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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.' TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1911.
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MOLINE'S NEWEST AND BIGGEST
UP-TO-DATE FURNITURE STORE
111 I ill CO.
1515-1517 Sixth Ave., Moline
IS STORE WILL BE OPEN EVERY EVENING UNTIL CHRISB1
It is good judgment to make your purchase early while the stock is complete.
Do not wait till the best pieces" are sold. Avoid the rush and take plenty of
time to make your selection. We'll hold your selection for delivery when wanted.
The Gift That Combines Beauty and Utility is Most Appropriate
Our stock consists of just such articles in endless variety. Come and see. We shall be pleased to show you
the largest up-to-date furniture stock in the the Tri-Cities. QUALITY IS OUR STRONG POINT.
Large French plate, bevel mirror, all-quarter-sawed
oak, all drawers fin
ished Inside, on drawer lined, brass
lock, band polished,
Quarter-sewed oak. polished, French
legs, four loose shelves, bent glass
door and ends, a 1 J Cft
We are showing
the largest stock of
modern mission style
in the tri-cities.
The line consists of
pieces for the
and Den, in suites
or odd pieces.
Our Fumed Oak is
the genuine Fumed
not liquid stained.
"We also have it in
all rightly priced.
With desk and music
cabinet section In gold
en oak and early Eng
lish. We are the exclu
sive agents for this
Dining Chairs '
Solid oak chair, quarter-sawe i oak seat and tf AQ
back, long back posts, finished golden oak at .. V rO
48 styles to select from, golden oak, early English and fumed
oak, and solid mahogany. Prices np to $15.00. Carvers to
Lace Curtains, Portiers, Rope
Portiers, Rugs, all sizes, larg
est assortment to select from.
Automatic shelves in oak
and mahogany, $6.75 to
FOR THE PARLOR
Three-piece mahogany finish, polish
ed, loose cushion, 00
$ome In best Boston OA f(
leather .... PAU.VU
Others In golden oak and mahogany,
corered with genuine No. 1 leather,
FANCY PARLOR ROCKER
In golden oak and solid mahogany,
200 patterns to choose from, priced
p : ... ... ... $25.00
Covered In best Evans leather,
springs fireside style, at
Others covered In genuine No. 1
anteed for five years, ladies or
Priced $60.00 down to
... ... $18.50
leather with new Seng springs, guar-
.!!nt! 8!!! . ... ...$35.00
Our Suggestion for the Bedroom
Brass beds in polished satin or Pollet
finish, four posters, OQE ff
from $70.00 to 3OO.UU
Two-inch post beds with continuous
posts, brass beds, 1 1 AA
$70.00 down to 3 1 1 .UU
SO patterns to select from, box spring,
mattresses and pillows to match.
Iron beds In white, green, blue and
combination colors, sises, S-6 and 4-6,
The new steel bicycle tube bed in Ver-
nia Martin and white, 00
Bed room suites consisting of 4-poster
and Napoleon beds, with dressers,
chiffoniers, cheval costumer, chair
and rocker to match, made In solid
mahogany. Circassian walnut, golden
oak and birdseye maple, 20 suits to
select from prices
$500.00 down to . . .
Other 3-piece Euits,
Cheflo robes and ward
robes, $7X0 to
Bed room chairs and
rockers, $1X0 to ...
Golden oak, mahogany finish and Bolid mahogany.
Prices from $2.25 and up to $25.00 each.
In golden oak, early English, fumed oak and solid ma
hogany, 53 patterns to select from, prices $5.50 and
up to $60.00 .
In golden oak, early
English, fumed oak,
mahogany and birds
eye maple. Prices range
$5.50 to $30
Solid oak round extension ta
ble, beautiful claw feet, hand
at ... .. ...
Thirty other patterns to select
from In golden oak, fumed oak,
early English and solid ma-
Revolving Seat Bed
As handsome as the finest Dav
enport, as comfortable as the fin
est bed. Prices $30 V? to $75.
Complete with Mattress, ,
IIALL TREES, hall seats, hall mirrors,
in golden oak, and early English, as low
KITCHEN CABINETS The Anderson,
Boone and Marion makes, $5.50 to $32.
MORRIS CHAIRS, solid oak, Boston
leather, as low as $5.50. 35 patterns, all
finishes. ' . .
early English and bruEhed bra
Lih art glass at
$8.50 to $38
'Gas and electric table lamps In early
English and brushed brass with art
$6.50 to $25
Children's rockers and high chairs in
golden and early English finish, low as 50o
- A large assortment of oHce . chairs,
desks and tables.
Screens, jardinier stands, magazine
racks, cellarette, smoking stands, foot
Btools ,book shelvesy Bissel and National
carpet sweepers, children's cribs, tele
All Goods in Plain Figures All Year.
1515-1517 Sixth Avenue. Moline. 111.
We Pav the Freight
A Chapter on Type "Bulls"
(By C A. Hartman In Inland Printer.)
There was a time in the history of
the printing business when "firing"
proofreaders (or permitting errors or
"bulls" to pass them was the recog
nized and accepted punishment (or the
crime. This method finally developed
into a species of persecution that was
Intolerable, and It has been abandon
.ed. except in extreme and perhaps de
Proofreading on the modern dally
newspaper has long since ceased to
be one "grand sweet song,' and it is
not an Idle assertion to say to at every
reader on a morning or evening dally
earns every cent that Is paid him.
One of the difficulties of the proof
reader of a metropolitan dally has to
contend with Is the mediocre copy as
turned In by mediocre reporters.
These men or boys, principally "cubs,"
cover their story, and, in writing it
out, spell the names of the principal
characters two or three different ways
on the same page of copy; give street
numbers that do not exist; give dates
of events with the most glaring disre
gard (or facts, and have but little re
spect or knowledge of the grammati
cal construction of their sentenced.
