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THE ROCKMSHAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1910.
OF THE NEIG
i ' Roneor Banker Retire Thereaigna
, , tion of S. D. Bawden as assistant
? cashier of -the- Union Saving a-bank re-
i mores from the ranks of the local
bankers one of their most highly re
y'garded and pioneer members. After
't ;S8 years of banking activity. 30 years
with the old Davenport National bank
, which he served many years as cashier
and eight years with the Union Sav
M 'ings bank, of which he -was one of the
- organizers. Mi Bawden has severed
I his aotive participation in. bank af-
fairs and hereafter wlil take life
j easier by looking, after his private
I , busiaeM affairs only. Mr. Bawden
l has-been succeeded as assistant cash
' 'ier at the Union Savings' bank by
s Albert Jasssen. one of the aotive and
. r rising-members-of th .younger genera
i tion of DejfenpoTt boenkmn. For come
; years Mr. Ja&ssea has hel& the rs-
ri sponsible position of teBer.
from the Bickford home,
by Rev. C C. Rowllson.
f Unique Oeremony SVynns Part of the
Western Metropolis Washington
-J- : .
Taken as Fugitive; ReJeaaed
J Harry .Watson, . alleged thief and fogl
J i tiv- from-Justice, was taken In by the-
i (Davenport potloe Monday night and
: ;was heW tpitlP word, was ieceived.trom
jlowa Olty;. where -tie la eakl to have
C.stolea.gooda fjxanliverT stable and
? then eMppea out. He w first da-
tetjted la Book' Island od then oame
i f to Davenport, where he .was lockedup
. at toe ponce- station. The mayor of
Iosra catyrwaa nptlfiedaf TOatstmls ar-
Irest soon -after hla.jBteirtlt and rater
1 word was reoetved that there wotttt
fbe.notproseoutton of thfr-oase. Wat
son was acooxamgry released as no
! local- chaise -cool d be "brought" against
- Deatlvof Orpa?v Boy jSraest'Grar.
.-'an orphan boy-oT lfr-yctm,. ead at
: th,Bickfani home at-rowar-C9ty after
r a siege of pnecraonta. Thetyovth was
, DUUUUU. V WO IMU9 -ISM TiiltT UrpUOlM
f ihome at Davenport, but about four
years ago -he, with two other lads,
j ran away. They had been navteg a
- bard tlme-Begglng their way and one
knight slept In a corn field. Upon
; reaching the Bickford home, Ernest
' was kindly-received and from th first
i was a favorite with Mr, and Mrs.
i Bickford, who had no children of their
own. He, gladly, upon their sugges
H tion. made his home with them and
- had been one of the family since that
? time -up- to his death. He had become
. a very popular yonth in the neighbor-
hood and Mr. Bickford bad often ex
? pressed bis intention to deal-with. hhn
? as he wonld with his own son. The
J funeral services were held yesterday
Harrah Case Continued. Alter bear
ing the evidence of the witnesEes and
the principals In the case of the state
of Iowa vs. Miss Mary Harrah. who
is charged with obtaining money un
der false pretenses. Justice Phil Daum,
upon the agreement of the attorneys
in the case, continued the matter un
til March at which time the argu
ments will be taken up by both the
plaintiff and the defendant The fact
that Attorney Halrgraves of Kansas
City bad to leave for home necessi
tated the continuance of -the case until
a -later -date.
PLANTING AT PORTLAND
Portland. Ore. B!ebi. k Many na-ttonspastfolpated-iln
rose planting yesterday, when thou
sands of bushes were set out In the
city parks and public squares as well
as in residence yards throughout the
lty. International Interest Is lent to
the affair from the fact that roses
u-orc nnn from manv countries for
Dlantlner here Washington's birthday,
Germany. England, France, China,
Japan. Holland, Italy, Switzerland and
Belgium are among those represented
whose native roseswlll be planted In
There was a parade of state and
city officials and representatives of the
various foreign nations roae in auios
Grounds had been prepared for the
planting exercises in the parks. Bands
nlnved manv national airs as the
bushes were set out.
Rheumatism Cured tn a Day.
