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CTHE ARGUS, TUESDAY i OCTOBER G, 1908.
Nurse Girl Heroine. That a little
nurse girl, faithful . to her trust, can
show an heroic nature, just as plainly
as those in roles lest modest in their
nature, was shown by Minnie Molin,
a Davenport girl. In an Incident that
happened at Third" , and Brady streets
yesterday noon. Minnie, who is quite
diminutive In size, had been giving
little Jack Pierce 'a trip onto the hill.
The little lad, 2 years old, is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pierce, who
are living at the Palestine hotel.
When they reached Third street on
their way down Brady, she picked the
lad up in her arms to carry him across
the 6treet. Just then a wagon came
hurtling along the street and the lit
tle girl had just time to toss the child
out of the way as she was struck and
knocked with stunning force onto the
pavement The boy was practically
uninjured, but the girl was uncon
scious for a few minutes, and had a
badly bruised face and head as the
result of her experience. After she
recovered her senses her solicitude
was all for her little charge and not
for herself, and those who saw the ac
cident were warm in their praise of
Took Cocaine; Stole. Pleading that
he was mentally Irresponsible when
he appropriated a number of surgical
instruments belonging ' to Dr. T. D.
Starbuck last Friday, a young man
giving the name of Ross Meyers,
against whom a charge of larceny was
entered, was kt off with a 30 day jail
sentence by Police Magistrate L. E.
Roddewig yesterday. Meyers is a co
caine victim, and it was while under
the influence of the drug that he en
tered the office of Dr. Starbuck in the
Lane building. He had a cut in the
head and said that he had called to
have Dr. Starbuck dress the wound.
The doctor testified, however, that the
young man wanted him to issue him
a prescription for more cocaine. This
he refused, and hurried out of the of
flee to respond to an accident call,
leaving Meyers. The latter, in the ab
sence of the doctor, took the surgical
instruments. He pawned them for 50
cents at the Sander's second hand
store and went to Rock Island, where
he was arrested Saturday. The stolen
property has been restored to Dr.
Starbuck. Meyers says that his home
is in New York state, and that he is a
cook by trade. His conversation in
dicates that he has been well educated
but he has been handicapped by his
weakness for drugs.
Again Single Man. Mamie H. Man
waring was yesterday granted a de
- cree of divorce from Harry (Jock)
Manwaring on the grounds of cruel
and inhuman treatment.
Corner Stone Laid. Before a rep
resentative audience numbering close
to 5,000 people the corner stone of the
new Holy Family church In North
west Davenport, was laid Sunday af
ternoon with a very imposing ' cere
mony. People from all parts of the
city were present to witness the exer
cises and in so doing show their in
terest in the work being done by Rev.
Father Enright and the members of
the parish. With the laying of the
corner stone, on which, is carved a
large cross and the words "Holy Fam
ily Church, 1908," the work of build
ing the church will be pushed as rap
idly as possible and it is Father En
right's desire to have the new edifice
of worship ready for dedication on
Christmas day. The various Catholic
societies of the city attended the dedi
cation in a body, being preceded In
the line of march by Otto's band. The
blessing of the stone was performed
by Rt Rev. J. T. A. Flannagan, vicar
general of the Davenport diocese.
Eloquent address were delivered by
Rev. Father Quinn of Rock Island and
Mayor George W. Scott of Davenport
The closing remarks were made by
Father Enright, the popular pastor of
the Holf Family church.
Mayor for Garbage Crematory.
Mayor George W. Scott has completed
his investigation of dealing with the
garbage question, gaining the experi
ence of a number of other cities, and
he finds that the best method for
Davenport to adopt is that of inciner
ation. He will accordingly recom
mend to the- city council the installa
tion of an incineration plant, the cost
to be between $20,000 and $30,000.
