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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1914.
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1 DAY IN DAVENPORT
Fall With Lamp Cause of Fire!
.tumbling: and throwing; a fatted
Jsmp to the floor, Hufo Witt et fir
. Jo hi home ax Brown atreet that
j-au-fd damage to the extent of several
uundred dol!ar. Witt was taktair the
lisp through tb fcatynay when h!s
fort caught on tJi ru and be fell fc
the floor. The l-'g-btert lamp crashed
dorf. running np the river to Ix Claire,
thence westward over the old Trans
continental root to Mt. Joy and south
along the nrady street road to the
Davenport city limits. At first It had
been the project of the c.'nb to pare
one mile, out on the Brady street road.
Now that the extension of the city
imits In that direction is being strong
down, the o'l permefltinc the carpet, j ly urged it serum probable that the
Witt district will be Incorporated Into the
and th flames w high before
arose from the floor. After making an
stteti.pi to smother the fire himself.
-"Wr?t called tie doparlmeut. Several
llic) of host were, uned In extinguish
ln? the flames. The, intTior of the
'house was damaged to considerable
fvite-; and la covered only partially
b insrac.ce. Two rush runs to burn
in c chbnney came loco tho station et
i-carly fb- same Urn. The first to the
"TlltiX residence. 0 West Sixth street,
the fremen bad bard I r appeared, until
the cMtmey of a bouse, across the
street commenced flaming. There waa
no damage at elOi-r blaze.
city of Davenport within a short
tin-. The new territory would be
about a third of a mile northward ac
cording to the present plans.
. 120 Partridge for Scott County.
Deputy Game Warden Hays Mnhs
of Davenport Is ndaTcrlag to locate
a suitable game preserve In Scott
county for 129 partridge due here
from the Iowa State Fair grounds at
, Des Moines. wbre they have been
stored since their arrival in this coun
try from Hanjrarjt It Is believed that
a 2.000-acre tract of timber land with
a stream will be necessary. If farm
ers in aajoimng nfisuguruwus
willing to furnish a home for the par
' J ridges the preserves will be marked.
and shooting therein will be prohibit
,'ed. They will be protected by law
; for the next five years, the penalty
tor shdotlng being a fine of $100. Over
1.S0O of the partridges will be dis
tributed in Iowa.
: Struck by Filing Caei and Injured.
- Struck on the head by a heavy tiling
case. Earl T. Staffelbach. bookkeeper
of the People's Light company, was
painfully Injured. A deep gash waa
nit ir his scalp. Dr. P. A. Bendixen
attended the injured man. Several
stitches were necessary. to close the
Many Tree Butchered. "Many
trees la Davenport have been entirely
r-ruined this winter by improper prun
. lac." ys w- Matcher, forestry ex
- pert who has completed an Inspection
rot trees throughout the residence d!s-
trlct. "A great many cities baring a
mailer population than Davenport."
?fce saya. "hare found It to their ad
vantage to employ a city forester to
care for their trees, and also to have
rrtty supervision, thus preventing prl-
Tate owners from mutilating trees in
: front of their property and giving all
' trN the needed attention. All citi
zens of Davenport should be interested
m preventing this wholesale mutlla
lioa of trees, which is going on at the
present time and Immediate action
should be taken n order that further
'damage will not be done. When prun
ing le necessary, prcper care should
be used, leaving no stubs, and making
' a cleaa smooth cut. close to the trunk
' or limb. All wounds should be prompt
ly covered with a coat cf paint or
' other material. When there are cav
ities in trees, these may be chiseled
out and filled with cement or other
' Autoists After Road Improvements.
With the beginning of the spring
touriag season not far distant, auto
mobilists of Davenport axe much in
terested In the activities of the Daven
port Auto club which is planning to
devote practically all of Its time and
jffort to pushing the paring of a mile
.'of road la Scott county. Paving one
- mile eeat of the end of the paving In
I Bettecdorf with either brick or asphalt
( !a the project in which the club is
Truost Interested. This strip Is one of
:the ends of the Black Hawk Trail, the
"''new loop road beginning at Betten-
Obituary Record. Alex Burnslde.
superintendent of the Homestead
Mine in the Black Hills, d'led of pneu
monia at his home In Leeds, S. D..
after a week's Illness. He was a for
mer resident of Davenport and the i
body arrived here for burial. Mr.
