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THE ABOTS, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1904.
"Calumet" means "A Pipe of Peace."
Calumet BaKing Powder means peace in
Food prepared With Calvmet HaXlng Voider is pure and healthful,
and free from tcchell salts, lime.alam and ammonia.
To St. Louis and Return
Special excursion tickets will be boW by the Burlington
Route June 13, and will be good for the return trip at any time
within seven days. They will be accepted in coaches and chair
cars, on any Burlington train to or from St. Louis.
Thia i- your opportunity t see the World's Fair at small cost
before the hotels and rooming houses become crowded and while
the exposition is still bright and gorgeous.
Ask me for a World's. F air map, guide and pamphlet f infor
mation, it is free.
M . J. YOUNG,
"Phones, old It80, new R.
Office 1607!. Second Av,
and removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careful treatment
given to all cases.
We have a patent thin
elastic plate with natural
jjrums that tit in all cases
and when others fail. We
use no cheap material in
ourolllee for our work is all
guaranteed to he equal to
the hijrhest priced dentists
and to he first class In every
respect. Notice our prices
belOW, they are always the
lament fillings 25
Gold riatimnn filling .50
Bilw fillings 50
Gold fillings, $1 and up 1.00
Gold Crowns 22k. $4 to $5 4.00
Thin elastic plates 10.00
Best red Rubber plates 9.00
Office 1G07 Second Avenue,
Over Spidel's Drug Store.
Dr. S. C. Marshall.
John Volk 6c Co.,
Dealers in single snd double strength
Blinds and Mouldings. Yi neereti and
Hardwood Flouring of all kinds.
Dealer in single and double strength
Window tilass. Pattahod Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art GIa.
311 and 3C9
ROCK ISLAND, : : : ILLINOIS.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental New York
Agrieultural New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago, 111.
Union Ins. Co Philadelphia, Pa.
Rockford Ins. Co Rockford, DL
Security Ins. Co New Haven, Conn.
Irs. Co. State of Illinois.. Rockford, HL
Office, room 3. Buf ord block. Bates
as low as consistent with resurity.
J. M. BUFORD-
The oid fire and time-tried companies
represented. Kates ss low as
any reliable company
YOCR PATRONAGE IS BOLJCTTED.
THE DELUDED WORKMAN
Slow to Realize the Evils of
fDoN'T Be Fooled
Genuine ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA
I pat up in white packages, manufactured
exclusively by the tfodison Medicine
C.. Madison. Wis. feeu at 35 cents a
package. All other are rank i-aitation
ord substitute. lnnt 'ik yoar hea.th b
taking (hen. THfcOLM'flsi: makes sick
neple Well. Keeps yoa Was). AU Honest
healers asB tte Oenitrta.
MOLUSTEB DRUO CO. Madisan. fWs.
Up Agin" a Good Thing
a nun is when he commences to
patronize the American Steam
Laundry. Tho best laundry I ever
struck is what, those who indulp
in a little slan would say. But
cntrc nous if you want your linci.
as faultless as when you first bought
it, in color and finish, we will guar
antee to do it to your satisfaction
every time. Careful handling and
artistic work are among our up-to-daio
Twelfth Htree-t and Fifth A rant a,
fhona IS 36.
LACK OF WOBK IH TEXTLLf TBADE
The Worsted Industry. Which Is
Hlgrhly Proirrn-il. Safen Most Am
Caaoiwerable Argument In FaTor
of Tariff Reform.
The artisans and workingmen of the
country are fast discovering that the
protective tariff does not protect them
from wage reductions, and in many
coses from no work at all. This scorns
to be especially true in that hotbed of
protection, the state of Pennsylvania,
for the Public Ledger good Republic
an authority recently announced that:
"With thousands out of employment
by an almost total stagnation in tbe
Industry and in the looms of a large
number of mills working on half and
three-quarters time, worsted yarn spin
ners in this city propose to combine to
cut down the operatives' wages to the
basis of those paid in New England for
similar work. This means a reduction
of L per cent in the earnings of 20,000
Besides the worsted operatives above
mentioned, it is reported that 60.000
other textile workers are Idle, all work
ing in protected industries. Worsted
yarn is protected by a tariff duty of 30
or 40 cents a pound, according to qual
ity, and an additional duty of 40 per
cent ad valorem. This enormous pro
tection of course prevents the impor
tation of foreign yarus, except a small
amount of Saxony wool, especially pre
pared for ladies to knit with, so the
whole home market is preserved for
the wool yarn manufacturers, and the
profits are very large, there being no
competition. Yet this protection has
resulted in "an almost complete stagna
tion of the industry," with no work for
many of the operatives and a reduction
of wages even to those working on half
That is the terrible condition to which
these poor, deluded disciples of pro
tection have been brought in one of the
highest protected Industries, and the
condition has existed for some time. It
must also be remembered that the cost
of living has vastly advanced under
this protective tariff system, so that
even those workingmen who are fully
employed and who have been fortunate
enough not to have their wages re
duced have all they can do to make
both ends meet.
