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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1008.
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
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Investigate Hospital. The commis-,
Eioners of insanity Friday made an J
investigation of St. John's hospital,
the insane department of Mercy hos-'
pital After spending some time ati
the place and making a searching in
vestigation, the members of the com
mission, state that the charges made
that the keepers are, unkind to the
patients seem to be entirely without
foundation. The commissions ques
tioned the patients closely and none
of them had a word of complaint.
The commissioners also investigated
the conditions at tha hospital and
found that everything was clean, neat
Sale Is Prevented. The diamonds
of Marry Harram were not disposed
of by W. J. Bryson this afternoon for
Saturday, C. F. Brown. a broker, se
cured an injunction agiinst Mr. Bry
son, preventing him from selling the
stones and as he filed ;he necessary
bond the temporary injunction natur-!
ally issued. Ruyniann & Ruymann
are attorneys for Mr. Brown and asked
that the 'sale bo stopped until a hear
ing could be had. The diamonds
scheduled for sale were two rings with
solitaries, a diamond cluster, ring set
ting and another ring. They were put
up as security for $1,290 borrowed.
Ministers Close Meeting.
meeting of the German' Con
tional Ministers' association of
came to a close yesterday
and the supposed advantage of possess- (
ins the largest stock of the precious
metals, so the modern diplomatist must
discard the old diplomacy and instead
of separating nations bring them closer
The together, instead of sowing dissensions
among them introduce order. law and
Moline Women Hurt. Two Moline
women, Mrs. John Lindvall and Mrs.
4,l 4ut ,fl i-olntlnnc luuoi in. i uiu, title lno
Iowai "The host pnninment for him who, on collision of street cars in Clinton
with spe-! seeks to do this is a knowledge of his-1 Friday. Both women were consider-
business ses- for nnd fls - cfcmfui nhvsician pro- ably bruised, and after their return
nome mey sougnt ine services oi a
Towards feeling refreshed in hot
weather Is in ordering our Ice
Cream or Ices.
Order early enough and we'll
pack it to suit. Bulk, brick
form, or for Individual service.
Money cannot buy better or more
delicious Ice Cream and Ices
than we "are freezing today.
Deliveries prompt, prices right.
Try it at our store. Order for
1716 Second Ave. Both Phones.
Confectionery and Fancy Bakery
sion Saturday Rev. J. Fath was ap- aaAa t first aenimin himself with the
pointed moderator and Rev. C. A. Deet- wnoie physical and physiological histo
mer of Muscatine as scribe. Through! of the patient before prescribing, so
the courtesy of W. G. Happe the vis-' a-skillful diplomatist should first ac
itors viewed the aisenal in his auto-' qt,aiHt himself with the history of
mobile. Saturday morning papers states before trying to bring jarring in
on "The Passion of an Evangelist." terests of nations in harmony "
were read by Rev. C. A. Deetmer, who The chief danger today, Dr. IJill
took the view of the minister in the thinks, lies in the conflict of commer
pulpit, and by Rev. F. Cattler of Avoca Cial interests, the increase of popula
fioni the standpoint outside of the pul-' tion, the desire to acquire or extend
pit. "The Sunday School and Evan- territory and search for new markets
gelization," by Rev. Herman Seil of and new colonies. He suggests a reme
Fargo. X. D., was the last paper on the dy by asking. "Is it, then, necessary to
morning program. Saturday afternoon ' acquire political influence over terri
Rev. William Ixos delivered a report' tory in order to obtain commercial nd-
on the international Sunday school , vantages therefrom and therein
The whole article Is dominated by
the thought that all states more and
Hold Up Attempted. An attempt more belong to the real family of na-
was made to hold up Charles Brutus, ' tions and the interests and happiness
who resides at 313 East Fifteenth of the whole family ore to be consid
strcet, on Fourteenth street between ered on the same parallel with the in
Brady and Perry streets Friday night.! terests and happiness of individual
Mr. Brutus was on his wav home and countries ami their peoples,
had walked nearly to the alley east
of Brady when he was confronted by
three men. He w:as stopped and one
of the men thrust a revolver in his
face and demanded his money. In
stead of submitting and handing over
his money, however, Mr. Brutus yelled
for help and ran away from his assail
ants. The robbers evidently were
afraid to follow him
yelled thev started to run and one of'
the robbers threw away his gun as
BABY FLEET'S LONG TRIP.
