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THE -ROCK' ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 15. 1908.
SHOW NEED OF AN
Police Matrons and Visiting
Nurses Present Matter to
AT THE REGULAR MEETING
Board Concedes Need, But Has Not
the Funds Committee Will Make
an Investigation of Project.
The directors of Bethany Protective
association met in regular monthly sos-
.sion last evening at the Harper house,
and the police matrons and visiting
nurses of Moline and Rock Island were
present to advocate the need of estab
lishing an emergency room for deten
tion of children in urgent cases. There
are many instances each month of
mothers and children left homeless
and penniless by deserting husbands,
and a place to care for them is prov
ing a necessity to the matrons and the
nurses of the city. Bethany Home is
at present almost filled to its capacity,
and yet demands for permission to
bring children there increase .each day.
While the board members agreed with
those in favor of establishing an emer
gency room, they feel that at present
they, are quite unable to arrange for
it on account of the condition of their
finances. A committee consisting of
Mrs. G. H. Huntoon and the visiting
nurses and police matrons of the two
cities will meet wirh Mrs. VV. C. Ben
nett, the president of the board, to see
what can be done. Another commit
tee was appointed lo look into all the
cases of children already at the home
to see if any of them can be sent to
their homes to make room for more
urgent cases. The board feels that it
has a big work ahead of it and would
like to get the city councils of te two
cities interested in the establish tent
of an emergency room and a detention
Report Are Mnrfc.
The report of the matron of the
home was read, showing the number
of children in the home and enumera
ting the needs of the institution. All
the members of the board were ap
pointed delegates to the State Confer
ence of Charities which will convene
in this city Oct. 11 to 13.
The exact date for ih? annual rum
mage sale was not settled upon, but it
will take place either the second or
third week in October. It wiH be held
at the Armory hall as usual, and those
in charge of it hope for a more suc
cessful sale than ever before due to the
growing interest in the home.
Donations received during the month
were as follows:
Mr. Anthony, baker, bread; Mrs. L.
I legman, vegetables; Beman milk de
pot, five gallons ice cream; Mr. Wil
son, Rural, two bushels apples; a
friend, Port Byron, two barrels apples;
Mrs. Sudlow, 1C glasses jelly; Daugh
ters of' Isabelle, Moline, eight gallons
ice cream; a farmer near Walker Sta
tion, four bushels cucumbers; Miss
Denkmann, rocking chair; A. Fleming,
fruit and vegetables; Mr. and Mrs. K.
T. Anderson, peaches; E. W. Thomp
son, bed and clothing and sewing ma
. chine; Deborah society, jellies, and
Mrs. H. Daniels, apples.
On account of the low water which
' CM ' Next to a grace-
mkW ful, shapely and
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Wm7. Afford there's nothine
f:U7Jf ui I more attractive
fWMU dressed man- I
l ,NNv . w;ii nil, in
mim . I e attractive
W n - VV-W class, and com- I
: 5V2-v .r -S.4 mand re sneer I
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' ami aamirauon
in every walk of
t life. -
renders navigation 'over the Rock Is
land rapid9 practically impossible at
night, the government beacons have
been discontinued for the season from
Rock Island to Port Byron.
The Mac and Emily were north and
south.. The stage of water was 2.20 at
6 a. m. and 2.40 at noon.
Fair touljtiit and Wrdaeadayi ' not
much rhangr lo temperature.
J. M. S II BRIER, Local Forecaster.
niperature at 7 a. m'Mf at 3 p. m-f
SI. Minimum temperature In lant 24
lionrx, 83$ .minimum, JW. -Velocity of
wind nt 7 a. in., O in I lew per hoar. Stage
of water, 2.2 feet ,n fall of .1 foot In
laMt 24 bourn. Precipitation, none. .
