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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APHII, 20, 1903.
WTU7 A qp One Woman
iOiiHl ii Tells Another
About the Merits of the Snowball Washer is So
y - - 4
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without a successful rival. Order today. Don't wait. You don't need
to. We carry them in stock.
Allen. Mvers & Company
A Central Union Telephone
in your office Baves
times, travel. Incon
venience and expense. It brings every
one In your city, and in 23,000 other
cities, within speaking distance. It is
an infallible; business getter, and is
indispensable to the up-to-date mer
chant and professional man.
A Central Union Telephone affords yourself
all your family instant communication
with the physician, the nurse, the sur
geon, and the druggist In case of acci
dent or sudden illness. It instantly
summons the fire department in case
of conflagration, bringing assistance to
the exact location of the fire. It orders
the groceries and provisions without
leaving the house. It keeps you always
in touch with your family, no matter
where you may travel.
ASK THE MANAGER.
Our Store Should?
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ready to wear clothing in the i
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These clothes cost you no more than other rea
We cater to tnt
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tomer is the best advertisement.
We take hack goods and refund the money when ask
ed to do so without Question or protest.
We like to have people come and look around wheth
er they buy or not.
M. C. R.ICE, Prop.
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POINTS TO DANGER
:ity Constantly is Menaced
Through Absence of Mod
ern Fire Alarm.
REPORT OF CHIEF HASTINGS
Purchase of Fire Engines, and Con
demnation of Old Buildings Rec
ommended to Council.
"When the facilities for fighting fires
!n this city are considered, we should
be thankful that no fire up to the pres
ent time has assumed serious propor
tions." says Charles Hastings, chief of
'he Rock Island fire department, in his
mnual report to the city council. "I
feci safe in saying that should ever
such a thing occur, the fire department
of this city, while it would exert itself
to the utmost, wou'd be unable to meet
the emergency. It has been the ex
perience of every administration that,
while not suffering losses by fire, it
neglects to make proper provisions to
protect lives and property as it should.
At the present time this department
could not man and handle properly
more than five streams. This would
not be sufficient to control a fire of ser
ious proportions. Besides, the ques
tion of water supply must be consider
ed. Should a large fire break out in
either our business or manufacturing
districts, we would have to depend al
together fin our main pumping station
at Twenty-fourth street. In the event
of this plant breaking down at a crit
ical time, this department would be
powerless, and its best efforts would
be of little use. The only reasonable
solution of this problem is the pur
chase of a steam fire engine, and this
surely would be a step in the right di
rection, not only from a protective
standpoint, but from a sanitary point
rrd of Modern Aliirni I rued.
"You must understand that for this
department to give quick and efficient
service at fires, the first thing to be
considered must be the system of
alarm. If we get the location of the
fire properly there is no question but
that this department will respond as
promptly as circumstances will permit.
At present we have to depend on the
telephone, and experience has taught
that the telephone is not and never
can be used with any degree of cer
tainty. This department has been mis
guided and called directly away from
fires by having people become confus
ed and give the wrong location . The
telephone is an essential for business
purposes, but as a medium of trans
mitting fire alarms it has been a sad
failure. A special effort should be
made at once to install an automatic
system of fire alarm. It is most essen
tial for effective service when you con
sider that the entire city must depend
on this department for the saving of
lives and property endangered by fire.
Most assuredly you can understand the
Kreat disadvantage this department is
working under with the telephone as
the medium of alarm. I am strongly
in favor at an alarm system that will
be separate and distinct from all other
departments of the city, and it must
be that way to get results. Our sister
cities are thus equipped, and there is
no gfxd reason why this city should
not have the same equipment."
tld ItullrilngM u Menace.
"Have you even, in your travels
about tro city, noticed the increasing
number of old and dilapidated build
ings that are in fact in the very heart
of th city, acting as a menace to life
and property? It seems a shame that
such a condition should be tolerated.
It shou!d not make any difference to
what particular individuals these build
in belong. So long as they bring
revenue to their owners they will per
mil them to stand regardless of the
wishes of the citizens who desire to
see obi and unsightly structures re
moved and replaced by ones that
would be a credit to the citv. There
is an ordinance to cover this particu
lar point, and it should be strictly en
forced. The matter of granting per-
Lmission for the erection of frame- build
ings in the fire limits is one of the
most abused ordinances of the city
I would earnestly ask the council to
repeal the present ordinance and stop
further abue of this privilege. It ap
pears that th council hesitates to
draw the line.
A a I'.lert rl-nl Innprrtnr.
