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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY", JULY 25, 1911.
"amily All Away Giving In
truders Clear Field for
Is a professional society. It baa noth
ing to do with prices, with hours or
vrlih conditions of -work except to help
Its members to greater eSclency. No
one can be a member ol tie guild un
til he ha satisfied the proper examin
ing officer or his technical skill and
good character. A member of the guild
is therefore a certified tuner, who has
passed a rigid examination and upon
whom the public can absolutely de
pend as being efficient, honest and re
sponsible. The guild has members In 27 states,
and is especially strong in the middle
west. Mr. White expects to examine
a number of tuners in Davenport. Bur
lington and nearby cities before depart
ing for Chicago.
AS GOOD SLOGAN
W. Mitchell. H. S. Dickinson. R. W.
Gould and Leon W. Mitchell. The
Mitchell brothers have been experi
menting for some time at the old
Rock Island Buggy company plant on
Sixteenth street. The head office and
factory of the corporation will be in
Repaying of Main Thorough
fares Continues as Sub
ject of Discussion.
SIP STOLEN BOOZE;
OLD CRONIES JAILED
Is the Very Best Time to Select a
DO NOT TAKE SILVERWARE
Take Only Such Thing &s Will Be
Ear to Dispose of Without
While Clement P. McQuaid. bis wire
and child, and oner occupants of the
McQuaid domicile, 945 Twenty-Crst
street, were away from home last eve-
r.lng, robbers entered, ransacked j
through every room, took $2.15 i'i j
monpy, a silver-caped watch and a Coit'
revolver, and left through the rear
door Just as the family entered tnj
house through the front door. The
robbery occurred between the hours of
R and 9 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. McQu'l
left at 8 o'clock on a social visit a.
few blocks away. They returned at 9
o'clock. The house had been turned
topsy-turvy In their absence. A cursory
, , ., ,.t .v ,. .v,o.
ly the above articles were taken, but 1
a more thorough lnrestlgation may
nrincr to light, further loss.
XV A BOLD JOB.
Working at a distance of less than
100 feet from a party of people wbi
were sitting In the yard to the rear of I
the fiats arros the avenue from the
house, the thieves forced open a win
dow at the rear porch. It was then an
easy matter to unlock the back dT.r
and thus effect entrance. The money
was on the window sill. The lower
rooms were overhauled, but bo far as
is known, nothing was taken, Pockc'
books were turned inside out and then
cast aside. In the upper rooms, theis
was a grip belonging to Joseph Mc
Quaid. For the first time In years, lie!
had neglected to lock It. The watch
and revolver were taken from it.
Other things, which are of considerable
value were passed by as It would
hard to realize money on them.
i.ravk xn cite.
The work was undoubtedly that of
profespionals and it Is safe to punnie
that the thieves were following tbe
circus which showed across the river
yesterday. The police departnent has
been notified of the robbery, but as i
yet have not reported a clew.
It wag midnight before the disturb-'
f1 family had so; tied down to the quiot ;
routine of life. They ha i just retix-i
when a noi-- on the back porch w n
' ! thtm 11.;'. 'he s-a;ne tii.eves r.
j. rs, were liuci. on the jo!). However.'
'.a- thought that the thieves car
Ji.il away a.l that they wanted and -o !
the family lt them continue und'-r
turbed. Th!s morning an investlgatl in
t bowed that the lee box had been ra-d
ed and the thlves Lad left little for
the morning mal.
Piano Tuners of Rock Island
and Vicinity Elect A. J.
CHARTER IN A. G. OF P. T.
Aim of Society
Standard of Technical Attain
ment uud skill.
A nu'eticg was held last night of the 1
piuno tuners from Rock Island and vi-;
cinity who have qualified for admission j
ilit lti Ampririn (liiiM of Pi.inn Tun- i
r ti,, m.tir .lin.i t n,Hr i
by William Hraid White, general or
ganizer of the euild. who Las been hold-1
tnir Hie' examination Mr Vh!t :
named the successful tuners and then j
proceeded to issue to them a commis
sion giving them the right to organize
as the Kock Island County Branch of
the American GnilJ of Flano Tuners.
