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THE ROCK I5UANT ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1911.
Bock Island Pays Annual Trib
ute of Love to the Defend
ers -of the Flag.
THOUSANDS ARE IN PARADE
Patriotic Exercises . Conducted at
' Court House and at Chlppfan-
Men. women and children and
members of patriotic, military, na
val and fraternal organization flll
ed court house square this morning
to honor war veterans, Irving and
dead, who have served under tb
flag of their country. Those who
have died were tenderly remember
ed by the children, who placed bou
quet about the monument la the
square In memory of each one.
The parade was formed on Third
avenue between Fourteenth and Fif
teenth streets and the line of march
was east on Third avenue to Twen
tieth street, north to Second avenue
and west to Fourteenth street.
Thousands ofpeople gathered along
the thoroughfares embraced In the
Pne of march, which was headed by
Marshal John Ohlweiler ' and eight
. aides. C. F. Gaetjer, Robert Mitchell,
Ben Wilhite. Harry ecbrelner. Dr.
G. G. Craig, Otto E. Fieblg. Cap
tain 'Walter A. Rosenfleld Robert
Uflnter and G. W. McCaskrin.
i lixb nr MARCH.
The line of march included the
John Ohlweiler and a'dea.
Chief James W. Brinn and pla
toon of 20 police.
Eleuers bandj, '.
Moose drill team.
Drum corps of West End Settle
ment and Seventh street boys led by
John H. Hsuberg.
Six bun cited school girls and 300
school ' boys.
Ausomobiles conveying veterans
and. members of the Buford post and
WR. c., city commissioners.
VCamp 26 degree team of M. W. A.
' Fire department.
Thirty members of United Span
ish. War Veterans.
''Rock Island Martial band.
Seventy members of John Buford
When the marshal and his aides
reached Fourteenth street and Sec
ond avenue they drew up along the
sides of the avenue. The example
was followed by the other bodies in
the line, Then came the members of
the r.ost who passed in review while
ELIMINATES 9t NOTES.
- The court house exercises were held
at the west side of the buildiug. Rev.
Frank C. Bruner of Chicago, the orator
of the day. was introduced by E. H.
Cowman, who acted as master of cere
monies. A large audience gathered in
front of the platform. In his introduc
tion Mr. Bowman related some of the
facts about Rev. Bruner's service in the
civil war. Rev. Bruner was born in
Edging ton, and three generations of his
family served in the war, the orator
being but 15 when he enlisted. Rev.
Broiner in his talk sail that he did not
care to dwell upon the sad side of the
day's memories, as there is enough sad
ness in the world already. Therefore
he chose to talk about the other side,
and he interspersed considerable hu
mor in his talk and made it on the
whole a most interesting and entertain
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and you will purchase the best.
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BUT THE EATING
Why spend these days Is the
kitchen baking bread when we
bake nice fresh bread and de
liver it at your door every
Is Ju ". as nice as can be. la
fact it is just the same as horn
made with the half days work
preparing it cut out. Fresh
rakes of all kinds are always
found at our place.
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by every veteran of the war of the re
bellion, was the subject of Rev. Bru
ner's address. He said that Its wear
ers were the greatest heroes in a world
of heroes, and that they outranked the.
heroes of the past both among the mil
itary and among those of every-dsy
life. Of all these heroes Rev. Bruner
said some of the greatest came from
the state of Illinois. Among those who
were mentioned with reverence were
Abraham Lincoln, General U. S. Grant
and General John A. Logan. The
speaker then took the little brown but
ton and likened its various phases to
the qualities of the men who wore It
He said It represented wealth because
it was made of copper, and that the
men who wore it represented time, the
wealth of the country. It represents
life, size, color and valor, everyone of
which qualities also belongs to its wear
ers. PAIXTS WORD PICTCRES.
The orator drew some vivid word
pictures of the happenings of the days
preceding and during the civil war. He
told Sow the news of the firing on
Pert Sumter was received by his own
family and his neighbors. He next
painted a picture of the response to
the call to arms, and then of the leav
ing of the newly enlisted soldiers for
the scene of war. His descriptions of
various battles during the war were of
a nature that almost brought the old
soldiersto their feet with their minds
fired by their memories. His speech
on the whole was a tribute to the pa
triotism, and devotion of the soldiers
of the Grand Army of the Republic and
a reminiscence of their deeds in pre
serving unbroken the union of the Unit
ed States of America.