"While it is not my intention to ere
ate the imprtssion that all of the elec
tric wiring thai has been done in the
buildings of the city is unsafe and
faulty, the public should be protected
by the appointment of some one who
is competent to inspect and see that
the people get just what they are pay
ing for. Some provision should be
made to have the wires removed from
out of the streets in the business part
of the ciry. At present our streets
are a mass of pols and a network of
wires. This department has found It
almost impossible to raise ladders and
f.srht tins from in front of buildings
facing Second avenue. In my opinion.
-i!l wires in the district mentioned
should be placed under ground."
The chief recommends the removal
if the No. 3 company to its old loca
'ion on Twenty-sixth rtreet. In its
present lteation. on Seventh avenue
and Thirtieth street, he stares th?
company is isolated and not idtuated
so that it can do the most effective
service. The run down the hill to
fires, he states, ia dangerous. He rec
ommends the purchase of a new truck
for the Central company.
Fire l.o $33,740.
The total loss by fire during the year
was $33,749. Loss on property carry
ing insurance, $32,264; loss on prop
erty not having insurance. $1.4S5; val
ue of property involved, $257,220; In
surance on property involved. $213,650.
Fifty-four fires were put out by mem
bers of the department. Thirty-four
were subdued by water. 20 were extin
guished with chemicals, and 3' were
out when the department arrived. The
Central company responded to a total
of 84 calls. Forty-eight of the fires
were in frame buildings. 2S were in
brick buildings, two in stone buildings,
six in grass and five in rubbish heaps.
As the result of gasoline explosions
four persons were burned. Three
were Injured slightly and one, James
Carney, aged 12. fatally. The No. 2
company responded to 77 alarms, and
No. 3 to 80.
VERMEESCH IS TAKEN
TO THE REFORMATORY
Young Man Convicted of Manslaughter
Begins His Term at Pon
tiac. Sheriff W. G. Hcider left this morn
ing for the Pontiac reformatory with
Henry Vermeesch. convicted of man
slaughter, the killing of John O'Con
nor, whom he shot twice during a quar
rel in the I-eon Callewaert saloon, in
East Moline. last November. Ver
meesch was employed as bartender in
the saloon. He was indicted for mur
der, but the jury found him guilty of
manslaughter. A new trial was denied
by Judge W. II. Gest. It is likely that
an appeal will be taken to the supreme
court on a writ of error. Vermeesch is
20 years of age. The penalty for man
slaughter is from one to 2o years. He
was sentenced under the indeterminate
Eli Mosenfeldcr is In Sterling on
It. L. Poster, division superintendent
of the C. B. & Q. is in Rock Islanc
today ftom Galtsburg.
Dr. I. C. Frey, of Chicago, is visiting
at the home of his uncle, T. J. Dona
hue. on Eighth avenue.
James Carl is moving his family this
week into their beautiful new home.
!25 Twenty-third street.
H. E. Cast eel arrived home last even
ing from Chicago. While there h
was severely ill for two days.
Whitman Hart, of this city, a senior
at th? University of Illinois. Monday
passed the examination before the
state board of architecture at Spring
field, .itid received his license as an
architect. Mr. Dart's'graue was 85 li.
an unusually high standing. The high
est grade ever made in an examination
in Illinois was SS. Mr. Dart will grad
uate from the university in June.
The ladies of the First Baptist
church will serve their monthly coffee
in the church parlors tomorrow evening
at S o'clock. There will be a short
program. The gentlemen as well as
the ladies have been invited to attend.
The Ladies' Aid society of Broad
way Presbyteriau church will meet to
morrow aftermion at 2 o'clock with
Mrs. J. K. Scott. in;:s Twenty-first
The members of Rock Island Com
niHtii:y, No. IK. will hold the last ot
their series of parties, at Masonic
temple May 3. There have been sit
parties during the winter, and they
have proved very enjoyable for the
members. Ogdn's orchestra is to fur
nish the music. Refreshments will be
served during the evening.
BURY P0PP1S TOMORROW
Services Over Murdered Man to Be
Held at Wheelan's.
The remains of James Poppis. the
Greek who wa murdered at the tail
race Monday morning, have been turn
ed over to his friends in this city. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow
morning at lu o'clock from the Whee
lan undertaking parlors. Burial will
be at Chippiannock. The services wili
be conducted by a priest of the Greek
church, from Chicago. He will arrive
in the city this evening.
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DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the fa
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One Minute Cough Cure contains not
in atom of any harmful drug, and it
has been curing coughs, co'.ds, croup
and whooping cough so long that it has
proved itself to be a tried and true
friend to many who use it. Sold by
Serious Stomach Trouble Cured.
