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'. ' '-r'JXPS FOR THE BANDHOLDERS.
, By Sopferonta Slammer.
You're Slipping Corny, Duck.
Dear Miss Slammer: I em a young
man of 21. I love a girt. She thinks
i, who likes her, too. I am a clerk; have
Ha steady Job and good prospects. The
other leiioWa father is rich, me son
Is not working yet. He don't have to.
I met the young lady's mother the oth
er night lor the first time. I was in
troduced, and she scanned me as
though I had no business in ber home.
I understand the other fellow is a fa
vorite with thamnthor "What would
Pyou advise? CORNELIUS A.
DIAJir OF AN ORDINARY HUSBAND.
By Gertrude Fltrfl
Sept. 4. We've had the card club
with us. The ordeal is over. My wife
proved game to the core. Her prizes
cost ?30. The caterer's bill was $18.
Mrs. Andrews won the first prixe, a
beautiful piece of cut glass. Mrs.. Mor
ton gave her a close run. Mrs. Mor
ton called on Mrs. Andrews the other
afternoon. She reports to my wife
I that the- Andrews home is lined with
j prize glass and china ware that she
lis confident was won at card parties.
"Mrs. Morton has confidentially told my
J wife that she almost caught Mrs. And
. rews cheating. She is going to watch
t her more closely at the next meeting
- ; of the club and if she catches her, she
. declares he will expose her. Mrs.
Andrews has Just been admitted to
membership in the club. She is hand
some and clever.
.(To be Continued.)
Clothing: Is Scarcer Sow.
This bears out a pet theory of mine
'that young peoplo see a great deal
. more of each other during a country
house visit of four or five days than
they do at all the balls of a London
season-put together. Gentlewoman.
- j Haifa Mysterions Mot
f - F. A. Hart of tho Durlington is lay
ing In a supply of furs and warm bricks
preparatory to his migration to Can-
afa for what is officially announced as
a temporary" stay in the interest of the
.passenger department of hl3 company.
Mr. Hart, as has been his policy in all
matters pertaining to himself and Jim
Hill, ha3 declined to be interviewed,
but we've been able to get the rear
brakeman's version, and that'll have to
vYola the" abscr.ee rf non'.ethlng from
JvSbse higher up. Sir. Hart is district
passenger agent hero. He has held
the position dov.a several yearE. He
ha3 made good. lie has come to bo
known as one of our ropular your.?;
citizens. Thus v.-ben tho news was I.'
out the other Cay thru he v,-as to lie
transferred to V,"!:.r.;: eg for the v. in
ter, there was s:.ocalaiicn. The won
der has been all a'cng. however, that
the Burlington allowed Brother Ha:t
to rl:.y the brush territory as long v.
it ::a.t, as he has for years been
considered big league t'nber. Mayhap
he Las-been -allowed to linger with us
for the seasoning process. But to Win
nipeg. The statement Is that Mr. Hart
i3 to remain there to direct the hand
ling of the passenger traffic, which i3
exceedingly heavy in tha holiday per
iod, and that he is to have several as
sistants. The rear brakeman has had
his ears to the rails, and he gets it
that Mr. Hart, on account of his youth,
i.!thiulness, and general railroad
lifcowledge, has been chosen for a re
sponsible post in Alaska, and that he
has been stationed in Canada for the
winter in order to harden him to the
rigorousness of the climate in the new
country that he ia to locate in. Mr.
Hart Eays be will bo back among us
shortly after the holidays. Let's trust
X he will be.
f NelgUborbood Scandals.
Jones is a married man. He has
three fine children. Recently he he
came the owner of an automobile. One
dark night, while he was traveling in
the upper end of the city at a rate of
speed almost exceeding the legal limit,
he had an accident. One of the wheels
flew off, and two, people alighted on
the pavement. - It was after midnight.
The second party was a young woman.
Two young men who were passing
went to the assistance of Jones and
hla companion. The young woman
f seemed the more seriously hurt of the
I two. She was made as comfortable as
possiDie unui a puysiciau. coma arrive.
iJones had a carriage called. The doc-
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tor said she was more frightened than
hurt. Presently she overcame the
nervous shock. Jones insisted on rid
ing with her in the carriage to her
home, but she protested. . She said she
could get along all right, and anyway
he had best remain and look after his
machine. So the carriage moved away,
the driver receiving instructions from
Jones to deliver his passenger at a
given number in Moline. The doctor
left. So did the young men. Jones
called the auto doctor, and he, too,
started home afoot.
One of the young men happens to be
the. confidante of his mother. At the
breakfast table he discussed the auto
mobile accident. "I never had met Mr.
