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THE AHGUS. WEDNESDAY, : MAY .12, 1909.
DIES AS RESULT
OF AN ACCIDENT
Switchtender Hurt in West End
Yards Passes Away Soon
; - - After at Hospital.
LEG AND ARM CUT OFF
Victim of I'nr Wheel, James Delano,
Was Cripple Was a Kesidrnt
James pelano, the swifchtender who
was Injured at the Fourth avenue
crossing of the Rock Island in the west
end pi the city late yesterday after
noon, died at St. Anthony's hospital
shortly after 5 o'clock
an effort to organize a girl's cia.si
and already about eight young ladies
have expressed a desire to take ui
the course of gymnastic training
The Rock Island society is makin;
preparations to send a team to tin
national Turnfest at Cincinnati, Jum
23 to 27. and Moline and Davenpor
will send both men's and girls' teams
This district will be represented b;
teams from Rock Island. Moline
Davenport, Clinton and Muscatine. A
team of at least eight men will be
sent from Rock Island.
TO ENTER MONMOUTH
Ko k I-sIiiimI Southern Kilters Into
Definite Contract With the.
A binding contract between the Ronk
tland Southern and the Commercial
His arm was club of Monmouth iias beeu signed
cut off by the wheels and one leg was covering the terms under which th
terribly crushed and mangled. Delano
was C5- years old, and was a cripple,
having lost one arm some time ago in
Were llropiiInK far.
According to evidence given at the
inquest being held this afternoon at
the,. police station, a switching crew
w as working near the sw it ( Mender's
shanty, and was making a flying
interurlian from Rock Island will enter
that city. Honda to the amount of
$111. 100 will be taken by Jhe peoph;
of Monmouth, $15,200 more luivin
been subscribed en condition that th-:
company locate its shops there. Th
ollicers, however, want $15,000 wore
bonds placed before agreeing to locale
the shops at once. One-quarter of the
bonds must be paid for when one-half
Bwu.cn wnen tne accuieiu occurred, u of the right of way is secured, bo
seems that IK-la.no stepped out of his tween Monmouth and Pope creek, an
snaiuy just as me car was ciroppcn. loincr quarter when one-half of tile
At the time of the accident the city grading is done, the third quarter
ambulance was out responding to a
call, and Officer McMahon, who was
near the scene, impressed a wagon of
the health department into service.
The officer held the injured man over
Iris own body while the horse was
cMven at breakneck speed to the hos
pital. - Delano, however, was unable to
survive the shock and loss of blood,
and the efforts of the physician who
was called to attend him were futile.
Engineer Thomas Slattery of Dav
enport. George Smith, foreman, of the
crew. Frank Meenan. swltchm,an, and
Dr. S. B. Hall testified at the inquest.
Lived lu Ilavrnirt.
Delano resided at 1530 Lombard
street, Davenport. He had no relatives
so far as is known, but lived a'ono,
employing a woman to -keep house for
him. . .
TURNERS GIVE AN
Bos ami 4'iiVi'K .pienr in Program
" of JLJoijfests and Drills Plan
1"'rv' it Form Girls' Class.
The boys and' the actives of the
Rpok Island . Turners last evening
gave a gymnastic exhibition lieforc a
large audience at the Turner hall..
A' program of athletic contests and
drills was given by about '.',' of the
athletes, ,and at the conclusion of
the program dancing was indulged
in Hill a late hour.
This week the turners will make
when the steel is down and the last
quarter when cars begin running.
HAVE HARVEST HOME FAIR
lounjj A: Mct'oinbs Announce the
Distribution of Over $1,000 to
be .Made in September.
Announcement is made today in
connection with Young & Mi-Combs
May Festival Sale which, opens to
morrow, of a Harvest Home Fair, in
eluding a grain growing contest, and
exhibit of woman's tine arts and
composition contest for school chil
dren. Over $1,000 will be distribut
ed in prizes. The contests are open
to Rock Island, Mercer, Henry and
Scott counties and registration
blanks and booklets containing rule
of contest will soon be ready fo
distribution. The date of issue o
same will be announced in the daily
papers. The fair will be held i
September and will undoubtedly ex
cite wide interest. Another feature
announcement in the interest of pen
pie living out of town is the pay
ment of railroad fare in a radius o
50 miles of Rock Island on purchase
of $25 or more. This rule goes int
effect at once and will prove a poj
ular move. In order to encourage
shopping in the forenoon, doubl
trading stamps win ue given every
day in May to 1 2 o'clock.
nteresting Collection of Ani
mals 'from Florida Placed
in Lonjr View Park.
