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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY,
FEBRUARY 21, 1918.
missing 4 days;
fear foul play
Clinton Newman of South Bock
Island HaB Not Been Seen
HAS FAMILY AT HOME
Relative and Employers Refuse to Be
lieve That He Has Left of His
geiicai enure D. ine panoearers wdoi
are all grandsons of the deceased
were as" follows: Robert and Earl
Wendt, John and Carl Mueller, and
Louis and William Lage. Interment
was made In Chlppiannock cemetery.
In addition to the survivors enumerat
ed In the account of Mr. Wendt's
death there Is a surviving sister, Mrs.
Sophie Jenks of Mollne,
JOY RIDERS HAVE
Speeding Auts Skids on Snowy
Pavement, Crashing Into a
Crawling Under Freight When
It Suddenly Starts Both
Legs Cut Off.
The fnystertoos disappearance of
Clinton Newman of South Rock Island
has caused his relatives and friends
Rounding the curv e at the corner of
Fifteenth street and Seventh avenue
at terrific speed, a six cylinder Mitch
ell, driven by William Stark of Dav-
tfrnrt at 1 nV-liv'tf Inn niht nkldrltd
to believe that he has met with foul ! t ' n " n.mp, and' craRhd
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I into a telephone pole. The occupants
of the machine, four your.g men whoj
play. He has not been seen since Mon
day evening. The police have been
asked to aid in the search for him.
but sine Wednesday have succeeded
in getting no trace of him.
Newman Is 38 years of age, Ave feet
four Inches in height and weighs in
tlie neighborhood of 190 pounds. He
was employed as agent for the Metro
politan Life Insurance company which
has offices In the Best building in this
c ity. He has a wife who Is now dis
abled with rheumatism and two chil
dren agd one and two years respect
ively. His constant and loving refer
ences to his family make it seem im
probable that he has deserted them,
and his 17 years, more or leBg, of ser
vice with the insurance company, dur-
Berdma, the liTTTe 10-year-old daugh
ter of Mrs. Dora Schroder, 1213 West
Fifth street, Davenport, died last even
ing at 11:15 o'clock at Mercy hospital
I in Davenport, from terrible Injuries
t received yesterday afternoon at 6
o'clock when she was run over and
mangled almost beyond recognition by
a Rock Island southbound fast freight
near Fifth and Marquette streets, in
The little girl was returning from
the grocerj' store with an armful of
purchases and attempted to crawl un
der the cars. When about half way
through the train suddenly started.
She made a vain endeavor to scramble
to safety when her dress caught in
some manner and she was run over..
had been bowling 1n Moline, were bad- j Both of the little girl's legs were
ly shaken up. but their injuries were i cut ofT, both arms were mangled, her
not serious. The front and back ! body was cut and bruised and her
wheels on the right hand side were 1
caved in. the running board and a '
part of the body were smashed, and 1
the top Mas broken. The disabled
machine was towed to the Totten '
garage for repairs. j
Two other automobiles were wreck
ed last night, the accidents in each
case being due to the machine skid- I
ding. One car was disabled at Twin- I
ty-third street and Fourth avenue, i
while the ether came to grief at Forty-sixth
street and Seventh avenue.
head and face were lacerated. Frank
Pahl of Davenport was the only eye
witness of the accident. She was hur
ried to Mercy hospital where death
occurred a few hours later.
ing which time his accounts were al
ways accurate, discourage any belief j Tf 1 1 D IJ C V QTflRTQ
that he has absconded although be had I vlUnll C I O I Mil 1 O
about $35 or $50 of the company's
GOMES IN AUTO
money witn him when he disappeared.
I. KIT IIOMK MUMItY.
The missing man left home Monda
morning at 7:15 stating that he was
gc ing to the office. The elevator con
ductor at the Host building reported
to the oflice manager later in the day
that Newman had come and left word
to th- effect that he was out on the
job. He did not appear at the office
WITH FOUR TEAMS
This afternoon at 3:30 the north-j
western preliminary state basketball 1
tournament started at the -Moline Y.
V. ('. A. gymnasium. Four teams
were entered Stt rling, Galesburg, .Mo
line and Kock Island. The local team
will enter the tournament in a crip
pled condition, with Glass out of the
. C. Dennes of Local Machine
Company Brings Car Here
in Eight Hours.
tiaino with a bad shoulder, and Kipp,
the evening although he was seen i the star forward, sick and unable to
the building at 6:30 by the ele- bluy. Eight men were taken to Moline
vntor man. A street car conductor ! for the games by Coach Corneal. They
reports ttiat Newman rode out to his are Chalk. Hippler. McNeil. Gleason.
Tremann, Wbisler. Rinck and Smith.
