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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1910.
SUICIDE A SEAL
FOR A fl ACCUSER
Frieda Boje, Aged 14, Witness
Against Father, Tries to
TURNS ON GAS IN -ROOM
Iavenport Parent Arrested Two
- Weeks Ago Alter Story' Told
Police by Daughter.
Frieda Boje, aged 14. held. as a
ness against her father, John Boje,
charged with criminally assaulting
her, tried to end her life by inhaling
gas' in a room at the house of deten
tion, Davenport, this morning. She
had closed the windows and doors of
her room and turned on the gas and
lay down on the bed to await death.
She had not yet lost consciousness
when discovered. '
Two weeks .ago Boje was placed un
der arrest after the daughter, Frieda,
had told a sensational story to the
police of having been mistreated by
her parent. -Since then she has re-
. fused to repeat any of her statements
or give any additional information to
the authorities. A week ago she was
sent to Council Bluffs by her mother.
She returned home last Saturday after
Pressure by Relatives.
As soon as the police learned of the
girl's "return they had her placed In
the house of detention in order that
she might be separated from those
who were trying to force her to remain
silent as to the charge against her
When asked why she tried to end
her life, the girl simply said that she
could no longer bear the strain on her
mind; that it was either death or tes
tify against her father. She sought
death the easier. She will recover. .
ROCK ISLAND CLUB
HOME IS VACATED
Removal to Temporary Quarters in
Beet Building Is Begun
The Sixteenth street -hcwSe of the
Rock Island Club was closed today
and the removal of the furnishings to
the temporary quarters in the ,Best
building begun. The Royal Neighbors
of America, the new owner of the club
property, is to be given possession May
15, expecting to occupy the building
by July 1, slight interior alterations to
be made in the meantime. The club
will remain in the Best block pending
the building of its proposed new home.
The farewell entertainment at the
clubhouse Saturday evening wa3 large
ly attended by the membership and
was a most enjoyable affair. Follow
ing a dinner, served from 6 to 8, there
were billiard, pool and bowling con
tests. A vaudeville program was pre
sented beginning at 10 o'clock. .This
consisted of songs and monologues by
the Quaker City quartet, appearing at
the American, Davenport, and Henry
Mullini, xyloptionist, from the Family
theatre, this city. The program con
tinued an hour, and was followed by a
number of informal talks, the feature
of which was that given by Dr. W. E.
Taylor, who has turned farmer. The
doctor for many 'years was superin
tendent the Watertown hospital.
He is recognized over the state as an
expert agriculturist. He had planned
to practice medicine in Rock Island
and'Mollne, but the call of the corn
field became so Insistent that he lis
tened. Deere & Co., Moline, have crea
ted a new department in their institu
tion to he filled by Dr. Taylor. His
duties will he to go over the country
giving lectures on intensified farming.
OBSERVE MOTHERS' DAY
Special Exercises at- Central. Presby
terian and Christian Churches.
. Mothers' day was observed yester
day in Memorial Christian and Central
Presbyterian churches. At central
Presbyterian church the Sunday school
and morning church services were
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combined and a program was given
concistinsr of appropriate and short
talks ty members of the two bodies.
At .Memorial Christian church the sub;
ject was, "Mother, Home and Heaven."
In he other churches, short references
were made in observance c the day.
MATCH ON FLOOR;
BLAZE IN A HOME
Damage of $75 in the Residence of
Edward Young, 1102 Third
The fire department was called at
8:25 last night to the home of Edward
Young, 1102 Third avenue, where there
was a blaze in a bedroom on the sec
ond floor. Upon the arrival of the de
partment the whole room was ablaze.
The fire was extinguished with chemi
cals. The furniture in the room was
destroyed and the loss is $75, with no
insurance. A roomer at the house on
returning home found that there was
no oil in the lamp in his room. He
went down stair3 to fill the lamp and
while he was absent from the room
one of the neighbors rushed in and
told the family that the house was on
fire. It is supposed a lighted match
was dropped on the floor and ignited
As the Central hose company was
returning to the Central station last
evening from. the fire at 1102 Third
avenue, the No. 3 hose company which
had been there during the time that
the other companies had been at the
fire, was just starting on a dash to the
Hartz & Bahnsen Drug company at
Nineteenth street and Third avenue.
