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THE "ANGUS, WEDNESDAY , DECEMBER o. 1003
Published Dally and Weekly at III
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
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By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or religious, moit
have real name attached for publica
tion. No ivrh articlea will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island ceunty.
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1905.
If you Mill feel like takinp a Ion:;
llirle:il nap. Mr. Mayor, pray don t
It 't us keep you up.
Rock Island has pone to far a Ion;:
i he path of progress to lie .held back
by Mayor McCaskrin or any other ony
man, gras growing or no grsiss growing.
With .in adult population of only
:;m,iMHi, Cuba has piO.ooo registered
voters. The registry tniards evidently
were taken there intact, from I'hiladtl
It' the Kpectaeular feature, after all.
that's appealing to the uiayo.-. and ho
sits in the limelight like a I rue Nic
;i rt;r hero. "And another redskin
l t the dust."
farmers easily lead all the others in
material gains made in the last ten or
a dozen years. Their increase in wealth
he puts at nearly $4,000,000 a 4ay dur
ing the time he has heen at the helm.
The secretary goes more into detail
and mentions the several sources of in
come separately. In corn, wheat, oats,
barley, cotton and potatoes, the farm
ers have been making new records ev
ery year. He mentions that they not.
only g,.t record crops, but also prices
of the same kind. Trie man with tht
hoe is his own banker, that is, he own.s
the bank, is the way the secretary
puts it in his ecstacy of poetic flight.
And as a finishing touch, the secre
tary mentions the American hen. He
shows that it has been busy working
for the farmer. Its eggs run into the
scores of billions every year, necessi
tating extra trips on the part of the
farmer to the bank to make deposits.
As we read what Secretary Wilson
has to tell, we begin to suspect that, in
spite of all the noise that ha been
made about them, the Carnegie. Rocke
fellers. Harrimans. Armours. Alexan
ders. McCtirdys and McCalls belong in
the discard. The farmer is a great
man and a force now in the land, and
the secretary of agriculture is more
than able to tell the full story. You
can't beat that combination.
DAILY SHORT STORY
No matter what your personal in
limit ion or disposition may be. Mr.
Mayor, try to conduct yourself as be
come your office while you hold it
fur the city's Make, if nt your ov n.
We huw had it from the best o au
thority thuV the hen worked ovenlm.
all Minitncr. and yet fresh eggs are
as scarce as .eeth in tlu- fowl that prie
ducew their. Can you find the trust
I hat is wori 'nK overtime now?
"I'ncle .1m1 " Cannon says be can
we no reus lit why lie should change
hi position on the tariff question. The
Qiiincy Journar Jhinks there ate people
who may be ittr'ined to believe t'rtat
"Tncle Joe" is .-itjibbornly refusing to
The euuniiiK way it: which Secretary
Shaw aoi; alhihion to the ship sub
sidy In his iinuual rtjkMi reflects the
ait of the iH.iiikiitn. Parfieuhirly as he
is the same Sluiw win, as banker
among hankers at the national conven
tion of financiers, declared ship Mib
fcldv to be inevitabl e
MihH Klspeth McClelland, who caus
ed rather a sensation in the "trade" in
t-JugUud recently by announcing her
self s a builder, lias built a model
house for the cheap cottage exhibition.
This is a home for a workingniau ami
its entire cost does not exceed $75n.
On the first floor then is a combination
living room and kitchen with scullery
and bath and there are three bedrooms
tin the second floor. Tlu- house is
built partly of concrete and is pictur
esque and at the same time is well ven
tilated aud lighted.
The New York World hands' Presi
dent Roosevelt this nut to crack: "The
freight on a pair of men's shoes frm
New York to Chicago Is one cent, on'
mill and two-tenths of a mill. The iu
crease in the retail price of a pair of
men's shoes due to the Dingley duties
on hides and leather varies from 25
to V,o cents. Why is President Roose
velt so keeu to have the government
regulate this freight charge of one
cent, one mill and two-tenths of a mill,
at.d so reluctant to have the govern
ment regulate this tariff charge of -5
or ;:." cents?"