Two games were scheduled to be play-
home on a car and alighted shout
7:3n. He has not been wi-n eiii'f.
What hps become of him is a mystery.
INDIA SUBJECT OF
LECTURE AT CLUB
ed tbis afternoon and one will be
played tonight starting at !t o'clock.
The feature of a membership meet- i
Ing and smoker at the Kock Island '
iu ii last ni;ht wus a lecture delivered j
l v I'ri.feKBor C. W. Fobs on "Travel In I
India." The speaker spoke from per- j eBt Quality rubbers at 75 cents. There's '
SALE OF RUBBERS AT M. & II.
This is rubber weather and this M.
K. sale provides rubbers for every
body. Rubbers for women, finest 7f
cent quality storm styles, only , L'oO
pairs, on sale at 3f cents. You can't :
afford to take chances with cold wet
fit-t when you can buy the best rub
bers for so little.
M. K. are also selling men's fin- j
W. C. Dennes of the Dennes-Kuttler
Machine company of thiB city arrived
here late yesterday afternoon after
a croBs country trip from Chicago.
He came in a Marathon 45 horsepower
roadster, which it was intended to ex
hibit at the auto show in Davenport.
Because of the already cramped ex
hibit of the company, the car was
kept outside the Coliseum last night
and will probably remain outside dur
ing the rest of the show.
The trip from Chicago required eight
hours. Miserable roads and various
mishaps prevented the establishing of
a record such as it was felt the car
was capable of making.
ONE DAY ONLY
FOR CftSH ONLY
Your Choice of houti 30
Heavy and Medium Weight
annfe sumafl vir(Daitfs
tonal observations made on bis own
trip through the orient and he put lit
tle incidents togethcT and wove a story
that charmed his hearers f'r an hour
utirl a half or more. A complimentary
il inner preceded the lecture.
The funeral of Henry Wendt was
held this' afternoon at 2 o'cloc k from
the home, 1413 Seventh avenue, with
mtvIccs which were conducted by Rev.
1' J. Rolf, pastor of the German Evan-
no place like the M. K. for time
cavings on the thing? you need and
the rubber sale is another proof of I
that fact. Men and women who have ;
to stretch their dollars to the limit i
should be sure to attend the M. K. :
snle of shoes and rubbers tomorrow. -
(A civ.) i
Board Elected to Vote Stock of
Organization at Session of
Worth and sold oil season up to 20.00, for
Blues, Blacks, Grays, Tans, Etc.
nap for You.
YOU KNOW US
Get in Early
the proper treatment. and .have.. the
proper environment. ' i
Persons not owning real estate, pay
your personal tax. last notice. Office
open Saturday evening. Room o'J,
State Bank building.
togs and Furniture
Spring moving, remodeling and house
cleanings are soon here. Have you plan
ned on how you will re-furnish your
Our splendid line of furniture for every
room in the house ?.nd rurs of all sizes
afford a wide choice. Prices are reason,
able and terms of payment liberal. Bet
ter see them.
I A largely attended meeting of the
Tri-City Federation of Labor was held
1 last evening at the Rock Island In-
dust rial hall. One of the matters which
I came up was the election of a board
I composed of Herman Jessen, John
; Shank, E. A. Aspengren, Charles Rea-
gan and William Warweg, to vote the , land
, stock of the Federation at a meeting
; of the stockholder of the Labor Re
view Publishing company which will
b held in the near future. The fed
eration has $6,500 worth of stock in
the publishing company.
A communication was brought up
1 concerning the bill which is to be in
troduced in the legislature which If
parsed will compel the big corpora
tions to pay their employes semi
monthly. The bill was heartily en
dorsed. Other matters of a routine
nature also cam up for considerafKm.
Personal. Points! fj DIVORCE CASES
Mrs. W. B. Hiner has returned to
her home in this city after a visit with
friends and relatives at Maquokcta,
Miss Josephine Straus of Elgin, 111.,
is spending several days in Rock Is-
with her cousin. Miss
Chicago, Feb. 21. Illinois leads the
w orld in the number of its divorces, ac
cording to the first report of the Illi
nois commission on marriage and di
vorce issued Wednesday. Statistics
Belle are presented to show that from 1867
Walker. j to 1906 120,000 divorces were granted
Mrs. Henry Schneckloth returned to; in this state, 632,000 in the nine mid
her home in Long Grove. Iowa, this j die western states, and 1,250,000 in
morning after a week's
city with relatives.
H. B. Hayden and S.
visit in ttui j the United States.
j The report points to the pitiful con
j Ferguson I dition of 1,300,000 "divorce orphans,'
have returned from Macomb, 111.,
where they attended a conference of
county school superintendents. State
Superintendent F. G. Blair was in
nue between Eighteenth and Nine
teenth streets at 3:15. The wagon,
heavily loaded, belonged to the Shock
er Paper company. A long line of
tars was formed on each side of the
lira th World!
