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AHGUS, THURSDAY, DKCK31UKR 30, 1001?
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
iHome Guards of the "World, a fraternal
Insurance society established in Daven
port five years ego, will be merged
with the Homesteaders of Des Moines
Jan. 1 and arrangements are being
perfected with that end In view. The
Homesteaders is a much stronger or
ganization and takes over the local
Isoclety at the same rate the policy
holders are now paying. The Home
jGuards hav 1,300 members, most of
iwhom are in Iowa The plans of
Ijerry Green, supreme secretary, for
jmerly of Davenport, are not decided
;as yet. Green's health has been f an
ting and for some time he will take a
i Record of 450 Rabbits. Henry Ditt
mer, a farmer residing near Blue
'Grass, Monday afternoon and Tues
'day succeeded In killing 50 rabbits,
ia. record breaking number in this vi
cinity. The shooting was excellent,
'the fresh snow making the best kind
of rabbit hunting. The animals were
Eold in this city. Rabbit hunting has
:been the best this winter in many
years, the continuous fall of snow
blotting out all old tracks and the
'depth of it making it difficult for them
to travel swiftly. Many cases have
Ibeen reported when the huntsmen
have overtaken them and caught them
with their hands.
i Cfub Directors Nominated. The
nominating committee of the Daven
.port Commercial clu appointed re
cently to place in nomination the
names of live members to be voted on
for directors at the annual meeting
to be held Jan. 10 made its report
jesterday, as a result of which report
the following nominations for dlrec-
panies soon had the fire under control
and the adjacent buildings were not
Mrs. McCraney Given $1. The Jury
in the slander case of Mrs. Minnie
McCraney of LeClaire vs. Mrs. Eliza
beth Smith yesterday afternoon after
being out for about six hours returned
a verdict of 1 in favor of the plain
tiff. In addition to awarding this sum
as a vindication of the plaintiff, the
Jury answered the interrogatory which
queried whether or not the defendant
on or about March 24. 1909, in the
presence of several LeClaire residents,
stated in conversation that the plain
tiff was a kleptomaniac and had been
guilty of shoplifting. The Jury's
answer to this query was affirmative.
The verdict, while of no material con
sequence to the plaintiff, is a vindica
tion of the accusation which had been
uttered against her by the defendant
and is satisfactory to the attorneys
for the plaintiff. J. A. Hanley and
William Chamberlin appeared for
Mrs. McCraney and Lane & Waterman
and Loui3 Block for the defendant.
Death of R. J. O'Donnell. Robert J.
O'Donnell, 216 East River street, died
Tuesday afternoon at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Julia Stapleton, after a
prolonged illness. He was born J una
16, 1832, in Ireland and had been a
resident of this city for the past 49
years, being a retired laborer. His
wife, Mrs. Robert J. O'Donnell, died
May 8, 1906. Five daughters. Mrs. H.
S. Moore of Chicago, Mrs. P. H. Sta
pleton and Mrs. James Stapleton of
this city, Mrs. W. A. Porter of Rock
Island and Mrs. F. A. Byinskie of
Garey, Ind.; two sons, John O'Donnell
of Rock Island and Thomas O'Donnell
of Kansas City, and one brother. Dan
iel O'Donnell of Chicago, survive. The
funeral will be held this morning from
the home of his daugnter, Mrs. Julia
to visit relatives. Mr. French return
ed Tuesday, but Mrs. French and Pearl
will remain for a longer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bookman and
children spent Saturday with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. U A. Williams left
Friday for a two months' visit with
relatives in Walnut, 111.
Frank and Jennie Carpenter went to
Joslin Monday for a visit with friends.
Rev. Mr. McFarland of the Memorial
Christian church of Rock Island gave
a Christmas talk at the Christian mis
sion Sunday afternoon.
Dr. J. H. Long and family spent
Christmas day at the home of the doc
tor's parents in Orion.
Martin Van Gent of Muscatine spent
Sunday with his sisters, Mrs. G. F.
Shelling and Mrs. M. A. Ingersoll.
James Westphal spent Christmas
with his parents near Clinton, Iowa.
