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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. AUGUST 26, 1913.
Seventeenth Annual Affair'Will
Be Held at Lyford's
Grove Atig. 28.
ATHLETICS THE FEATURE
Two Ball Garnet Will Be Played and
Field Meet la Arranged
Expect Large Crowd.
Plana have been completed for the
17th annual farmers' picnic, which is
to be held at Lyford's grove Thursday,
Aug. 2S. Launches will run from Port
Byron and LeClaire to the grounds,
the Cordova ferry launch wi:S operate
from Schafer's landing, on the Iowa
side of the river, and the I. & I. will
stop at Mud creek on the day of the
big event, so that little difficulty will
be experienced in reaching the place, j
Normoyle's band of this city has
I"-' " rvi uiru u oiav aurinE me oav. i
There are to be two ball games. The j
Tim match will be at 10 o'clock be
tween Port Byron and Joslln for a
purse of $35, divided 60 and 40 per
rent, and the second contest will be
pulled off Immediately after the other
athletic sports in the afternoon, be-
tween the winners of the initial event
and afertcwn. the purse br-ing $40,
divided 60 and 40 per cent. Charles
naiiinKiu, jr.. oi nicago, imported
for the occasion, will be the umpire.
The athletic program planned fol
lows: Boys' footrace, 50 yards, for boys
under 12 years. First prize, $5 boys'
suit given by M & K., Rock Island;
KFfond. J2.50 pair shoes given by W.
H. Whiteside, Hillsdale; third. $2 hat
given by W. F. Tew, Cordova.
Girls' footrace for girls under 12
years. First prise, $3.50 pair of ox
fords given by Leffingwell & ScLAr,
Tort Byron; second, $1 pair gloves
dy given by V. H. McRoberts. Port By
ron: third, $1 cash given by H. B. Hub
bard, Rock Island.
Three-legged race for boys under i6nionia, Fred Griffin, the 16-months-old
years. First prize. $1.50 sweater giv- j son of Mrs. Frank Keller, died at 10:30
en by F. S. Moody. Cordova, $1.50 o'clock last evening at the family home,
drexs shirt given by F. L Morgae'.
Port Rryon; second. $1 pair gloves
given by Jesse Maxwell. Cordova. $1
rash given by George W. Gamble, Rock
Potato race for girls under 14 years.
First prise. $5 silver mesh bag given
by Young & McCombs, Rock Island;
second prize, $2 cash given by Port
Byron State bank; third. $1.50 gold bar
pin given by W. F. Garnett, Port By
ron. Relay race. 450 yards, for boys under
IS years, six boys in team. First prize,
$10 in cash, $3 given by State Savings
hank & Trust company, Moline, and $5
given by People'r Savings bank ar.d
Trust company, Moline; secom , $6.50
in cash, given, by Moline Trust & Sav
ings hank tad $1.50 given by Port By
ron State bank.
Relay race, P.OO yards, for tlrls or la
dies, six In team. First prize, $5 in
cash given by Mechanics & Merchants
hank, Moline, $5 given by Commercial
Savings bank. Moline; second prize, 5
given by Central Trust & Savings
bank. Rock Island, and $1.50 given by
Port Byron State hank.
Shot put, free for all. First prize,)
2 in barber work given by N. C. Kee
ley. Port Byron; second prtee, $1.50
sack of flour given by J. J. Huntley 6
Son. Port Byron; third, . . in trad?
given by J. Helble meat market, Port
High jump, free for all. First prize,
$3 50 Stetson hat given by Mosenfelder
& Sons, Rock Island; second. $2.50
smoker's set given by Dr. W. S. Block.
Port Byron; third, $2 in barber work
given by L. W. MrBride, Port Byron.
Ball throwing contest. First prize,
to a tempting meal Is of no bene
fit if your digestion Is poor and
bowels constipated. You need
It prepares the stomach to re
ceive food, aids digestion, keeps
the liver active and bowels open.
Try it, but be sure it's Hostet-ter's.
Eock Island, Illinois
Opens iU 54th School Year September 2, 1913-
Department: College, Academy, Normal,
Conservator;, Art, Elocution, Business
Our Ollcjre and Academy comply with the highest require
ments of the great North Central College Association, em
tracing strictly high-grade institutions only.
40 instructors. 629 atudents. All nationalities. We are an American
College. Special emphasis on English Language and Literature.