Burnside left Davenport 23 yeirs ago,
going to Bellegrade. Neb., where he
resided 13 years. He then received
the appointment of superintendent of
the mines at Leeds and has since held
that position. Deceased was born in
LaGrange county. Indiana, April 29,
1836. When a thild of one year, with
his parents, he came to Scott county
and lived here until going west to Ne
braska. In 1S58 he was married to
Miss Rhoda Parker. In Davenport and
she still lives. There also survive sev
en children, James K. Burnslde of
Walbeck. Neb.. Mrs. Eliza Reenan of
Taylor county. Iowa. Stephen Burn-
side of Lake Park. Iowa, Amos Burn
tide of Winnipeg, Canads. and John
and Benjamin Burnside of Leeds. S. D.
Word has been received here by
Mrs. A. J. Powell. 917 East Thirteenth
street, telling of the death of Thomas
H. Lee. a former resident of LeClaire
and well known in this city, who died
at his home in Los Angeles. Cal.. as
the result of a fall. He was past 8G
years of age. Mr. Lee was subject to
dizziness and while walking along the
street fell, his bead crashing against
the pavement. He was rendered un
conscious and death resulted a few
hours later. Deceased was born In
England. March 20, 1828. He caire to
America in 1876 and settled in Le
Claire. He is survived by h!s wife,
aged 84 years, a son, two daughters,
three sisters and two brothers. i
Assistant City Electrician Frank P.
Sammons received the sad news of the
death of bis father, Charles E. Sam
mons. which occurred at the family
home at Amsterdam, N. T. The de
ceased was also the father of Mrs. T.
C Carroll of 1707 Farnam street. Dav
enport, who was at her father's bed
side when death came, Mr. Sammons
was the oldest mploye of the New
York Central railroad at the time of
his retirement 12 years ago. He waa
born In Klldare county. Ireland. 80
years ago. and came to this country
when he waa 18 years of age. During
all that time, until 12 years ago, Mr.
Sammons was employed by the New
York Central. His wife preceded him
in death 14 years ago. From the time
he came to America until bis death
the deceased lived in the Mohawk val
ley. While his death waa not unlook
ed for since he had been ailing for
some time, it came as a shock to his
son In Davenport. Mrs. Carroll left
for Amsterdam last Monday. In add!
tion to Mrs. Carroll and Frank P.
Sammons of Davenport, the deceased
is mourned by the following children:
William C. Sammons and Mrs. A. B.
Collins of Amsterdam. N. Y.. Charles
E. Sammons of Syracuse. X. Y-. Thom
as Sammons of St. Louis. Mo., and
Mrs. W. E. Dougherty of Canajohalrle,
J was postponed on account of sickness
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Fred Willhouse shipped hogs from
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Llndblad were
Orion visitors Thursday.
Charles Buck was In Moline on a
buine trip Wednesday.
Will TennanL Is visi'lDK relatives In
Chicago this week.
Milton t'rabtree held a sale at the
Deal lariu Thursday. Many from here
Mr. and Mrs. Al Tennant and family
have moved from Chicago to the Wil
liam Tennant farm, where they ex
pect to spend the summer.
Mrs. Thomas McWInn and Kather
ine McWinn arrived home Sunday
after a two weeks' visit in Chicago.
Charles Willhouue will bold a closing
oui sale next Monday on the Marshall
Harrha farm. Mr. Willhousc expects
to move to Coal Valley.
FORMER DIPLOMAT'S ,
WIDOW TO BE NUN
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Mrs. Henrietta Nichols S mith.
Philadelphia. Pa., Feb. 23. Mrs.
