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N. P. F. NELSON'S
PHONE WEST 1137.
2025 Fourth Avenue.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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ILL FATED BOATS
Wrecking of Two Former Well
Known Upper Mississippi
STOEY TOLD BY OLD PILOT
Gray Eagle Sinks at Rock Island
Bridge and War Eagle at
The older residents of llock Island
remember the handsome steamers
Gray Eagle and War Eagle which
were once familiar figures in these
waters. An old river man relates in
teresting1 stories of the wrecks of
these former well-known steamers.
Speaking" to a reporter in a nearby
river town, he said:
"Never heard about the wreck of
the tiray Eagle, did you? Old Hill
White was captain of her, same Hill
as lived at Pilot Knob and saw the
Mississippi every day of ,his . life.
There's a rapids just above the bridge
at Kock Island, where the government
has an arsenal now, and all the boats
laid up rather than try the rapids run
at night. The Eagle was loaded clean
up to the hurricane deck and Hill was
heading- across the upper rapids.
When she. got down towards the
bridge, there where the water is al
ways boilin' and churnin, and' St. Pe
ter couldn't tell which way the cur
rents run, the skipper showed signs
of nervousness. The old girl bobbed
"round like a cork and it seemed like
her rudder was hitting the sky. Capt.
Hill was in the pilot house and I was
at the wheel. Hill got so nervous he
finally insisted on taking her through
the draw himself. He got the wheel
and headed her for the outside draw
on a run. She was headed right,
that's certain, but with the bridge
two lengths away the current caught
her ami just lifted her out of the wa
ter like. There wasn't any use trying
to control her. She just took n head
er, and how he did hit that pier, head
on! ("rash! You could have heard it
at Port Ilyron. She was split from
stem to stern. Sauk in 10 minutes.
No lives lost, but a good cargo of
freight went to the cattish.
All Were Fated.
"I think now when I look back that
all the Eagles were fated to go to
wreck against a bridge. There was
the old War Eagle. It was along in
the early "SO's that she hit the Keo
kuk bridge, and it was no slouch of a
wreck. It was the season the Gem
City cut the. river wide open ami the
last season of Commodore Davidson's
steamboatin'. Hut he hasn't anything
to do with this story. It was the War
Eagle's last trip , and everybody was
feel'ng good. The water was spread
our everywhere and the old girl had
the load of her life. 750 tons of pota
toes billed for St. Louis, a passenger
list of 20O, and standing back at the
rear guard were a lot of the finest
stallions I ever s-aw. She came through
the water even with the. locks. There's
always dead water between the lower
lock and the bridge, and the eddy un
der the shore pier was awful. i When
we got to the lower lock we started
to drop through head first. We were
doing1 well boxing her along and had
got abreast of the long pier when her
head caught, the eddy on the shore
pier. Hy the time we got her head
out of the eddy her stern was sticking
over in the pier.
"The rapids began pushing her
down and we started twisting her,
that is, coming ahead on the star
board wheel and hacking' her on the
larboard. The pilot g"ave her the
gong and she was lashed hard dnwn,
and the pilot lit his pipe and waited.
There she was, going out of the rap
ids, fairly bursting her boilers fight
ing to straighten herself up. lint you
might as well have tried to stop a
cyclone as to breast that water. She
made a circle in the .current, slow at
first, and then whirling, and. the rap
ids had won. The old girl went clear
nut two spans away from the draw
and then she struck. And how she did
C? Good Watches
J J? have been set
ecside for v SpeciaJ"
woctch stzvle commencing
Saturday and Ending IMcn
Among this lot are the following: Five $10 watches,
for $5.95; five $20 watches, for $14.50. See them in our win
dows. Last Saturday we sold 179 gold rings for 08 e'ent's"" f,f,c"
(worth four times as much); 73 more left at same price.
Come quick if ou want them., $5X will be forfeited to
any charitable institution if our prices are not lower
than those of any, other house in the United States.
Bradford 0'BrieiY t Co.
T5he folspm Stock. 1703 Second" Ave.
'Rock Ishxnd. 111.
hit! Banned right 8aint the pier.
