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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, APBIL, 1, 1904.
1 ' t nil nil Ill I Mil I Ill H.ULWIMIUJ'TI
RISE WAS RAPID
B. L. Winchell, New President of
Rock Island, Started at
CAME PKOM THE FRISCO
Leaser Light Till Few Years Ago-
Pint a President Id
P.cujamin I Winchell, yesterday
announced as head of the executive
department of the Hock Island road,
has made a notable rise in the rail
way world. Less than teven years
ago he was the general pas Fen per
agent of the St. Louis & San Fran
cisco railroad. Since then he has
riM'ii to the presidency of one .f the
largest railroad systems in the coun-
tr' . .
lie began his railroad service in
1H7.T as a clerk in the office of the su
perinteiident of machinery of the
Hannibal & St. .loscph railroad. In
lh77 he was appointed chief clerk in
the general freight and ticket ottiee
of the Atchison V- Nebraska railroad.
Subsequently he served as chief clerk
in the passenger department of the
Kansas City. Fort Scott v Memphis
railroad, an I in 1;." he became gen
eral passenger and ticket agent of
the Union Pacific, Denver Sr Oulf, and
three years later was made general
passenger agent of the 'Frisco. Soon
afterwards he was apjointel vice
president and traffic manager of the
Colorado &. Southern.
I'mldrnt four Tears A (o.
Ill ll)0 Mr. Winchell was elected
president and general manager of the
Kan -as City. Fort Scott & Memphis
railroad, and held the position until
the road was absorbed by the "Frisco
system, when he was made vice pres
ident of the latter. Shortly after the
'Frisco had become a part cf the Hock
Island system Mr. Winchell was trans
ferred to Chicago and placed in
charge of the traffic department of
the entire system, with the title of
third vice president and executive of
ficer. Mr. Wiiicludl yesterday afternoon
declared that the changes just an
nounced had long been under consid
eration. The Hock Island-'Fri. co sys
tem lmd been so expanded during the
last two years that a more compact
ami simpler method f management
was deemed necessary. Some of the
changes heretofore made were tem
porary makeshifts, and the reorgan
ization now effected is to bring about
a permanent an I efficient manage
ment. Throorh Service to St Ioal.
At a meeting of the superintendents
of the Kock l.-land road in Chicago
this week it developed that the com
pany is planning to establish through
service to St. Louis this summer in
Illinois for the fair. Details of the ar
rangements have not leen made but it
is known that through trains will
start at IJ ck Island and at Chicago
running through Peoria.
BIG CLASS IS INITIATED
BY THE BOTAL AECANUM
II. II. Itobb. of this city, was pres
ent at the monster unit n meeting at
the First regiment armory. Chicago,
last evening, in celebration of the
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F1JANK L. DE WITT,
(rand llegent of Illinois.
tli anniversary of the establishment
of the Royal Arcanum in Illinois. The
records for fraternal order initiations
were broken by the taking in of :.100
candidates, to which number Hock
Island, furnished it ipiota of all of
whom, except Mr. Kobb. were put
through the degree work at the local
lodge quarters last evening.
With the membership acquired last
night Illinois has VT.niKi persons in the
order, thereby passing Massachusetts,
the birth-place and official home of
the Royal Arcanum. In total mem-1
bership New York and Pennsylvania
are the only states that now surpass
The ceremonies of initiation at the
armory were Hrfiriued by the fa
mous degree team from Forest Park
council of St. Iouis. while prominent
members of the order from the grand
jurisdiction of Missouri. Indiana.
Michigan, Wisconsin ami other states,
as well as from Illinois, were in at
tendance. The supreme lwvly- was rep
resented by Supreme Regent A. S.
Kobinson of St. Louis, Supreme Ora
tor IJolert Van Sands and Supreme
Ouide 11. S. Kurkhardt. Frank I.. De
Witt, of Chicago, was also present,
and tMk an active part in the ceremonies.
Mrs. (I. L. liowe is vi-iting in Prince
Hon E. W. Hurst has returned from
Hot Springs, Ark.
Mrs. F. Aten and family, of Hay,
III., are visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. G. F. Aten on Fourth avenue.
William Huntoon, who has finished
a three-year term with the regular
army in the Philippines, is here for a
visit. He was formerly cashier in the
local offices cf the L'nited States Ex
Foley Honey and Tar contains no
opiates, and will not constipate like
nearly all other cough medicines. Re
fuse substitutes. All druggists.
Twenty nominations for a name for
the Hock Island team were received
at The Argus office this morning. If
you have not voted yon had letter get
in line. our name may be the one
selected. In ease it is, you will see
all the home games free.
