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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY,. OCTOBER 10, 1910.
& 1 NEWS
Clothing Store Robbed. Breaking
Into the Lloyd clothing store at 212
Brady street by climbing in over the
transom, thieves made a safe getaway
with about 125 worth of merchandise,
leaving the store by. way of the back
door which they did not take the time
to close. Th3 discovery of the rot
bery "was made by Mr. Lloyd Saturday
morning when he opened the store for
business. An inventory of the stock
showed that two suit -of clothes, an
overcoat, two suit cases, a dozen pairs
of box, hats and other sundries were
stolen, the entire amount taken
amounting to about $125, which Mr.
Lloyd states is covered by robbery in
surance. Cash was taken from the
register to the extent of $4.05. Noth
ing else in the store was molested,
the thieves evidently caring for only
enough to make a good supply of
wearables for the fall - season. The
matter has been reported to the po
lice and clues are being followed to
wards the apprehension of the thieves.
Tag Day Total $2,286.07., Perhaps
17,000 people in Davenport are happy
today because they can proudly assert
that they have contributed toward the
maintenance of the visiting nurses
who relieve the bodily ills and bring
cheer to the homes of the indigent.
The sum realized by the tag day work
ers, after approximately that number
of people wereagged, was counted up
Saturday night-at headquarters In the
By Lydla E. Pinkham's
Black Duck, llinn. "About a year
&go I wrote you that I was sick and
I could, not do any ot
ray housework. My
sickness was called
1 would sit down I
felt as If I could not
get up. I took
Lydia E. Pinkham's
pound and did just
as you told me and
now I am perfectly
cured, and have a
'biff babv boy."
Mrs. Anna Anderson, Box 10, Black
Consider This Advice.
No woman should submit to a surgi
cal operation, which may mean death,
until she has given Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, made exclusive
ly from roots and herbs, a fair trial.
This famous medicine for women
has for thirty years proved to be the
most valuable tonic and invigoratorof
the female organism. Women resid
ing in almost every city and town in
the United States bear willing testi
mony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia
E. Finkham's Vegetable Compound.
It cures female ills, and creates radi
ant, buoyant female health. If you
are ill, for your own sake as well as
those you love, give it a trial.
Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass.,
invites all sick women to write
her for ad vice. Her advice is free,
and always helpful.
Commercial club, and the total of $2,
826.07, as against $2,250.70 last year,
wai reached. This figure is not only
encouraging to the workers in showing
an increase of $275.37 over the total of
last year, but the fact that the larger
contributions were not as numerous,
and that a larger representation of the
citizens were reached, shows a more
widespread interest in the work.
Mail Box Crushes Boy's Foot. The
4-year-old son of Mr. iand Mrs. Gus
Lerch met with a painful accident
Friday while he and his mother were
waiting at the corner of Third and
Harrison etreets for a car. The child
began to reach for the flap on the gov
ernment mail box and the heavy iron
fell on his foot crushing and lacerat
ing the member most painfully.
Licensed to Wed. Charles Lang
behn and Clara Bechte, Davenport;
Robert Duff and Amanda Hesh, Daven
port; Harry Brown and Edith Fridale,
Columbus. Ohio; Bert Collins and
Lulu Bush, Davenport; William Cain
and Elnaj-a Allen, Davenport.
Dead Two Days Before Found.
With the gas Jet going full blast In
her room at her residence, 746 Case
street, and cold In death from the re
sults of asphyxiation at least 40 hours
before, Mrs. Martin Klemke was dis
covered lying dead in her bed Satur
day afternoon by neighbors who forc
ed an. entrance into the house after
having missed her since Thursday
night. The last seen of Mrs. Klemke
was late-Thursday evening when she
was seen about the house. Since that
time the residence had been locked up
and no sjgns of life apparent. When
Mrs. Klemke did not put In an appear
ance at the Iowa Steam laundry, where
she worked, Mrs. List Limbick went
to her residence at noon and with the
assistance of John Behrs, a next door
resident, entrance was forced Into the
house. A. strong odor of gas filled the
house but when the door leading to
Mrs. Klemke's room was forced open
the gas almost overcame Mr. Behrs.
