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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1908.
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
Employe Robbed Houss. Ray Ma
her, who has been employed by Mrs.
W. W. Hovey. Co:$ West Sixteenth
stree, Davenport, robbed the house of
all the available jewelry that he could
find Wednesday evening about u
o'clock while he was alone in the
house. He was bound over to the
grand jury by Magistrate Roddewig
under bonds of $."D(. Maher confessed
to being guilty of the work when, he
was confronted by all the jewelry
which belonged to Mrs. llovey and
which the police had located shortly
after Maher disposed of it. All but
the gold watch has been recovered.
Among the articles which the police
say he took are five pins, one of which
was set with diamonds, three brace
lets and the lady's watch. Night Cap
tain Plielan and Sheriff Eekhardt ar
rested Maher on Third and Harrison
streets Wednesday evening.
Injured; Sues for $50,000. Attorney
M. V. Gannon, on behalf of T. X. Ash
craft, has begun proceedings -against
the Davenport Ix)comotive works by
the serving of the original notice in a
$50,000 damage suit. It is stated that
Nov. 10, 190". while in the employ of
the Locomotive works. Mr. Ashcraft
was permanently injured and is today
left helpless with a wife and five chil
dren dependent, upon him for support.
Mr. Ashcraft, who is "2 years of age.
states at the time of the accident he
was engaged in assisting in the un
loading of a largo number of heavy
sheets of iron from a car. He was
assigned to the task of guiding the
crane used in the unloading and while
so encased the hook on the crane
gave way and allowed one of the
heavy pieces nf iron to fall upon him.
His right leg and foot were badly
crushed requiring the removal of
much of the bone and flesh, which has
left the limb in a permanently crip
Boys Bound Over. Bernard Connel
ly, William Bailey and Charles Ha-
mann, the three, boys who are charged
with robbing O. G. Murray's grocery
store on Eighth and LeClaire streets.
were bound over to the grand jury by
Magistrate Louis E. Roddewig under
$200 bonds on the charge of breaking
and entering. At the preliminary
hearing the three boys entered pleas
of guilty to the charge and instead of
only one of them telling the story, all
three were ready to open their hearts
and make the facts known. By enter
ing pleas of guilty and expressing a
desire for immediate trial they waived
examination and were held to the
grand jury. The boys stated they had
planned the robbery in one of the
down town pool halls and went to the
store with the intention of breaking
in. They have been committed to jail.
Colored Man Drops Dead. Edmund
Moreland, an elderly colored man,
about 65 years of age, who has been
boarding with Eugene Green, 310
West Fifth street, dropped dead in the
back yard at this number yesterday
afternoon, supposedly from heart
Bakers Close Meeting. The fifth an
nual convention of the Master Bakers'
association of Iowa closed yesterday.
A contest between Sioux City, Des
Moines. Council Bluffs and Waterloo
for the 1909 meeting resulted in the
selection of the last named city. Offi
cers were elected as follows: Presi
dent. M. J. Mulgrew, Dubuque; secre
tary and treasurer, W. H. Langless,
Mesdames D. E. Scott and Ephraim
Ropp spent Friday in Rock Island.
Revival services closed Tuesday
night at the Methodist church owing
to sickness in town.
A number of people are still under
the doctors' care with severe colds
and the grip.
Mesdames Bert and Charlie Byam
of Erie spent Monday with Mrs. Justin
Mrs. A. B. Huston accompanied her
sister to her home in Roseville Mon
Bert Golden is here on a visit with
John Winterfeldt is confined to his
home with an attack of scarlet fever.
Willie Reavels and i-iouis Hauberg
were also quite sick, but not with the
John Benjamin's sick child is out
Ed Adrian of Port Byron was a bus
iness visitor in town Monday.
Dr. Morgan of Moline was called
Monday in consultation with Dr.
Bruner of Port Byron over the case
of Victor Thornblown, who has decay
of the bone In one of his legs caused
by an old bruise an(T"sprain.
Mrs. Eider Vanderburg died Sunday
morning at her home near Joslin as a
result of her fall down stairs last Mon- j
day. She was unconscious from the
time, of the fall until death claimed
her.' She 'was over 70 years of age.
The funeral services were held at the
church in Joslin, Rev. Mr. Kerr having
charge of the services. Burial took
place in the Zuma cemetery.
Invitations are out for a valentine
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
L. Markee Friday night.
Byrle Simpson visited over Sunday
with his sister, Mrs. Blanche Kramer,
at her home in Rock Island.
Ed McEniry of Moline was in Hills
dale Monday buying draft horses. .