The meeting then organized itself
is above, and the following officers
Chairman Arthur J. Bullock.
Vice Chairman Elmer Clyde
Secretary Albert L Bruner.
Other members of the branch are J.
I Chancy nad K. F. Wahlntrom of Mo
Hr,, flr.d C. A. Johnson of Reynolds.
The objects if the American Guild
of Piano Tuner are briefly as follow:
To draw a line between the good and
the bad tuner, to establish a high
fatdard of technical attainment and
i-kV.l. io educate "he public as to the
r.ccfity for sMllful and honest care
cf tbe plnro. t ? e'.inunate fakers anJ :
fraud? from the profession, to eiiml- j
rate diehoces competition, and to en- '
courage better work, more friendship,
greater sympathy nd a larger mens- i
ure of mutual unJeretanclng emor.r ,
tuner throughout the country.
aim of r.mrir.scv. !
The guild Is not a labor union. It j
The kind that
shines so quickly.
THE F. F.
FufiW. N. Y.
D ALLEY CO. LtJ.
TOO MUCH MONEY
Trip to Genera in Quest of Physical
Director of the 1 . M. C. A. j
Vain. , t
Owin to the fact that a number of'
. . . , , '
the members of the board of directors;
are out of town, the reguiar Y. M. C. A.
board meeting will not be helci this
evening. Secretary R. C- Pmjdiey wii'j
went to Geneva with Dr. W. E. Martin
i to look over the field of physical di-
is not very optimistic as to
the outcome of the visit. He eaid,
"While we saw a number of eood men,
many of them are already employed
and the one or two who might be avail -
able axe rather high salaried, so t bat
I do not know whether one of then
will be chosen or not. However, v. e
have a number of applications from
various places and two or three of
the candidates who have applied oy
letter look exceptionally good. We
hope to land a good man when we do
close a deal, but I cannot say J'ttt
when that will be."
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
There Is Xo Race Suicide in East
Moline According to Census for
the Present year.
There is no race suicide in East Mo
lim. The school census fur the year
1911 proves that fact quite conclusive
ly. In 1910 the little neighbor to tbe
east bragged of ic ir. habitants of
bchool ae; in other words, under the
age vt 21. This year tit census which
was vt rn pi..- d ytsterday sh )j 'j't i
r.r.dcr the nj,-" of 21. The i;.cr-?aso is
i.er!y 1"" 'or ce:t ;.::d is ouslden
b)y in t.xcti8 of thi.- ii.tn.ii. e in popu
Karl Bowlby has arrived home from
Fort Worth. Texas.
I mips Anna h. t ook or Kveiett, aih
the guel of iu-r cousin. .Mi..t .Mai!
, line Starr.
! Misses Kate and Bessie McDoniM
! buvo gone to Letcher, S. I), for an ex
' tended visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry ("arse and dang!:-,
'ter. Miss Alice have goue to Chicifo'
j for a vieit of two weeks.
' (leorge W. Perrin returned last cv?
ning from Cedar U: pids where he
siu-nt a few iiays on buiintss.
j Mr. and Mrs. Fratk I:ckman -i
Hloomington a:e vir-mr.g Rock Is'at.l
relatives. Thev nmde tne trip here .i
I their automobile.
! Mrs. K. A. Taylor of 1 20 . Second
avr-nue. who suiTered a sprained
ankle lat wtek is r ported as get--,
tiug along nicely. !
Mrg. George Babcock. lc 0 Twc::-
tieth street, left ye sterday for1 an o -t
iES f .Veittetonsing Mich
t h--i .
and daughter an
.Mrs- 11 Kob'-ru and
I. II. Rob'-ns and daughter
Mits Mary L. Roberts, of Ifornell. i
! N. V., are guests at the It. H. Hud-'
son home, 101 S Twelfth street. i
A. J. Beveriiu and Y. li. Robert
Foit Madison. Iowa, have returned r
Rock I.-iJand after a l ts-ines visit ii
Baldwin county, Ala.
