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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, . MONDAY, " APRIL 3, 1911.
UctnMd to Wao A marriage li
cense has been issued to William E.
Willis and Bertha Smitb, both of Ke
In Accident on Government Bridge.
As the result ot an. accident which
occurred on the slough bridge Fri
day evening, Miss Kate Bteckel, re
siding at 110 Warren street is con
fined at her home severely bruised.
The buggy in -which she and her es-
cort, whose name conld not be ascer
tained, were riding, was struck from
the rear by a street car and badly
wrecked. The yoang woman was
taken to her home in the city ambu
lance. Painters on 8trfke House painters
and paper hangers of the "closed
shops" of Davenport have gone on
strike for better wagee. Union men
of a dozen shops are affected by the
ultimatum and the strike comes
hen the bosses look for a record
breaking year. Members of the union
asked for an Increase of 74 to 19
cents per hour, advancing the scale
from S74 and 45 cents for workmen
and from 40 cents to 50 cents for fore
men. The so-called "open shops," are
not affected by the strike. There is
no working agreement between the
workmen snd the employers In these
Institutions, and union and non-union
men alike are employed. Employers
made an effort to compromise but It
is said that their offers were not ac
cepted. A member of one of the
larger concerns said yesterday that
If there was not an agreement with
the union men within a few days no
contract would be signed with the
union and the shops would be open to
non-union men. About thirty or for
ty men are out. The shops against
which the strikers are arrayed are
Fritz Witt, W. H. Fluke. Lepper, Wit
wer and a number of smaller ones.
Several of the larger and a number
of the smaller shops not bound by
contracts with the union are open,
these including Hall and Martin, Cam
eron Wall Paper company, Coetello
Wall Paper company, John Jehring,
and Harry Godwin. "We are Just
coming upon one of the busiest years
since 1900," said one of the. open shop
men. "There will be - an enormous
amount of house painting and paper
hanging on account of the building
boom. We pay our men according to
merit. Fresco men can earn more
money than those handling the bniEh.
The strike will doubtless be settled
within a few days."
Obituary Record. At Mercy hospi
tal, where he had been confined for
several days, Gerhard Grafing, an
aged resident of Bennett, Iowa, pass
ed away, Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Bennett, who was very well
known in Cedar county, was born in
Germany, July 12, 1835. The follow
ing children survive him: John Graf
ing, of Leigh, Neb., Henry GraSng of
Olivet, 8. D., Charles Grafing, of Dav
enport, Mrs. Theresa Ruge, of While
Sulphur Springs, Mont., Mrs. Lena Jo
hann, of Bennett and Mrs. Sophia
Bargmann of Madison, S. D. Mr. Graf
lng's wife, one son, William, and a
daughter, Mrs. Anna Lamp, preceded
him in death. The remains were tak
en to the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Lena Johann in Bennett, from which
place the funeral will be held Tues
day afternoon with interment at the
family lot in the New Liberty ceme
At her home, 3124 West Second
street, Saturday afternoon at 3:05
o'clock, Mrs. Caroline A. Lester nee
Griffith passed away after an illness
of three years duration. Mrs. Lester,
the news of whose death will be griev
ed by many friend3, had been bedfast
since last August and her demise did
not come unexpectedly. She was born
in Ohio. Nov. 15, 1S?0, being GO years,
4 months and 1C days of age. The
survivors are two daughters, Miss
Mabel, at home, and Mrs. Pearl Sut
ton, of St. Ixffls, Mo., one son, La
vette Lester, of Davenport; one sis;
ter, Mrs, Lydia McGulre, and a piece,
away Saturday-night at 9:20 o'clock at
his home, EzO-West Fifth street, after
an illness of about ten days. Death
came suddenly, his condition not hav
ing been considered serious by mem-bers-of
his .family. The deceased was
born In Maine, Germany, Jnne 11,
1845, and was accordingly aged 65
years, 9 months and 20 days. He was
united in . marriage in 18T5 to Miss
Ernestine Sthoel. She died in 1897.
He married Miss Minnie Wunder of
Davenport, in 1900, who now survives
with the following children, Richard
J, Herbert P., Clara KL. and Paula E.
