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THE ARGUS, FRJPAY. OCTOBER 25. 1907.
PLAYS SNAKE JOKE
Quentin Roosevelt Livens Up
'White House With Some
of His Pets.
DASHES IN ON ROLLER SKATES
Makes .'Attorney General Bonaparte
Hurriedly Ascend Back of Chair
,j and Lacy Climb Table. f
Three healthy snakes, under the aiA
pices of QtiPUtin Roosevelt, recently
broke up a conference, between the
rcsident of the United States nnd the
attorney general thereof, gave the a!
leg-d author of the Hepburn rate bill
n f-hnnce to pose as a snake charmer
and reconciled John F. Lacey to his
retirement from public life, says a
Washington specinl dispatch to the
New York Times.
. Quentin had n couple of snakes ft
Oystfr Bay. Shortly before the de
parture one of fhc reptiles turned up
missing. Quentin was inconsolable
and requisitioned the whole family
from his august father' down into a
search. At last the snake was given
up as hopelessly lost. The other day
however, Quentin dashed into the
room where the president was adding
n few touches to his annual message,
flopped A 'damp snake down on the
doi-ttuient which the frenzied financiers
of Wall street ore awaiting so eagerly
"Ging to STiow my father my new
snakes." responded Quentin
"But the attorney general is with
him, and they may not want to see
the snakes," argued Loeb.
'Oh. yes, they will." argued Quentin
confidently; "my father likes snakes."
Loeb finally prevailed on him to sit
down nnd wait, but tlie length of the
conference got on h.is nerves, and when
Loeb was not looking Quentin opened
the door nnd skated in.
- Quntloa of Inf riniceiueiit.
"This question of infringement," the
attorney general was saying. ."The
question is whether on infringement of
tbe enabling act is or is not a substan
tial one.: If only a minor infringe
mentwow." So saying the Attorney
general hurriedly ascended the back of
his chair. Before him was a boy on
roller skates with n king snake twined
around one arm and two subsidiary
makes coiled, around the other, all
with their mouths hospitably open in
the attorney general's direction
"What's the matter?" demanded
Quentin. "Aren't they Jovely snakes?"
"Quentin." said the president eonfi
dentially, "I don't believe Mr. Bona
parte is much interested in snakes.
Suppose you go into the next room,
Tete Hepburn and Laeey are In there,
and they are very fond of snakes."
Into the next room skated Quentin,
with the look on his face, as one of the
four participants in the scene. after
ward said, "of one absolutely sure of
mcetiug two congenial spirits."
"See what I've got," sang Quentin.
"Look at what the boy has, Fete,"
said Lacey, with n fond smile.
"Toy snakes twined round his arm.
Wonderful, isn't it? How lifelike they
make the things nowadays! Come
here, son, and let me holy Moses!"
And Lacey climbed a table.
NO MORE BUILDING
J. J. Hill Declares Railroad Con
struction is Definitely at
- . a Standstill.
NOT SUFFICIENT TERMINALS
Claims Necessary Development Cannot
Be Made Owing to World-Wide
Scarcity of Money.
FOR YOUR NEXT SU IT OR COAT
and shouted gleefully:
Here he -Is. I thought you'd be, . ,.,:. ,.- fhA nr(,sMf n.wvi
glmi to know that he's come back." ,uto ,lle room grinuingi The klng
.The president dissembled his joy and Bnake had wrijIC,e(1 up inside Qucn
coMNPd Quentin away. . tiu-s s,eeve SQ tlmt onJ tbe t, of u,s
inn tl tamilr rt tn W niiln n-tnn ! ... . -
It was ascertained that the runaway
snake was a little tired and that his
colleague was not much better, so
Quentin was instructed to take them
both down to a snakeologist named
Schmitz nnd have them rejuvenated.
Quentin appeared so sad ovef having
to iart with his Tets even Mr a day-
or two that Schmitz, to console hiin,
loaned him a king snake and two sec
ondary serpents. Quentin skated up
Pennsylvania avenue in hot haste,
wi(h snakes twined around both arms,
and dashed into the executive mansion
without stopping to take off his roller
At that moment the president was In
djp conference over the Oklahoma
institution u, ,with ' Attorney .General
Ffia parte, . irid in the next room Itep-.
rewntatlve. W. P. Hepburn and ex
Itepresentatjve John P. Lacey were
a Jya itiug their ' turn, Quentin Was
f peediug through the outer office,
skates' -a.nd all;, on his -wayto Jhe con
ference room when Mr.L Loeb' dexter
ously surrounded him and asked what
he was Rofntt to do, -.
pealed to Hepburn to get him out. and
the chairman of the interstate and for
eign commerce committee of the hoiuo.
trying to look as if he liked it. had hold
of the snake's tail nnd was trying his
best to pull him forth.
