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ROCK ISLAND ARGTTS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1911.
MACHINE SHOP AT
SIMS IS READY
Officials of Bock Island Road
Stated Today It Will Be
Used This Week.
IS FOR LIGHT JOBS ONLY
Built to Obviate Long Trip From the
Roundhouse to Main Building
The new machine Bhop, which is
being built on the north side of the,
Silris roundhouse, work on which I
was begun some three weeks ago, !
will be ready for occupancy this ;
week, according to statements made
by Rock Island officials at Silvia this011 to St. Paul by the serious ill-
The building, which is construct
ed of brick, and is of the same gen-
eral type as the remainder of the
shop buildings at
built to take care
Silvis. is being
of the machine
work necessary on the "running re
pairs" in the round house. Hither
to it has been the prai-tice when any
ZZ?Z?Z'JZM aDd nOW travliD for toe "idemnlng the action of the synod in
men to take the part in question to Alr product.. Co. of Chicago, snent - ,f
the big machine shop, a distance ofSunday wlth h,g famtly ln tnjs cltv.
runy two diocks rrcm tne rouna
, . ,
house and as a result a great deal
v,,,-- i, .Kn. ,v
were traveling to and from the shop.
By the new arrangement, the men
will merely step into the new shop,
which opens onto the roundhouse,
thus effecting a great saving ln time
Wri.L. DO LIGHT JOBS.
The new building, which Is 45x75,
is to be equipped with all machinery
necessary to carry on the round
house work. Only "running re
pairs" are made in the roundhouse,
that is, light jobs, where the engine
needs but a slight overhauling be
fore being sent out on the road for
service. The heavy repairs are all
done in the big shop. L. A. Rich
ardson, the master mechanic, who
has his headquarters in Chicago, was
in Silvis the latter part of the week,
to inspect the construction work and
note the progress being mno. Some
of the machinery has already been
installed and the balance will be in
and ready for business this week.
Why don't you awak
en? Christmas is upon us.
You needn't wait until the
last minute to do your
purchasing1. We are ready
with the best line of
watches, diamonds, jew
elry' and novelties ever
shown in the vicinity.
Remember the early
purchasers have the time
to make wise selections.
I J. RAMSER
Opposlf lUrj rr House- X
Corsets Made to Order
Why wear ill-fitting corsets when; Columbus, Ohio. Nov. 20. National
, m 'grange today adopted reeolutions in.
you can have one made and fitted !favor cf r,residentiai preference laws
like a dress before finishing for tnemodeled aftr th Oregon pan of se-
: lecting national convention delegates.
money Over -0 years exper-;
it nee. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call
a?;d investigate our wcrk. Met.
X:.rr, 4 24 Nineteenth street. Rock
I.-h-.nd. Phore West 1S97. i
The building proper will cost in the
neighborhood of $7,000 while thf
machinprv will probably come to. $3,
G. C. TVenger is in Jacksonville,
I1L, today on business.
Leon Mitchell arrived home from
the east Saturday for a visit here.
H. A. Weld is in Joliet where he
expects to remain until Wednesday.
W. Q. Negus has returned after a
two month3 visit in Maryland and
Miss Hazel Munger, who arrived
home Saturday from Colorado, leaves
tonight for Chicago.
Misses Leota Admas and Grace
Chanin of Princeville, 111., are visiting
at the home of F. C. Williams.
Miss M. J. Sutton of 1718 Fifth ave-
D"e left yesterday j visit her sister,
Mrs. Nannie Powers, at Dubuque, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Davis have been
ness of Mrs Davis' mother. Mrs. Fred-
Dr. O. I Eyster, who has been at-
j tending the clinical conference of the
, surgeons of North America in Phila-
I delphia for the past two weeks, arriv-
ed home last night.
R. Wilson, formerly chief clerk at
tne tollVls snops OI tne KOCk ISiana
, , , . ,
A. L. Richards, who has been on
the river in the government service
(an summer, operating Between hbb- , Fentatives of each side, i. e.. the sy
j nibal and the mouth of the Missouri nod and the Broadway church be al
j river, has returned to the engineer's lowed 45 minutes to present their
umce iu iuib i-jiy iur lae mier.
Captain John Streckfus and John
Streckfus, Jr.. returned to their home
in this city Saturday to make a brief
visit before departing for New Orleans
where they will run excursions on the
steamer Sidney until the river traf-
flc in the north Is again opened. The
Sidney is now being made ready for
the business at Paducah, Ky.
