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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1912.
1 13 1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS &
The Valley Clarion
BY J. M. C.
The superintendent of our
Sunday school reports an xm
vsual increase in attendance
tnd interest on the part of the
yotr-g fclk3. Already plans are
vi'der way for the annual
Crristmas tree exercises.
ctted and extended an invito
t:on to the board to attend a
contest and turkey lunch at the
jllery next Wednesday even
ii fj. The invitation was ac
cepted by a rising vote, the
beard to attend in a body.
Eric Dalton and Bert Maples,
oni tonsorial artists, have con
solidated. Mr. Dalton will con
tinue in his old stand, where
Justice Eben Newton pre-ihc expects to be able to look
diets a mild winter, basing' -ter the patrons who were
Bimc on the never-failing sk-n fmerly divided between the
that his corn3 have passed Dec. tw0 establishments, mr. aaapies
10 without hurting as they do, haa accepted a position as extra
in a normal season. ! conductor on the intenxrban.
: Eitween times he will assist his
double loss and impelled him to ear,
"Just wait; he'll pay double if I can
On account of the rebuilding of a
bridge last week in the town of Buffalo J law, Mrs
Prairie, Monroe Roberts, the mail car- j
Her from Taylor Ridge, drove a half
i mile out of his way In order to deliver Well, it isn't who some think" it is, but
mail to all of his patrons. In order to j it is some one who is onto the Job all
do tbis, he had to go through four gates ! right and can see through the hole in
and feed 150 head of hogs so he could . a grindstone.
slip through a barnyard without their The revival at Prairie Creek, north-
sold it to Mervin Tarlot, fanner, and :
his cousin, Merl Xeiswender, peda- j
gogue of this place, who asked the leas-1
ers of the garage, Emerson Reynolds j
and John Kibble of this place, to con-1
tinue till spring, but under the circum-1
stances It is likely they have quit by j
W. E. Shong helped his mother-in-!
Reuben Sponseller, move to
Sherwood last week.
"Wonder who writes the Xey items?
getting out. Mr. Roberta is certainly
an accommodating carrier.
TKASIXQ THE EDITOR.
(Port Byron Globe.)
Clarence Allen of Laurel, Iowa, In
paying his subscription for another
year, writes as follows:" I am enclos
ing a $1 bill for the Globe another year.
We look for it as regular as Saturday
comes. The weather is fine here for
the corn huskers and the corn around
here from CO to 90 bushels per acre.
There appears a surprising business associate, which will J The most of it will be picked this week
and some of them have gone to shell
ing their new corn. I see In the Globe
lack of musical culture in these j give him an opportunity to keep
p: rts. Lew Addey, formerly! in touch with his old-time cus
first cometist in the Valley' tcmers.
band, ha.3 found it impossible,'
be cause of absence of patron- j Marshal Talbot says the Val
age, to maintain the studio he;1 is more effectively policed
.nened a-month atro over Gin-' now than il has been for yea".
There was not a single
made in November.
that yon are haTing electric lights in
stalled. That Is right, keep the good
work going on. It would be a nice thing
for the town if it had a water plant
Laurel is one of the best business towns
of hs alse in the state. The roads are
fine here for the autos and there are
arrest mem arouna nere. rrai we nave
no hills as large as Port Byron has for
! the cars to make it on "high." We are
i all well, and expect to eat the fatted
Only four months till spring.'. duck for Thanksgiving dinner. If you
your coal pile? So is
were here I would Invite you to have
t some of the dressing which we learn
the duck to swim in.
Send in $1 and have the
Clarion delivered a year to some
It will surprise him.
gles' flour and feed store. Mr.
Addey has closed the studio,
ar.d with reluctance, inasmuch
a3 he felt there was a great
field here for endeavor along
tb? lines he chose to pursue.
The gifted musician will remain
with us until spring, when he
expects to accept one of several friend.
f ttr&ctive offers he has receiv-l
ed from circus managements to! During the progress of a
affiliate with their band organ-1 chicken pie social at the church
iz::tions. j Thursday evening one of the
- - I lamps exploded and there was Mn tn cp coal tank in Knox county
Newt Plummer dropped out; considerable confusion. Dea; recenUy, a snak. about three feet long
I con Allen, who escaped through j timbers and down the back of Foster's
a window, reported the loss of:8Dlrt- 11 18 not related who got the
51 R R i aoV. i. worl scarea, out tney were not long m
I ' F I parting company and both got away
jters. Detective Amo3 Duncan j unharmed.
i volunteered in the case, and
. I A IOWA WEDDING.
