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THE ROCK ISLAXD AUGUS. WElJXKSDA Y. JXTLY 23, 191?.
HIGHWAYS TO GET
AID FROM STATE
Meeting Held With Committee
from Board cf Supervisors
at the Courthouse
MANY.MAFS ARE SUBMITTED
Data From Each Township Is Pre
sented Showing Roads and
Delegates from the various town
i hips in the county were in attendance
this morning at a meeting of the com-
muit e irom ine Doaru or supervisors
held at the courthouse, at which time
the matter of the highways to receive
Ktate aid under the provisions of the
Tice law was considered.
At a recent meeting of the hoard of
supervisors a committee was selected
to investigate the roads of the county
and make a report at an adjourned
meriting of the hoard which is to be
held tomorrow afternoofL The person
nel of the committee was Leslie Han
r.a, Ziima; William Elliott. Buffalo
I'rarie, nnd Henry Ruben, Rock Is
land, members of the roads and
bridges committee, and A. L. Peterson,
Moline, and James McQuaid, Black
Hawk, who wrro selected by 'Chair
man George Richmond.
The committee met todav for the j Port anJ expects to complete her
purpose of formulating their report studies abroad in the very near future,
wh'rh is to be submitted tomorrow I As a special feature of the Thursday
uftornoon. Present at the conference evening band concert at Zum Alten
ttils morning were representatives I dorf Miss Benkert will be heard in
from the various townships. They I t,,e following numbers: "Lenn," by
were present to urj;e that their roads j Hilbacn' and "SonB Supine." by
be designated county highwavs in or- j Gorrin Thomas,
der that they may be reciDients of! Otto's band will render an excellent
vi rniiT m p.
Ttiera was submitted from each
townr.hlp a map showing the location
of ror.rls. From these the committee
will Rrcure the data they ned in for
mulating their report and tomorrow
It is expected that supervisors will
name the roads which are to be known
as county highways. Roads in order
to be eligible for state aid must con
nect the principal cities and trading
points and with the state aid roads of
r-.djf.lnlng counties. A map of the
Hii'.a aid road.1 is to be sent to the
liirhwny commission where such
changes as is deemed advisable will
be mnde. It la probable the prepara
tion of the map will be considered to
morrow. ILLINOIS GITY HAS
Frame Building Owned by Tom
Hayes Is Burned to Ground
A tramp bui'ding owned by Tom
Hayes at Illincls City was completely
burned to the proind and other struc
tures were threatened by a blaze that
fr.r a time was thought would cause a
heavy property loss in the village Mon
day tiifcht. The many witnesses of the
blaze formed a bucket brigade vhich
ITevcnteJ the other buil.liiiea from
burnin?. T. R. Trumphy. who oper-
m..l a nooi rnm in th Mava h::iiri.
itig. only recently was made the vic
tim of thieves, some cigars, taiidy and
;mi::i having been taken from his p oce
of business. His lows is placed at $500.
W it li itisurauce on the build'.n,'.
the netua! loss is placed at $4'J0, the
place having been valued at ll.eim.
The tire came as a great disappoint
ir.etit to the owners, who had cam-
I K trd plai:s for the sale of the build -
ii.g in the afternoon. .
h:le no posithe information cm
l.e g uncd iu-i to the cause of the fire.
It is believed to have bet a cf lncen -
Jill.- LIU.V , It li5 PttiU) " 4 11 A Uir
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loom uuniirt-s 111 111. liiu v n, a
iniiiiher of prominent residents hav
ing voted in f.ivor of forbidding the
oi'etiiiis if another place of amuse
incut of t!: is Lind.
WOMAN WALKER ON
WAY TO PORTLAND
F.dith Markham, who clahns to be
some pedestrian, dropped into the city
today. In February she came to the
city en rout-. from Portland, Oregon,
York city for the Portland
the paper having agreed to
give her $1,000 if she arrived in the
eastern metropolis in four months. At
Gary, Ind., the got "cold feet"' because
of the extreme weather conditions and
is now rtturnitg to the coast.
