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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY", MARCH 27, 1912.
CAMPAIGN STARTED TO RAISE $125,000 FOR HEW Y. ill. C. A. BUILD1MG
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IS GROWING FAST
Enthusiasm for Project Despite
$45,000 MARK REACHED
Krrurnw Today, While Not Large, In
derate That Proposition la
Meeting With Favor.
Big Donations for New Rock Is
land Y. M. C. A.
Mra. Mary E. Robinson.. $ 5,000
Hon. L. S. McCabe 5.000
T. B. Davis 5.0C0
Mr. and Mrs. John Hau
te rg 5,000
8. 8. Davis 5,000
W. H. Marshall 5,000
Business men 6,438
Team 1 Captain O. Z.
Cervin $ 295
Company I Captain W.
J. Sweeney 1,275
Big doing at the Y. M, C. A. marked
the second day's meeting. When the
workers came together at noon there
was the tame spirit of optimism visi
ble In their behavior that they bore
yesterday when the big noise started.
When the reports had all been given
In, ho enthusiasm was shown to be
Justified, for the total reported was
ahead of the game. When the Mollne
big fund was raised, they reported only
$42,246 at their second noonday meet
ing, but Rock Island beat them by two
thousand, swinging in a grand total of
$44,28 In the reports as given. When
this announcement was made, the
cheering was heard for a block away.
TEAM REPORTS MADE,
Following the luncheon, the captains
gave the reports for their teams. Cap
tain Cervin captured the banner for
Company 1 of the citizens' committee,
with his excellent report, showing a
total collection of $1,293. while Captain
Sweeney, Company I, of the business
men's team, was first In the business
men's division wtth a total of $1,275.
Two pledges were reported that evok
ed much enthusiasm. One was from
the A. K. clans of Broadway Presby-
C. A. A call bas gone out for autosT
that can be placed at the disposal of
me commiuee lor even a jew uuuia ,
day In order to make It possible to
reach many people living In scattered
parts of the city. Give the cse of your
auto and heip hi the good work.
SICCESS IS CO.MIXG.
The spirit of the men today was a
guarantee of success that ia to be won.
Rock Island is setting a new record in
the campaign business. It is certain
that Rock Island is ahead of Moline
so far. Everyone can help by stick
ing to the Job. Help the workers by
having a cheerful and generous re
sponse when they come to you for your
pledge. The old Island city never
needed good advertising more than
It does today, and never did it need
more than now the united effort of its
best citizens. The Y. M. C. A. propo
sition Is one on which all can agree,
and by aucta agreement, a new era is
to be ushered in.
TRIXITY Cl'ILD SERVES.
The dinner at the headquarters in
the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium at noon to
day was served by the ladles of Trin
ity guild of Trinity church. Their ser
vice was most efficient and everyone
was waited upon in short order and
the meal itself was ample and so good
that It was heartily enjoyed.
The guild members who waited on
tables were: Mesdames Sherwood,
Hawes, Hall, gden, Llndstrom, Car
ter, Williams, Tuckls, Tuteur, Houder, I
Castetter, and Calvin, and the Misses!
Mack. Potter, Chamberlin, Wheelan,
Johnson, Brown and Hauck.
Yesterday the ladles of the First
Baptist church served the dinner.
OXE FROM OVT OF CITY.
Particular Interest attaches to the
announcement made today by G. C.
BlakBlee of a subscription from L. A.
Bowman, a young business man of
Chicago and a former Rock Islander.
The gift, besides being the first one
from out of town, comes from the
first man to make a donation to the
fund which was raised with great
labor to building the present struc
ture. Mr. Bowman w-as then only a
small boy and his donation was only
50 cents, but it represented a week's
wages and all he could give at that
time. In the interim, while prosper
ing, he bas not forgotten the Rock
Island Y. M. C. A. as the subscription
Because of many demands for the
name of the author of the campaign
song which was adopted at the Mon
day night meeting and which has at
tracted considerable attention since
that time, Mrs. H. S. Cable today con
fessed the composition. She compiled
the words to go with the tune "Every
body's Doin' It" and the parody is call
ed "Everybody's Boosting It."
Following are figures showing the
subscriptions which have been secured
to date by the various teams: Busi
ness Men Co. A, Captain Aramerraan,
$1,175; Co. B, Captain Brown, $610;
Co. C. Captain Schaeffer, $260; Co. D.
Ml Kh. I Wf 11.1 !
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terlan Sunday school, who gave $5
through their treasurer. Franklin Cantain Llndstrom. $463: Co. E. Car
tain Rhoads, $405; Co. F, Captain
Kreis, $400; Co. G, Captain Walker,
$350; Co. H, Captain Sperry, $675; Co.
