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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, 1908,
TWO CLOUDS AT
L BEGINNING OF
Aledo Residents Saw Origin of
Monday's Twister in Vi
cinity of Joy. - '
DAMAGES AT MILLERSBURG
People in Upper End of Rock Island
County Say Cloud Resembled Great
- Rope Before Dissolving.
People living on the north and east
side of Aledo claim to have seen the
.origin of the tornado that did such
execution through Mercer and Henry
counties Monday afternoon. It is said
that two clouas came together in the
vicinity or Joy. They were traveling
in different directions, and when they
met the small black funnel-shaped
cloud started out in a northeasterly
direction, rising and falling on its way.
The Argus' Hillsdale correspondent
reports, that the dissolution of the
cloud was witnessed from that place,
it seemed to dissipate in the vicinity
of J.o.slin. .Before it disappeared it re
sembled a Jong binck rope standing on
end. Hillsdale residents thought they
were in its path.- and many hastily
sought .places of safety.
Word from Mrs. John Milam, injur
ed at. Cleveland, indicates that she is
' still living, but not out of danger. Mrs.
Lottie Saylesl, the school teacher, has
Mnuy Siin'crnl nt Mlll-rxlurc.
The damage done at Millersburg is
estimated at $20,000. Those who suf
fered financial loss are:
George E. Thornton, barn moved
from .foundation, windmill wrecked.
Miss' Sarah Thornton, part' of house
blown "away; - '
John Cady. house unroofed.
L. B. Turner, house and barn wreck
ed; store buiUling damaged. ' "
Rev. M. D. Murdock, house and con
tents blown away.- - -
Presbyterian church,, a total wreck:
parsonage Wrecked; barn destroyed.
No insurance on either. Rev. J. T.
Wyllie lost a great part of contents.
S. A. Miller, hoise wrecked.
Truman. Duncan, barn total wreck;
horse killed; house slightly damaged.
H. Felton, property" occupied by A.
J. DeBord, partially blown away.
Claire Gil more, house unroofed; barn
blown away. :. , -
W. A. Vet ter, house damaged; barn
blown away. ....
W. W, Wakeland, house slightly dam
aged; workshop unroofed.
A. D. Braucht, house damaged, con
tents ruined. ' '-
L".' R. Hyett, house unroofed; barn
blowu away; two other houses and
two barns owned by Mr. Hyett were
Thomas McAfee, two houses and
barns totally destroyed.
George Bistline. house unroofed.
C. W. Bridgford, two silos blown
E. R. Gilmore, house slightly dam
aged; barn wrecked.
, niown From Ovrr Head.
Mrs. M. D. Murdock was busy Iron
ing at her home in Millersburg when
the storm struck. The house . was,
blown away from over her head, but
she was not injured. Her little daugh
ter was slightly hurt.
A horse that was tied directly in the
path of the twister was picked up
whirled over and over in the air, and
dropped on its feet unhurt.
Mrs. Thomas McAfee was ill in bed
when her home was wrecked over her
head. She escaped injury.
So Intense was the fury of the storm
where only the smallest tip of it touch
ed the ground, it is declared by those
who have followed its course the earth
was actually torn up.
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine
Gottsche. who was killed at Cleveland,
was held today with services at the
Methodist church, which was partially
unroofed, but which was used never
theless. Canvas was stretched over
the hole in the roof to keep out the
- - Sonrr nt MiiMrndnr.
The city of Muscatine had a scare
last night when a high wind from the
sen th struck the place. Trees were
blown down and minor damage done
OLD LADIES HOME
Charter Retained and Organization
Will Be Continued to Care for
. Two Fourier Inmates.
'Members of the Old Ladies' Home
association held a meeting this morn
ing at the Harper house parlors and
elected five managers as follows:
Mesdames Charles McHugh, H. S, Ca
ble,. Mary Montgomery, J. S. Gllhiore
and Frank Brough. The managers met
immediately following the election and
selected officers as follows:
President Mrs. Charles McHugh.
