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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JANUARY 2. 1908.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1S24
Second avenue. Rock Island. HI. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W.' POTTER CO.
substantial reductions, the people iu
November will elect those pledged to
I do so. :
For clean cut expression and incisive
English, this is a model. In all his ut
terances Governor Johnson demon
strates that hfe is one of the big men of
I the country.'
TERMS Dntlv i a u,v
Weekly. $1 pr year In advance. Spikngler's Prophecies.
Ail communwti... .mMUi.i J. Spangier of York. Pa., has
character, political or religious, mustwon ..considerable reputation as a
nave real name attached for publics 1 prophet. He " predicted ' in the New
j iuii. no sucn articles will e printed york World ot Dec. 18, 1905, that dur-
'r oouuoui signatures.
Correspondence solicited ' from every
township in Bock Island county.
ing 1906 there would be a destructive
eruption of Mount" Vesuvius, great and
destructive earthquakes In California,
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in
all parts of the world. All of which
He grouped 1907 and 1908 together
in bis ninth bulletin of predictions is
sued in May, 190G. He predicted in
If the new vear lives ud to the 11113 mat earmquanes ana ter-
I .111 VnnF Vj1r
bright prospects, it presents today, it "' "
Will come Drettv near distancing its I eusiug mucu uauiuge. ne im
immediate nredwpssnr "Then finally the great shock wiir
come, wan street win De laiu in me
Thursday, January 2, 1908.
themums being used with ferns and,
palms. The ceremony was followed by f
left last evening for Chicago, where
they will make ''their home at 2427
North Robey. Mr. Ball is engaged in
the wholesale cultivation of carnations
in Chicago. His bride for a number ,
of years has been a teacher in the pub
lic schools of Chicago, and was for
merly engaged as a teacher in this
county. - She has many friends in the
city who join in heartiest congratula
tions. From out of town the guests
were Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kruse. Mr.
and Mrs. J. P Kruse and Peter Kruse
of Swift Current, Canada, Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Jens and Elroy' Ritzma
of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mor
gan of Aledo, and Dr. Edward Morgan
of New Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Ball
were the recipients of many handsome
gifts. . . j
Silver Wedding Anniversary. Mr.
and Mrs. D. Hotchkiss were hosts at
a social gathering of friends last even
ing at their home, 2000 Fourth
avenue, the occasion being their 25th
wedding anniversary. Cards were
played at six tables and a three-
dust. Skyscrapers wijl settle into the course supper was served. In the
Special civil service examinations eartn ana gre wjh swegp the island of games first prize for ladies was' won
"are to be held, that dentists may be Manhattan as it swept Ban Francisco, by Mrs. Stannard of this city, second
secured for the United States army. The statue f Liberty will be thrown DT Mrs. Miller of Davenport and con
In case they undertake to "drill sol- down Hke the colossus of Rhodes, eolation by Mrs. Green of Moline.
diers' teeth, they will come in contact Tjie first earthquake shocks to visit A01 tn gentlemen Mr. Willetts of
with officers of the line. New York will come as a warning from Davenport won first favor. Mr. Miller
God, but they will not be heeded be- Davenport second m Mr. Gibbons
also of Davenport, booby. Mr. and
lun iui urn, au S"U lui guu, miu i Un(nhbi. atn.l
25 Discount on al! Furs 25
'EVER before have the people of the Tri-Cities and vicinity had an op
portunity to tuy REAL FURS at such low prices. Remember, all Furs
are our own manufacture and are made from whole skins only and by expert,
FUR NECK PIECES, MUFFS AND COATS
Mrs. Hotchkiss received numerous
gifts, including a .-cut glass water
pitcher and hand painted plates. Ex-
Rear Admiral Melville, we have the who are in power are too greatly
finest navy in the world, and as it steeped in sin. The earthquake area
4nnm l . ... t u .. i n wl v. cmrrnimriinpr Kpw' Vnrlr will ho larp-A.