What name do you favor for the
Rock Island team the coming season?
Write it down, with your own address,
and send it to The Argus office. You
may win the season ticket.
A number of suggestions if names
for the Hock Island baseball team
were received by The Argus office to
day. On the receipt of each the name
with that of the proposer and the time
received are duly noted. On April 11
the names suggested will be made pnh
lic and then voting will begin, the one
having the highest number of ballots
n .pr.I 27. on which date the contest
is to close, to be adopted by the associ
ation. The latter, however, reserves the
right to reject in case the name is
inappropriate and select the one with
the next highest vote. The person pro
posing the name adopted will receive
a season ticket to the games played
on the Rock Island grounds, with ad
mission to the grand stand included.
offered by Hildebrandt & Cash. Other
prizes will likelv be given to those
suggesting the names with the second
and third highest vote.
Dow Yandine, who has gone with his
wife to Syracuse. Mo., on the sad mis
sion of lavintr at rest the remains of
their little daughter who died in. this
city, expects to return next week
in time to begin practice with his
teammates. Dow will continue to
cover third base, in which position he
gave such excellent satisfaction the
latter part of last season.
I Joss. Thornton, manager of the Kock
Island team, won the reputation dur
ing his connection with the Decatur
club, of being one of the warmest
dressers in the league. It has been a
ii'ck nnd'iieck race between him and
Montv MeFarlnnd, manager of the De
catur team. Montv set the pace last
season and found when it came to
throwing on the togs, as well as mak
ing a showing in the field anil at bat.
he had a close second in Thornton.
Thornton is there. He does not boast
of his clothes or of his work on the
diamond, but in the past both have
spoken for themselves. They will con
tinue to do sO in future, too. Thorn
ton brought a trunk full of clothes
with him from Terre Haute, and as
soon as he struck town he ordered
.'mother suit. He has been dubbed the
Ferry Wall i f the Three-Eye league.
And. by the way. Thornton is not
married, lie is aged 27 and fit y broke,
it might be further stated.
Manager Nieol has added another
name to the long roll of his em
ployes. The new man is Charles T.
Jaeger, a pitcher who hails from Ot
tawa. Jaeyer is a big fellow, ov er six
feet in height and weighing nearly
200 pounds. He has been pitching for
several seasons for the Ottawa team,
but has refused all offers to go into
the professional game on account of
leing in business in his home c-ity.
A half dozen league managers have
been after him. but Nieol was the
first who held out the projer inducements.
ECTI m HANDS STRIKE
WHEN WAGES ABE REDUCED
Twenty section hands, employed by
the Hock Island road, refused to go
tn work when the time came this
morning. It was understood some
time ago that the company intended
to cut the wares from J 1.30 a day to
$1.23. The men would not stand such
a cut in wages and decided to strike
when the new scale of wages went
into effect. When the company 1-
came familiar with the plans or tne
workmen, a compromise of l..ity
was offered, but the men would not
nirree t a cut of anv size, which re
sulted in a strike today. It is thought
that the strike will become general
over the Hock Island.
AN EXQUISITE DISPLAY
At Mrs. Arthur Brook' Milliner Store. SIS
A cordial invitation is extended to
the ladies to call and see our beauti
ful showing of Faster millinery. Our
display of pattern hats is one that
has to le -ecn to be appreciated, as
we have made every effort to make it
a notable one.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Hock Island Sav
ings bank for the election of nine di
rectors for one year will be held at
the office of baid lwink, in Hock Isl
and. Monday. April 11, 1304. Polls
will 1 open at 10 a. in. and closed at
12 noou of KaUl '.ay.
1. (iKEEXAWALT. Cashier.
Kock Island, April 1, 1904.
OJVL THRKEr SLAJS" MOUE,-
SATURDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
Wednesday. March 23. No. 10,440 and No. 1.2S.-,; Thursday. March 24, No.
T5f)C Following 19.13 and No.' 20.93S; Friday, March 23, No. 2?.1.".t and No. 2:i.3DU; Saturday,
av fieen March 26. No. 34.44 and No. 33.S0S; Monday. March 2S. No. 3S.222 and No.
IlttVt , , , 59.114; Tuesday. March 29. No. 67,792 and No. 71.590; Wednesday, March SO,
No. S 1,316 and No. 0.290; Thursday, March 31. No. 9S.490 and No! M),4S6.
VEHyOftE has an opportunity to secure
m-s one of these $35 Victor Talking Machines
Three machines will be given away tomorrow.
Two on Monday and Two Tuesday, closing one
of the most phenomenal offers ever made in this
vicinity. Special bargains will be put on
sale for these three days so that it will be well
worth your while to purchase then.
HASRJVEL'B VOJW MA U7R, 'Ba-Venpori, Iota) a.
BURGLARS AT WORK
Residence of George Wagner,
3116 Fifth Avenue, is Ran
sacked Lasi Night.
WATCH AND MONEY TAKEN
Front and Back Doors of House Are
Fonnd Open Suspect Ai -rested
The residence of Ccorjre Wajrner.
JUG Fifth avenue, was ransacked ly
burglars during last night. The front
und rear doors, the locks of which
had evidently been picked with skel
eton keys, were found open this
morning when the family arose.
The intruders carried away a gold
hunting ease 'watch, with chain and
locket, belonging to Mr. Wagner, and
75 cents in change. The money was
found in Mr. W agner's trousers, w hich
were removed from his sleeping apart
ments to an adjoining room and
Kvery room in the house was ex
plored and the drawers of dressers,
sideboard and pantry were found
pulled out, showing that a thorough
search was made. The silverware
was mt disturbed, however.
Since the death of Mr. Wagner's
wife his mother has been making her
home with him. At 2 o'clock this
morning, hearing footsteps outside his
1 edroom. supposing it to be her. he
called to her to turn oft a light that
had been left burning.
llorctara Fiightni A war.
Keceiving no answer, he got out of
bed and attended to the matter him
self. The noi.-e is thought to have
i-.een made by the visitors, and when
they hear! Mr. Wagner walking in
his room t hey decamped, although he
:id not get a glimpse of them, and
was not aware that he had been rob
bed until this morning.
At 3 o'clock a strange man dropped
into a restaurant on the avenue west
of the Wagner residence. lie sat
down for awhile and then departed,
without buying anything or convers
ing with anyone. A description, of
him was furnished the police, and
this morning Officers Thodc and Fit.
gerald. who were detailed on the case,
arrested a stranger giving his name
as William Osborne and Coal Valley
:is his home, in the Uock Island rail
road yards, on suspicion. He had a
revtdver on him. He will be detained
until something more can be learned
of his whereabouts during the night,
lie claims to have staid with a family
on Third avenue last niirht.
season. The supply this season prom-
! ises to be rather less than usual.
caused by two reasons the excep
tionally early date and the jH-culiar
disease that has become almost uni
versally prevalent among F.asler lilies,
dwarfing the stock and causing very
inferior blooms. The average grower
counts himself fortunate if he causes
.'.() per cent of his bulbs to produce
marketable flowers, and if 20 per cent
of them come in bloom for Faster he
is a lucky fellow indeed. The Faster
lily seems to thrive in the Ibirmuda
Islands, and in no other place, by far
the greatest majority if the bulbs
coming from these islands. They are
shipped in the early fall and potted
and placed in a cool place and given
time to i;i initially absorb the mosture
and secure good root-hold. Then they
are grown in a cold house until time
to "force" for the Faster trade. I'.y
reason of the large proportion of loss
in the bulbs, growers all over the
country are complaining of the non
remunerative character of the Faster
EASTER LILIES SCARCER
THAN USUAL THIS YEAR
Faster Sunday, the anniversary of
the Resurrection, is usually associ
ated with the green leaves on the
trees and a general awakening of na
ture, after the lng sleep of winter:
but this vear it comes at tuch an early
date that the ordinary associations
are largely forgotten. Not many
reen leaves will be in evidence.
and hence, to more fully commemo
rate the occasion, the florists art
must le called into play.
Kvery year, in the large cities, the
Faster trade becomes more and more
of a problem t the florKt. inasmuch
as the demand for blooms ana gren
plants seems to increase out of all
proportion to the supply.
Naturally, the most important flow
er is the "Easter" lily, sacred to that
HUSBAND IS FIGHTING
HIS WIFE'S DIVORCE SUIT
Testimony was heard by Judge F.
I). Ilanisay this morning in the circuit
court in the suit for divorce of Mrs.
Ad lia Kincaid against William A.
Kincaid. The plaintiff alleges deser
tion, claiming that her husband left
her in July, l'.'Ol. The couple were
married US years ago and have grown
children. Mis. Kincaid conducts a
boarding house on Fourth avenue, be
tween Nineteenth aid Twentieth
?reet:-. Kincaid is resisting the ef
fi rt (,r his vvife to secure a divorce.
He avers that he was ordered avvav
from their home by his wife after a
quarrel iu which she was the aggres
sor, she having complained cen-tant-ly
because he did not earn enough to
provide for her ind their children li
the manner she thought they shoul i
1e. Kincaid denies that he de-ertei'
his wife, and states that he has visit
ed the home at intervals since .lidv
r.M. and has bought clothing for the
children and sent coal to 1 he house
and paid the bills. Mis. Kincaid ad
mitted on the witness stand that she
wr-id 1 not become reconciled to her
husband even if he had the means to
support her as she would like him to.
