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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JAXUARY 7. 1911,
S3 1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS -1 E3
DR. CROOK CONFESSES!
Much Misunderstood Explorer
Tells Story Exclusively for
BT DOCK CROOK, F.i.K.E
(Copyrighted In East Mollne, Water
town, Alpha. Bowlesburg. and
Emfl Frozenupsky, the trustieBt of
my faithful Esquimaux band, was tak
n ill last night, and we fear the loss
of his services will occasion serious
delay In our Journeying:. After a care
ful diagnosis of his ailment It Is my
opinion that his indisposition was
' caused by his over-indulgence in dill
pickles and cream-puffs. I am very
fond of both, especially when ventur
ing into the arctic extremes. I find
that they are helpful to the digestion.
Kmil naturally was not accustomed to
what the proper proportions are, and
the Tesults have proved disastrous to
him. The rocking of the boat does !
not agree with him, and we have put
into shore again to await the outcome
of his trouble.
Tonight I had a most helpful conver
sation with Dimitry MuskowelT, an
other of the Esquimaux of the expedi
tion, i'o my surprise I ascertain that
he is a student of the polar regions.
While yet he can't intelligently han
dle the English language, he is learn
ing rapidly, and I predict that before
our return if we ever do get back to
civilization and livable climes again
that he will be able to talk our native
tongue as well as the average new
comer from foreign lands. I am plac
ing great faith in the judgment
MoBkoweler. "Four years ago,'"
said, answering me through an inter
preter, "me and my brother and our
little sister went skating near our
home. After we had gotten far out on
the ice a gale struck us and we were
carried on. It seemed as thou eh we
never would stop. We realized our!
t old woman who did the work explained
that she was three days late because
every time she would hang the clothes
out to dry they would freeze and she
would have to take them back in the
house and thaw them out. She repeat
ed the process several times, and fi
nally decided the only thing to do was
to put them in the oven.
As I prepare to retire tonight I feel
more 6ecur than ever before in the
success of my attempt in behalf of
science. The moon is out again. It's
a beautiful and inspiring picture. One
can almost hear the birds singing. We
have an abundance of fuel and edibles,
and we are all, with the exception of
Emil, in the best of spirits.
(To be Continued.)
ALVORD'S APT ANSWER.
During the preliminaries incident
to the letting of the contract for
the Rock Island mechanical filter
plant, now in course of erection in
Reservoir park, there were numer
ous social affairs arranged by the
competing bidders, at which mem
bers of the council were the spe
cial guests: Each company that had
a proposal on file was trying to out
rival its competitor in doing the
grand. John W. Alvord of Chicago
finally was selected by the council
as the engineer to determine the
proposal to be adopted. One even-
ing before Mr. Alrord had made pub-
lie his recommendation the repre
sentative of a company that was
making a particularly strenuous ef
fort to land the Job planned an en
tertainment. He sought out Mr. Al
vord and extended him an invita
tion. "Do I ever "participate in social
affairs?" answered Alvord. "My
family is my chief social circle. All
of j the time I can find I spend with my
he wife and children. It's now just
9 o'clock. In a few hours there
will be a train speeding to Chicago
and I will be one of the passengers.
Have a good time and find some
other fellow to occupy the seat you
have assigned to me."
It might be explained that the
TIM-)! nnrf Inine.l hanrts rtotermlnoH I COIDDanV tbat WSS HOSt OH mat OC-
that if it was the end we would die"asIon did not get the contract. Al
together. We traveled all through j vord is one of the engineers in this
what seemed the entjre night. Sud-1 country that cannot be influenced by
denly we turned an almost complete ! wine and lights. He demonstrated
circie. Our vision had become affect-jh,s P"siHon rather forcibly in Rock
ed hy the windsxand the cold, and pt Island while he was on the filter
course we could not see as well as un-ji-der
normal conditions, but as we were!
making the whril that I speak of I saw SEES ctrtaixs, demands rent.
a vacancy that since my return hasj The Browns it is Immaterial as
convinced me was the pole. We were j to the correct name moved into a
returned by the wind to the point from shack that is located in the west
which we started, and got back in time' Dart of tn City. :-jr. and Mrs.
