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THE AltGtJS, THURSDAY, XOVEMBEK 8. moo.
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All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
such it may be called, that-leaves out
of consideration every element that
should enter into the final disposition
of questions upon which the people ex
ercise their right of franchise. Rock
Island and the remainder of the coun
ty, on the other hand, gave support
without regard to the place of resi
dence of the candidates. Donovan, for
Instance, from a geographical and gen
crally representative standpoint, beat
Kittilsen handily outside of Moline. In
Rock Island Mr. Gustafson was given
the full vote of the democratic parly
and many republican ballots for clerk
and utter impartiality as between Rock
Island and Moline candidates was oth
OUT OF DARTMOOR.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 1906.
old Missouri is back in
The solution of the track question
is all that remains to insure Rock Isl
and's industrial development.
The Standard Oil company has pur
chased a large area of oil lands in
Russia. That will add more fuel to
the fires of revolution.
The sudden prominence that
Charles Hughes of New York is j!
ing is said to be not a bit pleasin;
Klihu Root and William Taft.
A train jumped the track at Rome,
N. Y., and I he engine wrecked a sa
loon and demolished itself. 1 wo per
sons are-repoitcd to have died of the
James Wolcott Wadsworth of New
lork and Joseph Weeks Rabcock of
Wisconsin, who have beeu defeated for
reelection as representatives to con
Kress, are not only prominent repub
licans, but have lonir been nroniinent
in national legislative affairs. Mr
Wadsworth is closing his lth term in
the lower house-, and is chairman of
the committee on agriculture. Refore
his election to congress he had been a
member of the New York assembly
two terms, and he also served as con
trailer of the state of New York. His
home is in (Jeneseo, of which town he
was supervisor three terms. Mr. Bab-
cock has been in congress since 1S9 J,
and has been a member of the ways
and means committee during four
terms. In 1S9 1-11)04 he was chairman
of the national republican congression
al committee, and last year he was ap
pointed a member of the national re
publican committee to succeed, the late
Henry C. Payne. Mr. Ha brook was
born in Swanton. Vt., and has lived al
Neeedah, Wis., since liSSl. He was a
delegate to the national reinvention in
-Eleven states will be represented by
their governors at the Waterways con
vention in St. l..ouis next week. They
are, of course, the most progressive
states in the union.
For the first time m the history a
president of the United States is out
of the countrj President Roosevelt is
on the high seas, en route to Panama,
and Charles Fairbanks is acting chief
executive of the nation.
The Demand for Labor.
The officials of the District of Co
lumbia have found it impossible to get
a sufficient supply of labor for carry
ing out street improvements under the
supervision of the engineer of high
ways and have resorted to advertising
in order to get the men thev need.
Whether they will be successful is a
question as to which some of them are
reported as expressing doubt, notwith
standing the fact that the work does
not require special skill and the wages
offered are $2 a day.
To be sure this may not be regarded
as a particularly high rate, but it is to
be remembered that ordinary manual
labor is all that is asked for. It is
stated that only once before in 15
years have the district authorities
The stinging rebuke to the corrupt
renublican machine in New York, m-
oludinc the United States senators
from that state, Chauncey Depew and
Tom Piatt, is shown in the entire tri- found it necessary to advertise in this
timph eif the democratic ticket with the manner. Apart from its political sla
oxception of the head of the ticket. On tus, Washington does not rank among
this party lines- were wiped out and the the great cities of the nation, and the
issue became one of personality be- scarcity of labor there would have no
tween Hughes and Hearst.
Right Rev. Bishop Talbot, born in
Missouri nearly sixty years ago, for 10
years was Episcopal bishop of Wyo
ming and Idaho the first churchman
to hold such a position in that section
In his day the region was inhabited al
most exclusively by cowboys, miners
and all sorts of adventurous charac
ters. He has been introduced in two nov
els of far western life and now has him
self written a book made up of his mem
ories of those picturesque days in the
west. He is now bishop of western Penn
marked significance if it stood alone.
But from other portions of the country
there comes much the same storv. The
railroads, for example, arc represented
in senie districts as having great dif
ficulty to procure the men needed to
operate the enlarged amount of rolling
stock which they are providing as fast
as they can handle the enormous traffic
that is pouring in upon them.