I Mrs. James McNamara and dausn-!
Iter, Gladys, left yesterday afternoca I
jfor Chicago. M:?s Gladys wil; go frjTi1
'there up into 'isconsin fcr
p eeks- visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark E. Gilman arr.v-
ed homo last night after spending
; three weeks at Beioit. They will re
main here, during the month of Augii.
; when they will remove to Kankakee
i where Mr. till man ban accepted a posi
tion as director of physical training i.l
Y. M. C. A.
Notice to Boiler Maker.
proposala will be received
the mayor's ofEce unt'-l 5 o'clock :
p. m., Saturday. Aug. 5. 1911. for , were coming back'again. Some ot
two boilers as per plans and epecifl- them had doffed their coats ana oe"
catlons on file in my off.ee. alls and were carrying them, nu ie
Bidder must use bidding sheet , local bluecoat was peeking at them
furnished by city. from behind a post and just as tcey
The city reserve the right to re- :
. ,, ...
jr i a u. mm ail 1 1 up.
HARRY M. SCHRIVER.
Roc klsland. HI., July 1?, 1911.
AS TO CONNECTING LINKS
Suggestion Is Made That the Munici
pal Commission lias a Rare
"There is nothing In the world to
prevent Reck Island having as nicely
paved streets as any city in the coun-
trr." saJd a cUizen la8t evening. "I
think The Argus voiced the sentiments
of property holders and business men
along the main streets of the city ex-
actly when a few evenings ago it said
a" that is necessary is for some one
or some agencv to adopt the initiative
"s - .
to start a movement mai win resun in
the repaving with asphalt of both Sec
ond and Third avenues from Fifteenth
to Twentieth streets. Once started,
the improvement will extend to other
PLACE TO START.
"But who is to take the initiative?
"I do not know of any better place
for it to ptart than right in the mu
j nlcipal commission. Let that body do
! something to distinguish Itself the first
year of its existence. The paving of
Third and Second avenues is not going
'o be such an expensive undertaking.
The property owners, I am satisfied,
will stand their share, and the city's
portion for intersections will not be so
severe as to bankrupt the municipality
even with public finances at the pres
ent low ebb. The future will take care
of all that.
COXXECT THEM IP.
"And then there is another thing the
commission could do, and there Is noth
ing to hinder that being done right
now. so far as the public expense is
concerned. I refer to the much dis
i cussed paving of the side streets in
j the central portion of the city from
Fourth back to Tenth or Eleventh ave-
Do you know that in respect to
. . . . .
tne connecting up ot Its mam pared
drives Rock Is and is far behind both
Moline and Davenport? There are no
tu. n jumping uu places in eiiner .uu
Hr.e or Davenport as there are In Rock
Island. In either of the other cities
you may ride a whole evening without
getting oil the pavement or retracing
o:r rr-u'e. Of course the same is
"iic cf Urn k I.-lauJ. but hie is not
' v:ub tj ,-f f.".i s l.e:e. Wi'h so .
v t:.e Lor. fct.'e. t- eo;.mcttU up. th s
would be ah iueai place fcr dnv
! Ml KXPKSK TO CITY.
! "And the important part of it Is that
all the show intervening streets that I
.' :! to could be improved without in-
; olvine a - u t to
he city. The inter
Fill in the iinim-
pioved sheets and avenues and then
repave tb1 business streets, and Rock
Is'and will have about all that could be
dcslrtd in ih way of periranent drlve
"Let 'l etter trf-vts' be Rock Island's
M.jga:i uu u u.e wor is atcompnsnu.
