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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JULY 13, 1912.
Licensed to We!. Leonard Arp.
Daren port, Lena Hoeppner. Davenport ;
Clifford Millar, Mollne, garah C. Thay
er, East Molln; Martin 8. Conner.
Davenport, Lulu Kendall, Rock Island;
Louis J. Ells, Davenport, Nine Dudley,
Davenport; Frank T. Miller, Daven
port, Alma Jebo, Davenport.
Line 3oon Ready. The iew Daven-Xort-MuBcatine
interorban line will be
fully completed and a regular service
established on Aug. 1, according to the
statement of President J. F. Porter to
day. The line la practically completed
now with the exception of the finish
ing touches on the ballasting. It waa
ipeeted to Inaugurate the service be
fore this time but unfavorable weath
er conditions caused a delay. On
Aug. l the line will be In full opera
tion. The schedule will be announced
Sets Own House Afire. Because he
was locked out of lis house at 1562
Leonard street Thursday night Frank
Llbby poured gasoline In the front hall
and then set 3! re Ho It. Only the prompt
arrival of the Are department saved
the tonse from destruction. Libby
waa placed under arrest by Fire Chief
Denver wo en tbe circumstances sur
rounding the Are were made known.
It was said that Ltbby had come home
In an Intoxicated condition and upon
being refused entrance by his Bisus
lie secured the gasoline can and used
copious quantities on the woodwork.
He then applied the match and soon
the front of the house resembled a
moving picture structure under fire.
The neighbors raised the alarm and
soon the department was on the scene.
Chemicals were sufficient to extin
guish the lire which bad not yet pained
a good headway. IJbby faces a charge I
of arson but this has not yet been
lodged alDt him.
Obituary Record. Thursday after
noon at Mercy bwpltal. occurred the
death of Mrs. Mary McMichael, after a
long Illness, at tbe age of 60 years. Sbe
was born in Germany, June 13, 1C2,
and came to this country In company
with her parents, when 13 years of
age, direct to this city, where she had
since reeldvd. She waa united in mar
riage when 52 years old, to George Mc
Mlcliat'l of Davenport, who biirvlves
her. In addition to one slater, Mrs. j
Erdmati. of this city, and three broth
ers, Fred and Henry Albright of Ka
cine. Wis, and Charles Albright of
Mrs Kol Mnrney and son Rsymond
of Little York spent Monday wl'Li Mrs.
Murney's e'"ter, Mrs. Wlllard Mcliou
gal. who is visiting bere from Farinin
cialo. N. J.
MIhs Marsha Vernon of Emporia,
Kan., Is visiting at the home of her
aunt, Mrs. Mary Chowuiug.
Mrs. llwsid Fisher and daughters
IK'leii and Ix-na of Cbtrago are vitsit
Itig Mr. and Mrs. T. C. IUuderson.
Mlhg Mildred Hause of Aalns worth,
Iowa, ts visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Retherford wtnt
to Rork Inland to meet Mrs. Kcther
furd's sister, who came from Nebraska
to visit relatives,
Jonas Feeder was born In Owen
county, Indiana, May 16, 1634, and died
Jun 20, while on a vlblt to h'.s sister,
Mrs. Bums, In KsUcrton. Iowa. He
had been a regidrut of Mercer county
for over 60 years. In 1S74 he was msr-rA-d
to Ulti Sarah Mornis. No coil-
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pswsws8ssnssMMsassMisessMsnosssasisissiiiii mum n ijmiiiis I mi . ., in j
Our New Perfection Broiler
Is plca&ing many women. It enables the housewife to broil
as well on the New Perfection Stove as over a coal Ere.
It uses all the heat.
It cooks evenly.
It broils both sides at once.
It doesn't sxicke.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
i Aa Irtdiana Carporataoa)
GEORGIA GIRL RAISES SIGN PAINTING'
INTO ART REALM; FINDS IT PROFITABLE.
Miss Irene MereJ1th.
Miss Irene Meredleth. of AUanta, Ga., has taken up sign painting
sa a profmalon. and has rained that prosaic business Into ttte realm of
art. She win paint a sign aaywhera desired whether It be In italics
en the corner of a ribbou or in box car letters across the side of a
xky-scrspr. And she gets all the work she can do. "I have never ex
perienced the IndljtnltVus and humiliations that so many claim ara the
i -rice of public life for a woman." Miss Meredleth declares. "The me
l.ave unlverslally treated me with kindness an consideration."
dren v.rre bom to them, but they rais
cd throe orphan children. His remains
were brought to Aledo Friday aiid were
tnken to th ljtirch at Haml't, where
fuherul SfTviirs wtire couuueted by
H 'v. Mr. Crain? of Klrkwood. It-.ir ial
was InVIanilet cemetery.
