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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1911.
TO SURFACE IN
Sears Residents Claim Startling
Discoveries in County Pau
ASK FOR CONDEMNATION
One Caket Located at Depth of 10
and Another at 14 Inches- Un
dertakers in Denials.
Alleging that caskets containing the
remain of paupers buried in potters'
field at the expense of Rock Island
county in some instances are not more
than 10 inches below the surface, resi
dents of Sears whose homes are in
close proximity to the cemetery, which
la located east of the Twelfth street
road, bare entered protest with Super
risor O. H- Richmond of South Rock
Island township with a view to having
the burial grounds condemned and dis
continued for the purposes to which It
Is now put.
Supervisor Richmond has promised
that an Investigation shall be conduct
ed to verify the startling charges that
have been made. The complaining
residents of Sears declare that if the
county board, which controls the prop
erty, refuses to act in accord wfth their
expressed wishes, they will carry their
grievance before the Illinois state
board of health.
WHAT TWO MEN LEA R ED.
"During last summer we were an
noyed by odors from the cemetery,"
cald a resident of Sears to an Argus
representative today, requesting that
hie name not be published at this time.
"Several of the neighbors got together
and we concluded that bodies were not
Interred to a depth of bIx feet, the
standard observed In all cemeteries of
the land. We hesitated as to a means
of procedure to obtain, relief, realizing
that the case was rather a delicate
one with which to proceed. During the
past month we had our suspicions con
firmed when we visited the cemetery
and made soundings. We found that
the coffin in one grave was located ex-1 a oreif stay. He will Jeave Monday j A aocior un a nn practice, eiana
actly 10 inches below the surface, and ' for California. j ing high in the society of his home
another Just 14 inches. Who is respon-1 Mrs. Marion Humphreys, wife oftown of Fruita, Colo., and who gives
sible we are not prepared to state, ! the pastor of the Central Presbyter-1 away with himself three automobiles,
but we know what we are talking ' ian church, this morning received aa fine home, all the luxuries of life.
about. It's a terrible condition, to say
the least, and with our homes situated
near by we must have relief."
The county cemetery was originally
a private burying ground. It has been
in use as a cemetery since IS 17.
- NEW TO CORO'ER ROE.
"Ifa the first I heard of it." Coroner j
v r. oa saia louay. n course.
such a condition might exist without
my knowledge. The proper source '
through which to obtain a correction
is the county board, as the property is :
owned and maintained by the county."'
Local undertakers disclaim any
knowledge of reported conditions at
the county cemetery.
"I can speak only for such burials as
have been conducted by my forces."
undertaker B. F. Knox stated. "Every !
. .4 w . . n V. J , I 1 . 1 . .- . j
uwuj uit uoic iuiri reu iu wi- put-
ters neid has been placed at the re- j Williams college at illiamstown, i want no western girl. I bad one exper
quired depth." I Mass.. and postgraduate of Harvard j ience which proved to be very disas-
The bodies that I have burled there j university, arrived here last night trous and expensive. I am fond of
are In graves of the standard depth." I from Chicago for a conference with j pleasure, have three automobiles;
Undertager C. R. Wheelan said. "I ', Superintendent of Schools H. B. Hay-,i can make the right party very han-
can t conceive or such carplesenpsa as .
has been charged. An investigation
ought to bring out the facts."
Undertaker W. E. O'Malley stated
that he has found, upon investigation
of the last potter's field burial that ;
was conducted by his concern, that
the grave was dug to a depth of five
feet. Mr. O'Mslley hired two men to
dig the grave.
GRACE CHURCH ROOF
IS FOUND ON FIRE
While Pastor Is Holding Meeting
With Confirmation Class
While the pastor. Rev. I. O. Noth
steln, was holding a meeting with
his confirmation class last evening at
S o'clock, fire wan discovered in the
roof of Grace English Lutheran
church. Seventh avenue and Forty
fourth street. A young man, a mem
ber of the class, secured a ladder,
ascended to the roof, tore loose the
flaming shingles and there was no
THE DEADLINESS OF SIN
Dr. Reed Preavchee to Ijirgr Conge
gration at First Baptist Church.
