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THE AEGUS, FRIDAY. F-EBItUAUY 5-1904
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nach articles will be printed oyer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
salp In Hock Island county.
Friday, February 3, 1904.
The Lorimer machine in the state
i greatly worried at present pros
pects. There is abundant reason why
it fchould be.
A scientist has announced that pa
per money is a disease spreader. He
finds upon investigation that there
are 144 different kinds of microbes
which make paper money their abid
ing j!ace. Accepting this as true how
many of u are there who will refuse
henceforth to handle money? Most
people would continue to enjoy get
ting hold of money even if there were
1 .'4.000.000.0(H) microbes on each square
inch of each greenback.
A public meeting; ofs citizens has
been lield at Wheat field, eight miles
north of Carlyle. to consider proposi
tions trom representatives of the St.
Louis. Troy - Kastern railway. The
railroad company proposes to build
through the northern township? f
lintoti county. Tlie right of way is
being M-i-ured. alo an option on coal
underlying- the land for two miles on
eiich side of the proposed line. The
oplioi:. arc limited to two veac on a
la-?s of ;ui acre.
It i- amusing to h'Nir the various
rep.ih!i-:t n faction., accuse each other
of iisinir unfair means to carry the
primaries. They charge each other
with i:-in r "inoiiev. c. the go fur
ther and say that many of the volet's
are being intimidated to tote for
their respect iie candidate for the
iic'iniuat ion of governor. Why. has
this not been the game i f the repub
lican parly since 1 !' V It is ;i great
condition of affairs, indeed. Tlie (I. ).
I. is to be pitied. It is now getting
a dose of its own medicine.
Destroy This Destroyer.
It i.- said iherc i.- a physical decline
among the men of. the British army.
A well known general discussing th:
malter attributed this decline to the
liberal use of cigarcts among men. He
said that the percentage of men in
the ItritUh army who smoke cigarets
was very large.
If. as thi- officer says, the ciguret
is generally used by men in the Brit
ish army, then the deduction that
there is a decline f the army, phy
sical an. I mental, is wholly logical.
Ih-cllne is the inevitable result of
the cigaret wherever and whenever
used. With the sail examples of de
stroyed manhood, physical and mental
decline which the use of the cigaret
has shown to the world, it is a won
der that any civilized commcnity of
jny natit 11 will tolerate the sale and
fise of she cigaret.
t ily laws, county laws. state laws,
national laws anil international laws
should ghe the cigaret its death
The cigaret is a sapper of strength
and destroyer of reason. It is a mak
er of criminals and breeder of insan
ity. Destroy the destroyer.
- Coal Mined by Machines.
t ha racteristie of the age is the
growing use of mine machines in the
bituminous coal mines of the I'nited
States. The report of Edward V.
I'avker on the pr o hu t ion of coal in
WJ. which forms part of the annual
volume of Mineral IJesources. pul
lishcd by the I'nited States Geological
Survey, shows that .-,.41' machines
were employed in W2 as against
In a few of the states there vv;is a
decided i.ecreae in the number of
ir.iich. tos used, but" with the excep
tion T Wyoming, these were states in
wh'cli - m paYa lively little develop
ment in the mechanical production of
coal ha Ikvij made. All of the states
where t he use of machines had ex
rled apy significant effect upon the
production prior to line; showed sul
slanti;.l increase in that year.
Ohin cia".m the largest proportion
ate production by the u-c of ma
chines, more than 'half the preuuet
of i hat state in l!xv; having been ma
chine mined. Ohio also stands second
in the total .f machine-mined coal,
:l'enii.-v Ivauia being first. Illinois
ranks third iu the amount of coal
pro.!ice-l bv machine. West Virginia
fourth. Kentucky fifth, and Indiana
sixth. It wiil le n.iiel that-thee si
s;ates comprise the we!! known "euiu-
et "t iv-" coal Held. In 1W. they pro
iii i'-vi 7 per cent f the total output
of i.'iimimuis coai in the lr.itel
Slate-- and ?4 per cent of the total
1o!M . : mach;n;--iiiitic;i coal.