Deacon Allen; (BarlTille. Iowa. Phoenix.)
possession of j The home of Mr. and Mrs. D. F.-Lax-gloves.
The ' Bon was tne Bcene ' P" conviviality
east of town, developed no very appre
ciable results. Xey Correspondence.
DEFI TO SVOBOCRACY.
(Bryan. Ohio, Press.)
It seems very peculiar to the person
on the fence to notice that when some j
one commits an indiscretion thought- j
lessly the whole surrounding flock of j
Christian patriots sit up on their
haunches and howl ferociously and then
jump with both feet on such party; but j
if one of their pedigreed snobocracy j
gets in the habit of committing indis
cretions with malice aforethought and
so on, and is once in a while brought
up with a furious Jerk, these same pa
triotic Christians of peanut calibre get
up on their hind legs and with buzzard
claw to beak gurgle in strangled ac
cents the magic word, "Sh-h." Blamed
funny whose bull hooked whose cow
makes all the difference in the world.
Whoever likes the taste can put this
In the pipe and smoke it.
THE 3EE HIVE
Cor. 2nd & 'Brady
Vabenport . . lolva
TIP FOR FTRXITCHE ME.X.
Rumor says that wedding bells are
to ring on two occasions in the near
future In Fenton.
While Lawrence Foster was at work
of sight, so to speak, last Tues
day niht, and there was con
siderable anxiety among h:s
family and friends until he
fI-owcc! up at home at noon the
r'ry following and announced he two days later
v&s restored to
the money and
EDWARD HOWARD GRIGGS
TO TALK ON PROGRESS
The Davenport University Extension
society has arranged for a series ofi
talks on "Human Progress' by Edward j
Iioward Griggs at the Davenport high!
school auditorium. The series of six'
lectures will be given weekly Monday
evenings at 8 o'clock beginning Jan. 6.
The subject is a study in modern civ
ilisation and will be dealt with under
Jan. 6 "What Is Progress?"
Jan. 13 "The Cause of Human
Jan. 20 "Elements of the Ideal
Jan. 27 "Historic Sources of Mod
Feb. 3 "Womanhood and Human
Feb. 10 "The Social Ideal in Mod
If you like to read conservative advertisements the kind that do not quote
exaggerated values or promise the impossible, then read OUR ADS.
We Offer here a Telv Suggestions Concerning Practical
and Useful Christmas Gifts for Women and Misses
First sf All Turs
What gift could be mor. appropriate or appreciated, or give
more lasting satisfaction and service? A gift that will keep the gen
erous giver In mind long after Xraas has gone Into history. From
the standpoint of style, quality and variety, every advantage is of
fered you he re
MuffS from $1.98 to $15
Neckpieces from $1.25 to $25
Fur Sets from $2.98 to $60
Fur Sets for Children from $2.25 to $25
Why Not Give a Handsome
Many persons will find the gift problem solved in the exceptional
collection of chiffon and silk waists that we have assembled for the
holiday season. Xmas gifts that will be received with the highest
appreciation. Nicely packed in holly boxes
$1.98 to $7.50
linens, repps, ratine and
The popular tailored shirts are here
l ad f alien asleep at the Elite
moving picture show, the pro-'
r.rietor failing to wake him be
fore closing for the night.
Jnll-Lt i i. I :
identity of the culprits is known Xov 21
criy to our detective.
The Valley board at a special
fission sustained a complaint
el a number of our prominent
fitiTcns against the operation
'1 fhootirg galleries after 8 in
ti '. evening because of the at-ti-dtirl
disturbance to those
v.bo nrc in the liP.bit of taking
a full quota cf sleep nightly.
U;ite Gingles, owner of the un
nnuriifld store room adioinine-
.. .. , . . " . , a lunch basket with them. Thy will
th: gauery being conducted by,,
(Ieii(l the day in rehearsing.
Dud Bink, appeared before the
board charging that he had butter th. bhk-ks.
r j t.- 1 1 Reynolds Press.)
been miormed mr. iiinK wasj It
was necessary 'o use kerosene
selling liquor on the 8ly as a' lamps at the opera house Friday even-
side line. Three members of lnB
t- 1 s t -j. i 1 ' Sam McAdam has fixed ut) a fine
me ooara who pnue iiiemseives i0j. , , ,u . '
1 , , laundry room in the basement of his
on their marksmanship admit-1 residence, it is equipped, of course,
ted having frequently patroniz-i wi,n an Plfctric wanner and many oth-
Hl the Bink gallery and of each 7,?!f"-, 11 is 'TvV7
6 J tliat it 1 all much appreciated by Mrs.
winning one of the fine geese McAdam.
