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THJ5 AH6KUS. FRIDAY. DECEMBEB IS. 1903.
TRAIN KILLS BOY
Arthur Block, !0 Years Old,
Mangled on the Rock
BODY IS CARRIED 200 YARDS
Little Fellow Sleets Fate While Aid
ing Brother in Distributing
A f right fill accident occurred Wed
nesday night on the Uock Island
tracks at C'olona, Arthur Block, the
10-year-old ton of Mr. and Mrs.
Onirics liloek, of that place, being the
victim, having his life crushed out ajnd
his little body terribly mangled.
The latter had often aided his broth
er in the distribution of the Chicago
evening papers, which they got otT of
-o. 'S.i, and Arthur was performing
his nightly mission when the accident
occurred. No. -'.I passenger had just
passed the semaphore to the west of
the Colona depot, when the lad left
the building where he had delivered
the watchman's paper. The roar and
i umble of the departing train drown
ed for tlie. !ad the noise of the Kocky
.Mountain Limited, which was bearing
down from the west at about fifty
miles an hour, and without even the
knowledge that canger and death
were confronting him, he stepped
from the north to the south track, to
be instantly hurled into eternity.
lto:ly H&dly Cru-tlieil.
His body was carried c ver u; yards
before the engine, apparently satis
tied with its grewscme work, threw
his mangled body to one side, an 1 his
hea l, with distorted eyes anil badly
crushed, to the other side.
His little body was picket! up bv
loving hands and carried in his home
but a block from where the accident
occurred. Arthur was a bright, ambi
lious little fellow an ! a pet with all
around the depot. The funeral oc
President Holland has ghen evi
dence that he rea!!v means to do
something toward enforcing the
Three-Kye salary limit by' making void
and returning a couple of contracts
where the salary culled for was in
his estimation too high. The two new
members of the league are the ones
to have such contracts disapproved.
In the case of SpringlieUl it is said
the player's salary called for $1."0
a month. The player in question is
one of the best known in the Three
Kve and there is a large rumor about
that since his contract has been void
he will sigi another at a less figure
with another club, and that Hock Isl
and fans will be particularly interest
ed in the news Mhen it is ready to
be given out. Hefore he can do that
however, there are certain restric
tions to be removed. lut of course
this is all rumor.
Ho.-s Thornton was given his final
release under certain conditions, anil
one i f these conditions provided that
he should not use ("leveng'r. the In
diana university star, at Hock Island.
Thornton was sent to Hlocmington,
hid., to sign l'l;'enger, as the two are
close friends, but the university man
could not make up his mitul to play
professional ball. In case he does so
decide, under the stipulation with
Thornton, he will play nowhere in
ihe Three-Kye except with the Com
modores. Four star Lac!:all idavcr.; of the
Pacific Coast league have been signed
to play with the IJrooklyn National
league team next year, according to
Manager Hanloii. They are A.l.nm
ley, center fielder of the Seattle club;
Prank P. Dillon, second bax-man of
the Los Angeles team; and Phil Na
deau and DeYan P.uren. respectively
left fielder end center lielder of the
Portland club. Dillon formerly pl-t.v-ed
with the St. Louis club. P.ecause of
the fact that the coast league is not
included in the national agreement
the new P.roi.klvn players cannot be
held in the west.
Capt. Ciiiini rs, of I'loiinington. is
again demonstrating that when he
gets a player who shows class he
hangs onto him. even though it may
be an injustice to the player to keep
him in minor company. This is a trait
in the P.looiuingt on manager that has
always been deplored by the players,
many of whom would not sign with
him just on this account. The latest
with Connors is to block the deal
whereby Mulh.ney expected to play
with Columbus at $225 a month'.. Con
nors knows Mullaney will be hard to
replace at first if he leaves the team,
and is trying his ber-t to keep the big
feliow. Kockford Republic.
