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THE AHGUS, MONDAY, JULY 10, 1909.
IS FELT HERE
Earth's Surface Disturbed and
Residents , Become - Some-
TREMORS THROUGH STATE
Shock - Is " Observed iu Illinois and
Iowa, and in Places People Are
Thrown Into a Panic
An earthquake shock was felt in the
tri-citics last evening about 10:30, anl
while no damage was done, the dis
turbance of the earth's crust occa
sioned considerable excitement and
some alarm. The shock was distinctly'
felt. In the business districts the
quake was less noticeable than in the
districts on the hill.
The Davenport weather observatory
has no seismeograph, but information
at the office is to the effect that there
was a shock through Illinois and parti
of Iowa. There have been numerous'
reports to the ofilco that the quake .
was felt in Davenport and Rock lsian !.
Members of the family at the home
of nans senroeuer, vzi Twenliorn
street, -report that after they had le
tired they felt the quake, so dis'.'r.ctiv
that the bed rocked perceptibly. Other
residents of that neighborhoo-l .sU.'e
that the shock was felt very dis
tinctly. Frit at Maxoa ( lljr,
At Mason City, 111., P.O miles south
west of Bloomington, tlte shock w.ts
very keenly lelt, and within a few min
utes n ' thousand inhabitants, panie
stricken. were on the streets. Th?
quake occasioned great alarm.' nearly
every resident experiencing the sensa
tions of the disturbance. No damage
was done. Renorts from other Illinois
cities in the central part of the state '
are to the effect that the quake was
felt about 10:30.
IN THE CHURCHES
Spencer Memorial Methodist. T'-e
Yonng Ladies' auxiliary will meet this
evening with Miss Minerva Chambcis.
Ninth street and Twentieth avenue.
South Rock Island. The members will
meet at the Harper house at 7:45 and
go from there together. ' '
The bible ,study class will meet to
morrow evening at 7:30 in the church.
Prayer services will be held in the
church Thursday evening at-7:45.
The choir will' meet for rehearsal
Friday evening in the church.
United Presbyterian. The Kate Hill
Mission society will 'meet tomorrow
evening with the Misses Toennige.
405 Second street.
. Prayer services will bo held Wed
nesday evening in the church.
South Park Presbyteria n. The Jun
ior association will meet tomorrow af
ternoon at 2:30 in the church. Prayer
set vices . will be held tomorrow even
ing at 7:30 in the church.
Broadway Presbyterian. Prayer sc.
vices will be held in the church Wcl
First Baptist. Prayer services will
be held in the church Wednesday eve.
ning at 7:30.
- Zion Swedish Lutheran. The clos
ing exercises of the parochial school
will be held at the church Friday ev-
One can feel cool and well
fed, yet full of energy and
"go" when the hot weather
diet is selected with reason.
Flesh foods and fatty sub
stances generate bodily heat.
When one is, so-to speak,
"between two fires," the one
inside . combustion r .; (diges
tion ) of food and 'the other
a blazing . sun outside, it's
small wonder humanity is un
comfortable and unhappy.
- in hot weatifer some atten
tion should be given to food.
Try a breakfast of
Soft-Roiled eggs, . -Slice
of crisp toast.
Cup of well-made Post'um.
'Such a meal keeps the blood
cool and nourishes body and
"There's a Reason."
Postum Cereal Company. Ltd.
'Battle Creek, Mich.
ning at 7:20. The program will be
given by the in "-rubers of the school.
Grace Lutheran. The Acme society
will meet this evening with Miss Ger
trude Sward. Ninth street and Seven
teenth avenue. Moline.
The Forward society will hold its an
nual picnic at Campbell's island Thurs
First Methodist. The Daughters of
the Covenant will hold a picnic supper
this evening at C o'clock at Long View
park. In cast- of inclement weather the
dinner will l"1 'n the church din
Prayer services will be held in" the
church Wednesday evening at 7:30.
The choir will meet for rehears U
Saturday evening at 7: CO.
First Swedish Lutheran. The par.
chial school will continue this week.
The hoanl of trustees and deacons
will meet tomorrow evening at 7:20
at the parsonage.
