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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1912.
TOTING LABOR CHIEF
BIG PILES ARGUS
Large Shipment to Satisfy the
Sisters of Little Florence Arm
strong, Who Died Yester
day, Now El.
HOME IS QUARANTINED
Antitoxin Is Administered nd No
More Fatalities Are Expected
infection from the disease which
caused tbe death of little Florence
Armstrong yesterday morning has at
tacked four other members of the
family and cultures show that the
germs of the diphtheria have nettled
in their throats. Of the four who are
111. Ellen, C years old. Is critically so.
and her condition today is dangerous.
The others. Prances, axed 8, Myrtle,
aged 5, and Mildred, aged 3, are suf
fering from light attacks. The phy
sician who was first summoned ad
ministered antitoxin to cure the one
suffering most, and as a preventive
to those who are only slightly ill.
THREE HOMF4 Ql' AH 411 RD.
Dr. O. G. Oalg, Commissioner
Archie Hart and Health Officer Will
Pratt worked yesterday afternoon on
the case. Three houses were fumi
gated and placed under quarantine.
They include tbe Armstrong home at
709 fourth street and the homes at
1307 First street and 1208 Second
street. The Went End Settlement
was fumigated. It was Mrs. Barker
of that Institution who first reported
the case to tbe city authorities.
CI LTI IIES MADE.
The propagation of bacteria for
scientific study was conducted under
the direction of Dr. Craig and the
culture was placed in an Incubator.
Investigation of tbe cultures taken
from the throats of those who .had
been subjected to contagion showed
that only four were affected by the
disease. The case of the one girl,
Ellen, showed that the case had pro
gressed so far that a short time
longer without treatment would have
resulted in the dnath of the girl.
DcnrrcTE ti iut m it a t ks.
The family is In destitate circum
stances and reeldes In a hovel of two
rooms. Until the death of the baby
yesterday there were seven children,
the oldest of whom Is t years. She
did what Hule she could to help her
sisters. The case was reported to the
visiting nurse yesterday, and as it
was a rase of contagion, she, hernelf,
could not attend to those who are 111.
But she provided another nurse
through the association and the fam
ily is being given every attention pos
sible. DESntR REPORT OP CASKS.
While rules of the visiting nurse
association state that she can not han
dle contagious disease, yet it is the
d eel re of the association that every
physician report such cases to the as
sociation and another nurse for that
especial case will be provided. When
ever occasion arises the committee in
charge will gladly procure a nurse.
Edward I Doyle, secretary of Dis
trict IS, of Colorado, Is oce of the
delegates to tbe coal miners' conven
tion at Indianapolis who is attract
ing attention. Doyle has been im
prisoned four times in the last two
years on account of his activities
in tbe miners' strike In Colorado. On
one occasion he was Imprisoned for
on tempt of court following a signed
letter published by nlm In the Mine
Workers' Journal. Although a young
man. Doyle Is considered one of the
moat active and effectual labor lead
ers In the West.
at the Memorial Christian church,
Dr. W. S. Marquis will preach tomor
row evening. Rev. Marlon Hum
phreys Friday evening and Rev. H.
W. Reed will deliver tbe closing ser
mon Sunday evening. Since the cen
tralization of the meetings tbe
audiences have increased in size and
the Interest la very good.
Services Are Well Attended.
The union services being conduct
ed by the pastors of the city will be
held this evening at tbe First Bap
tist church and Rev. E. T. McFar-
land will preach the sermon. Ser
vice tomorrow night and throughout
tbe rest of the meeUngs will be held
W00DHULL YOUNG MAN IS
KILLED BY FALL IN WEST
Woodhull, Jan. 24. Lonie Steven
son, who went to Billings, Mont.,
about 1 8 months ago, and who mys
teriously disappeared from his ranch
at Fromberg 70 miles south of Bil
lings, Dec. 13, was found Monday
night near the base of a cliff not far
from his ranch with his neck broken.
The body was in a good state of pres
ervation. Such was the message re
ceived from Fromberg yesterday,!
from Frank Stevenson, a brother of
the dead man, who went to Fromberg
a month ago to help in the search
for the lost ranchman. How the
yonng man came to his death Is un
known, but Is believed that he fell
over the cliff and his neck was brok
en in the fall. It is said Mr. Steven
son went out hunting on the morn
ing of Dec. 13 and that was the last
seen of tbe man alive. An Inquest
will be held Thursday, and as soon
as the inquiry is complete the body
will be brought to Woodhull. Bur
ial will be made at Andover. Mr.
Stevenson was well and favorably
known here, having lived here for a
number of years. He is a son of H.
A. Stevenson of this place. He leaves
one sister, Mrs. Maurice Matson of
Winona, III., and Frank Stevenson
of this place, who is now at Billings.
Every day now is dictionary day
at The Argus.
Such a demand marked the open
ing cf the distribution or Webster's
new illustrated dictionary that the
success of tbe popular educational
venture is assured and more books
are being rushed here by the car
load. Do not delay to reach the diction
ary department before the entire
1911 edition of the most modern dic
tionary is exhausted. Start clipping
the required six consecutive coupons
today. These valuable books are be
ing distributed from the office of The
Aigu8. If you cannot come, write
your order, inclosing coupons, ex
pense bonus and 22 cents postage.
