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THE ROCK ISLAND -ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1910.
FOR THE RIVER
Major Charles Keller and C. S.
Riche Join in Recommen
dation to Congress.
BE SPENT WITH PROFIT
Two Directing Engineers Review the
Work Accomplished Between
St. Paul and St. Louis.
Owing to the transfer of officers
during the year. Major Charle3 Keller
land Major C. S. Rlche join in the an
tnual report bf work done by tne
United States engineer on the upper
" Mississippi river for the .year ended
June 30. 1910. Incidentally, the two
engineers join in the statement that
$3,000,000 could be profitably expended
ton the work during the year ending
(June 30, 1912, and recommend the
appropriation by congress of that
amount. A review of the work of the
past year is given as follows:
The annual Report of Major C. S.
Riche and Major Charles Keller, corps
- bf engineers, officers In charge of the
improvement of rivers and harbors in
the Rock Island district for the fiscal
year ended June 3t 1910, has been
prepared. The following resume oi
work is given:
Operating; Snasr Boats.
1. Operating snag boats and dredge
boats on the upper Mississippi river
and tributaries. The work performed
under this appropriation consists
chiefly in the removal of snags' rocks
and other obstructions to navigation
The operation extended on this from
Minneapolis to the mouth of the Mis
souri river, a distance of 670 miles,
and on the Illinois river from its
mouth to the city of La Salle, a dis
tance of 223 miles.
2. Work on the Mississippi river
between the mouth of the Missouri
river and Minneapolis and between the
Missouri river and St. Paul. This ap
plied to various localities indicated in
' the annual project, in the construcfion
of dams, and shore protections, in
auxiliary dredging, both by Mred laboi
3. Operating and care of the Des
Moines rapids canal and dry lock.
4. Work on the Mississippi river
5. Operating and care of the Miss
issippi river improvement at Moline.
6. Operating and care of the Mi
lan section of the Illinois and Miss
7. The Illinois and Mississippi
canal, improvement of the Rock river
8. Operating and care of the Ga
lena river improvement.
DRIVING OUT BUMS
Mayor Issues Orders That City
Be Ridden of Undesirable
MARCHED FROM THE STATE
Community Infested by Band of Sa
loon Hangers and Panhandlers
Who Refuse to Work.
Another crowd of tramps was round
ed up last night by the police depart
ment and herded out of the city this
morning in accordance with orders
from the mayor that the city be rid of
the undesirables. Yesterday morning
a crowd of 19 was sent across the river
and there were 15 in the bunch this
morning. Officers Sehnert, Bennett and
Gable worked well into the wee hours
of this morning gathering the bums in
and taking them to the police station.
This morning the roll was called and
the prisoners were arraigned before
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the police magistrate, by whom they
were appraised of the fact that their
room is more desirable than their
presence, and that it was a case of get
out of the city or make an extended
visit with the sheriff, during which
isit it would be a case of all work and
No Trouble at Bridge.
After the magistrate was done with
the men the mayor gave them a few
more words of warning and had the
men line up for inspection by the offi
cers at the station. He ordered the
officers to be on the lookout for the
hoboes, and not to treat them too gent
ly in case they show up here again. The
crowd was then given orders to march,
and with Officer Bennett ahead and Offi
cer Gable behind they1 moved towards
the bridge. The guard made no at
tempt to stop them this time, and they
were marched over to the main bridge
and given orders to "beat it" as fast
as they could. Yesterday the bridge
guard refused for a time to let the
hoboes go over the bridge, but he was
finally persuaded, and today he made
no protest whatever.
George Tots was fined $10 and costs
and E. L. Robberty $3 and costs last
night. The former engaged in a fight,
and the charge against the latter was
HAVE FULL TICKET
Socialists Nominate Milton L.
Morrill, Rock Island, for
L. F. HAEMER FOR SENATOR
Candidates for All Offices to lie Voted
on at the Primaries in Sep
tember. Socialists held a convention in Mo
line and made the following nomina
tions of candidates to be voted on a',
the September primaries:
For Congressman Milton L. Mor
rill, Rock Island.