STOP HOBO BBSVEii
: jfrom Saturday until Monday without .i
Burns Coming- to This Side 0fiwarrant' aud says thc Pe,SOI sigui.m
River Are Turned Back by
GET BETWEEN TWO FIRES
, ,.,.IM,rt fVlls w,rn Tl.n,
IN'tiiru ami Oll.oer Keeps 'l ie-ill
Out of Hock- l;anl.
Efforts of Davenport "cops" to cbase
a sijuad of undesirable citizens to th"..
ride ef tbe river -a ere frustrated
morning whf-n the fact was quietly tip
ped off to Chief of Police James Br:ri
Officer C. Meenau was ordered to the!
Rock Island end of the bridge and he
set off post-haste on the police "bike'
to beat the "bums'" to it. He scorr'i
ed up Third avenue and set a new ,co
ord for the distance. He was ahead I
the hoboes. When they reached tbe
highest point of the viaduct they ev
pied the officer waiting to prod them t
little bit and hasten them back over
the same route that they had just trav
eled. BKT KE-N TWO FIRES.
The loafers were loath to go for tr-e
knew that the reception at the other
; end of the bridge would not be a wci-
come one. but there was nothing ele
for them to do. In a short while thev
were ready to make a dash for the Il
linois shore, he made hlj presence
know n and they scurried back.
BLACK HAWK MOTOR
Incorporation Papers Issued to Local
Men Who .Ire to Build Cycle
for Wholesale Trade.
A certificate of Incorporation was
Issued yesterday by James A. Rose,
secretary of state, to the Black
Hawk Motor company, which 1b to
hare a capital stock of $50,000. The
corporation will manufacture mot
ors, motorcycles and do general re
pairing. The incorporators are Ardo -
Found by Officer John Kinney Sitting
in Ioor of Box Car Hitting
Officer John Kinney nipped a quiet
little "booze" party in the bud last
night when he discovered a pair of eld
cronies, Dan Reardon and W. R. Cran-
j gle sipping the amber fluid from a
bottle which they had taken from a
case in a box car in the railroad yards.
The pair was sitting in the car which
had been opened some way or other
after it had been sealed. There was a
large quantity of wet goods In it ac
the fellows were all set for a fine, o'd
time when tbe diligent "cop" discover
ed them. They were hurried to the
police station and this morning both
were fined $25 and costs for disorderly
conduct. It was the county Jail for
five days for both of them, as they
were entirely out of funds.
8. P. Ahlman was fined $2 and costs
this morning for drunkenness.
THEFTS FOLLOW IN
Several Bold Jobs Pone Supposedly
by Hangers on of Rarmun &
Rock Island was the scene of sev
eral petty thefts and a bold robbery
or two during the last two days. It is
supposed they were committed by the
riff-raft which makes a business of fol
lowing circuses about. Three or four
thefts were reported to the police and
it is probable that there were several
more attempts which were not report
ed by the victims because of the fu
tility of trying to chase down the
guilty ones. Some time Sunday night
ithipvfiR entered the Ktnnrnttinp- qhnn
' , an-A ,
of M. R. Iglehart, loll Second aveni e.
through a rear wlndow. There was
j EQ money in 6,gh go tQe thieve8 car.
j r,ed an umbrella a small clock
i and other articles. Among the arti
cles taken was a check book which
. will be of no value to the thieves.
FAIL TO PROSECUTE
.IN ASSAULT CaSE
Patton Is N'.t Satisfied With His
missal Threatens to Sue for
Ed Patton, a teamster, was arrested
Saturday evening on complaint of M.::.
Florence Connors, Oul Third avenue. A
warrant alleging assault and batte v
was sworn out and Patton was h? d
until yesterday for a hearing in Jus
tice George P. Nissen"s office, but no
one appeared to prosecute, and th?
state was obliged to di: miss the ca.-e
, for lack of witnesses. This is tbe sec
ond time within three weeks that Pa'.-
as had a similar experience iiod
reatens to hold the justice respon
sible. He asserts that he was hell
the warrant haa no aesire to pro
secute him as there could not possio'y
have been any grounds for a cha..:
J of assault.