James E. Sullivan is grief-stricken be-
can -joiv go away? I have arranged
tLls affair in your honor, and have
invited the very sort of people that I !
knew you would like to meet.'
"I know." she replied with a smile.
'but I must go back home and attend
to the needs of my poor people.
"My sister was much In love with
her husband, though he was consider
ably older than she, 'and his dea'a. a
fow months arter their marriage, was
a great shock to her."
"Had you any expectation that Mrs.
Smith would remarry?" ..
"We had no doubt that she would
make a brilliant match in the near fu
ture. She associated with some of the ,
brightest men in the country, and they
admired her greatly for her ready wit
and beauty. Some of the country's
greatest statesmen and financiers fre
quently sought her advice. They
esteemed her also for her charity and
broad insight into humanity. Chauncey
Denew once said that she was the
brightest woman he ever sat with at
a table. She was on intimate terms
wltH the families of President Roose
velt aad President McKlnley, and no
social function in Washington was
considered complete without her pres
Mrs. Smith Is the daughter of Dr.
Romaine Nichols, a well known phy
sician who practiced In New York for
She was married to
Charles Emory Smith on Oct. 3, 1907.
and was widowed three months later.
Mrs. Smith kept generally aloof from
society after that time, and devoted,
her life to religious and charitable
Held McMeeken returned Sunday
from South Dakota and Iowa points.
Mrs. Marshall Harsba Is visiting in
Orion this week.
The Farmers Social club meeting
cause her sister, Mrs. Henrietta Nich
ols Smith, has decided to become a
nun. Mrs. Smith is the widow of the
lr.te Charles Emory Smith, editor,
diplomat and cabinet officer, and she
has been railed "the prettiest, wittiest
matron in Philadelphia society." Mrs.
Sullivan is prominent socially in
Philadelphia as is another sister. Mrs.
Jamea B. Clews, in New York. Both
begged of Mrs. Smith to reconsider
her decision, but she declares her
mind is thoroughly made up.
"When I first learned of it I was
stunned." caid Mrs. Sullivan. "We
three sisters were so inseparable that
it seemed like a death parting for her
to go from us. And then she was so
beautiful .t.d so witty that it did not
seem possible ror ner to tuaice t.v.s
sacrifice. When I saw her, I said with
anger: 'Nellie, why did you uo tins
"But my resentment died out. leav
ing jne ashamed when she replied
softly: "Because I thought I could do
so much for you here." "
"Will you try to dissuade your sis- j
ter from taking the veil " Mrs. Sulli
van was asked.
"No. we shall not." she replied.
"She ha made up her mind to re
nounce the world, and she may hare
"We might have suspected that
Nettie would do something like this.
Recently, when she waa visiting us,
I arranged a dinner In her honor. On
the very day or the affair she told me
that Eh . would not remain, but mu6t
go back to New York.
"'Why. Nettie,' I protested, 'how
H. V. Nevins arrived home Friday
from Roseville where he was caring
for hiB brother, J. R. Nevins, who is
Mrs. Yv'. H. Philleo went to Alexis
to attend a luncheon given by Mrs.
William Rogers at her home Saturday.
Mrs. O. J. Fender went to Viola Fri
day to make a short visit with her son.
Mrs. G. W. Reynolds went to Rock
Island Saturday to spend a few days
with her sister, Mrs. Tina Wood.
Miss Leota Heston and brothers,
Elvin and Ralph, went to Viola Satur
day to spend the day with their grand-!
mother, Mrs. George Heston.
Mrs. Margaret Dool Todd passed
away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Milton Nesbitt, where she had made
her home for the past few years. Feb.
19. after a prolonged illness, aged
about 92 years. Mrs. Todd has been a I
resident of Aledo for many years
where she has the love and respect of
a large circle of relatives and friends.
