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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. MARCH 21, 1911.
NEW CLUB HOME
CONTRACT IS LET
H. W. Horat to Build Handsome
Quarters to. Be Located on
HIS PROPOSAL IS $32,672
"Work to Be Begun Immediately,
Structure to Be Completed
Within Seven Months.
H. W. Horst of this city was yester-
day afternoon awarded the contract for
the erection of the Rock Island chin's
:new home on Nineteenth street be
tween Second and Third avennes.
'Fourteen bids were received from con
tractors. They were opened in the of
fice of Architect O. Z. Cervin, who pre
pared the plans for the new clubhouse.
Mr. Horst's figure was $32,G72. P. T.
Olson, who built the new Galesburg
clubhouse, was the next highest bidder.
His figure was $39,450. The contract
was awarded by the club building com
mittee. Mr. Horsfs proposal was a general
one, and until a few items have been
eltered the contract will not be signed,
but this is a matter which will bring
but little delay. As soon as the con
tract is signed work will begin, the
building to be completed within seven
months. The clubhouse will be three
6tories with a high basement. The di
mensions are 74 by 100 feet.
FINISHED IX OAK.
Two of the stories the first and sec
ond will be finished in oak. Whether
or not to finish the third story with
the sam material is a question which
Is now being considered. Whether to
use murescoe or oil for the painting of '
the walls is another matter which is j Boynton to Washington. D. C, where
being debated, as is a porch with a i interment will be in Arlington, the n i
concrete base instead of a wooden tional soldiers' cemetery. It is under
base, ir these itemr. are changed there stood to have been the expressed wish
wiil probably be r.n addition of about of Mr. Head that he rest in the na-
Sf0 to the contract price.
MOXKV IS AM. R.tlMCll.
As yet the contract for the heating,
plumbing and lighting of the building
has not hpen let. The new home fund
is JGnmo. Hair of this amount has
;been advanced by the banks and the
lemainder has been subscribed by club
members who were given second mort
j&ge bonds" in exchange. The cost of
the building will be between $41,000
and $42,000, and the cost of furnishing!
will come out of the remainder of the i
appropriation, $15,000 havjug been paiJ j
lor the lot. j
James Slocum, Convicted
Grand Larceny, Has All
TO DIG HOLE IN THE WALL
Iron Window Weight t Have Been
Used on Turafccy in ac the
Au Instinctive feeling on tbs part
of Sheriff O. L. Bntn.- Cad Dputy I
Phertjr Jake Wiggers that sometning
was v.Tong at the count,? jail, undoubt- j
uly prevented the escape of James
'Kiocum and probably a v.-?io!esale de
livery of r-risoners. Ijiscoveries made
i today showed thai Slocum, who is
awaiting committment to Joliet peni
tentiary on a charge cf larceny, was
prepared to make a forcible exit, prob
ably at the cost of the life of one or
more of the tunseys. Early this
morning Sheriff Brunr ar.d Deputy
i Wiggers compared r.ttes and they
in men's shoes, every new shape being shown by
Men of all ages can be suited from onr stock.
Yonng men ask to see the original pup last.
Shoes or oxfords in button and lace, gun metal
and tan Russian calf, $4 and $4.60 the pair.
BOSTON SHOE CO.
EXCLUSIVE SHOE HOUSE.
1726 Second Avenue. Phone 1716.
started on an investigation which dis
closed Slocom's plans.
In Slocum'a cell on the second floor,
in what is known as the boys" room,
were .found two heavy window
weights and hidden securely behind a
radiator outside and in numerous
other places wag a heavy iron bar
and smaller pieces of metal, all use
ful In digging a hole through the
stone walls of the prison.
Bl'SY SI.XCK FRIDAY.