The Willing Helpers will hold (heir
social meeting t Long View pak
Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The praver services will be held in
connection with the picnic at Long
The Voting People's social meeting
will be iifld Friday evening with Miss
Caroline Peterson, 40!) Fourth avenue.
Memorial Christian. Prayer ser
vice.s will'be held in the church Wed
nesday evening at 7:30.. Rev. W. H.
Clcmmer will lead and the topic for
consideration is "The Son of Cod.''
German Evangelical. The Young
People's society will meet this even
ing with John Smith. 520 Ninth ave
The Young People's society will
give an ice cream sociable Wednes
day afternoon and evening in th-
basement of the church on Ninth
TO HAVE FLOOR
AT THE LEXINGTON
,: k Island Commander? lias Com-
pleted Arrangements for Ac
commodations at Conclave.
As the result of a conference held
Saturday evening by H. D. Mack and
H. A. Clevenstine, representing Rock
Island Commandery Xo. 18. Knights
Templar, with Charles McHugh, ar
rangements were practically completed
whereby the Rock Island knights will
have accommodations at the Lexington
hotel in Chicago during the triennial
conclave of the order next year. The
committee of the coaimandery has not
as yet signed a contract, but has -about
reached satisfactory terms for the en
tire third floor of the hotel during the
big gathering of knights from all parts
of the world. The conclave will be
held Aug. S to 13, 1910. and already
there is developing a scarcity of ac
commodations for the week. Rock Is
land will be represented by almost it3
full membership, and the commandery
will take a brass band along. The
knights here plan to have as fine, a
.showing as any Illinois commandery
outside of Chicago. Boston, Detriot
and Springfield-commanderies have t'-
ready secured accommodations at th'
The prospective accommodations for
the commandery include a cvumt'Ai'
room, a convenience not provided for
any other commandery. Mr Mclingh
came down from Chirac io meet the
FIRST MEETING IS CALLED
Incentive Ilody of Sunday School
L'nion to Meet Tonight.
This evening at the Y. M. C. A. a
meeting of the executive committee f
the City Sunday School union will Ik
held at the call of the president. Rev.
W. n. Clemmer. This Is the first meet
ing of the committee since its com
pletion and matters of importance will
come before the body. The city Sun
day school superintendents ana oft".
cers are included in the coumittec.
It is planned at this meeting to ntke
arrangements to take up the fall cam
paign and plans will probably be made
to secure some noted speaker for
rally day to be held in September.
Notice of Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Black Hawk Homestead
Building, Loan & Savings association
will be held on Tuesday evening, July
20, 1009, at the hour of 8 o'clock p. m.
at the secretary's office, room 210, Peo
ple's National bank building, Rock Is
land, 111., for the purpose of electing
four directors for the period of three
years, and for such other business as
may properly come before , the meet
ins. E. D. SWEENEY, president.
T. J. Medill, Secretary.
Sees Mother Grow Young.
"It would be hard to overstate the
wonderful change in my mother since
she began to use Electric Bitters,'
writes Mrs. W. L. Gilpatrick of Dan
forth, Me. "Although past 70 she
seems really to be growing young
again. She suffered untold . misery
from dyspepsia for 20 years. At last
she could neither eat. drink nor
sleep. Doctors gave her up and all
remedies , failed till Electric Bitters
worked. -such wonders for, her
health." They Invigorate all vital
organs, - cure liver and kidney
troubles, : Induce sleep, impart
strength 'and appetite. Only 50 cents
at all druggists.
GIVE UP PROJECT
Effort tt) Raise Funds for Site
for Local Camp Home Fails ,
OPTION IS NOT. RENEWED
Committee in Charge Declines
Continue, Only Small Portion
Having Been Subscribed.
The joint camp hall proposition
which the Woodmen find Rojrnl Neigh
bors of this city have been interested
in for the past three months, was given
up Saturday evening when the option
on the Spear property expired. H. K.
Collins, who bought the property from
the Spear estate in order to give the
fraternal societies more time in whichi
to work on the project,' would have
been willing to extend the option even
further than had already been done,
but it was the opinion of the members
of the committee which represented
the different camps, that this womd
be useless in view of the attitude taken
by the members of the societies. .
