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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. .SATURDAY,- JANUARY 22, 1910.
Chords and Discords
V- I . . ;.
Dear Tom : Guess I got a little com
petition In my quest of the chaflng
v dish queen. I
flirted on tie
able to draw a
ting as yet. Not
that I am not
c o m e of
may be slip
ping me th i
bunk at that.
but she doesn't
look like that
kind of a girl.
But thus far It seems to bo my mis
fortune to want to kick in on a busy
night. She's a social cut-up, you must
understand. Not one of those fussy
Allies that's peddling eye-music all the
i while, but she mixes with the exclu
'sives, and you know they've got some
' thing brewing all the time during the
cool weather. I've been handed three
different excuses for my failure to
alight at my queen's domicile, and
each sounds plausible. One was a pre
vious appointment for a girls' party;
etc. But, then, what's the use? Let
the old dill rave.
Almost forgot to post you on my so
cial maneuverings. I made another
landing last week in one of the homes
of the exclusive set, again going as a
filler. I suppose, if they keep ringing
me in, eventually I'll be promoted to. a
regular. On this occasion one of the
first 6ons defaulted at the 11th hour,
and the relief station (meaning me)
was appealed to. I'm just like a mem
ber of the fire department nowadays
constantly keeping in readiness with
my uniform on the peg awaiting a call.
Well, this happened to be a bridge
party. "What I know about the game
is positively scandalous. I read up, In
anticipation of an emergency sum
mons, but there's not much in books
In this card business. You have got
to buck the lino and get the hard ex
perience. This was a lovely party. I
have an evening suit, but it ha9 out
livod its usefulness, "and of late I have
been working one belonging to Joe
you know he's out west in the mines.
It's a beautiful fit, except in the arms,
and I know there's going to be an acci
dent one of these times.
My queen was not among those pres
ent. She was invited, I learned, but
the "important engagement" interven
ed. I had a good time, but I couldn't
night. It's great,-too.
"Who you goln' with?"
"Say, it's a shame to pipe it. I have
coaxed out an honest dip who never
leaves home in the evening. "Bugs on
tha htnlra TOsrvwered . him in the
SIXTY NEW PUPILS
ENTER HIGH SCHOOL
neighborhood. What do you say to j
coming along?" ( ,
"Will he stand for it?"
"Say, leave that to me. . I'm his first
crush. He's one of them Freddies
that's always apologizing for what he's
trying to kick out of his system. Just
getting city broke."
"And you like him?"
"Sure. Why not? He don't know a
thing. As long as he stays that way,
we'll never scrap. You be at the house
when he calls, see? In the meantime
I'll order him to buy an etxra. Fine
doin's. eh, kiddo?"
"Well, 'I wonder."
"Here's my corner."
"So long, kid."
REFUSES TO BE TURNED DOWN.
The conversation turned to a dis
cussion of young men who had made
good in the face of unequal handi
caps. "Did you ever come across an auburn-haired
chap from Davenport who
signs his John Henry as Harry V.
Scott?" inquired the one who prides
himself on his intimate knowledge of
current social and commercial history
i Clashes Graduated from Three of the
keep my mind on the cards. I made I jn these parts. "There's a chap of
several horrible mistakes. I guess my
batting average was below .100. But
I did the best I could. I overheard ono
another was a family dinner, and the ; elegant lady remark, "I wonder how he
last was an "important engagement. ' j happened to break in? When I first
jThls latter has been stumping me. I j eaw nim i thought him one of the
booted the ball all around the table in j servants engaged for the evening."
Iray effort to get oar to spill -something, j And me with Joo's suit on, too. Well,
(but she proved abetter fencer than I ag it happens, fhe's got nothing on
'.gave her creditfor being. She is some , me. Some day, old side-kick, it may
iwiso lady. It would never do for me i come my turn when I can slide her one
to inquire whom the "Important en-: tnat will-jolt her memory. You know
gagement" was with, for right off the j the eld Baying about the long road,
reel I would" be uncovering a ftreak of i xhe dip who scribbled that had a
the green" eye. Wouldn't I, old pal? j no0dle. I'm for him strong. I walked
'And you know I have none of it in my , home alone. The rest of the company j auditor seemed to take delight la pick-
whose early struggles I happen to
know something. Of course you are
aware that today he Is the vice presi
dent of one of the largest concerns in
our neighboring city.