At the recent Three-K.v e- meeting
the magnates decided that hereafter
an umpire lining a player must speci
fically tell said player what he has
done, ami also notify the manager of
the team that the tine has been im
posed. Plnomingtoii has sent Pitcher Park
er a contract for next season with a
$:i." per month increase.
Gray hsir adds twenty years
to the age. Restore the color;
keep young. Make your hair
grow long and heavy. jj&ffi&S';:
Frank Dillon, formerly of the Hock
Island ball team, has signed with
Piooklyn for next season.
llunky Hines. who has been signed
for manager by Dubuque, still has the
eye that was injured some time ago
bandaged. One of the papers in his
home town Hoc kford is authority
for Ihe statement there is still doubt
whether llunky will ever be able to
see out of the eye. and that it is prob
able he will never play baseball again.
However, with llines to direct from
th- bench and P.uelow in the field to
instill ginger into the youngsters. Du
buque should be a factor in the pen
nant race from the start.
The first scs-hu of the American
league's annual fall meeting, which
began at the Auditorium hotel. Chica
go, yesterday afternoon. lasted five
hours and wasVhietlv devoted to a
discussion a( the Mtuation forced up
on the league by the National icairue's
action in upholding the foul strike
rule and lengthening its playintr
schedule. It resulted in the Ameri
cans following the lead of the Na
tionals in the matter of the plaving
schedule, which will probably include
14 games instead of 140 in both or
ganizations, but in the foul strike
rule the young magnates were unani
mously opposed to it. an. I so register
ed t heir vote.
A topic in b-.tselIl circles in cen
tral Iowa is the likelihood of the for
mation of the A!!-low:i league. The
failure of Waterloo to break into the
Three-Kye league appears to have
made certain the reali.rtion of those
who f r sever;-1 years who have hoped
for an ell Iowa organization. .James
Meyers, manager of last season's In
dependent team at Waterloo, and 1).
('. Chn.se. manager of the independent
team in this t ity. are the moving spir
its in the birth of the new league.
The towns most likly to com in are
Waterloo. Fort Dodge, Doone. Web
ster City, A'goaa, Creston. Otiumwa
and Oclweiu. It is possible some of
the former "Puh" lee.gue. or l w a
Soiith Dakota leagu towns will come
into tin- organization. Council i'.Iulf-;
is the most likrlv.
EAGER FOR BOOKS
Children's Department at
Public Library is a Busy
THEIR TASTES ARE VARIED
Two Thousand Volumes From Which
to Make Their Selection.
a moment at
:;int no "imil.
The children's department of the
new library was uearly filled yester
day afternoon. Two little boys stood
before a shelf of hooks aud from the
manner in which they handled each
book and peered eagerly at the titles,
it was easy to set" that something
"Oh. say Pi!'iie." said the smaller one
of the two. as he picked up a certain
well-known juvenile book, "here's
a swell book."
The other boy gazed
"(iwan. (io i.'ii! that
look at the pickchers."
And the book was put back to its
place on the shelves, and the boys
selected another book to read. Chil
dren have their tastes in literature
as well as their ciders and it is re
markable how they hit upon the au
thors j hill, are attractive and whose
works possess a uniform degree of
The book that was thus condemned
by "P.illie" because of its pictures
will never be lead by its condemner.
"Pillif" has h rmcd for that particu
lar book an antipathy that will en
dure. He has a conceived i lea of its
contents, which however erroneous
it may be. has the redeeming virtue of
being self-satisf v ing. It is undoubt
edly Irue that from the early age of
youth up to thi' period of adolescence
our great library likes and liisiikes
are formed and some one of the ques
tions which should be answered by
a library board i- "what shall we give
our children to read."
Hock Island has an interesting chil
dren's room in conjunction with its
ban Isome lihrnrv
They Ara Oiillr l'atroiin.
Almost any hour one max chance in
it will be found that room i full of
chi! Ircn. A faint wave of busy whis
pers, row a restrained iaugh and a
patter of lit ile feet coming and going
arc the familiar sounds.
