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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH 14, 1908.
IS HIT BY TRAIN
Ellis Rathburn, Aged 68, is Run
Down by Rock Island Freight
in the West End.
WAS WALKING ON TRACKS
Engineer Unable to Stop Cars in Time
to Prevent Tragedy Resident
Here 28 Years.
Will take place Monday, when T. J.
O'Brien becomes chief clerk at the
local freight office of the Rock Island,
and John Taylor, now inspector in
Davenport for the Milwaukee and the
Burlington roads, will become inspec
tor on this side. II. N. Graves, inspec
tor at Silvis, will succeed Mr. Taylor.
F. T. Herron will hold the position of
inspector in Silvis under direction of
TWO LITTLE CHILDREN
ARE BEFORE COURT
Ellis Haihburn of this city, aged C7
years, was hurled to death at 8 o'clock
this morning, when he was run down
near the Sixth avenue crossing,
near First street, by a Bock
Island freight train bound for
Peoria. His left foot was severed com
pletely from the leg, the right foot
was badly crushed, and he sustained
many severe bruises.
Mr. Rathburn lived in a houseboat
about a block from the oil cloth fac
tory, with his son. About 7 o'clock
this morning he left for a short walk
up town, as was his custom. As the
train rounded the slight curve near
the saw mill, the engineer, who could
not see on account of the curve, was
warned ef the presence of some one
on the track by a shout from the head
brakeman. The engineer threw on the
emergency brakes and the train was
brought to a stop in about 80 feet, b it
not in time to prevent a tragedy. The
pilot of the engine struck Mr. Jtalh
burn, and he was hurled to the right
of the track. His dothiug caught in
the cylinder rod and he was swuiit
umk'r the front truck, the wheels pass
ing over his ankles. He died almost
immediately from the shock of the ac
cident. lflqll-Mt In llrlil.
The inquest was held at the Knox
undertaking rooms "at 10 o'clock this
morning by Coroner Eckhart. The
members of the crew of the train were
all called upon to tell what they knew
of the accident. The engineer account
ed for his failure to see the man be
cause of the curve in the tracks at
that point; the fireman was shoveling
coal at the time; and the conductor
was in the caboose. The head brake
man was the only one who saw the
old man before he was. struck. Tiv:
crew of the train fay ths' the bed
was ringing and that the engineer had
Just whistled for the crossing. , Mr.
Rathburn was walking in the same di
rection the train was going, and evi
dently did not hear the warning.
The train was In charge of Conduc
tor J. I,. Moak of Peoria. The engi
neer was I,. Sherwood, also of Peoria.
At the time of the accident the train
was moving at the rate of ahou six
or seven miles an hour.
The j'iry consisting of E. Rrcin. C.
Goff, George I.amont. Robert Kerscli.
C. L. Grove and II. Kenney found that
the deceased had met death by being
struck by a train on the Rock Island
I.lveil llrrr 2S -iin.
Mr. Rathburn was born in pennnyl-
vania in the year IS 10. He had re
sided in this county for the last L'S
years. He was employed at Deere
& Co.'s factory for nearly 15 years.
Five sons and two daughters survive
liim, William Reuben. Ed, John and
Joe Rathburn, and Mrs. Viola Percy
and Mrs. Amelia Marks of Moline.
Three brothers also survive, Michael
of this city, Horace of Chicago, and
another in Pennsylvania. A sister re
sides in Kansas City.
A Petition to Declare Them Depen
dants Is Being Heard Before
Judge R. W. Olmsted.
County Judge R. W. Olmsted is this
afternoon hearing the petition to de
clare Buelah Minks and Clarence Cat
mann, infant children, dependants.
These children were placed in the
care of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rennet of
Moline. Their condition was recently
investigated by the state charity vis
itor. Miss Gallagher, and they were
located and brought back here from
Paridon. 111., by a deputy sheriff.
Sarah Ann White of Coe was de
clared insane in the county court yes
terday afternoon and commjtted to the
Watertown hospital by Judge Olmsted.
ARE ON HAND AGAIN
Central Union Telephone Rep
resentatives in Conference
With City Officials.
