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- THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY UKClHElt 22,909. J N
S OF THE NEIGHBOR
Churches Consolidate. The Episco
pal parishes of Trinity church and
Grace cathedral, meeting in separate
session, each in its own place of wor
ship, Monday evening unanimously
voted to consolidate the two parishes
into one organization to be known as
Trinity Cathedral parish. Through the
official sanction of the members of the
two congregations the formal approval
of the most Important action that has
been taken in church matters In Dav
enport for many years, was recorded.
As has been announced before, the
consolidation of the parishes is effected
; by the merging of Grace cathedral par
ish. Into, Trinity parish. Rev. Manna
duke Hare is retained as rector of the
Saloon Permit Levied Upon. For
the second time within a space of a
month the saloon permit of D. E. Casey
has been levied upon for the Insolven
cy of a debt, and as the result of an
attachment secured by Mrs. Honore
Garvey, as landlord of the building In
which' Casey conducts his saloon at
the corner of Fourth and Iowa streets,
the saloon was closed up by Constable
Philip Kahles, by whom the attachment
papers were served. .The debt which
is involved in the latest attack upon
the saloon amounts to $90, which it is
alleged is due Mrs. Garvey for rent on
the premises which has been uncol
lected. The papers were served Mon-
day night a few moments before the
and It is probable that the place will
remain closed until a satisfactory ad
justment can be made of the existing
conditions. The fact that the saloon
permit has been levied upon and not
the property, again brings to light the
fact that a saloon permit in Davenport
had intrinsic value. The enactment
and enforcement of the Moon law has
limited the number of saloons in the
city and a permit has accordingly as
sumed commercial value.
Dead When Found by Neighbors.
Our Annual Exhibit of
All of the coming week. There
8 are many new subjects in the
line this season. Call and see
Diaries for 1910,
1730 Third Avenue.
Mrs. Ida Schroeder, widow of the late
Henry Schroeder, one of Davenport's
old-time harness makers, was found
cold in death at her home, 726 West
Third street, at noon yesterday, by the
police who had been summoned by
neighbors after an effort had been
made to enter her home. She was
found lying on the floor of her bed
room, and was fully dressed, indicating
that she had arisen and was about the
house when the fatal stroke came. Mrs.
Schroeder for some time past had been
In rather poor health and had been
taken care of by neighbors who at
tended to her wants each day. Yester
day, when an effort was made to enter
the house, the doors were all locked
and no response could be obtained to
the many calls. Finally, suspecting
tha tall was not well, the neighbors
called the police department and two
officers were sent to the home. En
trance was effected only by breaking
in the door of the house, and it was
then that MrB. Schroeder was found
Deputies Increase for Increase. A
petition ha been filed with the board
of supervisors b ythe deputies in the
court house in which the deputy offi
cials ask for an increase in salaries.
During the last few months several ef
ficient men at the court house have quit
to accept more remunerative positions,
and the men who are thero now feel
that they should at least receive as
much as men filling like positions in
concerns throughout the city arcpaid.
The matter will be taken up at the
first meeting in January, as this is the
time the question of salaries is con
sidered. Decker Let Off Easy- Leo Decker,
charged with grand larceny, the alleg
ed theft of a wagon belonging to Al
bert Raphael, escaped with a sentence
of 30 days in jail. The case was call
ed for trial 'before Justice Daum, and
the value of the wagon was placed at
about $30, which would have held
Decker to the grand jury if proved.
After the case had progressed nearly
to completion, however, Mr. Raphael
stated that he had no desire to prose
cute the boy, and he asked that the
charge be reduced to potty larceny.
This'was done, and Justice Daum then
gave the young man the maximum sen
tence under the reduced charge, which
was 30 days in the county jail.
is proceeding rapidly. Much of the
steel framework has been completed
and the masons are- working on the
brick and stone work. The East Mo
lines sash and door works has the
contract for the mill work and as
soon as the exterior of the structure
is finished they will commence on the
The Methodist Ladies' Aid cleared
$50 at their bazar and oyster supper
last Friday afternoon and evening.
Many fancy and useful articles were
Stewart Bull, who has been living
at Osborne, has returned ' home to
Silvis to spend the winter hero with
his mother. Mrs. S. Bull.
