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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. FRIDAY AUGUST 4. 1011.
How the Clever Photographer Can Make
Even the Dignified Skyscraper appear Ridiculous
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POPSIBLT no art so lends lt-
&et to "freakinif" as does
photogra-phr. Tbe expert
with the camera can bring
cut the most astonlshir results. One,
for instar.c, recently 'oolt a superb
"moonUg-ht" marine picture by point
ing' his lens fuTl against tbe blazing
This Is In order to explain why the
accompanying pictures are not faith
ful representations of insane checkerboards.
Legend of Rock Island Cave
The name of Illinois suggests po
etic Indian U-gendry. Traditions
breathing romance and reverence
and as interesting as any Scandinav
ian folklore axe associated with the
grandeur of the state, writes H. W.
Kemperton In the Illinois Statesman.
Perhaps the best known of Illinois
legends is the story of the Piasa bird,
told dally to visitors In the high
bluffs near the mouth 'of Piasa creek
on the Mississippi, between the junc
tion of the Illinois and the father of
waters at Alton.
Historical writers have found
slight conflicts in the tales told of
this terrible man-eating bird by the
different Indians of Illinois. Frank C.
Riehl of Alton has woven from the
traditions of the Illini his beautiful
"Ere the white ever gazed upon
the Mississippi's flood,
,When the Indian was sole monarch
in this western solitude.
This dreadful thing bird, beast or
di il, so thp olden legends say
Cast its shadow o'er the valley on a
sultry autumn day.
"Just above where the Missouri and
the Mississippi blend.
And the latter swerves to southward,
ss the Muffs abruptly end.
There the monster made its lodgings
in a cave beneath the cliff.
Where the terror-stricken warrior
first heheld it from his skiff.
" 'Twas a fearsome thing to look on
with Its great ferocious head.
Jyly Sale Makes Them Do It.
7 More Days to Save IVIoney
Tue crowds prove it. I am doing the largest
shoe business in the tri-cities. Tyly sale has
been the talk of the town.
Choice of any ladies
Ladies low cut kid
Men's and boys' tan calf, gun metal, patent, icl and
kangaroo in button and lace
One lot men's
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FREAK PHOTOGRAPHS OF SKYSCRAPER BUILDINGS.
The pictures are of two of the pro
saic, but eminently useful, skyscrapers
with which the island of Manhattan Is
dotted. They are taken from the side
walk, and upon the anple at which the
camera is held depends the beautiful
Incomprehensibility of the result.
The one of the court of the famous
Terminal building: looks like a section
of the Appian way and that of the
Times building: resembles a diagram of
the bagatelle board of our childhood j
And its mighty vise-like talons, sharp
as spears and bloody red.
While the vampire wings, extended,
showed an alligator tail,
And the body safe protected with a
rugged coat of mail.
"All day, perched upon the hill-top, it
would gaze upon the wave.
Hut retreated with the darkut-os to the
cover of the cave;
And, infallible as Nature, just at break
and close of day,
P:d it spread its mighty pinions an i
go forth in starch of prey.
"Woe to any living creature that its
eagle eye might scan;
'Oft it captured deer or bison, but its
favorite food was man.
It would seize its helpless victim and
retire within the cave.
And. once grasped within those talons, j
all was powerless to save." j
The poet tells of the ravages of the
bird, of its seizure of warriors and!
; huntsmen and its theft of children and j
j squawg from the wigwams.
nut at iat an aged cniottan r.a.t a;
vision in which he saw himself the sa-j
vior of his tribe. He offered himself;
as a sacrifice to the bird, the young
men of tribe layin wait with their'
"They aimed with trained prerision.
and a dozen twanging strings
: Hurled as many deadly firrows deep
beneath the monster's wings.
With a scream of raee and terror.
such as never since was heard,
Shoes Like Mine for the Money.
First National Bank Building,
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But no matter bow the photogra
phers may Joke aad tbe paragxaphers
Jibe the skyscraper Is the only type of
edifice passiMe nowadays in the busi
ness heart of any of our big: cities.
It Is less than a quarter of a century
ago that Bradford Lee Gilbert built tha
first one In New Tork, located at 60
Broadway. In the Wall street district,
and was long an object of popular
derision. Its favorite name being the
ARTH.UK J. BRINTOX.
