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THE ROCK: TSTTAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1912.
FOR YOUNG MEN'S
NEW HOME HERE
Property on Southwest Corner
of Twentieth Street and
Fifth Avenue Bought.
IS AN IDEAL LOCATION
I'roride Ample Space for a 'Flaj.
ground to Surround liuilding
Is Good Feature.
The new Y. M. C A. build
ing will be located at the south
west corner of Fifth avenue
and Twentieth street, according to an
announcement given out by the build
ing committee today.
Ever since the close "of the whirl
wind campaign a month ago, the com
mittee has been on the cunt for the
right location. Nine different sites
were considered, and the relative ad
vantages were carefully weighed in an
effort to find what will be absolutely
the best location in the ci'y for the
structure. The members of the com
mittee believe that they have accom
plished this aim in the choice of the
The property has a frontage of ISO
feet on Fifth avenue and l.V) free on
Twentieth street This will make it
possible to erect a building of impos
ing appearance, and with an interior
arrangement of the best and most con
venient sort. The location is conven
ient to all the. street cars, fnd appears
to be the ideal one for the building.
MTB UKt i:khv tllVAVnr.K.
The large extent of the ground makes
possible the realization of a plan
which has been In tlj" minds of the
committee from the start. That is.
iiot only to have a splendid building
for indoor work, but to include with
It nn outdoor gymnasium which will
provide for recreation throughout the
year. As It has !. n In th.- pas', it
has been necessary each summer to
close up all gym 'labium work, b cause
the gymnasium becomes too warm for
comfort In hot weather. As there has
been no convenient dare available in
the past, but little pTiyslral and ath
letic work has been attempted In
The new building will probably cov
er an area of about SO by 150 feet,
whl'h will leave a spare of about 100
by K.o feet for the outdoor gymnasium
and playground Thb; outdoor ground
will probably Include a tinder run
ning track, tenniii court", basketball
courts, and room for other games, as
well as various pieces of playground
apparatus. Dining the summer sea
son all physical wink will be transfer
red to the open a r. and the physical
director will be ktpt bu.--y doing play
ground work. Of course, the grounds
will be la!d out with a view to land
scape effeits. anil the whole insti'u'lon
will be a greut addition to that part
of the city. The establishment of such
a "breathing spot" right in the heart
of the city will mean much for the
convenience and comfort of all con
cerned. With the magnificent swim
ming pool to be provided through the
special gift of Mrs. J. F. Robinson, lo
cated Just at hand, this playground will
undoubtedly become the most popular
resort In the city for men and boys
during the summer as well as in win
TO PREPARE PLAXS AT OXCE,
Now that the lot hag been selected,
the matter of preparing the plans for
the new building will be pushed as
rapidly as possible. It is the intention
to have the plans adopted and the
contracts let at the earliest possible
moment, and to have the building
ready or use as soon as that can be
done. And it may be mentioned, by
the way, that the policy of the commit
tee is to have all the work done by
home talent, just so far as that is pos
sible. It Is important that all subscribers
to the fund make their first pay
ments as soon as they can do so, in'
order that the money may be on hand
to pay for the lot. Hundreds of con
tributors have already made payment,
and many of them have paid their
pledges in full. This is not necessary,
of course, but it is a matter of great
help to the committee to have such
payments made in full as can be con
veniently done, and they appreciate
fully all such aid.
Payments to the fund should be
made at the Y. M. C. A. office, in the
old building, and checks should be
made payable to C. E. Sharpe, treasur
er of the building fund. With today,
ttli rot narmpnt nt rttlo-fifth horamo
due, and the office was fairly swamped
with the influx of money. They hope
that the swamping business may con
tinue for several days, until all have
The spirit shown by subscribers w-ho !
have been paying their pledges has
been a a matter of great encourage
ment to thos?e who have the matter in
band. Almost without exception, the
money is paid in cheerfully, and
with expressions of interest in the
! good work, and gratification at the
j success of the project.
I The members of the building com
ImiUee feel that it is now up to them
' to see that the money is spent in a
j way that will get the most for it for
i the city that is paying it. The per
j Funnel of the committee is a sufficient
I guarantee that the matter will be
handled in a business-like way. The
same committee that raised the money
is charged with the duty of spending
1 it in the erection of the building. It
includes H. E. Casteel, JI. S. Cable.
