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THE ROCK ISL'AND ARGUS, TUESDAY. JTTCY 5, 1910.
IN CITY HISTORY
Day Passes in Bock Island
Without Serious Accident,
Due to Explosives.
Only Violations by Outsiders Thous
ands See Celebrations at Long
View Park and River.
ALBERT COOLE, 2700 Sixth ave
nue; left leg lacerated by premature
explosion of railroad metal dynamite
cap, piece of metal lodging in flesh.
Before the arrival of a physician Coole
had cut out part of metal in flesh with
pocketknife. Injury not serious.
LUCHMAN. 10-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Luchman, Ninth
street and Nineteenth avenue. Eye in
jured by premature explosion of fire
cracker. Not serious.
Rock Island passed the sanest Fourth
In Its history, reckoned from the point
of fireworks casualties and the manner
in which the populace enjoyed and ob
served the day. There -was not a ser
ious accident, due to the explosion of
fireworks, in the city an unprecedent
There was. manifest on all sides a
disposition on the part of citizens to
cooperate in the movement, general
over the country, to refrain from the
riotous demonstrations that heretofore
have desecrated, rather than honored,
the spirit of Independence day. While
the Bmall boy had his harmless fire
crackers, and there were numerous
home celebrations, there was present
the supervising hand of the elders, all
keeping in mind the danger in the pro
miscuous and careless use of explo
sives. In former years the tracks of
the street railway ripped and snorted
with dynamite caps, frightening pas
sengers at times to the point of hys
teria; the blank cartridge pistol and
the cane with the dynamite cap, and
the cannon cracker, all were in con
tinuous play in the business section,
endangering the danger of pedestrians.
All of these, with an occasional excep
tion, were absent in Rock Islaud yes
terday. Visitors Are Offenders.
The exceptions were attributed by
the police department to the visitors
from nearby towns, of whom there
were several hundred who came for the
local celebration. Unfamiliar with the
rules laid down by the city authorities,
they came armed with their pistols and
loaded canes, but they soon learned
that the Fourth of July celebration had
been arranged for them, and that the
bottled noise they brought with them
must be suppressed.
"I suppose the members of the de
partment who were on duty yesterday
picked up all told a bushel of blank
cartridges," City Detective James
James Brinn said. "We learned in al
most every case that the offender did
not know that the firing of these pis
tols was prohibited in Rock Island,
and therefore we were not severe be
yond the confiscation of cartridges.
Where we found a person displaying a
pistol we demanded that the blanks be
turned over and we allowed" the reten
tion of the revolver, but with the un
derstanding that if our orders were not
obeyed the pistol would be confiscated
and the owner arrested and prosecuted.
In a number of cases we took pistols
away from owners. Our own people
behaved remarkably well; In fact, I
can't remember of a Fourth of July in
Rock Island when there was so little
noise and trouble."
Boat Races Are Kxeitlnsr.
The motor boat races held In con
Junction with the Fourth celebration
were witnessed by a large concourse
of people who lined the levee front in
the vicinity of the starting boat, which
was located out from Eighteenth street.
Three races were pulled off and in each
of them the finishes were close and ex
citing and the prizes were pretty well
The first race was one for boats un
der 20 feet in length and having less
than 14-horse power. This race was
over a three and a half mile course and
there were nine starters. The winner
was the Alice II, owned by August
Heimbeck. The prize was a silver tro
phy cup and a pair of gold cuff buttons
donated by Fred Bleuer, the jeweler.
The Limit, owned by George Gathoren
sen, was second; the Squaw, owned by
Lee Schauni, third; and the Lazy Boy.
owned by A. L. McDonald, fourth. The
prize for second place was a silver tro
pry cup, for third another trophy cup,
and for fourth place a. $4 hat donated
by Gustafson & Hayes.
Mnllnrd Wins Second Rare,
The second race of the afternoon was
for boats over 20 feet, and it was won
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essert quickly made to serve In place
ies, Puddings and Creams, palatable
10 Cents a Package All Grocers.
,r ca mJl l Pa v -
by the Mallard, owned by C. L. Beards
ley. The time for the Eeven-mlle
course was 31 minutes. The El Diablo,
from Moline, was second; the Black
Hawk, owned by H. W. Bennett., third,
and the Mabel, from Moline, was
fourth. The flrst prize was a silver
loving cup and several pennants, the
latter being donated by John Ullemey
er, the clothier. Silver cups were giv
en to the winners of the second and
third places, and for fourth prize there
was a $G meerschaum pipe, donated by
E. E. Lawyer. There were 10 starters
in this race and the finish was close
Jewel Wins Handicap.
