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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1900.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1824
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the post office as aecond-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERliS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly. $1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have r-al name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Itock Island county.
Thursday,May 24, 1906.
Mrs. Nancy Klingftismith celebrate!
the HtOiU anniversary of her birth the
otbr day. She is in a poorhouse at
Warren. Ohio, and has smoked ( a pipe
fr SO years. What's the use?
Recent reports from Sioux Fairs in
dicate that business is as brisk there
as evr, notwithstanding the supreme
court's decision. It seems to be the
opinion of a good many of our fellow
citizens that a poor divorce is better
The Geakwar of Baroda says: "I
make the laws of my country. I have
the power of life and death. There
is a cabinet, whose advice I take if I
choose." 'Uncle Joe" would not ob
ject to such a ruler in this country if
lie could be depnded on to stand pat.
In a "Life of George Washington
Just published in England the assertion
is made that the father ef his country
was reallv a woman in disguise. If the
English think it is going to add any
thing to their credit to set up the claim
that their armies were whipped by a
lady, then they should be granted that
If the waterways convention at Lake
Charles accomplishes its object there
will eventually be lightdraft naviga
tion from the upper waters of the Mis
sissippi to the mouth of the Rio Grande
The canal by which it is proposed to
connect the waters of the Mississippi
with the bayous of the coast country
of Iuisiaaa and Texas would not be
a costly work. Much of the proposed
channel already exists in the lakes and
srreams of the region. The sandy soil
through which the rest must be dug
could be dredged at small cost. Be
sides giving facilities for cheap trans
Iortarfon the canal would benefit, by
Its drainage, a famous trucking and
Origin of "Iowa."
The Iowa society of New York City
at a recent banquet resclved hence
forth to pronounce the name of the
state Io-way. blending the i and o. Sen
ator Tillman invariably calls it "Eye
oway; Senator Teller says "Eowa,"
with the o long; Senator Overman pro
nounces it "Eyeowa." and Senator
Bailey dwells long on the second vow
el. "I-o-wa." The Cedar Rapids Repub
lican prefers "Io-way."
The Century dictionary, generally ac
cepted as the highest authority, pre
scribes the long i. the long o and. the
sounding of the a as in Persia and
Lippincott's Pronouncing Dictionary
of the World puts the accent on the
first vowel i. and sa3's the a should
be pronounced as in organ or oval.
There i a conflict between the pro
nunciation authorities and neither of
them agrees with the Iowa society of
The state was named from the Iowa
Indians, a tribe of the Dakota stock.
It means, according to Century, " 'gray'
or 'dusty noses.' a name given to the
Paqotce, a tribe of the Tcuvere division
of the North American Indians. They
are now living in Oklahoma and Kan
sas and number only 273."
Cue's History of Iowa. Vol. 1, pages
"The first record to be found in
which the name 'Iowa" is applied to
the section of country which became
the state of Iowa, is Lieutenant Albert
M. Lea's report and book of 1835-36 de
scriptive of the 'Black Hawk Purchase,
as he saw it while accompanying the
exploring expedition. He writes of it
as the 'Iowa District, as the Iowa river
was the principal water course running
t through it. The name seemed at once
to meet favor among its inhabitants,
for we find, soon after, that a writer in
the Dubuque Visitor alludes to the part
of Wisconsin territory as the future
state of Iowa. In the following year
when a convention assembled at Bur-j
lington to memorialize congress on the'
subject of preemptions, the disputed
boundary, and for a division of the
territory, that portion of Wisconsin ly
ing west of the Mississippi was called
the 'Iowa District.'
"The name of the Dubuque Visitor
was soon after changed to the Iowa
News. In the summer of 1837 James
Clark of Burlington gave his paper the
name of the Iowa Territorial Gazette.
William T-. Toole, who was a delegate
to the Burlington convention In 1837,
says that it was there decided to give
the new territory the name of Iowa,
after other names had been proposed
and discussed. The name, however,
was not. used in the memorial a slang
for the organization of the new. terri
tory, but was. applied to it in the one
on the subject of preemptions. But by
common consent before the act passed
organizing the new territory, the name
Iowa given by Lieutenant Lea was ac
cepted, and to him must be accorded
the honor of giving our state its beau
Clean Men Wanted. ,
Is there an absence of clean men?
