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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. JANUARY 11, 1912.
William Johnston, Retired by
Rock Island, Remembered
by Fellow Workers.
Mrs. J. H. Phillips, Mrs.. A. T. Flag
arty, Mrs. T. Dunn.
Musician Mrs. M. Nolan.
Marshals Mrs. E. Lawless, Mrs.
J. W. Tenny.
GIFTS TO HIM AND WIFE
Presentation TkM Flare In Connec
tion With Election of Officer
of Lodge and Auxiliary.
The retirement of Engineer Wil
liam Johnston from service on the
Rock Island road and from the gen
eral adjustment committee, together
with the Installation of officers of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers and the Ladies' Auxiliary,
were fittingly observed by the mem
bers of the two lodges at a meeting
this week. The members of Division
No. 60, B. of L. E., presented Mr.
Johnston with a handsome leather
and mahogany chair and gave to
Mrs. Johnston a set of solid silver
teaspoons. John K. Scott made the
presentation on behalf of the divi
sion. The auxiliary presented Mrs.
Johnston with a handsome plate and
gave to them both a box of flowers.
Mr. Johnston waa also notified that
he had been made an honorary mem
ber of the adjustment committee at
the last meeting of that body.
TRIBUTE TO VETKRAW.
John K. Soott, as speaker of the
meeting, paid a fine tribute to the
veteran engine man in part as fol
lows: "We often say that we love
each other but men arc ashamed to
say that they love each other. They
admit tbey love their wives and
ought not be ashamed of admitting
that they love their fellowmen, be
cause they do. The men you re
spect, the men you have regard for,
you do love them whether you call
it love or not. That is what It means
and that Is what It is and we are
gathered here today and on this oc
casion to express our love for
Brother Johnston and his good wife.
Mr. Johnston entered active railroad
service In the year 1870 as a fire
man. Prior to that he had gone
into the army and after it was dis
banded, took up his duties as a quiet
and Industrious citizen. He bad won
his honors in the martial ranks and
he has won equal honors In the ranks
f active toilers of the average life.
The avernge person lives about 35
years. He has tipent more than the
average man's life time in the exer
cise of his duties that have fallen to
Ms lot. Ho wwell he stood with men
and performed his duties I leave to
your Judgment as you know him
better thnn I. He has been honored
beyond question by you and by the
members of this order."
During the course of the meeting
it was announced that James Carl
and O. II. DdvIb, both of whom are
retired and on the pension list of the
Hock Island road, have been made
honorary members of the grand
lodge of the B. of L. E.
Of'KK K.HK OK l.OlM.K.
New 'officers Division 60:
Chief Engineer Arthur Kough.
First Engineer C. C. Pratt.
Second Engineer James Wil
liams. Third Engineer Ed Hlnkley.
(iulde L. H. Morgan.
Chaplain James W. Mirfleld.
Secretary and Treasurer William
The new officers Division No. 266
Past President Mrs. G. J. Smith.
PiefiiUnt Mrs. J. L. Williams.
Vice Presldeat Mrs. L. H. Mor
gan. Secretary Mrs. Stella Barnhart.
Treasurer Mrs. James Carl.
Chaplain Mrs. C. Williams.
Guide Mrs. E. Hlnkley.
Sentinel Mrs. J. Kail.
Insurance Secretary Mrs. II. E.
Pillars Mrs. William Briney,
SEW CLASS FOR F.I.K.
At their meeting Monday night the
local lodge of Elks will add 20 more
members to their order. They have
on hand some 30 applications, but
their rules prohibit the adoption of
more than 20 at a meeting. The mem
bership campaign which has been in
progress for several months has
greatly increased the enrollment of
the lodge. Following the initiation
ceremonies, a venison dinner will be
served. District Deputy McGrath of
Peoria is to be present at Monday
WOODMEN TO INSTALL.
Tomorrow night at Math's hall. Is
land City camp. No. 309, will hold its
annual installation of officers, Past
Consul George W. Reddig being in
cbarge of the ceremonies. Following
this, a social session will be enjoyed.
