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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH '1, 1911.
If the Showman Says "This Way
To the Okapi!" Dent Believe Him
HIS WAY TO THE OKAPI!".
3 If you see this sign promi- ,
y nently displayed wnen ine
circus comes to town this
aprtns: or summer don't Invest any
money la a glimpse of "the latest Afri-
fcan wonder." The sign will be thej
puldepost to a "fake." for there are no
live okapt In this country and very few
Jf any stuffed ones. Why. there are not
many okapi even In Africa, the habitat
of the beasts, and there are only a few
Europe. There wiil be three stuffed
rV.-i in thi. c-o'jntry soon, however, for
rh"y are f.p. their way frcm Africa to the
Arrerican Mtisfjn of Natural History,
'hat !rrat New York f'pp.'sitrry of ob
i".:s rtet'r.;r to zoology, tnthropolojry.
.weorolopy and other elegies. .(Right
VtVi- S ,.- J" i? '
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5'v '': V.y
., . . V- - -. - .v .-
1ns with the dark colored neck. The
forehead and s. line down to the muzzle
are a deep red chestnut, and the large
broad ear are of the same tint, fringed
with black; the neck, shoulders and
body range in tone from sepia and Jet
black to vinous red: the belly Is black
ish: the tall chestnut, with a small
black tuft: the hind quarters, hind and
fore lega are either snowy white or pale
cream color, touched here and there
with orange and boldly marked with
purple black horizontal stripes and
Altogether a we!l decorated, not to
ray gaudy, beast, the okapi. Is it not?
Srr.all wonder thst the first white men
to hear of him from the savages who
roam the Kongo believed that the black
men were drawing on their Imagina
tions for their description of the okapi
3d that they believed that "there ain't
no such animal;" also when the white
rr.fh returned to civilization with their
tales of the okepl they were accused
with cruel Injustice, as it now appears
of telling travelers' tales. But the
okapi haa its established place In zo
ology now with the hippopotamus, the
rhinoceros, the giraffe and the other
marvelous things which have come out
of Africa from the days of the pha
raohs onward even unto this day.
Sir Harry Hamilton Johnstan, the dis
coverer of the okaFi. is one of the best
known ar.d most energetic of the Brit
ons who are forever poking themselves
and their country's flag into the strange
and out of the way corners of the
enrth. Mighty few men know more
i than P!r Harry does about the Interior
! of what used to be called -the "dark
! continent. He found the okapi when
he was rummaging around in the Ugan
da protectorate. He had heard from
the natives about the wonderful bea.st
which had never been seen by whi;e
It is not likely that the okapi will
over be common, either n'lve In zoolog
ical parks or mounted in natural his
tory museums. The habitat of the ani
mal is a district nbout as large as
Wales, Iylnar on the west side of the
Pemliki river, which flows from Lake
Albert Edward to the Albert Xyania.
The region is extremely hct and damp,
with the usual natural disadvantages
for white men's presence, sojourn or
reVdence. In fact, the negroes of the
purround'ng country cannot remain
feet and a half hgh at the withers and j ,onR ,n the "kap5 country, and the only
is of the peculiar shape shown in the ! permanent numn rtb.aeni? are awans.
picture. "The head is girafTe-like. butiTh( reat hert. dampness and density
there are no external horns," says the ', of rn' Jungle deter all but the moot
zoological expert of the New Interna- i intrepid sportsmen from penetrating
tlonal Encyclopedia. "The tail is rather! !nto this country, ar.d thus the okapi is
short, and the neck is short and thick. insured against molestation. At one
Th skull is characteristically giraffine I tlrne Sir HF-Ty Jr.hr.ston headed an err
and exhibits rudiments, or. rather, ! Pedition 1nto the region for the pur
vestiges, of three horn cores. The col- pose of capturing an okapi, but the ex-
him a sort of cross between the giraffe j oration as described by Sir Harry H. j peditlon went to p e -es, the negroes ana
and the ant'Iope. makes one think of I Johnston, who discovered the okapi in ! PIr Harry hirp.yelf falling victims to
Hamlet's cloud, which was shaped likejlR99 In the Semliki forest of the Korgo ! ver. fnm which the Knelishman e fl
it camel and backed like a weasel or a State. U extraordinary. The cheeks' caped narrowly with his life.
hale. According to good scientific iu-'i"i Jaws are yellowish white, contrast-I WILLIAM HENDERSON.
