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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, "AUGUST 29, 1912.
TWO VETERANS OF STREET CAR SERVICE IN ROCK ISLAND;
H. E. COOK, SR., ON STEP; WALTER COOK AT CONTROLLER
CAR EUAN RETIRES
VA aA W WVU AWWAM
After Nearly 25 Years cf
Institute at High School on in
Full Sway With Many in
DROVE HORSE CAR IN 1885
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MEESE TO SPEAK TONIGHT
Will Discuss Illinois History Including
Black Hawk War and the
Today wu a busy one at the teach
ers' Institute. Dr. Coffman and Miss
Fox delivered lectures both at the
morning and afternoon sessions. At 1
p m. Superintendent Ferguson met
the class of beginners, and at 3:35
he had another meeting of the district
teachers of the county. At this meet
ing Mr. Ferguson outlined the general
plan of the year's work and gave in
structions that will tend to unify and
harmonize the work In all the schools.
This evening at 7:45, W. A. Meese j
will give the second and last of his j
lectures on Illinois history before thel
teachers of Rock Island county. In '.
his lecture tonight Mr. Meese will i
deal with the Black Hawk war, the
Mormon period In Illinois and con
clude with a number of slides portray
ing the everyday life of Abraham
Lincoln. Some facts will be brought
out in this part of the lecture not us
ually heard In lectures on Lincoln.
At the opening of the institute this l
morning Mr. i'hllbrook sang for a solo ;
"Loch Iximan," a Scottish ballad. Miss'
1.1,.. , i. .... ... ,
Modes of Expression, dealing chiefly
with the manner in which children
tell storien. In the afternoon, her
theme waa the Farm and the School.
Ir. (."ofrman continued his theme
f f VAalarHuu f t ....... ... ;, i I
7h- VVi f a T" "K uu;of
the relation of home and school train-
Ing. In his first talk on the subject, i b'
he said lo part
"In school the moral basis t.f gov
ernment Is JuKtir,. in the home af
fection. The school should engender!
n feelitm ( f respect. The parent hasj
no riidht to ask more than that the
teacher be fair. If the terms of en-'
oearment which teachers t!e in the 1
lower grades continued in tin
they would become absurd.
"The si.liool Is concerned chiefly
wi-Ji nndul: the home, with charac-
ter. A boy of bad character may abid ,
by the rules of the s hool. and his j
conduct is all right so far as the :
s iiooi m :oni:erneu. t onauct
oiues el, , 'racier only when it
( inn. m halm.
lie two t.itngh the home should
. .x. i . me iihiui.i .in- nuiuui iy uuu fuu-
ncnce .muck ot tl.e annuities or
discipline in the school would be ob- j
viati d if these things were attended
to riKidly in the home. It is not fair
to place on the shoulders of one insti
tution the responsibilities of an
Continuing this morning. Dr. Coff-
man traced through tlie steps of dis-'
ipline In the schools which he said '
had come down from medieval times, i
Three of them, ri laliutlon, repres- ! Frieberg, Petersen, Bos, Dunavin and Sherrard are visiting friends and rela
tion, reformation, he declared we had pobslbly one other' will make the trip tlves ln the city today. They were
passed through, and that we are now I to Chicago to take part in the Labor arcon,panied by Mr- and Mrs- JosePn
to the fourth, prevmtion. day shoot, lu an attempt to qualify as! Trac' of davenport, who have been
"In tlie old fashioned school." he 'expert riCemen. These men have ' visiting at the Kinsley home for tb
Kild, "it was an eye for an eve. If . eTnntutot thoir n,i,riCmy,,'. 1 taut two weeks.
tli pupil annoyed the teacher, the
teacher In turn annoyed the pupil. ;
Then came repression, punishment.
not for the offense committed so
much for the ofTci.h-
committed so '
much ax to prevent its repetition by
the same of some other pu;jil.
OI"-OM--. ft MIIMKM.
"Corporal punishment does not de
ter from mlxdcmcanor; capital pun
ish meiit does not. It Is only the cer
tainty that punishment will follow
that deters. That is why England has
ie crime per capita than this coun -
The speaker held up to ridicule
many of the old forms of disciplin-
IriK. He told of a principal of a hich
Kchool iu Indiana who attempted to
prevent tardiness by having those
v ho came late May and make up the
time committing paxsages of Latin,
He stated that there were 700 cases of
tardiness In that school during the
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about example. That alone will not
- . u, uip, ifiinv. irrfiucr uiu vr
ever so careful about her dress, and
vet there may be pupils in that school
who are not even careful about get -
ting the mud off of their shoes before
coming into the room. If. however,
tliat teacher told those pupils that
the next time she w-ijfed them to see
that th. ir nhre rr el. an efnr
they came in, and made them under -
Hand, she would get better results.
