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THE' ARGUS.- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1909.
IS CALLED HOME
William F. Eastman of the 'Dis
patch, , Succumbs After a
HAD BEEN OPERATED UPON
Was Postmaster of Home City Prom
inent in Affairs of Community and
, . Held in High Esteem.
William F. Eastman, associate editor
of the. Moline Dispatch and postmas
ter .of' that .city, died at the Moline
city hospital at 7 o'clock last evening
of inflammation of the bowels. Never
of robust health he , had suffered re
curring attacks of stomach trouble for
years. Jan. 20, while in his usual
health,, he was suddenly prostrated
with one of these. Inflammation,
which spread tq the bowels followed,
and last Tuesday he was removed
from his home, 1711 Eighth avenue, to
the hospital, and an operation per
formed for the removal of the pus in
the region of the vermiform appendix.
The operation was entirely success
ful and the patient was considered to
have a, good chance of recovery, but
his strength was not sufficient to carry
. Skrtfb of Hln l.lfr.
Mr. Eastman was born at Ellisburg,
Jefferson county; New York, Nov. 11,
1844, and was a son of Dr. Charles W.
Eastman. He attended public schools
at Ellisburg and later the Union acad
emy at Belleville, N. Y., and after
graduating from the academy entered
Union 'college at Schenectady, N. Y.
He completed the scientific course in
18CG, taking first honors in his class.
He earned his way through college by
teaching in the district schools and
conducting a small book store in his
room at the college.
After graduating he came west and
for a time taught in the schools of Ma
quoketa, Iowa, and Sterling and Union
Grove, 111. His health broke down in
1872, and deciding to engage in other
lines of work, he purchased the Ex
press of Red Oak, Iowa, and in a few
and secured a third Interest In the
Western Plowman, continuing with
that publication for nearly two years,
when he became Interested in the Mo
line Dispatch. When the Moline Dis
patch Publishing company was organ
ized in June, 1890, P. S. McGlynn was
named as president and Mr, Eastman
secretary, they being co-editors of the
Mr. Eastman was twice married, his
first union taking place June 18, 1872
His first wife, who was formerly Miss
Frcnces J. Adams of Sterling, died
Feb. 22, 187C, and June 8, 1880, he
again married, his wife having been
Miss Myra F. Christopher of Byron. 111.
His wife and one daughter, Miss Cyn
thia, at home, survive.
Mr. Eastman's ancestry is English.
and Includes such men among the ear
ly settlers of this country as William
Brewster, John Dwight, Nathaniel
Fairbanks and Henry Adams. His
great-grandfather,-Daniel Fiske, was a
surgeon at the battle of Bunker Hill,
and another great-grandfather, Jared
Chittenden, was in the revolutionary
army from 1775 until the battle of
Yorktown. His father served in the
union army in, the civil war and was
detailed as a surgeon at Camp Denni-
son, Ohio, where he remained on duty
for several months after the expira
tion of his term of enlistment.
Made 1'oatiuHNter la 1006.
In politics, Mr. Eastman was a repub
lican, and he always" took an active
part in the affairs of the party in the
city, county and districts. He was a
member of the city and county com
mittees a number of times and was
chairman of the county committee dur
ing the campaign of 1S9C. His services
to the republican party were rewarded
by an appointment, March 1, 190C, to
the office of postmaster of Moline, a
position which he continued to hold to
the time of his death.
He was a member of the Christian
church, for a number of years belong
ing to the congregation in Rock Is
land, and served for 17 years on its
board of officers and six years as chair
man of the board. He severed his
connection with the church in Rock Is
land to assist in the organization of a
Christian church in Moline.
The death of Mr. Eastman has caus
ed deep sorrow among the newspaper
fraternity in the three cities. He had
been a member of the Tri-City Press
club from the date of its organization
and the members will attend the fun
eral in a body.
Mr. Eastman also held membership
months spcnrprt n tinlf Interest In th
Gazette at Sterling, 111. He continued'1" -the Illinois Press association and
his association with the Gazette for
about 10 years when his health again
failed, and he went to Huron, S. D.
