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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
mi ip.f wagons
City . Inspector Geta Three
Which Weigh from 5 to 10
DEALERS ADMIT ERRORS
; Insist, Howtvr, That Employ Are
Instructed to Mako Proper
Allowance to Customers.
. Though they admit the scales 'they
have beon using on tholr wagons are
not always correct three Mollne ico
dealers today declared to Commission
er H L. Eastman that their employes
vrere tinder Instructions to make al
lowance In doalliig Ice out to custom
: ers. No scales yet derisej for weigh
ing ice can bo key: strictly accurate,
' Three scales taken fron Ice wagons
were brought to Mr. Eastman's office
ly the city Inspector of weighto and
measures and all on test registered an
overweight of from 5 to 10 pounds.
' AU were confiscated, the dealer!
premising to get new ones.
Commissioner Eastman said In his
opinion there has been no wilful short
weighing done by Ico dealers In the
city, but added that wherever scale
aro found to be defective they will be
confiscated. The scales examined to
day were cf the ordinary spring
BACTERIA FOUND IX ICE.
City Chemist A. U Frltze called at-
tentlon to danger In drinking bever-
ages In which ice has been placed for
cooling purposes. Samples of ice from
two ct three dealers supplying the
city have been examined and a dan
gerous number of bacteria was found
in one of them. Disease Is likely to
result from the use of this ice In the
manner stated. Further examinations
will be mado by the c'ty chemist to
determine whether the sample he
found unsatisfactory was an accident
al one or If the company's product is
all like it.
LAST DAY OF CANVASS FOR
BUILDING,AND LOAN FUND
Ten of the 22 workers engaged in
soliciting subscriptions of stock for
the Greater Mollne building and loan
association had reported to Secretary
A. G. Brown, at noon today and while
no figures were made public it was in
tlmated that the $100000 fund orig
inally set as the mark has been pass
ed. The canvass closes this evening
and reports of all who are taking sub
scriptions should be made so that com
plete data may be submitted to the
Greater Mollne committee at its noon
luncheon tomorrow. Secretary Brown
says that this canvass is merely a be
ginning in the work that the commit
tee will do.
CIRCULATING A PETITION
East Moliners Being Asked to Sign for
Vote on Hospital..
East Mollne citizens approached on
the subject appear favorable to the
proposition to vote a three mill tax
for a hospital. A pstition is being cir
culated by C. W. Hlnk, member of
YOU can tone and
invigorate the Stom-
ach. Liver and Bowels
:Uand thus keep your
self in perfect condi-
T1 tion by the use of
A final clearance of shirts
Here's one of our quick, decisive shirt sales;
we've taken the finest of our $1.50 and all
of our $2 shirts and marked them $1.15; the
balance all $ I and $1.50 qualities go for 89c
$1 aJ $.150
the committee selected by the Com
mercial club to carry the matter
through. If 100 signatures are secur
ed the question may be placed before
the voters at the Eprlng election.
In addition to soliciting signers for
the petition Mr. Hlnk will ask for sub
scriptions from manufacturers and
MANY HOGS DYING
IN HENRY COUNTY
King Brothers of South Moline
Say Disease Is Not Cholera,
King brothers, farmers of South
Moline who claim to have discovered
an effective cure for hog cholera,
have been appealed to by farmers
Bouthwest of Geneseo who are losing
their swine by hundreds, and have
come to the conclusion that the dia
ease that is proving so fatal in Henry
county Is not cholera, but an affection
of the lungs and that there is no
known cure for It. Others who have
watched the symptoms of the af
flicted animals say it is cholera, death
frequently following within 24 hours
after the onset of the disease.
This has been one of the worst sea
sons ever known in many parts of the
country for swine plague. Use of the
serum treatment is often impossible
because of inability to get serum.
PROF. BERGQUIST MAY
LEAD SVEA CHORUS
The services of Professor Victor
Bergquist, musical director at Augus
tana college, are being sought by the
Svea male chorus as leader for the
coming season. If the college author
ities are willing it is believed that Mr.
