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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1912.
County Board of Supervisor
Concludes June Meeting
Selects September Jury.
REDISTRICTS THE CITIES
Kind i:-Hrt f County officials
Correct. Provide !r Poor a'-cl
I'lishcs Cnrey IrneMifc'Htion.
After i:ru!-sic.tir. la(.-::. tor fcevtTJ
1. Jrs. t!it; county boa;d o! stiperv.hors,
b '.os- final adjournment t:.;i morning,
fcppom'ed a t-peclal c.Jii.in.tU-c to iuu
ii.'o tlie matter ot Linploi ii.g county
J I 1.-' lie! h O.i Ii. fi'jlf J.ii.. i lioac-
v. ho were appoiu'eu on t:.e comm.' tee
art- A. G. avkaiisuii. -M ti -l. , Lcs.ie
llal.t.il, ZiiUia blld i.llalU lit'!, UoCh
If. and. I' he worhiLy ot co..iity prm-
nets waB t-roueht. up a3 a re.-u.l ot a
otnmuni ation troai Associated
( h.;;it.-.-, u.-.r.K.g that th' j.1 .ruti- IS U
j-.vcji employment and pa.- while in-
anerated. The (iuesf.oa oi wuik la
a.ong the tame line as l.aa been d.o-tui-ti-U
lor several year. Many ot
tie- b'Jpervibon exprebsed themselves
an uvoring working the prisoners, but
lew express, d fa or tua:u paying
aiiy of them lor their Iaor. une big
iiri,'ument seem a to stand agu..ist it.
hhould the prisoners b
many of them, as soon
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as iuj aic
released, would Indulge in the habit
whub has landed them in the baslile.
It is up to the newly appointed coiu
Ii.;t!ee ;o make thorough, nivchtigatiou
and report at the next bessiou of the
board in September.
.HM JlllVMI V.
A i-'rand Jury, to le asbembied for
the September term of court, was se
lected by tiie supervisors tbii morn
ing. The Jurymen are:
Cordova - ('. K. Ueynoids.
Cm Robert Marshall.
Canoe Creek W. I). Camp.
Ziiina K. 1. Wake.
j'ort Byron W. I). Hail.
I la nipt on A Inert Ienliardt.
Soutli Moliin Charles I enkn. cht.
Moline -1". J. Karl, George A. Iovt
J y. lirtien Carliuarl;.
R'n k Island - !:. K. Reynolds, Clans
vranck, A. K. .N isor:. J. Jacob Kussel,
Sou tli Koi k Island Herman Spit
l;is. l'.ia -. llawi. l imes i Walters.
"al Va!le. ( hat h s j. l!uc k.
Km a! A. .1. Sil;iiiiol:s.
Kouimi: Tliotium ( ur'is
lio; iiit'oti W. .1. McKn'ire.
Aiiual .si.i I.. C. Strohrneit r.
llnria'.o 1'iaine - loiin Kelly. I
I 'i u i- .b i. ii ;. i'o i
hi ins i ni -i dm im:.
Tin1 mm nt M oline was relistricted
nd iie lii 'uiiilaru s nen to Miditie's
Tl Votllii; places. The IieW districts'
ar iii mill h lietier shape than those
under the old ward svstetii. The old
S:th waid 'f Koek Is::itid was re-!
lis' ricted o as to include three pre- I
cinctH. The in' Twelfth and Thir-,
teeiith districts were narrowed as to
boundaries, while a new precinct, to be '
known as the S.vcirttnih dis'riCt,
was designated, wi'li bouti laries Ht
Ninth and Light, enth aenues and,
These shoes are all of
make and the original
Twenty-fourth and Thirtieth streets.
! The new order gives to Rock Island
! 17 districts. The election judges were
j Th reports of the court clerks and
i Sheriff O. L. Bruner were received and
I were found to be without error, a con
I dition which speaks well for the county
; clerical forces. The report of the
circuit cierk. George V. Gamble.
showed an excess of I1.T44; that Of
County Clerk H. B. Hubbard showed
an excess of 53S.35; that of Sheriff
O. I. Bruner an excess of $;;2.42, and
that of the probate clerk. $1.2C7.25.
The excess was turned over to the
board to be turned back into the .
kk koh poor.