PBATIRES OF PROGRAM.
The ceremonies on the west side of
the court house opened with a bugle
call to the assembly, and then Bleuer's
band played a patriotic selection, after
which "America" and "Illinois" were
sung by the assembled school children.
The children then went to the river
shore In company with the Naval Re
serves and the usual ceremonies of
scattering flowers on the waters was
observed. The N'avals fired a salute
to their unknown dead.
Following the song by the children
Chaplain H. c. First of John Buford
post offered up a prayer, and then a
mixed quartet sang "The Flag Without
a Stain." E. H. Bowman then intro
duced the speaker of the day. Follow
ing his talk the quartet again sang, and
then the scene of the ceremonies was
transferred to the monument on the
northwest side of the building, where
there was music and singing, the read
ing of the Grand Army service, a sal
ute to the dead by a firing squad from
Company A. the reading of Lincoln's
Gettysburg address by Louis Wilson,
and another selection by the band.
In the afternoon the usual services
were held at Chlpplannock cemetery.
After a short musical program, includ
ing a selection by Bleuer's bard and
songs by a quartet. Captain J. M.
Beardsley as master of ceremonies in
troduced Rev. H. W. Reed, pastor of
the First Baptist church, who deliv
ered the main address. Following this
the Grand Army service was read, a
salute was fired by a squad from Com
pany A, and "taps" was sounded.
Annual inspection of Rock Island
Knights Templar Is Held
L. A. Mills of Decatur, eminput
grand junior warden of the Knigh's
Templar of Illinois, conducted the an
nual inspection of Rock Island com
mandery. No. 18, Knights Tempiar,
last night, the exercises being held m
the Masonic asylum in the Robinson
building. Presley Greenawalt. grxnu
commander of the local organization,
presided at the exercises. There were
present at the meeting beside Mr.
Mills and 75 local knights, officers or
the state organisations and prominent
members of local commanderloa
throughout the state. A. A. Anderson of
Lincoln, grand sword bearer, Joseph Mc
Credie of Aurora, eminent grand
warder, and A. F. Scboch of Ottawa,
past grand commander of the Ottawa
coramandery, were among the out oi
town guests and each was called upvu
for a speech. Their remarks were com
plimentary to Harry H. Clea eland
eminent grand commander of the com
mandery of Illinois. The local com
mandery was congratulated because
of the fact that it had in the member
ship the head of the state organiza
tion. The inspection showed that the lo
cal commandery is in excellent order
and Mr. Mills spoke highly of the
status. The order of the temple was
conferred upon one candidate. The
visitors were guests of local knight)
during the day and in the afternoon
automobiles were provided for tripe
about the tri-clties. In the evening at
6 o'clock the members of the Eastern
S:ar served supper. The inspection
SKIN SUFFERER SAYS
"I I HAD ONLY KNOWN"
"If I had only known how quickly
ecsema can be cured, what long
years Of awful suffering it would
hare saved me." , writes F. A. Will
of 2506 Washington street, San
This, after 40 years of suffering
and after using less than one bottle
cf the oil of wintergreen-thymol D.
D. D. Prescription.
Try at least a 25 cent bottle. To
our certain knowledge D. D- D. Pre
scription always gives instant relief
abso'ute relief leside cf 10 sec
onds. The Harper house pharmacy.
ROCK ISLAND MEMORIAL DAY
Ex-Congressman A. F. Dawson, Davrtr
port,""at Rock Island Arsenal.
SALE OF Y;r.1.C.A.
HOME IS ORDERED
Entire Property at Third and
Nineteenth to Be Placed
on the Market.
BUILD IN NEW LOCATION
Site Further South to be Selected
Whirlwind Campaign for
Funds in Spring.
