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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1911.
DOES NOT WANT
REV. G. B. SIMONS
FIRE SCARE AT
Supervisor Hogberg of Moline
Refused to Even Hear the
Alarm Sent in and All Depart
ments Respond Hurriedly
to the CalL
FORCE PEOPLE TO ACT
NOT NEEDED, HOWEVER
Says Board Hasn't Time to Bother
'With Problems and Should Be
Left to the Voters.
Fright Was Caused by a Piece of
Burning Waste in Elevator
When Charles Tambur of the Jaii
committee stated at the supervisors'
meeting yesterday afternoon that
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. of the Van Dorn
Iron works, Cleveland, O., was present
and had some estimates to offer on a
remodeling of the jail If there were no
objections, Supervisor Charles Htg
berg of Moline immediately sprang to
his feet yelling. "No. we have no time
to listen to It, if the people want a
new jail let them ask for it." A heat
ed argument then took place between
Tambur and Hogburg in which several
pet names were called, but as one ob
jection was sufficient to prevent Kelly
being given a hearing he was forced
to return to Cleveland, O., after wait
ing around here two or three days to
present his estimates. Tambur was
Indignant about the whole matter and
considers that the jail commltte was
given a raw deal by Hogberg.
When the afternoon session was begun
the clerk read the applications of
Messrs. Clark, Thomsen, Optenberg
and Kelly for the position of engineer
at the court house. On motion to ballot
Clark received 15 votes. Thomsen 15,
and Kelly 1. The second ballot result
ed in a tie, Clark and Thomsen each
receiving 1G votes, necessitating the
casting of a third ballot which was in
favor of Thomsen, 17 to 15. This
morning TLouibcn accepted the job.
The reports of the following cor.iUiit
tees were adopted: Jail and jail claims.
poor claims, public expenditures, roads
and bridges, miscellaneous claims and
advertising and state Institutions.
These were fof the most part lills.
HOARD MAKLS A LEVY.
A resolution was offered ly John
Upton to make a tax ievy for the coun
ty of of l"2.o00. which was adopted.
This is a little in excess of the
amounts levied in former year.-;, but it
is claimed that county needs every
cent of it and it is hoped that the
state board of equalization will fix the
levy at the above figure.
C LAIMS BACK SAI.AHV.
John Scott appeared for Ex-deputy
Sheriff John Brooks and presented a
bill for 27 days' tfrae claimed. to be
due his client. Brooks was taken sick
on March 8 of this year and was re
lieved from duty on the 24th of April,
but was only paid up until March 33
and wishes to be recompensed for tho
intervening 27 days. The bill was re
ferred to the proper committee.
The jail committee submitted a
lengthy report in which there were
numerous recommendations made.
Among them vere the following:
That the sheriff be compel'od to
work the rrit,.ners on a rock pi'o in
the Jail as is the case in Scott county.
There he crusaod rOvk is g'urn to the
farmers and the roads arc greatly 5ji
That the county board refu.se to
feed prisoners sent to the county Jail
under state warrants when th-y hp.ve
ordinances of their own to fit tuch
cases. It is a w,ell known fa;, that
when a person has any money on him
to pay a fine he is tried under the ci'y
ordinances; otherwise he Is thrown on
to the county. Adopted.
That the judiciary committee ax.d
representatives of the state try to se
cure an amendment to the larceny law
bo as to give the county courts and
Police magistrates power to act inde
pendently without binding prisoners
over to the grand jury. Adopted.
The last part of the above resolu
tion, to the effect that he law in re
gard to feeding of prisoners so as to
give the board the right to feed at ac
tual cost was tabled.
TO VISIT ISFIRMAJRV.
Tomorrow the board wi'l visit the
county infirmary at Coal Valley and
make its annual inspection of that
place. The supervisors will hold no
session her during the day.
WII.I. I XSPKfT JAIL.
The board decided to resolve it
self into a committee of the whole
and make an inspection of the jail
with a view to ascertaining ;he ad.
viability of making improvements
in it alonp lines suggested in the re
port of the jail committee.
DOG TEARS FLESH
FROM. VICTIM'S LEG
William Gaethje Is Attacked Y bile
Walking liong Street in West
Uml of City.
