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THE ROCK ISHAND ARGUS, SATURDAY V APRIL 2, 1910,
Gannon Released on Bonds. John
Gannon, charged with embezzlement,
.'was arraigned at Fairfield and was
i given ten days to plead his case. He
was released on $1,000 bonds fur
Inlshed by his father, M. V. Gannon.
The giving him ten days to plead his
case will prevent its being tried this
term and it will not be aired now
until-the September term pf court.
! The trouble grows out of the Inter
national Land company In which
Isaac Simon Is the general agent and
(Gannon is the attorney. - The twj
men sold Texas land to Perry Moii-
eort and gave him a contract agree
ing to buy the land back at a profit
of $2 an acre if he was not satis
fied with it. He looked at it and
was not and made the company re
turn the money with the profit. They
did not have It and gave him a
note for" the amount. Later Gan
.non bought the note for $4,500 and
led Simon to believe that he had
paid the full amount for it, making
$500 himself. Upon finding it out,
Simon had a warrant sworn out and
Gannon was arrested.
Wild Report Circulated. One of the
most cruel canards circulated over
Davenport for some time Is that per
taining jto Miss Mary Paul, a clerk
at the , 1 . X For several
weeks past Miss Paul . has been suf
fering from peritonitis and during
that time has been staying with Mrs.
Barker, 429 Seventh avenue, Rock
Island, who conducts the West End
Settlement. Gossiping tongues have
circulated over the city the report
that Miss Paul has leprosy and is
Isolated at city island. Her malady
Is defined by her physician as simply
a case of peritonitis. She is rapidly
improving and expects to ' return
shortly to her place at the Bee Hive.
Miss Paul's case Illustrates the work
of the great American tongue.
Incorporates With $100,000 Capital.
Articles of incorporation of the Mer
chants & Mechanics Loan, Building
& Savings association of Davenport
were filed Thursday. The capitaliza
tion of the firm Is placed at $100
000. The articles state that the con
cern will deal in all that pertains
to the securing of lands, loans, build
ings and the like. Until the annual
meeting in March, 1911, the officers
of the association will be the follow
ing: President, P. V. McManus; vice
president, Edward H. Ryan; secre
tary, Joseph Ochs; treasurer, Frank
Tetter; directors, P. W. McManus,
Edward H. Ryan, L. A. Ochs, Joseph j
Ochs, Frank Yetter, Louis P. Car-
stens, John Hill, David Rothschild,
Joe Deutsch, Harry Steilen and Isaac
Rneklnaham to I ncorporate. At a
vote of the people of Rockingham
Thursday It was decided by a count
nf 8 5 for and 71 against to lncor-
Dorate into a town. Although a pe
tition had been circulated, favoring
tne scheme and signed by 120 names
those favorine the incorporation
dwindled down to 85. Commission
ers were appointed and are now con
sidering a date for the election of
town officials. t
Obituary Record. The protracted
illness of Andrew S. Miner ended
yesterday when he expired at his
home, 705 Ripley street. Mr. Miner
was born in Stockton, then Fulton,
Scott co"unty. Aug. 2, 1863. Be
sides the wife and three-year-old
daughter, his death is a bereavement
to two brothers and a sister, L. Bay
liss Miner of Del1 Rio, Texas, John
A, Miner of Davenport and Miss Flora
B. Miner of Des Moinee, who was
here Monday and Tuesday, and re
turned to Des Moines when her
brother showed some gain in his con
dition. The funeral was' held at
2:30 this afternoon with services at
the home and burial at Oakdale.
