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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 1009:
1 NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
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School Election Called. The call
for the annual school election has
been issued by P. N. Jacob sou, chair
man of the citizens' committee. The
convention will be lichl in the Grand
opera house Monday evening. March
1, for the purpose of nominating two
persons for school directors of the in
dependent, school district of Daven
port. Each ward will be entitled 1
five delegates, to be selected at cau
cuses held next Friday evening.
City Wins Verdict. After being out
30 minutes, the jury jn the $500 dam
age suit of Florence C. Becker vs. the
city of Davenport Saturday returned a
verdict in favor of the city.
Hien Helps Unite Hotel Men. J. H.
Hien, manager of the New Kimball
hotel, has returned from Des Moines,
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wunc lit; a i icuii'u ut'uire a cuimuiucu i
of the legislature in opposition to tho:tho Davenport street car men held
enactment or the hotel inspection bill. Saturday night at Turner hall, eclipsed
now pending. The bill wr.s framed iit!ailv similar event given in the tri-cities
the instigation of the coinmorchl for a ""moer of years. It is estimated
traveling men. Mr. Hien said th;;t : that close to l.oiM people were in at-
j tendance. Both halls were used for
it strengthens and vitalizes
Thiol tones up the digestive organs,
aids assimilation, enriches the blood,
and rejuvenates every organ in tho
body. In this natural manner Vinol
replaces weakness with strength.
We are positive it will benefit every
oM persou who will give it a trial.
If it don't we will refund their nionej.
Harper House Pharmacy, Rock Island.
IS the name of a brand new loan office,
just opened for tri-city service. Money
is loaned on household goods, horses,
wagons, pianos, diamonds, jewelry, sal
aries, notets etc.
A specialty of small loans on real es
tate any kind of time and any kind of
payments to suit.
Oat rates would have been a nice name
for the above company, as you will find
by writing, phoning or calliuf at our new
otlices that we are lightning cheap and
private. Don't forget our number.
1805 1-2 Second Avenue. Rock Island
s Over American Express Co.
Old phone, 1008; new, 5708. Office hours,
from 8 a. m. To 0 p. m. Wednesday and
Saturday until J) o'clock.
Our money loaning system and you'll find it's the best ever devised
the logical way of obtaining money quickly and privately. .
Let 's be open-minded and frank with each other. Call on us
we'll explain our system; then put your point-blank, questions up. to us
on anything we say or fail to say. We'll answer satisfactorily.
That's putting our money loaning system upon a fair., square bus
iness basis with the brass band, misrepresentation eliminated.'
Believe this or not. Have your own way about It But It's true.
Mutual Loan Company
People's National Bank Building; Room 411. OH Phone West 122;
New 5109. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights.
there was no objection to inspection of
hotels, under prope r conditions, but
the hotPl proprietors proposed that
they should have a voir in the run-
ning of their own business. The bill.
in its original form, he said, was un
fair, and made it possible for any per
son, happening to have a grudge
against a hotel, to order an inspection.
Mr. Hien said the hotel men simpl
wanted a reasonable bill. Mr. Hien
during his stay in Des Moines, also
assisted in the organization of tin
Iowa Association of Hotel Keepers.
Boy's Legs Crushed. Edward
Lynch, 12 years of age, while playing
with a number of his companions in
the Rock Island roundhouse at Fifth
and Fa ma in streets Saturday, had
both legs caught in a turntable. Both
limbs were badly crushed and cut, but
no bones were broken. The boy was
removed to his home, !)23 East Sixth
street, in the city ambulance.
Ball Big Success. In point of at-
! tendance the annual masquerade of
; dancing and even then room for a
peep-ia at the merry waltzes and two
: steps was at a premium. It was a
'good naturad and orderly throng of
j merry-makers. The Davenport mili
tary band furnished the music and the
merry dancers held the floor until the
I early ho'.irs of morning. As a result
of the event a neat sum was realized
for the sick benefit fund.
Mrs. William Wenks has been quite
sick with the grip.
Mi..s Ethel Burner gave a party for
a few of her friends Saturday night.