S. S. Davis, W. 11. Marshall, J. H. Hau
berg, C. E. Sharpe, L. S. McCabe, and
W. A. Rosenfield, and these men will
(ee to it that Rock Island gets its
It is perfectly safe to predict that
with the lot which has been purchased,
and the kind of building that is pro
jected, Hock It-land will have one of
the best Y. M. C. A. plants in all the
land for a city of its r-ize, and one that
will compare favorably with many
AT WATCH TOWER
The national convention of the
United Christian party, now known as
the Christian Patriots, was held at
the Watch Tower today, about a doz
en delegates being in attendance.
They represented five different Btate8 1 2au guel
der the deceased was a member. Bur
ial wili take place at Calvary cemetery.
while letters and telegrams came neii
from a dozen or so more. . Prominent
among those at the convention were
Daniel B . Turney of Deeatur, the par
ty's candidate for president, Camuel
C. Carter, candidate for vice presi
dent, National Chairman William R.
Benkert, Henry A. Simpson of Pana,
111., and William Singer of Danville.
The convention was opened at 9
o'clock this morning with devotional
exercises, after which John Fry of
Rock Island was named chairman and
Mr. Turney as secretary. Business
matters were discussed until noon
when the candidates sat down to din
ner. The greater part of the afternoon
was spent in the consideration of a
platform, three drafts being present-!
ed for adoption. They differ but
little in the material all of them de
claring for the decalogue as the stan
dard of government and equal suff
rage. A resolution calling upon Congress
man I.'S. Pepper of Iowa to bring
up before congress again the advisa
bility of the adoption of the deca
logue was carried unanimously and
assurances from the congressman
that he would do bo were given
Tonight at the Times auditorium
In Davenport the party's standard
bearers will address the public on
JOHX P. MAXWELL.
John P. Maxwell, for nine years
the Davenport manager of the Pitts
burgh Plate Glass company, died this
morning in St. Lukes hospital after
a long illness of chronic kidney trou
ble. He was born in Scotland, April
2, 1S76, and came to this country
when 13 years old, settling in Mi
lwaukee. He leaves his widow and a
Funeral services will be
COUNTY BAR HAS
in the Hill chapel, Davenport,
tomorrow, and the body will be taken
to Milwaukee for burial.
OTTO KLl'G, JR.
Otto Kulg, Jr., one of Davenport's 1
best known and most highly respect -ed
citizens, died this morning at his
home, 1914 Lilly avenue, that city,
after a brief illness. Mr. Klug was
born in Davenport, Jan. 21, 1S70.
and was educated in the public
schools there. He subsequently re
moved to St. Louis, where he con
tinued his studies for three years, af
terwards returning to Davenport. He
was married to Miss Jessa Lacheur
April 10, 1901. For the past eight
years Mr. Klug has been employed
at the establishment of J . H. C. Pet
ersen s Sons, where he held a re
Besides the widow, he Is survived 1
by his mother, Mrs. Otto Klug, Sr.,
three sisters, Mrs. Henry Peterson,1
and Mrs. William Haase of Daven
port, and Mrs. Robert Wagner of
Rock Island, and the Misses Lily and
Freda at home. !
The funeral will be held from the
home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
FX'XERAL OF MRS. WHTTXEY.
The funeral of Mrs. Katherine E.
Whitney, who died yesterday morn
ing, was held from the home, 217
Fifteenth street, this afternoon at 4
o'clock. Rev. Granville H. Sherwood
of Trinity Epiecopal church officiat
ing. Services were private. Burial
took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
The funeral of John L. Smith, who
died Monday night, was held from ;
The Rock Island County Bar asso-1 the home of the son, C. E. Smith, 937
elation held its annual election of j Twentieth street, this afternoon at ;
officers in a meeting at the court ! 2 o'clock, Rev. W. S. Marquis of the
house this afternoon and those who i Broadway Presbyterian church offi-
served for the past year were unani
mously returned to office . They are:
President B. D. Connelly.