Mrs. Klemke was found lying on the
bed partially undressed and with her
good clothing laid out carefully on the
chair beside the bed. On the dresser
were found four letters, three of which
were addressed to relatives in Ger
many, and one to Carl Hansen of this
city. A note was also found and this
contained the brief notice that $59 had
been left in her black pocketbook with
which her funeral expenses were to
be paid. No reason for her rash act
was given in the note nor was any
further word found that would settle
this question. The four letters which
had been sealed and stamped were
taken in charge by the police and will
be mailed to the parties to whom they
are addressed. That Mrs. Kemke had
teen dead for some time is evident
from the story of the neighbors. She
had been feeling poorly and fretted
over the absence of her husband, who
left on Oct. 28 for Clinton, .where he
said he was going to look for work.
Since that time he has not been heard
from nor seen by any one who knew
him, and his wife feared for his safe
ty. No marital troubles are given as
possible cause for her suicide. Both
Mr. And Mrs. Kemke have lived at
their present residence since the first
of September, having come to Daven
port from Germany.
Obituary Record. The body of
Charles Schwentker, who died in
Schenectady. N. Y., arrived in Daven
port Saturday and was taken to the
home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. William
Claussen. 2213 West Second street, for
burial. The funeral was held yester
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Claussen residence, with interment at
The death of Ambroeius Fersch. the
veteran ciar maker, occurred Friday
night at S:4f o'clock at the home, 1217
West Fourth street, after an illness of
two months' duration. He was 52
years. 11 months and 25 days old at
the time of death, having been born In
Wurzburg, Bayern, Germany.
Cement Plant Here. A cement mix
ing and distributing plant is to be lo
cated in this city. Peter Peterson, con
tractor, has reached a decision to with
draw from the contracting business
and has accepted the position as west
ern manager for a concern that manu
factures and Jobs cement the National
Kellastone Cement company of New
York city. Though Mr. Peterson's
headquarters will be in Kansas City,
Mo., he will have under his manage
ment a number of mixing plants at
prominent distributing points in the
middle west. The intention is to de
liver material to contractors all mixed
and ready for application.
Bailey on Rural Society
Cornell Country life Prophet ant Anthor Analyzes
Progress for Teacher and Farmer.
the Way of
The country teachers of Illinois had
before (them one of the keenest stu
dents of rural progress, and s most
attractive speaker when Dr. L. H.
Bailey of Cornell university addressed
their annual meeting at Normal.
Among many other things he said:
The business side of farming has been
so successful that the farmers have
been able to move to town at 50
years of age, and so the country has
been robbed of their Influence in many
ways, their farms have gone to ten
ants, and th social life has been
broken up. Our state of civilization
has not been successful in developing
a type of country life that would wish
to remain in Its environment.
The easier questions have largely
been settled, but we shall never de
velop a satisfactory system of country
life until we settle the hard questions
as well, the better schools, better
toads, better church and social advan
tages. We shall even develop a bet
ter skill in farming than many of us
have ever dreamed ot.
Will tfce Farmer Hold Hla Owat
I wish to ask you as well as my
self, whether the American farmer
will hold his own? Will he be able to
so manage his resources and privi
leges that he shall be able to remain
on the land and become a part, an en-
The Weir All Steel Furnace
Gas, Soot, Dust,
Note the large
and massive boil
er like construc
Phil S. Wilcher
during part, of its social civilization?
These are some of the most. important
questions before us today.
Cities always destroy; they never
produce. The city sits like a parasite
on the face of the country absorbing
the best from the country. The coun
try always contributes to the city;
the city never to the country. The
cities could not exist but for the coun
try. We havj developed the city civi
lization beyond that of the country.
The first necessity is going to be to
send broadly trained men and women
to the country. The weak spot is
iback of it3 business conditions. We
must seek further than that. Concen
tration of all the forces that make for
social betterment Is one of the prime
needs. The educational propagandist
will be more effective than any other.
A large part of the unrest comes from
the poor school privileges that are too
common In the country.
Let city and country folk work to
gether on every public question; each
is necessary to the other. Country
people do not have a chance to express
themselves by ballot or otherwise on
city matters, and the larger proportion
of population In the cities dominates
the country to a certain extent.
Keep It Out ot Politic.
Financial interests are now domi
nant; we shall pass that stage and
have a Ibetter social condition. It will
take 25 years to balance up our so
ciety. Out of the movement will come
presidents and country statesmen and
a few governors. I hope it will not
become a political movement I will
use all my Influence to prevent tho
country life movement from having
anything to do with partisan politics,
because the movement is founded on
facts and not partisanship. I fear the
conservation movement is to suffer by
political flavor. It is almost impossi
ble to discuss In a ssne and unpreju
diced and scientific way any public
question into which politics has enter
ed. The tariff has been a conspicuous
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KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Good Thing to Know.
