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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1907.
WILMERTON WILL DIS
POSES OF BIG ESTATE
Property Estimated at $240,000 Left
to Children and Grandchildren
of the Testator.
The will of the late William Wilmer
ton was admitted to probate in the
county court today by Judge R. W.
Olmsted. The instrument, which bears
date of Jan. 12, 1904, disposes of an
estate estimated at about $240 000.
Mr. Wilmerton was the largest land
holder of Mercer county. He provided
for the division of $75,000 in securi
ties held in trust by the Central
Trust & Savings bank of this city, be
tween his daughter, Mrs. Louisa Wil
merton Little, and his son, Frank Wil
merton. The will bequeathes 30 shares
of bank Ktock of the Moline Savings
bank to his granddaughter, Edith Wil
merton, and two tracts of SO acres in
Mercer county are left to two grand
sons, Clarence Wilmerton and Roy
Wilmerton. The remainder of the es
tate is left lo a son, William Wilmer
ton. who is made executor of the will.
Partly -l.uly, with proltHlily light
nliimrm or hiiow toniiclit or r-'riiluy;
nnrmrr toulxhts jlltr Frltlny.
J. M. Mlt'.ltir.H, Local I'orrdmlrr. j
Tiuirraf urt at 7 n. in.. 21); nt X:'.W
p. in., 40. Maximum triiiperiilurp in I:inI
2-1 honr, V.t'.i minimum. -". Velocity of
M lml nt 7 n. tsi., iuilen tr hour. Statu
of natrr, 7S fret, n f:ill of .2 tool lu
luitt 4S lioiirM.
cars leaving the rails on the southwest
line and delaying traffic temporarily.
Passenger trains went around the
wreck on a passing track.
PURE WATER FOR SOLDIERS.
Army Wagon Which Insures Sterilized
Supply For Men In the Field.
Uncle Sam has adopted a water
wagon for army use which even when
it draws Its contents from a much
polluted stream provides bis soldiers
with a fine fluid with which to quench
their thirst, says a AVashlngton corre
spondent of the Chicago Tribune. The
secret of this is that the wagon in
question is nothing more or less than
a complete filtering and sterilizing
plant on wheels. This sterilizing
plant is equipped with a boiler for
making steam to operate the pump
and the sterilizer, a complete set of
boueblack filters and a reservoir for
storing the sterile water. Along each
side are seven faucets, so arranged
that fourteen men can conveniently
fill their canteens at one time. Only a
few minutes are required for nit en
tire regiment to obtain" its water sup
ply. From four to six mules are required
to draw this wagon. Its steam pump
will suck water from any stream or
well, and, no matter how muddy or
full of disease germs it may be, it will
automatically pass through the sys
tem and not only issue perfectly clear
and pleasing to the eye, but absolutely
safe as well. Through a most ing.'n
ious arrangement it Is discharged al
most as cold us when it entered.
ELECTRICITY FOR SAVAGES.
Buy a home of. Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Me to Jones for a cheap stove.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
The Bijou makes regular delivery
of Chicago papers.
To insure delivery, order your Chi
cago paper from the Bijou.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue.
Coliseum Rollaway. Davenport, Iowa,
the finest place of amusement in the
I defy you to beat my prices on all
kinds of stoves. Jones, the second
Eight hundred people carried away
with fun at the Rollaway Coliseum,
Don't shiver yourself into sickness
take your small change to Jones vand
get a stove.
Save trouble and aunoyance by sub
scribing regularly for Chicago papers
at the Bijou.
Justice G. Albert Johnson this after
noon officiated) at the marriage of James
Burke and Miss Jennie Chase, both of
Gustaf Nelson of Moline anil Mrs.
Emma Kohl of Davenport were mar
ried this afternoon by Justice G. Al
This evening the Sunday school of
Grace Lutheran church will hold its
annual- Christmas entertainment in the
church at 7:45.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73C Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 78C-K.
Wanted, 500 people to skate every
afternoon and evening on the Coli
seum Rollaway, Davenport, Iowa. Cour
teous treatment, high class amusement,
and perfect order assured.
