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THE ROCK' . ISLAND-' ARGUS
TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1908.
TRIED TO SAVE
CAR FARE BUT
" LOST S UFE
Dennis H. Watson of Silvis
Attempted to Board a Mov--..
t ing Train in Molina.
RAIL ACCIDENT AT COLONA
Russell West Caught Between Cars on
Sylvan Bridge While Returning ' .
From Work. .
Dennis H. Watson, aged 26 years, a
laborer residing at. Silvis, was fatally
injured by a Rock Island local freight
train about 6:30 last evening in Mo
line. He was trying to board a freight
car at Eighth street, and-missed his
hold, being thrown down beside the
rails. It is supposed that an oil box
or Bome ' other projection struck him
on the head, for his skull was crushed
and he died on the way to the hos
pital., . .
.Watson -was employed by Anton
Swenson, a Silvis sidewalk contractor.
He, made his home In Silvis. rooming
at the home. of Mrs. Andrew Ander
son. ' . .
AVorklag In Mollue.
Yesterday he was at work at 313
Fourteenth avenue, Moline, and on
quitting work for the day he went to
the railroad tracks to jump a train for
home. The Rock Island local, with
Engineer Holland at the throttle, was
the first to pass, and he made the at
tempt The train crew did not see the
accident, but bystanders did, and they
picked up his almost lifeless, form and
called the ambulance. The victim nev
er recovered consciousness.
Watson same to Moline four years
ago from North Branch, Mich., and has
relatives living there.
Caught Hrtwern Two Car.
Russell (West, 1034 Twenty-first
6treet, was the victim of an accident
yesterday, afternoon when, he was re
turning from his work on the arsenal
and sustained severe bruises. . '"Mr.
West was riding a wheel and when
on the bridge he slowed up to allow
a car that was approaching him from
this side to pass him. , He did not see
that there was a car directly in his
rear that was coming at a fairly high
speed and the result was that when
he slowed down he was struck by the
car from the rear and hurled to the
floor of the bridge. He was between
the two cars when they passed and
there is a chance that he was as much
hurt by being crushed between them
as he was in being struck. The am
bulance was called at once and the
injured man was taken to his home
"where his injuries were examined.
Two physicians were summoned and
it was decided that Mr. West's injuries j
were not as serious as were at first
feared and that there were no. bones
hrnUpn Tho rvain from tha hrnlcse
was so great, however, that the in
juries could not be definitely located.
This morning the victim of the acci
dent was resting much easier and the
pain had abated considerably-.
Knocked Off the Track.
- Frank Schmidt,, aged 52, single, and
having no home address, was struck
by a Burlington freight train yester
day afternoon while walking on the
right of "way near Colona. He was
thrown in the air and alighted beside
the track. '. The train was stopped and
the crew went to pick up the supposed
corpse, To their surprise, however,
v tbey found the man showed signs of
life. He was hurried, to this city and
taken to St. Anthony's hospital, .where
it was ascertained that no bones were
broken and that there were no injuries
of a really serious nature, though
there were abrasions about the head
"Billiken" has arrived and is
on display in our window.
He Is commonly known as
Billy, the good luck god
"the god of things as they
ought to be." Billy preserves
- the .balance of things from
'the rash acts of the headless
and thoughtless and always
makes you 'smile.
V We can't tell him but wilt
lend him to you for 99 years
. for 75c. Every business man
should have him on the desk
and ,'. every woman ;. should
burn. Incense . to his little
and many . painful ; bruises about, the
body. , , - ,.
I Hit hy II Aato.
' Alfred Kolloff ,bf 917 -Ninth
avenue was run ' down by an
auto last evening at5: 15 at the corner
of Twentieth street and Fourth ave
nue. The young man was riding a bi
cycle, going north on Twentieth street,
when he was hit by the auto, -which
was eastbound. , The young map. was
thrown from the bicycle, and his arm
was badly bruised. ' His wheel was to
We: driver' of the automobile
did . not '.'. stop his machine, but
went tearing on up the avenue, not
waiting to see how seriously his vic
tim had been injured. The police have
been unable to learn whose machine It
was that figured in the accident Chief
Eckhart is preparing a campaign for
the enforcement of the speed laws for
automobiles, and the matter was infor
mally discussed by the aldermen last
evening previous to the council ses
- Fnlr tonight and ' WVdnettdayi not
iiiueh rhaaice In temperature.