Height Change Rain
cf since in
river last 24
' feet, report, hours
St., Paul .. 3.2 .00 .00
Red Wing 1.3 0.1 .00
Reed's Landing.. 1.1 0.1 .00
La Crosse 2.4 .01 ,00
Prairie du Chien. 2.3 0.1 .00
Dubuque 2.C . .00 .00
Le Claire 1.1 .00 .00
Davenport 2.2 0.1 .CO
Nearly stationary stages in the Miss
issippi will prevail from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Sept. 15 In History.-
1770 New York city captured by the
1789 James Fenlmore Cooper, writer
of Indian romances, born; died ISol.
1802 Surrender of Harpers Ferry, the
most important Federal surrender
of the war.
1907 Rear Admiral John Grimes Wal
ker, U. S. X, retired, died at High
rasture, X. II.; born 1825.
Sun sets 0:05, rises 5:37: moon rises
9:29 p. m.: moou's age 20 days.
Seven Head Destroyed in Barn
of Charles Crawford Near
BREAKS OUT IN MORNING
Owner Injured in Attempting to Save
Animals Neighbors Help Protect
About 1 o'clock this morning Charles
Crawford, living two miles west of Tay
lor Ridge, awoke to find his barn in
flames. Rushing out he attempted to
save his horses, seven of which were
stabled in the building, but found that
the fire had made such headway that
rescue was impossible. He was pain
fully, though not seriously burned in
the effort. The building and contents
was consumed. Xeighbors who were
quickly summoned worked till 4 o'clock
and by desperate efforts succeeded in
preventing the destruction of other
How the fire originated is not known
There is no reason to suspect that it
was of incendiary origin, though the
circumstances under which it started
- are peculiar. The most plausible ex
j pianation is that spontaneous combus-
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING. I
w. C.T.U. WILL
MEET IN MOLINE
Annual Convention of County
to be Held at Second. Metho- '
1 dist Church Sept. 22-23.
Mrs. Kuhl to Talk on Suffrage Gold
Medal Contest Will Be Feature
of Closing Session.
The annual convention of the Rock
Island County Woman's Christian Tem
perance union will be held at the Sec
ond Methodist church, Moline, Sept.
22 and 23. The first session will be
Tuesday afternoon and the closing
meeting will be Wednesday evening,
when the gold medal contest will be
held. The contestants for this medal
are: The Misses Clara MCLieay or Mo
line, Mildred Adams of Port Byron
Vaden Cox of Sllvls, Iva Wilson and
Irene Fitzsimmons of Milan, and Stan
ley Wilson, also of Milan. Rev. Rob
ert Henry of Moline will make the pre
sentation of the medal.
' State PrpHldmt Speak.
Mrs. Mary E. Kuhl, state president
of the W. C. T. U., will be present at
the meetings and will deliver an ad-
dress Tuesday afternoon on the sub
ject, "Shall Citizenship Be Based on
the Intelligence of the 'People or on
the Sex?" Other workers prominent
in the W. C. T. U. will be on the pro
The program in detail is given be
1:30 Devotional opening Mrs. Me
1:45 Appointment of committees.
1:50 Greetings from Frances Wil-
lard union, Mrs. Margarel McLeay
2 Response, Mrs. A. B. E. Adams,
county vice president.
2:10 Report of county president,
Mrs. Rose Simonson.
2:20 Reports of local unions: Rock
Island. Mrs. J. W.' Stawart; Moline.
Mrs. Lloyd; Moline (Willard) Mrs. M
McLeay; Port Byron. Airs. Carrie Mc-
Govern; Hillsdale, Mrs. Louise "Trow
bridge; Zuma, Mrs. D. W. Mumma;
Taylor Ridge, Mrs. Young; Reynolds
Mrs. Lois Ekstrom; Milan, Miss Cora
Potter; Cordova, Mrs. M. C. Switzer;
Silvis, Mrs. Lora Bell; Joslin, Mrs
Delia Kerr; Hillsdale (Central) Mrs
3:20 "Shall Citizenship Be Based
on the Intelligence of the People, or
on Sex? Mrs. Mary E. Kuhl. state
3:45 Treasurer's report, Miss Mabel
Auditor's report Mrs. A. E. Mont
Solo Mrs. Sadie Miller.
