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THE. 'ROCK - ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1908.
Remember the Rock Island Exposition Sept. 28 to Oct. 3
The Greatest Ever
MASONS HOLD Ja SSsSCAliSE A PUZZLE!
AT THE TOWER
Association of 14 Lodges of
Rock Island and Scott Coun
ty Has Big Outing .
FOS MEMBERS AND FAMILIES
Attendance Is Large, and 10,000 Ex
pected to Be the Total Two
Teams Playing Ball.
Like Long View park, the Watch
Tower today is the scene of a big
gathering, the occasion bciug the sixth
animal outing of the Masonic Social
association of Rock l :land and Scott
counties. The Masons and their fam
ilies began to gather in the park early
in the day from all parts of the two
counties, and there were hundreds on
-.-', ""(- !
C. C. WILSON,
Provident of Masonic Social Association.
the grounds this afternoon. It is ex
pected that before the day is over
nearly JO.O111: people will attend the
picnic. The event is an annual one
inaugurated through the efforts of Rock
Island members of the order six years
ago, for members and their families.
visiting members, and the families of
Program of Sport.
The feature of the afternoon is a
baseball game, which concludes the
program of athletic events. Rock Is
land and Scott counties are contesting
in the national game for a prize of a
box of cigars, and possession of a
beautiful pennant trophy which the
winner holds until it is lost by defeat
in a game at a later picnic. The game
was preceded by a program of con
tests in whicli men, women, and boys
and girls took part. The committee
had posted handsome prizes for the
'winners of the different events. A
short program of speeches was carried
out earlier in the afternoon.
This evening the prizes will be
awarded, and there will be music and
dancing and the moving pictures. Ad
mission to the dance hall will be by
ticket only, but these will he provided
without charge to members of the 11
lodges by the members of the execu
tive committee. In addition to the
usual attractions, there will be songs
illustrated with the stereopticon. Ar
rangements have been made to hold the
Milwaukee train, which leaves here
regularly at. 10:40 in the evening, for
an hour, for the accommodation of
those attending the picnic.
. The two bfg gatherings of today in
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Price, per pound, 35c; three
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FOR SALE AT
700 Seventeenth Street.
Dealer In Qcod Things to Eat.
If it's from Tom Moore's, it's
Third nml ' Onirics street. Davenport.
Oll pltoni- nortlv 57, nlso 187U-M. You
can Bf-t the hour to suit your conveni
ence, clay or evening. Land now or he
lonesome. J. .1. OUAilAM. Teacher of
nil Dances, TUUii West Third street,
f" l tf" ? 4
Rock Island, the county Sunday school
rally at Long View park and the an
nual Masonic picnic at the Watch,
Tower, attracted thousands of people
to the city from the rural districts of
Rock Island and Scott counties.
It is probable that there never has
been so large a delegation of people
from the lower end of the county in
the city on any other occasion. Near
ly 700 from Drury and Buffalo Prairie
came up on the steamer Columbia, and
hundreds from the other townships of
the lower end came on the trains and
scores of others drove to Rock Island
from the nearer parts of the county.
From the -upper end there was a spe
cial train over the Milwaukee at 9:30,
bringing in big delegations for the two
big outings, and the Burlington train
from Hillsdale brought another big
THREE SCORE AT
Coxes From Several States Meet
Campbell's Island in Fourth
Sixty-one members of the Cox fam
ily participated in the fourth annual
family reunion At Campbell's island
yesterday. Dinner and supper at the
i House in the Woods was a feature of
(the day's proceedings, which were in
I formal, with the exception of a short
business session at which an executive
committee was appointed to arrange
for future meetings. Eugene Cox of
Chicago presided over this. A num
, her of members from other states
Fair toniKbt and l"rldii ; -olrr to
nlalit. J. M. SIIi:Uli;it, I.ocnl Forrrantrr.
Trinitrraliire at 7 n. in- 0; at 3 n. in..
74; minimum. tH. I'rerlpitntiwa in 21
.(Kt InclifH. Wind vrlM-il
3 miles rr hour.
