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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JUXE 12. 1912.
tainment in the afternoon and a dis
play of fireworks in the evening.
'The police were after the first two occtrrTed the death of Jurgen Strath
i men principally, as it is said they are j mann after an illness of one year, at
'bad characters. The actions of the the age of 64 years. Deceased was
five men Jut before the passenger train born April 25. 184S, in Westerronfeldt,
-.i t rf Iho etot nn loH th. rnlll-o HPIKistllir?. HOlStein. OemianV, COU1-
Opulence for janitors. An increase j t m stam,dlng t0 tnU try in company with
cf 13 cents c week was granted to the J weRtward. (he mf.a staged to board this rarents when nine years of age
Janitors r.f the Davenport public schools j n and he officers then ran out of hid-' and direct to Davenport, where he at
at the mor.thlv board meet.ng. Thejir.g and called to them to surrender, j tended the public schools. He later
Janitors who are organized, with J. F. (When they failed to do this, the police learned the carpenter trade, at which
Gra.it of Huchanan school as presi- j opened Are on the fleeing men and ! he worked until one year ago, when
det complained that th present high finally brought them to a halt and fore he -was compelled to resign his posi-
tost of 1J vt:;K made their salaries In
adtifate. City Hall Outing. Saturday, June
22. Is tlie tentative date which has
been dended upon by the city hall and
the court house employes as the date
for Iheir annual outing. The event
will be held ft Lin wood and the ar-
ratijteraei.ti as now completed tall for ! Dr. Allen, president of the medical
a steamboat ride to the popular resort j hoard, delivered the annual address.
and a '-all gm between the city hall j He chose for his subject, ."The Model
Pirates and the court house Lions. 1 Nurse."
Committees wil be named In a few o
days for the arraignments. Will Vote on Hospital. Resolutions
o favoring the establishment of a new
School Teacher Leaves. Christian 1 ISO.OOO contagious disease hospital in
Meyer. ;ir . for the last 10 years teach-j davenport were adopted by the board
er of hibtory at the high s'hool. ten-1 of health and the board of supervisors
dered Ms resignation at the monthly I at the Joint conference at the city hall,
.meeting of the board of education, j The building of uch a hospital will
The board voted to aciept the resigna- j entail a Ux levy of three-tenths of a
tlon "with profound regret." Mr. Mey-ni!l in Scott county. Before the hos
er leaves directly following the closing I pttal Is erected or anything done to
of the present school yar for Roches-1 wards its realization, the question will
en" thnsA who v hnanMns- th train I tlon on account Of 111 health. UCI. ii
to stop. They were all brought to the 1172, he was united in marriage to
station. I Miss Augusta Gestenmeter, who Bur-
o I vires him. in addition to three chll-
Nurses Graduate. The graduating dren, George and Laura of Davenport
class of St. Luke's hospital held their ! and Louis of Moline; one brother,
commencement exercises last evening
at the Outing club. Bishop Morrison,
president of the hospital, presided, and
Object to Paving. Decided objec
tion w as registered against paving of
Mrs. Conrad Shadt and two children
are visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. F. M. Osborne baptised a num
ber of young ladies from Silvis and
Watertown, near Watertown Sunday.
Children's day was observed with ap
propriate services last Sunday even
ing at the Methodist church.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ransom are the par
ents of a new boy, born Sunday. Mrs.
Ransom was formerly Miss Grace
Miner of Silvis.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster of Briar Bluff
were visiting relatives her Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ferguson have as
guests William Ferguson and family
Second avenue. East Moline, by a of California.
delegation of interested citizens who , A lecture was given on the subject
presented a petition to the board of
local improvements asking that ac
tion in the project be postponed for
two years at least. According to
specifications and estimates of the
proposed Second avenue paving, to
extend from First to Seventh street,
presented by the city engineer to the
city council at a regular meeting, the
material specified was asphalt. Ob-
have to be put to a vote of the people.
