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This is the sale waited and watched for by the tri-city homefurnishing buyers. This big sacrifice from our already low cash prices makes this the greatest bargain event of the year. Hun
dreds of wide" awake furniture buyers, who know from past experience of the unmatchable values always to be found in Holbrook's Annual August Sale, will be on hand for their share in this
feast of homeoutfitting bargains. Thousands of dollars worthVof summer goods sacrificed at cost in many instances. We never carry a dollar's worth over. We must have the room for new fall
lines now arriving daily. It will pay you to investigate and compare our prices; compare the goods before deciding to buy a dollar's worth elsewhere. .
Parlor and Library Furni
ture, Davenports, Chairs,
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'GraLCe Liviivtoivnill Lufz
AUTHOR "MARC?A" SCHUYLERPrtOrBr DZANL" '
"DAWTf Of THE" MORNING " ETC
ILLUSTRATIONS jr 7tA UJaTzks
It was half past eleven when she
Hepped Into the first agency on her
lit, and business was In full tide.
While she stood shrinking by the
lobr.the eyes of a dozen women fas
tened upon her, each . with keen
crutlny. The-sensitive color stole in
to her delicate , cheeks. As the pro
prietress -of the office began to ques
tion her. she felt her courage failing.
"Yeu wish a position?" The woman
had a none like a hawk, and eyes that
held no sympathy. "What do
want? General housework!"
"I should like a position as wait
ress." Her voice was low and sounded
frightened to herself.
The hawk nose went up contemptu
ously. "Better take 'general housework.
There are too many waitresses al
ready." "I understand the work of a wa!t
Test,, hut I never have done general
housework," ehe answered with the
voice of a gentlewoman, which some
bow angered the hawk, who had
trained berielf to get the advantage
over people and keep It or else know
the reason why
Mrs. Martin Tells About a Painful
Experience that Might Have
RlTtsrilla. W. Va. Mrs. Dora Martin,
la, a letter from Rlvesrille, writes:
Tor three years, I Buffered with wo
manly troubles, and had pains In- my
back and side. I was nervous and
eoald not sleep at night
The doctor could not help me. He
said I would have to be operated on be
fore I could get better. thought I
would try using CarduL
1 Now, I am entirely well.
I am sure Cardui eared my life. I
will neve- be without Cardui in my
home. I recommend it to my friends."
For fifty years, Cardui has been re
lieving pain and distress caused by wo
manly trouble. It will surely help you.
tt goes to the spot reaches the
trouble relieves the symptoms, and
drives away the eause.
If you suffer from any symptoms of
womanly trouble, take Cardui.
Your druggist sells and recommends
It Get a bottle from him today.
. B Writ! to: LaoW A4vtsory Der-. "
sooea M.4K-MM Co.. CkuuMon. lenn,. lor Special
Jytntrttont, e4 es-oac tm. "Horn Treaiassi
e Woaaa." mi la wrapper. ea gravest.
PAY THE FREIGHT NO
.00 IN HOME OUTFITTINGS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
- CONSISTING OF
"Very well, do as you please, ot
course, but you bite your own nose off.
Let me sf e your references."
The girl was ready for this.
"I am Forry. but I cannot bv mn
any. I have lived only in one house,!
where f h;irl pr.fira nlmro- est un HKii
- - - - ' . J l me lauio
and dining room, and that home was '
Broken up when the people went
abroad three years ago. I cduld show
VOU letters u rirton H t v, ; .. ,
that home if I had mv trunk here bnt!t,me" than take he,p from you'" said
it is in anothpr riiv snH " An !
know when I shall be able to send for
"No references!" screamed the
hawk, then raffing her voice, although
it was utterly nnnpcoanirv ni
here is a girl who has oo references.
l)o any of you want to venture?" The
contemptuous laugh that followed had
the effect of a warning to every wom
an in the room. And this girl scorns
general housework, and presumes to
dictate for a place as waitress," went
on the hawk.
"I want a waitress badly," said a
troubled woman Ui a aubdued whisper,
"but I really wouldn't dare take a Kiri
I witnout references. She might be
thief, you know, and then really, she
dooen t look as if she was used to
houses like mine. I must have a neat,
stylish-looking girl. No self-respecting
waitress nowadays would go out in the
Street dressed like that."
