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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MAUCIT 27, 1007.
STILL HOLDS BELT
John D. Rockefeller Continues
to Head List of Wealthy
MANY HAVE LARGE FORTUNES
Riches of Senator Clark. It Is Said.
Will in Time be Greater Than
Tin.' recent estimate "1 .John I.
Ilockefeiler's fortune has brought out
f;llit inierc-l ing fa- ts concerning the
wealth;, men of tin- country. !m 1 .
Hoi T.ol'ollei's fortune, ic-cording to
l'ivderit-1. T. (lit:"'. "eantio: i'X'tcI
1.( ,"..! m i i s".i ' i.i .' i '." Tiii ; ; t .-1 1 -meat
was made recent ! y on Mr. Ko I o
feller's own estimate. !ii!i' this fig
ure Indicates a smaller --tun than Mr.
iJockcfoller lias 1 n-i-n popularly sup
posed possessed of, it loaves liini still
the ri' lic-if man in A n u-r i :t . :i!t tioii';h
many believe Senator W illiam riark
may prove e ciituallv to be tin- richest
man 'in fill Tiiiied States, says the
Np York Sunday Times. Owing to
great undeveloped mining proper
tifst his fortune cannot lie accurately
estimated. Furthermore, groat fortunes which
may 1 placed in the same class
as that of Mr. Rockefeller are liy no
means infrequent. The great fortune
of today hovers around the .?l!.tin:i,
OoO mark. Half a dozen men and es
tates are rated at sums ranging any
where from that figure to Mr. Rocke
feller's ,S:;ui.iiimi.iioi). Such fortunes are
siithoieiitly numerous to lix the stand
ard in sums of nine figures.
Whcu the Carnegie company was
formed in New Jersey in March. IPoO.
us a preliminary to tlie formation of
th; T'uited states Steel corporation,
Mr. Carnegie was credited with $Si,
;iS,00 in stock and $SS.M7.o0t in
bonds, or $17 l.oL'lumO in all. lie re
tired from business In the following
year. At that time his fortune was es
timated at sums ranging from Sl''.t.
OOo.ms) fo Sjr.i'.l Ki.tN. and his Income
at from .f-Jl.ooo.iiiH) to sl'o.oim.ooo a
year. His Income is now al'out !?!.".
oon.otm ;i year, according to a recent
estimate. Conceding that his income
for six years has averaged S'Jiukio.ihii),
or SP'u.ooo.imio hi ail. he could have
given at least .siiio.noiu.ibo without im
pairing his capital.
.hhn .Tacoli Astor 1st. died in ISIS,
m . . .
l!!BMlalllttMLmllimMM;iiniMiM m inn Anwitim.ciin g
The first day of the Great
Remodelling Sale demon
strates that the people of this
vicinity want and know where
the first class, high grade
pianos are sold.
the richest man of h!s day. litsj
estate was worth ,10.XX',0.mi. The;
hulk of it was left to his son. William
R. Astor, who devoted himself sedu
lously to the family real estate busi
ness. On his death in 1875 he left
$130,000,000 to his sons, $70.H)0.tKii) giv
en to John .laeoh 'Jil and $00. k kj.w ii i to
William. IJotli devoted their attention,
like their father, to the family real es
tate. When William died in IS'.rj he
is said to have left about $70.01 HUX".
although the fortunes of his wife, Mrs.
Astor, and his son. the present John
Jacob Astor, are now considerably
l orlmic. :H I i':il. mrriciiii.
Althou::h William Waldorf Astor is
an Knglishman by adoption, his wealth
represents an American fortune. His
father is said to have leiUoathed to
him a fortune of between spto.ouumi)
r.ral Sir.O.ni'O.tHKt. The present value
of the "William Waldoff Astor estate is
liscd fit the lattf r figure.
Commodore Vanderbilt also believed
i:i the ( ovceutration of the family
wealth in competent hamls. lb' left
S!Kl,l.iMI.ltllt. the bulk of his estate. V)
his son, Wi'Iiam II. Vanderbilt. and
one-half of the remaining Siri.r.oii.uoo
to the letter's ::ons. When William II.
Vanderbiit died in T-.S.1 he had in
creased his inheritance to oiI.hoii.imki.
His sons. William K. and Cornelius
Vanderbilt 'M. received ijTiO.t m i.i ii n
each. Kach of his eight chil-bvn
rei-cived S10.iio;i.iiihi. one-half of it
in trust, .".nil .c-.,o.(m:(i.(mii was distrib
uted in jirivate beottests. 'I'lstis the
two sons aeiiiiireil an itiheritanee the
present value of which is ditl'n-tl'r to
The (e'-'et fortune is estimateil at
.-Mi :tu mm Mi. The estate !' Marshall
Field, the great merchant, has !.!
val-'.-d at more than s m i.inio.iicul.
while J;::. ics .1. Hi!!, president of tin
Croat Northern railroad and one of
the masters of American railroads, is
also reputed to tie worth .spiii.otiii.iioii
He is sitv-"ii:ht vears old and owns
transport jtioii faeiiiiies covering a!
mo-t the eiit're continent a'nl steam
ship lines to the orient. A fo'-enf est!
mate of Senator ('lark's f irtune :v
something over S1"o.uoo.i;oii was con
.-idered not evc-slve. The foi!:ne of
the Cnggellh.-i!!! brothers has 1 eon es
Ciliated as high as Sivio.oiio.iiihi and !'
II. Ilarriman's at S 1 "o.( nin.i no. .1. V
Morgan's wealth is sai.l to be iv'.o.ono.
omi. ami Claus Sireeke!s is also said
t h tvo a fortune of .s.-,iinki.iioii.
Tn this storv of great wealth three
wo'iien atHti'ar. They are probably th.(
richest women in the world, yet an
rr.dieally different from each other.
C.ach is well p".st the meridian of life.
an ! theii' money is more of a respnn
sibil'ty th'lli a pleasure. One is Mrs.
Cuss;-!! Sage, with at least S7.".' ''!. i " w.
Sh-' his ilitticiilty in spending it. An
i 'net is .irs. .nne eigui ma u aiiii'i,
with $lL'ii.ooii.iHHi. Mrs. H;ty Creea
is probably the second r'. best woman
in the country, her wealth being esti
mated, at , P io.oi ii i.ik ii i
And balance in easy pay
ments buys a high grade
We cire offering the following
high grade pianos:
Hobari M. Cable,
1726 2d Ave., Rock Island
"T f" "-s '.Wqrimmmi ui.jiijmiii...wjiiuiimii.iii vsmtHKjqfomniqr
""' - iiwi tiriirii iiiill'itiiai -i mur'-'''-''-- -'-
VVOHK ON SOUTHWEST PASS,
New Era For Mississippi Valley When
Jetties Are Completed.
In about one year and a half, hardly
any sooner, Southwest pass, the widest
of the three outlets of the Mississippi
liver into the gulf of Mexico, wiil !
turown open to the navigation of the
world by reason of having attained
the necessary depth of water for th
passage of the deepest draft ships.
says the New Orleans Times-1 icniocr:
Work up." the jet tie-s. by means
wh'n h the channel of the river is being
deepened, i : Hearing complot ion. Then
remains about .'Io.ihki frot of conoreh
wall to be built. This will reijttin
about ek-.lM months more, posjiiiy a
little lon.er, and (iftceu more mats t
he Mini;. in n tins is none and alter
the dredge beats shall have withdrawn
their siii-tioii pipes a new era wii
duwu for the valley of the Mississippi.
and another mile post will he added t
the progress in the development of
(Mlicial notifh'ation will ho given t
the commerce of nations when ship
will be allowed to make their way to
New Orleans through the watery pas
sage on whieh the government has al
ready expended S'-'.'-"-''!.."!'!. For the
deepening of Hie pas.-: congress recom
mended the appropriation of Kij.imiiuioh,
the est ;ma ted cost.
To the layman the idea of jetty, as a
rule, conveys a hazy conception of
something which is built out at the
mouth of the rier to deepen the chan
nel, but in do last analysis it is as
simple as could bo imagined. The jet
lies in Southwest pass consist of noth
ing more nor less than a long cement
wall four miles in length projecting
out of the shallow water at the mouth
of the river. The wail, -which U now
being li!t. rests on a foundation
which consists of mats made of wil
lows, on which rest several thicknesses
of stones. On tliu foundation rests the
wall. The mats and wall make lite jet
ties. The jetties oreatr n current which
carries away with it far into the gulf
or around to the sides the sediment or
soft sand which comes down in groat
quantities from that tremendous stretch
of -l.siM i miles, which is the actual
length of the Mississippi river from
its source to its mouth.
The suction dredge, by means of
which the soft sand of the channel in
being sucked up and pumped into deep
water, was first applied successfully
by Q. A. Cilmore. United States corps
of engineers. In isss and 1HS!) Colonel
Ernest II. ltuffner applied it to the
upper Mississippi with great success.
To restrain this formation of land
and the making of sand bars, which
impede the ingress and egress of ves
sels, is the object of creating, a cur
rent through the jetties. Extending
some four miles into the gulf, they
confine the waters of the river for that
distance between their walls, and in
the How the sand Is swept far into tins
deep. Here It gradually disuerses it-
China and Queensware-Bric-a-brac
Granite Ware Stoves
This stock conteuis the finest imported Havilnd wsvre
qls well as the staple lines. We xre anxiovis to move
this stock at once: so prices have been cut unmercifully.
Furniture and Carpets at wholesale price
Closing out the former
At 324-326-528 Brady Street DAVENPORT, IOWA
self over Ihe bottom of the tril'u'. The
current of the river acts ;-s its own
TO HONOR P.ARTYRS.
Contract For Prison Ship Monument
to Revo! jtionary Heroes.
Every patriotic Ameii an i interest
cd in tne monument to the prison ship
martyrs to be erected in Fort in-one
park. Ihookiyn. l iie i oni ra t for which
has just been awardc'l. The monu
ment wiil mark the burial site of the
Kevolut ioiiary soldiers w ho died on
the old IP-it ish prison ship .h i sey.
The memorial ili U computed
witiuu two year J. ihe iic-igii i.: by
the la!" Stanford While, and it is said
that it is about the last Work he did.
The monument will be "iiu feci in
height and nine feet in diameter. K
will be buiit of while Newport :;rani;e
and will be supplied with an eievaior.
There wiil I e bronze trimmings, and a
bronze urn -wiil ornament the tap.
There will be white granite approaches
along a plaxa reaching to .Myrtle ave
nue. The approach will be :;im feet
long and will have three sets of stair-:
l'Mi feet wide. All of tile approach is
to be of soli i white marble.
The prison ship martyrs were sol
diers and sailors in the Aim iicau amy
ill the war i f ii'dcpende'ice. After
Ix.'ing taken prisoners they were sent,
on board the old hulk Jersey, anchored
off the Walhtbout basin, adjacent to
Fort Crocuo. Most of the prisoners
died from disease, lack of. nourishment
and expo aire, ".-any o! iliem were
bill led o;i ..hove elesc ! i ihe ship.
Year- ago some of Uc i;- b .no ; w r.- re
moved fr.. in the p-vsent navy y-ir.l a'el
burie 1 with i -Hilary lienor; i-i F ;t
ireeno pat !;. At out P v. or ; we've
years ;tgo more skeletons were p:g up,
and ;Iu -e. t"o, , , laid away wi.li
the others i:i I'ort Creeic.
Millionairc'c Wife Cocke.
Mrs. .lames I.. Henry of Lincoln.
N. 11.. t !c. ;o li her husband i; worth
over .-oi.noooiui. ,;,.. her oivn co i, inc.
says the Waslbnc'.oa lo-t. She mi.-.h;
have every wish gratified and keep a
string of servants at her be.-!; a:al call,
but that would depiixe her of the pleas
ure of stamling beside a hot range and
cooking the household incas so siie
sticks to the simple life.
In her yonngc-r days she was consid
ered the neatest housekeeper of her
native town, so now that her husband
is the lumber king of New England
and nominal owner of an entire town
ship covered with virgin forest, she
adheres to her childhood training and
remains a model housekeeper Though
fdio owns magnificent diamoMls and
sealskins, she leaves ail fashion in
dress and household f urnis'i'ugs to l er
son's wives and two married daughters
hi Minnesota. Her sops each have an
auto, and her husband employs S!
men. but this makes no difference to
All the- news all the time THE
"neerham's "Pi!!:, the man or
woman w ho is d is-t in 1 cd b v in
digestiou, tdug.-i -Ii bonds", bil
iousness, sick headache, bad
Mood, dizziness, oi loss ol sici p
is in a bad way.
i'hese condition; should be
remedied. After a few doses ol
!S r.iKii.im'-. Pill
2 woman f. !.; pkt
a m a n o r
new pel son.
liis el acute at---t
!e!!, act uatui
, rt imii late the kidneys, rc
e le a d.-u he and bring ic
there is a quick i improvement in
the general heal! h. Slight nil
lnentsmay develop into more
serious allairs, unless promjitlv
taken in hand. Use Leeeham's
l'ills when you feel out of con
dition and you will have no
cause to complain that
Worn and Old
Sold Everywhere tn Boxes
are a natural laxative, a fine
tonic, a blond purifier. Their
beneficial elK-cts are thorough
and lasting. Icing purely veg
etable their use occasions no
reaction. Their message is
health; their use a blessing.
Taken when there is need their
mission is to make
Fresh 2l Young
10c. anil 25c.
There is onfy one
Similarly named remedies sometimes
deceive. This tirst and original Cold Tablot
is a Will ili PACK AUK with Dark
and red lettering, aud bears the cinature of
WiileCatarrh in its first stages FOR rnNirMBTTflW
nsnallv affects the head, it does nut A UrV WUlliJ UiTlT 1 lUll
stop there if the trouble is allowed to run on. The contracting- of a
cold is generally the commencement of the unpleasant symptoms of
ringing- noises in the ears, nose stopped up. mucus dropping Lack
into the throat, hawking and spitting, etc. The inner skin or mucous
membrane of the body becomes inflamed and secretes an unhealthy mat
ter which is absorbed into the blood, and Catarrh becomes a serious and
dangerous blood disease. Every day the 1 .lood becomes more heavily loaded
with these poisonous secretions, and as the poisoned blood constantly passes
through the lungs they become diseased, and often Catarrh terminates in
Consumption. Sprays, washes, inhalations and such treatment do no real
good, because, they do not reach the poison-laden blood, where the real
trouble lies. The only way to cure Catarrh
is to purify and build up the blood. S. S. S.
lias been proven the remedy lest suited for
this purpose. It goes down to the very
bottom of the trouble and removes every
trace of impurity from the circulation,
freshens this life stream and, as this healthy
blood goes to every nook ami corner of the
system. Catarrh i;i driven out and a lasting cure made. The inflamed mem
branes and tissues heal, the secretions cease, the head is cleared and the entire
system renovated and put in good condition by the use of S. S. S. Write
f r free book whieh contains valuable information about (itnrrh nnd nsl-
forauy special medical advice vou desire, without charge.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, CA.
The Rock Island makes
a specialty of Tourist
March 1 io April 30.
One-way, second--lass late from Kock Island.
Tickets good in I illman Tourist sleeping cars,
having at ll!:."ii a. m., :::L." a. m. and 1 p. ni.,
to I.o-; Ama s. San Francisc i : ?:;n. l'oiil ind. Taooma. Se
attle, Vancouver: SL'T.r." b Spokane; Jl'.-.l':, to Salt Fake
City; Sr.ii.sr, in .Mexico City.
The IJock l.-laiid has through Pullman Tourist cars over
the two best ionics t) ('a li lot ilia.
Ask for copy of
V. II. I'LIWIM KIJ, CP. A 1S29 Second Ave" Rc Island, III.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the Stata Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on Da
posits. Money Loaned ca Personal Collateral or Real KsUt er!tf.
Phil Mitchell, President.
II. P. Hull. Vice President
P. Oreenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde bnildinz.
R. H. Cable,
William IL Dart,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
H. 8. CaHe.
Bollcltors Jackson ft Harat.