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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 7, 1911.
TO BUY A TEAM
Commissioner Hart Exercises
Economy to Meet Fire De
LAYS OFF THE ELECTRICIAN
Money to Be Saved Ooes to Purchase
Horses for Central Station
Commissioner Archie Hart finds that
the Central hose company is in need of
a new team of horses to replace the
blacks which have been in the service
for several years, and which, though
still sound, should be retired to less
strenuous service. He further fin da
that there is no fund from which he
can secure an appropriation for the ex
penditure of half a thousand dollars
for the team. As the wire service in
charge of the city electrician's depart
ment is in excellent shape and can be
maintained with practically no trou
ble, he has decided that the ofSce of
city electrician be abolished, for the
time being at leaBt, and that the work
that is necessary be handled by V.
Murphy, in the employ of the city fire
department. Therefore, J. G. Rosen
bury, who has been city electrician
since the new regime, has severed his
connection with the city and has taken
up new duties at the Rock Island ar
senal. HOME CLOSE FIGI RI.XG.
The amount which is saved each
month through this little economy is j
$75, and that amount will soon make j
up the sum necessary for the purchase
of the new team. Commissioner Hart
proposes to turn over to the water
works department one of the black
horses, and he Intends to trade or sell
the other horse. It will be but a short
while till the change will be made. If
it is possible, an extra horse will be
kept at the fire station to work in case
The action of Mr. Hart is commend
able, as It is saving the city a neat
sum which would have to be epent any
how, whether the fund came from the
curtailment of expenses in one office
or not. The telephone and fire alarm
system in the city station will be
maintained as usual by Mr. Murphy.
TEAM WOtt.D SOT DO.
Hearing that the Rock Island city
officials contemplated the purchase of
a team of horses for use in the fire
department, a farmer residing near
I Drury, 30 miles south of Rock Island.
drove here this morning to offer for
sale a team of sorrel horses. The
mayor and Commissioner Archie Hart
had the owner put the horses through
their paces, and after going over them
decided that they would be undesira
ble as boarders in any of the city
barns. When their decision was put
to the would-be salesman the city's
representatives became the victims of
a horrible tongue-lashing. The farmer
expected that the city would pay him
I for thekeep of his team while he was
here as well as for the time which he
lost as a result.
Home grown new potatoes.
per peck 45c
'"ancy dairy butter,
per pound 20c
Strictly fresh eggs,
per dozen 15c
Regular 4 0c lemons, for this
per dozen 25c
Fancy ripe cantelopes,
three for 25c
Nice large watermelons at the
Regular 30c oranges, for this
ale only, per dozen . . . 20c
Fancy rip bananas,
per dozen 15c
Florida pineapples, nice and
ripe, three for 25c
Fancy ripe tomatoes.
per basket 20c
four quarts for 25c
Home grown sweet corn,
per dozen 15c
Green or wax beans.
two quarts for 15c
New apples for cooking.
per peck , 40c
per pound 10c
Fancy brick or cream cheese.
per pound 17V?C
Eight bars Lenox soap
Soda, oyster crackers or gln
gersnaps. two pounds for 15c
Fresh toasted corn flakes.
two packages for 15c
Jersey Cream flour.,
Will also have on band a
full line of California fruits
We deliver to any part of
At Y. M. C. A.
Playing 12 to 15 boards at a time,
Alfred Jordan, champion checker play
er of England, will be in the game
rooms of the Rock Island Y. M. C. A.
tomorrow ready to compete with plas'er
of the tri-citles. Play will start at 2
o'clock in the afternoon and again m
8 ' in the evening.
The games are open to all who care
to participate, and provision will be
made to accommodate as many spec
tators as possible. Players are request
ed to bring game boards if convenient,
as the supply at the Y. M. C. A. may
not be sufficient to accommodate all.
Probably few of the local players will
be able to win any games, but they will
have an opportunity to learn some of
the finer points of the game. In a few
contests Mr. Jordan has been played
to a draw; to do that even is no small
feat. Among the local players who will
try their skill against him will be A.
W. Valentine, who was instrumental in
securing the visit from Mr. Jordan, and
other members of the club.