Great crowds are at the bottom of the
ladder; few are at the top. Why? Be
cause the clean man is not numerous
enough. Public men, leaders of great
corporations, judges and clergymen
have fallen in large numbers recently
until the question forces itslf, "Where
are the clean men?" A writer in the
Delineator, discussing this question,
"Smart men there are by the thous
ands; -rich men abound more than in
any other age of the world; able men
are found in every state and township,
but even from a population of eighty
millions the chief executive has diffi
culty in finding the man of exceptional
character for a post which requires a
square and flawless morality. It is to
his credit that he misses no op
portunity to preach clean manhood.
But neither presidents nor teachers
nor preachers can do the work
of fathers except in their own families.
We do not mean to underestimate the
marvelous influence of the mother. In
most lands men who reach success give
their mothers the credit. 'All that I
am I owe to my mother, said Lincoln.
'It was you who taught me to write so.
You really did. dear mother, said the
crabbed Cariyle . We get our moral
qualities from our mothers, our mental
from our fathers, say the physiologists,
and as we look back we find this ma
ternal affection the loveliest thing on
earth. But isn't there a conviction
down deep in our souls that we should
have done much better if our fathers
had taken time and trouble to share
our confidences in the years that count
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear sig
nature and address.
Trouble-Bohlander. Miss Anna Boh-
lander and William Riley Trouble were
united in marriage at 5:30 this morn
ing at St. Joseph's church, Dean Quinn
officiating. 0ly the immediate rela
tives of the principals were present,
and the couple departed soon after the
ceremony to spena a week at Chicago
and Milwaukee. Upon their return
they will immediately go to housekeep
ing in this city. Both are well known
and popular young people. The bride
was formerly of Monmouth, where she
attended the high'school, later graduat
ing from St. Claire college at Sinsina
wa. Wis. She is an accomplished in it
sician. Recently she has been making
her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr
and Mrs. H. H. Unverforth in this city
Mr. Trouble is a member of one of the
pioneer families in Rock Island, his
grandfather, John W. Trouble being in
business in this city many years ago.
He is a graduate of the Galesburg
nign school and served three years
with the Gth United States cavalry
seeing service in China and the Phil
ippines. He was advanced to corporal
before leaving the armv. He has late
ly made his home in Davenport, bein
employed as brakeman on the Burling
Post-Nuptial Tea. A prettily appoint
ed social affair of the week was the
afternoon tea given Tuesday afternoon
by-Mrs. Frank Mixter at ther home,
734 Twentieth street as a post nuptial
courtesy for Mrs. George Mixter. About
lzo ladies of the m-cities were guests,
Mrs. Mixter was assisted in receiving
by Mrs. George Mixter, Mrs. Kilpatrick
of Omaha. Mrs. Blunt, Mrs. T. A. Mur
phy, Mrs. I. S. White, Mrs.-James Kim
ball. Mrs. F. Bahnsen and Mrs. Charles
Mixter. The punch bowl on the porch
was presided over by Mrs. Theresa
Robinson, Misses Blunt, Mary Come
gys, Alice Keator, Charlotte Chamber-
lin. Louise and Anna Montgomery and
Eleanor Craig. The home was hand
somely decorated, pink bridesmaid
roses being used in the reception room
and sweet peas in the dining room
where a light collation was served.
Conservatory Commencement. Invi
tations have been issued to the com
mencement exercises of the Augustana
conservatory May 29 at the college
chapel. Mrs. C. L. Krantz will take
the teacher's certificate in piano and
Misses Viola Larrison. Regina Nelson
and Pearl Saville graduate from the de
partment of elocution.
Birthday Party. Miss Charlotte
Murray entertained a company ot
about 20 of her little girl friends Tues
day afternoon at her home, 1030 Nine
teenth street, the occasion being her
seventh birthday anniversary.
Announce Thimble Party. The la
dies of the First Baptist church will
hold a thimble party at the home of
Mrs. B. H. WHson. 1102 Seventeenth
street, tomorrow afternoon.
Fight to the Death in Crowd.
Columbus. Ga.. May 24. An outdoor
political meeting at Chipley. Ga., ad
dressed by Hoke Smith, was broken up
yesterday by a pistol duel In the edge
of the crowd. In which Joe Hasty, a
farmer, was killed, and John Irvin, his
slayer, was killed three blocks distant
by a crowd which pursued him. A debt
-1 " cciiLs-c.-thsed t hp fight. ......
Far back iu the past when Europe
was composed of petty kingdoms Jean
Teterault, a country lout, drove bis
mule cart Into the capital of his coun
try, loaded with cabbages. He had
scarcely passed the wall before be no
ticed flags flying from the houses,
crowds in the streets and every ap
pearance of a holiday.
