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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1911
j Q CHORDS AND DISCORDS EO
TOO MICH CTlSHrJfE.
A number of young women oongre
rated In a Rck Island office building
one aunny af
week and pro
c e d d to
fcelves by re
flecting t h l
sun's rays by
means of a
hand mirror on
people m the
s t r e e t below.
A man whose
place of busi
ness was loca
ted o p p o s 1 te
them came in
for a large
share of the ex
my restaurant, entered my office.
"What can I do for you, Sam?" I
"Ah sot a chance to change my situ
atlon, Doctah CHern," he said. "To'
can sen a good wo'd fo' me, cam't you?
Tell 'em Ah'm hones' n etch?"
"Of course," I hesitated, "you're a
good waiter, Sam, but I don't know
anything specially about your hon
esty." "Well, tell 'em dat, an say yo' thinks
Ah'm honest. DatH be enough."
So I promised I would.
"Thank yo', thank yo, Mr. Doctah,"
he said, with a deep bow. ""When yo
come over tomorrow, sit at mah tab'e
n Ahll give jo' a sho't check."
BI T HE MET THE GIRL.
Two well-known Rock Island
county citizens accidentally met In
the east while both were in that
sert'on en business missions. One
is married and the other a bache
lor. The latter proposed a flyer to
Atlantic City. The motion carried
without a dissenting vote.
The second day of the gay life the
family man rushed into his hotel
what in his opinion was the most
beautiful young woman in the
world. He described her after a
He tried to find
;he source of it. bnt each time he turn
ed his eyes toward his tormentors he
pot a Cash that neariy blinded him. ;
Finally he spotted a young man In an- j
other office who was taking in the sit- ;
ration and wan amused f horeat Suo- '
l-osine this youth to b- the joker, the : Rn(! toJd his friend that he had 8een
i.usiness man. Rhose temper already !
had reached the boiling point, began j
I m u . V T V v. fashion that doubtless would have
The flahs of Iiht ke;t coming his ; , , , , . TT
' , , . pleased his wife immensely. He won-
vav, and from time to time he was . , , . , ,
i derd how he could secure an mtro
rsiipht off h i;s guard ar.d badly azP(-i fjuotion
! time tfc- yoiinp man. who had other j 'g,3Kle.foot?r !islened atten-thir.?-
to occupy his attention, busied j ,ivp1v to ,he dpscrjption, and then
himself with his duties and forgot the inf,U;red to kr,r,w what inducement
incident. In about five minutes, how- his frifll)d woud offer to be present
er, he was suddenly reminded by the j rd to the young woman who had so
nd .-' n: of a po'icenian. who had been j s-iddiil y and completely charmed
f-ummor.ed by the bu.-ir.ss man to stop , him.
th? am.ojance. it took several min- i -ni tell you what I'll do." said
i:tep to satisfy the officer that the young ! the father of four children. "You
man v.r.s not the guilty party. j make it possible for me to meet her
Meanwhile the young women, who ; and I'll pay for a dinner for four."
were on another floor and Knew noth
ing a turn: the suspicion their actions
wf-re casting upon the young man, re
i,ewer! their fun. and in due time a
second policeman appeared on the
f eerie. Ti o youth this time had a good
'ira1. of difficulty in Fnuaring himself,
t nd as poou as the officer had depart-
The two set out to locate the
charmer. Presently the older of the
twain pointed her out. She was at
a considerable distance walking with
an elderly woman. The bachelor
left his companion and hurried to
wards the two women. He was seen
'o raise hj8 hat and then shake
id he started out to do a littl" invest!- j nanas. nrst witn tne young woman,
ratine on his own hook, finallv locat-1 J,nd then with her companion. After
;ng th source of the troulde and pre-i
ai!:n; upon the ladies to desist.
OUR WEEKLY STORY.
n im. m. j. o'iikio.
I was sittirc at my desk when black
Sam. who sometimes waited on me at
a momentary chat, they separated.
