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THE ROCK TSLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. AUGUST 19, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
OF 16TH STREET
East Moline Councilmen Prefer
Avenue to South Which
Will Cost Less.
ROUTE THROUGH A RAVINE
Policemen and Other Officers Are
Granted an Increase in Pay of
From $10 to $15 per Month.
Sixteenth street, which can be open
ed to the south for about $4,000, Is far
ored by the East Moline council as
the main thoroughfare to Colona ave
nue. At the meeting Monday evening,
that body considered both Sixteenth
and Thirteenth streets and finally
chose the former because of lower
cost. Sixteenth can be extended to
the top of the bluff through a ravine,
which will make the cost of grading
much less than that of cutting down
the hill on Thirteenth street Nego
tiations for the land for the roadway
will be taken up at once with the East
Moline Land company, which owns the
property outh of the city.
at Ninth 6treet and Fifteenth avenue.
East Moline. Saturday night, and went
to do some shopping. During his ab-!
sence someone "'borrowed" the outfit
and went for an extended ride. The
rig and horse were recovered Monday
by the Rock Island police and restored
to the owner.
MILKMEN TO HEAR
Program of Exceptional Merit
Arranged for Their Picnic on
Pay of patrolmen, police chief, fire'
marshal and street commissioner was
raised $10 to $15 per month, the sums
received varying from $63 to $80, with
clothing allowance additional.
A representative of the Tri-Clty Au
tomatic Home Telephone company was
again before the council and it was ar
ranged that he should meet with the
ordinance committee Thursday even
ing of this week. The company is anx;
Ioub to secure a franchise at an early
date so that work on the new plant
may not be delayed.'
OI'KKKS TO PIHMMI BOXES.
When the subject of waste paper
boxes was brought up, J. R. Morey of
Moline offered to install metal .recep
tacles free of charge if allowed to
place advertising on them. The mat
ter was laid over to give East Moline
merchant a chance to duplicate Mr.
Morey's offer if they desire. If they
do they will be given the preference.
Dr. J. H. Long, health commission
er, reported that physicians have been
dilatory in reporting births and deaths
and the mayor was instructed to ap
peal to them to be more prompt.
Advert Inenients for a safe for the
city clerk's office wiTe authorized. t
A program of interest not only to
milk producers . and dealers but to
consumers as well will be given at the
annual outing of the Milkmen's Pro
tective association, to be held at Nor
wegian camp on Rock river tomorrow.
Several hundred, are expected to take
part In the outing. Professor Bryan of
the University of California, who is
visiting here, will talk on the care of
milk.. Other speakers and their topics
"The Banker and the Milkman"
John Weckel, pretident of the Com
mercial Savings bank.
"Buying and Selling Cattle" Colo
nel George W. Buck of Sunny Hill.
FINDS ICE CREAM
SAMPLES ARE BAD
City Chemist Reports Two Out
of Four Show Bacteria
in the 25 played this season, a team of
Sixteenth 6treet.boys besting" them 8
to 6. The Riversides have a stand
ing challenge to meet any team of
boye between 14 and 16 years.
"Care of Cows" U. V. Martin, head
herdsman of Mldale farm, former head
herdsman of the Galloway herds at
"Testing of Milk for Bacteria" Dr.
R. W. Oakley.
WANTS SMOKE CONSUMER
AT CITY PUMPING PLANT
Smr ka consumers are being lnvesti
faU'd by the city commissioners with
a view of Installing one at the city
water pumping plant. Commissioner
l. ). Jah'is fa- the device will cost
$r,ono and there is some doubt that it
would pity, but adds that an exhaustive
investigation of the subject is in pr03
rcss. According to Mr. Jahas, there is
not a stack in the city of Chicago
which belches forth as much smoke
as that at the pumping plant la this
city. If a consumer is adopted, a me
chan'cal stoker will be used, so that
a saving will be rflVcted in the cost of
op-ration, In add'.ticn to doing away
with the smoke.
