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THE AKQTJS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23. J904.
You always drive a good bargain when
you buy Calumet Baking Powder.
CmlametU the only high-grade baking povdtr sold at a moderate price.
Telephone 1312 West, or cull
: ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANk
ROCK ISLAM). ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent 2
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Mimey i.ti;nji-il ii Personal Coilut it;i 1 or Real Estate Security.
oi- i h i:i:. -
.1. M. r.iifi.nl. President.
John Criibaugh. YL-e President
J 1'. (in enaw alt. a-diicr.
Regan 1 In hiisincs.- July
ami u,vi: p ing S. E. mrner J
II it l.y nile's new building.
DlBltTION CHAMBCHUN.XINDT AtOliPANV.
Tuasdav, Jan. 26.
I". '. liil ne pr. -cut -
In the Dresden (Iiiu;i Ctm:e Opera,
Beautiful scenert. Maj.' n i ticen t costume-.
A perfect prod net ion.
I'rices: ,'oc. T.c. I .tin, .!.",( ami
Seat- i n mi'i' atiiriia nioriiing at
o'cIocU. I'ree li-t s u-pe in led.
It's Quality That Counts
In eoal it's quality that makes
heat, it's quality that retains it,
it is quality that makes possible
consumption of 90 per cent of the
combustible part of it, leaving a
light, clean ash ; lastly, it's qual
ity that lessens your fuel bills
yonr're not paying for dirt, refute
or nnburnablea. Tht oal we
handle, both hard and soft- de
serves all the good thing we and
onr patrons say for it. A ton will
talk as loudly as a carload.
E. G. FRAZEP
Inform, option BvireoLj
Directories of North and South Da
kota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin. Pe
oria and Chicago. Records are kept
of people moving, arriving or leaving
Davenport. Credit reports and cor
rect addresses furnished on applica
tion. Branch of the Rergrnan Collec
tion Agency. 207-209 Brady street,
When you hare trouble with
your plumbing-, that's a sign the
work wasn't properly done at
When you entrust 3-our plumb
ing repair work or new to us,
that's a sign you'll have no trou
ble nith it.
You'll believe in signs after
you have tried our work.
at 1316 Third Avenue
IC. K. Cable.
Ii ii Criibaugh,
II. I'. Hull.
E. W. Ilurt,
P. Greenawalt, Y
Phil Mitchell, X
L. Simon, J
J. M. Kufurd, Z
Solictors Jack.-mi and Hurst
OlHLCTION CHAMBEttUN.KlKUT COMPANY.
Jan. 21, 22 and 23.
Special engagement of those iijiiiie
In a ery charming program of all
the latest novelties in the science
of .-iiiggest ion.
m a ( ; m i u i : t t s r i ; m ks.
elkctric c.m.cu m effects.
singing AMI DANCING.
Prices: 1U :.Mif. ::Oc :nu! .Vie.
One free ticket with ex cry .';k or ."0 c
ticket Thiirsdav night.
Sunday, Jan. 24.
Majestic reival of
15he Two Sisters
A glorious play for young people of
all ayes. I Penman Thompson
author of "The ()!d Homestead."
Trices: 2ue. ?.?v and .Vt.
Reserved seat.- now on sale.
0ltCTION CtiAria t RL1N. Kinpt M. ConPANY,
Monday, Jan. 25.
I. A. Coliurn. Manager and Owner.
Thiity-riAe White Artists, Grand Open
ing Spectacle entitled
"A RECEPTION TO THE ROYAL CE
CILLIAN I OCRTIERS."
A beautiful ensemble prinluction.
preejiting the entire company, .plen
dal costumes, ami elaborate scenic
and electric effects. Positively every
thing new this sea-on. Tiie latent
soni:-. the newest jokes; sparkling
music and untainted humor. Featur
ing the "Peerless Harlow Hus-ar
Rand" in noonday concert and parade.
PRICES 2.".. r.O and T.- cents.
Reserved seats on s.-de Sat urday morning.
FARMERS AID TRUSTS
The Packers' Combine Is but
THERE IS NO BELIEF HI SIGHT.
A Republican President and Con
Kress "Stand Pat" Trusts AVnr Fa
Fran the Sabataace of the Farmers
Yet the Party- Io Power Says, "Let
Well Enough Alone.'
The farmers of the country used to
be "the people" to whom the politician
appealed at election and who were
therefore the political power in the
land. Who thinks of the farmer now
as the great political factor? Who ex
cept a few congressmen who represent
purely agricultural districts? And with
them the nominating power is in the
hands of the residents of the villages
or county scats. The political wire pull
ers are the lawyers and bankers and
the county ring, and back of them all
Is the railroad or trust attorney who
directs them in the interest of some
corporation or railroad. Take the grea
agricultural state of Iowa, for example,
and all her representatives in congress
of both houses are lawyers except two,
who are bankers. None of these Kepub
lican leaders has been active in passing
any bill of interest to the farmers, nor
have they protested against the passage
of laws that are detrimental to the in
terests of the farmers.
