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MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
FROM FATAL TRIP
Tfl THP ATI flfJTin
Victor Van De Moere Is Back
With Graphic Tale of Ter
TWO MOLINE MEN DROWNED
Fall to Find Bodies Among Those
Brought Ashore Van De Moere
in Poor Physical Condition.
Victor Van De Moere. the only one
of tbe three Moline men on the Em
press of Ireland, which sank last Fri
day In the Gulf of St. Iawrence, to be
saved, returned to this city last even
In poor physical condition, following
his terrible experiences .and bringing
'with him a graphic taie of the disaster
which claimed almost a thousand lives.
He was accompanied here by Victor
Braet of Long Grove. Iowa, who con
tinued on to his home today.
About 10 days aco Victor Van Pe
Moere. Victor Braet, Emll Hartjens
and Jacob Bonne left here, bound for
Belgium, where all of them have rela
tives and friend. Bonne was going
for the purpose of bringing back to
this country his two children: Hart
Jens was on his way to spend the sum
mer with his aged parents: while both :
Braet and Van De Moere were intend
ng to visit relatives.
Two of Party Dead.
bridge giving commands when the ship
took another lurch and I saw him
thrown Into the gulf. I think this is
the only way be was saved, as he would
hare surely gone down with the boat
had he not been thrown overboard.
"Braet and I grabbed the railing and
the boat tipped so far at times that
we touched the water. A lot of peo
ple were drowned In this manner be
fore the boat went down.
"Not more than 10 minutes bad pass
ed when tbe boat gave a sudden lurch,
the bow shot high In the air. and then
went down, carrying with It the hun
dreds clinging to the decks. I went
down, pulled by the suction of the!
water. Down, down and deeper I went.
and I believe that I must have been
sucked clear to tbe bottom. Then of
a sudden the suction ceased pulling
me down and I shot upward. My lungs
were almost bursting when I reached
tbe surface. All around me were peo
ple struggling In the water. I had on
a life preserver, but I believed that I
was dying. I suffered from terror
more than anything else. It was aw
"I started to sink and In some man
ner lost my life preserver. I succeed
ed in grasping a piece of wood, bow
ever, and it kept me afloat. I noticed
now for the first time that I only had
on my underclothes. I cannot account
for this, as I know I put on my trous
ers and shoes when we left tbe cabin.
I believe, however, that they were
sucked off me when the ship went
down. At any rate. I was glad that I
was comparatively safe for tbe time
Suffers for Hour.
OPENS JUNE 27
Many Good Speakers and Vo
calists to Appear Here
During the Week.
UNDER MENELEY AUSPICES
Famous Lyceum System Is Giving
Week of Entertainment in Mo
line Formal Program Issued.
The cbautauo.ua which opens at
Prospect park here June 27. and
closes July 2, will without doubt be
one of the biggest chuatauquaa which
has ever been held in the city, carry
ing with it speakers and entertainers
of national reputation.
The program opens Saturday, June
27. at 2:30 in the afternoon, the fea
ture of the day to be music by the
Meneley Male quartet.
This Quaratet is undoubtedly one of
the strongest organizations of its kind
in the country. Thomas J. Kellam,
the manager, is a a talented teacher
and composer. He has a world-wide
reputation as a writer of sacred songs.
He will sing some of his songs, which
have probably been used in nearly ev-
" Pnr an liniir T jtltinn- irk a tilqnlr
and suffered terrible agony. All about ZubUT?u lD the T?h
me men. women and children were
screaming, struggling and going to the
bottom. I was powerless to assist.
Two of the rarty. however. Bonne I anl I found that I could not talk above
ti.. i w ot ! a nisper.
ana narijc-ua r i'
tiie bottom of the Gulf of St. Law
rence, and there Is not a possibility of
thf.ir bodies ever lteini; recovered. Van
De Moere and Eraet made a careful
and thorough search of all the morgues
where the bodies which were recover
ed were taken, but they failed to d!s
ctve either of their friends.
