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THE ROCK IStAND ARGTJS. MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1910.
a NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS o
Rooeevelt to Speak at Park. Cen
tral park has been selected as the
place for Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
to address the multitude In Davenport
on the occasion of his visit here on
Friday, Nov. 4. He -will speak from
the band, stand In the park at 11 o'clock
In the forenoon. During his stay in
Davenport Colonel Roosevelt will be
the guest of Colonel George W.
French and the tatter's sister, Miss
Fancier to Award Ribbons. The
Trl-City Fanciers association met Fri
day cliht In the Bears-Frizzell office
and 'worxed on the premium list for
their coming show. The committee
was ordered to purchase the 16 silver
cups for the show and were also given
the power to purchase Nthe ribbons
which will he given In each class. It
was announced at the meeting that the
trl-dty organisation had been affiliat
ed with the American Poultry associa
tion, under whose auspices the future
shows will be held.
Clahne Desertion and Asks Divorce.
Clahnrag that her husband deserted
her and her child during the month of
August, 1907, about a year after their
marriage in Chicago, Aug. 11. 1908,
Mrs. Freda Stemler Jias instituted a
suit for divorce in the district court.
The petition In addition to seeking
the decree, asks the court to grant
her the custody of their little child.
Another Block Incorporates. The
Incorporation of the "West Second
Street Progressive association." com
posed of the business houses between
Main and Harrison streets, has been
filed in the office of County Recorder
Frank Holm. The incorporation is
taken out for a term of 50 years and
in the papers the purpose of the organ
isation Is given as the improvement
of the block and the installation of
lighting facilities. The first annual
meeting will be held on the first Mon
day in : -ember and annually there
after. The officers of the association
for the pressnt term are as follows:
President Carl Richter. Vice presi
dent C. E. Hanssen. Secretary and
treasurer C. O. Jungk.
Rev. Martin Improving. Victor N.
Martin arrived home Saturday even
ing from Morgantown.-W. Vs., where
he was called by the critical Illness
of his father. Rev. A. Martin, formerly
pastor of the First Christian church
in this city. At first no hopes were
entertained for Re. Martin's recov
ery, as he had typhoid fever in its se
verest form. Last "Wednesday he
nassed the crisis and with this over.
his chances for recovery were report
ed about even. During the past two
ht he has continued to improve and
now strong hopes are being entertain
ed for his recovery.
Obituary Record. News of the death
of Joel J. Smith reached here from
Pasadena, Cal. Mr. Smith was for
several years a member of "the Or
phans' home corps of .employes, and
for two years was the faithful and ef
ficient custodian of St. John's church
of this city. Mr. Smith was born In
Barnesvllle. Ohio. April 11. 1836. He
leaves besides his helpmeet of half a
century, a son and daughter, the lat
ter the widow of the late Arthur A.
Madson. a former partner of the Dav
enport Tailoring company, now a resi
dent of San Diego, Cal. The son, Wil
liam C. Smith, is a resident of Pasa
dena. One son. Rillwyn R., and one
daughter. Mary Ellen, are dead. Four
grandchildren also survive.
look at these a little.
The farmer as a rule hauls his own
produce. He has learned by long ex
perience not Xo charge himself with
when the prices are good. We will
his own labor. If he keeps hired help
it comes to'the same thing. The men
and teams required to raise a crop can
haul It at intervals when field work is
slack. The men and teams must he
kept on the farm so as to be ready
when needed. The teams must be fed
whether at work or in the stable. Men
can be hired by the year to better, ad
vantage than for (shorter times. If
not hired for long terms they will be
absent when the rush is on. The extra
labor cost of the hauling is not there
fore so very large. Again some of
the product, most of the bulky pro
ducts are 'consumed at home and
never hauled at all. Statisticians make
no allowance for this. They reckon
the gross tonnage at so much a mile,
for the entire output. They charge for
hauling the whole corn crop to the
railroad, and then charge for hauling
the pork and beef made out of it,
J. G. Osborn on Good Roads
Joslin, Oct. 14. (Editor The Argus.)
" li is sometimes amusing to reau mo
arguments advanced in favor of good
roads. One often heard because It Is
considered unanswerable is the enor
mous loss to the farmer on account of
bad roads, estimates running into the
hundred million dollars. The funny
thing about It Is that-the farmers, in
spite of this immense loss have pros
pered. They have built new big barns
and commodious modern houses with
all Improvements, have toured Califor
nia, purchased pianos and are even rid
ing in automobiles. How can it be?
The farmers' loss by reason of bad
roads Is reckoned in two items, the
extra cost of hauling his produce
through the mud, and the loss sus
tained because he cannot get to town
If You Were a Chemist
and analyzed a cake of P.andG. The White
Naphtha Soap,' you would know how good it is.
