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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. -MONDAY, JAXUARYJ3, 1913.
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$22,000 Verdict for Injury. Th9
largef. personal injury verdict ever
returned in the federal court here,
$20,000, interest and costs, totaling
$22,000, In the case of Edward Kahl I household in tho Gerke home at 111:
versus Dolose Bros., was affirmed in I West Second street, yesterday morn-
the bank has been repaid by his par-1
en's. The police have continued their
search for the missing confederate of
Hamra, but as yet nothing has been
found of him. It is thought that he
immediacy left the city with the $50.
Saved From Asphyxiation. -The
timely arrival of members of the
lng, prevented the asphyxiation of
William Gerke. Smelling the odor of
escaping pas in the house, an investi
gation was begun about 4:30 -o'clock
with the result that the cause was
raced to Mr. Gerke'g room. Upon
opening the door, it was discovered
that the room bad filled with the gase
ous fumes and Mr. Gerke was lying
on the bed unconscious. The police
were immediately notified and the city
ambulance removed Mr. Gerke to Mer
cy hospi al, where he was restored to
consciousness. It is thought that the
room filled with gas as the jet had
been turned partial! off but not
enough ;o prevent the fumes from
nT.ing the room. The condition of
Mr. Gerke is such that he will be ablf
to leave the hospital in a few days.
Obituary. John J. lU-imers. aged
resident of Bettendorf. passed away
Stafford f Rock Island. E. L. Totter, i tnp home of his daugher, Mrs. YVH
Chlcago. and Curtcr & fameron. Chi- lan Stender. Saturday morning at 3
cago. The "verdict of . $20,000 is a o'clock, after a hort illness. The de
record one, being the largest of i g ' teased was 76 years old. Hp was born
kind In this district. DeH'lon is final j i" Germary Dec. G, 1S37, coming to
and the case will not be takn further, j America and to Scott county in 1S64.
I The deceased Is survived by two chil-
To Test Moon Law. Judce William dren, one sen. Herman Reimers,
Theophilus of Davenport rendered a
the St. Paul federal court. Saturdav
riotice being received here by Attor
ney Fred Yolliner end Frank Cooper,
who, with Judge Martin J. Wade, rep
resented Kahl. Kahl, while working
I'j the Dolese Bros, quaries near Lin
wood, was frightfully injured by a
dynamite blast. His eyeslgh'. was de
stroyed and he was so maimed as to
h. rendered an invalid for life. Since
the accident, over two years ago, he
baa been constantly tinder the care
of a physician or nurse, and is now
at Mercy hospital. The case was first
Tied before Judge McPherson. who
handed down a verdict of $20,000 and
costs for the plaintiff. The defendant
appealed to the higher -federa", court
t St. Taul. Kahl was represented
by County Attorneys Fred Vollmer,
Frank Cooper and Judge Martin J.
Wade, and Dolese Bros, by Attorneys
Cook 6 Balluff. Jackson. Hurst &
Surgeon C. B. Knox.
Officer of the Day J. H. Gardner.
Quartermaster Ezra Wilcher.
Chaplain H. C. First
Patriotic Instructor W. H. Carpen
ter. Adjutant E. H. Buck.
Sergeant Major H. C. Harris.
Quartermaster Sergeant J. E. Stan
ton. Mrs. Sarah J. Norris past president
of John Buford relief corps, assisted
by Miss Lily Ccx, acting conductor,
installed officers-elect of the corps as
President Mis. Rose Cochran.
Senior Vice President Mrs. Ruth
Junior Vice President Mrs. Flor
Secretary Mrs. Ella Hoppe.
Treasurer Mrs. Gertrude Wynn.
Chaplain Mrs. Anna Carlton.
Conductor Mrs. Lucy Morris.
Assistant Conductor Mrs. Elizabeth
Guard Mrs. Johanna Bladel.
Assistant Guard Mrs. Fannie Jaen
fen. First Conductor Mrs. Mary Schill.
Second Conductor Mrs. Matilda Val
entine. Third Conductor Mrs. Flo Maslin.
