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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1010.
b . NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS a
I Falls on Platform; Seriously Injured.
V-As the result of a fall backward on
the brick depot platform at the Mil
waukee depot Saturday night shortly
after 9 o'clock, Frank Schroeder, bag
gagemaster of the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway, is at St. Luke's
hospital, where he was taken shortly
after the Injury. He remained uncon
scious for several hours after the fall,
and the exact extent of his injuries
was Dot ascertained that night. At the
time Mr. Schroeder was hauling a load
ed truck in preparation for the arrival
of the 9:15 passenger, and was walk
ing backwards. He stumbled on some
thing, and fell backward, his head hit
ting the stony pavement with consid
erable force. He was picked up by
fellow employes and the ambulance
Crashes Into Car, Demolishing Auto.
William Schumann, a farmer residing
near Newton, Iowa, and his companion.
Miss. Amanda Tighe, both of whom
were speeding westward on Third
street Saturday night shortly before
11 o'clock, narrowly escaped serious
Injury when the machine in which they
were riding collided with full force
with a Northwest Davenport street car
at the corner of Third and Warren
streets. The force of the collision
.wrecked the automobile, which was a
Reo, and badly damaged the street car.
The young woman was severely cut
on the side of the head, but her injur
ies are not considered serious. Mr.
Schumann escaped with practically no
Henley Believed Insane. That
Charles Henley, the Pleasant Valley
farmer, was mentally unsound for sev
eral days previous to his self-destruction
is now the theory of relatives of
deceased. Mr. I lenity's disposition
was at all times reserved, and latelv
'had been especially taciturn over the
outlook for the future. Because he
would not complain of his distress to
members of his family, they were not
warned of his state of mind. The pur
chase of the onion farm, formerly
owned by A. D. Cramer, just outside
Pleasant Valley, would necessitate tho
sale of some of his stock. Mr. Henley
,'did not look upon his horses as being
beasts of burden. He had a strong at
tachment for therm and he was loth to
"part with them, particularly a number
Df horses which he had raised, worked
,. ith, talked to, and caressed for 10 or
12 years. His fondness for them made
him- regard them as almost human.
The old Henley homestead on which
lie had resided had been sold by the
heirs and Mr. Henley purchased the
Cramer place on this account. He had
accordingly sent out notices of a pub
lic jiale of his stock to be held next
Tnesday, after making a substantial
payment on his purchase. A week ago
yesterday Albert Bush of Davenport,
his son-in-law, went out to the farm to
do some hunting. He observed that
Mr. Henley was worried at this time
and had a long talk with him, in which
he tried to give him encouragement.
The conversation had been principally
. about "the- move about to be made by
Mr. Henley, which, it is eaid, friends
had intimated to him was not a wise
change. When the conversation had
ended, Mr. Henley said that he did
not. remember a word that Bush had
said. The funeral was held yesterday
Obituary Record. After a year's pa
tient suffering, the last three months
of which have been spent in bod.
Harro Harding, a lifelong- resident of
Davenport, died at his home, 1702
Main street, Saturday at the age of 55
Anr hard day at the offlr or
shop, your head achiner. your nerves
all tied up in knots, and your temper
anything but agreeable. Just remem
ber that Caparine will set you right.
It. removes the cause, puts you In
condition to enjoy your restful hours.
In the home where Caparine Is
always on hand there is good health
. and cheerfulness.
, 10c and 25c
' DeKato Drug: & Chem. Co., Ltd.
It's applied like paint
on Gas Stoves and
Pipe. Shines itself.
up Rust. Makes old
Screen New. Produces
Ebony Finish on Iron and Wood.
For sale by Allen, Myers t'co., I 8.
McCabe & Co.. Rock Island Hardware
Company, 111 & Ehleb.
years. He Was bom in Davenport Oct.
3, 1S55. Besides his wife he is surviv
ed by two sisters, Mrs. H. A. Emeis
and Mrs. G. Rusch of Davenport, and
two brothers, John Harding of Daven
port and Frank Harding of Oklahoma.
He was a nephew of the late Louis
Hanssen. The funeral was held this
afternoon at 2:30 at the home.
