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THE ROCK ISUAND 'ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1910.
SNAKE LOVING AS
A DISEASE CURE
Kewanee Woman Secures Boa
Constrictor as Companion
PET COPPERHEAD DIES
Immediately She Has Relapse and a
Substitute Reptile Is Ordered
from Xew York.
Believing she .would die without
the companionship of snakes in her
home. Mrs. Ada Packard of Kewanee,
yesterday received from Xew York
a boa constrictor 11 feet long, to be
used as a pet.
Mrs. Packard, who claims to have
the gift of control over reptiles, has
from childhood had a fondness for
serpents and when she failed to ral
ly from a recent surgical operation
satisfactorily she became convincedi
she would improve if she could get
a si!ake as a pet. A poisonous cop-pcr!:-'i
nas obtained three weeks
ago r. 'ier health immediately was
bene! The snake became chilled,
howevtr. and died, since which time
Mrs. Packard has had a relapse.
Her husband objected strenuously
to the coming of the serpent, but, be
lieving it was a case of life or death
with his wife, he consented to the
order for another.
Health In Better.
Mrs. Packard, when seen, declared
she noticed great Improvement in her
health already. She bad the snake in
a tub of warm water, as cold weather
"I've always loved snakes," Mrs.
Packard said, "and their presence
has a peculiarly soothing effect on
me. When my pet copperhead died
I was stricken with a feeling of de
pression and grew rapidly worse,
with no other reason than its loss to
explain the cause. I was convinced
I would improve if I could get an
other snake for a pet, but I had a
hard time bringing my husband to
consent to the plan.
"Now that the big striped boa con
strictor Is with me. I feel that I will
rapidly recover, and already I am
much better. If, the companionship
of one snake will do me this much
good, it is probable that another
would hasten my recovery. Believing
this is the case, I'm trying to induce
my husband to order another.
Reptile Come to Her.
"My gift has been noticeable since
I was a baby, when snakes crawled
to me from all directions whenever
I was in their vicinity at Sunday
school picnics in the woods. I al-
j ways have been strangely affected
i when I saw injury inflicted on a
j snake, and I collapsed a few months
j when a stray snake in front of my
I home was killed by a stranger."
Given in this ad is just an
illustration of how low
our goods are , marked.
Corner Sixteenth Street and Second Ave., Rock Island
Our goods are all marked in
plain figure and we've Just
what you need at the price you
want to pay. See them.
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Fantastic Hallowe'en Party.
A very delightful social affair oc
:urred last night when Miss Hazel
Harold entertained the Broadway
choir at .her home on Twenty-third
street. It was very weird in its set
ting but very appropriate for the
Hallowe'en season, since spirits and
hobgoblins are expected to put in
their appearance at this time. The
company was greeted at the door by
one of the apparent apparitions from
the underworld who was so ghastly
in appearance that some of the young
ladies came near being frightened
into hysterics and restoratives were
necessary in order to restore them to
n normal condition. These restor
atives were in the form of sand
v iciicF, doughnuts and coffee. After
the introductory ordeal the company
indulged in all kinds of hilarity and
f unmaking, which was strenuous anil
side-splitting, to say the least. It
The Iron Riverside Range
Has stood the test of long years and Is without a par in the field.
This is one of the newest models, sets high on base, is fully guar
anteed to give the utmost satisfaction and to be a perfect baker
and cooker. It will pay you to examine this range before you buy.
her home on Fifth avenue, very pret
tily entertained a party of 15 young
friends at a Hallowe'en party.
Miss Mary Snyder delightfully en
tertained the clerks in the mail open
ing and remittance departments of the
Royal Neighbors office last evening at j
her home, 2121 Eighteenth avenue, at
a miscellaneous shower for Miss Edith
Vertman, who is to marry John B.
Hawley, Nov. 22. The hall and parlor
were decorated in red hearts, the din
ing room in the bride's colors of green
and white. Streamers of green and
white crepe paper were suspended
from the chandeliers to the four cor
ners of the table. The centerpiece of
the table was a bride's cake, contain
ing a thimble, ring and dime. Games
were played, Miss Alice Swann and
Miss Edith Vertman being prize win-
was required that each one present ners. The presents were drawn in to
It Isn't Always Convenient
To pay spot cash for your purchases, is it?
