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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 100G.
STRANGER TERRIBLY MANGLED
BY ROCK ISLAND FREIGHT
Laborer on Construction Gang
Meets Death by Accident.
BODY IS IDENTIFIED TODAY
Two Men Meet Accident
Interurban and Tri-City
RAILWAY ACCIDENTS YESTER
DAY. Krlly. killed tin Irnt-kM by
Hork Inland train.
Dennln Hyan. thrown from luter
rban car In lliur.
Kml llrnry, roodurtor. Injured
mblle trylnie rexeiie Itynn.
ABry I .a via. nlrack by train near
With the words, "I'm all right."
barely out of his mouth, a laborer
named Kelly, in attempting' to board a
Rock Island freight train at the Eigh
teenth street crossing, lost his hold,
and was ground to pieces under the
wheels of the train.
The accident occurred about 4:45
yesterday afternoon. Kelly was warn
ed by the Burlington flagman, Thomas
Linzy, that he was standing too near
the railway tracks, as the Rock Island
freight train No. o75 was moving east
and a Burlington switch train was ap
proachiug from the east. Kelly's re
ply was. "I'm all right. I'm going to i
catch this train." Flagman Linzy told
him the train was moving too fast, but
the reply was "I'm all right." and as
he said this he tried to board the
train. He caught the rod, but lost his
foothold. He held on, and half drag
ged, and half running with the train,
he crossed the street. East of the
crossing he stumbled over the dirt
piled along the track, and entirely los
ing his hold, was whirled under the
moving wheels. The trunk of hi body
was almost severed by the wheels,
his left leg was ground to a pulp, the
left arm cut off. and the right hand
mangled. In addition he received cuts
and gashes about his head, and body.
He was killed instantly.
Identified by Companion.
The body was removed to the Knox
undertaking establishment, where it
was identified this morning by Dan
Scanlon. another laborer, who was
with Kelly a short time yesterday af
rernoon between 2 and 4 o'clock. Scan
Ion said that he and Kelly had been
employed together for a few days at
Atkinson, on the steel g:tng of the
Rock Island there. He knew nothing
of Kelly's family or home, though he
understood that he came from New
York state. He gave the coroner a
number of names of members of the
crew at Atkinson, and investigation Is
being made to learn all possible aboir
Coroner Eckhart conducted an in
quest this morning, the jury hearln?
the evidence of Stephen T. Murphy of
South Rock Island, the conductor: J
S. Solomon of this city, Draneman;
'William Brashar of Peoria, brakeman
W. B. Harris of Silvis. fireman: an
Martin Cavanaugh of Silvis, the engin
eer. Testimony was also given by
Scanlon, Thomas Linzy. and A. C.
Sheesley, the barber at the Harms ho
tel. who witnessed the accident.
Wait .nt Intoxicated.
Kelly is a man of medium height and
weight, aged between 40 and 50 years.
His clothing was rough, and his gen
eral appearance indicated that he had
for some time been employed as a la
borer. There was nothing about his
person by which to Identify him. Ac
cording to Scanlon, Kelly had boon
drinking, but was not intoxicated, and
the flagman says that though Kelly
spoke as though he had been drinking,
be did not stagger.
Canebt Uet ween tar.
Contrariness on the part of Dennis
Ryan, a boozy hobo nearly caused the
death of himself and Conductor Fred
Henry cn the East Moline interurban
ia?t Vin'ng. As it was both were
br iif d up sufficiently to require sur
gical attention. Ryan boarded Henry's
car at Warner's Crossing and insisted
n sitting on the footboard. Three
times he was placed in a seat and
each time he returned to his favorite
post. The third time he did so the
car had reached the curve at Third
avenue and Twenty-third street and
Henry, noticing that a Red line car
was standing at Twenty-second street
hastened to get his recalcitrant pas
senger out of danger.
But Ryan resisted and the
result was both he and the
conductor were caught between
the cars and thrown to the ground.
Fortunately both escaped the wheels
but both suffered gashes about the
head. Henry was taken home and
Ryan was given a ride to the police
DrnjcKed I'nder Train.
