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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. APRIL 14. 1913.
FOR ROADS ESSAY
DENVER LASS HAS MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT
PLAYMATE; PSYCHOLOGISTS INTERESTED
Children in Rural Districts Are
Asked to Take Part in the
The attention of country school
teacher add trustees in called to a
gold medal offered for rural p5p!!
throughout the couiitrj.
AniioutK -!ii-r:t liitH been received
from the office of public roads a
branch of the Of part ment of agricul
ture at Washington of a good roads
composition contest. To take part in
undertaking will not only help to
advertise trie county through its rti
t j I h . out the pupils competing will
know much more about the schools
hn they have finished their papers
th.-in they did before starting them.
The announcement says:
"A gold medal to the kcIiooJ hoy or
girl between the ages of l'i and 15
. ho writes the best composition, not
to exceed tom words, on the repa'r and
niaintetiance of earth roads, is to be
awarded by iigar, Waller Pace, riiree.
tor, fiff.ee cf public roads. I'ni'ed
States department of agrie u!t ure, at ;
WaRhinsfon. D. ('.
"All compositions must be submif
ted to Mr. I'm ce before May 1.". ISIS,
and ihe medal w ill be a carried as soon
'hereafter as the compositions can be
traded. The composition ma lie
b: fed upon knowledge gained from
books or other sources, bin no fjuota
lirns should be made.
"After many Nenrs experience in
b-.-ilirg with the p.ibii" ro'id situation
' the country, ii is Mr. fare's belief
tli.it igiiorr.ncc of ro;ds i as much
the 'nucp of their bad condition an
other one factor It is expected
fi.m the conipe' ;' ion will brine about
a better understanding of the sul'je't
'' lepair and 111ainter1.11.ee in ti;'- rural
"Mftiy children li vine in 'be rur.il
'i s ri'ts hve experienced the disad
NnnTa;:es of road made in passable
through a lack f proper maintenance
n"d i' is expected that their interest
In the competition will stimui.''
I' ..-ill re'ids i;ne prevented many ch
liren from ob; i i n ; im a proper educa
tion am! have even presented doctors
f'- i- -. i - -1 t tr tin- side of rural pa-
t;cet. 1 1 tlni" Ml w their li'es
"i" bild between the aces men
tioned. r.tf miiiic a country ('hd.i!.
In. IN ee;i Ipete Otl'v oil'' side of the
paper must he written upon; each
I,...-,, should be iiuii, bet ed ; tli" name.
: ;i' and address of the writer and
tb inline and location of the slool.
which he or she is attendiliE. must be
r ' ui!v written a: the top or the first
"Th" annoMM ement of the ronipe'i
tion h:is be'-n sent to the siipenntend-.-its
of schools in the rural districts.
No further infoniin: ion can be obiain
e i from the office of public roads.
This announcement should he plain to
every one rtid all chi'dren will thus
itjirt upon a basis of equality."
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I tj '51 .S?'i Corinne Mayfield.
I '- I I t whit shoes and
lien' ei. r.,'.. April 14. "Margie,"
l.tt.e s j l-i playatate of C.irinn;
'.ii rta .i .... iiMi. .", ar old dat.Khter
o; A. I Mil) field, a newspaper m:i;i ot
'(.:: r!i'- rinc'Tinii; which an ur'n-bj
as ci '
pap'T a few
tile story a;i
; o il.
T9 ail the time
Let Me Attend
in your wall paper wants this
Complete line of wall paper
samples for 1913 just arrived.
Estimates for painting and
ppper hanging furnished on re
qiiest. P. J. ZEITLER
1117 Eleventh Avenue.
Phone Wc?i 1988.
i w more about f'1" s'raiiu'' n isi-
iv 'on of the sp;r;t-comi. anion of the
!ifi- lie ii Net- ;rl. Hundred of iitlers
liaw p: ...led in'o ihe Mayfield n i ;
(ii.He. ai lei;.", .los'pliine street, ai.'l
ip'ei.s i I p rsons have called, either
;i. ot riosiiy or fc.ncerity.
The .ir'ii le which brought aiiout
tins fiood nf inquiries toid of the mys
ur i.ii- ;s'. l ;c powers of the l.t'le
; am! of Iiion she daily played wi;n
an :ii;:ic.inar or spiritual piayma'e
she always " ills by tne name :' "Mar
tie." 'i ;,!s little iiiN-isible conipanioi:,
whiiii Cor; !: Alberta descriii' s as 1
iup a m"te r Kie herself, hat- been
Ihe cotisi: ii; p'.:iniate of the Ileiiycr
girl s;n ic was one Near old. at
which tun" she first began to lisp the
name of ' V.'trjrie."' The parents ma'.-;,
no a' enit at solving the ni.Nstery, but
tna:i s' u-.ieats in psychology have yen- 1
ti red the assertion that the playmate
is a reality and not mere imagination.
