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TEXAS CONGRESSMAN WHO MAKES HIT
WITH PEOPLE IN SENATE AFTER MARCH 4 1
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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
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Congressman and Mr. Morris Sheppard.
Having won at the Texas statewide senatorial primaries this sum
mer by a handsome vote. Congressman Morris Sheppard will be named
by the legislature of the Lone Star state this winter as senator for the
term beginning March 4 next Congressman Sheppard is a native of
Texas and was born in 1875. He was educated at the University of Texas
and at Tale law school, graduating Jrom the latter institution In
1908. He began the practice of law at Pittsburg, Tex, In 189S. The follow
ing year he moved to Texarka&a. where he has since followed his pro
fession. He has served In the lower house of congress for 10 years.
Congressman Sheppard was married to Miss Lucile Sanderson of
Texarkena, in 1909. She Is a graduate of Bellcourt .seminary in Wash
ington and Is an accomplished musician. An 18-monhts-o!d daughter, Miss
Janet, takes op much of her time, but whenever It is possible she travels
with her husband when he is on a speech-making tour and Is greatly inter
ested In politics. She says that she likes to met his constituents and tries
to keep in close touch with the big affairs in which he is taking part.
A FAMOUS DWARF.
Berulwatki, ths Pels, Was Handsome,
Scholarly and Witty.
A notable dwarf, who bad a long
lease of life over parr a of two centu
riesbe was born In 1739 and died in
SvJ7 was Borulwanki. the Pole, of
whose debat an interesting tale is
toM, As a boy of fifteen, when be
was Just one inch higher than a two
foot rule, Bornlwaskl was presented
to the Empress Maria Theresa, who
was so charmed by bis good looks and
grace that she seated him on ber lap
snd gars him a hearty kiss. To the
queen's question ss to what be con
sidered the most interesting slgbt in
Vienna the dwarf replied. "What I
now behold, so little a man on the lap
of so grest a lady." This speech ren
dered the little fellow a grest favor
ite. He becsms a special favorite of
Rtanialaua II., who took him to Eng
Inml and Introduced him to George
III., and for more than half a century
I'orulwuxkl made his borne at the
This dwarf, who at bis tallest was
a yard snd three Inches, had a sister
whoe hesd Just reached her big broth
er's shoulders. Burulwaskl was not
only s bnndnome snd courtly man, but
a scholar of repute. He lived In sve
reigns, snd when be died, lacking only
two years f reaching the century
mark, be was laid to rut in Dunham,
side by side with the Falntafflan
A Dark Smoke.
Funny thing about smoking! If a
msn were compelled to puff a good
cigar with bis eyes shut the operation
woold lose its seat. A man who hsd
undergone a slight operation upon one
of hl je had torir In n 'V'V'-en!
room for a week with bis optics band
ai. After a few days bis doctor
told him he could take a gentle Smoke
if be liked. He jumped at the chance
and to his amazement found it af
forded not the slightest pleasure. To
be aura, men often smoke in the dark.
but there's always the rosy glow of
the lighted end to be seen and the
faint outline of the cloud o" smoke in
the air. There's no more fun In -a
sightless smoke than a salt less erg or
a kiss implanted upon your own hand.
What's the psychology of It. New
He spoke bis lore in German she
answered not a word. In French be
tried to woo her the maiden never
hesrd. IT tried his luck in English,
in Irish all In vain; in Turkish. Greek
and Latin, and In the togue of Spain.
And then an inspiration came to the
angulxbed youth. "The universal lan
guage." he cried. "I'll try, forsooth!"
He kissed the demure maiden and
pressed her to his breast. She under
stood that language, and you can guess
the rest Pearson's.
$100,000 stock of high grade, dependable homeoutfittings to select
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"We want to show you the greatest assortment in homefurnishings ever gathered together, under one roof, all priced at a sav
ing that means the greatest feast of bargains ever attempted, by any concern in the tri-cities.
Rug Dept. Specials for This Week's Selling
EXTEA SPECIAL HEAVY BRUSSELLS RUGS In hand
some designs, suitable for any use; full room size, 9x12. This is
a value, that you will be well pleased with at our special price,
for this week's selling, Q OC
while they last goes for only DsOJ
ALEXANDER SMITH'S AXMINSTER RUGS Room size, 9x
12. These rugs are the very best values ever offered in a moder
ate price domestic Axminster. This gives you only an idea of
the many values in our rug department, fl 1 P OC
awaiting your selection; while they last goes for only $ 1 U0J
Brass and Iron Bed
It will ba well worth your while to fellow this sug
gestion. Sse our brass and iron beds before you
buy. Compare the price, compare the beds.
Msndy, who bad just become a sor
rowing widow, was sorting out ser
eral suifs of black underclothes. Her
friend ssked In great astonishment:
"Mandy. whsh fo yoh done got them
"'Cause when Ah mourns Ah
roourna" Ererybody's Magazine.
Collector Look here, tbe firm I rep
resent wsnts to know when you're go
ing to settle this bill. Debtor Could I
get a Job with the concern you work
for? My curiosity and theirs seem to
coincide. Toledo Blade.