"You must have known her be
fore," said the married man.
"You're mistaken, sir."
"You mean to say that you boldly
approached her and addressed her
as a total stranger?" '
"I just can't explain it we got
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Rock Island is coming
acquainted: that's alL"
"Who's the older one?"
"Her chaperon, ahe says."
"Do I meet her tonight?"
"Thafa your proposition."
The four met at dinner. It turn
ed out that the young woman and
the bachelor were distant relatives
and that the girl was traveling with
an aunt. The young woman was
taken in on the plot to have some
fun at the expense of the married
man. The latt?r, when he and h,s
bachelor friend had returned to
their hotel, was told the facts in the
little episode. The two did not
speak for two days following.
FROM THE VALLEY CI.ARIO.
Eben Tiller, our popular garage
owner, has decided to abandon his
week-end trips to the county seat,
it having been his custom to drive
In with a party of friends and re
main in the city until Sunday night.
Mr. Tiller den'ed that the closing
of the saloons in the county capital
had anything to do with altering his
Our postoffiee was closed Tuesday
and Wednesday because of the ill
ness of our efficient postmaster. For
tunately it proved that his absence
did not seriously impede Uncle
Sam's isiness, as only two unim
portant postcards were received at
the office during the two days. These
were two of the lightest days in the
history of the office.
Herb Copp, one of the prominent
plow manufacturers of Mcline, was
seen in our midst daring the week.
It is understood he came out to wit
res the testing of a new hayloader
which his folks are planning turning
out at their plant. It was his first
invasion of the Valley since 1 896,
when he got stranded here during
a cross country bicycle trip. He's
looking well, a condition probably
due to the exercise that he gets at
golfing, he being one of the crac'v
players of a club that has its park
on the government island. He show
ed your editor a medal that be cap
tured last season. It's a handsome
trophy, and must have cost at
will in time learn to appreciate the
truth of the venerable axiom." You moat
rtJon with a mul." There Is an old
proverb to the effect that "you may
take a horse to water, but yon cannot
make him drink." It Is the same way
In the case of the mule only more so.
The mule will not stand for as much
foolishness as the horse. And it is not
safe to negotiate with him at close
It is always advisable to kep on (rood
terms with a mule if you can. In the
event any persuasion of a heroic nature
is necessary it is best to administer It
while at a safe distance from the ani
mal's heels. The best authorities are
agreed that the proper medium of per
suasion is a blacksnake whip with a
rawhide cracker on the end of it and
a stock some eight or ten feet in length.
ALFALFA SUCCESS HERE
Sample Grown on Sears Farm Xear
Milan Good m the Bet.
That alfalfa can be grown in Rock
Island county with the greatest suc
cess is again demonstrated by sam
ples of the plant from the farm of
George Sears just southwest of Milan
which were brought to The Argus of?