Wh"iie waikinn along the street in
the west end of town yesterday ;if
ternoon. WiPsaui Gaettje. the forist,
was attacked hy a large hunting dog,
which succeeded iu fas.enici its mo
lars into the calf of Gaethje's left
leg. Wfcta .he victim cf the attack
finally succeeded in pulifg away
from the grip of the canine, he ieft
part of tlie fiosh of the leg in the
dog's jaws He hastened to a phy
sician u.id medical treatment was
given at unre. Trse injury is exceed
ingly pa'-r.ful. The dog, as yet. Las
not been killed, but if Mr. Gaethje
can I-cat j iLe cs ner, steps w ill I s
taken at cace zowLrd ending the life
cf the fierce animal.
At Benton Harbor, Mich., Tuesday,
occurred the death of Rev. Georpe B.
Simons", formerly pastor of the First
Baptist church of thi3 city. He passed
away at 7:30 a. m.. Rev. Mr. Simons
was born Jan. 18, 1S49. in Troy, X. T.
, At the age of 13 he enlisted in the
15th regiment. New York" engineers.
Company A, In which he served dur
ing the early part of the war. Later
he reenlisted In the 21st regiment.
New York cavalry, and at the close of
the war was honorably discharged at
Ft. Leaveifworth, Kan. Among the
churches he had served are those at
Highland Park, 111.; Columbus, Ohio;
J Zanesviile, Ohio; Benton Harbor,
Mich.; Rock Island, 111.; Indiandla,
Iowa, and Burlington, Iowa, which was
his last pastorate.
BAR TO ASK FOR
E. C. Graves Accepts Assign
ment for Term on Bench in
WORKS HARDSHIP HERE
Makes It Tiecessary or Two Judges
- to Huudie Work of Five Courts
Because of the assignment of Judge
E. C. Graves to the appellate bench
and the prospect that Judges W. H.
Gest and F. D. Ramsay will have more
than they can do in serving four coun
ties while the third judge is on other
duty, the local bar association has de
cided to request the supreme court of
the state to appoint a temporary
Judge to help out during the absence
of Judge Graves. President B. D.
Connelly of the association was au
thorized to appoint a committee of
three to confer with the circuit judges
us to their preferences and then make
the formal request to the supreme
court. The committeemen are W. A.
Meese, E. II. Stafford and Albert Ru
ber. Bl'SIESS IIEItE HEAVY.
The docket for the September term
of court is an extremely heavy one
and there will b need of both the
main and the branch courts almost
continuously after the opening of th-s
term Sept. IS. That would mean that
the two judges would have five courts
to care for, as the other three counties
in the circuit each has its own court.
Rock Island county does nearly as
much law business as the other three
counties put together, and therefore
the absence of Judge Graves will work
its greatest hardship here.
DISCI SS SECRET CHALLENGE.
During yesterday's meeting there
was a long d;tcussion of the secret
challenge such as obtains in many
other places but which has not been
tried in this district. As practiced
now. it is necessary for an attorney to
publicly proclaim that he dees cot
want a certain man on the Jury, there
by rendering the man antagonistic to
him should lie fere on any Jury in
the future. Under the secret plan,
sn attorney merely writes the name
of the man wnom lie dusires to excuse
peremptorily ;.d it is then read by
the clerk aud -ne venireman does not
know who CuJiUnged him snd no hard
ieelicgs are caused. The sentiment
tf the associate u was f-trongly far
the ltiToducJion of the tjttem here.
IN SESSION TODAY
The arrival of A. E. Ireland of
Pittsburgh in Davenport, brings the
entire membership of the general ex
ecutive boar of tLe International
Machinists' unic-n together and it
was stated this morning, that the
first session of the executive body
would !e held this afternoon. The
railway committee is to be appointed
and will be instructed to report on
the strike position some time next
week. The law committee is holding
daily sessions, but have not as yet
reported cn their wcrk. P. J. Conlon
of Washington, one of the vice pres
idents cf the international body, ar
rived in Davenport yesterday.
Court cf Horor No. 31, regular meet
ing Tuuri-u.iy evening. Prpt. H. S p. ia.
Ki.-ctiou of ofiicers. A gocd attend
ance is desired.
IOWA TREFZ. Chancellor.
