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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY. JUNE 3. 1907.
IS LAID AT REST
Remains of Mark Ashdown, Old
Resident of Coe, Interred
at Port Byron.'
PARALYSIS CAUSED DEATH
Came to County in 1855, and By
- dustry and Economy Accumula
ted a Competence.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mark Ashdown, who died at his homo in
Post Byron last Friday evening, were held
in Fort Pyion last evening, were held
at - o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
services were conducted by Itev. V. H.
Shaw, pastor of the Congregational
the last surviving member of his fam
ily with the exception of a sister, Mrs.
Susana Wallace, residing in Windsor,
England. He was a member of the
church of England, having been con
firmed at the age of H years. He was
a man of strict uprightness and integ
rity of character. He was well known
all through the upper end of the
Sad news came to Dr. C. Speidel yes
terday in a telegram from Spokane,
Wash., announcing the death of Mrs.
W. D. Vincent, after but a day's ill
ness. As the fact that the lady's ill
ness was not known, the information
was as shocking as it was keenly sail.
Mrs. Vincent was formerly of this
city, her first husband being Dr. Spci-
del's son. Dr. Ernst Speidel, whose un
timely death occurred some years ago.
I.i'.ter she removed to Spokane, and
there met and marriad W. D. Vincent,
a well known banker, who is left with
tbiee children to mourn her death.
She was 4o years of age.
.Mr. and Mrs. Vincent and children
paid a visit to Kock Island last wii.ter,
and were received with joy by many
Deceased was a lovely character, and
Dr. Speidel regarded her with the love
and devotion of an own daughter. Sh'?,
with her husband and children, were
guests iit Dr. Spcidcl's home during
their visit here.
The funeral occurs at Spokane to
church in that city. The pallbearers
were six of the grandsons: Frank.
Ce'orge, Richard, Elgie, Frederick, and
Mark, Jr., Ashdown. Ilniia! took place
at the Fairfield cemetery.
Mark Ashdown was one of the oldest
residents in the upper end of the coun
ty and erne of the largest properly own
ers in that section. He was stricken
in March, l'.MM. with paialysis. from
which he partially recovered, but he
suffered a second stroke about two
years later, and thete two so enfeebled
him that he was unable to rally. He
realized his condition, and many times
last week expressed a wish that he
might be at rest.
ali- of Knit I it nri.
Mr. Ashdown was born in Kent coun
ty. England. June 3, ix.11. When 11
years of age he came to this country
with his parents, but after spending
about thirteen months in Macedon.
Wayne county, New York, they return
ed to England.
In the fall of 1S50 he and his broth
ers came to this country and located in
New York state. He was there niarrie 1
to Miss Mary Ann Heal. Dec. 21. 1:1.
She was also a native of Kent count v,
England. In 1S55 he and his wife came
to Illinois and lived upon a rented farm
in Canoe Creek township. They soon
moved to Coe township, where Mr. Ash
down purchased a tract of laud and
where for the next -0 years he was en
gaged in agricultural pursuits.
in ivm ne removed irom there o
Fort Hymn, whete he has since resided
Mrs. Ashdown died in June, lMtS, and
about a year and a half later he was
married to Miss Theresa Sanford, who
survives him. He is also survived by
three children, Mrs. I,. S. Fearsall of
Port Hyron, and William and Charley;
both of Coe township. There are also
grand children and t; great grand
children surviving. Mr. Ashdown was
Tho only hvh grifta
finking Powicr nrM
Rt. n moderate price.
Jar x m
The elegant line "of spring fab
rics, we are showing this sea
son. Wc have every desirable
exclusive pattern and our work
manship is sure to please the
most particular. We would sug
gest that you call early to obtain
the best selection.
People National Bank Building.
Take elevator Second
Mis-, Alta Hamilton Ends Life bv Cut
ting Throat With Razor Due to
Attack of Melancholia.
SALOON DANCE HALLS
ARE ORDERED CLOSED
Mayor Puts a Stop on What Hn3
Grown to be a Saturday Night
Mayor II. C. Schaffer Saturday night
issued instructions to Chief of Police
Eckhart to close all saloon dance halls
ginning on that date. The saloon
nice hall has become a Saturday
ght nuisance in many neighborhood.;
the disturbance often continuing in'j
the early morning hours of Sunday. It
as also proven a source of evil in
lirllv cloudj' tonight mid Turxilt'
no (h'clilril 'liaiiK iu H'liipiTnture.