This same McCurdy. who has been
exposed and driven from die Mutual
Life Insurance companj , was one of
ill.- custodians of the "business honor"
of ttu country. He was one of the fel
'.niv.i who represented and spoke for
the "business interests" of the coun
try. He was one of the fellows who
was howling so loudly about "dishon
est money" in 1M". How the coun
try was humbugged and swindled by
these "uigh "financiers" in lff. the in
vestigation in New York has shown.
They were neck deep in all sorts of
financial rascality, and yet they would
get ho'd of the ears of republican edi
tors au.l Pi.i'e to thetu and to the
country about "dishonest money." An!
it is a senous question today if Johii
P. Morgan is any better or straighter
thau President McCurdy. His bank
stems to be about us deep in the mire
as the Mutual Ufe Insurance compauy
is in the mud.
Kerretary Wilson's Son of Triumph
IV. eatur Koiew: Secretary James
Wilson, of tie department of agricul
ture, has Just sung his annual blast of
triumph, called in official circles ail
annual report. All along the line they
re taking of the way in which the
secrcTaiy uiuitted himself this year.
Mr. Wilson wants other numbers of
the cabinet to understand that he has
been looking after the prosperity of
the men. the farmers, who were turned
over Uj hid kvepiu. He insists the
The announcement of the intention
of the New York Central railroad
management to apixint George E. Dan
iels general advertising manager of the
New York Centra! lines, a newly erea
ted position, draws attention to the ex
tensive use of advertising by the rail
roads as a means of increasing their
business. The New York Central has
for a long time used various forms of
advertising, and has spent a consider
able sum annually in the publication
of railroad literature intended to in
crease the number of railroad patrons.
Recently the Southern Pacific made
t-pecial appropriation of Jloo.ooo for
the purpose of drawing the public's at
tention to the advantages and attrac
tions of the Pacific coast. Verv few
f the railroads report separately their
expenses for advertising, though the I
large sums reported by many of th
systems as unclassified items under
general expenses doubtlessly represent
largely the cost ol securing the aften
tion or the public through advertisin
The Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe.
among its general expenses, include
an item headed advertising, etc. l.ast
year the expenditures under this item
amounted to $LSJ.UJ1. compared with
$14.r22 the previous year.
In addition to the advertising don
in the public prints, many of the rail
roads throughout the count rv issue
pamphlets and magazines intended a
advertising matter. Railroad time ta
bles are also made the medium of ad
vert ising the special advantages claim
ed by each system. Attention has fre
quently been called to the different
IMlicy in this respect adopted bv rail
roads of Europe, which charge for much
of the primed information which, in
this country, is distributed free, and in
it form that attracts the attention of
IN A CORN RAISING CONTEST
Farmers of Douglas County Organize
for Unique Competition.
Kiftten prominent fanners of Doug
las 4-ounty are forming a unique organ
ization. Kach will nav a ttiembershin
fee ot ?.ji and next season each will
plant 2o acrts of corn. Certain gen
eral rules will govern the contest, and
the one producing the largest crop will
gel one-half the total initiation fees
or Jo.j. The one iratherinir th.. ntvf
biggest crop will get per cent and
the third one-fifth.
Fourteen Horses Burned.
. uruiiKen employe kicked over a
tove in the Heistand livery barn ii
Oregon. Ogle county, yesterday morn
ing and in the hre that followed II
horses were suffocated. The loss was
" RIGHT NOURISHMENT.
knc ininK 01 nounsnment
as food meats, soups, vege
tables, etc., but that's only half.
Its not the food alone that
counts but the cood that we
get from food that furnishes
nourishment. A pound of
steak is of less value to a
weak stomach than a crust of
bread is to a strong digestion.
Hut weak stomachs can be
made strong. Begin by eat
ing less; have regular hours
for meals; avoid fancy things
and about a half hour after
eating take a tablespoonful of
Scott's Emulsion. It's a fact
of medical history that people
have lived on not much else
but Scott's Emulsion for a
long time not only lived but
gained flesh and recovered
their trength and health.
