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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1904.
IN BLIZZARD GRIP
Business and Traffic Paralyzed in
Rock Island To
SMOW AFTER ALL NIGHT RAIN
Telegraph and Telephone Companies
Have Serious Trouble With
Business in the city is paralyze
by a blizzard that followed in the trail
of an all night rain storm. It wa
feared this afif-rr.oon that Ix fore night
the city would be entirely cut off from
communication with the outside world.
the Westfrn I'nion Telegraph com
pany having but one wire that was
In working order, while the Postal
bad lost it Jt southern connection, and
was feeling the effects of the storm
in other directions.. ..
The t lephone rompanb k were also
experiencing difflruity in keeping their
lines open. Trains on ail lints en
t rlng the city wete laie. TIjoso from
the west were covered with a sheeting
of sleet and tnw. accumulated dtir
ing the rain and blizard. The street
cars were kept moving, but the sched
ule was all out of Joint. At different
points on the system as hiih as five
cars would be sen in one block.
Will Kacr Tkmib Mibt.
llusine.HS men say they would bavo
saved mney by closing their store
and remaining home and making it
three holidays in a row instead cf two.
for only those whose duties forced
them in the open wandered from the
fireplace. It is the severest storm of
the winter season thus far. and there
id no promise of immediate relief, the
weather bureau predicting a continua
tion of the blizzard through tonight,
accompanied by a cold wave. There is
a gale promised for tomorrow. This
morning the wind was from the north-w-st.
but this afternoon it had shifted
to the southwest. Tomorrow, accord
ing to the weather bureau dope, it will
be back in tiie northwest, and every
zephyr will have an icicle on it.
Grace Lorenz Wins Doll.
The handsome Christmas doll given
l way by Young & McCombs was won
by Miss Grace Lorenz. 2731 Sixth ave
B'ie. Mothers, Be Careful.
of the health of your children. Look
out for coughs, colds, Croap and
whooping cough. Stop them In time
One Minute Cough Cure is the best
remedy. Harmless and pleasant. Sold
by all druggists.
Are Shoes of
We have been steadily increas
ing our sales on fine shoes for
men. We have been enabled to
do this because ve have sold
shoes that are properly made.
We have long since learned
that shoes bearing the union
stamp give greatest satisfaction.
The stamp on a shoe adds to
its popularity because it stands
for Quality. When we sell this
kind of a shoe we know that
there will be no faultfinding
WE'VE GOT A BIG ASSORT
MENT FROM WHICH YOU
CAN MAKE YOUR SELEC
TIONS. Tra nnlonlafa are naked,
tm mention thl ndvertlae
naent hen making a nor-
TOM O'BRIEN S CAREER A
MOST REMARKABLE ONE
Originator of Gold Brick and Other
Confidence Games Stood in
News of the death of "Tom- O'Brien,
the notorious confidence man and orig
inator of the gold brick, in a French
penal settlement at Cayenne, recalls
the story of attempts made five or
six years ago by his Chicago and New
York friends to rescue him. Annie
Gray, O'Brien's New York sweetheart.
who had been devoted to him all
through his trial for murder and Im
prisonment. was author of the plot.
A syndicate, said to have been com
posed of eight confidence men In the
two cities, raised the money od ch.-y
tered a swift steam yacht, which lay
for days off the island of Cayenne
waiting for a chance to pick up the
O'Brien bad been furnished money
to bribe the guards, and every precau
tion had been taken to insure his es
cape, but the authorities learned of
the plan and redoubled their vigi
lance. When the steam yacht ap
peared off the coast of the penal set
tlement it was watched by a warship,
At last the plan was abandoned.
When O'Brien was sentenced to
Cayenne for life for the murder of
Kid" Waddell. a fellow confidence
man. in a Paris hotel, he closed a ca
reer of crime that for years had baf
fled the efforts of the best detectives
on two continents.
He organized the confidence busi
ness Z0 years ago and reduced it to
such a system that he became known
over the world as the "king of bunko
men. O Brien not only worked con
fidence games himself but directed
dozens of other crooks in nearly all
the large cities. He dressed like a
prosperous business man and wore
long whiskers. He was in close touch
with politicians in every city where
But O'Brien's political pull finally
failed him. He sold a gold brick to
an Albany real estate man for $10,000
and w as arrested.. He got a man to go
on his bond for $10,000 and sailed for
Europe. At Liverpool he was arrest
ed, returned to this country, and sen
tenced to ten years in prison. He se
cured temporary release on habeas
cornus and escaped to France.
