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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1910.
day for St. Petersburg. Crown Prince
George has been appointed regent dur
ing the king's absence. King" Peter
will spend several days with the em
peror of Russia and will occupy the
west wing of the winter palace. This
will be King Peter's first visit to a
sovereign of the leading powers since
he assumed the crown, and It therefore
is of great political significance.
Health Qualities of Cranberries
That all may know their real merits we give below an
alysis of this most delicious fruit, furnished us by Mr. H.
W. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemistry, Washington,
D. C, under date of April 30, 1907:
' Per cent
. . Water 88.5S
Insoluble matter 4.64
Acid, calculated as malic ... 2.77
Reducing sugar as Invert sugar 1.90
Sucorose, cane sugar 0.10
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THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
MARTIN A. KNAPP, CHAIRMAN.
CHARLES A. PROUTY.
PACKERS TO FIGHT
Indictment and Civil Suit for
Dissolution Will Be
COUNSEL IN STATEMENT
Declares National Company Does bat
Small Share of Total Business
and It Is Lawful.
Chicago, March 22. In a statement
issued in behalf of the National Pack
ing company, Ralph Crews,' its general
counsel, last night gave some idea of
the determination to fight the govern
ment indictments and suit for dissolu
tion to the limit. His statement fol
lows: "The company was organized in
March, 1903. for the purpose of eco
nomic operation of certain subsidiary
corporations named jointly with it in
the indictment returned today by the
federal grand jury for the northern
district of Illinois. Its organization
was directed by the best counsel ob
tainable, who then believed, and now
believe, that Its organization and the
operation , of its subsidiary companies
in no way transgressed the provisions
of the Sherman act, and in this respect
it is practically similar to nearly all
the large corporations of the country.
But Small Part.
"The total percentage of the business
done by the corporation controlled by
the National Packing company forms
but & small part of the whole volume
Central Young People Elect.
The annual election of the Young
People's Social league of the Central
Presbyterian church was held last ev
ening at the church. Officers for the
year were elected as follows:
President Miss Mary Dixon.
Vice president A. W. Coulter.
Secretary E. G. McAloon.
Treasurer Miss Sarah Worthington.
Members of social committee Miss
Ada Hemenway and Miss Alice Atkin
son. Members of membership committee
Misses Nellie Carpenter, Edith John
son and Delia Cook.
The .business meeting was followed
by a social time and lunch was served.
Masonic Dancing Party.
The last of the series of Masonic
dancing parties was given last even
ing at Masonic temple, 60 couples
being in attendance. The com
mittee which was composed of James
L. Hickey, S. R. Davis, C. G.
Beeson and G. H. DuiBeld, had arrang
ed one of the pleasantest of the series.
Frappe was served, and as a special
" treat chocolates for the ladies and ci
gars for the men were provided.
Music was furnished by the Criterion
'. orchestra. The same committee in
charge of this series of dances has
arranged a series of summer dances
at the Watch Tower to be given the
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FRANKLIN K. LANE.
JUOSON C. CLEMENTS.
of the packing industry. This propor
tion could not constitute a monopoly
in any sense of the word. Instead of
operating to restrain the trade of its
subsidiary companies, as alleged in
the indictment, it i3 a fact that the
companies have all shown a healthy
increase since the formation of the na
tional combine. The company is oper
ated by Its officers purely as a competi
tive and independent factor in the
Operations Are Open.
"The indictment today returned and
the bill in equity today filed by the
district attorney are directed at the
organization and operations of fhis
company. These operations have, at
all times, been frank and open, and
we are confident that the courts will
sustain out contentions with respect
to their legality."
United States Engineer Office,
Rock Island, III., March 22,
1910: Notice is hereby given that
the authorities of the town of Bet
tendorf, Iowa, having applied to the
secretary of war for the establish
ment of . harbor lines between the
east and west limits of the town, a
public hearing on the subject of said
lines will -be held at the town hall,
Bettendorf, at 2 p. m., Thursday,
March 31, 1910. All persons and
corporations interested in the estab
lishing of said harbor lines are in
vited to attend.
Major, Corps of Engineers.
At his office at 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Justice G. P. Nlssen ot
ficiated at the marriage of Thomas C.
Treharne and Miss May T. Sullivan,
both of Burlington, Iowa.
last Thursday in Alay, June, July and
Celebrate Birthday Anniversary.
Yesterday was the 75th birthday an
niversary of Mrs. Katrina Kautz and
in honor of the occasion a birthday
celebration was held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Winter, 1910 Tenth
avenue. Members of the families were
the guests and a feature of the cele
bration was a birthday dinner.
Acme Society Meeting.
The Acme society of Grace Lutheran
church was entertained last evening
at the home of Miss Esther Hammer
quist, 510 Fifth avenue, Moline. Rou
tine business was transacted and the
evening devoted to sociability. Mu
sical numbers were given by Miss L'na
Hammerquist and refreshments were
To Have Apron Sale.