Mr. Jordan is now on the return run
of a world tour begun some months
ago. Before starting out he met suc
cessfully all the best exponents of the
game in his own country, so that he is
undisputed champion there. During his
visit in Australia recently he played
over 4.000 games, winning all but six,
most of which resulted in draws. Mr.
Jordan will come here from Galva. Ill ,
where he is being entertained by the
checker club, and where he is giving
exhibitions. All are invited to attend
and to play.
NEW MARK IS SET
BY DISTURBER II
Pugh's Boat Goes at a Bate of
38.54 Miles an Hour at
DIXIE III. TIME LOWERED
Record for SO-footers Is Broken by
Leading Ldy December
Meet in St. Ixmls.
Dubuque, Iowa, July 7. Commo
dore James A. Pngh of Chicago owns
the fastest motor boat in America,
He was crowned king of the water
racing world last night at a Dutch
lunch given by the Dubuque club to
officials of the Mississippi Valley
Power Boat association. He earned
the right to the title yesterday after
noon when he traveled a mile in Dis
turber II., In 1:S3. This Is an aver
age of 38.54 miles an hoar. The
former record of 37.75 miles an hour
was held by Dixie in., of New York.
Leading Lady of Galena, owned
by w. P. Cleveland, established a
new world's record for 20-foot boats
This little racer made a mile In two
minutes, an average of 30 miles an
hour. The previous record of 28.41
miles an hour was made -by Comet
last year at Peoria. Leading Lady's
time also is a new Mississippi valley
record for 26-footers. The former
speed was 29.8 miles an hour, also
made last year at Peoria. All of the
new marks were set in races against
SCAMP III. SKCOXD.
Handicap for small speed boats,
distance 20 miles; first prize, silver
trophy, presented by citizens of Du
buque Won by Missouri, H. Lip
pert, St. Louis, Mo.: Scamp III., Pet
erson Brothers, Davenport, Iowa,
second; Comet, Kelso and Hilsinger,
Bellevue. Iowa, third. No time taken
Handicap for boats racing in other
classes, distance five miles; first
prize, trophy presented by citizens of
Dubuque Won by V. V., A. L. Os
borne, Galena, 111.; Borum Jeric,
Theodore Thompson. La Crosse,
Wis., second. No time taken.
At a business meeting of the Miss
issippi Valley association at the Du
buque club a proposition from St.
Louis to hold a meet there the week
of Dec. 11 was accepted. Davenport
will be the scene of the regatta in
NEW OFFICERS OF ASSOCIATION.
St. Claire Ede of Dubuque was
chosen commodore. The other of
ficers are: Joseph Kelso, Bellevue,
Iowa, first vice president; Dr. A. L.
Hageboeck, Davenport, Iowa, second
vice president; W. V. Kidder, La
Crosse, Wis., secretary; R. H. Combs,
St. Louis, Mr., W. F. Bishop, Musca
tine and J. W. Dixon of Burlington
compose the executive committee.
700 Twelfth Street
Old phones 443 and 86.
New Phone SOTO.
BROWN ENTERS A DENIAL
New York Central Head Says He
JHe Xot Aspire to (Senate.
Chicago. July 7. Denial was
made by W. C. Brown, president of
the New York Central lines, yester
day of a statement that he expected
to be a candidate for the United
States senate to succeed Senator Ken
yon of Iowa. Mr. Brown telegraph
ed officials of the company in Chi
cago that he never had considered
such a step. He has been at his
country home in Lime Springs,
Iowa, several days. After reading
a report from New York to the ef
fect that he had planned to enter the
political arena against Senator Ken
yon, he said:
"I wish to deny the report that I
purpose becoming a candidate for
United States senator or for any
other political office. When I get
ready to retire from my present po
sition it will be to abstain from hard
work and responsibility, not to en
gage in other work equally exacting
SUNDAY LID KILLS
Managers of South Dakota Teams De
cide to Knd Scbednle Pen
nant to Redfleld.
in a life time. So remember
the graduate by giving some
thing lasting as well as orna
mental. We have lavalllers. pendants
set with diamonds, pearls,
Diamond rings, coral rings,
baroque rings, something al
ways sure to please.
