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FHE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 2fi. 1913.
Kendal last week and attended th9 ;
Miss Hazel Stockberger is visiting j
with relatives and friends in In liana, j
Taft Moves Heaven and Earth to Reduce Weight
THEY PUZZLE GREAT MINDS.
Simpla Words Too Profound For Hn-
Q. Can there be two kinds or lufinl- j
ties or two itionite spaces? J
A. The writer of this question must '
decide The nearest atsir is distant :
twenty-fire trillion miles. Write a row j
of units llllll... to the star and let ,
each unit represent one mile; then the '
Made to Sell for
This Week Only
distance represented by a line of l's. I
twenty-flre trillion miles long, bud
merges all tinman, powers of Imagina
tion. But write a row of J22"J2.. twen- i
tr-fire trillion ml!i. lone: then thf. '
t rlimhr nf r.11o ranrocant1 TV fill lil t tP !
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STAN T CA0Ee OF "S -r X DSCPPD j
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New Haven. Conn.. Sept. 26 Hon.
AVilllani Howard Taft, one of the most i
illuntrious of America's living ex-presi-denta
and lust now a "school ma'am''
at Vale university, has announced to
the anxious world that he fctill weighs
To the cold-blooded political econo
mist this information can mean noth
ing more than a bit of additional proof
that the high coat of living has not
yet cast its dreadful blight over the
lives of our ex-presidents. But to those!
who know Colonel Roosevelt's old
menu personally, me news carries
with it only the darkest elements of
For Mr. Taft Las tried, oh, so hard
to get thin. The world will never
know, because Mr. Taft has generous
ly drawn the curtain, just how much
be has been through with this sum
mer In .the endeavor to reduce his
avoirdupois. Some facts, however,
have crept, out.
U i definitely known that Mr. Taft
has reduced his diet to such an extent
that if Mrs. Taft puts an apple and
a flaps of water on the table for him
at mral time he feels that he has been
oyaaro... equally long, and the distance ;
expressed tronld be nine times as great j
as that represented by the l'a. j
But no human can think of the d'.s j
tance expressed by the l's. Let the
first row of figures extend twenty -five
trillion or fifty or a thousand trillion
miles to the east; then a row could be j
extended toward the west Many mil-
lions of years would be required to j
write the long rows. Suppose that
you write 9"s botb ways during a tlion
sand million years each. Then the dis- ;
tance In miles would be thinner than ;
a spider s thread when compared to ;
an Infinite distance.
There are possibly fifty persous now
living able to think one new thought I
They are the mighty of th earth, and !
are nil transcendent mathematicians :
Not one of these even tries to begin to ,
think of infinity or eternity. They all j
know better. Only the superficial i
strive to think of the two words, so j
my questioner must answer his own !
question, for I cannot even hope to se-1
cure a glimpse, lasting a thousanatn
part of one second, of the meaning of
one of the following list of words: !
Mind, space, time, duration, infinity, j
eternity, beginning, end, space and j
electrons. Edgar I.ucien Larkin in ,
New York American.
yta taft wa-5
generously served. He has cut out , Chasing street cars is said to be an
candy and sweets altogether. ! excellent exercise.
He has put the ban entirely on all scholars at Yale has also been recom
sedentary games and indulges only j mended as a good fat-reducer,
in the most strenuous sports. Physi- 1 Mr. Taft doesn't mind being fat so
cians as well as friends have warned much, but it has been necessary for
him against playing such quiet games the university authorities to have all
as tid(ile-de-winks, solitaire and mar-the doors of the rooms in which the
bles. It is pointed out that whil tid- j ex-president teaches enlarged. To
dle-de-winks develops the muscles of j have been the cause of so much extra
the fingers, the game never has gained j trouble is said to have given Mr.
a reputation as the enemy of obesity. Taft much pain.
FOUR SOULS EACH.
231 AMERICANS ENRAGED
WHEN LEFT BY STEAMER
Quecnu'own. Sept. 26. ATter fhtin
nlng ljurenstown harbor, presumably
concurring la tlie Cunard line's boy
cott of the port, the White Star s'eani
thip Olympic tailed for the United
states at 6 o'clock last night, leaving
nearly 250 enraged Americans in
town to await another vessel.
After the Olympic sailed arrange
ments were made to provide passage
for all the Americans and the mail
on the Adriatic, sailing today.