J. M. SHEAIER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. m., CO; at 3:30
p. m., 73. Maximum temperature In lant
24 iiuurx, TM; minimum, 58. Velocity of
24 hours, 78; minimum, R8. eVlocHf of
Triad it a. m., 6 milea per aour. Staire
of water, 11.8 feet, n Hue of 3 foot In
laMt24 bourn. Precipitation up1 to 7 a.
in., none. ' .
June 9 In History;
1793 John Howard
author of -Home.
1811-Sara Payson Willis.
later Eldrldge and Fanny Fern,
filially Parton born: died 1S72;
known as Fanny Fern. -
1S70 Charles Dickens, novelist, died?
born 1812. " -1901
Edward Moran, noted painter of
marine and landscape scenes, died
in New York city; born 1829.
Sun sets 7:26, rises 4:24; moon sets
2:05 a. m.; moon's age 11 days; 9 p. in.,
all Jupiter's four satellites seen closely
grouped about the planet; planet Mer
cury seen in west after snuset.
New ' ' :' ''" ' .'
Island City Shoe store.
Opposite Harper house.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Jones for second hand goods.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co. clean carpets and rugs.
Tan oxfords, tan oxfords, Island City
Go to Muscatine on the steamer J.
S. Sunday afternoon.
Misses' and children's tan 'oxfords.
Island City Shoe store.
Sell me your household goods
Jones, second hand and loans.
Women's tan oxfords from $1.50 and
up at Island City Shoe store.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue.
Don't forget the Eagles' degree team
dance at Watch Tower inn Wednesday
evening, June 10. '
First excursion of the season on
steamer J. S. Sunday atternoon. June
14. to Muscatine.
The Aiken Street Sewing society
will meet tomorrow afternoon with
Mrs. J. A. Reid, 520 Sixteenth street.
See A. L. Bruner for piano tuning,
regulating, voicing and repairing. All
work guaranteed. 425 Nineteenth street.
New phone 5291. ; " ;
The Junior league of the First
Methodist church will hold its annual
picnic Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at
Long View park.
Afternoon excursion to Muscatine on
the J. S., Sunday, June 14. Leaves
Rock Island 3 p. m.; arrives Musca
tine 5:30 p. m.; -leaves Muscatine
C:30 p. m. Fare only 50 cents.'
"The original official luck bringer pa
ut, all"-J-"Billiken," commonly known
as '"Billy,".' Is introduced to Rock Is
land today by Ingalls' jewelry store.
It Is a good luck omen, and learn to
Attend the lawn sociable Wednesday
afternoon and evening at the home of
Mrs., J. O'Neal, 1725 Twentieth- street,
given under the auspices of the Visi
tation guild. The hours will be from
2:30 to 11. . '.' r
Out ot the imbroglio, involving a
defunct local publication, and other
things, came forth today," "The Mora
ing Tri-Citv Journal." with date of
Davenport-Rock Island-Moline. and
with office of publication in this city.
Mechanically it resembles closely its
predecessor." Politically it Is. indepen
dent It is published at 1816 Third
avenue by W. W. ' Wilmerton. ,
Rheumatism Cured in Three Days.
. N. B. Langley, Madison. "Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it In
my neck so I could not' turn my head.
and all through my body. : I tried
three doctors ' and - many remedies
without any relief whatever until
procured Dr. Detchon's - Relief for
Rheumatism. In a few hours the pain
was relieved," and - In three days the
rheumatism was completely cured, and
I Was at work. Sold br Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second avennv Hock Island :
Gust. Schlegel & jr vjVc-.t Second
1 fl 9
JUNE 15 TO BE FUG DAY
"Governor Deneen . in Proclamation
Urges General Observance.
