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THE AHGUS, .MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1907.
Who Has Made a Great
Business x Success
Mrs. Delia B. Rawson, an Enterprising
Inventor, Makes Money Be
cause She Knows How.
Prominent In Finance and an Original Thinker, She Has Evolved a
Process Which May Revolutionize California's Fruit In-
dustry Does Not Care So Much For the Money
She Makes, but Likes to Do Some
thintf to Benefit the World.
By J. M. SCANL AND.
US. DKLIA 11. RAWSOX of
l.o Angeles i.s tin' must prom
inent H-jure in tin linaiK-ial
world ill ( aliloima iiinoug,
women. In that state, especially iu
the southern jart, a nuiulier of wmueu
uri tnjrn ttil in horticultural pursuits,
Danube their orchards ami dispose of
tin fruits, ami ihey arc uniformly suc
cessful. There art fewer failure)
limoiig them ciiiiiiiarativcly tliau
mining the masculine wiseacres. Hut
Mrs. It.-iwson branched out into a new
lield ami n seemingly strange one for
u woman, considering its scientific na
ture. She is evidently an original
IhinUer ami reasoned that iu the eeouo
luy of nature nothing is list and with
the Mending of ihiloso.hy. science and
liusincss principles evolved a process
which will perhaps revolutionize the
fruit industry of California. Scien
tists, "expert"' pouioloiriti and horti
culturists penerally must candidly ad
mit that, notwithstanding their rears
of "the.rizini;" and experiment it has
lit last fallen to the lot of a woman an
energetic, enterprising husincs-. wom
li li tn solve for them t lit pro.dcm of
how the better to ili.s-iese of th.-o sur
plus fruits, especially oranges -ii.o lem-
r i . :.
ons, and at such price to the prower
that will be more remunerative than
formerly. Y.y this process the surplus
of fruit crops produced in many sec
tions in very prosperous years and
which is permitted to jio to waste for
lack of facilities for preserving can
be utilized with, a profit to the jirower.
This process solidifies the fruit into
compact, copdenscd and nonperishahle
;forin, in which it can be shipped long
distances as freight by boat or train
at cheaper y.tes than otherwise and
the conceutro ted fruit still retains its
flavor and nutritive qualities. This
product is entirely different from
dried fruit" and 'canned fruit." The
process of its production Is a secret
which Mrs. Kawson will not tell,
'though, a woman. Attempts have been
made in this line, but not one of them
have succeedeM or seem to have reach
ed that necessary degree of perfection
until mere woman organized a com
pany, with herself as manager. The
main plant was built at I.os Angeles
.and another at Oakland fnr the han
dling of the fruits of northern Cali
fornia. The recent earthquake wreck
ed the plant at Oakland, but it Is
again in commission. Mrs. Kawson
has secured the patent rights for Cal
ifornia for this "revolutionarv" indus
try. Struck Oil and Owns Rich Mines.
1 A few years ago Mrs. Kawson organ
ized the "Western Union Oil company,
which is composed of herself and ten
itisiness ini'ii. This close corporation
does not Bell stock and has not, for
ithe proposition paid handsomely from
the beginning. She sent out expert;
prospectors into the oil holds of Sfn
Loin. Obispo aim sanra ism-bani i-ouu-f
ties, nil upon tlnii- reports she seeuriM
the lauds and Ix-san to drill for oil'
Uhe struck It, nnd there was no troubUj
fc- 'iV i'-S .-At ?Vv W t "'.
frj''''' -- ! -'-''l r t- -----"- -m i, jj "j ,
in getting additional capital. An earth
quake shock three years ago wrecked
several of the plants and knocked oue
of the wells out of commission, but
later on It resumed its spouting.
Though earthquakes and tires seem to
follow her tracks, she takes the losses
philosophically, notwithstanding the
earthquake clause in insurance poli
cies, she also owns a few mines in
Sonora, Mexico, a rich niiiiiug district
on our southwestern, border which Is
being prospected and developed by
Americans. One of these is the his
toric Sonora Mina, which had been de
serted by Mexicans owing to the trou
blesome Apaches. She had tin? sasraei
ty to buy property near living streams
and in a section where the projected t
railroad was not of the papr variety.
