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THE ROCK ISXIAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MARCH 15, 1912.
ON PEORIA LINE
Passengers of Bock Island Road
Leaving Terminals in Morn
ing Snowed In.
ENGINES HELD POWERLESS
Two Ixx'otnotivrs tr- Each String of
Can Fail to Puxh Way
Through Deep Drifts.
(Special to The Argus.)
Orion, 111., March 15. Two Rork Is
land trains of the Peoria branch are
stalled in deep snow drifts between
here and Osco and about 50 passen
gers are unable to procure anything to
rat. Relief Is expected at any minute
from Peoria. Snow is being shoveled
into the boilers of the engines in or
der to keep up enough steam to heat
the coaches. The water tanks in the
engines and tenders alike have long
since been exhausted. Each of the
two trains has two englneB. it being
thought that they could get through
the snow but they failed when they
struck the big drifts several miles
The trains mentioned in the above
are those which leave the terminals of
the Rock Island and Peoria branch of
the Rock Island road at 8 o'clock or
thereabouts in the morning. They
were not far apart when the drifts
were run into which stopped them and
held them powerless. A considerable
number of the passengers of both
trains are known to be local people
but of course their -names could not
At the train dispatcher's office In
this city, it was learned later this aft
ernoon that the relief from Peoria had
arrived and that the stalled trains had
been liberated and started on their
) way again. The one Into Rock Island
' wa about four hours late at press
IS VISITOR IN CITY
Captain E. L. West, superintendent
of the railroad mall service was In the
city today looking over the local mail
situation. The severe weather lately
has caused much delay in the postal
service and Captain West is giving the
matter bis personal attention. He has
spent the past week in northern Iowa
where he found that despite the fact
that the railroads were attempting to
keep on schedule there was unavoid
able delay. The mails are unusually
heavy for this time of the year and
this augments the difficulty. Accord
ing to Captain West, the heavy mall
service is a sign of prosperity, a sign
that business is increasing. The pout
office department is the pulse of the
people and evidently good times are
on the way.
ARGUS CARRIERS ARE TO
BE GUESTS AT UNCLE TOM
The city carriers of The Argus are
to be the guests of Manager William
Klinck at the "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Iterforrnance tonight at the Illinois
theatre. Manager Klinck, in the
years that he has been in the theat
rical business, has always made it a
point to treat the newspaper carriers
at least once a year. This is his
first season la Rock Island, and he
chose "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for The
Argus boys. The company appear-
A 10 diy' trial of
in place of coffee, will show
any coffee drinker just how cof
fee has been treating him.
After the trial
and compare the old condition
of coffee aches and ills with
the return to health and com
fort which came with the
change to Postuai.
It will then be plain 'hy
"There's a Beason"
Poftum Cereal company, Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
4 . 1
lag here is the Stetson, and tone of
the best on tour. Manager Klinck
will be host to 40 ArguB boys tonight.
Acting on the suggestion of The Ar
gus last evening, President H. A. Clev
enstine of the Rock island Business
Men's association today telegraphed
to Senators Cullom and Lorimer and
to Representative McKinney asking
them to do all in their power toward
securing an appropriation which would
enable the government to continue the
operation of the small arms plant at
Rock Island arsenal. The telegrams
were all brief and to the point, calling
attention of the law makers from this
district and state to the need of hasty
action in the matter.
No communication has been for
warded thus far from the Rock Island
club, principally because President H.
E. Casteel is out of the city.
If the senators from this state and
Iowa can get an addition tacked. on
to the appropriation which is now be
fore the senate, it will mean the con
tinued operation of the plant, other
wise, it is promised, the plant will
have to be closed in the fall at which
time the present appropriation will be
entirely expended. The house has
patsed the bill with an appropriation
of SoPO.ooo for the manufacture
of small arms. That amount
will suffice only to operate the
small arms plant at Springfield, Mass.
during the coming year and it is not
helieved that both places will be run
under reduced forces.
ICE CRASHES DOWN;
MAN ESCAPES INJURY
Think of standing on the side walk
and having several hundred pounds of
ice come crashing down along side of
&nd 5 wfl1 appreciate the feel-
ings of a couple of pedestrians who had
such an experience at noon today, when a
large cake of ice fell from the top of
the L. S. McCabe and company build
ing to the ground beside them. Did
they run? Well, report has it that
they did not stop till they were
breathless from running, and then
they cautiously tip-toed back to see
who was shooting a cannon or some
such thing. Forced from Its position on
the building by the weight of the
heavy snow, the ice crashed away
from the edge of the roof. Hundreds
of pounds of ice remained on the build
ing and it Is to be dislodged in order
to protect the building and pedestrians
.Many other buildings in Rock Island
are covered with ice and owners are
paying men to get up and wedge it
At High School
The Theadelphlc Literary society
met last evening after school. At the
business end of the meeting, three
new members were admitted to the so
ciety. The following program was
heard and enjoyed:
Life of Painter Vera McBurney.
Piano solo Edna Lund berg.
Humorous reading Anna Hoffman.
Ufe of St. Patrick Mabel Burger.
The society will meet on March 28.
The date of the Triangular debate
which was to have been held between
the trl-city high schools March 29, has
been changed until April 26. The post
ponement of the debate is the result
of the sickness of one of the debaters
on the Davenport team.
The eirls in the gymnasium classes
held a 15-yard dash yesterday, the
distance being the same as the boys
ran last Tuesday. The girls proved
themselves to be as speedy at sprint
ing as the boys, especially June Nelson
who equaled the time made by the
fastest boy. She covered the distance
which Is nearly the length of the gym
nasium In the astonishing time of 2 1-5
seconds. Others came close to this
mark, the classes as a whole having
about the same average as the boys.
The winners of the various classes and
their time follow: Second period, Dor
othy Schoessel, Frances Griswald and
I Elizabeth Bryan, tied at 2 3-5 seconds;
third hour, Juue Nelson, 2 1-5 seconds;
! fourth period, Clara Blakemore, Lucy
' Clark and Helen Young tied at 2 3-5
seconds; fifth period, Margaret Holdof,
; Winifred Reck, and Andorro Larrson
tied at 2 3-5 seconds.
Davenport Is seeking to have the
date of the triangular debate post
poned on accoujt of the sickness of
one of the Davenport speakers.
The freshmen girls . basketball
team Wednesday defeated the girls of
Longfellow school by a score of 11 to 2.
The game was closely contested
' throughout and the freshmen had to
work hard for their victory. A return
I game has been scheduled for next
Tuesday to be played at the high
: school gym. The lineups were as fol
lows: Freshman Forwards, Margery
'Graham. Eliiabeth Bryan; centers,
Hazel Willis and Marian Atkinson;
j Guards, June Nelson and Dorothy
I Schoessel. Longfellow Forwards,
i Geneva Puroell and Melba Carlson;
I Center, Mary McKinney and Irene
Carlson; Guards, Irene Miller and Ber
tha Leaf. Referee, Ruth Anderson.
Improvement Association to Meet.
The Seventh Ward Bluff Improve
ment association is to meet tonight in
the city hall to discuss ways and means
of the proposed sewer system. The
meeting is scheduled for 7:30 and the
board of local Improvements is to be
on hand to join in the discussion
At the Beal Tailoring company. Illi
nois theatre building.
SECTION HAND IS
KILLED .BY TRAIN
August Redman, 70-Year-Old
Besident of Lynn, El., x
Is Bun Down.
DEATH COMES INSTANTLY
Victim Was Getting Oat of Way of
Engine on Main Tracks When
Another Hit Him.
(Special to The Argus.)
Lynn, 111, March 15. August Red-'
man, a 70-year-old resident of Lynn,
111., was struck and killed at 11 o'clock
this morning -while standing in a
switch track of the Peoria branch of
the Rock Island road at Lynn. He
was working with some section hands
clearing snow off the tracks. A train
was seen approaching on the main
track and the old man stepped into the
switch track not noticing that a train
was likewise approaching on that
track. He was struck and hurled on
his head; his legs falling across the
rails and one of them being severed.
Death came almost Instantly.
LEAVES DAt'GHTERS HERE.
The deceased is survived by his wi
dow and four chiWren, the Misses Au
gusta and Selma and Mrs. Emma An
derson and Mrs. Amanda Coleberg all
of this city.
In the circuit court this morning the
trial of the suit of Kahlke brothers,
boat builders of this city, against Mrs.
Mary L. Deere of Moline was started,
A jury had been secured to hear this
case while Judge W. H. Gest was on
the bench a month ago, but when the
Judge s illness forced him to give up
work for a time, the jury was dismiss
ed. The plaintiffs are seeking to force
payment of a balance on a bill which
grew out of the rebuilding of the boat
"Kalltan," the property of the defen
dant. The balance is about $1,500. The
defense alleges that the work was not
done according to contract. Peek &
Dietz appear for the defendant and
George W. Wood for the plaintiffs.
Althoigh the above case is expected
to run well into the coming week,
nevertheless a trial list was set in
case the court finds itself without any
work on hand. All the cases are set
for Tuesday and are as follows:
Glenridge Coal company vs. Kelle
her. Heider vs. Safe.
Rommel Brothers vs. Wenks.
City of Moline vs. Tramping.
Benjamin Harris company vs.
MAJOR DICKSON WILL
SPEAK ON PUBLICITY
Major M. E. Dickson, one of tht
members of the editorial staff of the
Chicago Examiner, arrived in Rock Is
land yesterday, and tonight, he is to
deliver an address on "Publicity" at a
special public meeting to be held at
Rock Island club. Major Dickson con
ferred with Mayor Schriver yesterday
afternoon and as a result, the meeting
was arranged. The speaker is a man
who is conversant with the subject
chosen for his address and no doubt will
bring to the people of Rock Island, a
message well worth hearing. The time
for the meeting is 8 o'clock, and club
members and their friends are urged
MOTHER REFUSES TO
PROSECUTE HER SON
John Glnty was set free yesterday
afternoon on a charge of forgery pre
ferred against him as the result of the
passing of a worthless check at the
Carl Minne saloon Tuesday. Minne's !
bartender cashed the paper for $60.
The name of Mrs. Ginty, mother of the
man who was arretted, was forged on !
it. Glnty confessed to the crime, j
but through the efforts of his mother, j
the charge against him was dropped
and Minne was requited for the ;
amount which he lost
TWO COLLFCTORS MAKE
Township Collectors Jessie Dillon of
Canoe Creek and Herbert Wells of Zu
raa made final settlement today with
County Treasurer W. H. Whiteside.
Mr. Dillon turned in $4,944.78 and re
ported $913.64 delinquent. Mr. Wells
turned in $3,897 and reported $253.06
delinquent. These are the first settle-
PIMPLES CURED IN 10 DAYS
Or Your Money Back.
Anyone who has PtHalea. Black
Heads, lAwrr Saata, Opfm Sores , aad
Kraatioaa, should know it Is because of
bad Mood. The circulation has become
contaminated with matter that has dis- I
cased the biood, which is being forced
out of the system through the pores of
the skin. This condition cannot be i
cured unions you remove the cause. Bin
Ter Complexion Tablets purify the
blood, strengthen the system and make!
your skin healthy, thus restoring your!
complexion to its clear, youthful appear
ance. L naer me puniyin and ton
effect of Bin-Ter Complexion Tablets
the system will be built up and your
skin cleared, usually In about ten days.
TllOMAS DRl'G COMPAAV.
ments made but others are expected
from now on at the rate of two or
three a day.
Miss Gertrude Braack returned to
her home in Milwaukee last night after
visiting with relatives here.
Mr. ,and Mrs. Louis Salzmann and
son Leroy returned yesterday from
their winter sojourn in California.
Mrs. Louise Krell and daughter
Miss Helen have returned after a six
weeks' visit through the south and in
Mrs. Louis Glockhoff. formerly of
this city, arrived last night from her
home in Milwaukee to visit with rela
ON RATE INCREASE
Attorney E. S. Smith of Springfield
appeared before .the executive coun
cil of the Modern Woodmen, in ses
sion in this city this morning, and
made a request on behalf of the
Woodmen camps of Sangamon county
that a referendum vote be taken on
the recent decision of the head camp
to raise the rates of insurance. The
request was submitted in writing and
was received by the directors, and
the Springfield attorney was promised
an answer before adjournment of the
Moline camp No. 3 8, M. W. A., held
a largely attended meeting last night
to hear a discussion of the new rates
by District Deputy Boltinghouse. Fol
lowing his talk it was decided to send
three delegates to the Insurgent
meeting at Elgin next month at
which it is proposed to take measures
to prevent the carrying out of the
orders of the recent head camp meet
ing in Chicago relative to raising the
cost of insurance.
. ELECTION NOTICE.
Notice is Hereby given, that on
Tuesday, the second day of April, A,
D. 1912, an election will be held in
the township of Rock Island, 111., for
the following officers, to-wit:
Four assistant supervisors.
One assessor. . nj(T'"
One collector. Ji iH:
One town clerk. ' 1
Places for registration and voting
will be as follows:
First precinct 413 Fourth ave
nue. Second precinct 628 Eighth
Third precinct .1014 Third ave
nue. Fourth precinct 924 Ninth street.
Fifth precinct County Jail build
ing. Third avenue and Fourteenth
Sixth precinct -1434 Seventh ave
Seventh precinct 1101 Fifteenth
Eighth precinct 1914 Third ave
nue. Ninth precinct Trinity church
vestry, rear of 1818 Sixth avenue.
Tenth precinct Hose house on
Eleventh precinct Schmid's gro
cery store, 823 Twentieth street.
Twelfth precinct Hose house on
Thirteenth precinct Rear of 2700
Fourteenth precinct 3110 Fifth
Fifteenth precinct Peterson's car
penter shop, 510 Forty-fifth street.
Sixteenth precinct Gannon's paint
shop. Fourteenth avenue between
Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth
streets. SHIRLEY D. FOLSOM,
Rock Island. 111., March 9, 1912.
New Spring Clothing
Arriving every day.
The kkL" System styles
are snappier than ever.
BROWN AFRAID GF
Refuses to Come to Bock Island
and Risk Being Pinned
to the Mat.
DEMANDS BIG GUARANTEE
I "remoter Will Get Somebody Equal
ly as Good to Buck Up Against
the Albany Grappler.
Carl Brown of Waterloo, undefeated
Iowa wrestling champion in the light
class of the mlddleweights, has got
cold feet and refuses to come to Rock
Island to meet Jesse Slaymaker of Al-1
bany at the Illinois theatre next Thurs-!
day evening. Brown,, at the time of
his match here with "Cyclone" Tommy j
Thompson, agreed, virtually, to come
back to Rock Island to meet anybody j
of his weight whenever wanted. In
fact, he promised to come back. Now,
when everything Is arranged for his
return engagement, he pushes up a !
prohibitive guarantee so that he can
get away from the match. He said,
"You fellows down there want to land
somebody who can throw me, and you'll
have to put up the coin before I give
anybody the chance." And so the Wa
terloo idol is to remain at home and
bask in what sunlight he can find there.
The w restling game in Rock Island, un
impeded by his decision, will continue
to go on.
MATCH JVST THE SAME.
Brown is not the only wrestler in the
country, and somebody else capable of
giving the Albany grappler a hard run
in a match will be lined up before an
other day passes by. Three fellows
are on the line Strickland of Des
Moines, Gamble of Burlington and Har
ry Brondell of Davenport. If Harry
can assure his backers that his ear is
recovered from its soreness, he will go
on with Slaymaker, and the fans will
be glad to welcome him back into the
THIEVES GET INTO
ANNEX AT EMPIRE
Forcing their way into the Empire
Annex via the transom in the front
door, thieves got into the store and
carted away several dollars' worth of
10-cent cigars and a large quantity of
candy night before last. The police
were notified when the' robbery was
discovered yesterday morning but not
a clew has been discovered. The
thieves broke open the transom, got
irto the store, rolled a table against it,
and one handed the goods to the other
on the outside. The annex is in the
Empire theatre building at Nineteenth
street and Fourth avenue and is oper
ated by E. S. Couch.
ICE 40 INCHES THICK;
IV! AY DESTROY BRIDGE
Soundings were taken this morning
of the ice just above the Moline bridge
over Rock river and it was learned
that in some places the ice is 40 inches
thick. There is fear that when the
crystal breaks away that it will carry
the bridge with it. Because of the
thickness of the ice, there is little
probability that there will be a break
in it for many days.
The resiliency of the ice is such that
when three teams are crossing it, the
vibration makes it hard for a man to
keep his feet.
WHERE QUALITY IS THE CHIEF ATTRACTION
M IT WILL PAY
JLco operative store caX jL ROCk Island, III.
WHERE QUALITY IS THE CHIEF ATTRACTION
DOLKINS HELO AS
Eugene Dolkins, colored, is being
held at the police station as a suspect
in the robbery of the Blue Goose sa
loon at 1920 First avenue, night befo
last. Entrance was forced through a
hall room door and the thieves made
their get away, taking with them a val
uable overcoat, a watch and " Ev
ery colored man in Rock Island, al
most, was rounded up yesterday morn
ing and forced to give an accounting of
his whereabouts the night of the rob
bery. Dolkins was arrested last even
ing. It is a certainty that he was not
alone in perpetrating the robbery and
the police are still at work on the case.
This Treatment Costs Nothing If It
We want you to try three large
bottles of Rexall "93" Hair Tonic on
our personal guarantee that we, will
refund your money for the more ask
ing if it does not give you absolute
satisfaction. That 6 proof of our
faith in this remedy and it should
indisputably demonstrate that we
know what we are talking about
when we say that Rexall "93" Hair
Tonic will grow hair except where
baldness has been of such long dura
tion that the roots of the hair are
We are basing our statements
t.pon what has already been accom
plished by the use of Rexall "93"
Hair Tonic. We be.'.eve that what
it hns done for thousands of others
it will do for ypu. In any event you
cannot lose anything by giving it a
tilal on our liberal guarantee. Two
sizes, CO cents and $1. Remember,
you can obtain Rexall remedies in
this community only at our store
the Rexall store. The Thomas Drug
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If you choose a coat or
suit leisurely, with plenty
of time to try It on, to ex
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We now have ready all
the newest styles.
They Include the choic
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They are beauties.
If you buy now, you
can select a garment In
comfortable leisure, have
the pick of all the best
styles and get a full
month s longer wear
from your suit or coat.
Or if you are not ready
to buy a garment immed
iately, choose one and let
us lay It aside for yon.
Let us show you the
styles for spring in milli
nery, suits, shoes, coats
in fact, everything that
is embodied in a fashion
Don't forget to call at the
Haege Tailoring company,
opposite the Harper honse
and receive a patent coat
and pants hanger free of
Don't Throw It Away
Don't give or throw away any
garment until you find out
whether or not we can restore
it to usefulness.
Our prices are moderate
our work is satisfactory.
Bring us your old suit. We
will restore its original look.
CLEANING, PRESSING, RE
PAIRING AND DYEING.
Men's work a specialty.
Telephone West 317.
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