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THE ABGrUS. FIUaJAV. J CINE 21, 1901.
S Professional Cards.
McCASXRIN & McCASKRIN,
Attorneys at Law.
ever Krell A
and Milan. Rock Island Offloe
Math's store. Milan offlo o
The Dally Short Stoiy
Another Laugh at Locksmiths
BY JOHN H. RAFFERTY.
k. C OOaMSCXT. OOSSBLXT
CONNELLY A CONNELLY,
Attorney! at Law.
Money loaned. Offlee ottr Thorns drug
tore, corner of Second avenue ana seven
JACKSON A HURST,
Attorneya at Law.
Office In Rock Island National Hank Building,
v m r. trnoiTH. robbrt. a. aav molds
Attornera at Law.
Mono to loan. General legal business. No
un nubile. 1706 Second avenue, Buford
n iwiiNir. C. L. WALE IB
SWEENEY & WALKER,
Attorneya and CounaeUora at Law.
Offloe In liengstontblock.
c j. aaasLa, a a. mauoall
SEARLE A MARSHALL,
Mnnft to loan on rood real estate security.
Mitebell A Lyr'a block, Kock Inland, Illinois
McENIRY & McENIRY,
Attorneya at Law.
Loan money on rood security: make eolleO'
tlona. Reference. Mitebell A Lynda, banker.
Offloe, Mitchell Lynde building,
JOHN K. SCOTT.
City attorney of Rock
Mitebell A Lynde building.
Island. Room 4.
DR. CORA EMERY REED.
Fneclal attention to diseases of women and
children, also diviwes of eye, ear, nine and
throat. Office hmira 0:30 to I j a m.. 1 to 4 p
m. ki bizicentn street, kock isiano.
N. M. MOORE. M. D.
Hours 10:00 to 11:00 a. m., 2:00 to 4:00 and after
DR. S. II. MILLER,
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
An diseases of horses and cattle treated on
approved principles. Surgical operations per
formed in a sctentine manner, uogs treated.
AU calls promptly attended to. Office and
lonrmary, rrtck A Kauta a liyery barn.
DR. M. A. HOLLINGSWORT1I,
eeila phone 301.
DR. C. W. GRAFTON.
Rooms orer the IVmton Shoe Store.
OSes hours from 8 to II a. m. and I tat p
J. T. TAYLOR,
Ofllee boars 8:98 to 13 a. m.. I :M to t:0S e.
S1BH Eighteenth street. Opposite Union offloe
DRACK & KERNS,
Architects and Superintendents.
HENRY OAETJE, Prop.
Out Flowera and Designs of all Kinds.
City store, 1897 Second ayenne. Telephone
Co Ion a Sand
Dawed building stone,
Ashlar and Trimmings
For cheapness, durability and
beaut excelled by none. This
tone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Flans sent
as for estimate! will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly al our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C. B. Q. B. B.
Trains Noa. 6 and 10 will stop
and let visitors off and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone, any size desired.
Samples of Stone and Photos of
buildings can bo seon at Room
No. 12, MitchoU o Lynde's build
ARTHUR DURRALL. Manager
Boat Island or Cc-loaa. 111.
The Elierles forbade company In the
Mr. Ebrrle'a chief domestic worry
was enured by continued Inability to
account for the mynterlous disappear
ance of much bard coal that was not
burned In the furnace, tho occasional
evanescence of whole cakes not eaten
by tho family and a constant and Inex
plicable "leak from the family store
of pie, canned goods, wlue, coffee and
fruits. He was so worried about It
that be had given HrannlKan, the po
llcemau, and llycr, the private watch
man, several intermittent pieces of
money to keep watch on the servants
as they loft the bouse to foe whether
some of them were not carrying off his
substance. They Jiad maintained this
watch for nearly a year, but always re
ported that the Eberle domestics were
above suspicion. Then the man of the
bouse put n padlock on the front and
back doors of the brick barn which
served as a laundry and coalhouse and
frrew thin worrylne over the leaks in
his domestic economy.
