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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1910.
Two Fires Started by Electric
Bolts During Heavy Morn
CHURCH IS ALSO STRUCK
Steeple i German Methodist Edifice
on Sixth Avenue Damaged
' Greatest Rainfall.
5THICK BY LIGHTNING.
Residence of M. T. Stevens, 1001
Twenty-second street; rafter splinter
ed and chimney torn down; damage,
German Methodist church, Sixth av
enue and Fourteenth street; portion of
roof of steeple torn away, the bolt en
tering the building and ripping away
plaster; damage, $100.
Printing office of Smith & Co., 16C9
Third avenue; light wires grounded
and fire started; extinguished with
chemicals from fire department.
Residence of H. O. Teuscher, Eigh
teenth avenue and First street; roof
struck and damaged $100 by fire that
Stores of L. S. McCabe & Co., Young
& McCombs and F. J. Math struck, but
no damage. At McCabe's the bolt en
tered the private telephone exchange,
but did not put the telephone out of
commission. At Young & McCombs the
roof was struck. The bolt that hit the
Math store followed the flagstaff into
the bakery; no damage.
Rainfall of 2.01 Inches.
Today's rain amounted to 2.01 inch
es, and the heaviest that has fallen
here since last summer. Few heavier
downpours have been recorded within
as short a time. The storm formed in
the northeast, in sight of the city, and
was accompanied by a severe bombard
ment of lightning, which struck in sev
eral places in the city and temporarily
knocked out light, telephone and tele
graph wires. Practically all the rain
H. & E. Fine Granulated
Sugar In -3 pound cloth
sacks, special for
above day $1.50
Norway Mackerel Medium
size, each 10c
Snider's Catsup Pint
Barton Fils Imported Mac
aroni Nothing finer made,
but we are a little overstocked
for this time of the year,
one pound boxes each ... 12c
Bon Vallett Cut Asparagus
In No. 2 size cans,
a can 20c
Galvanic Soap -Tea bars
for ... 42c
Karo Table Syrup Regu
lar 10c can for 9c
"Her Majesty's Blend"
Extra fancy Ceylon and India
tea, nothing-finer put up, half
pound cans, regular price G5c,
special this week at .... 50c
Fancy Seeded Raisins- -In
one pound packages
each 8 C
Smyrna Washed Figs
Fancy quality in one
pound boxes, each 25c
Extra Fancy Japan Rice
Put up in three pound cloth
bags, always clean and nice,
regular 25c sack for ... 2c
Pure Maple Sugar a
Stetson's White Muscat
Grapes In No- 2& size
cans, per can 14c
Gold Dust Washing Pow
der Large 25c 6ize,
per package 20c
Pure Ground Black Pep
per. a pound 21c
Sweet Wrinkled Peas
Only a few left; market is
booming on account of dry
weather, three cans 25c,
per can 9 c
Mandalay Coffee A blend
:f choicest South American cof
fees, scientifically blended so as
to make a drink that has no
equal for the- price, give it a
trial on our guarantee to
please, pound 20c
Fancy Full Cream Brick
Cheese By the whole brick
20c a pound
less than brick 27c
Capitol Scouring Soap
a cake 4c
Bismarck Chow Chow 1
Vlason quart jars,
Detroit Special Table Salt
U In large loxes,
Dried Green Peas
Per pound 5C
Olives, 10c bottle for . . 7C
I package l()c
Welch s Grane Juice One
bottle each 25c,
quart bottles 45c
'.Her Sproetten Sardines
ne of the best of the Nor-
o""" wl ZOC
806 Second Avenue
fell within half an hour, between 11:30
Coming just at this time, the storm
will do about as much harm as good,
for the leading farm crops were not in
particular need of moisture, while
much grain is in the shock, oats are
ripening, and haymaking is in full
About the city the streets ran full of
water, while great quantities of loose
clay washed from the hills down onto
the pavements nearby.
TRIES TO INVOLVE
State's Attorney Burke of Spring,
field to Get Record of Long
Distance Phone Talks.