The Aiken Street Sewing society
will hold an apron sale tomorrow
afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. A.
Reid, 520 Sixteenth street, and the
proceeds are to go to the benefit of
the Aiken street chapel.
Busy Ike Sewing Society.
Mrs. Thomas McLean, 1411 Twelfth
street, will entertain the Busy Bee
Sewing circle Thursday afternoon.
EDGAR E. CLARKj.
JAMES S. HARLAN.
DENIES THE CRIME
Manz Girl, in Spite of Evidence
That She Pois, ed
Sister, Is Calm.
THE POLICE FIND A MOTIVE
Jealousy Over Finer Clothes Said to
Have Resulted in De
sire to Kill.
Massillon, Ohio, March 22. At a
preliminary hearing this morning
Catherine Manz, detained in connec
tion with the death of her sister,
plead not guilty to the charge of
murder in the first degree, and was
sent back to jail.
A story that is unique in the his
tory of crime in Ohio is contained in
the charge that the police have laid
against this girl of 16 years. She
is accused of poisoning her sister
Elizabeth, three years tier senior,
with strychnine, and the motive im
puted to her is jealousy of her sis
ter's wardrobe, more brilliant than
The body of the elder sister was
found in the kitchen of the Manz
home Friday night, and simultane
ously it was discovered that Cather
ine had fled, taking with her the best
of her sister's clothes.
Brought here after her arrest in
Akron, where she had applied for
work under the name of Ethel Mor
gan, she faced her accusers with a
calm greatly out of keeping with the
gravity of the crime with which she
is charged, and told them unemotion
ally that her sister was dead before
she left the house.
Admit HiiyinK rolnon.
The most damaging evidence
which has been procured against the
girl is the admitted fact that she pur
chased strychnine at a local drug
store shortly before her sister's
death and also bought a small quan
tity of chloroform.
The girl asserts that she bought
the strychnine for a man whose name
she has thus far refused to divulge.
This man. she declares, subsequently
handed her two capsules, which she
claims she believed contained qui
nine. One of the capsules she says
she laid on the table beside her sister
when she left the house on Friday
morning. The chloroform she says
she bought for cleaning purposes.
Eludes FatUer Coatrol.
The mother of the Manz girl has
been dead for 1 5 years and, according
to Catherine's father, she has grown
up headstrong and absolutely beyond
his control. For the. past year she
has been receiving mail at the post
office general delivery from a large
number of young men of surrounding
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Rial Estate Transfers.
Elmer E. Sumpter to Barbara Frei,
lots 4. 5, block 101, village of Anda
Frank L. Bennett to Frank Coyne,
lqt 3, W. E. Bailey's eighth addition,
I.'ock Island. $1.
George W. Wells to C. J. Searle,
pact east half souihwest quarter sec
tion 2G-20-2E, part east half southeast
quarter, section 26. md southwest
quarter section 15, and southeast quar
ter section 1C-20-2E, $15,000.
Flora Candler to J. W. Simonson.
lots 4, 11, Sheppard's subdivision, out
lot 21. section 24-19-2E. $1.
Mamie B. and Joseph DeSilva to
LaVanway &. Behrens, lot 2r block 4,
G. L. Rodman's addition, Rock Island,
$3,500. . ,
Charles L. Wenks to Fred Simmons,
FJ?ANCS M. COCKRELL,
EDWARD A. MOSELEY.
lots 1, 2. 3, block 57, village of Anda
S. J. Searle to George W. Wells, lot
10, block 1, Twenty-first street addi
tion. Rock Island, $1.
Herman Liphardt to Fred Stewart,
part northeast quarter northeast quar
ter section 29-19-3E, $l,CO0.
James C. Wake to Frank L. Wake,
east half southeast quarter section 9,
east 20 acres northeast quarter, north
east quarter and east 10 acres of
north 20 acres, southeast quarter
northeast quarter section 16-1S-2E. al
so part east half northeast quarter
section 9-18-2E, $8,000.
ROADWAY IS IN BAD
Drivers of Vehicles Enter Protest
. Against Condition of Rock
River Bridge Approaches.
Drivers of vehicles, including
farmers who come to this city to mar
ket their products, are complaining
of the condition of the roadway be
tween the bridges over Rock river
from Sears to Milan, and it is sug
gested that the Rock Island city coun
cil, while it is devising means for the
repairing of the bridges -make some
arrangements looking towards put
ting the roadway in better shape.
This is the only avenue from the
other side of Rock river directly
leading into Rock Island, and it
ought to receive more attention from
the council than has been the case in
WIRSCHING TO BE HEARD
District Superintendent Anti-Saloon
League to Speak Here Tonight.