O'Brien "went broke" in Paris, and
was when he was refused a loan
hat he shot his old "pal." Waddell.
UTILIZES THE SUN'S HEAT
Steam Generated By Rays Gathered
in a Great Reflector.
A solar motor which lias recently
been Invented by Dr. EL P. Brown of
Cottonwood Falls. Kan., Js illustrated
tn the aecompanying engraving." The
apparatus as described in the Scientific
American emlxxlies some very useful
Improvements over solar motors as
heretofore constructed. The large re
flector may in time of storm lie re-
versed and lowered, as indicated in
one of the figures, when It will present
much less resistance to the wind and
thus escape injury or destruction.
IMrotalfy mounted nt the left end of
the base frame U a tower, formed with
DH. BLOWN K KOLAII MOToK.
two ruble rail. 011 which a slide block
a.i jw m !'wwkimt-
Is adapted to travel. The Mock u Railway company, has takeir steps to
raised or lowered to the desired posi- relieve the congested condition of the
tion by means of 11 nf attached there- cars on the Ingview lino during the
to. which acM oer a ienv. wheel evening trips l-ctween 5. and C o'clock,
at the top of the tower ami Is wound While this line is not one of the most
up on a drum at the base. 1 heavily patronized of the company's
The block support one end of a system at all hours of the ay, the cars
tubular shaft, which at tie op-tosite are jammed between the hours men
end is supported in a swivel bearing tioned each evening.. and additional ac
carrled on a bracket fastened to the commodations are to be provided so
base frame. The retie-tor Is mounted that the patrons of the line may be ear
on this shaft by mans of a pair of ried comfortably.
segmental racks, secured to the re-J
Hector ami adapted to mesh with suitu- University Glee Club Coming,
hie gearing carried In blocks on the I Manager Kindt or the Burtis has
shaft. The shaft at the center oieiis arranged for the appearance at the
into a spherical loiler at the rocus of Burtis next Saturday evening of the
the reflector. Steam generated In the University of Michigan glee and man
boiler is conducted by a pie passing dolin club, which is now making its
through the tubular shaft to an engine, annual holiday tour. As Ann Arbor
The tubular shaft carries a sprocket in the alma mater of many citizens of
wheel, which has chain connection the three cities, the coming musical
with gearing operated by a clock invh- event promises to attract a large and
anUni on the base frame. The clock appreciate audience.
train Is driven by a weight suspended I
from the pulley at the top of the tow- j Germans to Flee From Fez. .
er. and at Intervals of two minutes it Tangier, Dec. 27. The German lega
releases the reflector, which thereupon tion has warned German subjects in
in rotated through a small angle by a ) Fez to prepare to leave at a moment's
second weight similarly hung. By this notice.
means the reflector is made to always
bear the proper relation to the sun. so ! A. R. Kane, a prominent druggist
as to focus the sun's rays on the Iwiler. of Baxter Springs. Kas.. says: "Cham
The vertical movement or inclination berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
of the reflector is attained by operating are. In my Judgment, the most super
the gearln-.- which me-hes with the j0r preparation of anything In nse to
segmental racks on the reflector. Hay for constipation. They are sure
In action and with no tendency to
AH the news all the time THE nauseate or gripe." For sale by all
AXGUb. j leading druggists.
CAUSE OF WRECK
Coroner's Jury Returns Verdict
on Explosion of Rock
WATER LOW IN THE BOILER
Finding After a Rigid Investigation
No One is Censur
ed. The coroner's jury summoned recent
ly to investigate the cause of the boiler
explosion on the Rock Island road a
few miles west of Davenport convened
this morning at Coroner Lambach's
office in Davenport, and after hearing
the testimony of the witnesses, several
of whom gave expert testimony, return
ed the following verdict:
We. the jary, do find that the de
ceased. M. Calhoun and H. Kinney, met
their deaths by the explosion of the
boiler upon engine No. 1465 of the C,
R. I. & P. Railway company. In Scott
county, Dec, 18. 1901. at about 7:30 p,
m. We further find the cause of said
explosion to be a deficiency of water
in the boiler.
J. J. ENDERTON,
C. H. BICKEL.
Those who gave expert testimony at
the hearing were Master Mechanic
Cunningham; Durbin Grape, proprietor
of the Davenport Boiler works, and
Emil Einfeldt. superintendent of the
Bettendorf Metal Wheel works. All
three had examined the exploded boil
er and found the water to have been
at least two inches below the crown
sheet at the time of the explosion. The
stage of water in the boiler was made
discernable by reason of the streaks it
left upon the interior at the time of the
explosion. All three witnesses also
testified that they found no defects of
any kind in the boiler and that the ex
plosion was undoubtedly due to a de
ficiency of water in it.