Near Watertown yesterday, Affey
Lavin. a trackman attempted to crawl
under a Milwaukee train, just as it
started up. His clothes were caught
in one of the trucks and he was drag
ged some distance before the engine
was stopped. Nearly all his clothes
were torn from him and he was badly
cut and bruised. He was taken to the
Moline hospital where he received
WILL GET BOOST
Reported That Capitalists
Come to Assistance of
Union Electric Co.
TO FINANCE THE EXTENSION
Handicap of Corporation Has Been
Lack of Funds to Carry Out Orig
MORE RELIEF COMES
FOR FRISCO FUND
Cash Subscriptions Continue at Rock
Island Banks The Royal
More for the relief of the San Fran
cisco sufferers continues to evince the
disposition of the people of Rock Is
land. Cash subscriptions since yes
At Rock Island National hank:
Mrs. K. I.. Hliss $
At I't'oplcM National:
Hereto for? ut-kiiowlt.-ilKi'd :
From ill I sources
H. W. Miller, the general auditor of
the Union Electric company, who has
recently been assigned to the business
of Rock Island. Moline, and Davenport,
predicts a more successful season for
the company than it has experienced
in the past. Besides being in the em
ploy of the company he represents in
terests that are expecting to put more
money into the concern and since he
has been here he has been investigat
ing the situation for the purpose of
making, a report.
More Money Available.
One of the handicaps of this com
pany has been the lack of finances to
carry out the original plans with ref
erence to toll lines and in fact the
city business. While the other per
sons to become interested do not pro
pose to take over all of the property,
they will put in sufficient funds to
make the desired extensions and cov
er a larger territory in Iowa and Illi
nois, building lines of their own and if
possible to have working agreements
with other companies that are work
ing independent of the Hell lines. In
fact they propose to make a fight
against the Bell company for this ter
Awn II Development.
The deal for this capital has not yet
been completed, but it is expected that
It soon will be and at that time fun her
announcements of the plans will be
Change Date of Convention.
Henry C. Schaffer has returned from
Bloomington, where he attended a
meeting of the executive committee of
the Association of City Clerks and
City Attorneys. The dates of the next
meeting, which will be held In Moline.
were fixed, June 20 and 21. It was
formerly set for June 14. but the Moline
people asked for a change.
Knlr tonlKht nnd TlinrxdHT)
portunt t'liuntce lu temperature.
Contributions have been received for
the relief of San Francisco Royal
Neighbors as follows:
Mrs. Sadie Hollister, clothing: Mrs.
John O'Connor, $1: Mrs. Lena M. Bag
ley, clothing; Mrs. Grant Simpson,
clothing; Mrs. V. I'. Quayle. clothing;
Mrs. Al Burton, clothing; Mrs. Carrie
Fay, clothing; four parcels (unknown),
Others who have signified their in
tention of sending contributions wil
be called upon as soon as it is possi-;,h,,t westward to
ble to obtain means of transfer. Just ! nr"H "'ntiveiy high
at this time the moViPg of household ' ,euda by '00, and lemeinlly fair eon
goods rcuke.S it difficult to Obtain im-' ,,tlo" eentral over Nehrnnka. while
med'ate help in that line. a decided hinli preMure ovrrlleN the
. north Pacific voaxt. Owing to the ea-
EXAMS F0 HOSPITAL I""1 dplft thrH" """. fr
A 1 fCAIflA&lTC Ut l - Cnnn "ca,l""r' "llhoiit ny Important .hnnRe
CPUArt I O nCLU CliUNjIn teinperatnre. will prevail in thin 1-
jt-lnlty tonlKkt and Thurniliiy.
j J. M. SIIEHIBIt. Loral Forecaster.
