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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913.
CAR IS WRECKED -AT
Sreen Motorman Shooti Con
veyance Into Open Switch at
TRAFFIC AT STANDSTILL
Two Passengers Jump to Safety Before
Tripper Leave Rail and
Two JuiMMri In a, trtuDr headed
for Moline narrowly escaped death
yesterday afternoon about 6:30 when
green motorman attempted to send
me car at fu'.l speed over the Forty
econd street track Intersection, run
ning the car Into an open switch on
th arsenal stub and causing the car to
crash to the ground and turn turtl.
The two passengers whose name
were not learned. Jumped to safety
and avoided serious Injury. The mot
orman was also uninjured.
HIT OPFTt SWITCH.
The car. No. 410. was on Its way
to Mollne to bring the working men
down from the factories. As the con
veyance reached Forty-second street
It ran Into the open switch on the
arsenal stub, shooting around the
curve at terrific sped and leaving
the track. Traffic on the stub was
ed that he had purchased the gun
from a companion who had been work
ing on the Ice.
J. H. Moore registered at the city
bastlle yesterday for the fourth time.
the charge of drunkenness being filed,
as usual. "Judge. I am sorry and if
you will free me I will be a better
man. After sin comes sorrow."
Moore told the poMce a wild story of
seeing a murdered man lying on the
sidewalk and of knocking at a saloon
door to secure aid. He told the police
that he was then set upon by two
men who beat him up. It developed,
however, that Moore had been seeing
things, and had secured his facial
hriiiapn hv falling tn th navement. I
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He was dismissed upon his promise
to leave town,
John Schon, who pulled a knife on
Station Master Nettleton in the Rock
Island yards some time ago after hav
ing been ejected from a train, was
arraigned In police court this morning
and hi case continued until Feb. 27.
l' The Store Famous for Coats and Suits
FALLS ON STAIRS;
DEATH IS RESULT
(Henry Wendt, Merchant Tailor
Here for 25 Years, Dies from
Shock of Injuries. ,
Distinguished Spring Garments, Strikingly Novel and
Original, Decidedly Different from Anything Shown
Henry Wendt, a resident of Rock j
Island since 1365. Dassed awav this!
at a standstill for several hours and j afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home. !
this morning the arsenal employe !
were forced to walk from the scene of
PASSES FROM LIFE
Engineer Lewis A. North Taken
Suddenly While on West
Lewis A. North of Clinton, Iowa,
father of Krak North of this city, and
one of the oldest engineers on the Chi
cago & Northwestern road, died on Mrs. Lizzie Mueller of Moline
his enRine near Fairfax. Iowa, yes- the Misses Sophia and Ella Wendt, at
1415 Seventh avenue, from injuries
sustained in a fall down stairs at his j
home several weeks ago. The aged
man was too feeble to withstand the
severe shock of the fall, his condition
having grown rapidly worse after the
accident until th end this afternoon.
He had many frTeSs in in city who
will regret hla death. j
Mr. Wendt was born in Germany i
in the year 1828, coming to America, i
direct to Rock Island, April 13, 18C5. j
where he had resided ever since. He !
had conducted a merchant tallorTng j
business here for 25 years and was ;
at one time one of the prominent busi- j
ness men of the city. 1
He Is survived by his widow, Cath- j
erine, a son, A. H. Wendt of Port By- j
ron, four daughters, Mrs. H. Lage and !
Engineer North left Clinton Mon
day morning at 3:45. his engine pull
ing a Northwestern westbound train,
with Conductor John U. Fowler. At
Fairfax, Mr. North was taken ill and
n pliysidan was called. He apparent
ly recovered aiid the train proceeded
west. Mr. North's death occurred after
the train had gone about two mile.
Left to mourn the death of Mr.
North are his bereaved widow, two
hildren at home, Minnie and Ray
mond, two other daughters, Mrs. C.
a Hoffman of Clinton and Mrs. Ja
cobs of DeWitt and another son,
Prari k, at Rock Island.