Tells Story of Wreck.
Van De Moere returned to Moline
via the Burlington Tnes. and has given
up his Idea of a trip to Belgium for the
time being, at any rate. Every cent
which h possessed went to the bot
tom with the Ill-fated Empress of Ire
land, and be will be forced to begin
bis life anew rn this country without
The rescued man tells the following
graphic story of the wreck:
"The four of us were In the cabin
ca the third-class deck when the Stor
ftad struck the Empress of Ireland.
All of us were asleep, but were awak
. sned by the jar. We listened, but the
water was quiet and there was little
noise. Someone asked what was the
metier, and Hartjens and Bonne said
they would go on deck and find out.
They pulled on their shoes and trous
ers and left tbe cabin.
"We never saw them again, and they
must liot'ii tt'unt Hmvn ,Ka oUn
- . ... .. ...
I "Finally, after what seemed to me
1 to be hours, but which was In reality
i little more than an hour, a lifeboat
from the Storatad came along and
picked me up. I was taken on board,
given clothes and food, and then put
to bed. I later found Braet had also
been saved, but that Bonne and Hart
Jens had gone to the bottom. The peo
ple were very good to us and we were
given money to reach home with.'
MARRIED MEN IN A VICTORY
East Moline Business Men In Contest
at Baseball Park.
The East Moline baseball park was
the scene yesterday afternoon of an
interesting contest between the mar
ried man and the single men, the for
mr capturing honors in a hotly con
tested battle by the score of 13 to 6.
before one of the largest crowds of the
"Braet and I waited only a couple season. It was the first meeting of
cf minutes, and then we heard the the three game series planned for this
people screaming and crying. I think I summer to decide the supremacy of
THOMAS LEES VERY
ILL WITH PNEUMONIA
Thomas Lees, former supervisor and
well known resident or Coal Valley,
has been critically ill for the past
week with pneumonia. He is some
what improved today but his condition
is far from satisfactory.
it was about 1:15. We quickly pulled
on a few clothes and ran into the cor
ridor to the stairs leading to the upper
deck. Women and children were rush,
ing here and there, screaming, crying,
panic ctricken. It was an awful eight.
"Rushing back into the cabin, we se
cured life preservers fronj the wall.
and then climbed tbe stairs to the J
deck. The ship was rocking fearfully,
at times almost careening completely
over. Many of the men. women and
children were thrown into the sea and
drowned when the boat tipped in this
Ship Sinks In Few Minutes.
"The captain was standing on the
the two teams, the other two contests
to be staged dlring the next two
The wildness of Pitcher Wilde, who
lived up to his name by walking some
thing like a dozen men, and numerous
bonehead plays by the single men are
responsible for the team's defeat.
Another contest between these two
teams, the players of which are all
business men of the city, will be
played next Thursday to enliven the
Booster day planned for East Moline
on that date.
The other members of the quartet
are W. H. Whitaker, one of the finest
bassos in the country, who has had
two seasons in the best grand opera
and was formerly a member of the Im
perial bell ringers; H. G. Albrecht,
first tenor, who sings in a high D, was
formerly a member of the Imperial
quartet, and it is claimed that he
stands first among all American ten
ors; D. F. Kelliher, second tenor. Is
said to possess an excellent voice. It
Is the representative quartet of the
Meneley system of chautauquas.
The Sunderland-BIckers combina
tion, under the able leadership of W.
H. Bickers, LL.D.. will furnish the en
tertainment for Sunday, the second
day. Dr. Bickers was with a Chau
tauqua last year touring throughout
Iowa and won for himself an enviable
reputation as an orator.
The other two entertainers of the
combination are Miss Vera Sunder
land, noted dramatic reader and piano
acompanist. and Myron La Verne
Bickers, vocalist and instrumental soloist.
The Bailey Musical and Dramatic
company which has won a reputation
in the theatrical world and has only
recently taken to the Chautauqua plat
form, gives the third day's program.
