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THE BOCK ISLAND - ARGUS., SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES
I "floated" ia fresh water after, being
taken ' from the beds. Dr. Hofman
had confirmation of this from a for-
London, Sept 2". The quaint little
hou.se in Craven street where Benja
min Franklin .lived in his more pros
perous days, and from which he i6
Kiipd lil3 deliehtful series of papers
culled the "Craven Street Gazette,"
forms part of a block of property
which has been purchased for the con-
The reported killing and eating of
, i nser cannibal.
several historic houses or entertam-
m on t In liindnn nnv hpavv dividends
because American tonrists put up with Mr, Warner, in Papua, by the natives,
bad food and poor service on account has called attention to the fact that
of historical associations. And, more- j cannibalism is by no means stamped
over, some of these lack the historical out in New Guinea. V'arner believed
authenticity of the Franklin house. j that radium cculd be found in Papua
I and fell a victim to his own zeal. It
etructlon of a large hotel, and, unless i Eastbourne, Sept. 27. The annua!
immediate steps are taken to save it,
this historical building wiil be torn
down. An appeal has been made to
Americans to rave the house and a
proposal will be made to the hotel
builders to include Franklin rooms
within the new building.
The house is now conducted as a
small residential hotel, much frequent
ed by Americans. It bears above the
front doorway the following tablet,
"Lived here Benjamin Franklin, print
er, philosopher and statesman
1706. died 1790."
Here the. great American philoso-j
pher resided after he had served hi
hard apprenticeship in London and
during the absence of his landlady,
Mrs. Stevenson, from home lie enter
tained his fellow boarders with the
isnie of a whimsical Beriea of papers
called the "Craven Street Gazette."
One of the paragraphs was as follows:
"At six o'clock this afternoon news
came by the post that Her Majesty
(Mrs. Stevenson) had arrived safely
at Rochester on Saturday night. The
bells Immediately rune for candles to
illuminate the parlor; the court went
into crihbage. and the evening con
cluded with every demonstration of
The tablet was affixed to the house,
which has been rebuilt, but in the
same style as when Franklin lived in
i. by the Society of Arts, before th
London county council undertook the
work of marking the one-time homes
of eminent persons in London. Frank
lin was not the only famous resident
of Craven street. At various periods
the poet Akenslde and Hetnrich Heine
lived there, and James Smith, the au
thor of "Rejected Addresses," died in
a house not far from the Franklin
I.oussj In his Comic Miscellany, Sftitb
"In Craven street. Strand, tn attor
neys find place,
""And tn dark coal Imrgrs are moor'd
at its bate;
Eastbourne tournament, second only
in importance to the ail-England cham
pionships at Wimbledon has ended,
bringing to a close one of the most
succesbful lawn tennis seasons ever
witnessed in England.
The season has been a veritable tri
umph for J. C. Parke, the brilliant
Irish player, who went down to defeat
only one during the year, and that to
McLoughlin in the open championship
at Wimbledon. He retrieved this de-
Born j feat by beating the great American
plaer in one of the single matches
in the Davis cup challenge round.
Since last November Parke has beaten
among others, Norman BrookeE, A. F.
Wilding. M. E. McLoughlin, R. N. Wil
liams, A. E. Beamish and A. H. Lowe.
is reported that his two native com
panions escaped his horrible fate, the
news of which they brought to the
At one time official circles believed
that cannibalism was a thing of the
past In British New Guinea, but clear
evidence that it has persisted into the
present decade has been provided by
unimpeachable witnesses. In a book
published last year, J. H. P. Murray,
Lieutenant governor and chief judicial
officer of Papua, has much to say
about the practice of cannibalism
among the natives in the Island. He
writes about boiling springs which
not many years ago were made use
of for cooking any prisoners cap
tured in the village warfare.
