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THE ROCK TSHSXD 'ARGUS. TUESDAY, MAY" 23, 1911.
Licenced to Wed. John S. Ward of
. Stroator, 111, and Miss Minnie Dutton
of St. Louis.
8m4tfi Held Under $200 Bond,
Fred Smith, the negro who was ar
rested, o a a charge of aasault with at
tempt to oommit murder, was given a
hearing.; by Magistrate Roddewig. He
pleaded' cot guilty to the charge and
was pound over to the prand Jury with
bonds fixed at $2,500. Smith is charg
ed with the shooting of Officer Henry
Janssen. The' amount of the bond is
aMuranoe 'that . Smith will remain in
jail until his trial.
Gus Gertz Leaves Island. The Sub
urban Island. Park company has leased
Suburban island .to Gus Gertz, who has
bet-n connected with the Grand Central
Tea company. Mr. Gertz has sub
leased th Inn to Arthur Pifz, formerly
in charge of the John Hill cafe. Mr.
Gertz will improve the resort in its at
tractions and make the island one of the
popular reEortsof. the tri-cltics.
Sues for DWoce, Claiming Cruelty.
A petition for a decree of divorce has
been filed in the district court by Flor
ence Hermes against Anthony Hermes,
claiming crueiiy and inhuman treat
ment. They wece married, in Morri
son. III., Sept. 4,;iS02. and one child,
Velma.- wns bom. .Attorneys' fees and
the custody of'theichild is 'also asked
Obituary Record. Julius Rosten
bach, one-of the' best known and ear
liest -.setCers of Uuffalo township, died
at his' heme in Buffalo Sunday afternoon-at
3;0 o'clock., aged S5:yearsand
ft months. He was born in Oermany
andcame-t.o. this -country whenva young
man. coming almost direct tc Buffalo.
Eightichildren-.survfve, four soaa and
four daughters. They are Herrry, Gus
tave and Louis, allof Buffalo, and Mrs.
Frank Benhaif of IMuscatine, Mrs. P.
Johnson of .Sioux City, Mrs. C. E.
Swann of Rock Island, and Mrs. H. Her
mann of Rocktfsland. The funeral was
Karl FTederirtcrHuttig passed away
Sunday morning, at 7:30 after a short
iUnoss at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. W. F. Warneiiold. on Jersey Ridge
road. R. F. I. No. 4. He was born in
Weiner. Germany, July 25. JS24. He
is survived by one son, Gotthold Hut
tig of Muscatine; : one daughter, Mrs.
V. F. Warnehold; one brother. Wil
li a in. Huttlg of Muscatine, and one sis
ter, .Mrs. M. Kiasley of Kaiwas City,
Mo. The funeral will be held Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
home -of his daughter on Jersey HIdgo
road. Interment at Oakdale-cemetery.
The . life of Severin Miller, one of
Davenport's oldest citizens, came to a
peacefuKclose at 7:30 o'clock Sunday
morning.;. He was born in Mlessenheim.
I'ruBela, Oct. 3. 1824. He is survived
hy three daughters. Mrs. Camilla M.
Singleton, wife of Dr. E. M. Singleton
of Marehalltown. Iowa; Jnlia and Hel
en at Jiorue, and'ona son, Severin of
San Francisco; a granddaughter, Mir
iam SingJt ton. and by on sister, Mrs.
SopbiaHc"fer of Alameda, Cal.
Karl .Hoock. 3 yeara and 8 month
old coaof Mrs. Airing Hoeek. died
12 i'au -gy-T7tf. tsi tt
Every women tcAo
S? VI C.IJ L I - - Id. -lut ?Lr
Sunday at the home of Ms grand-parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hoeck. 324
Market street, of bronchitis. The sur
vivors are the mother and grand-parents.
The funeral was held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
of the grand parents, with Interment at
August Ernst Bechtel, son of Mr.
NEW YORK'S $10,000,000 PUBLIC
LIBRARY BEING DEDICATED TODAY
-frlH MV li-"-
Photos by American Press Asoociatloo.
Views of Building and John Bigelow, Its President.
