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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY. MAY 19, 1913.
LOCAL ATHLETES WIN
AT BIG STATE MEET
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
1-30A ZON zoo
WANTS ALL USERS
OF WATER TO PAY
FOR THE SERVICE
Commissioner Martin T. Rud
gren Introduces Measure at
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29-9 ; I TD&ZcJtyl v i - -
Bain tonight and Tues
day; warmer tonight.
WOULD INCREASE REVENUE
Building Inspector and Auditor Ap
pointed Improvement Matters
Obserratlooi taken t 8 m., 75th meridian time. Air pressor red n red to es level. Isobars (contlnnons lines) pass txiwnfb pciais
of equal air preaaur. Isolberms (dotted lines) pax throuib points of equal temperature; drawn only for zero, freezing. 90. and 100.
O clear; Q partly cloudy: Q cloudy: rain: snow: report mlsging. Arrows fly with the wind. First figures, lowest
temparatnr past 12 boars: second, precipitation of .01 lncb or more for pastM hoars: third, maximum wind Telocity.
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAND. OAPENPORT. MOLINE. AND VICINITY.
WEATHER CONDITIONS. i OBSERVATIONS.
A storm of considerable intensity ! High. Lc
vnlch l central over southeastern ! Atlantic City 62
Wyoming has been attended by pre- Boston 52
cipHatlon on the north Pacific coast I Buffalo 58
and In the Rocky mountain region and I Rock Island C
the Missouri valley. At Pocatelio the ! Denver 78
rainfall amounted to 1.5S inches, and Jacksonville R4
at Huron to 1.34 inrhes. The north-' Kansas City 72
eartern low, shown on Saturday's map, ! New Orleans S
which is disappearing I'eyond New New York C8
England, has caused showers on the 'Norfolk 7(1
north Atlan'.ic coast. An area of high j Phoenix 92
pressure and ccol temperature over- ; St. !uis 72
lies the territory from Man'toba south- ', St. Paul 56
eastward to the Ohio valley. The an- San Dicjro ... HI
preach of th Rocky moun'ain stnrm .San Francisco C2
will b attended hy rairi in this vlcin. Sra'fle r;
ity tor.ight and Tumday and by warm-, Wafhinuton. I). C 7S
er tonight. J Winnipeg 52
Believing that the city should re
ceive compensation for every bit of
water used. Commissioner Martin T.
Rudgren at the meeting of the city
commission council this afternoon, in
troduced a resolution providing that
schools, hospitals and all other public
and charitable institutions be required
to pay for water rent.
The resolution also provided that the
yearly minimum rate be reduced from
$12 to $9. Commissioner Rudgren be
lieves if everybody that used water
id for it, that a still further reduc-
light be made later.
OX BISIESS BASIS.
"This is merely to put the water de
partment on a business basis," said
Mr. Rudgren in discussing the matter
today. "I don't believe the city has
any right to give any yne free water.
I think that all the water user! in
the city should be metered and
each department of the city should
, have a water account, in order that we
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Earl Chalk (top).
Claude Kipp (bottom).
Earl Chalk and Claude Kipp, the
two local high school runners entered
.co ; st. Paul
.00 ' Red Wing
.00 : Reed's Landirg
.00 La Crosse
I may know just what the water plant j in the annual Interscholastic Track
i is doing. As it, is now, it is just as if , and Field meet held last Saturday at
j there was a big leakage, for the schools l;rbana by the University of Illinois,
iand other public institutions, its? large returned Saturday night, having won
.05 i Lansing 18
.oo j prairie du Chien ...18
.12 . Dubunue IS
.00 ; Clinton 1G
.00 L Claire 10 3.6
.00 Rock Island 15 C.l
.00 ; RIVER FORECAST.
; wuj align', caaugtra in mi? .misbib ; "Twc-lfth
.00 'sippi will occur from below Dubuque j timate(j
."" : to .viuFraiine.
quantities of water, no record of which '
A large number of improvement mat
ters were also taken up this after-
for their first, consideration.
