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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1912.
B 1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS 1 3
The Valley Clarion
BY J. M. C.
Doc Tlllman reports many ill
after the turkey holiday. He'
eayi folks will persist in over
loading: having reference to
food, of course and in conse
quence must pay the penalty.
Amos Duncan, our justly
famed detective, spent Thanks
giving: in the village, returning
after an absence of several
weeks. He stated that he had
been husking corn for farmers
in an adjoining county, but we
learn from an authoritative
source that he had his mail for
warded to a big city in the mid
die west, where an important
criminal case is being conducted
by the government. Mr. Dun
can, true to his profession, is
loath to discuss his private af
fairs in the public prints, and
accordingly we are not able to
satisfy the craving among our
citizens for authentic informa
tion concerning his recent mean
derings. However, we are con
fident that Mr. Duncan will ac
quit himself with credit in what
ever mystery he has been apply
:ig his talents to.
Bert Maples, our trustworthy
tonsorial artist, announces that,
beginning Jan. 1, the price of
hair-cutting in his establish
nent will be increased from 20
to 26 cents. Mr. Maples, in
justification of the advance, re
fers tothe action of barbers in
various cities over the country.
He finds further occasion in the
fact that the men in the Valley
are falling into the custom of al
lowing their hair to be undis
turbed during the winter season.
Dave Doose received a post
card from his wife in Caifornia
Tuesday. She informed him
lie conld expect a letter from
her shortly before Christmas.
Postmaster Ebbetts says bus
iness is rushing with him, and
for the last week he has been
obliged to neglect his home
chores in order to' be at the
office at 8 to work the mail that
cmcs in on the Chicago flyer, lenlng at the club house. Dancing was
The Thanksgiving postcards' enjoyed nn.l delightful refreshments
master aidn t find time to read ure. said he had a rollicking, frolicking
iKrom The ArgiiB Flies of 1887.)
Nuv.-i.'.l'rr 25 Old Father Time cut a
w't im'ch In his endless calendar.
Ytfcit-rduy, TUunksgivlng day, but in
lite of th moiatuess. everyone was!
hai ; j . The morning was
i:uiii;!y to religious observances. At
Tr.ulty tLere were services both
morning and evening. The other pro
tesUut denominations pastors and
ccr.t-rratlons united in praise and
thankeglvlug at the First M. E.
church. Recreatiou and refreshment
of course contributed to the pleasure
and profit of the day. Sheriff Silvis
did nut forget that his prisoners wers
human, and he therefor prepared a
special ft-ast of turkeys and other
good 'hings. and had it served at a
seasonable hour. The Dun lap opera
companv gave two clever entertain
ments at Harper's theatre yesterday.
In the afternoon Adran's "Indiana"
ai presented. In the evening the
"lUack Hussar" was the attraction,
and the theatre was comfortably flllel.
A cumber of society folks from this
city attended the ball at Masonic hall,
Moline, last evening. The Franklin
Hose company commemorated the oc
casion with a dance last night.
lUrry Cleveland came home from
Knox college, at Galesburg, to est
Thui.kfe'.viiiR turkey with his parents.
A black wolf rob lined with black
fiuU was stolen fromY E. Looaley at
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rfund.d. Costs only $1.00 per box. Ask for free booklet telling you
a:i about ORRINE. Harper Hous pharmacy. II. O. Rolfs, prop. (Adver
more than half of them.
Alf Nooby, our popular in
terurban conductor, has sever
ed his connection with the com-
' pany, and has departed for the
west to look over a flattering
proposition in that section. His
engagement to wed Miss Mazie
mason, uc&ei seuer at me iue
picture house, which was to
have been an event ol the com
ing month, has been indefinitely
postponed. Miss Dazie was
honoree at a number of show-
crs, and received dozens ofj
things suitable for home fur
nishing. She says she has care
fully laid 'them away and will
preserve them. She refuses to
discuss the status of her affair
with Mr. Nooby.
FB0M OUE EXCHANGES.
TITLE DEED XX POETRT.
A deed for the conveyance of a piece
of land that is one of the greatest legal
curiosities in the world, was drawn up
in 18S1 by J. Henry Shaw, a lawyer at
Beardstown, LIL The curio complies
with every requirement of the law, and
has more than once been declared by i
the courts of this state to be entirely
valid. It reads as follows:
I, J. Henry Shaw, the grantor herein.
