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THE ROCK ISTiAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1912.
tance bulldinx Friday evening, wu
Frank Kouskl and son of Sherrard
were Tlsltors here Tbarsday.
WITH DEMOCRATS AT BALTIMORE
Charge ia Dropped. Otto Berghaus,
who shot and scrJoiJO;y wounded Har
ry Kin; at Le Clairts a. few weeks ago,
was yesterday released from the charge
of assault with intent to commit mur
der. The young foreigner, who la 18
years of age, told his story of the shoot
ing la Judge Malnes' court, and after
the testimony of several other witness
es was heard, the cane wag dropped.
Attorney Fred Vollraer, for the sta'e,
dismissed the charge. Attorney J. W.
Bollinger represented the defendant.
Want New Hospital. Petitions ad
dressed to the Scott county hoard of
super-rigors, asking fhera to submit the
proportion of the erection of a coun'y
hospital to the voters at the coming
election In November, are now In cir
culation and are being generously
signed. Bo far no opposition whatever
haa developed. The proposition Is to
erect a !hosrltal for the rare of con
tagious and tuberculosis patients. It
la proposed to rail for a bond Issue
, not to exceed $110,000, the same to he
payable In 20 years This will make
the tax exceedingly light.
Many Getting Married. The mar
riage license bureau In the office of
Clerk 31. J. McFarland cf the district
court experienced one of the few June
day rushes Tuesday. Eleven licences
were Issued to couples who will or
have already fallen prey to Cupid's
wiles. The month will equal If not
exceed any tnonth of June In the his
tory of the bureau. The following are
those to whom licenses have been
granted: Renerilrt J. Semmes, Mem
phis, Tenn.. Amy K. Gardner, Daven
port; Frank K. Jlarber. Pontlac, III.,
Mabel C. 'McGr.w, Davenport; Gore
H. Brahm and Klsle Krkhardt, Daven
port; Charles R. Coen. Afton. Kathryn
Sheley. fMceola; John W. Gibson.
Davenport. Fth"l Travers. Clinton;
William IT. King and Pdna M. Mcf'or
mlek. Davenport; Carl MasfilngHl.
Galesburg. 111.. Hannah M. Hultene,
Davenixirt; Raymond Houghton and
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Above are seen some of the big d emocrata earnestly discussing the
situation at Baltimore. George M. Palmer heads the New York delega
tion. Congressman Sulzer is anoth er delegate from New York. These
men are for Oaynor. H. J. Connery and Charles Boeschenstein are
from Illinois. They are Clark followers.
NEW STOMACH RELIEF GETS
The new remedy for indigestion call
ed "Dlnostlt." has beri found a cer
tain gunk relief and permanent rem
edy for ttotiuK'ti disorders. letters
from thousuuds who had suffered the
tortures of indigestion and got relief
from thw une of "Digentlt" are evi
ceiire of its merit. The enormous in
irease in dxniHiid from every part of
the roun'ry Is proof of Its popularity.
Amanda Gerken, Davenport; William
J. Keefe, Clinton, Anna Belle Carroll,
Davenport; Herman C. Jenner and
Amelia F. Kahl, Davenport; Frederick
V. Wolterstorff. St. S'aul, Genevieve
P. Munro, Davenport
word for it try it yourself on an ab
solute gaurantee, get a patkage and
if you dou't get relief you can get
jour money back lor the askiuij. "Di
gestif is a little tablet easy to swal
low, und ubaolutelv harmless. It di- i
gena all the food, prevents fermenta- on now." says the big, harsh mineral
tion, stops gas formation, prevents : pilU to bowel congestion and suffer
Moinach distress after eating, aids an- j ing follows. Dr. King's New Life Pills
Klmllation, relieves indigestion almost! don't bulldoze the bowels. They gent-
Move on Now!
says a policeman to a atreet crowd,
an d hacks heads if It doesn't. "Move
instantly and cures dyspepsia 50c.
liut you do not have to tu'e anybody's j Ask at the Harper House Pharmacy.
ly persuade them to right action, and
health follows. 25c at all druggists.
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First Mortgage 6 Serial Bonds
Secured by the Westminster Building
Located at S. W. Cor. Monroe and Dearborn Sts. (In the Heart of the Banking District
DuUxl May 1, 1012 'oupn Bonds, ."00, fl.OOO, $3,000, I nl ere. t PajaMe May and November 1(4.
