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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. SATCKDAY, OCTOBER 21.
MAY END FLIGHT
AT THIS POINT
Owing to Misunderstanding,
Aviator Hugh Bobinson Is
Undecided as to Plans.
May Get Away Tomorrow and May
Abandon Entire Trip at
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 21.
Hugh Robinson, who is flying
from Minneapolis to New Or-
leans sent a telegram from!
Rock Island to the Aero club, j
St. Louis, today threatening to!
end his flight at Rock Island un-;
less St. Louis puts up the guar-!
. antee of $2,000. A. E. Lam-'
bert, president of the Aero'
7 club, St. Louis, replied to Rob-1
' inson's demand by withdrawing!
the guarantee which was less I
than $2,000, that had been col-1
lected for Robinson's arrival
When asked about the above
dispatch this afternoon. Robin-!
son said he might terminate Lis
fight here and he might not.
He said he was anxious to go on
through, but could not do so
without funds, but that he
would make a Sight in front of
Rock Island tomorrow after
noon on hi3 cwn responsibility
While ther will be no h Crv-ar-rr-pian
exhibitions on the Mississippi ir:
front of Rock Island by Hagh Robin.'on.
'nrriss aviator, during bis present
visit here for a ccnsi(J-r;.tir,ri so fur us
tiie commiffe is conr-e.-p.'-J. it n un
derstood Mr. Robinson v. ;i! m,Uf a
number of nights on his own
account shortly after 2 uVlorl: to
morrow. The committee's pn rt
was determined today when Ku.,
Inson rejected the proposition maie
by I'resiii.-nl H. E. CasTeel of tlie Ri.i i;
Islan'l c;ub and chairman of the local
commit tee. to Robinson to remai pout
l'l:ti! Mo-idiv ni.ri cive r-x hi !i j' i !)
ct arli.' r than li ii: n'orniua ::n i
iiot later than i ir, the af'ernoon. :;
ditional upon which pci fortnrir.ee
Roidnsci. .Mr. ( asu ol greed to : ;y
iV' the $:.! raiseil ,y the 1m:si'i ss
men of Kock Island for the Mich's
Iierr-. The acceptance of ihe i-rilis
th'is laid down would have been the
fulfillment of the ecr.ditions of the
original agreement of the Cnrtiss r )
resei.tatives. wi ich were that Rock Is
land should hae 4S hours' ofliei.il no-
tice of th arrival of Robinson in or-
der to properly a'heriise his cxhi!
tions and tha' he would make t.is'ti.'
flights between ii) in 'r.o morning aiul
i in the afternoon.
I'OOIC M N U.1:MK I tl'I'UiKM .
The trouble ;h the who!" affair is
that Kubinsori seems u (e roorly
managed. The aviator admifeii ,-s
much this morning. It; fail, h" i:.ti
inated that tl.e entire t-nterprise w,!s
in peril on the sam account. He had
no faulr to Jir.d vith th- stand of the
local conini'.ttec. When Ro'.iii.-oii's
representativ- was here kite in Sep
tember he was told that wijhin a !...
would b- advised It
Itoi k Is!ai'l would guaraii't e . i,e t
Iteressary fe-r the flights here. OiiO. t.
.". Mr. Casteel. as chairman of the com
mittee, wired ti.a the money was
I eady and :t w.is but neeess.ny Id ximi
the contract. Net a word was r ceiv
ed iu ipply. a?id iiothing was received
from liohiuson iiiret! ty tne (dtninit-
t-e. alt 'u.ugh tl'e A.-S'jc:al. i 1'rej.s in
'old f his d' part lie frcii' .Minneapolis
atal tne j . i i i is- of his jnnir.. down
t hf riv r. uniil ye.-;. rda niv v.. w it. i;
'I'e i cju c-el'tat i e with whotji -he
; ic.nal plans v re disci--' d a:t;.d
:r, advance of 'utisoi.
i oMiiiri i i: - i tiK.
K i ii 'I.e.. :i:e t uii.mit :-e was aiix-!:.-
t, ' re.u tl st tne I'tin- '1,11 W(.i.'
