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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. MAY 16, lOllr
Committees From Three Cities
Hold Joint Meeting at the
CENTRAL BODY IS NAMED
J. F. Egan, J. H. Schaefer and C F.
Grants to Formulate Plana for
A Joint meeting of the convention
committees of the Rock Island club,
the Davenport club together with
a representative of the Moline club,
was held last evening at the New
Harper in this city and plans were
laid for the organization of a tri
city committee whose aim It will' be
to engineer the campaigns for se
curing conventions for the three cit
ies. Chairman J. F. Egan of the
Rok Island committee. Chairman
J. H. Schaefer of the Davenport com
mittee and C. F. Grantz of Moline
comprise a committee for the draw
ing up of plans for the joint organ
ization. At the meeting last evening
which was presided over by J. F.
Egan were the following:
Rock Island W. A. Rosenfield,
president of the Rock Island club,
J. F. Egan, chairman of the conven
tion committee of this city; W. H.
Thorns, W. S. McCombs, Carl J.
Mueller and W. P. Ammerman.
Davenport Oswald Schmidt, pres
ident of the Davenport Commercial
club, J. H. Schaefer, chairman of
the Davenport convention commit
tee; E. H. Sanford, Sam T. White,
R. Mertelbusdher, J. F. Porter and W.
Moline C. F. Grants.
to organize: effort.
The duty of the central commit
tee when finally organized will be to
secure the cooperation of the busi
ness Interests of the three cities
when they have It In their power to
aid In bringing a convention to any
of the three cities. In this way the
efforts and weight of all will be
combined towards one object and it
will be rare that they fail to land
anything they go out after. There
Is a great difference in appearing be
fore a convention and inviting it to
a city of 30 000 or 40,000 and in in
viting it to a community of 100,000.,
There is no Intention to have the cit
ies lose their individuality and the
city convention committee will be
Just as important as ever, but there
will be harmony and no fighting each
other to the disadvantage of all.
MATTER OF BISIVESU.
It was the sentiment of the meet
ing that the securing of conventions
should be upon a business bssis, that
is that the amount of money thereby
brought to the city should exceed
the amount spent' In getting the con
vention to come. In this way the j
merchants of the city and the others j
Interested could be prevailed upon
to see that whatever money they do- j
nate towards securing the conven-1
tion would In reality be an Invest-!
ment on which they could expect re-1
turns. It Is the plan of the commit-;
tees to get In touch with the hotel ,
proprietors, the liverymen, restau
rant keepers and the others who are j
directly benefited by conventions and j
to have them start a permanent fund
to be used In campaigning. It was
also suggested last evening that the
merchants of the throe cities be re
quested to ceaBe advertised in pro
grams and the like and to invest the
money thus spent In the permanent
The local "convention committee Is
at present compiling data showing
the convention facilities afforded by
Rock Island. This includes the num
ber of hotels, livery and taxi lines.
restaurants and other eating houses,!
private houses where rooms can be j
secured, and the general attractions!
of Jhe city. Similar facts will be j
compiled In Davenport and Moline i
and the Joint mmmlttee when once I
organized will be put in possession I
of this information. I
DAY IN THE POLICE COURT
Bill llogan, a Stranger, Given 30
lavs for Startling Children.
Bill Hcgan. a stranger was ar
rested last night by Officer 'John Kin
ney. Hogan had imbibed rather
freely and then had startled a num
ber of children. He insisted on us
ing them for playthings and tossed
several of them into the air. This
morning he was given 30 days on a
charge of disorderly conduct. The
Finest in the world for
Sold exclusively by
case was in the court of Police Mag
istrate C. J. Smith.
Frank Brooks of West Liberty,
Iowa, while suffering from the ef
fects of liquor last night, entered the
Park cafe on Twentieth street, be
tween Second and Third avenues,
and started to fight with everyone
whom he could reach. Officer John
Kinney placed him under arrest and
this morning he was given 10 days
In the county Jail by Magistrate
Upon complaint of Peter Fleming,
Rock Island road detective, Steve
Vahos and Tony Contas were arrest
ed fbr flipping trains and" this
morning each was fined $2 and
CORCORAN ON TRIAL
BEFORE SECOND JURY
Man Accused of Attacking Little
Girls Xow Facing Charge
The trial of the Frank Corcoran
case. In which the defendant is
charged with the crime of rape, be
gan In the circuit court this morning
and at 3 o'clock this afternoon 11
jurors had been secured. Because of
rumors that the jury on the occa
sion of Corcoran's other trial had
been tampered with, Judge F. D.
