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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 1913.
17 TREASURY RELICS Historical Treasures on File In the Auditor's Office. BECOMES MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SQEESSmaSSSBSZS 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 ish government 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. J shilling." "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 Weekly. ARMORER'S TOOLS. 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- - J SAL x y V A ft ' - Jonkeer John Loudon and his Amcr xan wife. 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, swages, etc. Or Free With Every Purchase of $40 or over Cash or Credit Tomorrow and All Next Week d 62SEOTEEECT Free with every pur chase of $40 or over, cash or credit. TOMORROW AND ALL NEXT WEEK We Want 50 New Customers 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 follows; 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 Monthly Terms: $1.00 Cash $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 n The Price 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. The Terms: $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 wonderful bargain. We Are Sole Agents For 1 THl SflfKT row cvtKT kmo of run AY11 tl" '"' ""-- i nrsrtin m wts txt cntjwf VI 1 o) f.v ftr1 ' no) , lr ti9Jl9j!Srnr ts Ar! Wr. 107-109 West Second Street Davenport, Iowa fos tvtn mo ot ru?i AVU sr iws tfo pn 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 n;r.iir:rjE.sxir.i&aai 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 famous. 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. WAGNER'S REVIEW. (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 hydropatb. osteopath" "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 Axjua, 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 northwest tonight. 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 Jones' Dairy Farm Products. Atftitu 515 SEVENTEENTH STREET The store ef Quality and Service. 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, pound FIGS New Bfock just arrived and they are better than ever, package JQc 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. Pound 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 sausage. "The Clean Store" 515 17th Si. The best place in Bock Island to buy your groceries. Two Phones, E. I. 12 and 59. All the Argua, news " me time Tbe!