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THE HOCK-.-ISLAND ARGUS TUESDAY, DECEMBEH 19, 1SII
SUGGESTS VAY TO
acre in 1911, propose to plant in
1912. have yon seed for sale, how
many bushel, do you need seed, how
many bushels? What is your plan
of crop rotation for the next four
VHim ki? i t tinrn
Bert Bail cf Chicago Grain Ex-j Tllcse: are tsXsa nome- by lhe
change Would Press Chil
dren Into Service.
TO CLASSIFY THE COUNTY
Tield and Condition at Each Farm
Cauld II Ascertained and
, With proper seed selection, prep
aration of the ground.
children and the parent are re-'
quested to fill them out. Only about
one farmer in ten gets anywhere near
the yield from his farm that be
should. This 'nfomiation is then
classified and information is at hand
regard ins; the entire county. Then
each child is commissioned to get a
specified number of ears of corn, for
example from each farmer. From
these ears are taken the best kernels,
wh'ch are planted and cultivated,
the idea being to asrertain which
man will have the best yield. Mr.
and subse-i Ball advised the appointing cf a man
quent cultivation, additional crops, to act as expert advisor in each
Wh n nDiiv nn.nt ro ho county. He recommended that the
obtained In Rock Islard county to
I commercial clubs, bankers, mer
chants, etc.. take up th:s matter for
the value of one-half million dollars i tnejr own personal gcod. as the fact
said Bert Ball, of the Chicago Grain
exchange, at the crop improvement
meeting last night at the Rok Is
land club's rooms at the New Har
per. Mr. Ball travels about the coun
try spreading the gospel of better
crops, laying special stress on the
selection of seed. He suggested a
plan for this county to obtain this
dormant land value, which was this:
First analyze the county. Give to
each child in the district schools a
blank slip to take home which speci
fies three kinds of grain barley,
corn and oats and ask the following
question, acres in 1911, bushels per
P. Simpson, J, Kaiser. H. E. CasteeLj
r- W C" Toln nclinr 1
SOIL SOT DEPLETEP. j
Dr. Taylor spoke along similar
lines and brought out the fact that
the soil was not depicted, but con
tains -within it the necessary ele
ments essential for greater yields. He
emphasized the need of proper seed
selection, and stated that there were
four steps necessary to get the best
results, i. e.. have the seed, bed right,
fertile soil, the right kind of seed
and proper cultivation. By rotation
of crops. Dr. Taylor stated that land
could be us?d over and over again
without depletion, provided proper
fertilizers were used.
WAXT STIDV COIRSE.
S. J. Ferguson spoke on the ad-
The monthly report of C'ty Physi
cian G.' G. Craig was handed in to
Commissioner Archie Hart today. It
contained, in substance, the following
facts: Cases of contagious diseases:
Scarlet fever, two; tuberculosis, four;
diphtheria, one; typhoid fever, two.
and measles, five; quarantine re
moved, three; houses fumigated,
eight; complaints of nuisances re
ceived, 73, divided as follows: Rub
bish, 10; garbage, 25; vaults, 30, and
miscellaneous, eight; four grocery
is recognized that the farm is the
artery from which eracnates the
prosperity of a country. Mr. Ball ad
vised that the ccoreration of the
newspapers be secured, and articles
along these lines be printed and
mats sent out to the smaller papers.
COMMITTEE IS SAMED.
As a result of his talk, a commit
tee composed of representative men
of the community was appointed to
meet and devise ways and means of
bringing about crop improvement in
this county and starting a nucleus,
from which the bigger plans would
come In time. This committee is as
follows: S. J. Ferguson, chairman:
C. B. Marshall, James G. Britten, H.
and although he thought it would
be difficult to procure efficient
teichers at present, be stated that
as soon a? there was a demand for
them, there would also be a supply.