New 200.000 Library building. Expenses need not exceed $200 in
College. Write for catalogue to
Gustav Andreen, President, Rock Island, Illinois
$3 sweater given by London Clothing
company. Rock Island; second, $2 can
liquid gloss given by Standard Oil
company; third, $1 set knives and
forks given by A. G. Brewster, Port
Men's footrace, 100 yards. First
prir;e, $3 in trade at E. G. McRoberts',
Port Byron; second, $1 buggy net gi
en by H. Schlofeldt, Port Byron; thira,
$1 one year's subscription to Port By
ron Globe given by W. D. Hall; fourth,
$1 in trade at Port Byron bakery.
E. E. Schafer will give a $5 ball
glove to the player making the first
home run. If no home run is made,
to player who makes most bases on a
OLD RESIDENT IS
CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Sue Thompson Erashar
Succumbs After Operation
at Moline City Hospital.
Mrs. Sue Thompson Brashar, a life-
long resident of thin city passed away
at the Moline city 'capital at 10:40
o'clock this morning, following an
operation j?trday morning. She
was the idow of the late Charle3 i
V. Brashar, who died three years ago.
She was born in Rock Island Nov. 11,
1869, and had always made her home
here. She was united in marriage to
Mr. Brashar 24 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Roy F., and a
daughter. Florence G., both at home.
(four brothers, Elmer E. Thompson of
Kansas City. Charles L. Thompson,
William E. Thompson and F. W.
Thompson, all of Rock Island. She is
survived by a sister, Alice M. Thomp
son, of this city.
Mrs. Srashar graduated from the
Rock Island high
school with the
class or lsao. hne was for many
years a member of the First Metho
The funeral will be held Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock from the fam
ily home, 1714 Thirteenth avenue, Lin
coln court. Rev. T. E. Xewland offi
ciating. Interment will be made in
Following two weeks' illness of paeu-
516 Sixth street.
He was born in Rock Island May 16,
1912, and has lived here during his
brief existence. N .
Surviving besides the mother are two
brcth?rs, Ernest and George, and his
stepfather, Frank Keller.
The funeral will he held tomorrow
afternoon from the home. Mrs. W. B.
Barker of the West Side Settlement
will officiate. Interment will be made
in Chippiannock cemetery. .
I. OH SCHROF.DRR.
The funeral of Louis Schroeder, who
commuted suicide yesterday morning
while mentally deranged, will be held
tomorrow afternoon from the family
home, 630 Twelfth street. Rev. F. J.
Rolfrof the German Evangelical church
will officiate. Burial will be made in
The funeral of Frank Patteeuw, the
man who died suddenly while workin
on Thirty-eighth street, was held yes
terday afternoon from the O'Mally
undertaking parlors. Father Smiers
of the St. Paul's Belgian Catholic
church officiated. Interment was made
in St. Mary's cemetery.
"BILLY" KLINCK IS
In possession of all his mental facul
ties, "Billy" Klinck, manager of the
Illinois theatre, who recently sustained
such serious injuries by a fall
through a trap door at the playhouse,
is rapidly recovering at St. Anthony's
hospital. Dr. B. J. Iachner today stated
that his patient was Improving nicely
and that there is no reason why he
rhould not recover, unless unforseen
Board Meet Tonight.
The regular meeting of the boarj of
directors of the V. M. C. A. will be
held this evening at the new build
ing. Kansas City Bankers of many
states arrived for the annual meeting
j of the committee on agricultural de
j velopnient and education of the Amer
j lean Bankers' association. The pro
I gram calls for discussion of farm credit
I and the raising and marketing of crops.
MARRIED MAN HAS
WITH LOCAL GIRL
William C. Steinhauer of Daven
port' Steals Automobile
and Hikes Out.
POSED AS BREWER HERE
Wife Recently Filed Action for Divorce
Against Him Reward for
William C. Steinhauer, 320 West
High street. Davenport, 40 years old, is
missing. So is a One McFarland Six
automobile, valued at $2,500, the prop
erty of H. T. Hahn, a retired farmer
who recently moved to Davenport. Al
so missing Is a Rock Island young lady
with whom Steinhauer is stated to
have been on intimate terms. It was
on account of this intimacy that Mrs.
Steinhauer several days ago filed an
action for divorce against her husband.
