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THE- ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY. JUNE 2, 1908.
Albert Kuber of This City is
Honored by German Catho
lic Convention Here.
IS MADE A VICE PRESIDENT
Is Also Chosen as Delegate Business
Meetings of the State League
Come to a Close.
This morning's session of the State
League of German Catholic Societies
was preceded by the singing of the
' solemn requiem mass. In unavoidable
v absence of Miss Josephine Roche,
Professor H. Werth of Breese, 111.,
presided at the organ, and delegates
"S from the cities of Breese, Effingham,
Quincy, Springfield and East St. Louis
augmented the choir. Father J. Dett
mej of Chicago was celebrant, while
Fathers Stemfel and J. Wand acted
a? deacon and sub-deacon.
Immediately after mass the dele
gates assembled in Columbia hall and
the adjourned session was opened by
- President Rauen.
The chairman of the agitation com
mittee of the Belleville diocese report
ed activity and. the affiliation of the
Young Men's society of New Baden.
111., and St. Charles Benevolent so
ciety of East St. Ixwis, 111., with a
total of 79 new members was ;fti
I'ounced. A telegram from the state associa
tion of Germau Catholic societies of
Pennsylvania was received.
' It was reported by the recording
secretary that the homing pigeons
which were released, at the Harper
house Sunday returned to Chicago in
If hours and 30 minutes.
The officers were elected for the yenr
President Christ Amrhc-In, Spring
. ' field.
First Vice President Judge M. Gir
SecondVice President Albert Hu
ber; Rock Island.
Treasurer H. V. UlbrichBlooming
ton. Recording Secretary F. X. Mangold,
Financial Secretary H. J. Rechel-
, Executive Committee H. G. Reiss,
East Si. Louis; M. Walsdorf, Chicago;
John T. Maas, Quincy.
The delegates elected Rt. Rev. J.
Janssen, bishop of Belleville, 111., as
protector of the league, by a rising
, Name Delegate.
The election of delegates to the Cen
tral Verein convention, to be held at
Cleveland in September, resulted as
follows in the different districts:
Alton Diocese H. A. Bechtold, Sie
gel; J. W. Froud. Springfield; F Wil
liam Heckenkamp, Jr., Quincy; Father
S. P. Hoffman, Effingham; Charles
Belleville Diocese Henry Gram
v mann, Aviston; Henry G. Reisg, East
St, Louis; Henry J. H. Schlarmann,
Belleville; A. B. Suess. East St. Louis.
Chicago Diocese Rev. John Dettmer,
M. T. Glrtin, Bernhardt Maier, Wil
For $1.50 Negligee Shirts
We are in receipt of a shipment of 24 dozen
fine Negligee Shirts, all $1.50 qualities, which
we have placed on sale at $1.19. These shirts
are the make of one of the most renowned
manufacturers, Were made especially for a big
dealer and for reasons best known to the man
ufacturer were not delivered. They are all neat,
new, up-to-the-minute in style, perfect fitting,
and the man who wants shirt quality will find
his sort of shirt' in this line. When these shirts
were offered us we thought our shirt stock big,
but we could not resist the opportunity of giv
ing our customers $1.50 shirt values at -
liam Rauen and August Rnhrbacher,
aH of Chicago, and Rev-. Cyriac Stem
plr, Joliet. -
: Peoria Diocese Peter J. Bourscheldt,
Peoria,; and Albert Huber, Rock Is-
land. - - . - ,
. At Peoria Tint.
Father Hoffman of Effingham pro
posed the city of Peoria as the next
convention city and the motion pre
" Judge Girten of Chicago made a
splendid report relative to attendance
at the convention of the Central Ver
ein in' Dubuque and referred especial
ly to the Rome pilgrimage. - -
The resolutions committee read res
olutions relative to fidelity to the
pope, and congratulations on his 50th
anniversary as priest, and resolutions
cn Christian education;, male teach
ers; district organization; the motner
tongue; the social question; a pro
test against the abridgement of per
sonal liberty; divorce; the press, and
A motion was , made that Father
Commissarius be annually sent as a
delegate of honor to Central Verein.