Mrs. PiT'ih Weinog and daughter 1
Rrlle ud M.-s. Fannie Tcper and broth-;
er, Simon lULiiiowitz or thicco, are;""" vu.iuicu uum,
giiest of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Fa'ku-1 tkrt, of whom. Robert G. of Williaras
vitrh of this city burg. Ran., Frank K. of Seattle, Wash.,
... . . .
Mrs. J. H. Odell accompanied her
niee. Miss Jessie Albee of Joy, to the
tJalesburg hospital, w here she goes for
Miss Alice Mitchell cf Galesburg.
who ha:i been visiting MUs Michael
Jamison, returned to her home Tues
day. The Misses Ella and Anna Johnson
spent Sunday with their coivsin, Mrs.
Hattie Anderson, in Reynolds.
Wesley Winder of Peoria is making
a few weeks' vieit with his father. H.
II. Winger, and eister, Mrs. Elmer
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Careen started
on a trln through the eastern states.
They w ill Join Mr. end Mr3. Winbig-
ler at Niagara Falls and they will mak
the triD tocether
The Hsptist, United Presbyterian,
Methodist and Piesbvterlan churches
will hold union purviews in Central park
Sunday evenings. The following pro
gram Is sn outline cf the work: July
14, Rev. J. B. Pollock; July 21, Rev. T.
And of coune yoa are (mulUr wrth &je
Hew "Pgrcct i or
It such cocrciwaca all trie year
round, h w31 bake, broil, roait aod luut
Jtut u well as a rruUi coal rari(e.
Atk Is tr (ha Nfw Kcrrcina Sm. your
abwl op rtw',,.. towel rick rtc. h f ,
Ui. manrct, ihi,ih clMMm MmW
vk I. 2 r 3 kutan. Free Ok-r)ooa &
mi f Mn. Cuck.bdok mm sna lo auyoM
tearjia 5 ton lo ukt uiai cot.
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S. PittpnFer; July 28. Rev. A. E Moody;
A up. 4, supplied; Aug. 11, laymen's
rally on "Aledo"s Next Great Need."
John .Mitclit-11 Warwick was born in
Hamilton rornty, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1825,
and dijd at the home of his daughter.
! Mrs. H'Ile Morrow of near Al'Jdo, June
Mr. Warwick was married to Miss
-aucy Margaret i-iniey. Apni
.. i . . . ... i ... - i
none Morrow of Aifdo, are
now living. Mrs. Warwick died Oct
20. 1904. For several years Mr. War
wick had been an invalid. In 1862 Mr,
Warwick johwd company H, 84th Illi
nois infantry, and faithfully served his
country in the Civil war for three
years. He was a member of the t'nit-
the funeral services were held Thurs
day, June 27, conducted by the pastor.
Rev. J. R. Pollock. Burial was In the
Aledo cemetery, with the ritual of the
(J. A. R. read by members of the "War
rrn Sbedd post, of which Mr. Warwick
was a member.
Mrs. A. C. Sells and nephew, Robert
j Oony of Wichita, Kan., have gone to
i M:lcomb for a two weeks" visit with
i MrB- Sells' sister, Mrs. T. A. Griffin.
Mrs. James Blake and daughter 'Vir
ginia came Saturday to spend a few
weeks at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Lorimer.
James Gorman, living north of Aledo,
met with a very serious accident Tues
day while working with his bay. The
hay fork fell on him and penetrated
his abdomen. Dr.-Kleinsmid was call
ed and dressed the wound, and took
Mr. Gorman with his wife and his
mother in the automobile, to the Mercy
hospital in Davenport, where an oper-
auuii was prrionnea. ne is in a ser
Miss J-.-r.nIe Amlong and her niece.
Miss Kathryn Amlong, have gone by
boat from New Boston to Muscatine
for a short visit.
Clifford Bowers of Macomb, who has
been visiting at the home of his father,
E. K. Bowers, left for that city Monday.
The Mieses Maggie and Helen Cher
ryholmes and brothers Chester and
Kenneth of Crawfordsville are spend
ing a few days with Miss Elva Done-
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bower left Mon-
;day for a trip in the north and east
j Rr d expect to be gone several weeks.
jThe- will go to visit Mr. Bower's old
I home in Nova Scotia, going by the
way of Boston, where they will visit
Mr. Bower's brother, and stopping at
Montreal and other places of interest
on thc-ir way. They will return by the
way of New Vcrk.
