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THE ABOUS, WEDNESDAY IT EBITDA!! Y 24, 1904.
OLD CITIZEN DEAD
Jamjs Shirkey Passes Away
Druiy Township in
DEATH IS DUE TO INFIRMITIES
Cra-g cied yesterday after
YOUR DAILY MEALS.
Mrt. Margaret Konnell Die at
Home tit Her Da ugh-ur.
At his home in Drury township, at
43 o'clock Mnnr.'aj- evening-. occurred
ihe death of .lames Shirkey, a promi
nent resident of that h.calitv. his
!eath being due l infirinities of age.
lie was 94 years of age. Five children
mrvive, tliese being Sarah, AMen and
Mary, at hrnic; Oliver, of Illinois
City, and .Mrs. R. Whaiey. of What
The funeral was held litis morning
sit 10 o'clock frtm the Foster Raptist
church, interment taking' place in the
Mr. Mrrivt Koni.ll.
Mrs. Margaret Konnell died at the
Lome f i f her daughter. Mrs. Mary
Fischrr. 2.-,04 Fifth avenue, at 12:30
litis morning'. Death was flue to the
infirmities i f age. Mrs. Konnell was
lorti in Pavsiria. Germany, and wns
7S years old. One .brother, Henry
ZwHsel. of New Y rk; 'one daughter.
Mrs. .Mary Fi.-eher, and Ihree grand
daughters. Mr.-. Paul Rarlh. M"isv; Rer-
1hn and .Vi.- I.ucile Fischer, of this
city, survive. The funeral will beheld
from St. Mary's church at ! o'clock
Friday moi ning.
leatb of Child.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A Utile Sermon on What to Eat aid
When to Kat It.
If you eat a hearty dinner at the close
of tacb day's work, a dinner made up
of food elements which hare a chance
to build up the body daring the night's
rest, then you should eat a light break
fast, so that your new energy may go
into your morning's work instead of
being all used up in digesting your
But if you have not eaten the proper
quantity and kind of food for dinner
you must cat a hearty breakfast, or
else feel faint from undernourishment.
You should not eat meat for break
fast, for meat should only be eaten at
a rime when complete rest can be
taken. If you feel the need of meat
eat eggs instead or nuts.
You shook! eat a well cooked cereal,
but know this: The cereals which can
be cooked In threr? minutes are hardly
worth the eating, because they bare to
little nourishment in them. Oatmeal
that has been cooked several hours is
very good. Half cooked oatmeal is so
poor a food that it is almost a poison.
Cornnieal must also be well cooked, too",
If it is to do its best work for the hu
man body and soul.
And if you will eat broad for break
fast eat the German zwieback, crisp
rolls or brown toast. Hot bread and
cakes clog your system and will make
you cross and uncomfortable before
Coffee could be a healthful drink if It
were properly made and not boiled un
til it Is bitter with tannin. Clear cof
fee, one cup of it. may have no ill ef
fects on your nerves. CofTee. with
cream, one cup or two cups, will make
But, w hatcver else you eat or drink,
eat fruit and a great deal of fruit, for
breakfast. If you want a fruit tonic
drink the juice of an orange and half
a lemon. If you want fruit for a food
eat apples or bananas. Or if these do
not agree with you eat apple sauce,
cooked prunes, cooked canned fruit.
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flood by tbe Reporter.
The laic George W. Childs. the pro
prietor of the Philadelphia ledger, was
a man who supported his subordinates
when they were in the right. During
a bitter congressional campaign one
of the candidates called upon Mr.
Childs and said:
"Mr. Childs. I have always consid
ered you uty friend. Am I right in
that assumption V"
"Yes." said Mr. Childs in his quiet
way. wondering what was coining.
"Well. I come to complain about your
political reporter. His reports of my
canipalgu have done me much dam
age." "I understand," said Mr. Childs.
"that our reporter has been printing
your own speeches. Is that true?"
"Y-e-s." was the hesitating reply.
"Then." said the publisher, "you are
the guilty man. .You are killing your
own candidacy, and the Ledger is sim
ply giving a faithful picture of, the
performance. Blame yourself and not
the Ledger reporter."
And that was all the satisfaction this
influential politician could get from
CANAL HAS A USE
Illinois & Michigan Waterway Ex
erts Influence in Reduc
HAS SAVED MILLIONS TO PEOPLE
Argument Made When Approprii
tlon Was Asked or State
Why Cot Apples Tarn Color.
