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3vD AkGUS, ilONDAl", JAXUARV 3, 1010.
C. H. Davis and Evan Roderick
on Bock Island Pension
BOTH PAST THE AGE LIMIT
Former Has Been En
Company Continually 52
Two veterans in the service of the
Rock Island road residing in this city
Jan. 1 became pecinoners under the
-age limit recently established by that
company. They are Charles E. Davis,
engineer, whose home is in the Payne
flats on Twentieth street, and Evan
Roderick, car repairer, whose home is
at 632 Thirty-eighth street.
Mr. Roderick Vent to his work at
the Silvis shops as usual this morn
ing, not having any intimation that he
was to be retired with pay. When he
arrived at the shop the foreman called
him aside and told him that he did not
have to work any m&re; that the com
pany had ordered him placed on the
pension llstj Mr. Roderick returned
home on the next car.
Mr. Davis received "his official notice
Saturday from the company. In it he
was extended the greetings of the new
year and wished the enjoyment of
many more years of good health and
happiness. Mr. Davis remarked today
that he felt as though he were lost. It
was the first time in 52 years that he
Wiia without a job or a boss.
Mr. Davis is believed to have a rec
ord unprecedented in railroading in
vthe United States. Since 1S59 he has
served continuously as an engineer for
..he Rock Island road on the eastern
Iowa division. To be exact, Jan. 1 he
completed a period of service of 52
"years, 5 months and 10 days. Though
past his 70th milestone, Mr. Davis
would be taken for a man younger by
a considerable number of years. He
is' remarkably well preserved, and
doubtless would be a valuable man for
years in his work as engineer were he
permitted to continue at his employ
ment, which, of course, is not possible
under the new rules of the Rock Island
company .It is , estimated that Mr.
Davis will draw a pension of about
$100 per month the remainder of his
life from the company.
In One Accident.
In all his years Mr. Davis was in but
cue accident. It occurred between
Iowa City and Downey in 1SS3. He
was pulling the fast mail and the train 1
was moving at least a mile a minute, I
when the four drivers snapped, the j
52 Years oh Road
1 scr"y555 i
Charles H. Davis, Veteran Engineer
Pensioned by the Rock Island
locomotive sliding 1,740 feet without
them. Not a soul was injured, re
markable as though it seemed. Tho
four drivers were lost simultaneously
and rolled to the side of the rails.
"I have been running passenger
since 1869," Mr. Davis said today. "For
the past 10 years I have averaged
5,000 miles a month. While I have
never kept a continuous record of my
travels, the distance that I have cov
ered In all those years would encircle
the globe many times, doubtless. In
my more than half century with the
Rock Island road I was laid off eight
days on account of an accident. I was
told at that time that I was blameless,
but that it was necessary to enforce
discipline, and that I being the nearest
one to connect with the trouble, I
would be asked to stand for the penal
ization. I did so willingly. I have
been treated splendidly by the com
pany. No Mom on Rollins Stone.
I could have gone to other roads
and to other divisions on the Rock Is
land. But I preferred to stick to one
piece of road that I knew well. I fig
ured the longer I traversed the east
Iowa territory the better I knew it and
the more valuable I would be to my
company. In railroad work there are
little troubles, with some big ones,
wherever you go. I was satisfied to
stick in one place, and I am glad I did.
I was always treated like a man by my
superiors, and in return t gav.e them
the best I had in me. I'm Just going to
take life easy the rest of my days."
Others Who Are Retired.
Others retired under the pension
FRANK HAGEMANN, residing at
2217 West Third street. Davenport:
Coach foreman in the Rock Island
shops at Davenport.
JOHN DICKERMAN, reardlng in Cfcl
cago: Engineer on Illinois division
running between Chicago and Rock
OLIVER PEASLEY, residing in Chi
cago: Engineer on Illinois division
running between Chicago and Bureau.
AH men who have been 25 years or
more continuously in the service of
the company are eligible to be In
eluded on the rolls. The .pension to
each man is based on the average
monthly earning capacity for the last
10 years and about 40 per cent will be
Robert CDonnell, who died Tuesday
of last week at his home in Rock Isl
and, was another of the company's
veteran employes and he would have
been among those placed on the. pen
sion roll from Silvis shops had he not
NEARLY ENDS LIFE
Young Iowa Farmer Comes
Close to Being" Asphyxiated
UNCONSCIOUS A LONG TIME
Fifteenth St., Moline, 111.