Dicama aiuug uu me aiuu.iu mc o Mavor Me Conor-hi p mnrlp. tho nresen-
world, it will be recognized as such. Many towns will be destroyed. There "f ZZZJL
by the nations at whose seaports it I will be severe earthquake shocks in
touches. I Spain within the next few months. The
rivers of Russiaare going to become
T. Richter & Sons,
219-21 West Second Street, Davenport.
tation address. Mr. Kotchkiss gave
his wife a large mirror.
Ramblers Club Entertain. A party
Thpm arp o rrnt mnv things that drv and thre wil1 b great Suffering - M .tol vt'q vMrt
Rock Island can do this year in Indus- tnf4re "om arouSn; eve at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
trial development, park completions, It will be noted that these prophecies Ceurvorst 1927 Lillie avenue Daven
street pavement and interurban tran- cover the years 1907 and 1908. Up to t b the Ramblers club' of this
sit that will make th city one of the ualc "S'" uuucnu uas uuu vc, cit A peanut hunt was one feature
most attractive in the west if the "" 'e"UMUUU uul- lttLcr of entertainment, first prize being
start is made early. omieun issuea in wecemner, isuo. con- awarded to Miss gose Krohn, andcon-
tainea several preaiciions wnicn, 10 to Miss Caroline Teikelsen.
view of recent happenings, may be PrntrrPasvf enm( Wprft tifcii nlaved
I " " J
Andrew Carnegie in his speech at looliei upon with no small WOH(l0r.
me iai wauuuai vivic reuerauon uau" ment Here they are
quet in New York, declared that, "we ..Manymenin the business and finan
muhl u.sm.ss .rom our iiuuus Hcial world will commit suicide because nartv returned at a late hour
v. . j , .or tneir wrong aoings.
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with prizes falling to Miss Julia Beck
and Will Toal. A tempting three
course lunch was served and the merry
troubles and panics." This is rather ,.The year i907 will be filled ' with
uiscouraging 10 tne average congress- warnings to the whole worl(1 of Mg im.
man. anu me nnanciai experts wno pending doom.
ui.niv luCir p.au is me reai luuig. Peopie in many countries will be
Andy is evidently one of the original kilIed Dy thousands by hunger, 'illness,
stand-patters, who having made mil- the sword and the Leasts of the earth
lions out of the tariff is willing to let Therewill be earthquakes in divers
wen euougn aione. places. Islands will disappear and moun-
. . tains no longer will be found."
Club New Year Party.-
The R. S. K. club delightfully enter
tained a number of its tri-city
friends last evening at a New Year's
party at the home of Miss Beryl Will
hite, 1127 Third avenue. The evening
was pleasantly spent in playing games
and at 10:30 refreshments were served.
The house was nrettly decorated in
The benefactions of 190C in the United I In a prophecy issued last Aug. 17, 1 rpd and ereen.
States aggregated more than $100,000,-pi r. spangier said "a period or hnan
000. Those of 1907, as far as account-1 ciai disaster was coming that would 1 Watch Out the Old Year. Tuesday
ed for. foot up. according to the New sweep the country from end to end." evenine John Holdorf of South Rock
York World, $120,000,000. Half of this Facing about, and looking forward island was surprised by a large com-
year's gifts were for "higher educa-1 instead or backward, we are conlront-1 pany of friends at his home to help
tionj while more than $22,000,000 went ed with a formidable array of predic- J welcome in the . new . year and watch
to art galleries, museums and the like, tions of disasters and disturbances for out the old. "Father Holdorf," as he
and nearly $8,000,000 to hospitals, 1908. Here they are: -s called by his friends, was completely
homes and asylums. There have been "Nineteen hundred eight will be a surprised and will long remember the
critics of such a distribution of gifts, year of trouble, such as was never I nanny occasion. After the advent of
Nevertheless, the evidence that the known before.
financial stringency has caused no sus
pension of general good works is gratifying.
The republicans have declared that
tha tariff must not be revised in good
times, because it would upset things.
Now things are upset we must con
tinue to stand pat lest it may make
the new year lunch was served.
Birthday Watch Party. Mrs. Wil
liam Ranson entertained at a watch
party New Year's eve at her home.
"The sea will boil up with a great 11132 Fourteenth street, the occasion
noise. I being also her birthday anniversary
"The city of Boston will sink. Pink and white decorations were used.