All of her immediate family have pre
ceded her in death and after weeks of
patient waiting and suffering this noble
Christian woman has been permitted
to join ber loved ones who have gone
before. Funeral services were held at
the First Presbyterian church in this row, both of Joy, were married at the
KSSS Kest bv lest II
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fg$&l RECEIVED HIGHEST AWARD r p
fgiJ Wortd's Pure Food Exposition, l8Bxj -fS '
city Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
conducted by Rev." Ai E. Moody and
Rev. J. B. Bartle. Interment was made
in the Peniel cemetery a few miles
west of Aledo.
Friends In this city have received
word of the marriage of Rev. Arlo M.
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Ralph
Thiede. in this city at noon Wednes
day. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. A. E. Moody in the presence of
the immediate relatives and a few .in
timate friends. After the ceremony
and congratulations a bountiful wed'
Brown to Miss Grace Lindale in Bal- dIng oinner was served by Mrs. Thede.
liuure, .unrjitiuu, vu rcuiumj it
Rev. Brown Is the son of Rev. R. A.
Brown, who was a former pastor of
the Methodist Episcopal church of this Sa-turday tQ spend thft day
Mrs. C. C. Wlllits spent Thursday
with friends in New Boston.
Miss Ona Miller went to Rock Island
Mrs. E. E. Bower and brother, A. L.
Smith, went to Kewanee Thursday to
visit Mrs. Margaret Crosier, who is ill.
Mrs. B. R. Winbigler and mother,
Mrs. V. Jamison, went to Galesburg
Friday to spend the day with friends.
N. E. Olson went to Hopewell Wed
nesday to spend a few days with Mr.
and Mrs. G. A. Bloom.
Miss L. Zimmerman of New Boston
spent Thursday with friends in this
Mr. and Mrs Myles Bridgford of Joy lnd h, M respected 'ciU.en, died at
Miss Rosa Dool of Chicago came Sat
urday to attend the funeral of her
aunt, Mrs. Margaret Todd, which was
held in this city Saturday afternoon
Mrs. G. M. Willits of Watervliet,
Mich., is visiting at the home of her
brother. Loan McWhorter.
R. J. Bloomer and family moved this
week to Swan Creek.-Warren county.
where Mr. Bloomer has purchased a
were guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Bridgford, Wednesday.
Miss Nellie Johnson and Earl Mor-
New labor-saving uses for Fels-Natha
Soap are being discovered every day.
The right way to use Fels-Naptha
Soap is the easy way. There are a great
many new ways to help women in their
work nowadays. Lots of them are very
good. One is the Fels-Naptha way. It
helps in the weekly washing, in dish
washing, in housecleaning. Fels-Naptha
Soap works for you and with you. It
saves your time by working without you;
if you put your clothes to soak in cool or
lukewarm water with Fels-Naptha Soap,
the dirt is loosened and ready to-come
right out without any hard rubbing, and
your clothes do not need any boiling.
t7 DRUDGE yi
Mrs. H&ppywife Learns the
-New Way" -
Urn. Happymife "Oh, Anty Dradffe. do eome in
and aee the new vacuum cleaner that Harry
fare me for my tenth anniversary present l
declare, if it wasnt for the washing I would
just love my housework nowadays!'
Ant if Drudg "That's a fine present, my dear.
But I am surprised to hear what yon say
about the washing;. Certainly any woman
who uses a vacuum cleaner knows the easy
way to wash I I couldn't fret along if I
washed the old-fashioned way. I use Fels
Naptha Soap, in the Fels-Naptha way, make
my work easy, and get through in time to have
on the Red
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VU Cm. rhiiasclaate
his late home In this city after a brief
illness. Mr. McCrea, the second son
of Samuel and Elizabeth Bard Turner
McCrea was born in Blairsville, Penn.,
on June 8, 1S47. He came to Aledo in
1876. and soon established himself in
the business, social and religious life
of the community. On June 2. 1SS1. he
was married to Mlfes Eva B.' Wolff,
daughter of the late Edward Turner
McCrea. on November 2, 18S2, but the
child of so much hope died the next
year., August 7. 1883. Mrs. McCrea
died on January 10, 1S97. For many
years Mr. McCrea was engaged in mer
cantile business in this city, but for
the past few years was not enggaed in
any active business. In church con-i
nection Mr. McCrea was a United
Presbyterian. At the time of his death '
he was the oldest in years of service
of the ruling elders of the United
Presbyterian congregation in Aledo,
having been ordained and installed in
1SS3. His last Sabbath on earth was
ppent as usual in attendance at church
both morning and evening and in the
exercise of the Biblo school. Mr. Mc
Crea leaves two sisters, Mies Eliza
beth McCrea. who shared with him
his home, and Mrs. Margaret Haughey
of Topeka. Kansas. ' Also two step
sisters, Mrs. Anna Dool of Los An
geles, C'al.i and Mrs. Jessie Scott of
Aledo. who is visiting her sister in
California and two step-brothers,
Frank lrvan, Seattle, Wash., and
George lrvan, Nampo, Idaho, besides
many friends who mourn his death.
