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THE ARGUS, FltlDAY. OCTOBKK 20, 1900.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
B.-.ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
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township in Hock Island county.
TRAEslj Council o
Friday, Oct. 26, 1906.
The Way To Mark Your
Ballot Nov. 6.
Tor Congressman. Fourteenth District,
For Senator, Thirty-third Senatorial
GEORGE R. WHITING.
citizens, headed by the mayor, who
told the evangelist that he had better
not try; enforcing their advice by
swinging a big stick. When the dust
had subsided Sam had the stick and
the field of evangelistic work was
Chief of Police Kittilsen has taken
the stand that under the ordinances of
Moline. no campaign lithographs but
his own for sheriff shall adorn the
telegraph and telephone poles of
that city. But the people of Moline
are not so biased as Candidate Kittil
sen would have them appear. Scores
of them sent down for lithographs of
Donovan yesterday and they will post
them, too. ,
Sir Thomas Upton, replying to a fe
male interviewer who questioned him
on the subject of his matrimonial in
tentions, replied that he would have
married long ago if he had only been
a Mormon. This recalls the reply made
by Sir Richard Burton, the famous
oriental traveler to an anxious mother
who asked him what his intentions
were concerning her daughter. "Ah,
madam." said Sir Richard, "in a coun
try like Great Britain where a man is
allowed but -one wife at a time one
can not be too careful."
For Representative. Thirty-third Sena
EVERETT L. WERTS.
For County Clerk,
For County Treasurer,
Oust the court house ring and-then
the people will ascertain the true status
of affairs at the countv building.
A Japanese midshipman at Annapo
lis has resigned. If the Nipponese are
growing angry with us it is just as
well not to ttack any of them how to
Sr.. Iuis Republic:.' In failing to
have a full and free discussion of t!e
subject of currency ieform. the bank
ers gave congress a fine exeu.-e for dis
If this campaign runs much longer,
tile first thing the Union knows it will
be forced into a defense of it-elf. And
what a spectacle that will present for
gods and men!
Silver Enjoying a Boom.
Colorado is deeply interested in the
wonderful boom in silver which sent
the pr.'ce up to 70 cents an ounce. The
explanation of this spurt in silver au-
J pears to be that while the demand has
steadily, though gradually, grown since
1S9U. there has been no appreciable in
crease in the production in the last 10
years. While there has been a large
amount of money invested in mining
in that period, it has gone into cold
and copper ventures rather than into
the search for the white metal. The
gold hunt has been stimulated by the
adoption of gold as the money stand
ard of the great commercial countries,
while copper has been a favorite ob
ject of search because the new uses to
which the metal is put daily have
found an apparently inexhaustible
maiket for it.
The price of silver has also been
stimulated by the largely increased
demand for it as subsidiary coinage in
this country and by the prospects
ahead of it in the countries whose cir
culating medium is silver and copper.
The greatest of them is the' report that
China is about to adopt a money sys
tem which will be imperial, in strong
contrast with the old system, which
has been for provinces emly. The new
Chinese coinage may be based on sil
ver or un gold, but in either event the
circulating medium will be silver. The
increase in the commerce of the world
demanding metallic money for interna
ronal exchanges has aiso something to
do with the buoyant price of the white
metal. While it has been assumed
that the increased production of gold
was taking care of this. Director of the
Mint Roberts has recently compiled an
estimate of the world's supply of gold
money, which is $150,000,000 less than
the usually accepted estimate. He be
lieves the amount of gold which has
been diverted to the arts has been un
derstated to something like this
Bryan anil Lt Follettc.
The Racine Times has the following
to say cf two of the greatest : nl most
sincere living Americans:
"William Jennings Bryaa ?al Robert
M. La Folletto met at Wate:tv:i Tues
day whil1 the former was on his way
to Madisca. The meeting v.r.3 acci
dental tut according to new-paper re
ports not the lesc pleasurable. There
is a strong friendship betwci uie two
and each has words o? praise for the
other's public services. There is a
great difference between the two, how
ever. Bryan is unquestionably a far
more powerful and magnetic public
speaker, but La Folleite has the great
est and most accurate mentality. Bry
an treats public questions from the
broad standpoint of general principles
but La Follette delves into the details
and extracts the essence. Bryan is
more or less superficial while La Fol
lette is painstaking and accurate. Each
Is the leader of advanced thought in
his party and each is execrated by the
monev nower of the country. It is
within the bounds of possibility that
they may be opponents for the presi
dency at the next national election and
if so the contest will be a friendly erne
and conducted with mutual regard for
WATCH FOR IT.
