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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 4. 1908.
HEAD OF Y.M.C.A.
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Board of Directors of Association
.' Meets and Elects Officers
. ' for: Coining Year.
VACANCIES ARE FILLED
was organized In 1903, and controls
the Hudson River Power company,
Hudccn River Electric company- and
Hudson River.: Power Transmission
company,.- leather .villi various sub
companies owned by the last two
named, supplying central and eastern
New York state with power. The
authcrized capital stock was $10,000,
000, of, whlcj $5.iyo,000 wa3 issued.
The total funded debt of the corpora
tion, according to its last statement,
was $G,C83.500. Net earnings for 1907
F. A. Graves and W. Carr Added as Di
rectors New President Was Once
The board of directors of the Y. M.
C. A. met Monday night and reorgan
ized the board for (he following year.
At the last meeting of the members of
the association two of the members
whose terms had expired were re
elected and the board used its power
WILL NOT ALTER
FORM OF CLUB
Island City Boating Association's Af
fairs Arranged by. Loans from
Members Without Security.
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The members of the Island City
Boating association held a very spir
ited meeting Monday nig'ii at the cub
house and the financial affairs of thv
club were thoroughly gone into to see
whether the proposition of certain
members of the club regarding the
loan of enough money to pay the debts
of the club was a necessary measure'.
A number of the members finally pro
posed to each loan the club $10 with
out security and this proposition was
taken up. Those who make the loan
will not be given charge of the affairs
of the club as was at first proposed
and the club business will be in the
hands of the regularly elected officers
of the club. If in the spring the club
is in such financial condition that it
can pay back the loan from the mem
bers it is expected to do so. '
It was voted by the meeting to or
der the club house closed for the sea
son Nov. 15. Soon after that the
booms will be taken away to a place
of safety for the winter and the club
house will be locked up until next
Ernest E. . Bohnhof ot Davenport,
Crushed by Her Death, Ends
His Own Life.
HE TAKES CARBOLIC ACID
Had Gone to Cemetery to Place Flow
ers on Newly Made Mound Had
Planned the Deed.
G. C. BLAKSLEE,
New I'risUU-nt of Y. M. C.
of filling vacancies by appointing F.
A. Graves and V. Carr as members
of the board. Officers were then se
lected as follows:
President G. C. Blakslee.
Vice President H. J. Olmsted.
Treasurer F. A. Graves.
Recording Secretary Dr. W. E. Mar
tin. Hun Much Kxprrlrncc.
G. C. Blakslee, the new president,
Las a record for Y. M. C. A. work that
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equaling. He has been a member of
the Young Men's Christian association
for 31 years and served as general sec
retary for 10 years. He was secretary
of the local association for nearly five
years, from 1891 to 1S95, and he has
been on the board of directors for five
years. Mr. Blakslee has always been
of much service in all the projects of
the association, due to his knowledge
along Y. M. C. A. lines, and under his
presidency the association will un
doubtedly become even stronger than
it is at present.
OCTOBER AN ORDINARY
MONTH, RECORDS SHOW
Less Precipitation Than Usual and
There Were an Unusual Number
of Clear Days, However.
Ernest E. Bohnhof, 1317 West Eighth
street, Davenport, committed suicide
Monday morning while grieving over
the death of his wife, who died six
weeks ago. Her death was a blow that
he seemed unable to recover from.
Yesterday afternoon he went to the
cemetery, intending to place some flow
ers on her grave. His brother William
accompanied him, but soon after arriv
ing at the grave, the brother was ask
ed to get some water from a well
nearby, and his departure left the dis
tracted man alone. He at once produc
ed a bottle containing carbolic acid
and drank the contents. The brother
turned at nearly the same instant, and
he saw the young man in the act of
drinking out of the bottle and then
saw him fall . He called for help as he
rushed to his side, but death seemed
almost instantaneous, and a doctor who
arrived shortly found the man dead.
The coroner's jury which investigated
the case returned a verdict of suicide
while distracted with grief over his
Vn a Satire of Unvcnport.
Mr. Bohnhof was a native of Daven
port, where he was bora in 1883. Five
years ago he was united in marriage
with Miss Martha Pringle, who died
about six weeks ago. A 4-year-old son
is left an orphan by his father's death.
