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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 1913.
Historical Treasures on File In
the Auditor's Office.
OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The archives of tbe United States
treasury are rich with relict. In the
files of tbe office of the auditor of the
treasury department nay be seen the
canceled check showing the payment
to Lafayette In 1S24 ot $200,000 by tbe
United States "In consideration ot bis
s err Ices and sacrifices In the war of
the Revolution." William II. Craw
ford, then- secretary of tbe treasury,
signed tbe warrant, and In the char
acteristic French handwriting- on the
reverse is tbe indorsement of Lafa
yette. A canceled check or warrant
for $15,000,000 represents the payment
for tbe Louisiana purchase tinder tbe
tresty of 1803.
Tbe purchase under tbe treaty, char
acterized at tbe time as "Seward's fol
ly." of Alaska is evidenced by a war
rant for $7,200,000. signed by F. E.
Spinner, wbo at the time was secre
tary of the treasury. The wording of
the warrant begins and runs. "Pay to
tbe undersigned envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary of bis
majesty the emperor of ail the Hus
slas." This wsrrsnt called for. pay
ment In cola and was so pnld through
tbe Rice bank, then a private bank
ing institution of Washington, after
being indorsed by Edwsrd de Stoecke.
tbe Rnslnn minister at that time.
Tbe purchase of the Philippine Is-
lands from Spain Is represented in the
important financial transactions of tbe
government by four warrants of $5,
i00.ono each. As a treaty cannot be
entered into by one country directly
with fne with which It Is at war. the
warrants were Indorsed by Jules Cam
b'n, tbe French minister, who hud del
egated authority to represent the Span
The Panama canal purchase repre
sented the largest financial transaction
of th government. The payment was
made by a common draft, payable to
"J. Flerpoat Morgap & Co., special din- J
burning agent." through whom it was j
paid to the French company, the for-
mer owner. The late J. Ilerpont Mod-
jmn himself indorsed the draft. A j
short time previous there hud been U-
sued a wnrrant for $10,000,000. cover-1
log tbo cost of tbe cannl zone, an area
of ten miles on euch side of the cannl.
As these canceled checks are held as
receipts. It could happen. In case of
their loss, that the government might
not be able to show that the moneys
were actually paid.
Not less interesting as relics are "Ac
unts G. Washington with the Unit
ed Stntes, commencing June. 1T73. and
ending June. 1783. comprehending a
space of eight years." Under the cap
tion are three or four dilapidated cnlf
bound account booUs in the handwrit
ing of the great American patriot.
These accounts were mostly kept while
he wns on the march, but they were
brought up with great accuracy, from
day to day.
At the end of escb book there is a
comprehensive recapitulation. Individ
ual money nnd funds of the govern
ment expended by hltn are specifically
indicated. In a footnote he calls at
tention to a particular item which he
appeared to nave paid, but for which
he had no voucher. Ha. deducted the
amount of tbe Item from his credit
until tbe msttcr could be definitely set
rlJ. AH of bis accounts nro express
ed In English money.
A contemporaneous account bvk kept
by Caleb G 1 1)1)8 shows tbe personal ex
penses of Washington and bis military
"family." mennlng. no doubt, his Im
mediate staff. The eutiies are usually
bended. "Headquarters, on the march."
For the most part tbey cover purchases
of food supplies, but now and then are
tw b entries as:
"To cash for broom that Peter
bought some time ago. sixpence."
"Cash paid for mending tbt chariot.
"Agreed with Peggy for 4 shillings
per month for the general's washing
and 4 shillings per dozen for tbe gen
tlemen of the family."
Among other things of Interest in the
auditor's office are books showing al
lowances to members of congress to
and from Wsshlngton. In the Thir
teenth congress $003 for mileage la re
ceipted in a faint, uncertain band "V.
Webster." A payment of $500 for 111
days attendance is shown to have
been made to Henry Clay. Uarper'i
Fins Relics of Ancient Times In Nsw
Yerk's Art Museum.
Very few people art aware that in
tbe heart of modern New York is a
complete armorer's sbop. writes E. A.