Height Change Rain
of since in
river last 24
feet report hours
St. Paul 5.1 0.2 .00
Red Wing 3.3 0.2 .00;
Heed's Landing.. 3.3 0.2 .00
La Crosse 4.7 0.2 .00
Prairie du Chien. 5.7 0.2 .00
Dubuque CO ... .00
Le Claire 3.1 , 0.1 .04
Davenport 5.2 0.2 .03
Falling stages of the Mississippi will i
prevail from below Dubuque to Musca
J. M. SIIERIER, Local Forecaster.
Aug. 13 In 'History.
5S2 Tiberius II.. Roman emperor nt
143G Alleged date Gf the first knowu
printing with movable types.
1S1G The only serious earthquake ever
felt in Scotland.
100G Mrs. Mary Pearl Teresa Crafgie
(John Oliver Hobbes), author and
dramatist, died; born 18C7.
Sun sets 0:57. rises 5:05: moon rises
8:23 p. m.; moon's age, 17 days; 9 p.
m., planets Mars and Jupiter in con
junction and changing sides; too near
the sun to be seen.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-CIty Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Long View Floral company, both
phones; funeral designs a specialty.
Let Krcll & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work, 1316 Third avenue
The horseshoers of Rock Island will
he closed all day Saturday, "Aug. 15,
on account of thiMr national holiday.
Black and white bass, catfish, sal-
mnn halihut trnnl iurrh. rroniues.
sunfish and buffalo at H. Tremaun's
Robert E. Kces of Clinton, Iowa, and
Katherine Lorclle of Follets, Iowa,
were married at 3 o'clock this after
noon by Justice G. Albert Johnson.
Every hour so far of the nine day
August discount sale at McCabe's has
been full of action. Events and bar
gains crowd fast upon each other and
each day is bound to make history in
Laigain offerings. Be on hand for
yours, as they're coming fast.
The greatest linen stock in the west
offers 20 per cent discount ou all their
linen goods all day Friday. Be on
i'ond at McCabe's bright and early.
Table damasks, pattern cloths, and
jyard goods, napkins, towels, crashes,
tomes, scarfs, tray cloths, fancy linens
and everything in McCabe's great
linen section goes at one'-fifth off all
day Friday. Splendid choosing here.
' , Lot
The vacant lot on Sixteenth street,
just south of the postoffice site, will
bo offered for public sale at the east
door of the court house, Saturday fore
noon, at 10 o'clock, Aug. 15.
All the news all the time The Argus.
Coroner is Called on to Investi
gate the Death of William
A JURY SAYS TUBERCULOSIS
Physician Declined to Issue Certifi
cate, Suspecting Suicide Mrs.
Hoskins Passes Away.
William H. Lindholm, 251G Fifth av
enue, died las't evening after an illness
of several weeks. The complications
surrounding, his death made it neces
sary for the coroner to hold an inquest
to determine the exact cause of his
death, and accordingly Coroner L. V.
Eckhart summoned a jury together this
morning at the Knox undertaking
rooms'. Dr. W. H. Ludewig, who had
made several calls on Mr. Lindholm,
was called as a witness. He testified
that at the first time he was called to
attend Mr. Lindholm, which was about
two months ago, he found his patient
in a very irrational condition, verging
on what he would call lllusional insan
ity. At the same time he decided that
the man had consumption, but he was
unable to make a thorough examina
tion as the patient would not submit
to it. The doctor said that in his opin
ion death was due to tuberculosis, but
that the evident insanity of the man
had made him think it possiBle that
he had caused his own death in some
way, and accordingly the doctor had
refused to sign a death certificate.
Wife' Heath n Fiu-tor.
Walter Hemple, a son-in-law, with
whom Mr. Lindholm had made his
home, testified that his father-in-law
had not been well for a long time and
that he had been sick in bed for the
last two weeks. He hardly knew how
to explain the nature of the illness,
but said it was mainly a stomach com
plaint, He had not noticed any symp
toms ef insanity. Earl Lindholm, the
10-year-old son of Mr. Lindholm, was
the last witness called. He stated that
his father "had been worrying himself
sick" ever since - the death of Mrs.
Lindholm in January, but that he had
never made any 'threats of committing
suicide. From the testimony the cor
oner's jury decided that insanity did
not enter into the cause of the death,
and accordingly the verdict was that
Mr. Lindholm came to his death from
tuberculosis. The jury was composed
of Charles Goff, foreman, George Ia
mont, B. F. Knox, M. H. Cronin, Simon
Goldberg and Jacob Carpenter.