As the papers in Moline snnounced last Thursday, we
have bought the stock of J. H. Nessley & Co., immed
iately adjoining our store on the south.
J. H. Nessley & Co. carried an exclusive line of ladies'
ready-to;wear goods, carefully selected, of an unusually
high grade, and sold them at very reasonable prices.
Those who are familiar with the stock know that it is not
excelled by any in northwestern Illinois.
We will merge this stock with our own, cutting arch
ways on both floors so as to make it a part of our own
establishment, thus giving us a frontage of 130 feet on
' Fifteenth street Moline's retail center.
Before doing this, however, we propose to sell the
Nessley stock where it is. We have some wide-reaching
plans for the coming spring business, and this Nessley
& Co. stock must be got out of the way first.
Beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 5, we shall begin
a special sale in the Nessley store of the Nessley stock,
with Mr. Nessley in charge, at prices in many cases, a
quarter, a half, and in some instances, three-fourths off
the Nessley price.
We assure you Rock Island people that Moline will be
be on hand for this sale in full force. If you would like
a chance at this splendid Nessley & Co. stock of cloaks,
suits, furs, gloves, corsets, knit underwear, muslin, un
derwear, at the kind of special sale prices which have
made, this store grow so fast here in Moline, come on up
Wednesday morning and see. You wilfnot be disappoint
d. Remember: Our special sale of this $30,000 J. H.
Nessley & Co stock begins Wednesday morning, Jan. 5.
We will tell you more about it in tomorrow evening's
FISK fi? LOOSLEY CO.
Moline, Jan. 4. 1910.
Is Brought Back to Seas by Phy
sician Denies an Intention of
.Trying to Commit Suicide.
Arthur Gartzky, a young German
American farmer from a little town
out in central Iowa, came' near being
asphyxiated Saturday night while tak
ing a bath in a rooming house on Sec
ond avenue near Twelfth street in
this city. When found he was un
conscious and had been so for a long
time, and it was with considerable
difficulty that he was brought back
to the land of the living. It was sup
posed at first that he had turned on
the gas purposely with the intention
of ending his life, but this morning
when questioned he denied this and
said the affair was an accident.
In Hard Lack.
The young farmer came to this city
on New Year's day and tried to find a
place to spend the night. He had no
money, at least not enough to supply
him with food and a place to stay,
but he had the promise of a Job at a
local factory. He told his story to the
mistress of the lodging house and she
believed in him and took him in. In
the evening before going to bed he
went to the bath room for a bath.
About tw hours later he was found
there in an unconscious condition. A
physician revived him after working
over him for sometime.
When he came to sufficiently to talk
he explained that as he was getting
out of the bath tub he felt a strange
sensation coming over him and almost
before he knew it he was unconscious.
He says he did not blow out the gas,
but nevertheless it was gas which
overcame him. Just how the gas could
get there unless he blew it out is not
known. He was able to be out today
and go to work at his new position.
Charles Pomranke died yesterday
morning at 2 o'clock at his home, 701
Eleventh avenue. The cause of death
was consumption and complications.
Mr. Pomranke was ailing several
months. He was born in Germany and
came to Canada from his native coun
try. He moved to Rock Island from
Canada 12 years ago. He is survived
by his wife, nine children, Mrs. Edn:
Miller, Mrs. Herbert Bragdon, Mrs.
Carl Ol3on, Mrs. Theresa Miller, Olga,
Emma, Selma, Louis and Rose, and
two sisters, Mrs. John Wanpe of Rock
Island and Mrs. Herman Wilfour of
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the resi
dence. Rev. F. J. Rolf, pastor of the
German Evangelical church, will con
duct the services. Burial will be In
AT RAVINE EDGE
Thrilling: Experiences of Pas
sengers on Golden State
FOUR CARS ARE DERAILED
While Train Is Moving at High Kate
of Sieed at Minocka, 111.
But One Is "Injured.
Funeral of Mrs. Katherine C. Schafer.
The funeral of Mrs. Katherine
Clouder Schafer was held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine
Kurth. 932 Ninth streer. Rev. F. J.
Rolf, pastor of the German Evangelical
church, conducted the services. The
pallbearers were William, Fred and
Albert Kurth, John and William
Schafer fjid Fred Ebert. Burial took
place at Chippiannock cemetery.
