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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1910.
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IN ZELAYA LAND
American Woman Describes
Experiences While Travel
ing in Nicaragua.
EXCITING TIME AT LEON
Party of Sympathizers With This
Country Resented Hissing at
htars ana Stripes.
Although South and Central Ameri
can revolutions have long been the
butt of many a conventional North
American Joke, the situation of United
States citizens In Nicaragua during
the present civil war there U anything
but a jocose matter, according to the
experienca-of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M.
Barris of -Lynn, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Barris left Nicaragua
In September, Just ns the present revo
lution, which has since, reunited in the
resignation of PresiJUaj sse Saiftos
Zelaya and the placing of two hostile
armies, one Zelayan and the other
commanded by his former governor,
John J. Estrada, In the field, was be
ginning to break.
"On our first trip we left Boston in
November, 19C7, Bailed to Costa Rica,
which is next to Nicaragua, and trav
eled part of the time by rail and part of
the way on mules over a wild moun
tain trail." said Mrs. Barris. "The
mountains were high and the trails of
the roughest sort. To me the perilous
part of the ride was when we came to
a chasm some 2,000 feet deep with a
wire pulley stretched across it and
large baskets suspended from the pul
ley, when it was explained that to get
across it was necessary to sit in the
basket and be hauled over on the
A Delightful Country.
"Nicaragua is one of the most de
lightful of countries. The climate is
charming. The moonlight of the even
ing la something a tourist can oiever
forget. In the cities there are many
handsome buildings, and much atten
tion is given to art. The natives are
kind and generous, and the well to do
families, most of whom have traveled
much and are educated abroad, are
'Leon, our final destination, has 40,
000 inhabitants and is very picturesque
with its old churches and its pretty
little houses and courtyards filled with
tropical plants. The place was un
spoiled by tourists, and an American
woman was a great curiosity. When
ever one passed through the streets
people rushed out of doors to see her.
"This visit in Leon was exciting, but
not pleasant. One night we were at
tending a theater. One of the per
formers sang a piece in which she
waved the flags of various nations.
Always before this the appearance f
the stars and stripes had been a sign
for cheering, but this night it was
hissed. It made my blood boil. The
next night I made up a theater party
of all the American sympathizers I
could bring together. The owner of
the theater had planned to cancel the
flag waving, as he said it made too
much excitement, but we persuaded
him to continue it for this one even
ing. When the American flag was
waved we stood np and gave a shout
which must have sounded like a foot
ball cheer. If there were any hisses
th(?y were loo feeble to " make them
Picturesque Ride on Mules.
In describing a ride of 120 mile's on
muleback from the mountain town of
Madagalpa during her first visit to
Leon she says:
"That ride from Leon to Madagalpa
was the most picturesque and in many
ways the most exciting of the trip. It
was a five djjys' climb through moun
tain wilderness to this quaint little
town, which is several thousand feet
above sea level. We had to have an
Indian guide, and it was so hot that
we could travel only at night.
"There was not much enchantment
about the houses where we stopped
along the route, however. These were
Indian huts made cf straw and grass
and mud. We slopt in hammocks, and
it was necessary to have the hammocks
swung Irish because the pigs of that
vicinity are numerous and also friend
ly, and if a hammock happens to bo
lowt enough they insist on scratching
their backs against the sleeper. We
carried some of our own provisions
with us, but much of the time had to
eat the native dishes, the principal one
being rice fried in grease, with cold
water poured over it. I ate this, but
never couid persuade myself to try
tortillas, the native bread.
Menaced by Robbers.
"Many travelers are held up and rob
bed along this route. On our first
night out we thought we were going to
be. We were at an inn when several
rough looking men rode up armed to
the teeth. They had good horses and
no baggage. You do not need a detec
tive to tell you that men who ride
swift steeds and don't carry luggage
on the Madagalpnn trail are freeboot
ers. They watched us continually un
til we left the inn. '
"We feared t!;ey would follow us
and expected to be held up on the trail.
