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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1908.
LONG FIGHT ENDS
Lester D. Mudge, Prominent
Citizen, Dies of Paralysis.
SUFFERER MANY MONTHS
Was Director of Two Local Banks, and
Vice President of One Funeral
Lester 1). Mudge, a prominent and
beloved citizen and business man of
Kotk Island, passed away at his home,
Vo Seventeenth street, at 11:30 last
night, death being due to paralysis.
The end came after a long suffering
with the affliction, Mr. Mudge having
been ailing for a year and a half, and
having been confined to his home for
several weeks, lie became uncon
scious Thursday, and remained in that
state till the end. recognizing no one.
Tnrough last summer and autumn he
was able to leave his home quite fre
quently, but not without assistance,
the paralysis affecting his arms and
shoulders and permitting only partial
use of them.
4'iiiieetel Midi Hnukx.
Mr. Mudge was prominent in bank
ing circles in the city, holding the
ollice of vice president of the Central
Trust & Savings bank for a number
of years, and being a member of the
board of directors of both the Central
Trust & Savings bank and the Kock
Island National bank, holding these of
fices at the time of his death. He took
a lively interest in public enterprises,
was a patron of legitimate sports, a
stockholder in the Itock Island Base
Removing here from Taylor Ridge
eight years ago last September, after
disposing of his commercial interests
in Taylor Ridge, Mr. Mudge took up
his residence on Twentieth street, and
later purchased his late homo ou Sev
enteenth street. During his eight
years in ;he city he won by his earnest
friendship and genial personality nu
merous friends among both rich and
poor, all of whom ever regarded him
as a respected friend. Through all
the period of his suffering he maintain
ed his pleasing personality and held
up bravely and without complaint till
the last. His death is mourned by all
who ver had occasion to meet him.
He w.-.s an ideal citizen.
Mr. .Mudge was born in Chenango
county, Xew York, April 2S, 1S45, an 1
had he lived two months longer, would
have passed his fi.lrd year. His father.
Edson Mudge, was a prominent Xew
York state farmer, and his mother was
also a native of the state, her maiden
name being Miss Angelinc Burroughs.
His mother came west when he was
11 years old, and settled in Kdgington
Mr. Mudge received his education
in the public schools, and at the age
of 15 began work as a clerk in the
mercantile establishment of Rufus
Walker at Kdgington. He was mar
ried Sept. 10, 1S07, Mrs. Mudge hav
ing been Miss Ella Johnson of Edging
ton. After his marriage he made his
home in Kdgington and conducted a
farm for a time. He again, took up
work as a clerk in R. B. Olmsted's
Reynolds store, tnd in July, 1Sx, pur
chased the store belonging to Mr.
Walker at Taylor Ridge and started
the business i-i partnership with his
brother, Clark', K. Mudge. The firm
handled general merchandise and agri
cultural implements. Mr. Mudge was
also station agent at Taylor Ridge. He
held a number of public offices of Kdg
ington townshy), being a strong demo
crat politically. Ho remained at Tay
lor Ridge for 22 years.
Ho is survived by his wife and one
son, John S. Mudge of this city.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning. Brief services will be held
cemetery at 11 o'clock. A funeral
coach will be attached to the 9:'J0
train of the Rock Island. Rev. II. W.
Reed of this eliy will conduct the ser
vices at the home and at the cemetery.
It is requested by the family that no
flowers be sent.
11. E. Cateel, H. B. Simmon, Mich
ael O'Connor, W. S. Parks; D. S.
Montgomery, and O. L. Bruner will act
as pall bearers
IlankM to He ( loxed.
Both the Rock Island National and
Central Trust and Savings banks will
be closed tomorrow morning till 10
o'clock, out of respect for the former
officer, Samuel Iilythr.
Samuel Wythe died at 10 o'clock
last night at his home, 1212 Third av
enue, from heart trouble, which follow
ed an attack of pneumonia. Mr.
Blythe, who was employed at the
Rock Island Plow shops, caught a cold
while at work last Friday and a severe
case of pneumonia immediately devel
oped. He was a native of Nova
Scotia, Canada, where he was born
March 17. 183S. He went to Boston
at the close of the civil war, and came
to Rock Island 31 years ago. He was
'.wiee married, the second time in this
city. Besides his wife, he is survived
by two brothers, William in Nova Sco
tia, and Owen in Vermont; and a sis
ter Anna at Brooklyn, N. Y.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30
tomorrow at the home and will be
private. Rev. G. H. Sherwood will b:
in charge. Burial will take place a$
USED A KNIFE IN
FIGHT; FACES CHARGE
Encounter on Street Results in
rert of Participant; Cripple
Smashes a Window.