SUES WIFE FOR DIVORCE
Li. A. Bender ("harpes His Spouse
Leon A. Bender, through hi3 attor
ney. J. K. Scott, has filed a bill for di
vorce in the office of the circuit cierk.
Mr. Bender charges his wife, Mary
Louise Bender, with having deserted
him and with having committed adul
tery. The couple were united in mar
riage in Davenport Aug. 26, 1908.
They lived together until December, at
which time Mrs. Bender fa alleged to
have left her husband, who made var
ious attempts to get 4ier to return un
til he learned of the alleged immoral
Heir to $5,000.
Mrs. Minnie A. Reading, whose home"
Is on Fifth avenue and Twenty-eighth
street, is in receipt of some good news
from Ashland, Ohio, having been made
a beneficiary to the extent of $3,000
under a will filed In that city a week
Don't Get a Divorce.
A western Judge granted a divorce
on account of ill-temper and bad
breath. Dr. 'King's New Life Pills
would have prevented it. They cure
constipation, causing bad breath and
liver trouble the ill-temper, dispel
colds, banish headaches, conquer
chills. Twenty-five cents at all drug
Passengers in four coaches of the
Golden State Limited on the Rock Isl
and railroad were thrown in heaps and
the cars left suspended over a ravine
30 feet deep near Minooka, 111., when
the train was derailed at midnight on
Saturday while speeding westward at
a rate of 50 miles an hour.
The heavy locomotive and the flaw
less car couplings, prevented the de
railed cars from crashing to the bot
tom of the embankment and crushing
the imprisoned passengers. Only one
passenger, Clarence Stone of Clinton,
Iowa, was injured seriously. Three
of his ribs were crushed. Five per
sons were bruised . severely. Several
passengers came near rolling down the
steep embankment as they were being
helped from their precarious position.
Fist on Rod Breaks.
The Golden State Limited, which
usually leaves Chicago at 9 o'clock at
night, was delayed because of a wreck
at the-crossing of the Rock Island and
other roads in Joliet, and Engineer
Paul Briggs was making up time. A
big piston rod broke and dropped to
the tracks. The steel rails were
ripped loose from the ties and the
coaches shot off from the roadbed.
The engineer, with the first bump of
the engine, closed the throttle and ap
plied the air brakes.
All of the cars were derailed, but
the Pullmans came to a standstill on
the brink of the embankment. The
baggage car, two chair cars and a
tourist sleeper were overturned and
were thrown down the' slope which
ends in a ravine. None of the train
crew was hurt, and the men hurried
to the assistance of the irqprisoned
passengers, who smashed car windows
and were lifted to safety.
Baby Safe and Happy. '
One woman was rescued in a hys
terical condition, and after she was
safe, remembered . she had left her
baby In one of the chair cars. iae
child was found sitting quietly in a
corner., unhurt and not frightened ?n
the least by its flying trip from a seat
to the floor.
When the wrecking crew arrived to
clear the tracks a temporary trestle
was built beneath the pendant coaches
and the couplings were reinforced by
cables to guard against their break
ing ioose and roiling to the bottom
of the embankment.
101 NEW MEMBERS
Degrees Conferred Upon Tri-City
Class in Moline Yesterday
A class 'of 101 candidates was
adopted into the order of the Knights
of Clumbus at the annual tri-city
initiation in Moline yesterday. Twenty-six
were from Aliouez council.
Rock Island, f0 from Loras council,
Davenport, and 25 from Leo council,
The knights and the candidates at
tended high mass in a body in the
morning at 10:30 o'clock at St.
Mary's church, marching from the
Manufacturers' hotel in a body. The
first degree was received by the class
last week. The second and third
decrees were conferred in the after
noon Dt Swedish Olive hall. The ma
jor degree was conferred by a team
from Chicago, Davenport officicting
in the second.
In the evening at Skinner annex,
550 knights attended a banquet. Six
ty young ladies from the trl-cities
served as waitresses. J. E. Murphy
of Moline was oastmaster. The ad
dresses were by Judge Marcus A.
Kavanaugh, William . Munhall,
James Maher and J. J. Kelloy, Chi
cago; Judge M.' T. Wade, Iowa City.
Iowa; and W. It. Moore. Moline, te
latter giving the address of welcome.
There was a musical program also.
