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THE ROCK ISLiAiND ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1910.
F THE I
Wants. Job Back. Through his at
torneys, Haas & Hamann, Qua Feers,
the discharged second assistant chief
of the Davenport fire department, has
petitioned the board of police and fire
commissioners for a rehearing. A pe
tition, signed by 300 citizens, asking
for the reinstatement of Mr. Feers, has
also been filed with the city clerk. The
man Is alleged to hare failed to an
swer the fire alarm at the time the
last big fire occurred.
Woman Breaks Limb. Mrs. H.
Lousky, residing at 1510 Rockingham
road, was taken to Mercy hospital
Sunday evening suffering with a
broken leg, the result of a fall at her
home. The right limb was broken
slightly above the knee and while
very painful will not confine the vic
tim for any great length of time.
Colored Forger Arrested. For forg
ing a check in the sum of $17.50 on
Littig & Son and for having passed the
bogus article on the Sharon Shoe com
pany on Brady street, in payment of
a purchase of a $2 pair of shoes, Wil
liam Kennedy, colored, is now held by
the police on a charge of larceny. He
Is locked up in the jail In default of
bond3 for his release, pending his
Obituary Record. A telegram an
nouncing the death of Captain H. S.
Hepburn of Davenport, which occurred
at City hospital in Ogdensburg, N. Y.,
at 11:10 o'clock Saturday night, was
received in Davenport yesterday.
Death followed an operation for the
removal of a carbuncle. The opera
tion was performed last Tuesday. At
the time the patient rallied and his re
covery was anticipated. Several days
later a relapse, attributed to the con
ditions of his kidneys, set in, and
death followed Saturday night.
Merle Francis Shanley passed away
Sunday morning at 1 o'clock at the
family home, 221 West Pleasant
fc street. He was born in Davenport,
$ Nov. 6, 1909, and was eight months
V and 25 days of age. His mother, Mrs.
Martha Shanley, five sisters and three
y brothers live to mourn his death. The
funeral was held yesterday morning
at 10 o'clock from the late home, 221
West Pleasant street. Burial was in
St. Marguerite's cemetery.
? Mrs. Mary Schlechting of 2214 Bow
jJ ditch street died Saturday evening at
11:45 at the age of 73 years. Deceas
;4 ed was born Nov. 16. 1837, in Germany,
4 and had for many years been a resident
of Davenport. She is Survived by her
vj husband, two sons and two daughters,
ii The funeral took place from the late
SI home yesterday afternoon, and was pri
vate, with interment at Fairmount cem
etery. Rev. C. Holterman of the Ger
man Evangelical Zion Lutheran church
Harry Mosher passed away yesterday
morning at 12:15 o'clock at Mercy hos
prtal at the age of 20 years, death com
Ing after a lingering illness. He was
i born in Andalusia and received his edu
j cation in the public schools there. He
had been employed for several years at
y the Bettendorf Wheel works and was
ri a member of Lafayette lodge 1021 of
$ the M. B. A. He had been making his
J home with Mr3. S. Steward, 1708 Sum
2? mit avenue. His parents died when
- be was 10 years of age. Two brothers.
Frank Mosher of Buffalo and Charles
Mosher of this city, one sister. Vera
Mosher of Andalusia, and a grand
mother of the same place, survive.
The funeral was held from the home of
Mrs. Steward,, 1708 Summit avenue,
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial
took place in Oakdale cemetery.
In the Good Old Days it Was Sport,
I 1 have beeu reading that David
Harum story." said the ancient livery
man when his cronies were comforta
bly seated in his little office. "A friend
told me that story, wns the last word
on horse tradlug. but the man who
wrote it didn't understand the spirit
of the game at all. David Harum
would have been skinned out of bis
teeth If he had blown into any west
ern town iu the palmy days of horse
trading twenty-five or thirty years ago.
"I tell you. my friends, all the dead
game sports are asleep with their fa
thers, Nobody Is willing to take a
chance nowadays. If a man buys a
cigur he wants a bill of sale with it.
The other day a cheap skate pestered
me a whole afternoon talking about
buying a horse. He tried out all the
nags In the barn and finally decided
that the glass eyed bay would suit
hi tn. And he actually wanted a writ
ten guarantee that the horse was
sound! A written guarantee! No, gen
tlemen, I am not joking. That bald
headed travesty on . a man actually
asked for such a document. I regarded
it as an insult, and after I had rebuked
him they had to pour four buckets of
water over Lim before he recovered:
"In the good old days horse trading
was a game, not a commercial transac
tion. If a man wasu t willing to take
the chances when he weut trading he
was advised to try some other line of
business. Many and many a time I
had the harpoon administered to me.
