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THIS HOCK! TSTVNT !AIK
TROTTER IN CITY
uOVERS ON LINKS
Henry L. Stimson, New Member
Of President Taft's Cabinet
Passing1 of Old-fashioned Grass
Cutter and the Horse
That Drew It.
Henri Montenos of Amsterdam,
Holland, on a Fire-Year "
BRINGS JOY TO GOLFERS
I LEAVES HOME PENNILESS
Obliged to Farn Hi Own Way En
tire Distance To Write About
Henri Montenos, an Amsterdam,
Holland, newspaper reporter, who is
walking around the world on a j
$5,000 wager, reached Rock Island
today. Montenos started Feb. 1,
1909. He is allowed fire years in
which to complete the Journey. The
conditions of the undertaking were
that Montenos should depart -from
Amsterdam penniless and make his
way by performing any work that
he sees fit in order to earn sufficient
money to keep him going. He has
been in the United States a year. He
walked from New York to Portland,
and thence south to EL Paso, Texas.
Owing to the Mexican revolution, and
because of his inability to speak the
native language, he was halted' at the
border,, and forced to turn back. A
few days ago he received a commis
sion from two Holland magazines to
write stories of the London corona
tion ceremonies. He is now on his
way to the English capital. He will
remain in Hock Island two days, hav
ing secured an engagement to lec
ture at the Lyric theatre.
IIESILT OP" ARGl'ME.VT.
"My trip is thu result of an argu
ment that started in the office of
the Amsterdam Dally Telegraph on
which I am employed as a reporter.
I boasted that I could make the tour
without a penny tt the start. The
publishers took me up, and I am go
ing to make good. During my trav
els I am expected to send a weekly
letter to my paper. For this I do
not receive pay until I arrive home
again. It has been tough going at !
certain periods of my Journey, but j
as a whole It has been pleasant. I !
task Is a bonafllde one, and I have
been courteously received in every
city that I have visited. When I
reached New York I waa . without
funds, but the first day in that city
I secured employment In a factory.
I worked there until I got together
enough funds to put me on. my feet.
I worked my way on a ship across
the Atlantic. I called on President
Taft at Washington, and he received
me most cordially. The assignment
to the London coronation was a com
plete surprise to me.
IV THE WOOLY WEST.
"While It will delay xne consider
ably, It will be profitable, and it
will make the traveling tho remain
der of the distance less difficult. I
had my hardest experiences In the
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Xo Further Marring of the Rock Is
land Arsenal Greens by Hoof
Henry Lewis Stimson, who recently succeeded Jacob M. Dickinson aa
secretary of war in the Taft cabinet, has a notable record for a man of his
years, forty-four. As United States district attoruey he conducted the suc
cessful prosecution of the celobrated suar fraud cases and also secured the
conviction of Charles W. Morse, the bank wrecker. He was formerly the law
partner of Senator Elihu Iloot. 5 He was the Republican candidate for gor--PXnor.of
Ngw York 1910,, bijt.wns defeated by John A. Dix. '
pay my expenses over. When I reach iBournique held a record of 331 miles
London there will be checks waiting 0:29:00.
for me from the Holland magazines
that I am to write for."
FATAL TO TWO
Machine Capsizes in a Squall
Klieims, France, and Iros
EATS GALLON ICE CREAM
Chester, 111., Man Absorbs Frozen
Delicacy in 18 Minutes.
Chester, 111., May 19. This city lays
claim to having the champion ice
cream eater of the state. On a wager
j Henry J. Heine, owner of a hack line,
! yesterday afternoon ate one gallon of
ice cream in 18 minutes. He went
about his business again without feei-
t,. , ling any ill effects.
Rhelms, France. May 19. A mono-1 & '
Never again will the level greens
on Rock Island Arsenal .Golf club
links be marred by the Impartial
hoof of a patient borae; no more
will it be necessary for golfers to
get all ruffled up because their well
executed play meets its end when the
speeding ball is stilled by a tiny
piece of disarranged sod.
For this reason, on the golf course
on government island, said to be the
most natural and probably the best
allround links in America, horseless
moweij, manned by power from
four-horse power motors, are hum
ming out a ceaseless tune about the
passing of the old-fashioned grass
cutter and the horse that drew it.
For the first time in the history
of the arsenal golf club, the greens
ward acres and acres of it, spread
ing out on the upper end of the is
land, Is being kept closely cropped
by two of these motor mowers
horseless vehicles that scurry
around like very busy little bodies
and pick" up more grass in a day than
the horse could reap in much longer
time, despite his faithfulness and
long stock of endurance.
HAS A 3.-.-INCII CtTT.
The width of the cut on a motor
mower is 35 inches and weight of
the machine is l 000 pounds. At
tention of an operator, who rides on
a seat above the roller, is required.
