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CTHE AUGUS, WEDNESDAY. JANUARIsV; 1909. (
111 HISTO Y
Members of Tri-City Press Club at
'' Monthly Meeting Are Addressed
. by Dr. W.'e! Taylor. "
SHOWS PROGRESS OF SCIENCE
Treatments Employed Now Are Same
as Taught in 460 B. C, But Aband
' '' ' oned for About 1.8C0 Years.
', The regular monthly meeting and
dinner of the Trl-City Press club was
tt.z.tHnff till, hv ill- VV rr TVivIor.
superintendent of the Watertown hot;-
rvllnl -' frflnannir I tin excellent, dinner
:wvi- hv simW nr. Tav-
lor first stated that he is expert in
nothing but farming, but he is able to
..! -ante hnht nf imtiitnes in one
'-.i. .i 11.. .-t.i ,,,1,110 w,
tt, otntncr th S.nm i7.o
l 1-1 V UUJUI1IIIIQ t vm. wa - 1
not specially treated, produced
bushels.' He urged that the press give
great encouragement for the move
mont for. scientific farming.
t ' - ait....
xji. iBJ1US8 ,ta:ain.
In ' discussion 01 tne care or tne n-
sane. He pointed out that since the
nesumu.s i n.v.- Wu..u .a.c
been insane people, out unru auoui
tile fourth century, B. C. insane por-
sons were iiul nKniueu as "
- . 1 . . x , 1 n m T ...... 1
wltn a disease, uut were inousnt 10
have boon sent by a god, either as a
cnrse or a blessing. In 4C0, B. C,
Hypoerates first taught that Innanlty
was mental disease, and he taught and
practiced the cure of insanity by
scientific treatment much the same as
is now in use. The elements of me
dicinal baths, music, employment, and
kindness, all had a large part In his
treatment of the disease. He distin
guished between hysteria, dementia,
and other forms or insanity. For 500
years the treatment of the insane fol
lowed along the course he had taught,
but after that, for 1.SC0 years, there
Was" a horrible period, Insane per
sons were treated as" wild beasts, and
even as late as 1C32 there were cases
where insane persons were loaded with
chains, cast into dungeons as wild an
Irmtls, and were "exhibited on payment
o1&vte&.' In 179C Philip Penel began
leaching the scientific treatment of
Insanity, and, the, knowledge of insan
ity and the proper treatment of men
tal . diseases 'grows better every year.
In- the last wo decades great strides
have been made by science along this
In Sot InrrrnnluK.
Dr. Taylor stated that he does not
believe that insanity is increasing in
proportion to thj population, but that
held last evening at the Harper hous! Taylor added, has spent $125,000 . in
and the club members enjoyed a very'the Installation of these "fads and
. In Quick Baking
; Call and Examine
Alien . Myers & Cornpmi -j
' Opposite Harper Hcwa. - . .'."'1'
FRjBE THIS WEEK
ANY ONE MAKING A PURCHASE OF 50c OR OVER,
AND PRESENTING THIS COUPON WILL BE PRESENT
'ED.WJTH $t GREEN TRADING STAMPS FREE.
Good for $1 worth cf S. & H. Green
Trading Stamps on above conditions.
' ;JL Silverman
tr 1 m mm
1 iirni-u -s mi. j
what seems to be an increase "Is sim
ply' an Hvcrea.se" tif the? treatment of
the disease' In public hospltalsC ..$his
to the result' of the realization by the
public that patients are given the best
possible care and most scientific treat
ment in these places". '
Dr. Taylor gave a description of
some of the processes employed at
Watertown hospital in the treatment
of the insane, including' the scarlet
rays, the ultra-violet rays, hydrothera
peuttc treatment, amusement, employ
ment, and music. Some of these mod
ern methods, he stated, were in use I
2,000 years ago. '
The Actual RfHuItn.
Dr. Taylor gave some very interest
ing facts to show the actual results
attained in the. treatment of mental
disease. He stated that last year 48.C3
per cent of the patients were discharg-
ed as cured, and of this number SO per
I" . wvie vuiku nuuuui me '
me state. of Illinois, Ur.in.
a"viea in me ireaimeni tu lusuuny
in ,he last year.