I "Harry was bookkeeper in a country
town lumber office out in Iowa. He
was a good one, and he knew that he
was. He took the job when very
young and held it down for a consid
erable time, and never had been called
for an error. There was a cranky old
auditor who periodically dropped into
the village to check up his accounts.
Harry did not object to this, but tho
i -'Anyway, I have had my listeners to
terra, and I have discovered that she
has been . receiving a big loafer who
wears a frat pin. and is sleeping close
to the paternal bank roll. I don't be
lieve she cares for him, for if she did.
bad autos and cabs. But there was a j ing at ninit criticising little things ap-
beautlful moonlight, and I enjoyea a j parenty in an effort to make him feel
nice dream and the fresh ozone of the j tnat he was not as efficient as he plum
early morning. i e,j himself on being. Harry counten
I am making another try to break ; ancei the gaff until his patience waa
through the line at queenle's home, j worn ajuj he made up his mind that
I'm on the trail of the loafer with the i fhp nftxt time the auditor called him.
yhe'd likely do a little bragging about incre. I enjoyed your letter. . Let me
Lim to me. You, ought to have a gape
at him. IfI ever get my peepers on
a photo of tim, I'll mail it to you. Just
another horrible example of ma's baby.
He would be a scream in Fauntleroy
trousers end a tin whistle.
I Far be it from me to pan the young
gentleman. Of course, you and I have
had the poorhouse staring us In the
face since childhood, but that big
porker has been nursed on long-green
ever since he was old enough to rec
ognize a copperino. " What I object to
chiefly is to be classed as a competitor
Of such, a mud horse. Turn us both
loose in plowed ground, on .an equality
j financially, and' I'd be at the-post" be
'fore he got his pedals warm.
' The word has gone out that I'm
dippy over the queen. The,well wish
ers have turned-to their anvils and the
music is beasmruiiy sootmn-g. it is so j gi- on at.
Comforting to know that one enjoys j imow
ithe real warm, friendship of one's ac
quaintances. One darling old lady
who, by the way. Las not spoken to her
own husband in two years, and Is ab
horred by every servant in the city
remarked that it was to be deplored
that such an elegant girl would permit
herself to be duped by such a worth
less sort as me. Sue said she would
m?ke it her business to see the fair
have another one soon,
I ll tell it all
Conversation between two girls over-
when he was guiltless of any inaccur
acy In the keeping of his accounts,
he would forthwith throw up his job.
The grouch appeared on his regular
trip. It was the same old story. Harry
held himself to his promise and inform
heard on a Third avenue car: ed the auditor that he was through that
"Hello, Gert!" very night. He was asked if he would
"Hi, kiddo!" j not remain until some competent man
"Hfcin't saw you in a week. -Where could be found as his successor. Not
you been? I was at the rink last night, him. He admits himself that he did
and I rubbered and necked, and I was ! not have over five dollars in his
surprised that I didnt' see you. Fred
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wss there with the bells- on," and I re
marked to Pearl it was funny you was
not with him."
"Chop that chiming. Ho's nothln'
to me. Don't ' know where you get
your head filled with that brand of
racket. Say, he's been pesterin' me
for a year, and he knows where he
but you told me
clothes when the following day he set
out for Davenport, He did not wasti
any time in seeing the sights of the
city, but started out bright and early
in quest of a meal ticket. He knew
the clerical side of the lumber busi
ness and he decided he would canvass
the offices of the concerns engaged in
that line. He showed in the office of
the U. N. Roberts company. He was
received by the head of the company.
but was politely told that there was
yourself that he was about it." j not a vacancy at that time. His name
"Oh, well, that was just for the sake I was taken and he would be notified at
of saying something. Let me tell you j the first opening. Harry was on his
about that walking bundle of air. i way, but he was not to be discouraged.
Grade Buildings Second Sem
ester Begins Monday.
The second semester of the public
school term will commence Monday
morning and parents who have chil
dren ready to enter school are request
ed to have theni register and go to
their schools at the proper time Mon
day morning. All children who are 6
years old or who will be 6 years old
within the course of the next few
months are eligible to attend school.