Victor Lowe has returned home af
ter spending two weeks with his
aunt. Mrs. Darling, of Pekin, 111.
Miss" Frances M and 011 spent from
Friday till Tuesday with Miss Ethel
The whol community was shocked
to hear of the sudden death of Mr".
Samuel Caroihers of Taylor Ridge
Mrs. Charles Crawford has returned
home after spending a few days wih
her mother Mrs. Samuel Taylor of
Lavern Bognar has gone to South
Moline, where he; w.ill t-ake charge of
a school. . ' 1 ' " v
Guy Elliott Was on the jury last
BLACKLEG IN CATTLE
0F WHITESIDE COUNTY
. dc resumed till tomorrow morning.
Several Herds in the Vicinity of Erie The employes are given a holiday to
Affected But Disease is Being .day in honor of George Washington's
Fought Desperately. j anniversary. A report was circulated
- ' that the plant would not open again
Blackleg, the most dreaded disease till March 1, but this is emphatically
among cattle, has broken out in the denied by Superintendent Seidel.
vicinity of Erie, just across the line o
in Whiteside county, and several Moline Lock Report. The annual re
herds have become affected. The cat- port on the operation and care of the
tie of Barkman brothers are among Moline lock for IOCS has been sub
the number and several out of a herd mitted to Major C. S. Riclie, m charge
of 050 died before the nature of ttm of the river work between St. Louis
disease was learned
Tlicm Ihn ammrl
members of the herd were inoculated
and since then there have been no
more deaths. Several isolated case3
in the same neighborhood have oc
curred but the owners are working
hard to stanm the disease out and
the piospects are that they will sue-
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
.Taue S. Cable to Emma Lagerlef, lot
1. block 9, Buford & Guyer's addition
Rock Island. $3f.5.
W. E. Kemble to C. M. Gannon, lot.
in southeast northwest section 6-17-1 w. j
W. E. Kemble to Herman Lind. lot '
in southeast northwest section C-17-lw.
Lucy Giiffin to Frederick L. Volk.
west 31 feet lot block 4, lower addi
tion Rock Island. $200.
Henry S. Clcndenin to Robert G.
Clendenin. lot 1, block 122, New Shops
addition East Moline. 51.
W. J. Bleuer to C- M. Gannon, lot
in Fouthease.northwest section C-17-lw.
AT CLINTON USED
Northwestern Road Opens its New
Structure Without Ceremony.
Traffic was opened today over the
new bridge of the Northwestern road
at Clinton. There was no especial
ceremony in connection with the vir
tual completion of a work that has
been in progress for more than a year
and which has involved the expendi
ture of many hundreds of thousands of
dollars. There was no interruption of
traffic, the old bridge serving up to the
time the new one was put into use.
Work will be started at once in th
wrecking of the old bridge and it will
be completely removed and the piers
taken from the river in time for the
opening of navigation.
Advertised List No. 8.
Following is the list cf letters un
claimed at the Rock Island postoffice
or week ending Feb. 20, 1909: Miss
Lois Bruner, Miss Alta Blair, Bickl?r
& Windson Wholesale Grocery com
pany, A. K. Clme. Mrs. Kva Cleveland.
Mrs. Charles Carl, William Dozicr (2).
Anita E. Gaffey, Miss Beulah V. Goff,
Mrs. Gilman. Ed Godwin, E. H. Heh
nor Axel Johnson, Larry Keating, H.
B. Logan, Henry Leback, William Mc
Kinder, Harry Miller, Leonard B. Not
tingham, Clans Peterson, Otto Rtieter,
Mrs. Sarah Ristan, George Smith.
Miss Edna Starofskyl, Henry' Sartor-
ius, Mrs. A. C. Taylor. Mrs. Carmenzi
Foreign Mr. Baron, M. Jules Den
nis, Rene Van Dervennet.
hugh a. J. Mcdonald,
T. H. Thomas Drun Store Will Furnish
the Medicine Free in Every Case
Where they-Fail to Cure Catarrh.