Springfield, 111., July 14. State's At
torney Burke has issued a subpoena
for the long distance records of the
Central Union Telephone company,
wtieh would show conversations be
incen Attorney Thomas Dawson and
prominent men said to be allied with
the Iioger Sullivan wing of the demo
cratic party. When the subpoena was
served on the telephone company the
state's attorney was told the records
of such conversations were so numer
ous that it would be impossible to get
them all together to turn over to the
state's attorney at once.
The appearance on June 23 of Rep
resentative Johnson Lawrence of Polo
was the real beginning of the new
1 ad opened by Stale's Attorney Burke
yesterday. Before the grand jury
Lawrence declared Dawson was not
h's attorney, but after close question
ing, admitted he had been advised as
to his rights by Former Senator Daw
sou and refused to answer a number
of questions put to him by the state's
attorney and members of the jury.
ROCK ISLAND TO BE
IMPROVED AT ONCE
Owner V. O. Negus and Manager
Carl 'Mueller Planning Changes
Remodeling, refurnishing and redec
orating of the Rock Island house is to
be begun immediately following the
pzusing of the property to the manage-
nent of Carl Mueller, who will con
duct the hotel in addition to the New
Harper. Landlord V. O. Negus of the
Rock Island house will proceed with his
plans to lower the first floor entrance, to
install curb lights around the building,
euip the rooms with telephones and
electric lights and to put in additional
baths. Manager Mueller will over
haul all of the rooms, redecorating
and refurnishing them. With the con
t 'mplated improvements are made the
Rock Island house will be up and com
ing with the best of its class in this
section of the country.
IS BADLY HURT IN A FALL
Joseph Keppler Tumbles Itown Stair,
way; in Hospital.
Joseph Keppler, a structural iron
worker employed on the new plant
of the Marseilles Manufacturing com
pany. East Moline, accidentally walk
ed into an opening leading to the
basement of the Brunswick bowling
alley, Moline, last night. He sus
tained a broken rib, a cut in the
forehead, and was otherwise so se
verely injured that it was necessary
to send him to the city hospital.
Word has been received in the city
by the officials of both the Rock Island
and Burlington roads from the Pull
man company In Chicago in regards
to the difference in price of upper and
lower berths. The officials of the Bur
lington in this city received word stat
ing that, effective Tuesday last, the
upper berth rate between here and St.
Paul will be $1.50 instead of $2. They
will still assess the charge of $2 for
those desiring an upper berth but will
give a receipt for the overcharge, 50
cents. These receipts can be present
ed to the clerk of the United States
circuit court at Chicago, by whom the
rebate will be paid, provided the court
upholds the Interstate commerce com
SITUATION IS UNCHANGED
Rock Island Road Machinists Here
Are SU11 Out.
It was announced today that the
strike of the machinists on the Rock
Island is confined to this city, Chi
cago and Silvis. No conference bear
ing on the strike here has yet been
held between the men and the road
In Police Court.
" Tom Atkinson, arrested while in an
intoxicated condition, was sent to the
county jail for 40 days. John McGee
was sent to jail for five days on a
charge of drunkenness. J. S. Stitzell
was fined $1 and costs on a similar
Thomas Harmon and Mike Bretona
got; into a fight at a saloon on Twenty
fourth street and Fifth avenue and
both were arrested. The police magis
trate fined each of them 55 and costs
on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Notice for Bids for Furnishing Coal for
Rock Island County Court
House and Jail.
Bids will be received by the jail
and jails committee of Rock Island
county for the furnishing of mine
run coal for the year beginning Oct.
1, 1910, and ending Oct. 1, 1911.
Committee reserves right to reject
any or all bids. All bids must be in
by July 18.
II. C. HARRIS,
M. W. BATTLES.
BLAIR IS SUNK
Hole Torn in Hull by Obstruc
tion in River Near Su
ALL SAVED; DAMAGE SLIGHT
Boat Settles in Six Feet of Water and
Passengers Await Coming of
The steamer Helen Blair, belonging
to the Carnival City Packet company,
lies on the beach about half af mile
telow Suburban island, where it was
run aground yesterday afternoon fol
lowing the hitting of a snag in mid
s'rtara which caused a serious leak
ip the boat and no little danger to the
crew and the half hundred passengers
The boat does a regular packet busl
ress between this city and Burlington.