I. Captain Sweeney, $1,275; and Co. K,
Captain Reimers, $625. Citizens divi
sion Team 1, Captain Cervin. $1,295;
Team 2, Captain Horst, $1,470; Team
3, Captain Pearce, $S20; Team 4, Cap
tain Curtis. $625; Team 5, Captain
Sexton. $975; Team . Captain Marron,
$360; Team 7, Captain Young, $360;
Team 8, Captain McKown, $840; Team
9. Captain McCandless, $560; and
Team 10, Captain Trevor. $545.
Searle. The Helpers' circle of King's
I'UUKhters sent In an unsolicited pledge
fur $100. This is a good example for
many other givers to follow.
A telegram of sympathy was ordered
acnt to the Peoria Y. M. C. A., as word
was received that the new building
there was nearly destroyed by fire this
morning. This building was just being
completed, and its loss is a heavy blow
to the Peoria Y. M. C. A.
A I TO ARE SEEDED.
i Have you an automobile that is not
working? If o, report it to the Y. M.
New in Shoeddm
for Easter are
Colonials in white buck, black Russia calf, gun
metal and dull kid.
Pumps, oxfords and two-strap styles in all the lat
est bathers and latest lasts also white canvas and
bii Nubuck, $2.50 to $4.50.
button boots at $3.
White Nubuck shoes with linen tops, tan button
boots, $3.50 to $5.
For children, misses and growing girls newest
styles in white canvas and Nubuck.
For MaixVrbnan iChfld'
1879, and had lived in this city all
his life. He received his education
in the schools of Rock Island and
had been employed in a number of
factories in the city, for the past two
years holding a foremanship at the
Standard Table Oil Cloth works.
Besides his father, H. W. Schroe-
ther, he is survived by one sister.
Miss Amelia and four brothers, W.
A., L. F., August, J. F., and Otto E.,
all of this city. Funeral arrange
ments have not been made.
The funeral of Benjamin H.
Thompson, who died Monday, was
held from the home of his son,
Charles S. Thompson, of Milan this
morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. M. G.
Hanna officiating. Burial took place
at Chipptannock cemetery.
STAFFORD FETTER AL.
The funeral of Seymour L. Stafford
will be held from the Coal Valley
Presbyterian church tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. West offi
ciating. Services will be In charge
of the Masonic lodge of Coal Valley
and burial will take place there.
GIRL IN ATTACK
ON FORMER CHUM
Two young girls, one of them an op
erator in the Central Union telephone
exchange, engaged In a fight yester
day afternoon at 5 o'clock on Seven
teenth street south of Third avenue.
The girl who started the fight upon the
operator, used to be a chum of the girl
she assaulted. The reason for the at
tack was that the parents of one girl
objected to her going with the other,
because of her reputation. The tele
phone girl was knocked down and pun
ished severely. Police Matron Mra.
Margaret Schroeder is Investigating
the case and stated this morning that
it may result in the sending of the of
fender to one of the girls' training
schools for delinquents.
WILL CONTINUE TEST
OF GASOLINE ENGINE
Some day, probably during the pres
ent week, the Sarvent gasoline car of
the Bettendorf Steel Car works will
start on a test of 60 or 70 days by the
Rock Island railroad. It is not known
yet In Just what territory the car will
be sent, but orders are expected seme
time during the week.
This will be the most strenuous test
the car has yet been submitted to, but
the inventor and builders are confident
that It will he equal to the occasion
from its past record.
The car came down from Chicago
last Saturday inour hours, just 30
minutes less than the schedule of the
Rocky mountain limited. It had a
splendid run and was in good working
order when it returned to the city.
SLIGHT ICE MOVEMENT
REPORTED LAST NIGHT
From present indications the river
will be freed from ice in a very short
time, as there have been several small
movements during the past 24 hours,
but no general breaking up. Last
night the ice piled up considrably on
the Iowa shore Just opposite the Dav
enport water works and at several
other points further down. The river
is still rising slightly a difference of
over two inches being registered this
Two hundred men are giving their 'time this week to raising money for the Young Men's Christian associa
tion. They have also made generous contributions in cash to the fund. They will call upon you to help. When
they come to you, remember that it is for the future of the city that they are working for the welfare of boys and
men. When they ask you to give to the fund, just say, "Sure, I will." Your contribution will help doubly If it is
HERE IS WHERE IT STOOD AT NOON TODAY
SUFFOCATE IN FIRE
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Milar,
formerly prominent people- of At
kinson, were suffcated Monday
morning in a fire which de
stroyed their dwelling near Atwa
ter, Kan.- News of their tragic death
was received Monday evening by the
young man's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Milar, of Atkinson.
