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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24,-1907.
THE ROCK ISLAND FURRIER,
DAILY OF HIS
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Inntlon Contains no oath or any ffliia.
and Secretary Cortelyou Las been as
sured'of the hearty co-operation of all
the eteamship companies in carrying
oat the new system.
New Plan will Spare Ocean
Travelers From Many An
noyances of the Past.
A COUNTRY VISITOR.
fter Careful Investigation Secretary
Cortelyou Issues New Rules
for Customs Officers.
SPORTING GOODS STORE
1619 Second Avenue, Rock Island. ,
And when our stock has been
arranged we will show the most
complete line it has ever been
our pleasure to place before our
patrons. We are now located in
our old quarters, 211-212, which
have entirely been rearranged.
We shall he pleased to have you
call and look over our stock and
the styles for the coming sea
son. WE DO FIRST CLASS PRESS
ING AND REPAIRING
Rooms 211-212, Peoples National
H. J. Toher. A. U Anderson.
Private wires to New York and
109 Main Street, Davenport
Phone West 407.
One of the first problems that con
fronted Mr. George R Cortelyou wheu
he became secretary of the treasury
was that involved in t lie cumbersome
and complicated examination by cus
toms otlicers of ocean travelers upon
their arrival in the United States, says
a Washington dispatch to the New
York 1'ost. When lie lirst took up
the question he found hundreds of in
dignant protests from all over the
country, many women Indng among
the number, who complained of the
cielay and inconvenience of baggage
examination bv the customs ollicials.
especially in New York and Boston.
It was wholly characteristic of the
sort of man Mr. Cortelyou is that he
should study this question carefully
before undertaking to find a remedy.
Not until he had personally witnessed
the confusion on board ship and ou
the dock at several of the larger ports
was lie prepared to reorganize the
system. The secretary made public
the new method which he has ordered
placed in operation and which should
be in full swing in time to greet the
home coining European travelers to
ward the end of the summer.
"It is a matter to which I have given
considerable attention," said Secretary
Cortelyou before issuing the new In
structions, "and at my request Assist
ant Secretary Reynolds has worked
out the details of the new system,
which is radically different from that
In operation. I have directed that the
new system shall take effect as soon
as necessary arrangements can be
I made. It should lie in operation about
I the middle of August."
In looking over a large nnmber of
I complaints Secretary Cortelyou found
i two features in connection with the
, examination of passengers' baggage
which were especially annoying to the
traveling public. The first was the
practice of herding all the passengers
into the cabin of the steamship dur
ing the last hour of the voyage In or
' der that a customs official might re-
, ceive their declarations. Experience
has demonstrated that in many in
stances these declarations were uusat
' isfactory to the government officials.
and to any one who has witnessed or
t mirtieinntpd in thn riiwh tlinf mnrl-fl
the end of the voyage this fact is not
surprising. In addition, this herding
process was of considerable annoyance
to the imsseneers.
Olijt-ctecl to the Ontli.
The second objectionable feature
which most of the complainants em
phasized was the oath required when
the declaration was made. Ihe pas
senger under the present system is
obliged to make oath as to" all articles
contained in his baggage, ami as soon
as the latter is lauded on the dock a
customs inspector promptly searches
his baggage to see whether or not the
passenger lias perjured himself. Early
n his investigation of the problem Sec
retary Cortelyou determined that these
two features should be eliminated iu
the interest of decency and that their
abolishment would cause uo reduction
in the revenues or danger to govern
Under the new system declarations
will be distributed to the passengers
during the early part of the voyage
and may be made out by tbem at their
leisure. The form of the declaration
will be simple and straightforward
It will coutain no "trap" clauses, and
its language will be neither complicat
ed nor mysterious. The declaration in
its foreword will instruct the passen
ger to specify the different articles ob
tained by him while abroad, accom
panied by a statement of their cost or
value. Some time during the last day
of the voyage an officer of the ship
will collect these declarations and will
bo held responsible both by the steam
ship company and by the government
for a statement from .each passenger
When the customs officer boards the
ship these declarations will be turned
over to him by the steamship officer
and in tnm delivered to the chief rep
resentative of the surveyor on the
cock. lien the declaration is handed
to the steamship officer a coupon will
be handed to the passenger bearing
the same initial number as the declara
tion. This coupon will be the passen
ger's receipt for his baggage. After
the baggage is landed and as soon as It
ii properly placed on the dock, ready
for customs inspection, the passenger
will present his coupon to the proper
representative of the surveyor and se
cure the service of an inspector, who
will examine his baggage and verify
the declaration previously made on
fcoardship. . The new system of exaui-
Yhe New York Man Felt Above Him,
but Changed His Opinion.
