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.THE ARGUS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 100C.
of Years Now Offered in
Of the Very
' And at the Very
In the Three Cities. Remember,
we guarantee to save you
75 to 100
On each and every Piano, and
guarantee to give you as good
a Piano as you can buy, no mat
ter where you go. Also, remem
ber we are reducing our stock
Furniture & Stoves
Before moving, and are making
astonishingly low figures.
J. P. AMENT,
1622 Second Avenue.
A simple remedy. Neglect of
a cold may'result in a chronic
throat trouble. Sold only in boxes.
8 New Fish Market I
8 Thos. R. Aten. Prop, g
Dealer in All Kinds of
Fresh Fish & Oysters
' LAKE FISH White fish and
Jj OCEAN FISH Red snappei-. k
O codfish, smelts, llouiider and p :
q salmon. g,
g RIVER FISH Channel cat, g
O bullheads, buffalo, white perch, a.
sun fish, croppies and black !
o bass. O;
Q Also k fine selection of oysters,
(5 crabs and lobsters. . o '
O DONT FORGET THE NUMBER g;
8 1510 SECOND AVENUE, B
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. g
Adds to your health and comes
within reach cf your, purse, is
what is needed.' We want you
to test the quality cf groceries
we offer. If you buy cf us once,
you will again.
A FEW TO INTEREST YOU:
Purity Flour, per sack $1.35
Coffee, ISc, G lbs. for $1.00
Crackers, 2 lbs. for 15c
HAIL THE FARMER
His Accomplishments the Won
der of the Age, Says Prof.
W. G. Johnson.
IS PRODUCING BILLIONS
Crops in Two Years Worth More Than
Output of Cold in 400 Years,
. It Is Said.
Cheese, Brick, fancy, lb 15c
Catsup, bottle 8c
Pickles, sour, gallon 20c
Sorghum Molasses, gallon. . .5Cc
Cider, sweet, pure, gallon... 25c
Ammonia, quart boltle 8c
Pure Castile Soap. lb. bar...1Cc
Strained Honey, quart jars.. 45c
Lemons, large, fancy, doz 0c
Cocoanut, in bulk, lb 15c
2207 FOURTH AVENUE.
Old phone 223 West. New 5453.
TRI-CITY TRANSFER AND
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small, at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We al
so handle the best grades of
O hard and soft coal. A portion
Q of your patronage is respectful
p ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
Q anteed. New 'phone 54C4; old
OFFICE 215 TWENTIETH ST.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar
and Trimmings a Specialty.
For cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color
the wall with alkali, etc. Plans
sent us for estimates will re
ceive careful attention and be
returned at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C. B. & Q. rail
road. Trains No. 5 and 10 will
stop and let visitors off and on.
Bridge, Ctcne, Corn Crib
Blocks and Foundation Stone,
any size desired.
Samples of stone and photos
of buildings can bo seen at
Room 12. Mitchell & Lynde
g Q ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager
Rock Island or Colona, III.
sOGOOOOOGOGGOOOOOOOOOOCCOO j OOGOOGOOOGOOGOOGOGGOOGGOGO
Professor "N. O. Johnson, managing
ilitor of the American Agriculturist,
who wrote the following article on
the wonderful achievements of the
American farmer for the New York
Herald's annual financial review, says
"Our American farmer is the wonder
of the age. Wall street trembled when
he announced the value of his products
for lirtJo at $0,415,000,000. Railroad of
ficials shook because of their inability
to hand to him a bill of lading In l'JU4,
but when he asked for rolling stock to
transport his crops at the close of the
last harvest they were unable t j speak.
He requested cars for 2,708.000,000
bushels of corn, 740,000,000 bushels of
wheat, 1,000.000,000 bushels of oats,
8o.O()0,COO bushels of rye. 150.000,
000 bushels of barley. 30.000.000 bush
els cf. flaxseed. 250,000.000 bushels of
potatoes. 2S.000.000 barrels of apples.
3,000.000 bushels of onions. 910,000
bushels of cranberries. 050.000.000
pounds of rice. 230,000 tons beet sugar,
11,000.000 bales of cotton. 58,000.000
tons of liny, 42.000,000 iwunds of broom
corn and 150,000,000 pounds of to
bacco. I:iiry l'rotluet.H Yiixt.
Tn addition the farmer asks for
transportation of milk, butter and
cheeno from 17.570.00u cows, which
prudifets nl;i:e he estimates will be
worth in l'.rj;; more than S'.IGS.oou.OOO.