Some say that city girls are poor, ig
norant things. Some of them cannot
tell a horse from a cow, but they do
know that Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea is one of the greatest beaut ifiers
known. Tea or tables, 115 cents. T. II
Iteaiizing that in oraer to present j
the proper inducements to factories
'there must be competitive track facili
ties. Rock Island proposes to provide
that essential without delay.
Talking about juggling with figures,
the Union ought te be admitted to the
school of high finance it could seek in
figuring former County Treasurer Cox
out of his present predicament.
All that the Union may do to divert
public attention from the fact, the is
sue cannot be dodged. It is a plain,
cold question of competency vs. in
competency in the county treasurer
candh'acy. Both Cox and Schafer have
been tried. Look up their recerds.
It is 4t; years since there has been
a change in the conduct of the county
clerk's office. When the condition of
county affairs is under discussion,
would it not expedite matters to make
a change and leave no stone unturned
to make the investigation complete.
Frank L. Butterwortb. a noted Yale
fcxitball player of a few years ago. has
been nominated for state senator to
represent the Eighth Connecticut dis
trict by the republicans. Harvard's
old-time star halfback, Everett J. Lake
of Hartford, is the republican candi
date for lieutenant governor of Connecticut.
Miss Braddon. the popular novelist,
who celebrated her 70th birthday by
issuing her 2d book, received $12.50
for her best known effort. "Lady Aud-
ley's Secret." Since then royalties!
have been paid to her on over a mil-!
lion copies. Miss Braddon reads,
French. German, Spanish, and Italian
with equal facility.
There can be no question that the
public mind in New York is profound
ly Impressed over the gubernatorial
flection, which makes fhe campaign
extremely doubtful, and which every
candidate that is elected will be under
no obligations to his party for his vic
tory, as many democrats are support
ing Mr. Hughes and a large number of
republicans are supporting Mr. Hearst.
The late Sam Jones prided himself
on belonging to the church militant.
Because of his sensational methods as
an evangelist he was often in strenu
ous situations, but perhaps the most
thrilling episode of his erratic career
was on the occasion of his visit to a
rough town down in Texas. On Sam's
arrival in town he announced his pur
pose to clean it out or up.. Thereupon
he was waited upon by a committee of J
3 Pb.T131 Al 7AMJR S U IT
Uiwisual Values ia
Women's Coats at $10, $15
THE steady demand we have liad for tliese
stylish, but moderately priced garments
proves their worth. It is particularly pleasing to
us, as it denotes that our erForts to supply our
patrons with coats that would he exceptional
values at tu to $15 have been successful.
We speak in particular of one
at $10 which is a full box
coat in double-breasted style;
50 inches long; made of ex
cellent qualirty ke,csey ; body
lined; collar and cuffs trim
med with velvet -10.00
This is the best coat of this
class that we have ever of
fered at $13; of light-weight
kersey in the popular box
style. Full satine lined: col
lar and cuffs trimmed with
velvet and braid --15. 00
Our Suits at $12.60 are of exceptional merit
and have hecn mucli sought after, even hy per-,
sons considered exclusive dressers. This is due
principality to the high grade materials and
rorkmanship. One is a large plaid; jacket is
cut in popular coat effect and piped with plain
materials to match a shade in the plaid. Full
pleated skirt, SI 2.50.
Good Waists at $1.
Serviceable waists In neat, taste
ful styles; material is of dark
blue ground with polka dots;
open front - model, has long
sleeves; front is
Plated SI. 00
Children's Coats $2.95
Splendid warm little coats for
school wear; the assortment af
fords a wide range of choice
both as to style and color; sizes
range from 6 to 14 years:
priced at only S2.95
Second Floor, West Side.
CHILDREN'S SHOES $1.75 to $2.50.
JPOOT-FORM shoes, which have become recog
nized as the only proper kind for growing
feet. Button or lace styles, some have heavy
soles, made of strong yet pliable leathers. The
pair, $1.75. $2, $2.50.
Women's cloth top button shoes
with patent coltskin vamps.
Come in 7, 8, 9, button effects;
have cither tipped or plain toes.
The pair 3.50 and $4.00
East Aisle, rear.
Street and school shoes, button,
or lace styles, wide of narrow
toes, and have heavy soles.
Made of gun metal leather.
P"lr ; S2.50
JOHN SELDEN'S DOG.
