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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY", OCTOBER 7, 1911.
UTILITIES ftlEN IN
Tri-City Railway and Light Em
ployes Association Sits
Down to Banquet.
CAPTAIN HOVE OF YALE PROMISES TO
BE SENSA TION OF EAST THIS SEASON.
LANDING DAY TO
GETS $50,000 CHECK
TO QUIT BASEBALL
Local Knights of Columbus Will
Observe Anniversary of
SPEECHES FOLLOW DINNER
CONGRESSMAN TO TALK
jj I AAUTOMOBIL I f
I IV " :""l I Arthur
E. D. FISHER
Studebaker Pleasure and Commercial Electric Vehicles,
Men Prominent In Official Circles of
James M. Graham of Springfield,
Uompany of Three Cities
Noted Statesman, Is to Bo
"Educate the men and Increase
their efficiency, thereby benefiting
them and the company as well," was
the watchword at the first meeting
cf the Trl-City Railway and Light
Employes' association for the year.
About 75 men were present at the
banquet In their rooms at Feven-j
teenth street and First avenue last
night and the affair was one of the!
most successful, both from a social!
and educational standpoint that thei
association has ever held. Among
those present were J. G. Huntcon.i
general manager of the Tri-City
Railway company. Mayor E. C. Muel
ler cf Davenport, C. G. Anderson,
commissioner of public properties,!
Moline, IL C. Black well, general sup-I
erintendent of the People's Lizht
company, Davenport, K. C. Weeding
construction engineer with the J. G. j
White company, and other officials'
of the company. After the s.ipier'
cigars were passed around and presi
dent C E. Cornell, superintendent cf j
the Ga3 ccrnpr.'', Jloiine, v.ho pre-1
sided as toastmaster, called the irect-j
ing to order. !
OIUKCTS OK SOCIKTV. !
The SioniUi quartet, compesed of.
J. G. Woodbury, 11. M. Cloudas, W.
A. Warren and E. E. Kussell start
ed the ball i-cllins; and made a Lie .
hit. They v. ere forced to respond ,
to several encores and ring a num-j
ber of songs throughout the evening.,
Mr. Cornell stated briefly the objtet'
of tho association, which is social
and educational. One of the aims
is to produce rreater harmony be-:
tween the city and the public mil-1
ity corporat e ns. Another object it
to meet and bear i;:en speal: on th.'
various phases of the work with an
Idea of benefiting the men and help
ing them to attnin greater efficiency,
and earning power.
s uiiivi:it m:m)s hkc;i:i:ts. j
A letter was re::d from Mayor'
Schriver of Roek Inland, expressing
regret at his inability to be present.1
after which E. ('. Mueller, mayor of
Davenport, was introduced. He wel
comed the' men and expressed his ap
proval cf the work being done by tho
Association. Owing to a previous
engagement. Mayor Carlson cf Mo
line was unable to be there, but
.. .. .fm.!- -ra .
For a Case of
As a family
beer is a perfect
ing restful sleep
and aiding ap
H. J. LEMM,
ISO First Avenue.
Dc ivercd to any part
Commissioner C. G. Anderson spoke
:h behalf of his chief, expressing
briefly his favorable attitude towards
II!M.S ABOl'T IIAKMO.W.
11. C. HlackwcU of Davenport thenlj:-v and
told of what good the organization!
h;.d arcomplishvd in redu'-'ng the
number of cruaplaints received and
in elim;natir:g the internal strife and
biekerirr; -.vhicl: had been prevalent
in the p.-st with the company men.
He paid that he had been having
meetings witn his Davenport em
ployes in his office at which they
discussed matters relative to i:n
provinR the service.
K. C. YVeedin, construction engi
neer w ith the J. ;. '."hite comr:: :y,
v.ho wears the "stiiile thr'.t cannot
l.'C eradicated," pave the men some
f:r:od auv'ce end brci;,:!it down the
hoi.ve when he said "If a custom- r
j;cis tore, rcmeiiibc-r that a soft answer-
ti:rrs away wrath, and if it
dees not, set away from him as far
in us iaiif.wei.i, to no VS.