By JAMES A. EDGER.TON. j
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B York PnbUc library Is one cf
the most beautiful edifices in
America. It is of marble
throughout, except for a small amount
of wood trimmings and the supports
for the bookshelves, which are of
steel. It In situated between Fifth
avenue and Byrant park and between
Fortieth and Forty-second streets, ex
tending two full blocks in width and
nearly as far in depth. Whlie on the
statistical slant it may be as well to
add that the building contains over
eighty miles of bookshelves, capable
of accommodating 3,000,000 books;
that the reading room Is the largest In
the world; that the structure and fur
nishings, exclusive of books, cost 510,
000 AK) and that It has been more
thnn ten years In building.
In a city architecturally hideous
from skyscrapers, tenements, apart
ment houses, elevated railroads, elec
tric and other kinds of signs and made
still more unattractive by the constant
tearing down of old buildings and the
erection of new and by the ripping up
Good health is necessary to success it is the
rnainspring; of action. Without it you falter and fail and
make a failure of things generally. Without good health
you are at a disadvantage, commercially, socially and
intellectually. Health rules purpose, energy, concentration
Be healthy. Remember that loss of energy means loss
of business acumen. To ail means to fail. The surest
means of warding off ailments and of providing against
any loss of vigor is to take an occasional dose of Beecnam's
They are famous the world over for their excellent
effect upon the stomach, liver and other organs of diges
tion, if you are suffering in any way from digestive
trouble you will be well advised to give them a trial. They
will quickly and surely give tone to the system, restore the
appetite, bring Health and Energy and help you to prevail
in the battle of life. It pays to take
coau Acr health thomld rmad special instruction with each box.
and Mrs. George M. Bechtel, was bur
ied this afternoon In Oakdale ceme
tery. He died Sunday at the home, 118
Rnsholme street, after an illness of a
week of pneumonia. He was born in
this city Sept. 24, 1S96. He is survived
by his parents, four sisters and a
i.- . . . .
or streets to put In subways the New
York Tublic library building shines
like an oasis in a desert or a temple
in a wilderness. I think those who
know about such things say its archi
tecture is a combination of the Ital
ian and French renaissance. Anyway,
It is simple and strong and has a rest
ful look. Any book can feel honored
to be Invited to such a house.
Three Libraries Consolidated..
This magnificent library, which is
Just now opening to the public, is a
consolidation of the old Astor and Len
ox libraries and the Tilden foundation
and already contains more than 1,000,
000 volumes. Measured by the num
ber of books alone there are two or
three larger libraries In Europe and one
the Congresfeional library in Amer
ica. But measured by the size or ca
pacity of the building It has no equal.
In number of renders the New York
librnry also exceeds all others. It has
forty branches scattered about the
city, and from those millions of books
No. centle reader. Andrew Carnegie
Injured in Auto Wreck An automo
bile accident on a country road near
Roekford resulted In the serious in-
Jury of George W. "Welch, student at
the University of Wisconsin, rno is a
son of Assistant Fire Chief Thomas
W. Welch of this city. Welch was one
of a party of students n the way from
Madison to Roekford in automobiles.
When near Rockforl a tire on the au
tomobile In which Welch rode came
off with the result that the machine
skidded into a ditch and struck some
barbed wire. Occupants of the car
were thrown out and numerous bones
were broken. Young Welch's arm was
broken, his shoulder was dislocated
and some ribs were broken. He was
also badly bruised. Others In the car
met an even worse fate, one student
being in a condition that made it nec
essary to rush him to a hospital in
May Festival Deficit. Evidently all
the musio lovers in the city did not
take advantage of the opportunity, and
attend the concerts of the May festi
val; or else there are comparatively
few mysic lovers in the city. Because,
as a result of the four concerts of the
festival, the Choral union faces a de
ficit in the sum of $1,109.61. Thanks
to the generosity of William Butter
worth, honorary president, the bills in
cident to the festival, which reached
an aggregate sum of $2,602.61, have
been paid, and the union has from now
till next year to figure out a way to lift
the debt from its shoulders.
Bond Issue Invalid. Visions of a
new city hall went glimmering yester
day when, at the city commission
meeting, City Attorney Q. A. Shallberg
reported in writing that, in substance,
the city council had no authority to
issue city hall bonds. And this is due
to the fact, according to Mr. Shall
berg, that the election at which the
people voted the bond Issue was not a
$60,000 More for Watertown. After
a three hour fight In committee Friday
night Senator F. A. Landee succeeded
in having included in the appropriation
bill an item providing for $00,000 for.