64 GOLFERS IN
Detroit to Deter-''
Hound Today at
mine Match I'lay
Detroit, July 25. There
Hiderable excitement this afternoon
when officials announced that Mason
Phelps, Chicago, present western
amateur champion, and "Chick" Ev
ans, Jr., former western open cham
pion, were paired In the first match
round this afternoon for the western
amateur golf championship. Both
men ar tournament favorites
Detroit. July 23. With prospects
of better' weather than yesterday,
better golfing seems assured on the
links of the Detroit Golf club, w hr-re '
64 golfers will compete in this morn-!
ing's qualification round of 1 8 holes, j
medal play, to determine the 32 who
will start the first match play round!
this afternoon for the weptern ama
Licensed to Wed.
Clifford Cadron Dubuque, Ii-vi
Nannie Province St. Joseph, Mo.
Arthur Dillon LaSalle, I I
Minnie Barnes Kewanee. i'i
f EGGS ;w
pi tbey are. m
HEAR A LECTURE
Captain G. E. Carleton Tells Of
Proper Way to Handle
150 ATTEND THE MEETING
Held at the Auditorium of Y. M. C.
A. Aim of Hock Island IJoad
Is to Ia-ssoii Accidents.
About 150 employes of the Rock Is
land road, including freight agents, car
inspectors, trtukers, switchmen, and
in fact everyone concerned in the
handling of freight, listened to an il
lustrated lecture on the handling of
explosives at the auditorium of th"
Y. M. C. A. last evening. A number
cf shippers as well as the railroad ms.i
were present. Captain O. E. Carletou
of New York, assistant chief inspector
of the bureau of explosives of the
American Railways association, was
the speaker. Captain Carleton is em
ployed by the railways association, and
j be makes a visit here annually, th'j
! i"11 lecture having been given last
summer. It is the purpose of the assu-
ciation and the Rock Island road o
make the matter of instructing railway
employes a permanent thing.
id a oit .( lOF.vi . i in the Mississippi river. People In
The idea is that if the men who i general feel that the authorities
handle dangerous shipments 6uch as j might at least have held a post mor
explosives, acids, or inflammable mat-1 tem examination. One of Miss Fo
ter. are properly cautioned about the j x' employers expressed it as her
i.-.neer attendant tinon their duties. , "pinion that Miss Foley did not go
they will be more careful and the re- J
suit wijl be fewer accidents. Caution
is not Jhe only thing advised and
taught, however, for there are scien
tific ways of handling and packing the
dangerous shipments so that they are
li-ss liable to cause trouble. Captain
Carleton spoke for an hour and a half,
using a 6tereopticon machine and views
to illustrate right and wrong ways of
taking care of dangerous consignments.
The rules and regulations of the road
were also rehearsed and discussed, and
when the lecture was over it was felt
that everyone had a clearer insight
into tbe right ways of handling explo
Fives and the like.
MHO. J1K f.RIFFIX.
frs. Jane Griffin, ag"d 7C years, a
resident of Sherrard, di"d at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Van Hook,
in that village, at 11:15 Saturday even
ing. She had been bedfast for two
years and d?ath was caused by locomo
tor ataxia. She had lived in Sherrard
but four years, having resided In Cable
for a number of years. Her husband !
and two daughters survive. The body
was taken to Moline yesterday morning
and Interment was in Bowles cemetery
in the afternoon.
LITTLE CHANGE IN RIVER
Rains of Lt Few Days Have Slight
slight changes are reported along
the river today in spite of tbe rains
that fell yesterday and the day beZcre
Rising stages were reported at Reed's
Landing, LaCrosse, Clinton and Davea
port, but in no place did they amount
.to more than .1 ol an inch. About aJ
If your order is here early your
stove will be set up at once and
you will be put to no delays.
Or any higher price you want
to pay and the best, most relia
ble stoves your money will buy.