SET APART A DAY TO
LAUD SWEET CLOVER
William O. Eckhardt. a Rock Islaud
county boy and now agricultural ad
viser in DeKalb county, will be cne of
the speakers at a "sweet clover day"
n-.ct tlr.g of the Clinton, Iowa, farmers
Coverdale, four miles west of Deiraar
The affair is being arranged by Pro
fesstr Mosher, agricultural adviser o?
Clinun county. A dozen o'her men
who are well known in agricultural
circles wi'.I be there from outside
COL r. ties.
Mr. Coverdale has lung been a
friend of sweot clover. tne
that some Rock Island county farmers
have been trying for years to eradi
cate. He was one of the first to see
the benefits that it brought to the soil
and bo he began experiraening with
the various varieties. Now he has
sweet clover pastures and meadows,
with a quantity of sweet clover hay
stored away for the winter. He is also
prepared to demonstrate the results of
feeding sweet clover to farm anima'.s.
RUTH BENKERT TO
SING AT CONCERT
'Western Nightingale" to Be
Heard With Otto's Band
Arrangements nave been made by
Charjes T. Kindt and William J.
Klinck whereby Miss Ruth Benkert,
the 17-year-old Davenport girl, known
as the "Western Nightingale," will ap-J
pear a3 soloist with Otto's concert
band. ' She will make her premiere
appearance tomorrow night at Schuet
zen park. Hiss Benkert is considered
a marvel hy critics. She is a dramatic
snp-ano and has attained great suc
cess on several short concert tours.
Iast spring at the. music festival held
at Mt Vernon, Iowa, she was heard by
the celebrated Henri Scott, basso of
the Chicago Grand Opera company,
who highly praised her singing. He
has recommended her to the impres
sario of the Chicago company because
of the favorable impression which she
made at that time. Shs is a pupil of
Mrs. Ainalia Schmidt-Gobble of Daven-
program of both clarsical and popular
numbers, and judging by the recep
tion which it has met on previous oc
casions, there will be a great turnout
of tri-city music lovers.
MOOSE ORDER IS
NAMED IN SUIT
Local Member Brings Legal Ac
tion Again3t Order for
Sick Benefit Claim.
Through bis attorneys, Schriver &
Schriver, J. L. Frankhauser of the
police force has brought suit
against the local order of Moose. The
plaintiff seeks to recover the sum of
US, which lie claims Is due him on
a sick benefit. Frankhauser has been
ill for the past 45 days. He filed a
s'ck claim with the lodge, but sarr.e
was not allowed, it is alleged. The
papers have been filed with Justice
C. J. Schroeder, and the case wiS
probably come up for hearing Friday.
II PERSONAL POINTS !!
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bugee left last
night for the northwest and the Pa
Miss Louise Lightncr of Dixon
came last evening for a
Miss Elizabeth Doeckcl left yester-
j sPend h"r vacation with Mrs. George
' day for Muscatine where she will
S. R. Kenworthy left last night for
an cuting of several weeks in the
moun'ains. He will spend much of the
time at Glacier park in Montana.
Mrs. William Toenges and son Oran
of Denver, Colo., have arrived in the
city to make an extended visit with
.Mrs. Toenges daughter, Mrs. H. Rie-
K G. McAloon has returned from
; Stillwater. Minn., for a week's stav,
; at the ead of wnich period ne wi
, to Minneapcl-.s, where he has secured
Mr. and Mrs. J.
Shadle and son.
Clyde, of Moline have returned home
frcm a six months' visit with Mrs. I),
H. Holmes of Portland Dro anil nthcr I
relatives in the west.
J. A. Waddell, Bert Zitnmer and H.
C. I.uchtr.ann are in Chicago todiy
junhasing furniture for the new
Rock Island House which the.- have
i leased. They wiii also visit Grand
I Kapids, Michigan, before returning.
Mr. nnd Mrs. William Anderson lc-ft
yesterday morning for their home la
I Omaha. Neb. after a week's visit at
j the horre of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bur-
! ton. I,. Burton who has also been a
j guest at the Burton home for the past
three weens left yesterday
home in Newark, Ohio.
