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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1911.
Temperance Prize Essays
The second prizes in the Rock la
land Woman's Christian Temperance
Union essay contests were awarded to
Beatrice Vanderberg and James
Hughes. The essays are as follows:
By BEATRICE VANDERBERG.
A temperance man always makes a
good citizen for his mind is clear ana
sound and he has a healthful body.
Therefore h has the ability to per
form his duties and care for those
that are depending upon his support.
A temperance man always can- be
trusted and relied upon, for his
brain Is clear and sound.
The men that use alcoholic drinks
are always dull and stupifled.
He becomes careless, negligent and
Indolent. If he has a family they al
ways suffer. Therefore he does not
make a good citizen. The mer
chants will always trust a temperate
course with them. It is in the
spiritual realm that the ravages or
strong drink are most terrible.
Body and mind are so closely re
lated that when the one suffers that
others must share the suffering, and
the Injury to the physical health re
sulting from intemperance drinking
must therefore be accompanied by
similarizing of the mental and moral
But the inclination of the popular
thought is so strongly toward the in
vestigation of the physical phenom
ena that the spiritual consequences
of drunkenness are often overlooked.
Degeneration of tissues is more pal
pable than degeneration of spirit, a
lesion of the brain more startling
than a breach of faith, but the deeper
fact, of which the senses take no
note, is the more important fact, and
it would be well If the attention of
man, because he puts his money to! men could be fixed upon it.
good use. -
"The curse of drunkenness on the
side of its physical devastation has
toeen abundantly depicted by the ad
vocates of the temperance reform.
"The amount of grain consumed in
Jhe manufacture of intoxicating li
quors; the number of men whose la
The phenomena to which we have
referred often report themselves to
the quickened perception of those
who stand nearest to the habitual
Many a mother observes with a
heart that grows heavier day by day
the sign of moral decay In the char-
bor is worse than wasted in produc- j acter of her son. It is net the flush
ing and in vending them; the num
ber of lives destroyed by them; the
number of paupers and Insane persona
whose woes are traceable to this
source; the effects upon the health of
individuals all of these things are
frequently set forth with sufficient
fullness in impressive rhetoric. Some
allowance must be made for the over
statements of zealous advocates, but
there are facts enough of an appall
ing nature in these representations to
call for the most serious thought.
"But the worst side of drunkenness
is not that which appears in these fa
The most frightful effects of the
crink habits ere not those which can
be tabulated in statistics and reported
In the census.
It is not the waste of corn, nor the
destruction of property, nor the in
crease of taxes, nor even the ruin of
physical health, nor the Iocs of life,
which most Impresses the mind of
the thoughtful observer of inebriety.
It is the effect of this vice upon the
character of men as it is exhibited to
him day by day in his ordinary inter-
PURE RICH BLOOD
ed face and the heavy eyes that tron
bio her most; it is the evidence that
his mind is becoming duller and
fouler; his sensibilities less acute, his
sense of honor less commanding. She
discovers that his loyalty to truth
is somewhat Impaired, that he de
ceives her frequently and with com
punction. This effect is often observed in
the characters of the inebriate.
Truthfulness is the fundamental
virtue; when it is impaired the char
acter Is undermined and strong
drink makes a deadly assault upon it.
Coupled with this loss of truthful
ness is that weakening of the will
which always accompanies chronic
even worse than if they had been
eaten by crocodiles.
This not only transforms them
from respectable human beings to
drunken and degraded humanity and
disgraceful American citizens but it
robs them of their transport to heav
en above and sends them not to the
bottom of the river Ganges, but to
A government that licenses a sa
loon is four times as bad as a gov
ernment that would license a thief,
because the beer and whisky the sa
loonkeeper sells you injures your
body and weakens your mind and
makes you a drunkard; then it has
injured you foar ways: financially,
physically, morally and religiously,
while the thief takes your money
I away from you, you are left in a po
jsition to earn more.
a here are hundreds or thousands
of families In America suffering for
the want of food which their father
uses in making others rich and
"A Mohammedan will never at any
time indulge in wine for it Is against
their religion and that is one good
thing about their religion."