The private wire from the company's
building Jo the hose house was out of
order yesterday and several times a
false alarm was turned in- at the sta
tion. The No. 3 men were not aware of
the fact and so were about to answer
the call. The alarm was just Installed
a few weeks ago, but since the instal
lation has caused considerable trouble.
Ralph Fraser of Monmouth spent
Sunday in the city.
Harry Wullenwaber of Bloomington
spent Sunday with friends here.
G. J. Jobst of Peoria is in the city
and is registered at the New Harper.
Miss Florence Head sailed today
from New York for Paris to continue
her art studies.
Major C S. Riche arrived from Detroit
Saturday for a brief stay among old
friends in the city.
Mrs. ,T. M. DeKay left at noon to
day for Portland, Ore., to join her
husband who is located there.
Miss Mary Robb returned last week
from Nebraska, where she spent the
past seven months with relatives.
Charles McHugh arrived from Chi
cago Saturday night to attend the fare
well festivities of the Rock Island club
in its old club house.
Ray Roderick arrived here last night
from the south and will have charge of
the figure S at the Watch Tower park
durihg the summer season.
Louis Kohn is able to be about again
afier having been laid up for a week
by a sprained ankle, the result of an ao
cident while on a fishing expedition
Fay Harper of Chicago and John
Bahnsen of Checota, Okla., both for
mer Rock Islanders, are leaving this
week for Europe, where they will pass
the summer in sightseeing.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Johnston and
son arrived here Saturday from New
York for a brief visit with Mrs. John
ston's mother. Mrs. E. C. Cropper
They will leave tonight for Wichita
and Kansas City, Kan., where they will
spend the summer.
DUNLAP SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Has a Walkaway at Fifth Andalusia
Ernest Dunlap was chosen school
director to succeed Peter Johnson, re
signed, at the election held at. Anda
lusia Saturday. Mr. Dunlap received
45 votes, Peter Johnson, 3, and T. E
Cole, 2. who did not make a cam
paigner election. This is the third
school election held there this spring,
township and village elections also
being held. Factional feeling grow
ing out of the saloon issue at -the
first election is subsiding.
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OUT ON A STRIKE
Union Men in Bock Island De
' xnand $3 for a Day of
Increase of 50 Cents Per Day,
Xumber of Building Improve
ments in City Delayed.
Union hodcarriers' of the city are on
strike for higher wage. The men last
week notified their employers that
they would have' to have $3 per day of
They stated they would have their
answer by Saturday evening. It was
a refusal to. meet the increase of 50
cents a day, and this morning the men
failed to report for work. The most
seriously affected by the strike are the
plastering contractors, several of whom
today are without men to carry on
"The day has passed when the brick
contractor must have the services of
the hodcarrier," one of the plastering
contractors said. "The old way of
hoisting brick has been abandoned. It
used to be that the brick were carried
up a ladder in a hod. Now they are
hoisted in most cases by machinery.
Have Reached Limit.
"But with the plasterer it is different.
His work is mostly in buildings that
are under roof and nearing completion,
and he cannot get along without the
hodcarrier. But I don't see how he can
afford to meet the increase in wage de
manded of us. Only recently we grant
ed a raise to the lathers, and we feel
we have just about reached our limit."
BLIND HORSE TRIES
TO SWIM THE RIVER
Animal at Andalusia Sets Out for
Iowa and Causes Villagers
Lots of Excitement,
Andalusia had a half hour of ex
citement yesterday when a blind
horse, the property of J. G. Britton,
got into the Mississippi and was res
cued with difficulty, half the popula
tion taking a hand In the work. The
horse had been turned out to graze
along the river bank, and for some
reason best known to itself, deliber
ately walked out into the stream. Jt
headed toward the island and was
half way across when a party of men
in a launch overhauled it. However,
it was about tired out and before a
line was gotten about its neck, it
sank twice. The speed of the launch
was too great to successfully tow the
animal to shore and so the work was
finally undertaken from a skiff, the
horse ceasing its efforts and rolling
over on its side. When landed it
was able to walk and in a few min
utes seemed none the worse for the
. Miss Maretta McCabe.
Miss Maretta McCabe died last even
ing at 11:30 at her home, 924 Fifteenth
street, after an illness of several
months with a complication of dis
eases. Deceased was a native of New
York state and wa3 72 years of age,
having been born in Delaware coun
ty. She was reared and received her
education there. In 1872 she came to
Davenport with her parents, who set
tled in that city. Here the family
joined the two brothers of deceased,
L. S. McCabe and J. W. McCabe, who
had resided here for several years.