! fie i h.- tlishts. m.isniui h a ! -tt'.
"n hid s!'pn. d her. So . ; 1 1 . r a
. .I'", ' r of e
: . n. . nf-.g A
ep .-i i n .ti w i.
' .t,,ij: - ;
; ena .:i o' e- n
Ul'.'r ti.- ..r.
i-r o' di iors ..
. ertiens ef h .
Te oiid w lit.
till r--;i ees . .mi 1 u'i . n
I - i at. I ma-i. 1 i.
t; w a !.! iiv d . '".i
t.- cnu'al net a -i . '
i:-! 'iiin.lav. a!' houtth
" -; . O .lo S ' M . if P
1 iho st;.t nf
. worn .nit tiotti t'-.
trip a' d fro evp.v- ire
is i ! the hiit!'--' .ii -
' ' xi" -
away lomonow for Mescaline.. mo:. .
: H'lriit'cton and KeokuV. tl-e
r.iir. pnj. t 1 ahiTid.iti. it in I'ne
niiT.nt tn.- He h'-'i until o'e'e.-k th : f
T.".Hi to Tec..pider his deer;" .ita
101 ,ii 01: rff.'Jin'HC ov -r iin:! Mor.
a' :e:t a; ins' 1 mo he liad m.- l. -
:-pi Th- K'.-k Island fund wij:
t'r.tiif.'re i.e r. "arr.ed I" t !-..'. who
r iibscri ied it.
I'i t!ie meavime Pa-inpott h:.s
ee:' busy witli Ho'inscn. are:
utter'.: ts were made to get Th-.-iafortr.ation
to the outside world
tl-.it he had made h'" fop there
i t t. a. I of at Rook Island.
! CHI Hri: KtSKWHERK.
R'.'.unf. a is a trislst and erterta-n-!.-
1-!!jw. ger.i i-min:y in his ir.a:int r.
'. !, expressed oi.Iy n eret Tt i
tr'f uralcrrtaud-.g had arisen in Rock
l-ia -d s r at: 'at is f-; :a".'. f-It hy
t: e itmriti . . Kr m down tlie iivi-r
cor.e rt-rcr's that other c.ti-s are
bclding back on the guarantees, and
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fiirti. Hydro-Aeroplane Aviator' and R. H. Burcorn. also mechanics.
Vow in li(x k 1-Ia.nd With Hi j Robinson's hydro-aeroplane was in
Marl.ine. ' spected by thousands at the Rock Is-
j land levee after his arrival yesterday
n .,d r:o. sur;:r)?.nq n tne en-
ii:re project of fai't:g over the river
mo NV.v Oilcans teii through. Robiu
. or; s:,id todsy he would not ii he could
I ( i.Sh
r. as he w ab cluing it for tne sake
achie ..n.ui and for the pur
i f .!en:ei-s' rsli:: the Cartiss
r;.!;.::'-, ar.'i net fr a money con
i i'lera'ioti, and as long as he w as able
to ;.ay txp'i.?es ha wolj keep going.
1-ut he fraid ti;e expenses
.-i'J'. i a!. !e.
::oHiioN ii E.TEiirviKD.
Alter !;is a'ltonicL'ile drive wi'h the
I'.ock i.-iai.d clun commitue, which iu-
iUti 1 iio-k island arst-nal, Moline
an': ! V.vci; c r: . i.obinscn. together
v. :'h hi-- r::!er. It. H. Yo.inc. and
i .-.:.:.;. e. it. .V. McGarvey. was
u; ' iiina:,e(. cf tiie club in
! ' the pnva.e diniiig rooms i f the
New Haiper. lte.rins the cour.-e of the
i '.:m Hi.''ii.t'0!i talked freely and
plea.-.ir.tly o! his xperieLiCes as an
uenai r;avit,'atcr. and answered many
"PiLSiior.;: u-laiie 10 aeioplaue Hying
as wen ?s the use of the hydro-aero- i
plane He snuKe !(- ;-u::giy ol tneueatn
of Eng-ti" Ely. who was his Hying
i ir.j.n'-.io, during ;. western eiigage-
ihe j it suninn-r. He was at a
!. s-'tid lo r.Mewiin for Ely's
t-'ard'd as one of
I'yeis it. the b .siu.-ss.
i'i:m i; r - di - i t.it ii.i
"Ti. . chain es of i.i cid .nt," said Ho!-
i. vea ;
s'rat::''' as it may stem, are
,n .-'.-i 'planiny than in any other
;tie:i of !i!e Wii.-ii you consider
.lUr-at'ds of f'.iiits that are made.