He values his cows at $4N2.O0ii.U)0, to
say nothing of the -13.700,000 other cat
tle, worth in round numbers $ijC3.00i.-
000. Just to make the figures even up,
he say?, add another Sl.5o0.oo0.000 for
i horses ami mules and cast your eye
1 over 47.400.000 sheep and swine in the
i barns and lields. As the general freight
agent starts away, scratching his head,
the farmer says provision must be
made for handling and shipping 1.S00,
000,000 dozeiTof eggs, during the next
When he closed the year 1001 the
American farmer announced the value
of hi products at $4,000,000,000. The
general public was amazed at these
unthinkable ligrires, but when he comes
forth at the close of another season
with an" aggregate of over $1.5i0,000,
VO'J more than the marvelous record of
l'J04 we wonder what sort of a man
the farmer really Is. All other classes
cf producers sink into insignificance
when compared with him.
"All the gold mineral In the world In
tl:e last 400 years could ifot'purT-bafse
the farm crops of the last two years.
"Farm crops for 11)05 are worth more
than the value of the manufactures of
five years ago, aot counting the mate
rials used. They represent several
times the gross earnings of all the
railroads in the United States.
"An occupation that produces such
bewildering Ogures Is deserving of
more than passing attention. A few
years ago the man who tills the 0,000,
00 farms in the United States was
called a 'hayseed' or 'Rube.' Today ho
stands liead and shoulders above his
fellow coworkers in other vocations,
but we never hear him speak disre
spectfully of any one. He is the mas
ter of the situation. Wall street con
sults him and measures the successes
of the year by the contents of the
Doe Xot Xeeil Aim.
The man behind the plow has deliv
ered his goods for 1905 and bids every
body a happy New .Year. . His grn.tia-
1 Miles of Wall Paper
to go at low prices not because there Is anything wrong
with It. The patterns are good, the colors harmonious;
but we must clean our shelves for the new season's stock.
Our prices for hanging are as low as the lowest and good
workmanship will permit.
PARIDON WALL PAPER CO.,
PRACTICAL WALL PAPER HANGERS.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
Interest Paid on
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, PresidenL
H. P. Hull, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde's building.
R. R. Cable,
William H. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
II. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson & Hurst.
S TyriniTVy? CUTtf1!! M0ST DELICIOUS PIES, r
SmJflfj OUlO FRUITCAKES.PUDDINGS
!In2-Pie 10c Packages!! and cookies:----
is what Mrs. Lucy
StovalLof Tilton, Ga
said after taking
of other weak
stored to perfect
health by this rem
edy. YOU may be
well if you will take
nearly all the sick-
ness that women
have. It deprives the system of nourish
ment and the delicate organs peculiar to
women suffer weaken, and become
enables the stomach and digestive organs
to digest and assimilate all of the whole
some food that may be eaten. It nourishes
the body, and rebuilds the weak organs,
restoring health and strength. Kodol cures
indigestion, constipation, dyspepsia, sour
risings, belching.heartburn and all stomach
Digests What You Eat
ricv are l;;Itriu? to overflowing. Lis cei- I
with the necessities of life. He a:ks
alms from ii man. He feeds the
world, reserving tirst enough for him
self and family. No one dare deny
the fact that the prosperity and wel
fare of the United States are inti
mately associated with the wonderful
aehievements of the American farmer.
He has pushed ahead, keeping pace
with the times. In ten years, from
1S00 to 1000. he Increased the value of
his products nearly U3 per cent, but
the most marvelous advances have
been made during the last five years.
"From product; valued at $3,742,
'JOO.OOO in ISOt) he advanced to $4.4S0,.
000,000 in 1CMI3 and $4,000,000,000 one
year later. It is by no means admitted
that these figures represent the full
value of the farm products. Besides
the value of his products the real es
tate values of the farms have increas
ed over S3 per cent in Ave ye:.;.
"During the last few years the Amer
ican farmer has accumulated larger
sums of money than ever before. In
many sections his deposits have been
so generous that the rate of interval
was forced down. Alert to these con
ditions, the farmer has now larger
sums in permanent investment than
ever before, lie has shown his capae
Ity as a financier; he is founding many
rural banks, a movement of no unsta
"For the first time in the banking
history of the south there are deposits
in excess of ;? 1,000,000,000. The man
with one hand on the plow keeps the
other on the combination of the vault
containing his cash or securities. What
the future has in store for the Ameri
can farmer no man can tell, but one
thing is sure he never turns back. He
goes straight ahead, and nothing can
change his belief" that his is not the
best and safest of all vocations. He
is no longer a tiller, but a supreme
master of the soil.