Our Indian guide evidently thought so
too. He was clearly frightened and
hurried us along at such a pace that
we. became lost and wandered about
nearly all night before we got back to
the trail. Perhaps that circumstance
saved us from the robbers, for we saw
no more of them."
SPECIAL EXCURSION FARES
Via Grand Trunk Railway System,
Summer, 1909, Chicago to
Montreal and return $20.00
Quebec and return 24.00
Temagnl and return 21. GO
Po-Uand ind return ?.3ii
Old Orchard and return 27.35
i Boston and return 25.60
New York and return 25.50
Atlantic City and return... 25.70
Asbury I"ark and return 25.35
Corresponding fares to over one
hundred other" placrs in Canada, New
England and oil Jersey coa&r. Tickets
good thirty (.0) days. Liberal stop
over arrangements. St. Lawrence riv
er and rapids Included at slightly
higher fares. Time tables, descriptive
literature, etc., can be obtained by
icMl from W. S. Cook son, A. G. P. A.,
1ZZ Adams street, Chicago.
Brave Fire Laddies
often receive severe burns, putting
out fires, then use Bucklen's Arnica
Salve and forget them. It soon
drives out pain. For burns, scalds,
wounds, cuts and bruises, it's earth's
greatest healer. Quickly cures skin
eruptions, old sores, boils, ulcers,
felons; best pile cure made. Relief
is inst't. Twenty-five cents at all
FOR RENT ROOM.
FOR RENT Modern furnished room at
. 1515 Seventh avenue. -
FOB RENT Modern furnished rooms
at 1200 Third avenue.
FOR RENT Furnished rooms for light
housekeeping at 307 Third street.
FOR RENT Furnished rooms for light
housekeeping at 2312 Fifth avenue.
FOR RENT Nice warm room, strictly
modern. Apply 1230 Second avenue.
FOR RENT Modern furnished room,
with use of phone, at 1127 Second
FOR RENT Modern furnished front
room'wlth bath, also use of phone,
at ly34 Second avenue.
FOR RENT A large furnished front
room, suitable for two persons. In
quire 516 Twenty-fifth street.
FOR RENT A seven-room house In
good condition, with bath, gas and
electric light. Inquire 543 Nineteenth
FOR RENT Two nicely furnished
rooms for light housekeeping; rent
reasonable. Inquire 1422 Seventh avenue.
FOR RENT Furnished rooms, on first
floor, for light housekeeping; also
sleeping rooms, on second floor, at
2025 Fifth avenue.
FOR RENT Newly and nicely furnish
ed rooms for light housekeeping;
also sleeping rooms; location very
central, on car line; 1327 Second avenue.
FOR RENT HOUSES.
FOR RENT A seven-room house at
1115 Third avenue. Call old phone
FOR RENT A six-room cottage, with
gas, water and sewer, at 1715 Fourth
avenue. Inquire on premises.
FOR RENT A seven-room cottage with
modern improvements on Fifth-and-a-half
avenue. Inquire 934 Fifth ave
FOR RENT Seven-room house, with
furnace heat and gas; rent $35 per
month. Call mornings. New phone
FOR RENT Seven-room house, aii
modern. Inquire at Beardsley &
Bailey Company, . 217 Eighteenth
FOR RENT Six-room house, with mod
ern conveniences, at 6u0 Eleventh
street. Inquire 800 Seventeenth street,
or old phone 307.
FOR RENT Eight-room house, modern
conveniences, 921 Twentieth street.
Apply 11. II. Cleaveland. 210-212
Eighteenth street, city.
FOR RENT A new six-room house,
with furnace, gas, electric light, and
city water. Inquire corner Twellth
avenue and Thirtieth street.
FOR RENT A five-room cottage at 594
Dearborn street, Soutli Rock Island,
opposite Exposition grounds. Inquire
J. S. Scheuermann, 1700 Sixth street,
FOR RENT A modern five-room house,
with batii. gas, etc., on Forty-second
Btreet' and Sixth avenue. Inquire J.