The mowers require from one-half to
three-quarters of a gallon of gasoline
per hour and can climb 10 per cent
grades, which is sufficient for the
purpose they are being used locally.
The argument used by the motor
mower concerns is that use of horse
less mowers actually benefits golf
courses, in that quality of turf
through the fair-way is very much
improved after the motor mowers
have been used only a short time.
Use of a horseless mower also re
sults in a more general uniformity
of texture throughout the course,
there is no decided line of demarka
tion between the fair green and the
putting greens, to say nothing of the
leveling of all small irregularities of
The ball may be depended on to
play truer than on a course where a
horse mower is used, because the
turf is not disturbed by the imprint
of the horse's hoofs.
plane carrying Lieutenant Paul 1 NAVY TO HAVE'TWO CREWS
iuis ijju x-ierre iuane uuunuque
Tin's Year for First
terday. Dupuis was killed and" his ; Time in the American Henley.
At Y. M. C. A.
there where the traveler does notjfrom a height of about 250 feet yes-! Represented
met civilization. I was compelled
many times to buy meals In railroad
Camps. In come of these I was de
filed food. At one place I was" obllg-
companlon, who was injured seriouslv, j Annapolis, M. D., May 19. For the
died shortly after the fatal plans. ! flISt ,nie.,n V? Jy, I fs roW"
d to pay tl.Gtt for a scant "meal. I!The machine was captized by a squall 'isto be presented in American Hen-
ana burst into flames the instant it! ley thj3 year. Two crews from the
struck the ground. The body of the ' midshipmen squad will row in the
lieutenant was burned beyond recog ; events on the Schuylkill river May
nition. Bournique's arms were frac ; 27, according to reliable fnforniatien
tured and his legs badly burntu. j obtained here today.
expect to leave Rock island either
fiunday or early the coming week for
New York, from which point I will
take passage for London. I have ac
eumulatcd enough money already to
Extraordinary Clodiing Values
r Highest Class
j- Ready to Wear
fy Men's and -Ladies
f garments Now sel
1 ling for less here
than the inferior
jj ikind elsewhere.
L llecent' shipment from our
New; York Tailor Shops includes
L some of the finest Spring Suits
J and Croats shown in New York
City.Our'$Tl8 Suits are strictly
hand) tailored, guaranteed all
Wool or pure Worsted. Our
;$15Suitsifor Men and Young
IVlen will, favorably compare
with titer $20 Suits offered in
other i5 tores.
BEAUTIFUL LADIES GARMENTS
We are showing a splendid
V assortment of Lingerie, Meseline
I and Foulard Dresses, $2.98 to
f $1-9 8 Ladies' Cotton and Silk
1 Pongee? Coats, $3 95 to $15.98.
Waists 98c up. Skirts in large
1 319-321 Twentieth Street.
Bock Island, HI.
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C. E. Gilman, director of physical
training at the Y. M. C. A. led 15
members of the association on a cross
country chase to sears last night. The
!run was a preliminary to the hare and
hound race which is to be pulled oft
a week from "tomorrow.
There is assurance that there will
be a baseball league for younger boys
of the city this summer, as six teamB
will probably signify their intention
of joining such an organization tomor
row, when there will be a meeting of
team captains an6 managers with C.
E. Gilman at the Y. M. C. A. The
manager of the Hawthorne school
team has already reported. The Y.
M. C. A. will probably be represented.
The senior class of the association
will likely have a team in the field as
J1 i J l UHLft i. Ays t S s f.
PURCELL NAMED DELEGATE
Davenporter to Attend International
J. A. Purcell of the composing
room of the Davenport Democrat,
has been named to represent Trl
City union. No. 107, at the Interna
tional Typographical union conven
tion in San Francisco Aug. 14. Chap
el votes taken during the week were
canvassed. Purcell received 65
votes; E. S. Shaffer of the Dispatch
force was second with 43 and Frank
P. Lohr of the Mail composing room
was third with 25. .
Public notice is hereby given thai
a special meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Streckfua Steamboat Line
company will be held on the 17th
day of. June, A. D., 1911, at the
hour of 10 o'clock, a. m., at No. 39
State bank building in the city of
Rock Island, 111., for the purpose of
considering the following questions:
1. Changing the name of said cor
poration to Streckfus Steamboat
2. Increasing the number of di
rectors of said corporation from
three to five.
3. Electing two directors In case
the proposition to increase the num
ber of directors is adopted.
ROY STRECKFUS, '
Board of Drectors.
Quick Relief for Rneumatlsm.
George W. Koons, Lawton, Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief - for
Rheumatism has given my wife
wonderful benefit for . rheumatism.
She could not lift band or foot, had
to he lifted for two months. She
began the use of the remedy and
improved rapidly. On Monday she
could not move and on Wednesday
she got up. dressed herself and walk
ed out for breakfast." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue, Rock
Island and Gust Scnlegeh 20 West
Eeeond street, Davenport.
