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THE ROCK ISU AND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1910.
DANGER OF BIG
STRIKE IN SILVIS
Sealed Vote Taken by the Boil
ermakers' Union Will De
AWAIT OFFICERS' ANSWER
' Demands of All Trades Except Those
of Helpers Are Met by the
Whether there Is to be a general
strike of the workmen at the Silvis
chops of the Rock Island road depends
upon the action taken at a meeting of
the union boilermakers held last'even
The vote was upon the question of
the boilermakers standing by their
helpers in their demand for an increase
In wages of 2 cents per hour. The
members of the boilermakers' union
decline to divulge the nature of the
action taken. They say It will not be
made known until it has been passed
upon by the grand officers, to whom it
has been submitted for approval. A
week will ensue before the boiler
makers hear from the head officers of
their union on the matter. x
Advances All Around.
For six weeks committees represent
ing the various trades employed In the
Silvis shops have been in conference
with the railroad officials over the
scale of wages for the year 1910 at the
plant at that point. Adjustments
were reached in all trades excepting
the boilermaker helpers. In all in
stances a compromise was reached,
and the increase ranges from 1 to 4
cents an hour on the different classes
of work In which the men are engaged
in the ehops.
Half Cent Caoie of Split.
The boilermakers were allowed an
advance of 2 cents per hour and the
boilermaker helpers 1 cents per
hour. The helpers replied to the com
imny that they felt they were entitled
to (in Increase at least equal to the
V'MIenaakerfl. but the company an
gered finally in an ultimatum, arter
.i number of conferences, that it could
not meet the demand, and therefore
would refuse to do bo.
Appeal for Support.
The helpers appealed to the boiler
makers to support them in the event
of an attempt to'force their demands
by striking In sympathy with them,
but this the boilermakers hesitated to
do, inasmuch as they got what they
asked of the company. The boiler
maker helpers have persisted that the
boilermakers should "stand by them,
and the union of that trade met last
night to poll the vote of the organlza
fion as to what its position should be
in case of a strike of the helpers. A
strike of the boilermakers and their
helpers would tie up the .whole. plant
and put 1,200 men out of employment.
FRANKS A BIGAMIST
INJURY IS FATAL
Camille Van Landen, Crashed
Between Cars, Dies at Mo
line Hospital. -
LIVES ONLY A FEW HOURS
Ethel Palmer Will File Charge
Against Husband of Uae Gold
stone of Davenport.
Fai'.ine to stoo the marriage of her
alleged husband, Barney Kline
Franks, to Miss Rae Goldstone or
Davenport, Ethel Palmer of Des
Moines, who claims to be his first
wife, will file charges of bigamy
Mi6s Palmer declares she was mar
ried to Franks in Kansas City, Mo.,
September 1908. They lived togeth
er, her attorney asserts for more than
When she heard of his approach
ing marriage to Miss Goldstone,
which was to have occurred Sunday,
she left hurriedly for Davenport, ana
succeeded in stopping the ceremony.
She promised to return Tuesday with
proof of her marriage to Franks, but
sickness prevented. As a result, the
marriage was solemnized.
All Trains Delayed.
The passenger trains into Rock Isl
and on the various roads are still some
what delayed owing to the condition
of the tracks as the result of the heaVy
snowstorms and the exceedingly cold
weather of last night. All of the trains
are from one to five hours late.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is
not a common, every-day cough mix
ture. It Is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold In
the head, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by all druggists.
Body Is Terribly Mangled Tlirough
Being Pinioned by Couplers
Sister in Minnesota.
Camille Van Landen, who was crush
ed between two cars yesterday morn
ing in the railroad yards at Moline,
died of his Injuries at 4 o'clock In the
afternoon at the city hospital there.
Van Landen's only known living rela
tive Is a sister residing In Minnesota.
She has been notified of the fate that
befell her brother, and the body will
be held to await her instructions as to
Van Landen was 25 years of age and
unmarried. He was employed as a la
borer by Deere & Co. He was engaged
in shoveling snow on the company's
property. A team driving along caused
him to step over on the railroad tracks
to get out of the course of the ap
Pinioned by Conplera.