Mrs. Edward Dool and daughter Lu-
cile and Mrs. Guy Scott and daughter
Kathryn spent Monday In Rock Island.
Miss Elizabeth White, who has been
spending two weeks w ith the Ira Rey-j born I was left a perfect wreck. I was
nolds family in Redwood Falls. Minn., I so weak I could hardly do my household
returned to her home in Aledo Sunday. ! ute8 nol suffered with an awful back
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson of j ache. But since I have used your Com
Faso. Texas, w ho came with the boy ; PO PBi"s in my back have left me
of Mr. Thompson's mother Monday j nd I etrong again,
left for Fort Madison, Iowa to see Mrs' "My mother Jt through
Thompson's mother, v ho is very 111 ' ot Life and tpeaks very highly
Rev. Swanson left lucsr-ay to attend lX Yan Use thia letter any way
a Rock ls:and uistr ct meetmg in Men y? T 1 U U onI? fa5rTor "
dcta ; who has suffered as much as I, to let
w n rr.. ' ui others know of your great remedy."
be; n ,V Chicago who ha. Mrs. Bi. Gaht. JS58 NTRiJgew.y Ave.,
been ;biti..g t.s f.-.ther, J. A. Pomeroy, Chicago, III.
Burns His Arm. Carl Frank, em
ploye of the Root & VanDervoort En
gineering company, waa severely burn
ed on both arms at 11 o'clock yester
day morning, when gasoline which cov
ered them was Ignited. A physician
Fit Causes ' Death. Frank Ostrand,
aged 45, an inmate of the county farm
until six weeks ago, died at the city
hospital at 5 Thursday afternoon. He
was takn there by a physician la a
dying condition at 3 Thursday morn
ing, passing to rest without gaining
consciousness. Tbe man waa found by
Officer Morrison in a room at 120S
Third avenue shortly after midnight
In going by the place on his regular
beat the policeman heard a noise in
the rear room on the first floor, and
on Investigation discovered that Os
trand, who was subject to epileptic
fits, had fallen out of his bed. A phy
sician was called. Ostrand was a pat
tern maker toy trade, but owing to his
condition had been unable to work
much in late years. He was sent to
the poor farm a year ago, hut express
ing a desire to come back to this city
and go to work, he left the farm six
weeks ago of his own volition.
Obituary Record. Gertrude Marie, 7-
weeVs-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Nelson of 184 Nineteenth ave
nue, died at the home at 7:30 Thurs
day evening. Death was due to whoop
ing cough, with which the infant had
been ill two weeks. Besides sorrowing
parents, two sisters, Mildred and Hel
en, are left bereaved.
Edgar Minteer, 1704 Twenty-eighth
avenue, died at 11:45 yesterday mom-'
ing at the home. Death was due to
spinal trouble with which he had suf
fered for a year. Edgar was born in
South Moline, April 24, 1833, and re
ceived his education in the grade
schools of this city, which had been
his home since childhood. He waa
employed as a city mail carrier for
almost two years. Two children, Marie
and Hazel, together with the widow,
survive. Other survivors are his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Minteer, and
three si6ters, Mrs. Emma Schofer, Mrs.
Kate Maher and Miss Mary Minteer,
all of this city. The funeral will be
held from the late home at 2:30 Sun
day afternoon. Interment will be in
for two weeks, left Monday for Daven
port. K. M. Whitham and C. G. Mclntyre
spent Tuesday in the tri-clties.
Little Miss Gladya Winders went
Tuesday to visit her grandmother, Mrs.
H. H. Sidwell, 1n Viola.
Miss Cleo Goddard went to Joy Mon
day to spend a few davs with rela
Mrs. Edward Byrne spent Tuesday
in Mathersvllle with Mrs. Charles Da
vis. Miss Ramona Wood hams of Denver,
who is visiting at the home of Dr. G.
L. David, went to Wheaton Monday to
visit her grandparents.
James A. Smith returned to Gales
burg after spending two weeks with
his mother, Mrs. Mary R. Smith.
Miss Eleanor Harney is home from
These Two Women's Health
Restored by Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Com
pound Read Their
Cheneyville, La. '"Some time ago
when in poor health, suffering from fem
inine ills, I began to
take Lydia E. Pink
Compound and Liver
Pills. I soon felt
better and gained in
strength and flesh.
A gradual improve--
ment continued as I
took the Compound,
and from 120 pounds
I row weigh 155, and
feel that my life has
" I deeply regret that I did not know
of your medicine long before I did.
