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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1912.
E3 1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS B
tie poultice on bis abdomen. The man
let out a howl, and Bitting up quickly,
shouted In angry tones: "Woman,
what In h U are you doing?-' There
was a shriek, a patter of unshod feet,
and, frightened half to death, the poor
wife found her room and suffering hus
band. She told him her troubles, and
It tickled him so that his crmaps took
a change of venue.
OBSFRYATIO OR ADMISSIOSt
We wonder how many Of our readers
have noticed the difference between
the man mho has been married but a
short time and one who has been mar
ried several years. You can always
tell a young husband from an old one.
When a man has been married a few
months, you will generally see him
working In the garden or fixing up
about the house, and while he works he
whistles, or sings, or occasionally looks
up towards the window to see if any
one is watching him. A year later he
is still working In the garden, but th
smile has been exchanged for a frown,
and he occasionally looks up towards
the house wondering why In thunder
breakfast is not ready. Another year
rolls by. and his looks would sour
Ttfo Webster, who is visiting here, J milk, but he still is at work, stopping
rays he ne ver saw po many pretty ! occasionally to kick the doe or throw
BY J; M. C.
A PERFECT DEVIL WITH THE GELS.
Clarence Ehelton desires that all the
Clrls know that he la not the "only
pebble on the beach" who can afford a
fine box sleigh, for Carl Sorenson hat
one that far outshines his. However,
Clarence Is very thankful to the Ga
zette for mentioning the fact that he
ha one, for he has already received
several requests from "our fairest,"
asking that he favor them wiyi an evening.
A FIRE AT VTSBGAR HIM..
A few nights ago the fire alarm was
sounded, and as it was the first real
frre sine the fire company was organ
ized. It was comical to see how the
boys acted up. Dad and Spuds were
the first ones on the ground, and they
got bsy tearing down the chimneys.
Robert and Dan arrived next, and they
busied th niFelves earning the china
waro from the first floor to the second
and dumiir:g it out of the window.
Just about this time a few of the bach
elor maids arrived with buckets and
fn had the fire under control.
f:i:lH in a plate before, but he is afraid
to call on any of thom as he g'-ts lost
so easy. Too bad, Ileo.
Tom Walton has severed his connec
tion with the nine and accepted the
rnsltion of station acent at Pay's Sid
lnp. Most of his time is occupied in
keeping up the fire.
James Walsh was hauling barley to
Gabna every day last week.
A. IMtzer is trying a new stunt these
days, lie goes up on the booster at
the Vnity mlr.e and jumps off to see if
hi ran fly.
The Vinegar Hill inundry is doing a
great business. George says he has
had to turn away several customers, as
he has all he ran do washing slickers
and rubber boots for the bulls. Vine
gar Hill Correspondence.
rk.iit ( iii nni, bi t vnoc. phew.
(Kansas City Journal.)
A young married couple of Oologah
cv a lioneyniorm tiii Moppd at one of
the best hofls in St is. About 2
a. in. the liiiHbiuid was seized suddenly
v. ith sewn, stomach cramps and was
iilment frantic. His if.- was mu h
frirtiteried. but knew thut something
'"" ! be d.ne qiH-kly, ? without wait
I tie to en !o'hit:t. started down
talrs on the jm;,,, w-n tlaK,t Cn but
t"r "nighty." Running in to the dln
li'g room, she saw a mustard cruet on
tl.e table Kmpning the contents into
tier handkerchief, she started upstairs
ii the run, and entered the first door
'he came to. Hero slie fcaw a man ly
ItiK on the b. d. who n the dim dark
i" she mistook fur her husband, and
-it i;t lurking his lingerie, slapped
a brick at the cat. The next year we
find him sitting on the front porch
smoking a pipe while his wife does
the digging In the garden. Now Just
watch our young men, as one by one,
they are caught In Cupid's net, and
see if this rule does not work out the
l.Ol'IETS STEW VIOLIN.
Louis Schutte has purchased a violin
from E. Murdoek. Now, "Listen to the
A few from here went to Andalusia
Friday night, but we are afraid they
dldu't come home In time for tea.