Ramsay Issued orders at noon today
that the Jurors should be kept to
gether and that the same precau
tions should be observed as in a
murder case. Accordingly the jury
will have to be under the eye of a
deputy sheriff all the time and will
have to spend the nights at the court
house. "State's Attorney L. M. Ma
gill has secured Attorney W. M.
Chamberlain of Davenport to aid him
In the prosecution of the case.
INSPECTOR IS WANTED
Business Men Seek Creation of New
A committee of business men and
manufacturers met this morning with
the city commission for the purpose of
soliciting the aid of the commission for
the creation of the office of city elec
trical inspector. During the regime of
the old council the matter was up on
several occasions, but it was left to
the commission for action. The office
is ar Important one in the minds of
those who are interested in electrical
work, and would, if created, do away
with much of the danger resulting from
improper wiring which is being done
by amateurs. The commission will,
probably take definite action in regard
to the appointment of an electrical in
spector next Monday.
ACTS STRANGELY; ARREST
Joseph Csick Disturbs Citizens in
West End of Town.
Joseph Caslck furnished quite a bit
of trouble last night in the west end
of town and the result was the com
plaint was filed against him at the po
lice station and a bunt was started lor
him. He was finally located near Sec
ond street and Fourth avenue, just as
he was lying down to enjoy a little
rest. He was taken to the station.
During the evening he called at doz
ens cf houses, but people who answer
ed his Bummons could make lUtle out
of the conglomeration of words which
issued from his mouth. He carried an
ancient grip sack and in it were three
old shoes. He is being held at
the police station.
HIS LIFE IS THREATENED
Frank Koln Swears Warrant Against
His Camping Partner.
Frank Koln, an Austrian who has
been camping a few miles south of
Milan today lodged complaint!
against his camping partner, John
Pelz. It is claimed by the complain
ant he threatened upon several occa
sions to kill him and had gone after
him with a large knife. He had al
ways evaded the rushes, but is fear
ful that Pelz if allowed his liberty
he will carry out his threats. A con
stable was sent for Pelz this after
TINNERS ARE STILL OUT
Bosses Appoint a Committee to Con
sider Xew Demands.
Journeymen tinners of Rock Is
land and Moline are still on strike
awaiting compliance with their new
demands. A minimum wage of 45
cents an hour is asked and the un
ionizing of all shops. The boss tin
ners held a meeting in Rock Island
Turner hall yesterday afternoon. A
committee was appointed to consider
the demands of the Journeymen. The
report and recommendation of the
committee will be final.
TAKEN BY TRAMP
OrviHe McClellan, 5 Years Old,
Believed to Have Been
SEEN WITH A STRANGER
Disappears When Sent to Store by
- Mother to Make a Purchase
Orrille McClellan, 5-years-old, 4413
Fifth avenue, disappeared yesterday.
and his mother, Mrs. John McClellan,
believes he was kidnapped. The po
lice departments of the three cities
have been furnished a description of
the child and asked to aid In a search
At 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon Or
vllle was sent to a store in Moline by
his mother to buy a pair of scissors.
Shortly afterward he was seen in the
company of a strange man, who had
all the earmarks of a tramp. Mrs.
McClellan thinks probably the tramp
stole the child to use him, to beg.
Orvllle was dressed In a pink Buster
DIVORCED FROM TfFSBATTD.
Mrs. McClellan was divorced from
her husband four years ago. He 's
now a resident of Logan, Kan. She
does not think McClellan would be
involved In any conspiracy to kidnap
the child, inasmuch as he did not
evince and desire to gain posses
sion of him when the divorce suit
TRINITY TO HAVE
A PARISH HOUSE
Improvement to Cost $10,000
Ordered at Meeting of the
UTILIZE CHURCH GROUNDS
Chapel to Be Located at South of
Property and Assembly Room
at the Rear.
At a parish meeting at Trinity Epis
copal church last evening, it was do
cided to build a new parish house
and chapel costing $10,000. The
meeting was well attended and It was
evident that the communicants were
about unanimous for the improve
ment, the need of which has been felt
jfor a long time." Plans, drawn by Ar
chitect J. D. O. Pridmore of Chicago,
were exhibited, and with a few slight
changes they will be followed In the
construction. The church property
contains -sufficient room for the new
parish house. The chapel will be built
just south of the church and will be
1G feet wide and 33 feet long. There
will be an assembly room to the rear
of the church, 26 feet wide and 43 feet
CUES A MEETING PLACE.
