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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY", OCTOBER 7, 1911.
TURKISH FLEET FINDS REFVCE UNDER CUNS OF CONSTANTINOPLE
AND MAY YET FIND OPPORTUNITY OF HARRYING ITALY'S WARSHIPS
shall never, never see once
They're with the chickens that were
' never batched.
Oh, don't precount your chickens;
they'll fool you like the dickens;
No grain is found where Fancy's
fowls have scratched;
But accept life's frequent lickin's, each
one resistance quickens.
And never count your chickens till
THE FAMILY OATS.
Associated Charities Will Begin!
A ON j
Collection of Donations
m . ......
MUST ALL BE SORTED OUT
And Marked With Price lief ore JJe-
ing Kxposel to Purchasers
Affair at Armory Hall.
Monday representatives of the Asso
ciated Chari-k-s will be-gin the collec-:
tion cf The thousands of articles which j
wi!l be c-xpcscd for the purchase at
the annual ruromaee sale at Armory '
hall. Three days will be spent in get-,
ting the goods together, and in sort-i
lrg it. and then the sale will commence.
The doors will be thrown open to the !
public Thursday afternoon, and for two j
hours people can take their choice of j
the things they want. There will be :
two hour sales Friday morning. Fti- !
day afternoon and Saturday morning j
and Saturday evening. By that time It j
1b expected everything, will be disposed j
of- There is every reason to believe '
tfcat there will be an enormous amount i
of merchandise of every kind exposed
for sale, as the workers, who have
been busy soliciting for a month past,
report having met with the greatest
AWVAI. MKETIfi THISSDW.
The annual meeting of the members
of the Associated Charities has been
called for Thursday evening next week.
If will be held at the Association house
and the yearly election of officers will
be the principal business, although i
there are ether matters of Importance
to come before the body. All the mem
bers are requested to attend the meeting.
Notice to the Public.
After this date I will not be re
sponsible for an;- debts contracted by
my wife, Laura Zerba.
rvsiarttinople nd rTurkoh
1 -lf 'hArf IVfv fix-S
It Is now reliably declared that
the Turkish fleet, reported destroy
ed a half dozen times, is 6afe in
the Dardanelles and possibly may
yet come forth to give battle to the
Italian war vessels. If they can be
engaged in anything like equal num
bers. The picture shows the sul
tan's navy, riding at anchor at Constantinople.
cf Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gaunt, who loan
ed the young people all sorts of dry
! clothing while the city duds were dry
!ing out by the kitchen fire. It was a
j strenuous method of paying a wager,
j but the town folks enjoyed the stunt
I and went home on one of the evening
cars apparently as iresh as water
1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS j
BY J. M. C. I
IMCTIBES Mlf.HT INTEREST.
Two Rock Island newspaper men
were walking into a Springfield hotel
one eveniug this week, when a news
boy ran up to them crying "Extra!"
The Islanders were busily engaged in
conversation and paid no attention to
urchin, who, seizing the arm ol seemed ill at ease looking liist at one
porter went up town
a new pair.
A German citizen
was coming into Ro(k Island on a train.
From th" time the tiain n:w;l out of
the station from which he c:in:o he
end of the car aud tin n at the o;Ler.
At one time he asked the conductor if
the train was moving and then if it
the one nearer him, gave it a yank
ith the admonition: "Here, you guy,
i.' o'i can't read, you fan look at the
picture, and they are worth noticing
:f I ain't."
HOW BII.I.Y LOST HIS TROISEKS.
