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THE ROCK ISUAND ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEIBER 80, 1912.
RINGING OF BELL
CAUSE OF DEATH
Jchn Tirtyohn Bewildered by
Sudden Return of Engine
Which Had Passed by.
JURY'S VERDICT OPEN
No Blamn Attached for Accident
Which Cost Railroad Carpenter
Hit Life Saturday.
An opes verdict, fixing no blame,
was returned by toe coroner's Jury
this morning at the Inquest which was
Tielrl nt 10 n'rlrk Bt th Vent tindav.
taking rooms over the body of John ! If loJ.
Tlstyohn, n'ho was killed Saturday af
ternoon at 1:30 o'clock by being run
over by a switch engine in the Rock
Island yards at Thirty-first street..
The continued ringing of the bell on
the switch engine it la believed caused
Ttstjohn to be ground to death. Tlst
yohn was assisting in the repairing of
a coal chute In the yards at the time
the fatal accident occurred, and warn
standing at the end of the ties of the
trak looking up at the chut when
truck by the engine. The engine had
pulled up the track a short distance
t switch a car, coming back Immedi
ately. It Is customary when The en-
of the tender struck the man first,
knocking him to bis knees, and as he
made an endeavor to crawl out from
under the tecde was run over. Both
legs were cut or.
EGIE CREW TETiriKS,
Those who testified were Joe Tist
yohn, a brother of Chicago, who ar
rived in the city his morning; J. A.
Hollenbaugh, 2204 Sixth avenue, the
engineer on the switch engine; James
Guthormson, 308 Fourth avenue, a
hostler; S. W. McCarthy. 423 West
Second street, Davenport, the fireman
on the engine, and Dr. S. B, Hall.
Guthormson In his testimony s'ated
that he perceived Tlstyohn on the end
of the ties of the track and saw him
step back suddenly onto the track as
the engine was approaching and with
in a Ehort distance of him. The man
failed to hear Guthormson's ye'.la of
warning and w-as ground to death.
Fireman McCartney saw the man
standing near the track, with another
His yell failed to stop
Tlstyohn, who stepped directly into
the path of the engine. The engineer
stated In his testimony that he was
not aware of the fact that a man hal
been run down until he heard a yell.
He stopped the engine, and looking
out of the cab window, perceived Tist
yohn lying on the track.
Deceased is survived by his father.
two brothers and sisters In the old
ELKS WILL 'STAGE A
Harry Miller, of the firm of Miller
& Draper, which stage amateur min
strel performances "throughout the
country, was In the city yesterday
conferring with the committee hav
ing in charge the impending produc
tion of a show to be given by the Rock
Island Elks. Tentative plans were dis-'
cussed aa to the minstrel performance
to De given both In Rock Island anf.
Davenport by the local "Bills," and it j
Is probable that the finished produc
tion will be staged about the middle
of February. The Miller & Draper
company furnishes ail of the scenery,
costumes, etc., and is the only con
cern of Its kind recognized by the
Elks' grand lodge.
TO SIGN HIS NAME
"Who sent a $2 bill to the Y. M. C. A.
building fund Saturday and forgot to
indicate his name? Somebody did th.
very thing, and as a consequence, will
not receive a receipt until he reveals
his identity. The money was enclosed
in an envelope with two collection
notices, each calling for a payment of
country and one brother Joe of Chi- one dollar. but tner WM n mark
UL V BUri L UL L WUU1U m&ILB IUOUUU-
cation possible. If the contributor
who sent in this payment will tele
phone or call at the Y. M. C. A- office,
his receipt will be given at once.
Payments on the third installment
have been eoming in at a lively rate
utors are paying up in full, a most
helpful proceeding oathelr part.
At Y. M. C. A.
Bine stops to discontinue ringing.
1 nwahi; of F.;iirs approach. I The Boys' bible cIsbs held its usual for the past few days.
The rulp was not followed on this meeting yesterday afternoon in the
occasion, owing to the fact that the i Y M c rooms, with a good at
engine stopped oniy tor tne rraction
of a minute in switching the car, re
turning Immediately back on the
truck. Tlstyohn, it is believed, had
had laid the garment down to play
a game of billiards and a few moments
later bis property had disappeared.
The theft was reported to the police
The case of Ed Stratton, the Chicago
ytggman, held at the police station for
the attempted burglary of the Ram
sr jeelry store, has been continued
until the morning of Jan. 2, pending
further investigation Into his past his
tory by the police. '
John Flemming of South Rock Is
land was set upon, beaten and robbed
by two men Sunday morning between
1 and 2 o'clock, the attack being made
on the corner of Fifth avenue and
Twelfth street. The man's cries for
help aroused the neighbors, who tele
phoned to the police, but the assailants
had fled when the officers arrived on
the scene. Flemming was relieved of
all bis valuables.