William Liedtka died Friday even
ing at 6:30 at his home, 820 West
Fourth street after an illness of 18
months, the cause of death being heart
failure, at the age of 58 years. He
came to Davenport a shOTt time ago
from Ottawa. 111., and his wife died
about two years ago. He was born in
crkhnrct West Pmssia. Germany,
Oct. 1, 1S52, and came to America in
1SS0. He is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Albertena McDowell of Daven
port, and a brother, Charles Liedtka
of Moline. The remains were sent to
Ottawa, the old home, for burial, which
took place today.
Notice Is hereby given, that on
Tuesday, the third day of January,
A. D., 1911. in the city of Rock Is
land, 111., an election will be held
for voting for or against the adop
tion of the commission form of gov
ernment for the city of Rock Is
land. Which election will be opened at
7 o'clock in the morning and shall
be closed at 5 o'clock in the evening
of that day.
Places for registration and voting
will be as follows:
First ward, first precinct 413
First ward, second precinct 600
Second ward, first precinct 1014
By EDWARD YONS HACKETT.
MOXG English speaking people
there can be found no more
quaint observance of the sea
son than that In vogue among
the woodsmen of northern Michigan.
Throughout this great timber belt there
are thousands of men employed, and a
large proportion of them see the out
side world but once or twice a year
when they journey to Sault Ste. Ma
rie or other nearby towns to make pur
chases of the season's clothing.
Throughout this great wooded dis
trict two-thirds of the men are Canad
ians, many of them devotedly religious,
and Christmas among them begins,
properly speaking, the 20th of Decem
ber. However, these men perform
Alili KW1TS A MABOH AROTTSTD.
their usual labors until the 24th day
of the month, and then the festivities
begin In earnest.
During the four days preceding the
celebration, however, it must be under
stood that the work is not so strenu
ous, and the monotonous buzz of the
saw and the ring of the ax are frequent
ly interrupted by merry burats of song
and anecdotes of those who have pass
ed away daring the previous season.
In Chippewa county there are many
camps or settlements, each controlled
by a recognized leader, and long before
the holidays the point of celebration .3
decided upon. By Christmas eve the
men, women and children hare all as
sembled at the chosen camp, -where
elaborate preparations have been made
for their comfort, and at 10 o'clock in
the morning of that day the duly elect
ed master if ceremonies addresses the
multitude of people assembled and out
lines the program of the week to fol
low, for these celebrations continue to
the 31st day of December.
After his speech the oldest daughter
of the oldest resident Is elected queen
of the holidays. Her corps of as
sistants is quickly chosen from the ed
ucated classes, and from their decis
ions pertaining to the week's celebra
tion there can be no appeal. During
the remainder of the day many
speeches are given, refreshments of
many kinds are served, and family
groups flock together and relate their
own folklore, while the queen, assisted
by her advisers, examines and selects
the various fowls to be served on tha
following and subsequent days.
Christmas day Is but an hour old
when all assemble and indulge in re
ligious services, while the pine knots,
Oaring and spluttering In the night air,
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Second ward, second precinct
919 Sixth avenue.
Third ward, first precinct Coun
ty jail building, Third avenue and
Third ward, second precinct
143 4 Seventh avenue.
Third ward, third precinct 1101
Fourth ward,' first precinct 1914
Fourth ward, second precinct
Trinity church vestry, rear 1818
Fifth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-second street.
Fifth ward, second precinct
chmtrTs store. 823 Twentieth street.
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth Btreet.
Sixth ward, second precinct Rear
of 2 700 Seventh avenue.
Seventh ward, first precinct 3110
Seventh ward, second precinct
Peterson' carpenter shop, 510 Forty
Seventh ward, third precinct
Gannon's paint shop, Fourteenth
avenue between Thirty-eighth and
M. T. RUDGREN,
City and town clerk.
Rock Island, 111.. Dec. 12, 1910.
The art of land surveying owes its
origin to the fact that the Egyptians
were unable to keep permanent monu
ments on land which was overflowed
every year by the Nile. Under such
circumstances it became necessary to
have some means of reidentifying the
various pieces of land. The instru
ments and mathematical methods of
astronomy, with suitable modifications,
were used by the Egyptians for land
add a beautiful and" weird aspecF to
the scene. At sunrise all the men, wo
men and children, arrayed In their
best, assemble at a prearranged spot
and form a large circle, the women
generally in plain woolen garments
and the men in high topped spiked
shoes and dark fiannel shirts.