The Katharine Carroll Smith Con
cert company and Prof. B. N. Andrews
rurnisn thj; fourth days entertain
"The Battle of Shiloh," a graphic
dramatic reproduction by John H. Hec
tor, pne of the best colored speakers
on the Chautauqua platform today,
will occur on the fifth day of the pro-
Igram here, together with the four
Pennsylvania Larks, in musical selec
The Meneley brothers, proprietors
of the system which owns the Chau
tauqua circuit, will appear on the Dlat-
form on the afternoon and evening of
the sixth and final day in a musical
Dr. W. S. Johnson, an eminent
American orator, will be here the
same day, talking in the afternoon on
"The Woman Worth While." and in
the evening on "The Guiding Star."
The full name of the boy could not be
learned but it is thought bis last name
Is Peterson and that he lives In the
vicinity of Thirty-seventh street and
Tbe members of tbe health depart
ment are occasioned no end of worry
over the carelessness of those afflicted
with the disease. They attribute the
rapid spread of smallpox here for the
past few days to carelessness.
Another case of extreme careless
ness was discovered when a woman.
whose name Is withheld, was found
riding in a street car and upon exami
nation It was found that she had small
pox. She wrs immediately sent to her
home in j automobile and the city
health physician summoned. When
the physician arrived on the scene he
found that the woman had left her
home and gone to a neighbor's to use
the telephone. She was forced to re
turn home and placed under the usual
Man Who Shot Galesburg Chief
of Police Thought to Be in
Plow City Favored Over Peoria
and Canton for Next
(Special to The Argus.)
Matoon, 111., June 4. Moline was
awarded the 1915 encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic today,
Peoria and Canton being opposing
contenders for the meeting. Mayor
Martin Carlson of Moline with a strong
delegation attended the encampment
here and as the business men of the
Plow City pledged their support, Mo
line was awarded the 'next encampment.
Commercial Stuaies to Be Taken
Up at Moline High School
Mrs. Mortimer Singer of London re
cently made a balloon flight of 200
IF yon are on the lookout for m. good
5c hand-made ciffar you won't
bare to look far.
. The hand-made Owls are in town.
Try one today.
BEST & BUS SELL CO., CHICAGO, ILL.
Union Congregational Postpones
Services and Picnic for
Mo"ine high school will have courses
in commercial business next year, ac
cording to a decision reached by the
local board of education, consisting
of stenography, typewriting, business
English, accounting, commercial law
and commercial arithmetic.
Superintendent C. -H. Maxson orig
inated and recommended the estab
lishment of such, courses in the school,
and the board of education decided W
act upon the recommendation at a
meeting held yesterday. Students
entering the high school are permitted
to take up this branch of study in ad'
dUion to other work if they desire. It
is practically tbe same as a business
college course, costs less, and is as ef
That Cosle Topice, the Mexican
who Is alleged to have shot Chief of
Police Hlnman of Galesburg. is in
hiding near Moline, is the belief of
the Galesburg police, and local offl-
cials are watching closely for the man's
appearance hers. East Moline officials
Tuesday night arrested a Mexican
whom they believed was the wanted
man, but it developed that they had
the wrong Mexican. A Galesburg pa
per gave the following account of the
East Moline arrest:
"Considerable commotion was cre
ated last night around the police
and sheriffs office when Glenn Coak-
ley, chief of police of East Moline,
wired to the sheriff that Cosle Top-
ice Mexican, charged with the at
tempted murder of Chief of Police
Hinman. had been arrested there,
after a terrific struggle. This effort
to bring the right man to justice has
evidently proved another 'bum steer.'
"That the sheriff and police both
showed wisdom in waiting until day
light today before trying to arrive at
something definite, -as evident when
further scrutiny of the Mexican
prisoner at East Moline revealed the
fact that he was two inches shy of
reaching Topice's reputed height.