The copy readers pay little or no at
tention to the proper preparation of
copy, and so, when the operator get
hold of it (having ever in mind the
efficiency limit as to the number of
lies he must set dally), he goes
blithely on and follows copy, his mill
turning out something like these:
The king of Slam was born In 1853
and has resigned (reigned) for 40
There Is a Long Island fare carter
(forecaster) yet to be heard from.
In the early 60's a very old bride
(bridge) on spiles still remained,
. A competent nurse (corpulent puree)
was produced, out of which the fine
When the salted (sacred) codfish
appeared off Oyster Bay.
Strong Indorsements of new testa
ment (treatment) given dally by the
New York public.
The state should provide witnesses
whose evidence would not be under
suspicion as being colored by the size
of their (eet (fee).
Acting under orders the cashier said
he bad soused (so used) the check
when, It came la.
Chlldren's court Another room In
the new building will be devoted to a
mothers pest (rest).
The prince's claim to the thrown
Of course, many of these errors
were caught In the reading, but in the
last hour, before going to presa, when
every employ of the composing room
Is keyed tip to the highest possible
pitch, an occasional "bull" will get
through. While some of these errors
are positively silly, others are rather
funny. For instance, no one would
ever suppose that the federal govern
ment was engaged In handling cats,
either dead or alive, but In the Fish
ing Notes on a well known New York
sporting paper, the following ap
peared: The government planted
200.000 tomcats (cods) in Jamaica
bay." The same paper, in another
issue, stated concerning a champion
ship bowling match: "Alex Dunbar
was hauled out of the fireplace (first
place) by Mr. Pump (or the champion
ship gold medal."
The office "style sheet," which In
variably drives the operator to long
and loud profanity, was ordered
changed In one Instance to read:
"Make gentlemen men, and ladies
women, except In ads." Slug 82 got
a take and turned out the following
two gems: "Old Woman (Lady) of
Threadneedle Street," "Woman
Masons of Brooklyn, who are mem
bers of Kismet temple of the Mystic
Shrine, built a beautiful mosque,
which is the pride and delight of all
the (raters in that city. A proof
reader whose knowledge of public af
fairs was not as extensive as it should
have been, permitted this to pas
him: "The Masons held a big social
affair at Kismet morgue (mosque)."
This same reader allowed the follow
ing to stand: "The histrionic (his
toric) organ of Plymouth church."
Think of this concerning the church
of Henry Ward Beecher
A paper that features its church
news, and publishes famous sermons
in full, has bad some rather trying
"bulls" to contend with in its religious
notes; for instance:
At the conclusion of the program
refreshments were served and a so
cial bowl flowed (hour followed).
He took - the concentrated - (conse
crated) wafer which Father Heinrick
Rev. Dr. Dickhout gave the innova
tion (invocation). -
The Tempi. Choir of 200 Vices
Even the Fourth Gospel of H. Paul's
(St Paul's) Letters.
"The Paths of Motion" (Pathos of
Anthem "Pease (Peace) I Leave
With Lou (You)."
Ripping (Reaping) where they have
not rawed (sowed). .
Probably the most distressing errors
that can occur-are those in death or
A CHAPTER GAL TWO
obituary notices. One can. imagine
the feelings of the family of the de
ceased when the following appeared
in their favorite daily newspaper:
Sullivan died Friday at his home
and was married (buried) at Cavalry
cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Our dearly colored (beloved) son.
The son however C. (Howard C.)
died one year ago yesterday. .
Here is a collection of misprinted
titles that have appeared from time
"A Poem by St, Abdomen (Swin
burne) Wee Bum (Burn) Country clab.
Descendants of the Heathen
"Sewing (Sowing) the Wind." ,
"Legend of Grandma (Granada).
The Boston Sympathy (Symphony)
The Plumbed (Plumed) Knight,"
Special attention is always given to
the reading of advertisements, and on
some newspapers they are reread by
a different proofreader; even then the
unexpected will appear in print, as
these examples will demonstrate:
$60 Linoleums at 39c.
$200 Seal Skin Sacques at $1.69.
69o. Princess Jacobs (Jabots) 49c.
Shaded Old Visiting Cards, 98c
(Continued on Pag Fourteen.)
LAXATIVE SE;JT FREE TO Tfflf
It may be taken for granted that
there is no family that does not some
time need a laxative. If you don't
know of a good laxative, or the laxa
tive you are using is losing its effect,
we want to call your attends to Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which thou
sands of families are using success
fully. We have scores xi letters from
mothers, and scores from prominent
men saying they are using it person
ally and giving it to their families,
men like Mr. C K. "Smith of the
Traffic Pearing House,' pine Bluff,
Ark-, and Mr. George B. Turner, a
lawyer of Harlan, Ky. The thou
sands of mothers who use it them
selves and give it to their children
would take too much space to men
tion. ' The reason they prefer Syrnp Pep
sia is that it is a mild, gentle laxa
tive-tonic that does rat ffrin ffec.
tive and yet so mild that babies car
take it. Its tonic ingredients invig
orate the body and strengthen th
stomach and bowel muscles so that
they again do their work naturally.
If fm nave b-stn a victim of salt?,
pills and strong cathartics you wi'.i
discard them when you once uvv
- Yon can buy a fifty cent or . or
dollar bottle of any druggist, but be
fore doing so you may want to try i
free. If so, send, your address to Dr.
Caldwell and he will promptly for
ward ta free sample bottle. Then, be
ing convinced, do as others are doinj
and buy it in the regular way of youi
For the free sample address Dr. W,
B. Caldwell, 541 Caldwell building,
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