"Farmhouses ar connected with tel
ephones as never before. Isolation Is a
thiug of the past. Modern equipment
and furnishings make his home the
best in the world. His children are
offered improved opportunities for edu
cation; the rural delivery brings to his
door daily literature of the highest
class; he is a ravenous reader. As his
power to purchase increases his ap
proaches the most comfortable . and
happy ideal American home.
In the production of these immense
crops the farmer raced peculiar condi
tions. His fields were not always cov
ered with sunshine and his pathway
was not strewn with roses. The early
part of the season was beset with many
adverse cireumstauccs that tried the
iron heart of the sturdy plowman. How
ever, this extraordinary harvest was
not so much due to meteorological con
ditions as to the skill, energy and sci
entific methods pursued by the fanners
themselves. There is no place in the
world where agricultural practices
lave reached so high a scale of develop
ment as in the United States.
"The American farmer has not been
handicapped by the traditions of cen
turies as have the farmers of the old
world. He has been steadily hoeing
his own row. With the help of the gov
ernment and state experts at tue agri
cultural colleges and experiment sta
tions and the dissemination of scientific
knowledgeand the exchange of practical
experiences through the agricultural
press the farmers have advanced more
rapidly in technical, specific and prac
tical knowledge than any other class
A generation ago a season no more fa
vorable than that experienced in lOOS
from a meteorological standpoint, would
have resulted In only a moderate crop
yield, far hort of the present magnifi
"Although nature was by no means in
a generous mooa me past season, our
farmers have wrested from her results
that would have been Impossible, even
under the most favored conditions, in
the days of their sires or grandsires."
Ninety Are Promoted to the High
School From the
LINCOLN SENDS THE MOST
Second Semester Opens Monday When
These Students Will Enter Upon
the Higher Course.
i sss a cz3
Dollar bottl holds 3 Hi
tinoa u ramck aa tli
trial, or 60 cent ilzo.
Proparod at tba Lab
oratory of K.C.lWltt
Co.. Chicago. M i.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Rock Island, 111., Jan. 1G, 190G.
To his Honor, the Mayor of the City
of Rock Island, in the county of Rock
Island and State of Illinois:
ine unaersignea petitioners, repre
senting a majority of the property own
ers of the property situated on both
sides of Fourth avenue and three hun
dred feet in each direction from No.
2129 on Fourth avenue in said City of
Rock Island, do hereby consent and
request you to grant a saloon license
to Theoplus Van Hecke to be located
at No. 2129 on Fourth avenue in said
City of Rock Island in accordance with
the provisions of the ordinances of the
said City of Rock Island regulating the
granting of such licenses:
Name. No. of feet
William Hubers 90
Ellen Pearson . . : , GO
G. W. Rochow 22 V2
William Kay 30
Mrs. E. Strate
Fred C. Strate
Edward L. Strate
Charles J. Strate g
Mrs. Fred Herges ' " "
Mrs. H. Hansen V
Edith Strate )
Anastasia Murphy CO
James Carl CO
Albert Meyer )
Charles Oswald ( - " ;
Wilhelmina F. Oswald CO
Robert Kuschmann CO
Mrs. Anna Merk GO
Joseph Geiger .....CO
Mrs. Lou Kaufman, agt. Mrs. Merk
Mrs. Caroline Eckhardt , ... .... .CO
Chailes G. Wulff ....25
Ed T. Murrin 50
George A. Darling . . . .' GO
Charles E. Evans, H. C. Lusk, agt.. 32
Next Monday the second semester
for the public schools of the city will
be commenced, and !0 pupils will bo
promoted to the high school. The
largest class will be from the Lincoln
building, which has 4S., Hawthorne is
second with 23, and then comes Hor
ace Mann and Longfellow with 12 each.
There will then be about COO pupils
enrolled at the high school, and moro
rooms have been fitted for their ac
commodation. Those who will be grad
uated are as follows:
John J. Eames, Bessie 13. Cary, Eliz
abeth M. Postlewaite, R. Kenneth
Welch, Benjamin Taxman, Eva I. Beel-
er, David 1 . iioge, uertruue m. isieuer.
John II. Thomnsou. Jessie W. Booth,
Ray Smedley, Flossie M. McCleary,
John O'Connor, Ethel M. Wilson, hara
Etta Wakefield, Minnie Mae Horst,
Earl Adrian Bourdeau, Mary C. Bahen,
Maria H. E. Bruhn, Louis Doyle, h lor-
ence C. Mccartny, iuaguaiene Mew
art. Charles F. Stauduhar, Olive M. Pe
terson, Edwin I. Johnson, Anna E.