There he engaged in banking, a part
ner attending to the affairs of the
bank, while Mr. Eastman occupied
himself with the affairs of a farm 20
miles distant.--Unfortunately the bank
ing business was mismanaged and in
June, 1885, Mr. , Eastman found him
self left with nothing he could call his
own. He continued on the farm for
a while, at the same time acting as
editor of the Dakota Farmer. He re
turned to Sterling and again became
associated with the. Gazette, later be
coming editor of the Farmers Budget
of that city and also conducting a job
Came to Moline In 1SSJ).
In April, 1889, he came to Moline
It is guaranteed by H. O. Rolf to
cure catarrh, asthma, croup, cough?,
colds, and bronchitis, or money back.
Just breathe it in. Complete outfit, in
cluding inhaler, $1.00. Hyomei sold in
every town; In America.
the Military Tract Press association.
The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon -with services at
the First Congregational churcn. The
remains will be taken to Sterling Wed
nesday morning for burial.
Fnnrrnl of Mm. Sharp.
-The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Sharp was
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Oliver Graham, 927 Second avenue.
Rev. H. W. Reed of the First Baptist
church conducted the services. Burial
took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
The pallbearers were T. Gait Graham,
Dr. C. T. Foster. Harry A. Gray,
Charles Hunter, Louis Starr and
Charles Starr. ,
Kenneth Andrew, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. B. J. Danberg, 1705 Twenty-ninth-and-a-half
street, died Saturday
evening after an illness with a com
plication of diseases lasting nine days.
The funeral was held this afternoon
from the South Park chapel at 2 o'clock
and was conducted by Rev. W. G. Ogle
vee. Burial took place at Chippian
The funeral of Miss Agnes Cecelia
Dower, 910 Second avenue, was held
this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Jo
seph's church. Dean J. J. Quinn con
ducted the services. Burial took place
at Chippiannock cemetery.
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5100,000 PUT IN
Standard Oil Cloth Company to Spend
That Amount in Ro:k
ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF THE MOLINE DISPATCH AND POSTMASTER,
WHO DIED LAST NIGHT
SOON TO EXPIRE
Bids Are to Be Received Feb. 15 for
Providing 300 Lights for Streets
The contract for the city lighting is
roon to be let, and the city olork has
advertised for bids to be submitted be
fore 5 o'clock Feb. 15, for providing
o'OO arc lights, more or less, for tho
city. The contract is for a term cf
5 years. The city at present has 301
lights, 14 of these being alley lights
and 2S7 street lamps. These are fur
nished by the People's Power com
pany,, the present holders of the con
tract. The city pays $G5 a year for
street lights, and :JG a year for each
of the alley lights, the total cost on
the prsent basis being $19,109 a year.
The cost per light is the same here ai
in Moline. and East Moline-also pays
$C a year for its lights. Silvis pays
5. The bids will be opened net
week, and the contract will probably
be let at once, as in all probability
there will be but the one bid, that of
the People's Power company.
THE PLANS ARE APPROVED
Means Big Addition to West End
Plant and More Labor Employed.
One hundred thousand dollars . more
spent in the west end factory district
by a single industry is the assurance
that comes in the announcement given
out today by Manager C. R. Nourse of
the Standard Oil Cloth company. The
amount so provided is to bo expended
in addition to the present plant and
is the result of a visit to Rock Island
the past few days of Alvin Hunsicker
of New York, the company's genera!
manager, who has been in consultatioa
with the local manager, Mr. Nourse.
Pinna Are Appro veil.
Mr. Hunsicker left last night for St.
Louis, after approving of the plans for
the addition to the plant in the west
end, essential to the accommodation
of the company's rapidly increasins
business. In a few days the com
pany's chief engineer is expected to
arrive in Rock Island to prepare the
specifications for an extensive addi
tion to the south end of the present
impoivious to time, as they will last , , "7 "
for 25 years if placed in a glass case. L, .1
i v- vimiiiuj in tin; ji iv Vi
construction to go forward during the
summer. As stated $100,000 is to be
expended in new buildings and added
machinery, which in the end will mean
the employment of more labor in the
have the advantage of being almost
A number of the wreaths are on exhi
bition at the Knox undertaking rooms.