A span-of the. bridge 246 feet long
opened" like a jfate'in. a front yard to
jet 1 te monster through. She hung
onto that pier for 10 minutes, and it
was lucky she did, for every soul on
the. boat except eiie passenger, who
jumped, into the. river, climbed onto
the bridge. I said every soul got off.
but that was wrong. Enongh of the
crew remained 'to get her ashore. One
of the wheels, split in two, dropped
into . the .river. The span of the
bridge, in its fall, cut the after guards
away 'and took with it all the 'stal
lions. The pilot asked the engineer
through the speaking tube how
things were down there, and the reply
came back that they were all right,
but he didn't have a wheel. The
stoker started away from his post be
cause he saw she was going fast, but
the engineer drew a bead on him with
an old army pistol and the stoker
went back. Hy this time she had
swung off the pier and the loss of her
larboard wheel caused her to list over
and the water came in floods through
her upper. seamS. They stuck to her,
and just as she heared the Iowa side
she went down 17 feet .of water on
one side and feven on the other so
vim see she was listed somewhat.
They raised her without much trouble
later on and saved most of the pota
toes. Commodore Davidson, summing
up the cost one day, said it was 'the
ihowt fortunate piece of misfortune
he ever had.
Following is today's river bulletin
Dang'r Hgt. Change
Line. 8a.m. 24hrs
Reed's Landing .
Prairie du Chien.
Des Moines Kpds.
Hi . 6
Kiver forecast for 48 hours ending
S a. m.. Monday. Oct. 26, 1903 : The
Mississippi will fall slowly between
Dubuque and Davenport.
The Georgie S. and Isaac Staples
brought down logs, and the Winona
and IJuth were north and south.
The stage of water was 10.95 all
lay. The temperature at noon was
MRS. MILLS IS HONORED
Rook Island Woman Vice President
State Homo Mln.lon Society.
The Woman's Society of Dome Mis
sions of the synod of Illinois of the
Presbyterian church at its annual
meeting at Springfield elected the following-
President Mrs. C. W.
Vice President Mrs. J.
liock Island; Mrs. E. C. I
Mrs. . William A. Dean. Austin; Mrs.
H. 11. Taylor. Springfield: Mrs. .T. H.
I-ocey, Galesburg; Mrs. C. H. Dunn.
Recording and Corresponding Secre
tary and Treasurer i f Contingent
I nnrTi Mrs. Margaret C. Monroe, of
Secretary and Treasurer
Mrs. (i. H.
of Freednien's Dwpart-
ment Mrs. Mary E. Holmes, of Hoek-
Secretary of Literary Mrs. Alfred
Secretary of Young- People's Work-r-
Miss Louise Fraekleton, Petersburg
Svnooical Committee of Freedman
Work Miss Mary E. Holmes, Hock
ford; Mrs. Ella W. Hrainerd, Lincoln,
and Mrs. H. F. Carriet. Jacksonville
A Lore Letter.
would not interest you if you're look
ing- for a guaranteed salve for sores,
burns or piles. Otto Dodd, of Ponder,
Mo., writes: "I suffered with an ugly
sore for a year, but a box of Buck
Ien's Arnica Salve cured me. It's the
best salve on earth. 25 cents, at Hart7
& Ullemeyer's drug store.
Subscribe for The Argus.
MAY CAUSE DEATH
Mail Clerk SUgel Victim of 'Ac
cittent on Rock 1'slaiid
CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO CAES
Nearly Erery Rib in Body Fractured
Taken to Home in Mar
seilles. Mail Clerk Slagel, one of the oldest
men in the service on the Kock Island
road, was the victim of an accident
at West Liberty, Iowa, yesterday af
ternoon that may result in his death.
The accident happened at the Kuek
Island depot at that place. The fast
mail train had just arrived from St.
Paid, and Mr. Slagle. whose run is
between West Liberty and Chicago,!
was in the act of climbing into the
mail car to start on his run, when the
fast mail train from the east came in
on another track. There was not
much space between the two tracks,
and as a consequence Slagle was
caught between the two mail cars
and rolled along- their entire length,
when his body dropped to the ground.
Hones Broken and Body Braised.
Parties who witnessed the accident
were quickly at his side, and carried
him to the depot, where an examina
tion of his injuries was made. It was
found that nearly every rib in his
body had been broken, his right arm
was broken, and the man was terri
bly bruised in other parts of his body.
He was placed aboard the train and
taken to his home at Marseilles, HI.
It is thought that on account of his
age and. the extent of his injuries, lie
may not recover. Slagle is a man of
(JO years and has a large family.
An Fnrlneer la Injured.