A. Jloran, 1127 Second avenue. Old
KOR RENT One house at Sears; one
house in Cottage Grove; two houses
in South Rock Island. Inquire A. U.
Cramer 113 Second avenue- Old
phone west 199.
FOR RENT Eight-room house; hard
wood floors and all conveniences; cor
ner Twenty-second street and Elev
enth avenue. F. K. Rhoads, 1032
FOR RENT A four-room cottage with
summer kitchen, line lot of fruit and
garden spot, located at 1235 Thirty
lit th street. Inquire William Schaar
man. or phone 14S-R south.
FOR RENT Ten-room modern house,
centrally located. $35; seven-room
house in South Heights, nearly new,
J 12; seven-room house, newly paper
td and rainted, ready about Jan. 10,
$16; seven-room modern house, fur
nished, price on application. Hubbard
& Turin, Best building.
' FOR REST MISCELLANEOUS.
FOR RENT Invalid chair, by the day
or month. Call at 1513 Third avenue
HOW 50 cents made $200 and $5 made
$2,000 in a short time, is the title of
a fascinating booklet, which especial
ly investors of small means looking
for similar opportunities ought to
read. Copy free on application. Ad
dress President A. I.. Watcrbury, 350
Dearborn street. Chicago, 111.
IF YOU WANT to buy. sell, trade or
rent anything, engage help or secure
a situation, the Mail and Journal is
the one paper In Moline that can do
it for you. Mail and Journal wants
are popular, and Mall and Journal
wants bring results. One-half ce-n
per word is the price to all alike,
cash in advance; two-cent stamps will
do. Evening and Saturday Mail and
Journal. Moline. 111.
HENRY GAETHJE Proprietor Chip
piannock nursery. Cut flowers and
designs of all kinds. City store, 1607
Second avenue. Telephone 1110.
All the news all the time The
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OLD PHONE, WEST 122 KEWSIOS.
OPEN WEDNESDAY ND SATURDAY NIGHTS
Take a shirt, a collar, a
white vest, suit of under
wear and socks, put all in
a bundle, and have them
done to a turn at
601 TWELFTH STREET. BOTH
WASTED STALE HELP.
WANTED Grinder,'; Rock Island Man
ufacturing' Corapiuy, -
WANTED A young man for" delivery
purposes. II. Tremann's Sons.
WANTED Machine hands for latho
work. Rock. Island Manufacturing
WANTED Experienced superintendent
for plow works. W. C. Thompson,
WANTED Laborers at 8ers watei
power works.- Apply at office, first
bridge. Sears, 111.
WANTED A good, reliable boy 15 or
16 years of age. Jt H- Peterson
Dairy, Thirty-eighth street road.
WANTED Iron molders, wages 3 to
S3. CO. nine hours, railroad work; piece
system, man can make $4 to $5 per
day; open shop. Berry Foundry, St.
WANTED Agents; we pay $80 a month
salary and furnish rig and all ex
penses to Introduce poultry and stock
powder; new plan; steady work. Ad
dress Bigler Company, X 981. Spring
WANTED Men to learn barber trade;
few weeks completes; wages Satur
days; positions waiting Moler grad
uates; Just the . time to begin; term
completes at busiest season for bar
bers: catalogue mailed free. Mole'lH
Barber College, Chicago, 111.
WANTED Able - bodied men between
ages 21 and 3u for U. S. Marine Corps.
Must be native born or have first pa
pers. Excellent opportunity to see
the world. Good pay. Clothing, ra
tions, quarters, medical attendance
free. Apply room 34. Postofflce building.
WANTED Young men to learn auto
mobile business by mail and prepare
for positions as cliauffeurs and repair
men; we make you expert in 10 weeks,
assist you to secure position; pay big,
work pleasant. demands for men great;
reasonable; write for particulars and
sample lesson. Empire Automobile
Institute. Rochester. N. Y.
WAX TED FEMALE HELP.
WANTED At once, a good girl; apply
1830 Second avenue.
WANTED Two girls at Wright's res
taurant, 224 Seventeenth street.
