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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1907.
MAY TALK PHONES
(ILLEQ IN A MINE
REV. SUMNER T. MARTIN.
Ordinance of Union Electric
Company Possible Subject of
'. Discussion by Council
Word Received of the Death of
J. B. McFarlane, Former '
Rock Islander. '
IN COMMITTEE OF WHOLE
WAS WORKING IN COLORADO
Aldermen to Meet Tonight to Consider
i' - Electric Inspector Measure and
the New Franchise.
Daughter, AAtas Visiting at the-Home of
fler Grandfather, Robert Lee, '. '
of This City.
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It is possible that the members of
the city council wlll this evening take
up a discussion ' of the proposed new
.franchise ordinance of the Union Elec
tric Telephone & Telegraph company.
The meeting Is for the purpose of con
sidering the electric inspector ordin
ance and the phone ordinance.
'The aldermen are being generally
urged to weigh the situation carefully
in all its bearings, in the consideration
of the telephone ordinance, for it Is
certain that the life of the company
depends on the action of the council.
Unless it gets relief, it must go out
of business. This cannot be reasona
i Im (Inly Companion.
One influence which weighs in favor
of the company's contentions is that it
provides the only competition to the
Bell company: If the ordinance is re
fused, "the city will be placed at the
n'ercy of the Central Union, which
even now i disputing the city's right
to' regulate it, and is not particularly
exerting itself to provide good service.
The new company points to Kenosha.
Wis., as an example of what results
frpm the removal of competition, it
:bing stated that the phone service la
costing fit) per cent more, without any
improvement in the service.
To IncrruMr Hntex.
The specific purpose of the ordin
ance now before the council is to pro
vide the company with financial re
lief, in the way of giving it the right
to! charge a" higher maximum rate for
business andvresidence telephones, and
to." relieve it of all franchise taxes ex
cept such as are charged telephone
companies doing business in the city,
as a class.
The company insists that the charg
ed proposed are not exorbitant, and
tlrot it proposes to install the newest
and most satisfactory equipment
known. It maintains that It has acted
fairly with the city under its existing
ordinance, and that the burdens placed
on it under that, ordinance are correct
theoretically, but not practically in the
light of its experiences.
V " Xrnl CotiHlilrmtlon.
, The claims 'of the telephone com
ipny, involving aK thpy do its .exist-
enee and the existence i of competition
in me teiepnone business here, are
such that the question Is more or less
complicated. . The company concedes
;lne most important demands made of
the' Central Union: the maximum rate
clause, and the recognition of union
labor and the S-hour day. The third
.demand, that ofc a franchise tax, is also
. conceded, in so far as it applies to tel
ephone companies generally, and not
The aldermen should ascertain the
views of telephone users and he guided
accordingly in their action.
Mrs. Louis Tofte, a well known res
ident of Osborn, died at her home at
that place Saturday night. Her demise
was sudden and resulted from heart
failure. Mrs. Tofte was a native of
Denmark and was 39 years, 7 months
and S days of age. She came to Amer
ica in 1SS2 and was united in marriag
with Mr. Tofte at Fort Hamilton, N
Y., July 4, 1S91. She had been a resi
dent of Osborn for 14 years. Besides
her husband, two children survive.
The funeral will be held from the Unl
ted Brethren church at Joslin tomor
And may your first resolution
be, to makejhis store your head
quarters during 1908 for buying
everything heeded In Jewelry,
not only for personal use, bul
for 'birthday, wedding, and anni
No other resolution will put
you in touch as quickly with ev
erything dependable in Jewelry.
' 1702 Second Avenue.
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Mr. Martin will conduct revival services at the Memorial Christian
church beginning next Sunday morning and continuing every evening for
an indefinite time. His work in other cities has resulted in many con
versions. As pastor at Mason City, Iowa, in four years he added S44 members
to the congregation.- At Omaha in tw0 years he added 244 members and at
Bellaire, Ohio, in two years 500. At a uevival meeting in Caldwell, Kan.,
he added in three weeks 173, at Bellaire, Ohio, ISO and at Los Angeles,
Cal., S2 in two weeks. Mr. Martin,' who is from Chicago, will be assisted
by J. H. Davis of Oskaloosa as soloist and chorus choir leader, who comes
ow morning at 10 o'clock with inter
ment at Zuma cemetery. Rev. Mr.
Kerr will officiate.
F. H., Warren.
F. II. Warren, who for about 12
ears made his home with his son-in-
law, S. R. Wright, died at 7 o'clock
thi9 morning. He came to Rock
sland in 1855, and engaged" for a' time
the stationery business on Second
avenue, later being employed as a
traveling salesman, and associated
ith the woolen manufacturing trade.