The mayor has devoted considerable
time to a study of the garbage prob
lem. and he finds the reduction pro
cess, while meritorious, is impractical
for cities having less than 10,000 pop
ulation. Where the amount of gar
bage is large enough the by-product
is of sufficient quantity to justify the
reduction operation, but no city the
size of Davenport was found doing
otherwise than burning its garbage
This was the cheapest and most sani
Obituary Record. Thomas H. Mep-
ham, formerly a .well known farmer
of Pleasant Valley, died of the infirmi
ties of age Sunday at the residence
of his daughter, Mrs. William E,
Grow, 928 Christie street, with whom
he has made his home Bince the death
i . 1 r - . r
in uis who lour years ago. ivir. aiep-
ham was in his 83d year, having been
born in London.
man Burrows referred to the Repub
lican victory in 1904, and then asked:
In view of this indorsement. It be
comes pertinent and opportune to In
quire, what has the Republican party
done In the last four years of govern
ment control to forfeit, public confi
dence or create distrust in its capac
ity for future administration?"
For this question the Rochester
(New York) Union and Advertiser
finds a striking answer. This is the
answer which the Union and Adver
tiser takes out of the mouth of Sen
ator Burrows' own party as stated in
the Republican Platform of 189G: "In
the broad effect of Its policy It has
precipitated panic, blighted industry
and trade with prolonged depression,
closed factories, reduced work and
wages, halted enterprise and crippled
American production. Every consider
ation of public safety and individual
interest demands that the government
shall be . rescued from the hands of
those who have shown themselves in
cable of conducting it without dis
aster." s -
All of the robberies committed by
all of the insurance companies in all
times In the past does not amount to
one-fifth of the robberies committed
under the Dingley law in one single
year. Gov. Albert Cummins (Rep.)
Where Bullets Flew.
David Parker "of Fayette, N. Y., a
veteran of the civil war who lost a
foot at Gettysburg, says: "The good
Electric Bitters has done is worth more
than $500 to me. I spent much money
doctoring for a had case of stomach
trouble, to little purpose. I then tried
Electric Bitters, and they cured me. I
now take them as a tonic, and they
keep me strong and well." 50 cents,
at all drug stores.
. Scarlet Fever at Carbon Cliff. Two
fresh cases of scarlet fever.have just j
been discovered in the village of Car
bon. Cliff. Six or seven cases are
known to exist and 50 or CO school
children have been 'exposed. These
alarming conditions were brought to
light yesterday after Dr. J. H. Long of.
East Moline had visited the McPher
son home and found two little girls
suffering with the disease. Although
the cases are not of a serious nature,
it develops that other children in the
village have been ill with the same
disease, during which time some of
them attended school, thereby expos
ing all the children.
To Ordain Minister. Some Sunday
this month, possibly Oct. 24, Rev.
Floyd B. Hardin, who has been called
to take charge' of the Unitarian church
in Moline, will be ordained into the
Unitarian church. The local congre
gation will' invite President S. Elliott
of Boston, who heads the American
IJnitarian association, to preach the
ordination sermon. Mr. Elliott is the
son of President Elliott of Harvard,
and many will be anxious to hear him.
Aside from him, Wilson A. Backus of
Chicago, who is secretary of the West
ern Unitarian conference, will also be
here to take part in the ceremonies
ordaining Rev. Mr. Hardin tor the
To Raise First Flag. Fifth ward
republicans have arranged for the
first ward flag raising of the fall cam
paign. . Preparations are at present in
progress for a demonstration at Tenth
street and Sixteenth avenue Saturday
evening, and the chief speaker win
be F. G. Allen. State's Attorney
J Scott and L. M. Magill, present candi
date for state's attorney, will also
Heart Failure Death's Cause. A
verdict of heart failure was returned
by the jury at the coroner's inquest
; held over the remains . of Herman
jThau Saturday afternoon at the Dan
j ielson & Furgie undertaking establish-
ijieui. ir. luuuuieu suauemy at me
home of Charles Maves. 422 Third
avenue, Saturday afternoon. He had
complained of his back hurting him
Friday evening and did not go to
work Saturday morning. When Mrs.
Maves visited his room after dinner
she found him dead. Thau had been
rooming at the Maves home during
the past summer and had been work
ing but a short time at Sam Suman's
saloon at Fourth avenue and Third
street. He has no known relatives
The remains were taken from the un
dertaking rooms of Dan ielson & Fur
gie for interment at Riverside this
SOUTH INTERESTED IN CONSERVATION
The Republican Party's Own Answer.