The first semester came to a clos-3
yesterday with the graduation from
the grade schools of 75 pupils. Therei
were three classes from Lincoln, Haw
thorne and Horace Mann schools.
Most of these pupils have signified
their intention of entering high school
and it is expected that the new half
year class will consist of 60 pupils.
Nothing to him. He's short, that's
all. Ko does a whole lot of scenery
work, but when it comes to giving a
girl a good time, he don't coma io the
scratch. Blow that kind of talent.
T.Ir.ybe he harn't the monev, but what
He returned the next day, and receiv-1
ed the same answer, with the further j ROOSEVELT
explanation mat. n was uspipss ior uiui
wasting his time calling at the office
until he had been notified to come.
Momentarily young Scott was crushed
flood in rehearsing a matter which
had previously been repeatedly passed
upon. This speech gave the young
fellow from the country time to get a
toe hold, and he proceedod to tell the
veteran lumberman what he wanted
to do and what he was capable of do
ing. Incidentally he made a proposi
tion to go to work at anything for $1
a day, because he needed ' the work,
and, more, he needed the money, and
he did not conceal the fact from the
man on whom he was seeking to force
himself as an employe. His persistency
and consummate confidence in himself
Impressed the lumberman. Mr. Rob
erts suggested a selling trip on. the
road. Scott said that would be just to
his liking. A route list was brought
forth. Scott had never been in any
of the towns. Mr. Roberts blue pen
ciled dealers on whom it would be use
lees for the new traveler to call, as
they had been drummed for years and
had proved 'dead ones,' some of them
having broken with the Roberts con
cern because of former business mis
understandings. Scott would accept no
more than $1 a day for 30 days, the
company, of course, to pay his travel
ing and living expenses while he was
on the road. Scott told his new boss
that at the end of the 30 days he would
fire himself, for It would not be nec
essary to tell him whether he had
made good or not. Scott's first visits
in the places on his route were on the
concerns that had been off the calling
list of his company. He told the deal
ers the circumstances under which he
had been engaged in his new position.
He put up a strong line of talk, as you
may appreciate, when it is stated that
he got a good order from every last
one of them. The boss in Davenport
did not know what to think of the or
ders that were pouring in from the
territory on which the new man had
been assigned. There is no use to go
further. Scott did not .lo6e his job
when the 30 days were up. He con
tinued with the Roberts interests, and
today he is the vice president of the
Gordon-Van Tine company, one of the ;
largest mail order lumber establish-!
ments in the United States. For a long j
time after his first affiliation with the j
Roberts company as traveling sales
man he was dubbed by his intimates
as 'Dollar-a-Day Scotty.'"
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have collected many jpeciea of birds
and mammals. Quentin Grogan has
recovered, and the others of. the party
are in excellent health.
Kermit Roosevelt hopes to photo
graph a living white rhino before
the departure of the expedition for
Nimule on Feb. 3. Nimule is to the
north of the Province of the Nile and
will be reached; by boats up the River
Bar-El-Jebel. The trip should occupy
not more than two days.
The party had an interesting experi
ence that had not been counted on on
their second day at Rhino camp. A
grass fire, accidentally started,
threatened to burn up the whole out
fit, which was saved only by the ener
getic work of all hands in clearing
the grass immediately surrounding the
Today in the Markets
Chicago, Jan, 22. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
May, 111. 111, 111. 111.
July, 102. 102, 101. 102.
September, 98, 98, 97, 97.
May, 691g. C9. C8Va, 68-
July, C8, 68, 67?, 67
May, 48, 48, 4S. 48. ':
July, 45, 45, 44, 44.
January. 21.10, 21.10, 20.80, 20.90.
May, 21.67, 21.70, 21.23, 21.25.
July, 21.62, 21.65. 21.25, 21.25.
January. 12.27, 12.27, 12.05, 12.15.
May, 12.00, 12.02. 11.85. 11.S5.
July, 11.92, 11.92, 11.77, 11.77.
January, 11.70, 11.70, 11.50, 11.52.
May. 11.55, 11.C5. 11.37. 11.37.