fice yesterday afternoon. The crop is
now 18 inches high, and will be ready
to cat by Jane 1. Mr. Sears has 23
acres of alfalfa, the ground having
been seeded fiTe years. Lst year he
cut four big crops from the land, and it
being convenient to market, he real
ised handsomely from the yield. Al
falfa is believed to be a good thing for
run down "hill land. Once a stand is
secured it can be pastured during the
summer and a surprising amount of
feed furnished. Mr. Sears put the disc
on his alfalfa early in the spring, and
wherever a root was split the number
of stalks was greatly increased, thus
giving less stem and more top. It has
been found that ground on which It is
desired to sow alfalfa can be Inoculat
ed with dirt from ground where sweet
clover is growing. Sweet clorer Is
common in most of the roadways here
about, and thus this important opera
tion in the raising of alfalfa is greatly
Steamer Morning Star
ti i ojn Tile Argus Kilts of ISf-G .) i tio other way
May 7 This weather meets wltn , . ,ho
the approbation of all citizens. j . '
Though the officers have not fully There bids fair to be a revival
consummated their plans, it is gener- baFeba11 enthusiasm in Rock .Island,
ally believed that Rock Island arsenal ;aod in order to advance it there will
will be lighted by electricity within a i be a meeting of interested parties to
very short time, for at present there , "ight. Initiatory steps will be taken
are no lights, and people who pa3s!rr the organization of a club, com
over the thoroughfares of the ersenal j posed of local talent, with as few sc
at night are without protection or : cessions from abroad as possible,
lii-'ht. It will not be long hefore the I The women of the city are nnani
nnproaches to the arsenal and thejmously endorsing the early closing
drives through it will be well lighted. I movement, over loO names having ai-
Condr.ctor Stanton, who brought up! ready been affixed to the petition en
the St. Louis train Thursday morning, ! dorsing the movement
found a number of the wives of mem-j Robert Frazer has been given the
bers of Company at the station to express and baggage run to Sterling,
greet the boys, ll told them the boys j May 10 An informal meeting of the
had orders to proceed to Chicago, thus ! Business Mens association was held
cai:M;p: tn:( ii alarm to the ladies. ! Saturday night, and arrangements for!
IIK4 V DI'TV,
i From the Clinton Herald.)
Aivin Flack, employed in the North
western yards In this city, severely in
jured his left little flnrer while carry
ing out his duties. The injury was tak-
n care of by a local physician.
W 11 IT K I UK SI FFII A OKTTK.
i Kroni the sterling Standard.
Mrf. Kmma, Heck man of Stones says
that the story coriccrnlnK the planting
of corn by her son of yesterday is only
partly true. She states that she will
have 70 acres of corn planted by this
evening, and Is (foingr to keep her plant
er jroinp-. and unless something happens
she will have planted by Saturday esen
injf one hundred and ten acres. And
this, she says, is beinfr done by her son,
OareTit, 19 years old ,and one hired
man 1 s years old. She had the land all
ready for planttnjr a week ago. but the
frround was too cold to start until this
week. Furthermore, she says that she
does not believe In late planting at all
and always puts in her corn in the first
week in .May.
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The Morning Star packet, registered
in the port of Rock Island and owned
and operated by the Northern Steam
boat Line company, is cruising down
the Mississippi river, bound for New
Orleans. The boat is to make this
unique trip in something like 26 days.
No stops are being made for passen
gers except possibly at Burlington and
St. lxmis. The trip, going and return
ing, is to be made at easy stages, al
lowing the passengers ample oppor- j
tunity to view the beautiful scenes
along; the Mississippi. At this season
of the year the landscapes and views
are even more picturesque than at oth
er periods, and this is one of the rea
sons for the early trip. The unique
voyage was planned, and is being car
ried out under the direction of Captain
Walter A. HIair.
It is fitting at this time to state what
the master of the boat has done to
make this palatial side wheeler the
handsome craft that it is. The boat
was purchased by the new company a
year ago at Paducah, Ky. It was built
in southern waters, and plied princi
pally along the Ohio. First of all, it is
a side wheeler, and its decks slope
gracefully. When purchased the boat
was 223 feet in length. Now it is 255
feet, an additional 28 feet having been
built to enhance the beauty of the
craft. The addition was on the bow of
the boat. This addition on the upper
decks is used for a lounging deck.
The cabin of the boat is 140 feet in
length. It will be used as a dining
hall for the cabin passengers, and as
a dance hall and rest room for women.
Dis- Rodman Rifles tomorrow mVh ,.;Miv 8. ..Mother and babv doine niceiyM'1 tne dining room passengers can
there is an overflow, there is room in
the hold for more. Automobiles may
be taken by passengers on cruises.
In June the boat will be put into
the passenger service between this
city and St. Paul. There will be the
limit to the passenger list of each
ONE TEACHER IS IN LUCK
of today is the large one of the
More people would be de
positors with this bank if they
realized how it would help con
serve their resources and build
- their credit and success.
