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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1910.
BY MILK WAGON
Mrs. Margaret Peterson of Mo
line, Aged 80, Will Prob
SEVERAL BONES BROKEN
Husband Killed in Similar Accident
Near the Same Spot Twenty
Mrs. Margaret Peterson, 80 years of
ege, who resides at 1713 Sixteenth
avenue, Moline, was probably fatally
injured this morning at 7:45, when she
was knocked down and run over by a
team and milk wagon at the crossing
at Fifteenth street and Fifteenth ave
nue. Ed Ver Sluis of Rock river bot
tom, owner of the wagon, was driving
at the time of the accident. Both bones
of Mrs. Peterson's left leg were broken
atove the ankle, both bones of her
right arm were broken three inches
ateve the wrist, her left thumb was
broken, a deep cut was inflicted above
the eye, aand she was otherwise bruis
ed and scratched. The shock rendered
her unconscfous, but before the arrival
of the ambulance, she had regained
ter faculties. She was removed to the
Moline city hospital. Chances for her
recovery are very slight, because of
her advanced age.
Mr. Van Sluis stated that he was
driving north and noticed Mrs. Peter
son standing on the curb. As she
sl owed no intention of crossing he was
surprised when she stepped into the
street, directlty in the path of the
team. He was unable to stop in time
to avoid the accident. It is supposed
that Mrs. Peterson did not see the ap
; if aching wagon.
ilunbond Killed Near Spot.
It is a strange coincidence that Mrs.
TV orson's husband. Dan Peterson, a
'imster, was killed near the
)snr.g more tnan zu years ago,
or. he feli from the seat of his
;:i and the wheels passed over his
terurban train due at Davenport at 6
o'clock. The interurban and railroad
tracks meet at East River and Fourth
streets, and each interurban car stops
befdre reaching it and the conductor
goes ahead to see that the track is
clear. Caplin had just done this, and
the car had started. He attempted to
board the front end of the trailer. A
passenger was standing on the lower
step, and in order to avoid hitting hira,
Caplin let go his hold. He was thrown
under the car and both wheels passed
over his left foot before the car could
be stopped. Physicians were summon'
ed and he was removed to St. Luke's
hospital. His foot was badly crushed,
but it is thought that it will not be
necessary to amputate. Caplin had
been employed by the company for six
The steamer North Star and bow
boat Harriet stopped at the local port
this morning to store up some provis
ions. They have just delivered a large
raft of logs to the mills at Keokuk,
Iowa. The boats left this noon for
Stillwater, where they will make an at
tempt to bring down another raft. The
rafters are meeting considerable dif
ficulty during the low stage of water.
The steamer Black Hawk arrived at
the local landing this morning with
many passengers on board. There was
also considerable freight on the
A NARROW ESCAPE
Man Is Caught Between Two
Freight Cars and Nearly
Crushed to Death.
EMPLOYED AS SWITCHMAN
of their brother, Charles Baumann
of South Rock Island. This is the
first reunion of the family In 33
Mr. and Mrs. J. O'Brien, John O'
Bi!en and Miss Catherine O'Brien, of
Ei.-urn, 111., are visiting for several
days at the home of Mr. and Mrs T. J.
O'Erien, 1102 Twenty-second street.
Is Kemoved t St. Anthony's Hospi
tal in th Ainltulaiu-p, Where
Medical Aid 1 Administered.
While engaged In switching in the
Burlington yards at Sixteenth street
and First avenue, last night, Eppe Jo
hansen. 1515 Fourth avenue, was
squeezed between two cars and painful
ly bruised. He was taken at once to St.
Anthony's hospital In the ambulance,
where ,a physician attended him. It
was found that his hips and chest had
been bruised and scratched, but it is
thought that no internal injuries wera
sustained. He passed the night very
Wan Hanging to Car.
The injured man was riding on a box
car, and was holding on at the side. In
passing another train, which was on
the next track, a car with a swell in
the center caught him, and after pinch
ing him between the two cars, dropped
him to the ground. He was picked up
by his fellow workmen and taken to
the hospital at once.