The new master me'banic, J.
Sontherland, was then called upon
and he brought out the fact that it
takes theory and practice combined
to malce a success. He said there
ere a lot of men who have the the
ory and can do the stuff on paper.
but v ho are afraid of selling their
hands, and when it comes down to
practical part they are larking. .Tak
Clnrk. the retiring line superintend
ent of Davenport, bade the boys fare
well and thanked them for tho good:
will shown towards him in the pat.
The representatives f th p'ess were
thm called i)p--n for remarks and
after a. iin-il number by the r;uart-.
the remainder of the evening was
given over to general sociability. j
Tit J1KKT MOXTIII.V.
The meeting cf the association are.
to be held the first Fridzr aftr the
5th of each month. The present of
ficers are presid-'nt. C K. Cornell.
Mcline; vice president, J." Ainsley,
D:ivon r.nrt swrsfirv .T I. c,n t ' i ti i
Rock Island; tinano'al secretary, Mr.
Fewarting. Moline: treasvjrer. W. F.
HansRC-n, Rock Island, and sergeant-j
at-arms, Louis Mceller, Davenport, j
New York, Oct. 7. Ton Caponi, the
I Italian lipht heavyweight, was convir.c-1
ed that he had no business with Sam'
j I-an;ford, the Boston tar baby, at th.-j
Twentieth Century A. C. last night.;
Langfcrd after playing with the Italian!
! for two rounds, cut loose in the third '
j with the kind of punches that have!
j beaten all comers. Caponi could have I
oeen stopped in the hrst round, but
I.iinpfurd with his usual soiiritu-Je for!
the croAd let him stay.
Boston. Mass.. Oct. 7. Batt'.ins Nel-j
son will Ret another oroortunUv to
i t-'iow wht-taer or not lie can "conio
'lack." The battler wiil likely appear!
j in the main bout of 12 rounds at the;
i Armory Athletic cl.ib a week from:
! TueFday. Pal Moore, the Philadelphia
, Lexer, probably will be his opponent, i
i Gary. Ind , Oi t. 7. Eddie Murphy of
Boston outroiuted George Memsic
'a prcver'oiai city
uicck c,er the 10-:
round route in the wind ip of thej
SFhatnrock A. C's boiit here tonight, j
The Eo.-ton lightweight made the Bo
hemian look like a novice by his clev
er foot work, and Memsics only
chance for the decision was the hop?
,lor a knockout.
j Tighe Gets Back.
! Jack Tlghe arrived home this morn
i ir.g from St. Louis where he made final
I agreement with the owners of the
i Ixviisvir.e. Ky.. American Association
'luo to manage the team next year.
. He was accompanied by C'.yde Mc-
Fal's to Beat Own Record.
Springfield, II!., Oct. T. Forty thous-
ar.d persons witnessed the Great West-!
cm circuit harness races at the 8tate
fair grounds yesterday afternoon and J
Howe, of the
Yale team give3
promise of being
one of the great
in the cast this
iall. He will do
most of the kick
ing for the Blue,
end in his pivot
position he has
already begun to
form as a ground
gainer and in
saw Tho Harvester trying to beat hi.-s
own record of 2:01,, negotiate the mile
in i : r. : 4 . Geers dii.ve iiudic A rcudun;
-to victory in one, two, three order iu
the free for all trot. The track was
a hard wind was blowing-
Standing and Results
i NATIONAL LKAljlK.
I W. L. Pet.
i New York 9S 50 .CC2
; Chicago SO CO .000
Pittsburgh 84 07 .530
! Philadelphia 79 71 .Tj21
' Ft. Louis 73 73 .".00
'Cincinnati OS El .17C
Krooklya CI f.S .4 IS
, l!cston 11 107 .277
A M ER1 CAN Li;.A 0 V K.
