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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. JULY 18, 1914.
MOLINE'S SECTION . OF
DROWNS IN CANAL
Clyde Sand Meets Death When
; He Falls Into a 12 Foot
Hole, Unable to Swim.
VICTIM 15 YEARS OF AGE
Perry Oberle Has Narrow Escape li
Attempting to Bring Drowning
Youth to Shore.
Clyde Charles Sand of Geneseo was
drowned in the Hennepin canal at Col.
ona yesterday morning at 11 o'clock,
while In bathing with two friends. The
boys went to tne canal following the
observance of mass in the Geneseo
church, the party consisting of Clatis
and Perry Oberle, in addition to young
Sand. T"her donned bathing suits and
began frolicking in the shallow water.
cl'mbJhg onto the rocks and about the
br'dge at this point. Sand's foot
slipped while he was climbing on the
tridge and he fell into the water at a
point where it is 12 feet deep. He
struggled and cried for help and Perry
Oberle leaped into the water to save
the drowning lad. Young Oberle man
aged to get Sand almost to the shore
when the unfortunate youth was seized
with a cramp and went under with a
cry. He placed his arms about his
TTscuer's neck and Oberle had a hard
V.rr.e saving himself. Finally he suc
ceeded in getting away, but was una
lle to tare Sand, who did not again
fame to the surface. Clatis Oberle
helped his brother reach the shorn
and they searched dilligently for Sand,
bit to no avail.
Body Later Discovered.
. Campers nearby were then called
and a search for the body began. It
-ras necessary to let about three feet
Upon the 17th day of July, at 2
p. m.. a public auction sale for cash
tc highest bidder will be held at the
etxre of D. J. Ziffren. 320 Twentieth
Ktrtet. Rock Island. Ill, of the fol
lowing unredeemed pledges: Hie
iluKter -diamond rinjr. and one solid
gold chain with English coin charm,
which vrere left with said ZilTren as
pledge on April T. 1313, and which
have ben held by snid Ziffren for
over a year after the loan and the
Interest secured thereby became due.
I. J. KIFFREX. Pledgee.
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of water out of the canal before the
body was found. A cousin of the un
fortunate victim, Harry Sand. Jr.,
found the body at about 2:30 in the
Clyde Sand was 15 years of age and
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sand
of North College avenue, Geneseo. He
was popular young man in the com
munity and his sudden death comes as
a great shock to his many friends and
He was the youngest child of the
family, and the only boy, being
survived by three sisters in addition
to his parents.
Coroner Johnson of Cambridge held
an inquest over the remains, and a ver
dirt of accidental death by drowning
TAKES A NEW JOB?
City Commissioner Said to Be
Slated for Place With Tri
City Railway Company.
Announcement was made today by
the officials of the Tri-City Railway
company that Commissioner Clark An
derson of Moline has been, named as
sistant to General Manager J. G. Hun
toon. P. P. Crafts recently resigned
as superintendent of the I. Sc. L and
D. & M. interurbans to become general
manager of the street railway com
pany. at Memphis. Tenn. Mr. Hun toon
succeeded as general manager of the
two interurbans to succeed Mr. Crafts,
but he will also retain his position as
general manager of the Tri-City Rail
way company. Owing to the larger re
sponsibilities placed on Mr. Huntoon's
shoulders the new office of assistant
was created, the incumbent to give bis
attention to the interurbans.
Mr. Anderson declined today to
make any statement as to his resigna
tion, or even to admit he bad accepted
the place with the street railway com
pany. BLAST KILLS 35 CHINESE
Naval Cadets on Gunboat Victims of
Explosion at Night.
Shanghai, China. July 13. A terrible
explosion occurred aboard the Chi
nese gunboat Tungchi last night, while
the vessel was lying abreast the Kl
angnan arsenal. The explosion took
place underneath the sleeping quar
ters of the naval cadets, 35 of whom
were killed. The cause of the explo
sion has not been ascertained.
of the Harned and Von Maur
Do not let this wonderful
saving opportunity slip bv
saving justifies it.
You may have goods charged
Second and Harrison Streets
TAKE FIRST STEP
TOWARD CAR LINE
City Commission Approves Plat
at Morning Meeting fend
Work Will Soon Start.