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Suite 502 Safety Building.
Old phone 950.
Washington, Oct. 3. The national
conservation commission has received
word that at least 1,000 of the leading
business men of the south will be
present in Washington when the com
mission holds itsJirst full meeting
here early in December. This infor
mation comes In a letter from G. Gros
venor Dawes, secretary of the Mont
gomery, Ala., Commercial club, who
tells of a meeting of the representa
tives of numerous business associa
tions in the southern states, held in
Atlanta. These men formed a work
ing organization, and, after receiving
assurances of support from commer
cial bodies all through the south is
sued a call'for 'a' southern commercial
congress. The time and place were
set so that the members can be in
Washington during the first meeting
of the conservation commission on
Dec. 1, the conference between the
commission and the governors of the
states or their representatives; which
follows, on Dec. 8, and the meetimr
of the National Rivers and Harbors
congress which will be held during
that time, in the proceedings of all of
which the men who will compose the
southern commercial congress are in
tensely interested from a business
standpoint. The chief purpose of the
southerners in holding their big meet
ing is, in the words of one of the orig
inators, "the provoking of a fuller un
derstanding by the people of the south
of the gifts that nature, has placed
under their control.". But, without
discounting the vital importance of
promoting the business interests of
their section of the country, the pro
moters of this congress in Washing
ton" say they hope that it will have
an even deeper significance and brin?
about a closer union btween the north
and the southy "Of course the con
gress has practical and commercial as
pects," says one of these men, "but
there lies in the minds of the origin
ators an ethical purpose looking to
wards a fuller - understanding and
union between those who have for n
generation suffered from misunder
standings and a seeming separation of
Better Underntantllnff Helps.
Mi. Dawes in his letter suggests
tnat the attainment of a fuller" under
standing between, the south and other
parts of the country would have its
effect in bettering business conditions
in the south also. He writes:
"The southern commercial congress
is also intended as a means of com
bating hindering prejudices that exist
against the south in both northern and
eastern states. We have felt that such
prejudices are most easily removed by
personal contact, and we shall there
fore work to have present on Dec, 7
and 8 1,000 or 1.500 leading business
men of the south who will later stay
to participate in the deliberations of
the National Rivers and harbors con
gress, and also be present in Washing
ton to receive inspiration from the
reports made to the national conser
vation commission."' v
"Beyond all this we feel that the
presence of bur solid business men in
meetings made up largely of solid
business men of the north and east
will act as a guarantee and pledge of
business men's participation in fur
ther political affairs of the south and
thus guarantee safety to Investors." :
Many of the men who are most ac
tive Jn organizing this Southern Com
mercial congress have- for a long time
been preaching that , the south should
hot develop its agriculture to a higher
Indigestion whether occasional or
chronic Is subject to instant relief.
Let Kodol digest the food. One must
stop that iiritation, else the stomach
can never recover. .
degree of efficiency, but that it is time
for the men of that part of the couh
try to take more energetic measures
to expand their ' manufacturing and
business interests. They believe that
the attendance of a large number of
the most enterprising men of the south
ern .states at, the conference between
the national conservation commission!
and the state governors or their rep
resentatives will lead to a fuller realiz
ation of the immense natural resources
of the south.
VuMt Power WoMed.
Iii this connection they cite a recent
report by the geological survey which
stated that . tterej? Is" 'a minimum of
about 2,S0O,000 indicated horse power
developed by the river's rising in the
southern Appalachian mountains, half
of which, at the very least, could be
utilized for .power. So far hardly
enough has been developed to make an
appreciable showing compared with
the enormous possibilities. Full devel
opment of storage facilities in these
river basins would increase the horse
power from 3 to 30 times, according to
the experts. But, taking the minimum
of 1,400.000 horse power. Its rental at
$20 per Jiorse power per year would
amount to an annual return of $28,000,-
000. Water power is much cheaper
than fuel power, and will become more
and more so as the available supply of
fuel is depleted. This means that the
demand for water power will increase.
Those southern business men foresee
a. great manufacturing future for their
section and are determined to instill
their ideas into the minds of others.
They point out also that the usefulness
of these rivers can be increased not
only for manufacturing, but for trans
portation. The improvement of the
lumber business and of the allied in
dustry of thrpeutining has also receiv
ed muoh attention from them. In some
states they say there are very rich
mineral deposits which might be work
ed with great profit.
First Avenue, Between
13th and 14th Sts.
Now is the time to buy your
lumber if you are going to build
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25,000 feet 2x4.
25,000 feet 2x6.
5,000 feet 2x8.
10,000 feet 2x10.
5,000 feet 2x12.
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100 window sash.
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Two of America's most famous cooks,
Janet M. Hill und Alice Gary Waterman,
say that Kingsfords Oswego Corn Starch
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This lumber is all white pine,
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lumber yards today, because it
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$10 to $18 per 1,000.
. W. Franks, Mgr.
Old Phone West 921-Y. ,
Fire Insurance Agency
Property owners who are In need of fire Insurance should look
carefully Into the financial standing of the companies represented by
the various local agent before placing their Insurance, as the com
pany's "financial standing Is as Important as that of your banker; also
Investigate as to the standing of the agent, as his Influence with the
companies be represents may save yoa many a dollar In case of loss.
Such an agency is that, of Mr. Maucker, who represent the most
reliable companies in . the business, and Is plsased to state that in the
eight years he has been in the business not one customer of his hat
aeeded the services of an attorney to secure Justice in getting a set
tlement for a fire loss.
The following Branding ot companlei reprecented by him ii taken
from the report of the insurance commissioner of Illinois.
. Organized. Assets.
Aachen and Munich Ins. Co. olGermany $ 1,778,258
Commercial Union Assurance Co, England ,.t 1861 6,744,997
Franklin Insurance Co., Philadelphia 1829 2,569,477
Fire Association of Philadelphia 1817 7,840,675
German American Insurance Co. of New York 1872 13,508,038
Hanover Insurance Co. of New York 1852 4.114.1C4
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut 1810 18,920,604
Insurance Co. of North America of Philadelphia ...1792 11,2G8,104
Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New York 1850 4.32C.789
North British and Mercantile In Co., England ....1809 6,832,710
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1825 6,462,117
Phenlx Insurance Co. of New York 1853 8,719,795
Phoenix Insurance Co. of Connecticut 1854 7,965,453
United Firemens Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1860 1,995,419
London Assurance Corporation, England 1720 2,435,172
Office, No. 1620 Fourth avenue . Maucker Building. Both 'phones.
Orrine Destroys the Craving for Drink
Cure Affected or Money Refunded.
Excessive or continued use of alco
holic beverages-always results in a
diseased condition of the nervous sys
tem. The drinking man is often heard to
say, "I 'can stop of my own free will
and when I wish," but the poor fel
low is now devoid of the power to act
at the proper time and in the right
way it's too late, the craving has se
cured a firm hold and because of the
diseased nervous system he has1 not
the ability for sustained effort, The!
result we all know. j
Drunkenness is no longer consid
ered a crime; eminent scientists .and
physicians have agreed that it is a
disease and must be treated as such.
The home treatment that has been
used for a number of years, and is
highly successful, is Orrine. It is sold
under a positive guarantee that if it
dees not effect a cure your money will
Orrine is in two' forms. When de
siring to give secretly, purchase Or
rine No. 1, and if the patient will vol
untarily take the treatment, Orrine
No. 2 should be given. The guarantee
is the same in either , case. Orrine
costs but $1.00 per box. Mailed In
plain sealed : wrapper on receipt of
price. Write for free booklet, ou
"Drunkenness" - mailed ' in sealed en
velope by The Orrine Co., Washing
ton, D. C. Sold in this city by Harper
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A telephone call from you, dnd
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Going out of business.
Everything Must Go.
226 Seventeenth Street.
Have" moved to 226 Seventeenth street
and will continue the sale until every
thing is sold. Have about ISO Cook
Stoves. Ranges and Heaters left. Call
and see what I will give you for your
J. P. Williamson
226 Seventeenth Street.
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Call and inspect the vault A
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everything. Ask for it.
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