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JTHB ROCK 1SEAND 'ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAT 7, 1910.
Chords and Discords
. . WE NEED THE SLEEP, BROTHER.
Silvia, 111., May 5. Dear Editor: I
am one of the credulous lambs who
has fallen for
all this Halley
comet bunk. I
some In scl
ence. and if
there is , any
la. the heavens
I would like to
get a' square
look at It, I
have been fol
lowing all of
printed in the
n e w spapers,
and they seem
to be pretty
For the past
six nights I have risen at the- time
scheduled for the appearance of the
comet, and I have seen it, or some
thing that will do as a substitute, each
time. But what confuses me each
morning it was in a different position.
Three mornings I thought I got a
glimpse of the tail, and the other times
there was no trolley in sight. It seem
ed just an ordinary star. The other
members of my family did not take
any stock in the Halley comet. The
first morning I managed to rise with
out wakening any of the family. I got
a fairly satisfactory look, but wanted
to make sure before inviting my wife
and the children to join me at a
"show" party that I had in mind to
break down their skepticism. The sec
ond morning I stumbled on a chair in
the hallway in -trying to reach the
bathroom, which gives a fine view or
the eastern horizon. The dog was
aroused by the noise, and he tore
through the lower" precincts of the
house as though he was after burglars.
I had attended a lodge meeting the
evening before, and reached home af
ter the other members of the family
had retired. My wife was positive that
I was just turning in when the mishap
occurred in the hall. I wanted to turn
-on the lights and convince her, but
' she said she had heard enough to sat
isfy her. After the fall in the hall I
saw a bunch of lights, and it was half
an hour before I got the number re
duced to one. That" was H'-lley's, I
suppose. After I had put In tx morn
ings cometing; I extended an invita
tion to the family. .The next day we
were all up at 3:15, but Halley failed
to make good. There was a shiner in
the eastern horizon, but it was not
the real article that I had been seetng
when I was alone. So now I'm in bad
with my family. They declare I arous
ed their curiosity In order to cheat
them out of their early morning sleep.
I would be indebted to you if you
would rise a few mornings and put
me right on the' game.
,. , PHILIP A.
OCR INSIDE INFORMATION BCREAtT.
W. E. M., West Davenport : "We doubt
whether there is any grounds for your
suspicion that Rock Island permitted
Davenport to win the opening game of
the season on the home grounds In
your city, prompted, as you suggest,
by financial considerations. Of course,
no one can prevent you and your fel-!
lows from forming your own opinions.
"While Rock Island tries to take every
game that it plays, the true spirit of
baseball or any fairly conducted sport,
it realized that the odds were in favor
of Davenport, in view 'of the ceremo
nial occasion, and neither the team
Is Nature's Surest Helper in Cases
of Stomach Distress
There is nothing yon conld imagine that win eqnal the
torture and suffering of those who are distressed after each
meal. There is heartburn, gas on stomach, bloating, head
ache, smothering sensations and oftentimes vomiting. The
trouble is, your food does not digest simply sours and fer
ments. No wonder you give up in despair. If we could only
persuade every such sufferer to try Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters at once we believe it will do them a world of good; in
fact,, there is no limit to its goodness in all cases of stomach,
liver, bowel or kidney disorders. It will strengthen the stom
ach, awaken the liver, regulate the bowels and keep the sys
tem free from disease.
It is also excellent in cases of indigestion, dyspepsia, -constipation,
biliousness, kidney ills and malaria, fever and
ague. We urge you again to try a bottle todaj-. Its results
are certain. '
nor the fans were in the least disap
pointed over the outcome. If you. con
tinue in the vicinity through to the
end of the season, doubtless you- will
have your views altered. You better
place the opening game in the "on-the-square"
side of the sheet. You
will need it. -
WHAT GABRIEL SAID.
Taylor Holmes, who plays Sammy
Fletcher in James Forbes' new com
edy success, "The Commuters," is re
sponsible for the following story: A
millionaire, dying, ascended to heaven
and knocked at the pearly gates. St.
