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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 15, 1907. '
Ists ' rode In " from as far away as
Swanzey to look at it and wait for the
Real Things to come out and pile into
the Blue Assassin and go out hunting
After the keen Tleasure of being
GEORGE ADE FABLES
Last Week But One
Of the Greatest Removal Sale Ever Known.
The Sorrows of the Unemployed and the Danger of
Changing From Bill to Harold.
pointed out had somewhat dulled and
cide Wag- 1
fCopyrlght. 1902, 1303. by Robert Howard
" In a cer
e d out
with , the
i o n of
to build a
V e n e o
a r i u a d
lie cabbaged all the Corner Lots and
nailed the Main Street Frontage and
then held on like a Summer Cold.
He was a grisly old Badger who wore
one Suit the Year round, with a Pair
of box-toed Boots, a woollen Hat, and
a Moss-Agate Collar -Button. While he
was doing Business at 2 per cent, a
Mouth, and holding out on the Assessor
xuid bilking the Grangers for Railway
franchises, he was regarded as a Wolf.
After he changed his address to Over
There, the Heirs erected something
thut looked like the Bunker 1 1 III Mouu
inent, and then they had him done in
Oil by a Celebrated Artist. The Artist
fixed his Hair for Him and gave him a
neat Stand-Up Collar such as no one
could have put on to the Old Man with
a Block and Tackle. They named a
School after him, and evcy one in
Town who was related to him could
butt into Sussiety without a Ticket.
The Large End of all the Scads men
tioned in the last Will and Testament
went to a Son named William II. J imp
son. On the way back from the Ceme
tery he took out a Pencil and figured
to see what he was worth, and then
he changed his Name to W. Harold
W. Harold had been compelled to fly
fairly close to the Ground while the
Governor was on Deck, but when there
was no one to keep Tab on him he be
gan to find $100 Hills in his Clothes
when he was looking for a Card, and
it peemed to Vex him a good deal.
A few Years before W. Harold be
came surrounded by Currency he had
taken a Wife, without very much of a
Struggle. Leonora was of a very Nice
Family, that owed something on the
House and kept a Girl part of the
Time. After she began to have a Gov
erness for Stuyvesant Jimpson and an
Imported Nurse for the little Evelyn
Jimpson her Memory seemed to blur in
Spots and she couldn't have done up
the Dishes to save her life.
roLo was a iioi:k.
ment of self-filling
pens in the
from $2.50 to $5.
flri TTnrnOp hnnoo
When she was out in ner Brouguam
it kept her busy not seeing her Child
bond Friends who used to go to Kiss
ing ; Par
T a f f y
e 1. She
ed to get
Jump. Her Husband, also, was get
ting sore on his Birthplace. His Ac
quaintances wculd not stand for the
W. Harold Gag. They called him
Then, on top of it all, the two Cases
of Offspring needed the French Lan
guage. Leonora was already feeding
their Legs to the Mosquitoes because
some one had told her that the real
Delicatessen always left the Kids part
ly uncovered, a la Parisienne.
W. Harold closed out all his inter
ests, and w hen he got through he had
his Bank-Roll in one neat Stack of
Bonds. All Jie had to do for the re
mainder of his Natural was to clip tha
Coupons every Six Mouths. Between
times he could enjoy himself. It look
W. Harold and Bunch, including a
Retinue of Frivate Secretaries. Hair
Dressers, and Maids, as well as a
Keeper, sometimes known as a Valet,
set out for Yurrup. As Harold sized
up the Caravansary he swelled with
Satisfaction and said, "Little would
any one Suspect that we have been out
of the Hazel Brush less than 3
Now that he was beyond the Range
of the unlettered Rube, he legan to do
n little Landscape Gardening on the
Frontispiece, laying out a very neat
Set of Depews. He wore Gloves even
at Night, and worked for Hours trying
to get a side-hold on tire Piccadilly Ac
The joyful Jimpsons cut a 11 foot
Gash right through the centre of the
Continent. They saw everything men
tioned In the Red Book, and finally
struck Paris, with a loud, metallic
Sound. There they .settled down to
remain forever, in the Shade of the
sheltering Absinthe Frappe, with the
Crisettes singing in the Trees.
