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THE ARGUS,. MONDAY, -APRIL 16, 1906.
in common with large em
ployers of bonded persons,
prefers Corporate Suretyship
because of its greater stability.
Those who are, required to
furnish Internal Revenue
Bonds, as brewers and tobacco
manufacturers; or who desire
guarantees on Contracts for
Supplies to the State, or to the
Federal Government, will save
themselves annoyance by
' coming to us
"When the Local, the State,
or the United States Govern
ment requires a bond of you,
apply to the
cf 12eu York
Capital and Surplus 94,800,000
f.udolph A llernvlda. A I v II u
ford blK-k; Wm. C. Mnu-k.er, Aist.,
Jlaionir Irmplr. Yn. 11. Moorr,
All,-.. 'haM block. Moline; FMw,
S. Xklnnrr, AkI-, 1505 Fifth Avf4
The noted American prima donna,
will aipear soon in Davenport, se
cured at large expense for the May
Festival, given by the Apollo Club.
It will no doubt be of interest
to the many purchasers of Kimball
pianos to know that this great ar
tist, uses and prefers for her per
sonal use in her home the
Mme. Nordica has also purchased
two Kimball pianos for relatives,
which further emphasizes her choice
as is shown in the following letter:
Waldorf Hotel. March 20. l'JOO.
Messrs. W. XV. Kimball Co.:
I can only repeat of your Instru
ment what I said of the one you
sent me for my London home,
that the longer I use it the bet
ter I like It. The two Kimhulls
purchased for relatives sivo the
same satisfaction, and whether
in arias or songs, the piano sup
ports the voice splendidly
I can cordially congratulate
the Kimball company.
LILLIAN NQRDICA DOME.
We have just received from the
factories many new and beautiful
styles of this popular piano, includ
ing one of the new Minature
Grands. Please call and see
Grands. Please call at
S. W. BOWLBY, Mgr.
1609-16092 Second Avenue.
TRI-CITY TRANSFER AND
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or Email, at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We al
so handle the best grades of
hard and soft coal. A portion
of your patronage is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
anteed. New 'phone 5464; old
OFFICE 215 TWENTIETH ST.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Alderman Lundquist Dies of injuries.
Alderman Kndrew P. Lundquist, who
was injured in a fall from the rocf of
the Sylvan steel mills Thursday, died
yesttiday morn-ins at o o'clock of his
injuries. There was thought to be lit
tle -danger of fatal con sequences at
first, but a few hours before his death
evidence of internal injuries became
apparent and it was these that caused
death. Alderman Lundquist had served
three terms in the city council and was
prominent in local politics. For many
years he had been one of the leading
contractors and builders of the city
and it was while engaged in rebuilding
the mill of the steel company that was
damaged by lire that he met with the
fatal accident. He leaves his wife aud
Cet $-55,C00 in Pay. Kail road em
ployes in i he shops at Silvia received
their cheeks ur .March today, ami
about was disnibuted' anions
the men, a:i amount in excess of the
February pajrol!, due tj a sl.g!i:ly in
School Election Guict. An election
for school trustee was held in Moline
Saturday, and G. li. Soarbcck was
elected for a term of three years. He
was the only candidate, and he receiv
ed every vote cast, 20. Few knew that
an election was being held, and but lit
tle interest was manifested in the se
lection cf a trustee.
Here to Eui!d Lock. Francis Don
aldson, representing the Dravo Con
tracting company of Pittsburg, is in the
city and has held consultations with
the United States civil engineers at
the liock Island oflice. in regard to the
beginning of the Moline lock and har
bor improvement, for which that com
pany has the contract. Mr. Donaldson
would not state definitely when the
work would begin as that will depend
entirely upon when the material for
the work is delivered.
