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Temperature Beaches 104
Point, Highest in His
tory. MAY BE COOLER SOON
Crops Buffering And Unless Rain
Cornea Damage Will Be
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With the exception of a single day
July 24, 1901, when after a seven-day
run of extreme heat, during which the
temperature never went below 100, the
thermometer climbed to the 106 mark
this has been the hottest day in the
history of this locality. The maximum
temperature for the day at 3:15 this
afternoon was 104, a point attained af
ter a steday advance from 5:30 this
The government observation bureau
was established at Davenport In 1871,
-d today and July 24, just 10 years
.- :o. Ere the hottest recorded in that
.fts (he official prognostications show,
' c r;-.anees favor. cooler weather to-
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l ()t i.ll MIGHT.
Vv iiere d:d you sleep last night, ,f
; 1 : , ;n.d what iare tou going to Co
i.: is th- burning question of ir-j
i ;;h p.ic:t ci us. 1-ast night wa
' 'p. .u . intertable expenieuced in
' ' : .i in many a mcon. Theie
- '.tt!c air stirring and what there
. svas warm. Those who were fo
ultimate as to have access to hara-wioc-ks
generally went outside snd
lought It out with the mosguitces.
Those who had no hammocks lay '.a
tiie grass, on the porch or on the floor
even in the cellar. Any place auJ
anything; to keep cool.
It was 98 yesterday afternoon, equal
to the season's record it will be hard
to convince many that it was much
cooler any time during the night.
Speedy relief must come or farmers
in this vicinity ui i have one of tt-j
worst years in tt; .ii-aory of agricul
ture in Rock Islam" n.nty. The heat
snd drouth are rpt;ii: iiig to affect the
corn, which up to v.v is given pro
pects of being tlic j;edt crop iu
years. In the more au need fields he
plants are beginning to tassel. The
"eaves wire wilting badly and in a short
time, if the present drotith continue,
the stalks will begin to "burn" or .tie
at the root. Then nothing can sue
the crop. It matters ljttle whether the
land is high or low. The botf-m
ground is being affected rather m?i a
than bluff or prairie land ihat has been
Already the oats, which are a
light stand, are seriously affected.
Under ordinary circumstances oa'-s
should be ripening in a week or tec
days. It lis most necessary now to
have sufficient moisture so the grai'i
can fill out. Hut the plants In many
places are" dying turning white in
stead of yellow. This means that m
a few days more there will be prac
tically no oats.
The little hay there Is. where It has
not beeucut, is drying up in the fields.
Pastures are "burnt out." Few rreekr
hare any water in them and the prob
lem of getting a supply for live stock
Is one that is growing daily more ncx:
ous fur the farmer.
A HOT JI. YE.
There were 15 days in June that the
temperature stood above On thi'-e
days, on the i'th, lOih and 27th. the
highest temperature was 98, which
hotter In each instance than any June
weather since the local weather sta'ioa
was established 40 years ago. L-'st
month' was the Oiottest June since
1S73. The gures compiled by Observ
er Sherier show an average tempera
ture of 7C degrees, or 6.1 degrees
above normal for the month. The low
est point reached by the thermomeior
last month was 2 on the 2Sth. The
greatest daily range was 28 on the
and the least was S on the 17th. Th-f
gives an accumulated excess In tout
perature since January 1 of TC9. or an
average of 4 2 daily.
Precipitation was about half what it
should have been, the total being toziy
two inches, while the normal rainfall
is 4.11 Inches. About half of this fetl
on the 2nd. There is a deficiency in
precipitation since Jan. 1 of 1.05 inches.
There were 17 clear days, seven
partly cloudy and six cloudy.
May and June together furnished tLe
hottest sample of ,weather for theo
months eTer known here. May was
the warmest since JS96 and equated
the top mark. It set a maximum ot
S3, which ! a record for the month.
Narrow Escape Prom Death.
Charles Kinsley and Raymond R.
