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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912.
FOR SHORT TALKS
AT -WILSON CLUB
THIS IS THE TICKET
TO VOTE FOR
S. S. Hal am and Others to Be
Heard at Tonight's Meeting j
at Headquarters. ,
ALL TO BE
Far Prntldeat YVOODROVV WILSOX
f Sew Jeraey.
For Vice PmMnt THOMAS R.
MARSHALL af laalaaa.
Fr GwnMf-EDWARD F. DINE.
For LJratraaat GtreriM BARRAT
OH A HA.
For Secretary of State HARRY
. For State Aadftar JAMES J. BRADY.
Lithograph. Literature and Button hv . JR.
for D it tri button.
For Attarar Geaeral P. J. LUCEY. .
For f OBarreaamca-at-LaraTC WIL
LIAM EZRA WILLIAMS. LAWRENCE
For lattea Stales Sraator JAMES
al and state headquarters In Chicago,1 "' "i"""" CLYDE H. tav-
For Member of tae State Board of
The Rock Inland County Vilson
iJemocratic club is right in the cam
paign already. From both the nation-!
lilhogiapbs, literature and campaign;
buttons have been received and may, KumUamtlmmmmJOH1, day.
I; had at the headquarters on the sec
ond floor of the Kock Island house.
!Pi:Kt HED TO.MUHT.
All iudicatiuns point to another ln
ttmsUi.g meeting of the Wilson club
tonight, and by the Wilson club is
lac-ant every democrat in Kock Island
county and every other citizen who
proposes voting for Wilson. So come
bround everybody and Join in the en
S. S. Hallam of Monmouth will be
the chief speaker, although short ad
dresses will also be made by a Bum
lr of local democrats.
At Mark Twain Saw It.
When Mark Twain was city editor of
the Virginia City Enterprise, back In
the seventh1, he used to brighten up
the columns of the paper with comic
paragraph setting forth the advan
tages of advertising These para
graphs were b:ised on all kinds of odd
farti on murders, on crop reports, on
kl'lnHptnc. on the weather. One para
graph run like this:
"Germany has Just discovered a
burled forest in her midst, supposed to
te 10100 years old. If the man who
lost It had advertised In the Enterprise
the rhanees are that It would have
been returned to blm that night."
For Mnabcr of the Leglalatar.
For flrralt Clerk GL STAVE
For Recorder B. F. SOMMERSOX.
For Stale'a Attoraey FLOYD E.
For roroaer DR. R. C. J. MEYER.
For Surreror C. C. Ill BB ART.
For Probate Clerk FRANK GIS-TAFSOX.
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Our liberal credit system of
selling has been as a guiding light to many
young couples just starting housekeeping,
and has probably done as much as any other
one thing to make this chain of stores so
popular all over the United States.
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A THRILLING RIDE
Flight af a Fast Mail Train to Make Us
When the first really fast mc.ll be
tween Omaha and San Francisco reach
ed Evanstou. Wyo.. at the foot of the
Wasatch mountains, it was fifty min
utes late. There it was met by a pow
erful engine In charge of a reckless en
gineer. Bill Downing by name. Cap
tain James E. White, ex-superintendent
of the railway mail service, tells In
his reminiscences bow Bill made up
the fifty minutes.
The distance to Ogdeu Is seventy-sli
miles. "I shall not be happy." said
Downing to one of the newspaper re
porters who were to make the run ou
this first fust mail, "until I have done
that seventy-six miles In &ev-aty-two
When be threw the lever and opened
the throttlt- tlietrulii inmle a stun that
t settled everybody's dinner. And once
the train was fairly under way it
eemed ss if tilt rurves on the line
were nil straightened out by the tre
Going down Weber canyon the puce
wna anful "Thrpp mill in two niin
FIVER EXCURSION SUNDAY! u,r g:.s,K-d Opt::!., white.
I I'-ut Downing: did uot reduce the '
On Starrer I'. l.-n Hlair through , ... ..!.. , of Tll,,.
( k t t'ampbell UUnd and j l)H.u , ,.,.,, wuit W,K.
Two small Sunday school pupils
were disputing as to the distance from
Jerii !k to Jerusalem.
"It cau't tie far." sold one. "You j
know fiU were carried from Jericho to
"Yes. I know." rejoined the other,
''but I'trljiips they were salt flab."
Cliii co News.
