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THE iItGU&, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1907.
1907 will certainly prove a hap
py new year to you if you favor
us with your orders for jewelry.
YVawait your orders and wish
youvall a very happv New Year
and hope you will start the new
year right by'havihg 'us fit you
with a pair of perfect fitting
Inspector for the C, R. I. &
I, and C, li. & Q. Railways.
No place like our store, for
getting suited in fabric, fit and
style in made-to-measure ap
parel. January is the dull month of
the year. To keep our tailor
men busy, special inducements
will be made to secure orders
for Dress Suits, Ttptedos, Over
coats, Suits, and extra Trousers.
If yeiPve a single need for
finely tailored Clothing, talk it
over with us today. z
E. F. DORN,
1812 Second Ave.
1 There can't
be any pur
BECAUSE wc use the
and KNOW HOW to
put them to
1716 Second Avenue
IlauJiDg . and . moving of all
kinds, Urge or small, at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport.- We al
bo handle the best grades of
bard and soft coal.-. A portion
of your patronage Is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar- c
anteed. New phone 5464; old
OFFICE. 215 TWENTIETH ST. j
g ROCK ISLAND, ILL. g
Always .Itemnber the Fjill. Name
v axativo ttrosio ftmsina
Cures Cold In One Day, OfpTua 2 Days
feOX. 22S I
FIGURES FOR YEAR
statement of the Business of the
Rock Island Postoffice
POSTAL SALES $88,375.64
Domestic Money Orders Issued Were
- $147,694.47, and Orders Paid"
Amounted to $1,378-342.68.
The statement of the business of
he Rock Island postoffice for the year
nding Dec 1 shows a healthy increase
iver the business of 1905, the postal
ales being SS.375.G4. The statement
s given by Postmaster McDonald as
Postal sales $ SS.373.C1
Moiirjr Order Department.
"o. domestic orders is
mount . . S
"o. international orders is
sued . .. . I
No. certificates of deposit
So. domestic orders paid..
No. international orders is
Letters registered by carriers
Reg. received for city distribu
tion is. ;;;)
Registers handled in transit 27.:JGi
City Delivery Department.
Letters forwarded 25,902
Second, third, and fourth class
Held for postage 4.1 f9
Returned to writer S,019
Made as white as an infant's. Is
used in place of powder; has
same effect, but does not show.
Delightful after shaving.
- FRECKLES OR LIVER
Removed in a few days. Sent
prepaid for GOc.
DERMA VIVA CO,
155 Washington St., Chicago, 111.
For Sale by
HAItl'KIl HOISB IMIAItMACY.
To do all things wisely during the New Year! One way
to do so. is to open up the gates of golden opportunity.
They are very often closed to a man or woman because of
the lack of capital. In this age of progress it is not nec
essary for you to let an investment slip by because you
haven't the ready money.
Let us start you on the right road by advancing you
the required cash on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons,
etc. There is no removal of property, no publicity, or red
tape methods. A loan made through us will not be a bur
den to you, because we will arrange payments to suit
your own Individual circumstances, and will allow you all
privileges consistent with gdod business principles.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell Jt l.ynde Block, Room 3S. ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Office Iioura 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. aad Saturday evening;- Telephone Wnl
. 614. New Telephone 6011.
Make it and I
"It Won't Hurt a Bit."
Letters advertised 1,51
Unmailable matter received .... 25'.
Special delivery letters received
for delivery 4,5G
City change of address recorded. 10.7G2
SULLIVAN AND FLYNN Gt
Likely Pair Meet in 20-Round Battle at
Los Angeles This Evening.
Los Angeles, Jan. 4. Jack ("Twin")
Sullivan and Jim Flynn will meet to
night before the Pacific Athletic club
and are scheduled to fight 20 rounds.
Both are trained to perfection, and in
dications are the battle will bo one of
the fiercest ever held in Los Angeles.
Betting is lively at 10 to 8, with Sulli
Sullivan and Lewis Matched.
Boston, Jan. 4. Mike ("Twin") Sul
Iivan of Cambridge yesterday was
matched to fight. Harry Lewis in Den
ver Jan. 22. The men are to fight 10
rounds, weighs 142 pounds at G o'clock.