In order to further plans for the
financial campaign for a new Rock Is
land Y. M. C. A. building, L. S. McCabe
and H. E. Caste el, members of the ad
vlsory board of the association, met
yesterday with Secretary R, C. Smed
ley and G. C. Blakslee and H. B. Hay
den of the board of directors. Afte
canvassing the situation thoroughly
and discussing the matter of policy, the
board agreed that the plan of campaign
next March to raise the building fund
as mapped out at a former meeting
was the right method to follow and
that the work of the association should
be directed to this end. The members
of the association will be called upon
for donations to the work before March
and then the finish will be made in a
The board decided that the sale of
the building should be the first decided
step toward the securing of the fund.
The sale will not necessarily mean that
all lines of association work are to be
dfonped while the construction of the
ew building is under way, but rather
hat the work will be handled on differ
ent and modified lines as a preparation
for the new and greater work.
AI.HKAIJV HAVE START.
At the first meeting held for consid
eration of plans for the campaign more
than $1,200 was raised in a short time.
With the sum from the sale of the
building there will be a nice nucleus
and it will undoubtedly be an Incentive
to the workers. The location of the
Denkmann Memorial Library Will Be Dedicated Tomorrow
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The Denkmann Memorial library
will be dedicated tomorrow, the
whole day having been set aside for
that purpose. The first exercises be
gin at 19 a. m. when Rev. Edward T.
Horn. D. D., L. L. D., pastor of the
Trinity Lutheran church, Reading.
Pa., will speak on "The Library in a
Church School." The afternoon will
be taken up by the dedicatory exer
cises. Professor W. McM. Smith, li
brarian of the University of Wiscon
sin, is to give the dedicatory address
on the subject. "The Library and the
College." From 8 to 10 in the even
ing there will be a reception in the
Denkmann Memorial library, which
will be followed by a torchlight pro
cession. Before a packed house the seniors
of Augustana college gave their' an
nual class day program in the chapel ,
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Rev. F. C. Bruner, Chicago, at Court
old building at Nineteenth street and
Third avenue is one of the best and
most valuable in the business district
and is well worth having. It is the in
tention of the association to build fur
ther out, and so the entire property
will be placed on the market. The
building s in fairly good shape and
could be used by some fraternal organ
ization for a home. However, the site
is a -valuable one and could better be
used for office purposes or for a busi
PROPERTY VALUE INCREASES.
There has been a tendency of late to
spread out in that direction, and there
fore the property has increased con
siderably of late in value. Third ave
nue, it is argued, will some day include
as substantial business houses as any
thoroughfare in the city.
ANOTHER IS JAILED
FOR ROBBING CAftlPS
Otto Ingers Confesses to Police and
Is Sentenced to Serve 30
Another self-confessed camp robber,
Otto Ingers, was arrested yesterday af
ternoon on a warrant sworn out before
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith by one
cf the campers who was a victim of the
raids of the boys. He was arrested in
Moline by Constable Simon Goldburg
and this morning was given a hearing
before Magistrate Smith. He was
found guilty of disorderly conduct and
sentenced to 30 days in Jail. In the
! opinion of the police the campers along
; Reck river will be bothered.no fur
! ther by petty thieving. In case there
is more trouble lookouts will be kept in
the vicinity and offenders will be dealt
with more harshly than were the boys
arrested the past few days.
Clifton Trial Postponed.
In order that he may secure coun
sel, the case of C .C. Clifton, arrest
ed yesterday afternoon for selliny
liquor without a license, was contin
ued till next Monday afternoon at 2
o'clock in the court of Justice of the
Peace W. F. Schroeder.
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last night. The chapel had been
prettily decorated for the occasion in
gray and pink the 1911 colors. The
program was "of a varied nature,
composed of musical, humorous and
serious numbers. Four musical se
lections were given, a piano duet by
the Misses Phoebe Liljedahl and
Ethel Asklof, song by the class oc
tet, vocal solo by Anna Lindquist and
class song by all the 19Il's. The
class octet scored and were forced
to sing another song.
The salutatory was given in a very
direct and pleasing manner by J. A.
Reinemund, who welcomed the
friends of Augustana to this program
and also to the succeeding com
mencement exercises. As class ora
tor, Albert F. Scherslen spoke upon
the subject. "The New Patriotism."