As the result of an encounter be
tween Trephious I)e Smyttier and Gus
Coddensi on Fifth avenue near Eighth
street last night, the former is held to
me granu jury anuer s.joo bond, on a
charge of nss:iu!t With a deadly wea
pon. lie is charged with wielding a
Kiuie m uie iracas. and lniiicting a
slight wound on his antagonist.
Peiry Leonard, a cripple, smashed a
window at Louis Ortell's saloon, and
was arrested for malicious mischief.
He was held uiulr $20 bond to the
grand jury. He is a cripple, having
lost one arm.
Camicl Mor'ier was arrested for
drunkenness, trd was brought before
Magistrate Eliioit on this charge. He
took a change u venue to Justice G
Albert Johnson. He claimed an at
tempt had been made to rob him. He
had $i4. 15 on his person when taken in
charge' hy tn? -police. The case was
dismissed this afternoon.
Anti-Prohibitionists Form O:-
ganizationto Oppose Pres
PRINCIPLES ARE STATED
Hold for Strict Control of Saloons
with Elimination of All Illegal
One Cent Postal Rate.
One cent postal rate on letters is
again being agiiiijed and one of the
high officials of that department do
dares that universal postage at one
cent is sure to come in the near future
The experience of all countries is that
a reduction in rostage increases the
volume of bus'ness so much that, the
loss of revenue is more than made up.
The experience of the thousands of
sickly men and women who have used
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters has al
ways brought the same results im
proved health, perfect, digestion and
steady nerves. Our 54 years' record
of cures should be sufficient to con
vince you of its merit, hut try one
bottle today and test it for your own
satisfaction. It cures dysnensia indi
Igestion, costiveness. colds, grippe, fe
j male ills and malaria.
Skin Disease of 20 Years'
I want you to know how much
Chamberlain's Salve has done for me.
It has cured my face of a skin disease
of almost 20 years' standing. I have
been treated by several as smart phy
sicians as we have in this country and
thev did me no good, but two boxes
at the home at 8:15, after which the ' ot this salve have cured me. Mrs. Fan.
body will no taken to Reynolds and ! nie Griffin, Troy, Ala. Chamberlain's
burial will take place at the Reynolds Salve is for sale by all druggists.
Ask your doctor to tell you, honestly and
frankly just what he thinks of Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral. Then do as he says.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Often a single dose of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral at
bedtime will completely control the night coughs
of children. It is a strong medicine, a doctor's
medicine, entirely free frpm alcohol. Made only
for diseases of the throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs.
Full formula on each label.
Free from Alcohol
J. C. AYER CO., Manufacturing Chemists, Lowell, Mass.
The Anti-Prohibition League of Rock
Island County was formally organized
at a meeting of citizens of Rack Is
land, Moline and the rural districts of
the county heM last evening at the
Harper house. Officers having been
elected at a previous meeting. last
night the declaration of principles arid
a constitution vere adopted, which set
forth the aims of the new organization.
An active campcigu for membership
will be conducted in the next few
weeks for the purpose of defeating the
local option or. the prohibition movement
The new organization will have Us
permanent headquarters at the Har
per house, from which its campaign
will be conducted. The organization
meets every Monday evening. Mem
bership cards an? now in circulation.
Following is an outline of the pre?
amble and declaration of principles:
"In view of tne present agitation to
make this locality anti-saloon terri
tory, thereby enforcing absolute pro
hibition upon the people of the same,
we feel it incumbent upon us to ex
press our views concerning this move
"We feel that the question of en
forcing prohibition and abolishing the
liquor traffic enrirely, is one of most
vital importance to the people and
government of this country, and must
be dealt with courageously, and at the
same time, in the spirit of fairness.
free from prejudice and passion.
"As citizens of the county of Rock
Island, including the prosperous and
progressive cities of Rock Island and
Moline, where .ill our interests are lo
cated, and where our homes are, and
to the up-building of which we have
proportionately contributed, we have
its interest, welfare, and advancement
as much at heart, and have as much at
stake as our opponents.
Meniicv to HuMlneNM.
"Accordingly we submit to the calm
judgment of our fellow citizens, with
abiding faith m their common sense All the
and their desire to do what is manly ARGUS.
