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.THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1908.
OF THE NEIGHBOR:
Used Name of Another to Defraud.
The accidental delivery of a letter to
John Humes, 82G West Second street
last summer Instead of 'to the John
Humes for whom the missive was in
tended, suggested a swindle that led
to the arrest of the former Humes Sat
urday. . John Humes, who formerly
lived here and is now traveling abroad
'. -some years loaned $2,000 to George
Sharp cf Grundy Center, Iowa, and
took a mortgage on the latter's farm.
It was tbo letter which Sharp sent to
inform his creditor that he had the
money ready to take up the mortgage
which fell into the hands of the wrong
John Humes and led him to try to
get the-?2,000 for a bogus release. Ne
gotiations had proceeded to the point
.where the money was about to be
paid ever when Fjcke & Ficke, Daven
port lawyers, who were acting as
agents for the rightful Humes, notified
Sharp that the interest was due and
then the attempted swindle was frtiic li
ly brought to light. The consumma
tion came Saturday afternoon when
Humes, the pretender, was decoyed to
the postoffice to receive a registered
letter. Detectives were wailing and
after he had receipted for the letter
he was arrested. Forgery is the
charge on which he will be held.
Sues Ferry Company. Isaac
Deutsch. through Attorneys Wilson.
Grilk & Wilson, has entered suit
against the Rock island-Davenport
Ferry company, claiming the sum of
$4, -is:;. 90 as damages for an alleged
breach of advertising contract. In his
petition Mr. Deutsch states on March
IS, 1907, he entered into a contract
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Start the day right by eating
a breakfast that gives the
greatest amount of mental and
physical strength with the least
tax upon the digestion. Two
Biscuit with a pint of hot milk
will supply all the energy
needed for a half day's work
and the cost is about five cents.
At your grocer's.
Heat in Oven
Let us plan your trip.
Call or phone Burlington Depot.
with the company, whereby he was to Dow likewise was cut on the forehead
have the advertising privileges on the but not as severely as Mrs. Kindt,
ferry boats and ferry docks. He was Mrs. Johnson fared more fortunately
furnished with, a .3lue print of the and escaped with nothing more seri
docks and boats and states that with ous than a number of bruises. Both
the blue nrints as a zuide he sold ad- Mrs Kindt and Miss' Dow were in-
vertising space on the same. ' When '
the docks were placed in position they !
were found small than designated in
the blue print.
Shaw Indicted. James G. Shaw,
alias Professor snaw,. tue swindling
clairvoyant, who buncoed William
Stutzel of McCausland out of $1,400
and secured $500 eich from Mrs.
Christianson of Davenport and Mrs.
Torience of Geneseo, has been indict
ed by the grand jury on five different
counts. Two indictments charge swind
ling by sleight of hand and three in
dictments charge larceny.
Car Strikes Auto. Mrs. E. S. John
son, her guest. Miss Eva Dow of Oma
ha, and Mrs. Charles T. Kindt had a
narrow escape from death ac 7:30
o'clock Saturday night. All three
ladies were in Mrs. Johnson's limou
sine with John Block ,as chauffeur.
As the auto was crossing the car
tracks at Seventeenth and Brady
streets a Central park car south bound
crashed into it with great force. The
ladies were helpless inside the closed
auto which was struck squarely in the
center. It was hurled around and
around on the slippery pavement, cov
ered with a light coating of snow. Mr.
Block was thrown from his seat and
not until the auto had crashed into
the curbing on the west side of the
street was it brought to a standstill
and the ladies released. Mrs. Kindt
received a severe gah on the fore
head, extending from ever the left eye
to the to;) of the forehead. She was
also otherwise? cut and bruised. Miss
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Old Phone West 680.
New Phone 6170.
jured by the broken glass against
which they were thrown by the car
colliding with the auto.
