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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1910.
Notice of Color for Ballots
Meinhardt Poisoned? Thinking Hen
ry Meinhardt, the Eldridge farmer
who bad been missing from Wednes
day morning until Saturday night,
was the victim of dope artists for
some unseen reason and that his sev
eral days' absence from home was
the result of the administration of
poison in some form, relatives of
the man are working on clues which
they have In the hopes of appre
hending the guilty ones. While tan
gible evidence on this theory is still
scarce and not sufficiently establish
ed to make it a positive fact, enough
has been garnered since his recovery
to warrant further search on this
theory. Since being found Saturday
night, about 1 o'clock, Mr. Meinhardt
has been at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Meinhardt, 1235
West Eighth street. He is able to
talk in a partially rational degree,
but does not remember having re
mained away from home so long a
period as he did. When he was
found on Brady street near Fourth
Saturday night by his two cousins,
Albert and John Rogge, he was able
to recognize them but did not stop
walking. The two cousins after iden
tifying him, later caught him in the
alley between Third and Fourth
streets and he readily returned with
them. The only thing connected with
his disappearance that Mr. Meinhardt
remembers is that he was in Moline
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after leaving Davenport but aa for
the remainder of the time he was
missing, he cannot remember his
Infected Foot Amputated. An Infec
tion caused by a sore toe necessitated
the amputation of the right foot of
Lee. E Cole, 224 East Fourteenth
street, Davenport, cashier at the of
fice of the Davenport Water company.
The news of the sad and unfortu
nate condition of Mr. Cole comes as
a surprise to his many friends The
operation was performed at St.
Luke's hospital. A year ago, or more
Mr. Cole had considerable trouble
with a corn on his great toe on his
left foot, and the present operation
is the culmination of an Infection
which set in and stopped the circu
lation in his foot and prevented the
sore from healing. Mr. Cole was
around on crutches for a long time,
but the foot became no better. The
operation was regarded as the only
means of preventing the spread of the
Amusing Tales of Whistler
There was a su-ady stream of credi
tors at the King street studio in those
days, says a writer In the Century.
Whistler made no effort to conceal the
fact that he was deeply In debt. One
uay as we were . busily and silently
working; there came a loud business
like rap at the door. Whistler listened
"Psstr said he. "That's one and
Within half an hour there was an
other rap, not quite so loud.
"Two and six," 6aid Whistler.
"What on earth do you mean?" I
asked after a time.
"One pound ten shillings; two
pounds six shillings. Vulgar trades
men with their bills, colonel. Tbey
want payment. Ah, welll" he sighed
with an exaggerated air of sadness
and returned to his canvas.
Then came another knock, a most
gentle. Insinuating rap.
"Dear me," said Whistler, "that must
- . t - s- " pJt "r;
infection, and was necessary to pre
vent the loss of part of the lower
Licensed to Wed. Charles Hopkins
and Miss Thelma Layer of Pekin,
111., and to Harold C. Anderson and
Miss Evelyn M. Dose, both of Daven
port. Obituary Record. Mary 0'Dea,2-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew M .O'Dea, died Sunday. The
baby was born last Friday at Hie
Davenport hospital. The child is sur
vived by its bereaved parents. Bur
ial was made in St. Marguerite's cem
etery. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCloskey,
1230 Fulton" avenue, are mourning
the death of a baby born yesterday
at the family home. It is survived
by the bereaved parents and one
brother and -one sister. The funeral
was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Burial was made in St. Marguerite's
be all of twenty! Poor fellow. I really
must do something for him! ' So sorry
I'm not in."
I could cot take tbe situation so
placidly and seized eagerly the first
opportunity of financial aid that pre
sented Itself. A rich American, so
journing In Loudon, asked me what
he could purchase and take back with
him in thu way of art.
"By all means get a set of Whistler's
etchings. Unquestionably he will
make for you a selection. I'll speak to
him." I told him. and hurried back
with the good news.