Stelling. A brother, Claus of Daven
port and Fred of Wisconsin also sur
vive. The deceased was educated in
Germ axi y and was a prominent mem
ber of the Davenport Turngemeinde
Schuetaen society and the Kampfge
nossen. The funeral will be held from
the home Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock and the body will be incinerat
ed at theiDavenoprt crematorium.
Granted Divorce; Claimed Deser
tion. Alleging desertion on the part
of his wife, Fredrich Born has been
granted a decree of divorce in the dis
trict court by Judge Theophllus from
his wife Augnste Born. They were
married in 18R7. The sum of $335 is
given the defendant in the settlement
of the case
Mrs. Dr. Potter, both of Davenport.
Peter Jacob Stelling, one of Dav
enport's pioneer business men and
owner of the Stelling Sash and Door
factory on West Sixth street, passed
Mrs. Streed left Friday for a few
days' visit with her parents at Oak
vllle, Iowa. Her mother is very low,
having received a severe stroke of
Gustaf Brodine of Rockford, 111.,
spent a few days with his parents.
Rev. P. A. Brodine and family, last
Friday was examination day for the
teachers, therefore a vacation day for
the pupils. Several of the high school
and third room pupils took advantage
of vacation and visited the school of
Miss Lillie Asplund about three miles
east of town.
P. E. Brodine of Rock Island is visit
ing under -the home roof of Rev. Mr.
Buys Loop Realty. Theodore Tiet
gen of 1332 Fourth avenue paid at the
rate of J 160 per front foot for a piece
of realty at 409 Fourteenth street,
showing that realty inside the street
car loop is on the climb. Some time
ago F. J. Gans and Tietgen purchased
the realty merely as an investment and
Gans has now disposed of his interest
for $2,000. The lot is 25x74 feet, and
Tietgen says that it would take a fancy
sum to persuade him to dispose of the
property. He hasn't decided, but he
may erect a building . on the lot this
summer. He conducts a saloon at 1332
Fourth avenue, and this property is
owned by J. H. Mueller, who is plan
ning to erect a handsome brick build
ing, on the corner to replace the pres
ent frame structure.
Obituary Record. Mrs. E. N. Camp
bell of Thirty-eighth street has receiv
ed word of the death of her uncle, B.
D. Gallino, a former resident of this
county. His death occurred at Pu
eblo, Col., where he moved shortly af
ter the close of the civil war. His
younger days were spent in this coun
ty, and when the war broke out he en
listed at Rock Island. He was a car
renter by trade, but he followed rail
road work at one time, snd was super
intendent of a Colorado line for many
years. He was 74 years old. His only
surviving relatives are nieces and
nephews in this county.
Tennis Court Will Be Built at High
School. At a meeting Saturday of
the board of control of the High
School Athletic association it was de
cided to appropriate $50 to build a
tennis court. This is the first time
that the association has shown so
much interest in tennis. Miss Rura-
sey, Dorothy Ainsworth and E. P. Nut
ting were named as a committee to su
perintend the construction of the court.
Death Toll Heavy. Moline's death
records for the month of March tell
of grief and sorrow in scores of
homes, for 41 residents of this city
relinquished life's burden during the
month of storms and bluster. Forty
of the stricken approached death's
door through avenues of disease or
infirmities of old age. The coroner's
services were required on four occa
sions, that official being first called on
Saturday, the 4th. a gory day. The
first summons came early in the morn
ing following the killing of Carl M.
Gordon at the Intersection of Seventh
street and Fourth avenue oy a street
car. In the afternoon of the same
day the railway crossing at Fourth
street and railroad avenue was made
the scene of a tragedy, when Mrs.
Josephine Osterman was hurled to
her death after being struck by an
eastbound Rock Island flyer. No less
horrible was the fate of Charies E.
Johnston, a worker in the plant of the
D. M. Sechler Carriage company, who
was crushed between a heavy truck
and a post, while at his post in the
factory. He lived but a few hours aft
er the accident dying in great agony
at the city hospital. Lacking horror,
but unusual in circumstances, the de
mise of Carl Oscar Carlson on March
10 called for a post-mortem examina
tion and an inquest. The young man
was round dead. in bed and his death
was asscribed to natural causes. The
railroad claimed another victim
Thursday, the 23rd, when Charles F.
