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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
NEAR DEATH IN
"Y" TANK YOUTH
Pulmoter Used With Good Re
sults in Savin; Life of George
Veltum, Aged 20.
IN WATER FIVE MINUTES
the tournament now on was played j
yesterday,' Baker and McLaln winning t
from Bergston and Walters 6-4 and 6-L
Baker, by winning from Bergston yes
terday 6-3 and 6-3 qualified for the
semi-finals in the singles.
In the preliminaries Saturday Cram
won from Silox, 7-5, 6-4; Walters won
from Moltzner, 6-2. 6-C; Hulette won
from Porter, 6-1. .6-3; McClain won
from Bridges, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1; Baker won
from Jones, 6 4, 6-2; Bergston won
from Michaels, 6-2, 6-2.
Quick Application of First Aid Meas
ures After Rescue Brings Him
Past Critical Point.
Prompt use of the pu'.moter un
doubtedly saved the life of- George
Veltutn, a Chicago youth, aged 20,
Commission Considers Project
on Nineteenth Which Will
IN ITS REALISM
Massacre Staged by Eed Men
at Prospect Park Furnishes
Thrills for Crowd.
WHITES ARE ANNIHILATED
Leader Burned at the Stake and Wo
men and Children Are Taken
Three ordinances were presented to
I the city commission today for the
T ' Vl - n .J . : . n ,1
t,ai,iyS ...u op(aninK and improving of Nineteenth
sank while swimming in the Y. M. C..gtreet from Xwelfth t0 Twenty-third
A. tank yesterday afternoos. Dragged javeaue. Together they call for the
from the water five minutes after he expenditure of $17,000 and they will
sank first aid methods were applied I go over for a week before final action.
right of way, another for the construe-! white men and their families
tlon of a storm drain and the third is
for the opening and grading of the
strest. The storm drain will cost
rati! Dr. A. 11. Am could arrive with
the pulmoter. . After half an hour's
work higns of life were visible. It was
three hours before consciousness was
restored and today the youtji is pro-1 $10,000 and the opening and grading
bounced out of danger unless pneu
monia sets in.
Veltum, who is an employe of the
I.crenz Conduction company and
$7,000. Neither sum includes the cost
of the land. The expense is to be
met by special assessment.
The commission allowed $5,101.50 to
company for electrical
TO RUN MILE FOR
A PURSE OF S100
George Vander Beke and Ar
thur Brael Will Use State
Street as Race Course.
ins hn in 1 ho QK., I tne stiles i onstruction . company lor
months, was swimming in company work OD the Ja,I: $S30 for work on
with two friends, Joseph Schrom and the c,tr ha!1, and 51'7. l lhe Pel
Artnur Schmidt He is not a strong 7
swimmer and soon after he dove into!
the pool h'.s companions saw that hi?
was in trouble. They tried to helpj
him, but nei'her being skilled in i
water rports, were t'.nable to do any
thing and he went down in six feet
IIOI'I 00K TO IIF.S I i-:.
A crv for he p was raised and a
number of nipn who had been in tiie
.Veading room rushed in and several
of them prepared to enter the waier.
Veltum's body could be plainly sen
lying at the bottom of the tank. Befcre
anyone else had entered the water
James llouloose, boys' physical di
rec'or, who had been swimming only
a few minutes before, reentered the
room. Pulling ofT his collar and tie he
ihinged into the water. His shoes
appearrd to handicap him, however,
and he was not able to get under :n
form. Returning to the edge of the
tank he removed his shoes and a
moment later had the limp form out
of the water.
Mr. Houloose took the lead In the
efforts to resuscitate, whi'e sompone
called Dr. Arp. The doctor arrived !u
a few minutes end the pulmoter was
promptly applied. Within half an
hour it was seen that the fight had
been won, but it was not till early in
the morning tiint th'e victim ha.1 fully
recovered possession of his facultis.
An Indian massacre, as realistic as
one could wish to see, was staged by
King Philip tribe of Red Men at
Prospect park as an annual Labor day
feature. A crowd of 2,500 people wit
nessed the blood-curdling sight which
came to a climax when the leader of
the whites was dragged away, tied to
a tree, and burned to ashes in approv
ed Indian fashion.
Just before dusk four prairie
schooners in which vers long bearded
sibly bound for the gold fields of the
west, slowly entered the park and
after a scout had reconnoitered, went
into camp cn the bank of the lake.
The hcrses were picketed and the
women proceeded to prepare the even
Over the slope the Indians
were in camp in their tepeest
which the white men's scout
had. unfortunately, overlooked.
Two red men crept after the gold
seekers and watched their prepar
ations to spend the night from be
hind convenient trees. Then
three miles south of Pert Byron. He
was 73 years of age and a native of
France, coming to this country with
his parents when 10 years of age. He
had lived in this county 65 years.