DONATED BY REIDY BROS.
Were Sent from Iiakclaml to Ileal lis-
tMte 5lcn by George Saddler
Arc in Vpper Lake.
A valuable addition was made to the
'.oo of Long View park yesterday
when Reidy Uros. turned over to Sup-1 (b) "Silver Stream"
erintendent Gaetjer four young, alii
sators that arrived yesterday from I Voice Waltz
yesterday ''afternoon'' at . the homo o.
Mrs. J. F. Robinson the day of meet
ing was changed from Thursday after
noon to Tuesday afternoon and th
line of study to be taken up next yeai
was adopted. The program far the
meeting tomorrow evening follows:
Chorus, "Welcome Pretty Primrose"
Violin, Romance Hegnei
Miss Edith Peterson.
fa) "Snrine Song' ...Wen
fbi "Your Eves" ......... .Schneidr
(c) "The Years at, the Spring"
Miss Iiattie Larkin.
riano, Russian Polonaise. .Sapellnikof
Mirs. Fred Reimers,
(ai "At Nightfall" Metcalf
Mrs. IT. K. Van Duzer.
Song, "Romeo and
GOME ON, MEN
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No matter what your build v we can fit you with
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PAY US LESS AND DRESS BETTER.
Lakeland. Fla. The alligators are Juliet" . Gounoj
lively little fellows, and will make an Miss Nina Weaver.
interesting exhibit at the park. Wheth- Violin, Reverie Vieuxterups
cr they will survive in the colder I Mrs. Florence Friestat-Lee.
nrtlnrn climate, and away from their I Cborus-
nalive land remains to be seen. The. I (a) "Dance Song"...M. von Weinzierl
animals are but young ones, the larg (b) "Doan Ye Cry Ma Honey".-.
est being about 20 inches in length. .. . Noll-Smith
Com from South. ' I Mrs. Lund, director.
The nllir:itors were sent to ihn re:i1 I AUSS MCCanoiebs ii ue piano.
es.ate men by George Saddler, -with.
whom they have had some dealings in
land. Mr. Saddler was here recently
Mrs. Appelquist, soloist.
Will Exhibit Family Album. Thurs-
and before leaving asked one of the day evening-i:ue ti. i. r. u. oi me
members of the firm if he could not Fst Baptist church will give a so-
send him some wroduct of the snnhvJciable Inthe church parlors, me pro
south. "You might send me an alliga- Urara will include a piano solo by Miss
tor." was the idkin renlv. Mr. .Saddler Myrtle Summers and a vocal solo by
sttift hp wfiniii lmt th million nf the. Miss Grace Graves.. Mrs. Frank Cor-
firni were ouite surnrised - when thev coran will give a reading ine r amity
received the shipment. Yesterday noon Album." Mrs. Corcoran will show the
one of the alligators escapee from Us aluum lls piciures ana give
imv in i?irK- rirr. ni.o nni ...rr,t interesting lniormauon auout eacn
efnie under the stenoaranher's desk. Picture. Those wno assist Mrs. Col
When it was recaptured the collection coran are:
of odd animals was nrnmnttv turned Mother Mrs. A. J. UUUOCK.
over to the park superintendent.
Are Put In l.uke.
The alligators have been put in th
upper lake, and Superintendent. Gaet
jer will make provision for citring for
them. They will have to be given con
siderable care for a time, but if they
can be raised they will make a very in
teresting feature for the park.
Illinois Theater Building,
Father H. W. Reed
"Me" as a Little Girl Helen KittU-
Eben, My Husband V. E. Caulpct-
"Me" as a Bride Bessie Sangreu.
The Twins Katharine and Gertrude
Parson Mantle Jonassen.
Parson's Wife Ella Freed.
Parson's Boy John Kahlke.