SILVIS ENGINEER IS
KILLED AT LA SALLE
George Fisher, freight engineer on
the Rock Island who three months
ago came to make his home in Silvia,
was killed Sunday at LaSalle, his en
gine being thrown into an open turn
table by a misplaced switch. He was
pitched out of the cab window under
the machine and escaping steam scald
ed him so that he died a few hours
later in a LaSalle hospital. His wife
was summoned from Silvis and reach
ed his bedside a short time before the
Mr. Fisher was 45 years of age. He
and his wife came to Silvis from Blue
Island, which had been their home for
several years. They made their home
in rooms in the Dr. A. C. Hansen resi
dence. The remains will be brought
here tomorrow for burial. He resided
in Moline Feveral months prior to mov
ing to Silvia.
Examination of four samples of Ice
cream being sold in the city shows, ac
cording to City Chemist A. L. Fritze,
a dangerous number of bacteria in two
cases. Commissioner E. L. Eastman
will confer with the manufacturers
with a view of ascertaining if they can
change their methods ct handling their
nroducts to secure better results. The
amount of butter fat was up to stand
ard in all four cases.
The samples were taken from the
containers sent out by the factories be
fore they had passed into the hands of
the retailers. During the time required
for the retailers to dispose of the
cream it would, of course, deteriorate
The results of the examination as
given out by Commissioner Eastman
today are as follows:
Bar Dairy company, Davenport
850,000 bacteria per cuoic centimeter;
10.7 per cent butter, fat. .
Moline Ice Cream company 9,800,
000 bacteria per cubic centimeter; 11
per cent butter fat.
Sturtevant & Baker, Rock Island
6,300.000 bacteria per cubic centi
meter; 10 per cent butter fat.
Lagomarcino-Grupe company, Daven
port 1,200,000 bacteria per cubic cen
timeter; 10 per cent butter fat.
A cubic centimeter is a quantity
equal to about fifteen drops of liquid.
Any number of bacteria above 500,000 J
per cubic centimeter of milk and above
1,200,000 for a cubic centimeter of
cream is considered unhealthful and
an indication of insufficient care in
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Karstens
Have Spent All Their. Mar
ried Life Here.
LAMP DROPS NEAR AUTO
PLAN SECOND TEMPERANCE
RALLY AT PROSPECT PARK
Another rally Is be!ng planned by
the Scandinavian Temperance union at
Prospect park Sept 25 to organize
for the work of the full and winter.
Much enthusiasm was shown at a
meeting cf the organization held Mon
day evening at the Swedish Free
Evangelical church at which It was
decided to hold the rally. It was vot
ed to have 200 copies of the address
of Kev. K. E. Forsell at the previous
rally printed for distribution among
CKAIR USED IN STOPPING
. An ordinary chair was effectively
used as a weapon with which to curb
motorcycle speeders by Trustee Bell
of the village of Silvis. Observing two
machines speeding up First avenue
the trustee grabbed up a chair that
was standing in front of a building
and dashed into the middle of the
avenue. Flourishing '.lis improvised
weapon he induced the riders to apply
the brakes and then he steered them
to the village lockup. A young lady
accompanied each rider. The gir'.s
took to their heels, but were recap
tured. After a good Ecare had been
given all parties they were released,
promising to sin no more.
ilr. and Mrs. Henry Karstens will
have been married 50 years on Wed
nesday. A reception to relatives and
friends will be held at their home,
1311 Fifteenth street, and in the even
ing the children and grandchildren
will enjoy with them a golden wedding
feast Mr. Karstens is 78 years of
ago and his. wife is 69. Both enjoy
Mr. Karstens was born in Hamburg,
Germany, and came to America and
Moline when he. was 21 years of age,
Mrs. Karstens was born in Holstein,
Germany, and came here with her par
ents when 9 years of age. Her maiden
name was Nave and the family lived
for a number of years on Rock island
Iater they removed to the site of the
present Karstens home.
