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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 190&.
S OF THE NEIGHBO
20875.45 on Fira Loss, That the
loss by the recent fire to the', U. N.
Roberts company was amply protected
by insurance Is hinted In the amount
of Insurance paid to that company, the
figure being 206.875.46. This consti
tutes the total of all Insurance compa
nies on warehouse and contents and
yard, lumber which were destroyed.
When seen today regarding the satis
faction of insurance claims, E. C. Roo
ertsr a member of the company, said
that the insurance companies had
promptly paid up all claims and thit
everything was adjusted in a way sat
isfactorily to the company. An esti
mate of the loss was not given but It
is said that the insurance will amount
to almost the entire net loss suffered
by the fire.
Continuance of West's Case Asked.
Robert EL Cantwell, legal advisor of
Harry O. West, now in the county jail
on tBe charge of uttering a forged in
strument, has asked County Attorney
Fred Vollmer for a continuance In the
date of the accused man's trial, hut
this has been refused and in the event
there is a trial, which is becoming less
probable dally, this will be held on
Dec. 15 or within, a few days imme
diately following. The grounds on
which Cantwell based his request for
a continuance were not given but it is
thought that he desires time in which
to gather more evidence favoring his
client. About two weeks ago the date
for the trial was set for Dec. 15 which
wag at that time agreeable to Mr. Cant
well but since then he has found occa
sion to make this appeal for additional
time. At the time West was arraigned
in court upon the charge now preferred
against him, he plead not guilty but it
is now thought that when the time for
trial comes, he will change his plea to
guilty with the hope of leniency be-j
iug suuwn mm.
Arsenal Workman Hurt. Louis Des
salnt, 1108 Perry street, was yesterday
1 the victim of a serious and unfortunate
accident at the Rock Island Arsenal,
when h!a sleeve caught in the belt
wheel at the plane at which he works
and drew him into it. Inflicting; severe
injuries aoout his chest and legs, crush
ing three ribs. Mr. Dessaint was at
tending his duties when In fome un
known manner, his sleeve was caught
between the belt and the wheel, which
as it revolved, quickly drew him into
it. Struggling to wrench himseJf loosa
he was drawn up and violently thrown
against it, inflicting the above mention
ed injuries. His fellow workmen rush
ed to his assistance and after extricat
ing him had him taken to Jiis home l:i
this city. A physician was called and
his injuries were dressed. He will be
unable to return to his duties for a
number of weeks even though interns,!
injuries do not develop.
Obituary. a dispatch to Mrs. Geo.
Ashford and Mrs. Ephriam Stark of
Pleasant Valley brought word of the
death of their brother, Thomas Flem
ming, at Emporia, Kan. Mr. Flemming
was 69 years and S days old at the
time of his death. He was born in
Scott county, Dec. 44, 1840. The de
ceased leaves a wife and four children,
all grown, Clara, Loma, Bessie and
Thomas, Jr., two sisters, Mrs. George
Ashford and Mrs. Ephriam Stark, of
Pleasant Valley, and a brother, Sydney
Grant of Bettendorf.
Myer Brady passed away this morn
ing at 1 o'clock at his home, 223 East
Fourth street, after a prolonged illne3s
from a complication of diseases. Two
daughters, Mrs. M. Tenenbom and Mls3
Brady, and three sons, Charles and
Dave Brady, of .this city and John
Brady of Iowa City survive.
Miss Mary Murphy passed away
Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at her
home. 1775 Viola street, after a pro
longed illness. Two brothers, John arid
Michael Murphy, survive. The funeral
was held this morning from the late
residence, 1775 Viola street, with serv
ices at the Holy Family church. Burial
was in the Holy Family cemetery.
Hans Hansen passed away Sunday
nlght at Mercy hospital as the result
of an operation performed Friday. He
was born April 30, 1836, In Slageise, Is
land of Zeeland, and was 73 years, 7
months and 12 days of age at the time
of death. Fraternal lodge No. 221, of
the Masons will have charge of the
Joseph H. Davis passed away yester
day at his residence, 1602 Park ave
nue, after an Illness of Ave weeks' du
ration ending In paralysis. He was
well known in this city, having been
in the government service in this city
as mail carrier for more than 20 years,
having completed his term last Sep
tember. Mr. Davis was born in Eben3
burg, Cambria county, Pa., Aug. 21.
1S35, and came to Scott county in the
year 1847. Later he enlisted In the civil
war in the regiment of the Second
Iowa infantry. He served for the entire
four years. He was married in Febru
ary, 1S69, to Miss Callsta J. Dixon,
who suvlves. One daughter, Miss Lu
cela A. Davis, three brothers, William
of Pleasant Valley,, John of Ashland,
Neb., and George of LeClalre, and one
half-brother. Ezekiel of Salem, Neb.