Horn In Orion.
Mr. Lindholm Vas born in Orion, 111.,
and was 50 years old. He had been a
resident of this city for a long time.
He is survived by his son Earl and a
brother in Moline, besides a number
of relatives in Orion.
Mrs. Josephine E. Monroe Kerr
Hoskins. wife cf Jero Hoskins, died
uddenly last evening at her home on
the Rock river bottoms in South Mo
line. She had been visiting in Mo
line during the evening and on return
ing home about 10 o clock was seized
with a hemorrhage which resulted in
death in half an hour. Mrs. Hoskins
was born Nov. 11, 1SC4 at Old Point.
Comfort. Va.. and was a daughter of
Joseph Kerr. The family- settled here
in 1SG0. Mrs. Kerr's marriage took
place Jan. 18, 1SS3. Surviving are th
husband and eight children, besides
three brothers, William. James and
Harry Kerr of South Rock Island
and four sisters, Mrs. John McMeekin
of Rock Island. Mrs. James McMeekiu
of Etswich, S. D.; Mrs. Charles Bruch
man and Mrs. Fred Bruchman, both
of South Rock Island. The funeral
will be held from the home Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The funeral will be held from the
inox undertaking rooms tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services
will be conducted by Rev. W. B
Clemmer. Burial will take place at
HE SAW THE CARNIVAL
Resident Gets Disorderly on
Grounds and Is Chastised.
A farmer who resides several miles
Out of Milan was in the city last even
ir.g and went to the carnival shows
on Twenty-fourth street after tanking
up a little. He proceeded to make a
nuisance of himself and was chastised
by one of the showmen. The police
were asked to take care of him, and
as they have had dealings with him
before they knew what to df with
him. He was sobered up and sent
back to the farm with advice to stay
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address. - -
Pupils in Recital. The pupils cf Miss
Minnie Graham last evening appeared
in the last recital of the term at the
home of the instructor. A large num
ber of parents and friends were in at
tendance and enjoyed a varied . and
well rendered program, consisting of
vocal selections and; recitations aside
from the Instrumental numbers. Fol-
lowing is the program of the evening:
Piano solos by Freda Nuessli, Nellie
Wood, Hazel Huntley, Minnie Nowack, 1
Mabel McKinney, Miss Lundberg, Nina
Reid, Dorothy Coyne, Erna Burrell,
Marie Schmidt, Bertie Eberts, Emma'
Bollman, Harry Schaffer, Ivy Beck,
Bernice Tallman, Ira Coyne, Lillian j
Postel, Fthel Jens, Florence Healy and
Dorothy Dierolf, violin solo, Master
Pollock, accompanist. Fannie Pollock.
vocal solos by Walter Dunn and Flor-i
ence Healy, accompanied by Violet
Strupp, and a recitation by ElhelJens.
LAW STUDENT AND
A MILLINER ELOPE
P.ealff Ottesen and Miss Bess Amidon,
Employe in His Father's Store,
Are Married Here!
Realff Ottesen, a young Jaw
student and newspaper man of
Davenport, eloped last evening with
Miss Bess Amidon, a milliner in the
store of his father, p. L. Ottesen. The -
couple came to Rock Island, secured a!
license and were married by Justice j
G. Albert Johnson about 0 o'clock.
It is supix)sed they went to
some nearby city on a brief wedding
trip. The groom has been attending
law school and doing newspaper work
during his vacation. His bride is a
resident of Montrose, Iowa, but has
been employed in Davenport for sev
LI ill TED PARCELS
POST IS FAVORED
Fourth Class Postmasters of District
Also Approve of Postal Sav
Before the adjournment of the meet
ing at which was organized a league
of fourth class post masters for the
Fourteenth congressional district at
the Watch Tower yesterday, resolu
tions were adopted favoring a limited
local parcels post, civil service for
fourth class postmasters, and the pos
tal savings bank. Resolutions cf thanks
to Postmaster and Mrs. R. E. Little of
Milan, who entertained the delegates
at dinner, and to F. R. Aukes of Ger
man valley, secretary of the state or
ganization, who was present and deliv
ered an address, were passed.