Who live at Beardstown, the county
For seven hundred dollars to me paid
By Charles E. Wyman, do sell and con
vey Lot two (2), In block forty (40), said
county and town.
Where Illinois river flows placidly
And warrant the title forever and aye,
Waiving a homestead and mansion, to
both a good-bye.
And pledging this deed is valid in law,
I add here my signature, J. Henry
(Seal) Dated July 25, 1881.
I, 8ylveser Emmons, who live at
A Justice of peace and fame and re
nown. Of the county of Cass, in Illinois state,
Do certify here that on the same date.
One J. Henry Shaw to me did make
That the above deed and name were
And he stated he sealed and delivered
Voluntarily, freely, and never would
His homestead therein; but, left all
Turned hrs face to the street and his
back to his home.
(Seal) S. EMMOXS, J. P.
Dated Aug. 1, 1S1.
I MIC'lUGA SOIIKTY.
(Michigan City Dispatch.)
About 30 couples, members of the
Pottawattamie Country club, and their
friends enjoyed a masque jiarty last ev
the Rock Island depot on
avenue, Wednesday evening.
November 2C It Is a settled fact that
the C, B. & Q. is about to enter Rock
island, Davenport and Moline for Cbi-
, cago business. The order has in fact
already been issued and is iu reality
in effect now, though the new tariffs
have not all been received by Division
Agent Mack. The citizens of Rock 1s-
land will certainly rejoice in. tb s in- , ... . , .,
. ' . ' .omit anything when I am making out
novation on the part of the Q. Com- ,,
petition in freight rates to this point !m'.tOU, . ,
. v t.v. j . .. There's no use quarrel ng about it,
means health and prosperity of the , , T .. . ... A
,. ,., A .v 'Mabel. Let s be sensible. 1 11 put down
town, and Rock Island will give the , . , . , . .
,. , v,. ... - ,. . . I every cent I spend, so you w,U have a
new route to Chicago It full share of, . ' ' . .
t..m t i u. jl 'Chance to see Just how much of our
traffic freight and passengers going . ,
in that direction I ,ncome Is qundered by me. I don t
' ! ask ycu to do any more than I'm will-
. I ing to do myself."
Miss Kate Byrnes ws. takn sud- j ?0 the matttr wa3 arranped. At the
denly with hemorrhage of the stomach !end of tue flrgt day Mr Middleton flg
at her millinery store on Second ave- , up hi perBonal expenses as fol-
uuv i u.av iifli rvruiug, axiu was
conveyed home by a physician. She
is resting easy today, but. is no better.
M v . ,
November 28 The Central Presby-
terlan church celebrated Its fiftieth
anniversary yesterday with fitting
Yesterday was the coldest day of
the season. The sharp radical change
ln the weather came on Saturday
night, and, yesterday the thermometer
did not get much higher than the
ten-above-sero-mark. So thickly and
rapidly did the ice form in the river
that Capt. Cameron hurried the ferry
off to her winter place of safety.
good time, and believed he was not the
enly one who had that sort of a good
REFERRED TO BrRXS.
We have been asked a good many
times what becomes of all the money
the state gets from our people for au
tomobile licenses. We freely give out
the Information that we do not know.
I ft n fl TiJIVA Tl ftrpr tinnnonm"! Dmwi mnw
. -. - ww
one that did know.
BETTER THIS SLIPPERS.
(Port Byron Globe.)
The admission fee to a church social
at Trivola recently was 10 cents and a
potato. After the crowd had collected
it was found thev h&A twn hnKhcla nf
potatoes. These were given to the
TRANSFER WORTH WHILE.
(Port Byron Globe.)
The Globe editor met Walter Cooley,
a former Port Byron boy, in Rock Is
land Tuesday and he said he would
soon quit his position as lineman and
go to Texs, where he had bought 160
acres of land.
SPEAKIXO FROM EXPERIENCE t
Assistant Surgetin General W. C.
Rucker of the United States public
health service declares that the bed-
bug is not a "disgrace," but a "posl
ve danger." We don't care what the
bedbug is as long as we don't have to
sleep with him.
THE COST OP HIGH LIVING.
"Mabel," said Henry Middleton, "you
and I have got to cut down our expens
es, or there's going to be serious trou
ble. We are not only not saving any
thing for the rainy day, but we're
spending more money than I am earn
ing. You may be able to figure out how
It will be possible for us to go on doing
that without getting a bump, but I
"What do you suggest?" h!s wife
asked, trying to be amiable.
