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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. JULY 24, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
. Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City -
FAVOR NEW SITE
FOR THE BRIDGE
tor state appointments who are '
anxiously awaiting the announcement
j that Governor Dunne promises nest
'Monday, when a number of jobs will
I be doled out. Among the aspirants
; are Coroner R, C. J. Meyer, who is an
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inppuuaui lur lue pubiiiuu ui bupenn-
" itendent of the Watertown hospital;
Moline Plow Company Objects! William Pierce, out for state game
to PronftBPri Viarli-.r-t. nn warden; Frank Gustafson, who may be
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I named state deportation officer; H. H
j McBride, who desires the office; of
I superintendent of the free employment
and Horace Altz and Charles
, whose friends are pushing them
I for places on the barbers' state ex-
Appropriation by Congress May Be 1 amining board.
INTERFERES WITH PLANTS
Fought Unless Location
First Settled Upon,
AUTO TRIP COSTLY
TO VINTON, IOWA, MAN
Eight hundred dollars, possibly
Unless the question of a site Is first
settled it is likely that there will be
opposition to the rebuilding of the 1 more, will be the coBt to H. L. Strong
bridge connecting Moline with Rock!r Vinton, Iowa., of his auto trip to-
Island arsenal for which Congressman the three cities Sunday. He ha3 set
Tavenner is about to introduce a bill tled a11 tlie damages resulting from
for an appropriation of $150,000. The his collision with a surrey ia East Mo-
Moline Plow company, which occupies llne Sunday night and has returned
INSANE MAN RUNS
AROUND IN STREET
Carl Thatcher Terrifies Resi
dents by Pulling Loaded
lend of his right thumb in an accident J 1 1 1-1 1 1 II mil ftniinni
in the Silvis shops Wednesday. HetMI-yV H 1 H H I iH I ! 1 1 1
caught the member in a cog wheel (111-II 1 1 I U 1 1 U Ul I U U L
and it was so badly crushed that it
had to be amputated at the first joint
OVER SAND HILL
City Hauling Dirt on Highway
South of the Rock River
A man giving his name as Carl
Thatcher and believed by the police
to have escaped from some insane hos
pital terrified residents and pedes
trians on Thirteenth street. East Mo
line, shortly before noon yesterday by
suddenly drawing a revolver .and run
Flourishing the weapon, which was
leaded and of 38-calibre, the lunatic I
fled down the middle of the street j
uttnvlTio. nnoarfh'r hnwls It is nrob- !
able tbkt these jells saved several ! missioner Anderson states The sand
lives for r-eople in his path, hearing the..hl!1 furnished a serious
them, speedily sough: shelter.
nesro. whese name is not known, was
Improvement of the, road leading
across the sand hill south of Rock
river has been begun by the city and
will be carried on as long as funds
WILL BE MODERN
Plans Now Being Prepared for
" Proposed Structure Call
ALL AIR WILL BE WASHED
Lunch Room, Emergency Hospital,
Quarters for Visiting Athletes,
Many features not contemplated
when the old high school building was
It is prob-!for he Purpose -are available. Com- constructed will be incorporated in
tie new structure, plans for which
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a prompt; ana regular reurn
and at all times is under your
The interest, 4 r, , is compounded semi-annually and ac
counts may be opened with a deposit of one dollar or more.
We incite you to '"
Make Our Bank Your Bank
! obstruction to travel and the hill has
long oeen a Dugbear lor motorists, i ne
both Rid..,, nf Miwnth ,,t h home. Besides the fine of $10 and L.r. ...;m mn -aa Plan Ior s improvement is a simple
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of Third avenue, claims that its plant 'costs for speeding he paid $365 for
w ill be damaged by the proposed via- j killing a horse and smashing the rig
duct at the south end of the new
Under the plans which have been
roughly drawn a viaduct is to cross
the Milwaukee tracks as the south
approach to the bridge and U will
start at the north side of Third ave
nue and rise at a grade of six or seven
per cent to the river. This viaduct.
it is claimed, would interfere with
extensions planned by the plow com
pany. At the same time it would be
unwise to build a new bridge without
providing an overhead crossing for
the railroad tracks.
FAVOR A SKW SITE.
