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V URNS HOME
i ....V -:
e Scale. 1
resenting the dif-
lin the shops at
eturned from its
ngton with Gen
ii the ordnance de-
hel Hobbs, com-
iial. The meetinc
) of fixing a new
ops, and It proved
yie employes, as
most nart wero
ilea in a general
sloops. The ma-
bdut 25 cents a
l iere receiving
let! $2, and those
Ivlng this latter
!.25. The same
ver$ granted to
. The polishers
cint and the
yet have not
with the other
pmmittee, as he
with the chief
a expected, how-
will get a sub-
odo of the five .referees appointed by
President Roosevelt as arbiters in the
fight between the fruit growers and
Chief Chemist Wiley of - the depart
ment of agriculture. '
' Taylor's report carrier the result
of tests made upon a. "poison squad"
of 14 students who have been eatinf
sulphur cured fruits -steadily since
September and have increased In
weight instead of feeling the ill ef
fects the chemists of the government
LOCAL OPTION FIGHT
DIVIDED BY WARDS
Five Workers to He Placed in Charge
of Each District at the Spring
The plan of action for the spring
election adopted by the local option
forces in Rock Island is to place each
ward under the direction of five work
ers.. They will thoroughly canvass the
ward, place the literature of the local
league, and use personal persuasion
upon the voters in an effort to Induce
them to support the local option cause
at the poll?.
This courpe was outlined at the
meeting heM under the auspices of
the league last evening at the Y. M.
C. A. chapel. Rev.- W. S". Marquis, pas
tor of Broadway Presbyterian church,
presided at fie meeting. Thirty men
were present. The committee dele
gated to nominate officers to serve the
league the ensuing year was not ready
to report and was allowed further tim
to complete lis report.
There wore addresses by Rev. Mar
quis, and Revs. W. M. Story and C.'A.
Lincoln of Molina.
1517-1519 Second Avenue. V Opposite Postoffice Building.
Rock Island, 111. , Jan. I , 1910
trimmings , . and
iris to Join
mbraced the hew
enuously was one
ras apparently un-
of carrying a cargo
and the results were
rous to his dignity,
gave his name to the
i George, but between
e post that was not
He is an employe of
n Telephone company
n here only a fe-fc
hat time he has bo
d he is a likely ap-
rather this morning,
central office and en-;
Leon Miichcll arrived last evening
from Minneapolis for a brief visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil
R. C. Wiilerton, chief clerk of the
Xow Harper, returned last evening af
ter spending the week at his old home
Howard Plummer, who has spent the
past week here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. H. Plummer, will return
to Minneapolis tomorrow evening.
J. Paul Duffin will leave tonight for
Memphis, Tenn., where he -has accept
ed a position with-a large Jewelry
house. He was formerly head of the
jewelry department at Young & Mc
Combs'. Herbert Rock, who has spent the
past few weeks here with hl3 parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Reck, will leave
tomorrow for a brief visit at Rock
ford, before returning to Princeton to
resume his ft;: lies.
TO THE PUBLIC:
We have sold our entire stock,
suits, coats, skirts, dress goods,
wash goods to Mr. Louis Funkenstein at fifty cents
on the dollar, one-half off. '
Mr. Funkenstein has made all necessary arrange
ments to continue the big sale until . he has dis
posed of "all the stock. All patrons are assured
that they will receive greater bargains than have
ever, been offered in the history of local merchan
dising. ;, :
THE ROCK ISLAND SUIT & SKIRT CO.