"here are times when precept
much better than example."
Coal Bids Wanted.
11 i.!ai irUl r At.f tr a4 t tVi a -if
of the mayor at 9 o'clock ln the morn
Ins Am- 1.1 f.A l..rr, K
ing. Aug. tor lump coal to be tur-
r.ishod and delivered at the city hall.
three Are stations, city barr.s. the city
scale houte and the reservor. for a
I eriod of one year.
tSncd) HAHUY M. SCHRIVER.
IN COURT OFFICES
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corder's Rooms Separated
New Furniture Comes.
The work of separating the offices
county recorder and circuit clerk
san U,la mornin8 at lne urt house
following the part installation of the
fixtures on the third floor for the cir
cuit clerk's new quarters. The new
furniture was made by the Moline
Furniture oompany, and is of golden
oak, and very attractive, while at the
quaners are what was formerly usedvan and Buelan wis.
as a lounge for idle jurors and a lady- T T ., ... . ,
. - ? ... , I Joseph J. Suess, 341 Mnth-and-a-
wittiesses waiting room. The room Is . . A . . ,. .
., , , .... . half avenue, has returned to his home
cn the east side of the building and '.,,.' , .
on the third floor. The now vault
where circuit court records and pa- I
IprK wl kpn. a.h. ttHS fPI1,r. )
jy UBe(j as tlie Btate's attorney's of- I
f,rfi The i-iiter .Tt h.vo hn 1
'removed acroi-s the hall into what .
Wis formerly the grand jury room.
I The south rooms on the second floor !
i,ereaftrr be used exclusively by;
recorder, the new office
whl(rh comP8 ,nto bein at ,he nest
COMPANY A MEN TO
SHOOT LAST COURSE
Captain Ed Dunavln yesterday aft-
-moon received transportation for
seven men from Rock Island to Chi-1
enco and return. Hedeen. Baldwin.!
Miarpshooters courses and are now
eligible to strive for the big honors.
Some of the men will leave as early!
as Friday nhiht and will be on the !
ground to acquaint themsel ves with
the range, while the remainder of the
party will leave Saturday night.
Charles Wilson was fined $100 and
;co.st this morning on a charge of dis-
i orderly conduct prferra against him
j by Det.tive Herman Sehnert who ar-
rested him for mooching. Wilson
went to the county lail for 20 davs.
Frank Newton paid 1 and costs I
following a trial on a charge of dis -
i orderly conduct filed against him by
' Officer Kinney. James Wakely suffer
! ed a similar offense.
i t. n,w .,, . . .
'circles, was arrested last night in the!? , I . nicaf' n"e tne"
j:.-. .. their future home. Mr. Fearons is
k rtmii;iii uinnii vim 1111s lllurilluK was
. fined $25 and costs. She was short on
' funds and could not pay but promised
1 to raise the cash before the day was
out. She spent the interim behind
j bars in the city bastile.
Louis Devries. a 9-vear-old lad who
. i. mrrrtr. r,t iu.uc(o
' raigned this morning on a charge of
' stealing pigeons from C. VanH-ke of
Is! East Moline! It seems that the lad
stole the birds, which are valuable
'homers, and dinned their win, to
!vn ,0V , -4v.,..,
- 1 condition, the charge was dropped on
f-.i.. . , vv.
j the return of the pigeons and the
. hoy's promise to be good in the future.
STRANGE CRAFT IS
SEEN BY RiVERMEN
Local rivermen are facing a mys-
tery. This naorn.ug the queerest look-
ni nver in tnese pans came v.p
stream and passed the local harbor at
9:15. and the o.d-timers stood on the
bank and gared with bulging orbs in
an effort to determine the nature of
ithe beat. It was a single decker, with
one cabin, and about 350 feet long1,
nearly the length of the big excursion
boats. It was built like a scow and
had no wheel, being propelled by a
screw. The whole contraption very
much resembled a huge snake in ap
ipenranee, and the local fresh water
! ing to dope out just what the outfit
Miss Pearl Grant returned Wednes-!
.Inv frnm a ,rin thmPh Illinois Wis- i
consin and Michigan.
A. R. Talbot, of Lincoln, Neb. .head
counsel for the Modern Woodmen of
America, js in me city on Dusines3.
Miss Uose Stengel has returned to
her home in this city after a two
weeks' vacation trin to Lakes Dela-
i ill in" v i , auci a ' " v . . .
tion trip in the west.