There are now many railroad of
fices that will not hire young men
who smoke, chew or drink.
Many months ago in one of the
weEtern cities a young man applied
for a position in the office of an edi
tor for a large daily paper. At first
the editor received him and spoke
favorably of giving him a position.
After a few minutes of talking, the
editor took from his pocket a cigar
and began preparing for a smoke.
The young man seeing the editor
preparing for a smoke took from his
pocket a pouch of tobacco and rolled
a clgaret which he lighted. After
they talked a-while the editor told
the young man that he thought he
would not need him. The young man
was surprised at this remark for the
warm reception the editor gave h!ii.
The young man asked the editor his
reason for not wanting him. At first
the editor didn't like to give his rea-
son Dut wnen tue yuuus man
This great publicity contest i belag held by the Piano Man nfactnrers Advertising Barra cf
Chicago to distribute a large appropriation which ha been made for this year's advertising. V
going to see. that tfie home people have the first chance for a portion of UW advertisim; appropria
tion. Remember thw Moliiie piano is made of the very best material ju1 1 built by only cr'ienrrj
men fn their respective lines, however, the same low price will be
maintained throiicjhont this entire publicity content a alve taU'd, our home prcple will receive th
first benefit of this largo appropriation befcre publicity contest of this kind will bo advertised for
the dealers who handle our piano in various sections of the country.
20 Years Guaranteed
GENTLEMEN'S GOLD WATCH
The man loses, little by little, the siste(j jn knowing he said he noticed
mastery of the regal" faculties are in
The loss of self-respect, the lower
ing of ambition," and the fading out
of hope are signs of the progress of
th:3 disease in the characters.
yellow stains on his finger tips from
the cigaret and that he had Just pro
duced the cigar to test his habits
and the editor said that he would
have no one in his employ who was
subject to th!s habit.
It is a mournful spectacle that of ! a seemed surprised but thanked
the brave, ungenious, high-spirited ; tne e(j;tor for telling him and left
man sinking steadily down into tbejtne room. a few months later a
degradation of inebriety; but howvounf, man appeared at the office and
many such spectacles are visible &Hjfaned for the editor. On being told
over the land. jtEe Eame, the editor called the young
And it is not in the characters of j b t there was such a change in
Harper House Pharmacy Sells a Pre. those alone who are notorious drunk- j him that he hardly knew him at first,
sc-ription That Means Vigor, :ards that such tendencies appear: ; The voung man said that he was the
Vim. Vitality. Mhey are often distinctly seen in the j fellow wno was seeking for a posi-
nvfs 01 men v. no arc never uiuhr.. tion before and that hD naa quit me
! 1 . . i : . 1 ,1 lib- tn linvp
a nnsition if there was a vacancy.
goad citizen-j The editor gave him a trial and now
'tho vnnnc man has one of the nicst
; responsible positions in the business
! . " imifi in nrovinc to be one or tne most
Because Mi-o-na causes the blood to
get better and more nourishment it is
at all times a valuable tonic. It puts
vigor into the muscles, clears up thy
improperly nourished brain and inakei
strong nerves that will stand the se
verest test. idea amors the neonle that the river i ,
Men who feel that their Mta.ity isc&lises s sacred aud that the good . Down south they ufte the Tobar.co
slipping away; that the vim end en- , in river be-i leaf right from the plant and cook
crgy that they formerly put into all , I,, . . ,n .hrh both lad;es and
ne max in oruer iu mease mis cuuu:" . ---
By JAMES lll'GHEP.
Temperance leads to
In India there is a superstitious
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20 Years Gtiamteed
LADIES' GOLD WATCH
i.. .K.i-.i j. in--' -rrT ir-i 1
of th9 world's very b t
l'lanos. Price $0i0.
Pame make only fitted with
iLUsrior player. Trlco $700.