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma
tism and Neuralgia radically sures in
one to t&ree days. Its action upon the
system Is remarkable and mysterious
It removes at once the cause and the
disease Immediately disappears. The
first dose sreatlv benefits. 75 cents
and 11. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501
Second avenue. Rock Island; Gust
Sohleeel & Son. 220 West Second
PREVENTING HOG CHOLERA
Dr. Petwa, Head of the State Serum Plant, and Trained Scientist, to
Speak at Edwardsville, Feb. 24. '
Th prevention of hog cholera has
taken on a new meaning in Illinois
aftar longer ear- of waiting and trying
this and that ineffectual remedy, al
ways to come out to the same final
conclusion -that nobody knows how to
stop the spread, of this dreadful dls-
tse. But now the Inoculation, idea
has been worked out to practical suc
cess, we nave a state laboratory ror
the manufacture and distribution of
hog cholera serum. It fci JiiBt begin
ning, its acta n 1 work near Springfield,
and Dr. A. T. Peters, who Is at the
head of this institution and one of the
brightest and most thoroughly trained
specialists lu animal diseases in this
country, will speak on this great sub
ject at the Illinois Farmers institute
in EXrwardsvCle the afternoon of Feb.
24, and again upon animal diseases.
He should have a thousand hearers
who are directly Interested In the pro
tection of then swine and other ani
Fmtrtm, Wot -Theorf ea.
Dr. Peters doesn't deal In theories.
His answers are the result of a great
many tests and large personal experi
ence. He Is one of the best univer
sity men, and Illinois is extremely for
tunate in- gettmg him to head this new
work that may mean so much on any
farm In the state. When the live
stock breeders brought Dr. Peters to
Illinois to address their meeting sev
eral years ago they could hardly real
ize that he was on sound scientific
ground In his treatment of hogs. They
showered the questions and criticisms
upon him, but he had answers for
them all. But now that his ideas have
been widely demonstrated to be cor
rect, and he has been put-at the head
of this greatly needed and" very popu
lar work, he speaks with authority.
and the people will be very glad to
hear the detail of his work and their
work in applying this remedy, which
Is supplied free to those who ask for
It. Every man Interested in the
health of farm animals should hear
Dr. Peters at this session.
The subject of tuberculosis, another
most interesting and vital topic to the
owners of hogs and cattle, will be dis
cussed at this session by Dr. J. M.
Wright, the state veterinarian, and
Philip R. Haner, president of the state
live stock commission, will be chair
man. He has good practical experi
ence and facts In dealing with animal
diseases and showing the help that
the state extends to stockmen.
SIXTY DATS OP INSOMNIA END
Girt Student's Black Ooffee Diet' for
Examination Nearly fatal.
Special to "The Record.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 17. Sleep
came for the first time in two months
to Miss Esther Chinberg of Odsbolt,
Iowa, a student at Simpson college,
Thursday night. Starting 60 days
ago to cram for her final examina
tions. Miss Chinberg began drinking
black coffee and taking other Bteps
to keep herself awake until she found
she had contracted a case of insomnia
that outstrips anything in the his
tory of medical science in the middle
It was not until physicians had
worked over the girl for weeks tnat
she yielded to treatment, and Thurs
day night she slept for a short time.
The following night she slept some
what better and Saturday had a good
Another week of the terrible strain
would have cost the co-ed her mind,
the doctors say. Philadelphia Record.
This news item, clipped from the Philadel
phia Record, points out the powerful effect
that coffee exercises upon the nerves and
brain a fact we have often cited.
Small doses of coffee "get on
in a small way, and in most
cases it takes
some time before the nervous system and
stomach are seriously affected.
Chinberg-' s experience is exceptional
only in the amount consumed and the correspondingly quick results. The caffeine in
Revising Ordinance. After consid
erable discussion by the city council
the ordinances granting franchises to
the Trl-Clty Railway company and the
Moline, Rock Island & Eastern Trac
tion company were again deferred.