In the center of the group stand the
husbandmen, or slayers of the fowls,
waiting. A grindstone and six men
three to grind the axes and three as
sistants, are also in the center of the
group. At a prearranged signal all the
people begin a march around, singing
and dancing; the grindstones are pnt
in motion, the axes are laid upon them
and the celebration is on In earnest.
The singing, dancing and counter
marching are continued until the axes
have attained a keen edge, when all
' heads are uncovered, while a dozen
men hand up the fowls fcr decapita
tion. The women take the plain fowls
In charge, and soon they are prepared
for the earth ovens.
Feasting, drinking and dancing then
continue until the last day of th.
year, when all depart to their various
THE TREE OF TREES.
By PETER M' ARTHUR.
Copyright. 1310. by American Press Asso
ciation. A TREE there is that all year round
Puts out its blossoms everywhere.
In every happy home it's found,
And once i year its fruit is fair.
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Its blossoms yield a peerless fruit.
As high as heaven its branches press
And deep as love it sends its root.
Our thoughts of those to memory dear
Will fill it with a radiant bloom
Whose fragrance charms the weary year
And floods with light our days of gloom.
A whispered wish, a childish sigh.
Will make a hopeful blossom spring,
And when le waiting months go by
The tree the longed for fruit will bring
rhe fruit it bears what art can show?
All kinds of tweets and wondrous toy; I
How can a tree so truly know
What gifts to bring for girls and boy? I
For old and young its branches bend
Beneath their burden of delight
ffith gifts-and trinkets without end
To cheer the heart and glad the sight.
And when eld Santa Claus comes round,
All white with snow, but full of fun.
He plucks the presents that abound
And leaves gift with every one.
He is the prince of woodsmen bold.
For he it is, and none but he,
w"ho gives the world to have and hold
. To JA""? JWlMJstaMsjree.
Dr. W. O. Beam Injured, Is Kicked by
Bank Deposits $7,403,055.-Aggre-gate
deposits in Moline's four banking
institutions at the present time is $7,
403,055. Last year at this time the de
posits of the three banks totalled $6,
000,289, an increase of $1,402,766 being
shown for the year.
Carlier Buried. Surrounded by a
few friends and without a minister to
say a parting word, Cyriel Carlier,
who was fatally injured a week ago
by a street car on the Third avenue
line, was laid to rest in Riverside cem
etery. His brother was the only rela
tive in attendance. Burial was from
Maher's undertaking parlors. There
was no singing and silently the hand
ful of men followed the remains to the
Thirty Houses in East Moline Are
Completed. Thirty houses4-result of
syndicate efforts in the New Shops
addition, East Moline, have been com
pleted and turned accepted. Walks
will be built in the spring. Many hous
es are made of stucco and
others are stucco to the center
beam, and frame above. All have sew
er and water connections and are
equipped with electric lights. George
W. Ross, manager of the East Moline
Land company, says that the buildings
just finished are the best workingmen's
houses he has ever seen.
Picture House License Issued. Fol
lowing an opinion handed down by
City Attorney A. H. Kohler, City Clerk
Oldefest Saturday issued a license to
the proprietors of the American five
cent theatre in the Old Kracke block
The citv clerk wrote the city attorney
asking for a written opinion on the ac
lion of the city council. Following is
the reply: "Your favor of the 16th
inst., asking my legal opinion In writ
ing as to the action taken by the city
council l)ec. 5, 1910, on petition pro
tesiing against any more licenses be
ing issued for motion picture shows
received. Your question is: Would
action of council amend or invalidate
opera house ordinance passed March
20, 190."), and approved March 21, 1905
or any other opera house or theatre
ordinance in effect at that time. The
regulation of opera houses and the
at res and also shows, as moving pic
ture shows, is established by ordi
nance regularly passed by the city
council, on file in your office. This or
dinance -provides for the issuance of a
license upon the payment of $25
There are other conditions and -regula
tions but the main one involved is the
license fee. It is a well known fact in
municipal law that an ordinance can
not be amended, repealed or suspend
ed by a resolution. The action which
amends, modifies or repeals a law
should be of equal dignity with the act
which enacts or establishes a law. A
resolution or an order is not law, but
merely the form in which the legisla
tive body expressed an opinion."