FAIL TO CONSIDER
PLANS FOR ADDITION
Executive Board of Royal Neighbors
Adjourns After Ten I 'ays of j
Without taking up the plans of
the proposed addition to their main
office here, the executive board of
the Royal Neighbors of America ad-
Journed and returned to their homes
Saturday. The entire ten da
tne session wore devoted to ro
business and because of us immense
volume, the members of the board j
could not take up any other matters.!
Therefore, the building proposition
has been laid over for another month
and it is promised that it certainly!
will be one of the matters for con-:
of the beard.
the December meeting
DAUGHTER OF M. DOWNS
IS TRACING RELATIVES
The following, printed ln a New
York paper, is republished in
Argus by request of old friends
the interested partus:
Downs-Maher. Information want
ed concerning the relatives of the
late Michael Downs and his wife,
Kate Maher. Michael Downs was a
native of Wexford and came to the
states and in married Kate Ma-
her ln St. Joseph's church ln Ro k
Island, 111. Mrs. Kate Downs died
in Rock Island ln 1856 or 1857,
leaving a baby daughter, Annie, who
was subsequently brought over to
Ireland. It is believed that Mrs.
Downs had some brothers and sis
ters, one of the latter being a nun
in some convent. Any information
will be gratefully received by the
only child of Michael Downs and
Kate Maher. Address, Mrs. Annie
Brown, Ballynaboola house. Ballyna-
booln house, BalKnaboola, Foxford
county. Mayo, Ireland.
GETS OUT WARRANT
William Ferkel. ex-police officer, now
i residing In the east end of Rock Island
county, has preferred charges against
j former Mayor O. W. McCaskrin. aver
jring that G-eorge addret-sed him in an
I unbecoming manner and used words
and epithets that are unprintable. The
warrant is in the court of Justice W. E.
Schroeder, and has not been served as
ROCK ISLAND SHOPMEN
MAY STRIKE TOMORROW!
Rock Island railroad Kairt tnrtav th.v
' . . w
cave received no wora concerning a
report of a strike of shopmen to be
gin in Trenton, Mo., tomorrow. They
strike may be
called at any time.
Kansas City. Nov. 20. At the office
of M. F. Ryan, president of the Broth
pr)in(l,t of Railu ar C ar-n trAoy
.. luua... lt ,
was stated a strike of Rock Island j
snopmen at l rentcn. Mo , tomorrow
was not probable.
For Oregon Plan.
Cleans by Soaking
IN MARQUIS CASE
Eock River Presbytery Goes
Into Session at Broadway
DISCUSSION TO BE LONG
Xo Time Limit Se on Argrnmeiits
Which Will Be Advanced Re
garding Call to Pastor.
Rock River presbytery, with about
thirty delegates present, convened at
Broadway Presbyterian church this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, to decide
whether or not Rev. W. S. Marquis
would retain his pastorate here, or
answer the call of the state synod.
i -ev- Blew". r araen in,
i m- Prided. After reading a report
;ol trie action taken by the synod in re-
gard to the newly created executive
i committee of benevolence, which out
i lined the plan to be pursued, and in which
;a call was extended to Rev. Mr. Mar
: ouis to act as the head of the new or-
eanizatlon. the resolutions Dassed bv
h Rrnnrlwav r--hurrU -aoTa rac rnn
, striving to remove Dr. Marquis from
WILL, PRESENT SIDES.
A motion was then made that repre-
cases. The motion was seconded.
' w hereupon Dr. J. W. Stewart arose
: to protest, claiming that the church
; had a committee of five men to be
j heard from, as well as representatives
of the Ministerial alliance and other
organizations, and asked that time for
discussion be unlimited. The original
motion and second were then with-
drawn, and Rev. W. S. Plummerbryan
of the Church of the Covenant, Chica
go, presented tne synod's case, after
which local representatives were
a rtrsTA x n i:ki) from.
The organizations of the church and
the Ministerial alliance were not the
orly ones who brought pressure on the
presbytery. The faculty of Augustana
college met this morning and adopted
a resolution commending Dr. Marquis
for the work he has done here and
asking that the presbytery order him
to remain hre to complete the various
tasUs which he now has on his hands.
MEET TO DISCUSS
Property owners aong Twentieth
street between First and Seventh ave-
nues are to Lie juvt-n a hearing tomor
row morning by the board of local im-provf-rnents
in the mayor's office.
