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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 27, 1907.
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in Timber Lands
HARDWOOD FORESTS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE NEARLY DE
PLETED AND PRICES ARE RAPIDLY ADVANCING.
The Rock Island Tropical Plantation Company
OWNS 22 SQUARE MILES OF THE MOST VALUABLE FOREST
The company consists largely of citizens of this community. It
has recently oomiiltti'il the necessary preparations of lnnMing roads,
eic., ami is now arranging to hegin the manufacture of lumber. Its
timber is largely mahogany, Spanish cedar, and other valuable woods.
In order to secure the necessary funds for rapid development, tli-"5
company is oft'erinr; a limited amount of its stock for sale at a con
siderable discount to cash buyers. It is the desire of the company ti
have the home people take advantage, of this special offer, and if you
have money to invest it will be to your interest to investigate tlfi
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Copyright, 1507, by Himitr uratfue.
It was an Inconsequent band with a
ruby setting, an odd little ring of no
great worth, and Cynthia bad often
peculated about Its history. One
thing, though, she knew Frances val
ued It above everything that she possessed.
"I say, Frances," she'd once remark
ed t her sister, who hapiened to be
polishing the stone, "if that ruby bad
story that went with It, why that
would be a different thing. If, for ex
ample, it had been given to Uncle John
when be was consul to Calcutta by the
rnjah of Singhalee for n service bid
ing him in the consulate during an in
surrection or something. If in band
ing it to uncle the rajah bad said: 'Ex
cellency, this ruby rolled from the
wounds that killed Fzuka. favorite
princess of my ancestor, the king of
Ahar' one moonlight night as the
king strolled In the royal gardens,
barking to the nightingales"
"What an unmitigated goose you are.
Cvnthia:" Frances had interrupted.
smiling in spite of herself. Immediate
ly, however. Iter exquisite face had
grown grave. "Well never speaK 01
this little ring again, dear. Do you un
And Cynthia clever, wise Cynthia
understood. She understood that her
sister's nature did not crave sympa
thy. the sort that thrives upon mutual
confession and confidence. She under
stood that serene and resolute Frances
met the critical situations in life with
an Inscrutable reserve.
"Rut I'm sure of one thing," Cynthia
summed up to herself. "Here at twenty-eight
Frances is still unmarried, and
it's that little ruby ring that keeps
her an old maid in spite of her beau
A beauty? That is what Frances
T.ngan unquestionably was. She had
been photographed in every variety of
pose that modern society approves,
She had been painted by several of the
most celebrated artists. In fact, she
was famous on two continents for her
rare and wonderful personal charms
Yet she was still unwed. "Must be
waiting for a title." gossip said, as oth
er girls, far less charming, came out,
danced through a season or two and
Rut above the doorway of the house
of Logan was written Iebabod every
thing belonging to them, the old home
stead included, gave hint of departed
glory. A wealthy marriage bad been
pointed out to Frances as her duty In
life. No sacrifice bad been considered
too great to give her the proper setting
to this end. and her father and Cyn
thia. the second daughter, and the two
little motherless boys had uneoniplain
iugly submitted to remain in the back
ground that Frances might shine
More and more plainly stood out the
Icbabod. More and more ardently
pressed the suit of Rirney dates tor
Frances hand. lie was n man grow
ing old. with thinning brown hair pa
thetically brushed, but with sun red
dened face and eyes sharpened to keen
ness. "A man for men- to plan, to di
rect. The air of the T.road. energetic
west In everv movement." Cynthia
had once defined him. Presently Fran
ces grew weary of the struggle and
gave in. From the beginning it had
been an unequal contest, for all along
she knew that she must requite her
family for their devotion. As she was
going to sell herself for a price she
might as well get the highest price.
"Frances, my dear, I am bankrupt,"
old Mr. Logan liutl said to tier one
evening as they were sitting around
the library fire. "I can no longer keep
up even a pretense of show. What
are you going to do? Mr. Gates stands
ready to put me on my feet again.
but ah. Frances;" His voice was al
most a cry.
Frances looked quickly away. She
was toying nervously with her little
ruby ring. Cynthia bent her head
over a magazine that she had lucked
up, and there was a constrained si
"Frances, dear, don't you think you
could accept him?"
"If Mr. flates calls tomorrow, fa
ther, I shall accept him. 1 here was
a strange, sudden glitter In the girl's
dark eyes as she bent over to stir the
smoioermg logs, cynthia involuntarily
turned toward the shajely hand that
held the tire tongs. The little ruby
ring was gone!
One morning a few weeks later Mr.
Gates called and presented Frances
with a Jewel case. In the early light
he looked older and redder than ever.
She shrank from the touch of his lips
on her hand. As she opened the case
listlessly a necklace of diamonds and
rubies sprang to view.
Rubles were her favorite stones.
Some one else hud promised her a
deluge of them when he should have
achieved fame and fortune.
Frances, haven't you anything to
say.' 'lhey are superb:' reproved Cyn
thia. Rut her sister's lips only Darted
in a faint, inscrutable smile.
"Mr. Gates is aware that in a pic
turesque sacrifice one always decks
the victim," she said mockingly.
For a second Mr. Rirney Gates'
keen eyes looked narrowiugly at this
cold, insulting woman, so speedily to
become his wife. lie almost contem
plated giving her back her Hoerty.
Then he smothered his better impulse.
being led afield by her beauty, and a
look of mastery tightened his thin lips.
From under her heavy lidded eyes
Cynthia watched him. "He will tame
Frances' spirit horribly," she thought
to nerself. "Rut I could tame big
beautifully. If I might only try! Suppose"
That night in dressing gown and
slippers she trailed Into her sister's
room to have a few words with her.
Frances was sitting in a deep chair.
somewhat in shadow, her long white.
rlngless hands lying very still in her
lap. Her whole being was as motion
less as if it had lost all power of ac
"Honey." began Cynthia calmly after
making herself comfortable against the
rosewooil bedpost, "you can't abide
Mr. Rirney Gates. Oh, don't bother
about protesting, dear. Let us at least
be truthful with each other. You can't
ibide him. and you love the one who
gave you that little ruby ring."
"Cynthia!" ejaculated Frances sharp
Now, if Mr. Gates would only set
you free and take me in your stead
went on Cynthia evenly, pushing back
a wavy lock of copper colored hair, "it
would keep the money in the family
Inst the same and give you vmir chance
for happiness. Yes, and me. too," she
added, with a slight blush, "for, Fran
ces, you may not believe it. I could
really learn to be fond of Rirney
Gates. It wouldn't all be merely mer
The incipient smile about the corners
of the elder girl's delicate mouth gave
way to an expression difficult to fath
om as her eyes rested critically upon
the slight figure in the pale gray dress
Ing gown. Then slowlv she shook her
"Mr. Gates has loved me for three
years not me. but my beauty. Yon
are not even pretty, dear. Forgive me
If I speak plainly, but you asked for
truth between us."
Th huh!" acquiesced Cynthia, biting
her scarlet under lip and tugging slight
ly at the lace of her rolling collar.
"You took all the beauty there was in
the family. Frances, but If you give me
permission to try maybe I can take
him from you."
"Try, by all means," granted Frances
The next night at the opera Frances
made a remark to her fiance that was
more than usually caustic. From their
box she had seen a face In one of the
orchestra chairs a vigorous, hand
some, youthful face which had recall
ed some one long absent. Just as the
Complies "with all requirements of the National Pure Food Law, Guarantee No. 204 1 , filed at. Washington.
'For over thirty years," writes a
gentleman in Los Angeles, " I have
ued Arbuckles Coffee. Many times
ny family has tried other coffee only to
iome Lack to cur old reliable, unchange
able Arbuckles. No other coffee has
this uniform never failing aroma, I care
not at what price. I have often wished
1 could tell you tliis." Many other
people have the same opinion.
Arbuckles' was the first roasted packaged
loffee, and its sales exceed all the others A
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corrrry'TMcsufi SHiric? tiPcn
together. That it costs you leu b dje simply
to our coffee business Lelog so much greater
than any competitors, in fict, it is larger than the
next our largest firms in the world con.bin'xl.
V7e naturally can and actually do give better
coffee in ARIOSA than anyone eLe can gi.e
for the price; Being the standard article it ii
sold at the narrowest margin oi profit. r
Seme grocers'' will try to sell
you instead loose coffee which the
roaster is ashamed to sell in a
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SOLO in STALED
package bearing his name.
Don't take it, neither the looks nor the price
indicate its cup quality. No matter where you
buy Arbuckle ARIOSA, or what you psy
fur it, it's the same old uniform ArLucUtV
If your grocer will not supply, write to
New Yk Cit.
were suffused with a mysterious sott
ness. as of a joy new heralded.
And on her left hand once more she
wore her little ruby ring.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Notice is hereby given that on Tues
day, the second day of April A, D.
r.107, in the city of ltock Island, 111.,
an election will be held for the follow
ing oHlcers. to-wit:
One mayor for two years.
One city clerk for two years.
One city attorney for two years.
One city treasurer for two years.
One alderman in the First ward for
One alderman In the Second ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Third ward for
One alderman in the Fourth ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Fifth ward for
One alderman in the Fifth ward for
One alderman in the Sixth ward for
One alderman in the Seventh ward
for two years.
One assessor for one year.
One collector for one year.
Four assistant supervisors for two
One justice of the peace, to fill va
Two constables to- fill vacancy.
Which election will be opened at "
o'clock in the morning and continue
until 5 o'clock in the afternoon of that
Places of registration and voting
will be as follows:
First ward, first precinct, 415 Fourth
First ward, second precinct, COO Sev
Second ward, first precinct, 1014
Second ward, second precinct, city
barn, ill!) Sixth avenue.
AT ROCK ISLAND.
State of Illinois, before the commence
ment of holiness on the '':'.ril ilay of
M in-li. limT. as maib to tin- ain'litm
of puiilii- ai'coini ts, for the state of Il
linois, pursuant to law.
Loans anil Discounts.. hl.ft'6 f.7
Overilr-tlts 30,(1)5 ;!4 t 91- 5411 91
Other itoutls an J Se
curities. 1 n c 1 uiliut'
Due lroui National
Hanks t'J.'fil 4U
Due from Stale Hanks
Ctiecks aud other cash
Collections In Transit.
Cast) on hand:
a. Gold Coin
2. 1T 9s
HI OHO 00
-164, 601 30
3 701 50
3. iir0 on
1; Silver Coin
c. National Hank
Currency 1J.O00 00
d. Legal Teuder and
Treasury Notts. 17 252 00
e. Fractional Cur
aud Cents 490 72 40 542 72
Total fl,:7.:i7 43
capital Stock raid in., f 2011.000 00
Surplus Kund 100,000 00
Undivided I'ronts, less
expenses and taxes
tMld 33,139 65 i 333 1S (IS
Dividends unpaid UH 10
Demand Deposits, In
dlvluual 1.011,752 01
Demand Deposits, Cer
tificates 23,326 fl
Cashiers' check ... 1 (K5.079 Or
Due to other bauks.
National ... 6.M7 57
Due to other bauks.
Slate Hanks aud
Uaukers 132,2o:. 31 1S9.052 7f
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Central Trust and Savings Bank
AT ROCK ISLAND,
State of Illinois, before thf pommenre-rin-iit
of liiisiiit-ps on the 23rd. day of
March. l'.ioT. as made to the auditor
of public ai-coiints. for the state of Illi
nois, pursuant to law.
Loans and discounts. l,l3,3se 02 11,193.330 02
Lulled States bands,
liicludiun premiums 500 90
Other bonds and securi
ties, including premi
ums 176 200 00 I7fl 700 00
Furniture and B lures 2.574 90 i,574 90
Duo from Nat. bunks... 161,452 37
Due from state banks
aud bankers 1S8.82S 4 JlS ail 21
Checks aud other cash
items 404 23 404 23
Cash on baud:
a. Uold coin 27,110 00
Silver coin 4K2 43
certificates. 2.C07 00
curn-eney 2.0U0 00
Leral Teuder and
Treasury -Notes 3 000 00
cy, nickels aud
cents 61 53
il 5X7.37 43
I. C H. Cliambrlin. cashier of the
State bank. Uo.-k Island. 111.. lo solemn
ly swt-ar that the aboic statement is
true, tu the best of my knowledge and
bein f. c. u. cha.mhi:ki.in.
Subscribed ami sworn to lx lore me
ins iin iia oi .viaii-ii. i:"i,. - I
Seal I l:. l. CONXKI.I.V.
Third ward, first precinct, county
recollection was shooting through her jail, Third avenue and Fourteenth
with exquisite pain flates chanced to street.
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areful and skillful workmen. Prompt
attention. 114 West Seventeeth St.
BENGSTON BLOCK, THIRD FLOOR
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Bath Room Beauty
The secret of making your
bath room beautiful is the in
stalling of high-grade, modem
plumbing fixtures. If your
fixtures are old and unsanitary, a Dew
"toniard" Porcelain Enameled bath or
lavatory will work wonders in the appearance
and sanitation of your bath room.
Decide now to change from the old to the
new way and let us quote you prices on these
fixtures. ,.They cost less than you imagine.
We estimate at any time and cuarantee all
work to satisfy you. Repair jobs given prompt attention.
CIIANNOX & DUFVA
113 Writ Srvntfrnth .St. Doth Plumes. ,
Third ward, second precinct, 1411
Third ward, third precinct, Ullemey-
er drug store. Eleventh avenue and
Fourth ward, first precinct. Frlck's
lay bis hand on her bare arm to call
her attention to a bit of stage busi
"Don't!" she cried, shrinking. "For
heaven's sake, don't!"
"Oh. Frances, Frances!" Cynthia's
low. rich voice shook with emotion. 1 liverv. 1914 Third avenue
rttrney Hates turned his head in her I Fourth ward, second precinct, M
direction and met her eyes. Curious Levy barn, Nineteenth street between
gold preen eyes they were, shadowed I Sixth and Seventh avenues.
by long black lashes, langonrous nndl Fifth ward, first precinct, hose
enticing. For one moment he gazed as hose on Twenty-second street.
If under a spell. Later the girl drop- Fifth ward, second precinct, Schmid
ped her fan, and he stooped to pick ltlsrocery, 82M Twentieth street
up for her. As he handed It back hisl Sixth ward, first precinct, hose house
fingers touched her, aud the contact I on Twenty-sixth street
thrilled him strangely. I Sixth ward, second precinct, Illess
As Frances' manner grew more nnd barn, 709 Twenty-seventh street.
MRS. MARY YATKS Business medium.
hours, 1 to lo p. m. Resilience, 705
Fourth avenue. Take the Hlua line
west. Phone west 724-X.
When the Nerves
Are Played Out.
Suicide, Insanity, falling, sickness,
paralysis. These are some of the re
sults of worn-out nerves. No one would
neglect a disease so dreadful In its re
sults as nervous exhaustion if the dan
ger were only realized with the first
The time to begin the restoration ot
the nerves' by the use of Dr. A. W
Chase's Nerve rills Is when you find
yourself unable to sleep at nights, suf
fering from headaches or neuralgic
pains, Indigestion or weak heart action.
Loss of flesh and weight, growing
weakness and debility, a tendency to
neglect the du'les of the day, gloomy
forebodings for the future, are other In
dications of depleted nerves.
You cannot liken Dr. A. W. Chase's
Nerve Pills to any medicine you ever
used. They are a nerve vltalizer and
tissue-builder of exceptional power.
Naturally and gradually they rekindle
life in the nerve cells and form new
red corpuscles in the blood the only
way thoroughly to cure nervous dis
orders. Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve PilK
60 cents, at all dealers or Dr. A. , '
Chase MedHUe Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY,
Seventh ward, first precinct, 3110
Seventh ward, second precinct,
Peterson's shop, 510 Forty-fifth street
Seventh ward, third precinct, Olsen's
barn. Forty-fourth street between Sev
Oates explained to Cynthia onojenth and Eighth avenues.
II. J. SCIlAhTKK,
City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island, III., March 13, 1907.
more mocking. (. yntnia s grew more
nnd more teuder until Gates found
himself turning to her for comfort
after every rebuff from his promised
"Of course I know she doesn't love
day. "How could she? I am growing
old. I am homelv. But I am rich, and
I want the best for my money, and so
I want her and I'm going to have
her." 1 How to Remain Young,
Cvnthia's little hand on his arm To continue young in health and
quieted him. strength, do as Mrs. N. F. Rowan, Mc
'And Is beauty the best?" she ques- Donough, Ga., did . She says: "Three
tinned softly. bottles of Electric Bitters cured me
He looked at the delicate face, alight of chronic liver and stomach trouble,
with childish eagerness. The mutinous complicated with such an unhealthy
red mouth was oulvering. the mysteri-1 condition of the blood that my skin
oua eyes were ablaze. I turned red as flannel. I am now prac
"Cynthia, not you!" he cried, hisltically 20 years younger than before I
heart leaping. Then he opened hisl took Electric Bitters. I can now do
arms to her. "Sweetheart, you little jalf my work with ease and assist in
witch, I don't know how It has cornel my husband's store' .'Guaranteed at
about, but It Is you who are filling myV .T .Harzt's drug store, 301 Twenti
days and nights not Frances. Come."eth street. Price COc,
"Oh. no," she warned, gliding away
from him; "not until Frances has writ
ten glving you your freedom. But I'll
tell her tonicht. and then you can
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cured in one to
come openly to father and claim my three da's- Its action on the system
On the day of Cynthia's wedding the
guests, seeing the adoration In the
eyes of Mr. Blrney Gates, could not
doubt the verity of her conquest, and
she beamed with a pretty Importance.
Frances, robed in soft, shimmering
J white, was radiant. Her dark eye8
Capital Stock paid in... IIUO.UUO 00
less expenses and
taxes puid 6.1 773 23
Time depot.! is. sav
ings I.4V2.027 ae
Time lleposils. certifi
cates 1GS.17U 10
1,755. S0 54
County of Rock
1. II. R Simmon, cashlfr of the Cen
tral Trust ami Savings bank, do sol-i-mnlv
swear that the above statement
is true, to the best nf my knowledge
II. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
Suliseribeil ami sworn to before rot
this .lav il Mari li. 1MU7.
I Si-all K. KIIOAPS,
My I'omniission expires Jan. 25, 1HS.
PATENT AND TRADE MARK office.
room 14. Mitchell & Lyinle building.
Hock Island. James V. Murphy, as
sociate, branch of Moore & Co., pat
ent attorneys, Washington, D. C., and
HENRY GAKTHJE Proprietor .Chlp-
piannock nursery. Cut flowers and
designs of all kinds. City store 1G07
Second avenue. Telephone 1110.
LEONARD BRACK-Architect and su
perintendent. Skinner block, second
floor. Office hours, 1 to 12 a. m., 4 to
i.80 p. oi.
ji" Always Buy '1
CffMtftfir Collars i
A U.U-lr FM shrunk.
B "THEV DON'T CRACK SO QUICK"
II that positively can't break. II
I CIO. P. IDS CO., Hikira TR-OY.N. V. II
It MELVIM II
"RefiBpdana Fleaslng. f
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Rock Island Savings Bank,
AT ROCK ISLAND.
State of Illinois, before the commencement
o( business ou the -tu d.ty ol March. IM07,
us imule to the Auditor of I'ublic Accouaw,
tor the stile of Illinois pursuant lo law.
Loans and discounts.
Oiher bonds and secu
rities, inc. premiums
Other real estate
owned bv bank
Due from Stale Hanks
Cash on hand:
a. Oold coin
b. Silver coin
C. National b nk cur
rency d. LeKal tender and
e. Fractional cur'cy,
Nickels and cents....
f ',237 2i 21
4 670 IS
21'. 108 IS
Capital stock paid in. . 1 100.000 00
Undivided protlts less
exoeuses and taxes
paid :.'ia,70S 52 f 329,701 52
Hivldendi unpaid So 0.1
Time deposits. saviOKS 2.134 ftM 3tt
" ceriilicales 2I0.B3? t 8,315,731 'S
Due to other banks,
state banks and bank
ers 273 45 873 45
tg remarkable ana mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and tTie dls
ease Immediately disappears. The first
dose greatly benefits; 75 cents and $1.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Island; Oustave Schlegel &
Jon, 220 West Second street, Davenport.
All the news all the time The Argus.
Dealers In all Klndn of Antique
ing & Repair Company
FINE BOX SPRINGS AND
Upholstering, cabinet making,
refiiiishiiifr. mattress making, fur
niture paikintr. carpet laying.
In all our goods we pay partic
ular attention to. first, quality
anil excellence of finish; second,
comfort; third, style and propor
tion. 203 F.nut Second St., Davenport.
Botb Pbonea, 738-Y.
STATE OK ILLINOIS. I
ColT NTT or Kix'K. ISIAND. (
I, P. tireeuawall, cashier ot the Rock Island
Savinvrs bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true, to the best of my
knowledge aud belief.
1 Ubiien A wai.t. Cashier
Subscribed anil sworn to before me this 7lh
day of March, ltn7.
ISKALj K.T. ANDKKSON.
Hauling and moving ot all
kinds, large or mall, at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We al
so handle the best grades of
hard and soft coal. A portion
of your patronage Is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
anteed. New phone 6464; old
OFFICE, 215 TWENTIETH ST.
ROCK I8LAND, ILL, .