We have a medicine made from the
prescription of one of the most su
cessful catarrh specialists known. This
medicine has a record of 98 per cent of
cures, and we believe it is positively
without an equal. We are so satisfied
that we are right, that we will supply
the medicine free in every instance
where it is used according to dic
tions for a reasonable length of time
and fails to cure- and give satisfaction
in every particular. We want every
one in Rock Island to try this medi
cine at our risk. There are no condi
tions or formality attached to our of
fer. We put the user-under jio obi i
gation to us whatever. .
The medicine we want'you to fry is
Rexall Mucu-Tone. It is a catarrh rem
edy that goes direct to the seat . of
trouble. It is. carried by the blood to
every part of the system. It seeks out
and destroys the germs or parasites
which cause catarrh. It purifies and
enriches the blood, tones up the muco
cells, soothes and heals . the tissues
that were ravaged- by the catarrhal
(parasite, and brings about condi
tlon of health and strength that pre
vents the germs of consumption from
lever gettlng'a start. Besides . thi3,
Rexalr",Mucu-Tone is a wonderful ap
petizer, digestive aid and flesh
builder. Its good effects are felt from
the very first dose. It Is one or the
largest and most satisfactory selling
medicines that we have had anything
to do with. . We know so much of the
great good that it has done that we
personally back it up with our reputa-
tion and money, which fact should he
ample guarantee to satisfy anybody. '
Rexall Mucu-Tone comes in two
sizes, 50 cents and tl. We urere von
to try it T. II. Thomas drug store.
Day Off at Big Shops. Every depart',,,
nient of the Silvis shops closed down I
.. . . ' ... .
Saturday evening, and work will not
ami Qf Tmil K. Tuninr VnfWnniar .T TS
Bassett. The report covers tne. work
of constructing the guard cribs and
also gives statistics on the use of the
lock during the year. The repoit
shows that 2.74G craft of all descrip
tions, including government vessels.
parsed through the lock, and a total of
1.SG1 lockages were maile. A total of
12.G18 passengers passed through the
lock and 59.27:5 tons of freight, most of
the latter being carried by governniom
vessels engaged in construction work
Anniversary Program. The program
for the celebration of the anniversar
ies of the births of Washington and
Lincoln, to be held at Turner hall at S
o'clock tonight by the four German
organisations of the city, has been
completed. Julius Goble, professor of
German language in the stale univer
sity at Champaign, is to make th
principal address, and it will be deiiv'
ered In the German tongue. Dr. P. H
Wessel, chairman of the joint commit
tee on arrangement, anil William A.
Meese are to speak in English. The
four societies sponsors for the celebra
tion are the C.-G. turverein. Plaft-
deutsch verein. Untersteutzung verein
and Moline Maennerchor. The wo
men's auxiliary societies of the first
two named organizations are also aid
ing in plans.
IN THE CHURCHES
First Methcdist. Revival services
will be held every evening except Sat
urday during the week.
The Silver circle will meet toraor
row evening in the Sunday school
rooms. Supper will be served at
o'clock and important business will be
transacted. The meeting will, close in
time for the revival cervices. .
Choir rehearsal 'will be held in the
church Saturday evening.
The Epworth league will give an en
tertainment in the church under the
direction of Miss lva Pcarce Friday
evening, March 12.
Spencer Memorial Methodist. The
Ladies' Aid society will give a chicken
pie supper 111 the cnurcn mis evening
from 5 to 8 o'clock. At 8 o'clock there
will be a patriotic program in the
church with addresses by Judge F. D.
Ramsay, II. A. Weld and S. J. Fergu
son. L. K. Eini win present to me
church a flag.
Mrs. Boomer's bible study class will
meet in the church tomorrow even
Thursday evening the Young Ladies'
auxiliary will meet at the parsonage.
S27 Forty-fourth street.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Friday evening in (he church.
Services during I he week will large
ly be suspended that the members
may attend the revival services at the
r irst Metnouist cnurcn.
South Park Presbyterian . The
teacher training class will meet this
evening at 7:30 with Rev. W. G. Ogle
vee, 3015 Tenth avenue.
The Junior association will hold a
Washington meeting in the chapel to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. Prayer
services will be held at 7:30.