"What Is going on?" asked Jean,
"What Is going on, stupid? Why, do
you not know that the queen comes of
"The queen comes of age? What are
they going to do?"
"She receives congratulations and
presents and enters upon directing the
"Yes, you fool, presents. Have you
a present for her?"
"Why, no," Jean replied, musingly,
"unless she would accept my cub
bages." "The very thing," replied the Inform
ant. "Her . majesty is very fond of
them. I would advise you to offer them
by all means."
Jean whipped up his mule and as
sown as he Lad gone there came a burst
of laughter from those who had heard
the con versa tion, but Jean, not hearing
It. drove to the palace, bent oil laying
his present ut the queen's feet. Many
loungers were there, and be said to one
"1 wish to see the queen."
"Oh, you do? Well, go right in
"I am going to offer her these cab
bages. Will you watch them for me
while I am gone?"
"Certainly. Here, comrades. This
fellow has brought ft load of cabbages
for the queen."
Jean left his cabbages with them
aud, going to the door, joined with
magnates who were going In to con
gratulate her majesty, and so dense
was the crowd that he was not noticed
by the attendants. Ouce in he was
suffered to go on wrtli the rest and soon
found himself in k line near the throne.
When it came his turn to speak' to the
queen she drew hack in surprise.
"I have come," said Jean, "to con
gratulate your majesty aud have
brought my present a load of cab
bages." The attendants, seeing something
was wrong, pressed forward to re
move the coutitryriian. hut thequeen
would not permit. She asked Jean
where his gift was aud directed that it
le brought into the palace; then, giving
Jean her hand to kiss, she orderedUhat
he be conducted to the door. There he
found his guard, whose laughter was
turned to astonishment at seeing .an
official of the palace conduct Jean and
his cart to the royal kitchen.
Ten years passed. The queen was
at war, and the marshal In command
of her forces was driving everything
before him. In his army was a gen
eral who had risen from the ranks.
Having a genius for wa-r he had risen
rapidly and now commanded oie of
the wings of the army. One day he
was missing from bJs command. He
had gone secretly to the capital and so
licited an audience with the queen,
which was Immediately granted.
"What, general, can be the meaning
of your return from the front at such
a time?" asked the queen In surprise.
"Certainly the marshal needs your
"I have come to warn your majesty
"Danger? Whatdanger? Have not
my armies been successful every
where?" "Too successful, your majesty. Suc
cess has turned out leader's head. lie
proposes to inarchlback to the capital,
seize the treasury, enrich his generals,
give to the men plentifully. deiose his
sovereign and put himself in her place."
The queen paled; then suddenly re
covering her confidence she said an
grily, "Give me proof of this or march
away from the palace to your execu
tion." The general produced a paper signed
by the marshal which had been sent
him for his signature. It stipulated
that for his support of the Intended
movement he was to receive a fortune.
The queen well knew the marshal's
signature and sank down overcome.
"Who will save me?" she cried.
'I will," said the'general. "Give tne
the command of your troops and I
will hold them to their duty."
"t am sure of it."
"Anfl why have you alane stood by
"Do you remember the day you came
of age and how a countryman Ignorant
of royal ways brought you a load of
cabbages for a present?"
"Aud your majesty instead of turn
ing him over to be flogged accepted
his present and permitted him to kiss
your royal band?"
"I am that tteasant. I will save your
throne for you."
The queen quickly called for pen and
paper and In a moment General Teter
ault ws appointed commander of all
her forces. As she handed him the
paper she said:
"If you are faithful aud succeed your
reward shall be"
Papdon me, your majesty, I prefer
to fix my own reward."
A few months later General Teter
ault rode Into the capital at the head
of a victorious and loyal'army. Alight
ing at the palace he was received by
"Tour reward, general?" she asked
after her congratulations.
"That I may once more iklss your
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" ment of No. 1 country butter,
which we will retail by the jar or
17c per lb.
You will like this butter. Everything
J. SILVERMAN, .
611 Seventeenth! St.. Rock Island
Old phone 721
MY MO N
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING OR EXCHANGING
SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PART OF MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN TO KEEP
MY WORD, FOR I PLAINLY SEE IT HAS MADE ME MONEY AND
FRIENDS. COME FEARLESSLY AND DEAL WITH ME. AL
THOUGH A CRANK I LOVE TO PLEASE YOU JUST THE SAME.