I'roductive muu.stnes in general arc
fully employed and there are few eapa
ble workers in any branch of industry
throughout the United Slates who are
idle except through their own volition.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: The regula
tions under which the new pure food
and drug law is to be enforced prom
ises that what we are to eat and drink
in future will be more grateful to the
stomach, even if somewhat less attrac
tive to the eye. than .that by which we
have been nourished. and to some ex
tent poisoned for so many years. An
improved digestion may compensate to
some extent for any shock which the
artistic sense may suffer when prepar
ed foods make their appearance un
adorned by coloring matter, for here
after there will be no coloring produc
ed by the use of ingredients known to
be deleterious to human health.
New York Mail: Weatherwise proph
ets are predicting a hard winter, but
there need be no hunger. The gladden
ing news comes from California that
the harvest there will include 110,000,-
mm pounds of prunes. Joy will reign
in every boarding house throughout the
country. Breakfast foods may pall and
evaporated fruit pies and puddings
grow dull upon the jaded taste of sec
ond floor fronts and hall roomers alike.
But the prune, plump, purple and pal
atable, is the perennial pet in the hand
of the landlady.
A movement has been inaugurated in
Seattle to erect a monument to perpetu
ate the services' of William Henry Sew
ard, secretary of state under Lincoln
and Johnson, by whom was negotiated
the treaty with Russia whereby the
United States acquired possession of
the district of Alaska for a considera
tion of $7,200,000. It is proposed to
erect by popular subscription a mon
ument in the heart of the city to be
unveiled on the same day that the
Alaska-Yukon Pacific exposition is
Coal Discovery in Knglaml.
On Oct. 5 a discovery was made near
Dover, England, which Dr. W. Boyd
Hawkins, F. R. S., professor of geoiogy
at Owens college, Manchester, de
scribes as "the event of most im
portance for the district since the Nor
man conquest." This event is the tin
earthing of a new eo;i! field asserted to
be the largest virgin one in the United
Kingdom, and the value of the coal is
estimates! at anywhere over a thou
sand millions sterling. The area of the
field is stated to be ino square miles.
The discovery was made by A. Burr.
wik), in lyii.;, acquired the mining
rights over 20.0110 acres about seven
miles from Dover. The next year he
started making borings, He has told
the following story of the discovery to
Although we were certain that the
coal was there, the Lancashire fore
man in charge here was almost giving
up hope and talking of going home
again when we came on the first trac
es of coal.
The seams were found in quick suc
cession at a depth of 1.S00 feet. They
were a 20-inch seam with two feet four
inches of fireclay. A three foot four
inch seam with four feet of fireclay,
A four foot six inch seam with a little
fireclay, it seems almost too good to
be true, and far exceeds our expect a
tions. We should have been satisfied
with even the 20-inch seam. In the Pas
de Calais, where I worked for a Ion
time, a 39-inch seam is considered an
extraordinarily good one. Analysis
showed that it is a splendid household
coal. It contained G: per cent of car
bon, 33 per cent of volatile substance,
and only 3.7 per cent of ash. The lat
ter is an exceedingly low figure, the
best Wallsend containing 8 per cent of
The fireclay may prove as valuable
as tne coai useir, ana its presence
opened to the public, which is set for
1909. Since the acquisition of Alaska j'makes the working easier."
by the United States more than $105.
000,000 in gold has been dug out of the
ground, and the gold discoveries were
the. beginning of Seattle's development.
Had a Close Call.
A dangerous surgical operation, in
volving the removal of a malignant ul
cer, as large as my nana, from my
That Rock Island and Moline approach daughter's hip, was prevented by the
the question of location of candidates application of Bucklen's Arnica Salve."
lor office from radically different view- says A. C. Stickel of Miletus, W. Va.
joints is shown in the vote on ocnuty of-1 "Persistent use of the Salve completely
ficors in Tuesday's elections. Kittilsen loured it." Cures outs, burns and inju-
was pulled through by the "native son'iries. 25c at Hartz & Ullcmever's. drug-
argument alone, a line of reasoning if Vlt- 1
Copyright. 1000. by Ruby Douglas.