From the pure Norwegian
cod liver oil to the last drop
of cl ycerine, Scott s Emulsion
contains just the strength
giving and health-building
elements needed for low vital
ity, weak digestion and poorly
SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 FesrI St., New York.
IN A LONDON FOG.
j (Copyright. 1906. by C. Ii. Sutcliffe.
Colonel George MKiill had been in
Ixmdon for she weeks, putting through
a patent on -an invention of his that
had already been patented in the Unit
ed States, wun hednopped into an eat
ing bouse In aFtreetiofT the Strand one
day and there met a foreigner who iu
te rested him.
lie was a Russian aud also au in
ventor. He called himself an inventor
of mechanical toys, and as the two le
came better ai-quainted he gave the
colonel his address and asked biui to
call and see sonie of his work. Three
days later the colonel called. He found
his man on the third floor of a mean
house In a squalid street. The man had
rigged up a workbeneh and supplied
himself with I00J3. and what he was
really trying to do was to produce
clock that should spring au infernal
machine at thelhour and minute in
The colonel was a big, uususpicious
westeruer, having no thought of plots
or conspiracies ami perfectly willing to
give a fellow invteutor any help possi
ble. He called three different tinies in
as many days, working for a couple of
hours each tiane. and then the inven
tion was comjdete. The Russian, who
could speak Knglish fairly well, had
completely leimboozletl him as to the
object of the clockwork,
One night, three weeks after the Rus
sian had drupped out .of sight, the eol
nel decided to attend the theater. He
sat through the performance uud came
out. as otliers did, to find a fog so
thick that one could hardly see his
hand when stretched out the length
of the arm. He had not far to go,
however three blocks down the street
and tbeu turn to the left and go oue
block to the corner house. He could
have done that with his eyes shut
There were pedestrians ahead and in
rear of him as he made his way down
to the corner, but standing there a mo
ment he realized that no one bad turned
into the sidestreet.
Suddenly, and without the slightest
warning, he was seized by two men.
As one jmt a knee in the small of his
back anil lent him over the other clap
tieU a pad over his mouth to prevent
him from uttering any sounds. Iu a
moment more they hail him In some
kind of carriage and moving slowly
away, a man sittiut on either side of
him. The driver ol the vehicle must
have been well acquainted with Iion
doti. lie guided the horse through the
black darkness for three-quarters of an
hour lefore be stopped.
Meanwhile not a word bad been
spoken by those iu the carriage. It
seemed to be the plan of the alductors
not to speak, and. as for the colonel, the
pad prevented. He could get his breath
through his nose, but his mouth was
tightly covered. His hands had not
been bound, but strong tiugers held
them iu a grip of Iron all the way.
When the vehicle stopped it was by a
quayside. The colonel knew that, be
cause be could bear and smell the wa
ter. He also realized that his captors
walked him up a gangplank and aboard
a steamer. Once aboard, there were
men with lanterns and there were elec
tric lights, but so dense was the fog
suul so quiet everything around that
nothing seemed real until he was final
ly lauded in a sumptuous cabin. There
the men let g of him and stood back,
and the colonel looked around hi in to
tind two men seated at a table. He
knew them at once for Russians, and
he saw that he had been made prisoner.
"Ivan Moskow. advance." said one
of the men at the fable after fhesileuce
had lasted for a minute.
"Io you liieau me':'' queried the colo
nel as be walked forward.
His sp-ech betrayed his nationality
In a second, and both men uttered a
"What are you doing here?" was
'I was brought here by force, and I
fcbould like to know the meaning of
The man tapped a bell, and a young
man who might nave been his secre
tary entered. The talk was in Russian,
and an explanation seennd to be de
manded. It was made, but it did not
satisfy. There was loud and violent
talk for ten minutes, and then the
young mau retired and the colonel was
Io you know a Russian anarchist
named Petroff Misky?"
"I have met him," was the reply.
"Did you aid him to make an infernal
'Never I I aided him to complete a
"And you are who and what?"