Thursday afternoon the Woman'
guild will give a cofTee at the home of
Mrs. J. T. Stephens, 813 Twenty-ninth
United Presbyterian. The Kate Hill
Mission society will meet tomorrow
evening with Miss Bessie Bryan, 1525
- Prayer services will be held in the
church Wednesday evening at 7:30.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday aftefnpon with Mrs. George
Reddig, 1517 Ninth avenue.
First Swedish Lutheran. The con
Sanation classes will meet Monday ev
ening at 7 and Saturday morning at
Prayer services will be held Wed
nesday evening at 7:30. .
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock In the
Grace Lutheran. The Forward so
ciety will meet this evening at the
, The confirmation classes will meet
Wednesday" and Friday evenings at
Lenten services will be held In the
church Friday evening. ' . -
Zlon Lutheran. The confirmation
class will meet this evening at 7. . The
English class will meet at 7:30, and
the finance committee will meet at
I Cottage prayer meeting will be held
Wednesday evening at the home of J
Airs. Louisa Seaberg, 4303 Seventh av-j
i-uue. ioe caniaia cnoir win iueei m
the church Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Te little girls society will meet
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with
Edith Kjellberg, 1321 Forty-second
Edgewood Baptist. Tomorrow even-
ins thprp will lip a farpwoll rocpntinn
lh ,.,, fn,. T n nDa,
.. . . , " ' " . '.
who leaves soon to become pastor of
the Congregational church at Sher-
rard. There will bo a good program
and refreshments tomorrow evening.
Prayer services will be held in the
church Wednesday, evening.
The Indies Aid society will meet
for work Friday afternoon with Mrs.
Sperbeck, 419 Forty-fourth street.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
riday evening. The new song books,
Famous Hymns," will be used prepar
atory to revival services to be given
the latter part of March, when L. D.
Lenkin of Quincy, an evangelist, will
First Baptist. Prayer services -will
be held in the church Wednesday ev
Ire choir will meet for rehearsal
Thursday evening in the church.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon for work in tho
Friday evening the B. Y. P. U. will
give an experience sociable in the
Central Presbyterian. Prayer serv
ices will be held in the church Wed-
esday evening at 7:30. At 8:30 the
teachers and officers of the Sunday
school will hold a meeting.
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
Woman's Home and Foreign Mission
society will meet with Mrs. C. Hoppe.
1113 Fourteenth-and-a-half street. Tho
nnual election of officers will be held
at this time
Aiken Street Presbyterian. Tomor
row evening at 7:45 there will be an
illustrated sermon by Rev. Marion
Humphreys on the life of Christ. The
stercoptieon will be used to illustrate
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 the In
dies' Sewing society will meet with
Mrs. F. J. Tonn, Eleventh and Aiken
streets. South Rock Island.
Christian Science. The weekly les-
imonial meeting will be held in the
church Wednesday evening at 7H5.
A Denial from High Authority.
From "National Food Migazlne."
Chicago; Dr. H. W. Wiley., "chiof
chemist of the agricultural department
has demanded of the Calumet Baking
Powder company of Chicago, that it
cease the publication of alleged certi
ficates or statements that he had en
dorsed the Calumet baking powder, or
reported in favor of its purity, wholo-
someness or superiority. Such state
ments, he says, are false.
rr. Wiley never served upon a com
mittee of wards, as alleged, nor signed
such a report of certificate, nor did he
ever indorse the Calumet baking pow
der in any way.- On the contrary. Dr.
Wiley testified before a congressional
committee relative to alum in food, .is
follows: "As I have said repeatedly.
I do not use it in my own home, and
would not use alum in bread if I knew
it. Alum is injurious."
It seems that Dr. Wiley's demand
that the Calumet company shouid
cease these publications, which are,
he says, "against the truth."' was not
complied with, although he says he has
done all he could "to stop the base
aud inexcusable use of his name."
The public will share in Dr. Wiley's
indignation that his name and official
position should be fraudulently used lo
aid in foisting upon consumers a food
compound made from ingredients j
which the doctor has publicly declared
to be injurious.
cleans and sterilizes
abV S playthings'
criniilrl he trfrf nnrl
stiouia De kept sweet ana
E ii 1,n4- V
VerytmnCf mat HIS
little hand can grasp sfoes
right into his mouth.