The rapid change of color in cut ap
ples is due to chemical action on the
exposed surface of the apple after the
free admission of oxygen and not. as
was once supposed, to the presence of
micro-organisms, for if apple pulp is
sterilized and filtered the same thing
happens. The Juice of an apple not
only contains water, sugar and various
acids, but a starch which ferments
when exposed to the air.
Lindet holds that tbe fermenting
matter and the acids also are in dif
ferent cells in the uncut apple, but are
brought into contact as soon as It Is
cut. This is. however, not to the point,
as the fermenting matter can only at
tack the aromatic body in the presence
of oxygen. So long as the skin of the
apple is whole no change can take
place, but Immediately this is wound
ed the oxygen begins its work, carbon
dioxide is evolved, and the .reddish
brown appearance sets In, especially
on unripe fruit.
Subscribe for The Anru
Patent Coltskin is not like the
old fashioned, crackable, checkable,
uncomfortable ehinj- leathers.
It is soft and
That's why it is used in the
"John Kelly woman's shoe.
One style with medium welt
sole, an especally graceful one
carries a 1 1-4 inch military heel.
It's usually "snappv" as to line
and it's made TO FIT. Made in
Blucher, button anc" lace
DOLLY BROS. 4rTwjSin!TH st
Telephone Uaioa 711
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
303 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone orth 6X81.
There are two sides to the raainten
ance of the Illinois & Michigan canal
that the Illinois supreme court has
practically ruled out of existence by
holding that the state has no right
to expend money in keeping it up
While it mar have furnished an ex
cuse for a number of good offices with
nothing to do, and while the state
may be technically wrong in support
ing it there is little doubt, neverthe
less, that the people of the western
and central part of Illinois and of the
states across the Mississippi river that
send their produce to Chicago have
been directly benefited by it, through
the effect it has had, een though use
less as a highway, upon railway
When the proposed appropriation
for the canal was before 'the legisla
ture last winter the Illinois Grain
Dealers associatien sent representa
tives to Springfield to urge the a
proprlatien. In presenting the case
to the appropriation committee the
grain shippers emphasized the feature
of the situation above referred to in
the fellow ing statement:
"The committe before you is com
posed of merchants, manufacturers
and farmers from the territory trav
ersed bv the Illinois Sr Michigan canal.
We are here to ask you to take steps
to protect the interests of Ihe water
way and to convince vim that it has
not passed its days of usefulness, that
it is not abandoned by the shipping
trade, that it is not a jiestilential
stream of disease breading filth; but
that it is of vast importance not only
to our immediate section but to the
"We come before you. therefore.
to urge your favorable action on the
bill, appropriating moneys for the
maintenance of the Illinois & Michigan
canal. We. as business men. dislike
the necessity of asking for this ap
propriation, but we do not noologie
for our presence here for we are
aware that good and sufficient reasons
can be advanced in support of thr
Waterway Valuable to State.
"The commercial importance of Illi
nois is not a matter of chance, but
is a direct and necessary result of her
favorable location and natural com-!
inercial advantages. The Illinois river
pierces the state and brings to the in
terior the same advantages that ae
erne to the boundary territory. The
Illinois & Michigan canal connecting
the Illinois river with Lak'e Michigan
and the Hennepin canal connecting
the Uock river with Lake Michigan,
and the Hennepin canal connecting the
Uock river. Mississippi river and Illi
nois river with Lake Michigan through
the Illinois and Michigan canal, dis
tributes these natural commercial ad
vantages throughout the state. We
all know that cheap freights, that is.
low t ransportation charges, are a very
important factor in the industrial
commercial or agricultural develop
ment of any given territory. High 01
low transportation charges represent
to any section the difference between
prosperity and adversity.
"This much being admitted as fact
it must follow that any influence which
tends to equalize, level and lower
transportation charges must be an in
fluence that works to the great com
mercial good of the state and as such
should be protected and encouraged.
It is a matter of common knowledge
that navigable waterways, wherever
locate:!, exercise a wholesome re
straining influence on transportation
"Uriefly Mated tbe conditions arc
these: The Illinois & Michigan canal
by its very presence as a navigable
waterway regardless of the amount of
business done on its waters, acts as
a direct restraining influence on
freight charges through the territory
adjacent to it. and acts directly, of
course, in regulating rail charges
throughout this and other states.