The Protective Tariff league, which
is an organization of the protected
trusts and manufacturers, defines in
its constitution its object to be "to
protect American labor by a tariff on
imports which shall adequately secure
American industrial products against
the competition of foreign labor."
This Bepublican organization, which
controls president and congress, has
succeeded perfectly in shutting out
competition us far as .woolen yarns
are concerned, but both the league and
the Bepublican party, who enacted the
Dingley tariff law, have miserably
failed "to protect American labor" In
The facts are that in Philadelphia
and elsewhere tbe markets and stores
are crowded with customers who have
so little to spend that they are obliged
to buy the cheapest clothing and the
poorest provisions, and this poverty
may be mostly traced to tariff monop
oly. The cheap wool clothing Is nine
tenths cotton and mercerized cotton or
imitation wool. Hence, the worsted
spinner Is out of work, for only the
well to do can buy the "all wool and
a yard wide" production. In other
protected industries similar conditions
exist. High tariff produces over-production,
fosters trusts and combina
tions, which boom things for a while
and then the inevitable breakdown
The workingman will have to 6tudy
these matters necessity may compel
him to do so. If he does he will soon
discover that a tariff which will pro
duce enough revenue to support the
government, honestly and economically
administered, with trust productions
that are selling cheaper abroad than
at home placed on the free list, will
reduce the cost of living and make
more stable wages and secure employ
ment all the year around.
That is the Democratic position, and j
the greed of the protected Interests j
and monopolists Is proving that con- I
tentiou is best for the American con
sumer and of more lasting benefit to
the honest manufacturer. The Bepub
lican cry that Democratic success
would injure the business of the coun
try Is but partisan rubbish, and the
history of the country shows it to be
so. The universal prosperity of low
tariff periods, when other causes did
not Interfere and when the government
was honestly administered, is an un
answerable proof for a reasonable
Rorbefort' ( krear.
Bochefort. that most individual mem
ber of the cheese family, gains its
distinction and its flavor by ripening
six months in a cave in the mountains
near tlu little village of Bochefort. In
southern France. Part of process which
It undergoes is tbe pricking full of lit
tle holes. Into which the air of the
cave penetrates. This air remains of
the same temperature the year round.
Only sheep's milk is used for making
THE GAMBLING MANIA.
How It Flaunted Itself at One Time
In the French Capital.
Some of the old stories told of the
faming tables can hardly be believed
nowadays, though they are related in
such a cool, matter of fact style by
writers of the time as to show that in
the eighteenth and early nineteenth
centuries the practice formed a part
of high class social existence. Captain
Gronow relates that, having been ap
pointed to the staff of General Ticton.
who was then starting for Brussels
(1813), he obtained $1,000 from the ar
my agents, "which," he continues. "I
took with me to a gambling house in
St. James' squnre. where I managed,
by some wonderful accident, to win
000." With this sum he subsequently
provided his necessary outfit.
When the allies marched into Paris
after the battle of Waterloo. Gronow
found the Palais Boyal a hotbed of
gambling "the very heart of French
dissipation." "There were tables for
all classes. The workman might play
with 20 sous or the gentleman with
10,000 francs. The law did not prevent
any class from Indulging in a vice that
assisted to fill the coffers of the munici
pality of Paris." The English visitors
were not slow to participate In the
play, one officer of the guards obtaining
leave of absence and never quitting the
Palais Boyal till the time came for his
return to the regiment.
Large fortunes were often lost at
gambling in those days, the losers dis
appearing never more to be heard of.
Lord Thanet. for instance, who had an
income of $250,000 a year, lost every
farthing at play and, concludes Gro
now. "I do not remember any instance
where those who spent their time in
this den did not lose all they possessed."
FLOWERS IN MEXICO.
So Plentiful That Ther Are Used For
Great Pahllc Decorations.
As a people the Mexicans are very
fond of flowers, and every village, town
and city has its place where flowers
are sold, and many of the larger places
have extensive flowep markets. Often
the flowers brought to the market are
wild specimens found in the woods and
the fields, but all are beautiful. In
many of the smaller towns and villages
the public parks and the sidewalks of
the streets are used as places for the
sale of flowers. Everywhere they may
be bought at surprisingly low prices.
So plentiful are flowers they are used
for great public decorations. Some
times whole parks and the fronts of
buildings for many streets are covered
with floral decorations on a feast day.