"In the first place, I would suggest
that you cut down on this Christmas
present foolishness. It's all right toj
buy presents for your mother and your
father and perhaps for a few a very
few of your most intimate friends;
but this thing of sending away car
loads of stuff every Christmas Just to
show that you have money to buy out
the stores or to indicate that your
credit's good strikes me as about the
worst nonsense Imaginable."
"Very well, if that's the way you
feel about It, I suppose- I'll have to
shut myself up In my shell and forget
that Christmas means anything."
"But cufing down on Christmas pres
ents isn't going to be enough. We've
got to economize all along the line,
You spend too much money on little
'things without realizing that the dimes
ana quarters mat go nere ana tnere
amount to anything."
"I suppose you never spend dimes
and quarters without realizing that
they are going to amount to dollars?"
"I have mighty few dimes and quar
ters to spend. I'll bet there isn't an
other man In this town with an income
'as larEe M mIne wno spends less for
his own Plfiasure than I do."
: discharge the cook and do ihe family
washing myself, and try to quit need
ing new clothes and "
"Now, let's not quarrel, dear. Let's
be reasonable about this thing. I have
an idea that I think will help us both
to adopt a course which will save us
future sorrow. Let's keep a daily ac
count of our personal expense, and ev
ery night you will look over my list
and I'll look over yours. In that way
we'll both bo brought to a realization
of the money we are frittering away
without noticing it. What do you
"Oh, very well, if you. think I need
watching I suppose I'll have to submit.
You might get a private detective to
follow me around and see that I don't
Car fare ln out of town
iMet Billy Thurston .50
shoes shined 10
! Barber 25
, jjet T'o'mmy D. and Frank U
: Four c ..!.!!'.!"." .
Matched with Charley M JZh
After dinner Mrs. Middleton asked:
"Have you made out your expense
account for today, Henry?"
'No,' he replied, "I have been so
busy that I forgot all about it. Have
you made out yours?
"Yes. It is in my desk. 111 get it."
"Oh, neer mind. dear. I've been
thinking the thing over, and it seems
to me that it would be pusillanimous
of me to expect you to account for ev
ery cent you spend. We'll both try to
i be as careful as we can to avoid spend
! log money foolishly and let It go at
"Aren't you go!n to light a cigar?
"No. I've smoked once today. I
guess 111 begin to give it up gradually.
What are you crying about?"
"I'm so sorry, dear. I went to see
Alice Pollard today and spent 10 cents
car fare when I might have walked.
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That new addition just platted np on that charming spot we have all admired for so many years, on the north side
of Fourteenth avenue, between Thirty-second and Thirty-fourth streets.
Visit This New Addition Tomorrow
When you are out for that after-dinner walk, or take an Elm street car directly to it. If the weather is fair down
town, it will be FINE up there, where the air is always fresh Cool in Summer, Mild in Winter. ( '
Visit this beautiful spot tomorrow afternoon and learn why.
A representative of the owner will be there between 2 and 4 o'clock. (
C. S. IMcDaniel, Agent
At Office Saturday Nights.
Tri-City Railway Company to
Conduct Campaign to Lessen
Street Car Accidents.
Prevention of accidents to passen
gers and pedestrians through a series
of instructive advertisements and by
means of blotters distributed to all
the school children, is the campaign
which will be inaugurated by the Tri
City Railway company.
The campaign which has accom
plished most noteworthy results in
other cities where it has been carried
out. will be under the direction of
AndArms. Terrible Itching, Blistery
Soreson Arm and Limbs. Could not
Sleep. Used Cuticura Remedies.
Entirely Rid of All Skin Eruptions.
Warren vllle. O. "I have feat the effect
of blood poisoning for eighteen years. I was
never without anme eruptions on my body.
The terrible itching caused
ma much suffering sad dis
comfort, while the rubbing
and scratching made it worse.
"Last spring I bad a
terrible breaking out of
bustery sores on my arms
and limbs. My face and
arms were almost covered
with rash. I could not sleep
and lost nineteen pounds in Ave weeks,
ily faca was terribly red and sore, and felt
as If my sain was on fire. At last I tried
a sample of Cuticura Soap and Cutirura
Ointment and I found them so cool, sooth
leg and hnallng that I got some Cuticura
Soap, Cuticura Ointment, and Resolvent.
I bathed with hot water and Cuticura Soap,
then I applied tha Cuticura Ointment every
night for two months, and I am entirely
cured of all skin eruption.'" (SlgneUj Mrs.