All the eyes in the room seemed bor
ing through the poor girl as she stood
trembling, humiliated, her cheeksburn
ing, while horrified tears demanded
to be let up into her eye. She held
her dainty head proudly, and turned
away with dignity.
"However. If you care to try." called
out the hawk, "you can register at the
desk and leave two dollars, and if in
the meantime you can think of any
body who'll give us a reference, we'll
look it up. But we never guarantee
girls w ithout references."
The tears were too near the sur
face now for her even to ackpowledge
this Information flung at her in an un
pleasant voice. She went out of the
sffice, and immediatelysurreptitious
ly two women hurried after her.
One was flabby, large and over
dretiBed, with a pasty complexion and
yes like a fish, in which was a lack
of all moral seoee. She burned after
the girl and took her by the shoulder
Just as she reached the top of the
stairs that led down into the street
The other was a small, timid wom
an, with anxiety and indecision written
all over her, and a last year's street
suit with the sleeves remodeled. When
she saw who tad e topped the girl, ahe
lingered behind in the hall and pre
tended there was something wrong
with the braid on her skirt. While she
lingered she listened.
"Wait a minute, miss," said the
flashy woman. "Ton needn't feel bad
THE ROCS ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY.
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RUGS, CARPETS, STOVES,
109-111 East Second Street
about having references. Everybody
isn't so particular. You come with
me, and I'll put you in the way of earn
ing more than you can ever get as a
waitress. You weren't cut out for work,
anyway, with that face'and voice. I've
been watching you. You were meant
for a lady. You need to be dressed
up, and you'll be a real pretty girl "
As she talked, she had come nearer,
and now ehe leaned over and whis
pered so that the timid woman, who
was beginning dimly to perceive what
manner of creature this other woman
was, could not hear.
But the girl stepped back with sud
den energy and flashed eyes, shaking
off the beringed hand that had grasped
"Dcn't you dare to speak to me!"
she said in a loud, clear voice. "Don't
you dare to -touch me! You are a
wicked woman! If you touch me
again, I will go in there and tell all
those women how you have insulted I
Oh, well, if you're a saint, starve!" i
hiseed the woman.
"I should rather starve ten thousand
"You See I Have This Particular Com
the girl, and her clear, horrified eyes
seemed to burn into the woman's evil
face. She turned and slid away, like
the wily old serpent' that she was.
Down the stairs like lightning sped
the girl, her head up in pride and
horror, her eyes still flashing. And
down the stairs after her sped the lit
tie, anxious woman, panting and
breathless, determined to keep her in
sight till she could decide whether it
was safe to take a girl without a char
acter yet who had just shown a bit
of her character unaware.
Two blocks from the employment of
fice the girl paused, to realise that she
was walking blindly, without any des
tination. She watrembling so with
terror that she was sot sure whether
she had the courage to enter another
office, and a long vista of undreamed
of fears arose in her imagination.
The little woman paused, too, eye
ing the girl cautiously, then began in
an eager voice:
"I've been following yon."
The girl started nervously, a cold
chill of fear coming over her. Was
this a woman, detective? '
SSSMSMtaCSK 1S)TW 0 r -V-r BBJBd
"I heard" what that awful woman
said to you, and I saw how you acted.
You must be a good girl, or you
wouldn't have talked to her that way.
I suppose I'm doing a dangerous thing,
but I can't help it. I believe you're
all right, and I'm going to try you, if
you'll take general housework. I need
somebody right away, for I'm going
to have a dinner party tomorrow
night, and my girl left me this morn
ing." The kind tone in the midst of her
troubles brought tears to the girl's
i un, manic you: ene said as she
brushed the tears away. "I'm a
stranger here, and I have never be-
l fore been among strangers this way.
I I'd like to co'jae and work for you, but
I I couldn't do general housework, Tm
j sure. I never did "it, and I wouldn't
I know how.