First step toward the opening of
Twenty-seventh street and the ulti
mate extension of Blue line car ser
vice to Colona Twenty-third avenue
-was made this morning when a plat,
presented by the promoters of the
Maplerow addition was approved by
the city commission.
The plat accepted by the commis
sion is for the territory bounded by
Nineteenth and Twenty-third avenues
and Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh
streets. Little now stands in the
way of the extension of the street
car line which will afford transporta
tion facilities to the people in the
Fairview district and adjacent terri
tory, especially if the line is extended
east on Twenty-third avenue to
Thirty-fourth street. No action was
taken this morning on the Fourth
street car line, but this will be done
this week as soon as the street car
company's engineers have made the
change in plans that will allow for a
curve instead of an abrupt turn at
GIRLS IN MOLINE
Two Escape From State Home
and Are Arrested in Com
pany With Young Men.
Two young girls who escaped from
the Geneva home for girls last Friday
night were arrested by local police in
this city last night when found in a
hobo camp in the Davenport pasture
near Thirty-second street and the rail
road tracks. The girls were dresed
in boys' clothing and were in company
with Elmer Felblnger, an Elgin lad,
who was also arrested. He is 18 years
The girls are Josephine DeWitt,
aged 18, who was sent to Geneva from
Cuba ,111, for delinquency, and Mary
Keneflck, aged 17, sent to the home
from Joliet on a similar charge.
The local police received a tele
graph message from Geneva Saturday,
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and have since been on the lookout for
the girls. -Felblnger said be came to
this city with the girls in a box car.
The young women will be sent bad
to the institution and the youth will
be dealtwlth according to law.
SILVIS DOCTOR'S CAR
IN A NARROW ESCAPE
An automobile belonging to Dr. W.
D. Chapman of Silvia came near being
destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon,
the conflagration being starred by
spontaneous combustion brought on by
the excessive heat. A small quantity
of gasoline leaked into the reserve
tank and the sun's rays apparently
caused it to explode. The fire depart
ment succeeded in putting out the
blaze, but not until -tha car had been
damaged to the extent of about (150.
The accident occurred while Mr.
Chapman was cranking the engine and
he might have suffered serious injury
had he been in the car at the time ol
Members of the degree staff of Thor
Dodge, No. 9, 1. O. V., left Saturday
for the old Norwegian camp on Rock
river, to enjoy a three-day outing. Of
ficers of the lodge and ladies of the
staft. members were guests of the staff
boys yesterday. One of the features
prepared for their entertainment was
a catfish dinner served in Viking style.
Plow City Court of Honor, No. 100,
Friday evening enjoyed an ice cream
and cake social, after a meeting that
in spite of the heat was well attended
and the members held a summer re
union. Three candidates braved the
heat and were initiated by the officers
of Rock Island court, No. 31. Arrange
ments were made to hold a picnic on
July 25, place to be decided at a meet
ing of the committee to be held with
Mrs. Anna Long next Wednesday
evening. A delegation of 20 members
of the Rock Island court was in at
tendance. M0LINER INJURED WHEN
CAUGHT IN PROPELLER
John Cassidy, 512 Twentieth street,
was the victim of a painful accident
late Saturday afternoon while motor
boating with a party of friends. When
they reached to shore after a trip on
the Mississippi Cassidy leaped out and
in some manner daught his foot in the
propeller, which was still going. His
foot was severely cut. and the aid of
a physician was necessary to attend
to his wounds. He is now at the city
hospital, and will not be able to get
about for several days.
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at the discount
H. Budd, Local Representa
tive, Returns From De
The Argentine Republic Is experi
encing the worst crisis in its history
at the present time, according to J. H
Budd, engineer and traveling represen
tative of the Root & Van Dervoort
company and the Moline Automobile
company in South America.
He has just returned for the third
time and with the exception of two
brief vacation visits to this country.
has spent the last six years in the
southern continent, most of It in Ar
The crisis to which he refers is
chiefly agricultural, but inasmuch as
the chief natural resource is the soil,
the result is stagnation of the country
in all its various phases of activity.
And the prime cause of the crisis is
excessive rainfall. For the last eight
months there, has been continuous
rain. The rain began Nov. 1 of last
year and as yet there is no sign of a
So excessive has been the fall of
rain that it is now regarded as a weath
er phenomenon, and as noted an au
thority as Gill of England has studied
the situation only to be completely
baffled in attempting to explain the
reasons for the continued downpour.
