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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. JULY 23, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
MAN FROM A CELL
Chicagoan Escapes Imprison.
ment When Waitress Pays
His Hotel Bill.
PAIR HAD BEEN ARRESTED
Fine for Disorderly Conduct Leave
Traveler In Financial Diffi
culties. "I didn't know he was married,
Judge, but I'll pay hid' bill anyhow."
With these words Mis3 Julia Miller,
waitress in a local hotel, came to
the rescue of Henry I'loehn, a Chicago
traveling man, when the latter was
confronted in police court this morn
ing with the necessity of paying his
hotel bill. Henry had Just paid a
fine of $3 and costs for being found
at the young woman's apartments and
was reduced to penury thereby. The
hotel bill was $:10.00, but it was set
tled and the Chlcagoan went free.
Ploehn has been in the three cities
for several weeks, making his head
quarters at a local hotel. During that
time he has apparently been giving
littie heed to the serious things of I
inc. .iisa ..iiiii-i viaj wit; nmuess
who had been attending to his wants
in the dining room.
Tuesday night the police were
called to the woman's apartments in
a rooming house on Fiftli avenue n
complaint that a man and woman
were raising a disturbance. The cou-1
pie. placed under arrest, proved to be!
noenn ana miss Miner. Kotn were
fined $3 and costs for disorderly con
duct. ins WiFK A I J rilll.DHKV.
Letters found in Plnehn's possession
showed that he was married and had
a family of several children to whose
support he has not been contributing
of late. The contents of these, made
public at the triiil, seem to have been
the first intimation the woman had
that rio-hn wan married.
The management of the hotel where
the man had been stopping had a i
representative in court prepared to !
lodge complaint against him if his ac
count there was not settled.
EXPERTS TALK TO
Formal Sessions Begin for Velie
Agents Leading Model
Next Year a "Six."
Tills morning the series of lectures
prepared for the visiting agents and
nalesmen of the Velie Motor Vehicle
rompnny wns begun at the Deere
camp Routhea?t of the city. Thpre are
130 visitors here for the annual field
day and course of instruction. Ses
nicns will continue the remainder ofian(J Twenty-fifth street will be among
the I the other larger areas to receive at-
Thia evening there Mill be a big
vaudeville entertainment furnished by
some of the leading stars in the busi
ness, a number having been brought
here from Chicago for the purpose.
Interest in (lie 1011 models which
are being studied centers in the six
cylinder car hleh will be made the
leader of the line. This will have a
60-horse power motor, and will weigh
3.400 and will sell for $2,350. It will
be the Ugliest six cylinder car turned
cut by au American manufacturer, it
ls said. It will be modeled along the
lines of one or two leading English
Improvements are to be added to
the two models of "fours" which have
been made in the past. The 40-uorse
power car will have five horse power
added, while the 32 will have a S5
horse power motor. Tests have beeD
made ut all the new improvements
such as steel wheels and pneumatic
gear shifters, but it has been decided
We have had now a week of our Great Oxford Sales (which we hold simultane
ously in each of our three stores), and that our prices and values are appreciated
is evident in the business we have done.
You can wear Oxfords a full three months yet, but our time to sell them is NOW!
countn r Pump tco g00d reserve ey all gxat 20fc to 25 Tc Dis-
A few Specials Cut Below Cost. White Shoes and Children's Low Cuts at the
same low prices.
We Are Going to Make
Short Work of this Sale!
1807 2nd Ave.,
to await till . the experimental stage
is passed before adopting them. 1m
prvements have been incorporated in
the Gray and Davis electric starter.
MOLINE TARS ARE
HOME FROM TRIP
Eight Tars in Crew Which Ac
companied Gov. Dunne on
Eight members of the local division
cf the Naval Reserves returned today
from Chicago after spending the week
as part of the crew of the s'eamer
Dubuque in a cruise on Lake Mich
igan. Governor E. F. Dur.ne was the
principal passenger on the boat, the
cruise being devised as an outing for
tim and to enable him to decide, free
from the clamor of politicians, what
disposition to make of a hundred or
more of the more important state of
fices that he has power to fill. Among
'.hees are superintendent cf the Water
(town hospital and superintendent or!,.
the twin-city employment bureau, ai,,w , ...,
newly created office. The governor on
his return annovneed that he would
make known his choice for these posts
Moline tars who made the cruise
will tVta rr1iil Aara nt cr ri n rr Aiir O
Fpecial duty were Richard DeKeyper,
August DeVinck, John F. Mager, Fred
Strand. Wilfred Johnson. Roy Ouder
kirk, George V. Rexroade and Gus
BUILD MANY HOUSES
IN EASTERN SUBURBS
Expecting an addition to the city's
population within the next year of
1,800 workingmen. East Moline capi
talists are planning to erect between
one and two hundred houses. These
will be put up in the New Shops ad
dition.. The death of the late C. H.