Brown are colored persons. They
took possession without consulting
to have lunch with the folks the next !
day. It was a wonderful though un- j
comfortable experience. It was the i
polar wind that got behind us. and took j
us to the pole. I believe that wind 1
blows at certain intervals. Two years I
ago my parents died". My sister mar
ried and went to the states to live. My
the owner, whose home is in a neigh
borhood remote from the location of
the shack. The Browns were living
in the place several weeks before
the owner discovered he had new
tenants. Then he requested a set
brother remains at the old home. If jtiement of the rental. Brown didn't
you will take my advice you will steer
the ship in the direction I tell you.
Once we get 1n the path of that polar
wind the rest will be easy."
A marvelous tale, thought I, as I re
filled my pipe, and handed Dimitry one
of my favorite cigars, of which
I have a large supply. I am
fond of cigars, but when lis
tening to such a story as my faithful
assistant bad unraveled I prefer the
have the money, and he was obliged
"All comes 'bout by the dog that
woman 'f mine wants to put on all
de time," Brown said, explaining to
a friend. "We wus gittin' 'long
splendid, and nobody bothered . us,
until she stuck some fancy curtains
in de windows. Jes like puttin a
sign on de house, and the landlord
was flagged the first time he come
pipe. It wems to add to the romance,; by. or maybe some of de neighbors
of th scene. jtole him. Ef she had Jest left de
We have Just received our laundry. I curtains off'n de windows we'd been
The bill was $9.S5, which I paid. Theldere yit and havin' a place dat didn't
cos" nuthin to ljve In. I nevah did
believe in enrtains nohow."
WHAT HAS BHCOME OF THEM f
The old-fashioned grocer who used
to give mother a sack of candy for
the kids and a cigar for hubby when
she settled the monthly bill?
The old-fashioned girl who would
play something on the piano 'when
calling without having her music
t The old-fashioned neighbor who
would clean your sidewalk of snow
when he knew you were laid up by
The old-fashioned man who used
to remove his hat when he rode in
an elevator with a lady?
FROM THE VALLET CLARION.
Amos Duncan, our detective, has resign
ed his position at Elmer Jinkins tonsor
ial parlor. Amos is recognized as one
of the most artistic razor operators
in these parts, but he found his de
tective business demanded his undi
vided time. He reports that he is
now working on one of the most
important cases he has had in his
career as an investigator. In time,
he says, the story will come out, and
he promises it will be a great sur
prise to the community.
At a special meeting of the Busy
Bee circle, by unanimous vote, it
was decided to use the $3.85 realiz
ed at the Christmas donation party
for the poor in buying prizes for a
card party to be held next month.
The members could not agree on an
apportionment of the $3.85 among
the deserving poor of our village and
in order to conserve harmony the
course referred to was determined
upon. It might be explained that
the card party will be only for the
members of the circle and their fam
ilies. This will prevent some of the
better players here who have not
membership in the circle from carry
ing off the valuable prizes.
Abe Spencer, our grocer, did not
send out any Christmas greeting;
this year the first time he has
missed since he launched in business
here In 1867. He says the reason
he failed to do so is because his
customers have been so slow about
paying their accounts. He states
that he does not wish to Impose any
hardships on his friends, but he has
given notice that those Indebted to
him will not be given any further
credit until they at least show a dis
position to pay what they owe. We
can sympathize with Mr. Spencer.
But here is where we are up against
It if we stopped the paper of all
those who were indebted to us and
conversing and shouted excitedly: "A
woman has fainted in a car up ahead.
Has anyone here any whisky?"
Immediately the chivalric crowd be
gan to dig into several and sundry
satchels, and finally one of them pro
duced a bottle cf fine old bond and
handed it to the excited caller.
