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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY .22, 1910.
b NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS I ts
.Two Wives Seeking Freedom. Two
wives yesterday filed applications In
the district court -for separation from
their husbands, alleging "that their mar
ried life has not been all that it
should have been. Mrs. Mary Read
seeks a decree on the grounds of ha
bitual dmnkennesff and cruelty on the
part of her husband, claiming that
since their marriage in Genoa, 111., Dec.
24, 1900, he has become addicted to
the use of intoxicating liquors" to such
an extent that he fails to provide for
her. In addition to this claim, she
alleges that on many occasions he has
threatened her life and that in May
of this year, while she was employed
at the North Star Shoe company he
entered the place and threatened to
assault her. She asks the decree and
any other equitable judgment which
the court may deem fit to give her.
The second wife is Addie Bailey, who
has instituted a divorce claim against
her husband, John B. Bailey, claiming
that he has been guilty cf misconduct
with other women on divers occasions
and that during the past two years he
has treated her cruelly. They were
married in Jewell City, Kan., Feb. 21,
1S99, and lived together until Aug. 5,
j.909. One child is concerned in the
suit, "Willie, aged 11, and the wife asks
the court to grant the child to her.
Fire Damages Residence. A fire
which is supposed to have had Its ori
gin from a leak in a gas pipe burned
the kitchen roof off and created about
$550 damage at 704 West Sixteenth
street yesterday. The blaze started
around a gas plate and got a good
star; before it was discovered. Hose
companies 3 and 6 and the central sta
tion truck responded to the alarm.
Will Not Buy This Year. At a
meeting of the committee of the whole
yesterday the Davenport city council
decided to abandon the project of es
tablishing a new police alarm system
this year, and gave the police commit
tee power to act in making any neces
sary repairs in the present system.
The advisability of buying and install
ing the patent alarm system used such
Es--i3 in Grand Rapids, Mich., was dis
cussed pro and con and the members
of the council decided that no action
could be taken in the matter this year.
Tne expense of purchasing the system
was estimated at about $7,000.
Harry Millspaugh Drowned. Mrs.
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C. C. .Mclntyre received a telegram
yesterday afternoon from Miss Vir
ginia Millspaugh from Herbert, Minn.,
stating that they had Just received
word of the drowning of her brother,
Harry Millspaugh, and would start at
once for Walden, X. Y. Mrs. Mills
paugh, with her daughter, have been
in the north spending the summer
while Jiarry, who is a student at the
Homeopathic college in Philadelphia,
it Is supposed, was spending his vaca
tion in New York state. He was a
Davenport boy and graduated from the
high school about 1905. For a time he
was employed by the Walsh Construc
tion company. He then became a
medical student under Ir. R. E. Peck
of this city and then went to Hahna
mann Medical college at Philadelphia,
Pa., where he was now a junior. He
had accepted a position as an interne
in a hospital in New York cr Connecti
cut. He was 21 years of age. Harry
Millspaugh is survived by his mother,
a sister. Miss Virginia Millspaugh, and
a brother, Lawrence Millspaugh, who
was formierly connected with the
Davenport Loeomotive works, but now
holds a responsible position with an
iron company at Sault Ste. Marie,
Mich. Hi3 father, M. A. Millspaugh,
died a few months ago in Kansas.
Obituary Record. Word has been re
ceived of the death of John Crippen
at Camp Point, 111. Mr. and Mrs.
Henrv CrlDtven of thtf Middle road,
the former a brother of Mr. Crippen,
called to Canm Point by news ot
fhis serious illness, but they arrived
too late. Besides his brother, Mr.
Crippen of Davenport, the deceased is
j survived by his mother. Mrs. Leila
Crippen of Camp Point, 111.; his wue,
Mrs. Mary Crippen; a brother, Wilken
of Lyons, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Mary
Ward of Leavenworth. Kan. The fu
neral was held today and burial will be
at Camp' Point.