This will probably be one of the ques
tions "which will be on the ballot In
the fall election. The proposed hospi
tal is made poslble by state laws
which state that ruch a hospital may
be erected In any community where a
tax levy of not over two mills is nec
essary in order to obtain the requisite
On Long Motor Journey. J. H. Hass,
president of the Scott County Savings
bank, together with his wife and
daughter have left for New Haven,
Conn , where his son Leon will be grad
uated from Yale this month. Dr. J.
W. Watzek and family have also gone
east to witness the graduation of Au-
' brey Watzek from the Harvard law
Foil Holdup? SuKpectlng that a'Brno'- Following commencement ex
holdup wan bbout to take place on one ! ercisfB both parties will motor through
of tLe w.tbound Hock Island passen-' various points of interest in the east,
per train ut un early hour' yesterday making the return Journey to Daven
ir.ort.lng. the police fired a number of i I,ft via automobile. The two parties
rhots at the fl. elng men before they;!'1" to be home by the first week in
Jumped off the fast-moving cars and : July.
ter. N. Y.. where he "will enter the
wholesale 5r!ed fruit business. He
came here from Ilrooklyn, N. Y.,
where he had taught following gradu
ation at Yale university In Vjj2.
Many Possible Soldiers. There are
over 9.ul"i men between the ages of Its
and 43 years In Scott county who are
subject to the cajl for military duty.
Of this number over t.GOO are in the
city of Davenport. Auditor Collins
has prepared a list of men and this
list m ill be forwarded to Adjutant Gen
eral Guy l'gan at Ies Moines. The
law require that such a list of names
be compiled very even year and in
odd years onl a numerical list is pre-1
pared, me iimnm ueing unnecessary.
The World's Greatest
jMurderer The Fly
surrendered. Those hi i i ai d are Al
Thorhdalc. Cli:irles Roden. James Bra- umiuary Kecora. Mor.rtay arternoon
dy, Kdward Whalcn and Fr d Hurke. ,at his home, 1714 West Second street,
New York American.
Hans Strathmann of Plain View, Iowa,
and one sister, Mrs. Herman Treiner
of Durant, Iowa.
Makes the Nation Gasp.
The awful list of injune on a Fourth
of July staggers humanity. Set over
against it, however, is the wonderful
healing, by Bucklen's Arnica Salve, of
thousand, who suffered from burns,
cuts, bruises, bullet wounds or explo
sions. It's the quick healer of boils, ul
cers, eczema. 6ore lips, or piles; 25
cents, at all druggists.
jectors balked on that score, insist
ing that it be a brick.
In June. 1912, 50 persons will make $20 each writing short, snappy Post Toasties Jingles
most acceptable for a "Toasties" Jingle book.
This offer for June, 1912, is entirely separate from, and in addition to, the Jingles pur
chased by us in May, 1912.
Read instructions below, then see how good a Post Toasties Jingle you can write. It's
pleasant amusement for girls and boys and older folks.
A COMPLETE JINGLE.
i At an example only )
Karly morning liek(t, Mil 'tin to reUtc,
Servant osrrlep'. gnn awful Ule,
l ullier growui.; neroiu.-, vttiti M Idle to rat
CsUN for lua. I'n-t TouMi-, gKHliie, that's a ret
FINISH THIS JINGLE
Old Mother Iluliliarcl's family, a happy hunch
Of healthy little kiddies playing all th day,
HUtory tian't told ns, hut to ine t'would seem.
cfiil In this line, mentioning Toasties. and write plainly.)
Srn here Name Date
Street City State
Address and mail your Jingles to
Jingle Department 648, POSTUM CEREAL CO., LTD., BATTLE CREEK, MICH.
Eagles to Celebrate. The seventh
anniversary of the organization of
Moline aerie No. 1112, Fraternal Or
der of Eagles, will be celebrated Fri
day afternoon and evening, June 14.
The occasion will be a red letter day
for local Kagles, as it is planned to
eclipse any former c-elebrution ever
given by the aerie. During the af
ternoon, beginning at 1" o'clock, a
class of 7.". will be initiated into the
order, the work to be in charge of
the local degree team. Members of
the lodge have been doing "scout
ing" with result that an exceptional
ly large class has been assembled.
