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THE 'ARGUS, MONDAY, HAY 7, 1906.
GET GOOD HAUL
Burglars Enter Residence of J. A.
ARTICLES ARE WORTH $150
Entrance Gained by Means of an Un
locked Window Colored Man
Held Under Suspicion. ;
Between the hours of 7:30 and 9:45
Saturday evening, burglars entered the
residence of J. A. Seaver, 1131 Twenty-first
street, and secured about $150
worth of jewelry and valuables, and
70 cents In cash. Entrance was gain
ed by means of a window which was
left unlocked. Only one room in the
house was disturbed.
The articles stolen include a gold
watch, a diamond ring and pin, and
other pieces of jewelry. There was
no one at home during the evening,
and Mr. Seaver, on returning about
9:45, discovered that the house had
been entered. He made a hasty in
ventory of the articles missing, and
reported to the police. .
A colored man has been arrested
under suspicion, but has not yet had
were discharged by Magistrate Elliott
John Wood, drunk, was fined S2o,
and W. Brecker was fined $5 for di
G0WLINGS RETURN TONIGHT
Telegram Announces That They Are
cn Their Way.
Lawrence Cowling has received a
telegram announcing that his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cowling, who
were victims of accidents in the earth
quake and fire at San Francisco, will
return home this evening. They wii
arrive on the train that reaches Rod
Island shortly after 11 o'clock.
GO ON STRIKE AT NEW SHOP;
MORE MONEY IS COMING
For the Local Fund for the San Fran
Another material increase has been
made in the subscriptions to the local
fund for the relief of the San Fran
cisco sufferers since Saturday, the
contributions today being as follows:
Knck Island National:
It. I. I..iiur iH-alt-rs' Protec
Blacksmiths and Helpers Quit When
Twenty-five blacksmiths and helpers
at the Rock Island plant of the Rock
Island road at Silvis, constituting prac
tically the entire force, went on strike
at noon today. They submitted a de
mand for an advance in wages recent
ly and were refused.
CANDY OR A' HUSBAND
Total $ 120.00
I'rom all sources $S. 790.71
Grand total JS.S10.7I
The total subscription in Moline.
where the canvass has been closed,
amounted to $7,817.
The five men arrested for draying
without a license, caught hauling beer.
H Th only high grade Baking Powder B
I mad at a moderate price. 3
Winner of Prlie For Darnlnff IJen-
tlnt'a Soeka Choae tn Bonbons.
With Dr. J. L. Bridgeford of Macon,
Mo., and a five pound 1mx of candy to
choose between as her prize for artis
tically darning the doctor's socks. Miss
Leah Wright chose the candy, leaving
the philanthropie.il dentist to be woo
by some one else, saj-s a Macon dis
At a recent meeting of the Busy
Bee Thimble club Dr. Bridgeford an
nounced that he would.glve himself c?
a box of candy as a prize to the
youn? lady who would most artistical
ly extinguish the punctures In his pedal
aeconterments. The socks were dis
tributed and work began.
Four "Judges passed upon the work
when finished, and all Interest cen
tered In the prize winner. The young
women gathered in their clubroom to
hear the decision of the Judges. In a
dignified manner the Judges auuouuced
that Miss Wright, secretary of the
ettib. was entitled to the prize, and
there was a mighty roar of ajplause.
Dr. Bridgeford was presentvand blush
Ingly stepped forward to be scrutinized
by the young woman, who, according
to his own offer, had it In hex power to
make him her husband on the spot.
While breathless silence reigned Miss
Wright first looked at the doctor and
then took a long gaze Into the interior
of the five- pound candy box and finally
"I guess I'll take the bonbons."
Laughter greeted her selection, and
In the confusion which followed the
box of bonbons was freely passed. Dr.
Bridgeford himself partaking of the
sweets which stood between him und
When the baby talks, it is time to
give Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
It's the greatest baby medicine known
to loving mothers. It makes them cat,
sleep and grow. 35c. tea or tablets.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
HAVING had many inquiries the past few days as to the stability of
the fire insurance companies represented by me in Rock Island,
I take this means of reassuring my patrons that their policies are
positively "good." Below I quote the financial standing of all the
companies in my office, who were losers in the San Francisco confla
gration, and you will notice that every American company has a great
er surplus than is required to pay their respective losses, and I have
private advises that all the foreign companies will send funds for their
entire losses direct from their home offices, thereby leaving intact the
capital, assets. and surplus in the United States.
That was the method pursued in all past great conflagrations by
these wealthy companies.