The overseers of the poor were au- j
ttorized to issue orders to widows who
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app.ieq mrougn me county court : plrjagure V3rht of Howard Baker, man
for pecuniary aid under the widows" afr of Butler Bros, wholesale house,
pension act. They were further in- Minneapolis, tied up at the foot of
mi ui. t-ij ii, issue cerunraies to nenen'i
ent children at the rate of $1.73, and
refrain from sending them to the
county infirmary for care pending dis
posal of their cases by the county
On recommendation of Supervisor
CLaries Oswald of the infirmary com
mitter and motion of S. R. Wright, the
infirmary committee was (riven power
to purchase a low-pressure boiler for
the heating plant of the infirmary.
The approximate cost is $u.
ISSl HI HT Jl 1)11 I KH KIMMITTEK.
The judiciary committee was in
i structed to further the investigation
into tne shortage which exists in the
McDanil post of G. A. R. of Hampton,
In which ex-Supervisor W. R. Carey is
alieeed to be implicated. The matter
has hung fire for mor than a year and
: for that reason the board instructed
mat nnai settlement be made at rh:
. ' 1 ur maue di wi.s
nuie. i iie same committee was eiveti
power to act in regard to the settle
I merit of the Moline Water Tower com
' pany tax case.
The sum of IhW was allowed the
j office of county superintendent of i
J schools for clerk hire. It is similar
to the appropriation of last year. Pro
, nation Officer W. A. Golden was al
I lowed $2"0.
F. B G. Walker'n hid for coun'y pro- '
; scriptions at 14 cents was accepted,!
wr.ue that or E. Jericho & Co. of Mo-
lin- .1 j .... . .
. . " " " n iuiuiiiui-a at j , cents necause i
! oo further bids were offered. i
I n motion of Supervisor Cool of
j Cordova, the court house encineer was
i instructed to devote his time to th
. repairs of the boiler and to cut out
, work on the court house lawns.
COLONEL LAWRIE SOON
1 TO NAME HIS STAFF
J Colonel W. F. Iiwrle of Sterling, re
! eently elected head of the Cth regi
; ment, has practically deeded upon the
I personnel of bis staff. It is expected
that they will be as follows:
Adjutant lieutenant Charles Ben
j son of Monmouth.
'aptaln Commissary Lieutenant
. Ernest L. Stull. Kewanee.
Captain Quartermaster Lieutenant
, Ieo T. a Rron. Galena.
Colonel Iawrie, who was in the city
yesterday to attend fhe regimental
officers" examination, departed last
night for Chicago.
Licensed to Wed.
Fred Lueders Moline !
Ethel Hunter Moline 1
Arthur H. Petersen Hampton,
Irene L. D. Edelman Hampton
is i pm
MWm Ml Nik
Will place on sale tomorrow
of ladies' fine hand turned
price was from
$3 to $4.50. Tomorrow
Ladies Suits at Half
IN LOCAL HARBOR
$30,000 Pleasure Craft. Own
ed by Howard Baker of
IS A FLOATING
Owner to Cruise Mississippi and the
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Great Lakes Summer
Florida in Winter.
t,a Wolthe tbe 130 MM nrivate
Seventeenth street for supplies this
noon, enroute to Minneapolis. The
craft, which is a miniature floating
palace, was built by the Matthews
Boat company at Port Clinton, Lake
Erie. Us owner, with a party of
guest.-, has made the trip from Lake
Erie through the Straits of Mackinac
and via Lake Michiean to Chicago,
thence by canal and the Illinois river
to Grafton and into the Mississippi.
Mr. Baker expects to take the journey
to the northern citv bv easv staces.
and will use the boat for cruising this j
summer. Next winter he will cruise !
to Florida and Havana. j
The yacht is S2 feet long, with a 14-
foot beam, and is equipped with two
1 horse power engines. It has its
own electric light plant, a radiator sys
tem of heating, and is equipped with a
complete telphone syst( m. There are
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three staterooms to accommodate mm
paFsc ncers. besides the crew's quarters.
All staterooms are equipped wi'h pri-jllp
vate batns. and lavatories, with hot
and fold running wa'er. The owner's
; stateroom, as well as the ma n cabin,
' is finished in mahogany. All rooms
are equipped with electric fans. The
owner's room carries out a color
I si heme of green, as well as the cabin.
,The guests' staterooms are fiiiish-jd in
w hite and gold.
