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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1912.
was born In this city, June 22, 1911.
and leaves beside bis parents one sis
HE'S IN CHARGE OF !
BUTTER TRUST CASE i
Refrigerator Car Burn. A fire
started under a refrigerator car, sup
posedly by bobdes for the purpose of
keeping warm, set flrejo the car early
yesterday morning in the railroad
yards at Fifth and Hancock. The
firemen from station Kb. 6 were caTied
and a line of hose was necessary to
quelch the flames.
New Process for Extraction of Cop
per. Davenport business men hare be
come Interested In a new enterprise
y blch they believe will result in the
growth of a new manufacturing con
cern here, one that win be among
the greatest of the city. It Is for the
extraction of copper from ore without
smelting. To the ordinary Individual
ho foiows the different process of
the smelters, from the time that the
raw material Is ground and washed
until the near perfect copper is melt
ed, this statement may appear some
what startllr.g. The idea of putting
the ore through processes without the
ale of blasts or great heat, is one that
ulll grasp. It Is claimed by J. S.
Healey, the man who discovered this
method, that he has found something
for which scientists have been search
ing for hundreds of years. A visit to
the demonstrating room of the com
pany, 110 West Third street, brought
fcrth many Interesting features. It
showed the quick methods by which
the finished metal is turned out and
one that will be at half the cost of he
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Dr. Hugo Ficke Dies In Burmah.
Hon. C. A. Ficke is planning to leave '
for Europe, called there y the sad i
news of the death of a cousin, who ,
expired on the opposite side of the I
globe, and wlaose widow, coming home
with the body of her husband, Mr.
Ficke will tneet at Naples, and extend j
such help ai he may on the occasion
of her sad homecoming. Dr. Huko
Ficke, the cousin, was a Davenport
visitor a few years ago. He has been
a noted nolUctor for the museum at
Fielburg, Germany, the prominence
of which Is largely due to his volun
tary labors nnd large expenditures In
Its behalf. A couple of months ago
he decided to make another oriental
collecting trip on behalf of the mu
seum, and the past week C. A. Ficke
received a cablegram from Ms cousin's
wife, saying be had been taken ser
iously 111 at Rangoon, Burmah. Lew
than 24 hours afterward came another
arinounclng his death, and asking that
Mr. Ficke meet the widow at Naples.
As they were then on about the op
posite side of the world, It will be
about Feb. 1 before Mrs. Hugo Ficke
rsn arrive at the Italian city.
May Die as Result of Joke. The
victim of a thoughtless and probably
fatal Joke, John Magdal, aged 21 years,
an employe of the Bettendorf Axle
company, lies at Mercy hospital in a
Jame A. Fowler.
James A. Fowler, trust buster and
assistant to Attorney General Wicker
Bham, is actively In charge of the fed
eral suit in Chicago to dissolve the
"butter trust." ' The government hopes
to prove that a conspiracy exists on
the part of the defendants to fix ar
bitrarilythe price of butt, in the in
terest of the big manufacturers and
cold storage concerns and to the detri
ment of the farmer, other small pro
ducers and the consuming public.
Aside from the dissolution Tf the Elgin
board of trade and the American As
sociation of Creamery Butter Manu
facturers, the government, seeks to en
join the defendants from in any man
ner fixing butter prices.
critical condition. Eleven perfora
tions in his bowels are the result of
th- application of an air pump in the
hands of Louis' Bereure, another em
p:oye of the plant. Bereuse has been
placed under arrest and is being held
ponding the outcome of his victim's
condition at the hospital. According
to the Information given by Bereuse
and other employes of the shops, the
joke which was played upon Magdal
while he was asleep was not Intended
to be a serious one. It is claimed by
Bereuse that similar pranks have been
perpetrated upon other employes of
the shops and no harm has resulted.
In this Instance It seems that there
hud been about 175 pounds of pres
sure generated and stored In the air '
tank and when this was forced Into
Magdal s body, the force was suffi
cient to tearaperaturea In 11 different
portions of his organs. The shock
was sufficient to render him uncon
scious. The Injured man was imme
diately taken to Mercy hospital where
his injuries were attended to. It was
necessary to operate upoji him In or
der to afford him a chance for his
Obituary .Record. The death of
John L. Cameron, vice president of
the Cameron Wall Paper company, oo- i
curred at 7 o'clock Saturday morning
at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ed i
H&ines, 1607 Ripley street. Mr. Cam
eron had been seriously ill for a cou
ple of months, suffering from valvular
heart troubles. John Lochiel Cam
eron was born in Davenport Nov. 19,
1SC5, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Cameron, and had lived here all his
life. He was married in June, 1894,
to Miss Ethel Everhard. The sudden
death of Mrs. Cameron six years ago j
was a severe blo"w to him and left
him with a son and two daughters,.