With the movement of ycMcrdnyV
Mtonn center to Lake Michigan. Nlintvrm
and thiinderHtoriiiM have occurred from
the .MlnMourl and upper MImnImmI val
ley to the Atlantic coant. A haromet
rle depreMHlon that la over NOiithte
ern Colorado In nNo attended hj- (scat
tered MhotverM nuil t hiimlcrxtoruiM from
I At Cities From Which Greatest Num
ber of Applications Come Qual
I Temperature at 7 n. ni 30; at 3j30
P- " Minimum temperature In 21
Examinations for attendants in the ; ,,oi"'h. maximum, mi. itaiufaii in 21
1707 2 AVI
OUR STUDY IS TO GET THE
BEST GOODS POSSIBLE AND
SELL THEM TO YOU AT THE
LOWEST PRICES POSSIBLE.
WATCHES RECEIVE A GREAT
SHARE OF OUR EFFORTS.
WE SELECT ONLY THE
COOD FROM THE POOR AND
ONLY THE BEST FROM THE
LET US SHOW YOU THE
FOLLY OF LOOKING ELSEWHERE.
707 2 AVI
hospitals for the insane will be held
by the Illinois civil service commiss
ion the latter part of this month In
various parts of the state. Male ap
plicants bust be between the ages of
21 and 4.- years and weigh not les.-
than i5. pounds. Women should be
oeiween me ages or is and 4; years
and weigh not less than 125 pounds.
Men start at $23 per month with board,
lodging, and laundry, and women $1S
U is the desire of the commission
to conduct the examinations in at
least a dozen different cities so it is
largely dependent upon the residents
of the various cities and the districts
surrounding them as to where they
will be held. The communities pro
ducing the largest number of appli
cants will get the examinations. All
applications should be addressed tt
Joseph C. Mason, chief examiner,
TAKES DAVENPORT GAS PLANT
J. F. Porter, Representing Merging
Company, Is On Hand.
J. F. Porter, president of the Alton,
Granite City & St. Louis Traction
company, has arrived In the trl-cltles
as the personal representative of the
owners of the Trl-Clty Railway & Light
company, which has purchased the
utilities-of Rock Island. Moline and
Davenport. . He will be known as resi
dent director. Today he took over
control- of the Davenport Gas & Ebrc
tric company for the new concern. He
declined to make any announcement
of his plans for the future.
G. W. Fouts, postmaster at River
ton, Iowa, nearly lost his life ana was
robbed of all comfort, according to his
letter, which Bays: "For 20 years I
, had chronic liver complaint, which led
to such a severe case of Jaundice that
even my finger nails turned yellow;
when my doctor prescribed Electric
Bitters; which cured me and have kept
me well for 11 years." Sure cure fQr
liotiro. .(Ml InchcM.
u. in., 8 111 11 on.
elocllj- of wind at 2
LaSalle is the best coal.
Buy a horns of Reldy Bros.
Half price sale. Pru-ri-ta store.
Half price sale. Pru-ri-ta store.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Kerler Bros. your carpet cleaners.
For bus, baggage, express call Robb's.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Fiebig sharpens and repairs lawn
mowers 50 cents.
For bargains in real estate call at
817 Twenty ninth street.
Buy a Bowman lawn weed cutter at
Bennett's sporting store.
A good lawn requires a sharp lawn
mower. Take it to Fiebig.
Lowest summer prices on hard coal
at Mueller Lumber company.
Cleaning, pressing and dyeing. Pan-
Itorium. 1909 Second avenue.
Fly screens. Improved make, for Bale
at Mueller Lumber company.
Ice cream and Ice cream soda at
Peterson's. 1314 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 152C-1528 Fourth avenue.
New machines for sharpening lawn
mowers at Fleblg's, 1C17 Third avenue.
Plenty of fresh fish every day at
Aten's fish market, 1510 Second ave
Lewis' single binder, the famous
straight 5-cent cigar annual sale 8,-000,000.
See. G us Fisher Ibr terms on all
kinds of cement work. 1023 Fourth,
Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Setterdab are
the parents of a son, born 'Tuesday
The Rock Island and & Gravel com
pany has Jupt received 5 cars of Hock
ing Y,.!ey coal for domestic use.