Whistler was delighted, and for a
day worked busily, overhauling and
sorting his proofs. The selection was
a splendid one and called for a sub
stantial payment. It was arranged
that Whistler should meet the pur
chaser at a bank in Queen street the
following morning and receive his
Most men under the circumstances
would have thought of little else, but
by the next morning Whistler had
wholly forgotten his engagement. lie
had begun a new canvas, and was
completely absorbed in It. For a while
I expostulated In vain.
Come, Whistler," I said finally, "you
have been away from America so long
that you don't appreciate the value of
time to the traveler, particularly the
American traveler. You must not keep
the man waiting."
"Very well," said he, laying down his
brush, with a sigh. "Now we'll go."
"Why we?" I replied. "I don't want
to go," I protested firmly. To tell the
truth, I was looking forward with a
great deal of comfort to a morning all
"Oh, but you must," he said calmly,
bringing my coat and hat, and present
ly we stood in front of the house sig
naling a cab.
One came up readily enough, but,
after one scrutinizing look upon the
cabby's part, drove swiftly by; an
other went through the same strange
proceedings. I looked questioningly at
Whistler this odd circumstance had
happened before we were together
but Whistler was calmly signaling. At
length a cabby took us In.
Whistler always carried as a walk
ing stick a long, slender wand, a sort
of a mahlstick. nearly three-quarters
of his own height. We were no sooner
seated than he began poking his stick
at the horse. The animal reared,
plunged wildly and started down the
street at a breakneck gallop, while the
astonished cabby swore freely and
tugged desperately at the reins.
Whistler looked calmly ahead and kept
Butcher boys and grocer boys 'made
wild leaps for safety; outraged cabbies
whipped their horses out of the way
Just in time; burly draymen bawled
curses after us, and still we went
merrily on. Little wonder, thought I,
In the midst of my amazement and
resentment, that Whistler never gets
the same cab twice.
Suddenly he began waving his cane
and shouting "Whoa!" lie took the
astonished cabby severely to task for
driving so fast upon the public high
way and ordered him back to a corner
we had Just passed.
Here a greengrocer's shop, with Its
orderly and colorful array of fruits
and vegetables, bad caught Whistler's
eye as we whirled by. He surveyed it
critically now from two different po
sitions, the cabby merely obeying his
orders, under the belief, I presume,
that it was policy to humor a Innatic.
"Isn't It beautiful!" exclaimed Whis
tler. He pointed his long cane, at one
corner. "I believe I'll have that crate
of oranges moved over there against
tbet backgronnd of green. Yes, that's
better." be added contentedly.
We drove on to the bank, where we
found the American pacing up and
down in so pleasant frame of mind;
but Whistler soon had him pacified,
and we left him waving and smiling
adieus at us.
The Incident at the greengrocer's
shop reads like an arrant affectation.
It was' not. however. Whistler, as
usual, was merely most natural. The
following morning be posted bis easel
at the corner and painted the shop that
A Voracious Monster.
Tbe most voracious of all marine
beasts of prey la the orea. or killer
whale. It reaches a length of twenty
five feet, and Its Jaws bristle with
teeth from four to six inches long and
as sharp as a dirk knife. Its digestive
power Is proportioned to the tremen
dous efficacy of its Jnws. It seems also
to be an atrocious glutton, as one spec
imen examined contained in Its stom
ach thirteen porpoises and fourteen
Lodge Members His Dupeai John
McCormick of Monmouth, aged 50, who
says that'he has been a sheriff and a
United States marshal, was sentenced
to 22 days in Jail on a charge of va
grancy. McCormick has been posing
as a Mason and Elk. Several were
duped into giving him money, as re
sult of his hard luck story. At times
McCormick feigned deafness. A few
days ago he secured money on 'he
strength of being an Elk," and yester
day his victim swore out a warrant
charging him with vagrancy. Any
number of persons here and In Rock
Island have been worked by McCor
mick. Bluff House Entered. Burglars en
tered the home of J. B. Schutter, 1036
Twenty-ninth street, Sunday night and
stole his trousers and $20. The house
across the street was entered but noth
ing has been reported missing.