The total machine-mined product
rcp irted for ltk- wa ti'..01 1..5-C hort
Ion-, an increase, a compared with
6;.St.:.Xj snort tons in 1901. of 11.
"6".24r hrt tons, or C per cent. As
the total production of bituminous
coal in the I'nited States in 1902 was
15 per cent larger than in 1901. it will
be seen that, on the whole, the pro
duction by the use of machines has
mo ee than kept pace with the inerear
ed output. In fact the percentage of
the machine-mined product to the to
tal output has increased from 23.fiS in
1901 to 26.09 in 1902.
'The statistics for 1902 as contained
in the iurvtrv's renort have all leen
obtained 'from the reports made to
the geological survey by the coal mine
operators. It is possible that the fall
ing off in machine production in some
states has been due to the failure of
operators to reply to this particular
intftiiry jti the survey schedules.
Where no machines have leen report
ed, it has been considered that none
was in use, although the same mines
may have reported the use of ma
chines in 1901.
Of the 5.41;" machines in use in
1902 were of the "pick or
"puncher" type, 2.182 were chain-
breast machines, and 51 were of the
Besides wages, mention something
that has been reduced by the trusts.
Why does Theodore Roosevelt insist
on digging that eanal by hook or by
crook (especially crook) to facilitate the
exchange of foreign commodities, while
both, he and his party favor a prohibi
tive tariff to exclude them? -
Why Is it that articles manufactured
in this country are sold cheaper in Eu
rope than tl:ey are here? Dan Cava
Oar Economical Attorney General.
Attorney General Knox in reply to an
Inquiry reports that in the last year he
has expended alout $25,000 of the
MOfMlOU voted him to assist in prose
cuting the trusts. At the rate he is
working the appropriation will ran his
department for twenty years. Even a
Republican congress expected alout
twenty times as much activity as he
has display' d.
TARIFF REFORM POSSIBLE.
Fnbll Opinion Will Force Republic
an Senator to Vote For Kevislon.
The outlook for tariff reform was
never V.righter than at present. The
elect lo: i of a Democratic president is
more promising than at any time since
lSJrj, anil a Democratic majority in the
next house of representatives is moae
than probable. A change of only a few
votes in a majority of the close states
and congressional districts will produce
that happy result. Every one by talk
ing with his neighbors can rind a con
siderable percentage of Republicans
who are either denouncing trust extor
tion or are disgusted with the policy of
The independent voter, the suffering
workingman. whose wages are being
reduced; the farmer who is paying pro
tection prices and whose prod nets sell
in. competition with the world; the citi
zen of limited income who rinds the cost
of living beyond his menus all of these
who are not hidebound partisans are
awaiting the opjiortuiiity to vote for
tariff reform. These and other voters
are not made more satisfied with con
ditions since the manifest attempt of
the Republicans to confine the investi
gation of grafting and looting in the
government service to the lesser ras
cals. A large element of conservative Re
publicans is dissatisfied with President
Roosevelt, and many are openly oppos
ing his nomination for another term.
A much -greater number are secretly
working for his defeat. Many of the
old soldiers are disgruntled with the as
pect of affairs. They fear the depar
ture from the houest and less spectacu
lar government of former years and
long for the return to the more conserv
ative administration of Lincoln and the
other fathers of the Republican party.
In some of the most important states,
such as New York. Indiana and Illi
nois, the prospect is that enough of
these dissatisfied elements to turn the
scale will vote against their party or
stay at home on election day.
Those voters whose hearts are -set up
on reforming the tariff and curbiug the
exactions of the trusts, but who thiuk
the seuate will stand as a bulwark
against reform, can take courage when
they reuieniber there are a number of
Republican senators who are inoculat
ed with the antitrust virus and will re
spond to the public demand for rea
sonable tariff reform and an honest
and economical administration of na
tional affairs. With a Democratic pres
ident and a majority of the house of
representatives of the same political
affiliation there will be found enough
senators to pass a reform bill that will
at least reduce the tariff so that trust
productions will lie sold as cheaply
here as abroad.