But were any one or more of the companies in my office forced to
surrender, I will consider It my duty to at once write my clients'
policy in another company for the unexpired term at my expense. It
would be well that the insuring public investigate the standing of the
companies who ate carrying their risks and if they are weak, place
their insurance with an agent w ho only represents the best companies
In the business, as the best costs no more than the inferior and you
then have positive protection.
COMPANIES, RESOURCES, AND
Fire Ass'n. of Phila $ 5in,O0O '
Franklin of Philadelphia 400,000
German - American of
New York 1.500.COO
Hanover Ins. Co. of
New York l.oflO.OOO
Hartford Ins. of Conn... 1.23.000
Ins. Co. of North America 3,000,000
Niagara cf New York... 00,000
Pennsylvania of Phila... 400,000
Phenlx Ins. Co. Brooklyn 1 .000,0 00
Phacnix Ins Co. Hartford 2,000,000
United Firemen's of
$ 7.003.202 $1,513,190
3.0C5.251 996,672 700,000
4.350.601 923.51 G 700,000
1S.U01.927 5,121,920 5,575,000
12.931,990 3,490.237 2,000,000
4.732.2S6 1.810,155 1.000,000
7.024,000 3.004.552 .2.000,000
8.859,129 2.236.779 1,500,000
8.140.G30 2,380,939 1,100,000
1,890,337 233.S91 200,000
Assets. Surplus. Liability.
$1,497,657 $ 628.455 $1,200,000
5.007.450 1.570.994 1,400.000
2.32G.814 857.C38 5.000,000
6,517,443 2,939,531 1.500,000
Under the law of New York and similar laws in other states, all
foreign companies are prohibited from publishing in the United States
In any form whatever their assets other than those held in the United
States, but I can safely say that the foreign companies that I repre
sent have assets which exceed by far $100,000,000, almost enough to
pay the entire San Francisco losses.
W. C. MAUCKER.
Office 120 West Seventeenth Street, Rock jsland, III.
Aachen and Munich of Germany.,
Commercial Union of England. . . ,
London Assurance of England..,.
North British of England ,
Klr tonlxnt and Tuedyj wanner
Shower In the frnlf ntntex, the lower
MiMHlMippI valley and alona; the At
lantic Mlope have remitted from Satur-
duy'N area of low preiuture which now
extendi from Florida to Xew IOnielnnd.
Another low preiire which la catmlntc
cloudy aklea and Hjctat Mbowern In the
MlnMourl valley extend from the outh-
ern plateau utoteit to North Dakota
Hitch barometera, attended by clear.
colli weather, prevail over the MImmIh
Mippl valley, and froata have occurred
aouthwnrd to Cairo, 111. Hitch prett
Miirea and continued low temperature
are noted on the north I'nelflc eoaot
and In the northern Hocky mountain
atatra. Kair weutber la Indicated for
this vicinity tonight and Tueaday, with
warmer tonight, due to the Influence of
the western low.
J. M. SIIEUIKIl, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. in., 3.V; at 3:SO
p. in., 7. .illntinum in past 21 houra.
31. Velocity of wind at H a. mi., 4 milea.
LaSalle Is the best coal.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Half price sale. Pru-ri-ta store.
Half price sale. Pru-ri-ta store?
Matinee at 2:30. Kennedy Bros.
Matinee at 2:30. Kennedy Bros.
Matinee at 2:30. Kennedy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Kerler Bros. your carpet cleaners.
For bus, baggage, express call Robb's.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Amazo be sure and see Amazo, with
Kennedy Bros', shows. '
See the Two Selbys, bag-punchers,
with Kennedy Bros', shows.
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5 cents
cigar a mild mellow smoke.
Lowest summer prices on hard coal
at Muellej Lumber company.
Cleaning, pressing and dyeing. Pan-
Itorlum, 1909 Second avenue.
Fly screens, improved make, for sale
at Mueller Lumber company.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
A complete line of Victor extension
tables at Clemann & Salzmann's.
Owen J. Brown, the assassin of sor
row, is with Kennedy Bros', shows.
Clemann & Salzmann can save you
money on furniture, carpets, rugs, etc.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 1526-1528 Fourth avenue.
Plenty of fresh fish every day at
Aten's fish market, 1510 Second ave
See Gus Fisher rbr terms on all
kinds of cement work. 1023 Fourth
Prosperity camp, R. N. of A., will
give a card party and dance at Odd
Fellows hall Tuesday evening, May S,
admission 15 cents.
The most extensive line of Bundhar
and French Wilton rugs west of Chi
cago. Call and see them. All sizes
and prices. Clemann & Salzmann.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
In bed room furniture Clemann &
Salzmann are showing some of the
handsomest designs in the tri-cities.
Call and see all the new things in this
That carload of iron and brass beds
received by Clemann & Salzmann was
composed of the newest and best man
ufactured line on the market today.
Call and see them.
Fertilizer, steam dried, odorless for
lawns, gardens and farms, delivered to
any address in town at $1.50 per 100
pounds. Special price in ton lots.
Twin-City Rendering company; 'phone
Clyde Glazier, well known in the low
er end of the county, has applied for
divorce under the laws of South Da
kota, where he has established a resi
dence. His wife is making her home
with her parents in Edgington. The
husband was formerly a piano tuner in
ana it ' corresponds exactly wltn 'Cfief
matter of -which meteorites are com
In plain language, the whole of that
vast mass of rock fell on earth from
the skies at some late period of the
world's formation. This is rather stag
gering, but It must be remembered
that there is a mountain In Arizona
which Is acknowledged by-a 11 scientists
to be a meteoric mountain. And dla
monds are being found at that spot.
Diamonds are found practically In
superficial layers of the earth's crust.
That Is another proof of their celestial
origin. Further, the diamond crystals
are formed like no others that are of
earthly origin. This is regarded as a
strong proof that they fell from above,
It is curious that our diamonds are
not perfect and that some of them
when first brought from Klmberley
mines and exposed to the air explode
and crack Into several pieces. Now,
the stones which come down In meteor
ites also explode when they are taken
from the protecting mass which covers
them completely. This Is due to the
peculiar . conditions which prevail
where the stones are produced, and
these conditions cannot prevail on the
earth, as the oxygen prevents them.
Tn order to make a diamond it Is nee
essasy that the constituents should be
very hot and then cooled quite sudden
Iy. Nothing else will account for the
peculiar, shape of the crystals and the
general formation of the gem. The
earth did not cool suddenly, and so the
gems could not have been produced on
In every spot where diamonds are
found the ground Is of a nature which
exactly resembles the matter of me
teorites and is different from other lay
ers of the earth's surface. The best
places to find them should be in the
lands toward the south pole.
The nearer the south pole the more
chance of discovering diamonds, and
the probability is that If man ever
reaches that end of the earth and dis
covers that it Is not a sea of ice. but a
plain of solid land covered with snow,
then he will also find that it is the rich
est diamond mine In the world.
This curious fact of diamonds com
ing to us from the sky opens up an
equally strange field of speculation.
Suppose there were to le a small show
er of meteorites containing these gems.
If It has happened before, as scientists
contend, why shouldn't it happen
again? Pearson's Magazine.
DIAMONDS MADE IN THE SKY
That la the Only Place Where Per
fect Gemt Arc Produced.
The only really perfect diamonds
which are to be found on this globe are
those which fall from the sky In meteor
ites. All diamonds which are mined
In the diamond fields of the world are
only fragments of gems.
That Is a startling statement, but a
still more startling one is that all the
diamonds to be found on our planet
fcave fallen on our earth from the skies
and have not, as most of us thought,
6een produced here like coal and other
Yet this Is the latest scientific asser
tion wit regard to the world's stock
of this precious stone. The whole stock
of the Klmberley mines, with their un
known resources, and all the gems of
this character to be found in any part
of our "planet, all have fallen from
space at some time or other.
Somewhere tn the Illimitable distance
that surrounds us there Is a vast dia
mond factory, the only place where
perfect gems are produced, and from
this factory we have received a large
supply In the past and are still occa- J
slonally receiving an odd consignment!
What reasons are there for believing
The first piece of evidence Is that the
whole of the rock In which the Kim-'
berley gems are found is similar to
nothing else on earth.. It has been glv
distinguishing name (Klmberley). .
Baca on the taaeer.
"A feat attributed to many eminent
artists of painting on a plain surface n
fly or bee so illusively true to nature
that the innocent observer would at
tempt to brush it away is not so diffi
cult as Is generally supposed." remark
ed a painter of still life. -The art lies
in making the insect stand out from
the background. Once a patron brought
me half a dozen saucers and a card
upon which was pinned a house centl
ped or "thousand legs," requesting me
to copy it exactly upon each of the sau
cers, so that the base of the cup would
cover It. I did so without expressing
any. curiosity. Afterward, he told me
that he had given a little tea party and,
without the knowledge of his wife, had
substituted the painted saucers for the
plain ones. Ills amusement consisted
In observing the horrified expression on
the faces of the guests when they rais
ed their cups and the quickness with
which they put them down again to
keep the monster imprisoned. It was
only when the hostess noticed that
none of the guests drank their tea that
the deception was discovered."