Father Evers called attention to the
necessity of 'aiding in the erection- of
the new Leo house, the home for Ger
man Catholic immigrants at New
York. A committee of 100 is to be
appointed which shall act in conjunc
tion with the legislative committee
throughout the state.
Father Evers read a resolution rela
tive to the Leo house, which was re
ferred to committee on resolutions.
Thank Local Men.
The committee on thanks read a res
olution in which appreciation was ex
pressed for the kindness which was ex
tended the visiting delegates.
At the close of the convention Fath
er J. Dettmer made some remarks ap
propriate to the occasion, and proiosed
a toast to the local committee which
had worked so faithfully to entertain
the guests assembled.
Peter Bourscheidt of Peoria express
ed his great satisfaction at the fact
that Peoria was again selected as con
The agitation committees were an
nounced for the several dioceses of
the state, ' The per capita tax was fix
ed same as before.
The officers were installed with ap
One of the evidences of the interest
taken in Catholic affairs by Catholic
men. was the fact that three genera
tions of the family of Heckenkamp of
Quincy were present at this session.
v The afternoon session yesterday
was held in Columbia hall. President
William Rauen presiding. The report
of the executive committee was re
ceived and approved. A dispatch
from Anthony Ma"tre, national secre
tary of the American Federation of
Catholic societies, expressing the well
wishes of the federation and congrat
ulating the Vereiusbund for its great
activity, was received.
The committee for examination of
:he books of secretary and treasurer
reported that the Vereiusbund com
prises 223 societies, 10,349 members,
and has a balance of 5249.05 in the
A number of resolutions were re
ferred to the committee on resolu
tions. ' A resolution on the Catholic
press was read by Father Dettmer,
and a suggestion was made that a
committee of three be appointed to
devise ways and means to distribute
a monthly paper to all members at a
nominal cost, and which paper shall
be made of interest to Vereiusbund.
The committee on proceedings rec
ommended that one copy of the re
port be provided for each five mem
bers, and that every pastor of German
parishes in Illinois receive " a copy,
same to be sent by recording secre
tary, and-each pastor be requested to
urge the societies of his parish to
join the Vereiusbund. .
CARED FOB 19 PATIENTS
Visiting Nurse Makes Report of Her
- Work During May.
The Visiting Nurse association held
its monthly meeting last evening In
the parlors of the Harper, house and
received the reports of the visiting
nurse. Miss Margaret Giles, for the
past month. She had under her care
19 patients. 10 old and nine new ones.
One died, two were dismissed, one
moved, four recovered and 11 remain
under her care. 'During the month
s-he made 113 visits. Donations for
the use of the visiting nurse were re
ceived from the following: Dr." Emily
Wright, Mr. Mosenfelder, . Mrs.
Charles McHugh. Mrs. E.' W.' Hurst,
Mis. C. W. Hall, Mrs. Morris Geismar,
aud $10 from a business man for a
special purpose aud money for fruit.
Contributions to the association were
made as follows: Mrs. Phil Mitchell,
1; Helpers circle, King's Daughters,
$25; Mrs. C. C. Carter, 10; E. F. Dorn,
$3; I. J. Willerton, $1; E. L. Goff, $1;
Vestry guild. Trinity church, $5; Mrs.
Mary Wadsworth, $5, and R. J. Ful
' There will be a called meeting of
the members of the association to be
held in about two weeks at which-all
members will be invited to be present.
FLOOR GIVES WAY '
AND TWO MEN FALL
Frank Oregon and Fred . Hoppe Hurt
While at Work Wrecking the
Old-Buford Block. '
Frank Oregon and Will Hoppe, em
ployes of Robb's Express company,
engaged in the wrecking of the old
Buford block at Second avetfue and
Seventeenth street, were painfully in
jured this afternoon by the collapse
of the second floor upon which they
were working. The men were at the
east side of the building when the
joints gave way at one end, throwing
tkem against the east wall and down
to the first floor, a distance of 12 feet.