Van Landen walked between two
cars. He noticed haX one of the cars
was detached and supposed that the
other was. Suddenly one of the cars
was shunted back against the other
car, and Van Landen was pinioned be
tween them, the couplers catching him
at the waist line. He was terribly
crushed. He was immediately remov
ed to the hospital, but nothing could be
done for hlnv. owing to the . mangled
condition of his vitals.
No Blame Attached.
The switch engine that shunted the
car belongs to the Davenport, Rock Is
land & Northwestern. An inquest was
conducted last night, but no blame was
attached by the jury for the fatality.
HONOR FOR A LOCAL GIRL
Miss Irnia Kohn's Sketch Is Accepted
by Society of Western Artists.
Miss Irma Kohn, whose sketches
have won merited praise both at home
and abroad, has been notified that her
sketch, "The Lights of Saybrook," has
been accepted by the Society of West
ern Artists and will be hung at Its an
nual exhibit In Chicago in February.
Miss Kohn Is singularly honored In
having her sketch accepted by the so
ciety. It was exhibited at the Hall &
Martin art shop in Davenport during
the fall and attracted no little amount
of attention because of the beautifully
reflected lights upon the water. The
Society of Western Artists Is made up
of artists of Chicago and the west and
by the acceptance of her sketch Miss
Kohn Is eligible to membership in the
NO FUEL IN SIGHT;
SHOPS STILL CLOSED
Colonel Hobbs of Arsenal Says There
Is Nothing Definite as to When
.Work Will Resume.
The Rock Island arsenal shops re
mained closed today, as the authori
ties were unable to get any coal over
night, and once more the workingmen
had to be sent home this morning be
cause they cannot work without any
heat In the shops. All the employes
reported at the shops as usual this
morning and will continue to do so
until the shops open again. They are
paid teach time they do this about
enough to pay their car fare over and
from tlie island.
Colonel Hobb3 states that there is a
shipment of 14 carloads of coal on the
tracks somewhere between this city
and the Springfield coal district, but
that he is unable to locate It and the
railroads don't seem to know any more
about it than he does. When this coal
arrives the shops will open up again.
GRAND JURORS ON A
RECESS TILL MONDAY
The grand Jury which has been in
session since Monday afternoon ad
journed this afternoon for a few days.
Nothing concerning the Investigations
being carried on by the jurors was
made public. The jury will reassemble
again Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
and resume Its duties. It is under
stood at the court house that at least
another week will be spent by the jury
before it Is ready to report its finding?
to the court.
THING OF THE PAST
Hauling of Coal to City by
Wagon from Coal Valley
Mines Nearly Ended.
SUPPLY IS PLAYING OUT
Where There Used to Be 80 Loads
Received Dally There Are Now .
but Eight or Ten.
The coal banks at Coal Valley are
becoming a thing of the past as far
as the consumers In Rock Island are
concerned. In former years tons and
tons of coal were hauled in here and
sold on the market. During the past
two winter, however, little coal has
been hauled from the banks to this
city. During this past season only
two small loads have been brought
Several reasons can be given for
this. The banks from which the
teamsters used to haul the coal are
almost exhausted. A new bank own
ed by a company of men has been
opened recently, but the output is
not as large as that of the old bank.
The coal from the new "bank, how
ever. Is of very good quality.
, Then the roads leading from Coal
Valley Into Rock Island are anything
but the best for hauling heavy loads.
During last fall the heavy rains kept
them in a heavy condition. During
the past month, they have been cov
ered with snow and It has been im
possible to haul a heavy load over
them. Very few of the teamsters
own sleds and hauling such a heavy
commodity with sleds Is not a suc
cess. When the roads are In good
condition, it Is a long heavy pull for
a team and it does not pay to make
the effort with teams so much in de
mand for other work.
Collector Williams at the Milan toll
gate reports that where a few years
ago there were from 60 to 80 and even
more loads of coal brought in over the
bridges dally In the winter time, there
are but from six to ten on an average
Corkwood la Obsolete.
