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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, "DECEMBER 8, 1900.
ASK the woman
who bakes the
best pastry you ever
ate whv she uses
ot ai to
She will tell you Because
she has the proof that Occi
dent Flour is better than
It produces with the
least effort on her part
just the sort of bread and
pastry she delights in mak
ing and serving. Just ike
sort yon enjoy eating.
She doesn't always stop
to ask why Occident is the
best she knozes what it
does and she is satisfied.
. The difference in price
of a few cents more a sack
she pays gladly Because
of the difference it makes
in her baking-.
Perhaps she doesn't even
stop to consider this that
the few cents extra for
every sack are what enable
the millers to raise the
standard of Occident Flour
ic "Highest grade in the
world" from wheat to
' Here is the best oppor
tunity in the world to prove
Occident quality for your
self. It costs you nothing
if you are not satisfied.
Order a sack of Occident
Flour from your grocer.
Use as much of it as you
If you are not convinced
before it is gone that Occi
dent Flour is better than
any other you ever used
Go back to your Grocer
end tell him so. He is au
thorised to refund, without
argument, the full purchase
price of any package of Occi
dent which you do not find
You are nothing out.
Did you ever hear of a
broader guarantee a fair
Order a sack for your
next baking day and see
For Sale by
1 1 j
All Tri-City Grocers.
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I liOSCIBEHTii !
1908. by th d V
1997. 1908. by I
Edward 1 I
Whits I I
When a rough, sturdy, man-
mastering lumber driver, boss of
the lawless - river jacks," starts
out to win the heart and hand of
an aristocratic young woman of
eastern wealth and fashion, in
teresting things are apt to hap
pen. They do happen, as read
ers of this story will agree. Jack
Orde is the type of man who has
ssy j gone into tne American wilder
HI 3 i nesses and reclaimed them from
, inemscives, jrom taxvoreafiing
' and debauchary. The brilliant au
i thor's descriptions or the battles
! between man and nature and
"NlV IS i oeiwcen m2- and man in the lutn
Si ! ber fastnesses of the great north-
i west set one s hlnntl n-tinalo
! They show that man is superman
i when courage swells his heart.
And the wooing and winning of
Carroll Bishop by Jack Orde
supply captivating romance thai
cannot fail to charm.
LIE time was the year 1S72
and thy place a bend in the
river above a long pond ter
minating ia a dam. Beyond
this dam and on a flat lower than it
stood a two story mill structure. A
crew of lumbermen lounged about two
fires at the upper end of the pond
idle because of the strong adverse
wind and the unexpected weakness of
the current, which had arrested the
. . w. e . 1 : . T. ...... .. ...1- j
; Suddenly a solitary figure appeared
H ; around a river bend. His progress was
J i jerky end on an xmeven zigzag, accord
i ' lug as the logs lay, by leaps, short
' runs, brief pauses, as a riverman goes.
I Finally he stepped ashore just beiow
the camp, stamped his feet vigorously
free of water and approached the
group around the cooking fire.
The newcomer was a man some
where about thirty years of age.
squarely built, big of bone, compact in
bulk. Ilis face was burly, jolly and
reddened rather than tanned by long
exposure. A pair of twinkling blue
eyes and a humorously quirked mouth
redeemed his countenance from com
monplaceness. "Well, boys," he re
marked at last in a rollicking big
voice. "I'm glad to see the situation
hasn't spoiled your appetites."
Tom North, in charge of the lumber
men, rose. He and the newcomer, who
was Jack Orde, his principal, saunter
ed to the water's edge, where they
stood for a minute looking at tha logs
and the ruffled expanse of water be
low. "It's a pity that old mossback
had to put in a mill." said Orde. "The
water was slack enough before, but
now there seems to be no current at
"Case of wait for the wind," agreed
Tom North. "Old Daly will be red
headed. He must be about out of logs
at the mill, and I expect Johnson's
drive will be down on our rear most
"It's there already. Let's go take a
look." suggested Orde.
They picked their way around the
edge of the pond to the site of the
"Sluice open all right," commented
Orde walked out on the structure
ET:d looked down on the smooth water
"Ought to make a draw," he reflect
ed. Then he laughed. "Tom, look
here." he called. "Climb down and
! take a squint at this."