Describing the northeastern division
of the island, Murray quotes a native
London. Sept. 27. Another instance J witness, who, telling of the eating of
human Domes, eaia: we Don mem;
we cut them up and boii them in a
of old customs giving way to new is
found this week in Lloyd's Under
writers room, where the famous old
"Loss Book," which almost since the
Inception of the present headquarters
only contained records or losses of ves
sels, their capture, seiaure or other
forms of detention, is now to become
a casualty book, which will have post
ed within its pages minor casualties,
such as damages to ships, equipment,
collisions or any happening that might
cause delays, for which the underwrit
I Another improvement will be the
! posting of home and foreign arrivals
on typewritten sheets instead of the
present laborious method of entering
them by hand in two large volumes.
Many of the older, more conservative
members express regret at these
changes, but the younger generation
welcome tiiem as facilitating their
The taking over of the telephone sys
tem by the British postoffice depart
ment l a not been welcomed by the
other public utilities already under the
the control of the poRtmaster-general.
and hen that official returns fromfcisi
visit to Canada he will fine a feud in
.... cran tflfl l. and
in me street.
! full swing between the olt'icials of the
The officials of the two departments
pot. We boil babies, too, we cut them
up like a pig. We eat them cold or
hot; we eat the legs first. We eat
them because they are like fish. We
have fish in the creeks and kangaroos
Murray tells of the remark of a
Fergusson Islander to a stranger who
wanted to buy betel nuts from him:
"Why should I sell you betel nut; I
am going to eat you." Which he
promptly did. He also writes of a
crew of shipwrecked Chinese, who
were eaten one bv one, until' the cap
tors, surfeited with the diet, peddled
those who were left around the coast
selling them to the highest bidders.
Wives, who ventured to look around
'during the funerals of their husbands
were killed and eaten. One native
who was concerned in the killing of
a neighboring chief and his two wives
told of the subsequent eating of the
victims with the utmost unconcern.
He told of eating the hand of -one
wife, but refused to touch the.o;aer,
as he had killed her, and it was not
the custom of his tribe to eat .one's
own victim. The two women ' were
j pieces, mixed with sago, cooked
wrapped up in leaves, and distributed
jto the victors, including their women
About this Sir George Rose wrote I ' . , L i and children.
. , . , , .. ; . nave ijt'fii m iHLLEti ucaus iui ouiuc . . ,
the fn lowing 1 pes: ,. . ,, n, ' Lieutenant General Kuno von Steu-
..,.. .?. time and the lack of teamwork has. . . , .,
V hy should honesty fly to some safer i . i...n.. v,.. .i,.i1'fn is tne new "sciioolmatter oi&the
f ( DftMl mutf paiuiuuy atiaiILl i' hits
re re., 'adoption of separate codes for the
rriun imrpes ana attorney?
T.".. .. L. 1 .. .. .. . 1 . ... . 1 . .
, . ar j jm Ul me top or jgraph Rnt1 telephone work.
And (he bhrges are jut at the bot
Business Judgment rather than sen
timent probablv will latl the hotel
, first-class fighting material.
owners to include the Franklin apart
ments within their new building, as
od rot .,..'. ,,,..i, cCmoH.ri-Jbest of l-le young German army! offl
i . ' , '' j v,v ,u icers are sent soon after receivingttheir
. a a u,.n the same family, ne of the testy tem-
was inented code names have been
a . trt 41,.a ic Pr an indomitable perseverance,
used to designate towns with long 1 . . . . , .
, . , ; wno organised and drilled Georce
names and recently ihe teiepnone de- ,. , . . , . . '
. . , Ti I Washington a untrained recruits luto
Ji! J I II I I'll L ua;iUCU in ciij'ji. hit; iBiik:
i uc iacn iv t iir u i ii a.1
1 telegraph code it invented one of its i . . .
k- t .u Steuben has been
ow n. Now most of the tow ns have i
The reliable house.
Sunday last time to wit
ness the classiest act in
"A Day in the Alps"
FOUR OTHER REAL ACTS
3 DAYS ONLY 3
$1.60 play 10c, 20c, 30c
All Matinees 10c and 15c
Sold out for Monday. Or
der seats for Tuesday and
Phone Rock Island 708
I Eystpm conies into use on Oct. 1 sub
jscribers will be prepared for trouble.