Backward, o'er the towering hilltop,
i dying, fell the mighty bird.
Another legend of the Piasa bird is
brought down from the Miamls by the
Hon. P. A. Armstrong. The Miamls
composed of one of the tribes in the
Illini confederacy and they lived near
the present site of Alton. Their tra
dition, which agrees with others upon
the appearance of the two weird birds
except that they had the claws of an
"They spent the greater part or
their time is resting and dozing on the
country. The voice cf one was like
the roaring of a buf.alo bull, of the
other like the scream of a panther.
They swooped down and carried olf
young deer and elk, which they bore
to their cavern home to devour at
their leisure. But they never molest
ed the Indians until one morning
when the Miamis and the Mestchei
gamis (Michigamis) met in battle in
the Piasa canyoon to do each other to
death. In the midst of the carnage,
just when the lestchegamis were wa
vering and about to fly, these two hor
rible monsters came flying down the
canyon uttering bellowings and
shrieks, while the flapping of their
wings rolled out like so many thun
der claps. Passing close over the
heads of the combatants, each picked
i:p a Miami chieftain and bore him,
struggling, aloft, leaving the tribe
terrified and demoralized.
"The Mestchegamis, thinking the
Great Spirit had sent them tbe mon
sters to aid them against their enl
mies, gave a great war-whoop and re
newed the hattle, which now became
a rout nnd a massacre. The Miamis
fled across the country and dared not
stop until they had crossed the Wa
bash liver. -
"Long after, when they had help
ed to nearly exterminate the Mest
chegamis at Starved Rock, they vis
ited the scenes of their ancient de
feat, and there on the rocks were the
petroglyphs of the monsters.
Such prominent explorers and wri
ters as Marquette. Hennepin, St.
Cosme, Douay, Joutel, A. D. Jones,
and Parkman, have testified to the
traditions and to the pictures of the
sand-stone cliff, but perhaps the one
which will be longest remembered is
the Illini legend of Chief Waw-to-go,
the hero of the poem.
The same high Mississippi bluffs
furnished the romantic tragedy. Mr.
Riehl has done more than historians
to make the rock known as '"Lovers'
Leap" famous in Illinois. His "Leg
end of Lovers Leap" tells of an Ind
ian maiden who was wooed by a
young brave from an alien tribe. The
happy couple were discovered at
their trysting place by her vengeful
chieftain-father, who, in, trying to kill
the intruder, pierced the heart of his
daughter, with an arrow instead. The
young warrior seized her body and
jumped. Their mangled bodies were
found on the rocks below. The place
was ever held sacred.
Somewhat similar is the story of
Dark Eyes, which descended from
the wigwams of the Sauk or Sac In
dians which stood along the Missis
sippi or Rock river in what is now
Rock Island county. Mrs. Julia Mills
Dunn recalls the legend:
Wandering about the prairies of
northern Illinois In a blinding snow
storm a young Sioux brave came to
the Indian village of Saukenuk. Al
though the two tribes were enemies,
the Indian customs prevented the
Sac chiefs from refusing hospitality
under such conditions as this. As
their guest, he was safe. An old
chief took him into his wigwam and
as he was warmed and fed he met the
old chief's daughter. Dark Eyes.
While the storm kept him prisoner
the young couple fell in love. He
would return the following summer,
he promised, and she should go with
him as his bride to the western vil
lages of the Sioux and be welcomed
in the lodges of his kindred. At the
whistle of the oriole she was to join
him at the meeting place and they
would flee to happiness.
Dark Eyes, at work in the tassel
ing corn the next June with her
mother, heard the whistle of the
oriole and at the signal went to the
wigwam and securing her blanket
joined her waiting lover.
Her two brothers had heard the
signal, witnessed the reunion and be
gan pursuit of the fleet footed Dark
Eyes and her Sioux lover. Hard
j pressed, the fleeing couple took re
j fuge in a cave under the now famous
Black Hawk's tower. A furious tain-
i storm was coming up, a bolt or lignt-
ning rent the cliff and the faithful
lovers were buried beneath the ruins.