Dr. Taylor concluded his remarks
wilh a s'ro"S argument for strict laws
to prohibit the marriage of persons af-
Hided with mental diseases, or with
lu,m pi euisposiuou iu
insanity. He gave an outline of the
ueveloument of different forms of in-
sanity, and showed the effect, of dls-
fas" in the l,iirents 0,1 the mind of tbe
Dr. Taylor stated that 13 of the 14
carpenters who built the 'tuberculosis
(building at Watertown have since been
discharged as cured. There is now
ony oue shocmaker.,n tne hospita!
The rcsus Rhow conclusively the guc
CC8R of (he lreatmcnt of ,he disease
tby the batlis, employment,-ray treat-
niont, and the other methods omploy-
e,j at Watertown
I'hlnk It I'rtxon.
On the " conclusion of Dr. Taylor's I
talk. B. F. Tillinghast of Davenport. I
former president of the Press club,
trade a few remarks, in discussion of
I5r. Taylor's address. He exnressed
the club's appreciation of the talk
ana declared that it was somewhat in
the nature of a revelation. Many peo-
pie, ne pomtea out, nave the impres
sion that the hospital for the insane
is notntng more than a or gon. to
which the afRicted person ts sent, to be
left in his despair. The advance of
science, and the percentage of cures,
ho said, was in the aature of a sur
prise to one who has not made a study
of the subject. Mr. Tillinghast sug
gested that the Press club owes it to
the people of the trl-cities to have Dr.
Taylor give a public lecture, and this,
he suggested, would serve to correct
many of the wrong impressions which
exist in. the average mind regarding
the W atertown hospital, and the ordin
ary hospital for the Insane.
' ThV club adjourned, after transact
ing the usual routine of business.
Only One "Bromo Quinine."
That is Laxative Bromo Quinine
Look for the signature of E. W. Grove.
Used the world over to cure a cold In
one day. 25c. .
fr r I!
611 17TH St. BOTH PHONES L
IL.-Jj ILl . j
GIVE UP TIJE
Augustana Directors Decide Not to
Establish a Branch Conserva
. tory In Davenport.
EXPENSE IS TOO GREAT
Been Considered Some Time
Board Plana to Install Sprinklers
For Fire Protection.
The board of directors of Augustana
colleee found so much routine husi-
aesg confronting it for disposal when
it met today tnat u was found neces-
hary to arrange for another meeting
hnard before commencement.
teaching staff and other impor
matters for the next school year
.vlll then.be considered. The board
Adjourned last night. .-.;
The board yesterday dropped perma
nently the plan that has been under
consideration for some time for estab-
ishing a branch conservatory in Dav
enport. The expense attached to the
carrying out of such a plan was con-
ddered too great in comparison with
the benefit the college would derive by
huch a move.
For Fire Protection.
Tlic lwi:iril rleiilel In Install nn an-
toniatlc sprinkler system In the col
lege to safeguard It from fire. The
isolated location of the college on the
outskirts of both Rock Island and Mo
line leaves It without adequate fire
protection, and the only way in'whlch
o remedy tnis was to install a private -
system. Because of Its location: the
colieae has heretofore been reaulred
10 nnv nn filmost Pxnrhltnnt insuTanne
Resolutions of condolence were sent'
m the hereaved fhmllv of Rev 'l)r p 1
a,r,i.im ,h .i;,i tn Minncnniia in.
atM " i
tine of seniority anions the ministers
-.r A,.r,.ctnn iv., Uo W,oC"v,rJ
aalned a minister of the synod in Rock-'
ford in 1SCG. and until recent vears
was one of the most-active men wit'
in ai,' hic ni .iAi
n Minneapolis today.
1 iuuviv Aff ' , " ll V W It V; KJ
Mnkm Appropriation. Jtne ,op of the water and which will
The board apprbprlated $100 to the' prevent any shifting of the rock. Work
Augustana Observer, the college on the dam will commence April 1, if
monthly organ, to assist Inits main- the stage of water at that time per
tenance. It also appropriated S50 to inits. ' " -
PURPOSE OF ILLINOIS
The Illinois farmers'" institute was
organized to cover a ' field In public ,
instruction that had not been occupied i
by" any other educational Institution, J
and is came into existence in response
to a demand by the people who are i
developing the-resources of the coun-;
try, for accurate scientific mforma-
tlon that could be applied in Increas -
ing the production of the land. A
large amount of agricultural informa -
tlon has been accumulating during the
past 15 or 20 years, and the disseml -
nation of this information among the: Can farmer by holding up examples of
people is distinctive work that the results obtained, and by explaining
farmers' institutes have : been organ- how these results were reached. In
lzed to carry on.' They are the distrl-jmany instances - they have brought
2utlon pipes of the great reservoir cf .the men who have grown these special
lgrlcultural experiment stations, th.?; crops before farmers' meetings to cx-
agricultural colleges, and the national
The Doctor's Question
Advice Against the Use of Harsh Pur
gatives and Physics.