.William. Daxon's dog that was bitten
by a mad dog some time ago went
mad last week and Mr. Daxon had it
shot. It had been .kept chained ever
since it' was bitten.
Miss Chattie Thompson went to
Edgingion Sunday to-visit Lizzie Kelly
for a few days.
The grand worthy matron of the
Eastern Star lodge of Chicago will be
here Friday, July 22, to hold a meeting
with the lodge here.
Miss Florence Colo returned home
from Preemption Monday, where she
has 'been for the past two weeks.
Miss Ada Kane went to Columbus
Junction Saturday and visited with
friends till Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kane and baby
of Rock Island visited Saturday and
Sunday .with Mr. Kane's parents, Mr.
and MrsiJames Kane.
The bafi.game Sunday between Tay
lor Ridged and Andalusia was won by
Adolph "Dunlap bought the Griffin
house and. lot Saturday.
Frank Brookman and John Griffin
of Center Point, Iowa, were in the vil
lage Saturday afternoon
Ruth Cole while playing Monday
stepped on a nail which peuertated
,her foot at the heel two inches.
Mrs. Louis .Strohmeier met with an
accident last Wednesday, a window
falling and striking her on the wrist,
cutting it and severing an artery. The
doctor took-seven stitches to close the
Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Bolce re
turned from Rock Island and Geneseo
where they have been visiting friends
the past week.
Miss Carrie Taylor went to Rock
Island Saturday to visit her sister,
Mrs. S. H. Dean.
Miss Faye Lewis went to Davenport
Saturday to visit her uncle, H. Wil
Htts. Richard Winger went to- Rock Island
Saturday to meet ills sister. Faith Win
ger of Newton, Iowa, who was on her
way to Aledo, where she will spend a
few days with relatives.
The contract for a new steel bridge
over the Edwards river was recently
let to O. C. Mclntyre of Aledo. The
bridge will be built near the old Lutz
mill and will be one of the heaviest
in the county. It will be 100 feet in
length and have 18 foot trestles.
Just 53 years ago last Thursday the
Aledo Record was first printed. From
that day to tli present the paper has
been a credit to Aledo and to Mercer
county. H. Bigelow was connected
wits its early history and still lives
in Aledo. It was later edited by John
LPorter and was afterward combined
with the other publications under tne
head of the Times-Record and is at
present managed by D. N. Blazer and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bjorkman and
family of Rock Island came Saturday
to visit at the home of Mr. Bjorkman's
MIs3 Esther Boquist of Rock Island
returned to her home Monday after a
pleasant visit with Aledo friends and
Miss Amy Henderson of Rock Island
came Monday evening to visit at the
home of her aunt, Mrs. R. H. Whitsitt.
Mrs. M. J. Merryman returned Mon
day evening from Rock Island and
Mohne where she has been visiting
relatives and friends.
Miss Esther Peterson returned Tues
day from a two weeks visit with
friends in Rock Island.
Mayor and Mrs. J. W. McRoberts
and son John and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Parkman left Tuesday for various
northern Wisconsin points on a fishing
trip. They will be gone until Sept. 1.
Harry C. McCreight was born Sept.
15, 1881, near Traer, Iowa. When he
was only 1 year old his parents moved
to Aledo, 111., where he grew to man
hood and received his education, also
attending college in Monmouth and
Galesburg. After receiving his educa
tion he was employed in Aledo as a
clerk and later became a member of
the professional ball team of Ch'lll
cothe, Mo., with which he played for
two seasons. In 1906 he was married
to Miss Mande Becker and they moved
to Palestine, Texas. His failing
health caused him to bring his family
north last year and since his return
to Aledo he has been steadily declin
ing until death came July 13. Funeral
services were held at the family home
on Saturday, July 16, at 2:30 conduct
ed by Rev. T. S. Pittenger and he was
laid to rest in the Aledo cemetery.