Slocum, according to testimony of
other prisoners in the boys' room, had
been busy since last Friday, preparing
to break jail, and the attempt was
to have been made tonight or tomor -
row night. The wall had been tam
pered with so that two hours' work
would have made a hole large enough
to enable Slocum to get out. In case
anything was found in the wall that
prevented him from getting out that
way, Slocum boasted to his fellow
prisoners that he would use one of the
iron window weights on the head of
the turnkey when he was not sus
pecting it and would secure his keys
and get out through the main door and i
I take with him the whole jailful of
F. A. HEAD BATHING
WHEN HE LOST LIFE
Either Suffered Rupture of Blood
Vessel or Was Caught in an
Advices received today from Boyn-
ton, Fla., confirm the first reports that j
Frederick A. Head, .'ormerly of th's I
city, perished while surf bathing. It '
was stated in the telegram, which came
to A. H. Head of Moline, a nephew of
the deceased, that Mr. Head either suf-
rerea a rupture or a biooa vessel or
was caught in an undertow. The body t
was recovered shortly after the drown
The body was shipped last night from
tional cemetery alongside his civil war
Like a voire from the dead came the
following, which was received in this
Boynton, Fla., March 17. The Ar
gus. Rock Island, 111.: Please change
address of my Argus to Hotel Lucerne,
West Seventy-ninth street. New York,
N. Y. Very truly,
F. A. HEAD.
Mr. Head, during his travels of the
past few years, always had The Argus
mailed in advance to ports he
expected to visit in order that
I ne might keep posted on affairs in his
j old home, his plans having been to re
I turn to Rock Island to pass his remain
j ing days when he had completed his
I world's travels. A short time ago The
j Argus received word from him to
j change the address from New Orleans,
j where he stopped on his way home
from South America, to Boynton. Mr.
Head, when he met death, was prepar
ing to leave Boynton for New York,
j A. H. Head, owing to illness, was un-
aoie to go south last night, and his
brother, Frank Head of this city, went
in his stead.
Miss Florence Head, a daughter of
j Mr. Head, sailed today from Havre.
(The body will be held at Washington
until her arrival there.
n,u mi .
Mrs. Mary Wilson (colored) died
this morning at 1:30 at St. An-j
thonys hospital after an illness of
i five weeks with typhoid malaria. She
was 26 years old. and was born at
k qvaHa His,
She had been in this
.. . ' ,
parents, Mr. and Mrs
Bush, and five sisters.
! and Just as she reached the door.
Don't Work for the Other Fellow, i gwooned and fell. A physician hap
Go with me to Oregon where you ! neneri to be Dassine. and seeing her
can homestead sections of rich wheat
land. Call at Rock Island house.
J. A. STEPHENS
YOUNG MAN DIES
John Peterson, Friendless and
Penniless, Expires at St.
TYPHOID FEVER VICTIM
j Begs for Admittance and Is Taken in
Sunday Barely Able to Tell
John Peterson, a stranger, died
this morning at 6.45 v at St. An
thony's hospital. Sunday, with bare- j
iv enougn strengtn ana vitality to
enable him to walk, Peterson, ac
companied by a friend, appeared at
the hospital doors and begged of the
j nurse who answered his summons, to
j take him in and care for him. When
I this was done his friend departed,
' failing to leave his name or address.
Peterson was cared for, and was giv
) en every consideration by those in
j attendance at the institution, but
j the throes of typhoid fever had gain-
ed the upper hand, and it was but a ci,, . ,
, . it .... . 1, iii.. Milton G. Gnswoid is named as exeeu
short t'me till death overtook him. ,
In his dying hours he told the at
tendants his name and that he was
23 years old. He did not tell where
! he was from. What his vocation was'
before hf ve taken 511 and wh, his !
associates were have not been learn-1
pd thou?h every effort has been j
made to locate some one who might!
know him. j
I ( OI XTV WII.I. 51HY HIM.
And so without relatives or friends
with the exception of the attendants
I at the hospital, the life of John Pet-
. , . . ....
nnp tt-hn linnv nim annpara within
a short time, he will be buried in
an unmarked grave at the expense
of the county.
NEAR A FATALITY
IN PATENT DOPE
Bock Island Woman Has Sorry
Experience in Treatment
of a Cold.
SWOONS AT HER OWN DOOR
Physician. Happening by. Saves Her
Life, She Having lapsed Into
Promiscuous use of drugs and pat
ent medicines has been the subject
of more or less magazine and press
criticism and advice against their in
discriminate use ha3 been very gen
eral. However, this advice is little
heeded or thought justifiable until
some example in one's own exper
ience forces the wisdom of the warn
ing upon one.
There is at least one woman in the
city who knows the wisdom of the
advice. A few days ago she was
suffering more or less with a bad
cold and hoarseness and on the even
ing or tne cay on wntcn tnis mci
dent occurred was to speak at a pub-
lie gathering. The hoarseness was t
annoying and remembering reading
an advertisement of a mixture of
pine tar and honey and other drugs
being a sure cure for the affection
with which she was suffering, she
procured a bottle and began to take
its contents according to directions
a teaspoonful every half hour. Af
ter taking four teaspoonfuls she felt
a peculiar sensation and a faint feel
ing oppressed her. She hastened to
the door to get a breath of fresh air
rail, rusnea io ner Bia ana iuiei
some effort restored her to conscious
ness, although she was sick and
faint for some days following.
CI.OE CALL WITH DEATH.
The contents of the bottle were
then examined and they were found
to consist of large quantities of
chloroform and a few other drugs
in smaller quantities. The physician
expressed his belief that the woman
would have met certain death had
she taken another teaspoonful and
as it was, she had a narrow escape
from death. It seems that certain
patent medicines come to the whole
saler in small kegs and the medicine
is then put in bottles for retail use.
The patent medicine in question
came in this way. the chloroform ris
ing to the top of the keg. and it was
drained off almost in its pure form.
! the victim of the accident probably
getting one of the first bottles from
FALL IN EPILEPTIC
FIT CAUSE OF DEATH
Mystery of Ftt of Ian.el Mr K egg
of Davenport Is Cleared by
The mystery surrounding the death
of Daniel McKegg, alias Dan Mc
Kierns. found dead In a cell at the
Daverport poli-e slitiou was tleaiei
j today when it was shown tfcai S':niay
She fell during an epileptic fit and
1 struck his head against the curb at
i Pine street, a block below Rocking
ham, where he alighteJ noru a car.
! McKegf ti&d spent the day with
friends on a fleet of boat near Subur-
ban island. He complain:.: of fee'mg;
jlil, and started for Davenport to see a
j physician. He f-.i? kn:i O hi n.b-,
jject to attacks of epilcjy. He v.as
lying in an alley unconscious when!
found by the police in the evening.
McKegg was 45 y ft's o-! We ? J j
been a resident of Davenport rive i
years. He was uuiaurricrt ai-l had co t
relatives in that city. He r'.net 1
above the Cold Wave salcoi. Front t
and Gaines streets. j
THREE WILLS ARE
PROBATED IN COURT
Instruments Are Those of Andrew P. !
Kneberg, Mrs.- Lillie Kichels
dorfer and James Dromg-oole. j
Three wills were admitted to pro
bate this morning byjudge B. S. Ceil.
The late Andrw p Kneberg of Mo
line left his estate entirely to his wi
dow, Mrs. Mary C. Kneberg. and also
named her as executrix. The instru
ment was dated Oct. 4, 1899. The will
of the late Mrs. Lillie Eichelsdorfer
of this city divides the property
; among the six children, Daisy, Lillian
I Albert, Theodore, William, and Mrs.
Emma Andersch. Theodore Eichels
dorfer is named as executor and the
will is dated Jan. 18, 1911. The will
of the late James P. Dromgoole, dat
ed March 11, 1908, gives the property
to his sisters, nieces and nephews.
j v untoon ha rPtnm from a
J- v "mtoon nas returned from a
four months trip to the Pacific coast.
Miss Elizabeth Huber left this
morning for a visit with her sistex
t "". ' uu-
Ieo Steven s left yesterday for Han
nibal, Mo., where he is to be employ
ed as clerk with the government river
Mr. and Mrs. George McEwen ar
rived home this morning after an
extended sojourn in California and !
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sherrer and!
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sherrer have re- i
turned to Monmouth after attending
the funeral of Andrew Sherrer.
Mrs. Esther McCandless and
daughter. Miss Ellen, of Cedar Rap
ids, are visiting with Dr. and Mrs.
A. H. McCandless, 903 Twenty-third
Mrs. Nora Hamilton, widow of the
late Paul Hamilton, of San Diego,
Cal., is visiting with relatives in this
city and Davenport. At present she
is visiting in the home of John Coe
Mrs. A. P. Johnson of Cable who
was operated on for appendicitis at
the Moline City hospital a week ago is
improving rapidly, and will be able to
be removed to her home before long.
