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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1910.
TROPP IS GIVEN
A $2,125 VERDICT
Personal Injury Suit Conies to
Close in Circuit Court Af
ter Week's Hearing.
WAGON HIT BY ENGINE
Motion Entered for ew Trial of Case
of Muenter Against Moline
Closing arguments In the damajg
araAt for $10,000 brought by Gustav
jTropp cf Moline against the Rock Isl
i&nd railroad and the Deere & Mansur
Icompany occupied all of yesterday in
fthe circuit court, and the jury was
Icalled back after supper to hear the
r attorneys' arguments. After Judge E.
C. Graves had read his instructions
Hhe Jury retired and this morning It
'returned with a verdict of J2.125
"against the defendant corporations.
The case was one in which the
iPlaintlff had been injured when the
Meant and wagon -which he was driving
was e truck by a car being pushed by
a switch, engine. The accident took
fendant in a damage suit ty W. H.
Payson, Jr., has filed a motion for an
other trial. During the September
term a jury found in favor of the
plaintiff. No decision on this motion
has been made.
Will Return Here.
Judge Graves will open court in
Whiteside county n-ext week and Judge
F. D. Ramsay .will occupy the bench
here. This change comes about as the
result of a request by Judge Ramsey,
who is personally interested in some
of the cases which are up for hearing
in Whiteside countv and who does not
wish to have to try them. Judge
Graves will return here from time to
time, however, to hear motions for
new trials in cases which he has tried.
BQ8 HITS AUTO;
FOUR ARE HURT
Collision at Forty-fourth Street
and Seventh Avenue Late
SLED AND MACHINE MEET
NO MORE FIGHTING;
SO SAYS THE SHERIFF
Mr. Kittilsen Admits the Pugs Put
a Couple Over on Him in Past
Sheriff Edward Kittilsen stated to
day that he Is not going to allow any
more boxing exhibitions such as were
pulled off in Moline Thursday even
ing and in thi3 city a little over a
"It is one of my specific duties a3
sheriff of this county to prevent such
.place at the entrance to the Deere ' exhibitions and the governor has ad
Mansur company's plant, and the plain- j vised me to that effect," the sheriff
tiff claimed- the proper precautions had said. "I would have stopped the last
iiiot been; taken to making tho crossing two affairs of this nature had I known
;over the tracks at that point safa. about them in time. They were kept
'The evidence has occupied the atten
!t!on of the court for nearly two week3.
This being the last day on which
Judge Graves will regularly occupy
the bench here, he devoted most of the
'time to hearing motions for new trials
jin cases which were before him during
the last term. The attorneys for the
! Moline Plow company, Searle & Mar
shall, filed a motion for a new trial in
jthe case brought by Carl Muente:-.
i Muenter was awarded damages to the
extent of $5,000 at the last term, he
having sued for double that amount
as a result of having been injured
I while in the company's employ. Th.j
case will be tried over again,
; Another trial was also granted In
"the case of E. L. Cook against the
i People's Power company. Cook re
covered 2CO damages resulting from
'the death of a horse, the case having
been decided, by ,a jury during the
September term of the court.
The township of Drury wants an
other trial In its case against William
"Workman, who is charged with, ob
structing a public highway by the
building of a fence. A jury recently
found the issues in favor of the de
fense. The motion for another trial
ha3 not been filed as yet, but it is
understood one will be forthcoming.
In the meantime the judge has entered
an order assessing the costs of the
prosecution against the plaintiff.
The village of Milan, which is de-
quiet, however, and I knew nothing
of them until they were over, but I
am going to watch for them in the
future and will adopt other means
to prevent their repetition. The
county supervisors are with me in
this fight and will take measures
themselves to aid me in stopping any
further such fights."
Driver of Latter Attempts to Avoid
Collision and His Vehicle is
Wrecked Against Curbing.
Miss Kittie Smith left last evening
for a few days' visit with Mrs. A. E.
Stover in Chicago.
Hubbard E. Dooley has returned
from a six weeks trip through the
southern states, Cuba and New York.