Friends often speak of the wonderful
change in my health, and I tell them that
your medicine did it." Mrs. J.W.Stan
ley, Cheneyville, La.
Distressing Case of Mrs. 31. Gary.
Chicaeo. I1L "I have used Lvdia E.
j Pinkham's Vegetable Compound for
' backache and it has certainly made a new
! woman of ine. After my first baby was
Injurious to the Public
To Pay Interest and Dividends
on a Second Telephone Plant
"Facts far outweigh intentions, no matter how
ornate the latter may be. The facts in this case are sim
ply that from every point of view it is injurious to the pub
lic for two telephone companies to prepare to serve a single
community. Every person familiar with the history of
public service corporations knows that a merger of the two
concerns now in competition in this community is inevit
able. Even the men at present in control of those con
cerns cannot prevent their ultimate consolidation.
"This being the case, it is proper for the public
authorities to consider now the policy to be pursued when
the time arrives for ratification by the city of the inevitable
merger. The Chicago public should not in justice be
forced to submit to consolidation under terms that will
require high telephone tolls to pay interest and dividends
on money wasted in constructing one more telephone
plant than the city has any use for."
(Chicago Daily Neus, Feb. 5, 1912)
The economic waste involved through
competition, in furnishing telephone
service, cannot be justified.
Chicago for a visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harney.
E. L. Werts of Oquawka spent Mon
day with his father, George W. Werts,
" Mrs. A. C. Ramsay and daughter
Frances have returned from Cooks
vile, 111., where they have been
visiting at the home of Rev. A. C.
Mrs. C. Muehllman and children
were guests at Carl Dahn's home Sun
Miss Bonnibeile Fullner visited
from Friday to Sunday with Nellie
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Zwicker of
Preemption visited Sunday at the
home of August Hartniun.
Doris Brookman of Center Point,
Iowa is visiting her grandmother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider.
MIbs Julia Hintermeitter left Tues
day for Crangeville, Idaho where she
will visit her brother, Albert, and
Bister, Mrs. Clyde Moffltt.
Miss Myrtle Rouse of Washington,
Iowa, is visiting with relatives in and
about the village.
Among the passengers into Rock
Island Monday were Myrtle Dahn,
Ruby Olson, Margaret Schubert, Mrs.
Buelah Wood and Anna Ilinter
meister. The Ladies' Foreign Missionary
society of Edgington held it's monthly
meeting at the home of Airs. Eliz
abeth Schneider near Taylor Ridge.
The meeting opened with a 6ong,
"Count Your Blessing's" which was
followed by scripture reading and
prayer. Papers on the following
subjects were read: "The Bulgarian,"
Mrs. A. J. Miller, "Cuba," Mrs. Her
man Hofer, ''The Indians of Am
erica," Mrs. E. Hartman, song,
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Fol
lowing the program a luncheon was
served by the ladies. About $S was
Including the Wedding Fas.
Mrs. Chubb (with newspaper) I see
several persons are petitioning to have
their names changed. What does U
cost to have a name changed? Mr.
Chubb It cost me a couple of hundred
to have your named changed to mine.
Lodger I wish you would put a bet
ter mattress on my bed. Landlady
Better mattress? Why. that is genu
ine hair mattress! Lodger Oh, that
being the ense, perhaps a bottle of hair
restorer 1 all that's necessary! Lon
Squeal and Bark.
Nothing lost here but the squeal,"
declared tbe pork packer. "Are yoa as
economical In conducting your busi
ness?" "Just about," answered the visitor.
"I'm in the lumber business. We
waste nothing but tbe berk." Louis
"What's that racket down there?"
shoufed the oid gentleman from the
head of tbe stairs.
"1 think." promptly replied Lis
daughter, "that it was Bob dropping
his voice when he proposed to me."
Detroit Free Press.
"But,' naid tne absolutely bald old i
party, "can I be assured that this ;
horse is quite gentle?"
"My dear sir." replied tbe tricky !
dealer, "be wouldn't hurt a Lsir of '
yonr head "Catholic Standard and
news an tbe time The
Central Union Telephone Co.
A. J. BEVERUN. Manager
By Albert Parson Torhune.
(Copyright by the Press Publishing Co. (New York World.)