Pope, who was actively interested in
the building movement, temporarily
delayed the beginning of operations,
but 11 ls stated that the original plans
are 10 De earned out.
Thirty new houses, costing $50,000,
have been or are being built in Silvis
since :he opening of the building sea
son. At this rate quarters should in
time be found for all the families who
wish to make their home there. At
present tiiere are no vaeant houses
and in many places two or three fam
ilies occupy quarters ordinarily used
by one family.
CITY OUTS WEEDS AND
CHARGES 50C PER LOT
Slowness of property owners in
heeding the admonition of the authori
ties to cut the weeds on vacant lots
has led the city to start the work. A
team and mower will be used. Work
is now in progress on the 40 vacant
lots east of Thirty-sixth street and the
Lundholm tract on Slxtenth avenue
Owners of the property on which
weeds and grass are cut will be charg
ed at the rate of 50 cents per lot. This
will not work a hardship on owners
of lots who live out of the ctiy.
Will Pave Alley.
Paving of the alley between Fif
teenth and Sixteenth streets and
Eighth and Tenth avenues was recom-
mended by the board of local improve-
I ments at a meeting Tuesday. The
commission will shortly adopt an or-
dinance providing for the lmprove-
Finds His Bicycle.
H. R. Stuart, boys' secretary of the
Y. M. C. A., has recovered his bicycle
which was stolen recently. It was
found standing in front of the plant of
the Rock Island Brewing company in
Rock Island, where the thief had aban
412 15th St,
Happenings in Rock Island's
BUSY FITTING AND
New Equipment of Rock Island
Being Fitted for Road
Si".vis shops of the Rock Island road
have been busy fitting out and testing
the SO new engines of the Pacific
type which are being delivered to the
company as rapidly as they can be
turned out by the factories. Fitting
and testing of passenger engines has
been done heretofore almost exclusive
ly at Chicago.
These engines are part of the new
equipment the company purchased
with the proceeds of the recent bond
issue for this purpose. There bave
been purchased, also, 30 Mikado
freight engines and a number of spe
cially designed switch engines for tri
city yards. These will also be put in
shape for service at the Silvis shops.
! In the past the local establishment
,,. .. ., ,i n
freight engines used on the road, bu
passenger engines require different
handling and the Chicago shops have
been especially fitted to do this work.
J . ry J - .
Arnold Reams, aged 14, a messenger
1 omnlnrul h h Pn.tal ToWranh
company. narrowly escaped death and
suffered a badly bruised foot during
the noon hour today when his bicycle
slipped on a wet pavement and he
was thrown almost under the wheels
of a Third avenue street car. The
boy had been riding in the car tracks
and turned out to allow the car to
pass at Third avenue and Eleventh
street, when he lost control
of his machine. In an effort to make
a sharp turn to avoid being struck he
overbalanced the wheel and fell so
j near the wheels that before he could
move the rear step struck his foot,
bruising it badly. Reams lives at
Eleventh street and Brasher avenue,
South Rock Island.
BURGLARS AT WORK
AS FAMILY SLEEPS
Burglars entered the home of F. Q.
Johnson, 356 Seventh street, Tuesday
evening and ransacked the first floor
while members of the family were
asleep on the second floor. The value
of the articles taken totaled $35. Evi
dently the marauders were in the
house for some time, for they care
fully searched every nook and corner
where anything of value might have
been concealed. They were not heard
while at work and the police have
little to work on. , They took $7 in
cash, two brooches set with stones, an
engraved gold brooch, two rings, one
garnet and the other with a cameo set,
and a ladies' purse with a small sum
ALLISON SENT BACK
TO 'JACKSON PRISON
A South Bend dispatch tjoday states
that "Yock" Allison, who was arrested
in Moline several years ago after, es
caping from prison and has been fight
ing extradition at South Bend, whers
he was held for violation of parole,
oeen 10 -w".
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l serve ui leasi luur years iu uie oiaic
COMPANY F GETTING
SUPPLIES FOR CAMP
Supplies are be'ng received by Com
pany F. I. X. G., to be used in the an
nual encampment at Camp Lincoln
next w-eek. Three recruits Joined the
company Tuesday night, and ethers
are expected to enroll la time to take
118 West 2nd St,
part in the expedition. Captain R. E.