We own and offer for sale a portion of the above issue of first mortgage bonds, under
written by S. W. Straus & Co., mortgage and bond bankers of Chicago. The bonds are in
denominat'ons of $800 and $1,000, secured by the 99-year leasehold and the Westmin
ster building a nortern. IB-story, steel frame, fire
proof store and cfli e building of the highest type of
.construction, being erected at the southwest corner of
t Monro; aud Dearborn streets, Chicago.
We recommend these bonds for investment, and
emphaslte the following features:
1st The total issue is f 750.000; the security is
conservatively estimated at (1.600,000 more tLan
'twice the amount of lue bond lkgue.
2nd Tte attractive character of the security a
new modern building in the principal banking dis
trict of Chicago.
Sd Tho bonds are unconditionally guaranteed,
both as to principal and interest, by men whose net
worth is several millions of dollars.
4tt A conservative estimate places the net in
come from the building at three times the greatest
aucual Ir.tereat charge and provides a large surplus
for the retirement of the bonds.
Cth The bonds mature serially In two to fifteen
'years, the margin of security increasing annually.
6th The bonds are recommended by 8. W.
r.TRAt'8 CO., Mortgage and Bond Bankers in Chi
cago for 30 years. During that time no investor has
ever lost a single dollar of principal or Interest on
any security purchased of them.
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A l-tory- steel frame, f reproof office
buKitir.ir of ifee blghel type of cocttruc
tion irntun siwrici U im lliait of
t:ht under tbe revised Chlogo Build
ing cod. Occupying one of Chicago's
most Lsportajit business corners eppo
slt the First National Bank and Na
tional City Bank ar.d 3rroundd by
other large Cht-ago banks. One block
from tte Poto!T.ee and one block from
Stat street. Ctic-o great retail ceater
CafJ or Write for Descriptive Circular.
LITTEN y ROBERTS
Mocks, Bonds, Mortgages. Peoples Nat'l Bank Bid?., Rock Island
Date tor First Conoert, Plana are
being made to gl ve the first of a srles
of 10 free band concerts Sunday, July
7, probably at Prospect park. Tbe
concert will be given by the Mollne
Concert band and tbe first one "will be
in the afternoon. Evening concerts
will be held at Sylvan park.
Burglar is Hungry, Somebody with
an appetite entered tbe Quick Lunch
stand on Fourteenth street between
Fourth and fifth avenues Tuesday
night and devoured between $4 and $5
worm or food. A rear window was
forced. The only evidence was a door j
key left on the counter by the marau- j
der, and found the next morning when
tbe iroprletor opened the place for
Make Final Plans. Final arrange
ments for the parade in connection
with the Fourth of ,July celebration
planned for Mollne were made Tues
day evening at a meeting of the par
ade committee. Marshals were named,
places of assembling -were selected and
the line of march was decided on. The
aim is to have the parade move prompt
ly at 10 in the forenoon and each sec
tion is requested to assemble early
enough bo bs to make starting at this
Employes Have Boat Trip. On
board the .steamer Pearson Tuesday
evening; was a happy company, 150
strong, each one of whom was con
nected in one way or another with the
Flslt A Loosley store. In accordance
with an annual custom, the evening of
June 25 was the occasion for a river
excursion, In "which firm members, de
partment hands and salespeople joined
together in enjoyment of a glorious
outing. The boat left Mollne at 6:30
and made the trip up the river to Le
Claire and return, stopping at Camp
bell's island both coming and going.
Obituary Record. Word has been
received fcere of the death of Miss
Mary Mahon. superintendent of the
Brooklyn Deaconess' home, Brooklyn,
X. Y. She visited with friends in Mo
line just e!x :weeks ago, and at that
time was tin the best of health. Two
brothers, Henry It. Mahon and Robert
J. Mahon, have gone to Xew York to
bring the remains here for burial. The
birth of Mary Mahon occurred in Mo-
line .March 6, 1809. She was educated
in the local schools and supplemented
her course with special training for
the word of deaconess: Miss Mahon
left Moline for Brooklyn a dozen years
ago, and at once became identified with
the Brooklyn home, of which she final
ly became the head.