5. T. CRAMER. Recorder.
Pirates Win First Game.
Pittsburgh. Pa.. Sept. 14. Pitts
burgh took Jhfr first sane 'oday from
Chicago in su exciting contest, by a !
score cf 3 to 1
About 9:45 this morning one of the
employes at the oodman office not
iced a cloud of smoke coming up the
elevator shaft and panic stricken
rushed to a phone and turned in an
alarm Tor Fifteenth street and Third
avenue. All departments responded
and as there are several buildings at
this corner and no smoke or signs of
fire could be seen the firemen were at
a loss to know where the fire was.
The central wagons had Just turned
around to go back to the barn when a
girl came running out of the Woodman
building crying that the fire was in
PIECE OF WASTE.
Upon going in it was discovered that
a small piece of waste was burning
near the eleTator shaft. The chief
ordered it carried out of the building
on a stick and the scare was over. The
origin of the fire is unknown but it
is the supposition that the waste was
ignited by contact with an exposed
electric wire. There were lines of
hose Btrung down cellar and numerous
fire extinguishers but everyone was
too excited to act. There was no dam
age. Personal Points
W. H. Dawson of Minneapolis ar
rived in the city this morning for a
H. E. Ca-'eel aud C. R. .'arse left
last evening on a northern Wisconsin
Hubbard Dooley and Roy Collins
made the trip to the Joslin fair today
in the former's auto.
Miss Elizabeth Craig, who has been
home for the summer vacation re
turns to Chicago tomorrow. ,
Mrs. Anna Nevins and daughter
Laura of Minneapolis left todav for
j their home after a visit with Mr. and
i Mrs. T. J. O'Brien, 1102 Twenty-second
H. E. Casteel and 13 of His Friends
Order a King's Repast on
M. H. Sexton, who was detected
while in Cincinnati, in a violation of
a compact entered into with H. E.
Casteel, not to smoke more than
three cigars a day, made good last
night by paying for a dinner served
at the New Harper. The affair also
took the form of a party to Mr. Cas
teel and C. R. Nourse on the eve of
their departure on a hunting and
fishing trip in Wisconsin. There were
plates for 14. The society editor,
having been defeated in a polite ef
fort to obtain an account of the din
ner, the police reporter was turned
loose on the story. He states that
the table decorations were Killarney
roses, shamrocks although he de
clares the latter were phonies and
yellow ribbons. One of the guests
furnished him a menu card, and here
Celery OliVttJ Almonds
Clear Green Turtle Soup,
Fillet of Black Bass
Cheateau y quem
Lobster Crab Patties
Roast English Pheasants
Petit Pols Parisienne Potatoes
Due De Montobello
CIgarets and Cigars
TWO SENT TO VVATERTOWN
Women Tried in County Court on In
Maria Jackson, the negress, who
was taken into the custody of the
police department Tuesday night
while wandering about the streets in
scanty attire, was taken into the
county court before Judge Olmsted
this afternoon and ordered commit
ted to the Watertown hospital.
This morning In the county court,
Hilda Peterson was adjudged insane
by a commission of physicians and
committed to Watertown hospital.
Today's . oppressive heat caused
many people to think that they -were
experiencing something unusual at
this time of the year but the weather
bureau passed out the information
that there was nothing remarkable
about a temperature of S2 degrees.
It can easily be explained, however,
for the past few days have been so
cool that in comparison the heat is
very much greater than the ther
':'lrMm - Unusual Values v
llMm. in Women's Suits t
L J Mh4lH$$MM suits to give her length and distinction of line. For the average woman, suits to give M t
If r"? WJl
5 m til zUtlA i M l Ml
The most elegant show
ing in the tri-citles, new
double-faced, rough cloths
and cheviots; fancy black
and Scotch mixtures; black
broadcloths, unusual values
$10 to $87.
WILL LAND HERE
Advices Received Today Say
That Famous Birdmao,
Will Stop in Flight.
MAY SPEND THE NIGHT
And Then Push on to Chicago the
Following Day Is How in
Advices were received here today to
the effect that this city is to be one
of the landing places of Robert 3.
Fowler, the aviator who is now on his
way across the continent In an en
deavor to win the $50,000 Hearst prize.