Willis is at his office in the armory
every evening, where those desiring
to enlist can see him. The captain
has given an invitation to all Molin
ers who happen to be in Springfield
during the encampment to visit the
company, hospitality being extended,
of course, to include the commissary
Water Pressure Cannot Im
prove Till Consulting Engi
neer Is Employed.
According to Commissioner L. O.
Jahns, water pressure in the city
mains is not likely to be much im
proved till the new low lift pump to
raise the water to the settling basin
has been installed. This will not be
done till the city secures the services
of a consulting engineer, that position
being left vacant recently by the resig
nation of Dabney Maury.
The present low lift pump handles
5,000.000 gallons a day and the new
one will raise 6,000,000, Thus the ca
pacity will be more ' than doubled
when the additional facilities are pro
vided. All except one boiler at the water
works have been connected with the
new 160-foot smokestack and the old
stack, 92 feet in height, will now be
torn down. This work was done
practically without any break in the
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UraC UL UJO UUI1JU9, tilt: UUtTiailUU 1 C"
v u iij
4"" "'ft J1UUI . A opcia. ur-
v,,l wf '0r ls purpose With-
out it the work would have taken two
days and would have" been Impossible
at the present time when the use of
water is heaviest.
The new stack is expected to be
large enough to meet the needs of
the boilers for many years.
LOCAL MAN DIES
FROM GUN WOUND
Walter Tod Accidentally Killed
Near Gering, Neb. Re
The body of Walter Tod, a former
Rock Island resident, who was acci
dentally killed near Gering, Neb., ar
rived this noon and the funeral will
be held tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock at the Kccx chapel, where the
body was taken upon its arrival in t,he
Ted was accidentally shot In the
right ankle while camping with a com
panion near Gering, and by the time
that medical aid reached him he was
so weak from the loss of blood that, it
was impossible to save his life. He
left Rock Island about two years ago,
and 6ince then made his home in the
west. Besides his mother, Mrs E. V.
Tod of Moline, he is survived by two
brothers and one sister, Arthur and
Gert.rude Tod, Moline, and J. S. Tod of
Some days ago Chief of Police Brinn
received a telegram from the coroner
at Gering stating that a man by the
name of Walter Gordon had been kill
ed there, and asking for information
a : 1.11 . r..i
le&aiuiug relatives, a mistake was
made in the name, and it was not
until later that it was found that Wal
ter Tod was the unfortunate victim of
WATERTOWN HAS AN OLD
An organization to be known as toe
Old Settlers' Association of Watertown
has been formed and its membership
includes about a score of the older
residents of Watertown ami vicinity.
The association was formed at a party
at Campbell's island last week in hon
or of Mr. and Mrs. First, who were
visiting here from thair home in AVest
Virginia. Mrs. Mary Palmer of Water
town is president and Mrs. Henry Al
brecht of. this city, secretary.
PLAN FOR VELIE PICNIC
Factory Men and Families to Have an
Outing in August.
Arrangements are being made for
the Velie annual picnic which will
take place at Campbell's island at a
date to be named. Last year 3,000
employes took part in the outing. Com
i petition in the sporting events has
' been keen between the carriage fac
j tory and the motor factory employes.
I Last year the former won the ball
j game and the tug of war but this sum
j mer the motor works men are getting
in shape to take their revenge.
iAUTO SKIDS INTO A TREE
Plow City Garage Car Damaged When
It Slips on Asphalt.
Skidding on wet asphalt, an auto
driven " by Fred Norton, an employe
cf the Plow City garage, crashed head
on into a, tree and was badly damaged.
The driver was unhurt, though he was
thrown to the ground. The accident
happened at Sixth avenue and Twenty
third etreet, Tuesday.
Articles of incorporation have been
tatton nut at ?nrln.n.u i -i
. .i-nucio u j iue oreai-
"wiuc vuiiiiiuiiee. i ne purposes
are stated as civic, commercial and
industrial benrfit. A. G. Abraham.
O. F. Anderson and Harry Ains.worta
are the incorporators.
A NURSE SERVICE
Mrs. William Butterworth An
. nounces Inauguration cf
UNDER KING'S DAUGHTERS
Workers in the Various Deere Shops
and Their Families Will Bs
Announcement was made today that
Mrs. William Butterworth has decided
to maintain, under the supervision of
the King's Daughters, a nurse to carx
free of charge, for employes and their
families of the Deere factories, in
cluding Deere & Co., Deere & Mansur
company, John Deere Wagon company,
Marseilles Manufacturing company
John Deere Harvester company, Dav
enport Wagon company and Union
Malleable Iron company.