Sullivan left for Denver this morning.
Jimmy Gardner was slated to meet
LJwis on that date, but, it is said, he
dedged the issue.
Make Unique Offer.
Tonopah, Nev. Jan. 4. Mike Riley of
tho Casino Athletic club, who managed
the Kid Herman-Joe Cans fight, is out
with an offer of a purse of $10,000 for
Gans to fight "Philadelphia Jack"
O'Brien in Tonopah next Fourth of
$10,000 FOR WRESTLERS
Kansas City Club Wants Gotch and
Hackenschmidt for Attraction.
Kansas City, Jan. 4. V. D. Scovillc.
manager of the Missouri Athletic club
of this city, annuonced last night that
the club had offered a purse of $10,000
for a catch-ascateh-can wrestling
match between George Hackenschmidt
and Frank Gotch for the championship
of the world, the contest to be held in
Kansas City in April. 197, and the
money to he deposited thirty days
before the contest.
Notice is hereby given that the part
nership heretofore existing between S.
B:ikcr and Jacob Taxman, doing buo
iness in the city of Rock Island, 111.,
under the name, style, ami description
of Baker & Taxman, wholesale liquor
dealers, has this day been dissolved.
The business will be continued by Ja
cob Taxman and Michael Taxman, un
der the name of Taxman Bros., to
whom all accounts due the firm of Ba
ker & Taxman must be paid, and said
Taxman Bros, assume all liabilities of
tliu firm ol Baker & Taxman.
"Before we can sympathize with
others, we must have suffered our
selves." No one can realize the suffer
ing attendant upon an attack of the i
grip, unless he has had the actual ex
perience. There is probably no di3
ease that causes so much physical andi
mont,. -r. Bn
, . .... , 3 i
uvuta uicuitai aiu, .ill uuilgci Li UIU
the grip, however, may be avoided by
the prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. Among the tens of thousands
who have used this remedy, not one J
case nas ever been reported that has
resulted in pneumonia or that has not
recovered. For sale by all leading
Let one of the
tions of the New
Year be "No
will: Kelp you keep it, and
1715 2d Av.
WEALTH ON FARM
Big Crop Cain Shown by Secre
tary Wilson in His Report
for the Year.
CORN EASILY THE LEADER
Increase About Half a Billion Total
Value of 1906 Yield
Secretary Wilson of the department
of agriculture in presenting to the pres
ident his tenth annual report indicates
the position of the producer from the
soil in the development of the country.
He reports him as making progress in
the sciences and arts of agriculture,
aided by the researches of the depart
ment and of the experiment stations,
and states that "the time of the man
and tiie yield of the acre become more
responsive as more imperative de
mands are made upon them." The re
"The laws made by congress at its
last session to be put in execution by
the department have required and
Lave received special attention. The
meat Law- is being enforced with but
little friction. Inspection is now made
in about 1,000 houses, and about 1,H00
experts have been added to the inspec
tion force of the bureau of animal in
dustry. Rules have been made, as re
quired by congress, for the execution
of the pure food law.
"Economic revolution in the art and
science of agriculture continued during
11MG. with tremendous effect upon the
nation's prosperity. Crops so large as
to be beyond any rational comprehen
sion have strained the freight carrying
ability of railroads. The farmer has
become aware of the importance of
the place that he occupies in the repub
lic, and, in the pride of his occupation,
he is ready to offer this yearly account
of himself to the people. Preliminary
crop estimates, subject to modification,
must be used in the following review
of the year's farm production in ad
vance of the final estimates of the de
partment to be made a little later. The
estimate of total agricultural wealth
production has been continued from
previous years and Is again presented
as an indication of the financial results
of the year's operations. All attempts
in the past, by subtracting from this
grand total of value such products as
are used wholly or in part in the mak
ing of other farm products in order
that the fanner's net wealth production
might be ascertained, have given no
indication of what that net production
was and have only obscured the mat
ter. Taken at that point In production
r.t which they acquire, commercial
value, the farm products of the year,
estimated for every detail presented
by the census, have a farm value of
$0.7!4.000.(HK). This is !4S,-,O0O.00O
."-,nm V i
nKve 1904. ?s4,.ooo.000 above ltXW and
2.0i 4,000.000 above the 1S00 census
Corn-V ort h Over Million.