Steinhauer. among numerous other
occupations, has acted as an automo
bile salesman, selling machines on
commission. Soon after purchasing
his car Mr. Hahn decided he wanted
to dispose of it, and entered into nego
tiations with Steinhauer to dispose of
TAKES MACHINE. j
The car w as kept at the Hawkeye
garage of Meinert brothers on lower
Brady street. On furnishing a bond
given by a local bonding agency,
Steinhauer was permitted to take the
auto out of the garage. The bond se
cured the value of the machine and
provided it should be returned to the
garage every evening.
Steinhauer took the car out of the
garage last Wednesday and was ob
served driving west on Fourth street.
That was the last seen of him. The
Rock Island girl also disappeared the
same day and they are supposed to
have left together.
rilUPjI) AS BREWER.
Here Steinhauer went by the name
ofMr. Frank and posed as a wealthy
brewer. He owns a home in Davenport
on Locust street, valued at $2,500, and
has $160 on deposit in the Scott Coun
ty Savings bank. y
Under these circumstances it is hard
to see where he expected to gain any
thing, even though he escaped detec
tion in the theft of the automobile. Two
thousand postcards giving a descrip
tion of Steinhauer have been sent to
all parts of the country and it is next
to impossible for him to escape. The
bonding company has offered a reward
of $500 for his arrest and the recovery
of the machine. -
It is stated a stranger was in Cedar
Rapids several days ago offering to
sell a McFarland Six for $1,000. Peo
ple approached became suspicious of
the stranger and refused to purchase
the car. It is believed the stranger
was no other than Steinhauer.
FOR BACK WAGES
Are Refused Pay and Forthwith
Attach Owner's Trunks
GO ON STRIKE SUNDAY
"Angel" Produce "Coin" and Deserts
Troupe Trouble Aired
The wild newspaper stories regard
ing the gay life cf the chorus lady, the
midnight champagne suppers, the taxi
rides and the millionaire stage door
Johnnies with their jewelry gifts, were
prosaically repudiated in police court
yesterday afternoon, when three ac
tresses who nightly cavort behind the
footlights of the Family theatre with
the- Niles-Murphy Musical Comedy
company, swore out warrants against
C. H. N'iles, "angel" of the company,
and his wife, charging that harsh, vile
and inelegant words were flung at
them, when they mildly asked for their
back salary. As a result, the three
girls. Mabelle Parker, Ursula Carter
and Madge Harris are today richer by
some $4S and the show is minus a
backer, as .fir. and Mrs. Niles have mi
grated to other climes. The company
is now under the management of Mr.
Murphy, the producer, and all troubles
have been eradicated for the once.
The girls revealed the harrowing de
tails of the so-called gay life of the
chorus butterfly yesterday afternoon.
According to their statement, the show
opened at Boone, Iowa, Niles agreeing
to finance the proposition. After plac
ing several weeks out In "Ioway," the
company jumped to Rock Island where
it has been playing for the past week.
The girls claim hat Niles was too
much of a financier, and that instead
of paying them their wages, he
grabbed all ihe box office receipts
which were turned over to his wife for
GO ON STRIKE.
The girls are stopping at the New
Harper, and Sunday evening, when
they demanded their salary, Mrs. Niles
uncorked a stage laugh and advised
them to seek funds elsewhere. The
Misses Farker, Carter and Harris re
fused to "go on" the second show un
less they were paid off, and as a re
sult, there were several musical num
bers and dancing features absent at
performance No. 2. Yesterday, the
girls again demanded their pay, and
received nothing but abuse. They then
swore out warrants against Mrs. Niles,
charging her with using unladylike
language. These charges were dis
missed in police court. The girls then
filed suit for their back wages in Jus
tice Kuehl's court, attaching Xiles'
"We want our money." they chor
used, as the complaint was being
sworn to. "Strange as it may seem,
we have to eat, and also have to sleep.
We can't buy meal tickets and pay
room rent on promises. It's fine busi
ness going hungry all day, and then
going behind the footlights with a
smile on your face, "ancing for two
hsurs. Our hotel bill is due and we
want the money."
The money was forthcoming, after
the trunks had been placed in jeopardy
and Mr. and Mrs. Xiles forthwith de
serted the troupe. Miss Carter, who
is understood to have engineered the
legal procedure, refused to be inter
viewed at the New Harper this morn
ing in regard to the trouble, but other
members of the company talked freely.
TO STOP MURDER
Enraged Man Threatens
Shoot Wife Neighbors
Turn in an Alarm.