Yesterday it left the dock here at 4:20
and half an hour later it reached the
scene of the disaster. What was
struck will probably never be known,
but at any rate as the boat was steam
ing along at the rate of 15 miles an
hour everybody on board felt a sud
den jar and then a scraping sound as
though a boulder or a floating obstruc
tion of some kind had been hit. At
the time the boat was in midstream
nrd a short distance below the mouth
of Rock rivw. The channel at this
point is ordinarily considered perfect
ly safe even with the stage of water
as low as it Is now.
Kiud Boat Leaking:.
The first mate of the boat, Henry
I'utchiuson, feared that the heavy
shock might have caused a leak in
h hull and he went below at once.
He discovered that the hull was al
ready filling with water, though he
was unable to get to the leak or even
learn where it was. lie notified Cap
tain Fred Howe and the latter ordered
the pilot to beach the steamer, which
was done as soon as possible. In the
meantime the captain ordered all the
ppssengers to gather on the upper
deck and to get the life boats ready.
The boat took water rapidly, but not
too fast to permit of a landing, and it
was finally grounded on the Iowa
shore about half a mile below Subur
ban island and an erpial distance above
Petersen's island. The steamer was
s:ill 200 feet from shore, however,
rnd arrangements were made for tak
ing the passengers off should the boat
keel over. It finally sank to the top
cf the lower deck and there it remain
ed. The inside of the boat lies , I n
three feet of water and the outside in
PaasrnKrrs Itrmiln on Board.
The officers and crew of the boat
vi ere loud in their praise of the actions
of the passengers, many of whom
were women. None of them became
veiy badly frightened and all obeyed
the orders of the captain willingly
and promptly. When told that the
boat was on the bottom and that there
was no danger they decided to stay
aboard and await relief rather than
land and try to reach their destination
by rail. At supper time all of the pas
sengers were led in the dining room
of the boat and everybody made the
best of their plight.
The steamer Acorn had in the mean
time brought two empty sand barges
to the sunken steamer and the freight
was transferred to these as rapidly
as possible, and because of the prompt
ness with which the boat was beached
piiictically nothing was injured, and
the damage done to freight will not
amount to over ?25. About 7 o'clock
the steamer Wenona, belonging to the
Cirnival City company, arrived at the
scene on its way back to Rock Island
from Muscatine, where it "had taken
ai excursion. Captain W. A. Blair,
head of the company, was on board
and he at once took charge of things.
The Wenona hurried back to port and
cTscharged the excursionists and after
taking on a supply of coal went back
to the sunken boat and took its pas
sengers and freight which had been
loaded on the barges. About 11 o'clock
U started out for Muscatine and ar
rived there between 3 and 4. This
morning it proceeded on to Burlington
or regular time. At Burlington the
Wenona will replace the Black Hawk
in the trade between that city and
Keokuk and the Black Hawk will take
charge of the heavier trade between
Burlington and Rock Island. The
schedule will not be changed.
Will llnine Sunken Craft.
A diver from Cincinnati is already
on the way here under orders from
Captain Blair and he will locate the
hole in the hull of the Helen Blair and
the work of raising the steamer will'
be pushed as, rapidly as possible. As
socn as it is temporarily repaired and
raised it will be taken on the ways at
the Kahlke boat yard and made ready
foi duty again.
Inquest on McDonald Death. -
An open verdict was returned by
a coroner's jury last evening over
the body of John McDonald, 2402
Fifth-and-a-half avenue, who was ac
cidentally killed Tuesday night about
10:30 while switching cars in the
Rock Island railroad yards in Dav
enport. He was struck on the back
of the head by a swinging door or
one of the cars. No blame was at
tached for the death. The body will
be shipped tomorrow morning to
Knoxville, 111., for burial.
Pile of Rags on Fire.
The fire department was called to
the home of Morris Kowensky, 2C1IW
rourth avenue, at 10:30 this morning,
where a pile of rags became ignited
in a closet. The fire was extinguished
by the occupants of the house. The
I damage was slight.
TWO KILLED BY
Fatalities During Storm
Bettendorf and in East
ONE OF VICTIMS ON ROOF
Other, a Colored Man, Fishing at the
River Bank Both of Them
Meet Instant Deaths.
The storm which struck this vicinity
about noon today resulted In two
deaths on the Iowa side of the river.
David Gerherzt, a roofer, who was at
work on the country home of Colonel
Nathaniel French, three miles east of
Bettendorf, waa .struck by a bolt of
lightning and iustantly killed, as was
Alonzo Twiggs (colored), who was fish
ing at the river bank in East Daven
port. The former was an employe of
the Hipwell Roofing company, in whose
service he had been for the past seven
weeks. Last Monday he was sent to
the French place. Just before noon to
day, while on the roof, he was struck,
although no damage was done to the
house. He was 33 years old aud as far
as is known he left no relatives.
Civil War Veteran.
The negro was aged C5 years and was
a veteran of the civil war. He was
employed as night janitor at the Rock
Island depot. He went fishing this
morning and had caught several fish.
The bolt which struck him tore his hat
to ribbons and ripped his shoe from
his left foot. He leaves a wife and sev
eral brothers and sisters. The remains
of both men were removed to undertak
ing establishments in Davenport.
J. A. Mclvec of Chicago is visiting in
P. V. Stark of De Kalb is visiting
Ben Gilette of Aledo was In the city
II. R. Ketch of Decatur is a visitor
in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Crawford are
visiting in Clinton.
Alec V. Anderson has returned from
a Chicago business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Putnam of Pekln,
111., are visiting in the city.
R. Heghen left yesterday for an ex
tended visit on the Pacific coast.
Mf. and Mrs. H. W. Boise of Kis
simmee, Fla., are visiting in the city.
A. E. Bashaw left for San Francisco,
where he will make his future home.
Miss Margaret Doyle of Peoria is in
the city to spend her vacation at home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Shannon of Denni
son, Iowa, arrived in the city to visit
Leo Kinney, 944 Twenty-second
street, left yesterday for Des Moines
on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Wilson of Cedar
Rapids have arrived in Rock Island
to visit relatives.
Officer Charles Ginnane has gone to
Elmira, N. Y., where he will spend a
10 days' vacation.
J. D. Volz has arrived from his home
In Indianapolis to spend a week visit
ing with relatives.
Dr. C. C. Condon and bride have
returned from their honeymoon- trip
on the northern lakes. '
Miss Josephine Sellers left this noon
for her home in La Salle after a visit
for a week in the city.
Guy Bowman, formerly a resident of
the city, now of Muskogee, Okla., Is
here to spend a week.
Miss Regina Blake has returned
home after a three weeks' visit at
Chicago and Pawpaw lake.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R.-Walcott of Brad-
frjui JUL.. Ja. JlKso, nuunlnv. for tlvaa
ALL TKBMIVHEP MATS
As this is the sale so many ladies of the tri-cities have been waiting for, we
would advise you to come at your first opportunity and get one or more of the
unequaled bargains we are now offering.
The end of the season is close at hand and we take this means of clearing out
for our fall merchandise some of which is already here.
Untrimmed shapes 25c
Flowers & Fancies h off
home after visiting in the city for a
Daniel McGee, 529 Third street, has
returned home after spending the past
month visiting in Denver.
Paul C. Tumey, formerly a resident
of this city, now of Milwaukee, is vis
iting old acquaintances here.
George C. Blakslee left this after
noon for Milwaukee to attend the
Photographers' National convention.
"W'. IH. Sage left this morning for
Alma, "Wis., where they will spend a
fortnight as the guest of relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Gunin and daugh
ter of Aurora are in the city for a visit.
They are stopping at the New Harper.
