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THE 'ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST . 1904.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
B'-cond avenue. Rock Island. 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
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tive character, political or religious,
must have real name attached for pub
lication. No such articles will be print
ed over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, August 2, 1904.
Prof. Thunder, the Philadelphia or
ganist, should get the best results
from the biggest organs in the world.
Fairbanks will have the news
broken to hini at Indianapolis tomor
row. It is expected that his groans
will be something fierce.
The democrats of Rock Island coun
ty having spared themselves nothing
to insure party peace and harmony,
do not propose to be drawn into fur
ther turmoil at the behest of disorder
ly elements once repudiated in the in
terest of order. The outcasts will
have to flock by themselves.
There are 2C9 generals on the re
tired list of the 1'nited Slates army,
or 227 more than there were in 1 8fS.
Of this list 120 were in service as
generals less than two weeks and two
for less than a month before retire
ment. Taking the entire list into con
sideration, 210 never performed active
service of the rank.
General Manager W. C. Brown,
of the Now York Central, is reported
as trying to draw the Vanderbilt lines
out of the Sunday excursion business.
There appears to be a growing senti
ment in the east against running Sab
bath excursions on a wholesale basis.
This feeling has spread because of
several accidents and also because
double duty is required of some of the
In I'ngland a crusade against the
wearing of hats is being waged on the
ground that this custom will cause the
hair to grow and serve as an aid
against premature graynoss. This
physical culture fad excites consider
able derision In I -on don circles, where
it seems to be looked upon as a direct
blow aimed at the Englishman's dear
est privilege. From the members of
the house of commons down the Brit
ish deems it is his right to wear his
hat on every possible occasion and to
sleep in it if so disposed.
The Whitewashing or an Infamy.
The Springfield News, (republican),
thus comments on the outrage recently
perpetrated on the state of Illinois
in the case of the Elgin asylum ex
losures.: "The people of Illinois are deeply
mystified by the conduct of the state
board of charities in its investigation
of the charges against the Elgin hospi
"While it is true these charges came
from disgruntled employes, they were
made in form of affidavit and pur
ported to carry with them the offer of
evidence in support.
"It is undoubtedly true that the
charges were not well founded, and
the general public would easily have
been convinced of this had the in
vestigation been full, liberal and open.
Instead, the board conducted its in
quiry behind closed doors, refusing ad
mission to the press and public. Only
employes, all of whom were interested,
directly or indirectly, were heard and
ninm their unsworn testimony, the ver
dict of exoneration is passed. The.
charges having been made in regular
form and accompanied by an offer to
produce testimony to prove them, the
board, acting as a court, had no right
to go into tht motives actuating those
who had signed the affidavits. It was,
plainly the duty of the board to make
a thorough investigation and to give
it all possible scope and freedom. As
it is. the lnard has left itself open
to attack from many sides; that it did
not make a thorough investigation,
that it sat behind closed doors, that
only one side was heard, and that, the
side accused, that the members of the
body making the accusations were not
properly informed in time to get wit
nesses there. The opportunity was
one not to be considered lightly to
demonstrate openly and freely and in
plain sight of th people, that the
hospital management is alime re
protch. Instead, the board clouded
that management in a ina7e of uncer
tainty and suspicion, and has opened
and left it exposed to fire from the
enemies it already had and the new
ones such an inquiry is certain to
Thn Am Limit In Politic.
Ilarner's Weekly: In the nomina
tion of v Senator Henry O. Davis, of
West Virginia, for vice president, the
democratic national convention has
broken the record in respect of the age
of the nominees for either of the two
highest posts under the federal gov
ernment. He will be SI years old on
the ICth day of next November. The
oldest president we have ever had was
William Henry Harrison, who was CS
when he entered the white house. The
next oldest was James Buchanan, who
was 6C when inaugurated. The oldest
vice president was Eldridge Gerry,
who was C& at the date of his inaugura
tion. W. H. Harrison, however, lived
but a month, and Gerry only aiout a
year. William R. King, who was 67
when elected ice president, did not
live to be inaugurated. The three ex
amples last named seem to afford
some warrant for Mr. "Roosevelt's age
limit for office-holding qualifications.
Observation teaches us, however, that
the rule, which in this country has bar
red men over three-score and ten from
the highest political posts, is one that
has memorable exceptions. If rigor
ously applied during the last century
in England. France and Germany, it
would have excluded Gladstone, Pal
ruerton. Thiers and Moltke from posts
of supreme usefulness. There is no
doubt that ex-Senator Davis is a more
robust and vigorous man than Glad
stone was at the same age. He does
not look a day ovpr fio, and few men of
CO can ride, as he rides, 40 miles on
horseback a day.
