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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 191T.
B 1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS SL3
DR. CROOK CONFESSES!
Much Misunderstood Explorer
Tells Story Exclusively for
BY DOCfe CKOOK, F. A. K. E.
(Copyrighted In East Moline, Water
town. Alpha. BowlesburR. and
Tuesday, the 18th, we arrived at
the home of Dominic Muskoweler,
brother of Dimitry, one of my faith-
ful Esquimaux. Dominic, we found,
was engaged in the ice business and
prospering. He . is fortunate in not
having any competition, although
somewhat handicapped in getting his
product to market. The plan he is
at present following is to arrange j
the ice in raits. These are floated
down to a railroad connection with
the various towns in which he has
customers. Dominic in his youth
was employed asa stoker on a Mis
sissippi rafter and when he located
in these parts he applied the knowl
edge lie gained when steamboating
in working out the success of'hls ice
business. Dominic B so thoroughly
acclimated that be goes about in
clothes such as we wear in the sum
mer season in the states. He told
me confidentially that he expected
to marry some day and that he had
sent bis photograph to a number of
the matrimonial agencies in the
states, but that all of the ladles
balked on the cold deal up here. One
youngster who said that she was
raised on the farm and craved the
life such as is lived in the barren
north disappointed him at the elev
enth hour, he said. She wrote that
Bhe was ready to come just as soon
as he provided her with furs. In
order to expedite her departure he
forwarded her the money to make
needed purchases, but she never
Emit Frozenupsky has recovered
from his illness and he joined in the
festivities the night of our arrive!
at the Muskoweler home here. Di
mitry had prepared such a reception
as one hardly could expect in this
bare country. He had invited in a
large company of the natives to meet
our party. There are no social lines
drawn here. Among the guests were
Ice harvesters and merchants. Home
brought their wives.' After a big
dinner we danced. I had ti keep
, dancing all the while to prevent my
'body freezing, as JJominio insisted
on my removing my furs when I j
crossed the threshold of hi3 home, j
(From The Argus Files of 18S6.)
Jan. 8 The weather was so cold to-
day that it frozo up the news market
solid. If the thermometer continues
to fall at the present rate, it will reg
ister considerable below zero in the
morning. The thermometer was 17
above this afternoon at 3 o'clock, but
on a rapid descent.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon, the fer -
ry headed for winter quarters the sec-1
ond time this season having been
out just a week.
A driving snowstorm set in at 3
o'clock this morning. During the fore
noon the storm continued, but at noon
It had abated somewhat. If it contin
ues through tonight there will be con
siderable delay in rail transit.
Irish patriots rally at Armory hall
Mrs. E. (W. Hurst is visiting with
friends at Malta, HI.
There is a probability that a rail
road bridge will be built in the spring
connecting the western xtrem'ties of
Rock Island and Davenport. Officials
of the road axe close as clams about
the matter, so nothing definite can be
There vc installation of officers of
Teal lodge. No. 60S, I. O. O. F. last
Jan. 9. The grand jury reported to
the circuit court at noon today, re
turning only six indictments.
The snow storm which visited Rock
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Health and prosperity are the two vital factors that
make life worth living. They go hand in hand in
THE PRODUCTIVE SOUTHWEST
The people who live In this section of the United
States are the most favored people in the United
States. The climate is delightful the winters are open
and mild domestic animals can graze outdoors all
year 'round and the soil produces 12 months each
Good fertile land, equal to the best land anywhere can
be bad cheap now, but not for long. Land values are
going up. Go down on the next "Homeseekers ' ex
cursion and see for yourself.
Low Fares Jan. 17
When the ices were served I nearly
collapsed. The party broke up
shortly after the milk man reported
on his morning round. I remained
in bed until noon of that day.
After luncheon we. got out the
charts and began speculating as to
whether it would be in the interest
of science to search for the air fun
nel that Dimitry told me of in his
remarkable narrative of some nights
ago. We have our dogs and sleds
ready for the dash to the extreme
north, but if we find we can make
the trip by a quicker and safer
method we shall adopt the latter. Di
mitry has been reconnoitering, and
has just returned. He reports that
4 he has discovered the funnel if not
j the ore that he had his sister took
jtne trjp in one that behaves in much
I the same fashion. On the morrow
we shall know.
(To be continued.)
STARTING A SCANDAL.
This happened in Rock Island.
The Smiths had recently married
in another city. A few months after
they came here for residence. One
day Mrs. Smith disappeared without
making any explanation to the
The house was clesed. and Smith
put up at one of the hotels. A
week passed and nothing was seen
of the young wife. Smith, it was
reported in the neighborhood of his
home, was mingling with the boys
at night, although it did not appear
that he was acting unbecomingly.
Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Brown met.
Mrs. Jones "They're a secretive
couple, at least they always struck
me that way. I don't believe they
got along well, anyway."
Mrs. Brown "No one has vouch
ed for them yet so far as I have been
able to learn. Of course we know
where they come from or rather
from where they claim to have come.
One can't tell much about these
strange young couples. I have been
told he holds a fine position, but I
haven't had positive information as
to that either."
Mrs. Jones "It looks to me as
though they had split up and she
had gone away from him. Probably
he's glad of it."
Mrs. Brown "Of course he Is.
He's having a great old time every
night since she left."
Mrs. Jones "I am told the rent
is a month over due, too."
Mrs. Brown "Wouldn't be sur
prised. They didn't have much fur
niture. I counted the pieces when
they moved in."
Mrs. Jones "Just been putting up
a front, I guess.'
Mrs. Brown "Of course it's not I
.Island yesterday was but the outskirts
of & storm in the west. In Iowa there
are heavy blockades which are delay
ing traffic for hours. The tempera-
ture here this morning was from 1G to
18 degrees below, the coldest weather
experienced here in some time.
The skipper of the ferry at Rock riv-
:er had a mighty hard battle last night
when the ice caught his boat and car-
; ried it 10 the mouth of the stream,
The ice in the river broke away con-
siderable of the false work of the new
Jan. 11 The public schools opened
today after a recess of two weeks.
The ice aud coal men are the only
representatives of the human race
who look upon this weather with a
Jan. 13 Annual reports received
from city and county officers, and from
business and manufacturing firms of
this city, show that there has been a
splendid Increase along all lines dur
the past year. All of the factories are
booming and the merchants had the
best year ever.
In spite of ,the severity of the weath
er, the Mississippi has not been closed
at this point.
Jan. 14. An Advance club was form
ed in Davenport last evening to fur
ther the interests of the city. Arti
cles of incorporation were signed by a
large number of citizens.
S. F. Boyd, Div. Pass. Agt., Davenport.
F. H. Plummer, C. P. Agt,
1829 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
nice to hear such stories, but we
ought to know who our neighbors
Mrs. Jones "If she's a good wo
man I feel sorry for her."
Mrs. Brown "Chances are we'll
hear more of her."
Two weeks elapse. Mrs. Smith re
turns. She is in mourning. Smith
meets her at the station and they re
turn to their home in a cab. It de
velops that Mrs. Smith had been call
ed to a western state by news of the
death of a relative.
Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Brown meet
three days later.
Mrs. Jones "She's back."
Mrs. Brown "Yes, I see."
Airs. Jones "My husband has
met Smith, and he told him the
story. They both belong to the
same lodge. Jones says he is a splen
did man, and that his wife comes
from one of the first families of the
state of ."
Mrs. Brown "I must call on her
anl offer my condolences."
Mrs. Jones "So must I."
OCR OWN LAVRA LANE J1BBEY.
Dear Miss Jibbey: 1 am a young
man, poor, but honest. I love a girl
sincerely. We both were raised in
a small town. In those days we at
tended all the church sociables to
gether. Our families were good
friends, too. She went away to
boarding school, and we exchanged
letters twice a week. During the
Christmas holidays a young man
from another city came to see her,
and she had little time to devote to
entertaining me. I have heard it
hinted that the other young man
has a father who is very rich and
that he is an only son. What do you
think about it? Norville E.
Norvy, y ou're slipping. If you can't
chalk up with enough of the almight
ies to back away the stranger, you'd
best beat it.
KKOM THE VALLET CLARION.
A committee has been appointed
by the Busy Bee circle to buy the
prizes that are to be awarded at the
card party that is soon to be held.
The committee has a total of $3.85.
This amount was raised at tho char
ity box party that the circle held
Just before Christmas. The pro-
iceeds were to have been apportioned
among the poor families of our vil
lage, but the members could not agree
which were the most deserving.
Hence it was decided to expend the
receipts in buying card prizes. Only
the members of the circle and their
families will play for the prizes.
LenL st"r8ls was Spen?f r s
store Tuesday night the first time
j in two months. He was busy post
ing himself up on the big happen
ings, as he had not read a paper
during his illness. His room is on
the second floor, and he said the
other members of the family either
were too lazy or too ornery to take
the paper to him.