WANTED A girl to take caro of chil
dren and assist with housework. Ad
dress "L.," care Argus.
WANTED Experienced girl for gen
eral housework in small family. Ad
dress 11. M. D., care The Argua.
WANTED MALE OR FEMALE.
WANTED Ten young people to take
course in Brown's Business college,
beginning Jan. 3. Positions waiting;.
- FOR SALE CITY PUOPETtTY.
FOR SALE A modern double dwelling,
seven rooms each side; a bargain If
taken soon . Reldy Bros.
FOR SALE On monthly payments, a
five-room cottage, almost new. In
quire J 4 G. Scheuermann, 1700 Sixth
FOR SALE Excellent five-room cot
tage in A No. 1 condition, situated
three blocks northeast of ball park.
Inquire at 1203 Second avenue.
FOR SALE: Some nice level lots In
South Rock Island, on Watch Tower
car line, 80x160. Old phone 052-X.
B. F. Rhodenbaugh. t
FOR SALE; A rJce lot In residence dis
trict; owner will sell for $300 less
than cost. W. E. Baliey. Old phone
west 302. or new 6iS.
FOR SALE At a bargain, a corner
lot, Thirty-eighth street and Fif
teenth avenue, iOxl05 feet, east front.
- Address "P. M.," cars Argus, or call
old phone west 851-X.
FOR SALE Seven-room house; good
cellar, artesian water In tne house;
taxes very low; located in Milan on
street car line; lot 60x140; price 11.
2u0. Eckhart &. Buffum.
FOR SALE Lots in Robinson's addi
tion In South Heights, from $300 to
$375; terms, 125 down, balance in five
years; a home on easy terms. Old
phone 759-K. E. W. Robinson,
FOR SALE Large eight-room brick
house. In one or. the finest locations in
the city; steam beat; lot 60x140; good
reasons for telling. Will make a good
price to anyone interested. Harry 1L
FOR SALE Cheap, nice level lots, 48x
125, corner Twenty-seventh street and
Eighteenth avenue, lacing Long View
street car track. Also for sale or
trade, one acre lot, with new seven
room house. Terms to please pur
chaser. Inquire of E. Xiioua, 610
FOR SALE Elegant six-room home on
Eleventh ave ue; hardwood floors,
richly docxira .a, line burn, plenty of
fruit, lull sized lot; price low for
quick sale. Five-room house, close
in, if taken this week, will sell for
J1.2.r)0. Almost new large five-room
house, with one acre, comainlng var
ious kinds' of fruit, south of Long
View park; no better proposition in
cit, only Jl.uOo. W. O. Jennings,
loiij Fourth avenue.
FOR SALE LASDS.
FOR SAL1 Eight lots in East Moline,
at a bargain; small payment down,
balance on -the installment plan. For
particulars call at 306 Safety building.
WANTED A position by young man
who is not afraid to work. Address
"V.," care Argus.
WANTED Work in grocery or depart
ment store us clerk by man with
some experience; can furnish good
references. Address "Clerk," care
WANTED Two . unfurnished rooms,
with heat, at 602 Twenty-fourth
WANTED Men to try our 5-cent shave
and lo-cent hair cut at 1716 Ti.ird
WANTED Chimneys to build, repair
and clean. McDowell Bros, old phone
.WANTED Ironing to do at home by
experienced voman.( Address "E. K.
S.," care Argus.
FOR SALE Farm lands In Rock Island
county; 240 acres at 175 an acre; 120
acres at 166 an acre; 80 acres at 7 0
an acio. List your farms with us for
quick sales. McRoberts Bros-, 1611
FOlt SALE Invest In lands; little cash
required; Minnesota and North Da
kota iund is increasingly rapid' y in
vaiue; it is a paying Investment;
prices ;12.&0 to J2o per acre. M. F.
Murphy, Grand Forks N. U.
FOR SABE One acre of Jand, four
room lipase, large chicken house, acre
fenced in witn chicken wire; barn,
well, cistern, fruit trees of all ki.nus;
lsl Twenty-seventh street. Tele
phone 853, three rings.