Mrs. Fitzgibbon and son James of
Moline are visiting at the home of Mrs.
Old Celine, the big gray horse of
John Butzer, broke through the ice
Monday and it was about an hour be
fore the men succeeded in pulling it
out of the river.
Gus Suhl purchased a team of horses
last week from William Donohoo.
The last number of the lecture
course will be given Saturday evening
Feb. 22 by Chaplain Varney.
The Woodmen are organizing a drill
team in the Hillsdale lodge. Jakie
Simkin is drilling them in the work.
Herman Peters of Colorado Springs
is back on a business visit.
Mrs. Ada Holmes left Wednesday
mornine for Urbana. 111., to make a
two week's visit with her mother.
Mrs. Edna Liphardt and Mrs. Mabel
Mahlstedt spent Wednesday in Hills
dale with Mrs. Lucy Ashdown.
Gene Sheppard of Watertown was a
Hillsdale visitor Wednesday.
When you buy loose coffee
from a peddler, you don't Know
what you are getting, and he
doesn't know what he is selling.
When you buy any Arbuckle Certified Coliec
you have the certificate ol this old and reliable
house that the coliee is exactly $s described on
the wrapper, and is grown in the country stated.
THE POPULAR PRICED
Grocery and Meat Market
On Seventeenth street and Fourth avenue (Maucker building), has
made a great hit. Good meat at reasonable prices is certainly what
the people want, as is evidenced by the way trade is increasing daily.
ELECTION OFSILVIS CHURCH
Methodists Select Trustees, Stewards
and Other Officers.
The First Methodist church of Silvis,
of which Rev. E. W. Thompson is pas
tor, last evening at a meeting at Cox's
hall elected the following trustees: J
.1. Leekley, Dr. A. C. Hanson, J. M
Kemball, Henry Eiercks and Will Cor-
bin. The following stewards were
also elected: Mrs. M. S. Hill. Mrs. F.
.1. Ball, Professor J. Lowe, B. I. Falk
ner, J. Wilson and Mrs. A. Stevens
Mrs. J. J. Leekley was elected or
presiding wider w . H. wney was
present and conducted quartely con
ference. The services next Sunday
will be held in the evening at 7.
Have Plenty of Work. The man
agement of the railro d shops at Silvis
is contemplating the rebuilding of CG
engines this month, a greater number
than was rebuilt a month ago. There
are plenty of engines to be repaired,
and while rumors are current that the
shops will again shut down, it is given
out at. the superintendent's office that
the shops will be kept in operation and
perhaps there will be an increase in
force, if any changes are made at all.
Tomorrow will be the regular monthly
pay day for the employes and the pay
roll will amount to more than $52,000.
This sum will be divided into $12,000
for the men employed in the motive
department and the remainder for the
Fall May Be Serious. Jack Hill, an
old soldier, is at the city hospital in
graye danger of death as the result of
injuries sustained in two falls. Hill
attempted to climb a stairway at 1222V2
Third avenue Wednesday afternoon
while under the influence of liquor,
and he pitched backward when near the
top of the flight. When aid reached
him he was unconscious.
Pheasants Released Here. Six pairs
of Hungarian partridges from the state
game preserve near Springfield were
released on the arsenal island yester
day with a view to the propagation of
this species of bird hereabout. ' The
12 birds were sent in groups of two
pairs each to Mayor Olson, Attorney L.
M. Magill, and li. W. Thompson, great
sachem of the Red Men of Illinois, by
J. A. Wheeler, state same commission
er. In the letter extending the birds
to the local men Mr. Wheeler urges
that the partridges be examined care
fully before they were released so
that it will be possible to prosecute
any hunters who may kill them out of
season. The birds are about twice
the size of the quail and are much
hardier and will thrive where a quail
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Food for thought
Food for work
Food for brain
The most nourishing of all wheat foods.
In dust tight,
moisture proof packages.
Neper sold in bulk.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
for Elgin and will remain in that city
for a time.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Bryan entertained
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bryan of Wake
O. A. Hoffstetter and family have
moved from the Clark property to the
A business meeting of the Ladies'
Aid society will be held Thursday at
the home of Mrs. Maniel Smith.
