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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, SEFTEMRER 12, 1914.
PASSES AWAY AT
tQZg Time Farmer and Mer
chant of Drury Succumbs
at Albia, Iowa.
WAS A NATIVE OF NEW YORK
lived I" tower End of County Since
1gg1 Funeral to Be Monday
From the Home.
j Herbert Foster, a retired farmer
merchant of Foster. Drury town
ip. axd n is eU known in th
jjtr died the home f nls daughter.
G F. flrocan at Albia, Iowa. Frt
evening after a few weeks' illness.
Ud n filin for 80veral month
during the last week hi? death
m expected daily.
lr. Foster was born in Rochester.
X f. May 15. 1M0. He received hU
Vacation in the common schools of
! county and attended university at
sprinsadd. I'l .. for two years. He
Vi! united in marriaee with Miss
Iii Wimble, at Rochester. X. Y..
Oct. IS. 1S61. and a short time later
ftt to Prury toun?hip. where he
Itt iince resided, wirh the exception
f re years when he was engaged in
te poetry business in Muscatine. Ia.
Hit ife preceded him in death in
Mr. Fester ha. held the office of
township collector and was a member
cf the board of supervisors for a num
of years. He had during recent
ra.f spent much time :.n Rock Island,
ifwa visiting at the home of his
tighter. Mrs. Frank II. Wright, 1029
Two sons. Ceoree G. Foster and
rrI W. Fostor. both of Prury. and
two daughters. Mrs. Frank II. Wright
cf Rock Island and Mrs. G. F. Brogan
cf Aibla. Ioa. survive.
. Fatera! services will be held Mon
iij afremoc.n at - o'clock from the
eld home. Interment will be in the
Isaac T. Smith.
Laac T. Smith, who had been an
Krtneer on t'.ie Rock Island road
tace 1S2. .id was placed on the pen
ton list one month aco, died of pneu
B'Xiia yesterday at his home in Kldon,
lot a?ed 65 years. When he retired
is bad a pa??en?-r run between this
city and Kldon. He was well known
iaRock Island. The survivors are his
wife and three hiidr.o. The funeral
be hld tomorrow at Kldon.
'V. S. Frey.
News 'us ben received here of the
ieah of XV. S. Frey, formerly this
wtiEty, at Sterling. His demise fol
lowed a few das after that of his sis
ter. Mrs. Gilman Parker, who IieJ in
the tate of Washington. Both were
reared as c'j'ldren on a farm 11' miles
wuiwest of this city, nwr Taylor
R-dje. I!e Iiad lived at Sterling 29
yean. His widow- and two childrn
ire left. The funeral was held yester
day, with interment at that place.
PASTOR RUSSELL'S VIEWS
AT THE FAMILY THEATRE
Btginning tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock a series of moving pictures,
t-vizg an edv.cidaticn of Pastor Hi-s-eH'i
interpretation cf bible "nintory
led philosophy, will be displayed at
tie Faintly theatre. There will be no
teUsfcm charce. The ricturei. which
J1 be given serially f,;r several days.
13 be accompanied by phoioprap'iic
lectcre. The exhibition w'H be piven
sader the auspices of the International
Kb Students' association.
CLINTON ALDERMEN SEE
THE LOCAL WATER PLANT
Coiinciimen Haass. Dexter and Tuck-
of Clinton. Iow a, were in Rock 1s-
Not fjiin- f j-'inrijr.sr a vtilirnr
thr--,.; "r Ii-m kl."p. 1. it
!. ut-t-li!" N--W v.-rk I-'iHri
od 01ifctr..l It.tnk. which all me
I'OpI- '' l - lrt--IUi palron-a-
Why? I;.--.- iip this nrm i St
""r ..u :;, wi'h'wt a hlt-mlfh h
t rftfti rHt',-4 aritl ,;i.-ir cl-nlinir.
th only l-.aii ('miunv -f lt klrul in
13" trl- in.
Jopi l'k nUt v-i nn Kf loan
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Jpr lKh or t-n rnmn. wltn uprttrl.t
P-ano ail jgn f vt ir fnr Il.'.o;
Mr rr.r r if wanted Thn -m have
?" National --aj-h rlter. up-to-t-'T
bur for rah your "H roM anil
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with th Mranrtt Man In
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R. I. 177. 1619 Second Ave,
JONES FOR LOANS
FOR PROBATE CLERK
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Ben Sommerson of Coal Vallr Is the
democratic candidate for clerk of the
probate court. He is popular and
capable and his friends believe he
would make an ideal official in the of
fice which he seeks.
land today and visited Mayor II. M
Schriver. They 'were in quest of in'
formation relative to the local water
works. The three councilmen announced I
that Clinton was to install a new sys
tem and that they had been made a
committee to investigate the various
plants in municipalities in this sec
tion. The visitors were shown over the
city by Mayor Schriver and R. V.