FOR EALE 270 acres, one mile from
city limits, Moline; four feet proved
coal; 12i acres Rock river bottom;
also 101 acres same; 24o acres eight
miles, from Moline, 175 per acre; 10i'tj
aces iiond improved land, eight miles
from Moline, IS.Ouo; 40 acres Rock
river bottom. IJo per acre; 800 acres
Mercer couiity corn land, 165 per acre.
Wl C. Wilson, R. F. D. 1, Moline, 111.
WANTED To rent .rooms i'or students; I
ix few desire to work tor room and i
board. Inquire Brown's Business col-
WANTED A two-counter total adder
casii register; answer giving descrip
tion and price. Address 170U care
WANTED Furniture; I buy household!
goods of every description; highest
prices paid lor anything and every- i
thing. 11. Kniff, 121 Ahlrd avenue,
Moline. 111. Old phone 7j1 east.
FOR SALE: MISCELLANEOUS.
FOR SALE Cheap, a good heavy over
tout. Call evenings .at Su7 Tv.enty
FOR SALE Cheap, If taken at once,
household goods, at 1C1S Fourtecnth-and-:i-lialt'
FOK SALE A pair of beagle hounds.
It.qiiii'c Fred Nowack. Seventeenth
blrc-t load. South Rock Island.
FOR SALE Forty cords of wood, one
mile south of Thirtieth street; must
Etil whole lot in rank. Illinois oil
Company. Old phone 7u6-L.
MONEY TO LOAN.
LOANS ON REAL ESTATE security at
lowest rates. LudOipii & Reynolds,
lawyers. Best uiocn, corner seven
teenth street and Second avenue.
MONEY TO LOAN on real estate secur
' Ity at lowest rates. Marion E. Swee
ney, attorney, rooms 32 and 35, Mltcu
ell i Lynde building. Rock island.
LOANS ON FURNITURE, pianos, horses,
wagons, etc.; quickly, privately, at
tne lowest rates. Mutual Loan Com
pany tuninc), room 411, People's Na
tional bank building; new phone olo.
Phone old west
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY of loaning
money on household goods, horses,
wai;ous, etc., without removal and
in u. quiet way. C.11 on us for quick
loans. Fidelity Loan Company, room
03 nest building.
MONEY LOANED to salaried people an&
others, without st-curity; easy pay
ments; no publicity. Call and get our
terms and methods of doing . business.
Othce hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Tel
ephone 'north 2411. Victor "Finance
Company, room 20. McManus build
ing. Second and Main streets, Davenport.
FOR SALE At auction, Friday, Jan.
at 2 p. m., a seven-room modern
l,oii"e in good residence dis'rict, one
half block from Long View car line,
at 101'J Seventeenth street.
PKOFF.SSIOXA L ATTOH XEV S.
JACKSON. HURST & STAFFORD At
torne s-at-law. Otiiee in Rock Island
National banii building.
HOPE THOMPSON Attorney-at-law.
General law business; probate, cum
' merciul and corporation law; 04-3o5
SEARLE & MARSHALL Lawyers-
Mon.'y o loan on good real estate
bfeurity. Rooms 302 and 303, Safety
Luiidii.y, Rock Island, lil.
McKNIRY & McENlRY Attorneys-at-iaw.
Loan money on good security;
lnalfe collections. References, Aiitch-
l ell it I.ynue, oan iters. Venice, luncueil
Ac I.; ndo building.
EXPRESS, STOltAGE, BUS AND CAB.
ulso manufacturer of awnings, tents,
wagon covers, etc. Tents for rent. B.
Roessler & Co., 2'J9 Fifteenth street,
opposite the court house. Rock Island.
INDEPENDENT EXPRESS CO. For
good service call on the Independent
Express Company, 303 Twenty first
street. Old pbone S81. Packing and
storage and all kinds of express Haul
ing. Also buying and selling second
WANTED A resposible young- busi
ness man in this city would like to
open an acquaintance With nice young
lady by addressing 1'. O. Box "X. 2, '
SWEENEY & WALKER Attorneys
and counselors at law. Money to loan
on real estate. Abstracts of title pre
pared. Rooms 200-203, People's Na
tional bank building.