Kathryn Krafft. Kov. 28. 1911.
Cuticura Soap is best or ktn and hair
because of Its extreme purity, delicate yet
erectie medication, and refreshing fra
grance. It costs but UtUe more than ordi
nary soaps, wears to a wafer and gives
comfort and satisfaction every moment of
Its, use, for toilet, bath and nursery. CuU
eura Soap and Ointmect are sold everywhere.
Liberal sample of each mailed free, with 32-p.
EUd Book. Address postcard "Cuucura,
Dept. T. Boston.
MTender-faeed men should use Cuticura
Soap having Stick. 2Sc Eampie free.
Why Not Build That New Home
r 7&rf , AVENUE g
502 Safety B!dg.
Claim Agent Marcussen, who has for
mulated the plans for the entire cam
paign. The newspapers will .be used
for the display of instructive illus
trated talks, cards will be inserted in
the street cars and the school chil
dren will be furnished with blotters
containing an illustration of accidents
and talks on how to avoid them. .
The result of the campaign is ex
pected to materially reduce the num
ber of accidents resulting from street
cars and will post passengers on how
to board and alight from a car. The
women will come in for a large part
of the instruction and the many minor
accidents that occur almost dally will
be entirely eliminated.
In brief, some of the "don't" rules
to be emphasized are the following:
Don't get off until the car stops.
Don't Jump on or off a car while
moving at speed.
Don't get off facing the rear of a
Don't put your head or arms out of
Don't ride on the steps of a car.
Don't pull the bell rope.
Don't drive out of a cross street on
to the tracks without first seeing that
the way is clear.
Don't, allow your children to run
and play on the streets.
Don't allow your boys to steal rides
on the cars.
Don't cross the track behind the car
from which you have Just alighted
without first seeing that no car or
vehicle is coming from the other di
rection. A Preference.
"After all." said Mrs. Oldrastle as
they were returning from the picture
gallery to the drswing room. "1 think
my preference is for Botticelli."
"Well." replied her hostess. "I can't
ay that mine is. For me It doesn't
seem that there's anything to beat
good old fashioned rsip berry Jam."
That elitor Is terribly alow at read
"Think so? Why. I know the rime
he went fh rough twelve stories lo less
than a minute. "
"Gracious! When wan tbatr
. "When the elevator broke." Phils
Appropriate to the Occasion.
"My tailor always bas a touch of the
appropriate in b!s work."
"Yes: I've known him to press
mourning suits with sadirons." Balti
If yon went money, go to strangers.
If yon want adviot?. go to friends. Ir
you wsnt nothing, go to relations
S N N
AT I I I 1 I I
2. " AOD.
Ask for Plans
WILL FORM A UNION
As part of the general scheme for
the organization of a "conference," or
athletic union, of Catholic colleges, an
association of smaller colleges will be
included in thd plans for the closer re
lationship of Notre Dame, Marquetto
and other universities. SU Ambrose
college of Davenport has been Invited
to Join la forming the union of col
leges. Tentative plans have been arranged
for the association of DePaul, St. Igna
tius and Loyola of Chicago, St. Via
tor's of Kankakee, 111., St. Joseph's of
Dubuque, St Joseph's, Indiana and St.
Ambrose of Davenport.
Communications have been address
ed to the faculties of these colleges,
requesting that they send representa
tives to Chicago some time during tha
holidays, when plans will be perfect
The Mitchell & Lyride
Did not accept savings accounts though many were of
fered, but the State Bank, its successor, will gladly re
ceive in its Savings Department the accounts of those
who could not formerly bo accommodated.
Now is a good time to open that new account.
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
Capital $200,000.00 Surplus $100,000.00
PHIL MITCHELL, President K. T. ANDER80N, Cashier
U 8. WHITE. Vice President C. P. CHANSON, Assistant Cashier.
4 INTEREST ON SAVINGS
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT
of Our 500 Modern Homes.
ed. The exact date will be determin
Roir T A rVMoM attilatl llWnr
at St. Anihrosn, will represent the
It is puriiosed that the association
will do much for the development of
athletics and certain standards regu
luting the amateur standing, eta. of
studtuts taking part in sport.
Stayed That Way.
"Hello. Stubbs: Haven't seen yoj
fbr months. The last time we met. t
remember, you were trying to break
Into literature. Ild you succeed?"
"Yb. aud I've been broke ever
since." Host on Transcript.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adver
sity Is a greater. Possession pampers
the mind; privation trains and
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