REJECTED ORDINANCE BOBS UP
Reported Be Framing a New Prop
osition A Question as to .
M. F. Archer, secretary and treas
urer of the local branch of the Order
of Railway Conductors, received word
this morning of the death at Los An
geles, Cal., of Samuel Birchard, the
well known Rock Island passenger
conductor.. Mr. Birchard with his wife
left for California last Monday morn
ing in hopes of building up his shat
tered health. The deceased was born
in Canada and was 51 years of
age. He was one of the old
est and most popular conductors on
the Rock Island road. His run was
between Rock Island and Omaha, and
Roil; Island had been his home for
many years. r He leaves with his wife
three childrm, Mrs. H. H. Paulsen
and Mrs. C. A. Liitt, both of this city,
and S. C. Birchard of Corcoran, CI.,
ard two sisters. Mrs. J. Wright and
Mrs. Roland of Kellogg, Iowa, and
one brother, Eugene Birchard. "'he
body will lr shipped east at once the
interment taking place at Kellogg,
C. H. Rottger of Springfield, division
superintendent, of the Central Union
Telephone company in charge of the
Illinois lines outside of Chicago, and
T. J., Brown of Galesburg, district su
perintendent, are in the city today,
for the purpose of continuing 'the ne
gotiations between the city and the
company. The representatives of the
company, who h in the last two
weeks been here several times on a
like mission, today met the mayor and
city attorney and the members of the
ordinance and finance committee of
the city - council.
It is understood that the company
first made another effort to secure the
sanction by the city of the oft re
jected ordinance which has not been
heard from now for about a year, and
this being rejected, it is about to offer
Motive iot lloally Knonu,
It does not appear clear whether the
company is really proposing to be
good now, or whether this is merely
a move inspired by a desire to defeat
the effort of the Central Union's rival,
the Union Electric company, to secure
an amended franchise.
Nothing is given out as to the char
acter of the proposition offered to the
city as yet.
IS THE GAME BAD?
Plans for Installing 'Pool and
Billiards at Y. M. C. A.
Raise a Protest.
ACTICN IS RECONStDERLO
Employes Are Shifted.
A general shifting around in the of
ficers of the Western Railway Weigh
ing association and inspection bureau
Mrs. Zach Einfeldt.
Mrs. Zach 'Einfeldt, who died Thurs
day evening at her home on the river
road five miles east of Moline, was
born April ?, IS 10, in Ohio. She came
to Moline with her parents when 8
years of age, and had resided in the
county since that time. She was mar
ried to Mr. Einfeldt April It, 1SS0.
She is survived by two children, How
ard and Miss Elizabeth Einfeldt, both
at home. The funeral will be held at
2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Dies of Injury.
Peter Marx of Rapids City died
Thursday as a result of an accident
which he encountered last Monday
night. He fell eft a bridge, the ex
istence of which he was not aware of.
He fell 15 feet and injured his spine.
His widow and two children survive
Neighbors of Island City camp. No.
300, M. W. A., are requested to attend
the funeral of Neighbor W. J. Lucas
from the. late residence in South Rock
Island near Cente.- station at 9:30 a.
m. Sunday. By order.
D. H. SMITH. Consul.
R. HELPENSTELL, Clerk.
Board Will Determine as to New
parture at Its Session Next
ly conducted here, but the sentiment
is that the associations are not good
for immature boys.
HIGH SCHOOL TRIMS
TEABI FROM LYONS
Basketball Game Ends With
to 20, Iowa Boys Being
The local high school basketball
team met the team from Lyons yes
terday afternoon and the result was
an overwhelming defeat for the Iowa
aggregation, to the tune of 72 to 20.
The first half ended 32 to 8. All of
the Rock Island boys seemed to be
able to make baskets almost at will
and the spectators had to get their
money's worth in watching Captain
Liitt, Voss and Brcnnan throw
The high school played with the
usual line-UQ, Brennan'at center, Liitt
and Voss forwards, and Streckfus and
The boys from Lyons came down
on the I. & I. in the afternoon and re
turned immediately after the game.
Miss Emily Anderson left at noon
today for Chicago.