This will be the last initiation for
the summer months, the plan being
to cr.rry all future applications dur
ing the warm weather over until
fall. After initiatory work on the
14th a supper will be served in the
hall and the early evening will be
devoted to general sociability. A
program has been arranged for the
evening which will he participated in
by members of the order only.
Auto in Ditch. Five Joy riders,
three women and two men, alleged
to be residents of Joy camp in the
upper Rock river, were hurled into
the ditch at Warner's Crossing, the
car falling upon and pinning them.
All were injured. The accident oc
curred yesterday morning about 2
o'clock. Just as the hilarious party
reached the culvert which spans the
j large ditch at Warner's Crossing, a
j defective steering gear gave way, and
! the wheels crashed into the railing.
Careening the car turned turtle, hurl
I ing its occupants through the air
i and falling in sueh a manner as to
I pin them beneath its weight. For
j tunately all were thrown in such po
of D. L. Moody Tuesday evening at the
Mr. and Mrs. August Swanson are
enjoying a visit from Mr. and Mrs.
Dwight Stamper of Decatur.
Mrs. Louis Giesenhagen was visited
by her mother, Mrs. L. W. Karr of
Mrs. Arthur Sellers Is in Indiana,
where her mother is ill.
Mrs. 'E. L. Scott was visited by her
brother, George Osborne of Louisiana.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R, Stephens had as
guests part or last week Mr. and Mrs.
Perry Hanna of Geneseo.
The Crescent Reading and Embroid
ery club was entertained Tuesday at
the home of Mrs. R. F. Stephens.
The Epworth league of the Metho
dist church had a business session af
ter prayer meeting last Wednesday evening.
M rs. Matthew Gillepsle has arrived
home from a visit in Chicago.
Bert Mincer and wife have arrived
home from a visit at Grinnell, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Walker and
daughter of Sheffield and Theodore
Scott and wife of Blue Island spent
part of last week In Silvis.
Mr. and Mrs. George Newton were
visited by J. C. Payne and wife of
Mrs. J. A. Johns has arrived home
from a visit at Brooklyn, Iowa, and
Buchanan, Mich. Her daughter, Thel
ma. who accompanied her will remain
at Brooklyn to spend the summer wi'h
her aunt and will return home to Sil
vis to attend school in September.
Mrs. Lewis Newton and two chil
dren have returned home from
a brief visit at I'ort Byron with I
her rArent Mr nnil tr "?L-cltrvn '
Carl Larson and mother, Mrs.
Charles Larson, have arrived home
from a visit at Clinton, Iowa, with rel
atives. Alberta Gallagher and mother have
arrived home from Cedar Rapids,
where they visited relatives.
Mrs. W. C. Daily and children have
gone to Bennett, Iowa, where her sis
ter is ill.
The Misses Lillian and Ella Thomp
son have gone to -Erie, to spend the
summer with relatives.
Mrs. E. W. Thompson has arrived
home from a brief visit at Erie, with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Dale.
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L.V ' ' 7
The New Perfection Oil Cook-stove
It suits the most exacting French chef. It suits the Wisewife.' It
is found in luxurious villas in camps in farms in humble city homes.
Everybody uses it ; everybody Ikes it. It is the all-round stove for all
the year round. It bakes, brous, roasts and toasts as well as a coal range.
It is equipped with a special heating plate, and we sell the New Per
fection oven, broiler, toaster, and pancake griddle each specially de
signed for use with the
All dealers tell the stove. It is handsomely
finished in nickel, with cabinet top, drop
shelves, towel racks, etc Long chimneys, en
ameled turquoise-blue. Made with I, 2 or 3
also giTen to
5 cents to covet
mailing cost .
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
(An Indiana Corporation)
ing their children in Davenport for a
couple of weeks.
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Scott
were held Thursday morning.
Miss IJzzie Kelly, teacher of the Cen
ter school, closed her term Friday with
a picnic which was held at the home
of Charles Crawford. One hundred
were present. At noon a very elabor
ate dinner was served on the lawn
by the ladies of the district and a
good time was enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider and Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Schneider visited Sun
day at the home of William Carothors.