IDOLATRY IN MEXICO.
The Natives Still Sacrifice Animals ta
Their Favorite Gods.
It may not be as apparent, but as
a matter of fact idolatry has a strong1
a hold on the natives of the Mexican
hot land a-? when Cortes and his sol
diers marched through them on their
way to Honduras 400 years ago.
In the state of Oaxaca, in which is
Tehuantepec, there is near every vil
lage some secluded spot be It a cave,
the top of a mountain or n forest, en
circled pool whither the people clan
destinely repair in order to make sac
rifices to their gods. The favorite sac
rifice is a goat, a turkey or other fowl,
the head of which is cut off an'l buried,
while the soil and the other offerings,
consisting of dishes of food and a
gourd filled with an intoxicating drink,
are sprinkled with the blood. The
place where these sacrifices are made
determines their effect. If a Tehuana
bears a grtidge against a neighbor he
will bury the bend of a chicken or the
bones of a dog at dead of night out
side of his' victim's house, though, on
the other hand, if the ceremony is per
formed within it can bring nothing
but good luck.
The natives of the isthmus firmly
believe that every child at birth bo-
All Who Suffer From Catarrh, Sore
Throat or Colds.
Millions of people throughout Amer
ica have breathed Hyomel (pronounce
it High-o-me) and now own a Hyomei
inhaler made of hard rubber.
If you own a Hyomei inhaler, no
matter where you live, you can get a
bottle of Hyomei at Harper House
Pharmacy and druggists everywhere
for only 50 cents.
Ask for an extra bottle of Hyomei
Inhalent: it is only 50 cents, and with
it you can cure a cough or a cold in a
You can get relief from catarrh or
stuffed up head in two minutes and
stop hawking and snuffing in a week.
Just pour a few drops of Hyomei into
the inrhaler and breathe it in that's
It's so easy and so pleasant and so
much more desirable than swalling
nauseating drugs. Breathe Hyomei over
the inflamed membrane of the nose and
throat and its soothing, healing action
will be felt immediately.
If you have not a Hyomei Inhaler,
get a complete Hyomei outfit at once.
This only costs $1, and with it comes a
Hyomei inhaler that will last a life
time and ought to be in every family.
For free' sample of Hyomei write
Booth's Hyomei Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
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comes Intimately connected with some
beast of the jungle, and the grownup
man will never hurt that particular
kind of animal. If the animal dies,
the child dies too. The question is to
determine just what kind of an animal
it is, and In order to reassure him
self tha father sprinkles ashes or dust
on the ground outside the house at
the child's birth and watches for a
apoor. Everybody's Magazine."
Experiment That Led to the Invention
of the Barometer.
The barometer was Invented by Tor
rlcelli, a pupil of Galilei, in 1643. In
attempting to pump water from a very
deep well near Florence he found that
in spite of all his efforts the liquid
would not rise higher in the pump
stock than thirty-two feet. This set
the young scientist to thinking, and as
he could not account for the phenome
non In any other way he was not slow
In attributing it to atmospheric pres
sure. He argued that water would
rise in a vacuum only to such a height
as would render the downward pres
sure or weight of the column of water
Just equal to the atmospheric pressure
and, further? that should a heavier fluid
be used the height of the column could
be much reduced. To prove this he
selected a glass tube four feet long
and after sealing one end filled it with
mercury and then inverted it in a
basin containing a quantity of the same
peculiar liquid. The column in the
tube quickly fell to a height of nearly
thirty inches above the mercury In the
basin, leavlug'in the top of the tube a
vacuum which is the most perfect that
has ever been obtained and which is
to this day called the Torrlcelli vac
uum in houir of its discoverer. The
name of the. instrument means "air
measure." and its fundamental princi
ples cannot be better illustrated than
by the above described experiment
It was at St. Andrews, in Scotland,
the home of golf, where the links
stretch away over the moors by the
sea, and dear, quiet Aunt Mary had
gone up from London to visit a golfing
family of nephews and nieces. At tea
the first afternoon some one managed
to stop talking jo!f long enough to
ask, "Well, Aunt Mary, and how did
you spend the morning?"