.' Copyright. 1P06, by C. H. HIrt.1
For ten years, or from the time ha
was twenty to thirty, John Selden had
been the cashier of Henderson's pri
vate bank. Tropic said it was a very
responsible place for a young man of
twenty, and some shaok their head
iind predicted that temptation wouM
get the better of him. but Henderson
smiled at their fears and replied:
"John has been a clerk here for four
years. I have tried him out over and
over. There isn't a dishonest hair in
his head, and you cou.dn't put money
enough before him to tempt him to
Young Selden did not marry. He haJ
no vices, lie was pleasant aud friendly
with all. but it was seldom that h!
went out of an evening. At the bank
he was culled "Clockwork." A nior
dil:gent. reliable man never gave hi.)
services to another. At twenty-live h;j
had the hanking business at his fingers'
ends. Between that age ami thirty lie
had as many as ten offers fr.nn other
financial institutions. In the ten ye.irt
his salary was increased five times.
During these ten years, as Selden him
self slalevl. ho was never under tempta
tion for a moment.
Then came a horrible temptation.
After awhile it began to tell on hi:;
health. The banker suggested a vaca
tion. It was i lieu that tiie temptation
After being trailed fur a month and
after a dozen almost sleepless nights,
John Selden agreed to do as the 1111
k vn wished. He set out without
hss of time and with feverish auxiety,
and it seemed :ts if Satan aided bini.
He packed up $1ikj.ihiO worth of bondj
ami cash jifter banking hours, walked
oat of the town with a satchel without
being particularly remarked and when
six miles away took a train, lie bad
made no plan as to where lie should
go. Where lie did go was to a village
forty miles away. He was ill when h !
gat oft the train and ill for a mouth ac
the' hotel, u lien lie i'(covered he stay
eel on. He was quiet, minded his own
a tl'air.s and somehow the villagers camo
to believe that be was a detective. j
It so happened that ltaner Hender
son was the first to discover his Ios.
No oiio could have taken the money but
his trusted cashier, lie was stunned
for a time by the blow. Then be mail '
up bis mind to a certain thing, and mt
a word regarding the missing money'
parsed bis lips. Ho said that SHdeii !
had gone on a vacation. He spoke al-'
ways in his praise. It put him t
Tont strait? to make the shortage
go-jj. but he accomplished it. and not a
breath of suspicion was raised against
the cashier. The money was gone and
th cashier wns gone, but the lvml v
would not beli"e that he bad been
mistaken in Selden. What be did w ;: t .
to c.i!! in a private detective, swc-ir him
to secrecy forever and then send him
out on a se.irch. There was no dew
whatever to work on. Selden might
have gone north, east, south or west. '
It was like hunting for a needle in a
The detective had to make a sh irt
journey to see a relative who was ill.
He bad been ab:ut the bank for a'
week. Selden had left behind bini a
little dog -nn animal he had had for
four years. Strangely enough, the d':r
took to the detective at once and fol
lowed him everywhere and rtcknowl
etlged him as master. Finding the
canine at his heeds at the depot, the
detective lifted lilni up and took hiui
along. Dy and by he got off at a vil
lage. A day or two later bo set out for n
walk over the highway. The dog fol
lowed and frisked about. After a
couple of miles had been passed the
man was about to turn back when be
came upon a man seated on a bank by
the roadwidv? w ith his heael " on his
hands. While he was yet five rods
away the little dog ran ahead and
leaped upon the stranger and barked
and frisked and showed every sign of
Intense excitement. The man did not
repulse hiin. On the contrary, he lift
ed up the animal and fondled and talk
ed to him.
It did not need the astuteness of a
detective to come to a conclusion on
the spot. The dog bad found bis old
master. The officer advanced and look
ed down on the man and said:
"You arc John Selden, who robbed
"Yes." was the reply, aud Selden ilid
ntt even look up.
'Where have you been sine'e?"
"In the village three miles away."
"Where is the mouey?"
"It is in my room, everj- elollar of it.
Leave me the dog, and you may have
The detective did not put the cashier
under arrest. He went with bini to
his hotel, telegrapheel the banker, and
that night Henderson arrived and
"John, what is it? Why did you do
"A voice kept telling me to rob the
bank." was the reply.
"And you have not spent auy of the
"N'ot a dollar. What are you going
to do with me?"
"Take you to a better phice in the
"Yes." said the eminent physician
who examined John Selden n?xt day,
"it is a case of hallucination. He was
overworked, lt might have been sui
cide if not robbery. Take him to Ben
sou's sanitarium for acoupieof months
and then give him his old place back.
