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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. MONDAY, MAT 8, 1911.
ALL ABOARD FOR
Two Hundred Expected to
Make Trip With Business
Men Over R. I. S.
LEAVE CITY AT 8 O'CLOCK
promptness Is Essen tlsJ Tbree Big
Cars Coupled Together Will
Carry the Crowd.
Ywo hundred citizens of Rock Is
land, including nearly all the mem
bers of the Business Men's associa
tion and others of the city's best
boosters, will leave at 8 o'clock to
morrow morning on the first excur
aion ever undertaken to exploit Rock
Island's advantages as a commercial
and manufacturing center.
Three of the big passenger cars
of the Rock Island Southern will
be coupled together and will be op
erated as one, carrying the entire
crowd. The start will be made from
Fourth avenue and Second street.
The territory to be visited is the
district newly opened by the inter
urban between this city and Mon
mouth, including Aledo. The excur
sion marks something of an epoch
In Rock Island business enterprise.
MUST BE OX TIME.
Please remember that the hour of
leaving will be 8 o'clock, not some
minutes later. Better aim to be on
hand at 7:30 and avoid delays that
might prevent your getting out with
the other boosters. It will be abso
lutely necessary to start on time and
maintain the schedule 'in order to
do justice to the places to be visited.
Besides, punctuality will in this in
stance go a long way toward promot
ing the main objects of the trip, as
It will impress the people who have
assembled to greet the excursionists
with the latters disposition to
promptly fulfill contracts. It may be
added, should the excursion fail to
Supreme Recorder Hada Burkhart,
Rock Island, 111.
Supreme Receiver Carrie Franklin,
Albany, N. Y.
Supreme Chancellor Mrs. Gregett,
South Dakota. y
Supreme Marshal Pearl Morgan,
James McMahon of Peoria spent
Sunday with relatives here.
Joseph May an old time citizen and
business man of Rock Island, now of
Chicago, 13 visiting in the city. -
E. H. Stafford left for Des Moines
this morning, where he appears in
an important hearing in the federal
A. Findling of Denver Col., is
the guest of Mrs. A. Findling and
Mr. and Mrs. O'Malley, 2733 Sixth
Frank Wicker of Indianapolis is
here for a business visit and is a
guest at the home of his brother,
O. C. Wicker, 705 Ninth avenue.
Miss Kitty Schmidt and Dan
Schmidt have gone to Des Moines for
a visit with their aunt, Mrs. J. M. Cot
terall. Miss Schmidt will remain for
an extended visit while Mr. Schmidt
will return this week.
COUNCIL ACTS ON
Municipal Body Raises License
and Adopts Ordinance on
MORE MEN ARE NAMED
Firemen Reappointed on . Superin
tendent Hart's Recommenda
tion .Other Affairs.
EIGHT IN THE CLASS
William and Vashti College of
Aledo Announces First
JUNE FIRST IS THE DATE
Kxercises Will Take Place in the
Opera House Students Appear
in Caps and Gowns.
Aledo, 111., May 8. (Special)
The first annual commencement ex
ercises of, the William and Vashti
college will be held in the Aledo
opera house Thursday, June 1. There
are seven members of the graduat-
get away on time it would be held I in class- Msses Ruth Wright. Lois
Detwiler and Mafy Wallace, -and
Zanna Lee, Ennis Dunn, Robert Mc
Cord and Martin Justice.
The conferring of degrees will
also take place at the commence
APPEAR IX CAPS A fiTi GOWNS.
An ovation was given the grad
uates Wednesday by the students
when they appeared in their caps
and gowns for the first time in the
college chapel and President F. C.
English gave an appropriate ad
dress to the class on this' occasion.
TEA SCALD FATAL
Three-Months-Old Son of Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Brown of
BRAIN FEVER DEVELOPED
back possibly an hour on account
of conflict with the time of regular
trains on the same line. After be
ing thus warned it will be your own
fault if you are left behind.
COCLDXT GET DtSTERS.