A number of the young people of tho
Methodist Sunday school went to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Coleson
and surprised them. They received
some pretty presents.
By Albert I'ay.son Terhune.
.Copyright by thu I'ress Publishing Co. (New York World )
Pedro the Cruel, the King Too
Brutal for a Brutal Age
ft 3 E V UN
old hoy, in
aside his advisers
(who had been
placed In charge
of him and of his
realm during his
minority) and de
clared himself his
PEDRO THE CRUL
loved Biancne and would set her free.
Instead, he put her to death. He in
vited Fadrlque to the palace and went
forth to greet him as the latter enter
ed the palaco courtyard. Then, at a
signal from Pedro, Fadrique was
stabbed to death by an assassin.
A second half-brother was disposed
of by Pedro in like manner. So wer
many noblemen. At last, under a
third half-brother, Henry of Trasta
mara, the nobles rebelled against Pe
dro. Tho pope excommunicated htm
for his series of black crimes. He
was driven out of Spain by Henry aud
Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly went to Galva
to visit a few days.
Miss Lela Kramm l'ft for Evans
ton, 111., to spend i week with her
sister, Miss Evalyn Kramm.
Mrs Scott Hunt anil sister, Mrs. J.
T. Mitchf'l, went to Davenport to at
tend the funeral of their sister, Mrs.
(1. F. Close of this city has been
elected superintendent of the public
schools of W'oodhiill.
Miss Kamona Woodhanis of Denver,
own master. The lad was Pedro 1., by the hitter's allies, the "White Corn-
king of the Spanish states of Casiile
and Ieon. He Is known to history as
"Pedro the Cruel."
Many acts that would nowadays be
regarded as barbarous cruelty were
then looked upon as mere deoda of Jus
tice and necessity. It was an unbe
lievably brutal and cruel age. For a
man in that century to win the title
of "The Cruel" implied a monstrous
Pedro, as a mere boy, fell under the
Influence of one of the most beauti
ful, clever and unscrupulous women
i of all history. She was Maria de
! Padilla. It was she who prompted him
! to cast aside his counsellors and to
has come to visit Dr. and Mrs. (
Hock Island visitors Saturday were
! Mr. and Mrs. Ien Hrown, Mrs. Will
i iam Morrison and daughter. Miss
Maiic, Mr. and Mrs. J. ('. Iliown, Miss
Pearl Love, Mrs. Alice Fanner. Mrs.
D. S. Prentiss and Mrs. H. H. Eshhach. j
Miss Sophia Taylor of Woodhull, I
who has been visiting hf-r sister, Mrs.
A. S. Dridgford, returned home Saturday.
; declare himself king.
Professor Mitchell, a member of the
faculty of William and Vashti college,
gave an interesting talk at the M. E.
sitions that the car did not crush church Sunday afternoon.
I'se of the above form of answer is a guested, but not required.
! any, hut broken elnss and 6harp con
j tact played havoc with all. Frantic
shouts for help by the least injured
I broueht aid. A" croup of neighbors
Rearing their tries hurried to the
accident and to the best of their
' ability helped the injured. An auto-
mobile came and hurried them to
Not Guilty; Fined More. Two auto
mobile speeders, C Herbert Smith,
Jr.. and Henry Carstens, Jr., were
in police court yesterday morning 1
and each was called upon to pay a!
Wo will buy 5" Poi-t Toasties Jinsles. acceptable
for use in a Jmile Hock, rcitived during June,
9i:. at K" each.
Only ti e 1ni!es e pry for will be ued. but no
Jingles, whether purchased or not, will be returned.
The nanus and addresses of the w'iters of the 50
J inules pur. hasel in June. 1912. will be printed and
r.ialled to ea h enquirer who fend us a 1 cent stamp
ed and addretsei envelope for return.
The Jinitles will be Judged honestly upon merit,
so If ou are a 't.s!tlve perron and not a good
sportsman don't try, for we hae no time to "pet up''
those whose Jingles are not accepted.