Saverkrop in tbe American Machinist
It Is in tbe basement of the Metropoli
tan Museum of Art and is equipped
with a complete outfit of over 600 ar
morer's tools. Many of tbese are very
old, having descended from master to
man or from father to son through
tnsny generations. .. Their workmas-
ft ' -
Jonkeer John Loudon and his Amcr
The Hagii, Holland. Sept. 26. Jon
keer John Loudon, who has just been
appointed by Queen Wilhelinina as
minister of foreign affairs of Holland,
for the past five years has represented
his country at Washington. One of
the most important questions that will
come before him in his new 'positon
will be the arrangement of a treaty be
tween Holland and the United States
to safeguard the Dutch possessions
in the East Indies from Japanese ag
gression. It is argued that America
is iu much the Ean position as is Hol
land because of the Philippines, end
that both countries would gain by
such an alliance.
Minister Loudon's wife is an Amer
ican and U the daughter of H. B.
Eusii;;. a former American ambassador
to France. - -She will occupy a high
social position at The Hague.
ship Is" excellent. Where steel 'faces
have beeu welded to irou bodies the
welds are-clean and perfect, nnd the
Junction of Iron and steel is distin
guishable only by the difference in lus
ter of the tvro metals.
The tempering of tbe steel faces
seeuis to be good nnd uniform, as nei
ther cracks nor dents are apparent A
cursory glance at these tools will at
once apprise tis of the origin of many
of our uioiern sheet metal workers'
implements. The working faces of all
the tools are highly polished, so that
they do nut "grip" the metal being
worked, which It is free to "slide" to
the sUiipe desired by the armorer.
Every collection of nncient armor re
quires technical care for its upkeep.
The objects must be kept free from
rust, occasionally remounted, and from
time to time restorations must be made
to preserve these priceless specimens.
Iu order to curry out this work the mu
suem has arranged tbe shop referred
too that these necessary operations
may be carried on. The armorer's
tools once belouged to Daniel Tachaux.
but are now the property of tbe mu
seum. Mr. Tachaux brought them
to this country when he came from
Parts is 1909 to make some repairs iu
the museum's collection of armor.
The outfit couslsts of over COO tools
and Includes nearly 100 kinds of stakes
end a great variety of hammers,
Or Free With Every Purchase of $40 or over Cash or Credit
Tomorrow and All Next Week
with every pur
chase of $40 or over,
cash or credit.
ALL NEXT WEEK
We Want 50
We want to prove to
these ' 50 new custom
ers that dealing" at
crane's is pleasanter and
more profitable than they
ever experienced in their
lives. We want to con
vince TOU with our Low.
er Trices, onr Better
treatment and More Liber
al Terms. As a mark of
appreciation for your val
uable patronage we are
distributing 50 artistical
ly beautiful Rockers ex
actly like the picture as
First This Horker will be given you
Absolutely Free with your purchase
of $40 or over. Cash or credit.
Second This Rocker is by all stand
ards of value easily worth $10. To
induce 50 new customers to open a
Oct. acount we offer it at the pre
nomeual low prife. of
Third Should you buy this Rocker at
the advertised price and any time
within one year purchase goods
amounting to $40 or over cash or
credit, we will allow you the $7.00
paid for the rccker.
Upholstering and Bed Part
Have Separate Springs
$1.00 a Month
Description of Rocker
Height of back 43 inches
from floor, forming & per
fect and most comfortable
head rest; large roomy
seat, 21 . Inches square;
largo broad arms and ici
entlf.cally built rockers,
Insuring the . greatest
amount of comfort. Seat
Is supported by six heavy
coll oil-tempered steel
springs. Insuring a lasting,
even surface. The covering
is in extra quality Chas
leather, beautifully, yet
neatly and deeply tufted
and ruffled sides and top,
as shown in the Illustra
tion. It's a stately lotking
rocker, an one that would
grace the finest home, yet
so easy to get that no home
ought to be without ona.
Open an Account
We're anxious to obtain 50 new
customers by Oct. 4th once w
have left no stone unturned to make
it as easy as possible for you to
gH this rocker. Just bring $1 and
arrange to pay $1.00 a month, the
rocker will be delivered to you in
due time and it costs you nothing
if you buy $40 in merchandise
within one year.
This Uni-Motion $2.50 Cash
Bed Davenport... iP-wO. 3 50c WoeKly
The Unimotion is different from other bed daven
ports in that the bed section has an entirely inde
pendent 6et of springa from the davenport section,
this not only makes the bed equally as comfortable
to sleep on as a regular bed, but the life of the up
holstering is almost limitless.