Nov. 8, 1862 he married Miss Dorothy
Smith with whom last year he cele
brated his golden wedding anniver
sary. Surviving are the widow and
one son, George. The funeral will be
held at 10 a. m. Thursday, with serv
ices in charge of Father Hogbeu of
the Rapids City Catholic church. In
terment will be in the Rapids City
HEl.EV ZOB STILLWACGOS.
Helen Zoe Stillwaggon, aged 12
months, died at the family home, 2912
Eleventh-and-three-quarters ' avenue,
last evening at 9:30 of cholera Infan
tum. The funeral will be held from
the home Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. J. E. Connor will offi
ciate and interment will be in River
side cemetery. '
Unknown Man, While Intoxicat
ed, Robs Restaurant, Re
turning Stuff When Sober.
George E.- Vander Beke and Arthur
Brael of East Moline have long dis
puted as to which one is tie fleeter
of foot. Friends have come to their
si; r port and the issue has become so
acute that the two have decided to
quh talking and run to see who is entitled-to
the honors. The race will
be one mile and will be held Wednes
day evening. The start will be made
a: Watertown at 7 o'clock and the
course will be west on State street.
Automobile drivers are warned to get
out of tie way or take the conse
quences. Each contestant has staked $50 on
W. S. SHIELDS TO
Commission Selects Him a,3 Wa
terworks Consulting Engi
neer at $25 Per.
While Intoxicated a man whose
name was not learned, last uight
robbed, the restaurant conducted by
Mrs. Emma Pottiger at 906 First ave
nue, Silvis, securing two purses, a dia
mond xing and all the cash in the till,
some $191 in all. After thf: theft had
been discovered and the police noti
fied the thief, becoming somewhat
sobered, returned the loot and gave
himself up. Mrs. Pottiger, learning
the circumstances, refused to appear
as prosecuting witness and the case
W. S. Shields, head of the W. S.
Shields Engineering company of Chi
cago, was named as consulting engi
neer for the waterworks department
by the city commission today. He was
recommended by Commissioner L. O.'
Jahns. His work' will be to complete
the improvements now under way and
which were begun by- Dabney Maury,
resigned. His pay will be $25 per d i,y.
Mr. Shields recommended that a
they resident engineer be engaged and rec-
hurried back to the other aborigines
and spread the news. A council of
war was called, a fire lighted and a
war dance started around it. After
the redskins had been worked lntc
the prooer frame of mind for murder members of the police force, including
ommended Fred J. Postel of Chicago,
who may be selected fcr the position,
taking charge especially of the prob
lem of sewage disposal.
The reappointment of all the 17
LAND AN OFFICE
Local Men Vice President, Sec
retary and Attorney of Bel
. gian Alliance. '
jg If '
"Y" TENNIS TOURNEY
OPEN TO OUTSIDERS
Actif Aeris, 1913 Tenth street, ar
rested for beatii:g his wife, was fined
$100 and costs today by Magistrate
Gustafson. The fine, however, was
suspended on payment of costs. The
and pillage the fire was extinguished
and the braves set' out for their vic
tims. B4TTI.E LASTS 13 MIMTES.
From behind trees and bushes they
approached. Suddenly a rifle spit fire
and the attack was on. The whites,
surprised and terrorized, rushed for
their guns and made such resistance
as they were able. At the end of IF,
minutes, howover. the Indians corralled
the camp. The screams of the women
as they weie seized and carried away
thrilled the spectators. The leader,
the last of the whites to give up. fin
ally was captured alive and promptly
burned (in eirigy) at the stake. Then
the Indians, t.heir bloody work done,
dispersed and mingled with the crowd.
There was another war dance,
staged on the pavilion in which the
young people took a leading part,
sqauws as well as braves. Red and
brown pep served as a beverage in
place of fire water.
Most of the Red Men came early
in the afternoon and brought their
suppers. After the massacre t.he old
er members returned to the city,
while the younger ones remained for
Chief O, M. Bisant, was confirmed by
Tennis players of the city generally couple agreed to separate and secure
will be given an opportunity to test (a divorce. The woman bore marks
their prowess against the V. M. C. A. of the drubbing she had received when
players next week, at the conclusion she appeared in court
of the tournament now on there. The
"V" players will meet any rquad or j John Martin was sent to jail for
team that may care to try conclusions ; 20 days for disorderly conduct. He
with them and outsiders who wish may was found in the downtown streets
enter for the all-city championship. last evening insulting women who
Saturday tfternoons and .the early j passed.
evenings on week days w ill be de-1
voted to the contests, thus giving pliy-j Frank Richards, who was arrested
-rs the beM of an opportunity to take J with Mabel Smith last w eek was fined
part. i $6.S0. The woman was sent to the
The first match In the doubles of J county jail for 20 days Saturday.
of habits of thrift and be prepared for the business opportuni
ties which present themseves by systematically saving a part
of your income.