"The Illinois & Michigan canal.qudt-
ing Cecrge F. Stone, secretary of the
Chicago Hoard of Trade is a 'practical
amendment to the interstate com
merce laws that connot be disregard
ed, violated with impunity, repealed,
"You will observe that rates in the
territory along the canal are lower
than at any ether jmint in the state
the same distance from Chicago. That
the low rates made by railways paral
leling the canal force the nearest com
peting railways on either side to make
corresponding low charges although
these roads are distant from the canal
people. This influence is felt 40 to 50
miles on either side of the canal
"And note this particularly: that
the greater the distance from the ca
nal, the higher the rate, regardless of
the distance from Chicago.
Richest Coaotle BeeeBted.
"Considered simply in its narrowest
most local significance, we see that
the counties most directly, most osi
tively benefited by the canal, are Cook,
Will. IHjnage. Kendall, Grundy. Kane,
Kankakee. Livingston. Marshall, Put
nam. La Salle, Woodford. Bureau, Lee,
Peoria, Stark, Tazewell. These coun
ties are among the wealthiest, and
most important in manufactures, as
well as agriculture in our state, and
they constitute a list that is certainly
entitled to consideration in any mat
ter, such as this, which so vitally af
fects their varied commercial inter
"From the standpoint of the farmer
alone the canal is worth millions each
year. These counties each jear pro
duce over one hundred million bushels
of corn and over sixty-five million
bushels of oats. We have previously
assumed that tbe presence of the ca
nal as a competitive influence, a navi
gable waterway, saves cn freight
charges from VSc to 4c per 100 lbs..
a low estimate, because as a matter of
fact recent freight advances make the
average saving somewhat higher than
2c per 10O lbs.
"The 2c saving, however, means over
$1,500,000 annually to the farmers of
this territory. And this on grain alone.
Think of the millions of tons of coal
mined annually in this district! Con
sider the amount of farm machinery
manufactured and lumber consumed!
Consider the manufacturing of brick,
tile, cement. paHr! Consider the tons
of iron ere and of finished steel, of
zinc ore and finished zinc that is di
rectly and correspondingly affected in
the same manner, though possibly in
a lesser degree!
"Every farmer, every merchant.
every manufacturer, every factory em
ploye in this territory is directly and
positively interested in the maintain-
ance of this canal as a navigable wat
erway. For the competitive influence
as a freight charge regulator, exists.
and its economical influence is felt so
long as it is navigable.
"The amount of business done on
its waters is unimportant as a factor
and does not therefore affect its value
in this particular capacity. Manv of
the industries mentioned never use the
canal, but their interests are bound up
in it because of its influence in dictat
ing to competing railways the amount
of freight charges they shall make ei
ther on finished products or on raw-
Railways Charre All Thejr Can.
The policy of all railways seems to
be 'to charge all that the tariff will
bear, hut so long as the canal is na
vigable no railway can permanently
obtain higher charges than the water
route, the cheapest form of transpor
tation known, offers to perform the
rame service lor.
Not only is the canal a direct bene
fit to its immediate territory but its in
fluence, as a connecting link, making
the Illinois river valuable as an inter
state waterway, regulates the rates
over a large portion of the state. For,
instance no railway letween Chicago
and St. Louis or Cairo can perma
nently obtain a higher rate for freight
from St. Louis or Cairo to Chicago
than competing water rates for the
same freight would be. The rates
from points on the same railway lint
between Chicago. St. Louis or Cairo
must be measured largely by the rates
between the cities mentioned. If.
therefore, the presence of the canal
lowers 'through rates.' it lowers 'lo
cal' rates in a certain degree because
of the fact that the rates for the long
ban! must always include the rates for
the short haul.
"The railways are allowed to make
extremely low rates when in -competition
with water, and if the Illinois Sr
Michigan canal constitutes the key to
this competition by furnishing the wa
ter competition then it should be ac
credited with the saving to the whole
state thus affected.
"The Hennepin canal the govern
ment waterway extending from the Il
linois river to Rock Island, has locks
that will accommodateboatsof 200 tons
displacement, while the limit of the I
-. M. canal is at present ISO tons.
There is no question but that wilh the
opening of the Hennepin canal the
federal government will take over and
assume control of the Illinois - Michi
gan canal because of the absolute
necessity of the one to the other. This
means that the necessity of asking for
appropriations from the state will not
"We understand, that there is now
in the state funds a balance of over
$'."0.(HH to the credit of the Illinois
& Michigan canal. The balance repre
sents earnings ,f the canal, but these
earnings have, through necessity we
presume, been diverted at various
times to other funds. So. gentlemen,
this appropriation may be looked upon
as an emergency measure in a sense,
because it is necessary in order to
save to our state the economical in
fluence that is much greater than the
physical condition or importance of
the canal would seem to indicate.