Braumaon of Rock Island, drivers for
A- D. Huesiag bottling works, narrow
ly escaped death in Moline at 7:40 this
morning when a Rock Island passen
ger train struck the team which they
were driving, huxllna- one of the moles
10 feet and causing Its death. The an
imal was valued at $300. A few feet
more either waT would have resulted
In Injury to the teamsters., but as It
was they escaped without a scratch.
FOR AN OFFICER
Police Captain J. E Reynolds
Held on Allegations of Res
PROMISED TO WED HER?
Defendant Declares the Entire Pro
ceeding a Frame-up Hearing
Night Captain James R. Reynolds
of the police department was served
with a warrant this morning by Dep
uty Sheriff Phil Miller in which he
was chargsd witli a serious orim6.
The warrant wua sworn out by Miss
Mabel Barne.t. fornieily a waitress
at the Crown restaurant In this city
and later employed in like work in
a restaurant in Moline. The girl al
leges that Captain Reynolds had
been intimate with her and that at
his suggestion she submitted to an
operation on the strength of his
promise to marry her on July 5.
jrST BECAME BENEDICT.
But recently Captain Reynolds
had broken away from the bachelor
ranks by taking unto himself a wife.
This apparently riled Alias Barnett
and it is said she tried at first to
poison herself but was prevented
from doing so by a friend. She then
got out the warrant against Captain
Reynolds. Sheriff Bruner says the
warrant was placed in his hands yes
terday afternoon but he declined to
have it served until this morning as
he did not want to lock Reynolds
up without a chance to get bail.
The latter stated this morning to
a representative of The Argus that
the charge is a frameup against him
and that there is absolutely no foun
dation to the story told by the girl.
CHANGE IS TAKEN.
The warrant was sworn out before
Justice G. P. Nissen, but the hearing
was not held In his office, as a change
of venue was asked for and granted.
The case went to Police Magistrate C.
J. Smith, and it was set for hearing
Archie Hart, commissioner of pub
lic health and safety, gave out the
following statement today: "Cap
tain Reynolds offered me his resigna
tion today, but I declined to accept
it. However, he will be permitted to
take a vacation until the case in
which he has been involved has been
disposed of. In the eyes of the head
of this department Captain Reynolds
will be considered innocent until
proof of bis guilt is established."
HE KILLS HIMSELF
John Agangos of Davenport
Suicides While Driving
TRIED TO SHOOT HER
Is More Successful in Ending His
Own Existence Circumstances
John Agangos of Davenport, a
Kreek, shot and killed himself last
evening after attempting to take the
.to of bis . fictheart, Mit. Clara
Reeves '.Vagnar, - 23u Kast Front
street, with whom he had quar
reled. Mrs. Wagner was married abou
two years ago to Frank Wagner, who
is now working in St. Louis. For
the past three months she has been
receiving attention from Agangos.
Last evening he called about i):30
and the couple went for a drive.
HE.'tril FOll.OWS REFl !..
According to Mrs. Reeves' story,
Aeangos wanted her to marry him.
Upon her refusal to do so, they quar
rel?d. Agangos drew a revolver and
pointed it at her, but as he was in
the act of firing, she grabbed his
arm and deflected his aim, the bul
let taking effect in her Jaw. There
upon he stuck the revolver In his
mouth and fired. The bullet en
tered his brain and he died very
HORSE RINS AWAY.
During the melee the horse be
came frightened and ran off and was
caught about four blocks away. An
automobile party came along and
took the body of the dead man and
Mrs. Reeves back to town. The lat
ter stated that Agangos had threat
ened her life at different times and
that she had been afraid to turn him
down because of his threats. She
was taken to St. Luke's hospital, but
will be out in a few days.
Appear and Give Bail.