The latter uncorked the flask, smell
ed of its contents, and then raised it to
his lips and gurgled down a big sec
"Ah. ha. he said, as he smacked his
lips, "it always did upset me to see a
HAS UNIQUE PLAN
Clinton Grocer Proposes to Sell
at Cost, Plus 10 Per Cent
Partners Pay for Privileges and This
Fee Constitutes Salary of the
Clinton, Iowa, Jan. 7. To furnish
groceries at wholesale cost, plus 10 per
cent, is what O. W. Lamb, formerly of i
Clinton, and now returning to this
city when he opens his store about
February 15, proposes to do.
. In order to buy at the reduced
prices, however, the customer must
become a. privilege partner. For this
privilege, the customer pays $10 for
a privilege partnership certificate for
three years and $2 each year for a
partnership card. This $16 from each
partner for the three years is Mr.
Lamb's salary for protecting the inter
ests of his partners and doing the
work of buying tor them and selling
to them. The 10 percent above cost
price is -used in the maintenance of
the store. Customers who do not hold
privilege partnership cards will be
charged the regular market prices.
Mr. Lamb was formerly window
trimmer for IReid & Conger, now Reld
& DeWitt, but about five years ago
left Clinton. He is at present secre
tary and treasurer of the Garber Track
Laying Machine company and con
nected with the Archer Trolley Harp
company, both of Chicago.
CHARGE KOR DELIVERY.
While both telephones will be In
the store and orders will be taken by
telephones, there will be no delivery
service at the price named. Should
customers want their groceries deliv
ered, 10 cents will be charged for
each delivery in Clinton and Lyons.
All b isiness will be strictly cash
both for privilege partnership custo
mers and those not In the partnership.
The elminlation of credits, delivery
and order wagons is what is planned
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of whom we have our doubts wheth-to make it possible to do business at
er they mean to pay up we wouldn't j an advance of 10 percent above whole
have any circulation. And then. Bill ! sale price.
Taft and a lot of those other fellows ) All invoices of goods purchased
down there at
I from wholesale houses will be on the
counter at the store and privilege
Ol II OWN I. AURA I.AVE JIRBEY.
My Dear Miss Jibbey: You can't
know how my heart aches. I have
been In love two years, always with
the same young man. He has a beau
tiful disposition, but he is crose-eyed.
One night when we were seated in
o the first
and a very
Ail we ask you to do is to count the number of dots in the above piano.
Directions State the number of dots you have found in the above piano, on this or n separate sheet
of paper, and mail or bring to our story by-6 p. m., Jan. 10. The first five neatest and correct answers
will be given the above mentioned awards in the order named. To each person sending in an answer not
owning a piano will be given a very nice present free, upon calling at our store, and a manufacturer's
draft good on our pianos.
Winners will be notified by mail, and all awards must be called for In person at our store.
tying contestants will share alike. Be sure your name and address is plainly written on your answer.
""Ms contest is open only to those living In Illinois and Iowa, and in no way Identified with the piano
industry and to those who do not own a piano 4n their home. Only one answer from a person.
Send in your answer at once and address
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS MUSIC HOUSE, Desk 1. 121 East Second Street, Davenport. Iowa.
I have counted dots in your dot counting contest.
city . .
Arthur P. Griggs
121 E. 2d St., Davenport, Iowa
partnership customers can at all
times examine them to discover
whether or not Mr. Lamb is doing
business es agreed. "Provisions are
made in the contract for a refund
of the certificate and card money
should It be found that he is not do
ing as agreed. The plan is a copy
righted one and already 50 stores are
operating in the west and southwest
under the system. More than 500 Clin
ton people have subscribed for partnerships.
FOR ONE CITY; SECOND IN THE STATE
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From The Argus files of 18S6.) J Open house was observed at the Y.
Jan. 2. The well known dry-goods I M- C. A.jesterday and many young of
firm of McCabe Bros., dissolved part
nership today. J. W. McCabe rctlr
ing and L. S. McCabe remaining In the
Yesterday was more like Sunday
than New Years, but few people being
out on the streets.