TO HAVE A VALENTINE PARTY
Knights of Columbus Issue Invitations factory.
iwr Mirair xo i dKe Kiace reo. 15.
Invitations have been issued by Al
louez council No. C5S, Knights of Co
lumbus, for a valentine nartv which
Continue to (iron:
Thus another of Rock Island's com
paratively modern industries brought
here originally through the labors f
IS NEW GRAVE DECORATION
Representation of Flowers Made of
t Beads Are Exhibited.
Rock' Island has something to show
In the. line of funeral wreaths and
grave decorations which cannot be
seen possibly in any other city in the
country at present. The decorations
arid wreaths consist of fancy be.d
work which were imported from. Paris,
where' they are manufactured. The
wreaths are made to represent flowers
and are of very pretty design. They
I wish to notify the public that I will
not be responsible for any bills that
my wife, Anna B. Weyerhauser, may
contract from this date.
Feb. C, 1909.
PU M F
WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PUMPS OF ALL
, KINDS AND FOR ALL USES. OUR STOCK IS THE
MOST COMPLETE IN THE THREE CITIES. WE ALSO
CARRY ALL THE "FIXIN'S" FOR PUMPS, AS WELL
AS PIPE, VALVES, WELL POINTS AND WELL SUP
PLIES. WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING IN OUR LINE GIVE
US A CALL. ,
Allen, Mvers &Compm
Opposite Harper House.
CLAIMS HE STOLE STICKPIN
C. H.- Albrow .Hss.' Dominic Gillespie
Arrested on a Larceny Charge.
Dominic Gillespie was arrested on
charges of larceny preferred against
him by C. H. Alurow and was given
a hearing this morning in the police
court and was bound over to the grand
jury under bonds of $500. Gillespie 13
charged with stealing a stick pin from
the" coat of the plaintiff while the two
were at the Turner hall saloon. Dan
Murphy was sent to the sheriff's of
fice for some 55 days on a charge of
NO. 1 SEWER DISTRICT
CASE IS DISMISSED
will take place Feb. 15 at the K. C. ' the Rock Island Industrial commission,
hall. A musical program and other ! continues to grow,
entertainment for the evening is be-
ing planned. The lodge last week in
stalled its officers. for the year as fol
lows: Grand Knight F. M. Burt.
Deputy Grand Knight J. E. Reidy. .
Financial Secretary T. J. Murray.
' Recording Secretary D. J. McNani
ara. Treasurer A. J. Coleman.
Warden Bert .Corken.
Chaplain RevvivvY J. Cleary. . -
Chancellor J. Ji -Murphy.
Advocate Albert Huber.
Trustee T. E. Canty.
. Lecturer C. T. Roantree.
Upper Section of Southwest System
is Disposed of in County Court
the entire debt on our home was re
moved, so that we are starting the
new year witha clean record, though
with a very small bank account.
I-'noe Bi? Problem.
At the same time we are in better
condition every way than at any time
before in the history of this institu
tion. And notwithstanding we face
this problem of extension, in addition
to the usual one of maintenance, 'we
:ire looking hopefully to the future.
Personally, I have never for one mo
ment, even in our darkest da vs. lost
ight of the feeling that some glad day
when he have proved ourselves worthy
one or more large-hearted philanthrop
ists would come to the rescue with an
endowment fund which should put this
blessed little charity on its feet for
all time to come.
Just who is to reap the reward of a
good deed like this. I have no idea at
this writing. But I am going to slay
The special assessment proceedings
in the. No. 1 district of the southwest
sewer system have been dismissed in
the county court, because of the many
objections of property owners. The
district comprised the territory be
tween Fourteenth and Twenty-second
streets, and Ninth and . Eighteen! h
avenues. The estimated cost, of the
construction of the system was $12,-45C.50.
right close to my telephone for th-?jln a11 finishes and wood's; and the
next 30 days ready to answer a call fourth iloor for sideboards, extension
instantly. tables, rockers, chairs and dining
Who'll be the first to report? And room furniture. In fact, it could bu
don't all speak at once.
CLERKS ARE GIVEN HOLIDAY
M. W. A. Head Office Will Be Closed
All Day Lincoln's Anniversary.