C. C. Clifton and E. J. Koelle. the
saloon keepers against whom infor
mation was filed la the county court
in which they are charged with selling
liquor without a license, appeared be
fore Judge R. W. Olmsted this after
noon and gave bonds In the amount of
$600 each. Otto Seidlitz and Simon
Lewis were sureties for Clifton and
Otto Seidlitz and John Ohlweiler for
POWER IS NOW IN
Amended Ordinance Changing
Responsibility for City En
REYNOLDS ALONE VOTES NO
Subject of Dispute la Finally Dis
posed of by Overruling
Mayor Harry M. Schrlver now has
under his direction the office of trie
city civil engineer for this mornlrg
that department was changed ovsr
from the department of streets and
public improvements by the passage
of an amendment to the ordinance
adopted -in April distributing the ei-
ecutive power and administrative du
ties among the members of the co-n-
mission board. The amended ordi
nance was presented last Mondnv
morning- but as there was objection on
the part of Robert Reynolds, the com
missioner moBt affected by 'it, it was
necessary to delay passage till this
morning. On the vote for the chance
of the power over this ofQaer, Commi;"
sioner Reynolrs-alone voted no and
therefore the amendment was passej.
CP TO MAYOR NOW.
For several meetings past, there
has been, a desire upon the part of one
official or another to secure the rati
fication of a candidate for the office
of city civil engineer, but as yet there
has been no definite decision for any
one. It is now up to Mayor Schriver
to submit for ratification the name of
the candidate whom he prefers as tne
department is under his control. He
presented the name of Wallace
Treichltr, the present Incumbent last
week, but because the department was
not under his control, there was objec
tion. The amendment of the ordinance
followed. He did not submit a name
this morning, but it is thought that he
will again submit the name of Mr.
Treichler within a short time 60
that there may be organization of tb.3
board of local improvements.
TO CURB SMOKE NUISANCE.
In order that the smoke nuisance
in Rock Island may be discontinued
City Attorney J. F. Witter was this
morntog instructed by the city com
mission to draft an ordinance which
shall cover that matter, and which
shall abolish that nuisance. Within
the last two weeks complaint after
complaint has been entered with the
city commission and two petitions
signed by numerous property own
ers In the vicinity of places where
there Is such condition, have been
formally presented to the council.
The first is under investigation by
Commissioner Archie Hart but till
there is an ordinance to cover the
point the matter will be up in the
The second was presented this
morning and was signed by owners
living in the vicinity of Third ave
nue between Thirteenth and Four
teenth streets. The signers com
plained that during the day it was
sometimes necessary to keep the
homes closed up for hours at a
time. It was learned after the pe
tition had been presented that the
proprietors of the plant complained
of had taken steps to eliminate the
nuisance and so the petition was
simply tabled. If there is another
report of the offense the matter will
SECONIJ STREET LINE.
Seven administrations have been
'called upon up to the present date by
residents of south Second street for
action ' in regard to the establish
ment of "a street line so that people
will be able to tell whether they are
erecting houses on their own prop
erty or in the streets. The trouble
began back in the 90's and since
then engineer after engineer has
been called upon to survey the prop
erty aid council after council has
been called upon to settle the matter
one way or the other. The matter
is still up in the air, so to speak, and
this morning several of the people
residing south of Twelfth avenue
along the thoroughfare which has
gained such wide publicity because
of the difficulties, appeared before
the city commission.
They asked for immediate action
and it was promised. Commission
er Reynolds is to look oyer the sit
uation and he is to report back to
the commission. Action will then be
An ordinance submitted by Com
missioner Jonas Bear this morning
to make the assistant engineer of
the waterworks department and one
of the outside men city officials was
passed this morning. The ordinance
was drafted so that the employes
would be entitled to free transporta
tion on railway lines In the city.
ADAM J. XTQriST.
Adam J. Nyqulst, 4201 Sixth ave
nue, passed away at his home Sat
urday evening at 9 o'clock, after a
week's illness from complications.
Mr. Nyqulst was born in Sweden Feb.
27, 1839, and came to this country
and settled in Rock Island about 40
years ago. He married Miss Caro
line Olson July 13, 1S77, and nine
children came to this union, all of
whom !n addition to his widow, sur
vive him. They are Hjalmar, Carl,
Swan and Adam, Jr., all of Rock Is
land, Mrs. Joel Johnson of San Fran
cisco, and Hannah, Emma, Ida and
TMlie at home.