The Jewel, owned by Albert Gutz
weiler, who built it himself and ran it
for the first time yesterday morning,
won first place in the handicap race,
covering the S-mlle course in 13 min
utes and 20 seconds. His prize was a
silver loving cup and a ?5 suit case do
nated by the London. The Mallard
won second place, the Tantum II., own
ed by R. E. Smith, won third, and the
Black Hawk was fourth. The Mallard
and the Tantum II. were awarded silver
loving cups, and the owner of the
Black Hawk, W. H. Bennett, received
a steel fish rod and reel donated by the
Rock Island Hardware company.
The races were handled and directed
by a committee from the Island City
Boating association consisting of James
Hall, Edward Concannon and R. E.
Snow. The judges were Commodore
J. F. Lindvall of the Moline Launch
club, B. F. Luetje of Davenport and H.
W. Horst of this city. The timekeepers
were Oscar Liitt and W. H. Gest, Jr.
Bis Crowd Sees Sham Battle.
The sham battle at Long View park
in the afternoon attracted a large
crowd which found an excellent op
portunity to witness the affair from
the hill sides directly east of the line
of attack. Members of the Rock Island
division of naval reserves took up theiz
position on a hill in the southwest
corner of the park and the attack was
made upon them along the west side
of the park from the north entrance.
The mimic fort contained the small
gun of the division and the defenders
had a considerable quantity of cannon
crackers which they set off, making
it seem as though a vigorous defense
was being made. The attacking col
umn consisting of Companies A of
Rock Island and F of Moline formed
a skirmish line consisting of three
platoons, and the advance was made
up the hill after the approved military
manner, two platoons covering the
third with their rifle fire while it. ad
vanced upon the enemy. The attack
ended with a charge and the flag of
the enemy was hauled down and the
stars and stripes substituted. During
tne attack two of the soldiers, one
from e ach of the companies, were over
come by the heat and the ambulance
had to be called. In an hour, however,
both men had revived and were al
lowed to go home.
Fireworks In Evening-.
In the evening a large crowd as
sembled on the levee front and on the
tops of various buildings to witness the
fireworks display which was made from
barges anchored out in the stream just
below Eighteenth street. The display
consisted of skyrockets, bomb?, flower
pots and three set pieces, and the re
flections in the water of the various
colors of the burning pyrotechnics was
beautiful. A dozen or so motor boats,
decorated with lights of many colors,
made a parade for the benefit of the
spectators and added to the beauty of
Prizes for the most attractive dec
orations were awarded as follows:
First Alice H, owned by August
Second Lazy Boy, owned by A. L.
Third El Capitan, owned by R. E.
Fourth The Mignon, owned by F. N.
Moline and Davenport failed in prom
ises to take part in the doings of the
day. In the parade not a boat from
outside the city wa3 in line. Fifteen
were ready to enter, but the high wind
made it rather ticklish business carry
ing Chinese lanterns in a gasoline boat
and five owners declined to go out for
New Records Established.
It was estimated that during yes
terday the Tri-City Railway company
carried 80,000 passengers, setting a
new record in the tri-cities. At the
Watch Tower there was the largest
crowd in the history of that popular
resort. The excursion steamers op
erating out of the local port also
were taxed to their capacity on all
of their trips during the day and
llilC Celebration at Woodhull.
Woodhull, 111., July 5. (Special.)
The biggest celebration of the Fourth
ever held here took place yesterday
with a picnic at the park in this vil
lage. There were 7,000 present, and
no accidents of any kind occurred.
There was a parade in the morning, in
which several floats appeared, the
prize being won by one prepared by
the local brick and tile factory repre
senting a battleship. In the afternoon
there was a ball game between the
Rock Island 100 block and the Mon
mouth Cubans which wa3 won by the
former, 7 to 4, and horse racing at Dr.
Lowry's track,-near the village.
At Coal Valley and at Woodward's
grove, in the upper end of the county,
there were big picnics and celebra
tions. Judge R. W. Olmsted spoke at
Rock Island lodge No. 658, A. F. &
A. M., will run a basket excursion to
Muscatine Thursday, July 7, on the
steamer Columbia, leaving the foot of
Nineteenth street at 9:30 a. m., return
ing at 7 p. m. Coffee, sugar and cream
will be furnished free. Bring your
coffee cups. The ladies of the White
Shrine will serve ice cream. All ma
sons and their families are invited.