Emll Lange, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Lange, 1533 West
H ALLEY'S COMETFOURTH ARTICLE
Back fbvowen rhtf OmtnrirHaIlTa Iaelcr gn on.-Wl five Comet eame to ty, HnTW
dtttfwi of ita rrtnrs, How at termer bpcanc m Dr. Coolc to Elarktentn Ontury IViurys
Tk Ccmrt SIO jrran before Chrbt-Vnkrokra Am.tr-m itae A. IX. The
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rial ley's comet spends a very email
fraction of its time within human I
view, rr It tie one of the triumphs of
modern astronomy . that it has ac
curately traced ite course throughout
Its complete round cf seven ty-five
years. It Is little less of an achieve
ment to follow tt back through the
centuries . to the times before the
It must J sot -be thought, from the
name that ft bears, that Sir Edmund
Bailey wiae the flxet ever .to see this
stupendous, object, much less that it
came into being or first . visited this
part of the universe in his day. Hal
ley saw- the comet. In 1GS2. and he
died In 1742, sixty years later, and
sixteen years before the comet's next
appearance. "But the comet was an old
.affair when he looked upon It; and
when he successfully solved the prob
lem of, tts Identity with a number of
historical eomefs, and the periodical
character of its returns : to our sky,
it had been making Its round of space
That tb comet originally entered
had been seen in 1531 and 1607; and
here were two intervals of bo nearly
seventy-fivo years each that he won
dered whether these three were not
one and the same comet return ins
with a certain regularity. His sus
picion, was converted to conviction,
when he examined the courses of
these three and found them to fit
into each other so nicely that it was
impossible any longer to believe that
they were three; they were really
one and the same.
, It is strange that he did not go
back still further to 1456, whose
comet so shook Europe with terror
and dismay, tor here was the same
interval, and he could not be ignorant
of that visitation. He might also
easily have included Che famous
comet of 1066 in his survey; but It
seems that he did not. But In the
three dates of 1531, 1607 and. 16S2 he
felt that he had sufficient data to
warrant a prediction. And this he
now ventured upon namely, tiiAt in
the year 1758 there would be a fresh
visit of a comet already seen at least
three times; and so interested - waa
SlXt EDIITSD BALLET. -
'Whose -DlMo-verr, of The Perledlclty of Coaiefs, at the Early A are (
SO, ReotwtliilBed Tftis BnuKk of Aattronooay.
our solar system from distant regions
of the universe is practically certain.
, Once within our confines it was cap
f" tured," as is suppoeed, by Neptune,aur
V most distant known planet, and its
speed became so reduced that it was
- compelled to adopt the elliptical
form of orbit Which it now travels.
X Now, when this happened no -one can
; know or guess. It may ' have been
he In the result of his prophecy, and
so confident that he could not live to
witness It. that he frankly expressed
( a hope that the world would recog
nize uiau ii was an jvoguaamau wao
made the prediction.
H alley had been resting in his
grave for sixteen years, and astron
omers all-over Europe were watching
for the return of the comet, when a
cessful prediction of the return of a
We have mentioned the fact that
Halley strangely overlooked other
dates that he might have included in
his series, and that the comet has
been traced back to the times before
Christ. The gaps are not all filled in
the earlier dates; but this is doubt
less due to the want of records in an
unscientific age. Beginning, however,
with A. Di 1066. not a date is missing,
although, owing to the disturbing in-.
te of tne p!moe4a aJfeetlate
flnences of the planets passed by
the comet in coming and going, the
Intervals differ from 74 to 79 years.
The earliest date which we possess
Is B. C. 240. Our next date is 600
years later namely, A. D. 451. Then
comes 7C0. Now we come to an un
broken series, beginning with 1066,
the date of the Norman invasion of
England under William the Con
queror, when the comet was supposed
to be the symbol of his all-conquering
Bword, and people stood aghast
at the celestial spectacle. The comet
repeated its visits in 1145, 1222, 1301,
1378 and 1456.
It probably never produced such
consternation as in the latter year.
No one imagined that this was mere
ly the return of an old visitor, abso
lutely no more strange than the re
turn of new moon each month or of
the planet Mars to apposition every
two years. The popular mind was
already m a ferment. The Turks had
taken Constantinople and were threat
ening to overrun Europe, and every
thing seemed ripe for destruction,
when the comet put in an appearance,
confirming all fears, and seemingly
depriving men of what little wit they
had left. It was then that, according
to tradition, Pope Calixtus Issued his
famous bull against the Turk, the
devil and the comet. He at least or
dered special prayers to be said and
the church bells to be rung at noon,
which practice continues to this day.
Terrified by the nightly apparition
which endured for months, the people
poured their wealth at the feet of the.
church, imploring petitions that
Heaven might save the world from
In 1531, the comet, almost forgot
ten, was again on exhibition. Fol
lowing that it was seen in the years
1607, 1682. when Halley viewed it; 1759,
when it returned according to Hal
ley's prediction, and. 1835, when It
was last seen, and by some few who
survive and are about straining their
old eyes to see it again. Now it has
Just been freshly sighted, and we
begin to see it with the naked eye.