I wish to announce that I have re
moved from 1025 Twenty-first street
to 1136 Sixteenth street, where I shall
be pleased to see all of my former
patrons and as many new ones as may
desire my services.
MRS. C. E. MYERS.
See that your druggist gives you no
imitation when you ask for Kennedy's
Laxative Honey and Tar, the original
laxative cough syrup. At all druggists.
Two million Americans suffer the
torturing pangs of dyspepsia. No need
to. Burdock Blood Bitters cures. At
any drug store.
1707 J AVt
Rocv Island. III.
THERE'S A REASON FOR EV
ERYTHING. This store grew out of the
needs of the present day. It
was not founded on tradition or
Impressions received from past
periods. If you have grown
weary of the service, the quali
ties and the high prices in other
stores, we are here for your im
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
and Repairing Everything.
1707 2 AVt
Rock Island. III.
SWAN DAHLBERG MADE
FOREMAN OF GRAND JURY
Question of Renewal of Motion for
Discharge of William Nagel First
Thing to Be Heard.
Swan Dahlberg of Moline was made
foreman of the grand Jury this after
noon. The jury was given instructions
by Judge Gest and went into session
this afternoon. The first panel of pet
it jurors of the May term reported for
Having been assigned for the first
day of court, the motion for the leave
to withdraw the motion for continu
ance and to renew the motion for a
discharge of William Nagel was talc
A HOME ON WHEELS
ISwel Vehicle to Be 1'ied Ova
Steam and Trolley Roads.
A new sort of home on wheels i
about to come out of southern Califor
nia. A description of It given by the
Los Angeles Herald suggests in some
respects the wide family perambulators
which roving bands of gypsies have
made familiar In some parts of the
east, says the New York Post. The
vehicle, however. Is arranged for trav
eling over steam and ffolley roads as
well as highways. Its Inventor. Dr. B.
M. Lawrence, describes it thus: "It Is
built with a frame covered with can
vas. There Is a door on each side and
a window on each end, to be opened or
closed at will. The inside has an ad
justable partition crosswise, near the
center, which divides the living room
from the kitchen. In the center, hing
ed to the partition. Is a table on each
side, resting on a center table. These
tables ore used for mirrors when turn
ed up in the partition and fastened.
The living room contains library
shelves and a wardrobe. In the kitch
en are the pantry, cupboard, gasoline
stove and sink. The seats extending
along the sides are utilized on tho prin
ciple of folding lounges for beds. The
corners are arranged for carrying wa
ter and oil. The front seat can be con
verted into a bed, with canvas placed
over It. It is arranged with adjustable
trucks and wheels for steam and trol
ley cars. It can also be drawn by
horses or trailed behind automobiles.
A few more such devices for making
tfie "simple life" comfortable and easy
may Induce a larger number of the over
worked to take to the road. A gypsy's
van Is well enough, but for your cap
tious modern camper it Is Just as well
to furnish a folding bed and a choice
library of authors who have preached
about out of doors.
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J, Blackmore, of Haller & Black-
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had five of the best
physicians in the city, but I received
very little help from them. I know the
Mystic Cure to be what it is represent
ed and take pleasure in recommending
it to other poor sufferers." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second, avenue.
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
Why take a dozen things to cure
that cough? Kennedy's Laxative Hon
ey and Tar allays the congestion, stops
that tickling, drives the cold out
through your bowels. Sold by all drug
Chicago, May 7. Following are the
market quotations today:
May, 81, 81, 79, 80.
July. 79. 79, 78, 79.
September, 78, 78, 77. 77.
May, 47. 47, 46, 4G. .
July, 45. 4G, 45 . 45.
September, 46, 46, 45, 45.
May, 32'4. 32. 32. 32.
July, 31. 31, 30. 30.
September. 29. 29. 28, 2S.
May, 15.10, 15.70, 15.07, 15.07.
July, 15.17. 15.27. 15.15, 15.22.
September, 15.10, 15.72, 1C.10, 15.10.
May. S.35. 8.35, 8.35. 8.35.
July, S.40, 8.47, 8.40, 8.45.'
September, 8.55, 8.C0, 8.52, 8.57.
May, 8.40. 8.45, 8.40. 8.45.
July, 8.52, 8.60. 8.50. 8.57.
September, 8.57, 8.65, 8.55, 8.62.