The visitors were from several of
the surrounding cities. Next Sunday
200 tri-city knights will go in a spec
ial train over the Rock Island road
to Harper, Iowa, to assist in the. in
stitution of a new council there.
FINED FOR BEING DRUNK
William CossrffT Celebrated New I
Year Too Strenuously.
William Cosgriff was sent to the
county jail this morning to serve out a
fine of $100 imposed upon him by Po
lice Magistrate C. J. Smith for disor
derly conduct. Cosgriff was arrested
Saturday night after having indulged
In too much New Year celebration. He
was tried this morning, and as he was
unable to pay his fine, he went to jail,
where he will remain 20 days.
ON THE DOLLAR
Greater Bargains Than Ever
Before. Come and Look.
SALE NOW 0N
Opposite Postoffice Building j'
JANUARY TERIil OF
CIRCUIT COURT ON
C. W. Heok of Moline Is Appointed
Foreman of the Grand Jury
by Judge Graves.
Judge E. C. Graves convened the
January term of the circuit court this
afternoon at 2 o'clock and the petit
jurors and the grand jurors reported.
C. W. Heck of Moline was appointed
foreman pf the grand Jury and the
members were charged by tLe judge
and given instructions to commece
their work at once.
There are only three cases on the
judge's docket for trial this week, be
cause the judge refused to set a time
for trial unless both sides declared
themselves ready to come to trial at
the appointed time. There has been
so much delay because of failure of
the contesting sides to appear at the
time agreed upon that the judge has
decided that in order to clear the
docket more stringent rules in regard
to the setting of cases must be ob
served, v :
CIGAR STARTS A FIRE
Thomas Milan Painfully Hurned in
lila.e at the I). F. Krell Home
"Thomas Milan, a roomer at the home
of D. F. Krell, 111G Second avenue.
was painfully burned last evening. It
is thought that he lighted a cigar and
while smoking it fell asleep. The
cigar fell to the floor and ignited the
carpet. Mr. Milan, upon awaking,
started to carry the burning articUs
downstairs and while doing so received
his injuries. He dropped some of the
things on the stairs and another blaze
was started. The Are department
was summoned. ..The damage to the
furniture, which is owned by Mr.
Krell, is $75, and is covered by Insur
ance. The damage to the house, which
is owned by E. H. Stafford, is f50.
Rev. Mr. McFarland Ml.
Rev. E. F. McFarland, pastor of the
Memorial Christian church, was unab!e
to address his congregation last even
ing because of illness. Secretary R. C.
Smedley of the Y. M. C. A. delivered
the regular address.
Dispensation for Charter.
I. W. Cunningham, national organ
izer for the Loyal Order of Moose, to
day received a dispensation from the
national headquarters of the society
for the charter of the new lodge to be
instituted here Jan. IS.
Is No& Bartz & Co.
The offer of free treatment un'il
cured as made by Dr. Bartz, whose
headquarters are in the Peoples Na
tional Bank building, has been so gen
erally accepted that the doctor finds
he has more on his hands than he is
able to take care of all at once, so he
has extended the time for " days and
also associate with him Dr. Blachly,
who was formerly connected with Dr.
Bartz in the same line of work, and
henceforth the ofBces wi!l be known
as Dr. Bartz & Co.
At Masonc Hall.
The drill corps of Rock Island coin
manderr. Knights Templar," entertain
ed a large company of friends Satur
day afternoon and evening at Masonic
hall. The entertainment was given
for the purpose of raising funds to
take the drill corps to the annual con
clave to be held In Chicago in August.
There were over 300 people present
during the afternooon and evening and
a neat sum was realized. The pro
grams which were given by the Troub"
adors were both very good. The af
ternoon was given over to the chil
dren. Sir Knight R. G. Fullerton and
Miss Marian Cleaveland led the grand
The evening program was begun at
8 o'clock. Miss Selbel assisted the
Troubadors by singing several songs.
Mrs. Harkinson gave a reading of Lin
coln's "Gettysburg Address." Prom
10:30 till midnight there was dancing.
Robert Trimble spent Sunday In
W. M. Hodgson has returned after a
10 days' visit at Jacksonville.
Ralph Rich returned to Grlnnell this
morning to resume his studies.
Charles Ficken returned this after
noon to his studies at Grlnnell.