The Misses Ada and Lucile Swezey
of Marengo, Iowa, who have been the
guests of Miss M. Agnes Twomey of
G25 Forty-third street for several
w'eeks, have returned 1o their home.
George Henry received word today
from Mrs. Henry at San Anionic,
Texas, that their daughter, Mrs. Lee
Shannon, - whose iilness called Mrs.
Henry to her side, is somewhat im
proved. Bernard McHugh, past grand regent
of the Royal Arcanum, returned this
afternoon to his hom' in Chicago, after
a brief visit in the city. He addressed
the local members of the society last
WANTS A BIG SUM
Mrs. Mary Pickup Files Damage
Suit Against Saloonkeeper
. . for Selling to Boy.
SEEKS TO RECOVER $10,000
Mrs. Elizabeth Hardin Institutes $20,
000 Case Against Moline Argu
ments Ended. ,
The only Baking Powder made
with Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
made from graues
Insures healthful and
delicious food for every
nome every day
Safeguards your food against
. altttn an A nJincnhiffi nf I
Would the playing of pool and bil
liards at the Y. M. C. A. endanger the
morals of the young men and boys
who belong to the association? Or
would it be placing an innocent game
under Christian influence? These are
tne questions which the board of direc
tors of the Y. M. C. A. will try to de
cide at its meeting Monday evening.
After practically deciding to install
billiard and pool tables the board has 1
found it necessary to reconsider its
decision because of protest from a
few church workers and ministers of
The board favored the project be
cause it was thoug'i. 'hat by having
the tables the boys would not find it
necessary to go lo pool halls to sat
isfy their desire for the gam Since
different efforts had , failed to keep
the youths of the city out of the places
where these games are played the
board had decided that the next best
pthing is to give them the game and
at the same time the influences of the
Y. M. C. A. It is a recognized fact
that the members who enter about,
the time they are of high school age
soon regard "shuffle board," "box ball"
and "31" as too "tame" for their
growing Meas and the consequence
s that they soon cease to be mem
bers of the association. Then the
proper place to hunt for them is in a
place where pool and billiards are
Not finnir, nut 1'Tare.
The younger members of the asso
ciation are unanimous in their desire
for the tables and many of the Qlder
ones agree with them. One nromi
nent member expressed his views on
the subject in these words: "I am
strongly in favor of putting the pool
and billiard tables into the Y. M. CT
A', for this reason: it will furnish the
hoys with what they want, and will
show people that it is not the game
which should be fought against but
the influences which at present sur
round it." The officials of the Y. M.
k . A. favor the , installation of the
tables but say that the sentiment of
the ministers and church people must
rule since they are the ones on whom
the association depends, for support.
x Opponnl by MlnUtrrn.
The ministers seem firmly opposed
to the idea, on the grounds that it is
the game which exerts the evil in
fluence and that the mere presence of
tables at the Y. M. C. A. would not
only fail to keep the boys away from
the pool and billiard halls but would
increase their desire to frequent those
places, and serve as an education for
the pool rooms later.
Board to Act.
It is now a matter for the board to
take decisive action upon at ihe
meeting Monday night and at present
it seems that the movement has about
received a death blow through the on-
position of the ministers.
There is no charge that the pool
rooms and billiard halls are Improper-
Local Option Notices.
A woman's mass meeting will bo
held in Broadway church 3 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. Address by Rev.
V. S. Marquis, "Ji.st What Does Ixical
Option Mean?" Special music by
male quartet. Special matters for con-
fciuciauon oi me women;- iet every
woman interested in the t ause or who
wants to understand it come.
A mass meeting of men will be held
in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium Mon
day evening, March 1C at 8 o'clock.
L. R. llorton, district 'superintendent
of Anti-Saloon league.' 'will speak.
Next Sunday will' be; observed as
young pcople'sjocal option day. There
will be a union meeting .'of; ,all young
people's societies, at . the,. Memorial
I Christian church at 2:30 o'clock, nr.
Charles A. Moore of the Edwards Con
gregational church, Davenport, will be
A local option meeting will be held
at the Second Christian church tomor
row evening. H.. A. Weld will be the
speaker of the evening.