Maves, a blacksmith, was ground to
death under the wheels of a Rock Is
land railway freight train. He was
walking 'the ties near Twenty-seventh
street in the early morning when ov
ertaken and struck down.
A man who has shown his
ability in business, and to
whom you can look for a
good, clean business administration.
Robert Flynn of Hillsdale was a bus
iness caller here Wednesday.
Mrs. S. I Osborne is visiting at
Miss Susie Watkins, who clerks at
the postoffice here, was called to Ro
anoke, Va., where her sister Is very ill.
Mrs. George Newton is enjoying a
visit from her sister, Mrs. J. C. Payne
of v aterloo, Iowa.
Mrs. Lype is sick.
The Misses Katie and Nellie Phelp
have returned home from a visit at
The Social Club of Three will give a
dance at Kuhne's hall Thursday Even
Mrs. S. J. Glover was hostess to the
society of the Daughters of St. Mar
garet Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. LeRoy Hampson will entertain
the society of the Daughters of St, Mar
garet this week.
School closed Friday for a week's va
The Baptist Ladies' Aid society will
meet Wednesday with Mrs. Foreman
of Tenth Btreet.
Mayor Richard Walsh has returned
home from a business trip to Omaha in
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Copyright. 1910. by Street & Smith
Blcranf, sen of "Bsa Davwi
Blsuat ("BnaUr 8st-atorusb"). hu bee
rejected sy Patricia Annan. Dick Qui
try- ttm Mm a position with the Trsns
coattoantal raOway, which ta flghtln hla
father. sfcVtelsar. head ef the ratified.
and "Boas" Bkmat quarrel.
The bourn demand -that the railroad etow
the wee ef cshjs.s method. Golnr vM
te meet hia father. Evan meets a mai
wha takes him for a forestry em pi oy ea
Evan Is kidnaped by a band of men. evl
denuy land ooraeratlon agents, and is
taken at nlffht to a mansion seemlnf-ty
presided um wry a woman.
The baoea is Wartraae HaU. Senator
Blount's hoene. and the woman Is Erao'e
stepmother, whom he had never met.
The senator purposes running- Evan far
attorney general dee pits the young man's
recent arrival la the state. Evan ob
ject He hears his father called a po
in tex Binumi.
THE "VTeatkerforda, millionaire
mine people and so newly rich
that tlie crisp bank notes fair
ly crackled when Mrs. Weath
erford spent them, kept their lackered
and-'lrveried state In a castle-like boose
in Mean circle, the moat expensive If
not the most aristocratic no thorough
fare of the capital city.
Weatherford. the father, ejrged on
by Mrs. Weatherford. had political as
pirations pointing: toward a United
States senatorship. the election to
which wocld fall within the duty of
the next legislature.
The mine owner himself would will
ingly have dodged, but the ambitions
wife was inexorable. There were two
grown daughters and a growing son.
and It was for these that Mrs. Weath
erford was socially ambitious.
The reception, for which the sena
tor's wife bad driven her guest thirty
miles through the dust of the sage
brush hiUs. was one of the moves in
Mrs. Weatherford's private campaign.
From room to room in the vast
nouse'a curiously assorted throng of
the hidden ones worked its way as the
Jam and crush permitted.
It was a mark of the newness of the
Weatherford riches that the glass and
iron greenhouse, built out as an exten
sion of one of the drawing rooms, was
called "the herbarium." It was a re
production on a generous scale of a
The senator's party of three was
fashionably late at the function in
Mesa circle, but in the crush filling
the spacious drawing rooms the host
ess and her long tine of receiving as
sistants were still on duty.
Having successfully passed the line
with her husband and Patricia, little
Mrs. Blount looked about her, saw
Mr. Richard Gantry, signaled to him
with her eyes and, with the traffic
manager for her center rush to wedge
a way through the crowded rooms, was
presently lost to sight at least from
Miss Anners' point of view.
