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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1907.
LOST SIX FINGERS
Two 8uits Against Central Elec
trie Mfg. Co. on Account
of Boy's Injuries.
JAMES JOHNSTON PLAINTIFF
Seeks $ 10,000 Damages for Son, and
$2,000 for Himself Divorces
Are Heard by Court.
threatening to kill her with a razor.
Harry McCaskrin is the complainant's
(irnud Jury Still Drlayed by I,oonrj,
The grand jury was expected to re
port this morning, but it did not. The
delay is supposedly due to the persist
ency of John Looney in his persecution
of State's Attorney Scott, who, as is
known, happens to be In the present
instance the subject of Looney's displeasure.
Two suits were filed in the circuit
court this morning to recover damages
from the Central Electric Manufactur
ing company of this city on account of
the injuries received by Joseph John
ston, the IB-year-old boy who lost three
fingres of each hand in an accident at
the company's plant Oct. J. lf'6. The
boy, by his fataer. James Johnston,
sues for $10,MM damages, and the
father is the plaintiff in a suit for
$2,000 for the Ions of his son's services.
The boy was operating a cylinder card
cutting machine, and claims in the
declaration of the suit that a defect
caused the knife of the machine to
drop suddenly. Kenworthy & Ken
worthy represent the plaintiffs.
Ill vor-f- ('nn Heard. '
Just Jdest this morning in the cir
cuit court beard three divorce cases,
and dismissed the lull brought by Nico
lai Madsen against bis wife, Marie
Madsen, on a charge of desertion. The
case was dismissed on account of fail
ure to prove the charge. Mrs. Madsen
resides at South Bend, Ind.. and in
lftoi she instituted a suit there for a
divorce, but the case was dismissed.
Since that time the couple have not
lived together. They were married in
1S91. and have one child. Mrs. Mad
sen charged her husband wiih cruelty
in the case at South Bend. G. A. Shall
berg represented the complainant in
the present case.
The case of William H. Iange
against his wife. Mrs. Cora Lnnge. was
beard and taken under advisemenr.
The charge is desertion. Mrs. Iinge
was here in lOS for two months, and
left for Denver and Tuseon, with the
understanding that' her husband
should jrin her. He was unable to
learn of her location. They were mar
ried April IS. 192. Addison" Gest re p
resents the complainant.
The court heard further evidence in
the case of Frances Stewart against
John Stewart, of South Rock Island.
and took the case under advisement.
The parties are colored, and the com
plainant charges her husband with
SHOWN AT INQUEST
Coroner's Jury's Conclusion from Evi
dence Regarding Death of Ray
mond Kern in Moline.
Or. G. L. Eyster, President of the
Rock Island Club, Makes
FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES
Industrial Commission Soon to Be Re
organized on Account of Chang
es The Committees.
The jury which investigated the
death of Raymond Kern, the little son
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kern of Mo
line, from scarlet fever, today returned
a verdict finding that death was due to
the disease, and that the evidence
showed neglect on the part of the
child's parents in not summoning medi
cal assistance. Whether action will be
taken on the verdict is not known
The child's father testified that two
other children had been treated ac
cording to the Christian Science meth
ods, and had recovered, though qilite
sick, and he also testified to other cas
es in the family to show the results in
Another of the children of the fam
ily now has the disease, but a physi
cian has been called to attend the pa
tient in this case.
BILL TO PAY FIRE LOSS UP
Lower House of Congress Postpones
Action on Measure of Local Interest.
Washington despatches say that the
bill carrying an appropriation of $1.-
209.45 to reimburse employes at Rock
Island arsenal for the loss of bicycles,
clothing, and other property destroyed
in the storehouse fire there three years
ago was brought up in the lower
house yesterday but was passed over
for the time being. It will probably
receive early attention.
TO GIVE THIRD LECTURE
"Life of Paul" is Subject of Address
by Professor Foss at Y. M. C. A.
The third of the series of lectures
on the life of Paul, by Dr. C. W. Foss
of Augustana college at the men's
meetings at the Y. M. C. A. will be
given tomorrow afternoon at 3: P.O. The
lecture will be illustrated with the aid
of the stereopticon. The boys' meet
ing at 2:15 will be addressed by Wil
liam M. Reck, on the same subject,
illustrated with the stereopticon views.