Ingenious Time Saving Device.
Mrs. Iiawsou recently invented a tel
ephone "lift' and receiver transit"
and has received a patent for it. Hy
this ingenious device the instrument
can be switched upstairs, downstairs
or to any part of the building by touch
i iiir a button. She did not study me
chanics with the intention of entering
the field of invention, but the idea
j f&?-rVC&"'-r'l' fJT.
"grew" upon her. Having a jreat deal
i of business, she naturally has consider
able talking to do, and it invariably
happens that when one is upstairs the
bell rings. She thought that it would
be so nice to have the telephone come
upstairs and began to study out a plan.
And it was a success when applied.
The receiver is securely locked on the
stand, or lift. A shaft extends up by
the staircase to the floor or floors, and
there is a platform on each floor for
the stand, or lift. The lift is stopped,
at nny desired floor by touching a but
ton. When the bell rings the person
who is called touches a button, and the
elevator, with the receiver oti it. comes
up or goes dowu. as the case may be
The wire is lengthened according to the
distance the Instrument must 'travel
There is a great saving of time; also
in expense, especially In the large
establishment that employ fifteen or
twenty telephones and only have one
or two wires. The lift is also worked
on a horizontal plane, something like a
cash basket In a department store, but
has a solid track, which It cannot
Invested Window Shade Pull.
This remarkable and ingenious wo
man has added to her laurels by also
inventing a window shade pull and has
applied for a patent. This also canue to
her miud by accident, as most other
discoveries in the field of science did
to inventors. She was trying to raise a
shade, and it went up iu every way
except the straight one. It had one of
those devices vvarrautcd to make a
in straight, but it didn't.
were torn, aud anally the!
oar oroue. men sne sai uown (inu
wondered why the" mau did uot make
It no as to no straight instead of iOins
crooked. The principle existed, aud
she resolved to find it. After studying
about It for a few days she mapped
her conclusions on paper, had a de
vice made, and It worked to perfection,
friie power used in, raising the curtain
la vertical. The hand pull is attached
to the window shade stiffening bar by
chains, secured to the bar at equal dis
tances from the center. This seems to
be the solution of the question of grav
ity and makes it impossible for the
curtain to swerve to either side. It
must go straight. How this is accom
plished is the secret of the invention
Likes to Benefit the World.
In a conversation with the writer
frs. Kawson said: "I am engaged in
so many enterprises that 1 do not care
to undertake others, but these inven
tions just came to my mind from ne
cessity, or, rather, I saw the great cin
venienee to be derived from them, and
I wondered why some one had not
thought of these devices before. It Is
not that I care so much for the money
that I may make, but I like to do some
thing that will be of benefit to the
world. And I am sure the telephone
lift will le a benefit, and the wiudow
shade pull will certainly be a great
convenience to the household.
'"You ask me how I came to go into
business? Well. I just had to! When
I was left a widow about twelve years
ago, with three children, I do not be
lieve that I had a dollar in my purse.
Fortunately I had received a musical
education, and I taught. 1 soon learn
ed that there was very little money lu
, this. and. besides, I was ambitious. I
j wanted to accomplish something and
just relt tnat 1 should succeed. I.os
Angeles was growing, and I Irelieved
that there was money to be made In
real estate. Men were making for
tunes in it, and why could not a wom
an do the same? Kut I had neither
money nor experience. So I got the
position of manager for a capitalist
who built and bought houses for rental,
and I attended to the renting and the
general business, and this gave me a
kuowledge of real estate values. I had
from P0 to loO houses to look after,
and thus I formed an idea of the rela
tive values in different sections of the
city and. noted the direction of its
growth. Finally I went Into the busi
ness of buying and selling for myself.
