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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 20. 1908.
MEWS OF THE NE1QHBQRS
Mourns Death of Wife and Mother.
While George K. Welch was e"nroute
from New York to Davenport with the
remalns of his wife, formerly Miss Isa
bel Toher, a Davenport girl, he receiv
ed a telegram from Charleston, W.
Va., stating that his mother was seri
ously ill. . .However, before he could
reach her bedside she died. Mr. Welch
arrived with his wife's remains ' Sat
urday night, her death occurring in
New York Thursday afternoon at 3: 30.
She was 31 years of age, born and
raised In Davenport and educated at
St. Anthony's school and the Immacu
late Conception academy. She is sur
vived by her husband, George K.
Welch, her mother, Mrs. Mary Toher
of 321 West Eleventh' street, two sis
ters, Mrs. W. N. Noble of Peoria, 111.,
and Mrs. M. C. Bove of Chicago, 111.,
and two brothers, Paul V. Toher of
the Adams Express company, and Wil
Ham, at home with his mother. The
funeral was held from the Toher home
on West Eleventh street this morning,
with services at St. Anthony's church
at 9 o'clock. Burial took place at St
. Miss Guiney W. C. T. U. Medalist.
Miss Loretta'Guiney was the winner
pf the fifth oratorical' contest of the
Woman's Christian Temperance union,
which took place at the Bethlehem
Congregational church Saturday night.
Miss Guiney rendered "Old Soapy," a
thrilling ' word picture, and received
many compliments on the excellent
manner in which she gave it. The
contest was largely attended and an
interesting program of music was
given in addition to the recitations of
the contestants. The Misses Martin,
Willets, Shorey, Guiney and Matson
contested for the silver medal. Miss
A. L. Farley repeated her "Original
Sto.y," and Miss Fern McGranahr.n
gave again the "College Oil . Can,"
which won the medal on Tuesday ev
ening last. A winner in a former con
test, Harry Wickham, was present and
recited "The Court of Lnst Appeal."
Verdict Is Set Aside. The verdict of
$17,375 awarded Miss Marguerite Flor
ence Murray in her personal injury
suit against the Chicago, Rock Island
- & Pacific railway, was set aside in an
opinion handed down by Judge Barker
Saturday. The court granted the de
fendant's motion for a new trial. Miss
Murray claims to have lost both hands
in an accident which occurred in the
laundry of? the Rock Island road, lo
cated at East Fourth street, Daven
Fred J. Barr Honored. Fred J. Barr
of Davenport, who has been in' the dis
tributing business here for the past
six years, was on Friday elected presi
dent of the Exclusive Distributors' As
sociation of America at its annual con
vention in Philadelphia. There was a
close contest for, the honor, and Mr.
Barr was elected on the second ballot
by a vote of 34 to 30. Mr. Barr was
elected first vice president at Detroit
in 1907 and was tendered the honor of
heading the association for the Coming
year after a second ballot had been
taken. His opponent secured 32 votes
on the first ballot, as did Mr. Barr, ao
a second ballot was taken, resulting
Barr 34, Sloman 30, franchise votes.
Afraid of His Wife. Emil Lange in
a suit for divorce from his wife, Cath
erine E. Lange, makes the startling
charge that she has during fits of an
ger and passion threatened to destroy
him with carbolic acid and that he be
lieves his life is in danger at her
hands. For this reason he claims he
has been obliged to leave his own
home. The husband further alleges
that at various times his wife has been
guilty of such cruel and inhuman treat-
iment as to endanger his life; that she
! has repeatedly during outbursts of
terjper struck him in the face with
her fists, has thrown various articles
of table cutlery at him, and has called
him vile names. The husband asks
foi a decree of divorce and the care
and custody of their 2-year-old baby,
Robert M. Lange.
Gambling Joint Raided. Night Cap
tain Packy Phelan, Detective Shanley
and Officer Kinney at 1 o'clock yester
day morning raided a colored gambling
house on Fifth street between Brady
and Perry. The place was in full op
eration when the officers dropped in,
with faro the leading game. The pro
prietor,' John Weathers, the faro deal
er, George Williams, and three in
mates, J. H. Ford, Frank Pate and Wal
ter JjOnes, were all placed under arrest.
