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THE ROCK ISllAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1910.
ESCAPE A MIRACLE
- - -
James McNamara in Same
Coach With Number of
Killed in Iowa Wreck.
COMES OUT UNINJURED
After Reassuring Relatives . and
Friends, He Continue on His
Way to South Dakota,
James MoNamara of this city had a
miraculous escape In the railroad
; wreck at Green Mountain, Iowa, yeB-
He left thl city on his way to Vlr-
cago, which, left at 4:10 p. m. San-
day, had been consolidated at Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. They were to have
been uncoupled and run as separate
trains at Waterloo. The St. Louis
section is operated by the RocS: Isl
and In conjunction with the Chicago,
Burlington and Qulncy.
. Fatalities occurred only In the first
three coaches. The rear coaches all
remained on the tracks.
The ill fated train consisted of 13
cars. The Pullman, Colonial, the
rear car of train Xo. 21, from St.
Louis, was leading the train, next to
engine No. 1109. Then came a
smoker, and following that a day
coach. In which there were many
women and children.
Rear Seetloa ISacapea.
The Chicago section, being In the
rear, escaped injury.
xThe train was going at a speed esti
mated to be between 25 and 30 miles
an hour. About four and a half miles
gil, 8. D., on passenger 19 of the Rock
, Island, Sunday night, and the wreck I beyond Oreen Mountain at the top of
took place tne next morning at 8: lo
-while the train was being detour ed
: around a wreck. .Mr. McNamara was
jln the smoker, which was two cars
; from the rear of the train. As the
.train was being hacked with the en-
; gines in the lead this left a day coach
and . a Pullman between the smoker
and the engines..
When the engines (there were two
of them, as the train was a cambma-
Itlon of two trains, both bound for
Minnesota) left the track, the weight
of the Pullmans behind, drove the
' smoker and the day coach against the
Punmaa ahead with such force that
'they were telescoped.
Thoae New Htm VJettmB.
People seated beside and all around
(Mr. McNamara were killed and injur-
ed, but in some manner he escaped. He
'telegraphed to The Argus an account
;of the accident and also communicated
with his family and with his associates
at the head office .of the Modern Wood
men. He continued on his way to
FIX BLAME IN TER- -
RIBLE IOWA WRECK Here lay a bleeding trunk
(Continued from Fag- On.)
pound fracture right leg, head
braised; condition serious.
P. A. Russell, Grand Forks, N. D.;
a hill is a cut about 12 feet deep. It
was in this that the tender on the
leading engjne suddenly Jumped the
track. This threw the head locomo
tive, No. 820, into the sides of the
cut. The clay of the sides was soft !
and the engine went Into it and
stopped instantly. The sudden stop
page ditched the second locomotive,
and the heavy train crashed the day
coach and smoker upon the Pullman.
The smoker and day coach were in
stantly telescoped and hardly an oc
cupant of either car escaped death
or injury. Conductor William Worst.
on the St. Paul train, hurried train
men to Gladbrook and Green Moun
tain. The uninjured passengers re
covered sufficiently to begin the work
of removing the dead and injured.
The relief train from Marshalltown,
carrying surgeons and Coroner E. W.
Jay, was two hours in arriving, and
by that time the victims were laid
upon the grass in grewsome rows.
The dead were crushed and muti
lated in many cases beyond recogni
tion. Heads were severed from
bodies, arms and legs were cut off.
head with the ghastly agony of death
still upon the countenance. A sec
ond rescue train . relieved the first
after the first train load had been
brought to Marshalltown. Coroner
E. W. Jay, himself a surgeon, was
thrown to the pavement as the am-
A. a. jucxjonaid. Perth,, if. oi head! balance rounded a corner, and ren-1
Mrs, A. 8. McDonald. Perth, N. D.;
J. Switser, Waterloo, Iowa; -Inter
nal injuries; condition serious.
LK W alien. Washburn, N. D.
rhead cut collar bone broken.
W. B. Kennedy, Burlington, Iowa;
both legs broken, head cut.
A. R. Nagel, Waterloo, Iowa; right
leg and right arm broken.
Mrs. William Teats, Waterloo,
Iowa; both legs broken, scalp cut.
Alfred Abraham, Clermont, S. D.
Alma Swanson, Vinton. Iowa;
t scalp torn off.
William Moody, Minerva, Wis.; left
, arm fractured.
C. J. Lamb, Chicago; badly
Wilbur Neese, Rock Falls, 111.?