Several young men went to Falrport
Sunday. Reason? Unknown to any
except the said parties. Illinois City
A l GUT WITH THE GOODS f
L. C. Carroll returned last Saturday
and resumed the work as aKent at this
frtation. He made a three weeks' 6tay
of it, and tells of a trip to his home,
and lo places in Iowa. And further
states, and very emphatically, that he
is not ready for congratulations.
A KTi:ilVS GIIOK FORTISL
It was considerable of a surprise to
Albany friends Thursday when it was
known that Mrs. Jane Hugunin was
that day for the second time to take
upon lierBflf the vows of matrimony.
The fortunate man is William H. Pad
gett, a veteran of the civil v.-ar, with a
kond pension and a comfortable home
In Camanche, Iowa. They will con
tinue to reside In Davenport for the
remainder of the winter. Albany
friends extend hearty congratulations.
JTEVER TOtCHED 'KM.
Mrs. Robert McDonald of Aledo, en
route to Rock Island, stopped off at
Reynolds on Wednesday to visit be
tween trains with her niece, Mrs. K.
flEPEMJS OX WHO DELIVERS THE
Mrs. D. W. Mumma has been having
an attack of pinkeye. She thinks she
could recover from & black eye quick
er than the pink eye.
Fred Herin is wearing a broad 6 mile.
Another little girl has come to his
home to stay, and It keeps Fred hust
ling getting wood to keep her warm
this severe cold weather. Zuma Cor
Miss Hazel Kirkland is very sick at
her home. She has not been able to
be at the office for two weeks. Miss
Jessie Somebody Is filling her position
at the depot. Erie Correspondence,
DrFFICTLTTES OP TRAVEL.
Thomas Convllle and A. Kouskie
thought they would save two cents
Monday evening by buying tickets
from Rock Island to Sherrard instead
of to Cable. When the evening train
reached Preemption and the conductor
reported that he had no passengers for
Cable, the Cable trip was annulled.
Thus their saving In reality was a loss,
especially for Kouskie, who met with
a severe accident.
James Hayburn of west of Cable
walked to Sherrard Monday morning
to take the train. There waa no train
out that morning, and he had to hire
a rig to take him to Southern Junc
tion, where he took an electric car for
Rock Island. . But when he returned In
the afternoon he decided he did not
want to make the same round trip over
again, so he took a Southern car to
Mathersville. Cable Correspondence.
SQCARE DEAL FOR THE BEAST.
(Stark County News.)
The W. C. T. U. expect to present
our city wiih a fine drinking fountain
for man and beast in the near future.
A committee has been appointed and
is at work raising the necessary funds
to secure one that will he a credit to
the town. To aid In this worthy en
terprise they have arranged to give a
cantata at the opera house. The best
local talent has been secured and a
large chorus will add strength to the
production. The date will be announc
ed later. This worthy object should
receive the hearty support of all our
SHOWISG VP THE "O.."
(Stark bounty News.)
The train on the G. G. E. R. R. is
making regular tripe to Wataga. Our
railroad did as well as the Burlington,
as during the intense cold the trains
were very irregular on these roads,
and in ene instance one did not run at
The engine on the G. G. E. R R. was
out of repair Wednesday so that the
train did not run. The mail was taken
to Wataga and passengers brought
from there In sleighs. E. W. Harms
went to Chicago last week and will get i
another engine-for the road. Victoria ;
DEAR MADAM :
Remember that during cold weather
best results can be obtained from any
flour if it is thoroughly warm before
mixing. It should be kept in a warm, dr
place, or warmed slowly and thoroughly
to about the normal temperature of the
This is good advice and still better
advice is use;
Yon Who Have a
I'lodest Sum to Invest
Wish the Same Security anJ Good Rate
of Interest that the Capitalist Enjoys
LOANING money to a prosperous city or town is
a kind of investment much used by wealthy men
because of its absolute-security and hih rate
of interest these same advantages are open to you.
A city or town must have cash to build a City Hall,
or School-House, or to put in Water-Works, etc.
These improvements are a benefit to each person in
the city. So the property belonging to the city aixl
the property belonging to each individual in the city
is pledged as security, and a tax is levied upon all
the property in the city. This trx is irrevocably con
veyed to the persons loaning the money to the city, and
It is of the right amount to pay the interest on the
loan each six months, and also to put aside a certain
sum for the re-payment of the principal when it is due.