THE CLICK OF THE KEY
,UCTQR IS RUN
OVER BY OWN CAR
J. T. Caplin of Clinton Falls Under
Wheels of I. & I. Interurban
Has Foot Badly Crushed.
State's Attorney L. M. Magill left
last night for Chicago.
Marvin Merrill of Ottawa, 111., is
spending a week in the city visiting
Otto Quelle of Jollet is spending
several days in Rock Island calling
Miss Margaret Corken and Miss Louisa
same ' Ar;ti;ony have gone to Chicago to visit
for a week.
Mr. and Mrp. Frank Baker of Anna--an
were visiting friends in Rock is
l.i nd yesterday.
E. H. Hughes of San Francisco, Cal.,
is spending several days in Rock- Is
land visiting friends.
Harold Upton of Chicago arrived
in the city this noon to spend a week
visiting with friends.
H. M. Schriver has returned home
after a visit of three weeks at New
York and Washington. j
Fred S. Wall of Des Moines, ar-1
rived in the city this morning to visit
friends for several days.
Claf Nielson of Rockford, 111., left for
J. T. Caplin of Clinton, Iowa, con
ductor on the I & I. interurban run
ning between Clinton and Davenport,
was the victim of an accident last ev-!home after spending several days
tning shortly before 6 o'clock. Caplin
was in charge of the trailer of the in-
Reck Island calling on friends.
J. H. Rusdorf left this morning for
his home in Topeka, Kan., after visit
ing for a week in Rock Island.
iting in Rock Island for the last few
Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Helder of Ma
rengo, Iowa, arrived in the city this
morning to visit a week with rela
tives. Miss Sadie Runyon left this morning
for her home in Muscatine, Iowa, after
vi!-:ting relatives in the city for a
B. H. Kenney of Joliet, 111., ar
rived in Rock Island this noon, where
he will spend several days visiting
C. Kane of Iowa City, who has
been visiting in the city for the
past few days, left this morning for
Miss Eva Childs of Hanover, Wis.,
left last night for her home, after
spending a week in the city visiting
N. C. Stephens of New Boston, 111.,
left for his home last night after spend
ing several days in Rock Island call
ing on friends.
Mrs. H. F. Elwood and daughter,
Miss Hilda, of Waloott, Iowa, arrived
in the city this morning to spend a
Walter Stelling left this morning
for his home in Peoria after spend-
ine the last few davs in Rock Is-
A. E. Stephenson left this morning ind visiting frionHa
The Misses Lillian and Silvia Shaver
oT Nashua. Iowa, arrived in Rock Is-
Mrs. Daniel Custer left this morning . duA tnis morning, where they will visit
for his home in Roosevelt, Okla., after
srei'ding the past week in the city.
You willhave no difficulty in making an
endless variety of delightful, wholesome
10 Cents a Package All Grocers.
fr.t her home in Freeport, 111., alter
spending a week in the city visiting.
Robert Reardon left this morning for
his home in Chicago after spending
several days in the city on business.
Charles Becker of South Bend,
Ind., is spending a week in the city
j visiting with friends and relatives.
Bert Pitney, who has been visiting
friends in the city for the past 10
days, left today for his home in Pe
oria. Tavid Ayers arrived in the city this
nurning from his home in Galesburg.
wl-cre he will visit friends for several
Samuel . N. Kerns left today for
his home in Tipton, Iowa, after vis-
Our August Clean up Sale is worthy to be considered. Silk mulls,
linens, lawns and all other 25c wash materials at your choice, per
yard. 15c .
Summer Dresses We are giving them away for $1.25 each.
Ladies' Skirts, in voiles .panamas, etc. They are stylish, up to date.
Our Clean Up price, each $2.98.
On Ladies' nainsook and muslin underwear. We shall leave the
discounts for you to figure. We have reduced them plainly from
$2.25 to $1,65; from $1.75 to $1.25, and from $1.48 to 98c.
10 and 12c ginghams and percales. Our Clean Up sale, per
A great saving for you in our Parisiana Corsets.
In Our Grocery Dept.