Ask about our easy payment
PEOPLES POWER CO
that can be said is that the rains hate
tended to stay the fall for a few daye.
TO 60 TO LINW00D
ON STEAMER W. W.
Grocers Charter Big Excursion Bot
K&pectation of Having
Believing from the advance sale
of tlcket3 that they are going to have
a big crowd at their picnic at Lin
wood, the grocers have chartered the
steamer W. W. t0 take them to the
ground. It was felt that the steamer
Columbia might not hold all who
wanted to attend and as some diffi
culty arose over its . charter, the
larger boat was at once secured. A
change In the date of the picnic was
also made. It will be held Aug. 10
instead of Aug. 8 as was formerly
SUICIDE THEORY IS
SCOUTED BY FRIENDS
Say Miss May Foley of Iaveiiprt
Hid Not Jump Off Bridge of
Her Own Free Will.
ocumucui .u """UlJUll
TI . 1 TV r. t 1m T . . . n I L - . I. 1
rather averse to what 13 considered
undue haste in disposing of the body
of May Foley who was supposed to
have committed suicide by jumping
into the river of he-on accord, and
many others of her closer frb-nda feel
the same way about it.
AT THE RECTORY OF TRINITY
Episcopal cburch at 3:30 yesterday aft
ernoon. Rev. G. H. Sherwood united i i
marriage Arthur Dillon of La Saile and
MU Minnie Barnes of Kewanee. Mr
Dillon is employed as a cook at iho
Rock Island bouse and tbe couple w il
reside in this city.
LADIES TO GIVE CARD PARTY.
THE L-ADIES AUXILIARY OF THE
Eagles will give a card party at tho
Eaales' home tomorrow afternoon, i iiu
game will be called at 2:30 o'clock.
Cinch will be played.
ENTERTAINS 500 COLONIAL CLUB
THE "600 COLONIAL. CLUB WAS
entertained yesterday afternoon at tbe
Iced or Hot
The Pure Food Tea
r ONE TEASPOONFUL MAKES TWO CUPS.
Published by the Growers of India Tea"
home of Mrs. Fred Burt on Sixteenth
street. Mrs. S. T. Bowlby won first
prize and Mrs. J. W. King, second.
Miss Leon a Holdorf will be hostess st
the next meeting.
SEWING CIRCLE TO MEET.
THE BUSY BEE SEWING CIRCLE
will meet Thursday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. J. A. Reid. 520 Six
THEIR PIGEONS ARE
I'ant Moline Pigeon Fanciers W'mU h
Nkie in Vain for Four Long
The East Moline owners of four
fancy blooded carrier pigeons are won
dering what has become of their birds
which are considerably overdue In a
flleht from New York rltv tn thplr
homes in East Moline. Five pigeons
were released in New York Just A
week ago and they were expected hero
within thr e days at the most, as they
travel from four to five hundred mllca
in a day under normal conditions.
One of the five birds, owned by Felix
Martens, arrived today in a very much
exhausted condition, but there Is no
sign of the other four. It Is believed
that thev encountered ndrerne utmli
"'anil ttr t.!o.n a .nullrnM
tance out of their way.
NEBRASKA IN SPLIT
Taff and 1a FolIeUe Faction at LIik
cola Convention Are Unable
to IteJM'h t'ndei-itandiiiK.
Lincoln. Neb., July 25. The taft
and La Follette factions entered In
the Nebraska state convention today
were unable to agree. The Taft ad
herents are determined to ask a
frank endorsement of the president.
Tbe Insurgents admitted they -ould
not control the convention, but in
sisted they would flubl an endorse
ment fif Taft. Few farmer delpgatca
are present. Their absence caused
The convention was tailed to or
der at noon and Temporary Chair
man Jefferies delivered the address
making an earnest plea for harmon)
In the party.
Thousand Inland Park, N. T., July
25. Several lives are believed lost
and thousands of dollars worth of
property destroyed by a terrific
storm which Is sweeping this sec