The ordinances were referred to a spe
cial committee Alderman A. C. Stouf
fer, C, V. Johnson, Fred D. Holt, Hen
ry J. Gripp and Albln Anderson for
additional revision. This committee
will meet with the ordinance commit
tee, Henry C. First chairman, and
both ordinances will be presented, eith
er at a special meeting to be held Fri
day evening of this week, or at the
first regular meeting hi March, with
Second Avenue Values Grow. Val
ues placed on Second avenue realty
are -brought to publlo attention as the
result of -options sought on various
properties. Real estate agents are
seeking options on practically all" of
the property along the avenue from
Seventeenth street east. One concern
figured seriously on acquiring property
on this avenue, but no deal was closed
because it was thought the property
was held at too high a figure. It Is re
ported that one owner with an 80-foot
frontage asked $9,000 for his property,
and that another with the same foot
frontage demanded $13sB0O. At least
two property owners have refused to
give options at any price.' The irregu
lar lot at the northeast corner of Third
avenue and Twentieth street was re
cently sought as a manufacturing site,
but the Milwaukee Railroad company
Is understood to have placed a value
of $11,250 on it.
coffee gets in its work with every cup one
drinks, and nature, in so far as possible, may
or may correct the harm done. You can tell
by the condition of head and heart, nerves
and stomach. If they are not right, try a
comfortable change to
It is just as satisfying and pleasing as cof
fee when prepared right, (directions on ev
ery package), and instead of tearing down
the health, Postum will build it up. Thous
ands have voluntarily so testified, and you
can prove it by trial.
"There's a Reason"
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd.,
Battle Creek. Mich., U. S. A.
Nature ' liepalrs the Human Engine
The activities of the day cause
more or less waste of tissues In the
human engine, which Is repaired at
night during sleep.
The man or woman who can sleep
well at night is sure of the necessary
repairs, other things being right, to
make each day a time of usefulness
and living a real Joy.
But let Insomnia get hold of you
and the struggle begins of trying to
f work with a machine out of repair.
A Nebraska woman's experience with
coffeo as a producer of Insomnia is
interesting. She says:
"I used to be a coffee drinker and
was so nervous I could not sleep at
night before about 12 o'clock, un
less I would take some medicine. I
was under the doctor's care for about
five years and my weight got down
to 82 pounds.
"The doctor said I would have to
quit drinking coffee. Then my father
got me to try Postum which he said
had done wonders for him. I am
past 43 and before I quit drinking
coffee my heart would Jump and flut
ter at times, miss a beat, then beat
so fast I could hardly breathe in
enough air and I would get smother
ed. "My tongue would get so stiff I
could not talk and I could not hold
a glass to drink from. Since I have
been drinking Postum in place of
coffee I can sleep sound any time I
He down and I feel I owe everything
to Postum. I now weight 126 pounds
and am well.'
Read "The Road to Wellville" in
Furniture Works Fire. Fire that
started from a hot box on an exhaust
fan at the Moline Furniture works yes
terday resulted In a loss of $150 to
$200 and necessitated the closing of
one department of the plant for the
remainder of the day. The blaze was
extinguished with a factory hose be
fore the fire department arrived. The
loss was caused by water. The fan.
which was practically ruined, was
used to conduct shavings and sawdust
to the boiler room. The hot box set
fire to the dust and oil and the flames
communicated to the rafters. A
sprinkler head was opened and the
place was flooded with water. An
alarm of fire was sounded and the Cen
tral and No. 3 departments responded.
The water ruined a 35-foot belt that
was on the floor; ' The mill force of
25 men was laid off for the day. Oper
ation in the department was resumed
this morning. The- horses were prac
tically exhausted after pulling the
heavy fire wagons through the snow
to the factory. After returning to the
stations the firemen transferred the
appliances from the trucks to the bob
sleds, which will be used as long as
sufficient snow remains on the ground.
New Fire Station Bids. Sealed bids
for the construction of the No. 4 fire
station to be erected at the southeast
corner of Fourth avenue and Twenty
seventh street were opened in the
presence of the city council. All bids
accompanied by certified checks were
read, and they were then referred to
the buildings and grounds committee
for recommendation at the next meet
ing of the council. The estimated cost
of the new station was about $7,500.