Some of the subscribers already have
protested and pointed out that the use
of a little common sense and cordial
ity between the two departments
would have eecured uniformity.
Oct. 4 '"The Frice."
Oct. Where the Trail Divides."
Oct. 20-:i "Everywoman."
Oct. 2" "Tik Tok Jiaa of Oa."
Oc-. 24 "Offlccr 66ti."
Oct. 25 "Flue-Feathers."
Oct. 26 "That Printer of Udells."
Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1-2 Dave Lewis in
"Don't Lie to Your Wife."
Vaudeville performances at 2:45 and
S:15. Two shows Wednesday and Sun
Pantages vaudeville Performances
daily at 2:45 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Adele Blood, who will be seen here
shortly in the title role of "Every
woman,' the dramatic spectacle
which is sponsored by Henry W. Sav
age, is described as being one of the
most beautiful women of the American
stage. She is a .milk-white blonde of
Junoesque proportions and as the role
requires elaborate dressing she is seen
in a wardrobe that sets many a fem
inine heart aflutter. Beauty is not
Miss Blood's sole qualification. She
won the enthusiastic endorsement of
every dramatic writer in New York on
her first appearance in the role at the
Herald Square theatre, where she
played it several hundred times.
AT THE EMPIRE.
"The Wolf" comes to the Empire
theatre for three days, beginning next
Monday. "The Wolf is from the
pen of Eugene Walters, author of sev
eral dramas, but it is so different fron
the usual run of plays, that it leav'eg
a distinct impression of its own on
the mind of the spectator. The
story and theme are new-. There is
an abundance of bright dialogue, droll
humor, and the pathos, and sentiment
of the play are not of the artificial
THAW IN MOVIES AT
FAMILY, IN MO LINE
Berlin, Sept. 27. That cannibals
seldom eat white captives and then
without particular ntst is the gist of
a scientific report on the subject made
by Dr. Hofraan, formerly a consul in
Africa and an authority on the sub
ject of tribal customs.
Writing of the recent murder of the
German-American mineralogist. John
Herry Warner, by natives of New
Guinea, Dr. Hofman asserts that the
abstention of cannibals in Africa and
of Guinea from the flesh of white men
Is not because they fear the spirit of
the while victim or his powers of mag
ic, as has sometimes been assumed,
but because they consider that it has
au unpleasant taste due to the use of
sharp spices and condiments and cf
salted dishes in the diet of the Euro
pean. Dr. Hofman cites an article printed
several years ago in a journal of Liber
ia, in which it was said that the can
nibals in the Liberian territory eat a
white man only when he has fallen
Into their hands alive. Then the vic
tim Is immersed to the neck in a run
ning brook and held there by bonds
for two or three days, on much the
same principle that an oygter ia
assigned was too
i onerous for his predecessor. General
von Guendell, who retired aftor less
than six months' service. A detail to
the War academy is an indispensable
preliminary to service v. iih the gen
eral staff, from which the officers for
higher commands are selected, and
General von Steuben possibly has in
his hands the military training of a
future commander of the German
army in a later war.
A German medical journal reports
the curious case of a child born with
out a brain, which in spite of this
handicap, lived to the age of almost
four years. At the autopsy it was
found that both the cerebrum and
cerebellum, the so-called "big" and
little brain, were completely lack
ing, only the medulla oblongata being
present. Thi3 little kr;ot of brain tis
sue at the base of the main brain,
which in fishes forms the sole brain,
was able here to control the func
tions of the body necessary to a bare
existence, but nothing more. The child
lay in a state of coma, with contracted
arms and almost -motionless, during its
whole existence. It was impossible
to obtain the slightest mental reaction.
