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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. AVEDXESDAY, APRIL 17, 1912.
A TRI-CITY CLUB
FOR GLASS A BALL
IN ANOTHER YEAR
Proposition That Pats Rock Is
land, Moline and Davenport
in Major League.
SCHEME IS LOGICAL ONE
Chance to Get in Western if Nothing
Better I Offered Time to
Act I Now.
little doubt that the war department, IT
the matter were properly presented,
would consent to the building of a dia
mond there. The Rock Island Arsenal
Golf club has established a precedent.
A trl-clty baseball club might reason
ably expect the Fame consideration
that a tri-city golf club is given. Any
citizen of the United Suites has ex
actly the same rights on the island
premises as any other citizen has and
the average resident of the tri-cities.
who has neither the means nor the
leisure to play golf, feels that he has
something coming from your Uncle
Samuel. If he were given the privil
ege of attending baseball games at
a public park on the island undoubted
ly 'he would be satisfied.
There need be no trouble about the
name for such a club. Of course, if
the grounds were on the island, it
ought to be the Rock Island club, or at
least the Island City club, but no
doubt MoHne and Davenport would ob
ject and we should not be so selfish as
to insist. Let it be plain Tri-City club
and Incorporate it both in Illinois and
Iowa, if there be any trouble on this
score. Everybody in the United
States who reads baseball scores
would woon learn what the word "Tri-
! City" stood for. Of course the news
paper men would all be desirous of
'covering" the games for the press as
sociations and the metropolitan pa
pers, tut that could be solved by
passing the honors around and always
dating dispaches "'Rock Island Arsen
al." When the team won each city
would have the privilege of claiming
the honor therefor, and when it lost
the blame might be put upon the other
partners in the enterprise. In short,
we ought to get baseball by this plan
with a maximum of the desirable fea
tures and a minimum of those of the
A TRI-CITY DIRECTORATE.
The directorate should be made up
of an equal number of men from each
of the three cities and the manage
ment should be without local bias.
Of course the mere suggestion of
tri-city baseball will not lead any
where unless it Is taken up and car
ried forward systematically. The
commercial organizations of the three
cities should e able to handle the mat
ter and make a success of it. Assur
edlv there could be no more effective
way of keeping the three cities in the
public eye than this and it would have
the advantage of being self-sustaining
1 of tending to create a community
of interest that would scarcely be es
tablished by any other means.
Now is a good time to begin look
ing for a possible berth 1n a class A
league. Also, being campaign year,
there is a fine chance to make arrange-
i mei:ts with the national administra
i tion for the use of a desirable tract of
the island for public amusement purposes.
BY E. E. BUFFUM.
Class A baseball for Rock Island.
Doesn't that listen good? And yet
there it no valid reason why we
shouldn't have it next year, with the
cooperation of Moline and Davenport.
The Argus already has suggested a
tri-clfy baseball team, and now, while
Rock Island Is having an off year, so
far ag the national game is concerned.
It is a good time to think the matter
over. Moline will have nothing this
year to interfere with earnest cogita
tion along this line, aad Davenport,
It is barely possible may be in the
came nositicn ere the end of the pres
ent season, for the status of the old
Three Ee l:afcue is assuredly a little
doubtful. Rock Island wants baseball.
So doeg Moline, in cooperation with
Rock Island, and Davenport fans
would be in a bad way if the Three
Kye blew up.
Experience has shown that Class R
baseball is a little too stiff for either
of the ci'ieH to support year in and
jear out, but, taking Rock Island, Mo
line and Davenport together, with a
combined population of 125'(o, a class
A team could be maintained and be a
nioney-niaker at that. So let's pool
our interests and have the class A
I I IO is STRFNC.TH.
In another ear or two very likely,
there will be a third major league that
vill take several cities away from the
American association, which circuit
will then be looking for new terri
tory. The Western league would like j
to get away from Denver, which is i
f h r out of the wav and the altitude of
which handicaps the work of visiting
)laers. The tri cities are in an ad
vantageous position to become a can
didate for entrance to either of these j
circuits, and both furnish a class of i
1 aHn;tll that uoiild be well patroniz
ed here. 1
There is only one logical plate fori
a lias'-ba I pari-, should a tri-city club
be organized, and thnt is on gove
n etit piojH-rty at the west end of tho
tirseiirf! of Ro. k Island. A park so j TllP campaign for a $30,000 fund,
1.. rule, I would In- mom convenient of !wi.h wnion , assure the building of a
ii.csh from nl! thri-e ririeg th.n any nPW parochial school for St. Joseph's
Hint could b." er.taiil.ahed in either of . j.jiri h. Is proceeding at a rapid pace,
the i itjes would jo that city alone. ' anl p(.0( r(.glJit8 are being obtained.