Strikes Are Many.
The increapc in the number of
strikes in the 1'nited States, the enor
mity of the losses to labor, capital and
to the nation, and the general distress
accompanying these strikes, do not in
dicate that degree of "prosperity"
which Roosevelt boasts the republican
party has given the land and all the
people therein. True, there has been
prosperity in the 1'nited States. No
great nation like this one with a patri
otic people such as this nation has, can
be held back. It will progress more
or less, and therefore it is not a qups
tion whether or not the nation will be
prosperous. The question is how
prosperous will the nation be? Even
Roosevelt, Wall street and the republi
can party could not prevent the pros
perity of the 1'nited States with its
millions of prosperous, hard working
patriotic, nation-advancing people. But
the idea shall the degree of pros
perity be small or great?
In the election this fall the people
are to decide which party will assist
more in co-operating with the people
in advancing the nation and increasing
the volume of prosperity. Prosperity
of the nation depends upon the pros
perity of all the people. It means the
prosperity of the tiller of the soil, the
bench worker, the shopman, the miner,
the merchant and all honest men who
live by honest labor and honest means.
The democratic party seeks to aid
these people in prosperity, and at the
same time to eo-operaie with capital in
securing a reasonable share of pros
ptrity. The republican party is con
tent with making capital prosperous,
and when Roosevelt, says prosperity he
means the swelling of corporate
weath and power.
Hence these many strikes. The
workmen are not contented. They re
alize that they are in a measure being
discriminated against, and that they
do not get anywhere near a reasonable
reward or remuneration for the honest
application of their earning power
There is the great strike of the cot
ton operatives, the strike of packing
house employes throughout the coun
try, a threatened strike of 75,000 an
thracite coal miners, the district min
ers strike at Joe Letter's mines in
southern Illinois, and a number of oth
er smaller strikes.
This indicates that labor is restless
ami dissatisfied. We do not wish to be
understood as contending that every
strike is just, or that because men
strike it necessarily follows that they
are not being reasonably remunerated
or that they have been unfairly dealt
with, but there is no question that la
bor is unfairly treated when the dis
content is so general as it is today.
Labor is not enjoying the prosperity
that Roosevelt boasts. It is capital
that enjoys the prosperity that Roose
velt boasts. It is capital that enjoys
the prosperity and the more it enjoys
the more it grabs. Hence4 does The
Argus contend that the party
in power should be more democratic
and that the government be less pluto
cratic. There is a conspicuous ele
ment of plutocracy in the government
the republican party is carrying out
and wishes to perpetrate at the
ImiIIs in November, and it is therefore
most essential at this time in the in
terests of all the people that the
democratic party be victorious, as its
candidates and platform are more lib
eral with the people and more closely
identified with the interests of the peo
ple. The prosperity of the people is
the prosperity of the nation and all
that is therein.
Production of Coal In ltMKt.
Returns made to the United States
geological survey show that the United
States has again exceeded all previous
records in the production of coal. The
forthcoming report on the country's
coal production, which E. W. Parker,
statistician, will soon make, will show
that the total output of the coal mines
of this country in 10-: amounted to
'."";. 42 l.r.ll short tons. This is an in
crease of 373n.S72 short tons, or 19
per cent over the production of 10o2.
which amounted to S01.r,9O.4:'9 tons,
the production of 1903 was nearly dou
ble that of is93. and more than three
times the output of The in
crease of production in 1903 over 1 9 :?
was equal to the total production of all
kinds of coal in 17S. only 23 years
I-trge and significant as was the in
crease in the amount of coal produced,
the increase in the value of the prod
uct was still more noticeable. The
value of the coal product at the mines
in 1903 amounted to $506,190,733.
which, compared with the value of the
output in 1902 U3C7.032.O69), shows an
increase of 139,15!.Jt;4. or nearly 3S
per cent. The percentage of increase
in value was almost exactly double
that of the increase in production a
significant fact which social scientists
may interpret as they please.
Of the total production in 1903. 74.
313.919 short tons (60.351,713 long
tons) represent Pennsylvania anthra
cite, valued at $152,030,448. This is in
contrast to the production of 1902,
when the output was curtailed by the
prolonged strike in the anthracite re
gions and reached only 41.373.596 short
tons (130.940. 710 long tons), valued at
$70.173.5S0. The increase in anthra
cite production in 1903 over the pro
duction of the previous year was 32,
9IU.324 short tons (29.411.003 long
tons), or nearly SO per cent in quanti
ty, and $75,S62,'S62. or nearly loo per
cent in value. The production of bi
tuminous coal (which includes lignite,
or brown coal, semi-anthracite, semi
bituminous and cannel coal, and scat
tering lots of anthracite!, amounted to
2S5. 107.392 short tons, valued at $354.
