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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1910.
Annual Meeting AVoman's Club.
The annual meeting and election
of officers of the Mollne Woman's
club was held Saturday afternoon at
the First Congregational church,
Moline. Excellent reports of the
year's work were read and the fol
lowing officers were elected:
President Mrs. E. H. Sleight.
First vice president Mrs. Fabian
Second vice president Mrs. O. F.
Recording secretary Miss Mollie
Corresponding secretary Mrs. K.
Treasurer Mrs. Adolph Edwards.
Registrar Mrs. Frank ufva.
Directors Mrs. J. F. . Huntoon,
Mrs. G. A. Stephens, Mrs. F. G. Allen,
Mrs. William Butterworth, Mrs. John
H. Porter, Mrs. Ralph W. Entrikin
and Mrs. J. J. Dorgan of Davenport.
Plans for the coming year's work
are left in the hands of the new
board. A suggestion was made to the
new board that the program include
a day to be devoted to the discussion
of pure food.
Coffee and Sale for Charity.
The Alpha Epsilon club conducted
a very successmul coffee and sale of
fancy articles at the- Association
house on Seventeenth street, Satur
day afternoon. Articles which the
young ladies had made were on sale
and something over $60 will be
cleared, which will be donated to the
Associated Charities for charity work.
For, Non-Resident Member.
Dewey camp 1036, Royal Neigh
bors of America, will hold a social
meeting tomorrow evening in "honor
of a non-resident member, Mrs. John
Lyle of Oklahoma City, Okla. The
meeting will be held at Odd Fellows'
hall and will include a program and
The rehearsal of the chorus of the
Rock Island Musical club to have
been held tomorrow afternoon his
been postponed until further notice.
Auxiliary Card Party.
The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen will
give a card party tomorrow at Odd
Fellow's hall. Four prizes of hand
painted china will be given.
Thure Anderson Mollne
Miss Hilma Swanson Moline
How Can Ordinary Person Feel
Sure About Comet With
Astronomers at Sea?
MANY PREDICTIONS MAQE
One Predicts Shower of Meteors and
Another Says There Isn't Kvcn
a Gas Envelope.
Royal Arcanum council 1952 will
give an entertainment and dancing
party at Math's hall Wednesday ev
ening. Refreshments will be served
during the evening.
Bethany Sewing Society.
The ladies sewing society of Beth
any home will meet tomorrow after
noon to sew at the home.
V. W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The Young Woman's Christian
Temperance union will meet wit
Miss Myrtle Summers, 1416 Sixth av
enue, this evening in regular busi
Licensed to Wed.
Fred Griffin Moline
Miss Angelina Reconnu .Donnora, Pa.
To Lydia E. Pinkham's
Bloomdale, Ohio. "I suffered from
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time and nervous.
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man. I hope this
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Frederick, Bloomdale, Ohio.
Backache ia a symptom of femalo
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. If you Iiave the slightest doubt
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Mass., for advice. Your letter
be absolutely confidential.
Bad the asTree.
Chicago, May 16.- With only two1
days intervening before Halley's
comet will have reached its nearest
approach to the earth, astronomers
of the country ( bestirred themselves
yesterday, not only in final prepara
tions to observe it to the greatest
advantage. But to discuss the possible
accompaniments. At the" naval ob
servatory in Washington, the only
national observatory in the United
States, where greatest . preparations
are making, Professor Asaph Hall ad
vanced the statement that he would
not be surprised should a shower of
meteorites attend the comet's ap
proach. Saj There Are No Meteor.
Edwin F. Naulty of New York, de
nying this, declared that the con
stant attempt of the earth and its
atmosphere to adjust themselves to
disturbances of the solar system
caused by the comet, were responsi
ble for the prevalent earth tremors,
storms and other recent phenomena.
Will Entirely Excape.
Other astronomers ventured the
opinion that spectacles similar to the
northern . lights would occur. Rev.
Daniel J. McHugh of De Paul univer
sity, Chicago, made the announce
ment that his observations induced
him to believe that the earth would
entirely escape the comet's tail, the
appendage being too short to reach
the earth's orbit, and that no phe
nomena would be observed.
Mr. Naulty contends that the til
of the comet is composed neither of
gas nor of meteoric bodies, and that
such a shower as Professor Hall
deems possible cannot follow.
Merely a I.lnbt.
"Halley's comet, to all intents and
purposes, is a celestial searchlight,"
said Mr. Naulty yesterday. "It is
nothing more than sunlight condens
ed from radiant solar energy and pro
jected through the solar system, pre
cisely as a lens focuses condenses
and transmits light."