The Mayor of Decatur, 111;, Speaks on
V' t - -
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"Mayor Dinneen says: 'As nearly a& I'can be in, .
formed of tne desires of the people, through the instru- ;
mentality of the public press and the public and private
expression of its citizens, I believe that they would be
favorable to an arrangement that would insure one sys-
tern of telephones in the city, that system to furnish the
very best service known to the art of telephony keeping
pace with all its modern inventions and yet that service
furnished to the consumers at the minimum of cost, and
it occurs to me that the time is 6pportune for such a con
dition to be brought about,' provided it can be done so
along just and equitable lines to the public as well as the
companies interested.' "Public Service, August, 1913.
Central Union Telephone Company
A. J. Be verlin, District Manager
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
From The Argus Files of 1888
Manager Joe Rcscnfleld cf the Fam
ily theatre, Moline, has made the big
tri-city moving picture strike of the
season. All next week the Family will
present the complete story, in pictures,
of the trials of Harry K. Thaw, slayer
of Stanford White, in Canada. Chicago
theatres have had the pictures for a
week. The Family is the first theatre
in this section to secure them. ' Man
ager Rosenfiell also promises two of
the strongest bills he has had this
year the coming week at his house.
Marry EC. Thaw
Commencing Monday Afternoon, the Only Authorized
Moving Picture of
AT HIGH SCHOOL 11
The .captains of teams in the Watch
Tower subscription contest met last
evening with the managers of the
campaign and plans for the -closing
days of the contest were discussed.
The event ende Monday. The total
number of subscriptions has now risyi
to 2S7, and It is probable that before
Monday the count will be over 400.
The board of control of the Watch
Tow er, the school publication, met last
evening and selected Charlotte Mur
ray, a sophomore, to fill the place of
Ira Keller, who recently resigned his
position on the board.
It's a Perilous Matter to Endanger the
Life of a Sultasi.
Within two weeks after the assas
sination of Mabmud Shefket Pasha,
the grand vizier of Turkey, thirty-two
men were put to death for taking part
in the conspiracy. According to Tur
kish custom handed down from the
time of Mohammed, there is no limit
a to the number of lives that may be
Sept. 21. A gratifyingly large and
exceedingly well pleased audience
greeted the accomplished eoubreUe,
Mattie Vickers, at Harpej's theatre last
last night. The clever little star ap
peared In the role which has made her
famous, "Jacqueline, or Paste and Dia
The Peoria baseball club is at the
Rock Island house.
Many of the cities of the north are
sending contributions to the stricken
districts of the yellow fever plague
in the south. If the disease continues
to spread and more aid is needed.
Rock Island may be looked to as sus
taining its reputation of doing its
Sept. 22. The Davenport & Rock
Island Railway company has filed ar
ticles of incorporation with the Dav
enport county recorder.' The capital
stock of the corporation is $500,000,
divided into shares of $100 each. The
affairs of the corporation are to be!
managed by five directors stockhold
ers of the corporation.
Sept. 4. A fine boy the very-
image of his amiable dad arrived at
the home of Charles Fiebig last night.
Septk 25. Pursuant to invitations
sent out during the afternoon, quite a
number of citizens congregated at the
parlors of P. L. Mitchell's mansion
last evening to consider the matter of
taking immediate steps for the erec
tion of a Y. M. C. A. building in Rock
Island. , The new building fund was
started before the meeting closed with
pledges for $1,000, one citizen alone
ECZEMA Oil SCALP
putting his name down for $500 and
several others doubling their former
subscriptions. The building commit
tee is composed of A. M., Biakesley,
chairman; E. B. McKowR,.Frank Nad
ler. Dr. J. W. Stewart. C..E. .Adams, 3.
W. Welch, George M. Loosely, J. F.
Robinson and A. I). Sperry.
The Republican Fiambeau club held
its initial drill at the skating rink
last evening. It expects to be able to
make a presentable appearance by
Sept. 27. Bailey Davenport, has
favored The Argus wi h a nicely bound
volume of 'The Sauks and the Black
Hawk War", edited by Perry A. Arm
strong. The work is dedicated to the
early settlers of Illinois. ' Among
other portraits is an excellent likeness
of Mr. Davenport.