He is an honest man with a hallucina
tion." "Praise God!" answered the banker
as he wiped a tear from bis eye.
"I've lost a case." addeti the de
tective, "but I've learned something
new about men." M. QUAD. I
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LOCATION Faces the prettiest 02rt of Long View park, on Fifteenth street. Only a short walk from
the street cars. It's an eas: front lot, ard the street is paved with asphalt and paid for.
SIZE Two stories high, and has six large rooms, besides an elegant reception hall,
lot has 40 feet frontage on Fifteenth streets
:nd bath room. The
DETAILS The floors downstairs, in the hall, upstairs and in the bathroom arc cf hardwood. AM the fin
ish downstairs and the staircase is in hardwood. The cellar is cemented and is divided by brick partitions
into four compartments a laundry, a vegetable cellar, a furnace room, and a coal bin. The furnace is cf the
hot air type. The foundations are of stcne. There are gas and electric lights throughout, even in the clothes
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home complete ready to step into. The price ask us abcut that.
Fire building lots in the village of Reynclds, 70x150. What will you give
Building lots on Eighteenth avenue, near Twenty-fifth street,
41x125; right on car line $300
A splendid east front lot on Ninth street; 42 feet front; has $175 drilled
well on it; $25 down and the balance on essy terms $500
Lots on Fourteenth street, between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues;
cement sidewalks; easy payments $500
Fine building lots, 40x127, one block and less from street car; beautiful loca
tion; high, dry and level; a dollar down and a dollar a week you can
pay more if you want to. Corner lots at $330; inside lots at $325
A half acre of ground on Twenty-seventh street, near city limits, for $625
A lot on Forty-fourth street, near Blue line cars; 50x140; pavement
all paid for $600
An elegant east front lot cn Fourieenth-and-a-haif street, near Tenth avenue;
45 feet frontage; strictly a first class location; the price is decidedly
A large lot. S0x10. near Seventeenth street and Ninth avenue; can be divided
into two beautiful lots. If you know anything about prices in that neigh
borhood, you know it is a snap at $1,650
A six-room hcuse on Fortieth street, blcck from street cars, four blocks
from public schools; lot 50x150 $1,450
A two-story eight-room house on Thirteenth avenue, near Tenth street;
has furnace and city water; lot 40x130; will sell cn easy terms; a snap at. $1,850
A seven-room house on Twenty-fifth street, near Thirteenth avenue; city
water; lot 50x140; can be bought on easy terms, for $1,900
A splenriid little home on Fourteenth street; five rooms besides a bathroom
and reception hall: stone foundation; gas, hct air furnace; east front
A good seven-room house near Eighteenth avenue; has well and cistern; will
sell an acre of ground with it if you want it: price, including a half
A gcod seven-room house on Thirty-eighth street, rear Fifth avenue; stone
foundation; cement sidewalks; city water; electric lights; sewer; lot
50x150: good location for roomers; only $2,650
An 11 per cent investment proposition on Third avenue; $3,CC0 will
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A modern house en Sixth avenue, near Twenty-ninth street; six rooms; lot
40x140; only a hicck from the different car lines; a pretty home with
aM conveniences $2,800
A modern seven-room house on Thirtieth street, near Seventh avenue; hot
air furnace, electric lights, gas stove; size of lot 60x180; room for
1 another house; C2ct front $3,200 ,
A gocd eight-room house on Twenty-first street, near N inth avenue; east front;
modern arrangement throughout, but has no furnace; nice reception hall; stone
foundation; small barn; lot 50x140; one of the best locations in tewn . . .$3,400
A modern six-room cottage on Fourteenth street, near Tenth avenue; hot wa
ter heat; stone foundation; a well built house throughout; cash or essy
A splendid two-story seven-rcom house on Fourteenth street; modern
throughout; east front; cement sidewalk $3,600
An cicgant seven-room house on Twelfth street; finished in oak; mod
ern throughout; lot 50x150; pavement paid for $3,000
An eigbt-rocm house on Twentieth street; hoi water heat, fireplace and
all modern conveniences; a decided snap at $3,800
A modern seven-room house on Twelfth street: per month $20.00
A thoroughly modern eight-room flat on Fourth avenue; per month ... .$28.00
A g'ced store room, with modern flat upstairs, located at Seventh avenue
and Seventeenth street; rent will be made right for a good tenant.
We have some first class investments in business property. We
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"Why," you ask, "is this true?" The reasons are fully apparent, if win
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