Eugene, Edith and Marlon. Cther
survivors are both his parents and
two brothers, Charles and Richard T,
the latter of Joe., Mo.
Word was received in Davenport
ester day telling of the death of Mrs.
Florence Cloud, wife of Arthur D.
Cloud, who passed away early Satur
day morning at her home. COOS Wood
lawn avenue, Chicago. Mrs. Cloud, be-
: Inn the wife of A. D. Clou-!, wuo is
: son of Mrs. F. D. Slsson of Davenport,
was well known In this city, having
made many friends In this city while
visiting here. Her demise fs made
doubly sad on account of the death
of her infant daughter, who passed
At the age of 70 years, 62 of whlch
have been spent In Davenport, Fred
erick W. Haller, suooumbed to an at
tack of heart failure late Friday even
ing. Mr. Haller retired for the night
apparently in the nest of health. At
E : 45 o'clock Saturday morning his life
less body was discovered by his wile.
The deceased was born May 27, 1842,
in Saxony. Germany, and came to the
United States, with his parents, when
fight years of age, the family resid
ing in St. Louis for several months,
then removing to Davenport. He was
united in marriage in this city, with
Mrs. Mary Thiele in 1875, and for
raany years Mr. Haller conducted a
meat market in Davenport. The sur
vivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary Hal
ler, a brother William Haller of this
city, and three children, Mrs. H. Busse
and Mrs. A. J. Lloyd of Davenport
and Louise Thiele of Mollne.
Dangerous Quantity of Gasoline
Found., Violations of the city ordi
nance in regard to the amount of gaso
line which may be stored within a!
building where special protection is
not afforded was found Saturday aft
ernoon by J. H. Wood, city balding
inspector. In the building at 1522 Sixth
avenue, which is occupied by the C. O.
D. Cleaning and Dyeing company.
The ordinance in such cases fixes the
maximum limit at 50 gallons. Mr.
Wood found 140 gallons In one tank,
and CO In each of three others, all
within dangerous proximity to the
boiler room. The larger tank Is sta
tioned In the cleaning room, it is re
ported, and the three smaller recepta
cles are kept in a back room for re
plenishing of the larger tank when
ever needed. The situation was con
sidered dangerous and immediately
upon receipt of the report, Commis
sloner E. L. Eastman got in touch
with Louis G. Lasher of Davenport
president and treasurer of the com
pany. Judgment for Ransom Co. Judg
ment was entered in the court of Jus
tice H. N. Williams Saturday morning
in favor of H. 8. Ransom of the Ran
som Printing company and against the
management of the White House mo
tion picture thea're for $38.95. the
amount sought in an attachment suit
instituted several weeks ago to se
cure payment of a "claim for printing.
The defendants Thomas B. Keeyes,
E. B. Scott and H. Lighthouses-admitted
the legality of the claim and
consented to the entering of a deci
sion in favor of the plaintiff. The
case of W. E. Whiteside for the pay
ment of attorney fees amounting to
$200 was again continued, this time
until next Saturday. A forthcoming
bond, required by Constable Larson,
protects the plaintiff.
The greatest danger from influenza
is of its resulting in pneumonia. This
can be obviated by using Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy, as it not only
cures influenza, but counteracts any
tendency of the disease towards pneu
monia. Sold by all druggists. (Adver
Factories Have Large Pay Rolls.
Tens of thousands of dollars will be
turned from the coffers of Mollne and
East MoMne factories into the hands
of thousands of employes Tues
day so that those who desire will havo
the opportunity .of indulging in delay
ed Cbrlntmas shopping. An approxi
mate figure of the amount which will
be pals! to shop men Is conservatively
fixed at $125.000 the highest ever
paid in any single week at this sea
son of the year. This Increase comes
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uBBinie uie laci inai me majority oi
shops are not running overtime and Is J,
due largely to the fact that there has
been great expansion In the industrial
field of the two cities in the year 1912.
Iu 1909, $120,000 was the amount in
cluded In the before Christmas pay
roll, and until this year, it stood as
the high record. In that year and pre
vious to the Yutetide season, it was
necessary for factories to operate
overtime in order to meet the demands
of trade. In 1910 the payroll amount
ed to $106,000, and last year the sum
Foreigners Make Addresses. That
the Irving school for foreigners is
producing results was evidenced Sat
urday night when a student, a for
eigner, delivered a short address be
fore an assemblage of students and
teachers. It has been the object of
C. W. Abrams returned home to Des
Moines where he is conductor on the
Iowa division of the Rock Island road,
after spending last Sunday here with
Mrs. C. W. Reed, Sr., and Mrs. Net
tie Plnehave arrived home from Viola
111, where they attended the funeral
of a relative. I
Mrs. Wi'.liam Allison and baby of;
Carbon Cliff visited friends here last
The Silvls Athletic t:lub gave a
dance at Kuhne's hall last Tuesday
evening. A large number attended.