Program at Roller Rink for Next Week.
Monday night, no skating.
Tuesday, Irish music and a souvenir
Thursday, grand masquerade, $50 in
Ladies free Wednesday afternoon
and Friday evening.
Claiming $10,000 damages because
August C. Hanson, a saloon keeper,
sold liquor to her minor son, Benja
min, Mrs. Mary E.. Pickup has institu
ted a suit for that amount in the cir
cuit court. This is the first case of
this character in the Rock Island
courts. Harry McCaskrin represents
.Moll no in Sard.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hardin has filed a
suit for $20,000 against the city of Mo
line, for personal injuries alleged to
have been sustained in a fall some
months ago on a sidewalk at Ninth
avenue and Twenty-eighth street, Mo
line. B. F. Peek and C. E. Dietz are
the attorneys for Mrs. Hardin.
A bill for divorce has been filed by
Mrs. Clara Gross against her husband.
Charles Gross, on a charge of deser
tion. They were married Aug. 2, 1S99.
at Clear Lake, S. D., and Mrs. Gross
charges that ner husband deserted her
Sept. 1. 1901.
Judge Graves today heard evidence
in the case of Ralph Lamphere against
Mrs. Lizzie Lamphere, and took the
case under advisement.
Mrs. Mary Wheat has filed a bill for
divorce from her husband, James P.
Wheat, charging drunkenness. They
were married in this city July 3, 1900.
II. M. McCaskrin represents Mrs
The -.arguments in the prohibition
case in the circuit court were con
cluded late yesterday afternoon, . and
Judge Graves took the question under
advisement until he can review some
of the. authorities quoted by the at
torneys, on the many legal questions
involved in the hearing. A decision
will probably be given the early part
of the week. Th- entire matter pre
sented in the application for a writ
igainst the city clerk, has been re
viewed before the judge, and argu
ments on both sides have been pre
sented at length on the question of
the propriety of the proweedins
sought to be taken; whether the bill
filed makes a prima facia case ' suffi
cient to warrant a rule on the city
clerk to show cause why a writ should
not be issued against him,;, and as to
the constitutionality of the local op
tion law. The discussion has been
thorough and complete, and a great
number of authorities have been cited
on each side. In vew of the appioach
of the time when the ballots must be
posted, the decision will not be un
U j J)
Thai Long Face
Won't pay your bills and won't help
your indigestion or increase your pop
ularity. Forget it and cheer up!
If vour trouble is financial "shorts,"
exercise a little common sense and
get enough money of us to help you
out of your difficulty.
It's easy for any person of honest
intentions to borrow of us. and it's
easy to repay us, too, by our modem
and convenient plan, made to suit the
means of the borrower.
Call and let us tell you what we can
do for you today. Amounts advanced
from $10 upwards. We are reliable,
fair and square in our dealings and
we (quote the lowest rate and the eas
iest terms in the city. We would like
an opportunity to prove what we say.
New phone 241.
MITCIIKI.L, A I.YM1K I1I.OCK,
Room 3St o-k Inlnnd.
ORlrr bourn. H n. m. to O . m.. and
Saturday KvnlngN. Trlrnhour .! 511.
solo by Irving Hartwell, Miss Bessie
Olson accompanying on the piano; vo
cal solos Jjy Mr. Stoutemyer and Miss
Bessie Lockhart; piano solos by Mrs.
G. A. Albrigtat, the Misses Hazel Doo
ley, Cora Tigrant, and others.
Officers and Neighbors of
Hawes Camn No. 281.
Our next regular meeting will
held on Mondav evenins. March
Instead of Tuesday.
MRS. MARY COLEMAN
Members of Rock Island lodge, No.
58, A. F. & i. M., and all other
Masons are requested to meet at Ma
sonic temple Sunday at 8:30 a. m. to
attend ,the funeral of Brother W. J.
Lucas. J. L. MICKEY. W. M.