He leaves a wife and two little chil
dren, two brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Frederica Bauer and son Frank
went to Rock Island Wednesday to
visit a few days with relatives and
The janitor of the Mercer county
court house was greeted on Monday
morning by a line of enthusiastic office
seekers who was each anxious to be
the first candidate to present his peti
tion for filing in the county clerk's
office, which opened at 8 o'clock. The
first petition was filed at 8 and so on
down the list until in all 11 petitions
were presented. Some of the petitions
had 25 signers and some had as high
as 75 signatures. These candidates
are now waiting anxiously for the pri
mary of Sept. 15, which will determine
the nominations for the offices.
Captain and Mrs. A. A. Rice left
Wednesday for Twin Lakes, Colo., and
other Colorado points to spend the
summer months with relatives and
E. E. Holton is home again after an
absence of several days spent in St.
Louis visiting relatives.
Mr. find Mrs. William Whitehead and
family entertained Mr. and Mrs. L. V.
Cain of Moline the latter part of last
week and the early part of this.
Mr. and Mrs. William Whitehead
were something more than ordinarily
rewarded for their work recently.
They found a $50 pearl white engaged
in the clam shell industry.
Louis McXabney of Chicago was In
the village a few days visiting rela
times. Thomas Vance, C. Vogelbaugh and
Fred Thompson of Buffalo, Iowa, are
camping near here and will dig clams.
Mrs. J. T. Young and Mrs. Francis
Black have returned from Prairie Cen
ter, 111., where they have been visit
Miss Stella Guckert left a few days
ago for Henry county and will remain
with relatives there for a while.
N. O. Thomas is enjoying a visit
from his sister, Mrs. A. J. Stan field
of Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Ladies Aid society had charge
of an ice cream sociable held Wednes
day evening at the town hall in the
interest of the M. E. church.
J. E. Maxwell is taking the guage of
water in the Mississippi river each
day at different points on both sides
of the river. He starts near Le Claire,
Iowa, and Jils work extends from there
down stream about 15 miles.
John Oltman, rural mail carrier from
Hampton, is taking a vacation and the
substitute carrier, James Mohr, is serv
ing the route.
Grandma Whiteside of Moline spent
a few days with relatives and friends
Irene and Mildred Karr of Rock
Falls are visiting their grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Beal.
Merl Nicholson' visited at his home
in Moline Saturday and Sunday.
Ralph Johnston of Moline who has
spent the last two months in Kansas
helping harvest has returned and is
now helping D. W. Mumma. He says
that the wheat crop is rather light
and not very good quality.
S. S. Beal threshed his wheat Mon
day. Charlie Osborn of Joslin fur
nished the .machine.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bryant who have
been visiting relatives and friends the
past two weeks have returned to their
home at Perry, Iowa.
William Filbert, Sr., who has been
improving, had a relapse Saturday
night and it is thought that he will
i.ave to be operated on for appendi
citis. Rev. Mr. Kerr preached at the
Christian church in Rapids City Sun
day afternoon after which two were
Increase of the Johrrsons. There
have arrived in Moline figures on the
census of the local houses of Johnson,
Carlson, Anderson, et aL The report
shows a decided increase over previous
figures. . There are some interesting
comparisons, statistics used In arriv
ing at the various conclusions being
taken from the directory issued this
week by R. I Polk & Co. and the one
issued a year ago. According to the
directory count there are 65 more John
sons in Moline than was the case a
year ago. The number of Johnsons
listed for Moline this year is 665, last
year 500. The most marked increase
has been among the Carl Johnsons,
who number 82; the 1909 directory
showed 17. The long-honored John
Johnsons number 33 this year, an in
crease of 5. . There are still more
Charles Johnsons In Moline than any
others, as they number 36 this year as
against 35 in 1909.