But the months of its glory v and
splendor are now close at hand.
Such is the history. of this famous
comet. We may say that it will next
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Ilalley'a Comet Aa It Will So a Appear.
within the history of mankind, or
ages before. Ail we know is that the
comet, like the moon, Is hero, and
that it has been here for a long time.
v Some of the greatest discoveries
t have grown out of what are called
"lucky guesses." Halley had a strong
; suspicion that the great comet of 1682
' was no stranger. He was familiar
.with the fact, that remarkable comets
Saxony farmer, George Palitsch by
name, having a love- of the stars and
a small . telescope, became ' the Dr.
Cook to steal the prize from the toll
ing Pearys of his day, and sighted
the. monster on its return trip. It
was on Christmas night of the year
1758, and henceforth this was Hal
ley's comet; for he had made himself
and the visitant famous by a first sac-
appear " about 198S, and some few
children who see it now will again
se it In that year. So far as we
know, at intervals of about seventy
five years, Hallcy's comet will con
tinue to be the wonder of earthly
spectators till time shall be no more.
Residence Damaged by Fire. A de
fective chimney was responsible for a
blaze Thursday night in the residence
owned by A. E. Montgomery, 1714
Sixth, avenue, the former H. W. Cooper
home. The blaze had gained a good
start before it was discovered, and
the loss to the bouse and furnishings
will be close to $800. The loss is en
tirely covered by insurance.
Old Landmark Disappearing Grad
ually Moline's old landmarks are dls-
appearing to make way for new struc
tures. One of the oldest houses in the
city is at the southeast corner of Fifth
avenue and Sixteenth street. It Is be
ing torn down this week. It will be
replaced by a two-story brick build
ing with ground dimensions 80x90 feet
The house that will soon be but a mem
ory waa built by Andrew Friberg, at
one time vice president of what has
since become the Molina Plow com
pany. Pioneers here but they are
few remember when it was built.
Judge J. M. Gould believes that the
house was erected in 1850.
Gulley Quito Interurban Superln
tendency, William IL Gulley, superin
tendent of the Moline, East Mollne &
Watertown Interurban railway, resign
ed his position last Monday, to take
effect- as -soon as another man can be
secured to take his place. Mr. Gulley
leaves the Interurban company after
seven years of service to launch in
business In East Moline. He will be
connected with the firm of Stucker &
Gulley. The new firm will be open for
business in the Dralle block the middle
of next week. A barber shops will be
conducted in the west room of the block
and a pool room in the east room.
Ireland for Village Clerk. Citizens
of Silvis affiliating with the citizens
party, at a caucus held in Crowder'a
hall, nominated the following ticket to
be voted on Tuesday, April 19: For
clerk, Will Ireland; for trustees, J. W.
Pike, C. E. Roach and Roy Adams.
Lives Endangered In Runaway. Mrs.
John Sandholm and daughter Linnea,
aged 4, of 2221 Sixth avenue, narrowly
escaped being trampled to death under
the feet of a runaway team of horses
yesterday afternoon on Fifteenth street
In front of Jericho's drug store. Both
mother and daughter were knocked to
the pavement, one of the buggy wheels
passing across the child's body. The
team of colts is- the property of Ed
ward Stedmaster, a farmer, residing
two miles east of Hampton. He was
driving, and in the two-seated rig with
him were Mrs. Henry Relling, Mrs. J.
F. Oltman, and Mrs. Stedmaster's
three small children. The buggy
tongue was broken earlier in the after
noon and had been wired, Mr. Sted
master thinking it would hold till he
reached home. He was driving north
on Fifteenth Btreetj having come from
Fifth avenue, when part of the buggy
tongue dropped to the pavement. This
frightened the horses and they started
on a wild dash. Mrs. Sandholm and
baby were crossing the street and did
not have time to get out of harm's
way. How seriously the child's in
juries may prove is not yet known.
Obutuary Record. Mr. and Mrs.