CHEST OF SILVERThlrd Premium
Take any number from ore to fourteen inclusive. Do rot use any number
more than twice. Placo number eleven in center balloon basket, cue number
in each of the balloon baskets so that when they are added perpendiculai ly or
horizontally the total will make 2 7. For the nearest correct an'er wo will
give absolutely free the premiums In oricr of merit. You will be notified by
mail, and all premiums must be called for within ten days from closing of eon
test. It is not necessary to use this paper. Only onerersoa in a family can
The winner of the First Special Premium in this Great Publicity Contest will receive the
$500 oleeant Piano Free, or if they prefer they can have choice of either of the other two
j by paying the difference. Other Special Premiums to be awarded in order of merit. Tbia coate-st is
! being held by one of the world'6 largest manufacturers of high-grade pianos. We have takcu the agency
for this piano, and the manufacturers wish to make their riano as well known in this locality 83 it is In
other places where it has been hand led by the largest and best known dealers.
their work is lacking: that ambitious i
impulses and clever ideas do not come
as they used to are the kind of men
that need Mi-o-na.
Besides being a peerless remedy for
indigestion, Mi-o-na is a most pronounc
If you have that blue, discontented
feeling through the day and pass reft
I spirit they must throw a litt'.p child ! men ana cnnaren cai u
iu the river and allow it to drown and
be eaten up by the large crocodiles.
which are very numerous in the river;
ne?r the cities.
j We are called an enlightened
i Christian nation, and we don't
j threw any uf our littie children in I
llif riv.r To li liv crn-Mi 1 i 1 '
nights, trying unsuccessfully to i ,,.,t th " Insn ..... in th alf.nhnj '
get a refreshing slaep, take a month'. bua!riCS3 has mi,l8 in al, clti?a and
treatment of Mi-o-na stomach tablets, !on all g00(1 5Llreol cor,iers; tlu v ca i,
r.nd bring the sunshine in'o your life, jthem saloons, wl.ore brys and" girls ;
Mi-o-na costs but 0' cents at the Har- arid pr0vvnui)s fall into and are traus
per house pharmacy siul druggists ey- .formed by those crocodiles, called pa-1
cry where. Guaranteed to cure indigf.-s- loonkeepcrs, into drunkards, gam- i
tion and immediately relieve all s:om -j biers snd a'l kind? of degraded hu-'
Smoking and chewing doesn't pay.
"Tobacco often does a good deal
of harm to the health to the eyes
especially, to the nervous system
generally, producing headache, palpi
tation and trembling."
"What shall I say for the personal
habits you must form if you wish for
success? Temperance is the first up
on the list."
Any one that makes a glutton of
li'n6elf in pating is intemperate.
'any people make bad citizens be
cause they read bad books. We
should choose our books as our
ach misery, or money back.
imamty. which :a jus; as bad and
Joe C. Ne?ley Dead.
Joe C. Neely, vho as a young man
i was traveler lor il. u. vveus & jo.,
Chicago wholesale shoe dealers, and
who v il! be well remembered by all
the old-time shoa dealers in the three
cities, died suddenly at his home in
Chicago Tuesday. He retired from
"the road" a score or so cf years ago
ar.d has since been a member of the
firm of Neely Bros., shoe dealers on
West Madison street, near Halsted.
Joe Neely was raised in Davenport,
was the son of Robert Neely, who for
many yesrs was circulator of Daven
IN ADDITION TO THESE PREMIUMS
Every premium winner will receive, according to the msrit of solu
tion, a bonafide manufacturer's draft for an amount from i-.".00
to 137.00. These drafts will be accepted at their fuli face value to
apply on the purchase of any one of the new pianos that we are Intro
ducing to the Piano-Loving Public through this mammoth advertising
r'an. The above mentioned drafts will te given in .dconlnatiaii
" t-i .. ..ZZr TTFee at $148.00; three at 5137.00; three
ti $135.00; thre at $132.00; three at $129.00; three at $127.00;
tnrf at $125.00; thrae at $120.00; three at $110; three at ?100; ten
at $75.00; ten at $50.00 and all correst solutions will receive a draft
If you solve this puzzle correctly, you will receive, IN ADDITION
to or.e of the elegant premiums which you get AF.SOLUTEL.Y Fit 13 12,
a bona tide draft, as explained in th e above paragraph.