Funeral sen-ices were held in the
United Presbyterian church Thursday
at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. B.
Pollock. Interment was in the Aledo
Mrs. Fannie Kelsle of Knoxville. Ia.,
who is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Cannin, and cousins,
Mrs. William Lair and Mrs. B. F.
Townsley went to Mendota Saturday
to spend a few days with friends.
Tho beautiful new home of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Carroll in the south part of
the city was discovered on fire around
the chimney Friday morning. The Hre j
company was called and with the help
oi me neignuors the fire was extin
guished with very little damage.
Iter. B. R. Nesbit of Viola spent
Friday night with friends in Aledo and
attended the revival services being
held in the Methodist church.
Miss Emma Smith went to Galesburg
Wednesday and attended the funeral
of Mrs. John Conner, whlph was held
Thursday. Miss Smith will go from
there to Chicago and spend a few days
before returning; home.
J. H. Morrison of Lincoln, Nebraska,
is visiting here this week with rela
tives and friends.
Miss Elsie Whittiker, who has been
visiting at the home of Murl Beeding,
retumefl to her home in New Boston
Miss 'Margaret Chandler entertained
five of her school girl friends at the
home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. G. G. Weidling. Friday evening.
in honor of her . sixteenth birthday.
Those present were Misses Helen
Bjorkman, Vesta Drivall, Hattte Lind
strom. Emily Swartout and Margaret
Seaton. A. very pleasant evening was
spent during which refreshments, were
Mrs. George White returned to her
home in Alpha Saturday after making
a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. James
Frank Baker left - Wednesday for
Portsmouth. Ohio, where he will visit
his sister, Mrs. May Walker.
The girls dormitory of William and
Vashti college, situated at the corner of
North Pine and West Tenth streets,
was formally opened to the puMiu
Thursday afternoon and evening.. Ia
the afternoon from 3 to 5 it wu
thrown open for inspection1 and mtny
interested people attended and id
mired the conveniently arranged home.
A reception was given from 7 to I
in the evening which was well attead
ed. The girls gave a delightful Bttls
program consisting of vocal and in
strumental music and reading. Tin
guests were then invited to tha di
ing room which was beautifully dew
rated and served with tea and walen,
then were taken on a tour of inspo
tion over the house which is very
fortable and homelike. The parlor
tracted especial attention with thew
rue and niano. The dormitory vu
formerly the Mercer county aQ ml
was presented to the college by th
county. It has been remodeled ana
large addition built to the west oi uw
main building under the management
of the Woman's Federation, who h
transformed the cloomy. nnsignuT
prison into a beautiful home filled wlti
sunshine, laughter and music.
Mrs. J. C. Anderson and son et w
came Thursday to visit Mrs. Ander
son's mother, Mrs. Alfred Bowman-
Mr. and Mrs. E. Parkman visited n
New Boston with their daughter, Mn
J. B. Ballard, this week.
Stuart Clark went to Ga.esoarg
Wednesday to spend the day 1UI
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We Have Moved Our Office
But are still making the same
reasonable loans on Furniture,
. 55 to $100.
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Over the London. Phone B. I. 51
Room 2, 173 5 Second Avenue, Rock Island.