Mrs. George L. 'Elzel and Miss lac
onic Ritz left at noon today for a visit
n DeWitt and Graud Mound, Iowa.
Mrs. L. E. McManus and son Ernest
left this noon for an extended visit in
he east. They will stop on the way
for shoit visits in Joliet, Chicago and
Fast steamer Columbia every Sat-
lrday at 4 p. m. W. A. BLAIR,
telephone 1SS. ' Manager.
"My father has for years been
roubled with diarrhoea, and tried ev
ery means possible to effect a cure.
without avail," writes John H. Zirkle
of Philippi, W. Va. "He saw Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
remedy advertised in the Philippi Re
publican and decided to try it. The
result is one bottle cured him and he
has not suffered with the disease for
IS months. Before taking this "rem
edy he was a constant sufferer. He
is now sound and well, and although
(JO years old, can do as much work
as a young man.' Sold by all drug
The Western Wreck
ing company oilers for
sale now at First ave
nue, between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth
streets, 120,000 feet of
extra fine second hand
lumber at about one
half usual price. Must
be closed out at once.
Also a lot of sash and a
5-horse power Webster
Gasoline engine in first
I ft a : -
r-r -u- - -
Suits positively worth and sold all season
up to $22.50. This season's patterns and
colorings, including Blue Serges. We need
the room. They must go. Choice
This is a snap for you. See windows,
find everything exactly as adveitised.
TO STONE QUARRY
Property Owners Residing South
Milwaukee Tracks Circulate Pe
tition to the Ccuncil.
A new turn has been given the con
t rovorsy over the Moline Stone com
pany's operations and encroachments
by its quarry in the east end of the
city. Today a petition was circulated
and generally signed by the residents
and owners of property in the strip be
tween the Rock Island tracks on Fifth
avenue and the Milwaukee tracks on
Second avenue, near the quarry, pro
testing against the operation of the
quarry. The petition Is addressed to
the mayor and city council, and so far
bears about 40 signatures. It asks
that the quarry be declared a nuisance
and that the city order the operations
STILL ANOTHER PRCJECi
Intcrurban Between Tri-Cities and Ke
wanee Is Proposed.
What appears to be another inter
urban project is being formulated, the
plan being to construct a line from
the tri-cities to Kewanee by way of
Coal Valley, Cambridge, Orion and An
dover. A representative of an east
ern company was in Moline yesterday
and it is stated that a meeting is to
be held Monday at Kewanee for the
put pose of outlining the project. The
right of way has been gone over care
full"; and the project seems to be
meeting with the approval of the resi
lient s along the proposed .liue.
SLAIN TRIO IN HAYSTACK
Bodies of Mother and Two Children
Uncovered Father Missing.
Shannondale, Mo., Aug. LJ. The
bodies of .Mrs. Lola Jeffries and her
two children, aged 7 and 5 years,
were found yesterday in the ashes of
a burned haystack. The skull of the
mother had been broken with a
hatchet or ax.
The husband, Leslie Jeffries, can
not be found. A few weeks ago the
Jeffries family moved here, 'laiming
to have resided some time at Em
poria, Kan. Communication with Em
poria has failed to iind any one who
knows of them.
S. H. Deneen, driving by the Jeffries
farm, saw the smoking remains of the
haystack and went into the field to
put out the fire. He found the bodies
The dead boy's body had a short piece
of charred rope about the ankle.
"Cut Off With a Shilling."
We often hear of the threat of being
"cut off with a shilling" by our pe
culiar and crotchety relatives, but the
following clause of, a will is a literal
execution of it which would not be
considered by many of us to be very
effective salve for the pain attending
"Whereas it was my misfortune to
be made very uneasy by .ElizatJa M.,
my wife, from our marriage by her
; turbulent -behayior, for she was not
content with despising my admoni
tions, but she contrived every method
to make me unhappy; she was eo per
verse in her nature that she would not
be reclaimed, but seems only to be
born to bo a plague to me. The
strength of Samson, the kuowledge of
Homer, the prudence of Augustus., the
You Know' Us.
eurnmg cf I'yrrlius. n:e patieive or
Jolt, the subtlety ef Hannibal nuil the
watchfulness of Ilermogcnes could not
have been sufficient to subdue her, for
no sU!!l or force in the world could
make her g.xd. And as we have lived
separate aud apart from each other
for eight years and she having per
verted her sou to leave and totaljy
abandon mo, therefore I give her 1
shilling only." London Telegraph.