A doctor's first question when con-
suited by a patent is, are your bow-
els regular?" He knows that 98 per
sent of illness Is attended with Inac-.
live bowels and torpid liver. . This
uonnuion poisons ine system wun nox-
ious gases anq wasie matter wnicn
naturally accumulates and which must
e removed through the bowela before
health can be" restored.
Salts, ordinary pills and cathartics
may be truly likened to dynamite,
Through their harsh, irritating action
they force a passage through the bow- , Is, farmers have, come to see that
els, causing pain an4 damage to the Science Is not the visionary and im
delicate intestinal structure which practical element they had once sup-
weaKes tne wnoie system, ana at Dest
only produces temporary relleL The
repeated use of such treatments cause farmers have information of the great
chronic irritation of the stomach and est value to those who are pursuing
bowels, hardens their tissues, deadens Investigations'" along . scientific lines,
i their nerves, stiffens their muscles ; "The Institutes have brought the farm-
ahd generally brings about an injur-
ious habit which sometimes has fatal
results. ' - "
Ve have a Dosltive. nleasant and
safe-remedy for const mation arid bow-
el disorders in eeneral. ' We are so
certain of its great curative value that
we promise to return the purchaser's
money in eyery case ,when it falls to
produce entire satisfaction. This rem
edy Is called Rexall Orderlies. We
urge j-ou to, try them at our entire
'Rexall Orderlies are. very pleasant
to take; . they act quietly, and have a
soothing, strengthening, healing influ
ence ' on the entire Intestinal tract.
They do not purge, gripe, cause nau
sea, flatulence; excessive looseness,
diarrhoea or other annorine effect, and
I 'hey may be taken at any time, with
out any inconvenience.
. Rexall Orderlies overcome the drug-
l gmg habit and cure constipation and
fall similar ailments,' whether acute or
J chronic. They are especially good for
I children, weak oersons or old folks.
jPrtce; 3C tablets, 25 cents, and 12 tab-
lettfi 10 cents. T. H. Thomas drug
store. .'. . i. . . :
the board of control -of "the Athletic
association, in order to purchase new .
suns ior ine oasneioan team, a pen-.
tlon from the college band, asking for ;
an appropriation for suits, was refer
Ted to a ' committee. " It is probable
that " suits " wlU'.be provided' for the
band before the jubilee ' celebration
next year. ... J.
Another meeting of the board will
be held before' commencement when
the question of the teaching staff for
next year will be taken up. The mem
bers present at the meeting yesterday
were as follows: Dri L. A. Jo'insVori,
Moline Dr. M. C. Ranseen, Chicago.
Henry Peterson, Rock Island. 111.; "Rev.
CP. Edblom', Andover, 111.; Rev. N.
P. Sjostrom'Rockford, 111.; Samuel
Anderson, Chicago; Rev. J. A. Krantz,
West Duluth, Minn.; Rev. J. A. Ander
son. Boone, Iowa; Dr. C. G. Johnson,
Galesburg, 111.;"' " A. T. Larson, Brain
erd, Minn ; Rev. C J. Sodergren, Bur
lington, Iowa; Dr. L. G. Abrahmson,
Rock Island; Consul G. N. Swan, Sioux
City. Iowa; A." G. Anderson, Rock Is
land. BIG CONTRACT FOR
CEMENT IS AWARDED
Chicago Firm Gets Order for Material
for a Backing for the Wing Dam
Along the Mollne Pool.