The family lived in Davenport for 15
years and then removed to Rock Is
land. Since her residence here Miss
McCabe had been a devout member of
the First Methodist cnurch. She is
survived by her brothers, L. S. Mc
Cabe of Rock Island and J. W. Mc
Cabe of Des Moines, and her sister.
Miss Nancy J. McCabe.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock from the home,
and the services will be conducted by
Dr. R. B. Williams, pastor of the First
Methodist church. Burial will be in
Benjamin H. Kimball.
The Boston Globe contains the fol
lowing account of the death of Benja
min H. Kimball, heretofore announced
in this paper:
Methuen, May 4. Benjamin Hall
Kimball, the oldest person in Methuen,
died this morning at his home on Pel-
ham street. He was in his 95th year.
He had been ill only a few days.
Mr. Kimball was born in Pembroke,
N. H., Nov. 23, 1815, the son of Eliph-
alet and Nancy Hall Kimball, being of
revolutionary stock on his mother's
side. While attending the Pembroke
academy at the age of 10 he had the
privilege of shaking hands In 1825 with
General Lafayette, who was on his way
to Concord, N. H., and stopped in
Pembroke over night.
Mr. Kimball had met many promin
ent men in his life. He was personally
acquainted with President Pierce and
had met Presidents Van Buren, Fill
more and Lincoln. He was well ac
quainted with Daniel - Webster and
Leaving Pembroke when a young
man, Mr. Kimball went to Concord,
where he learned the carriage busi
ness, r our years later he removed to
Woodstock, Vt., where he was engaged
in business for 12 years. He then went
to Alabama, and from there to New
York. Under the administration of
President Pierce he was weigher in the
custom house at New York.
Leaving New York he went to Rock
Island, III., where he lived 45 years,
being engaged in the carriage business.
He was mayor, assessor, superintend
ent of streets, chief of police, and held
other minor public positions. For six
years he was a member of the board
of supervisors for Rock Island county.
In 1841 Mr. Kimball was married to
Betsey Stuart Reynolds at Montpelier,
Vt., with whom he lived for 60 years.
She died 10 years ago. One" child was
born to them, a daughter, whose death
occurred by drowning at the age of
19. Since the death of his wife Mr.
Kimball had lived with his sisters,
Miss N. H. Kimball, and Mrs. L. M.
Cross, in this town.
Mr. Kimball was a member of Trio
lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Rock Island,
the Presbyterian, church of that place,
and of Barrett chapter. Royal Arch
Masons'. He had been connected with
Masonry for nearly 50 years.
Mrs. Anna Shogren.
Yesterday afternoon at 1:35 occur
red the death of Mrs. Anna Shogren
at St. Anthony's hospital. Death wab
caused by cancer of the stomach, with
which she had been suffering five
weeks. Deceased was born Nov. 13,
183S, and was a native of Sweden.
She came to America 50 years ago.
Jan. 1, 1866, she and Andrew P. Sho
gren were united in marriage. Mr.
Shogren died Jan. 31. Mrs. Shogren
is survived by six children: Mrs. Ethel
Lundgren, Polk, Neb.; Mrs. A. J. Carl
son, Chicago; Helen C. Shogren and
Albert E. Shogren, at home; Joseph
Shogren, Stanton, Iowa, and Rev. P. N.
Shogren, St. Paul.
The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 from the home, 1200
Thirty-eighth street. The services at
the house will be private. At 3 o'clock
services will be conducted at Zion
Lutheran church, of which deceased
was a member. Rev. Jules G. Mauritz
son will conduct the services and
burial will be at Stanton, Iowa, where
the remains will be taken Thursday.
Henry J. Simmon.
Henry J. Simmon died at his home
In Bowling township at 7:30 Saturday
evening after a short illness. He had
been in failing health several years.