The Galesburg officials and the
East Moline captors have agreed that
the suspect is the wrong man. In
all other respects this Mexican re
sembles the one wanted almost to
minute detail. Because, of the belief
that Topice is in the Rock Island at
mosphere, the first reports were
greeted with some degree of belief."
I members will meet at 9: 30 at tbe Swed
j ish Olive lodge ball, and will proceed
I to Riverside cemetery, where services
will be held. The lodge bas lost 18
members by death since It was organ
ized here, as follows: John Hedvall,
D. A. Blomberg, John W. Peterson,
George Benson, Leonard Allen, Oust
Lindman, C. 13. 8wanson, F. E. Ander
son, Oscar W. Norllng, J. G. Hftrtz-
man, Henry Clausen, John Olson, Pe
ter Carlson. John A. Nelson, Slgfrid
IJndell, Albert Dahlstrom, Anton Per
son, C. B. Gunberg.
TO OPEN FOUNDRY
AT DEERE PLANT
150 Men Will Be Given Employ,
znent in. New Building
After July 1.
MAKES A REPORT
Mrs. Salisbury Says One Boy of
Eighth Grade Was Pound
Smoking a Pipe.
About 150 men who have been out of
employment for some time owing to
lax business conditions here, will be
given work after July 1 when Deere &
Co. will open their foundry in the new
modern building recently completed at
East Moline. The foundry is a branch
of the Deere Harvester plant of that
city and adds materially to East Mo-
line's rapidly growing business facili
ties. The force of men will be gradu
ally increased as business merits.
HOW ABOUT THAT
RIVER EVENTS TO
Physical Director Pierson Ar
ranges Program of Five
Events on Lake.
Many Inquiries Being Made as
. to Why Definite Action
Is Not Taken.
EAST MOLINE IS
SUED FOR $2,000
Peter Larson Brings Action for
Injuries Alleged to Have
' Been Received in 1911.
Owing to the rapid spread of small
pox here, the Union Congregational
church bas closed its doors for an in
definite period and postponed the Sun
day school picnic planned in the near
future. The church is to be thorough
ly fumigated, and will not be reopened
until the scare bas ceased.
Seven children of members of the
church have the disease. It Is possi
ble that other churches of tbe city may
be forced to close if the spread of tbe
disease is not stopped.
Health Officers of City Given a
Decided Shock When Dis
covery Is Made.
Mollne's health officers were given
a decided shock this morning when it
was discovered that a Rock Island boy
who was delivering bills In the clly
from house to house is afflicted with
smallpox. Health Inspector George
Kemmerling made tbe discovery when
he saw the boy sitting with two other
lands on a bench near the Central fire
station. He quickly examined the lad
while the other two boys beat a hasty
retreat Tbe youth was Immediately
removed to bis home In Rock Island.
The suit of Peter Larson against the
city of East Moline for $2,000 damages
is being heard in circuit court today,
J. B. and J. L. Oakleaf appear for the
plaintiff and Fred H. Railsback and G.
A. Shallberg for the defendant.
Larson claims that on the evening
of November 27, 1911, he fell into a
five foot excavation which has been
made for water mains on First street,
just across the boundary line from
Moline and that in consequence, he
sustained a dislocated and broken
knee. Larson claims he has spent
the sum of $500 already for doctor
bills. He declares that the city had
no barriers at the excavation and did
not properly safeguard the public.
A program of river events, to be one
of the features of the Fourth of July
celebration planned for Moline, has
been arranged by Physical Director E.
E. Pierson of the local V. M. C. A., and
the program will consist of five events
In Sylvan lake. The program will
commence promptly at 9 o'clock in
the morning and will be completed in
time for the big parade. Gold and sil
ver medals are to be awarded for win
ners of first and second prizes, entries
for the events to close Friday, July 3.
The following events are arranged for
200 yad boat race, singles.
200 yard boat race, doubles.
Half mile boat race, doubles.
.Tilting contest, in boats.
200 yard canoe race, singles.
