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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1910.
GOLDEN STATE !H
A WRECK; 3 HURT
Limited Train on Hock Island
Jumps Tracks at Ains
GOING 60 MILES AN HOUR
Six Cars Driven Into Ditch, I.:t'.
motive Alone Remaining on
A 5 o'clock this morning the Golden
State Limited train, eastbound on the
Rock Island road was derailed at
Ainsworth, Iowa, a station between
Washington and Columbu3 Junction,
and as a result, three persons were
"VY. W. Newhall, conductor of the
train was badly bruised, and Mrs.
Newhall was somewhat shaken C
B. Truax, a brakeman, in jumping
through the window of the observation
car, was scratched and bruised. The
injured people wcra hi Ought to Rock
Island this morning and were placed
under the care of a physician at the
The train was going at the rate of
60 miles per hour in an effort to i :ake
up 15 minutes lost time. Th? ialls
near Ainsworth hav;; not been in the
best condition lately and so no defect
caused the derailment of t!u; entire
train with the exception of the ensin?.
The train consisted of six cars, the
express, mail, diner, two sleepers and
observation. There were 30 passen
gers on board and all were shaken up.
Wrecker Sent to Scene.
The brakeman pitched through the
"window when he saw one of the rails
break 'hrcugh the not - of the car in
which he was riding. A wrecker was
sent from the Rock Islanl irds to
the scene of the accident.
IS GIVEN DAMAG
Jury Awards Paul Guckert Ver-1
aict oi $ooo.i igiiinsi,
i . e r- i- M n m - a
Rock Island Road.
FIRE DESTROYS HIS HOME
Claimed That lilae Stalled From
Locomotive Spark liistn-HHi-e
Th" jury In the Paul Gurkert dam
age suit against the Rock Is!a;ii road
brought in a verdict last night award
Ins the sum of $55:?. 47 to the plaintiff
and fixing the fees of the plaintiff'
attorneys at $150. to be paid by the
road. Judge E. C. Graves received
the verdict from the Jury at S: 30
o'clock. The complainant claimed that
his residence in Kas; Moline had
caught fire from sparks from a passing
locomotive and had been destroyed,
ire sued for $2,000. Searle & Marshall
represented him and Jackson, Hurst
. Stafford appeared for the read.
Sup Inxiirnorr Company.
The Kquita'ole I-ife Assurance com
pany of the United States is the de
fendant in tbe suit which is now on
rial before a jury in the circuit cnur'.
Now is the
to put in
your COAL for
FRAZER COAL CO.
Office, JS22 Third Ave.,
Phase. West 401. ek Isttna. lit.
j! Inspect A
The COAL we
f serve will bear
Now is the a.
ftime to put in p
your COAL for M
Thers are some pretty low prices being quoted on diamonds.
Too low for you to take chances on. A diamond may be white,
perfectly cut, free of flaws and yet be a "dead one.." They aren't
worth what you pay for
you suppose that any jewelry house can quote $50t$75 or $100
per carat less than we, when we sell them on a margin of 10 or
15 per cent?
We handle only the finest, perfect snappy stones stones
that you can, in a pinch, realize nearly what you pay for them.
Want some references? We can give you reams of them.
In galls, Jeweler
Mrs. Hannah L. Erickson is the plain
tiff. She seeks to recover the sum of
$1,300, which she claims the company
owes her on the death of her husband.
The company is fighting the claim on
! the grounds that Erickson, after tak
ing out his policy, entered into a haz
ardous occupation without notifying
the insurance company and having his
rate changed. He was injured while
working, and his death followed, and
the company refused to assume the
liability. G. A. Shallberg of Moline
represents the plaintiff, and Walker,
Sweeney & Ingram appear for the com
pany. FALLING PLASTER
HITS A HOTEL MAID
.Miss Georgia Davidson Gets Under
Oiling That Is Being He
paired. Miss Georgia Davidson, a maid at
the New Harper, was struck" on the
head this morning by plaster falling
from the ceiling of the fourth floor of
the building. Miss Davidson was
somewhat stunned by the force of the
blow, but it is thought that the acci
dent will not have any serious result.