Mr. North was aged about 58 years
nnd had been in the employ of the
Northwestern railway for the past 28
vara, a portion of whtch time he was
a resident of Utile Plaine.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank North of Rock
Island have gone to Clinton to attend
Private funeral services for Captain
W. II. Whisler were conducted this
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Knox
chapel by Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor
of the Broadway Presbyterian church.
The body was sent at 3:30 o'clock to
Albany, 111., where services will be
held and Interment made.
home: also 12 grandchildren and ninp
great grandchildren. It is requested
that no flowers be sent.
AT WORK IN GITY
Break Into Steamboat Office at
Foot of Nineteenth Street
and Ransack Place.
Despondency over love affairs caus
ed Hattie Kahler, the 17-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kah- from the water cooler.
ler of Black Hawk road and Concord I time of the depredation cannot accur-
The discovery of the fact that the
boathouse at the foot of Nineteenth
street had bet-n plundered by thieves
was made yesterday afternoon when
the Streckfus line agent, James Sim
eer, paid a visit to the place and
learned that the door had been forced
open, and the place thoroughly ran
sacked. The exact extent of the loot
obtained has not as yet been deter
mined, but will amount to consider
able. The police have been notified.
Entrance was effected by prying
open the doors into the warehouse on
the north side cf the building. The
desks In the Streckfus offices had
been ransacked and everything of val
ue taken. A similar search was made
by the thieves in the White Collar,
offices, on the north side of the main
room. Among other articles taken waa
a rain coat, which had been left in
the Lamont offices by Lester Hasting,
Before departing the thieves cut off
all the lead pipe underneath the wash
bowel and even stole the brass plug
Fine Fabrics, Superb Tailoring,
Matchless Money's Worth
Fashion has been unusually capricious in the matter of attire this season,
her whims running to more diversified styles than ever before. Only a
store with an outlet like ours could keep pace with such bewildering va
riety. This is why we show dozens of different
styles in certain fabrics and colorings, where
some stores boast no more than a few. For the
same reason our values are always so much more
' -pronounced. As an
instance of our lead
ership, we ask you
to come and see
our now complete
showing. You can
not begin to imagine
what a vast and va
ried assortment of
new and beautiful
coats and ' suits are
here at popular prices
awaiting your inspec
tion. But you must
not delay. Are you
mindful of the fact
that Foster's only a
scant four weeks
away: neiner you
need new Easter at
tire or not, it will be
interesting to view
ihese stunning garments.
Good Taste as Well as Good Styles
Greet You in Every Garment
The styles you see here, either in suits or coats, are always exclusive, re
gardless of how much or how little you pay. There's a certain individ
uality about our garments that's easily recognized by good dressers
women who know what the average store has to
offer. And yet the prices are most moderate, not
withstanding the suits are superior in every way.
Our stocks now are at their very best. Styles,
sizes, patterns ana
colorings, all are as
complete as it is pos
sible to make them.
Then why not come
now for your new
Easter coat or suit
and pick out at your
leisure, beside giving
tis plenty of time if
any alterations are
necessary. Now that
we call your atten
on to the import
ance of buying early
we hope you will act
on our suggestion.
When you see this
you will instantly
realize why this store
is justly oalled "fa
mous for coats and
ft, ill III
It Isn't the Price That's Remarkable, It's the Real Value and Superb Tailoring
Tailored Suits, with individuality, priced from - - - - $15.00 to $35.00
Beautiful Coats, exclusive models, priced from - - - $10.00 to $30.00
FAMOUS FOR COA TS AND SUITS
FIFTH AVcNL'E. MOLINE. ON THE BRCADWAU
Make your selec
tions now and avoid
possible delays and
A Small Cash Deposit
Will Hold Any
Garment for You.
FAMOUS FOR COATS AND SUITS
FIFTH AVENUE. MOLINE. ON THE BROAD WALtv
f'reet, Davenport, to commit sulolde
xome time yesterday afternoon by
Rbootlng herself through (Si left
breast with a 32-oallbre revolver.