Large lockets long chains,
.bracelets, watches, guaranteed
V, be timepieces for life. Re
member in selecting jewelry,
buy where quality is the first
Opposite Harper Honse.
Moore's Heat Market
Phone West 1536.
1230 Elm Street
Redfleld, S. D., July 7. The man
agers of the South Dakota baseball
association today decided to close
the league schedule. The teams
have paid so far, but the invoking
of the law to stop Sunday games
has been a drawback. Redfleld fin
ished in the lead and will get the
pennant. Aberdeen is second, water
town, third, Faulkton, fourth,
Mitchell, fifth, and Huron, sixth. ,
BASEBALL BOILED DOWN
(Continued from Vage Three.)
the case, it is believed that Tretter
will now report without further delay
That "Red Nelson," who gave the
Chicago White Sox a severe drubbing
yesterday in St. Louis, is in all proba
bility the same red-headed twlrler who
used to work for Peoria and who hand
ed two defeats to Rock Island one fair
Sunday afternoon several years back.
"Red" had been in Texas for some
time back. His try out with St. Louis
had a familiar style to It, to say the
A report current in baseball circles
says that Roger Bresnahan of the St.
Louis Cardinals is contemplating buy
ing Joe Slattery, the Islander first
6acker. In Konetchy, St. Louis has
one of the best first Backers in the
business, and there seems no reason j
for trying out youngsters. In view of
the recent deal whereby Frank Dick
of the Islander pitching staff last year
was acquired by another team in the
league, it would be well for the local
association to think well before dis
posing of Slattery unless the conditions
are such that he can not be turned
back to any other team in the league.
There is a magnate down the league, in
close touch with the St. Louis Cardin
als, who is in need of a first baseman,
and there is another manager not so
far away who. as The Argus has said
before, has been deliberately tamper
ing with Slattery. The big fellow will
surely go np at the end of the present
season, if be plays as he has and is
capable of, and there would be nothing j
gained by allowing another club in the !
league to snap him up now througb j
any third party.
fc 1 ft 7 fr Suits that sold
J I O. J at . . $25.00
for Suits that sold
SIMON & LANDAUER,
Here's The Sale YouVe Been
The twice yearly clearing out sale in which the prices named are for the
sole purpose of effecting speedy stock reductions.
Two and three piece suits, sizes for men of every tuild, in the newest
weaves and styles.
All Fancy Summer Suits 25 off
$32.50 Suits now $24.38 $25.00 Suits now $18.75 $18.00 Suits now $13.50
$30.00 Suits now $22.50 4 $22.50 Suits now $16.88 $15.00 Suits now $11.25
$28.00 Suits now $21.00 $20.00 Suits now .
Blacks and Blues 10 off.
$15.00 r $12.50 Suits now 0.38
Gome in tomorrow, select one, two or
three of these shirts, sold at $2.50 and
$3, now $1.75.
$2.00 Shirts $1.50
$1.50 Shirts $1.10
$1.00 Shirts $ .79
$ .75 Shirts $ -59
25 dozen wsh ties arrived last Satur
day; beautiful fabrics; 50c quality, now
35c, 3 for $1.00
50c Silk Four in Hands 35c, 3 for $1
50c Imported Lisle Hose, 35c; 3 for $1
9.V Tiisle Hose, 17c; 3 for 50c.
Special Reductions on Men's Trousers
Underwear, Nightgowns, Neckwear and Shirts with collars
attached or separate, sold at 50c, now
3 for $1.00
Children's Fancy Suits, 25 per cent off.
3 for (1.00
Children's Wash Suits, 20 per cent oft
SIMON & LANDAUER
Corner Second and Harrison Streets
SALE COMMENCES SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 8
formally awarded to Chicago at a mes
ing of the executive committee which
it is announced will be held here tomorrow.
SEMI-FINAL IS EXCITING
Ottawa Clubs Right .Beaten by Slag
dalen College Crew.
Henley-on-Thames, July 6. The O'
tawa Rowing club's eight was beaten
today in the semi-final heat for the
grand challenge cup by the Magdalen
college crew, present holders of the
trophy. It was an exciting race, Ox
fordians winning by two lengths. Time,
Bowlers to Chicago. j
Chicago. July 7. It Is expected that '
next year's bowling tournament will ti
To Your Guests
You want specially good
coffee for special occasions.