Bicyclist Accident Victim. Clarence
Ley met with a painful accident while
riding down the Brady street hill Sat
urday on his way to 'work. The ladi
was speeding along on his bicycle
when a dog ran out as he neared the!
foot of the Brady street hill, and in at
tempting to avoid a collision' with the
canine, the lad was thrown with great
force on the brick, pavement. He was
removed In the ambulance to his nome
at 804 East Locust street, where Dr.
Matthey attended to his injuries. He
was severely cut and bruised, but oth
erwise escaped any more serious in
Corner . Stone is Laid. Yesterday
was a big day for the congregation of
the Bethel African Methodist Episco
pal church. The corner stone of the
new church building on Eleventh and
Ripley streets was laid with full cere
mony at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
There were also special services at the
old church both morning and evening.
Dr. D. P. Roberts of Chicago perform
ed the ceremony of putting the stone
in its proper place, in the building.
Rev. J. A. Burchit and C. H. Murphy
also delivered addresses. Other short
addresses were given by W. G. Mott
and others connected with the work of
the church. S. R. Cottrell of Rock Is
land offered prayer and L. J. Phillips,
presiding elder, read the scripture,
Among the musical numbers was a
song by a chorus of 25 voices and a
children's chorus of 20. At the old
church on West Fourth street at 11
o'clock in the morning Rev. D. P. Rob
erts preached. Rev. E. G. Jackson
preached at the evening service.
Rheumatism Cured In Three Days.
N. B. Langley, Madison,-Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it in
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried
three doctors , and many remedies
without any relief whatever until I
procured Dr. Detchon's Relief for
Rheumatism. In a few hours the pain
was relieved, and in three days the
rheumatism was completely cured, and
I was at work. Sold bv Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second aven- , Rock Island;
Gust. Schlegel & s . a? Wr-t Second
his return was being awaited. ' He
finally came back, and uuon ' beine
taken into custody ..was hustled before
a police magistrate.' He insisted ona
change of; venue, and Justice Mapes'
court was sought. After hearing the
testimony a fine of ?10 and costs was
For constipation there Is nothing
; quite so .nice as Chamberlain's Stom
jach and Liver Tablets. They always
i produce a pleasant movement of the
bowel3 without anjr disagreeable ef
fect. Price, 25 ceiits. Samples free.
Cox Family Reunion Aug. 12. The
Cox family are preparing for a big
day on- Campbell's island Aug. 12, and
members- from . all parts of the
country belonging to this family will
unite in celebrating their ancestry.
The invitations have all been issued
and the acceptances are now being re
ceived. One member of the family
will tome all the way from California
and visit the vicinity for the first time
in 47 years. The ladies have called ai
meeting for the coming week to com
plete the details. It is planned to en
tertain the visitors at the homes of
the members here during their stay.
. East End Clerks Want Game. Sev
enteen clerks employed in stores in
the district east of Fifteenth street
have signed a challenge addressed to
the clerks in the district west of tiiat
street for a game of baseball to be
played at the merchants' picnic on
Campbell's island Aug. 11. The game
is to be played for a purse of $1 per
man, to be placed in the hands of the
president of the Retail Merchants' as
sociation before the date of the picnic.
May .Dispatch Trains by Phone.
The Rock Island is considering the ad
visability of using the telephone in
dispatching trains out of Silvis. Tests
are to be made in the near future, and
if successful it is probable that this
method will be employed instead of the
telegraph. In a statement given out
by the officials it is stated that no
construction work will take place until
the test is made, as the practicability
of the telephone for dispatching trains
has not as yet been thorough':' tried
by the Rock Island. Three stretches of
road are being considered for opera
tion in this manner: Chicago to Iowa
City, 33G miles of track; between To
peka and Harrisburg, 82 miles; be
tween Slater and Muscatine, 2S miles.