Head Clerk C. W. Hawes of the Mod
ern Woodmen office of this city has
granted to vthcv employes of the office
a holiday on the occasion of the cen
tennial of the birthday of Abraham
APPEALS FOR PUBLIC AID FOR BETHANY HOME
Editor Argus: The recent action o! usual cases of dire need many mara
the Moline city council with reference
to an appropriation for an annex to
Bethany home has stirred up quite a
breeze of comment among friends of
the Institution. It also discloses the
fact that on the part of the coun il
members and others interested in this
worthy charity there exists a rather
hazy understanding of the aims and
scope of Bethany Protective associa
tion. I have in consequence been
asked to explain somewhat of the de
tails of our work in this public way.'
This I most gladly do. -
First, as to the crowded condition
which brought about this appeal for
help. The capacity of our build'n?
has been, limited from the start, j,ince
me nouse is or medium size and was
planned as a private residence only.
But with a few changes, "such at fit
ting tin :what had been the billiard
room on the third floor, as u dormitory
for the boys, and with a generous sys
tem of doubling up" in the sleeping
rooms' for the girls and the attendants
on the second floor we comd accom
modate with a reasonable degree
comfort a number of children not "to
exceed .30, by thus using every- av&t'l.
able inch of space. ;v.vC
Nearly Loat Charter.- ; T ,
From this it will be seen "that many
difficulties must 'be . met ...in.-. -rightly
caring for these homeless waifs' nndtr
ordinary circumstances. : .But Vrv,th9
last 18 months more than ' orJCuary
conditions- have pre vailed.iWe have
been'- passing through " a period . of
"hard times." This has meant tnu'h
of privation and hardship for .the
wage-earner, and a large increase - In
the number of ' unemployed in tu.s
community of factories. A moment's
thought and : we can - readily ; Under
stand why our charity workers, including-the
police matrons and. visiting
nurses of both Moline and Rock 1&
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than the usual number of i oiiiplt?s
and neglected children to bring to the
home. In the emergency arising from
these conditions and responding to
the earnest appeals that we make
room for "just one more." Bethany
home opened her protecting arms
wider and . still wider, until it faced
the danger of losing her charter be
cause of over-crowding, and only by a
special dispensation granted by tho
state inspector was this dirger
Home CnpneHy Tninl,
At this juncture came the Septem
ber meeting of the board of diroctois.
The matron reported 43 childrei in
the home with a number on the wait
ing list. At this meeting weie also
present the police matrons for each
town and 'each made a strong ap
peal for "more room." The board
at once took up the matter, and a live
ly and earnest discussion followe-I as
to ways and means for solving thli
problem, and as a result the following
; First, that a superintendent sbul.i
be installed as soon as a suitable per
Bon could be found to fill thai respon
sible position,, who should push with
vigor the matter of finding homes for
llSgSl and; : ))
children ready to be seat out. By thi
means we hoped to relieve- the con
gestion to some extent, -vn.l since
these earnest appeals for mor room
came from our city officials, it was the
sentiment of the board that the city's
funds might perhaps be drawn upon
to help out in the care of the city's de
Hence, as a second step a committee
of four was appointed to wait on thi
city councils, respectively,, and "ask
for an appropriation of $1,000 for the
building of an annex to Bethany
home." Our most pressing need is a
room that may be used for isolation in
cases of contagious diseases.
This then Is a plain statement of the
situation which led up to the recent
call on the city councils. And be
understood that in presenting this ar
tide we have no thought of making an
appeal from the decision of this honor
able body in our case.
It is the aim of Bethany home work
ers to be strictly law abiding m all
dealings with others, hence we appre
ciate the fact that the ruling of the
city attorney must of necessity be an
adverse one in this matter. However,
while the friends of this worthy cause
regret that the appropriation- was lost,
they - nevertheless hope that some
friends may have been gained among
individual members of the city council
and others, by this free discussion of
our needs. We find already that a
new interest in the work has been
awakened thereby. ' Much -more of in
terest might be given on this fruitful
subject, but it must be deferred until
some future time.