July, 11.45, 11.45, 11.73, 11.37.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound. 11c;
spring chickens, . per pound, 13c: tur
keys, lTMc; ducks, 10c; geese, 10c.
Butter Dairy, 30c; creamery, 35c.
Fresh eggs 34c.
Lard 15a ' ; '
Feed ana fuel.
Grain Corn, 60c; oats, 43c.
Forage Timothy hy. $16; wild,
$14; straw, $3.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack.
Wood $4.50 per load.
IF YOU WANT to buy. sell, trade or
rent anyming. engage beip or leeor
a. situation, the JMoil and Journal la
the one paper In Moline that can do
It for you. Mail and Journal wants
are popular, and Mall and Journal
wants bring result:. One-half cit
per word Is the price to all alike,
cash tn advance; two-cent stamps will
do. Evening; and Saturday Mall and
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CONTRACTORS AND BVOXmU.
Jokrn WA & Co
Manufacturers of Bash, Doors,
Blinds and Stairs. Interior Finish ot
HARDWOOD VENEER FLOORING
AND DEALERS IN GLASS.
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one's mother and hip her to my past j gets mo peevish is his wide line jot j but after ho had reached the open air
life. She'll make good, tco, you can j talk. Ho's pasf d It on other girls, j he pullnd himself together and deter-
gamble on that. My nrst impulse 'was but here s one little bright-eyes that 'mined on a fresh
phone and inquire if she would care
for my written biography, the same to
embrace, a complete narration of my
j"oats sowing period," recounting the
time and place of each shoe-throwing,
Gets Thrpe Hull and Two Cows of
the White Sptvies.
Wadelai, Belian Congo (30 miles
; north of Lake Albert). Jan. 22. A spe
cial native runner has arrived her
dvance on the mor- from Rhino camp, the hunting head-
"I know, kiddie, but he's not half
bad from what I can hear about him."
"Say, fer-get it fer-get it. Take It
from me, he's a counterfeit."
"I'm going to the show tomorrow
row. hen he reappeared before Mr. quarters of the Smithsonian African i
Roberts the latter wanted to know If j scientific 'expedition, bringing the j
hi3 memory was affected and that if (news that Colonel Roosevelt has killed'
it was so dull that he could not under- three good bulls and two cows of the ;
stand the proprieties of business; that
time was too valuable to be thus sacri-
white rhinoceros family and consid
erable lesser game. The naturalists
GOVERNMENT, TWO CITIES AND STATE, PARTNERS
IN HUGE HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER DEVELOPMENT
Receipts today Wlieat. 17
19S; oats 03; hogs, 17,000;
2,000 : sheep, 3,500.
Intimated receipts Monday Hojs,
Hog market oppned weak. Hos
left over S.30O. Light $S.20fiS.55 ;
mixetl and butchers $S.35J?S.C5; good
heavy $S.SG'tiS.70; rough heavy $8.3j
Cattle market closed wenk.
Shoep market, opened st-ndy. .
Omaha Ho;6, 4.500; cattle, 100,
Kansas City Hogs, 3.'"'0; cattle,
lc. market closed weak 5 and 10
cents lower. Bulk sales SS.25f!:S.C0;
light $S.irftS..j0; mixed and buteh-.-.s
$8.25SS.fi': Z(d heavy $S."0 a S.C3 .
rourrh heavy $:'.MiK S.4'.
Cattle market closed weak.
Sheep market, weak.
Minneapolis Today 23S; last week
302; las year 1S1.
Dnluth Today 55; last week C2;
last ytar 27.
Liverpool closing cables Wheat 1
to IV2 d. higher, corn '-i higher.
f " ft"
No matter how sensitive your
olfactory nerves may be, or under
what working conditions you en
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you'll not detect tli2 slightest odor of
The Perfection Oil Heater neitLer smokes nor diffuses oder. The new
Automatic Smokeless Device
positively prevents fceth. .Repeated tc?ts during its incimVncy ami develep
inent, inr.utncrable trials after it had been proni tmctd rxriect by the inventcr,
demonstrated its utility and sure effecti tress.
Tiie wick cannot be turned up be3-ond the point of it greatest effeerive
r.c?s. It locks automatically and thus secures the rreatost licut-yieMing flan:e
without a sign of smoke or smell. Removed in an insiar.t for cleaning.