Mr. , Simmon was born in Germany
Dec. 17, 1831, coming to America with
his parents In early childhood. The
family first settled in Ohio, and came
to Rock Island county when the son
was 17 years of age. Mr. Simmon Is
survived by his wife, who was Mary
Allemang, and seven children: Henry
P., Oto, Iowa; George, Albert and
Arthur, Rural; M-s. Hulda Couch and
Miss Isabell Simmon, Rock Island, and
Perrv Simmon, Bowling. One child
died in infancy. Mr. Simmon was
member of the Pleasant Ridge Presby
terian church. Tho funeral will take
place from the home Wednesday morn
ing at 0:30, with services an hour
later at the Milan Presbyterian church
Interment will be in Chippiannock
Mrs. Hugh' McCall.
Mrs. Hugh McCall, a pioneer settler
of the upper end of Rock Island coun
ty, died Saturday at the family home
In Port Byron township, aged 75 years
She was a native of Ohio. She was
Amanda Leasure before marriage with
Mr. McCall. The survivors are her
husband, one son, Thomas McCall
Port Eyron township, and three step
children, Mack and George McCall of
Iowa and Mrs. Ed Donahey, ,Joslln
The funeral services were held at the
homo this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with
Rev. Mr. Kerr of Joslin in charge
Burial w as In the McCall cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Silas Sprague
will be held tomorrow afternoon at
2:30 from the First Methodist church
At 2 o'clock services will be held
at the home of her daughter, Mrs
Sadie Bonder, 251 Seventh avenue
The services will lie conducted by Rev
F. E. Snult, pastor of the Spencer Me
morial Methodist church, and burial
will be in Chippiannock cemetery.
The funeral of Edward Otto was held
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home of his son-in-law, Ernest
Selle, Eighteenth avenue and Six
teenth street, with services at 2:30 at
the German Lutheran church. The
services were conducted by Rev. Ph
Wilhelm. pastor of the church. There
were many beautiful floral tributes,
and many friends of deceased were
present at the funeral. The pallbear
ers were Henry W. Horst, Emmanuel
Casper, W. F. Schroeder, John Roehr,
Henry Lange and Herman Roggen-
kamp. Burial was in the family lot at
the German Lutheran cemetery.
No man can be at his best
With a poor digestion ,
If you have lost appetite
And can't digest what you eat,
Drop the usual heavy meats
And gravies, puddings and pies,
And live for a time
Principally on Grape-Nut3 and
If you have never tried itt .
There's a treat in store for you,
Grape-Nuts can be easily di
gested By the weakest stomach
And soon strengthens '
The digestive organs,
So that a variety of food
Can be eaten with comfort.
Don't put off the test.
Read "The Road to WelMlle,"
There's a Reason."
POSTUM CEREAL COMPANY, Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
RAID A HOP JOINT
Find Quantity of Jewelry Believed to
Have Been Stolen in the
Last evening the police raided an
opium den in the city of Davenport
conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey
Watkins (colored) at 634 East Tenth
street. At the time Mr. and Mrs.
Watkins were the only occupants of
the place and- they were arrested.
The, place has been the headquar
ters for some time past of a number
of the colored population of the trl
cities. In searching the house last
night the police discovered a large
quantity of jewelry which apparently
had been stolen. The stones had
been taken from the rings and the
jewelry was broken up somewhat in
order to make it unrecognizable.
Watkins and his wife were taken to
the station'and were given a hearing.
Each was given 30 days in the coun
ty Jail for conducting-a disorderly
house. While they are lying in the
bastile, further investigation of the
jewelry will be made in an effort to
locate the rightful owners. The po
lice are certain that a number of
mysterious robberies will be cleared
up if they are able to locate the
owners of the outlay of jewelry. .
MAN KIDNAPS MOLINE
CHILD OF 7 YEARS
Both Are Located in 1 looming House
in Davenport by the Police
Nicholas Grebenix yesterday lured
Johanna Metarewicz, aged 7, from her
home, 424 Eighth street, Moline, to
Davenport. The man and child were
found in a rooming house at 826 West
Sixth street, Davenport, by the police
at 2:30 this morning. Both were re
turned to Moline. Grebenix will be
prosecuted for kidnaping. He said he
was drunk yesterday when he took
the child with him. The child was not
MOTHERS' DAY OBSERVED
White Carnations Worn by Thous
ands in Illinois.
Chicago, May 9. -Churches and
other organizations yesterday ob
served "Mothers' day" .throughout
Illinois. White carnations. the
badge of the day, .were worn by
thousands. Eight states, Illinois,
Ohio, Texas, California, South Da
kota, West Virginia, Florida and
Mississippi, observed the day offlci
FINISHES A BIG CONTRACT
Illinois Electrical Contracting Com
pany Completes Island Job.