Fire Destroys Cottage. Need for
fire protection in east end territory
was again emphasized when the cot
tage owned by John Baker of 30C Forty-second
street was burned to the
ground. The blaze followed an explo
sion when Margaret Baker, aged 10,
mistaking gasoline for coal oil, poured
the fluid in the cook stove. That the
little girl escaped with her life seems a
miracle, for the explosion shook the
cottage. Her hair and eyebrows were
singed and .her left arm "was slightly
burned. Mr. Baker was sleeping in an
upstairs room and Mrs. Baker was
across the street for a pall of water.
As she left the house she met her
daughter returning from Sunday school
and she told her to put some wood in
the stove. The girl followed Instruc
tions, but as the fire was low, she de
cided to pour some coal oil on the
wood. Her father believes that she
picked up the gasoline can instead of
the can containing coal oil. The house
owned by Alfred Carlson on an ad
Joining lot caught and for a time It
was thought that it would be destroy
ed. Neighbors worked effectively
however, and arrival of the. Central fire
department aided them in saving the
house. Mr. Carlson's loss Is $25, and
he has no insurance. Mr. Baker esti
mates that bis loss will range from
$600 to $700. He has no insurance
having failed to renew his policy when
it expired because he was planning to
build an addition to the cottage
Neighbors extended the hospitality of
their homes and the Baker family is
receiving the best of care.
Shoot, But No One Hurt. Residents
In the vicinity of Sylvan island
thought they were In close proximity
to a battleground Sunday afternoon
when war broke out in the Greek col
ony on the Island. There was consid
erable firing, but there were no fatali
ties. The only "casualty" recorded
was breaking of a musical Instrument
The Greeks celebrated Sunday, par
taking freelv of the amber fluid. Gus
Gerjoles played on the string instru
ment which was afterward reduced to
splinters. Expert research failed to
reveal the cause for wrecking the in
strument. It is not known whether his
music drove some of his compatriots
to distraction, or whether they became
peeved when he refused to continue
the concert. Result of the smashing
of the instrument, however, was that
Gerejoles appeared at the police sta
lion and swore out a warrant for John
Notts, charging him with malicious
mischief. Officer Lebbert was eent to
serve the warrant. When he attempt
ed to arrest Notls several Greeks pro
duced revolvers and began firing, appar
ently thinking to frighten the officer.
Lebbert was not to be intimidated. He
marched Notis to the police station
and then returned to get the man who
started the revolver play. He was
found at a restaurant on Third avenue.
His name is John Starfos and he was
Mrs. H. W. Boice started Thursday
for her home in Kissimmee, Fla. Mr.
Boice left Saturday with their house
hold goods. Mrs. Bruce was accom
panied by her 6ister, Miss Frances
Bay, as far as Galesburg, where Miss
Bay "will spend several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Tudor left
Thursday for Moline, where they will
spend a fw days.
Mrs. W. E. Ervin went to New Wind
sor Thursday to Join a party of friends
who were on their way to Rock Island
for a visit.
Misses Alta and Edith Morgan went
to Rock Island Thursday to spend a
few days with friends.
Mrs. J. P. Lemon started Thursday
for Chicago, being called by the ill-
gained by the
ing the past
57 years has
its great abil
ity In cases of
far DrsftkeaMM, Optaa,
the Tobacco Habit
Notice is hereby made that the
the Primary Ballots to be used
spective parties at a Primary election to be
held on the 15th day of September, A. D.
1910, in the County of Rock Island, will be
Republican Party . . . ,
Democratic Party . . .
Socialist Party . Red
Prohibition Party Blue
Dated the 29th day of August, A. D. 1910.
HENRY B. HUBBARD,
ness of her sister, Mrs. Olive Cawth
ron, who is ill in the Presbyterian hos
pital in Chicago.
Misses Minnie and Ethel Winger and
Misses Dunlap and Howe and several
friends formed a party which spent
Thursday in Rock Island.
Miss Cora Ingmlre came Thursday
to Aledo after an extended visit with
her slsted, Mrs. Tina Woods in Rock
J. J. McGinnis of Rock Island came
Thursday from Rock Island to visit his
daughter, Mrs. Scott Hunt and family.
