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THE ROCK l&X&STS-'AXGUSi TTTESBXT, SCTTEttTJElt 6, 1910.
AT ST. PAUL
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000 miners. More than 5,000 persons'
used them for other special Industries.
Nearly 34,000 settlers had the free use
The total resident population of the
national forest Is about a quarter of
a minion, which Is larger than the pop
ulation of certain states,
i More than 700,000 acres of agricul-
'tarsi land hare been patented or listed-for
patent within the forests, and
the reports of the forest officers show
mat more tnan wu.uw people a year
use the forests for recreation, camping,
hunting, fishing and similar purposes.
All this la done, of course, without in
Jury to the timber, which has a value
of at least $1,000,000,000.
Moreover, the national forests pro
tect the water supply of a thousand
cities and towns, about' 800 Irrigation
projects and more than 300 power
projects, not counting the use of water
for these and other purposes by Indi
vidual settlers. '
I think that hereafter we may safe
ly disregardany statements that the
national rorests are witndrawn from
settlement and use.
A Country Life Instltut.
- The investigations of the country
life commission have led the farmers
of this country to realize that they
have not been 'getting their fair share
of progress? and all that it brings.
Some of oar; farming communities In
the Mississippi valley and in the mid
dle west have made marvelous prog
ress, yet even the best of them, lite
communities of every other kind, are
not beyond improvement, while much
needs to be done in some other sec
tions to improve country life.
As yet we know comparatively lit
tle of the basic facts of rural civiliza
tion. The means for better farming
we have studied with care, but to
better living on the farm and to better
business on the farm the farmers
themselves have given scant attention,
Last spring while visiting the cap
ital of Hungary, Budapest, I was Im
mensely Impressed by the Museum of
Country Life, containing an extraordi
nary 6eries Of studies in agriculture. In
Btock raising, in forestry, in mining.
The exhibits were of the utmost prac
tical Importance and were also intense
ly Interesting and Instructive.
I greatly wish we had such a mu
seum In Washington, and some of your
farmer congressmen ought to get a full
and detailed report of this Budapest
museum to be printed for distribution
In. a public document.
v Hunan ElBefeaterv
As a people we have not yet learned
to economize. One of the virtues we
Americans most need Is thrift. It is. a
mere truism to say that luxury and
extravagance axe not good for a na
tion. So far at they affect character,
the loss they cause may be beyond
computation. But In the material
sense there is a loss greater than is
caused by both, extravagance and lux
ury put tofrether.
I mean the needless, useless and ex
cessive loss to jur people from prema
ture death and avoidable diseases.
.Wholly apart from the grief, the suf
fering and th5 wretchedness which
they cause, the material loss each year
has been cal ulated at nearly twice
. what it costs to run the federal gov
In addition to the state and city
health officers ind organizations, there
Is urgently needed a federal bureau of
health, to act, so far as the national
government properly may, to relieve
our people fron t this dreadful burden.
One of the must important meetings
in our recent history was that of the
governors in the White House In May,'
1008, to consider the conservation
Question. By the advice of the gov
ernors the meeting was followed by
the appointment of a national conser
vation commission. The meeting of
the governors directed the attention of
the country to conservation as nothing
else could have done, while the' work
of the commission gave the movement
definlteness and supplied it with a
practical program. But at the moment
when the commission was ready to be
gin the campaign for putting Us pro
gram into effect an amendment to the
sundry civil service bill was introduced
by a congressman from Minnesota
with vthe purpose of putting a stop, to
The Wedding Over, You Arc Now Ready To Go House Keeping
and tSe thoughts of every young couple at this time are: Where can I do the best? Where can I go for my
home outfit and make my selections and know that I have received value for my money and will
be satisfied, then, like an inspiration, the thought comes why not STJIJftlEKFlELD'S? They will
furnish us up complete, just as our" income will permit. We can have a year or longer to pay for
our home. They will place the goods in our house and guarantee us satisfaction, for all goods sold
by them are sold on SO DAYS FREE TRIAL., If we select anything and same doe3 not meet our
approval when we get it home they will cheerfully exchange same. After talking it over they
decide to' come to us as hundreds have done in the tri-ci ties, we assist them in every way. We
keep a complete rent list ox -every vacant house in
Davenport, Moline and Rock Island and we get them
a house. We. help them in every way we can. We
carry the account and extend payment in case of
sickness or loss of employment. This has
resulted in the great popularity of this
store. This is why every customer is a
satisfied customer and a friend of Sum'
merfield's and bring their friends to us.