This is the nearest to a mortgage of property that a
city or town or county can give in return for money
borrowed and the papers showing that the city has
pledged its full resources, honor, credit and integrity
these papers are called
and they pay you 4tf , 5 and 52 interest inter
est paid every six months.
"Nothing Is sure but death and taxes" Municipal
Bonds are taxes. The tax of a city or town is deeded
and conveyed to the persons loaning the money
and this tax is owned entirely by those persons and
it cannot be used for any other purpose except the pay
ment of the interest on the debt, and of the debt itself.
We have these loans to cities and towns divided in
$500 and $1000 Bonds you can take one Bond or
several, according to the sum yon wish to put out at
interest. Then you and several other persons together
own the tax which has been levied against all the
public and private property in the city for the pay
ment of the money borrowed and its regular interest.
Our Municipal Bonds can be sold whenever you wish.or
can be deposited as security for a loan at any bank.
The Municipal Bond which we are
offering you are accepted by the U. S.
Government a security for deposit of
Postal Savings Banks there is no higher
guarantee of absolute reliability than
that. Write us at once for particulars.
Ulen & Company,
First National Bank Building, Chicago, U. S. A.
OH, YOTJ DOUG!
(Stark County News.)
Doug Meaker has aroused the sus
picions of his friends by the recent
purchase of some household furniture.
THE HIDDEN SECRET
BY P. B.
"Advance one step further and I'll
shoot you down in cold blood, you
With these few mild words of greet
ing Frank Very well inaugurated busi
ness of making conversation, the oc
casion being the entrance into his of
fice of Curtis Jadwin, the wealthy and
"Oh, come, now, we cannot afford to
be enemies,'' replied the young sport,
nonchalantly abstracting a Fatima
cigaret from a package which was ly
ing on our hero's desk, and reposing
his pedal extremities upon the Rem-
ingti.n typewriter. "Why this vulgar
display of rancor? Remember, I wear
concealed under my B V D undershirt
the secret which means your ruina
tion, should I but mention a certain
little episode that "
"My Cod. man, have you no mercy
in stock?-' "Are you all out again?"
hurriedly interrupted our hero. "I put
in my order for a double case two
weeks ago and 'tas been a tedious
wait. Why taunt me tliusly?" and
carefully placing one side of his face
in the palm of his left hand, so as not
to muss his hair, Frank wept awfully
"Well, get me t'.iem papors, and the
secret shall remain securely locked in
my buzztim; else I'll tell the gal, and
you can chuck those monthly payments
on the ring, me hearty!" "Remember,
the papers by tomorrow noon. A-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
and exuding a handful of
derisive laughter, the 'villain strode
out to keep a da'e with the blonde tel
Frank Verywell had a tentative op
tion on little Nell-a, the banker's daugh
ter, and figured on moving into a flat
in June and paying the grocery bill1
for two, but should she learn of this
terrible deed which he had committed
two years ago, well did he wot that
she would slip him the "Back Tomor
row" sign. On the other hand, Bhould
he steal the papers to satisfy this re
lentless fiend, Jadwin, he would more
than likely be marching slowly in line
at the gray stone pleasure resort, con
ducted under the auspices of the state.
Should he become a thief and stop
at the Hotel de Bars, or should he re
fuse to filch the documents, and allow
Nell-a to hear of his murky past, and
probably get a large, healthy citrus
handed to him? Our hero is surely in
a dreadful quandary, but does he give
up? My goodness, no; never except
on Tuesdays and Fridays.
"Be a thief? Never!" said our hero.
"I'll spring it to her myself," and step
ping out into the main office, he bum
med a nickel for car fare and boarded
a Wrong View car for his sweetheart's
As he sat at ease in the commodious
seat, his knees doubled up against the
front of his wishbone, an 85-pound
meshbag, the property of a wild-eyed
feminine bargain hunter, reposing
gracefully against the bridge of his
nose, and the muzzle of a ,fat man's
umbrella boring persistently into the
small of his back, Frank's thoughts
flitted back to the past, when he had
made his awful mistake. He was but
a youth at the time, and had not re
alized the seriousness of his misde
meanor. As the car sped swiftly on at the
rate of one and one-half miles an hour,
he tried to frame up his confession,
but the erratic and eccentric move
ments of the car and its meager pas
senger list of 150 souls, prevented him
from gathering his thoughts into a
compact bale. Just as he would have
a sweet and sublime Margaret Sang
ster thought pinned to earth and ready
to be hog-tied, the car would rear up
on its hind legs, kneel down, roll over,
and start to do a back flip on the undu
lating track, thus permitting the elu
sive cogitation to grab its hat and run.