In former years a large amount of
cordwood was brought into Rock Is
land by the farmers. During this win-
As announced in the daily newspapers, M.& K. have purchased the
business of the Price Shoe Co., (known as the Boston in Rock Island
and the Price Shoe Co. Davenport) the largest shoe retailing busi
in the Tri-Cities. It is our intention to immediately close out the
immense stocks in the present quarters and on Saturday will begin
the greatest and grandest Shoe Sale ever held in the Tri-Cities.
This sale is significant as the "Boston" and Price Shoe Co. have a
wide spread reputation for carrying the finest lines of footwear in
On next Saturday 50,000 pairs of Shoes for Men, Women, Boys and
Girls, every leather, every shape, every size, from the best makers in
the land will be placed on Sale and priced regardless f cost.
You don't need any further explanation. You know what to expect
from M. & K., the Price Shoe Co. and the Boston.
The Boston Shoe Store, Rock Island
Price Shoe Co., Davenport
Special Preparations to Handle the Crowds.
Sale Starts Next Saturday Morning
The real test
is in the baking.
Other Baking Powders may make broad claims,
but when it comes to the production of real
delicious biscuit, cokes and pastry
proves its real worth. This is because of
its much greater leavening power and the
strict purity of its ingredients.
It costs only a trifle more than the cheap
and big can brands and much less than the
Trust Baking Powders.
Received Highest Award
World's Par Food Exposition
ter but one load has so far been Bold
on Market square.
Funeral of John E. Ryan.
The remains of John E. Ryan ar
rived here this morning from Omaha,
Neb., and were taken to the Wheelan
undertaking parlors. The funeral
will be held tomorrow morning at 9
o'clock from St. Joseph's church.
Dean J. J. Quinn will conduct the
services and burial will be In Cal
Mr. Ryan died Sunday morning at
his home In Omaha, where he had
lived for the past three years. He
was 62 years of age and was born at
Providence, R. I. He made his home
In Rock Island for 35 years previous
to his residence in Omaha. He is
survived by his wife, three daugh
ters, Mrs. Frd Gilchrist, of Wichita,
Kan.; Mrs. Nicholas Corn and Miss
Mary Ryan, Rock Island, and a
brother, F. M. Ryan, of Indianapo
lis. Mrs. Johnson Parker.
Mrs. Johnson Parker, aged 63 years,
died Tuesday afternoon at her home
in Coal Valley from a complication of
diseases. She had been 111 for some
time. Mrs. Parker Is survived by
three children, George and' Sadie Par
ker of Coal Valley and Mrs. William
Peters of Monmouth. Her mother.
stepfather and a sister live in Strea-
tor, UL; a brother in Dublin, Ohio,
and another brother in Filt, Colo. Her
husband died eight years ago..
The funeral was held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian
church In Coal Valley, Rev, Mr. West
officiating. Burial was In Coal Valley
Funeral of John J. Claussen.
The funeral of John Jacob Claus
sen was held this afternoon at 2
o'clock from the residence, 530 Sec
ond street. The services were con
ducted by Rev. Peter Wilhelm, pas
tor of the German Lutheran church.
Burial was in Chippiannock ceme
tery. Funeral of James Hill.
The funeral of James Hill, who died
yesterday afternoon at his home in
Andalusia, will be held from the Bap
tist church In that village at 4 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon. Interment will
be made in the cenjeterjr there.
LAYS JAIL PLOT;
THEN FOILS IT
Prisoner at Danville Accused of Mur
der Betrays Scheme to Break
Danville, ni., Jan. 6. Ristros Dinv
ttrl of Des Moines, Iowa, charged with
robbing and murdering Bozin Taee,
tipped oil to Jailor Taylor late last
night that the prisoners were plotting
to escape, the plot including the possi
ble killing of Taylor. Taylor was to
have been struck down with a heavy
iron bar, which was later found hid
den in a cell, and all the prisoners lib
erated. Dimitri said he and Henry Wagner
of Milwaukee were principals In the
scheme. He concluded the upsetting
of the plan would serve his liberty bet
ter than to run for it after having bad
a hand in the possible murder of the
DEFIES BLACK HAND; SHOT
Italian Merchant Killed While Asleep
in hhop at Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 6. Failing to comply
with a "black band" demand for $5,000,
B. Slnele, aged 60, an Italian merchant,
was shot and instantly killed by three
men this morning while be lay asleep
in the rear of his store. The assailants
escaped and no arrests have yet been
SENATOR PERKINS IS HURT
t Ails on Icy Walk at Washington and
Injures His Hpfne.