Misses Nellie and Marguerite Hilton
arrived in the city this morning from
their home in Des Moines to visit rela
tives. Miss Anna Edwardson, who has been
visiting relatives in the city for the
past fortnight, left today for her home
in Des Moines.
F. "Warfield arrived in the city this
mrrnlng from his home in Muscarine,
where he will visit with iriends for
Misses Zola Morningstar and Cora
Wells left for their home in Monmouth
after visiting with friends in the city
for several days.
Henry and Rdward Saunders left to
day for their home in Dixon after
spending the last few days in the city
visiting with friends.
Assistant Postmaster Oliver P. Olson
anJ wife left yesterday for Chicago,
where they will spend a fortnight as
the guests of relatives.
William Pfaff left this morning for
his home in Chicago after spending
the past week in the city as the guest
of friends and relatives.
W. W. Axon arrived in the city this
morning from his home in Cedar Rap
ids. Iowa, where he will 6pend several
days visiting with friends.
J. K. McGuire of Valley Junction,
Iowa, who has been visiting with
friends in the city for the past week,
left this noon for his home.
Mrs. J. F. Travnlcek, 1315 Fifth-and-ono-half
avenue, has returned home
after spending three weeks visiting
with relatives in Wisconsin.
C H. Logan and John Spencer of
MeDmouth, who have been visiting
friends in the city for the past week,
left this morning for their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dameral, who
have been visiting relatives in the city
for the past week, left this morning
for their home in Springfield, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Otterson, who
have been the guests of relatives in
Rock Island for the past fortnight, left
this morning for their home in Keokuk,
B. I. Keeler and daughter arrived
in the city this morning from their
home in La Crosse, Wis., to visit
friends for several days enroute to
Miss Martha Parker, who is princi
pal of the Walter Scott school, Chi
cago, is a guest at the 'home of Mr.
F.ud Mrs. S. F. Parker, 1019 Twenty
Mrs. A. J. Bruggeman and daughter,
Miss Jean of Waterloo, Iowa, left this
TAILO RIN G NEW S
VOL. 1, NO. 1. Rock Island, 111., July, 1910. Original Copy
Edited by the Beal Tailoring Company,
Illinois Theatre Building.
Our tailors are still busy.
Fall and winter-samples have
Browns and grays the popu
Our Mr. Beal has returned
from a short business trip.
Big reductions in our sum
Several tried on coats today,
SS.OO flats for only
$6.00 Has for only
S7.00 Hals for only
900 flats for only
$15.00 flats for only
BULLET HITS BOY
Ten-Year-Old Leonard Coulter
of Drury May Die as Re
sult of Wound.
STRUCK AT BASE OF BRAIN
Younger Brother Carrying Ilifle and
Walking Behind When Weapon
Leonard Coulter, 10-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Coulter, a res
ident of Drury township, was per
haps fatally injured yesterday, be
ing accidentally shot at the base of
the brain by his younger brother.
An X-ray xamination at the Her
shey hospital, Muscatine, where he
was taken, was made last night and
it was found impossible to extract
the bullet. The lad remains uncon
scious and the chances of recovery
are considered about even.
C'aryliiK Dnby Sinter.
Leonard was walking along the
road near Wrayville carrying his 2-year-old
sister on his back, his
younger brother following behind
carrying a 22-calibre rifle. The small
er boy stumbled and discharged the
weapon, the bullet barely missing
the little girl and lodging in the
back of the head of the older boy.
pfternoon for their home after visiting
with relatives in Rock Island for the
past 10 days.
Mrs. O. J. Brien and daughter,
Nellie, 1629 Thirtieth street, have
departed for Omaha, Neb., where
they will make an extended visit
Dr. C. E. Taylor, former pastor of
th.; First Baptist church, will preach
to his old congregation next Sunday
morning. Dr. T;j lor now resides at
I. a Grange, Mo.
Mrs. M. Starr and daughter. Miss
Madeline, 91G First avenue, left this
morning for an extended visit in the
west. They will visit, with relatives
in Seattle and Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Weld and son
Willis, 1110 Twenty-first street, will
leave tomorrow for an extended trip
in the west. They will visit with
friends and relatives in Seattle and
Mr. and Mrs. Healy and daughter
left last evening for their home in
Nichols, Iowa, after being the guests
for several days at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Brenr.an, 714 Twenty
Misses Nancy and Flossie McGregor,
who have been the guests of relatives
in the city for the past fortnight, left
this noon for Peoria, where they will
visit friends for several days enroute
to their home in Evansville, Ind.
