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. THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS FRIDAY, JUNE J5, 1914.
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DELUGE OF RAIN
AT CLOSE OF DAY
OF RECORD HEAT
Precipitation of 4.17 Inches in
Less Than 12 Honrs
Breaks the Drouth.
MANY BASEMENTS FLOODED
Much Minor Damage Result but Bene
fits to Crops Are Great Light
ning Strikes Homes.
jlnsweritic the rrnyera of the farm
tr as! heat cpj rossed citizens. J.
piuv'.us oper.e.l up wt:h a neiuse last
evening th3t went be? end nil expecta
tions. The Thermometer reached the
nncomfortahle height of :-3 degrees in
the had yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock, according to the weather bur
eau. Several heat prostrations result
ed and in some cases work was fus
pesded on account of the heat. The
tr clouds !-eean to appear In the
west a!o-.t 0 o'clock, with cooling
wiads whirh broucht relief to the
sweltering pnpi;lac .At 7 o'clock the
northern skies assumed an inky black
ness, and at 7:S'" the first ra'.n fell, ac- :
cotcpanied by an incessant play of
thunder and lightning and a strong
At I'l o'clock another deluee came,
tad the rain continued at intervals
daring the entire night. Some hail
fell about but it was not heavy
enocph to d.- uuy ilamace.
Tfc Tta';.r bureau registered a
rainfall f !.'. 7 inches in less than lo
Close to the Record.
In several particulars the weather
of the afternoon end evening approach
ed, if it did not actually set new- rec
ords for this community. Not before
so early in the season since the
weather station was established here
has it been so warm so early in the
summer, though in l&U a tetr.pvra
tnne of J was reached June 9 and
temperatures higher than W have
been recorded several other times lat
er in th month. The storm brought
a drop of ZZ degrees.
The precipitation was the heaviest
recorded since 15"o, when 4'J inches
feH in 24 hours. It is probable that
seldom, if ever, has there been such
a downpour here in a peri0! f less
than 12 hours as took place last night.
The storm as it approached was one
ef the most dangerous in appearance
which ever struck these parts.
There was more water in the streets
HEALTH TALKS FOR. ARGUS READERS
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Dr. William Brady.
Beginning with next Monday's issue
The Argus will introduce a health de
partment for the helpfulness of its
reactors. The column, which will ap
pear daily on page four, will be con
ducted by Dr. William Brady.
Dr. Brady is not only regarded
by the medical profession as a
very capable physician, but he is
also a writer on medical topics of un
usual ability. He is a regular con
tributor to a number of the leading
medical magazines of the country and
a contributor of superbly written, popu
lar health articles for some of the
most ably edited magazines in Amer
ica, like Harper's Weekly, the Deline
ator. Ladies World. American Mother
hood. Outing. Recreation, Outdoor
World, etc. His health articles have
been editorially discussed at various
times In the Outlook Magazine, the
New York Times, the Christian Science
The professional career of Dr. Brady
has been remarkably successful. He
graduated 13 years ago from one of
America's foremost medical colleges
me university of Buffalo. Since then
he was for two years house surgeon,
Erie county, N. Y. hospital, and for
the pant 11 years he has been in pri
vate practice at Klmira. N. Y. Dur
ing the last five years be has also held
the post of attending physician on. the
staff of the Araot-Ogden hospital at
Klmira, N. Y.
Dr. Brady is a mem'jer of the Amer
ican Medical association and the New
York State Medical society. H1b edi
torials on medical topics In the St.
Louis Medical Kevlew have been fa
vorably commented on by magazines
of such international prominence as
the Loudon Lancet and the Edinburgh
I'rescriber. He is a regular contribu
tor to the foremost medical magazines
of America, including the New York
.veuicai journal. Medical Record. Med
ical Review of Reviews, American
Medicine, Dietetic and Hygienic Maga
zine. In competition with leading phy
sicians of the country. Dr. Brady re
cently won the first prize offered by
the New York Medical Journal for the
best scientific essay. Dr. Brady is the
master of an exceedingly clever and
entertaining style in his articles and
the subject matter is scientifically ac
curate and authoritative.
Dr. Brady will answer all questions
pertaining to health. If your question
Is of general Interest it will be- an
swere'tT through the columns of The
Argus; if not it will be answered per
sonally, if stamped addressed envelope
is enclosed. Dr. Brady will not pre
scribe for individual cases or make
than at any time in years and as a
result sewers were overtaxed and
many cellars were filled. At Fifth
avenue and Seventeenth street the
water accumulated till it ran into and
filled the basement at the central fire
staticn and cellars in the vicinity were
generally flooded. The firemen turn
ed out to help rescue Peter Hever
llng's horse, which was in a stable in
the rear of his place on Seventeenth
street several feet below the sidewalk.
The firemen received a call during the
night from someone who wanted them
to bring out the Are truck and pump
the water out of the cellar.
Great quantities of mud were wash'
ed down on the pavement from the
clay hills in the vicinity cf Augustana
college, much of it being deposited on
At Fourteenth street and Eleventh
avenue the sewer was inadequate to
carry off the water as fast as it ac-
cumulated and the catch basins became
clogged. The result was a lake form
ed three or four feet in depth. Auto
mobllists found the water too deep to
be forded. One machine tried it and
was stalled and the occupants were
forced to got out into the water and
drag it out by hand.
