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THE AltGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1908.
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
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8tock Yards at Nahant. A party of
officials of the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railroad came to Daven
port Saturday in a special car - and
spent the greater part of the day look
, Ing over- affairs in Davenport and vi
cinity. The Milwaukee is planning to
erect a large .stock yard at Nahant,
and the district carpenters together
with the division officials spent some
time looking over ' the ground at the
yards west of Davenport.
Got Lines Crossed; Hit by Car.
Thomas D. Peterson, the blacksmith
at Fourth and Marquette streets, was
quite severely injured, his buggy
somewhat damaged and his horse ran
away as the result of a collision be
tween an east bound street car on
the Fourth street line and his buggy
Saturday at Fourth and Harris streets
Mr. Peterson, who is the partner in
the firm of Koos & Peterson and re
sides at Telegraph road and Hickory
street, was on his way to work and
had just turned out from the water
ing trough on Fourth street. He ac
cidentally got his linos crossed and
he vehicle swerved across the track
and the street car coming east struck
the rear of his buggy. The driver was
thrown out of the open buggy arid
hurled several feet into the air. H
struck on his shoulder and neck.
Company B. Officers Elected. Dan
F. Evers was elected first lieutenant
to succeed John M. Mason by Com
pany B Saturday, night. - He was for
merly second lieutenant and Albert
Hass, first sergeant, was chosen to
fill the place left vacant by Evers'
advancement. Neither had any onno-.
sit ion. J
Killed by Train. Mrs. Frank
Kochler, aged 72 years, mother of
Jacob and Frank Koehler and of Mrs.
Ida Guldner and Mrs.' Herman Geertz
of Davenport met death Saturday
morning by being struck by a train
while crossing the railroad tracks in
the yards at Sabula, Iowa. A tele-1
phone message to the sons and daugh- j
ters in Davenport bore trie sad mes
sage of the fatality to the family, and
the heart-broken children left Satur
day evening for Sabula. Mrs. Koehler
was crossing, the tracks in the yards,
going to the nursery near by to se
cure flowers for her husband's grave,
and her foot caught in the tracks and
she- was run down and killed by a
train, according to the message re
ceived by the relatives. Mrs. Koehler
formerly resided In Davenport, and
all of her family except thre-e children
who reside at Sabula live in Daven
. Wife Prosecutes; He Asks Divorce.
After being fined $10 and costs for
assault and battery in police court
Saturday for slapping his wife for
burning a picture which she was
dared to burn, and which he according
to his wife's -evidence in court was
in the habit of stamping upon when
he became angry, John B. Humes
commenced action for divorce from
his wife, Vada Humes, Saturday after
noon, in which he charges that she
attempted to stab him with a knife ;
that she threatened to cut his throat
while he was asleep; that she hreat
cned to put poison in his coffee; that
she has been extravagant; that she
has absented herself from home and
that she has associated with other
men. Humes is a railroad man.' Bar
i.ey O'Neill is his attorney.
Accepts Call Here. Word has been
received from Rev. LeRoy M. Coff-
man, D. D., of Sidney, Ohio, accepting
the call to the pulpit of the First
Presbyterian church of this city the
finest church in Davenport. He will
take up his pastorate here June 15.
The fact that he is a delegate from
the Lima presbytery to the general
assembly of the Presbyterian church,
to be held at Kansas City, prevents
his coming earlier.
Stop Trains After Storm. In view
of the recent terrible accident at or
near DeWitt which resulted in the
loss of two lives and the destruction
of property as well as the killing of
live stock, due to the washout which
undermined the railroad bridge of the
Northwestern, Superintendent W. B.
Foster has issued a general order to
conductors that after a heavy rain
storm, especially where storms are
local, all trains are to be tied Hp until
the tracks are piloted and found to be
in safe condition,, and he also orders
telegraph operators to notify the dis
patchers of, divisions of the conditions
which prevail in and about the com
munity of every station.
If you want to drink the
coffee of the ancients the
coffee celebrated in song and
story and different in ap
pearance and taste from
any other coffee, ask for
Arbuckles' Certified Java and
Mocha Coffee, and doTTt
take any substitute.
What those who know
' say of the
mis J '
"I have the highest opinion possible of the Knabe Piano,
which possesses qualities of action and varieties of tone color
that make it wonderfully responsive to artistic demands."
"Combines with great volume of tone rare sympathetic
and noble tone color and perfect action.' "
''My expectations as to the Knabe Pianos were
even surpassed by the reality."
A pianist having such a wonderful instrument under his
ringers is able to express his innermost thoughts,
VONBULOW xr- - A
"Their sound and touch are more sympathetic' to my ears ,
and hands than all others of the country,
. ''From fullest conviction, I declare them to be the best
. instruments in America,
Beyond question they are
The World's Best Piano today. w
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Rock Island, IK.
Death Was on His Heels.
Jesse P. Morris of Skippers, Va.,
had a close call in the spring of 1906.