"I could help you- with your dinner
party." she went on. "That Is. I know
all about setting the tables and arrang-
the flowers and favors. I could
paint me place-cards,- too I've done
it many a time. And I could wait on
the table. But I couldn't cook even an
"Oh, place-cards!" said the little
woman, her eyes brightening. She
caught at the word as though she had
described a new star in the firmament.
"I wish I could have them. They cost
so much to buy. I might have my
washerwoman come and help with the
cooking. She cooks pretty well, and I
could help her beforehand, but she
couldn't wait on table, to save her
life. I wonder if you know much about
menus. Could you help me fix out the
tirses and say w hat you think ' I
ht to have, or don't you know"
xut that You see, I have this very
.particular company coming, and I
want to have things nice. I don't
Vnow them very well. My husband
has business relations with them and
wants them invited, and of all times
for Betty to leave this was the worst!"
She had unconsciously fallen into a
tone of equality with the strange girl.
"I should like to help you," said the
girl, "but I must find somewhere to
stay before night, and If I find a place
I must take it. I Just came to the
city this morning, and have nowhere
to stay overnight."
The troubled look flitted across the
woman's face for a moment, but her
desire got the better or her.
"I suppose my husband would think
I was crazy to do it," she said aloud,
"but I just can't help trusting you.
Suppose you come and stay with me
today and tomorrow, and help me out
with this dinner party, and you can
stay overnight at my bouse and sleep
in the cook's room. If I like your
work, IH give you a recommendation
as waitress. You can't get a good
place anywhere without it. not from
the offices, I'm sure. The recommenda-
Time lost because o headaches,
lassitude and depressions of bil
iousness, is worse than wasted.
Biliousness yields quickly to the
safe, certain home remedy
-varrwW. Ia boxes. 10u. 25.
AUGUST 2, 1913.
tion ought to be worth a couple 01
day's work to you. I'd pay you some
thing besides, but I rsally can't afford
it, for the washerwoman charges a
dollar and a half a day when she goes
out to cook ; but if you get your board
and lodging and a reference, that
ought to pay you."
"You are very kind," said the girt
"I fhall be glad to do that."
And so they got into a car and were
whirled away into a pretty suburb.
The woman, whose name was Mrs.
Hart, lived In a common little house
filled with Imitation oriental rugs and
The two went to work at once,
bringing order out of the confusion
that reigned in the tiny kitchen. In
the afternoon the would-be waitress
sat down with a box of water-colors
to paint dinner-cards, and as her skil
ful brush breught into being dainty
landscapes, lovely flowers, and little
brown birds, she pondered the strange
ness cf her lot.
The table the next night was laid
with exquisite care, the scant supply
of flowers having been used to best
advantage, and everything showing
the touch of a skilled hand. The long
hours that Mrs. Hart had spent puck
ering her brow over the household de
partment of fashion magazines helped
her to recognize the fact that in her
new maid she had what she was pleas
ed to call "the real thing."
She sighed regretfully when the
guest of honor, Mrs. Rhinehart, spoke
of the deftness and pleasant appear
ance of her hostess's waitress.
"Yes," Mrs. Hart said, swelling with
pride, "Ehe is a treasure. I only wish
I could keep her."
"She's going to get married, I sup
pose. They all do when they're good,"
sympathized the guest.
"No, but Bhe simply won't do cook
ing, and I really haven't work enough
for two servants in this little house."
The guest sat up and took notice.
"You don't mean to tell me that you
are letting a girl like that slip through
your fingers? I wish I bad known
about her. I have epent three days in
intelligence offices. Is there any
chance for me, do you think?"
Then did the little woman "prove
that she should have had an e in her
name, for she burst into a most vol
uble account of the virtues of her new
maid, until the other woman was ready
to hire her on the spot. The result of
it all was that "Mary" was summoned
to an interview with Rhinehart in the
dining-room, and engaged at four dol
lars a week, with every other Sunday
afternoon and every other Thursday
out, and her uniforms furnished.
The next morning Mr. Hart gave
her a dollar-bill and told her that he
appreciated the help she had given
them, and wanted to pay her some
thing for it.
She thanked him graciously and
took the money with a kind of awe.
Her first earnings! It seemed so
strange to think that she had really
earned some money, she who had al
ways had all she wanted without lift
ing a finger.