To Attend Army Maneuvers.
Captain Edward 11. Dunavin of
Company A has been ordered to at
tend some army maneuvers which
are to take place next week at In-
One of Jack Johnson's ad.
mirers came down from Moline
to spend his winnings for a new
A traveling salesman info-vs
us he came all the way from
Cincinnati, Ohio, to order a
suit of us. "He remembered
the last one."
Two of the late J. S. excur
sionists who lost their gar
ments in the recent boat fire,
"i, ... ' ,
10 FREE STAMPS 10
Present this coupon when mak.
log purchase of $1.00 or over and
receive 10 extra S. & H. Stamps.
dlanapolls. There will be officers
there from every company In Illi
nois and probably from nearly ev
ery state in the union which boasts
of a national guard service. Reg
ular army officers will be in charge
of the national guard officers and
will instruct them in everything of
interest in a military way. The
school will last for a week. Cap
tain Dunavln will leave Saturday
night and be on hand Monday morn
ing at Indianapolis.
FOREST HONORED BY FRANCE
Inventor of Explosive Motor Profits
Only by Distinction.
Bernard Forest, seventy-n!n years
old, who lives at Suresnec. baa Just
been reeogulzed by France an the real
Inventor of the explosive motor and
has bad the cross of .the Legion of
Honor conferred ujon him. The ex
jJosIve motor at first, nearly fifty years
ago. was regarded ns a mere toy, and
coprtal for development could not be
secured. One after another bis pat
ents expired, and when the automobile
industry began to avail itself of them
M. Forest djd not profit in the least.
Famous Catalpa Still Alivs.
The famouspeeimen of the Catalp.i
blgnonioldes In the historic gardens of
Gray's inn, London. J again In leaf.
It was falsely reiorted dead semo
yenrs ago. The patriarch, said to have
been planted by the great Lord Bacon,
has not bloomed profusely since 1000.
A slip secured in 1S0 by a United
States official in London Is now one of
the finest eatalpns In the neighborhood
Sermons at All Prices.
"Brethren," :tld the visiting preach
er. "I'm got a eight dollni sarmon. on'
I's got a six doii.ir surtuon. ou' I's got
n five dollar one an a three dollar one.
an' den I's got one I kin . let you have
fur Jes' one dollar. Now. I wact yo
fur to take up the kerlectlon right
now. an' we'll nee which one ut dee
Kflrtunns you wants." Kxchange.
Not In the Agreement.
Daniel bad been cast Into the lions'
"My main objection." he an Id ns liv
playfully tweaked n liou's mime, "la
that I pet oo moviug picture royal-ties."-Puck.
Still They Come.
W. H. Whiteside of Joslln has an
i,r upred hlmseifas a candidate for t lie
republican nomination for count)
Those Pies of Boyhood.
How delicious wero the pies of
boyhood. No pies now ever taste so
good. What's changed? The pies?
No. It's you. You've lost the strong,
healthy stomach, the vigorous liver,
the active kidneys, the regular bow
els of boyhood. Your digestion la
poor and you blame the food. What's
needed? A complete toning up by.
Electric Bitters, of all organs of di
gestion stomach, liver, kidneys,
bowels try them. They'll restore
your boyhood appetite and apprecia
tion of food and fairly saturate your
body with new health, strength and
vigor. Fifty cents at all druggists.
were obliged to order new suits
A certain merchant of the
city was proudly marched into
our establishment today by his
wife and told to order a new
suit. He ordered as requested.
Our suit sale at $20 and $25
will last till Aug. 1.
Don't waste your time figur
ing out why a "black hen lays a
white egg." Get the egg.