The entire ceiling of the fourth floor,
as well as that of the fifth floor, will
have to be replastered, the surface
having been loosened during the re
The repairs on the damaged parts of
the building are rapidly nearing com
pletion. The motor for the new eleva
tor arrived this afternoon and will be
installed at once. It is 35-horse power
and will carry the car at the rate of
2(i0 feet per minute. The repairs on
the fifth floor are progressing nicely
and will be ready for occupancy in a
JOHN HENRY FULLER
RELEASED FROM JAIL
Old Man Is Given Freedom After
Having Been in Custody for
;Tcohn Hen;7 er- wh. has ee,n a
Dnsoner in th rmiritv tail fnr the Inst
1 five months awaiting a trial on a rape
'charge, was released from custody to-
uav, lunuwing a none prosse entered :n !
his case by the state's attornev. His!
cas had been certified to the county
court from the circuit court. There
was little evidence against the old ;
man rind It did t:ot appear strong
enough to warrant his being held any!
longer. Fuller was employed at odd
jobs about the Peoples' Xational bank ,
building. H hr.d quarters in tile base- '
ment fronting on Eighteenth street.1
It was alleged thai he enticed several .
little girls into the basement and as-1
saulted thorn. It developed later,;
how ever, that although he had fright-!
ened the little girls, he had done noth- j
ling criminal. He was very happy at I
I being released today. Sheriff O. j
Mruner supplied him with a new suit j
of clothes and he looked far better on j
emerging from the jad than he did;
when he entered.
IS ARRESTED FOR
STEALING A PURSE
Kdvvar.1 Smith fiefs 4v Win, -r ;
Hut Is Caught in Kansas City
aml Held fnr Local Oticers.
Detective C. C. Church of the lo
i cal police force returned this morn
ing from Kansas City, Mo., to which
place he went to take charge of Ed-
ward Smith, who is wanted bere nn
a charge of larceny. Smith came nov- a!ll t ho- 51,1,1 inl 1,e 1:lUr ,il:m
iwith the officer without making the',hat hefore he gets home and fixe.l
; latter get extradition papers for him.:UD? Lpt him wail- He'll think more
lie is charged with having stolen a i of you."
i pocketbook containing $27 from Mrs.! "You folks have no kick corning."
jj. B. Dunsworth, .",108 Fifthi ave-!cnimed in a gray-haired man. "I can
! nue. Smith roomed at the Duns- i remember when I have stood half an
I worth flats. Monday night he disap-ihour on a corner watting for a horse
peared and with him went the car to convey me to Moline. If we made
j purse. jthe trip in three-quarters of an hour
! Eagles, Attention.
memufib aie lequesiea lo oe j PO very onx a?0 either "
( present at the home of the late f ' ,. " ' , , '
T, , ,, "I'till" rim Muvli for Itnl t.
I Brother Fdward Hoover, corner!
i Seventeenth street and Thin! ave-! H was explained that the "pull" on
411 1 . 1 . , i
nue, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
sharp and take part in the funeral
i CAL A. CRUMPTON,
I Worthy President.
! JOHN F. DINDINGER,
, Worthy Secretary.
Broadway Ladies to Meet.
The Ladles' Aid society of Broadway j
Preshvterian church will met at tile!
church Friday afternoon at 2:30.
them even at bargain prices
INJURY IS FATAL
TO G. SOMERSON
Blood Poisoning Develops Af
ter Accident to Coal Valley
AILING FOR SEVEN WEEKS
Foot Bruised While Working in the
Volunteer Mine, of Which He
Was the Owner.
George Somerson, one of the promi
nent business men of Coal Valley, died
last evening at 10 o'clock at his home
in the village as the result of blood
poisoning. Seven weeks ago Mr.
Somerson bruised his foot while at
work in the Volunteer coal mine,
which he owns. At the time he
thought that the injury was of no con
sequence and paid no attention to it.
Finally he found it necessary to un
dergo an operation. At intervals
since the operation was performed, his
conditions was improved and then com
plications would develop.
Deceased was born in Coal Town,
Aug. 6, 1S5S and had lived In Rock Is
land county all his life. For the past'
15 years he had resided in Coal Valley
and during that time had conducted a
saloon. He had owned and operated
the Volunteer mine five years.
Survived ! Hl -Wife.
Mr. Somerson and Mis3 Sarah
Schroeder were united in marriage in
Coal Valley 29 years ago. Mrs. Somer
son survives. Deceased is also sur
vived" by two brothers, Robert and
John of Coal Valley and a sister, Mrs.
Mary Beatty, of Des Moines.
The funeral- will be held Saturday
afternoon at 2. o'clock from the home
and burial will be in the Coal Valley
GAR LINES TIED UP
Shoppers and Workers Delay
ed Through Unavoidable
THOUSANDS ON CORNERS
Dower Insufficient to Keep Traftir
Movini; and Additional Facili
ties Are Promised.
Thousands of shoppers and workers
employed in the stores, factories and
offices in Kock Island and Moline last
evening wore afforded a practical dem
onstration of the inconvenience and
hardships that were suffered in tin?
days when the cities . ,re without
modern street car facilities. For half
an hour, from 5::i" to i;. v.ot a wheel
turned on the lines of the Tri-City
railway company on th. Illinois side.