Mr. Nyqulst was a cabinet maker
by trade and was employed in
factories in Rock IslaiMl for 25
years, the last one being the Bennett
Organ company from whose employ
he retired two years ago. He was a
charter communicant of Zion Luth
eran church and one of the best
known residents of the east part of
The funeral will be from the home
at- 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
and from the Z'on Lutheran church
at 2:30. Rev. N. J. Forsberg will
officiate. Burial ' wifl be in River
side. WTLXIAM TV. CLARK.
The death of William W. Clark,
1031 Nineteenth street occurred
Saturday night at 11 o'clock. Mr.
Clark had been ailing for some time
but no fears for him were entertain
ed until Thursday at which time he
was seized by a severe attack of
acute pneumonia. Mr. Clark was
born in Albany, N. Y., in June,
1834. In 1S57 he was united In
marriage to Miss Caroline A. Oster
houdt who preceded him in death by
about five years. Five children were
born to the couple but all of them
are dead. The only survivors are
two grandchildren, Charles E.--Hodg-son,
Jr., and George W. Hodgson.
The funeral will be held Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock from the resi
dence of Charles E. Hodgson, 523
Nineteenth street. Burial will take
place at Chippiannock cemetery.
LOUISE WTTTICK FTTNERA1
The funeral over the remains of
Miss Louise Wittick. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Wittick. 621 Ninth
street, was held this afternoon at
2 o'clock In the family home, where
services were conducted by "?ev Mar
ion Humphreys, pastor of Central
Presbyterian church. Buriul was in
Chippiannock cemetery. &h3 was
born in Rock island Feb. 22, 1890,
and lived here all her life. Death
occurred Saturday night. She leaves
beside her parents, two sisters, Mary
at home and Mrs. Grant Zimmerman.
Miss Wittick was a niece of John
Wittick who died Friday night.
KENNETH E. COATES.
" Kenneth E. Coates, 11-day-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Coates, 1404
Fortieth street, died Saturday after
noon at 1:45 after a brief Illness cf
complications of diseases. The lad was
born in Rock Island June 21, 1911.
Funeral services were conducter in tho
home at 9:30 this morning by Rev.
Granville H. Sherwood, rector of Trin
ity Episcopal church. Burial was in
LITTLE GIRL ON
FIRE IN STREET
Opal Crum Taking Matches
Home, Spills Them With
CLOTHES BECOME ABLAZE
Steps on One in Picking Them
Rescuer Is Hurried in Saving
Opal Crum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Crum, 1506 Fourth avenue, who
was seriously burned Saturday after
noon, is reported to be getting along
exceedingly well considering the se
verity of the burns, which extend over
the back, hips and arms.
SPILLED THE MATCHES.
The little girl had gone to a store to
get matches, and on her way home on
Third avenue, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets, opened the box,
spilling some of the matches. While
stoopi "d, picking them up, she stepped
on one, igniting it and catching her
IllRNED IN RESCUE.
Mrs. Jane Ransom, 306 Fourteenth
street, beard her cries and ran to her,
and by rolling her in the grass and
loosening her clothing eucceded in ex
tinguishing the flames, not, however,
without receiving some burns herself
on her hands and face.
(j Still Drawisifflj CrWflflsl
Forced to Continue Sale Until July 23.
Hundreds have taken advantage of the biggest Shoe Bargains ever offered In the Trl-CHIes
As the cream of the stock is still on hand and mu3t be sold, it, has suffered another deep '
Men's gran metal oxfords, $3, $3.50, $4, $4.50 and $5.0 0, now $1.67. $1.89, $2.39,
$2.49, $2.89, $3.19, $3.39 and $3.89. .
DON'T MESS THBS CHANCE
As never before has regular goods been sold at such low prices. If you have not been
one of the lucky ones, get in quickly; Ask your neighbors about the big bargains at
Greatest Dargain Givers.
MHaaMaa9Vi PI ! U 1
S We are now
our Buyers will be on their way to the Furniture
Markets to make our fall purchases.
During July we must make room.
In a large
mail y uuu pivwd iwi &, at uiw wuu ui iuw owaouu
which we would like to dispose of before our
new stock arrives. Here Is a sale that you can
not overlook the reductions are so real the
values are so extraordinary that they must
appeal to every frugal man and woman in the
Trl-Cities. Our entire stock is included in this
sweeping clearance all regular lines are mater
ially reduced while all odd lots, sample lines
and discontinued patterns are offered at cost
and in many instances less than cost! Every
item in this immense stock means a tremendous
monev savin? to vou. and should have vour
m& careful consideration and remember now as
at all other
A SHOW WINDOW
Explosion of Fireworks in
Store on Seventeenth Street
CLOSE ESCAPE FROM FIRE
Match Is Cause of IHsplay and De
struction of Fonrth of July
An explosion of fireworks in the dis
play window of the store of Sittig &
Stahmer, 515 Seventeenth street, Sat
urday evening resulted iu the destruc
tion of a large plate glass window and
in a near fire. The ceiling and wood
work were badly scorched, and but for
the fact that the explosion was heard
at the Central fire station and that the
hose team was on the Job immediately,
more damage might have been done.
Chemicals were used to good effect iu
extinguishing the fire.
MATCH DOES WORK.
The explosives were touched off pre
sumably by a spark from a match
struck by one of the clerks while stand
ing near, and once started there was
Yoo Fcrais!i The Girl,
We Fcrnish Tie fiom
AI! About the Big
taking Inventory and
stock like ours, there is
times Your Credit is
SSWE THUST THE PEOPLE
no checking them until the supply was
exhausted. However, they were dragged
out into the street, and the fire extin
guished there, saving the building from
the water and chemicals. As it was,
the stock of goods lost and damaged
amount to $2"0, and the damage to the
building will almost equal that sum.
Pandemonium reigned for a time
about the building. The occupants of
the second floor were especially alarm
ed by the uproar and smoke from the
explosives. The fumes also made the
work of the fire department very diffi
cult, and for a considerable time noth
ing could be told of the proportions
the blaze would assume. The entire
loss was covered by insurance.
CUPS GO OUT AT
A VERY BAD TIME
The enforcement of the new drink
ing cup law of the state, commend
able as it Is in its intent and pur
pose came just at a time owing to
the high temperature to work a
great hardship, not only in the public
places where cool water is supplied,
but in railroad stations and on
Apparently slight provision had
been made for the operation of the
law, with the consequence that with
the cups removed, receptacles for
water became tantalous-like to the
2 pZZZZZT- pO V
le afi u8
in a few daysv?
usually a great iJV
famished suffering from the exces
sive heat of-the past two days. In
many instances there was extreme
BOUND OVER FOR A
FARM HOUSE BURGLARY
Debs Augustine Goes to Jail Charged
With Larceny at .M lb ted Home
Debs Augustine ras arraigned be
fore Magistrate Smith this morning
charged with burglary and larceny and
was bound over to tho grand Jury in
the sum of $1,000. On raiiure to glvs
bond, he was committed to the county
jail. Augustine was arrested by Of
ficer Ginnane Saturday evening on
complaint of William Milstead, a farm
er near Milan. On June 12 Milstead s
home was broken into ana 80 in mon
ey was taken from a purse which ws
concealed in; a bureau drawer. C. H.
Barnes, who delivers oil south of MUn
had seen a man coming from the wiu
dow of Milstead's home. He claim.!
to be a farm hand, but Barnes thought
ho .was a suspicious character, and
when he heard of the burglary he toll
what he had seen, and the arrest fol
lowed. Augustine plead not guilty,
but the officers thought the evidence
sufficient to warrant holding him. '
and Wednesday Night J j