One was pale and sallow and the
other fresh and rosy. Whence the
difference? She who is blushing with
health uses Dr. King's New Life Pills
to maintain it. Ily gently arousing
the lazy organs they compel good di
gestion and bead off constipation.
Try them. Only 25 cents, at Hart. &
Cllemev er's, druggists.
A Mht Alarm.
Worse than an alarm of tire at night
is the. brassy cough of croup, which
sound-, tike the children's death knell,
and it mean- death unless .something
is done quickly. Foley Honey and
Tar never fails to give instant relief
and quickly cures the worst form of
croup. Mr, p. L. t'ordier. of Man
ningtoii. Ky.." writesj My 3-year-old
girl had a revere case of croup: the
doctor sai.I she could not live. I got
a bottle of " Foley's Honey and Tar-
the first di-e gave quick relief and
fcaved her ljfe. Refuse substitutes.
Sold by all druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Family Affair.
ICopyright. 190 by C. B. Lewis
We had with us in C company a man
about .forty years old named Reuben
Hardman. and he was the only man
among us who kept close mouthed
about his identity :iud his family his
tory. Some of the men thought there
was good reason for this, bnt it didn't
transpire that. Hardman had anything
to be ashamed of. The truth came out
one day as he was marching and stum
bling over h bad road, and .when his
patience had become exhausted he
"Gaul dura DanTs hide, but if I had
him here I'd wallop him till he couldn't
holler! Whai on earth did he go aud
do it for and bring all this trouble on
Some of the boys asked him who
Dan'l was, and then the mystery was
solved. Dan'l was a brother who had
gone south and enlisted in the Confed
erate army and was then known to be
in among the troops confronting us.
If Reuben was a good Union man
Dan'l was no less a good Confederate,
and if Reuben cussed Dan'l for the war
his adjectives were supposed to be re
turned with interest.
We wondered if it would so happen
that the two would meet in battle, but
time went on until we got around to
Petersburg. As our regiment took the
rifle pits in the center of Grant's lines
one day Reuben was one of the men
detailed for the pits. At this point
Union and Confederate pits were not
more than a hundred feet apart, and to
show a head above the earth was sure
death. Reuben had a high pitched
voice, and any one having heard it
could identify him in the darkest night.
It began raining soon after he aud a
comrade had reached the pit. and the
brother soon began the same old tirade
Suddenly a voice from the Confeder
ate pit opposite shouted out:
"Say. now. but shuck my hide if I
don'jt know the critter who owns that
"Who be you over there?" called Reu
ben as he started up.
T'm Dan'l. of course.
"You don't mean it!"
"Yes. I do. and you are Reube. I'd
know that voice of yours if I heard it
in Chiny. Say. old man. how are ye,
and how are all the folks at home?"
"Pin well 'nuff. and the folks are well
"nuff. but I'm powerful mad. What
did you go anil turn rebel for and make
all this trouble? Yon hain't got a
snark of decency about you. Dan'l
"I'm as good as any old Yankee!" re
"You ain-t either. Just let me git
holt of you. aud you'll sing a different
tune. I want you to come right over
here and surrender and behave your
self. D you hear me?"
Their conversation in the pits was
heard by a score of men on either side.
and first one would cheer and then the
other. When there was a break in the
talk, a Confederate would shout across
"Hey thar. Reube. come over to the
house and see Dan'l!"
"You bad boy. Dan'l. come home and
be licked!" a Federal would shout in
answer. And for au hour the firing
from half a dozen rifle pits was sus
pended. When Reuben took his sec
ond trick in the pit he was so eager to
open communication that he exposed
his head, and a bullet sent his cap fly
ing ten feet away.
"Durn your hide, but that was you.
Dan'l!" he shouted as he crouched
down. "Yes, I'll bet it was. You hain't
got no more sense in your head than to
go and shoot at your brother, though
you couldn't hit a barn ten feet away."