They are telling a good one on Billy
Mecse of Moline, who travels about
the state some, and occasionally gets
outside the borders of the common
wealth. Billy was enroute to Chicago
when the incident about to be related
occurred. He had taken the night
slecpor, and when h' awoke in the
morning and commenced to dress, he
could not locate his trousers, high or
low. He ealh-d the porter, and arrav-! and there were mirrors covering the
ing himself in a blanket, slipped into! entire space except the doers ;it both
another section of the car while a com-1 ends, ami when the Dutchman looked
plete search was made of his berth. ahad he saw just what lie did when
No trousers anywhere. Then a (lis- he looked around jit.d looked out the
covery was made ine screen aMong i rear door r-f the coach.
the window was gone. Mcese had care-1
nd bought liim ;; job. When asked why .he quit, he
i Kiii! : t
j "I'm hor.est and I won't stand being
ai.ikk. j t-liirreci. If I find a pencil or handker-
-f the republic I chief "bout the school I hang it up. Ev
ery little wline the teacher or some
one ihttt is. too cowardly to face me
gives me a slur." "In what way?"
asked th.' oTic r. "Why. a lit tie while
ao I : a .v written on the board. 'Find
the cemmon multiple. ' Weil, I looked
firri i-fll:,r in narrft and I wouldn't
know tho thing if I met it on the street. ! ,he hat
CiOl.n BRICKS BY MAIL.
Biimfleld News )
I often buy grold bricks by mail, in
fact, I'm always sending kale to fakera
here and fakers there, and rainbow
j dealers everywhere. I've blown myself
for begus ore, and orange groves on
Greenland's shore, and meerschaum
mines and moonlight plants, ginseng,
and rubber elephants. The fakers get
me in their snare3, and sell me wind
and Belgian hares. But when my fel
low townsmen talk, and ask me to in
vest in stock to help some local enter
prise, I am conservative and wise.
"Nay, nay." I cry, "your boosting
schemes are merely wild and woolly
dreams. I cannot spend my hard-earned
dough to help you make this village
prow Vonr Rfhemec wonM vilH hut
per cent, which ftUs my soul with j
discontent; I want to see 'my wealth I
increase hand over hand, and never I
cease; so I'll buy ice in Hudson's bay, i
and mines a million miles away, and j
wireless stocks and pickled snakes, and t
gravel pits and other fakes." I think !
my view is safe and sane, yet people 1
say I give them pain; and now and j
then a vagrant egg breaks on my bos- j
om or my leg; and now and ihen a!
long dead cat comes up and hits me on j
This fast age is continually produc
ing new causes for family jars, and the
multiplicity of breakfast foods is one
of them. Years ago, when rolled oata
was the only cereal yet invented, the
whole family partook of this morning
dish with perfect zest, harmony and
satisfaction; but now, since a hundred
or more different brands have been
discovered, the family taste has be
come diversified. Father has develop
ed an insatiate itching for baled hay,
mother can't exist without Littlejim's
wheat flaked, and the children cry for
bloated rice, or grape seed, or cracked
corn, or some other kind of misnamed
manna, as the case may be. Each
member of the household insists on
his or her particular choice, and open
war is only averted by the preparation
of the several elect and distinctive
brands each morning.
MONUMENT FUND IS
GIVEN GOOD START
Number Already Have Contributed
in Aid of Patriotic Undertak
ing of Siboney Camp.
Corporations, firms, religious and fraternal or
ganizations and individuals, all find the service
rendered by the Rock Island Savings bank com
pfehensive in meeting their requirements. Check
ing and savings accounts are invited, the latter
drawing 4 per cent interest, compounded semi-annually.
rT "mTrnvtmnrr--"T-ir .j- ,i -riiww -htiiiti n rri t MiiiY-ttfitirri' tf r
TRANSACTS A CENERAL COMMERCIAL, SAVINGS,
EXCHANGE AND SAFETY DEPOSIT BUSINESS
Gi Ei If ttSoB) las
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The local order of Spanish War
Veterans. Siboney Bay camp, has tak
en the initiative in the movement to
raise funds for the purpose of pur-j
chasing a monument for soldiers and
sailors, to be erected on the lot own
ed jointly by the Grand Army of the
Republic and the Spanish War Veter
ans at Chipplannock cemetery, the
following members of the order hav
ing pledged themselves to give asi
follows toward the fund.