Another strong meeting was held
last evening at th First Baptist
church in the series of evangelistic
meetings now being conducted under
the leadership of the ftastor, Rev. H.
W. Reed. A number of new conver
sions were reported. The large
chorus choir is doing splendid service.
Miss Crtosman's solos are a feature of
very evening. The pastor showed the
With great care, by a new process,
Produce flavorings of rare excellence.
Do You Know
That at the primary under the
commission form of municipal
government to be held in Rock
Island Feb. 2S yoo will be per
mitted to rote for but one can
didate for mayor and for four
candidates for commissioners?
The two candidate for mayor
and the eight candidates for
conmlsaioners receiving the
highest number of votes will
then go before the people for
final choice at the election to
Many have been under the
mistaken impression that each
voter was entitled to express his
preference for two candidate
for mayor and eight candidates
All candidates before the pri
mary must file their petition on
or before Feb. 18.
deadlinesa of sin In his sermon, baa
ing his thought on the text In Ezek:
18:4, "The soul that ainneth, it shall
Tonight the pastor will preach on
"Man's Inability to Escape from fiin."
It Is expected that a large attenAnce
will be present.
Ben Benson has returned to Ripon
college to resume his studies.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Salzmann and
son Roy departed last night for a visit
at Los Angeles, Cal.
Forrest W. Rambo of Chicago, for
merly of Rock Island, is calling on
friends In the city.
Sewall D. Collins will leave Satur
day for Ann Arbor, Mich., where he
will become a student at the state
Miss Mary Knox and Harry Knox,
who have been visiting in Chicago
for several days, will return home
William Bpeeher arrived home yes
terday from Cairo, where he has been
employed with a railroad construc
tion company for several months.
H. G. Priffil of Anaconda, Mont.,
'who has been visiting with relatives
here, left yesterday for Chicago for
message from her former home atj"u uanuwiuo uu um ,
Windsor, Mo., telling of the serious ! should hold the attention of matrimo
illness with grip and pneumonia ofjnlally inclined lassies and cause them
her father. Samuel Schwab. Rev. I to seize peu and paper and get into
land Mrs. Humphreys and son, Jiar
'. ion. left at noon for Windsor, and
Mr. Humphreys will go as far as
a cn" for the better in Ir.
Schwab-8 health he will return home,
Tf ftt hft .ln to Windsor, and
! in that event may not be at home
for the Sunday services. However,
' the usual services will be held, and
;if the pastor is unable to return, he
j wm supply the pulpit.
iTQ QQ NEW
Hadon W. Kdson .May lie Kngaged
for High School.
aen. t-rincipai a. j. tsunon or iub
hitch school and members of the
board of education in regards to se
curing a position as Instructor of
English and history at Rock Island
high school. Mr. Edson spent today
in conference with the local school
! officials and it is probable that he
will be secured aa instructor.
INJURED AT SCHOOL; D!ES0LD PHYSICIAN CALLED
Frithoff Hansen. Aged lO, Victim of! '
Frithoff Iiansetf, aged 10, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Olof Hansen. 1805
Third avenue, Moline, injured in the
head two weeks ago when he was
thrown against a desk In Lincoln
school" by a playmate, died last night
supposedly of concussion of the
brain. A postmortem examination is
to be conducted.
'Big Trust Deed Filed.
A trust deed for $600,000 was filed
for record in the circuit clerk's office
aftamnnn tha T rtlln. llva mn i .
company having secured a loan of this j
amount from the Chicago Title and !
Trust company. The deed is dated Jan.
More Petitions Filed.
Six additional candidates for the
nomination . for commissioner filed
their petitions today with the city
clerk. They were J. "W. Van Arsdel.
Milton I Morrill. Joseph J. Doerlng. !
Cyrus D. Gordon, Edward H. Bow- j
man and Charles J. Smith.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
er disappoints those who use It for
obstinate coughs, colds and irrita
tions of the throat and lungs. It
stands unrivalled as a remedy for
all throat and lung Qlseases. Sold
by all druggists.