Mr. Karstens followed the trade of
carpenter in early life. At the put-
break of the Civil war he enlisted jn
Company G, 1st Iowa regiment. Later,
when his term had expired, he re-j
enlisted as corperal in Company K,
16th Iowa. During his service he took
part in the battles of Wilson's Creek,
Shiloh, and Iuka. At Shiloh he was
wounded in the right leg a-nd at Iuka
he was shot in the right knee, amputa
tion being necessary. He was sent
home, and at the close of the war re
ceived an honorable discharge.
Mr. and Mrs. Karstens were married
in Moline, Aug. 20, 1SC2. . There are six
children and ten grandchildren, ,all
living in Moline. The children are
George. August. William, Henry, Frank,
and Mrs. Lillie Mumm.
HALF CLAD GIRL
FOUND IN A CAVE
Marie Murphy,' Aged 17, Ar
rested and Will Be Sent to
Living half clad in a dugout in the
Fourth strei ravine and within 200
yards of Fifti avenue, Marie Murphy,
a 17-year-old girl, was arrested by the
police Monday afternoon. With her
was taken Frank Trout, a married
man. The two had been making this
place their abode for six days.
Attention to existing conditions was
called in an anonymous letter to
Chief of Police Risant,in which it was
stated that the girl was being held
against her will and that she was
naked. When arrested, the girl made
it plain that she had choKen to live in
the cave. So far as clothing was con
cerned she had' nothing worth men
tioning but a heavy winter coat.
Trout was fined $200 and w ill lay 40
days in the county jail, being without
funds. The girl in all likelihood will
be sent to some state institution.
The girl came here from Kansas
City about four months ago. When
she arrived she was penniless and ap
pealed to. the police, who placed her
under the care of the police matron.
Employment was found for her, but
she worked only a short time. The
matron kept track of her till about two
weeks ago, when she disappeared, and
it was supposed that she had left the
city. The cave where she was found
was strewn with yellow backed nov-
els of the cheapest sort.
Trout has been rooming at 502
Fifth avenue.' He has a wife and three
children at North Platte, Neb. His
wife has written the police for Infor
mation concerning her husband and
said she thought of starting divorce
procedings. From her statements it is
gathered that she is in want.
RED MEN PLAN TO
Wagon Train of "Gold Seekers'
Will Be Attacked at Labor
" Day Picnic.
BICYCLE CLUB IS
TO PUT ON RACES
Prizes Worth $200 Offered for
Labor Day Speed Contest
F. Hildebrandt of Rock Island
INDIANS VISIT W. A. MEESE
Pottawattamies Depart After Confer
ence With Moline Man.
Five Fct'awattamie Indians from
Mayetta, Kas., left the city Monday
evening after a conference with W. A.
Meese concerning tribal affairs. They
brought an interpreter with them and
Horrors of Indian warfare are to be
vividly depicted as a feature of the pic
nic of King Philip tribe of Red Men at
Prospect park Labor day. A wagon
train of gold seekers of the '50's will
be attacked by 500 redskins, most of
the men slain, the leader burned at
the stake and the women and children
taken into, captivity. A special train
will bring Red Men from Kewanee to
witness the spectacle.
Elmer Johnson has been delegated
to arrange for the "massacre' and will
has been appointed assistant to Arthur
spent two days here. Sunday night
they slept in the open at Campbell's , Knpnfl fhe npt twn wppks at hl3 task
island until the rr.in drove them intojHe proposes to stage the event at sun
the Meese bungalow for shelter. The i down. T1,A whitM wiii nnfar on th
(delegation has been here a number of scene, halt by the pool and begin to
make camp. Suddenly 500 Indians will
descend ipon them from nearby points
.times on similar missions.
Worn Pulley Releases Arc Light and
It F.all to Pavement. merly was connected with Armour T
The pulley that held it up having' Co., in (hair Chicago offices, and is
become worn out an arc lamp dropped well qualified for the work.
to tnj pavement at Tlilra avenue ana
Rvru-n u n f i- tit i rT rf fu r.pootpr Tn- 1
line committee. Mr. Hildebrandt for- PK0NE SERVICE HIT HARD! of concealment and the carnage will
begin. When nearly all the white
sixteenth street at 2 o'clock yester
day uftornoon, narrowly missing a
passing auto. The lamp weighed 50
pounds and If It had struck anyone it
would have inflicted serious and possi
bly fatal injuries.