The assembly room and the chapel
can be thrown together and there Is
an opening from, the chapel into the
church proper. Between the assem
bly room and the rectory Is a kitchen
where the Men's club and the guilds
will be able to provide dinners for
their meetings. The space afforded
by the site Is well utilized and the ad
dition will undoubtedly prove of great
service to the church. The present
choir room, which is separate from
the church, will be no longer needed.
LARGE SIM PLEDGED.
Although the meeting last evening
did not contemplate asking for funds
for the improvements, a large sum
was pledged, nevertheless. The lad
ies of Trinity guild announced that
they would raise $1,000 to help pay
the cost of the new building and they
asked to be entered for that amount.
The pledge came as a surprise and the
ladies were heartily thanked. The fl
nancing of the parish house and the
arranging of the details will be In
the hands of the vestry. The work
will be started as soon as plans and
specifications can be secured.
AN INJUNCTION IS ASKED
Woman Wants Jloline Restrained
From Turning Drain Water.
A petition for injunction against the
city of Moline was filed this afternoon
in the circuit court by Attorneys Peek
& Dietz, who represent Mrs. Clara J.
Cleaveland. The petition asks that the
city be enjoined from making certain
changes in the drainage in the south
ern part of the city in the vicinity of
Prospect park. The new plans of the
city. It Is claimed by the plaintiff, will
tend to throw rain water and all the
water from the drain into Prospect
park and thence into the land just
south, owned by Mrs. Cleaveland.
TAKES BICK TO J0LIET
Sheriff I leaves With His Prisoner
Sheriff O. L. Bruner left this noon
for Joliet, taking with him George
Bick, who was sentenced to the state
penitentiary. Bick plead guilty to
the crime of incest and he will have
to remain in prison until released
by the board of parpns.
CITY TO HAUL GARBAGE
Grocers and Butchers Make Request
Upon the Commission.
Following action taken at a meeting
of the Retail Grocers' and Butchers'
association, held last night at Rock
I Bland Turner hall, the city commis
sion Is to be asked to supervise the
hauling of garbage from local stores
during the summer months. Hereto
fore the dealers have done the haul
ing In their own wagons. A commit
tee waa named to wait upon the com
mission with the request. At the next
meeting of the association plans will
be made for the annual picnic. At the
close of last night's meeting, which
was attended by 30 of the members, a
luncheon was enjoyed.
P. C. Schmltt has gone to Mid
land, S. D., for a business visit.
Clarence Flcken is home from
Grtnnell college for a brief visit.
Miss Emily Boyle of Reynolds left
at noon today for an extended visit
H. C. Rider, 1426 Foorteenth-and
a-half street, has returned after a
four-years' cruise around the world,
while in the service of the United
Mr.' snd Mrs. John Sness and
daughter, Josephine, of Rock Island
sailed from New York today on the
steamer, Noordam, and will go to
Paris, Munich and Hamburg for a
Dr. E. L. Emerson of "Windsor, in.
is in the city on a brief visit. The
doctor spent yesterday with his old
civil war comrade. J. M. Beardsley.
Yesterday was the 47th anniversary
of the battle of Resacca, Ga., in
which both participated as members
of company C 102 Illinois infantry.
M. Ii. Bell of Chicago, general at
torney for the Rock Island lines,
came to Rock Island In his private
car this afternoon, accompanied by
Mrs. Bell and children and the
Misses Williams of Chicago and
Pierce of Zoston. The members of
the party are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. H. Stafford. They visited Rock
Island arsenal and other points of
interest while in Rock Island.
PHONE GIRLS' RIVER TRIP
Annual Excursion Is Announced for
June 1 on W. W.
Thursday evening, June 1, is an
nounced as the date of the annual
steamboat excursion under the auspic
es of the girls of the tri-city exchanges
of the Union Electric Telephone com
pany. The steamer W. W. and
barge have been chartered for the oc
casion. There will be music &ni
dancing, and refreshments will be
served on board. This annual outing
arranged by the Union Electric gir'3
has always proved a big success, and
the one announced for the first of next
month doubtless will be as popular,
for the friends of the girls never fall
to turn out In force to aid them In
making It a big and enjoyable affair.
COLLISION; HORSE HURT
Automobile and Rig Come Together
on Fifth Avenue, (
R. R. Glenn of Moline, piloting an
automobile, and L. N. Bordeau, the lo
cal painting contractor, driving ha
single horse wagon, had a collision at
Fifth avenue and Thirtieth street, at
5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
wagon was damaged slightly, but the
horse was badly used up and it had to
be sent to a veterinary hospital for
treatment. The auto escaped harm.
Notice to House Holders.
General cleaning of alleys will begin
on Tuesday, May 16th. Householders
are requested to place all ashes and
refuse in alleys by that day. Gar
bage must be kept separate from
ashes and placed in cans as provided
ROBT. R. REYNOLDS.