Then- ih n npl; i.li(l location for a j um, TOUs Protestants have made vol
::uMord j'lM asi of the Ho-k Island untarv donaMons to the fund, and oth-
i ers who wish to do so can forward
OF CITY'S ALLEYS
Commissioner Reynolds Puts
Ten Teams and as Many
Men at Work.
Work Will Be Pushed and Force Now
at Work Will Be Doubled
Within Few Days.
A sang at 19 men and 10 teams was
put to work yesterday morning under
the direction of Commissioner Robert
R. Reynolds to begin the fepring clean
ing of alleys. Commissioner Rey
nolds will place another gang of the
same number at work next week. He
expects that it will take five "weeks to
finish the work and that the approxi
mate cost will be $4,500. The alleys
have not been touched since last fall
because of lack of funds in the ap
propriation and so their condition at
he present time is extreme. Pile tip
on pile of rubbish must be cleared
away before the work is completed.
Yesterday the appropriation for the
coming year, 1912-13 was available and
that made it possible for the beginning
of the work by Commissioner Rey
nolds. Though the funds for the com
ing year are available, the appropria
tions will not be set aside for a fort
night at least.
HAVE MORE MONEY.
The funds available for immediate
use this year will exceed the amount
of last year and there will not be so
much need for the payment of old
debts, though tie city commission will
still be hampered in that line. During
the last year, the commission has
worked its duties into systematic
shape and the amount for salaries dur
ing the coming year will not be so
great as a year ago. The department
of accounts and finances was the only
one this last year that kept under the
cost of running the same department
the previous year.
the W. C. Groves of Davenport, Pleas
ant Valley and Lyons, Iowa, camp Xo.
85 and Grove No. 27 acting as hosts
on this occasion.
W. a W. State Managers J. W.
Croft of Illinois, and J. W. Geiger of
Iowa, Trill be present, as well as Mrs.
Emma B. Manchester, supreme guard
ian of the Woodmen circle. Mrs. Ida
Kelly, supreme banker, Mrs. Furman,
state manager of Iowa, and W. H.
Hughes, state manager of Illinois, all
of the Woodmen circle, will also at
Camp No. 85 has purchased a new
set of officers robes which will be
used Tor the first time that night, in
conferring the protection degree which
will be done without rituals.
The dance committee of camp Xo.
85 lias arranged for the first of a ser
ies of dances to be given during the
summer at the Watch Tower Inn, to
take place Thursday evening May 2.
NEAR THE RECORD
Congealed Vapor Has Come
Down Only Twice at Later
Date Than This.
TOP MARK IS APRIL 30
Unless Freeze Occurs Now, No Great
Harm Will Be Done by To
ST. JOSEPH'S BUILDING
rn : cuinc a cniic n a y cddcc
FUND GHUWINu PAbl "
SETS THE POLICE
Mrs. Fred Foster Has Spouse
Haled Before Magistrate
tfHfl emhanK n-i'iit unci the fte is one
that the invrrnnirnt h'i;- ::o present
use for and. in, fact, is not IikoIv ever
Ut lire.) for u".ena! purposes, Grounds
Wights he established west of Fort
Arinstrofis r.veme. but a prewt dc;il
of fiKii tr wo:!i have to be do.le and
:he expense :.,; ;e heavy.
IIIKU. MM TJOV
No better use tluin :.s an amuse
ment p.irk i o'.ld be (ievivd for the
western part .f the Ulanil and there is
Iluhby Says Wife's Nagging Caused
Him to Drink She Says His
Drinking Made Her Talk.
' Cheer np. Today's snow doesn't
necessarily mean that your garden is
ruined or that spring has been side
tracked. Unless the thermometer
goes below the freezing point
which same is not very likely your
garden stuff will not be greatly in
jured unless it has already attained
considerable growth, in which case
the danger is greater. The seeds
which have not j-et poked their heads
alove ground will hardly notice tbe
snow. All growth will naturally be
retarded, however, the length of time
depending on the continuity of the
COMES NEAR THE RECORD.
The snow fall today comes very
near equaling the record for this vi
cinity, not in amount, but in the late
ness of the season. Records at ttie
government weather bureau in Dav
enport show that the latest real snow
that ever occurred around here came
April 30 in 1907. At that time meas
urements showed a fall of .6 of an
inch. There have been traces r
snow several times in the month of
May, but never enough to measure.
April 21, 1SH3, about an inch and a
half of snow fell and the present fall
, is next in point of date. The hear
i Jest snow recorded for April came
lru.t year, six inches having fallen
their gifts through H. E. C'asteel or M.
, . against him bv his
1'ion .n the V M. C. A. campaign, in , , .