What the Moline Plow company and
others who are interested desire is the
selection of a new site for the bridge,
Eighteenth or Nineteenth street be
ing favored. Inasmuch as the city ex
pects some time to have an improved
harbor, it will be necessary either to
put the bridge high enough to
clear the tops of the boats or
put in a dra span. In either event
the $150,000 appropriation would not
be sufficient, it is claimed. Another
item of expense would be incurred in
building a new main drive on the is
land to connect with the bridge.
and nearly as much more went to the
three persons injured and to the phy
sician who is attending them. The
total foots up an even $600, without
taking into account the damage to
the automobile, which will amount to
at least $200 more.
one. Clack dirt taken from nearby
will be put on the roadway in the hope
WILL OPEN SUNDAY
Next Sunday the firRt games will
be played in the incubator league
which is being organized by K. O.
I-ovliiH of Kast Moline. There will be
contests on the diamonds in Kast Mo
line, Silvis, Watertown and Camp
bell's island. Among the teams that
will play will be the Riversides and
Hlspatih. Jrs., of Moline. Kast Mo
line Kankee Kids and Silvis. Water
town and Campbell's island club. A
regular schedule will be played. If
th plans of the promoter are carried
POLICE OF E. MOLINE
NEED PATROL WAGON
East Moline is too large a town to
be covered by two policemen without
any means of locomotion more speedy
than those that nature gave them.
That is the complaint that has been
made a number of times lately by the
day force and the alternative up to the
city fathers is to increase the force
or to purchase a patrol wagon or
motor. Often, it is said, complaints
are turned in from a remote quarter
of the city and before an officer can
walk to the place the trouble makers
bind it into a compact surface. Two
teams are at work hauling the dirt.
upon him before he knew it and press
es u. .eMmc. u- that it will work up with the sand and
ilia IltV-Jl. 1 Ilir tuifiCM mail 111 iut
act of en'ering Goethal's saloon, 1301
Second avenue, at the time and he
was instructed by his assailant to
continue his progress; which he did
without argument but with many pray
ers. He was marched into the place
and to the wall where he was ordered
to "about face." This done the in
sane man transferred the 'muzzle of
t Vi n trim frrtm ito vanlflcra nnjnt nfainct
the back of the victim's neck to theinon "d bruV h'S Clty a
HELD FOR STRIKING
FOREMAN WITH BAR
Henry Vlekkus, employed in the
Rock Island round house in Rock Is
land, was arrested Wednesday after-
center of his forehead which seemed
to satisfy him just as we'.l. What
would have followed is still a ques
tion as at that moment several stout
hearted patrons of the saloon closed
in upon the crazy man from behins
and he was quickly diEarmed and sub
dued. It is believed, however, that he
intended to kill his victim.
foreman in the shops of the Republic
Iron & Steel company, where Vlekkus
formerly worked. The warrant was
gotten out July JT. but Vlekkus was not
located till Wednesday. It is charged
that he struck Atkins with an iron bar,
but at the hearing before Magistrate
Gustafson today he claimed that he
I merely used a small piece of wood
Thatcher declares that he lives atHe was bound over t0 lhe grand jury
Sheffield, Ohio, but the police doubt
his story and have communicated with
all the nearby insane asy'.ums.
REPUBLIC EARNINGS FOR
HALF YEAR ARE LARGER
Famines cf the Republic Iron &
Stfel company, which has a plant in
this city. Iip.vp increased materially
d irin: the last ra'.f year, according to
a rr;)rt. just, issued from the offices in
Ne vCrk. The total for the half
year, JL',808,000. is more than double
that of the corresponding period of
1912, while il 9.,000 is available for
divid nds, ri?a'!rt nbout $500,000 a
ago. Alter making deduction for
preferred ci'.vtfrfcds there was left
$1,097,000 to be paid in dividends on
ccnwion Htnck, which is at the rate
cf ? per cent fo.- the full year. Both
cor.'irtoH atd inferred stock of the
ton pany li::c jumped lu price since
t'e riimrt was iFFued.
in the sum of $200.
