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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 28. 1007.
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
Fall Proves Fatal. Hubert F.ndrie.-,
aged 45, died Thursday evening al his
home, 1507 Harrison street, from in
juries received in a tall from a street
rar at Fifth and Hanison street.-.,
about six weeks ago. Deceased was
born in Germany. Juno lst;j. Il
was a resident of Davenport fur 25
years, having been employed at tlu
Kimball house for nine years as chei".
He left the Kimball about 15 months
ago and was working at SiHis at tii-'
time of his injury. He is a member
or the order of Odd Fellows and is
also a Mason. The members of hi.;
family who survive him are his wif,
Mary Endries, one daughter. Go
trude, ami two sons. Frank an.
Begins Work on Big Drain. The
eity has commenced work on the bi-i
storm drain that wiil be construct, d
across the old Lindsay & Phelps prop
erty in Fast Davenport straight down
from the Jersey Ridse road to the
river. It will carry the waters of Hi -
creek that from a point near the
new MeCIellan Heights church, has
heretofore followed a meandering
course for nearly a mile southwest, t
the river. Hy doin.n away i:h tlrs
long stretch of open ereek the city
will avoid the expense in the fntui"
of maintaining and at tint's renown:.;
several bridges, and a lot of wast1
land will be levelled up and rerlaimed.
City Claims Property. At yesterday
afternoon's meet ins of tiie city coun
cil in committee of the whole. Alder
man Malloy offered a resolution which
was adopted, to the effect that it h
the sense of the city council that the
Rock Inland road's lea.-e of the old H ,
C. R. & X. property at the foot
Brady street is null and void and that
the city shall claim 'he property a ;t
now stands, hui.ldings and all.
Elks Get Liberty Bell. Davenport
lodge, Xo. "iX, of Kiks. has received
a bronze bell, a faeshni'e of the cel..
brated Liberty bell, with the compli
ments of Philadelphia lodge. Xo. 1. of
Philadelphia. The prcent is in recog
nition of the tine showing made !y
the members of Davenport lodge a
the Philadelphia grand lodge meeting
last summer, at which t;tue the lorvi
Elks were the center of attraction i.;
the big parade. The bell will be hung
in the Davenport lodge room.
Obituary Record. Thursday after
noon. Joseph FIdridge, the otera'.i
Davenport liveryman and pioneer resi
dent of the city, passed away after
suffering from failing health for a
couple of years, and being critieal'.y
ill for the past few days. Mr. Eldridge
was born Jan. IS, is::t, in Camden, X
J., and came to Iowa in l.$:9. Since
then, for a period of almost 70 years
he has been a resident of this county
and cii y. At first the family located
on a farm, and later deceased was in
the restaurant business in Davenpo i
with his brothers, P.ownian H. an 1
Tony F. In recent years he had been
in the livtry business, until his retire
ment four years ago. His wife sur
vives him, and a daughter and twi
sons Mrs. Enoch A. Wood of Taco
ma. Wash.. Hairy W. and Willard 15,
besides the two brothers, already
birthday anniversary at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKenrick arc
entertaining relatives from Camanche,
Mr. Mayberry and Miss Evelyn
Patch, both employes of the hospital,
announce that they were recently unit
ed in marriage.
Mis. Will Young entertained the la
dies of the Baptist Aid society Wednes
day. H. R. Crum returned to his home in
the southern part of the state Friday.
Mrs. Crum will remain for a visit of
three or four weeks before returning.
Mrs. William Deny and little daugh
ter. ISerniee. arrived Monday evening
from Indianapolis, lnd., for a vi.-it with
Mrs. R. !. Young. Mrs. Dt
foimerlv Miss Maud Hawkins
1 loye at the hospital.
James Kelley is in Moline vi
with, his son Joseph Kelley and
A farewell reception was given Tues
day evening by the people of Silvis to
Rev. and Mrs. Edgar Woolhouse and
family prior to their departure for
their new borne in Akron, Ohio, where
Mr. Woolhouse expects to take it!) the
ministry of ilv Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs. John Shellabarger re
turned to thtir home in Letts, Iowa,
after a visit lure with their daughter,
Mrs. W. II. Ellis and family.
Mr. .1. McCilivary returned to his
home in Wilton. Iowa, alter a visit
heii- with his son, John McC.ilivary ami
Heiliert Lloyd has returned horn-;
alter several months' absence.
The Royal .Neighbors were entertain
ed Tifsday at the hall.
Mis. Frank Savey returned Wednes
day from a visit with relatives in Ca
Mts. La Citilitts returned to her home
in Port Byron Thursday afternoon af
ter a visit here with her sons, Oscar
anil Charles La Grclius.
.Mrs. Frank Kelley and sou Arm) wore
in Reck Island Thursday attending a
One-way, second class "Colonist" tick
ets to California and Pacific Northwest
on sale daily via the Rock Island,
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
Your choice of four fine daily (rains
and the two best routes to the Coast.