Sharp, superintendent cf the water
works. The local plant was thorough
ly inspected by them before th-y left
AWAY WITH GUN
Theodore Mosby Resented Visit
Made to Investigate
Evidence that Mrs. Margaret Schroe
der. police matron, was ordered from
the home of Theodore Mosby. who re
sides on Twentieth avenue between
Twenty - fourth and Twenty - fifth
streets, and who flashed a revolver,
was presented in a case tried before
Justice of the Peace Carl J. Kuehl in
police court this morning.
Mosby was tried on a charge of a
breach of peace and a fine of 100 was
suspended over him.
According to charges. Mosby. his
wife and five children live in a shack
on Twentieth avenue, and no pretense
of sanitation is mad?. Neighbors com
plained to the authorities some time
ago. before the territory was annexed
to the city and mor? recently similar
r rmnb.ints were made.
, Thursday Mrs. Schroeder and Health
Officer Allan Frail maae a tis:i iu me
home. Officer Pratt inspected the con
ditions on the exterior of the home,
while Mrs. Schroeder vent inside to
see about the children.
After she had cotten in. she stated
the object of her visit. Mosby, accord
ing to charges, secured the revolver
anrt ordered her to leave the hous
while his wifs pleaded that he do noth
Mosby was arrested. He offered lit
tle excuse for his actions.
HURT BADLY IN A
r r 1 CtiBtains Tninrv
When Machine Coilides
j With an Auto.
Cyriel Ie Muydt, a local motorcy
clist, was thrown ircm his machine
and badly injured when it collided
with ar auto owned and driven by
Kred Schmidt, proprietor of the Cross
Country buffet, yesterday afternoon on
Fifth avenue near the intersection of
De Muydt. who is employed as por
ter at the Joe Huber saloon on Fifth
avenue, sustained a compound frac
ture of the left leg. a bad laceration
on the left elbow, and was bruised in
nrhor rmrtions of his body.
He was rushed to St. Anthony's hos
pital following the accident .where Df.
Joseph De Silva attended him. While
the injuries are serious, unless unfor
eseen complications set in. he will re
cover. According to the story told by wit
nesses the motorcyclist was proceed
ing west on Fifth avenue, traveling
between the two car tracks. A car
was approaching from the west. Mr.
Schmidt was driving his machine
back of the car, and thus neither of the
drivers was enabled to aee the other.
When the car was brought to a stop
the two machine clashed. The auto
was slightly damaged, and De Muydt
machine suffered severely.
Edward Berge and Albert Slmonson
of Moline. who were on the street car,
witnessed the accident and assisted In
Ketting the motoroclNt to the bosrl-tal.
news all the time The
FOR POSTAL LAW
Postoffice Clerks Petition Board
of Education for New-Departure.
INFORMATION IS NEEDED
Decatur Has Adopted Plan Which Is
Working Satisfactorily Night
Session Is Talked.
A communication from the United
Xational Association of Postoffice
Clerks relative to postal instructions
in public schools was read and re
ferred to Superintendent E. C. Fisher
and the teachers committee at the
postponed meeting of the board of ed
ucation, whici was held at the high
school building; last evening. Other
routine matters were taken up and
The communication received from
the postoffice clerks was the follow
"Whereas. The records of the Rock
Island postoffice show- that during the
period from Jan. 1 to June 30. 1914,
there were 12.670 pieces of first class
mail returned to sender, and 8,219
pieces of mail matter held for postage,
and the records of the postoffice de
partment show that over thirteen mil
lion pieces of mail matter are sent an
nually o the dead letter office, both
conditions being due to negligence in
addressing, and ignorance of the pos
tal laws and regulations, and
"Whereas, The volume of unclaimed
matter is constantly growing greater,
there being no systemized method of
instructing the public along postal
lines, causing a great financial burden
upon the public, and the government,
"Whereas. The study of postal laws
would tend to curtail the large amount
of unclaimed matter, and would cause
more expeditious delivery, and guard
against loss, and
"Whereas. The Decatur. 111., board
of education has-instituted the study
or the postal laws In their school
course, with great success, therefore
"Resolved. That branch 232 of Unit
ed Xational Association of Postoffice
Clerks, in regular meeting assembled,
do petition the board of education of
the city of Rock Island. 111., to investi
gate the feasibility of instituting such
course in the city school system."