Miss Olga Brandenburg of Seattle,
who is enroute to New York on a
business trip, is spending the week
with, her relatives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. EL P. Porn leave To
night for New York, where Mi-. Dom
attends the annual convention of the
National Custom Cutters association.
John T. Stafford and his bride ar
rived home last night from Chicago
and have taken up their residence tem
porarily with Mr. Stafford's brother,
E. H. Stafford, 709 Twentieth street.
Clarence Blakesly will leave next
Tuesday for Taooma, Wash., where h
will make his future home. He will
be joined there by his wife and sou
Ben, who have been in the west sev
This is Not
A Clever Advertisement"
Four young people were injured at
3:30 o'clock this afternoon when a
bob sled collided at Seventh avenue
and Forty-fourth street with an auto
mobile belonging to the Vetie Mofr
Vehicle company of Moline. The auto
was being1 tested by one of the experts
from the factory. When the driver cf
the auto saw the oncoming coasting
bob almost upon him he turned his
machine towards the curbing. The
force of the impact with the curbing
wrecked the automobile.
The injured are two boys and two
girls. One of the boys was rendered
unconscious. The Injuries are mostly
scratches and bruises. Three physi
cians and the Rock Island ambulance
were called to the scene.
Those injured are John Giles, George
Bushnell, Arabella Johnson and Nellie
Anderson. The Giles boy Is the most
Davenport Coaster Injured.
Davenport was the scene of two
coasting accidents last evening. One
occurred at Seventh and Fillmore
streets at 9 o'clock and four people
who were riding on the bob at the
time were Injured. The party of coast
ers was coming down the hill at a
rapid rate and just at the foot of the
hill the back sled broke and the bob
swung into the curbing and hit a tele
phone post. J. H. Sizenbak, 1710 West
Third street, was badly cut on the
head and face. Fritz Peru, 1619 West
Fourth street, had his leg broken and
he was taken to a hospital. The oth
ers who were Injured were slightly
bruised and were taken to their homes
in the ambulance.
The other accident took place at
Second and Rock Island streets when
two bob sleds collided. Rudolph Groth
and E. W. Forseland were Injured,
but not seriously.
the oldest daughter she was her
mother's standby during the early
years, when the older sons were at
the front during the Civil war and
the younger ones needed watching
and care. March 27, 1865 deceased
was married to James D. Lafferty
Just before he went to the front dur
ing the closing year of the war. - The
husband was 111 with smallpox at
Montgomery, Ala, and the result
was that he became totally blind af
ter a period of severe Invalidism and
for the last 20 years has been the
care of the faithful wife.'
Surviving are the husband, one
daughter. Miss Helen H.; five broth
ers, Joseph M. of Geneseo, George
A. of Sioux City, William Y. and
Lewis H. of Emerson, Neb., and Cy
rus D. of Milan, and one sister, Miss
Mary E. McLaughlin of Milan.
2,000 Feet of Gas FREE
Buy a Gas Range TSOW
RIVAL TO HALLEY'S
COMET; SEEN IT YET?
Have a Look at 4:52 This Evening
and You May Enjoy the
If you will look Into the western
horizon this evening a few minutes
after the sun sinks possibly you will
be able to see a new comet discover
ed but a few weeks ago. It is called
the Johannesburg comet because It
was first Been from Johannesburg,
Africa. It was seen Wednesday In
this hemisphere for the first time and
it is so lustrous that it is easily vis
ible to the naked eye. It is to be
seen low in the heavens Just to the
north of where the sun goes down and
It remains in view for about 20 min
utes before disappearing in the wake
of the sun. The sun sets this even
ing at 4:52 and the comet should
be visible at that time.
Astronomers who have located the
new comet say that its tale is at least
three times the diameter of the sun
and that it is one of the most bril
liant bodies in the heavens. It has
been seen in the middle of the day
from a point in Mexico. It was ob
served by a number of people in the
three cities last night and many more
will be looking for it tonight if the
sky Is clear.
WINDOW IN FIGHT
Margaret Wilson, Davenport
Character, Cuts Wide Swath
in Rock Island.