Lorimer Blake and Ralph Stowers
returned to their homes in Chicago
Friday after spending the summer
with Captain and Mrs. W. A. Lorimer.
They were accompanied by Macy Park
man who will visit the boys in Chi
cago. Miss Ethel Winger started Friday
for her home In Westerville. Ohio, af
ter spending a month visiting Aledo
relatives. She was accompanied by
Mr. Scherr of Columbus, Ohio, who has
spent the past week in this city.
The William and Vashti college will
open its third year's work Sept. 13.
The prospects are bright for a suc
cessful year. The attendance will be
larger than In the past. The athletic
outlook is fine. The ball teams have
already won high honors and expect to
keep up their record.
The democratic party has the follow
ing condldates for Mercer county offi
ces: County Judge, R. C. Livingstone;
clerk, T. R. Wright; sheriff, C. M. Hea
ley; treasurer, J. F. Ryan, superinten
dent of schools, S. N. Adams; ena-
Worlal committeeman, John Braueht.
The Prohibition party has the follow
ing list: Clerk, B. F. Townsley, D. A.
Clark; sheriff, R. W. McKee, T. R. Gil-
more; treasurer, D. F. Ralston, Robert
Bradford; superintendent of schools,
Cleon Mason; senatorial committee
man, V. A. MeClanahan.
H. H. Moore received a broken arm
recently in a runaway. He was also
bruised about his head and one hand
Mrs. George Gillespie of Rock Island
and daughter, Mrs. Edna Saunders, of
Pomeroy, Iowa, returned to Rock Is
land Saturday after spending a few
days with Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McDon
ald. Misses Ruth and Irene Watson of
Macomb have been guests of Miss
Jessie Blazer the past week, leaving
for their home Saturday morning.
Miss Opal Wolff went to Chamllers-
ville. 111., Saturday to visit friends a
Mrs. R. Cool and daughter, Hallie,
returned to Denver Saturday after
spending several days with Aledo
Mrs. Elizabeth Gray returned to Chi
cago Saturday and from there will
soon go to Dubuque, Iowa, to make an
extended visit with her daughter, Mrs.
Miss Belle Williams, who has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs.. Welsel the
past six-weeks, left Friday for Denver
to visit a while before returning to
her home in Wisconsin.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Partridge started
Friday evening for their home in Whit
tier, Cal., after spending the summer
Charles Braueht returned to Aledo
this week from an extended trip.
Miss Ethel Arterburn returned Fri
day from Mattoon, where she has been
spending the summer with friends.
"Hang on Tight."
When a smoking car with thirty-five
passengers Jumped the rrark. a rail
road engineer in the car, oJT duty, yell
ed to the passengers to -dang on
tight." and while the car turned over
no one was hurt.
"Hang on tight" Is good advice In
most upsets. The man who hangs on
tight to himself when bis temper Is
upset wtll get through without hurting
either himself or others. The man
who "hangs on tight" to bis earnings
ends with a competence. The man
who "bangs on tight" to bis place
when business upsets come generally
holds down his job. Tbe man who
"hangs on tight" when discouragement
or even disaster upsets others Is a
man to be hopeful about, because be
vein keep Jlgut side up whatever else
turns over. Philadelphia Press.
' AH the news all the am s The Argus.
HE killing of lions by the NandJ
spearman occupies a leading
place In the latest Installment
of Theodore Roosevelt's "Af
rican Game Trails" in the August
number of Scrlbner's magazine.
Colonel Roosevelt's description of a
native lion hunt is as follows:
"At last the tense ring was com
plete, and the spearmen rose and
closed In. The lion looked quickly
from side to side, saw where the line
was thinnest, and charged at his top
most speed. The crowded moment be
gan. With shields held steady and
quivering spears poised, the men in
front braced themselves for the rush
and the shock, and from either hand
the warriors sprang forward to take
their foe in flank.
Spear Thrust Halts Leo.