Announces Engagement. Mrs. Mar
garet Pierr has announced the engage
ment of her daughter, Miss Rebecca
of the most nutritious of flour
foods Uneeda Biscuit the
only perfect soda cracker. Then
you will be able to
because a well-nourished body
has greater productive capacity
Thus you will also be able to
because for value received there
is no food so economical as
0 In a
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
IT comes out right every time. You
1 gel-on does the rest. Every ingredient delicious nutritious and pure. No
pure food law can be too exacting for Bro-man-gel-on. It is the original and
one perfect dessert jelly. One package makes enough for a family.
1 0c size (light yellow pkge.) 15c size pin package) Jit your grocer's
ileVors Ltmon. Orangt. Kaspbtrrp. StraWbtrrp. Chtrrp.
THE STERN & SAALBERG CO.. Mfrs.. Ken York
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Heal Estate Security.
Thil Mitchell, Piesident...
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.
Pierr to Joseph Valentine Hilger, a
prominent business man of Columbus,
lnd. The wedding will take place dur
ing the month of June, and will be a
quiet home affair.
Woman's Club Nominates. Nomina
tions for officers of the Woman's club
for the coming year were made Satur
day afternoon. The names of the nom
inees will be placed upon a ballot and
voted by the Australian system at the
meeting May 12. The nominations for
the various offices are as follows: Pres
ident Mrs. Fabian Lawson, Mrs.
George II. Huntoon, and Mrs. A. T.
Foster; First Vice President Mrs. Ju
lia Mills Dunn; Second Vice President
Mrs. W. H. Oest, Mrs. John McEu
;ry; Recording Secretary Mrs. George
Mc.Master; Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Ruby Sleight Dietz; Treasurer
Miss Alice Paddock, Miss Eluvia
Wright; Directors Mrs. Harry Ains
worth. Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. U. F. Peek,
Mrs. Thomas. Rock Island. Mrs. II. II.
Chase, Rock Island. Mrs. William But
terworth. Mrs. Fred Savage, Mrs. G. A.
Stephens. Mrs. Emma Xourse, Mrs.
George H. Huntoon, Mrs. P. M. Price,
Mrs. K. D. Sweeney, Rock Island, .Mrs.
C. D. Kcatnr.
Held Inquest Over Chiid. Coroner
L. V. EckhJirt was called to Fast Mo
line Saturday to conduct an inquest
over the remains of a little girl. Mar
garet Do Blaen who died suddenly. No
doctor had been called to attend the
child, consequently a death certificate
could not be issued by a physician.
After hearing the evidence of members
of the family and others, it was decid
ed that the child died of membraneous
croup and the jury brought in a ver
dict to this effect.
Chronic Rheumatism Cured.
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
lnd., says: "'For several months after
spraining my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally tried
Detchen's Mystic Cure for rheumatism,
and in four days could walk without
my cane; two bottles cured me sound
and well. I take great pleasure in rec
ommending the Mystic Cure to all who
are afflicted with rheumatism." Sold
by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
moisture proof package.
simply add hot water and Bro-man-
K. R. Cable,
William II. Dart,
1 1. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
H. S. Cable;
Solicitors Jackson & Hum.
Saloons Do Not Cose. In spite of
rumors to the contrary the saloons of
the city were open as usual yesterday.
T. H. Kemmerer, who it was said would
notify the proprietors to shut their
doors or face prosecution for some rea
son failed to act.
Horse Thief Arrested. The stranger
who drew $25 from the pocket of Pete
Jones, the bone yard man living just
at the western edge of Davenport, in
change for a stolen horse, after the
wary Peter had telephoned to the Dav
enport police station to ascertain if a
steed had been stolen in this vicinity,
is under arrest at Mount Vernon, Iowa.
He is wanted at Muscatine and at Clin
ton for the same offense, and Peter
Jones wants him here long enough to
get back that $23.
Couple Were Runaways. A romance
came to light in the office of clerk of
the court William (Ireunwald Saturday
afternoon that may lead to interesting
developments. A gentleman called to
learn particulars concerning the mar
riage of Miss Mabel Thompson, to Dav
id Horlacher, of Seattle, Wash. A li
cense to marry Miss Thompson was is
sued to the groom last Wednesday.