Won't you join this vast army of satisfied
customers and call and see us today?
The Westinghouse 14.85
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mu ii i t - i'fl 1 i.-ir..i.r3
We carry all the lead
ing makes of sewing
machines and can
save you from $10 to
- $15 on any machine.
We have no agents and their commis
sions are your gain.
The Westinghouse only .v$14.85
The Woodward only . .-. . . .$18.00
The Elgin only ...... .$23.00
The JWaltham only . . . . v. . . .$28.00
The 'Jewel only ...-..... . . $30.00
and a great many other makes.
$3.00 cash, $3.00 a month buys any machine.
itlj,mmv mum mil if ...-rirj.ljf I H
50c a week
9x12 Baroda Rug,
Room . Size Brus
Room Size Ax-
Room Size Wilton
Velvet OA Qfl
RfQ. . , . lttiV
40c Ingrain 9
80c In gran
40c Linoleum QTa
Wo - carry them
four yards wide.
WE PAY THE FREIGHT
iWE TRUST "THE PEQPLtKl
IRON BED SALE
Just arrived 600 Brass Rail Iron Beds. A
regular $7.00 value on sale
$100 cash; 50c a week.
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u ' Jitmt JP Hill fc. iSL '
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The Art Laurel Special
Two Flue Oange
Something Different .Something -Better
Than any Steel Range ever shown In Davenport. , Think of a range
.that will save and Is guaranteed to cut your fuel bids one-third. A
range In which the fire travels 12 feet befors going up the chimney, a
range built tike an old-fashioned Dutch- oven, and cannot burn out.
The top, the fire backs ars guaranteed for three years and ws re
place them free of charge If burned out In that time. Thirty differ
ent points superior to any other range. They are made In Detroit by
ArtvStove Co., one of the oldest and largest stovs works In the world.
OUR GUARANTEE -SO DAYS FREE TRIAL
If not satisfied tn 30 day the Summertlsld Company will
take same back and refund your money.
Do not confuse this range with
the many cheap ranges on the
market. If you want something
cheaper we have them, but this range has
never been sold at this price and we make
no mistake in saying that neyer has such a
hih grade range been sold for so low a
price. We have contracted for 500 of these
ranges and in agreeing to sell that manV we
have been able to obtain them so that we
can sell them for $10 to $15 cheaper than
they have ever been sold for before.
The price for the number 814, as shown $32
The price for the number 816, is only $40
The price for the No. 818, largest siae, $45
'Also have them with reservoir attached and
also with combination gas attadunent.
Our terms $3.00 cash, $1:00 a week.
We handle Oook Stoves as low as $9.85
Other make of Ranges as low as $22.00
Wo furnish complete for house- We furnish complete for house
keeping two rooms as low aa keeping three rooms as low as
$5.00 cash, 849.0 0 .0 cash, S69e00
flJOO a week, $5.00 a month.
We furnish complete for house- Visit the pretty oottage we have
on our second floor, all complete
keeping four rooms as low aa for housekeeping.
$10.00 ch. 98.00 ft0 198.00
$3.00 a month. V $20.00 cash, $3.00 a week.
- i i i 1 ft-',c1iMm lirrTT 11 t ' - --- -- VL-
L maximum of pleasure at a mln!mnra
of cost. Any one of the twelve fruit
flavors will please the most fastidious,
10 Cents a Package All Grocers.
Far DmkMess, Opfaa.
gresa passed the amendment.
It deserves the confidence and sup
port of every citizen Interested In the
wise development and preservation of
our natural resources and In prevent
ing them from passing Into the bands
of uncontrolled monopolies. It joins
with the national conservation con
gress In holding this meeting. I am
here by the joint Invitation of both.