"Oh, I enjoyed myself immensely,
my dear. I went for a walk on the
"A good many people seemed to be
about, and some of them called out to
me in a most eccentric manner, but I
didn't take any notice of them. And,
oh, my dear, I found such a numbcf
of curious little round thincsl I
brought them home' to ask you what
Hereupon Aunt Mary opened her
workbag and produced twenty-four
A Few Exceptions.
There was no love lost between Ru-
fus and his teacher. Rufus thought j
the teacher .-as a severe and oeca-
sionally unjust person who had never!
known what it was to be young and
full of fun, while the teacher consid-1
ered the little darky both stupid and;
"You are not attending to what I i
say, Rufus," said the teacher one day j
in the midst of an address to her class, i
"Yes, teacher, truly I is." said Rufus, j
with the reversion to the speech he '
had learned at home which often ac
companied groat earnestness.
"You should neyer say 'I is'.' " com
manded the teacher. "I have told you i
that a hundred times. You know the1
correct form. There are no exceptions
to its use. Give me two examples at
"Yas'm," said Itufus meekly. "I am
one of de letters ofyie alphabet. I am
a pronoun." Youth's Companion.
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers. j
People's Power company, Moline, to !
Rock 'Island Manufacturing company, j
31, IS, lw, $1.
M. C. Kennedy, et al., to James F.
Kennedy, . southwest quarter, north
west quarter, .".6. 10, 5w, $1,035.
Thomas Campbell to I.adessa Mab-
ly, lot 3ft, Campbell's addition. Rock
Island, South Rock Island. $2,200.
Arthur H. Connell to Kate Miles,
part lot 3, block 6, Edward's First ad-
Why not remember
with a box or basket
Cut Flowers m
Lillies of the Valley
330 Twentieth St
Our stock of Xmas
have ever handled.
dition. Moline; lot, on Sixth avenue, N'oorden, lot 1. block 2, M. A. Ro-1-Wood's
Third addition, Moline, 22, 33, J man's subdivision, Hale s addition,
Iw, $1. j Hock- Island. $1.
.lames and Nancy McGinniss to i (lust Kd to ln lcn ( Ed. lot R, block
James A. Summers and James F. Ken-! K. Kdgrwood Park, Hock Island, $1
n"dy, west half, southeast quarter, "6. ! tii'O.
1. 5w. $200.
Herman Schumacher to S. E. Van
Soil your clothes, if you
Rut it isn't necessary. And it takes a lot
of time, and costs quite a little money.
The thousands of women who use P.andG.
The White Naphtha Soap, save both time
They don't boil their clothes; and yet the
clothes are sweeter and cleaner than if washed
with ordinary laundry soap and boiling water.
The naphtha in P.andG. loosens the dirt.
Soap and water remove it.
Read and follow the directions on the in
side of the wrapper.
and careful attention.
CHANN0N & DUFVA
West 1lth St., Reck Island.
A New School for Rock Island1
Richardson Ladies' Tailor and Dressmaking School has open
Mi a permanent school at 1719 Second avenue, over Cramp
ton's book 6tore. Any one Interested in high art drcFsmak
lng should not fail to secure this knowledge. You can raaka
your own clothes for the coming" season absolutely free at
the Richardson Dressmaking school if you take a full course
of instruction and learn the Richardson tailor system. You
are cordially invited to visit our school. Patterns cut to jour
measure. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings
from 7 to 9- Daily S;30 to 5 p. m.
Flowers For Xmas
your friends this Xmas
of flowers or a handsome
A mas XVnpers
decoration is the flcet e
Holly wreathes, mistletoe
trees in nb
Henry F. Pflngston to C. H. Widens,
southwest quarter, P. 31, 2e, $1.
for the woman
her own work
A S your
your piumnme IV-V - f-ih
cn satis- i ''rz7'k
We are ready to install for you, on
short notice, modern equipment,
which will meet your most exacting;
demands as to reliability, lone service
We supply "Uttdard" guaranteed
fixtures, and cie all orders prompt
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