Hoppe's injuries consisted of slight
cuts and bruises but Oregon was cut
about the head and possibly internally
hurt. The ambulance was called to
convey the victims of the accident
to the hospital.
Accidents in Moline.
William .Johnson of Moline was
ttruck by an automobile this morning
at Sixth avenue and Nineteenth street
in that city. He was riding a bicycle
and was thrown to the pavement and
lendered unconscious. The driver of
the auto did not stop and his name
was not learned. . .
Robert Peterson, 1030 Fourteenth
avenue, Moline, whfle at work at the
Barnard & Leas Manufacturing com
pany, was struck by an 800 pound
tasting yesterday afternoon and two
ribs broken, one of the pieces of bone
penetrating the lung. He will recover
Hearst Gains 89 Votes.
New York, June 2. The contents of
2G boxes had been recounted when the
work of counting the ballots cast for
William R. Hearst and George B. Me
Clellan In the last mayoralty election
ended yesterday. The net result was
a gain of 89 votes for Mr. Hearst
More than 1,900 boxes remain to be
IS FREE OF DEBT
Last Note on Mortgage of Rock
: Island Public Library
DIREClOflSTURN OVER $2,100
Bo2rd Makes Customary provision for
Earlier Closing During the
Summer Months. - : - .
The Rock Island public library is
now free or all financial incumbrailee.
Atv the regular meeting of the board
of directors last evening the last note
on the mortgage was paid, the amount
being $2,000, and the mortgage was
released. 'The directors' are preparing
a detailed report to the city council,
to be presented in the near future.
The building was begun in .1901, and
cost about $95,000. - Differing t from
many of the public libraries liuilt in
late years, it is not a Carnegie struc
ture, but Its erection, was made pos
sible through the assistance of Fred-
To C'!oe Earlier.
The board has ordered the custom
ary change in the closing hour, for
the summer months, and from June
15 to Sept. 15 the library will close
at S o'clock instead of 9 o'clock, as
at present. Vacations of a month
were granted to the librarian and Tier
assistants, and to the janitor. The
vacations will be arranged to suit the
convenience of the employes.
Two new periodicals, Motor Boat
ami -the Automobile magazine, were
added to the list on the library tables.
The report of the librarian showed
the circulation of books during May
to have been as follows:
General works 294
Industrial arts 42
Fine arts.. 30
Juvenile woiks 1,144
Reference " 1.2S7
-Grand total 5.81G
Received from fines, etc.. $21.07
Deposited with city treasurer. . .$21.07
IIIIIh Are Allowed.
The following bills were allowed for
the month of May: ...
A. C. McCIurg & Co. . $ 37.C1
Allen. Myers & Co.,, 1.C0
Peoples Power (company 3C83
union Ice & Coal company..... .12.25
T. W. Renoe 1.00
Expenses . .' . 1.38
Total ..... ..$305.67
ARE SOON DISPOSED OF
Justice Makes Short Work of Three
Cases Before Him.
Justice J. H. Cleland disposed of
the three cases In his court yesterday
afternoon in a hurry. He dismissed
the case in which ' M. Cohn tried to
have Charles Dickinson, colored, put
under bonds to keep the peace. The
case against Leon Bender for assault
with a deadly weapon was continued
until Friday afternoon. George Ardall,
who-accused Simon Dubinsky of steal
ing the dog; had the case dismissed
and started another for the purpose of
getting possession of the disputed ca
nine. The dog was found in the pos
session of Dubinsky, and the first case
against him was for larceny. On the
advice of the justice a suit for re
plevin was substituted,- because It
would be difficult to prove that the de
fendant had stolen the dog. The re
plevin case will be heard Saturday.