BANQUET IS CLOSING
TREAT FOR DEALERS
THIRTY-FIVE MAY GO TO
SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE
Thirty-five Odd Fellows are expected
to go from this city to the sovereign
grand lodge at Minneapolis Sept. 15-
A banquet IhlH' evening will mark!"0- lf the request of the local mem
the close of the entertainment of the! be" 'or Initiatory and first degree
visiting Voile dealers and traveling wrk ,here is Granted. Those interest
inn h.-re for the yearly field meeting j e' "re rabers of Manufacturer
els. The feaot will be : erved at the
.Manufacturers' hoti-1. Wednesday eve
ning diversion was furnished by a
vaudeville bill put on aftt-r dinner in
which' some excrptionally good talent
appeared. This morning attention was
given to improvements in the con
struction of the Velie trucks.
RUSSELL QUITS AS
SECRETARY OF THE Y
There was great surprise in Y. M.
C. A. circles this afternoon when word
leaked out that H. W. Russell, the
new secretary of the association, pre
sented his resienation to the execu
tive board at noon today and that the '
board accepted it immediately. Mr.
Russell gave as his reason the fact
that he was fully convinced that the
board was not in accord with his plaws
and dissatisfied with the innovations
that he has introduced.
The resignation came as a surprise
to those not acquainted with condi
tions, but it is said that those on the
inside have been expecting it for some
days. Mr. Russell was brought here as
an expert to build up the association
and went into office May 1. He moved
his household effects to Moline only a
few days ago. A thief entered the
house the night that the goods ar
rived. Where he will gw now is not
known. O. K. McLaughlin, assistant
secretary, has been appointed acting
secretary until a new one is appointed.
DAIN STILL ABSENT;
CASE IS CONTINUED
One more chance will be given the
bondsmen of George Dain wanted on a
charge of illegal sale of liquor, to pro
duce their man in court. If he is not
here July 31 they will be compelled to
pay over $200.
have left the country as soon as he
will be ready inside of a month.' The
new school, which was provided for by
the voters recently when they author
ised a bond issue of $200,000 for the
purpose, will be located just east of
ihe present building. Its ground area
will be 192 feet east, and west and 135
feet north and south.
Perhaps of mcst importance among
the modern features will be an air
washing plant, which will cost $2,000.
All air introduced through the heating
plant will be passed through water,
thereby taking out most of the dust
and leaking it possible to heat at low
er cost, it is said. Purer air is exroct
ed to result in a greater degree of
health on the part of teachers and pu
Another innovation will be an emer
gency hospital on the first floor, which
will be fitted up with several cots aad
all necessary appliances t,o render
first aid to the injured or ill.
There will also be on the first floor
two program rooms 23x30 feet each,
which are intended for literary meet
ings oi pupils, but will be available
for meetings of outsiders, and may be
Ufed for social center work.
Visit,:ng athletes will find special
quarters for them, with lockers and
shower baths. These will be'reached
by an outside entrance' being located
in the northwest corner of the base-
H. E. CASTEEL, President. M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres. H. B. Simmon, Cash.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.
I There will be a lunch room on the
Pain is reported to' -
ill me liu: i iifa3l luiutri vt 111 uc itit
kitchen. A bicycle room will also be
placed in the basemsnt.
The gymnasium will be 64x90 feet,
and there will be a circular track
around the outside.
SEATS FOR JKiO.
The auditorium, located In the mid
dle of the first floor, will seat 700 on
the floor and 350 in the balcony. The
commercial department is to be on the
secend flcor and the faboratorics on
the third floor.
Thirty-one recitation rooms are to be
provided. The main entrance will be
the north end of thebuilding, with an
other one at the east side.
was released on bond, but his attorney
insists that he is not far away and will
eventually show up for trial. The cise
was set for today in Magistrate Gustaf
son's court, but in the absence of the
defendant a continuance tiil July 31
II OBITUARY RECORD II
MANY CANDIDATES HERE'
Applicants for State Jobs Await Word
From Governor Dunne.
Moline has a number of candidates the trip
CLUB GETS A SPECIAL CAR
East Moline Ball Players 30 for Re
turn Game at Matherville.