Bergquist will consent to serve.
Arrangements for the annual pic
nic of the chorus at Linwood next
Sunday are complete. Members and
their families and friends to the num
ber of several hundred will board the
steamer Marquette at 9 o'clock at the
dock at Sylvan park. In the forenoon
there will be a ball game between
the married and single men and in the
a Iter neon there will be races and
games. Vocal and instrumental music
will be given in the evening., A. H.
Anderson, Oscar Freeman, and Oscar
Bohman are in charge of arrange
ments. CONTRACTOR STARTS WORK
ON THIRD AVENUE JOB
Removing of the old brick from
Third avenue has been started at
Eighteenth street by Contractor Rud
ledge of Rock'ord, who has a good,
sized gang at work. The avenue is td"
be resurfaced with brick from Eigh
teenth to First street, with new curb
ing where the old Is in bad shape.
The old brick is being hauled in
dump carts to River drive east of
Twenty-sixth street, where it will be
used as filler. The avenue is to be
completed under the conract by the
first of November.
PEDDLER, ARRESTED, SAYS
HE GAVE MELONS AWAY
Henry Finkeletein, a peddler from
Rock Island, paid a fine of $5 and
costs In police court yesterday for
peddling without a license. When
arraigned he contended that he was
not selling anything and upon it .being
shown that an assistant had disposed
of a number of watermelons at 10
cents each Flnkelsteln countered with,
"That's not selling 'em, it's giving
'em away." .
Take Band on Trip.
East Moline boosters who plan an
auto run of two days to cities and
villages south and west of here Sat
urday and Sunday. Sept. 6 and 7, have
engaged the Belgian band of East
Mollne to furnish music on the trip,
STRAWS NOW A DOLLAR
SIMON & LANDAUEK
They're made with soft turn back
cuffs, and separate collars to match
m. all fabrics and colors.
John Severance, Weak Minded
Since Birth, Suddenly Be
Weak-minded since birth and until
recently regarded as harmless, John
Severance late Wednesday afternoon
suddenly attacked his father and
other members of the family and was
not subdued till three policemen had
struggled with him for several min
utes. He was committed today to the
The unfortunate man Is 30 years of
age and, according to the testimony
of his father before the commission
which inquired into hi3 mental condi
tion, he has always been a detective.
He did not learu to walk until seven
years of age and even now is com
pelled to UEe crutches. He has never
attended school, and of late ha3 been
nervous and irritable. He seemed to
have conceived a dislike for his father
and step-mother. .
His mind, in its troubled condition,
turned to religion and he appeared to
believe that he was Justified in at
tempts upon the lives of members of
Wednesday afternoon he told his
step-mother that he intended to have
it out with his father and when the
latter returned from work he attacked
him, doing considerable damage to the
contents of the dwelling before he was
locked in a closet.
An appeal to the police brought
Officers Axel Johnson, Morrison and
Ross. The crazed man held the door
of the c'.oset shut when they attempt
ed to open it and it was necessary, to
break it in. Then Severance attacked
the policemen, using his crutches as'
clubs,' and succeded in inflicting sev
eral scratches and bruises before he
At the police station where he
spent the night it was necessary to
strap him to the bed. Drs. A. T.
Lelpold and M. S. Donanville passed
upen his mental condition and Judge
B. S. Bell ordered his commitment to
the hospital. The Severance home ia
at 2336 Elghteenth-and-one-half street.
KEPT OFF ISLAND
Julius Rath Insisted on Taking
Dog and Colonel Burr Up
Julius Rath, the newsboy pedestrian,
is convinced that Colonel George W.
Burr, commandant of Rock Island ar
senal, has not a proper appreciation
of the authority of President Wilson.
He so expressed himself this after
noon alter he had been refused per
mission to take his dog onto the island.
Julius takes the dog everywhere.