. . t . i ,. , . . who complained t
men me lainuncs woiKeu su eueigei-lcally.
I hereby give notice that I will not
be responsible for any debts con
tracted by my wife, Mrs. Gertrude Tay
lor, after this date.
April 15. 1912. AIEXIS C. TAYLOR
Fred Foster went to the county
jail for a period of iu days this morn
ing as the result of charges lodged
s wife, .Mary Foster,
plained that he was drunk
and was creating a disturbance. And
when the faithless Fred is free again,
he will probably find that his better
half has left him. never to return to
his protecting care. That is, she
will he one when he returns if sue
keeps her word. She politely informed
her husband of 14 years' standing that
she is done with him for all time.
From the statement that Fred made
this morning, he will probably attempt
tc get his wife to change her m.nd
when he is free, for he says she is
"good as gold, except that she chews
the rag too much.''
WHICH IS ITf
She will admit that but says that his
drinking is enough to make anyone
do a little talking. He turns right
around and says that her talking Is
enough to make any one do a little
drinking. But the argument is all in
the wife's favor. Yesterday was the
last day of a four-day spree for Fred.
He was called out of a saloon by his
wife, but refused to go home and De
rated her soundly for interfering with
what he termed pleasure. Finally
three or four men led him home. He
began to dismantle the place and emp
ty it of its furnishings. His wife
dared not go home, she said, and so
called the police.
SENT TO WATERTOWN
William Xepka, who some time ago
attempted suicide over his wife's
grave in Chippiannock cemetery and
who afterward voluntarily went to
me Watertown hospital for treatment,
was taken before Judge Olmsted In
the county court this afternoon and
after the evidence of several physi
cians was heard, was committed to
the asylum permanently. Under the
conditions made at the time of Nep
ka's voluntary commitment, he was
to be allowed his freedom upon giv
ing three days' notice and today's ac
tion is a result of such a request, it
being deemed advisable to retain him
in the institution.
STATE SESSION OF
ROYAL ARCANUM ON
The state convention of the Royal
Arcanum convened in Moline at 9
o'clock this morning with several
hundred delegates in attendance. From
Chicago alone came 147 on a special
train. Mayor M. R. Carlson of Moline
delivered an address of welcome at
the opening of the meeting which was
presided over by Richard E. Kropf of
Chicago, state grand regent.
Rockford and Decatur delegates are
already busy trying to land the 1313
convention for their cities.
At the College Auditorium
Second Avecue, Rock Island
At Eteht O'clock
The Best Investment
man can make is money spent
for some good article for the home,
something that will promote the health
and comfort of the family
Such a device is the
Lion Tank water neater
with more real "home comfort" to the square inch than any
thing else you can buy.
With this heater in your kitchen you can be absolutely sure of
a steady supply of pure scalding water at all times, in the
kitchen, bath and laundry. ,
The Lion cannot stop up, does not leak or give any rusty water.
Cannot possibly explode and the price of $12 installed is very
Isn't it worth while investigating?
JAIL NEGRO FOR
Marion Manley of Keokuk
Sent to Bruner's Hotel
for 20 Days.
ARRESTED BY THE POLICE
Had Hung Around Present Abode of
Wife for Nine Hours in Kflfort
to See Her.
at 2:30. Burial took
place at Chip-
H. A. "Weld returned to the city this
morning from a business trip to
Springfield and Peoria.
General Edward Kittiisen, accom
panied by his son Arthur, left for Ore
gon on an extended business trip.
Mrs. M. Dillon is temporarily acting
as cashier at the New Harper, owing
to the serious Illness of Mrs. Bessie
Miss Nellie White hag returned to
Omaha after a visit at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William White
of this city.
A. E. Wlsherd, traveling passenger
agent for the Wlsherd line steamers,
with headquarters at St Louis, was in
Rock Island yesterday.
Mrs. J. W. Legge left for her home in
San Jose, Cal., after an extended visit
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. N.
Myers, 1900 Twelfth avenue.
Charles F. Stauduhar left for St
Joseph, Minn., to take charge of some
building work that his father. Archi
tect G. P. Stauduhar, has under con
Frank Rodecker of 565 Webb
street, South Rock Island, has been
called to Cleveland, Ohio, on account
of the death of his father, Jacob
Rodecker, who died at the age of 97
AGED MAN IS DEAD AS
RESULT OF EXPOSURE
As the result of exposure, Fritz
Stieger. 55 years old, died in Mercy
hospital last evening at 7 o'clock. He
was Ifound in a deserted barn at 904
West Second street Davenport, yes
terday and rushed to the hospital.