During the stops and short half-hour
waits at switches, although he was not
bothered by the troublesome and play
ful antics of the moving car, the chat
ter of the passengers Impeded the
mechanism of his dome. But he must
tell her. Better that she should hear
of it from his lips than those of that
terrible fellow, Jadwin, who drank
beer and went to burlesque shows.
The car jogged leisurely on, and on,
and then on some more. He sat as
though in a trance, half dozing, obliv
ious to all others. He had it all clear
ly in his mind now. He would eay,
"Sweetheart, I have something' to tell
you. Something you should know be
fore we start on our double sketch for
life. Please do not judge me too
harshly, honey. When I was 16 years
of age, I took to drink, and one awful
night oh, M'Gaw, I cannot tell it but
I muBt I was intoxicated. While In
a befuddled condition I went into a
cafe with a friend, Curtis Jadwin, or
dered 75 cents worth of food and drink.
Oh, honey, I hate to tell you and
and I only tipped the waiter f 3."
Just then the nickel grabber called
our hero's street. Descending from
the car, he walked quickly to his
sweetheart's home and rang the door
bell. "Is Miss Peachly in?" he in
quired A of the maid. "Peachly?" said
the maid; "Peachly why there used to
be a family of that name lived here,
but they moved to New York three
"My life's happiness destroyed by a
Wrong View car," hoarsely muttered
Frank Verywell; and utterly broken
in spirit, his ambition gone, he went
out and got a job as hasher in an all
FIGHT OVER COUNTRY
SCHOOL MA'AM FATAL
Savannah, Va Jan. 27. Attempts to
oust a country teacher from her school
led to the killing of Miss Eva Cham
bers, the teacher, by Joshua Raines,
husband of the woman prominent in
the ouster attempt She was shot to
death near her school at Locket's store
m Roanoke county. Raines surrender
ed and last night was hurried to Pu
laski because a lynching was feared.
Some time ago Mrs. Raines sought to
have the teacher relieved and It is
charged circulated reports reflecting
upon the character of the teacher. Miss
Chambers instituted a suit for slander.
Raines called upon the teacher at her
school yesterday and tried to get her
consent to dismiss the case. When she
refused, he shot her.
At High School
Joy reigns at the high school today;
since all the semi-yearly examination,
are finished and out of the way. Ali
though not all the test papers have
been corrected, it la thought that most
of the students will pass. No new
classes will be started in geometry and
German so that if a student failed la
either of these studies he either must
continue his lessons with, the class ot
drop out of it
Chamberlain's Cougn Remedy Is a
very valuable medicine for throat and
lung troubles, quickly relieved and
cures painful breathing and a danger
ously sounding cough which indicate
congested lungs. Sold by all drug
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From The Argus Files of 1887.)
Jan. 21 A trifling accident caused
an aggravating deiay or passenger
trains on the C, B. & Q. this morning.
Near Orion two freight cars jumped
the track on a small trestle work, and
it was impossible for trains to pass
until the cars were righted, unless
they were ditched. It was thought
best to replace the cars, and it took
until about 11 o'clock to do so. The
consequence was that Conductor Bar
ber's incoming St. Louis train, due
here at 6:40, did not arrive until 12:30.
Jan. 22 From all reports, the the
atrical business in Rock Island
this season will compare favorably
with any other town in the state.
The hackmen have abandoned their
sleighs for hacks.
Alderman S. J. Collins is home from
Rush Center, Kan., on a visit.
Alderman John Ohlweiler and a few
others are in St. Paul attending the
A party of 2S from the Ninth street
M. E. church drove out to the tobog
gan slide with bobsleds last night, but
the "beautiful"' having vanished dur
ing their stay at the tower, they were
obliged to foot it back.