Secretary James Johnston.
Treasurer John J. Ingram.
The president will shortly appoint
p banquet committee which will ar
range for a banquet at which the chief
topic of discussion will be certain
needed court reforms.
EXTORTION CASE UP
BEFORE C. J. SMITH
elating. The bearers were H. P.
Grcenawalt, Fred W. Rink, T. H. ;
Dolly, Joseph B. Ingalls, George L. i
Srhmid anl S. C. Taylor. Burial
took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
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KIM2HAI, OK MRS. WASHBin. j
The funeral of Mrs. Edith Wash-
burn, who died yesterday mornine. :
will be held from the home, 1812 For-
street, tomorrow afternoon at
church, officiating. Burial will
rlace at Chippiannock cemetery.
j Adjourn Widening Hearing.
i Special Master in Chancery Albert
i Huber, has indefinitely postponed the
! Second street widening hearing be
cause of the absence of Attorney M.
K. Sweenev from the city.
The cases against Attorney W. J.
McEniry and Morris Brien, his client,
in which Walter Rirhtmann charges
I the defendants with extortion, were
t taken nil in rmlir rrinrt tliita muffl
ing before Magistrate C. J. Smith.
At noon adjournment was taken till
2 o'clock this afternoon.
The defense seeks to prove that
$25 was received from Richtmann as
settlement for the alleged false im- extensive enough
prisoninent or unen and that no of- i owners have called
o'clock and from the South
chapel at 2 o'clock. Rev.
G. Oglevee, assistant pas
of Broadway Presbyterian
Ask Change of Plan.
The action of the board of local im
provements for the paving of Tenth
avenue from Nineteenth to Twenty
first streets, has meet with some ob
jection, not because the improvement
is undesirable, but because it is not
AND FRIDAY SALE OF
New Spring Suits
It's an Underprice Purchase
of Several Surplus Lots
Suits Made to Sell for
$12.50, $15.00 and $16.50
in One Big Group . . . .
The Group Includes Suits of black serge with
" white stripes. Navy blue
serge suits. Black-and-white shepherd check suits.
Gray serge suits. Mixtures and fancies.
The Plain Tailored and Fancy Kinds For instance: some have
novelty striped collars and reveres, others have dressy collars of
satin or radium silk, striking wide reveres of white broadcloth, or
mayhap a few smart buttons or ornamentation. All sizes in the
More of Those Wonderful
$25.00 and $30.00 Suits at
100 in this lot hardly enough for a days selling! Serges, whip
cords and mannish suitings in distinguished plain or dressy styles,
trimmed with heavy broadcloth, silk, satin or silk braid.
All sizes, including extra large, up to 47 butt.
Choice of Suits Worth $30,
$35 and up to $40 for . . .
Plain and fanciful styles, many are copies of foreign models.
Some are richly trimmed in silk, braids and buttons; plain and two
toned whipcords, serges, mannish and English mixtures, shepherd
checks, halrlin and fancy stripes; all sizes for women and mioses.
All sizes, including extra large, up to 47 bust,
New Spring Skirts SPECIAL
Skirts That Would be Splendid Values at $5 and
$6 for ro QO
mlsh Ullor Jl J
Fine all-wool blue, black and tan serges, plain and shadow stripes,
cloths, in the much-wanted grays, light, dark and medium shades.
Ail the season's best styles, including the high, girdle model, panel front and back. All regular sad ex
tra large siaes.
$7.50 to $10.00 High-Class Spring Skirts for
New whipcords and fine man cloths in tans and grays and fine
serges in black, blue and white. A H the new etlea.
"THERMS a lot
of minor points
that help to make
our boys and chil
dren's clothes su
perior'; three im
portant ones are
the quality, the
price and the
rvorkm an ship
used in these garments.
In prey, red, blue, black and white
check, and tan: ages 3 to lb': prices,
$3.95 to $10.
Norfolk and double breasted styles in
new weaves and shades; prices" from
$3.93 to I? 18; special values, $7.50.
liustor Thrown, Sailor Blouse and Mili
tary Collared wash suits, in linens,
chambray, percale and gingham fab
rics; apes 2'2 to 9; prices, 50c to $3.95.
