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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, FEBRUARY l, 1909.
OAR IS BURNED;
Otto Huber's Big Limousine Explodes,
i and Mrs. I. Huber and Daughter
v Are Hurt.
BOTH ENVELOPED IN FLAMES
Occupants of Machine Sustain Painful
' Burns in Accident on Fort Arm
the proprietor as to who the burglars
Wntb a Fine Muehine.
The burned automobile' which was a
"G" model White Steamer limousine of j
30-borse power, was fully covered by
Insurance carried by Robert Bennett's!
agency. " The car .was owned by Otto
Iluber, and he had purchased a Pierce
Arrow car some time ago and it was
to have been delivered by Jan. 12, but
it did not arrive.
TWO MATTERS UP
Filter Plant Specifications and Limita
tion Ordinante Before Coun-'
WANT A STRONG
MAN OR NONE
Aldermen Will Follow Up Action in
Committee of Whole Saloon Meas
ure Up for Adoption.
Committee Considering Democratic!
Nomination for Mayor Follows
Idea of Last Meeting.
Mrs. I. Iruber and daughter. Miss
Lily Huber. were the victims of aa
automobile accident last evening and
sustained very painful injuries. Their
White Steamer limousine car, valued
at $1,500, was totally destroyed and
their escape from death was littlo
short of maivelous. Mrs. Huber and
her daughter were returning from
Davenport about 11 o'clock, being
members of a party that had
another automobile and a car
riage containing a number of their
friends. Just as the limousine, which
was in the lead, turned off the Rock
Island bridge into Fort Armstrong
avenue on the arsenal, the gasoline
tank exploded with a report that was
heard by people living in Davenport
several miles away. The tank was lo
cated under the rear seat of the car,
the one on which Mrs. Huber and her
daughter were seated. The force of
the explosion blew out the rear end of
the car, which was a closed one, an-!,
hurled tho ladies towards the front of
the cab. Instantly the entire car was
enveloped in a :nass of flames from
the gasoline which came from the
Are Tnkrn From Car.
The prompt action of James Houlds
dorth, the . chauffeur, who has been
with the Huher family for eight years,
without doubt saved the lives of tho
two ladies. Without setting' the brake
and so stopping the car which would
have caused the flames to envelope the
car more completely, he sprang from
his seat and jerked open the door of the
cab. The ladies were in a mass of flames
by this time and the chauffeur's hands
were badly burned as he dragged the la
dies from the blazing interiorof the cab
By this time Oscar Schmidt, who
with Mrs. Peter Fries, was in the car
riage behind the ill-fated limousine,
.came to his aid, and assisted in re
moving the ladies from the burning
Immediately following the explosion,
the street passed over by the burning
car became a veritably furnace. Tb.3
gasoline from the tank flowed steadily
from the car at it swept along and the
whole street seemed to be aflame. Mr.
Schmidt jumped from his carriage and
dashed through the flames to the car.
"He assisted the chauffeur in getting
the ladies out and then the men wrap
ped them in -blankets to extinguish
the blaze which still covered them.
The machine which had stopped by
this time was a mass of flames and it
was soon a total loss.
Mrs. Huber and Miss Huber were
placed In Mr. Schmidt's carriage and
taken to their home, 2ol4 Third ave
nue. Physicians who were called immediately-after
the accident - arrived
soon afterwards and medical atten
tion was given to the victims of the
accident. It was found that both the
. ladies were severely burned about the
face and arms and that their hair was
burned somewhat. Houldsdorth's in
juries were confined to his face and
, hands which had suffered from the
- iiHim a aim ucit y uuv hud i i j ct t ' i
In getting the ladies out of the car.
Airs. HUDer, being or ratner aavancea
age, is in a precarious condition from
the injuries and the shock following
the accident. Miss Huber was not so
seriously burned, and suffered less
from the shock.
Break Into DruK Store.
, The physicians who were summoned
were unable to find a drug store open
at that time of night where they could
procure cotton and bandages with
which to dressthe burns so they broke
a window in one of the -down town
drug stores and helped themselves to
what they needed, leaving word for
A call for another meeting of the
democrats of the city at the Turner
hall tomorrow evening has given rise
to further discussion of the possible
candidates for the nomination for
mayor. The committee which war
named to investigate the matter is
disposed to act in accordance with the
wishes of the meeting, and either se
lect a man who will prove of excep
tional strength, or leave the place on
the ticket vacant. Among those who
have been suggested for the nomina
tion are Hon. T. J. Medill. C. B. Mar
shall, M. II. Sexton, C. S. McDaniel,
Daniel Corken and Alderman Fran!:
William Cochran today filed his peti
tion for a place on the primary ballot
as a candidate for "the democratic
nomination Tor alderman in the Fifth
CABLE MINES ABANDONED
Coal Valley Mining Company Is Hav
ing Machinery Removed.