THE OKAPI AND SIR HARRY H. JOHNSTON, ITS DISCOVERER.
her It mry be remarked that the mu-i thority the animal stands about four
seum is one of the biggest, most Inter
esting things in the biggest city in
America and does not receive from the
city's people arid from visitors half the
"attention which It deservts. It is one
of the finest Institutions of Its kind in
But to get back to the okapi. He's
an Interesting beast. The description
of him given by the zoologists, calling
This great pubjirity eontsst i being helI by the 11 a no Manufacturers' Advertising llureau of
Chicago to distribute a large appropriation which has been marie for this Yeaf advertising. We are
going to see that the home people have the first, rhanre for m portion of this arirrrtising appropria
tion. Kemember the Moline piano is made of the very bet material nd la built hy only eeriencel
men in their respective lines, h owever, the same low price will he
maintained throughout this entire publicity contest as above stated, our home people will receive the
first benefit of this large appropriation before publicity contest of this kind will be advertised, f""
the dealers who handle our pia no in various sections of the court try.
20 Years Guaranteed
GENTLEMEN'S GOLD WATCH
20 Years Guaranteed
LADIES' GOLD WATCH
FRAMES A BILL
TO BAR THE FEES
Attorney General Stead Draws eys recti voi.
j half of the stat? arc dcclarod to he which no account to the stare treasury"
officer.-, arms, aeone'e? under depart-1 vor has been made. From these funds i
i ments of the stare government. disbursements have been made for sal-
"2. All such officers, board?, depart- ! aries and other exp. nses without any j
j ments, commissions, ana institution i specific appropriations.
are required to kerp in proper books u j v ukt vavts.
, detailed, itemized account of all raon-! -jf enacted into law the Lull whic h I
r - i nil
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t. ;' ST" T'v -r-...' -i --.;h( -v- f i- 1
One of the
o"-irs very hi gt
NMMM M r a
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Fnme make only Ttted it 7
Interior player. Price $750.
CHEST OF SIL.VKRTb.ird Premium
Take any number from one to fourteen inclusive. Do not. use any number
more than twice. PI ice number eleven In center balloon basket, one number
in each of the balloon baskets so that when they are added perpendicularly or
horizontally the total will make 27. For the near6t correct answer we will
give absolutely free the premiums in order of merit. y'; will be notified by
mail, and all premiums must be called for within ten days from closing of con
test. It is not. necessary to use this paper. Only one person in a family can
Up Act in Accordance
ALL MONEY TO BE PAID IN
-All Jrisbursemcnts of JCvcry Kind
.Must Be Made Through lleg
( All. MOXIY I'AI! I.
! "3. All moneys received by such offl
! cers, boards, departments, commissions,
'and institutions from fees, rentals, pro
j ceeds of the labor of prisoners, sales of
: property or other like sources, must be.
! placed in the state treasury on the sec
ond Wednesday of each calendar
"i. All money on hand at the time
F7,rT'j7,7a The v-'nner of the First Special Premium in this Great Publicity Contest will receive the
. jit.juij; 5oi" elegant Kiano r roe, or u tney pr rer they can nave cncice ot eitner or tne otner two
'. hy paying the dilVerence. Other Special Premiums to be awarded in order o merit. This contest is
1 h-ing held by or.-? of the world's largest manufacturers of high-grade pianos. We have taken the agency
have prepared will enable the people; for this rto'io. an-i the manufacturers wish to make their piano as well known in this locality as it is in
to know what the toial income of:th'5: other nlnces where it has been handled by the largest and best known dealers.
state is and from what source it comes. !