HOLDS A SESSION
The city commission held another
' informal session this mcrn'ng at which
time various estimates on the projects
to be voted cn at the special election
August 26. were considered. Much
work is involved in getting the pro
posed ordinances in shape.
II LICENSED TO WED II
John E. Carlson
Miss Ethel Anderson
end all the standard corset at tin
Moonlight Excursion. equaled savings for inftance, Jl cor
Don't fail to attend the moonlight 1 cets at 69c. Likewise hosierv at hand-
xcursioa on the
fuesday and Wednesday
July 22 and 23. (Adv.)
LABOR DAY PLANS
FOR THIS YEAR
Committees Make Beports at
Regular Meeting of In
BIG TIME IS PROMISED
Celebration Is to Be Held in Rock Is
land Parade Permits to
At the regular meeting of the Rock
Island Industrial Home association
held Monday evening in the Industrial
home, the various committees made
reports showing elaborate and exten-
( F.ivp nrTnrarior rr Veinc maita for
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the I-abor day parade and celebration
to be held in Rock Island this year.
An invitation will be extended to
the city officials of the tri-cities to
participate in the parade, and a gen
eral invitation is extended to all busi
ness houses or others desiring to enter
Coats to do so, provided they first re
ceive a permit from the parade com
'imttoe. This action was deemed ne
cessary to prevent a repetition of the
unfortunate termination of ite major
portion of the parade In Moline 15st
year and is consistent with the idea
that the day is dedicated to labor and
its interests and the parade should be
dedicated to labor and its interests
BHJ TIMK IM..NNEr.
The various committees report grati
fying results an are sparing no efforts
or expense to make this year's cele
bration the greatest ever held in the
tri-cities and one long to be remem
bered. The many unions are working
together for their general welfare and
advancement, and with this harmony
and good-will prevalent the local as
sociation feels fully justified in mak
ing such elaborate preparations.
The Review Publishing company
was given the contract to publish the
official program and the contract wa3
read and approved.
The committees on grounds, speak
ers, concessions, parade and amuse
ments are all working diligently and
final announcements will be made as
Loon as possible. It is planned to have
a baseball game between two fast tri
city teams, race and other amuse
ments. NAME TREASURER
FOP, THE Y.M.G.A.
J. Green Selected at Monthly
Meeting cf Eoard of
At the monthly meeting of the
board of directors cf the Y. M. C. A.
held last evening, I. J. Green was
named as treasurer. This completes
the list of officials for the institution.
C. D. McLain is the president, E. B.
McKown vice president and W. E.
Mr. McKown gave an interesting ac-
Dixon, 111., 1 count of the recent ass jctallon confer-1 health department and according to
visit with!fnfe which he attended at Lake,an official atatemfent there ls ,,, one
! Geneva. Plans regarding the new
building were discussed. Excellent
I-rogress is' being made on the build
ing and it will not be long before the
association has a beautiful new home
ready for occupancy.
Hugh Cunningham, arrested on com
plaint of his wife, was arraigned in
police court this morning and a $20
fins suspended over his head. Cun
ningham is alleged to have raised a
disturbance at his home last evening.
A drunken Mexican, EJ Lopus,
walked along Second avenue last
night insulting every woman he met.
Officer Furlong p'.aced the man under
arrest and this morning a fine of $1
j and cost was assessed
Ft NF.KAI. OF MRS. INCiAI.l.S.
The funeral of Mrs. J. B. Ingalls
v. as held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the heme. Cj9 Twentieth street.
Rev. T. E. Newland was in charge of
the services and interment was made
in Riverside cemetery, Moline.
K. & K. BUYERS
ARE IN THE EAST
Orders Are For a Peremptory Clear
ance of All Stocks.
From the M. & K. buyers who are
in the east come orders to clean all
summer stocks no matter what tne
sacrifice. So here goes Stylish tailor
ed suits, values to $45, at $11. Beau
tiful summer lingerie dresses at half
price and even less. Waists in end
lees variety of new summer ideas at
hdlf price and less. Kimonas, silk
petticoat and negligees at discounts
of 20 to 50 per cent. Smart millinery
at less than the cost of the trimmings.