Flourishing a loaded shot gun and
a revolver, John Widker. residing at
! Tn-nntw.fnilrtti ntvnA I. v.
cuvj-iuui iu dli cci, uetwtrcu r iliu
and Sixth avenues, last night threat
ened to kill his wife, according to the
statement of ti police, who were
called to the place by neighbors, who
heard the shouts of the enraged man
and feared that a murder would be
committed. Detective Sehnert and
Night Captain Kramer made a hurry
up call to the place and captured their
man, who had a leaded revolver in nia
possession. A loaded shot gun was also
taken along. It is alleged that T.ker
had a small sized arsenal in his home,
and had repeatedly threatened to kill
his wife. This morning in police court
a $200 fine was suspended over the pris
oner's head, pending good behavior.
Mrs. Widker had requested that ner
husband be placed under a peace bond.
Two young women, claiming to be
married, were nabbed in Byron Luk
en's saloon, Sixteenth street and Sec
ond avenue, last night shortly before
midnight, and this morning were fined
$10 and costs each on disorderly con
duct charges. The women had been
running in and out of the back room
me greater part or tne evening, ac-1
cording to the police, and had imbibed
enough to make them stagger. Officer
Barry, after watching their actions for
some little time, placed them under ar
rest. They gave their names as Mat
tie Lindbloom, claiming Rock Island
as her home, and Mrs. W. J. Burke of
After imbibing to excess, Will Hur
ley yesterday afternoon went to the
home of his aged grandmother, Mrs.
David Horton, and attempted to se
cure" money by threats. The old lady
came down to the police station and
asked that the man be locked up as
she feared he might harm her. This
morning Hurley was given a 40-day
sentence on a disorderly conduct
George Garnett of Geneseo this
morning paid a fine of $10 and costs
in police court. He was arrested last
night for driving an auto with the tail
lights shrouded in darkness.
Will Smith, colored who was arrest
ed Aug. 19 following a fight with three
unknown men, was arraigned this
morning and given a 10-day sentence.
At the time of his arrest Smith had a
huge carving knife in his possession
and was hunting for his assailants.
John Bailes, who was arrested at
Spencer square in company with two
young girls some time ago, was this
morning arraigned and ordered out of
town. The girls have been committed
to state institutions.
Because he peddled potatoes with
out a license, Ed Evans ran afoul of
the law this morning. Officer McCar -
thy arrested him at Thirtieth street
and Fourteenth avenue. A fine of $5
and costs was assessed.
The case of Joseph Kaskadden,
charged with taking ?250 worth of
merchandise from a west end camp
belonging to J. H. Robinson, has not
been disposed of as yet. The missing
property is being recovered bit by
bit. and this morning Robinson wa
advised to secure a search warrant
and attach the goods till missing. A
number of boys are implicated in the
rase. JosevCi Kaskadden denies hav
ing stolen any of the goods in ques
tion, claiming to have found the ar
ticles which were in bis possession.
George Hoppe, a West Indies negro,
wanted here for a burglary. committed
in April of 1912, was captured in Dav
enport Sunday morning and brought,
over to the local police headquarters.
His case has been continued until
September 3. Hoppe , is alleged to
have stolen hats, towels, a handbag
and various other articles valued at
approximately 160, the loser being
Mrs. John Beal. Hoppe is an ug.y
customer and when taken into custody
had a life-sized knife, on his person.
George Potter, arrested yesterday
morning on suspicion of having stolen,
a bicycle, was released tiii morning.
Potter attemDted to boirov $2 on the
wheel at a local repair shop. The
proprietor became suspicious and call
ed the police. Potter proved that the
wheel was his own and that -he was j
The Time Has Arrived When Every Summer Dress in Our Entire
Stock Mast Be Closed Oat at Once No Matter What the Loss.
Over 500 High Class Dresses
: ' "-iff
SPECIAL! NEW FALL SILK
High Class Suits -That Regularly
Would Sell for $16.95 to $22.50,
On Sale Tomorrow in Two Great Groups
THERE is only one reason why we offer these beautiful new Fall Suits at such a de
cided reduction we are determined to make the usually dull month of August a
very busy one and we are offering this extraordinary inducement to make your selec
tion now instead of a few weeks later. The suits come in both tailored and trimmed effects in the newest
and most popular Fall fabrics and colorings, and are shown in a range of sizes to fit almost every woman.