'!. t i!i,iarati eiy small number
.ii.' is. iT is amazing. When an
; on at.
if : ;
i 1-ilii d. veil h.-ar of i'. but
i i: i-.j apt to ti ai of ihe hun
t th-r deat!. that occur doily
!;.": iuih:ips aloi.i: the road
1'iiey are su common, in fact,
ti:.-: icn is u.a.Je of them in
tn-- g nerai
i". the aii'
! h' i m c:i l .
1 I V. 1 - ( 1 .
e. They know of them
(itt'inunp ii s in .vhich
the w,,ild at laite is
i i.ave !;- ii in t i.e air ail
li.n r.:-: Iw. ti ii. the balloon
'h t'T'- a 'i .'planing was dis-
er.'ii. and have tiaveled a good
:. v thi.'isard ! b-s above grout'.d.
ili'if.' et ti.ui ii if 1 had tia'-.-
nniuy in ii t !;. the ordinaiy
of life if ! would r' have me
l. e d, ast- t
i t n i i. i m i. ii n.iir.
:reu''i.- w;th aviation is not
'he i...e l ire. Almost any one
:'.y m. a- roplane hut it is when
i I i.i'c: i.. 'one s e.'-.el. or reck
ll.at sen.. : ; iii is ii!. lo l'.ap-
I'ait a m il 'n!' w oik hard every
ii"' is III ti,.' ail It. lllUS' k- J)
..I'd i..'i h feet w O! Kiita.
ai'. l.e ;mi-i keen ins
too. If i.e exercises ali
and Keeps awake, the
so pre;. ;,s ;n at other
It is t!; t.o iee who are
:. t .i is i 1
lpa I i-n .
Vi'.l.d Hiai tiie e.p. rieiiced t'.yers who
P. i "me in i
f.a's tl.a' a
eonli.b nt , rd undertake
rt.r'.jddei: hy the laws cf
i orda i
.2 a '.
laws of nature.
.ai- ihit.j; happens, it ' app. ns .
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U .- , ' , !
i"i' f-r :n.--ai-.ce. 'tie case or i-.iy.
11. was iio-ii 5 lite r.fr.t'iy ore rf th :
:vr -t . a . tiM of flyers, and ho micht
. ... goi.e .-a n.akii.c flight? tor year ;
iitu i.Rnnv ni:( KLF..
n.r. 1 am ;..id. Kl had grow n more !
er.tiirt s.-n.e cf late,
iss wrote me that
. w ere tha
ir.y had th' re made the I
s:h-s of his carter, and j
ster..s he did this at Macon
told me at Seattle last summer that he I
w as about reaiy to e, :it fying; that
the strain was :e:tir.ir os his nerves.
.'.r:d that at :he esplra'ien of his con
tiact he pro; os-d to give up aeroplan
I aJvistd Mm. if he felt that way
r-.b. uT it. the thing to do. most assured-
!v. was to give
:t up. Aad yet. wfcen ;
contract expired a month aao he !
f'.gned for four n.cr.ths more, and, as I
is the case wi'h so many of them, he i
made one flight too many, or rather ,
made one reckless flight too many.
"For mT nart. I have seen about
j enough of it, and when I get through
with this river flight, I am through, i
This fall will tee the last of my fly
ing. I will remain with the Cnrtiss
people, but I will turn my attention to
6omerhing besides firing. I expect to
be identified with the army school of
aviation and hydro-plane operation at
San Diego, CaL"
SOT AFRAID OF 13."
Robinson spoke about the attention
attracted by the number "13," which
appears in big figures on his machine.