A large majority of the Republican
members of congress are at the beck and
call of the corporations, and Instead of
laws being passed to control these giant
combines the last congress passed an
act that relieved the railroads of being
prosecuted under the criminal section
of the interstate commerce act. The
law passed giving the president power
to publish such proceedings of the
trusts as could be discovered, known as
the '-publicity law," has so far not
been put in operation, and if it were it
would be worthless to the farmers, for
no farmer has been silly enough to in
vest his savings in the watered stocks
of the corporations.
It is therefore not singular that the
farmers of the agricultural states are
demanding tariff reform and that the
"Iowa idea," that the tariff fosters
trusts that oppress the agricultural
communities, has become an issue. The
state grange of Iowa Is aroused to the
exactions of the packers trust and the
railroads. The grangers say they can
not understand why cattle and hogs
should lie cheaper and meat dearer.
The same complaint comes from Illi
nois, and a few days ago the farmers
around Rlooniington held a meeting
and urged the retail dealers to return
to the old method of killing and dress
ing their own hogs and cattle. The re
port of the proceedings of this meet
ing declares that
"High freieht rata and exorbl
charges for yardage and feed at ChL
cago. together with t!ie low prices that
the? trust has installed for live stock,
render their fat cattle and hogs al
most worthless to them."
These farmers could have added that
President Roosevelt and Attorney
General Knox have refused to bring
criminal proceedings against the pack
ers' combine, although that trust ex
ists in direct violation of the antitrust
law. The farmers may imagine that
the Knit commenced ngainst the pack
ers for an Injunction to prevent them
from combining in restraint of trade
will, if confirmed by the supreme court,
do away with the monopoly that the
packers now have cf the stockyards
and of dictating the price of cattle and
hogs and of meat to the retail dealers.
Some farmers may think that if the
suits above mentioned and the one
against the merger of the Great North
ern and Northern Pacific railroads
are decided against the combines the
trust fabric will collapse and competi
tion again prevail. No one who un
derstands the trust question so be
lieves. The packers' trust, bad as it is,
Is not the only combine that the farm
ers should investigate. The gigantic
steel trust robs them wheu they buy
anything made of iron or steel from a
shovel to fence wire or a pound of
nails. The Standard Oil trust charges
them such an enormous profit on kero
sene that the trust pa'ys 45 per cent In
If a farmer builds a house the lumber
and shingle trust, the lime and cement
trust, the white lead' and linseed oil
trust, the window glass trust, all add
largely to the cost. When the farmer
comes to furnish his house the carpet,
oilcloth, stove, pottery and cutlery
trusts all take much more than compe
tition would allow them. When It
comes to clothing himself and family
the farmer finds the woolens, leather,
rubber goods and the cotton duck trust9
have advanced the price enormously.
He finds the luxuries of life, such as
tobacco, tropical fruit and whisky, con
trolled by trusts. When he packs pork
for his own use the salt and borax
trusts get in their work. The sugar
trust and the cereal trust are a con
stant drain upon his resources. If his
children are sick or well the drug trust,
the castor oil trust and the baby food
trust add to his expenses, and when hia
children arrive at school age the school
book trust and the school furniture
trust augment .his taxes. If he desires
to shield his family from mosquitoes
the wire screen trust makes It more ex
pensive to do so. The binding twine
and harvester trusts enhance the cost
of caring for his grain, and the paris
green trust leaves him at the mercy of
the potato bug unless he Is willing to
pay an exorbitant profit to the trust.
When he dies, the burial casket trust
takes a large slice from the meager
savings he has left for his widow and
Nearly all of these trusts and hun
dreds of. others that rrey. upon the
rarmer or whoever consumes tneir
products are protected in their monopo
ly by the tariff, which tax ranges from
25 to 100 per cent, and yet the Repub
lican leaders, from president to con
gressman, neither recommend nor intend
to reform such an Iniquity. Many of
thesa trusts sell their products cheaper
in Europe than to our own people be
cause the tariff protects them in doing
eo, and yet the Republican leaders say,
"Let well enough alone."
The tariff is "well enough" for the
trusts, but at the expense of the farm
ers and people.
A Poet'a Pastime.
It was not only as a boy that Words
worth, Ebod with steel, hissed along the polished
He was a skater of skill In his man
hood. "A girt skater; noan better in
these parts," was the testimony of a
Dales man, quoted by Canon Rawns
ley In his "Lake Country Sketches."
On one occasion the poet went by
himself to figure a bit upon the White
Moss tarn, and a man sent a boy to
sw?ep the snow from the ice for him.