The Mexican love of flowers has been
inherited from a long line of flower
loving ancestors. More than a thou
sand years ago the chief feature of
worship among tlie Toltecs was the
great floral offering which was made to
the fair god once a year and which
lasted for a whole Mexican week. Dur
ing this festival one of the features
was a great floral procession, which
traversed the priucipal streets of the
city to the sound of musical instru
ments. Every one in the procession
carried flowers to lay upon the altar of
the god or to place upon the steps or
walls of his temple. In this procession
were princes, nobles, priests and com
moners. This floral festival was an
expression of the love of nature for
which the Toltecs were noted. Until
they came into contact with the Az
tecs later on in history they were pure
ly nature worshipers, and flowers and
fruits formed the chief part of their
offerings. So the Mexican comes by
his love of flowers honestly.
IntermarrjTna; Anions Rooks.
Among the odd habits of rooks Is tho
way that members of the same rookery
have of intermarrying generation after
generation. The males always choose
their wives from their near neighbors,
and if one should be so bold as to
bring home to his rookery a bride from
a distance the other rooks will invari
ably refuse to receive her and will
force the pair to build some way off.
In the neighborhood of big rookeries
outlying nests of this kind may always
" -I - I
A TOOTHPICK BOMB.
It Will DIot Yonr Little Tor Demon
;ih In the Air.
Here is the way to make a simple
apparatus out of which you can get a
lot of sport: Select five toothpicks.
They must be as long as you can find
and quite straight and without any im
perfections. Lay two crosswise on the table.
Lay a third one on top of these two
in such a way that it will divide the
cross formed by the first two into equal
Then adjust the two remaining tooth
picks across the ends of the others in
such a way that the complete arrange-
THE WAT TO MAKE THE APPARATUS.
ments shall be in the form as shown
in Fig. A of the picture, where the
toothpicks are depicted as resting
across the foot of an inverted tumbler.
Now you must make tho figure of the
little demon. Make the head of knead
ed breadcrumbs or of wax. The body
is made of a small cork. The limbs
are made of toothpicks or matches
whittled into the shapes shown in
Fig. B shows the completed body.
Having adjusted tho toothpick ap
paratus on the foot of the tumbler, bal
ance the little figure on the end of the
middle toothpick, as shown in the pic
Now light a match and set fire to one
end of the apparatus. When the fire
burns to the point where the toothpicks
are braced against each other the whole
thing will fly apart with the effect of a
little infernal machine and the figure
will go hurtling into the air. If you do
not Join your little demon together too
tightly it will fly to pieces, too, when
the crash comes, as shown in Fig. D.
In Belgium it is the custom to give
certificates of marriages in the form of
little books, which also contain a sum
mary of the marriage laws and among
a mass of other miscellaneous informa
tion directions for tbe feeding and care
of infants. There are also places for
entering the names and birthdays of
the children of the marringe, the au
thorities considerately affording space
for twelve such entries.
A Boy Who Did Not Cry Foe Every
Binp and Brnlae He Got.
When Morton was a little boy his fa
ther and mother paid little attention to
his bumps and bruises, and so he learn
ed uot to mind them himself.
One day, when he was five years old,
he was playing with his dearest friend.
Wilfred, across the street. Morton was
at the head of the back stairs a long.
steep flight and somehow he lost his
balance and down he tumbled from top
Hearing the noise and tbe screams of
the other children, Wilfred's mother
and a neighbor who was there, together
with Ann, the kitchen girl, rushed to
the spot. Morton reached the foot of
the stairs, and, turning to look at the
way by which he had come, he said
"That was quite a fall, wasn't itr"
On an earlier occasion Morton dis
played even greater bravery and en
durance. He was on a visit to an uncle
with bis father and1 mother, and they
had been for a drive in his uncle's car
riage. The small boy wanted a longer
ride, and the coachman, who had taken
a fancy to the lad. said that he might
ride round to the stable and that he
would bring him home when he came.
So Morton jumped in again, happy
enough. The coachman gave the door
a bang. Alas, one of the little bands
chanced to be right in the way of that
door! Nobody saw it, but they heard
a sudden cry of pain. When they turn
ed the little fellow's lip was quivering,
but not even a whimper did he make.
"That was my thumb!" he remarked,
holding it up to view.
Of course everybody was sorry, for
they all knew how such an injury
hurts; but, although it was enough to
cause the loss of the nail, there was
never any further ado about it.
Miaa Breezy-Well. Mr. Harkawav.
now that you have inspected me thor
oughly, what have you to sav? Mr H
AH I can say. Miss Brew. Is"
came. I saw. you conquered "Brook
Always Something; W ro n s; .