Bed Always Hade Ready for Use
With the t'nimotion you make your bed In the morn
ing just like an ordinary bed and then
out of sight, v. hen ycu wish to retire
your davenport in three seconds and
there all made up and ready.
We Are Sole A gents' For
ui smri two sen
4 lit Hi ! ,
you can open I,,''1 1 AJM
your bed Is Ji$V&!E ,1
Only tbe magnitude of our business and the enonnout
amount of goods purchased by our SS stores enables
us to buy these Unimotion davenports at a low price
to be a'.le to ssll them for. $26.75. We buy for less
We sell for less.
$2.50 cash. 50c a week. Think of it, a whole year
in which to pay for this handsome Unimotion dav
enport. Xo reason for any one missing this most
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RECESSION OF GLACIERS.
Northern les Fields That Ones Met the
Sea Are Now Inland.
Some attention Is being directed to
the fnct that tbe Muir glacier is disin
tegrating along Its face, and there is
some speculation as to bow long it will
continue to present a great attraction
to tourists. No one can answer this,
of eourso. for the causes of the unusu
al movement fire not known. Neither
Is it known with any certainty for how
long a time Ibis crest Jce mass has pre
That Wonderful Event
IF THERE is a time above all times when a
woman should be in perfect physical condition
it is the tint previous to the comiag oi her bib.
During thi Period many women suffer from headache,
slecptesuieuk pain o various description, poor appetite,
tad ho of other ailment which thouid be eliminated la
Juabcs te the tn lite about to be inhered into thi world.
r. Pierce's FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION
k a (dentine medicine carefully compounded by an experienced and skillful
physioan. and adapted to the Deeds and requirements of woman's deiicata
svttcrk it ha been recommended for over lorry years as a remedy for Ukm
pvcuiiar ailments which make their appearance during 'the expectant'
period. Mot hcrhood is made easier by it iuc Thousands of woraea have
twea benabud by thts great Mdaoaa.
Your druggist can supply you In tiqui 3 or tablet form, er von can serwi
BB one -cent sumps for a trval box of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Preacrtotica
Tabic, to Dr, Fiarca, at lavauda' HoUl and Surgical Institute. uatio.
It Is your priviladg to writ to Du Pierce for advice, and it will b gladly
given tree cf charge. Of count all communications are confidential.
sented his appearance. whicE made it
Assuming that the earliest charts of
tbe coast are correct and there is
every reason to suppose tbey are
tbere have been very remarkable re
cessions of glaciers along the Atlantic
coast during the last century, so that
Ice fields that formerly came down to
tbe sea are now a considerable dis
tance from It As. we understand, tbe
earlier charts do not indicate the posi
tion of Muir glacier, so there are ne
means of telling if it has receded.
Tbe cause of tbe recession of glaciers
is not fu'Iy understood, but it seems to
imply an average amelioration of tbe
climate. Glaciers are fed from snow
fields, and if tbey become smaller only
one of two explanations seems possi
ble. Either tbe snowfall in the higher
levels must have diminished or tbe
temperature in the lower, levels baa
grown higher. There are several rea
sons for supposing that the climate of
the north Pacific zone is becoming
gradually warmer, although tbe change
is very gradual. Sir Charles Lyell. tbe
famous geologist, in one of bis books
speaks of tbe breaking away of a great
Ice barrier near Greenland, which oc
curred, if we are not mistaken, in 1S4(S,
end says it was one of tbe most sig
nificant events in the modern history
cf tbe world. Victoria Colonist.
(Continued from Page Fifteen.)
Kansas City Star.
A man once arrived at Kansas City
with a terrible pain under bis belt-
"Go for a doctor." said tbe sufferer,
"and go quickly."
"What kind of a doctor do you
want?" Inquired tbe messenger. "We
save all kinds allopath, homeopath
"Oh." cried the traveler in his agony,
"any path will do! All paths lead to
the grave." Kansas City Star.
AH the news all tie time Tbr
this month. We consider bearish items
well discounted by the price. Broom
hall Intimates in his last summary
the possibility of the farmers through
out the world becoming reluctant sell
ers, owing to the price. We recom
mend price limited resting orders.