One of the most successful wholesale
NO HERDING OF PASSENGERS y merchants New York city
ever saw had tne peculiar naun ui i--gardiug
as his inferior any man who
was engaged iu a business less gen
teel, as he held, than his own. In his
employ was a young Vermonter, who
felt highly elated when one day a man
from his native town who was visiting
the city called on him. The man was
somewhat crude in his manners, but
he had piled up a fortune in the tin
ware business and in buying up at a
discount in times of panic commercial
paper which he believed was good.
The youth introduced the Vermonter
to his employer.
What business are you m?' asked
the dry goods prince as the two shook
The tlnv-a-a-r business," drawled
Without a word the dry goods mer
chant turned on his heel and bolted
into his private office. He didn't rec
ognize tinware merchants as desirable
'Hold on a minute. Mr. !" shouted
the Vermonter after the retreating fig
ure. "Are those here things goln' to
be paid when they fall due?"
From his wallet the Vermonter drew
several slips of paper, which he held
up to the dry goods merchant's face.
The merchant glanced at them and ef
fusively bade the Vermonter welcome
to his private office. The papers were
notes to the extent of $r0,noO uttered
by the dry goods merchant and which.
unknown to him, the "ermonter had
nought up at a big discount. Brooklyn
yttct x rrr a
To Buy Sample Fvifnilvire and Discontinued Patterns
at a Saving of 25 to 50 Per Cent.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE WERE NEVER SO NUMEROUS NEVER DID OUR FIVE FLOORS PRESENT SUCH A VAST NUMBER OF UN
DERPRICED SPECIALS AS ARE ON SALE THIS WEEK. THE SPECIALS MENTIONED HERE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE MULTITUDE.
WITH PRICES AT HOLBROOK'S ALWAYS LOW EVEN IN REGULAR SEASON YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THEY ARE WHEN CUT IN
These samples are naturally going fast and none of them will remain after
September 1. Govern yourselves accordingly.
.lust wet ivod SCO patterns to choose from, embracing the best goods made.
Wiltons, Velvets, Ilody Brussels, Axminstcrs, Shirvans and Tapestries
$9.50 to $65
OLD TIME CELEBRATIONS.
Happiness the Order of the Day, Tran
quillity of the Night.
The files of old newspapers are a
priceless record of the history and
maimers of their times. In the papers
of 1790 the accounts of public rejoicings
show that these were few in number
and that the method of keeping them
differed widely from our ideas of fes
tivities. Washington's birthday was
perhaps the greatest holiday.
"Industrious citizens," we are told,
appropriated the hour of noon for the
congratulations of the day. Each fam
ily enriched the domestic meal with
bountiful provisions, and gay spirits
and temperate and undissembled joy
pervaded all classes."
There were speeches and processions
and illuminations for the less indus
trious who were willing to give some
thing more than the hour of noon to
the celebration, but the most memora
ble observance of the day was that of
the Harvard students.
"Saying to each other that it would
be disgraceful to pretend to honor
Washington with riot and disorder.
they retired to their chambers before 0
o'clock, and by the time the bells
ceased ringing there was not a light to
be seen in any of the buildings."