One day Major Charlie Slaughter
drove to my barn.
" 'I have quite a neat package of
horseflesh here. said the major, 'and
I have a sort of presentiment that he
can travel a few lines when the wind
is blowing in the right direction.
"Ills horse was a handsome roan, a
regular peacock for style, with his
head away up in the air so you'd need
a stepladder to see if he had a star
on his forehead. And the way be hit
the road was a sin. Talk about gaited
horses! That roan handled bis legs
as though he had taken sparring les
sons. Now. my weak point In the
horse business is that when I want
a certain nag the worst way I can't
conceal the fact. I just can't sleep or
eat my victuals until that horse is in
my barn with'n new baiter ou him.
The major was wise to my weakness.
" "It's no use, Jake.' says the major.
This boss isn't on my swapping list.
Every roan hair ou him just suits me,
and I'd be a chump to let him go.
"Well, of course I got the roan all
right. The major was Just bluffing.
And I gave him the biggest trade you
ever heard of gave him a matched
team and several bills for that gan
gling roan. And when I took the roan
to the water trough for a drink I found
that be couldn't lower his head. He
had to carry it about ten feet in the air
all the time, owing to some Injury in
bis neck. He had to eat bis flaked rice
off a shelf and drink from a garden
hose, and a man needed an aeroplane
to put a bridle on him.
"Did I raise a fuss with the major?
What sort of skate do you take me
for? Next time I met him I told him
I liked the roau better than any horse
I ever saw. 'He isn't always rooting
in the ground like a pig." said I, 'and
If you bad told we about his patent
dirigible neck- I'd have given you $10
more.' We were sports, in those days,
"One time the veterinary surgeon
told me about a fine trotting horse in a
town some distance, a way which had
been deprived of its tail by a surgical
operation. 1 went and looked at the
horse. He was a perfect beifury and
could trot like an avalanche. But he
had Just a stump of a tall, and the
owner was ashamed to drive him, so
I bought the critter for a song. I went
Lto'a lot of trouble having a tail made
for him. It was a beautiful, flowing
tail, a credit to the hairdresser's art.
It was fixed to slip over the horse's
stub toil and was then fastened to the
crupper of tbe harness, and a man
needed good eyes to see that It wasn't
the real thiDg.
, "The major bad poor eyes, and when
I took him for a drive behind that
black trotter he simply bad to be tied
down tothe seat lie was so excited.
He said he'd always wanted a horse
with a tail like that. He had my own
weakness. He couldn't pretend indif
ference when he wanted a thing the
worst way, and be wanted that horse
bo bad that his hairwas falling out.
After a great deal of deliberation I
Issued my ultimatum.
"Til give you the horse, harness
and buggy just as they stand. said I.
for your sorrel three-year-olds and
$50.' Either of the sorrels was worth a
herd of horses like the black.
" 'It's a trade. cried the major.
"Next morning the major came
around to my barn all smiles. 'Ever
since I was a child and quit playing
with a rattle,' says he. 'I have wanted
a horse with a detachable tail a tail
that a man could take off and use as
chin whiskers at a masked bail. I just
called to pay you another 50 cents, so
that when I meet you after this you
can't say I took advantage of you in
our trade yesterday.
"Oh. there were real sports In those
days." Walt Mason in Chicago News.
How to Make a Dainty
".Powders, paints and cosmetis'c
face lotions, 'washes,' and the like a
myriad of creams each and all have
their buyers, spending annually more
dollars than I can count in the search
for just the right thing to make their
faces most attractive," says Marion
Harlow in "The Quest for Beauty."
"In the thoughtless rush to experi
ment with the new and strange, the
simple and Inexpensive articles of
known and tried merit are often
passed by. Yet, when all is said,
plain amarol is as satisfactory a com
plexion beautifier as one can find.
"It softens, Smooths and whitens
the skin; prevents roughness and
dryness; gives an elusive and charm
ing attractiveness produced by no
paint, powder or lotion I know, and
is so dainty and delicate its use can
not be detected.
"Your druggist will sell you the
amarol in the original 2 oz. package.
Get two ounces and put it in a pint
bottle, fill the bottle full of warm
water, shake well, let stand oyer
night, and you have a complexion
beautifier that you never again will
New w.-4.i.cri tbo Cubs.