Since then the v.-histle of the oriole
can sometimes be heard on summer
nights and Dark Eyes and her lover
come forth and wander about the fa
Another legend recalled by Mrs.
Dunn is of a wandering French vio
linist who came to Saukenuk. He
entertained the people of the Indian
village who had gathered at the top
of Black Hawk's tower with the mus
ic of the violin. His hack was turn
ed toward the brow of the cliff, and
becoming enthusiastic with his own
music, he stepped backward over the
edge and was dashed to death below.
With the annua recurrence of thfl
time of the tragedy, the Indians said
that the soft strains of a violin could
be heard floating on the summer air.
Onp spot on the island which was
the site of old Fort Armstrong and
is now occupied by the mammoth
T'nHed States arsenal, was sacred to
the Indians. At the lower end of the
island, where the rock which forms
the bed of the island, and from
which it receives its name, rises in
an almost perpendicular wall, many
feet in height, was a cave. In this
cave the Indians believed lived a
good spirit the guardian of th!
tribe and it was always approached
with hushed tread and subdued voic
es. Like the seers of modern times,
many of them had seen spirits and
this one was in the form of a swan,
only ten times larger and pure
j white, as orthodox spirits are suppos-
ed to be.
I Each rugged rock on the shores
; cf the Mississippi and Illinois rivers
I Real Bartletts, ripe, mellow
and Juicy. There is really only
one good eating pear, the
Bartlett, and these are choice
sound and clean, two for 5c,
30c per dozen.
Uncle Sam Breakfast food
composed of whole wheat, cel
ery, salt and flaxseed. The
genuine health food. Delight
ful, palatable, anti-dyspeptic,
relieves constipation, makes
people healthy. No cooking re
quired. Give it a trial, only
25c per package.
A soft cream cheese flavored
with pimentos put up in glass
jars, sells af. 15c the Jar, and
everybody likes it. Try a jar
SITTIG & STAHMER,
515 Seventeenth Street
Two phones West 12. West 59
And now as we draw near to the end of this
Clearance Sale, we have filled in broken
lines of odds and ends with very desirable
merchandise. A visit here tomorrow will
afford splendid selections besides extra
The finest products of the country's most skillful tailors;
two and three-piece: many desirable for all Fall wear,
f50 Trousers now Sl5
$5.00 Trousers now XSS
$4.00 and $4.50 Trousers now ...$&S
injiO and 4.00 Trousers now ...f2J.
$3.00 and $3.o0 Trousers now . ..$2.50
?L2r and $2.50 Trousers now ...$U.i
$L9. Trousers now $1.50
STRAW HATS NOW HALF PRICE
Ambassador to Germany
JOUN O. A. LEISHMAN.
Berlin. Germany, Aug. 4. Germany
has accepted John G. A. Irishman an.
ambassador from the I'niied Stales at
Berlin. Kniperor William immediately
upon receiving the proposal front
Washington telegraphed his reply to
the foreign office from Merklenherg.
where he is touring. The action taken
is almost unprecedented in prompt
ness. probably was sacred to some native
tribe for its mystic part in the tribal
WHITE TELLS LORIMER
LIE ABOUT STORY
(Continued from Pane One.
the same. He said the circumstances
were indelibly stamped on his mind.
Mr. White was unable to recall
whether or not he spent two or three
days previous to May 24. 1909, In Chi
cago with Otis and Sidney Yarbrough.
He denied that he was at a Chicago
resort on the night of 'May, 23.
He said he could not recall w hether
or not it was true, as -stated by Mr.
Hanecy, that he left Chicago at 6:30
on the night of May 23.
Mr. White has been uncertain at
Just what time his fconversa
tion took place, but has thought
it might have been as early
as 11 o'clock at night or as late
at 2 o'clock In the morning.
5EO PLEDGE TO I.OHIHCR,
White denied that he had a ta'k
with Mr. Lorimer 10 days previous to
the latter's election and that he told
him he would vote for him if he got a
chance. He denied aUo that he made
a similar statement to former Repre
sentative Homer E. Shaw. He turth
denied absolutely having made state
ments attributed to him by George
For a considerable part of the morn
ing session Mr. Hanecy catechized the
witness regarding his views on theoio
gy, philosophy and kindred mattera.
In his direct examination John H.