While passing through the town of
Walcott, Iowa, yesterday about 11
o'clock a through freight train i rawn
by engine C0:i. with Engineer Frank
Duncan, of this city, in charge, caus
ed the rails to spread, with the result
that the engine left the track and
rolled down the embankment. The
tender was not disturbed and the en
tire, train was left standing on the
track. The engine, howexer, turned
over, pinning- the engineer down be
neath its weight. Fortunately for
him. however, he escaped with a
Engine 603 is one of the heaviest of
the' new freight engines and is used
:n the pulling of the heaviest trains,
and the great weight is thought to
have been more than the track, which
was in a poor condition, ciuild sus
tain. The track has been newly put
in position, being graded last spring
preparatory to the heavy traffic of
the fall, but the hravy rains of the
summer have softened the grade, ren
dering it extremely dangerous for the
heavier engines. Luckily for the re
mainder of the train, the coupling
broke between the engine and tender,
thus leaving the engine free to take
its headlong plunge. down the side of
the embankment alone.
'Fireman Smith leaped for his life up
o. jthe first intimation of danger, aiul
thus escaped injury, but Engineer
Duncan, thinking that perhaps he
could stay the fall, remained in the
cab until he was thrown from it.
.V Hock Island citizen of foreign ex
traction was; sent to a drug store for
some "face powdier for his wife.
"What kind do you w ish. Mermen's?"
asked the man behind the counter.
"No," replied the customer. "I vant
During the week a couple who were
married here in 1884 called at .the
county clerk's office to have a correc
tion made in their names as they ap
peared in the marriage record.
The man is new-employed in a re
sponsible position in the Chicago city
hall. In his youth he was a resident
of Carbon Clilf. He and his wife were
here for the Pythian convention.
"You see," he 'said, explaining the
error to the clerk, "I presume 1 was
a trifle nervous when 1 made applica
tion for the license, and really did
not know how to t'pell either my own
name or that of my intended, and
when the clerk spelled' them for me
I said he had both correct. In looking
over the certificate recently for the
first time 1 discovered the error. Two
letters are-left off 'my lat nariie ahd
one off the maiden name, of my wife.
We have accumulated considerable
d.ren, and should anything happen
that would necessitate reference to
the marriage records we desire that
our names shall be found' to be cor
The only remedy the clerk had to
offer was athYjavits attached to the
duplicate certificates held at the' lo
cal office. These were furnished ty
the couple, setting forth that both
names were spelled wrong when the
license was issued and giving the
names as they should appear.
"Had business," remarked Davey,
who has been affectionately dubbed
by his friends the 'Hero of the Night
Shift. "Tell you that Moline burg has
been going some of late. Used to lie
fellow was not allowed to speak above
a whisper there after 9 o'clock, and
the youngsters were pounding their
ears an hour before the curfew' rang.
They cooked their Sunday . meals . on
Saturday night to avoid work on the
Sabtjwth. Oil that day. the preacher
were the only ones allowed
to make a miise. Hut it's different
nirvy. Moline is no longer 4rr the-rw;
with the slow sisters. She should be.
ticketed for the front row. I ventured
into, the town the Other night and fol
lowed the red lights. They are thick
there, I want to tell you. They. have
a shift "of bartenders that jo on duty
at midnight., Things just started to
be doing at that, hour in the red light
district. You know, Mavor Charles
P. Skinner, when he was elected, said
gambling- would net be longer toler
ate;. arid the suds shops would have
to turn the front door key, and
the back one also, at 11 o'clock. This
went for a while to satisfy- the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
and other supporters of the law and
order. Hut the free and; easies hollered
so loud that the mayor melted, and
the joyous word went along that
the early closing order would not be
so rigidly enforced in future. The
gambling tables were uncovered and
dusted, and the roonis were opened
wide. The mayor was severely criti
cised by the other side, but he had
his ear muffs on. In my tour of the
town 1 ran into four games, and
I want to tell you they play them
high there. One fellow, whom 1 learn
ed Was a city official, dropped a cool
hundred at faro while I was rolling
a cigaret. (Juess that isn't, very slow
for a burg- with the puritanical claims
rf Moline. He played on until he
squandered another fifty, and then got
insifTe his overcoat and disappeared
with the remark: 'Well. I gness the
missus don't get that $48 bonnet she
had picked out." They don't seem to
be afraid of the county authorities up
there like they are down here. That
last crimp the state's attorney took in
the bunch here still hurts, and the'
have been afraidl to display their goods
Simply because a man wears blue
goggles and is led by a small boy is
not always an assurance that he is
blind; as a woman uptown discovered
during the week. The man had told
a touching tale and displayed a lot of
trinkets that he stated he was. selling
to gain a livelihood. In nearly every
place he made a sale of from 5 cents
up ii 25 cent's, people purchasing, not
because they were in need of the ar
ticles, but to help the poor fellow
along. At the home of the woman in
question he faded to make a sale.
