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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, IS02.
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Anty Drudge Goes Shopping on Washday.
Anty Dnidfje "Is there anything I can get you down
town, Mrs. Weary? I am going shopping this after
noon." Mrs. Weary "What! Shopping on washday! Why, I've
just got my clothes ready for the line."
Anty Drudge-"And mine are all ironed. I'm not a bit
tired, either, so I'll spend the afternoon at the bargain
counters. If you had washed the Fels-NaDtha wav.
you could join me.
Fels-Naptha soap will make kitchen
work easier, just as it does the washing of
clothes. Fels-Naptha will clean anything
that is cleanable, and do it far better and
quicker than any other soap.
Try it on your pots, pans, dishes and
other kitchen utensils. It will "cut" the
grease quick as a wink and leave them
right and shiny. It will clean glassware
and china, and polish them at the same
' And because it will do this far better
in cold or lukewarm water, there is no
danger of breaking fragile glass and china
by putting them in scalding water.
Kitchen sinks, shelves, cupboard and
floor should all be scrubbed with
Fels-Naptha. It whitens woodwork as
well as cleans it, and neither roaches nor
ants will infest a kitchen where the clean
ing is regularly done with Fels-Naptha,
and chips of the soap placed where they
Follow the easy directions on the
red and green wrapper.
FOB SOSES ULCEUS
There is but one way to cure an old sore or chronic ulcer, and that is
to remove the cause that produces and keeps it open. No matter where
located, any sore that remains until it becomes chronic does so because of
impure blood; the circulation constantly discharges its polluted matter into
the place and it is impossible for nature to heal the sore. S. S. S. heals
sores and ulcers by purifying the blood. It removes every trace of taint
or impurity from the circulation, and thus completely does away with the
canse. No local application reaches below the infected flesh at the spot,
end forthis reason can have no curative effect on a sore or ulcer; while
- such treatment is being used alone, the germs and impurities are constantly
Increasing in the blood and the sore is bound to grow worse. When S.S.S
has cleansed the blood and enriched and purified the circulation the
place begins to take on a more healthy appearance, the different symptoms
show improvement, the flesh around the ulcer gets firm, new skin and
tissues are formed, and aided by pure, rich blood, nature provides a perfect
and lasting cure. Under the tonic and blood-purifying effects of S.S.S., the
system is built up, and those whose health has been impaired by the drain
and worry of an old sore will be greatly benefited by its use. Book on
Sores and Ulcers and any medical advice free to all who write.
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POlj DRY FARMING
Big Congress to Be Held at
Billings, Mont., to Discuss'
VAST AREA IS INTERESTED
Sciiiiarid Lands, 200,000,000 Acres
in Extent, to be lieneiited by
Our prices are just the same as during the past
12 years and the portrait alone would cost you
Our Work is Known to be
of the Best.
And to have this large one to keep yourself is
just the thing.
Get them now.while it lasts.
Opposite Harper House. .
Entrance by Kamser'i. - SOCS ISLA2TD
It is expected that great impetus to
the movement fur t!ie rapid settlement
of the ZMU.OOU.cot) acres of ticmhirid
lands hi the west :ii:d south will be
given by the fourth dry farmiux eou
gress. which will he he!d at Millings.
Mont'.. Oct. Hi. 21 ami L'S. The attend
ants at the congress is er petted to he
An exposition filled with exhibits of
dry farming products from all over
the west, which will lie held iu con
nection with the meeting, will add
greatly to its interest and will gjve the
delegates and visitors delinite ideas of
the wonderful results which are beiiif
accomplished with little raiufall Ly
scientific soil culture.
Iu the minds of those best acquaint
ed with conditions in the west it is
the general belief that the seiniarid
lands, handled by dry farming meth
ods, must hi large measure solve the
cry of the eastern people and the city
man for farm land. This land can be
purchased at a low price. It can be
obtained in large quantities quarter
or half sections anil if properly farm
ed will bring results as satisfactory as
can be obtained on irrigattnl land.
No Longer an Experiment.