Fare 50 cents. Children under 14 with
Charles Schroeder Brushed Off
Running Board on Watch
Tower Line.- '
BROKEN LEG AND BRUISES
II. J. Hennings, Davenport, Hit Also,
But Escapes Serious Conse
quences. Charlea Schroeder, 800 Fifteenth
street, a fireman attached to the Cen
tral Hose company, is at St. Anthony's
hospital with serious injuries received
at 8:30 last evening when he was
crushed between two cars on the
Watch Tower line at Eleventh street
and Twelfth avenue.
He sustained a compound fracture
of the right knee cap, fracture of the
right thigh, laceration of the right
temple, and bruises in the back and
other parts of the body. Two years
ago Mr. Schroeder suffered a broken,
leg in an accident.
Mr. Schroeder, last evening, with
others, was standing on the Inside
running board of a crowded car. The
only explanation of the accident Is that
he leaned too far outward as another
car was approaching and he was hit
and thrown to the ground.
Davenport Man Hurt.
Another passenger, H. J. Pfennings
of Davenport, who was standing on
the running board near Mr. Schroeder,
was knocked off also, but he was un
hurt beyond a few body bruises. He
was able to go to his home unaided.
The city ambulance was called to re
move Mr. Schroeder to the hospital,
where he received medical attention.
Mr. Schroeder is unmarried, making
his home with hi3 sister, Mrs. Daniel
J. Donovan, on Fifteenth street.
Mrs. H. R. Follmer of Lincoln Neb.,'
is visiting in the city.
Miss Charlotte McGInley is visiting
relatives in Chicago.
C. S. Stewart of DesPlaines, 111., is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. I. O. Coleman of Pe
oria, are visiting in the city.
Miss Jennie Llndrud of Minneapolis
is visiting Miss Marie Jensen.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Whiteman of Chi
cago are visiting in the city.
W. E. Cook and family of Cham
paign, 111., are visiting in the city.
Mrs. T. E. Carlin of Rockford is the
guest of Rock Island relatives.
Mrs. Frank Eberhart and Miss Mae
Tonn spent the Fourth in Muscatine.
Miss Kathyleen Marston of Reynolds
left today for San Francisco to make
an extended visit
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Bentley were pas
sengers this morning on the steamer
Sidney for St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hanley and
children of Omaha are the guests of
i Rock Island relatives.
H. F. Tailman, president of the I
pan County (Kan.) State bank, is visit
ing his Rock Island relatives.
B. D. Youngren left this noon for
his home in Peoria after spending
the past week in Rock Island.
Reuben Sandberg returned home af
ter spending the last few days in
Chicago visiting with friends.
H. L. Cannon left this noon for his
home in Monmouth after spending
the past few days in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Daniels and Mr,
and Mrs. Henry Young of Topeka,
Kan., are visiting in Roek Island.
H. B. Hubbard and son Clifford re
turned today after spending the Fourth
visiting relatives in Shannon, 111.
Mrs. William Drake and daughter,
Miss Anna Drake of Springfield, are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hensley.
S. W. Head of Burlington left for
his home after spending the last few
days in the city visiting with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Simon, 701
Twenty-first street, will leave tonight
for a several weeks' sojourn in Mich
igan. Thomas Portell left this noon for
his home in Peoria after spending tne
past few days in the city on busi
Dr. H. W. Lee will leave tonight
for Calgary, Canada, where he will
spend a fortnight as the guest of rel
atives. John Froxel left for his home in
Wyoming, 111., after spending the
Fourth in the city visiting with
Leo Kinney, 944 Twenty-second
second street, has returned from Chi
cago, where he has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Grove of Argen
ta. Ark, formerly of Port Byron, are
visiting friends in Rock Island and
Dan Paul, 1127 Twentieth street,
who has been confined to his home
by illness the past five weeks, is now
Fred Behnken, 728 Twenty-fourth
street, has returned from Geneseo,
where he spent several days visiting
Miss Susan Martin, who has been
visiting friends in Rock Island, left
this morning for her home in Bur
Fred Sage and Frank Mark, who
have been visiting with friends in
Rock Island, left this morning for their
home in Alexis.
C. T. Fuller, 1918 Thirtieth street,
has returned home after spending the
past seven months visling in Califor
nia and Washington.
William Narkel and Harry Kins.
who have been spending the past few
days in the city, left this morning for
their home in Clinton.
Harvey and Frank Harrington,
who b'.-e been visiting with friends
in RocU Island, left this noon for
their home in Iowa City.