Those who wish to open a charge account at this
Progressive home furnishing store are mot-t cor
dially invited to do so.
Equipped with the Riverside Hverlasting firepot. Saves
one-third to one-half the fuel. Burns the gas, the smoke,
the soot, everything consumed. No clinkers, ashes as fine
as powder. The Riverside Hot Blast is the only heater that
has a direct check draft. Riverside Hot Blast has twice the
life of any other stove, because it burns out the fuel; in all
other stoves the fuel burns cut the stove . It will burn any
thing combustible, hard or soft coal, coal siftings, coal dust,
slack coal, coke, wood, sawdust and rubbish. The fire never
goes out, day or night. Come and see this wonderful stove.
We will be pleased to explain it to you. Hundreds of them in
use in the tri-cities. Made in three styles.
should tell a story, sing a song or
make a speech and some of the
things said and done were so full
of the humorous and ridiculous that
the occasion will be long remember
ed. In addition to the fun a nice
musical program was carried out.
Mrs. Edla Lund sans several beau
tiful SwedTSi numbers. Miss Alice
Quinlan and Mr. Jonassen sans a
pretty duet and Mr. Van Duzer sang
a humorous solo which was enthus
iastically received, entitled '"The
German Boarding House." Miss Rosa
Stewart and Miss MeOomb were com
petitors for the prize for the largest
number of funny sayincs. Miss
Stewart, by a narrow margin, was
the victor. The party broke up after
1 1 o'clock and every one present was
generous In his expression of ap
rrrciation for the delightful enter
tainment at the hands of the
Miss Mary McCabe last evening at
the bride-to-be in an express wagon
decorated in crepe paper. A three
course luncheon was served in which
the wedding colors were carried out,
covers being laid for 12.
Fez Club Function.
The Fez club, an auxiliary organ
ization of Shriners. will begin its
first season's festivities with a re
ception, banquet and ball at the New
Harper next Monday evening. Under
the rules of the club the men affect
the red fez and the woman the white
fex. Elaborate plans have been
made for the entertainment of a
lar.ee company of the members and
their ladies. Monday's function will
be one of a series pianned for the
The Ladies of the G. A. R., Get
tysburg circle. No. 25, of Moline, yes- j
terday afternoon surprised the Mes- !
dames Whitehead and Smith at the '
home of the former on Twelfth
We Want Every Woman
Who is interested in reading,
sewing, visiting and resting,
yet does not have time to do
these things, to come in and
see these Hoosier Kitchen Cab
inets. They are built to light
en woman's work in the
kitchen. You can do your kitch
en work in one-third the time
you are now doing it with an
old fashioned kitchen table.
hoosier special ; r.
YOU DELAY MAKES THE NEED APPARENT TO
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Solid Oak Extension Table
Made of best selected oak, highly polished,
base, with massive hand carved claw foet.
gotten up for advertising purposes, but is
every respect. It is easily worth $15.00,
our price only
has a beautiful barrel
This is not a table
a high grade table in
This bed is built for years of ser
vice it is a splendid new design,
the posts are large and well propor
tioned. It is a bed you would really
expect to pay 5 IS. 00 for. but our
This genuine all cotton felt mattress
is certainly a wonderful mattress for
the money. It is Just as good as
other dealers ask SI 0.00 for. but
For your own convenience, and
to have the money safe. If you
are a business man these thing3
are only a part of the services
you expect and should havo
from your bank.
The Rock Island Savings Bank
is awake to all the ways it can
serve its patrons. The accounts
of individuals, business firms
and savings deposits solicited.
4 Per Cent Paid on Savings De
posits. The oldest state bank and the
oldest savings bank in Rock
Rock island Savings Bank
$22.00 Value for $15.95
Exactly as illustrated. When we tell you that this is one of the
best davenport bargains ever offered in this city, you can thor
oughly rely upon that statement as being a fact. It will give you
years of satisfactory service and always maintain Its attractive
ness. This davenport is upholstered In imitation leather and frame
Is genuine oak. We show over 50 styles of davenports.