The matter of night schools was tak
en up and after a short discussion
was turned over to Superintendent E.
C. Fisher and Principal A. J. Burton
to take care of. It has been the habit
to hold night school during the win
ter months each year for the benefit
of men who are compelled to work in
the day time and who would like to
receive instruction. The plan will
probably be carried out the same this
year as it has in the past.
Bills received and allowed were as
PeoDle's Power Co $ 21.31
Leithner & Weishar. .
Trefa Express Co 47.13
H. R. Battles & Co.
E. O. Vaile, Jr.
. . 43.30
Strecker &. Lewis 112.00
C. J. Larkln 12-30
A. J. Burton 4.31
R. I. Lumber & Mfg. Co 65.41
Penn Oil & Supply Co 40.S6
C. V. Telephone Co 10.25
Tri-City Railway Co 5.00
Underwood Typewriter Co. . . . 4.40
Johnson Service Co 107.65
Howard Chemical & Mfg. Co. . 8.00
Oliver Machinery Co 1.116.00
It. G. Summers &. Son 1.55
Tiie Diamond Slate Co 23.27
F. H. Shinn Co 15.85
American Seating Co 22.00
S. P. Willett
H. H. Cleaveland
The Union Printing Co
W. U. Telegraph Co
L. S. McCabe &. Co
Channon & Dufva
Paridon Wall Paper Co
E. C. Fisher
R. I. Wood Works 156.00
Charles E. Thompson & Son.. 6.05
Turner Pressed Metal Works. 1-30
Moline Boiler Works 56.10
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. ... 22.73
Eugene Pietngen Co 112.47
J W. Butler Paper Co 57.41
KeufTel & Esser Co. 43.00
R. I. Hardware Co 127.62
Totten Auto Co 50
The Spring Handle Co 27.00
Allen Myers &. Co 405.50
Hji-tv Frev 54.25
Hugh E. Curtis
Llninger & Meyer
Pride of the Peruvians.
The Peruvians are a proud, imperial
race, living amid the grandest scenery
cf the western hemisphere and holding
hish ideals of what is best in educa
tion and the unbought grace of life.
On the great country estates there is
Tm pay 10
much of the fine tradition and chivil
rous sentiment tfiat come from the
best people of Castile and Aragon. The
Indians of the high plateaus are a
unique reminder of a civilization that
bourgeoned centuries before the face
of the white man had blossomed like
a flower in the western forests. The
immemorial records of a civilization
that vanished in the midst of man's
earliest recollections are faintly sug
gested in splendid ruins among sub
lime scenes. The name and fame of
the brilliant men who built the walls
and temples of Cuzco are lost, and all
we know of the wonder and the charm
of that forgot'.en culture in the Andes
is found in the pathetic ruins of cities '
that are half as old as recorded time, i
Peter MacQueen in National Maga-'
WORK ON LIGHTS
AGAIN TAKEN UP
More Remote Sections Are Hav
ing System of Illumina
The Installation of tungsten lights
on all corners in the city of Rock Is
land In conformation with the contract
between the city and the Peoples Pow
er company is again progressing, fol
lowing a delay of some time, during
which the company was unable to se
The southwest portion of the city,
particularly that territory lying south
of Twelfth avenue and west of Ninth
street, was affected by the delay and
a number of inquiries have been sent
to the city officials asking why the
lights had not been installed as per
Commissioner Robert Reynolds this
morning announced that the company
was again at work and that within a
short time all of the globes would be
installed, the "juice" turned on and
the more remote sections of the city
given an excellent lighting system.
HUMANE SOCIETY TO
CONVENE ON MONDAY
The Rock Island Humane society
will hold its regular monthly session
in the office of Dr. J. W. Stewart in
this city Monday morning at 10. Many
important matters will come before
the association and a large attendance
MIXED PROGRAM FOR
The first of the Rosenfield Memor
ial band concerts to be held this sea
son in the business sectiota of the city,
will take place Monday evening in
Spencer square, at which time Bleuer's
band will gve an excellent program
March "Our High School"! Ernst Ott
Selection from "The Goddess of
Serenade, "Eleanor" Doppen
Overture, "Orpheus" Offenbach
Selection from "The Firefly" Friml
(a) "Traumerie" Schumann
(b) "The Ro ary'' Nevin
Waltz, "Danseuse" Miles
Medley. "On My Way to Mandalay"
"Star Spangled Banner" Scott
PERSONAL POINTS JJ
Mrs. E. R- McGuire of Aledo is vis
iting friends in this city.