The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late
RETIRES ON HIS OWN FARM
"Mr. Wilson Builds Modem Residence and Has Tenant Do All Chore
Xotes of His Successful Farming.
A. B. Wilson of Magnolia township,
Putnam county. Is a retired farmer
about 60 years of ape, but he didn't
follow the tisual custom and move to
town. He retired upon his own farm,
building a beautiful and elegantly fur
nished residence with every modern
convenience of the city, and then again
he made a unique arrangement about
his chores that gives him complete
liberty as to his coming and going or
continued absence from home at any
He rented, the farm to a satisfactory
man who had been in his employ six
years. This tenant lives in the old
house a few rods in the rear of Mr.
Wilson's, and does all the chores ex
cept caring for the latter's team. Mr.
Wilson turned over to him three good
cows with the understanding that he
was to milk the cows and supply Mr.
Wilson with all the milk and butter
the tenant's wife makes good butter
depends upon the heater how
constructed whether it gets all
the fuel-energy or only some of it.
If the heater is a
(Equipped with Smokeless Device)
the raising of the temperature is
Turn the wick as high or low as
it will go there's no danger, no
smoke, no smell just an emphatic
raising of temperature. The
Automatic Smokeless Device
is a permanent check upon carelessness, making the heater
safe in the hands of a child. Burns nine hours with one
filling, heats all parts of a room quickly.
Oil indicator tells amount of oil in the all-brass font. Damper top.
Cool handle. Aluminum window frame. Cleaned in a minute. Finished
in Nickel or Japan. Various styles and finishes.
Every Dealer Everywhere. If Not at Youn. Write for Descriptive Circular
to the Nearest Agency of the
STANDARD Oil. COMPANY
Helping Hands" "Need Help
PEOPLE mTIOMALSJIKKSlSIU ROOM 43
.-: - OLD Fit ONE. WEST 122
"OPEN WSDNSoDAV" AND SXTW&AY NIGHTS
fmmm u.. iaia!yCT7 iJiMl-gr'.g
r.w w I
that the family needed for themselves
or guests at any time, the tenant to
keep the rest.
This has proven a profitable invest
mentfor the tenant and quite satisfac
tory to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The
milk is brought to their house each day
in just such quantities as they order.
Likewise the tenant takes full charge
of the flock of chickens and returns
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson one-half of the
eggs and one-half of the money re
ceived for any poultry sold. Thus
there is nothing to keep the Wilson's
at home whenever they desire to stay
away over night or to make a visit of
several days or weeks. It would only
be necessary to let the tenant know,
even by telephone, and to have him
take care of the horses if left at home.
Every Modern Convenience.
The house is supplied with hot water,
heat, a gasoline gas plant for lighting
and cocking, two pressure tanks In the
basement for furnishing hot and cold
soft water and well water wherever
needed in the house, and a successful
sewage system with vitrified tile lead
ing to a cesspool several rods away
with tile--drainage for the overflow.
No solid material can pass farther
than this pool.
Such a large and thoroughly mod
ern residence with all the conveniences,
if built in the city, would have cost
much more than the $7,000 paid for the
new building, moving and repairing
the old one. From laundry room and
woodshed for a year's 6upply of cook
stove wood to the large and beautiful
ly finished rooms and chambers, the
Wilsons have built Just what they
wanted and just as many rooms as
Pioneer Clover Grower.
Mr. Wilson's farm methods and re
sults are well worth studying. The
home place contains only 160 acres.
He and his brother, Oliver Wilson,
were, the first to raise clover in that
vicinity, and they have grown it for
more than 30 years with good results.
And this Is one of the first places In
Illinois to adopt the sowing of clover,
and this crop has been grown there ex
tensively for many years. Mr. Wilson
and John Swaney estimate that three
fourths of all the oats ground in that
vicinity Is seeded with clover. The
neighborhood yield of oats was 40 to
55 bushels per acre and of wheat 16 to
SlSflO Cheek for Clover Seed.
Until two years ago A. B. Wilson fed
most of his grain, keeping many hogs.
Never more than 60 acres is corn, and
usually no more than 40 acres of corn
and 40 acres of oats are grown. A great
deal of clover seed has been saved
and sold. Once he marketed three
crops of clover seed from this place at
one time and received In payment a
check for $1,260. It was necessary to
buy only 25 bushels to fill the order.
Some cattle have been fed, but most
of his cattle are sold from the grass.
Sheep are also kept.
Plowi Under a Clover Crop.
Mr. Wilson la In accord with Dr.
