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THE AltGUS, FRIDAY. JUT.V 10, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Hock Island, 111. Kn
tered at the postotllce as seeund-clu.3:i
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"TP APE S ft" np?Jc PUN OL w
decks are broad enough for the nier-l
riest entci taintucnts and the folk of,
the Mifbiubippi valley have not forgoi-i
ten how to have a good time. It-1
table is served wilh the choicest dili-l
cades this continent affords. Hov
many a clerk in a St. Louis store, or
sU tiogiapher who curlycues - out lur
life in a ten-story olliee building or
business man who comprehends a lo.!
day in a stuffy sleeper, would be glad
to spend their vacation on such a
steamboat the Natchez .Jr., recreated.
or the I'raiiie Belle! If you would
know sit in the olliee of the one
two companies which maintain such
boats. Travelers lind it as hard to i; t
iccominodatioiiH there as we of l!us)on
find it hard to et "lowers" to New
York. There would bo money in it if
St. Louis capital wi re to develop Mi--
i:-.sippi traffic on this account alone.
Hut this is the least of the three 1 :
mauds for it.
Friday, July 13, 1007.
By the way. have you still got tie
It's a wise city that knows its ow.4
Mayor, and rian Francisco is uft'eiiii
from u plethora of perplexity.
A hiindted-inilliou-dollar theatrical
syndicate looks very much like unlif:
lng the drama into the realms of tteu
Count Itoui has lost his appeal in tho
divorce case. I lis next case will likt-lv
come up in the police (locket under tlu
head of vagrancy.
Tolstoi is report id alive and in
celletit health, and the shrewd press
an'tit who endeavored to set obitua-,y
notices in advance is foiled.
A statesman in Koine is arrested n
tho charge of stealing $.lnn.niin ima
the state treasury. Thus it appeals
that the Romans sometimes revi r.-.c
the order of things in Koine and do ;ii
Hisho Thomas liowman. who bea
the distinction of beitn; the oldest ec
clesiastical diguitaiy in the world, cele
brated his Until birthday this week at
his home in Carlisle, l'a.
Ti.iveliu.i; in Oregon, Vice I'rcide.'.i
Fairbanks by mistake yot off the train
at an out of tlie-wav Mat ion forty mil .;
from his intended U:-titut Ion. The S.
Louis Republic remarks that thi., so1 1
cf a ti.ivilt r is likely to mistake Salt
Creek for the Potomac.
Naming I Ik I 'arm.
A new law pasoei! by the Missouri
legislature encourages the naniin; if
farms ami protects the n.-.e of namei
adopted. It provides that upon the
payment of a f"e of $1 to the clerk or
tne county court the tanner in anv
county mav secure a certificate sc
tin forth the name of the own-j
ana mat wnen Mien name is properly
registered it cannot be u.,ed as a de
lgnation tor any other farm in stt'ili
There is mote than a sentinientd
value to this legislation. The produc-:
oi uie oaiiy, orciiaru or staoies ot a
farm may command a commercial
premium after a i put;it ion has been
established. A distinctive name for an
estate is much to be preferred to th
present system of de.dKn.it ion by sec
tlon, township and ratine numbers
"The Maple Grove" farm is more i'.
tractive and mote intelligible tlrm
"the cast half of the southeast, quarter,
etc." The southern tanner has follow
ed this plan for years, but in the nort'i.
while the fanner gives names to the
roads, to his horses, dos, cattl ",
chickens and children, the farm hus
no individuality, no diitinclive desig
nation. Why not name the farms?
ne IIoiu-kI Man.
lidward liailey of Chicago failed in
business in W, and settled with his
creditors lor .... cents on tne dollar
The other day he announced that le
had paid tile creditors wilh whom He
had compromised eveiy dollar of bis
indebtedness wilh in!ere.-t. It cost hi:;i
years of hard labor and $l".l.'.nni to ac
complish his object and iie stands to
day clear id every honest debt and i
the : hi.nhist sense an honorable an 1
coifscietitioiis man. He says it is
wortii all the hard work and denial.
and who will dcr.v it?
How liuly rel'resliins it is to lind :t
ni.m of this calibic in the midst of ail
the sratt. corttiptioii. liii;h finance and
the altoue t her loo low ideals of linai.-
cial honesty which prevail tod.iv.