THE NEW DIPLOMACY.
Dr. Hill's Scholarly Contribution to
" German Review.
Dr. David Jayne Hill, the new Amer
ican ambassador to Germany, contrib
utes to a monthly review his opinions
of modern diplomacy ami the duties of
modern diplomats. Hitherto, he says,
the foundation ou which diplomacy
rested was the doctrine of the absolute
sovereignty of states, a doctrine that
each state existed for itself alone, and
the chief task of the diplomatist was
to help strengthen his own state by
weakening the others and destroying
competition from them in his own
country and Injure their" trade and in
dustry in other countries.
"Xow," says the ambassador, "a dif
ferent view prevails, and just as mod
ern .political economists have over
thrown false economic dogmas like
that In regard to the mercantile system
T takes good management to re
duce expenses without lowering
efficiency, but it takes the
Captain Mertz to Take Lightships and
Tenders on 14,000 Mile Voyage.
Captain Albert Mertz, U. S.'X., has
been commissioned by the government
to take three lightships and three tend
ers to San Fraucisco along practical
for when he t iy the same route takeu by the United
1 j States battleship fleet recently. These
are being put in shape for the trip at
Tonipkinsville, X. Y., and Captain
Mertz expects to start not later than
"I would much rather take the re
sponsibility of leadiug the fleet ou th
run of 14,000 miles than this little flo
tilla," said Captain Mertz to a Xew
York Herald reporter, "for iu the for
mer case each ship is able to take care
of itself. Not only that, but each is
manned by offioers and men familiar
with the navy signals and fully train
ed and prepared for emergencies.. In
this case I will be the ouly navy offi
cer aboard and will have civil crews
and civil masters, numbering 10 men
In all. from the merchant service.
"They depend upon the international
code and the Coston night signals,
which are altogether too slow and will
add to my difficulties. I am busy pre
paring emergency signals and shall
have to teach the men how to -use
them, so we can communicate with
each other. The flotilla will be one
nautical mile in length.
"One has little idea of how much is
necessary to be done in preparing for
a cruise of this kind. For instance, a
large ship can withstand a storm all
right. In a heavy storm I will have
to lie to under sail and drift if I hap
pen to have sea room. Then there Is
the question of whether each vessel
will drift the-same distance, and per
haps by morning I will find some one
or two of the tenders out of sight."
physician. The two women went to
Clinton Thursday to attend an Eastern
Star meeting. They were enjoying a
street car ride when the motorman of
another car lost control of his car on
a hill and it crashed into the car in
which the women were riding. The
front end of the car on which they
were passengers was telescoped. Af
ter the accident the women were re
movd to the home of Mrs. Robb, where
they had been guests. Later they
were brought home iu a carriage.
To Let Contract. It is probable that
something may be done this week in
regard to the awarding of the contract
for the equipment of the United Light
& Power company to have its plant in
East Moline. Edmond Burke, presi
dent of the concern, is' in Cleveland
on other business just at the present
Jime, and W. II. Downing of Silvis has
received a letter from him stating that
he will probably be home tomorrow.
No action whatever will be taken un
til he comes.
Dairymen in Association. Dairymen
of Moline have joined the Retail Mer
chants' association to a man, there be
ing between 20 and 22 who met Fri
day evening and decided on such
step. The meeting was held at the
office of Secretary Carstens of the as
sociation. Up to this time some of the
dairymen belonged to the Moline
Dairymen's Protective association am:
others belonged to the mcrcnants as
sociation. The meeting was called for
the purpose of disbanding the Dairy
men's Protective association.
