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1THE AKGUS, TI1UUSDAY. AUGUST 13. 1008.
.NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
Auto Stops Cars. An automobile, by
running Into the hole left by the gang
at work tearing up the pavement be
tween the street car tracks on Third
street between Rock Island and Iowa
streets, tied up the street car system
in that end of down for a considerable
time Tuesday night.- From 10:30 to
11:80 o'clock the cars were unable to
get through, just during the time when
so many are being Stin to the barns on
East River street. Tne street car com
pany's wrecker had to be secured and
the auto pried out with -great difficulty
before the tracks were cleared.
Had Big Picnic. There was a union
picnic at I. & I. park Tuesday of the
Sunday School association of Frince
ton, Le Claire, Butler, Pleasant Valley
and Lincoln townships, and about 500
people were present for the day. Mc
Causland's brass band and the orches
tra from Le Claire rendered music dur
ing the day and for the program of the
Blowing In His Heritage. Charles
J. Swan, an elderly man who lives out
on the Jamestown .road on a farm, re
cently inherited a sum of money by
the, sale of some land belonging to a
relative near Council Bluffs, and Tues
day he came to Davenport equipped
with some of the little fortune and got
on a dandy jag, one which made him
so forgetful of people and things that
he lay down in the gutter on West
Third street during the dashing rain
for a peaceful snooze while the water
of the miniature cloudburst washed
over him and soaked him to the skia.
When Officer Joe Soehrn saw the un
fortunate man and his plight lie went
over and picked him up, but Swan
wanted to trounce him for interfering.
Injured In Cave-In. Matthew Wil
ier, one of the employes of the Daven
port Water company, engaged in the
Third street ditch where new water
mains are being laid, was injured yes
terday by a- bank of the excavation
caving in upon him. His right ankle
was broken by the heavy mass of clay
which piled upon his leg, and he was
removed to St. Luke's hospital, where
Dr. Fred Lambach attended th in
jury. - ;
Lightning Fires a Barrt Tuesday
night's storm was not only delight
fully wet, but it was damaging in many
places. Reports come from the coun
try of a good deal of corn and grain
beaten down, and of lightning and
other damage, such as usually accom-'
panies so severe an electrical storm as
was that of the early evening. On the
farm of G. A. Moffatt, a few miles out
on the Dubuque road, lightning struck
the barn, between C and 7 o'clock, and
the bolt, plunging into the lot of hay
with which the barn was partly filled,
started a conflagration that" soon de
stroyed the building. Neighbors turn
ed out in the storm to the work of
rescue, and the cow and two horses in
the barn were saved. The flames
spread to the adjoining wagon house,
ice house and chicken house, and they
were destroyed. Only by active and
hard work was the home saved. The
buildings and contents were insured,
and the loss will be fairly well cov
Mr. Gardner and little daughter re
turned to Rock Falls Thursday even
ing after a short visit with relatives
In the country.
Mrs. Day of Alton, 111., is visiting
with her brother. E. L. Hanson and
wife, this week.
Miss Florence Jones of Rock Island
visited last week at the home of her
grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. A. S. Huston was a Rock Is
land visitor Wednesday.
George Passmore. who is working
near Milan, spent Sunday at home.
Miss Clara Sellnier of choline vis
ited a few days last week in this vi
cinity with relatives and friends.
Richard Clark of Rock Island was
a Hillsdale visitor Wednesday.
William Smith and Ephraim Ropp
are in the Dakotas looking for a fu
ture home if they like the country.
A number of local people are plan
ning on going to the Milan camp meet
ing next week.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Charlie
Jasperscn invited a number of the lit
tle girls to help her daughter, Silva,
celebrate the loth anniversary of her
Myron Yolton of Port Byron was in
town Wednesday in the interest of
Mrs. Harry Entriktn spent a few
days last week in Canton, 111.
Mrs. Maud Passmore spent part of
last week with Mrs. Ephraim Ropp.
Miss Mary Tilmer returned to her
heme in Missuri Friday evening after
a year's stay with her sist?r, Mrs.
Miss Peterson returned to her home
in Hampton Friday evening after vis
iting for a couple of weeks at the
home of Mrs. Minnie Transon.
John Butzer visited over Sunday
with his wife in Urbana, 111.
Mrs. Arthur Ewing and younger
children visited for a few days the
lr.st of the week with Mrs. Swing's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. ' Tallows, at
their home in Morrison.
Mrs. Roy Mercer, Bertha Dillon and
Jessie Dillon were Rock Island visit
ors Saturday. ,
Miss Etta Hart, who has been quite
sick with nervous prostration, is some
Mrs. Warren Walker is having her
residence remodeled. Her brother,
Mr. Fuller, has charge of the work.