Mrs. William Sackville and daugh
ter Margaret and Margaret Willey
were Christmas visitors at the home
of Mrs. Sackville's mother in Milan.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Briseland have re
turned from a visit at Garrison, Iowa,
and are spending a few days with their
daughter, Mrs. A. Morton, before re
turning to their home In Mineral.
tors are announced: Hugo Braunlich, i stapleton. 216 East Fifth street, with
I John A. Feenev Colonel George W
iFrench, J. F. Porter and Dr. W. H.
Rendelmann. The nominating com
mittee consisted of Charles Grille.
John A. Feeney. H. J. Zeuch. Isaac
jPetersberger, R. J. Stelling, Walter
'Schmidt and F. J. Allen.
Home Damaged $1,030 by Fire. A
midnight blaze which had its origin in
ithe furnace in the home of Arthur
. Clifford at the corner of Thirteenth
street and Oneida avenue Tuesday
night nearly resulted in the destruc
tion of the entire house. As it was,
the structure was damaged to the ex
tent of at least $1,XX and the loss to
the furniture will total a like amount.
,The Are was discovered about 11
o'clock by Mrs. Clifford, who was
aroused from her slumbers by stifling
smoke which filled the house. She
at once arose and discovered that the
entire houe and been filled with
smoke and she. then notified -the other
members of the family, all of whom
escaped safely. The alarm was sent
to the fire companies and within a
few minutes several companies were
on the scene of the conflagration.
Tuesday afternoon fire wrought con
siderable damage to the- bicycle store
of C- R. Ceurvorst at 327" West Third
street, the estimated damage being
about $150. The Maze started in the
rear of the store and was caused from
an overheated brazing machine. The
efforts of the down town fire corn-
services -at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's
church. Burial was in St. Marguer
A program was given at the Chris
tian mission Friday evening.'
Mr. and Mrs. John Dormady spent
Christmas in Sherrard.
Fred Wild and Clifford Sandige spent
a few days near Cleveland, hunting.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Aldrich and
son Tracy left Monday noon for Chi
Hector Martin has gone to Belgium
It has been rumored around town that
he is to bring back a bride.
The Plymouth entertainment was
well attended and a great success.
Robert Smith left Friday to visit his
parents In Peoria.
Harry Rasmuseen returned from Al-
gona, Iowa, to visit his parents before
bis departure for Idaho.
Hugh Gorman is here -from Mather-
ville to visit his brother, Tom Gorman.
Roy Kenner went to Charlotte, Mich.,
where he will be married to a young
lady of that place. They will stay
there until after the holidays, and will
then come here.
Mrs. Klutz has been seriously ilL
Emil Haas went to Freeport Friday
to visit his parents.
Mr. and Mtb. William French and
daughter Pearl went to Peoria Friday
Lawrence Fitzpatrick of St. Louis
Is visiting home folks. He arrived
Mr. and Mrs. W. Heath and daugh
ter left for their home in Colorado
Mrs. Rathbun is sick.
The Christmas program given at
the Methodist church Friday evening
was greatly enjoyed:
Mrs. Bertha David and Mrs. Rene
Ruge and daughter Ruth attended a
house party at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin David of Preemption
Christmas. They returned home
Arthur Mercer or Oelwein, Iowa,
is visiting at the home of his aunt,
Mrs. W. Kale.
Frances Cullen is sick with scarlet
fever at the home of David Matthews.
Pedestrian; Icy Walk; Hospital.
Axel W. KJellstrom, residing at 1805
Eighteenth street, slipped on an icy
walk on Fifteenth street between
Fourth and Fifth avenues at 11 o'clock
Tuesday night, seriously injuring him
seir. lJr. f. O. Rlngnell was summon?
and he ordered the man removed to
St Anthony's hospital, where he will
be confined for at least a fortnight
Mr. KJellstrom is suffering from a se
vere contusion of the head and back.
ited from Friday until Monday with
relatives in Rock Island.
Ethel Bruner is teaching the Cole
Mrs. Joe Gould returned home
from Iowa Tuesday.
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The following new books have been
received at the Rock Island public
library and will be ready for circula
tion next Friday morning:
"The Old Wives' Tale" E. A. Ben
nett. "Homesteaders" Kate Boyles.
"Island of Regeneration" C. T.
"American Prose Masters" W. C.
"Last Days of Papal Rome" Raf
faele de Cesare.
"The Foreigner" Ralph Connor.
"True Tilda" A. T. Quiller-Couch.
"It Never Can Happen Again"
Willlam de Morgan.