The caller said that the young lady
had been married without her parents'
consent and that she had left home
without leaving any word. The mem
bers of the family knew nothing of her
present whereabouts and were exceed
ingly anxious about the matter.
Ends Poisoning Case. The final
chapter in the sensational LeClaire
poisoning case, in which Alex Under
holt accused his wife, Ida Underholt,
of attempting to murder him putting
Paris green in a quantity of blackberry
jam which he had eaten,-was enacted
Saturday when the grand jury in its
report returned a "no bill" against the
Officer Qualifies. The first of the
new city officials to qualify for his po
sition was M. J. Malloy, who Saturday
took the oath of office before City Clerk
Ed Collins. Louis Roddewig has filed
his bond as police magistrate.
New Commercial Agent. Louis Sev
erance is back in Davenport greeting
old friends and making new ones, and
looking over the field in which he will
act as commercial agent for the Rock
Island road. It will not be a new field
to Mr. Severance, for he is a Daven
lHrt boy and has an extensive ac
quaintance. For 7 years, from 1892
to 1SD0, he was the local freight agent
for the road. Since Hun) Mr. Sever
ance has been traveling freight agent
for the road, with territory from Du
buque to the Missouri river.
Obituary Record. William II. Reck
on!, one of the well known members of
the G. A. R. circles of the city, died
suddenly Saturday at his home on East
Sixth street. Deceased was born at
Harrisburg, Pa., in 1S41 and was C5
years of age. He came to Davenport
with his parents in ISIS. He enlisted
with Company I, 2nd Iowa cavalry at
the outbreak of the war and reenlisted
in 1ST.4 in the same company to serve
throughout the remainder of the war.
CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE
ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
(Continued from Page One.)
plied either free or at a very nominal
rate per gallon.
The officials are somewhat embar
rassed and evidently do not know just
what to do. But the fact remains that
there exists criminal negligence some
where, and that Mr. Taft and the pres
ident have not been correctly advised
concerning the true conditions.
Now, if I may be indulged for a mo
ment. I will quote from the widely cir
culated statement mads by Secretary
Taft Jan. S last, in reply to an article
written by Poult ncy lligelow concern
ing Colon's water supply. I have re
ferred to this statement before, but it
is so apropos at this time that I will
quote it at the risk of tiring my read
ers. "In a dispatch from Governor Ma
goon, on Jan. 8, 1900," says Mr. Taft,
"I am advised that of the two tempor
ary reservoirs for Colon and Cristobal
water supply, one was completed on
Nov. 1 and the other in the latter part
of December; that the total capacity
that of Sn.000,000 gallons, is amply suf
ficient for the present dry season;
that 7,000 feet of permanent mains
have already been laid, and that the
remaining 9,000 feet are being laid at
tic rate of 400 to 500 feet daily; that
tN-re are six tanks, with a total ca-pa-.ity
of G5.000 gallons, held in re
serve at Cristobal in case of accident;
that a complete permanent distribution
system will be completed by the first
of S'ny; that the present Panama rail
road water system, which is now fur
nishing water for Colon from a reser
voir at Brazos brook, will be connected
with the permanent feed mains before
Jan. 15, and free public distribution
stations will be opened then, supplying
all of Colon; that the Colon people are
now securing water from tanks, as in
years past, and from the public hy
drants in Cristobal, and that perma
nent water mains, including fire serv
ice, will be completed on the principal j
streets in Colon by the end of the dry
season. April 15, supplying the entire
city; that there is no scarcity of water
in Colon; that a permanent reservoir
capacity of 500,000,000 gallons is under
construction, with two permanent
s.tandpipes, one of 400,000 and the other.
Wash Without Fading.
Colored garments may now be washed without the slightest fading. Even repeated washing will not
change their color. This h one of the many wonderful achievements of Maple City Self-Waihin Soap
the cleansing agent whose remarkable properties have revolutionized washday and robbed it of all its
drudgery. Take any garment, wash it several times with Maple City Soap then compare with a
sample of the original goods and ycu can 7 detect the slightest chance cf shade.
of 500,000 gallons capacity, under con
tract to be completed by April 1."