She watched hiiu. and when he reach
ed the gate he stopped, pulled out his
watch, looked at it and remarked to
the by that was accompanying:
"(Solly. It's past noon. We'll have to
hurry if we expect to eat."
In one of the offices at the county
building there is posted a notice in
effect that anyone placing his feet on
a desk in the office must stand a fine
of 25 cents. The money thus col
lected is placed in a tin box with a
lock on it, and to which the chief of
the office carries a key. The fund
now amounts to $3. When one is
caught resting- on a desk he is led to
a corner of the room and shown the
notice, which is written with a lead
pencil on the top of an old' calendar
that hangs on the end of a record
rack. He digs up without a miirnier,
am) gives his proirJse to say nothing.
The office chief says when the fund
has attained sufficient proportion he
will spend it n a banquet, to which
all who have contributed will be in-
Heard at the theatre:
"I see your wife is a blonde."
"Yes; she is."
" thought yon marred a brunette."
"1 did. ' Hut she dyed."
"I hear you married n spiritualist."
"How are you getting along."
Outlook Clear at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct. 24. The finan
cial atmosphere of Pittsburg seems to
have leen cleared and on further bank
troubles are looked for.
All good doctors
J C. AjotCo..
Lowe. I, Nm.
-Che Wink of
Is given a thousand times a day
by smokers of ARNDT'S HAV
ANA SECONDS. It don't take
the public long; to get onto a
good thing. That is why this
rfgar is ko rini versa lly liked. If .
you bave'nt tried; one, don't lose
any' time in getting one at oar .
tore. While buying take a look
si our display of Pipes, Tobacco
your linen laundered at the .
S. U. Arndt & Cb.,
I7U? Won'! Avenn.
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We Allow Nobody
to Undersell Us.
Correct Outfitters ofRocK Island
MONDAY, OCT. 26.
Wagenhals & Kemper Present
W S H
In t ho Drainat hi
tx:i i f-a t ion ot
Sunday, Oct. 25.
Stupendous production of the big
A HIDDEN CRIME.
Presented by a company of unusual
excellence. A mi perLly staged
A drama of thrilling: heart interest
The-breaking of the suspension bridge
The opium, den of Chinatown.
The rose garden in full bloom.
The wonderful electric fountain.
The Coldcn t!ate harbor at San Fran
cisco. Prices: "5e, :!5e and .Vr
Tuedstv, Oct 27
Engagement of the popular comedian,
And associate players including
Miss Dorothy Sherrod,
Presenting- his latest and greatest
By (Jeorge V. Hnbart and Kdward
A comedy of social life in Washing
ton. Prices: J'c, ",0e. 75c. Sl.OO and $1..r0.
Do nt Be Fooueoi
Take tht genuine, ordinal
flOCKY MOUNTAIN TCA
M;!t only t-T Md'nn MiJi
.! -'-'.., ,".tHo, Wi. it
' Keep 3 u wc-H. Our 1 rati
ntai k cut ou each package.
I -rice. 35 ccni... reaver
In hulk. Accrpt na ubU-
ed and Adapted
by Batille &
will be for one
Prices: 50c. 75c.
Wednesday, Oct. 28.
William A. I?rady"s big bright musical
Hook by U. Melville linker, music by
Joseph Ha.rt and
Carrie De Mar
M Funny People inchuiing very
Original New York cast and produc
tion Prices: :.'0e. .Vk T"c and l.O0.
Seats at Illinois Smoker Monday
Uring us your old lisc records that
you have grown tired of (either Co
lumbia 'or Victor), and we will ex
change them for the new Improved
Columbia -Disc Ilecords. We will al
low you 30 cents for j'our 10-inch
record and other sizes in proportion.
The new Improved Columbia Ilecords
are of elegant workmanship and are
a decided advancement in the art of
record making. They have a full,
sweet tone, and owing to the manner
in which they are made they have a
less scratching tone; the needle seems
to run smoother on the record. We
also wish to introduce to j-our notice
the new Grand Opera Sound Box,
which is designed to obviate the
scratch of the needle and at the same
time retain the full volume of tone.
We will exchange the new Grand
Opera Sound Uox for any of the old
style Columbia sound boxes now on
the market. Call at our warerooms
and get bur plan of exchange. We
carry the largest line of records in
Graphaphcne headquarters at
1609-1609 ' Saennd Arrane.