154.25, which, as compared with 1902,
when the production was 200.216. S44
short tons, valued at $290.S5S.4S3.
shows an increase of 24.S90.54S short
tons, or a little over 9 per cent in
quantity, and of $03,295,802. or a little
less than 22 per cent in value.
From this it appears that 57 per
cent of the total increase in produc
tion, ami 51 per cent of the increase
in value was due to the return of nor
mal conditions in the anthracite fields
of Pennsylvania. The average price
for a ton of bituminous coal, which is
obtained by dividing the total value
by the total product, was $1.24 for a
short ton in 1903 and $1.12 in 1902.
The average price of a ton of anthra
cite coal was $2.05 in 1903, as against
$1.S4 in I9u2.
Coal production of the United States
in 1903 by states:
State. product. Value.
Alabama 11.S32.U'4 $ 1 4.74.7 1;
Arkansas 2,--:l,:'J?, 3.372. ii:!'.;
'a 1 ifiirnia and
Alaska lii.1.2n 3ui;.lis
"oioraii 7. 2t;s '.Moy.siu
Georgia and N.
Carolina ...... , 434.2f.O r,4 ;. 7 "!
Idaho 4.2T.O 13.J.".u
Illinois 37. "-"''. '0'7 4 ::.:" e. I
I ii. liana 10.!.-,.S42 1 3.3;7.s:.9
Indian T.iiitorv . S..-.1 7.3s . :?x.tr.:!
Iowa ;.s.v'.t;st; 1 1 .3u4. ':
Kansas ."..MiT.JoS s.!'3it,271
Ki ntiu kv 7.431 1 ii 777.::::j
Mar viand 4. 73. us:'. 7.HN4. l."3
Mi. -lagan 1 . 4 1 (.!! L'.7s7.742
Missouri 4. 3113.332 ti.:H3.4t4
Montana 1 .r.or,..r. 7I 2.472.N23
New Mexico .... 1.543. 4iii; 2. 1".".. ;".
North Dakota... 3'i1.1o: 4;.ii.3ir,
Ohio 2",.iilt.s!i3 32.1 !",. 27.".
U.-Kc. n H1.144 221.H3I
I 'emisvl vu ii ia .
. 3. T.t 1.3ii7
. ::.i!o;. 273
. 30.2.-.H. J. is
Tennessee . . . . ,
"a s I, i n Lit oil . . .
West Virginia .
r..:!x 4. !:!!
:..!! ;.!:. i
Total hit nminoiis.2S."..1 o7.:::i2 f.'.T, 1.1 ". 1.2V,
IVnn. anthracite. 7 t. 31 3. H lit l.r.2.u3;.4 In
;i-aml total ...:::.!. 421. 31 1 $r.tit;.i:i'.733
Of the 30 states and territories
which contributed to the output in
1903, increased production over 19"2
was shown in all but four. Two of
those in which the production decreas
ed were among "the eastern states,
Maryland and Georgia, and two were
in the Rocky mountain region of Col
orado and Montana. The greatest de
crease was shown by Maryland and
was probably due to the largely ' in
creased output of Pennsylvania an
thracite. Colorado's production fell off
only 32.ooo tons, notwithstanding the
fact that mining operations were seri
ously affected by labor troubles. There
was only one state, Georgia, in which
the value of the production was less
than in 1902.
Next to t he increase in the output
of Pennsylvania anthracite the most
important gains were shown by West
Virginia, 5.679.52 short tons: Penn
sylvania bituminous. 4.090.090 tons,
and Illinois, 4.207,291 tons. The in
creases and decreases of coal produc
tion in 19u3 over 19o2 by states are
shown in the following table:
increase. in value.
Alabama 1.477. .",4 $ 1 ..".r.n s.
Arkansas 3 :.; I 33.322
C a lil'i.rm a a rid
Alaska 1V424 32..2'
Colorad. a- 32.07.". 7ll.y:S
I'li'iirtf in and N.
Carolina a- 223 a- 7i:.7.r.o
Idaho 2 22'i V"7ii
Illinois 4.2i".7.2!it :'.".13.7M
Idiana- 1.4T.V414 U.'o'.s.l
Indian Territory. !o;.722 2.1 2 1.3.". 7
Iowa i47.!2n 2.44.3."1
Kansas MM. 1 43 2.n7.44
Kentuekv MS4.H32 1 .2 1 i.3ii.".