Fourth Conductor Mrs. Ella God
frey. Press Correspondent Mrs. Kate
Patriotic Instructor Mrs. Anna Xel
sen. Musician Mrs. Bell Skinner.
Delegates Mrs. Ella Oodfrey, Mrs.
Marv Puffin. Alternates Mrs. Alice
decision Saturday to fhe effect that
the Moon law does not apply to special
charter cities tho three cases at Is
sue belns the second tst of the Moon
Four'h avenue, Davenport, and Mrs. I pagers. Mrs. Mary Wilcher.
William Stender of Betwndorf.
Mrs. Wiepke Freymann, 72 years
old, flicd at 7 o'clock Saturday morn
ing at the home, 1'JIG South street.
law. Attorneys representing the Civic j after a lingering il.ress of over six
federation, which Instituted proceed
lugs.'gave notice of inten ion to ap
peal and May 6 was set as the date
for the hearing.
-Held for Robbery. Jams Foley,
who was arrested In the Glynn saloon
at Fourth and Rock Island streets, dur
ing a fight, has been held by he police
and now faces a charge of highway
robbery. It Is alleged that a year ago
he stole a gold watch from a man ur
Sr-huetzen park and since then has
been hiding from the officers. He
returned to Davenport only a few days
to and was In rus'ody within a short
time. Ui' was arrested by Detective
Quinn just as he was attempting to
escape from th saloon by climbing
through n rear window.
Gaming Houses Raided. As a re-
weeks. Mrs. Frevniann was born
Feb. lfi, 1S40, in Germany. June 11,
196. in Davenport she was united in
marriage wi h Jacob F. Freymann,
who survives to mourn her d?ath. In
addition to her husband there sur
vhe one son. Herman Bachus of Ben
nett, Iowa, and four stepchildren, Mrs.
Amanda Tarns. Mrs. Dora Ehlers and
John and Uichnrd Freymann
Frank Henley, L'O years. old. died at
0 o'clock Saturday morning at the
home of his mother, Mrs. Ve tie Hen
ley, 2023 LeClaire btreet, after a brief
illness, pneumonia causing his death.
The boy was born in Pleasant ' al
ley Feb. 17, 1S'J2. and has been a resi
dent of Davenport for two years. Of
late hp had been e-nployed at the
j Mason garage a6 mechanic. He is
J survied by his mother, two sister,
Mrs. Clarabelle Busrh and Miss
Trio lodue Xo. 57. Masons, will hold
a special meeting next Thursday even
ing at the Masonic temple to confer
the third degree. Other important bus
iness will also come up for transac
tion. Camp No. 85, Woodmen of the World
and Grove No. 27, Woodmen circle,
will hold a joint installation of offi
cers with camp Xo. 91 of Moline, at
Math's hall Tuesday evening, Jan. 14.
Wednesday-evening, Jan. 8 a large
number of local members went to
Geneseo and assisted in 'he installa
ticn of officers at that place and it is
expected that a great many members
from that city will a'tend the local
ult of two raids made by 'he police ! Tvelyn Henley, and three brothers,
und Alvin Henley, all
yesterday morning, 1". men are held
on a charge of gambling. The first
raid was made at 123 Brady street,
where five men were found p'.aylng
poker in n roar room on tho third floor
of the Iowa hotel. Money was found
on the tables and a number of decks
of cards in 'he room. The second
raid was made In the basement of
217 Brady street, where 10 men were
found seated at tables. In this place
THE FIRST BRIDGE
AT ROCK ISLAND
Writer in Minneapolis Paper
Presents Some Interesting
John Buford post No. 243, G. A. R.,
and Buford post relief corps No. 00
held a joint installation" of officers Sat-
rubber chips were used to prevent i urday evening at Memorial hall iu the
the stacking from making noise while
W. Redfteld of Pittsfield.
in the Minneapolis Journal
the game was In progress. Abou' two
score of decks of cards were found
in the room.
