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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. MOXDAY, MAT II. Ini.
""MOUNE'S SECTION" QF THE ARGUS j iii I - - i"; DAMAGE IN STORM UP IN THOUSANDS Terrific Windstorm Visits Mo line and Vicinity Late Sunday Night. NO INJURIES REPORTED Telephone land Telegraph Companies Sutter Heavily Fire Reported From Lightning. Damage to the extent of thousands of dollars was done by the heavy wind storm which hit Mo'ine and vicinity late Sunday night, the local telephone and telegraph companies being the heaviest losers while the railroads also experienced considerable trouble. The damage was done by the wind tearing down tree?, te'egraph, tele phone and trolley wires, lightning striking trees and harns, and the heavy rain which fell causing washouts on the railroads nearby. At the home of Gilbert Fleet, 616 N'lneteenth street, a larf tree was struck by lightning, a limb crashing through the roof and caur.ngsa panic among the occupants of the house. The dmaee wi:i amount to several hun dred dollars. No one was injured. Wires are Blown Down. Telephone, teleeraph an J trolley wires were blown down in ail parts of the city and large forces of men were busy today repairing the damaee- A number of '.ive wires were blown down, but luckily no injuries from fn's cause occurred. It is estimated that in addition to the damage ment'one i about 200 trees were uprooted, blown down or struck by lightning. Barn is Burned. In Hampton, on the bluff, a barn owned by Mrs. Henry Reilline. was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Reports that many other places in the countv were struck by liphtning could not be verified today. The borne of John Swan, located on Twenty-seventh street, was struck by ' lightning, but did not burn. None of i the members of the family was In jured, but damee to t'.ie extent of about $100 wag done. In Kast Moline the only serious dam age don was the blowing over of a concrete wa'l which had been erected for a new garage. EAST MOLINE DAILY PAPER TO BE PUBLISHED WEEKLY After 22 days as a daily newspaper the East Moline Daily Record, the first "every 24 hour paper" ever pub lished in that city, has given up and will publish hereafter as a weekly. Whan Warships Were Cheaper. Warship expenditure of the present time would have horrified the Emperor William I. Andrew r. White, for many years American minister In Berlin, re cords that lu an Interview with the old emperor in 1&S1 "be asked me some questions about the Elbe. In which 1 was about to travel to New York. 1 told him how beautifully It w.is equip ped, it being the first of the larger ves sels of the North German Lloyd. lie answered: 'Yes: what Is now doing In the way of shipbuilding Is wonderful. This morning I received a letter from my son. the crown prince, who Is at Osborne and has Just visited a great English man-or-war. It Is wonderful, but It cost 1.000.000 sterling $o.000. 000)." At this he raised h!s voice and. throwing np both hands, said very earnestly. 'We can't stand It. we can't tand it ' "Chicago News. cm nottt 0 - REGULARS GUARD WATERWORKS; ARMY FLYERS STUDY COUNTRY jsr J.j- iA 4 if ? " , - 5 rz AlS r uuini nu '."Pm"" ' ."Ty""' .""I ... T.,.-g:-J3 ) - nM .... . j -fe-. ' : These pictures were tken a guarding waterworks. Ixwer photo Cruz after a trip over the Mexican ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT Local Y.M.C.A. Will Choose Of. ficers and Consider Mat ters of Finance. The annual meeting of the Moline Y. M. C. A. wi:i be held tomorrow eve ning, at which time officers for the en suing year will be elected. The stand ing committees will also be named. Matters of finance are expected to take up a considerable portion of the time of the meeting, owing to the fact that recent drastic action has been taken in reducing expenses by elimin ating certain salaried offices which It was decided were unnecessary. ? OBITUARY RECORD )i Funeral of Alfred Larson. Funeral services for Alfred Larson, the Velie Motor-Vehicle company em ploye who dropped dead last Friday, were held at the home, 427 Forty-third street. Rock Island. Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. A. F. Bergstrom officiat ing. Interment was in Riverside ceme tery. Funeral of Henry Sandstrom. Impressive funeral services were held for Henry Sandstrom in the Swedish Olive lodge rooms Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, members of that QUALITY FIRST First in the fields of waving grain First in the choice of our buyers First in scientific milling First in the opinion of thousands of house wives First in the Flour Bin . ' G0LDRIM The Flour you 11 en joy using for Pastry, Cakes, Bread, Biscuits and all baking. 