5nd fair to all, that the present pro
hibition agitation is
"A menace to business interests:
"A blow aimed1 "at the growth and ad
vancement of this whole locality;
"An attack upon the liberty of the jn-
"A misdirected effort to correct
abuse which the laws heretofore exist
mg are ample tc correct, if they are
"We condemn this agitation as det
rimentai and ruinous, the more so. us
e are convinced that it will not and
cannot, have the salutary results which
re expected from it by its promoters
lustified -by former experience, and by
our observation of the practical opcra-
ion of prohibitory laws and votes, it.
s our opinion that prohibition does not
rohibit, that prohibition does not
mean temperance, and that, said laws
Jo not-accomplish the end sought, to
bo obtained; thut on the contrary they
induce greater intemiverance, and that
they needlessly abridge the uersonal
wishes, rights and liberties of many.
ngendering hatred and resentment;
hat they foster a general disregard for
law. and make law-breakers of nianv
who are otherwise law abiding; that
they furnish precedent for further in
fringing upon the wishes, rights and
liberties of the people, respecting an-
petite, apparel, worship and recreation
the whole a situation greatly to be
deplored, to be viewed with alarm.
anu wnicn snoaiti interest ana con
cern every go-id citizen.
"With the experience of many years
before us of oth-r cities and states we
believe that prohibition is a deterrent
to advancement, that it depreciates
and even dest-ovs property values and
increases taxation, that it takes from
the community the revenue derived
from the liquor business, drives away
many citizens, and deters others from
locating, throws many out of employ
ment, and discourages investments by
increasing ordinary timidity of capital.
Accordingly we believe that the so-
lution'of the great problem is to be
had in wise legislation, looking not to
the prohibition, tut to the proper regu
lation of the liquor business, and that
the constant fear that at any moment
a business, established and built up un
der existing laws may be destroved
and the accumulation of long years be
dissipated, should be permanently re
moved from thot-e engaged in such
A Declaration of Prlnclplrn.
"In conformity with these views we
make tne following declaration of
"Saloons bein. public of general re
sort, should he under strict control
supervision and regulation, and we fa
vor such and insist that all immoral
and illegal accessories of the saloon
business should be absolutely divorced
"We do not believe that a majority
of men, no matter how great, have the
moral right to force upon a minority
such legislation as will result in op
pressior and tyranny, and in the de-
"We believe in the greatest personal
liberty consistent with public good,
and that the public good does not and
should not require men to sacrifice
their individuality, or their business
and property interests through restrict
ive governmental process.
"We believe that 'life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness. as declared
by the founders of our national govern
ment, belong Dy right to all our people,
and that upon the maintaining of our
civil, religious and political liberties
rests the future security, progress and,
prosperity of the government.
"We believe that true liberty con
sists in the privilege of enjoying one's
own rights, lot in the destruction of
the rights of others.
"We believe that 'equal and exact
justice to all. special privileges to
none,' should be the basis of all law
enactments, and their application.
"Believing that benefits from the ap
plication of th principles herein de
fined, can he more readily obtained
and retained through wise and conser
vative legislation, where such legisla
tion is now lacking, we hereby pledge
our support to measures and men that
sustain such principles, and we call
upon all citizens who have at ffart
the future welfare, happiness, growth
and prosperity of this community, to
jcin with us in this pledge, and to dis
countenance ".his prohibitory movement.
For the purpose carrying into effect
the principles above set forth a consti
tution is adop'ed which fixes the name
as the Anti-Prohibition League of Rock
Island County, and prescribes that any
voter of Rock Island county of good
character may be a member. Among
the standing committees authorized
are one on publicity, one on law and
another on promotion, the duty of the
List named being to extend the work.
IS UNIQUE STORE
Spsrry & Hutchinson Roorrs
Are Filled with Merchan
d'seto bs Given Away
Harry M. M-Caskriu returned last
evening from a moniii s commneu
pleasure and business trip to the Pa
cific coast and the south.
II. Chandler Egan of Chicago, the
golf champion, was in the city yester
day. Mr. Ega.i. who has at one time
or another won nearly every golf hon
or onen to amateurs, will without
doubt be a competitor in the tourna
ment, of the Western association at
Rock Island arsenal next .July.
Cosmetics injure the complexion.
The highest types of complexion beau
ty comes through the blood. Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea makes rich
red blood, gives you that clear, healthy
complexion, which will wash but not
rub off. 35 ccntsftea or tablets.