"Mexico" C. R. Enock.
"Labor and the Railroads" J. O. Fa-
"The Winning Lady, and Others"
M. E. W. Freeman.
"Veronica Playfair" Mrs. M. W.
"The Picturesque Hudson" Clifton
"Songs Every One Should Know"
"Founders and Rulers of United Is
rael" C. F. Kent.
"Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew
History" C. F. Kent.
"Kings and Prophets of Israel and
Judah" C. F. Kent.
"Awakening- of Turkey" E. F.
In the Forbidden Land" A. H. S.
"The Long Gallery" Eva Lathbury.
"The Dominant Dollar" W. O. LSI-
Little Sister Snow" Mrs. F. C. Ma-
Conquering the Arctic Ice" Ejnar
"Less Than Kin" Mrs. A. D. Miller.
"The Great Divide" W. V. Moody.
"In Viking Land" W. S. Monroe.
"Green Ginger" Arthur Morrison.
"Psychology and the Teacher"
"Lords of High Decision" Meredith
"My Day: Reminiscences of a Long
Life" S. A. R. Pryor.
"Christianity and the Social CrisiB"
. "Army Letters From san Officer's
Wife" F. M. A. Roe.
"Immigrant Tide; Its Ebb and Flow"
E. A. Steiner.
"The Speaker" Vol. 3.
"The Reformation" Wllllston Walk
er. "The Oath of Allegiance" E. S. P.
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. .
"Four Plays for Children" J. J.
"Faery Queen and Her Knights"
A. J. Church.
"School Team in Camp" J. P. EarL
"Child's Guide to American History"
H. W. El son.
"Felicia's Friends" E. L, Gould.
"Emergencies" C. E. Gullck.
"Garden of Eden" George Hodges.
"Captain John Smith" Tudor Jenks.
"Montana, the Land of Shining Moun
tains" K. B. Judson.
"Flying Plover" Theodore Roberts.
"Stories of the Great West" Theo
"Boys and Girls of Seventy-Seven"
M. P. W. Smith.
"Stories of the Ancient World."
"Stories of the Middle Ages."
"Stories of Norse Heroes Told by the
Northmen" E. M. Wllmot-Buxton.
Fire In Stockroom. An explosion
caused by the overturning of a lighted
lantern In the stockroom of the D. M
Sechler Carriage company started
small o'.:ize yesterday afternoon. The
burning 'oil set flre to the wall paper
and generated sufficient heat to set
off one of the automatic sprinklers
An employe of the carriage company
was repairing a gas pipe, the light
being furnished by a lantern. The lan
tern rested on a pile of carpet, and
some manner reii to tne floor an ex
plosion following. None of the burn
ing oil struck the workman. The loss
is between $50 and $75 and was caused
chiefly by water.
60,000 Pieces of Mail In Day. 00,000
pieces of mail were handled at the
Moline postoffice on the Thursday pre
ceding Christmas, according, to rough
estimates just made of the volume of
holiday business. The record of the
cancellation machine for the one day
shows that between 28,000 and 30,000
letters and postcards were handled in
outgoing mall, and the volume of in
coming matter of this class was equal
ly as large. These figures do not take
into account any packages. Acting
under special orders from the office
of the postmaster general none of the
offices throughout the country stamped
incoming mall during holiday week,
It is estimated 55,000 postal cards
bearing Christmas greetings were
sent out during the week by Moline
people. The heaviest day was Thurs
day, when 22,000 cards were sent out.
The next heaviest day recorded 19,000
cards, the next 9,000. In two days
during the week 25,000 1-cent stamps
To Keep Up Fight. Moline is to
have another local option tight next
spring. Win or lose the opponents
of the liquor traffic are determined o
keep the issue before the voters and
wage unrelenting warfare on the liquor
business. This much was decided on
at an enthusiastic mass meeting held
Tuesday night at the Firet Congrega
tional church. It was the unanimous
sentiment that the fight on the liquor
traffic should not be permitted to be
come lax in the event of either win
ning or losing, and for this reason a
permanent organization was perfected
"The Local Option Law and Order
League" is 'the name of the new or
ganization. The officers elected to
lead the movement are: President,
Rev. W. M. Story; vice president, C
S. Trevor: secretary. Rev. C. A. Lin
coln: treasurer, Harry Alnsworth;
finance committee. John Swanson, G
M. Loosely, Harry Alnsworth; press
committee. Rev. Thomas Doney, J. S
Freeman, A. E. Montgomery; speakers
committee. Rev. Carl Vengren, Rev
J. A. Hurley, Dr. L. A. -Johnston; peti
tion committee. Rev. R. E. Henry, M.