Mr. Schersten's delivery was excel
lent and forceful and he had no trou
ble whatever la holding the atten
Rev. H. W. Reed, Rock Island, at
CITIES CONFER ON
Meeting of Officers From All
- Parts of State May Be
Held in Moline.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
Chief Among Them I Legality of the
Measure Have Attorneys
Plans for a conference of officials
of all Illinois cities under commis
sion form of government were
launched in Moline yesterday when
Commissioner C. G. Anderson pre
sented to the city commission a res
olution empowering City Attorney
Shallberg and Mayor Carlson to at
tend such a gathering. So far as
known the movement for such a con
ference originated in Moline and the
probability is it will be held there.
OneRtlona to be discussed at the
proposed conference will be those of
legality of the commission form law
and the various city attorneys will
be asked to formulate certain
amendments to the present law.
These will be taken before the legis
lature by the various municipalities.
XEEU OF LEGISLATION.
Commission Anderson says the
need for legislation in this regard is
an immediate one and the movement
for a conference is expected to spread
SILVIS WORKS 1,200 MEN
Irosperity in Kvidonce in Shops of
Hock Island Koad.
Evidence of prosperity through
out the Rock Island railroad system
is found in the fact new shops at
Silvis were not closed down yester
day, the Monday preceding Memorial
Expectations of employes was that
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tion of the audience the 15 minutes
he was on the platform.
Those numbers on the program
which were more in the humorous
vein were class poem by C. P.
Aberg; history. Paul ft. Andreen, and
prophecy, Philip J. Sodergren. Be
ing fall of local hits and recounting
some of the past experiences of the
class, especially their wonderful
feats as freshmen and sophomores,
they were the source for much
amusement by the audience. Ac
cording to Mr. Sodergren's prophecy
the members of the class of 1911 will
all scale the heights of fame.
This afternoon the conservatory
commencement exercises took place
followed by the annual grand con
cert tonight at 8 o'clock, with the
members of the conservatory faculty,
the oratorio chorus, Irs. Lund'B
ladies chorus and the Wennerbergs
taking part in the program.
the shops would close Saturday after
noon and remain closed till Wednes
day forenoon, but there is so much
work ahead it was decided to oper
ate the shops every available hour..
For that reason the shops are work
ing full time, though today was ob
served as a holiday. The force of
approximately 1.200 men will resume
operations at 7:15 Wednesday forenoon.
Soldiers Sleeping in
Following are the .names of old
soldiers buried in Chippianncck cem
etery: John M. Elliott -John
John W. Newton
Win. H. Spencer
Chas. K. Russell
Henry Ve Santo
J. R. Eberhart
N. B. Buford
W. H. Hodieson
W. F. Jobe
L. W. Padgrett
A. M. Crans
J. D. Montgomery
R. L. Jones
Frazer Wilson r
Jas. C. Oruwell
M. Q. Stanley
Chas. H. Gross
8 M. Swallow
John C. Brown
W. J. Ranson .
Benj. W. Goble
Fred H. Heverllng
J. M. Norrls
John S. Smith
It. Brash a r
Wm. If. David
IT. R. Mohr
II. C. Cleaveland
Mr. McMe. kln
C. W. Fitzsimmons
W. T. Boughton
Isaac N Barker
W. P. Cochran
B. V. Craig
George L. Allen
I. N. Kirkpatrick
J. W. Graham
I. F. Copp
W. B. Seymore
E. H. l)mm:ll
George H. Brown
H. C. riummer
R. K. Ellin wood
John B. Davis
Jacob R. Phillips
San ford Mott
John G. Green
8. W. llotchkiss
Wm. P. Juaylo
John H. Battles
W. 8. Knowlton
William P. Volk
Louis M. Buford
R. IT. Shunway
II. H. Hollnnd
O. W. Smith
William W. Scott
Marx H. TIardcr
C. G. Pack
Dr. O. G. Craig
George L. Mitchel
The following soldiers are buried in
John La hi ft
W. J. Cochran
J. W. Hull
4,000 GALLON SPRINKLER
Delivery of Big Car for Tri-City Itail
way Is Awaited.