Ben Dilley, our efficient fire chief,
gave his annual report at the meet
ing of the village board Monday
night. He had intended writing out
the report, but he said he had not
; had the time, having been busy the
past two weeks chopping wood at the
Anderson place. It was expected
that the board would be able to pay
a salary to the chief the new year,
but it was found funds were yet low.
Mr. Dilley was reappointed unani
mously, and tendered a vote of
thanks and confidence.
OUR WEEKLY STORY.
BY II. O. ROLFS.
A solemn looking Irishman entered
a businA&s kouse and, walking up to
om rl the men employed on the lower
"Is there anny chanst fer a mon f
get a Job av wur-rk here?"
"I don't know," said the man. "You'll
have to see Mr. Hobart."
"An phwere is he?"
"Up on the second floor," was the
"Shall Oi walk up an' talk to him?"
"No need of that. Just whistle in
that tube and he'll speak to you"
pointing to a speaking tube.
The Irishman walked over to the
tube and blew a mighty blast in It.
Hearing the whistle, Mr. Hobart
came to the tube and Inquired:
"What's wanted down there?"
"'Tis Oi, Paddy Flynn. Ar ye th
"I am," said Mr. Hobart.
"Well, thin," yelled Flynn. "sthick
yer head out av th' second-sthory win
dy while OI sthep out on th sidewalk.
Oi want to talk t ye!"
M'COYS SOME MrSICKERS.
The McCoys are all musicians. Old
Bentley himself was an army cornet
player. He was as full of music as a i
1 . - . - TTI J 1 J , f
j uog IS oi neas. ilia cuuuicru iau ptay
r any instrument. So Frank and Jesse
j and John and Ruth Orris, Mamie Mc
; Coy's second girl, made music for an
j hour, and if we had been charged 50
cents for it. we would have thought it
; was a regular lyceum course program.
They play anything. Frank plays the
. cornet a while, then he takes the violin
and then the piano. John plays the
! violin, the horn and the piano and
i ended up with the mouth organ. Jesse
is not so finished, but plays half a
j dozen insruments when he feels like
I it. And this tickles Bentley to pieces.
; Washington (Iowa) Democrat.
A GOOD RU E FOR DAILY VSR.
This is Henry Watterson's newspa
"To print nothing of a man we would
not say to his face; to print nothing of
a man in malice; to look well and
think twice before consigning a sus
pect to the ruin of printers Ink; to re
spect the old and defend the weak;
and, lastly, at work and at play, day-.
time and night time, to be good to the
girls and square with the boys, for hath
It not been written 'Of such is the
kingdom of heaven ! "
It is one of the best things Colonel
Watterson has ever written or said,
and should serve as the 11th command
ment of every young man who is en
WHAT HAS BECOME OF THEM f
The old-fashioned friend who,
when meeting you while you were
convalescing after an illness, would
slap you gently on the back and
tell you you were looking as healthy
and chipper as ever?
The old-fashioned boy who re
mained home at nights to study his
The old-fashioned young lady who
would go marketing for mother with
the family basket?
SCOOPS OX Ol'R CORRESPONDENTS.
We prune from our neighboring ex
changes the following items this week:
Lawrence Hamilton Is the possessor
of a One phonograph.
The steam furnaoe recently Installed
in the- school house refused to furnish
rnough heat and a stove had to be plac
ed in the school building.
Dr. R. E. LaRue escaped what might
have been a very serious accident one
day last week. While descending an icy
hill near Mineral Spring the front
wheels turned quickly and the machine
overturned in the ditch beside the road,
burying the doctor beneath for a time.
As it was a rib or two were fractured
and he felt well bruised.
Mr. Griffith was traveling our roads
Dr. H. W. Bailey was a professional
caller at Joe Scott's Wednesday.
Julia Iamp wishes to
nounce that she will continue
delivery of Woodmen artesian
ter, her son, A. W. Lamp, acting as
manager of the business. All deliv
eries will be made promptJy aad
regularly as heretofore.
MRS. JULIA LAMP.
Selves a Deep Mystery.
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bottom of my heart," wrote C. B.
Rader of Lewisburg, W. Va., "for the
wonderful double benefit I got from
Electric Bitters, in curing me of both
a severe case of stomach trouble and
of rheumatism, from which. I had
been an almost helpless sufferer for
10 years. It suited my case as
though made Just for me." For dys
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rid the system of kidney poisons that
cause rheumatism, Electric Bitters
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HERE'5 A BUNCH
Good evening; .is your pronouncer in good working order? If it is, try it
on the following, which have been selected by an Argus compositor from
among the peculiar words appearing in this paper during the last few months:
Monsieur Georges Stamatatus.