INSURANCE on dwellings and house
hold furniture a specially. Chamber
X'LEASANT F. COX Real estate and
insurance. Loans a specialty. Best
lire companies represented. Your pat
ronage solicited. Phones west 23, and
new ol72. Oilico at court house.
BENNETT'S Insurance Agency Fire,
inc. accident, health and plate glass;
real estate and loans; second iloor.
Safety building. Oliice phone west
i20. Residence phone 736-K. Open
Wednesday and Saturday nights.
VILLA DE CHANT AL A home school
conducted lor gins ty the Sisters of
the Visitation. Rudimentary and high
er branches' and a!l polite accomplish
ments taught. Twentieth street and
Fifteenth avenue. Rock Island.
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
ki. J- TOHER & CO. Brokers. Daven
port. Stocks, grains, provisions, cot
tcn. Private v,ire to New York and
Ch'cago. Oliice, 109 Main street. Tel
H. J. TOHEK. A. Li. ANDERSON.
EL J. TOSDEE & CO.,
PRIVATE WIRES TO NEW YORK
103 MAIN STREET, - DAVEWPORT
PHONE WEST 407.
WE WILL BOND YOU Executors', ad
ministrators', guardians', trustees' or
any kind of judicial bonds; lodges and
society otilcers; city, state or L". H.
government officials; contractors, po
sitions of trust; in fuct, any kind of
bond you want texcept bail bonds).
Terms reasonable. Hayes ic Cleave
land, resident managers. Fidelity ic
Deposit Company of Maryland.
fe'OR MEN AND WOMEN Mrs. E. W.
Miller, graduate masseuse; electric
Vibrator, treatments, vapor baths,
scientiiic booy and facial massage,
therapeutic lighl, spinal tieaunent,
Swedish movements, etc. Hours iroiu
10 a. m. to 9 p. m. Henley building,
buil.) If,, corner Fourth una Brady
utreets. jlwivenpyt. Iowa.
CONTRACTORS ASD BUILDERS.
Manufacturers ol Sash, Doori,
Blinds and Stain. Interior Finish, ol
HARDWOOD VENEER FLOORING.
. AND DEALERS IN GLASS.
311 AND 323
LOST AND FOUND.
LOST In Family theatre, a green bag
purse. Please return same to Rock
Island Club and receive reward.
LOST Thursday evening on Bridge
line car or on Twentieth street be
tween Third and Eighth avenues, a
pair of spectacles. Return to 1911
Eighth avenue and receive reward:
LOST A 110 bill between Twentieth
and Twenty-first streets on Fourth
avenue, or between Third and Fourth
avenues on Twentieth street. Finder
return to Argus and receive reward.
LOST Christmas eve. a black ribbon
watch fob, with Elk's tooth, gold
mounted, and Initials G. H. D-: red
diamond-shaped A. I. B. E. pin was
' also on fob. . Reward If returned to
Trio Manufacturing Company, 2424
MULTIPLE ELECTROLYSIS Superflu
ous hairs on face and arms perma
nently removed with ono to fx
' needles; four to six hours' work in
one with six; treatments given at
home unless otherwise desired. Ad
dress Miss A. M. Klttrldge, 1019 Per
ry street, Davenport. Old phone 3138.
SAFES IN BIG HOTELS.
Valuables Kept In Thsm by Guests For
Years at a Tims.
A woman walked up to the counter
of a fashionable hotel and asked for a
package of valuables which waa In tho
"If I had not wanted one particular
thing I suppose I should have left tba
package where it was for another
three years," she said to the clerk.
"Yes," said the clerk in answer to a
question after the woman left, "that
packet had really been in our safe for
three years. Why, we have all sorts
of valuable papers, jewelry and even
money that are intrusted to our keep
ing for years at a time. People seem
to prefer a hotel safe to a safety de
posit vault. One reason perhaps is that
it costs nothing. Another is that the
standard of hotel clerks baa improved.