Knft-lne In bond Condition.
Thomas J. Robinson, who until ;i
few days before the night of the ex
plosion, had been the engineer in
charge of the ill-fated engine, was
placed upon the stand and testified
that during the time he was in charge
of the engine, everything worked to
perfection and the engine was in the
best possible condition as far as he
knew. He had left the engine on ac
count of being promoted to a passen
Thomas Daly, the regular fireman
upon the engine, who was taking a
vacation at the time of the explosion,
was next placed uion the stand and
testified that as far as he knew, the
engine was In good working order.
The boiler had never given any trou
ble during the time that he fired upon
Ilrport font rail Irtrd.
A report had gained circulation to
the effect that the regular engineer
and fireman had refused to go out
with the engine upon the night of the
fatal explosion, believing it to be un
safe. Charles and William Anderson, the
two call boys at the Moline round
house, were next called upon to ex
plain why the crew was changed upon
the engine. They are the ones who
turn the engines over to the crews as
they start upon each run. Both stated
that Engineer Robinson had been giv
en a passencer run and Fireman Daly
had asked for and been granted a rest.
This testimony exploded the (rumor
that they had refused to go out with
tv.c engine which exploded.
At the conclusion of the testimony,
the j'ry retired and returned a verdict
in which they found the cause of tho
explosion to be a deficiency of waler
in the lioilcr. They censured no one
but the verdict plainly exonerates the
railway company from any blame as
far as th coroner's jury is concerned.
TO IMPROVE CAR SERVICE
Increased Accommodations On the
Manager I-nrdner. of the Tri-City
Call for Improved Zaxaro.
Lage-Waters for fine footwear.
Tri-City Towell Supply company.
For bus, baggage.express.call Robb's
For 'bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
For real estate and insurance, E. J,
The stage of water was 2.70 at C a.
m., and 2.85 at noon.
All the popular periodicals at SU
er's Fifth avenue pharmacy.
The Sylvan Ice company lost a fine
horse today from spinal meningitis.
W. H. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 5746
Walline & Hamilton, express and
transfer. Old 'phone 1070, new 6SS4.
Peanut candy and taffy 10 cents per
pound at Petersen's, 1314 Third ave
A cup of coffee: a bit of sausage
and a plate of Mrs. Austin's buck
wheat cakes is a breakfast fit for
Mrs. Austin's Quick Rising Buck
wheat makes tender, crispy brown
cakes. Your grocer can tell you all
Ondle Roudenarst was fined 3 in
the police court this afternoon for an
assault committed on Milton Bender
Peter Kraft has removed his shoe
shop from Twelfth street to 524 Six
teenth street. First-class repairing
Fire .caused by an overheated hot
air flue in the Knox undertaking office
and flat building on Twentieth street
at 4:50 yesterday afternoon caused
damage of $100.
Telephone your orders for hickory
shop wood to the Mutual Wheel com
pany, Mohne,. ill. Delivered to any
address .in Kock island lor xj per
load. Both phones.
See the free bottle offer Mull's Grape
Tonic, the constipation cure, or send
this Dotice to Mull's G"ne Tonic com
pany, "A" Rock Island, 111., and receiv
large bottle absolutely free.
J. W. Herbert, who was operated on
yesterday at St. Anthony's hospital .is
reported to have rallied nicely. There
is hope of his recovery, although ho
is still in a serious condition.
A jury in me county court mis
morning declared Miss Mary Rich
mond, of South Rock Island, to he a
feeble minded person. Blanche Rob
inson was appointed conservator for
The police have not been able thus
far to get any trace of the where
abouts of Mrs. Christine Royer, aged
33 years, who has not been seen by
her relatives for three weeks. The
belief is that she has left the city.
The annual monthly meeting of the
board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. is
to be held thisii evening at the resi
dence of Secretary Keyser, 1014 Sev
enteenth street. Business of import
ance is to be transacted.
August Stock and Alfons Herbrandt,
arrested for fighting at a dance on
Ninth street Saturday- night, were
fined $3 each in the police court yes
terday afternoon. The charge lodged
against them was drunkenness.
Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor of broad
way Presbyterian church, conducted
the services at the funeral of Ievi
Sidney McCabe. infant son of Senator
and Mrs. L. S. McCabe. at the resi
dence on Fifth avenue this afternoon.