He retired from active work a number
of years ago. He is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. .Maud
McNeal of Chicago and Mrs. Emma
Patch of Dubuque.
X. r, , , . ' -Jjnettinir of over,.2.000 people oju"Law
-C7-B. Marshall hss&one to rhidtsrr : ' v -
T. N. Cook left Friday evening for
Sulphur Springs, Mo., for the benefit
of his health.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walker of Beloil..
Wis., are visiting Mr. Walker's sister,
Mrs. Louis J. Hill.
Mrs. F. L. Stone and daughter Em
erald are visiting with Mrs. Stone''
sister, Mrs. B. D. Showalter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scherer h?ve
gone to. Chicago to visit their daugh
ter, Mrs. M. M. Pierce, over New'
Mrs. V. J. Stoit has returned after
visit in Burlington. Her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schroeder, returned
with her to remain a few days.
Drs. G, L. Eyster, E. M. Sala and J.
R. Hollowbush of this citv and H A.
Littig of Davenport left last eveuing
for St. Louis where the convention of
the Western Surgical association open
ed today. ' The sessions will continue
till Wednesday. Dr. Sala will read a
paper before the association.
GIVES SKETCH OF LUKE LEE
Former Rock Islander Is Written Up
in Railroad Magazine.
A page sketch of Luke Iee. together
with a photograph, is among the con
tents of the January number of the
Employers' Magazine published by the
Rock Island road. Mr. Lee formerly
lived in this city, running an engine
on the old Rock Island and Peorfa
railroad when that line was about fa
miles long, extending to the coa!
regions south of the city. His service
here continued from 18GG to 18S7. At
present he is running a passenger
gine on the Rock Island out of Hor -
Succeeds Hewlett as Manager.
John C. Bannister has been appoint-
ed manager of the Western Tube com -
pany at Kewanee.i The officers of the
tvewanee company win te inose 01 ine
National Tube company: W. B.
Schiller, president; Edward Worcester,
vice president and Mr. Culbertson, secretary-treasurer.
. Special Announcement.
The Hotel Harms will serve a table
d'hote dinner New Year's day from 12
to 2 p. m. and C to 8 p. in. , Good
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. Druggists refund money If t
rails to cure. E.'W. Grove's signatur?
is on each box. 25 cents.
languid, when , you re
When you're loole. lank and lean,
A pitiful object yo'
soon will be
Unless you tak
Must be Rule for Davenport Sa
loons, Declares Attorney
ADDRESSES A MASS MEETING
Advocates Imprisonment for Saloon
keepers Who Disregard
Attorney General Byers of Iowa yes
terday aiternoon addressed a mass
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church, Daveniort. He made a strong
appeal for the cause of temperance
and the mulct law, whose enforcement
has placed the lid on Davenport.
The speaker said the Sunday and all
I night saloon was the cause of teaching
.boys and girls, as well as men, open
aisregaru ior tne law. i wouia pre
scribe five years in the penitentiary
for every saloon keeper convicted of
sellin:; liquor to minors, intoxicated
persons, or . habitual drunkards," de
clared the attorney general, with env
- MiiKt Ciowr HolldujM.
The attorney general declared him
self to be a. strong advocate of local
self-government and was led to be
lieve that DavenpoTt saloon keepers
would comply with the law without In
terferohce from the state authorities,
He reprimanded them for keeping open
Christmas day and warned them they
must remain closed on all holidays
Sundays, and election days.
'j Civic I.fnciif In MnKontlnr.
Mihscatine, Iowa, Dec. 30. At a mas
meeting yesterday a civic league with
l.lCiJ members was formed to abolish
saloons in Muscatine.
REV. BIEDERW0LF WILL
TRY TO REFORM KANSAS
Evangelist Who Conducted Meetings i
Reck Island Has Big Under
taking on His Hands. .
Rev. AV. E. Biederwolf. who conduct
ed the -revival in this city two years
en-!aS. thfe coming spring, ia at the head
;or a movement to eiangellze Kansas,
according to today's press dispatches.
The plan is to take up the fight in
every eounty in the state siinultaneous-
1 ne muusiera nave iornied a
1 league 'In which 15 denominations are
represented, to do the work under Mr.
tJiederwjoii s direction. The campaign
twill be ( pushed throughout next year.
Rya Neighbors, Attention.
Mayfljower camp. No. 101, R. N. of
A itt til I tl.rWof tAv tnn .1 1 n i
..v.v. mni iu ouu CeilOWSU,,,,.,,, nf tho oninr will
hall thef first and third Wednesday of
each mt")nth. The first meetine will ho
held thefe Jan. 1, 1908. By order of
k IRS. GERTRUDE WYNN,
; 1 . ' Oracle.
'Mrs. Mamie Smith, Rec. Sec'y.