J. M. Ml i:it ir.lt, l.ucnl I'ortcaHtcr.
Tciii pern (ii re ill 7 a. in.. S7; lit ;t::!i
. in., IIT,. In i in il in l'iiiirriiliirr in Intt
I hour. 7.',; minimum, I. cloa-lly of
ninil lit 7 11. in.. It miles per hour. Mllv
of tviitrr. 7 feel, a full of .It foot in InM
Miss Alta Hamilton, daughter of
hailes Hamilton of Princeton. low.
oinmuteil suicide Saturdav night at
er home by cutting her throat with a
lzr.r. i ne young woman was 21 vears
age. auacK oi meiancliolia 16 -is-
ned as the reason for the deed.
Pure Food Law Works a Revo
lution on Cattle Ranches
EYES OF SMOKERS OPENED
Supposed Tobacco Smoked in Cigarct
Turned Out to Be Largely Al
CI TV CHAT.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus, baggage, express, call Itobb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trcfz.
Kerler & Co., carpet and rug cleaners.
Let Krell & Sicmon do your furnace
and tin work; 131G Third avenue.
Excellent business men's luncheon 35
cents from 12 to 2 at Hotel Harms.
Lewis' Single Binder costs more
than other 5 cent cigars. Smokers
Attend the Court or Honor, No. So.",,
ance Monday evening, June 1", at
Watch Tower i;n. Admission 50 cents.
See A. L. Bruner for expert piano
tuning, regulating and repairing. Wor.v
guaranteed. Phone 5:21)1. No. V.'j
Don't miss the excursion touign:
given by the operators of the new tele
phone company on the W. W. Boa!
leaves Rock Island at N:15 ami S:30 p.
m. A good time for all is assured.
The girls of the new telephone con:
pany will see tnat everyone who a -
tends their excursion on the W. W.
this evening is well entertainei. Boat
leaves Kock Island at S:lo p. m. an i
again at !:.;.
The girls of the new telephone com
pany will sec that everyone who ::
tends their excursion on the W. Y
this evening is well entertained. Boa'
leaves Rock Island at S: 15 p. m. and
again at 8:10.
Parties having rooms to rent durin
the department Council of the Patri
arch Militant, I. O. O. F., meeting in
this city June 1, 11, 12 and 13, please
leave name and address with E. F
Godfrey, chairman committee, 219 Sev
A team belonging to Robert Blackwell
of Moline ran away on Rock Island ar
senal yesterday morning, and all the
members of the party, which included
several ladies, were thrown out and
somewhat scratched. None sustained
serious injuries, however.
ncKcis tor tne graduating cxcrcisos
of the high school will be placed o
sale Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock
at the Illinois theater. There is hut
limited number of seats to be dlstrih
uted because of the number given to
the members of the class.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley and the I'niteii
States pure food law have played hav
oc with tobacco smoking i:i this part of
Texas, writes the Uvalde correspond
ent of the New York Sun. The habits
of tho cowboys have been revolution
ized by an innocent looking little pain
phlet issued recently by the govern
ment. It contains the analysis of vari
ous products in general use and among
them ji popular brand of smoking to
bacco which is much used throughout
When Jim J lei ford came in from his
ranch to get his mail the oilier day he
found a copy of the pamphlet in his
box. It had been sent to him by his
old friend Major Mose Harris of San
Antonio, deputy United States internal
revenue collector for the Uvalde dis
trict. Major Harris had written upon
the front leaf of the pamphlet:
"This will tell you what kind of stuff
we have bi;'u smoking."
Mr. Belford took the pamphlet over
to the store? and glanced throih it
while his order for ranch supplies was
lieing filled. The composition of the
brand of tobacco smoked by almost
every man iu Texas was given as fol
lows: Tobacco, 'J7 per cent; alfalfa. C:
per cent; arsenic. ti jmt cent; opium, 1
per cent; fluid, '.i per cent.
Could it be true that he had been
smoking, alfalfa? And to think that
what be supposed was pure tobacco
also containml arsenic ami opium! He
lead the analysis over a second time.
Then he arose and walked over to the
counter where the storekeeper was fix
ing up the goods he had bought.
"Bill, put me up about three pounds
of alfalfa, mixed with arsenic and
opium and a little tobacco thrown iu,"
Bill .lenuiugs stared at Belford in
"What's the matter of you. Jim? Yon
know I don't keep any of them things
ou sale except tobacco," he said. "I
did have a lew bales of alfalfa hay
last summer, but it didn't pay to carry
it, so 1 quit."
"Oh, yes, you do sell all of them, and
you have got them in stock right now,"
Bedford replied. ' I want you to read
this document." I
Jennings read the tobacco analysis
and announced forthwith that he did
not iH'Iieve a word of it. It took Bel
ford some little time to con-4nce liim
that the analysis had been ollieially
made nnd must be correct.