AH the news all the time. The Argus.
Acid Proof will
Just 'Received Our second car of 'Brass
Heds Now on display
A line that for style, quality and price cannot be
equaled in the tri-cities, can be had in any size, style or
finish. Every bed is guaranteed 'for years against tar
nishing; finished with Bakelite Lacquer, Acid Proof;
nothing can harm it.
A saving of 25 to 50$& throughout the entire line
for bsds of like quality elsewhere
The coal pile pays
for these heaters
in their economy in fuel
Hnndirds of trl-clty people hTe dlscOTered this That
our line of Rock Island Riverside Stoves, Ranges and
and Heaters transforms the coal bin into added weeks
weeks of solid comfort, with their saving in fuel.
Now is the time to grasp the opportunity to save 10 to
3 per cent In many instances la this department. Why
suffer tbe ills and pay the bills of a poorly construct
ed stove. Our's cost no more than the common, or In
ferior kind elsewhere.
Wonder Hot Blast Soft
The greatest Hot Blast manufactured. Consumes all
smoke and gas; burns any kind of fuel; the largest
and handsomest heater at the
price, ever eold; built of select
ed high grade material through,
out; fully nickel trimmed; a
world beater at our price.
M Just like Cut
Sunrise Round Oak Heater
New design, built with best grade of selected material;
large fire pot not of sheet iron construction, found on
many cheap Round Oak heaters, but built of heavy cast
iron. Will not rust out; beet of workmanship; equal to
uie most expensive neater in construction;
a big little heater for only
We pay the freight, no matter
where you lite, If beyond oar
auto delivery limit (or oat of
fl 8. MOLBROOIi'g
109-111 East Second Street, Davenport, Iowa
Quick and satisfactory . ante
delivery to any and all points
of the tri-cities. Goods iellv.
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BY WILL SEAT. t
T'S Just like you, Pol-
gr. to be there witn
tbe goods ahead of
everybody els e."
cheerily called Mr.
Olmsted from his
the white and green
mats of elematls that
ran riot on tbe south
The young man mounted the Bar
bie steps. Mr. Olmeted extended bis
hand delightedly and chuckled In
happy contentment. "Glad you're
half an bou- early, my friend. Come
right la. Jeony'll be down In a
"I And I can't go a little touch of
rheumatism. Mr. Olmatel explain
ed, apologetically. "But yon two
U1 enjoy a spin all the more wilt
out me. I know." He smiled stgalfl
tntly. Polger buried himself In tbe depths
t a great rustic chair, deftly swing
ing u rarg well within the sbadow
of the vines.
This August weather's simply
nerce!" be stghed. vigorously fan
ning himself wiih his straw hat.
Tbe old gentleman, ignoring tbe
reference to the weather, launched
Immediately lalo enthusiastic p raise
or ice A. B. & A. deal tha had been
so successfully planned and so neatly
carried into execution by Folger.
The young man's extraordinary
fest tad been almost the sole topic
or conversation of the day la finan
cial circles, and foxy old financiers.
ho hsd been beaten at their own
game, aat up rigidly and took notice
cf tbe youngster. It meant millions
to Folger. but danger to them.
Jennie came down, interrupting
tbe conversation. Polger had said lit
tle. His modest words, combined
wltn bis composure after an exciting
dsy, tended only to strengthen Mr.
Cated'a hlxh opinion ot him.
Level-headed, that fellow Folger
-not a bit puffed up by success a
truly great man!" be commented to
himself with conviction.
"New car. 60-horse power, four
cylinder." Mr. Olmsted explained,
sententious?, as the young msn and
the girl prepared to take their de
parture. Ordinarily Mr. Olmsted was
a man of few words.
"I was so anxious for yon te try
It this afternoon, Folger. I want
your unerring Judgment on Its qual
ities. Take a long trip, and by all
means don't think you've got to hur
"Then in my desperation, this
morning this scheme flashed through
my troubled brain. I resembled Fol
ger. I saw that I con Id easily make
myself Into a respectable likeness of
the bold young financier. 81 se.
weight, carriage, everything was fa
vorable. It seemed foolish and ab
surd at first, bnt ss I turned It over
in my mind It assumed a reasonable,
a logical aspect. I seised upon It
"Mr. Olmsted's near-sightedness,
combined wlta my sk....ul make op
and my disguised voice, gave me fur
ther hope. I acted promptly on the
Impulse. That's how It started, and
you see for yourself how It is end
"O. yes. I can manage the machine
all right." he aasured her. "Tom
Is old enough to take care of himself.
Don't worry about him. little alrl
We'll run on to Wedgefleld and get
married," no said boldly. "la It
He took silence for consent, and
sped Jerkily forward. The sun hsd
fallen below tbe rim cf tall pines
standing dark and gaunt acainst the
sky-line ou the ridge beyond tbe riv
er, and the long scsdows fell across
village and field.
Five miles out. where a white
farm house gltttened In the setting
sun rrom us lony seat on a distant
"Go over there. Tom.' be spoke
more gently, addressing the wonder
ing chauffeur, "and get us some el-
bertaa. Haskell lives there, and Has
kell has the finest peaches in the
Tom shuffled off sulkily.