Marble, attorn - fh rom m
brought out the fact that Mr. White
had read a good many books, which
might have been responsible for his
present rather peculiar state of mind.
TEI.I.S DEI IEF IV HEKE.4FTKR.
Mr. White said he believed in a God
and a hereafter, but that he had net
professed allegiance to any particular
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a "giM:.jifanrf'i -lf-iv---y--.'-
they sold for $20
to $30, now . .
$2J0 and $3.00 Shirts $1.75
$2.00 Shirts $1 J
$1.50 Shirts $1.10
$1.00 Shirts 79c
75c Shirts 59c
50c Shirts 35c
religious denomination. Mr. Ilanecy
wanted to know if he believed in tha
doctrine of faith, hope and charity and
the witness replied that he did.
! The attorney sarcastically remark
ed that he had given no evidence of
it, but White came back with the as
sertion that his exposure of legislative
corruption for the good of the public
was a matter of charity. '
Mr. White said undoubtedly he had1
made some mistakes in his method of j
procedure, but that he was trying to;
enlighten the public regarding exist
In order to maKo sure, the attor-
j ncy asked for the names of the minis-j
Iters at the churches attended by him. I
Mr. White told him about "15rothor''j
; Atkins and "Urother" Neighbors, who,
I were pastors of the Southern Metho-I
j dist church at Johnson City, Tenn.,
I and about "Brother" Kelly at Knox
; ville. in the same state.
j l. l-'ltOVr SKAT T ( lit IK H.
I Mr. Hanecy thought that Mr. White
I must have sat near the door whenever
I he attended church, but the witness
J t-ald he often sat on the front seat and
sometimes in the "amen corner."
Mr. White said he attended Sunday)
'school legiilarly at Johnson City until j
j he was 1.1 years old and for a coupiol
of years after that he attended:
: church and Sunday school at Knox-i
! ville. He said he last attended
I church in the spring of 1910 at O'Fal
; Ion, HI.
Discussing labor problems, Mr.
While said he believed that men who
were receiving unjust treatment from !
their employers were justified in go- j
ing oi strike, even thought their ac- j
tion might lead to destitution, vio-
lence and murder. j
He said all laws were not right, rep
resentatives of special interests hav
ing been responsible for putting some,
of the measures on the statute books. I
Mr. White said he believed in the ini
tiative, referendum and recall.
GIVE VIEWS 0 SIVMMi.
Mr. Hanecy frequently phrased his
questions in such a way as to carry (
intimations reflecting on Whites pri
vate life. He wanted White's views
on immorality and the witness ex-
Don't Gouge Out
Try "Gets-It;" It's the New Way.
Bo certain, Mraple. p&lnlemi and tbtt
Is Its action that the first trial of
"OETS-IT" always produce a profound
surprift. It Is a corn cure on a new
plan. . It shrivels up the corn. wart, callon
or bunion, neparate thenj from the tra-:
flesh, the corn come off. and there you
are, with feet that ft-el , pohIU vely Klo
rious; corn-free once more as they ubed
to he In your "barefoot da."
The most remarkable feature Is that
GETS-IT" doex not harm or turn raw
the healthy flesh as other preparations
do. It Is as safe as water. No more
plaster, no more, bandages, no more
"GETS-IT" is sold at dru stores at
25 cents a bot'le. or sent on rec-int of
price bv E. Lawrence & Co, Chicago.
111. Sold in Rock Island by O. Grotjen
aiid C. Buifcd'.L
Cor. 2nd & Harrison,
pressed the opinion that it was loss of
a crime to violate laws of morality
than laws on the statute books, be
cause the former did not affect the
All the news aTl the time The
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Hour Kvery day, S . m. to 5
p. ni , ni'Tit Vci1n"fliiy. V1
nlay hour. to 12 onlv. Tun
day unit frifurily evenings. 7 to
9. Closed Sund'tya.
Ml Fifteenth t Mollne, III.
Mollne hour only on Wednes
Any afternoon and pvenlnif, 2 to
!; and fiun'iay morntinf", it to 1 1.
PMrinif other hour call at Dav
enport offli e.
When your eyes need
attention there's only
one way to fit them
None too young or too 0
old to be fitted prop
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