Harper House pharmacy.
ySMbN EM BL0550M
N EXCHANGE FOR STAMPS,
Advent of Company to Three Cities is
Welcomed by Citizens Business
of Large Importance.
news all the time THE
"It is too large for the average per
son to have, any conception oi, was f
the response of a representative of
the Sperry & Hutchinson company,
when asked as to the amount of busi
ness represented by the green trading
stamps turned into the company's 257
American stores in a year. What the
trading stamp business amounts to is
indicated by the fact that the Sperry
& Hutchinson company, which has op
ened store rooms in the new Safety
Deposit company building on Eigh
teenth street and Third avenue, annu
ally turns over stock amounting to
Not II Xrw
The trading stamp is not a new idea.
In fact the Sperry & Hutchinson com
pany has been doing "business inr
about 20 years. After conquering the
cast with the idea, the company ex
tended its field of operations to the
western part of the country, and it
now has a chain of stores extending
from coast to coast and located in 257
of the most prosperous cities of the
country. The company is now capi-
ialized at $1,000,000.
The company is permanently locat
ed here. It has' a three year lease on
its quarters in the Safety building, and
The company has a suite of three 3
store rooms. The business here forj
i ne present is in me nanus oi a. ..
Dillnian, western manager, and J. D.
Davis, advertising representative.
Is u He vein Ion.
The company has invited public in
spection of its store rooms, and people t
call there at all hours of the day to
examine the articles which the com
pany offers as premiums to redeem the
green trading stamps which are is
sued by the merchants who have con
tracts with it. One of the purposes
in making a special effort to induce
the ladies to visit the rooms was to
di.-cl the idea of cheapness or triv
iality which is often associated with
the words "premium" or "trading
stamp." Merely to look at the stock
which is on display iu the Sperry & i
Hutchinson rooms completely dispels
c . i 3 . ...... i. i j r a i
iroin uie niiuu any ouuu itieu, nil uie i
place is stocked with a display of fine
furniture" house ftffh'ish'ihg,s,'" glass
ware, silverware and everything need
ed to furnish as One a home as any
in Rock Island.
Heniiliful nml Vxpful.
Tho finsror of time rests Ilfhrw-
face of the woman who earlv in 7if, h..
pins the use pt ALMOND BLOSSOM COM-
.'LtAiu.v I'ttr.AM. koiis Dack tho years from
the fare of the woman whore time haa alroadv
set his mark. Madame Yals herself i n
living- witness" of the youth-retaininB mertts of
this tru.y wonderful skin food. Any woman can flnrt
the ferret of her
"niSW I'l.KXION CRKAM. 0NTo0r
Madame Tale says:
"A llttlp of the cream should be applied every time the
face 13 washed. It removes the diist. soot, prime, smut
and smudge from the interstices of the skin and makes
tne Furiace smootn as velvet." An exquisite, natural
boautlfier thrit cleanses, soften3. purifies and whitens
tho skin and hy self massare removes wrinkles and
rrow s-ieet ana restores contour. Protects the skin
from cuttinn winds, prevents and cures abnormal red-
nes- of the nose or face, also chappins. chafing.
ivm ouiva, ioi;i unsters anu ait skin irritations.
The proa test
for burns: takes
re out quickly.
Regular large $I.C0 aue,
fas the SOceUe
Ask for a free
copy of lima.
given away free
at our Toilet
Goods Dept. Mailed
free to those living;
out of town. Write
for a copy.
CiOCCCOCCCiQeCCCOCGQQOCOQOQO DOGOOGOOOGOGOCKCXXrOOOCrOOOO i
There is no difference, between Q
routing money ami in routing a Ss
house, u farm, or a carri.-iRO. You pay $5
your house rent, or your farm rent, or O
you iay your liveryman for the use ot
his property, ami think nothing of it, O
asul many people thinK it's a great Q
thing to be able to rent money in the A
same -way. Do you get the itlea? It's Q
a business proposition, pure and simple. Q
If you need some money to help you
.out of a temporary embarrassment,
come in and see us and let us tell you
haw much rent we eliarge for the use
of our money. AVe'll treat you right,
anl the priee will be riglil. too, or you
won't have to take the money.
Your furniture, piano, horses, wagons,
fixtures and other personal property
wiil he security for the money we rent
you. and they are lert In your posses
sion. Uepuy us a small sum weekly or
monthly and you'll have the loan re
paid. A fair, square d'-ol willi a relia
!)! concern anil at the best rates ?nd
most liberal terms in the city. Private,
too, and quick. Call, write or phone us.
friegds across the
river. We have
always given you
the very best of
goods and con
tinue to. Many
customers cling to
the old firm and
cross the river to
207 W. 2d Street,
MITt I.YNDK BLOCK,
illooni 3H. Hock Island. '
Olliee hoar. S n. in. tn t p. in- and
Saturday cevninK". Telephone metttSU;
new telephone OOl 1.