.Mrs. Anna Lisa Rosendahl, one of
the charter members of the First Swe
dish Lutheran church, and a resident
j of Moline since 1857. passed to her rest
; yesterday morning at tbe home of her
! daughter, Mrs. Clara A. Conner, 1123
: Fourteenth street. Infirmities of age
j were the cause of death. A native of
Sweden, she was born Aug. 31, 1S29.
i leaving the native land in 1S56, she
'came to America, and after living for
: a year In Fulton, 111., removal was
; made to Mollne. Two daughters sur
j vive, Mrs. Clara Conner and Mrs. Au
gust Lager leaf, both of Moline; de
: ceased also leaves five grandsons. Fun
eral services conducted by Rev, A. F.
' Bergetrom will be held Friday after
, noon at 2:30 from tbe Conner home.
Miss Erma Wenks and Norma Her
bert went to Des Moines, Monday,
to spend two months visiting relatives.
Joe Stropea and family moved to
Rock Island, Saturday, where Mr.
Stropes has a position la an automobile
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dyer are to go
to housekeeping this week In the house
owned by John Kane,, lately vacated
by Joe Stropea.
8. A. Leeman went to Buffalo Prairie
Tuesday, where he expects to remain
the reat of the week.
Mrs. John Stropea visited in Rock
Island Sunday and Monday.
Miss Rosa First and Miss Emma
Danner of Muscatine spent Sunday
at the home of their aunt, Mrs. Anna
Mrs. A. Dnnlap and Mrs. G. Herbert
spent Monday in Rock Island and Dav
enport. Oliver Reynold and Byron and Miss
Ida Light of Muscatine visited at the
home of Mr. Reynold's sister, Mrs.
Mercy Reede, 8unday.
Mrs. Elmer Lee and eon, RueL re
turned to their home in Rock Island,
Friday, after a short visit at the home
of Mr 8. Lee's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Misa Josephine Strohmeier of Rock
Island came down Monday evening to
spend a few days visiting her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. William Strohmeier
Margaret Colling of Rock Island Is
visiting with Virginia Dunn, this week.
Juanlta Funkenstein of Rock Is
land visited several days last week at
the home of Mrs. Rosa Frle.
Mrs. Henry Thompson was in Dav
PREVENT THE FLY
Screen stables if possible.
Remove the manure at least
twice a week.
Keep the manure while it ia in
the stable in a closed bin or pit.
Every time the stalls are clean
ed and the manure placed in the
pit er bin sprinkle it with dry
plaster (powdered gypsum) or
Be sure that you sprinkle the
cracks and crevioes of the bin or
pit, as well as the cracks between
the planking of the stall floors.
If flioa begin to breed in stored
manure they may be killed by
thoroughly apraying it with kero
sene or paria green and than
pouring on enough water to wash
the oil or poison well in.
Remember that fourteen days
elapse between emergence of the
adult fly and egg laying.
Both are foods Dr. Wiley, formerly the United
States Government expert on pure foods, writes:
"Beer is a veritable food product."
si excels in iooa values, possessing au . t&k 3
H the nourishinp elements of hardy ff i j 1 K ,V :sl
excels in rood values, possessing all
the nourishing elements of hardy
barley that makes blood, bone and
muscle and the exquisite natural
tonic in Old Style Lager derived
from perfect hops imparts vigor to
the system, aiding the tired brain
and strengthening the nerves,
In Crystal White Bottles
so that you can feast your
eye as well as your stomach.
Brewery 's Own Bottling
M ZIFFRIN, Local
Rock Island, III
Oid Phont W,.t
rides the kind of tree. Much more
i thought and time are given to the se
: lection of an easy chair. Many persons
! will willingly spend $30 or $40 for a
! chair who would not think of putting
! that amount into a tree. Kansas in
A Bad Outlook.
"No. I can't get up enough courage
to ask old Patterson for bis daughter."
"And why not?"
"Because I'm a builder of absolutely
fireproof buildings and be is a Are In
surance agent." Cleveland l'laln Dealer.
How to Kill Flies.