Bids received show that If the building
Is erected and equipped according to
present specifications the cost will be
close to $10,000. The bids submitted
are: Gus Ed Construction company.
$9,851: Victor Palmgren, $S,498; Axel
Carlson, $9,497; J. E. Anderson, $8,910;
P. H. Lorenz, $9,656.
him. O'Neill called yesterday morning
and was relieved of $51.80. . This is
the minimum fine for the first viola
tion of the ordinance requiring Sunday
closing of saloons.
The new fire bell has arrived and
been placed on Tenth street, as being
the most central point in the village.
The village recently decided to adopt
the same rates as are charged in Mo
line for water at present, though it is
possible that a meter system may be
Henry Evans is recovering nicely
from injuries received in a runaway
The village board met last Tuesday
evening and took up two more of the
village bonds on the sewer and water
main ' assessments, and while it was
only necessary to pay over $4,000 of
the whole amount to the Davenport
Construction company, about $6,000
has now been paid in to the village
clerk on the assessments.
John Tree Is visiting at Oklahoma
Fred Downing departed bast week
for Montana, where he and his broth
er, formerly of Joliet, will each take
up a claim.
Dick Bell has been assisting Mr.
Downing In the grocery store while
Harry Evans was recovering from his
Mr. Martens, who resides on a dairy
farm on the Colona road, and runs
milk wagon through the village, had
a runaway last Wednesday afternoon,
His wife, who was with him in the
milk wagon, was thrown to the ground
and quite badly bruised. Mr. Mar
tens recently returned from a trip to
Europe. He was married only last
Little Earl and Ruth Brown of Os
borne are visiting their grandmother,
Mrs. S. Bull, here.
Several cars caught Are at the shops
here last Thursday morning. The fire
was quickly extinguished, however.
with little damage.
In the basement of the church. Mrs.
Aldrlch and Mrs. Baker will be hostesses.
CAN SAVE NATION
$300,000.000 A YEAR
Senator Aldrich Seeks to Have Bill
Passed Creating a Commission
to Reform Methods.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 23. Sen
ator Aldrich said yesterday that, if
permitted to do so, he would under
take to run the government of the
United States for $300,000,000 a
year less than It now costs. He was
making a speech to the senate oni
his bill providing for the creation ot
a commission to reform the business'
methods of the government.
He pleaded earnestly for the
authority, saying that present meth
ods were obsolete and Involved thej
annual loss of at least $100,900,000:
a year. At his Instance the bill was'
so amended as to provide that the
commission should be composed en-j
tirely of members of congress fivei
senators and five members of thel
Mr. Aldrich spoke in response to)
Senator Dolliver, who opposed thel
bin on the ground that it would ere-;
ate suspicion in the minds of the pub-''
lie as to the methods of conducting'
the government's business.
Ask Holiday; Put to Workw An op
portunity is to be afforded some 250
students of the Moline high school to
show their patriotism. The opportun
ity was granted by the board of educa
tion, following the filing of a petition
by the 6tudents requesting that they
be given a holiday yesterday In com
memoration of the anniversary of
George Washington's birth. The pe
tition was signed by a majority of the
students and by three teachers C. F.
Schaefer, William Carberry and C. A.
Golding. It was filed at the board of
education office Monday evening and
was acted on immediately. The sign
ers set forth that patriotism appears
to be on the wane, and that they be
lieved it their duty as citizens to ob
serve the day. They explained that" it
was no flimsy pretext that prompted
their action, but a greater desire to
justly and appropriately celebrate the
birthday anniversary of George Wash
ington, the father of our country. The
sentiment expressed in the petition
touched the heart of each member of
the board. The petition fairly breath
ed with patriotism, and the board was
stirred to action. As a result each
student signer was required to write
a 150-word essay on the life and char
acter of George Washington, and how
.we may- best celebrate his birthday
anniversary. The teachers who sign
ed must read and classify the essays
before next; pay day. The essays are
to be completed by Thursday morning.