About the time the rainy spell start
ed one of the largest crops of corn
in the history of the republic was rl
most ready to harvest. The harvest is
not yet completed and a vast majority
of the crop is an entire loss. Vast
areas of the corn are flooded too deep
to hope to recover the ears and every
where can be seen stalks sprouting
from the husks that encase the grain.
H OBITUARY REUURU
Funeral of Miss Ida Wooden.
Funeral services for Miss Ida May
Wooden were held at the home of
Thomas Rosborough, 1712 Third street,
Saturday afternoon,, with burial in
Riverside cemetery. Pallbearers were
V. L. Landstrom, D. Steinberg, F. T.
Martm, G. H. McEwen, Oscar Martin
son and William Dinsmore.
Funeral of Mrs. Mary Bolin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bo
lin were held at the Esterdahl chapel
Saturday afternoon, and in the Mis
sion Tabernacle later. Rev. J. M. Jo
hansen officiating. Pallbearers were
John Johnson, John Strombeck, Nels
A. Roosen, Frank Ecker, John Leaf
and August Fogelstrom. Interment
was in Riverside cemetery.
Funeral of Margaret Lofgren.
Funeral services for little Margaret
Lofgren, who met death last week
from burns in an explosion of gaso
line, were held at the home of the
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Lofgren, 2334 Eighteenth avenue, Sun
day afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Edward
Eckstrom officiating. The Misses Es
ther and Bertha Anderson sang. Pali- j
bearers were four little girl friends,
Lorena Strayer, Vera Posten, Freda
Cortez and Margaret Vlager. Burial
was in Riverside cemetery.
Beatrice Burton, five months old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bur
ton, Watertown, died. yesterday morn
ing at 4:30, death being due to tuber
culosis. The funeral was held at 2:00
o'clock this afternoon, -with interntent
la the Hampton cemetery.
PETITIONS OF 900
First Place Winners Will Prob
ably Be Announced Today
by Secretary State.
Springfield, 111., July 13. Prece
dence of candidates or the wildly de
sired "first place" In congressional
and legislative districts for the Sep
tember primaries, will be determined
by Secretary of State Harry Woods
This was the word from the secre
tary of state's office after the full office
force had spent a wilting Sunday in
compiling a list of the primary peti
tioners. By working three shifts of clerks,
James O. Monroe, Secretary Wood's
chief lieutenant, was able to make
public an unofficial but complete tabu
lation of all of the petitions which
Out of the chaos of documents
which were shot'in all forms and con
ditions the total number of entries for
offices subject to filing with the sec
retary of state sifts down to about
The list of nominations include:
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
Barratt O'Hara, democrat. '
Roger C- Sullivan, democrat.
James Traynor, democrat.
Harry Woods, democrat.
William E. Mason, republican.
Republican Charles Ev Hook.
remocrat W. C. Clifford.
CLERK SUPREME COUVf.
Democrats Dennis Horan, Albert
J. Tlvnn, John P. Corbett, John P. Dil
lou. Alexander W. Crawford.
! Republican Charles W. Baldwin.
CONGRESSMAN AT LARGIS.
I Democrats William Elsah Wil
liams. Jacob W. Rausch, John Burke,
Lee D. Mathias, William Gleeson.
Republicans Burnett M. Chiper
field, Loui3 J. Behan, J. McCan Davis.
Fourteenth Democrat, Clyde H.
Thirty-third Republican, Frank A.
j Landee, Charles A. Clark.
I STATE REPRESENTATIVE.
Thirty-third district Republican,
i William. J. Graham, Thomas Campbell;
! democrat, E. L. Werts.
! STATE COMMITTEE.
Fourteenth Democrat, John W. Wll-
BEGS LANDLADY'S PARDON
FOR SUICIDE IN HER HOUSE
Birmingham, Ala., July 13. George
A. McCalium, a carpenter, in a letter
to his landlady apologized profusely
for ending his life in her house.
"Kind lady," he said. "I beg a thou
sand pardons for doing this rash act
in your homo. Please forgive me and
have pity on the dead."