Forger Examined for Sanity. Ex
amination Into the mental stability of
Elmer Hamm. the youth of 17 years.
court hous.. There was a large at
tendance of members from both post
"In your issue of Dec. 19, 1912, ap
pearud a picture of the first suspen
sion bridge at Minneapolis wi'h this
legend: 'First bridge anywhere over
and auxiliary, end following the cere- ! the Mississippi river, but in Minne
monies th ladies served refreshments. J apolis, 18")5.' This is amplified later
E. H. Buck, past commander, depart-1 thus: 'The first bridge to span the
ment of Illinois, G. A. R., assisted by Mississippi at any point from Lake
tjie past commander of Buford post, j Itasca to the gulf of Mexico was the ! minal on Second avenue a 6:30 in the
Ask for Special Commissioner. A
resolution asking the appointment of
G. L. Peterson as commissioner of
special assessments for the east end
improvements has been forwarded to
the mayor by the Interested district.
Mr. Peterson has 'heretofore attended
to this work, but other men are be
ins suggested for the purpose. The
associa'lon. considers that in view of
the action taken last night, Mayor
Carlson will be free to designate Mr.
Peterson as the man, inasmuch as the
request represents the a'titude of the
majority of east end citizens.
Body Caught in Drill Press. Ern
est Doyle, 20 years old, a driller at
Silvis' shops, was seriously injured
Saturday morning when his body was
caught in a drill press and whirled
around. His right leg was broken a
few inches above the knee, three ribs
on the 'eft side were fractured and
the body was badly bruised. Doyle
was hurried to Moline on an emer
gency train and taken to the city
hospital. Thus far there have been
no developments to show internal In
juries, though the hurts are of such
nature that they may have been in
flicted. His physician 6aid this af
ternoon that unless the unforeseen oc
curs Doyle will be in the hospital
nearly two months, fie Is unable to
say how he happened to be caught
in the machinery.
Power Company's Charge Exorbi
tant. The People's Power company
wants to charge the city of East Mo
line a minimum sum of $166.66 a
month or $2,000 a year for electric
power necessary to operate- the city
pumping equipment, the municipality
to suppiy its own superintendent. At
a special meeting of the council, the
p.ew service contract presented by the
u'ilities company was tabled after
much discussion. Terms must be re
vised before an agreement is signed,
say aldermen. Councilmen consider
the charge of $166.66 a month for the
service an exorbitant one and not bas
ed on a scale of rates similar to that
allowed to East Moline factories and
private individuals for electric power.
Cars Run Over Loop. General Su
perintendent Huntoon of the Tri-City
Railway company, announced Satur
day afternoon that commencing this
morning, the interurban cars from
Watertown, East Moline and Silvis
would be operated around the Fif
teenth street loop as provided for in
the franchise. The completion of the
connecting tracks on Twenty-fourth
street and on Fifth avenue a. Twenty
third street with the Blue line have
been completed for two weeks and
this week the rew arrangement will
be utilized. While the railway offi
cials wou'd not discuss the matter
today, it is presumed that because
of the objection on the par: of Sec
ond avenue property owners to the
removal of .the interurban from Sec
ond avenue. The company has de-
j cided to run a car across Twenty-
third street and over the Second ave
nue terminal every two hours during
the day and evening. The first car
will leave the Sixteenth street ter-
acting officer of the day, installed offi-
who cashed one forged check for $"0 i cers-elect of the post as follows:
on. the Iowa National bank 8nd then
lu an attempt to cash another for S'.'O
fell Into the clutches of the law, has
been made by local medical experts.
The money which Hamtn secured from
Commander William M. Johnston.
Senior Vice Commander M. S. Pat
ten. Junior Vice Commander G. M.
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in thii strong, conservativeb.ank with a deposit of one dol
lar or more.
Keep adding to the small sum.nd you'll find that with the 4
per cent interest we pay, yoursmall sum will grow into a large
Make Our Bank Your Bank
.11. E. CASTEEL. President. M. S. HEAGY, Vice Fres. H. B. Simmon, Casa.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.
arm ttd j
m r-j JMSM. ujiiLii f
suspension bridge built in 1855 across
the west channel.' The bridge is de
scribed again farther down the column
in detail. All wrong.
"I have a family reason for know
ing that the first bridge across the.