H Ml SIC IIIIIIM.
1 The mi:sic room includes a Victrola
and organ as part of its equipment.
Luxurious leather davenports and bin
i easy chairs give an air of comfort to
The r fricerafor can accommodate
! .".no jii uniis of io. There is also stor
' age si ace for "" gallons of fresh wa-
ter and .""'i gallons of gasoline. All
! the silverware and glassware bears the
! ship's name, and a complete buffet s
i maintained i n board.
I l.H.K rilKff.
! Besides ihe caiitain, a crew is c:!r
! ried consisting of pilot, .nplncer,
steward, cock, two mates and a deck
! band. On the outer deck there are
a high power launch and a row bo;:t.
Tlie boat is equipped with a 3,ueu-
candlepower seari hlieht. Mr. B:.l:er
stated that he would use the boat for
pleasure cruisini: about the Mississ-
ipii and great lakes during the warm
months and take a party south dur
ing the cold months.
ARRANGE FOR PICNIC
ON MIDSUMMER DAY
A meeting was held last evening
in the Swedish Tabernacle church.
.Moline. by a committee appointed to
'arrange for a midsummer day cele
j bratior. at Prospect park, Moline.
This committee was composed of the
minister and two laymen from each
Swedish church in Rock Island and j
Moline. Midsummer day as a holi-i
day with the Swedish people, ranks'
with the Fourth of July. Five thous-j
and are expected to attend the pic-:
nic, which will take place June 24.
The program committee was in
structed to arrange for an orchestra
to play in the afternoon.
Rev. F. A. Bergstrom of the First
Swedish Lutheran church, Moline, is
chairman of the committee, L. J.
Wessell of Rock Island secretary, and
John Swanson of Moline treasurer.
A committee on refreshments com
posed of two ladies and two gentle-;
men from each church and with j
Mrs. Ben Benson of Moline as chair- j
man for the ladies and Carl Strand-;
lund of Moline as chairman for the'
men, was named and Instructed to j
meet Monday evening at S o'clock for
HURT IN MOLINE
The slipping of a jack, which had
been used to prop up the back axle of
a wagon, nearly caused the death of
Joseph E. Sersig. 10i6 Twelfth street,
this city, at 10:15 this morning, when
e e'1 a load- nearly a tun in
weight, was precipitated upon him,
pinning him helpless to the pavement.
The accident occurred on Third ave-
ni-e, betw.'tn Second and Thitd street,
Sersig is a teamster employed by the :
Rock Island Transfer company, and ;
was moving a wagon load of furniture
when the tire c;i the left rear wheel
came off. A jack was secured to prop
the axle, but this slipped because
of the crease, and Sersig was pinned
down by th" axle, which lay across
Lis hack. His screams brought people
running to the spot, and the injured
man was taken to the city hospital,
where a physician attended to his in-juri.-s.
It was at first feared that the
man's back was broken, but an exam
ination disclosed the fact that-no bones
were fractured, although lie was se
verely hri ised about the back and
shoulders. He will recover.
Earl Caswell, a umk employed in a
Davenpoi t cafe, imbibed too freely oil
this side of the big stream and landed
in the toils la-st evening. A fine of f'J
and costs was assessed against him
tiiis morning by Magistrate C. .1. Smith,
and as lie couldn't pay it. he was turn
ed into an electrician's helper and
N. O. Baker was assi sscd a fine of
$15 and costs laist night when arraign
ed before Magistrate C. .1. Sm.th ou a
charge of carryii
prefeir'd by B
: tonccaled weapons,
n Ganall.1. (laualie
was lined a similar amoi'iit the clay be
fore on Baker's complaint. Baker was
found to be as guilty of Saturday
! night's disturbance as Ganalle. As he
; could not pay, he w nt to jail to serve
; out the tine.
; Jim Hicks' apology to police and
court officials availed him naught th.s
ninr"ing. for tlie nit mory of the vitu
peration which he had heaped upon
them last night when arrested by Of
ficer Lloyd was too vivid. As a lesuif,
Hiekg went to the county jail for a
I.Vriay term, a fin ' of ITT. and cos's
j having been ass ssed auainst him.
i Hicks, when he learned that his apol
ogy woina ne no naiiii tor tne abuse,
said that he realized the enormity of
his crime and that be knew that his
hanging would be a blessing to human
ity. But serving l. clays was received
by him in a better mood than the
thought of the death penalty.
