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THE ROCK ISHAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER.-6, 1910.
Roddcwlg County Chairman. Louis
E. Roddewig was elected chairman of
the democratic county central commit
tee, at a meeting held at the demo
' cratlc headquarters on West Third
'Street. Honrv SgrtnHna waa Vinn
J er wv 4J WW 0,0 VUVBC1I
secretary and Charles Cameron, treas
urer. Reports from the different parts
of the county were aio received.
- Bishop on Visit In East. Bishop T.
N. Morrison of the Episcopal diocese
of Iowa, expects to leave this evening
for New York on a brief vacation trip.
', Later he expects to go from New York
rto Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the gen
eral Episcopal convention at that place
Alleged RobberxAeturned. Sheriff
T. C. Callahan of Bureau county, Illi
nois, who came to Davenport for Orley
C. Gordon, the' New Bedford man who
was charged with robbing a store
In that town several days ago, return
ed with his man and Gordon will be
'placed on trial there for robbery. The
evidence against Gordon, according to
' Sheriff Callahan 13 practlaclly prima
facie as recent developments have
tended to prove his Implicity in the
robbery. Gordon has confessed to the
local authorities that he Is the man
who broke into and robbed the confec
tionery store of about $15 in change.
He had most of the change on him
when arrested and this was one of the
, Strongest evidences against him. Gor
uon was iracea nere Dy nis Dro.tner-m-law
who suspected him when he asked
.to be granted a-few days leave to visit
.Davenport only a short time after the
V Fractured Ankle. H. N. Hansen,
V"iT riTm o v frit 4 V Tif -"If "Dolltnnvr
uiau a. v a 1.U9 -a a -v-i u j a. iaii vr aj
;company, was run over by an auto yes
terday, while waiting to go on duty, in
front cf the car barns at East River
end Cambria streets. The driver of
the auto took the man to St. Luke's
hospital in his machine at once, where
it was found that his ankle was badly
fractured and he had received a seri
ous scalp wound.
-- Obituary Record. Albert Disher,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Disher,
2111 Brown street, died at the family
home, after a brief illness at the age
of 21 years, five months and three
days. The deceased was born in the
state of Minnesota. Those who sur-
Vive to mourn his death are, his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Disher, and1
six brothers, Fred, George; William
and John Disher of this city and Jamea
and Benjamin Disher, oat of town. The
funeral was held today.
At the family home, 919 West Tenth
street, ococurred the death of Mrs.
Emelle Roehlr Two years ago Mrs.
Roehl underwent an operation for can
cer of the stomach, from the effects of
which she never fully recovered and
Monday morning passed quietly away.
Those who survive are. her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Johannls Haufe of Ger
many; her husband, Paul; one daugh
ter, Miss Gertrude Roehl at home; four
sisters, Mrs. Robert Boehme, . Mrs.
Henry Lantau, Mrs.Frfts Sohllebner
and Mrs. Henrf Holm, of this city, and
one brother and a sister In Germany.
The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late
home, 919 West Tenth street Inter
ment will be made In Falrmount ceme
tery. The funeral of A. P. Doe was held
from his late home this afternoon at
2:30. Interment was in Oakdale.
XVIII. The Country .Town.
Copyright, 1910, by American Press Asso
ciation. THERE are twe kinds of country
towns those which)' aspire to
to be big cities and those
which recognize their place
and opportunity as country towns. The
former have more ambition tiffin, com
mon sense. They are still led by the
idea that the best of life Is represented
by the city and that the best measure
of a city's worth is its size.
The desire to grow. in numbers may
be to a certain extent a laudable am
bition. The desire 'to grow In quality
and the .ambition to come Into closer
touch with the surrounding country
mark the country town of the truest
type. Like the country itself, such
towns have aH the advantages of the
large city, with) few of its disadvan
tages. , One of the greatest problems
that confront tbr rttv is r slum dis
tricts and Its pauperism. The country
town has no slams, and every one la
self supporting. The red light and
criminal districts of the cities are un-
HQT-WiiOliO LIVES! TROUBLE
Many people who generally enjoy good health suffer from biliousness in the sum
mer time. Rich foods served ice-cold are difficult to digest by the major
USE ity and of ten produce a chilling of the en
DF? CALDWELL'S tire digestive tract. The liver thus be
cvDnaDCBeiM comes sluggish, when the condition known
KUr r'fcr'Iiira as biliousness results. This is often accom
panied by constipation or indigestion. Serious as it may seem, how
ever, to the unfortunate person, it is easily curable with a rem
edy such as the well-known Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which is a great laxa
tive and tonic, and which contains ingredients that act upon the liver and stim
ulate it. It will relieve a hot-weather liver complaint over night and cure it
lastingly in a very short time. If you have any indisposition of the stomach,
liver or bowels, your first concern should be a supply of this grand remedy,
which you can obtain of any druggist for 50 cents or $1.00 a bottle. There will
be enough and to spare for your complaint and that of your family. A FREE
TRIAL BOTTLE will be sent to those who have never used it if they send
their name and address to
DR. W. B. CALDWELL, 400 Caldwell BMg., Monticello, I1L
known to the country towns. The po
lice force and the criminal courts of
.the city are unnecessary, and the
money which these would cost "can be
used to plant -trees and build side
walks. The cities are crowded almost to the
limit of human endurance. The coun
try town has less room than the coun
try Itself, but still there is plenty for
every one. The cost of food that Is so
alarming to the city dweller Is more
or less of a Joke to the resident of the
country town. He has a garden In bis
back yard and a cow in a neighboring
pasture. The cost of living may have
affected his ability to purchase lux
uries, but he will always have plenty
The country town has a distinctive
place to fill In the development of the
country. Some people would do away
with the country town altogether and
let all the farmer's business be done
in the cities. Others would have the
farmer patronize his home merchant at
whatever coat. An average between
these ideas will represent the attitude
of the majority of the farmers toward
the cot-ntry town. To centralize all
mercantile business in the larre cities
would be an unwise policy. The tend
ency is rather in the other direction.