Peter asked him what he wanted. ' "I
want to get in." was the reply. "On
what authority?" said the guardian of
the gate.: "Well," I lived 60 years on
earth," replied the modern Dives, "and
never did a bad thing." "That's all
right," said St. Peter, "but did you
ever do, a good deed? You know we
are pretty well crowded up here."
"Yes," was the answer, "I distinctly
remember I did once. I met a poor
old woman selling papers one stormy
night. I bought a paper and gave her
a dime, and told her to keep the
change." St. Peter, turning around to
Gabriel, asked what he would do un
der the circumstances. The latter sug
gested to give the rich man his 9 cents
change and tell him to go to hell.
AN EXPENSIVE HABIT.
Dr. A. H. Arp, health commissioner
of Moline, is a man of action. Ordin
arily he moves with the caution and
care of one occupying the high stand
ing that he does in his profession.
But what the doctor can't stand foT
is delay at the telephone. Some months
ago, in Moline, he became peeved when
central did not catch his speed drift,
and he gave the instrument at his end
a threshing that resulted in its de
struction. . '-
The doctor is a frequent professional
visitor In Rock Island. He is one of
the directors of the Northern Life In
surance company. A few weeks ago
he was in the office of the latter com
pany on the third floor of the Safety
building. He sought hurried commun
ication with his offile in Moline.
The response from central was not
forthcoming according to the doctor's
schedule, and when it did come there
was confusion that resulted in mis
direction of the call registered by the
After the doctor had tried, without
success, at least a half dozen times to
raise his ofHce, he decided that the in
strument in the insurance company's
office was an Incumbrance rather than
So he raised a window, tore the in
strument from the side of the wall, and
hurled it into Eighteenth street, where
it was later discovered by employes of
the Central Union Telephone company.
However, the doctor is always will
ing to pay the damages incident to his
pranks, and he is understood never
to question the assessment entered
against him by the injured corpora
tion. It Is merely a habit with him.
BILIT'S PRIVATE MAIL.
Dear Tom: I had rather a myster
ious message the other day. It was,
wafted from out Nebraska-way, and I
lmagipe it hit a cold wave enroute. It
was from mother Gertrude's ma; you
remember her, don't you? Your Uncle
Paul kind of got kicked in on her dur
ing the winter butterfly period. Father,
you know, nurses a chunk of $1S0 per
acre that ne fell against at f 40 a dozen
years ago in the western portion of
Nebraska, and it keeps him busy count
ing the corn piles. The family Las a
home here, and Gert's the only child.
But, honestly, one could love the girl
even if she did not have such promis
ing prospects. You recall how I have
bugged over her In previous letters.
Well, without tilting back the past
there is a string of tears here she has
went away. Mother has took her.
Curses on the luck! -
But here's the point: I have every
reason to believe that mother aiis
picioned that Gert and myself were
going to get along nicely, and that
there was a possibility that some day
we would discuss how best we could
invest her money to our mutual ad
vantage. Then the blow-off came.
I had a few postals from Gertrude
after they reached the Nebraska reser
vation. They had the appearance of
having been worn in her shoe before
mailing, and I gathered she had to do
some sneaking to get word to me. I
wrote her. but don't believe she ever
got one of my missives.
Last week was mother's birthday. I
got the date from the girLv It
pays, you know, to kind of jolly along
the parents. I ordered a bunch of
flowers sent to the house, and wired
her my congratulations, hoping she
would live to see another 50 at least
The reply, which blew in today, was
very formal. I could feel the Icicles
as I opened the envelope. As I read
it I thought momentarily I would run
over a sentence in which she said she
enclosed the amount of the expense I
had been put to. I wish she had. It
would come handy today with a base
ball game staring me in the face, and
only car fare in my jeans.
Of course, she thanked me. But
that was all. Not a word about Ger
trude. I don't know what to do now,
unless I write the postmaster and learn
whether she is still receiving her mail
at the place ,1 laBt heard from her.
, ' BILLY.
FROM THE VALLEY CLARION.