I low much greater and nobler is this
humble citizen than the wealth out el
the p-'ople, by special privileges, ex
tortion. jn.ui;:ii!. trickery, and in many
cases downright robbery and then ( n
do- colleges, libraries, and other pur
poses, for iraise, with their taint ; i
Tlie case of Ikiiley recalls similar
incidents in the lives of two famous
writirs of Kiiuli-h litera'urc. one who
is Ions since dead, and the other still
living, honored by till men confide it
anil companion of kings and nobles.
Sir. Walter Scott and Mark Twain.
Kcoit was bankrupt in early life an i
turned out without a dollar. He
changed his whole mode of life, tinn
ed Hi literal ure and although the emolu
merits in his prolVs.-ion were iiothitu;
compared to what tiiey are today, yet
after years of ceaseless labor and in
dustry he jiaid off almost the enti;'
indebjediK ss he owed before he died.
Mark Twain met with misfortune in
the. piiblishins business after he lull
amassed wealth and earned a ste.t
l eputai ion. II-.1 was b it penniless oi
the thiol side of life yet went fearless
ly to wmk and paid off every dollar he
owed in a few years. Fortune hi
asain hailed upon him and in his oi l
ae h'ii.- honored and loved by tit
whole J-lvili.ed world.
The lives of such nun are inspirit!.-:
and bear, out the old saying that ho'i
csty iSwiJways the best policy and ii
the Ions tflui invariably is.
Long Live the King!
Is the popular cry throughout Euro
pean countries; while in America, the
cry of the presuit day is "Long live
Dr. King's New Discovery, King of
Throat and Lung Remedies!" of which
Mrs. Julie Ryder Paine, Truro, Mass..
says: "It never fails to give imnie
iliale relief and to quickly cure a
cough or cold." Mrs. Paine's opinia l
is shared by u majority of the inhab
itants of this country. New Discovery
cures weak lungs and sore throats a
ter all other remedies have failed; an!
for coughs and colds it's the proven
remedy. Guaranteed by W. T. llartz.
druggist. Hal Twentieth street. 50 an!
$1. Trial bottle free.
The Old St crii-W heeler.
Boston Journal: St. Louis is co i
frig to realize what a lot of sheep In
vestors are. Its papers are eager in
see traffic on the Mississippi assume
proportions worthy of its capabilities.
As we all know, the Father of Watc-s
today shares the comparative negle t
of the Illinois, Missouri, Ohio a.il
smaller streams of the middle west.
But. the man with the money refuses
to come in, though the swimniin' is tine.
Three separate demands for river traf
fic are now ignored, or practically at.
The fust is that of the shipper, who
sometimes cannot even get his goo'.s
moved by rail; who usually must wait
longer for their transportation by rail
than if they went by water; who al
ways pays more than the steamer
need charge. The second is that of the
passenger who would rather travel ov
water. The third is that of the ship
per and passenger alike who would
reach river towns without being shun:
ed down railroad spurs from the main
line according to mighty inconvenient
schedules. We of the cast kno-v
enough of the first and third demand.
Well, the second is not less important.
The old storn-whoelcr of inland waters
can be made very near -the ideal ?f
travel. It is easy going as a bed on
rollers. Its state room areas nimfnr.
able us one's chamber at home. Its
If Called Upon to
Give a Bond at a
It is increasingly difficult to find
friends who are willing to become
What would you do ? '" -
You would seek corporate se
curity, which is fast superseding
the personal kind. You would jjo
to the nearest office of the American
Surety Company of New York and
obtain the necessry bond, quickly
and without red-tape.
When placed in a position which
requires a bond, whether fidelity,
judicial, license or contract, apply
cf J2eio York
Capital and Surplus 94,800,000
Ludulph & ltrynoltlx. Aiif., Iln
ford blofk Wm. C. Maurkrr, Agt,
Maaonic triuplr. Wm. It. Moore,
Mtj. Chnae block, Mnllnri John
A. Cioodmanaoa, Agl, 1422 Fifth Ave,
"I'm tired of this. I wunt to settle
down. If it nero not for the trouble of
courting 1'rt marry. Marry whom?
There's not A .irl of my acquaintance
that I want and for the matter cf that
not (iiit that wants mo."
Pick Turrell bad spent the night at
his club, bad gone to bed in one of the
bedrooms on au upper story at 3 . m.
and was now at 11 crossing the pnrk to
reach a trolley for the purpose of
going down town. Some distance Ihv
fore him a young and pretty woman
sauntered languidly. In lier gloved
band she held the handle of au oiu
white lnce trimmed parasol, which far
ther up rested on her shoulder. A little
girl whose dainty garments hung about
her like a white cloud was running
hither and thither, chasing and feeding
some tame squirrels for whom she had
brought a supply of biscuits.