S. H. Wirsching, district superin
tendent of the Anti-Saloon league,
with headquarters at Galesburg, will
speak at a mass meeting this evening
at the old Central Presbyterian
church on Second avenue. He will
tell how local option has affected his
home city of Galesburg.
The young folks, are showing In
terest in the minors' ballot, intro
duced as a feature of the local option
campaign. . The first voting was yes
terday. At the Central church 65
ballots were cast and at Augustana
Book concern 59.
BALLOON TROPHY IS LOST
Cup Disappears from Steamer While
on Way to United States.
Paris. March 22 The American Ex
press company, which forwarded the
international balloon trophy, says that
the cup was placed on board the steam
er Oceanic at Southampton and that
the. company holds the.bill of lading.
The express -people cannot understand
the failure to find the trophy when
the steamer reached New York.
SERVIA'S RULER SEES CZAR
King Peter With .Large Suite Starts
on First Trip Since Crowned.
- Belgrade, Servia, March 22. King
Peter, with the premier, M. Pachitch;
the foreign minister, Dr. Mlllovano
vitch, and a large suite, started yester-
IllHEX the stomach Is weak.
the bowels constipated and
the liver inactive, yon need the
Bitters badly. Delay only
causes countless days of misery.
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MRS. E. J. SOMMERS
Brings Suit for Divorce in Circuit
Court Here Wedded
,. in 1898.
Mrs. Mary F. Sommers has filed e
bill for divorce In the circuit court
here against Ernest J. Sommers,
whom she charges with abandonment
and cruelty. The bill shows that the
couple were united in marriage In
Davenport Sept. 22, 1898, and that
they are the parents of two children,
Cecelia, aged 8, and Joseph, aged 6.
TWO WILLS ARE PROBATED
In One the Heir Must Remain a
Widow to Claim Estate.
The will of the late Mrs. Mary
Schroeder of Cable was admitted to
probate in the county court yesterday
afternoon by Judge R. W. Olmsted
By its provisions the estate is left to
the four sons and two daughters of
the deceased. The instrument was
dated Nov. 25, 1897.
The will of Frederick Holtzer- of
this city was also admitted to the pro
bate records. . By its terms, Sophia
Holtzer, widow of the deceased, is
made the heir, but only so long as she
remains unmarried. In cas 6he mar
ries again, the -property then reverts
to the five children of the testator
The will was dated Nov. 25, 1901. The
widow is named as executrix.
FOR AN ODD FELLOW HOME
Two Lodges Appoint Commi ttee to
Report on a Site.
The two local lodges of Odd Fel
lows, Rock Island and Ucal, have ap
pointed a joint committee for . the
purpose of investigating the proposi
tion of securing a site on which to
build a home. The .membership of
the order has grown at a considerable
rate and it is believed that the time
for a buildirg project is about ripe
The committee has several sites un-
der consideration, but as yet has
made no decision, and is not ready
to report back to the lodges.
PROFESSOR LABORS IN
DITCH FOR EXPERIENCE
Harvard Faculty Member Want.s to
Supplement Knowledge Gained
Cambridge, Mass., March 22. A
Harvard professor working as a la
borer at $1.50 a day is one of the
human interest features of the Cam
bridge subway. It is difficult to dis
tinguish him from the ordinary sub
way excavator, but Professor P.- U.
Ransom, teacher of mathematics and
civil engineering at the Harvard sum
mer school and an assistant professor
of mathematics at the university,
doesn't care how he looks as long as
the subway Is going through.
"Do I like this Job?" said Professor
Ransom yesterday. "Say. it is im
mense. If a man expects to do con
tracting on his own hook all the book
work that he can learn at Harvard
will avail him nothing unless he gets
a practical experience. That's why
'My son told me his professor
wished to work in the ditch, so I put
him' in as a laborer," said Contractor
Nawn. "Ransom is earning his pay."
PHIL DAL I , tuuMit GAMBLER
Long Proprietor of Famous Pennsylva
nia Club at Long Drench, N. J.
Fhil Daly, who recently died at his
home iu Long Branch, N. J., was well
known to the sporting world of a gen
eration ago and for twenty-six" years
pwas manager of the famous Pennsyl
vania club at Long Branch, where
gambling rau high for many years un
til the rub fell under the ban of the
authorities in 1S9S and Daly retired.
Mr. Daly was born in Philadelphia
seventy-five years ago. He took charge
of the Pennsylvania club In 1870 and
had full management until twelve
years ago. He never allowed chesting
or even sharp practice and would
not permit minors to play at his tables.
"A square deal" was the motto of
rhll Daly, and in hi varied career
from country boy to gambler he gnv
and expected square treatment. This
and his pride in a reputntlon for strict
honesty won for him a place at the
top of hl self chosen profession. Rich
players trusted him Implicitly,' and
vast sums were placed In his keeping
with only his word, for sa receipt.