Owing to Mrs. George McKInley be
ing 111 the Crescent Reading and Em
broidery club will not meet this
John Ransom was paid a visit by
his sister, Miss Anna Ransom of Sher
rard. Mrs. Emll Klebe who has been 111 is
now out of danger.
Mrs. Gust Krapp of Coal Valley Is
visiting relatives here.
- Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Douglass
have moved to West Liberty, Iowa.
Mrs. A. B. SUsser was paid a visit
by her sister. Mrs. J. Folk of Toulon.
111. Mrs. Folk departed for her homo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Welsh are visiting
Mrs. B. Hull has as guests F. Hull
and family of Nichols. Iowa.
The Methodise Ladles' Aid society
cleared $90 at its supper and sa'.e of
fahcy work Tuesday.
Mrs. Arthur Small was paid a visit
by her uncle, J. L. Marquis of Colfax,
Mrs. Bruce Coleson had as a guest
her cousin, E. Leech of Alvla, 111.
Walter Dlercks, formerly of Silvls,
now of Davenport, visited friends
George McKInley of West Liberty
was visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Hannah Bellinger Is very 111.
Her daughter, Mrs. Eckhardt of Anna
wan, Is with her.
Mrs. James Shannon has arrived
borne from a several weeks' visit In
Louisiana with relatives.
Mrs. Rosa Coleson of Marengo.
Iowa, visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. August Swanson are
visiting relatives at Decatur.
Mrs. Emma Ball visited relatives at
Taylor Ridge last week.
. Mrs. Alberta Price Is In Chicago at
the home of her sister. Her daughter
Pearl will accompany her home to
Silvls to spend Christmas. Pearl is
attending school In Chicago this year.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Smith have arrived
home from Burlington, where they
J. L. Crowder is ill, and bis condi
tion Is serious. ,
The home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Pen
neil was the scene of a pleasant social
gathering last Friday afternoon. It
was the occasion of Mrs. Pennell'a
birthday anniversary. .
Miss Gladys Birdsall was visiting
relatives and friends at Illinois City
Mrs. C. J. Graham attended the de
gree work and banquet of the Rebec
ca lodge at Rock Island Friday even
Clarence Granlund after a few days'
visit with relatives returned to hie
school work at Augustana college,
Contractor Larson has commenced
the erection of a dwelling for Frank
Kershaw at Co'.ona, 111.
The Woman's Home Missionary so
ciety will meet with Mrs. Charles
Graham on Friday, Dec. 27, at 2:30
p. m. All members and friends are
invited. Mrs. Herbert Callaway is the
The M. E. Christmas tree entertain
: those in charge to have persons repre- ( ment will be given on Christmas
The Turks are the most
Nervous People in the World Today
They are the Greatest
See the point?
We are not quite sure we could help them but
helps a lot of people.
"There's a Reason"
sentative of various walks of life in
Mollne address the students every Fri
day evening. The speaker scheduled
was unab'.e to appear and then the
student stepped forward and filled the
breach. The theme of the talk was
the appreciation of the students of the
efforts on the part of the Woman's
club and the city of Mollne in the af
fording of educational opportunities to
the city's , foreigners. The work of
j the faculty was commended in highest
j terms, and the hearers were made to
feel the deep gratitude of those who
to escape unfavorable conditions in
home come to cast their lot in Ameri
ca. This appreciation was more sub
stantially expressed by the presenta
tion to many teachers of tokens cf
their students' good will. Earlier in
the evening a spelling match wrs held
between the two highest classes, the
students wrestling with such words as
lightning, independence, constitution,
etc. This contest also showed tho
progress made by the students since
taking up work In the night school.
Eleoln Judges Demand More Pay.
Forty of the 102 men who served aa
POSTUM CEREAL COMPANY, LTD., BATTLE CREEK, MICH.
night, Dec. 25, at the opera house.
The program consists of a cantata en
titled "A Loyal Santa Claus." Olo
Santa will be assisted by "Little Girl
Queer" and "Little Boy Queer," "Dan
Cupid and Coxey's Army" and a
number of p'easing features will be
The Orion school closed Dec. 20, not
resuming work until January 6.
Mrs. Ella Antledge has returned af
ter a week's visit with relatives In
The Orion Gun club will hold an
other shoot at its range north of town
on Christmas afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Holmes of Cas-
tleton, 111., are visiting at the home c J
their daughter, Mrs. W. W. Kerr. ;,
Bert Richardson and his company i
will present the laughable comedy
drama, "A Fool and His Money," at j
the opera house Saturday, Dec. 28. ,
- Joe Tracy has returned to Daveh-
port after a short visit wtth relatives.