Anton Deisenroth $10.00
F. C. Downs 5.001
Robert McConochie 5.00
C. Koch 5.00
W. F. Krey 5. 00
Ben A. Koch 5.00
E. V .Ramser 5.00
E. H. Dunavin 5.00
Allen Pratt 5.00
S. W. Bowlby : 5.Q0
W. T. Channon . . 1 10.00
E. N. I,undberg 5.00
ders have also come to the front with
their donations toward the fund, (he
ladies of the local Relief Corps hav
ing pledged $100 and the Helen
Gould auxiliary to the Spanish War
Veterans pledging $50. It is request
ed that anyone who wishes to do
nate to this fund will call at the
Franks Manufacturing company,
1524 Fourth avenue, or telephone
West 1414 for information.
What, r.rule me fluit my job? Iast
was an electric train. Finally in total ll jfrn in writin' on the blackboard,
bewilderment he inquired of a pa.sse v ( jt j, -Find the greatest common di
ger across the aisle whether or not , visr,r ;i. I Says to myself, both of
there wan an : .ine attached to the i jil0m
train. Answered itllii my tively he in- ; ji !;
quired "O' li or iis it? From boi.li (,,;t
ends of the car 1 can soe nuuding and j
yet ve iss moving and it is not tlcc-
tricity I know- dot much."
"My friend." said a k-mu leman ba-k
of the anxioiis German, "miii are sit
ting there looking into a mirror."
It was the h.st coach in the train,
(;kttig i i on t.Ko.n rn y.
(Port Byron Globe.)
Two of our prominent teachers, long-
d.,i n things nr lost now. and inS after more geographical knowledge,
blamed for swipin" 'em, so I'll I ,he Misses Barnes and Wirth. attended
j t he lecture of Dr. Cook in Clinton last
week. They heard him tell how he
found the north pole and what he found
there. Now they can call the first class
In geography and impart light on the
subject. Princeton Correspondence.
VllZ KO!t 10 EDITOR.
Frank Snell was over from Preemp
tion Wednesday on business. Mr. Snell
sayp he has a pumpkin vine that has
grown fix big pumpkins this season.
To piove liis story, Mr. Snell kindly
lft or.t of th monsters at the criitor-
i.il jaisonase. All of
pit- for us.
fully laid his trousers on the inside of
the berth so that they would not be
come wrinkled, and in ihe night at
somi' station a tramp had removed the
screen from the outside and had also
removed Meese's trousers from the in
Fide. That was the supposition that
the porter reached and Meese did not
But when Chicago was reached Billy
had to remain in the car while the
TIIK MOW IMWO.
Miss Km ma Hesse is th- proud pos
sessor of a new piano.
George Besse Kf; this morning for
WIIT WAS JOH.NNVS ANSWERf
A Iee county school ma'am was us
ing all her ingenuity 4n teaching an ap-
which means ; parently dull little fellow to spell and
I pronounce words. She wrote the word
j "feet" on the board, but Johnny could
Ciim.s s mi i:iiki:. not pronounce it, although he could
j (Reynolds Press.) j name the letters. With her most coax-
Four dainty Rock Island girls, the ing smile, she asked: "Now, Johnny,
i Misses Minerva Chambers. Mamie what is it a cow has four of while 1
S", brant. I.i.zie H n!rick and Miss . have only two?" The answer was
; lrch. accompanied by one gallant ! prompt, though unexpected, and the
,oi.iig man. walktd into Reynolds last j smile faded from her face only to be
! Sunday morning at 11:43. Three of i multiplied on t he faces of sundry wick-
A. N. Diedrhh
L. N. Titterington
William H. McConochie, Jr.