Details are lacking, the word coming
from Fred Griffin, a brother of Mrs.
Milar, whose house is only a short dis
tance from the one destroyed. Mr.
Griffin discovered the fire in time to
rescue the bodies before they were
cremated. Origin of the fire is not
Registration Is Normal.
Yesterday was the last day of reg
istration for those who desire to vote
at the primary next Tuesday without
having to be sworn in. It was re
ported this morning that the regis
tration is only normal despite the fact
that unusual interest is supposed to
lie in the republican primary.
At High School
The freshmen girls' team defeated
the Longfellow five last evening after
school in a close game at the high
school gym, the final count being eight
to four. The game was well played.
FIRE DAMAGES PEORIA'S
NEW Y. M. C. A. $45,000
Peoria, 111., March 27. The new
building of the Young Men's Chris
tian association was damaged $45,
000 by fire this morning.
Following are the savings for the
past month in the various Bchool
rooms of the buildings at South Rock
Island and Sears: Aiken street. Miss
Mary Hubs, $1.82; Miss Abbie Burns,
$4.11: Miss Lizzie Crawford, $18.14;
Miss Mary McCarthy. $2.18;
Center Station: Miss Ella Dingeldeln,
$4.75; Miss Julia McGinty. $26.65.
Sears: Miss Gertrude Caldwell,
$1.25; Miss Ella Mitchell $4; total,
Licensed to Wed.
James E. Gauley Montezuma, Iowa
Miss Harriet A. Armstrong. . .Bowling
George L. Marvin Tipton, Iowa
Miss Hanna M. Traeger . . .Rock Island
Henry Taylor (colored) ... .Davenport
Miss Dorothy Harrington (colored)
Charles J. Nimrlck Cable
Miss Laura Erickson Rural
Merwin C. Webber Yates City
Miss Lela Kay Yates City
WATCH THE HAND MOVE!
You Men Who Were
Remember when you first came to
the city how hard it was to stand the
nights. Hall bedrooms aren't very
cheerful in the lamp glow. You want
ed company amusement, anything to
break the awful loneliness and monot
ony. You came through safe, you had
the moral, mental and physical strength
to survive. Perhaps you met the right
girl in time, but think back and re
call 6ome of the boys who were your
friends then who got in wrong and
who never came out right. What
I would it have meant for you in those
days to have had a reading roo'm, a
gymnasium, a swimming pool, night
educational classes, lectures and talks
by men who had traveled and who had
achieved? What would it have meant
to the boys who didn't succeed, who
might have been helped to help them
selves to keep clean minds and sound
bodies? Boys are still coming from
the country, nights must still be
passed, ambition !s still strong in the
big teens and little 20's. Don't you
think that you ought to help dig the
"safe thoroughfare." The Y. M. C. A.
bas outgrown its finances, just because
it hasn't outgrown its usefulness.
Those inside its doors aren't one,
two, three to the number waiting on
the steps. It needs money for Ameri
can manhood, to keep cleanliness in
youth, to broaden brains and backs.
It needs some cf your money as
much as you can afford to give.
It needs it badly NOW.
road." The public is invited to these
MRS. LOUISA SIMMS
DIES AT HOME TODAY
Mrs. Louisa Simms (colored) died
at her home, nn Eighth avenue,
this morning at 9 o'clock after an
illness of four months vlth bron
chitis. She was about 4 5 years of
age and was born in Randolph, Mo.,
coming to this city nine years ago.
She was married to William Simms at
Kewanee In 1902. Besides her hus
band, she is survived by four sisters,
Mrs. James Baker of Moberly, Mo.,
Mrs. Sasan Moore of St. Louis, Mrs.
Barbara Christian, Moberly, Mo.,
Mrs. Bell Woods of Kansas City, Mo.,
a half brother, George Smith of Kan
sas City and one son by her first
Patrick Ahern, an old settler of Rock
Island county and a resident of this
city for over 50 years, died at his
home, 426 plxth street, last night at
6:30, death being due to the infirmi
ties of age. Mr. Ahern had been ill
He was born in County Waterford,
Ireland, In March, 1832. When a young
man he worked in England and Wales
for several years, in the steel mills and
on the docks at Liverpool, and came to
America in 1864, immediately taking
up his residence in this city. He fol
lowed steamboating from that time un
til his marriage to Miss Sarah Dowl
ing in 1868. Subsequent to that time
he was employed at the Rock Island
Plow company for a number of years,
was employed by the city for 20 years
at the waterworks, and was the cus
todian of Garnsey square for nine
years. His wife preceded him in death
two years ago. He is survived by a
son, James, and, a daughter, Mary, both
The funeral will be held from the
home Friday morning at 9 o'clock, and
services will also be held from St. Jo
seph's church, Dean J. J. Qulnn offici
ating. Burial will take place at Cal
Charles Springborne, aged 45, died
Secures a Divorce.