Three days in the unsheltered barn
caused pneumonia, and that coupled
with advanced age, brought about
Stieger's death. His wife died last
November. There are no known rela
Marion Manley, a Keokuk negro,
got in bad yesterday when he spent
ti'e most of his time in a vain en
deavor to get a peep at his wife, who
was forced to leave him last Jan
uary and come back to the home of
relatives in this city. It is said that
sbe had to come back barefooted be
cause her husband neglected, to pro
vide for her. But any rate, Manley's
efforts brought him 20 days in the
county jail. His hearing was held be
fore Justice C. J. Schroeder in the
police court and about five witnesses
gave lengthy recitals as to tne hap
penings of yesterday. Manley spent
about nine hours near the domicile
of his wife's mother because he want
ed just one glimpse of his wife.
SEn "BLI.D" CALLS.
Failing in his purpose, he sent a
"blind" call to the police and saw to
it that three other calls were sent.
It was only when Manley's ma-in-law
sent a distress signal to the police
that they learned of the real trou
ble. Two officers were rushed to the
scene, Kignth street and Seventh ave
nue, and found Manley, surrounded
by two score of youths, attempting
to start something. He was warned
to leave, but failed so to do and the
police found him there when they re
turnee a few minutes later. Manley
v-ants to secure a divorce from his
w:fe and he was advised to pursue
different methods when he is done
with his incarceration.
STRUCT FOR TED OY
The republican congressional con
vention of the 14th district met at
Monmouth today and named as dele
gates to the national convention of the
party, F. G. Allen of Moline and W. J.
Graham of Aledo. The alternates are
E. W. Wilcox of McDonough county
and E. C. Hardin of Warren county.
They were given instructions to vote
for the nomination of Theodore
Roosevelt to lead the republican party
at the November elections.
l ney were also instructed to pre
sent the name of John V. Whiteman
of Biggsville for presidential elector.
USES A RAZOR TO
Archie E. Burllngameof Moline, who
had been a voluntary patient at Wat
ertown hospital since last December,
committed suicide at the hospital in
his room last evening. He cut his
throat with a razor which he had evi
dently secured in the shaving room. Ha
was found by William Taylor, an at
tendant and was dead at the time. At
supper time last night he was in good
spirits and gave no Intimation of his
intention to take his own life.
He was born in Delvin, 111., Sept. 23,
1879, and came to Moline in 1895. For
five years he was employed as a mail
carrier. Following a nervous brake
down he went to Watertown. Sur
viving him are bis mother, a sister and
Loses Four Fingers.
Emll Johnson of Fifth avenue and
Forty-fifth street ftock Island, lost
four fingers of his left hand la an
accident at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon
in the Moline Furniture works, where
he is employed as a shaper. The knife
of the woodcutting machine accidental
ly came In contact with his hand and
severed the fingers at the second joints.
The injured members were cared for
at the office of a physician.
news all the time. Tb
The meeting place for the Woodmen
of the World class Introduction, April
23 has been changed from Armory hail
to the K. C hall. The Woodmen cir
cle meeting which takes place th."
same evening will be at Math's hall.
After the initiatory work, both orders
will hold a joint meeting at the K. C.
hall, where refreshments will be serv
ed and addresses made by prominent
members of the two orders who will
These meetings will be participated
In by the three ,W. O. W. camps of
THvetport, camp No. 91 of Moline and
DEERE & CO. PURCHASE
BIG WISCONSIN PLANT
Officials of Deere & Co, of Moline
today announced the purchase of the
Van Bmndt plant r HeH-!?r v-;-Wisconsin
cocern is noted as the larg
est maufacturer of seeding machines ikin
On Beauty Onltnre at Majestic The
atre Thursday Evening.
Thursday evening, the first of three
lectures on beauty culture wil) be
given by Mr. Williams, an expert
from Chicago. Mr. Williams is a man
' of exceptional ability in this line and
will speak on how to care for the
of the face, hands and scalp
In the work. The Deere people nave through the best and most inexpen
long since been handling the output t-ive methods. Every lady of Rock
of the firm. Island should hear Mr. Williams at
the Majestic theatre Thursday even
ing at S o'clock. No admission will
Eagles' families and sweethearts are
i-. .. i.ufcu to attend the house
party at the Eagles' home Thursday
evening April IS. Dancing and refresh
ments free. All Eagles are invited to
Funeral of Mark Ragler.
The funeral of Mack Ragler (colored),
who was fatally stabbed Sunday, was
held from Knox's chapel this afternoon
are the best, safest and
do not cost any more than
others. Prices from
$2.50 to $125
Plain or enameled and
with porcelain or glass
Come in and look over the
finest line you jever saw.
Allen. Mvers & Company
THE EXCLUSIVE STOVE STORE.