"l orn remains by far the r.!ot valu
able crop, and the figm-e that it may
reach this vear is Sl.lnn.000,000 for
2.SS1.00n.OOo" bushels. The cotton crop
liner and seed combined, follows
in order of value and should be worth
to the grower nearly SiO.OOO.OOO.
"The value of hay. which is third In
orJer. approaches JSOOO.ODO.OOO.
"Wheat, the fourth crop, may b:
worth over $J."0.O0f).000. Oats. $300.
000,000; potatoes, $1." 0.000,000. Seventh
anions the crops in order of value is
barley, a cereal that has grained 21 per
cent in production In seveu years. The
14.J.000.00O bushels Rrown this year
may be worth $.1.000.000. The tobr.c-
co crop, it is expected, will be worth
$.".000,000, or perhaps $2.010,000 more.
A remarkable development has been
made within n few years by now the
ninth crop, beet sugrar. The production
in 100G Is placed at :M3.000 lonjr tons.
with a value supposed to be near $"4.
000,000. Seven years a.?o the value of
A!.!,. . . . . C- t. u iCi tTK
value of all kinds of susrar, sirup and
molasses reaches-a total of $7.".000.000.
"On the whole, crop values have been
neither notably hiph nor low in compar
ison with recent years, but the crop
are so many in number that losses
meet jraius, and the crops have been
on such a hijrh price level in the sren
eral average that they hare raised the
total crop value somewhat above 100."
and the hish preceding years.. To reach
a still higher point in this extraordi
nary series of high annual values than
had been touched before is an achieve
ment that deserves attention. v
"The farm still overshadows the mill,
the factory and the workshop in pro-
viding exports, and with his surplus
beyond tho nation's need the farmer
has loaded the fleets of oceans. These
products were exported to the value of
$970,000,000 during the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1905 enough to build a
high class railroad half way arounJ
the earth. This Is the largest amount
ever reached by agricultural exports
for this or any other country and ex
ceeded by $24.000 000 the . extraordl-
nip away tlM life or a child. Mra. uotfrint
Holme, kewnuw. Ul.,y: "Jy danulitrr
M failing rapidly, the rauae Imug utout-a-h
worms. After takiiitr but lilf a
tablet of Kickapoo Wonn Killer aheranaeri
aix wnnna. 8 lie now aleepa well and ia
positively remoTea alt worms, leartnir no
lll-4-tfO't. Cures foul hrvalli, Uiarrluea,
ItttJ-weUiriK,' consultation, . peeviKtmeaa,
aiHUHiia, etc., or moiwy back. 1 irnKKiala w
by mail, 2&c Hauipkjs and adriue f roa.
Kickapao Mtdiclne Co. Cllntonville.Con.
nary, value or loot, wnien naa pre
viously been the record; year. Among
chief exports cotton maintains a long
lead, with a value of $401,000,000.
Facfcing house products- exported
amounted to. $207,700,000.
"The Imports of agricultural prod
ucts consist mainly of the sauie arti
cles year after year and reached their
highest value in 1900 $534,000,000.
These included packing house prod
ucts. $90,000,000; sugar and molasses.
$80,000,000; coffee, $73,000,000; silk.
$54.000,0f; vegetable fibers, $50,000.
000; wool. $39,000,000; tobacco, $22.
000,000; fruits. $21,000,000; tea, $14,
000,000, and of vegetable oils. $12,000.
0CO. In forest products 1900 shows an
import value exceeding $9o.000,000,
against a total value of exports of sim
ilar products amounting to $77.O00.WK).
If real estate, domestic animals, other
live stock, implements and machinery
are included, the farmer's capital has
increased since the census valuation by
probably $.3,000,000,000, the present
valuation being probably $28,000,033,
000." The report, which contains some in
teresting figures on meat production,
the result of a recent large and search
ing investigation by the department.
"In the last census year, 1900, 1)3,-
502,000 meat animals were slaughtered
aud exported. Every time the clock
ticks a second during ten hours of a
workday the farmer drives nine meat
animals to the butcher. The meat
production of 1900 in pounds attained
such great numbers that they may be
better understood if reduced to the
average of the census private family.