Brass Bed Outfit-A Great Value
A splendid two inch post brass bed, a comfortable mattress and
a strong desirable spring, combine to make this bed outfit one of
the greatest values ever offered to the people of the three cities
and is only made possible by the great buying power of our
manv stores. Ihis bed jE. Q
is warranted not to tar- , fTTTTTfl $1-50 .TVaa
nish and will cive you l 8 I I I if, . 1 CtOll,
sntisfnftorv service for TJ R 3 S 8 I SOc a Week
a lifetime. The mattress
is built for comfort and lasting
qualities. The epring is woven
wire over an all steel frame,
and Is supported in the center
by 12 cone shaped springs.
These outfits go on sale tomor
row (Saturday) and the allot
ment for this store is 20. Hot
ter got in early if yon exnoct
to "obtain this splendid Brass
Bed Outfit for our price of
a n n in
This is only one of the very many
styles of Princess dressers we are
showing, and really the picture does
not show the beautiful finish. This
dresser together with the bed outfit
shown to the left would go a great
wav toward furnishing an
extra bed room. This dress
er is made of solid oak fin
ished in a rich golden color.
The mirror is French plate with bev
eled edge, in fact Just such a piece
of furniture as would cost you $6.00
more money if purchased In stores not
having our buying facilities. Our
f i II h !m c"h;
1 J soc
ii I'll,! I W'eek
n 11 I
Witcriown hospital, return via Bet
tonilorf. Leaven ":S
live 1 nts round trip.
tiir from side t side You could hear
lenilorf. Leaven 2:30 p. m. Twenty- j ,e. wi.,.u erind on the eurves mill
teel the continuous striking us tnry
J I hi 1 1 1 I 'T V
Sanitary Steel Couch
This couch has a heavy steel frame, covered
with the Diamond weave spring, supported
underneath with three rows of coil supports.
Our price, only
Moderivz? Your Home
A Kitchen Cabinet is a friend indeed.
Ours is without doubt, one of the most
convenient and sanitary cabinets made.
It will practically cut your kitchen work in two. It
brings everything together right under your hands,
saving hundreds of footsteps each day; in fact it
provides a place for everything and if everything
is kept in place you need only spend half the time
usually spoilt in the kitchen. This cabinet has
nickelofd top, extra large cupboard belnw, with
brend drawer; has glass covered tilting flour bin;
Iurge bread hoard. The china cupboard is white
enameled and has beautifully designed frosted glass
doors. The manufacturer has left nothing undone
to make this cabinet complete in
every way anc
to appeal to eve
$1.50 Tash; 75c a Week
111 .iiiuitLi 1 111 r 1 1 1 an itrii iiwliiiii i
cabinet complete in Jt
nd certainly ouht 5) fj Vvi
every housewife at jj mfJL-
. . hi
Men's and Women's I
Our stock comprises the newest and most
approved fashions at prices that will appeal
to yon strongly.
Women's Coals and Suits
in all the new shades of brow n, blue and gray,
muh and hard finished cloths at
$15.00 to $25.00
Men's and Young Men's Suits
Worsteds, cheviot and series. Kverv suit
new. cm alonq stylish lines and made to give
:-. a i. factory wear,
$15.00 to $24.00
N'ovmber 23 we will present two of
ou rcustomers with a choice of ladies'
suit or coat, or a gentleman's suit or
overcoat valued at $25.00 absolutely
without cost to them.
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The Peoples Store
The Home of Style, Quality and Credit
319 321 Twentieth St.
ROCK ISLAND. - ILLINOIS
Young folks just
keeping will find
our Outfit prices
Terms to suit.
The Wor d's Best."
nore tirsr against one ran ana then
upiinst the other.
Faster and faster the train swept
along, roaring over bridges, tearing
through tunnels, rocking round prom
untunes. Some of the newspaper men
tainted through nervous exhaustiou.
and many of the other passengers had
Suddenly, in rounding the reverse
loop In Antelope gap. the rear coach
careened till it hung by one wheel on
the rail. As soon as the moment of
suspense was over General Manager
IMcLiuson bprang to bis feet and call
ed: "113 II the bell rope, quick. Brown, and
run forward and tell LKiwnlng to stop
this If be wants us to reach Ogden
Then, not to risk another sncb sec
ond, the general manager sprang to
the rear platform and twisted up the
brake with all his might.