The colonel gave his name, address
and business. He had certain papers
with him. These were taken and care
fully read, and after awhile the Rus
It may be that there Is a mistake.
.We shall know in a day or two."
And am I to be held prisoner while
you take your time to find out that I
have told the tnithT"
You may call it lucky for you that
you are. II there wasn t a doubt about
the matter this steamer would lie at
a at sunrise."
The. colonel began to protest, but he
,was,ho5tled Into a cabin, told to make
himself 1 comfortable, and for forty-
elghtlhourahe was a close prisoner.
Then, at midnight, he wax blinded
wlthva pad. two men got Into a vehicle
.with 4 him, 4 and after half an hour's
drive he.was landed at the door of his
lodgings In Porter street.
A3 the men slipped away one of them
pushed a Vmall parcel into the late pris
oner's hand,, and when opened it ptot
ed;to;be n'.English .bank note for the
sum : otLlCfX .Th e colonel made.no com
plaint itoitheTautijcrl tie. He looked
mxonhiniseif aj a incky. man.
l!y M.iry Ii- I'urliam.i
YVh-n trribl I'.Jatk t.awk se-ourfce-l
With tiis tisrMins S.ios. oalletl the Bril-
Burning m1 kiiiinc on every hand
I"t Mississippi valley:
To lii Tnl':in i.Ili the tiilinsrs flow
That Kox riv-r valley was next In view.
Th-v wmiM pillajfe and slaughttr thai
Kre tie- startled whites could rally.
lVntciwiitomii Shabhona heard wit!i
The ominous ne-ssas-. He oft had sfild.
When h. and lil.uk Hawk had smoked
Till th- sun went down and the skv
"We iiri- brothers, today and tomor
row." The t-hWa wh'h old their afflictions
They- were happy itnd great till th.-
set t b'rs earne
To rob their people of land and same.
And fill their homes with sorrow.
Hut a love for all mankind had he.
A nobler nature could scarcely be.
lb- beckoned his nephew and son. "We
Must warn the Kox river whites to flee
To the nearest forts this niht. and
Them safe till the danger's over."
Then down the valley, to bit and riprht.
They aroused the settlers that direful
They soothed the worneti's and chil
And helped the men in their lnuri'd
From the band of the blood-thirsty
Some of the pioneers paid no heed
To the hand outstretched in their hour
But said. "We are armed, they OHnnot
Thoutih manv times our number."
So they leathered together tn one strong
Those fearless men of dominant race.
With a smile tor each woman's blanch
They tiade the ehildren slumber.
None laughed or wept there at dawn of
da y !
Thin smoke wreaths curled from the
asl.t s trrav.
While sunbeams crept where the bodies
For the Sacs had paused on t hei r milt h-
And left their murk behind them:
old Black Hawk's mark: In the inoiu-
The torn shrubs told of a desperate
Their dull red stains were a ghastly
Should the next r.ew-eoniers tnt read
That scene might, perchance, re
All the others were saved bv the old
And he rode tvvic.e again to carry relief
To men who had brought him only
for his home anil Ids lands were
Had he studied the Christian precepts'."
His was the soul that appears to flow
from the l.ove ltiviiie to a lew below.
Ami back to that Love such souls must
When their earthly abode is l'or
ImplemGnfs of Torturo
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don't strain your arms with a pounder. It isn't the
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a big wash. The dirt disappears; the stains are gone;
the "clothes fairly glisten with whiteness, and you're
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is a wonder. A cake costing a nickel will do more real
good for a whole family than a dozen worthless makeshifts,
strong with acids and free alkali.
It cleans everything and does it
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MAPLE CITY SOAP WORKS
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Rock Island; Custave Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
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HAVE MOVED TO
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Over Adams Wall Paper Store.
Mr. Maiming, late of Rook Island, now of St. Paul, lias no
connection with the ollica and has had none t-ince Oct. 1. I
am not responsible for any -work or any debts contracted by
other parties iisinjr the name of the Economy Dental Parlors.
DR. C. G. LONEY,
SOLE OWNER OF
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