4.G persons. To such a family in 1900
the farmer supplied 1,014 pounds of
meat, amounting to half a ton, and
then had one-eighth of his supply ltft
over for the foreigner. It is upon the
selling of this surplus in foreign coun
tries that "the farmer depends for the
maintenance of profitable prices for
his meat animals.
CwuilltlnnM I'nrtly JuMtifiril.
"The mighty production oT the farm
for. one-third of a century has come
out of an agriculture having many
faults, yet the course of agriculture in
this country, bad as it may seem in its
unscientific aspect, has had large eco
nomie justification. While pioneers.
poor and in debt, are establishing them
selves thej have no capital, even if
they had the knowledge. They must
have buildings, machinery and live
stock, even at the expense of tho soil.
Millions upon millions of acres of fre:;h
land have been coming into production
faster than domestic consumption has
required. A more scientific agriculture
would have raised wheat that no oue
wanted to eat, corn to store on the
farm and perhaps eventually to be used
for fuel aud cotton not worth the pick
ing, so it nas nappeneu, wna reason,
that the production per acre has been
low, but there is no likelihood that
low production is fixed and that the
farmer must continue his extensive
system. When consumption demands
and when prices sustain the farmer
will respond. The doors of knowledge
and example are opeuing wider to him.
It would be no work of magic to dou
ble or even treble the production of
cotton per acre. The com crop per
acre can be increased by oue-half whh
in a quarter of a century and without
any pretense that the limit has been
reached. No wizard's services are
needed for this, but Just education.
The same statement is applicable to
wheat and many other crops. One
fourth of the dairy cows of the coun
try do not pay for their feed, and more
than half of them do not return any
profit. In proportion as the dairyman
weighs the milk of each cow and ap
plies the Babcock test will he increase
the supply of milk, butter and cheese.
It is merely a matter of education.
The egg production per hen will be in
creased by at lea'st a dozen per year
within a generation, and there are poul
trymen who are not enthusiasts who
foretell double that iucrease.
"Cotton planters are now out of their
former bondage to future maintenance,
and in the middle west there has .been
a conversion of a million agricultural
debtors, paying high rates of interest,
into financially independent farmers,
debt free and lagging the banks to
receive their savings at as small a
rate of interest as 2 per cent.
Farmers are using their new capital
to abolish the waste places of the land
and along many lines of improved pro
duction. Formerly there was plenty of
farm labor and a dearth of farming
capital. Now these conditions are re
versed, and labor is scarce aud capital
nbundant. Notwithstanding the farm
ers' inability t3 do some things for
want of labor, the new situation is a
great improvement upon the old one.
The farmer can now employ evers' la
bor saving device and thus reduce both
the labor and the cost of production.
He an raise his laud to a higher state
cf fertility than ran. be made by chem
ical fertilizers- alone, because he can
adyr.nce the needed capital for 'per
manent soil improvement and Is in 'a
position to await results. He can pro
duce things that require years for. the
first xrop, as in the case of. fruits. He
can provide such capital as is needed
to distribute bis products, and thus co
operation is open to him to a greater
extent, than ever before. He can se
cure a better education for his children
to the end, among other things, that
they may do better with the old farm
than he did. .
"The farmer's standard of living Is
risirg higher and higher. The com
mon things of his farm go to the city
to become luxuries He is becoming a
traveler, and he has his, telephone and
his daily mail . and. newspaper. Ills
life Is helpful to body and sane to
mind, and the noI.se and fever of the
city have not become the craving of
his nerves or his ideal of the every
day pleasures of life. A new dignity
has come to agriculture along with Its 1
mi ' ir 1 1 m
Inspect the Interesting
Ullcmeyer & Sterling's
After Christmas marked
down prices all through
o"nomlc' t"!fe:$;,:i. and t!ie ranker. has
n new horizon far b:ck of that of his
pra!rie and Lis mountains which Is
more promising than the sky line of
"It Is uo little gratification to the
head of this department in presenting
the foregoing picture of tho farmer's
place i;i the economy of the country
and picturing the possibilities of his
futi!r to realize that this department
and 'ts work have had au important
;;han in the leveionnK"Jt which lias
culminated In the farmer's present
prosperity "and that tb?y are bound. If
intelligently and generously adminis
tered, to play an iraiiortant part in the
future of American agriculture."
Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing
At Beal & Schmitt's, Illinois theater
How to Prevent Bilious Attacks.
One who is subject to bilious at
tacks will notice that for a day or more
before the attack he is not hungry ai
meal times and feels dull after eating.
A dose of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver tablets when these first symp
toms appear will ward off the attack.
They are for sale by all leading drug
Into each life some sorrow must fall;
Wise people don't sit down and haw!:
Only fools suicide or take to flight;
Smart people take Rocky Mountain
Tea at night.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
of Ucw York
is the largest Company in the
world whose sole business it is
to furnish Suretyship Bonds.
It does not engage in bank
or trust business, but limits all
its operations to the broad field
This limitation, with its
large capital and surplus of
$4,800,000, makes its signa
ture on a bond far stronger
than any personal security that
can be offered.
The fact that the American
Bankers' Association have
selected this Company as the
sole guarantor of the money
orders now being issued on
their form, shows its standing
with the leading financiers of
"When required to give secur
ity, whether in the shape of a
fidelity, official, court, contract,
probate or license bond, apply to
AMERICAN SURETY CO. OK NEW YORK.
Capital and Surplus 4,800.000
IjBdolpfc A ReyBHlriat, AttyaBa
ttrtl blocks VV m. V. Miarkrr, A art
Masonic temple. V m. It. Moore,
Atty., Chaae block. MoMa Kdw.
S. 8klancr, Act, 1503 Fttth Ave
aaBa- .yallIIMkMrjM. -jjaj it hif
y Always Buy Sv
Cj sMtfiwr Collars
B H U,U 3 Full Shrunk.
ft "TMtY DON'T CRACK SO QUICK"
If Uava -I.INOCOKn" yeloi end biittr.nholes.
ft that luntire perfect fit slid ucvrr hrnk. tl
C . CCO. P. IOC CO-, Mafcara TROV, N. y. li
l -"DrcatT Witlioutaruult.- II
n f i i nn'ii i
& STEKLIXCJ E
1607", Second Ave, Rock Island.
;inl removal i' nerve (loin- liy nx,
uini tlj Ix-xt iiml timet calilul lr;it
iiiiiit fivin li iill -ii-s, iiml milli
in tl.-tiiK'-t'ons ukimI, like lil riil'oriu,
K". '' ''":l I !!'.
Wo have a palint thin claslli"
phtti'. Willi natural ruin.-, that titx
where all oilier plales wiuhl fail.
We i;se no i ln-np material. Cor our
work is fua ra n teed to In- tirst r;ist
mi. I equal to the liiKhent pi ii e.
dentists. Call liefore Koinr else
where. CLEANING FREE.
Mlver I lllinsx
tiol I'lmltia I'llliitKM .
(iolil rilllnKH. up from 9 IJMI
(iold ( nniDH, mid 4.iM
I hill KIsiHtic I'lnlrn fUt.if.t
lied Itnblier I'latex, fit ilnnu o.t ."..M
Oilier. HJ07 V-& Swoml vrnuc, orr
SpehlVM Druse Mor
I YOUR CLOTHES?
Rather a pertinent and imint
cd question, to he sure, hut our
hi.et In nskiiifr It is tri interest V
jou in our superior son ui tan- r
If you are not already a pa
tron of ours, we would like tho
p'eastire of malting your next
suit, as a tept of our ability to
lit and please you.
There's Nothing Beyond Us In
Our new woolens are a choice
selection from the best of for
eign and domestic looms. Wc
show many handsome and exclu
sive patterns conQucd to us for
If we make your clothes this
season, your future patronage
will take care of Itself.
1817 Second Av Rock Island, III.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental Ins. Co New York
Agricultural Ins. Co New York
Farmers' Ins. Co York, Pa.
Williamsburg Ins. Co New York
2 ew Hampshire Ins. Co.. ,N. Hampshire ,
Northern Ins. Co New York
Security Ins. Co New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. . .Itockford, 111.
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut
OUlce, room 3, Duford block. Ilatea
ib low as consistent with security.