"So we can safely assume that with
in a short time of the opening of the
Hennepin canal, the federal govern
ment will of necessity take over the
Illinois & Michigan -anal. enlarge and
improve it, and continue it in opera
tion at no cost to the state.
Of National Importance.
As vve have stated, and as most peo
ple who are familiar with the situa
tion will admit, the Illinois & Michigan
canal is of national importance in that
it is the connecting link in the vast
system r.f internal waterways that
makes Illimis the grandest, greatest
and best state in the Mississippi val
ley, the most productive, the most en
terprising, the most cultured and the
most promising section of this great
"Its responsibilities in connection
with the Hennepin canal, are marvel
ous, and when we look into the fu
ture a few years and see that it has
liernme an important part of the great
channel that y; u and I will live to see
bearing on its waters, not canal boats
of limited size and efficiency, but
stately ships that sail the salted seas.
Then indeed the prospect for indus
trial advantages and commercial - su
premacy becomes stupendous in its
magnitude, ihen you anil I and the
other gentlemen here present will have
in truth, cause to congratulate our
selves that we saw these things in the
future, and by our efforts amble ae
Special,..' Web. 25.
THE spring line of Champagne and Ecru laces
the most stylish effects that will be worn
this season have arrived. Laces well worth 50c a
yard to sell at 35c, others worth 30c and 25c at
15c and 121c. Lace applique and bands, black, ecru
and white, regular 45c quality for 29c. Some very
dainty ones, 25c quality for 15c.
ITI-ura D-.sl.- the coming trimming for collars
rine line 07 Kucning and cuffS from i2ic up.
Our spring novelties in Fancy Mixed Spring Suitings. Silk Finished Mo
hairs. All the newest shades of Vmles have arrived. Your early selection will
secure the pick of patterns that the markei affords.
We shall place a limited nimber of Pauline 2 clvsp kid Gloves, os- AQr
sorted Parisan sh&des. for 1 hour from 2 to 3 p. m TKirsdAy. choic for "rt
For Thursaay morning from ID t3 11 wa will place on saJe Men's Cp
Stainless Blewck Hose, formerly sold et 15c for . . . . vu
All linen Fringe Towels, red and blue bDrders. form r price 18c for 14c.
To be seen at Young & MjOjmbs' for a short tiui? only. Prof. T. P. Burin
on his way to the World's Fair, exhinitiug his wonderful artistic paper worK,
torn entirely by the fingers. Djn't fail to see him from 2 to 4:30 p. m. every
they may have been, helped to bring
"We say, t bereft re, sent Ieineu, that
this is not a mere question oT expedi
ency. Lot a mere question of gener
osity or utility; is is a bigger, broader
epiestion. a question of future com
mercial supremacy, a question, that
concents our children even more than
it does us, that will afreet the Illinois
of the future in even a greater degree
than it affects the Illinois of today.
"That yon will solve it in a wise
manner, conserving carefully the im
portant commercial interest of the
whole state, we have no doubt. That
you will not take a step backward, we
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"ColffM" . . .
"Col.nUl lUm." . i lb. 60c; '., lb. SOc.
Chocolate Prpprrmlota" lOc. and .c.
"Chocolate Almond" 15c, SSc.and 60c.
Mt'hcoUte Xolasaes Brittle' lb. 25c
i Ih. 0c. ; i j lb. 85c.
i lb. ooc. ; i lb. SOc.
i lb. B0c.; ijlb. 30c.
i Ih. 60c. ; l'j lb. SOc.
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day noon. Telephone 1221.
Matinee 25. 50 and 7. cents.
Evening 2o, 00 and 7. cents, ?1 an I
A metal polish that does not
daub the hands or woodwork.
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pr'rtion of this great country of ours; because, by going there, you
will escape the hardships and discomforts of February and March,
the mot-t trying months of the year at home; because u month in
California will do you more go id than all the medicine in Christen
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seeker for every man and woman who is "out of sorts" and needs
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California is easily reached if you take the Rock Island, El Pa so
Northeastern and Southern Pacific" Systems by way of El Paso. At'
El Paso you can top off and vit-it quaint and picturesque Mexico. The
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I Diamonds Going Down Instead of Up.
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