If you now own a Hyomei hard
rubber inhaler the Harper House
pharmacy wants you to know that
they will sell you a bottle of HYO
MEI for only 50 cents.
Remember this, all who suffer
with catarrh a bottle of HYOMEI
(pronounce it High-o-me) is put up
in a separaate package and sold for
50 cents, to accommodate the vast
army of people who already own a
The Harper House pharmacy will
sell it to you at that price and give
you the opportunity to begin at once
to rid yourself of vile catarrh and
the snuffing, hawking and spitting
that go with it.
Many people through years of
neglect have let catarrh get a strong
hold upon them. Some of these peo
ple unreasonably think that one bot
tle of HYOMEI ought to cure them.
No matter how chronic your ca
tarrhal troubles, HYOMEI is guar
anteed by the Harper House phar
macy to cure them if you give it
half a chance. -Just breathe it; that's
all, and its healing, soothing, anti
septic properties will make you feel
better in a day.
If you own an inhaler, get a 50
cent bottle of HLOMEI today. It
you do not own a Hyomei inhaler,
ask for a $1.00 outfit, which includes
inhaler. . ..... j
Ready to Grade for Extension.
Practically the last obstacle In the
way of the promised Twenty-seventh
street extension of the Fourth avenue
line of the TrI-City Railway company
was removed when a quit claim deed
to a desired right of way in Smith &
White's addition was filed at the court
house. The quit claim deed is from C.
E. White, D. E. Resser, Louise Allmen
dinger and E. K. Putnam to the Trl
City Railway company. President Por
ter of the merger companies said that,
while the railway company is yet to
secure a quit claim deed from Jacob
Staack, the florist, for right of way
through his property, there is nothing
to hinder immediate work on the ex
tension, and the McCarthy Improve
ment company of Davenport is already
taking working material to the pro
posed scene of activity. Dirt will be
flying this week.
A. D. PoSton Dead in South. A. D.
Poston, a former resident of thi3 city,
died Thursday in Batesville, Ark ,
death resulting from brain fever. News
of his death has just been received by
relatives and friends in this city. He
was born in Pleasant Valley, Iowa,
Aug. 29, 1S64. His father died 22
years ago, leaving A. D. Poston and
his brother Harry as the only support
of a large family. His parents settled
In Hampton when he was a boy. They
operated a ferry for two years and
later came to this city. He learned
the molders' trade and was employed
In the Barnard & Leas foundry for
many years. Eight years ago he quit
working In the foundry and went to
farming In Michigan, hoping to find re
lief for his rheumatism. He returned
here three years ago, remaining till a
year ago, when he went to Arkansas
to escape the severe winters. He is
survived by his mother, Mrs. Clara
Poston, one brother, Harry, and these
sistjrs: Mrs. J. M. Spratt, Mrs. F. W.
Beck, Mrs. J. W. Richardson and Mrs.
H. C. Kelting. Three sisters preceded
him to the grave.
Burlington Depot Plans. "We ex
pect to commence construction of the
new passenger station at Moline in
the very near future, and to push it
continuously to completion unless
stopped by unexpectedly severe weath
er. As we now have it planned, the
work will be done by our own em
ployes." F. E. Ward, general manager
of the Chicago. Burlington & Quiucy
railroad, made the foregoing statement
Saturday. The statement verifies In
no uncertain terms recent predictions
that the new dopot will rise just as
soon as the Burlington's new city
realty can be cleared of buildings that
at present occupy it. Already the work
of clearing the tract of Iand between
Nineteenth and Twenty-third streets,
just north of the present railroad
tracks, all of which has been acquired
by the Burlington road for use as de
pot site and switch track yards, Is
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Smith Barnes Planoe, and have placed orders for
immediate shipment of ten car load one of the larg
est orders erer placed for these goods.
The manufacturers have agreed to allow a large
amount to be used in advertising their product.
We also want you to know that we hare the ex
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as follows: Knabe, Kranich & Bach. McPhalL Steger,
CorL Nelson, Baumeister, Singer ana the famous Soh-mer-Cec'illan
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well as th3 popular Cadillac Auto Player Piano.