Sho was found lying on the floor of
her bedroom in a pool of blood by her
father and her brother when they re
turned home at 6: IS o'clock In the af
ternoon from work. The girl's mother
lft the house early In the afternoon
to do some shopping IflTJ ner three
sisters were at school. She commit,
t. d the act when there waa no on at
Charged with carrying concealed
v eapons. Axel Johnson was ttlamoT
' r fned $CO0 and costs. Being un
!.!! to liquidate he was sent to the
cy'inty jail to serve his time. John-t-.'U
attempted to sell a 32-oalIbre re
volver to a party yesterday and the
police were notified. Officer Hsrkert
arrested Johnson at Fifth avenue and
Twenty-third street. The man explain-
ately be determined. Mr. SimBer had
not been near the place since the first
of the year, and It was only by acci
dent that the discovery of the rob
bery was made yesterday. The Job
is believed to have been done by the
same men who burglarized the Island
CUy Boat club house some time ago.
ON WAY TO FIRE
Captain J. W. Houghton of Rose
company No. S of Davenport, who re
sided at 04 Park lane. In that city,
was thrown from the hook and ladder
truck last evening while on the way to
a fire. He was taken to St. Luke's
hospital, where be is suffering from
concussion of the brain. He is not ex
pected to live. He Is 48 years of age.
Seeks to Divorce Husband.
Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer of Moline to
day Instituted divorce proceedings
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tortures of Indigestion If yon knew of
a remedy that would positively re
lieve and cure yoa. "Digestit" It a
certain quick relief. It wUl stop la
digestion, sour stomach, distress after
eating and other stomach upsets a
most Instantly. We absolutely guar
antee it to give you entire satisfaction.
If not we give you back, your money.
Thousands of people all over thej
country have gotten relief by the na
of tBls harmless remedy. Try tt to
day. Get a package and take one
dose If It does not give you immedi
ate relief It won't cost you a penny.
Brown's Digestit should be lo every
home It is a certain Quick relief for
Indigestion prevents distress after
eating a hearty meal and makes your
tired, worn out stomach good as new.
Harper House pharmacy. (Advertisement
against her husband, James W. Brew
er, whom she accuses of desertion and
drunkenness. Ingelson and Williams
of Mo.lne are her attoreys.
Mrs. Alfred Stillwell of Sterling, 111.,
is visiting friends in the city.
Mrs. H. O. McClellan of Des Moines
i3 visiting relatives in Rock Island
and Moline for several days.
J. G. Huntoon, general superintend
ent of die Tri-Clty Railway company,
left la.t night for Des Moines.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Salimann,
2504 Seventh avenue, will leave this
evening for Hot Springs, Ark., where
they will sojourn during the next four
Mrs. J. J. Ingram, 705 Seventeenth
street, was called to Denver, Col.,
this morning owing to the critical Ill
ness of her mother, who resides in
the western city, and who is reported
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Marshall, who
are now in the east, will leave New
York shortly on an extended trip to
Panama. They go on the same steam
er with Captain and Mrs. Walter A.
IS RETURNED TO JAIL
B. F. Shadley, parole agent for the
state Teform school at "Pontlac, arrived
in the city today. Investigated the
charges against Clifford Andrews, a
paroled inmate of the institution, and
decided to take the young man back
to prison this afternoon. Andrews was
arreeted some time ago on a charge of
disorderly conduct. It tub th second
time that he has broken his parole,
and wll probably be his last.
Winchester. Ky. Confessions giving
every detail of the plot which ended
in the murder of "Deacon Ed" Calla
han In Breathitt county a year ago
have been made by three of the men
! alleged to have been implicated.