Special meetings for the promotion
neuralgia, weakness and of self-denial and the eenerat !ntt
all stomach, liver, kidney and bladder j of the work in Rock Island will be
derangements. A wonderful tonic. At 1 conducted by Staff Captain Cowans at
Hue baivation Army hall tomorrow even-
Hart z & Ullemeyer's drug store.
Fancy Work Dept. Offers
For Thursday and till sold, 100 dainty
Porch Pillows, full size, covered with
French sateen, ruffled all round, value
75c, at just, 39c.
UVU c l nock islan D,l LL
THIRD AVENUETHROUGH TO SECOND
About 20 pieces fine Outing Flan
nels, suitable for summer shirts, paja
mas, etc., neat patterns, ISc quality,
Thursday and until sold, 10c yd.
A THREE DAYS SILK SENSATION.
pULLY 12000 yards of Silks of all descriptions will be shown on our 300 feet of silk counter
and table space. For weeks past we have been picking up all offered bargain lots of high
class dress and lining silks, with a view to this sale. The values thus obtained from manufac
turers and importers will exceed anything heretofore shown in fancy silks. The magnitude of
this silk merchandise movement will not soon be forgotten.
Commencing Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock and continuing till Saturday evening at 9 o'clock
2500 yds., 89c to $1 Silks at 49c yd
3000 Yards at 38c Yd.
J-JERE you will find 28-inch stylish rough
Tussah Pongees, in navy, Alice blue,
pink, myrtle, brown, etc., value of which is
98c yd. Plenty of stylish fancy taffetas and
Louisines for the indispensable silk shirt
waist suits. Plain Louisines, in light and
medium shades, worth 68c and 75c yd..
choice of this great collection
at the ridiculous low price of, yd
1800 yds. yard wide
TN gray, reseda, brown, myrtle, navy.
etc., fine qualities of newest fancy
taffeta weaves In the season's best color
ings, plain Failles, white and cream silks in
finest weaves, brocade fancies, broche gren
adines, pompadour taffetas in rich floral
designs, suitable for fancy waists, shirt waist
suits, coats, etc., etc.,
worth up to $1.50 yd.,
choice of all at, yd....
J-JERE you'll find scores of the best colors
of plain taffetas, changeable taffetas,
rich fancy weaves in taffetas and Louisines.
Imported Swiss Louisines in the most de
sirable light and dark plain colors, val. 98c yd.,
Cheney Bros, and other well-known makes
of satin finish foulard silks, 24 inches wide,
value 89c and $1 .00 yd., choice y4 (Tsy
of this rare lot at, yd., just . . . -Hr jC-
These three leading lots will be supplemented by other offerings difficult to enumerate.
Suffice it to say, if you have a silk want, you should attend this sale.
N. B. Owing to the extremely low prices at which these silks are offered, we must withdraw the usual guarantee.
Two Muslin Bargains
THURSDAY and Friday CAME days at 4 o'clock.
each day at 3 o'clock. fine bleached 7 l-2c
mill lengths bleached mus- muslins, mill lengths, yd.
lins. yd. 3 l-2c. 5 l-2c.
1500 yards beautiful sheer embroidery edgings. Inser
tions, corset covers and flouncings, worth up to 65c a
yard, at 19c and 25c.
rJTHE McCabe's celebrated womens' 25c hose, all
black, white split soles, and with all white feet,
best Hermsdorf fast black, double soles, heels and
toes, take all you want Thursday all day, at 18c
a pair. 2 pairs at 35c.
None to dealers. Retail only. 2 pairs 35c.
Genuine Shawknit Socks,
3 pairs, 50c,
rJTHURDAY and till sold we offer a very special
purchase of genuine Shawknit socks, all sizes
both in plain black and neat fancy styles, the regu
lar price is 25c, but we offer this one lot of 50 doz.
at 18c a pair, or three pairs for 50c.
Batn Room Fixtures
A GOOD time to fix up your bath room. We
have a fine assortment of high grade nickle
plated brass bath room fixtures, all the latest styles
in sanitary devices, at rock bottom prices. Here
are a few samples. Many others just as good.