Sugar, 19 pounds for
Fancy Creamery Butter, per lb
Fresh Eggs, per dozen
Lenox or Santa Claus soap, 7 bars for .
Yeast Foam, per package
White Rose Flour, per sack
Headquarters for fruits and vegetables.
32 12 c
. . -25c
Horblit's Department Store
1615-1617 Second Ave.
a wtek with relatives.
Miss Katherine Elson left this
morning for her home in Peoria, af
ter visiting with friends in Rock Is
land for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Cartin left this
morning for their home in Oska
loosa, Iowa, after visiting with rela
tives for the past fortnight.
Karl B. Jaeger left this morning
for his home in Macomb, 111., after
being the guest of friends in Rock
Island for the past fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Forrest of Mus
catine left for their home this morn
ing after visiting relatives in Rock
Island for the past 10 days.
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Heiber and
ch'ldren of Des Moines, Iowa, eh route
to Devil's Lake, Wis., stopped off in
Reek Island to visit several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert U. Vogel left
this morning for their home in Lin
coln, Neb., after visiting friends in
Rock Island for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sayer left
this morning for their home in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, after visiting relatives
! in Rock Island for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. U. H. Shepherd left
this morning for their home in Elgin,
I'll., after spending the past three
weeks in Rock Island visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Pope of Havan
ra, 111., who have been visiting rela
tives in Rock Island for the past fort
night left this morning for their home.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Howard left this
morning for their home in Ottumwa,
Iowa, after visiting with friends and
relatives in Rock Island for the past
Miss Lena Collins arrived in the city
I this morning from her home in St.
Iti. ... . : c- n, i
I i nu, ..mm. oue wm remain nere sev
jeral weeks as the guest of friends ant?
Miss Maureen Kane, 2S47 Seventh
avenue, will leave the first of next
week for an extended visit in Colorado.
She will visit with friends and rela
tives 1n Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Schrader
who have been visiting relatives In
Rock Island foi the past fortnight,
left this morning for their home in
Mt. Carroll, 111.
The Misses Minnie and Gertrude
Alden left this morning for their
home in Peoria. 111., after visiting
friends and relatives in, the city for
the past 10 days. !
The Misses Mary and Margaret
Gorman, 2506 Seventh avenue, de
parted this morning for Racine, Wis.,
where they will make an extended
visit with friends and relatives.
Louis Baumann of Warren, Ohio,
his sister, Anna Stevens, of Chicago,
and brother, John Baumann, of Ft.
Collins, Colo., have arrived In the
c liy for a family reunion at the home
Reading of Telegraph Messages by
Sound Story of First Trial.
Ezra Cornell is unowu iu history as
ihe father of Cornell university, as
one of the men who helped to build
the first telegraph line and a'S an ar
dent oga nizt r of telegraph systems in
the early days, being instrumental in
the formation of the now famous
Western Uniou Telegraph company,
nis son, Alonzo B. - Cornell, became
ultimately vice president of the West
ern Union aud governor of New York
state high commercial and political
Yet he once confessed to me that he
felt he should be credited with , the
additional honor of having made the
discovery that telegraph messages
could be read by ear. and he seemed
to take more pride in bis part in bring
ipg this about than he did in any of
his other achievements.
"I was trained as a telegraph opera
tor." said Mr. Cornell in telling me the
story. "I suppose I took to telegraphy
naturally because of my father's deep
and large interests in the then new
mode of communication. Anyway. I
learned the Morse key easily, and I
was. In fact, very fond of telegraphing
from both the practical and the scien
"One afternoon, sometime In the ear
ly fifties, when I was stationed at Al
bany. N. Y.. there was an unusual in
rush of newspaper dispatches I was
in charge of the press key and In the'
midst of the task of receiving ttfem 1
found to my consternation that I was
out of tape. Before taking my seat
before the key I had neglected to re
plenish the tape reel.