"What am I going to do wil'i all the
stuff I have on hand?" JentOigs in
quired. "Judging from the amount of alfalfa
In it, it ought to make good eattk?
feed," Belford suggested. "You'll be in
luck If you ain't mobbed by some of
the cowboys when they hear that
you've been selling them alfalfa and
arsenic and other things ia the guise of
Picture of t oiilrnl incut.
The first thing that attracted Be',
fold's attention that evening when h,.'
rode up to his ranch corral was u
bunch of his cowboys sitting upon the
board gate, each with a rolled ciga
rette in his mouth and the strings of a
tobacco sack hanging out of his hip
pocket. They were the very picture oi'
contentment as they poured wreaths of
smoke from their mouths.
Belford rode up in front of them nnd
-.ecrJe.i to tell them about It.
"You are a nice set of hay burners."
he said by way ofa liegiuuing.
The cowboys looked at him in sur
prise. "It's a wonder every one of you and
me along with you have not been
locoed from using arsenic and opiuni,"
The cowboys were aroused by this
time. They demanded to know what
he meant by his insults.
"I mean that that tobacco which
we've all been smoking" is mostly al
falfa, arsenic and opium, and I've got
the document here to prove it."
Mr. Belford then read the analysis
of the tobacco from his seat in the sad
elle. When lie bad finished the cow
ltoys solemnly threw away their ciga
lettes and emptied their sacks of to
bacco upon the ground.
"I guess the cattle will eat the stuff,"
one of theiu said.
"I have always heard that alfalfa is t
one of the most fattening things there!
is." said .'mother. "It is no wonder
that Tim Hall is so hefty. He has been
almost livin' on this tobacco."
There was a big laugh at the ex
pense of Hall.
The news of the character of the to
bacco which they had been smoking
spread rapidly from ranch to ranch
and created a stir almost equal to the
excitement of the roundup. The aban
donment of the smoking habit is gen
eral. All sorts of substitutes an; being
used. The dried leaves of various
plants and shrubs take th:; place of the
adulterated tobacco with many. Oth
ers are striving to give up the tobacco
smoking habit entirely.
The plan of growing tobacco for
homo use Is to Ik; tried by a nninlier
of ranchmen and other people of Uva'
de. They say that by raising the leaT
they will be assured of Its purity.
TJRNERS IAPIURE HINORS
Rock Island Wins First Place in Two
Events at Peoria.
The Rock Island Turners capt!irl
honors in two events at the Turner
contests held at Peoria esterd-i,
George Burns of this city won first
place in the high jump and a (lass of
11 nun from this city won first prize
in the- staff drill. A special train wa.s
run over the Rock Island from t'i'.e
three cities. About 5on went from the
w:eiiiiy looted uiem over for a mm
ute. Should he 1-reak the news to
them? Would it not be best to let
them continue in iguorunce of the kind
of stuff they were smoking'' Then he
thought of the arscuie ami oniuru aim
LOSES ALL HIS FINGERS
Charles Kolls. Sr. Suffers Severe Acci
dent at Plow Shop.
Charles Kolls. Sr. S2o Twelfth stiver
met with a grievous accident at lh"
Rock Island Plow company's factory
Saturday noon, and as a result lost i:l
of the fingers of his right hand. 11 ;
was operating a drop hammer, and in
some way the hammer dropped a se v
ond time, catching Mr. Kolls' hand un
Advertised Letter List No. 22.
List of uiKalled for letters for we:'i
ending June 1 :
Molly Abeaims. G. E. Brown. Che s
ter Bludso, Mrs. James Barron, E. G.
Brown, W. J. Berry. Mrs. C. E. Bandk,
E. A. Cousiuo. Julis Dement. William
Durst. Miss Lottie Evans. Mrs. Le ia
Einficld. Eugene Foster. Miss Mart'.ia
Gobart, C. L. Green, L. A. Gallawav.
Dan (). Kelley, Miss E. Keyscr. M.
I.e.seir. Morrow Alex. Mrs. Rinth:i
Moore, Marline & Berlin. Miss Carre
Mull. Gust Nelson. Fay Parker. No-.i
L. Robbins, Alvord D. Raim-ay, Lou s
Schweikert. H. M. Solomons. Mrs. H
I. Smiih. Susie Tipton. Miss Itowen l
Taylor. Mrs. Annie Wilkening. CI r
ence White. Mrs. John Woinschcni;,
Mrs. Edward Webster, ('apt. Harry !.