This bank welcomes check
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
Capital S200.000.00 Snrplna $100,000.00
PHIL MITCHELL, President. I. S. WHITE. Vice President.
K. T. AXDEKSOX, Cashier. C. F. CHANXOX, Assistant Castiier.
COURTEOUS ATTENTION TO ALL.
WHEN OLD AGE IS A CURSE
i Fr.im the -FtcrllnR Standard.)
Henry He urn, manager of the M. &
K.. Is n honest man. He states that hr
went fisliintf yesterday with a friend
and that the friend caught a fish, while
he frot nothing.
DOINGS AT AI.BAXY.
Krotn th Albany Review.)
Mark ssiaymaker visited a particular
friend in Rutland Friday, returning Sat
urday nljfht. He loft Monday ntKht for
Minnesota to resume his work as sales
man for the L.ee Broom company of
Many Iriend are conRratulatlriR Mr.
They i rally had such orders, but they j the complimentary banquet for the ofLn 'eThlipound'son Monday events
patch. It is Just like Stanton to scare completed. Messrs. Reimers. Hurst I m2,7V h'S work!be accommodated at one time, and It
the wits out of th confiding ladies byiand Haas are the committee on nrn. i ' ! is the object of the company to carry
s;i'h a Bt"ry. , He ia a naughty man,' pram and arrangement. i 'WATER is fixe.
,0'!h?' . ! The Haner has a handsome new M'SrK'Uock
ii imi i uiiup so r.jnny m ne a prime- mis nicn arrivea yesieraav irom i rtver shower Tuesday. All was a sue
Woman Refuses to tiive Up Vocation
After Inheriting Wealth.
Atlanta. Ga., May 13. Heir to j
$6,000,000 and with $30,000 now in J
her possession. Miss Lillian Swygert !
continues to follow her chosen voca
tion of a school teacher In the mill
district of this city. Miss Swyftert j
came to Atlanta six years ago to take
a position aa teacher. Soon after
her arrival she fell heir to $16,000
upon the death of her father, $14,
000 upon the death of her half sis
ter and several thousand additional
left by another relative. Last No
vember she was left $6 000.000 in
the will of an uncle in Germany.
When H has lost self respect.
When the old have not won the
respect, the confidence and the ad
miration of relatives and those near
est to them.
When they do not stand for any
thing in their community.
When their neighbors would not
consider their departure any loss.
When the Imagination is foul and
the thought impure.
When all the youthful fires have
gone out and only embers remain.
When the individuality has been
burned out by the fires of dissipa
tion. When all the reserves of energy
and force have been prematurely "ex
hausted by a vicious life.
When the individual has not learn
ed the art of eelf control and pa
tience. When young people can not live
with it with any comfort.
When it has developed only vul
garity, coarseness and animality.
When it has left the individual
ugly, disagreeable, touchy, cynical,
critical, uncharitable, unkind.
When hope and cheer have fled.
When ambition and aspiration are
When they have lost the zest for
life, the desire for usefulness.
When they have no aim in life.
When the sap of life has gone and
the individual ia like a jniceless or
ange. When all that is good, sweet and
noble has evaporated and life i
empty. Orison Swett Marden in
DENTISTS ELECT OFFICERS
C. C Corbctt of i:IvarIsvllle Chosen
Ireitlnt of Illinois Society.
Teoria, 111., May 13. At the clos
ing session of the 4 7th annual meet
ing of the Illinois State Dental . so
ciety yesterday afternoon Spring
field was selected as the place for
holding the 1912 meeting and of
ficers were elected as follows:
President Dr. C. C. Corbett. Ed-
Vice President -ringer
Executive Council Dr. L. B. Tor
lence, Chester: Dr. L. J. Goodson,
Springfield; Dr. G. W. Haskins, Chicago.
-Dr. J. L. Luth-
F. F. Waltz, Do-
T. P. Donelan,
news ail the time The.