The Coal Valley Mining company' J
mine at Cable has been abandoned,
and the coal mining operations at
Cable are soon to be a matter of his-
ory. Active mining has already ceas- recently adopted in Davenport. Siml
ed. and workmen are removing the
The city council this, evening wili
take action on two important propasi
tions, one the adoption of the general
requirements of the proposed new me
chanical filter plant, and the other
the passage or rejection of the ordi
nance which fixes a limit on the num
ber of saloon licenses to be issued to
one for each 500 population.
The council has already informally.
in committee of the whole session,
adopted the filter plant specifications,
and the full text of the requirements
has been published in the official news
papers of the city. The council has
shown a disposition to afford the pe
pie of the city every opportunity o
become familiar with the filter project
before taking any decisive action. A
hearing will undoubtedly be granted
to any citizen who finds reasonable o'o
jection to the specifications as pre
pared, and in fact several of the alder
men have made it their business to se
cure the opinions privately of contrac
tors and others familiar with such
The Saloon Ordinance.
The limitation ordinance is to come
up for adoption. It has been formally
considereJ, and was taken up in the
committee of the whole. The ordi
nance is modeled after the Chicago
ordinance, and is similar to the on
machinery and equipment which has
been the basis of the chief industry
of the town for CO years. The last
coal was raised from the shaft ' Wed
nesday. It remains to be seen wh.
effect the abandonment of the mill"
will have on the town. There are
those who venture the prediction that
in a short time there will be little left
lar restrictions are in force in a num
ber of other cities. The ordinance as
The Argus has heretofore stated, is
the one that ought to pass.
lion. William McEniry is in Xew
David N'oftsker is critically ill at hi:
Hon. William Jackson and wife
leave next week for California lor a
three month's vis-it.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Stoddard will
leave this evening for a visit of a few
days in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Thomas Young of Chicago is in
the city visiting at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Teska.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cozad, 1445 Four
tcenth street, are the parents ot a
bright little daughter, born Thursday.
E. D. Fisher of Sears went to Louis
ville, Ky., today to attend a conven
tion of men interested in the canning
Joint Program by Two Societies Given
at College for Those Just
GOOD PROGRAM ENJOYED
Attendance is Large in Spite of the
Weather Carl Johnson of Osco
.. Meets With Accident.
The joint reception by the Adelphic
and Phrenokosmian societies of Augus-
tana college Saturday evening was one
of the most successful social events
of the season at the college. The re
ception was held in honor of the new
students who have enrolled this term
Although the weather was not all that
could have been desired, still more
than o00 students braved the Cold in
R. P. Hampton left this morning for order to cnjoy tne event.
The. program was furnished by tal
ent from both societies, and the col
lege band and Wennerberg chorus
added spice to the program by render
Grinnell, Iowa, to take up the duties
of his new position as district manager
of the Iowa Bell Telephone company.
Dr. S. B. Hall and W. H. Ludewig
will leave tomorrow for a trip in the mg two numbers each
southern part of lexas. where they I, n full fviinwc-
will look over the hind with a view of
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Denkmann left
the city this morning on a trip in the
south to spend tho winter. They will
visit New Orleans and other points of
Miss Hildora Engman was removed
Saturday evening from the Moline city
hospital, where she was operated upon
for appendicitis to her home. 102!)
George Tillman of this city has re-
Music College band.
Remarks( George H. Ryden.
Song Wennerberg chorus. '
Baritone solo William Trimble.
Piano Florence Spaulding.
Music College band.
Piano duet Misses Jacobson and
Song Wennerberg chorus.
At the conclusion of the program
games occupied the remainder of the
evening. After refreshments had been 7
served, the reception closed with, a
on, u. C, in April. ;rne program
committee for the year was also cho
sen, that committee to consist of Mrs.
Frank Bahnsen. Mrs. B. D. Connelly
and Mrs. G. G. Craig. The ladies also
decided to celebrate in some fitting
manner the centenary of Lincoln's
birth, arrangements for which are not
complete. The next meeting of the
chapter will be. held 011 the evening
of Feb. 20 at the home of Mrs. C. L.