She went to a store and bought a
hair-brush and a few little things fhat
she felt were necessities, with a fifty
cent straw telescope In which to put
them. Thus, with her modest baggage,
she entered the home of Mrs. Rhine
hare, and ascended to a tiny rof m on
the fourth floor, in which were a cot
and a washstand, a cracked mirror,
cne chair, and one window.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
uiisit 4 A
Bed Room Furniture, Mat
tresses, Springs, Etc.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
From The Argus Files of 1888
July 26 A large hunting dog. which
had been suffering from an infirmity
for some time, was, at the request of
its owner, neatly despatched by an of
ficer in the yard in the rear of the po
lice station this morning. It would
only be Just in the future that persons
desirous of having canineB executed
should contribute something in the
way of remuneration for the high exe
cutioner. July 27 Now that there Is a pros
pect of electricity being used as a mo
tive power for street railways in Rock
Island, the results of the introduction
upon the' Central street railway of
Davenport will be watched with an in
terest fhat is more than ordinary curi
osity. The motors are now being put
under the cars on the Davenport line.
The truck, owing to the heavy grade
on Brady street, and the curves on
the line, is equipped with two motors
of 15 horse power each. The Democrat
Gazette says the danger to passengers
on railways operated by the Sprague
system is so much less than on rail
ways operated by the cable system
that comparison between the two is
ridiculous. It is only a question of
time and not a long time either
when all street railways in cities of
15,000 inhabitants and upwards will be
run by electricity. Electric power will
supersede the cable system. It is saf
er, and not subject to breakages which
are such annoying hindrances in the
The excursion of tbe Libbie Conger
last evening, under the auspices of the
Central Presbyterian church, was
largely attended and proved a most
delightful affair. The boat went down
as far as Montpeller, returning at mid
night. The Rock Island and Milan street
railway Is being largeiy patronized
The Rock Islanders who were In at
tendance on the Peoria races returned
home yepterday, having witnessed
some fine sport and enjoyed a few
days of pleasant recreation. -
July 30 A pall of gloom hangs over
the baseball enthusiasts In Davenport
The club of that city, one of the best
aggregations of players in the west,
must disband because there -are no oth
er clubs to play with, the Interstate
league having collapsed for the reason
that all the clubs could not win the
pennant There may be a Western
league club in Davenport in less than
a month, but it will not from present
indications be the nine which is there
Some young vanaais have already
been defacing the new Sauth Park
mission chapel. The board of trustees
offers a reward for the apprehension
of the scoundrels.
The Western Union telegraph line
repairers, who have been working in
this vicinity for a month, packed up
their grips at the Rock Island house
this morning and hied themselves
The new building of the Fortieth
street mission of the First Baptist
church of Rock Island was occupied
by the' Sabbath school informally for
the first time yesterday It is expect
ed that the formal dedication will oc
cur Aug. 26.
The new Christian mission Sunday
school chapel was occupied yesterday
Saving of 0ne'f'ftti
for the first time. The chapel stands
on the corner of Seventh avenue and
Twenty-ninth street. At 3 o'clock the
Sunday school left its old place of
meeting and marched its classes to
the new building. Singing, at the serv
ices, was under the successful leader
ship of Li. E. West
July 31 The Rock Island & Peoria
depot in this city has now as fine an
interior as there is in the state. The
ceilings and walls of the ladles and
gentlemen's wirTcing rooms are finish
ed in polished Georgia pine with trim
mings of walnut and cherry. The gen
eral offices on the second floor have
been overhauled and cleaned.
At 3 o'clock' thiS afternoon the ther
mometer at Thomas' drug store regi
tered' 101 the hottest day of the sea
son New York William Vincent Astor
will pay the state of New York a tax
of $2,741,833 upon his inheritance of
$88,959,599 from the estate of his fath
er, the late John Jacob Astor.
Be sure and take a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy with you when starting on
your, trip this summer. It cannot be
obtained on board the trains or steam
ers. Changes cf water and climate
often cause sudden attacks of diar
rhoea, and it Is best to be prepared.
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Should Convince You Tbat Your
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ist. Fourth avenue and Twentieth