Olson, A. E. Montgomery.
Death of Mrs. Mary O. Hall. Mrs
Mary O. Hall, widow of the late Jo
seph M. Hall and one of Moline's well
known residents, died Tuesday at her
home at 1916 Sixth avenue. Mrs
Hall's death followed an illness of
three weeks with pneumonia. When
she was first taken 111 her daughter,
Mrs. A. J. Brousseau. came from her
home in Albion, Mich., and remained
with her mother until a week ago.
The prospect of Mrs. Hall's recovery
then seemed so favorable that Mrs.
Brousseau returned home. Mrs. Hall
was born in Shapleigh. Maine, Oct. 12,
1832. She grew to womanhood mere
and was married Dec. 10, 1856, to J. M.
Hall, whoalso was a native or bnap
leigh. Together they came west in
1866 and settled in Aledo. They re
sided there six years when they re
moved to Rock Island. Mt. Hall came
here in 1878. but his wife spent two
years visiting in the east and Joined
him in 1880. They celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary in 1906.
Mr. Hall's death occurred Oct. 25.
1907. having been hastened as a result
of injuries sustained in a fall. Mrs.
Hall is survived by two children,
Frank P. Hall of this city and Mrs.
Grace Hall Brousseau. The latter
reached the city last night. The fu
neral was at 2:30 o'clock this after
noon from the home. Rev. C. A. Lin
coln, pastor of the First Congregational
church, officiating. Interment was in
Ray Parment'er and family of Gil
man, Iowa, are visiting at Willard
Mrs. Charles Lowe is visiting in
Lthel Forsythe of Viola is visiting
with her uncle, John Rursch and
Bennle Brubaker is visiting his
brother. Clayton, in Rock Island.
Paul Carpenter and family of Au
drie. Alberta, are visiting friends and
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hartman were
in Rock Island Friday.
Mrs. Lou Hartman of Rock Island
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ida Bog-
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Holliday of
Swedona are visiting Mrs. Hollidays
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gould.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Carpenter vis-
TYPESETTER EARLY IN LIFE
Hear the betflale11
Pit it c beef
Late Kditor in Chief of Century Be
came a Publisher Before He
Was 12 Years of Age.
Richard Watson Gilder, poet, lectur
er and editor in chief of the Century
Magazine, who recently died at the
home of a friend In New York city,
was born In Bordentown, N. J., on Feb.
8, 1844. For more than a quarter of a
century he was regarded as an au
thority on literature.
Mr. Gilder came of colonial stock and
inherited a scholarly bent. HJs father,
the Rev. William H. Gilder of the
Methodist denomination. was the
founder of Bellevue seminary, Borden
town. N. J.
Richard browsed about as a boy in
the printing office of the Long Island
Times in Flushing. While he still wore
short trousers he could hold his own
as a setter of type. Perched on an
old soap box. he was wont to set his
own compositions In type and print
them. He showed a precocious lean
ing toward letters in his early youth
and before he was twelve years old
was writing, setting type for and pub
lishing the St. Thomas Register at
Flushing. N. Y., whither his father had
gone to establish St. Thomas' Hall, an
academy for boys.
In the Antislavery Cause.
His education was completed under
his father's tuition, and when he was
sixteen he was following national is
sues. His ardor for the antislavery
cause led him at this period to unite
vrlth two young colleagues in the pro
duction of a newspaper in the support
of Bell and Everett for presidential
He was always somewhat frail, but
when the civil war broke out he was
anxious to fight, and at the time when
the northern cause seemed threatened.
in the campaign of 18G3, he enlisted liv.
Landis' Philadelphia battery, serving
until Lee was beaten back from Penn
sylvania. Mr. Gilder's first serious editorial
venture on his own responsibility was
the establishment in 1SC8 of the New
ark (N. J.) Morning Register, a daily,
which he founded and edited with
Murray Crane. The Register was not
a financial success, and be gave up his
connection with it in a short time.