But W. Harold had Inherited a few
restless Microbes from the parental
Hustler. After he had seen all the
Pictures from every Angle and had
worn out two or three Chairs sitting
around Cafes, he began to long for the
Nasal Twang and something to do.
The whole Kit and Tribe moved back
to the States. ,
Re learned that the Proper Caper
for one who is out of Work and all
clogged up with Funds Is to build a
Cottage overlooking the Sea and work
up Features for the Sunday Papers.
Accordingly he threw up a Shack with
Onyx Foundations and Florida Wa
ter piped into every Room. It faced
four different Wavs. The Excursion-
a n h n d I I
Polo was a
m e a n o r
t h e m -
Qui vc li n
strong and plenty. She gave a few
Dog rattles and one for a Prince, but
even these Gayeties petered out after
a while. Sometimes Leonora wa3
afraid that in order to kill Time she
would either have to mingle with her
Children or else take to Reading, but
she hated to cause Talk.
She and W. Harold found themselves
in the great Army of the Unemployed.
And yet all the Factories were running
double Shifts and Harvest Hands get
ting $3 a day.
At last they became so Desperate
and Lonely that they fell in love with
each other out of yearning Sympathy,
and this gave rise to so much Scandal
that they had to go back to the Other
Side to live It down.
MORAL: Beware of Gorernment
IS THE WAY PROVISIONS SHOULD BE
KEPT, AND ARE, IF PLACED IN A
WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SELLERS OF THIS
PORCH AND LAWN
HAMMOCKS, IN GREAT VARIETY. GO
CARTS, THE BIGGEST ASSORTMENT IN
THE TRI-CITIES. PRICED FROM THE BOT
TOM UP. HEYWOOD CARTS, . ALWIN
CARTS, FOYER CARTS.
Da.veiYport Furniture a.nd
125-127 West Third street. Davenport, Iowa.
ARSENAL QUARTET TO SING
Will Give Special Numbers With Pet-
ersens at Watch Tower.
The Arsenal male quartet will fur
nish the special numbers with IVte:
sen's band in the conceit at the Watch
Tower tomorrow. Following is th-j
program for the day:
March "The Cadet" Eilenberg
Overture "All Hands on Deck"...
Selection "A Society Circus"
Produced at the New York hippodrome
with great success.
Waltzes from "Miss Dolly Dollars"
Intermezzo "Fairy Queen". Weiidrirh
Melodies from "His Honor the May
or" Julian Edward'i
"Reed Bird the Indian's Bride
Dave Reed, Jr.
March "The Troubadour" Powell
Melodies from "The Red Mill" Herbert
March "True to the Flag" .Von Blou
Overture "Poet and Peasant". Supp;
Souvenir de Wagner.
Novellette "Lords and Ladies" ...
Waltz "Marie's Dream" Oscar Fetras
a) "The Flower from Home Sweet
b) "Rocked in the Cradle of the
Arsenal male quartet: F. C. Davi
first tenor, A. Stone second tenor,
Roy Corry baritone, Nick Bo
Evening Idylles Barnhouve
Intermezzo "Loves Dream After the
Selection from "The Chaperones". .
Cf Oft For I-a,lief!' $5.00 Organdy Jump- f Q For Men's $L'.r,0 Newest Stvl? CD"""k For $::.". . Finest Stet -1 Ranees
451.0 er Suits. rOC Hats. vPU Made.
y Cjq For Lad'1"5' $1-50 Fine Wash Fur Men's ZZc Summe r Undt r- Jjj For ? 1,0 c''t?r'e Ingrain
A Or For Ladks 00 Uluck Sateen -Jfi For Men's $1.00 Soft Bosom IQ For 2 feet by y f.,ct
Petticoats. OZC Shins. ' ZfO Rugs.