'As k your grocer for GOLDRIM this week. QUALITY FIRST few days ago at Vera Cruz. Upper photograph shows American soldiers shows Lieutenant Bellinger of the army aviation corps returning to Vera camps and country to the west of Vera Cruz. lodge and the Frej lodge taking part. Axel H. Kohler delivered the sermon. The Olive Male chorus furnished music, the leader singing a solo, "Rest in Peace." The services were attend ed by a large number of druggists from both Rock Island and Moline. Carl J. Larson. Carl J. Larson. 2510 Fifth avenue, died at 2:40 this morning after four months of IUnes3 with dropsy. De ceased was born Oct. 11, 1842, in Sweden, emigrating to this country al most 50 years ago. Ho first settled in Chicago, later moved to Indiana, and then came to this city, where he has since resided, having been em ployed for the most of the time at the plant of Deere & Co. He was a mem ber of the Swedish Lutheran church. Left to mourn are the widow and three children, Mrs. Emily Lundberg and Charles Larson of this city, and Mrs. Ray Mitchell of Chicago. One brother and six grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2i30, Rev. Bergstrom officiating. Miss Gertrude Nicely. Miss Gertrude Nicely, oldest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nicely, Coal Valley, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock after a week's illness with pneumonia. She was born in Frank lin Grove, 111., July 10, 1893, and moved to Coal Valley with her parents when she was 12 years of age. Left to mourn In addition to the parents are two sis ters, Mary and Clara, at" home, and two brothers, Lloyd and Lafe of Still- man Valley. 111. Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and from the Coal Valley Pres byterian church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Board will officiate and interment will be in the Coal Valley cemeterv. j He Took No Chance. A physician known for bis coolness and skill in surgery went to a dentist to have a tooth extracted and other work done on his molars. "Will It be painful V asked the phy sician qunkiugly. "It'll be just as painless as one of your surgical operations," the dentist replied encouragingly. Grabbing up his hat hurriedly, the physician remarked as be started to ward the door: "I forgot I bad an en gagement in my office for this hour. I'll see you later, doc." Indianapolis News. An AcrobaHe Faat. The fresh air kid bad discoursed for thirty minutes on the acrobatic won ders of the vaudeville stage. "Huh. that ain't so much. sniffed the farmer's son at last. "We've got something in this very barn that will turn without moving." "Hain't neither! What Is It?" "Milk." Detroit Free Press. Hia Finish. i Saplelffb now much money do yon think a man ought to accumulate be fore he can safely ask a girl to marry him? Mlsa Keen It depends on the man. Mr. Snplelgh. Yon will probably have to accumulate several millions. Boston Transcript. Wis Man. Kiistntn Ton know Miss De Koy very well, don't you? Van Swain No. II nst ii hi What! 1 thought yon were engaged to tier? Van Swain So 1 aiu. Judge. AH the new s all tho time The Argus. ANOTHER SPECIAL ELECTION COMING City Commissioners Decide to Have Voters Select Mu nicipal Court Judge. City commissioners have definitely decided to call a special election for the purpose of selecting a municipal court judge, and the ordinance provid ing for the primary and election will be pas3ed as soon as the appropria tion ordinances are out of the way. From present indications the pri mary will be held in June and the elec tion in July. These two will make a total of five primaries and elections held in Moline this year, exclusive of school elections of which there have been two. Some three or four years ago the voters of the city decided to establish a municipal court but a room could not be provided until the new city hall had been built. A room has been set aside and fitted up at the new municipal building for this purpose. The salary of the judge is $3,000 per year and he is paid by the state. In I addition to the judge a clerk of the court must also be elected. There are at present three condi dates for the position of judge, but more will doubtless enter before the race has far advanced. Those who have already expressed a desire to be elected are G. O. Dietz. W. S. McClurg and T. M. Wheelock. There are no candidates out for the clerkship as yet. This office pays a fee salary. TOUCHES LIVE WIRE AND IS KNOCKED TO GROUND Thomas Brown, employed by the construction company which is erect ing the new high school building, nar rowly escaped . being electrocuted this morning when he brushed against a broken electric light wire. The shock threw him to the pavement and ren dered him unconscious, but there were no serious results. TIZ" GLADDENS I TIRED FEET "TIZ" makes sore, burning, tired feet fairly dance with delight. Away go the arhea and pains, the corns, callouses, bliatcra and bunions. "TIZ" draws