Aiadame Irene corsets at decided re
ductions. Including $5 rradea at S3 5ft
' some savings and underwear of su
kinds at lowest prt-es ever known for
J similar quaTls can't we -persuade
you just to come and take a look?
You won't be asked to buy you'll do
that without the 7 asking. In all our
business career we've never sold such
fine merchandise at such little prices.
We do it now to clean the decks as
well as to add new customers. Won't
you let us help you add to your sav
ings? What you buy we stand by.
M. & K, (Adv.)
TWO MEN IN FIGHT
OVER FAIR WOMAN
Battle Staged Back of Erick
son Hall Results in the
Arrest of Three.
A fierce fight was staged back or
Erickson hall at Augustana !ast even
ing in which a man giving his name as
G. Milling'on was painfully cut about
the head. He was taken in custody by
the po'.ice and latter his two com
panions Blanche Milliagton and Harry
Clarke were also arrested. The trio
are being held at the station pending
- It is alleged that the two men got
Into a discussion relative to the gill
end a battle royal ensued. It is said
the woman, whose real name is claim
ed to be Nellie Adams, is frcm Bush
nel", but has been working in Moline
for some time.
WATER SHUT OFF
Patrons Who Have Not Paid Up
Find Service Is Being
That the waterworks department
means business in its threat to cut off
all delinquent water patrons, was evi
dent yesterday when the service was
discontinued for one user. It is said
this citizen owns some 35 or 40 houses
and that it w-as necessary to take tbe
same stringent method last winter fn
order to get him to pay up.
Three attachments are said to be
slated for discontinuance tomorrow.
They are No. 569, No. 1493 and No.
3230. It is said that most of the diffi
culty comes from well to do people
8nd that poor people, as a rule, have
kept their water bills paid up.
Commissioner Jonas Bear stated
this morning that he has arranged to
be at his office in the evenings begin
ning next Monday from 7 to 8 for the
convenience of patrons who wish to
confer with him relative to delinquent
SMALLPOX IS NOT
ON A RAGE AGAR
Reports Th X City Is in Grip of
Another Epidemic Are
Branded as False
Reports that the city Is in the grip
of another epidemic of smallpox were
branded as false this morning by the
an official statement there is but one
case of the disease under quarantine
in Rock Island at the present time.
The thorough inspection of the infect
ed district ha3 had the desired effect
and local health officers' are congratu
lating themselves upon having the
epidemic checked before it gained
very serious proportions.
Dr. Craig stated this morning that
he expected to have a detailed report
rt tVio rni-or t dnldtimin frtmnliitarl
in the next few days. The head of
the health department has been wait
ing until the city is free from the
disease before issuing a report of the
Pe'e Conner cf Matherville visited
with his parents over Sunday.
Mrs. James McWilllams and son,
Raymond, spent Sunday and Monday
at Matherville. i
Coal Valley played baseball Sunday
with the Berry Shoe Co. of Davenport.
The Valley team won the game the
score being 5 to 6."
Mrs. Henry Posten and two chil
dren, who have been visiting in Mo
line for the past week, returned home
Ben Phillips was a business caller
here Saturday evening..
The Sunshine band will hold a so
ciable on the church lawn Thursday,
July 24. An Interesting program has
been prepared. ',
Mrs. J. Ccnley spent' Mouday and
Tuesday in Rock Itland.
Mis Kate Sommerson and Miss
Street came from Moline Friday nigh:
to see Miss Pearl Sommersan who is
ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. C.
James Sachville, Fred Gregg, Mr.
Krapp and Mr. Velie motored to
Geneseo Sunday to the ball game.
coat alley is suffering a serious)
water famine. The town well is being
repaired and the supply of water has
been ehut off.
Miss Edna Andersen, who has teen
staying with her grandma, Mrs. Carl
sen, returned "home Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. August fclsomqulst of
Rock Island 6pent Sunday at the home
of Mrs. Eloomquist's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Anderson south cf town.
Mrs. Greer of Eherrard called here
on eld friends Wednesday.