Washington, Jan. 6. Senator Per
kins of California slipped on the icy
sidewalk today and severely Injured
his spine. He was carried to his apart
ments where he was given medical intention.
Clothing on Fire.
The fire department was called to
the home of Louis Ammerman, 512
Eighth street, at 10 o'clock this
morning. Some bed clothing had
been set on Are. The damage was
conOned to the clothing.
B. J. Braack has returned to Mil
waukee. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Simon Lewis. 1524 Ninth avenue, last
Will Beecher left last night for
Hopkinsville, Ky., after spending two
Mr. and Mrs. Albert A, Smith and
children will leave this evening for
M. Sosna has returned home from a
visit with friends and relatives in Bos
ton and New York.
Miss Anna Ralston left this morn
ing for Notre Dame, Ind., to resume
her studies at St. Mary's college.
J. H. Davis of Greenville, 111., ar
rived here this morning for a brief
visit with his son, George Davis.
Miss Eileen O'Hara arrived In Rock
Island this morning from St. Louis.
re she spent he Christmas holi
days with her parents.
Morgan Sexton and John Shields,
Jr., left this afternoon for Dubuque,
where they will resume their studies
at St. Joseph's school.
Mrs. Thomas Hunter will leave this
evening for her home in Wichita,
Kan., after a visit with Mrs. E, Eberts
in this city. Mr. Hunter returned
Miss Margaret E. Wallace of Ba-
tavia, N. V., is the guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. Fred Maye of Twentyfifth
street. Miss Wallace will remain
here through the winter.
Mrs. Warren Fargo and son, Wal
lace, who have been the holiday
guests of the former's sister, Mrs.
Fred Maye, have returned to thefr
homo in Batavla, X. Y.
Dr. Alfred -Stocker was able to be at
his office today, the - first time in six
weeks, during which period he was
confined to his home by an attack of
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Reeves hp.ve
returned to their home in Colorado
Springs, Colo., after a, holiday visit
with Mr. Reeves' parents in Davenport
and friends In Rock Island.
Founder of Societies Dies.
New York, Jan. C. Mrs. Flora
Adams Darling, aged 70, founder of the
Dsughter- of tif Revolution and the
United States Daughters of 1812, s
Woman and Child Burned.
Lyons, Kan., Jan. C. Mrs.' Walter
Ellis and her daughter were bunmd
to death and her baby fatally burne4
in a fire that destroyed their home
here today. The blaze was caused by
a gas explosion.
Cotton is Demoralized.
New York. Jan. 6. The cotton mar
ket, demoralized this morning over the
weak showing of IJverpool cables and
March contracts, sold at a decline of
30 to 37 points. Later, however, rrlcea
rallied 25 to 30 points.
Virginia State School Burns.
Richmond, Va., Jan, C. The univer
sity college of medicine was destroyed
by fire this morning. All patients in
the hospital were saved. The loss Is
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy nev
er disappoints those who use it for
obstinate coughs, colds and Irrita
tions of the throat and lungs. It
stands unrivalled as a remedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sold by
Licensed to Wed.
Charles L. Reeves Moline
Miss Rose Anna Boyd Rock Island
George G. Schafer Port Byron
Miss Edna C. Lyferd Pert Byron
ft'icannlled like oalnt
on Qai Stove and
Pipe. Shines Itself. '
Won't wash off. at
up Rust. Makes old
Ebony Finish on Iron and Wood.
For sale by Rock Island Hardware
Company, 111 and Ehleb.