New York, Sept. 26. W. W. Jeffries,
passenger manager of the White Star
line, said last nigh: the failure of the
Olympic to call at Queenstown har
bor was due to weather conditions.
The Olympic in future, he added, will
make Queenstown a port of call as
news all the time The
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Packer of Mon
tezuma, Iowa are visiting Mrs. Pack
er's sisters, Mrs. William Wbistnan
and Mrs. Myron Stockberger.
Miss Marjory Feige went to Mon
Miss Izzora Lee went to Champaign
Monday to resume her studies at the
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Halstead visited at
the homes of C. B. Halstead and A.
1 L -A-
J l Cte
of our new
Curious Beliefs of the Savages of West
West African religion is particularly
generous to the human beings, to each
Spanking unruly'01 WD0BJ u allots several souls, four
ueiug me umi.ii uuiuuer. uuij uut i
immortal, however. The others, though
troublesome enough during the own
er's life, cease to be at the same time
as the body. They are the shadow
soul, the dream soul and the bush soul, j
One soul seems more than many of j
us can manage, but the poor African ,
has a bad time between the four of ;
them. He never knows when some !
enemy may plunge a knife into his
shadow, thus causing him to sicken I
and die, or when his bush soul, which '
takes the form of an animal, may rush J
into Sanger and get hurt, and, as for !
his dream soul, that is particularly I
troublesome, as it wanders from bis j
body during sleep and runs the risk of
being caught by witch traps. When
this happens its place is often taken
by a nasty stranger spirit called a
slsa," which seems to have no other
object but to cause misfortune and
sickness to the being who forms its
Most of the tribes have the idea of
an underworld after death, neither
heaven nor hell, but much like the ex
isting world, only dimmer. Among the
Tscbwi tribes this idea is well defined.
Their shadow world has a name
srahmandayi and they even know the
way to the entrance, which Is across
the Volta river. This place has its
markets, its town and Its interests, but
everything is felt in a more indistinct
These are handsome Brussels
Rugs, room size, very serviceable
will grace any room in your
We have many patterns both
in the all over, central floral
patterns, Medalion' center, and
Rugs are the modern floor
coverings. Very few carpets are
being sold . Rugs are more
sanitary, are easily taken up and
cleaned they are more econom
ical because they lit most any
room. Buy rugs for your floors,
Oen charge accounts today.
The Color Designs in these
rugs are the very prettiest, in
Green, Browns, Red and Green
and Green and Brown.
Any of these rugs will be de
livered at your heme on a small
payment down and $1.00 per
We have just received a large shipment of Velvet rugs in 27x54 size ..All in choice colors and
patterns. Others sell this rug for $3.00, Gately's price .. . $1.49
models in Women's Fall
Shoes. It's a shoe that will be
worn by Women who appreciate
style. A low toe and opera heel
in Patent Calf with Kid Top.
This One is
Our other models follow right along in this style procession in
suede, satin, dull leathers and patents. They are shoes that
you'll be proud to wear.
LONG PRICE RANGE
$2.50 to $6.00
Sires and widths to fit every foot correctly.
DAVENPORT. MOUNESo ROCK ISLAND.
Open Wed .and Sat evenings.
Any other evening by appoint
ment . No charge for alteration.
Ask to see our large line of
ladies' and men's clothing
which may be had for a small
payment down and 11.00 a
307-309 20th St Rock Island
Meat For Jurymen.
At one time it was the common duty
of both the plaintiff and defendant in
an action to provide refreshments for
the Jury empaneled to try It, and from
this arose the practice (which surviv
ed until 1870) of denying them "meat,
drink or fire" while deliberating upon
their rerdict Later on it became usu
al for the person in whose favor the
verdict was given to offer the Jury n
dinner and sometimes a guinea or so
for their trouble. This practice led to
so much abuse that it was found nec
essary to pass a law prohibiting It
, Garrick'a Wit.
David Garrick on one occasion pass
ed Tyburn as a huge crowd was as
sembling to witness the execution of a
criminal. "Who is be?" asked the
great actor of a friend who accompa
"I believe his name is Vowel." was
"Ah. said Garrick. "1 wonder which
of the vowels he Is, for there are sev
eral. At all events It is certain that it
Is neither U nor II"
Scientific Problems. .