Corn Active today, due to liquida
tion of several local long lines and the
weakness in the September future.
There is a pessimistic feeling going cn
in corn, owing to the price, which we
do not share. We consider looses from
this level only temporary.
Oats Canadian news predominated,
but southern dealers reported an ac
tive cash demand from the south. With
timothy hay selling at 23 per ton and
oats as a price factor is too much exaggerated.-
Provisions Weakness in grain is
creating a bearish sentiment here. We
feel frfendly to the list, but much pre
fer a further break. '
Cotton Bear theories and hear news
being industriously circulated on the
cotton market. We believe the tech
nical position of 'he market is grow
ing stronger and that any pronounced
bull news will cause a brisk advance.
Stocks The fact that the public is
not encouraged to buy stocks is good
evidence that dominant interests are
more concerned about accumulation
than about distribution.
We think the stock market is in tha
accumulation stage, despite talk of
liquidation. Buying on these depres
sions is ia order, we think.
Drift of the Weather.
Illinois Fair tonight and SaKyday;
frost tonight; cooler sotth tonight.
Missouri Fair tonight and Satur
day; frost tonight and cooler in south
and central tonight;
Wisconsin Fair tonight and Satur
day; frost tonight.
Minnesota Fair tonight and Satur
day; frost tonight; 6lightly warmer
South Dakota Fair tonight and Sat
urday; frost tonight.
Nebraska Fair tonight and Satur
day; frost tonight; warmer west to
night. Kansas Fair tonight and Saturday
continued cooler; frost tonight.
Montana Fair tonight and Satur
day; frost tonight; slightly warmer.
Wyoming Fair tonight and Satur
day; frost tonight; slightly warmer.
The Home of
515 SEVENTEENTH STREET
The store ef
CUGAR 13 pount'3 of genuin3
cane sugar (not beet) for.. $1.00
With grocery order.
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to ail persons
interested, that the city council of the i
city of Rock Island, county of Rock ';
Island, state of Illinois, having ordered !
that a local improvemc-nr be made byj
paving Ninth avenue from Twenty
first street to Twen'y Cfth street, thep
ordinance for the same being on file in
the office cf tbe city clerk, having ap-
piled to the cowry court of Reck Is-'
land county for an aesesbmeat of the
costs of said .improvement, according
to front2ga, and an assessment there- j
fore having been made and returned to j
said court, the final hearing thereon'
will be on the 9th day of October, A. j
D. 1913, at 9 o'clock a. m., or as soon
thereafter as the bus:ness of the court .
will permit All persons desiring may j
file objections in said court before
said day and may appear on the hear-;
Ing and make their defense. Said as-;
sessment is payable in ten (10) in-1
stallments, and all installments except!
the first shall bear in erest from date!
and after date of confirmation until!
paid, at thej rate of five (5) per cent:
per annum. BEX F. SCHRIVER, "j
Official appointed to maka assessment '
PEARS For pickling or canning,
per bushel, $1.00, peck 25c
PANCAKE FLCUR New stock
just unpacked, per package.. JOc
PEACHES Elegant luscious fruit,
good bized basket 20c
HONEY Pure white clover in
frames, well filled, each 20c
PICKLED PIGS FEET- Very appe
tizing, large pieces,
three for 10 c
SAUSAGES Frankfort style, fcr
boiling and they are to good,
FIGS New Bfock just arrived and
they are better than ever,
Dated Sept. 22, 19li (Adv.)
CAULIFLOWER Good sized solid
heads and white, each 25c
HEAD LETTUCE Very choice
end bleached, each . J5(jand 10C
Frsch Eeans Very tender.
CELERY New Michigan, well
tieached, tender and crisp,
three stalks fur JQc
CHEESE Lunch cheese, each gc
SARDINES "King Oacar" brand, a
regular 15c Quality can 12 VgC
OATMEAL The new Quaker is In,
quality very Hue too,
20c j package jQc
First shipment cf Jones' Dairy .Farm Ssueacj- w;!l srrive Saturday morn
ing and we cuggest that you crder a pour.d of this perfectly delicioua
"The Clean Store" 515 17th Si.
The best place in Bock Island to buy your groceries.
Two Phones, E. I. 12 and 59.
news " me time Tbe!