I had learned from experience that
there is a certain pedcentage of city
property owners who desire to sell or
exchange for country property. They
suddenly become anxious to try life In
the suburbs, where they can. according
to the advertisements, 'enjoy the com
forts of a city life in the country, free
from dust and noise and for a ulelile
fare." They soon tire of this and re
move to the city. There" is a certain
Lper cent of country people who become
tired of their isolation and come to the
city. Their ranches are sold cheaply
and in turn they buy the houses of the
urban who prefers the country. This
element make these changes at regular
intervals. I attentively read the adver
tising columns of the papers auT noted
this transition from the city to the
country and tin reverse. whicD comes
and goes as regularly as the waves of
the ocean. I bought the house of the
man who preferred the "pure air of the
country' at a goixl bar. cam and sold It
to the countryman who had become
tired of the country and wanted to
breathe the city air.
Out For Business, Not Compliments
Of course I made a profit on each
transaction. In due time the mau from
the city got tired of the live cent fare.
the pure air and the quiet surround -
lugs and again returned to the noise
and dust and to the house which he
had sold to me. And he paid an ad
vanced price for it. The suburbanite,
or countryman, iu like manner, again
tired of a city life and longed for the
suburbs or country and his house or
ranch, which he got, but at an ad
vanced price. I also bought mortgages
and bank stock and dealt only with
business men of good standing. In
looking for bargains in real estate I
made it a point to call at just about the
hour when men have finished reading
their morning's mail and are ready to
talk business. In a few words I stated
just what kind of property 1 wanted,
its location and selling price. I have
learned that men that is, business
men will most always assist a woman,
when they feel assured by her manner
and talk that she comes on business
and not to hear compliments. I man
aged to transact all my business be
fore the hour of luncheon, but when
delayed and invited to lunch invariably
replied, with, thanks, that I never dined
out. but always returned home to dine
with my children. Even these men
saw fliat I was a business woman and
came not for compliments, but really
Made a Point to Buy Old Houses.
"Iu addition to watching the migra
tion from the city to the suburbs and
from the suburbs to the city and the
return wave each way, which is but a
study of human nature and the adver
tisements. I made it a point to buy old
houses and have them repaired aud
painted. A knowledge of human na
ture greatly aids one in the selection
of a tenant, anil upon this, of course,
mainly depends the profit in the invest
ment. I have not made mauy mis
takes." said Mrs. Kawson, whose large
black eves indicated that she could see
a great deal of human nature at a
aivift L'l.ince "I also bought lots hi
sparsely settled aud remote districts
But 1 first reasoned that tue city s
crowth was tending in that direction.
and my conclusions were verified In al
most all Instances.
But now I have enough andshall
spend the remainder of my life in the
cultivation of my mind, the enjoyuieut
of intellectual pleasures aud iu the so
ciety of a few friends. After all. these
nre the jrreatest and the only real pleas
ures in life."
Owing to special legislation regarfling the Poisons Act, the Pharmacy Board
of New South Wales, Australia, two years ago. had an analysis made of all the
cough medicines that were sold in that market. Out of the entire list they found
only one that they declared was entirely free from all poisons. This exception
was Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, made by the Chamberlain Medicine Com
pany,' Des Moines, Iowa, U. S. A. The absence of all narcotics makes this
remedy the safest and best that can be had; and it is with a feeling of security
that any mother can give it to her little ones.
certificate: of analysis.
Sydxf.y, Auj. 2, qo.
The sample of Chamberl tin's Cc.itS lie:7-.e;iy, sealed, tv.;:rke! and labeled as
such, in an original bottle received Juiv -4. 190:, trorn rise Urofistrar of the Phar
macy Beard, ha been examined with the toiiuwiny; results: Found to contain
none of the sdieduled poizons.
(Signed, 1 William M. Hamlet,
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Suitable
for Old and Young.
Mr. Arthur Chapman, writing from I)u'
ban, Natal, says: "As a proof that Cham
berlain's Cough Kerned v is a cue suitable
for old and young, I pen you the following:
A neighbor of mine had a child just over
two months old. It had a very bad cough
and the parents did nut 'know what to give
it.- I suggested that if they would get a
bottle ot Chamberlain's Couh Remedy and
put some upon the dummy teat the baby
was sucking, it would no doubt cure the
child. This they did and brought about a
quick relief and cured the baby."
CHANCE FOR THE YOUNG
WOMEN OF COMMUNITY
Ten Samples Placed at Round Moun
tain, Nev., Creates De
mand for More.