Elwood Frey has returned to Illinois
university after spending the holidays
Ben Sexton of Kewanee visited with
his relatives here over New Year's and
Mr. and Mrs. George Sudlow are
leaving this week for a visit in South
Roy Hanson left this morning for
Urbana to resume his studies at the
Herman Ehrhorn left this morning
for Chicago to resume his studies at
John Durham left this morning for
Urbana to resume his studies at th
University of Illinois.
Harold Tubbs, who has been vis
iting here for the past 10 days, will
return to Omaha tomorrow.
Miss Eleanor Scott will leave to
morrow morning for Urbana to resume
her studies at Illinois university.
Clayton Shinstrom left this noon for
Grinnell college to resume his studios
after spending the holidays at home.
Mrs. J. E. McCrory departed today
for Nafalhany, La., for an extended
visit with her daughter, Mrs. Reginald
Clifford Hubbard, who spent the hol
idays with his parents, County Clerk
and Mrs. H. B. Hubbard, has returned '
to Northwestern university.
Frank Ehleb has returned to Val
paraiso. Ind., to continue his studies
at the university, after spending the!
Christmas vacation at home. j
Oscar Frazer, after passing the holl-
(Jay period with his parPIU. Mr. and j
Mrs. E. G. Frazer, left last night to re-
sume his studies at Harvard. j
Miss Alma Mosenfelder left today to j
resumo her studies at Wellesley after :
spending the holidays with her par-1
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mosenfelder. !
Mr. and Mrs." H. Strassberpt r &wl j
son Howard will leave tomorrow for j
their home In Parsons, Kan., after a j
three weeks' visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. 'M. C. Rice.
Frank Murphy, ex-Islander ball pliy- j
er. Is at St. Anthony s hospital receiv
ing treatment for blood poisoning
which has set in in one of his feet.
The case Is not thought to be serious.
Mrs. David Abrams, accompanied by
her sister. Miss Blanche Mosenielder,
will leave tomorrow for her home in
Boston after spending the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mr3. A. Mo
senfelder. The Misses Irnia and Margaret Lo
bensteln, who have been visiting their
aunt, Mrs. M. C. Rice, will leave to
morrow, the former for school at Bos
ton and the latter for her home in
W..L. CIine,who was badly injured
In the wreck of the Rock Island's
Golden State limited last week nenr
Trenton, Mo., Is. now at his home,
840 Twenty-fifth street. Mr. CJine
Is probably the most severely injured
of the mall clerks. His Injuries will
confine him to his home for at least
ANHFX to fiminnr'
First Swedish Lutheran Co 1
gregation Proposes Improvf
ment on Property.
ANNUAL MEETING IS HELD
Reports Show S84 Communicant
and OO Children Fortieth Ad
uivcri-ary to Be t'elebratctL
The annual meeting of the tongre-.
gatlon of the First Swedish Lutheran .
church, Fourteenth street and Fourth
avenue, was held Saturday afternoon
at the church. Reports were received (
from the pastor and officers of th (
church and other business was tr&n f
acted. From the pastor's rerort
was learned that there were 281 coral
municants enrolled in. the church ani
DO chi!dren. The treasurer 8ubmltt;d
his report for the past year. The otft
cerg elected are:
Secretary L. J. Wessell.
Deacons L. J. Wessell (two yean):
Magnus Peten), J. A. Andnrsor, Einll
Peterson (three yeag).
Trustees Nels Swanson, Albert
Johnson (three yeara).
Sunday school superinfender t and
sexton Alfred Peelstrom.
Organist Miss Carolina Peterson.
The 40th anniversary of the church
will be celebrated in June at the time
of the meeting of the synod here. It
was dreided to beautify the premises
and a motion was made to build an
annex to the rhurch. Themotlun wiil
bo considered at a me-ting to te h!r!
Tuesday, Jan. 7. The annex will !
used for ppecial meetings b.f the
Young people' afsoc'.ation an 1 th-'
Indira of the church. The Fuhscription
to the Auguftana jubilee fund M con
cluded. A subscription of $732.50 tan
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thing that ever wa made Is Qhani
LTlain's Stomach and Liver Tablet.
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quire their aid. Ths ta"blet chain;.:
weakness Into strength, list)isn f
into ene.rpy. gloominess Into Joyou
ncsfi. Their action i no jtontle c'
don't realize th y have takn a
gr.the. Kt;ld by all druggists.
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Company, III and Ehleb. )
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