Clerk Please, sir. can I have a
week's vacation? Employer What's
wrong with you now? Clerk I'm going
to get married. Employer Now, you
were away a week with influenza and
ten days wfth a sprained ankle. I de
clare, there's always something going
wrong with you. Jones.
Bills to Salt firm ma tan res.
"How much will it cost me to get a
divorce?" asked the man.
"That depends," replied the lawyer
absentmindedly. "How much have you
got?" Philadelphia Ledger.
"Does her family approve of bar am
bition to go upon the operatic stage?
"I'm er yes and no that is. they
approve of her going away to sing?"
Detroit Free Press.
Wonld Have the Fnn Afterward.
His Mother Tommy, if yon fight
with" little Willie Walters today I shall
put you to bed for two hours. Tommy
Put me to bed now. ma.
Ask only the well about their health.
Where do you go when you go to sleep?
That's what I want to know:
There's loads; of things I can't find out.
But nothina -bothers me bo.
Nurse puts me to bed In my little room
And takes away the light.
I cuddle down In the blankets warm
And shut my eyes up tight.
Then off I go to the funniest place.
Where everything seems queer.
Though sometimes It Is not-Xunny at all.
Just like the way it Is here.
"There's mountains made of candy there.
Big fields covered with flowers.
And lovely ponies and birds and trees,
A hundred times nicer than ours.
Often, dear mamma. I see you there.
And sometimes papa, too.
And last night the baby came back from
And played like he used to do.
80 all of this day I've been trying to
how I wish I could know
Whereabouts that wonderful country Is
Where sleepy little boys go.
Qnaskh . blue heron.
Deedeeaskh A bine Jay.
M itches A ruffed grouse.
Key ska wis A barred owL
Umquenauln A mooae.
Cpweeaia A Canada lynx.
Skooktnm A trout.
Sekagadagee A Canada
Kuaseekno A sheldrake
with a red hot
in his stomach
In the manufacture of Stearns' Electric Rat and
Roach Paste, a peculiar chemical is used that when
swallowed by rats or mice feels like a rad hot stove in
I the stomach and begins to burn them up; crazed by
this feeling after having eaten
Rat and Roach Paste
they rush madly out of the bouse in search of water
and gasping for air. In a few moments all is over
and their bodies are burned up and Stearns'
Electric Paste has once more proven that it is
sure death to rats and mice. It also kills cock
roaches, water bugs and all other vermin.
CHIP. AHTFF Your money will be ref untied if
aunnaa I tC stearna- Electric st and Roach
Paste does not do all that Is olaimcd tor it.
2 oz. box, 25c; Hotel size VS&SSS. $1.00
Said it all datlara or at eiprttt praaiif aa rtctlpt si pact.
STEARNS' ELECTRIC PASTE CO.
Tribune llttildUe, CIUC.AJSO, ILJL. It
SOLD BY T,. H. THOMAS.
The Best Traiiv
For Busy Men
To Chicago is the St. Paul's No. 4.
Leave Rock Island at 4:.r8 p. m. via the
Chicago. Milwaukee &
St. Paul R.y.
Supper served in cafe car. Arrive Union
Passenger station, in the heart of Chi
cago, t):55 p. in. This gives you the en
tire day in which to transact your
business, returning on THE SOUTH
WEST LIMITED, leaving Chicago at
0:05 p. m.
S. B. STODDARD
The Road For You
Is the one most travelers n se
H. I). MACK.
Gcn'l Agent A. T. & S. F. R'y.
Scenery and service
will please you.
Chair cars are
The Pullmans are
likes Harvey's dining cat
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Take the California limited via Santa Fe for
Los Angeles and 'Frisco.
The malt is a food; the hops
a tonic. The alcohol only SyZ per cent is
an aid to digestion; a healthful stimulant.
Schlitz Beer is brewed with the extreme of
cleanliness cooled in filtered air and
every bottle is sterilized.
It is one of the best things in the world for you.
It does not ferment on the stomach, because it
is aged aged for months in refrigerating
rooms before it is marketed.
It gives you beer without biliousness. Ask
L your doctor what he thinks about drinking
f Schlitz beer. Ask for
the Brewery Bottling.
ksfcThe Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous
Phone 1011 and 5ffl0.
Cars ft Otilwciler (Jo..
4Z.V431 K . r.'t. St.
Kock Island, 111.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4
X Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
OFFICERS i DIRECTORS
J. M. Buford. President. R. R. Cable.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
Becran the bubiness July 2, 1890,
Sand occupying 8. E. coiner of
Mitchell &. Lynde's new building.
J'er Cent j
H. P. HulL
E. W. Burst,
Solictor Jacksca and Hunt.
Phil Mitahell, 9
J. M. Buford,