Heavy oak bath tub seat, nicely finished, nickle plated
arms, at 25c.
Nickle plated bath tub sponge holder, adjustable to any
size tub. at 25c.
Nickle plated 18 in. towel rack, at 39c.
Sensible nickel plated toilet paper holder, at 10c.
Nickle plated tooth brush holds, for 6 brushes, at 25c.
FURNITURE, CARPETS, RUGS, MATTINGS, ETC.
JEW and attractive designs: never so fully
prepared before to supply all your wants.
Carpets and Rugs in two-toned reds and greens,
also different colors for matching up rooms in
different shades, patterns and quality.
Brussels Rugs in room size, a wide range of pat
terns and colorings, made with pretty borders, but without
miters, so they lie flat and even, almost every shade and
color suited to bedrooms, parlors, dining rooms, etc.,
prices for 9x10 1-2 feet $9.97, 9x12 feet, $16.85,
$15.00. $13.50. $12.50.
Velvet Rugs, beautifully blended colorings, closely
woven, silky finished face, very durable, 9x12 feet, $22.
Royal ilton Rugs, newest spring designs in
this high grade, best of all wearing fabrics, large selec
tion, prices to merit ready response, 9x12 feet, $34?.00
Pro-Brussels Art Squares, in exceptionally
pretty patterns for bedrooms, note the prices.
9x12 feet. $4.95; 9x10 1-2 feet. $4.45; 6x9 feet
Wilton Velvet Carpets in two toned reds and
greens with high art wide borders to match, also Oriental
and floral patterns with borders to match, prices per yard,
$1.25 to 97c,
Brussels Carpets in reds, greens and blues, also
two toned effects, with borders to match, price per yard.
97c to 45c.
Ingrain Carpets, best grade, extra super, all wool,
price per yd.. 68c to 58c.
All Wool filled Ingrains. 58c to 48c.
Columbian Ingrains. 32c to 28c.
Cottage Ingrains, 28 l-2c to 22 l-2c.
rlattings from China and Japan at wholesale or
retail. Other dealers can buy here cheaper than else
where. Thousands of yards to meet the requirements of
everyone, styles and prices are certainly Tight. A carload
to be rushed out. Was bought because new and full
grade, and yet under price.
J)RESSERS. A select line In
Mahogany and Birds Eye Maple,
Princess and regular style dressers,
prices $22.50 to $15.00.
Solid oak dressers, three large
drawers, with French bevel mirror, 20
cf them go on sale at $7.25.
Chiffoniers. Solid oak. five
large drawers, for this time $4.85.
Parlor Rockers, quartered
cak, Mahogany and Birch, saddle seat
and removable cushion, polish finish,
prices $11.50 to $3-50.
An extra nice line of mission chairs,
rockers and tables for the library or
Metal Beds. Solid brass and
enameled beds, in thoroughly depend
able makes, new designs in all stand
dard colors and sizes, pretty enameled
beds, fine selection, $4.50 to 1.25.
Massive metal beds in combination
colors with gold ornamentations or
Vernis Martin, prices $14.50 to
Brass bed, 2 inch posts and heavy
husks, extra values. $22.50.
"COLDING. reclining and adjuta-
ble go-carts, sleeping and hoed
coaches, prices up to $22.00. We
place on sale 24 folding go-carts, rub
ber tire wheels, steel handles, hand
some design, durable construction,
while they last. $1.97.
long and short
The Montn of May
Brings many Bargains
in the Ready-to-wear
COME of the choicest lines of coats
and suits become broken in size,
and the price cut is the method most
quickly adopted. These are a few
About 30 fine spring coats.
styles, every one new and well worth $7.50 to $10.00
but because the sizes and color assortments Qt
are broken, they all go at the one price, just
About 50 handsome spring coats, long and short, the
same reason makes bargains of these Sl7 7
$10.00 to $15.50 coats, at ... P
Other coat items well worth your prompt attention.