Phil Daly began life as a country
boy. lie simply drifted into gambling.
He ran a gambling bouse In Philadel
phia for many years. Daly's Pennsyl
vania club became noted for its equip
ment aud cuislne'and for the high play
that went on there.
Daly always figured that It was bet
ter to have his patrons perfectly sat
isfied than to have them In the frame
of mind where they might "knock" or
do him harm some day. The princi
pal games played at the Long Branch
honse were faro, roulette and English
hazard. Some of the French games
were also played, and there were
poker games In whi.h the house did
not do any banking.
One night a newly admitted patron
of the Pennsylvania club, as the houe
was called, wagered $100 fro 34 Jack
to deuce in faro, tn soo way his
stake was shlft?d Is th play to a
point between the Jack and qneen. and
the dealer refused to pay when the
Jack won. The dealer . called .Daly.
Above analysis shows that cranberries contain acids, which, be
mg converted into alkaline carbonates In the blood, help to purify
and ward off the rheumatic tendency. They also aid digestion, clear
complexion and are harmless to the most delicate stomach.
Cranberries eaten dally will frequently ward off bilious attacks.
'1'hey should be eaten freely at this time of the year.
FOR SALE AT YOUR GROCER CHEAPEST EVER KNOWN
however, and explained the situation,
asking whether he should pay on the
"If this gentleman says that In his
mind he Intended to play from the
Jack, that Is all there Is to It." Mid
Daly. "We pay."
FOOTWORK IN POKER.
Indianapolis Police Found New Kind
of Contrivance For Card Sharps.
Paul Wallace of Chicago and John
French and Joseph Meisel of St Louis
were arrested in Indianapolis the oth
er day on a tip from St. Louis which
notified the police that the men are
gamblers and win at cards by a pecul
iar device. When they were taken to
the police station and searched the
device wan found In the shape of a lit
tle tin box which proved a great curi
osity to the police.
The box was made something like a
flat metal faro box and equipped with
straps that fitted about the waistband
so that the box could be held in posi
tion Just below the edge of the poker
table. A string attached extended to
the floor and could be manipulated
with the foot. By pushing the foot
down on the string any card or cards
that might be in the box would slide
up and out of the box into the manlp
ulator's hand without being noticed.
The shrewd manipulator could thus
put In and take from the box any card
he wished at wilL
NEW APPENDIX DISEASE.
Appendicular Gaatralgia Suggested as
Name Causes Stomach Pains.
A fresh series of Indictments was
brought against the appendix as a
cause of human suffering at a meet
ing of the Royal Society of Medicine
In London the other day.
Twenty-four operation cases. In
which the chief symptoms were stom
ach pains due to an unrecognized dis
ease of the appendix, were described.
In fifteen cases the operation was
understaken for a supposed ulcer, ei
ther in the stomach or in the adjoining
intestine, only to find that these parts
were normal, while the appendix was
Dr. Herbert J. Paterson. who read
a paper on the subject, suggested the
name appendicular gastralgla for the
new disease on account of Its most
prominent symptom, a stomach pain
due to a disease of the appendix.
Women's Hats Larger Than Ever.
The bats to be worn by women this
summer are going to be wider and
higher than ever before wider in inch
es and higher in price. This edict was
given ont by Mme. M. S. Harris, pres
ident of the National Association of
Retail Milliners, which recently uet in
annual convention at Chicago. Mme.
Harris said she could not tell what
minimum could be expected In this
year's headgear. "In inches I think
the low average will be about twenty,"
she said, "but in dollars I am unable
to hold out much encouragement. Un
t rimmed crowns, 1 am afraid, will cost
not less than $25."
There are but a few days left In
which to pay your taxes without extra
cost.. Personal taxes must be paid
now. JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
$59 Reward Offered.
A reward of $50 will be paid for
the arrest and conviction of the party
or parties who broke the antlers from
the iron stag in Long View park.
ROCK ISLAND PARK BOARD.
How Good News Spreads.
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Fully nine out of very ten cases of,
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MORTGAGE IS FILED
Given for a Loan to the Republic
Steel and Iron Com
pany. A copy of a trust deed given by the
Republic Iron & Steel company to the
Central Trust company of New York
and James N. Wallace for a loan of
$10,000,000 was filed today in the office
of the circuit clerk here. The mort
gage is on the holdings of the corpora
tion in the various cities throughout
the country, one of Its plants being
located on Sylvan Island at Mollne.
The mortgage is dated March 17, 1910,
and is to run for 30 years.
Bids wanted for removing concrete
foundation and replacing floor In press
room of MorniDg Journal at 1816 Third
avenue, city. Telephone old 1021, new
6693. W. W. WILMERTON. City.
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opens the secretions and aids nature
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