M. O. Wilson, V.r. W. Wilson
Charles Kinsley of Sherrard, arrived
in he city this morning, after attend-
ine ,he B,ate fair at Des Ioin,'8.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Larson an1
daughters Bessy and Carrie will leave
this week for an extended visit to ;
Ixjs Angeles and San Francisco.
Miss Olga Pomrank left this morn
ine; for Bloomlngton, where she will
visit a week with Miss Martha Klimp
ke, daughter .of Rev. E. Klimplte, for
meily of Rock Island.
A Muscatine automobile party con-,
sisting of N. Berry, T. F. Brown and
Fred Davidson arrived in the city
bst night. Members of the party are
icnav visiting irienas in iiock iMana.
Mr and Mrs I ester Kinslev nf
Tom Slnnett 3f the civics depart
ment of the high school is expected
here from Riverton, Wyo., where his
marriase to Miss Jeanette Connaehan
I of that place was celebrated last
! Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Sinnett will
be at home, 707 Twenty-third street.
George D. Corneal and bride arriv
ed yesterday from Philadelphia. Mr.
Corneal is director of physical educa
tion in the public schools of the city.
, Miss Letitia Piot. who is to assist in
the wotk of physical culture both in
the grades and in the hlKh school ac -
iConiDanied Mr. find Mrs. Corneal hprp
Senator Frank Funk of Blooming-
, ton, candidate for governor on the
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i uuu iiiwDC i iv,fr at v uaui r'li it v n in
j bull moose ticket, accompanied by his
idiupaiKu uuuiaser, 11. r. uen -
tOn U It f TI thtt ntV VColnr.
! dav ronding up tbe loca, herd
and feeding them the stereotyp
ed brand of ante-election taffy plus
! C. E. Fearons and family left to
connected with the company which
will ectuip the Illinois-Michigan canal
and will make his headquarters in
Chicogo in the future. During his
residence in Rock Island, he has made
i a large number of friends who great-
1 Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Ghoul arrived in
! ,he ci,y todav nd are ,he 6ufs'8 of
Mies Hazel Scolds, 544 Twenty-third
s,reet- MisB Schol a bridesmaid
, "the f A MrS" Ghoul
celebrated in Des Moines
i about a month ago. After a few davs'
rl.it kam tkov n-11 n V
visit here, they will go to New Or-
1 ,eans &r'd from ,here to Ft- Sletbor.o
Ga . h(r Dr. Ghoul is Inraisil uhh
the 11th cavalrv. U. S. A.
By virtue of a decree of the circuit!
court I shall on the 10th day of Sep-
tenber, 1912, at the hour of 2 c'clock
in thA of' prurtAn a t the acc A r. 9
i urt iouse sell .7 puTHc
i sll of lne rca, estate belonging to the
; estate oi feter nay, aeceasc-d. consist -
, jng 0f i0t8 it 2. 3. 11. 12. 13. 14, 15, IS,
J 17. 19. 21. 22. 23, 24, 27. 2S. 29, and
j so In Peter Hay's addition to liock
j Island. Aleo lot "B," block 3. in Stick -
r.ey's a-idiuon to Rock Iflicd.
EDWARD V. SCIiOEDE, Truitee.
CRUSHED UNDER A
Herbert Henry, aged 20, an employe
cf the Bettendorf Axle company, was
killed at the shops early this morning.
He was lying on the ground under a
huge lifting crane which held a 300
pound block of steel. A fellow work-
, man was in charge of the crane which
as allowed to go too high thereby
leaking the cable and permitting the
i block of steel to drop. It crushed
I young Henry, who was directly under
It. The home of the deceased was at
Shipment of Cement to Chicago
Demonstrates Use of I-M
The Chicago Examiner of this
morning has the following further evl-
dence that the all waterway from the '
lakes to the Mississippi is a future.;
certainty: . I
"The good ship Peerless, with the
barge Red Wing in low, both loaded
to the gunwale with cement, docked
at the western cold storage ware-
j house, Illinois Central pier No. 2,
I East South Water street, yesterday
j afternoon, completing the all-water
; ruuie uum i- muc mm ucuiunnuiii-
I ing that the long disused Illinois and
Mich iran canal in Rtlll nnviihlt n
serious difficulty was encountered en
The experiment was conducted by
the Chicago Portland Cement com -
pany, at the suggestion of the La
Salle Commercial club, La Salle, and
many Illinois Valley manufacturers.
who are keenly Interested ln the de
velopment of the inland waterways of
Illinois, and proved beyond question
the feasibility of a plan now under
way to establish a regular water route
between La Salle and Chicago.