"There is a good deal of superstition
about that number," said Robinson,
"and people marvel at my defying fate
by carrying It. And yet it has been
my lucky number all my life. I was
born on the 13th. and was 13 years old
when I first went up in the air in a
balloon; the first aeroplane flight I
ever made lasted 13 minutes, and my
Fhare of the money was $1,313.13. And
when I entered in the Chicago meet
last August they gave me 13, and I
have carried it since. I am not afraid
of it. either."
At the conclusion of the repast, Vice
President C. R. Nourse, on behalf of
the club, thanked Mr. Robinson for
his talk and the committee of the club
on arrangements for Robinson's visit
to Rock Island went into session with
him and bis associates, but no de
cision baring been reached as to the
exhibitions here. It was decided to
i have another meeting of the commit
j tee this morning.
HAS fOKPJ WITH HIM.
Robinson is accompanied by an ex-
tensive corps of Curfiss represent a-
-i-i j . .
! tives. who either precede hi mor follow
! him to the various cities at which he
stops. They include R- H. Young, man
jager: H. A. McGarvey, representative;
! W. J. Shackleford. head mechanic; J-
P. Murphy. Joe Stalker. C. E. Clark
and t riri i v Chief nf Trvlir .lampn
Brinn has detailed a couple of police
men to guard it during Robinson's stay
in the city.
sirrs NEW RECOKOS.
When Aviator Robinson stepped out
of his machine at the Rock
Island landing yesterday afternoon he
was cognizant of having established
two new records to add to the aerial
accomplishments of the year. In the
first place, he had made a mark for
rapid long distance traveling, having
ccme from Minneapolis a distance of
37.'! miles in less than six hours of!
actual flying. That gave him an aver-j
age of nearly 60 miles an hour, and at i
limes he attained a speed of 69 miles ;
His second record lay in the fact !
that he had taken Uncle Sam's mail to j
a height of 7,0u0 feet. As he is a li
censed mail carrier, he carried with
him a pouch of letters among which, J
incidentally, was the letter received ,
bv The Argus yesterday from W. C
L'astiand, city editor of the Clinton
liOTIIKHEU BV WIM). e matc.iie. n reseniuies a oig tueu
Soon after leaving Clinton the avia- j a close fitting top and bottom the
.tor ran into a strata of air which wasiwhoIe. length. When it strikes the
moving rapidly across the path of the water, the machine rides on this air
birdman. It bothered him considera- i xi&ht metal. Tubes at the tips of the
hly. and to escape it he went higher ! wings of the aeroplane keep the de
and higher until he attained a height j vise fronl tiPP'ng.
of T.'iijo feet. There he was compara- j Tne complete outfit with the aviator
tively free from the adverse wind, but j and his mail Pouch aboard weighs
thr- cold was intense. i Just about l.Hnu pounds. The main
nearly HOPPED IN moi ink. j pontoon weighs 14o and the engine
When first sighted here he was about something over 5n0. Robinson himself
five miles distant and was some 2.000 I weighs 121 iounds exclusive ot h.s
feet in the air and flying at a speed of U,SS- ",s w .Tt""! X u " " '
To m:k.s an hour. At .hat time he was , 's a Padded footbf 11 headgear, the pad-
a mere speck in the distance and only
people with good vision could see his j
machine. As he came close he was
pointed up until everyone coulJ see I
As Robinson neared Moline he saw ,
th0 bridge from that city to Rock Is-1
land arsenal, and for a minute he was j
puzzled as to whether or not that was
the place at which he was to alight.
! had received instructions as to the
gecgraphy of this vicinity, but was not
told of the Moline bridge. He conclud
ed to go cn past before deciding, and j Eastland: The Argus thanks the Clin
when he had flown a little further he j 'on Herald for its cordial message
t-Mw ihe big Rock Island bridges audita ,n" firFl hydroaeroplane mail
then knew w here he was. I route Clinton to Rock Island. Hu-h
MKK BKt Tit'il. TOr. Robinson aviator and hopes funic da."