Accounts of some of the strangest 1
coini-ide'i s. in connection with the mys
terious :;;ip' aram e of the spirit-child,
have couic in the mall. One letter.
Nvritten ;iy a very earliest and intelli
5' r.t v omau from Rochester, N. Y..
' re; iints a story that is even more
s'rar'ue than that which Is told of the
little lie'ivT qirl.
The n't.i r is directed to Mrs. May
fli'bl. ;:'! ;n part Is as follows:
'liear Mrs Mayfield: A few days
ai;n I n a 1 ulout your little pirl. Cor
irtie Alberta, who has an invisible 1 t
tle playn.aw ca'led Marsle.
"I ci u'd no" forget, it; It is bo
strange The picture of your little
I'Tl w iii. Ii appt ared In the newspaper
look.- like a little Kirl we had whose
name was M 'ri;ie. with beautiful yel
low cm and eyes the color of violet,
she d'.d in .June. 1P1L She. too. had
'a picat t:ilert for drawlne and had she
lived, we tK'lieve. would have made
"When Marple was first taken sick
she used ro say a littl girl was in the
' room with her dre&sed in white with
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If you present this Coupon
During the Demonstration
Riess' Drug Store
7th Avenue and 27th Street
April 14th and 15th
What Is Chi-Namel?
.n eerlatir.n varnish, rich in hinete Oil; contains no rosin or ben
t'.r.f , flows out perfect. . shows no brush marks or laps; re
quires little brushing.
What Is Chi-Namel for:
To make old woodwork look like new. To keep r.ew wood from loofc
irf o'.d To preserve its natural beauty. To make wood water
proof, wear proof, time pn.of. To tr'shten up old furniture and
Kive new color and luster.
V'p tic not ask ou to take our word for the c,uat:'ies of Chi-Xamel
Var;:':-h We will (tne outright to anyone who wi'l buy a new 1"C
varr.ish I ruh w'.th uhirh to apjiy it and tnus insure it & fair trial,
K nr s.ie can from our shelf stock free
It will cost you nothing to ttt the above cUmi.
20 CENT CASH COUPON
The holder of this coupon upon purrhasir.p at ottr stor
10c varnish brush U'i inch sitei is entitled to one 2Mc
ran of Chi-Xamel arnlsh free: or the value of coupon
nay apply on the purchase of any Chi-Xamel product.
i pened to be a Sunday when she foeput;
sayinp she wanted whit shoes atiu
stockings like that other little pirl.
Siie called for them all cay ejii "'
co iid not. Ret Jheiu it Iteinc Sut.dr.yi.
ami v lien Monday came and we could
net tie ni for her, she n'.'T knew !.
"ptai little Marcie, wh' n 'e la d
her away, she bad on h- r last pr.:r cf
v. ii.'e hh and ;-( niapf
ii" ime Margie a
fie i .1. u, MlP
Margie b.'M-d de:ir! . v
",!, -. 'id .11 not e;-!- )r
ciiiir. l n;:- .-.it tins alone in '
'.;';i nai;v n my ;:rms a:;l tim
tie ; . ;i In en 'cirici i v. o llaS
her call ;:t to ice;
" 'i':il ;. 's b- t;. r. niamina."
"it uas j ;s; dawn, and I i.
;:;'- ;K I'lai'ily as I ever
was i;er .
"I am not a spiritualist, but I know
M;:rpie's spirit came ba' k then, and
i c;ti:t.ot help but wonder does that, lit
tle spirit visit your Corinsw ?
"Sue us., such a dear, and stratis;
i rs h:;ve rcui;'.Me(l that she locked
iik. a fa'i y. In fact, many in Rui In s-ti-r
called b r 'Th- Little Kairy." She
;;;i(l wi'h tin swieteft smile op her
fai e ami no on could doubt b it that
Murttie wa-- hapi."
Auo'her s'taiige story omes
Mrs. K. Mi tUnn'ii, v. ho w rites
I-Ye. Ky.. in part as fo'lows:
"S:.t en yea'-.s ut little Maritarete.