Our Furniture Advertises Itself
The people who buy it advertise
it to their friends better than
we can. The absolute newness
of every article, different than
you see in other stores, the low
price 'conibinexl with hilt quality,
all these -desirable features are
self advertising as they set hun
dreds of people talking and buy
ing. - The fart that we have the
class of furniture people want is
being announced broadcast Iy
the hosts of delighted people
who have already purchased.
.75 for This Couch
It Is covered in Boston leather, over sanitary steel springs,
pecially made for this particular couch, top is closoly tufted
suring long wear and comfort. Take a look at this couch before
Sectional Uook Cases-.
The name (Jlobe-W'cr-wicke
is our pledge of
quality, your promo
tion against inferior- ?
ity, your assurance of
being able to obtain
duplicates at any time.
An all genuine quar
tersawed oak library
table highly polished,
has French legs and
large size top, price
l.i l .! JJJtJ . 'u mi -Tjgi
street In South Rock Island, bring
ing with them well filled baskets.
Dinner was served at 2 o'clock to
which the ladies did full justice. A
beautiful emblematic pin was pre
sented to Mrs. Whitehead and a
pretty handbag to Mrs. Smith, aa re
membrances of the occasion. Mrs.
Wood and Evylin Wright assisted in
entertaining. All joined in wishing
the hostesses many happy returns of
Miss Rosalind Miller was delight
fully surprised last evening at her
home at 602 Webb street. South
Rock Island, by the Philathea class
of the Memorial Christian church.
All members of the class came dress
ed as children. Games were played
and a three-course luncheon served.
Miss Grace Hall of 32 Roosevelt
court, Davenport, is entertaining thTs
afternoon at a Japanese party for
her guest. Miss Kate Kramer of Elk
Little Folks Entertained.
Little Marguerite Searle, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Searle,
entertained a company of 20 little
folks last evening at her home on
Twentieth street. It was a Hallow
e'en affair and much enjoyed by the
3Iayflover Camp Dance.
Mayflower camp, R. X. A., No. 101,
will give a dance Wednesday even
ing, Nov. 2, at Odd Fellows' hall.
Kntertains for Miss Casteel.
Mrs. J. F. Robinson is entertaining
at a 5 o'clock tea for Miss Evangeline
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
become famous for Its cures of coughs,
colds, ( croup and influenza. Try It
when in need. It contains no harmful
substance and always gives prompt re
lief. Sold by all druggists.
Ask your druggist for that
For over eight years a favor
ite with particular women. If
your druggist does not keep it
send us his name and 4 cents
(stamps) for sample.
.Janiel Stewart Company
DAILY SHORT STORY. .
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to tell In i : i vi.y.'.j, if she "had re
Before leaving the place where a
sudden harp.m'? h:ul come to me 1
took Frank .'re"r.!'-nf n-ide and asked
him who was Mi's, ('rowell.
"Why do you askV he said, with a
quick exhibition of interest.
I told him the story as I have told it
here, he opening his eyes wider everr
moment to the end.
"Mrs. Crowell." he said after I had
finished, "posrosses faculties that th.r-i
far no one has been able to explain
She is a clairvoyant, a medium, a
mind reader or whatever you like to
call her. I first met her at a meeting
of the Society For Psychical Research,
of whifh I am a member. Whatever
she Is, I know that she is not a fraud."
"At any rate." I replied, "she hsr.
done a neat bit of quick courting for
the corresponding period of 1 909, ac- months of 1910 were sucar, J103,
cording to statistics of the depart-: 1 00,000 : crude India rubber. $78.
ment of commerce and labor. The1 900.000; hides and skins, $70,300,
greatcst importatjons for the nTne i 000. and coffee, $4.", 300,000.
AMERICAN IMPORTS GAIN
Fibres for Nine Months Rise From
$1,008,600,000 to $1,172,400,00.
Washington. Oct. 29. Imports of
the United States for the nine months
ending with September, 1910, aggre
gated in value $1,172,400,000, as
compared with $1,068,600,000 for
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rates consistent with justice. Phoue
West 122 or call on the MUTUAL LOAN
COMPANY, Suite 411-412 Peoples, Na
tional Bank building". Open Wednesday
and Saturday evening.
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