For State Senator Louis F. Hae
For Representative Carl Block
For County Judge J. N Hardy
For Sheriff Ernest Fetchner, Mo
For County Superintendent ol
Schools Mrs. Nellie Sieghartner
For County Clerk Edgar Owens
For County Treasurer Charles Gan
tert. Rock Island.
Joseph T. Krone, Moline, was elect
ed a member of the congressional
committee, and William M. Bick of the
senatorial committee. J.. X. Hardy
and Milton L. .Morrill were delegated
a committee to have charge of the cam
paign. Wife Wants Divorce.
A bill for divorce was filed in the
circuit clerk's office today by Attor
ney Albert Huber representing Mrs.
Elizabeth Pierce. The defendant is
Ira N. Pierce, 'whom it is stated is
living in Davenport. The plaintiff
charges that he has been cruel to her
on numerous occasions and that she
is in fear of her life. She also al
leges that he has been consorting with
a number of lewd women and that he
flaunts this fact in Ber face. She
asks sthat she be given a decree an
nulling her marriage which took
place in Davenport last November and
that she be allowed to resume her
maiden name, Elizabeth Smith. Along
with the bill for divorce is one for
Fingers In a Saw.-
Carl Larson, who is employed at the
butter tub factory in the west end oi
he city, got his hand caught in a cir
cular saw this morning and the thumb
and first finger were badly cut, mak
ing partial amputation necessary.
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TO COST $100,000
Rock Island Savings Acquires
the Spear Corner for a
TO BE READY IN A YEAR
Structure Will Be One of Finest De
voted to Financial Purposes
Exclusively in West.
The new home of the Rock Island
Savings bank, now located in the
State bank building, is to rise at the
northeast corner of Third avenue anc
Eighteenth street. For several weeks
several sites have been under con
sideration by the officers of the bank,
and this afternoon the old Spear
corner was acquired from the owners,
Collins Bros., who a year ago pur
chased it from the Spear heirs.
The property has a frontage of 64
feet on Eighteenth street and 140
feet on Third avenue. The consider
ation was not made public, but it is
known the owners were offered $18,
000 for the lot only a few weeks ago
when it was" favorably discussed as
the site of the proposed headquarters
of the local lodge of Moose.
Completed In Year.
The new bank home will be com
pleted within a vear, it is, promised,
and it will be one of the most elaborate
and modernly appointed exclusively
Mnancial establishments in this sec
ion of the west. It will represent an
expenditure of approximately $100,000.
Aug. 1 the Rock Island Savings bank
is to vacate its present quarters and
move into the storeroom formerly oc
cupied by the Boston shoe store. The
'.iank will remain there pending xhe
completion of its new building.
Enjoj-ed Rapid Growth.
The Rock Island Savings bank is
one of the most prosperous institu
tions of its kind in this locality. It
was organized in 1S90 with a capitaliza
tion of $100,000. This has been in
creased gradually until today its capi
tal and surplus are $100,000. The bank
has assets of nearly $3,000,000.
H. S. Cable, the president, and P.
Greenawalt, the cashier, and Hon. E.
W. Hurst conducted the negoTiations
For the acquirement of the new site.
The building plans are in charge of a
committee of the directorate consist
ing of H. S. Cable, Hon. E. W. Hurst
and Franz Happ.
ALL TO GIVE BOND
Sheriff Will Not Accept Foreign
Real Estate Security from
FRANCKEL IS LIBERATED
Finally Able to Give Required Bond
F. Hatiield Furnishes
By tomorrow night It seems proba
ble that all the persons indicted by the
recent grand jury in connection with
the fraternal insurance investigation
will have furnished bonds to assure
their appearance here for trial during
the September term of the circuit
C. F. Hatfield of Chicago gave a $12
000 surety bond. He made the fifth
one who is under bonds. M. J
Franckel, who was under arrest
here, secured bond late this after
noon, and was released. The other
seven, all of whom are from Spring
field or nearby, desired to come here
today and put up bond, but the sheriff
had othe'. matters before him, and they
were notified to come tomorrow. They
wanted to give real estate located out
side the city as security, but the sheriff
refused to accept this, as he had no
good way of telling whether the prop
erty offered was up to representation.