For Ladies' 5oc White Lawn J, For Men's $10.00 Fine Spring For .".fie Linen Ingrain C.ir-
Oft- For Ladies' $2.00 White Lace Pet- QO- For Mc n's $1.50 Striped flf J Q For $2.00 Golden Oik Rock-
w'OC ticoats. OOC Pants. trs.
For Ladies' $2.00 Embroidery For Men's $5.00 Fancy Worried 9$ ' 'G'" Fint Lrnt1"'' Rnrk-
C 1Q For Ladies' $3.00 Patent Leather f For Men's 15c Fine Fancy $T C CI C Ir,r $$-' Fine Vclour
HIt- Oxfords. ZC Socks. Conches.
C For Ladies Ribbed Summer Oft F"r Ioll's $;!-50 Patent leather C?" Oft F"r $'' !0 FillOFt Folding (lo-
JC Vests. $lt3rO Shoes. p4UJO Carts.
4Qn For Ladies' 75c House Slip- f For Men's Regular 2oc Suspen- C For $25.00 Beautiful Si.Ie-
tJG pers. llC ders. WlJ boards.
y1Q For Ladies' $1.00 Wash "PI For Men's $2.00 American Call Qk tZ For $5.00 Finest Gasoline
LTJ2 Skirts. LtJ Shoes. J Sioves.
A For Ladies' $1.25 Percale Wrap- ACr For M'n's "c Leatherette Slip- Qr O For I1(,1' Mattr,'ss arui
jJ pers. TC per.--. &JmJJ Springs.
A Q0 For Ladies' Long Silk "30" For M,'n s ,iluo '" m 10- F,,r Ful1 Size Do,Iar
jJC Cloves. sJJC Overalls. HfJC Sheets.
113 East Second Street Davenport. Iowa.
spending a few weeks with his grand
father, Hon. W. F. Crawford.
I. N. liopes left Monday for his new
home in Aberdeen, S. D. Mr. Hopes i.i
taking his threshing outfit with him.
Miss Owens, the deaconess from the
Normal babyl'old gave a very inter
esting talk at the M. E. churcn
Monday evening. Although but a few
were present, they were pleased wiin
the talk. '
There was a farewell party given al
the home of D. T. Little in honor A
Robert, who leaves this week for Kan
sas, where Mr. Little expects to mnvv
Chicago, Aug. 15. Following are the
market quotations today:
September, 84, St',',, S4 ', 85',.
December, S!i. !Ul.;. S9, !', .
May, ;5 Vi. 'T',. '-Wk. '.;
September, 54. 54, 541-m, 54.
December. 51. '2&. 51. 51.
May, f3'i, 5:., 52. 5:5',.
September. 44, 45, 44, 15..
December, 43, 43, 4:1, 43.
May, 44. 45, 41, 45.
September, lfi.05, , , 1C.05.
September, S.;7, !.02, S.90, S.'J2.
October, closed !.02.
September, S.C.2, 8.C5, S.fi2, S.fi2.
October, S.70, , , S.70.
New York Stocks.
New York, Aug. 15. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas 84. IT. p. 125',. U. S. Steel pre
ferred !'3,i, U. S. Steel common 31,
Reading S'.ni. Rock Island preferred 42, pound, 14c to 15c; geese, per pound,
Rock Island comnum ls. Southern 9 to 10c.
Pacific S2, N. Y. Central 102".. Mis- Butter Dairy, 20 to 22c.
Kinri Pacific f.5. Cleat Northern IIS, Lard 10c to 11c.
Northern Pacific lie. L. ic N. HM, Eggs Fresh, ICc.
Sm Iters ;!, C. F. I. 23, Canadian Vegetables Potatoes, new C5 to 70c.