Tickets good in personally conducted
tourist sleeping cars on payment of
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DISPUTE ON GUNNERY.
Lively Controversy Between the Army
A dispute about the relative merits
of army and navy, target practice
seems probable as a result of tho atti
tude of ollicers of both branches of the
service, says a Washington special dis
patch to the Xew York Time-.
Commander Sims, director of target
practice lor the navy, went to Fort
Monroe some time ago to witness the
work of the coast defense gunners. He
prepared a report for Acting Secretary
of the Xavy New-berry. Some of the
army people who saw the report were
astonished to find Mr. Sims had gone
into the question of the coast defense
guntrery iu a critical way and ligura
tholy had '"torn it all to pieces,'' show
ing how and where the navy gunners
had made Letter records.
"It's bad enough," said an army offi
cer, "without rubbing it in. i lie army
is the unpopular branch of the service,
but it has not been obliged to get out
moving pictures to gain recruits."
The statement made by Commander
Sims is likely not to remain long un
The army believes the navy has per
fected its system and Is fully persuad
ed that our navy is the finest on earth,
but is contident it has a far better sys
tem of gunnery of its own.
Since the war with Spain the army
and navy liavo made startling ad
vances in gunnery.
It was found that at Santiago about
2 per cent of the steel shells hit their
marks. That had been sufficient to do
the work, but the officers of the navy
thoughtfully went to work to ligure out
why the efficiency of their lire bad not
been greater. The men in charge of
the gnu practice set to work to ascer
tain what could be done. What has
been done seems nothing short of mar
velous. Whereas formerly the biggest guns
could le lired about once in live min
utes, now they can be lired twice in
one minute, and, whereas they former
ly rarely found the target, now the
twelve and thirteen inch guns make
about per cent of hits. With the
other guns practically no misses are1
But what has the army been doing?
'"Why, bless you, sir." exclaimed one
of the army officers, "the navy shoots
at a range of ,C.OU yards, and our
coast defense guns are fired at a range
up t S.tMMi yards. If we had any gun
ners in the army who could not hit the
target every time at l.twi yards wo
would run them out of the service or
put them where they would not have
to do with the artillery.
"The navy's system Is based on a
sort of guesswork. Ours is Lased on
purely scientific principles. At long
range their system would prove seri
ously at fault
"It's all very well for the navy to talk
about hitting a canvas thirty feet or so
sipiaie at ,0x yards, but at Fort
Banks the twelve inch guns put six
shots into a space that could have been
covered nicely by an armor plate and
did it at 0,000 yards in the quick time
of 3 miuutes 40 seconds. That would
have sunk the biggest battleship afloat.
"The navy's system is based on a sort
of guesswork. Ours Is based on pure
scientific principles. At long range the
navy's system would prove seriously
"The navy makes use of what is call
ed the 'spotting system. An observer
aloft with a pair of binoculars watch
es where the shots strike. If the splash
shows that the shot is over the target,
the gunners depress the muzzle of the
guns. If the splash shows that the shot
falls short, the observer orders the
muzzle raised. The opportunity for er
rors in judgment are great. If that Is
what Commander Sims wants the ar
my to adopt, it is hard to see what use
could be made of his system at the
long ranges the army has to shoot at
As a matter of fact, the armv aban
doned the spotting system years ago."
Music Teacher Resigns. Miss Grace
Harrington, supervisor of music in the
public schools, has tendered her resig
nation to the board of education and.
returned to her home in (laleshurg.
Miss Harrington was one of the new
members of the teachers' corps, having
replaced Mrs. Casterton this fall. She
reported for her new duties at the
opening of school, but was almost im
mediately called home by illness in her
family. She was gone a week and then
returned to resume her duties. Sac had
bare'.v got the music department into
working order, when she was again
called home. She returned Saturday,
and the early part of the week an
nounced that if would be impossibb
for her to continue in the position.
Near Death from Coal Gas. Remark
able luck alone saved five persons
from death by asphyxiation yesterday
morning, and, as it was, two, Charles
W. Skinner, father of the Skinner boys,
and a visitor in the city, Miss Carrh
Thornbloom, were so near death that
it required an hour or more of work
by a physician to bring them from tin
coma into which they had fallen. The
home of Chailes Skinner and his son.