Note the Prices:
Best rib roasts, per lb., 2yc
Shoulder and pot roasts,
per lb 10c
Sirloin steak, per lb 120
Best porterhouse steak,
per lb 12',4c
Round steaks, per lb 12'2C
Shoulder steaks, per' lb. ; . 10c
Boiling meat, per lb 6c
Hamburger, per lb 10o
Pork shoulder roasts,
per lb .. 8c
Pork ham roasts, per lb 10c
Pork loin roasts, per lb... 10c
Pork steak of all kinds,
per lb 10c
Sausage, per lb 10c
Kettle rendered lard 10c
Santa Claus soap, 8 bars
Rock Island soap, 10 bars
Sugar, 20 lbs. for $1.00
Yeast foam, 3 pkgs. for.... 10c
Flour, every sack guaran
teed, per sack $1.55
Corn meal, per sack 18c
Cranberries, per quart .... 10c
Potatoes, per bushel 75c
Best crackers, 2 lbs. for... 15c
Tomatoes, per can 10c
Peas, per can 10c
Corn, 4 cans for , 25c
Prunes, per lb 5c
Home made sauer kraut,'
per quart . . . . 5c
Salt herring, per dozen 25c
All telephone orders will be promptly filled and delivered by com
W. C. MAUCKER, Prop.
A PRETTY HAT
Will never make a pretty face.
Pretty teeth always do.
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
. 1715 Second Avenu.
Macaulay's Almost. Superhuman Gift
For Absorbing Literature.
Here is an interesting list of the vol
umes read by Lord Maeaulay in a pe
riod of thirteen .months,, during which
time he was also busied with his olS
cial duties as one of the members of
the supreme council of India. "I hav
read ..ISschylus twice," he writes a
friend; "Sophocles twice, Euripides
once, Pindar twice, Calliraachus, Ap
pollonius Rhodius, Quintus Calaber,
Theocritus twice. Herodotus, Thucydl
des, almost all Xenophou's works, al
most all Plato, Aristotle's 'Polities' and
a good deal of his 'Organon,' besides
dipping elsewhere in him; the yvhole of
'Plutarch's Lives,' about half of Lu
cian, two or three books of Atbenaeus,
riautus twice, Terence twice, Lucre
tius twice, Catullus, Tibullus, Troper
tius, Lucan, Statius, Silius, Italicus,
Livy, Velleius Taterculus, Sallust, Cae
sar and lastly Cicero. I have indeed a
little Cicero left, but I shall finish him
in a few days. I am now deep in Aris
tophanes and Lucian."
Manifestly Maeaulay had an almost
superhuman gift for reading. Trevel
ynn said of him: "Macaulay's extraor
dinary faculty of assimilating printed
matter at first sight remained the same
through life. To the end he read books
faster than other people skimmed
them and skimmed them as fast as
any one else would turn the leaves.
And this speed was not in bis case ob
tained at the expense of accuracy."
Balzac's ability to take In at a glance
half a dozen or more lines of a page Is
a well known incident of literature,
and the Frenchman got all the mean
ings and the shades of meaning from
the page. Balzac was not a systematic
reader and boasted that he never read
I a book through. But he, too, had the
I power of "assimilating printed mat-1
j ter." M. Brunetiere says that Balzac's j
I capacity for absorbing knowledge as :
well as learning is not to be judged at
all by the standards of ordinary men.
I The same principle incidentally Is the
. sufficient answer to those who doubt
that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare
j because there is proof that he was
never a student. !
Doubtless these who have been men- j
tloned were exceptional readers, or, ;
rather, devourers of books. But their '
example is interesting not because It
is exceptional, but for the reason that
Industry in reading is really not ex
ceptional. The bibliographers attach
ing to meritorious works of h!story at
test stupendous research stupendous
to the man who is content to merely
"do" the magazines. The learned per
son , who occasionally advises that a
reading of Shakespeare and the Bible
"Is enough" has doubtless himself
Even a cursory survey of the subject
convinces that reading and Its amount
depend upon one's temperament and
habit and has nothing whatever to d
with time. Kansas City Star.
Obituary Record. Mrs. Margaret M.
Foss, widow of the late Henry Foss,
died suddenly yesterday at her home,
1140 Fifth avenue. Death was due to
apoplexy. Up till Wednesday evening
Mrs. Foss was apparently in the best
of health and had been out walking
during the morning. In the evening
she was suddenly taken ill and through
the night continued to grow worse.
She was one of the oldest inhabitants
of this city, having spent 50 years of
her life here. She was born in Hol
stein. Germany, Feb. S, 1S23, and was
married there to Mr. Foss. She was
the mother of 11 children, but all have
preceded her to the grave. Only two
grandchildren survive, Raymond and
Herbert Foss of Keota, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Henl'ne enter
tained a company of friends from Rock
Island at their home Sunday after
noon and evening. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. George Baumbach
and son DeForrest, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Schenebicker and son Harold, Mr.
and Mrs. L. Gieseker and daughters
Ruth and Loietta and Mrs. Hamerick
and daughter Anna.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B .Underwood and
family entertained Mr. and Mrs. Otis
Eitman from the county seat Sunday.
Miss Elzina Smith was among the
Rock Island visitors Saturday.
Mrs. M. J. Sikes has been in feeble
health for several days.
Miss Alice Vogel left a few' days ago
Every man is likely, at some ti
C. A. Samuels'on, John Swanson,
Frank Lawson and Tom Blenkensopp
were at Aledo on business Tuesday.
Mrs. Bosold returned to her home
at Graettinger. Iowa. Monday, after
being here two weeks, having been
called here by the death and funeral
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Gurney Farrow and nephew re
turned home Friday after a three
weeks' visit with relatives and friends
at St. Louis. Moline. and Rock Island.
The people in the vicinity of Sher
rard are building a tabernacle in
which to hold a series of meetings for
five or six weeks.
Matt I.iOgan returned home Monday
from Davenport, where he had been
to see his daughter Mary, who is very
William Olden is seriously ill at the
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stevens return
ed home Tuesday after four days' visit
in Chicago and Rock Island.
John Bell of Fairbury, Neb., Samuel
Bell of Salt Lake City, Thomas Miller
of Topeka, Kan., John Miller of St
Joseph, Mo., and Mr. Herrington of
Kansas, and two Hillis boys from
Galesburg, 111., were all in Cable to
attend the funeral of Andrew Miller.
Mrs. William Stevenson returned to
jher home in Osco Saturday after a
four days stay with her sister, Mrs.
Quite a number attended the fu
neral of Andrew Miller in Cable last
WTilliam Angus moved to Iowa this
week and Mrs. bophia Wungler of Ca
ble has moved in the house that he
, Miss Belle Stevens returned home
Tuesday after three months in the
hospital at Elgin, 111.
old United Brethren parsonage last
week, now owned by Marian Waiker.
He will cultivate Mr. Walker's land
for him this year.
William Cox and daughter attended
he funeral of Jake Smith at the -First
Methodist church, Moline last Sunday.
Mr. Smith was an uncle of Mrs. Cox.
Mrs. Pandy Shafer is quite ill with
spinal trouble. A trained nurse has
been in attendance since Saturday.
Thursday evening at the home of
the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
James Walker of Zuma, took place
the marriage of their daughter, Sarah,
to Holly Girth of Hillsdale, the cere
mony being performed by Rev. Mr.
Kerr of Joslin. The wedding was at
tended by only the immediate families
and Miss Grace David, niece of the
bride, and Miss Ruth Girth, sister of
Sylvester Daily, Frank Bayaid and
J. E. Donahoo finished packing ice
Ed Wainwrighl is collecting taxes
at the Port Byron State bank every
The Zuma Aid society served lunch
at the sales of Percy Cox last Tues
day and Mrs. Minne Vainwright on
Thursday. A neat sum was cleared.
Mrs. Elizabeth Vanderburg, wife of
Eder Vanderburg, died from the ef
fects of a fall she sustained a week
ago. Elizabeth Ransford was born in
Terre' Haute, Ind., Feb. 24. 1831. She
was married to Matthew Miller in ISfil.
Mr. Miller enlisted in the army and in
1SG5 wa brought home , sick from
Memphis. He lived until March 18.
1SCG. In 1870 she was married to
Eder Vanderburg who survives. She
was a member of the United Brethren
church at Joslin where the funeral
was held at 1 o'clock Tuesday after
noon. Rev. Mr. Kerr conducting the
services. Interment took place at
What to Do When Bilious.
The right thing to do Tvhen you feel
bilious is to take a dose of Chamber
Iain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They will cleanse the stomach and
regulate the liver and bowels. Try it.
Price, 2." cents. Samples free at all
as in the West
Cooper's Theories Are Being Rapidly Ac
cepted by Eastern People.
Miss Maude Clark.npf Reynolds vis-
to be called to fill a position of jitc1 her. friend, Miss Maude Swartout,
trust requiring a bond.
You may be appointed guardian of
a minor, or executor of a will or
administrator of an estate ; you may
be elected to public office, or
chosen treasurer of some organiza
tion; you may be offered a fiduciary
position with a bank, you may wish
to guarantee a contract, or you may
Rive an occuoation or
Miss Emily Boyle delightfully euter
lained a company of friends Thursday
evening of last week at her home in
honor of Miss Stella Wolfe of Chicago.
A peanut contest was one feature of
entertainment, the prize being award
ed to Miss LiIli-3 Marsh. Dainty re
freshments were served.
The Junior class of the Sunday
license bond in all these circum- j sch001 wU1 give a val?ntine sociable
stances, and many others we wil Frida' night of this week at the home
act as your surety. i
of William Whisman.
A . . V. n i 1 . . A
i . . , j iiuuiuci ui me juuug people at-
Betngthe largest Company m the tended a coasting party at the home
.of Miss Ruih Wait in Reynolds Sat-
Mrs. A. Kendal was III the last of
news all the time THE
world whose business is restricted I
to furnishing Suretyship Bond?, we
'can give you an absolute guaran
tee, and save you from annoying
obligations. Apply to
of I2ew York
Capital and 8urplu 4,800.000
Lndolph A Reynold, Attjn Bu
ord block, Rock Island. John A.
Goodmanaon, Agent, 1423 Fifth
Ave., Moline, 1U. J. D. A J. V.
Oakleaf, attorney, Moline, I1L
L. T. Cooper, whose theory
the human stomach is the cause of
most ill health and who created a
furore in Chicago, St. Louis and other
western cities, is meeting with the
same remarkable success with his
medicine throughout the east. Cooper
has convinced an immense number of
lccple that, his theory is sound and
his medicine will do what he claims.
Perhaps the most interesting fea
tures of the discussion this young
man is causing are the statements
made by responsible people who have
taken his medicine and have become
enthusiastic converts to his beliefs.
Among statements of this charac
ter, the following by Mr. August
Wittmer, 1049 Rockwell Court, Chi
cago, is characteristic of the wide
spread faith in Cooper, which) has
grown up in a comparatively short
time. Mr. Wittmer says: "I wouldn't
take $1,000 and be In the condition I
was three weeks ago. I was practi
cally an invalid for 14 years and
think I had about all of the dis
eases known. My stomach was weak.
that i and at times I would
have an enor
mous appetite, and then again none
at all. Pie and cake made me sick,
and I almost always had a sickening
feeling in my stomach. I was ner
vous, and for weeks at a time could
not sleep, and then again could sleep
18 hours at a stretch. Sleep however,
seemed to do me no good, and I would
awake tired and more exhausted than
when I went to bed.
"I was constipated, had pains in
my back, and flutterings and pains
in my heart. I was unable to work
with any regularity and took no in
terest in anything. I tried all kinds
of medicines and doctors, but none
benefited me. I had no energy and
no ambition, and had about concluded
to give up when the Cooper medicine
was recommended. Thanks to it. my
health seems completely restored and
I feel like a new man."
Cooper medicines have created the
greatest sensation of anything of the
kind ever before introduced.
We sell them, and will be glad to ex
plain the nature of them to our callers.
Harper House Pharmacy.
III lylJkL INHERITANCE
OF DISEASE AND SUFFERING
No truth is more forcibly manifested in physical life than the old saying
like begets like ;" for just as the offspring of healthy ancestry are blessed
with pure, rich blood, insuring health and strength, so the children of blood
tainted parentage inherit a polluted circulation to burden their existence
with dispnse and sufferinc. Swollen odands about the neck, brittle bones.
Miss Stella Wolfe returned to heri eafc eyes, pale, waxy complexions, running sores and ulcers and general
nome in jnicago saiuraay after a
week's visit with her sister. Miss Rosa.
Miss Rosa accompanied her to Rock
The revival meetings at Rose
closed Saturday evening.
Mrs. Dow has been having an attack
of the grip, but it. somewhat better.
James Walker was under the rare
of the doctor last week, but is now
able to be iround. ,
The trustees of Zuma Methodist
church met at the church TSaturday
afternoon and hired Ed Wainwrieht
janitor for the ensuing year.
1 Clarence Johnson moved into the
poor health, are the usual wavs in which Scrofula is manifested. In some
cases the blood is so filled with the scrofulous germs and tubercular matter
that from birth life is made miserable with suffering. Others who inherit
the disease succeed in holding the trouble in check during young, vigorous
life, but when the system has begun to weaken and lose its natural vitality,
and especially after a spell of sickness, the ravages of the disease will com
mence, and in a great many cases terminate in Consumption. S. S. S. is the
very best treatment for Scrofula. It renovates the entire circulation and
drives out the scrofulous and tubercular
deposits. S. S. S. is the greatest of all blood
purifiers, and it not only goes to the very
bottom of the trouble and removes the cause
and cures the disease, but it supplies the
weak, anaemic blood with the healthful
TJroDerties it is in need of. S. S. S. is made
entirely of healing, cleansing roots, herbs
and barks, and is an absolutely safe remedy for young or old. Book on
the blood and any medical advice about Scrofula eiven free of charge.
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