"It is astonishing the amount of Jew
elry that people keep in hotel safes. Of
course the owners have originally stop
ped In the hotel, but they go away,
leaving their valuables, and 1 have
known such persons to be gone as
much as two years and never make an
Inquiry about their property in that
"To show you how much confidence
people have in hotels and their em
ployees I might mention that the other
day a man came in here and put four
$1,000 bills In an envelope, wrote hia
name on the latter and asked me to
put it in the safe. Not long ago an
other man actually did the same thing
with seven ?10.000 bills."
The clerks of several other hotels
talked in a similr.r strain without any
"I'll bet I have handled more than a
million dollars' worth of Jewelry to
day," said one. "Look here," and be
opened the safe and piled six or eight
big jewelry cases on the counter, but
hurriedly put them back. "In one of
those I know there is over $200,000
worth, and what I showed you was
only a few of what the safe contains."
New York Sun.
A RESTRAINING HAND.
Its Action Followed by a Voice That
Tatrick II. McCarren once told me
of a funny incident that happened in
Rome," said a Brooklyn lawyer. "Mc
Carren said that on his first visit to
Rome, after he had seen the Coliseum
and the Forum, he visited the Ara
Coeli church, on the left of the Capl
toline hill. He climbed the grand
btairway leading to the church, the
finest open air stairway in the world.
He pushed back the heavy leather cur
tain, and, entering, he found a service
in progress. So he put his hat on the
marble floor at bis side and took a
"After tun minutes or so he decided
he would go and reached down for his
hat. But a restraining hand was laid
on his, and he desisted. He knew, of
course, that some churches don't like
people to leave in the midst of a serv
ice. "Ten or fifteen minutes more passed.
The service stiil continued. Senator
McCarren got impatient and again
reached for his hat. But again the un
seen hand restrained him from the
"A little later, however, the senator
quite lost patience. This was, he told
himself, an important service, of
course. Nevertheless he did not pro
pose to miss his luncheon, and it would
harm no one if he slipped out quietly.
"So a third time he reached for his
hat. and the Invisible hand a third
time detained him. ne persevered,
however. The silent hand pushed, and
his silent hand pushed against it Hut
just as he was conquering in the strug
gle a voice said in good American:
"Cheese it, boss; that's my hat
you're taking.' "Exchange.
Could Prove It.
A few days ago an alderman was
glancing over the register at one of
the local hotels to see if a friend of
bis was registered there. Near him
stood a man who was holding on to
the desk for dear life in a semisuccess
ful attempt to maintain his balance.
"I s-s'pose you think I'm drunk?"
said tho stranger, looking belligerently
at the alderman.
"Xo; not in the least," replied the
alderman, anxious to avoid the possi
bility of a row. , ,
"Well, you'd know I was If I let go
this desk," answered the man. New
Location and Prices that
CAN'T BE BEAT.
W. E. BAILEY,
1719 1-2 Second Ave.
TRIO LODGE, NO. 67. A. F. A A. M.
Meets in stated communication
Vy the first .Thursday of each
month. J. W. Ilouder, V. M. ;
William B. Pettlt. secretary.
ABSTRACT OP TITLE.
ABSTRACTS of Tills prepared or con
tinued to date covering any real es
- tate In the county. Prompt and ac
curate service at reasonable rates
' Rock Island Title A Abstract Com
pany; J. J. Ingram, president; W. J.
Sweeney, secretary; 200-203, second
. floor, People's National bank Ouild-tng.
Kstate of George Larannt. deceased.
The undersijrned having been ap
pointed administrator of the estate of
ieorge Lament,- late f the county of
Hock Island, state of Illinoin, dnceased.
hereby gives notice that he will appear
before the county court of Hock Island
county, at the county court rotm, In
the city of Rock laland. at the March
term, on the first Monday in March
next, at which time all persons having '
claims against aaid estate are notified
and requested to attend for the purpose
of having the same adjusted. All per
sons Indebted to said estate ara request
ed to make Immediate payment to the
Dated 30th rtay of December, A. D.
