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CirrepoTiilen'" solicited from every
township In Ilock Island county.
Thursday. Oct. 25. 1906.
The Way To Mark Your
Ballot Nov. 6.
Fir Conerossman. Fourteenth District.
P. V. MATTHKWS.
r.KOROn R. WHITING.
For Representative. Thirty-third Semi
kvkrktt i.. wrcirrs.
For County Clerk,
FR A N K : FST A FSOW
Fur County Treasurer.
A Ci rman professor fays this coun-
try is rieli
1 Titular I;,
in eeoiopical em i .-1 1 1 -s .
our fossils nr.' bicomim;
Tr:ifk cotum-til i.n is essential to itl-
du-nial il.-velopmenf and nothing ran
uri'ivnt Hock I .-kind netting that
Itverf lT lA Wens is entitled to three
vote for the leuisiature from every
democrat- in this .- naiorial district
and he will et t h m.
There has not been a change m ttie
control i.f the cotu'v clerk's ottiCe tor
4' ear hut there xsid I.ealo-rNov
f. when the oeoule will place Frank
Cu-taf-on in charge.
It was ter necessarj- for 1). W. .Mai
thews To bring a member of ihe down
find out club to Rock Island to hoNtei
iip his chances of election to congress
l.ut he will get thre just the same.
"One account has it that '. per cent
nf the trees in Havana were blown
down hy the hurricane. Imagine thi
cirv.wirh hut one tree in standing!
Luckily in the tropics the ravages of
sinrms are ouicklv healed in some de
gree by the prodigality of na'ure.
Competency vs. incompetency is th
issue in the election of a county ina-
tire-r. Both Schafer and Cox have been
tried in the office. Investigate the
records of hoth and vote the dictates of
prudence and common sense inespf c
tive of iohtical bias or personal preju
Cornelius Deinovan is taking no un
fair advantage of his opponent. Edward
Kittilsen. for the ejffice of sheriff, or
using official station to that tnd. He
is making an honorable canvass, lay
Ing no claims to greatness because of
holding an euTice for 25 years, hut ap
pealing for suntwirt as a citizen who
knows the law nevertheless and re
There is no market for pins in China.
A consignment of them recently sent
there found no purchasers. "Pins,
aid a member of the Chinese lega
tion, "cause untidy habits. Ye have
no pins in China. The right way to
fasten things is with buttons and but
ton holes, or with loops and frogs. To
fasten things with pins is to make use
of an untidy makeshift. To employ
pins is to become lazy and Fhjvenly."
Sholem Aleikhim. a Russian writer
who has just arrived in this cejuntry
is regarded as somewhat of a literary
anomaly among the authors of the He
brew race hailing from the czar's do
main, being a humorist. His real name
is Sholem Rahinovitz and he lived in
Kief when the anti-Jewish riots took
place there. After a long time in hid
ing he reached a seaport, where he
eventually managed to take ship for
this country. He was educated for a
rabbi, but his humorous turn was too
strong and he took to literature.
The energy of the Duchess Dowager
Fitz James" cost France as much as the
last war and bad the direct effect of
making a sober nation one of dram
drinkers. The duchess in her passion
for self-aggrandizement imported vines
from America to plant on her estate in
Nugard. They brought phylloxen
there. It spread all over France and
ruined for years the vintage depart-.
$JR APE S fP a C oJ N OL W
Her American vines could resist
this dihi ihe; I 't ench nu : eoulil not
The Ions to the Ciirondo alone came to
500,Oii0,0o franc M Falliere"' whob:
family .tnd connections wei- nearly
Iiiin-d by ph ilo-ia
l5y contract with the management of
the Astor theaier women natrons of
the house will remove their hats during
a performance. Wagenhals & Kemper
having experienced considerable trou
ble with women who enter the play
house hearing upon their respective
marcel waves lovely New York and
I'aiis creations and who refuse to re
move them, ordered new tickets, upon
the reverse side of the seat coupons he
ing printed: "This ticket is sold with
the understanding and agreement that
if a lady. uses the same she will remove
her hat. upon the request of an employe
of the management." The New York
courts have recently decided that a
theater ticket was a contract entered
hetven the purchaser and the man
agement, so when a woman hnys a
ticktf to the Astor she contracts to re
move her hat.