Miss Sarah Adolpbson, who has
been serving in the general visiting
nurse work maintained by the King's
Daughters, has been engaged to ;ab j
up the Deere memorial nurse work.
Mrs. Butterworth will prQvide an en
dowment fund sufficient to meet all
Mrs. Josephine C. Barnhardt will
have general charge of the Deere me
morial nurse service and quarters wil!
be provided in the old postoffice
building, where four rooms formerly
occupied as offices by Peek & Dietz
will be fitted up to- be used for this
work and that of the visiting nurse,
and will a'so have a room to be used
for meetings of the King's Daughters.
START AUG. 1.
It i3 planned to inaugurate the new
philanthrophy Aug. 1. In their pay
envelopes the first of the month em
ployes of the factories named will find
blanks upon which application for the
services of the nurse may be made.
At the headquarters of the nurse a
card index system will be maintained,
with the names of all employes of the
various companies. Records of ser
vice rendered will be kept. Mrs.
Butterworth desires that the service
shall not be confined to care in case
of actual illness, but that it shall be
broadened to include the giving of ad
vice and instruction tending to pro
mote general health and happiness of
those ministered to.
Old settlers of Watertown and vi
cinity held a picnic on Campbell's is
land Friday in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry and daughter of West Virginia,
29 being present. After a sumptuous
picnic dinner was partaken of all went
to the inn where a musical program
was enjoyed. A permanent society
was organized under the name of
Watertown Old Settlers' union. Mrs.
Mary Palmer was elected president,
Mrs. Henry Albrecht secretary. They
will meet annually at Campbell's is
Miss Dlna Heeren, Miss Etta
Schwenecker and Mrs. Frank Sample
of Port Byron were guests of Mlsa
Dena Rale Sunday.
" Rev. C. E. Hawkins, pastor of Spen
cer Memorial church oj Rock Island,
and family were entertained at the
home of Mrs. and Miss Lucas Thurs
day. Mrs. Nellie Trout and children hava
returned to their home in Galesburg
after a few days' visit among relatives
Mrs. William Parker spent Friday
in Port Byron.
Byron Ausbrook who was overcome
by the heat Thursday last is getting
Mrs. Joe Bradford and children of
Moline are at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Driggs. "
Mrs. Charles Bensinburg entertain
ed relatives from Port Byron the past
Bob Miller of Colchester is a guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherbine.
Mrs. Washburn and Mr. and Mrs.
Zum Alten Dorf
Free Dancing After Concert
1. March Floral Queen. . .Ernst Otto Plf
2. Overture Rienza i. Wagner ,
3. Salute of Armore
4. Hungarian Fantasia
5. Selection from Little Boy Blue..
6. Solo Mis3 Ruth Benkert
(a) Song Lenz Hilbach
(b) Song of Sunshine
i. Quartet from Riggolette
8. (a) Persian Rose
(b)Babyre Great Big
9. Walts Southern Roses...
10. 'Cottage Songs
SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS
Saving a Dollar x
HERE IS AN IDEA WORTH THINKING ABOUT.
ARE NOT THE BIG MEN OF TODAY THE MEN
WHO DID THE LITTLE THINGS WELL; WHO
LOOKED AFTER THE LITTLE DETAILS CARE
FULLY; WHO ACTUALLY ACCUMULATED
MONEY BY SAVING A DOLLAR?
YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY NOW.
IF YOU MAKE US A CALL. WE WILL SHOW
YOU HOW SMALL AMOUNTS SAVED REGU
LARLY WILL MAKE YOU INDEPENDENT.
INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS
ORGANIZED -18 9 O
Hanna of Bolesburg, 111., spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. George Scott.
Marie Devere of the hospital is
back at her post after a two weeks'
Mr. pnd Mrs. Otto Peterson and R.
L. Pearsall were Sunday visitors in
Mrs. Belle Walker of Zuma has been j
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Fil- i
bert and Mr. and Mrs. D. 1. Allsbrow
the last few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Harding Warren of
East Moline were guests at the Miles !
C. A. Larsdn and family were enter
tained at the home of Ed Axelson and
Mrs. Joe t.lorland and daughter of
Moline wefe callers at tt-? home of
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ostlund and chil
dren of Moline visited relatives here
Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'Donnell of Dav
enport and Mr. and Mrs. R. F. O'Don
nell of Beardstown are at the bedside
of their mother, Mrs. O'Donnell, who
is quite ill al the home of her daugh
ter. Mrs. William Keene. ,
The sociable at the M. E. church last
Wednesday evening was well attend
ed and a neat sum was realized.