He insisted upon surety bonds, and
they are being arranged for by Attor
ney Smith of Springfield, who is rep
resenting the indicted persons.
nonda Are Hitch.
With the exception of O. L Caldwell
and Miss Margaret Mcllvaine, whose
bonds are fixed at $3,000 each on the
charge of perjury, the bonds in each
case amount to $12,000 or more. Wil
son, Garber, Walters and Kenney will
each have to put up bonds of $15,000,
as they are indicted on one more
charge, than any of the others. S. S.
Mcllvalne's bonds will be $12,000.
Funeral of George J. Haln.
The funeral of the late George J.
Hain, who died Monday afternoon
at the home of his brother, Peter
Hain, 2813 Ninth avenue, after an
Illness of several months with tuber
culosis, was held this afternoon at
2 o'clock from the residence of his
brother, with 'burial In Chlppiannoek
ecmetery. Deceased was torn in Ger
many, June 24, 1877. He came to
this country with his - parents nine
years ago, settling in Illinois. He
had been employed for some time by
the Davenport Malting company in
Davenport. He was a member .of
the local order of Eagles and the lo
cal lodge of Krankenvereln. He is
survived by his mother, two sisters
and three brothers in Germany and:
lllg Ilia iiwiixo " uiuiuci,
Augusta, the. 5-yeaf-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. DeMartar, 317 Twenty
fifth street, died this morning at 10
o'clock after an illness of several
months with dropsy. The deceased
was born in Rock Island, May 12.
1905. The funeral will be held Fri
day morning from the home wUh
burial in St.. Mary's cemetery.
RIVER BEACONS TO
CONTINUE TO GLEAM
Orders to Discontinue Them from
Here to St." Fo.nl on Account of
Lkjw, Water Cancelled.
It Is all a mistake. Yesterday came
a bulletin from Commander M. L. Mil
ler, inspector for the 15th lighthouse
district, announcing that all "beacons
on the Mississippi between Rock Island
and St. Paul would be extinguished af
ter tonight on account of the practical
abandonment of navigation of the
stream, due to the low stage of water.
Today another bulletin arrived cancell
ing the notice of yesterday, and an
nouncing that the lights will continue
to burn till further notice.
Miss Sadie Mayall of Reynolds is
visiting in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Wait 6f Reynolds
are in the city visiting.
Hon. C. A. Greene of Turkey Foot
Lake, Ga., is in the city.
D. F. Wiley of Peoria is In the city
spending a week visiting relatives.'
Policeman Charles Ginnane has re
turned from a 10 days' vacation trip
in the east.
Miss Tillie Doyll or Chicago is a
guest at the home of Constable and
Mrs. Simon Goldberg.
Miss Sue Haggerty of Dubuque is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferry,
2a57 Fifth-and-one-half avenue.
Christian Koch, 218 Seventeenth
street, left last night on a business
trip to Swift Current, Canada.
D. W. Wisherd, general passenger
agtnt of the Acme Packet- company,
is here from Quincy on business.
Joseph DeMarchi, who has been vis
iting friends here, left this morning
for his home In Seymour, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Pomeroy and
Mr. and Mrs.' M. E. Cadwalader of
Ohio, 111., are visiting in the city.
Theodore Free is in the city visit
ing with his relatives for several days.
Mr. Free Is now located at Winni
peg, Canada. t A . ,
Miss Eva M. Beat, 1023 Nineteenth
street, has returned home after visit
ing with relatives in Blue island for
Miss Helen Redman left this morn
ing for her home in Savannah after
visiting with friends in the city for
the past week.