About 50 of the young people of
town and vicinity attended the party
Saturday evening at the home of A.
Mrs. Tom Cole and daughter, Nel
lie, are visiting this week in Rock
Island with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. William Douglass start
this week for a two weeks' visit with
ielatives'in Denver, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hanson and Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Giles drove toGeneseo
Sunday. They attended the chai
lauqua which will continue all this
Paul Osier of Peoria visited last
week at the home of his aunt, Mrs
Joseph Nickerson and family of
Port Byron are camping near Hills
dale on Rock river.
Mrs. Louis Bender and children of
Port Byron are visiting this week at
the home of John Dillon and family
Bessie Washburn of Rock Island is
visiting this week with friends in
Hillsdale and vicinity.
Mrs. Blanche Mercer has an attack
of malaria fever.
Two of the smaller children of
George Brandt were quite sick the
first of the week.
ance company of Peoria, committed morning while visiting at ths .hmnc
suicide by taking poison in asaloon'of his son, Percy Ingram of Coe
here last night. He was a 32nd de- township. The funeral was held at the
gree Mason and a prominent lodge )i.ma Methodist church at 10 o'clock
man. He leaves a widow ana two chil- l uc-tday morning.
Three Horses Killed.
- During the storm Tuesday night
lightning killed three horses on the
farm of Louis Gould in Edgington
For an Impaired Appetite.
To improve the appetite and
strengthen the digestion try a few
doses of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. J. H. Seitz of Detroit,
Mich., says: "They restored my ap
p'etKe when impaired, relieved me of
a bloated feeling and caused a pleasant
and satisfactory movement of the bow
els." Price, 25 cents. Samples free.
Pastor Resigns. Rev. Walter H.
North, pastor of Plymouth Congrega
tional church in East Moline, has ten
dered his resignation to take effect
Sept. 1. Mr. North has accepted a
call to the pastorate of a Congrega
tional church in Little Falls, Minn.
The inducement lor the change is a
large field, the salary recompense be
ing if anything not quite as great as
that at East Moline. Mr. North has
been with Plymouth church for a year
and has enjoyed the esteem and co
operation of his church people to the
fullest measure and the membership
parts with his services with sincere
regret. In Moline he has made a
name for himself through his work in
public activities and as a platform
Hither Court Affirms. Announce
ment was made by the appellate court
Tuesday that the $10,000 verdict
awarded Russell Sdaffoid of this city
against the Republic Iron & Steel
company had been affirmed. Before
paying the damages it is likely that
the company will appeal the case to
the supreme court. It will be remem
bered that this is the case wherein
young Strafford lost his arm while em
ployed at the Sylvan steel works. He
was under the legal ago of 11 years
and employed on the straightening
rolls. He was caught and his arm
torn off in the roils. Attorney W. R.
Moore gained this verdict in the cir
cuit court and now it has been af
firmed by the appellate court.
Obituary Record. Mrs. Peter IJing
behn passed away at her home, 1519
Sixth avenue, Tuesday evening. Her
death came alter an illness of three
years with cancer of the stomach,
marked at times by intense suffering.
Mrs. Langbehn was born in Holstein,
Germany, July 3, 1S52. and came to
America wlieu a girl of IS with her
parents. They settled in Moline
where she was married to Conrad
Qupde 3S years ago. Mr. Quade died
Oct IS, 1S0S. in March, 1900. she
married Peter Langbehn. Deceased
is survived by rive sons, John C. of
Canton. Henry of Moline, George, Her
man and Otto at home. Also five step
sons, Henry, Peter Jr. and Frank
Langbehn. She was a member of the
Eastern Star and of the Davenverein.
Mrs. J. L. Meurling of Sherrard
was visiting at the home of Mrs. An
nie Spickler the first of the week.
Miss Maggie Hoffister of Port By
ron is visiting at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoffister.
Miss Hannah Burnieistcr of Daven-
poit is spending a month at the honle
of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. IJiiis
Miss Vera Spickler, who has been
visiting relatives in Sherrard the past
two weeks-, returned home Monday.
Hon. O. E. Brown and family of In-
dlanola. Iowa, are visiting at the
home of their uncle, O. E. Brown.
Bernard King went to Muscatine
Miss Titterington, a trained nurse
from Rock Island, came last Friday
to take care of Fay Cole, who has
iccn quite sick with typhoid fever.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hcinteimeistcr
anu daughter of Kalona, Iowa, are
here visiting relatives.
Airs, hxtwarcf bimmons and two
children of Rock Island are visiting
Mr. Simmons' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
1-rank McRoberts of Moline his
bought the. farm where Sam (Sonde
lives and expects to move here in the
Mrs. Simpson is visiting at the
home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Mis. Kimball and son of Muscatine
i.ae ueon visiung inenos Here uie
The Baptist Social society had a
business meeting at the home of Mrs.