Those .who were down town during
the evening had great difficulty in get
ting home, particularly those living in
the outlying districts. Many did not
attempt to go home, securing lodgings
in the hotels. Street car service, par
ticularly on the Long View line, was
seriously interrupted and those living
on the hill. If they -went home during
and immediately after the storm were
forced to walk.
In the west end of the city scores
of families were temporarily driven
from their homes in the elough dis
trict the water accumulating faster
than the openings to the river could
carry it away.
Chimney l( Struck.
A chimney at the home of George
Stannard, 941 Twenty-first Street, was
entirely demolished by lightning early
in the evening but the roof did not
The firemen were called, out twice
early this morning. At 3 o'clock at
Forty-fourth street and Fourth avenue
two wires were blown down and came
in contact with other wires throwing
sparks in all directions and alarming
the residents in the neighborhood.
The transformer on a pole in the
alley in the Tear of tDart's warehouse
on First avenue became short circuit
ed, setting the box afire. The People's
Power company had linemen out all
night fixing numerous breaks. Many
telephone w-lres were blown down and
several hundred phones were reported
out of order this morning.
No washouts ou the tracks of the
railroads leading to this city were re
ported. The Burlington passenger
from St. Paul arrived over an hour
late this morninc. No trouble what
ever was reported on the other lines.
Lightning at Milan.
The residence of Addison J. Miller
at Milan was damaged $3"0 by light
ning during the 6torm in the middle of
the night, but fortunately none of the
four occupants of the house was in
jured. The bolt struck the roof, tore
the corner out clear to the ground and
almost demolished the kitchen. Mr.
Miller -was In the room in the corner
of the building which sustained the
damage but was not touched. His
bed. however, w-as completely covered
with plaster knocked from he ceiling.
Splinters from the corner of the house
were thrown with such force that they
broke several windows in the home of
Dan Daxon, next door.
About the same time the home of
Mrs. May Morehead. two doors away
from the Miller place, was struck.
Mrs. Morehead. who is a widow, was
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alone in the house at the time. She
was not injured and the damage to
the house was slight. Fortunately in
neither case did fire result.
The first rain which s'ruck Rock Is
land missed Milan and the country
bouth, only a sprinkle falling there.
Later in the evening, however, there
was a heavy storm there.
Kelps Growing Crops.
The rain was welcomed, especially
by the gardeners and farmers of this
vicinity. While most of the cultivat
ed land was still moist the sandy
tracts used for gardening were rapid
ly drying out, while the meadows, pas
tures and small grpin were suffering.
(Jarden truck of all kinds especially
needed moisture. It is probable that
the rain will have some effect in help
ing the yield of strawberries, though
it came too late to afford much relief.
A VISITING NIGHT
FOR ALL AT THEY
Storm Interferes With Arrange
ments in Membership Con
test Closing Tomorrow.
The storm last night interfered ser
iously with the plans of the V. M. C. A.
membership campaigns, making it
possible for prospective members to
visit the building, as had been arrang
ed. On that account, this evening has
been set apart as general visiting
night for the whole city, instead of
merely for the residents of the west
ern half of town.
Tomorrow is the last day of the
special offer of summer membership at
$4 for four months. Ordinarily, the
membership for a full year is the only
arrangement offered, but for this week
a special offer has been made of a full
membership for the four months of hot
weather at a low rate.
The membership committee was
pleased this morning to receive a let
ter from one of the local young mea
who is attending college at Ames and
expects to be home in a short time. He
had heard of the membership campaign,
and wrote to say that he wants In, but
will not be home this week to take
advantage of the special offer. Need
less to say, he will be received when
he does get here.
Much good work has ben done by
the canvassers during the past few
days, and any man or boy who fails to
get an invitation to join will have to
conceal himself carefully from them.
Today and tomorrow will bring the
campaign to its close.
. Kentucky has a new child labor
law which Is unique in that it forbids
street work for boys under 14 years
of age. r .
LIGHTS PUT GOT
' DURING MEETING
Tri-City Federation cf Labor
Ha's' Work Interfered
With by Storm.
The storm last nig'Jt broke vp the
regular semi-mcnthly meeting of the
Tri-City Federation of Labor at Indus
trial hall when the lights were put out
by the wind blowing down the feed
wire to the building. The sub-conimlt-tee
cf the Federation held u short ses
sion by candle lig'nt. Only routine
mutters were disc-usad, and all im
portant questions postponed until the
WITH J. C. B. PLANS
The meeting of the Island (Miy Uoat
ing inundation, which wag to have
been held "ntt evening ut the club
houoA at liio foot of Twelft'a street,
was postpjnd until tonight, owing to
the small attendance due to the tlorui.
The tow members who were preaeut
were keit busy for several hours
watching the bonis In tan harbor. One
launch brok Kon from Its moorings,
but wan caug'.it at ibe ("reticent bridge.
Noue of the boats was damaged by the
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