"Happy Hour" coffee is it. The
aroma is very tempting and
the flavor very satisfactory.
There is nothing better in coN
fee at 40c the pound-
Tea at less than 60 cents
may be good but you are sure
of good quality In our Medra
S. C. Jap, a very carefully se
lected and uncolored leaf. Half
pound package 30c. Excep
:ionally fine flavor. '
Bulk creamery butter 30c
This comes to us in tubs, a
tub a day. It's immediately
placed in our big cooler and
kept there until sold. It is
clean, sweet, fresh and of the
finest quality. At
SITTIG & STAMMER,
515 Seventeenth Street
Two phone West 12, West 69
Arrangements for Annual Holi
day Left Entirely in Hands
of Davenport Body.
AFTER A LONG DEBATE
ported that a hod carriers and bulld
ing laborers union was well under
way in Davenport and that organiza
tion would be perfected within a few
weeks with a large membership.
The federation passed a measure
asking that the employers provide
cool drinking water for the workers
in shops and buildings.
Address Heard by Federation on Ke
uanee Boiler Makers' Strike
After debating for almost the en
tire evening last night, committees
representing the Tri-City Labor Re
view, the official organ of the Fed
eration of Labor, and the Davenport
Industrial Home commission, It was
decided by the Trl-City Labor con
gress to leave the matter of arrang
ing the Labor day program entirely
in the hands of the Davenport body.
By agreeing to such a proposition,
the paper gives the committee the
right to secure advertising ana pub
lish the program with this advertis
ing in pamphlet form, rather than to
secure the advertising for the pa- j
per and publish it in that as the of-!
flclal organ of all labor movements !
in the tri-citles. It was a long, hard j
wrangle between the two committees '
and was the culmination of several -conferences
which have been held on j
the matter. The Industrial Home
committee will be In charge of the j
entire program and will solicit the j
patronage of tri-city merchants. i
THE KEWAEE STRIKE. I
The' committee conference occu-1
pied so much of the time of the regu- j
lar meeting that It was impossible to i
carry on more than routine business .
matters. There waa a brief address i
before the federation by A. Hippert i
of Kewanee. who represents the :
striking boiler makers of that city j
as business agent. The strikers have j
been out a year and from present in-'
dicatlons the strike is no nearer set- j
tlement than when It was started, (
The union asked for aid and it was j
granted them by the trl-city body. !
SEW ORGAVIZATIOXS REPORTED, j
"CELLAR SOIREE" IS FAD
Basement of Aurora Houses Are
lsel for StM'ial Affairs.
Aurora, 111., July 7. The latest
fad of Aurora society is the "cellar
soiree." Country homes have been
too hot since the recent torrid spell
began and many returned to the
city to give parties in their town
"Perfectly delightful." said Mrs.
Beverly Waters, the originator of
the cellar gatherings. "The cement
floors are delightfully cool. The walls
are rough,' but properly decorated
Hey look picturesque and every-i
body is happy-
"May I play, partner?" floats up
from beneath the feet of the passer
by nowadays, as many followed the
lead of Mrs. Waters.
SAFE EXPERTS ARE
CALLED TO SILVIS
Charles and Frank I'. Ficblg 0h-ii
the Strong ll in Hie 1'ost
office Ht That I 'lore.
Postmaster V. H. Dumbeck of Sil vis
found himself locked out of his own
safe yesterday morning, as he had lost
the combination. He had been slrl;
lor a long time, and his memory of the
combination had deserted hltn during
his siege of illness. In the interim lit-'
safe had been kept open, but several
days ago it was accidentally clone !.
Every effort was made to recover the
combination, but it whs useless, and
had to be given up. It was necesfiary
however, to get into tho strong box.
so. an a last resort, Charles Klebig,
the expert safe opener of this city, was
summoned. He and his son, Frank F.
Fiebig, responded, and the younger ex
pert succeeded in throwing open the
doors of the safe after an hour of work
The safe was not damaged in any way
All the news all the time To
The organization committee re-
YE TOG SHOP
G. E. BAKER.
Fhone West 317. 113 Eighteenth Street-
Opposite Majestic Theatre.