So in closing I simply state thi
Bethany home is today fully estab
lished.- The annual report of the
finance committee In January shows
that every obligation for the year 190S
has been met to the last dollar. Bv
the generosity of friends. In June last.
is the world's model train. Equip
ment and dining car service the
best that money can buy. No
excess fare. The route is via
Electric Block Signal Protection the safe road to travel
Send twelve cents in post
age for book entitled, "The
Overland Route to the Road
of a Thousand Wonders."
For ticket reservations
and further information
call on, or write to,
W. G. NEIMYER, Gen. Agt.
120 Jackson Boul., Chicago
it impossible to remove from there
until spring. At that time he will joni
his associates in the conduct of tim
It is really worth one's while to takn
a trip through the Summerfield sio;v.
The enormity f the stocks carried
does not strike one until he has beiii
walking for half an hour. There are
13,000 feet of lloor space. : Every toot
is occupied, it might be stated, except
ing the aisle room.
The basement is reserved for stoves,
ranges and linoleums, the first for
furniture, brass beds, phonographs and
sewing machines, with 12- different
models of the latter; the second floor
for carpets, of which there are 300
styles, rugs, of which there are 200 pat
terns, lace curtains, portiers, draper
ies, parlor suites, davenports and
couches; the third floor for bedroom
furniture, dressers, chiffoniers, iron
and brass beds, bedrooui suites, etc..
MRS. W. C. BENNETT.
BIG NEW STORE IS OPENED.
Many Visitors Attend the Opening ?t
The Summerfield company, occupy
ing the basement and four floors of
he remodeled building at 115 East
Second street, Davenport, one of the
largest ' home furnishings houses in
the central west, was opened to pub
ic inspection Saturday, and t he-
crowds which invaded the establish
ment can best be judged by the fact
that 15,000 souvenirs were distributed.
The reception hours were from 10 iu
the morning until 10 In the evening.
Between - those hours there was a
constant stream of humanity passing
in and out of the big store.
The Summerfield company Is a new
ly organized concern with is estab
lishing branch stores in a number of
cities in the west. It is amply cap
italized and its affairs are directed by
men who have been successfully en
gaged in business for many years. The
officers of the company are: Mark
Silber, president; Louis Summerfield,
vice president and manager; Louis
Livingston, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. Silber for the past 30 years hs
been in business in the south and in
Denver, coming here from the latter
city. Mr. Summerfield was for 15
years identified with the May-Stern
syndicate, which operates a chain of
retail stores. He comes to Davenport
from Jackson, Mich., where he was
successfully engaged in business.' At
present Mr. Summerfield is senior
member of he firm of Summerfield
Hecht, conducting the largest furni
ture house "in. the city of Detroit. Mr.
Livingston has interests in hi3 home
city of Marion, Ohio, that will make
no better put than to say that the
store is packed from the. basement
to the roof with furnishings for the
home. It is undoubtedly the largest
stock that ever was brought to Daven
port. The various lines are complete,
and their "elegance Ts not to be. dis
counted in any city in the land.
The Summerfield company proposes
revolutionizing the credit home fur
nishings business in this locality.
Credit will be extended to all pur
chasers in the territory for 100 mibjs
in either direction from Davenport.
Furthermore, the house will prepay all
shipments to any point within that
distance. It is proposed to allow cus
tomers to hold purchases for 30 days,
when desired, to satisfy themselves
that goods are fully up to represen
tations. If they prove not to be, they
are to be returned at the expense of
the company. Any money that may
have been paid on the goods will be
cheerfully refunded. Mr. Summerfield
says the ancient methods employed by
some of the installment houses will
not be countenanced in his company'3
store. People will be encouraged io
make purchases within' their means,
but no further. They will be liberally
dealt with in the matter of credit.
THE RIGHT BEVERAGE
FOR GOOD HEALTH IS
after coffee has been abandoned.
"THERE'S A REASON."
Read fcThe Road to Wellrllle" '
Specials Tkis Week
Sugar, 20 pounds
Jersey Cream flour la
towel sacks ........ .$1.34 .
Climax baking powder, &
10c can for ........... 5c
Climax baking powder,
5c can for ............
Oiled sardines, 2
cans for .
Fresh vegetables of all.
kinds every day. .
UP-TO-DATE GROCERY, 611 17TH St. BOTI
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