Claude .Hippler w ill leave Monday
for Battle Creek, Mich., to attend
school at that place.
Miss Eda Atkins returnefl to her
home in Freeport today after a week's
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Marshal Kennedy of Detroit, Mich.,
Sept. 9. Mrs. Kennedy was formerly
Miss Alice Driggs of this city.
Mrs. C. B. Marshall, son Dudley and
daughter Helen, went by automobile to
Chicago today. Miss Helen will enter
the University of Chicago for the com
Addison Gest who spent the past
year in Portland. Ore., employed by
the Firestone Tire company, has re
turned to the city for a visit with his
mother, Mrs. W. H. Gest.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bimson and
little son. Richard, Jr.. 1601 Twenty
eighth street, returned last evening on
the Steamer Morning Star from St.
Paul, where they spent the past week.
E. Rich of Foley. Ala., w ho has been
visiting his sons Will and Ralph Rich,
1525 Twenty-eighth 6treet, for the last
month, returned to his home today.
He stops at Galesburg en route home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Stroehle. 1326
Sixth avenue, and Miss Dorothy Dels
enroth. 1310 Sixth avenue, have re
turned after a month's visit with "rela
tives and friends in Aurora, Chicago
and Blue Island.
Mrs. Guy C. Hickman and daughter.
Miss Thelma, of Terre Haute. Ind.. ar
i i tsvrfav for a short visit at the
home of Mrs. H. Hickman. 4227 Ser
enth avenue. Miss Juanita Hickman,
daughter of Mrs. G. C. Hickman, who
has been visiting here, will return
hoi when her mother leaves.
LICENSED TO WED
Robert Kling'berg Moline
MiB Kris Agnes Augusta Strom...
Edward L. Gaffney ...
Mls Nora E. Graham
Stephen J. Barenthis ..
Miss Blanche King ..
, . Rock Island
. . Rock Island
. Rock Island
All the news all the time The
Big Race Meet at Exposition Park
Rock Island Tomorrow (Sunday)
AU I UIV1UDIL.U " IVIU I Uuw I vLL ui'tu t
Ten and five mile motorcycle races for 500 in prizes best and fastest riders in this section of
Two five mile and one three
Zip and Saxon Cars
Bicycle races falling off race two mile race for the championship of the trl-cities.
Music all afternoon by the Rock Island, band of the American Federation of Musicians.
General Admission, 35c. Bleachers Free.
FINAL TRIP FULL
Rock Island People Relate an
Eventful Time on Last Jour
ney of the Morning' Star.
The last trip north of the packet
Morning Star, which landed at Rock
Island at 6 o'clock last evening, was
the most eventful of this season and
probably of any during the last few
Meeting a storm in Lake Pepin Sat
urday night the passengers were given
a scare which, however, was eclipsed
in an accident wnich befel the packet
on its return trin. when on Thursday
evening it grounded a short distance
above La Crosse.
There were a number of Rock Is
land people on both trips and they re
turned to this city with tales of an
exciting voyage. Thursday evening,
as the boat was progressing down
strealh at a noint above La Crosse,
where the river has many turns, the
packet ran into shore, the gang plank
and the boom, from wTiich it was
suspended, being entirely demolished,
although the boat proper sustained lit
tle damage. With thoughts of the
eventful evening in Lake Pepin still
in the memories of the passengers they
ran to the front to see what the trou
ble was, but soon were quieted, and
after a couple hours of work matters
were righted and the boat resumed
its trip several hours behind its sched
ule. Saturday night during the storm
there was much fear on the part of
the passengers, but although the trip
during this juncture proved exciting,
nothing in the way of accidents oc
curred. Captain Walter Blair of the Morning
Star has a cup in his possession which
was tendered him by the passengers
who spent an eventful night on the
boat on Aug. 17, which was the first
time during his 35 years of river ex
perience that he asked the passengers
on his boat to secure life preservers.
On this night the boat was in Lake
Pepin while a terrific storm was rag
ing. The cup bears appropriate In
scription and is prized highly by the
captain, who has shown it to all of the
passengers on the boat since he re
The Morning Star is preparing to
dock for winter quarters at its usual
place back of Suburban island.