"I'oud of snakes, Pete?" chortled the
Hepburn mustered a feeble sitnula
crum of a jovial grlu. pulled the snake
out and wiped his brow.
Later in the afternoon Quentin
brought the snakes to his father and
Bald there was something the matter
with them. The president looked and
discovered that the king snake was
swallowing one of the others. With
some difficulty he rescued the" junior
serpent and returned to his work.
Blackheads, blotches and pimples aro
caused-by the impVopej. actlpn'pf :the
bowels. Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea regulates the bowels, nakes your
complexion clear aud, beautifijlr gives
you that healthy look. Ja cents, tea
or tablets. Harper-House pharmacy.
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"jpllE TkaaksgiviiiK Linen Sale continuos
The saving are unusual and should deep
ly interest every housewife. Assortments re
main unbroken in regard to patterns. 15
discount is beiifg offered oil' all unheinmed,
bordered Pattern Cloths.
Sale Stylish Dress Skirts at $4.48
SOME are skirts that have come to us at special prices:, others are
from our regular lines 15'J fashionable skirts in all and embody
the usual quality, workmanship and style characteristic of garments
celling at $C ,"$C.7 and $7.50.
The materials are novelty effects in
, . various stripes and checks in tan and .
gray and in dark, serviceable colors, - ,
also black, blue and brown hard-finished
There is. a large variety of styles, sonic full plaited or plaited with
folds at bottom, others attractively trimmed with velvet .and braid.
Perfect in every detail of making and finish in all lengths. J
Choice during sale S 4.48
s Second Floor.
Yard-wide Black Taffeta, yd. 98c
THE statement that this silk is a regular $1.10 value conveys but a
...tnerc idea of its excellence. Its beauty lies in the lustrous finish
and fine texture, and really ought to be seen to be fully appreci
ated. Specially priced for tomorrow, yard 08c
All wool black Storm Serge, $1 -the
. splendid service giving qualities of this
has earned for it the name of being one
of the best wearing materials made.
Come 52 inches wide. Special,
lllack Chiffon Panamas, $1.50 these make up stylishly .and the hard
finish slicds the dust readily, making them a serviceable fabric. The
very sight of these suggests many possibilities for handsome tailored
suits; 56 inches wide; priced, .
; ; S1.50
. West Aisle.
Ask to See "Detirah" Black Silks.
"Why do I think that railroad build
ing in the United 'States is a thing of
the past?" said James J.-Hill, presi
dent o the Great Northern railroad, to
the New York Times correspondent al
Minneapolis the other day.
"I don't think anything about it. 1
know. I certainly am glad that tbr
inland waterways commission visitedJ
nere (Minneapolis), even if it didn t
stay long, for the after effects,wi:i be
great. . The question of transportation
Is a leading one iu the country on ac
count of the great distances. Invest
ment in such facilities is next to the
value of the soil on which we live.
"Twenty-five years ago - railroad
thought that, like the sacred cows of
India, no profan hand would be laid
on them, but profane hands were lai I
".This country today is in most im
minent danger from want of trans
portation. Business has. grown so that
the railroads can't handle it. If fror.i
the 1st to the iSth of November you
undertake -to ship a carload of flour
from Minneapolis to Liverpool you
can't get a bill of lading to New Yo.k
in thirty days, or, if you get it. this
goods, will not be; -delivered."'' It is a
physical Impossibility.1 ' ' 1
"The trouble is there are not suf
ficient "terminals. Terminals arc like
hands and, feet to men. The head may
save'him, but he will make a poor race
without feet. Trunk lines are mort
gaged to the fifth time, and" money'
can't be raised.
"Some time ago I asked a real estate
man what it would cost to get a tier of
blocks, one of the narrowest, from tho
Harlem river to Thirty-third street.
New York. He came back in a week
and said that $."0,)00,000 would not
buy It. That means that it would cost
for terminals alone $10o.000 a mile for
every mile from Chicago to New York
tie fore the line was built. The rail
roads can't " pay ' rent on such high
priced property. - ;
"This matter of transportation is a
niost urgent one. Teople think there i?
no linit to what th rijronds c:ni do.
There is a rery present limit, to many
railroads in the volume of business. wo
have to do. It takes money to run rail
roads. Last 'year the J rent" Northern
earned o.CS per cent. ;. . ..
' ."The Great Northern is -bonded .to
less than $40.000.0CK: of Its valuV, but
people are not anxious to invest-in a
railroad w hich' pays only 5.0S per cent ;
and have to sit up nights planning hov.
to, defend the property when they can
get ami s per cent rrom otuer secu
Want Frit World Over.