John M, Peterson of 337 Fifty-third
street mourn the death of their 3-year-old
son, Russell Howard. The little
fellow had been ill three weeks with
pneumonia and died yesterday. The
two surviving are Maynard and Lester.
G. M. Hart died Thursday night at
his home, 2528 Third avenue, after two
years' illness with cancer. He was
born In Walnut, 111- in 1866. He had
resided In Chicago, Davenport and in
Kansas. He came here last October.
His widow and the following children
survive: Dora, age 11; Edna, age, 6 and
Goldie, age 1. He also leaves one sis
ter in Kansas. The funeral waa held
from the Rose chapel at 1:30 yesterday
afternoon. Burial was In Davenport.
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in these, the exhibit rooms of the
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For carrying out any desired
decorative lighting effect, visitors
to Chicago will find here an excep
tional range of choice at prices
from $10 to ?500.
Corner MicLifaja mad Jackaoa Boulevards
Wm. D. Mcjoakia Adrertisiac Agency. Chicago
Fourth street, died Thursday night at
the family home after a short ill
ness. The baby was one month and
11 days of age. The funeral was held
thi3 afternoon from the late resi
dence. Burial was In Fairmount cem-tery.
At the family residence, 204 East
Eighteenth street, at 2 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon, occurred the death of
Mrtf. Marian Davis, widow of the late
R. S. Davis, the pioneer grocer, who
for many years was located at Locust
and Iowa streets. Mrs. Davis Is sur
vived by three children, two sons
and one daughter. ThSre are Fred
G. Davis, Harry Davis and Anna Da
vis. The funeral will be held Sun
day afternoon from the late home,
with services conducted at 1:30
o'clock by Dean Hare of Trinity ca
thedral and burial in Oakdale ceme
tery. . "
news aU the time The
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City Council Chamber, Rock Island,
III., March 23, 1910. The city council
of the city of Rock Island met at 3
o'clock p. m., Wednesday, March 23,
1910. Mayor, clerk, and all the alder
men present except Utke.
Alderman Blochlinger presented re
quest from Ghannon & Dufva asking
for permission to lay six-inch -water
main from main on Thirteenth avenue
and Twenty-fifth street west 385 feet,
thence south 170 feet, together with
request that cost of same be rebated
In water rent. Referred to board of
local Improvements and superintend
ent of waterworks to enter Into stipu
lations with Miss Denkmann and with
instructions to city attorney to pre
pare an ordinance for rebate.
Alderman Lawler moved that the
council take a recess to go over ground
of proposed" improvements and rights
asked for by Rock Island Sand & Grav
el company; also go to - waterworks
pumping station and examine Scharf
smoke peventor, and to the Rock river
On reassembling, Alderman McNealy
moved that waterworks committee re
port on smoke preventor, that city en
gineer prepare an estimate of cost of
replanklng bridges, and that the Rock
Island Sand & Gravel company amend
its ordlnane by making the changes
suggested by mayor and aldermen in
discussing ordinance. Carried.
Alderman Carse read request from
Channon & Dufva asking for permis
sion 'to connect Augustana college li
brary building to sewer Referred to
sewer committee with power to act.
Alderman Ellinwood offered a reso
lution that the Trl-City Railway com
pany give Its written consent to allow
a footpath to be put across the bridge
on Forty-second street to the govern
ment island. Carried.
Adjburned on motion of Alderman
Frlck. M. T. RUDGXEN,
lution instructing the mayor and city
clerk to issue a voucher to Dr. A. M.
Mueller, Thomas Rosen field and Frank
Westbay, for the salary due them. Car
ried. Alderman McNealy moved that the
mayor and city engineer notify George
Evans to complete his contract on
Thirteenth avenue and Denkmann
square. Carried. .
Alderman Ellinwood offered an
amendment to Rock Island Sand &
Gravel company's levee ordinance and
moved that same be incorporated in
ordinance as section BV4. Referred
to meeting when ordinance wiil be con
sidered with instructions to incorpor
ate said amendment in ordinance.
Alderman Boret from the bridge
committee reported recommending
that bridge crossing the north branch
of Rock river be replanked," that nail
ing strips be replaced, that new guard
rails be laid where needed, that abut
ment wall on south of bridge be re
built and that Tri-City "Railway com
pany stand one-half of the cost. Re
Alderman Frick moved that the Trl
Clty Railway company be charged f 500
for privileges of crossing Rock rivr
bridges for the next municipal year.