The man declared in another note
to his sweetheart:
"I cm going by the carbolic acid
route, sweetheart. I have loved you as
no man ever can love you again. Go
to the bank, draw out my money anl
put it ia your name. I leave you all my
worldly possessions. Tell all our
friends good-by for me, and don't neg
lect to wear black for me. It will
help you to remember me, and I shall
feel better in the other world to know
you are showing my memory some re
spect." NO SMALLPOX IN HOME NOW
25 INMATES HAD DISEASE
Davenport health authorities have
successfully stamped out the smallpox
epidemic which has been raging in St.
Vincent's orphanage for the past five
weeks, and quarantine was lifted Sat
urday. The first cases were reported on
June 5, eight children having contract
ed the contagion. City Physician Mid
dleton ordered the entire institution
quarantined, and every child was or
One hundred and twenty children
were exposed, but only 25 of them con
tracted the smallpox. The origin of
the contagion ia still a mystery.
Vegetable sponges are used a great
deal by the poorer class of natives in
Ecuador. They assert, they Are better
in washing dishes and in bathing than
are the animal sponges.
DIES IN MOLINE
Civil War Veteran and Pioneer
Merchant of Plow City
Passes to Beyond.
Sanner L. Wilson, veteran of th
Civil war, a pioneer merchant of th
city, died Saturday evening at 6:30
uis iiume, u9 ssixm avenue, after
several years of patient suffering.
Sanner L. Wilson was bora March
7. 1848, in Litchburg, pa and enllatej
In Co. H.. 22d Pennsylvania cavalry
at the outbreak of the Civil war. H
served In the conflict to the end, ta.
ing part in many important battles am
acquitting himself in a worthy man
ner. In 1870 he married Miss Hi
Schnell of Litchburg, and seven yean
later moved to this city, where be be
came a partner with John M. Holt, a
groceryman. F. A. Landee now hat
the grocery store which these two men
conducted for some years after 1877.
After engaging in the grocer bnii
ness for a number of years Mr. WIJ.
son disposed of his share of the buil.
ness and became a traveling salesman
for a large wholesale grocery house.
He left this firm to conduct a whole
sale commission house here.
Mr. Wilson was a member of th
R. H. Graham post of the Grand Army
of the Republic No. 312. Left to
mourn in addition to the widow, are
five children, Mrs. Edna White, Mn.
Reynold M. Johnson, both of thlg city,
Mrs. Irene McFarland of Peoria, m,
and Herbert and William Wilson, alto
Funeral services were held this
morning at 10 o'clock at the horns.
Rev. R. S. Haney officiating. Inter
ment was in Riverside cemetery.-
FIGHTING BULL TOSSES
SWORD AND KILLS A MAN
Madrid, Spain, July 13. The bulla
carried off the honors in the bull fight
In the event for amateurs the sword
of one of the toreadors was caught by
the bull and tossed Into the stand. It
struck a spectator in the neck, killing
A Mexican swordsman, Migeul Frey,
after killing the first bull In a later
contest, was mortally gored by the
The fighting then stopped for the
M "UNLUCKY BRfG.
One Abandoned, the Warie Celesta
Came to a Bad End.
There are few people who have not
heard of the case of the American brig
Marie Celeste, which in 1S72 was inex
plicably abandoned in calm weather off
the Azores by a crew never after beard
from. Few, however, know that It
ended its career many years later at
the hands of the barrator.
On its last voyage it cleared from
Boston for Port au Prince, Haiti, os
tensibly with a cargo of valuable gen
eral merchandise, Insured for $30,000.
When within a few miles of its desti
nation it went ashore near MIragoan
and became a total wreck. The cap
tain, Parker, promptly sold the cars
sight unseen, to American Consul
Mitchell for $500. Mitchell saved It
at some trouble, but lived to wish l
When the underwriters agent arrived
on ttiS scene to investigate, he found
several funny things about the cargo.
One case shipped as cutlery and In
sured for $1,000 contained dog coUata
worth $50. Barrels supposed to contain
expensive liquors were full of worth
less dregs, a consignment of salt fish
insured for $5,000 was rotten. n"
other articles mentioned In the bill of
lading proved to be in keeping.
Consul Mitchell, not only duped, bot
outlawed, stood not on the order of bl
going, but cleared out for tall timber.
The captain of the brig was tried in tt
United States district court in Boatoa
convicted and sentenced to a long term
in prison, where he died three montM
later. David A. Wasson in Outttf
Lawn mowers find a good market
in South America, but they must
of strong construction so as to t&
tect the gearing from grit
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