The movement of factories to smaller
towns where the employees can live
more comfortably is becoming general.
Decentralizing of the mercantile busi
ness mnst follow.
The growth of the mail order bnal
ness has been regarded as spelling the
doom of the country town. That the
mail order business has grown to its
present proportions is the fault of the
country retailer himself. The country
town is essential to the prosperity of
the farmer, but the farmer is more
essential to the prosperity of the coun
try town. If instead of appealing to
the sentiment of the farmer and trying
to cajole of frighten him into boycott
ing, the mail order houses the country
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A COUHTBT TOWS OS MAB.KKT DAT.
i meicQBDi caii nnnuiea id proDiem m
i a businesslike way there would have
been no mail order scare. In those
country towns where the importance
of the surrounding farmers is recog
nized and an attempt made to give the
farmer a square deal there Is little
complaint of mall order buying. It is
the merchants who treat the farmers
unfairly who are most ready to raise
the cry against the mall order houses.
In a good many towns tbe farmer Is
directly discriminated against. The
stores maintain a delivery service for
their city patrons. The farmer goes
to tbe store for his goods. The city
man usually pays once a month some
times not so often. The farmer nearly
always pays for his goods in cash or
produce. Yet both must pay the same
price. The farmer is helping to pay
the cost of a delivery system from
which he gets no benefit. He is help
ing to pay the Interest on credit ac
counts and sometimes tbe accounts
themselves. If Instead of working
desperately against anything that
bears the name of parcels post on tbe
ground that it will encourage mail or
der buying the merchant would turn
in and work for a low rate parcels
post on the rural routes he would ef
fectually curb any tendency tbe com
munity might have toward mall order
buying. If he would deliver certain
classes of goods to the farmers by
such a parcels post he would be giv
ing them no more than a square deal.
Another.way in which tbe merchants
In country towns are unfair to the
farmers is In the purchase of farm
produce. A good many times the mer
chants .wjjl combine to keD down the
prices "of potatoes and other farm
products. Often they will ship In such
products from a distance, forgetting
their arguments in favor of buying In
the home community.
One of the greatest Injustices which
the merchant In the country town has
Imposed upon the farmer and upon
his fellows In town as well Is that of
useless duplication. In many country
towns there are half a dozen grocers
where one could easily do all the busi
ness. Three er four hardware stores
are trying to lire where there Is trade
enough to support only one. There Is
duplication In delivery systems, dupli
cation In rent and clerk hire and in a
dozen other items. All this the farm
er and the town people who patronise
the stores have to pay. To be sure
that they do pay It there Is often an
agreement among the retailers to bold
prices at a certain level. Then they
complain when the farmer sends away
for his goods. '.They forget that the
farmer Is a business man and that a
business man cannot succeed unless
he follows business principles and
buys In tbe cheapest market Tbe
remedy is free competition. Free com
petitloa may ferce seme ef the mer
chants eat of business. This will be
the best thing for the whole commu
nity. Better one prosperous merchant
than half a dosen who are making a
bare livin. The real merchants, those
who can run their business efficiently,
will remain in business. The others
would better be at work on the farm.
Tbe best interests of the whole coun
try demand that business be decentral
izedthat it be taken to as great an
extent. as .noBaihla. ttsax. tua .cities .to
Violates Immigration Law. Constan-
tine Mouzeklotls, a Greek living In Mo
line, was - held' to the federal grand
jury by Commissioner Mark A. Foote
in Chicago for violating a section of
the immigration laws. The man was
arrested by Alcibiades A. Seraphic, a
United States immigrant inspector.