The boosters will be fitted out
with canes and badges and Bleuer's
band will accompany them. It had
been voted to appear in linen dusters
but the committee found that it
would be Impossible to secure 200
dusters on such short notioe, and so
this "uniform" was abandoned.
Souvenirs will be carried and other
advertising matter will be distribut
ed in Quantities. The Rock Island
jdaily press will distribute several
thousand copies each of special edi
tions along the way.
Stopping a few minutes at each
station on the road. Monmouth at
the other end of the line will be
reached about noon. Here the lo
cal Retail Merchants' association
will feast fhe visitors, the armory
hall being the scene of the spread.
Two hours will be spent in the city.
The following Monmouth citizens
have been delegated as a reception
committee and will meet the visitors
at the station:
.Mayor J. l. Moore, r. Jobn 3-m0nths-oId son of
iem, w. a. sawyer, c. r. Mrs. Alex Brown, died at the family
Buck, E. B. Colwell. W. W. Mc- home in Silvis yesterday morning at
ui ougu, . Monn, r. a. g o'clock as the indirect result of being
i-icaenon r . iiott u. 6Cal(W by a cup of tea. He was an
nr tt t- 1 1 o. I oniy .Ha
' AZJ The accident took place Friday. The
txt t tt. A tv child had been fretful and the mother
r v. rwn a v Kaman s caring for him when the father
j" w Hav aT Simon T v. cm? home from work . at noon. Mr.
O'Connor. E. C Hardin. H. A. Brown poured a cup of hot tea for Mrs.
Johnson. R. Tt. Murdook. P. J. Brown, who had the infant in her arms
Iwi. John C. Allen. E. D. As she took the cup the little one
Bradv. Bruce Meek. D. Trun- threw out its arm. spilling the tea,
bull. O. 9 French. John S. which ran over its chest and neck
Brown. J. R. Hanna, E. A. Lord. fever follow;
J. D. Diifenbaugh. G. C. Hill- The injury resulting might not of j
yer. Dr. A. U. Tatton, C M. itself have proved fatalbut brain fever
Lewis. Roy Newman, A. II. developed Saturday and was the ini-
randsen. - : mediate ofliise of death.
On the return trip Aledo will be! The funeral will be held tomorrow
the only stop and the party will afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will
Child Knocked Cup of Boiling Liquid
From Mother's Hand, Re
reach home shortly after G o'clcrk.
The schedule of the trip is published
in full elsewhere in this iisue.
IN THE R. II A.
Enright Faction Elects Its En
tire Slate After Fight at
take place at Hampton.
IS FOUND DEAD
IN A FREIGHT CAR
Mike Kgan Passes Away Alone in
East Moline lUulroad
DR. BURKHART RECORDER
Kesult Made Known Karly Sunday
Morning After Long Wrestle
Willi the Ballots.
Mike Egan. a tramp moulder who
j had been in Moline for the la three
I weeks, was found dead last night at
10 o'clock in a freight car on the Bur
lington tracks in East Moline. Egan's
body was discovered by members of
the train crew. It was taken to Moline
and an investigation showed that
death was caused by acute alcohol-
(ism. Egan was 5S years of age. So
far as tan be learned, he has no im
mediate relatives. The body will prob
ably be buried at county expense.
Denver, May S. After an excrtirig
ck-ction, the counting of the ballots
'not being completed till early ester
day morning, it was found that the.
Royal Neighbors administration "ticket
Leaded by Mrs. LJna M. Collins, su
preme oracle, and including Miss Myr
tle E. Dade, supreme recorder, had
been defeated by the ticket heatied by
Mrs. Myra B. Enright, the result be
THK .NEW OFFICERS.
Following are the new supreme offi
cers: Supreme Oracle Myra B. Enright,
Kansas C:y. Kan.
Supreme Vice Oracle Bettie Hub
tell, Fowler, Co!.
OHIO BRIBE TAKERS
TREMBLE IN BOOTS
Assistant Sersreant-afarms of
ate Is Called Before the
Columbus. Ohio. May S. Somewhat
cf a sensation was c"sted in the leg
islative bribery case today when Stan
ley Harrison, assistant ; sergeant-at
arms of the senate, was -a"I?d before
jthe grand jury. Harrison is known to
; have been in consultation with the t'e
' tectives who unearthed the bribery
At this morning's session of the Rock
Island municipal commission, ordinances
were presented by Commissioner M.
T. Rudgren raising the license fees
and revising the old ordinances for
the conduct of lunch wagons, shoe shin
ing tands, pop corn and peanut
stands, pawn shops and junk yards
and for peddlers. The raise in fee in
the cases varies. That for the con
duct of a lunch wagon, which before
this morning was $25, has been raised
to $75 per year and $50 for six months.
In addition to the license fee clause,
there are clauses providingthat t he lunch
wagons should be In operation only at
such hours as may be designated by
the mayor. A fine of not less than
$25 will be imposed for any viola'-ion
of the ordinance.
The fee for the conduct of shoe shin
ing stands was doubled, and now
stands at $50 per year.
LICESSE FOR TRANSIENTS.
Peddlers and transient traders will
be obliged to secure licenses hereafter
at a rate of $5 per day, $10 per week.
$15 for six months and $25 for a year,
Drivers with an assistant shall pay for
the privilege of peddling $3 per day;
$5 per week; $10 per month; $15 for
six months and $25 for a year. For a
peddler's 6tand in a fixed location a
fee of $10 per day; $25 per week, $35
for six month9 and $50 for a year
shall be paid.
Any person or persons who shall
conduct an auction or private sale
for a week or fraction thereof, shall
be licensed for a sum of $200. The
fee formerly was $100 for a like per
iod. For popcorn and peanut stands,
the license hereafter -.nail be $50 pe(
year and $35 for six months. That for
the conduct of pawnshops and junk
yards shall be $75 for a year and $50
for six months. All licenses shall be
issued from May 1 to May 1 and shall
not extend over the municipal year.
THE CITY FRINTINNG.
The Rock Island Argus and Rock
Island Union submitted a joint bid
for the contract for the printing ol
official minutes for the ensuing year.
It was the desire of the council to
award the contract for the printing of
the minutes to one of the papers, but
inasmuch as each paper doubtless has
readers which the other has not, and
there has been a time-honored custom
of publishing the offlcial proceedings
in both papers, the proposition
to print the minutes jointly was sub
mitted. For each insertion, there
shall be a charge of six cents per line.
and thereby each paper would receive
three cents per line. In other words,
the commission is presented by the
publishers with the opportunity to have
the proceedings published in both pa
pers for the price of one, a concession
made for the benefit of the general
reading public. Upon motion of
Commissioner Budgren, the matter
was laid over till next week, and in
the interim, the matter will be inves
tigated. Upon motion of Mayor Schriver, Col
onel W. T. Channon was named as
master plumber of the board of exam
iners. APPOIXTMESTS CONFIRMED.
Commissioner Archie Hart offered
for confirmation the names of Patrol
men: F. TV. Herges, John Johnson,
Dennis McCarthy and George Banker.
The council confirmed the appoint
ments as well as those of the follow
ing firemen: H. Hermann, captain of
No. 3 hose company; A. Schmid, cap
tain of No. 2 hose company; E.
Schadt, C. Glass. B. Stephens, H.
Bloomquist, G. Hoist, V. Murphy, A.
Engel, c. Miller, D. Mandel, D. Doyle,
J. Valentine, C. Mielow, A. Currie and
B. Brekin. The firemen were in each
Commissioner Hart reported in re
gard to the visit to Peoria workhouse
which he made with Commissioner
Ezra Eastman of Moline and members
of the board of supervisors last week.
He stated in his report that the Peoria
workhouse is not self sustaining and
that it was necessary for an $18,000
appropriation. From the sale of pro
duet of the workhouse, $10,000 was
realized, leaving the county to pay the
remaining $$,000. The commissioner
said that often it is impossible to place
the manufactured article on the mar
ket at its real value and there is there
fore a loss because of underselling. He
recommended that the prisoners be
placed at work on the public high
ways in place of in a workhouse. Up
on motion, the report was received
and placed on file.