Then came a crisis with the simul
taneous disappea ranee of a canvas cov
cred. sugar cured bam, three botlles
of fine port, a box of kippered herring
and some lesser stores. Mr-and Mrs:
Eberle were frantic. They secretly
notified the policeman and the private
watchman and began to sit tip till 10
or 11 o t iock at nicnt to watrn iu tne
dark for any suspicious movements on
the part of the servants. But their
watchfulness was not rewarded, and
they soon resumed their habit of ear
ly retiring. Confidence In their em
ployees was restored, and the EIhtIcs
reasoned that as there was no thief In
the bouse and that ns their system of
accounts between the pantry and the
dining table wns simply perfect it must
be that their grocer, their butcher and
their coal dealer were in a three cor
nered plot to gouge them.
Monday evening, however, Mr. Eberlo
beiran to feel the first twinges of his
snrins rheumatism, lie went to led at
1) o'clock ns usual, but he c-ouldn t sleep.
After tossing :ilout for awhile he de
cided to take a smoke, but as the rules
of the house forbade smoking any
where except In the conservatory he
put on his clothes ana slipped down
stairs In the dark with his pii and to
bacco. It must have leen nearly 11
o'clock when, as from across the alley
at the rear of his home, he hoard tho
tinkle of china and the sound of talk
and laughter. It was a moonlight night.
and he legan to think that It would 1h?
an easy matter to detect housebreakers
on such a night. His eyes wandered
over the dead wall of his laundry barn,
with Its one padlocked door, the only
mode of egress to the alley. Then he
saw. or tiiouciit lie saw. a turn ray or
light shining under the stable door. Vi
sions of coal thieves raiding his pile of
"hard ves at $7 pt ton" rose lxforo
him, and he gently raised the window
Sure enough, the now mullled voices
seemed to come from his own barn. He
buttoned up his coat, made bis way to
the street and I toga n a search for Itran
nigan. tho policeman, or I Iyer, the pri
vate watchman. Of course he failed to
find them, so be scampered over to the
drug store and telephoned to the iolice
station for an officer.
Then he went back to his bouse and
sneaked Into the kitchen, where the
household keys "Were hanging each on
its labeled hook. He found the two
keys to the stable, each lu Its proer
place, took them down and went to his
front door to Intercept the police. They
came in a wagon, six of them, and aft
er a whispered consultation sent tho
sergeant with a key to the back door of
the barn, while Eberle with three po
licemen slipped through the house to
attack the yard door of the same cita
del. The utmost quiet was observed
by both parties, and the signal for tin
locking both doors was to le a low
whistle from the sergeant. Three big
blue barreled pistols were looming over
Kberle's shoulder as he slipped his key
into the padlock and quietly unlocked
It. His hand shook when he heard the
low piping from the other side of tho
barn, but he pulled away the padlock
and Jumped aside to give the brave po
licemen a chance' to swoop down on tho
Throw up your bandar in a chorus
was followed by an instant's silence.
Then the loud cu flaws of the iollee-
men gave Eberle courage to ieep In.
A stable lantern swung from the raf
ters showed the robbers, four of them,
eltting In pairs upon the laundry
benches at either side of a sumptuous
ly laden table. . roliceman Brannlgan
J and Sophie, the housemaid, one holding
a glass of wine and the. other pointing
: a wedge of pie at the ceiling, sat In the
t attitude of surrender. Private Watch
man Hyer and Maria, the cook, lmd
their hands up, too, but the quartet.
with their mouths full of cold boiled
bam, kippered herring and angel cake,
sjHjke not a word.
"Maria Sophie." thundered tho stern
master of the bouse as he entered.
"what does tills meau? .
Sophie gulped down the pie and put
on a bold front.
we aim air. liycr is goin V be- mar
ried, aln t we, Heine?" Thus appealed
to. Heine nodded sheepishly, and tho
fcix iKdiccmau roared.
"And you. Maria V" growled Eberle.
"Sliure, yez wouldu t let me have I
coomp'ny In th kitchen, so 'twas stable
There V'cre no arrests, bnt 11 guests
finished the wedding feast to which
but four were bidden. Chicago Itec-
- What a Sinner Blast Know.
For a singer to succeed it Is necessa
ry tuat He sliould have uiore than a
voice or be a vocalist. Wagner lias set
a higher standard, and to him we owe
It. Not only the cultivation of the
voice, but the higher education Is nec
essary. The voice alone Is not suffi
cient, even in the concert room. Sing
ing has grown to be quite another art.