Just when the birdman will get here
is unknown, though it will have to be
in the course of the next two or three
weeks if he is to finish within the
specified 30 days. It is expected that
mechanicians will meet him here to
make any repairs to his flyer which
may be found necessary. It is a'.sa
probable that he will spend the night
here and go on to Chicago the follow
ing day. Fowler has recovered from
his injuries of Tuesday and expects to
resume his flight Saturday. He is 14C
miles from San Francisco.
WARD XOT COWIXG.
Jimmy Ward, the youthful birdman,
who made his start yesterday in New,
York, went westward only 22 miles,
a though he was in the air the greater
part of the day. He lost his direc
tions. Ward is scheduled to hit for
St Louis after leaving Chicago, and
will not pass over here.
HOME VISITOR IS
HERE TO INSPECT
Will Call on People Who Have Taken
Children From State Insti
Mrs Katharine A. Gallagher of
Springfield, home visitor under thej
department of visitation of children,
arrived in Rock Island yesterday fori
the purpose of securing information j
regarding children who have Leen
placed in private hemes br local
It means much to a woman this knowledge that her tailored suit is exactly suited to
her individual type, harmonizing perfectly with her coloring, supplying Just the lines
needed ,to enhance her own best points of complexion and figure. So all-embracing the
variety in tailored suits here, it means with equal force for the short-waisted woman,
suits to give her length and distinction of line. For the average woman, suits to give
her style and im pressiveness ; for the tali; stout, woman, suits to soften her angles; for !
the large heavy woman, suits to tone down her exuberance cf figure to the stateliest of
fine majestic lines. For every woman, the exact suit of her type, at whatever price she
chooses to pay and at whatever step in the price range you pause, rest assured that
here, as you have learned to expect, is the highest possible value at that price. And the
display of gowns is no less satisfying, whether your particular need, is beautiful gowns
for evening wear or pretty becoming frocks for home or street wear.
New Fall Styles
' I Distinctive new models
,;ivets and corduroys; colors
l navy, greens and catawba.
wool cloths and corduroy;
$20 values at $15
$29.50 values at $25
$45 values at $39.50
For Ma n.Woman & Ch i Id
"Rock Island,! ll.
workers. She will remain here till
Tuesday, working through Rock Is
land and Henry counties. She will
visit Moline, East Moline, Silvis, Mi
lan and the rural districts in her in
spection. Leaving here Tuesday, Bhe
will go to Kewanee and complete her
work in this section of the state.
Miss Gallagher is one of three
workers in the department, of which
Charles Virden is the head. From
Miss Dina Ramser, police matron, she
has learned in what homes these chil
dren have been placed and it is 'her
duty to visit those homes to learn
what the environment is, and wheth
er it is beneficial to the child, or
children. The moral, physical and
mental condition of surroundings and
the effect on the life of the child are
a few of the things which she must
learn. The condition of the home and
the yard, the books and other read
ing material in the home and the
adaptation of the home to the child,
are found out. If things are amiss,
suggestions are made to the foster
CLAIM JUNK YARD IS
STILL A NUISANCE
Rock Island, I1L, Sept. 13. Editor
The Argus: In a recent issue of your
paper there appeared a statement in
regard to the city commissioners vis
iting the junk yard nui3ance on Fourth
avenue. Will you kindly state through
your paper, on behalf of the property
owners, that the commissioners have
not treated us fairly in the matter,
when they have ignored the matter
entirely. We have repeatedly been
before them; each time they. have put
ur off. Respectfully,
J. G. BLYTHE,
Representing Property Owners.
ANOTHER ATTORNEY HERE
A. L. Itay 3Ioves to City and Takes
A. L. Ray, an attorney at law from
Great Falls, Mont., has taken up the
practice of law in this city and Is
now located In the Safety building.
Mr. Ray has held many positions of
trust in other places and has an en
viable record. -At Charleston. 111.,
where he was located four years, he
was city attorney half of that time.
At Roanoke, III., where he remained
six years, he was mayor one year,
city attorney three years and town
ship collector one year.
'Q. Pay Car Here.