7. small for her ai:c, was bttrn-'d to
dea'h by Kettiui; too near an open f
ra'". A few vipfks later a family liv- ;
iat; here claimed a little nirl, all 'n j
white, vis'Kil their home one Sunday '
evening just al'er dark, aid the de- !
scrip-ion tjiey pay.' was that of our
li't e Mars;;e."
"They 8;tid she came in at an open !
window ami let; liie sani" NNay. 1 said
I did not ,i Veve it t.hat Margie
would come home if ainwliire: but i
li.at faiiiily laier losi a li'tle girl l;y . I
fire. : 1
"Ktr a few mouths before Margie
cii'd file wemii occasionally wake up
it; the ni'ht and -ay. 'O. niamnia, I am
fiiik to (I.e. a.'iu I don't want to die.
"We ha', e tw 01 hr ba.biea dead, and
our di'UKier just Uvcrib-e our cbil
(Iren so (iesel.N that I felt I w anted you
to know of this. We have never be
lieved mi ;iins. b"T it all seems so .
r.t::n;Ke now that we think of it."
; die Nvo.nan traveled all the way
from 1s Ange'i-s to see little ''orinne
'.Mfivficld and Talk with her. but the
paints are reluctaii' about impressing
ti e child's mind with anything myst"ri
;ous. People of wealth and petple of
.poverty have come or hae written to
her. One woman in a Missoi ri town
'wants to know if the child can cure
: disease, and had su-h faith In the.
'child's power t.hat she wanted to come
and see Iter: but the privilege was de
Charles X. Brumbaugh, president of
Rn artificial stone and brick manufac
turing com dug y at Marion. Ind . has a
storv to relate which he believes is
: tru He says the lil'le Iter.N'-r H'I is
ucdoubteiily "double dPelope,i." "I he
story he teiig cotceg from Anderson,!
Ind.. and is as follows:
"The family of Bidd.e Murdork. 1324
Cincinnati avenue, is much niNtntied
over the phenomenal appara.nre of the
figure of a daughter who died two
. yjars ago, on the razor blade with;
; which Mr. Mi.rdock shaves. '
"Sunday morn r.p Murdock noticed a
blo'ch on the blade, te said, but paid
Htti- attention to it. A few days later
when he wen' to shave he wa horri
fied, he sa;d. to noU that the blotch
'bad taken on perfectly the featur'-s of
!his dend child. He said h-' had used
every effort to re-riove tho itr.ag", but
"The story was doubted by neigh
bors to whom it was "old. but when
shown the razor blade all admitted th
likeness o he perfect Jorr.' p-'op'.
b l'..r-ve that 'h- mae is a psycholost
cal pro'.d' nt. Mrs. Mitrriook is incline
to lielieve that 'he imase perTenc.g
fon-.e calamity hi. h is hanging over
"The M irdocks are nut spiri' ua'us's
and hae t o part e i.'.ar rel'irous .- an
" Lit0 Cor. hre Abe-'a :.:r.y:!d m
tinue to p;ay dally wi'h her sp'rit-
playmate ho. she says. l;vr-s "aoove
IP ItW mWJ'i H III IMP I
I IHEyl Spring iionse Cleaning 1
ONLY 15 CENTS A DAY
33 VESY year the careful housewife puts her home in order. Perhaps she moves to new quarters and
JQy perhaps sbs only cleans and decorates the quarters she now occupies. But every housewife purchas-
I4 es new furniture new things to help make the home cozy and attractive to her family. Furniture
time is here. Most everyone is planning new furniture for at least some one room in the home. And here
5 is where Grtciy service should help you. Gately service means much to you. It means that you buy the
Vi very highest grade cf furniture, clothing and home furnishings from a reputable house at the lowest con-
,i sistent prices and on easy payment terms It means getting goods that are worth every cent you pay for
J them and it means getting the goods now and paying for them as you use them as you get paid.
N ' 4. Nt
Vp are n;alii!r n pretene of hniin? a half price sale. We don't do bnslness that way n reliable hone
fines. We sell our merchandise mm at a price thai canuol be duplicated by many stores ttp chance only vihHt
Ihe article is north and hp lune no intention of ry intr to make believe that yon are roil)? to iret something for
nothing- here. lint jeu will ml full measure, heaped up and running- onct forever; dollar yon spend vilb Cutely's.