SCENE IS IN RESTAURANT
For those economical housewives who appreciate
"Straight Talk" and are always glad to take advantage
of the bargains offered bv the Pioneer cash grocery. For
this week we offer the following:
Large can sliced pineapple, per can 25c
Large can California apricots, per can 12V2C
Yellow Crawford peaches, per can 15c
Bartlett pears, per can "j 5c
Green Gage plums, per can 10c
Egg Plums, per can T0c
25 ounce K. C. baking powder, per can 20c
Yeast Foam, per package 3c
Arm and Hammer soda, per package 8c
Assorted Jello, per package . 7c
Bulk cocoanut, per pound " 5q
Oil sardines, six cans 25c
Mustard sardines, three cans 25c
Argo starch, six packages 25c
Pancake, flour, three packages 25c
Macaroni, three packages 25c
Rub No More washing powder, four pound package "5o
White Line washing powder, seven pound package 25c
One pound chewing tobacco 25c
One pound smoking tobacco 20c
Quart jar mince meat 25c
Quart jar preserves 25c
Eulk olives (large), per quart 50c
Bulk olives (small), per quart 25c
Sauer kraut, per quart 7c
Lingon berries, per quart 12V2C
Sour and dill pickles, per gallon 25c
Anchovies, three pounds 25c
"Eaco" Always all right
Seal Shipt oysters, FreshVegetables and Fruits always
Shields' Cash Grocery
Tears Clothing of Waiters, and When
She is Ejected She Pushes in
Glass Fined as Disorderly.
TAFT PRODS UP SENATE.
(Continued from Pa&e One.)
have got to come to him. Every man
on Capitol hill is looking for another
term and has got to have something
on which to go before the people.
Congress must do something, and all
the republicans, regardless of the fight
against Cannon or the rules commit
tee, will vote for Mr. Taft's measures."
So it happened when Senators Pen
rose, Crane and Carter left the White
house, the latter, acting as spokesman
for the trio, declared:
"The postal savings bank proposi
tion will become a law, at this session."
Commerce Law lp FHrt.
The postal bank plan, however, will
Orders are already coming in fast for these fine Gas Ranges
Did you order one installed in your kitchen?
We will sell you one of these Ranges for $17.00 cash or
$6.00 down and $3.00 a month and give you absolutely FREE
2,000 feet of GAS.
This offer only holds until February 5th. (
The GAS RANGE must be ordered installed before Febru
You, no doubt, need a good GAS RANGE get it now and
take advantage of this offer.
Come in and we will show you these RANGES.
PEOPLES POWER CO.
Safety Building Rock Island
AWAY WITH IT
Moves Jubilee College to Indi
ana While Bishop Fawcett
TAKES PUPILS WITH HIM
Cons"int of Parent Said to Have Been
Secured Bishop Says School
Chicago, Jan. 22. Professor Ray
mond Riordan, formerly of Jubilee col
lege at Peoria, 111., passed through
here today on the way to Laporte,
with Riordan under these conditions.
Rut the school Is to be continued as
Usual. I have already secured a man
of prominence and ability for the place.
We will have no trouble in getting the
pupils to return when their parents
learn the truth about this transaction.
I rather Imagine Mr. Riordan is getting
frightened a trifle over the affair; but
he must be given credit for having put
through a daring transaction and one
the equal of which I don't think I ever
GEORGE ELLIS HELD
FOR DEADLY ASSAULT
Kast Moline Resident Charged With
Shooting CJeonje Halvos in
Hand and Leg.
IN JOINT PROGRAM
Chapel Choir and Miss Iva
Pearce Give Entertainment
at Angus tana.
MRS. LUND LEADS SINGERS
Reader Effectively Presents "Silas
Marnor," Eliot' Masterpiece Be
fore Appreciative Audience.
The Joint program given last night
under tho auspices of Augustana Col
lege lyceum by the chapel choir, un
der tho direction of Mrs. Edla Lund
j and Mi3j Iva Pearce, reader, prove!