Now that the indications are that
Reulbach and Overall are all right
again the Chicago Nationals look all
the more formidable.
in a glass of
Celebrate. 60th Birthday Anniver
sary A birthday anniversary celebra
tion, tbe novelty of which is seldom ex
ceeded, was held Saturday last, when
Mrs. S. S. Crompton reached the age
of three score years. Before arrival of
the anniversary occasion Mrs. Cromp
ton had announced' that she intended
ta observe the day by making a visit to
-V the houses which ' bad ' been her
home for a mor or less lengtny time.
True to the announcement, Mrs.
Crompton, who has succeeded in
cheating time and has the activity and
Vigor of many an Individual of fewer
years, set out early Saturday morn
ing on an Interurban car, bound for
Hampton. She left the Interurban
onr at Water town and walked to the
town of Hampton, in which she spent
her youth. There her pilgrimage iea
to the place of her birth, then to the
old Thomas homestead. In which she
sp-nt the happy years of her youth,
and lastly, to the house one-half
block from the old homestead which
was purchased by Mr. Crompton just
before their marriage and to wnich
they went immediately after the wed
ding ceremony. The occasion of her
visit to each of these places recalled
nu.ny nappy memories u mm.
Crompton, on return to her nome ai
7Jl Seventeenth Btreet, this city, de
cU.red the "celebration of her birthday
anniversary" to have been a most fit
' Jailed for Wife Beating. After John
Myckoss, 920 Fourth avenue, had been
convicted in police court sentenced
wi'e-beatlng, and had been sentenced
to jail for 20 days, he turned to his
wife who was present at the trial,
bt.de her an affectionate geod-bye in
Liihunian, kissed her on the brow.
begged her pardon for deeds past and
present and meekly followed the offi
cer of the law away.
Haymaker Finds Skeleton. While
making hay in a meadow just north
of the Root & Van-Dervoort Engineer
ing plant in East Moline at 2:45 yester-
dy afternoon Sanford Brlssman dis
covered a skeleton in a nearby slough
Coroner Rose was notified of the find
and he went to investigate. He found
that very little clothing remained on
the skeleton, which appeared to be that
of a man two years dead. There is
very little chance that the remains will
b? identified. It Is thought that the
secluded spot where the remains were
found has been their resting filace
since death occurred.
THE POSITION QUESTION AT
BROWN'S BUSINESS COL
Means more than the passing pleasuro of a
cool drink on a hot day.
Postum contains no drugs, but it does contain
vitalizing food elements from wheat that afford
lasting refreshment, and sustains the heat-wearied
body by furnishing the support Nature requires.
W ell - boiled . Postum (directions on pkg.)
chilled with ice and flavored with sugar and lemon,
makes a delicious drink that cools and comforts
and is really a food for Brain and Nerves.
Interesting Facts About the Demand
for Young People in Itock Island.
Few young people in Rock Island
know of the great demand for thor
oi.-ghly trained bookkeepers and sten
ographers right here in their own city.
It is interesting to note some facts
furnished by Brown's Business College
of Rock Island, relative to the demand
nude upon them to supply office help
to the various firms in the Tri-Cities.
During the school year just closed
Brown's of Rock Island has received
oer 150 calls for their students to fill
positions Jn or near Rock Island. Of
the 120 students who enrolled the past
ytar, about 40 completed enough of
the course to enable them to hold posl-
t.ons. These figures show that for
each student ready for a position, there
were from three to four positions to be
Just last week Brown's Business Col
lege of Rock Island received 16 calls
for their students. Less than half of
these positions were filled because not
enough students were ready to send
out There are scores of young men
and women in Rock Island who might
just as well be filling these places if
they were willing to make' the prep
The grade of Instruction in BTown'a
Business college Is of the best, and the
graduates of this substantial and rell
aole school are not only able to secure
potltions but they hold them and merit
These tacts should cause the rouns
pecpie or Kock Island and vicinity tc
I 1 - m
j seriously consider the advisability of
beginning a course in Brown's Bust-
nets college when their fall term op
ens September 5th and 6th.
The demand for trained office heln
is Increasing, and the young people
owe it to themselves to prepare to take
their places In the business world.
It costs nothing to investigate the
time required to complete a course In
Brown's, and persons desiring informa
tion should send their names in on a
p.-st card, telephone, or better still,
cMl at the office of Brown's Business
"There's a Reason
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd.. Battle Creek, Mich.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That
as mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely de
range the whole system when enter
ing it through the mucous surfaces.
Such articles should never be used
except on prescriptions from repu
table physicians, as the damage they
will do is ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, con
tains no mercury, and is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the Bystem.