Vice President Mrs. H. S. !able.
Secretary and Treasurer Mrs. Frank
Although the Old Ladies' home has
been abandoned, the association still
etains its- charter and will use the in-
erest on the funds in its possession
for the care of the two ladies who
woj Inmates of the home. These la
dles have been placed in a private
boarding house, where the association
will look after their interests. ,
The home which had been used by
the association was given up. some
ime ago because of the lack of public
upport. The furniture donated by the
B. T. club was given to Bethany
home, that donated by the Daughters
df the American Revolution was re
tained for the use of the two ladies in
the association's care. The res of
the household goods was sold at pri
MAY ADD ONE
MORE STORY TO
THE CITY HALL
Not an arrest was made for drunken
ness or for any other offense. They
attend strictly to their business, are
peaceable and law abiding and take
p ride in being gentlemen as well as in
doing their 'work well. It would be
hard to find 100 men who movevaboul
with so little friction, i
Mr. Hogan has been unusually atten
tive to business and his personal sup
ervision has been of Inestimable val
ue both to the company and fo the
city. Mr. McCarthy has kept in fouch IColonel Channon Suggests Two
with his men from ti,e beginning and pians for Remodeling of the
wnne ue uas uvvoieu very mueni Mii t n
tiniA nersnnallr to inn un,.l- ha l,nal , Mlllllsl 1UariOrS.
given it the benefit of his years of suc
cessful experience in paving.
The McCarthy Improvement Co. will
leave Cedar Rapids with the best wish
es for success. Cedar Falls Dally Rec
ord. May 9, 1908.
EXPLAINS IT TO COUNCIL
Was Oldest Resident.
The oldest resident of Rock Island
county, Mrs. Catherine Brayton of Il
linois City, passed away at her home
Monday afternoon. Her death came
very suddenly, as she had just eaten
supper and appeared to be in the best
of health. Mrs. Brayton was 94 years
Aim is to Provide Additional Room for
Administration Offices Insur- '
ance is Settled.
The city council is holding an ad
journed meeting this afternoon, for
Hie purpose of considering three im
portant propositions the remodeling
of the city hall, the installation of a
mechanical niter plant at the water-
old and had lived within two miles of works pumping station, and the pur-
BOOK IS ISSUED
Augustana Endowment Fund Ladies
Will Have Transcontinental Tour
. as General Subject.
The year book of the Endowment
Fund society of Augustana college
was issued today. The book is neat
ly gotten up with a view of the college
building of the outside cover. The
society will this year at the meetings
make a trans continental tour andean
ocean voyage. The first paper was
given bv Mrs. J. TCIleen at the meet-
lug last week on San Francisco. The
hostesses topics and leaders are as fol
June Third: Mrs. E. E. Lindstrom.
4210 Seventh avenue; "Yosemite" Mrs.
K. F. Bartholomew. July 1. Mrs
George Johnson, 1440 Twelfth street.'
Moline.' "Salt I,ake City" Mrs. Edla
Lund; August 5, Mrs. A. N. West ling.
CIS Thirty-ninth street, "Yellowstone
Park." Mrs. M. C. Rice; September 2,
Mrs. J. Hasselquist. 3427 Ninth and a
half avenue, "Minneapolis and St.
Paul." Mrs. C.G. Thul in; October 7. Mrs.
Illinois City since 1S30. Her long res
idence had made her a well known
figure in thecommunlty, and her loss
is much felt. .
There are six children surviving,
Stephen. Coleman, Elizabeth and John
of Illinois CityTand Mrs. Mary Brown
of Melbourne, Iowa.
airs, tatnerine snntn nted at noon
yesterday at thehonie of her son-in-
low, OttotJuckert at Hampton of old
I'ge. She was in tier 73d year and
a pioneer, resident of the. community.