"Now, little girl. I hope I have a
pleasant surprise In store for you."
He laughed the old, merry laugh,
snatched off his false mustache, re
moved the black wig, and looked up
into ber bewildered face smilingly.
The girl was speechless. "This is
desperate business," be went on, try
ing to control his agitation. "Detec
tives have been at my heelB for a
month, even since that unlucky day
"In Hileman's office this morning
I overheard Folger talking to your
father Prnm what I heard T was
able to fill out the rest of the plat.
I knew what it meant. The invita
tion to test tne machine was a thin
ly disguised excuse. To tell the sim
ple truth, I was desperate, as this at
tempt amply proves.
LaTVIL HXADED, THAT FELLOW FOLGER."
1 hill, the car stopped
It was Folger 'a voice). His tone was
quiet, gentle, earnest and tender. The
low, musical voice thrilled her. Then
she was seised with a terrible fear.
It could not be Folger. He was in
capable of speaking like that.
Tbe man saw her startled fare and
nnderstood. "Don't be afraid. ht
suddenly at said simply.
'It's I Alas LavaL
In July. I thought alt was up with
me. I couldn't reach you by letter or
In any other way. I tried bribery
everything. It wouldn't work.
"Then Folger made his sensation
al deal, and tbe record detailed me
to write up tbe story. I was perfect
ly familiar with every pbsse of It.
and and I admired the master mind
aean old friend?" a. could plan rqch, a coup..
"O. I'm forgetting the most im
portant part of the story," he correct
ed himself. "Two weeks ago a fool
ish idea possessed me I must have
been mad. I fairly blistered my face
and neck In daily sun baths nntll I
was a worthy brother to the brown
man. Mr. Olmsted's everlasting stig
ma ef 'poor pale face' maddened me.
determined to cross the cglqe
line if I did nothing else. I crossed
There was method in tbe adroit
Invitation to try the new car. Olm
sted really cared little for tbe young
men's opinion of it. Folger's atten
tions to his daughter had lately in
creased to a 'point that put the re
tired financier in a most happy frame
of mind, and now that the young
man hsd accomplished a master
stroke in tbe world of finance the
fond parent entertained the firm be
lief .that Jenny would waive all fur
ther objection to the marriage.
He laughed at her objection that
she could not love him. His fsce
clouded momentarily with anger as
he thought of his daughter's attach
ment to Laval.
"Poor pale-faced devil!" he
snapped. "Hardly above tbe rank of
a cub reporter, and having the au
dacity to poke around amongst hon
est folks. I guess I've put a quietus
on him for good."
"City or country?" Inquired the
"Go straight on. and take the river
road," commanded Folger. "We'll
leave the city."
His Imperious manner angered Jen
ny. It wss Just like Folger eold,
selfish, always thinking only of him
self. She hated him.
They sped rapidly along the
smooth river drive, mtfe after mile,
unmindful of the beauty of river and
field he reserved and r.lent, she, re
bellious, silent, humiliated.
"Mercy, stop!" cried the girl sud
denly In dismay as they made a sharp
turn in the road. "We've been
speeding along here like two erazy
people .and Just look what we're
running Into. Rushing into the very
Jaws of the Hon. Let's turn back,
or we will be discovered."
Her keen eyes bad caught the
pudgy form of Mr. Olmsted in the
distance, followed closely by the
stately figure of Folger, crossing the
village street at rapid pace and an-
Ji2acMiueuixcHdly the single po-
llceman the town boasted.
"Must have caused a panic ha"h
home." Laval chuckled. "Now,
don't be afraid. We'll run In nnder
tbe protecting branches of that live
oak, and we'll be safe enough there
until the storm blows over. They
probably caught the 4 o'clock express
and beat us here. Sit still as a
mouse while I go down and beard the
lion in his den. No danger, I assure
you. O, no, no, you must never go!"
His tone was imperious. He hur
ried down the street, laughing at ber
fears. His turn had come.
The two excited gentlemen of the
man hunt had passed Into the vil
lage Inn when Laval approached the
officer. He took the blueoat aside,
and thrust a $20 bill Into his eager
"Take that as a smsll reward for
arresting those men. I know what
they've been saying to you. every
word. The young fellow is the guil
ty man, the other his partner.
They're In a tight place, and they're
trying to throw you off the '.rack.
Don't let tbem bluff you. ixjck tnem
up, keep tbem under lock and key
until I come back, and you'll be hljh
"I'll do it right now. sir." readily
assented the ofner. at he hastened
in the direction of the Inn.
"It takes two to play at any game."
Laval cheered the girl upon his re
turn. "They've hsd their inning:
now we'll have ours. If they don't
succeed In turning over that little
dry dogs box they call their guard
house and make their escape, tbey
can fuse and fume to their heart's
content until we return. It'll do 'em
good. Out on the Sumter road, not
three mile from here, my old chum.
Perry Bonner, it laboring to save the
heathen sinners down here In these
woods. He knows my troubles, and
It will give him infinite happiness to
tie the knot- What do yon say,
The girl had at last fonnd Iter
voice. T1 ril take bjm, too, sh