Our pianos have an enviable reputation fh almost every city where
ther are known and we the manufacturers believe we can Introduce
them In this market mora quickly and satisfactorily by giving the pro
pie THE SAVING of the enormous expense of an Introduction tfcrottph
ordinary methods. Any thinking person will readily appreciate that
any manufacturer of a reliable piano can well afford to make tho
a&bve liberal offer, if by so doing he makes his instruments as well
known in this vicinity during the next three or four weeks as would
take three or four years by ordinary methods of advertising.
This is the age of co- peraticn, and the manufacturer correctly
believes that the beat waj to Intro dueo - them on the market Is to
spend the advertising money in making SPECIAL OFKRS TO THfl
PEOPLE rather than by employing world-famous demonstrators at a
fabulous expense, and making th people pay for such methods by ask
ing a heavily inflated price for the piano.
Attach This Coupon (or one similar To Your Answer, Writ
Postoffice Town State
If possible Kive brio v names and addresses of two or
more of ycr fiiends who you believe mlltt ccnu'der the
purchase of a Piano, Player Piano or Grand.
BANISH THOSE GRAY HAIRS I
Ell the Dandrutf Germs Stop Bair Falling
Thousands of mothers arc looking younger. Their gray
hairs are gone. The natural color ha come back, and with it
a new growth of soft, glossy, luxuriant hair. Why should you
look old before your time, when you can look year younger
by using .
removed all the
dandruff and left
my scalp clean,
white and smooth.
Rochester, N. Y.
It la Posit! rely Guaranteed to Retora Faded and Gray Hair
to Natural Color
If other o-called" Restorers have failed, don't give up
hope, but give WYETH'S SAGE AND SULPHUR HAIR
REMEDY a trial. You run no risk- If it is not exactly as rep
resetted, your money will ! refunded.
PROFIT BY OTHERS EXPERIENCE
Cray Hair Restored
My fcair KMttn qft ry
ftlUac out rmpldly nd I mm troobl'a
wtth a terrfMe itch! f ta wip. Mr
bd u fmJI f d9raff. which f.l
upon my etothw kpt in conunl-
lr fcruahln It otl. Wtitl "n m visit l
Raehtrr I hr4 f your Sr
rhor for Uj hlr. I a. btt! nt
eu4 It A few epi:caJioM relieved th
ttehinc mr hr f opped fainnr nt a4
radaaUy cam kaK to Ita B?oral coir.
11 U new a nice d&rk rrn colr. aott.
loaar aad pltakta. Svrai af mr friexida
want to naa it aad I want to know whax
sott W1U chars m for aiz btUea at tC
UI.S B. A- ROS3.
Eh axon. Marcar Co.. Pa.
Crew Hate ea a BalA Read
For twa or three year my hair
had fceea falling out and g-etttna;
salts thta uotu th trp of my
head wa sstlrely baUL About
four months a-o 1 coazuneed us
Init S( aad Sulphur. Th t.rrx
battle aeoid to d sn go4
aad I kept tar It rerularly until
now I hava used foar bottles Th
wtil tap of my bead la fairly
eovrrd acd keeps cro!r.r tn
tMcker. I shall keep on oasna It
a while loarr, aa I notice a eoa
Rochester. K- T.
The in5rmary committee of Rock
Island county, Rock Island. 111., re
quests bids on the following described
1st. Steel tover and wooden tank.
' Tower to be 90 feet high to floor
beams and of proper construction and
I strength to support a tack of 25,000
i gallons capacity.
2nd. Same proposition as above as
I in regard to topper but tank to be of
, "0.000 gallon capacity.
3rd. One sixteen (16) horse pow
I er, four cycle horizontal gasoline en
' gine with 20 to 2t inch stroke pump
!ing jack attached. . '
4th. Lighting plant: One 5 K. W.
j 110 volt generator with switchboard
; and storage battery.
Above goods to be delivered, erect
ed and la working order at the county
i infirmary near Coal Valley, 111., by
jJuly 1. 1911.
; All bids must be accompanied by a
; certified check for $500 and must be
ia the hands of Infirmary Superinten
jdent Frank B. Wylie, Coal Valley. 111.
j not later than 6; 00 p. m. March 4,
j All bids are subject to rejection if
PUPILS SAVE VELL
jChil-.Irrn of Schools In Sooth Rock
Island and Sears Turn Jn
$69-11 to Add to Account.