Remembered on Birthday. Mem
bers of the Ideal Cinch club last even
ing surprised Albert W. Diedrich at
his home, 910 Fourteenth street, the
day being his 33d birthday anniver
sary. Mrs. Diedrich had been let in
on the secret and with her coopera
tion the affair was made a big "suc
cess. The greater jioKion of ihe even
ing was devoted to cards at which
John C. Clemann and Mrs. E. H. Dun
avin won first honors and Mrs. John
C. Clemann and Edward H. Clement
secured the consolation trophies. An
elaborate supper was served. Mr.
Diedrich was given a suitable token.
Farewell Surprise Party. A com
pany of about 3'. relatives and friends
perpetrated a complete surprise on
Mr. and Mrs. Otto M. MeCaniisli
Thursday evening at the home of the
patters mother. Mrs. J. A. Raithtl, 013
Thirty-eignth street. The affair 'VKi
n the nature of a farewell parly. Mr.
nd Mrs. McCamish leaving next we k
to take tip their residence on a farm
at Cassville. Wis. They were pr -
sentcd with a beautiful rug.
AND THE PROBLEMS THAT
UNDERLIE IT NEED NOT
OVER PERPLEX YOU. LET
;US DO MOST OF THE WOR
RYING ABOUT IT. LOOK
OVER THE LIST AND THEN
SEND US YOUR ORDER.
Call for. Conference.
Members of the democratic ciy-
ownship committee, aldernianic "can
didates and interested democrats are
equcsted to meet Tuesday evening at
S o'clock at the Rock Island house.
JOSEPH GROTEGUT, chairman.
Ralph Lament, secretary.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society eililor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear, sig
nature and address. !
' Entertain Ladies' Society. Mrs.'Dan
Hartwell,, assisted by Mrs. A. F. Lock
hart, entertained the Ladies' Aid so
ciety of the Edgcwood Park Baptist
church yesterday. There was a large
attendance, about CO being present
Coffee was served in the dining room.
A fine musical program was enjoyed
The program consisted of the follow
ing: Piano duet by Rev. J. H. Stout
emyer and Miss Cora Tigrant; violin
AMUSING INCONSISTENCIES IN ATTITUDE
ON PROHIBITION QUESTION ARE POINTED OUT
Rock Island, March 14. Editor The
Argus: In as much as the Looneys
are trying to belittle me, it compels
me to make a few statements to show
the public the two-sidedness of the
new champions of prohibition the
Not so very long ago John Looney
remodeled his building on Second
avenue. While doing so he installed
one of the finest saloons in the city.
called the "Mirror." No doubt every
body knows what be did that for. A
little later a certain mayor saw fit to
close the saloons on Sunday. To my
certain knowledge there wasn't a man
in our city who raised a bigger howl
about it than John Looney. He de
clared it ruinous to the town and tried
'.o arouse business men' to take some
action. He claimed at that time that
anybody that had anything to do with
the closing of saloons on Sunday
ahould be drummed "out of tovn. Be
hold the great reformer!
In the above mentioned saloon we.
the Carse & Ohlweiler company, sold
'hem forty odd dollars' worth of bot
tled goods which we had to tc.ke out
'n advertisements in a ' paper which
he Loonevs conduct. To convince one
further that the Looneys are still in the
3aloon business in this: A few. months
p-n i nai-Mi William Looney to dis
continue our ad in his paper, and
according to his figures, we owed
them $6.75, which William Looney of
fered to. take out in goods for the sa:
loon, but which' I rcspoctfullv declined
and payed him the cash and got a re
ceipt in full to date.
Another little incident comes to
my mina. a very snori lime ago,
William Looney, a jolly good fellow,
playing a social game of skat with a
number of gentlemen in a saloon
where he partook of his drink the
same as the other gentlemen around
the table, was asked why he joined
this prohibition movement, and made
the following reply: "We have tried
you fellows and foud you wanting,
now we have come to the other fel
lows to see what they will do." Such
are some of the . men who are fight
ing for prohibition, i And, . there are
others. Think of the man who was
the chamnion naaie-getter with the
petition to close the saloons, throw
hundreds of men out of employment
and confiscate thousands of dollars
worth of property without a cent of
Is the attitude of Looney in at
ttmptiiig to deluds the ministers as to
his sincerity consistent with the acts
of the Looneys as I know them from
personal experience? .