hung lip as prizes, but all pro-i Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schlueter are
tested they had not discerned esi,,c!aI!y P1a8rd that their seventh
. . , . . child is a girl. The newly arrived miss
any evidence of trafficking m w.eiKh))d 94 pound.
intoxicating liquids. Accord-j a valuable cow belonging to Clyde
itigly the complaint was ignor-! Krnt foundered and died last week. He
ed. Mr. Bink was present at''d th hide but when he went to skin
r ; the carcass, found that somebody else
the meeting when he was vindi-ihad "beat him to it." This made a
j The ceremony was rendered peculiar
! ly pleasant by its feature of unconven
jtionality, freedom from stiffness that
so of ter characterizes such moments,
'just before 6 p. m.. Miss Orra Laxson,
j presiding in her artistic way at the
j piano, began the prelude to the wed
jdlng march, presently the minister was
j seen in the room shaking hands and
I visiting, reaching the appointed spot
without attracting attention. While the
FHOM OUR EXCHANGES
;' Miss Mildnd Camp, "our switchten
I der." went out on a strike last Friday
ami struck until Monday morning, then
I cam- back to work,
I'HKIMHUB FOR C IIHISTMAS.
(Stark County News.)
; All ih;'n1rn taking part in the Christ-
' mas exercis- s are requested to meet at !iU happen to reach the "destined lo
; the church Saturday morning, bringing ! cation" in front of the minister, where
in most suitable words with the ring
ceremony they were pronounced hus
band and wife.
The bride was most exquisitely gown
ed in white marquisette over white eat
in. all of finest texture. She presented
a figure of great charm and loveliness.
The groom, tall and symmetrical, attir-
Public Sale of Land.
We will offer at public sale at the
farm known as the Sheffelbein farm,
six miles west of Wapello, seven and
one-half miles south of Columbus Junc
tion, Louisa county, Iowa, 400 acres
of land to the highest bidder. This
farm is located within three-quarters of
a mile of school and church. Farm in
good repair. Main traveled road from 1
Washington to Wapello. Rural service I
of mail delivery. A 10-room house
with closets complete, hall, porches,
house heated with furnace and lighted
with .gas, hot and cold water, bath
room, kitchen, laundry complete;
bride and groom were mingling with j cement walks, cistern water; all build
the guests in a very undisturbed way,
till just the exact time, they seemed to
ings new and in good repair; two
barns, one 70x40, with shed; also one
barn 30-32, with shed on three sides
thereof; a double cornerlb, 30x40, with
14-foot driveway; one corn crib, 24x25,
with 10-foot driveway; two hog houses,
40x20 and 20x8; workshop, 14x16, with
cement floor; chicken house, 20x20,
with cement floor; one deep well, with
windmill and four other wells; three
large tanks; one cement tank; one
five-'on wagon scale; threshing ma-
ed in conventional black, impressed all , chine shed. The land is of black loam,
present with bis handsome and manly (part of which is gently rolling. There
bearing. We hear that unions are made ' are two hog pastures, watered by
$1.00 to $3.98
Give the Lady a Plush or
Caracul Coat and We
Will Give Her a Hu1f to Natch
Many wives and daughters who have been allowed to choose for themselves the
gift most wanted, have selected one of these coats and many mora will be surprised
with one on Christmas morning.
Fine Plush Coats with muffs to match, $18.75 to $80.
Caracul and other Fur Fabric Coats with muffs, $8JS to $35.
If she doesn't fancy a plush or caracul coat of course there are other materials
galore. New Coats in late season models and very atractlve values at $B.9S to $80.
Children's Cloth, Plush and Caracul Coats A great variety at all prices.
Skirts, Dresses, Petticoats, Slveaters,
in heaven. All felt that the case here.
The whole affair had been planned
with great and loving care and was car
ried out with the minutest precision.
So the evening wan most radiant and
jcyoua to everyone present.
KEY'S KRW SCRIBE.
(Bryan, Ohio, Press.)
Business here is pretty good, especi
ally in live stock and wet goods.
Mrs. Rosa Arnholt of Brunersburg.
successor to Frank Clinker as proprie
tor of the Sherwood garage, last week
springs. The farm is tiled. Young
orchards; all kinds of small fruit; 200
acres of abqve land is in cultivation,
balance in blue grass pasture and tim
ber. The terms of the said sale will be
made known on day of sale, which will
take place at the above farm at 2
o clock p. m., Dec. 18, 1912.