3:50 Reports qf county superinten
dents: Evangelistic. Mrs. McGovern;
anti-narcotics, Mrs. Tilbrook; enforce
ment of law, Mrs. Crawford; fairs,
Mrs. Mumma; legislation and fran
chise, Mrs. Crawford; medal contest,
Mrs. Donahoo. v
7:30 Music, boys' chorus.
7:45 Address, Mrs. Kuhl.
Music. - -
"The Silver Question" Mrs. Tunni-
- WedneMilay Morning;.
8:30 Meeting of executive commit
tee, consisting of county officers, local
presidents and superintendents of de
partments. ' s
9 : 30 Opening , exercises, Mrs. Ek
9:45 Reading .minutes.
9:50 Reports of executive.
10 Election of officers.
10:30 Nomination of delegates
10:35 "When Illinois Expects
Have Prohibition and How." Paper
hv Mrs. Stoddard. Discussion led by
11 Reports of county superinten
dents, continued: Loyal temperance
legion, Mrs.' Stoddard; press, Mrs.
Mattie Taylor; prison and jail. Dr.
Maria Edwards; school savings bank,
(Mrs. Huntoon; temperance literature,
Mrs. Garnett;. sciential temperance
Instruction," - Mrs., Huntoon; Sunday
school, Mrs. Minnie Hill ; mothers'
meetings, Mrs. Bearby.
11:40 Noontide prayer, Mrs. Fred
Wednesday Afternoon. v.
1 : 30 Praise service, Mrs. Mc-Gov-ern.
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1:40 Reports of committees.
1:50 "How Can the Church Best
; Enlist Its Membership in an Aggres
sive Warfare: Against the Liquor
Traffic?" Discussion led by Rev. D. S.
3 Question drawer, Mrs. Mary
Metzgar. I ' -
I 3:20 Memorial service, led by Mrs.
Solo "Face to Face," Mrs. Harriet
3:40 Reading of minutes.'
3:45 Miscellaneous business".
tfon' was responsible, a large quantity
of hay being stored In the building
Once the flames . started the entire
; building was enveloped almost in an
I.ox at Leant $32,000.
Besides the hay and the seveVnorses
all of Mr, Crawford's harness and some
of his implements were destroyed. The
loss on the building will be $1,000 or
more, that, on horses probably $1,200
and on hay and other contents $1,000
more, making an approximate total of
$3,200, partly covered by insurance.
Several other outbuildings are lo
cated a short distance from the barn.
and the residence is near enough to
be placed in Imminent danger from
flying sparks. 9
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Read H. K. Walker's want ads.
Enter Brown's Monday, Oct. 5.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Fresh fish at the Seventeenth
Street Cash store.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue
Decorations for all occasions. Long
View Floral company. Both phones.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 152G-152S Fourth ave
Wedding flowers funeral designs.
Long View Floral "comoany. Both
Catfish, croppies, sun fish and blacR
bass at the Seventeenlh Street Cash
markel. . r
Black bass, catfish, croppies and
sunfish at Maucker's market. Fourth
avenue and Seventeenth street.
Three fish days this week, the fin
est lot of. black bass ever brought to
the city at Maucker's Seventeenth
Street Cash market.
Justice G. Albert Johnson this after
noon officiated at the marriage of
Hairy Martin of Mt. Pleasant. Iowa,
and Miss Mamie Donely of Oitumwa.
Monday, Oct. 5, is the next opening
at Brown's Business college. Short
hand, bookkeeping and general busi
ness courses. Supplies free. Tele
phone west 550-L.
Directors of M. W. A. Decido to
Print Official Paper of the
ISSUE IS 250,000 A M0NIH
Two Publications Will Increase Reve
nues of Local Postoffice About
$25,000 a Year.