But you are not a chemist and the only way to
find out how good P. and G. is, is to try it.
We want you to do so.
If P.andG. is as good as we say it is, you will
continue to use it.
If it isn't, you won't.
But be sure to read and follow the directions
on the inside of the wrapper.
The Man "Who Wears a
Is usually the one who hasn't a bank account. He is con
tinually worrying about his financial affairs and is too
much wrapped up in himself to think of anybody else.
Do You 'Wear a Long Face?
If so, start a bank account. As the dollars begin to ac
cumulate you'll note a geat change in the way you feel.
$1 starts an account at this good strong bank, and we
pay 4 per cent interest on savings deposits. The oldest
state bank and the oldest savings bank in Bock Island
Rock Island Savings Bank
farm at all, and the pork and beef
walk to market on their own legs.
Great is the science of statistics.
Observe also that the maximum
load Is not determined so much by
the mud as by the grades. The steep
est hill on the line fixes the weight.
In improving the road some of the
sharpest grades will be cut down, but
on many roads hills will remain simply
because of the expense of grading. Sci
entific road construction has is limits,
the character of the country and the
The other part of the subject is a
little different. Sometimes prices are
high, sometimes they are low, more
correctly perhaps we should say, some
times they are higher. The farmer
wants to take advantage cf the best
prices. Because of bad roads he can
not do this and sustains a loss.
But consider what determines price?
Supply and demand we are told. But
in the long run the quantity of food
products consumed regulates prices. A
permanent advance in price can only
result from an increased consumption:
any mount of improved roads cannot
affect consumption or increase de
mand. It can only make the supply
more uniform. Thus times of compar
ative scarcity when prices are abnor
mally high will not occur. The farm
er will have no incentive to bring his
produce at times of unusually high
price for there will be no such times.
Thus the city consumer will rvap the
benefit. Or, if facility of transporta
tion has a tendency to stimulate pro
duction, as is sometimes claimed, the
net result will be an increased supply
and a lower range cf prices. Is it pos
sible that the city gentlemen who are
so earnestly advocating good roads
have thought this all out?
Thus the farmer's savings which are
to pay his 6hare of the cost vanish in
to thin air. And the proposed divi
sion of the expense, the state paying
a part and the county a part and the
township the balance, is another
fraud. While it is true In our own
county the cities pay some three
fourths of the tax, it is also true that
they collect the money with which the
tax is paid out of the products of the
farm The farmers will think this all
out before they consent to tax them
selves In any such manner.
Of course good roads are good to
have, and there are plenty cf reasons
why they should be constructed by
economical methods and within reason
able limits of cost. But such fallacies
Injure the cause of good roads. The
farmer cannot be deceived except he
When we speak of good roads we
think at once of "hard roads," so-called
gravel or macadam. And such ap
pears to be the understanding of the
state hlshwar commission. But we
ought to realize that such roads are
out of the question, both for lack of
material and on account of cost. And
they are not wanted. Except in a few
places where the road crosses a swamp
or low ground the properly graded and
well drained earth road Is the thing.
It will be In condition for traveling on
an average 11 months in the year, will
save many a valuable horse from go
ing lame and becoming useless, and
will prolong the life of the vehicle.
The continued agitation for hard roads
is a positive hindrance to the cause
of road Improvement.
J. G. OSBORN.
Tag Day Brings $1,000. Society
went tagging in Moline Saturday and
as a result each pedestrian," autoist
and vehicle occupant wore a glaring
tag and the general fund of Bethany
home was expanded about $1,000.
Girls, boys, men and women canvassed
the city, receiving 5-cent pieces and
distributing tags. The girls report
that every person they accosted pur
chased a tag.
Signing for Election. Rapid pro
gress is being made in the canvass for
signers to the petitions which are to
be filed in county court during the first
week in November and which will ask
that a special election be authorized to
allow the people of Moline opportunity
to vote on whether or not the commis
sion form of government shall be
adopted here. Nineteen petitions, each
having spaces allowing for 150 slgna-
whereas the corn never goes off theitWreB. ar In circulation, and they will
be returned to C. F. Grantz, chairman
of the special committee in charge of
the work. Just as Quickly as they are
Sends Rock Through Car Window.
Cyriel DeClerk of this city has been
arrested on a charge of assault, the
warrant being signed by Harry Max
field, an interurban conductor. De
Clerk is accused of hurling a rock
through an Interurban car window, en
dangering the lives of passengers.