! The sluice, instead of bedding at the
natural channel of the river, nan Deen
built a rood six feet above that level;
so that, even with
the gates wide
open, a "head"
of six feet was
retained in the
slack water of the
"No wonder we
couldn't get a
draw," said Orde.
"Ijet's hunt u p
old W h a t's - his
name and have a
"His name 1st
plain Reed," ei
"You haven't been "There he comes
8q.inrc," said Orde. now."
The owner of the dam flapped into
view ns a tank and lencthv white hn!r-
i ed individual dressed In looae. long
clothes and wearing atop a battered
eld plug hat.
"iou naven t been square, said
Orde. "You aren't letting us get our
"How so?" snapped the owner, his
thin lips tightening.
"That sluice is a good six foot too
"Is that so!" cried the old man ex
citedly. "Well, I'm giving you all th
law gives you, and that's the natural
flow of the river, and not a thing more
will you get."
Somewhat astonished at this out
break, the two rivermen stood for a
moment staring at they old man. Then
i steely glint crept into Orde's frank
bluo eya and the corners of his mouth
tightened. , ' .
""We want no trouble with you, Mr.
EeeC". .said Orde. . "But. this. 14 the
only dam on the river wth sluices bulit
up that way. and I do know that we'll
never get those logs out If we don't
get more draw on the water. Good
followed by the reluctant North, he
THE next morning dawned clear
ar.d breathless. As soon as tho
wind died the logs had begun
t drift slowly out into the open
water. The surface of the pond wa.1
covered with the scattered timbers
floating idly. After a few momenta
the clank of the bars and ratchet was
heard as two of the men raised the
heavy sluice gate on the dam.
Four more had by this time Joined
the two men who had raised the gate,
and all together, armed with long pike
poles, walked out on the funnel shaped
booms that should concentrate the logs
Into the chute. Here they prodded
forward the few timbers within reach
and waited patiently for more. ,
Jack Orde wandered back and forth
over the work, his hands clasped be
hind his back, a short pipe clinched
between his teeth. To the edge of the
drive he rode the logs, then took to the
bank and strolled down to the dam.
Meeting Tom North's troubled glance,
he grinned broadly.
j "Told you we'd have Johnson on our
! recks,' he remarked, jerking his thumb
I up river toward a rapidly approaching
This soon defined itself as a tall in
dividual with a choleric b!uo eye.
"What In hades is the matter here?"
he yelled. "We're right at your rear.
"By yentr own folly 'shall yc perish."
and you ain't even made a start get
tin' through this dam! We'll lose the
"Keep your shirt cn," advised Orde.
"If you want these logs pushed any
faster, do It yourself."
"If you can't get out logs, why do i
you take the job?" roared Johnson. "If
you hang my drive, blank you. you'll
catch it for damages! I tell you our
mills need logs. and. what's more,
they're a-goin to git them!"
He departed In a rumble of vitupera
tion. Orde found the old mill owner occu
pying a chair tilted back against the
wall of the building. His ruffled plug
hat was thrust, as usual, well away
from his high and narrow forehead.
He was whittling a pine stick, which
he held pointing do--n. between his
spread knees, and conversing animat
edly with a young fellow occupying an
other chair at his side.
"I want to talk this matter over,"
Orde began. "We can't afford to bang
up the drive, and the water Is going
down every day. We've got to have
more water. I'll tell you what we'll
do: If you'll let us cut down the new
sill we'll replace It In good shape when
we get all our logs through."
"Well, we'll give you something for
the privilege. What do you think Is
"I tell you I'll give you your legal
rights and not a cent more," replied
the old man.
"Well, Mr. Reed, stop and think what
this means," returned Orde. "No logs
means no lumber. That is bankruptcy
for a good many who hare contracts
to fulfill. And no logs means the mills
must close. Thousands of men will be
thrown out of their jobs, and a good
many of them will go hungry. And
with the stream full of the old cutting,
that means less to do next winter In
the woods more men thrown out. Get
ting out a season's cut with the flood
water Is a pretty serious matter to a
great many people, and if you Insist
on holding us up here in this slack
water the situation will soon become
The old . man brought to earth the
front legs of his chair with a thump.