Manager Martin McNealy of the
Illinois Electrical Contracting com
pany of this city has just completed
the rewiring of Campbell's island
New panel boards were installed,
about .450 lights rewired and the
electrical connections at the stage
were all renewed. The wiring has
been put in first class shape, pre
paratory to the opening of the park
Begin Sprinkling. , .
The Tri-City RailVay company be
gan the sprinkling of the streets here
today, the car being put into commis
sion this morning, in accordance with
the stipulations of the ordinance re
cently granted to the company by the
city council. The sprinkling of the
streets by the company is free to the
City 'Council to Meet.
The annual appropriation ordinance.
considered at a committee of the whole
meeting last Friday night, will be
passed at the regular meeting of the'.
city council this evening. It is ex
pected ye mayor will also announce
his standing committees for the year,
and give his annual address.
Smedley Talks in Davenport.
R. C. Smedley, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., spoke yesterday morning at
Trinity Episcopal cathedral, Daven
port, and in the evening at the Congre
gational church, Davenport Yester
day was field day in the association in
Iowa and the day was properly observ-
The store of L. S. McCabe
& Co. will be closed tomorrow-
morning, Tuesday, till one
o'clock p. m., during the . fun
eral s.ervices of Miss Maretta
McCabe, sister of Mr. McCabe
ed in the churches throughout the
state. A plea was made by the various
speakers in Davenport foe am increase
in the membership of the association
generally. W W. Parsons, state sec
retary of e association, was the
speaker at the men's meeting in the
Month with Humane Officer.
To the officers and members of the
Rock Island County Humane society:
The report of your officer fo the
month ending April 30 is hereby re
Animal cases Complaints received
and investigated, 14 ; horses suspended
from work, pot being fit for labor, 1;
teamsters and boy-drivers reprimanded
for cruelty, 49; cases prosecuted in
court and won ($3 and costs), 4; calls
from Moline answered, 4.
Children cases Complaints received
and investigated (11 years). 1; num
ber of parents reprimanded and better
treatment secured, 1.
Officer Rock Island County Humane
Never hesitate about giving Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy to children.
It contains no opium or, other narcotics
and can be given with Implicit confi
dence. As a quick cure forcoughs
and colds to which children are sus
ceptible, it is unsurpassed. Sold by
Will not cut down our
prices more than we have
done on these specials
Queen Olives, quart 40o
Dill pickles, gallon 25c
Sour pickles, gallon 25(5
Lingon berries, gallon .. 25c
Anchovies, three pounds . 25c
Prunes, extra large California,
four pounds 25c
Dundee milk, 12 cans . .. 40c
Corn, six cans 47c
Peas, six cans 47c
Tomatoes, six cans .... 47c
Pumpkin, six cans 47c
Lye, six cans 47c
Lu Lu washing powder,
six cans 7 45c
White Line washing powdef,
12 packages 45c
Bulk staich, seven pounds 25c
Fancy dried pears, pound 10c
Buttermilk soap, three
bars in box 10c
WItchhazel soap, three bars in
Cucumber and glycerine soap,
three bars in box 10c
packages .. 25c
Matches, five boxes 20c
Yeast Foam, package 3c
Maple syrup, gallon .. $1.25
We still have a supply of
Eaco flour best that money
FAMILY .IS AWAY;
ROB A FARM HOUSE
Tramp Makes Rich Haul at Home
of Ernest Six in South
While Ernest Six and his family
were absent from their home on a farm
in South Moline township yesterday
afternoon, they had a caller who made
a rich haul, his swag consisting of
two gold watches and chains, a pair
of earrings set with emeralds, two
gold coins of 20 francs each, and a
number of other coins of different de
nominations. A tramp was seen by
neighbors to enter the Six premises
in the afternoon. There Is no clue to
the robber or the missing property.
More Rooms for Lexington.
The Lexington hotel, Chicago, has
increased Its business so rapidly un
der the management of Charles Mc
Hugh and J. E. Montrose, formerly of
the Harper here, that they have found
it necessary to secure an annex. They
have Just taken a 10-year lease on a
four-story fiat building adjoining the
Lexington at the north, giving them an
additions! 60 rooms. This will give
the Lexington 560 guest rooms.
bulk garden seeds of extra