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 is also a certain cure for
croup and has never been known to
fail. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)
men s suits
Many new spring styles
and lieht overcoats and
suits, dresses and hats here for your
$O0 a Week
pays for anything you buy.
The banks and public offices will be
losed tomorrow because of its being j
a legal holiday in commemoration of 1
the anniversary of the birth of George '
Washington, "father of our country," ;
and the first president of the United
States. Those who have banking or
b'gal business to attend to should bear '
in mind that the hankers and officials
w ill not ta on duty. Flags will fly :
as usual from schools and public
buildings but other than the banks
and court house all business houses :
; will be open as usual. j
i Postmaster H. J. McDonald gave j
notice today that the usual holiday !
plan will be followed at the postoffice. ;
There will be one delivery of mall and j
the office will be closed at 10 o'clock j
in the morning. j
m -WW m " mm m w a
307-309 20th St., Rock Island
Ed Powers, claiming to he a rail
road man, was arrested last night
while slumbering in the Milwaukee de
pot. This morning it developed that
Ed's railroad experience was confined
to riding blind baggages and rods, to
gether with banking in depots. He
was ordered oat of town.
MAKING ROUNDS HERE!
Mies Katharine A. Gallagher, mem-1
ber of the board of administration, de-
partment visitation of children, arriv-;
ed in Rock Island yesterday and ex- j
pects to remain for some time makjog '
an investigation as to conditions. Mies j
Gallagher's headquarters are at Spring- j
field. 111. Her duty Is to travel a cer-;
tain territory in Illinois to ascertain j
whether or not the children w ho have ;
been placed in homes are receiving !
in the human body is similar
to electricity in a storage bat
tery. It's the force that "makes
This force In the body
comes from the digestion and
assimilation of Right Food; the
kind Nature requires for build
ing and maintaining healthy
brain and nerve cells.
contains the elements Nature
has stored In wheat and barley.
Including the phosphate (grown
in the gralne) absolutely nec
essary, In combination with
starches, sugars and albumens
of the cereals, for normal celU
You can keep Nervous Energy
up to par on Grape-Nuts.
"There's a Seaaon"
who have been deprived of homes
and of one or both of their parents
in the United States in the recent
A hundred thousand divorces were
granted m this country in 1912. In
1900 20 European countries and Aus
tralia, New Zealand and Canada con
tributed to the marriage tragedies of
Ihe world 27,000 divorces. In the
same period this country had 66,000
divories. Yet this nation had only
76,000,000 population, while the other
nations citied contained 267,000,000
The rate of divorce, reads the re
port, is seven times greater than that
of Europe. This condition, existent
for 6o many years, has brought on
the American people opprobrium
from the civilized nations of the world.
The report points out, however.
that Illinois has divorce laws which
have been used as a standard In
many parts of the world. But com
plaint is made of the execution of the
law in the Btate.
The report says most of the divorces
go by default. In half the cases the
defendant cannot be found or has
left the state. This, says the report,
presents a large field for fraud.
The report urges attention to the
hearing of divorce cases and advises
; the passage of additional laws. The
! state should become a party to the suit
and the state's attorney of the county
t w herein the case Is being heard should
represent the people.
I Criminal provisions in the divorce
j code are urged to check abuse. Uni
form federal marriage and divorce
laws are urged as an amendment to
j the constitution.
The report promises more recom
mendations will be made in future re
Th Swiss live- long robust lives, I
free of disease. They eat cheese.
Cheese Is as nourishing as meat
and eggs and a fine digestive.
Ik In ip on (EBus
Is Made of Pure Milk In Sanitary Dairies Sold In Sealed, Dust-Proof
Packages and Jars all sizes. And the Special Curing Process Makes
ELKHORN CHEESE Far More Digestible Than Ordinary Bulk Cheese.
Ask Your Dealer For
Elkhorn Cream Elkhorn Pimento
Elkhorn Tasty or Devilled .
Cars Are Stalled.
Street car traffic was brought to a
standstill for over half an hour this
afternoon by the breaking down of a
wagon on the car tracks at Third ave-
LUSTRE CREME POLISH
Is for Metal and Furniture.
i ii n t:i ;i iitji'i mtiiiiiiui iiiiiit
Can You Save On Your
Many people intend to save when their income Is
larger. They say that the cost of living prevents
them from saving now.
Suppose your income were reduced $2, $5, $10 a
week or month. You would get along, wouldn't
you, simply by the practice of a little more economy?
Perhaps you could save that amount, too, if you
made up your mind to do it. The chances are that
if you don't save now you won't when you earn
Open your account now at the
German Trust I Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
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