I BEGIN TAKING OF THE
I yfari y nnnni rnnwT
-. WVIIWUh UUUI1 I
E. L. Philbrook and Frank S. McCall
are at work taking tlie annua! school
census in Rock Island. The former
started this morning and the latter
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Philbrook
has all tlie territory noith of Seventh
avenue and Mr. McCail all south of
that thoroughfare. Information gath
ered includes the name of the head of
the household; the street and nnumher
number of residents, male and female;
numbei of school :v;e (between 6 ami
21); name, date :id place of birth of
I each child of school aee; total number
j of boys and sirls who attend other
j sc hools and the number of school ape
j who can neither read nor white, with
I the reason for failure to educate.
WARM WEATHER CAUSES
SLUMP IN COAL PRICES
Coal prices have taken a decided
slump as a result of the warm wave,
ail grades beine effected. A drop
that runs as hieh as $3 a ton has
been experienced. The summer
price of bituminous coal will remain
in effect until September, while that
of the anthracite variety win increase
after the month of July.
The buying of domestic fuels has
fallen off to such an extent that the
retailers are now enabled to fill their
yards and the surplus is soid cheap
in an effort to make the demand
equal the supply.
"Willie, ran ye.ii teil n.e what a vece-
j tarian is?"
! "A vegetarian is r-rsoa who lire
'. oa vj:etabies.'" replied Willie
Tli,t U rorni't. Now w. nder who
' can tell w hit an ix-toei-.ariaD is."
J -I know." re;. iied Eddie.
: Ye;. what i.' an ixtccetiarian ':"
j An cvto;;en.:rian is a peron that
kni k the ether yeiiariaus." CLicuso
i iUxurd lier-iX
BOARD GRANTS A
Twentieth Street Property,
Owners to Be Given An
CHANGE FROM WOOD BLOCK
Prefer Asphalt Except North of Seo
iul Avenue Where Brick Is
j A third hearing has been granted
j property owners between First and
! Fourth avenues on Twentieth street !
by the board of local Improvements
I and the time is set at 9 o'clock the
j morning of June 24. The grant is
J made as the result of a petition ask-i
j ing that former action of the board '
; be nullified and the board prepare;
.ordinances for the improvement of
the thoroughfare with asphalt in
' place of w ood block, as was at first '.
spec ified. The signers of the new pe- ;
tition, most of them owners of prop-
erty between Second and Fourth ave-!
nues. are unanimously in favor of as- '
: phalt, while those between First and'
; Second avenues seek brick as a ma
terial, though they will he satisfied;
.with asphalt in order to do away !
with the wood block paving.
At this morning's meeting of the
board of improvements, many of the'
property owners appeared and gave j
verbal expression as to their pref-!
erence. They state that they desire !
the change from wood block to as-1
phalt for uniformity, as Second ave-j
nue between Fourteenth and Twen-
tieth streets is to be paved with av
phalt ns is Twentieth street south ,
from Fourth avenue to Seventh !
avenue. pespite the search for ;
uniform pavement, the owners north i
of Second avenue want brick in .
place of the wood block. Whether;
the commission will allow brick to
be. placed there and spoil the desired j
uniformity seemed a question for
conjecture at this morning's meet
ing. NOT TO VSK WOOD BLOCK.
It is stated that the Tri-City Rail
way company has abandoned its ex
pressed intention of using wood
blocks between the tracks and sutt
stitute brick with a concrete foun
dation. The one wood block experi
ment between Seventeenth and
Twentieth streets on Third avenue,
it is said, has proved a failure.
Sunday will see the second pro
gram under the auspices of the Tri
t "it y Driving club, when four races
will lie run for purses of $1" each.
There are 20 entries for the events.
Ti e program includes a 2:20 pace,
2:2a trot, 2:."i't pace and :i.-minute
trot. In the first mentioned races,
mile heats, best two out of three, will
be run, while in the other two, half
mile heats, best two out of three,
will ise run.
BODY OF RAY GARNER
FOUND NEAR BUFFALO
The body of Hay Garner, the Dav-'
enport youth drowned last Friday j
afternoon when the boat in which he ;
w as being towed by a hydro-aero- j
plane was capsized, was found yes-J
t rday afternoon near Buffalo. Ati
the iiKimst this morning an open1
verdict was returned.