Hut Small Amount natned. " '
The efforts of the canvassing com
mittee to rnie the $15,000 which was
the purchase price of the lot, met with
erv little success, and only about
5,000 was raised in three months, dur
ing which time mass meetings were
eld. the camps called upon to give aid
and every individual member: written
to in regard to the matter. ,The nionev
which has been collected by th:
finance committee will be returned to
those who subscribed to the project.
When Mr. Collins purchased th
property, ho fully expected that the
proposition would meet 'with success
nd he had very little idea of having
lot on his hands as a result. No-,
however, he finds himself the poss
essor of the site on the corner at
Third avenue and Eighteenth street.
just north of the Safety building. He
as made no plans as to what he will
o with the property, other than that
he will improve it in due course of
ime. The improving will start with
the removal of the old buildings which
now occupy the lot and which are nn
eyesore to the neighborhood.
Mmjr Hntlil xt Yrar.
When he purchased the property, he
gave the buildings on i to the original
owners and allowed them until July 27
to remove them. When this is done.
he lot will be cleaned up and leveled.
Mr. Collins does not expect to build on
he lot this year, but it is very' likely
ban another year will see a modern
niilding of some kind on thecorner. .
TO MEET WEDNESDAY
Manner of Selecting Judicial Conven
tion Delegates to he Deter
mined. The following call was issued to
The members of the Rock Island
county democratic committee are re-
quesred to meet at Turner hall Wed
nesday evening. July 21, at 7:30
o'clock, for the purpose of determin
ing the manner in which delegates
to the fourth judicial district con
vention are to be chosen. It is for
the committee to elect whether Die
delegates shall be named by a con
vention or be selected by the com
mittee. If the latter, the delegates
should be named at the meeting of
the committee Wednesday evening
A full attendance of the members
of the committee is urged.
C. J. SMITH, Chairman.
0. P. STACDUHAR, Secretary.
PLANS FOR TOURNAMENT
Iowa Firemen Are to Hold Meeting
in DavenMii-t in August.
Elaborate preparations are being
made for the annual Iowa State Fire
men's tournament which is to be held
in Davenport Aug. 3. 4, 5 and C. A
special effort is being put forth by
those 'in charge of the arrangements
to make the event this year the larg
est and best of any tournament of pre
vious years, and the matter of enter
tainment for the large number of vis
itors is receiving all necessary atten
tion. A big crowd is expected, and the
fact that comfortable accommodations
must be provided Is not being over
looked. A bureau of information, with
competent attendants, will be located
at the city hall, where the names of
those who will provide rooms at rea
sonable rates can be had, if visitors do
not desire to go to the hotels. .-- :
The local association has set aside
one of the tournament days for the
visiting Eagles, who will be in attend
ance at the Iowa State Aerie of Eagles
which will convene here at that time.
Wednesday has been selected as the
day, and when the Eagle delegates
register upon arriving in Davenport,
they will be given a ticket of admis
sion to the mile track, where the tour
nament events take place in the after
noon. ; -.
Land Commissioner Here. .',
F. M. Goodman of Mobridge, '..tt
United States land commissioner,' !s
registered at the Rock Island 1 house.
He speaks enthusiastically about South
Dakota, and states that 2,600.000 acrea
of land of the Standing Rock and
Cheyenne Indian reservations are to be
thrown open to settlers this fall. These!
lands ore of jl rich and fertile charac
ter and aro probably the last that will
be opened to settlers by the govern-
ment for years to come. Mr. Goodman
is located at Mobridge onposite the
Standing Rock reservation. This town
Is but a year and a half old and ha3
now a population of more than 1,000
iiiiminuiua unu i growing at a rapi;i
rate. It is the gateway to the Pacific
coast, being the division point of the
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul and the
Chicago. Milwaukee & Puget Sound
railways. The big shops of the rail
way will be located there, it being the
only point within 30 miles, where the
Missouri river can be crossed. The
Milwaukee road ., Is building three
branch lines out" of Mbbridge to pene
trate the vast lands to be thrown
open. Mobridge is surrounded by rich
farming lands which are rapidly in
creasing in price.. - . ,
NEW PACKET SOON
WILL BE READY
The Steamer Black Hawk of White
Collar Line Will Go Into Ser
r vice Next Month.