Cards will be played and refreshments
served. The officers who are to be
Past Consul J. J. Fett.
Consul D. H. Smith.
Advisor George Hardy.
Banker A. L. Frisk.
Clerk R, F. Helpenstell.
Escort H. C. Scharf.
Watchman J. A. Walters.
Sentry August Klie.
Trustee Peter Anthony.
Physicians Drs. Joseph De Silva,
T. STARK IS HELD
ON TWO CHARGES
Waives Examination in Both
Instances and Bond Is
Fixed at $1,000.
under $500 bonds, appeared in the
county court this afternoon and gave
bail, his signers being W. L. Gansert
and Ed Dunavln.
Joseph Tuteur has returned from a
business trip to New York.
W. H. Cauffman of Harrisburg, Pa,,
is visiting friends in the city.
W. J. Kahlke left for Hammond.
TAKEN TO COUNTY BASTILE La., this noon for a visit of several
Vr anil Mrs. T. M. Cnnlr hava re-
Rrother Conies rora Mu-nigan nm turned t0 tne city after a two week8
Proves of Little Aid in Pic- sojourn at Hot Springs.
liminarr Hearing. Mrs. H. D. Wlnbigler, who visited
friends at Alexis, in., yesterday, re
turned to the city this morning.
waiving examination on two cni. e Thomas Clark, formerly of this
which were preferred against him in cjy aD(j now cf Dubuque, is in the
police court, T. Kymei Stark was held city for a few days visiting with
to the grand jury this morning on each ""ends
of two rharees under $1,000 bonds. He . Robert Fraeer, Who has been visit-
was unable to furnish security and ing in St. Louis and nas been making
was taken to the county Jail, where he an extended trip through, southern
n-m await further action in tha dis- Missouri, returned to the city last
read to him by Magistrate C. J. Smith night.
was that sworn out by Fred W. Burgh, Frank Sullivan, who has had
his former partner in the issuance of charge of some work for the Walsh'
the Rock Island Southern Guide. Mr. Hogan Construction company, in
Burgh charges that Stark secured $300 northern Minnesota, is visiting Rock
from him through false pretenses. The Island friends.
other charge is made by the New Har-
N. P. Alias Suggests Economic
Change to Government at
SUGGESTS CAPS AND
GOWNS FOR GRADS
Principal A. J. Burton of the Rock
Island high school has asked the mem-
per Hotel company, and in it it is al-
leged that Stark obtained food and
lodging to the amount of $36 under-
BROTHER IS HERE.
Stark's brother. J. H. Stark of Sag
inaw, Mich., is here on behalf of the berg of the senior cla88 lf they would
wayward one. If he can arrange bonds nt nrf to weaP can- and eownB
v ir,Hf,rf r- v W.vtr C n Rem- for hlm he do so- " is said that L,iirrn, -nmmencement week and it
hardi, Carl Bernbardi. Alfred Stocker. tne "ges n Chicago were dropped depends upon a vote of the senior
on payment of $300 by the elder Stark. . tn wnether th new custom
No such arrangement will be made wlu be lnaugurated In 1912 In the local
u, , iub rious cumpiamanis. . school. Mr. Burton suggested that
DOPl IGI AUn PI HQ caps and gowns or gray material wouia
nUUlV loLMrlLf lLUD Representatives of the Rock Island be very appropriate for the affairs of
W. A. Ashley of Duluth today en- Southern road were present at the the last week of the pupils. Many of
tered iinnn hi- iutie as steward for u.uiuiu5. ule pns ana uiuhi. oi me do.vb nave
tered upon his duties as steward tor They intlniated that whPn the 0me sIgnified that they WQU,d ratner not
the Rock Island club, succeeding come8, further charges will be brought inaugurate the custom. Sensitiveness
George H. Stephenson, resignea. .vir. against HtarK. As long as he has been seems to be in the way.
A6hley served as steward for the Elks held to the grand jury they are certain 1
" time in pre" CHICAGO MAIL TRAIN
NEW STEWARD IS AT
dered his resignation some time ago,
but remained until his successor was
recured. During his two years of
earnest service for the club he made
many friends and was very popular.
and the members Regret to see him
go. His intention is to remain in
Rock Island and engage in business
WAS NOT LOADED
N PLACE OF SHOP SYSTEM
President District Employes Body
Declares Military Training Is
(Special to The Argus.)
Washington, Jan. 11. N. P. Alfas,
former Rock Island arsenal employe,
but now president of District 44 of the
Arsenal and Navy Yard Employes' or
ganization, intimated by the line of
questions asked witnesses at the inves
tigation of the Taylor system that he
believed the government could save
more money by placing men possessed
of a practical mechanical training, in
stead of a military training only, in
charge of the arsenal work, than by
installing the Taylor system. The Rock
Island witness is being heard today.
NEW SAVINGS BANK
FOR ROCK ISLAND
(Special to The Argus.)
Springfield, 111., Jan. 11. Auditor of
Public Accounts McCullough today is
sued a permit- to Otto Huber, J. I
Vernon. Robert A. "Wagner. C. B. Mar
shall, William Roth and G. O. Huck-
staedt to organize the German Trust
and Savings bank to be located at
Rock Island. The capital stock is
$100,000. The business will be con
ducted in connection with, the Peo
ple's National bank.
IS LATE AGAIN TODAY
Cold weather again caused the
mail trafn from Chicago to be late.
It is due here at 6:25 and did not
arrive until about 8 o'clock.
Railroad officials stated this
morning that nearly all trains were
being delayed by the cold weather,
Frank Von Ach, aged 26, and living difficulty being experienced in get-
in Happy Hollow, back of Hampton, ting the engines to steam properly,
was shot and seriously wounded last
CROWN PRINCE BEHAVES;
EXPLAINS HIS CONDUCT
Berlin, Jan. 11. Now that his fa
ther has shown a disposition to cul
tivate the friendship of England
Crown Prince Frederick William has
adopted a conciliatory attitude to
ward the English, and has so inform'
ed friends in England. He has tried
earnestly of late to convince the pub
lic that his behavior in the Reichstag
last November was not intended as
an anti-British demonstration."
Denver The report was current
here that J. M. Herbert will become
general manager of the Denver &
evening by a younger brother. The
wounded man is at a hospital in Mo-
Aiurust Crampon of Davenport, for- llne and is in a precarious condition.
merly a resident of this city for 42 xesteraay on Ach was out hunting
years, died at his home, 1211 Rock and when he returned he left his shot-
Island street, this morning. He was gun loaded. The brother did not know
born in Paris, France, in 1834, com- tnis and he pointed the weapon at Rj0 Grande railroad to succeed Hor-
ing to this country In his youth. He rank and pulled tne trigger. The ace Clarke, who' resigned several
made his home In Rock Island until snot tooK enect m tne rignt tnigh m0nths ago
about ten years ago, moving to Daven- witnin several incnes of tne nip
port from this city. He is survived joint, a pnysician was nurriedly sum- gt- Louis, Mo. The suit for pay-
by three children, Anna, Ixjuis ana monea, oui it was 6 o ciock tnis morn- ment of insurance on George A.
Marie, and two grandchildren. ing before the patient was in the hos- Klmmel will go to trial a third time
The funeral will be held from his pital. He had to be brought in in a Fe0 g in tne United States district
home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, buggy. court. At the first trial a verdict
Rock Island lodge, No. 18, I. O. O. F.,
of which he was a member, having
charge of the services. Burial will
take place at Chippiannock cemetery.
FrXER.U. OF MRS. PADGETT.
The remains of Mrs. Sarah Padgett,
a sister-in-law of Hon. Thomas Camp
bell, and a former resident of Rock
Island, who died In Denver several
days ago, arrived this morning. The
funeral was held from Knox's under
taking parlors this afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. H. W. Reed officiating.
The pallbearers were John, Sam and
Charles Campbell, John Huntoon, Will
Padget, Jr., and Fred Gavin. Bnrial
took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
Bos Boy Get Bonds.
W. L, Bos, held on a larceny charge tne trlal the jury diBagreed.
for $8,000 was returned, but It was
reversed by the court of appeals. On
BEST BOY FARMER IN
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Having bought a large ship
ment of good coffee, we will
sell for this week at per pound
25c, 30c, 35c
Java and Mocha U
coffee, pound TEVC
This is a saving for you of
from 5c to 10c per pound onl
the same grade.
People come to our store
from all over the city for cof
fee. The reason is obvious.
Our coffee is good and every
body likes good coffee.
Let us supply you with our
coffee. You'll find it good all
E. H. Clement
Call West 321.
226 Twentieth Street.
DR. CORA E. REED IS
ADMITTED TO BAIL
Dr. Cora E. Reed, under Indictment
on charges of performing a criminal
operation, secured bondsmen today
and was released from Jail where she
has been confined for a week past.
Charles E. Emery and F. A. Andrews
went surety In the amount of $10,000
for her appearance in court when
wanted. She was arraigned before
Judge W. H. Gest and allowed to
plead. She professed innocence of
the charge against her. John K.
Scott Is her attorney.
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Accused of Diamond Theft.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 11. Wil
fred Stuart Sheldon Dickason, who
says he is a member of a noble Eng
lish family, will face trial next Mon
day on a charge of stealing diamonds
valued at $2,500 from Mrs. Olga Von
W. Haskell, society woman of Minne
Special Clearing Sale
17 button tan, 4 5ftfc
$3.50 value, nowawtOvr
Velvet shoes, the very best,
$3.25 value Ei(Th
Juliets, turn sole, $1.75 values
now $1.25 f 4vx
Felt lined shoes, 4 mm
$1.75 value, now . MLmmCP
Old comfort house rw, C
Good box 1 gmf
calf shoes 1 J Vr
Children's high top boots,$3.00
values 4 4 mm
$2.25 values -f mm mm
Bargains in Men's and Boys Shoes
Must unload stock, will sell at sfTi
$2.50, $2.00, $1.50, $1.25
Men's full double sole,
$5.00 value, now
Boys' high top gun metal shoes,
$2.50 values now
Boys' high top tan shoes,
$3.00 values now
Special Bargains in Men's Work Shoeo
Harry Orman, ShoelMan
513 Seventeenth Street, opposite hose house.
"A LITTLE FURTHER BUT IT PAYS."
HE IS NEW ASSISTANT
; CHIEF OF NAVIGATION
Little Helen's mamma was discuss
ing the drink question with a Tisitor,
and the child listened gravely to the
"Papa used to drink, she volun
teered suddenly. '
The visitor turned her head to con
ceal a smile, and mamma frowned and
shook her head at the little one.
"Well, then," demanded Helen, "what
was it he used to do?" Lippincott's.
MAGGIE EVANS APPEARS
AND PUTS UP BONDS
Maggie Evans of Moline, whose in
dictment on a charge of larceny was
suppressed until today at request of
the sheriff's office, appeared this
afternoon in the circuit court and gave
ball amounting to $1,500 to assure her
appearance when wanted. She is al
leged to have stolen a $30 set of furs
from the Fisk & Loosley store in Mo
WILL CALL OFF DOCKET
IN THE COUNTY COURT
The docket in the county court,
including criminal and civil cases.
will be called tomorrow morning at
10 o'clock before Judge R. W, Olm
sted and a trial list will be made
out afterwards. Attorneys having
cases to tome before the court at
this time are requested to be pres
ent when the docket is called.
w;uP WOLFF (QcUHF&NST.
Phillip Wollf, fourteen years old, la
tha best boy farmer in Oklahoma.
Senator Gore offered a prize of
week's trip to Washington to the
youngster who would produce the
best yield of corn. In the face of an
unprecedented drought, and other
unfavorable conditions, Wollf raised
SI bushels to the acre.
Licensed to Wed.
Philip T. Crockett Coal Valley
Miss Ethel M. Bab cock Milan
Frank E. Gorman Davenport
Miss Blanche Elizabeth Boggess...
John J. Gordon Moline
Miss LiOvina M. Schultz Moline
Charles P. Teeple Muscatine
Mrs. Matilda Metzgar Muscatine
319 17th Street.
Best 15c meal in town. Our
meals are highly pleasing and
served in a pleasing manner,
and we want you to test their
DINNER 11 TO 2.
SUPPER 5 TO 7.
Baltimore George E. Cagle of
Candor, N. C, who was shot by Her
bert H. King, husband of the woman
Cagle expected to marry, died from
the effects of his wounds.
Manchester, England At the mo
ment when an agreement of the cot
ton trade trouble appeared to be in
sight both the employes and the men
suddenly reverted to their original
position and a settlement of the dis
pute seems remote.
Berlin The cutlery manufactur
ers of Solingen have gained a vic
tory In the customs conflict with the
United States, according to a dis
patch received here from that city.
The. American consulate at Barmen,
Prussia, recently refused to certify
invoices unless the factory books were
shown, but has resumed certificates.
Paris Among the diplomatic ap
pointments gazetted Tuesday is that
cf Charles Jules Joseph Bonin. who
has been named as charge d'affaires
of the French consulate general at
Montreal. Another appointment is
that of Francois Marie Robert De
Jean as commercial attache for
Quayaquil, Ecuador After a bat
tle which ended in favor of the
troops supporting the provisional
government of General Pedro Mon
tero. the inhabitants of the province
of Canar announced their allegiance
to General Montero s cause.
Frankfort, Ky. In joint session the
senate and Jiouse formally declared
Ollie M. James, democrat, elected to
the United States senate to succeed
Thomas H. Paynter.
Ouray, Colo. The stage on the line
to Red Mountain toppled over an 800
foot clitf three miles from here. The
driver and his lone passenger escaped
by leaping as the vehicle felL
Hutchinson, Kan. Returns from
Tuesday's Seventh district congres
sional election practically complete,
show the election of George A. Neeley,
democrat, to succeed E. H. Madison
by a majority of 1,500,
Young Author Ah, T can read you
like a book. Society Miss Well, If you
can read me the way your book has
been read I have nothing to fear.
"Why are you so sore on that em!
nent millionaire? He has done some
"I was one of them." Pittsburgh
USE ZI0N VARNISHES
Our Treadwell for floors Is un
surpassed. Once tried you'D
use no other kind.
Our Trade Mark
"THE VARXISH OF QUALITY VTI
Sold by M. Brotman
639 Seventeenth Street.
Commnder Reginald R. Belknap,
of the United Hates Navy, has been
appointed assistant chief of the nav-.1-
-.tlon bureau. He was recently de
tached from duly as executive offi
cer of the battleship North Dakota.
' Is Given Scholarship.
Miss Margaret Olmsted, daughter
of Judge R. W. Olmsted, who is at
tending Augustana college, has been
awarded a scholarship at that Insti
tution for next year, because of high
scholastic attainments. ....
Coal Wagon Collapsed
A wagon loaded with coal, belong
ing to the Empire Coal company,
this morning collapsed, when th
rear axle gave way on the left side.
The wagon had Just crossed the Bur
lington tracks at Twentieth street,
when the accident occurred. Neithei
the driver nor the horses were injured.
The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made is Chamer
lains Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They t!o the work whenever you re
quire their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, listlessness
into energy, gloominess into Joyous
ness. Their action 1b so gentle one
don't realize they have taken a purga
tive. Sold by all druggists.
All the news all the time. Thi
New York In spite of the move
ment for universal peace, the United
States probably will find itself en
gaged in another war about 1930, ac
cording to Professor Brander Mat
thews, head of the department of dra
matic literature at Columbia. He
s&ys the law of a succession of events
will count more than all of the arbi
tration movements put together.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NE
TT'S a new inverted gas light which
gives a wonderfully good strong light
and costs only four-tenths of a cent an
hour to burn.
Chicago Firms Advertise Them at $2.50
OUR PRICE IS $1.75
Come and see how splendid they are
what fine light they give.
PEOPLE'S POWER CO.