Solid fcras font hoids 4 quarts of oil sufficient to Rive c.it a glevir.g heat
for 9 hours so'id brass wick carriers damper top c-.ol h-iullc- oil ind:c-:or.
Heater beautifully finished in r.ickcl or Japan iu a vaiicty of styles.
Evtry Dealer Everywhere. If Vot At Yours, V.V
to the Nearest Ageticy of t
!r fir nrcr'r-:ive Circular
; St. Paul, Minn
sity councils of St. Paul and Minne
apolis have each pledged in writing
that they will participate in the gov
ernment's invitation to the two cit
ies, tho state of Minnesota and the
United . States to become partners in
the raleing of tho famous "dam num
ber two" in St. Paul to a height
eufneient to utllira the power for
elactrlc development. The present
.navigation lock and the. dam itself
rwill be raised 15. feet higher at an ad-
THE MISSISSIPPI AT SAIXT PAUL
Jan. 22. The
dltional cost of $250,000. The power
thus provided wil be distributed to
both cities for public lighting, and a
part will be used by the state for
state institutions and part by the gov
ernment for its own purposes at Fort
Snelllng, a mile distant, and one of
the six great military posts of the
St, Paul and Minneapolis are to
provide the funds for the raising of
tha present dam, which except for
rates and fittings, is practically com
plete. It i located on the western
MAJOR C. S. RICHE
side of St. Paul, crossing the Miss
issippi in a long gorge where "tl ft
is ample opportunity to raise ,i
enormous head of water. The gov
ernment bellve that the navigation
of the rfver, to aid which the dam
was originally built, will bo assisted
by the icerense In height of the dara,
and the, 31-foot head of water thus
developed will be sufficient Dot only
to light tho streets sod public parks
of the two cities with a combined
population of 600,000, but the un
iversity of Minnesota, the agricul
tural college and grounds, the big
Minnesota state fair and the entire
military reservation at Fort Snell
lng. The" improvement will msko
both cities independent of U i light
ing trust. The cost of $250,000 will
be divided between the cities ena
the expenses of maintenance and 'op
eration divided as well.
The raising of the lower da-n or
dam number two will flood out tue
upper dam, a costly piece of .engin
eering work of the same size and
character and make it wholly use
less. It is believed by the govern
ment engineers that it will bm neces
sary to dynamite the latter darn and
remejve it in order to secure free nav
igation, This will mean that beiweeu
ffiO'.9fJO and $000,000 ef expensa
U wholly useless,'
New York Bank Statement.
Reserve increased $S.3S9,030.
Iss U. S .increased 5S.40C.250.
Ivons increased $10,731,700.
Specie increased $13.875,S1Q.
Lcpals increased $27O.fi0O.
T)ppos-!tp increased $2:'..( 1 rs. inn.
Circulation increased $17S.50i.
New York Stocks.
Now York, Jan. 22. Fo'.lowing are i
the quotations on the stock market to-
L S. Steel preferred
I7. S. Steel common
Rock Island preferred
Rock Island common
STANDARD Oil. COMPANY
. . 44Vi
. . to?;
Xew York Ontral
Northern Pacific .
L. & N
C. F. I
Canadian Pacific 1S1
Lead ; SGV,
C. & O S7
B. R.. T. -;(. i4
D, & O
Atchison , 118?i
St. Paul ',.,".' 1484 i
Copper , R3?4
Republic Steel common 40'.
Southern Railway 311
It's the Ideal way to travel cconrmicall;.
Go via '
and in comfort.
in cloati. easy-riding, vestibulc-d tcurist cars cars that
provide nil the essentials and comforts of the standard
Pullman and at only half the exnr-a'.n.
You have your choice of tv.o rouf-s the southern, lew
t.ltitudp route the warm wlater wny nud rhrough won
derful Colorado, whre every mile is o.-v; of scenic gran
deur. Let me tll you what a -delightful trip there is in
Btore for you by going tourist.
S. F. Boyd, O'v. Pass. Agt., Pavenpo't.
F. H. Plummer, C. P. Agt.,
1229 Secorid Aveny- Rock Island.