Marvlatid a-4xs.",l.; 1.r,.4..".4
Michigan 44U.1HT 1.134.".r..
Missouri 413.17s l.:.3S.si.2
Montana a- r.7. .24 7 2I.37
New Mexico .... 4!i4.73 Mi...4.".i'
North Dakota ... 74 ..'.. t 130.3 4 S
.hi.. 1.44.!c.i: ...24I.4S-;
Oregon 2.4"o ...!.".
r.niisvlvania ... 4. '!. ;!' 1 :..s.tn.ii7!
Tennessee ... ... 414. 37S .".7s.s:4
Texas 24.S47 2S.13S
ftali 1"i;.sn 22S...S4
Virginia 32V314 s21.".4
Washington .... .". 1 :.' Vi M2.fi44
West Virginia .. r. . 7 2- 1 ft....c.4.s32
Wvoming 27!.:oi2 !m.12
Total bituminous 24:i.i.:.4S $ P,.2,..,.M2
I'enn. anthracite. 32.4". 324 . ...M.2.M.2
(JranJ total .".7.s3rt.s72 J 139,1.".. Ml 4
a I lc. Tease.
In order that some idea of the bulk
represented by the coal production of
the United States in 19u3 may be ob
tained, it might be stated that, if the
entire production were loaded on
freight cars with a capacity of 3d tons
each, the trains containing it would
encircle the globe at the equator about
three and one-third times. If. the en
tire production were loaded on freight
cars in one day. the trains would oc
cupy one-quarter of the entire railway
trackage of the United States. Taking
an average of 3o cars to a train, it
would require 10 times as many freight
locomotives as there are in the United
States to move this tonnage in one day.
If spread over the surface of Manhat
tan inland, which has an area of 22
square miles, the entire island would
be covered to a depth of nearly twen
You may be poor cr wealthy,
Just as your fate may bf.
But if you are unhealthy.
Take Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. H. Thomas' Phartracy.
? DAILY SHORT STORY
alan con .t;g::a:.:.
Mrs. I --r!er. wi.I..v, w'.ih n largo
fortune ;.t lur disposal, no children to
occupy ;.ver:.l est.-.los In which
to entertain, s.iil foui d something
wanting i:i life. She had nut married
for love, i.iit for uiooc.v, and at twenty-eight
found her.clf in possession of
the money without a husband.
The keynote to her present unsatis
fied condition v.;:s that she had at
eighteen fallen in love aial that love
had never been completely stamped
out. At the finishing school she had
attended was a drawing nuister. a
young Khglisdiuian twelve yc-jrs her
senior, about whom there whs a sub
tle charm, which, like the gift of a
story teller or songster, is indescrib
able. Alan Conynghaiu was a favorite
with all the pupils, and several of the
girls besides I'lorenee Huntington were
In love with him. but I'lorenee alone
received a return. II was an honor
able fellow and gave her no evidence
Of his love till the day after she bad
finished, then he called on her and con
"But I sun going away from you." he
said. "You will live here, and you and
I cannot live in the same place.
Brought up as you have been I could
not ask you. could not permit you to
join your fortunes with mine, the son
of one of those younger sons in a
British family who have no share in
the family estate."
That was the last Florence Hunting
ton saw of Alan Conynghaiu for ten
yetirs. then when they met it seemed
to her that lie must have had a hard
struggle with poverty, and poverty bad
been the winner. Sue had taken a
fancy to go to Washington one win
ter and be present at the opening of
a session of congress. She had been
there but a few days when she re
ceived a card. "Alan Conynghaiu." It
seemed to her that intervening years
could only have widened the gap in
their different conditions. She had be
come accustomed to wealth, while it
was probable that he was still at the
foot of the ladder. She debated wheth
er it would not be better to send him
a kind word Indicating that they
should not meet again, but there was
a certain uncontrollable desire in her
heart that she could not keep down.
She answered the card in person.
There stood Alan Coiiyngbam. a man
of forty, the few gray hairs that had
come to him not appearing in bis Eng
lish flaxen hair and beard. The change
ten years will put on a man was the
only change in him, except his clothes,
which were shabby.
"Florence." he said. "I ask your par
don for this intrusion again into your
life. Not for one moment during the
past ten years have I censed to think
of you to love you. I read an ac
count of the wealthy match you made
and learned of the death of your hus
band. Io not think that I am come to
ask you to share the brilliant place you
occupy with poveity. No man with
true pride could do so. I came to see
you and for the comfort of hearing you
say, 'I have never completely awakened
from the dream of ten years ago.' "
Seeing him. listening to those few
words, was enough to break down
Florence I'errier's resolution.