The total expenditures of the state and J
THIS GEM'TNK IIA.MO'I
for what purposes must, under this bil 1
be authorized at each biennial session
of the general assembly.
"All constitutional executive officers
and some other officers now act oun; !
to the state treasury for all fees and;
the act takes effect must be paid into; other moneys received. This bill
Springfield. 111.. March 1. Precrdin
the presentation in the legislature to
day of a spec ial message by Governor i
. the state treasury within 30 days there- j place? all officers, boards, commissions,
laf:er. 'departments, and institutions on the
No officer or department towhicn ' tame basis.'' j
t the act applies is authorized to expend ! j
any money, either for salaries or ex- PFf"TFR QHIP i
C. S. D'Tieen. dealing with the attorney I peril s, except upon the warrant of the j
g.-neral's fee decision relative to the auditor, based upon appropriations j Leflends of Shadowy Craft of the Nev !
expenditure of tnon-y no' specifically from the state treasury, made biennial -j England Coast. I
appropriated to them hy boards, com - lv h' the general assembly. j The coast of New England has nu- !
missions and departments. Attorney The auditor of public accounts is I merous legends concerning specter i
General Stead last night gave out the i vested with full power to audit and ex- ! ships firmly believed by the rugged j
following interview: amine the books of all departments at I fishermen, who assert stoutly that on '
"l have prepan-d. at the request of i an-v anrl a11 ,IInos. J various occasions glimpses of
Representative Shanahan. a bill rcquir- , cheat m m is iwoi.vEn. i shadowy craft have been seen, fol
ing all officers, boards, commissions. "The bill which I have prepared for j lowetI invariably by fatal disaster,
departments, and institutions of the; Mr. Shanahan embodies the suggestion ' Te fPecter f the Palestine is occa
exeeutive and administrative branch of : made in my biennial report to the gov- 1 sionai'J' 8e,n ,m I'"1? Island sound
the state to pav into the state t reasurv : ei nor that all the income of the state i umi is lhe forerunner of a gale of
all mouevF collected for and on behalf from whatever source should be turned ! Wi,nd' JSbe W8S a IuUlj ,raain ve9
of the state. into the state treasury," continued Mr. j f e wrerlke'J (f .B, islad
I'H.,vimo, ok h.m.. Stead? -lX.rinK.the las' two v.arj TLh , ' 'f m?9
are as fcllows: able. I am advised that nearly $4.0"0,-
"1. All officers, hoards, de; art nient s. : 'utt has been collected by the various
oiniuissious. and institutions of the boards, c ommissions and departments,
state receiving nionevs for or on be-! and institutions affected bv the bill for
and aft and setting fire to the hull.
As she drifted Mazing off the coast a
human form was visible amid the
flames, the form of a female passen
ger, left to perish on the doomed
craft. Since and generally uihu the
anniversary of the wreck a phantom
ship with blazing hull, charred spars
and scorched sails and rigging has
leeu seen eruiing ofF lilac k island.
Whittier recorded the legend In
graceful verse as well as that of a
ghostly cruiser that sailed from a
Makes face, hands, arms and neck as white as milk and j New England Prt of her last voyage.
does not show or rub off. Pimples
les. Moth or Liver Spots cured in a few days.
The Ideal Face Powder
IN ADDITION TO THESE PREMIUMS
Every premium winner will receive, according to the merit of solu
tion, a bonafide manufacturer's draft for an amount from ?i5.oo
to $137. tie. These drafts will be accepted at their full face value to
apply ot; ttio purchase of any one of the new pianos that we are intro
ducing to the Ph. no-Loving Public through this mammoth advertising
I ! -n. 'i ahovt' " t.rl ''rafts will he given in d e? o."' i ivis
rz ''Tee at $148.00; three at $137.00; three
r i K: f ': thre at $132.00; three at $123.00; three at 5U7.00;
t!nc- at srj;..oo; three at $120.00; three at $110; three at $1'0; ten
at $75.00; ten at $00. Oo and alL ccrrest solutions will receive a draft
If you solve this nuzzle correctly, you will receive. IN ADDITION'
to one of the elegant, premiums which you get AP.SOLI'TL'l.V FKEE,
a lHmt iiiie draft, as explained in the above paragraph.