"I reieat that railroad building has
stopped in this country. There is a.
want of money in every center. Where
business has grown the fastest there is
the greatest want, as in Germauy and
the United States. Newspapers tell us
the trouble is in Wall street. I know
lictter. The trouble is in our own
v"Is Wall street in trouble when it is
now getting 0 and 7 per cent and when
last year it got 3 and 'SVj per cent?
Hardly. The scarcity of money is
worldwide, it is not time for political
"There was a bad time last,, winter
when a total of 107 fcills were passi
by the state legislatures ng:ibit tiu'
railroads. Not one of 111610 was based
on information. They did hae a hear-"
ing in Minnesota and invited testimo
ny, but the report was contrary to -the
testimony given. " ''"" ' . -T. '
"Traffic Is growing five times as fast
as the mileage, and we are up' against
a stone .wall. Even the amovfnt needed
to put us in a condition where w?
ought to be is so large as to be beyond
th'V possibility of the country to fur
nish. We might as well put railroad
Improvement out of thp question. Th?
public will use what they have got
until they get more, and that will not
be in a short time."
"But what is your remedy for pres
ent evils?"' asked the correspondent.'
"The newspapers talk of a deep
channel from Puluth to St. rani," In
said. "Suppose we build a canal.
Where are yon going to get water to
float the boats? , The water would
have to be pumped 150 miles."
He-then suggested a canal placed on
rockers, into which a little water could
be flooded from one end and then
tilted with jackscrews so tljat boatJ
would be floated to the other end.
' But let us do what can be done.
There are others in the World beside3
ourselves, and some of them are ac
tive. There is talk of a canal from the
lakes by the Ottawa river to Montreal.
This would put MontreaMifteeu miles
nearer Duluth than Buffalo is, and it
would be almost Impossible fo get traft
fic to take the'longer route. Chicago'
wants a ship canal and would be glad
to nave one Duur. out mere are
1 some difficult problems. Where will
i you get the watert The shores of the
great lakes touch two countries, and
people at the upper epd of the lake
: will object if enough Is taken to oper
ate such a canal.
r "But don't delay the whole move
ment on this account. There is water
enough from St. Louis down to make
channel. All -the movement wants is
a man with Intellect and money to pay
the bills. Such a channel would save
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WHY PAY MORE?
The People's Will Sell It For Less
If you have not been to our store recently you arc probably not aware of the sur
passing styles we are now selling. Many of the best dressers of ydur town are
willing to verify our statement that the garments.for Men and Women we sell this
Fall are 50 per cent better in quality and 25 per cent lower in price.
Russian Pony and Caracul Coats
In addition to the immensely large stock of new designs in ladies'
cloth suits and coats we are now showing new styles in Winter
coats, made of the new Caracul and Persiana cloth, 27 to 34 inches
long, varying in price from $17.98 to $35. We also have a choice
selection of long Kersey coats with fur collars, cither satin or fur
lined, $22.50 to $39.50.
Men's Brown Suits & Gray Overcoats
You can always depend upon finding the newest and most correct
styles at the People's store. We have exclusive designs in ready-to-wear
clothincr. or we make it to your measure. .We have established
a reputation the country oyer for making high grade clothing, eliminating the high
LI 15th St.
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AMERICA'S LARGEST AND MOST POPULAR RETAIL CLOTHIERS. CONDUCTING BRANCH STORES
EVERYWHERE. LOOK FOR THE ELECTRIC SIGN, "CREDIT."
rrnm a to o Cents on everji iumi;:i ui
grain exported; Such a canal. tV-nu
St. Louis to New Orleans, will ba
worth as many rannma canals as you
Then he said that a six foot channel
with a three mile ait hour current
would not.be.suCicieiit. If grain could
lie carried thus in boats and liic boals
could lie sold at the end of the trip
for ready money.. the companies haul
ing grain would about break oven." Hut
the craft must come back, ami it costs
money to go against the current. Un
less twelve or thirteen feet of water
were available boats would not be in a
position to do cheap transporting.
Mr. Hill said this country ins mad 3
as good use of its 'railroads as any.
He said that, the railroads of Kngland
are capitalized at $2:;o. .mm por mile
and that they average r0i,'0 ton
miles per annum and only pay half the
wages we do liorr. The roads here on
a capitalization of $57.00O n mile mtrke 1
a showing of SOft.fXM) ton miles per an
num. "The question of transportation."
continued Mr. Hill, "is a question this
country is up against. There isa cry
ing need for the improvement of tlij
Mississippi river. It can't le delayed.