Another of the indictments return- I to be a pronounced success. The
ind.. with his band of eloping- pupil. ed b-v the -rand jury was inaJn P jb"' chapel was well filled with an atten.
Forty-three children and four teachers I llc today wnen oeorge tins or t.asi tive audience and the spontaneous .ip
all former members of the Peoria col
lege, composed the party which will
matriculate at a Laporte college. The
Moline was arrested Ellis is charg- Plause testified to its appreciation. Tba
ed with assault with a deadly weap-;cnapel choir appeared-In several scon.-
Some time ago he and a num-t ,,.,. ...j,,,. fl,. T, ..
parents expressed themselves willing i,er of h,s cf.untry.iien from Greece: . .
the children should make the chance of . held sort of initiation for several lnl',rPrct-i.ive reading or tuns Mar
not be the first of. the Taft measures j schools. Riordan was the responsible new comers from 11 is native lnn-:I and ncr"
Margaret Wilson, a Davenport char
acter, while doing Rock Island on a
bumming expedition last night, wafted
Into the chop suey restaurant on Eigh
teenth street between First and Sec
ond avenues and proceeded to get so
ciable with tho ' guests. Margaret
wanted to spend her money, and
while she did find a few of the round
ers who were willing to aid her in a
separation of her coin, others objected,
particularly the waiters, who are sup
posed to maintain proper decorum in
When one of the servants sought to
instruct Margaret in the proprieties
she turned on him like a lioness.
When a fellow waiter came to his as
sistance Margaret seemed the more de
lighted. She asked the whole bunch
to come ahead, that she was Just that
strong that she could "clean" the
Walter Clothe Torn.
In the melee the waiters had por
tions of their wearing apparel torn
I from their bodies, but they stuck to
I the job until they had landed the re
i bcllious woman on the first floor. She
I was forced into the street and the door
I closed In her face. Then she got busy
' on the glass door window and smashed
it into a thousand pieces.
Weleome to the Wmnn.
When she was warned that the wag
on had been called on her, she said
j she just liked to have a ride anyway,
i She got it, and as she was whisked
j away in the patrol she paid a round of
! compliments to those who had broken
i up her evening's diversion. '
j In police court today Margaret paid
1 a fine of $5 and costs on a charge of
i disorderly conduct.
considered. The president ranks his
recommendations for changes in the
interstate commerce law as of first im
portance, and he indicated this position
to the senators yesterday.
The president told his callers also
that he regarded at least one of the
conservation bills he has recommend
ed to congress as of prime importance.
This is the bill to validate the with
drawal of lands containing water pow
er sites, coal and phosphates. The
laws as to the disposition of these
lands can be worked out and thrashed
over at the convenience of congress.
Would Make Valid.
head of the Peoria college. His do- 1 in the mcle which followed he shot : The program opened with Xiedlln
mand for more money was not allowed I George Halvos in the hand and in ' ger's beautiful "Song of the Winds,"
Ly the chi.pel choir. The number wi
rendered in an excellent manner, tha
and his resignation was requested to the leg
take effect at the end of the year. Ha
resigned at once and stating ho had a
position at Laporte the students de
cided to go with him, the parents con
Lrarr In TVIxht.
Peoria, 111., Jan. 22. (Special. )
With 43 pupils and three teachers load
ed on a special coach on the Rock Is
land Professor Raymond Riordan suc
ceeded in eloping with the entire stu
dent body and faculty of Jubilee col-
QUINN RETURNS AS
MANAGER OF FAMILY
Popular Theatrical Man Comes Buck
to Rock Island After Ab
sence of a Year.'
I wind effects b ing brought out moat
I effectively. The choir was well bal
anced in all parts ai:d the blending it
jthe voices was exquisite. The so
i pranos were especially good.