Anna Spickler Monday afternoon.
Ed Wenks returned to his home in
lies Moines last week after a threi
weeks' visit with relatives here.
Life Treasurer Dies by Poison.
Peoria, 111., Aug. 13. E. .1. Lewis,
The best of all antiseptic home rem
edies for wounds, contusions, burns,
insect stings, sore feet, swellings and
inflammations.' 50c per bottle (1 oz.)
Toilet Salubrin, a fine aromatic
preparation, with all the anti-septic
properties of plain Salubrin; for tho
care of the skin and mucous mem
branes; a refreshing mouth wash and
gargle, and particularly valuable for
keeping the teeth clean and sound.
75c per bottle (6 oz).
Dilute with water, as proscribed for
each case In "Directions for ITse" ac
companying every bottle. All drug
gists. ing with her uncle, W. F. Crawford,
Mrs. Gus Heintermeister is visiting
near Milan (his week.
Miss Flora Repine of Rock Island
is spending the week with Mrs. Rob
John Heintermeister. wife and child
of Grinnell, Iowa, are visiting wiih
Miss Nellie Hayes left last Tuesday
In tni'iiil two weekx visiliiii' friomlu
live. About noon thev Kit for Moline m Chicago.
in an automobile. When the party ar-l The Ladies' Aid society will hold
rived at the foot of Prick's hill, or' 'heir regular, meeting at the home of
rather the bridge, the machine swerv
Ambrose Scarl was sick last Sat
urday. Mrs. Nan Wake returned from Mo
line last week and is now visiting
iclaiives and friends at Ziur.a.
Clarence. Walthers ' has returned
from DcKalb, where he has been at-
endiiig school. Mr. Walthers has se
cured the principniship of the high
school at Sandwich, 111. and will com
mence teaching the firsts of September.
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Burcher are
njojing a visit with relatives from
Steubenville. Ohio. ,
Mrs. Clyde Wake has been having
in attac kof stomach trouble.
Mrs. Bernard Karr who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Ileal, returned to her home
it. Rock Falls Monday evening.
The Coal alley baseball
crossed bats with Wyoming at W'vom-
ing, II!.. Sunday. The score stood 5
to 5 at the end of the !)th inning. The
game was called on account of rain.
The local boys put up a good game.
Many of the Wyoming boys are profes
sionals. Two of Coal Valley citizens, R. Park
and wife, daughter of II. Nitz of this
place, had an experience Sunday that
they will remember as long as they
ed from its course and crashed into
the iron guard rail and turned com
pletely over. ihe young man
Mrs. Herman Hofer.
Mrs. M. Roberts and daughter. Ina,
arrived home from Mt. Carroll. 111.,
treasurer of the Savings Life Insur-1 Zi.ma
Quarterly meeting was held at Rose
II lil Sunday evening. Elder Boggess
was present and gave a sermon.
Miss Echo Alisbrow of Rod; Island
was the guest of Miss Mamie Wake
Mrs. George Ellingi-wortli and chil
dren of Moline have been the guests
of Mrs. Albert Hereen the past week.
Miss Mamie Sebiandt was visiting
her cm-sin, Mrs. Dave Setzer, for a
tew days. '
Mrs. Ella Savage and daughter ot
Port Byron are spending the week
with her sister, Mrs. William Dow.
Justin Ingram, an old resident of
died very suddenly Sunday
driver turned off the sparker before! ;
tne LiKes uoca inmqs.
Mrs. Charles E. Smith of West
Franklin, Maine, says: "I like good
the plunge, probably saving the lives
of all. Mrs. Park was pinioned under
the machine, which had to be lifted
in order to get her from under. Mr.
Park, it is said, had his arm 'fractured.
Mr. and Mrs. Park have returned to
Coal Valley. Mrs. Park is not seri
ously hurt.. bin Mr. Park has his right
arm fractured between the wrist and
Frank Hintz and wife are visiting
friends in Chicago this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Mchau and Mis Me
han of Cuba. 111., are visiting at the
J. C. Swank home. Mrs. Melt in is Ihe
daughter of Mrs. Swank.
A. F. Young and George RUketts
letnined home from Oklahoma, last
John Daily of Port Byron visited
with his brother, G. C. Daily, last
Mirs Bertha Reis of Peoria is visit-
things and have adopted Dr. King's
New Life Pills as our family laxative
medicine, because they are good and
do their 'work '.'without making a fuss
alu-ut it." These painless purifiers sold
at all druggists'. 25 cents.
, Chronic Diarrhoea Relieved.
Edward E. Henry, with the Fiiiled
Slates Express company. Chicago,
writes: "Our general superintendent.