"There was a bountiful supply of
tape in the cellar of the "building, but
It was a long trip there there were
no elevators in those days and I knew
that to gq, there I would waste pre
cious time. And there were those anx
ious newspaper men hanging over my
"Suddenly, as I fished about, men tal
ly for the quickest way out of my
dilemma, this thought popped Into my
head: "You don't need any tape. Half
the time you don't look at it when the
dispatches are coming in before you
write them out. You trust to your
ears to tell what the instrument says.
Why not do so now'; Instantly 1 de
termined to see whether or not I could
take the dispatches by sound alone.
"I put my fingers on the key and
broke in on New York, whence the
dispatches were coming. 'Send rather
slowly and very distinctly.' 1 asked the
man at the other en:l of the wire. lie
at once began to do so not without
some curiosity as to my reasou, 1
found out later.
"But I didn't think of that at the
time, for 1 was glowing all over with
the knowledge that I could write 'out
the dispatches and write them cor
rectly, for they made sense by simply
listening to the sounds that the key
"Thus I continued taking the dis
patches to the very end. Theu the
New York operator called me. 'What
are you doing up there?" he asked.
"Why did you want me to send slowly
"I answered that I had said goodby
to the telegraph tape forever and told
him of the discovery I had made. He
was immediately Interested. "Send
me slowly and very distinctly fifteen
or twenty words, and I'll see whether
or not I can do the same thing.' he re
quested. "I did so. full of confidence, and a
little later there came to me this mes
sage: "I've done it too. Some of the
other boys say they can. I predict
that within a month there won't be an
inch of tape used in' the New York
"Years Invor." added Mr. Cornell. " 1
was told tt::it about the time that 1
discovered for myself a new and revo
lutionary method of receiving tele
graph messages The same method was
also discovered by an operator in the
main office in Pittsburg. I have no
doubt that this is true. Sooner or
later the discovery was bound to be
made not only in one. but several
offices. But I have always felt that 1
was the first to make the discovery
and should be credited with it In tele
graphic history." Boston Globe.
I.. - fey f . r i tiri'. V tmm
Your choice of any suit in the
house, including our fine
tfein-Bloch & Co. oar-
mentis at S1S.OO
(Blues and black only excepted)
letter get in
The Busy Corner
it ni iw-lirii
ir-m-ijfiillM "inil it. I
HE eyes of the nation have
turned again toward Uncle
Sam's great Irrigation project
in southern Arizona, where
been built the Salt river, or
Roosevelt, dam. for it Is now ready
to transform 2.000 square miles of
sandy desert Into a fair valley. In
which' the agricultural possibilities are
not exceeded a uy where In the world.
Under almost tropical skies, with a soil
of wonderful fertility, the farmer In
Salt river valley will cultivate his or
ange groves, his rig trees, his vines,
while his broad meadows will yield
him heavy harvests of alfalfa several
times a year. Vast areas heretofore
absolutely worthless will be trans
formed quickly Into blossoming or
chards and purpling vineyards, and
hundreds of happy homes will dot n
plain where the world's greatest water
supply works have been built, the
quantity It Is capable of storing being
larger than the volume hold by the
largest Nile reservoir. This dam wipes
off the map the town of Roosevelt, a
at the top l.t.. tei-i. . it ranges in
thickness from nearly 175 feet at the
bottom to 1; feet at the top. An
enormous quantity of rock has been
used for filling In behind the barrier.
Nearly 400.0)0 cubic yards of masonry
has been placed in iHisitlon. most of
the wall resting on stones weighing as
much as sixteen tons each. The near
est coal mines being 500 miles away,
the engineers had to figure on obtain
ing Kwer for the great work under
way. The difficulty was surmounted
by building a power canal twenty miles
long to carry the water of Salt river.
This canal may be called the Pooh
Bah of the project, for without its
help little could have been done. Its
JURORS TAKEN TO
LOOK OVER LAND
Special Train on Burlington (iocs to
Iiarslow in Interests of Con
The Jurors, lawyers and parties Inter
ested in the Chicago, Burlington tt
Quincy railway vs. Mrs. Kathrine Oil
man, et al., condemnation suit, w re
taken to Bat Mow this afte rnoon on a.
special Burlington train, to look over
the ground oxer which the question
of condemnation arises. Accordingly
To Improve Moline Street,
B. S. Bell, Moline city attorney, yes
terday in (the county court filed the
assessment roll for the improvement
of Fourth avenue from the west line of
Thirty-fourth street to the west line of
Fifty-fifth street, Moline. The hearing
was set for Thursday, Sept. 1.