Don DeLeon, 212S Eighth-and-a-half
avenue, returned this morning after
spending the past few days in Gene
seo as the guest of relatives.
Miss Irene McClafferty arrived in
the city Saturday evening from Rock
ford and Is to be the gupst of Miss
Nellie Fuller for several weeks.
Will Dower of Aurora spent the
Fourth with his parents in the city.
Miss Mary Dower arrived from
Aurora this morning for a visit.
Miss Sue Johnson, 738 Fifteenth
street, left this noon for an extended
visit at points in Colorado. From there
fhe will go to California to visit rela
Misses Genevieve Comer and Cath
erine Whorton left today for tbeir
honie in Knoxville after spending the
Fourth in Rock Island as the guests
Edgar Howard, George Lea, Albert
Kernes, Clyde Larson and Harry D.
Webster left for their home this morn
ing in Tiskllwa after spending the
Fourth in this city.
Thomas Coen, formerly an Instructor
in the local high school, who has been
visiting friends In Rock Island for the
last few days, will leave tonight for
his home In Ottumwa, Iowa.
Rev. F. J. Rolf, pastor of the Ger
man Evangelical church, has as his
guests his mother, Mrs. William Rolf,
and two sisters. Misses Louise and
Marie Rolf of Hoyleton, 111.
John B. Brady. 431 Nineteenth
street, traveling mechanical expert for
the Bettendorf (Iowa) Steel Car com
pany, is home for a visit after a trip
that has kept him away from the city
upwards of a year.
Mrs. Ada Cartwrlght. who has
been the guest of relatives in Rock
Island, departed this noon for Dea
Moines where she will visit with rel
atives before returning to her home
in Cheyenne, .Wyo.
Mrs. A' E. Roberts and daughter,
Katherine, of Burlington, Iowa, who
have been the guest of Mrs. S. Mor
ris of Sears and Mrs. W. Lauber,
3302 Fourteenth avenue, departed
this noon for their home.
Mrs. R. Wolfe and daughter, who
have been the guests at the home of
Mrs. D. Craft. 1112 Twelfth street,
and Mrs. J. McDonaTd. 2402 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, left this afternoon
for their home In Knoxville, 111.
Mrs. C. E. Ifadley and daughter and
Dr. Caroline Eaton left yesterday top
Chicago, where they will board a spe
cial train over the Burlington from
Chicago for Pasadena, Cal., to attend
the American Homeopathy institute.
Six of the members of the Island City
Boating association left this morning
for Peoria, where they will take in the
program for today and tomorrow of the
annual regatta of the Mississippi River
Power Boating association. They were
Commodore G. A. Jencke, H. W. Ben
nett, Lee Schaum, R. E. Snow, Charles
Kolls and W. W. Wiegand. There are
several members of the club already
in attendance there, among whom are
Edward Brein and Will Rich.
GAS Laundry Sfove
GAS Water Heater
And Now is a very good
Time to have Your Furnace
Piped for Gas, so that this
Coming winter you can start
a fire quickly and economically
YOUNG MAN DIES
OF HIS INJURIES
Thomas Anderson, Hit by En
gine in Texas, Succumbs at
Parents' Home Here.
IN AN ACCIDENT MAY 2
Paralysis of Lower Portion of Body
Follows, and He Is Brought
to Rock Island.
Thomas Anderson died this morning
at 8:30 at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Anderson, 317 Twenty-third
street, from injuries sustained
in an accident in Galveston, Texas,
May 2 last. Mr. Anderson had left
here a year ago and was employed as
a pile driver at the Galveston, Texas,
causeway. Returning from his- work,
he was crossing a cattle guard, and
Just as he was stepping from the rail
the head block of a railroad locomo
tive hit him, knocking him some dis
tance and rendering him unconscious.
He was removed to St. Mary's infirm
ary. Paralysis developed, the body
from the waist down being affected.
His si6ter, Mrs. George Hoffman of
Bettendorf, Iowa, went to Texas, and
brought the young man to his home
Native of Hellhahuric.
Deceased was born in KeKbsburg,
111., Oct. 31, 18S0. He moved with his
parents to Rock Island 25 years ago,
and with the exception of the time he
worked in Texas, made his home here
with his parents. He was unmarried,
and leaves his parents, and two sisters,
Mrs. George Hoffman of Bettendorf,
and Miss Grace, at home, and three
brothers, James. Frank and Clifford.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home,
with interment at Chippiannock ceme
tery. Rev. John Harvey of the Free
Methodist church will conduct the serv
ices. OBITUARY RECORD.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Down3 of Mi
lan are mourning the death of their in
fant child, who passed away at the
home yesterday evening. The funeral
was held this afternoon from the,
home, with interment in Chippiannock
Funeral of Mrs. John Einfeldt.