Two men were seated by the window
which was broken. According to the
story told by the conductor, DeClerk
boarded the car in East Moline. He
was intoxicated. At Twenty-fourth
street in this city DeClerk was seized
with a vomiting spell and the conduc
tor ordered him to leave the car. He
made no fuss whatever, but arose and
complied with the request. The car
continued to the Sixteenth street wait
ing station and then started on its re
turn trip east. Just before reaching
Twenty-fourth street a rock crashed
through one of the windows. Looking
out, the conductor say6 that he saw
a man running, whom he recognized
as the one who had been ordered off
the car. The police were notified and
DeClerk was arrested. He was ar
raigned before Magistrate Gustafson,
but insisted that he knew nothing of
any rock throwing. DeClerk's bonds
were placed at $200, which he could
not furnish. He has been in this coun
try only eight months.
Are Interesting Relics. Among in
teresting relics in the possession of
Moline people is a patent to a grant
of land given under President Millard
Fillmore to William Crompton. The
patent, dated Jan. 20, 1K51, and writ
ten on vellum containing President
Fillmore's autograph, is now in the
possession of William Crompton's son,
S. S. Crompton of this city. The doc
uments name William Crompton as as
signee of William P. Wilson, a private
in Company K, 2d regiment, Louisiana
volunteers, U. S. A. The entry by Mr.
Crompton gave him possession of a
grant of land in Zuma township, this
county. The tract contained 40 acres
of property, valued at $1.25 per acre
in 1851, and now little over a half
century latei" valued at $100 per
acre. Though the patent still remains
in Mr. Crompton's hands, the land has
long since passed from his family, and
Thomas Newton is the present owner.
Other signers of the patent in addition
to President Fillmore, were the sec
retary to the president and the record
er of the general land office. William
Crompton was prominent as a minis
ter in his time.
Sells Creamery Business. B. A. Fill
mer. a native of Germany, who came
to Rock Island county a quarter of a;
century ago and who has made a suc
cess of the creamery business in the
upper end, has sold out hts interests
there and left today tor Texas. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Fillmer aiyl
the three children. They intend to
make their home in the Lone Star
state, Mr. Fillmer having purchased an
RO-acre farm 15 miles west of Corpus
Christi. Pollman & Meyers have
bought the Port Byron creamery from
Mr. Fillmer and will continue to oper
ate the establishment. During his resi
dence here Mr. Fillmer has operated
creameries in Rose Hill, Joslin and
Coe. In Texas, Mr. Fillmer will con
duct a fruit farm. He Intends (to stock
his tract with orange, lemon, grape
fruit and other fruit trees and will also
raise vegetables on the wholesale plan.
Obituary Record. Carl Biermann,
pioneer resident, died Saturday in his
. .i . .
nome, 18Z1 Firtn avenue, mougn mr.
Biermann never came into the public
eye because of the fact mat ne iea a
quiet, unassuming life, he had been in
Moline since 1869, when he came here
from Germany with his wife. For 22
years he worked at the Moline paper
factorv bein a naDermaker by trade.
It will relieve you of disgusting snuf-Jitter Mr. and Mrs. Biermann conduct-
fles, hawking, spming ana onensive
breath in a week.
HYOMEI is made chiefly from euca
lyptus, a soothing, healing, germ-klll-
lng antiseptic, that comes from the
eucalyptus forests of inland Australia,
where catarrh, asthma and consump
tion were never known to exist.
HYOMEI is pleasant and eaey to
breathe. Just pour a few drops into
the hard rubber pocket inhaler, breathe
it, and cure is almost certain.
A complete Hyomei outfit, includ
ing inhaler an done bottle of HIOMEI
costs only $1 at the Harper House
pharmacy and druggists everywhere.
If you already own an inhaler, remem
ber that you can get an extra bottle
of HYOMEI for 60 cents. For free
sample write Booth's Hyomei company
Buffalo, N. Y.
Breathe Hyomei for Two Minutes, and
Stuffed-Up Head will Vanish.
If you want to get relief from ca
tarrh, cold in the head or from an ir
ritating 'cough in the shortest time.
breathe HYOMEI (pronounce it High-o-me).
It will clean out your head In two
minutes and allow you to breathe free
ly, awake or asleep.
HYOMEI will cure a cold in one day,
You cannot buy better
No matter what whisky
you now consume you
will find Old Warwick better.
Bring your "taster" to the
test prove the fact yourself
don't take our word nor any
other man's just try and
you'll always buy Old War
wick Whisky hereafter.
Distilled only by The
Warwick Company at
the famous Silver Creek
Distillery, in Kentucky.
$1.50 per full quart
Never sold for less
quality will not
Hennepin, 111. He will fill the M. E.
pulpit the coming year.
Mrs. Verne Huty of Alpha is visit
ing her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Brink.
Mrs. Lydia Pearce left Friday for a
visit with relatives at Clianute, Kan.
She will be gone until January.
W. X. Magnuson left Friday for
Miss Stella Wayne., librarian of the
Western Township library, attended a
convention held in Rock Island by the
Library association Thursday.
