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.THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1905.
Something for Easter
There is a tradition to the effect
that luck attends the wearing of
something new on Easter Sunday.
Especially for this occasion have
we provided a line of dainty and
useful novelties. Nothing could be
more appropriate as an Easter gift
than a beautifully Jeweled cross.
We have them set with turmalines;
different colors, and not expensive.
Besides bead neck chains, neck
laces, brooches, stickpins, new, fin
ished in gold and silver. It's a
pleasure to even show our goods.
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You will if you trade with us,
because our goods are of the best
quality, snd prices lowest. Spe
cials for this week:
large, bright fancy Lemons,
California Navel Oranges.
sweet, per dozen 18c
Figs, new stock, packages
Fancy mild Cream Cheese.
Macaroni, a good quality, per
Van Camp's Cream, large
Baked liciins, U-lb. can, 3
CJood Sugar Corn. 3 cans
Tomatoes, solid pack. 3 cans
Sardines, in oil. 0 cans
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5 ALL THE NEWS ALT. THE O
D TIME THE AKi.LS. O
Loot Motive of Murderous At
tempt to Wreck Rocky
ON AN 80-FOOT EMBANKMENT
Train Passes Over at Rate of Sixty
Miles an Hour Termed
Des Moines, Iowa, March 22. One
arrest was made today in connection
with the Rock Island wreck at Home
Head yesterday. The officers refuse
o divulge names.
There are few clews to the identity of
he person who caused the derailment
of the Rocky Mountain Limited, on
:he Rock Island road, early yesterday
norning, near Homestead, Iowa, in
vhich Engineer Al Hotchkiss, of this
city. Fireman A. J. Smith, of Moline.
md others, were injured, but none fat
ally, it is thought. However, the rail
road detectives are at work on the
ase, and there may be arrests before
the end of the week.
The murderous attempt to wreck the
passenger occurred near a culvert,
jver a tiny stream. The entire train,
with the exception of the hind trucks
if one car went over an embankment
SO feet high. The train consisted of
:he engine, tender, combination mail
and baggage car. three sleepers and
wo chair cars.
The engine, spurred beyond the ab
itnt rail by its impetus, carried the
hole train practically beyond the
inV.y below. It took the coached
icross at a rate of CO miles an hour,
md then leaped down the embank
rent. 1'nuior Turin Someritault.
Plowing its nose into the slippery
Jirt. it turned a sommersault, but
went sliding on downwards, landing
without the terrific force that might
ave been expected, at the bottom of.
the embankment. The mail ami ban
,;ige car, and the two sleepers fol
lowed it with equally diminished
I eed. the course along the muddy!
!i;ii.side serving to prevent a sudden
jlunge, the toboggan being slow ami
.teady. This fact, together with the
fact that p.'rts of three other cars re
mained at the head of the hill, brcak
':;r. the shock and the force of the
tie.-cent, suggests why the entire six
c:;rs did not land In a frightful heap1
at the bottom of the embankment in a
the cars that remained
As it was
near the track were saved a sonier-
sault. with tragic consequences. One
car Htopjed hanging over the embank
ment; another with its end six
fet t over the embankment, and the
sixth, with its head end off the track,
and the rear trucks resting therein.
ItUMltirtllr IJmiI I'ruved.
Evidence of the dastardly deed that
caused the wreck was discovered, as
soon as the screaming women and the
agitated men were able to clamber out
of the cars and search, by the aid of
glimmering lanterns, for the cause of
The bolts had been drawn out of the
connection plate that unites the rails.
Thereafter, with startling delibera
tions, the assassins had replaced the
nuts on the bolts and had laid the
bits of metal at the side of the rails.
The spikes had been drawn out of the
tiei in cne place, a forked crowbar
having been used evidently.
The rail's end, where the parting
from the connection plate might have
been visible, had been covered with a
newspaper. This paper. Fireman
Smith saw, just before the pilot struck
the track that had been tampered
v.-.th. The first shock told the men in
the engine that disaster was impend
ing, and the fireman declared that
there had been a deliberate attempt
to wreck the train at that .point. Be
fore he or Engineer Hotchkiss could
do a thing, however, the train was
tearing along the track, ripping rails
and ties into the air. The fireman
them by the
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Is not this long, unbroken history of success
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AVER'S SARSAPARIttA-For th biOOd. ATERS PTLIS- For ecctlvtioa.
At'Ut'8 ca&iLkT PfcCTOKAiF Cwfct.
leaped and escaped with minor injur
ies. Uravfrj- uf Enslarrr.