How about that Moline slogan?
This is a question which is daily be
ing asked by a large' number of Plow
City residents. They wonder why the
Greater Moline committee does not
take definite action ard select an ap
propriate slogan of the 800 submitted
to the contest. Most of those who are
asking have submitted entries to the
The answer to the question is that
not one of those submitted was con
sidered good enough and for that rea
son the slogan committee of the Great
er Moline committee refused to recom-l
mend one. It is therefore probable
that if Moline is to have a slogan
another contest will have to be held.
"One large boy of the eighth grid,
was found smoking a pipe," declares
Mrs. Salisbury, local truant officer, in
her regular monthly report for May to'
the board of education. "Two hov.
jqult school to act as golf caddies oa
tbe Island, continues the report, "an4
the mother of one of them claimed th
needed the money which the boy mm.
ed to help keep the family. The dty,V
itnmmlaalnn fiirnifihorf hop wttK j ir
WuaU.WV-w . - - - - " ILU AUUUS,
however, and the boy returned to
"One girl quit school to earn money,
but was returned with a little financial
help. Two truants were returned to
school after having played hookey
number of times. They promised to
behave In the future. Ten children
from the parochial school were looked
after and eight children from the faml
lies of recent immigrants were also
taken care of. Fallowing is the sum.
mary of the report for the last month
of the school year:
Cases reported 33
Kept home by parents 12
Kept home by illness
Kept in school with a little help... 1
Moved, not located
Found to be truants and returned
to school 2
Found to be non-attendants and
placed in school 2
taic mil ct Rncuro
rrtnt. iuilli nuLina
AT WORK IN MOLINE 'A
It has been discovered, it is claime.i.
that two women agsats arc wcrktsj
a fake in Moline seliicg toilet article'-.
Numerous cails have be? a received by
Lundt & Co. from people wLo hav
been duped by the agsit;, who claim
they reprsijut that dr.c. The iiic
have been notified r.oi! are cm Hie
lookout for 'he culpiiU. Lund: & Co.
employ no agents.
Make Trip to Clinton.
Next Monday and Tuesday a large
number of Moline boys who are mem
bers of the Y. M. C. A. will make a
bicycle trip to Clinton, leaving here at
6 o'clock Monday morning and return
ing Tuesday evening. Each boy must
come fully prepared for the trip and
ready to furnish his own meals.
BY GROUP ONE BANKERS
The candidacy of William Butter
worth, president of Deere & Co. for
class B director of the Chicago Federal
Reserve bank, was given a boost at
the meeting of group one bankers held
in Princeton this week, when the asso.
elation gave the Moliner hearty en
dorsement. Group One is a branch of
the Illinois Bankers' assoclation.Three
class B directors are to be chosen
from among the representative busi
ness men of the Chicago bank district,
which covers portions of Iowa, Illinois,
Michigan. Wisconsin and Indiana. Elec
tion to the board of directors will ba
cade by the 935 banks which bold
membership in the Chicago district'
'I STAY GRAY! SAGE TEA WILL
DARKEN YOUR HAIR BEAUTIFULLY
I OBITUARY RECORD II
Gust Wilson, a former well known
resident of Moline. died Wednesday
in Wichita Falls. Texas, folllwing an
operation for appendicitis to which he
submitted last Saturday.
Mr. Wilson was born in Sweden, and
when two years of age he came to this
country with his parents. The family
located in Galesburg, removing to Mo
line in 1881. 'He was married here in
1883 to Miss Lillie Bench, who died In
1903. Several years later be was mar
ried to Miss Mamie Mott of Anamosa,
Iowa, who, besides Bessie and DeRoy,
children of his first wife and Leone,
Elmer and Louis, children of his see.
ond wife, survive. He also leaves his
mother. Mrs. Sophie Wilson, a sister.
Mrs. William Park, and a brother
Fred, all of Moline.
Decedent "was a cigar maker by
trade, and was a charter member ot
tbe American Federation of Musicians.