out the acids and poisons that puff up your feet. No matter how hard you work, bow long you dance, how far you walk, or how lung you remain on your feet, "TIZ" brings restful foot comfort. -TIZ" ia won derful for tired. aclnnjr, swollen, smarting feet. Your fi-et just tingle for joy; shoos never hurt or (Win tight. (!rt a 2. cent box of -TTZ" now from any druggist or -department store. End foot torture forever wear smaller shoea, keep your feet fresh, btrvet aai happy. SOR Advertisement. SWALLOWS ACID DEATH IS RESUL1 Mrs. Betty Miller Found in Barn of Neighbor Dead From Car bolic Acid Poison. The body of Mrs. Betty Miller, 1167 Twenty-sixth street. Vs found lying In the barn of a neighbor. Mrs. Ada Voorhees, 1163 Twenty-sixth street, shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon. An empty bottle beating a carbolic acid label, which lay nearby, was evi dence of the manner of death. - Mrs. Miller left her home not long after the noon hour, supposedly to call on neighbors. The discovery was made by Mrs. Voorhees, who had oc casion to go to the barn. She sum moned Help and the body was removed to the house, where an examination by physicians showed that tae ovoman had been dead about half an hour. Mrs. Miller attempted suicide sev eral months ago by cutting an x-tery in her wrist and only by prompt med ical attention was her life saved. For some time the unfortunate woman had been suffering with nervous trouble, which seemed to have weakened her mind. She was 49 years of age. AS THACKERAY SAW US. Hie Opinion of American Cities and Civilization In 1352. Early in December of 1852 Thackeray wrote from New York city to a friend lu England: "I've been here and there in the 'upper ten" world, but not much. It's the most curious varnish of civili zation. The girls are dressed like the most stunning French actresses, the house furnished like splendid gambling houses. It's all gold and yellow bro cade, and little ladies are like French shop boys, and the houses are all so new. that the walls are not even pa pered, and on the walls in the midst of the hangings of brocade and the enormous 'gold frames and mirror you see little twopenny pictures and color ed prints. Two months later he wrote from Bal timore: "Now 1 bare seen three great cities Boston. New York. Philadel phia. I think I like them all mighty well. They seem to be not so civilized as our London, but more so than Man chester and Liverpool. At Boston Is very good literature company indeed. It la like Edinburgh for that a vast amount of toryism and donnishness everywhere; that of New York the sim plest and least pretentious, for it suf fices tbnt a man should keep a fine house, give parties and have a daugh ter to get all the world to him." Pitts burgh Press. STICK INSECTS. They Sleep In the Daytime by Going Into a Rigid Trance. One of the most curious Inhabitants of the Insect world is what is known as the stick insect, about which Pro fessor Schmidt of the Imperial uni versity of St. Petersburg has been making some strange discoveries. This queer insect remains in a quiet state during the hours of daylight. Until now it has always been supposed that this was slumber, but Professor Schmidt says it is really a state of catalepsy, or trance, which the insect has developed as a means of protec tion against its enemies. When in one of these trances the in sects will remain for hours In most abnormal positions standing on their beads, flat on their backs or with their legs extended high in the air and the body arched in the form of a bow. Only some prolonged excitement of the nervous system will rouse them from this rigid cataleptic state, but when the trance is over they show no signs whatever of muscular fatigue. The stick Insect passes all its days in a trance and feeds at night on the foliage of plants where It lives. Ex change. Amateur Headsman. Most of ns are wont to think of the beheadment as a relic of the dark ages. but the last decapitation which took place In the British isles was no later than 1S20. The victims were two un fortunates who had taken a part in the Bonnymnlr rising and were convicted of high treason. The sentence was car ried out in Stirling. Scotland. The beadsman, who was masked and wore a serge gown, was a small, nervous man who did his work so badly that it was not until the third stroke that he decapitated one of the unfortunates. The assembled crowd yelled "Murder 1" and the miserable beadsman was beard to remark, "I wish to heaven I bad not It to do." For a long time his iden tity wan a mystery, but it later devel oped that be was a young medical stu dent of Glasgow. The ax and the mask which be used on the occasion may still be seen. New York Sun. What He Left. Residing in a little village is a law yer who is famous for drawing wills In which branch of business he has