Character Drllnrntlon Perfect. .
j Miss Pearce's interpretation of
! "Silas Marncr" was divided into two
j parts, the first act containing nine
be ; scenes.
and the m eond uct three
Her opening was strong and
An amount einent that will
lege last night at midnight while Rish- ' pea.. Ua- t0 patrons of vaudeville in 'secured the attention of tho audienc3
The important thing, the president ; op Edward Fawcert, Rev. H. A. Per- j lto(k lsand js tnat j p. Quinn is to iat onro- H''r delineation of the many
believes, is to validate the withdrawals j rival and Attorneys Maple. Boggess J n as ,nan-i-or of the Family t lie- ' harar,ors ot ,hf" Ello- niasttrpiec i
which were made under the former ad- ! an(l Osborne were in do,ep conference : ' ' was bo perfect that they seemed tl-
ministration and durin- the 10 months ! at the Fey hotel planning some method jatrc. The cuange follows the retire-imost to stanJ forth before the audi-
nieiiL 01 ij. . vjeuveiM iioai iu- ruiu-
of the present administration, under of stopping what appeared to the cas-
the shadowy power of the discretion of
the secretary of the interior. The pres
ident wants this power tc be made un
questionable. The valuable Alaska cial
lands are included in the withdrawal
which Mr. Taft is anxious to have validated.
STEEL STOCK ON THE BOOM
Rest of List Pulls rP in Sympathy
After an Karly Drop.
New York. Jan. 22. The stock mar
ket closed today irregular and un
settled. United States steel took up
an aggressive advance on reiterated
rumors of extra dividends of per
cent to be declared next Tuesday and
the prioe touched 89 on enormous
transactions. The rest of the list
pulled up in sympathy but did not
much more than retrieve earlier losses.
Profit taking sales made some impres
sion and the final prices of United
States steel reacted 2'i.
ual observer to be a wholesale job of
While Riordan had made every ar
rangement and accompanied the car
load of youngsters, who ranged in age
from S to 19 years, he kept in the back
ground. While his charges were spend
ing the evening at the Majestic theatre
in care of the teachers, and his counsel
lors. Judge-Maple and Lee Osborne,
the latter from La Porte, ind.. were in
once in real flesh and blood. Th deeu
company, conducting , ,n , : h tbrontrh the whola
houses in this city and in Davenport. fi.()rv was adnlIrol)lv brought out oe
.T. A. Munro becomes general niana- rasi;na!v ,,ein rf.ir.VPa by Wat
ger of the company and will person- ,oi:t.h of ,,,, ' The readers enuncl.i
ally d.rect the lamily in Davenport. , Uf)n t(,ar ad disUnct am, h,?r
Mr. .Vur.ro temprrarny ,as been ! raranc at a ,inics was forc.ful.
serving as manager of the local house : sr mannr waR aIso ev;.
of the company. j deuce of much careful st'udy and 2X-
Mr. Qumn smce leavmg here a; , prnce.
f'tll ui '. u (illiiiK i:iiiii-,
of the Family in Moline, which :
is operated by IL A. Sodini.
1 h rrr. I'ii rt uitib-rn 4,lvrn.
Diiting the intermission between
conference with Bishop Fawcett. he j cjuinn is peculiarly equipped for the ti'e two acts, the chapel choir r ndcrd
dutes of theatre management, having ! a number consisting 01 inree pam,
Siemonn' "Red, Red Rose," Prtersoii-
kept out of sight, evidently fearing ar
rest. He did not reach the train until- f;- t.ltv of knowing how to
within three minutes of the time for ' serve his patron:-, both in the mrittT , B ru rs Steremii-g" and S:idTmau'J
its departure. ,ief co irtcou-sness ot perfon.il treat- "I Uiig.Lnu'-u." All wer,. 1 ligbtful'y
i liient and in the qun'ity of the at- icnuore:!. hacu was a olinraea-riaU
tractions pl-jyed. Mr. Quinn bio.ight riece, th one Mror.gly coiit rai-tiug loj
die Family to a iii;;h nandawl dur- 1 thcr. Tli- .program closed with (;ad 3
ipg his previous neimir ivt 1 r.tiorj. and . tfmi.e'" by tin.- chapel choir. . tie
:) his friends will be glad to know : number forming an appropriate climax
nislKip Tells lrj-.