The children of Bethany home are to
be entertained at the Monday after
noon matinee at the Family theater by
the Lewinsohn family. The invita
tion was extended to. the little ones
through Mrs. Charles, Mcllugh.
There was a small freight wreck on
the Rock Island road in West Haven
port last evening, a number of freight
Novel Method Adopted by Japanese to
Kill Formosan Head Hunters.
The extermination of savage, mur
derous bead hunters by electricity is
the latest novelty introduced by the
Japanese In Formosa, according to
Walter Clifton, manager of a Foi uiora
mercantile company, who arrived at
San Francisco recently ou the Japa
nese liner America Maru, says the
New York Tribune.
These bead hunters." said Clifton,
'number about 100,000 and Infest the
entire eastern coast of the island. All
fforts to civilize them have failed.
They recently Inveigled a party of UO0
uiuese and Japanese into an am-
jusb on the pretense of showing some
treasure and killed all but three.
"Large "bodies of troops were sent
out, and now when a company of bead
hunters Is located the place is sur
rounded by a wire fence. The wires
are charged with electricity. The sol
diers begin to shoot, the savages stam
pede, and then the deadly wires get
those that the bullets miss."
Rock Island. III.
Tnose who have gift money to
epend for their own personal use
should realize that the selection
of a store immediately after the
holiday business is not a matter
of inferior moment.
With our usual modern meth
ods, we have kept our stock re
plete with new goods every day.
and a visit to the store may still
fill the mind with awe, and can
only be viewed with the eye of
contemplation. Thus we reverse
popular credulity and strengthen
our prestige as "t'nc gt shop."
Parrakeet For the Christmas' Tree.
This year the parrakeet will make
its appearance In the boughs of the
Christmas tree to be distributed as a
present, says the New Yyrk Tress.
There is a great fancy leiug shown
ust now for this little bird, which can
talk and lias not only the intelligence
of the big polly, but shows strong af
fection for its owner. This bird is an
improvement over the swearing par
rot which has figured, along with the
rubber plant, as part of the household
equipment in many bouses. One bird
dealer says that the parrakeet is a re
markably intelligent bird and sure to
make friends wherever it goes.
FOR SPECIAL PRICES
Go to the Packing House Market and
Buy Your Meats at the Fol
Sirloin steak, 12 cents.
Porterhouse steak, 12 cents.
Round steak. 11 cents.
Beef rib roast, 10 cents.
Beef chuck roast, S cents.
Pork loins, 10 cents.
Fresh pork butts. 10 cents.
Young chickens, 12 cents.
Freedman's butterine, 2 poundfe for
Robbers at Milan Depot.
The depot at Milan was broken into
last night, the office door being forced.
There was no money left in the office
and nothing is missing but an express
Learns of Father's Death.
R. L. Uhoadarmer of Milan today
receited word of the sudden death of
his father, Hiram Rhoadarmer, who
succumbed to a stroke of apoplexy
at Iowa City. -
Licensed to Wed.
Joey H. Peterson Hampton
Ruby' Whitehead Hampton
Joseph Clauson Glasiord, 111
Abbie M. Homan Glasford. Ill
Frank E. Maucker '...Rock Island
Mary Ziebarth Davenport
Samuel G. Hutchinson Rura
Lavina M. Dalluege Coal Valley
Lewis W. Bruner Port Byron
Flossie B. 'lyler Rapids City
Marion W. Scott Moline
Georgia B. Ritchie Moline
Joseph H. Jenkin. .Lake Linden. Mich
Persis J. limit Moline
f H iff fa
Rock Island. hi.
When to Go Home.
From the Bluffton, Ind., Banner
nen tired out. go home. hen you
want consolation, go home. When
you want fun, go home. When you
want to show others that you have
reformed, go home and let your fam
ily get acquainted with the fact. When
you want to show yourself at your
best go home and do the act there
When you feel like being extra liberal
go home and practice on your wife
and children first. When you want to
shine with extra brilliancy go home
and light up the whole household." To
which we would add, when you have
a bad cold go home and take Chamber
lain's 'Cough Remedy and a quick
cure is certain. For sale by all drug
Afternoon and Evening
DAVENPORT : : : , : IOWA
SESSIONS: 2:00 to 5:00 p. m. and 7:30 to 10:30 p. m.