A special car to Mathervil.e is prom
ised 'he East Moline baseball club
which gees to that piace Sunday for a
game with the miners. The car will
leave the station at the foot cf Fourth
Ftreet. Rock Island, at 12 o'clock and
leturning will leave Matherville nt
6:35. A special rate will be made for
C. R. I. & P. EMPLOYES
HAVE MINOR ACCIDENTS
Mack Bruner of Davenport fell from
a locomotive to the pavement in the
Silvis shops of the Rock Island road
Wednesday and was knocked uncon
scious. Bruises were inflicted on the
left side, but the injuries are not of
a serious nature.
H. Huntington, a brakeman on the
Rock Island, was hurt while in the
Silvis yards, a piece of coal falling
from the top of the tender and strik
ing him on the head. A physician
sewed up the wound.
Ixniis Lindquist of Moline lost the
MltS. Iill.SIIJ WII.IK.
Miss Elsie Wylie. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Erville Wylie, died at 5:20
Wednesday afternoon at the city hos
pital. She had been ill four months
and submitted to an operation, with
out success. She was born Feb. 1,
1894, and had lived most of the time in
Hampton township. Besides the par
ents, five sisters survive. Funeral
services will be held at the home one
mile north of Warner's crossing at 1
o'clock Friday afternoon and at 3:30
at the Barstow church. Rev. W. H.
Blanche of Davenport will bo in
charge and interment will be made at
Mount Zlon cemetery.'
BOY TRAVELER IN A
NEAR-VISIT TO DAD
Being apprised that his 14-year-old
son, William, Jr., was in the city look
ing for him, William Cullerton, car
penter employed at the Marseilles
plant, went to the police station Wed
nesday evening to look for his off
spring, but the latter had disappeared
and the police had no knowledge of
his whereabouts. Young William blew
in Tuesday night from Denver, spend
ing tbe night in. the tramp room r.t tae
station and saying he was looking for
his -father who was in this city. He
said he intended to remain with his
dad f he found him. The lad has boon
bere before. He hns beaten his way
by rail back and forth across the coun
try for several years, visiting nearly
every state in the union.
rested in London July 1 for stealing
jewelry worth $5000 from Muroscherer,
a Detroit munufacti'.rer. He will be
taken back to Michigan by a sheriff.
MOLINE PLOW COMPANY
CHANGES ITS POLICY
Officials of the Moline Plow company
'announced today that that concern has
I been operating under the
M.E. FORBES GOES TO
M. E. Forbes, works auditor of the
Deere organisation, has been appoint
ed general manager of the Dain Man
ufacturing company, limited, at Wei
land, Ontario, and leaves this city
shortly for his new post. He had
been located here for two years and
the. promotion is a deserved one.
Silvis to Play at Sherrard.
Silvis plays ball at Sherrard Sunday.
In the recent game between the two
teams at Silvis the visitors won.
$5,000 IN LAUNDRY LOST ,
IN FLAMES IN CHICAGO
Chicago, 111., July 24. Hundreds ol
Chicagoans lust their extra linen this
morning when fire destroyed a three
story building in South Morgan street,
occupied by a branch of the Globe
Laundry company. Laundry worth
?5,000 was consumed. The loss to
the building was $25,000.
Bank Run Halted.
Chicago. July 24. The run on the
Kenwood Trust & Savings bank, bo
.sun two days ago as a result of the
idle rumor, was hailed today. Scores
of persons who had withdrawn their
savings returned today to open new
Rectors Shifted by Bishop.
Rockford, III., July 3. Rev. M. A.
Schumacher, assistant rector at St.
Mary's church here, was appointed to
be rector of St. Mary's church at Sub
lette, 111., by Bishop Muldoon yester
day. Rev. Thomas O. Maguire of Har
rington succeeds him here.
London, July 24. Extradition was
ordered today of Frederick Therry, ar-
Fiie in Warehouses.
Chicago, July 24. Fire today attack
ed two warehouses of the Omaha Pack
ing company at Lumber and West
Twenty-third streets. The loss was
about $10,000. The employe;; had not
started to work when the tire began.
Madrid, July 24. Travelers arriving
here from Portugal yesterday declare
the present revolutionary movement
in that country to be of a most im
portant character and that even sup
porters of the republican government
consider the situation as most serious.