Bishop Fawcett was in his dressing
gown ready to retire when seen after;
the train had departed. He greeted
newspaper men with a weary smile.
that he is to resume hia place' here.
2532 Fifth Ave.
Mrs. James D. Lafferty passed
away at her home in Milan at 12:10
this afternoon after an illness of
nearly 18 months with kidney trou
ble. A year ago she went west re
maining some months in hopes that
a change would benefit her. but when
she returned her friends knew that
she would never be any better. Since
the first of the year she has been
failing, not leaving her bed since
Isabella McLaughlin was born in
Holldaysburg, Pa., Aug. 28, 1845,
and was the daughter of the late Ran
dall and Mrs. Rebecca McLaughlin.
When a child of 4 years she came
west with her parents and has spent
the most of her life at Milan. The
father died in March, 1S6I, and a3
"Well, they have gone, have they? I
The poor little chaps will be back be-; rrderous Filipinos Cauoht.
fore a great while. Yes, it seems that; Chicago. Jan. 22. A h-'.e. hii- r of
Riordan thinks he has a right to HI a i;ami of Filipinos who murdered TI'.-
Public Notice. i out the institution, pupns and all. to (i,-n Wal;-lv of Chi pgo ; n.! H. I).
The person who tool; the fur mufT i lr-terlaken school at La Porte. I , Kverett in Ma - . ,, a id three c-:r-at
the roller rink Thursday night, at i suppose be has gained the consent of ( ;:rniot:s hr.v: h.-n ojpti:-. d by t he co i
the races, will return same to the rink ! si! the parents of those children and ; stabulary, according to information : e.
at once and avoid trouble, as she is j there is nothing criminal In his taking ' ceived by Wakcly's O'i'er from .lie
known, GEORGE E. WORK, ' them away, with those consents. bureau cf insular nnnirs to lay. Si
Manager. I "The story is rot a long oho. Ray; i cf the band are now in c:isoJy.
! mond Riordan came to us nearly five '
up 1 wo moca .n oanoon. ;,an He wanted a flve-vear eon- i
for t'.ie evening's entertainment.
Don't Oct a Divorce. .
A wefjteru judge granted a divorce
on arc cunt of ill-temper and bad
breath. Dr. King's Now Life PI1,'
would have i.reve rued it. Tbey cure
con .tip."" ion, t ar.sinjr bad bre ath and
liver trouble the ill-temper, dls;el
colas, banish headaches, conquer
chills. Twenty-five cents at all druj-ifts.
Los Angeles, Jan. 22. Clifford B. j
feet in a balloon a new record for thy
1 Irnrt to run the ollepo He did tiot I
Harmon of New ork and George Har- 1 t u 0ur asreen:rnt with him was !
risen marked the end of the aviation j fQ turn over to him annuaIlv the sum I
meeting yesterday by going up 10,500 ,of $9 5,l0 e was (0 operate (n schoo! j
on that money and what was left was
to be his salary. All of the pupils are :
under contract to the college. I sup- !
pose he has these contracts. We are j
given to understand that he has sold :
out the whole student body to I'rofes- i
sor Remely at Interlaken. Desiroc.s, I ,
suppose, of getting Riordan, he has un- j
doubtedly made a deal with him or all j
of the pupils. j
1VIU Continue Nrliml. j
"I first heard of this affair about a j
1- .. - 1. T : . 1 ' r, 1 -
pa rents was called to my attention by
some of them. The statement was
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not a common, every-day cough mix
ture. It is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold In
the head, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by all druggists.
The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made Is Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re
quire their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength. listleasness
into energy, gloominess into joyous- J made In th,s lettor that th( college j
ness. ineir acnon is so genne one 1 ,w .. nu., (
don't realize they have taken a pur
gative. Sold by all druggists.
onfmrt the nn rents mad" vr nnrtien- !
lax objection to their children toina I
The Stomach is Sicl:'
The Liver Sluggish
The Bowels Clogged
The Blood Impure
The Skin Sallov
-ii's Tme to Take
That rancJ, old, time-tested remedy
Za boxes viilx full directions, 10c ar.u Sc