Mrs. 1C. Davis left this, morning
for her home in Cedar Rapids after
spending the past 10 days in the city
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whlttler and
children of Columbus, Ohio, arrived
in the city this morning to spend a
week visiting with friends.
Mrs. William F; Toenges left yester
day for Denver, where she will spend
the remainder of the summer with her
two sons, Oran and Will.
Harry and George Heideman, who
have ben visiting in the city for the
past week, left this morning for
their home In Wilton, Iowa.
Mrs. George Smith and son, Joe,
809 Twenty-fourth street, returned
home this morning after spending the
past week visiting with relatives in
C. E. Gilman, physical director of
the Y. M. C. A., returned home last
night after spending the past fort
night visiting with his parents in Be
loit, Wis. He also attended the
physical culture training school at
Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Piatt of Syra
cuse, N. Y., who have been the guests
of relatives in the city for the past
fortnight, left this morning for In
dianapolis, Ind., where they will
make a wek's visit with relatives be
fore returning to their home.
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Irwin and son
Fred of Evansville, Ind., who have
been visiting In Rock Island for the
past week, left this morning for Lin
coln, Neb., where they will spend the
remainder 'of the summer with Mrs.
Irwin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S
Attempted Operation Fatal.
Miss Grace Greenleaf, aged 25,
died at the city hospital. Moline, fol
lowing a short illness. She had been
employed as a domestic. Her father,
J. L. Greenleaf of New Haven, 111.,
has been notified of her death. He
Is county superintendent of schools
in Gallatin county. Miss Greenleaf
was at one time employed at Water
town hospital as an attendant. She
died of septic poisoning. She had
attempted, to perform an operation on
Who do their own work
Are the Best Friends of
his brother, Peter, in this city,
Through the rest of July we will place on sale every pair of our high grade men's, wo
men's and children's oxfords.
Gigantic Bargains in Up-to-Date
Special Bargains in Children's Oxfords
SEXTON-DRIGGS SHOE CO.
108 West Second
HAS TWO HOMES
IN THE ONE CITY
Edward Welsh, Arrested for
Arson, Discovered to Be a
WIVES MEET FIRST TIME
Both Summoned as Witnesses In Po
lice Court and Double Life of
Accused Is Revealed.
Two women who were maintained in
separate homes in, Davenport did not
discover until today that both were
married to Edward Welsh, alias Ed
ward Morris. The women had their
first, meeting in police court in that
city when Welsh was held to the dis
trict court on a charge of bigamy for
$2,000 bail. He was locked up.
Mrs. Edward Welsh and her three
children reside at 326 East Second
street. She became the wife of Welsh
at Springfield, III., eight years ago.
Mrs. Edward Morris resides at 817
Taylor street. She became the wife of
Welsh under the name of Morris last
November, Justice W. R. Malnes per
forming the ceremony at his office in
Klre Bring Out Facta.
During the past week mysterious
fires broke out in the two Welsh
homes. Welsh was suspected by the
police authorities of setting the houses
on fire, and he was arrested on a
charge of arson. The two wives were
summoned as witnesses to testify at
the hearing set for this morning in po
lice court. Then it was first discover
ed by the women and by the authori
ties that Welsh had been leading a dou
ble life. There was no evidence to
support the arson charge, and he was
held for bigamy. Welsh Is a painter
by trade. He made it a point to divide
his time aboutequally between both of
HAS CHANCE TO RECOVER
Frank Bntzer Still In Critical' State
Frank Butzer of Hillsdale is at the
Moline city hospital In a precarious
condition as result of an accident that
occurred while he was at work on his
father's farm three miles from Hills
dale. He slid from the too of a hay
stack and landed on the end of a pitch
fork handle that was propped upright
ion the ground.