. iviF wearAm i r i
IT n i m I -. Convenience
v Limitations J simplicity j
Extravagance ! -AT '
r j uuraomry
IDEAL Boilers and
Why not let us route you to good
health. The economy in fuel consump
tion will in due time pay all transporta
Allen, A vers & Company
IKl !rrond Avrnur, Hock Inland, 111.
Don't Trust to Luck
Let us be your silent partner when money matters
have got you guessing. Just give us an interview today
tell us what is needed, and see how easily we can suggest
a way out of the difficulty.
Or, if inconvenient to call, write or telephone us and
our confidential agent will call and make all necessary ar
rangements and be prepared to close the deal up right in
your own home, if desired.
Loans made for long or short time and with easy
monthly payments to suit. When dealing with us you get
the safest and most approved plans and a guarantee of
absolute privacy. We quote liberal terms and a low rate
of interest. Let's talk it over today.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell A L.yde Block, Room 38. ROCK ISLAND, IIX.
Office hoars 8 a. m. to p. m. ud Saturday evcnlasa. Telephone Weat
614. New Telephone 6011.
Dr. G. L. Eyster, the new president
of the Rock Island club, has complet
ed the makeup -of the committees of
the club for the year. The executive
and house committees were elected by
the directors, the others being select
ed by the president. When the new
president of the Business Men's asso
ciation is elected, the Industrial com
mission will hold a meeting for the
purpose of reorganizing. The board
of control will be changed by the elec
tion of Dr. Eyster to succeed Hon. T
J. Mcdill, and the measures providing
for the representation of the city on
The w C'onimltteen.
The new committees of the Rock Is
land club have been appointed as fol
Executive G. I.. Eyster, B. C. Hartz
and C. R. Nourse.
House V. H. Reck, A. H. Head, and
M. S. Heagy.
Manufacturers S. S. Davis, Mayer
Levi. V. II. Edwards, Frank Mixter, C.
S. McDanieis. and E. I Goff.
Entertainment H. A. J. McDonald.
J. A. Wendell. T. J. Medill. Frank
Bahnsen. and Charles McHugh.
Reception Carl Hellpenstell. H. D.
Mack. II. S. Cable. H. E. VanDuzer,
Dr. C. Bernhardi, George White, and
C. J. Searle.
Cards J. G. Junge, E. F. Dorn. T. H.
Thomas, F. H. Plummer, and Henry
Local Improvements E. H. Guyer,
E. W. Hurst. H. E. Casteel, Otto Hu-
ber. and A. D. Sperry.
Billiards A. L. Richards. William
M. Reck. Ralph Haverstick, W. H.
Dart, and J. T. Stafford.
Bowling J. W. Welch. D. Xoftsker.
K. T. Anderson, C. R. Chamberlin, and
Arsenal T. A. Murphy, Hugh Cur
tis, Dr. J. R. Hollowbush, M. U Hen
derson, and John OhlVeiler.
Street Railways and Interurbans F.
Members of Finance Committee
Give D. H. Lyons' Bonds
men 10 Days to Settle.
WILL THEN START SUIT
If Amount in Contest Between Super
visors and Former County Treas
urer is Not Paid.
J. H. Trimble left last night for the
George Work, manager of the skating
rink, returned last evening from Iowa
" A. H. Pollard left yesterday for Col
fax. Iowa, where he will spend several
Hope Thompson, who has been visit
ing in Kansas City for the last week,
will return Monday.
Charles Case, w ho has been serious
ly ill for several days, is reported
slightly improved today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hanson of Ful
ton, 111., are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Burt: I At t he meeting of the finance com
Mrs. William Hanna is in the city I mittee of the board of supervisors yes-
from Cincinnati to spend the winter hexday afternoon, in conference with
Mrs. Ashley alker, who has been miUee authorized Mr Scott lo erve
hiung ner sister rs. i,. m. lotten, a ,iPm,(i nn Imh.if nf th ,nmn,i.r.