He says: ,"An attack of pneumonia
left me so weak and with such a fear
ful congh that my friends declared
consumption had me, and death was
on my heels. Then I vas persuaded
to try Dr. King's New Discovery. It
belyed me Immediately and after tak
ing two and a half bottles I was a well
man again. I found out that New dis
covery is the best remedy for coughs
and lung disease in all the world."
Sold under guarantee at all druggists.
50 cents and $1. Trial bottle free.
. Rob East Moline Office. Burglars
entered the East Moline offices of
Dimock, GoultT & Co. Friday night and
carried away two notes aggregating
more than $100 and a collection of
old coins. No other money wa3 se
cured, and as the paper is not nego
tiable, most of the plunder is of no
value to the marauders. One of the
notes was for $45.50, the other for
$58. The only way in which the "bur
glars coutel realize on them would be
to forge endorsements, but as an iden
tification would then be required, the
chance of securing cash would be de
School Deposits Fall Off The school
deposits at the Moline Trust & Sav
ings bank were smaller last week than
they ever have been before. The
slump in deposits has been on for a
short time and last week reached the
lowest stage. Only $34.70 in all was
deposited and is as follows: Garfield,
$4.70; Lincoln, $6.11; Willard. $1.32;
Washington, '$6.97; Grant, $G.79; Irv
ing, $4.78; Ericsson, $4.00.
Gives Silvis Right of Way. East
Moline's city council held a special
meeting Friday night and passed an
outlet sewer ordinance, granting the
village of Silvis the privilege to lay
its sewer through East Moline to the
Mississippi river. In granting this
privilege East Moline is given per
mission to connect to the sewer
through the district which it passes.
Wedding Invitations Out. Invita
tions for the marrigae of Miss Susan
Erlsrinetoii Wnlkrr nnlv namrhtpr nf
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Walker, and Dan
iel Sanford Smith cf Bridgeport, Conn.,
on Tuesday, May 19, have been is
1 sued to -friends. The wedding takes
'place at the Walker home at 6:30
' o'clock. After a wedding dinner there
wiir be a reception to a large com
pany of guests at the Walker home,
2300 Seventh avenue. The bride Is
I prominent in society here and much
interest is felt in the approaching nup
i tials. The groom is a young electrical
Soda Crackers with crack to them
Soda Crackers with snap to them
Soda Crackers vritk taste to them
U needa Biscuit
Oven-fresh Oven-crisp Oven-clean
(fi In dust tight.
moisture proof packages.
Neper sold in bulk.
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The natural . .Jap-a-Lac is a clear,
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also have a full line of Wall
Paper, Room Mouldings, Brushes, etc.
Estimates furnished on 'all kinds of
Painting and Paper Hanging.
1429-1431 SECOND AVENUE
Port Byron, April 27. Editor Argus:
The return of Arbor day reminds us
of the utility of trees. We shall spend
no time in demonstration. He who
does not love trees is too devoid of
sentiment to be influenced by our ap
peal. The practical question is, What
may or should be done In our own
county or state to Increase the forest
One thing is self-evident. Land
owners, especially farmers, will not
plant trees, to any important extent,
simply for the benefit of somebody's
grand-children. Some more practical
or immediate consideration must in
tervene. Moreover, it is a great deal
easier and quicker Job to destroy a
tree than to grow one. We cannot
expect our forest area to remain un
impaired, not to Bpeak of extending it,
unless some measures are taken to
encourage tree planting. I believe It
is a case where the state should in
It would not be an unreasonable
"invasion of personal liberty" to 're
quire every man' who destroys an
acre of forest to replace It, The In
terest of the entire commonwealth- de
mands of him this much ceturn. Be
sides, the destroyed forest, which Is
a public loss, brings him wealth, and
he may justly be called upon to con
tribute a portion of it to the public
But In that large part of our state
known as the prairie such an arrange
ment would amount to very little.
There Is no forest being destroyed,
for there is none to destroy. The
time has arrived when in the prairie
districts we must consider the ques
tion of . compulsory forest planting;,
and also the question of compensation
for Buch planting. ,
Over in Iowa, I believe, the law
provides that land planted to forest
and properly cared for shall be ex
empt from. tax. To what extent this
provision , will stimulate forest plant
ing I am not informed. The law is of
recent enactment and has hardly had
time to demonstrate Its usefulness.
But if forest planting bev made" com-1
pulsory, some direct compensation1
must be offered. This may be done
by loaning to the planter the credit of
the state for a term of years. In other
words, a bounty to cover the ..cost of
planting, to remain a first lien on the
land without interest, to be repaid in
.installments ofter 10, 15 or 20 -years.
vau ine siaie anora 10 ao tms? ,;
We will assume that something over
one-half of our state is prairie coun
ties or townships practically destitute
of timber.- We believe that at least
10 per cent of this area should be de
voted to permanent forest; that .this
is demanded by the highest considera
tions of public welfare; considerations
of climate, of . rainfall, of conserving
soil fertility and productiveness upon
which our prospority absolutely and
entirely, depends. On this estimate
there would be from 2,000,000 to 2,
500,000 acres that should be planted
to forest. Allowing $5 per acre as a
sufficient recompense for the cost of
planting, the plan ''would require a
bond issue of some $12,000,000 at an
annual interest charge of about $500,
000, which must,, be paid out of the
tax levy. After lb years the planters
will begin to repay the loans, and the
money can be used to repay the bonds.