Our pianos have an enviable reputation in almost every city where
they are known and we the manufacturers believe we can introduce
them in this market more quickly and satisfactorily by giving the peo
ple THE SAVING of the enormous expense of an int roduction through
ordinary methods. Any thinking person will readily appreciate that
any manufacturer of a reliable piano can well afford to make the
j above liberal offer, if by so doing he makes his instruments as well
known in this vicinity during iho next three or four weeks as would
take three or four years by ordinary methods of advertising.
This is the age of co- oeration, and the manufacturer correctly
believes that the best wat to introduce them on th market is to
, spend the advertising money in making SPECIAL OFERS TO THE
f PEOPLE rather than by employing world-famous demonstrators at a
fabulous expense, and making the people pay for such methods by ask
. ing a heavily inflated price for the piano.
Attach This Coupon (or od nimiJar To Tfour Atu.
Pes to filer Town State
If possible gle below names and addrewes of two or
more- of your friends who you believe nifht consider th
put chase cf a Piano, Plajer Piano or Grand.
GANG RULE AT PEORIA
(Continued tron Page One.1
or Schnepp polled nearly twice as
many votes as both Seeley and Pay
ton. CLINTON TO (IIVr.E SYSTEM.
Clinton, in. March 1. Clinton vot-
l. : I . i.n . .. 1 TM. .. T i .... I ! .
Have sIjip .gg aj,f,ut t san froru Salem to : commission fr.rm of nvernment. The
handled this preparation for years and recommend it. i England. Her cargo was on board. ; new fornw.f f-n-rnmnt wmi hv a ma- dermen
secured the republican nomination for
mayor without opposition. Of the !
members cf the old council running!
The Turning of the Worm.
"I fruess it's true that the worm
turned." growled the farmer Iwy to
himself an he we.nilv tivNiol the
duln't hare to he was a (luiu fooll
1 There-;"- SucceHS Mga7.1ue.
for renomination, four democrats and naI1(J1(; (lf ' ,i,e prh.iM.'.i,.. round and
two republicans were renominated. round. "I've re:-. I it in the Third
TK1MIM II IN tl l.vcv. i Header at school. sri" I"v e heard it stiid
Quincy, II!., March 1. Municipal j til"' '' again, r . . n't know whether
tie turne'i over In tei. or turned some
j different -! r. or tunnel out badlv, or
nominations were for mayor and al-JVi. . fliuvnulUni t lm,ed. ' but
Thomas Drug Co., W.T. Hartz. Price 50c.
sails bent and passengers on deck, jority of lit; nut of a total vote of 902. i commission plan at a special election
when two passengers came hurriedly !The commission form of government19' weeks ago. The only contest
off and engaged passage. The couple was fought hy the taloons and the city ias n the democratic ticket for miy
Quincy having refused the
Make Shirt and Collar
Work Our Specialty and
were a young man and a young wo
man, who, so tradition records, were
remarkable for their tearing and 1-eno-ty.
Who ther were or whence they came'
or, in which J. A. Steinbaeh dtieatcd
Y. K. Abbott by 102.
Galesburg, III.. March 1 City pri i
I.K.ll T VOTB AT FRKKPOKT,
Freep jrt, 111., March 1. A light vote
was polled in the primaries yesterday
... i . . . ' tn a rtfif anrn v T 1 i- ottirli ( tU .t. 1 1
no one in Salem town could fell. The j""1? to tne ai.sence oi contests on - j-..,, o,.
t,i Mn, w nd -in,k Jmativ offices. Interest centered in the one la"ty, the peoples, having a ticket
i the mysterious couple excited the sus- .democratic nomination for mavor and
I pit-Ions of the townspeople, who view- ;C. J. Dittmar, three times mayor, was
j d. them as uncanny and prophesied seeking vindication of his adminis-
disaster to the vessel If allowed to sail tration from the charges, of Y. T. Raw
.In her. Put the master, a blnflf and j leigh, the present mayor. Dittmer
wh.'-t I'm here to ay It that if the
worm turned the griinKion- when !.