JUMPS IN A BUGGY
Mr. and Mrs. J. K- Weber and Child
Have a Narrow Es
cape. A fractious horse almost caused a
serious accident this afternoon at t
o'clock when he became frightened by
a street car, reared up and came down
to earth and planted his front feet
in a buggy standing nearby, and la
which were seated a crippled man,
'his wif and little baby.
The accident occurred at the corner
of Seventeenth street and Second ave
nue. S. Fryer waa driving the skit-
tish horse which was hitched to a
two-wheeled cart. A street car, ap-
preaching, frightened the animal, and
It was soon beyond control of the driv.
er. Because of other vehicles and
cars nearby, J. E. Weber of South
Rock Island, who was one of .the near
victims, was unable to escape the
pathway of the horse. " The Weber rig,
which had Just been purchased, was
Mr. and Mrs. Weber were lifted from
their rig by people who, were attracted
to the scene of the accident. Neither
sustained a scratch, much to the won
der of those who were witnesses of the
accident. It took several minutes to
extricate the horse from his tangled
position in the broken boggy. The
horse's left hip and leg were barly
LOOKING FOR A WIFE;
RED TRESSES BARRED
Western Physician of Means Ad
dresses Letter to the Girls of
Girls, here Is the chance of your
life. If you are between 18 and 40
(and where Is there the woman who is
not?) and have not been blessed with
the distinction of auburn tresses, you
are eligible to apply for one of the
beat catches of the west.
' This offer is only open to Illinois
girls, and the city of Rock Island, over
flowing as it is with witching dam
sels, ought to easily outbid the girls
of the other parts of the state and cop
the grand prise.
communication with the searcher after
a loving spouse. The address is Dr.
F. C. Nichols. Fruita, Colo., and that
gentleman recommends himself to the
maidens and widows of Illinois In the
1 "T am a western man. not much ae-
iquainted with eastern people, and am
. desirous of making the acquaintance
of Eome true. Illinois girl in view to
matrimony, and being too busy to come
to your state, I take this method of
getting into communication with some
good, home-loving lady looking for a
husband. I have a good business, plen
ty of means and property, aged 44,
above the average in appearance, and
j py and comfortable. I prefer a highly
I educated and refined woman, one who
! knows how to appreciate a homo and
Igood husband. I am not so particular
'about her age, anywhere between II?
J and 40; no redhaired woman need an
i swer; don't object to a blonde, but
: would not marry any woman with red,
-. jpn .. nuw r i .neuo nc
rumba to Pneumonia.
Aledo, Feb. 2. (Special.) The death
of Dr. Joseph M. Wallace occurred at
his home in Aledo yesterday at 4 p. m.
For nearly 35 years he had been a suc
cessful practitioner, and was one of
the oldest physicians in Mercer coun
ty, being the oldest in Aledo. His
death was due to pneumonia, after an
illness of about three weeks. His son,
Dr. James Wallace, had practically
given up r!1 practice during his fath
er s Illness to attend him. and all that
skilled physicians and nurses could do
for h1m w QOne
To whom it may concern: I wish
to give notice that I will not be re
sponsible for any debts contracted by
ray wife, Bffle Dobblear. after this
date. PETER DOBBLEAR.
Jan. 30. 1911.
Notice to My Patrons.
I I have decided to discontinue retait
jing my own make of mustard aa I
nev-!Te ln th Past and afur this date
th "Bie win be focild for
Feb, 1 1811. -
Saves Two Uvea.
'Neither mf sister nor myself
might be living today If it had not
been for Dr. King's New DlBoovery,"
writes A. D. McDonald of Fayette
tllle, N. C. R. F. D. No. 9, "tot we
both had frightful eorgfcs that no
other remedy could help. We were
told my slater had consumption. She
was vsry weak and had night sweats
bvt your wonderful medicine com
pletely cured us both. It's the best
I ever used or heard of." For sore
lungs, coughs, colds, hemorrhage,
grip, asthma, hay fever, croup,
hooping cough all bronchial trou
blesIt's supreme. Trial bottle
free; SO cents and tl. Guaranteed
67 all druggists.