Mr. Quick, handed me a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea remedy some time ago to check
an attack of the old chronic diarrhoea,
i- in.ve used it since that time and
cuied many on our trains who have
been sick. I am an old soldier who
served with Rutherford B. Hayes and
William McKinley four years in the
23d Ohio regiment, and have no ail
ment except chronic diarrhoea, which
this remedy stops at once." For sale
bv- all druggists.
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THE BIG STAB " QUILT
OF U. S. REPRESENT
Girls of Today Eschew "Quilting
Bee" Old-Fashioned Patterns
Are Still in Vogue.
g "Wheh I was a lad In the country. Jack, j
2 I started out horses to trade. jj
( S I married a girl, Jack. Bedding she brought; 9
S And a quilt that her grandmother made. $j
What would I give for the old times back! S
J t With horses in plenty to trade; j
O To sleep neath the quilt the girlle-glrl brought: J?
0 Neath the quilt that her grandmother made! a
1 Don't ask me!!" '
2 . 800 working days one year. RS
o Vt hour's sewing each day. S
16 cents per hour, overtime wages. -0
Mother's labor on quilt, J 2 2.50. ?
THE BOX QUILT.
OHN-" D. ROCKEFELLER'S
wealth couldn't buy all the
borne-made - quilts of, the
' Statistical Sam, having craved the
indulgence ' of the kitchen cabinet.
"There are at least two home-made
Quilts to each of the 15,000,000 fami
lies of this country; one that 'her
another made, and one that 'his moth
er' made. .
.."Home-made quilts are .made In
fpart Ume, guilt-making women
have little spare time; for, they are
of the Industrious sort, and are only
able to sit down to piece and patch
and Bew at those rare intervals when
all the rest of the household duties
have been attended to.
"It takes a year's spare time to
make a home-made quilt. Leaving
out Sundays and holidays, three
hundred is the number of possible
quilting days. Allowing one-half-hour
each day 'for quilt-making, one
hundred and fifty hours are devoted
to the completion of one quilt. '
"The average price of female labor
in the Orient Is 10 cents a day. The
Mexican woman of the peon class re
ceives 20 cent3. A capable hired girl
In the United States gets 50 cents a
day; while a qualified seamstress de
mands and receives pay at the rate
of $1.00 a day. Then, why shouldn't
the domestic American mother's spare
time spent in quilt-making be worth
a little more? It Is! for the reason
that spare time Is precious time
overtime! ' And the same should be
rated as . time-and-a-half, . according
to the pay of the seamstress.
"Say, then, she. spends one-half-hour
a day sewing home-made quilts,
and that It takes one year to make
the problem becomes
"The 30,000,000 home-made quilts
that 'his mother' and "her 'mother
made, according to my figures, repre
sent $675,000,000 worth of overtime.
"It is a generally conceded fact,
that a rich man's fortune dwindles
one-third under the hammer. - Sub
jected to a compulsory turning into
cash, John D. Rockefeller's billion
dollars would assume the propertions
Of $666,666,666.66 2-3, which would
n't be sufficient to pay for the labor
expended on the home-made quilts of
the United States, even at a rummage
sale. Because, every man-Jack of a
true American would be there with
the individual, over-bidding, redeem
ing price to save his home-made
One of the most popular of grand
mother's patterns for her home-made
quilt was, and Is still, known as the
'big star. Another old-time favorite
which has stood the test of time is
the 'box' quilt, so designed that any
way you look at it you see cubes.
Four hundred and eighty-six diamond
shaped pieces are required to make
the regulation star for the 'big star'
quilt. The 'box quilt, also fashioned
of . diamonds, may contain as many
i pieces as suits the fancy of Its maker.
The 'crazy quilt has no definite pat
tern. It is a hettermess sort of an
effort; though, withal, it Is often as
highly prized as its high-toned cous
in, 'log cabin. '
"More love, life and labor Is wrap
ped up in the home-made quilt than
may at first be imagined, tears of
saving of neckties, hat crowns, rib
bons and bits ?f silk are required to
provide" the bare material for its pat
tern. And the mother, or .wife, who
mokes It can . in nine, cases 'out of ten
call each particular piece and tell
you what it used to be and whence
it came. - . . : -
" i be girls or today are not so
greatly given to quilting as were ou
mothers and their mothers. The de
mands of present day society and th
allurements of contingent amuse-
ments forbid. When we were chil
dren, however, the 'quiltlng-bee waa
one of the chiefest mild amusements
to which the women folk flocked. .
"The intrinsic value of the home
made quilt may not be fully set down
in dollars and cents. There Is senti
ment connected with It that money,
couldn't buy. Here's to the horn
(STATISTICAL SAM WITH NE4
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