Watertown hospital. The bill previous
ly carried two items, one for $10hd0
for a standpipe which will provide fire
protection for all hospital buildings,
did not contribute anything to the erec
tion of this greatest of libraries. It
was built solely by public money. He
did give some millions to New York
city for library purposes, but this was
used In smaller edifices. Carnegie is
like the Emperor Titus, who said "I
have lost a day" when he remembered
that he had done no good action that
day. Carnegie thinks he has lost a
day when he has not founded a li
brary. The late Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke
once said that New York had few satisfactory-buildings,
but rather pieces of
scenery structures with elaborate fa
cades of stone and side and rear walls
of plain 'brick. The library building Is
of the same material In all. its parts
and Is beautiful from every, side. The
back of It has a columnar effect owing
to the long and narrow, slits .that serve
as windows 'for lighting. -the miles of
bookshelves.:- These. silts extend from
the bottom to within one story, of the
top of the building. The reading room
Is on the top floor 'and Is splendidly
lighted by.'broad and hlgh windows.
Despite Its palatial appearance and
fashionable location, on Fifth avenue,
the New York Public-library Is open
to the poorest? In the city. , As a matter
of fact, most of those who patronize It
come from the-middle and lower class
es. If your member of the smart set
does any reading; at all. which is
doubtful, he does It In his own library
or club. It is the student, the seeker
after knowledge, the specialist look
ing for technical Information, the
newspaper or mags fine writer, the col
lege professor, the historian and the
great masses seeking light that crowd
the public libraries. The vast numbers
of foreigners at the old Astor library
were a revelation to the average Amer
ican. Their presence made him more
hopeful of the future of his country.
Now for some more statistics. There
Is seemlngry no way to avoid figures
when- talking about anything so mon
umental as the New York Public li
brary. The building contains 800
rooms, vaults and halls. It covers a
Hoar space of about nine acres. The
shelving of the entire stack room if
placed end to end would extend from
New York to Philadelphia. This stack
room, where most of the books are
stored. Is 297 feet long by 73 feet wide
and Is made tip of seven floors which
are seven and a half feet apart. The
reading room, which Is Just over the
stack room. Is 296 feet long. 77 feet
wide and CO feet high. One side of It
overlooks Bryant park. In the center
of this Immense chamber Is a double
screen, behind which the attendants
Work. It la so placed as to break the
great length and also to accent it. A
narrow balcony nuts around the roem,
giving a pleasing effect. Below and
bo-re the balcony Is a wall of books
extending as hishas a man can reach.
and $25,000 for an amusement hall to
replace the structure destroyed by fire
a couple of years ago. and as a result
there will be available July 1 the total
sum .of $95,000 for the local state insti
tution. The additional $60.00" appro
priated' for Watertown will provideone
additional building. Two were wanted,
a nurses home and a hospital for epi
leptics. The appropriation does not
designate which building 6hall be erect
ed, this being left to the discretion of
the state board of control. Senator
Landee's bill, drafted for special ben
efit of Rock Island county, was passed.
Its introduction came as the result of
the death of John Rinck, clerk of the
probate court. The old law necessitated
a special primary and a special elec
tion for his successor, and this course
would have cost the county about $10,
000. The new law provides that in case
ofdeath the probate Judge may appoint
a probate clerk to serve till the next
regular election. One of the bills fath
ered by Senator Landee that was kill
ed was that providing for an appropria
tion for a fish hatchery to be estab
lished at the mouth of Green river. The
senate passed the bill, but it was killed
in the house.
City to Carry Case Higher. At an
Informal conference the commission
era authorized City Attorney G. A.
Shallberg to proceed with legal steps
necessary to having the Fifth avenue
widening case heard in the supreme
court of the state. The conference fol
lowed a meeting at Attorney W. R.
Moore's office, when property owners
favorable to the widening improvement
requested that their counsel petition,
the city council for a trial of the case
in the highest court in Illinois. Tho
city commission took no formal action,
but made it clear that its mempers are
emphatic in their desire to have the
supreme court hear the case. There
are, persistent rumors that Attorney
W. A. Meese, for the objectors to the
widening, will go into the circuit court
here and secure an injunction if tha
municipality attempts to carry the
widening case into the supreme court,
basis for the injunction to be a chal
lenge as to the legality of the commis
sion form of law and the existing city
government, the attorney's point to be
that the present government in Moline
has no standing in law.