Wheat 8. corn 148,
4,000, cattle 22,000,
oats 185, hogs
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 2,900. Light 6.15 6.30. mix
ed and butchers 6.1506.40. good heavy
6.0006.40, rough heavy 6.0006.15.
Cattle market opened 10c higher.
Sheep market opened strong.
Hogs at Omaha 4,500, cattle 5,000.
Hogs at Kansas City 6,000, cattle 10,
000. U. S. Yards, 8:40 a. m. Hog market
rough heavy 6.006.15, mixed anl
steady to strong. Light 6.15 0 6.37,
butcrers 6.1506.40, good heavy 6.00
Cattle market strong to 10c higher.
Beeves 4.10 6.15, cows and heifers 1.75
04.SO, stockers and feeders 2.9005.00.
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed active and
i steady. Light 6.1506.40, mixed and
butchers 6.1506.42, good heavy 6.10'i
6.45, rough heavy 6.00 6.15.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
"The Store That Saves You Money."
YOUNG & McCOMBS,
No advertisement can tell you of the real
merit of Our Under Muslins displayed this
week on our second floor. We will note
a few items of prices, fully confident that
our standard of quality is beyond any other
similar showing in this city. Whether you
have much or little to spend you may be
assurred that our qualities and prices afford
the best opportunities for saving money
that's the verdicr. of all who have tried it.
Nothing short of perfedt confidence in our
prices could induce such cordial response
to our efforts as was shown lat week dur
ing the 7 days' sale of Ladies' and Children's
Wearing Apparel. The problem has ever
been with us, not how to sell cheap articles
at a cheap price, but how to sell better arti
cles at a low price.
A complete line of cambric and muslin
Nightgowns in lace and embroidery effecls,
comprising all the new fashions with round
or square, and high and low necks at
49c, 79c, 98c $1.39.
Of course we have all the extreme novelties
in prices as high as anyone wishes to go.
Cambric and Muslin Skirts in tucked and
hemstitched, lace and embroidery effects.
An excellent line at
79c, $1.18. $1.39, $1.50.
Splendid selections at the prices and goods
ranging as much higher as may be desired.
New York Stocks.
New York, May 7. Gas 92'4, U. P.
144, U. S. Steel preferred 106. U.
S. Steel common 29, Reading 128'.
Rock Island common 25, O. & W. 47'4,
Southern Pacific C:'. X. Y. Central
137V4. Missouri Pacific 9f, Metropoli
tan 112. L. & N. 142, Smelters 149.
C. F. I. 47, Canadian Pacific 159.
Illinois Central 170, Penna 134, Erie
41. T. C. I. 146, C. & O. 56, B. R.
T. 81, Atchison S9, Locomotive 61,
Sugar 132, St. Paul 1C4, Copper
103, Republic Steel preferred 964,
Republic Steel common 26 ?i. South
ern Ry. 36.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, May 7. Following are
the . wholesale quotatirns In today't
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Dairy, 18 to 19c.
Lard 8c 10c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 25
to 35c apiece; hens, per lb. 10c to 11c;
ducks, per lb. lie; turkeys, per lb .13a
to 15c. Geese, per pound. 11c.
f Vegetables Potatoes, CO to 70c. t
Eggs Fresh, 13 to 14c.
Sheep Yearling? or over, 3.00OI6;
Cattle Steers, $3.50$5; cows ani
heifers, $2$4.50; calves $5$7.
Hogs Mixed $5.75 to $0.25.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 50 to 52c; oats, 31 to
Forage Timothy hay, $12013;
prairie, $9$12; clover, mixed $30,
$10; straw, $5$6.
Wood Hard, per load, $505.50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 18c; slack, per
bushel, 10 to 12c.
All the news all tho time The Areua.
Variety and Value in
We have beyend question the largest
and most varied stock of midsummer
millinery for ladies shown in this sec
tion. And it is al60 true that our line
not only includes the newest ideas for
summer wear, but that the prices cover
the widest range, and enable every lady
to buy a hat which is becoming, up-to-date
in style and material, and excel
lent in workmanship.
We also have not neglected the pleas
ure and interest of the misses and chil
dren, for we have a line of millinery
for the young people which cannot be
duplicated in the three cities, at prices
which speak for themselves.
Cor. Twentieth st., and Fourth ave.
Life Insurance Company,
SPRINGFIELD, MASS INCORPORATED 1851.
WALTER S. DARDEN, Manager.
315 Observatory Building, Peoria, III.
ANNUAL DIVIDENDS ONLY.
Will be at Manufacturers Hotel, Moline, May 7, 8 and 9.