Dainty New Silk Dresses
(SPECIALL Y DESIGNED FOR GROSSMAN'S)
Four Charming Styles at t7 QR
(Of $12 Quality) p I
Nine Pretty Styles at fc 1 A
(Of $20 Quality) tpi'TslU
Twelve Attractive Styles at 1 Q Jtt
(Of $25 Qua'ity) ty lJ i J
Twenty Fascinating Styles at QLOA
(Of $30 and $85 Quality) tpTT. f J
Crepe de Chine
Colors white, black,
gold, wistaria, terra
merely trying to raise the money be
cause, of financial difficulties. .
SINNETTLATED FOR "GO"
AT HAMMOND LABOR DAY
Frankie Sinnett of this city has been
matched with Willie Rirhie of Chicago,
the "go" to b estaged at Hamm-jn 1,
Ind., on Labor day, according to
communication reecived this morning.
Both boys will weigh'in at 116 pounds
three hours before the fight. Richie's
former activities have been cci'.ined
to the east, where his work has att'-iriT-ed
favorable comment. Sinnett looks
for a hard battle, but expects to b? r
1 turned the winner, Frankie is ached-
mled to meet Benny Chavez, the banrcm
champion of the west, at Denver n-ret
Dysentery Is a dangerous disease bu'
can be cured. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has
been successfully used in nine epi
demics of dysentery. It has neTer
been known to fail. It la equally val
uable for children and adults, and
when reduced with water and sweet
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
all druggists. (Adv.)
All the news all the time
cSW lisps ' i for
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
Leave Davenpm . . . 8.00 p. m. Adults 50c
Leave Rock Island 8:15 p.- m, Children 25c
On Famous Steamer SIDNEY
Last of the Season. "
Smart Clothes C&
& KbigBH. lylissBs 8, Girls.
GROSSMAN LEADS OTHERS CQUJOW
That Formerly Sold from $2.50 to $29.75
Will Go on Sale Tomorrow Morning in Three Groups at
IT'S hard to imagine that high-class and beautiful dresses like
these that heretofore sold nn to fci?n.7ri should h ntTorod nt flip
prices named above but we assure you that, as usual, we are con
servative in our statements, and you will find values here tomor
row exactly -as we state and really beyond your highest expectations.
'". Th.3 assortment comprises the most charming styles in Imported ratines,
crepes. - plain and striped voiles. Cossack, Austrian and French linens, dainty
Dolly Varden effects and other exquisite Summer fabrics too numerous to men
tion; Dressss that you need right now ,but never expected to secure at prices
like these. . We urge you to see these Dresses tomorrow that you may appreciate
the wonderful values we are offering.
NOTE Owing to the extreme reductions, none of these dresses
will be sent on approval, exchanged or accepted Jor credit.
SALE STARTS AT 8:00 O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING DRESS SECTION
$10.98 - $14.75
navy, taupe, Copenhagen, brown,
cotta, rasin and mahogany.
CAR STARTS WITH
JERK; MAN HURT
Frank Higgin, Davenport Man,
Badly Bruised in Fall
From Street Caa
While attempting to board a crowd
d street car late yesterday afternoon,
Frank Higgin, a Davenport man, was
We invite all ladies in Rock
Island and Moline desiring high
class tailor made .garments to
inspect our ( jrnplete selection
of the latest novelties in fabrics
and fashion "that will be worn
this fall and winter season,
Phone tfloline 2063.
Ladies' Tailors and Importers
1509 1511 Sixth Avenue.
Queen of all Steamers'
Music, Dancing and Refreshments
(upline I I
- LINED SUITS
hurled to the ground when the car
ftarted suddenly, and painfully bruis
ed about the body.
Higgin was knocked unconscious by
the force of the blow. Bystanders
rushed to his aid and a call was sent
In for the ambulance. He was taken
to St. Anthony's hospital where Dr.
Joseph DeSilva attended him.
Higgin came to Davenport three
days ago from Ames, Iowa, lie is a
barber by occupation.
Pontiac, III. The will of Isaac Wil
ton, deceased merchant or Fairbury,
III., filed here, disposes of an estate
estimated at $350,000 among 36 lega
tees. HUDSON, COLLINS &
The Reliable Contractors
will give you close figures on
all kinds of buildings, remodel
ing and repairing.
"When we start a Job we
SHOP 1133 ELEVENTH AVE.
Phone R. I. 2073. Res. 518.
I ILL. I V
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
Leave Davenport ... 2:30 p. m. Tjckets 50e
Leave Rock laland .. 3:00 p. m. Children 25c