The steamer Black Hawk, a new
White Collar line boat, owned and
operated by the Carnival City Packet
company, is nearing completion at
Wabasha, Minn. The Black Hawk is
an entirely new boat except for the
engines, which were used on the old
Silver Crescent. The steamer is 130
feet long and has a 28 foot beam. It Is
built for speed and will be used be
tween Keokuk, and Burlington, taking
the place of the steamer Wenona.
This boat makes the fifth in thev
White Collar line fleet. The Wenona
will be taken out of the regular packet
service and used for the same pur
poses as the Silver Crescent was last
season. It will run short exciirsio:s
up and down the Mississippi and the
Hennepin canal. The Black Hawk will
be ready for service the first of Aug
ust. With the building of :he lilack
Hawk the Silver Crescent ptws out
of existence, all that remains -f it be-
ins the engines.
Miss Grace Washburn of "Geneseo is
visiting at the home of Miss Mildred
Pfaff of South Heights.
Mrs. Will Post and daughter of
Decatur are visiting at the home tf
Rev. and Mrs. W. R, Wiley.
Mrs. George Schneider and daughter.
Josephine, left yesterday for an ex
tended visit an Nauvoo. 111.
Miss Minnie Inglis has gone to CoId-
t ado for an extended visit at various
points of interest in that state.
Miss I.anra Martftiis returned hom?
Saturday from Grand Detour, . 111.,
where she spent the last month.
. J. C. Woods hag returned home af
ter a two weeks' visit with relatives
and friends at Central City, Neb.
;Mrs. W. T. Call, formerly of this city
now of Rockford. is a guest. at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. G. I Eyster.
Mrs. Granville H. Sherwood and
son. Granville, leave tomorrow morn
ing for Stanton, Va., for an extended
B. C. Hartz and son. Benjamin, ani
James Connor left yesterday for Char
levoix, Mich. Part of the trip will bt
made via the lakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Laflin and
Miss Sadie Grote returned home last
evening from a vacation spent at
Tittusville, Pa. ,
Mrs. O. L. Bruner and daughter.
Mabel, and Miss Katherlne Donaldson
have returned from a visit of a few
days in Chicago.
W. B. Roberts and daughter, Miss
Marinda, left yesterday for a visit
to the Seattle exposition and other
points of interest in the northwest.
W. P. Ammerman accompanied th-?
remains of his brother, W. M. Ammer
man, to Cambridge this noon. Mr.
Ammerman died while visiting in Mo
line. Ernest Skinner left last evening for
Seattle, Wash., on an extended visi'.
He will register for the land drawing
and also visit the Alaska-Yukon exp
A party composed of the Misses
Mabel Payne. Irene Don, Ruth and
Ada Hemenway, Cora Gaetjer and
Mabie Smith, chaperoned by Mrs. H.
L. Hemenway of Moline left this
morning on the steamer St. Paul for
a two weeks' visit at St. Paul and
Dr. 'and Mrs. E. R. Smith and
daughter, Miss Mabel, arrirSS by
automobile yesterday from their
home at Toledo, Iowa, and are guests
at the home of I. H. Buffum. Dr.
Smith, who was' a practicing phy
sician at Edgington 30 years ago,
will make this city the center for a
number of excursions Into the coun
try.'- He finds many changes in Rock
Island since he left. :"' ' ."" " ' ' '
Moline Improvement Roll Stands in
- . the County Court. . -.-The
verdict of.a jury in the coun
ty court, r returned late Saturday, af-
ternoon; 'sustained the assessment
roll for the improvement of .Seven
teen li. avenue, Moline, -for a stretch
of "five blocks front "Tenth to Fif
teenth' streets, by paving. The ob
jections were made by John Low and
L. C. Warner. It was claimed that
the benefits did not equal the as
sessment. , City Attorney B. S. Bell
represented the city, and George W.