In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be
sure you get the genuine. It Is tak
en Internally and made In Toledo,
Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testi
Sold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
BOOMS CORN CROP
New England Announces Expo
sition to Encourage the
GRAIN BELT IS INFERIOR
Down East Farmer Winner of Great
est Yield to Acre Prize in
NEW ENGLAND BOAST8 OF
t CORN CROP. I
Corn is a native of New Eng-
Th yield of corn to th acre
In tho New England states is
higher than in the states of the f
"corn belt." d
A New England farmer in 1908 j
won the prize for the greatest y
yield of corn to the acre. x
The finest sweet corn in the S
world' is produced in the New
Recognition of the surprising facts
cited above has brought about the
incorporation of the New England
Corn exposition, to be held in Worces
ter, Mass., in November. Tbe ob
ject of the exposition is to demon
strate that New England can grow
corn and to impress upon the farmers
the value of corn as a product.
There will be informative exhibits by
the six New England agricultural col
leges and seven experiment stations.
Daily lectures on corn improvement
will be given, as. well as demonstra
tions of seed testing and corn and
grain judging. The United States de
partment of agriculture is expected to
furnish interesting and valuable ex
hibits. Want More Corn Raised.
"One of the weaknesses of farming
in New England." says J. Lewis Ells
worth, secretary of the Massachusetts
state board of agriculture and one of
the charter members of the new cor
poration, "is the failure of the farmers
to raise their own corn."
"Very little corn is raised in Massa
chusetts. We want to get the farmer
Interested in this so that be will raise
his own corn. Formerly a farmer
would buy bis corn, since that was
cheaper than raising it. Now the
price of corn has increased by ICO per
cent since 1S90, and he Is not buying
The officers of the exposition, in urg
ing a more general production of corn,
explain that Massachusetts is exceeded
In value of product per acre by only
one state Connecticut. Despite the
fact that the cost of production is
probably higher ir Massachusetts than
in the corn belt of the Mississippi val
ley, there is no doubt, they say. that
corn can be raised with a profit iu this
state, for the average price per bushel
is higher than in most states.
In 1905 the average farm prices of
corn were as follows: In the United
States as a whole. 2S cents; In Iowa.
S4 centS; in Illinois, CS cents; In In
diana. 33 cents; in Massachusetts, 70
Much Fertilizer Needed.
Although fertilizers must be used in
greater quantity than Iu the states
named. Professor William P. Brooks,
director of the Massachusetts agricul
tural experiment station, points out
that "on many soili In Massachusetts
an average expenditure of about $20
an acre for fertilizers will insure au
annual product of sixty to seventy
"This is at the rate of only about
E0 cents a bushel for corn produced,
but In Massachusetts the stover
Is worth more as forage than in the
Health and Beauty Answers
BY MRS. MAE MARTYN.
LARGE FAMILIES ENCOURAGED
England and Germany Pay Bonuses to
Defeat Race Suicide.
The dangers of race suicide are so
well understood In Europe that ef
forts are being made in several coun
tries to engage married couples to
have large families.
England grants a rebate in taxation
to fathers of families; France Is con
sidering a bill for paying cash bonuses
to government employees with chil
dren and the German borough of
Schoneberg, which comprises a large
part of south and southwest Berlin,
pays premiums to municipal employ
ees who have more than two children.
The Increased cost of living has pro
duced a marked tendency toward the
two child standard in German towns.
Schoneberg will henceforth pay $2.50
a month to every employee, married or
widower, who has three children; $3
a month for four chHdren, $3.75 for
five, $4.25 for six and $5 for families
of more than six.
A. W. A.: You say you can find
nothing that will protect tender skin
from the sun. Try this and I know
you will not suffer from sunburn, tan
or freckles: Dissolve four ounces of
spurmax in one-half pint hot water
and add two teaspoonfuls of glycer
ine.' Apply this with the palm of the
hand, to the face, neck and- forearms
in the morning and you will find It
will not rub off or show like powder.
It is a true complexion beautifier, for
it restores and. preserved the soft and
rosy color of youth. This Inexpen
sive lotion .is especially fine for those
who have dark, sallow or oily skin.
S. Lt.--J.i-- Very few women are
blessed with eyes that are naturally
"beaming and radiant," Most proba
bly those dazzling eyes you envy are
the result of using a tonic to
strengthen and brighten the eyes.
Get from your druggist one ounce of
crystos and dissolve it in a pint of
water and you will have a perfect
home-made eye tonic. One or two
drops in each eye will relieve inflam
mation, dullness, redness and sore
ness. It will not smart or burn.