Springfield, 111., June 9. Governor
Deneen yesterday issued a proclama
tion fixing Monday, June 15, as Flag
day. Among other things the procla
mation says: "I recommend that fine
day be observed in all parts of our
state by the display of the national
emblem upon our. public buildings,
school houses, business houses and
homes, and in participation in such
ceremonies as are appropriate to this
patriotic occasion." -
ESCAPED MURDERER FOUND
John Fleming, Under Life Sentence,
Discovered in Jail as Horse Thief.
Galesburg, 111., June 9. W. A. Gar
ner of the Micni'gan City penitentiary
yesterday afternoon identified J. H.
Simmons, alias Cortland, held. In the
county jail here for horse stealing, as
John Fleming, a murderer, who. was
serving a life sentence in the Michigan
City institution, but who escaped a
year ago. Since his escape Fleming
has been working in this vicinity. Six
teen years ago Fleming murdered the
sheriff at Kokomo, Ind, when the lat
ttr was trying to arrest him for lar
ceny, and-was given a life sentence.
MRS. F. BREWSTER IS FREED
Millionaire's Wife May Marry Noble
man and Join King's Court.
Sioux Falls, S. D., June 9. Mrs
Franklin Brewster, whose husband is
a millionaire of Rochester, N. Y., has
been granted a divorce here and lef
for the home of her son-in-law, Sena
tor Frelfnghausen of New Jersey
Mrs. Brewster has said here that she
might marry an attache of the king
m mk Life
Only durable furniture the kind in which the out-of -sight parts are as honestly and perfectly made as thos; exposed to view is the only kind that finds a place here. .It's furniture
guaranteed by us to give satisfaction. '. . '' ' ; ' - : r ' . - 1
Not only is it durable fumitu -e, but stylish furniture furniture right up to the moment In design and treatment furniture priced just as low as it Is possible to quote. .Vife're prepared
to give you a generous dollar's worth for every dollar you spend here. , ; . ' f T i- - ''. ' '
THE EXTRAORDINARY . BARGAINS IN CARPETS, RUGS, ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE, STOVES, ETC, during this, OUR JUNE SALE; should lead you here to do ycur buy
ing you'll be more than pleasei with what we have to show you. ; . . t '. !; I . ' ..ir f ' f A 4;' ' 'tf jt 7fflCSn,C J , I '. "
for 1.50 Shirts
of Greece. Her daughters. Mrs. Ash
itm Knight of Paris and Mrs. Frellng-
hnusen, were presented at the Grecian
court and at that time Mrs. Brewster
met the court official. If she marries
fcini she-will became a lady In waiting
irs tin a mi arm v
MJ?$. YATES IS NEAR DEATH
Physician Gives Hope of Only a Few
More Days of Life.
Jacksonville, III., June 9. News from
the bedside of Mrs. Catherine Yaies,
motner of former Governor Richard
Yates, is that she still lies in a coma
tose state, although sne appears a lit
tle brighter. Her attending physician
states that she may pass away any
moment and that she may live, a few
Government Wins in Ontario.
- Toronto, Ont, June 9. The election
for the Ontario legislature took place
yesterday, and the results indicate that
Premier Whitney and the conservative
party have again swept the province.
The government had a majority of 39
on dissolution. Indications now are
that they will return with 60 majority,
the liberals having carried but 20 seats
out of a total of 105. "
Dies Practical Joke Victim.
Pittsburg, June 9. A victim of prac
tical jokers, Morris Caseberg, 22 years
old, died yesterday at a hospital. He
had been employed at the Duquesne
Steel works, and on May 30, it is al
leged, fellow workmen inflated bis
body by compressed air, causing peri
tonitis. One arrest has been made,
and others are expected.
Henry Dressen ha3 removed his sa
loon from Ninth street and Seventh
avenue to 1700 Fourth avenue.
Furniture ; .Gas"petf Company,
READY TO SIGH UP
Exposition Committee Has Practically
Completed Disposition of $10,
000 Worth of Stock.
The committee soliciting for sub
scriptions of stock for the new expo
sition enterprise has about finished its
work and it is expected that the $10,
000 necessary will be secured by
night.' Mr. Barton of Cedar Rapids
will be here in a few days and ar
rangements will then be made for
joint bookings with that city, thus
making it possible to secure a better
line of attractions for the opening ex
position than would otherwise be pos
sible. THE MARKETS.