. Frank Swanson, Wilton, N. D. ;
. Edward Hill, Muscatine, Iowa;
E. S. Pritchard, Cedar Rapids,
Iowa; engineer, slightly burned.
A. R. Brown, Waterloo, Iowa; bad
Francis Swanson, Burlington,
Iowa; both legs bruised.
William Arnett, Independence,
Iowa; chest bruised.
C. W. Patterson, Cedar Rapids,
Iowa; head cut.
W. L. Southwell, Washington,
Iowa; leg and hand cut.
E. L. Burdage, Davenport, Iowa;
George Downey, Vinton, Iowa;
right leg bruised.
Dr. George N. Newman, Mount
Vernon, Mo.; right shoulder bruised.
A. X. Brown, Waterloo, Iowa; both
N. Jenkins, St. Louis, Mo.; slightly
Ftre Spare Wmifcase.
The wreck occurred at a point
where it was difficult to reach with
prompt relief. Such bodies as could
dered unconscious. It is believed
that his back la broken and that he.
So complete was the devastation, of
the smoker that not a single upright
was standing. The floor alone re
mained as mute witness of the fright
ful impact of the car ahead.
Professor L. W. Parrish of Cedar
Falls, teacher in economics at the
State Teachers college, was one of
the first to be taken from the ruins.
He was mortally hurt and died in
the ambulance at Marshalltown.
Dr. J. W. Devrey of Chicago was a
physician on the train. 'Although in
jured himself, he turned his attention j
to the injured and worked faithfully, j
James McNamara, assistant head
clerk of the Modern Woodmen of
America at Rock Island, who was in
the smoker, miraculously escaped
Girl Waa Prise Beauty.
Miss May Hoffman of Waterloo
was accounted the most beautiful
woman in Waterloo. She was a
traveling demonstrator for a type
writer company. She was horribly
crushed and mangled. Some months
ago she took third place in a national
beauty contest conducted by the New
York World, and recently won a prize
as a stenographer in a Chicago com
George W. Downing of Vinton was
in the smoker, the third car from the
locomotive. He was pinned down
under a seat.
The first I knew," he said, "the
car just squashed; the other car
came right back through into us. Two
men sitting in front of ua were crush
ed to death, and we were down on the
bottom with what seemed the world i
piled on top of us."
Vote Sanitarium Ballot
By removing the consumptive from ,
the unhygienic home and substituting
! be pulled out were stretched out on proper care in a sanatarium, the dan-
( an adjoining pasture, but first atten
' tlon was given to the wounded. The
j cries of these, coming from beneath
i the cars and from places which were
'walled in. were pitiable. Fortunate
ly the wreckage did not take fire.
The rescue party, reenforced later
on by trains of wreckers, nurses and
'surgeons sent from the nearest avail
(able points, worked nntil long after
The- Injured were rushed to a hos-
ger or innocent infection or others
is greatly reduced. An untrained,
careless consumptive can spread the
disease far and wide. A tuberculosis
Banatarium is therefore a protection
to the general public. Don't forget
the little ballot that gives Rock Isl
and this important safeguard.
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons interested, that the city council
pital here, several of them dying on of the city of Rock Island, state of
the way. Two of the bodies were
fnot taken out until night.
Were Betas? Devoured.
An explanation given by the rail
iroad was that the train was being de
tbured on account of a blockade due
to a freight wreck at Shellsburg,
Iowa. The section from St. Louis,
which left St. Louis at 2:15 p. m.
Sunday, and the section from Chi-
; Always Youthful In Appearance.
It is said that nobody ever saw a
gray-haired Indian. No matter how old
an Indian may be, his hair is always
'black and lustrous. This Is because the
Indian's outdoor life and active habits
keep the roots of his hair well supplied
With natural nourishment, necessary to
the life and lustrous beauty of the hair.
Gray hair Is simply an Indication of
lack of nourishment at the roots. The
moment this nourishment is supplied
where It Is needed It la quickly absorb
ed by the hair and In this way prevents.
Indefinitely, the hair turning gray. One
of the most potent remedies for gray hair
M known as hai'b hair health.
Almost all drag grists carry it In stock
or can procure it. It is very effective
In restoring- gray hair to its natural
color, being exceptionally rich in vital
izing hair nourishment. Not a dye. a
hair food. Phllo Hay Specialties Com
: pany. Newark, N. J U. S. A.
T. H. Thomas Co., and W. T. Hart.
Illinois, having ordered that a local
improvement be made by the paving,
grading and curbing of Thirty-eighth
Btreet from Seventh avenue to Eigh
teenth avenue, the ordinance for the
same being on file in the office of the
city -clerk, having applied to the
county court of Rock Island county
for an assessment of the cost of said
Improvement, according to frontage,
and an assessment therefore having
been made and returned to said
court, the final hearing thereon will
be had on the 7th day of April, A.