The changing spectrum of Halley's
comet, according to Mr. Naulty's the
ory, is due to the fact that as "the
comet's great "tail" of light sweeps
through various parts, of the solar
system it lights up differing layers
of gases, conveying the impression
that the tail itself is gaseous.
Mr. Naulty says the spectrum of
reflected sunlight is always present
in head and tail of the comet, thus
proving tljat both parts of it are by
sunlight alone made visible.
the remains of the i-rehistofic Ameri
can race which, for lack of a better
name and because of its characterise
habit of erecting these mounds, has be
come known as the "mound builders."
Antedating the, Indian, they appear
to have been driven by an invasion of
strangers possibljl the first Indians
from the northwestern part of the
American continent in a general south
westerly direction, mounds and "hill
forts" marking their retreat. The best
remains are found in the Miami and
Ohio river valleys. There Is a theory
that this strange peeople may have
migrated into Mexico and formed
there the nucleus of the powerful
Aztec nation, conquered by Cortes.
The mound was first discovered by
Joseph Tomlinson of Pittsburg In 1772,
The man, one of the pioneer adventur
ers, Journeyed down the Ohio river
from Pittsburg in an open canoe,
searching for a location for a home In
the trackless wild3. Mooring his bark
near Little Grave creek, just north of
whore tho city of Moundsville now
stands, he toured the country there
about for a suitable site for his pro
spective cabin, coming upon the mouud
Experiences of Its First Settler.
Realizing nothing of the historic
value of bis discovery or that the
mound was anything more than a cu
rious conformation of the earth. Tom
linson. impressed with the region, re
turned to Pittsburg, loaded his family
and his belongings upon a raft and
ventured again upon the broad bosom
of the Otio. lie was the first settler
in this territory and to all intents and
purposes the founder of the present
cities of Moundsville and Wheeling.
Other settlers followed the path blazed
by Tomlinson iu the wilderness. A
small coluny was formed north of the
location of the mound at a point near
what is now known as the city of
Wheeling. As a protection against
the Indians a stockade that afterward
became celebrated as Fort Henry was
erected. Several years later Simon
Girty. the renegade. In company with
White Cloud and his band of Black
feet, marched up the Ohio and attack
ed the home of Tomlinson. His two
small sons were slain, but he and his
wife escaped to Fort Henry. The at
tempt o the redskins to take the fort
and their ultimate repulse are now
matters of history. It was during this
battle that Betsy Zane made her he
roic run through the line of Indian fire
to a storage house from which she se
cured a keg of powdor to be used in
defense of the fort, the ammunition
having become exhausted.
A quarter of a century ago the late
u. s. Mer auuen purcnasea me mouna
in order to prevent its being sold to a
German who knew the value of the
spot for a" popular resort and Intended
opening a saloon on Its summit. A
year or more ago the heirs of McFad
den served notice that they had held
the mound as loi:g as possible and that
it woulJ be sold at once. State offi-
clals secured an option on the proper
ty, later securing from the legislature
nn appropriation sufficient to warrant
EXERCISES JUNE 5
Royal Neighlntrs to Join in Obser
vance at Chippiannock Cemetery.
Work of Early Man at Mounds
ville, W. Va., in Hands of
WAS DISCOVERED IN 1772
Committees representing camps of
the Modern Woodmen of America
and the Royal Neighbors of America
met Saturday evening in the parlors
of the Woodman building and made
preparations for their observance of
Memorial day. Exercises will be held
at Chippiannock cemetery, Sunday
afternoon. June, 5, at 2:30. The fol
lowing officers were elected:
President Marx Harder.
Vice president Mrs. Gertrude
Secretary Albert Gutswiller.
Treasurer D. G. White.
The following committees were
Transportation Thomas Flynn, R.
G. Summers. Daniel McKinney.
Music Mrs. Ella EJeuer, Mrs
Smiley, Mrs. Mary Coleman.
Speakers Dr. Hada M. Burkhart,
Peter Anthony, George Reddig.
The next meeting will be held Sat
urday evening, May 21, in the M.
