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THE ROCK ISUAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1910.
11 CHORDS AND DISCORDS S3
FROM THE VALLET CIABIOX.
It Is -with much pleasure and sat
isfaction that we are able to an
nounce to our army of readers the
annexation to our staff of the famed
Laura Lane Jibbey, who has to her
(credit an unending Btrlng of heart
oures. She will dispense her advice
to lovers exclusively through the col
umns of the Clarion. Her writings
nave been done in nine different lan
.sruages and then some. There are
IChose of our readers who might think.
It strange that this distinguished
woman should be content to attach
herself to other than a publication
, Laura Lane Jibbey. .
of-national circulation, but we don't
know any reason-why we should per
mit our paper to be pushed Into the
discard by the big city sheets. We
are today circulating on the other
elde -of the ocean. Our retired bank
er, Lem Juergens, has been in Ger
many the past for years, and he has
never missed an issue. Guess that's
ra cjip. Miss Jibbey she was mar
ried a couple of times, but when she
got her divorces the privilege of re
suming her maiden name was in
each instance thrown in for good
measure by the court has been in
great demand by theatrical promot
ers because of the popularity of her
writings. She finally succumbed to
the flash of gold and put In three
continuous weeks on the suitcase cir
cuit, but she did not like the excite
ment and the discomforts of travel.
Sne.prefers to remain at home with
;her seven children, the eldest of
whom, Harold Andrew, is just now
cultivating his first mustache. Miss
Jibbey was first married when she
was 16. She has had her heart af
fairs, as the girls of today are hav
ing them, and she has decided to de
vote the remainder of her life to
guiding the young in their love ail
ments. The cut we produce is from
her very latest photograph. It will
be seen that she is yet a comparative
ly young and an unusually attractive
woman. She is a faultless dresser,
and her hats never fall to incur the
envy of her neighbors. Withal, she
is a talented and charming person,
and we can be pardoned for plum
ing ourselves in beating out the big
papers in securing her exclusive ser
vices. She will answer all questions
through the columns of the Clarion.
She will not print the names of those
who write her for counsel. Come on
in. girls. And our subscribers should
remember that this added feature
has been provided by us after the
reduction of our paper to one centi
mo. Isn't it fearful, Fannie?
scoops ox ont ntTRAL. CORRE-
The following items are taken
verbatim from neighborhood ex
changes: F. E. Buswell had the misfortune
to get the axle of his auto broke.
Ralph Cox now rides around on a
Gus Friedland believes in being
up-to-date, so brought home a new
grain elevator last week.
Daisy, the old family mare be
longing to Mrs. S. A. Cox. died last
week at the age of 28 years. Death
was caused from getting choked on
oats. She leaves a young colt four
weeks old for them to raise by hand.
Mrs. Emma Mix has added a new
room to her house.
Mrs. Jessie Sperling is worse at
HORSE COMIXG BACK!
Ever notice a handsome gentle
man astride a toppy horse driving in
the suburbs at nightfall on a week
day or early of a Sunday morning?
Of course there are other handsome
men who ride fine-looking animals,
but this particular personage is dis
tinguishable among the lot. He is
Major J. W. Hobson. While his
home is in Davenport, he is as well
known In Rock Island as he is on
the other side of the river. He is a
lover of the horse. He and his busi
ness associates are the owners of 10
of the finest head in this section of
the west. They have carried off the
ribbons in a number of large shows.
They were conspicuous at the show
held in connection with the Rock
Island Exposition two years ago.
"I wouldn't take an automobile as
a gift," remarked the major (he
comes by his title legitimately, hav
ing seen service in the English army
before settling in the land of his
adoption). "I don't mean to con
vey the impression that all the peo
ple who own machines are foolish.
It is merely that temporarily they
have lost their interest in the horse
or that they never owned one and
consequently can't appreciate the
real worth of one. The auto has
come to stay as a commercial prop
osition, but not for comfort and
pleasure. The man who buys a ma
chine for trie use of his family as a
rule has the speed bug. He wants
to go as fast as his neighbor; that's
all there is to it. The family horse
is coming back. I predict that in five
years the horse will hold a higher
place in the life of the American
family than ever before. To illus
trate: I was In Missouri some months
ago. I had been advised that there
was a fine riding horse for sale at
a small town 20 or more miles away
from the city where I was stopping.
I hurried to look the animal over.
When I arrived I found I had been
proceeded by a few hours by a gen
tleman who had come all the way
from Buffalo, N. Y., to investigate.
He bought the horse, and even would
not consider a proposition to resell
to me. You can't buy any kind of a
toppy horse today short of $500.