Junior Engineer J. B. Bassett of th2
local United States engineers office
opened a numbtr of bids yesterday
which were submitted for tho coutract
for furnishing the government with
about 1,000 barrels of cement. This
amount means 40,000 sacks and is a
Very large contract. There were nine
bids . submitted several coming . from
local aeniers. The contract was
u,na,ucu ic vjeniinii-rtiiiein.au
ron,auu -,eiuem eompany 01 Liucaxo
nicn maae a price c.i si.4b per barrel
rebate of 10 cents for each
-isack returned In good ..condition
: Tne cement will be used this sprin?
in the construction of a cement wail
a,onS te wing dam m the Moline pool
between Moline and Watertown. 'A:
Psent th dam consists merely of
rocKS P"et "P H,,u "3 "le cnaimei ,s
l r"n ucl0se ' l ,he dara U !s
fnorril that. Vi i r t-. ii i rtm - 1 1 7 1 nxif'n
rCl 1 da,m lnt the
lv 0uuaS u.iSeiUua.
im0,i0 mint .mk h. ...
'department of agriculture at Wasl-
ington, for ' carrying "the Information
they have on hand to those who need
- lt. Their specific work' Is to distribute.
riot to investigate or experiment for
the discovery of - agricultural truth,
but rather to take that which Is al-
j ready known and has been thorouslUv
Rested, and bting it to the attention of
j .; The Jarmers;, Institute's have called
attention to the great possibilities in
'production that lie before the Ameri-
'plain the methods they pursued. The
institutes are showing farmers that
their failure to. secure abundant crops',
or superior animals, and to make farm
ing a profitable business, U chiefly In
themselves, and science has come to
Mbe regarded as the arbiter In agricul-
1as.. rann, ,s',. :
plete,y changed thJn 2( years In Its
flttUude toward vcientillc institutions
and -eien,tn4, mM1 n.-,th h.x.tn
be respected and their .advice aiid co-
operation earnestly desired--. The in-
Bttute has been largely responsible
f0r this change. It has taken srlen-
tfic men befbfe audiences of practical
farmers and has zlven both the nnnor.
tinlty of becoming acquainted and of
'-iatefehanglng' "Views on subjects upon
: Which they are Interested. The result
posea, ana scientific men have also
been brought to realize that practical
'nS community to aee Ihe great ad van
iaSe tnat a properly educated man has
. over the one who has nothing except
'he traditions arid experiences of his
'Pcanty to guide him. Through tnis
. agency, he has found that it pays to
emerge from his little work and take
note of what is going on in the realm
of others; each year he learns some
thing that is new to him, or he aband
ons some cherished fallacies . which
tfie light of truth unconsciously ab
sorbed In him in contact with new
ideas' and new ' inspirations, has dis-j
ptrsed.' Thus the supply of working
knowledge Is Increased year by year.
The farmers' institute Is no longer
an experiment 'lit " is engaging " the
thought of the brainiest men of the
age. : Its meetings - are 'alive ' ' with
fresh thought and suggestion, , and
every one that is held. Is to the state,
like an Interest-bearing bond,. quietly,
amost imperceptably; but neverthe
less surely bringing-'. In wealth not
only by increasing the number of In
telligent thinkers, i.but by concentrat
ing thought upon those subjects which
Inspire the thipker to adopf methods
which develop 'weaHh-mafclnir resdiir-l
Ices heretofore lying dormant methods I
Extraordinary Sale of Suits at the
Our Clearing Sale of Winter
Affords opportunities for pavings that are worth while on Coats. Skirts.
great stock, splendid qualities and extremely low prices characterize this
$3.75 for Coats worth up to $7. 50
$12.75 for Coats worth up to $20
(Onc-tKird ofl the price of all Furs.
III 114-116 West g
.Second Street JL
which tend to conserve a:vJ utili.-.e r:-1
s-ourc.es heretofore considered value
less wcal'.h, not only in taxable
property,-conservation of fertility and
other natuial resource:;, but ?uch a
wealth of character, in the young men;
auu uiui we.uen o; i::e tiaie, as will
forever insure the increase ami ler-
petuity of such an income. It is per
forming a service that no other insti
tution can possibly render. It has
proven lize)! worthy of tb'. support
and co-operation of the scientific in
vestigator and experiraentor on . the
one hand, and, of the farming popula
tion on the other, while at the same
time, it is creating an interest anion.;
all other professional and business
men,' that bids fair to place the agri
culture of this state on a permanent
basis, the like of which has never
been known in the history of th?