James (5. Skinner, at KM Sixteenth
street, was the scene, and .lames Skin
nor and Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lindberg
who keep house lor the Skinners, were
the other throe whose lives were
threatened. Coal gas was the cause of
the catastrophe, and only the fact that
.lames Skinner arose for a moment to
shut his resistor at an eariy hour pn
vented a terrible trage dy, l he senior
Skinner is in the habit of arising and
attending the furnace about 4 : :! every
morning, it is thought that he (ltd so
as usual yesterday morning, and, leel
lng lamt lrotn the coal gas winch per
meated the air in the cellar, returned
to his room and fell asleep. Shortly
in tore ( tr.e younger .Mr. Skinner arose
to shut the register in his room. The
gas had made his throat and mouth
dry, and he started to go uownstatrs
for water. He had taken but a few
sttps when he fell unconscious. The
noise of ins fall awoke Mr. Lindgre;
who, with his wife, occupied an ad
joining room. In the meantime Mr
Skinner had come to and opened some
windows. He and Mr. I.iinlgren. both
only half conscious. s( t out to awaken
the household. Mr. Lindgteti was forc
ed to break through a window to reach
the room of Miss Thornbloom, and
found her lying on the floor uncon
scions. Mc nan evidently neon arous
en n i ne gas. and succumbed to it. as
she arose fioni her bed. Mis. Lindg !-l
attempted to leave her room, and faint
ed at the head of the stairs. Sh"
i roused a moment later and went to
the lit'St floor, where she auain fainted
In the meantime windows had been
opened, and the I.indgnns and Mr
Buys City Block. W. H. Adams, well
known capitalist of Rapids Citv. has
completed the purchase of the Skinne
Annex, the brick block at the corne
of hixtetntn and Library streets. The
price was ?JS.(iuit. The sale was madt
in the settlement of the estate of For
Concrete Telegraph Poles.
( oncrete for telegraph poles Is the
latest, according to a Isloomington
(111.) special dispatch to the New York
World. . 1). I.oyce, the publisher, is
concluding the cxiwrimeins. lie is
Planning 10 mum an electric power
line lietwecn Marseilles and Peru via
Joliet. He will erect during the com
lng fall a line of concrete poles Iie
tween Marseilles and Ottawa and
await the result of the winter's action
upon them. If the use of concrete for
telegraph, telephone and electric light
and power poles proves a success it
will mean the end of the wooden pole.
as It is asserted that the concrete
jioles will cost less and will last twice
Lost and Found.
Lost, between 9.30 p. m., yesterday
and noon today, a bilious attack, wi'.h
nausea and sick headache. This loss
was occasioned by finding at W. T.
Hartz's drug store a box of Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Guaranteed for bil
iousness, malaria and jaundice. 25c.
New Car Service East. Next Tues
day morning the new LVminute sched
tile will take effect on. the interurban
line rimning to Watcrtown and Silvis
fhe time table has been posted by the
company, and the different runs an
being chosen by the crews. Cars wil
leave Moline every ir minutes and al
ternate between Watcrtown and Silvi
from Warner's crossing.
Game Postponed. A long distance
telephone message from Monmouth wa
received yesterdav afternoon bv H. S
Dickinson of the high school, asking
postponement of the game scheduled
for today between the Moline high
school and Monmouth college. The
postponement was granted, and the
game will be played a week from today
Suffers for Another's Misdeeds.
Lieutenant Emil Freeman, who has
just been retired at his own request
aftoT faithful service with the naval
reserves of the state, is the victim of
the misdeeds of Albert Hill, a young
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man residing; in the east end of Hock
Island, who formerly was cor.noctf-d
with the local division of reserve's.
Lieutenant Freeman is held responsible
for a number of revolvers wliieh dis
appeared from the armory last fall, and
the hoard which has been appointed by
the adjutant jteneral to sit here Oct. 7.
will determine whether the lieutenant
must make return to the state for ihe
loss. Young Hill was found suilty in
police court Feb. S of tTie theft of the
revolvers. About a dozen army Colts
worth about $lf. each disappeared.
- She Could Swim.
"Look here!" exclaimed the irate
suburbanite as he floundered about in
the ureen water mid soft mud. "When
I boutrht this hit didn't I tell you I had
just lieen married';'' r
"You did, sir," replied the land
"Well, do you think this is the prop
er place to brine a bride?"
"I do, sir. Didn't I hear you call
her 'Pvtckie' two or three times?"
The Main Point.
"Young man, you don't want my
"Why. sir. I can support her In the
style to which she has teen aecn:
"But can you support her In the
style of which she has been accus
tomed to read in trashy novels?"
It's hetter to do something for some
body than to do someltody for some
thing. Try this today. Wall Street
II. E. C A STEEL, L. D. Ml! DOE, II. B. SIMMON,
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS HANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Capital Stock. ? 1041,000. Konr lVr ( nt Inlrrrxt I'ald on Drpoalta.
DI RECTO US.
II. D. Mack, H. II. Clcaveland,
John Schafer, Mary K. Robinson,
M. S. Heagy. E. D. Sweeney,
II. B. Simmon, II. W. Treniaun,
C. J. Lark in,
J. J. LaVelle,
II. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
Kstatcs and property of all kinds are niiinag.-ri by this department,
wliii-h is kept entirely separate fnm the liunkii Imsiness of the com
pany. We aet as exeeutor of and trustees umler Wills, Administrator,
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Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial Agent
for Non-Residrnts, Women, Invalids, and others.
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Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral or Real Estate Security.
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II. P. Hull, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt. Cashier.
R. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
William II. Dart, Phil Mitchell,
II. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, II. S. Cable.
Began the business Jnly 2, 1870
and occupies S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde building. Solicitors Jackson & IIursL