On Schedule Time.
A voting member of a certain farciHy
, had the incarlcs. and the family whs
j quarantined. Otie of 1ln little girl
i spoke from an open window to a
t n: .. I I ... w i ...... I ..i I .... .
I ti TI III I'll! Il't 111,'. I lir niCIIVT
"So, 'in," she ha id, "I haven't got
' in yet, but I exj.eet to Imve 'cm da
after tomorrow." I.lppincot t'w.
1808 Third Ave. Old phone 237
j stern sailor, refused to listen and final- j was nominated, receiying 074 votes to
I 1y departed on a Friday. 1 for Eimer E- Prall. Paul Schryer,
The vessel never reached her destl- j btisiness partner of Maj'or Rawle'gh,
; nation and was never spokeu, hut later i
In the year incoming vessels reported
! sighting a craft wltU luminous rigging '
and sails and shining hull and snnr.
She was sruMng with all cauva Fet ;
pgainst the wind, with a crew of dea 1 j
tnen Ftandir.g in the shrouds and lean- '
lng over the rail, while upon the onar- '
terdeck fto-d a young and beautiful j
couple. New York flera'd.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver'
(Tablets invariably bring relief to wo- j
; uten suffering from chron.c const'pa-;
it.cn. hesda he, bilieusr.css. dizzii-e.-s,
' fsl!onnr;s of th-? ikin ar.d el;, s; oi-ii. '
Sold ly all iru7is a. '
fUta re m neaar to taealth
ana prof-ny. t r8t
ngn of a rat, us
BAT and ROiCa PISTE f&S&i
It is the ccly ffuaranteed ezter-
m:o iter for rtK. mio, cork.
ror&j rs. wish iocreaaed aalea.
a Poe:ilve l roof ot merik
Ot th lralM. Xtrrvj Cut If It Pajfe.
2Sc od tl.OO. SoU Ercrrwber.
in the field, the race for nomination j
for mayor on this ticket was between j
George Sanderson, incumbent, an j
"alfr C. Frank. Sanderson received !
more votes than all other candidites!
for mayor combined, getting
votes to S&l for Frank and .'iGs for Cor- j
bin the labor candidates. Mart Sand-;
Uerg was nominated as city treaurr j
by a small margin. Ben Huff was re- J
nominated as city clerk, and Lyman
Wilson as city attorney.
IHKItl).:t:V AC KIT S 11. . j
Aberdeen, S. IX, March 1. At a spt- j
cial election Aberdeen decided
The Famous JSsb
i lie iumj wiiii uiuuszu Ligiii
should always be used where several
people sit, because it does not strain the
eyes of those sitting far from it.
The Rayo Lamp is constructed to give
the maximum diffused white light. Every
detail that increases its light-giving value
has been included.
The Ravo is a low-priced lamp. You may
pay $5, $l6 or even $20 for other lamp and get
a more expensive container but you cannot gel
a better light than the Rayo giv es.
This season a Kayo has a new and strength.
u S krttt th r cWarfr rin firm i nH imp Fac s Lk
vote of 1.003 to 545 to adopt the com- pilikhtd, as it is made ot Solid braas, finished
1 mission form of government.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are safe, sure and reliable.'
and have been praised by thousands'
jhealrh through their gentle aid and j
Oace a Rayo Uer, Always One.
. Dtaierg Eixrywktrt- If m-1 at yourt. writ for drtcr-.ptivt
c.r.a.ur ro ik Ktart.i aftix of tut
ftf Standard Oil Company
f (Incorporated) - V.'. v .!
? ' -
curative properties. sola ty all
; ri rureftS.