State and Federal Control. '
Bat. while we vt xbv United States
are-anxious as 1 believe wo are able
co oe or .assistance to others, there are
problems of our own which we must
not overlook. One of tha most Im
portant conservation questions of the
moment relates to the control of wa
ter power asonopoly in the public In
terest. There Is apparent to the judicious
observer a distinct tendency on the
part of our opponents to cloud the is
sue by raising the question of state aa
against federal jurisdiction. We are
ready to meet that issue it if is forced
upon us. But there is no hope for the
plain people in vach conflicts of Juris
iur c33uutiai question is not one of
bair splitting legal technicalities. It is
simply this: fWho can best regulate
the special interests for the public
good? - '
Most of the predatory corporations
are interstate or bare Interstate affili
ations; therefore they are largely out
of reach of effective state control and
fall of necessity within the federal Ju
risdiction. One of the prime objects
of those among them that are grasp
ing and greedy is to avoid any effec-.
tlve control either by state or nation,
and they advocate at this time state
control simply because they believe it
to be the least effective!
In the great fight of the people to
drive the special interests from the
domination of our government the na
tion is stronger and its jurisdiction Is
more effective than that of any state.
The most effective weapon against
these" great corporations, most of
which are financed and owned on the
Atlantic coast, will . be federal law
and the federal executive.
That is why I so strongly oppose
the demand to turn these matters over
to the .states. It is fundamentally a
debaaitd against the interest of ths
plain people, of the people of smatf
means, against the Interest of our chil
dren and our children's children, anf
it is primarily in the interest of th
great corporations, which desire to e
cape"bn government control. '
The Conservation Fight.
One of tlie cuiiicuUies in putting into
practice the conservation Idea Is that
the field to which it applies Is con
stantly growing in the public mind.
It has been no slight task to bring be
fore 100,000,000 people a great con
ception like that of conservation and
convince them that it is right.
This much' we have accomplished.
But there remain much to be cleared
up and many misunderstandings to be
Extrsordlnay clairvoyant and
personal advisor. Everything
of importance from the cradle
to the srrave. Predicts future
marriages; tells of love troubles, mar
riage, home affairs, etc; the separated
reunited, etc. Readings, 25 cents and
60 cents. Located 1311 Fifth avenue,
removed. These misunderstandings are
due in part at least to direct misrepre
sentation by the men to whose interest
It la that conservation should not pros
per. For example, we find It constantly
said by men who ehonftl know better
that temporary withdrawals, such as
the withdrawals of coal lands, will per
manently check development.
Yet the fact is that these withdraw
als have no purpose except to prevent
the coal lands from passing Into pri
vate ownership until congress can pass
laws to open them to development un
der conditions just alike to the public
and to the men who will do the de
veloping. . .
If there is delay the responsibility
for it rests not on the men who made
the withdrawals to protect the pub
lic Interest, but on those who prevent
congress from passing wise legislation
and so putting aa end to the need for
We have a right to congratulate our
selves on this marvelous progress. But
there is no reason for believing that
the fight is won. In the beginning the
special Interests. wh are our chief op
ponents in the conservation flght,paid
little heed to the movement, because
they neither understood it nor saw
that if It won they might lose. But
with the progress of conservation In
the minds of our people the fight Is
The nearer we approach to victory
the bitterer the opposition that we
must meet and the greater the need
for caution and ' watchfulness. Open
opposition we can overcome, but I
warn you 'especially against the men
who come to congresses such as this,
ostensibly as disinterested citizens,
but actually as the paid agents of the
I heartily approve the attitude of any
corporation, interested in the deliber
ations of a meeting such as this, which
comes hither to advocate by its openly
accredited agents views which it be
lieves the meeting should have In
mind. But I condemn with equal read
iness the appearance of a. corporate
agent before any convention who does
not declare himself frankly as such.
This congress la a direct appeal to
the patriotism of our whole people.
The nation wisely looks to such gath
erings for couuscl du leauen.b.!p. L?t
that leadership be sound, definite,
practical and on the side of all the
people. - It would be no small mlsfor
tare if a meeting such as this should
ever fall into the ha mis of the opn
enemies or false friends of the groat
movement whiQb It represents. ;
What this country needs Is what ev
ery free country must set before it as
the great goal toward which it works
7-an equal, opportunity for life, lib
erty and the pursuit of happiness for
every, one of Its citizens. To achievt
this end we roust put a stop to the
Improper - political dominion no less
than the improper, economic dominion
of the great special interests. -
This country, its natural resources,
its natural advantages. Its opportuni
ties and Its institutions belong to all
They- cannot be enjoyed fully and
freely under any government In which
the special Interests as such have a
voice. The supreme political tas'x of
our day, the indispensable condition of
national efficiency and national wel
fare Is to drive the special lntocests
not rtt rttT nubliT life,