Walker. C1C Twentieth street, and will
be a social gathering to which each
member will bring a friend. Supper
will be served at C:30 and the evening
pent in a social way. The hostesses
will .be Mrs. C. L. WalkerMrs. Frank
Bahnsen, Mrs. Mary Montgomery and
Miss Louise Montgomery.
W. C. T. U. Coffee. The ladie.s of
the Woman's Christian Temperance
union gave a-coffee in the parlors of
the First Baptist church Saturday af
ternoon. Because of the cold weather
the attendance was not large. Miss
Ruth Johnson gave three nicely render
Dd violin solos, and little Miss Alice
Journey, who has a very sweet voice
sang three numbers. The affair was
quite informal and much enjoyed.
Surprised on Wedding Anniversary.
Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Smith were sur
prised at the home of Mrs. Anna E.
Davis, 547 Twenty-third street, Satur
day evening, a company of friends call
ing during the evening to help them
celebrate the 25th -anniversary of their
marriage. F. O. Van Galder in behalf
of the company presented Mrs. Smith
with a set of bouillon spoons. The ev
ening was spent in social'conversation
Putman - Dammann. Rev. Ira O.
Nothstein at the parsonage of Grace
Lutheran church Saturday afternoon
officiated at the marriage of Miss Er
mina Dammann to Roy Putman, both
of Muscatine. They were unattended
Mr. Putman is in the employ of th
Muscatine street railway company and
he and his bride will reside in that
ASSES TO REST
Mrs. Ne:s Fjrsander, Wife of College
Instructor, Dies at Augus
To Give Valentine Fair. The pupils
of the Villa de Chantal will conduct a
valentine fair at the Villa for the ben
fit of the library Thursday, Feb. 11,
from 2 to 9:30 o'clock.'
L. A. to B. R. T. Card Party. The
Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen will give a card
party tomorrow afternoon at 2:03 a:
O. E. S. Sewing Society. The O. E
S. Sewing society will meet at Ma
sonic temple tomorrow afternoon at
SECTION MEN'S CAR BURNS
Flames Take the Rock Island's Equip
ment in the Yards.
A box car in Jtfie Rock Island yards
near the Thirty-first street depot used
by a number of the section men as
cook car, caught on fire this mornin
about 11 o'clock and was destroyed be
fore tne fire department winch was
called arrived on' the scene. Several
other cars used' as ' sleeping apart
ments were damaged also. Chief Has
iings was called this morning to S. M.
Arndt & Co.'s cigar store on Second
avenue, to extinguish a blaze on the
roof. But little damage was done.
REMAINS ABE BROUGHT HOME
Funeral Services Will Be Held Tomor
row, and All School Activities
Will Be Suspended.
Mrs. Nels Forsander, COS Thirty-
eighth street, died Saturday morning
at the Augustana hospital in Chicago,
where she was taken from her home in
this city about a week ago to undergo
an operation for cancer of the stom
ach. At the first examination the uhy-
;icians concluded that her case was
00 far advanced for rcHef by an oper-
nion ana mat death was merelv a
natter of a few days at the most. SIvj
ingered on for a week, however, be-
ore passing to her final rest. At her
leathbed were her husband, Dr. Nel
'orsander of the faculty of Auguslana
:ollege, Mrs. A. Noorbom of Sioux
City, her sister, and Mrs. Joshua Has-
elquist of this . city. The remains
ivere brought here Saturday evening
accompanied by the relatives men
Mrs. Forsander was born in Sweden
Aug. 4, 1852, and came to this coun
try in 1SC9. Six years later she was
united in marriage at Burlington, Iowa,
ith Dr. Nels Forsander, who has been
connected with Augustana college for
the last 20 years in the chair of
hurch history. Mrs. Forsander lived
in this city all that time and her no
bility of character won for her a high
ilacfe in the esteem of hundreds of
students and others connected with the
college whose good fortune it was to
become acquainted with her. She is!
survived by her husband and her
adopted daughter, Mrs. Emily Hanner-
gren of Moline and her sister. Mrs. A.
Norrbom of Sioux City, Iowa.
The funeral services will be held to
morrow afternoon at the home at I
o'clock and from the Ziou Lutheran
church at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Forsander
was a charter member of this church.
was one of he most active of its mem
bers in doing charitble deeds. The
services will be conducted by Rev. E.