Judge F. D. Ramsay this afternoon
granted a divorce decree to Ada M.
Baker of Sherrard. She filed the peti
tion on the grounds that her husband,
William M. Baker was guilty of adultery.
husband, William Wright, of Omaha, at the home of his BiBter, Mrs. L. Fro-
Neb. The remains will be taken to
Moberly, Mo., for burial Friday
Services at Settlement.
The subject of Dr. A. D. Reed's ser
mon at the West End Settlement for
ths evening is "The Straight Rail-
Miss .Marie Bruhm has returned
from a six months' visit in Los An
Mr. and- Mrs. Claude Meyers of!
South Bend, Ind., are visiting Mrs.
Meyers sister, Mrs. O. E. Sippell,
2718 Eighth avenue.
Searle Meeting Postponed.
Owing to the prevailing conditions
and excitement, the meeting that was
to have "been held in the First ward
tonight, in the interest of Mr. Searle's
candidacy for congress, has been post
poned to a later date.
Cynthia Haskell to Fletcher E. Mil
ler, oart lots 2. 3. block 11. Wait &
Walker's First addition, Reynolds,
Robert G. Pearce to Mary L. March,
north 30 feet lot 6, all lot 7, First ad
dition Edgewood park, Rock Island,
Hartz, 'Marshall and Smith to Maria
Ralthel, lot 19, block 5, Island View
Heights addition. Rock Island. $700.
William R. Carothers to John Cur
ry, w 14, n. w. i'i, section 8-16-Zw,
Harry Schaum .to Philip Schaum,
lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, block 2. J. T. Camp
bell's addition to Rock Island, $1.
Lewis Roofing company to Edward
W. Lewis, tract in n. w. , n. w. Vi.
section 3C-18-2W., $5,000.
Wants 48-Year Franchise.
Dixon, March 27. Charles A. Mon
roe, vice president of the Public Ser
vice company of northern Illinois,
which has has options on the gas, elec
tric and railroad systems in Dixon, De
Kalb, Delavan, Piano, Oregon. Fulton,
Genoa, Hampshire, Klrkland, Mendota
and Hlnkley, was before the Business
Men's association and city1 council last
night asking an extension of the pres
ent city franchise to 48 years. Mr.
Monroe advocated the appointment of
a state commission to fix rates for
public service of this kind and said
that a siKKial committee of the state
legislature now has an investigation in
charge looking toward that end.
All the news all the time The
The benefit masquerade ball which
was to have been given tomorrow even
ing by backers of the Happy Corner
baseball team, has necessarily been
postponed because of the armony be
ing occupied by militia during the cur
rent disturbances. If all is quiet, the
ball will be held one week from to
dell, 726 Third street, yesterday r
ternoon at 2:15 after an illness of
four months with tuberculosis and
He w as born in Rock Island Jan. 8,
1867, and had lived here practically
his entire life. He received his edu
cation' in the public schools. For a
number of years past he had been
employed by various concerns in the
capacity of laborer. He is survived
by one sister, Mrs. Leonard Frodell,
of tnis city.
The funeral will be held from the
Frodell residence, 726 Third street,
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
F. J. Rolf officiating. Burial will
take place at Chippiannock cemetery.
CARL J. F. SrHROETHER.
Carl J. F. Schroether, 1819 Sev
enteenth street, died last night at
10:15, tuberculosis being the cause of
death. He had been ill but six weeks.
1 He was born In Rock Island May 9,
It Was Truly Spring Time
at the McCabe Opening today. The wealth
of real flowers and ferns, the merry warblings
of the birds, the brightness everywhere, all
added a reality that left no doubt in any mind
that spring had really come to McCabe's at
The lavish display of beautiful fabrics, the
many novelties for mi-lady's adornment, the
handsome garments direct from the fashion
centers, the bewitching millinery, the rich dra
peries, the thousands of other new and elegant
things for street wear or for the home are on
display at every turn throughout this great
It afforded us great pleasure to see so
many of our friends today and have them en
joy the afternoon tea with our compliments.
The Opening continues throughout the
week and regardless of weather, you may be
sure of finding it beautiful and springlike here.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL. VulZ'a XtZZS. J