Woo4 appeared for the objectors
IN THE LAST REST
Mrs. J. . G. Huntoon Passes
Peacefully Away After Sev
eral Years of Suffering.
WAS A NOBLE CHARACTER
Had Spent Practically All Her Life
Here Was Daughter of Repre
Mrs. Ada B. Huntoon, wife of J. G.
Huntoon, 914 Twentieth street, passed
peacefully to her final rest last even
ing about C: 30. .Mrs. Huntoon had
been a sufferer from tuberculosis for
six yearsand had spent several year&
in the foiuhwest in hopes of regaining
her health. Of late, however, it was
(seen that death was'not far distant.
and she had resigned herself to await
Mrs. Huntoon was the daughter of
Representative and Mrs. Thomas
Campbell. She was born in this city
Oct. 19, 18CC, and she had spent prac
tically all . her life here. She attended
the schools of this city also and had
a large circle of devoted friends and
sincere admirers. She was united in
marriage with Mr. Huntoon Dec. 11,
1891. Her home life since her mar
riage has been ideal, as she lived en
tirely for her family and those whom
The Surviving- Family
She Is survived by her husband and
two sons, Frank and Jay, besides her
parents and four brothers, John, Sam
uel, ChaVles and Will Campbell, all of
this city, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas
Gallager of Reynolds.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 to
morrow afternoon from the home. Rev.
H. W. Reed of the First Baptist
church, of which Mrs. Huntoon was a
member, will conduct the services.
Burial will take place at Chippiannock
Funeral of Rom Simmon.
The funeral of Rose .Simmon was
held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home of her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. Simmon. 1O00 Twenty-first
street. The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. R. B. Williams, pastoi
of the First Methodist church. A quar
tet composed of Mrs. A. E. William?,
Miss Bertha Jonassen, John Hazard
and O. C. Hickman, sang "The King's
Business," -a favorite of the little
girls, and "Beautiful Isle Some
where." Mrs. Williams sang "That
Sweet Story." The pall bearers were:
P. C. Simmons of Moline, William
Dindinger, J. F. Dindinger. Louis Diud
iuger, U.'E. Casteel and F. K. Rhoads.
Burial took place at Chippiannock
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Arg-us, 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.
Announce Engagement. Mr. and
Mrs. Wellington Martin of Davenport
announced the engagement of then
daughter, Miss Adah Wellington Mar
tin, to Oscar Joseph Wintermann of
St. Louis, at an informal afternoon tea
which was given on the lawn of the
Martin home on East Seventh street
Friday. The guests were about a
dozen intimate girl friends of Miss
Martin's and the colors of green and
white were used in the decorations
and dainty refreshments that were
served on the lawn. Miss Martin Is
one of the favorites of the younger
social set of the tri-cities. She at
tended St. Katharine's school previous
to going abroad for a year's study in
Paris, returning home last winter,
Mr. Wintermann comes ofi a well
known St. Louis family, his father be
ing one of the prominent sugar refiners
of that city. He graduated from Wash
ington university as a chemist, anl
came to Davenport last February as
superintendent of the Davenport Corn
Products company. The wedding will
be in the early fall. .
Entertains at Steamer Party. Miss
Sue Denkmann entertained a party of
75 tri-city friends on the steamer Wey
ernausea Saturday afternoon on in
excursion to Muscatine. The riv?i
party was given for Mrs. E. P. Denk
mann of Hammond. La., and for Miss
Elizabeth Weyerhauser of ' St. Paul.
Minn., who are visiting at the homes
of Miss Denkmann and Mrs. S. S
Davis. Supper was served on the bo.it
and there was music during the after
noon and evening. -'
Entertains for Visiting Girls. Miss
Louise Holcomb of Oak lane, Daven
port, Invited in some 20- girl friends
Friday' afternoon, 'to meet her gues.
Miss Ruth Huntinir of Chicago ani
for Miss Elizabeth Weyerhauser of St.
Paul, who is visiting her aunt, Mrs
S. S. Davis, of this city. It was r
very informal affair for the younger
crowd of girls, refreshments being
served at 5 o'clock. .