Hopkins' latest clover advice, and this
fall or next spring will turn under a
fine catch crop of clover, about li
tons per acre, which grew in the oats.
About 80 bushels per acre of corn were
grown on one field, the second year
from clover and timothy sod which had
been pastured a number of years, while
a neighboring 20 acres of corn yielded
about half as much another object
lesson in soil fertility and. good culti
vation. Mr. Wilson has frequently
grown 60, 70 and 80 bushels per acre of
corn. A great deal of manure has been
hauled onto this land, covering the en
tire farm a couple of times. The clo
ver straw is hauled back to the lapd.
Usually Just one hired man is kept. '
15 or 20 Boahela Increase of Corn.
Mr. Wilson says that most farmers
of that community are taking better
caro of their land, and that, in Magno
lia township there has been an average
difference of 15 or 20 bushels per acre
of corn the last 10 years between the
production of those farmers "that lave
The Search for Stevens. Circulars
have been scattered broadcast over
the country- asking the police of all
cities and towns to aid in the search
for G. C. Stevens, missing employe of
the Republic Iron and Steel Co., who
up to the time of his strange disap
pearance was superintendent of the
Sylvan plant here. The man's home is
in St. Louis, but efforts to locate him
are being directed from Chicago. It
was under Chief Steward's direction
that the circulars were distributed.
Judge O. N. Carter of the supreme
bench, a Chlcagoan, is an uncle of the
missing young man, and he has been
active in urging the officers to effort.
Mr. Stevens left Moline Nor. IS, the
understanding being that he went to
Chicago. He did not go away on com
pany business, having asked permis
sion for a few days' absence from his
superiors. He did not explain the na
ture of his errand nor where he was
going. The supposition has been that
he went to Chicago; recent develop
ments, however, suggest the possibility
that he boarded a westbound train
from Moline. It is reported that a
brother of young Stevens disappeared
and was missing for a year before he
Death Near; Calls Her Relatives.
Charles Anderberg, former baggage
man at the Manufacturers' hotel, now
of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Minnie
Olson of Chicago, arrived Sunday, call
ed by the serious illness of Mrs. Fred
Wheelock of 1547 Twenty-fourth ave
nue. Mr. Anderberg was accompanied
by his wife. Mr. Anderberg 13 a cou
sin, and Mrs. Olson a sister, and It
was Mfs. Wbeelock's request that they
be summoned, as she realizes that her
chances of recovery are almost hope
less. Mrs. Wheelock was operated on
four weeks ago In a hospital In Chi
cago for a tumor. At the time it was
learned that she was also suffering
from cancer. It was impossible to re
move all of the growth, and in her
weakened condition a second operation
is not advisable. Friends are hoping
against hope that Rhe W'H rally and
gain the strength to win the battle for
Chases foys; Broken Leg. While
chasing a crowd of mlsrhievous boys
who had pelted him with snowballs,
Elnar Mathesen fell Sunday evening,
fracturing the small bone of his left
leg. A doctor reduced the fracture,
and Mathesen Is now resting at his
home, but he will be confined for some
time as a result of the accident. The
boys whom Mathesen wes chasing
made life miserable tor pedestrians m
the vicinity of Tenth street and EIgn-
MADAM, DO YOU
KNOW YOUR, DANGER?
Do you realize the seriousness of symptoms of diseased kidneys and bladder
and what the result may be?
ins, tonic ana reconstructive in action.'
and cannot do aaythicg but benefit
Do you know that there are, today.
thousands upon thousands or poor.
wretched, suffering women dragging
themselves about in a " dead-and-alive,"
nervous, hysterical, exhausted
state unfit for anything unable to
work seeing no happiness or pleasure
And do you know that in a great
majority of cases these suffering sister-women
are afflicted (as, possibly,
you are afflicted) with some form of
kidney and bladder disease? That's
what it is. There may be other minor
derangements, too but look out for
four kidneys and bladder.
Whenever there Is anything wrong
with the Kidneys and Bladder, a good
way to be sure of the fact is to give
an honest remedy, such as De Witt's
Kidney and Bladder Pills an honest
trial. Then, if there is anything wrong
with your Kidneys and Bladder, these
marvelously beneficial Pills will at
nee rectify it. In nearly all cases.
Then you will know what was the
DeWltt's Kidney and Bladder Pills
are especially intended for any and
all derangements of the Kidneys and
Bladder, in men or women. They are
thoroughly antiseptic, soothing, heal-
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If you experiene- 6Ufn distressing
symptoms as coLBUraiy recurrent
"sick headaches." exhausting, drag-
TlWil ll glEg P"B u cack, groin anfl
vtv I 1,mw. wiieu Moated extremV
ties, excessive DervouPnei;g and hy
terla. languor and "ftge()Ut feel
lng you may be certain that youl
system Is loaded with that deadly urta
acid poison which cai:s aj Kidney
and Bladder derangements. Then l' i
time to call a halt. 4,
And then why not glv rj0 witta
Kidney and Bladder P,ti4 a trial?