Jones before," he said. "He seems a
fine man. Anybody with him? - Well,
I guess. About the niftiest little trick
I have seen for some time. Beautiful
brown hair, large eyes, and the sweet
est face oh! I looked her over pretty
closely. No. I do not know her. It
was close to 1 o'clock," I should Judge.
Jones likes her, too. He was calling
her dear, and had her in his arms when
I arrived. I could not say whether they
had been drinking, but he was excited,
Just the same, and he hustled her away
as fast as he could.. I heard the doctor
ask her what her name was, and Jones
said that did not make any difference."
Mrs. Smith, the young man's mother,
was booked to attend an afternoon tea
the next day. She was well acquaint
ed with Mrs. Jones. They mixed occa
sionally In the same set. She looked
for Mrs. Jones at the tea. She was
not there. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Brown,
the latter of whom lives a few blocks
from the Joneses, got together during
"Do the Joneses get along?" inquir
ed Mrs. Smith. "Yes? Well, she'll
wake up one of these days and discov
er something. If she don't know, I
would be the last one in the world to
shatter her dream. I don't suppose
slio knows about the automobile es
capade. Well, it's best that she does j
not. These men buy machines osten
sibly for the pleasure of their farnS !
lies. They are safe In the daytime,
but they'll benr watching after th sun
go;3 down. That man Jones has got
a girl in Moline. He nearly killed her
Inst night when a wheel flew of? his i
machine on the avenue while he wa; !
taking her heme, I suppose after a 1U;
dinner cud lots to drink. My ton tei! i
me everything, you know. He eaw thi j
girl, but he did vot get her name. Of !
course, Jones has money, but ii.Ys only j
on a salary, and his family must by j
made to suffer when he gn;l a'o :t j
with ctL-;r women. I heard this :;icrn
rirr that the girl was seriously hurt in
ternally. She'll land in a hospital, b
laid up for several months, and then
t:e scry is bound to come out. How ;
I pity poor little Mrs. Jones. She's so I
: rusting. He's a brute. Such men
ov.g'ut to be exposed. Downrfelit rasi-
ta'.s. Thank goodness, you and me.
JTrs. Drown, were more fortunate in
v.yr selections of husbands. Why, I'ti
leave ray maa tomorrow if I even s,-.s- ;
l icior.ed he would go out at night vi;li ;
Miss Anderson had come from her ;
home in Michigan to spend a month
at the home of her aunt in Moline !
Jones is her uncle. She had been at :
tho Jones home for dinner. It grew :
late. Mrs. Jones asked her to reiriaic. j
for the night, but she had promisee!
her aunt that she would not stay
away. So good-natured Jones hauled
out his machine. He was showing her
what a bully chauffeur he was when
the breakdown occurred. He wanted
his wife to make the trip, but she said
she would rather do her riding in the
daytime when she could pick a soft
place to Jump in an emergency.
The Philosophy of Life.
Did it ever occur to you that a man's
life is full of crosses and temptations?
He comes into the world without his
consent and goes out of it against his
will, and the trip between is exceed
ingly rocky. The rule of contraries Is
one of the features of the trip.
When he- is little, the big girls kiss
him; when he is big, the little girls
kiss him. If he Is por, he is a bad
manager; If he 13 rich, he is dishonest.
If he needs credit, he can't get it; if
he is prosperous, everyone wants to clo
him a favor.
If he Is In politics, It is for graft; if
he is out of politics, he is no good to
his country. If he doesn't give to char
ity, he is a stingy cuss; if he does, it
is for show. If he is actively religious,
ha is a hypocrite; if he takes no inter
est in religion, he is a hardened sin
ner. If he gives affection, he is a soft
specimen? if he cares for no one, he
is cold-blooded. If he dies young, there
wan a great future before him; if he
lives to an old age, he missed his call
If you save money, you're a grouch;
If you spend it, you're a loafer;
If you get it, you're a grafter;
If you can't get it. you're a bum;
.. So what the heck's the use?
. W. A. B,
GIVES OTHER SIDE
Rev. Ira 0. Northstein Answers
Open Letter from Model
License League Head.
SAYS TIMES HAVE CHANGED
Practices That Were Followed in
Christ's Time Now Indefensible
Under Modern Conditions.
Rock Island, I1L, Nov. 11. Editor of
The Argus: Will you kindly permit
a brief reply to, Mr. Gilmore's open
letter to the ministers, as printed in
this evening's Argus? I have not re
ceived a copy of the letter direct from
the Model License league, and an
answer sent direct to Mr. Gilmore
would probably make no impression
on the interests which he represents.
Some of your readers might be inter
ested to know what a minister of the
Lord Jesus Christ has to say in reply
to the question in the open letter.'