Sept. 28. The motors were aban
doned on the Union Street railway by
the Holmes syndicate yesterday.
The Davenports play a benefit, game
with Omaha tomorrow and all on this
side cf the river who desire to see
good baseball maintained in this vi
cinity next year with a good club in
the field should attend.
Plans have been furnished for en
larging and improving the Ninth street
M. E. church and putting it on a
more solid foundation, so to speak.
The specifications call for a handsome
stone basement, a 12-foot extension in
the rear and a truss roof, giving the
edifice a much more churchly appear
ance than at present. The cost of the
improvements wijj' be about. $2,200 and
the congregation meets tonight to act
upon the matter.
matter-when the party ! was' sJ.tackoil
by still another enemy,, the Huron In
dians. In the excitement the wjLrl cut
her lover's -bonds, but the tara'found
themselves in the midst of n;flce but
tle and eventually became seiparntcd.
The young warrior escaped. but the
girl was captured by a lluroo. chief.
i Determined to rescue her atiany cost.
the Pequot brave disguised jhimself n
a medicine man and entered the camp
of the Unrons. By some Tretext bt
gained tidmission to the tenti where tha
girl was kept prisoner, rnd late ut
nhrht they managed to escape In the
darkness. Their flight vaa soon dis
covered and pursuit bvgan, but the
young couple reaclnod ,'tlie river far
enough in advance of'tjieir pursuers to
embark In aiCanoeaml push oft from
shore. They were1 still followed, but
the warrior wasyoung andStrons and
succeeded In getting ; his little craft
safely into a cove at i the? Junction of
the-great river and a little stream en
tering Into it betweonjtwo high, pro
tecting banks, where they hid. and
later found a friendly .'tribe.
Rejoicing Uut tnefpiace bad been a
"safe harbor" for thefqirl and her lov
er in time of peril, itiyvps so designated
In the Pequot tongue, tiio Judian equiv
alent beins "Apa-keefr-sinck." Today,
after having- filtered tiirough the Dutch
and English tongues,; it is known us
Poushkecpsie. Ladles" nome Journal.
Your complexion .-as well as your
temper Is rendered miserable by a dis
ordered liver. Ey taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and ;Llver Tablets you
can Inprove both. Sold by all drug
Taken at Sherbrooke, Canada.
And one of the greatest vaudeville bills of the sea
son. No advance in prices.
PHONE MOLINE 37
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
interested, that the city council of the
city of Rock Island, county of Rock
Island, state of Illinois, having ordered
that local improvement be made by
paving Eleventh avenue from Elev
enth street to Twelfth street, - the
ordinance for the same being on file in
the office of the city clerk, having ap-
1 plied to the couny court of Rock Is-
j land county for an assessment of the
! costs of said Improvement, according
to frontage, and an assessment there
I fore flavins been, made and returned to
! said court, the final hearing thereon
will be on the 9th day of October, A.
' D. 1913, at 9 o'clock a. nr. or as soon
thereafter as the bus!ness of the court
will permit All persons desiring may
file objections in said court before
said day and may appear on the hear
ing and maks their defense. Said as
sessment is payable in teD (io In
stallments, and U installments except
the first shall bear interest from date
and after date of confirmation until
paid, at the rate of five (5i p'r cent
per annum. JOHN G. MILLER.
Offcial appointed to make assessment.
Dated Sept. 22, 1313. (Adv.)
Would Fester, and Come to Head
. Could Not Sleep. . Hair Fell Out;
Cuticura Soap'' and Ointment
Cured in Two Weeks;
It. F. D. No. 2. Perm our. MoT "My
aralp broke out with fine pimplea at the
tart. They itched and burned so much that
I was compelled to scratch
them and they would fester
aod coii-3 to a head and break
out again. The trouble was
attended by such burning and
itchinj I couid not sleep, also
when I sweat it burned tbaf
same. My hair fell out grad
ually and the acalp kept rough,
and dry with itching and
burning. After about two years the plmplca
broke out between my shoulders. My cloth
ing irritated them. I was troubled with that
eczema five or tlx years.