D, 1910, or as soon thereafter as the
business of the court will permit.
All persons desiring may file objec
tions in said court before said day,
and may appear on the hearing and
make their defense. Said assessment
is payable in ten Installments, and all
installments except the first-shall
bear interest from and after the date
of the last voucher issued on account
of work done until paid at the rate
of 5 per cent per annum.
Dated March 21, 1910. .
ffttWE TRUST THEPEOPLE.g
BOUTa month ago a
young man dropped into our store
to make a small purchase. He; began
talking to us about his affairs, prospects,
etc, and finally it developed that he
wanted to get married, but was afraid
of the expense. We told him whenever he
was ready, to hand us a $10 bill and we
would furnish him a dandy little home
the balance could be cleared up by pay
ing a couple of dollars a week. The
plan was such an easy one that last
week- he brought Lis wife in and" we sold him one of our $125
. Outfits. Today he is as happy as a lark in Lis new Lome. Let us
do the same for YOU.
Reversible 9x12 Bags;
good patterns, closely
Extra weight Reversible
Rugs; fast colors; .very
pretty patterns; 'CT
slee 9x12, at I
Tiger Brussels Bngs,
are all . wool filler, in
floral and figured de
slgnsi; our C9 CA
Bugs, 9x12,. very heavy.
Patterns suitable for any
room; good col- 1 M OC
ors; special 14.0 J
Tapestry Brussels Rugs;
extra quality, new designs
TieterU Yelvet Bug, 9x12
very good quality, close
ly woven, long nap, best
of colorings. Q A
Special 1 tf.eiU
Toklo Axnunster 9x13
Bags, two-tone and floral
- Extra heavy Ingrain
Carpet, makes a naat floor
covering and Kkl
wears well at ....'..OIL
Triple weave reversible
Ingrain Carpet, best wear
ing colors; big selection
of patterns; r
75c grade at .......UJU
Lace Curtain, our own
Importation; over 200 dif
ferent designs as
low, per pair as ....) v
Slatting, beautiful de
signs in Japanese ' and
Chins, price starts. I Q
per yard ...-.IwL
VISIT OUR PRETTT COTTAGE
On our second floor we have furnished com
plete for housekeeping a pretty cottage, a
lovely home which we
At terms of $20 Cash, $10 a Month
- cociage, a
HOME OUTFITS A SPECIALTY
We have furnished more complete 'homes
than any nouse in the tri-cities.
Two rooms -complete for house
keeping furnished a slow as ....
Terms $5.00 Cash, $1.W a Week
, Why Live In Boarding
'When we-can famish IY
-yon three rooms
ta Jo as ,
Terms $9 Cosh) $2 Seml-SAnthlr
WHY CAST TOU AFPOKD A IIOXE
It only requires a ten dollar bill
to get a nice outfit of four
rooms as low as
The balance can be paid $2.00 a week ( $4
semi-monthly r $8 month as yon earn Us
Complete with. Hood, the
greatest value ever offered,
worth regular43; CM QO
our price ...4ll4WO
Terms $1.00 Caah-60o-ar Week.
FREE Given Away FEEE
This $3.50 Carpet Sweeper
is given away with every
$15.00 purchase. Just ask
the man. Hundreds f oth
er pretty -presents are given
away at this great- store.
of - Gasoline
Ttd Xwo-l Tkmive- Vrw gaeollne -
etcrrev mad by tha tj C
Reliable StoveOx, only L 1 1
Washing . Machines
from $35 up, j :
This Snow E Whit&
made in Dav- CO
$TOash'f -50o Week.
iWe show the 'largest ancT
most completeiline from 98o
up to $30.00. j
At Terma -of fl-M Week. t
We SeU Goods On Credit
Within 100 miTes of Davenport, and pack
all goods free; pay the -freight and guar
STOBE 0PE2T WEB3TESDAT ETE3TDTQ
For the benefit of those who cannot get oft
to do their shopping during the week or
on Saturday night, this store remains open
Wednesday evening until 10 p. m.
WE WILL GET TOU A HOUSE
Thoee desiring to rent a house can get
a complete rent list of the Trl-Oitlea
at our stre. Wo. furnish this to anyone
free and hope you - will take advantage of
same. Over 20o vacant houses on. our list.