And the rattle, the
ball, the horn are tOSSed
carelessly about the floor,
tO be again picked Up and
placed in the mouth 01
the unsusnectmer mtant.
A simple and effectual;
health' is to frequently!
cleanse nis toys with not
water and Gold Dust.
is Little Hatchet
Mow le Used it
The Story of i Courtship That
to & Satisfactory Conclusion
Copyright. 1B09, by American Press Association
the world was white, and
the snow-was still com
ing down. The wind
drifted It Into corners
and piled It up on the
bare branches of the
Virginia stood at the window and
watched It disconsolately.
"Of course I shall have to hare a
cab," she said, "or I'll spoil my gown."
"Of course," said the youag man
who reclined comfortably in a big
brown leather chair by the fireplace.
"Of course, if you insist on going out"
Virginia whirled around and looked
at him scornfully. "Why should I
stay at home?" she demanded.
"Because life is too short to risk get-
I' tiug your feet wet and your chiffons
damp when you might sit here and
.ML ... V J I. -J . . L. " J . I J '
Virginia, with all her rosy ruffles
a-flutter, crossed the room and stood
In front of him.
"Would you really want me to stay.
Bob," she demanded, "when it is my
duty to go? It isn't as if It were an
but a Continen
tal dinner to eel-"
ebrate the birth
day of the Fa
ther of His
Country Is a dif
"C'ertn inly," her
"but it isn't
worth going cut
In all this
veyed him with-
STAT HEItE AXD
TALK TO ME."
erlnsrly. "And your great-grandfather
was almost frozen at Valley Forge for
The young man smiled. "Well, not
exactly." be said, "but what's the use,
Virginia? Stay here and talk to me
and let the world go by."
Her eyes flashed and at her sharp
look Cunningham flushed a little.
'Tleace telephone for my cab," wa3
her command, and then, as he rose to
do her bidding, she came back at him
with the announcement: "You can sit
by the lire and dream, if you wish. I
don't want you to go with me."
He turned aud looked at her. "Do
you really mean that, Virginia?"
"Yes," she said, "I really mean It."
He toj"phoned and came back, then
In silence they sat, one on each side of
the fireplace, waiting.
When at last the cab drove up, he
helped her Into her fur lined wrap and
knelt to put on her carriage boots.
When he rose to his feet he asked,
"Shall I come for you?"
"No," she informed him. "Mrs. Fre-
linghuysen will let me come home with
her. I need not trouble you to leave
He laughed a little. "Oh, don't rub
it in," he said as he preceded her to
He stood bareheaded in the snow as
the cab drove away, and Virginia's
heart gave a little throb of admira
tion. How very good looking he was,
and how lazy! He needed a lesson.
Later she thought of him when the
devoted D. A. R.'s, having read pa
pers and ,sung songs expressive of
their patriotism and of their-esire
to perpetuate the name and fame of
tbelr heroic forbears, listened to the
speaker of the evening.
Dinner followed, and in a glitter of
gorgeousness the daughters trailed up
stairs to the dining room. Flags dec
orated the long hall, rosettes of buflf
and blue were everywhere, and in the
center of the huge table was a cherry
1 tree, at the foot of which lay a shining
hatchet tied with red ribbons,
j Virginia, with' Mrs. Frelinghuysen
opposite, and with a famous old ad
miral on one side and a callow cadet
on the other, was bored to extinction.
Her thoughts crept. back somewhat
lonsInSly to Cunningham, to the bright
fire on the hearth and to the bl-
brown leather chair, which since their
engagement . had come to be called
."Bob's own." Her own low wicker
,one sat close to !t
Mrs. Frelinghuysen and the admiral
"Did you agree with. the speaker,"
few men now like the ones of Wash-
There's nothing to bring It out now.
nottilng to bring it out. But let the
reason come and
r CS-rt0!. you'd and that
some lor our lazi
est mfen would be
the nfrst fighters."
thilk that?" she
he old man
Cjary. Been my
.haven't- a bit of
use for the man
the apusTSWHG who bra gs. Just
f get one of those
fellows with good blood In him and In
times of peace hell act as if it was an
exertion to cross th room, but let war
Hung Fire, but Was Brought
on Washington's Birthday
come and he's the one that does tne
Virginia began to wonder If she had
been hasty in her condemnation of
Bob. She wished that she bad let htm
come with her. She wished and, as
if the fairies had beard, she saw Cun
ningham's fair head in the doorway.