Ben Jacobs is back home after a
trip on the limited to Chicago. He is
a trifle tired after sitting up all night
without a wink of sleep. He was
afraid of two suspicious looking
strangers who sat 'just in front of him
in the smoker. Ben makes no mis
takes in picking crooks, as his record
as constabie these many years tes
tifies. ' '
Ab Flanders says he is a candidate
for the postolice" again. He does not
expect to be appointed, but says he
will at least have the satisfaction of
seeing his name In print, and letting
our congressman know that he will
have one influential party man to buck
against his renomination unless he
makes his peace with him in the mean
time. Ab says he was promised the
office once years ago. but he did not
have it in writing. That was the rea
son he lost out, he thinks.
Dad Peters has brought out his straw
hat again. It has been renovated dur
ing the winter and has a greatly im
Dale Squires has bought him a mo
torcycle. He had about made up his
mind to get an automobile, but after
reading of so many accidents, he de
cided that he was not going to be re
sponsible for killing anybody but him
self, so he picked out a one-passenger
Aunt Jane Jenkins says all this
comet talk is just to fill up the space
in the newspapers. She sat from 7:30
to 12 o'clock last night behind a col
ored glass in her back yard, and she
did not see anything that aroused her
curiosity but a flirtation between two
of the neighborhood cats on a nearby
fence. " ' ' . . .
Politics is stirring. Jim Crooka is
back from the poor farm for the .sum
mer. - ;' - ' t ... V
Miss Jane Dobyns wishes the editor
to say for her that she is not engaged
to be married to Fletcher Brooks yet.
The party at her house was not for
that purpose, and even if it was, she
does not know that it is any of the
neighbors' business. She says if she
does get engaged to Mr. Brooks some
one will have to tell it first before she
does. Mr. Brooks, Miss Dobyns says,
has just let a contract for a new house
on the upper end of Main street. Ye
editor is informed the event will take
place as soon as the house 13 finished.
London's Stirring History to
Be Displayed in Mammoth
ALL COLONIES INTERESTED
Crystal Palace Will Be Scene of a
Vast Display From Roman
to Modern Times.
Though London is possibly the last
of all the big cities in the world to
brag about its history, that city Is as
full of history and very interesting
history, too as an egg is of meat. It
will be shown in a pageant which
Frank Lascelles is arranging,' called
"the festival of empire and the pag
eant of London." It will be produced
May 24 and will last during June am.
July. Whatever profits accrue from it
are to.be given to the king's hospital
. This festival of empire, which will
be produced at the Crystal palace, is
intended to give instruction in the his
tory of London and to show its grad
ual growth and importance as the heart
of a worldwide empire. The Crystal
palace was chosen as the most suit
able center for such a festival.
A tremendous stand is being erected,
from which not only this open air play
can be seen, but also a view of the
rolling hills of Kent and Surrey. This
look alone is well worth while going to
the Crystal palace to enjoy.
Naturally the imagination thrills at
the thought of a series of London pag
eants reproductions of scenes which
bring home to the citizens of London
the historic greatness of their city.
Fifteen Thousand Persons Engaged.
The principle of the pagt nt will be
the representation of certain episodes
in the history of London from the
times of the early Britons to the nine
teenth century. All this will be too
much to give in one performance, so
the story will be divided into three
parts, each part having seven scenes,
and these different parts will be given
alternately on afternoons and even
ings. Fifteen thousand persons are to be
employed in the pageant. In some of
the scenes nearly 2,000 people will ap
pear. ' ,
In part 1 the first scene is called
"The Dawn of History." It shows
prehistoric London, where the Britons
lived on the river which they called
the Fleet. Then come the Romans,
who rebuilt the city of London, and
after that the third . ovra the spread
of Christianity. Scene 4 is the Dan
ish invasion, showing those fine old
freebooters, the vikings, who push
ed their queer looking boats up the
Thames. Then the Norman conquest,
with King Harold's death and his sub
jects kissing the feet of the conqueror.