Crowds clamored for the flexible
leather-bound volumes knjwn as
No. 1 from early in the morning un
til late in the evening yesterday.
What Others Say of The Argiis Offer.
These comments were worth heed
ing, for the average of intelligence
among those dictionary seekers was
easily seen to be very high. Many
professional men filed along in line
between stenographers and school
girls. Doctors, lawyers and clergy
men all seemed anxious to possess
the handsomely bound black leather
volume which looks like a fine bible
and which they described as "com
prehensive" and above all else
"I've got plenty of dictionaries,"
a prominent physician said, "but this
is the handiest one that I've seen.
I'll use it ten times as much as the
others. I've read The Argus for
years and 1 expect to keep on read
ing." "Young lady, don't bother showing
me that book," an old man said to
one of the busy clerks who started
to explain the merit of the volume.
"I know Webster's and I know The
Argus. I've read your paper for
years and I have faith enough to take
your word for it. If you say the book
is right, it is right, and I know it.
Wrap It up. I'll be back again."
"I am surprised at the extensive
vocabulary this book contains," an
educator said. "It even has the mod
ern 6lang which has come to be ev
eryday English with us."
While the demand for dictionaries
was kpeping the clerks busy, cov
etous dealers in maav parts of the
city "got busy" with their dusty old
volumes of ancient editions of Web
ster's and started to try to attract
trade by offering them In exchange
for The Argus coupons and a price
which was ever? cent the books were
Chamberlains Cough Remedy never
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st'.nate coughs, colds and irritations
V: the throat and lungs. It stands un
called as a remedy for all throat and
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for the next SO days that win save you money and at the
same time gives us an opportunity to do the work before
the fall rush is on.
W also repair and put In order all kinds of furnace, steam and
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OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
THE SYMPATHETIC MINISTER.
My' father is a peaceful man
He tries in every way he can
To live a life of gentleness
And patience all the while;
He says that needless frettlng s vain,
That it's absurd to be profane,
That nearly every wrong can be
Adjusted with a smile.
Yet try no matter how he will.
There's one thing that annoys him
One thing that robs him of his calm
And makes him very sore;
He cannot keep his self-control
When with a shovel full of coal
He misses where it's headed for.
And hits tbe furnace door.
He measures with a careful eye
The space for which he's soon to try.
Then grabs his trusty shovel up
And loads it in the bin.
Then turns and with a hearty lunge
That's two parts swing and two parts
He lets go at the furnace fire,
Convinced it will go in!
And then we hear a sudden smack.
The cellar air turns blue and black;
Above the rattle of tbe coal
We hear his awful roar.
From dreadful language upwards
We know that his shovel full of coal
Went up against the door.
The minister was here one day
For supper, and pa went away
To fix the furnace fire, and soon
We heard that awful roar.
And through the furnace pipes there
Hot words that made ma flush for
"It strikes me," said the minister,
"He hit the furnace door.'
Ma turned away and hung her head;
"I'm so ashamed " was all 6he said.
And then the minister replied;
"Don't worry. I admit
That when I hit the furnace door
And spill the coal upon the floor,
I quite forget the cloth I wear
And-er-swear a little bit."
Detroit Free Press.
Buy a home of ReMy Bros.
Rabbits at Schroeder Bros.'.
Trt-Clty Towel Supply comnanT
For express, call Spencer ft Trefi.
Just received a carload of rabbits
Home made lard at 10 cents a
pound at Schroeder's.
. Let William Johnson do your tin and
I furnace work; 1316 Third avenue,
i The greatest sale on rabbits that
ver was known at Schroeder Bros.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Lit
, ten & Roberta, Peoples National
, bank building.
! Dr. Cora Emery Reed, office 1913
, Fourth avenue. Hours 9 a. m. to 9 p.
jm. Phone 1713.
Always the BIG DAY of the
This Last Day Is Full of Features For Instance:
All Fur Coats at 50 discount.
A line ol Iron Beds at 50.
About Six Turkish Rockers at 50 discount.
Some three or tour Bed Davenports at 50 discount.
A Line ot About 30 Santord Tapestry Rugs, sizes 8-3x10-6; 9x10-6
and 9x12; regular room rugs, regular prices $13.50 to $19.50, Thursday
at 50 discount.
One Line ot Lace Curtains, about 25 pairs, priced at $3.50, 4.50 and
$5.00. Thursday at 50 discount.
Heavy Plaid Cloakings choice patterns, about 12 pieces for Thurs
day at 50 Discount.
Heavy Lining Satins, nearly all lining colors, 36 inches wide, Thurs
day 33 discount.
Fancy Flannelettes, choice dark styles, 10c kind less 50 dis
count. Many Silk Ties 40 doz. 50c ones at 50 discount.
Sweaters and Sweater Coats for Men and Boys, Women and Girls
' for Thursday at 25 and 33 discount.