When the guard at the Mollne bridge
declined to allow htm to pass onto the
government preserve today he showed
his credentials bearing President Wil
son's signature. The guard, however,
was firm. So the boy took an appeal
to Colonel Burr via the telephone The
commandant backed the guardian - of
the bridge, ruling that the regulations
should be adhered to, regardless of
Julius stood ready, he said, to guar
antee the dog's conduct while on the
island. "I had him muazled, too," he
AGAIN TALK ANNEXATION
Watertown Looks More Favorably
Upon Union With East Moline.
Agitation of the question of annex
ing Watertown to East Moline has
again been taken up by certain citi
zens of the former place and the ques
tion may be submitted to the voters.
$1.50 and $2
When the matter was discussed be
fore, sentiment seemed against it but
the advances that East Moline has
made in municipal Improvements dur
ing the last couple of years is believ
ed will cause the people of the village
to look more favorably upon the union
of the two places. '
',. J. Gripp Again Elected Presi
dent and O. E. Child Secre
tary of Body.
Members of the library board organ
ized last evening, the meeting being
the first since the appointment of two
new members. O. E. Child was chosen
secretary for the sixth consecutive
term and H. J. Gripp was named for
the second term as president. Frank
Herbst was elected vice president to
succeed Robert Rank, retiring mem
ber. Mrs. G. H. Huntoon, the other
new member, was not present at the
meeting, being out of the city.
Announcement was made by Secre
tary Child that the children's depart
ment of the ljbrary will be ready
about the date of the opening of
school. It will occupy the north half
of the basement. Most of the furnt
ture is in place now and the books
will be removed to it shortly. The
decoration of the room is the work of
It has been arranged to continue the
kindergarten in the building, quarters
being fitted up at the north end of the
top floor. This will necessitate
climbing the stairs by the children at
tending, but the arrangement is con
sidered the best that could be made,
FOUR TEAMS MEET
IN A TOURNAMENT
East. Moline's Annual Baseball
. Series Will Be Strongly Con
tested This Year.
East Moline is to have a baseball
tournament Aug. 30, 31 and Sept 1 In
which. the team of that city will con
tend with those from Silvis and Wat
ertown and the Brunswicks of Daven
port for the honors. ' There will be
two games each afternoon. East Mo
line won last season's tournament but
the Brunswicks are counted as strong
contenders this year. C. J. Wain
wright has been named as umpire and
the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Aug. 30. East MoliDe and
Brunswicks at 1:30; Silvis and Water
town at 3:30.
Sunday, Aug. 31 East Moline and
Silvis at 1:30; Watertown and Bruns
wicks at 3:30.
Monday, Sept 1 East Moline and
Watertown at 1:30; Silvis and Bruns
wicks at 3:30.
WILSON SILENT lON MEXICO
Former Ambassador in City; Will
Have Much to Say "Later."
Chicago. Aug. 21. Henry Lane Wil
son, recalled from the ambassador
ship of Mexico by President Wilson,
arrived in the city yesterday and reg
istered at the Congress hotel. He will
leave this 'morning to join his family
in Culver, Ind., where the will spend
Mr. Wilson said he had no plans for
the future, and did not intend to re
turn t? the practice of law in Seattle
In the fall. He refused to discuss the
Mexican situation or the incident of
"I have nothing to say in regard to
the Mexican situation," he said. "I
keep no more in touch with it than
any man who reads the newspapers,
In regard to my recall, 1 have absolute
ly nothing to say at present, but when
the time comes for me to talk I will
say a plenty. ,
"I decline to discuss the efficacy of
Mr. Lind's work. He is an able man
and proceeds with discretion, that is
all I can say. As for myself, I am
glad I am rid of the post There are
long hours, tedious work, and delicate
situations to handle. I never went to
bed at night without taking two or
three or more, tragedies with me to
"There were 10,000 Americans in
thj City of Mexico at the opening of
the Madero revolutions. . Now there
are about 3,000. The great majority
of them returned to the states, and
left property there. I am glad enough
to come back to the states myself.