Obituary Record. W. H. Richards
received the sad announcement of the
death of his sister. Miss Sarah Rich
ards, which occurred at the family
home in Dixon, 111., Sunday, after a
general sinking and failing in health
of the aged lady for several weeks.
Miss Richards was in her 89th year.
Her going leaves Mr. Richards tho
only surviving one of the family.
Arnold Anderson, youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Anderson of Cal
gary, Alberta, Canada, formerly of this
city, passed away Friday, May 12.
Arnold was ill put a few days, death be
ing caused by diphtheria. He was born
in Moline Jan. 25, 1S93. There are
surviving at home the parents. Ullian
and Paul; Nels and Alice in Montana,
and Hilda and Mrs. D. S. Andrewartha
in Odell, 111.
These are the reference books, acces
sible to alL They are to be read In tho
library. The reading room is supplied
with" chairs and tables with numbered
seats. It will accommodate 1,000 or
more readers. In addition to this there
are numerous smaller reading rooms
devoted to special subjects. There is
likewise a circulating library in con
nection, prepared to loan 25,000,000
volumes per year.
Despite the immense number of vol
umes the books are so classified, in
dexed and cross indexed that any given
volume can bo procured in a few min
utes. It Ls the most up to date library
on earth with all the latest appliances
for labor saving, speed and conven
ience. Dust ls kept from the volume
by . electric fans. Fire Is next to iio-
Cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's
Creston, Iowa. " I was troubled for
a long time with Inflammation, pains
in my side, sick
headaches and ner
vousness. I had ta
ken so many medi
cines that I was
thought I would
never get well. A
friend told me of
J.yclia E. Pinkham's
pound and it re
stored me to health.
I have no more
pain, my nerves are stronger and I can
do my own work. Lydia E. Itnkliam's
V egetabie compound cured me alter
everything- else had failed, and I rec
ommend it to other suffering women."
Mrs. Wm. Seals, 605 W. Howard St.,
Thousands of unsolicited and cerm-
ine testimonials luce the above prove i
the efficiency of Lydia E. Ilnkham'a
vegetable Compound, which la made
exclusively from iooU and herbs.
Women who suffer from thosa dis
tressing ills ehould not lose sipht of
these fact3 or doubt the abilityof Lydia
t- puikhara s V epetable Compound to
restore their health.
If yoatrant snecial nivffT-rito
to Mrs. Plnkham, at Lynn, Mass.
She will treat your letter as
Btrictly confidential. For 20 years
sue nas ieen neipinjr sick women
In this way, free of charge. Uon't
liesitete write at once.
MATION ' AND PAIN
I .- r1
Trf f if Tl ! TWiS-rJ ! 1 1 1-' .!!. M.m ... -
The farmer and his wife were about to sit down to a
cold supper when -.they saw some old friends driving
towards the. house.
The good wife was equal to the occasion thanks to
her New Perfection Oil Cook-stove.
She had it Ik in a moment, and her guests hardly were seated
on the porch before a hearty hot meal wm ready for the table
sausages and eggs and long rashers of streaky bacon, and rolls just
crisped in the oven and fresh coffee and the hostess herself as cool
and neat as if she had not been near the kitchen.
She never could have managed it with an old-fashioned range.
The New Perfection is the quickest,
on the market.
possible, since there ls but little wooa
work. The bookshelves are of marble,
so that the volumes themselves consti
tute practically all of the Inflammable
The Bookworm's Paradise.
This library ls the bookworm's para
dise. It ls the house of wisdom, the
home of science and art, the abiding
place of the best thoughts uttered by
man In 4000 years. It Is the temple
of mind, the palace of the soul's expres
sion, and should have all the majesty
and beauty befitting Its high estate.