"And if the whole kit and caboodle
of ye starved outright." said he. "it
would but be the fulfillln of the word
of the prophet who says: 'So will I
send upon you famine and evil beasts,
and they shall bereave thee, and pes
tilence and blood shall pass through
thee, and I will bring the sword upon
thee. I the Lord have spoken it! And
don't forget. that. Ye that make of
God's smllln land waste places and a
wUderne3s by your own folly shall ye
Orde whirled ou his heel. ..
The youug man. who sat an Interest-
ed spectator, arose and Joined him
He was a very siender young man
with a shrewd, thin face, Bteel gray
"Walt a minute." said the young
fellow. "Have you any objections to
nay hanging around a little to watch
the work? My name is Newmark Jo
seph Newmark. I'm out in this coun
try a good deal for my health. This
thing Interests me."
"Sure," replied Orde, puzzled. "Look
all you want to. The scenery's free."
"Yes. But can you put me VP-"
"Oh, as far as I'm concerned."
agreed Orde heartily. "But," with one
of his contagious chuckle?. "I'm only
river boss. You'll have to fls It up
with the doctor the cook. I meaxi." h?
explained. a3 Newmark looked puzzled.
"You'll find him at camp."
In the center of the stream the work
had been gradually slowing down to a
standstill with the subsidence of the
first rush of water after the sluice
gate was opened. Tom North, leaning
gracefully against the shaft of a
peavy. looked up eagerly as Orde ap
proached. "Is it peace or war?"
"War." replied Orde briefly.
(To be Continued.)
AT J. P. MORGAN'S COMMAND.
Vast Banking Capital and Resources
Controlled by the Great Banker..
The enormous banking capital and
resources controlled by J. Pierpont
Morgan, the uoted financier and bank
er, who recently bought the stock of
the Equitable Life Assurance society
held by Thomas F. Ryan, who pur
chased the Equitable's stock control
from James Hazen Hyde In June.
1P05. are shown In the following table:
Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety New York Life Insurance com
pany National Hank of Commerce..
First National bank
Guaranty Trust company
Mercantile Trust company
Equitable Trust company .....
Bankers' Trust company
Astor Trust company
Total -. J1.7O.000.000
Commenting on this financial deal, a
leading New York paper in an edito
"What J. rierpont Morgan bought
from Thomas F. Ryan was not a ma
jority of the stock of th Equitable
lege of controlling over $ IGO,000.CO of ;
other people's money. The Equitable
... . t- .!.... f .. T - .-. nifrWi.tlli' II" 1 1 il 1
could pay only 5:1.014 in legitimate iiv
idends under the 7 per cent clause in
the society's charter. Mr. Ryan paid
James Hazen nyde f2,.or.()(V.) for this
opportunity to earn $3,514 a year.
What Mr. Morgan has paid to Mr.
Ryan is still a secret, but Mr. Ryan Is
not In th. habit of selling anything for
less than he paid for it.
"The Morgan interests have long
dominated the New York Life. Now
with the assets 'of the Equitable ia
their possession they wieid what is
probablv the most tremendous finan
cial power concentrated in the hands j
of any set of private individuals in the
WHITE PLAGUE WAR.
Billboard Fight en Tuberculosis to B;
Preparations have been nearly com
pleted for a national $1,000,000 poster
campaign against tuberculosis, which
will be substantially supported by bill
posters and persons interested in the
ever growing fight with the disease.
The National Association For the
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis,
the Associated Bill Posters and Dis
tributers of America and the Poster
Printers' Association of the United
States have united lu the distribution
and putting up of large posters 7 feet
wide by 0 feet 4 inches high. Three
smaller posters which will be put out
are labeled as follows: "Remember,
consumption kills one In every ten in
this district," "Consumption can be
prevented" and "Cause of consump
tion." Each of the three smaller post
ers has rules inscribed for the preven
tion of the disease.