The children of Aiken street school.
Center Station school and the Sears
school saved a total of $69.11 during
the month Just past and that amount
has been placed in the bank to the
credit of the pupi's. At the Aiken
street school the savings in the three
rooms were as follows: Miss Bruns,
$3.50; Miss Crawford, $18.61, and
mot satisfactory to committee,
j (Signed) PAUL WADSWORTH.
i FRANK STYVART.
; CHAS. OSWALD.
Ce. AND SIM A BOTTLE AT ALL DRUGGISTS
II Tear Dracol Doe Not Keep It. Sens Us the Price in Stamps, end We
Will Sene You a Large Bottle, Express Prepaid.
Wyeth Chemical Company, JiRSf ?"iV.
For sale and rccom mended by HariH-r lioue pharmacy.
Are you frequently hoarse? Do
'you have that annoying tickling in
your throat? Does your cough an
noy yoo at night and do you raise
mucous in the morning? Do you
want relief ? If so, take Chamber
I 'ain's Cough Remedy and you will be
i pleased. Sold by all druggists.
Speechless For Thanks.
Mcna, Ark. "I find Cardui to be
ail you represent," writes Mrs. H.
B. Ycrk, of this city. "I suffered
from womanly ailments, for nearly
two years, before I tried Cardui. I
have been so relieved since taking
it. I cannot say enough in its praise.
It baa done me a world of good, and
I recommend Cardui to all women."
Cardui Is over 50 years old. aad the
demand is greater today than ever.
Cadui is the standard, tonic med
icine, for women of eTery age. Would
you like to be well and strong? Then
take Cardui. Its record shows that
it will help you. Begin today. Why
Miss McCarthy $14.43, the total for
the school being $12.53. At the Cen
ter Station EChool the savings amount
ed to $o.37 cf which amount th? pupils
of Miss Johnston saved $2. S3 an4 j
those of Miss McGInty $3.43. Missj
Duwceldein's school at Sear3 saved
$10.11 and Miss Mltcheira an even $10
In the commercial agent's ofllco of
the road in Davenport, and so for the
preseut her timo will be divided be
tween the two offices. Miss Oden ex
pects that in a few days hf-r succes
sor will ha nanif-d at the Davenpor
news an t?ie t;ra Th
E. B. PEPPERS IS INSANE
is, uTtly CttO
Illinois City Man Ordered ConiBkttcdi
to Hospital at Watertovvn.
Edward B. Peppers of lilino'.a City
was adjudged insane In the county
court yesterday afternoon by a com
mission consisting cf Judge R. V,'. ,
nimalpH jsnd rir Ra!r,h Tlarl and A f if ' h rC IVifti'i
E. Williams. Mr. Peppers, who Is Eivaiiy Bni rwcaaies acmeumes
GOOf IT. I nis cntl D3 crr:nia&i voim xawie
10 years of are, la si7oring from de
lusions which ha.e caused hirn to
worry cont'deraLIy. The first symp
toms of bU loss of reason were no
ticed last year at wbich time ha was t ?
sent to a sanitarium In Davenport.!
The treatment did him little good,
nowever, ana u was oeciaea to abivi
to have him committed to the hospital i
at "Watertown and this was ordered j
done by the court.
il a WillT P1CH4UE with black
red ietteilag, aad tears tbe sifaaXute cf
Miss Oden At Her Desk. jj
Miss Daisy Oden, the first woman jj
passenger agent in the railroad world, j !:
today assumed her duties at the local ;
office of the Hmiintton rn.irl PVa hail
not yet been relieved of her position'!
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Take Red Circle Pills
Thfy arouse your liver. Nature will do the rest. n.-3t Liver,
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interftre with your daily work. Will relieve the majority l cf.rot.lc
compiaiata, the most of which are caused from tordily of th liver.
Only one pill for a dose; 21 dots, 25 cents. KoiJ at
HARPER HOl'SE rHARMACY.