The.; go up and down tin- sides of
the room selecting what they want
and bring it to the desk to lie
charged. The children behave well
and rarely give ihe libratian any oc
casion to leave her work. 11 is true
that childhood impressions are lasting
and it is well-that the children of
Hock Island should have such an ;n!
m; tabic, .source ti lit era ry ins pi rat ion
as the cosy little room which the li
brary offers for . their especial use.
The room has many tables-air! chairs
and Ihese chairs are usually occupied
by children who are busily tngaged
in reading the cprrent junvenile lit
It is figured lhat about two chil
dren out of every ll who draw books
from the library, stop and read the
children magazines. The children's
library numbers about -.001) volumes,
and these-books have been placed up
iii the shelves in alphabetical order.
P.oth the boys and Ihe girls have
their favorile authors, and often it
has been noticed that Ihe little girls
have drawn books written for boys.
In fact, it seems that most of the
boys books stand in good repute with
the girls, but the beys will have none
of the girls' bocks. Favorite authors
with the boys are: (i. T. I'cntv. Oliver
Optic, .1. T. Trowbridge and Knlph 11.
Parber. The girls read Helen Heed.
Louise Alcott, Ann Chapman Hay and
Mrs. I. A. Ahieu. and others.
The Lone Star .State.
Down in Texas, at Yoakum, is a big
dry goods firm, of which .1. M. ilaller
is the head. Mr. Ilaller, on one of his
trips east to buy goods, sail Jo a
friend who was with him in the pal
ace ear:,, "Here, take one of these
Little Marly L'isers upon retiring and
you will be up early in the morning
feeling good." For the "dark brown"
taste, headache and that logy feeling,
DeWitt's Little Karly Hisers are the
best pills to use. Sold by all drug-,
Ue fzzl Holiday Gifte
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rectly, Nerve-Sfrain). is responsible for your Headache. Coii.tipation,
Indigestion. Piles, Fits. Cross-l'yes. Ch. nea. and all
IF YOU WEAR GLASSES
It is positive proof that they are not the kind you need, and if you have
Headache and don't wear glasses, there is no question but what it is
caused by Ncrvc-H rain, and to remove the strain will as certainly cure
it if you have the right correction.
The McCormick System of Ophthalmology is the only system which
deals with the Causes of Human His and how to abolish them and WE
are the representative of that system, and guarantee results as we
promise. You can be ( TT.KD--no doubt of it. Consultation Free. Suite
42, Mitchell & I.yr.de buV.rfing. Hock Island, lib
A.F. DAVIS, M. D. OpK. D.
NKUHOPATHIST " AND OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Mitchell & Lvnde building. Office hours 9 to 12 m.; 2
to 5 p. m.
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THE, EJVTI'RE, STOCK. OF
is in the hends of 75? e (Consolidated Merchandising Co., f Chicago, and will be sold
REG ARDLESS OF FORMER. PRICES and values. 13 he stock is too large to go into details but we
will qviote yovi a few prices to show you we expect to make good everything we say:
Fine Oak Sideboards, Spilger's price
$17.50, sale price ....
Fine Bedroom Suits, Spilger's price
$16.50, sale price . . .
Combination Bookcases in Oak, former
price, $16.50, sale price
Ladies' Desks in Solid Oak, former
price $6.75, sale price
A large lot of Extension Tables, fine polish,
former price $7, must be closed out. at 0
A complete line of Rugs at 75c, $1.35, $2.50 and up.
Carpet samples, one yard wide and one and a half
yards long, suitable for rugs, to be closed out away
A full line of Couches, Iron Beds, Chairs and other
goods at prices in proportion to these quotations.
Our store will be closed all day Friday in order to mark down goods.
SALE BEGINS AT 9 A. M. SATURDAY. DECEMBER. 19, AND CONTINUES TEN DAYS.
Consolidated Merckandismg Co.
hlcaLgo, Sole Managers