JAMES B. WEAVER IN
DIVINE HEALER ROLE
Former Populist Candidate Knthusetl
Over Own IU-storat iou to
Des Moines. Jan. 1. Enthused over
his restoration to henlth which ho Ho-
ation with one of thoclares was (!' e to the power of the
fit this time he was j tioiy onosi, ti'Tterai j. 13. Weaver, can-
-ly exuberant'and he . didate for president on the people's
be termed a "jollier." 'party in lSf2, and one of William Jen
ant could not bear to ininss Bryan's most trustefl advisers n
Irator havin to work ; 1S2G- bas announced his belief in di-
out eniovlne himself. ! Vlne heal.ng. He has been appointed
tn shnxv hor a ,i I chairman of a committee
y proceeded to fill his ;
0 high ball glasses, a
1 champagne glass, a
whisk v anrl niinrr
water." Then he hied!a serics of I-' on the subject -'a
the telephone office. ' Dnf. He makes his home at
. cotiax, a t( v mnos east 01 jj.3S
I Moines. G- -leral Weaver has been
j prominent in Iowa, politics for nearly
, 50 years, a'.rl in 1S92 polled over a
j million votes for president.
ciiarrmau oi a committee to call a
state convent on of all who believe in
'spiritual hea"nsr. to be held in D3S
: Moines next s iring.
! General Weaver i now conducting
ii mot Ion Started.
e at the exchange
tioa which lasted un-
ne and arrested him.
was so happy him
ln't just bear to sea
rable, and as he had
py juice with him he
-ry one of the girl
him in a few sociable
rted to interference
d made a strenuous
ip; arrested, but hi3
aiiins?, and he was
station. This morn
11 gone, but he was
h and took the pun
it to him by Police
in good part and
'1 and costs without
lie gathered np the
Ji he had "borrowed"
at he was going to re
Hull Oter. 4 ...
a hotel cook! was ar
orning on complaint
TP. a fellow employe,
ist Graham was that
e " on Overcamp, and
was very, plain the
him $3 and costs on
- llt. The trouble be-
;n-n arose over the fact
airant was trying to in-
f quarrel between Gra-
!&r cook. The latter
lJJ he did not want to
i id as there was con-
Graham objected to
i' h short notice and
rain him, whereupon
i nute as though the
1 in a rough and tum
''np interfered at this
as rewarded for his
hi the eye from Gra-
At Cie Holler Rink.
Thursday rignt Jan. 0. Center of
tho floor waxed. Dancing after 10
o'clock. Sl-ating, 10 cents. Admis
sion, 23 ceiii.-.
THE EARLY STAGE.
Soys In Famale Parts and th First
Not long since a critic, noticing the
advent of a new Ophelia In London,
observed that, while the actress ac
quitted herself ver well, she could
hardly be considered "Shakespeare's
Ophelia." which was undoubtedly the
case, inasmuch as Shakespeare's Ophe
lia was a boy. either a chorister or a
page In the serv "k of one of the thea
No English actress made her appear
ance before the restoration. On Jan. S
Pepys records. "To the theater, where
was acted the 'Beggar's Bush.' It be
ing very well done, and here the first
time that ever I saw women come
upon the stage."
But these. It is suspected, were mere
"walking iadies." A few days later the
diarist went to see a performance of
"The Silent Woman." "Among other
things here Kynaston, the boy, bad the
good turn to appear In three shapes
first as a poor woman In ordinary
clothes to please Morose, then in fine
clothes as a gallant and In them was
clearly the prettiest woman In the
whole house." He bad a year before
declared that "Kynoston. as Olympla
made the loveliest lady that I ever saw
In my life."
The distinction of being the first
English actress bns been variously
ascribed to Mrs. Davenport. Mrs.
Knipp and Mrs. Davies. They all ap
peared the same year (1601). Mrs. Da
vies, together with the principal ac
tresses In Sir William Davenant's com
pany, being boarded In the manager's
"own house." London Strand Magazine.
soul fluid told nae I should have trou
ble with a stout dark woman. All
the way ont on the train that evening
the idea haunted me. I couldn't get
It out of my head.
"And, say, she was right What
happened? Why. when 1 got home I
found myself up against the proposi
tion of firing the colored cook. Sure,
I believe In the occult Got a light?"
New York Times.
at from $15,000 to $20,000 was sub
scribed for the work. Besides Mr.