Los Angeles Two bandits armed
with shotguns attempted to rob the
Southern Pacific station at San Fer
nando and one of them was shot, prob
ably fatally, by E. H. McCormick, the
HERE MARCH 13
Is 19 th District Convention
Several Hundred Delegates
Rock Island on Thursday, March 13,
will entertain about 200 delegates and
members at the 19th district conven
tion of the Knights of Pythias, which
will be held on that day at the K. of P.
hall. The 19 diBtrtfts comprise five
counties. Rock Island, Mercer, Henry,
Whiteside and Henderson. Eacn
county will send a big delegation.
The convention will open St 2
o'clock in the afternoon. The regis
tration of the visiting delegation, the
selection of a state deputy and the
appointment of county deputies, will
occupy the convention In the after
noon. An open meeting will be held
In the evening at 7:30 o'clock at wnich
various matters pertaining to the or
der will come up for transaction. Ad
dresses will be delivered at the ses
sions by prominent Pythians. The lo
cal lodges are planning to royally en
tertain the visiting delegates.
MOLINE WILL HAVE
LOCAL OPTION VOTE
Moline faces the prospect of a local
option campaign this spring provided
the legislature fi!s to pass the bill
providing for county option. The
Scandinavian Temperance union met
last night and after election of offi
cers, expressed dissatisfaction witn
the present Ea'.oon laws and decided
on the campaign.
FORMER ADJUTANT OF
SIXTH REGIMENT DEAD
Friends of Captain J. J. Cairns of the
Illinois National Guard will learn with
sorrow of his death which occurred
yesterday in Chicago. Captain Cairns
was adjut'nt of the 6th regiment duT
ing the time it was In service in Rock
Island a year ago. At that time he
made many friends.
Drinking Water Safe.
R. W. Sharp, acting superintendent
of city waterworks, submitted his
weekly report to the mayor today. It
showed that the city water supply Is
absolutely safe for drinking purposes,
there being no trace of disease germs
in the fliter product.
Retail Grocers Meet.
A meeting of the Retail Grocers' as
sociation was held last evening in the
Safety building at which various mat
ters pertaining to the association were
discussed. After the business meeting
the grocers enjoyed a luncheon and
a general social time.
SOCIALISTS PUT UP
A TOWNSHIIP TCKET
The Rock Island socialist party nas
made the following nominations to be
voted upon at the spring township
For Assistant Supervisors J. Stu
art Dart, 853 Nineteenth street; Perry
H. Shipman, 620 Twenty-second Btreet;
Frank Gerlach, 817 Twenty-ninth
street; Edgar Owens, 4527 Ninth ave
nue; Joseph' Doerlng, 204 Eighth
Justices of the Peace A. D. Owens,
424 Twenty-third street; Andrew Ol
son, 540 Forty-sixth street; Robert Ad
ams, 602 Forty-sixth strtet; James
Heaton, 307 Third street; John Nelson,
4421 Sixth avenue.
Do you know that croup can be pre
vented? Give Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy as soon as the child becomes
hoarse or even after the croupy cough
appears, and It will prevent the at
tack. It la also a certain cure for
croup and has never been known to
fail. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)
All the news all the time The Argui
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Notice to Contractors,
Bids will be received at the office
of the mayor, 9 a. m., March 1, 1913,
for paving Third avenue from the j
west line of Fifteenth street to the
east line of Twenty-fourth street and
Eighteenth street from the south line
of Third avenue to the north line of
Fourth avenue, with brick blocks.
Plans and specifications at office of
city engineer. Contractor will be paid i
in bonds bearing five per cent Inter-1
est. All bids must be accompanied by
cash or a certified check in an amount
of 10 per cent of bid. t
H. M. SCHRIVER.
President of the board of local im
provements. WALLACE TREICHLER,
City Engineer. (Adv.)
New York Three hundred and fifty
clergymen of New Tork City, repre
senting more than 40 denominations,
met at a luncheon in honor of James
Bryce, who has announced his Im
pending retirement as ambassador
from Great Britain.
March 1st, all street rail
way cars operating in
Rock Island and Moline
will stop on the near side
of the street to take on
and let off passengers.