She said she was getting along bet
ter with him away from her. (I. W
McCaskrin appeared for the plaintiff
and Weld A- Olmsted for the defend
ant. The arguments were heard this
A motion of the defendant for a
new trial of the damage suit of Sidnev
Coo'ey against the Kock Island Sash
iv Door works was allowed. On the
trial of the case recently Cooley was
given a verdict for $750 damages. He
lost three fingers in a jointing ma
chine at the sash and door works.
Divorces were granted to Mrs. Ilelle
Martin from Charles A. Martin, and
to Mattie 1. Hughbanks from Alfred
M. Hughbanks. Desertion was the
charge in both cases, d. A. Shallberg
was the attorney for tlie plaintiffs.
Mrs. Flora Kentelbach. of Coal Val
ley, has filed suit for divorce. She
charges her husband. Kenjamin Ken
telbach, with extreme and repeated
cruelty. I.udolph & Keynolds are her
A Thought ral Mam
M. M- Austin, of Winchester. Ind.
knew what to do in the hour of need.
His wife had such an unusual case of
stomach and liver trouble, physicians
could not help her. He thought ef and
tried Dr. King's New Life Fills and
she got relief at once and was finally
cured. Only 25c, at Hartz & Ullemey
er's drug ttore.
Meeting of Democratic Voter of Thlrly
tblrd senatorial Ulslrlct. to Nomi
Aledo. 111., Match '4. l'J0t.lly di
rection of the democratic senatorial
committee for the Thirty-third sena
torial district of Illinois, the demo
cratic voters of the several counties
of the district are requested to at
tend a meeting to be held at the opera
house in Aledo, 111., Saturday, April
1G, A. I- l'.UI. at '2 o'clock p. in sharp,
for the purpose of placing in nomina
tion a candidate for representative in
the general assembly to be voted for
at the November election, 1904.
Also for the selection of the demo
cratic senatorial committee for the
Thirty-third senatorial district of Il
linois for the ensuing two years.
Also for the transaction of such
other business as may properly come
before the meeting.
Fvcry voter residing in the Thirty
third senatorial district, who is a
member of the party, is requested to
attend this meeting, and every such
voter, if present, will be entitled to
cast one vote at such meeting on all
questions and propositions that may
arise at that meeting.
No proxies will be recognized at
CHARLES C. SWISHER,
FRANK M. CARNAHAN,
I.OI IS I. 1H TCIIINS.
Democratic Senatorial Committee for
the Thirty-third Senatorial District
Fimples, sores, bad breath, head
ache, in:! i-est ion and constipation posi
tively cured wih Hollostcr's Rocky
Mountain Tea. Novv's the time to
cleanse your system of all impurities.
15 cents. T. H. Thomas, pharmacist.
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I Diamonds Going Down Instead of Up.
r mi . ..... ir ,.f litioTifls flitches, iewelrv. clothinc. bicycles and other A
bein sold at ji-cat bargains at Siegel's Loan Of Hre Z
T 320 Twentieth St. 'I'll one gij'en Ki3. .
FRESH TENDER MEATS.
TIIRFE YEMJS AfJO WE EST A llf.ISIl F!) OCR FIRST "WflllTE" MARK 121' IN DA V FN I'ORT. ' J'j
FOLLOWING V FAR WF OPENED CI OCR SFCON D MARKET SN THE SAME CITY. AND I.ASI FA L b WE
CMn" TO Tills CITY N D OPENED TO THE PCKLM OCR MARKET AT 151:: SEtOND AEM
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( INITY WE IIYE DETERMINED TO OIYE Ol R PATRONS. HERE THE DENEFIT OF THE
PRICES ON THE SAME 11 Kill ORADE MEMS THAT WE ARE O-FFRINO IN DAY EN POR'I .
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These Prices For Tomorrow Only :
Rest Sirloin Steak,
Rest Porterhouse Steak,
Three pounds good Steak
Three pounds Hamburg Steak
Fine Rutterine ever offered in the
city. mt pound m M.
Prime Rib Roast Reef,
tiood 5ecf Roast,
(i t; lioiling Reef,
Fresh Pork Roast,
Pure Little Rendered L
Picnic Ham-, per
M. .IF. HJKJ&'R, Three White Markets ;
tt;ii Cannrf Avontio Pnr.k Island. Both 'Phones.
506 Brady Street and 1051 West Third Street, Davenport, y
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