The Argna will a lad to receive aa
paUh fnumlMtiwi HnUtcs te 304
woraa each frene eittaCM feeariaa; strict
ly mm the .allBeatloaa tor anarer mr
conuBlssloacra aaier the aew fema af
ranalrlpal aravevaaaaat la the city af
Rack; falaa. Catr1fca,tars ta tfcla eaU
ua anar ilga their awa aamea ar may
aae aana-de-plaatea aa they aee flt, bat
the real aaaia aC tha aathar aanat fc
kaawa to The A raja la each taataaee.
The eeauaaalcatiaaa maat he ahaolately
frea fraaa aeeaaaalltiea ar atalttlca. la
a nort, they maat be eoaflaed to what
heal 4 be the aaUflcatloas af the aaea
who are to acrve uader the aew order
of etty rostral.
Editor The Argus: Permit me to
commend the spirit which prompts you
to offer the columns of your paper for
a discussion of the qualifications for
mayor and commissioners or this city.
Our people expressed themeselves in
no uncertain terms on the adoption of
the commission plan, and signified
their displeasure at the old system and
To be a satisfactory candidate for
mayor a man should have reached ma
ture age. have resided In this city at
least 10 years, be a taxpayer, owner of
property and a man of family, known"
to have successfully conducted a bus
iness or profession, and whose honesty,
sagacity and sound business judge
ment is unquestioned. He should have
the courage to stand by his own con
victions and regulate the evils that are
sure to be found in a city of this size
in a reasonable and conservative man
ner. He should be big enough to appre
ciate the honor conferred, broad
enough to stand honest criticism and
dignified enough to conduct his cam
paign for election as the law contem
plates, and, if elected, to conduct him
self in a manner that will be a credit
to himself and an honor to the city.
With a mayor and four commission
ers of this character elected, the
people need have no fear for the suc
cess of the commission form of govern
ment in Rock Island.
Editor The Argus Dear Sir: May
or and commissioners elected by the
people of Rock Island to serve their
manifold interests in life to the ut-
most should be men of conscience.
through knowledge of work in hand,
free, and willing to live in their work;
men of broad mind, to freely leave to
all to love and serve God in their
very own way; be like the immovable
rock In obeying, creating and enforc
ing law for all to live on; so as to
make this city indeed a happy whole.
Yours for the best,
M. J. B. SIEBRAN'DTS.
(One too young to vote.)
MATTER STILL IN THE AIR
Brewery Employes IMfTerences Still
Far From Settlement.
The disagreement which caused the
strike of the Rock Island Brewing conv
pany employes last Saturday is still
unsettled, and from the present out
look may drag along for several more
days before anything is done. The ar
bitration board which was chosen to
represent the employes and the com
pany has gotten together several times
to choose a fifth man. One side has nam
ed one man, but he was unfavorable
to the other 6ide, and so was rejected.
SCHENCK WILL PROBATED
Widow Is Named as Heir and Execu
trix of Estate.
The will of the late John C. F.
Schenck of this city was admitted to
probate this morning by Judge B. S.
Bell. It named the widow, Mrs. Chris
tine Schenck. as the chief heir and as
the executrix of the estate. It was di
rected, however, that after her death
the property should be divided among
the surviving children. The instru
ment was dated Sept. ft, 1908.
Licensed to Wed.
Clay C. Kilgore Creston, Iowa
Miss Elizabeth Hollberg .... Moline
Irvln W. Hillyer , . Nichols
Miss Carrie B. Sturms
Alek Theofllis Moline
Miss Marie Damita . . . Davenport
Andrew Olsen Calamus, Iowa
Miss Anna Piatt . Buena Vista, Iowa
Hulen H. Hamilton. Carrolltown, 111.
Miss Amaaetta F. Benson
Woman Granted Divorce.
Mrs. Anna E. B. Grigo of this city
was granted a divorce from her hus
band, Yohamma Grigo, who defaulted.