Mrs. Rose Unger and Mrs. Marie
Have You Seen The Summer Dresses at
The See Hibe on the Corner
Second and "Brady Streets, Dabenport
WILLIAM KOCKEFELLER DEMONSTRATES
CONVINCINGLY THAT HE CAN "COME BACK'
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New York, July 21. William Rocke
feller, who was supposed t,o be at
death's door and certain to pass if he
ex-srtsd himself or tried to talk when
the Pujo committee wished to examine
him, has demonstrated that, he can
' Come DaCK
He appeared at the meeting of New
Haven d'rectors that ousted President
Mellen, sitting through a session near
ly five hours long and taking his full
share in the discussion.
Just after 1 p. m. Rockefeller ar
rived at the Grand Central terminal
in his automobile. Ilia color was good,
almost ruddy, and hie eye as br'ght
as his step was springy. Jumping
from his automobile, he called to the
driver in a voice quite loud, "Pa back
hers at 3 o'clock," and rushed into the
Rockefeller arrived as his associates
Howe of Mathersville visited with Mrs.
Fred Gregg Wednesday.
Miss Mary Schrier is visiting with
her aunt, Mrs. Fred Scliellman in
Milan for a few days.
Gertrude, Mary and Iafayette Nice
ly and Elsie Pe"ei sen drove to Moline
Thursday to attend the circus.
Mrs. Charles La son 'of Moline is
epending a few days at the home of
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Adolpb Larson.
Mr. and Mrs. George Nitz of Moline
Fpent Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Niz at this place.
ESwcou Gregg of Rock Island spent j
Sunday at home here.
T. R. Lees and family mbtored to
Moline Thursday to attend Ring'.ing
Lester Savers, Clyde Henderson,
Edwin Nichols and John Carruthers
stent Sunday at the Watch Tower.
Everett Pcston was in Coal Valley
Saturday calline on old frien.l vr
! little dauehter l.r.
Blackweil, accompanied him to make
a few days' visit wi h" their grand
parents Mr. and Mrs. Posten.
Mr. and -Mrs. A. Larson and son
Arthur, and Mrs. C. Larson and Lillian
Carlson drove to Mcline-Monday.
Mrs. R. C. Si:i , and two children,
Alice and Dale cf Watertown and Mrs.
F. Sievers and little sen. Perry, of
Reck Island came Saturday to visit
with their parents, Mr. and MrsJ M. W.
The Bee Hibe at
$1.98, $2.98, $3.98, $4.98
If yon haven't.' we want yon to see them, es
pecially some of the more recent additions to
these groups. Better fabrics and smarter styles,
than any we have yet shown at these prices. Spe
cial purchases from makers anxious to clear
stocks for fall, together with scores of dresses
from our regular stocks now going at Clearance
Nelv House Dresses at
69c, 98c and $1.2$
Hundreds of fresh, new dresses at these prices
have just been unpacked many of them suitable
for street wear. Made in most becoming styles of
percales, ginghams and lawns, in light and. dark'
colors. Practical, becoming and perfect fitting.
More White P. K. Skirts M 9$e ' More Summer Waists -at OSc
Another shipment in. and all Many new lots of fresh dainty
sizes here again, just enough lingerie waists. Middy and
for a week's selling don't Balkan blouses have been
delay. A splendid $1.50 skirt added to the sale of waists
for 9Sc at 9Sc
Coats for Cool TLbenings
Cloth Coats, Silk Coats, Linen Coats, Rain Coats.
Plenty of stiish, practical coats for these cool
evenings, for motoring and for traveling. '
New Jail sweater coats are ready
were lynching, but having had his
lunch he did not partake, confining his
attention to the matter in hand and a
hotje of mineral water.
After the luncheon he went into the
bo,ard room and shortly before 3 o'clock
when it was appar?nt the meeting
wculd last longer than he had antici
pated, he telephoned to h's chauffeur
not to come until notified.
Just, before 5 o'clock Percy Rocke
feller arrived at the terminal and went
into the directors' room. He cams out
In a r.iinute apparently much annoyed
tit the prolonged stny of his father,
and drove cff. After the meeting, the
elder Rockefeller was silent as the tra
ditional clam. So far as inquiries di
rected at him wer? concerned, jhe might
as well huve been stone deaf. He gaz
ed straight ahead, dodged into an eleva
tor and was on his way to his horns.
