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THE : ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 31. 1908.
INTO A BUCKET
Little Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
" Olds Meets Accidental Death
at Family Home.
MOTHER HAD LEFT THE ROOM
"Two Physicians Are Summoned, But
Are Unable to Restore Life to
. Davenport Child.
shocking tragedy occurred in Dav
enport this morning, when Lawrence,
he little son rf Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Olds was accidentally drowned in a
bucket of water which the mother had
been using in scrubbing about th
home, 418 East Eleventh street. The
imother was called away from her work
for a few minutes, and left the baby
playing in the room. While she was
gone the child fell into the bucket of
water, and was helpless to extricate
. Found hy Mother.
When the mother returned she found
Ihe little boy as he had fallen. She
removed it from the water at once, and
summoned two physicians. All efforts
to rev'., the child proved in vain.
however, life having departed proba
bly, before the mother found the child.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be triad I y received and published. But
in either case the identity of the Bender
must be made known, to insure rella
billty. Written notices must bear Big
. nature and address.
? Brilliant Coming Out Party. One of
the most brilliant parties of the sea
son In tri-city social circles was given
last evening by Mr. and Mrs. James F.
Lardner at their home on East Locust
street, Davenport, to introduce their
daughters, the Misses I label and Amy
Elizabeth, and also xVIiss Florence
Mudio, a niece of Mrs. Lardner, to tri
city society. Mr. and Mrs. Lardner
and the Misses Lardner and Miss Mudie
composed the receiving party. Assist
ing in the entertainment of the guests
were A. W. Vander Veer, Miss Alice
French, Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Allen, Joe
-' Hecht, Mrs. J. A. Crawford, Mrs. C. A
, Ficke, .Mrs. Matilda Koehler, Judge
and Mrs. James Bollinger, Mrs. James
'Bayllss, and Mrs. F. G. Allen of Moline
aiirt Miss E. C. Gilmore- of Chicago.
VA boiit zOTJfrl'-city "guests were present.
'The-house was elaborately decorated
with a profusion of flowers, American
Beauty roses being used in the library,
in the xlming room large yellow water
lilies, and in the library- yellow sum-
i mer flowers carrying out a scheme of
. ellow and green. -The large porches
and spacious lawn provided cool re
treats for the guests. An orchestra
stationed on the porch furnished music
duririg'the evening. Frappe was serv
ed in he "library, while in the dining
room Miss French poured iced tea and
a collation was served. '
Dinner P3rty at Tower. Miss Lil
lian Nelson of Moline entertained a
T" con.pahy of young, ladies at a dinner
prly at the Watch Tower iuu last!
. . T! i I . ,. 1 I 1
evening iu iiuuur ui ucr (urai, inisn
Myrtle Lindgrenof DeKalb, III. Miss
Linda Bruce acted as toastmaster, and
a Merry Widow hat trimming contest
afforded great amusement between the
trst and second courses Miss Ger
trude Beck being the prize winner
for the most artistic miniature Merry
Widow. After dinner places of
amusement. were visited. Those who
enjoyed the hospitality of Miss Nelson
were the Misses Myrtle Undgren.
Alice Lumdeen, . Jerrine Rothwell,
Linda Bruce, Gertrude Beck, Alice
Anderson and Anna Engstrom.
Huggins-Settle. Dr. H. W. Reed at
the parsonage of the . First Baptisi
church today at noon officiate 1 at the
ni"Tiage of Miss Gertrude M. Settle
to Stephen G. Huggins, both of Al
bany, 111. They 'were attended by the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Set
tle. Mr. Huggins is a farmer at Al
bany where they will reside. This
marriage ceremony was the 2'iOlh per
formed by Dr. Reed since he has been
in Hock Island.
CELLULOID COMB IS
OVERCOME BY HEAT
Bursts Into Flames in Sidewalk Case,
and Causes Much Excitement on
An Innocent HI tie celluloid comb, de
signed to adorn some fair lady's hair,
caused great excitement on Second av
enue this afternoon, and sent a thrill
through probably 2,000 people who
were on the streets at the time. The
comb was being exhibited among a
number of switches, rats and other ar
ticles known to some feminine toilets.
in a sidewalk case at the foot of the
stairway leading to Miss' Tolllver's
hairdressing establishment at 1S18V6
Second avenue. It was simply over
come by the heat, ana Durst into
flames, destroying the contents of the
case, and causing a call to be- sent to
the Are department. Before the fire
men arrived the comb and all oL,4he
articles in the case had been destroy
ed, and the miniature blaze had been
.... . . .
RESIGNS ITS MEMBERSHIP
VV. A. Votes to Withdraw From
National Fraternal Congress.
The Modern Woodmen, in keeping
with the society's policy of the last
few years, has finally decided to with
draw from the national fraternal con
gress. The Woodmen has for several
years been discontinuing its member
ship In the different state auxiliary
congresses of he national congress,
rnd has now extended its action to
include withdrawal from' the national
. . Asks Divorce Decree.
Mrs. Dorothea M. Hanshaw filed a
Dill for divorce in the office of the
circuit clerk against her husband
Christian J. M. Hanshaw. She de
sires to resume her maiden name.
Miss Dorothea M. J-ihl. The couple
were married in this city April 22.
i90rt. and lived together until Oct.
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 salv?
the world affords. It cured a felon on
my thumb, and it never fails to heal
every sore, burn or wound to which U
Is applied. 25c at all druggists.
$7.56 Values 25c for our- 50c
GET A FUGITIVE
Police Have Something of a
Conflict With Male Compan
ions of Mattie Harris. .-.
ONE IS SENT TO JAIL
On Charge of Resiting Officer Three
Men Are Arrested for Ob
structing an Alley.
nifc ponce yesterday located Mat
tie Harris, a colored woman, wanted
by the Davenport authorities in the
west end. of the city and last night
they proceeded to. take her in cusody.
out not without some trouble. The
woman was concerned in a scrap over
uie river (he Hiih of the. month in
which she is said to have hurled a brick
SJie was placed in charge of the po
nce matron at the time but she
promptly made her getaway and dis
appeared for u lime. Yesterdav. how
ever, one of the local officers saw her I
woolly head sticking out of the rear!
window of one of the negro homes;
in the west end and he immediately
notified the chief.
HeNiHletl the Police,
The chief thought it advisable to
send more than one man to make the
arrest and he did so fortunately for
a number of the male friends of, the
negrtsa made it plain that they, did
not intend to let the officers matte" the
arrest. The officers finally put them
to flight after aking one of them in
on the charge of resisting an officer.
Frank Carter was'the one who made
the most trouble and tha police magis
trate fined -ifim $200 which he was un
able to pay. He was sent to jail,
whefe he will have opKrtmiity for
thought the next 45 days as to
whether it is a good policy to resist
an officer in the discharge of his duty.
The Davenport police when notified
of the capture at once took steps to
have the woman taken over the river
For OltMtruct ins Alloy.
W C. Looney swore out a warrant
irday charging three of Robb's ex
pressmen with blockading an alley in
which he wished to drive. The ex
pressmen were removing some heavy
machinery from a second floor of a
building on Second avenue. They
were in the rear of the building
where they had erected a skid to
rlide the machinery down to the
wagon. Looney demanded that the
skid be removed so that he
;ould drive past. - The men asked
him to drive out on the railroad tracks
of the Burlington which cut through
the block at that point. Looney de
clined "and repca'ted his demand, but
the men refused to take the skid out of
his way until they were done. Ixxmey
thereupon swore out a warrant
fn Justice P. H. Wells' court charging
the men with violaling a city ordi
nance in regard to obstructing streets.
The case was set for trial this after
coon, the defendants having taken a
change of venue from Justice Wells'
court to Justice Schroeder.
The men placed under arrest are Wil
liam Grey, J. C. Hoffman and Alfred
On len-e Warrant.
A peace warrant was sworn out by
William Pettit against Nelson Jack
and Justice J. H. Cleland put the de
fendant under bonds to keep the peace
or CO days. It seems from the story
told by Pettit that Jack waa iu the
habit of piling seme of his possessions
'n an alley that Pettit claims Is his
own private alley. When. Pettit ob
jected Jack is said to have threatened
tc knock Pet tit's head off. As Pettit
didn't care to lose his head, he de
cided to prevent any such occurrence
is possible. - - .
Dr. G. H. Van Kock Inspects Augus
tana on Your of States Profes
sor Johnson Accepts Cail.
Dr. G. II. Van Koch of Stockholm.
Sweden, has been a visitor in the city
and at Augiistana for sever.il days.
Dr. Van Koch is interested in reform
movements of all kinds, and has been
especially interested in legislation on
the temperance question.
Dr. Andieen and Profesor Kempe
are lo return home Aug, 17. In the
mcniitihie the president's office is
opn, and information as to courses,
tuition and the college generally, may
be obtained by prospective students
or their parents.
Professor P. Johnson of St. Paul, has
accepted the call extended ..him -to be
come a member or the conservatory
faculty. He comes highly recommend
eu as a.pianist and organist. Mrs.
Lund, Miss Cervin and Miss Housel,
members of the conservatory faculty,
wiJJ. remain. Professor Grossman will
continue in charge of the shorthand
department, with Miss Eva Hassel
(ji'ist as his assistant. Professor
Krantz, who has been doing post grad
uate work during the vacation at the
Zaner School of Pen Art at Columbus
will return Sept. 1.
Mrs. Lund is as Sister Bay. Wis.
and will -spend the month of August
Piofessor J.M.Anderson and Profes
sor L. W. Kling are tutoring -Herbert
Reck for the fall entrance examina
tions in Greek and Latin at Princeton
J. P. McGQORTY FORGETS
SELF PRAISING OTHERS
Democratic Candidate for Gubernator
ial Nomination Makes Speech
Chicago, 111.. July 31. Representa
tive John P. McGoorty, democratic
candidate for governor, made two
remarkable speeches lat evening,
in which he almost 1 overlooked his
own virtues and praised his party
leaders" until the casual observer
might ' have thought he was merely
campaigning for Bryan.
His first' speech was before the
democratic 'club of the University of
Chicago in len.t's theater on' the cam
pus, and the' second was at , Ryan's,
(hall, C512 Cottage Grove avenue.
where the attendance was good, con
sidering the weather.
Its a time when democrats are
joyous," said Mr. McGoorty, "a time
when they can appeal to the con
science of the American people and
to that sense of right which sur
mounts party consideration. We have
nominated for the third time for the
presidency a man who is truly great
a man whose declaration of principles
appeals to the patriotism of the Amer
ican people. Harnwmy prevails in our
ranks throughout the state; the demo
crats see the necessity of getting to
gether and closing up the gaps in their
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PICKED AT CLINTON
William Trefz Loses $23 and Interur
ban Ticket While' at the Annual
Alderman William Trefz was the vic
tim of a pickpocket while-visiting the
firemen's carnival in Clinton yester
day. He spent the day there and when
he got on the train to come home, he
missed his pocketbook which contain
ed $23 and his ticket for the return.
Fortunately he had. enough loose silver
In his pockets to'prevent, any embar
rassment from being unable to pay his
fare. He hasn't-lost faith in humanity,
though, for he started off . on another
trip today, going in company with Ald
erman H. C. Frick to Bloomlngton for
a day or two. .
TO RETAIL MEAT IN THE CITY
Cudahy Packing Company's Store at
The Cudahy Packing company of
Omaha is preparing to open a retiril
meat market, at , 111 Second ,;avenue,
Uie store formerly- occupied -i by, -the
Xoftsker. hardware .store. The prem
ise rebiHgtreniodiedf tbe-ur-pos.e.
Superb Service Splendid Scenery
en route to Niagara Falls. MusUoka
and Kawartha lakes, Georgian bay and
Temagani . region, St. Iawrence river
and rapids. Thousand islands, Algon
quin national park. White mountains,
and Atlantic Sea Coast resorts, via
Grand Trunk railway system. Double
track Chicago to Montreal and Niag
ara Falls. - Special low round trip
fares are in effect to many of these
lesorts during' the summer season.-
For copies bt tourist publications,
fares and descriptive pamphlets apply
to George W. Vaux. A. G. P. & T. A.,
135 Adams street, Chicrgo. -
25c foil our 6c Values
A stunning Jine jof. Girls Caps
; and Tap O'Shanter Caps for 25c.
Were ftpc and 75c. ,
Will address the people of
Rock Island at
At Eight O'Clock. ;
Stroehle's Band of 18 Pieces Will
Furnish the Music.
,Mrs. Mack Starr.'
Mrs. Mack Starr, -11C Seventh street,
died this noon after suffering some
time with Bright's disease and. compli
cations. Mrs. J.Starr, whose maiden
name was Miss McCoy, was born here
In 1SG0, and had spent most of her
life here. She is survived by ber hus
band and three sons, Charles, Louis
50c for our
44 , 44
44 ;.; 44
Star Waists included
and Harry, her sister, Mrs. Rudolph
Cook, - and brother,, . Charles Collins,
both of this city. The funeral will be
held from the home Sunday aternopn
at 2 o'clock. Burial will take ila-e
at Chippiannock cemetery.
'Change in Time of Services.
There will be three masses at St.
Joseph's church every Sunday morn
ing, 7:30, 8:30 and 10:30. .
at One-Half Price.