The Tri-City Railway company is
awaiting daily the arrival of a new
4,000-gallon capacity sprinkling ma
chine. The machine was ordered In
February, but shipment was slow. It
is operated by electricity and is
three times the size of the sprinkler
car now owned by the Tri-City. the
capacity of the latter being from
1,500 to 1.800 gallons.
Public notice is hereby given that
a special meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Streckfus 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, III., 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 rae
the proposition to increase the num
ber of directors Is , adopted.
' Board of Drectoit
The Pure Food Tea
Unrivaled for Richness.
300 CUPS TO THE POUND ,
ONE TEASPOONPUL MAKES TWO CUPS.
Published by the Growers of India Tea
MONEY IN A BANK
But It's Sand One and He Is
Taught Lesson Pending Its
FOUND BY HIS EMPLOYER
f.Ira K. Brown, Attache of Gravel
Company, Irop8 Touch Con"
After having spent three days ami
three nights -without a wink of sleep
for worry becauso of the loss of what
was to him a fortune. Ira E. Brown, an
employe of the Rock Island Sand &
Gravel company, has been restored af
last to his former state of mind, and
probably feels much better now than
ever before. Last week, Thursday to
be exact, while at work he lost $(".30,
which he had been carrying around in
a tobacco pouch in his pocket. Whew
he discovered his loss he became fran
tic and searched madly in evory nood
and corner that he could think of. Fin
ally, despairing of ever finding the
money, he confided his loss to several
friends, but they put little credence in
The amount seemed a fabulous sum
to Brown, and represented months of
the hardest kind of labor. He had al
most given up to despair when hts
money was restored to him. '
1 It. GAI.L A BOSS KOI. I..
And this is how it enme about. Fred
G. Gall, who is manager of the con
cern for which Brown works, was
walking along the levee near Seven
teenth street Thursday when ho kick
ed an object. He picked 1t up and see
ing that it was a tobacco pouch. wj
about to throw It away. He thought
better of the move, and opened th
pouch. To say that Its contents sur
prised him is putting it mildly.
Thursday evening Mr. Gall scanned
the warn ads of the various trlcity
papers, hut Baw no announcement r
referring to the money. Sunday in
conversation with one of his men ho
was asked if he had heard of Brown's
misfortune. He had not and wanted
to know if he had been injured. Worse
than that he was told; he had lost all
of his money. Upon Inquiry, Mr. Call
found that the amount which Brown
had loBt. corresponded with' that, he
had found. He searched for Brown
and found him in utter dejection. He
questioned the man and when lv:
learned that the description of the lost
property tallied with the amount he
found he returned the wallet to tho
waxti:i to imviih: ip.
Brown was for giving Mr. Gall st
least half cf it as an expression of
gratitude for the honesty in returning
the money, but Mr. Gall would hac
none of it. The Incident has proven
to Brown that the bank is the sales'
place to deposit money.
STORES TO DECORATE
DURING MOOSE WEEK
Swimming Contest an Added Feat,
ure of Celebration of
An Interesting meeting of the var
ious committees in charge of the
Moose gala celebration was h"ld at
the headquarters last night. Much
encouragement was given the execu
tive committee ' by the various com
mittee. Invitations have been sent
to out of town lodges to aHKist In
the Moose parade. Other committees
on the various paradfs spoke favor
ably of lare turnouts, especially for
the tho industrial, automobile and
floral or queen's parade. The deco
ration of which R. S. Berry Is chair
man, was enthused with the action
the merchants are taking In the mat
ter of decoration and feels confident
that every store wl'l be Included.
W. J. Tobin, manager of the celebra
tion was instructed to secruo a pro-
i fesaional decorator to viisit the city,
j Clark Gilman, physical Instructor at
the Y. M. C. A., offered h!s ass'nt
anre la conducting a swimming
match. It has been proposed to hld
two matches, one for amateurs and
one for professional swimmers.
Handsome medals will be awarded to
the successful contestants. Much in.
terest will be take.u in this feature.
Herbert G. Copp has returned from
a business trip to Plt'sburg, Pa.
Mr.-?. .John Streckfus, her daugh" r,
Mrs. Fowler Manning, and her son.
Verne Streckfus, left last nifsht for St.
Iuia on board the steamer St. Paul
on iu first trip north.