Shirts and Blouses
With soft collars attached and separ
ate detached soft collars to match, 50c,
75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
"Outfitters for all mankind"
linon mpnihpria nf
ifense was committed by accepting the; the board to have them change their
money and dropping the prosecution ; plans to include Tenth avenue from
of Kiehtmann and Minne on charges ; Twenty-third to Twelfth street and in
of false imprisonment. The prosecu- ! addition to the paving, map out plans
tion lipids that such cases cannot he, for a storm drain which shall earo fr
settled in this way, and further, al
leges that the money was extorted
with threat of profiecution.
ADMITS GUILT AND
IS FINED BY COURT
Carrie Mahon, arrested on the
charge of renting a house of illfame.
appeared in the county court this after
noon and entered a plea of guilty to
the charge. Judge R. V. Olmsted fin
ed her 30 and copts which she paid.
The above is the first conviction on
the many indictments returned by the
j recent special grand j'iry.
the vicinity, it is probable that the
past action of the board will be set
aside and the new project taken into
Vedrines Still Alive.
Paris, May 1. Jules Vedrines, who
while flying over his birthplace at
Saint Denis, a suburb of Paris, met
with a serious accident, is still
in a critical condition, but the sur
geons in attendance express the opin
ion that there is some hope for his
for id A IUrrbon
MI XE1 i.if. mnsn.
Miss Nellie Hudson, daughter of
R. H. Hudson, a former resident of
this city, died in Godfrey, III., Mon
day night as the result of a long ill
; ness caused by erysipelas and a com
: plication of diseases. The remains
arrived in Rock Island this morning
jprd burial will take place tomorrow
l morning in Chippiannock cemetery
j following brief services at the grave, i
! Rev. J. L. Vance, pastor of the United
i Presbyterian church, will be in charge j
iof the services. Miss Hudson was
! born in Scotland 3 8 years ago. Her!
father was formerly connected with
I the Rock Island-Peoria road as audit
jor, and until his removal from this
jcity 12 years ago. Miss Hudson re
.eldel here. Since then she had
male her home with him in Chi
cago. Miss Hudson leaves her fa
jther, step-mother and a brother,
j James, the latter a resident of this
i city. She was a member of the Unit
ed Presbyterian church.
Stephen Condon died at St. An
thonys hospital this morning at 2:30
after an illness of but a few weeks.
He was born rn Rock Island Dec. 27.
1860, and had made his home here
all his life. He had been employed
as a switchman with different rail
roads He is survived by a sister, Mrs.
Oeorge Wright, of this city, and three
brothers. Will and Dr. C. C. Con
don of Rock Island ana John of Dav
jenport. The funeral will be held
. from Sacred Heart church tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. J. F.
Lockney officiating. Service will also
'be in charge of members of local
( aerie, Xo. 956, of Eagles, which or- i druggist.
Seek Moline Franchise.
The Tri-City Home Automatic
Telephone company filed petitions
with the Moline city clerk today for
an election in regard to the grant
ing of a franchise to the company by
the city of Moline. The petitions
were signed by 2,300, approximate
ly half of the Moline vote, secured at
the cost of 7 '-a cents per name.
Officer Comes for Survey.
Colonel S. O. Tropp arrived from
Springfield this morning to conduct
a survey of the stores of Company
A of this city at the Armory hall.
The survey is made at the Instance of
Captain E. H. Dunavin, who seeks
to secure a correct inventory of the
goods and chattels of the local company.
WOMEN, MISQES L CHILDREN
414 loTH oT.. MOLINE, ILL.
Grossman Leads Others Follow. "The Store With a Conscience."
SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS
A SPECIAL MEETING
At a special meeting of the board
of education, held last nUht, plans of
Superintendent H. R. Hayden, aiming
to secure the services of Dr. F. C. East
nan of the University of Iowa, as
commencement speaker, were approv
ed and Mr. Hayden was authorized to
proceed with his arrangements.