He incurred terrible Internal in
juries. After consultation of physi
icians it was decided that an operation
(was necessary and the young man was
removed In an automobile to. the hos
pital In iMoline. The operation was
'performed as soon as possible after
(his arrival. The young man is a
(brother of Blen Butzer, famous Illinois
(football player and captain of the base
ball team for next year. He Is still
In a critical condition, with about an
even chance of recovery;
Car . 278 on the Elm street line
ran Into one of the postoffice wagons
that was collecting mail at tbe cor
ner of Tenth street and Second ave
nue at 11:25 last evening. The mo
torman, seeing the danger of strik
ing the wagon, applied ' the breaks,
and in doing so the friction caused
the wood on the trucks to ignite. A
blaze started to come out from under
All this season's goods in all
the fashionable leathers, such
as suede, gun metal, calf, tans
and patent colt.
Pumps, ties and oxfords.
We are carrying the same com
plete lines of footwear carried
by the Price Shoe company.
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the car and the alarm was Immed
iately sent in the Central flae station.
When the companies arrived the Are
was out, It having been extinguished
by the men on the car. There was
REELECTS ITS OFFICERS
Black Hawk Building Association Has
At the annual meeting of the Black
'Hawk Homestead, Building. Loan and
(Savings association, held last evening
tat the offices of the association in te
'Peoples National bank building, H. D
Mack, H. H. Cleaveland, H. L. Kinner
and Jonas Bear were elected members
of the board of directors each for a
term of three years. The old officers
were all reelected as follows:
President E. D. Sweeney.
Vice President H. H. Cleaveland
Secretary T. J. Medlll.
Treasurer H. B. Simmon.
Attorneys Sweeney & Walker.
BOOK CONQERN ANNUAL
Rev. F. A. Johnson, Galesburg, Elect
The board of directors of the Augus
tana Book concern Xeld its annual
meeting ia (this city yesterday after
noon and the board was reorganized
as folio as:
President Rev. F. A. Johnson,
Vice President I. M. Anderson
Secretary Rev. A. Schon. Chicago
Treasure! A. G. Anderson, Rock
A. G. Anderson was also reelected
manager of the concern and the many
different editors of the various pub
lishing houses were recalled. It was
decided to publish a special edition
containing a complete program of
jubilee week which was recently held
here and also all of the speeches which
were made on that occasion.
Several changes ln the staff were
made fcy the board. The office o
literary secretary, left vacant by the
resignation of Rev. C. B. Bengston
'was filled by the appointment of Rev
We Can Do It
If It Is
In the Tailoring
1628 Second Avenue. Next Door to Bijou.
Women's $4.00 and $4.50 C0 f
Women's $3.50 CtO
oxfords i O
Women's $3.00 0 f$2,
$3.00 white canvas pumps 0
and ties ipMiWi)
O. V. Holmgraln. The latter waa for
merly supervisor of manuscripts. Rev.
'-Carl Krast of the Minnesota confer
ence was appointed to fill this position.
FRED SMITH LIEUTENANT
Adjutant Genera IMrkson Confirms
Flection of Naval Rferre Here.
Springfield, 111., July 20.--(8pclal.)
Adjutant General Dickson today is
sued an order confirming the election
of Ensign Fred. L. Smith as lieutenant
end of Carl Clough as Mijm of the
6th division. Illinois Naval Reserves
at Rock Island.
Having Annual Picnic.
The local grocers and butchers have
closed up their places of business to
day and are enjoying an outing at Lin
wood, Iowa. The steamer W. W. took
the merry crowd of picnickers to the
ground this morning, the boat leaving
on the first trip about 3:30 with sev
eral hundred. A large number left
thi3 afternoon on the steamer (or the
picnic grounds. There was a ball
game this afternoon between tbe gro
cers and butchers. Dancing mill be
indulged at the inn. Tbe picnickers
will return home about 9 o'clock on
the steamer Wenona.
Peaches, P acnes.
Now is the time to can peaches.
They were never nicer than at present.
Alberta freestone peaches only $2 per
bushel at F. W. Moeller's grocery. 1323
r1fn avenue, old phone west 234.
Has removed her office to Sears, east
of Lucbman's garden and with the
help of her guide will brine satis
faction to you.
Do Not Fail to See This Gifted