"Bounding ahead of his fellows, the
leader reached throwing distance, the
long spear flickered and plunged; as
the lion felt the wound he half turned
and then flung himself on the man in
front. The warrior threw his 6pear;
it drove deep into the life, for entering
at one shoulder it came out of tbe op
posite flank, near the thigh, a yard of
steel through the great body.
"Rearing, the lion struck the man,
bearing down the shield, his back arch
ed, and for a moment he slaked his
fury with fang and talon. But on the
Instant I saw another spear driven
clear through his body from side to
side, and as the lion turned again the
bright spear blades darting toward
him were flashes of white flame.
"The end had come. He seized an
other man. who stabbed him and
wrenched loose. As he fell he gripped
a spear head In his Jaws with such tre
mendous force that he bent it double.
Then the warriors were round and
over him, stabbing end shouting, wild
with furious exultation.
Killed In Ton Seconds.
"Frcru the moment when be charged
nntil his death I doubt whether ten
seconds had elapsed, perhaps less. But
what a ten seconds! The first ball
dozen spears had done the work. .Three
of the spear blades had gone clear
through the body, the points projecting
several inches, and these and one or
two others. Including the one ho had
seized in his Jaws, had been twisted
out of shape In the terrible death strug
gle. "We at once attended to tbe two
wounded men. Then the warriors,
raising their shields above their head.
and chanting, the deep toucd victory
song, marched with a slow, dancing
step around the dead body of the lion,
and this savage dance of triumph end
ed a scene of as fierce interest and ex
citement as I ever hope to see."
The work of the missionaries in Afrl
ca Is praised, especially the results
achieved by a harmonious working ol
the Christian sects represented. Say?
"Those who complain of or rail at
missionary work in Africa and whe
confine themselves to pointing out tht
undoubtedly too miineroas errors of th(
missionaries and shortcomings of theii
flocks would do well to consider that
even If th light which 1ms been let ic
is but feeble and gray it has at Icasl
dispelled a worse than Stygian dark
ness. African Religions Cruel.
"As soon as native Afrfcan religion
At no time of the year are the bowels put to a severer test than during the hot
weather. Thousands become afflicted with "summer complaint," orlrunning
oil of the bowels. The cause very often lies in the drinking of impute water,
USE the eating of unripe fruit or tainted f(od. But
p CALnWPI 5 whatever the cause it is useless to try to cure
VilO DrociM tt? trouble with an astringent remedy, an
2YRUP PEPSlfJ opiate, or salts and such things. The bowels
need not only a thorough cleaning: out, but the stomach needs strengthening and
toning, so that they may have a new start. All this is best obtained (by the use
of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which is a great stomach, liver and bovfel cleanser.
It will quickly stop the unnatural passages, which are so weakening: and give
rise to vertigo. Thousands of families are using it steadily and thereby avoid
all digestive troubles summer and winter. Buy a 50 cent or $1.00 Ibottle today
of your druggist and you will be surprised at the quick and lasting fleets. You
will find it a mild, gentle laxative, agreeable to younir and old. Those who have
never tried it can obtain a SAMPLE FOR A TEST FREE OF CHARGE by
sending their address to t ,
DR. W. B. CALDWELL, 400 Caldwell BUm MoticlloJ t.
by the re-
of Lion Slaving
practically no.e of which have hlfh
erto evolved any substantial ethical ba
sis develop beyond the most primi
tive stage they tend, notably In mlddl
and western Africa, to grow Into ma
lign creeds of unsjeakable cruelty and
Immorality, with a bestial sod revolt
ing ritual and ceremonial. Even
poorly taught and imperfectly under
stood Christianity, with Its underlying
foundation of Justice and mercy, rep
resents an Immeasurable advance on
6uch a creed.
"Where, as In Uganda, tbe people an
intelligent and the missionaries units
disinterestedness and zeal with com;
mon sense the result Is astounding.
The majority of tbe people of Uganda
are now Christian, Protestant or CatbV
ollc, and many thousands among them
are sincerely Christian and show theli
Cbrislianlty In practical fashion by put-'
ting conduct above ceremonial and dog"
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and after I bad used tbe contents, I
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I am only too pleased to recommend
Dean's Kidney Pills to other sufferers
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