No, I was not hampered in my work
with directions from Washington, but
I refuse to commit myself further on
that topic. When the time comes I
will have a plenty to say."
Campbell Will Not Be Fired.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. "The
Chicago postoffice is the best managed
postoffice in the country," Postmaster
General Burleson told Representative
Madden today. Mr. Burleson is satis
fled with the administration of Post
master Campbell, and has no inten
tion of removing bim before the ex
piration ot his term, more than two
years benoe, provided bis good record
is maintained. So far the postmaster
general has turned a deaf ear to the
democratic demands for Mr. Camp
NEAR ROCK RIVER
'our' Hundred Attend Annual
Outing of the Protective
HEAR HELPFUL ADDRESSES
Colonel Buck Stare in 100-yard Dash
for Men Over 45 Years of Age,
Winning With Ease.
Four hundred milk producers, deal
ers and their friends from Moline,
South Moline, South Rock Island and
Coal Valley enjoyed the annual picnic
of the Dairymen's Protective associa
tion at Norwegian camp Wednesday.
Speakers discussed the various prob
lems that the dairyman has to face
ana the outing was made a profitable
one from an educational standpoint, as
well as a social success.
Professor Bryan of the University ot
California, who was to have spoken on
the care of milk, was unable to be ' on
hand, having missed a train. He sent
a promise to be at the picnic next
year. Axel Kohler took his place on
the program with an impromptu ad
dress on the law as it applies to the
production of milk.
Others who spoke were Colonel
George W. Buck of Sunny Hill on
The Buying and Selling of Cattle,"
R. W. Martin of the Midale farm on
"The Care of Cows," "and Dr. R, W.
Oakley on "Testing Milk for Bacteria."
PRIZES IX SPORTS.
After the basket dinner had been
disposed of there were sports in which
the leading event was the 100 yard
dash for men over 45, Colonel Buck
winning over his nearest competitor.
George Evans, and distancing a field
of a dozen other starters. The time
was not recorded but was something
less than half an hour.
Katherine Kroeger, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Kroeger, was given the
prize as the prettiest baby. Ted Jamie-
soTi was awarded a bottle of grape
juice as the best quadrille dancer.
Supper was served at 6 o'clock and
in the evening there was dancing
which many remained to enjoy.
JOE GANNON OUT
FOR HIS OLD JOB
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Uncle
Joe Cannon has launched his campaign
for reelection to the house of repre
sentatives in a deluge of campaign lit
erature being sent to voters in the
Eighteenth Illinois district at the ex
pense of the government.
Late last spring an article by the
former speaker, entitled "Followers
After Strange Gods," was published in
the Saturday- Evening Post. It set
forth Uncle Joe's views that insurgen
cy and progressivism were bcrn in
iniquity and had been exposed to t,he
satisfaction of the1 people. His opin
ion seemed to be that' the people are
about ready to take the standpatters
and re actionarles to their bosom aga'n
Immediately after the publication
James It. Mann of Chicago, the repub
lican leader in the house and for many
years chief lieutenant of Cannon, ob
tained the passage of an order to print
the article as a public document. This
document is now being mailed to vot
ers in Cannon's district under the
frank of Mr. Mann.
Former Representatives Crumpacker
of Indiana and Hill of Connecticut are
reported to have decided to attempt to
regain their seats in the house.
J. B.' CREIGHT0N IS DEAD
Founder cf Missouri Town and -Railway
President Passe at 94.
Wichita, Kan., Aug. 21. J. B. Creigh
ton, fotrnder of the town of Creightcn,
Mo., financier and railway president,
died hers today, aged 94. He was a
member of the house of Crelghton,
Crura Castle, Ireland. Melville E
Stone, general manager of the Asso
ciated Press, and the late William
Wright, supreme judge of Illinois, are
STRENGTH U? i-iUMAN BONES.
More Powerful In Some .Ways Than
the Stanchest Oak.