"New York will go up in smoke." First prizes in the contests of the ev-
All these things are to happen, ac-ening were won by Miss Laura Schroe-
"Nation shall rise against nation.
"There shall be famines and pesti
lences and earthquakes.
"Rivers will dry up.
SlieTIrgus Daily Sljort Story
"Reversing a Decision" By Edith Melno.
(Copyright. 1907, by C. IL Sutcliffe.) '
the upset more disastrous. Under this cording to Prophet Spangier. on ac-jder and John Lempfert. and the coiiso
cuuiu 01 me wicneaness 01 ine people, nation prize Dy Airs, uow vanmne.
and on account of the high crimes, for The hostess received a number of
tinue to see trust products sold cheap- hich greed irresponsible, by men who pretty favors from the guests
yiau duu aiiciiiY; lkj luu anu oppress
republican logic we must still continue
to pay tribute to the trusts; still con
er abroad than here, still pay trust
high prices instead of participating at
the bargain counter, of trust1 products
so generously spread for the foreign
ers; still continue to let well enough
alone, which being interpreted means
to continue the republicans in power.
But then it will be all right after elec
tion, though it may be a long time af
ter, unless the voters wake up and
turn the rascals out.
Governor Job noon on the Issues.
The New York World publishes a
the people, and "who go unpunished In Honor of Niece. A watch jarty
because they have made "themselves was held New Year's eve at the home
more powerful than the laVvs of the 0f Mrs. B. Wolters, 1317 Fifth avenue,
state and the nation." "But the hn honor of her niece, Miss Mae Roach.
mighty, Mr. Spangier says, "cannot The evening was passed by playing
escape the laws of God," and ill-gotten games, and at a late hour a six course
gains will be wiped out and destroyed. I dinner was served
Mr. Spangler's prophecies for the
year wnich nas just started are calcu-J Will Give Dancing Party. A com-
lated to put to test wnat stall the nlimentary dancing party will be given
"Don't Worry Clubs" are made of. As by Black Hawk tent. No. 14C. K. O. T.
tor Spangier, he appears to be a "lucky I M.. at Math's hall tomorrow evening
dog or a prophet ' despite much lack of from 8 to 12.
fulfillment in his prophecies. No mat
broadside of intPrviews from nrnminPnt ter llow hard h maV knock, the earth
A ... . , , in one year's foretelling, it is always
political ieaders. who were asked to there for Wm to WQrk Qa wfth Wg
tieune tne issues in 1908. Here is what hammer the year after.
Governor Johnson "has to say:
"The commercial and industrial de
velopment of this country has reached
a, -point where the proper adjustment
( ''of right has become the question of
me nour. me present unrest or our tSoclety news written or telephoned
people Is evidence of the determina- to the society editor of The Argus,, win
, . . . ... ,, . , , be gladly received and published. But
lion shared by all that the fundamen- in either case the identity of the gender
tal principles of this government shall must be made known, to insure relia-
ho molnl.hul Thou nnl,lA iho ""iies oiuai oear
". (nature and address. J
nity or labor, equality before the law,
the equal enforcement of the laws and) Ball -Kruse. Miss Anna Kruse,
. entire absence of special privileges. daughter of Mrs. Anna Kruse of South
"Great corporations, especially those j Heights, was married yesterday at
" exercising at least some of the powers high noon to George J. Ball of Chicago,
of government must come to the yeallz-lthe ceremony taking place at the home
ation that they are as amenable to the of the bride's mother. Rev.. W. C.
law as the individual citizen. Schultze of the German Methodist!
"The trust problem is still to be church read the marriage ceremony in
Bolved, but, while searching for the the presence of about 35 relatives and
complete remedy, we can at least with- near friends. Miss Maria Kruse serV-
draw from their grasp the special priv-led her sister as bridesmaid and Dr.
ileges they have enjoyed under a high I Edward Morgan of New Boston a cou-
protective tariff. j sin of the groom, was best man.