'.'Among them were the following pav-
0 j ing ordinances: Twelfth avenue from
; N'nth to Fourteenth avenue, estimat-
a tie for sisth place in the standing
of the teams for the local high school.
Chalk, the rensaional record breaker
of the tri-city meet, won the first half
mile race in the fast time of 2 minutes
6 2-5 seconds. In the mile race he
came a close fifth, finishing the race
in the best time he ever made, 4 min
utes 42 seconds. Claude Kipp, the
other runner, won the first point for
Rock Island in the 440 yadr dash, tak
ing fourth place after a hard sprint for
The Long Distance Telephone
Wherever men converse, on business, politics!
or sport; whenever women chat, the word
Telephone is often mentioned.
One describes with pride a new and ingen
ious use he has found for the service.
Another marvels at the rapid strides of
science. A third gives a cordial invitation
to "Call me up.".
Of all utilities or commodities there is no other
which is so frequently mentioned, showing
that it is the Service of Universal Appli
cation. - - - " '
Central Union Telephone Company.
A. J. Beverlin, Manager. Telephone West 400
Today's Market Quotations
ed cost $21,110; Twelfth avenue from
to Twenty-second street, es
cost $19,760; Sixteenth ave-
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. ! T?i 't !ntI' iV.t the third Place nonor' U wa3 a dead
ccuuin:a iwiu,,pat race 9nd but an incn gave the
'avenue from Thirtieth street to Thir-, r,lnnpr tho third niace nd sil-
! ver medal, while Kipp got a bronze
i I'. A..", (atfll I'Ithh. I
(h.fago. May I'a'tle
sfliri. to l'-c lover. Hc"vs
'.fc '. r'nck'rs niirl f Tjf ra .!
cowr, and h; Ifora S..0T 7.: ' ;
'fi 7.5 ;
perch 4C to 7c , ty-fourth street; Thirty-fourth street
Black bass'. '.'.'.lie to 17c frotn Tenth 10 Ninth-and-a-half street.
Halibut fresh 10c ctmated cost $10,7C3, all of them be-
Pickerei, lb. 8c!inS asphalt.
T-, 1K 10j ' Sim'.WAlK IIATTKItf.
t'fce quotations on the New York stock 'Catfish, lb 15c1 A brick pavement on Forty-fourth
: market today: i Halibut, lb 10c j ctreet frcm Seventy avenue to the
iAmeriran Sugar Rr-flning 110 I c- c.i : south line of lot 7. block K. Edgewood
honor. The time for the 440 yard dash
was 5?. seconds. Oak Park high won
the meet with a total of 34 points,
wh'le University Hi?h, Chicago, took
second place with a count of 29.
HELD MAIN EVIL
Inquiry Guided by John D. Rock
efeller, Jr., Calls Dance
TELLS PATH TO DISASTER
Avers Girls Are Victims cf Vicious
Gangs Greedy for Easy
i t :-.):. I'u'k
'i .r? . n i.c d
tr; 5.7 j .
ptraly at Dn'urddy's
i v .r.i; light, s.l'i
. :;! MZ : h'-avv S.i5
I Iocs re vr;j taken by shipper? .
ATio'b'r h'l'jfi:' tha :nar priefs
tf ad n - tlii- fact that, the ruu was
lc tlin.i cxp"( tcil.
American Tel. & Tel. ..
.'.v York Cfn'ra!
R'u-'k Ip!snd (nrarann ..
Ic Inland preferred ..
t"nin Pacific . ...
1". S. Ptel common
J-' Straw, ton
p9t4 i Straw, bale
Hay, prairie, bale . .
' Hay, prairie, ton . . .
: Bran, cwt ,
i Ear Ccrn, buslio". . . .
Oop.ts, load, bushel ..
: Corn chop, cwt. . . . . ,
I Saorts, ton ,
Coal. lump, per ton.
I Park addition, estimated cost S15.01S;
Heavy receipts weakened ca'tle.