The methods used In the so called
dry farming no louger are au experi
ment. Within the last live years con
ditions of almost every conceivable
kind have been successfully encounter
ed. Each season has developed new
and wonderful possibilities iu the des
ert lands once they are placed under
cultivation and once the little rainfall
obtained each year is properly pre
served. There is perhaps no better example
of the possibilities of dry farming than
in Utah. As one goes down through
the r.oar river valley In the heart of
the Wastatch range he sees great irri
gated fields of alfalfa, beets and grains
in the valleys, while on the hillsides
are other equally beautiful fields of
waving grains, grown by dry farming
methods, where the rainfall always is
less than thirty inches a year.
So successful has been the dry farm
ing in this valley that many irrigators
have sold their irrigated tracts and be
come hillside dry farmers. On all sides
in this valley the dry farmers report
unusually successful crops.
Growth of the Movement.
When the third congress closed there
were about 1,300 members, and the
movement was established upon a per
manent basis as the leading economic
force iu the greater development of
the west and a powerful factor in the
betterment of every region of the
world where agriculture is being prac
ticed. Those memberships represented
the east and west of this country and
some foreign lands, but the hulk of
them were in Colorado. Wyoming.
Utah. Idaho. Montana, the Dakota
and other western states.
The membership now is more than
5.200 and represents thirty-six states
and territories of the United States
and teu foreign countries. New Mex
ico leads, with 1.207 members: .Wyo
ming is second, wlih 1.1.14; Nebraska
third, with 9:T: Montana has -JO-J.
There are members in New Hamp
shire. IJhode Island. Massachusetts,
Connecticut. New Jersey. Maryland.
Pennsylvania. West Virginia. New
York. Ohio, the District of Columbia.
Louisiana and Illinois. Canada leads
the foreign lands with twenty-six
members; Mexico has teu and Aus
tralia nine. Oritish Columbia. Itussla.
France. P.ritish South Africa, Hun
gary. IJrnzil and Turkey are among
the other foreign countries repre
sented. Department cf Agriculture Active.
While in Wyoming and Idaho this
summer Secretary of Agriculture Wil
son took great delight in inspecting
districts where dry farming was iu
progress. What lie saw satistied him
that dry farming had come to stay,
and it is the purpose of the depart
"nuMit to encourage It as much as pos
sible. Considerable aid in that direction
has already been given; a number of
crops, notably grains, have been dis
covered abroad which are peculiarly
adapted to dry farm culture. Agents
of the department are in Siberia and
Turkestan and elsewhere In Asia
searching r new crops which can be
profitably grown In the semiarid
regions of the west without the aid
One of their recent discoveries Is a
variety of alfalfa that will grow uuder
such conditions, an alfalfa which in
the high, dry belt of Siberia yields
two crops n year and in addition fur
nishes pasture for a brief period.
anv number of InTanls by the nfgnr.
nnd. secondly, that the'e are American
women willing to send ht.'r offspring
to work at the early age of seven
The Royal Assent.
"I roy le vnault" (the king wills iti
Is the form of word in which the
English king is accustomed to signify
his royal assent to a bill which has
passed both houses of parliament ami
is ready to be made statute law.
Tbey are. however, not the only
form of old Norinan-Frrneh words
which has survived and is si III iu
usage in the British parliamentary
system. Thus, for instance, when n
bill Is sent up for consideration from
the commons to the lords it is indorsed
by the clerk with the words. "Sotr
bailie mix seigneurs" (let it be sent t"
the lordsi. and when the converse op
eration takes place the corresponding
words are "Soft bailie aux comniuns."
The royal assent to money bills is
more elaborately expressed. "Le roy
reniercie ses boos sujets. accepte lour
benevolence et ainsl le veult" (the
king thanks his loyal subjects, accepts
their gift and so wills it). For private
bills still another form of assent is
used. '"Solf fait comme il est desire -(let
it be done as desired).
The Training of Novelists.
Fielding was a playwright before lit
became a novelist. He was also a
country squire, a barrister anil a . po
lice magistrate. Richardson, the son
of a cariHMiter. rose to be the head of
a prosperous business lie fore ever he
became a novelist. Defoe had many
employments besides that of writing.