Two or Lia representatives stationed!10 ot JO" hy wl"''R
themselves at the foot of Seventeenth I "Robinson arrived without incident at
street and waved big white flags as alS:'v:- ar,d may r",a"J OVPr Saturday,
s gnal to the birdman. He caught ! paternally, Ralph I. MacManus, Cny
sight of tbem when still over Rock Kdl,or "
Inland arsenal ar.d began describing a st.kt rni of i.ettkhs.
semi circle off towards Davenport. iv- i When Aviator Robinson leaves bf re
ing many ieople the impression that be will carry with him a b-'ter to th2
he was to alight over there. , it y editor of the Muscat int.- Journal.
H" caused a near panic on the ferry-; From Muscatine another letter will
host by sailing directly over it at an ! doubt be tak n to Burlington, and
altitude which caused Captain Hender- j is believed that a chain of letters
son to think there was going to be a from city to city will mark his course
collision. Signals to stop. back, go ' thP gnlf-
ahead ar.d stop again were sent to the j roik.krs i m haniiko.
engineer of the boat in rapid succes-; Austin. Tex . Oct. 21. Aviator
sion. but they were needless, for Rob- i
inson had perfect control f his ma-:
When near the Davenport
shore and a block or two below the
( w,. l.nill.. msA r. A V
11 . . taw ti u i i.r-.j anu 1 1 ra' j r-.j
t..r kock Ifriaoa. a co tne hig crowd j
that was assembled saw a most beau-j
tifu! and Impressive alighting. The i
machine dropped lightly to the water i
while rushing at a speed of a mile a
minut. and thr was scarcely a splash j
sciueu on tne unae oi toe nv-
In faot. Mr. Cur-' r. It resembled a huge seagull. Grad
his reporta from j :ally the frightful speed diminished as
iJ neared the shore, and when it final-
r came to a stop tee machine was :
within reach of Robinson's aids on th
- i ..I . . . t
The aviator aliehted nn m... . c .. , -
and his machine
was at once
hauled out of the water.
CROWD IS ESTHT'IAJTIC.
The crowd of over 5.000 people, who
had stood for hours waiting for the
arrival of the famous aviator, cheered
him to the echo when the breathless
suspense which accompanied his alight-
Ine had passed ar.d he was safe and'
sonrd. Then they crowded as close as ,
they could get to Roblnscn and hisi
Day 'a Events in Field of
Aviator Robinson, with his hydro
aeroplane, remains In Koch. Island, and
may terminate nla flight here, cm ad-
vk-e that St. Lou la ku withdrawn It
7 - . . , ,
utMwrtptloa. es-otiatlona with local
committee broken off. Mar a've exhi
bition tomorrow on hla on account.
Aviator Hod germ. In hla coast-to-coaat
Blabt, atranded by Texas -norther
near Austin. Tens.
Aviator Fowler makes fresh start at
Body of Aviator Ely arrives In Dav
enport es route to Williamsburg. Iowa,
machine, and many tried to break
through the cordon of police in hope3
of shaking hands with the aerial nav
igator. Some succeeded.
A taxicab awaited Robinson's com
ing, and he was escorted to the Rock
Island club by President H. E. Cas
teel and Vice President C. R. Nourse.
In the meantime it was with difiicul
ty that the crowd was restrained from
Injuring the hydro-aeroplane. Every
one wanted to examine it and put
his name on it and the police guards
were kept busy. Boat load after boat
load of Davenporters came over on the
ferry to see the machine. The first
trip after the alighting was so heavy
that the boat was sunk nearly to its
ROBINSON LN'TERA IGW F.D.
The aviator talkod freely to
a representative of The Argus concern
' Iro Viic eitrhi- HnwTi Ihf rivpr TJa ro
ing his flight down the river. He re
marked about the high stage of wat
er and said that in places tn river
is spread out over the country for
miles. On some occasions be has boon
five miles away from the channel and
"The most beautiful panorama I ever
saw" he said "opened up to my gazf
as I passed over the big buildings
several miles up the river (Watertown
hospital!. Below me iay a beautiful
valley with silvery cords of water on
three sides. To all appearances there
was but one big city extending from
the Mississippi to Rock river and from
above the community makes a fine
"I have never seen a more fertile
looking country cr a more prosperous
annearlns' farminer cominnnitv than I
lies between this city ar.d Fulton. I
"I had a most unique experience short-1
ly before alighting in Rock Island and j
I am at loss to explain it. While
fully 2,000 feet in the air, I ran into j
a huge veil of something which re- '
sembled a spider web, but if there are !
aerial spiders at that heighth, I have '
yet to hear of them."