His parents, two brothers, William and
Christian, and a sister, Mrs. Diedrich
Rivers and Harbors congress that
waterway improvement was not a po
litical but an economic question of
the utmost importance to the true de
velopment of the enormously large
agricultural, industrial aud commercial
interests of the United States, all of
which are now suffering front inade
quate transportation facilities. There
should be thoroughly representative
delegations ' from every state in the
union, from every city and from all
commercial, agricultural and indus-!
trial organizations to the meeting of
the National Rivers and Harbors con-'
ress. Both parties, and the candi-1
dates of both parties hp.ve declared
themselves in favor of J the definite '
plan of waterway improvements as !
urged by the congress, the delibera
tions and the action of which will be
of the greatest possible benefit to all
classes and conditions depending on
transportation that is to say the en
Stockholders Meet In Annual Session,
and Indicate Approval of Year's
October wa5 ' a very ordinary sort
of a month, according to data present
ed by Observer Sherier. The tem
perature averaged 54 or a single de
gree above the average for the last
:57 years, and the, rainfall amounted
to .87 inches, which is 1.42 Inches be
low normal. The result is an accum
ulated excess since Jan. 1 of 443. In
other words it has averaged 1.3 de
grc3s warmer each day of the year
to date than is usually the case. The
deficiency in rainfall since Jan. 1 is
.54 inches. The highest temperature
recorded during the month, was 81 on
the 15th. and the lowest was 30 on
the 31st. The greatest daily range
was 32 on the 4th aud the least daily
range wa3 5 on the 23th. There were
17 clear days, six partly cloudy and
KEEP IT IN MIND
Annual Meeting of National Rivers and
Harbors Congress Held
IS GOING INTO BUSINESS
BUY AURORA DAILY NEWS
R. C. Pearce Leases Becker Cafe
R. C. Pearce, Letter known
"Dick," formerly prominently connect- kins for
L. C. Wolf, Rail President, and Sena
tcr Hopkins, New Owners.,
Aurora, 111., Nov. 3. After nearly a
year of negotiations, L. C. Wolf, presi
dent of the Aurora, Elgin & Chicago
Traction company, and Senator Albert
I J. Hopkins have purchased the Aurora
a Daily News. The paper opposed Hop-
0 years when owned by W,
ed with, the Harper and Rock Island S. Frazier, father of the owner, L. B
houses in this city and now steward Frazier, who has just sold out. Cap-
of the new Hotel Davenport, 13 to go tain C. H. Smith, president of the
into business for himself in Daven- Western Wheeled Scraper works, is
port shortly. He has resigned his also in the deal, according to reports,
present position to take effect Dec. 1
and will then open a new cafe at 103 BOATS COLLIDE ON POTOMAC
East Second street. This is the old
Becker cafe. The building will be One Man Loses Life in Accident Three
of fixtures! Miles Below. Washington
I Washington, Nov. 3. Early today a
'collision occurred between the steamer
COMPANY "City of Washington,, bound from Nor-
folk for this city, and the ferry Laka
Hudson River Electric Power Has wanna, bound from Washington to
Funded Debt of $9,683,5G0. Alexandria, in the Potomac river,
Norwich, N. Y., Nov. 3. Receivers throe miles oelow Washington. One
have been appointed for the Hudson man, unidentified was cither killed or
Rivsr Electric PoT.er company, which drowned
improved and a costly et
The stockholders of the Rock Island
Plow company held their annual meet
ing Monday afternoon. The reorgan
ization of the company in the last year
was given some consideration, and the
approval of the course of the directors
was evidenced by the fact that all of
the old board, seven in number,were
reelected. The meeting of the direc
tors for the purpose of electing the of
ficers for the year will be held at some
later date. Frederick Weyerhaeuser,
who under the new organization is
heavily interested in the company, was
not present at the meeting yesterday,
but will he here when the directors
IMPORTANT TO COUNTRY
Time and Place Favorable to Making
Deep Impress . Upon Character
In Quick Baking
Call and Examine
The approaching convention of the
National Rivers and Harbors congress
to be held in Washington Dec. 4, 5
and C, will be of the utmost import
ancs to trade, commercial and agri
cultural interests iu the entire couu-
try. It is inevitable that there can be
neither increase or decrease in trans
portation facilities without the effects
of the one or the other operating to
the benefit or to the loss of all inter
ests the consumer no less than the
producer. The National Rivers and
Harbors congress was ttfe pioneer in
the. demand for a policy .with refer
ence to waterway improvements. The
advocacy of projects was .and ever
would be. a stumbling block in the
way of genuine advancement of the
cause of waterway improvement and
the fact is sufficiently demonstrated
in the other fact that today, and not
withstanding the appropriations made
by the congress of.the United States
less than 7 per cent or the more than
25,000 miles of inland waterways of
the country have been Improved and
wuii not all improvements undertaken
even approaching completion
Kcd Definite Plan.