W. A. parlors.
One of the Most Celebrated and Best
Preserved Holies of IYchis
Standing seventy feet iu height and
measuring 900. feet iu circumference,
with trees growing upon its summit
estimated to be at le:'.st 700 years
old. the ma in mot !i inu:.d from which
Moundsville. W. Vn.. derives its name,
located on the Grave creek flats, near
the Ohio river the greatest inonumeu:
Of antiquity in the Ohio valley and n
tremendous memorial of the aboriginal
life of the prehistoric people has been
purchased by the state of West Vir
ginia and converted Into a public park
The legislature of The Mountain
State, following unceasing activity In
the interest of the purchase of rhe
mound for twenty years, appropriates
510,000 with which to save the relic
from the ravages of modern commer
cialism. The deed of transfer" from
G. S. McFadden's heirs to the state of
West Virginia was formally executed
before the work of beautifying tht
grounds was allowed to commence
Twenty-five thousand dollars is the
price to be paid for the mound. Ol
this sum $3,000 has been donated bj
the heirs as a memorial to their fa
ther, who preserved the mound for
years. "A similar sum was 'raised by
subscription by the school children of
the state. The last payment on the
purchase price Is due uext October.
Builders of Mounds and "Hill Forts."
The mound in question is one of the
aost clebrated and. best preserved of
RECEIVER N Aft ED
FOR HOCKING VALLEY
Columbus, Ohio, May 16. Judge
Kinkaid today appointed receivers for
the Hocking Valley railroad.
An Unusual Amount of Painting Done
. Tnis Spring. '
"Everything comes to those who
hustle while they wait" seems to be
the motto adopted by L. S. McCabe &
Co., for they have certainly been hust
ling this spring. In backing up their
erccllent advertising in the columns of
the Rock Island Argus their handsome
window displays have proved most ef
fective. According to a conversation
with one of our reporters there has
been an unusual amount of painting
done in Rock Island this spring. That's
a sign of prosperity we're very glad
to see. This week floor paint is the
leader in their window. How an old
scratched floor or a marred bare floor
can be given a hard, serviceable, easily-kept-clean
surface is clearly shown
by the sample they display.
Immense Colisourn In Chicago.
An exposition building three times
as large as the .Coliseum in Chicago
and more ban twice as large us Madi
son Square Garden In New York is
to be erected in Chicago by the Illi
nois Exposition association, incorpo
rated for ..-i0.00O. It Is estimated that
a minimum of $2,000,000 will be need
ed to finance the scheme. The struc
ture will have a seating capacity of
between SO.iino and 4.(:t)ri.
All rthe news all the time -The
READY TO HEAR
Both Branches of the Circui
Court Are Set in Motion
SALA SUIT IS STILL ON
Grand Jury Resumes Its Investiga
tions After a Recess Since Sat
Both the regular and the branch
of the circuit court convened this
afternoon at the court house, Judge
W. H Gest sitting in the regular
court and Judge F. D. Ramsay be
ing in charge of the branch. In the
regular court the hearing of the Sala
vs. Dempsey case was resumed after
a recess lasting since last Saturday
morning. In this case Dr. E. M. Sala
is sueing the defendant to recover
fees which he claimse are due him
for professional services. A number
of common law cases are docketed
for hearing after the present suit is
It is believed that the numerous
applications for injunction against
the county treasurer and the town
ship collectors of this city and Mo
line will be heard in the branch
court by Judge Ramsay. Another
petition of this nature was hied Sat
urday afternoon by the Mutual Wheel
company of Moline.
Grand Jury Again at Work.
The grand jury convened again
this afternoon after a recess since
Saturday. The witnesses in the case
against Frank Franklin and Jerry
Richtmyer, accused of trying to
steal from the M. & S. clothing store
were summoned before the investi
gating body today. The same jury ig
nored a charge of larceny against
these men a few days before their
arrest on the . second charge took
LISTENED TO ROY
Senators Learned Why Young
Wireless Amateur Opposed
GAVE CLOSE ATTENTION
W. E. D. Stokes, Jr., Told Where
Measure to Regulate Xew In
. .... . vention Failed.
For the first time In the memory of
man a boy in short trousers was listen
ed to with attention the other day by
a committee of the United States sen
W. E. D. Stokes. Jr., president of the
Junior Wireless Club of America, lim
ited. was the youthful speaker, and bis
mission was to oppose certain features
of the Dejew bill providing for "the
governmental regulation of wireless
telegraph. Master Stokes plunged into
his argument in true legislative style
and despite the smiles of the commit
tee soon had the members tangled up
In the Intricacies of radio-activities.
Master Stokes, who was so short of
stature that he showed less than half
his body above the table, declared that
he held no brief for anybody .except the
organization of boy amateur wireless
telegraphers. lie told the committee
his organization favored a bill which
provided a nominal license, revokable
for malpractice." The language he
used In stating his position was that
of a grown man. which, contrasted
with his size and boyish voice, kept the
committee laughing covertly.