The Illn;; Ticket And the Choice.
The Fnion makes a sorry spectacle
in its attempted defense of the machine-made
county ticket of the conn
house ring hy contrasting it with the
nominations of Donovan. Schafer. and
Custafson. In the first instance theie
was no neid of a convention, as the
nomination of Kittilsen. Cox and Hub
hard was. as t lie I'nion admits made in
advanci and hy the ring, hence the
convention hecanie a figurehead to
swallow the action of the machine. Don
ovan, on the other hand, was the unani
mous choice of a convention which
voiced a popular sentiment that over
reached Varty lines throughout thr
convention. 1 hat same convention ex
pressed unsolicited its confidence in
Schafer and asked him to become .-.
candidate. file properly constituted
onimit'it responsive to the manda
ot tae conv nt:o:i alterward nominated
chafer as it did Custafson and still
later confirmed the
'.eciion of hoth.
There is a heap id"
veen tin man that .-t
and ti t office that .-eeks
! it heriny
tilat is jTt.-t what is
I 'i! ifii .
The People Opportunity.
There is widespread !iCiint: nt in
the country, an angiv filling th.i"
ihoiv is Iniiifiil and dangerous con
trol hv corporations of many chan
nels of liu-;i!i'-s once op'-n to t'ii
thrift and industry of the man of
small means and shameless ;uid cor
rupt centrol of polities hy republican
-iH:sM s" for personal gain am
lichmcm of tie ir follow, rs.
Ir js undeniably a very
of affairs, but it has not
extn-mes as yet that it
control of !! people.
power of "th.- mists" no;
of the "bosses" has gon
s beyond the
to such Iim
i's that ihe people are not their mas
iers. an! corporate evils can be abol
ished and political corruption can i.
checked at the polls.
Ih" ballot box is the one atiu only
means that tne people possess to stop
wioiigful corporate aggression in 1 ti
in ss and to bring to an end political
bet nival of the public. Ry placin
honest, faithful servants in office the
people can come into tlnir own again.
It h. hoovt s very voter, -therefore
to Weigh carefully the merits of th
candidates for their suffrage and thi:
is ptciallv ttue of legislative and
congressional officers. Throw part.'.
prejudice to tile winds, iet your own
common s ns;1 be vniir guide vote fo-
the man and let the main qualification
honest as well as capa
Pays to Advertise.
Lillian Russell recently lost her jew
s. if reports bo true. Her jewels. lie
cording to said reports, were m a saicn
el which was stolen from her tram in
-onie mvtenous. ves. some verv mys
terious manner, and the attention
the whole conntrv was thus called to
Actress Lillian and her jewels.
Now the pedice of Cleveland. Ohio.
are leoking tr :t.on worth ot jew
els reported to have- been stolen from
Anna Held. Her jewels were also in a
atchel. ami on a train, and were mys
teriously, yes. very mysteriously, stolen
from said train.
Evidently Anna Held has the same
press agent who was in Lillian Rus
sell's employ about a month ago.
At any rate, it pays to advertise.
THE IVORY MARKET.
TiifckN by tli- Acre Ktliiliitetl
Vifi Loudon DockK.
One of ihe sights of London is the
great ivory lloor at ihe London docks.
where previous to and during the pe
riodical sales ivory may be seen liter
ally by the acre, for tlx- tusks are laid
out i:i lots on the lloor of one of the
great warehouses for inspection by in
tending purchasers. For weeks previ
ous to the actual sale .the special staff
of the ivory department has been busy
preparing' the various consignments
ami arranging ihein according to the
sizes ami quality and classing them
into the various grades, each of which
as some particular use for which it 19
There' is practically no waste in the
manufacturing of articles from ivory.
The smallest chip is not thrown away,
but carefully preserved to be utilized
for some purpose. Even the shavings
from the turning down of a billiard
all have a market value for use in in-
aid work. Consequently the lots in an
ivory sale iy no means consist ql
tusks and sections of tusks alone, but
include the residue from many previous
Buyers purchase the particular
individual indudry and stibsoipienily
retun. what in most other materials
would be waste to I. resold to maim
ttiCtlUei i of .1 diiffl'eut l.lS:j of fcOdx'.
lhoiih there ii "no v J le." oddly
eiioiigii the lim.sr important coiisidc la
tion. from a buyer's point of view, is
how miieli waste" will a certain lor
produce in the course of transforming
it into his own particular line. Thus
u lot that would b. dear to one would
he a gift to another, and vice versa.
The niosl valuable -;i.s of ivory is
that suitable for making billiard balls.
T conform to the retiiir fluents ihe
lllslv llilisl be perfectly sound and
solid. Without the Slightest suspicion
of a crack or tlu .v. and. moreover, ihey
mu-t measure only a triiie more than
the regulation size billiard hall or
they will cut to waste, from the manu
facturers point of view. On the arriv
al of a consignment of unworked ele
phant ivory ffoi.i abroad the first prep
aration for the sale tloor consists of u
thotoitji clenninu of lue interior or
hollow part fd" the tusk. Thi is done
by means of wads attached to long
sticks. The exact leliglll of tlie hollow
is thereby revealed, and in addition
cracks ami Haws, that cannot be ob
served on the exterior are at times dis
closed. Soundness is the one Ihing
that va.vs every class of buyer: llaws
mean wasie: waste moans resale at a
lower figure per pound.
They started the first foreign ntis--iomn-y
society in the country.
They started the first home mission
a ry society in the country.
They siaried ihe most effective city
missionary soeicly in lit- c.umtry.
They .started tin greatest "irisl ;an
young people's movement of this colli
try or any other coamry.
They started the first college in th"
They started the fust theological
seminary in the country.
'Ihey stalled tile lilst religious news
paper in I he i urn i ry.
Tiley published the first hymn h).i!.
in the eouutry.
"Ihey started the t.iWll meeting th--initiative
They started ihe first temperance S'
cieiy in the e.iuntry.
They have given to America ihe three
greate-U cva ligeli-1 s it luis ever had.--
'hicagti Ad i lice.
A . infer.
"Crime worked a miracle with
"lie was sent here for utteriu
id notes." Baltimore American.
Conuuoii sense is tin.
biiity aud intelligence
liirbed by individual pi
d" men undis
Do you know why
red haired people
freckle so easily?
The thick nkin tans, turns yellow or brown.
The sun and wind frraiiualiy harden the
cuticle and turn the jiijrmcnt in the skin
darker and darker: hut hecaur.e of the resist
ant qualities of such a skin, its thickness
anil oilines-s. the sun lines not bum it quickly
enough to cause it to blister.
When the iskin burns red. blisters and
neels OiT". it is because it is a thin, dry skin.
When the skin wrinkle-, it is because it is
too do, and the skin tissues are not plump
and firm, in other words, not healthy. When
the skin freckles, it is because it is thin, and
its posat.-sor has a great deal of iron in the
Red-haired1 people freckle very easily, and
the iron in the blood is lajvclj- responsible
for both the red hair and the f rockl-s.
Did you know that a freckle is but iron
rust? The chemical action of the sun's rays
corrodes the iron in little spots in the pig
ment, rnakintr a brown spot or stain under
the skin, which we call a freckle. Some
times the skin is stained so deeply that the
stain stays on from one summer to another
and frets deeper and deeper. Sometimes it is
not so badly stained and a few days indoors
in cool weather will cause them to disappear,
the iron beintr diosolved and nqain absorbed
by the circulation of pure blood.
Prevents and cures Freckles,
tan. sunburn, wrinkles and all imperfections
of the skin by supplying the oils necessary
to keep the akin soft and smooth, and the
oil cells and pores healthy. It feeds the skin
tissues, makir.ir the skin clump firm and
velvety. It maken the skin healthy, and
healthy skin is always soft, clear
I only ask
you to give
because I know that
if you once try it
you will always use
it afterwards. Kos
meo indifferent from
anything you have
ever u.-.ed. It is bet
ter than any other
50c a Jar at
Mr. Gervaite Graham
-" "t ' l Ae?
THC SMCLL OF THE CRAVC.
f Original. 1
"'Tom. 1 sincl! newly turned earth."
Tom tikiscock ami 1 were sitting on
his porch after dinner, smoking. As
so.ui as 1 had spoken 1 saw him turn
"Take that hair over there." he said,
pointing tit om- on the ol her side ot
the poM-h li-.im which I was silling.