The service was private. Interment
was in Chippiannock.
The Junior Union of the First Bap
tist church will give the Birds' Christ
mas Carol, taken from the book by
Kate Douglas Wiggin. This is the
prettiest Christmas story ever written,
and Rugglescs getting ready for the
dinner party will amuse all Friday ev
ening. Admission. 10 cents.
The Salvation Army of this city
distributed 75 Christmas dinner bas
kets among the needy of Rock Island.
Owing to the illness of Capt. James,
it was hut a few days before Christ
mas that the announcement was made
that the Army would undertake to pro
vide the Christmas dinner for the poor.
The request for assistance was gen
eroiisiy rescinded to, and the thanks
of the captain and of those who were
assisted is extended to those who do
nated to the cause. Capt. James says
that the people of Rock Island respond
more generously to a worthy cause
than in any city he has ever been sta
tioned in as a Salvation Army officer..
Pacific Mail Makes Threat.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 27. Tho
Pacific Mail has warned the canal com
mission that it will withdraw its
steamers to the isthmus if the Pana
ma railway contract Is canceled.
AIMS IN GUEST
Sides, Joints, Rheumatism, etc.
DR. RICHTEK WorM-Kin W 1
One well-known firm's letter oat of many t
We recommend RICHTER3 celebrated
"AHCH0R"PA1N EXmiER.as we know IT
IS AN ARTICLE Of GREAT MERIT. JUD6IN6
FROM THE LARGE SALEJHAT WE hWE FOR It
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CZAR PROMISES REFORM
FOR HIS SUBJECTS
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ted In cases where the actual safety
of the state Is threatened. Concerning
religion, the ukase suggests a revision
of the laws dealing with the rights of
communities and persons belonging to
the heterodox and non-christian con
fessions, and that steps be taken for
the removal of all limitations on the
exercise of their religions not directly
mentioned in the law.
Document I.nned latr.
The ukase was issued so late that
its contents were not generally known
even in newspaper offices till long af
ter midnight. Among those able to
express an opinion, it was considered
to be a document, whose ultimate val
ue depended largely upon the interpre
tation given by the various commit
tees as to the measure of liberty which
is possible to grant under the various
heads. Naturally it has not met the
fullest wishes of liberals, but on the
other hand it is regarded by the re
actionaries as promising entirely too
much in the direction of liberal re
forms. DiNordera In Poland.
While the new mobilization is pro
gressing quietly in most places, dis
orders are reported to have occurred
in Poland. The most serious disturb
ance was at Razon yesterday, where
one colon was killed and a gendarme
wounded. There lias also been con
siderable rioting at Bakhout, where
C.OflO conscripts pillaged,, housesand
fruit stalls. No one, however, was
The zemstvos generally are increas
ing the budgets from 30 to 35 per cent
in order to meet the increased de
mands of the Red Cross work for the
relief of the reservists.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 27. Gen. Kuro-
patkin, according to an interview with
Prince Dolgourouky, head of the Mos
cow ucd cross aeiacnment ai me
front, has added his voice in favor of
broader activity of the zemstvos.
Tills may be fraught with immense
The reactionary Grazhdanin publish
es a remarkaoie arucie against our
erucracy declaring it was responsible
for the French revolution, the fall of
the Roman empire and the decay of
China, whereas Japan has regretted,
because, while it overthrew bureau
cracy, it retained tne principle 01 ine
saered power of the .sovereign. The
Grazhdanin expresses the hope that
the bureaucracy Is seeing its last days
in Russia and adds:
"Bureaucracy is more or less pres
ent in all countries except In the United
States, where law safeguards the lib
erties of the people to the fullest ex
tent, giving equal opportunilies to ev-
r lea Med With Mlnlatrr.
Moscow, Dec. 27. At a meeting of
Moscow zemstvos today in the pres
ence of a great audience resolutions
of confidence and congratulation were
passed on the appointment of Svia-
topolk Mirsky, as minister of the inter
ior and at the prospect of closer rela-
ions and mutual confidence between
the government and the people.
NO PRESENTS, HANGS HIMSELF
Boy Corrmits Suicide Because No One
Sent Him a Gift.