"It r ;t be apparent that our pres-j . Preceding the ceremony Elroy Ritz
ent t while mainly responsible, for I ma of Chicago sang the German ver-
the;."" ytenjce of the trusts, is, in addi- sion of "The Rosary" and, Browmelfs
Uor tax upon the masses for the "Four Leaf Clover," and following the
bent yl of the few. ' ceremony he sang "Love Me, and the
"The farming of taxes in France, be- World is Mine." The wedding march
'fore the revolution, was no more ini- was played by Mrs. Arthur Jens of
-qultous than is our present tariff "sys- Chicago. The. bride was beautiful , in
tern. The year 1908 will be a memora- a gown of white silk mull, and she car-
ble one for the struggle of eaual rights ried bride's rosea and HHp of tha vol.
- and American ideals; the year will see ley. The bridesmaid wore yellow silk
, tariff reform accomplished or well un-1 mull and carried white carnations.
der way; for if the present congress! The house was decorated In the wed-
- does not at '.the present session make ! ding colors, yellow pnd white, chrysan-
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ITOF AVC '
Rock Island. III.
THE SALE OF A WATCH
Often is merely a matter of sales
manship. But thiogslare in some
respects no different now from
the time of Tneophratus, who
said "Smoothness is an encoun
ter for the most part not more
honest than It should be."
Our success as watch dealers
is based entirely upon giving
people exactly what they want
If you say Elgin, that is what
you get or, in other words, we
have no watch hobby.
MO? IV AVC
Thomas nenderson Howie stepped
grandly from the elevator, rather re-
sentful of the elevator boy's patroniz
ing pat ou the head. Men who came
downtown on business should not be
patted, on the head even If their moth
ers do possess foolish ideas that curls
are cute. Men on business bent always
act importantly and should be treated
The pat had the effect of stiffening
Thomas Henderson Howie's small
backlwne to an unusual degree of ram
rod stiffness, and it was a very pom
pous sis-year-old who entered Dorring
Tim Dorriugtou looked up from a
pile of papers with a genial smile.
"Welcome to our city, Mr. Thomas
Henderson Howie.", he tried. "Aud
what good fortuue brings you to the
office? Surely you are not about to bo
sued for breach of promise? I am
afraid of that little Houston girl, or
peilhips it is the embezzlement of pre
serves again!" 1
' "It's n letter;' explained Tommy
stiffly, as he delivered the square
white envelope into Tim's trembling
hands. "I will le going now," he add
ed as lie turned away.' Tim raised his
"Wait a moment, please.", he askod.
"There may be an answer."
Tommy climbed into the biggest
chair and settled himself with quaint,
old fashioned gravity, while Dorring
ton opened and read the note. Twice
the man read it. though the first time
the words 'had seared themselves Into
It was a cold, almost curt note In
which Jessie Howie acknowledged the
honor he had done her in offering to
make her his wife, an honor she de
clined, regretting that there had been
anything In their friendship to lead
him to believe that the friendship
might grow to greater intimacy.
Dorriugtou smiled bitterly as he read
the last few lines. Surely he had had
every reason to hope for a favorable
answer to his letter. Jessie had been
tenderness itself. With a sigh be
thrust the letter into his pocket and
turned to his small visitor.
"I regret, Thomas Henderson Howie,"
be said In the playful banter that had
Iieen suggested by the child's quaint
dignity"! regret that my pleasurable
anticipations of a wild dissipation In
soda water aud candy in celebration
of an important event have been dash
ed to earth. But man turns to drink
both to express his joys and drown his
sorrows. Therefore I pray you to de
scend with me to the drug store on the
ground floor and assist me iu the lat
ter ceremony. They have hot choco
late with whipped cream."
"No, thank you," said Tommy polite
ly. "I don't want any soda."
. '.'PerhapKXjou prefer the stronger
tipple of beef tea?" suggested Dorring-
ton. "It Is a cup that cheers without
Inebriety and can be. rendered quite
palatable if you use enough celery salt
to disguise the flavor of the beef ex
tract Shall we go?" -, 1
"I doVt want to go with you," said
Tommy,' stolidly. "I don't like you
any more. You make Jessie cry."
"That," said Tom, "is what they call
an Inversion ol facts. Your sister has
made me cry" ' -
"I'm glad of if said Tommy cruelly.