V. S. Steel preferrel
.114 1 1
, . ico a ;
.. 16s 1
60 1? 65c
F. n !
a sidewalk on the west side of Forty-J
fourth street in front of lot No. 3, j
block H, Edgewood Park aiidit'on, and j
: stari'ng at the south line of block 2,
,eecond adiiition Edgewooi Tark, the j
cttimated ccst being $192. were also
'considered, and the Twentieth street '
pavement from hleventh to Seven
teenth avenue, was up for final adop-
DIES ON SUNDAY
New York, May 19. Fifteen thous
and women of the underworld a scar
let yrmy no census has heretofore
enumerated ply their trade in one
borough of Greater New York alone.
This is tha estimate of the bureau of
social hygiene, an organization of
which John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is chair-
horrible sacrifices. Most of the wreck
age, and the worst of it. is due to per
sistent, cunning and unprincipled ex
ploitation; to the banding together in
infamous enterprises of madame, pro
cuier, brothelkeeper and liquor vender
j to carry on deliberately a cold-blooded
traffic for their joint profit, a traffic.
b- it added, from which the girl in
volved procures at the most, with few
exceptions, her bare subsistence and
that only so long as she has a trade
KVSV TO F.VIBTHK LAW.
"The exploiters" and the ramifica
tions of their traffic are treated at
length. By means of money and
shrewdness, says the report, the traf
fickers usually evade the law. Thirty
houses in the tenderloin were long op
erated as a combine, it is cited, under
Itho direct control of fifteen or more
Most of them have been engaged all
'their lives in the seduction and ex
' ploi'ation of women. New York is
1 their mecra. The report, however, fol
' lows their tracks through "Argentine,
The deprsio i vou!d have been less j i
drcioed, however, hut for the light. ! LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. j
trashy kinds farming a large part of1 May 19. Following are the who'.e-!
the rnpply. j sale quotations on the local market j
It was a dead market for sheep and , today:
lambs. What inquiry there was came i Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
enth street on Ninth avenue and a
twelve inch water main on Eleventh
Etreet frcm Eleventh avenue to Sec-
JTrs. Lewis Breard
Away at Her Home in
Brazil, Cuba, Canada, Alaska and the
man, a?, made public last night in an ! 'a C1UPS ot our own counirj aan
absiract of a forthcoming report by j Francisco. Portland, Seattle, Tacoma.
George J. Kneeland, a special invest!-! Butte. Denver. Omaha. St. Louis, Chi
gator, pfter a painstaking inquiry into!caR. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. Finally
I "-omniercialized vi-e conditions in Man-1 tP-ey realize tneir nopes in .sew iort
Passes Uiattan. extending over a period of near- ''' Hertl thp-v h:lve ma,!p a center
ly u ii months. .Mr. Kneeland conduct- 1,lu " KUl ..r.
c! a f .milar inrmirv for the Chicaiio ovei the old trail from time to time.'
Word , was received by Christian
Keller, llO First avenue, this morn- j mere'v
vii'n r ominission.
The leport suggests no remedies,
fixes nc responsibility. That phasa is
to 1 e dealt with later. It purports
to "describe accurately vice
in-r cf the death of his daughter, Mrs.
Lewis Breard which occurred yestcr-
ond avenue and a storm drain on . Aay ajtenoon at 2;30 o'clock at her
! Tenth avenue Pnd Seventeenth s'reet. j home Jn Mcnrce, La . Mrs. Keller
Contracts were awarded to P. F. Tren- j was cal!ed t0 bedside of her daugh-
! Kenscnun. a punuc nearing on iun ; ter iast Week and wi:i
from local traders.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 red. P'-Sfi n71- ;
No. 3 red. 9S'(?102; No. 2 hard. 91 'g
P3'4; No. 3 hard. S9-?j92.
Corn No. 2. 57fi57,4: No. 2 white.
f.OfiOO'fc: No. 2 yellow. .-.7ii57: No.