K. Jonson of the Zion church. Burial
will take place at Chippiannock ceme
tery. Classes and all student activi
ties at Augustana college will be sus
pended; during the afternoon, as a
mark of respect for Mrs. Forsander.
The services at the home will beJ
brief, and prayer will be offered by
Rev. O. V. Holmgrain. There will be
WE WISH TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR
ROCK ISLAND FACTORY SALES ROOMS AT NO. 122
EAST SEVENTEENTH STREET, MITCHELL & LYNDE
BUILDING, WHERE WE HAVE ON EXHIBITION FOUR
STYLES OF OUR 1909 MODEL.
ARTISTA PLAYER PIANOS
WE CLAIM AND CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY
ARE MECHANICALLY, MUSICALLY AND ARCHITEC
TURALLY FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY PLAYER PIANO
NOW ON THE MARKET, BARRING NONE.
IF YOU CONTEMPLATE BUYING A PLAYER PI
ANO WE WOULD ADVISE YOU TO SEE ALL THE
OTHER MAKES, GET ALL THEIR GOOD POINTS,
THEN SEE THE ARTISTA. THIS WILL PLEASE US,
AND THE ARTISTA WILL PLEASE YOU THE MOST.
LINCOLN DAY PLANS
Entertainment Committee of Rock Is
land Club Secures Able Speakers
The entertainment committee of tho
committee has secured Judge E. O.
Brown of Chicago as a speaker, and
his subject will be "The Plain Man of
the Plain People." Judge M. J. Wade
of Iowa City is to speak on Lincoln as
Your taxes, real and personal, are
now due. You can pay the same at
my office, with Schriver & Schriver
.attorneys. 1712 Second avenue. Of-
four speakers at the' services at the j Rock Island Club has practically com- fice hours, 9 to 12 a. m., and 2 to 5 p.
nhiii), n'A T".- T ' A I .-.. V, ,-,,.,, ...Till , j , . , . . , ,
an extended visit.
Mrs. G. T. Kramer,
street, this morning submitted to an
operation at St. Anthony's hospital.
Her condition is reported this after
noon to be favorable for a speedy re
signed his position as ladies tailor grand' march.
morning he departed for California for , 1 injured.
ian juinisiui, a lirsi year acauemy
5i!G Fifteen' h student at Augustana college, met with
a peculiar accident Saturday afternoon
at the boys dormitory, where he lives.
Young Johnson had been out for a
walk, and was returning to his room
on the second floor of the dormitory.
Just as was stepping through the door
of his room, some Ice that had formed
on the heel of his shoe caused him to
slip and fall. .
.As he fell to the floor, his left leg
doubled beneath his body, breaking
both bones , beneath the knee. The
young man called for help, and fellow
Students came to his aid. .'Dr. F. O.
Ringnell was called and set the broken
lKines. He stated that the fractures
were not bad ones, and ought to heal
within a short time. Johnson's home
is In Osco, III
HAVE YOU TRIED
The Meeker Salt Shaker?
IT IS THE MOST PRACTICAL OF, THEM ALL. NO
HARD SALT. NO DUST. ALWAYS CLEAN AND DRY.
WE HAVE THEM IN CUT GLASS.
mmm- ' " "m
J. RAMSER. Jeweler.
Colored Preacher's Text.
A cfllorcd man in Atlanta, "Ja.. is a
preacher on Sundays nnd a harbor on
.reek days. One of his customers
makes It a rule to 1k first in the chair
on Monday morning, when he is sure
of lelng entertained by a resume of
"Unci Rnstus'" Sunday dissertation.
At night the family always looked for
the latest from the colored brother.
This was one of his recent effusions:
"Yesterday I took for my text 'Clean
liness am next to godliness.' and I
dim reach my rlimax wid dis argu
ment: 'Now, what day follows Sun
day? Why, Monday. Monday is
wash day in all well reg'lated fam
blies. Monday comes nex to Sun
lay; so, my briHiden. that settles It
that the words of my tex' am true,
'Cleanliness am nex to godliness.""
-Chicago 'Record-Herald. ,
church, and Dr. L. G. Abrahams-on will
iffer the prayer. Those who will speak
are Dr. G. A. Audreen, Dr. C. E. Lind-
berg. Dr. S. G. Youngert and Rev. E K
Jonson, who will have general charge
of the services. Musical numbers will
be given by Mrs. Edla Lund
The pall bearers are to be the fol-
owing: Rev. Jules Mauritzson and
Rev. C. J. Bengston. representing the
clergy; Emil Bergren and Waldo Eke
berg, representing the student body o!