William I... Franks
George P. Garrison
Dr. John C. Souders
George H. Clapper
T. G. Peterson
C. W. Flood
J. G. Woodbury
Henry F. Lamp
John W. Larson
C. E. Simmons
The savings in the schools of the
city continue to show an increase,
the total collections for the week
having been $188.22. This amount
was deposited today in the State
bank. The figures from the differ
ent schools follow:
Eugene Field $26.58
Horace Mann 19.10
Lincoln .". ; 31.03
Washington 6.3 4
The auxiliaries of the patriotic or
is the World Growing Better?
Many things go to prove that it is.
The way thousands are trying to help
others is proof. Among them is Mrs.
W. W. Gould of Pittsfleld, N. H. Find
ing good health by taking Electric
Bitters, she now advises other suf
ferers everywhere to take them. r'For
years I suffered with stomach and kid
ney trouble," she writes. "Every medi
cine I used failed till I took Electric
Bitters. But this great remedy helped
me wonderfully." They'll help any wo
man. They're the best tonic and fin
est liver and kidney remedy that's
made. Try them. You'll see. 50 cents
at all druggists.
Done Daily in Rock Island Many
Citizens Tell of It.
Nearly every reader has heard of
Doan's Kidney Pills. Their good
work in Rock Island still continues,
and our citizens are constantly
adding endorsement by public testi
mony. No better proof of merit can
be had than the experience of friends
and neighbors. Read this rasa:
Phillip Schikau. 1320 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue. Rock Island. 111.,
says: "I have taken Doan's Kidney
Pills off and on for six years and
from my experience I consider them
the best kidney medicine In exist
ence. I suffered from a weak bark
and there was a dull, dragging pain
through my kidneys and sides. I
was often so bad that I could hard
ly get up from a sitting position and
I was caused no end of annoyance
by irregular passages of the kidney
secretions. Having Doan's Kidney
Pills recommended to me, I pro
cured a supply from the Harper
House pharmacy and their use com
pletely removed my trouble. On a
few occasions since then when a se
vere cold has brought on an attack
of backache I have taken Doan's
Kidney Pills and they have never
failed to give me relief."
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Foster-Mllburn company, Buf
falo N. Y., sole agents for the Unit
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
become famous for Its cures of coughs,
colds, croup and influenza. Try It
when In need, tl contains no harmful
Biibstance and always gives prompt re
lief. Sold by all druggists.
IIV THE JWITOK Ql IT.
Editor Harry Knotts of the Illinois
State Center Record :eip in his paper
why a janitor down there threw up
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From The Argus Files of ISSt!.)
Oct. 1 R. S. Silvia and wife of Car-!
bon Cliff ere In town today.
The State Liquor Dealers' association
sunk in S'2 feet of water. The boat
was old as the hiils and worth about
the Misses Lizzie and Ixmie Wever-
haueser returned from a trin to fhi.
which is in session this year ln:fago Saturdav.
Springfield is to come to Rock Island ' William McEniry was in Cordova
next year. j Saturday on business.
Oct. 2. Wall & 111 have Just com-' 0ft- 3 Charles Fiebie the lock-
pleted a new addition to their carriage smitl1, Ieft for ripcsione. Minn., last'
factory on Third avenue. j night after receiving a telegram stat-
Yesterday the general delivery sys-jing that the time lock on the safe in
:em was made general in all cities and the Pipestone county hank refused to'
towns in the I'nited States. work. Fiebig w ill be rea lv to come ;
A. W. Primer has sold his trottinff ' home an hour after he arrives there, i
mare, Kittie Wilkes, to a Chicago gen-. C. V. Gaetjer 'oaves tomorrow on a'
tleman for $!,""- She is worth every western trip, his !ast of the season,
penny of it. t Joseph Poiltnser of So;;th Kock Is-
Circuit court adjourned this aft. land was a caller at the Argus o.fice '
cr until 11 o'clock Monday morn- today.
ins, when the attorneys " are to E. B. McKown and Dr J. W. Srewart'
meet for a rei. ion of the trial list. represent Hock Island at the nth
snd immediately following which, the annual convention of the Younc Men's!
prisoners w id be arraigned. . Christian Association to be held in'
There have been quite a distinguish- Rockford Oct. 7 to 10. j
d lot of men in Kock Island the past ,
tew days. On one evening theie were 0 t. fi River trafr-e drrnands that'
at the Harper ho.jse onurcsMnen ' larger boats be bt
Niece. Henderson and Murphy.