He informed the police that he met
the two holdup men in the Commercial
fccuse restaurant about 1 o'clock. One
of them struck him when he left the
place and pursued him past the police
station, through the alley beside, the
Woodman publication building and on
to the scene of the holdup. He places
his Iossat approximately $17. 1
The residence of D. F. Krell, 1116
Second avenue, was ransacked by bur
glars Saturday evening during the ab-:
sence of the family. Jewelry and otlvr j
valuables were taken. 1
An unsuccessful attempt was made to I
burglarize the George Banker resi- 1
dence, Seventh street and Nini ave
nue, about midnight Saturday. The
men made good their escape. i
tendance, and an unusually Interest
ing program. The talk of the after
noon was by H. E. Shiffer, who spoke
his mind concenta ted on what was ' on "A Soldier's Life." ' This afternoon,
going on on top of the chute and was j a party of the boys visited the plow
unaware that the engine had Btopped factory and saw the working of the . the Job was demonstrated last night
and was coming buck, because of the machinery in the manufacture of agri-1 when Cyrus Wait of Reynolds had a
That the overcajct thief is still on
Cont'.iit'ed ringing of the bell.
cultural implements. They were chap- black overcoat stolen from him at
The running board on the rear end ' eroned by Raymond Wilson.
'10:30 in the Bijou cigar store. Wait
CHOOSING A HOBBY.
No Extra Charges for
Xo Extra Charges for
SIMON & LANDAUER-
""TUESDAY, Dec. 3 1 ,
A we place on sale
our entire stock of fall and winter clothes for
men, boys & children, offering you your choice
of any fancy suit or overcoat in the store at
Blacks, Blues and Staples, 10.
It is our policy to close out all season end goods, not
to carry merchandise over from one season to the next.
1 he large stock on hand combined with the high quality
of our clothes will mean a real benefit to men and young
men who are up-tQ-date and who appreciate the best
Make It One That Will Relieve the
Tension of Business. j
Writing on the advantage and enjoy-
ment that a busy man will derive from '
a bobby, Arnold Bennett says in the i
"In choosing a distraction that Is to j
say. In choosing a rival to bis business .
he should select some pursuit whose
nature differs as much as possible 1
from the nature of bis business, and
which will bring Into activity another ,
side of bis character. If his business ;
is monotonous, demanding care and
solicitude rather than Irregular, In- :
tense efforts of the brain, then let bis '
distraction be such as will make a
powerful call upon his brain. But If
on the other hand the course of his ;
business runs In crises that string up
the brain to Its tightest strain, then let
his distraction be a foolish and merry
"Many men fall into the error of as
suming that their bobbles must be as
dignified and serious as their voca
tions, though surely the 'example of
the greatest philosophers ought to
have taught them better! They seem
to imagine that they should continu
ally be Improving themselves In either
body or mind. If they take np a sport,
It Is because the sport may Improve
their health. And If the hobby is in
tellectual It must needs be employed
to improve their brain.
"The fact is that their conception of
self Improvement is too narrow. In
their restricted sense of the phrase
they possibly don't need Improving,
they possibly are already improved to
the point of being a nuisance to their
fellow creatures: possibly what they
need Is worsening. In the broad and
full sense of the phrase self improve
ment, a course of self worsening might
."I have known men and everybody
has known them who would approach
nearer to perfection if they could only
acquire a little carelessness, a little
abaentmlndedness, a little illoglcal
ness. a little irrational and infantile
gaiety, a little unscrupulousness In the
matter of the time of day. These con
siderations should be weighed before
certain bobbies are dismissed as being
unworthy of a plain man's notice."
While all the family are home Jpr
the holidays go to
Blakslee thart Group Picture
you have talked about so long1.
If not convenient to come to the studio I will bring
my camera to your home.
&Ae Blakslee Studio
, Telephone for A.pp ointment
A. Foreign City In Every Sense, With
Its Own Odd Charm.
Americans driving to their hotel
through Havana's narrow, noisy streets
invariably exclaim that it seems to
them "as if they were abroad." The
question to borrow a phrase from the
widely traveled but unemotional Mr.
Baedeker "need not detain them long."
They are abroad. Havana is not mere
ly "like a foreign town;" It is a foreign
town, ft has its own odd look, its spe
cial picturesqueness, its own tumultu
ous life. It abounds in unknown dishes
and strange fruits, and upon the hot
tropic night it pours out half barbaric
music and queer melancholy songs.
The long traditions of the Spanish
dominion of the two Americas still
cling about Havana's fortresses and
the palaces, churches and monasteries
of her ancient streets. She was a
proud, rich city, the entrepot of the
west, when our northern mainland was
a wilderness. And now in the Cuban
twentieth century she is a crowded,
thriving, gay metropolis, with her own
pride, her own tropic airs and graces,
her own wholly un-American Individu
ality She may be crowded in the brief,
winter season with American tourists,
may contain (as indeed she always has
contained) a considerable American
business colony and may be a refuge
for derelicts and vagabonds straight
from the pages of O. Henry. Richard
Harding Davis and other KIpllngs of
Spanish America. Still, she is always
the old Havana, the Cuban capital of
Cuba. Harrison Rhodes la Metropolitan.