C.eoree Brashfcr died at his home in
Port Bron at 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon. He was born in Kalamazoo,
Mich.. March 12, 1S34, moving to this
vicinity in early life; and remainiug
here practically ever since. Surviv
ing are the widow and five children,
Frank of Aurora, lib; Peiry of Monta
na; Albert of Sioux Falls. S. D. ; Mrs.
Mary Gibson of Port Byron, and Mrs.
Winnie Brown of Elgin.
KlKHl. OK MR. PEWK . 1
The funeral of Mrs. Richard Pewe, '
who dii d at Springfield, 111., Sunday af-:
ternoon, was held from the home in !
this city, 711 Eleventh aveaue, tills af-,
ternoon at 2 o'clock. Services were
also held at the Ninth street German
Evangelical rhurch, Revt F. J. Rolf of
ficiating. Burial took place at Chip
ROCK ISLAND STATION AT
ATKINSON BROKEN INTO;
Thieves la.st night broke into the
station of the Rock Island road at
Atkinson and rummaged around for
valuables. Reports received here to
day state that nothing was miesln?
when an inventory was taken this'
Ends Hunt for Rich Girl.
Often the hunt for a ri'h wife ends
'when the man meets a woman that
uses Electric Bitter. Her fclrong
' nerves tell in a bright brain and even
temper. peach-bloom complexion
' and ruby lips result from her pure
biood; her bright eyes from restful
sieep; her elastic step from firm, free
musck.-, ail telling of th'-- hea'th and
strength Electric Bitters give a woman,
and the freedom from indigestion,
backache, headache, fainting and dizzy
spells they promote. Everywhere they
are woman's, favorite remedy. If jveak
(or aiiir.; o LL:3 Zjmz u aJJ dmeisJt,
I M: SI m
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Smart Styles in Summer
Apparel at The 3ee Hive
Hundreds of beautiful summer dresses, coats,
suits, skirts and waists that are attracting
much favorable comment because of the many
new style features and the moderate pricing.
The Showing of 'Dresses is
Cool, fresh, summery looking frocks that add
so much to a woman's comfort on a hot day.
Hundreds of distinctive styles and materials,
(iavments'that meet every requirement from
both a fashionable and economical standpoint.
All colors, showing
many new embroid
ered and braided ef
fects. A host of
6tyles that are new
and different and
most attractive at
prices ranging from
S3.9S to S15
for women and
misses' , dresses of
voile, mulls, and
other sheer weaves,
with trimings In
many novel and ef
fective styles. for
S2.98 to $30
Norfolk and plain tailored
models In Repp, pure linen
The rush for these popular
garments is finding us amply
prepared to meet all de
mands. You will find your
size in the style you want
S5.9S S7.50 $8.98
Neh? Lingerie, Miduy and Norfo k Waists
Nelv Linen, P. K. and White Serge Skirts
Dressy effects in smart new ready-to-wears and sailors, in
roug-h straws, linen, white P. K. and ratine. Every day finds
something new for summer wear on our tables, distinctive and
stunning trimmed hats at popular prices.
m BEE HIVE
Corner Second and 'Brady Streets Dabenport
PAT, AS USUAL, WILL
BE ON THE "DURE'
, , .
J. Cary today received his com-
mission as assistant sergeant at arms
of the republican national conven-
tion at Chicago. It is the fifth con -
secutive time that Cary has been so
and Bundle Wrappers
FOR. ALL DEPARTMENTS
Apply at 8:30 a. m. Thursday
JLCO OPERATIVE STORE CaJ.
TI B DRESSES
Smart models in
every popular wash
fabric, prettily trim
med with large col
lars and cuffs of dif
ferent color, or with
braids or embroid
ery OS to $10
Smart handsome models for
street and outing cleverly
designed. Every woman
should have one of these
practicaly utility coats; aside
from being becoming and
comfortable they afford great
protection to dainty summer
$1.75 TO $12.98
honored and the fact that he is tr.
be on the Job will bo hailed with
i some degree of satisfaction by his
friends here who contemplate goini;
i to Chicago. They will Uhe pains to
m, ,,. ,,f ,ha r,.ii0,..
. (fhere ,,at u on the ..(.UI.e...
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