The seventy-six miles of Intricately
curved track were covered in sixry
fire minutes. It was a hair raising
record, and several pesseugers who
went through the experience did not
recover from the shock for a long
KEOKUK DM.s IS
I Only a Few More of the 119
Arched Spans Remain to
to Be Completed.
the United States for permission to
di.m the Mississippi. The giant tur
bines, several times the largest ever
built before and record breakers in
power offielency, are arriving and be
ing set up. Single parts of them
would fill an ordinary parlor full, and
the bearing alone of each shaft is as
big as a smoke house. Practically ,
all the towers of the 137 mile trans-1
mission line to St. Louis are built ;
and work is progressing stringing the
seven copper cables on them. j
Tens of thousands of visitors have .
come to see the greatest engineering
men who will he in that group which
will help start the Mississippi after
Hugh L. Cooper has harnessed it to
the turbines and put the bit In Its
teeth. The date will be one of the
first of the balmy days of next summer.
"Of course we have to use oar star
men sometimes." explained the foot
ball enthusiast, "but we're always wor
ried for fear we'll lose one of them."
"I know Jot how it is." responded
the young bride. "I feel that way
about ray best teacups." Washington
Hi Exact Location.
Tfombaie was at the opera last
"Ah. yon siw him drinking In the
"No: whn I mvr him he w rin'
Jnz la the bar." SeallW roit-!o:el!i
Keokuk, Iowa, Sept. 27. With only
a few more of the 119 arched spans
!to be completed in the greatest dam ".enlevement in history, except possi
j in the world, with the largest power 1 bly the Panama canal, and they in
, house on earth rising high in the ' elude many of the prominent engi
jaii, and with the lock In the Panama' r.eers of Europe. The latter are much
1 class almost cast in concrete, the co-1 iuterested in the ways and means by
, lot sua of water powers is rapidly ap-; which Chief Engineer Cooper has ac
' proaching completion here in the I complished the impossible a half doz-
limestone bottom, of the Mississippi ; en times in this Mississippi river wa
j river. 1 terpower. They have had fine oppor-
; The mammoth Keokuk rkira has pro- tunitfes to see the work here, as it la
gressed its short mile of uTstacce from so near completion and not yet sufo
I its start in the Illinois bluffs and J merged. Construction is now going
" tic icuidii.o iu uunuiug 01 me jiu- op wii.n remarkauie speea. 1 ne soon-'
j nense spillways between its piers, j er it is done the qurcker will fixed!
I The power house basement is done charges of thousands of dollars a day ;
I for its northern half and the walls ' be changed Into receipts from power
I are rising high into the sky, w hile the s Id cheap because in competition
; lower half of its third of a mile of with the Thea pest steam coal In the
: length is fast being shaped to confine world. A gratifying fact is that accl
the turbuU-nt Mississippi in the fore- dents to the many men employed are
bay. The lock gates are the next rare, notwithstanding the congestion
tning in the colossal lock which has a of the great work within the coffer
' higher lift and the same width as ; dams in the Mississippi,
j those at Panama. The dry dock, the ; The cities in the waterpower zone
jlrrgesl in fresh water, Till be built are arranging to have the Mississippi
J during the time navigation is closed turned into the- turbines end the
! for this w inter, as it covers the lower ! greatest waterpower ever projected,
lend of the present canal and the low- started by the next president of the
er cam! lock. This lock, the dry United States standing surrounded li"
i dock and the abandonment of the 1 the 21 governors of all the states in
j worn out canal and three locks, is a the Vissi?slppi valley. It Is a good
jpart cf the millions of dollars of tr.iJ !al easier to fix the date for this,
I charged the water power company by, than to determine the identity of the
First Wage Law. '"
The first wages fixed by parliament
In England date back to the year
1350. under Henry III. The wage
was ridiculously low. Uaymakers had
but 1 penny a day; master carpenters,
masons, tilers and other roof work
ers had not more thnn threepence a
day. Ity 1444. under Henry VI. and
1405, nnder Henry VII. matters had
considerably Improved, carpenters,
masons, bricklayers, tilers, carvers a.vl
joiners getting from five to six pence a
day.1 So te as 1085 farm laborers
received only 3s. 8L per week, the
other workers faring not much better.
New Yoik American.
The greatest firmuess Is the greatest
All the news all the time-Th Argus.
Have You Tried Tip Top
Bread, the Clean Bread?
TF you've tried Tip lop
A Bread you know just how
delic ous it is, if you have not,
there's a new pleasure )ou are
It's a real pleasure to know that the bread
you eat is clean. Tip Top bread IS clean
nevr touched by huin;in hands until the
waxed wrapper is broken in your kitchen.
Why rot order Tip Top bread tcday?
JOIN THIS CUEAN EREAD CRUSADE.
H. K0RN BAKING CO.
2105 I ifth Avenue