Augustana and Joshua Hasselquist airl
A. G. Anderson, representing the Aud;
ustana Book Concern.
Mr. Mary J. Hepi
Mrs. Mary J. Repine, 723 Fourth
avenue, died this morning at 3 o'clock
from the infirmities of old age. She
was born in 1822 in West Moreland
county, Pennsylvania, and would have
been 87 years old February 9. She is
survived- by four childrel, Margaret
Flora, Judd and Minnie, all at home
The funeral will be held Wednesday
fternoon at 2 o'clock from the homi
and will be private. The family re
quests that no flowers be sent.
Funeral of Mm. IlelHenroth,
" The funeral of Mrs. Katherina
Deisenroth, 1120 Ninth avenue, was
held this morning from St. Mary's
church. Father Adolph Geycr conduct
ed the services which were , attended
by many of Mrs. Deisenroth's friends.
Burial took place at Calvary cemetery
pleted the arrangements for the an- m. Open Wednesday and Saturday ev-
nual Lincoln day banquet, which this enings from 7 to 9 o'clock.
year will be of unusual significance be- J. B. JOHNSON, Collector.",
cause of the fact that this is the cen- Please bring last year's tax receipt
tennial of the birth of Lincoln. The with you.
Too Much Quiet. .
On one occasion the hustling and
energetic archbishop of York, Dr.
Maclaean. wrote to the vicar in an
outlying village suggesting that he
should lend his church for the purpose
of giving the clergy of the district a
"quiet day" for meditation and frater
nal reunion. The witty vicar of this
sleepy hamlet in the wolds promptly
replied: ... -
My Dear Ixrd Archbishop Your very
kind letter to hand. But what the people
In this village want mont in their spiritual
life is not a "quiet day." but an earth
quake. ' .
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.
D. A. R. Meeting. The Fort Arm
strong chapter. Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution held the . January
meeting Saturday afternoon at the
home of the regent, Mrs. A. H. Mc-
Candless, 903 ... Twenty-third street
Mrs. C. C. Carter was chosen as ' re
gent alternate delegate to the national
2 convention which meets in Washing-
An Appeal For Mercy.
"Judge," said4 the prisoner, "I sup
pose you're going to soak me."
"You are n habitual offender." re
plied the Judge; "were caught with the
etolen goods, and the court will have
to do Its painful duty."
"I don't "want to seem unreasonable,'
replied the prisoner. "I don't mind a
long sentence. I'm used to It. But
say, judge, cut out the lecture that
usually goes with It, won't you."
A meeting of democratic precinct
committeemen and democrats general
ly is called at 8 o'clock Tuesday even
ing, Feb. 2, at Turner hall, to consider
matters of importance pertaining to
the welfare of the party.
BERT CORKEN, Chaif man.
Ralph Lamont, secretary. '
Sixth Ward Democrats.
The democrats of the Sixth ward
are to meet Wednesday, Feb. 3. at the
Twenty-sixth street hose house, at 81
m. All voters urged to attend. By
HELP ! "v
PORTLAND, MAINE, CHILD
111, Weak and Emaciated, Re
stored to Health by Vlnol
"Our little daughter, six years of age,
after a severe attack ot the measles.
which developed into pneumonia; was
left pitifully thin, weak and emaciat
ed. She had no appetite, and her stom
ac-h was so weak It could not retain
food. She lay in (this condition, for
weeks, and nothing the doctor pre
ficribed'did a bit of good, and we were
beginning to think she would never
cover. - ,
"At this time we commenced to give
her Vlnol, and the effect was marvel
ous. The doctor was amazed at her
progress, and when we told him w
were giving her Vlnol, h4 replied, It
1b a fine remedy, keep It up.' We did
so, and Bhe recovered her health and
strength months before the doctor
thought she could." J. W. Flagg,
Vlnol cures conditions like this he
cause Li a natural manner it increases
the - appetite, tones up the digestive
organs, makes rich, red blood, and
strengthens every organ In the body.
VINOL is sold In Reck Island at Han
)per House pharmacy. I
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For security, we take a lien
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p. m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 p. m.
FREE THIS WEEK
ANY ONE MAKING A PURCHASE OF 50c OR OVER,
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Good for $1 Worth cf S. & H. Green .
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