The hearing is set f';r 9 o'clock,
and the theme for it is the pav
ing of the street ar.d oth'r im
provements in connection with ir.
Whether they desire brick or as-ihait
paving is the principal quest ion for
consideration . Property owners nlme
Fourth avei.ue betvien FiitM.-mh aa,:
Twentieth streets are to be given a
hearirp "Wednesday morning on their
reauest to talk of the nroto-.el uavinr:
of tL;u thoroughfare,
HUNTER DROPS DEAD
OF HEART DISEASE
CSpcTial to The r
Orion, 111, Nov. 20. Christian
Holth, aged 07, was found dead ves- :
terday on a country road 80 rods
north of Warner. He was in the gov-!
ernment employ at the government'
island and w ith his son had been
bunting. The sen, who was a short!
distance ahead, missed his father,
and returned, finding him dead. a
physician was called and pronounced ;
it heart failure. A coroner"s Inquest !
was held last night. The body was
sent to Rock Island this morning.
Christian Holth worked at the
United States engineers' office in this
city as designer for the past six
months, having been transferred here
from Moline, where he had been for
a year previous to that time. He
came to Moline from Chicago.
WILL FAVOR ASPHALT
Property holders on Twentieth
street are determined that the brick
l interests snau not put it over on
,nem ln lce improvement or that
V, -v., Vo v T7VJ
avenues. Inasmuch as they are to
pay for the improvement, they
rightly feel that they have a right to
the choice of materials and they fa
If Rock Island is to get out of the
clutches of the brick trust in the im
provement oi us ousiness tnorougn
fares. Twentieth street is a good
place to make a. start. .
HARVESTER IN A BATTLE "
ON MISSOURI OUSTER
Continued iron : Pare Orie
of congress authorizing an inquiry in
to acts not under investigation by
the governments. The committee went
Into executive session,
j After lengthy deliberation it wa
; decided to postpone further consid
j eration of the objection until the
assembling of the full committee.
I.I'MBF-RME-V DEM" BLACKLIST.
Detroit. Mich Nov. 20. The Michi-j
gan Lumber Dealers' association today 1
in the federal court made answer to
the indictments charging violation of
the anti-trust law. The answer admits
the collection and dissemination of in
formation concerning manufacturers,
jobbers, and wholesalers dealing di
rectly with consumers, but denies a con
spiracy and the intimation of a blacklist.
MISS ELSA K0EHLER
GETS NEW POSITION
i Teacher of Second Grade in Lincoln
School Accepts Call to School
Miss Elsa Koehler, who for the
past six years has been teaching the
second grade of the Lincoln school,
has handed in her resignation, and
leaves tonight to take a position as
instructor in the public schools at
Minneapolis. Miss Koehler Is a grad
uate of the DeKalb Normal school,
and previous to her work in this city
taught for two years at Iron Moun
tain, Mich. Her work is 6poken of
very highly by Superintendent Hay
den who this morning expressed re
gret in losing one of the most ef
ficient teachers of this city, but stat
ed that Miss Koehler had a much
better offer and felt that she could
not afford to ignore the opportunity
The room has been placed, tempo
rarily, in charge of Miss Florence
McCarthy, who will have supervision
over the work of that grade until
the end of the semester. Miss Mc
Carthy has served as a cadet in the
primary grades of the Lincoln
school and is thoroughly conversant
with the work.
KEPT SALOON OPEN
SUNDAY; IS FINED
Charged with selling liquor Sun -
day, Modest DeWulf. proprietor of; which institution he graduated in 1904.
the saloon at 2130 Fourth avenue, I He was one of the best players there,
plead guilty to the charge and was! He was born at Oregon, 111., in 1881.
fined $50 and costs before Justice' and he came to Moline with his par
V. F. Schroeder this afternoon, ents while very young. He graduated
Complaint was made by members of from the grade and high school course
the police department. DeWulf was.
told by Mayor Sehriver that future
violation of the city ordinances
would result more seriously and
therefore he was warned against
STARTS SANTA CLAUS
FUND FOR THE POOR
George Wagner has made the first
cash contribution to The Argus annual
Santi Ciaus fund for poor children.