MAJOR MORTON ARRIVES "
TO TAKE ARSENAL POST
Major Morton, of the ordinance de
partment, erstwhile ol tne arsenal m
Springfield. Mass.. arrived at Rock Is
land arsenal last evening and this
morning began his active duties, reliev
ing Major Hof. who for years has been
I"& " . a.1 1
on duty at the local insutuuou.
Major Hot will leave esaay ior
Springfield, where he win lane up m
The arsenal now employs J.ooo men
with a monthly payroll oi
The work continues to keep up and
indications are for a busy winter at
. a a 4 ft. S
TALKS ON THRIFT.
SERIES OF 1914.
w 36. The Safety ana service
BY T. D. MacGREGOR.
"Depositors entrust bankers with
such power as they have today,
and are unlikely to entrust that
power to weak or evil hands."
H. P. Davidson of J. P. Morgan
!... ..i.ia fn trio hnsiness DUbllC Oil
1 lie cm it v. w ....i.
good banks can hardly be overestimat-
The financial lifeblood of the com
munity flows through these arteries in
the form of loans ana aiscounis, ex
changes, collections and other trans
actions. To the bank the men of big affairs
can come for consultation about trans
...i - i.nininir in re a amounts, while
imw-m " n - (
the man of small affairs with little.
knowledge of banking can turn to it
Tor sound advice.
The banks help to keep the local
wheels of trade and industry moving,
tide honorable men over business de
pressions, keep local money at home
and In a score of ways help the com
munity. The distribution of interest
on time or savings deposits, amount
ing to a large sum in the aggregate,
is a strong incentive to thrift. As e
teacher of good business system, also,
a well-equipped bank is an excellent
school for its depositors.
Several times a year banks are
thoroughly examined by representa
tives of the state or national banking
authorities, as the case may be, and
also by representatives of their boards
The examiners count all the cash on
hand down to the last penny, then
check off all the bonds and other in
vestment securities owned by the bank.
rr 1 1 r- " unTnofVPl C DIPYI P
rtortn- driver, in
mile automoDiie race ior pure
in Five Mile and Three Mile Races $200 in Prizes.
aa well as the collateral on which it
has loaned money. - They examine all
the notes discounted, verify all bal
ances due to and from other banks by
obtaining from them a formal certify
ing as to balances.
Sometimes depositors upon being
shown a bank's safe deposit -vault, ask:
"Is this the vault where my savings
deposits are kept?" Some seem to
think that each depositor's money Is
kept in a separate box till he calls for
" Money kept that way. while it would
be safe, would be doing neither its
owner, the bank. . nor the community
any good. It would be hoarded merely
and be entirely nonproductive. As a
matter of fact, a certain proportion of
depositors' funds must be kept in re
serve, but some of this reserve may be
deposited at interest in other banks.
But the larger part of deposit money
is invested by the bank, under strict
legal safeguards in various conserva
tive ways, usually in "demand" and
short term investments that render
the assets of the bank quick to real
ize upon when (necessary.
A bank must use the greatest dis
crimination in making loans. A
stranger cannot expect accommoda
tions. It is customary for the borrow
er to make a periodical statement of
his financial affairs, which is kept in
the bank's records.
Naturally, in their dealfngs with
regular depositors, the bank's officers
become well acquainted with their
character and their resources and are
thus in a position to determine to
how large a line of credit each one is
entitled.' The ability to borrow money
from the bank is one of the great ad
vantages of being a steady bank de
positor. DOG BOASTS WOODEN LEG
Animal "Good as Any With Four
' Limbs' Says Owner.
Superior, Wis. William Billstein of
the Columbia Clothing company is the
proud possessor of a dog with a wood
en leg. Last winter his pointer dog
Max had one of his hind legs caught
In a steel trap. Before he was released
it was frozen and had to be amputat
ed. Since then various devices were
tried, but none was successful until
Mr. Billstein obtained the services of
an expert artificial limb manufacturer.
He built a miniature limb for Max,
who is now "just as good as a new
dog." Mr. Billstein thinks Max will
make just as good a showing in the
hunting field as any dog with all four
Unwritten' Law of the Sea.
Here is one of the unwritten laws
of the sea which we think could be re
peated to advantage. It is that which
requires the captain of a ship to stay
on the bridge during fog or very bad
weather, no matter how long it con
tinues. It is a fairly common thing to
rea,d in dispatches that the captain of
this or that ship had been on the
bridge for 24 or 48 or even 60 hours
, waa,. of storm or foe.