Showera and' warmer tonight anil
' J. 91. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
.Temperature at 7 a. in., 54j at 3:30
p. m 73. Maximum temperature In laitt
24 hour, )( minimum, SO. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. ni., f in I leu per hour. Staxe
of water, 10.4 feet, a ride of .1 foot In
luMt 84 hour. Precipitation up to 7
a. in., none. '
June 2 In History.
177.. John Randolph" "of Roanoke."
noted American statefman in the
early days of the republic, born In
Virginia; died 1833.
1S10 John Godfrey Saxe, humorous
poet bora; died in 1887.
1902 Terms of South African peace
published In England.
Sun sets 7:21, rises 4:2G; moon seti
10:38 p. in. ,
Buy a home of Relily Bros.
$1,500 to loan. H.K. Walker.
Jones for second hand goods.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co. clean carpets and rugs
The new nifty stick pins at J. Rum
Eye talk J. Ramser fits your eyes
in a scientific manner.
W. C.'Maucker has a car of corn for
sale at the boat landing.
The new nose clip, guaranteed to fit
any nose, at J. Ramser's. v .
Drink Dr. Pepper. " Carse & Ohl
weiler company, sole bottlers.
Sell me your household goods.
Jones, second hand and loans.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; -131G Third avenue.
Lewis Single Binder straight 5 cent
rigar. Made of extra quality tobacco.
If you need any carpenter work, call
on Bergeson, 1615 Fourteenth street.
Drink Carse & Ohlweiler company's
new tonic, Hop-Ale. Goods delivered to
any part of the city. .
David J. Smeltzer of Davenport and
Miss Anna Maria Ernst of Rock Island
have taken out a license to wed in
See A. L. Bruner for piano tuning,
regulating, voicing and repairing. All
work guaranteed. 425 Nineteenth street
New phone 5291.
W. C. Maucker has a barge load of
corn for sale at the boat landing. He
will deliver it to any part of the city.
Telephone the Seventeenth Street Cash
William Garnett of Taylor Ridge.
who has just completed a trip through
the upper end of the country reports
to The Argus that not withstanding
the lateness of the season farmers feel
encouraged with crop prospects. Corn
that is up -is looking well. ' .
Buy your paris green, moth balls, In
sect powder, dead shots, roach killer
and fly poison at Charles Ullemeyer's
drug store, 534 Sixteenth street.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Marinan are
the parents of a baby daughter, born
yesterday. Mr. Marinan is a clerk in
the city ticket office of the Rock Is
land. . , - ; ; -
We certainly ofTer a splendid chance
for men to learn the barber trade
quickly. There Is little -expense and
positions are numerous. Our illustra
ted catalogue explains fully. Write us.
The Moler Barber college, Chicago, 111.
PLACE THE LIMIT AT 45
None Older Than That Can Join New
A. N. Phillips as temporary chair
man and J. F. Witter as temporary
secretary, today issued a call for a
meeting of "all republican voters un
der the age of 45" to bs held at the
Turner hall tomorrow evening, for the
rnrpose of formally organizing the
"Young Men's Republican club," here
tofore referred to in The Argus. The
club, it is announced, is to be formed
along the lines of the organizations!
at Rockford and Joliet. Those who
are backing the incipient organization
ceny the rumor that It In a pernonal
organization formed for the purpos
of promoting the interests of a cer
tain candidate for state's atiomey, -
UNION OFFERS A REWARD
Molders Will Give $25 for Recovery
of Ailes Remains.
The members of the- Iron Mollers
union. No. 230, have posted a reward
of $25 for the recovery of the- body
ot Robert Ailes. who wa the' victim
of I he drowning accident below the
Watch. Tower Saturday evening. The
man was about 30 years old, aud
about C feet tall, and well built. He
wore a light shirt, with black stripes,
and wore dark trousers. He wore no
Although the search has been con
tinued ever since the accident, no
trace of the body has been found.
TELLS OF UPPER RIVER
Attractive Booklet Is Issued by the
Diamond Jo Line.