The funeral will 'be held at the Con
gregational church at Hampton tonior
chase of a new pumping engine for
the reservoir station as an auxiliary
and reserve for emergencies.
Two Plana Propound.
When the council met. Colonel W.
T. Channon of the national guard made
suggestions as to improvements in the
city hall building with a view to giv
ing the city more room'for administra
tion offices, and yet providing quarters
for the militia company and the naval
Two plans were proposed by Colonel
Channon, onefor the construction of a
second floor over the present armory
drill hall, and the other for the con
struction of several additional rooms
when eating, that your food is of
highest wholesomeness that it , has
nothing in it that can injure or
distress you makes the repast
doubly comfortable and satisfactory,
: This supreme confidence you
have when the food is raised with
.v The only baking powder made
" with Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
There can be no comforting confi
dence when eating alum baking pow
der food. Chemists say that more or
less of the alum powder in unchanged
alum or alum salts remains in the food.
L- Winters in charge of the services.
Mrs. Frederick Wehjing.
Mrs. Frederick Wehling, C22 Ninth
avenue, did this morning after an
illness, of two months from the in
firmities of old age. She was 73 years
eld, having been born in Germany iu
1S35.. She had xesided in this county
for many years. She is survived by
three sons. August, Frederick, Jr., and
Henry C. Wehling. all of this city.
row afternoon at 2 .o'clock, with Rev. lever the present drill hall. The first
plan contemplates important changes
In the first floor, so that the drill hall
will be divided. Into offces for the mill
tia and. for the police department, and
the building of a modern entrance to
do away with the present ugly wooden
stairway on Third avenue. The drill
hall would under this plan he located
on the second floor to be constructed
Under the other plan the drill hall
would remain on the first floor, and the
second floor room to be added would
lie utilized for the officers' quarters
and company rooms now located on
the third floor of the main building
Inaurnnrr In Srltlnl.
Mayor Schaffer stated to the coun
cil that he has secured a full settle
ment of the fire loss from the insur
ance companies, in the amount of
something over $2,000. This will apply
toward the remodeling of the building
The militia company will pay a rental
of $1,000 a year for the quarters if
the Improvements' are" made.
Under either of The plans suggest-
DR. ASAY WANTS THE JOB
Rock Island Physician Out for Nom
ination for Coroner.
Dr. J. E. Asay announced today that
he will be a candidate for the republi
can nomination for coroner at the pri-
maVies In August". ' Dr. Asay expects
a lively fight for 'the nomination. He
says the idea is ""becoming prevalent
that a coroner should also be a physi
cian. ; ....
There are already four candidates' in
Exports Wheat 70,000, corn C!),OU0,
. New York Stocks.
New York, May 13.' Following ore
the quotations on the stock market to
Gas 91. IL P. 142'4. U. S. Steel
preferred 101, U. S. Steel common
37. Reading 114, Rock Island pre
ferred 40, Rock Island common 19.
Southern Pacific 80. N. Y. Central
106, Missouri Pacific 50, L. & N.
108 Smelters 73, C. F. I. 29'4, Can
adian 'Pacific 1C0, Illinois Central
137, penna 120, Eule 30, C. & O.
43, B.R. T. 50, B. & O. 91. Atchison
82, Locomotive 51, Sugar 128. St.
Paul 133, Copper 05, Republic
Steel preferred CS, Republic Steel
common lS-, Southern Ry. 18.
John Pears. 732 Thirteenth street. Mo- the fltl for the republican nomination. P(1 by ColoneI channon the third floor
line, "Chicago." Mrs. Emil Larson;
November 4, Mrs. C. A. Blomgren,
825 Thirty-fifth street. "Washington,
I). C." Miss Katherine Gest; Decem
ber 2. Mrs. O. P. Olson, 1007 Forty
fourth street, "Philadelphia. . Mrs. I.
O. Nothstein; January 0, Mrs. C. A.
l-arson. 3900 Eighth avenue, "New
York City," Mrs. Andrew Kempe; Feb
ruary ::, Mrs. Oscar Lundahl, 921' For
ty-third street, "Boston" Miss. Char
lotte Wollmann; March 3. Mrs. S. G.