SALARIES ARE ALLOWED.
The last salaries cf members of the
old city council were allowed by the
commissioners as well as the salaries
for themselves. Therefore the sal
Iary account was somewhat larger
this week than usual. The total was
$1,625 67 and of this amount, half in
cluded the salaries of the ex-alderman.
The ex-mayor was allowed $36.66.
THE ANTICIPATED REVEM E.
Commissioner Rudgren submitted
the clerk's estimate of the anticipated
revenue, together with the following
Whereas, the anticipated revenue of
the city of Rock Island for the fiscal
year 1911, aside from general tax levy
will be about $1S0,164.S3.
Resolved. That the said amount be
distributed in, several funds aa fol
Fire alarm system $ HJJMW.W
Improvement of Thirty
elghth street. SevenQi to
to Eighteenth avenue
Sixth ward sewer system..
Improvements of Seventh
street. Fifth, to Eleventh
avenue .......... ......
Lincoln, court paving
Library fond (doe former
Overdraft ......... .......
Reservoir and filter
Water certificates and in
terest Water works -construction.
THE AJPPROPRXATTOX ORDINANCE.
He also presented an appropriation
ordinance and upon motion, it was
laid over for a week. The ordinance
is as follows:
That there be and hereby Is appro
priated to be provided for by the gen
eral tax levy for the current fiscal
year, the aggregate sum of $98,145 62
for the following purposes, to-wit:
Public library fund $ 7421.90
Public park fund : 11,869.83
Interest fund 2,000.00
Police fund 22,500.00
Street fund , 10,000.00
Seventh ward sewer system
(west section) 5,000.00
Improvement of Twenty
fifth street, Third to Fifth
Office fund 1,488.98
DRIVE LIKE FURY;
BEAT A CITIZEN
Two Young Men Run into Pe
destrian and Assault Him
When He Protests.
YANKED BY THE POLICE
Then Pay Fines for Assault and Bat
tery Other Proceedings in
the Local Court.
Robert Jackson and Walter Johnson
wound up last night at the police sta
tion after having had one grand time.
They had hired a rig and were driving
up Second avenue at a rapid pace when
they ran into a pedestrian. The victim
protested, and because he objected to
their carelessness the lads jumped
from the rig and administered a beat
ing to the man. Their arrest followed.
This morning Jackson was fined $5
and costs and Johnson was fined $3
and costs for assault and battery. The
fight occurred at Nineteenth street and
Martin Rogers was assessed $1 and
costs this morning for intoxication.
The charge of assault and battery
preferred Saturday against Mrs. Nellie
Taylor by Mrs. Laura Heverling, in
which Mrs. Taylor was charged with
having hit and kicked the son of the
complainant, was dismissed this morn
ing by Police Magistrate C- J. Smith.
A fine of $25 was suspended over Mrs.
Taylor, and will be imposed if another
charge of like nature results.
ROW IN A RESTAURANT.
J. Dougherty, employed as cook
at the Goltmann restaurant at 1927
Second avenue, was fined $1 and
costs this morning for disorderly
conduct. Dougherty waa arrested
Saturday night after he had thrown
several fellows from the restaurant.
There was a fight near Twentieth
street and it was carried to Golt
mann's. The men refused to be
quiet and Dougherty then took a
hand in the affair. A call was sent
for the police but when they arriv
ed Dougherty was the only one
there. The language which he used
while escorting the men to the 6treet
was rather profane and his arrest
resulted. The other Interested par
Object to Laying of Track In Moline
for New Twenty-seventh Street
The First. Baptist church of Mo
line had an injunction served upon
the Tri-City Railway company yes
terday morning in order to keep
the company from proceeding with
the laying of the track in the Twenty-seventh
street extension to the
Fourth avenue line. Judge W. H.
Gest issued the restraining order.