General Admission 10c. Wardrobe and Surface 25c.
Instructions by Polite Attaches
and Sunday Evenings
BAND MUSIC EVERY EVENING
USE OF RAINBOW BALL-BEARING SKATES.
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The Coliseum Rollaway is the finest and largest Ska; mar Rink in the Middle West, equipped with 800 pairs of $3.50 Rainuov.' three point ball-bearing skates.
Several instructors of good character from The host Rinks of Chicago, assisted by Tri-City skaters, will aid beginners, and no o;:e need hesitate to come.
' CarefuPattention will be given all details in connection with the enterprise, and every objectionable element will be eliminated, and only the patronage of those who deport
themselves in a manner consistent with tha strictest propriety will be solicited. In fact, none but those known, or supposed by the management to be acceptable to our patrons,
will be- admitted and furnished with skates.-
No Intoxicating Liquors Will Be Sold on the Premises. '
Open Every Afternoon and Evening.
SCENES AT HOME
( HURRY UP? IT'S I Sjs.
it to the ri?;ht of the batter's box. At lower. Hogs left over. 5.700. Light,
first the umpires didn't take kindly to ? 1.1 ofirT 4.55; mixed and butchers. $1.15
he way Cobb handled the sacred broom . 04. CO; good heavy. $4,155 4.37; rough
but when they learned lhat it was his .heavy. $4.15( 4.25.
favorite superstition they always
humored his whim. When in a bat
ting slump Cobb always makes three
crosses as he takes his position at the
plate. When Cobb reaches first base
on his journey from right field to the
bench, he always gives the bag a ter
rific kick in the direction of the home
plate AUhough'the bags are supposed
to be stationary. Cobb insists that the
short, distance he moves the bag to
ward the plate with his kick is often
the means ot winning a close decision
at first for his team.
iWHEN PALATE FOR THE OFFICE
PECULIARITIES IN REC
ORD OF HANS WAGNER
(Continued From Page Three.)
York twirlers kept Wagner hitting at
a ?20 pace, Christy Mathewson holding
Hans to the even .300 mark. Luther
Taylor, in three games, had Wagner
batting .107, while Cecil Ferguson, in a
pair of contests, had Honus flabber
gasted by chucking the bail so erratic
ally that he could not negotiate a wal
The Cardinal boxir.en yielded ..143
for Wagner, while the Cincinnati slab
artists were good for .372. It was
against the Brooklyn and Boston box
men particularly the latler that
Wagner accomplished his greatest hit
ting. Donovan's delivery cierks were
tanned for'a stick credit of .302, while
Tenney's gunners were simply mur
dered to the tune of .409, in this series
Wagner also making his greatest num
ber of long hits.
AViiRnr'n Uniting AvernRe.
Wagner's average for 1907 against
the various clubs is as follows:
Brooklyn . .
Pet. 2B. 3B. 4B
Tctals ...515 ISO .350 38 13 C
The Flying Dutchman's record in
home rims does not look so go.)d when
consideration is taken of the fact that
four of his four-baggers were punched
out. on the small South End grounds in
Boston. Hans could not negotiate any
honors on the spacious Polo grounds,
not' being a hitter who pulls the ball to
the right." Not one of his four-furlong
wallops was made al home. Exposition
park being the ;;cene of a majority ol
his doubles. New York fans witnessed
Wagner's greatest exploit in the long-
httting line last season on Aug. 24.
when he fell foul of Christy Mathew
son's delivery and got. a double and a
pair or triples, in no other game was
Wagner able to make three long swats
but often he delivered a pair in a eon
test, particularly when ho was playing
C'olib I SiiperHtlllonn.
Tyrus Cobb, who carried off the
batting honors in Ban Johnson's or
ganization, is superstitious to a degree
Cobb's favorite hobby is the position
of the broom with which the umpires
dust off the plate. The umpires find it
handy to keep; the broom to the left
!of the plate, while Cobb when at the
Ojbat always desires it to the right,
lj Whenever he steps to the plate Cobb
0 always picks up the broom and tosses
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere in Rock
island. Both phones 109.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured in
Morton I... Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "Mv wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her bod
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism. It
save immediate relief and she was
able to walk about in three days. 1
am sure it saved her life." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust SehlegH, 20 West
Second street, Davenport.