Pacific 1;.-',. Illinois Central 129A. Livestock.
Penna 1 1 (".', . Erie 20. ('. Aj O. 3n',, Hogs $."..00 to $t',.oo.
B. It. T. 42, B. & (). !2. Atchison Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
S!, Locomotive 50 U, Sugar 112. St. $5.75; lambs, $4.50 to $G.75.
Paul 121, Cupper ',:. Republic Steel Cattle Steers, $3.50 to $5.00; cows
preferred 74 . Republic Steel common and heifers, $2 to $4.00; calves, $4.50 10
20, Southern Ry. 15. $C.OO.
Feed and Fuel.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. Grain Corn, 57 to 5'.'c; oats, 4C to
Rock Island. Aug. 15. Following are Forage Timothy hay, old $12 to $14.
the wholesale quotations on the market new $S to $10; piairie, old $10 to $13,
today: now $7 to $;t; clover, mixed $10 to $12;
Provisions and Produce. f t raw, $7.50 to $S.
Live Poultry Spring chickens 12 He Wood Hard, per load, $5 to $5 50.
to 15c per lb; hens, per lb., 8c to J)e; Coal Lump, bushel, 13 to 14c; slack,
ducks, per pound, 9 to 10c: turkeys, per per bushel, 7 to fc.
fSocletv news, written tir teletluueii
10 th society editor of The Argus, will
he Kindly received ami published. Hut
in either case thf identity of tli sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sitj-
oature and address.1
Streetor-Busch. Miss Julia Buseh
of Rock Island and George W. Streetor
of New Rockford, N. D. were marri.id
this afternoem at 3 o'cleick at the home
of 11. M. Oldefest. 40S Nineteenth
street. Moline. the ceremony being
performed by Rev. Marion Humphreys
of the Central Presbyterian church
The wedding ceremony was witnessed.
by a few intimate friends and rela
tives. Mr. Streetor is well known in
the city where he has frequently vis
ited anil is in the real' estate business
in New Rockford in connection wii.a
E. C. Hart of this city. His bride was
reared in this city and is a prominent
worker in the Central Presbyterian
church. Shei is a trained nurse, being
a graduate of St. Anthony's hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Streetor will make their
home in New Rockford and will be at
home to their friends after Oct. 1.
Fraternal Tribunes Dance. The
dancing party given by the young la
dies degree team of the Fraternal Tri
bunes at the Watch Tower last even
ing was largely attended and proved a
most enjoyable affair. A reception pro
ceeded the dance program.
Will Give Thimble Party. The la
dies of the First Baptist church wbi
give their monthly thimble party at th-?
home of Mrs. R. G. Summers, llll
Sixth avenue, Friday afternoon.
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
(Continued from Page Two.)
ed nome inursuay evening rrom a
months' visit in Michigan and Chicago,
Walter Baker spent Sunday at Mor-!
Harry "Young has started a cleaning
and repair shop.
Work was resumed on the bank
building Monday morning.
Everett Crawford of Davenport is
IS A PLANT OF SLOW GROWTH; IT THRIVES
BY PROPER AND CONTINUOUS ADVERVISING.
IO win the public's confidence, the Hood-light of publicity must be let in
on any meritorious article. No one has faith in the unknown; the ex
pense, therefore, of Kiininjr the public's trust, which means patronage,
is often large, but, in the end, it becomes an invaluable asset, well justifying
the means used to obtain it. Following in the wake of almost all genuinely good
articles, which have won public favor, are the spurious imitations. Colton spoke
indeed truly, when lie said: "Imitation is the sincercst jlattcry" for thus every sub
stitute becomes a tribute to the worth of the original, upon whose popularity it
preys. The very words of the salesman, "Just as good as which he uses in
ottering the substitute, are unintentionally the strongest kind of endorsement for
the original article. They should only tend to strengthen the buyer's confidence
in what he first asked for, and should make it all the easier' for him to say:
Hetoare of Imitations.