Ilagglund. 1113 Fourth avenue, "Ocean
v oyage, ai iss Anna uisson; April i.
Mrs. O. V. Holmgrain, 611 Forty-fourth
street, annual business meeting.
The booK contains the list of officers,
conlmittees, active and honorary mem
bers,' the constitution .and bylaws and
a memoriam to the members who have
died. The society now has a member
ship of 135.
not to mention the present incumbent.
L. V. Eckhart, who has not yet an
nounced, himself, .Several have their
petitions nearly signed up.
SUN DIAL 4S RECEIVED
: .. - .-. )i'
Gift of H. W. Horst Will Soon be In-
'. '- stalled In Long -View.
A sun dial for Long View park has
been received by Superintendent C. F.
Gaetjer, -and will be placed on the
pedestal which was prepared last year,
as soon as possible. The dial is made
of steel and has a bronze finish. It
is about 1C inches in diameter and the
figures showing the . hours are in
black. H. W. Horst donated the dial
for the park. -.
of the. main building will be devoted
to the council chamber and office
rooms, and changes will be made in
the second floor so that accommoda
tions will be provided for all city of
ficials. At present the police matron.
city attorney, city engineer, and health
commissioner have quarters elsewhere.
The council will probably instruct
the mayor to secure plans and esti
mates of the cost making the improve
ments. The plan which contemplates
locating the drill room of Company A
on the second floor over the present
drill room is favored.
The council took a recess to inspect
the building and to visit the reservoir
and waterworks pumping stations.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock island. May I... Following are
the: wholesale prices iu the local mar
ket today: .
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 13c. ' .
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 10c
per pound; hens, per pound, 9; ducks,
per pound, 9c; turkeys, per pound,
14c; geese, per pound, 9c
Butter Dairy, 23c to 24c. 'I
Lard 10c. . . '
Vegetables Potatoes, 55c to COc. "
Live Stock. -
Hogs $3.00 to $5.35.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
?5.00; lambs, $4 50 to $0.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00; row
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
to $5.50. m
Feed and Fuel. v.
Grain Corn. 74c; oats, 50c to C3c.
Forage Timothy hay, $11 to $13;
prairie, $S.OO to $10.00; clover, $10.00
to $11.00; straw. $0.00.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
A Californian's Luck.
"The luckiest day of my life was
when I bought a box of Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve." writes Charles F. Budahn
of Tracy, Cal. "Two 25 cent boxes
cured me ot an annoying case of itch
ing piles, which had troubled me for
years and that yielded to no other
treatment." Sold under guarantee nt
to loan-yes,a barrel of money!
and there is some for you. Do
you need any? Just let us know
how much ; we'll do the rest. We
all get in a tight fix for a little
money sometimes, and it's no
disgrace at all to borrow It but
we don't want every one to know. -We
Let us tell you about our con
venient plan and fair methods.
The cost Is reasonable we quote
the lowest rate in the city (we
would like to have you prove
that) and. you can get the
money today. .
Any' amount from $10 up. Any time from one month to one year.
What can we do for YOU? Call, write or phone us we'll send our--confidential
agent to tell you all about our rates and plans, If you .
find It convenient to call here. ' .
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
KITCHKLX LTWD BLOCK, ROOM M, ROCK" IBI.AHW.
Offlca hours, 8 a. m. to p. m, and Saturday evenings. Telephone
Wttt 614; new telephone 6011. "
Fear of a serious storm caused almost
a panic. . -v
New Boston people were also con
siderably excited but there was no
tornado and the damage was not great, i
At Muscatine the cliief loss was to
launch owners and others having pro
perty on the river. Several craft were
sunk, others torn loose from their
moorings and carried away, while
many were damaged by being blown
against other objects.
Asphalt Paving Is Completed. .
After a iigorous campaign of only
twenty-five and one-half days the Mc
Carthy Improvement company of Dav
enport, Iowa, at noon today finished
the asphalt paving on Washington
street, fourteen blocks 'anT Intel-sec
tions and at four o'clock tills afternoon
the mayor, city engineer and city '
council will carefully Inspect the same
preparatory to accepting the vor'.i. P.
F. McCarthy, president of the com
pany, and Superintendent E. J. Hogan,
who had charge of the work, will ac-
compahy-the city authorities In the
Investigation.; The (rapidity .with
which : the work " has been pushed is
maryelous and the excellence of it is
manifest from the smooth Burface,
'freedom from welts or warts and the
absence of cracks. The greatest care
has been taken in the preparation of
the ingredients that compose the pav
ing -material and it . is believed the
city has been given a most excellent
'piece of work.
i .The manner In which the McCarthy
people went about it shows that they
are thoroughly prepared for the bus
iness of paving. Their entire work
ing force is a perfect piece oL-machin-1
ery Every man .; and every team
knows just what to do and how to do
do It. There Is a method In 7every
movement and no drones are allowed
on the job. The men are industrious,
dignified., and capable. During tbej
month they have beenamong ua there
The Newest Conceit in Women'
. V AND"
These are certainly clever Ox
fords and are being worn In
the east by good, dressers. '
$3.50 the Pair
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. ;
Chicago, May 13. Following are the
market quotations today: ,
May, 100, 100V&, 99V6, 100.
July. 90, 90, S9'i, S9.
September, 87, 87. 864. JiC,
May, 72. 73y2. 72. 73'4.
July, 4'4. 64, C4',6. C4..
September, C3, fiS', C2. C3.
May, 54, 54 4, 54, 54'4.
July. 47. 47, 4C?M. 47.
September, 37. 37. 37. 37.
May. closed 13.32.
July, 13.47, 13.50, 13.42. 13.47.
September, 13.72, 13.75. 13.C7, 13.72.
May, 8.35. , , 8.37.
July. 8.37, 8.42. 8.37 8.42 ;
September. S.fiO. S.fiO, 8.55. 8.C0.
. , Ribs.
May, closed 7.12. .
July, 7.27, 7.30, 7.22. 7.27.
September, 7.50, 7.50, 7.47.
You can buy furniture here
in town from some of your
-neighbors, crockery too; you
can buy coffee from your gro
cer why not? He can supply
yon with ArbucklesV Certified
"True to Name" Coffees
better coffee at lower prices
than you can possibly buy from
We are the largest coffee
dealers in the world, and can
and do give the most for your
Receipts today Wheat 55, corn 123.!
oats 311. hogs 30,000, cattle 18,000,
sheep 18,000. ,
Hog market opened- steady. Left
over 3.000. Light 5.30ffi5.70.' good
heavy 5.3005.70. mixed 5.355.70,
rough 5.340T5.45. '. ' '
Cattle market stead3'. . : . '
Sheep market weak.
Hogs at Omaha 12.000, cattle 4,000.
Hogs at Kansas City 21,000, cattle 10,r
Hog market closed 5- to 10c lower.
Light 5.255.G0, mixed 6.305.CO,
heavy 5.205.60. ,-.
Cattle 10c lower. Beeves 4.80i7.C0,
cows. 2.50 C.C5, stockers 2.G5S.Cf.
Sheep market 10c IowerV-. . j
Liverpool opening" cables Wheat.
higher, .corn Unchanged. . , . V" "
Liverpool closed Wheat lower
to higher, corn unchanged..
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,!
today 13C, last week 138, last year 218.
Duluth, ; today 79, last . week 34,' last
. Way of doing It .
4It Don't Hurt a Bit."
Why am I not your i
-. . ,' ...
1715 Second, ave ' London Bldg.
I year, 107. ;',: '
- v- - - - . i . " " -
has not beei a , single disturbance.