When the boy returned from his labor,
the man asked:
"Well, did Mr. Wudsworth gie ye
"Nay," rejoined the boy, with a grin
of content from ear to ear. 'T seed
him tummle tho'."
But the lad, who had thought the
tumble a fair equivalent for a tip, had
been much impressed by the quiet way
in which Wordsworth had borne his
fall. His skate had caught in a stone
when he was in full swing, and he
came down with a crash.
"He didn't swear nor say nowt," said
the boy, "but he just sot up an' said,
Eh, boy, that was a bad fall, wasn't
An Impudent Indoraement.
During one of his busy reception
hours, when President Lincoln was
talking first to one, then to another, of
the many who filled the room in the
White House, a gentleman asked if any
news had been received from John Mor
gan, whose Confederate cavalry were
raiding Kentucky and Ohio.
"We'll catch John some of these
days," replied Lincoln. "I admire him.
for he is a bold operator. He always
goes after the mail trains In order to
get Information from Washington. On
his last raid he opened some mail bags
and took possession of the official corre
"One letter was from the war depart
ment to a lieutenant in Grant's army.
It contained a captain's commission for
him. Right under the signature of A. i
Lincoln the audacious Morgan wrote,
'Approved. John Morgan." and sent the
commission on its M-ay. So there is one
officer in our army whose commission
bears my signature with the approval
of that daredevil rebel raider." !
Disraeli onee told a lady that two
possessions which were indispensable
to other people lie had always done
without. "I made," she said, "every
kind of conjecture, but without suc
cess, ana on my asking mm to en
lighten me he solemnly answered that
they were a watch and an umbrella
'But how do j-ou manage, I asked, 'if
there happens to be no clock in the
room and you want to know the time?
T ring for a servant.' was the magnilo
quent reply. 'Well, I continued, 'and
what about the umbrella? What do
you do, for instance, if you are in the
park and are caught in a sudden show
er? 'I take refuge, he replied with
a smile of excessive gallantry, 'under
the umbrella of the first pretty woman
I meet. "
One of the strangest illustrations of
the ups and downs of fortune comes
A rich Parisian banker became re
duced through unlucky investments to
the sum of 10.000 francs. That amount
was poverty to him, and, overwhelmed
by his loss and the hopelessness of the
situation, he committed suicide.
The 10.000 francs then fell to his
brother, who had been for years a pau
per, estranged from his family. But
to him such a sum represented incred
ible riches, and his reason was over
thrown. In a moment of delirium he
jumped into the Seine and was drown
Where He Waa Golngr.
'There was a Scot." said an English
man, who owned a tine orchard sur
rounded by a hedge. One day as he en
tered this orchard he saw a neighbor
of his creeping on hands and knees
through the hedge so as to steal some
' "Sawney, hoot, hoot, monl exclaim
ed the Scot reproachfully, 'whaur are
"The discreet Sawney answered:
" 'Bock agen. "
Jim Lane't Advice to Reernlts.
During the civil war a lot of young
fellows at Oskaloosa wanted to enlist
in the cavalry. Jim Lane told them
they would make a mistake if they
joined a "boss" regiment. "I tell you,
boys," he said, "it will cost you a hoss
apiece to join the cavalry. As Infan
trymen you will be ordered to Missouri,
and you can ride one horse and lead
another when you come back." Atchi
The Snereaafal Man In Bnaineaa.
"That man is a great thinker," was
the admiring comment.
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghnm
despairingly, "but I have noticed that
these very 6tndious people aren't suc
cessful In business. What you want
to be nowadays is not a great thinker,
but a good guesser." Washington Star.
A man of strong will can make any
woman do anything that she wants to
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MR. II AX FOlil).
Free List Entirely
Diseases Absolutely Cured by Treating Your Eyes.
Everybody is Personally Interested in This.
RYE STRA1X OYER -USE OF YOl'l! EYES, the cause of all your diseases. You may not U-lieve this, but
it is true, nevertheless. TEX TIM KS MORE NERYE WASTE THROl'dl THE EYES THAN the WHOLE
RODY. This strain is the cause nf your nervousness, headache, indigestion, constipation, piles, fits, cross
eyes, and all female ills, and thee will NOT OET WELL until that strain is REMOYED. Medicines don't
remove it. The fact is, MEDKTXKS (THE NOTHLXti. Drugs kill more people than famine, pestilence, and
sword. Why be deceive;! with medicines any longer? Investigate a RATIONAL METHOD of relief.
CONSULTATION COSTS YOU NOTHING. We will tell you what and where your trouble
(Jeorge II. Hull. 030 Fifteenth street, what this did for him.
A. P. DAVIS, IVi. B.,
HOURS 9 to 12 a. in. and 2 to
HE COULDN'T FQQET.
Snrprlae He Got on Ilia Thirty-
I'll flever forget my thirty-second
birthday iu New Y'ork," said an old
"Was it a joyful one?" asked the
young man who was lounging about
the club as if time hung heavy on his
"Joyful!" exclaimed the old resident.
"That's no name for it at all. It was
downright lively. I think my wife
realized afterward that she rather
overdid the matter."
"Tried to surprise you, did she?"
"She not only tried to, but she suc
ceeded. You see, she always was an
enthusiast in everything she under
took." "Bankrupted you la getting you
presents, I suppose," suggested the
"Well, not exactly," returned the old
resident reflectively, "but her presents
came very near bankrupting me later.
Ilowever. they are a good deal of com
fort to me now, so that I can't say I
"Xow!" ejaculated the young man.
"Do you mean to say that you still
"And how long ago was this thirty
"Twenty years ago."
"Twenty years! Heavens! That's a
long time to keep a birthday present"
"Two of them," corrected the old
"May 1 ask what they were?" in
quired the young man after a pause.
"Certainly. Twins both girls," re
plied the old resident. New York
news all the time The
All dlieaiei of Kidnevs.
Bladder, Urinary Or pane.
a cha.HeartDisaase. Gravel.
uropsy, femaie Trouoies
Don't become discouraged. There Is a
cure for you. 1 f neces-try write lr. 1 enner.
lie u fp-oz a me mue rurin? -u.i uco
cases as yours. AH consul tat !uls Free).
"A travel I vlfd la nv tIadl-r. Attn
tisiuz a few bottles of lr. Fcuuer's Kidnev
and Baclrarb; Cure I pawU a sravt-1 half a:
larre as a marble. The medicine prevetitec
lurwer luruiation-. i wssrurwi.
W. T. OA K ES. Orrlx, Va.
rrugglti. .Wv. ft. A sc for Cook Uw, Fre e
CT VITHC'n A UPC ire Cure Circular. F'l
VJ'-IIIUO UMmUL Feant-r. Frcooola.N 1
For sale by Ilarper House Pharmacy
and anode's' Pharmacy.
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A M U SE M E NTS.
Engagement of tHe Distinguished
CHARLES B. HAN FORD
MISS MARIE DROFNAH
In ol Magnificent Production of tho Great
A Notable Cast and Production Under the
F. LA.WRENCE WALKER.
Suspended for This Engagement. Carriages
May be Ordered svt 10:45.
50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
4 p. in.
SUITE NO. 42,
I cure Piles, Fistula, Chronic
Constipation, Fissures, and all oth
er Rectal and Intestinal Diseases
without pain or the knife.
Every victim of piles knows too
well the discomfort and .annoyance
they cause. Piles are always an indi
cation of disorder which, if neglected
certainly leads to the most fccrious
rectal and intestinal diseases.
I cure piles, allaying the rectal in
flammation and removing its causes.
Many diseases and disorders of the
delicate female organs are the result
of rectal ailments and cannot be cured
until the cause is removed. Thous
ands of women are suffering daily tor
tures from female disorders because
their physicians have not discovered
that the cause of their trouble is some
rectal disease. I have civen special
attention during my years of study
II. E. CASTEEL,
KUCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. lOO.OOO. Foot Par Cent Interest Paid on Depoalta
K.-tates and property of all kinds are managed by tbis depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, (iuardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
ngent for non-residents, women, invalid, and others.
nitvmnnds Gninri Flown Instead of 17 n.
$5,000 stock of diamonds, watches , jewelry, clothing, bicycles and other
merehandUe being - sold at great bargains t Siegel's Loan Office t
320 Twentieth ht.. Rock Island; 'phone 663.
MITCHELL & LYNDE I'.LIKi.
and practice to the reflex action of
rectal diseases on the female organs
anil have cured hundreds of cases of
female disorders which have baffled
other physicians for years. Women
suffering from diseases peculiar to
their sex which their physicians have
been unable to cure should consult
me. My ofiicc offers every privacy
and female attendants are at the ser
vice of my patients.
I cure all disorders of the Rectum
The entire digestive tract from the
stomach to the rectum is one of my
specialties. My methods of treatment
offer a certain cure for ffll diseases
of this portion of the Iiiiiiihii system
and their reftVxes whenever a cure is
possible to human skill. I do not
take nil cases, but I guarantee a
cure whenever I take a cane.
I am especially ilesirous of cases
which other physicians have failed to
cure. Physicians having obstinate
cases under treatment, are invited to
consult me, free of charge.
Call and investigate. Consultation
Dr. Home's Pio-Chetnie treatment
and the free X IJAY EXAMINATION.
Mitchell & Lynde BMg., Pock Isl
and. Take elevator to 4lh floor.
Rooms 40, r,0 and T,l. Hours 9 to 5.
Evenings 7 to S. .Sunday 9 to 12.
II. I!. .SIMMON,