Percy Winslow of Macomb is visit
ing his uncle, Walter Coatcs.
Ross Wainwright of Zuma was a
Watertown caller Saturday.
Dorothy Johnson of Rock Island hes
returned home after a week's visi'.
with -Mi: I Grethel Ausbrook.
Margery Donahue of Moline has
gone home after spending a few weeks
with relatives here.
Mrs. L. L. Barford and children ol
Macomb aw visitors at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Frank Sherbine.
Mrs. Marion John, Mrs. Elizabeth
Luca and Mrs. Cady entvtained lue
ladies of the M. E. Aid society at the
church Wednesday afternoon.
I Dr. and Mrs. Neil of the hospital
j have gone for a two weeks' vacation
to be spent in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sam Nichols, daughter and son
of Chicago arethe guests of Mrs.
Mrs. Sadie Chase and daughter Mae
have. returned from Cable, 111., where
they attended the funeral of a brother-in-law.
Full Moose Ticket.
Jersey City, N. J., July 23. The
progressives of New Jersey will put
a complete ticket in the field at the
coming state election. Roosevelt and
Gifford Plnchot, it is said, will be
among the speakers.
Bulgarien Terms Met.
Sofia, July 23. Servia and Greece
today agreed to peace negotiations
with Bulgaria, to take place in Buchar1
est. An armistice is being arranged
at Nish and probably will be conclud
ed in a day or two. Roumania has re
fused Turkey's request to come to a
peace, conference. The powers have
consented . to these arrangements.
Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles,
U. S. A., retired, has made an appeal
Thomas Chas. T. Kindt end W. J. Klinck
30 Musicians 30
y MISS RUTH BENK2RI
Strauts ' Special Soloist
I H.P.HULL v PREi
to the American Red Cross for fundi
for Macedonian refugees. '
Henry County Lawyer Ded.
Kev rmje, 111., July Si. Nicholas J,
Demerath, a prominent member of tlia
Henry county bar. and president of
the Kewar.ee public library board, died
r.t his home here yesterday of appen
Bryan in lewa.
Adel, Iowa. July 3. Secretary
Bryan and a company of several lead
ing Iowa democrats arrived here at
noori. He is to deliver a lecture hero
this afternoon, after which he will de
liver a lecture at Panora, and return
to Washington tonight.
Ferryman and Son Drown,
Onion Lake, Sask., July 23. Swan
Johnson, a ferryman, and hia G-venr.
eld son were drowned whilo crossing
the river at Lapak, 18 miles west of
Onion Lake, lato last night.
Sterilized Soil For Flower.
It is not generally known that tb
soil used by florists for filling wiodovr
boxes and flowerpots is often steri
lized. This sterilization is not intend
ed primarily for the destruction of
germs, but for the destruction of all
animal and vegetable life in the soil,
so that weeds will not be springing up
along with the flowers and worms np
rooting the e:irtuv The sterilizing de
vice consists of a large bin with steam
pipes running through it about four
feet apart Along these pipes there
are placed holes at intervals of a few
inches. The soil which is sod plow
ed up and left to decay for u year is
dumped in. Then .the steam is turned
on for half tm hour. At the end of
that time the process is completed.
The Budding Financier-.
Probably the late J. P. Morgan's first
attempt at finance took place in Bos
ton. His school teacher gave blm mon
ey to buy erasers. Young Morgan woi
gone a long time. When be returned
he handed the teacher the erasers and
"What's this for?" asked the teach
er. . "I gave you just enough to buy
"Oh." returned young Morgan. "I
went around town until I could find q
place to buy at wholesale." Detroit
Free Press. ...
Perpetual Motion. .
"What a lively baby." said Flaherty.
"Have ye bad bis picture took yet, I
"Not yet," said Fogarty, the proud
father. "We thrled to. but ofther na
hour's lost labor the photygrafter my
f erred us to a moving picture studio."
Lippincott's. ' 1
' Moonlight Excursion.
Don't fail to attend the moonlight
excursion on the ' barge Mississippi
Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
July 22 and 23. (Adv.)
, Matinee and Night
1- 1IarchIn KJ'al Favor Neyer
2. Overture Morning, Noon and (
Kight . . Suppa
3. (a) Fraemarei Schumann
(b) The Palms Faure
4. Popular Hits Lampe
5. Special Solo .
6. DcEcr'.ptivc The Forge with For- i
7. Selection from Little Boy Blue
8. Soxtetta from Lucia . . . Doanizett)
9. Waltz Italian Night . ;
10. Hucgarian Dance No. 5.... Brahms
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