Closing Movement Spreads. Because
dry goods stores of Moline were closed
Wednesday evening for the first time
in many years there was a noticeable
decrease In the size of the crowd which
traversed down town streets. Many
were on down town streets from force
of habit, and they woke up to the new
order of things when they came face
to face with darkened stores. Expecta
tion is that the Wednesday evening
crowd of next week will be further re
duced, as merchants handling lines
other than dry goods indicate that they
will fall in line within the next seven
days. Secretary William Carstens of
the Moline Retail Merchants' associa
tion, who is a faithful worker for the
lause of Wednesday evening closing,
reported that the down town hardware
dealers have pledged themselves to
close on all Wednesday evenings in the
future. Six merchants have signed the
agreement, which becomes effective
next week. Two hardware dealers,
whose stores are located on the out
skirts, could not be reached by phone,
but they are expected to fall in line.
This means that the following will
close their places of business next Wed
nesday: Dry goods mercharnts, hard
ware dealers, butchers. The Wednes
day evening closing of butcher shops
was inaugurated a year ago. Clothing
stores closed at 9 o'clok last Wednes
day evening, which is one hour earlier
than has been the case in the past.x Of
the 30-odd grocers in the city all but
two have signified their willingness to
inaugurate Wednesday evening clos
ing. One of those holding out is loca
ted on the bluff; the ther is in the
down town district. Workers for Wed
nesday evening closing believe that the
standpatters will capitulate when the
mid-week night closing machinery gets
in good working order.
Sorry Looking Suit. An unusual con
troversy has developed as a result of
the robbery of May 10, when W. A.
Meese of this city and William H. Blue
dorn of East St. Louis found them
selves in a predicament on a Burling
ton road Pullman car following a visit
from a thief who makes a specialty of
"lifting" men's wearing apparel, prin
cipally their trousers. Word comes
unofficially that the Pullman company
and the Wells-Fargo Express company
are engaged In a correspondence battle,
innocent cause of which is Mr. Meese.
The local attorney was loser at the
hands of the "trousers thief" to the ex
tent of a new suit of clothes. As the
clothes failed to show up, he took steps
in due time to secure damages. No
body will ever know how it was done,
but the Pullman company eventually
secured the original suit and restored
it to Mr. Meese. And a sorry spectacle
it was, grease-spot-and-coal-dust evi
dence being that it had clothed the
body of a knight of the "bumpers" for
several moons or so. Since recovering
the garments Mr. Meese has sent them
three times to the cleaners dry, ben
zine and gasoline who have gradualy
worn the cloth thinner and thinner
through strenuous efforts to remove
the trade mark of he who possessed
them during the period in transit.
With this abundant proof that the suit
was greatly damaged, Mr. Meese pre-
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Peoples Power Company
sented his case to the Pullman com
pany, and in addition to the suit re
ceived $25 or so. The Pullman com
pany paid the claim more or less grace
fully, and then began to play tag with
the express company. It seems that
the .suit was returned to the express
company, and the Pullman people are
maintaining that the express company
is responsible for the coal dust and
grease spots. The express company,
It is said, does no Intend to accept
responsibility for what it believes a
"bumper rider" did, and there is not
much chance that Mr. Meese will re
fund the money paid on his claim. His
friends view the sum he received as
mere balm for wounded feelings, to
wit: a Journey through down town
streets, made necessary by disappear
ance of the "brand new suit, made of
a very stylish, light summer cloth."
Myrtle Gustateon of Rock Isiand
spent Sunday with Margaret Willey.
Mrs. A. B. Johnson and baby left
Saturday for a visit 'with relatives at
Elsie and Florence Schilling left
Saturday evening for a two weeks'
visit with relatives at Muscatine.
Mrs. Lloyd Maudlin and children of
Ladora, Iowa, are visiting relatives.
Ruth Clendenin left Saturday for a
visit w?fh friends at Roodhouse, 111.
Grace Fritchle entertained the I. H.
N.'clrcle of the Christian mission Sat
urday afternoon at Campbell's island.
Two musical contests were held in
which the honors went to Gertrude
and Hazel Emmett. A delicious lunch
was served later.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Reeves and
children spent Sunday in Galva.