Foreign. Sh. Cost, Engineer Ha't
HUGH A. J. M DOXALD, P. M.
Rock Island, tuu
The season of weddings is at
hand the gift question is perti
nent. Silver and cut cut glass,
time honored and beautiful, are
the thoughts of the majority of
wedding gift buyers. And a right
happy thought it is, for the be
ginning of the bride's housekeep
ing is an auspicious time for the
besowal of useful and beautiful
Our stock is preeminent for
quality and beauty. No matter
whether you want a magnificent
chest of silver or a tiny odd bit
the same honesty of material and
excellence of treatment prevail.
The ordinance providing for a water
light covered metallic vessel, for ga.n
age, offal and liquid substances, tin
capacity of which shall not be le:-.s
than five gallons or more than e;g it
gallons, ami it shall be unlawful tj
put ashes, or anything but refuse oi
vegetable matter in such vessels. This
ordinance will be strictly enforced.
Noncompliance with this ordinance i.;
subject to a find of not more than $0,111
or less than $2.no.
H. C. SCHAFFER.
Rocn Island, lu.
BellTrom the Main?.
Some of the metal rescued from the
old battleship Maine in Havana har
bor, which Is now at the navy yard
in Brooklyn, will be turned over
to the Virginia authorities for use in
casting n bell, which it is designed
shall surmount the Virginia building at
1 the Jamestown exposition, says the
j Boston Herald. The navy department
I recently received a request for about
, 2,(HiO pounds of historic mr-tal for thi3
purpose, nnd the bureau of ordnance
has reported that it will be possible to
! obtain 3,511 pounds of old material
j from the Brooklyn navy yard, but ou
j account of its source would hardly be
sold as are other condemned materials.
Steps will lie taken to turn the metal
over to the Virginiaus for tho use they
desire to make of it.
H. C. Peter sen's Sons
ING SALE OF CARPETS
FOLLOWING our usual custom, wc begin our Semi-Annual Clearance Sale of Carpets tomorrow. We be
lieve it good policy to dispose of all short ends, odd pieces and drop patterns at a LOW PRICE rather
than carry them into the next season at regular prices. For this reason our Semi-Annual Clearance Sales
were inaugurated, and our customers have always felt repaid by taking advantage of them. Tomorow we
place on sale about 50 rolls of Carpet, including Tapestry Brussels, Velvets and Axminsters at prices that
would be impossible under regular conditions.
These are all new goods and very desirable, but the mills have discontinued making the patterns and
wc cannot secure any more of them hence the very low prices at which we offer them to close out quickly.
SMITH'S TAPESTRY BRUSSELS CARPETS.
In this line we have 1 rolls, representing H choice
styles in scroll and floral designs; also hall and stair
patterns. Not a piece worth less than 05c a
yard. Your choice at this sale, a yard TC
EXTRA AXMINSTER CARPETS.
This assortment includes 1C rolls in S different
styles of be iu? iful lloial designs. These arc all rich
colorings and it would be impossible to sex-ure bet
ter patterns if the assortment was twice as large.
Well wort h ? ! .L'." a aid rarely ever sold for
less. Your ch lice at this sale, yard 08?
SMITH'S VELVET CARPETS.
This lot contains 1 rolls in 12 desiiable colorings,
in neat floral and oriental designs. Smith's Velvet
Carpets are noteJ for their rich colorings and goo 1
wearing quuli-ics. Well worth $l.''o a yard the
price most generally asked for them. Your
choice at this sale, a yard 9o,
Axminster Rugs, size !ixl2 feet: choice color com
binations; ti good patterns to choose from.
Your choice at this sale, each SIS. 00
Best quality Wilton Velvet Rugs; size Jtxl2 feet; in
beauiiful patterns; all desirable colors;
Your choice at this sale-, each S32.00
Short Ends of Ingrain Carpets
at Remnant Prices.
These are all new and desirable goods. Patterns and colors could not he improved upon. First choice,
however, is always beet, and we urge an early inspection.
Chicago, June .). Follow-in;:
aiarket quotations today:
Julv. Mk , '.i7-s. '.He-.
:!t:,4. t'M-i. J'J:S-
Paul 12."i. Copper s:;1. Republic Stei 1
pit felled Sl'o. Republic Still common
Southern Ry. 17-"-,.
E. Taminosian well known dealer i-i
oriental rugs is exhibiting a very largo
collection in Davenport, St. James
A Good Investment.
The greatest health regulator, is .1
bottle of good beer taken with meals.
Cross-Country is the best obtainable.
Telephone West 89 old or C0S9 new.
ROCK ISLAND BREWING CO.
