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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912.
E3 1 CHORDS AND DISCORDS W
BY J. M. C
HOLDING THE FEMALE) VOTE.
Mayor Holt was In Galena last Sat
urday evening and be was met and
greeted by scorea of young ladles. The
reporter came in on the N. W. train
and be waa surprised at the reception
the young ladies of Galena were giving
We are glad to note that Raymond
Glauon, who got hurt some ten days
ago, is getting along as well as could
be expected, and the boys will be glad
when they see his cheerful smile
among them once more, for Raymond
is a model young man.
Herman Becker and Joe Virtue of
Elizabeth were here Sunday evening
trying to scare up a new single tree
to help them get to Veta Grande. 'Wil
liam Edge courteously provided the
much wanted article and the gentle-
men went on their way rejoicing.
Tom Walton, the carpenter, miser
and farmer, is thinking seriously of
devoting his whole time to the hen
nery business. Tom has a choice lot
of chicks, and some of his pure bred
hens are laying as high as two eggs
a piece a day. Think of that and eggs
selling at 40 cents per dozen.
DOCTORS, ACCIDENTS, ETC
(Stark County News.)
The doctor still includes the Somen
home in his daily rounds, the old gen
tleman being so decrepit and afflicted
by illness as to render it hard to de
termine the greater eviL
There seems to be considerable sick
ness among the equine families, such
as distemper, indigestion, etc. The
brand of weather dealt out this winter
is unusually hard on both man and
MIbs Mary Sterling contributed to
the success of a box social and enter
tainment beld by Miss Edna Fuller and
pupils at the Holmes school house,
beyond Spoon river, last Friday even
Friends of M. M. Austin and family
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From The Argrui Fllei of 1887.) ;
Feb. 11 Rock river rose so rapidly
at Milan last night that it caused the
greatest uneasiness and apprehension.
At midnight a number of citizens went
out and threw up an embankment east
of the town to prevent inundation.
This morning the river rose eix feet
and the ice came down with a rush,
knocking out 20 feet of tjf corner of
No. 3 paper mill and ten feet of the
west end. The damage will amount
to about $1,000. The ice gorged again
below the town of Milan, but all dan
ger is now past and the water Is
The East End Progressive Euchre
club will meet at the residence of
I'hll Mitchell next Monday night.
A ba.ck team started In front of
Turner hall at 2 o'clock this afternoon,
tor down Third avenue to Eighth
street, and thence to Second avenue;
whence it proceeded with the empty
vehicle to the bridge, crossed the
tracks and rushed over the Island and
both bridges, and on up into Daven
port. Fortunately the runaway team
did not. collide with other vehicles,
and no one was Injured.
Feb. 12 P. I Mitchell, Esq., is visit
Ing at his old home down In Kentucky.
John Volk leaves Sunday for the
southwest to look after the railroad
depots he Is constructing for the C,
R. I. & P. road.
Feb. 14 Rock river is gradually re
ceding and danger at Milan is believed
to have passed. The gorge below the
city holds, but unless there is a heavy
rain or a serious breakup above, no
damage is anticipated. The Missis
sippi, which has been gradually rising
for a few days, is now going down.
Considerable uneasiness is felt along
the levee as to the breakup should it
come suddenly. The river is clear as
far north as Keokuk.
Yesterday was a big day at the Rock
Island house, the hotel having pretty
nearly as many guests as could be
comfortably accommodated at one
time. Besides the two theatrical
troupes the Florence Bindley and
Lillian Lewis were the Jury in the
Boetger murder trial and an unusual
number of traveling men, railroad men
and other guests.
Feb. 18 Thi city Is filled with the
men that wore the blue today on the
occasion of the 21st annual encamp
ment of the Illinois department, G. A,
R. The hotel lobbies were crowded
last evening and early this morning,
and each train that came in added
to the list of veterans already in the
city. The encampment opened at 9:30
this morning when the veterans
formed in line in front of the Harper
house. The streets were lined with
people as the procession passed.
There were at least 1,400 delegates in
the city, including those of the W. R.