The need' is for a definite plan of
waterway improvement as part of the
settled policy, of. the government;
with adequate annual appropriations,
abandoning the inefficient policy of
appropriations z. for projects as Hon
. William H. Taf t put it before the Deep
; Waterways convention at Chicago
when he said:
"A policy v.hich brooks such delay
is wasteful, if nothing worse. Some
steps toward a new departure in river
and harbor appropriations are appar
ent in the rivers and harbors bill
passed by the 58th congress, wherein
provision is made for the completion
of a much . larger proportion of pro
jects than in any previous measure
Perhaps the greatest influence toward
framing a broad, comprehensive and
j progressive policy of river ?.nd harbor
i Improvements is being erxerted by the
National River6 and Harbors congress,
of which your association is a mem
ber. . Its motto is a policynot a pro
Jetc. Through its work the question
of waterway improvements has been
most, prominently and - . favorably
brought before the public and men of
the highest- character and influence
throughout the country arc enlisted iu
Its cause." .
Bryan In Sympathy.
In like manner, and 1 at the same
convention,., Hon. . W. J. Bryan urged
LOW CO. DIRECTORS
ARE ALL REELECTED
A NATIONAL' INVENTORY.
The Conservation Commission Finding
Out What America Owns.
Although only a short time has
elapsed since President Roosevelt ap
pointed the national conservation com
mission, the actual work of taking
stock of the nation's natural resource
has begun. This work will be carried
oti vigorously in order to enable the
commission to make its report to the
president by Jan. 1. A large amount
of material embracing the subject of
conservation waters, forests, lands
and miucrals already is available iu
the executive departments. Other im
portant data will be collected through
special channels, including state con-
servatiou commissions now . beins
formed, oud some . of the great ua
tional organizations represented at the
White House co?fercuce.
By early fall the commission expects
to have in hand sufficient materia! 10
begin the study of the inventory of
the resoufces of the United States, and
by the middle of October it Lopes to
have the greater part of this material
In hand, 1 so that the full commission.
which wiil hold its first meeting on
Dec. 1, may at once take up the work.
One week later the commission will
hold a joint meeting In Washingtou
with the governors of the states or
their representatives with the view of
securing further and closer co-operation
with the various state commis
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Neglect or pessimism we believe is
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The Baseball Umpire.
That gentleman who is to , umpire
the game today is an old friend of
mine," said the mild mannered base
ball fan to bis neighbor as they sat
leaning forward In the grand stand-
He's one of the squarest and finest of
men. les, sir, hes as nice a fel Sny,
watch the graceful attitude of our first
batter! He's got his eye with hlr.i to
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'A strike." replied his neighbor.
'Now, what do you think of that?
Ball went a mile wide of the plate!
Well, umpires will make mistakes. I've
At this juncture a crack rent the air.
aud the ball sailed on a lino toward th
left field fence. The mild mannered
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Look at that cuss go, will you? Make
ft What's that?"
The umpire called It a foul!"
A foul? He's crazy! Say, Mr.
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Say, man, you're the limit! Throw
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umpire! You're rotten! . Rotten! Rot
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Cream flour, per sack $1.30
Granulated sugar, 19 lbs.... $1.00
Choice potatoes, per bn 70c
Onions, per bu 60c
Tomatoes, 3 cans for 25c
Corn, 2 cans for 15c
Peas, 2 cans for 25c
Pork and beans, 3 lb. can... 10c
Scotch peas, 3 qts. for 25c
Sauer kraut, 2 qts. for 15c
Corn meal, per sack 20c
Rye meal, per sack 45c
Rye flour, per sack 50c
Graham flour, per sack 30c
Perk loins, per ib. 1 11c
Pork shoulders, per lb 9c
Sirloin steak, per lb 12c
Porterhouse steak, per lb.. .12'jC
Round steak, per lb 12'c
Rib roast, per lb 10c
Chuck roast, per lb 8c
Boiling meat, per lb 6c
Hamburger, per lb 10c
Veal roast, lb 12'2C and iSc
Veal stew, per lb 9c
Kohr's regular hams, lb 15c
Kohr's picnic nams. lb "c
Bacon, per lb ' 15c
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