Wife Beating Cost $19.50. For ad
ministering a beating to his wife
George Coldberg was fined $19.50 by
Justice Mapes. George thought that
wife beating was a fitting climax to a
day of jollification such as is not par
ticipated in by temperance advocates,
but he discovered that the police dis
agreed, and whim it became apparent
that he was being pursued, he fled to
Davenport. A warrant was issued and
On Inside Lcokin' Out. Axel John
son, well known to the police, was sen
tenced to 69 days in the county jail
Saturday afternoon by Police Magis
trate Gustafson. Complaints were
made of Johnson hanging around the
Rock Island yards in the vicinity of
Eleventh street, and Officer Swan Lar
son was detailed to rout Johnson. The
officer ordered him out, and he' refused
to go, with the result that he was given
some physical assistance. This pro
voked Johnson terribly and he was go
ing to get out a warrant for the police
man because of rough handling. But a
Warrant sli n artn - V. . .. !,k 1
u. nut vuai slu6 ouiiiiauii wiiu vagrau-
cy was sworn oui and he was fined
$100 and costs. Of course he didn't
have the money, and it- will be nigh
onto cool weather when he will be in
our midst agcin.
Going u t of
Miss Marie Walsh left for Chicago
today where she expects to visit for
Mrs. Bessie Lewis and daughter,
Miss Elda, were tri-city visitors today.
TbeB. Y. P. U. society of the Rap
tist church is to have a sociable at
the church Thursday evening.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Meth
odist church met on Tenth street to
day. Mrs. Flora Kitterman of .Tiskiiwa
is visiting her niece, Mrs.. Charles
Guy Taylor and family returned
heme Wednesday from a month's visit
in Iowa City.
Miss Edith Countryman of Buda,
111" who has been visiting Miss Ethel
Kirkpatrick. has returned to her home.
The Rock Island division of the G.
I. A. had its sixth annual picnic at
Campbell's island Wednesday after
noon. Supper was served to about 52
people. Those from Silvis present
were Mrs. E. M. Scott, Mrs. Roy
Thorpe, Mrs. Gus Smith and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry" Geislerhagen.
Mrs. Fuller ot Erie, III., visited Mrs
Robert Waikins Thursday.
Roy K. Thorpe left today for Chi
cago for a few days' visit with his
The B. Y. P. U. sociable last even-
! ing at the Baptist church was a sue
cess. Owing to the bad weather the
; crowd was not large but all present
!enjoed a pleasant evening. .
j Mrs. Marchanl of Eighth street en
tertained several young ladies las ev-
THE BUILDING IS RENTED FOR DRY GOODS AND
GROCERIES. EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD BY OCT.
1st. NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR FURNITURE,
COOK STOVES, RANGES AND HEATERS AT YOUR
OWN PRICE. OVER TWO HUNDRED COOKS, RANGES
AND HEATERS FOR SALE.
J. Po Williamson,
1628 Second Avenue.
en ing in honor of Miss Mary Richards
Mrs. Jim Carroll of Davenport is
visiting her , sister, Mrs. Guy . De
Mrs. Milt Pership of East Moline
spent Friday with Mrs. E. M. Scott.
Miss Flora Kitterman of Tiskilwa
returned to her home tdday aftei a
few days visit with Mrs. Charles
Miss Sackville of East Moline was
a cjiller here today.
Mrs. Robert Watkins was. a tri-city
The Baptist Sunday school classes
are having a picnic at Campbell's is
Mrs. Pattie of Sheffield. 111., is visit
ing for a few days with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker of Eleventh
Best the World Affords.
"It give me unbounded pleasure to
recommend Bucklen's Arnica Salve,"
says J. W. Jenkins, of Chapel Hill, N.
C. "I am convinced it's the best salve
the world affords. It cured a felon on
my thumb, and it never fails to heal
every sore, burn or wound to which it
is applied.- 25c at all druggists.
We loan any amount
of money, any time,
for any purpose, on
household goods, pi
anos, horses, cows,
. fixtures, etc., with
out removal or de
lay, at the lowest
rates and on the
fairest terms ever
MUTUAL LOAN CO
People's National bank build
ing, room 411. Old phone west
122, new 5109. Open Wednesday
and Saturday nights.
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export Delivered anywhere in Rock
Island. Both phones, north 1C9.
All the news all the time The Argot.