The institute is developing the pro
ductive things that supply the fund?
which make possible the maintenance
of the non-productive an J dependent
institutions of our state. It is non
political, without a creed, and h closer
to all the people than any other. It is
managed by intelligent, careful, con
scientious men and women selected
from the ranks of the workers.. It
has done much with little, and the
Woik in Illinois, according to the U. S.
Educational . commission and other
authorities, leads the world. The co
operation of the newspapers with its
press bureau department the past year,
has been worth more to the state tnan
the institute has cost since it became
a slate .institution.
.f- -; K Does the Business.
.iR:. E. Chamberlain - of Clinton,
Maine; saysof Hucklen's Arnica Salve:
"It does tne -business: I have used It
for piles and ft cured them Used II
tor chapped hands and It cured them.
Applied it jo an old sure and it healed
It without leaving a scar behind." 25
cenis at air druggists. . ;
It? ? -s
Tou mr.y care to know how we can sell Spring Suits at
one-third under regular prices
You may have noticed that the finest winter suits are
made of very light weight-materials. Just-right for spring
wear. " ' v
Tou perhaps also know that In a great suit factory it
is clearly impossible' to "come out Just even." There are
sure to be pJcces left over enough for one or two suits
In each. .
Last week while at one of the big eastern suit factories
our buyer Mr Deutsche was offered the choicest of their
"pieces" at tempting figures. He 'took them and had them
made up. not in winter styles, but In new spring models
and they are here for you--eighty-three suits in all at
"1-3 less than regular prices. '- .
regularly for $27.50
These suits come in light-weight broadcloths - shadow
and fancy striped serges in blues, browns, greens, greys
and black. Sizes 34 to 42. They are made in the Bee Hive
way best of tailoring and workmanship. Jackets are satin
in'ed. Be oh hand early.-Th' only opportunity you will
have-to buy spring styles anywhere at less than regular
prices" . " - '
$6.75 for Coats
$16.75 for Coats
One-half off the'
committee Prepares Report for Su-
pervisors Per Capita Expense
for 1908 at $1.93 a Week.
IS HIGHER THAN IN 1907
But Fewer Inmates Were Cared For
During the Year Statement as to
Finances of the Institution.
To care for the Inmates of the coun
ty Infirmary- near Coal Valley cost
Rock Island county a per capita of
J1.90 a week in 1908, as compared" with
a per capita cost per week of $1.83 in
1907. This is shown in the report of
the infirmary committee of the board
of supervisors, which was prepared af
ter spending four days Jan. 4, 5, 6
and 7 at the poor farm. ,
. At the time of the visit there were
124 inmates In the institution, as com
lared with 99 inmates'at the time the
visit of the committee was made in
Japuary, 1908. The . total number of
weeks of board was less in 19t'S than
in the preceding year, the number of
weeks in 1908 having been 5.52C and
in 1907, 5.C37 weeks and one day.
During the year there were 22 deaths
at the infirmary, 2 births: 95 inmates
wore admitted and 89 were discharg-1
ed. The total amount of money col
lected was -Sl.CCC.ll: and the total
amount on hand is $1,790. ...
Value of Property.
The property valuation is higher,
owing to improvements made daring
tie year and to new equipment pur
chased. The valuation a year ago was
Suits that should tell
regularly for 1 C
$22.50. now . .4 1 J
Furs. Waists and Millinery. The
as the greatest Clearance Sale in
worth up to $11.25
worth up to $27.50
price of all Millinery.
about the .
Brief, Illustrated pamphlets, tell
ing of the. opportunities in the
Rock Island States Southwest for
those who aspire to bigger and
better things , ;
One on. Kansas, another on Okla
homa. one on Texas, another on
the Panhaudle, one on New Mex-'
ico, one o Arkansas, and stilL
another on Eastern Colorado., "
Any one of these, or the complete
set, will be sut to interested par
So small a thing as one of these
pamphlets may mean success and
future happiness to you yoa can
not afford to neglect a chance to
Write me today I will send"
the desired pamphlet and tell
you about., our semi-monthly
Pass. Traffic Manager,
Rock Island Lines
CHICAGO. . .
fixed at $13,208.12, and the property,
invoice taken this month shows a. valu
ation of 15.1G8.09. " v
"Dr. C. E. Whiteside, William Filbert
and Herman Doerlng are members of
the committee. '