Many persons with weak eyesight find
they can dispense with eyeglasses
after using this tonic daily a month
G. L. M.: "Shampoo" is a word of
Hindoo origin and means "to lather,
rub and wash the head." When
using canthrox for shampooing, dis
solve a teaspoonful in a cup of hot
water; pour on the head a little at a
time and rub well Just as you would
with an ordinary shampoo; then
rinse the hair and scalp thoroughly
with warm water. Canthrox makes
an abundance of lather and will re
move that fine scurf of which you
complain, for it is nothing more nor
less than dandruff. Don't use soap
when shampooing, for It leaves the
scalp hot and hard and causes
streaks in the hair w.hen drying.
When you use canthrox the hair dries
quickly and is soft, bright, fluffy and
Osiris: Have you tried to pre
serve your youthful looks? Is your
husband correct when he says you
do not look as young as you should?
If you want to keep your skin clear,
fresh and velvety, you must take
care of it. Use almazoin cream Jelly
both as a massage and face cream
and your complexion will be fine and
free from blemish. Get from your
druggist one ounce of almazoin, dis
solve it in one-half pint cold water;
add two teaspoonfuls of gb'cerine,
Ftlr well and let stand over night.
Then you have a cream that contains
no oils or fats to make hair grow or
cause the skin to become dark and
greasy looking. As a treatment for
blackheads it is effective and at the
same time "mild as milk," for it com
pletely removes the pore-dirt and de
creases the size of the pores, so that
the blackheads will not return. Mas
saging with this almazoin cream pre
vents roughness, removes wrinkles
and keeps the flesh firm and plump.
B. S. F.: You will not need to
worry about your hair coming out
when you comb it if you will quit ex
perimenting with ready-prepared
hair tonics. You need only to use a
good quinine tonic two or three
times a week; you can prepare thia
at home by dissolving an ounce of
quinzoin in one-half -pint alcohol,
then adding a half pint of water.
Rub this tonic thoroughly into the
scalp and it will stop your hair com
ing out and remove the dandruff en
tirely. I find it excellent for exces
sively oily, dull or brittle hair. It ia
the only dependable remedy I have
ever found for hair and scalp trou
bles and will be found very Invig
A. B. C: You are right when you
say no powder or cosmetic will help
your complexion while your blood is
out of order. Good health is the
foundation of a good complexion.
This tonic is fine for those who are
thin and sallow: Dissolve one-half
cup of sugar and one ounce of kar
dene in one-half pint of alcohol; then
add enough hot water to make a full
quart and you will have a sufficient
supply of a dependable home-made,
system tonic that will tone up your
system and build up your strength.
Kardene aids digestion, arouses a
torpid liver and purlflps the blood.
It will clear your complexion of sal
lowness and pimples and give a
charming comeliness that is denied
when you purchase kardene from any
Allxe: It is useless" to fret and
worry and feel utterly wretched Just
because you are "becoming too fat
to be graceful." If you will get from
your druggist four ounces of par
notis and dissolve it in 1 V pints of
hot water and take a tablespoonful
of this harmless flesh reducer before
each meal you soon will be satisfied
that, while you may not regain your
former slim and elegant figure, you
will not be so stout as to feel con
stantly chagrined in society or busi
Carmen: Those tormenting and
distressing hairs on your forearms
and face will disappear If you will
apply a paste made by mixing a little
water with delatone. Apply it and
allow it to remain for two or three
minutes, then wipe off and wash with
warm water. Delatone is expensive
and retails for one dollar an ounce,
but one ounce is enough for two or
three applications and that is all
you will ever need. Even Ehould the
hair return after the first application
it will be thin and light colored. The
second or third application removes
it effectively and permanently.
Out of Date Plumbing is Unhealthy
If your plumbing is out
of date, the members of your
household are constantly risking their
health. Defective plumbing generates
germ-bearing sewer gases which pollute
the atmosphere and cannot help but be
breathed by the occupants.
Let ns examine the condition of your
plumbing, correct defective piping and
install the best sanitary fixtures made,
namely ",5taidaid Baths and One-piece Lavatories. Our illustrated
booklet "Modern Home Plumbing" sent free upon application.
CHAMMON & DUFVA
East Seventeenth St. Rock Island,
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S. W. Bends of Coal City, Ala., says
he struck a perfect mine of health
in Dr. King's New Life Pills for. they
cured him of liver and kidney trou
ble after 12 years of suffering. They
are the best pills on earth for con
stipation, malaria, headache, dys
pepsia, debility, 25 cents at all drug
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