"That yon, Reube?" called Daniel.
"Of course it's me. What you askin
6uch silly questions for? You never
did know beans, even before you ran
away and joined them rebels."
"Don't git mad," said Daniel. "I
thought it was some other Yank. Say,
Reube. did you say that all the folks
at home was well? I hain't heard from
them in a hull year." m
"None o your business how they
are. Anybody mean 'nuff to go off and
join, the rebel army needn't be askin
about decent folks. I've got a heap
o things laid up ag'in you. young man,
and you'll do a lot of beggin' when I
git holt of 3"ou."
"But you'll never git holt," replied
Daniel, while all those around him
raised a cheer.
"Yes. I will. Grant is goin to cap
ture your old army for sure, and then
me an' you will settle things."
"Tell General Grant to go to grass."
It was funny what intluence that lit
tle thing had on the opposing rifle
pits. It came to lie known to hundreds
of men on each side that Reuben and
Daniel were brothers, and their names
became household words They were
n duty only three times before their
.espective regiments were relieved, but
the men who came after them had
something to talk a!-out. All of a sud
den there would -ome a- lull in the
murderous firing, and a Confederate
would raise his voice and call out:
"Say. yo' Yank over thar. what has
become of DanTs brother?"
"Oh. he's all right!" would be an
swered. "And how's Dan'l getting
Tie's all right."
All through the last days of the
fighting Reuben looked for Daniel, but
it was only at Appomattox that he
found him among the men whose brave
ficht was over at last. As Daniel
grounded his musket and looked at the
flag he bad fought for Reuben step
ped op to bini with extended baud and
"So I have found ye at last, have I?
Now. then, you shake bands and begin
to be decent and come along home
with me and see what father's got to
say about your s boo tin' my cap off.
- - . M. -
Of Baby's Dreadful Suffer
ing from Eczema.
CORED BY CUTICURA.
Now His Skin Is as White
as a Snow FlakeJ
" A terrible rash broke out on Char
lie's poor little face and spread to his
neck, chest and back. I had never seen
anything quite like it before," writes
Mrs. Helena Rath of 821 10th Ave., N. T.
City. "The. skin rose in little lumps.
and matter came
out. My baby's skin
was hot, and how
he did suffer. He
wouldn't eat, and
night after night I
walked the floor
'with him, weak as I
.was. Often I had
'to stop because I
felt faint and my
back throbbed with pain. But the worst
pain of all was to see my poor little
boy burning with those nasty sores.
At last I was persuaded by a friend
across the street to try the Cuticura
Remedies. She gave me some Cuticura
Ointment I think the box was about
half fall and a piece of Cuticura Soap.
I followed the directions, bathing
Charlie and putting that nice Ointment
on the sores. Little by little, but so
surely, Charlie and I both got more
peace by day and more sleep by night.
The sores sort of dried up and went
away, and now Charlie Is cured com
pletely'. Yes, that fat little boy by the win
dow is Charlie, and his skin is as white
as a snow flake, thanks to the Cuticura
Remedies. I think everybody should
know about the Soap and Ointment,
and if it is going to help other mothers
with sick babies, go ahead and publish
what I have told yon."
SoM throughout th world. Caticurft ReolTnt. 50o.
(la farm at Chocolatr CoaKd Pill. 4c peril of ).
Ointment, .r0e.. Soap. i5c Depots: Loodon. 27 Cnarlrt
bottM iq.t l'aris. J Hue de tm eaixt Ho ion. 1.17 Cotumbol
Art. Pottrr Orue A them. Corp.. Sol Pro pa.
0 Send for AU About th Skin, Scalp mui lUlr.
Acres of roses and miles of
palms that's California in mid
winter, (lather flowers and pick
oranges. Reached on a high
class train the California Lim
ited. California in less than three
days. Why endure disagreeable
weather at home?
Let me arrange a trip full of
comfort and pleasure.
H. D. Ma.ck. Gen. Agt.
210 Kighteenth Street,
ROC K ISLAND, : : :- ILL.