Headto-roct Outfitters ,
for Man,Woman & Chiid-
Dear Everybody: (
We would be happy to have you come to the M & K and pick some
of the fairest flowers of the season in the way of new summery things
to wear for men, women and children.
In full bloom are the Blum &Koch straw hats, "the straw without
a flaw and the lightest, coolest, classiest in the land. You won't care
a straw for any other kind, once you see the B. & K. styles. You will
find Just the hat you want, whether it he a sailor or yacht shape, in
sennit, or split straw or any ef the dozen and one styles in Bangkoks,
milans and Macklnaws.
Plenty of etand-by shapes that one sees each season, because they
are becoming to so many men, comfortable and not extreme; plenty of
ultra styles in shapes that are affected by young men of good taste.
Though Blum & Koch straw hats set the standard of style elegance
their prices are not necessarily high; on the contrary, they are Qulta
within the bounds most men care to pay.. We show straw hata at IX
to 15. Panamaa-a-plenty, $5 to S10.
To go with your straw hat and a cool head are these new com
fortable summer shoes, and the man who has trouble to find this sort
ia Informed that the Edwin Clapp and Florsheim shoes sold only at tho
M & K are built especially for him. Likewise the man who wants
perfect-fitting low cuts, at a little lower price, should see the new Com
monwealth and M & K oxfords and ties offered at S3, S3. 50 and $4. Wo
take care of the man, too who wants good serviceable and dependable
work shoes, offering good value at $1.85 to $3.60, and the best values
In town at $2.50. For a cool out-door shoe and one that will stand the
hardest kind of wear, try a pair of M & K men's Elk-skin with raw-hide
Talking about shoes, we would l!ke to show you the pretty new
styles In girls' oxfords, pumps, eclipse ties in all leathers and suedes.
$1.10 upwards; also the Roman sandals and instep strap sandajs in foot
form shapes for little tots, 90c to $1.60. We call special attention to
the white canvas pumps and ankle ties for little toddlers and their big
ger brothers and sisters.
There is quite a surprise for the ladles in nur Shoe Store many new
comers In summer styles In all the newest leathers, includiug suede. baf
lns, white canvas and white buck pumps, oxfords and button boots.
Prices will surprise you, as well as the pretty styles, for we have sonic
special attractions of particular Interest, among them new tan oxford, at
$2.50 and $3. Just a word about barefoot sandals they are Just the thin?;
for summer, for they give the foot plenty of air and freedom of motion and
look well at the same time. We have styles for women, misses and ciiil
Out Women's ready-to-wear department Is like a bed of roses, so many
beautiful summer styles. Claiming your attention are summer dresses for
every occasion, from the prettiest to the simplest and with tho many atylea
no woman need accept one that does not make, her look her best and come
well within the price she has In mind. If you've set your heart on wash
dresses, come to the M & K tomorrow and 6ee the pretty lawns, ging
hams and chambrays specially priced at $3.95 and $4.95.
You should also see the lovely lingerie dresses, the marquisette,
oiles, open and eyelet embroidery with special values at $0.0r and $15
These displays will be of unusual Interest to the girl graduates. And to
the June bride, we call attention to the gowns In laces, marquisettes, chif
fons and lingerie at special prices. Claiming attention, also, are foulard
dresses, dotted, striped, figured and bordered designs at $10, $12.50 and $13.
Some of the other things of special interest here, aro women's and
misses' tailored suits at impressively low prices elegant ?30 suits nl
$39.50, many $25 suits at $15 and unusual values at $11.7."; also eiciai
values in women's pongee, taffeta, satin, linen and other summer coats.
New Slip-o waists no buttons, no hooks, no fastener;, jon simply s!ir
It over the head and it is ready to wear, shown in stiinrd, dott "1, llureil
and plain foulards and black habutal silks: also a bpecial sale of $.1.'J"i siili.
meBsiline waists, embroidered fronts, five shades at $:J.25; other suhhik r
waists at $1 upwards.
M & K guaranteed silk petticoats, guaranteed not to break or craci: lu
five months or a new one free, $5.50.
In the M & K girls' store we are offering the prettiest styles in wash
and lingerie dresses, ages 3 to 14, unusual values 50c upwards.
Come spend a pleasant hour or two at the M & K.
Yours very truly,
M & K
May 19. 1911.
Boys Duplex Suits
with two pair of
They are made of all wool materials in quite a vari
ety of new colorings and pat
terns, the best boys' suits in
Elk-skin shoes in green and tan.
Straw hats 50c and $1.
Underwear 25c and 50c.
Blouse waists 50c to 33. i
e every boys'
Not only cool, but the kl
of the rough and tiitabl
to give the best wear anr
most popular styles of tl
values at t