He came straight toward her, and
even as she watched him Virginia was
i aware of a strange commotion in the'
room. Women were rising from the
seats and men were shouting; then
chairs crashed as their occupants
moved them back in haste and made
for the stairway, and over and above
all wavered a thin blue banner of
"Mrs. Frelinghuysen," said Cunning
ham as be came up, "the building is on
fire. I have turned in an alarm, but
we must get out at once."
The old officer and the young cadet.
each trained to act quickly, sprang to
You look out for the other women,"
Cunningham directed. "I'll take care
of Miss Cary."
As they hurried toward the doors a
man came running to meet them. "Go
to the back stairway," he panted.
"There's a perfect stampede on the
front It won't do for another person
to pack against that crowd."
The back stairway was long and nar
row and at the foot the door was shut
Cunningham wrenched at the lock,
but it held. Then the strong young "
cadet tried it, and then the old admiral
exerted all his force,' but still the lock
held, aud all the time the smoke was
growing denser, and they knew that at
the head of the stairway the fire was
raging, cut! ing off retreat.
Virginia, overtaken by panic, scream
ed, but Mrs. Frelinghuysen, stanch
even in that moment of great danger,
said: "They'll get us out, my dear.
Don't worry." '
But though Cunningham and tha
callow cadet and the strong old ad
miral hurled themselves against the
door it held.
"There's a window up there." said
the cadet, "we men could climb"
Cunningham shook his head.
"But the women couldn't," he said,
and turned this way and that rest
lessly. Then suddenly, like, a fash. .
foe flew back up the stairway and dis
appeared into the smoke.
"Oh. coward, coward." Virginia's
thoughts condemned, and, as if in an
swer of her doubt of him, she saw
him coming back. In bis band was a
shining weapon the hatchet that had
been laid at the foot of the little cher
ry tree on the table.
"Stand back!" be shouted, and she
heard the old admiral say, "Thank -God!"
She was conscious of the
splintering of wood, a rush of outside
air. a babel of voices, and then she
fainted. When she came to herself
she wns in a carraige. and Cunning
ham was bending over her.
"I got you out of that crowd as
soon as I conld," be said as she open
ed her eyes. "There were dozens of .
carriages, and I fimply took one."
Virginia clung to him. sobbing, "Oh,
Bob, Bob, are yu hurt?"
"Nothing that a bandage or two
won't help." he aid. but his face was ,
drawn with pain.
We'll go back to
your house, and
in an hour we'll
never know the
"Yes, we will
know the differ
sat up and wiped
bcr eyes. "Oh.
how brave you
are, Bob, and
how unjust I
"Oh, cut it
out," he said
man would hesi
"WITH MY LITTLE
tate to do a thing like that when a lot 1
of women were in danger, especially
the one that he loves better than his
Virginia looked at him wistfully.
"Do you really love me," she asked,
"after I was so so hateful this after- '
His answer was so satisfactory that
she was all rosy with blushes when
she asked her next question.
"Tell me just how you opened the
eyes twinkled, and then be gaTe
. " answer in one Immortal sentence:
i "I cannot tell a He, Virginia.
it with my little hatchet !"
Washington Wasa Dandy. 1
There can be little doubt that he
dy," writes the author, of "The True
George Washington," and be adds that
this liking for fine feathers never quite
left the great man. Washington's dia
ries fairly bristle with notes about the
fine clothes he frequently ordered. -'
Washington No Orator. -
He was not a speaker; whlcb was per
haps due to actual - humility and
shyness. On one occasion he attemnt.
ed to read a short speech, "but" falleu.
whereupon he remarked, "I1 hiti
grown blind as weir as gray in the
aerrice of my countrr." i,i
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