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o PERFECT TONIC
A LOST JOKE.
During the past year his health failed
considerably, and rather than sell him
to a peddler, he was shot.
Store Is Rcbbed. Andrew O'Brien's
store at Carbon Cliff was entered by
burglars some time between II o'clock
Friday night and 7 the next, morning.
A small amount of tobacco, cigars.
etc., was taken by the marauders. The
discovery of the theft was made Sat
urday morning at 7 when Harry Wood-
worth, clerk of the store, opened the
place for business. The store had been
generally ransacked, but the safe asd
money drawer was not tampered with.
THE "LAST SUPPER."
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There is scarcely any one, no matter how vigorous' and healthy, who
does not need a tonic sometimes. Little physical irregularities upset the
system, the appetite fails, digestion is poor, the body feels tired and worn
Would Be Imitator of a Witty Man
Made a Ludicrous Einish.
Congressman Quarles used to tell
this: "I was a guest of a leading
banker at dinner, one of your New
York giants of finance, who had in
vited nearly a score of us to eat a bit,
drink a bit and swap notions. Every
thing was lovely until the fifth course.
The waiter was bringing in what ap
peared on the menu as 'langue fumee
aux episards,' what we common old
roustabouts call smoked beef tongue
with spinach and my favorite dish
He tripped at the door and spilled the
tongue and greens on the carpet. The
host, equal to the occasion, relieved us
all, especially the waiter, by saying
jovially: 'There's no harm' done, gen
tlemen. 'Tis "merely a lapsus linguae.
It was about the cleverest play of
words I ever heard.
"Among the guests was a Broadway
merchant, up from the gutter, worth
about $3,000,000 and proud of his vo
cabulary, which was not unlike Mrs.
Malaprop's," continued Quarles. "He
shook with merriment at the banker's
wit. The happy effect Induced him to
give a dinner the following week, with
about the same guests, and, as I hap
pened to learn afterward, he had di
rected his servant to let fall a piece of
roast beef on the floor. The servant
faithfully performed his part. Down
went a splendid first cut, weighing
about- fifteen pounds, the delicious
juices spattering everywhere. We all
felt hurt at the accident. Some even
groaned. 'Be not uneasy, my friends,'
chirruped the would be witty host,
'tis only a lapsus linguae.' "New
An Exciting Runaway. People on
Fifteenth street witnessed a lively run
away Saturday afternoon and a nervy
boy. Herbert Pe"erson, employed at
Ed Nelson's grocery, is the hero. At
hitteentn street ami Twelfth, avenue
something went wrong with the har
ness and the horse became frightened
and startedvon a mad dash down the
hill. The boy braced himself and pull
ed on the lines, realizing that he might
be able to prevent a serious collision
Half way down the hill a wreel broke
and when Sixth avenue was reached
he was thrown to the paving and was
picked up unconscious. The horse
continued down Fifteenth street an
was stopped near Fifth avenue. Only
for the fact that the boy stuck to' the
wagon going down the hill prevented
collisions with passing rigs. Herbert
sustained a few bruises and recovered
consciousness a few moments after a
physician had arrived. The horse is
a valuable pacer and was not injured
seriously, although the wagon and har
ness were demolished.
School Savings Are Less. With
school in progress, again, the pupils
have resumed the savings system that
has been in vogue for some time, and
the first week's deposit has been made
at the Moline Savings bank. The
amount for the first week is a decided
decrease below the amount that was
deposited the first week last year at
the beginning of school. The total for
this year is $46.00, while last, year it
was $81.10,. a difference of $:'.1.14. Only
two schools, the Irving and Ericsson,
lilaced larger amounts on deposit this
year than last, but the amounts were
not enough to make any great differ
ence in the total. The falling off of
the Grant school was the most notabl?.
having a deposit of $32.93 in 1900 and
only $8.30 this year. ,
Shoot Faithful Old Horse. Old Tom,
a horse that has seen service for the
city for a number of years, was shot
Friday afternoon by Officer T. B. Kear
ney. The horse was 28 years old and
was badly crippled, and for that rea
son was killed. For the last 18 years
he has been a faithful animal and has
served on a health department wagon.