'no more passengers on the trips than
can be seated at the table, There will
j te but one service for each meal, and.
in Chicago as it is in Rock Island Quincv. it will accommodate 10 per-! CP!" and a "ice """' and Quality of (thereby the inconvenience of second
,' .. .... " " iKtf's was the result. t,hl .-ill .hxlUhul
Dynamite bombs are too
sons inside and eight on too. if nec
essary. Its srats are upholstered with
We are ulad to see our neighbor. Mrs.
Willis Kvans. on our streets again.
1 t i Til
.May i i? eti'rai iTcsHyrcrian , rt piuso or tne latest aestgn. i riiAxt.F- social some pome
liurch choir V. sing at Trinity May 11 The saloonkeepers of this i , From fieneseo Renuhlir
church. I iavcup'rt. both morning and! city, 4 in number, have paid their H-j Sin. -e everyone is fond of a rhang-e,
evening, tomorrow. .Musically, if injeense fees to the city treasurer
5. LJ- iiiU ii
The Modern Wash
Time was when The Wash was a weekly
nightmare, wash-day dinner a by-word.
The New Perfection Oil Cook-stove has
changed all that. Once the wash-boiler is
on the stove, it leaves you free to attend to
the dinner or any other work.
You can move a New Perfection where you please and
li-ht it in a moment It requires no attention after that
A tingle gallon of ofl lasts all three burners seven hours or
more. No coal or wood to carry ; no fire to feed ; no soot
nor ashes. It keeps a kitchen or laundry cool and clean.
it cocks to perfection, with the least trouble and expense.
Zzs "Pereel ion
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Mack nd 1.2 aad 3 barxn. n&
loa. Inrqnui bru rmmmmttA i tiiaf i i
r-Uaom-ijr onhl thropyHol. Tke
2- mi i-bunrt (ra caa be bad antbar
wHbout a cabmat top. wtucb m lined wb
droc abehm, towel rack, etc
Deajen cvvrrwbcrv ; ar write fcr oV
aifx cscuiar to lb aemml accsKr
Standard Oil Company
tames win oe aDousnea.
i The state rooms of the boat are fit
ted with brass, double-deck beds, sta
tionary washstands with running wa
ter, and closets. Bath rooms for men
We kindly Invite you all to come iBTW .mo ro Mnvnintlv lr.fnte.1
And have a onanRe at our S. S. class, j j
No. 1. change There is a laundry on the stateroom
With a bit of change for your sum. IriWU whero washine and Dreseine will
I be done. A room formerly fitted for a
i bar has been made over into a barber
Twill be a change from the same old
The fee will be a change, too;
w in ie quite novel and new. j shop. There is a stand where soft
so come f. r a chancre, with your change, 'drinks and confection will be sold. The
And see what we're going: to do. i , .
Friday evening. May 19. K. of p. hall. ! officers have staterooms on the upper
(deck, apart from those of the passen-
AN EDITOR'S HOES. ; & dinJng
(From Rushnell Record.) j " ,. n-i. ,v,. ,.ir.0 rt
Last w. k we recited in these col- i room nearuj. i m..
umii! a few r.f the tribulations that had
the boat, including deck hands anJ
waiters and helpers, will bunk on the
lower deck. For the deck hands the
bunks will be in the engine room,
while for the other help staterooms
have been installed on the lower deck.