Mouzekiotis was released after he had
given 11,000 bonds He is said to be
a well-to-do fruit merchant.
Henderson Charges Dropped. Th e
charges of forgery and embezzlement
against Oscar L. Henderson have been
dropped by J. F. Rose, proprietor of
the Mollne Glove and Mitten works.
Relatives of the young man made good
the amount of his shortage with the
result that the charges have been with
drawn. Mr. Rose said: "I was not
anxious to push charges against Hen
derson and when I learned that his
relatives would straighten out the
shortage I was ready to withdrawn the
charges. There is no doubt but that
Henderson regreats his step and I am
willing to let him start again with a
clean slate." Henderson was brought
back Saturday night from Ottumwa by
Sheriff Klttllsen. He was accompanied
to Molme by a denuty. The matter
was taken up before Justice H. N,
Williams, and acting on orders from
States Attorney L. M. Magill he dis
missed the charges. Henderson has
secured employment with a clothing
merchant who has stores In Centervllle
and Ottumwa. He does not know to
which town he will be assigned, but
be will depart for Ottumwa immedi
F. P. Tucker Dead at Freeport. Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Messlck received the
sad word yesterday of tbe tragic death
of their son-in-law. F. P. Tucker at
Freeport yesterday. Tucker was an
engineer on the Illinois Central rail
road, and was killed in the perform
ance of his duties. His run was over
the division between Freeport and Du
buque. Mr. Tucker had never made
Moline bis home, but had visited here
frequently. Besides his widow he
leaves one child 5 years old, also fath
er, sister and two jrotbers. Mr. Tuck
er was 36 years of age. Mr. and Mrs.
Messlck departed for Freeport to be
with their daughter and attend the fu
neral. East Mollne Paving Halted. Mayor
G. F. Johnson of East Mollne has halt
ed paving on tbe blufl road In that
city, charging the company having the
Improvement contract Is using brick
inferior to that which Is called for In
the specifications. He has ordered that
one-half carload of brick has already
been laid, be taken up, and replaced
with material of better quality.
the country towns. To make this pos
sible the country towns must learn to
handle this business at the least cost.
This consolidation of the business of
the country towns will help to solve
the mail order problem. The local
merchant will not have to meet mail
order prices. The farmer is willing to
pay something for the convenience of
getting goods when he wants them.
He is willing to pay for the priv
ilege of seeing what he Is buying He
Is not willing to pay the cost of a
delivery from which he gets no bene
fit. He Is not willing to pay some one
else's bad debts. He is not willing to
pay store rent and clerk hire for twice
as many retailers as the trade de
In the most up to date country com
munities the country town and . the
farmers work together- for the best
good of alL . Many of the country
towns have commercial clubs that are
aBve to every opportunity for advance
ment. In many towns of the middle
west these commercial clubs are the
foremost agencies in securing short
courses in agriculture for their com
munitles. The demand for these short
courses is so great that the agricul
tural colleges ' do not as yet have
enough men to furnish as many of
these courses as are desired. They
are allotted to the towns which show
the most Interest and furnish the best
equipment to .work with. Tbe efforts
of the commercial clubs to meet these
requirements have helped the farmers
of many a community to have the ajri-"
cultural college brought to their doors.
It is the same 'with farmers' Insti
tutes. Tke commercial club provides
a place and-? helps ' bear the expense,
realizing that ' its prosperity depends
upon the prosperity of tbe country.
Some of tbe -towns have undertaken
another move that is of great value to
both town . and country. They are
grading up . and . graveling the main
traveled roads '-for several miles out
Into tbe country. From here tbe work
in many cases is taken up by the farm
ers, and the result Is a system of good
roads forthe. whole community. .
Miraes Lulu Cooper, Mary Halstead,
Gertrude Steelman, and Messrs, Riley
Halstead and Jesse Cooper are camp
ing at the bay.
Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Phillips, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Curtis and Mrs. Robert
Mclntlre and daughter Irma formed 3
Jolly party who spent last week at the
Mr. Kuhn of Indiana is visiting his
daughters, Mrs. Stockberger and Mrs.
Mrs. Valentine Fnhr, who was op
erated upon at St. Lukes' hospital at
Davenport last Saturday, stood the op
eration well and is rapidly recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Cooper and
William Cain attended the soldiers' re
union in Orion Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Robert Sproston visited Tues
day night and Wednesday at the home
of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reaber returned
from their visit in Iowa and other
points Friday of last week.
Miss Jessie Lemon Is sewing for
Miss Bessie Cooper.
Walter Boyles is under the care cf
The Sunday school picnic was held
Wednesday in the Nichols woods.
Mrs. Petrie has been quite ill at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Cook
A nurse from Davenport is caring for
A number of the neighbors assisted
William Taylor in hauling lumber for
his new house, Wednesday and Thurs
day. Contractor Spence of Aledo will
do the work.
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