I speak only as an individual and
cannot say what other ministers would
reply, but if I were to answer Mr. Gil
more personally I would say: As a
minister of the gospel I must oppose
the liquor traffic, no matter what John
D. Rockefeller's university teaches. I
must oppose it because it is an. abso
lutely bad and lawless business. No
tice what the saloon has been doing
to Rock Island since the city voted
Different In This A pre.
We do not live In the first century
A. D., but in the twentieth. What
i"ay have been permissible then is
;c t so now if the Spirit of Christ en-
ihtens us to see more clearly thin
cur forefathers did. Because polygamy
was tolerated in 2000 B. C, is no rea-:.;-.r.
for excusing it today, otherwise
i!jo Mormons are right in their teaeh
i r r.3. . ' ' '
We must grow from ago to age as a
;':-ce, and put one great national vice
: ft. r another behind us. Christ' d
U ?chings are the greatest ally the tem
r -vran e cause has today. Ills goldsn
rule dees not tolerate the liquor traf
ilc. H!a Ser:;ion or. tho Mount do.?s
xuiX tck rajp making merchandise of
ii.c.'i';; bodies and souls.
S-i. Fa::!, the greatest Interpreter of
!":..M'i tcac'-.i;-gs who ever lived, says
i h.'.t xh-r.i the use of anything causes
a b u' rr to stumble, it is the duty
or' a Christian to abstain from using
it oven though it were otherwise no
i: la ilsolf. Gee Romans 11:21. Thi3
applies not only to the use of
i trc u:- drink, but the apostle says, "to
do ::.y;hirg whereby thy brother
It is unnecessary here to multiply
rt-fcrence to the teachings of Christ
and His apostles, but if Mr. Gilmore
is sincere in his request for informa
tion I for one shall be glad to give
him a complete list of Christ's teach
ings whi-h makes it-impossible for a
TwentietL cer.tnry Christian to stand
with the lawless saloon element.
Harked hy Science.
When, in addition to Christ's teach
ings, we have accurate scientific proof
of the h armful effects of the even
moderate use of alcohol, when the
brightest intellects of the day, such
as Edison, tell us that they have bet
ter use for their brains, than to steap
them in alcohol, when great railroads
find that they can only run their trains
with safety with the assistance of total
abstainers, when the economist proves
to us that the saloon is a bad national
investment, when the best legal talent
of our day calls the liquor traffic a
business that ha 3 no legal right to
existence, when the students of sociol
ogy show us tho crime, poverty, in
sanity, etc., that are caused by the
use of alcohol, how can Christian min
isters take any other stand than
against the "great slavery" of our
century as Abraham Lincoln called It?
How can any clean, conscientious, God
ft mm' c
10 cenfa In slants to
fearing, man loving citizen of our
country do otherwise?
We must take this stand. To do
otherwise is to perpetuate the barbar
ities of the middle ages. This same
stand wo must make against every in
stitution that is lawless and vicious
no matter what its name may be.
This is my answer, made In all sin
cerity, to Mr. Gilmore's open letter.
My stand ia,-made not because I love
the saloon man less, but because I love
humanity more; because I would lik
to see the coming of Christ's king
dom, where there shall be no tears, no
crime, no poverty any , more. Yours
in the cause of a nobler humanity.
IRA O. NOTHSTEIX.
SHOWER OF METEORS DUE
Next Four Nights Should Witness
Descent of "Leonids."
As a tort of preliminary event to
the arrival of the Halley comet, which
is even now discernible with the afd
of a telescope, astronomers ' promise
Inhabitants of the earth something
more or less unique in the way of
heavenly pyrotechnlcal display begin
ning tonight and lasting till Nov. 16.
The Leonid shower of meteors is the
official title of the event.
The Leonid shower of meteors is
not as dangerous as it sounds. TLo
fact is, the earth ou that occasion is
scheduled to cut Into the orbit of the
meteors, with the result that many
luminaries and infant planets will bo
sent scattering? downward like the va
rious parts of a sky rocket after it has
exploded. It will be beautiful, but also
harmless. The astronomers say th
only real danger of a sudden attack
from other planets this winter is lia
ble to come from Halley's comet, all
others being amicably inclined.