Tills is equaled by the summing up
of the celebrations of Fourth of July
for the same year, a day observed with
great rejoicings. No accidents are re
ported, and the editor concludes, "In
short, in every place we heard from
happiness was the order of the day.
tranquillity of the night." Youth's
Urass trimmed beds, spe-
cial, tins sale S3.S5
Massive design iron beds,
special, this sal;' 7.95
Vernis Martin iron bed,
special, this sale i$7.0t
3-piece parlor suit,
special, this sale .
3-piece parlor suit,
special, this sale .
3-piece parlor suit
special, this sale .
Solid oak extension
table, this sale
Sol ill oak extension
table, this sale
table, this sale . . .
table, this s.aie
DRESSERS & CHIFFONIERS.
Solid oak dressers,
special, this sale SS.95
Fancy design dressers,
special, this sale .... 14.65
Solid oak chiffoniers,
special, this sale S5.75
Fancy design chiffoniers,
special this sale 12.35
special this sale 1.90
special, this sale 82.50
Mahogany finish rocker,
special, this sale 3.95
Artistic design rocker,
special, this sale
PARLOR & LIBRARY TABLES.
Oak parlor table, .
special this sale 81.75
Mahogany finish parlor table.
special, this sale . .
Oak parlor table,
special, this sple . .
Oak library table,
If there be any doubt in your mind as to where savings are greatest in the
Tri-Cities come to this store and we will show you.
Terms of This 'WWY TCJ7 H It. t V 109"111 E- 2d St-
Sale Cash Wlf G 2I ifll 0 1 O IT OO il Davenport, la.
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RECORD OF COURT HOUSE.
Judge It. W. Olmsted presiding.
Estate eif Louis P. Youngren. Proof
of posting and publication of notices
to creditors made. The following claims
examined and allowed: Claim of C. E.
Kneberg at $2.10, Dr. E. A. Ch:Mts;rom
t $:!0. Nelson & Johnson at $2;).':.'.
Stein Pros, at $t.12, Charles A. Ilerg-
und at $91.(51, Moline Heat ing & Sou-
truction company at $!!!). 9S, V. A.
Manindale at. $31. SO, II. T. Moss at
23.55, Fegolstrom & Davidson at $113.
Dr. H. D. Prawning at $U. Dr. H. D.
Browning at $S, Dr. C. C. Slo:m at $5
Anna S Crawford, administratrix of e;-
ate of J. P. Crawford, at $10; August
Sundine at $11.30, W. J. Odenf.ahl at
$S, C. E. Battles at $21.sn, A. K. Koli-
The Luscious Grape.
The grape, whose purple flood man
for century after century has con
verted into wine, is a Persian by birth.
Its cradle was on the sunny hills to the
south of the Caspian sea, and there the
ancients ate it and enjoyed its acid
taste. The men of Caubnl ground it
to a elry powiler and ate it with relish
half as a medicine, half because they
liked it. And then those days went by
and we hear of the renowned grapes of
Palestine, which grew In immense
clusters and weighed fifteen pounds to
the bunch. Noah planteel the vine im
mediately after the deluge. The book
of Genesis mentions bread and wine,
and the Israelites complained that
Moses and Aaron had brought them
out of Egypt into a dry and barren
land where there were neither figs nor
A Difficult Feat.
Have you ever tried to stand upright
on a log perhaps a foot across the butt
out In an open lake, keeping your bal
ance to every roll and dip of the log?
Well, If yon had you Wefuld realize bet
ter the man-clous balance of the man
who not only has to do this, but also
maneuver other logs down the current
with a long pike pole, chain booms to
gether with numbed fingers, and,
fact, do the whole of his day's work
Miiile balancing on a twirling, twist
lng, half submerged tree trunk. Wide
ler. I)., at $11. A. E. Koliler, M. D,
at $:n..-vt, Jacob Hager at ?2.75, P. H.
Wessel ar SJI. Ed Nelson at $71.1S.
Ed Nelson at $31,315. Moline Trust
Savings Bank at $57. is. Sylvan loo
company at $S.
Estate of John A. Hanson. Claim of
E. B. Knox examined and allowed at
Licensed to Wed.