I was troubled with a distress in my
stomach, sour stomach and vomiting
"pells, and can truthfully say that
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
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Laingsburg, Mich. For sale by all
STILL IS MYSTERY
No Light on Death of Bert Chris
ty, Found Killed at
HIT BY WHEEL PROBABLY
This Theory is Presumed in the
Verdict of the Coroner's
No evidence w-as adduced at the in
quest conducted yesterday afternoon
jy Coroner I V. Eckhart , throwing
my furiher light on the circumstances
-indcr which Bert Christy, night engi
neer ?t the Union Malleable Iron
vorks. East Moline. met death.
'The only on.s who gave testimony
vere John Swanson. nigh? watchman.
-ho found the body of Christ, and Dr.
I. E. Long, of East Moline, who pro
i ounce l him dead, having been called
mme.liately after the discovery of the
)ody. The verdict of the jury was
hat Christy's death was caused by a
Tracture in the skull, presumably in
flicted by the fly wheel of the engine
ver which he had charge.
Foul riny anil Suieldr Siiggtrntrtl.
There is nothing to indicate
either foul play or suicide,
although both theories have been
advanced. There were two wounds
n the head. the fracture and
i cut. Christy was lying dead on the
"oor when Swanson, in his round of
duty, happened through the engine
ooni at 10 o'clock Monday night.
In has been intimated that Christy
night have fallen asleep and fallen
aver against the rapidly revolving
vheel. but as there was no witness to
;he accident, if such it was. there will
ilways remain :oubt as to how the un
fortunate man came to his death. He
vas St) years c.f age and single. His
tome is on Ninth street. East Moline.
GYMNASIUM SEASON ENDS
Xmusing Contest at the Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. gymnasium season
"losed last evening with the annual
rxhibiMcn by the members of the var
The events of the evening were all
rarried out in perfect form, ami the
results of a hard season's training un
der the direction of the physical di
ector. L. C. Earl. The most interest
ng and amusing event of the evening
.vas the basketball game between the
Hayseeds and the Hoboes. The Ho
wes. McDonal 1. Hogsett. Richardson.
McManus and Imhoff, were a pictur
esque lot. They had the appearance
f real "knights of the road." The
Hayseeds, Linderholm, Means, Iem
!erg, Ieinhard and Grotgan, well rep
resented their name. The Hoboes won.
The blind boxing exhibition between
Lemberg and Linderholm was a comi
cal event. The two participants,
blindfolded, for some time landed (in
the atmosphere vigorously, till they
found their bearings. The event was
witnessed by a largo audience.
The Y. M. C A. gymnasium men will
be given a banquet May 9, at the asso
FREIGHT CARS GROUND
UP NEAR PR0PHETST0WN
Flange Breaks in Rounding Curve
on the Burlington No
One of the worst freight wrecks
which the Burlington has sustained in
some time occurred yesterday three
fourths of a mile west of Prophets
town, on the ("linton-.Mendota branch
of the line. Eleven cars of a freight
train left the t-ack and nine of thesf
were reduced to kindling wood. For
Innately no on-; was injur.'d. the train
crew escaping injury. Nearly a sixth
of a mile of ttack was destroyed by
The train was moving around the
curve when a flange of one of the
wheels broke a:id the car was derailed
lragging others with It. The air brakes
Wf,rf, set. the hose parting, and th
sudden setting of the brakes caused
the cars to pile up in a huge heap
grinding many of them to pieces. Font
cars in the center of the train remain
ed on the tra:k and three near the
way car. But two of the cars which
left it were saved, a refrigerator, and
a tank car.
The wreckers from Aurora and
Galesburg were summoned but the de
bris was not removed till tKlay. Traf
fic continued, the trains taking a side
track around the wreckage.
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Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenings,
phone West 514. New Telephone 6011.
Notice to Horse Owners.
We have for s;ile lint;, hardwood shav
ings, especially suitable for bedding I'l ice
ii." cents per loail, at our factory. No re
strictions as to si. of loads.
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Telejih'Mi- W. 1VL. Filth St , Itf'wil J I and :M Ave
A RED FOX FOR L0NGVIEW
Gift of Joseph Holzhammer May be
Starter For Zoo.
Jos'p.i HoIzhaniTii'T has presented
to ' omiiiis'-iotier (. F. Oactjer to te
placed in lyjrsview park, a fine r"d
lox. Mr Oaetj.-r is arraniii lo build
a den lor thu animal near the north
end of the grounds. The fox. wi'h a
immbrT of raccoons that have been
promi.vd, it is hoped will form the
neucle-is of a small z-h which will
greatly add to th- iiit resting features
of the popular outing place.
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