Smollet was a surgeon both on land
and sea. Sterne was a parson, if not
a gocd one. and Scott was a sound
lawyer who never neglected the duties
of his legal otliees. All of these nov
elists are masters of the art of ad
dress. They all wrote out of a fa!!
knowledge and made themselves plab:
to plain men. Their works survive,
partly, of course, because they werA
born writers, but partly also becaus
they knew much of life and could tM
what they knew so that every one
should understand it.
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German Advance In Argentina.
The power nnd wealth of the rapidly
growing German community iu Argen
tina are shown by the recent comple
tion in IJuenos Aires of a new German
clubhonse costing over $200,000. The
building is the finest of any of the
clubs of foreign residents iu Argentina.
Babies to Hire
A Philadelphia, theater manager ad
vertised for babies to make more real
istic the christening scene of "The.Vir
ginlan and learned two things first,
that ope .can hire for CO.ceuts jer Jvjby
Electropodes, a Wonderful, Simpls De
vice to Produce Astonishing
How Any Man or Woman Can Grt ami
There is no more excuse for any man
or woman suffering from nervous ex
haustion, run-down condition, . weak
nerves, lack of ambition or energy. A
wonderfully simple device, called I'lee
tropodes is now designed to supply all
the strength necessary to render the
nerves slroiiR and vigorous without
having to resort to temporary stimu
lants, tonics or medicines of any kind.
Electropodes are not an experiment;
that lliey produce results vh;ch r.in
be quickly felt and evu j.?e n .i in Im
proved condition of the gener.il sys
tem, is the emphatic statement cf those
who have used them.
Kicctropodea represent a distinct ad
vance in the epplication of electricity
for the cure of diseases. They are re
ported to have a remarkable effect, not
only upon the nerves, but also upon
the kidneys, stomach and liver, being
an exceptional remedy for kidney trou
bles, stomach and liver derangements,
neuralgia, rheumatism, backache, lum
bago, insomnia and weak heart.
Kleetropodes are metallic Insoles so
placed In the heels of the shoes as to
he unnoticeahle to the wearer. 15y con
tact with the body it is stated thev
electrify and invigorate every fiber, or
gan, nerve and blood vessel and the
condition of the system quickly changes
for the bettor.
Kleetropodes are never uncomfortable,
yet you feel a mighty change and in
creased power creeping upon you.
To prove that these statements are
not in the least exaggerated. The Klec
tropode Company of Lima, Ohio, has
your druggist sign a contract that if
you are not satisfied with the Kleetro
podes at the end of 3u days' trial, you
can have your money right back.
Kleetropodes are sold at drug stores
at $1 a pair under contract to satisfy
you. If your druggist does not have
Kleetropodes on hand, send your re
mittanee to the Klectropode Company.
Suite 48. Holland block. IJjna. Ohio, and
you will get them by return mait with
our contract, binding us to completely
satisfy you within 30 days, or positive
ly refund your money. Say whether
lor lady or gentleman.
BUCHANAN AS A DIPLOMAT.
He Made Good In South America De
spite Ha Lack of Training.
William lusco Uuchauau. who died
suddenly la Loudon a few days ago,
served as minister to Argentina from
1S04 to 1000. lie knew nothing of
diplomacy when . he went to South
America in a diplomatic capacity, but
proceeded to apply his business knowl
edge with such success that the ad
vantage of closer trade relations be
tween North nnd South America be
came known all over the southern con
tinent. One of his most notable accomplish
ments was to prevent war between
the Argentine Republic and Chile over
the boundary question, which had dis
turbed their relations for many years.
The arbitrators named by the two
governments' selected Mr. Buchanau
as umpire". His decision was regard
ed as a master stroke of diplomacy,
and it increased his reputation
WILLIAM I. BtJCHANAU.
throughout South America. As a re
sult the Argentine Republic and Chile
negotiated a treaty which provided
for reducing their military establish
ments. Before he left his post Mr.
Bucnanan also negotiated an impor
tant reciprocity treaty betweeu the
United States and the Argentine.
When the new republic of Panama
was recognized by the government of
the United States President Roosevelt
and Secretary Hay chose Buchanau
as the fittest man to handle the deli
cate questions involving the construc
tion of the l'anama canal and the re
lations between Colombia and Pana
ma. His short period of service won
the praise of the administration at
Washington. He also held other im
WILL COST MORE TO DIE.