W. L. Pet.
Philadelphia 101 f,0 .CG0
Detroit F9 C2 .5S9
Cleveland 79 71 .527
i Chicago 75 ? .507
Pc'Sten 77 75 .507
i New York 70 70 .500
: Washington C3 90 .412
: St. Louis 43 106 .2S9
V,'. L. Pet.
Denver Ill 53 .679
Ft. .Teserh 91 71 .5C2
Pneblo 91 73 .550
Fio: City SI 79 .515
I.ii.-oiii c 2 0 .507
Omaha S2 So .507
Tippki CO 102 .3 0 S
Ik-s Moines 4S 111 .299
AM KRIC AX LKAGCE.
St. Louis, 11; Detroit, 5.
Philadelphia, 5: New York, 4
Boston, 3; Washington, 1.
NATIONAL I. i:OrK.
New York, 10-5; Philadelphia,
Krccklyn, 0-13; Boston, 1-3.
Sioux City, 12; Pueblo, 4.
Denve", 10; St. Joseph, 5.
Lincoln-Des Moines, wet grounds.
300 TO WRITE BASEBALL
Section t.t Grunlstml Reserved for
Reporters at World's Series.
New York, Oct. 7. Three hun
dred baseball writers and artists will'
be oalWl upon to appease throughout,
the country the whetted appetite of
thousands for the news of the world's ;
baseball series which commences;
here nest Saturday. A section of
the prandstand will be set aside for;
First American Letter Box.
A little more than a half centnry '
a? the letter Ixjx w;is unknown. Ttie;
inventor was Joseph William Bripss. j
nephew of a former governor of Mas-
pachuetts. who. as bead clerk in the
Cleveland iostofFjce. studied the needs
of patrons and after correspondence
with Postmaster General Dennisoa1
upon the subject ttoii a traiu for'
Washington, bearing a pasteboard
rcodel of the letter bos under his arm. i
The postmaster general saw the iner-;
Its or the plan and appointed Mr.:
Brigps as special agent to establish!
the letter bor and letter carrier sys- i
tem. The first letter bot was attached,
by clamps to a lamppost that stood in'
front of a Cleveland drug store, and1
not a year had passed before fifty-two :
different c.'tie had adopted the system.
Give Aid to Strikers.
Sometimes liver, kidney and bowels j
eeem to go on a strike and refuse to '
work right. Then you need those pleas-1
ant little strike-breakers Dr. King's j
New Life Pills to give them natural j
a.d and gently compel proper action.
Excellent health Eoon follws.
them. 25 cents, at all druggists.
Landing Day, the anniversary of the
day on which Christopher Columbus
first placed his foot on the new world,
will be fittingly observed by the local
Knights of Columbus at the Illinois
theatre Oct. 12. The day is gradually
being designated as a legal holiday In
many of the states in the union, and
it is expected that befora long all the
states will have so honored it.
Congressman James M. Graham of
Springfield will be the principal speak
er on the program. Congressman Gra
ham is well known, and needs no intro
duction to the public. The local
Knights have been endeavoring for two
years past to secure him for a talk,
and they feel jubilant over their suc
cess in getting him for Landing Day.
AM, A HE IXVITKn.
There is no intention on the part of
the Knights cf Columbus to confine the
observance to their own immediate
numbers. On the contrary the public
generally is invited to attend the cele
bration. The program in addition to
Congressman Graham's talk is well
worth hearing. It is as follows:
Music by K. of C. quartet; Miss
Solo Miss Mary O'Farrell, Miss An
na Canty accompanist.
Violin Solo Kinney Leins.
Vocal Solo Arthur Burt.
Vocal Solo Mrs.J. B. Lachner, Miss
Marie Friek accompanist.
Address Congressman J. M. Gra
j Vocal Solo Mrs. Mae Richards-Casey.
I Recitation E. J. Staekhotise.
Vocal Solo Miss A. Smi;h.
i Music by K. of C. quartet.