The Diamond Jo has issued a neat
little booklet which has been placed
in the hands of its agents for distribu
tion among people who are planning
on their summer vacation. The book
let has a number of views of the up
per Mississippi which show the beauty
of this section of the country to great
advantage. It is claimed and undis
puted that the upper Mississippi pre
sents some of the most attractive
scenery to be found in the United
States. The booklet also gives the
location, size and description of all
the cities and towns along the trip
from St. Louis to St. Paul.
AUTO TRIPS ARE POSTPONED
Bethany Home Tag Day to Be Held
in Moline, However.
The ladies of Bethany home who
have been arranging to give automo
bile trips Saturday for the benefit of
the home have decided to postpone
the trips indefinitely. The Moline
ladies, however, will conduct tag day
in that city Saturday and will use
the money for the home.
Interesting Announcement Made.
Madrid, June 2. The Official Ga
zette announced today the accouche
ment of Queen Victoria is expected
at the end of June.
For 50c Underwear
One of the great secrets of our success is to always
be prepared to offer our customers a little better
article at a little less price than they can get else
where. Right in line with our great offer of fine
Negligee Shirts we have placed on sale a big line of
50c Underwear at 39c, a saving of 11c on each gar
ment or 22 per cent on your Underwear purchases.
We have no especial reason to give-for this unusual
offer any more than our determination to undersell
and outshine. In this line of 50c Underwear which
we are selling for 39c are French Balbriggan, Lisle,
Gauze, Nainsook and Lace weave, and we believe it
to be the best Underwear value ever offered the'trade
for this money. - -
PICK THE 12
Jury to Try Mrs. Jessie Booth is
. Completed and Opening
- Statements Are Made.
INSANITY IS THE DEFENSE
Claim Will Be Made That Defendant
Was Unbalanced at the Time
State Says It's Murder.
The Jury in the murder case against
Mrs. Jessie Booth was completed this
afternoon in the circuit court at 3
o'clock, and the opening statements are
being made to the jury. The taking of
evidence will begin this afternoon.
The ttae charges that the woman kill
ed her 2-weeks-old daughter by cutting
her throat with a razor. The defense
(I of insanity. J. F. Witter and G. C.
Wenger appear for the defense, and
State's Attorney "Scott is representing
The Jury which will hear the case is
composed of the following: R. I. Mont
gomery. Moline; X. W. Beckstrom.
South Moline;' Phil Bruchman, Rock
Island; Henry Van Hecke, Rock Is
land; Edward Jens. South Rock Is
land: Pbil Wilt-her, Rock Island ; Jesse
Cowley, Moline; Walter Burk. Moline:
Adolph ErickHon, Moline; Bert Kent,
Moline; William Stilz, Rock Island,
and,C. W. Cloudas, Rock Island.
SlYS LOCK DELAYS THE
STARTING OF A FERRY
E. H. VanPatten, Promoter of Moline
Bettendorf Boat, Is Still San
guine of Success.
E. H. VanPatten. who has charge of
the Moline-Bettendorf ferry project of
which so much was heard last saason,
reports that delay is being met with
in starting a boat because, of he al
leged faulty construction of the Mo
line lock. He has until Oct. 1 to be
gin operations under the terms of the
franchises granted by the Rock Island
and Scott county supervisors. The
intention is to lease a boat for this
Major Riche. chief of engineers
here, s'ays the trouble is not with the
lock, but with the pilots, who are not
familiar with the current at the pres
ent stage of water.. He says the dam
age to boats has been caused by an
eddy formed below the . outer wall
which draws craft up against the
sharp corner if due allowance is not
made. He also says that steps will
be taken to place a wooden guard at '
the corner as soon as the water falls
so that the woik may be done.
HOME GROWN BERRIES IN
i Harvest Expected to Be at Height, by
End of Week.
A few home grown strawberries
have been brought into market and
by the end of the week if is expected
the heavy part of the harvest will be
cin. Clnudv weather has interferad
J with the ripening process and the
fruit is a few days later than usual.
The crop will be a heavy one.