Snagging Salmon In Alaska.
I saw Indians on the Chilcat river
out, and other unpleasant symptoms give warning that the system is disor- i Ashing day and night. The fisherman
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medicine, made entirely of healing, cleansing, invigorating roots and herbs, ! Bteel hook- .
a systemic remedy without an equal. S. S. S. has the additional value of Tossing the hook end of the pole Into
being the greatest of all blood purifiers. It re-establishes the healthy circu- j the Stream, he turned It so .that the
lation of the blood, rids the body of that tired, worn-out feeling, improves the elbow rested on the bottom. Then he
appetite and digestion, and brings about & return of health to those whose 1 sently drew the pole back and forth,
systems have been weakened or depleted. S. S. S. acts more promptly and and when he felt a fish strike the
pleasantly than any other medicine, and those who are run down in health j shaft he knew that a salmon was prob
should commence its use at once. It will thoroughly purify the blood and aly crossing over the pole, so he gave
tone up the system. S. S. S. is admirably suited for a systemic remedy j lfTa quick Jerk, drove the hook into
because it is free from minerals : it may be used without harmful results by j the fish's side and hauled it up on tha
persons of any age, and no unpleasant effects ever follow. jbank.
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And Optically Impaired Vision.
By. the term "Eye Strain'' is de
noted that condition of the
visual apparatus wherein mus
cular effort is constantly requir
ed in order to maintain acute
This strain or effort is usually
- without the knowledge of the in
dividual other than that pro
duced in the indirect way
-through nervous exhaustion, and
its following of associated con
ditions. A great many people suffer
from the effects of "Eye Strain
without knowing the cause.
Those who suffer from bead
ache, nervousness, insomnia, or
similar trout les, should have
their- eyes attended to. Dr.
Myers will make a careful ex
amination for you and tell you
exactly what the trouble is.
MYERS OPTICAL CO.
' - 212 Safety Building.
' Rock Island, IU.
Singular Story of ths Masterpicco of
Leonardo da Vinci.
Moldering away on the wall of the
old monastery in Milan, Italy, lianas j
the famous "Last Supper" f Leonard;
da Vinci. Like every masterpie ;. t'.i?
painting required .many years of pa
tient labor, and as a result if t'.m
labor it i perfect iu 1 1 i!.:;'.:r:'.l::;s.
of expression and sublime in its story
of love. Iu addition to these qualities,
it has an iutident in its hisu-ry that
contributes not a little low::iI inaLiug
it the treat teacher Hint it Li.
It is said that the artist, in paii-.tin;;
the fa-.es of the apostles, studied the
countenances of :k1 men whom he
knew. When, however, lie was re;f.ly
to p-.iiut the face of Jesus in the pic
ture he could rind none that w?u!d
satisfy his otit-cptie.n. The f.uo that
would serve us a nio.li'l fur the face of!
Christ nmst be dignified in its siiii-j
pliii-y a::d majestic iu hs sweetnafs.
After several , years of careful searc h
the painter happened to meet one.
Fictro Bandiiit-lli, a choir boy vf exquisite-voice,
belonging to the rathe
dial. Being struck by the beautiful
features and tender manner that be
spoke an angelic soul, the artist in
duced the boy to be the-stuJy for tint
painting of the face of Jesus.