Mississippi was the Rock Island rail-,
read bridge opened in February, 1854.
In 1829 my grandfather, C. Redfield,
of New York, published a pamphlet,
with a second edition the next year
advocating the building of a railroad
via the New York Central, the Lake
Shore and Reck Island to cross the
river here and go west. It was re
garded as visionary, of course. In the
Life of General John A. Dix,' of
! American flag fame, bv his son. Rev.
Dr. Mc.-grji Dix, New York, 1SS3, Vol.
I. is an account of the opening of that
bridge. General Dix "as president of
the Reck Island road. In a letter to
Congressman Dean, dated March 21,
1S34. General Dix speaks of the open
ing of the road from Chicago 'o Rock
Island 'a month ago.' He goes on:
'Over 20 years ago, Redfield who dis
tinguished himself so much by his
scientific writings, particularly in re
spent to the laws of storms, pointed
cut this rou e for the great railway to
'Jie Pacific. It is now the principal
channel of immigration to districts be
yond the Mississippi, and is rapidly
confirming Redfield's suggestion.' Be
yond the river the road was 'he Mis
fisbippi & Missouri. Dr. Dix adds:
"The bridge itself was a model of en
"Farther: 'In Jui;e, 1834. a large ex
cursion was organized from St. Anth
ony Falls to Davenport, Iowa. There
were 1.200 people. It was planned by
the directors of the Rock Island, aii'i
grandfather was invi ed to go with
them and cross the bridge, which lie
! did. My grandfather ustul to tell this
with great pride.. General Dix made
j a bpeech in response to the mayor
I cf Davenport, in which he said: 'You
1 see yonder archway invading the bold
shore of old Mississippi, fit monument
! to the gtnius Redfteld t'uat is Ujs
i read to California end the Indies."
j "It is a pity to take down municpa!
i pride, but this is history ia p.-iat and
' fjiuily knowledge."
morning and every two hours after.
All oilier trips will terminate on the
Fifteenth street loop in place of
Obituary. Mrs. Charles Peterson
passed to her rest at 3 o'clock Friday
morning from her home on a farm In
Coe township. She was born June 17,
1842, in Holland, Sweden, coming to
this country 43 years ago. She was
united in marriage 'o Charles Peter
son in April of 1873. He survives,
besides a son. Car". Oscar Peterson, of
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Have you a weak throat? If so, you
canoe t be too careful. You cannot be
gin treatment too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another and
the last is always the harder to cure.
; If you ill take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy at the outset you will be sav
ed much trouble. Sold by all drug
Mrs. Martha Odell of Hampton
spent Monday and Tuesday with her
sister, Mrs. Anna Peterson and family.
tertained last Tuesday evening at
their home at a miscellaneous shower
for their nephew, Ii. H. Farber and
luide. Mrs. Parker served a delicious
A number of young people of Moline
j came to the home of Miss Lola Aus
j brook Thursday evening, the occasion
I being her birthday anniversary. A
Mrs. D. Y. Allsbrow and Mrs. Ed j good time was spent until a late hour,
Axelson left Thursday for Letts, j when luncheon was enjoyed.
Iowa, where they at'ended the fu-j Mrs. C. W. Carson was called to
neral of Miss Haze"; Ellis, a former i Marseilles, 111., owing to serious ill
ness of her sister.
Mrs. Otto Peterson is sick.
The quickest, easiest way toSj
The Methodist Ladies Aid society
met Wednesday afurnoon with Mrs.
' Arthur Browning. After the business
1 hours, elec'ion of officers for the year
was held, resulting es follows: Presi
', dent, Mrs. Will Ausbrook; vice presi
! dent, Mrs. M. Loy; social vice presi
dent, Mrs. Charles Vogler; secretary,
Mrs. Walter Coats; treasurer, Mrs.
Charles Coleman. A splendid lunch
was served by the hostess.
Mrs. F. B. Cox and son Burden te of
Moline were iu Water :own Wednes
Mrs. Joe Cumber of East Moline!
visited with Mrs. T. J. Schafer Wei- j
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. ODonner loft;
We dnesday evening for their home in j
111., after a week's visit
easiest way to
keep water-cioset bowls clean and
whi'.e as new is to use Sani-Flush.