I write this article with no feeling
of malice because Looney has, seen fit
to put me in the category with, other
good citizens who have incurred his
wrath.. I am rather proud of the fact
Hickory Nuts, per
Black Walnuts, per
Heinle's Saner Kraut,
Hein.e's Dill Pickles,
Smoked Bloaters, per
Swiss Cheese, per
Bulk Olives, per
2 lb. can Hakeil Beans
Maple Sugar, 15c per lb.;
2 lbs. for
Dried Apricots, per
I was to be best man. ami Pitt, Can
ning and Mr. Leigh, who was to read
the service, dined .with me lefore the
marriage, which was to take place in
Brook street. Wo had a coach to drive
there, and as we went through that
narrow part, near what was then Swal
low street, a fellow drew up against
the wall to avoid lelng run over and.
peering into the coach, recognized Tift
and saw Mr. I.eigh, who was in full
canonicals, sitting opposite bira.
The fellow exclaimed, "What, Billy
ritt, and with a parson too?"
I said, "He thinks you are going; to
Tyburn to l:e hanged privately," which
Was rather impudent of. me. but I'itt
was too much nlsorled, I l)elieve. in
thinking of the marriage to be angry.
After tho ceremony he was so nerv
ous that he could not sign as witness.
and Canning whispered to me to sign
witVmt waiting for him. no regarded
the nvirrlnge as the one thing nt-edeJ
to give Canning the position necessary
to lead n party, and this was the
cause of hi3 anxiety about it. which I
would not have believed had I net wit
nessed it, tnougn I knew how warm
wr.s the regnrd he had for Canning
Had Canning been Pitt's own son I do
not think he could have, been more In
terested in all that related to his mar
riage "Letters of John , Hookham
Killing a King.
; In all monarchies the killing of ihe
king or emperor, the. Law Journal of
London points out. ; "is .perhaps the
gravest form of ,-high ' treason." The
Journal adds: "In one country, Italy,
sentence of death cannot be imposed.
ana in Portugal, we believe that capi
tal punishment js not used, if not abol
ished. Underv the law? of treason of
the United Kingdom, which has been
applied to most of the king's domin
ions abroad, with or' without statutory
modifications, the killing of the king
is a capital offence by the statute of
treasons. It Is there described as 'com
passing or Imagining tfie death of our
lord the king.' By later legislation (of
1800) the elaborate provisions special
to trials for treason do not apply to ns
sassination of the sovereign or a direct
attempt on' bis life, and such offenses
are tried In the Fame manner as willful
mnrder. The result Is that In sub-
etance, though not in form, the killing
of the sovereign 13 triable and punish
able In the same manner aa the willful
murder of a subject,- - but the crown
may direct the execution to be by de
capitation Instead of hanging."
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL
PARTS OF THE CITY.
LARSON & LARSON
. CASH GROCERS. O
Old, Phone west S3, New 55X5. 8
. Cor. 7th Ave. and 15th SL '
March 17, April 7 and 21
The rates of fare are very low
for the?e round-trip, first class
' Homeseekers' tickets. To -"'
most points but slightly higher
than regular fare one-way; to.
many points even less. "
Iind values are increasing in
' the southwest. Invest your
capital and your energy where
all conditions are favorable for
, success. Send for free Home
seekers' Excursion leaflet and
an illustrated book about the . ,.
section you would like to lxk
Ix?t me know how your incli
nation lies as to Kansas,
Oklahoma, Texas, New Mex
ico, Arkansas, Missouri or
Colorado so I can send liter
ature of special interest to you.
Plan a trip of investigation
don't let a good thing get
, away fr"m you Success
awaits you in the southwest;
will you seek it?
F. H. Plummer, C.P.A.,
Rock Island Lines
1829 Second avenue
- Rock Island, III.
' JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Passenger Traffic Mgr.,
It Hats Up Rust.
654 will make an old, rusty
Stove, or Stove Pipe, look like new,
because it eats up rust. When you
setup your Stoves, this Fall, give
them a coat of 6-5-4; it is spplird
like paint, will not rub of! and
SHINES ITSELF. It also -:
For Sale by All Hardware Dealer.