The students, were given a half holiday
Saloon Keeper Fined. X' P. O'Neill
Is another saloon keeper who was
caught napping Sunday. Not that
O'Neill was found sleeping in the
streets or tn an ally.but a patrolman
found the rear door of O'Neill's saloon
slightly ajar. O'Neill was dispensing
his beverages and the officer request
ed that he report at headquarters and
answer to a charge brought against
Mrs. Walter Wilson, accompanied
by her niece, Ilene, returned Friday
evening from a few days' visit at
Mrs. Amos Brehmer and children
have been visiting her sister. .Mrs. L,
Gorman, before going to their new
home on a farm near Muscatine.
ueorge carpenter is erecting a
new barn on his property at Tenth
street and First avenue.
The Bell society was entertained
at the home of Mrs. R. C. Dick, Mon
day evening. Eleven girls were pres
ent. Two members were admitted
to the society, Ruth Lemon and Ma
mie Rasniussen. A word contest was
held. Ruth Norton and Lestlne Mus
grove were awarded the prizes. Ice
cream and cake was served by the
Mrs. James Kennedy of Omaha
and children are visiting at the C.
J. Stromberg home.
Miss Nellie Thompson of Geneseo
came last week and is making her
home wifh Mrs. C. Dewrose.
MIss.Kathryn Comin, who has been
visiting at the Robert Vlck home,
has gone to Port Byron for a visit,
before returning to her home at Ne-
The ladies' union was entertained
Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Fred Wells. Nine members
were present. Two new members
werg. admitted, Mrs. C. Dewrose and
Mrs. A. Morton. It was decided to
have Mr. Baker and his boy chorus
give their entertainment here some
time In March. The union will meet
in two weeks at the home of Mrs.
G. F. Johnson.
R. Renner of Walnut came Tues
day evening and accompanied Mrs.
Renner home. Mrs. Renner has been
here caring for her daughter, Mrs.
L. A. Williams, who is ill.
Helen Mulera will take the night
position at the telephone office.
Jennie Sarglnson will take the po
sition vacated by Margaret Willey in
the telephone office.
C. R. Dunn, who has been visiting
the A. B. Johnson home, has returned
to his home in Barrow, III.
Mrs.' Henry Sullivan has returned
from a vis . with her father, George
Nimrlck of Cable.
The Plymouth circle met with
Mrs. George Walker Wednesday af
ternoon. About 22 members were
present. - The ladies are preparing
for a March sale. Mrs. Walker was
assisted in serving by Mrs. C. J. Gar
rett. In two weeks they will meet
Anty Drudge Smoothes Over a Domestic
Wife "John, you've just got to get some one to care for
that auto. Your clothes are full of grease, dirt,
cement and dear knows what all. I've tried every
chemical cleanser I know, but I can't get them ciran. "
Anty Drudge "And you've missed the only thinj; that
will make them clean. Fels-Naptha will take out
every spot. Try it! You'll see!"
Men who drive automobiles are learn
ing that Fels-Naptha is a necessary part of
a motoring outfit. It is the only soap that
will quickly take oil and grease from their
hands and faces in cool or lukewarm water.
Most of the women who wash clothes
for men who drive or build automobiles
learned long ago that Fels-Naptha will take
out grease and grime better than any other
soap. And Fels-Naptha does it in cool or
lukewarm water without boiling the clothes J
and without hard-rubbing.
The Fels-Naptha way of washing is
just as modern as the automobile. The
progressive woman has said goodbye to the
slow-coach, washboiler, hard-rubbing way
of washing and has got aboard the time
taving, labor-saving, clothes-saving
Fels-Naptha way of washing.
If you don't know the Fels-Naptha
way of washing, it will take only one trial
to convince you. Follow easy directions
printed on the red and green wrapper.
Of Interest to Farmers
Just think you can get a mowing machine made right at home that
Is the best there Is on the market. It will work wherever a man
can stay on the seat or a team can travel. The only machine on
the market that will stand the general wear and tear of farming
and be as good at the end of the season as when first bought, and
then if any parts wear out you don't have to wait for them to come
from a factory away off but you can come right to Rock Island
and get them. After Feb. 20 we will be prepared to make all
kinds of castings, gray Iron, brass and aluminum. Work guaranteed.
The Lorenson Manufacturing Co
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.