And tell me the horse is a drug on
the market? Not yet, and never will
be. No one can put a cold piece of
machinery up against a beautiful,
kindly and Intelligent horse and try
to point a comparison to me."
HOLLERS FOR TTH05G TEAM.
II. G. Copp was one of the Rock
Island fans who witnessed the
world's baseball series in Chicago.
He has numerous influential friends
in Chicago. They all told him not to
bother about securing tickets; that
they would take care of him. When
he arrived in Chicago he met a
friend who handed him enough to
carry him through the series. There
were two for each day. The friend
could not remain for the games, as
he had planned, and according could
not share the tickets.
Mr. Copp met some of his less for
tunate neighbors from home. They
were having trouble in securing
choice seats. In the meantime he had
encountered other Chicago friends
who Insisted that he be their guest
at the games. Hence he did not hav
any use for the pasteboards that his
departing friend had left with him.
He would show his Rock Island
neighbors that he could be a good
fellow, and he doled them out the
tickets he had. "Herb" got through
all right the first two games, but the
third he fell down, having missed an
appointment that he had with an old
school chum who told him he had a
pair of seats right behind the plate.
"And the worst of it all was," says
"Herb," "just after I had paid a
scalper $8 for a ticket along comes
another old friend with a pair and
asked me to be his guest. Of. course
I accepted the invitation, but think
of the coal I could have bought with
that squandered $8. I presented the
ticket to a boy. He sat four rows
behind me. I told him to root for
the Cubs when I handed him the
ticket and he promised he would, but
the rascal threw me down, and I
thought he would holler his head off
for the Athletics. I guess that's rub
bing it in."
LITTLE EARLY, ALBERT.
Water Wagon Editor: You remem
ber me, don't you? The first of the
year you fixed me up on a high seat,
and I held on all through the sleet
storm, not even slipping when we
turned the treacherous corners. But
the warm weather melted me.
Wasn't it a terrible summer? I read
Feary's stories in my desperation to
keep cool, but it happened just the
same. I'm going to get on once more
if I'm not too late with my applica
tion. The next trip I wish I could
tret a berth under the seat.
R. HAWK WRITES.
We have a long letter from our B.
Hawk, one of the experts we have
employed to write the world series
baseball games in 1911. "I will be
I ready for duty when I am called,"
he writes. "I expect to do consider
able reading during the winter, pro
viding the lights are kept burning
brightly around my bungalow. The
lions have been acting ugly the past
few nights and have disturbed my
slumbers, but I have assurances that
they will behave better in the future.
They have been living on the fishes
caught In the fountain, and as the
supply was exhausted when the cold
weather came on they went two nights
without food before the keeper dis
covered what they were growling
about. I was not in the least surpris
ed at the outcome of the Chicago ser
ies; on the contrary I tipped off to the
undressed kids in front of the band
stand what the outcome would be.
They gave me "the merry, but now the
chuckling Is mine. By the way, you
might notify the park commissioner
that the girls ought to have a change
In raiment. Yes, I will be on the job
when play Is called. Regards to P.
Crowe, Mrs. C. Nation and my other
coworkers. While I don't wish to crit
ise, I wanted to advise you that Kit
Carson and I are not en the best of
terms. There would never be room
for both of us in one press box. He
always carries shooting irons, and you
know that I never take chances. Draw
your own conclusions."
Y. M. O. A. of North America
Has Nearly Half a Million
REMINISCENCES OF EARLY DAYS IN ROCK ISLAND
BY HENRY S. POWARS.
Along in the 40's Miles Conway
was a prominent resident of Rock
Island. He served a term as post
master, when the postofflce was lo
cated near Thirteenth street on Sec
ond avenue. He was also justice
of the peace for a number of terms.
His residence stood on Second ave
nue below Thirteenth street, where
the residence of Mrs. Montgomery
is now. Miles had a brother, Joe,
who was circuit clerk.
Late in the 50's Miles died and I
attended the funeral, which was held
at the home. Present at the ser
vice were two ld residents, Jo
Johnson and Jake Norris. As the
crowd was gathering Norris said to
Johnson, loud enough for everybody
near to hear, "You'll be the next
Xot by a d sight," Johnson
replied with warmth, "I'll bet you
$5 you go before I do."
Such bantering at a funeral might
be considered bad taste n"w. but it
shows the rough and carefree na
ture of the pioneers. As a matter
of fact Norris did die before Johnson
and it was not so very long after
that that he was summoned.
There was a general religious re
vival in Rock Island in the years
1S75 and 1876. The Baptists brought
Our Davenport Branch
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an evangelist to town who held pro
tracted meetings in their church and
there were 200 converts. The Cen
tral Presbyterian church at that time
had rim down spiritually and finan
cially and the services of a Rev. Mr.
Findley as pastor were secured in
the hopes of building up the con
gregation. Now Mr. Findley was an
exceptionally ahle preacher and he
did the work expected of him. The
first winter he added 1 r.o members,
many of whom were young people
nnd who remained permanently with
the church. Union services werei
hed in the Protestant churches
from time to time and there was a
general revival of interest through
out the city in things spiritual, at
these union meetings Mr. Findley
usually took a conspicuous part. He
usually read his sermons, but I re
member one union meeting at which
he spoke extemporaneously and to
a crowded church, making such a
profound impression that immediate
ly there arose jealousy among the
ministers anfi the result was that
there were no other union meetings
for some time. Prior to this there
was a union meeting at which I was
present. It was held at the Metho
dist church and the general subject
under consideration was foreign
missions. Rev. R. S. Haney was
selected to deliver the sermon. Mr.
Findley opened the meeting wifE
prayer, and so long did he pray and
so deeply did he go into the sub
ject of foreign missions that when
Mr. Haney got up to speak he re
marked despairingly, "I had a pret
ty good sermon prepared, but Mr.
Findley has taken all the meat out
After a few years Mr. Findley's
work was less appreciated and his
congregation dwindled considerably
before he left.
.Reaching the Top
in any calling of life, demands a
vigorous body and a keen brain.
Without health there Is no success.
But Electric Bitters Js the greatest
health builders the world has ever
known. It compels perfect action
of stomach, liver, kidneys, bowels,
purifies and enriches the blood,
tones and Invigorates the whole sys
tem and enables you to stand the
wear and tear of your daily work.
"After months of suffering from
kidney trouble," writes W. M. Sher
man of Cushing, Me., "three bottles
of Electric Bitters made me fell like
a new man." Fifty cents at all druggists.
INCREASE IS 13 PER CENT
Reports Show Property Is Worth
$31,000,000 Annual Meeting
Held at Toronto.
Toronto. Ontario, Oct. 29. The
37th international convention of the
Young Men's Christian association of
North America began here yester
day and the afternoon session was
taken up with the reports of officers
and clubs, all showing a healthy
growth in the work of outlining a
campaign to carry it forward in for
The triennial report placed the en
dowment fund on .Tan. 1, 1910, at
$1,174,885.86. It referred to the
gifts of Mrs. Russel Sage and the
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The lamp shown at the left, baring a -unusually
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over an exceptionally wide area. The
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with white, gTeea and a tooch of blue
in the border and radiates a soft light
throughout the room. The standard
is verdi antique shade 22 laches
wide; height of lamp, 34 inches.
Equipped with 3 lamps, with poll chain i
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at $75.00. Pre-Holi- flfY
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Va. D. McJnnain AAvertlaia" Arcacy, Chicago
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From The Argus files of 1855.)
Oct. 24. A -communication from the
party of Rock Islanders, including
Henry Carse and John Ohlweiler, who
are in camp near Boston bay, reports
that a splendid time is being experi
enced and that the time is being wen
spent in hunting and fishing.
The week commencing Sunday, Nov.
S, will be observed throughout the civ
ilized world as a season of prayer for
young men and Young Men's Chris
The Jefferson club will meet tonight
in regular monthly session.
Oct. 25. Lothar Harms and M. M.
Sturgeon returned home last night
from Camp Warner near Boston bay.
The skating rink has a telephone.
No. 1160. It will be very handy for the
girls, who can telephone their best
young men when to call for them when
they are tired slipping around on the
Oct. 26. Morris Heagy of Hampton
has gone to Chicago to enter Profes
sor Cross' school of typewriting and
Charles Truesdale is confined to his
bed with lumbago which seized him
Deputy Collector Henry has return
ed from his trip to Boston bay.
J. S. Gilmore returned from Chicago
Oct. 27. A new hose company was
organized in the Seventh ward last
Saturday evening, the meeting being
presided over by Alderman W. H.
Schroeder, William Kerr acting in the
capacity of secretary. Robert Wagner
was one of the tellers. The Gilpin
Hose company was decided upon as
the name and organization was com
pleted with the election of officers.
Robert Wagner was chosen, as fore
man. The company starts with a good
membership. The presiding officer was
extended a vote of thanks by the com
pany for his efforts in behalf of the
Oct. 28. The first trip of the motor
on the Rock Island and Milan road
Into the city was made yesterday fore
noon. City Attorney Sweeney and Sec
retary Guyer and the directors of the
road came in on the trial test.. Today
the motor is running every hour from
the corner of Market square. The Ar
gus reporter rode out several blocks
this morning on a car attached to the
motor, and although the horses seemed
to avoid coming in direct contact with
the institution, they did not seem fran
tic or much alarmed.
THE PERFECT WAY
Scores of Rock Island Citizens Have
If you suffer from backache.
There is only one way to cure It.
The perfect way is to cure the
A bad back means sick kidneys.
Neglect it, urinary troubles fol
low. Doan's Kidney Pills are made for
Are endorsed by Rock Island peo
ple. Mrs. C. Pfanmiller, 307 Third
street, Rock Island, 111., says: "I
can recommend Doan's Kidney Pills
not only from my own experience but
from that of another niembpr of my
family. We have both used this
remedy with the best of results. I
suffered considerably from backache
and a few doses of Doan's Kidney
Pills removed my trouble. The other
case I spoke of was more severe but
Doan's Kidney Pills acted Just as
promptly and brought Just as great
relief. I know that this medicine is
an effective one in curing kidney dis
orders." For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn company. Buf
falo. New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
late Mrs. W. E. Lodge of a head
quarters' building to cost $1,500,000.
Good Growth In Shown.
The report said the associations of
North America have a membership
of 496.000 men and boys, a gain of
1 3 per cent since the last convention
in Washington, and that 694 associa
tions now occupy their own buildings
representing a total value of $51,
000,000, an increase since 107 of
It further showed the value of all
association property in America to be
over $60,000,000; that 6700 lay
men are now serving on the volun
teer committees with a force of 2,927
secretaries. It showed an increase of
2! per cent in the young men and
boys enrolled in the bible classes and
an increase of 24 per cent in the en
rollment of educational classes. The
expenditures of $5,396,124 in 1907
for current expenses have grown to
a total of $7,081,043 an increase of
31 per cent.
Rxtrnd Work Abroad.
The work is to be extended into
ten countries. To carry on the work
in the far east and the West Indies
it is planned to raise $1,315,000.
Over 1,000 delegates from Canada,
the United States and Mexico have
registered and at least 500 more are
WILL MARRY IF PEOPLE
ELECT HIM GOVERNOR
McGnvem, Republican Candidate in
Wisconsin, Makes an L'nique
Sheboygan, Wis., Oct. 29. Francis
B. McGovern, the republican candidate
for governor, has made a pledge to
become a benedict if elected governor.
The pledge was made at the dinner
table here before his address last
"If you are elected governor," said
Chairman W. F. Hubert of the republi
can county committee to Mr. McGov
ern, "you will have to get married."
The sentiment was re-echoed by eT
eryone around the tabk? and almost
with one accord the party exclaimed:
"Yes, there is no question about that.
Jjir. ilcGovern If elected governor, you
will have to get a wife."
Blushing, McGo-zern finally managed
to blurt out: "I promise you that I will
marry if I am elected governor."
Iater McGovern said he had no one
in view now as a possible fiancee.
FUST T3V ' I
SHINES ITSELF. WON'T WASH OFF
For sale by Allen. Myr & Co.. !, 8.
UeCabe & Co.. Rock Island Hardware
Company. Ill & Ehleb,
A HOUSE AND TWO KXTRA LOTS on northwest corner of Twelfth
street and Ninth avenue will be sold to the highest bidder for cash
Saturday, November 5, at 3 P. M.
Terms Made Known on Date of Sale.
For particulars call at
Bear and Foster's Office
If. C. HARKIS, Auctioneer.
November 1 and 15.
The to The
Golden 'West Land of Opportunity
$29.25 to Denver, Colorado Springs $55.00 to Spokane and other points
Pueblo and other Colorado
$39.00 to Salt Lake and Ogden and
other points in Utah.
$36.50 to Butte, Helena and other
points in Montana.
in Eastern Washington.
$27.50 to BHllngs, Mont., the me
tropolis of the rich Yellow
$27.50 to f'odr. Basin. Powell.
Worland and other points
in the famous Big Horn
Similar Low Rates to Hundreds of Other Point West and Northwest.
If you have never been west, this fall would be a good time to gofl Make
your trip one of business as well as pleasure and investigate the vast op
portunities offered there by joining one of our personally conducted ex
cursions the first or third Tuesday of each month.
Let me give you further information and folders.
F. A. RIDDEL!., Agent, C. B. & Q. R, R,
Phone Old West 680. New 6170.