"Much energy is not utilized. Thert
ought to be some way of conserving
the rays of the sun."
"Yes. and look at all the energy that
coea to waste in chewing cum. If we
could only harness the gum cbewers,
eh?" Pittsburgh Post
HuDSton I'd like to go shooting to
morrow if I could only get a dog that
was well trained. Ethel-Ob. I'll let
you take Dottle, then. She can stand
n faer bead, and shake hands, and
play dead, and say prayers, and do lots
MERRITTS, LOSERS TO ROCKEFELLER,
ON THE ROAD TO ANOTHER FORTUNE
r - -v-1. Alt 8
. f: -r-r;- ' 1
: ' Wii'
"There's a fellow who Is hoping for
a crop failure."
flint seems nnnsnnl What has be
"Wild oata. Ixtuisriile Courier Janr-aL
Ali red Merrill (left) and Leonidas MsrritU
with the Crane & Ordway Co., who
offered the property for various sums
between Jl.ooo and 2,000. There
were no bidders.
Mr. Greeneman meanwhile kept the
land in mind, constantly making In
quiries about it. so he finally decided
laut fall that ho would take a chance
on it, and an offer of $1,000 net was
accepted. Mr. Greeneman says he be
lieved he could get his money back
and took a chance on the speculation.
"One Jiiny day, when things were
dull," he says, "I learned Leonidas
Mtrritt was in Indianapolis, no I went
over and sold him the tract for J1.200,
and was glad to get that price. I had
gone to big expense ,to make the tllln
absolutely clear and had frequently had
prospectors look it over. The only
satisfaction I got was that it was good
for nothing but farm land, as It was
not on the range. -
"I took up the matter with several
steel companies, but none of them
would consider a purchase, nor would
they consent to drill it for n'S. 'I
therefore was convinced that the prop
erty was wcrthless for mining pur
poses." Operations have been going on fre
quently cf late at Range 28, and th
understanding is. as the drills have
not been removed, that the tract will
be mined and that a big steel cor
poration will undertake the work of
ur.overiu?' Its hidden wealth. The
namo of the owner of the land could
not be ascertained at Deerwcod.
where it alBo was said the result of
the "discoveries" thero have been
kept under cover. It was said the
jlfclmer Exploration company and an
j other concern had charge of the drili-
L, P. Ordway of the Crane & Ord
way Co., said when an offer of $1,500
first was mad-: on the property he op
posed the sale end advised that the
company retain posrseeeion. at least
until seme investigation had been
There Is always hope In a man that
actually and earnestly works in Idle-
Duluth, Minn., Sept 26. Alfred and its. The preaect estimated value ofmade
Leonidas Merritt of this city, makers i th property ;f JSoiwio. j .
and losers of millions, who created The Crane Ordway Co. of St, Paul Chamberlain'a Colic. Cholera and
sation two or three years ago by obtained the property in question on ; Diarrhoea ttexedy is today the be"
... -- j - v j0.-,.- . . nw-uuuu W''T-lrt. mAIMn. In ti -it.
i l.ii u u.(.uk.iiio - u e.v .lC lent.
vestigating committee that John D. Brainerd, Minn., the forei-tcgure hav-
Rockefc-tler. and his associates had i ing been executed ia 1S07. In 11)08
: and cure of bowel complaints. It
cures gr'ping, diarrhoea, dysente;
"done" them out of their rich bold-:J. F. tlreent.ro an b R Pa..1 . . ' . ...
. ; ,. : """"tar.a oiiouia no luKen at tne nrst un-
ings on the Mesaha range, may be cn; believing ttie ground to have a pros- nat,lr3x 0oer.ess "f the bowls 't
the road to another fortune. An 80-ipectlve valwc, offered the company I lb eaally TaiuaWi for children and
acre tract or land near Dcerwood, ; Uor for the 80 acres, but L!a offer JtCaJts. it alw ay cures. Sold by all
Minn., on Range 28, which they ra-j was refused. Kor sovcral years there- i .'rue-fin! i Ariv .
trn aione u toene perpetual despair. I ceniiy purcnnRea lor il ls now after tba lend lay, idle, Mr. Greene-i
rlyla, 'ltsarned coataius valuable iron depuk- tnaa later La.itis rebumea &cotiatloa! Ail t& newa all the time ThaAreu