3. 64ff5G: No. 3 white, 59'60;
No. 3 yellow. 57 f 57 V
Oats No. 2 white. 40; No. 3. 36";
No. 3 white. 371SS1; standard,
July wheat opened SSggssi1; clos
Corn opened ofiiiSSfi': closed 56 V
Oats opened 30u.fi 36S; closed
Pork 19 85.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, May 19. Following are
lb 20c 1
I Eggs, fresh, doz
! Butter, dairy, lb
j Butter, creamery, lb . .
I Butter, packing stock.
j Potatoes, bushe
I Parsley, bunch
I Tomatoes, green bouse,
J Onions, bunch
Lettuce, lb ,
i Lettuce, head, lb ,
' New potatoes, Florida,
New Cabbage, Louisiana, lb 4c
Onions, Texas, Bermuda and Silver
Skin lb 6c, 4c
London, May 19. Confirmation of
the hint that militant suffragets are
hiring women of the lower classes as
members of their "arcon squads" was
received this morning when Nellie
Robinson was arrested outside the
famous new college chapel at Hamp-
steaa.- bne aescnoea nerseii as a i
proposed brick pavement cn Seventh
avenue from Eleventh to Twelfth
streets was set for June 2.
J. H. S'app was named as buiiding
inspector, the newly created office pro
vided for under the ordinance recently
passed. The position will pay $100 a
i month, with the understanding that
Zc ; servant and said she was awaiting
la&20Cthe arrival of two suffragets under
..15c, 10c, 5c whose direction she was going to fire
12 He1 the church.
bbl. ...$6 75!eAWATnnilllUI CIHUT IID
wnun i viiiuti! I lull I ui
TO COUNCIL TOMORROW
Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock res
i idents of the east end of the citv will I awarded the contract on his bid ot
the electrical inspection will be super
vised by the city electrician. Other
applicants for the place were Orrin
Holt, E. W. Optennerg, E. W. Ruck
and a number of ethers.
GIVEN TO BECKER.
The city audit, which is yearly
made, is to be under the direction of
Fritz Becker of Davenport. He was
Brightness In Your Home
Old cocks 8c meet with members of the city com-
Hens 13c j mission to protest against the plan
Chickens 14Hc ' of establishing a municipal tubercu-
Spring 14cjlosis sanatorium in the tract between
Fish Market j Eleventh and Thirteentn avenues and
Buffalo 8Vc ; Fortieth and Forty-second streets.
' They will present a petition signed by
------ - j several hundred property holders, a6k-
I ing to have the hospital located else
$225, the other three being $250.
the body to Rock Island, where' the
funeral services will be held and inter
Mrs. Breard is not extensively
known in Rock Island. She was born
r.-re July 24, 1879 and left tae city
when a little. p:rl. Five years ago she
was united in marriage to Lewis
Breard who with her --rests and two
brothers of Rock Island and Ralph, ct
Wichitte, Kan., survive her. She also
leaves her grandmother, Mrs.' Martha
Bogue of this city.
conditions in New York ("ity with the
Si lr purpose of bringing out the facts."
1 he hope is expressed that subsequent
ly a satisfactory policy to check tha
n il may be worked out.
KI; !' IMWMOI S I Ol'HT.
One of them, the report, continues,
is known as the "King." He is inter
ested in 11 houscr.. He is supposed to
have great influence with tne authori
ties and it largely depends upon his
judgment whether house3 are openly
and flagrantly or quietly and cautious
"When external conditions are un-
MAN IS OVERCOME
BY HEAVY DRINKING IsTx y
RECORD FOR 6 YEARS
Miss Myrtle Jens of South Rock
Island, a pupM at the Center Station
school, has been granted a certificate
cf honor by County School Superin
tendent S. J. Ferguson for having a
i perfect attendance record for the last
years. Miss Jens, in fact, has not
city," says the report "and in many
of them not the slightest effort was
nude to cloak the immoral nature of
the business. Operators" for these es
tablishments are often procured by ad
vertising in the newspapers."