'"l laoK- ' limine iu cw nn the" hnnrlsitiPn nf former rnnnlv
' I Trpasnrpr n IT T.wnu rr to. o
- -. . - ivi iiiv ii ll'r l II I
H. K. Mack, who several days ago withheld by the treasurer as comnen
underwent an operation at St. Luke's sation for his salary as supervisor of
nospitai, uavenport, is reported to be assessments. The committee received
recovering nicely. ho word from Mr. Lyons as to his in
Rev. and Mrs. Marion Humphreys I tentions, and in accordance with the
and child have returned from Salida, I notice given the former treasurer, pre-
Mo., where Mrs. Humphreys has been I pared to serve notice on his bondsmen.
since the holidays and to where Mr. I The committee contests Mr. Lyons
Humphreys was called last week by j title to the amount. $3,41C.70, and will
the illness of his son, who is quite well I begin suit to recover the money if
Frank V. Bruner, son of A. M. Brun-
er, formerly of Rock Island and at one
time engaged in . newspaper work in
the bondsmen do not settle with inter
est since Dec. 3, 1906.
tilveii lO DiiyM.
The bondsmen are given 10 days to
the three cities, is press agent for the make a settlement. The bondsmen.
National Packers Exposition company with the exception of J. Silas Leas of
which proposes to put on an exposition this city, are all Moline men. The
of packing products and methods at I sureties on the bond of the treasurer.
the Coliseum at Chicago May 1-11. I in addition to Mr. Leas, are F. G
Says the Woodlawn Register:" E. H. Allen. L. C. Blanding. J. B. Oakleaf, II.
Buck, of Rock Island. 111., the depart- A- Amsworth, G. I. Josephson. fcdwanl
ment commander of the Illinois G. A. Coryn. George W. Johnson, Axel Sor
R. spent Tuesday in Woodlawn as the linS- M- w- Rattles Jr., George D.
guest of Comrade E. M. Wilcox, of Ulinn. xv- cooper, cnaries A. uar-
C153 Ellis avenue. Commander Buck nard, and Dr. A. H. Arp
s on his annual tour visiting G. A. R.
'osts in Illinois and is spending jhis
week in Chicago, which has twenty-
STATE G. A. R. MEETS
AT DECATUR IN MAY
ASSOCIATION ELECTS "T""" f '.. B"ci .A""di c"'
L. Cool is Chosen President Will
Appeal for Assessment for
campment is Fixed.
At a meeting of the -council of ad
ministration of the Illinois department
of the G. A. R., at Decatur, which
Commander E. H. Buck of Rock Island
The annual election of officers of the
ndustrial Home association was held
at the home Thursday evening and the attended, the next encampment of the
G Youne C J. Searle. L. S. McCabe. v following officers elpetPd for th rnn. I organization was set lor May zi-za at
H. E. Casteel. and J. W. Parker.
Railroads W. H. Dart, C. W. Hawes,
P. W. Strickland, H. S. Cable, and
W. L. Ludolph.
President L. L. Cool.
Vice President II. B. Dougherty
Secretary J. W. Cavanaugh.
Treasurer John W. Wilson.
Trustees Gustav Klotz. H.
Dougherty and Christopher Lange.
Decatur. Other parties to the confer
ence were representatives of the W. R.
C. Sons of Veterans, Daughters of
Veterans, Ladies of the G. A. R., and
U. V. U. Later in the evening Com
mander Buck officiated as installing of
ficer for Dunham post, G. A. R., of De
I UNEQUALLED VALUES IN
Draperies & Stoves
COMPARE OUR OFFERINGS WITH THE BEST ANY
WHERE AND SEE HOW CO N C L USI VELY BETTER
IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO FURNISH A HOME, SEE
US BEFORE YOU BUY, AS WE HAVE SOME BIG MON
EY SAVING INDUCEMENTS TO OFFER YOU.
A Big Part of Oar Spring
Line &f R.ugs
IS ALREADY HERE AND OUR SALESMEN WILL BE
PLEASED TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE CONSIDER THE
STRONGEST LINE OF GOOD RUGS EVER BROUGHT
TO THE WEST. THEY INCLUDE BEAUTIFUL PAT
TERNS AND COLORS IN TAPESTRY, BRUSSELS,
BODY BRUSSELS, AXM INSTERS, VELVETS, WILTONS.