HJs literary ability had already re
ceived wide recognition in New York,
which then represented the best
thought of the country, and at the age
of twenty-six he was offered the edi
torship of nours at Home, published
by the Scribners. When this publica
tion was absorbed In Scrlbner's Month
ly, organized shortly thereafter, he be
came associate editor under Dr. Hol
land, retaining that post for eleven
years. When at Dr. Holland's death
the magazine underwent a further re
organization and change of ownership.
becoming the Century, Mr. Gikler fol
lowed it as managing editor. He held
this post from 1SS1 until bis death.
During all the period of his editorial
work Mr. Gilder was writing from
time to time verse, which was the ba
sis of his widest public appreciation.
His first book of verse. "The New
Day," was published in 18S5. and
among these anl the six volumes
which have followed are included son
nets and lyrics which have found a
setting in the American anthology and
have been rated by critics as sure to
pass Into the heritage of the language.
Novel Experience With a Contributor.
Magazine editors are often charged.
perhaps sometimes 'justly, with show
ing partiality in their acceptance of
manuscripts, but far more often the
case is the reverse, and manuscripts
are accepted purely on their merits
without the editor knowing or realiz
ing who the author may be. The fol
lowing experience of Mr. Gilder while
editor of the. Century is a case in"
point: He was sitting at a dinner nezt
to a charming young girl whom he
knew slightly as a clever young wo
man with somewhat decided ideas.
which she Bpent a great deal of energy
in carrying out.
What are you doing now?" he ask
ed interestedly of his bright neighbor.
Nothing, really nothing In particular
Just now," was the reply, "except, per
haps, some verses I have been writ
Oh, my dear child, don't do that!"
cried the editor in a tone of horrified
regret. "Why. do you know, you are
really wasting your time. People can't
get 25 cents for 5,000 verses today."
"Can't they?" with sad surprise. "I ,
tan. though." she continued, "for I re-
' . The world's lrest pntprtainprc ih liAafl-Hrii,
of the vaudeville shows , the stars of the open
tne srooa composers, band leaders ana orchel
tra conductors are making: Records for th;
Edison Phonograph. All of them are repre
sented in our catalog-.
Why do they consent to make Records for the
Edison Phonograph ? Because they believe :
that the Edison Phonograph will do them
real justice, giving1 them the most artistic
When you listen to an Edison Record played
by an Edison Phonograph, you hear the orig--inal
just as it was sung- or played. Can you
do this with, any other instrument?
Edlaoo Phonographs can be had from $12.30 to IU5-0t J
Ediaoa Standard Record ..... .S3
Ediaoa Ambero) Records (play twice a lona-) .SO ,
Edison Grand Opera Records - 75c. and $140
There are Edison dealer ererrwhere. Go to the nearest aa4
hear the Edison Phonograph play both Edison Standard and
Affiberol Records and get complete catalogs from roar dealer
r from us.
NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH COMPANY
7 LakeeMo Aveae. Orange. N. J.
Edison Records and
J encke Music Mouse
1620 Second Avenue.
Edison phonographs sold on special terms of nothing down
and $1.00 per week. Come in tomorrow and select your ma
chine and have it sent to your home.
Every Edison record carried in stock.
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS,
121 East Second street, Davenport.
ceived $25 for some I wrote last
"My goodness!" exclaimed Mr. Gil
der in mild amazement. "Who paid
"Why. you did!" cried the girl.
Mr. Gilder was far from being a
recluse. In him the co-operatWe spirit
was highly developed. lie took an ac
tive Interest In civic life and performed
raluable services to New Vrrk city as
a member of the tenement house com
mission that eradicated many of the
evils of tenement life.
lie was a member of several clubs
tnl one of the founders of noted so-
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Several Aeroplane Plant Will Be in
Operation Within Year.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 30. At a meet
ing la6t night of the Michigan Aero
club officers were elected and plans
adopted for the extension of the aero
plane business. It was declared that
in loss than a year there would be
several plants in Detroit manufactur
ing aeroplanes and dirigible balloons.
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all Its stages, and
that is catarrh. Hairs Catarrh Cure is
the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease,
and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and assist
ing nature in doing its work. The pro
prietors have so much faith in its cur
ative powers that they offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it falls
to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,
Sold by all druggists. 75 cents.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
news all the time The
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When you can be restored
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Thousands of men can testify,
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