Burglar in Auto Factory.
The plant of the Midland motor com
pany at East Moline was entered last
n'ght and innor tubes, brass castings
.aod a tool kit were takea. The value
cf the stolen goods Is . estimated at
52-10. There is no clue.
Licensed to Wed.
Miss Laura Rickman
Wtlter C. Bethurem
Mies Ruth E. Miller .
Frnnk G. Baker
Yiss Jennie Slater ..
Fred A. Doyle
. Anna wan
. . . . Moline
Misa Susie Nieley Geneseo
"How many ribs have yon asked
"I don't know. nia"am." giggled Sal
lie. - "I'm so awfully ticklish. 1 could
never count 'em.' Lippincott's.
'James, can I trust you with the key
to the win cellar?"
The New Butler (stiffly) Certainly,
Kir: I bare seen all the laheLi. IJla. .
POBTIOX OF TOWN OK r.'XSEYEIiT. WHICH
DA U WIl'ES OCT.
great lake taking fts place, twenty
miles long and 2T0 feet deep at one
it was In 1002 that the location for
this big enterprise was selected, but It
was not until four years later that
actual work was begun on the great
Wall that confines the lake which fur
nishes irrigation. The following fig
ures will give the reader some idea
of the dam's immensity: Its height
above the rock Js 284 feet, the length
at the bottom 233 feet and the lerurth
' ' . . I the c ounty ourt was adjourned th:s
grinding rock and Hinkers. mixing and
handling machinery and l:i numerous
other ways that would have required
the combined strength of O.OUO horses.
It also lighted the tovrn f Koosevelt
and then had enough strength left to
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s-',,. . i .. r
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ROAD UCILT OVEH SITE OF DAM.
pump water from wells for thousands
of acres of irrigated farms fifty mile
away In the Salt river valley.
The site to be reclaimed will fur
nish home land for over lOO.lMKi peo
ple, the 2.O0O squnre miles to be Irri
gated supplying land for at least 2.V
j00 farms. To build this mighty dam
Uncle Sam has had to foot bills total
ing altogether $:.7."X).000. This Is a
mall Item, however. In comparison to
the benefits that will come from the
. "lie ,1s a stingy old curmudgeon.
"The worst I ver saw. Why. he'd
haggle over the cost of building a
spite fence." Exchange.
He who Hatters you U your enemy.
morning till 2 o'clock Monday after
noon, when the hearing of the case will
In the optnir.g arguments, heard yes
terday, the dr-fenfe questioned the rail
road' right of condemnation, and mart's
a motion for dl.-mlssal, but was over
ruled. The defen.-e then filed a L.ll,
claiming that compensation fhould he
paid to the defendants by the road, not
only for the land to be condemned,
but for damages to the lemalnder of
the farm, the value of which will de
crease with the railway through ll:j
Ha Worked Cn.
Wife- ;"or!re. tlii l iirnlng of tf:e
i-andle at bi.lli tn's menus an untlm- i;
grave. If Is u.ar!y 12 oYhvk. Corn
to lied. Ii'iire ll'.tt I'm doing thi
tligbf work li oid'-r to lind money
enough to !;:;y you a birthday present.
Wife Well. If you will persist in work
ing of i oi:rse I can't stop It. (Jood
Deduction In a Ctreet Car.
The Heavyweight - I'.irdon me. did I
Ftep on your foot, sir? (.'ong.iii If yez
didn't, begerry. then the roof must bor
fell on It.-Puck.
Not to Blame.
The Elderly Lady-They say hi
wife bfis money. The Younger Weil,
that Isn't his fault. They've only beea
married a short liioe.
'ih:--fee ' .
A most comfortable
15c each, t for 7Sc Arow Cuffs. S&
Ouett. PeabodT Sc Co- T-err N.Y.