Of the dance halls the report says:
"The public dance hall was found to
justify the worst that has been said
I of it. Of 7a dan-res reported on only
Our wall paper puts
brightness in your home.
Wall paper in rich color,
ings and exclusive de
signs. Our wall papers are
decidedly artistic and
bought because their col
oring and designs are rare
and appeal to the artistic
; FIFTEEN DEAD IN A MINE
! AFTER TWO EXPLOSIONS
j Belle A'alley, Ohio. May 19. Four
I teen miners and one rescuer were
; killed Saturday night in two explo
j sions at the Imperial mine of the
j O'Gara Coal company. Yesterday a
second rescue party, working under
i direction of a state mine Inspector and
'using paraphernalia of the Cambridge
Collieries company, descended to the
j mine and recovered 13 of the bodies,
j The 14 miners were killed almost
instantly by the first explosion. Fair
hurst was killed by the second ex-
The unconscious form of a mannaa an absent or tarciy markinXt, were. characterized by the inves
was carried from a Moline car at 11:30 placed against her for seven yoai s, ; t:F2tors as 'decent.' Nor are thi.EC
this morning and placed on the side
walk at Third avenue and Twentieth
street, pending the arrival of the po
nce. I he man, A. Baira, was reieasea (
from jail this morning. Whn taken
to the station there were but faint
signs of life and a physician was sum
moned. Up until press time the man
had not regained consciousness. Ex
cessive drinking is aesigned by the po
lice as the cause of the trouble.
SENATOR KENY0N OFFERS
TARIFF BILL AMENDMENT
Washington. D. C, May 19
amendment to the tariff bill introduc
ed today by Senator Kenyon proposed
thereby exceeding the demands of the
state law which recognizes public
school pupils with a perfect record for
six years. So far as known no other
pupil in the country schools of the
county has made an equal showing.
Miss Jens is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Jens. Her teacher is Miss
Julia McGinty. She completes the
eighth grade this term.
FIGHT OVER CHILD IS
amusement and change.
SEES MENACE TO GI1U.S.
"Many are innocent Working girls,
wl o seek legitimate recreation. Tne
Einister element in attendance is th
hired cadets, who attend with the cold-
Mr. Rockefeller himself contributed i favorable, these men ship their women
the foreword to the volume. Future j to points where conditions are more
reports will deal with conditions in i propitious. Variations itr public opin
other large cities in America and with I ion aud in the attitude of the munici-mr-thods
and their results of combat-j pal authorities are quickly reflected ia
ing the problem in Europe. Existing the market.
preventive, reformative and corrective ; "Just before the Rosenthal murder
agencies in New York are described prices were prohibitively high; since
as wholly inadequate to their task. thai date they have steadily declined."
attacks evii. DANCE iiai.u Owners of realty, ostensibly re-
Aelde from a series of chapters deal- j fpcctable, come in for severe con
iir; in minute frankness with the op- j dcmnatlon at the handR of the investi
eration of notorious resorts through- gators. A woman investigator, the re
nr thp citv. lhp rpnort treats of the P"ft Bets forth, visited 122 real es-
dance hall evil and of the alarming l"'c agents, of whom only 1, declined
spread of the so-called mas-age par- j to let premir.es for Immoral purposes,
lors. "Over 300 of these exist in the I A group of 38 "well known" men, it
is said, own ana operate 5 nouscar, ia
M!HES I'M T V ATE.
"The value of thare:i moves up and
down," the report says, "according as
conditions are more or less favorable
to the conduct of ths business."
An attempt is made to estimate the
vast receipts of the resorts of ill fame,
jx-t the investigators are frank in stat-'
ing that the sums are so large as to
mak it impossible to arrive at any ac
Thirty of the most tawdry resorts,
it is pointed out. esru in tue aggregate
at lea?t ?2,o''0,OfM) annually, exclusive
dances attended only by hardened
profligates. Young girls some inno
cent others, if not entirely innocent,
at any rata not wholly depraved, and
young men not yet altogether vicious, ; of the enormous profit, derived fr;m
atipnd the gatherings in search cf , the illicit ssle of liquor awl tobacco at
exorbitant prices. To arrive at any
estimate of the earnings of the itin
erant women of the streets is, of
eourre, out of the question.