The county clerk opened a new mar
riage license register the first of the
year the first in 11 years. The first
license issued from the new register!
will entitle the recipient to a hand
The ferry came out from winter
quarters this afternoon, whither it
went on the night of the fith Inst., and
resumed trips between Rock Island
and Davenport. It has always been
the case that when the ferry has re
sumed operations so early in the sea
son it has been driven back that season.
mother's home he spoke admiringly (
of my hair. He inquired If it was !
all nay own, and I told him it was. :
Well, it was; that is I had paid f or '
the rats. Perhaps he wanted to know
jif I had raised all of it. Last Tues- i
day evening there was a knock at ?
j the rear door. Mother told uie to j
answer. She said the butcher boy j
I had come with a package sha had j
oi uered late, wnat was my a'.-n-Isuisent
when I opened the door
and my Alphonse walked in. In
stantly he noticed my dearth of hair.
I had left my rats on my dresser. He
E. H. Guyer of this city has the fol- would result from a combined school
lowing article in this week's issue of system, united waterwork, fire depart-
Ithe East Moline Herald anent the ' raents and police force, while the un-
proposition to unite Rock Island, Mo- fortunate drainage and sewer prob
i this city took advantage of the oppor
tunity and enjoyed the hospitality of j acted cheerfully enough during the
The COAL we
serve will bear
Now is the
ktime to put in
your COAL for
FRAZER COAL CO,
Oil tec. 19ZZ Tblrd Ave,
raaaa. Weal ML. EacftMaa4.ni.
the officers and of the ladies who as
sisted in the day's entertainment.
The Mikado club had a delightfully
successful masquerade at the rink
Wednesday evening. Bleuer's orches
tra furnished music.
By a new arrangement the Rodman
Rifles organization becomes a com
pany in the Illinois National Guard.
The boys will receive new' uniforms
and will be given & rifle range.
Jan. 3. Dan Sully's "Corner Groc
ery" company appears at Harper's the
atre this evening. The comedy is one
of the most successful and amusing of
A watch factory Is to be opened
shortly on the banks of the Rock river
at the site of the old Milan watch fac
tory. The factory comes here from
Jan. 4. Ruby's ferry baa been
brought up the river from Andalusia
and will operate across Rock river at
Milan beginning tomorrow.
Jan. 6. Rescue hose company. No.
3, held an election of officers last night
and B. Frank Knox was elected fore
man. The annual meeting of the Old Set
tlers' society of Rock Island county
will be held in the parlors of the Rock
Island house, Feb. 1.
This is the feast of Epiphany in the
Charles Truesdale has returned from
Barrett chapter. No. lit. R. A. M. In
dulged in an elaborate spread last eve
ning. In the county recorder's Office yester
day was filed the articles of
Incorporation for the Young Man's
Christian Association of Rock Is
land. The object as stated
in the articles is the "spiritual, men
tal and physical improvement of young
men." The incorporators are Messrs.
J. W. Stewart, E- B. MeKown and C E.
evening, but I could see thera
scn.ttbing on his mind. Vhat do
you suppose it was?
The rats, probably.
A INT IT AWTfl, AUrEf
Whoever had charge of placing the
advertising of the special election on
commission form ot government for j
the city of Rock Island, evidently had
little faith in the advertising quali- j
ties of the Rock Jslanu papers, as page j
spaces were used in Chicago editions
of the Sunday dailies and Moline Sat- j
urday dailies. "Oh, consistency thou i
art a iewel." and we might add. "Oh '
ye of little faith.". Milan Independent.
Wanted February 1st, by middle
aged couple, two nice rooms and bath,
either furnished or unfurnished.
meals included, especially breakfast.
Davenport Democrat. ,
SCOOPS ON OTR CORRESPONDENTS.
We scissor from our neighborhood
exchanges the following items:
J. C. Welhlar ' Bhlpped a carload of
cattle to Chiosso on Tudy. lie ac
companied th aame.