Co error Bruss. the canal commission.
1 W ... V)EK 3
; F AT n
la rf AIT T" A V 11
F'J VOU can't eat K
too many they
can't do any harm.
A dainty, delicious
"Ti MinU for i
E.. j litil suzar
C r.n.t pure 1
A i- O I.L'TF. L Y r;:re
r.othicsr fc'Jt granu
lt?U suzar. spring wa pr
mint tine fr
net ye .. r to 1. an- j
J cf Con. C. B. Comstook. -larger crafts.
v.it- mi- iriiiii- ruin, n , orn;n are j ian
ni:m to tpend the winter in :-iui!dina
MaJ. James C. Post
Oct. t I'uTnireds of thousands of
dollat: nrr to be spent oti rivtr im-
lion i ' it i-Musiripiii.
Kx-M.iyor Care and Ai'Iermnn Oi.l-j
v. ciler leav next weok f,-,r H,-iton to!
attend the Nati- :..-.! Unt'ers.' concn-j
team v.'-.cr.snvs. :o Km: I Zeiler
to i rnild iust deliKhtfuily
r ' : . In Jusf-froci.
- c'.-xa s fresh, cless.
Li Jt ra
No er Sold
p:..kak,-e 10c. tl
the girls started from Rock Island at f. : ed little fellows who were not in the
o'clock and walked the entire distance class.
cf IS tcM. s. Tlir other girl and the j
tenth UKiii rode out to the daily farm j kink it o HAT(lllf;.
and walked from there. They followed ; H'nry L. Kiner. the Geneseo humor-
the railway tracks and were buffeted : ist. doubtless inspired by the touching
by the w ind and soaked to the skin by ; ebullitions of his poetic rival and fel-I
the rain, but they never faltered, i ow townsman. James Kidney, uncovers j
Some one had said they couldn't do it. ,,js one under the title, "Never Count j
aiid they just wanted to show 'em. ; y0r chickens Till They're Hatched:" i
Durir.g :i:e afternoon in Reynolds they j When I came home from college to the
made their headquarters at the home
old ancestral farm
All the wisdom I had won was over
I?y a saying of my mother's, which i '
wild scheme would disarm,
Which was. "Never count your chick- i
ens till they're hatched.
"I-ock the door, the horse Is stolen
cries the foolish man;
The door that was not even loosely !
We will learn when dreams of great-1
ness, like t he dreams of wealth, '
won't pan, j
To never count our chickens till j
thev're hatched. j
I bought a fancy gold mine; a dream i
palace was my own; i
My auto was by envious neighbors'
The sheriff took the auto you auto I
heard me moan; j
I had counted chickens that had not ;
been hatched! j
An oil well in far Texas oh, the agent ;
I could smash j
With gold bricks that in my oil flow i
bubbled, splashed j
Then I bucked the board of trade just ;
before the corner crash ; j
I counted not my chicks they were j
:cxt year and a big prr- created a co;nn
t' Ve y.scd on the upper last evening !
:t: n ui .lar'-.et sy;a
t hi:-;.ily no one wi
Yc-;erday near l.ynxvMle, Wis., The; John .J.
V.'liltc Easlc, a freight st tamer, was last risht.
Reimcis .-tit to Chicago'
i Cndv Co.
At the races, sure to win, high would j
be my heaps of tin, j
And a wife would reign where I so i
long have batched; j
But my wife and winsome wee rnes I
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