I believe this is of equal or even
greater importance than the deep wa
terway. I cannot conceive of any
more valuable investment for the peo
ple of our state than 2,000,000 acres
of forest, in 10 to 20 acre groves on
each quarter section all over the prai
rie district. Its value as determined
by its influence on climate, upon the
public health, prosperity and happi
ness within the next 100 years is sim
ply incalculable. It is not the dream
of a crank. It is a simple business
proposition resting on a solid basis of
dollars and. cents like any investment
for the public benefit.
JOHN G. OSBOKN.
You'll not find beauty in a rouge pot
or complexion- whitewash. True beau
ty comes to them who take Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea. 'Gives that love
ly color that's made beauties famous.
35, cents; tea or tablets. Harper House
More of Your
He Does of You
if you allow him to send you
. anything for your table which is
not up to your standard. Don't
be imposed upon. Patronize the
right kind of a grocery store.
There are so many of the wrong
kind that it Is an easy matter
to find them. We think our
store and methods will interest
"you if you will give us a trial
order, for we are conducting one
of the "right kind." "...
LARSON & LARSON
, CA8H GROCERS.
Old Phone west 983, New 6625.
Cor. 7th, Ave. and 15th St
engineer located In New York, which
city will be5 their home after the wed
House is Struck. Lightning struck
the home of G. S. Lowe at 2011 Fif
teenth street Friday afternoon, but
fortunately the lone occupant of the
house, Miss Nellie Wells, was not in
jured seriously and a fire which was
started by the bolt was extinguished
almost immediately by the heavy rain.
It occurred about 3 o'clock. , Miss
Wells was alone in , the home, Mrs.
Lowe having been out of the city.
The young lady was in the kitchen
when the lightning struck the home.
and for a short time she was stunned
The bolt tore off a gable of the house
and made several other holes in the
roof, but did not cause any real seri
ous damage. That the bolt had start
ed a blaze was evident from the fact
that the attic was filled with smoke
arrd a charred corner of the building
indicated that a fire had started.
Obituary Record. Death claimed
one of the oldest residents of the city
Friday night when Miss Inga Ander
son of 1213 Fifth avenue passed to
her eternal rest. She was born In
Sweden Sept. 23, 1823, and came to
America in 1853. She settled in Mo
line immediately and had made this
city her home ever since. She con
ducted a boarding house for a period
of 20 or 23 years, and a great many
citizens have boarded at her house.
For the last four or five years she
had lived a retired life. Her only liv
ing relative is a sister, Mrs. Charlotte
Erickson, the aged woman who was
so frightfully burned by a gasoline ex
plosion about a week ago.
Plenty of Trouble
is caused by stagnation of the liver
and bowels. To get rid of it and head
ache and biliousness and the poison
that brings jaundice, take Dr. King's
New Life Pills, the reliable purifiers
that do the work without grinding or
griping. 25c at all druggists.
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W. C. Maucker's
Fire Insurance Agency .
Property owners who are in need of flre insurance should look
carefully into the financial standing of the companies represented by
the various local agents before placing their insurance, as the com
pany's financial standing is as Important as that of your banker; also
investigate as to the standing of the agent, as his influence with the
companies he represents may save you many a dollar in case of loss.
Such an agency is that of Mr. Maucker, who represents the most
reliable companies in the business, and Is pleased to state that In the
eight years he has been in tho business not one customer of his has
needed the services of an attorney to secure justice In getting a set
tlement for a fire loss..
Tho following standing of companies represented by him is taken
from the report of the insurance commissioner of Illinois.
Organized. " Assets.
Aachen and Munich Ins. Co. ofGermany $ 1,778.258
Commercial Union Assurance Co., England 18C1 6.744.997
Franklin Insurance Co., Philadelphia ...1829 2.569,4 7
Fire Association of Philadelphia " 1817 7,840,65
German American Insurance Co of New York 1872 13,508,038
Hanover Insurance Co. of New York .......1852 ' 4,114,164
Hartford Firo Ins. Co. of Connecticut 1810 18,920.604
Insurance Co. of North America of Philadelphia ..1792 11.268,104
Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New York 1850 -4.326.789
North British and Mercantile Ins. Co., England ....1809 6,832.710
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1825 6,462.117
"Phenix Insurance Co. of New York 1853 8.719.795
Phoenix Insurance Co. of Connecticut ..........'..1854 7.965,453
United Firemens Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1860 1,995.419
London Assurance Corporation, England ..........1720 v 2,435,172
Office, No. 1620 Fourth avenue Maucker Building. -: Both 'phones.
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