Commissioner of Streets.
We carry out the latest style
in hairdressing. We also carry
a full line of hair bandeaux and
cf the highest quality.
Our reasonable prices make
this a popular beauty parlor. One
visit will convince you that our
claims are just.
Sole agents in Rock Island for
the famous Marinello toilet ar
Manicuring, 35 cents, except on
Facial massage. N
Chiropody a specialty.
Hairdressing a specialty.
Young & McCombs
MISS ICEY TEEL.
In charge of Beauty Shop.
TWO USED UP BY
A BUCKING AUTO
Machine Indulges in Backward
Dash in Market Square,
Hitting a Post.
OWNER DISLOCATES ARM
His Companion-" Attempts to Stop
Runaway Car and Buffers
Braises on Body.
Two men who were either sadly ig
norant as to the working of the
mechanism of an automobile which
they were attempting to start or
suffering from the effects of drink,
caused quite a disturbance yesterday
afternoon on Market square, midway
between Second and Third avenues.
They had stopped the machine In
front of a thirst emporium and after
a. visit in there returned to It. It
was necessary to crank the auto he-
fore starting It.
One of them placed the levers and
cratchea in what he thought was the
right position and then started to
crank the machine. He had the ma
chine tuned up rather highly and bo
experienced some difficulty In start
ing It. But he finally succeeded and
then was horrified to see the auto
mobile hacking away from him at i
POST BTTDS DASH.
His friend was trying to climb into
the car when It started off and in
terror he clutched madly at it and
tried to -stop it. HJs effort was In
vain and the machine continued
north on Seventeenth street across
the Benson feed store scale and then
finally came to a stop when it crash
ed Into a post. B. P. Hyslop of Dav
enport, owner of the machine dis
located his right arm while cranking
the car. He was picked up and car
ried to the police station and later
was taken to his home in his own
auto. One of Totten'a drivers acted
as his pilot. The other man was
somewhat bruised when he was roll
ed by the machine while he was en
deavoring to stop it with brute
Local Men and Religion Movement
to Be launched Next Monday.
The permanent organization of the
men and religion forward movement
has been deferred till next Monday
night, because It was Impossible for
the committee on nominations to
make a report which would entirety
cover the instructions set forth a
week ago. A meeting was held last
night at 7:30 in the Y. M. C. A. chapel
and there were but 14 out of a possi
ble 24 delegates from the cooperating
churches present. There will be or
ganization, however, providing for u
tri-city committee, a local executive
committee aand local congregational
committee. In addition to reporting
nominations for office next week, .the
committee will present plans for tbo
summer work. Whether special San
day meetings for men and boys shall
be taken up or not, will be decided at
Advertised List No. 20.
The following' letters remain uncall
ed for in the Rock Island postoffice for
the week ending May 13, 1911:
Mrs. Irean Arnold, W. L. Arnold,
Mrs. Sadie Cunningham, S. J. Corken,
Mrs. M. T. Conwell, J. W. Davis. Ray
Durbin, J. E. Durdln, Jesse Drenham,
Mrs. G. B. Ebernathy, Miss Elsie 709
Third avenue, B. F. Edwards, Anna
Eastrom, Burt Gates, Nillle Hunter,
Miss Matie Hoyt, Mrs. Kittle Hughes,
Elsie Johnson, Charles H. Johnson,
Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Marha Lodge, Mrs.
Carl Luchs, Henry Mussche, Thomas
McGonlgle, Mattie 1536 Fifteenth ave..
R. McCormack, J. Newman, Earl
Phelps, James E. Payne, Miss Gladys
Roberts, John C. Rehley, Louis Relter,
Miss Helen Scbmacht, Mr. Hollis Sims,
Mrs. Rose Taylor, Mrs. Daisy Talbot,
A. Thiele, Chester Wilson, Miss Mary
Whitney. Frank Walter.
Foreign: Otto Anderson, Harlem Clas-
torfeorn, Miss Bessie Graham, Jennie
McConnell, Al Slgnor Domencia Ciel
lofu Ginanamu, Mr. Fred Parker.
hugh a. J. Mcdonald.
Kliog Will Probated.
The will of the late Mrs. Lena Kllng
of this city was admitted to probate
this morning by Judge B. 8. Bell. The
instrument was dated Jan. 30, 1899,
and it leaves all of the property of
deceased to the husband, Swante
Kling, who is also named as executor.
Saved Child from Death.