DKSI HIPTION OK MiOIINK..
The hydro-aeroplane in which Robin
son is making his sensational flight,
is similar iu every way to the Curtiss
devices which hae appeared here
before, except for the pontoons at
tne base. These are quite interesting
The main pontoon is in the center of
ctng serving 10 Keep nis neau warm
while he is up in the cold atmosphere.
fiKKKTINt.S IIETI HNKIJ.
In replv to the letter brought to The th'- approval of some of the property
Argus bv Robinson yesterday via aero- owners who are satisfied to let things
route, in which W. C. Eastland, city ' aloile 38 tlif ' are- ljn the rt""" of
editor of the Clinton Herald sent greet-: the rna.vor. however, the projects will
ings to the Rock Island Argus, the fol- j rrobably g-t another impetus and
lowing was sent back at once via the.;,llfn k viu be Earned Just how strong
usual route: i ,he epposttien is.
"Rock Island 111.. Oct. 2". 1S11.
W. C. Eastland. City Editor Clinton
Herald. Clinton. Iowa My Dear Mr.
Rodgers is stranded 15 miles south
of Austin, Texas, in the midst of a
west Texas "norther," with the.
probability that he would not l.e
.11. . , .1.. i.
ai'ie iu uui tuur nir. iijut. l.J'lrty.
fouler M.thO FREH staht.
Pasadena. Cal.. Oct. 21- Aviator
Robert O. Fowler mad another start
on bis proposed transcontinental flight
today. He rose at 10:20 o'clock and
laid a course for Banning:, cn the dz
f the desert.
Moline Woman Dies.
John Murphy, the Moline wo-
man who was fatally burned Thursdav '
moraine when easoline with which she:
"'UI'"tu " '
ploded, died at the City hospital ia
Monne last evening. Her nusoana
who was burned at the same time died
yesterdav afternoon. The funeral of:Rock Is;"d is ia tte , i,y on bu-inftS :
the woman will be held Monday after-iand vi8-ticS friends. j
noon with services at the home. j S&m Ryerson ret:rnd last everting!
i i from Springfield, whre he has been at-:
Cotton Up $1 A Bale. tending the K. of P. convention. j
New Orleans. Oct. 21 Bad weath-
er today put cotton futures $1 a bale
higher than at yesterday' close.
REMAINS OF ELY
ON WAYTO GRAVE
. , ,
Dead Aviator Accompanied by
Widow Pass Through Here'
BURIAL AT WILLIAMSBURG
Alongside Bodies of Brother anil
SiMcr Place of Home of
The body of Eugene Ely
enport aviator who met a
, the Dav
timely death while aviating at Ma
con, Ga., passed through here at
1:45 this afternoon on its way to
Williamsburg. Iowa. The aviator's
mother resides at that place and
there the funeral will be held to-1
morrow afternoon and the body will!
be placed at rest beside those of a;
brother and sister who preceded him
to the grave. Mrs. Eugene Ely wasj Mrs. C. E. Iaflin. 32! Seventeenth
with the remains, having met them j street has returned borne after spend
at Chicago. j 'nS 'I1 V'a two weeks visiting
Two weeks ago Ely came west onjyi'h friends and relatives in Peoria,
the same train which bore bis re- j Miss Fannie Jenkinson has departed
mains today. At that time he w;is:f,,r her home in Topeka. Kas . after
billed to give exhibitions at Subur- j spending the past month visiting with
A touching telegram was one sent Twenty-fourth street, have returned
by H. C Hall of San Francisco, j home after spending the past week
father of Mrs. Ely, to bis daughter, visiting with friends and relatives tn
It read as follows: J Chicago.