The Modern Woodmen will print the
official publication-of the Royal Neigh
bors of America at its new printing
building on Sixteenth street. The pa
per has been issued from Peoria, but
must now be issued from Rock Island,
this being the home of the society's
head office. This is the rule of the
postoffice department. The board of
directors of the Woodmen convened to
day in the monthly session. This
morning the proposition of printing
the official Royal Neighbors' paper was
taken up, and it was decided to take
the contract.. The Royal Neighbors'
paper is printed once a month, as is
the "Modern Woodman," and this
means considerable more work for the
new printing; department of the head
office.-. In fact, 250,000 copies of "The
Royal Neighbors" alone will have to be
turned out each month, which, with the
1,048,000 copies of the Modern Wood
man, means no little work. Each
month's issue of the Modern Woodman
weighs about 70 tons, and the Royal
Neighbors weighs about ,a fourth of
that. The papers will be mailed at
the rate of 1 cent a pound, making the
increased revenue of the local post
office each ' month about $2,000. It
would take a great many clerks at the
postoffice to take care of this immense
amount of mail, and it has been ar
ranged with the superintendent of the
Sixth district of the railway mail serv
ice to handle it directly from the pub
lication office, where it will be routed
and mailed under the supervision of
several clerks from the local postoffice
This practice may be discontinued
when the addition to the postoffice is
provided in accordance with a late
appropriation of congress.
InntalllnK BIk Vrnn.
The new press which will print the
papers Is being installed as rapidly as
possible and will be ready ' within
short time for work. When the build
ing is Anally finished it will be made
the occasion of a celebration at which
there will be speaking by a number
of prominent Woodmen.
Major C. W. Hawes and F. O. Van
Galder have returned from their trip
to Denver, which they made in the in
terests of the new sanitarium located
near there. They completed the pur
chase on behalf of the society of an
additional 300 acres of land to be add
ed'to the 1.C0O already possessed
was bought principally for the purpose
of getting possession of a mountain
stream which runs through it. The
stream will furnish the water for the
WILL HOLD AN ELECTION
Successor to Retired Naval Reserves
Officer It to Be Selected Sept. 26.
Lieutenant , S. R. Davis, commander
cf the local division of the naval re;
serves, has received notification that a
lieutenant commanding navigating of
ficer of the Eighth division of Illinois
Naval reserves will be elected at
You Should See Our
They re worth seeing, even if
large and the values are the best
West Second St.
meeting to be held in Chicago Sept. 2G.
Edward R. Mason, the present officer,
has served 11 years, and at his own
request he has been placed on the re
tired list. His successor will probably
be chosen from the officers of the di
vision in Chicago, as it is almost neces
sary for the navigating officer to re
Chicago, Sept. 15. Following are the
market quotations today:
September, 99y2, 100. 98, 99i.
December. 98, 99, 98'4. 99.
May, 101, 102, 101, 101.
September, 80, 80&, 80, 80.
December. C8, 68, C7, C8.
May, CC, CC, CC, 6C.
September, 4S, 4S, 4S, 48.
December, 49, 50, 49, 48.
September, 15.10, 15.15. 15.07, 15.10.
October, 15.35, 15.37, 15.12, 15.20. .
January, 1C.97, 1G.97, 1C.77, 1C.92. 1
September, 10.10, 10.17, 10.05, 10.12.
October, 10.20, 10.25, 10.05, 10.15.
January, 10.00, 10.02. 9.S7, 9.92.
September, 9.C0, 9.75, 9.C0, 9.70.
October, 9.80, 9.85, 9.C5, 9.75.
January, 8.95, 9.00, 8.85, 8.90.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing cables Wheat
to higher, corn higher. '
Receipts today Wheat, - 105 ; corn, !
11: oats. 3C0: hogs. lO.tKlO: cattle.!
,500; sheep, 3,500.
nug uiaitvjri upeiieu 511'M.uy. nugs
left over, 3.000. Light, $G.657.30;
good heavy, $C.707.40; mixed and
butchers, $C.C57.40; rough heavy, I
Cattle market, opened dull and weak.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs, 4,500; cattle, 9,500.