.' How I would like a wife and child
liki 4hnr!" mused Pick Turrell. "Ev
erything ready made, no trouble of
sending flowers, no lovers' quarrels, no
getting up at midnight to walk the
baby; on the other hand, no cocktails
to taint a nmu's breath, no late hours,
no henda'ehe IiKthe morning."
I'.y the time heNjvus face to face with
the lady she casf a quick glance at
him and Instead of dropping her eyes
nt his admiring gaze stopped short and
continued to stHro at him.
'Oh. Will'." she exclaimed.
Tnrrell's hand went up to his hat,
which he slowly lifted from his head
and sbV.d holding It resides fully.
"How coiild you have acli'd so cruel
ly?" 'Madam, yon .have mistaken ,me for
some one eko."
The ladv .urftJnto -tears.
'If you have noVfoeling for me, why
do von not consider your child? Toor
dear little thing! How m:cli happier
she would lie If you had notleserted
us! And now she is getting old enough
to ask. 'Why haven't I a iapnJili
nthor children? "
What use for Pick Turrell to argue
with this woman, who had evidently
mistaken him for a brute of a husband
who bad deserted her. Pick liiid road
of remarkable eases of mistaken identi
ty and hardly considered it posJMo to
convince the woman of her error'. In
deed, be didn't wish to convince her .of
her error; bo wished to take her to Ills
heart at once.
"I am penitent," he said, throwing a
tremble lifto his voice and bowing his
"Thank heaven! And you're not go
ing to pretend you're some one else?'
"No," Pick replied, repressing a sob.
"I forgive yon nil."
The lady cast quick glances about
her and, seeing no one near, threw her
arms about her newly found husband.
aid her bead fell against bis breast.
lie kissed her ;iain and again.
Then it occurred to him that he
knew nothing of the lady or her nr
fairs and would 1h tripped at her first
piestion. lie resolved on an expedi
"I must have left you nfter my at
tack." he said.
"What attack?" anxiously.
"One morning I .awoke and found
myself in a hospital. My memory was
gone. From that day to this I have
no recollection of my past. At seeing
you I didn't know you. I can't even
enll your name or the name of our lit
"Was that after the morning you
stormed so and threatened to leavo
'If I stormed and threatened to leave
you it must have been a premonitory
symptom of the coming attack."
'Toor dear Will! And I didn't know
what was troubling you!"
'You owe me a great deal of affec
tion." replied Pick, rolling up Ids eves
In a feigned effort to repress tears.'
"And you shall have it. dear heart.
Edle and I will try to make up for the
past. You must como right home with
Turrell was terror strb ken. lie was
not prepared to enter at once upon the
part of husband and father to another
man's wife and child.
"Yes, I will go home with you, but I
must come right away again for a
brief lime. You must know that I
have Ikch living an entirely now life
since we parted. I have responsibil
ity." "Great heavens! You arc not mar
ried?" "Not married." lie saw In this a
chance to gain time. "Hut I had con
cluded to take a wife-Just to keep
house for me, you know; no love, a
mere inattec.of convenience. Of coarse
I must rcsuriKHmy former life gradual
ly. I must satisfy this woman."
"How fortunate that you are not
"And a bigamist.'
The lady's husband at least the man
she thought was her husband disap
peared again, and for a time she was
heart broken. Then suddenly he turn
ed up once more, this time with a sol
"Leave me." she said. "I will trust
you no more."
"Listen," said Pick. "I have n sad
announcement to make. I'm dead I
mean listen to me." And he confessed
that he had allowed her to continue in
her error while he had moved heaven
tnd earth to find her husband. The
pan was dead.
.Then Pick turned consoler. He
was forgiven for playing the part of
another in consideration of having
pfct an end to the lady's surprise,
though ty unwelcome Information. He
broitgrht candy and toys' to the littlfe
girMtml in time flowers to the mother.
Finally he stepied Into the place of the
man'.'ho had lieen mistaken for.
".Jind to do some courting nfter all,"
he aayi "but I didn't mind It much."
.; -. -. . . F. A. iUTCIIEL.
4' -fct? ,M&fik
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A v it 5 i
Remarkable Suit Offerings
A Feature of Our
July Clearance Sale
With the two hottest months
of the year yet to come, our
light-weight Spring and Sum
mer Suits at about one-fourth
off regular prices look like a
pretty good investment.