Jong enjoyed a monopoly of the coun ry for miles around. A few months since a wealthy man died. There was much speculation aa to the value of the property, and the town gossip set about to And out the facts. lie hunted up the lnwyer. and. after a few preliminary remarka about the deceaaed. he said rather bluntly: "I suppose you made Brown's will?" "Yes." "Then you probably kuow how much he left. Would you mind telling me?" "Not at all." the lawyer answered, an he resumed his writing. "lie left every ihiua lie bud." Effort Before the time of Western Union Day and Night Letters business men used the tele graph in emergency as a final effort. Today, many of these same business men take advantage of letter length at telegraphic speed and minimum cost, and make that final effort first with astonishing results. THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. Full information gladly given at any officm 1 $3 Catching' ' the Flood, famine and relief for 2,500 years a never-ending cycle unbroken by study of cause, or adequate meas ures of prevention, nothing effectual done to stop the monotony of continu ous misery and continuous dole; here is a history about to be ended by what has been called the most gigantic piece of constructive philanthropy since the fabled days of Joseph of Egypt. In it says Winthrop D. Lane in The Survey for May, American initiative has been the leading string, an Ameri can philanthropic agency has held the forward end of that string, and Amer ican engineering skill will see the en terprise to its issue. Portations of the Chinese provinces of Anhui and Kiangsu have known lit tle rest from floods and subsequent famines for 25 centuries. Millions of dollars have been poured into the re gion in a single generation. Thou sands of tons of free grain have been sent in. Dikes and embankments have been built to confine the water, but little or nothing has been done to deepen channels or to furnish means IVORY NUT TREES. How the Fruit Changes From a Liquid to a Solid Substance. Once considered useless, the ivory nut has become an important product and now adds considerably to Ecua dor's export trade. Something like 20,000 tons are shipped from that country each year, worth about $1, 700,000, while Colombia and Panama are both Increasing their output. The tree Is a stunted palm fern with a 6hort thick trunk which grows slowly to a height of ten to twenty feet, marked by spiral lines or scars left by fallen leaves and fruit stems. The leaves resemble large gorgeous green feathers and are like those of the cocoanut palm, while the blossoms are of pure white and very fragrant The seeds or kernels resulting from these are first in the form of sacks of sweet, refreshing liquid that changes Into a soft, delicious, edible pulp and finally becomes lhe hard nut of cjm- M y Lady's Money awaiting investment should be deposited here on interest at 4 until a suitable investment is found. The balance in the bank will grow without effort on your part. Don't delay. 1 Chinese Tiger for the free and quick passage of the water to the sea. To all this an end Is now to be put. The rivers are to be reclaimed, all normal floods prevented, thousands of square miles of waste land to be mads productive, and hundreds of thousand! of people who are little better tiaa paupers are to be given the meant ot regaining independence and self respect. The flrst step in the negotiations which are to make this possible was taken early in 1911 by the Americaa i Red Cross. After a preliminary sur vey of the famine district, Charles D. Jameson, an American engineer, has pronounced prevention practicable and China has agreed to sell bonds to the amount of $20,000,000 to finance the measures proposed by Mr. Jameson. A board of five engineers is to go from this country in a few weeks to make a more intensive study of the ground. It is expected that a con tract for the work will be made by China with the J. G. White Engineer ing corporation, of Xew York. The work as at present planned will take six or seven years. merce. The nuts'ihature very slowly.' requiring from blossom to ripeness fully a year. The gathering of green or unripe tagua nuts is prohibited by low in Ecuador. . Hundreds of natives, called taguarof. make a business of gathering these nnts from the wild trees of the in terior of Ecuador, collect them on rafts and float them down the riven to Esmeraldas or other Pacific ports, where they are sold in open markets to the exporters. Argonaut Yesterday's Ball Game. Following are the scores In baseball games played yesterday by MoUn teams: Indiana, 12; Athletics, 4. Velie Grays, 4; Geneseo, i. Moline Tigers, 6, MathersvIIle. t. Rnhhortiftrt cloth, with a sparkling n aluminum dust, which reflects the light without heating. Is being experi mented with for balloons ana auto mobile tops.