Osaka Shosen Kabushikr Kaisba
Twarr M. Teirreidensinco.
Alclbiades A. Seraphic.
Miss Frieda Weigentesch.
Carl Burgschneider. '
MAY FORM CORPS
First Aid Branch of Bed Cross
Organization Will Probably
Be Launched Here.
RESULT OF GLASGOW VISIT
Plan Is to Take One or Two Mes
From Department of Different
Organization of a first aid to the in
jured corps may be effected in Rock
Island as a result of the visit of Dr.
M. W. Glasgow of Birmingham, Ala.
who lectured here Thursday afternoon
on the subject. Dr. Glasgow is in the
employ of the Red Cross Society cf
America and is touring the country de
livering lectures on the topic of first
aid to the injured.
Dr. Glasgow lectured Thursday after
noon in a Pullman car which was set
out on a siding opposite the Rock Is
land passenger station. Thirty or more
factory men and several nurses were
present and listened to an interesting
discourse. Briefly summed up, he di
vided his lecture in the following
Use of temporary splints for frac
tures. Controlling hemorrhage.
Treatment of shock.
Clean dressing for wounds.
Treatment of burns and scalds.
RESILING FROM BLII.DIJiGS.
Rescuing persons from burning build
ings and from electric wires and resus
citating them afterward.
While it is not expected that the men
who heard this talk will remember all
he told them, it is through the first aid
corps that they will learn and do ef
fective work. The idea is to select
one or two competent men from each
department of the various factories as
members of this corps. A medical ad
visor will be at the head of the organ
ization and meetings will be held once
or twice a month, when he will give
demonstrations and lectures. The mem
bers of the corps will be given first
aid text books to study and in this
manner will familiarize themselves
with the work.
ORIGINATED I. EAST.
The first movement originated In
the mining section of Pennsylvania.
Its wonderful results were rapidly seen
M. Modrzejewski. "
C. E. Borchgrevink.
V a n k inghouselensteinhousenbough
O. G. Bechtelheimer.
Marciyno Sakalouaka "
Begr a fenU bezorgers
H. E. CASTEEL. Pres.
M. S. HEAGY, Vice Tres.
H. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
WHAT IS GOOD
(Do you ever stop to think it is coming to you?)
A BANK ACCOUNT
MAKE 01 BANK YOUR BANK
We Pay 4 Interest on Deposits
STRONG AND MODERN
and today six cars with lecturers are
touring the mining section organizing
corps. Organizations have been per
fected In Pennsylvania, Oklahoma,
Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.
The trip by Dr. Glasgow is the first
effort made by the Red CrosB society
to bring first aid work home to the
factory and railroad men. The Idea in
sending It out is for the purpose of
organizing first aid corps in towns
and cities where there are large
CHERRY RELIEF IS $54,594
Report of Secretary McDonald Shown
This Kwn Was Paid.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 14. The Cherry
relief fund has paid to widows and or
phans of the victims of the Cherry
mine disaster $54,504. according to the
report of Duncan McDonald, secretary
of the fund. The distribution was made
recently. The report shows that six
children of mine victims have died
since the disaster and 11 beneficiaries
have returned to Europe. One hundred
sixty-two widows of the men who lost
their lives reside in the village.
Old Soldier Tortured.
"For years I suffered unspeakable
torture from indigestion, constipation
and liver trouble," wrote A. K.
Smith, a war veteran at Erie, Pa.,
"tut Dr. King's New Life Pills fixed
me all right. They're simply great."
Tiy them for any stomach, liver or
kidney trouble. Only 25 cents at all
Mrs. John Drew Better.
McLeansboro, 111. "About five
years ago," says Mrs. John L. Drew
of this place. "I was afllicted with ;
pains and irregularity every month.
I suffered continually, was weak and 1
despondent and unable to do my j
housework. I took Cardui and in
one month I felt like a new womsm
and worked hard all summer. I am ,
now in perfect health and recom
mend Cardui to all suffering wo
men." Every day, during the past
50 years, Cardui has been steadily
forging ahead as a result of its
proven value in female troubles. It
relieves headache, backache, wo
manly misery and puts fresh
strength Into weary bodies. Try it.
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Start the New Year clear of all your small debts. If you bave
ieveral small debts, figure up how much it will take to pay
tbem off and then come to use and we will loan you the amount
you need on your
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Are endorsed by Rock Island peo
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from that of another member of my
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case I spoke of was more severe but
Doan's Kidney Pills acted Just as
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cents. Foster-MIlburn company, Buf
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and take no other.
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