The Misses Grace, Clara and Dora
Hofer of Andalusia visited Sunday at
the home of John Hofer.
Mrs. August Hartman is visiting at
the Lome of her daughter, Mrs. Itein
hold Zwiker of Preemption.
Quite a number from this vicinity at
tended the Children's Day exercises i
at Edgington and Andalusia, Sunday. !
The Misses Anna and Edna Hart-j
man visited frknds in Hamlet Sunday.'
A large number from here attended j
the funeral of Mrs. Christopher Pouly, i
Mrs. John Lowe was a Rock Island
fine. Smith plead not guilty and his . f)Uiinfcsi taller Saturday.
bill amounted to $14. IS, while Car- Mi - Marv rarnenter of nu 1k,
is visiting relatives in this vicinity. j
Miss Grace Hofer of Andalusia, who
jt, wrue u ongiims rusv xuaaiies uiugic with whirh to con(lurt a safe and flf John Schu. k, returned home Sun
Of not less than four lines, any line of Which1 sane celebration was taken up yes-j day.
must contain "Post Toasties" or "Toasties." ! 'erday by the finance committee of; Mrs. John Hofer and son. Walter,
I the Moline Fourth of July associa- were liock Island visitors Saturday.
As many Jingles may te suDmutea as aesirea. tion. The meetings w as far more
No Jingle submitted in May, 1912 will be consid-1 enthusiastic and best attended of any
Fill in the missir.e line of the incomnlete Jinele
printed above, making the last line include the name;s,ers was let off with $12.70.
"Toasties" with correct rhyme and meter. I 0
Picnic at Park. liaising or runas
Her next step J
w as to induce him to give her rela
tives the highest court offices. The
cnifty old prime minister, Albu
querque, had strengthened Maria's in
j iiuence over Pedro In the hope of ad
j vuncing his ow n interests. Hut Maria
made Pedro dismiss Albuquerque from
j service. Courtiers who failed to pay
her all sorts of extravagant compli
ments were put to death by the king's
orders. A money lender who refused
to advance money for her expendi
tures is said to have been boiled in
When Pedro was twenty it was ar
ranged that he should marry a gentle
and lovely French princess, Blanche
of Hourbon. Maria, fearing to lose
her own power over the young king,
hit on a truly devilish trick for mak
ing him hate his sweet young wife.
Jilancrie gave Pedro a splendid Jew
eled girdle as a bridal gift. Maria
by a sleifiht-of -hand feat, stole the
girdle and put in its place a poisonous
SDdke. She then worked on Pedro's
superstitions by telling him Blanche
was a sorceress, and had sought to
kill him by means of the "bewitched"
girdle. In terror, Pedro sent his in
i.ocent wife to prison. (They had
been married just three days.)
For this and for other acts of cru
elty and misrule tl.e people murmur
ed. They took Blanche s part So
did Pedro's half-brother, Don Fad
rluue. J'edro assured thera Uust ho
panics" (soldiers of fortune). Taking
refuge in France, Pedro fell in with
the "Black Prince," heir apparent of
England, who was ravaging the French,
lands. By making certain glittering
promises of reward Pedro induced the
Black Prince to help him regain his
throne. At the head of an English,
army they marched into Spain. There,
in the fierce battle (Navarete, i:!67).
they beat Henry. Pedro was ouce iuor
He failed to keep any of the prom
ises he had made, and tho Black
Prince left Spain In disgubt. As soon
as the dreaded English troops were
gone the war broke out anew. Henry
gained many victories. Ho could not
wholly conquer the king. At last, lu
1369, he Induced Pedro to come to his
tent for a peace conference.
Scarcely had the two half brothers
met in the tent than they flew at each
other's throats like angry dogs.
Henry stabbed Pedro with a dagger.
But the blade broke off against the
coat of mail the king wore undr his
cloak. Pedro then, by main force,
caught Henry in his arms aud hurled
him to the ground. But one of Henry's
followers tripped Pedro and sent hint
sprawling. Before the fallen king
could scramble to his feet, Henry
drove a sword through his throat.