Walter Kelley, who has been visit
ing his si3ter Mrs. George Baker, for
the past two weeks, returned to his
home in Galesburg Saturday.
Mrs. T. Gorman, her mother and
children returned Monday evening
from a few days' visit at Coal Valley.
There will be preaching services at
the Christian mission Friday evening
The Plymouth circle held their an
nual picnic oil Campbell's island Friday.
The Ladles' union met Wednesday
at the home of Mrs. J. R. Willey.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent left
Friday for a visit with relatives at
Del mar, Iowa.
Pitt Hockstrasser and family and
Mary and Sophia Odendahl have bees
at Lyons, Iowa, where they were
called to attend the funeral of their
grandmother, Mrs. Ott, wha diea in
the hospital at Dubuque.
Mrs. Compton and Hazel Johnston
left Saturday for a short visit at De
Mrs. James Stevens and daughter
Violet and Vera Larson returned to
j their home in Walnut Saturday.
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.nia. aurr iiaiter went to Linaon
Saturday to join her parents, who are
In camp there.
Mrs. Taft is enjoying a visit from
her sister, Mrs. Hall of Chicago.
Martha Johnson of Preemption is
visiting at the home of her uncle, Alex
Mary Brait left Saturday for a visit
at St, Louis. She has resigned her
Mrs. Milera and daughter Helen left
Sunday for a visit at Buffalo, X. Y.
Mrs. Nancy Woodruff has gone to
Sioux Falls. Iowa, for a visit.
George Dick and family of Keiths-
Durg are visiting at the Ross Dick
Rudy Johnson of Oseo, III,, came
Sunday for a visit with his sister,
Mr. and Mrs. William Kerns, Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Kerns and baby went
to Rock Island Saturday, returning
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Hayes have been
visiting Mrs. Hayes parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Wilmerton.
Mrs. Fred Dunkelgoth left Tuesday
for Lennox. S., D. Mr. Dunkelgoth
will follow with the furniture, as they
intend to make their home there.
Mrs. Roger Price of Rock Island Is
visiting her granddaughter, Mrs. Wil
liam Kerns, for two or three weeks.
Mrs. Cragan went to East Moline to
visit her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hoesli,
for a few days.
There was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Roberts Tuesday, July 19. a boy.
William Humes and family of
Matherville were calling on friends
Sunday in Sherrard.
Mies Rosa Stengel returned homeUalk on the local option question Sun
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Friday to Rock Island after a week's
visit with her aunt, Mrs. Sophia Min-
Mr. and Mrs. George Lee and sons,
Ralph and Kenneth, vere shopping In
Rock Island Monday.
Mrs. Vance Sherrard returned home
Monday evening after a five days
visit with relatives and friends in the
Mrs. Frank Lundquist returned after
a visit in New Wiidsor.
Mrs. Sawyer aid son arrived Fri
day evening from Chicago and will
make their home in Sherrard. Mr.
Sawyer is the minister of the Congre
gational church here.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Scott left
for Silvia Friday, where the former
will take up his run on the main line
as engineer between Chicago and Sil
vls. George Lawson and family of Cable
passed through here to Snnny Hill
Sunday and spent the day with Mr.
and Mrs. James llarsha and family.
Miss Cora Graves of Rock Island Is
visiting with the Misses Bessie aud
A jolly party of Reynolds young peo
l!e attended the sociable at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooper Tues
Charles Detwiler pave an interesting
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day morning, as Rev. Mr. Cooper wa3
away over Sunday.
Mis3 America Crabs arrived home
from Gibson, Iowa, the fir3t of the
Miss Lillie Marth attended the
Boice-Bay wedding at Millersburg
Tuesday of last week.
Miss Nora Wh'sman returned home
from Macomb Wednesday, where she
had been attending summer school.
Miss Ruth Wright of Aledo is sit
ing her cousin, Mrs. Frank Cooper.
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