"The whole Pacific coast mourns, Miss S;)di McGinlev. who is suffer
with you tonight. The press glow;inc wjth tvpnilill feVer. was today re
with touching tributes to your hero, j nKlv,.d to St Anthonv's hospital. A
Our house is thronged with sympa-1 voungor sistf,r ls sori0nslv ill at home
thizing neighbors. Harry, George, j wit Hrihl-S dipt ase
.wary , .werey anu hum ner juui ine in j
praying you to bear up bravely in1
honor of your brave dead. Your af-i
H. C. HALL
Inmiivirs? Comino- Into Office of
rnU a t;u, rm
The Argus Daily Concern
As Project Was I'nder His Guidance.
ot?Mtii- Has I tee ii Ifcme While
He Is Away.
i Every day inquiries are coming in
i to The Argus as to what is being done
! on the paving projects which received
such wide attention recently and which
tc'emt'u tjaieu to oe carrieu out. i nus
far. however, nothing tangible has ap-
i peared and apparently the various
schemes are being held up pending
the .-(fun r.f M ivnr H M SVirW-er
from his eastern trip He was spon-
,y- t.,.- .i. ..I'. ..'..a,, r-.r.,,.,.-,,
.V. t llKlltllll J I . U..ICMI till.'
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cd improvements and in his ahsei.ee
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tlicv have betn allowed to drop.
IM III.IC OI'INIKN SlIIIIM..
From tiie tone of the inipiiries it is
evident that public opinion is strong
for the paving, not only of the busi
ness district, but of Fourth aeini'
and the various streets in the resi
dence district as well. The latter
projects, while strongly favored- by
the public, do not meet entirely with
TOURISTS COME HERE
01111g Men in Ilmplove of Antonio
bile l'al Lu Cniiiiiy en
lat Half of Journey.
W. H . Rum hie and O. . Henry.
representing the Tran-Contiii-ntaI '
Map company of Los Anitrdes. ";il.,'
wnu are inaKing an auf omthiP- tour
from San Francisco to New York and
ba k attain, arrived in Hock Island
last everutig about 7 o'clock. Th'-y
remained here over rit:1:f leaving
early this mornriig, Des Moines b-int;
their next stop. They left De. Kali..
111., yesterday morning and arrive!
her- last night making ocer l.r,o
miles rinring the day. The young
men. both of whom are about 2
years of age, left Pan Frati'isio on
their trans-continental four June 2:f.
makinc th trin across thr. I'nito.l
qtate and arrivtn -. t w vvrt, ,,..
!V.r.f fin rTi rot ..km
ill' a Toss 1
! Oct. 12.
they Iff New
Oeors McKiniev r.f Cleveland nh o
spent the day In Rock Island vesttrdav.
T s Whjte hag returnpd home after
a two weeks busicess triu in New
r'. , - .
r rri i .'i.ir-is or u nrv ii u c r r
in, a week in the ritv x-Mtir with
A. I- Criswe'.I, a former resident of
Prof. I, P. Denoyer. fortaerlv teach-
er in the Rock Island high school and;
now teacher of geograi-hy ia the State
Normal school at La Crosse. Wis.. Is
in the city for a few days on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hack of Wake
ly. Mich., are visiting at the home of
L. B. Strayer in South Rock Island.
Phillip Olson. 4425 Seventh avenue
has departed for Minneapolis. Minn., j
where he will make an etended visit.
Miss Selnia 1-arson of Galesburg. 111.,
is the guest of Miss Selma Anderson
1314 Forty-fourth treet for several
f Fred X. Roddy. ;91S Fifth avenue
-'returned home last nicht after spend-
ins several days in Chicago visiting
Miss Maude Robertson. ?05 Fif
teenth street. Is spending several days
in Calva and Kewanee. visiting with
Mrs. Early Betts. 912 First avenue
has returned home after several
! weeks' visit with relatives in Rock
I Falls. III.
j Mrs. William Kennedy. 717 Twenty-
ninth street, ha.s returned home after
i visiting for the past two weeks with
i relatives in Peoria.
Mr. and Mrs. o. C. Wentworth left
this morning for their home in Peoria.