C. and the G. A. R.
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Michigan and Jackson Boulevards
deluctantly accept their removal from
Modena neighborhood, although glad
that they are to live within as close
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said place at once.
Sometime after midnight last
Thursday we were aroused from our
peaceful slumbers by a protracted
yell, which we learned next day was
emitted by a company of young men
and their sweethearts returning to
Wyoming after having spent the even
ing with Barber Church and family.
Faye Sturm has been sorely indis
posed from a complication of ailments
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Brayton Sturm, southwest of this
station, since a week ago Saturday,
when he became thoroughly chilled
while moving a load of possessions to
the farm which they will soon occupy
Charles Robson met with what
might hare been a very bad accident
one morning last week while on his
way to school In Kewanee. He passed
a milk wagon, and the wheel of his
rig locked with the wagon, breaking
It and letting the axle fall, striking
the horse on the head. Aside from a
broken buggy and a lame horse,
Charles escaped without further dam
age being done.
Lavone Cadwell spent Sunday with
Almost a full house heard Rev. Mr.
Zellinger at the Lutheran church last
Sabbath evening, the pastor express
Ing great pleasure in seeing so large
a congregation. The willing disposi
tion which so many young men and
women mannesi towards these serv
ices Is especially appreciated by him,
as so many of his remarks are directed
entirely toward them. Come again oh
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SO MITCH PER SMEAR. '
(Laoon (111.) Journal.)
This Is the regular biennial period
when newspaper publishers are receiv
Ing big jobs of Invitations to boom
the candidacy of numerous and divers
i . . . . .
individuals wno oner themselves as
sacrifices on the altar of public serv
Ice, the fact that there is a fat salary
attached somewhere around the out
skirts of the object of their seeking
being carefully ignored while present-
I ing their interesting matter for publi
tation. From poundmaster to gov
rnor, down both sides and through
the middle, the nnmber of candidates
who "would appreciate any publicity
given my candidacy," and in whose
election Is the only salvation of the
country, is unusually large this year
of grace 1912. If the country Is to be
saved by the smearing of kind words
in the interest of any candidate for
any office anywhere the La con Home
Journal is one newspaper at least that
will Insist on receiving a remunera
tion at so much a smear, you bet your
boots. And we want the money in
advance. We don't claim that our
kind words, or the lack of them, will
elect or defeat any candidate for any
office, whether it be a merchant seek
ing profits or a candidate seeking sal
SOME 1IISTHIOMC Si n PRISES.
Mrs. Gordon Burleigh s four act
drama, a Dangerous Uame, was pre
sented at the opera house last Tues
day evening before a full house under
the auspices of the Royal Neighbors
ordt-r. The gross receipts were $90.85.
The opera house looked beautiful
with its electric light chandeliers,
pretty scenery and other recent up to
date improvements, and the electric
light effects during the play were ele
gant and all were surprised how pretty
It was the fourth home talent enter
tainment of this kind put on here this
winter and it was one of the best.
rTom Deginning to end there were
many exciting and interesting cli
maxes, which were greeted with hearty
applause. It was an interesting drama
and gave one a good idea of the de
ceptions in life, and it was presented
admirably each character well select
ed, each part well played, altogether
well presented. Mrs. George A.
Bruegger was stlected as the leading
character In the part cf Ieonie and
Lady Lor a and she played It like a
professional actress. She certainly
has stage talent, and has a graceful
presence and splendid delivery. Her
part was the star, or heavy part of
the play. Mrs. A. Haggerty made a
splendid Mrs. Lane, and Miss Hilda
Rheinberger handled her part to per
fection. Miss Marie Masberg as Avis
Arden did splendidly, being eo at ease
in her part. In fact, all the ladies re
ceived many favorable compliments.
Clyde Bruegger is gaining quite a rep
utation as an actor and always fills
the bill especially as a lover. Rev.