Tho singer must be an impersonator.
I myself studied for live years at the
university. Hut that, as a rule, holds
one too long. Hut at least a good gen
eral knowledge of literature and of sci
ence Is necessary.
The day is past when a fiacre driver.
because be has a beautiful voice. Is ac
cepted as a singer; so also Is the day
when a concert in costume is regarded
as an opera. The standard of Imper
sonation has boon Immeasurably raised
by Wagner. History, literature, knowl
edge of the plastic arts, arc all neces
sary to the siuger.
American women have, many of
them, beautiful voices. Again, many
of them go alu-oad to study. That is a
mistake.. It is at home that they should
lay the foundation. Ituild by degrees.
Do not aim to be a star, but a good art
ist. Study always, be content with
small roles. The rest will come of It
self. Ernest Van Dyck in Saturday
F0II LITTLE FOLKS.
A Snail Tnat Helped.
me great Uarwlu, who iearnea so
much about, animals and their ways.
tells many wonderful stories about
them lu the books he publish. In
one instance lie attempts to show that
lower animals have reasoning powers
by citing the actions of a couple of
snails that were placed In a walled gar
den. This sarden was absolutely de
void of vegetation, and the poor snails
began to suffer for want of food. One
of -Theni became ill. Then the stronger
of the two evidently concluded that
something had to be done. It seemed
to hold a conversation with its sick
companion and hurried away. The per
sons watching their actions concluded
tho sick snail had been deserted and
left to die. Not so, however. The
strong snail laboriously climbed over
the wall and found a delightful garden
adjoining, full of green leaves and
plants. Then It turned back, crawled
to its sick friend and "talked" with it
again. At last the two started over
the wall and In time were lost in the
paradise that had been found.
The Bis Ant.
Although the bee is one of the most
wonderful of Insects on account of the
remarkable Intelligence it shows, sci
entists are finding out things about the
nut that place that little fellow even
above the bee. Many traits of the ant
seem almost human in their nature. In
central Asia there Is a species of ant of
which stories are told that are almost
ieyond belief. These ants are small
in size, but once lu awhile one of them
forgets to stop growing until It Is many
times larger than Its companions a
genuine ant giant. The small ants.
however, make good use of the big fel
low. When tboy desire to travel some
distance, they scramble upon the back
of their big brother, and he carries
them to their destination. When not
serving as a riding horse, he Is station
ed to guard the door of the ant dwell
ing. He stands with his big head In
the passageway, and when an enemy
appears he looks so fierce that the in
truder is glad to take to bis heels.
Fold at Last.
A traveling man who is absent from
the city about 00 days on each trip
carried a pair of shoes to a German
shoemaker to be half soled before leav
ing on a tour through the country
towns. The shoemaker was accustom
ed to selling articles left with hi m for
repairs If not called for In SO days.
The drummer stated to the shoemaker
be would be absent from the city for
at least 00 days and would not leave
the shoes to be repaired unless bo was
assured that they would not be-sohl.
The traveler's trip was prolonged to
W days. When he returned, 1m went
Immediately to the shoemaker 'for bis
The shoemaker's inability to dlstln-
guisu between nave ami naic came
near resulting in his receiving a thrash
"Have you sold my 6hocs?" asked
"Ya, I haf soled them," replied the
"What in blazes did you do that
for?" yelled the traveler.
"You told me for to do it."
And tuen the drummer engaged In a
bit of shocking profanity and threat
ened to clean up the raucb. Memphis
Boy Champion Antomoblltat.
W. Westcott Humphreys of (Serman-
town. Pa., who is in his twelfth year.
Is probably the youngest skilled ma
nipulator or the automobile. Xle can
manage the curves, come to a sudden
stop and pick his way through crowded
streets with the facility of an experi
enced adult Master Humphreys' fa-
Hoofs and Chimney.
There la no doubt but the form of a
roof has much to do with the draft of a
chimney. The flat roof offers no resist
ance to the passage of air, but as the
pitch Is Increased the current Is more
and more disturbed until with a high
pitched and many gabled roof it is bro
ken into Innumerable eddies, some of
which are sure to curl down and force
the smoke and gases in the flue Into the
rooms below. Chimneys on such roofs
should be built higher than ordinary.