Jan. 23 A new time card Is to take
effect on the C, M. & St. P. road next
Sunday, and it is rumored some radi
cal changes will be the result. There
is considerable speculation among
railroad men in reference to it, many
rumors being afloat one of which is
that the night passenger trains into
Rock Island are to be discontinued,
and that Savanna will be made an im
portant division point.
Brass workers at the arsenal, vha
have generally had work the winter
through, have been laid off from time
to time the past few weeks until the
number has reached 30, because of
falling off of orders for the articles
supplied from these shops. With com
ing in of orders they will return to
The Union Street railroad seemed to
be In hard luck yesterday. About 5
o'clock in the afternoon a team a
horse and a mule attached to
a car got away from the
driver at the corner of Twenty-fifth
street and ran as far as Twenty-seventh
street where the horse was
caught. The mule made a circuit of
several blocks, had a little frolic all
by himself, and when he got ready,
surrendered himself at the starting
Jan. 25 The January thaw is over
and the mercury is once more taking
wiener & tricK are anead a pony.
They won it at the raffle which took
place at Ohlweiler's saloon Saturday
night The boys think "9 a lucky num
Lnder ttie heading of "desk and
counter" the local Y. M. C. A. has is
sued very neat invitations to a recep
tion to be tendered the clerks of the
city at the association rooms next Fri
day evening. The affair will doubt
less be an entertaining one.
The soft weather of the past few
cays Interfered greatly with the
pleasantness of tobogganing, and the
change in temperature is very accept
able to the young people, who take
great delight in this invigorating
The buel. f. and mightiest little
thing that ever was made is Chamer-
lains Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re
quire their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, listlessnesa
into energy, gloominess into joyous
ness. Their action is so gentle one
don't realize they hare taken a purga
tive.' Sold by all druggists.
To Darken the 'Hair and Re
store Gray and Faded Hair
to Its Natural Color.
The Rayo Lamp is the best and most serviceable lamp you can find
for any part of your home.
It is in use in millions of families. Its strong white light has made
it famous. And it never flickers. ...... -
In the dining-room or the parlor the Rayo give jut the light that t mo effec
tive. It u a becoming lamp in ktelf and to you. Jim the lamp, too. (or bedroom
or library, where clear, Heady light U needed. ...
The Rayo it made of solid braie, nick el -plated ; abo ta nomerow ether stylet and
Eniihei. Eaeily lighted without removing hade or chimney J eay to dean and rewick.
Aia v " 7 un ' otxaiawa areolar to an aaae el the
Standard Oil Company
1 It is easier to preserve the color of
the hair than to restore it, although it
is possible to do both. Our grand
mothers understood the secret They
made a "sage tea," and their dark,
glossy hair long after middle life was
due to this fact Our mothers have gray
hairs before they are fifty, but they are
beginning to appreciate the wisdom of
our grandmothers in using "sage tea"
for their hair and are fast following suit
The present generation has the advan
tage of the past in that it can get a
ready-to-use preparation called Wyeth'a
Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy. As a
scalp tonic and color restorer this prep
aration is vastly superior to the ordinary
' a ra ttiii" m a A A Kw fin. n,unlmft,tiAM
The growth and beauty of the hair
depends on a healthy condition of the
scalp. Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy quickly kills the dandruff germs
which rob the hair of ita life, color and
lustre, makes the scalp clean and
healthy, give the hair strength, color
and beauty, and makes it grow.
Get a 50 cent bottle from your druggist
today. He will give your money back
if you are not satisfied after a fair trial
Going Away This Winter?
Why not get away from the cold winds and snow and
go where sunshine, roses and balmy sea breezes 3
greet you? Why not go to sunny
where wintry days are transformed into glorious 1 f
summer? The cost is nothing compared with tha
benefits and pleasures to be derived. The best way
to go is on a " i
PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOURIST EXCURSION ?
via Colorado. Parties leave most every day.
Choice of routes beyond our terminal Santa Fe,
Denver & Rio Grande, Salt Lake Boute, Western
Pacific or Southern Pacific.
Come in and let me help you plan your trip to Nature's Paradise.
F. A. RlDDEIiL, Agent, O. B. A Q. R. R.
Phone Old West 680.