.Kansas City Hogs, 12,000; cattle,
Hog market closed strong to 5 cents
higher. Light. $6.70 7.37: mixed and
hnthl0 fsi T AT . .rtns1 hanw '
$C.707.50; rough heavy, $G.70C95.
Cattle market closed v.eak shade
lower. Beeves. $3.G0ffl7.C0; cows and
heifers, $1.755.70; stockers and feed
Northwestern receipts: -Minneapolis
Today, 785; last week,
759; last year. 330. -
Duluth Today, 1.0G5; last week, 1,-
097; last year, 191.
New York Stocks.
New York, Sept. 15. Following are
the quotations on the stock market
U. P. 1C5, U. S. Steel preferred 109,
U. S. Steel common 46, Reading
134, Rock Island preferred 34. Rock
Island common 18, Northwestern
161, Southern Pacific 108, N. Y. Cen-.
Northern 134, Northern Pacific 141,
L. & N. 1074. Smelters 90, C. F. I.
34, Canadian Pacific 172, Illinois
Central 143, Penna 123, Erie 29.'
Lead 81. C. & O. 42Vi. B. R. T. 51,
B. & O. 98, Atchison 89, Locomo-i
tive 45. Sugar 131, St. Paul 139.
Copper 7G, Republic Steel preferred
81, Republic Steel common 22. South
ern Ry. 21. T . .
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. II
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel. ,
Rock Island, Sept. 15. Following ara
the wholesale prices in the local mar
. .. Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 20c. . . - ..
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c:
springs, 12c pound. ,
- Butter Dairy, 22c. . -1 u.
Lard 10c. ' : :
Vegetables Potatoes, COc; onions,
50c to 60c. - -; . - .
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 82c; oats, 47c to 50c;
A New Suit, Skirt, Coat, Waist, Far or New Hat
; Vllat woman is not interested ; just now in one or all of
these? , And no store can offer better facilities in every way
for the purchase of these garments than ours.
Our Daylight Departments are filled
. to overflowing with fashion's latest pro
ductions of the best Eastern garment
manufacturers, an exposition of style ana
variety such as few stores on this
nent can equal, and the price part is
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overlooked here. We pride ourselves
upon the success of our efforts in bring
ing the new and beautiful within reach
of the modest purse. We call your
special attention to the Suits we have marked at $15, $20 and
$25: Suits that are made up to fashion's dictates of such ma
terials as Broadcloth, fancy Serges and Worsteds in plain col
ors and striped effects, some elaborately trimmed, others
strictly Tailored, every one an exceptional value.
New Skirts, Coats, Waists,
you're not ready to buy
have ever shown.
The mee ffihe
wheat, 85c to 90c.
Forage Timothy hay, $C50 to $9:
prairie, $7.50 to $9; clover, $10 to $11;
l.g COMING TO ol
Of the Year
Clean, Instructive, Amusing.
Novelty events each day.
Positively the finest and only reproduction of the cele
brated Manhattan Beach program.
WEBB'S EDUCATED SEALS
Displaying almost human intelligence. .
European gymnasts of highest rank.
7 MERODIAS 7
Astonishing wheel riders.
NoVello's Wonderful Combination of
Performing Elephants, Ponies and
. Dogs. Eleven People.
The Most Remarkable Act of the Age.
The Human Fly. The Roman Rings.
Death Defying High Dive. 120 Feet
Byrne Trio of Sharpshooters.
Startling exhibition of marksmanship. -:
Many Other Attractions of Highest Merit.
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, The C. W. Parker Exposition
The Old Southern Plantation.
Magnificent Electric Illumination
A Show . Without an Equal in the West.
The Only Permanent Amusement Enterprise
in the Three Cities.
Rock Island, Sept. 28-Oct 3
conti - .
Furs and Millinery
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
3 l'AiA3lirtyf" t
Two classes daily. Liberal cash
Free entry- Free stable room
on the grounds. (
Valuable prizes. No entry fee