Poston. Mrs. Seivers returned Satur
day evening leaving her son Perry to
visit with his grandparents.
Miss Alice Willams of Moline spent
Sunday at home here.
Edward Bhremer and Harvey Wol
ley drove to Moline Sunday.
Henry Poston of Moline motored to
Coal Valley one day last week to visit
. John Poaton is spending
weeks with his sisters, Mrs.
and Mrs. Norris of Mo". ine.
Rev. Mr. Beard is sick.
Louis Long ' motored to
Thursday to attend the circus.
Miss Josie Murphy i3 visiting in
Moline and Rock Island.
Tcm'Daviscn of Sherrard is camp-!
ing near Reck river.
Mrs. Ei Normyle and two childrel
are visiting Mrs. Normyle's father,
Mr. Murphy. Mrs. G. Thour and
daughter cf Sherrard visited in Coal
The H. H. Sunday school cl2es was
entertained at Janet Frank's home
Wednesday afternoon. The nest meet
ing will be at Florence Murdock's
Mab e NeUon of Aledo and Evelyn
Fester of Wyoming ere visiting with
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fos
ter. - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cbrisman and
their two children of Warner speni
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Gimpsey.
The dancing club will give a dance
NOT AFRAID OF COFFINS.
Among the Chinese They Are Gladly
Accepted as Present.
Some one who knows Chinese peo
ple very well once told a tnle to show
that they do not permit themselves the
luxury of nerves. She said she had
gone one day. before the Boser riots,
to visit no old lady who lived out 1a
the country far beyond Weinslen.
When the American woman arrived
the old lady was out. but presently she
came in and announced that she had
just been out "watching the men dltf
her grave, but as it began to rain she
had told them to wait for a pleasanter
day." She did not die for years after
that but she had the comforting as
surance that her grave was ready for
her without any unseemly haste when
ever she cared tn occupy It
The same American had the expe
rience of sleeping In a room with: a
very large coffin when she was visiting
a Chinese friend, and the next morning
the old grandfather of the family call
ed her attention to Its excellences and
explained that his son bad made bim a
present of it "Isn't the wood flnej" be
asked admiringly. "It cost a lot of
money." Old people accept such pres
ents as marks of filial love, and not at
nil ns a hint for them to occupy the
coffin. New York Post . .'
Before General Luke Wright became
governor general of the Philippines he
practiced law In Memphis. It so befell
on one occuslor. tluit he was engaged
to defend a man for murder, while Ills
son was the state prosecutor.
In bis final argument while pleading
with the jurors to free bis client Gen
eral Wright wept copiously. As he fin
ished bis speech and sat down, wiping
his still streaming eyes, tbe younger
Wright rose to close the case for tbe
"Gentlemen of the Jury," be began.
"I nra overcome with udmlrution for
my father. lie has powers wblcb
even I. bis son. did not suspect be pos
sessed. You behold him shedding tears
for bis client, who. I am Informed, bai
paid him only a ninall fee. Gentle
men of tbe Jury, I never before knesv
my father could weep in court for lei
than $.").O0O:" Saturday Evening Po"t
Relax In the Water. - ;
Lew Sarett explains the difficulty
which the nonswitiuner has tn remain
ing afloat In "The Knack of Learning
to Swim." in Outing, us follow:
"The lionswimiuer, fearing the wa
ter, very naturally tenses his muscles
us he struggles to keep bis head above
the water until be is as hard as a rock,
and. like a rock, he sinks, whereas tbe
swimmer, having no fear, relaxes bis
muscles and bence becomes buoyant.
The explanation Is a simple physical
one. Tense, taut muscles increase the
specific gravity of tbe body and make
it sink In water; loose, relaxed muscles
(given an ordinary supply of air in th
iungsj will make the body Boat".
"HeMo. Ilitrom. I Imren't seen you
for n wk -
-No: I've twrn seeing you first
Ririiilriglinm Age Herald.
If I am hulldins s mountain snd stop
before the lust hiiketful of earth -Is
pinced on the minimi! I have failed,
ConfiK iim . ',
news' all tie Urns Th