1822 Third Avenue.
As an Offset.
"That girl has been promoted twice
to my once. She has all the luck In
"Well, I notice that she also has most
of the work on her shoulders. So 1
guess she's entitled to the luck."
Made Her Laugh.
Tom Oid Mi Koxiey entertain
your proposal? Jick On the contrary,
my projxjKa! smed to entertain her.
ROCK ISLAND, ILU Vn&&?
This Particular Tuesday
Is the Last Business Day of 1912
We want it to he a big one so turn the day over
to the bargain men and women with instructions to
ao the limit. -
Not one bargain m fifty is mentioned here. You
can he sure your money will do all lands of work for you Tuesday,
Come early and stay all day, for our bargain people will be busy
throwing out bargains from 9:30 A. M. to 5 JP. Al:
Entire Stock of Furs Price
and when McCabe's say one-half you know what to expect no
idling with pric
jugaling with prices just half price from the already low prices.
Women's Coats for $5
Women's Coats for $9.90
Women's Coats for $14.75
Women's Coats for $16.75
All worth from two to three times as much
About 100 Women's Beautiful Suits at Half Price.
Now is your chance
Fancy Silks, values to $1.50, a yard 58c. Crab Quick
Dolls and Toys to be cleaned up in one day at almost any old
price. Jump at 'em
A Great Sale of Embroideries and Laces. A whirl of bargains
Clean-up of Women's Kid Gloves. Big Savings
Odd Lengths Plain and Fancy Ribbons 1 -2 and less
Lots of Pretty Things at Big Savings
Fine Pickings among the Book Bargains
Special Lots of Men's and Women's Slippers
Bargain Prices in Feecrngs, Sheztings and Batts
Carpets and Rugs. Chance to buy them very cheap for one day.
Ask the Furniture Man. He will be glad to show you the bargains
Men's and Women's House Slippers up to $1.50 values. Get
your size tomorrow at 98c.
500 Men's Newest Ties mostly 50c values tomorrow 236
Dainty 25c Silk Muslin Jacguards, 10 o'clock a. m,, yd. 12c
At 2:30 o'clock about 310 yards Sil,k Remnants at 12c values
from 39c to 75c, choice yd., 12Vic
At 9 o'clock, 36 inch percales, dark and light colors, full dress pattern of 8 yds, 39c
At 11 -o'clock 250 Yds. 50c Wool Dress Goods odd lots, grab quick, yd. 19c
3;30 o'clock Mil) Lengths Tennis Flannels, lo yards for 29c
4:30 Bleached Tubing, 42-inch, yard 12c
Up to $4.50 "Values in Spun Brassware $1.93
Pink and White Killamey Roses al) day a dozen 68c j
COUNCIL MEETS TO
ADD MORE MEMBERS
Rock Island council No. 20, Royal
and Select Masters, convened this aft
ernoon in the Masonic quarters in
the Robinson building. A class of 25
"A young woman of my parish was
dying with consumption. Father John's
Medicine cured ter." (Signed). Rev.
Father Pontur, Lafargeville, N. Y.
"I was cured of lung trouble and
ccugh by Father John's Medicine."
'. (Signed) E. S. Daly. 888 Wood ave-
candidates presented themselves for
membership In the council and the
Royal and Select Masters' degree
was conferred. At 6:30 the program
called for a sumptuous banquet serv
ed by the ladles and this evening a
business session of an hour will be
followed by entertainment and
O. K. Chesterton has added his meed
of praise to Emily Bronte, the woman
writer, who of all others has perbsps
won most unstinted praise from men.
A splendid creature Chesterton calls
the author of "Wutherlng Heights,"
and the book Itself he finds likewise
splendid. "But there is nothing human
about It, It might have been written
By an eagle."
"Mrs. Dibble wears a resigned look."
"Yes. After she married Dibble she
realized that nothmg worse con id ever
happen to hex." Birmingham Age-Herald.
Branch No. 292 of the National As
sociation of Letter Carriers have
elected the following officers to bead
their organization for the ensuing
President Herman Applequist
Vice President William McLain.
Secretary and Treasurer William
Sergeant-at-arms Fred Schuck.
Collector M. B. A William McLain.
Rock Island Location.
WANTED Location for large popular
price 6 and 10 cent show house where
a seating capacity of 1,200 to 3,000 can
be had. Call or write Thomas P. Keys,
Manufacturers Hotel, Moline, or 35
South Dearborn St, Chicago, HI.
Our own heart and not other men
opinions forms our trne b'-iuor. CVle-
nue, Reading, Pa. (Adv.)
AH the news all the time
Brown's Business Col
lege, Rock Island, opens
New Term January 6