A copy of the Round Mountain, Nev..
Nugget has been received bringing
news of a strange dilemma that the
editor of that paptr finds himself in.
It seems that a couple if weeks ago a
letter signed by 10 Rock Island, Mo
line and Davenport young ladies, that
the signers were open to matrimony.
was received by the western editoi.
who published it. Within two days 11
young men of the community had put
in applications for the fair candidates.
But the demand dirt not stop here. At
the time the paper, received here was
published a doezn other young me.i
were clamering for a chance to cor
respond with- the Mississippi valley
girls. Now the editor makes a fresh
appeal to the young women of this
community to come to his assistance,
and that of the dozen anxious Round
Mountain young men.
Notice to Contractors .
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office. Rock Island, 111.,
until Monday, Feb. 4, 1907, at 5 o'clock
p. nr., for 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, III.,. Jan. 15, 1907.
H. C. SCHAFFER. City Clerk.
If you are acquainted with anyone
who is troubled with, this distressing
ailment you can do him no greater
favor than to tell him to try Chamber
lain's Salve. It gives instant relief.
Price 25 cents per box. Sold by all
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup.
Safe and sure in its action; pleasant
to take. Conforms to National pure
food and drug. law. Sold by all drug
Slats. ' '
Price, 25c; Large Size, 50c.
Notice to Hunters.
The persons w hose names appear be
low have organized to prosecute to the
full ex'.ent of the law hunters found
trespa'.ing on their property and spe
cial officers have been sworn in for the
purposes of making arrests:
Black Hawk Charles Blazer, John
Blazer, William Schuck, Carl Bell
house, Fred Liekefeldt, Henry Hurley,
George Ricketts, Jacob Tanner, Frank
Stoefl'el, Frank Rouse, Louis Vetter,
Howard Dunn, John Kadel, Tri-City
Pasteurized Milk company, Sam John
ston, F. H. Jenkins, John Hokenson,
William Shave, Henry Nelson, Hedley
Peterson. Mr. Marsh, Hugh Robson,
Lewis Wilson, Mr. Kerr, Ed Spiegel, C.
Peterson, George Clark, John Erickson,
Chris Heber, Wilson Matthews, James
Dickson, Alvin Johnston, George Pak
mer, John McAfee, D. W. Matthews,
George R. Sydnor, John Scarr, Mrs.
Charles Kyte, John McConnell, Walter
McConnell, George Sears, W. H. Mar
shall, John Cox.
Bowling Adolph Hoover.
Edglngton William Miller.
of Old Age
AS the years go by the blood gets
thin, watery and Impure, and
fails to supply the nourishment required
to keep vitality at high-water mark.
Circulation gets bad, and th& nervous
system suffers. Besides the pains and
aches, besides the weakness and dizzi
ness, there are feelings of numbness
which tell of the approach of paralysis
and locomotor ataxia.
Judging from the experience of the
thousands of old people who have test
ed Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Pills, hey
seem to be exactly suited to overcome
.hese conditions, consequent on old age.
Unlike ordinary medicines. Dr. A. TV.
Chase's Nerve Pills are entirely re
storative In action, and cure by form
ing new, firm flesh and tissue, and
building up the system. 50 cents a box.
at all dealers, or Dr. A. TV. Chase Medi
cine Co., Buffalo, N. T. The portrait
and signature of Dr. A. TV. Chase, th
famous receipt book author, are oil
HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
Save tkc Babies.
There is no better medicine made for
babies than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Its pleas .nt taste and prompt and effectual
cures make it a favorite with the mothers of
small children. It quickly cures their
coughs and colds, preventing pneumonia o
ut!ier serious consequences. It not only
cures croup, but when given as soon as the
crouny cough appears, will prevent the
atta.k. In cases ot whooping cough it lique
fies the tough mucus, making it easier to
expectorate, and lessens the severity and
frequency of the paroxysms of coughing,
thus depriving the disease of all dangerous
1 1 i-KXZHWltttzCS.
For first-class workmanship and faiV estimates
call or address
817 29th Street. Phone 5988
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incorporated Under the SUU Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on Dft
M'oney Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
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