Human bouei are really tremcn
dously strong and possessed of mar
velous resistiuj; iower. Indeed, the
hones of the . fairest, most delicate
inokins woman are stronger than the
Of course a bone is hollow, and that
Is one of the chief reasons it resists
such extreme weights. For instance,
a small bone which is no more than a
square millimeter ia diameter will bold
in suspension without breaking some
tbirty-fire pounds, while a stick of best
oak ot similar width will not hold
more than twenty pounds. Indeed,
the average bone of the average man
Is stronger by one half than that ot
The principle on which car bones are
constructed, being made hollow and
consequently stronger than if they
were- solid and heavier, is the same
mechanics have followed the world
over. Constructive engineers employ
tubes Instead of solid cylinders.
In the case of animals thousands of
years ago one reason of tbelr bulky
frame is attributed by sclent tats as
due to the fact their bones were solid
and added to their weight Chicago
THAT EVERY SITE
TASTES GOOD BUT
THERE ARE JoME
MTE-S I'D RATHER
WE ARE FISHING FOR BUlNE.5-5 WITH PURE
WHOLESOME NOON-PAY LUNCHEJ.
THE ATTRACTIVENE J5 OF OUR CAFETERIA
IN HARMONY- WITH THE EXQUI-5ITE AND
CLEANLINESS S OF OUR LUNCHED AND THE
WAY WE .SERVE YoU- HAVE ATTAINED UJ
AN UNEQUALLED REPUTATION.
GET THE HABIT WHEN DOWN ToVN, DINE AT
MATH J. ONCE ACQUAINTED WITH OUR
LUNCHED, YOU WILL TRY No OTHERS.
OUR JERSEY-RICH ICE CREAMS ARE FOOD
FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN. BRING THEM
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PHONE ROCK ISLAND 156
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SENATE MAY FIRE
A FEDERAL JUDGE
House Committee Hears Geor
gia Official Misused Office
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21.
Charges which, if sustained, may be
the foundation of another impeach
ment case in the senate, are made
against Federal Judge Emory Speer of
the Fifth Georgia circuit, in papers
considered yesterday in a carefully
guarded session of the house judiciary
The committee had before it the re
port of an investigation of Judge
Speer's conduct by Special Kxaminer
U. Colton Lewis, submitted by the de
partment of justice along with numer
ous affidavits and other exhibits. No
action was taken, the committee ad
journing until Friday,' and each mem
ber pledging himself not to discuss
the charges in the meantime.
The most serious charges dalt with
in the examiner's report are:
That Judge Speer unlawfully permit
tel the wasting or dissipation of bank
ruptcy of estates that came within
hia jurisdiction as a federal judge.
That he presided in cases in which
his son-in-law was an attorney on a
contingent fee, with full knowledge
that his decision would affect the fee
of his son-in-law.
That he was guilty of imposing un
lawful punishments for contempt in
cises coming before his court.
That he ignored the mandates of tho
circuit courts of appeal and of the su
preme court of the United States in
certain cases. ,
That he was absent from his district
when he should have been attending to
his duties in court.
That, contrary to law, he tried cases
outside of lils district.
The Slogan of Every
Sensible Young' Man
mi - . .
II. E. CASTEEL, President. M. S.
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There were other charges relating to
what the judge's accusers claimed to
bo arbitrary conduct, and one relating
to personal habits. The accusations
in part are a reiteratiob. of attacks
made on Judge Speer from time to
time during his many years of service
since his appointment to the federal
bench b$ President Arthur.
Body of Millionaire in River.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 21. The body
of George W. Diggs, millionaire bach
elor and a member of a prominent
wholesale flour, grain and seed firm,
was found today in the Mississippi
river. He is believed to have suicided.
He had been missing since Sunday
We Buy and Sell
Deere and Company
Moline Tlow Co.;
Root & Van Dervoort stocks
L1TTEN & ROBERTS
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages. '
Peoples National Bank Building
Rock Island, 111.
HUDSON, COLLINS &
The Reliable Contractors
will give you close figures' on
all kiTHla cf buihlings, remodel
ing and repairing.
"When we start a job we
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