HAVE TROUBLE FINDING
BLAZE IN A BASEMENT
A barrel of waste paper in the base-
working- : ment caught fire at the saloon of
men's compensation act for some time 1 Frank Newstrom, Second avenue and
in a glass of
Means more than the passing pleasure of a cool drink
Postum contains no drugs, but it does contain vitalizing
food elements from wheat that a5ord lasting refreshment, and sus
tains the heat-wearied body by furnishing the support Nature
Instant Postum dissolves instantly in hot water. Chilled
with ice and flavoured with sugar and lemon, it makes a delicious
drink that cools and comforts and is really a food for Brain and Nerves.
"There's a Reason" for Postum
HWI.JH' 'IIIMIPHIUIHJMI'II I J J w VT3
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and that it intsnded no longer to re
fuse to obey the provisions of the act.
The announcement came as a surprise
as it was generally believed that the
company was holding by its original
policy, adopted at the time the bill
was passed, not to comply with it un
til a test as to its constitutionality tad
OBJECTORS TO GARBAGE-
TANKS CALL MEETING
: There' will be & meeting of east end
property owners Friday evening, at
the home of George Gould on the river
bank on Forty-sixth, street to discuss
the sewer and water and garbage .s
posal plans of the city commission
for that vicinity. Commissioner Clark
G. Anderson will speak, telling of the
success that has been met elsewhere
in the use of the Inhoff tanks for gar
bage disposal. Drs. Arp and Wessel,
both of whom oppose the erection of
tanks in that vicinity, will also be
Sixteenth street, at' 5:30 Wednesday
afternoon. The flames were started
presumably by a spark from a water
heater nearby. The fire worked up
between the floors and some difficulty
was had in locating it. However, the
department wasted little time in con
quering it when the source of the
trouble was found.
TO PLAY FOR CITY HONORS
Olympics and Athletics Will Contest
Sunday at Browning Field.
A game for the championship of the
city will be played next Sunday at
Browning field by the Athletics and
the Olympics. They have met twice
this season and each has a game to
its credit. Greko and Dexner will be
the opposing pitchers, while the op
posing shortstops wiil be two Kitty
lc-ugue recruits, Thompson and Mason,
botn of whom hope to again get trials
111 professional company.
GEORGE FITCH A VISITOR
Pecria Humorist Stops While on a
Motor Boat Cruise.
George Fitch of Peoria, who recent
ly has risen ja fame as a humorist
and writer of fiction, was in the city
yesterday the guest of W. A. Moose.
With him came Dr. Roberts of Peoria,
the two being on a cruise in the motor
boat, Siwash, which Fitch has made
famous in story. Dr. Roberts, under
another name, was one of the char
acters in a widely read humorous ser
ies of articles on motor boating writ
ten by Mr. Fitch. The visitors came
through the Hennepin canal from Rock
river and left in the evening, after an
automobile tour of the three cities, for
Keokuk. They left their boat in the
canal at Milan, while they came to
With triple Parachute Drop
Capt. Chas. E. Cole
SUNDAY, JULY. 27. 4:30 p.m.
Buys Saloon Here.
Modist DeWolf, who conducted a
saloon at Twenty-second street and
! Fourth avenue. Rock Island, has pur
chased the saloon of Amos Renstrom
j et Second avenue and Sixteenth street,
Seriously Injured. " '
George McCain, an employe of the
Silvis shops, was seriously injur
shortly before noon today when the
sand-dome fell, striking him on the
head and Inflicting several bad cuts,
one cf them being very deep and three
and one-half faches long. He was re
moved to Moline where he was given
medical attention. Several stitches
Two Pay Fines.
Fred Swanson and James Dawson,
who caused a disturbance at the lunch
room at 1422 Sixth avenue Wednesday
night, paid fines of $2.80 In police
, court today.
Why Not Wire Your House
and be up-to-date like your neighbors. Telephone West 1356 and
we will tell you what it will cost to install the electrical wiring iu
your residence. Do not let your wiring contract until yo i have seen
We guarantee our electrical wiring to be absolutely fireproof.
Illinois Contracting Electrical Co.
308 Twentieth Street, Rock Island. III.
MARTIN McNEALY, Mgr.