He brought out the fact, however,
that abstract teaching would be
worse than useless without an ex
per!mental plot of ground at each
At the conclusion of these talks, an
informal discussion was held. About
35 men were present.1
visabilitv of Introducing the agrlcul- stores were Inspected, five restau-
tural course In the country schools rants and six meat markets; 70 loads
of rubbish and 60 loads of garbage
were bauled and disposed of during
the month. The miscellaneous report
shows there were 43 births, of which
23 were male and 27 deaths.
Appended to the report is a lengthy
discussion of the health conditions in
Rock Island. In part this reads as
"During the past month diphtheria
has been prevalent about its and In
Davenport a serious epidemic raged.
Here we had but one case and no
deaths. Much of the credit for this
highly favorable condition is due to
our competent school authorities. Our
best physicians arc cooperating with
the health department, and suspected
cases are reported to us and kept un
der observntion. Cultures are made
frcm suspicious throats, in addition
to the usual methods of examination,
and it has seemed advisable to adopt
a new rule, that no case of diphtheria
can be released from quarantine until
the culture test has proved the case
to be free from diphtheria germs. A
patient may get apparently well and
still carry diphtheria germs, as shown
in the Davenport epidemic.
"Typhoid fever is not prevalent, and
we know of but two cases. One of
these cases was mot reported by the
attending physician, and we found out
only when the death report came In
An investigation showed the cause to
be a well."
Come in and
select your Xmas
We carry the best and largest as
sortment of pipes and cigars in the
city. Also clgaret cases and cigar
pouches. See our line of beautiful
calabash pipes, best to smoke and
the newest thing.
BIJOU CIGAR STORK
K.MS & REIXHARRT, 1'rop.
Buy a home cf Reldy Bros.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefx.
Ties in boxes 50 cents to $2 at Ulle-
Brown's Business college opens new
term Jan. 2.
Beys' jersey sweaters 31 to $1.50 at
Men's and boys' fur caps $2 to $15
Collar or handkerchief bags 30 cents
to $1.50 at Ullemeyer's.
Tie and handkerchief or tie and box
Eeta $1 at Ullemeyer's.
Men's and boys' coat sweaters 50
to $C at Uliemeyer's.
Men's and boys' knit gloves 25 and
50 cents at Ullemeyer's.
For a solution of the Christmas
gift problem see State bank ad.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
frrnace work; 131C Third avenue.
Men's and boys fur gloves and mit
tens $1 and $1.50 at Ullemeyer's.
Fifty dozen initial handkerchiefs,
10 cents, three for 25 cents, at Ulle
meyer's. "Wunderhose," four pairs guaran
teed four months, $1 a box at Ulle
meyer's. Six per cent farm mortgages. Lit
ten & Roberts, Peoples Ni'onal
Write, phone or call for full partic
ulars about the Jan. 2 opening at
Brown's Business college.
See the " artistic - Xmas cards at
Steiner's pharmacy. Twenty-third
street and Fifth avenue.
Big reductions this, week on all
kinds of hand painted china at
Jencke's. 1C20 Second avenue.
Don't fail to attend the dance Christ
mas night, Dec. 25, at the Reynolds op
era house, given by the Tri-City Or
Brown's Business college will move
to their new building on Second ave
nue opposite the court house early iu
January. New term opens Jan. 2.
ARE IN SESSION HERE
The board of engineers of this dis
trict are in session at the office of
Major Keller today. Among those
present are Captains S. Edwards of
Dubuque, John T. Thompson of La
Crosse and Montgomery Meigs of
Broadway Presbyterian. The junior
association will meet Wednesday
afternoon at 4:15.
The church prayer service will bo
held Wednesday evening at 7:30.
The primary department of the Sun
day school will meet Thursday after
noon at 4- o'clock,. ) to rehearse for
Christmas. - -.
The annual Christ' .2? exercises of
the Sunday school wlii be held Friday
evening at 7 o'clock sharp. The chil
dren are requested t meet at C:30.
South Park Chapel. The junior as
sociation will meet Tuesday afternoon
Prayer service Tuesday evening sn
Hunter Sm 3UC
TO SEE SjT Tin
Taft in New York.
Washington, Dec. 19. President
Taft and party left at 12:30 this af
ternoon for New York. The presi
dent tonight and tomorrow wilj de
liver several speeches in New York
Seeks to Annul MarrUge. .
In the branch court this afternoon
Judge F. D. Ramsay is hearing the
divorce case of Morgan O. McDannel
vs. Helen McDannel. The case Is a
suit to annul the marriage on the
grounds that the plaintiff was not of
age when the ceremony was per
formed in April, 1910. Both are of
Mollne. W..-E. Whiteside appears for
baked is to get hungry. Made of the finest quality of
material. Clean, nutritious. Mixed under most sanitary
conditions and baked scientificaly.
Put up in moisture proof cans, keeping them fresh and
crisp until eaten. All grocers.
Just the thing for a Christmas
present. Something the good
housewife will appreciate the
yenr around. Two kinds, $4
We have just received a shipment of full nickeled irons
in special Xmas gift boxes.
Electric Construction & Machinery Co.
1622 Second Avenue.
YOUR CHRISTMAS FURS
should be bought direct from the manufacturer, then you will get real
furs. Note the word": :real." Half the furs sold are inferior imi
tations doctored up for bargain sales. -
Richter 's Furs Are Heal
and verv reasonably priced beeaus?
we are importers and manufacturers.
Every piece in our store is designed
and made up in our own workrooms
and as we buy direct from the trap
pers and in the great London and
European fur markets, we save you
absolutely all middlemen's, jobbers'
and manufacturers' profits.
Wear Richter's Turs
and you will seldom see anything
just exactly to match our furs lend
a certain distinction to the wearer .
not possible with factory made
OUR STOCK IS THE LARGEST
and most carefully chosen in the middle West,
"and we are showing some of the very finest furs
ever exhibited in this country and a splendid as
sortment of modestly priced furs.
Give Her Richter 9s Furs
Genuine American Mink Sets
large pillow Mjjff, JfjEj QQ
Large Shawl and
from and np ....
Jap Mink Sets
Elegant luster and very durable, large
Shawl and Muff, per set, from and up
Black Fox Sets
Two skin Shawl, large Pillow Muff,
per set. from and up
Isabella Fox Sets
Fashion's favorite Fur Large Shawl and large
pillow Muff, per set,
from and up .......
Isabella Opossum Sets
Very durable, Just the set for fif O AA
warmth, $8.50 and 4laUv
French Coney Sets
Large Shawl and large Pillow &9 AT
Muff, set, $6.00 and , $drv
Russian Pony Coats .
52 inch long, beautiful marked
Skins, from and up $t)V
Marmot Coats, 52 Inches long, looks
and wears like mink
Hudson Seal Coats, 52 inches
long, best lining, from and up . .
Best XXXX grade large Shawl, P Q PA
large pillow muff 9-idUv
Fancy Shawl and Muff $150
rri O O IOWA'S LARGEST FURRIER
2r"WiiO 6 OSr
219-221 West Second Street Davenport
ment looking to the organization of
Nebraska for Taf,t, whereby he may be
assured the state's delegation to the
national convention will be launched
here at meetings this afternoon and
Accused Chauffeur Sues.
Chicago, Dec. 19. William G
Guttenberger, the chauffeur whom
Kdmond Kaufman identified as on
of the men who drove up in an auto
two weeks ago and shot and killed
Mrs. Kaufman. 'fifed suit tor $100,000
damages against Kaufman and his
brother, Henry Kaufman, today.
Guttenberger was locked up two,
weeks until the murderers confess
ed, clearing him.
RULING ON COMMISSION
LAW IS DUE THURSDAY
(Special to Tho Argus.)
Springfield, 111., Dec. IS. Pros
pects of an immediate extra session
of tho legislature are hovering about
the decisions of the state supreme
court to be hand?d down Thursday
morning. Around the litigation be
gun against the state treasurer to
prevent the pa3ment of the appro
priation, to equip the College of Phy
sicians and Surgeons is an adjunct
of the University of IU'nois is woven
the constitutional fate of legislation
passed under the present procadun
Tho suit involving the medica
school is based on the failure cf tho This is headquarters for good groceries, the kind needed to make the
legislature to fully comply with the Christmas dinner a complete success. You will find at this store the
High Grade Groceries
law, which in plain mandate makes
it necessary for all bills to be read
three times In each house.
The law further directs that ai;
conference reports shall be. printed
before action by the legislature. This
has not been the custom, it is charg
ed, bills being presented at the elev
enth hour and submitted to a vote
on one reading.
The primary law, city commission
law, omnibus bill, appropriation
measures and railroad and labor leg
islation were all cbnference matters
and the independent practitioners.
whoseek to enjoin the paying of
the medical school appropriation, de-!
dare these subjects were not put I
into printed form prior 'to. submis
sion to the legislators for a vote.
choicest in the line of groceries and 'table supplies for the holiday sea
son. We have a new stock for the Christmas trade.
We have a largo supply of Xmas candies, nuts and fruits.
Cell W. 321. 326 20th St
I We Do Not Bleach
our shirts to death. Look at any of the shirts of our old
and steady customers and you will note that the colors
are just as bright as when first laundered.
L. E. BAKER
Phon West 137. 633 Seventeenth St. !
Are You Going to Heat Your House With
STEAM or HOT WATER?
If you are thinking of doing so it will pay you to get
our estimate before letting your contract. We are mak
Special Low Prices
for the next 30 days that will save you money and at the
same time gives us an opportunity to do the work before
the fall rush is on.
W also repair and pnt in order all kinds of furnaces, steam and
not water boilers and right now Is the proper time for you to nave
Allen, Mvers & Company
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSt.
i , ; , .
. Wabash Continues Business.
St. Louis, Mo.,' Dec. 19. Vice Presi
dent and General Manager Miller of
the Wabash road today said in regard
to the road going- into tho hands of
a receiver, that the receivership would
in no way effect operation. The road
has 16,000 employes.
Enlightening tht Minister.
"We ore going to have pie for din
ner." said Bobby to the minister.
"Indeedr laughed the clergyman
amused at the little boy's artlessuess
-And what kind of pie. Bobby V
"It's a new kind. Ma was talking
this morning about pa bringing you to
dinner so often, and pa said he didn't
care what she thought, and ma said;
she'd make him est humble pie before 1
the day was over, snd I suppose we're
going to have It for dinner."
Inflammatory Rheumatism Quickly
- Relieved. j
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind!
says: "My wife had Inflammatory!
rheumatism in every muscle and joint; j
her suffering was terrible and her body i
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been In bed for six j
weeks and had eight physicians, but;
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism. It i
gave immediate relief and she was able
to walk in three days. I am sure it
saved her life." Soli by Otto Grotjan.
1501 Second avenue. Rock Island, and
Gust " Schlegel Son. 220 Secotfd
street, Davenport. , ,
Nothing makes a more acceptable present thaa a bou -i:
quet of flowers. ' '
We will have the largest and mc3t beautiful dispjay
of cut flowers and bloom'ng plant3 ever shown in tho
Call and sec cur display of
AMERICAN' KKAUTIKS CAKXATIOXS
TEA ROSiES NARCISSI'
In blooming plants vc have
Reg ula Gloire ro
And a fine assortment of palms rnd ferns.
We have beautiful baskets and birchwood bce3,i wUI'h.
with cut flowers or a blooming plant in&!:es a Liact f ul
present. , 1 '
7Y THE FIORiVST
20th St. and 4th Arc.
Rock Iiland '
Taft After Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 13. A