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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY; MARCH 7, ,1912.
HAS QUAKE DATA
IS AN INTRUDER
HISTORY THREATENING TO REPEAT ITSELF
IN CHINA IN NEW ANTI-FOREIGN UPRISING
Oi. CO OPCRAJIYC STORE caJL il Rock Island, III.
WHERE QUALITY IS THE CHIEF ATTRACTION
Professor Udden of Angustana
College Gathers Some
Mrs. Martha Bailey Finds Man
Sitting on Rear Porch
Awaiting Her Return,
ON EARTH SHOCK JAN. 24
BELIEVES HIM A THIEF
Finds Are of Forty Thousand Miles,
Turns Out That He Was Merely Call
ing on Sister Whom He Had
Not Seen in SO Ters.
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Including Rock Island,
Mrs. Martha Bailey, 605 Twelfth
Street la enjoying a Tlait from her
brother W. F. Walker of Odebolt,
Iowa, whom Bhe bad not seen In 30
years up until Tuesday night. Their
meeting was a (unique one. Mrs. Bail
ey had been visiting at a neighbor's
bom and when she returned to her
own, she discovered that there was a
man sitting on the back porch. She
decided that ha was a burglar and ran
to a nearby grocery store and told of
her discovery. A clerk, offered to ac
company her home and protect ber in
case It turned out that the supposed
burglar was an Intoxicated man.
TELI.S HIS IDETnTT,
. ' The cleric walked up to the man who
at (on the porch and demanded to
know who be was and what be meant
by taking possession of the premises.
The man replied that he was waiting
for his sister whose home it was. Mrs.
Bailey came forward and It did not
take the brother and sister very long
to get acquainted again. The clerk
' WtUtt i Mi A ls Ji " HiKfUfilF
To the Members of the Royal Order of
Moose, No. 190, Rock Island, III.
. Tou are hereby notified that on
Friday evening, March 8, the second
anniversary of the Rock Island
lodge will be held at the club rooms
at the Illinois theatre building. All
brother Moose and families are cor
dially Invited to attend by Warren
Euffln, dictator, and R. S. Berry, secretary.
Of Interest to Union Men.
' If you are desirous of securing
strictly tailor made clothes that will
fit and hold their shape; also bear
the union label, then pay us a fair
and reasonable price, say $25 or $30.
BEAL TAILORING COMPANY,
Illinois theatre building.
Offer That Involves No Money
IlUk If Vou Acrnpt It.
VV'e are so positive our remedy will
completely relieve constipation, no
mat'er how chronic It may be, that
we offer to furnish it free of all cost
If It falls.
Constipation Is commonly caused
by weakness of the nerves and mus
cles of tbe large intestine. To ez-
ect a cure you must therefore tone
up and strengthen those organs and
restore them to healthier activity.
We want you to try Rezall Order
lies on our guarantee. They are
eaten like candy and are particularly
good for children. They seem to act
directly on tbe nerves and muscles of
the bowels. They apparently have a
neutral action on the other organs.
They do not purge or cause other In
convenience. We will refund your
money If they do not overcome
chronic or habitual constipation and
thus kid to relieve the myriads of
associate or dependent chronic ail
ments. Try Rexall Orderlies at our
risk. Three sizes, 10 cents, 25 cents
and 50 cents. Sold only at our
store tbe Rezall store. Tbe Thomas
Peking, China, March 7. Chinese'
history appears to be on the verge of
The situation In the capital and
other Chinese cities is much the same
as it was 12 years ago. when wide
spread disorders brought the - allied
troops, representing Prance, England,
Russia, Japan and the United States,
fighting their way to Tientsin to
Peking, where they rescued 3.000
white men and Christianized Chinese
who for two months bad stood off a
countless horde of Boxers from be
hind the walls of the British legation.
Revolutionist and Manchu soldiers
alike have looted and burned and com
mitted wanton murder through tbe
streets of Peking. Many missionaries
and other Americans are sheltered
with W. J. Calhoun, minister to China
from tbe United States, in the United
Everywhere Is expressed the fear
that a crystallization of the anti-for
eign sentiment must shortly turn the
guns of the rioters against the Ameri
cans and Europeans In the city just
as it did in the Boxer uprising, which
was Incited by the Manchus, then, as
until recently, the ruling house of
There bad existed In China for more
than 100 years a secret society named
the I-Ho-Chuan. The name means the
League of the United Patriots, or the
League of the United Fists, according
to the way In which the last word of
the name Is accented In Chinese. The
society was started by the Talolst
priests and all members were sup
posed to be immune from injury by
bullets or any foreign made weapons.