OVER $10,000 BT ON
WOOD CHOPPER'S SPEED
Late Vermont Senator's Son Backs Em
ploye as Capable of Doing His
Five Cords a Day.
Amsden, Vt., Aug. aC. With wagers
of over $10,000 on -deposit in the treas
ury of the United States, Maxwell Ev
ans, son of the late Senator Evarts
of Vermont, and chief counsel of the
Southern Pacific Railway company,
will bring 20 guests here on Sept. 20
to prove that a Vermont man is the
greatest wood chopper in the world,
and that he can chop, split and pile
ve cords of wood in a day.
The wagers were made in Washing
ton a few days ago. Mr. Evarts, who
is interested in several big timber
propositions in Vermont, was boasting
of a man, Ed Moote by name, who
worked for hint and who could chop,
split and pile ;' cords of wood in a
"Nonsense," was the response lie
He stood firm, and soon olTcrs to
bet were made. Charles H. Treat,
treasurer of the United Stales, took
55.000, several senators took between
$5,000 and $1 0,Oih) more, and Secretary
Treat agreed to keep the moncv in the
United States vaults until the wager
BY MEANS OF HIS AIRSHIP
Reported Wcllman Will Make At
tempt to Reach Pole in 1909.
Trondhjeni, Norway, Aug. 13. It is
reported that Walter Wcllman, who!
was in charge of the proposed Chi
cago Record Herald balloon expedi
tion to the north pole, will make an
attempt to reach the pole by airship!
in 1?09 and that orders have been
cabled to provision his camp at Spitz
enbergen and retain the mcu there
through the winter.
Wright Meets Accident.
,Le Mans, France, Aug. 13. The
Wright aeroplane suffered an accident
this morning which will require sev
eral days to repair.
A Marvel In Whcct Growing:
A Btory recently reached Chicago
from the ld,iho experimental station
that a new variety of wheat, known as
Alaska wheat, which is both a spring
and' winter. Is producing 200 bushels
I'.cr acre. This bents anything In the
way of wheat . growing. Heretofore
twcUe to fifteen bilils. taUit'.;
country over, have been a good
"What Is the meaning of the word
tanta'lzlng?" asked his teacher.
"Please, ma'am." sjKike up little
Johnny Ilolcomb. "It means a circus
procession passing the school and the
scholars not allowed to look out"
; Genlua is a combination of asplra
lion and Inspiration. Irish Proverb.
You will always
NEGRO PREACHER ON
A SPREE; ARRESTED
Rev. John A. Pope of Moline Comes
to Grief, and Lands in Cooler
at the Police Station.
Rev. John A. Pope, a negro preacher
from Moline, came to grief this after
noon in Rock Isla.id, and is iu a cell
at the police station. The preacher
teems to have a love for intoxicating
beverages, and today he fell from the
water wagon with a thu.l, and before
long his condition and his actions at
tracted the attention of the police.
Tut nation was notified that the col
cttd man had been letting off excess
energy by kicking in the doors of two
residences on Fifteenth street near
Filth avenue. Officer Dennett was
s- nt out to search for him, and in a
f.w minutes the preacher was found
leaning against the bar of a saloon
not far from the homes from which
the complaints had come. He was
taken to the cooler --md placed in a
cc-il to think it over. This is no the
"i.ishop's" debut in police circles as
nc has been in trouble here on one or
tv.o o'her occasions.
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2 bars Jap Rose Soap 15c j
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Lu Lu Cleaner, per pkg 7c j
G cans Pet or Columbia '
Uneeda Biscuits, 3 pkgs 10c
Uneeda Milk Biscuits
3 pkgs 10c
Zu Zu Ginger Snaps 10c
3 cans Corn or Peas. ...... .25c
15c pkg. X-cclo Break
fast Food 10c
Dutch Tea Rusks. 2 pkgs.... 15c
Dutch Java Coffee, per lb... 20c
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