Brotherhood of American Yeomen,
recently organized here, is trying to
secure a room adjoining the Eagles'
' hall for a permanent meeting place.
The next meeting of the lodge will
be early In January.
A large number of new houses will
be erected here in the spring and it
is understood a large factory may
be erected northwest of the Rock
. The C. R. I. & P. Is-' talking of
sinking a large well near the shops
here similar to the one south of
town recently completed. It will be
used for the purpose of filling the
boilers of the engines.
Work on the new office building
being erected at the railway, shops
Mrs. Fannie Casper of Lincoln vis
ited a few days this week in Water
town. She has gone to Chicago to
fill a position.
Mr. Rnd Mrs. Ben Seline have
moved from the cottage of S. P. Cos
ner to Rock Island.
Mrs. Dirreen of Jacksonville ar
rived this week to make an extended
visit at the home of her son George
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Holland and
baby of Geneseo have been spending
the last four days with Frank Sovey's
Mrs. Hays returned this week from
her visit at Peoria.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dirreen wel
comed a little son to their home Fri
day night, and George is passing the
Mrs. Emma Ellis and family will
spend Christmas at Letts, Iowa, with
Mrs. Charles Trout of 'Abingdon
came last week for as week's visit
with her son Ross and Family.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Sovey and family
will go Friday evening to Camanche,
Iowa, to spend Christmas.
Ed Axelson and family left Sun
day to stay over New Year's with
relatives at Fairfield, Iowa.
Saturday night a daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Trout.
Miss Estelly Elliott of Reynolds
was the guest over Sunday of Miss
Lela Ausbrook, leaving Monday to
spend Christmas with friends in
Miss Hazel Pierce will spend
Christmas in Davenport with friends.
Miss Sadie Scott has returned from
a visit at Hillsdale with her sister,
Mrs. George Passmore.
NEW MINISTER ASHAMED
THAT HE IS AN AMERICAN?
Atlanta Man Declares John B. Jack
son Was Angerel 'When Ad
dressed in Knglish.
The cork would break troublesome
wasn't popular, so we did away with it.
You can buy our handy little bottle now
with our new patented cap. Glue is
Sold everywhere 10c. the bottle. Also
in handy tubes, which are non-leakable,
for the same price. - -
Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 22. John
Jackson, United States minister
Persia, who has been ordered
transfer his diplomatic activities
Cuba, is ashamed of being an Ameri
can, according to Joe Jacobs, the
leading druggist of Atlanta.
Dr. Jacobs and Minister Jackson
crossed the ocean together on a Ger
man liner. During the voyage a
waiter addressed Minister Jackson in
English instead of German. Dr. Ja
cobs says Jackson became enraged
and asked the waiter why the latter
"I thought you were an Ameri
can," exclaimed the waiter.
"Do I look like an American?"
roared Jackson. "Don't you dare
take me for an American, and don't
talk English to me."
Dr. Jacobs doesn't understand how
a man who is ashamed of being an
American is able to hold the post of
United States minister.
Fourth Avenue and Twentieth St.
Our flowers are fresh every morning from our green
house ,and are the finest that can be grown'.
Tea Eoses. .
And other blooming
Fine Ferns, etc.
Imported Art Pottery.
. - Wreathing. j "
Visit Our Store
Louis th Magnifioant.
As soon as he rose he was dressed
by his valet In a coat of blue cloth.
Two little epaulets of gold cord were
sewed to the cloth. Under the coat
was a white waistcoat, which was al
most entirely hidden by the ribbons
and wide sashes of his orders. His
satin breeches ended In a pair of high
boots or gaiters of red velvet, which
came above the knees and were more
supple than leather, for the thickness
of leather on legs that were often
painful from gout would have created
too much friction. lie made a great
point of these boots. He thought that
they made him look like a general,
ready at any moment to spring upon
a horse, though this .was a physical
Impossibility to him since she was
much too fat and too luurm. lie used
powder with a view to hiding the
white locks of age, and this gave his
complexion an appearance of youth.
From "The Return of Louis XTIII.,"
by Gilbert Stenger.
Telling ths Tims.
His horse had lost a shoe, and as it
was being' replaced by a Somerset
blacksmith he asked the time. "I'll
tell 'ee presently, sir. said the man.