Joaaph Soboanlng- is at present taking
Phil Allema.ns'a place at Ictna;. Phi)
la laid up with hla leg-, which la at
ant rauilsc him much pain, ha hav-
lems could be solved by a system of
: pumping through iron pipes at the
,' outlet below the city of Rock Island
'where the discharge would cease to
. be a menace to the health of our citl
It would seem wise to appoint a joint
committee to investigate the merits of
! the doctor's proposal and recommend
! ways and means. Such recommenda-
Into account existing assets and debts jlette of Wisconsin, nrlatow of Kansas,
Is sufficient to preclude any progress ;CIapp of Minnesota, Bourne of Oregon,
towards consolidation on that basis. I av Kit Mi:vr i:m pi.o r.i vote.
Let us get together, but in a falrj a Wishlnton newspaper Is taking a
and equitable way, on an even basis 8iraw ballot among I'ncle Sam's civil
all around and on broad enough lines j service employes to 'determine what
to enlist the enthusiasm and civic Ifortn of old nc nennlons tlicy desire.
pride of every citizen.
Yours very truly.
K. 11. GUYER.
WOULD REMOVE OR
REDUCE BEEF DUTY
(Continued from Page One.)
One plan provides for the retirement
on straight pensions, the Huer to be
provided wholly by the government.
Another plan contemplates retirement
on annuities provided by compulsory
savings by employes. I will go Into
this in detail later on ns the subject 1
one of importance to arsenal employes.
1H Ti:ilV FOR TAFTf
Gllson Gardner, who accompanied
Roosevelt Ionic from Fgypt and who
is IuoUcd uiMjn in newspaper circles In
Washington ns being a sort of semi-
left lies In a reduction of the tariff on
beef. Both Australia and South Amer
ica stand ready to give us cheaper , oflU ial a,.nt for the ex prcr.1-
beef If this country will only lower the j dnt, declares positively that Koone
tarlff. !velt will never endorse Taft for a re-
Commentinr on the possibility of se-! nomination. The reason he advances
curing the I'nited States us a market
for Australian meats and dairy pr-
ducts, Arthur Kidman, Australia's ex
port king, said, "I, spent r.ix months
In the I'nited States considering tbat
possibility. The only thing in the v.ay
is the tariff. If congress will let down
the barriers a bit, so v can come in.
lis that Tirt carried FtoosevHt's poll
clt a only to extent of depositing them
in the ditch. But Is Is generally held
that is doesn't make any difference
whe'her Mr. Roosevelt Is for Taft; that
President. Taft will drasv down the re
noininntlon whether hla farmer friend
lends n band or not.
jtion would undoubtedly embrace the
draft of a statute on "Consolidation of
! municipalities," to be submitted to the
legislature. , Such statute should cre
ate a board of appraisement to determ
ine the value of existing property such
.as schools, parks, hose nouses, nre states are Impoverished
All thonetv"- all th time Tbe Argi:.
we can give beef, delivered by the car-'
cass at the wharf for 23 to 24 cents, t-x-1
elusive of duty. And better butter, by
the way, than you can get here by nay
Ing the very highest prices."
Thousands of poor in the I'nifcd
by the hlh Wge $25 to ZjO Week In Automo
cost of living. bile Work Thousands of Jobs Wait-
There are, no doubt, many famllleH ; Ing for Competent Men In All
right In Rock Island and Moline who Parta of the Country.
cannot afford to eat meat more than
once or twice a week, yet here stands
Australia ready to furnish beef at six
cents a pound.
The present congress could remedy
the situation in a day. but as it refuse
to do so, the Job will be undertaken
and performed by the new demon atlc
house which meets in December.' The
E. II. GUYER.
equipment, public buildings, water
t works, etc., etc., not including pave
iments, sidewalks and sewers, which
!are local improvements for the bene
fit of abutting property owners. The
consolidated city would then acsume
so much of the indebtedness of each
(Old municipalities as was represented
by the value of the property contribut
ed by it- The balance of the indebted
jness of each old municipality would
! be cared for by extending yearly a tax
levy in each of the old municipalities reoubllcan senate rnav trv to orevent
sufficient to liquidate said indebted ; the lowering of the duty of inat, fit i 'v Y
jness. say In a period of 20 years, for 1 8Ucn action would only lnore.no the .
wnicn time tne balance or me inaeDi- j probability of a democratic victory in
edness could be refunded by each old jjj2
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Hi'llO'il.. 7' I'liurcii until. Ho, In hi ft ,
line. East Moline, "Watertown and
vis under one administrative head:
Recently there appeared in your col-
!umns a communication from Dr. G. F.