To clear rooms of files use carbolic
acid, heating a sbovel and pouring on
it twenty drops of tbe poison. The
vapor will kill the flies. Another
method: Burn pyrethrura powder In
the room. The flies will fall to the
floor stupefied and may be swept up
and burned. The powder should be
moistened and molded into cones, and
after drying each cone should be placed
upon a dish and lighted at tbe top. It
will burn slowly, and the odor is not
Flies pass the winter hidden in
cracks and holes In attics and cellars.
Many of these may be killed in tbe
spring by tbe two methods Just de
j Mr. and Mrs. William Caddy of
Cable were vl liters at the Frel
Schroeder home, Thursday,
j Miss Kathryn Sawyer, organizer of
: the Illinois Woman's Christian Tern-
' perance union, delivered an address in
the new church Wednesday evening. A
' good crowd was in attendance.
Joe Krebs was a Sherrard visitor the
latter part of the week.
Mrs. Fred Hebbeln and daughter.
Hilda, of Cable, were visitors at the
: Frank Russell home the latter part
I of the week.
I Matheraville and Sherrard played
' ball at the local ball park Sunday.
' The score was 3 to 6 in favor of the
Clyde Dawson, Leonard Bengston,
j Arn't Bolander and Peter Dockerty
were Rock Island passengers Monday.
! Miss Nina Chllin of Cable was a
visitor at the Sward home Friday
Elmer Jefferies of Rock iEland was
a visitor here Sunday.
Mrs. Ralph Palmer and Mlsg Ruth
Evans of Viola visited at the Sher
rard home Monday.
The grand stand at the ball park
has been completed. It will teat 600
Peter Connor spent Sunday at his
home In Coal Valley.
Among Aledo passengers Friday
were the Misses Mary and Annie John
son, Hazel Dawson and Mildred Jack
Children's day exercises were held
in the new church Sunday evening.
A good program was rendered.
Miss Mable Nelson. Is visiting in
The Hinikilrihary society dancing
rarty which was given in the Qualo-
Course of the dun.
It is not known whether the sun is
moving around another as a center.
All probabilities are against tbe idea.
Since tbe invention of the telescope
and micrometer no turning to tbe
right or left has been detected. It, bo
far as known, seems to be moving
along on a straight line. But analogy
is against this also. Millions of other
suns attract oars, and tbe path beyond
a doubt bends this way and that, like
that of a bee in a swarm, but the
curvature cannot be noticed. Draw a
circle ten miles in diameter, cut out
on inch, and yon would say the Inch
is a straight line.. Tbe sun's path trav
ersed during the last 300 years at
twelve miles per second is about in tbe
proportion of this cut out inch. Edgar
Luclen Larkio In New Tork American.
Pepys and the Cook Maid.
There was a aervant problem in tba
seventeenth century, but it was solved
in a rough and ready fashion. Pepys
records on April 12. 1007. that be came
home, "saw uiy door and batch open,
left so by Luce, our cook maid, which
so vexed me that I did give her a kick
in our entry and offered a blow at her."
Two daya afterward (Lord's day)
Pepys writes this: "Took out my wife
and tbe two Mercers and two of onr
maids. Barker and Jnne. and over the
water to the Jamaica bouse, wber I
never was before, and there the girls
did run for wagers over the bowling
green, and there with much pleasure
spent little and so borne." Luce was
not there, but the other maids were
treated as members of the family.
There la only one real failure Is Kfe
possible, and tbat Is not to be true to
the best one knows. Canon Farrar.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is sold
on a guarantee that if you are, not Bat
tened after using two-thirds of a bottle
according to directions, your money
will be refunded. It is up to you to
try. Sold by all druggists.
By Albert I'ayson Terhune.
(Copyright by the Press Publishing- Co. (New Tork World.)
8elect Trees With Care.
Trees for street and lawn should be
studied and selected wftb the greatest
care. They are for life, often for sev
eral generations, yet a dollar often de-
JuSt See That Corn
The New Corn Cure "GETS-IT" Gets It.
Br for I alas Afr lata;
i3ETS-ir t the new corn cure on a
new plan, that la as harmi to tbe
kin a water, but. blase, bow It work
Nothing to stick or hurt. Lo. and he
boid, your corn comes out. Tou don't
fcave to draa; it out. Every owner of a
corn, ctiloui. wart or bunion 1 golnn
to (ft th aurprlM of a lifetime No
more dlarlng at corn. r,f more slicing
witn razor ana ortvini tiooi. no more
blood poison, no more (ticking pUttrri
f;TS-IT" 1 sold at ail druegist' at
! cent a bottle, or sent direct by K.