- y- - -
Why should this be practiced? The
most rugged man alive cannot be as
alert, mentally and physically, after
24 hours of exposure as he was when
he went on duty. He cannot be as
competent to render quick decisions
such, for instance, as an impending
collision might call for as a man who
was unfatigued. The average trans
Atlantic passenger, we fancy, would
much prefer to trust his life in an
emergency to a fresh chief officer than
to a jaded captain. Marine News.
Boat Hits Rock; Man Drowns.
New York. George Kraus, 27 years
old. of 109 First avenue, was drowned
in inline rren uaic wuca i " - - wv j - -motor
boat. May B., in. which he was i of latitude and longitude, etc
riding, ran upon a rock. Kraus was
sitting in the stern and was thrown
into the water by the force of the
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C0111310U. lie hdUA "Ciwtc
j panions could reach him
GET BUSY TODAY
Oil is making more fortunes than any investment known,
thousands have been made rich on small investments. Dingman
well Nos. 1 and 2, which have recently discovered pure gasoline,
proved wonderful result and made fortunes over night, railroad
and refineries now being built ,nto the new " fields.
PROGRESS OIL AND GAS CO.
drill seven wells near this discovery well and offer limited amount
of the capital stock non-assessable at 25c per share for develop
ment purposes. Small investors never had such opportunity and
the laws of Alberta protect every Investor. Large capital cannot
control there, making this a safe and sure investment.
OIL THE MILLIONAIRE MAKER.
$21,000,000 made since May 14, 1914. People In Calgary are
selling their furniture to buy oil stock, and thousand have mad
wonderful profits. Today is the workingman's chance to invest be
fore the price goes up.
PROGRESS SHARES WILL ADVANCE SOON INVESTIGATE
Share, 25c; Non-Assessable.
ROCK ISLAND OFFICE
New Harper Hotel Store. Sec ond Avenue. F. W. Ferckel, Represen
tative. Open Evening Until 9:30.
SALUTE IN HONOR
Twenty-One Guns Fired at Ar
senal for "The Star
Twenty-one guns were fired at noon
today at Rock Island arsenal In comi
memoration of the centennial anniver
sary of the writing of "The Star Span
gled Banner" by Francis Scott Key.
Colonel George W. Burr, command
ant at the arsenal, ordered the salute,
which was also fired all over the world
at various forts and other Institution
where United States soldiers are quar
tered. Rock Island generally observed the
centennial of the writing of this Im
mortal American song. Flags were
floated from all of the public build
ings, and many of the business houses
displayed the national banner.
Monday the teachers in the various
schools will conduct programs of a
Miss Mariorie McCrearey of Gales
burg is visiting her aunt, Mrs. C. H.
Mrs Catherine Johnson is spending
the week to Galesburg with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Sykes.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Nelson are the
parents of a daughter, who came to
their home Sept. 10.
F. H. Streed is visiting his nephew,
M. A. Nelson, near WoodhulL
Members of the Streed family are
home from their summer chautauqua
tour with the Jones Chautauqua sys
tem. Miss Myldrid Streed is visiting Miss
Marie Wreaver at Mt Morris, 111.
Mrs. Amos Dyal left Wednesday for
a two months' visit in Smithsfleld,
Miss Bertha Rhoadamer is visiting
friends in Reynolds.
Miss Mildred Dusetaberry is spend
ing the week with Moline friends.
Miss Agnes Weborg is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Lawrence Johnson, at
Miss Eugene Powell has returned to
her home in Avon after spending soma
time with Orion friends.
Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Samuelsen have
returned from their weddflog trip. They
visited in Montreal, Buffalo, Washing
ton and other places of interest.
Clarence Irwin of Colfax, Iowa, was
a visitor at the E. L. Streed home.
Miles Keel has bought the F. W.
A geodetic survey means mapping
large areas by methods which take the
curvature of the earth's surface into
account as ordinary surveys on a small
scale do not. The United States coast
and geological survey, now attached to
the department of commerce and la
bor, is charged with the survey of the
coasts of the United States and coasts
under the jurisdiction thereof and the
publication of charts covering said
coasts. This includes base measure,
triangulation, topography and hydrog
raphy along said coast; the survey of
rivers to the head of tidewater or ship
navigation, deep sea soundings, tem
perature and current observations
along said coast and throughout the
gulf and Japan streams, termination
one of those Drancnes or me pumic
service which we do not hear much
about, but which is constantly and qui
etly engaged in producing scientific
results. Philadelphia Press.