W. H. SHEFFELBEIN,
Paschall Bros., Auctioneers.
are foremost among the appropriate and practical things for gift giving always need
ful, always can be made use of. You can select them at our store with the as
surance that they will be correct and satisfactory.
One sf the Knitted Auto bonnets .
will delight most any woman or miss. Aside from being the newest and most popu
lar novelty of the season In headgear, they are certainly most practical for cold
blustery weather. All colors, in a great variety of sty lea, 69e to $2.25.
The Store Wi'h a Rebuta'ion
Qr. 2nd & Brady. Davenport
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Make It an Electric
Brews full flavored coffee
without bitterness right
on the dining room table,
too! Doesn't boil, so doesn't
spoil. El Perco way the
Expensive? No! Costs
(From The Argus Files of 1887.) 1
Lec. 10. Anyone disputing the sway
of king corn would have had his
dc-ubts vanished by an insight to the
p&ilors of the First M. E. church last
eening. The occasion was one of
those pleasant and social entertain
ments for which the ladies of the
church are bo deservedly popular and
for which they had originated a novel
affair called a "corn festival," given
by the ladies' missionary eocieties of
the church. A supper was served, the
bl;i of fare including corn bread, corn
ed beef, corn Johnny cake, coin-fed
turkey, corn gems, biscuits, corn hom
iny and hulled corn, corn meol mush,
corn popped, corn starch cake and cof
fee The affair was a great success
bg ially and financially.
Pec. 12. The Gilpin Hose company
ball at Turner hall Saturday night
broke up in a disgraceful row and had
to be dispersed by Deputy Marshal
Ku mer and Officers Cary and Lidilers.
One policeman got into dangerous
quarters during the melee, but his col
leagues came to his rescue.
Miss Kate Hawes has Just completed
a ne portrait painting her initial ef
foit In that direction which reflects
trao artistic skill and ability.
The different protestant churches of
the city Joined in the annual meeting
of the Rock Island County Bible so
ciety at the U. P. church last evening.
Dec. 13. The river is now so low
that an excellent opportunity is af
forded to study the channel of the up
per rapids. Wearing a pear of rubber
bocta, a man can wade around as
though in a creek, and a good many
pilots are doing so, too. The bottom
seems to be trying to get up 10 ine
top. and is bringing with it such things
as have been dropped from boats dur
ing the laet many years. The low
wf.ter mark is almost to that of 1864.
Dec. 14. About the middle of the
performance at Harper's theatre Tast
night someone In the gallery detected
the presence of smoke and cried.
Fire." A panic was narrowly avert-
mainder of his clothing and to the
niRterial used in upholstering. He
fought the flames as best he could and
finally turned in an alarm. Employes
of the shop extinguished the blaze.
Dec. 15. In the board of supervis
ors' meeting yesterday the Brush
Electric Light company submitted a
pioposition to put two lights on the
court house tower of 2,000 candle pow
er and maintain the same for three
"MY SYSTEM WAS
TERRIBLY RUN DOWN"
years for 1200 per annum. The citj
paya for two there, and if the board
accepts the proposition, as it should,
and doubtless will, there will be th
necessary light furnished In that pari
But Much Improved Since Tak
ing Father John's
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Bids will be received at the mayor'i
office, Rock Island, 111., until 9 a. m.t
Dec. 21, 1912, for 30,000 feet of red or
white oak lumber, three inches thick,
for bridge flooring, sawed in length as
follows: 20,000 feet, 4 feet 5 inches
in length; 10,000 feet, 4 feet 7 inch.-n
In length. F. O. B. Searstown, Rock
Island county, Illinois, on the C, R. I.
& P. railway. 11. M. SCHUIVER,
I Is Good Coal
In a recent letter from Cincinnati,
Miss Emma Gramke says: "My sys
tem was terribly run down and I have
Improved very much since I took
Father John's Medicine. I have al-
ed. The fire occurred on the second i ready recommended It to several of my
Iff? -nT?Kir i
fell it - : VI
fleer in the rooms occupied by the
Cl-smann & Salzmann furniture store.
George Trenkenschuh, one df the up
holsterers, went up to the shop with a
'kerosene lamp which exploded and set
bin apron on fire. He tore the gar-
. j nient from h!m, but the flames had
2 communicated themselves to the re-
fi lends." (Signed) Miss Emma
Gramke, 1573 Tremont street, Fair
mount, Cincinnati, Oblo.
Remember Father John's Medicine
is a pure food medicine that builds
new strength and flesh. A doctor's
piescription, free from alcohol or dan
gerous drugs. (Advertisement.)
Cor. 24th St. and 3rd Ave.