"Our plan has been situated on the
Vermillion river, three miles south of
La Salle, for 15 years," said Norman
D. Fraser. Dresidenfof the Chicago
Portland Cement enmnsnv "nnH it ia
Li,. , , . , ' j
in k ,.
sive system of locks similar to those
of the Hennepin Canal are necessary
i , . .
I to insure a minimum depth of six
i 1 1 i iihii rm m ti 1 1 n i mil in nontn rr nv
. reel, ana tne lengtn or tne locks, li)6
I faal f n.ws,. a-.j4 n 1 7rt . t I 1.
wouid permit operation of vessels of
500 to 600 tons capacity. The round
trip from La Salle to Chicago could
be made within one week. The canal
represents an Investment of 9,000,000
and an effort will be made to have the
Illinois legislature appropriate $1,000,-
j G0 'or improvements.
FORGERS ARE HELD
Harold Anderson and Arthur Aeer-
beck, accused of recent extensive for
series here and arrested on similar
I charges in Pittsburgh, have been ar -
! raigned there. Bonds in the amount
1 V '21 "rW them be -
i fore they will be granted thir liber-
ty. It has been learned that their
i Plan of action Included a visit to
Ulan .ln tnnl Jn J . I
leading printeries in the cities where
thev worked There the, mbnJ ...
i samples of checks and whilo nn
(gaged the printer in conversation
the other concealed and stole some of
the checks which were later used In
i the forgeries.
Ak'k'lOl? rlDPV "WtT3"Vmm e
: Brown's Eusines college will be
1 open every evening until Sept. 1. for
' those who cannot call during the da j
. Those wno are thinK.ng 01 enroliice j
f for the fall term ate invited to call a
; the college to talk witu the principal!
&z& see our rooms, tzll term ocen i
Was Motcrman on First Steam Motor
Car to Sears To Enter the
Herbert E. Cook, Sr., 102S Four
teenth avenue, veteran employe of th
Iri-City Railway company, and driver
of the first horse car on the Watch
Tower line, has retired after nearly 26
years of continuous service. His res
ignation take3 effect Sept. 1. Mr. Cook
will identify himself in the grocery
business with his son, Herbert Cook,
Jr., with the firm of Cook & Beck.
Mr. Cook entered the street car ser
vice and drove, a horse car from Mar
ket square to Tenth avenue
and Eleventh street, the end
of the horse car part of the
line, when the late Bailey Dav
enport owned the system. He was
motorman on the first steam motor (
car running to the Watch Tower, i
He has witnessed the growth j
of the system from the pioneer days
of car driving up until the present time
with the modern pay-as-you-enter cars
OX FIRST MOTOR.
Mr. Cook was born in New Haven,
Conn., Oct. 15, 1854. He came west
with his parents In 1856, settling In
Hampton, 111., and remaining there un
til Dec. 3, 1886, when he removed to
Rock Island and entered the street car
service. For five years he drove a
horse car from Market square to
Tenth avenue, at the end of which
time he became motorman of the first
team motor car running to
Sears and the Tower. Because
of the shaky condition of the
bridges over Rock river, the old horse
cars were still used on the run from
Scars to Milan. In those days but one
car was used, making one trip an hour,
with a half-hour schedule on Sundays.
The last car left Market square at 5
P- m., returning at 6 p. m., in the win
ter, but during the warm months the
hours were increased, the last car leav
ing at 7 o'clock and returning at 8.
No cars were operated after that hour
and the people were supposed to have
r.o use for them after supper.
In those pioneer days, the motor
man ran the car alone during the win-
tfi months, stopping at the switches
to collect the fares.
There were no vestibules on the pub
lic conveyances at that time and the
man at the front was forced to brave
'-he elements both winter and summer.
In the summer when the traffic was
j heavier, a conductor was put on the
cars, but when the wintry blasts were
howling, the motorman was the sole
ruler of his movable domain.
, Mr. Cook began work at 6 o'clock in t
he morning in later years and was
: " continuously until 11 o'clock at
During the first winter in which the
motors ran to ocars, out one cur
rPs- Now a 20-minute schedule is in
For the past 20 years Mr. Cook
: nas uoen a conductor on me waicn
j Tower line, working on the same car
' as his brother, Walter, who is still a
! motorman on that run and who has
'' boen in the service nearly as long as
li is elder brother.
MISSED BUT THREE WEEKS.
Cook has been in the service just 25
years and nine months, during which
! time he has been on duty continuously
! v ith the exception of three weeks in
the spring of 1904, when he was laid
up with pneumonia. Aside from that,
be has never missed a day.