IT'S A LINE YOU MUST SEE. THERE ARE NONE
BETTER; FEW AS GOOD.
Furniture & Carpet
123-125 West'TKird Street, Davenport, la.
rSocletv news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be pladly received and published. But
in either case the Identity of the sender
must be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear sis
nature and address.
Gives Farewell Party. Mr. and Mrs.
T. H. Heaton. at their home. C07 Third
street, entertained a company or
friends for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Browu,
who left today for their new home at
Potazo, 111. The evening was spent
with social games and music and a
unch was served. There were present
Mr. and Mrs. Geiger and sons Samuel
and Arnold. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Molton, and Mr. and
Six Handed Euchre Party. Mrs. A. A.
Burt, 1101 Fourteenth-and-a-half street.
entertained a company of ladies at six
handed euchre Thursday afternoon.
The game prize was won by Mrs. E.
Dunavin and the lone hand prize by
Mrs. S. R. Baker, and the consolation
prize by Mrs. D. L. Hartman. After
the games the hostess served luncheon.
Elegance in Wa.ll Paper
Like distinction of carriage and de
portment In humans, appeals to the
artistic eye. There's a certain sub
tle "something" In papers we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find our goods
priced very low.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.
419 Seventeenth Street.
Young Peop ss" Social League. The
members of the Young Peoples' Social
league of the Central Presbyterian
church will entertain their friends at
an auction Tuesday evening in the
lecture room following the regular
business meeting. The auction was
to have been held Monday evening,
but was postponed one evening.
Evening Party. Captain and Mrs.
D. V. Wisherd entertained their
friends at their home last evening.
Several musical numbers were given
during the evening and refreshments
Surprise Party. Y .' John Peter
son. 2519 Eighth ' nue, was pleas
antly surprised b' Cvening by a num
ber of lady aD gentlemen friends in
honor of her oirthday anniversary.
Mrs. Peters , was the recipient of a
handsom' .aviland china dinner set.
"Give.' High Tea. Mrs. Mary H.
Wadsworth, at her home, 1131 Second
avenue, gave a very prettily appointed
high tea yesterday afternoon. Tri-city
ladies were the guests. Mrs. Wads-
worth is entertaining at a tea again
After the election of officers the caiur ana aeuverea an auaress.
members decided to make an appeal
to the different unions to take up an
annual assessment of Jl ner member.
to be used for funeral benefits. The Representatives of Northern Illinois
committee annointed to wait on the Association Hold Session Here
The executive committee of the
naugh, J. W. Wilson, and H. B. Dough- Northern Illinois Teachers' association
crty. The present indebtedness of the met last evening at the Rock Island
association was reported to be $7,400.
club the guests of Professor H. E.
Brown, chairman, and Superintendents
S. J. Ferguson and H. B. Harden of
this city, and M. E. Willard of Moline.
There were present Superintendent
Adee and Principal Giles of Kewanee,
and Dr. Keith of the state normal
school at Normal. The committee
Camiel De Vriese.
Camiel De Vriese, 2211 Third ave
nue, died this mcrning at 6:30 at St.
Anthony's hosnital after a brief ill-
ness with pneumonia. He had been considered plans and the program for
sick for about nine days and had been he meeting of the teachers associa
confined to the hospital since Monday.
He was born in Nevele, Belgium, July
20, 1860. He is survived by his wife,
four daughters. Mrs. Leo Schyvens,
Mrs. Alphonse Tage, Mrs. Felix Strub
be and Miss Elizabeth DeVriese, his
son, Theophile, all of this city; three
lion to be held in Moline next fall.
PHILOSOPHY OF HUSTLER
Is to Be Subject of Lecture at the
Spencer Memorial Church.