Mott, Robert E. Speer, secretary of
the board of foreign missions of the
Presbyterian . ch u rch, spoke.
We offer one lyindred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO..
, Toledo, Ohio.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the lst 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
WALDING, KINNAN & MARVIN,
. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price, 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
..... Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
A VINDICTIVE KNIFE.
Hole Burned in Roof.
A small to. was burned in the
roof of a louse on Twenty-fifth
street bjetwc i Fourth and Fifth ave
nues this ;. drning at 0:15. The
house is ovr?d by II. Ruben and is
occupied -by Mrs. Ridley, colored.
The blaze w.s caused by a defective
chimney and was extinguished before
the arrival c: the lire department.
I wish to -lotify the public that I
will not be r Sponsible for any debts
that my wi , philippina Leithner,
may contract after this date.
F. A." LEITHNER.
' McRoberts Pros: have large bobs for
sleighing paries at 1611 Fourth ave
nue at reasonble rates.
FRUIT' IS ,0. K.
h students Who Ate
w' in Weight.
Jan. l. California
3 not injurious when
y diet, according to
Presirle-t Helps Orphans.
Hundred s of orphans have been
helped by tp president of the In
dustrial an Orphan's Home at Ma
con, Ga., wht writes: "We have used
Electric Bittt s in thi3 institution for
nine vears. it has proved a most ex-
ne for stomach, liver
oubles. We regard it
best family medicine?
invigorates the 'vital
s the blood, aids dt-
as one of th
on, earth.. r
gestion. crefct j; appetite. To strength
en end buii).-up thin, pale, weak
children os' t-down people it has no
eqtal. Benror female complaints.
Otffy '50 j
cure any cjjky
ins: or prqsi
lays, or mil:
at all druggists.
In 6 to 14 Days.
irnt is guaranteed to
oi itching, blind bleed
ding piles in 6 to 14
y Refunded. 50 cents.
Ths Weapon That Tried Several Tlmas
to Kilt Kipling.
My mind has Mown back down the
years to London and into the large
corner room on the second floor. Vil
llers street. Embankment Gardens. Ou
the wall fronting the Thames bangs
the most vicious looking knife I have
ever aeen. It is serpeutlne In shape,
and its downward point Is as sharp as
"What a' villainous weapon!" I said.
"Yes," replied Kipling, and 1 forgot
the name he gave it or the section of
India from which it came. 'That
knife has tried to kill me several
times. It's' always on the watch
When I got it there was affixed to It
like a button ou a. foil, one Joint of a
man's backbone. The knife had been
run into the vertebrae, given a savage
twist and brought uway with it a piece
of human framework."
As he spoke he approached the glit
tering., snakelike knife.
"Don't tonch It!" I cried. "Yoo
ought to keep it In n locked box."
He didn't touch it. so far as I saw.
but as he raised bis hand the knife
dropped like a plummet and stood
quivering In the tioor within an Inch
of his boot.
"Look nt that!" he said and stood
there without moving a muscle until I
saw how nearly the sinister blade had
come to impaling his foot Iioberl
Barr in London World.
Student Missions Gain.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 1. -Another
evidence of the deep interest taken
in the student " volunteer movement
was shown at the session of the quad
rennial convention here last night,
-when following a talk by Chairman
John R. Mott, an amount estimated
C. H. Wicker
for Malaria, Grip,
A true, Cbllla and
Fever j Wicker's
Coughs and Colds;
for Sore and
for Hard Corns; Wicker1 Remedy for
Boft Corns. These Rock Island resi
dents will tell you that Wicker's Rem
edies cure: Alderman H. J. Frick. Ald
erman W. D. Cochran; A. W. , Hatch.
2217 Sixth avenue; H. E. Wells. 2025
Seventeenth street; F. Feltham. 1626
Seventeenth street; George Hardy. 142
Fourteenth-and-a-half street; J. Tou
hey, 2007 Ftfth avenue; W H. Firmliii
410 Nineteenth street; Joseph Bahen,
E26 Twenty-second street: Clyde Case.