Sherman lod?xe A. F. & A. M. held
their anitual election Wednesday ev
ening. The following officers were
W. M. Dan McKillop. S. W. F.
Fullerton. J. W. II. Both well. Treas
urer S. H. Callaway. Secretary E.
Tamnee. Joint Installation of officers
will be held with the Eastern Stars in
Rheumatism Cured in Th'ee Days.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it In
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatevntil I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relicfor Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second
avenue. Rock Island; Gust Schlegel
& Son, 220 West Second street, Davenport.
HERO DIES TO SAVE 300
Nine Dollars a Week Section Hand
fiivPH Life and Averts Wreck.
Muncie, Ind.. Oct. 17. That the
fast Southwestern Limited on the Big
Four might not be wrecked and an
other horror be added to the many
of recent weeks. William Bortsfield,
a $9 a week section hand, last night
met a hero's death. Three hundred
passengers whom he had saved, paid
tribute to his memory. Bortsfield,
riding a heavy handcar while in
specting track, looked up to see the
big train of Pullmans rushing down
upon him at a mile a minute. He
jumped from his car. Then he went
back to take the handcar from the
track, evidently hoping to avert
a wreck. He pu Reeded, but the
train struck him and he was lifeless
when picked up.
IRON BED FOR "WIRELESS
Harvard Student Takes Messages in
Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 17. Rob
ert A. Morton of Brooklyn, a eenlot
at Harvard college and a student of
wireless telegraphy has used a com
mon iron bedstead as the "aerial"
for transmission and reoeptkon of
wireless messages. The bedstead lk
not on the roof, as one might believe,
but reposes in its rightful place in
the bedroom of the experimenter.
With windows and doors and all other
openings to the outer world clos
ed, the messages come and go by
medium only of the bedstead, prov
ing Morton's contention that an aer
ial on a roof is not a necessity, and
that wireless messages will pierce
anything but steel.
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RUST W "j
IT5ELP WONT WASH OJ r
For Bale by Alln. Myer & Co.. 1 8.
McCab. 6c Co.. Rock Iiland Hardware
Company. Ill & Ehleb.
led a boarding house which was closed
at the time of the wife's demise. March
1, 1904. Mr. Biermann was born in
Germany Aug. 11, 1839, and there af
flllamd himself with the German Lu
theran church. The funeral service will
be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon,
with Rev. W. M. Story officiating.
Those who survive are one son, Henry,
and a granddaughter. Two sisters Hve
Charles Clark and wife from Sher
rard were Orion visitors Friday.
Thursday evening the M. E. congre
gation gave a reception at the home
of Byron Jordan in honor of Rev.
Henry Brink and family. Mr. and
Mrs. Brink have just moved here from
ble Compound Cured Her
Knoxville, Iowa. "I suffered with
pains low down in my right side for a
year or more and was so weak and ner
vous that I could not do my work. I
wrote to Mrs. link
ham and took Lydia
E. Tinkham's Vege
and Liver Pills, and
am glad to say that
your medicines and
kind letters of di
rections have done
more for me than
anything else and I
had the best physi
cians here. I can
do my work and rest
well at night. I believe there is noth
ing like the Pinkham remedies."
Mrs. CtARA Fkaxks, JL F. IX, iio. 3,
The success of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, made from roots
and herbs, is unparalleled. It may be
used with perfect confidence by women
who suffer from displacements, inflam
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bearing-down feeling, flatulency, indi
gestion, dizziness, or nervous prostra
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Vegetable Compound has been the
standard remedy for female ills, and
Buffering women owe it to themselves
to at least give this medicine a trial
Proof is abundant that it has cured
thousands of others, and why should it
not cure you?
If you want special advice write
Mrs. Pinkham. Lmn. Mass- for it.
XJ frtu OJOUX alnayy .if I
The Weir All Steel Furnace
Gas, Soot, Dust,
Note the large
and massive boil
er like construction.
Phil S. Wilchcr
2104 Fourth Avenue. Rock Island, IU.
THE "BOY SCOUTS" ARE
backed by men who are
INTERESTED IN THE
physical and Intellectual, mental and moral
Jhe boys of this city and neighborhood. One of its chief object 1
to install habits of saving. Every member must have a aavingax
THE STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND. SUCCESSOR TO MITCH
ELL & LYNDE INVI7ES
to open an account in its SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
OXE DOLLAR OPENS THE ACCOfT.
The bank pa38 4 per cent interest two times a year. x
Our bank has been in business since 1S52 and is the oldest bank
IN ROCK ISLAND
Thil Mitchell. President.
I. S. White, Vice President.
C. R. Chamberlin, Cashier.
K. T. Anderson, Assistant Cash
ier ehd Manager Savings Department.