Our entire suit stock, with
the exception of blues and
blacks, go at sale prices. Im
ported worsteds, velours, cas
simeres and cheviots in a
wide range of choice and at
Note the reductions:
$ 1 0.00
Men's, Boys' and Children's
Furnishings at Money-Saving Prices
Men's $1 neckband shirts, light
and dark colors 79
Men's $1 collar attached shirts,
fancy patterns C9
Men's 50c muslin night
Men's $1.50 neckband shirts,
novelty effects $1.13
Men's 50c shirts, collar at
tached or neckband ...... .38
Boys' $1.60 mohair
Boys' 50c wash panta . ...3S
Boys 25c wash pants . ...15
yBoysr-GOc -night shirts .... ..3S
Men's 50c underwear, fancy
colors and weaves 38
Men's $1.50 union suits, blue
and pink $1.15
Mon's $1 Jap silk underwear,
pink, blue, orange, etc.. per
Men's 25c cord suspenders 19
Men's 15c fancy hoso 9
Men's 50c fancy hose, stripes,
figure , otc 35
Boys' 50c "Teddy Jr." hats 38
Children's 25c bow ties ...17
Men's 15c shield bow ties 9
Children's wash suits and straw
sailors, one-fourth oft.
Cor. Second and
SIMON & LANDAUER
l&(WmiPQQ) Irvf IT CO) rrfTTsT
Best Abska Seal Skins
at 10"o discount.
See the finest w indow of Furs
ever in Davenport
Our Annuul July Fur Sale at 10 Discount
Opens Friday, July 19th, Continues 5 Days
A N unusual opportunity is afforded by this exhibit and sale to the
tri-city ladies to secure the very best grade of Furs at a positive
reduction of one tenth. The most of this exhibit is owned by us, hav
ing been bought in April at very low figures for next fall and winter's
business, (a small portion is on approval from manufacturers), and the
prices are marked in plain figures, juat as they will be marked In Sep
tember when they are brought out of our moth proof storage roo.ii. It
is off of these prices the one-tenth or 10 per cent will be deducted if
you make a selection during this sale. You have the privilege of pay
ing cash or having the garments reserved with a deposit till fall but
you must select during these five days to get the discount, and, too,
when the sale closes all the Furs will be withdrawn from sale and put
Below are Mentioned Some of the Kinds of Gar
ments That Will be Offered:
Elegant Fur Jackets
Alaska Seal Skin, three grades.
eai uyei inter.
Hud. --fin Hay Heaver.
Hlack Russian pony.
Tan Russian Pony.
m , wver aiiiiK.
Seal Russian Pony.
Tan Riiii. ian Puny.
Black Russian Pony.
Known n.s Zazas, Edtia May Unas. Pelterenes. Fonr-in-Hands. Scarfs.
Collarettes. l!oa;i. Ktc. mo.st ot which have muffs to match, male or
the following ,ui: Alaska Mink. Hb tided Rat. .lap Mink, niended
Mink, Ni'itiral Mink. Natural and Hlemb-d S(iiin. l, H!.i. k Lynx. Kr
mine, Sable, and Isabella Fox. Imitation Chinchilla. It-abeHa Coney.
Or-Oostim, Raccoon, Wolf. Utc.
Every piece of fur sold at this sale will be guaranteed in every
way. All pieces reserved for fall will be placed in our moth
proof storage room till delivery. We call special attention to
seal skins which promise to be more popular this season than
CE C OLE)
IS THE WAY PROVISIONS SHOULD BE
KEPT, AND ARE, IF PLACED IN A
WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SELLERS OF THIS
PORCH AND LAWN
JUL Vk JJL A N Jul Jak VS
HAMMOCKS, IN GREAT VARIETY. GO
CARTS, . THE BIGGEST ASSORTMENT IN
THE TRI CITIE3. PRICED FROM THE BOT
TOM UP. HEYWOOD CARTS, . ALWIN
CARTS, FOYER . CARTS.
Davenport Furniture aivd
125-127 West Third street. Davenport, Iowa.
JT,.' E. A. DAVIS, Manager, Chicago, III.
Get a Washington Life
Your neighbor has one. It is on thv
New York Standard form, with mini
IT'S WORTH THE MONEY.
Iff what tlie ioh1 have heon askiu?
fr, "sinipi"1 protection, nothing estima.
trl. evcrythins: guaranteed." You ean
ir t a sample at your own agre by addressing
ment of self-ail-ing
pens In the
from $2.50 to $5.
Op. Harper house.