Chicago, Dec. 20. Following are the
narket quotations today:
December, 99, 100, 99t;, 99.
May. 100, 1C7, 105. 107.
J u ly, 99, 99 , 9S A , 99 ', . 1
December, 57'.. 59, 57'i, 57.
May, 58, 58, 58, 58.."
Juiy, 57',i, 57, 57. 57.
December, 49',, 49, 4S, 4S.
May, 53Vi. 53, 53 4. 53V.
July, 47, 47, 47, 47.
January. 12.50, , r , 12.47.
May, 12.95, 13.12, 12.95, 13.07.
January, 7.C5. , , 7 05.
May, 7.75, 7.S0, 7.75, 7.77.
January, C.C2, C.C7, C.G2. 0.07.
May, 0.97, 7.03, C.97, 7.C3. .
Rece'pts today: Wheat, 58, corn,
343; oats, 252; hogs, 37,000; cattle,
2C.0O0; sheep, 1C.000.
Hog market opened weak 10 cents
Cattle market opened weak 10TM3
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs. 4.'mh); cattle, 1 .000.
Kansas City Hogs, 12.O0H; cattle,
Hog market closed weak to 10 cents
lower. Light, $ I.15(Tj 4.50; ,mixed and
butchers, $ 1.1 5T 4.55; good heavy.
$4.1514.55; rough heavy, $ !.13(I 4.25.
Cattle market weak 10 cents lower.
Beeves, $3.43 0.20; cows and heifers,
$1.205j 4.05; stockers and feeders, $2.33
Sheej) market strong.
Liverpool exchange closed. Xo
Northwestern receipts. Minneapolis
Today, 429; last week. 42; last year.
390. Dnlnth Today. 49; last wcfk.
2S1 ; last year, 129.
New York Stocks.
New York, Dec. 20. Following are!
the quotations on the market today
IT. P. 115. U. S. Steel preferred,
80. U. S. Steel common 25, Read-;
ing 92, Rock Island common 15,!
Southern Pacific 72. X. Y. CentraL
89. Missouri Pacific 44. Ij. & X.j
90. Smelters 71, C. F. I. 1S, Can-
adian Pacific 1494. Illinois Central,
123, Penna 109, Erie 1C. C. & O.'
38, B. R. T. 3S. B. & O. S0. Atch-j
is;oii 09, Locomotive 35. Sugar
90. St. Paul 102. Copper 45. Re
public Steel common 10, Southern Ry.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live!
Stock Feed and Fuel. '
Rock Island, Dec. 20. Following are
the wholesale quotations oa the market
Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 7c
per pound; hens, per pound, 7c; ducks,
per pound, 7c to Sc; turkeys per pound
12c to 13c; geese, per pound, 7c to Sc.
Fresh Eggs 25c.
Vegetables Potatoes, f.0c; o-.Ions,
55c to COc. .
Hogs $4.00 to $4.25.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $0.75.
Cattle Steers $3.50 to $5.00; cows
and heifers $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
.Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 4Sc to 50c; oats, '4 5c.
Forage Timothy hay, $11 to $13;
prairie, $9.00 to $11.00; clover, $10.00
to $11.00; straw. $C. 00.
' Wood Hard, per load, $5.00 to $5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
It is not the quantity of food taken
but the amount digested and assim
ilated that gives strength and vitality
to the system. Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets invigorate the
stomach and liver and enable them to
perform their functions. The result
is a relish for your food, increased
strength and weight, greater endur
ance and a clear head. Price, 25 cents.
Samples free. For sale by all druggists.
It tones and vitalizes the entire sys
tem; makes life worth living, no mat
ter what your station. Hollistcr's
Rocky Mountain Tea is the surest pre
ventative known against disease. 35
cents, tea or tablets. Harper Hcuse
We are right now
in our winter stock
AT READY MADE
See our Windows
Be a I Tailoring
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING.