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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1914.
DAY IN DAVENPORT Farm Loans W.OOO.COO. Farm loans amounting to $S.OO0,OftO were made by Davenport banks and loan companies, the occasion for the tremendous busi ness being the beginning of the farm ers' fiscal year, March 1. March 1 is always the busiest day of the entire year for local banks. Although many millions change bands in financing the hundreds of farm loans, the Davenport banks are already in a position to take care of the heavy demand, and "will not need to borrow money from the large financial centers. Demands for loans n farms are heaviest on the savings hanks, five cf the local banks having at least $16,000,000 of farm loans on their books. In addition to ' the banks, probably over $3,000,000 is loaned yearly by the big local invest ment companies, such as Lane & Wes terman, Heinz & Finscher, Wilson, Grilk & Wilson, and the Register Life, Guaranty Life, and Security Fire In surance companies. The reason that the total amount cf farm loans does not run higher than $S,O0O,000 when over $20,000,000 would be shown on the books of the different concerns Is that the bulk of farm leans are long term loans, running generally five years. Porters Home From California. J. F. Porter, president of the Tri-City Railway & Light company, accompan ied by Mrs. Porter and his two sons, Joseph and Ralph Porter, are again at home after two months spent in southern California. Mr. Porter ship ped hiB automobile ahead of him and upon his arrival in California made his headquarters in Los Angeles. From there they toured the entire southern part of the etate. "California is a nice place to visit, a fine place to spend a vacation, he climate is ideal, the country beautiful. People familiar with conditions may do well financial ly, but for the greenhorn it is a safe proposition to leave alone," declared Mr. Porter. Mr. Porter 6tates he was greatly impressed with the fine sys tem of roads in southern California. For SO miles out of Los Angeles these consist of asphalt paving. The stone roads running through the mountains are also kept in excellent condition. Interest in Club Election. While no official announcement of the two tick ets wbith the Davenport Woman's club will bring in for the election of Monday, March 4, at the Outing club, will be made by the nominating com mittee, the great interest that is cen tered m the coming election has awakened a desire among the club women to know the names of the pro posed candidates. Two tickets will be presented by the nominating commit tee, which is composed of Mrs. W. S. Hoibrook, chairman, Mrs. C. A. Ficke, Mrs. Harry Block. Mrs. Cora Comp ton, Mrs. S. J. Temple. Mrs. Paul Johnston, and Miss Helen" Seiffert. The candidates for president are Mrs. A. C. Mueller and Mrs. W. J. Suckow; Mrs. J. M. Sherier and Mrs. A. M. Brown for first vice presidents; Mrs. I Fred P. Bemis and ilrs. L. Simon for second vice president. Some of the other nominees are Miss Roma Vogt for recording secretary, Mrs. A. K. Reading for corresponding secretary, Miss Stella Morehouse for treasurer, Mrs. Sr. J. Sweet for registrar, Mrs Karl Vollmer and Mrs. William The ophilus for directors. History of Columbia Lodge The history of Columbia lodge, No. 333, K. of P., since its foundation in 1892, the year of the World's Columbian exposi tion, is called to mind by the fact that the lodge has moved into its new quar ters in the Pythian temple at Second and Brady etreet. The lodge first met in the United Workmen hall in the Best building, thence moving to the southeast corner of Third and Perry streets, then to Third and Brady I streets then to the third floor of the Bechtel building at Second and Brady streets and now into the new home L. L. Sears was the first chancellor commander and William M. Radcliffa the second to hold the office. The pres ent officers are Fred Glueck, chancel lor commander; Charles Block, Jr., vice commander; R. S. Gibbons, pre late: master at arms. A. B. Smith.; in ner guard, A. Borriter; outer guard Charles Wiese; keeper of the records and seal. Louis Block; master of finance, Chester Schaefer; master of exchequer, Louis Goettsch. Fleet of Barges for Davenport W A. Bertman, general superintendent of the Chicago, St. Louis & Gulf Trns portation company, which has just bought - i fleet of six steel barges which will be operated between Chicago, La Salle and Davenport, just as soon as navigation opens in the spring, spent Saturday in Davenport as the guest of the Greater Davenport committee. It was Mr. Bertman's first visit to Dav enport and he left the city full of en thusiasm for what he calls the "splen did constructive and progressive terminal development work" that is be ing done here under the direction of the Davenport Levee commission. Mr. Bertman expects that the company's six barges will be running or regular schedule by the middle of April. These barges will operate between Chicago and LaSalle, where freight consigned for Davenport and other points in this vicinity will be transferred to larger boats which can be operated through the modern Hennepin canal. Shell Collection Is Given Praise The Davenport Academy of Sciences' collection of fresh water shells was praised by Dr. Paul Bartsch of the Smithsonian institute, Washington. Dr. Bartsch, who stands high as a concliologist, ha3 recently returned from the Philippines, where he has been making a scientific study of the shells. -Br. Bartsch says he follows closely the work being done by the Colorado Valley Called "Radium Storehouse of World" Let Fels-Naptha Soap do the hard part of your work. It can and will, if you give it a chance. You like to have some time for pleasure, don't you? Like to have an afternoon once in a while, to visit your neighbors or go shopping? Every woman does, but busy housewives can't seem to get much time to do those things. J If you are a Fels-Naptha Soap woman, you can; but if you have never done your work with Fels-Naptha Soap, then you don't know how easy and quick it is. It is cheap, too. It works best, in cool or lukewarm water. It does all sorts of cleaning and washing, and doesn't hurt laces nor fade colors if water alone will not. Anty Drudge Helps a Neighbor lira. Jones "Uo, Anty Drudge, I haven't even tried that new stitch. You can't do knitting with rough, swollen hands, and my hands get so sore and stiff on wash days, that I cant ever seem to get them well. It's having them in hot water all the time, and then going out in the cold to har.g up clothes. I declare, I'm discouraged." Anty Drudne "So would I bo discouraged, my dear, if I did my wash the way you do yours. How do you suppose I have time to knit and sew, and keep my hands fit to do it? I do just as much work as you do, but I have learned to use Fels-Naptha Soap. I won't do hard work, if I can make it easy, and with Fels-Naptha Soap you can." Follow the directions on the Red and Green Wrapper. Better bay Fels-Naptha by the carton or box. : Fela Co PUUHlelphU sr-ac:rs S. - ' M. .V':' J!Ai" .K WWW. '.V1' iv;W . hf.-. W imasszjt si 9 a, - - Paradox Valley and La Sal Mountains; insert shows bags of carnctite ore ready for shipment. Denver, Colo., March 2. Experts of die bureau of mines declare that the niewly discovered radium fields in Colo redo are the richest known. Paradox Valley, where the great finds have been made, is called "the radium store house of the world." There are the fields which Uncle Sam is seriously thinking of withdrawing from public entry. Although the Paradox Valley fields are called very rich, the highest esti mate of the total quality of radium in. them places it at only 900 grains. The highest estimate the experts of the bureau of mines have placed upon it is only about S10 grains, and this includes material of too low a grade to be marketable, r Most of the American radium is extracted from an ore called carno Ute, which contains uranium oxide. As a result of the great demand European buyers are now eager to get ore that contains as low as one per cent uranium oxide. The first radium was produced from pitch blende, the principal mines of which are at Joachimsthal, Austria. There are pitchblende mines also in Gilpin county, Colo., and these were recent ly bought by Alfred I. du Pont of Delaware. But the carnotite is by far the most important, and this ore is found in insignificant quantities outside the United States. The Denver office of the United States bureau of mines has received so many inquiries about these ores that it has drawn up a bulletin which is sent in reply to all inquiries. This bulletin is as follows: "Radium is found with uranium minerals only. Wherever uranium exists, radium is also found in the mineral; and where there is no uran ium, radium has never been found. Uranium and therefore radium are found in this country in carnotite and its associated minerals, and in pitchblende. "Carnotite is a lemon-yellow min eral, usually found in pockets of sandstone deposits. The mineral may be in the form of light yellow specks disseminated through the sandstone, or as yellow incrustations in the cracks of the sandstone; or may be more or less massive, assocl- OLD FASHIONED FAMILY REMEDY : FOR GOLDS AND BODY BUILDING Father John's Medicine Treats Colds and Builds Up the Body Without Use of Alcohol or Dangerous Drugs. A Doc tor's Prescription, 50 Years in Use. c Absolute Truth of This Story Attested by Guarantee to Givo $25,009.00 to any Charitable Insti tution if Shown Otherwise. r 4 F 3 i -vfcj Iff ' W if. .'. T T If Father "'John's 1 Medicine is a doctor's prescription. Prescribed for " the late Rev. Father O Bricn, of Lowell. Mass., by his physician raincr jonn recommenaea tnis prei' , became known as Father John's I his story is true ar- f Tl M tLf $2500.00 to any char-" W 1 fJu otnerwise. -O0 jtlW ".4r iv. Father JXtir fc V colds. . ..o' r fL ated with blue, black or brown vana dium ores. "Pitchblende is a hard, blue-Wack ore that looks something like mag netite, but is heavier. It is found in pockets and veins in igneous rocks. This mineral is not nearly as widely distributed as carnotite. Occasional ly it is found associated with an orange mineral called gummite. "The best way to test these ores is to wrap, in the dark, a photographic plate in two thicknesses of black pa per. On the paper lay a key and then. Just above the key, suspended two or three ounces of the ore, and place the whole in a light-tight box. Pressure of the ore on the key ana plate should be avoided. After three or four days develop the plate in the ordinary way; and If the ore is ap preciably radloative, an image of the key will be found on the plate. "The United States Bureau of mines. No. 502 Foster Building, Den ver. Colo., will be glad to receive any samples of ores giving promise of containing radium and associated rare minerals, as indicated by the test above described. Though it can not undertake to make chemical analyses or assays of such minerals for private parties, it will indicate the advisability of further examina tion." So far as known at present only oaa American concern has actually put American produced radium on the market. Several have mined the ores and shipped them to Europe for reduction, ' but very recently the Standard Chemical Company has en tered the market with radium pro duced In its works at Canonsburg, Pa. It costs a Colorado miner about seventy dollars a ton to get his ore from the Paradox Valley to the prin cipal market, which is at Hamburg, Germany. A two per cent ore will sell there for about ninety-five dol lars a ton. This represents only about one-sixth of the value of the radium contained in the ore, so the miner scarcely gets his due share of the profits. United States experimental station at Fairport and the investigations being carried on there In the artificial pro pagation of Mississippi river mussels or clams. In this connection he ex pressed interest in a suggestion that a fresh water aquarium be made a feature of the museum building on the river front whenever the Acad emy of Sciences is in a position to erect such a building. While at the museum he examined the shells and shell beads found in the Mississippi valley mounds opened by the academy. Some of these come from the gulf coast, which shows how far the early inhabitants of this region traveled or to what extent they had developed commercially as traders. This Is Dr. Bartsch's second visit in recent years to Davenport 1 visit the museum. He is an Iowa mau, and received his train ing at the University of Iowa under Prof. C. C. Nutting. Lost $25 in Roof Fire A loss of over $25 was sustained in a roof fire at the residence of H. Engel, 217 Taylor street, Saturday morning. The blase originated from sparks from a chimney. It was extinguished with chemicals. Gift From Diocese To Bishop Arrives The Edison disc phonograph, the gift of the Episcopalians of Iowa to Bishop T. N. Morrison, on the occa sion of the 15th anniversary of his elevation to the episcopate of the state, arrived at the Smallfield music house. The cabinet is beautifully and suitably engraved with the sentiments of the donors. A large number of rec ords by world famous artists accom panies the phonograph. Licensed to Wed John M. Pinkel, Kewanee, 111., and Elra Welch, Betten dorf; Fred M. Reincke of Burlington and Ora B. Wilson of Burlington. Attempted To Aid In Jail Delivery Charged with attempting to aid pris oners in the county jail to escape ClifTprd Munn, a lad who recently completed a 30-day sentence for lar ceny, was arrested late Friday after noon. Munn is said to have smug- QUIT MEAT WHEN KIDNEYS BOTHER Take a Glass of Salts if Your Back Hurts or Bladder Troubles You. Hundred of Women nowadays are entering the profes sions or business world and go to work day after day in bad health, af flicted with tome female ailment, dragg;ng one foot wearily after the other, working with an eye on rhe clock, and wishing for closing time to cojje. Women in this condition should tak6 Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, ma do from rcota and herbs. It has brought health ana happiness to more women In America than any other remedy. Give It a trial. (Adv.) No man or woman who eats meat regularly can make a mistake by flush ing the kidneys occasionally, says a well-known authority. Meat forms uric acid, which clogs the kidney pores so they sluggishly filter or strain only part of the waste and poisons from the blood, then you are sick. Nearly all rheumatism, headaches, liver trouble, nervousness, constipation, dizziness, sleeplessness, bladder disorders come from sluggish kidneys. The moment you feel a dull ache in the kidneys or yonr back hurts, or if the urine is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment,- irregular of passage or at tended by a sensation of scalding, get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any reliable pharmacy and take a tablespoonful m a glass of water be fore breakfast for a few days and your kidneys will then act fine. This famous salts is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with lithia, and hag been used for generations to flush clogged kidneys and stimulate them to activity, also to neutralize the acids In urine so it no longer causes irritation, thu end ing bladder disorders. Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot Injure; makes a delightful ffervescen j Uthla-water drink which all regular meat eaters should take now and then to keep the kidnevs clean and th blood pure, thereby avoiding serious 'itdney complications. (Adv.) gled a saw into the jail. No charges have as yet been preferred against him. o Verdict for $3,500 After deliberat ing for 12 hours, the jury returned a verdict for $3,500 for John Rook, ad ministrator, against the D., R. I. & N. W. Railway company. Last May Wes ley Rook was injured while in the em ploy of the railway company and died three days later. Obituary Record Karl Riedelsberg er, noted musician known to many peo ple here through his marriage to a Davenport girl, Miss Elsa Scharfen berg, and through his appearance here with the Theodore Thomas orchestra, passed away at San Diego. Cal., at the age of 43 years. Born in Koenigsburg, East Prussia, Germany, Feb. 28, 1871, Mr. Diedelsberger gave evidence of exceptional musical ability at an early- age. When a child he was a pupil of Max Brode, conductor of the Koenigs burg Symphony orchestra, and when but 14 years old commenced to play first violin in the same orchestra. The following year he played viola with the Brode String quartette, and when 16 years old graduated from the "gym nasium" and became the pupil of Kniil Sauret in Berlin. Mr. Riedelsberger later graduated from the Stern conser vatory at Berlin and became first violin in the Berlin theatre and Philharmonic orchestra. He then came to America and became first violin in the Theodore Thomas orchestra, also playing viola with the same organization. He won the gold and silver medal for violin teaching at the Iowa music teachers' convention and took many other hon ors along various musical lines. The funeral was held at San Diego, in charge of the Masonic fraternity, of which the deceased was a prominent member. Mr.- and Mrs. Nick Michelsen. 1211 West Seventh street, are mourning the death of their infant son. who passed away Friday evening at the home. The funeral took place Satur day from the home with interment In Fairmount cemetery. JOHN SEBASTIAN TAKEN BY DEATH Former Third Vice President of Bock Island Had Been Long With Road. I REALTY CHANGES i , 5v Daphlne L. Heald to C. C. Heald, lot 6, block 1, Moores addition and lot 17, block 4, Columbia Park, Moline, also lot 15 and 16, block 164, Sast Moline, 51.00. Moline, East Moline and Watertown Railway company to Charles C. Heald, lot 8. Campbell Park. Campbell Island, Moline, 1275. M. Horstkamp to John E. Seabloom, lots 6, 7, 8, and 9, North Horstkamp sub division, Ridgevlew, Moline, $925. H. II. Cleveland to Charles Reynolds, north northwest i section 34-17-2V, $6,500. Ruten A. Ross to Christopher M. Gannon, lots 1 and 2, block 4, Buford & Guyers addition. Rock Island, $1.00. Julius H. Kohlman to Carl A. Carl son, part lot 10 and 11, block 4, Whee lock's Fifteenth street addition, Mo line, $3,700. Swan V. Hokinson to M. F. Bockaert, blocks A, B, C. D, E. G. H and part block F. East Moline, Heights to East Moline, $1.00. Constant Coussens to Edward Rog ist, lot C6, Emma D. Velies addition, Moline, $3,000. Chas. E. Radden to City of East Moline, a tract of land in city of East Moline, $1.00. Emma and Fred Johnson to Almira E. Gross, tract in northeast corner of southeast section 