'Change your ye:it." he uul impa
tienl ly, "Mini 1 11 (ell Vol!."
1 changed my seal, taking plenty of
time to do so, ami when seated Tom
sa id :
"A man was shot sitting exactly
where you were."
'When? HowV Who shot hiinV"
"Some one with whom he was a:
enmity. 1 never heard Ihe whole slorv
lut 1 know he spoke of smelling fresh
ly turned earth just het'ore he was
My heart hegan to thump wildly. A
man had smelled freshly t tuned earth
and been shot. I had studied freshly
turned earth and had heeii silting in
th very spot Ihe murdered man had
"Tell me ahout the shooting." I said.
"You must know that, even if you
lou t know the story connected with it.
"Mail laud was his name, lie owned
this house. I bought it from him, or.
rather, from his wife. I asked her
about Ihe story, but all 7 could get her
to say was that exactly at this time of
day he was sitting just where you were
sealed when lie called to h:s wile, ask
ing her who had been digging about
the p nt h. to whit-h she replied that
she didn't know of any ore having
beeu doing so. A few minrtes Inter
tnai winnow over your lit-nl wa
raised, a shot rang out and Vaitluml
fell ov r dead."
1 glanced iiiK-omfortabl v at the chair
I hail been silling iu and. sniUiu
smelhtl freshly turned earth.
"lood graeious:' I exclaimed. "There's
another window on the other side to
ma li h t his one."
"I never I bought f that."
I heard a .-iep in the hall anil, lock
ing in. saw no one. I began to fe:
creepy. Wo had left Kd Clascock
Tom's brother: Martha, his sister, anil
two lady guests at the dinner table f ir
an alter dinner chat and heard a clat
tor of voices. 1 wanted to go back and
join them, but did not care to show
"How did this man. Mail land' cue
my. get into the house".'" I asked, glanc
ing funivelv up at the window from
which th' shot had been fired.
"I think he had called to protes
against the loreclosure or a mortgage
on his home or sonieihl.ig like that. lie
and M ait la iil had qua nvld about it.
and Mniilani! had left hiai. coming out
!ien; to gi'i away from liim. lie heard
nothing for some time Oiid supposed
the fellow had gone out by the side
thor. Then he smclled earth and spoke
to his wife about it."
"And then he was shot."
I glanced ' nervously at the windoo
above in' and at the one onposi ;,. won
tiering if after one had suiellcd oarlh
he would be shot from the same win
dow as Mai i laud.
"I didn't know that was a sign of ap
preaching death," I said.
' Smelling freshly turned earth."
"I didn't either."
"I suppose it's "the grave boiug opor.
etl in advance."
"Likely it is."
"I don't like this." I said after a brief
silence. "I smell earth freshly turned
earth. YVhat's thatV"
There was a sound under the porch.
a sound of earth being thrown up.
Tom and I both heard it. and both
turned pale. We listened ami heard a
scratching underneath as if some one
were scraping the loose earth together
preparatory to tossing it out of a
"I wonder what's become of thorn
inside." said Tom. as though he would
like an excuse to go in ami join them.
"I haven't heard a sound from them
for some time," I replied.
"There it is again I" Tom said, with
a frightened look, referring to the
"And the earthy smell."
1'y this time we were so wrought
upon that no doubt we exaggerated
verything. Suddenly the window
lbove me the window from which
Maitland had been killed oietiod, and
i shot rang out.
I was as certain that I had received
l mortal wound as I was that it was
growing dark. I sank down on to the
porch and swooned.
When I came to myself I saw the
mxious faces of those with whom I
had dined. 1M "lascock"s face was
very white, and his brother-Tom's was
ilso livid, but then? was also an angry
look on it. The women appeared ter
"Is it mortal?" I asked faiutly.
"Mortal: No. Kd has been playing
me of his pranks. He heard in talU
ug out here and fired the shot to scare
"But I hear the gravediggiug be
'ow," I moaned. My nerves were rout
"Oh, that's Wag, our rat terrier!
"Ie's been going for rats. He's torn up
wery bit of earth under the porch."
"And I'm not shot?"
"No, stupid," said Ed. "You're a
;ound as a nut."
"Ed has made a fool of himself."
aid Tom. "He had no business to do
t. lie might have frightened you to
."It's you who have been making a
'ool of yourself," retorted Ed, "harp
ng on that story to every guest that
'onie.s Into the house. I concluded to
teach you a lesson."
BItCCE PAIiKER. i
A Puzzle mid Prize for Those Who Are Wise.
THIS WEEK'S PUZZLE IS TO f-IND SEVEN CONCEALED LETTERS WHICH WILL liH
PRINTED IN SEVEN DIFFERENT ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE ARGUS. ONE LETTER IN EACH
ADVERTISEMENT, THE COMING WEEK. FOLLOWING ARE
To the person who first
will he given.
To the person who first
The seven letters which
The letters will be printed in
Each answer must give the word ami name of the adveri i si -mem in which ach letter appeared.
The contest opens Monday, Oct. T2. and closes Sunday. Oct. I'V All n uiies must teach The
Argus office by mail or oihorwise not later than 7 o'clock Sunday morning. Oct. L's. Aiuwrs mu-t be
placed in an envelope am
Last Week's Prize Winners.
The prize winners in last week's puzzle contest were;
FIRST PRIZE, $2 Mrs. Helena Samuclson, 1407 Thirty second street. Rock Island.
SECOND PRIZE, $1 Mrs. C. B. Detrick, 807 Twenty-fourth street. Rock Island.
The winner senl in a list of i''T sentences. I'll" of which were correct. Tv s nlenci
plicated in the list and I were incorrect. While many oilier large i-t wi te s i , . ( i i r t . I . tin
est ii 1 1 id l r of correct ones was a list of SI. everv one of which was correct.
Results from chronic constipation,
which is quickly cured hy Dr. King's
New Iafe pills. They remove all poi
sonous germs from the system and in
fuse new life and vigor; cure sour
stomach, nausia. headache, dizziness
and colic, without griping or discom
fort, "."o. ('uaranteed hy Hartz
You can't af
ford to he with
out them, as
they are very
good and cheap
this year. Have
eral cars of
York and south
ern apples; very
fancy and at
Call and ex
B. Rachman, i
700 Twelfth Street g
Both Phones 8
A GOLD WAV
furnishes the correct, or nearest to th
furnishes the next nearest to the corn et
he printed sj,( the name !' a towm-hip in lhck
i.e and sile nf type as shown in these word-:
addressed I'nzzle Editor. The Argus, and In
4 VENPORT I
123-125 WeSi Third
This Great Store's New Stock
A ranee of new styles lone ono'ieh to meet every customer's ideas,
and a ranm of moderate prices wide -mmeii to met t the reo,uireni m s
of the most economic.-! I. W'hatover you may need for home comforts,
.eoodsihal will ph use and endure can lu st be houuhl of us.
AMERICA'S FOREMOST LINES OF
Brassand Iron Beds
Are shown hero in immense varieties, the cheapest and the best, in
while and in bountiful colors. V also have a line line of Children .'
Ilrass and Iron Cribs, also ihe best ()f Red Sprin::s. F It Mattresses and
Q Sew line of lnree size Rues just received. We show none but the
newest and best patterns. Ihe line is never allowed to run low. hut we
J? are constantlv aihline to it. You'll he pleased if we cover your floors.
O We sell Ci lobe-Wernicke Elastic Rook Cases see the new Mission Case,
U. tht finest sectional book case evi r pottin out.
Have you tried it? It is the best tiling on
the market for tlio pipe. A rare blending
of tlie linest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
Ircc&de Cigar Siorc
Harper House Block.
May reach us any time,
BETTER GIVE US YOUR ORDER NOW.
We carry high grade HARD COAL in all sizes Pocahon
tas and Carterville lump. Springfield lump, egg, nut, pea
'7T and screenings.
SPRING VALLEY. THIRD VEIN CHUNKS.
Rock Island Fuel Co.
Twenty-third Street and Third Avenue. Try Us. Both Phones.
correct wold, a cash prize of 1
won!, a prize i.f $1 ca-h will be
I .-I. Mid cnllllt'
at the full nam
S Wi le ll'l-
tiet l.t rt-
Street, Davenport. Ia.
Pohn P. Sexton, Prop,
ryone will want coal in a