Cravenette Coats make ever useful garments
for travelling or rain, or walking coats. As a special
bargain, we show these pretty coats, 50 and 58 inch
lengths, made with flowing loose backs, or with belt
effect, tans, castor, olive or oxford,
snappy, very stylish wrap, at
i - i -
One Line of Ladies Suits
will attract marked attention.
There are probably 40 in all,
Panama "Cloths and Novelty
Mixtures, all colors and some
of the prettiest of this seasons
styles, they are mostly $16.50
and $18.00 suits, but there is a
liberal sprinkling of $19.50 and
$22.50 ones among them, this
The Dainty New Waists
blossom forth, suggestive of hot dcys to come. Varie
ty of style unmistakeably stamps this seasons waists,
the materials are sheer and fine, the embroidery done
in the best taste, and the workmanship and fit must
be superior to give the waist a place here.
We direct especial attention to the exquisite lin
gerie waists with hand embroidered fronts brought from
European Convents, priced from $8.50 to $2.95. You
cannot duplicate them in the largest cities for 1-3
more. Then there are beautiful waists of sheer fabric
with clusters of fine pin tucks and bands of finest em
broidery at $1.45 to $5.00.
We are showing a particularly good assortment of
waists, long or short sleeves, plain tucked or Cl
embroidery and lace trimmed, at an even dollar KA
:ng and each evening the balance of
Furniture, carpets, rugs and mat
tings get a sharp send oft for the next
three days at McCabe's. that will make
history on their big third floor.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
HEftT plea Bfc Mrs, Sol Levi, 736 Sev
eateeum street. Old phone west 59.
A silk sensation for the next three
days at McCabe's, which will not be
matched again for a long time, 38
cents, 49 cents, 59 cents per yard.
Dr. Biederwolf has called a meeting
of the executive committee and all
sub-committees in connection with the
evangelistic meeting at the rink this
evening at the close of the service.
The dainty new waists and the new
line of ladies' suits shown at Mc
Cabe's are causing the feminine resi
dents of this section to crowd the big
busy suit department as never before.
Fertilizer, steam dried, odorless for
lawns, gardens and farms, delivered to
any address in town at $1.50 per 100
pounds. Special price in ton lots.
Twin-City Rendering compay; 'phone
You don't need blisters, poultices,
plasters, and so on. They are out of
date. For rheumatism and every form
of pain, use .Anchor Pain Expeller.
Subdues inflammation and gives rest
to tortured nerves. 25 and 50 cents.
Miss Brandenburg has returned from
Chicago, where she attended the open
ing displays of midsummer millinery.
She brought with her a large line of
pattern hats, as well as street hats, to
gether with a beautiful assortment of
hats for misses and children.
The Plattdeutschen Schwestern will
give a big bazaar, and'dance at Turner
hall May 3, afternoon and evening. The
proceeds will be used toward the fund
for San Francisco sufferers. Admis
sion IT. cents. Gentlemen 10 cents ex
tra for dancing.
DEMOCRAT WINS AT OMAHA
James C. Dahlman is Elected Mayor
by Big Majority.
Omaha. Neb., May 2. James C.
Duhlman, democrat, was elected mayor
of Omaha yesterday over Erastus A.
Benson by a surprising majority. The
total vote, according to unofficial re
turns, was: Dahlman, 10,247; Ben
son. 7,455. making Dahlman'; plurality
2,792. The vote for the socialist candi
date was small. As rouncilmen as wall
as the others were elected at large, it
seems safe to assume that the demvl
crats have made a clran swe'p.
Smith Reelected in St. Paul.
St. Paul. Minn.. May 2. Mayor Rob
ert A. Smith, democrat, was reelected
in the municipal election yesterday,
defeating his republican opponent.
Luis O. Hoffman, by a majority whic'-i
the unofficial reiurns indicate will be
Mrs. Sue Martin, an old and highly
respected resident of Faisonia. Miss.,
was sick with stomach trouble for more
than six months. Chamberlain's Sto
mach and Liver Tablets cured her.
She says: "I can now cat anything I
want and am the proudest woman in
the world to And such a good medl
cine." For sale by all leading druggists.
All the news all the time Tie Arui