The belated citizen, navigating
homeward on or about 3 o'clock on any
morning: in the next four days is most
likely to see the occurrence, for it will
be an after-mldnlgat show. The star
shower will be plainly visible to the
human eye though not In so marked a
degree as has been the case In fo.mer
There Is more catarrh in this section
of the country than all other diseases
put together, and until the last few
years was supposed to be Incurable,
For a great many years. doctors pro
nounced it , a local disease and pre
scribed local remedies,, and by con
stantly failing to cur-with local treat
ment,- pronounced it Incurable. ' Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a consti
tutional disease and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure manufactured by P. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is the
only constitutional cure on the mar
ket. It is taken Internally In doses
from 10 drops to a teaspoonfuL . It
acts directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. They offer
one hundred dollars for any case It
falls to cure. Send for circulars and
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 75 cents.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
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1311 'itching of the scalp almost xn
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THE ITERPICITjE COMTA'SY, Dept. SOB, Detroit, Mich., for sample and nooklot. , One- Hollar Bottles
Drug Stores. When you call for HEUPICIDE, Do Xot Accept a Substitute. Applications
at Prominent Barber Shops. See Window Display at
THOMAS DRUG CO.,
MONEY WOULD NOT TEMPT
His last hope gone, Lawrence Lind
strom, who resides at 924 Forty
fourth street, Rock Island, -was dis
appointed when he found Dr. Bartz
could do nothing for him. The young
men who is 20 years of age came to
see Dr. Bartz about a deformity of
18 years standing and a3 many doc
tors had treated him and all failed
to cure hlra, his last hope was cen
tered in his faith in Dr. Bartz. After
the young man had been thoroughly
examined, the doctor, turning to the
young man, said:
"I am very sorry that it is not in
my power to cure you, but such Is the
case and therefore I cannot treat
you." The young man was glad to
pay even for benefit, but Dr. Bartz
remained firm, explaining that, his
condition was incurable by medical
or electrical treatment.
Later a reporter who heard of the
pathetic scene enacted at Dr. Bartz's
office, asked if such things happened
frequently, the doctor replied that it
was a common affair as he never ac
cepts a case for treatment unless he
can effect a complete cure. He wants
a clean record of cures, for only on
such a foundation can such an enor
mous practice as the doctor enjoys be
All day yesterday In spite of the
threatening weather the . waiting
rooms of Dr. Bartz were crowded with
sick people, waiting to be cured.
There was not time enough to see all
of them and some had to be turned
away and told to return today.
The treatment used by Dr. Bartz
Is non-surgical. lie never uses the
knife, never mutilates the body which
God built in His' image. He uses
electricity only where it is indicated
and only the best and purest of drugs
and chemicals, his motto being that
every sick person is entitled to the
best of everything that Is to be found
in nature regardless of cost.
Dr. Bartz's offer of free examina
tion and consultation and treatment
at the bare cost of medicine, where
electricity is contro-lndlcated, is open
to all who call before Nov. 30. The
object of this grand free offer is to
secure a few test cases in each com
munity to show what wonderful
cures can be made by his new and
more-scientific treatment of diseases.
You will do well to call on Dr.
Bartz If you are suffering from any j
chronic or deep seated disease of the j
nerves, blood, skin, heart, liver, stom
acb and kidneys, including rheuma
tism, paralysis, los3 of nerve force, J
goiter, constipation, catarrh, epilepsy,
indigestion, dyspepsia, weak back,
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gall stone, bloating, dropsy, eczema
and scrofula; diseases of women and
diseases of men.
Dr. Bartz is permanently located
in the People's National Bank build
ing, corner Second avenue and Eigh
teenth street. Take the elevator at
the rear of the bank on Eighteenth
6treet to the fourth floor. His office
hours are from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
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DO YOU NEED
If your money affairs are temporarily on the under side, see
us for quick relief. Remember a "FIDELITY" loan li real
service, not a burden and you are given a printed statement,
showing payment, when duo and "Exact Rebate" for each
month in dollars and cents.
We have the best proposition for loans on personal property
and we would like to prove that to you. Call, write or tele
phone us today.
Phono West .114.
New Phone O011.
l&HXtf Trpsiesi retain
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rani&ly. for suffering leaves its lasting marks onk
jitethr nil womerusnffcr more or less widi some
form, of female trouble.
!Avmd the Tjainstreat
ICardui. &s thousands of
uegrn &z once aau give jjsraui a itur imu.
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CTrs. K&tle Buxlison, GorevilLe, TH., tried Car&d mcl writes:
"I Buffered with feaiale tfonbles, end was eo sick I ccrcld not eland
oa xay feet. Hcally I beaa to take Ctrdui. and scon begaa to
i mend. Now I am aila to Co'
bettcs health than I wsa before."
AT ALL DKTJO ST0BE3
dally. Wednesday and Saturdays un
til 8:30 p .m. Sundays 10 to 12 only.
When a cold becomes settled in tbe
system, it will take several days' treat
ment to cure it, and tho best remedy
to use is Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. It will cure quicker than any
other, and also leaves the system in a
natural and healthy condition. Sold
by all druggists.
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tO $200 r'rtvlt
liooin 4G.1 l:--st Building
Rock IsIhuu, 111.
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othor women have done.
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