Hans Peter I.aursen
Miss Valborg Hansine Larson.
"Everybody Should Know."
says C. O. Hays, a prominent business
man at Bluff, Mo., that Bucklen's Ar
nica Salvo is the quickest and surest
healing salve ever applied to a sor
burn or wound, or to a case of piles.
I've used it and know what I'm talking
about." Guaranteed by W. T. HarU
druggist. C01 Twentieth street. 25c.
If you have any chronic condition that other physi-
cians have advised an operation as tne only
cure, call and consult
DR. O. A. YOUNG
He can cure you without using the knife.
Eat in Haste
and repent with acute indigestion,
heartburn, hiccoughs or flatu
lence. Then resolve never again
to be without a box of these won
derful digestive correctives.
"You'd better get out. Here comes
that idiot Boreham, and he's got a story
he thinks Is new that he'll Insist on
"No, he won't. I'm Immune."
"I told him the story." Cleveland
' ' '
HAD AN AWFUL TIME.
But Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
Diarrhoea Remedy Cured Him.
It is with pleasure that I give you
this unsolicited testimonial. About a
year ago when I had a severe case of
measles I got caught eitit in a hard rain
and the measles settled in my stomach
and bowe'ls. I had an awful time, and
had it not been for the use of Cham
berlain's colic, cholera and diarrhoea
remedy, I could not have possibly lived
but a few hours longer, but thanks to
this remedy I am now strong and we'd.
I have written the above through sim
ple gratitude, and I shall always spe-i'c
a good word for this remedy. Sam II.
Gwin, Concord, Ga. For sale by all
All the news all the time The Argui
Are you owing several small bills in several places, where it takes
all your money each week to pay on these bills? If so, don't, worry,
but come to us, for our business was established to help all those who
We will loan any amount from $5.00 to $200 on household goods,
horses and wagons, pianos, or other personal property, without remo
val, and arrange the payments in either weekly or monthly insta'.l
nients, and then one small payment made either emce a week or once
a month will pay on all your bids.
Seventy-two cents is the weekly payment on a $30 loan for 50
weeks' time, and all other amounts at same proportion.
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If you need money, fill out the blank below and mail to us, and our
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Letters and phone calls givsn prompt attention.
Worse Than He Felt.
Cutting I suppose It did make you
feel mean. Dubbs Will, I should sayl
Why. I felt like a plugged nickel! Cut
tingAh! But what a blessing it is
that we never feel quite as bad as we
look. Philadelphia Press.
Kodol for indigestion and dyspepsia
is a Drenaration of vpeetahle acids nnd I
j contains the same juices found in a !
I healthy , stomach. It digests what youl
Anyone afflicted with a chronic disease should consult Dr. Young.
He can fell you how you feel better than you can tell it yourself. His
method of treating and his new discoveries of medicine are the result
of many years' study, both at homo and abroad. A specialist, such as
Dr. Young, who has for so many years been in cemtact with every con
ceivable stage of chronic troubles, has had every experience in treat
in? nnd online-Them. He cives a patient the correct treatment from
the beginning, and knows just what the effect will be there
guessing or experimenting.
Amount Security .' ' O
Tri-City Loan Co.,
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Third Floor, S. Putnam Building,
Up to Aug. 31
Mrs. Malinda Akers, of Basham, Vaff writes:
"I had what doctors call 'prolapse,' and couldn't
stand straight. I had pain in my back and
shoulders, and was very-irregular and profuse.
Doctors said an operation was needed, but I
couldn't bear the thought of the knife. After tak
ing three bottles of Wine of Cardui, I could walk
around. Can now do my housework and am in
Cardui is a pure, vegetable, medicinal essence?
especially adapted to cure women's diseases. It
relieves excessive periodical pains, regulates
irregularities, and is a
safe, pleasant and re
liable remedy for all
sick women. In suc
cessful use for over 70
years. Try it.
Write us a letter dcscriblar all
your symptoms, and we will tend yen
Free Advice, in plain sealed envelope.
Address: Ladies' Advisory Department,
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta
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