"Nor ever will awake from it," she
"Now that I have heard what I came
to bear," be said, "there is no excuse
for my staying."
She begged him not to leave her. She
had enough for both. They might snap
their fingers at the world.
"No," he said. "You must marry
within your station. No true man can
accept the wealth you would bring him
except be bring you an equivalent'
As he spoke he left the room and the
Mrs. Ferrier was surprised the next
day to nvelve an invitation to dinner
from the u?other of the British minis
ter. Who had been instrumental in se
curing it she did not know. Indeed,
so many were ready to favor her that
she did not take pains to discover. A
dinner at the British minister's was
not to be declined and she accepted.
She was received In the drawing
room by a high bred old English lady
who, after welcoming and (hatting
yith her a few. minutes, left the room.
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Fine Clothes McxKi
E-ALTlMOKt. NIW YORK
I The New Clothing Store, 1714 Second Avenue.
She bad been invited t'Cr V o'clock. It
was now a quarter past the hour and
yet there were no other guests present.
Presently she saw a sight that for a
moment confused her. Surely that
was Alan Conynghaiu. But what was
Alan Conynghaiu doing in this house
In faultless evening dress, and with
that badge of nobility?
"Am I dreaming?" she said to him.
"Yes, you are dreaming the dream
of ten years ago. from which you have
"Are you Alan Conynghaiu V"
"1 see you are at'.:uhed to the lega
tion, but what meant th.ise shabby"
"I am not only Alan Conynghaiu." he
interrupt, d. "I ti e Marquis of
Bournemouth r.uil i'.t.'.is'.i minister to
the United Stales. Ai'l v leaving you.
ten yenrs ago. 1 lilie.l another position
as drawing master ;M the vear after
your marriage, v. i.e i 1 was called to
England by the tie tii. .t the same
time, of two porxi in who stood between,
me and the f::i:ii'y title. I entered
the diplomatic siYe and was ele
vattd to this !ni'.ior;:'iit position from a
minor post. 1 s::w a notice of your ar
rival the day y::u r. n o and hastened
in disguise to lc;t your feelings for me
before you shev.M have learned that
Alan Conyngham :; ::! Lord Bourne
mouth were the same person."
The match proved a happy one, and
his wife's fortune an eilicicnt aid to
the husband i?i the high official posi
tions he occupied and in building up
LENA TREAT BROOKS.
The Death Penalty.
A little thing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch, insigni
ficant cuts or puny boils have paid the
death penalty. It is wise to have
B.icklen's Arnica Salve ever handy.
It's the best talvo on earth and will
prevent fatality, when burns, sores,
ulcers and piles threaten. Only 2"c.
at Hartz & L'llemeyer's drug store.
What is Home
in the Summer time
Cincho Relief Tonic?
At all druggists and cafes.
Are You Interested in the South ?
DO YOU CARE TO KNOW OF THE MARVELOUS DEVELOPMENT NOW
C.OINd ON IN
75?e Great Central Sovith?
OF INNUMERABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG MEN OR OLD ONES
TO (iI!()U RICH?
Do you want to lnow about licit farming; l:jnds, fertile, well located,
on n Trunk Line Railroad, which will produce two, three ami four crops
from the same field each year Land now to be had at from $:;.( to $.Voo an
acre which will be worth from $::o.l to $ir.0.0) within ten years? About
stock raising where the extreme of winter feeding is but six (('.) short
weeks? Of places where truck growing1 and fruit raising yielif enormous re
turns each year? Of a land where you can live out of doors every day in tin
year? Of opportunities for establishing profitable manufacturing indus
tries; of rich mineral locations, and splendid business openings?
If you want to know the details of any or all of these write me. I
will gladly advise you fully and truthfully.
G. A. TARIC, General Immigration and Industrial agent.
Loviisville & Nashville R.y. Co.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Cruhaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch-
ell & Lynde's building.
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Manufacturers of WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS. $
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THEY ARE THOROUGHLY INSULATED HAVE
EIGHT WALLS TO PROTECT THE ICE AND PRE
SERVE A UNIFORMLY LOW TEMPERATURE IN THE
THEY HAVE THE NEWEST PERFECT SYSTEM
OF CIRCULATION KNOWN THERE IS NO CON
DENSATION IN THE FOOD CHAMBER AND THE
FOODS CANNOT MIX ALL ODORS ARE CARRIED
UP AND OFF.
THEY ARE ECONOMICAL AND SANITARY.
xi n. nn
These are all this
and the very latest
patterns. No stale
or out of style
thing new at
ft. It. Cable,
JL P .Hull.
J. M. Iluford,
K. W. Hurst,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst