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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAY 17, 1007.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the pos office aa second-cvts
at the rate of 30 per cent per annum, j
and. as all the metal produced by the
copier trust passes through the hands j
oi tne selling company, me puce is au-
vanced accordingly. Standard OilRog-'
THE COWBOY ARTIST.
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly, 11 per year in advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
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over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, May 17, 1907.
A City of
p o s e and
ue ::: :
Hock Inland in
u illy of earuril
purpose and liun.
et vulue. Lot-uteri
In Ibe vulley
of I lie MiMMlxMlupi
ui id nil)' bet v ecu
M. l.ouls uuj St.
l'nul, Chii-ugo nud
Oiuuliu uud Kau-
u City, It la by
nature, tcroKritibu-iill', commercially,
and luduntriully, the guteway of the
et, uurlhnral uud Mouthneitt. Favor
ed by aituatlon ou tlie MIhhIhnIppI at the
luouth of the lleunepin canal, counect
Inic river und lake, it liua the additloual
nilvnntaKcit of the main Hue of the Rock
Inland railroad, three brunt-hen "prlon
Inic from the utent at thin point
to the nortbneat and far aouthvvent,
while the main line itoe on to
the I'aclflei the Milwaukee's Kan
nan City Hue, nud the IlurlinKton'a St.
l.ouln uud M. I'll ul Hue with direct
t-omiiiunlcatlon with I'eorin nnd Sprinx
fleld. It haw three Interurhann under
way. It ban mil oh of paved ntreetn,
beautiful parka. Including the historic
Hlack Ilnwk'n Yvntcli Tower, handNOme
(-hurt-hen, a Y. M. '. A. buildiUK, mod
ern nchool hiiilditiBM, n college nud a
neininnry, flntirililiiK fnctorlea and free
itea for more. It ban three flrnt clann
bote In. three theatern, nnd n model nyn
teni of rnpld trnnnit. It hnn nlz nub
ntantlal hank., up-to-date bunlnenn
niocKft nun ittree m-;.c in course oi
erection. Iiniiienxc department ntoren
nd hnndretln of other brnncben of mer
cantile purnultn. It In the location of
the Hock Inland nrnenal, the irreatent
In the world. It hnn the bend officen of
the Modern Woodmen of America, the
laracent fraternal society in the world,
honned In a quarter of n million doltnr
fireproof hiilldliic Itn public liulldlnen
are a qnarter of n million dollar court
bonne, n city hall, n public library
hiillillncr. nml n pontolllce biiilillnx
In whlcli are the oflicen of the govern
ment eniclneer corps In clinrce of npper
Mississippi ImprnvPiiientn. It linn 23,
IMMI population. It hnn nn Industrial
commission that In boost Ine the town
alonK lealtlmate nnd niibntantlnl lines
nnd everyboily In helping:.
i ia t-uii li viis nit iiuaL aiiu me.
selling company and thus bleeds the
Sir Wilfrid Laurier was once on an
electioneering tour in Ontario, and as
the election was bitterly contested ev
ery effort was made to stir up race
and religious prejudice. One day a
Quebec liberal sent this telegram to
Sir Wilfrid: "Report in circulation in
this country that your children have
not been baptized. Telegraph denial."
To this the premier replied: "Sorry
to say report is correct. I have no
Greater Rock Island.
Boost for Rock Island.
Get that Jioo.nnn factory fund.
Pull for Rock Island, first, last and
all the time.
Two Frenchmen are to fight a duel in
balloons. Like all other French duels,
this one will, of course, be all in the
If you'd cure that consumption, rent
a tree and live in it, says an exchange
but pretty soon trees 'will be as high
as house rent.
Maine appropriated no money for a
building at Jamestown, and now Ar
thur C. Jackson, president of the state
commission, is trying to raise $10, Out)
to reproduce the Longfellow home. His
appeal is for a subscription of 1 cent
each from everybody outside of Port
land and 5 cents each from residents
of that city. If some member of the
Maine legislature had thought to have
recited Robert Rexdale's "Motherland"
at the proper moment, Maine would
not have neglected her duty in the
first instance. It will be remembered
the reading of this delightful poem car
ried a handsome appropriation on a
The Nation' l-'h-e Iionnck.
The fire loss in this country an 1
Canada for the first four months ;
the year aggregate $S,13ti.3.M) as
compared with $i;s,21.X5o in 1905.
The San Francisco disaster in Apr'!
last year spoils the value of the liii)'
figures for purposes of compariso ).
but the increase in the losses the first
three months this year compared with
the same months last year was abou.
tlO.iino.tHtO. These losses represent
waste, property wiped out " of exis.
euce. The resources of the countrv
are reduced, its energies handicapped
by this destruction. This loss has bee!
going on year after year, varying m
different seasons, but each year moun-.-ing
high into the millions of dollars lii
value. How long can or will we stani
this drain? The only remedy is in th
use of building materials that will not
burn. Even this would not entirely
eliminate losses, for the buildings may
be full of combustible materials, sub
ject to accident, but a more gener.-l
adoption of tire-prof construction would
prevent whole districts being tiro
With the advance in the prices of
lumber, the difference in cost between
fire-proof and fire trap construction is
not so great and this will have a ten
dency to make us safer from the
tlames. but there is still too little a-.-twntion
paid to securiy of life and prop
erty from fire.
Senator Foraker says Secretary Taft
must "hew to the line." Perhaps he is
doing so; and that's why Foraker has
to many chips on his shoulder.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says "let us
have peace," and immediately begins
to fight for it by pitching into Teddy.
This republican organ plays a rather
lihymi ii Candida ten.
The Denver Republican poet make.;
an appeal to both the great parties of
the country u nominate men whos
names can be rhymed without diiti
culty. There is something in tlia:
and1 the versatile editor of the Peon
Journal, who is both a itoet and phil
osopher, tried it on to see how it woulJ
work, with the following result:
Hear that sound? 'Twas Foraker
When the convention named Bill
Let the people work to give the boot
To any man of the name of Root.
Loud let the trumpets blow.
For candidate our Uncle Joe.
These would certainly be easy one-.
Then there is the governor of New
'Twill bring to some a fit. of blues
To think they've named New Yorker
Foraker would be a hard one to go
anything poetical out of it, but it
might be changed around so that it
would work something after this
The thing will work just like a
For Foraker, the "Fire Alarm."
So far there has been only one can
didate mentioned by the democratic
side, and the name of Bryan is a
poem of itself.
The post of United States senator
from Wisconsin vacated by the resigna
tion of John C. Spooner has been won
by Isaac Stephenson, the lumber kin
of Marinette. The new senator is
known as the richest man in Wiscon
sin. How strange!
Here's the grimest specimen of in
consistency that ever happened. The
state legislature that passed a bill pro
hibiting minors from entering a dance
hall in buildings where liquor is sold
kept minor pages rushing the growler
and bottles of whisky all night long.
President Roosevelt is to make a
Mississippi river trip next fall from St.
Louis to Memphis. The president
should take a little extra time and
make it a trip from St. Paul south,
thereby seeing the most attractive
stretch of the river, and a stop at Great
er Rock Island, the prettiest city on its
No wonder copper is high in price,
for the United Metals Selling company
has just declared a quartely dividend of
$7.50 per $100 par value share. This is
Tlie Ice TruM.
Walter A. Powell, judge of the cir
cuit court at Independence, Mo., has
just fined the People's Ice, Storage an 1
Fuel company, $15,000, ordered that it
charter be forfeited and that the con
cern be ousted from the state on th?
ground that it is a trust. Two other
ice companies were heavily fined oi
the same ground. All three companies
were enjoined from doing further busi
ness with one another. They have
been in a combine, as alleged to manip
ulate the price of ice.
Judge Powell has established a tim?
ly and valuable precedent. Of courss
no one is worrying about the ice or tho
price of ice just now during the prei
ent May blizzard, but it will not 3
long until we will be getting up a
blood sweat while paying tribute t)
the ice combine which fix prices to suit
Now is the time to begin taking
steps preliminary to "busting" the
Kodol for indigestion and dyspepsia
not only digests what you eat, it tonts
the stomach and adds strength to the
whole body. Makes rich, pure blool
Kodol is made in conformity to the N.i
tional Pure Food Law, Sold by all
Mr. Beverly Faruham, a wealthy
New Yorker, desiring to inspect the
Agricultural uud cattle growing regions
of the great far west, took his daugh
ter Kuiily for a companion and set
out on his trip. This same Emily was
a beauty, an artistic beauty, if the ex-i
pression may be allowed, with Titian
hair aud dark eyes iu other words, a
mingling of the blond and brunette.
Mr. and Miss Farnbam -were welcome
at the ranch bouses, with which the
country was dotted, and spent their
time ridiug over the country from one
of them to another. The father looked i
upon tlie region simply as one iu which I
to raise foail for the hungry millions in I
the east. The daughter considered It
One morning the visitors were ridiui?
over the broad acres of a cattle raueli ;
when they met a cowboy, lie was !
long and slender, aud bis face was j
handsome,, with a dreamy expression, j
Instead of riding past them with a
blank stare the young man raised bis
hat and bade them good morning. His
eyes were riveted ou Miss Emily, with
whose appearance he Heeined very
much struck. When he had passed out
of hearing, she remarked to her father:
"Isn't it strange, papa, that we have
to come so far away from home to
"Manners! What do you moan?"
"That young umu bade u good morn
ing politely. If we had met a gentle
man in the country about New York,
he would not have been so polite."
"Il'm! I don't see what business ho
had to speak to us at nil."
That evening at the ranch house aft
er supper Mr. Faruham was notified
that a man wished to see him at the
porch. The New Yorker went out to
find the cowboy he had passed in the
morning sitting in bis saddle, rolling a
cigarette on the pommel.
"I've called, sir," be said, "to asjc
if you will nllow me to paint the
young lady who was with you thisifJ
morning your daughter, I lielieve.
"Paint my daughter! Certainly not,"
The reply was given so curtly that
almost before it was out the cowboy
had put spurs to his horse and darted
awny. The dialogue had been short
aud to the imint.
Mr. Faruham asked who his visitor
was nnd was told that he was IC'.lery
Olmstead, commonly -known as the
cowboy artist, since lie punched cattle t.
nnd painted pictures. No one seemed If;
to know or care much about Ins ante-
cedents, but some one had heard that
he had come from the east, where he ,
had lMen a student in an art school,
his object in coming being health. ? i
The next day when Mr. and Miss
Fnrnham were out for their usual rido
they met a masked -man who hnltod
them, caMing upon the father to throw :
up his hands. The order was obeyed.
but upon the assurance that lie was
not armed the gentleman was permit
ted to lower them. Then he took out
his pocket book, but was ordered to
put It back. Not far distaut was a
dilapidated barn that had not been
used for years. To this the masked
man drove father and daughter, then
ordered them to dismount. Within
was au easel on which rested a can
vas, while paints, palette and brushes
lay near. The captor asked Mr. Faru
ham to dismount and gave him a camp
stool. Then, nssisting the young lady
from her horse, he posed her to suit
his faucy. Divining his purpose, she
seemed not only willing, but pleased
with the outcome of the adventum
Meanwhile he had removed his mask
nnd revealed himself as the cowboy
artist, nnd ns soon as tlie posing wns
aucomplished he began to sketch.
The sitting lasted for more than nn
hour, and when it wns finished the art
ist assisted hlz captives to mount.
"I nru curious," said Emily Faruham.
"to see how the picture w ill turn out."
"I have only caught an inspiration
for a fancy picture," said the young
man. "If you wish it to be yourself
you must give me other sittings."
How Emily won over her father Is
not known, but the next dny the two
appeared at the barn nnd enme after
ward for a number of sittings. The
picture grew into a thing of beauty,
and the model was delighted with it.
Then Mr. Farnham, who had beeu so
outraged by his compulsory treatment
ns to discover no beauty iu the paint
ing, at last, seeing his daughter looking
at him from the canvas with an in
tensified beauty, began to covet the
"Il'm!" he said to the artist. "How
much would you sell it for?"
"Road agents are not used to selling
their plunder to those they plunder,"
was the reply.
"This case may be an exception,"
en Id the father.
"Tlie picture is not for sale, but if
your daughter will forgive me for
painting It from compulsory sittings I
Bhall be pleased to present it to you."
The youug lady would have gladly
acceded to the terms, but her father
would not permit nnd left the country
without the portrait.
The next winter the paiuting was ex
hibited In New York nnd attracted
great attention. The cowboy received
orders and remained east, just long
enough to persuade Miss Farnham
that she could not get along without
blm. Her father was compelled to ac
cept the portrait he had coveted iu lieu
of his daughter, who returned to
ranch land with tlie artist. There he
painted many pictures, which found a
ready sale both in America and abroad.;
His "Sunset on the Prairie," an Indian
girl shading her eyes with her hand
to look over the broad landscape, was
hung in the Farls salon and created a
sensation. The artist's wife was his
UOdel. HARRIET B. LEE.
Values in Men's and
Young Men's Suits
Judging from the
volume of business
done these last few weeks in
our suit department people cer
tainly know where to go to find
greater values in high grade ar
$15 Suit Sale
We have today put on sale three
hundred Men's and Young
Men's Suits worth $18, $20 and
$22 anywhere, our extra spe
cial values this week
And They Fit
j IX"''" 1907 i ' y
i$F CiOSS BEOS: 1 Cfirgf'. : . -y'
senior okus. i j n.
Fine Clothes Mdkers
Eu!!:more and NewVii.Kw
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NO MORE LIQUOR TO KANSAS
Express Companies Refuse to Receive
Shipments After June 1.
Several tf the express companies
have notified their agents to receive no
shipments of liquor consigned to iesi-
?ssf $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $ c
wil l. mom:v iir.i.r oi
If so, call on us ;nd
i m; oi it mim:y.
dt'iiid of Kansas after June 1. Thi.i
liii liock Island wholesale dealers.
Kansas luuhiltitionists have wapetl such
a I'd', ntless war that it looks as thou.uh
IHoiile ef that state will shortly find it
inil.ossilde to m t even a Peruna jag.
De Witt's Little Karly Risers, fam
ous little lilla sold by all druggists.
MONEY TO LOAN
on household Roods, fixt
ures, pianos, teams, etc.,
without removal. We also
loan on salaries, watches
and diamonds at low rates.
$1.LM) is the weekly pay
ment on a $50 loan for 50
weeks; other amounts at
Wc make loans in city
and all surrounding towns
and country. Wc guaran
tee lowest rates and most
courteous treatment. You
need not leave home to get
a loan from ns. If you
cannot call at tlie office, till
out and mail to us the fol
lowing blank, and our
agent will call at your
home and explain our
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Kind vf Srcurity.
Your patronage will bo
protected by the strictest
Oll I'honr N. 2125.
219 Brady St., Davenport
Open WcilneKcIn y
and Satur1:iy MkIiIm,
I Advertise Today
It Don't Hurt a Bit
Your first words after those
teeth are fixed will prove my ad
to be true.
History will repeat itself in
your words as you leave the
1715 Second Ave.
Over the London, Rock Island.
IS jlVT ,iifi5
A Mark of Refinement.
Cleanliness of person is one of tlie
most distinguishing marls of rcilncmcnt, and
commands at all timtrs the highest respect.
To promote c !canlinc5?, ins'.all in vour
Hfb'rfrf white, onc-picic "affrfaitl" To
' i . iH - clcd Lavatorv, provided with an
Porte lain I'tiatn-
of hot and told running water.
Our plumbers arc skilled mechanics and do
L'jy satisfactory work. Let us quote you prices.
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112 West Seventeenth St. Both phones.
COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER
) If yon owi- tliis ni:in that man $ln. an-i tin- dtht-r fellow Jl.".. wliv
) nut ImiYimw tin- nioiit y ti'm us. satisfy all your i i ilil'is, ay all ymir
) small l'ills. and make a new, ek-.in stall?
J Wljieh In tter To li;ive all your siiimII liills in one vl;i.-e ami liav-
) only oik- ilae to pay or to owe one. two or a dozen small lulls a:i'l
have to make a payment on a.li every pay 1 . i '.'
I Yon can repay us in small weekly or monthly payments, as ix-st suits
v your eln-uinstaia es, ami you will m ver miss the money.
i'.y this plan you will not Ik- in.-on venien. . il in repaying ti:-. ytt you
have' paid hills that you eould not have paid in any other way.
Your I "limit me. piano, horsi s. wauons. i-tr. will he seeiirity for the
money you need and remain nudist -.n lied in your possession.
lton't hesitate call today and get our terms.
MUTUAL LOAN CO..
Peoplet National Bank Bldpj. Telephone, Old Weit 122.
Room 411, Rock Island III. Office hour, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
Elegance in Wa.ll Paper
LIlc distinction of carriage ami de
portment In humane, appeals to the
artistic eye. There's a certain sub
tls "something" in papers we aelect
and sell which speaks of style,
taete and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find our goods
priced very low.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.
411 Stventeenth ttrest