Directories of North and Smith Da
'cola, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin. Pe
oria and Chicago. Records are kept
jf people moving, arriving or leaving
Davenport. Credit reports and cor
rect addresses furnished on appliea
.ion. Branch of the Rergman Collec
tion Agency. 207-209 Brady tret
Telephone I'nion 902.
II. E. CAST EEL.
Central Trust Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. V lOO.OOO- roar Per Cent Utrfwt Paul en CMoaiw
Trust Department -
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is kepf entirely separate from the banking busine of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
igeat for non-residents, women, invalids, and others. J
tVmccTioM Chamber un. Kim dt. Ccxipamy.
Friday, Feb 5.
Return of the big. hit
Fred K. Wright's, magnificent produc
tion of the prettiest of all pas- "
"York State Folks"
Presented by the original cast: Kay
L. Kovee. .lames l.ackaye. Harry
Crosby. Randolph Currie, Idea nor
Sidman. Kate Jackscn an J M oth
ers. Prices: 25c. 50c. Tie "and $1.00.
sile of seats opens Wednesday at
9 a. m.
Sunday, Feb. 7.
Presented here for the first time, tlie
great melodramatic romance
J5he Pride of Jennico
An elaborate scenic production.
Special prices for this engagement
only 2."c. ;0c. 7"c ;:nd Sl.OO.
Seats now on saic.
with its lovely seaside resort,
orange groves, beautiful gar
dens and quaint old mission
towns is visited everj
year by thousards of
tourists who travel
over the . Uoi an
it is the best
est " route,
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running
Fou r Personally Conducted Ex
cursions toCalifomiaevery week
For full information call on
W. G. NEIMYER, C. A.
163 South Clark St.,
LdW RATES TO
New Orleans, La.,
Big Four Route
Feb 9 to l." inclusive, return limit Feb.
20, except that tickets may be ex
tended to leave not Ia'ter than March
.". 1904. Tickets will be sold via Chat
tanooga or Nashville with privilege
of stop-over in either direction south
of Ohio river.
For tickets and further information
call on or address.
ALLKX F. NYE, T. P. A..
you wish your plumbing (re
paired r new) promptly and
properly attended to at the low
est possible cost in reason, we
can accommodate you in all
three ways celerity, good work,
and fair price.
Whatever your plumbing
needs we are amply able to sup
ply them to your critical satis
faction. Call I MG THIRD AVENUE.
II. B. SIMMON,
. . . . ..-.... -J. Jt- .-. .t..T.
if Sviits WortK
1 $13.50 and
? The New Clothing Store
TALK IT OVER WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR
and if she happens to be a 'patron of our store, she will soon give you
many reasons for our fast increasing trade. We aim to please our
atrons. not only by giving them prices pushed down to the lowest
notch, but we also aim to give them the bet quality of goods. It's
always best to get the best, especially when it is something to eat.
We will be pleased with a trial order, and we are sure you will be.
Sugar, 22 lbs
9 Bars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
3 packages -
New York gallon
Fancy .la pan Tea,
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
Remember the Ytace, ffear TostoJificc
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. git
U It t V I L' , I
VI till WjkL
i 1714 Second Avenue.
on the market,
Other brands as low in propor
tion. Fancy Dairy Butter,
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs.
2 large cakes Ivory
2 cakes Sapollo 1 C
Navel Oranges, per
3 lb. can extra fancy
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup,
'iffiSi iJSS Rock Island
Elegance in Wall Paper
Like distinction of carriage and
deportment in humans, appf-als to
the artistic eye. There" a certain
subtle something in pajwr we se
lect an.l sell vvhieh sjn-akx of Myle.
taste and superiority vvh'n-b K-ople
of artistic taste appreciate. We
ask ton to f-ee and select wall dec
orations here at your Jei-ure.
PAR.IDON CSL SON.
410 SK VEX T K I " NT 1 1 STIJEET.
Old "phone Union 213. New 'phone 013