The C- B. Sc. Q. pay car is at the local
dfecot todajr and all the employes with
In imported velours, Scotch cheviots,
Include tho Coronation shades, browns, amethyst, new blue,
We call special attention to the modish norfolk suits in
also to the unusual 'values:
the exception of those in the division
office are wearing the smile that can
not be eradicated. The latter receive
their checks the first of the month.
LODGE OF RANGERS
IS BEING ORGANIZED
Meeting Held at Oddfellows Hall
Luttt Xight and Large Clabs Is
A meeting of Rock Island Lodge of
Rangers No. 206 which is now in
course of organization by Grand Or
ganizer M. D. Seymour, was held last
night at Oddfeljows' hall. The organ
izer made an address and a lr.rge class
of applicants for membership were
initiated into the secrets of the order.
The Ranger society is operating in 30
states and has a membership of 200,
000. Nine grand organizers and C4
deputies are at work and the society
is growing by leaps and bounds. The
grand lodge of the society is at Osh
kosh, Wi3. It pays death claims and a
pension after members pass the ae
of 5. Sick and accident benefit is
paid by the local lodges.
The funeral of Johu Frylingtr, who
died of chronic nephritis tit Jit. Clem
ens, Mich., was held from St. Mary'u
church this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Father Ccyer cfliciat:i!g. The pall
bearers weie Roy OelkeiH, J. II. I'ar
br, Thomas E. (Kei'.y. Jo'.n F.- Kelly,
D. H. Baker of Davenport ud Wti
11am Lan-ont cf this city, liurial too':
place at Calvary cemetery.
Granted an Increase.
Operators, wire chiefs and agent
employed cn the entire system of tfc:
Rock Inland road have b-en granted
increases in pay amounting to from
$5 to $7.50. It is expected that the
official notice will be forthcoming Sn
a day or two. The acUon of the rofcl
chiefs to give th-lr telegraphers ai
advance follows a conference between
union heas and the railroad cfflcUU
covering the space of a year.
Many Attend Fair.
About 75 Rock Islanders boarded the
special for the Jcaiin fair thi3 morning
via the "Q." "liie train lefw at 10: IS
and will leave for the return tri al
5 o'clock this afternoon.
two tone cloths, vel- i
Stunning new styles in
heavy soft imported cloths,
large hoods, belted coats,
the east is wild about them
and when you see them
you'll be too. Hnusual val
ues at $35 to $87
if im', main nir
Trio of West Enders Arrested
for the Theft of Fowls From
HELD TO THE GRAND JURt
Uoiids iixc.l at $-H) fur Each
btories of Two of Three In
plirates tle Other.
Preparations for a chicken dinner
at a shanty in the west end of Rock
Island were brought to an abrupt
ending yesterday morning in the ar
rest of J. Ellinwood and George Et
zel and Gustave Kopp, on complaint
c f Chief James Hrinn and Carl Rahn.
Yesterday afternoon they were given
hearings and all were bound over by
Magistrate C. J. Smith to the grand
Jury under 000 bonds. L'lllnwood
is charged with having received stol
en property and the other two with
having stolen the fowls from the
llahn chU kc-n coop.
W KICK I'f)IKI AT.
Tuesday evening, when the eight
wj black with tin) Biorm and the
elements were raging without, mem
bers of the JCi.hu faniiiy heard a
disturbance in V.iv Ut.-n ro-'r.t. Jlfihu
grabbed a siict'-'un and hat'-ncd out
Fide. Noticing yitut fi'';n' ien, he
fi.-fd, and tame within an are of
hitting on of the jcilr. Evidence
was terured against i-'.el aud Kopp
and the chickens were traced to the
la'rder of Ellinwood by the pol.ee.
Thereupon, Thief lirinn preferred
charges agalnct Klllnw-cod. It de
veloped at ttit hearing that all three
were seen picking the ciji'.jtens and
dretsinji tbenr preparatory to cook
ir:i?. KDinwood denied thnt fact, but
the other irnpil'-e.ted him in their
stories. It in said that Etl I the
one that ba-ely effip"l :-in; shot.
The chickens wtre turned over to
Rahn aft'-r- th'j trial.
Three Mo-'a 3jpects.
Waukfgan, 111.. Hept. 14. A detec
tive today raide'i thre cottages at
Round la! e and arrested three uniden
tified rneu, said to ls eunpecta in the
Wennerstrom murder mystery.