And so it goes on through the age of
chivalry, when in the reign of Edward
III. there were tournaments in Cheap
Part 2 begins with the Canterbury
pilgrims and the tragedy of Thomas
a Becket Following that is the Wat
Tyler affair and Dick Whittington,
probably with his cat, riding out -with
the king. Then we are given the war
of the Roses and another triumph of
conquest when Henry V. returns after
his defeat of the French.
Modern Period Shown..
From this time on the pageant be
comes practically modern history.
There is the discovery of the new
world, there is "merrie England,"
there, is the reign of Queen Bess, and
so on down- to part 3, which has to do
with Shakespeare and his barnlike the
ater, with the coming of Pocahontas
to England, with Wolfe and Montcalm
in Canada, with Captain Cook, who
had found another new world, and
finally with the collapse of Napoleon
and the end of the great continental
struggle for mastery.
The final scene will be the gathering
of the English colonies In London and
Great Britain, typified as the mother
with her children.
The representatives of English colo
nies are quite as enthusiastic about
this empire festival us are the people
who live in the heart of the empire.
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, In
dia. South Africa and every other Brit
ish possession has representatives in
London who promise most enthusias
Lord Plymouth, the Duke of Marl
borough, Lord Desborough and many
other wealthy and prominent English
men are not only contributing large
sums of money to this pageant, but
also their personal time and attention.
It will be the biggest show that Lon
don has ever had.
A touch of rheumatism, or a twinge
of neuralgia, whatever the trouble is,
Chamberlain's Liniment drives away
the pain at once and cures the com
plaint quickly. First application gives
relief. Sold by all druggists. .
, CURED ME
NO HYPODERMIC INJECTIONS
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The Neal Institute Opens in Davenport, Iowa, 821
' Farnuni Street, Monday, May 9, Under the
Management of Mr. Oscar Edenburn.
State Senator James E. Brace's Statement to the Public, Treasurer
Neal Institutes Company of the United States.
A leading and prominent banker,
financier, capitalist, lawyer and busi
ness man of Iowa, whose word is con
sidered "as good as his bond" by
those who know him, has spent
months in making a careful, per
sonal investigation of the Neal Cure
for alcoholism, and as a result there
of he makes and permits us to pub
lish the following personal state
ment: "TO WHOM INTERESTED; First
prompted by curiosity and later by
financial and humanitarian motives,
I have spent mucn time during the
past year, and especially during re
cent months, in making a careful,
conscientious and complete ' investi
gation of, and into the merits of the
'NEAL THREE-DAY DRINK HABIT
"The result is that I have recently
invested In a large block of the stock
of the NEAL INSTITUTES COM
PANY, a corporation capitalized at
$1,000,000; have accepted the posi
tion of treasurer and have agreed
with the company to furnish the
necessary funds and capital to ad
vertise, establish institutes through
out the world, and in general to
place this remarkable cure within the
reach of millions of the afflicted and
"The fact that I have done this Is
the best recommendation I can give
you on my personal views and Judg
ment of this cure. I not only unhesi
tatingly and. strongly recommend it.
Call or write for free booklet and copy of bond and
contract given each patient. Address, Neal Cure, 821
Farnum Street, Davenport, Iowa.
MATTOON MAYOR INDICTED
Accused With Chief of Police of Mal
feasance in Office.
Mattoon, 111., May 7. Charles T.
Welch, -mayor of Mattoon, and John
W. Welsh, chief of police, were in
dicted yesterday by the Coles county
The mayor is charged with malfea
sance and misfeasance and also with
perjury, the latter being in connection
with the recent township election in
this city on April 5, when he is said
to have sworn to 18 affidavits to the
effect that the signers were legal
voters, when it is said they were mere
Chief of Police Welsh is charged
with failing to avert a riot at the
Seventh ward polling booth -at the
H. J. TOHER.
A. I ANDERSON.
EL J. TOHEH a CO.,
Private wlrea to New Tork and CHl-
catr o. 103 Main street, Davenport. Phone
Would be a good thing to
use on the man who lets
his wife slave over the
washboard every week
while he spends on cigars
more than she saves. We
charge only So a pound to
take all this drudgery off
the poor wife's hands.