And so on all through the big storea last day tumble and jumble a lett
ing go, a concerted effort to make the last day one long to be remembered.
entitles the holder
To An Additional 5lo Discount
Off All Purchases for Cash
Thursday, January 25th
This is in addition to all other discounts and is
good only on THURSDAY, the Last Day of the
Big Carnival of Discounts.
L. S. McCABE & CO.
Cut out this Coupon and present to Cashier after making
i your purchase and get an Additional Rebate In Cash of 5
j per cent of your purchase.
Everything In the Store
Every piece of merchandise, every yard of goods
(with the exception of a few restricted articles) all
bear some of these discounts. v . .
Just one day more of these rich pickings, these large
savings on everything.
ALCOHOL SLAYS 66,000 YEARLY
New York, Jan. 24. Edward Bun
nell Phelps has made a scientific study
of the mortality of alcohol in this
country in a book recently published.
He has based his figures on the year
1908 and finds that alcohol caused Cfi,
000 deaths, directly vr indirectly, in
that year. Commenting on this, the
Medical Record says:
"The effect of alcohol upon the mor
tality figures of a community has be
come a threadbare subjecf in speeches
and writings of prohibition and anti
prohibition publicists; yet, Indeed,
few subjects of sociological nature de
serve more frequent mention. The
trouble has been, however, that such
mention was rarely, if ever, founded
upon a real study of the subject, but
was simply an indicator of the intoler
ance of the defenders of one or the
other political or social creed.
"There is uc question that for men
Interested in insurance matters the
problem of the 'mortality of alcohol'
is one of foremost rank, and it is to
their credit that one of the best scien
tific studies of the matter that has yet
appeared comes from one of their
number. Mr. Phelps, who has pub-
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part Borax to 3 ports Soap
the comet proportion for perfect clexniDr-
Remember It's tbe Borax wits
the Soap Hat Does the Work
At All Grocm
lished several statistical studies in
similar fields, has taken the total adult
mortality in tne United States for the
year 190S as the groundwork of his
"His method was simple. He ob
tained from the medical directors of
three large insurance companies their
estimate of the percentage of male
deaths between the age of 20 and 74,
directly or indirectly due to alcohol,
for each of the 106 causes of death
listed in the census statistics for that
year. From these estimates he fig
ured the probable mortality from the
same causes among females and then
made an approximation of the proba
ble mortality of the whole country, in
cluding tbe so-called nonregistration
area from which direct mortality sta
tistics were not available.
"In defense of this method of study
it. may be granted that medical direc
tors of insurance companies have
much broader knowledge of the gen
eral subject of mortality and the ef
fect upon it of certain specific causes
than even the busiest and most promi
nent of practitioners of medicine.
Moreover, the differences in the indi
vidual estimates were such as to lead
to the reasonable conclusion that a
poll of, say, several hundred physi
cians would not have resulted in a
nearer average approximation than
the average obtained from the poll of
these three physicians only.
"Without going into minute analysis
of the methods used by Mr. Phelps,
we may say that, to a disinterested
mind, his use of the statistical tables
seems to be correct from the stand
point both of statistical science and
of everyday methoda of arriving at
"His final result Is that 66,000
deaths "were directly or Indirectly due
to alcohol in this country during the
year 1908, or, in percentage figures,
about 5 per cent of the total mortality
from all causes at all ages during that
"This, then, forms the first scien
tifically constructed approximation of
the effect of alcohol upon mortality
in this country. To the rabid prohi
bitionist it w ill appear to be too low
a figure. To the medical man, how
ever, this figure is large enough to
prove the appalling waste of life due
to the excessive use of alcohol. More
over, no mere mortality statistics can
give an idea of the economic waste
due to loss of working time and of
productive efficiency among habitual
and heavy drinkers, and the daily
scenes in our courts of law, both high
and low, are an indication of tbe num
ber of crippled and unhappy lives
which result from the abuse of alcohol."
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COAL VALLEY TO HAVE A
FARM INSTITUTE FEB. 8
A farmers' institute is to be held
in Coal Valley Feb. 8. Over $150
will be subscribed to be given as pre
miums for all kinds of produce rais
ed on the farm. Superintendent
Ashdown will procure able speakers
for forenoon, afternoon and evening
programs. The following officers
Chairman T. R. Lees.
Secretary J. W. Bailey.
Treasurer (5. B. Krapp.
Finance committee R. j Boll
man, Fred Willhouse, Jr., Robert
llanna, T. II. Morgan.
Arrangements J. V. Bailey, O.
B. Krapp, Frank Anderson.
Reception T. R. Lees. R. L.
Wilson, (J. B. Buck, Drew Donaldson.
Exhibits of Grain Products Otto
Klowan, John Beck, J. M. Reeser,
Exhibits of Fancy Work, Fruits,
etc. Mrs. J. W. Bailey, Mrs. jR. L.
Wilson, Mrs. G. B. Krapp, Mrs. V.
at less cost
time and wear on
clothes, are secured by asking
your grocer today for
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Five Cakes 25c.