The board approved of tentative
plans presented for the central heat
ing plant and' directed the Lewis & j
Kitchen company of Chicago to pro- f
ceeei with the detailed drawings. ;
Flans were made for beautifying i
school grounds, especially those of the j
high school and Lincoln buildings. A ;
hedge is to be placed on the north
side of the Lincoln grounds similar to j
that on the south. '
DARROW IS TO CONDUCT
OWN CASE AT LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, May 1. In prepara
tion for the trial of Clarence S. Dar
row, former chief counsel for the Mc
Xamara brothers, and himself indict
ed on charges of Jury bribing, Arthur
Keech, deputy district attorney, has
gone to Chicago to participate in an
examination of character witnesses
the defendant will call. The trial li
scheduled for May 15. Harrow hat
signified his intention of appearing a
an attorney of record In his own behalf.
Two Fined for Drunkenness.
Theodore Dhoore was fined $3
and costs and George Miller was fined
$1 and costs in police court this morn
ing. The charge against them was
Informal Session today. I
At an informal session of the muni-1
cipal commission this afternoon, the '
question of the city market was the '
prime matter of business for discus-1
sion. Commissioner M. T. Rudgren's
schedule of appropriations for the com
ing year was also submitted. Com
missioner Rudgren expects to have the
crdinance covering the appropriations,
ready for submission to the commis
Two In Family Accidentally Shot.
Baraboo, Wis., May 1. Accidental
discharge of a gun in the hands of
Edward Dahl instantly killed Earl
Simonds, aged 18. Another son of
the same family was killed by the
accidental discharge of a gun some
It Looks Like a Crime
to separate a boy from a box of Buck
le q"s Arnica Salve. His pimples, boils,
scratches, knocks, sprains and bruises
demand it, and its quieit renef for
veryming neaiaoie na aoes it quick.
Unequaled for piles. Only 25 ceV) at
Every family ana eapeelal'y those
who reside In the country should be
provided at all 'Imes with a bottle of
Chamberlain's Liniment. There is no
tellies when it may be wanted in case
of an accident or emergency. It is
most excellent In all cases of rheuma
tism, sprains and bruises. Sold by all
Educators Are Here.
Dr. R. E. Hieronymus and C. A.
Prosser, spent this morning in Moli:ie
visiting the factories there with the i
object of deriving information rela-1
tive to an advantageous course of j
training which will fit the youth for
life. They spoke on the subject thort- j
ly after noon and then came to Rock I
Island. Here they visited the Rock I
Island Plow company's plant and are i
to take supper at the Rock Island club.
They will deliver ai'lresees to the pub
lic at the club tonight. All are invited.
No, H Wasn't.
Tie And did you call at Monte Carlo
while you were at Nice? Sh No,
Papa called on him. I believe, but from
his disappointed appearance when be
returned to the hotel I think Mr. Carlo
must have been out! London Tele
It Is much easier to agree to what
you know isn't so than to argue with
the man who dcesn't kDow anything
about It- Pu-k.
Living models show merits
of La Vida corsets
T hursday, 2:30 to 4:30
Miss Virginia White, expert corsetiere
Direct from the manufacturer will
show you on living models how the
Itest results can he ohtained in eorsetry.
She is an a-knoielired authority on
this suhject, and will he ahle to give
you valuahle information as to which
model is the hest suited to your figure,
- how to put it on, etc. The woman who
wishes to he "stunning" depends
largely on her clothes to make her so.
The corset makes or mars this appear
ance. Every La Vida corset, correctly
fitted, insures c o r r e c t n e s s of figure.
Every superior feature known to modern corseting has
heen embodied in them. The honing is the best that
can be obtained, is guaranteed not to rust and to in
sure permanent resilliencv and the original stvle-im-bued
shape. W. P., f 1. to La Vida, $1.7) to $S.00.
Before and after lectures selections on the Victrola.
AUDITORIUM, 6TH FLOOR
Puts End to Bad Habit
Things never look bright to one ith
"the blues." Ten to one the trouble
is a slcggish liver, fiilir.g the system
with bilious poisos, that Dr. King's
New Life pilia would expel. Try them.
Let the joy of better feelings end "the
blues." Best for stomach, liver and
l,dney8. 25 cents at all druggists.
No Charge for lining or bandeau
BEST SERVICE. LATEST STYLES.