Whether she knew It or not, from
the moment of her appearance at the
hostess end of the long receiving line
the senator's wife bad been marked
and followed in her slow progress
through the crowded rooms by a pros
perous looking gentleman, whose hawk
like eyes never lost sight of her.
When his quarry stopped, as she did
frequently, to chat with one or an
other of the quests the man with the
eager eyes circled nervously and once
or twice seemed about to make the
opportunity which was so slow In
But it was not until the little lady
in the claret colored party gown had
drifted, still with a hand on Gantry
arm, in among the palm and banana
trees that the bird ef prey person
made his swoop. A moment later
Gantry had taken his commands and
was disappearing in the direction of
the refreshment tables, and the little
lady was saying, "Dear me, Mr. Hath
away, yon almost startled me!"
Tid IT said the lumber kin? rather
grimly, as if he meant the query to be
apologetic. "I am sorry. I didn't
mean to, but Mrs. Gordon said I
would find you here, and so I took the
liberty f er fUlowing you. I'm
needing a little straightening out, you
know, and r would you mind let
ting me talk business with you for a
mlnute-or two, Mrs. Blount 7
"Certainly not, if you can talk busi
ness in such a place as this," se said,
making 'room for him on the rustic
"Perhaps it Isnt business; perhaps
it's only politics," he resumed. "First,
I -wish you'd tell me what I've been
doing to get myself into your bad
She laughed easily. "Who said you
had been doing anything?" she asked.
"The senator," he answered shortly.
"He said I would have to make my
peace with you. I want to be put next
in this pigs in clover railroad puzzle.
Our contract with the Transcontinen
tal is about to expire, and I'd like to
get it renewed on the same terms as
"Well," she said Ingenuously, "why
don't you do it?"
"I can't," he blustered. "Everybody
has suddenly grown mysterious. Kit
tredge, the general superintendent,
doesn't seem to remember that we ever
bad any contract, and Gantry is Just
as bad. And when I go to the senator
he tells me I must make my peace
with you. I can't understand what
everybody is driving at. I've got
something; to sell that the railroad
company needs. Where's the hitch?
You can put me next. Why can't I
get my contract renewed?"
The little lady was opening and shut
ting her fan slowly. "What was your
contract?" she asked Innocently. .
"If I thought you didn't know I
wouldn't tell you," he said bluntly.
"It's a rebate rate east and west from
all of our sawmills, and it was given
ns two years ago, a few days before
"And the consideration?" she asked,
looking up Quickly.
Ton know that, too, Mrs. Blount.
It was the swinging of the solid em
ployees vote of the Twin Buttes Lum
ber company over to the railroad
''And you wish to make the same ar
rangement again?" she asked.
"Exactly. We've got to have that
preferential rate or go out of busi
ness." "With whom did you make the con
tract two years ago?"
"With Mr. McVickar, verbally. Of
course there was, nothing put down in
black or white, but the railroad folks
did their part, and we did ours."
"A gentlemen's agreement," she
murmured. "You have tried Mr. Mc
"Yes. He referred me to Gantry."
"And what did Mr. Gantry say?"
"I couldn't get him to say anything
with any sense lu it. The most I
could get out of him was that I would
have to see the boss."
"And instead of doing that you went
to see the senator?" she asked.
"Who else would Gantry mean by
CATARRH IS SURELY A
Thousands of people allow catarrh to
slowly undermine the whole eystem
until a serious disease develops
People who have catarrh, should
use every effort to get rid of It, but
should above all adopt a sensible
Stomach dosing, sprays and
douches won't cure catarrh because
it is a germ disease and the germs
must be destroyed before the dis
ease can be conquered.
Hyomel is the one sensible cure
for catarrh because it reaches every
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the interests of the Brake Shoe foun
dry at Carbon Cliff. He spent Sunday
at Iowa City with his daughter, Miss
Marie, who is attending school there.
Mrs. Perkins is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Rettfg are in Ca
ble, where Mrs Rettig's father is 111.
M. Bull has moved bis family here
MrB. B. T. Scott has returned home
from a several days' visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Glen Walker, at Sheffield.
Mrs. J. A. Johns is ill.