16-17-1W, $3,000. To Cur a Cold In One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. Druggists refund money if t fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature U on i each box. 25c. (Adv.) ! Chicago, March 2. John Sebastian, former third vice president of the Chi cago, Rock Island & Pacific railway, died at his residence at 1005 Forest avenue, Evanston, yesterday afternoon. A complication of heart and liver trou ble was the cause. He had been ill about four months. Mr. Sebastian was born on Jan. 28, 1849, at Newport, Ky. . He became a clerk for the Santa Fe road in 1869. - In 18S0 -fce became gen eral southwestern passenger agent for the Rock Island, and rose 1n that ser vice to general passenger and traffic manager of the system, then to vice president. He retired only two months ago be cause of his failing health, the execu tive committee of the road voting him a material financial recognition. In addition to his regular duties he in vented several fcrms of tickets still standard. The executive committee of the road's directors passed resolutions of regret yesterday. Mr. Sebastian was a vestryman of St. Luke's Episcopal el.-.irch of Hvpiis ton. He is suivived by the widow and one son, Don B. Sebastian, connected with the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa cific railroad. Funeral services will be held tomor row afternoon at St. Luke's. The Rev. George Craig Stewart, rector, will officiate. A special train for Chicago friends will leave the Chicago & Northwestern station at 1:15 o'clock and will return after the services. Kerosene Blast Kills Woman. Aurora, 111.. March 2. Mrs. Mary Manusch of 380 Rural street was burn ed in a fire which partly destroyed Sir home yesterday. The flesh of her en tire body was burned to a ertoa. ind she died at St. Charles hospital. Qtr firemen carried the woman out of tit burning house. She had poured kere sene into a cook stove. - Four Footed Poultry. A certain old man in the tVyaelup settlement named Bickley waa exceed ingly fond of "big words." He wis ridlnjy his horse over, the country one bright spring day, apparently intent on some important business. . Whenever he met anybody be giiTe ly asked: "Have you seen anything f any stray poultry today? Tre fort mine and- am hunting it" Whet titer told him "No" he would proceed ea U way. ' After spending several hoars In whit seemed to be a vain search he at last rode up to the door of a farmhouse and called, "Hellor A lady came te tlw door, and, doffing bis hat very politely. the old man inquired if she bad "no ticed any stray poultry arooBdr --'W After a moment's thought the wita an told him she bad seen no chickens. "Oh." he replied, "it's my hogi that Tve lost, not my chickens." lonth'a Companion. . - i ' Armenian Peaaant Life. ' Among the Armenian peasants the old patriarchal system prevails. Tht entire family of a score or two of people of several generation lrrs beneath a single roof. Together both men and women till the fields fava primitive manner, and when the grain is ripe, they take a sheaf to the road side that the passing stranger U give a present and thus bless the erne. Their bouses are of stone roughly I4i or of mud. or frequently they are tHI underground, and from a distance their domelike roofs resemble the moond of a prairie dog eettlement-CurtitiM Herald. Cured. ' . "She married him to reform Mm. and she bas succeeded." 'f ' "What was his farorite form of dis sipation?". "He was a spendthrift." ' Why. he lins nothing to speiid."--"Nope. She spent all he had. -Tlouston Post. Stomach Weak? Blood Bad? Liver Lazy? Nervous ? 7HY go along day day suffering when aid is at hand so convenient and at so little cost. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery aids digestion and purifies the blood. As a consequence both the stomach and liver return to their normal and healthy condition. ; Nervousness and biliousness soon disappear. The entire ryateni takes on new life. -. ... For over forty years this famous old medicine has "made good' and never more so than today, enjoying a greater sale all over the world than any other doctor's prescription. For sale at all druggist n HqUld or tablet form, or you can aend fifty lc stamps) for trial box. Addres v. flLKUi, BUFFALO, IN. T. Reflection. "Not everything in this world Is ap propriate." "What makes you think of that?" "The fact la that navy widows do not wear ea weeds. Baltimore American. --1 We Have Moved Our Office But are still making the same reasonable loans on Furniture, $5 to $100. NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS FIDELITY LOAN CO. Over the London. Phone K. I. 51 Room 2, 1715 Second Avenue, Rock Island.