A lecture on the subject, "Philoso
brothers. John and Francis of this city Phy of the Hustler," is to be given at
and Serianhesie of Tavlor Ridee. and the Spencer .Memorial cnurcn next in
a sister, Miss Mary De Vriese of this Nay evening by Rev. R. E. Smith of
Clty Galva, under tne auspices or me r.-
worth league ot tne cnurcn. Mr. snnm
m, .iAhn uaiv I is an eastern man wno nas situ-u
Mrs. John Healev died at 11:10 last pastorates n Vermont and Massachu
evening at her home, 2029 Third ave- setts and has gained a reputation by
nue from a complication of diseases. ns lectures in an pans oi iuu .iuu.
She had been ill for about six weeks. His lectures are full of wit as well as
Mrs. Healey was born in Milwaukee, wisdom and philosophy. No tickets
Wis., and was 63 years of age. She had wl" SOI(l mn ma De nau IO 1 11
bpen a rnsirlpnr r,f thi eitv for nho.iH asking. A tree Will onenng win ue
40 years. She is survived by her hus- solicited, however,
band, three daughters, Mrs. Fred
Moore of Chicago. Mrs. Herman C.
The Law is Universal.
Your teeth may obtain divorce
upon the grounds of "neglect,"
"ill health" or "poor dentistry."
I Can Prevent Divorce
1715 SECOND AVE
The London Build inp.
Two Events at Rock Island Rink, and
Other Over the River First
Manager George Work of the roller
skating rink, has made arrangements
with lhe manager of the Davenport
rink to have a series of three relay
races, between a picked team of this
city and one from Davenport. The
races will be two miles, and the first
will be held here next Wednesday eve
ning. The second will be held in Dav
enport, and the third one here. The
winners of two of the three races will
receive a cash prize. A team of local
skaters has already been picked, and
is training haul to defeat the Iowa
To Cure a Cold in One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet?.
Druggists refund .money li it fails to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on
eacli box. 23 cents.
Best for Home Use.
Order a case of Cross Country, the
best family beer. Rock Island Brew
ing company. Old phono west 89, new
Notice to Contractors .
Sealed proposals will be received at
Holtorf Rock Island; Miss Maria Hea- c,erk,s office Rock Isand ,
ey at home, and two sons, W H. Hea- Monday, Feb. 4, 1907, at 5 o'clock
TO BE SOLD BY ESTATE
Beautiful Twentieth Street Home on
The elegant new residence built by
the late J. W. White, former head con
sul of the Modern Woodmen, and lo
cated at 1030 Twentieth street, has
been placed on th market by the ad
ministrators of the estate, who request
jthat all offers be submitted to H. K.
I Walker, who will show the property toj
l Interested parties.
ley and Charles Healey of this city.
The funeral services will be held at
St. Joseph's church Monday morning
at 9 o'clock, and will be conducted by
Dean J. J. Quinn. Burial will take
place at Calvary cemetery.
Private funeral services oveithe re
mains of Mrs. Albert H. Ryder will be
held at the home on Twelfth street
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
services will be in charge of the read
er of the Christian Science church.
Burial will take place at Chippiannock
B. R. Lewis.
B. R. Lewis, a coal miner, died at
his home in Cable Thursday of brain
fever. He was about 40 years of age,
and leaves a wife and one child. The
funeral will be held tomorrow at Cable.
p. n., foY one battery of boilers of not
less than 150-horse power.
Bidders may submit bids and speci
fications for their own make of boilers.
Certified check in amount $200 to
Specifications on file at city clerk's
The -city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Rock Island, 111.. Jan. 15, 1907.
H. C. SCHAFFER, City Clerk.
How to Cure Chilblains.
"To enjoy freedom from chilblains,"
writes John Kemp, East Otisfield, Me.,
"I apply Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Have
also used it for salt rheum with excel
lent results." Guaranteed to cure fev
er sores, indolent ulcers, piles, burns,
wounds, frost bites and skin diseases.
25c at- W. F. Hartz's drug store. ..-
Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing
At Beal & Schmitt's, Illinois theater
It's a good old world after all,
If you have no friends or money,
In the river you can fall;
Marriages are quite common and,
More people there will be,
Provided you take Rocky Mountain
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
Mothers' who give their children
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup in
variably Indorse it. Children like it
because the taste. Is pleasant. Con
tains honey and tar,. Conforms to the
national pure food and drug law. Sold
by all druggists.
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