In this way they will be separated
of irtte befallen the luckles editor of
thi great family journal. Now there
"Last Frlday. while he was out of
town, the editor s barn caught fire and
burned down completely, together with
a lot of corn he had Intended to live on
t 1 ; i summer and nuite a bit of personal
property of one kind or another. And
ow belonging on the place tied herself ' rom tne passengers
j i;p in three double bow-knots In her tie
: rope nd was found rolled up in a ball
land standing on one horn When she
( was unwrapped it was found she burned
a iiii;irri,r h- re of hide off one hind quar
' ter and the shock to her nervous sys
I lein wa.'a suc-i that she tut s been giving
! buttermilk ever since. And to crown
' Tile i-Iimax f casualties, the editor's hog
I iied. It is supposed she perished of
: neart trouble, induced bv the excitement t .ntn tVita mntrivanrp anil
1 of the conflagration. fhe was our only , . . I
hog and was just blossoming into use- j It in turn convejs n tu a. ui-ii
rui sowiiood. In less than a quarter of (throws it through conduits leading tot
was turned into 17 cents- worth of soap i the staterooms. B ventilators tne
grease. Sometimes Friday is an unlucky i current of air may be regulated as ae-
sired bv the occupant of the rooms.
Arrangements for the comfort of
passengers in warm and la cool weath
er is most noticeable, for it Includes
an entirely new and novel arrange
ment. There is an arrangement to
the rear of either wheel encased in
galvanized iron. The cool water spray
MII.E ETIQI ETTE.
A few days ago a teamster injudic
iously attempted to make a mule drink
water when the animal waa not blbu
lousiy inclined. Having driven the mu'.e
to a watering trough, the teamster was
much irritated at its refusal to irrigate
in the accustomed way. He seized the
mule's ears and shoved its nose into the
Witter several tiroes by way of Indicat
ing his desires in the matter. The mule
soon tired of this perf orma-nce. and. re
leasing its ears with a powerful jerk,
whirled around and "let drive" at the
man with both hoofs in regulation mule
When the teams'er recovered he
found that three of his teeth had been
kicked out. At present he is living
practically on soup and is taking it
through a straw. Ife probably has rot
had much dealing wittr mules or he
would have known better than to at
tempt coercion at the drinking trough.
Should be continue in the business of
diivuia; ihesft rtUtivw of "Maud" te j
The kitchen and pastry rooms are
fitted with the latest equipment used
In tie work. Potato peelers, dish
washers and driers have been In
stalled. Steam closets In which to
keep cooked food warm and various
other useful patents are installed.
The engine room Is capacious and
well fitted. Engines to be used In case
there should be emergencies and dyn
amos and other machinery for the sup
plying of light and heat have been pro
vided. Extra large bunkers for coal
and refrigerators for the storage of
meats for long cruises have been
There is plenty of room for a heavy
cargo of freight and haggage, and If
We Recommend to Illinois Investors
1. Common wealth Edison Company, of Chicago Th
largest Central Station Company in the world, with an investment of
over $70,000,000, paying dividends at the rate of 7 per annum.
This Company has made a phenomenal growth in the past few years
and prospects for the future justify us in the belief that the stock
holders will be materially benefited thereby. This is indicated by the
recent advance in the dividend rate from 0 to 7. At the present
market price of about $130.00 per share, the net return to the investor
is about by&. While the stock was paying 0 dividends it sold at
average prices which yielded a smaller net return. This justifies us in
the belief that it is now a more desirable investment than ever before.
2. North Shore Electric CompanyThis Company supplies
electric current for light and power to the prosperous and growing
residential and manufacturing districts surrounding Chicago, from the
Wisconsin line on the North to the Indiana line on the South and
Bast This Company is paying dividends at the rate of 4 per
annum, which rate will eventually be undoubtedly increased. Mar-,
ket price about $87.00 per share.
3. Illinois Valley Gas & Electric Company Recently
organized to supply gas and electricity in the thriving cities and towns
of the mining and manufacturing districts in the vicinity of Streator
and Ottawa. This Company is paying regular dividends at the rate
of 6 on its Curnulative Preferred stock, which is selling at S85 per
share and accrued interest, to net the investor better than TJ!i,'
The fact that all three of these companies are con
trolled by practically the same interests under the pres
idency of Mr. Samuel Instill, insures their harmonioua
operation with the most efficient management
Detailed information regarding these investments will be sent upon
LUtad on the Chicago Stock Bschasr.
Russell, Brewster & Company
116 W. Adams Street
New York Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange