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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1912.
SAFETY FIRST IS
URGED ON ROADS
Commerce Commission Shows ;
Have Eeen Avoided.
BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN, COSTING TWO
MILLION DOLLARS, SOON TO BE ERECTED IN NATIONAL CAPITAL
Washington. Jec. 17. "Safety first" ,
Is the paramount rule of train opera- j
int. a,, n o , , rl I , . f ha i'i.rrtntu nTii . t
IIUU DUfC ' U W. I 11 ' Ml LI lotai iuiu-
merce commission In its 26:h annual re
port submitted today to congress. Dis
cussion of disasters on American rail
roads during th- last year constitutes
an Importan' l a'ure of the report, t
It is po'.n'ed cut that many of the j
accidt tits re.-,;. 11 int in fatalities tn.ght )
have been au r". I by "he exercise of I
proper preiai li'.n or trie employment of I
suitable d vices a. id kooiI equipment.
Figures given show that of the total of
8,215 derailments lur:i.f; the year, 1,877
were cauned ). ! ectn of roadway and j
3.847 were utiu ( defective equipment.
Thin indira'ef an Increase over the
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At the top, proposed memorial to Abraham
M. Cullom and Representative Joseph G. Cannon.
right: Senator H. D. Money, Senator Shelb) .
previous yeir t.:,? jn the derailments j
dne to had r'j.iJ.;;:-, and l.'i-li due to i
bad cqiilpm'.'a'. I
The invesii-.' .i-a hy the comniisslon I
Itself of rlrcad accid:t8 Involving!
lo of life, u.; ,.ir- b-vs. "has pro
ceeded far r Hiijii -o Indicri'e the need
of more effeti ni''08ur'ji than thus:
far have been taken to secure safety
of railroad tin 1. ' Whil the previous
suifKestions (? the eon-iii'stooii as to!
the adoption !y t lie ;ailicds of all-
"eel, or stejl-uia er'Kii.i-!, ;:a'-tf are be
ing adopted "ji '.;i.idly a (inditiong
-ill permit." and ihe danRe' from the
us of unnouii'l ':xr is Lr;ui:ialiv dis
appearing." Mi- si-i oiis tlhiiKcis of de
fective roadway arid tie' us" of vp?ouuJ
rails still reiuatn, as a result of which
derailments are likely at any time to
occur. Concerning Is investigations,) Washington. Backed by the unani- j Friday, and the matter is now berore
th!!-f.0?lmioS,10!1 V,' . , .. ..i mous opinion of its members, the the house of representatives.
Of the 31 derailments investigated, i
14 were either directly or Indi'ecily 1 8ena'e committee on library made a Members of tha commission feel
caused by bad trac k. In fit- of these 1 rePort to the 6?nate last week approv-1 that a great ski has been takn to
14 cases the derailments would prob-i '" of ,n" P'an ? tne -incoln me-lward the realization of a nation's
ablv have been avoided had exist ins ' mor'al commission for the erection ! tribute to one of its great men.
a need restric ions been obrvf-d- but 1 t the $2,000,000 monument to the: Some opposition to the
In all the re
in three cases the track condition 1 senate a concurrent resolution to be Of othar plans, some favoring the con-? members are President .Taft, Senator
were so obviously uneafo tuat derail- j passed by congress approving of the j st ruction of a road to Gettysburg and Shelby M. Cullom of Illinois, Repre-i
ments were likely to occur ev-n at low I and the design for the memorial others preferring otter sites in the sentative Joseph G. Cannon of Illi-f
speed. In one serious derailment an In accordance with the plans of the I District, of -Columbia than Potomac! nois, Senator George P. Wettnore of
examination of the track io the vicin- I Lincoln memorial commission and! park. The unanimous verdict of the 'Rhode Island. Representative Samuel
ity of the nccid-nt disclosed DOR rotten I recommending its prompt passage by! fine arts commission in favor of tlie 1 McCall of Massachusetts, Senator!
lll'K WU11I11 V lUMailCt" Ul III I au i - , - t, - . . ...... mv. ' - . . . w vi ... . 1 1 . ..fcJ(A.ivi '
1-ntbs. I'nder many of the rails there the resolution without opposition on sign (shown in the accompanying pic-Champ Clark
were 12 ties so badly decayed and brok-1 r " : 1
en as to be totally unfit for service.
1 ture), as approved by the Lincoln me-
morial commission, is to be put for- j
; ward by those back of the commis- j
: sion8 recommendations to sweep :
, away ths opposition and obtain the ;
j prompt approval of the house.
commis-1 The Lincoln memorial commission !
"mainlng cases ho ad'MuatP 1 martyred presid?nt in Potomac park. ' sicn's recommendations is expected in came into being by virtue of an actj
lotions were in force, audi The committee also presented to the , the house, where there are partisans 'of congress . in February, 1911. Its,
, ' . ., .. . Miese lamentable errors to failure of
so loose that they were easily removed ' . . .. . . ,. , ...
by hand, the wood haying no longer any, re ns.ble - orp urs. The recommendations prevl-
holdlng power The track in the virm-; & w contajns nQ , onsly made by the commtssion for leg-
ity of this accident was poorly ballasted , , . . illation requiring the standard:7a ion
the effects of. such error when
er persons, trespassing and not tres
passing, indicating an increase of 33
in the total number of employes killed,
a decrease of 38 in the total number
of passengers killed, and an increase
and was unsafe for the passage of ' of operating rules and the use of the j vl 111 u"u,uc! ul j."b
irnins at ordinary speed. This derail- "A remarkable increase in the speed ; blork fivFtem were designed to reduce i kl!lPd otner than Ployes and passen
unni occurred on straight track while ! an(1 w'6nt of trains within recent years, j th nrohobiiitv of mistakes bv em-trs. In-the last class were many
the ;rain was running about 30 miles j nt 'ne crowding of tracks and termin-1 pjoyes. and those recommendations ar? ' vlc' grade crossings.
per hour." als caused by the movement of an once more presen ed for consiaeration ; OS the. persons injured. 16,386 were
The report says that "the most dis-! enormously enlarged volume of traffic, of the COngress. Uniformity and con-1 P-e engers, 142,442 employes, and 10,- j
quieting and perplexing feature in theihave Kreatly Increased the duties and si6teucy'in operating rules are neces-i"10 persons other than passengers and'
Much space is being devoted in various publications concerning the overworked saleswomen and
girls at the approach of the Holidays. Even in the verv best stores where most consideration is shown
employes, much of this extra work -can hardly be avoided, but in order to relieve the strain as much as
possime and at the same time accommodate the public, these stores have agreed not to open evenings
until Thursday of this week and close at 6 p. m. Christmas Eve.
Women In sympathy with this movement can best show their approval by patronizing such stores.
Presents That Are Useful Nake the
Most Tieasing of All Kemimb'ances
and this week we re offering many special attractions for those who
expect to make gifts of Women's, Misses' and Children's Wearables.
Trias on Many Tlush and Fur Fabric Coats
Havi 'Been "Reduced
Our immense plush eoat-business of the past month has left us
a great many odd coats in.all.szes many different models both plaia
and trimmed effects. Prices on these have been materially reduced,
offering a most timely opportunity for saving to those contemplating
the purchase of a Christmas Coat.
Plusb Coat Bargains at
$11.98, $14.98, $16.98 and $19.98
Caracul Coat Bargains at
$6.98, $9.98, $14.98 aud $19.98
The Latest Approbed Cloth Coat Sty Jes
for Winter Are Here
Express shipments the past few days have added hundreds of the
newest mid-winter coat styles to our already immense stocks. We
never owned handsomer coats than theee we are now showing. In
the popular chinchillas, boucles and heavy wooly mixtures. If you
desire a coat that's new and different see these at
$12.98, $14.98, $16.98 and up to $25
Many Special Values in Samples and Odd Coats
from discontinued lines grouped on one rack for your cenvenience '
during the holiday rush. . Look them over if you can use a good, de
sirable long coat at a bargain price. ,. '
$3.98, $4.98, $6.98 and $9.98 ' "
The Suit Stock Has 'Been Condensed
and Prices further Reduced
We consider these the greatest suit bargains that we have ever offered, for the reason that bo many
f them are so correct and desirable for all-the-year-round wear. You need not buy an extreme novelty,
nor a style that Is correct for only a very limited period, in order to get a bargain. Here are plenty of
high class, plainly tailored models in navy, brown and black serges, whipcords and cheviots, reduced to
ill " a'
problem of accident Drevention is the ! responsibilities of train sen-ice em-
large proportion of train accidents ; Ptoyes and multiplied the chances of
caused bv dereliction of dutv bv the i error on tnpir Part. Notwithstanding
employes involved. The commission
believes that as a rule there are no
men that have a keener appreciation of
their responsibilities that railroad train
men and enginemen," and yet It is
these added duties and responsibilities
which the conditions of modern rail
roading have imposed upon employes,
the methods of discipline and regula
tions calculated to Insure safety in
. $9.98, $12.98, $14.98, $16.98
These Are Gifts That Women Appreciate
More Than All Ot ters
No present is more suitable for a woman or
miss than a fur muff neckpiece or set of furs.
They always meet with the keenest apprecia
tion. It's our wonderful large variety at popular
prices that makes buying here satisfactory and
Children's Fur Sett) have been reduced to $1.6!),
$1.98, $2.98, $3.98, $4.98, $6.98. A saving at each
price of 1-4 to 1-3. .
Our popular waist section Just inside the door
is crowded with buyers these days, selecting
Christmas gifts from our large and varied stocks.
Tailored - shirts of silk ratine linens and flannels
$1.00 to $3.98
Dressy Chiffon and Silk Waists
$1.98 to $7.50
All silk '"waists in Holly Boxes.
Petticoats, Kimonas, Sweaters, Auto Bonnets
are among the appropriate and practical things that will delight most any" woman or miss.
The Bee Hm
sary. to secure safety, and it is not J employes.
probable that a satisfactory code which
will mpet the demands of modern oper
ating conditions can be secured without
appropriate action by the federal government."
The commission points out that ex-
Ihe Store With a Refutation
Corner Second and Brady
T)av ' nport, Iowa
Elaborate de ails are given in the
report of the routine work of the com
n;ission during the year. Generally,
it shows a large increase. The number
of formal complaints filed was 755,
a decrease of 12C, as compared with the
cessive EDeed has been an imnor ant I nrevions venr- 778 ranea were riiannaari
' . I . I 1 , i( I - ' 1 ' - . .
pointed out that 63 per cent of thetlrBm operation nave remained pracu- factor in many train accidents , and that i of, an increase of 128. The commis-
conditions of safe operation are often siou conducted 1,154 hearings, as corn-
whole number of accidents investigated ' ca,1' unchanged
were caused by mis akes on the part "To prevent railroad collisions ade-
ignored in the effort to bring fast ! pared with 943 the previous year and
quae measures must be taken, first, i trains in on time. This is a bad prac- i ook 125,000 pages of testimony..
"There is a disposition in some quar- to reduce the chances of human error
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tice,' for which the traveling public is
largely responsible, and it should be
discontinued. Adequate ' measures
should be taken to compel low speed
wherever conditions require it whether
schedules are maintained or not.
The total number of casualties on
steam roads, during the year ended
June 30, was 1S0.123, of which 10,585
were persons killed and 169,538 injured.
The investigation of rates and prac
tices of express companies, which, the
report says, "is probably the most im
portant single piece of work ever done
by the commission" was practically
concluded during the year. "As a re
sul" fays the commission, "it appear
ed that many of the practices of ex
press companies were utterly inexcus
able, that their methods were archaic
lorougn eviaence luruiuueu uy iuo
division of inquiry, 93 indictments were
returned for offenses against the act
to. regulate commerce, 34 against car
riers, 54 against shippers or passen
gers, and five against shippers and car
riers Jointly. Sixty-one prosecuMons
were concluded, the total amount of
fines assessed being $344,420.
- The commission, in conclusion, re
news its recommendations for congres
sional legislation providing for a physi
cal valuation of railroads, a uniform
classification, a more explicit definition
of ' the authority of the -commission
over telegraph and telephone lines,
and control over railway capitalization.
The report indicates the belief of the
CALLS HIMSELF A BOOB
Poorman Denies, However, He Is
Candidate for Speaker.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 17. Edward F.
am it. I am the boob who is not a
j candidate for speaker.
"I cannot bring myself to feel that
the speakership is absolutely , neces
sary to my happiness and welfare. I
hope, therefore, you will respect my
roorman ct Mauoon, eieci.eu to tne n-; wishes and kindly refrain from urg
linois legislature on the democratic j iIlg my candidacy."
ticket, has sent tellow members a let
ter denying he is a candidate for
"It is said every member of the leg
islature is a candidate for speaker,
but this is hardly tK-a." Mr. Poorman
wrote.. "There 1b one exception, and I
The peculiar properties or Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy have been thor
oughly tested during epidemics of In
fluenza, and wnen It was taken In
time we have not heard of a single
cys-e of pneumonia. Sold by all drug-::it-ts.
BLACC HAWK'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
These figures indicate an increase over and their rates discriminatory and un-
the previous year of 189 killed and i reasonable. The report of the com-'
n.itsion has worked a revolution andi
renovation in the methods and rates'
of express tympanies." S
Similar investigations, it is Indicated, i
are in progress of substitution of ton
nage in 'ransit, allowances to terminal
ropds, weighing of freight, Issuing of
passes, bills of lading, private oars,
commission that additional legislation Through the Interpretation of Antoine LeClaire. First Published In 1834.
I m ruminl wn n it ' A fcl r J:il I a. l A I t t I l r.Ill..!
19,379 injured. Of the total number of ',
casualties, 400 railway employes were '
killed and 92.363 injured through "in-;
dustrial accidents" happenings Inci-:
dent to railroad business, but not due
to the operation of trains.
An analysis-of the figures furnished
to insure safety of railway travel may
be necessary, but on that subject the
commission is not prepared yet to
make a definite recommendation.
by the steam roads shows that of the
number of persons killed, 318 were pas-1 rates on anthracite coal and other im
iBengers, 3,635 employes, and 6,632 oth-lportant transportation matters.
S . A Few Suggestions . ' S
Get useful Xmas presents at Schwenkers.' For men we have the representative makers of shoes and a com
pltte line of house slippers. -
For women we have a large assorunent of felt Juliets and house slippeis and all kinds of shoes to choose
For boys there Is nothing better than a pair of high cut storm boots or a pair of slippers like father's.
For misses and children we have just received a line of boudoirs like mother's and then you can get all
siif in felt slippers and the season's ktylea of shoes. Open evenings, beginning Wednesday. f
T 1307 Second Avenue
118 West Second Street
412 Fifteenth Street
Public Sale of Land.
We will offer a, public sale at the
farm known as the Sheffelbein farm,
six miles west of Wapello, seven and
one-half miles'south of Columbus Junc
tion, Louisa county, Iowa, 400 acres
of land to the highest bidder. This
farm is located within three-quarters of
a mile of school and church. Farm in
good repair. Main traveled road from
Washington to Wapello. Rural service
of . mall delivery. A 10-room house
with closets complete, hall, porches,
house heated with furnace and lighted
with gas, hot and cold water, bath
room, kitchen, laundry complete;
cement walks, cistern water; all build
ings new and in good repair; two
barns, one 70x40, with shed; also one
barn 30-32, with shed on. three sides
thereof; a double corncrib, 30x40, with .
14-foot driveway; one corn crib, 24x25, ;
with 10-foot driveway ; two hog houses,
40x20 and 20x8; workshop, 14x16, with
cement floor; chicken house, 20x20, i
with cement floor; one deep well, with '
windmiil and four other wells ; three i
large tanks;, one cement tank; one'
five-ton wagon .scale;, threshing .ma-:
chine shed. The land is of Mack loam, '
part of which is gently rolling. There j
are two ' bog pastures, watered by :
springs. The farm is 'tiled. Young ;
orchards; all kinds of small fruit; 200
acres of above land is in cultivation,!
balance in blue grass pasture and tim-
ber. , j
The terms of the said sale will be
made known on day of sale, which will .
take place at the above farm a; 2 !
o'clock p. m.. Dec. 18. 1612. j
PAULINE SHEFFELBEIN, I
W. H. SHEFFELBEIN, j
Pasehall Bros., Auctioneers.
A New Edition with notes Historical and Critical.
Every family in Rock Island county wants a copy of this remarkable
work on their reading table. Its tTirill ng stories of Indian l.fe and adven
ture stir the blood of every lover of good tales as few other truthful books
cuu do; but it is far more than a volume of good Indian stories.
Historians, scholars, profound thinkers generally, give It a rank attained
by no other book of its class. Nowhere; else has a wild Indian' unmodified
directly, or indirectly by strong influences of civilization, undertaken to
givt In detail his personal and tribal history, with the views and customs
of his race on ethics, religion and politics. This vivid revelation of the
m; Eterlous Indian characters is no less charming than unique.
Black Hawk was born and lived for more than 60 years in Rock Island
county, at a point which in no great time must come within the corpor
ate limits of the city of Rock Island.
He is more widely known and bis autobiography has given him a more
poimanent fame than any other India.i warrior in American history.
Ixical pride as weli as delight in g ed reading will induce every citizen
i of Rock Island county to procure a coj-v of this extraordinary book.
i Can you think of a more acceptable holiday gift to those who hare
ever been here or contemplate coming, than this delightful story?
Handsomely bcund in clcth. Beautifully illustrated. Three maps. Sent
prepaid on receipt of price $1.00.
AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO., (foot Inc.) Rock Island, III.
Wn mlsjiilUhi iMWami in' II i rili
The Davenport & Muscatine Railway company an
nounces a ninety (90) minute schedule, commencing
Monday, and continuing through the holidays. ;
6.00 a. m.
7:30 a. m.
9:00 a. m.
10:30 a. m.
1:30 p. m.
3:00 p. m.
4:30 p. m.
6:00 p. m.
9:00 p. m.
Davenport & Muscatine Ry. Co.
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