COUNTY BOARD MAY
j Burial of Paupers in (liippiannork
in Future Is Iterommended to
Important questions to com before ! improvement, although there is imme
the March meeting of the Rock Is-.diate need of increased accomnioda
land county board of supervisors, I tions at the home.
which convened this afternoon at 2:30,! A committee appointed at the Feb
are the relocation of the county pau-iruary meeting had sent to relatives, a
T,fr hurial E-rminds. now in Rears and i letter of condolence on the death of
a petition of the Tri-City Railway com
pany for a 20-year extension of its
franchise in South Rock Island town
ship and the privilege of double
tracking its lines in that territory. A
committee of the county board will
offer a report recommending abandon
ment of the Sears paupers' cemetery
and that county burials in future be iu
potters' field in Chippiannock ceme
tery, where graves will be secured at
$3 each. Residents of South Rock
Island have petitioned the board re-;
questing that the Tri-City Railway !
company first agree to improved ser
vice and the posting of lights at sev
eral points before the franchise is ex
tended. Trying to Locate Relatives.
The local police received a telegram !
this afternoon from the Peoria police
authorities asking their aid in locating
Thomas Daniel and Mary Wall, rela
tives of Joseph James Wall, a brake
man on the Rock Island who waa kill
ed in an ccideant near La Harpe yes
terday. The Finest Complexion Powder
In the world is not a powder at alL
is the Red Circle Pill.
Assailant n $500 Bond.
New York, March 21. Albert Ulricb,
who assaulted Booker T. Washington. ;
held for trial under bond of J500.
The Store That Knows What Yon
Want and Has It.
co optBATivt stobc co rockIsiamo ILL "
Must Be Fitted Properly if Yon Wear
Eyes Tested and Kxamined Free.
We cae the latest and best metfa-ihe
ods in our examinations, assuring
you perfect satisfaction and guaran -
teeing every pair cf glasses.
We carry a full stock of "Shur On"
an(j "Best Ever" and other makes of !
Broken-lenses replaced on short
notice. Graduate optician in charge,
The Store That Knows What You Want and Has It.
Expert Corsetiere -
A Figure Properly Corseted is the
Base for a Perfect Fitting Gown.
It is very important that every woman should wear the proper
model to insure the best results in her dress, yet it is impossible
to apply any one rule to the variety of the figures to be corseted.
But if any one finds the least difficulty in selecting her individual
model, Miss Mara will be pleased to assist her.
The general tendency is tozvard a lower
bust effect, with extreme length below
the waist thoroughly incasing the hips.
The new models of the Binner corsets are the best results of
artists. They fit excellently and are strictly in keeping with the
demands of fashion. The assortment of the slender, the medium
and the heavy models is large and not restricted to any single
style or pattern.
The construction is excellent, insuring perfect boning, which
gives strengthening support to the back and holds the figure in
erect, graceful poise. The Binner corsets range in price
S5.00 to SI 0.00
A complete line of corset accessories including a large
assortment of hrassiers, pads ruffles, silk, mercerized and
linen corset laces.
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Plans for Two-Story Extension
to Bethany Home Institu
tion Are Received.
FUNDS NOT YET RAISED
Improvement Will Not lie .Made Un
til These Are Pledged -More
Plans of a proposed two-story addl-
ciition to Bethany Home, on urili ave-
Hue, were submitted at a meeting or
the board of directors cf that insti
tution held last night at the New
Harper,- The plans were prepared by
Arhtteet O. Z. Cervin. The addition
'includes a high basement and attic.
! Funds are not yet available to pay for '
I the addition and the board decided ;
that nothing further be done until it j
sees its way clear to undertake the
Mrs. Emma Deere Velic, one of the
members of the board. A part of the j
letter is as follows: "Mrs. Velie was a j
devoted mother, a true and loyal
friend, and a generous but unosten-1
latious contributor to all worthy char- j
ities. Bethany Home has indeed lost j
a dear and generous friend. We will j
cherish her example and influence;
they have not passed away, but will be j
an inspiration to us all j
FORTV-FOlll AT HOMK. ,
The matron reported 44 children in I
the home at present, of whom 29 are '
boys. Six were received at the home
during the month and three were plac
ed in homes. Ten- are under five
years of age and 28 are between the
ages of five and ten years. There
were two cases of sickness and one
Donations, which help so m-icli in
keeping down the expenses of the
home, and therefore always gladly re
ceived, are aa follows: Dawson's mil
llnery store, Rock Island, hats and rib
boos; Mrs. Koehler, Rock Island, new
goods; Mrs. Rolfs, Rock Island, chair;
Mrs. Loosley, Moline, three rugs; Lar
son & Larson, Rock Island, fruit and
candy; J. T. Shield3, Rock Island,
fruit; Mrs. M. E. Stuart, Moline, new
clothing and bedding; Klio circle, Sec
ond Methodist church, Moline, one
day's sewing, making 27 garments;
congregational Aid society, Moline,
one day s sewing, 27 garments.
F. CORCORAN CASE
GOES TO MAY TERM
Defendant's Attorney Occupied With
Business in Henry County and
Unable to Appear.
Upon the motion of C. B. Marshan,
repreeenUng Attorney C. E. Sturtz,
who is to defend Frank Corcoran in :
the second of the latter's trials, the j
case has been continued until the May
term of court. The charge against j
Corcoran is rape. Attorney Sturtz i
found it impossible to try the case at'
this time because of legal business
hich he has in Henry county, where t
is 6tate'8 attorney. The Corcoran j
?rase was 10 bave come up J'eay,
ib!U when -r- Sturtz failed to appear,
lo defend his client the jury was tns- j
! missed until today. This moraine j
Judge Gest excused the jury for good,'
as the Corcoran case waj the last on i
;the criminc.; docket, the trial of Aug-
just Safe of iloiine, accused of at-'
CO-OPERATIVE STORE CO. ROCK ISLA
This Week A Demonstration
tempt to murder, having also been
continued until the May term. The
circuit court will resume the hearing
of civil suits.
RINK SEASON TO CLOSE
George K. Work Says It May lie Two
Years llefore He I Upturns Here,
George E. Work, who for the last
six years has conducted the Rock Is
land skating rink with success, an
nounces that tomorrow night will end
the season. He announces a "fare
well skate" for tomorrow night. Mr.
Work states that he will not return
to Rock Island next season, as other
interests demand his attention, but
that he may possibly return in two
years, if at thnt time a suitable hall
t h is been erected for the pastime. Mr.
-land Mrs. Work will leave Saturday
J for Cleveland, making the j Jitrney in
William Schanelaub Dead.
Muscatine. March 21. William
Schanelaub. late of Roc k Island, but
formerly of this city, passed away
Sunday at the county home. His
Most Complete and Exclusive
Showing of Millinery to be
Found in Tri-Cities.
Also new line of Stamped
Pillows, Centers and Scarfs
AND NO SUBSTITUTION
It is almost impossible for the ordinary druggist to keep
a supply of every kind of drug, because some are seldom
used, yet we carry a larger stock than many druggists
do. They are all strictly pure and full strength and we
do not make any substitution. When in doubt call up the
RED CROSS PHARMACY
Plume West 1526. Free del I very to any part of the city.
F. D. G. WALKER
Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street.
Akin II I
death was due to a severe fever from
which he has suffered for the pai
week. He was taken ill at Rock is
land but was brought to this city
Thursday evening and from the train
he waa taken to the county home,
where he passed away. Interment
was made at the cemetery there.
IS YOUR SKIN ON FIRE.
Poes it seem to you that you can',t
stand another minute of that awful
That it must be cooled?
That you must have relief?
Get n mixture of Oil of Winter
green, Thymol, and other soothing
ingredlants as compounded only in
D. D. D. prescript ion. v
The very first drops stop that aw
ful burning instantly!
The first drops soothe and heal!
D. V). I), gives you comfort clean
ses the skin of all impurities and
washes away pimples and blotches
Take our word on it as your local
Get a $1.00 of a 2 5 cent bottle to-
Ilarper House Pharmacy.