All was done most carefully and
reverently, but the picture v:;s ;s yet
incomplete, for the face of Judas was
ab.;oi!t. Again the painter, with the
zeal of a true lover of his art. set about
in search of a countenance that might
serve for the face of the traitor. Son:e
years passed Itofore bis search was re-,
warded and t h:-. picture Jinally . c.'.r.i
pieted. As the artist was about to dis
miss the miserable and degraded
wretch who had been his awful choice
the man looked up at him and raid,
"You have painted me before.'' Hor
rified and dumb with amazement, t he
painter learned that the man was Fie
tro Baiuliuel'i. During those interven
ing years Pietro had leeu at Home
studying 'music, had met with evil
companions, had given himself up 1o
drinking and gambling, had fallen into
shameful dissipation and crime. The
face that now was the model for tfie
face of Judas had once been the model
for the face of Christ. Brooklyn
A Traveling Man's Experience.
"I must tell you my experience on an
oast, bound O. R. & N. R. R. train from
Pendlctan to LcGrande, Ore., writes
Sam A. Garber, a well known traveling
man. "I was in the smoking depart
ment with some other traveling men
when one of them went out into the
coach and came hack and said, 'There
is a woman sick unto death iu the car.
I at once got up and went out, found
her very ill with cramp colic; her
hands and aims were drawn up so you
could not straighten them, and with
deathlike look on tier race. Two or
three ladies were working with her
and giving her whisky. I went to my
suit case and got my bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy (I never travel without it)
ran to the water tank, put a double
dose of the medicine in the glass,
poured some water into it and stirred
it with a pencil; then I had quite a
time to get the ladies to let me give it
to her, but I succeeded. I could at
once see the effect, and I worked with
her, rubbing her hands, and in 20 min
utes I gave her another dose. By this
time we were almost into Le Grande,
where I was to leave the train. I gave
the bottle to the husband to be used
in case another dose should be needed,
,but by the time the train ran into Le-
, Grande she was all right, and I re
ceived the -thanks of every passenger i
in the car." . For sale by all druggists.
HE SELLS HIS GOODS TOO CHEAP; HE
PAYS TOO MUCH FOR WHAT HE BUYS;
HE MAKES HIS LOANS TOO CHEAP;
THEN SELLS HIS STOVES AND FURNI
TURE ON PAYMENTS WHICH MAKE THE
MEANEST MAN IN TOWN.
The Old Reliable 2d
Hand and Loan Man
1609 Second Ave. Open every evening.
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W. C. Maucker's
S Fire laswance Ageivcy
Property owners who are In nesd of fire insurance should look
carefully into the financial standing of the companies represented by
the various local agents before placing their Insurance, as the com
F?ny's financial standing is as Important as that of your banker; also
Investigate aa to the standing of the agent, as his influence with the
companies he represents may save you many, a dollar In case of loss. -
Such aa agency Is that of Mr. Maucker, who represents the most .
reliable companies In the business, and is phased to state that in the '
eight years he has been In tha business not one customer of his has '
meeded the services of an attorney to secure justice in getting a set- .
tlement for a fire loss.
The following standing ot companies represented by him Is taken,
from the report of the Insurance commissioner of Illinois. - i
1 Organized. Assets.
Aachen and Munich Ins. Co. otGerrnany m 1, 778,258
Commercial Union Assurance Co., England ........1861 C.744,997
Franklin Insurance Co., Philadelphia 1829 2,569,477
Fire Association of Philadelphia 1817 7,840,675
German American Insurance Co. of New York 1872 13,508,038
Hanover Insurance Co. of New York 1852 4,114,164
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut 1810 IS.920,604
Insurance Co. of North America of Philadelphia ...1792 11,268,104
Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New York 1850 4,326,789
North British and Mercantile Ins. Co., England ....1809 6,832.710
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1825 6,462,117
Phenix Insurance Co. of New York 1853 8,719,795
Phoenix Insurance Co. of Connecticut ..1854 7,965,453
United FIremens Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...I860 1,995,419
London "Assurance Corporation, England 1720 2,435,172
Oflce, No. 1620 Fourth arenas Maucker Building. Both 'paone.