A statutory offense was charged.
Large Shipment of Spring and Sum
mer Woolens Arrives.
One of the largest shipments of tail
ors' woolens ever received in the tri
cities was unpacked iLis week by the
Real Tailoring company in the Illinois
For UIEIcoi&sj Skia Diseases
M a ftiut Kergst-M firs lef Peter
Medical Htm imirilnfi.-jnlMHi
blooS-?oMirinC properties of Red Clover
Bloteom. Pare biood mwu perfect
teelth. Get iosm ead fttay weU by nstrg
this elm pie rerae tbtt purLSe tbe blood.
Let aa mmd rtm twck.t 'itxr-rsn of
peopia wo We eaaa mii timet lor
ad othar ohmbm et IS alao.
Ask yew drarrut 'or HewflttVs Extract
Scarf todaiforfrm SoaSiat
B. KEE9SA1TS SOUS. UkaaUa 1
MRS. E. G. VELIE
DIES IN MOLINE
Daughter of Late John Deere
Succumbs After Protract
FOUR CHILDREN SURVIVE
Born in Grand De Tour, in., but Res
I d ent of County Since 1S4T Dr.
J. H. Harpster Pseeee.
Mrs. Emma Charlotte Veil, widow
of the late Stephen H. Vails, died at
6 o'clock this morning at her home.
Eleventh street apd Eleventh ave
nue, Moline, following an Illness of
many months of paresis, tha sams ail
ment that caused the demise of her
brother, the late Charles H. Deere.
Mrs. Velie was a daughter of John
Deere, founder of the plow industry
bearing the name in Mellae. She
was born in March. 140. in Grand
De Tour, 111., coming with her par
ents to Moline when she was seven
years of age. Her marriage with Mr.
Velie was aolamnlzed May 10, 180.
Mr. Velie at that time was associated
with C. O. Webber in the foundry
business in this city and the young
couple took up residence ta Rock Is
land. Subsequently they removed to
Princeton, 111., and In 1853 they re
turned to Moline, where Mr. Velie
became associated with bis father-in-law,
John Deere, in plow manufac
turing. There are surviving Mrs. Velie four
children: William I Velie and Mrs.
Grace Harper, Moline; Charles D. Ve
lie, Minneapolis, and Stephen H. Ve
lie. Kansas City, Mo.
While the arrangements are yet in
complete, it is probable that the fun
eral will be held next Sunday after
noon. DR. JOHN HI5BT HARfSTER.
Dr. John Henry Harpster, a prom
inent worker in Augustana synod and
well known in this city, died of grip
yesterday at his home in Mount Airy
a suburb of Philadelphia. Dr. Har
pster visited here last November and
gave addresses on foreign missions.
While in the city he was a guest at
the home of Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Foss.
Dr. Harpster was born in Center
Hall. Pa., in 184S. He had spent
most of his ministerial life In the
India mission fields. He is survived
by his widow.
FUNERAL OF HENRY RETTIO.
The funeral of Henry Rettig was
held this morning at 9 o'clock from
the late residence. 732 Seventeenth
street, with services at St. Joseph's
church, conducted by Dean J. J. Quinn.
Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
FTNERAt, OF SISTER AtJGtJSTINB.
The funeral of Sister Augustine, who
died yesterday afternoon at the Villa
de Chantal, will be held tomorrow
morning at 8 o'clock fromi the Villa
chapel. Services will be conducted by
Dean J. J. Quinn, pastor of St. Jo
seph's church, and burial will be in
the Villa burying grounds.
FOREMAN J. E. LOY
MOVED TO CHICAGO
n. W. Ellett Placed in Charge of Lo
ral Roundhouse of the Rock
A change ln the general foreman
ship of the local rounhouse and shops
of the Rock Island. road became ef
fective today, B. W. Ellett of Chi
cago succeeding John E. Ley, for
many years in charge here. Mr. Ley
has been assigned to the Forty-sev
enth street, Chicago, roundhouse ln
the capacity of assistant foreman. Mr.