No unpleasant scrubbing or scouring.
Cleans Water-Clcset Bowls
It absolutely cannot hurt the plumbi::g.
sn.riKe a k.i e in vour xoiiei oowi
twice a w eek keeps it ianitry, i
25c a can j.
At your grocer yi; .
r drufgUt '
A number of neighbors and friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb gave 'hem
a surprise farewell party Thursday
afternoon prior to their removal to
their home in Marseilles. They were
presented with a nice gift aiid late in
the afternoon lunch was served.
The K. of P.'s held a social dance
iu the hall Thurbday evening. A large
crowd was in a' tendance.
Miss Hanna Arenschield is able to
attend school again, after having been
confined to hor home by illness.
Miss .Josie Furlong has returned
from a visit with relatives In the
southern part of the s ate.
Mrs. William Filbert, Jr., enter
rained Mo Ine friends Wednesday.
abandoned temporarily a plan to col
onize Pecos valley in western Texas
with the 4,000 inhabitants of the Chi
huahua and Sonora colonics, which
were virtually deserted as a result of
rebel depredations. They are waiting
to see what Wilson's Mexican policy
Rheumatism Kelievetf n a yaw Hours.
N. B. Lanstey. Madison. Wis., sayt:
"I waa almost helpless with rheuma
tism for abou'; five months. Had it ia
oay neck so '. could nnt turn my head,
and all through my DoCy. I tnl three
doctors and tuasy remedies without
any relict whatever until I procured
Dr. Detcbon's Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
&nd in three (iays the rheumatism waa
completely cured and I was at work."
gold by Otto Orotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Inland; Giiot Schlegel St. Sod,
220 West Second street. Dav ' .iport.
The busiest and mightiest littlo
thing that ever was made is Chamber-l.-iin's
Stor.iach and Liver Tablets.
H.ey do the work whenever you re
c.iine their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, listlessness
m u energy, gloominess Into joyCus-
El Pa?o. Texas The American Mor-;"-'r'l J"-!:.e tney nave laaen a pur-
mon settlers of northern Mexiro have ! 6&uve. soiu oy an uruggibis. vauv.j
at the home of 'he former' siBter,
Mrs. W. B. Keene and family. I
Mrs. A. B. Cox of East Moline spent !
Thursday afternoon with her daugh-
ters, Mrs. Fred Stewart and Mrs. L. T. j
Mrs. John Peterson and son and
daughter of Aledo spen' the pat
week viaiuilg Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carl
Eon. Charles Nelson is sick.
Mrs. Sabine Evans has returned
home from a couple of weeks' visit In
Ueneseo w:th ner sis.er. ; Figures that have just been compll- Wiihout tbepe drills. Father John's
The Royal Neighbors met at the ) almoBt ualf 1 ' diciue cures colds and prevents
home of Mrs. May hwanson Dack cf ... pneumonia. Composed of pure food
Silvis Thursday afternoon. The af-: 1 "-""- ' y..a. va.o (.Ien,ents whIf.h nollrih and bull,!
ALARnKNC PNEUMONIA DEATH RATE IS
WARNING AGAINST NEGLECT OF COLDS
ICore Than Half the Number of Case3 Result Fatally.
fair was in the way of a surprise, j of-atn. i nis is tne pneumonia season, ; tne Al,y , Kati;r Johc'e Medicine giv
i-uncn wps carnea along ana a very ; ana negicct or coins is in most cases strength to ward oir tne disease. It ia
good time was spent. The li tie : the origin of the diaease. When you not a patent medicine, but a phyek
j aaugnter of Mrs. Swanson recel'wja as ' t??.e coupa balsams or syrups con-! clan b prescription; SO years In usr.
j gift a beautiful necklace. Itaining deadly drugs that weaken the j Free frcrn alcohol cr dangerous drugs.
1 Mr. and Mrs. William Parker en- i bedy, you are inviting pneumonia. (Adv.)