WESTCOTT AND U13 MACHINE.
thcr and mother are enthusiastic devo
tees of the sport, but made serious ob
jections when their son expressed an
ardent wish to own a horseless vehicle
of his own. lint the boy gave such con
vincing proof of his ability that he won
the day and now has his heart's desire.
At a recent automobile show In Phila
delphia, be won the plaudits of a large
audience for his dexterous handling of
BnnrkliK the lilts.
Case and Comment tells a story of on
Illinois attorney who argued to the
court one after another of a series of
very weak points, none of which seem
ed to the court to have any merit until
the court finally said, "Mr. , do you
think there is anything In these
points?" To which the attorney re
plied, "Well, Judge, perhaps there isn't
much In any one of them alone, but I
didn't know but your honor would kind
of bunch them."
John Vol k & Co
Culldcri : : :
Touched a flare Spot.
Do you find it difficult, senator," she
asked, "to keep In touch with your con
I beg your pardon, ma am," he re
plied, with a scared look, "but really
I must ask you not to use tbat expres
sion with reference to my affairs.
Touch Is a word tbat I can't stand
since the papers used it In explaining
why I voted for that street railroad
bill four years ago." Chicago Herald.
ALSO stAaTTJFAOTtJBKS Of
Bash, Doors, Dlinds and Mouldings
Veneered and Hard Wood Floor
ing of All Kinds.
Single and Double Stronpth Window
tJlasa. I'ollsbed Plate. Hoveled
Plate and Art Glass.
811-329 EIGHTEENTH STREET,
Three Irishmen bad four guineas to
be equally divided among them. After
several unsuccessful efforts by two of
them the third settled the business
thus: "There are two for you two. and
here are two for me too." .
Kitn Ills Brnah.
Carlo was a dog and had been taught
to carry the parcels home from the
shops for bis master. Sometimes, if
they were going farther, tho article
that had been purchased would be
pointed out to the dog, and he would be
sent back for it later on.
One day a brush was bought in this
way, and when Carlo was sent back for
It the man had forgotten to cut the
string tbat tied It to a whole bundle of
other brushes and pack it up.
Carlo recognized the brush and with
out waiting to have it given him seized
it In his mouth and made off, of course
carrying the other brushes with him.
The shopkeeper gave chase, shouting
Stop thief I" but Carlo only scampered
off the faster and carried the brushes
triumphantly to his master. ri
. w i a r' . a I
In a school for colored children thero
was a little boy who would persist in
saying "have went." says a contributor
to The Christian Endeavor World.
The teacher kept blm In one night
"Now, while I am out of the room
you may write 'have gone' 50 times."
When the teacher came back, be look
ed at the boy's paper, and there was.
'Have gone 50 times." On the other
aide was written, "I have went home." .
A. licadlsc Qaeatlon.
Hobb I put $100 in the bank for my
baby the other day for bis majority.
Nobb That a good. How long are
you going to keep it tnere? liarper a
The modest man baa everything to
gain and the arrogant man everything
to lose, for modesty baa always to I
deal with generosity and arrogance
with envy. BivaroL r
A Childish Incident.
An infant on the floor wit racing (
On bended rmi and knees,
Speedinr alonir. yet nothing: chasing.
When atraight it somewhat sees
A sunbeam through fhe window glancing- .
Took to the floor its way; .
The babe, toward the apot adrancing.
Stooped down and kiased the ray.
An Instinct in its bosom stirring, "" .
The senw of beauty woke. w (
And, heedlns ol contempt Incurring, y
Its inlant homage spoke. --
Straightway I left the child reproving
The coldness of my heart,
Which not htaven'e brightest ray la movi" '.
To grate'"1' loving part. .
pecial Business Mention
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
. Bulla made to
Cleaning and re
dona at oweat
Hull & Co.
Ask your Gro
cer for it and pot
a Cook Hook f roo.
S. A. MAGER
Second are. and
24th St. and
3rd Ave Rock
AND ALL KINDS.
Hides, wool ATai
paid whether In
small or large
or oar load lota
Kock Island, IU.
Seoond - Street,
The next session
7th, MWM. Philo
For terms and full
to RKV. J. T. A.