Obituary Record. Mrs. Wilhelmina
Finger, who lacked only a few months
of reaching her 99th year and who, it!office advantages. Whan they -wanted
it believed was the oldest resident of
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uieu ai ii o im-K oaiur-
day night at the home of her son, Rev. ,
F. Finger, 2143 West Fifth street.
Her death was caused by a stroke of
paralysis which she suffered last Tues
day. Mrs. Finger was the head of five
living generations. Her living de-
scendents number 80. There are three
sons, 20 grandchildren, 50 great grand
children and one great great grand-
child. The five generations were
made up of Mrs. Finger, her son. Rev.
C. F. Finger; his son, John Finger;
John Finger's daughter, Mrs. Evaline
Johnson, and her child. The three
sons surviving are Rev. C. F. Finger
of Davenport, Frederick of Appleton,
Wis., and August of Chicafj. Her
husband, Frederick Finger, died in
1880. Mrs. Finger was born in Ger
many, near Berlin, May 11, 1S10. She
married Frederick Finger, there in
1836 and they came to America in
1835, settling in Fond du Lac, Wis.
Since her husband's death in 1SS0 she
has lived with her son. Rev. C. F.
v inger, and grandson, S. A. Finger,
here in Davenport.
The death of Henry D. Nagel Satur-
day removed one of the venerable citi-,
zens of this city which had been his
home for over half a century. Mr.
Xagel was SI years old and was born
in Lutjenburg, Holstein, Germany. He
came to Davenport in 1857 and this
city had been his home ever since.
A harness maker by profession, he en
tered business with Henry Techentin
and the firm of Nagel & Techentin
continued in business until 1803. After
that Mr. Nagel for 32 years conducted
his own store at 424 West Second
street, at the end of which period he
retired in 1895. Mr. Nagel was mar
ried Aug. 14, 1S39, to Miss Annie
Meier, and is survived by his wife
and several children, August of Kan
sas city, Mrs. Otto Krumbholz of Ce
dar Rapids. Henry. Mrs. Henrv Eneel-
bach, Julius, Frank and Mrs. Sam T.
White of Davenport.
Saturday occurred the death of
Mrs. Fredika Studebaker, SOS West
Fifteenth street. Her death occurred
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.
Edson, 2139 West Third street. Al
most a year ago the deceased was
struck on the head and injured and
was in a physician's care since until
death called her due to concussion of
the brain. Mrs. Studebaker was born
in Berg Fehmain, Germany, and came
to Davenport in 1S90. After residing
in Davenport for one year she moved
to Grand Mound, Iowa, for 10 years
and then returned to Davenport. She
was the widow of Matthias Stude
baker, who died In 189C.
DOWAGER IS ALSO DEAD
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ture. The dual passing of the rulers
of the great nation is regarded in
many sources with considerable mys
tery. Conflicting rumors are heard in
whispered discussion on every hand.
Troops have been in readiness for
several days to quell any disorders
that might arise on the death of Kuang
Hsu, and the possibility of uprisings
was made greater because of the fact
that the death of the dowager empress
was known to be close at hand. Two
divisions of troops tiave been held in
reserve and these are now stationed
in various quarters of the city.
Twenty gendarmes were dispatched
to guard the approaches to the lega
tions, but up to the-present the duties
of the forces have been slight. It was
announced that the legation guard was
ordered out at "the special call of the
To a Blacksmith, Rock Island, III.
Dear Sir: You buy your horseshoes
and nails; your grandfather, If he was
a blacksmith, made 'em. You can't
afford to hammer them out by hand,
when you can buy as good, or better,
perhaps, ready-made to your hand, for
a little more than the cost of the iron.
What do you think of a painter who
goes on buying his linseed oil and
white lead, and mixing, and tinting by
hand, and charging his time for work
that is far better done than he can do
it, done by macMnery, done as your
horseshoes and i..ils are made.
Mistake, isn't it?
He is wasting his chance in the world. I
There is no better stuff to do business
with than good horseshoes and paint;
(and no better work than putting them
on. Good horseshoes well put on: It's
the nuttinir 'em on that makes vmi -
blacksmith; no matter who makes 'em.
Who wants to go back to old times,
and make his own horseshoes?
Between us two, that painter don't
know how to make good paint he used
to; but paint has run away from him
P. W. DEVOE & CO.,
New York and Chicago.
P. S. Paridon Wall Paper & Decor-
bating company sells our paint.
New Postal Substation. This morn-
Gus Lindvall, the Fifteenth Street
druggist, opened the new postal sta-
tion which will be known as postal
station No. 7. For many months mer-
chants on Fifteenth street and Fifth
avenue have been wanting better post-
a"y sroat mer stamps, a money
order or a rfristfrtil letter rr in fnft
nv ,.r llr,,,u .
to send way down to Sixteenth street
and Third avenue for the same.
Record Pay at New Shops. The
monthly pay day took place at the
I Rock Island railroad shops in Silvis
I Saturday and it was a record breaker.
, For the month a little more than $92,
!000 was paid out to some 14.000 em
ployes. The motive department drew
?!"" and the storehouse men re
; ceiveu about SS.000. The last two
weeks the shop has been running nine
hours and prior to that the men were
on a 10 hour workday basis. Some
53 engines were rebuilt.
Kansas City Man Speaker. The
After-Dinner club will hold its first
dinner of the season at the Moline
club Monday Nov.- 23. The dinner
will be served by the steward of the
club and there will be no delay in be
ginning, tne members gathering at
C:30 and sitting down at 0:45. The
principal address of the evening wil
be made by Edwin A. Krautlioff of
Kansas City, who will speak on the
topic, "Contempt of Court." Mr.
Krautlioff is one of the best known
, attorneys of Kansas City, being the
j junior member of the firm of Karnes,
New & Krautlioff. Ho is a specialist
'of recognized ability in questions in-
volving bankruptcy legislation and in
corporation law. He is a brother of
L. C. Krautlioff, who was for years at
the head of the legal department of
the Armour racking company of Chi
Dam Strengthened. The season's
work on the core wall of the wingdam
has now been closed, the weather
having become too cold to handle the
concrete of which the wall is being
constructed. During the season United
States Engineer Basett estimates
that 2,200 lineal feet of three-foot
solid concrete core wall has been con
struct ed. He believes that with an
other season's work the wall will be
completed the entire remaining length
of the present dam. Duiing the season
approximately 4.500 cubic yards of con
crete have been used in the construc
tion of the wall. Six thousand barrels
of cement have been required in mix
ing the concrete. The engineers de
clare that the dam has now been made
so strong that no further fears need
be entertained for its safety during
', high water. In addition to the core
wan, ine wingaam itseir nas been
made almost twice its formor width
Aiier me construction or tne core
wall on the pool side of the dam, the
rocks blasted out of the bottom of the
channel have been deposited against
the core wall, thus placing it virtually
in the center of the wingdam. The
core wall anchored firmly in the river
bottom gives stability to the loose
rock piled up on both sides of it
Moreover it prevents the water from
leaking .through and thus weakening
legations on account of the emperor's
Three Yearn of Mournlino
Prince Chun, the regent, has or
dered the viceroys and governors to
take precautions for the continuation
or tne administration of tne provinces
as heretofore, and he has ordered 100
days of mourning. The court will go
into mourning for three years.
Peking already has been greatly
transformed, all red objects have been
removed and blue substituted.
The people learned last evening of
the death of the dowager empress, and
although the Chinese are in nowise
emotional, they showed that they were
profoundly impressed by the passing
of their powerful ruler. The foreign
ers in the city are watching the
strange ceremonies with great inter
est. At the palace elaborate rites are
being observed, and a flood of edicts
has been sent forth.
Death Scene Ilraniatle.
Deathbed observances of 3,000 years
ago marked the passing of the em
peror and dowager. They died alone
and unattended, although surrounded
by circles of abject spectators, who
remained a rod distant, as on account
of, the sacred persons of their ma
jesties they could not be approached.
. The emperor died as he had lived,
without ministration of whatever kind
of scientific aid. For months he had
refused to permit the services of for
eign physicians, and although it was
stated that he had gone back to the
old . form of medical treatment, it is
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uenevea ium laueuy ne re.ceivea no
f Pfintmnnf of oil
The covernment has riven out that
li.e govi-iumein. lias given out luai
the dowager empress, in a lucid in-
rervai j; riaay tasi, receivea trince ,
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'buer of the royal family, and approved,
the edicts declaring Prince Pu-Yi heir
presumptive and Prince Chun regent
or tne empire. - J
AH the news all the time THE :
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BAN Gii COSTLY DRESS. o
Head of Woman's College Threatens f
rresider.t Ella Sabin of Dow ner col-' o
lege, in Milwaukee, Wis., one of the
best known women's colleges In the'O
west, has. announced to her students'
that unless the rich girls in the college ' q
abstain from wearing wide luiinr.ied Q
"Merry Widow" bats and other gar- o
ments in the extreme of fashion she 13
will put in effect a college uniform or q
gingham or some other cheap material v
so that the pimr girls will not be
ashamed at the contrast between thorn- g
selves and their wealthier schoolmates,
The order is expected to result in '
simpler clothing. The yame order re- Q
cently went into effect at the State urn- g
versity, applying only to hats, how-.p
ever. j g
It Is a kingly oct to help the fallen. io
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DIGEST ALL F00D
Everything Will be Digested and Not o
Left to Ferment in Your g
PROMPT RELIEF WAITING
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Does it ever occur to you how busy
that little stomach of yours is? It
actually only holds three pints, though
in one year you force it to take in
2,5()0 pounds of material, digest it and
prepare, it for assimilation to the blood
Da you wonder at the number of cases
of indigestion and stomach troublo?
You crowd It with steaks and pastry,!
irritate ils juices with spices and acids
and expect this little four-ounce mill
to do its work.
Is there any wonder that your food
passes undigested, or lays like a lump
of lead in the stomach? That every
thing you eat turns to acid, stomach
gas and stomach poison, putrefying
the intestines and digestive canals,
causing biliousness, headaches, dizzi
ness and , indigestion heartburn, nau
seous breath, constipation and other
more dangerous symptoms?
Call your disease what you will
indigestion, catarrh cf stomach, etc.
you- know the real name, the real dis
ease is fermentation of the food you
eat--a sour stomach, which belches
gas and erupts tintligested food or
causes a feeling of nausea and miser
ableness. All these miseries vanish promptly
when you stop this food fermentation.
Take 50 cents to your pharmacist for
a case of Papes Diapepsin." Eat a
triangule, and five minutes later your
stomach will do what a healthy stom
ach should that is, turn every bite
you cat .into bodily nourishment and
without you realizing that you have a
stomach. One triangule will digest
all the food you eat without the aid
of the stomach, because it contains
just the elements found " in a good,
Etrong, healthy stomach.
IF YOUR BODY IS COVERED
WANTED - -
A CASE OF ECZEMA
Scrofula. Salt Rheum. Psoriasm or Ulcera .
Ibat has baffled all doctors' kUl ajd etbe
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Hand in hand to Jones' second hand,
we will buy our gcods, we will sell our
goods, we will exchange cur goods, the
same old place we have for 25 years,
for we can depend on what he says.
Household goods on payments. Five
minutes' notice tc buy your goods.
Open every evening. Both phones.
Do you need money? We make leans
on pianos, household goads, horses,
cattle, diamonds, watches, guns, bi
cycles, musical goods; also small loans
on real eitsve. In fact, the enly place
ycu can get a loan on anything., no
matter where you live. All we ask is
to come and get our figures. I wi!l
guarantee ycu will do business with
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