The church claims that the street
over which the track is being laid
is not a public highway and that
in addition, the running of the cars
would endanger the lives of the
children who attend the Baptist
chapel on Twenty-seventh street and
Seventh avenue. The company has
offered to buy the lot on which the
chapel stands and to allow fhe mov
ing away of the chapel, but the
church wants the company to secure
a new site for the Chanel.
WooJkull, Goodale fk? Bull
Stylist clotkcs for particular men
and show us the man who
isn't particular about his appearance.
A different style for every different
build and any number of different
patterns to select from m tan, brown,
. gray, blue, etc., at any price
you want to pay
$15, $16.50, $18, $20, $22.50
$25, $27.50, $30 $35 r
The very best that can be bought
tor the money.
Come in and let us prove it to you.
Wc 11 be glad to show you.
Isssssssssss5 Boys, base ball suitSj ?5c Q5c
gasSli Rnvc' suite $3 to $12. Bovs Hats and Cans. 50c to $1.50
Base Ball and Bat Free with Boys' Suits
IS WAITING ON
Appointment of Commandant
at Rock Island Arsenal Is
Being Held Up.
ELIGIBLE, BUT MAY RETIRE
General Crozier Will Act When Of
ficer Now on Duty in New York
Makes Up Ills Mind.
Washington, May 8. (Special.) The
appointment of a successor to the late
Colonel Hobbs is being held up pend
ing the action of Colonel B. W. Dunn,
who is eligible to retirement, but who
has not yet decided what he will do.
If Colonel Dunn, who is now in charge
of the New York bureau of safe trans
portation of explosives, decides to re
main in the service, be is eligible to
appointment to the position of com
mandant of Rock Island arsenal or one
of the other big arsenals.
WAITING FOR DECISION.
"I am waiting for Colonel Dunn to
decide what he will do," said General
Crorier today. "As soon as that mat
ter is disposed of I will appoint a man
to go to Rock Island."
It is still believed here that in the
event of Colonel Dunn's declination,
Colnnal John T. Thomnson will be the
next commandant at Rock Island arsenal.
THROWN FROM HORSE;
IS BADLY INJURED
John Wilson, Employed at Velie
Farm, Meets With Accident
Riding in Moline.
Jesse Wilson, caretaker at the Ve
lie farm in Moline was thrown from
a horse yesterday afternoon and as
a result, bis left arm waa dislocated
at the shoulder and his head and
face were badly bruised. He was
riding a thoroughbred horse owned
by Mrs. Grace Velie Harper. The
horse balked when driven up to a
hurdle and f!er rearing and plung
ing for several minutes, the girths
of the saddle broke and the rider
was thrown under the feet of the
horse. Mr. Wilson will recover.
Services at Reynolds.
Rev. D. H. Leland of the Edsewood
Baptist church, who conducts ser
vices every Sunday evening at Rey
nolds, last evening baptised two new
members, Miss Minnie Meyhew and
Miss Hazel Gabton. The Woman's
Mission society of the church will
meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs
Nettle McAdam's at Reynolds.
Small Fire Put Out.
The fire department was called at
1:30 this afternoon to the home of Max
Falkovitch. 62 Sixth street. A cur
tain had been set afre from flames
from the cooking range. The damage
GROUND TO DEATH
Beuben Bice of Silvis Killed by
a Freight Train in
A SAD SUNDAY MISHAF
Was Attempting to Board Moviuj
Cars and Fell Resided at
Reuben Bice, 24 years old, was killed
yesterday afternoon shortly before .
o'clock when he was thrown under th
wheels of an eastbound Rock Island
freight train which he tried to board
The accident occurred Just east o.
Fifth fctrc-et in Molini. An inquest wai
conducted this morning. Altbou-t
there was no proof of intoxication, th
evidence submitted and the condition
of the body indicated that Bice wts
under the influence of liquor. The
train was going at a rate of six m.i'i
an hour when the accident occurred.
EMPLOYED AT SILVIS.
Bice was a boilerinaker by trade and
was employed at Sllvi3 shops. Hi
home is in Chattanooga, Tenn, He had
teen In Moline six months. Relative!
have been notified, and it is though!
that the remains will be taken to Tea
te3see for burial.