Mr. Black was immense In his rart
and captivated the audience. He was
fine. Dr. Hiersiein was just as good
as he was in former plays he has tak
en part in and received many compli
ments. Orville Hummel made his
debut as an amateur actor and he was
good In his part; in fact, he surprised
SOME TRUTH IX THIS.
(From an Exchange.)
The other day an editor was solicited
to Join a lodge and was handed a peti
tion printed by a supply house; he got
la aun irom a mercnact mailed m a
government siampea envelope and
written on a gargling oil statement;
be made a purchase In a store and got
a duplicate bill printed in Chicago and
wrote his check on a blank printed in
St. Joseph. Ye gods, how can an edl
tor be expected to Join lodges and pay
his bills on such treatment as that,
and all the while tell the people to
trade at home? Ever think of It
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LAY THE CORNERSTONE
OF MAINE MONUMENT
New York, Feb. 17. Paying tribute
to the memory of the heroes and mar
tyrs of the Spanish-American war and
the sailors who perished in the de
struction of the battleship Maine,
thousands of army and navy veterans
took part In the corner stone laying of
the national Maine monument In Co
lumbus Circle, at the main gateway to
The exercises. Loth picturesque and
Impressive, dedicated the monument
militia of every regiment in the city
participated in the ceremony.
The actual laying of the corner stone
was by Rear Admiral Leutse, com
mandant of the Brooklyn navy yard;
and the principal address of the after
noon was delivered by Major General
Daniel E. Sickles, who is the only sur
viving corps commander of the army
of the Potomac of 1SG1.
Work on the monument will be con
tinued steadily from now on, and it is
expected that it will bo completed
early in the fall.
The committee announced that small
and numerous contributions would be
much more appropriate than a few
large ones in a project of this kind.
jointly to the 22C bluejackets who lost
their lives in the fateful explosion of The movement met with instantaneous
Feb. 15, 1898, in Havana harbor, and
to the soldiers who died in the ensu
Detachments of sailors and marines
from the Brooklyn navy yard, several
companies of regulars from the. forts
of New York harbor and companies of
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response in all parts or the country.
Donations, large and small, were re
ceived from churches, schools and fac
tories and private persons in every
state in the union, and betore a year
had elapsed over 1,000,000 people had
contributed a total of $100,000 to the
The greatest architects and sculptors
in the country were Invited to take
part In a competition to get the best
design for the monument. The firs',
prize was won by Attillio PiccirilH,
sculptor, and H. Van Buren Magonigle,
Application for this site waa made
in 1909, but was held up until per
mission could be obtained to remove
a number of big trees that were in the
The project experienced continued
delays and obstacles, but in 1910 the
committee, with the assistance of Park
Commissioner Stover, succeeded in In
ducing the art commission to accept
the monument and the desired loca
Plans were finally accepted on March
16, 1911, and the work of clearing away
the site and digging the foundations
Mr. Magonigle, the architect, de
scribes the work as follows:
"The principal motive of the new
composition is a pylon, 17x6x15 feet
and 44 feet high from the ground level,
with panels on Us four faces. It is
flanked by two colossi, representing
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, sug
gestive of the national scope of the
memorial. The Atlantic is typified by
a young man in the fullness of bis
strength, the Pacific by an old man
"At the foot of the shaft and facing
the circle Is a group of sculpture, ante
bellum in idea Courage awaiting the
flight of Peace, while Fortitude sup
ports the feeble.
"Above this group Is the following j few
" To the Valiant Seamen "Who Per
ished in the Maine, by Fate Unwarned,
in Death Unafraid.'
"The corresponding group on the
side facing the park is post-bellum in
motive Justice, having intrusted her
sword to the Genius of War to execute
her mandates, receives it again at bis
hands, while History records Its
Thomas S. Silvls to John McEnlry,
lot 7, block 4, McEnlry & Silvls ad
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Peter H. Wessel to Fred Johnson,
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Rene Kerckhove to Theophiel Van
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Hazel S. Norling to John DeCause
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George Wainwrlght to W. D.
Whiteside, lot 20. block 120, New
Shops addition. East Mollne, $500.
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the growth of cotton in Turkestan
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