The campaign Is an outcome of the
last convention of the billposters, at
which time a resolution was adopted
granting free of charge to the National
Association For the Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculosis space on all the
billboards controlled by the organiza
tion, located in 3.400 towns and vil
lages of the United States.
The national association was con
fronted then with the difficulty of get
ting funds to print the posters and was
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quickly relieve the distress caused
by hurried eating. They act direct
ly on the stomach nerves and actu
ally help the food to digest and
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mouth, and flatulence. With rea
sonable care in eating, Beecham's
Pills will soon
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iff L J$$
Ely Stewart Edward WMie
Author of "THE BLAZED TRAIL"
A Story of a Strong Man in the Lumbering Camps of tne Great North
west. All the Strength of a Rex Beach Story, all the Excitement of a
McCutcheon Story, yet witn the Touch of Nature that Only Stewart
Edward Whits Can Give.
GRIPPING feossi BEGINNING to END"
READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS ON THIS PAGE.
aided ly tiie poster printer, who t
fered to do the printing free. Paper
manufacturers then were appealed tc
and this resulted in enough paper be
ing secured to st:irt the printing of
000 posters. The sketches fcr the de
signs were solicited from artists Ji; and
nround New York.
Through the generosity of the differ
ent groups the national Association is
able to inaugurate one of the largest
Liiiposting campaigns ever undertaken
by a piiiiintlirepic organization. Phil
B. Jacob, assistant secretary of the as
sociation, says that 1.0t)0.(00 posters
will be pasted ou billboards in every
state of the Union. The posters are
designed to show graphically how con
sumption can le cured and prevented.
It is expected that the poster cam
paign will stimulate interest In every
locality in the United States for the
prevention and cure of the disease.
The association Intends to put out
other designs later.
Association members argue that per
sons who should take an interest in
.he campaign against tuberculosis are
not attracted by small pamphlets uikii
the subject, so must be attracted in
this striking manner. The undertak
ing has necessitated a large outlay to
cover mailing expenses.
August I'tmgerfs new symphony, j
"Zeppelin's First Voyage." which was i
recently produced under the direction ;
of Professor William Pes at Coblenz.
Germany, is dedicated to Count 7.ep- 1
pelin. It introduces the automobile ;
horn ns an orchestral Instrument. H lie ,
(The Best Is the Cheapost.) '
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Northern Ins. Co New York
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theme describes the preparations for
the count's ascent in his first dirigible
balloon, tie smooth flight, the applause
of th?nu"ititud'.'S as the airship passes
over the plains, the mountains, t lit?
valleys and the cities, the thunder
storm, the landing and finally the de
struction of the norocraft by iir?.
The greatest danger from influenza
is of its resulting in pneumonia. This
can be obviated by using Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy, as it not only
We have a proposition which we wish to submit to anyone look
ing for a homo which they can buy ou easy terms or for a piece
of gilt edged income property.
Tho property is located In the east part of the city and con
sists of two houses on a large lot 60xlC0. The location 1b de
sirable and convenient to street cars and the houses are never
vacant. One house with 10 rooms rents at 519. The other, a neat
live room cottage rents at 1 10. Both have city water and sewer.
The price is t?,,40o. The terms, 300 cash down and tho bal
Rnce at $i." per uoiith.
This is particularly desirable for anyone employed at the ar
senal or Moline shops cn account of tho location and is especially
suited to a young married man who could live la the cottage and
rent the other house. For one situated so as to handle It in this
way the proposition would figure ns follows:
Animal income from largo house ut per month $228.00
Water rent l.OO
First year's interest 105.OO 2i1.50
Ilalance ovc expenses '. ... Sif.UO
In other words you would have free rer.t and a balance of ?4-0
besides to cpi'1' l,n repairs which v.t.alJ be very light. Tho $25
per month which y ea ray would; every cent of it, apply ;n the prin
cipal, cutting it down ra the rate of $300 per year und reducing t!o
Tho pri-e at which these properties are offered would not blld
the liotjsts themselves to say nothing of tho value rf the lot. You
are getting a sacrilice prico cn easy terms. We can say honestly
that we have net sejn a proposition to e-.jual it since we have beeii
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