The remains are on the way to this
city, and arrangements have been
made to hold tbe funeral sen-Ices at
o'clock Friday afternoon from the
Knox chapel. Burial will be In River
Arrangements have been completed
for entertaining the ladles who will
accompany delegates to the Eagles"
convention to be held in this city
June 9 to 11. Ladies' auxiliary No. 2.
which was recently instituted in this
city, will escort the visiting ladies to
Rock Island the first evening of the
meeting, when Ladies' auxiliary No. 1
of that city will entertain at the Eagle
club house. Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock a complimentary card party
will be given in the inn at the Watch
Tower. AH wives, sisters and daugh
ters of Moline Eagles are Invited to
be present to meet the visitors.
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock auto
mobiles will be In waiting at the Man
ufacturers hotel, when the visitors
will he taken for a trip through tha
tri-citles and Rock Island arsenal.
Harmony camp No. 2S46, R. N. A,
enjoyed a program at the meeting held
Tuesday evening. This camp contains
some good talent" and that evening a
program that was a credit to those ap
pearing was put on.
Graves of deceased members will be
decorated next Sunday and committees
were appointed to have charge of the
decoration as follows:
for Riverside and Rock Rivervlew
cemeteries Mrs. Antoinette Terkel
sen, Mrs. Alma Huette and Mrs Ida
For Chippiannock cemetery Mrs.
Mary Cheney and Mrs. Minnie
A Mixture of Sage and Sulphur
Prevents Dandruff and
When you darken your hair with
Sage Tea and Sulphur no one can tell,
because it's done so naturally; so even
ly. It Is also splendid to remove dan
druff, cure itching scalp and stop fall
Preparing this mixture, though, at
home is a mussy and troublesome task.
For abodt 50 cents a bottle you can buy
at any drug store the ready-to-use
tonic called, "Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Hair Remedy." Some druggists
put this mixture up themselves but
make it too sticky, so insist you want
"Wyeth's" then there will be no disappointment.
You just dam.pen a sponge or son -.
brush with "Wyeth's Sage and SuV f V
pher" and draw it through your nair,
taking one 6mall strand at a time. Do
this at night and by morning all gray
hair disappears and after another ap
plication or two becomes beautifully
darkened and more glossy and luxu
riant than ever. You will also discover
dandruff is gone and hair has stopped
Grav. faded hair, though no disgrace,
is a sign of old age and as we all de
sire a youthful and attractive appear
ance, get busy at once with W veins
Sage and Sulphur and you 11 look yean
younger. Inquiry shows all pharma
cists in town here sell lots of it.
Harper House. Pharmacy (Aav.j
ANDREW OLSON TO
Memorial Day Services of Thor
Lodge to Be Held Next
Andrew Olson of this city will do
liver the memorial day address for
The majority of women workers In the Thor lodge No. 9, Independent Or-
Great Britain earn less than 3 p?r.der of Vikings, next Sunday morning J
Omaha Kansas City
Effective May 31st, 1914, the Chicago-Nebraska Lim
' ' ited will, in addition to regular Omaha and Lincoln
equipment, carry local sleeper to Des Moines.
Car may be occupied at Des Moines until 7 a. m.
Lv. Moline 10:00p.m. Ar. Des M. 3:25 a.m.
. Lv. Rock 1st. 10:17 p.m. Ar. Omaha 8:00 a.m.
Lv. Dav'np'rt 10:27 p. m. Ar. Lincoln 10:05. m.
Note earlier arrival train No. 1 1 at Kansas
Lv. Moline 10:18 p.m.
Lv. Rock I si. 10:30 p.m.
Lv. Dav'np'rt 10:40 p. m.
Ar. Kan. City 8:55 a. m.
t Riverside cemetery. The
Passenger Equipment Rock Island Standard
Dining Car Service
Tickets and reservations at stations.
S. F. BO.YD, General Agent, Passenger Depart
ment, Davenport, Iowa.