This bank pays 4 per cent on your savings and safeguard
them in every possible way.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
TIGERS A TUSSLE
Former, However, Win Out and
Capture Honors of Local
Unexpectedly stubborn resistence
was offered by the down trodden Ath
letics to the conquering Tigers in their
final game in the local baseball tour
nament Sunday afternoon. The Tigers
had things easy during the early
stages, but the Athletics took a spurt
in the seventh and made such a des
perate finish that the Tigers had to
extend themselves to the limit to win.
The score was 13 to 11, hard clouting
being the cause of a swollen score
The Tigers used two pitchers.
By winning out the Tigers won the
tournament, with the Olympics second.
Plow Citys third and Athletics fourth.
In the final contest between the Oiym
pics and the Plow Citys the former
won 9 to 3. Score of the Tigers
Tigers ..." 0 0 4 0 1 7 0 0 113
Athletics 0 0022140 2 H
BatteriesStropes, Greko, Ihrig and
Smith; Greko and Whialer.
TO A NEW CHARGE
Rev. C. G. Nelson Will Succeed
Him as Pastor of Swedish
M. E. Church.
Three Moline men were elected to
office by the national convention of
the Belgian Alliance at Rochester, N.
Y., according to a dispatch received
here. The meeting closed Sunday
evening. Chicagd was decided upon
as the place of meeting in 1914. Of
ficers elected were:
President Henry Van Slembrouck,
Vice President Arthur Vander Vcn
Secretary Gaston Veys, Moline.
Treasurer Karel Vaine, Chicago.
Attorney Peter Meersinan; Moline.
Spiritual adviser Rev. A. A. Note
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Fred Harvey meals. Double track and block signals.
In Arizona and California, irrigation and the long growing " '
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Rev. N. P. Glemaker, who for several
years has been pastor of the Swedish
Methodist church, will leave here and
take charge of the church at James
town, N. V., according to word re
ceived from the conference at Chicago.
To succeed him Rev. C. G. Nelson, now
of Austin, 111., and formerly located
at Galva, has been assigned.
Mr. Glemaker during his pastorate
here, has done much for the church,
erecting a fine new house of worship
on the bluff and greatly increasing the
membership. He goes to a strong con
gregation at Jamestown.
RUNAWAY STRIKES BUGGY
Family of Ipuis Schallow Kas For
tunate Escape From Death.
Louis Schallow, 212 Fortieth street,
had a leg badly wrenched and his wife
and their 18-months-old daughter nar
rowly escaped death or injury in a
runaway accident Saturday evening.
While driving in a buggy on Seventh
street south of the city limits they
were struck by a runaway team
hitched t.o a hayrack and their ve
hicle was overturned. The -woman
and child were hurled to one side of
the road and were not hurt, but Mr.
Schallow was pinned under the rig
and was injured so that he required
THREE STRAIGHT TO
SILVIS IN T0URNIES
Defeating the Brunswicks of Daven
port, 11 to 2, Silvis yesterday won the
baseball tournament in East Moline,
making a clean sweep. The Bruns
wicks brought up at the bottom, hav
ing lost all three contests In which
they figured. East Moline, in a. tight
and exciting game, downed Water
town 2 to 0 at the close of the series,
and won second place, with two victor,
ies and one defeat. Watertown won
one and lost two.
II. E. CASTEEL, President. M. S. HEAGY. Vic Pres. H. B. Simmon, Cash.
Southwest corner Second arenue and Eighteenth street.
I OBITUARY RECORD II
FETTER A. SAMTELSOV
The funeral of Peter A. Samuelson
was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Esterdahl undertaking parlors.
Rev. Mr. Nordgren officiated and in
terment was in Riverside cemetery.
Mr. Samuelson died Saturday after
noon at the home of his son. AxeL
1218 Fifth avenue. Old age was the
cause. He was born in Sweden Oct.
C. 1S31 and came to Moline In 1882.
His wife died here in 18&9, and from
that time on he made his home with
his son. He wai for a number of
years In the employ of Deere Co.
Two sons. Axel A. and Carl H. survive
"with one sister, Mrs. Caroline Swen
8on, living In Sweden.
Adam Hoffstetter, one of the oid
residents of the county, died at 4
o'plock t&is morning . at his home.
PROSPECTS FOR GUN
CLUB HERE BRIGHT
Prospects of organizing a gun club
In Moline are good, provided a suit
able range within the county and not
too far from the city can be secured.
This, according to H. A. Hansen, is the
status of affairs at present. Those in
terested in forming a club are search
ing for suitable grounds and when
they are found there will be plenty of
shooters ready to enroll to insure the
success of the organization.