Yosa Couples tcakci?lalinj Harrhge
will do well to consult us. We have a
special Inducement to offer you and can as
sist you in hundreds of different ways.
4V2 Minute C Ap
Records -. OXjKj
A complete line, i
A complete line.
; Indestructible !
The clear, full, brilliant tone of Columbia Indestruc
tible Cylinder Records is the best reason for their grow
But it's a finehinff to know they can't break, no
matter how careless you may be, and that they will never v
wear out, no matter how many times you play them.
35 cents ! Call for a catalog !
A splendid repertoire to choose from and we are -'
adding to it right along.
Cmmi.f!fv!J'n Exclusive agents for the Tri-Citles. Complete
uUlilljlCrnClG S Btock machines and records always on hand.
C rod it to sJl
f Perfection Hi
Oil Cook VP
Made by the 'Standard Oi
Oo. The stove you heard
about, isurns . coal on: no
smoke, no heat, no smell. A!
complete line carried here.
Two car loads of
and Couches just
The Elgin as shown -In cut, a
high grade machine.
All attachments ...j0
WE SET.L MORE f SsiOJPisISSS-r: . ;r?i
SEWING MA- f ,
man an y.
luti new in 5
the trl-citles com
customer from .ZTTIj
flV.VV iA flU.VV UU t
sewing machine as we
do not employ any
Join Our Twentieth
Century Sewing Ma
Pay the $2.00
initiation fee and
get your machine
at once, pay $1.00
a week until your
the price of the ma
chine, then we con
vey the ownership of
the machine to jou. TOU FSE MACHINE ALL THE TIME IOC ARE. PAY-
I5G FOR IT. We have contracted with the largest Sewing Machine manu
facturers in the world to deliver us Machines in large quantities. By eo do
ing we obtain them at a remarkably, low price. Our object now is to sell
them in large Quantities, hence these remarkable Club Offers.
Our proposition in brief ie this; you pay $2.00 down,, to Jeia our Twentieth
Century Sewing Machine club and we deliver to you at once any one of the
10 different model machines we handle You then pay at the rate of $1.00 a
week until your machine Is paid for. It is easy under this plan to own a
high grade sewing machine and you pay leas for it than you usually pay for
a cheap grade or Inferior machine. You may pay more but you cannot buy
more. All machines guaranteed for 10 years.
The Woodword h Drawer iachlne. 10
All attachments, 10 year guarantee O I O
This Metal Bed
during this sale
A two inch continuous
Post Brass Bed. Ilighlj
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&Y3lZSWXCOi J VV ments
uir to ict-TUE1, DBTDt C t&m-yM
w fa mm." ... rim, '. :.mmsa m u lacquered. only e i o io
home yesterday for the first time since
he was attacked at the Cudahy home
two weeks ago by J. P. Cudahy, the
packer. He rode down town in his
LI 1 1 Is Appears on Street.
Kansas City, Mo., March 22. Jere
LIUIs, president of the Western Ex
change bank, was able to leave his
COURT ACCUSES OFFICIALS
Holds Conspiracy Exists in Missouri
Board of Equalization.
St. Louis, March 22. A combine
In the state board of equalization,
which. It is alleged, prevents the state
from realizing taxes on nearly $17,
000,000 worth, of property in Macon
county, is disclosed in an opinion of
the United States court of appeals,
which was handed down by Judge
Adams yesterday. Judge Adams
finds that the combine ' is composed
of Attorney General Elliott W. Ma
jor. State Auditor John P. Gordon
and Secretary of State. Cornelius
Roach. The other two members of
the board, who are not in tbe com
bine, the court finds, are State
Treasurer Joseph Cowgill and Gov
ernor Hadley. The court eulogizes
In this opinion of Judge Adams it
is found that taxable property In
Macon county has never been as
sessed at its full value as the law re
quires, but always at from 30 to 50
per cent of its value.
Votes for Commission Rule.
Chamberlain, S. D., March 22. Cham
berlain adopted the commission form
of city government yesterday by a ma
jority of 55.
WARD 18 MADE CITY JUDGE
Sterling Electe Well Known White
side Jurist Head of New Court. .
' Sterling. 111., March 22. Probate
Judge II. C. Ward of Whiteside county
was elected judgo of the city court of
Sterling yesterday and Earl H. Hess
clerk. Judge Ward will resign the
probate Judgeship of Whiteside coun
ty. The bar has endorsed R. W.
Mitchell to fill the vacancy.
Care effected or money refund
ed. Guarantee In each box.
Can be given secretly. Orrine
costs only $1 a box. Get book
let free from the Harrwr House