"You made her cry lots."
"You are sure?" asked Dorrlngton
quickly. "She was crying over my
; "Lots," . declared Tommy with a
sweeping gesture that suggested a
very, flood of tears. " went to her
room to get her to sew the tail on my
dog again. She was crying awfully,
and she -was kissing your letter and
,Dorrington moved closer to the boy.
"You don't remember what she said,
do you?" be pleaded gently. "See it
you can't think. Tommy, boy. Try bard,
Thomas Henderson Howie knitted
his brows thoughtfully and assisted
the mental, process by solemnly, wrig
gling his right foot. '
"It was something about a mean
sacrifice." he said at last "Sacrifices."
he added informatively; "is w here" the
Indians kill people and burn 'em up."
The operation is bloodless and the
fires are internal nowadays." said Dor
rlngton softly. "What else did she
"She said 'How can I do it?' and
then she cried some more," continued
Tommy. "Then there was something
about for father's sake, and mother
came in and said something about
duty and then something about Mr.
Boweu, aud Jessie cried lots more, and
the"u she wrote the letter, and she
gave me a penny for uyself and
For a moment Dorring-ton sat stun
ned. He had Invested heavily In sub
urban real estate, and much of his cap
ital was tied up In laud, but Dorriug
tou had not guessed that Mr. Howie's
need was so great that he had been
compelled to go to Bowen.
For nearly, a year Cyrus Bowen had
sought to make Jessie the fourth Mrs.
Boweu. Mrs. Howie had favored his
suit, for the matron wus ambitious for
her daughter, but It must have been
dire need that caused blunt Henry
Howie to add his influence. Dorriug
tou tufned to Tommy.
Thomas Henderson Howie," he said
quietly, "I pledge you the word of one
man to another, that I did not make .
Jessie cry. Will you mind the office a
He swung the youngster Into the bin
;hair before the roll top desk, supplied
him with a pencil and pad and slipped
from the room. It -was less than a
block to tlje-jofficu ..buildinir in which
Dorrington entered the private office
of the operator.
"You will pardon my abruptness,"
liegan Tom, "but I have just had n
letter from Jessie refusing an offer of
marriage. From what Tommy says I
imagine that her refusal is influenced
by the fact that you need Bowen's as
sistance, and she is the bonus for the
loan. Am I right?"
For a moment Henry Howie's hands
clinched and uucliuched themselves
nervously. The. blunt statement of
facts roused him to anger, but the
white, tense face of the man before
him restrained him from pitching Tim
01 jour nosings. jk you want a
Twenty minutes later
burnt Into Li.. own o3ice.
"Tommy boy," . be cried, "for your
great services let us get soused oil
soda and then buy out a candy store
aud take it up to Jessie. You've en
abled uie to beat Bowen at bis own
game and wiin? Jessie's tears away.
Soused' is a vulgar word. Tommy,
boy, but it' expressive of my feelings,
and to your uticauny powers of ob
servation I owe the fact that I've re
versed the decision." .
1863 WINTER LIKE THIS,
BUT ABOUT JAN. 1, WOW!
De Witt's Little Early Risers are the
best pills known. Sold by all druggists.
I THE BEST WAY I
e To Begin
I THE NEW YEAR
25 Sit down and sum up your bills,
putting those of the butcher, the
grocer, the rent man, the insur-
J2 ance agent, etc., etc., all in one
2 amount, then come and see us t
I ? and give us an opportunity to ex- V,
IS nl.iin our nlan for relievinsr vour
Old Resident Recalls Hauling ofx Coal "financial nains."
to Keep Confederate Prisoners
An old resident recalls that in the
winter of 1S03 the weather up to the
holidays was much of the same sort as
we have had this season. About New
Our CO weeks' plan:
fj $1.20 is the weekly payment on
21 a $50 loan.
w All amounts at same propor- tZ
52 tion. . . 2
v If you investigate our methods o
Year's day a storm broke and there !J3 you wju be convince! that we
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was a week of snow, winding up with
one of the most severe cold sr.ills that!
was ever experienced. Severe suffer-!
ing followed. There were at that time
several thousand confederate prisoners
confined "at Reck Island arsenal, aud
It required great effort to keep them
from freezing to death. All the teams
tbat were available were pressed into
service to haul coal and supplies to the
island. A number of farmers who had
driven to the city and who had remain
ed rather than face the storm on their
way home were among those forced by 2
. 1. .-1 ! . .!..;... . . , .
nit; iiiijitui; uuuiunues io nam coai i
have the easiest and best method JJ
for helping you that there is. JJ
PLENTY OF MONEY to loan 2
and PLENTY OF WAYS for you
to pay it back.