A part of the rites was the practice
of boxing, and from this and the last
word in the name, foreigners dubbed
them the Boxers.
On Feb. 7, 1900, the empress dowa
ger of China Issued an edict which, in
effect, called upon all Chinese to re
turn to the customs, practices and
studies of tbe ancients. The Boxers,
who bad always hated the foreigners.
immediately construed this edict to
encourage the extermination of all
foreigners, and they began to gather,
armed with spears, pikes and pitch
forks. They bad no guns at first.
The Boxers began killing mission
aries and burning missions. The
ministers from foreign countries pro
tested and demanded redress. The
Chinese officials promised everything,
but It Is "now (known that they were
secretly encouraging the Boxers who,
they believed, would finally attain suf
ficient strength to drive the foreign
ers from China.
When the situation became so serl
ous that the foreigners despaired of
getting China to do anything the for
eign ministers addressed a Joint note
to the Chinese government demanding
the dispersal of the Boxers and pro
tection for the foreigners. The result
US. MlNISTee CALMOUN
was not satisfactory and tbe com
manders of the warships and armies
of the foreign countries were instruct
ed to act jointly, but to take whatever
action was necessary.
British Admiral Seymour, at the
head of an army of ,1,846 men from
the British, American, Japanese, Ger
man, French, Italian and Austrian
ships, started June 9 to the relief of a
number of British and American offi
cials, who were known to be Impris
oned In an Inland city. The railroad
track was torn up behind them by
Boxers, and the little band was forced
to fight every inch of the way. Be
fore reaching their destination the al
lied forces were forced to retreat, and
they fell back as far as the fort of
Hsdku. a short distance from Tientsin,
which they captured June 25, after a
Meanwhile en Invasion of the Chi
nese empire was agreed upon by the
United States and European powers.
On June 17-the allied army of 22,000
started for Tientsin under the com
mand of the Russian General Linevich.
The Americans, numbering 2,400, were
under the command of General Adna
R. Chaffee. They were completely cut
off from communication with the out
side world until the capture of Peking.
Tax collectors of Moline and Rock
Island townships have surrendered to
the county treasurer, W. H. White
side, $10,000 each, part of this
spring's tax money already collect
ed. Tbe collector at Coal Valley
turned over $1,101.09, giving the
treasurer a total of $21,101.09,
money which will be used to meet
bills to be allowed at the present
meeting of the board of supervisors.
The county treasurer has compil
ed some Interesting figures on in
terest which has been paid on the
county Indebtedness in the last ten
years. From Dec 1, 1901, to Dec 1,
1911, interest charges against tbe
county have been $52,915.99.
To women who are thinking of
New Spring Suits, Coats, Dresses,
Skirts, Waists, Millinery
We urge an early; inspection of our immense show
ing. Whether rou are ready to buy or not you will pro
fit by a trip through our store. At no time -will condi
tions be more favorable for gaining authoritative fash
ion information or for the purchasing of your spring
wearables. Assortments are at their best now, offering
many exclusive models that will be impossible to obtain
in a week or two when the spring rush is on in full blast.
Come now and become acquainted with the breadth
of the assortments, the styles, the character of the gar
ments in workmanship and materials, and the intrinsic
worth offered at each different price.
Suit ranging from $9S 112., f 148, S1S.9H up to 9S7M.
Coats la varied styles, priced from UM to $30.00.
Dresses of cloth and silk from t4JR up to tSOM.
Skirts from C2JS to tll.00, Waists from Se to $74.
57 Most Complete Line of
Complete assortments of street bats for early
new Sailors and Derbies in ail the newest shapes to
gether with hundreds of other mannish effects, hoods,
pokes and tartans, exquisitely tailored and trimmed.
$1.25 to $4.98
THE SEE HIVE
Cor. Second and 'Brady Davenport, Iowa
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Prof. Anton D. Udden. head of the
department of natural science at Au-
gustana, has made a thorough investi
gation of the earthquake which visited
the northwestern part of Illinois Jan.
24 last and has compiled some very
interesting data. In a lecture before
the advanced class in geology he stat
ed that he bad sent out about 300 let
ters to editors of newsoapers in the
territory affected by the quake and
had received Information from 150 lo
Using the so-called Rossl-Forel scale,
Professor Udden determined the inten
sities of tbe earthquake at different
places. Intensities, according to this
scale, are denoted Increasingly by the
numerals from 1 to 10. No. 1 denotes
shock recorded by a single seismo
graph; No. 2, extremely feeble ehock
recorded by several seismographs; No.
3, very feeble shock felt by persons
at rest; No. 4, feeble shock felt by
persons In motion, rattling of dishes;
No. 5, shock of moderate intensity felt
generally by everyone, falling of ar
ticles, breaking of dishes; No. 6, fairly
strong shock with general awakenirfg
of those asleep, ringing of bells, star
tled persons leaving their dwellings;
No. 7, strong shock, overthrowing of
movable objects, general panic; No.
8, very Btrong shock, falling of chim
neys, cracking of walls; Ho. 9, ex
tremely strong shock, partial or total
destruction of some buildings; No. 10,
shock of extreme Intensity, great dis
aster, ruins, disturbances of strata,
According to the map Professor Ud
den has drawn based upon this scale
the Intensities varied from one to six.
The earthquake was most severe In
an area between Morris and Aurora,
the fntensltles being more nearly sev
en than six. There the shock was
strong enough to cause movable ob
jects to be overthrown, bells to ring
and a visible agitation of trees. While
the principal epicenter was In this
area, there appeared to be .a second
ary epicenter in and about Dixon
whose Intensity swas five. The two
epicenters show that there must have
been two distinct ' shocks, one of
greater Intensity-preceded or followed
by one of less severity.
Intensity four is shown by a line
drawn from Milwaukee to Madison
and then down to Bloomlngton and
then up towards Lake Michigan. This
line passes over near tbe tri-citles.
According to the scale the shock felt
here was recorded as being a "feeble
shock" felt by persons in motion, rat
tling of dishes, disturbance of mova
Observations upon tbe direction of
motion of the earthquake were report
ed from four different localities, Chi
cago, Milwaukee, Elgin and Rock Is
land, the lines of direction converging
towards the region of greatest dis
turbance. The area sensibly affected by this
earthquake was about 40,000 square
miles in extent The time of occur
ence -was variously stated as being
from 10:15 to 10:35 a. m., while the
reports on duration ranged from one
second to three minutes.
1800 MOST SET ERE.
In making a comparison of this
earthquake with the one which oc
curred on May 26, 1909, Professor Ud
den found that the one In 1909 was of
greater severity. The area affected
by both was found to be substantially
tbe same and that the Isoseismals of
eacn spread out irom a nearly com
mon center. Professor Udden stated
that the coincidence of these two
earthquakes could hardly be regarded
as a matter of chance and that it was
probable that the shocks were direct
ly connected with a gradual readjust
ment of tbe same strata.
Professor Ldden recently delivered
a lecture on this earthquake at a
meeting of the Illinois State Academy
of Science held at Bloomlngton, and
the data which he has gathered will
appear In the official record of their
Buy a borne of Retdy Bros.
Trt-City Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer ft Trefs.
Kerler Rug company for vacuum
Smoke the Grand Dictator 5-cent
cigar, better than ever.
Six par cent farm mortgages. Lit
ten & Roberta, Peoples National
W. E. FREELAND BECOMES
SUNDAY SCHOOL HEAD
At a special meeting of the Sunday
school board of Spencer Memorial
Methodist church held last evening,
W. Earl Freeland of Moline was chos
en superintendent of the Sunday
school to succeed Wallace Toung, re
signed. Mr. Young has been ill since
the first of the year nd bis health
has not Improved sufficiently to enable
him to continue In charge of the
school. Mr. Freeland has been identi
fied with the work of tke school for a
number of years and 'will
" Records will be smashed tomorrow. Bargains by the carload will be
- thrown out te the people of the tri-cities. Come tomorrow to the greatest
Bargain Friday ever held. You should shop Friday morning. Look for the
yellow price tags,, in every department.
COME TOMORROW MORNING. LOTS Of BARGAINS NOT ADVERTISED
Safety pins, 5 cent value,
all sizes, 2 cards for
Pearl buttons, 10c value,
at, per dozen
Wire hairpins, assorted,
2 boxes for
75c and 69c hand bags
$1.39 band bags
$1.50 hand tags
These Prices in Men's Furnishings
Are for Friday and Saturday.
11.50 Duco union suit, gray"y ffc ,
. and ecru, bargain Friday... m
Regular 60c flat and ribbed fleeced
underwear, always sells for 50c gar
ment; special for Friday, fi "t
35c garment, 3 for M
50c knit ties In cross bar stripes and
. yours for Friday.....
50c silk four In hand ties in all colors
and patterns, special, 85c, CI "1
3 for I
Any 25c hose, in all colors, your choice
$1.00 plain and pleated shirts, with at
tached cuffs, in neat figures
and stripes, bargain Friday. 53
Umbrellas worth up to $1.50, with mis
sion handles, f f9
special for Friday. O C
$5.00 bath robes. Just a 'few left,
bargain fi f
Friday ZfJ xf M
Third Floor Bargains
To close out 100 lace curtains, we
offer them at, -v
each Mlf C
Comforts for bargain Friday sb fv
$1.25 value aTxfC
Heavy Sultana carpet, g
Best quality clothes linos
50 ft. lengths; Friday
Brass wash boards,
Folding ironing boards,
Large decorated parlor
Breakfast plates in gold
decorations, Friday . . . .
r lamps, Frl-
Your Choice of
Sriy Voile Skirt
In the house Friday
Ladles' natural wool suits, sizes 4,5, 6;
Jo2r25.;.a.1.u.9. SI. 89
Ladies' natural wool pants, i fX
$1.00 value for O Z?C
Black sateen and wool waists In neat
tucked effects, tailored linen waists
ana lingerie emoroiaerea ironts, regu
lar $1.50 values
44 Inch silk and wool, mixed eolians,
and satin cloths, in rich cream, tan.
grey, reseda, etc.; worth up to $1.75
bargain Friday, only....
44 Inch all wool checked voile in black
only, $1.50 quality,
bargain Friday only....
le in black
Ladies' hemstitched emb.
hdks., 15c values, each 53 C
Ladies' linen hand embroidered hadf.,
15c and 19c values, f
bargain Friday, each 1 C
Men's all linen hemstitched hdkf., ex
tra fine quality, 35c values,
bargain Friday, each
Boys' all linen hemstitched hdkfs., 15c
values, bargain sT
hair pants 'U
All white Russia crash
toweling, 9c value
full bleached cambric finish
9-4 bleached soft finish
sheeting, 29c value, yard....
5 and 6 inches wide all silk fancy rib
bon, in ell new effects; 33c and 50c
bargain Friday, yard..
6, 7 and 8 Inches wide hairbow taf
feta, extra heavy quality, 35c and 39c
bargain Friday, yard
A 22 inch swith,
$2.25 value for...
Beautiful cluster puffs,
Visit our beauty parlor on 2d floor.
First March Sale on Wall Paper
Again spring house cleaning is at hand and we are offering our entire stock of Wall
Paper just received from Chicago to the public at a great sacrifice. Our buyer se
cured In his tour for Wall Paper Bargains a large stock of Wall Paper at 50c on a
dollar, a fine line of new and up to date patterns. The purchase contains Holzmeals,
imported tekkoes, beautiful chambrays, Jasper stripes in the latest shades, two tone oat
meals; all the newest novelties for dining room and parlor decorations. Come see
our cut out girl from 10 to 11 and 2 to 3. These bargains for Friday and Saturday.
8 patterns in good papers,
all rolls full 8 yds. (not
10,000 rolls of good paper
patterns of all descrip
tions, suitable for any
room, with narrow or
wide borders to
match, regular ...
Bedroom stripes, with
beautiful cutout borders,
either norrow or wide
borders (borders cut out
free of f
charge) 9 s
12,000 rolls of gilt paper
for parlors, fruits for din
ing rooms, some with bor
ders and some without;
Dark colored stripe pa
pers, beautiful two-tone ef
fects for lower two-thirds
in dining rooms, suitable
for librarys, many pat
terns, halls and parlors,
some without borders and
some with; borders cut
out free of
charge . . .'.
ESTIMATES FURNISHED ON INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DECORATING.
worthy successor. ' Mrs. Karl Mahaf
fey and Mrs. 3. I Williams were ap
pointed a committee from the primary
deDa.rtmp.nt and Mrs. firr. Mrs W. E.
prove a Hill. HiS Ethel Cowdea and Mrs.
Warren Mansfield a committee 'from
the advanced classes to bave charge of
the Easter services at the church.
All the news all the times Tbe Argus.
Victoria, B. C News as brought
by the steamer Makura of disastrous
hurricanes in tbe Fiji and New Cale
donia groups. A number of lives and
many vessels were jlost