Then be lifted a hind foot of the
horse and, looking across it attentive
ly, said, "Half past 11."
"How do you know?" asked Cole
ridge. "Do 'ee think I have shod horses all
my life and don't know by sign what
The poet went away puzzled, but re
turned in the evening and offered tha
blacksmith a shilling to show him how
he could tell the time by a horse's
"lust 'you get off your horse, sir.
Now do 'ee stoop down and look
through the hole In yon pollard ash
and you'll see the church clock."
Hard to Tell.
"If your mother bought foor bunches
of grapes, the shopkeeper's price being
ninepence a bunch, how much money
would the purchase cost her?" asked,
the new teacher.
"You never can tell," answered Tom
my, who was at the bead of the class.
"Ma's great at bargaining!" London
Answers. . ...
First ice Harvested. Ice cutting
was started Monday in the bulkhead
waters of the Sylvan pool by the Mo-
line Ice Co. Nine-inch ice of excep
tional clearness is being harvested.
The company proposes to harvest a
record-breaking crop this winter, for
storage in local houses and for ship
ment south, and has followed Its an
nounced plan of beginning operations
on its fields as soon as a thickness of
nine inches had been attained. The
Union Ice and Coal company put a
gang of men. at work yesterday on Its
fields on Rock river. Just below the
Mollne bridge. These men are engaged
in clearing the snow from the surface
of the ice, and plans are to start cut
ting Monday of next , week. The Ice
should attain a thickness of 12 Inches
by that time, if present weather con
ditions continue. Indications are that
it will continue cold. The field oppo
site its houses at Twenty-fifth street
has been cleared of snow by the Chan
nel Ice company and plans are to start
cutting today. AH the companies anti
cipate difficulty in securing all the
men they will require for work on the
T6 Condemn for Street.- Condenina
tion proceedings are to be instituted
against property owners who refuse to
deed to the city the ground that is ne
cessary to permit of the opening of
-Nineteenth street from Twelfth avenue
south to Twentieth avenue. At a meet
ing of the city council a petition from
C. W. Lundahl was read. Mr. Lun
dahl is the largest individual owner of
property along the route of the propos
ed road. He asks that steps to open
the road be taken at once. The coun
cil in response ordered the ordinance
committee to draft an ordinance pro
viding for condemnation suits. The
road to be opened has been under con
sideration for some time. It Is to be a
scenic drive, 100 feet wide, following
the bed of the ravine between the ave
nues designated. A thoroughfare with
a grade considerably less than that of
any present hill street Is proposed.
To Disqualify Aldermen? That the
East Moline council is without autho
rity to act for the people which that
body represents, and that the council
has no legal right to transact business
of any nature was the startling declar
ations of Alderman James C. McDow
ell at a stormy council session Mon
day evening. A declaration "by McDow
ell that some of the aldermen repre
sent wards from which they have mov
ed since election, and that hg proposed
to take. 6teps to have the aldermen In
question disqualified, was like striking
a match in an atmosphere charged
with sulphur and brimstone. Charges
and counter-charges followed thick
and fast Throughout the harangue Al
derman McDowell remained obdurate.
"At least three aldermen at the pres
ent time are not residents of the wards
which they represent in the council,"
declared Alderman McDowell. If these
aldermen have not either resigned or
moved back into the wards whose res
idents they represent before the time
for holding the January meeting, he
proposes to take steps to have them
disqualified. Aldermen Stange, Drallo,
and Wylie are the three aldermen who
have moved from the wards which
they represent in the council. They
Special Sale on
Xmas Candies at
32 20th St., Rock Island, 111.
We wish to announce to the
public that we have a select line
of Xmas Candies, as well as all
kinds of home-made candles and
high grade chocolates and bon
bons and offer a special price on
everything, lasting till Jan. 1,
1910. Do not miss taking advan
tage of this great special sale.
Tou know that we make every
thing in our own sanitary kitch
en, and our candies are the best
in the city.