Chicago, June Following are the
market quotations today:
July, 85 87, 85, 8C.
September, 84, 85Vi, S4V4. 84.
December, 85, 86, 85. 85?'8. .'
May, C6, 67, 66, 66..
July. 65, 66, 65, 66.
September,, 55, 56, 55, 55.
May, 42. 43. 41?4 42.
July, 35, 3, 35, 35.
July. 13.70, 13.80, 13.65, 13.80.
September, 13.91, 14.07, 13.92. 14.05..
July. 8.57, 8.57. S.52, 8.57.
September, 8.75. 8.77, 8.72, 8.77. .
July, 7.47, 7.52, 7.45, 7.52.
Brady Street,; Davenport, Iowa.
for 50c Underwear
1.1 9 for 1.50
70, 7.75, 7.67 7.73.
Receipts today: Wheat. S(V; corn,
450; oats, 186; hogs, 16,000; cattle,
4,000; sheep, 13,000.
Estimated receipts Wednesday:
Wheat, 28; corn, 225; oats, 120; hogs.
Hog market opened shade higher.
Hogs left over, 7,000. Light, $5.15
5 60; mixed and butchers. 15.205.62;
good heavy, $5.105.62; rough heavy.
Cattle market opened 10c lower.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha: Hogs, 10,000; cattle, 4,000.
Kansas City: Hogs, 2,000; cattle.
Hog market closed weak to 5c low
er. Light, $5.10(05.55; mixed and
butchers, $5.155.55; good heavy,
$t.l05.55; rough heavy, $5.105.30.
Cattle market closed weak. Beeves,
$4.907.65; cows and heifers. $2.40'
C.20; stockers and feeders, $2.605.50.
Minneapolis: Today, 171; last week,
161; last year, 202.
Duluth: Today, 49; last week, 139;
last year, 141.
Export clearances: Wheat and flour,
264,000; corn, 9,000; oats, 5,000.
New York Stocks.
New York, June 9. Following are
the Quotations on the stock market to
day: Gas 91. U. P. 147. U. S. Steel
preferred 101, U. S. Steel common
37, Reading 113, Rock Island pre
ferred 36, Rock Island common 17,
Southern Pacific 86, N. Y. Central
104, Missouri Pacific 46, Smelters
75, C. F. I. 27, Canadian Pacific
15994, Illinois Central 130, Penna
121, Erie 22, C. & O. 44, B. R. T.
48, B. & O. 88. Atchison 82. Loco
motive 49, Sugar. 127, St. Paul
imzm tieip x pu
furniture the first point to be considered should be that of durability
satisfy yourself that it is of such a character as to- give you years of sat-
isfactory service. .Then look for style and lastly see that you get full value for your
money. - .. . -- '
Furniture should last a lifetime and only that made from properly seascned woods and
made by skilled workmen can be expected to do so. Furniture' "made to sell" of un
seasoned wood and hurriedly and cheaply put together is unsatisfactory to say the
least. ' ? '
133. Copper C6, Republic Steel pre
ferred 69, Republic Steel common 17,
Southern Ry. 17.
, LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. -
Rock'Lsland, June 9. Following are
the wholesale prices In the local mar
ket today: --
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 14c.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 9c;
ducks, per pound, 9c; geese, per pouud
Butter Dairy, 18c.
Vegetables Potatoes, 45c toCOc.
Hogs $5.00 3 $5.35.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00 ;cows,
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 76c to 77c; oats, 50c
Forage Timothy hay, $11 to $13;
prairie, $7 to $10; clover, $10 to $11;
straw, $6. :
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to Sc.
For a Sprained Ankle.,
As usually treated, a sprained ankle
will disable the injured person for "a
month or more, but by applying
Chamberlain's Liniment and observ
ing the directions with each bottle
faithfully, a cure may be effected in
many cases in less than one week's
time. This liniment is a most remark
able preparation. Try it for a sprain
or bruise, or when laid up with chron
ic or muscular rheumatism, and you
are certain to be delighted with the
prompt relief which it affords. For
sale by all druggists.