Coffin Makers Propose Raise In Price
of Funsrals Too Many Undertakers.
The burial casket manufacturers and
jobbers iu convention iu Cincinnati
expressed dissatisfaction because the
cost of dying has not kept pace with
the increased cost of liviug. They
deprecated cut rate funerals and pro
posed to establish uniform prices for
the retail trade in coffins.
"We cofliti makers want the under
takers to help us out more than they
do," said one delegate. "We want the
undertakers to make stiller bills, and
then we can get more for our goods.
Why should we have to pay double
what we used to pay to live and let
people die cheaply? It Isn't fair and
it isn't logical. There are too many
undertakers. They are cutting each
other's throat to get business, and.
what is more to the point, they are
cutting prices. Another thing, the sup
ply of coffins is greater than the de
mand. That's what makes 'em so
SHE MUST ECONOMIZE NOW.
Miss Morosini Can No Longer Spend
$30,000 a year on Clothes.
Miss Giulia Morosini of New York,
whose inheritance from her father, the
late banker. Giovanni P. Morosini. has
been found to be so much less than
was expected that It is figured she
will have to cut down the allowance of
$30,000 a year for dress, which she
has been in the habit of spending, un
less she spends part of her principal,
has been knowu as "the best dressed
woman in New York" through her
father's liberality. She was the bank
er's favorite child and receives the
greater part of his estate, which has a
net value as shown in the surrogate
court files of only $2.0(50.509. Her In
heritance is placed at $1,033,427, the
Interest on which at 4 per cent would
be only $G.j.000 a year. To maintain
the Morosini home in its accustomed
style will cost, it Is said, fully $50,00)1
a year, leaving only $15,000 for the
heiress' clothing account.
BIGGEST HUSKING BEE YET.
'Thousand Guests Will Try to Find Red
Ears In Boston.
Plans for the biggest cornhusking
party ever held In New England are
being perfected. The affair will take
place in Mechanics building, Boston,
Nov. 5, under the auspices of the Ver
mont association of the city.
The committee will plan for 1,000
guests to participate in the program.
A carload of hay will be 6ent down
from Vermont, and provisions will be
made for a sprinkling of red ears
among the corn, which will probably
conduce 'to energetic huskinir on th
j part of each man. since the finding of
u reu ear win enuue mm to kiss with
out ado the nearest fair one. A Ver
mont band will play for the dance, nnfl
! the lunch will include pumpkin pie,
butternuts, apples and cider.
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It's a Top Notcher Doer.
Great deeds compel regard. The
world crowns its doers. That's why
the American people have crowned Dr.
King's New. Discovery the king of
throat and lung remedies. Every aom
is a health force. It kills germs, and
colds, and la grippe vanish, it heals
cough-racked mcmbrances and cough
ing stops. Sore, inflamed bronchial
tubes and lungs are cured and hemor
rhages cease. Dr. George More, Black
Jack, N. C, writes "It cured mo vt
lung trfiuble, pronounced hopeless by
all doctors." 50 c, $1.00. Trial bottlo
free. Guaranteed by all druggists.
The most convincing proof that our pianos are good
is the fact that we are never called upon to take one
back because of dissatisfaction. Where nothing but
good pianos are sold nothing but satisfaction can result.
You can not buy a poor instrument here because we sell
the following standard makes:
KRANICH & BACH PIANOS.
STEGER & SONS PIANOS.
H. P. NELSON PIANOS. ;
REED & SONS PIANOS. ; j!
GERHARD PIANOS: j
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS PIANOS.
FAR RAND CECILIAN PLAYER PIANOS.
Every instrument guaranteed to last a lifetime be
cause every instrument is GOOD.
All pianos marked in plain figures and sold at the
same prices to everyone.
We challenge any dealer in Rock Island to prove that
he sells as many pianos in Rock Island as the Griggs
Music House. There must be a reason for Rock Island
people buying pianos from us GOOD MERCHANDISE
ONE PRICE SYSTEM. , a. & j.&J&i
Arthur P. Griggs
121 E. Second St.
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