"After our child had suffered from
severe bronchiel trouble for a year."
wrote G. T. Richardson, of Richard
son's Mills, Ala., "we feared it had
consumption. It had a bad cough all
the time. We tried many remedies
without avail, and the doctor's mede
cine seemed as useless. Finally we
tried Dr. King's New Discovery, and
are pleased to say that one bottle ef
fected a complete cure, and our child
is again strong and healthy. "For
coughs, colds, hoarseness, lagrippe,
asthma, croup and sore lungs, its the
most Infallible remedy that's made.
Price 50c and 11.00. Trial bottle free.
Guaranteed by all druggists.
The splendid work of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets is dally
coming to light. No such grand rem
edy for liver and bowel troubles was
ever known before. Thousands bless
them for curing constipation, sick
headache, biliousness, jaundice and in
digestion. Sold by all druggists.
will not affect your feet and
make them burn if you wear a
pair ofthe "
cpol summer tans, canvas
shoes or oxfords. We carry a
most complete line of these
Men who wish something
cool and easy for every day
wear should try a pair of our
EXCLUSIVE SHOE HOUSE.
1 726 Second Ave.
Rock Island Phone 1716
DRY ALDERMEN VOTE
TO ISSUE LICENSES
Rockford, After Ten Days of Closed
Doors, to Have Thirty-two
Rockford, I1L, May 1. Thirty-
two saloon licenses were granted last
night through the union of the
"dry" aldermen and the socialists,
the "wets" holding out for the full
52 permits, as last year, or nothing.
Those to whom licenses were
granted are the men who had clean
elates during the "dry" period of
two years. The socialistic alder
men, who hold the balance of power,
declared they would never vote for
men convicted of violating the law.
Some of the men on the "hand
picked list" avow -they will refuse
to take out licenses. Rockford has
been saloonless ten days while the
matter was thrashed out.
FIGHTS FOR RECIPROCITY
Offer of Services by Got. Osborn of
Michigan Accepted by President.
Lansing, Mich. May 16. In re
sponse to a telegram sent by Cover
nor Osborn volunteering to go to
Washington and work in the inter
est of a reciprocity treaty, the gov
ernor received a message requesting
him to come to Washington at once
and he has already started for the
Quiet After Strike Riot.
Grand Rapids. Mich., May 16. Fol
lowing last night's "rioting strike sym
pathizers were quiet this morning and
indications are there will be no resump
tion of the trouble. As a result of last
night's riot four strikers are in the
police station and six policemen are
nursing minor bruises and the riddled
windows of the Widdfcomb factory
show the effects of the bombardment
John D. Rockefeller would be broke
If he should sppnd his entire income
to prepare a better medicine than
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for diarrhoea,
dysentery or bowel complaints. It is
Impossible, and so says everyone taht
has used it Sold by all druggists.
perfectly raised, wholesome
XN, . THE WHOLESOME
For producing food of most delicious flavor and perfect
lightness and wholesomeness, there is no baking powder
in the world to equal Rumford it '
Makes ; Digestible Foods
NEXT DOOR TO YOU
No matter where you live your telephone connects you with our
store at all hours of the day. if there Is anything you want In a
rush or not Just ring us up and give us your order; we de
liver the 'goods anywhere. Have us call for your prescriptions,
fill them and return them "rush." It costs yon nothing extra.
RED CROSS PHARMACY
F. D. G. WALKER
Fonrth avenue and Twentieth St. Phones West 1526 and 1525.
How to Get a
If yon have ever found your
self with about ten minutes in
which to get a meal it will be
wise for yon to rrmembflr that
we have In stock various can
ned foods for the purpose.
READY TO SERVE.
Soups of all kinds, can . . 10c
Veal loaf IBg
Potted meats B0
Libby's potted ham .... 150
Lobster 15c & 25c
Salmon ... 15C 20 & 2 So
Fardlnes, domestic oil or
mustard dressing 5q
Sardines, Norway smoked
sardines in pure olive oil. IQo
Chili con carne, Libby's
Mexican style, with beans
very hot 10c
Tamales, Libby's Mexican
Vegetables mixed, 12 kinds
In a can . ' 10c
Sauer kraut, fine 10c
Sweet potatoes, fancy Jf- -
Spaghetti, Van Camp's
Italian style 15c
We are selling agents for
Folger's high grade coffees. Try
2207 Fourth Avenue.
FRENCH KILL TRIBESMEN
First Important Clash In Putting
Down Uprising in Morocco.
Rel Aloun, Morocco, May 18.
The French relief column under
Lieutenant Colonel Bavouzet engag
ed the rebels at Merada on Sunday.
The tribes had a hundred men killed
and two hundred wotlnded.
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