! J. E. Reidy, grand knight, presiding,
J. F. Murphy, chairman.
Vedder Sitton's Feat That Landed a
i In- the greatest finish that ever
: marked a miaor league race New Or
leans and Nashville. Southern league
.contenders, had come to the wire neck
and neck. Ou Sept. li. 10S. they met
iu ihe final and decisive game of the
year upon exactly even terms. The
entire lighting of the past live months
bad centered in that lone contest, five
mouths packed Into two hours of play,
with the result to tell the story of the
year's success or failure. Manager
Frank of New Orleans, unwilling to
run any needless risk, selected the
veteran Theodore Breltenstein of St.
Louis and Cincinnati lame to battle
for his people in Ihe bos. Manager
P.ernlmrd of Nashville, passing by his
veterans, selected young Vedder Sitton.
mi ex-oo!!egi:in. to face the $10,000
wonder of another day.
For six innings so perfect was the
defensive play of both nines that
neither team was able to score. In
the seventh inning Nashville scored
one run. and in the play involved
young Sitton slid headforemost into
tin1 plate and fell over unconscious
from the blow received just above the
eyes. With the situation as tightly
drawn as it was. disaster looked to
be Imminent. Bernbard Immediately
rushed his en! ire remaining staff back
of the clubhouse to be ready for the
call, while two physicians worked
above the unconscious Sitton. He
came to life again Just as the Nash
ville team was taking the field for the
eighth inniug with another in his
Staggering to his feet. Sitton insist
ed upon finishing the contest, and
Bernhard. against bis better judgment,
gave way. T1k- uravy batting end of
the New Orleans team was up in or
der. With bandaged bead, bis face
still white and drawn from the shock,
in no condition to stand, still less to
lead a desperate charge. Sitton electri
fied the crowd by striking out two of
the first three men that faced hltu.
In tbe ninth be added two more vic
tims to the M-t in bringing borne the
victory by the score of 1 to 0, winning
the pennant by the margin of one
point And then he collapsed. It was
over two weeks before he recovered
sufficiently to be up and about, and
yet New Orleans batsmen relate that
In those last two Innings he had shown
more "stuff" by a wide margin than
nt any other stage of the battle.
MUTUAL LOAN COMPANY
Peoples National Bank Baildlns.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Evenings. Phone West 122.
' QUICK "
1 TSiS ;V4 R
"Hippo" Spencer, reckoned one o!
the best catchers In the major
leagues not long ago, has decided
quit the game. His decision was
influenced by the promise of f-ls
father, wealthy Scracion, Pa., eapi
talist, to give him a $50,000 check
if he would retire from baseball.
"Hippo" was recently aol by the
Philadelphia Nrtionale to Louisville.
At High School
The board of editors of the Watch
Tower met yeste-day afternoon and
organized. The p iper is to be published
quarterly as it was last year. The con
stitution was read and the following
Editor-in-chief Cora Nelson.
Assistant editor Pauline Levi.
Secretary Faye Atkinson.
Business Manager Hubert Ward.
Assistant business manager Fred
The high school teams, first and sec
ond, held light practice last ni-'ht run
ning over the signals and practicing
getting down on the kick-off. Both
teams showed up in good form.
There were 14 men in the siuad
which went to Iowa City today. Be
sides the regular team were three
subs: Whisler, Larkiu and Hinckly.
The team left at 9:50.
Manager Hill is after games for the
second team. He wants a game with
Moline second team for next Saturday.
Ho will also try to get some games
with Monmouth and Galesburg second
Their Velocity the Highest Known
Speed of Matter In Motion.
The earth travels in its orbit round
the sun nineteen miles a seooud. The
Fun itself, like all the other stars, h:is
its own proper motion through space.
Some authorities have calculated Its
speed at twelve miles a second. A
few stars move more slowly than this,
others much more rapidly. Arcturus
maintains a speed of not less than 100
miles a second, and the star called
"Groombridge 1830" travels loO miles
in the same brief time.