"I tried everything that was recom
mended without any benefit uctn I used the
Cuticura Boap and Ointment according to
directions, and Cutkmra Soap and Ointment
cored me sound and well in two weci.T
(Signed) S. L. Killian. Nov. 22. 1913.
For pimples and bl&ekhnads the following
Is a most effective and economical treatment :
Gently smear the affecttfd parts with Cuticura
Ointment, on the end of the finger, but do not
rub. Wash o? the Cuticura Ointment in firs
minutes with Cuticura Soap and hot water
treatment Is best on rising and retiring. At
other times use Cuticura, Boap freely for the
toiiet and bath, to assist in preventing inflam
mation. Irritation and dogging of the pores.
Sold everywhere. Liberal e&mpie of each
mailed fre. wi:a 32-p. Skin Book. Addreta
post-card "Cuticura. Dep. T. Boston.-'
-Men who shave and shampoo with Cu
ticura Soap will Had it best lor fckin and seals.
taken as a penalty for the murder of
one man. Even those Interested in
the remotest degree are liable to the
saltan's vengeance. It is not so much
the number the ruler of T urey is au
thorized to put out of the nay, but
rather where the Hoe is to be drawn.
The Turks have a story of one of
the earlier successors of Mohammed
whose life was only endangered be
cause of a rock falllug down a decliv
ity near which the sultan wis riding
with his retinue. Half a dozen cf
those In charge of the trip were put t)
death as an ordinary matter of course,
then half a dozen more who might
have remotely known something about
the facilities afforded by the road for
killing the sultan. Finally all the mem
bers of a secret club or lodge were or
dered executed because it was ascer
tained that one of the responses to a
password was "Will you roll down the
Despite the protestations of the clnb
members that the -words bad no signifi
cance at all with respect to the sultan
or the sultan's trip along the road, tbey
were ordered to the scaffold. Tbey
numbered US In all and died bravely,
assuring their executioners to the very
last that tbey were innocent. Later a I
eunuch who told how the falling of the
rock was merely an accident was also!
put to death for daring to say o. New
x:ii him.' 'as nis enemies were on tns
point of doing this a young Indian girl
broke into the circle and begged for
his life. She bad at one time been a
Pequot but had been captured by the
Delawares and forced to join their
tribe. Her appeals were so touching
that the warriors were deliatlns the
For good work in Building and
HUDSON, CCLLINS &
"When we start a job we
SHOP 1133 ELEVENTH AVE
Phone R. I. 2073. Res. 518.
Family Theatre Sunday
Continuous Performance from 1 I. M. to 11 I M.
TWO GREAT FE ATI! R 3,
The Green God or The Flower Girl of Montmartre.
.In' Three'Reels. '
Rosemary, Theby and Irving Cummlng, a Two-Reel Feature, "The
Fi&ht for Rights."
One Thafihouser. "The Unromantic Maiden.''
.. .. SIX HEELS SUNDAY.
AN OLD INDIAN LEGEND.
neidents That Led Up to
Naming of Poughkeepsie.
. During the days when the Indians
still - held sway on the banks of the
and continue bathing for some minute. This -j Hudson there wag a fierce battle be
tween the Delaware and the I'equot
tribes. Tbe former won. and among
their captiTes was a handsome young
Pequot brave. He was offered his life
if he would swear allegiance to tbe
Delawares and be branded with their
tribal mark tbe turtle. He refused.
and preparations were then made to
How About That Overcoat
Does It Need a New Collar?
We make a specialty of new velvet collars and new
linings. We also do steam, cleaning and pressing. Bring
tbatovercoatra andhave.it fixed tip before the cold
weather seU in, -We will maks it as good a.3 new.
s Tailoring Company
1708 Second Ave. Rock Island, III. 0
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