Thus perished Pedro the Cruel in
his thirty-sixth year. Henry seized
the throne, put the blaln monarch's
two sons In a cage and starved them
to death. Scoundrel though Pedro was,
he had been loved by the common peo
ple. Many cf them prospered under
his reign, and a whimsical sense of
fairness on his part had led them to
nickname him "Pedro the Just."
Breaking It Cently.
Oswald Myrtle, I have an Impor
tant question to ask you.
Myrtle Oh, Oswald, this Is so sud
den! Oswald What I want to know la
this: What date have you and your
mother decided upon for our wedding'
ered in this June, 1912, offer.
One ran make this a pleasant form of entertain
ment, may make some extra money and in addition
become acquainted with.
'since the question of holding a safe
: and sane celebration was first raised. frjen(jg here.
Miss Helen Flynn
from an illness.
John Navin of La Salle is visiting
the delicious, ready-to-serve, crisp bits of toasted Indian corn.
Try a dish with some milk or cream and a sprinkle of sugar.
Nearly all present offered suggestions
and ideas and before the hour of ad
journment it was decided to hold
the celebration at Prospect park; en
gage two bands and have dancing
free. L. O. Jahns suggested that the
celebration he hld at Prospect park
and that it be In the nature of a
family picnic. Immediately after he
had been seated Adolph Oppenhelm
er moved that the celebration be
held at the park and the motion car
ried unanimously. President Skin
ner said that his plan was to hold a
parade in the forenoon, an enter-
Miss Alice Cain of Colona is visiting
Mrs. F. J. Schmidt will entertain the
Cresent Reading and Embroidery club
at its next meeting.
Miss Mabel Carcthers, who has been
.visiting with Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider,
spent Sunday with home folks.
Rev. F. E. Shulu of Geneseo visited
friends here part of last week.
fiecrge Hughes and sister, Mary, are
spending a few days visiting telative3
at Ccnterville. Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Briggs are visit-
Are the F!y and Mosquito Dangerous?-
The fly, with spongy feet, collects the invisible !erm of diseases, spreeds
them over our fo-jd end poisons us with typhoid and cholera. The mosquito w.th
its biie injects into our veins malaria and ytllow lever. The bacteria of conuip
tion, or grip, are everywhere present for us to breathe into our lung. The blood
v hiuh flows through our veins sod arteries it our protection. It should contain
! talthy red and white blood corpuscles capable cf warding off these dhease
f crms. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery is a blood medicine and alterutiv
:: .it entirely w ithout alcohol, pure glyceric extract of bloodroot, golden seal,
Oregon grape root, queea's root, mandrake and stone root, which bus enjoyed
good reputation lor over lorry years. mi inicium
Cuence of this extract is like Nature's influence the blood
is bathed ia the tonic which gives life to the blood tho
vital fires of the body burn brighter and their increased
rctivity consumes the tissue rubbish which has accumulated
dj.'iag the winter.
" Atxut forty years ao while in Nnrk. Nrw Jtrsr, I had chills
c nd ftver," wmc Ma. MicHAXi. lUouuui. of NsxV.njil Military Hxsti.
tii. "I w.t U Kar.saa City i.n4 in the spring of liT7 the chills ar.'i
r rurred. Ixu.rs ar l everything I tried fsikd to do me KxJ.
I ir-s!! 1 saw D.-. PisrVs (41en Mullcal Discovery iulvcrtiwyl 1 Uit X
c t lo.ttiu ol it sr.l ire ci. lis vanished. In about a year ftrarl
1 f. it then-, erjt-.inif t-ac r. tit I V'A. another btttie nd h.-.v ntv-r 14
ti. jj mi.tnra o! fevur or ttv a since. T!iat in ail cf twenty years sz'J,
1 -.T I ha l 'ne thi'.U atut fwwlvu yars Uifuru I sU.rtud to like Goa-ca
I. i. jieal Iji covory .' "
Dr. Pierce's PUaaept Pellets are tor llvtr 111
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