William Cunningham, Jailer of
New York "Revolution
ously that the
groanings and la
mentable cries of
the rebel prisoners
(both here in New
York and in the
prison ship on the CAPT. WILLIAM
Breucklen shore) CUNNINGHAM
disturb their slumbers. And they pray
that Master Cunningham, our provost
marshal, will dvlse some means to
keep the poor wretches quiet of
So runs an old letter written In
New York during the darkest days of
the American Revolution. The Brit
ish had captured New York and Phila
delphia. , To both cities but chiefly to
New York they brought thousands of
patriot soldiers, captured In battle,
and many non-combatants who had
risked freedom and life to help the
cause of liberty by money, gifts or by
These unlucky captives were not
treated like prisoners of war. They
were housed and fed or, rather,
starved in a way the law nowadays
would not permit for cattle or swine.
And the man in charge of them waa
a blackguard whose own countrymen
loathed him, William Cunningham.
Cunningham was the son of a Brit
ish dragoon and was born In the
regimental barracks at Dublin. In 1774
he came to America and settled in
New York, where he made a living for
tome time by "breaking" colts and by
giving riding lessons. When the Revo
lution broke out, in 1775, he became
involved in a political row with some
local patriots and was forced to flee
to Boston, there to seek the protection
of the British army.
Ills noisy loyalty to King George
III. got him into trouble there and at
tracted the notice of Thomas Gage,
the English general. Gage appointed
him provost marshal to the royal
army. Ilia chance for "revenge" had
Cunningham was sent hack to New
Ycrk and was put in charge of the
Revolutionary prisoners there and In
Philadelphia. There were several Im
promptu prisons in New York where
the patriot captives were lodged. One
was the city hall, another the famous
old "Sugar House," another. King's
("now Columbia) college; another the
"new gaol" (the old hall of records
In City IU11 park), torn down only a
U " 1 3
Befora you pay
iucce-s and low
.fiij Hours: 1 to 11, z to 4. ana Tuesday and :turday eve
f nlngi. 7 to , also tiunday morning from 10 lo 11 i m.
CHICAGO MEDICAL INSTITUTE
124 W. Third St., over Adams Krpresa Co. Davenport, la.
few years ago), and worst of aTl
the "prison ship 'Jersey,'" moored on
the Brooklyn shore. Churches were
also turned into jails.
In the prison ship the captives wetw
herded by hundreds in dark, foul pens,
destitute of pure air and sunlight.
They were given such food as a dog
might, well scorn, and In such tiny
quantities as would not suffice to
keep a dog alive. The water they
drank was filthy. No medical cant
or chance for cleanliness or exercis
was granted them. Prison fever and
other maladies scourged their ranks.
They died like so many flies. To such,
fearful condition were they reduced
that the lowest city outcasts wera
touched by pity and secretly seat
The fate of the captives In the new
gaol, or hall of records, was little bet
ter. Here Is an extract from Pia
tard's account of their sufferings:
"So closely were they packed to
getber that when they lay down at
night to rest, on the hard oak planks,
and they wished to turn, it was all
together, by word of command
'right' 'left' being so wedged as to
form almost a solid mass of human
All war Is cruel. But snch tortur
as this was inexcusable. And (though
the British government might perhaps
have bettered matters had they chos
en to) the lion's share of the blame
was Cunningham's. Here is a portion
of his sworn confession, made in 1791,
Just before his own execution:
"I shudder to think of the murders
I have been accessory to, both with
and without orders from government,
especialy while in New York, during
which time there were more than two
thousand prisoners starved by stop
ping their rations (which I sold).
There were also 2.75 American pris
oners executed. A guard was des
patched to forbid people to look out
from their doors or windows on pain
of death, after which the prisoners
were conducted, gagged, at midnight.
Just behind the upper barracks, hung
without trial and them burled."
Cunningham went back to England
after the war and took to riotous liv
ing. Being short of money to squan
der on dissipation, b forged a draft.
For this crime he was tried, con
demned, and, on August 10, 1791, was
He Is said to have boon responsible)
for the shameful death of nearly 2,500
American patriots. Nor could mere
hatred for the colonists account for
'.his wholesale slaughter, since he dis
honestly sold for bis own profit the
-jrovlslons allotted to them.
FEE ONLY ONI DOllAB R
Lis fee to others Investigate our great
price Tor 17 years th best and
fee for medical treatment Is only one
dollar Including- medicine, la Catarrh, Khaumatlsra and
many Heart. Stomach and Lung Troubles Also Ner
vous Debility, VnknM, I.on of Vigor, all run diwn.
Varicose Veine, Kidney, b'adder. Mood an-i Skin Ila
cae at very lo rate. Call at office once. You can
return home aame day.
r"1 r"lMren shoull take our special
treatments for lung, heart, stomach,
- ervoua Ulnrasea. 17 years In Davenport.