Carp Club Picrt c.
The second annual punic of the
ON IN CIRCUIT COURT !"-d purpose of finding now sub- j nel'l ycueruay on Va.,
The habeas corpus action brought by
jects of debauchery and of subsequent
.-An ' Mrs. Leonard Kessler against her hue-1 exploitation for gain
hand for thp niimoEo of rainmT no. ! 01 cuuiujeiciaiiicu ii
.p.oin h;i v; v.',a . 'dressed, well mannered and introduce
i druff s Island, with a good at'endance.
that when any corporation or concern
I plosion, which occurred after he had was adjudged a monopoly its products
i entered the mine in an attempt to res- should automatically go on the free
cue the miners, who w ere believed to j list.
' be entombed. Orville McCune, w ho Senator Clapp introduced a bill to
! accompanied him, was overcome by i prohibit senators and representatives
i gas, but was revived and taken to the ' from serving on or soliciting funds for
day in the circuit court. Attorney P.
1.1 rr',m tl " f.lft f f ihfl 'Tl 1 Ti !P.
i of commercialized vice are usually we'.l j ''. I .' ,.,.- ,h
',!V.'. V... lin.a-,. c r- r. -t. Urkmalt,
1612 Fourth Ave.
Bids-will be received at the mayor's
office, city of Rock Island, until 10
a. m. May 31, for a combination auto
hose car and pump not lees than 750
any political committee.'
H. Wells is her counsel and Murphy & j
Larson appear for Mr. Kessler. The
Wait' vs. Wenks case will be resumed '
Late this afternoon the court award
ed the child to the mother, being a vic
tory for her attorney, Mr. Wells.
love at first sight and J Schaum wtrk'-d in the po nt, for
devotion, by which the t,:c w;n,ntr :;,'d eaoc aad
A 10 per cent raise has been given
the employes of the mechanical de
partment of the Tr-City Railway com
pany. The present wage scale of the
gallon capacity a minute. Specifics-! raotormen and conductors of the com-1 upon a joint located on Second street.
tions on file in the office of Commis-lpany expires June 1 and a new scale, I where a big crap game was supposed
sion Hart. Bids will also be received i providing for a substantial increase, is ! to be running full blast. When the
at the same time and place for one! now in course of preparation. The ! officers broke in the doors, they found
combination auto patrol and ambu- Dresent salaries of em doves in the ! instead of th eustomarv "hnnp" a
canvas ring and a. real prize fight.
Eight men were arrested, all giving
their residences as Rock Island.
POLICE LOOK FOR CRAP
GAME; FIND PRIZE FIGHT!
At the unearthly hour of 2:30 Sun
day a. m., the Moline police descended
lance. Bidders to furnish their own i mechanical department aggregate
rpeciflcations. , j $70,000 a year and w ith the increase
t H. M. SCHRIVER, Mayor. (AdT.) 1 this will amount to $77,000-
cften pretend to
girls are deceived and to which ihey
toe often yield. When the seduction
of the girls is accomplished they are !
put on the street and their ruin ia ;
Mr. Kneeland argues, contrary to t'le j
expressed views of eo many investigat-
ing bodies, that girls do not as a gen-;
er?l thing take up a life of shame
because of the pinch of poverty. He
holds that oftener they are the victims
in their ignorance of the agents of
BI.AMTSS TRADE OF VICE.
"It is idle," he says, "to explain away
th-j phenomena on the ground that they
are the results of the inevitable weak
ness of human nature;, human weak
ness would demand far fewer and teas
I for the lo::crs.
Summer Cottages, Tool Houees,
J. C. STEVENS
1310 THIRD AVENUE
Phone Vcst 173
Sec sarr.pie at corner of Nine
teenth street and Third avenue.