714 Tenth street; W. E. M"Nabney. 1479
Fifteenth avenue; Fred McCaw. S"ebl
street; W. J. Rogers, 1424 Fourteenth-and-a-half
street; C. . A . .Hulten. 1414
Fifth avenue. C. 11. Wicker, Box 802,
navenport. Iowa. Old phone 3552-L.,
For sale at the Harper House Phar
MEN AND WOMEN WANTED
The United States Government Gtv9s
Railway Mail Clerks $800 a Year to
Start, and Increase to $1,200.
Uncle Sam will hold an examination
for Postal Clerks and Letter Carriers
In Rock Island in November; for other
positions on different dates. It Is esti
mated that 50,000 appointments will
be made this year. The Government
wants people over 18 years to take the
examination; will pay them well and
give them an annual vacation with full
pay. The Bureau of Instructions.
Rochester, N. Y, with Its thorouga
knowledge of all the requirements cau
fit anyone In a few weeks '0 pass. A
Government Position means employ,
ment for life. Prepare now for the ex
amination. Any reader of The Argui
can get full Information by writing th
Bureau of Instructions, 74 II ami I a
Building, Rochester, N. Y.
If you find, after making: your
holiday purchases, that you have
not enough money left to meet
your reg-ular bills, write oryprffw
io us, ana we win nring; yuu any
ttmuuni trum up.
we will loan it to you I on your
furniture, piano. Team. Cir other
personal property, wlthvut re
moval. You may returnS It In
weeKiy or monthly payVnents.
which will be so small yofi will
not miss them.
sixty cents per weeK pays a
$25 loan in 50 weeks; t'l.2ii per
week pays a 130 loan In 5(0 weeks.
(These rates are positively lower
than any offered by otlsr. com
If you need money for any nur-J
pose, and want it quick and with4 K
out publicity, do not hesitate. b; fe
come to us at once. Our !cfr;t u
will call on you almost anywnw ?
within 40 miles of Davenport. J
"Private and ReHabr.
TRI-CITY LOAN CD:
219 Brady street, I
Iowa. Old chone t
. new phone 24
Open Wednesday and .
Nig-hts. , .'
He is Now a Firm Believer In Psychic
"Do I believe In the occult?
do." said the suburbanite ns
tied down into bis seat in the amok
ins ca" and filled, his pipe. -I was
just as great a skeptic as you are until
a week afro. I wns firmly convinced
that table manipulation was n fake,
that mind rending was pure guesH
work and that all alleged psychic phe
nomena could be attributed to natural
causes. , But now I'm ' willing to ac
cept the eutlri- propaganda. Nothing
Is too obscure for me to accept on
blind faith. I've experienced a com
plete change of heart, as they used to
say In the old camp meetings.
"You see. It " was this way. ily
friend Buggins. who Is really a bug
on the occult. Induced me to go to a
seance with him the other afternoon
and prevailed upon me to have a sit
ting. In spite of my nonbelief be said
1 was a good subject, and I guess I
was. The lady who was deliver, ng the
A Good Impressiw
Is easily made by keeping faith with your
creditors and there Is no reason why you
should not do so. for if it is merely a matter
of money and you run short, why not come
to us? It's our business to- loan money
$10. $15, $20, $50, or larger Bums and we'll
extend an equal amount of courtesy and con
sideration on a small loan as on the larger
a good Impri. j
for this Bd oth- 3
Wo also want to make
sion" on our customers and
er reasons, we guarantee a square deal and
back it up by a written statement of all
charges in connection with a loan.
We know we make the .best rates in the city on chattel loans
and we want you to know it, too, when you need money.. We will
cheerfully explain in detail, if you say the word. - -.-"
FIDELITY LOAN' CO
Iloom 403 Best Building, Fourth Floor, Uock' Island
Old Phone West 514. acw Phone OQ11. f