Surprised on Birthday. Friends sur
prised A.. J7 Reiss at his home, 250Gi
Eighth-and-a-half avenue. Saturday eve
ning on the occasion of his birthday
anniversary. 'The evening pas passed
playing games and lunch was served.
' In Honor of ' Ninth Birthday.-M'-.
and Mrs. Ed Baker at their home. S2G
Twenty-first street; entertained 30 lit
tle friends of their daughter, Myrtle, in
honor of "her ninth birthday anniver
had a merry time playing games and
I cnniAi a crn idc
jumnu nrrning j
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We sell these famous fixtures and combine with their installation '
the workmanship which has made our reputation.
Repair work given prompt and expert attention.
Allen , Mvers & Companf
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
enjoying music and delicious refresh
ments were served. The little hos
tess received a number
W. C. T. U. Meeting. The Woman's
Christian Temperance union will meet
sary Saturday afternoon. The children
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with
.Miss Ella Taylor, 904 Ninetcencn
street. The subject for discussion will
be "Health and Heredity," and the
meeting will be addressed by Dr A. E.
Williams. - The public "s W'i;cotr.e to
Sociable and Card Party. Th? La
dies' auxiliary, of the Bro lierliood of
Railway Trainmen will hr 1 a sociable
and card party at I. O. O. F. hall to
morrow afternoon at 2:30. '
BUT ONE BLOCK REMAINS
Reconstruction Work on Elm Street
Liue Xearly Finished.
The work of reconstruction of the
Elm street track between .Xinth and
Fourteenth avenue on Thirtieth
street was completed Saturday. The
Elm street line'has now .all been re
laid except the block between Twen
tieth and Twenty-first streets on
Sixth avenue. This stretch will be
relaid in about a month.
MANY TRIPS SCHEDULED
W. W. Arrives in Port to Fill Ex
The steamer W. W. arrived in port
today and this evening the boat will
take out a moonlight excursion for
the tri-city butchers. Tomorrow an
excursion given by the Bt. Paul's Eng
lish Lutheran Sunday school of Daven
port will be taken to Woorward'-
grove. In the evening a moonlight ex
cursion of railway clerks will be taken
out. Wednesday the Shriners will
make the round trip to Muscatine and
the boat will return in time to take
out the hello girls of the Union Elec-
tris Telephone company of Davenpor'.
Thursday the Island City Boating as
sociation will give a moonlight excur
You now get FREE one photo ' enlargment to
frame 10x12 inches with each dozen medium
Our prices are just the same as during the past
12 years and the portrait alone would cost you
Work is Known to be
of the Best. -
And to have this large -one to keep yourself is
just the thing. f ;
Get them now while it lasts;
Opposite Harper House. - -f .
Entrance by Ramser's. e BOCK ISLAND
WELL FOR M. W. A. i
BUILDING IS DONE
Drilling Is Stopped at Depth of l,l:t.
Feet, With Flow of 200 Gal- -Ions
The Woodmen well in the rear of
the head office building was completed
Saturday night at 9:35, after a depth
of 1,135 feet had been reached, it
took 45 days from the time of setting
up to the time of. completion. The an
proximate cost of the drilling was $2.25
a foot. There is a flow of 200 gallon;;
a minute. The well is 10 inches in
diameter at the top. but narrows down
to eight inches at the bottom. " The
water is to be used throughout the
building and a tank is to be built in
the attic of the building. The water
is to be carried up by its own pressure,
and the building will be piped from thc
well and the tank. -
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Lewis' Single Binder straight S cents:
You pay 10 cents for cigars not so
Children are quick to find the good
things to eat. They prefer "Yello"
cornflakes because there's really a taste
of corn in them; the rich, delicious
taste of yellow corn. Try them.
The only toasted cornflakes made
exclusively from yellow corn are
"Yello" cornflakes. The kind with
the rich corn flavor. Try them. You'll
not back to the old kind.
Newest and best! "Yello" corn-"
flakes are the largest, richest and .
most delicious, because they are .
ir.;u!c lrom yellow corn by special
processes. - ' V-5