The stock is a happy combination of
the beautiful and the useful. The peo
ple of taste who visited the new dis
play found there a harmonious ar
rangement of materials and colors, and
the merely useful was not allowed to
dominate over the artistic. On the
other hand, those who sought the prac
tical, found in the goods displayed for
their inspection an intrinsic value aris
ing from quality and make that in
spired what is the real aim in all bus
inr . the wish to acquire that which
. . 1 a 1 ..:..
js ie veteran iiieiiiiam lias Maui.
"If would experience a thrill of
eiiuiR leasure ana enthusiasm, visit
these rs. On the walls hang
choice pi res, the work of those who
are skilled in depictions of nature's
finest moods; handsome and luxurious
furnishings are placed attractively, ar
ticles of furniture for the office or the
home, fine cut glass, bright and mas
sive silverware, Italian marbles, and
fancy and ornamental articles (if rich
est description draw the attention
gradually from one valuable object to
another with that indefinable attrac
tion which is the soul of the artistic
no matter in what line displayed.
In ltedeominB Sfninpti.
The Sperry & Hutchinson company
docs not enter into competition with
any merchant of the city. It merely
cooperates with the merchants, sell
ing the business men the tradin
stamps, and redeeming these stamps
when they are presented by the cus
tomers of the merchants.
All callers at the display rooms are
given a stamp book, withfull instruc
tions at to their collection and re
demption. The store has many callers
daily, some going there to examine the
stock through a delight in merely
looking at fine furniture, .pictures, sil
verware, cut glass, and the like, and
others for the purpose of being in
formed as to the company's plan of
Helps the Merchant".
A number of merchants have already
entered into contracts with the S. &
H. company, and are distributing the
green trading stamps with their goods
The giving of trading stamps, it i
claimed, will help the merchant in in
creased cash sates, and will prove as
well a benefit to the customer, because
of the probability of securing premi
urns of value for the stamps. Already
the merchants who have Issued the
stamps are finding the results gratify
ing, and the customers of the stores
are enthusiastic over the establish
mcijt of the premium rooms here.
The Sperry & Hutchinson company
promises to be a valuable addition to
the city's commercial life, and its com
ing has been wtlcomedr It was at
tracted here by the possibilities of the
business in the three citiis. and the
evident progress of the community.
The central location of the three cit
ies, the magnitude of its business ml
merchandising enterprises, and he
readiness of local merchants to take
up the trading stamp proposition, were
influences in bringing the branch store
of the S. & H. company to the city.
The Sperry & Hutchinson company
tock. being purchased as it is direct
froin, the manufacturers and imported
from foreign countries direct by the
company, is as line as may be purcha
ed in any store in the country
company operates not alone
United States, but in South America,
Germany. Australia, and other coun
Bert Barber of Elton, "Wis., says:
"I have only taken four doses of your
Kidney and Bladder pills and they
have done more for me than any oth
er medicine has ever done." Mr. Bar
ber refers to DeWitt's Kidney and
Biadder pills. They are sold by all
Neglected Colds Threaten Life.
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
' 'Don"t trifle with a cold,' is good
advice for prudent men and women.
It may be vital in the case of a child.
Proper food, good ventilation, and dry,
warm clothing are the proper safe
guards against colds. If they are main-
ained through the changeable weather
of autumn, winter and spring, the
chances of a surprise from ordinary
colds will be slight. But the ordiuary
ight cold will become severe if neg
lected, and a well established ripe
cold is to the germs of diphtheria what
honey is to the bee. The greatest
menace to child life at this season of
the year is the neglected cold."
Whether it is a child or adult, th cold
slight or severe, the very best treat
ment that can be adopted is to give
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It is
safe- and sure. The great popularity
and immense sale cf this preparation
has been attained by its remarkable
cures of this ailment A cold never
results in pneumonia when it Is given.
For sale by all druggists.
news all the time THE
17X17 2- AVI
There is an element in our
store that has paved the way to
whatever success we are able to
acclaim business truth. We
- make no lavish display of it,
yet it is the integral part of ev
And it's a glorious reflection
to ts that in our advertising and
behind the counter there's never
been a deviation from this poli
cy. The pursuit of such a store
and the avoidance of the other
kind is well worth careful study.
1707 8 AVI '
Rock Island. I iu
A Confidential Talk
With me may save your teeth; and
Vlt Don't Hurt a Bit."
1715 Second Avenue.