Johnson, giving logical-and substantial
reasons for a consolidation of the mu
nicipalities on this side of the river
5 hurt It aeveraj montna ar
amei Barton bad a sudden attack of
aomatblns Ilk paralyale Thursday v-anlns-
W ara s'a.d to aay he la im-proYing-.
being- able to ait up.
S. Morgan and Henry Alderman are
drilling a. well at the creamery.
It ia long atep from being a con
ductor ob tb railroad for a number of
years to taking charge and keeping
book a for an elevator. Our fellow
townsman. Chris Hoeg. haa had thia
emparlence. We are glad to atate Mr.
Hoeg is equal to the altuatlnn and haa
taken up the duties at the elevator in a
very satisfactory manner.
OUR WEEKLY 8 TORY.
BY CHARLES R. JtOl'RSE.
A train was running through the
western part of pohibition Kansas.
when a man rushed into the smoking
Such a statute
would seem to me
order to do equity.
to be essential in
TAKT Rl lJ KTHONfi.
Standpat republicans take it for
granted that' President Taft will 1m
It is quits likely i renominated for the presidency In 1912.
that such committee would find tbat j President Taft Is running strong with
the school administration could better j special privilege servers like Aldri'-h,
be bandied by one of the existing spe-. Stephenson, Guggenheim, Cannon and
cial charters rather than by the corpor-! Dalzell. He has also been endorsed by
that should be convincing to every &te authorities of Jhe new municipal-. Senators Warner of Missouri. Hale ol j
citizen. Such consolidated city would
have the political prestige and the ad
vertising advantage of being the sec
ond city in the state. Economy of ad
ministration and enhanced efficiency
'car where a bunch of travelers were Yon ought to try it.
Old Lady's Sage Advice. -
Knoxville. Tenn. Mrs. Mamie
Towe. of 102 West Main street, this
city, says, "if you had seen me be
fore I began to take Cardui, you
would not think I was the same per
son. Six doctors failed to do me
good, and my friends thought I
would die. I could hardly get out
of bed or walk a step. At last an
old lady advised me to take Cardui
and now I can go most anywhere."
All ailing women need Cardui as a
gentle, refreshing tonic, especially so close to his eyes that it eclipsed
adapted to their peculiar aliments, bis vision of the hundred dollars
It Is a reliable, vegetable remedy. ! within his grasp.
successfully used for over 50 years. The want of equity In the present
Ity. Maine, Burkett of Nebraska and Car
The problems to be discussed and: tar of Montana, all of whom have been
settled would call for the enlistment j defeated for reelection. Taft Is being!
of our very best talent, so that the ree- opposed for rc-nominatlon by LaPoI
ommendatlon made might command .
It would be expedient to have the i
question of name settled by an elec-
tlon to be called Immediately after the
consolidation were effected. i
If it were desirable to perpetuate the j
old names the method employed in
New York of affixing them to bor-,
roughs could be adopted.
We should not be blinded from see-;
ing the magnificent possibilities of a
consolidated city by the mere matter
of a name. It wonld be like the man
who cherished so much the dollar be
was required to give up. and held it i
Notice to Hunters
Will pronecute any hunters
found treapasiting on aiiy A
Farmers' Protective A
sociation of Black Hawk
Start the New Year clear of all your small dbts. If you have
several small debts, figure up how much It will take to pay
them off and then come to uv- and we will loan you the amount
you need on your
FURNITURE, PIANO, STOCK, ETC.,
. RATES LOWEST, PAYMENTS SMALLEST
RELIABLE LOAN COMPANY
1800 Second Ave.. Rock Island, 111. Old phone 1008 1
"aw of annexation in falling to takv J
av . m