Frank Wolf and mother are visiting
at Omaha. They visited at Brooklyn
and Des Moines for a few days enroute.
and cents, don't you, Air. Simon Peter
Hathaway?" she mocked.
"I have always found it the cheapest
in the end."
"Listen," she said, with the folded
fan held up like a monitory finger.
"Mr. Gantry may be back any min
ute, and I can give you only the tiniest
bint You must go to Mr. Evan Blount
and appeal to him frankly as one
business man to another."
"But I have heard they say he's
all kinds of a crank."
"Never mind what you have heard
Tell him all the facts and ask him to
help you, and, for mercy's sake, don't
offer him a block of your stock. Put
It where it will do the most good. Put
it In the name of Professor William J.
Anners of Cambridge, Massachusetts,
and show Mr. Blount how dreadfully
disastrous the loss of the preferential
freight rate would be to all the poor
people in your list of stockholders, in
cluding Professor Anners."
Hathaway drew down his cuff and
made a rapid pencil memorandum of
the name and address of the new
"You will take notice that I'm not No ReSSOn fof Doubt
asking woo this I'roressor Anners is
Church Built In One Day.
One hundred volunteer carpenters,
cheered by the singing of the pastor
and the women of the congregation,
erected a commodious house of wor
ship for the Glen Park Christian
church, near Gary, Ind, within twenty-four
hours. The church is a
plain structure, 42 by 24 feet. The
auditorium is to be equipped with op
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LI A If i. ANKERS."
the boss?" demanded the befogged
"Possibly he meant the senator's
son," she ventured, tapping a very
pretty cheek with the folded fan.
"Have you been leaving Evan Blount
out in all of this?"
"I didn't know where to put him in.
That's what brings me here tonight.
The senator or Mr. McVickar or both
germs are. iou breathe Hyomel , of them together have set the whole
and as It passes over the Inflamed j state to running around in circles with
membrane its soothing influence ; this appointment of young Blount,
heals the soreness and destroyes the! Some say It's a deal between the sena
germs. tor and McVickar, and some say it's a
A complete Hyomel outfit costs $l.i fight naif of the professional spell
This consists of a bottle of Hyomel ' binders are walking in their sleep over
and a harb rubber inhaler. Pour a! It right now. I thought maybe you
few drops of Hyomel into the lnhal- j conld tell me, Mrs. Blount.
er and breathe it a few minutes each j "I can't tell you anything that would
day, that's all you have to do. It : help the people who are walking in
is a guaranteed by the Harper house! their sleep," 6he returned, "but I
pharmacy and druggists everywhere might offer a suggestion In your per
to cure catarrh, coughs, colds and aonal affair. Mr. Blount is your man."
or why I should be making him a pres
ent of a block of stock, but what you
say goes as it lies. Anything else?'
"Yes. Be perfectly frank with Mr.
Blount and don't let him put you off.
He may pretend to be very angry at
first, but you won't mind that."
"I won't mind anything if I can
bring this business down to the every
day, commonplace earth once more.
You and the senator and Gantry and
McVickar are playing some sort of
game, and you haven't 6bown me more
than the back of the cards. That s all
right. IH play my hand blindfolded,
if that's what you want. Just so we
win the odd trick. When and where
can I find Mr. Evan Blount?"
The day after tomorrow at his of
fice in Temple court. Tie is out of the
city now, but"
Here Gantry's coming put an end
to the private conference, and the pres
ident of the Twin Buttes company
went his way.
It was not until they bad served out
their full sentence at Mrs. Weather
ford's crush and were back in the pri
vate dining room suit at the Inter
Mountain, with Miss Anners safely
behind the closed door of ber own
apartment, that the small conspirator
passed the word of good hope on to
"It Is working beautifully." she ex
ulted. "He will go to see Evan day
after tomorrow and after that the deluge."
(to be continued)
sore throat or money back. Extra
bottle of Hyomel costs 50 cents.
Free trial sample on request from
Booth's Hyomel company, Buffalo,
Hathaway pursed his thin lips and
frowned. "How big a block of Twin'
Buttes stock shall I offer him?"
Her laugh was a 6ilvery peal of de
rision. "You always figure in dollars
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