Crowds of people, many of them w.th
'Christmas packages, stood on the var
ious corners. Some discussed the
j beautiful weather, and others handed
I tn-m-,i!.tc. ;rtA K-i .I- V. .1 .. ,1... 1..
- f the railway com,,,.:,-.
"It's getting to bo just horrid." said
"Mt "l"'" '. o ivi.mi. huh sue o.i-
i ly wished she had ordered her chauf-
!feur to meet her.
' "And me got a date at 7," bewailed
i the girl with the stovepipe lid and a
I wad of gum working between tier
"I know, Jen," replied her friend.
,npn- ''' Is worKing in bilvis
i we thought we were doing pretty well
i in those days. And that has not been
ithe equipment at the power staHon at
the foot of Fourth street, Moline, was
! more than the 11 5i0 horse power boil
iers could stand up under. The boil
j ers wore not able to furnish the Fleam
required. They simply could not hold
j it in the face of the strain. There was
I but the one alternative to recoup, and
that was in shutting off a part of the
power supply until the necessary head
of steam could be raised.
It was announced today by an offi
cial of the power company that four
additional 500 horsepower boilers
are to be installed at the plant im
mediately, and that the accident that
occurred last evening would not hap
Fnll In C-'oal Ctium.rn Trouble.
Coal came down shortly before noon
today that is a load of it did, and
much as people like to see coal fall,
all who were aware of the fact that
particular load had come down, were
somewhat put out about it. The acci
dent for nothing but an accident
could bring coal down happened at
and, dollne corner or iwentietn street ann
Third avenue, and was exactly on the
crossing of the Tri-City Railway tracks
at that point.
It was 11:40 by the clock when the
rniehap occurred. The wagon, which is
old and decrepit, was heavily loaded,
and was being driven along in th car
tracks. The driver attempted to turn
the team from the tracks when he
heard an approaching car and as the
wagon was veering out, one of the
front wheels, which had lost a burr,
came off and the load of coal tumbled.
TracUn F"IIid AAUli Car.
And down it stayed for more than
CO minutes and all the while cars on
the Third, Fourth, Bridge and Long
View lines were coming along until
finally nearly all tracks for a distance
of a block or more each way were filled
with the cars. And each car was filled
with passengers on their way to their
homes for lunch.
After a delay of 40 minutes, the ob
struction was removed, and the cars
were started again, but the schedule,
it is needless to say. was somewhat off
in the meantime.
Another accident occurred at the
same point earlier this morning, when
a wagon loaded with manure, collapsed.
The rear axle was broken and the load
was turned over on its side. As ic
was a light load, it was but a few min
utes before it had been removed from
ALIMONY FOR WIFE
Mrs. Marion Shield Granted Di
vorse and Will Receive $9
CUSTODY OF HER CHILDREN
Husband Does Xot Defend Charge of
Habitual Drunkenness (iustaf
Det'Ieene (liven Decree. !
Mrs. Marion Shield of this city was
granted a decree of divorce today in
the. circuit court by Judge E. C. Graves.
Mrs. Shield charged her spouse Wi
liam Shield with being an habitual
drunkard. She asked for alimony in
addition to divorce and it too was
granted. The judg.; fixed this at $!
per week. Mrs. Shield is to have the
custody of the two children which
were born to the cour.le. The defen
dant failed to appear in court ai'd the
case went by default. Sehriver &
Schriver represented the womrn.
Gus'af DeCleene was gn n a de
cree of divorce from his wife, who, he
charges is living In Belgium at the
present time with another man. J. F.
Witter appeared for the petitioner.
Snvn Ilunliand In I'nfnltbful.
Mrs. Minnie M. Smith has commenc
ed proceedings in the circuit court by
which she hopes to wc-.ire a di voice
from her husband, William T. Smith.
In her petition she charges her hits-!
band with having had Ultimate rfln-i
tions with Rose Smith of Kewanee. a
divorced wife of the defendant. The
latter is even row, according to the!
bill, making his home in Kewanee withj
the former wife.
Mrs. Minnie E. Marks.
Mrs. Minnie iC. Marks, wife of Leo
nard P. Marks, died yesterday noon in
the Moline city hospital, following an
operation performed a few days ago.
Minnie Ella Miller was born in Itiley
county, Kansas. Juiy 2. I SMi. She t-amc
to Moline when two years of age with
her parents and had resided there ever
since. She was educated in the public
schools. She was a member of Har
mony camp, Royal Neighbors of Am
erica, and of the First Methodist
church. She was united in marriage
June 21. 1002. to Ieonard P. Marks,
who survives with two children: Beat
rice Pauline, aged 7: and tester Keith,
aged .". She also leaves her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Miller and seven
brothers: Herbert, Frank. Charles. Fl
mer and Fred, Moline; Albeit in Los
Angeles and George in Henry county,
and one sister, Mrs. Henry Daebell
ichn, Jr., Moline.
Funeral of Mrs. Larson. ;
j The funeral of Mrs. Christina Lar- ,
: son was held yesterday afternoon from '
jthe residence, 1231 Ctonhurst court,:
witli services at the First Swedish
'Lutheran church, conducted by the'
pastor. Rev. S. (1. llagglutid. who spoNe:
I both the Swedish arid English lan
j guages. Hymns were sung by the!
church quartet and Miss Minnie K. !
1 Johnson rendered a solo. "Face to;
! Face." Burial was in Clr!ppiannock. I
(The pallbearers were Mosses. Swanson. j
I Peterson Malmrose. ICngman, Strom-
quist and Pealstrom. j
Funeral cf E. A. Hoover.
The funeral of Fdinund A. Hoover
will be hold tomorrow afternoon at
2 o'clock from the residence. 22S'2
Seventeenth sirect. Dr. H. V. Recti
pastor of the Firsi Baptist church, will
conduct the services, which will be in
charge of the Kagle lodge. P.urial will
be in Riverside cemetery. Moline.
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Christmas trees on every corner, striped
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barber pole, horns, toys, games everything in
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laugh at the tremendous fun.
It's a shame we can't bottle up all the tun
that's going on here this week. We could
supply the rest of the world for a year. So
come with the crowd.
KNITTED SILK SHAWLS $1.00.
Come in black or -cream, openwork
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WOMEN'S TENUIS PETTICOATS
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And the beauty of it is that in this wide
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most every rierht book is here. We are
What a Gift
RILEY'S beautiful pcems in hand
some new bindings, fully illus
MYRTLE REED'S ey.quisite books
in lino Mndins. special. .. SI -12
TOM SAWYER'S and lluckiebeny
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THE PURCHASE PRICE, by
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Mary J. Holmes famous books in beauti
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At 2:30 Friday all the handsome new 25c
Hemy books, fifty-seven titles picture front
cover, onlv 15c.
ON BIGAMY CHARGE
Mrs. Jennie Soenens Arrested
Here on Complaint of Her
AFFINITY IS TAKEN ALSO
Woman Claims That She Has Married
Socoml Time and Produces
Mrs. Jennie Soenens. 4 506 Fifth
avenue, this city, is held a prisoner
in the Moline jail facing a charge
of bigamy brought against her by her
husband, Peter Soenens, from whom
she separated a year ago.
The woman was arrested last night
in company with Constant YVanzele,
with whom she has been living at
the number mentioned. Soenens and
the woman were married in June,
1908. She was Jennie Heyde. Soen
ens returned to Moline a few weeks
ago. He stated that he had separated
from his wife because of her alleged
Shown Marrfairr I.lcmnr.
He learned that she was living in
this city. He called on her". She
showed him a marriage license Is
sued at Davenport May 28, 1901. She
told Soenens that she had consulted
an attorney in Rock Island and that
he had advised her that she would
not be violating the law in marrying
Wanzele. The woman and Wanzele
are charged with living together illegally.
$30 Cleared at Dinner.
Dinner was served at the Y. M.
ii i nits.;. 1
noGK lliunu, IIIIHVI9.
FRENCH HAND EMBROIDERED
CORSET COVERS. Made of fine
nainsook, beautifully embroidered
a dainty gift, a $1.25 value for j
Just SI OO '
CHILDREN'S $4.50 WOOL DRESS
ES $2.85. Dresses of srrfee, mo
hair, checks and plaids, etylisbly
made, trimmed with contrasting
color buttons well worth coming
$2.50 TOILET SETS. $1.69. These
are three piece sets comb, brush j
and mirror, silver mounted, a nice
gift SI GO
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C. A. building from 12 to 2 o'clock
this afternoon by tho Ladies' Auxil -
iary of the Hock Island County Hu -
mane society, and ?:jo was cleared,
to be used in the work of tbe hu -
mane society. During the afternoon
Strange that persons
extracts when natural
are to be had.
il nil l , f n !! rmm iiiiimn wmj'JWi L.,
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quality things that will last, and leave pleas
ant memories of comfort and good service.
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These are heavy, bevel plate mir
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Books filled with : uch Interest
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At 10 o'clock Friday morning Gene Strat
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one of the finest novcN of outdoor li:'c ever
written, illustrated throughout, the $1.15
book at -15f.
jthe ladies conducted a sale of toys
!and other articles, including fancy
1 All the news ali tbe time The
will use worthless flavoring
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