Sister Jane Mrs. John Graham.
Sister Jane's Husband G. 11. Kings
Ann Eliza (youngest daughter)
Village Beauty Emma K. Pcttit
Grandpa Hobbs D. It. Snow.
IS TOO STRENUOUS
Dr. E. F. Bartholomew in Lec
ture at Augustana Condemns
RESULT IS EARLY" DEATH
Commenting on Matthew Arnold's
Poem, Seaker Predicts Fate of
Others for Kooscvclt.
Dr.. E. F. Bartholomew, professor
of English literature and philosophy
at Augustana college, took occasion
to score the American "strenuous
HELEN BLAIR BACK
FROM LONG CRUISE
Steunier Returns from Trip on
Southern Rivers ami Passengers
Report a Fine Outing. .
Vocal Duet Bertha-Jonassen, W. E,
The steamer Helen Blair returned at Caulpetzer.
7:o) this morning from Ms long south
cm cruise. The boat was 2 hours Form T. L. a. Club. Miss Dorothy
ahead of its schedule. The party of Raisbeck entertained "" a number t.f Vclt is still alive if the lion's haven't
about (.( passengers oii board report young latfaes last evening and the T. eaten him un. But at the latest re
a mot t enjoyable trip, and excellent L. B. club was formed The following J ports, he seemed to be getting the
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uououu.., ..c-..u fe.. yesterday afternoon in th.
course of a lecture on Mathew Ar
nold's poem, "The Scholar Gypsy."
Dr. Bartholomew called attention to
the fact that every ex-president of
the United States with the exception
of Roosevelt, who has just left of
lice, is dead.
"We take for granted, of course,"
said the speaker, "that, Mr. Roose
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weather during the entire cruise. The I officers were elected
Helen Rlair left, this afternoon for Rur- President Mrs. Marie Connelly,
lington on the regular packet sched-j Vice President Miss Florence White
tile, and the steamer Columbia went! Secretary Miss Tillie Wetzel
to tlio boat yards for a week to be Treasurer Miss Freda Paul.
overhauled. It will then be nut in Other members of the club are Miss
service between here and Burlington, I Lena Popenhausen, Miss Helen Mielke,
ruining opposite the Helen Blair. Miss Laura Paul, Miss Margaret
Meier. Miss Mary Haalk, Miss Dorothy
D. Raisbeck. The next meeting will be
held at the home of Miss Florence
White. Mrs. Marie Connelly will chap
eron, the young ladies. Cinch waj
lSociety news, written or telenhoned I nlavoil ant Hnintv rpfrcshmonts worn
ue n'Huiy receivea ami puDUaned. But J
in euner case me identity or the sender
must do made Known, to insure relia
ninty. written notices must bear slg
nmure unu auarcss.j
Will Give Carnival Dance. The hard
times ball, given by the Court of
Shower for Bride-Eiect. Miss Mary hi ' ' ' "Tho hull w.u rrnHl
wain, wniHe marriage to f raiiK Koger- nfl harH timo. ,.nst,,niPS wer v.nrn
U1 i piace mis monm, Ice creanl wa3 stirve., lo tne gliest.s.