Mr. Warner has been one of the sup
porters of the movement heretofore
and the undertaking this year promis
es to be more successful than in past
ANOTHER COMPLAINT IS
MADE AGAINST PATT0N
' Another complaint has been lodg
ed in the court of Police -Magistrate
C J. Smith against Kd Pation, erst
while collector of bilis, and as a re
sult of this complaint, Patton is
lodged in the police station awaiting
1 a hearing on the charge of disorderly
. conduct. The complainant is Mrs.
; Grace Rot'ner.'i e, Twenty-first street
and Fourth aeiiii?. She alleges that
Patton tried to kick down a door
Saturday afternoon in order to gain
; entrance. Patton has been arrested
' nigh on to a dozen times on similar
complaints but has always been for
tunate in getting away He prom
ised to leave tevn after his lat hear
ing but did not do so.
To Enter Insurance Field.
Mayer Ijpvi. former secretary of the
Hock Island Industrial roinmiFsion has
de: iced to cin'iaiiv in the life insur
ance business and has already secur
ed a number of first class companies.
Mr. Ijevi should make a model insur
When a ccld becomes settled in
the system, it will take several days'
treatment to cure it and the best
remedy to U6e is Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It will cure quick
er than any other and also leaves
the system in a natural and healthy
condition. Sold by all druggists.
Thursday, Nov. 30J
If you would be dressed in proper
style on Thanksgiving day, then se
lect your pattern for suit or over
Pay lis S
TTT T"L. a. D IJ I
lilinOIS Iheatre Building t
0. H. ff KINLEY IS
CALLED BY DEATH
Prominent Young Attorney
Succumbs at Tuscon, Ariz.,
NEWS IS RECEIVED TQDAY
Was Connected With Law Firm
Jackson, Hurst & Stafford for
Word of the death of O. Harvey
McKinley, connected with the law
' firm of Jackson, Hurst & Stafford,
was received by Hon. William Jack
son this morning from relatives of
the deceased ln California. Slpce
last January, he, with other mem
bers of the family, had lived on a
ranch near San Bernardina, Cal., and
it was there that the demise oc
It was in May of 1905 that he be
gan his work with the local law firm
and fce was connected with them till
October, 1909 when he was obliged
to sever his connection here because
of failing health. Christmas of the
same year found him ln Tuscon,
Ariz. He remained there till last
RELATED TO MARTYR.
Mr. McKinley was a second coubId
of the martyred president bearing that
name. He lived in Moline and was
prominently identified with many of
Mollne's prominent organizations. For
years he acted as coach of the Moline
football team and brought forth some
of the best teams that ever represent
ed the Plow city school. He acquired
his knowledge of the game as quarter-
, back on Illinois university teams, from
In Moline and in 1900 entered the Uni
versity of Illinois.
The funeral of George Hastings,
who died Wednesday afternoon, was
held from the home, 3 03 Eleventh
avenue, yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. J. L. Vance of the
United Presbyterian church officiat
ing. Burial took place at Chippian
The funeral of Merle E. Wilkinson,
formerly of this ci'y, who died at Ma
comb, III., Friday evening at 11 o'clock
after an illness of typhoid fever, was
held from the home of Mrs. Morris H.
Wilcher, HOC Twenty-second street
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. T. E.
Nwland of the First Methodist church
officiating. The services were in
charges of the Odd Fellows, of which
i order Mr. Wilkinson was a member.
Bnrial took place at Chlpplannock
Mr. Wilkinson was born at Ma Grove,
Iowa, Oct. 3 0, 1SS0. He made his home
in this city for two years, removing'to
: Macomb, 111., a year ago, where he
was engaged in the jewelry business.
lie is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Harriet E. Morrow, his wife and one
i daughter Frances of Macomb; his sis
!tcr, Trs. Wilcher of this city, and a
brother, Lee Wilkinson of Sioux Falls,
S. I). The remains arrived over tlie
B:irlin?ton last niyht.
The funeral of R. C. Cool, who was
killed in Spokane, Wash., last Mon
day was held in Cordova yesterday
at 1 1 o'clock. The Cordova Masons
had charge of the services. Burial
took place In the cemetery at Cor
dova. Fl WKKAL OF MRS. NrMtGIILI.V
The funeral of Mrs. Rebekah Mc
Laughlin, one of the pioneer set
tlers of Rock Island county, who died
Saturday morning, was held from
the Presbyterian church at Milan,
this morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. M. G.
Hanna officiating. Burial took place
at Chlpplannock cemetery.
Bittner Is Held.