Convict No. CSlH), whose name was
James Shelburne, was working on the
moor farm with others when the fog
came up. It came rolling across the
wide moor like a billow of smoke
from a cannon's mouth. One minute
there was sunshine over all, ith the
horizon five miies away; in another the
guards were calling out to eaeh other
and hustling the convicts into line, and
no man's eyes could penetrate that fog
a distance of ten feet. Shelburne drop
ned his spade and ran. He was grab
bed at by other convicts, fired at by
guards, and he ran against and knock
ed over two or three? men, but he es
capedthat is, he got away from the
bunch of prisoners herded together like
so many cattle while the guards sent to
the prison for re-enforeements to march
There have been few escapes from
Dartmoor. No inau ever got away
from there unless aided by the fog. A
fog was what James Shelburne had
waited and hoped and prayed for for
live years. For fuur years he had beei
immured behind the stone walls. lie
had done his best to gain the con 11
deuce- of the prisDu officials, and he
had accomplished it. If he softly raved
and cursed at night, tempted to suicide
a hundred times over, none of the
warders suspected it. By day he was
patient, respectful and uncomplaining.
Aud so It came to pass that when the
spring muster rll was made up of the
men who were to work on the farm."
outside the gates the warden said:
"Put down tlSoo. He is one of the
most trusty of the lot. He wouldn't
leave us if he could."
l'he convict ran bliudly. He fell at
every few yards, but he arose to speed
on again. Presently he came to a high
way. A wagon was passing and its
driver shouting warnings to those who
might be coming from the opposite di
Shelburne slipped behind and climb
ed in. There we're a lot of empty bags
from the morning market ing, and he
covered himself up as well as he could
The prison bell sounded, and the driv
or uttered a shout, but the fog held.
V Dartmoor fog may last ten minutes
or two hours. After an hour ef steady
jogging the team turned off the main
road. Then Shelburne softly slipped
to the ground, broke his way through
the hedge and was running across a
meadow when lie came uoou a cot
tage. A childish voice called out:
"You are one of the bad men from
the prison, but you needn't be afraid
of me. I won't hurt you."
V girl or seven or eigne years was
seated on the doorstep not ten feet
away. He nad overlooked her. She
sat humped up li?;e an eM woman, and
there was an old look t her face. She
bad her hands clasped around her knees
and was weaving to and fro, and as he
continued to look at her she asked:
"Do you know how folks look when
they are dead?'
"Yes, little girl," he replied as be
advanced and sit down, beside her
What is your ui'me? Are there folks
in the house?"
"I am Nancy," she said. "Father
went way, way off a year ago, and
mother is in there on the bed."
"And is your mother ill?"
"Does that mean sick? No, she isn't.
but she's leen awful quiet this morn
ing. I can't wake her up, and that's
the reason I haven't had any break
fast. She ain't elead, is she?"
"God forbid! Let us go inside and
"What is it when folks die?" she
asked us she led the way into a bed
j hey never speak again. lie an
swered as be looked into the face of
a woman lying dead.
"Poor little girl!" he said as he bent
down and kissed her.
'Won't mother speak no more?"
'And I'll have to g-v and live with
Aunt Sarah at the Beeches?"
"Well, then. I'll go. bnt I don't want
to, for Aunt Sarah don't like n:o very
well. Yn come from where they shut
t;p the bad men, but you don't seem to
Not so very bad. I tripe. Listen to
me. I nave a wire anti nine gin, way,
way oil. I nave not seen mem ior
rears. I want to get to them. Will
you help me?"
"Why. of course I will," she replied.
They must be longing to see you. If
you are hungry you may eat all you
want to. Do you want te go home in
those uglv clothes?"
"God forbid! My little girl would
run away from nie in fear."
"Then you can take some clothes
that father left. Have you got any
"Not a farthing."
"Aunt Sarah sent us 10 the other
dav. You shall have half of it."
The convict picked ber up and kissed
her. and "when she saw tears in his
eyes she brushed them away with her
hand and said:
'If you was a bad man you wouldn't
cry. les, you snail see your wuc ana
little girl again."
"And if the men come after me?"
"I won't tell."
An hour later convict No. C800 left
the house in another garb, with a pack
age of food under his arm and a five
pound note in his pocket. He shed
tears again ns he kissed the little old
face held Tip to his, and the child re
turned his kiss and saiel:
Tell your little girl that Nancy sends
her lore. Mayle mother will speak
again. I must go and see. If she
don't speak by noon then I must go to
the squire's house aud tell them she Is
dead. Yes, sajr that Nauey sends her
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