Contestants to share in over $2,000 in checks paya
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new pianos, and will be mailed direct from the piano
manufacturers, the amount of the checks to be $126,
$100, $85. $75 and $50.
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Be sure your answer is correct and your came
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example. It has been Impossible to
discuss that sensibly for JiO years.
We must develop tho ideals In this
Industrial civilization. There must be
something in every business beyond fi
nancial gain if it is to make any final
contribution to civilization. Develop
ing agriculture Is only a part of indus
trialism. A new social order must be
developed in the open country, a new
civilization, and every farmer mtm
lend a strong hand.
We have been training our youns
men to be better farmers but in that
we have trained only one. hand, tho
hand of Individualism; we must now
train the hand of social brotherhood.
The open coantry must he made over,
because civilization must be made
over. The next generation must set
themselves definitely to this work. In
the consolidated school the children o
the farm may be given the education
suitable to their surroundings, and It
may be mad3 a rallying place for the
community. The rural library Is a fac
tor, and I would mot forget the coun
try church a3 a great factor In what
is to foe a newer and better social
state In the country.
We must develop the fighting edge.
When a man ceases to be a conqueror
he loses virility. Militarism must
pass out, but this does not mean that
mankind must cease to contend.. Be
ing compelled to strive makes v us
strong, the Panama canal is the great
est humanizing experiment of the age.
It is worth more in developing the
fighting edge than ten times its size
of armies. We must develop the fight
ing edge in agricultural combat, offset
the effect of climate, Insect enemies
and fungus diseases. We may have
made a mistake in teaching that farm
ing was an easy occupation, when It
Is not, and never will be, because na
ture Is Its antagonist. It Is a constant
contest. We are now digging into our
young folks the courage of science.
Agriculture is going to attract the
hardy and rugged in tho future as it
j has In the past who like to steel them
j selves againsxt a worthy antagonist. I
want every farmer to have in him the
spirit of challenge, the fighting view.
You can never develop a strong civi
lization until we do it. The open coun
try must solve its own problems. It
must have help from everybody and
every source, but after all the the
country man must prepare himself
consciously for it. This moans we
must have leaders. Reported by Ar
thur J. Bill for Illinois Farmers' Institute.
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Not only i3 the blood the great
nourishing source of our systems, but
equally as important is its work of
removing the waste o! oxodized tis
sues which have been consumed in
force and bodily heat. . This wasto is
filtered out through the kidneys.
When, however, the kidneys become
weak and unable to pc-rfor: i their
regular duties, he waste is allowed
to remain in the circulation, soon
forming uric acid which destroys ihe
greater portion of nourishing elements
of the blood and leavo it weal; and
acrid. This imperfect blood deposits
into the different muscles and ioints
the uratic impurity with which it is
contaminated. Then the pain:; and
aches of Rheumatism commence. The
gritty formation which uric acid
causes collects in the joints and pro
duces the aches and stiffness r.hich
al ways accompany the disease, like
wise the muscles are coated and lose
their elasticity, while the continual
irritation to the nerves produces swell
ing and inflammation of the flesh.
U. :3. ts. cures
Rev. A. E. Ioder loaded his house
hold goods and departed for Elmwood
Wednesday. Rev. Mr. Brink moved
into the parsonage Wednesday.
Mrs. Ida Harris is home from a few
weeks' visit in Davenport.
Frost fell Thursday night, but no
damage was done.
Mr. and Mrs. Larson and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Peterson visited friends
in Alpha Friday.
A number of school children are af
flicted with chlckenpox. Some of them
are quite ill.
Miss Ella Hiller left Friday for
Galesburg, where she will undergo an'
operation, having flesh grafted on a
The young folks enjoyed an evening
of dancing at Wayne's hall Thursday'
Verne Richardson went Thursday to
Galesburg to take the examination for
railway station agent.
Elmer Kettering has quit the dal.ry.
business, and there is no place here
to get milk now. Orion Is a town of
Ioo people, so It would seem there is
a good chance for a pood dairyman.
Landlord Hickman has renovated,
remodeled and refurnished the Com
the only way it is
possible to over
come the disease;
it cleanses the
blood of all uric
acid poison and
kidneys so they
are enabled to properly filter out the
waste. S. S. S. is not only the best of
blood purifiers, but a fine tonic. Book
on Rheumatism free to all who write.
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much wrapped up in himself to think of anybody else.
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