FL ANN AG AN.
AOADEMY Of THE
conducted by the
sisters of tho visi
tation, 3:u Fifth
avenue, Rock In
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday, Sepv 18.
MU8IO, ART, EL
and the languages.
If POISONOUS DKUU3 HAVE FAILED
TO CURE TOO, TKT NATURE'S
PROF. W. A. JACOBS, the great
Magnetic Healer will cure you
of any disease In a short time with
out the use of drugs.
Office hours 10 to 12 a. no., S. to S p.
and 8:80 to 8 p. to.
at moderate pri
L. A. Book
2100 Fifth ave.
W. T. KagiU,
Onlce tn Masonic
8 0 to 12.oo a. rn.
:M tot:iwp. m.
Kock Island, lit
in puwio aohoola.
all day Saturdays.
230 Bridge Avenue,
O. D. DORAN,
work a apeolalty
Chicago papers de
livered and ordera
taken for all peri
odicals. I6S1 Third avenue
fjood housekeepers rely upon
a W slw TC.f aTvl?C?"
411 V Vl VTslS7?
for the Laundry Gives finest FlnlAh
to all delicate Fabric.
Blcher In Quality than mosf
Compare the.n with other Cigars and
yoa find good reesoss for their costing
the dealer more than other brands
FRAMt P. UHIS.PC0RU.lll.
ORIGINATOR TIN FOIL SMOKER PACKAGE
the Best Two Wire Tires.
WE CURE WHEN OTHERS FAIL
Our Klaetrlc Machine for
the treatment of Nervous
and X-Kay work.
Nervous and Private
of Both Sexes.
DR. J. K. WALSH,
Formerly or Chicago, a
Burgeon-In -Chief of at
NERVOUS DEBILITY", Exhaustive drains, Sleep.ossnens, Threatened Insai
Ity, Weak Memory, Mental Delusions, or any other oondltlon due to nervous exhaustion
CATARRH, Dyspepsia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Scrofula, Blood, Kidney, Livoi
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VARICOCELE is the most active can so of Nervous Debility. Why treat
months with others when we guarantee you a permanent cure In seven days by our palniei
methods. Hydrocele eured In three days no pain.
WOMEN suffering from diseases peculiar to their sex should consult us. We
have eured many cases given upas hopeless, and we may be able to cure you. Surgical
operations performed at your home If desired. Abdominal and brain surgery a specialty
THE QUESTION OF YOUR HEALTH is a vital one therefore you cannot
afford to place your ease In tbe bands of those who have had little or no practical exper
ience in the treatment of chronic diseases.
DR. WALSH'S large private practice and extensive experience as surgeon-ln.
ehtefofSt. Anthonys Hospital together with the fact that he haa eured hundreds who
were pronounced Incurable by others during the five yeara he has been located In Daven
port, proves conclusively that ha la the phyaloian you should consult If you want to gat
f Best of referenoe and credentials
Only Curable Cases Taken. "7,uannotlwrit;t-
Hundreds cured by mall.
Hoars, llalla. an., I to B and 1 to S p. as. Snnday ll:SO to l:BO p. am.
Office 124 West Third Street M'Cullonch Building, Davenport. Ia.
Rock Island Savings Bank
Rook Island. HI.
Incorporated Under tho
Four Per Cent Paid on
OS Personal Collateral Or Real Estate Seoukitt.
J. M. Bvford. Prenident.
John Crubaueh, Vice President.
P. Oreenswalt, Cashier.
Kelley, Springfield and Star Brand.
Oood Morgan Si. Wrlaht tires on your
wheels, Mze for IIH. hire lor tM,
I Inch size for n Office M. MUchell
A l.vpde block. Work done at khop of
the Wilson Mollne Ilupgv Co.
EOCK ISLAND RUBBER WHEEL
Begin the business July C, two, and oeetpylng
-t. tc corner oi as iHinau
& Lyndea is building
H. 8. Cable,
H. P. Hull,
X. W. Buret,
Solleltot-a Jsakaon and Hurst
I Simon .
J. It. BufO d.
SPRING WALL PAPER.
We are now prepared to show our customers all the lat-
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Give us a
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419 Seven teen t street Telephone 4753.