- But the speeds of the heavenly bod
ies are slow compared with the mo
tions of the tiniest known particles of
matter. The sun would seem to stand
still could we compare its velocity with
that of the radium "rays." These ra
diations are produced by successive ex
plosions of tiny groups of the tiny
atoms of radium. The "alpha rays."
being themselves Infinitesimal frag
ments of matter, are thrown out with
a velocity of perhaps 12,000 miles a
second. The "beta rays" travel still
In tbe emanations of this wonderful
radium we find the highest known
speed of matter in motion. At 12,OfjO
miles a second It would take little
more than two seconds for a particle
of mntter to travel all the way round
l a anrf li f.olr nt rnnr u-ntli nnfl 1 C
t tJ 1 .4.lU. . V t. (A. J . . . . -. . . l . . . . ..
note the duration of two seconds; then
imagine that in a ch.-iriot drawn by
"alpha rays" you have lieen round tho
world. There Is hnrd'y time in two
seconds for you to think the Journey.
The blgbest measured ppeed. how
the Fpeed of that etheric vibration
which we call I'.Rht. And liht trav
els at the rate of lC.O0 rciies a sec
ond. Youth's Companion.
It was the mud rtinin? of an earlier
mode of travel than tbe mororbus that ;
gave the London Times Its nickname ja
of "The Thunderer. Two ladies at j
Eew had been splashed by an unman (3
neriy horseman passing them too close
ly, and the Times came ont with n
strong leader alleging the ofTender to i j
have been tbe Imke of Cumberland i j
In due coarse it was fotmd that the)
horseman was not the duke, and in a j
farther article by way of apology the I
Times nsed the word "We thundered, a
out." an expression that so tickled th
E. D. FISHER, 306 Best
L P. STRAYER
1516 Fourth Avenue
We have an exceptionally fine proposition TJ
For business or pleasure
This is a bargain
Call or phone West 1454.
E. D. FISHER I
306 Best building
public that the name of "Thunderer"
was bestowed on the paper forthwith
It Is in time of sudden mishap or
accident that Chamberlain's Liniment
can be relied upon to take the place of
the family doctor, who cannot always
be found at the moment. Then it is
that Chamberlain's Liniment is never
found wanting. In cases of sprains,
tuts, wounds and bruises Chamber
lain's Liniment takes out the sortness
and drives away the pain. Sold by all
news all the time The
ORXtlNE FOR DRINK HABIT
Any wife or mother who wants to
avi her hustiand or son from "lrink"
wiil In- n!;nl to know that sho ran pur-
r m jy that' we have soi.i f.ir vnrs.
no nonont i or.taino.i r.it.-r a
i n.il. trie miirify wiii iu I i umj
Orrine is prenarf-d in two tonus. No.
1, M-cri-t trfatmi-nt. a poivdi-r, also it--
lv tasteless anrl o1rl'-SK. K'vt-n s'er-tlvi
in food or drink. Orrine No. 2, In pill j
form, is for thosn who d-slre to take
-oluntary treatment. Orrine rosts only
it a box. Come In and (tct a free
booklet about Orrine. llarpc-r House
Should have your
thoroughly examined by
you ret the services of an expert In ti; ; examination of e7C-s for
glasses and the fitting and adjusting of tho glaHseu.
Oflice hour: H to 12 a. m-, 1 to 5 p. m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday
At IH05J2 Heeond avenue, over Holly Bros., lioik Itdniid.
BIJOU Cigar Store
1626 Second Avenue.
Under the new management
What brand do you smoke? If you want to pet tho full flavor of
your favf.rlte cfgur you must get it from a dealer who ke-;ja Li
clears ia the tati.e condition as the makr Intended. Lotj of ciirara
lose that peculiar aroma when expeged ours are al.vaya kept iu
air-tight thowcaaes and regulr.ted by moiature to the tight decree.
Try ottr "Cinco"
Phcne West 55
building, Rock Island, III. 8
West 39 4
with high rrraclc,
clean coal at the
thrice for winter's
I'h lice Ic our l.iiel
FRAZER COAL CO.?
?MOmee. 1922 Tblrd Ave.,
lit rioo. U'ciMM. totkUUnd,!"-
odor is rarant and dc-