1909. B. D. LAMONT.
Executor's Wot Ice. V
Kstate of Ransom R. Cable, deceased. '
The undersigned having been ap
pointed executors of the last will and
testament of Ransom R. Cable, late of
the county of Rock Inland, state of, Illi
nois, deceased, hereby give notice that .
they will appear before the county court
of Rock Island county, at the county
court room. In the city of Ro k Island,
at the February term, on the first Mon
day in February next, at which t:me all
persons having claims against said es
tate are notitied and-, requested to at
tend for the purpose of having the same
adjusted. All persons Indebted to said
estate are requested to make Immediate
payment to the undersigned.
Dated thla 22nd day of December, A,
D. 109. JANE 8. CABLES
1IIIIAM H. CABLE!,
BENJAMIN 8. CABLE.
Jackson, Hurst & Stafford, attorneys.
(The Beat Is the CneapMl).
ESTABLISHED 1874. " " ;
American Ins. Co Nswart; N. J.'
Continental Int. Co..... ....New York.
Agricultural Ins. Co New York
Farmers' Ins. Co York. P
Williamsburg Ins. Co New Tor
Reliance Fire Ins. Co... .Phllailelpb!s
Northern Ins. Co '......New York
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. .Rockford, I1L
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co . . ConLectieut
Office, 1728 Third avenue. Rates as
low as consistent with security.
ROCK ISLAND. ILli
b ana on"n. with i
v locate)! on . r n
if, with a lot lyiBO.
City Property and
Farm Lands for Sale
Seven-room "house and bR"n. with I
fine lot. beautifully locate)l en . r3a f
street, ror only 3,&oo,
ror si, too.
Elcht-room modern hone on 17th
street for S3.70O.
Fix-room house, with onr-half acre of
land, all kinds of fruit. f20O.
Five-room cottage, beautifully loca
ted near Augustana colleg.t, with a fine
view of the river, for only SLeou.
Kighty-ncre farm, six irllea south of
Milan, with very good Improvements,
fenced and cross-fenced, SMI am acre.
Klphty-acre farm S'i miles southeast
f Milan, at fill mm met f. Will take
trade on this one. ...
Fine 4"-a-re farm IK inline from
Fulton, III.. SI25 an acre. Will take a
13 000 trade on this.
120-acre farm 14 miles north and eaat
of Davenport, nearly all level land, at
flOO an acre. Will take A $4,0)0 trade
Kighty-acre farm. 18 ir.iles from" Dav
enport, fine pet. of Improvements, fine
level land, at SSS on acre.
153-acre farm, 14 miles from Daven
port, with a fine new eight-room mod
ern house, larite new birn, good hog
house, corn cribs and granary, nil fenc
ed and cross-fenced with woven wire;
to close out at once, $IOi an acre.
Do not forget thnt we have a very
choice polertlon of vacant lota for sale,
far below their real vaftie. If same are
taken on or before March 1. 1910.
And wp will cheerfully furnish esti
mates and plana free of charge on an
building which you wlih to erect, ant
make you a loan on sarne at the lowest
poflbl rate of lntreMt.
We also write Are Insurance at the
lowest posslblo rate.
In office every Saturday evenlnf.
For full particular, call or write
Blankenburg & Blankenburg,
Office rtune, Wert 241. Reeldenea,
On Real Estate Security.
Mitchell Lynde Building
0Th is la a pretty broad statement bn. I
a call at our oflioe will convince yn
of the truth of our statements. We
fcvl are not dinpsrsgtn? other concerns ut --"
I . i tuuyino out we Know mat toe i i
HTtntB Tfifl-irrM -nrl nMe-rilffm 4
ue have Qiven
SJ eommoiation for the borrowing
4 public than the ordinary, old style I
I 1 plan of loan leg mou ry. II
RELIABLE LOAN CO.
New I'hone 0708.
Old Phone West 1008, New
1805 Second Avenue
M - Rock Islaria.