Eorrowed Horse Recovered.
Alphoces Jacques, who lives on Col
ona avenue, left his horse and buggy
May Be Sent to St. Charles.
Charles Pappas, an IS year-old East
Moline youth, will probably be sent to
the SL Charles home for boys as a re
sult of various misdemeanors. He is
now under arrest for carrying a re
volver. Recently he was picked up
charged with stealing money and was
out on bail when causl:t with a gun cn
Port Eyron Exchange Put Out of Com
mission by Lightning.
Sunday night's storm played havoc
with the telephone wires in the upper
end of the county. The exchange at
Port Byron was put out of commission
by lightning. Repairs are in progress
and service will lie restored in a day
Riversides Lose One.
The Riverside playgrounds ball
team lost yesterday their second game
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mea are disposed of the leader
will be dragged from his wagon and
tied to a tree, a dummy being switched
into the action during the operation.
A fire will be kindled and the dummy
will be reduced to ashes in approved
The women and children will be the
local Daughters of Pocahontas and
children of members of the two organ
izations. Spencer Anderson is arranging for
the music and dancing, Charles Wen
dell and Edward Bloomquist for the
refreshments and Werner Tahn for the
The Moline Bicycle club, which last
year held bicycle races on Labor day
will hold a similar tournament th
year. The course jwill be that over
which the races were run last year,
Tenth and Seventh streets and Eigh
teenth and Sixteenth avenues. Last
year 30 riders took part and it is ex
pected that there will be at least as
many this year, a number of nearby
cities sending wheelmen.
Prizes in cash and merchandise to
the value of $200 are offered in the
various events. Except in the five'
mile contest for the club champion
ship entrance is open to all outsiders.
Peter Coppens, 1702 Seventh street.
will list entries up to 2:30 in the after
noon of Labor day, the entrance fee
being $1.50. The three races on th
program and the prizes offered are
Scratch race, ten miles First, $20
second, $15 suit; third, $4 pair
shoes and $5 cash; fourth, two sacks
of flour and $3 cash; fifth, $3 ham and
$1 cash; sixth, $2 cash.
' Handicap, twenty miles First, Ray-
cycle, given by C. R. Myers, value $60;
second, $15 suit and $12.50 cash; third,
$4 ham and $10 cash; fourth, $3 ham
and $6.50 cash; fifth, $3 ham and
$4.50 cash; sixth, bicycle lamp and $2
cash; seventh, sack of flour and $2
cash; eighth, sack of flour and $1
Bicyc'e club race, five miles First,
geld watch and sweater, valued at
$15; second, pair of bicycle shoes.
(Rear of 1121 Fourth avenue)
Let ns vulcanize that bad automobile tire of yours.
Send your tire to as and the work will be done to your en
We do the best of work and our prices are most rea
sonable. All Work Called For
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H. E. SCHREINER, Prop. F. TOMUNSON, Mgr.
ROCK ISLAND MEN
TO GIVE TALK
Officers of the Factory Baseball
league have decided to hold a recep
tion Friday evening, Aug. 29, at the
Y. M. C. A. gymnasium for the play
ers. Extensive preparations are be
ing made for the affair. A banner and
silver cun will be presented to the
winning team by F. E. Pierson. M. H.
Sexton and W. B. Mclntyre, both of
Rock Island, will be the principal
speakers, and it is planned to have a
ball player of one of the major leagues
present and "jolly" the boys, hi case
efforts to get, some active notable in
the baseball world fail, it is the plan
to have as sport writer on a Chicago
paper Instead. The iuaying season
closes next Saturday.
DRYS ARE HOPING TO WIN
WITH BALLOTS OF WOMEN
Chicago, HI.. Aug. 19. With the aid
of women voters, officers of the An.l
Saloon league predict that in Novem
ber six Illinois counties will be added
to the thirty now listed as being with
out a saloon. "Wet" and "dry" elec
tions will take place Nov. 5 in tne
seventeen counties in the southern
part of the state which are under pre
cinct instead of township organiza
tion, elections in the latter class of
counties being held in April.