When yon feel tho need of a pill tak?
a DeWitt Little Early Riser. Sold by
December,-!!. 101, W4. HMt-f.
July, r'.' i. ot' i, 5:1 r:i',K-
Septeniber, oo'j, 5-1 Vi. 53 '1. f:T.
December, 50 Vs. 5 Hi. 50 Vi. 51V.
Julv. 4S. 19. 4S. 49-.
September, r.S, U!Vi. ".SVi. Hs-
December, ;!9-'Hi. , "'J-
July, lt;.20. Iti.r.O. ld.lT, H'i.2tl.
September, lti.'JT, 1(5.47, 1(5. o7, lt!.o7.
Julv, 9.10. 9.15. 9.(17, 9.10.
September. 9.25, 9.;;2, 9.25. 9.27.
July. S.72, S.so, S.72, S.75.
September. S.9. S.95. S.S7, 8.9".
Receipts today Wheat :JT, corn S75,
oats 227. hogs 4:;.ooo, cat lie 24,0"".
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 2,:'."". Light li.lortf C.::7. mixed
and butcrers ('..1 "ff 1'..:;7. good heavy
5.9"f C."2, rough heavy 5.9ltff 0.10.
C'atili' market onelied strong to 1"c
Sheep market opened strong.
Hogs at Omaha fi.l'O". cattle 2.50".
Hogs at Kansas City lo,""". cattle H,
ouo. l S. Yards, S:ln a. m. Hog market
weak to 5c lower. Light II.L Ti ffi (5.'.!".
mixed and butchers 5.10(fi t;."5, good
heavy 5.9"ifr ti.'J", rough heavy 5.90
Cattle market strong to l"c higher.
Beeves 4. 5" (i (5. 05, cows and heifers
1.75(4.9(1, stockcrs and feeders 3.0"
Sheep market sttong.
Hog market closed steady. Light (5.15
ffC.35, mixed and butchers (!.1"Ti-G.o5,
good heavy 5.901iG.3", rough heavy
5.9" ft 0.0".
Cattle market closed strong.
Sheep market closed strong.
New York Stocks.
New York, June 3. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas 89. U. P. 130. U. S. Steel pre
fcrred JMJV6. U. S. Steel common 32 Vs
Reading 99, Rock Island preferred
12, Rock Island common 19, South
ern Pacific 74 Vi. X. Y. Central 109 Vi.
Missouri Pacific 72, L. & X. 110,
Smelters 114. C. F. I. 28V4, Canadian
Pacific lOO't. Illinois Central 1
renna ii'i. ivaio . . -"R.
B. R. T. 48, B. & O. 93, Atchison
87, Locomotive 5C, Sugar 120, St.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island. Juno 3. Following a:o
the wholesale quotations in today's mar
kets: Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Young chickens 12c
per pound: hens, per pound, l"c;
ducks, per pound, 9 to Kc; turkeys, per
pound, 14c to 15c; geese, per pound,
9 to 10c.
Butter Dairy, 19c to 2"c.
H. J. CHURCHILL
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BLOCK.
Both phones: New 5048; old
205'2 West Third Street, over
Der Demokrat Office. Old phone
Stocks, Bonds, Cotton,
Grain and Provisions
Bought and Sold for Cash or on
CALL US UP FOR THE
Lard l"c to 11c.
Eggs Fresh, 15c.
Vegetables Potatoes, (!0c to 65c.
Hogs Mixed, $5.75 to $0.25.
Sheep Y'earlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.75; lambs, $1.50 to $G.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 to $5: cowg and
heifers, $2 to $4.50; calves, $4.50 to $6.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 54c to 55c; oats, 42c
Forage Timothy hay, $16; prairie.
$13 to $1G; clover, mixed, $12 to $13:
straw, $7.50 to $8.
Coal Lump, bushel, IS to 14c; slack
tier bushel. 7 to Sc.
Wood Hard, per load, $5.00 to $5.60.
H. J. Toner. A. U Anderson.
K. J. TOHER&CO.
Private wires to New York and
109 Main Street, Davenport
Phone West 407.
III Twyy ' v
A Mark of Refinement.
Cleanliness of person is one of the
most distinguishing marts of refinement, and
mmmanrls af ull tim th hiohest rcsrert.
1 o promote cleanliness, insta.l in your
sleeping apartment or dressing room a snowy
white, one-piece "JStandatsT Porcelain Enam
eled Lavatory, provided with an abundant flow
of hot and cold running water.
Our plumbers are skilled mechanics and do
satisfactory work. Let us quote you prices.
CIIAXXOX & DIJFVA
112 West Seventeenth St. Both phones.