Y "We make loans in the city and tZ
alj surrounding towns and coun
tryV ' . . n
WRITE TO US.
Every Transaction Strictly Con- w
"When attacked by a cough or a
cold, or when your throat is sore, it is
rank foolishness to take any other
medicine than Dr. King's Xew Discov
ery," says C. O. EldTidge of Empire,
Ga. "I have used New Discovery
seven years and I know it is the best
remedy on earth for coughs and colds,
croup, and all throat and lung troubles.
My children are subj?ct to croup, but
New Discovery quickly cures every at
tack." Known the world over as the
king of throat and lung remedies.
Sold under guarantee at all druggists.
50 cents and fl. Trial bottle free.
This is the season when your bloDd
needs purifying; if the blood is pure
of the office as he longed to do. and healthv you'll be well. The most
iked Tim, and It hurt him to give J reliable blood re
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.
2 2WZ Brady St, Davenport, la. 1
New Phone 242. Old Phone 15
H N.-2425. -
2? Open Wednesday and Saturday
2 nights. v
pain to the young fellow.
"You are not entirely correct in your
premises," he said at length. "I. be
lieve that Jessie does contemplate mar
riage with Mr. Bowen. Bowen has
promised to come to my aid in an ex
tremity. That Deepdale tract has been
a heavy burden to me. Boweu will
take it at what I paid and pay cash.
This will enable me to save other in
vestments. Naturally Jessie is grate
ful to the friend who has come to my
rescue and looks with favor upon his
suit. I tell you this that you may un
derstand. Of course it will go no fur
ther." "I thank you for your confidence,
whujh will lie respected. But I want
to ask what you are getting for your
Deepdale holdings." '
Howie looked at the younger man in
surprise.' "I presume that you have a
reason for asking," be said. "The sum
Is $10,000. That is $200 more than I
gave for the laud." . ;
"Boweu is generous in. the extreme,"
said Dorrington, with a sneer. "No
doubt you are aware that the Central ,
and Suburban plans a cutoff to the 1
main Hue that strikes the property?
That will be better than he trolley
which was not built I am junior coun
sel for the road, and I know that Bow
en has known this for two weeks."
For a moment Howie shrank back,
stunned at the treachery of Ma fan
cied benefactor.- Bowen would make
a handsome profit from bis supposed
"I suppose this is -the reason you
seek Jessie's hand," sneered the elder
man, stung to a retort as an outlet to
"Not at all," said Dorrington calmly.
"My reason for speaking now is tbat
they purchased my old homestead for
a - model town.' They are to build
their shops there. I bad aot thought
remedy is Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea, Nothing can da
more good. 35 cents, tea or tablets.
Harper House pharmacy.
De Witt's Carbollzed Witch Hazel
salve is especially recommended for
piles. Sold by all druggists.
Costs a Little More Than Other..
Sold by all dealers In the trl
cities. Retail price now $1.85
per sack. If your grocer won't
fill your order for OCCIDENT,
telephone North 1024-Y, and we
will see that you are supplied.
Russell Miller Milling Co.,
Room 8, Masonic Temple, Daven
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Calendars and Wall Pockets
ON SHORT NOTICE 500 STYLES TO SELECT FROM. IMPORT
ED, DOMESTIC, AND ART, FROM THE LOWEST TO THE H!GH
EST PRICE. CAN SUIT YOUR NEEDS. IF WE RECEIVE YOUR
ORDER TODAY, CAN DELIVER TQMORROW. .
L. E. WEST GUM CO.,
1510-1512 SECOND AVENUE.
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
' .i Dentist. ,': '
1715 Second Ave nut.