Lawrence Co, Chicago.
Thoa. Conway "Cabal" Against
dier of for
tune came to
America in 1777
and offered hla
services to the pa
triot army. He
with him no great
military skill, but
a most amazing
capacity for making trouble. Tne
soldier was Thomae Conway, a Brltisn.
subject, who had lived since early
childhood in France. There he had
Joined the army and risen to a colo
nelcy. When be came here be was
Joyfully received. The Revolutionists
lacked expert officers and they made
him a brigadier-general.
The man's boasts aud bis dashing
ways impressed tne simpler states
men. But George Washington read him
at a glance, for a windy, vicious incompetent
So when congress decided a little
later to make Conway a major gen
eral the chief aternly opposed such a
promotion and gave his reasons for
doing so. From that moment Conway
was Washington's sworn foe. One
active mischief-maker can sometimes
work more barm than a dozen wise
men can undo. Conway at once. Join
ed Washington's opponents in con
gress and the army, and started a
campaign for tbe chiefs overthrow.
He and his associates formed what
was known as the "Conway Cabal,"
and did all in their power to under
mine Washlngton'a Influence. In a se
ries of anonymous letters Conway rid
iculed the chief as a coward and as
too feeble of mind as a leader. He
suggested Gen. Horatio Gates as commander-in-chief
in Washington's place.
Not only did Conway and bis friends
win Gates over to this scheme, but
they induced several prominent con
gressmen to lend their influence to
It was the Revolution's dark hour.
New York and Philadelphia were in
tbe bands of tbe British. Washing
ton and his army were starring and
freezing at Valley Forge after a sum
mer and autumn of repeated defeats.
Men's hearts grew faint and their al
legiance weakened. Conway's crafty
words at such a moment fell on ready
The cabal waxed strong. But for a
mere accident it might readily have
ended by depriving Washington of
power and of placing tbe command of
(ha. Mtrlot axmiei la th hands of Gaa
Gates. And with fussy "Inefficient,
cowardly old Gates at the head of the
American troops American liberty
would have been doomed. Here, la
brief, la tbe atory of the accident that
saved our country:
Gates' aid, Wilkinson, drank too
much one night and babbled to a friend
of the chief some of the contents of
a letter from Conway to Gates la
which Conway had spoken Insultingly
of Washington'. The story was told to
Washington, who called Couway to ac
count. Conway rushed to Gates for
aid, and Gates tried to get out of the
difficulty by branding Wilkinson as a
Wilkinson promptly challenged
Gates to a duel. Gates wept on Wil
kinson's shoulder and implored him
to withdraw the challenge, apeaklng ot
himself as a feeble old man who loved
Wilkinson like a father. In this way
the frightened old general wriggled
out of fighting.
Meantime, thanks to the first bint,
Washington learned of all Conway's
anonymous letters and other treacher
ies. The facts were made known to
tbe people. Tbe rabal was crushed un
der a storm of public disapproval.
But Conway was not to escape ao
easily. He was challenged to a duel
by Washington's friend. Gen. Cadwal
lader, who proceeded to shoot him
through the mouth.
Conway, believing himself dying,
wrote one more letter. Tbls time to
Washington, asking forgiveness for
his villainies snd declaring the chief
to be a "great and good man." Then
he "conditionally" resigned his con
mislon as an officer In the American
service. Congress accepted the res
ignation, unconditionally, aud Conway
went back to France.
There he styled himself "Count de
Conway," and managed to win aa ap
pointment as governor cf one of
France's Oriental provinces. He made
such a mess of bis diplomatic work
In his province of the Orient tbat be
almost wrecked tbe French interests
there. He returned to France and be
came a general in the royal armies.
During tbe French Revolution he
was conaemnea to death. Ho was
saved only by an appeal to Great Brit
ain (against which be had fought ia
the American Revolution), but was
compelled to flee from France for hla
After that Conway disappeared frees
history. He is supposed to have diod
about 1600 in poverty and exile.
13 to aa optirciar )
"I ti.ould ray Le is. He's planning1
to rai: his own asparagus this vear "