601 TWELFTH 8TRERT. DTH
In Three Days
HOME TREATMENT IS GIVEN
but go further, and I say to every
good man and woman who has the
cause and best interests of humanity
at heart, that a personal investiga
tion or a 'try out' of the statements
and claims that the company makes,
will abundantly satisfy you that ev
ery word, line and sentence here
made IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
"Less than a year ago I was more
skeptical than you could possibly be.
Permit me also to say to the drink
ing man or woman that you cannot
afford to let another day go by with
out taking advantage of the fair of
fer the Neal Institute company makes
and the opportunity they offer you
of becoming A REAL MAN OR WO
MAN in the short space of three
days, or 72 hours. This to you
seems like an' exaggerated state
ment, but it is a true one, and all
the company asks is that you give
them a chance to PROVE IT TO
"I fully realize that our first great
point is to OVERCOME YOUR
SKEPTICISM, and with that object
in view, I am making this personal,
public statement. With, and among
the bankers, present and past mem
bers of the Iowa legislature, poli
ticians, statesmen, and many other
good citizens of Iowa who personally
know me, or know of me, in every
county in the state, I am willing to
'rest my cause' on the question of
the truthfulness of the statements I
am making in this public way; but
as I believe and hope that this may
be read by thousands of other inter
same election, when Rev. Parker
Shields was assaulted by thugs.
John D. Rockefeller would go broke
if he should spend his entire income
trying to prepare a better medicine
than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for dlarrhoes, dys
entary or bowel complaints. It is sim
ply Impossible, and so says every one
that has used It Sold by all druggists.
(The Best fa tVe Cheapest.)
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Many patients are treated for the wrong disease because they never
have had a thorough, scientific examination. It pays to come to
Dr. Walsh and have a complete, scientific examination free. Also
a $10 X-Ray Examination free when needed.
Snecfal home treatment
iibwi i i pi iii wwni .ii mi in iiininii
, - .up his advertisements.
A FEW from the many hundreds he baa benefited and cured. No
names used without consent of patients. Names In private cases
kept strictly confidential. "Mr. A. B. W aits of Laddsdale. Iowa. Ner
vous Prostration. Mrs J. Maroff, Wilton Jc, Heart. Stomach and
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heart. Women Constipation, female complaints, nervousness, back
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a small cost. Nervous debility, nervous fears, pimples, bashfulnesa,
weakness, drains, kidney, blood and skin diseases. Varicocele, is a
frequent cause of decline in men. Why treat with others eo Ion,
when cur treatment takes such a short time. Names in private cases
kept strictly confidential. Chicago Medical Institute of Davenport,
Hoars: lft to 12, 2 to 4. On Wednesday and Satarday titnlng from
7 to 9 p. in. Sundays, 10 to 11 a. m.
AT THE INSTITUTE
IN THE nOME
ested persons, I ask them to investi
gate and look up my standing, fi
nancial and every other way, be
cause I believe it will be of a great
benefit to you as well as the com
pany to have you do this. (Please
always enclose postage in addressing
references). I am now, and have
been a resident 'of Atlantic, Cass
county, Iowa, for 28 years, and take
pleasure In referring you to any
banker, business, professional man
or citizen at my home. I am now,
and have been, a state senator in the
Iowa legislature for eight years, and
refer you to any member or ex-member
of the legislature in Iowa living
in your county. My principal busi
ness and I refer you to the Citizens'
National bank of Des Moines, Iowa,
or to any other bank in that city, or
in the state of Iowa. I also refer
you to the great commercial agencies
of Bradstreet or Dun.
"In conclusion permit me to say
that not only my money but my
heart is In the work. While my as
sociation and connection with the
company is principally a financial in
vestment or connection, and I ex
pect that' my other business interests
will require the principal part of my
time, yet I shall at all times be pleas
ed to give my personal attention and
reply (In strict confidence if desired)
to any letter of inquiry addressed to
me marked 'personal,' in care of the
"J AS. E. BRUCE.
"Atlantic, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1910."
On your plain note; no security,
no publicity, salaried people and
others, your credit is good here. Call
and let us explain our new .plan.
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