was me nonoree at a miscellaneous hy the ladies of the degree team. The
snower given last evening uy Miss same court wiu stive a carnival danc
.ucry nogersonoi 44 jjinn street, Mo- at the Beselin hall on Monday nicht
une. a company or z) young ladies May 21. This will orobably be the
was present and spent a delightful ev- last this season. Prizes will be award-
ening. I he rooms were decorated in cd to the ladv and cent wearimr the
jenow ana wntte. in the dining room gayest colors. The hall will be dec
hearts were used and the chandeliers orated in carnival colors and everyone
were snauefl m yellow, in the front I is assured a gay time
parlor yellow and white flowers were
used, sprays of flowers being pinned I Queen Esthers and Loyal Sons Erv
011 the curtaius, and from the shaded tertained. Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Clem-
chandelier yellow butterflies were sus- mer, at their home, 1124 Fourth ave
pended. In the back parlor, which was nue, last evening entertained the Queen
also decorated in yellow and white Esther guild and the Loyal Sons of the
flowers, a small table for the bride-to- Memorial Christian church, a company
be was placed under the chandelier I of about 50 young people being pres
rfnu on u was piaceci a large oouquet I ent. A very pleasant evening was
of yellow roses and yellow and white I spent nlavinsr cames of various kinds
tulips. I4aced about the bride-to-be's in guessing contests, etc. A lunch was
table were other small tables, where a served in the dining room, which was
dainty lunch was served. On each decorated very prettily in pink and
table were yellow shaded candlesticks. I green
On the bride s place card was a verse
stating that about the room were con- Association Helpers Meet. A very
cealed articles for her use. She was interesting meeting of the Association
made to search for the hidden articles 1 Helpers was held yesterday afternoon,
while a wedding march was played Mrs. N. P. Tucker, 1314 Sixth avenue
louder or softer according to her near-1 being the hostess. Mrs. S. C. Taylor
n?ss to the concealed articles. She I and Mrs. James Warnock read papers
found a number of pieces of cut glass, on the lives and works of Ralph Waldo
hand-painted china, and linen . The Emerson and fWilIiam Cullen Bryant,
evening was then spent in guessing and selections were read also from
games, Miss May Higgins and Delphi "Society and Solitude" and "Traveler
Dooley taking the prizes. The Misses I in Europe" and "Thanatopsis." The
.way niggins ana Agnes Maucker at I hostess served a dainty lunch and a
the home of the latter will entertain I social hour was passed,
for Miss Math tomorrow evening; Mrs
Walter Howe will entertain next Thurs-1 Ladies of Eagles Card Party. The
day evening, and Miss Anna Herlitzkal ladies' auxiliary of the Eagles will give
will entertain during the coming week. la card party tomorrow afternoon at
the skating rink. Cinch and 500 will
Musical Club Program. The first I be played and refreshments will be
miscellaneous program of the Rock I served.
Island Musical club will be given to
morrow evening at Elks' hall.' Asso- s A Californian's Luck.
elate and active members will be ad- "The luckiest day of my life was
mittea on the presentation of member-1 when I bought a box of Bucklcn's Ar-
ship cards and" the general public wililnica Salve," writes Charles F. Budahn.
be admitted on the payment of an ad-1 of Tracy, California. , "Two 25c boxes
mission fee. The entertainment tomor- cured me of an annoying cade of itch
rowvpvening will take on somewhat the i ing piles, which had troubled me for
nature of a social affair, the gentlemen I years 'and that yielded to "no other
being especially Invited to attend. At J treatment." Sold under guarantee at
the business meeting of the club held! all druggists.
better of the. lions."
. The cause for the early death of
our presidents, Dr. Bartholomew at
tributsi to the intense strenuous life
which tRy are forced to lead while
in office, Wth the worries and cares
of the nation heaped upon their
"It is by no accident," said he,
"that they have fallen off in this
way, but it is due to our system.
It is a part of our strenuous Amer
ican life. There is too great a bur
den placed upon their shoulders; the
same is true of other high function
aries of state. Very few of them at
tain a high age. The terrific tension
to which their nerves are subjected
finally brings its own results.
Knult ullli Synlcm.
"The fault lies with our whole
American system. Each one strives
and each one rushes along in the
same current. ,lf you ask them why.
they know not. It seems to be con
tagious; the one rushes because all
the others rush."
Dr. Bartholomew predicted that
if Roosevelt continues to lead the
same strenuous life after returning
to this country, ho wUl not survive
long, but will succumb to the same
fate that has carried away all the
other ex-presidents. The speaker's
remarks were called forth by the fol
lowing lines from Arnold's poem:
"Each strives, nor knows for what
And each half lives a hundred dif
Mr. and Mrs. Mono Carlson of Chi
cago are here for a week's visit with
Walter Newton of this city, who ha3
been clerk in the Davenport office of
the Rock Island road, departed last
night for Haley ville, Okla., .to enter
tne employ of the same company ;'at
that place. ; . - v
Methodist Minister Dies.
Jackson, Miss., May 12. Bishop
Charles B. Galloway of the Methodist
Episcopal church, south, died here to
day of pneumonia.
All the news all the time The Argus,
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'There's a Reason."
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