Wells. John L. Collins, Irene V. Biehl.
Arthur R. Lunden. Ben T. Young. Ar
thur N. Drips, Anna E. Caliahan, Jo
sephine M. Cook. Charlie E. Adamson.
Charlotte E. Wheelan. Elizabeth Wiley,
Otto J. Juhl, El ma Gilbert, Lester B.
Sterling, Sarah J. Barker. Otto A.
Klockau. Luzilla J. Motz, Katherine T.
Dean Fort man, Johannes Nickola.?
Lempfort. William Henry Burns, Jr..
Albert Lee Todd. Lester S. Hastings.
Maggie Lovica Hutchinson, Gladys L.
Smith. Hugo Xavier Rietzler, Edwin
W. Sullivan, Maureen Englin, Blanche
It. Quinlan, Willard Elmer Park, Marii
Peterson, Lettie May Burgess, Clara
Hahn, Arthur L. Swanson, Edward L.I
Freeman. Rex W. Bennett. Olof Jonas-
sen, ceiia laxman. ueuoen uronnoim.
James J. Carroll, Jr., Mildred Buncher.
Mabel Lavina Anderson, Mary Lou
sa Do Pover, Cora Agnes Hermann,
lenrietta Horn. Hilbert George Kelly,
John Henry Koehler, Julia Evangeline
Russ. M. Florence Sass, Mae Spauid-
ng. Harry A. Stoaks. Mamie Viet her,
Florence Ethel Weigand.
Guy J. Bulger. Norman Y. Christian
sen, Delmar D. Dooley, Bernice M.
Holmes, Lillian E. Larson, Ardian S.
McBride. Edith A. Olson, Charles C.
Peterson, Elizabeth B. Studer, Svante
M. Udden, Bessie M. Wilcox, Hazel C.
THE BEST COUGH CURE
In buying a cough medicine, re
member the best cough cure,
costs no more than any other kind.
Remember, too, the kind that
cures is the only kind worth any
thing. Every year thousands are saved
from a consumptive's grave by
taking Kemp's Balsam in time.
Is it worth while to experiment
with anything else ?
Sold by all dealers at 25c. and 50c.
1607J4 Second Avenue.
Can't be perfect health without pure
blood. Burdock Blood Bitters makes
pure blood. Tones and invigorates the
whole system. ,
and removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careful treatment
given to all cases, and nothing danger
ous used, like chloroform, gas, or co
caine. READ THIS:
We have a patent thin elastic plate,
with natural gums, that fits where all
other plates would fail. We use no
cheap material, for our work Is guar
anteed to be first class and equal to
the highest priced dentists. Call be
fore going elsewhere.
Cement Filling 25c
silver Filling;- SOe
Gold rlatln Killing &0e
Gold Filling;, up from l.OO
Gold Crowm, ."i.OO and 4.00 f.
Tb In Elastic IMnte SIO.OO V
lied Rubber Plate, $9 down to...$ 5.00 j
Dr. Marshall. $
From 20 to ,25 per cent Re
duction on All
In this are the
G. & H. Specials,
Hart, Shaffner 6c Marx,
B. Kuppenheimer (SJL Co.
Makes of Clothing.
Don't Miss TKis Opportunity at
l MAYES j
Is Exclusively For
All the Way.
H. D. MACK,
The California Limited is the only
train fcr Southern California via any
line of which the above is true.
The trip is sure to be pleasant socially,
because one meets a refined, widely
Semi-weekly summer service.
The trade mark viattd on
Porcelain Enameled Plumbing fix
tures means as much to you a our
name does when, we install them.
In addition to the trade mark, each
"jStattdiUKl fixture bears the manu
facturers "Green and Gold" label,
which is the guarantee of highest
CIIANNON & DUFF A
112 Weat Seveateeatb Street.
X H. E. CASTEEL,
II. B. SIMMON,
TRUST AND SAVINGS RANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stork, 1 OO.OOO. Four Per Cent Iaterent I'ald on Deposit.
C. J. Larkin,
J. J. LaVelle,
II. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
IL II. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Robinson,
- E. D. Sweeney,
H. W. Tremann.
II. D. Mack,
M. S. Heagy,
II. D. Simmon.
Office,' 1607y2 Second
Speidel's drug store.
Kstatcs and property of ail kinds are managed by this department,
which is kopt entirely Boparate from the banking businenn of the com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Ouarriian and Conservator ot Estates.
Keceivtr and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial"
Agent for Non-liesidents, Women, Invalids, and others.