Our stock of furniture is exceptionally fn'l nt this lime. Every conceivable article of fnmltnre for parlor,
bedroom, dipiiiir room, hall. Iiinir room, libraf kitchen as well as scores of odd piece of furniture are oti'ereil
here in the latest stjle and fashion, for furniture fashion does chansre and there is no need for yon to he oll
fashioned. eicu in jour home f tirnishine. It really nnIiI be very much worth jour while to visit our store and In
that Hi t keep posted on what is new and seasonable.
And vi hen ft comes to huyinir furniture donf curtail your purchase. TV- 1se economy to boy something
yu are not satisfied with sniipij beansp it is (heap. Yon need neer be embarrassed when yoii buy here for
vc do not demand a cash purchase. We trust you, we trust the people, that is our way of doing business. It's
easy to buy here, von make jour selection, make a small payment at the time. The roods are sent to jour
home and von pay weeklj or monthly as you get paid. And you use the merchandise while paying for them,
lour neighbors buy here on this plan why don't jotil
5?'t 'tii-ik.-. k
. !Vi 1
Here is a Gately guarantee We sell our
furniture as cheaply as you can buy the
same furniture for at any other store in the
country and for much less than some stores
ask for the same goods. We guarantee you
100 cents in value for every dollar spent
with us. We are not quoting prices in this
advertisement we are not trying to get you
into the store on some impossible offer and
then trying to sell you something else, but we do state that our line of furni
ture is so complete that you can find here just what you want and a price
you desire to pay. Buy anything and pay 15 cents a day, $1.00 per week.
Our Men's Clothing
New Sprinsr Suits for men and
younn men. Hats. Shoes, etc.,
an here for your choosing. Thj
same liiph character cf clorhin?
is sold that distinguishes our
other departments. You may bo
as w r ii ftresseu as your neiKii
bor and never miss the money
for v.e sell our clothing for a
sma'l payment down and
$1 Per Week
Si 307433 20Sh St. Re Istei OL
r&Slb ttf(Srn'r-fo'ii'-'ii------'-L: - , -run r-r ' n
Ladies' Suits and Coats
Never was our Ladies' Clothinp
Department more popular than
this spring. The latest styles,
fashions, colors and designs are
hre in big assortment. Spring
has only just commenced and
the lady who is planning her
spring dress, suit, coat or hat
will be money ahead to visit, our
store. Anything in the store for
a small payment doNvn and
$1 Per Week
"JWW. JfUt ,
nfii itm ii '
is going to be an artist. Some of her I
drawings are remarkable for Ihe r
originality and clearness.
riigfime music at Memorial hall, the heavy
principal Harvard university dining copuTr
ball, has resulted in an unusually l.lliib
breakage of crockery, the syn
d s' rains have been barred. The
students will still have inuKic
with their meals, but not of the rag
All the news all he tame The Argus.
been determined thi
-Because it 1
t the playir.g
Will Make America a Baldheaded
Nation if Not Checked.
M. Pateur, the great French Physi
cian of Paris, once said: "I believe we
shall one day rid the world of all dis
eases caused by germs."
Dandruff is cau.-ed by germs, a fac'
accepted by all physicians.
Dandruff is the root of al. hair evils.
If it were not for the little destructive
germs yrorking with a persistency
worthy of a be'ter cause, there wouid
be no baldness.
Parisian Sage will kill the dandruff
germs a nd r-n.oe dt:idrun" m two
weeks or money back.
"Thcn.as Drug ompar.y guarantees,
it.' I; w::l srp tc.hing s;;!p. falling
We Have Explored Ihe Coal Fields
and know there is no better coal than the coal
sell. We know our coal is superior coal.
V. O. Address
'l e clo.ids " "Marg'" p!ays with
Vr hours. Tin' y dress the;r de'l
jurap rope, rr o it pict ures an.;
tc ki.i'it rarTet Together. Co-rin
hair and make
it puts i'fe ar.c i1'
?.nd prevent-; it f:oi:i
it 'he hair dr
! rce. duir.ii y p-- irt
r fese and B'i:k:r'-s
je u'ith wf-irien f,r
who V.v.ox: tiie so 'iai
itie hi r
A large bct'le cos
Tlie T::o:i..f !r je
r grow totCK
ir:c, the hair
g par excel-
r d f -ee irofu
is 'he fa- or-
a:. l - .!
i of f.:c;nat-
Prompt, Reliable Service.
Sand, Gravel and
v. fl :
''.;ti t Aubura h-ir is ca
very loti oX drawing and declares sue .package. (Advj
. arid r.y
' . Ti't-
Edward Naven, Mgr.