The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E.
church will hold its next meeting Jan. !
8. . j
Mrs. E. B. Anderburg was pleasant
ly surprised Tuesday afternoon when ,
; judges and clerks of the ulectlon Nov. I about 60 lady friends came in to re
K TO Holiday Feast
1N is quite complete '
without the Elkhorn
smack o' goodness.
Order Elkhorn Pimento today for the
Holiday repast The spicy tang sharpens
the appetite' and Elkhorn Cheese helps
digest a hearty
from pure pas
teurized milk and
always sold abso
31 Varieties Ask Your Dealer
the evening train for an extended trip
Friday evening, Dec. 27, the Orion
Commercial club will entertain at a
smoker and luncheon in the club
rooms. Papers are being prepared by
Edgar C. Love and Dr. J. A. Gustaf-
son which will be followed by open de
Misses Josle Chlnberg and "Mabel
Kerr, were tri-city shoppers Tuesday.
Peter Palmer of Oakland, Neb., is
visiting with his mother and other
relatives in this vicinity.
Wonderful Feats That Are Performed
by Modern Machinr,-y.
The rapidity with which watches are
nowadays manufactured has beeu
made possible by the Ingenious ma
chinery designed within recent years
for the making of all parts of a watch.
The speed with which these various
parts tre turned out is little short of
tonrvelous. Great sheets of brass and
sVeel are cut and rolled Into ribbons
and punched out Into wheels at the
rate of 10,000 a day from each punch
ing machine. Workers drill the thirty
one holes In the roof of the watch as
fast as they can count.
Brass wire glides Into a machine
that measures off the length of a part
turns It, puts a screw thread on each
end and actually screws It In at the
rate of 2,000 a day.
The screws ore of such tiny size
that fifty gross of them may be put
In a woman's tbimble, while of others
there are a thousand cross to the
Balances are cut from the solid fit pel,
ground 'down, worked up and drilled
with their twenty-five screw boles
apiece at the rate of 100 wheels a day
from each machine. '
Wheels have their teeth cut. a couple
of dozen at a time, some with from
sixty to eighty teeth, at the rate of
1,200 wheels a dny from each machine.
This Is an English Invention for mak
ing pictures by Impression of leaves,
ferns, lace, feathers and various other
objects. It depends upon the chemical
action of a fine powder. The object of
which a representation is to be made
Is placed upon white paper and pressed,
either by the hand or by other means.
When the object Is removed no impres
sion is visible on the paper, but upon
sprinkling the powder over the paper
the picture nt once appears, sharply de
fined, and remains permanent Sec
tions of wood and designs of coins and
medals con thus be represented, and
the prints can le transferred to litho
graphic stone, zinc or aluminium, tbua
producing records from which any
number of copies can be taken. Chi
Every being that can live ran do
something. This let him do. Oarlylev
SCMtica and NEURITS I
jot a V 1
r?T1 tarn,' - ,''',or
i 5 met In Turner hall In Informal sea
sion and adopted a resolution preeen'
ing reasons why the municipal com
missioners should allow each worker
V- more for work at the polls on the
day in question. This resolution was
signed by all who were present and
will be circulated through the c!ty un
til it has been presented to all work-
. ers. WTien this cas been done, it will
j be presented to the commissioners.
Some of the men say -that unless ac
J tion taken bycity fathers is favorable
j to the workers, an attorney will be re-
i tamed to further their cause.
Election Judges Demand More Pay.
mind her of her 40th birthday annl
versarv. After refreshments wer
served Mrs. Anderburg was presented ;
with a purse of $11.50 and many other i
beautiful presents. The day proved to
be a most joyful one for both the
guests and Mrs. Anderburg and all de
parted wishing her many more happy j
Mrs.E. J. Qualntance and son Glenn :
or Sherrard have returned home after (
a short visit with relatives In Orion. :
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aug- j
ust Johnson Wedneeday evening at 5
o'clock took place the wedding ofi
tbeir daughter, Mae Emerenzla, to
Carl Ben Frede.l. Rev. J. E. Brodine '
ol-" son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Westling j officiated, usin? the ring ceremony.,
2029 Fourteenth etreet. succumbed j The room was decorated tn yellow and I
to a three-days', illness of bronchit'e; white. The bride was dressed In white!
Dennes-Kiittler Machine Company
All Kinds of Machinery Repaired
General Repairing and Automobile Supplies
First Class Work. Prompt Service
VULCANIZING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Dealers in New and Second-Hand Cars .
Phone West 1747
2412 Third Ave.
Hook Island, III.
6 o'clock Saturday mornlcg. He j messaline.
The happy couple left onj