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public tot lay for stomach troubles, dys
pepsia. Indigestion, etc., than. Kodol.
This I3 a scientific preparation of nat
ural diges,tants combined with vegeta
ble acids! and it - contains the same
juices for nd In every healthy stomach.
ivouoi is (guaranteed to give relief. It
is pleasant to take. It will make you
feel finpy by digesting what you eat
toid Dy all druggists
Word has been received by relatives
this city of the .death at Idaho
Springs, Col., of J. B. McFarlane, for
merly of Rock Island. Mr. McFarlane
as killed in a shaft of the Vindicator
mine at that place Thursday morning.
He and a fellow workman were engag-
In setting a windlass. -Jir. McFar
lane being at work 20 feet below the
surface,- Suddenly the timbers on
which he was standing gave way, pitch
ing him into the depths of the shaft,
where there was over 100 feet of wa
ter. No word has been received that
the body has been recovered, though
every effort was made to secure the
Daughter VUitlnK Here.
Mr. McFarlane is a. son-in-law of
Robert Lee of this city. He studied
law at one time find Inter tauirht
school in Coal Vslley. He left for
Idaho Springs abdut 12 years ago to
takef up work as a mining operator.
Mr. McFarlane was about 47 years old.
He Is. survived by the widow, one son
and a daughter. The daughter was on
visit at the Lee home in this city
when word was received of the fatal
ity. Mrs. Robert Lee, two sisters
Mrs. Dr. Martin and Mrs. J. L. Simmon,
and George Lee. the latter three of
Sherrardhave departed for the scene
of the accident.
FALL OF THE WHITE
Dame Nature Exhibits a Bit of Char-
acteristic of Winter.
After continuing into mid-winter
comparatively balmy weather, varied
occasionally, however, by days of blue
ribbon nastiness. Dame Nature last
night finally shifted the scenes and
this morning presented a setting en-
ueiy more seasoname. u ne cnange
came with a north. wind, which chilled
an objectionable drizzle first into sleet.
and during the night into flakes of the
sparkling white. One more enthusias-
ic person than th others hustled out
i sleigh and chimes, but made poor
success of his undertaking, as the
white covering was rapidly changed
again, to a muddy slush. The north
wind is pulling down the mercury and
it may be that a portion of the cover
ing will remain tlH, next year.
IN THE CHURCHES
Central Presbyterian. The Ladies'
Aid society will serve dinner from 12
to 2 New Year's day in the church.
Thursday evening at 7:30 there Will
be a called congregational meeting in
South Park Chapel. The annual
honuay festival of tlie Sunday school
will be held this evening. The pri
mary department held its festival this
Prayer service will bo held at the
chapel tomorrow evening.'
Spencer Memorial Methodist. The
monthly business meeting of the
board of trustees will be held tomor
row evening at 8. From 9 to 12 there
will be a watch night service with a
program to be participated in by vari
ous members of the church
Thursday evening at 7:30 the cab
inet of the Epworth league will meet
in the church and at 8 the leaeue
proper will meet in annual session
Friday evening the choir will meet
Memorial Christian. The normal
bible study class will meet tomorrow
evening at 7:30. At 9 the Christmas
Endeavor will have a watch service
followed by a social hour. The watch
service proper will begin at 11:30 and
to these services the public Is Invited.
lnursday evening mere will be a
mid week prayer service preparatory
to revival services to begin next Sun
day. J. H. Davis of Oskaloosa will be
present at this time to organize a
chorus choir to assist at the revival
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. W. F.
Kaupke, 807 Third avenue. The an
nual election, of officers will be held
at this time.
Friday evening the men of the
church will hold a meeting in the
church. Refreshments will be served
and there will be special talks by
members of the organization. The
. ur Long of Dav
United Presbyterian. The Kate Hill
Missionary society will meet this even
ing with Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Vance,
1014 Fourteenth-and-a-half street t
wilj be a shower party for Miss Hill
iue uiissiuuary 10 juui. . .
Thursday and Friday evenings thej
will h services at the church conduct
ed by Rev. Mr. Cullen of Milan, re
paratory to communion next Suixday
Trinity Episcopal. Services will, bel
held at the church Wednesday morn
Ing at 9 o'clock. . .
. The monthly meeting of the vestry
Are plentiful now. Attend these functions
in the proper style. We are headquarters.
Full Dress Suits
Tuxedo Suits v .
Full Dress Shirts
Full Dress Vests
Gloves, Mufflers, Ties, Jewelry, etc. Every
thing suitable for full dress wear.
IT'S RIGHT IF IT COMES FROM US.
will be held Thursday evening- at 8
o'clock at the rectory.
Zion Lutheran. This evening the
Young Men's society will meet in the
church at 7:30.
Tomorrow evening the Young Peo
ple's society will hold a watch night
service beginning at 8 o'clock. From
9 to 11 refreshments will be served
and from 11 to 12 a program will be
Wednesday morning at 5 the annual
congregational meeting will be held in
the church. At 3 the church board
will meet at the home of Rev. E. K.
Jonson, 710 Forty-fourth street. 5 In the
evening at 7:45 services will be held
in the church.
Thursday afternoon the Mustard
Seed society will meet with Mrs. L.
Seaberg, 4303 Seventh avenue.
Saturday afternoon the Boys' society
will meet 'with Hugo Lundberg, 154
First Methodist. The Epworth
league will conduct a watch night ser
vice in the church tomorrow evening
at 8. Refreshments will be served
and a social time will follow.
Thursday afternoon at 3 the
Woman's Foreign Mission society will
meet with Mrs. J. T. Noftfier. 830
Prayer service will be held Friday
evening in the church.' ,
First Baptist Wednesday evening
the annual business meeting of the
church will be held in the church.
Friday afternoon at 3 the Woman's
Missionary circle will meet, with Mrs
A. H. Pollard. 722 Eighteenth street.
Mrs. R. G. Summers will be the leader.
Broadway Presbyterian. Wednesday
evening at 7:30 prayer service will be
held in the church followed by a meet
ing of the session.
Friday afternoon at 2:30 the Ladies'
Aid society will meet with Mrs. W
M. Reck. 817 Twenty-third street,
First Swedish Lutheran. The board
iof deacons will meet tomorrow even
ing at the parsonage.
- Services will be held New Year's day
at 10:30. The annual business meet
ing will be held In the afternoon .at 2.
; The Ladies 'Missionary society will
meet Thursday afternoon at 2 at the
home of Mrs. John Mattson,- 612
Fourth avenue. At 8 o'clock the
i Young - People's society will" meet - In
the church. - . .
The choir -will meet for rehearsal
Friday evening. . ; ' : ' '
The .confirmation " class -will meet
Saturday afternoon at .1 o'clock-
Grace Lutheran. There wilH be a
- J watch service at the church, beginning
I at 9 o'clock tomorrow evening. Re-
Hreshnienta will be served "and there
$25.00 to $40.00.
$22.50 to $37.50
. $1.50 to $2.50
. $3.00 to $4.00
will be a program of music and ad
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon with Mrs. J. B. Oak-
leaf. 1011 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Free Methodist Tomorrow evening
there will be a watch night service at
the church on Ninth avenue between
Fifteenth and Sixteenth streers. A
love feast will be held at 9:30.
HAND GROUND IN FEED MILl
John Donnelly of Tampico Victim of
- Bad Accident.
John Donnelly of Tampico was the
victim of a horrible accident riday
afternoon, his right hand and part of
the fore arm being caught in. a feed
grinder, and the flesh horribly torn and
mutilated. Mr. Donnelly was operat
ing the feed grinder and in order to
adjust some of the parts, he placed hi$
hand in tle hopper. The revolving
grinder caught the mitten and drew
the ami into the grinder. The long
groove-like teeth in the revolving
wheel tore and ripped the flesh from
the bones of the fingers, hand and
part of the fore arm, tearing it into
an ugly mass and filling the flesh with
particles of ground corn. The work
was done in an instant, but if the
horses had not been stopped there Is
no doubt but the arm would have been
torn from its' socket.
More Gold from Europe.
This headline has appeared so often
In 1 our papers lately tnat we are all
more or. less familiar with it. Millions
3f dollars in gold have been sent us
from Europe, and while many reasons
have been given for same the one most
generally accepted Is that it was Im
portant as a means or relieving our
money stringency. - If you want Imme
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belching, bloating, or nausea, brough
on by over-eating or imperfect diges
tlon, take Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
t will tone and strengthen the entire
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headache, dyspepsia, indigestion, bij
lousness, female ills, colds and ma
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for a free 'copy of our 1908 illustrated
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Chicken lunch at Joe Parker's New
Year's eve and New Year's day.
Pe KNABE PIANO of today
is the result of seventy-odd
years of devotion to the develop-
ment and perfecting of one thing,
These- threescore years and tea
have been employed in making Hit
Knabe better in each detail of tone,
touch, durability and workmanship.
Three generations of the House of
Knabe have given their whole time,
thought and energy their very
life to the accomplishment of the
ambition to make the Knabe Piano
as near perfection as human skill,
ingenuity and modern methods
could devise. How well they have
succeeded is shown in the New
Models of Grands and Uprights
now - on exhibition in our ware
rooms. You wifl at least be in
terested in seeing and hearing these
superb instruments, and we shall
be pleased to have you caL
Our special piano proposi
tion will enable you to pur
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