Here Are a
Peanut candy, lb 10c
Peanut brittle, lb 10o
Vanilla taffy, lb 10c
Strawberry taffy, lb 10c
Chocolate taffy, lb 10c
Xmas mixed candy, our own
make, 3 lbs ; ...25c
Sauer kraut candy, lb 15c
Cocoanut candy, lb I . . . 15c
Chocolate drops, lb 20o
Dip caramels. Ib 20c
Mexican candy, lb. - 20c
Pudges, lb 20c
Caramels, all kinds, lb. 25e
Nougats, lb 25c
Chocolate chips, Ib 25c
Assorted cream chocolates. . .25c
WE ALSO HAVE AN ELE
GANT LINE OF FANCY BOX
ES FILLED WITH THE VERY
BEST CANDY THE RIGHT
KIND FOR YOUR X-MAS GIFTS
FROM 25 CENTS UP TO $5.
j, iiiiyurarMiMiiMiiir v- "- . - i n mitt.
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AT ALL BOOKSE L LERS
DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, Publishers, NEW YORK CITi
announced their intention of moving
Into the wards they represent as soon
as houses are available. Alderman Mc
dowell takes the position -that every
act of the council ince the present
members took their seats has been il
legal. The city clerk and two patrol
men have not furnished bonds accep
table to the council. He announced hla
Intention of taking steps toward hav
ing the proper bonds furnished.
Engine Blows Up; Watchman Es
capes. Bert Davis of Preemption, em
ployed by the Burlington road as en
glnewatchman, had a close call from
death, when a switch engine on which
he was working, blew- up at 12:20 yes
terday morning In the yards at Twen-ty(-fifth
street, this city. Davis was in
the engine cab when the explosion oc
curred, but escaped with a few minor
bruises and cuts. The engine was
damaged to the extent of $1.5o0. Davis
came to Moline two weeks ago an1
rooms at 2532 Fifth-and-a-half avenue.
Rock Island. He has been serving as
watchman of a switch engine In the
Moline yards at nights. It Is said that
he turned cold watjer Into the boiler
when he noticed ijiat the water In
the gauge was low. j' There were about
100 pounds of steam In the boiler at
the time. The force of the explosion
lifted the engine off its wheels, and It
settled on the ground on.'lts left side.
The crown sheet and crown head were
blown out. A steel coal car on the D.
R. I. & X. W. tracks alongside the en
gine was badly damaged. Pieces of
hard wood four feet in length, used in
building fires in engines, were hurled a
distance of 200 feet by the force of the
explosion. Davis wason the fireman's
side of the engine. Fortunately-the
cab was not demolished when the en
gine toppled over or he might have
been fatally crushed. lie crawled out
of the cab and went to his room, first
reporting the accident.
When Jim was 'lected congressman four
years ago I vow-ad
My cup o' Joy was brlmrnln" full, an' 1
wuz mlRhty proud.
"Mr Jim 'II make his mark," I said. "The
world will know hts name.
He'll rise above the common run an w'(
HI voice will rinrr throughout the land,
his words electrify."
An' then I sat t' wait fer him t' catch the
I bragged about my Jim a lot. my Jim In
"Hell show 'em how," I told my friends.
"this country shovUl be run.
Jes' wait until he m9es a speech an'
then you'll all admit
That when it comes to wisdom my boy
Jim is full of it-"
An' so we watted. Weeks an" weeks an'
months an' months went by.
An" Jim down there a-tryin' hard t' catch
the speaker's eye.
Jim's back In Washington again. In con
gress makln' laws.
Plumb sure that this term he will gt a
chance f plead hts cause.
Tie's got on come committees, an' some
big men know he's there.
The New York papers quoted him about
some trust affair.
An' ma an' I are praytn' now that we
won't have to die
Afore Jim's reckoned big enough t' get
tha speaker's eye.
--Detroit Free Press.
The Ladiee' hance.
tin the first place, we're going to make
It possible' for women good women to
see the fight. Every man tn the world
wUl be crasy to see it. Why not the
women 7 Tex Rlckard, Promoter of Jeffries-Johnson
Ifow, ladies, we hope you'll be quiet
And not keep on bothering us.
A truce to your howl and your riot.
Your "Give us a vote" and such fuss!
Tour "cause," you've been eager to flaunt
Tour claim for "fair play" may be right.
"Well, here is your chance if you want It
Go buy a good seat for the fight!
For, noU, there'll be ample provision s
For ladles to sit round the ring x
And watch for the fateful decision
That weeping or plaudits shall bring.
And; oven the alav'ry of marriage
Will not be a bar to delight.
There's a check room for each baby car
riage Tou happen to take to the fight.
Tea, ladles, at last real equality
Is granted to you as to man.
pon't look at the gift with frivolity.
But get your seat quick as you can.
What's commonplace voting, -dear ladles,,
Compared with the Jubilant sight
When heavyweights battle Ilka hades
In a regular championship fight T
Two short years ago who'd have dared to
Make such a bold offer to you?
The fool, he'd have never been spared to
His friends, the rash offer to rue.
But at last you have forced him to own
That brutal man's eq-ual you be.
JBy your suffragette tactics you've shown
That you're quite as bloodthirsty as ha
Paul WeeOla New York tVirl1.
the news all the time -The
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Graham L. Candor to Henry Flue
gel, lots 1, 2. 3, 4. 6, 6, 10,. 11. 12.
S. Falkovitcb's addition, Rock Isl
Herman Abrahamson to Robert M.
Bennett, part lot 4, Atkinson's sec
ond aadition, Moline, $5,500. '
Robert M. Bennett to Charles H.
Godehn. part lot 4. Atkinson's second
addition. Moline. $6,000.
John X. Hardy to John Hayes Rob
inson, lots 13. 14. block 2, Acme ad
dition. Moline, $1. -
Frederick G. Raisch to Frederick
H. Ficken, lots 4, 9, $1.
E. H. Stafford to Joseph L. Early,
lot 7, block 6, town of Silvis. $400.
Dahn & Muhleman to William
Kckerman, lot 12. block 6. It. Daven
port's fourth addition. Rock Island.
Sarah L-. Osborne to Harry Roth
kofsky, east quarter lot 4, block 18.
Old Town. Rock Island. $1,800.
TWO ORPHANS AS ROBBER
KnteriMl farcer of Crime to "Go,
Kvcn" with CJuardian ln Ie.
St. Louis. Mo., Dec. 22. Georsi
and Lawrence TfTomas, rrphan bom
of J. Q. Thomas, former freight and
passenger agent for the Atchison.
Topeka and Santa Fe railroad nt
Pueblo, Colo., yesterday confpfsoij
highway robbery and burglary to tho
police here. Their parents pro
killed in a railroad wreck in Aucui-t.
With the boys, who are 19 and f?
years old. Is Joseph Kubat. who ny
that his home is In New York. Ho,
declares he enlisted in the T"nit-(i
States marine corps here five days
George Thomas, the elder brothr,
told the police that they undertook
their exploits to "get even" with
their uncle and guardian. Nathan K.
Waters, head of a manufacturing
concern here and a resident of Web
ster Grove, a suburb of Ft, Louis, bf
cause of his refusal to give then un
limited spending money.
A NICE CHRISTMAS GIFT
A FINELY MADE
TO VOtTR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WOULD
THEM AS MUCH AS ANT THING POSSIBLE.
GET YOUR ORDER IN NOW
WB WILL GIVE YOU ALL THAT ANY STUDIO CAN, BOTH
IN QUALITY AND PRICE.
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE. ENTRANCE BY RAMSER'S
Make Your Christmas a Merry One
Old Santa Claus calls but once a year. Don't bar the door to
keep him out because thingshave not gone well with you finan
cially. The good wife and children may need a lot of little winter
things some warm clothing, shoes for the boys and girls and a few
toys for the little one. MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO GIVE THEM
A REAL OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY
It's In your power to do it. Because you are 6hort of money Is
no earthly reason your holiday should be gloomy. WE'RE READY
TO ACT AS YOUR BANKERS.
When businoM houses need money they don't hesi
tate to ask their banker. Why should you -the de
serving individual not accept the same privilege?
We'll loan you money on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons,
etc., and make terms to suit your own particular requirements.
Every transaction is straight-forward and confidential. Call and see
us talk over your needs make a happy Christmas for the drserv
Ing wife and little ones. Make up your mind today. If you're too
busy to call, we'll gladly send our representative to you. rhone or
write the most convenient time.
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
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OLD PHONE, WEST 12 a NEW BIOS.
OPEN WEDNESDA AND SATURDAY NIGHTS