Now at the age of 58 he has decided
to embark upon a business which will
Mr. Cook has made
I friends durine his years of service.
who will sincerely regret his retire-
mrnt. Thv will miaa his familiar
! face- h'8 8mi,e and hiB cheery word
I cf Sreetin and h,B I,ace wlU be a
rtifficnlt one to fill. Thev one and all
I difficult one to fill.
join in the wish that success and pros
perity may be his ln his new venture.
Over 1,000 Greeks of the trl-cities
observed Assumption day In a celebra
tion at Huber's garden yesterday. It
was one of the most elaborate reunions
which has ever been attempted in this
vicinity. As a result the sum of $825
- ' wa9 realized, which will be devoted
j towards the erection of a new church.
! In the morning religious exercises were
! held by Rev. Karapiperis, who has had
J charge of the local flock for the past
Yesterday was the first time that
! Assumption day has ever been public
: b' commemorated in the tri-rlties. The
'f aritrn i-ai thrnnsrpd with merrv-
i makers from earlv in the morninz un
til midnight. Dancing was the main
I feature of the celebration.
Licensed to Wed.
William Grimm Moline
Miss Ruth Olson Moline
Chester 1 Schofield -Jacksonville, 111.
Miss Fhoebe L. Carbon Moline
! Matthew Murrin Cornell, Iowa
Miss Elizabeth Hincs Rock Island
Grocers to Close.
All groceries will be closed all day
Monday.-Sept. 2. cn account cf Labor
ALLEN F. MILLER.
A Complete Sholving of
The New Tailored Suits
for Tall at
Tie 3 EE HIVE
Hundreds to Select From.
They are now here ln abundance. Practically every new Idea and
every new style is represented ln suits that are different and most
becoming. The novelty suits show the new braid trimmings, vel
vet collars, cutaway fronts, some are belted and some have the
one-sided effects. The cloths are handsomer than ever soft
woolens, boucles, stripes, mixtures and dark winter whipcords.
The practical strictly tailored models are shown ln most becoming
styles, ln corded suitings and cheviots, plain serges and diagonals.
Prices start at $9.98 and range by easy steps up to $35.
More New Coats Arribing Daily
Smart, snappy effects In the season's most wanted models ln all
the newest materials and colorings. Surely there Is no scarcity of
styles ln coats this fall, for never were they more varied nor more
Full length bine, black and tan serges.
Gray, tan and brown novelty mixtures.
Handsome boucles and double faced coatings.
Stunning length English "Johnny Coats."
Smart 3Iackinaws in Norfolk styles.
Hundreds of new models now ready, Including black and navy
serges together with all the newest mixture cloths. Styles that
are entirely new Just In and not shown before $'2.US, $3.98,
$4.98 ap to $10.
New Waists New Dresses
Women who like to keep posted on style will find much of Interest
in this extensive showing of the new garments for' the coming
season, and we wish to emphasize the fact' that at this store you
are as welcome to view the new things as a matter of Information,
as to purchase.
Continuing the Sale of Summer
Wearables at positibely the low
est prices we eber quoted.
We have made unusually heavy. purchases for fall. The goods are
coming in fast and we must get the store ln shape to house them.
That's why you can buy such high-grade, desirable garments at
such unusually low prices.
The 3 EE HIVE
Corner Second and 'Brady Sts.
REFUSES TO SETTLE
ttITU M AHICTD ATC
Rather than pay a fine of $2 and i
costs for having imbibed too freely ,
last night, Nick Fondas, from sunny
Greece, Is serving two days on the
city's chain gang. Nick attended a
Greek religious celebration yesterday
at Huber's garden and took aboard too .
! irritable and other-
, he becarn h'Ab:
!f. V ..flL . . " V
-aueu " . LUa.-
- ! raigned before the police majrifctraie I
tnla morn'n; wlerl;,.1,1 ce 4,".u w
: announced. nat lor . Ba8 A1CK,
- ' no do an thing." Although he had the
i money, -nick wuum uot pa,, o uo
AH the news ail tbe time The
A QUARTER CENTURY
; Before the public. Over eve million
! 1'nP, Kn away each year. The
: ViS ifVnTmn':
Men's Foot-Ease. th- ant.. j,t p.-.j. r
: Luonf Chin's ' ffi" mM? V
1 feet Bc-M everywhere, --ui. m-
1 Me free. Addrcs A. S. ' Olmsted. Lt
Hoy, N. X.
5oTeIty and Tailored Styles.
Rock Island Transfer
Storage S Coal Co.
Office, 1714 Third Avenue.
Coal Yard 2103-13 Third Avenue
Springfield lump coal.
Sherman lump coal.
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To Cover Local Territory
There is big money for
the right porson. Man or
woman, young or old, If
you want work for one
hour or eight hours a
day, write at once to
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