I ACTUALLY'HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN MY STORE THAT
HATE ME. WHY DO THEY TRADE WITH SUCH A MAN? PURE
AND SIMPLE, THERE NEVER WAS A SPOT LIKE IT, THAT CAR
RIES $10,000 WORTH OF SECOND HAND GOODS. SO NOW
WHEN WE WANT ANYTHING WE WILL ALL GO DOWN TO
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ATTENDED TO. BOTH PHONES,
0 ONE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER
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CAN'T STOP ME FROM WANTING TO BUY YOUR HOUSEHOLD
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AND MAKE YOU A LOAN ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS. HOUSE
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WILL BUY MORTGAGES AND NOTES. MAKE SMALL LOANS
ON REAL ESTATE. OPEN EVENINGS.
J. W. JONES.
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The complete furnishing of homelike homes is our particular
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We buy, not single pieces of furniture, but entire room outfits,
so that our purchases are large and we get great price concessions
also we save in freight rates.
Then, too, we furnish so many homes and are so thoroughly
posted as to what constitutes a pretty, cozy home, that we con give
any. young couple much help and many valuable pointers.
CLEM ANN M SALZMANN,
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
K. New phone, 5211.
THE OLD AND THE YOUNG
YOU READ THIS AD OR NOT.
MAN IN' TOWN, AND YOU
1623 2d Ave.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
LET US FURNISH YOU A
Stable Fire Insur
HAVING had many inquiries the past few days as to the stability of
the fire insurance companies represented by me in Kock Island,
I take this means of reassuring niy patrons that their policies are
positively "good." Below I quote the financial standing of all the
companies in my office, who were losers in the San Francisco confla
gration, and you will notice that every American company has a great
er surplus than is required to pay their respective losses, and I have
private advises that all the foreign companies will send funds for their
entire losses direct from their home offices, thereby leaving Intact the
capital, assets and surplus in the United States.
That was the method pursued in all past great conflagrations by
these wealthy companies.
But were any one or more of the companies In my office forced to
surrender, I will consider it my duty to at. once write my clients'
policy in another company for the unexpired term at my expense. It
would be well that the insuring public investigate the standing of the
companies who are carrying their risks and if they are weak, place
their insurance with an agent who only represents the best companies
in the business, .as the best costs no more than the inferior and you
then have positive protection.
COMPANIES, RESOURCES, AND ESTIMATED LOSSES.
Fire Ass'n. of Phila $ 500,0 HO
Franklin of Philadelphia 4iiO,Oou
German - American of
New York 1.500,000
Hanover Ins. Co. of
New York 1. 000,000
Hartford Ins. of Conn... 1.250.000
Ins. Co. of North America 3,0oo,o0o
Niagara of New York... 5ou,0o
Pennsylvania of Phila... 400,000
Phenix Ins. Co. Brooklyn 1,000,000
Phoenix Insx Co. Hartford 2,000,000
United Firemen's of
Aachen and Munich of Germany
Commercial Union of England
Iondon Assurance of England
North British of England
Under the law of New York and similar laws in other slates, all
foreign companies are prohibited from publishing in the United States
in any form whatever their assets other than those held in the United
States, but I can safely say that the foreign companies that I repr
sent have assets which exceed by far $100.o00,on( almost enough to
pay the entire San Francisco losses.
W. C. MAUCKER,
Office 120 West Seventeenth Street, Rock Island, III.
1 J t ml m mimmT mmt T I - -
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WANT YOU TO KNOW IT, TOO. YOUR FURNITURE,
PIANO, HORSES, WAGONS, ETC, WILL BE SECURITY
FOR WHAT YOU NEED, AND ARE NOT REMOVED
NOR DISTURBED IN ANY WAY. LONG OR SHORT
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SO THAT IT WILL NOT INCONVENIENCE YOU TO RE
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FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY.
Mitchell 4. Lynde Block, Room 38,
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evening.
! phone West 514. New telephone
mlml "Iit JA"i"i' i",l"l"T "1 A 1 A" 1 ! 'I" I" lMl,,l,,l",l""l
Assets. Surplus. Losses.
$ 7.003.262 $1,513,190 $1,500,000
3.0C5.251 996,672 700,000
14,052,521 6,442,675 2,000,000
4,350,604 925,516 700,000
1S.001.927 5.124.920 5.575.000
12.954.990 3.490.237 2.000,000
4.732,26 1,810,455 1.000.000
7.024,000 3.0O4.552 2.000.000
8.859.129 2.236.779 1.500,000
8.140,630 2.3S0.939 1.100.000
1.890,337 233.891 200.000
Est i ma led
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