'(Editorial Note: Herein Statisti
cal Sam has attempted to confine
bimselt strictly to the truth. If he
baa erred, he craves indulgence of
Mr. Average American.)
f T NDER the head of the Good, ot
I -' the Order at . the last meet
& J Ing of the kitchen cabinet,
.-. Statistical Sam managed to
(aandwich in the following:
t "The other day I got to talking
l.with some of the men at the works,
land conversation drifted into the
jjrabject of the odds and ends drawer
: OX Uie average American lamujr.
i. MStot and think! Just for the fun
ef it, go and. look! .See what's In
Wour own odds and ends drawer.
ot the strongest, and. at the
same time, most peculiar, Instincts
of .man. Is . to save , useless things.
wnen be puts anything into the
odds and ends drawer, he does so
not with, the settled idea that it
SHALL be of further "use, but rather
that It MAY be. And the time ex
pended by Mr. Average American in
looking ior that old caster that he
knows he put away in the odds and
ends drawer (but doesn't know the
baby has taken out), if spent along
his . customary earning lines, would
be found to be ten times the worth
of the fool thing he tails to find.
"The price paid out for things is
what usually makes a man stop to
consider whether he will throw those
things away or reserve them in the
odds, and ends drawer, He usually
' WHAT ONE ODDS ANT ENDS DRAWER CONTAINS.
75 YARDS DIFFERENT COLORED TWINE. 7 MILK TICKETS (DEFUNCT DAIRY).
CJ fXt? Q"D X?tX7 T"D TTTTT' t " o m a mr tt a i m -a tt iiimnNTTni tt a -t-t t-i n rrTimT to " r t"ttt o k vtt'vt a TT7'T ?
CORK-SCREW. TOP OF GAS-MANTEL. FLY PAPER. CLOTHES PINS. PILL BOX. GAS TIP.
CURTAIN HOLDER. - BREAD TICKETS. SCREWS. NAILS. MONKEY-WRENCH. KEYS. GAS COCK.
TOP OF MASON FRUIT JAR. PLAYING CARDS. FILE HANDLE. " PAIR NIPPERS. ' OLD RAZOR.
CANDLE. TAPE MEASURE. ' ICE BOOK. 1 DOZF.V CORKS. ASRORTUn KT7PR a KTTrHRV TCVIVRS.
w 2 KITCHEN FORKS. 25 NAILS. ASSORTED SIZES. 2 OLD CHECK-BOOKS AND CANCELLED CHECKS, fj
g NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND RECIPES. PENCIL. . 2 BRASS BUTTONS. . TWEEZERS. OLD TIN U
CUP WITH HOLE IN IT. 2 SMALL CHAMOIS SKIN PIECES. TIN MARSHMALLOW BOX. TEN $
6 YARDS PICTURE WIRE. PART OF PYROGRAPHY OUTFIT. WHETSTONE. - DAGUERREOTYPE.
& SPOOLS. DICE. .DOMINOES. DARNING NEEDLE. LAPSED LIFE INDUSTRIAL POLICIES. 27 PAGES I
OF OLD COOK BOOK. " VARNISH BRUSH. BABY RATTLE. TEETHING-RING. SHOT-GUN HAMMER, a
DRAWER KNOBS; AND OTHER THINGS ' ' , - ; ' r ., , .
agures wrongly; for, the average
odds and- ends drawer of America
contains chiefly junk. And it takes
a junk man to market junk. Mr.
Average American, according to the
contents of his odds and ends drawer,
considers the prospective, rather than
the intrinsic, value of what he lays
"For the edification of those here
assembled, I will Eubmit what I call
the per capita belongings of the odds
and ends drawer of Mr. Average
"Now, why on earth 'defunct dairy
tickets should be saved, deponent
sayeth not. No more may one justify
the hoarding of only the top of a
fruit jar. The daguerreotype belongs
on my own list, and X don't tb
know the name ot the suoject.
"What's the use of keys that know,
V3 locks? Why only part of a pyro
graphy outfit?. What good is a shot-
gun hammer without the gun?. Why:
save a portion of a deck ot carts?,
What good is an old tin cup with a
hole in it? Brass buttons are a deadl
giveaway; and it's a cinch the smalU
pieces oi cnamois . sain nave serred
their day as powder rags. You can'tf
file anything with a handle, nor drlv
a screw with the butt-end of a 'bust
ed' Implement.' And still those are.
typical examples of . the contents 6
the odd and ends drawer of Mr.
.Averagff American, . of whom I anv'
'roua tj h,x am oroioer.
rAflSTICAL SAM WITH NHTH!