Ellett has been assistant foreman at
Gladstone Anthony of Davenport,
who for three years has been billing
clerk at the local freight office of
the Rock Island road, has resigned
to become Inspector in Rock Island
for the Western Railway Weighing
association, and yesterday entered
upon his new duties.
FAMILY AWAY; HOME BURNS
Dwelling of WIlHam Hoke. Moline, Is
DeKtroyed by Fire.
While the family was absent yes
terday afternoon the home of William
Hoke, just beyond th limits of the
city of Moline, caught fire from some
unknown source and was totally d
stroyed. with a loss, partially cover
ed by insurance, of $1,200. The
household furniture was saved.
MASON SPEAKS IN MOLINE
Ex-UnBted fttate Senator to Address
William G. Mason of Chicago, for
mer United 8tates senator, has been
secured to give sn address before the
After-Dinner club. Moline, the even
ing of Feb, 13. His subject is to be
REV. OLLERENSHAW ILL
Pastor of MediapeUs Chart Who
Has Presatned Here Near Death.
Rev. W. G. Oglevee. assistant pas
tor of Broadway Presbyterian church,
left yesterday afternoon for Medlapo
11s. Iowa, where he was called by the
serious iUness of Rev. Samuel Ollersn
shaw of that city. Rev. Oglevee was
formerly pastor at Medlapolls. and
came to this city from there. Rev.
OUerenshaw has on a namber of occa
sions preached before the congrega
tions of Broadway Presbyterian church
and South Park, Presbyteries chspel.
All the news an the time The
Order Your Spring 0'Coat Now
See Our Windows.
Illinois Theatre Building
Rock Island, IU
You need no substitute
for general uses.
Rexine softens hard wa
ter and whitens clothes.
Full quarts 25c, gal
lons 75 c.
Sold by most grocers.
R. S. PLACE
REAL CASH GROCER
2113 Sixth Avenue
Six bars Rub-No-More i
Six packages Gold Dust 25o
Eight boxes matches .... 2 Be
K. C. baked beans,
two for 15c
One gallon kraut Ifjc
LIMITS CAMPAIGN EXPENSE
Wisconsin Corrupt Practices Act
Holds U. 8. Senators to S3.500.
Madison. Wis., Keb. 2. A corrupt
practices measure Introduced ln the
senate today limits, tbe campaign ex
penses of United States senators to
$3,500; congressmen to $1,500; candi
dates for the state tickets to $2,000;
state senators to $500; and assembly
men to $250.
Rheumatism Cured In 24 Hours.
T. J. Blackmore of Heller &
Blackmore, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A
short time since 1 procured a bottle
of Dr. Detchon'a Relief for Rheuma
tism. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism is
the only medicine that did me any
good. I bad five of the best physi
cians in tbe city, but I received very
little relief from them. I know Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism to
be what it is represented and take
pleasure in recommending it to
other poor sufferers." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1601 Second avenue. Rock
Island, and Gust Schlegel, 20 West
Second street. Davenport.
John .P. Dolly For Mayor
In V "
.. i .I,. '
For honesty and efficiency in city
JOHN P. DOLLY.
Pay Us a Reasonable Price.
E. H. Clement
Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries 326 Twentieth Street
Specials for This Week at
1,000 pounds fresh creamery
butter, pound 25c
While It lasts, none wholesale.
Emperor coffee, pound . 22o
Good bulk coffee.
pound 20c and 23c
three psckages JfJc
Party Flakes, package 12VC
10c can cocoa Co
Asparagua tips, can .... 25o
Can pears 10e
Can apricots Ifjc
Csn peaches Ifjo
Sauer kraut, quart 0q
Large can pure white
Large package Gold Dust 150
:kt rem need a ton of COAL
and that fcf Is the place to
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FRAZEEt COAL CO.
eitlee, 123 Tfetrtf Ave.,
rfceett.WcsteM. HUe. m.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy la
not a common, every aay couga mix
ture. It is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold in
the bead, throat, chest or lunge.
Sold by all druggists.
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