Mrs. John Einfeldt (nee Strohmer),
whose death occurred at her home two
miles south of Andalusia Saturday
morning, was burled yesterday after
noon in the German Lutheran ceme
tery here. Services at the home and
at the grave were conducted by Rev.
F. J. Rolf, pastor of the German Evan
gelical church of this city. Mrs. Ein
feldt was bom In Rock Island Dec. 13,
1875. Her marriage to Mr. Einfeldt
took place Sept. 29. 1897. Death, waa
caused by pneumonia. She is survived
by fcer husband and a daughter. Hazel,
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
if SSrSSit fft'iVfft'i ,1ftt iVT8
Strohmer; a sister, Mrs. John Wil
liams, and a brother, William Stroh
mer, all of Moline.
32 ARRESTS ARE MADE
Army f Disorderlies Taken in During
Day by the Police
The police station was pretty well
filled last night with drunks and ho
boes picked up by the police yesterday,
and this morning Police Magistrate C.
J. Smith was kept busy a long time dis
posing of the prisoners who were ar
raigned before nim. There were 32
tried on charges of disorderly conduct,
and all but five of them were able to
pay the fines which were assessed
against them which ranged from the
payment of the costs to fines of S10 )
and costs. Five were ordered commit
ted to the county jail to work out lines
of $."0 and costs.
The police, acting under orders from
the mayor, confiscated a number of re
volvers which they thought were not in
AT THEY. M. C. A.
Hot weather failed to scare the B. i
G. M. boys out Sunday afternoon. !
There was the largest atteiidauco at ;
the meeting at the Y. M. C. A. that
there has been for some weeks past, j
Patriotic sons gave the appropriate I
touch of the season to the occasion, j
The address by II. M. McCaskrin on j
"Tile Elements of a Patriot" was well j
received by the boys. There were 40
present and the meeting was an inter
Next Sunday the life of Lincoln will
be the subject at the B. G. M. with
stertopticon pictures to illustrate the
SPEND DAY ON THE RIVER
I lock Island Masons and Families in
Local Masons and their families are
to enjoy an outing on the steamer
"Columbia Thursday of this week, the
boat leaving the Rock Island landing
at 0:30 in the morning for Muscatine
and returning at 7 in the evening. The
excursion has been arransed by Hock
Island lodge C5S, A. F. & A. M.. but
the members of the other local lodges
have been Invited to participate, to
gether with their families. There will
People should be very careful at this time of the year not to become consti
pated, and if they do become constipated to attend to it promptly. Many
people have a special tendency to constipation in hot weather, owinr to the
DS? CALDWfl I S natural moisture of the body that in winter
CVDIID DrDCiM remains within and helps to digest the food.
, rfcralN leaves the system in the summer in the form
oi perspiration. Constipation should be immediately relieved. The best
way to do this is not, as some suppose, by eating themselves sick with
fruit and making the matter worse, nor by taking salts and laxative waters,
which, as all who have tried them know, give but temporary relief; hut, on the
contrary, you should use a tried-and-true remedy like Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin, which acts quickly but mildly and which rfc'ievt permanently so that
a steady and lasting cure results. A bottle can be bought of any druegist, in
sizes of 50 cents and $1.00. Those who have not yet tried Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin, and would like to make a test of it, can do so' FREE OF CHARGE
by sending- their address for a SAM PLE BOTTLE to
DR. W. B. CALDWELL, 400 Caldwell Eld., Montie.llo, 111.
in every detail.
Has removed her office to Scars, east
of Luchman's garden and with the
help of her guide will bring satis
faction to you.
Do Not Fail to See This Giftea
be music and refreshments aboard and
a good time has been -planned.
Proposals for Bcller House.
Sealed proposals, marked "proposals
for boiler house, Fairport, Iowa," and
inclined in an envelope addressed,
"commissioner of fisheries, department
of commerce and labor, Washington,
D. C." will be received at this office
until 2 p. ni. on July 2C, lfin. and then
be opened, for the construct ion of a
boiler and pump house for biological
station on government reservation at
Fairport Iowa. The right is reserved
to reject any and all bids, to waive
any defects, and to accept any part of
any bid and reject the other part. For
specifications, plans, blank proposals
and full information address commis
sioner of fisheries department of com
merce and labor, Washington, D. C.
All the news all the time THE
change in food and to the fact that the