"Dry" workers already are in the
field in the "wet" strongholds which
will be attacked. Petitions must be
filed with county clerks not later than
Sept. 5, or sixty days before the ejec
"We are asking our friends in th
counties under precinct organization
to make fights in every precinct which.
now is 'wet.'" said F. S. McBrlde,
state superintendent of the Antl-Sa
loon league, yesterday. "With womea
voting we feel confident of making
almost a clean sweep. Most of the
cities in which elections will be he'd
are small. In this class of cities few
women will espouse the "wet" cause.
An example of the way women will
vote was given recently in Benton,
where 41S out of 432 women voted
with the 'drys.'
"The elections tills fall will be only
a preliminary skirmish to the battlea
in cities hi counties under township
organization next April. Including
six new counties in which we hope to
drive out all the saloons this fall we
expect, with the aid of the womea.
to gain from 20 to 30 'dry' counties by
Eight of the seventeen counties un
der precinct organization now are
without saloons. The nine counties
in which there remain one or more
precincts with saloons are Alexander,
Calhoun, Cass, Massac, Menard, Mon
roe, Perry, Pulaski and Randolph.
Pinckneyville, Petersburg and Ath
ens are among tin cities where the.
"drys" hope to banish the sa'.oons.
Cairo probably will be the only "wet"
cRy in the nine counties in which no
fight will be made.
The Anti-Saloon league has sent out
warnings to those circulating "dry"
petitions against allowing women to
sign them. Doubt has been expressed
as to the right of women to sign peti
tions. The new suffrage law gives the
women the right to vote on all propo
sitions submitted within political sub
divisions of the state.
All the news all the time The Argus."
Rock Island, Illinois
Opens its 54th School Year September 2, 1913
EASY TO RAISE $75,000
FOR A BUILDING FUND
With more than $50,000 of the re
quired $75,000 pledged for the build
ing and loan fund of the Greater Mo
line committee. Secretary Arthur G.
Brown stated today that the necessary
amount is in sight and he Is confident
that the fund will be over-subscribed
before the canvass ends Thursday
evening. A number of the 22 workers
now canvassing for stock subscriptions
have not been heard from, but reports
already in show that it will not be
hard to reach the $75,000 mark, and
thereby be In position to claim the
subscription of $25,000 promised by
Deere & Co., under such conditions.
Secretary Brown wishes It to be
known that there Is & good use for
more than the $100,000, which Is set
es the Eainlmum to be raised. Not only
is it the plan to loan money with
which to build houses and to build
houses to sell, but houses will be put
up and rented, the association retain
ing ownership. -
Objectors Hold Meeting.
Property owners interested in the
cpening cf Nineteenth street from
Twelfth to Twenty-third avenue are
holding a meeting today with the
board of local improvements to pro
test against the plan of the board,
which is to make Nineteenth street a
part of the boulevard crive connecting
Sylvan park with Prospect park. Th3
beard also proposed to have the street
made 80 to 100 feet wide and this too
is objected to by the property own
ers, who do not want the width to be
more than 60 feet.
From Minneapolis in Canoe.
H. B. Graves of Minneapolis is In
the city visiting with his uncle. Dr. J.
M. Wyland. He made the trip down
the river In a canoe, paddling all the
distance. He was accompanied by an
other young man as far as Dubuque.
Rockford, 111. Fred Brown jumped
Into the river from a boat to frighten
ms wiie, wno was on snore. He was
seised with cramps and drowned.
II OBITUARY RECORD II
Genevieve Norwood, 3-ycar-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs Charles Norwood,
died Sunday at the home, 1626 Flf-teenth-cnd-one-helf
street. Cholera In
fantum was the cause. Tho funeral i
was held from the home ct 2: JO yester
day aficmon with Rev. W. B. Slater
tn charge and iatermcrt In Riverside
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Island stores and factories who look forward to the
day when they will fill important places in the busi
ness life of the city.
These boys mean business.
The German Trust & Savings bank would like to
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