Ill . after spending a fortnight in the
city as a guest of relatives.
i friends atid relatives in the Tri-cities
Misses Julia and A.enes Brennan, 744
Harry Tomilson and LeRoy Manning
left this morning for their home in
Oskaloosa, Iowa, after stopping off
here several days visiting friends,
'i'hey are enroute home from Chicago
whore they have been attending an avi
MltS. EXI7.ItETII l All ANNA.
At her home in Wilton, Iowa, yes-
terday. occurred the death of Mrs.
I Elizabeth Mahanna, a pioneer
j dent of that section. She was 81 years
'old. She is survived by three daugh-
ters: Mrs. C. C. Mclntyre, Davenport;
' Mrs. A. D. Sperry, Rock Island, and
i Miss Elizabeth Mahanna, at home.
MRS. ANNA fORKEV.
Mrs. Eliza Boynton of this city has
I received word that her sister. Mrs. An
j na Corl en, f Oklahoma City, died sud
' deniy last night. Mrs. Corken former
I ly resided in this city.
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j iVlCIl S JLlinCIl
, 11 OUI"
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' lent food, reasonable
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' have much to do with
JLcO OPERATIVE STORE CO.
I making a pleasant AyX lVS 4
roomy 100 J?iA XltfWlMj!
Who Can Afford to Speculate?
It has been said that there are two classes of
men who should not speculate those who can't
afford it and those who can. The only sure way to
get rich is to advance gradually and steadily by
avoiding all risk and depositing your money in a
safe bank at interest. The Rock Island Savings
bank pays four per cent compound interest on
-ytrjif'i i ii.r,irii-fVrttiin-itfi if.itil i mi. r.. ii. m .n. I. tta,.'iTv, . . ..
ifl TRANSACTS A GENERAL COMMERCIAL, SAVIKC3. t 'Xj
IX 1 EXCHANGE AND SAFETY DEPOSIT BUSINESS ft '
Circuit Court Adjourned This
Morning Until Beginning
of Next Week.
DEBS AUGUSTINE IS FIRST
Is to Bo Tried on Indictments Charg
ing Him With Both Burglar)
The circuit court adJonmM thi?
morning until 2 p. ra.. Monday, at
which time the criminal cases will be
taken up. The list follows:
Debs Augustine, burglary and lnr
ceny. John Williams and Charles Smith,
Charles Hayes and Fred Sebring.
burglary (two counts) and larceny.
August. Beernaert, assault with in
tent to commit murder.
John Sells, crime against chil
dren, incest, rape.
M. J. Moran, confidence gam.
finish rrvn. WORK.
During the past three weeks the
court has been engaged In hearing
numerous civil cases, som of which
were passed upon by Juries and oth
ers settled out of court. The civil
docket was run through with before
the close of the week and Judge
Gest has been hearing other matters
for several days.
A petit Jury has been summoned
to aprear In the circuit court at C
p. m.. Oct. 3 0. The venire follows;
Cordova Ben L.ltcher.
Moline E. E. Bell. Fred Peal. B.
B. Crowder, Harry Slmonson. A. S.
Olson. Gus Nordahl, John E. Mul
crone. E. W. Johnson, Byron Tlllson,
C. V. Swanson, Oscar S&ndberg, Joh
Anderson. W. Li. Conrey, George Wk
Regenberg. J. A. Schelblo, J. H.
Wood, Ellas Johnson. Lawrence
Farss. C. E. Stephenson, .Charles
Zlelky, F. W. Anderson, Theodore
Wahlberg, J. J. Cox.
South Moline A. II. Denhardt.
Rock Island E. Shields, T. S.
Smith. L. B. McNitt. William Atkin
son, A. W. Heimbeck, Fred Anthony,
Frank Davenport. C. S. Dugard,
William Brunswick, H. L. OhUeller.
William Ryan. William Guldensoff,
Canoe Creek Martin Slebrandt.
Drury Fred Monson, LeRoy Gil
lette. Your cough annoys you. Keep on
hacking and tearing the delicate mem
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be annoyed. But if you want relief,
want to be cured., take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Sold by all druggists.
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when you have a
friend visiting, wlfe'a
away or you are In a
hurry. Fine rapid
service. The best
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prices, one trial
you, 11 a.
m. to 2
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