Kvery day it costs more mul mora
money to every one in the Missfssippi
I valley as far cast as Columbus. O.
Don't delay the work for a canal be:
tween here and Lake Superior. We
shall need more raiu'tban we have
been getting to run that." '
Mr. Hill gave some statistics of the
falling off of trade that the Oreat
Northern has carried on with .Tapau.
When that service was begun the road
carrie'd 5.000,00(1 tons annually. For the
year that ended Iletv 31. inai. it car
ried Sl.f342.aW tons. The next year it
dropped "to 42.000.000 tons, and this
year At is much less.
"There Ja nothing we can furnish
Japan cheaper than' others do," said
Mr. Hill.; "The meuus of transporta
tion are arrested now, and it will be a
' long- time before tley will bo started
1 again. We can't raise money. The
ry"dr::iV ija.v; giitio sfar a.s.Jhvv can
in increasing the capacity ot tnc pres
"What we have suffered iu the past
is nothing to what we shall suffer in
the .'future. I would not be surprised
if congress is asked for money to con
tinue bHilding railroads. The people
will do it. They are not bad."
No Long Grsen; Long Pink New.
Hie American Bankers' association
while in session at Atlantic City. N.
J., adopted a resolution requesting th?
secretary of the treasury to have bills
of different denominations printed on
paper of differenf colors, says the New
York .Touvtfal. The idea is that a batik
teller's desk can 1 more readily han
dled by re.-ison of the case with which
bills can bo niled uu according to their
color. 1 he colors kchIm on for t ho
different denominations are: Slate. 51;
brown. i?2; green. $r: blue. $10; yellow,
$20; pink, $50; white, 5100 and over.
Specialists are going hack to na
ture's remedies as being the best, llo'
listcr's Rocky Mountain Tea has been
nature's best remedy for '30 years.
Recommended a?id used by specialists.
33 cents,' eat or tablets. Harper House
Quinsy, Sprains and Swellings Cured.
"In November, 1901, I caught coid
and had the quinsy. My throat was
swollen so I could "Hardly breathe. I
applied Chamberlain's Pain Balm anl
it gave me relief in a short time. In
two days I was all right," says Mrs.
L. Cousins, Dtterburn, Mich. Cham
berlain's Pain Balm is a liniment an 1
is especially valuable' for sprains and
swellings. For sale by all druggists.
for 1 2 Years
Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Pills
effect a cure after everything else
failed. - , .
It took Mrs. James H. Titus, of 107
Clinton St., Warren, Pa., many years to
realize- that there was only one way to
cure nervous dyspepsia. That ail the
digestive mixtures and Bitters in the
world would not do it. and that the only
true way was to tirst put the nervous
pysm that controls, the organs of di
gestion in perfect working outer so that
the food miitht be properly bandied and
digested. She says: "Dr. Ary. Chase's
Nerve Pills are just splendid. M
stomach bothered me for twelve years
food digested slowly heavy after eat
ing. I was fearfully dizzy by tpells
and very nervous. I tried everything
other medicines, doctors, anything I
was told to, bat the Nerve Pills I got
cured me.1 I feel well In every way
today no weakness or dizziness, and
dlgf.st!on splendid. I can not recom
mend tham too strongly to others as I
believe the medicine to be unequaled
in Its ability to cure such troubles. It
certainly acted like magic with me."
E0c a bo at all dealers or Dr. A. W.
Chase- Mocicine Co.. Buffalo, N. T.
None genuine without the signature and
portrait of Dr. A. . Chase.
For Sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
V 111 Hi J . Jt'lf
"IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO BE HAPPY
WHEN LIFE MOVES ALONK LIKE
A SONG, BUT THE MAN WORTH
WHILE IS THE MAN WHO CAN '
SMILE WHEN EVERYTHING GOES
And when things go wrong regarding money matters, he doesn't let
that worry him long. He knows where he can get -riglHtd. If there's 4
a pressing bill to pay, or extra expense jo meet, he borrows the money
of us to "make good," maintains his credit, and remains smiling and
happy. When he's ""flush," he pays us back and everybody is satisfied.
Isn't that the better way? It beats worrying and keeping creditors '
worried. Let us help YOU Ret rid "of .YOUR worry. Iet us loan you
the money yon need. We loan from $10 up on housebofd furniture,
.pianos, horses, wagons, and other personal property, without removing
the property; ail without noise or notoriety and on the best and easiest
terms in the city. Come in and get Eume money and get happy. A
square deal beforehand AFTER you get the money. Write or phone us
If you find it inconvenient to call. ...
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL A LTNDE BLOCK, ROOM S8, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hour, Hm.to6p.io, and Saturday vnln. Ttlaahona
west 514; new telephone 6011.
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