Nearly all druggists t 'i them, but
their manufacturers are ho urlXot!S (J
have every man and wou.in afflicted
with any derangement of tt. kidneyg
and bladder try these pills, u.arn
what they will really do, .Klt tbey,
offer to send a trial box, 0f an
cost, to anyone who will t?K lt(
trouble to write for it. Writ. f0r tt
to-day to E. c. ue win & to., Chi-
cago you do not Know
this may mean to you.
DeWITT'S KIDNEY AND BLADDER PILLS
teenth avenue all day, bombarding ail
who passed. Mathesen's jlre was
aroused when he received a stinging
blow In the face from a snowball pack
ed so hard that It was practically ice.
and he rushed up a steep embankment
after the young vandals. The accident
occurred when he lost his footing and
fell. The Injured man is a barber, em
ployed in the Mohler shop at the cor
ner of Fifteenth street and Sixteenth
avenue. He worked for years In the
shop of C. E. Evans on Sixteenth
Inspection of Cows. Health Inspect
or1 Ed. Jones is now In the midst of his
inspection of the milch cows which
supply the milk, cream and butter that
the dairymen sell to the people of Mo
line. The inspection began yesterday.
Inspector Jones is making the rounds
in a one-horse cutter and is accompan
ied by Dr. Samuel R. Kennedy, D. V.
S., proprietor of the Moline Veterinary
Infirmary. The cows which, are past
ured and kept within the limits of the
limits of the city are being Inspected
this afternoon. Inspector Jones esti
mates that there are 100 such within
the city limits and each one will be
examined by the doctor and by Inspec
tor Jones. All cows found to have any
of the diseases common to the' bovine
herds aro to be condemned without
ceremony. Lump jaws and other
troubles are to be taken as indications
of bad health, and cows thus affected
will be placed under suspicion aa vic
tims of tuberculosis. '
People Must Help
IF STRUGGLE TO PREVENT SPREAD OF CONSUMPTION IS TO
BE REALLY SUCCESSFUL.
It is a grand work that Is being done by the various societies for
the study and prevention of tuberculosis, but unless the people help, at
least to the extent of taking ordinary precautions to avoid contract
ing the disease themselves, it will be Impossible ever to attain the full
measure of success.
Neglect of a cough or cold often leads to consumption. The cough
Irritates the lungs and leaves them sore and very susceptible to tuber
cular germs. To break up a cold quickly the following mixture Is most
effective: Mix two ounces of glycerine, a half ounce of Virgin Oil of Pine
compound pure and eight ounces of pure whisky. Shake well and take
a teaspoonful every four hours. The Ingredients are not expensive and
can be bought in any good drug store.
It is claimed by the Leach Chemical Company of Cincinnati, who
prepare the genuine Virgin Oil of Pine compound pure, that this mixture
will cure any cough that is curable.
IT IT Or Gilt-Edfied
A flOme Easy5Tcrrns "
We have a proposition which we wish to submit to anyone look
ing for a home which they can buy on easy terms or for a piece
of gilt edged income property.
The property is located in the east part of the city and con
sists of two houses on a large lot 60x130. The location is de
sirable and convenient to street cars and the houses are r.ever
vacant. One house with 10 rooms rents at J 19. The other, a neat
five room cottage rents at $10. Both have city water and sewer.
The price is $3,400. .The terms, $500 cash down and the bal
ance at $25 per month.
This Is particularly desirable for anyone employed at the ar
senal or Moline 6hops on account of the location and Is especially
suited to a young married man who could live in the cottage and
rent the other bouse. For one situated so as to handle it in thii
way the proposition would figure as follows:
Annual income from large house at $10 per month ...... (228.00
Taxes $ 37.SO
Water rent 15.00
First year's interest 163.00 (223.B0
Balance over expenses $4.&0
In other words you would have free rent and a balance of $4.50
besides to apply on repairs which would be very light. The $25
per month which you pay would, every cent of it, apply on the prin
cipal, cutting it down at the rate of $300 per year and reducing the
The price at which these properties are offered would not build
the houses themselves to say nothing of the value of the lot. You
are getting a sacrifice price on easy terms. We can say honestly
that we have not seen a proposition to equal it since we have been
Our office Is open Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 1
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or not. Don't be deceived by misleading advertisements but be
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