Mr. Taft is in Washington; Mr. Bierd
is in Colon, and is in active charge of
the affairs of the Panama railroad. The
people cf Colon are thunderstruck.
Relying on Mr. Taft's information, they
had not dreamed of a water famine,
and had believed that an ample sup
ply would come from somewhere, mere
ly because Governor Magoon and Mr.
Taft had said so. True enough, the
residents had seen little or no active
progress toward that water supply, but
they are simple folk, these natives, and
trust in a great degree in Providence
and their superiors. The officials in
charge of the water supply (prospect
ive) also executed what might have
been a clever ruse, had not tne watei
supply given out before the end of the
dry season; they displayed consider
able energy during the last days of
March in laying water pipe in Colon.
The simple and confiding residents
saw the pipes going into the ground.
and they straightway believed that
there was water to go into the pipes.
What is the result? Bathing has to
be accomplished on the installment
plan, if at all. The only drinking wa
ter that can bo procured at the private
houses or hotels has a very bad odor.
(Far be it from me to say that the
drinking water is not healthful, for Dr,
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MAPLE CITY SOAP WORKS,
no inuication of unhealthful qualities).
But it smells bad.
Mr. Bierd's warning was so worded
that it could easily be explained to the
carious people of the states. It con
tains a very misleading phrase. Mr.
Bierd gives us to understand that this
wateij famine is no fault of the Isth
mian canal commission, for he says in
his statement, "owing to the protracted
dry season.' To the persons in the
states that might be inclined to ciiti
cise the commission, this would be a
preventing clause. But Mr. Bierd has
averlooked the fact that April 17 is the
accepted date for the beginning of the
rainy season. Ask any of the old tim
ers in Colon and they will tell you that
the rainy season always sets in about
that time. Accepting this as true, the
dry season could not be very "protract
ed" on April 1. Even Mr. Taft, in the
statement that I have quoted, announc
es the end of the dry season as April
15. In view of all this, it would ap
pear that the responsibility for the wa
ter famine rests not with Divine Prov
idence, or the frivolous elements, but
with the water department of the Isth
mian canal commission, which depart
ment, through its reports to Governor
Magoon, led Mr. Taft to make (he
statement, which has not been support
ed by ac tual facts.
I made a trip to Frijoles. where the
Panama railroad has built four small
tanks, which which it gets water for its
engines. I have mentioned the Fri
joles water before, as the wa'er which
the railroad for a short wh'le sold to
the people of Colon at the rate of 2
cents per gallon. I found a beautiful
stream, flowing recklessly over a tiny
dam. its shores below the dam throng
ed with washerwomen, scrubbing ,ayl
beating the clothes, and singing the
songs of their faraway Jamaica. The
water has been tested and pronounced
absolutely pure the best water for
drinking purposes on the entire isth
mus. Yet it is permitted to flow away,
a million gallons or more per day, its
crystal depths stained from the water
of the wash tubs, its soft music dis
turbed by the occasional splash of a
ponderous alligator or the bathing of
some venturesome native. And all the
while the people of Colon are crying
but for drinking water. The laborers
come to Colon and are taken to the
scene of c.mal operations. Colon is
forgotten. The beautiful water of the
Frijoles (except that which goes into
the four small tanks of the Panama
railroad) flows on slowly to the sea,
unconscious of the good it might do if
only sent to Colon in pipes and dis
tributed free to the people.
The cost of the piping would not be
great, and the work could be done in a
week, provided Mr. Stevens would
Cooldigc has declared that sentch is
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Sales for 1905
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as far as ordinary soap. And it
n -x. I.H I I '
send some of the ditch diggers from
he Culebra cut and let them get busy
on the waterworks. Instead of using
the Frijoles water for its engines, the
Panama railroad might be prevailed
:iIon to use the water from the upper
Chagres, although if the dam were
built there would be plenty of water
for Colon and the railroad company,
too. WOODWORTH CLUM.
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