With splendid bravery. Engineer
Hotchkiss stuck to hi3 post, putting on
Then, down the embankment, still
occupying hi3 post in the engine, he
whirled. After issuing from the' en
gine. Hotchkiss, it is said, was not
partiemarly hurt, but he was dazed
and half crazed. Accordingly, ne
dashed back to his engine, plunging
htadforemost into the issuing streams
of steam. Thus he was cruelly scald
ed, after once escaping from the peril
that his fortitude had incurred. The
engineer and fireman say had the en
gine gone 10 feet further, before it
leaped from the track. It would have
been far enough past the culvert to
have dragged the entire train in one
sudden heap down the terrible em
One car only was in a condition or
a place to make travel possible, after
hours of labor by the wrecking crew.
The coach that rested largely upon the
tracks, as above noted, was bumped
back into place, and the injured were
put upon it. after receiving treatment
at the hands of the surgeons.'
Motlie I BkDon n .
The motive of the desperadoes is un
known, but it is supposed to have
been looting. It is thought that they
sought to hurl the entire train into thc-
streamlet beneath the culvert, or down
the eastern edge of the embankment.
and then, in the darkness and tumult
rob all the passengers, dead and dying.
itrnu.u i.iui me ira:n. 9fl
t I r-TT 1 r. 1 lift .. ..1 1 1 . 1 . I
wiiii-o uui u: Buuui nave uasneu
down the abutments before reaching
a spot at all near the point it really
reached. As it was, with the excep
tion of the cars noted, that remain on
the cast side of the culvert the major
portion of the train crossed the cui-
ert. and went to ruin on the east sid-.
of the structure and the south side
f the tracks.
Clinton Team to Reorganize.
The Clinton Independents will soc;
Ugi.i assembling for f.m season undei
.lie same management as last year.
The lirst game will be played in thai
! pr.l 2J. Among a number of
.1 Three-Eye league men mentioned
a.s being in prospect for this year
ti-;i.: , are Wanner. Rock Island's ltl
fiel.ler, who is expected to go to Clin
ton in the event of his failure to make
Rcpo.-i Next Sunday.
.n.;::a;t i rf.t i- v r an 1 l.a- OlHeretl t:e
jUicjitur tej.j:; in r.p.nt nc:;t Sunday,
l.ewee. a shortstop who has had a vnr
ied career in lia.se In' II and played last
year w:t'i Kansas City and Mil.va.i
kee, is i.n McKurland's string.
Har.lon Signs for $9,000.
.New York, March L'2. The trouble
in the Brooklyn baseball club over the
reduction of Manager Edward Han
K!i s salary has .been patched up.
It an Ion has had a con fall: with Presi
d-.nt Ebbets in Washington late Mon
day night, and signed a eon'ract
which will expire Oct. 15, at a salary
or i'mii ami no reserve clause. It is
understood I anion, will not manage
the Brooklyns after this ye;.r. He
went to Lancaster. Pa., today.
Major League is Defied.
Los Angelc-s, Cal., March 22. Not
withstanding all reports to the con
trary. Harold Chase, the young I ah
Angeles first baseman, who was draft
ed by the New York American league
team management, is now in Is An
geles engaged in practice with the
local team. Manager Morley of the
Los Angeles club said that Chase yes
terday signed a contract with him to
play here during the coming season
and that Chase positively would not
renew negotiations with the New Yorl
Americans. Chase was drafted by
Manager Clark Griffith, and his case
has been causing a great deal of com
ment in the press, the eastern mag
nates being inclined to hinge the en
tire question of drafting players on
this particular p!ayer. Manager Mor-
U'e wish you would
feel perfectly free to
write the Doctor tt
any time. Ask him
anything you wish
to know about your
bair. You will ob
tain the best medical
advice free, and no
one will see your
letter but the Doctor.
Dr. J. C. Ayer,
Testimonials? We can furnish
thousand. Here is one :
ATEit'S AGUE CCfc-E-tot mtivu lad t?e.
BERTH GIVEN HIM
ppointmenc of H. S. Cable to
Superintendency of Cen
IS ANNOUNCED IN CHICAGO
Number cf Changes in Officials is
Locked For First of
Report current for weeks in local
railroad circles that 11. S. Cable is to
be appointed general superintendent
of the central district of the Rock Isl
and road, succeeding II. J. Slifer. re
signed, has reached Chicago, and is
printed in the Tribune of this nioin
ng. While the understanding is that Mr.
Cable is to be given the iosition. of
ucial announcement has not yet been
made, and will not be. it is said, until
the latter part of the month, when
there will be a number of tuber impor
tant change effective April 1.
In the event of Mr. Cable's transfer
of the central district, which will nec
essitate his removal of residence from
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he is now
stations as general superintendent of
the northern district, it is said that
I B. Allen, superintendent of the
i:iimii. ,u.;u; :, h.in,,,,,
Itock Island, will be promoted to the
vancancy in the northern district, and
that H. P. Greenoug'a. now suoerin
undent of the Cedar Rapids division,
will be transferred to the superintend
?ncy of the Illinois division.
To Important on Syalrm.