Suppose we pay It a visit. Approach
ing the main entrance by climbing the
broad flights of steps from Fifth ave
nue, we pass through high arched doors
Into the main rotunda, two stories In
height, floors, walls and ceilings of
white marble, great marble monoliths
supporting the ceilings, broad marble
stairways on either side and noble arch
ways above and below. On the en
trance floor ls the periodical room,
where magazines and newspapers from
all the world may be found. On the
second floor above ls the famous Stuart
collection of paintings and rare works
of art. To the west is the catalogue
room, containing over 7,000.000 Index
enrds alphabetically arranged. Direct
ly off this ls the great reading room,
with the 6tack room divided Into seven
.floors underneath. There are many
other chambers of Interest the pure
science room and the technical science
room, for example. There is the read
ing room for the blind, the training
school, the exhibition rooms. There ls
the patent room, the lending room and,
best of all, the children's room. There
are eight smaller rooms, or studies,
where distinguished writers can "get
up" their subjects. Then there are
rooms devoted to American history, the
Hebrew department, music room, pho
tograph room, print room, containing a
fine collection of old prints removed
from the Lenox library; a reading room
for economics, a map room, picture gal
leries and many more. One of the fin
est rooms In the building ls that for
c Advice 3
About the saving of money is just as true today s
when he first uttered it, 150 years ago. Therefore,
begin now, as procrastination is the thief of time,
and time flies but not so fast as money, especial
ly money that is not taken care of. We will furnish
every facility for those who will save. Deposits re
ceived from $1 up.
4 Interest Paid on Savings
Rock Island Savings
1 1721 Second Ave. J3ank. 1 Rock lsand, II).
H. S. Cable, pres.; II. P. Hull, v. pre; I. (irenaHalt, r. pr-.;
A. L. Hnltrom, cahJer; II. K. Sudlow, axhUtaut thier.
Capital and urplu . . $200,000.00
Undivided profit fcilOO.OOO.OO
Dt-pobit, over ......... $-J loo 000.00
RELIABLE LOAN GO
1805y2 Second Avenue.
Old phone West 1008.
most convenient and best cooket
M3 wfeh I. 2 and 5 buravn. with
loot, itvrquoii dHm eoamrUd ckimnrm.
H&at4omety 6otUrd throughout. To
2- ad 3-burnar Mcmaeaa be bJ with or
without caemt top, which fitted wak
drop therw. towvl rarlta, etc.
Def-larevrrwtMro ; or write far d
eriptn circaUr to tha noarait May
Standard Oil Company
the trustees. After the sixteen yenre
of delays and troubles since they first'
voted to combine the three libraries'
the trustees deserve this sumptuous
chamber and anything else good that'
may come their way.
Woodcarvinsr a Feature.
A notable feature of the library i
the woodcarvlng. This was done byi
Germans and la In the best style of
an old and now neglected art Thai
woods used for the most uart are Clr-'
casslan walnut. French walnut, In
diana white oak. quarter sawed, and1
other American oaks. The carving 1;
(Continued from Fna Two.
YOUR ANNUAL C0NTRIBU-,
TI0N TOWARDS CHARITY
WILL BE COLLECTED SAT
URDAY ANNUAL TAG DAY.
Only Sober Men Wanted
Competition Is too keen and life la too.
strenuous for an employer to keep on
his pay roll mm who are not In mvntal
or pliyslr-al condition to perform th-u
duties. Kvry line of business i" clos
lnK its ilotirs to "iirlnklrix" men. If
you are a drinking man. It may be your
time next. lu-tler atop drinking aC
once. Orrino, the ptnndard remedy fop
tho liquor liabit, will hrlp you. by thu
aid of Orrlite thousands of mn havn
hern restored to liven of Kobrlety and
industry, hence they have become worth,
more to their employers, and beat of
all they've made their loved ones hap
pier. Orrlne !s a aimple home tritmnt.
Xo loss of time from work while you
are taking It. Wtart today. Y'ou will'
be surprised at the results. We are mit
sure that Orrlne will benefit you that
we say to you that If after a trial yoti
fall to get any benefit froifi Its use, w
will grive your money back.
Orrine la prepared In two formi. No.
1, secret treatment, a powder, absolute
ly tasteless mid odorlen. Hlvcri secret
ly In food or drink. Orrine No. 2, In
pill form, ls for those who desire to
tuko voluntary treatment. Orrino costa
only fl a box. Write for frea Orrlna
booklet (mailed In plain sealed envel
ope), to Orrine Company, Orrine bul.'d
1 1 1 or. WtishniKton, It. C. Orrine ls rec
ommended at'd is fur sale In this city by
tho Harper House pharmacy.
$10, $25, $50, $75
And more if you need
On terms to suit
LOANS on piano,
live stock, household