Alderman McNealy offered an
amendment that we accept $360 per
yar for five years and that they pay
five years toll in advance. Lost.
Ayes LaVanway, Thompson, Coch
ran, McNeely and Elliwwood.
Nays Blochlinger, Holzhammer,
FrVck, Schmld, Lawler and Borst.
. The mayor then put Alderman
Frick's mptkra which lost.
Ayes Blochlinger, Holrhammer,
Frlck, Lawler and Borst
Nays LtfVanway, Thompson,
Schmld, Cochran, McNealy and Ellin
wood. . Alderman Lawler moved that Tri
City Railway company's toll for cross
ing bridges be fixed at $ 100 per year
for thre6 years. Carried.
Ayes LaVanway, Cochran, Lawler,
McNealy, Ellinwood and Borst.
, Nays Blochlinger, Holzhammer,
Thompson, Frlck and Schmld.
Alderman Frick moved that bridge
committee confer with J. F. Porter
relative to lawler'a resolution and
that they report after recess. Carried.
Alderman Lawler offered a resolu
tion that city attorney look up, fran
chise of Peoples Power company and
(Continued on Tae Three.)
Rock Island, 111.. March 25,1910,
City Council Chamber: The council
met in adjourned regular session at 8
o'clock p. m. Mayor, clerk and all
the aldermen present except Utke.
The clerk asked the council how
many of the new city directories to
order for the city. Alderman Bloch
linger moved that the clerk be author
ized to order seven directories. Car
The clerk read request of Allen,
Myers & Co., asking for permission to
make sewer connections. Referred, to
sewer, committee with power to act.
The clerk read a petition protesting
against the council granting . to the
Rock Island Sand & Gravel company,
the rights asked for in the ordinance
it presented. Received and placed on
Alderman Blochlinger moved, that
the waterworks committee ask the G.
H. Scharf -company to remove itB
smoke consumer from the boilers at
the waterworks pumping station. Car
Alderman Frlck read an ordinance
relating to inspectors on special as-i
sessment work giving bond, and moved
its immediate consideration. Carried.
Alderman Frlck moved the adoption
of the ordinance as read. Adopted by
Alderman Frick read an ordinance
granting Sue Denkmann right to lay
private water main, and moved Its
immediate consideration. Carried,
Alderman Frick moved the adoption
of the ordinance as read. Adopted by
unanimous vote. .
Alderman Frick read an ordinance
relating to toll from the city bridges,
4nd moved its immediate onsideration.
Alderman Frjck moved the adoption
of ordinance as read. Adopted by un
animous vote. .; i .
Alderman Lawler presented a reso-
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PERUNA rarely falls to restore the
appetite. Immediately upon begin
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to eat and digest. This la the universal
testimony, coming from all parts of the
Catarrh is a very frequent cause of
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The beneficial influence of Peruna on
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To prod the digestive organs with
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"My only regret is that I did
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Mr. Joseph If. Conlan.
Removed Catarrh, Restored Appetite.
Mr.'Joseph H. Conlan, 487 7th Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., writes:
"I suffered from catarrh which completely destroyed my appetite and
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"I am now cured and cheerful In spirits, all through the agency of Tern
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"My only regret is that I did not use Peruna sooner and I would bare
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Torpid Liver. Stomach Trouble. ' j
Mr. Jamea O'Byrne, 628 Madison fit
Topeka, Kas-, conductor Santa Fe Rail
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'An airnt wrote me that she was tak
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' "I am mo6t grateful to yoa for, What
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Dysentery Entirely Relieved.
Mr. W. N. Casey, Leamington, 111.,
"In two weeks after, beginning your
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irouDie or ayseniery. tj
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Pe-ru-na aa a Tonic.
Capt. R. B. Smith, Greensboro, Ga,
"After using several bottle of Peru
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"Peruna is all that la claimed foi It."
Catarrh of Stomach.
Mr. Henry Neely, First Lieutenant,
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for years with catarrh of the stomach.
Seeirf; an advertisement cf Peruna, 1
bought a bottle and every dose made ma
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