Seven Objections Stated.
Finally Master Stokes stated his
main objections to the bill, which were
seven In number, as follows:
He said the bill proposed a diserim
Inatlon against amateur wireless teleg
raphers In favor of commercial com
panies. which, he said. were , mostly
stockjobbing concerns or affiliated with
He said the bill was Impracticable In
many features and that it was am
biguous, making It possible for further
discriminations against amateurs.
He urged that its provisions were un
just to manufacturers engaged In the
production of amateur wireless-outfits.
. That the bill would stifle the inven
tive genius and ambition of American
boys was one of his chief contentions.
He added that It would require from
1,000 to 5.000 wireless operators, draw
ing $200 a month each, to carry out
the full provisions of the bill.
Incidentally the young orator had
much to say about the practical work
ing of wireless telegraphy. He said
the United States was far behind all
foreign iowers in Its system and ad
vised the government to establish a
standard of wave length of its own
and get a code which, combined, he
said, nobody could read. He said the
commercial companies had never
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Maine boy amateur who had first pick
ed up tbe isju..-uip licet ou its tetu
from Its world cruise. He declar.
that one station was enough to traD
act the wireless business from Ne.
York city, but four had been estab
lished for stockjobbing purposes and
nine kinds of stock were now on sale
by one company.
The Lad's Remarkable Prophecy.
Then Master Stokes turned to propl;
ecy. He said in ten years it would b-
possible for persons on land to commu
nicate with their homes by Wireless.
"If a man breaks down in his auto
mobile twenty-five miles from home."
he said, "all he will have to do Is to
take out bis instrument and call up
his butler and tell him be will not be
home for dinner."
In conclusion he told the committee
that there were from 25.000 to 40,000
boys in the United States already in
terested in wireless telegraphy, which
he and his organization were willing to
organize to co-operate with the govern
ment in any fair undertaking.
"Let the government establish its
wave length, and we will take an oath
to keep off the grass and help the gov
ernment In any way we can with our
apparatus." he said.
At the conclusion of his testimony
several questions were asked the
youngster. When Senator Bourne ask
ed him what the capital of his organi
zation was. however, he replied, "142
Fifty-second street, New York."
SNAKE;" LETS OUT
(Continued from Page One.)
against any person in his letter to
Senator Nelson, but unofficially there
is a good deal being said along that
line in administration and certain con
gressional circles closely connected
with the White houe. Charges are be
ing made that former Secretary of the
Interior Garfield has been active in
getting the young man Kerby, origin
ally a protege of his, inject himself
into the Ballinger controversy for the
purpose of putting the Taft administra
tion as a whole in an unfavorable
light with the public.
Quick Klnl.h U Pluird.
Conferences which the president haa
had with Senator. Nelson and others
have resulted in a plan to wind up the
whole investigation this week, and end
the controversy so far as it is possible
for the committee to end it. It Is ex
pected matters will reach a finish by
the middle of the week, before Sena
tor Root, who is to sail for Europe, has
to leave Washington.
Grapefruit From Arizona.
Arizona soon will be known as a
fruit state, according to D. T. Mc
Queen of Phoenix. Ariz., who was at
the Hotel Baltimore, in Kansas City,
the other uight. "Grapefruit and al
ligator pears soon will be connected
with the name of our state." Mr. Mc
Queen said. "The Roosevelt dam is
working wonders with the heretofore
dry. arid ranch laud that practically
was worthless except for grazing pur
Grant In the Saddle.
Grant was at bis best in the saddle.
The one real record that he made for
himself at the academy. Jhe one time
that he excelled all his fellows, was
at the final mounted exercises of his
graduating class, when, riding a fa
mous horse named York, he was called
upon to clear the leaping bar that the
gruff old riding master had placed
higher than a man's head. He dashed
out from his place in the ranks, a
smooth faced, slender young fellow
on a powerful chestnut sorrel, and
galloped down the opposite side of the
hall, turned and went directly at the
bar, the great horse increasing his
pace as he nearrri if. and then, as If
he and his rider were one. rising and
clearing It with n magnificent bound.
The leap Is still recorded at the acade
my as "Grant's upon York." St Nich-
Walter Be pardon, sir. but the gen
tleman at thi table usually remembers
me. Mr. McTavlsb I've nae doot.o
that, ma- mannie. Why. you're quite a
comic London Telegraph.
A Marrying Man.
'Are you u marrying man?" was
asked of a somber looking gentleman
at a recent reception.
'Yes. sir." was the prompt reply:
"I'm a cleigynian."
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