The central district is the most im
portant of the four districts in which
the Rock Island system is divided, as
it includes the four main line divis
ions from Chicago to Denver. H. S
Cable, as is generally known to tht
people C)f this city, where he was rear
ed, is the son of R. R. Cable, form."
.hairman of the executive board of the
Rock Island road.
While the son is gaining his spurs
in the railroad world entirely on his
own merits, still It is manifest tha'
'lis transfer to the superintendency o?
the central district, indicates the gain
ng of control of the Cable interests
n the road, and the effort to place its
management in hands that will r?tvrt
t to the conservative and liberal basis
f operation on which formerly it wa3
"omlucted. Mr. Cable never was in
accord with the i-Jca of ai'ow'ng 1 1'
road to get in the control of Wall
OIHt-lnlM on InMpfc-llun Tour.
J'riday afternoon a specjal train
icr.rlng President' U. L. Winchei;, Sec
ond Vice President John S. Stevens,
ind Third Vice President W. H. Bid
lie will arrive here over the Rock
Island from Chicago. The officials
will remain in the city uutil evening.
They will make a tour of inspection of
the whole system.
ley said today he had signed Chase
v.ith the understanding that war had
leen declared between the American
league and the class "A" minor
Results in Checker Tourney.
Boston. Mass., March 22 The
Americans broke even with their Brit
sh opponents in the sixth day's play
if the international checker tourna
aient, winning five of the ten games
won. Yesterday's winners on the Brit
ish team were: Searight, Buchanan,
Halliwell. R. Jordan, and Morall. The
American winners were: Denvir, who
iefeated Morrall twice; Horr, who de
feated Hind twice; and Barker. The
features of yesterday's play were
Horr's wins from Hynd in single corner
side games and Barker's failure to
vin from Gardner in the evening play,
when the former had an opportunity
to take two men for one. Total score:
Britishers, 45; Americans, 24; drawn.
A. Ryan Gets the Decision.
Hot Springs. Ark., March 22. Ref
3ree Mulligan awarded Adam Ryan a
decision over Maurice Sayers after 20
rounds of varied fighting at Whitting
ion park. The decision met with a
storm cf disapproval. Sayers appear
ed to have had much the better of the
fighting after the sixth round and to
many it seemed as if a draw would
have been a rank injustice to the Mil
waukee boy. Both fighters began at a
slow pace, but in the sixth they warm
ed up and in a sharp rally Ryan
caught Sayers with a left swing to
the jaw and followed quickly with a
right, which cut Sayers over the eye
and made the claret flow from his
nose, sayers was groggy, lie recov
ered quickly and from the seventh on
to the 15th used a straight left jab
to good advantage, finishing each
round with a slight shade. The next
three rounds found both men weak.
riyan continually holding. The last
two rounds were of the slambang or
der. Sayers finished much the rtrong-j
Jimmy Gardner Whips Sieger. X
Boston, Mass., March 22 Jimmy O
Gardner got the decision over Charley
Sieger In a 15 round bout at the Dong
las A. C. in Chelsea last nh,nt. Card
per had the lead from the start.
Britt a Faker. jg
San Francisco. Cal.. March 22. -Billy O
Nolan, Battling Nelson's n.anatr, yes
teriay made a statement which casts rj
i cloud upon the fairness and f!?ht- y.
ng ability of Jimmy Britt. Nolan o
I says it ic nut Lecausi Brit; wisies to
1 ,s -'- tv;- tv- .lv-.
, c .v -i
.vn,ll' f,. lLtfl-u,il iUjlLil..LMliv.a
light for the international champion
ship that he is sidestepping Nelson,
but simply because the latter refuses
to "lay down" to him. "It is not the
bonus that is standing in the way of
the Xelson-Britt fight," said N'olan.
"but it is for no other reason than that
tLie 'Battling' Dane declines to May
lovn' to Britt. Before the forfeits
'.vere posted and prior to the terms of
the agreement being tallied over Wil
'io Britt came to me and said: 'You
know, Billy, this match will have to be
fxed up for us before we sign any arti
Jimmy can't afford to take any
-bailees, and Nelson will have to agree
to quit or else there will not be any
fght as far as the Britts are concern-
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the wisdom of making early selections for their
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pl To Chicago
Bock Island fast through trains from West, North
t ami Southwest roll Into Chicago all dav lonsr. Two
come all the way from California via HI Paso; four come
from Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo via Omaha or
Kansas City; two come from Texas via Fort Worth and
Wichita; two come from Minneapolis and St. Paul via
Albert I.ea and Cedar Itapids.
Bock Island rails resound with the hum of t ta flit:
Itock Island service is progressive, up-to-date, satisfac
tory. We are in the "travel business" and we solicit
your patronage eonfnlen: ly. Time table folder on recpiest.
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Rock Island, III.
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