THIS CITY .HAS LARGEST
DELEGATION AT R0CKF0RD
Moline's delegates to the Mission
convention at Rockford which closed
yesterday outnumbered those from
any other city which sent representa
tives. Those who went from here re
turned last night. Visitors were well
entertained at Rockford. Rev. K. E.
Forsell, acting pastor of the Mission
Tabernacle in this city, was one of
the speakers. There were 1,200 at the
Sunday morning services. Yesterday
the delegates were taken for an ex
cursion on Rock river, landing at an
island for a picnic.
RIOT FOLLOWS REFUSAL
TO SETTLE FOR A MEAL
Stones and clubs figured in a small
riot at the Klondyke restaurant at
1224, Third avenue, Sunday evening.
Two patrons, Charles Baker of Dav
enport, and his brother, Martin, of
Moline, refused to pay for a meal.
When ejected from the place they ral
lied some friends and an attack with
handy missiles was made. Police in
terfered and stopped the melee, after
several persons had been hit. The
two "Bakers were fined $2.80 each by
Magistrate Gustafson today.
SON OF A PATIENT
Cairo, 111., Doctor Alleged to
Have Neglected Woman
Cairo, 111., Sept. 2. Imbued with the
belief that lack of proper medical at
tention caused the death of his mother,
Harvey R. Fields, an insurance so
licitor, last evening shot and killed
Dr. E. E. Gordon, a. prominent physi
cian. About ten days ago Dr. Gordon
operated on Fields' mother, who sub
After the shooting and from a cell
in the county jail. Fields also asserted
Dr. Gordon, who was the family phy
sician, had attacked his wife when
she went to the physician's office a
few days ago.
Dr. Gordon was shot at the entrance
of the drive leading to St. Mary's hos
pital, shortly after 6 o'clock. Fields
had been waiting for some time for
the physician, who was expected at
When the doctor arrived Fields
spoke a few words to Aim and then
pulled a revolver and shot twice, both
shots taking effect and causing death
in a few minutes.
Fields is about 25 years old and has
a wife and one child, lie is social
ist and has been considered erratic.
Directly after the tragedy Fields
walked to his home, just across the
street, and asked his wife, who had
witnessed the affair, to go with him
to police headquarters, where he gave
Dr. Gordon has been in Cairo for
about fifteen years, coming from
Sparta, 111. He was divorced from hl3
wife a few years ago and has one
daughter, who is now In St. Mary's
hospital recovering from an operation
for appendicitis performed by I her
father last week.
No killing In Cairo has caused so
much excitement in years. Mrs.
Fields is prostrated - and in such a
critical condition that she can make
Fields insists that in taking the
doctor's life he was only doing his
duty to his family.
Trains Kills Man and Wife.
Wyoming, 111.. Sept. 2. Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Shafer, living southeast
of this city, were rtn over and in
stantly killed yesterday afternoon at
Speer by a Chicago and Nor'hwest
ern southbound train as they were
driving in their buggy.
We Buy and Sell
Deere and Company
Moline Tlow Co.
Root & Van Dervoort stocks
LITTEN & ROBERTS
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages.
Peoples National Bank Building
Rock Island, 111.
ICE HOUSES SAVED FROM
BAD FIRE; LOSS IS $50
Fire Sunday afternoon at 2:30 did
$50 damage to one of the houses of
the Channel Ice company at Third ave
nue and Twenty-third street. How It
started is not known, possibly from
a spark or a cigaret or cigar stub.
The department reached the scene In
the nick of time, checking the blaze
just as it was getting a good start.
In a few minutes more the entire es
tablishment probably would have been
For good work in Building and
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Cure Patient With Rabies.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2. Dr. Downey
L. Harris, city bacteriologist, yester
day gave out detaiis of a treatment by
which he has cured a patient at the
city hospital of a disease which had
been diagnosed as rabies When the
patient, Charles Beardsley, entered
the hospital he seemed to be on the
verge of convulsions that- mark the
final stage of the disease. Dr.-Har-ris
gave him a modification of a
quinine treatment that a Chicago phy
sician had used in treating dogs af
flicted with rabies.
Blow Up lllinoisan's Home.
Mount Vernon, 111., Sept. 2. The
home of Francis Rightnower. was
wrecked with dynamite mysteriously
in the night. . Mr. Rightnower, a farm
er, was found later under wrecked
furniture on the floor below the room
where he lay asleep when the blast
was set off. He will recover. The
rest of the family escaped injury.
B'.'odhounds are following a trail
from the scene.
Prairie Fire Menjcia School.
Grafton, III., Sept 2. Twenty-five
men with plows and brooms yesterday
fought a prairie fire in the yards of
the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louig rail
road south, of ,Graf ton and by bard
work saved the Monticello Seminary,
which was menaced for an hour and
a half. The damage is estimated at
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