George Bittner was this afternoon
held to thev grand Jury under $2,000
bonds pending investigation of charges
made against him by 15-year-old Ma
bel Perkins, with whom, it is alleged,
he had planned to elope in bis engine
cab. Bittner waived examination bo
fore the Moline police magistrate.
Indoor Golf at Club.
Some of the members of the Rock
Island club are talking of the feasi
bility of establishing an indoor golf
court in connection with the new
club home, following the plan to be
inaugurated by the Rock Island Ar
senal Golf club as heretofore outlin
ed in The Argus.
Major Keller Returns.
Major Charles Keller of the local
engineers' office returned from New
York Saturday night, where be at
tended sessions of the two board of
U. 8. engineers, who have in thir
charge the perfecting of a new type
of steel boat. Major Keller would
make no statement regarding the ac
tion taken by the board.
Hyde Trial Proceeds.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 20. A. Jury
in the second trial of Dr. Hyde, charg
ed with the murder of Colonel Swope,
having been completed, the attorneys
today made their opening statements.
The prosecution will urge that
strychnine caused Swope'e death. At
the last trial it was alleged Hyde
used typhoid germs.
RocVford Banker Dead.
Rockford. III., Nov. 20. Harry F.
Forbes, 49, president of the Peoples:
Bank and Tmt company, and. promi-
I cent business man, is dead.
HOME SAVINGS BANKS
This feature has been added to our already
well equipped Savings department.
These attractive little banks will assist you in
saving the small sums that would otherwise be
Our representative will call on you and explain
how thes'e banks may be had without cost to you,
or we will be pleased to have you call at the
TRANSACTS A GENERAL COMMERCIAL, SAVINGS.
EXCHANGE AND SAFETY DEPOSIT BUSINESS
DOLLY BROTHERS PLAN TO
MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Dolly Brothers, shoe merchants,
are planning a large sale to com
memorate the fact that they have
been in business in this city for 20
years. Thomas H. and John P.
Dolly embarked. ln business in 1S$1,
their first stand being on Twentieth
street. In 1907 their business out
grew their quarters on Twentieth
street and they removed to their
present store room on Second ave
nue. Their business poWcies have
resulted in the building up of a
Sugar Drops Some More.
New York, Iov. 20. Refined sugar
was reduced 10 cents a hundred pounds
Duet seldorfer Lands Safely.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20. The
balloon Duesseldorfer, which arose
here late yesterday, landed safely
today at Monroeville, Ind., 110 miles
northeast of this city.
Elevator Falls; One Dead.
Chicago, Nov. 20. J. T. Nickel of
Charlton, Iowa, was killed and three
other students injured when an eleva
1 - M .
We're After You:
There is something in RECRE
ATION that is of vital interest
to you especially right now.
You remember Mr. Cave's trip through this part of th
rountry! Mr. Cave, the editor of RGCRCATION. In his camping-touring-car.
With his hunting dog. And his tent. And
the story of his 4000-mile flesh and blood trip told in the local
Well, Mr. Cave Is writing a series of articles all about the
fame, fish and outdoor conditions right here at home.
He Is writing from his own actual investigations and
knowledge gained by talking to our sportsmen-friends here in
aur county. Mr. Cave's unusual photographs will Inspire
local Interest. "
These articles have begun in RECREATION
The second of Mr. Cave's stories of his trip is In the Novem
ber number on sale now. Copies of this live, breezy outdoor
magazine are now In the stores of all first class dealers In peri
odicals, waiting for you to glance them over.
do to any dealer, some of them are named below, and take
a look at the best edited, best printed outdoor magazine pub
lished, full of snap, ginger and FACTS, and see the two special
fish prints a bass and a trout, engraved in natural color.
DROP IN TO-DAY AND THE DEALER WILL
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Kain r Reinhart. Props. 1626 Second Ave.
We Do Not Bleach
oar shirts to death. Look at any of the shirts of our old Q
and steady customers and you will note that the colors 8
are just as bright as wLen first laundered. &
Phone Welt 237.
tor fell in the Chicago Vetinary college
Auto Racer Killed.
Snvannah, Ga., Nov. 20. McNay, a
Case pilot, was klllod, and Joe Dalson,
a Marmon driver, injured In the au
tomobile races today.
Ye Tog Shop
Ectter work. Prompt delivery
G. E. BAKER
1823 Second Avenuo.
Phone West 317.
633 Seventeenth St.