Racine, Wis., Dec. 27. Herman
Mitchell. 20 years old, entered tho
barn of Charles Annie, two miles wc
of North Cape, and hanged hiras
from a rafter with a rope. Disappoint
ment over not receiving Christmaa
presents is supposed to have been the
DARK HORSE WON HANDICAP
Claude Ran Mile and a Quarter la 2:03
San Francisco. Dec. 27. Claude at
7 to 1 won the Christmas handicap at
Oakland, running a mile and a quarter
in 2:08. Military Man second, Lila
third. A stake worth $3,470 went to
! the winner.
I Drank Acid, Not Whisky.
' Springfield, I1L. Dec. 27. Harvey
Lentz. superintendent of the local iso
lation hospital last night drained the
contents of a bottle of carbolic acid,
which he believed to be whisky, and
died in agony an hour later.
Notice of5 RemovaL
WE wish, to announce to the public that after January
1, our dental offices will "be located on the second floor of
the Illinois Theatre Building, where we will "be pleased
to meet our patrons, both old and new.
DR.. C. C. MANNING. Mgr.
1610 1-2 Second Avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
Scrupulous examination by careful buyers. They are arranged es
pecially for the people who pay the cash and are therefore Justified
to expect good groceries at lowest prices coupled with fair treatment
and prompt attention. f
Here Are a Few Drops At the Bucket:
Brazil Coffee, per lb 12c
Good Rice 6 lbs 25c
Y. H. and Japan Tea, per lb 25c
Oil or Mustard Sardines, 6
Seedless Raisins, 2 lb pkg 15c
Home-Made Mince Meat,
3 pounds 25c
Ginger Snaps, per pound.. .5c
Good corn, per dozen, SOc,
Qt. Bottle Maple Syrup. . . . 25c
Catsup, 3 large or C small
bottles for 25c
Cocoanut, per pound 15c
'Tall Salmon 3 cans for..:". 25c
Diamond C Soap 10 bars. . 25c
1515 Second Ave.
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING USEFUL AS WELL AS ORNAMENTAL
CALL AND SEE OUR ELEGANT LINE OF:
Nut Picks and Crackers,
Silver Knives and Forks,
Silver Tea and Table Spoons,
Sugar Shells, Butter Knives, Etc.
It will pay you to examine our line,
of the above articles by buying here.
Opposite Harper House.
EMANON'S PRETTY PARTY
. .1 -i.
Industrial Home Hall Veritable Fairy
land Last Evening.
The Emanon club gave its seventh
annual Christmas party at Industrial
hall last evening. Notwithstanding
the disagreeable weather, within the
hall was a scene of beauty and gayety.
The decorations were carried out in
the club's colors, pink and green.
Yards of evergreen rcpes entwined
with pink poppies hung from chande
lier to chandelier, above the doors and
around, the balcony, while the three
alcoves and the stage where the or
chestra sat, yrere banked with ever
green branches covered with the pop
pies. In front of the orchestra, in
large letters of the green and the pop
Have you a friend who has a hard cold ?
Then tell him about Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Tell him how
it cured your hard cough. Tell him why . you always keep it
In the -house. Tell him to ask his doctor about it. Doctors
have known the formul for over sixty years.
Sultana Raisins, 2 lb 15c
Good Prunes, 2 lb 15c
Santa Claus Soap, 9 bars.. 25c
Yeast Foam, package 3c
Horseshoe Tobacco, per lb 45c
Star Tobacco, per lb 45c
Monarch Gelatine, 2 pkgs. 25c
3 cans for 25c
Good Tomatoes, per doz 90c
3 cans for 25c
Early June Peas, per doz
90c, 5 cans for 25c
Citron, per lb 17c
Gold Dust. 4 lb pkg 15c
Currants, 2 pkgs 15c
"Pet "Cream, 3 large dr 6
smal cans for 25c
Pocket Cutlery in Pearl, Stag or Buf
falo handles all the Latest Patterns.
Scissors and Shears, single or in sets.
Razors, strictly AI grade in variety
Safety Razors Straps, Etc,
as you can save one-third on many
pies, appeared the name of the rlub.
The decorations were as beautiful and
artistic as have ever been used In the
With he many beautiful gowns of
the fair sex and the hundreds of pink
poppies with their dainty black cen
ters, the hall was a veritable fairy,
land. The party ojwned with a grand
march. led by Miss Gertrude Don.
nresident of the club, and H. K. Col
lins, Miss Fay Warren, chairman of.
committee and George Porter; Mis
Stella Melchoir and Dr. Dart. During
the program of waltzes and two steps,
orange frappe was served in one of
the alcoves. Ogden's orchestra fur
nished the music for the evening. The
patronesses were Mesdames West, Gil
more, Warren, Don and Stoddard.