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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1913.
LOOKS UPON IT IN
A BROADER SCOPE
Citizen Consider- General Ath
letic and PlaygTonnd Fea
tures in Park Purchase.
BASEBALL IS SECONDARY
UI Points Out What Other Cltlea Are
Doing and Hold Rock Island
Mutt Seize Chance.
The People's Propositions
H THE ELEVATED TANK.
No one who prize public safety, and protection can object to lending
his vote and voice cheerfully to the proposition to be voted on Sep. 11. for
bonds cf $22,000 for a 10-year period for the purpose of erecting an elevated
water tank on the bluff as a means of supply not only for the entire hill re
gion, but for the newly annxed territory that which has already come,
that which will be admitted In the special election with the people's vote
and such futrher territory as may from time to time in the future elect to
come in from South Rock Island.
The elevated tank Is not to be provided for at taxpayers' expense. The
money to be borrowed for this purpose is. as has heretofore been stated,
to be charged against the credit of the waterworks department and prin
cipal and interest charges are to be met out of the revenues and receipts
of that department.
What the people are being asked to do Is to approve of the transaction
without obligating themselves to a heavier burden of taxation to meet the
debt. The waterworks department will take care of that easily during the
term that the bonds are to run. .In seeking to borrow money for this vast
ly Important and necessary improvement the city Is simply asking the voters
to approve of the same means that has always been employed In the better-
HAS RELICS FOR
Special Interest Attaches
Address of John Hauberg
?. Before Settlers.
"I conpHpr th" proposition to pur
chase by the city the tract of land in
rluriine what Is known as Island Citv
bail park of vastly more Importance ! "d "tension of the waterworks department to be paid back out of
because It involves an athletic field and I . . . ...
If the people as a whole realize now imperative tms sareguara to me
citizens who reside on the heights and to those from adjoining territory
who are to join the taxpayers and citizenship of this city, they would not
hesitate to approve of the proposition, but they would make it their
business to hustle in all the votes possible on the affirmative side of the
And The Argus believes the elevated tank project, like all the others
on the ballot at the special election, will carry overwhelmingly.
playground, than that It contains mere-1
ly a baseball enclosure." remarked a j
leading ci'lzen yesterday. "While It!
is Important, as I am told, that Rock t
Island should r-turn to the field of;
proferiilonal baseball as soon as possi-
Me, I am not a baseball fan. and what
concerns m the most Is the general '
athletic field and playground part of
'a proportion. This, to me, is more double his money as a speculation.
fhportant than baseball. As you know, That man na8 not overestimated the
there are 11 acr's included In that j value of the land one lota. This re
tract, bix and one-half or which lie ; m0ves all doubt as to the wisdom of
to the north outside the enclosure. It the purchase by the city on the basis
Is this major part of the ground that of cui-Hy. Suppose, Jn tim?. It Is
It Is particularly desirable that the abandoned as a ball flark and athletic
city acquire for the use of the high field and playground. It could readily
achoolB athletics and for the children he converted into a public park and
as a" public playground, where they added to Rock Island magnificent sys-
r-innot be molested. Think of what it
will mean to the youth of today and
tomorrow and for time to come, to
hav a park for their recreation and
njovnifnt. where, with a city custo
dian in il;ar they may enjoy them
reives: whT t hey may romp and have
ail the recrei:' inn they want. Has it
ever occurred lo the people of Rock
Island what i' would mean to have a
A MIEDEI) IAVESTMEXT.
"More than that, if at any time in
the future the city should decide to
ask the voters to pass on a proposi
tion to sell it, the city would have, re
alized handsomely on its investment.
There is perhapls no better evidence of
the ex'ent to which property in that
neighborhood has advanced in value
pumir playground ana atnienc ne.a or:tnan tne fact that when the park was
this sort? I established, there was but one house
iit nriK" ni: itmr;.
"The cry all over this land iu all
muni"ipnliti s is for more playgrounds
In the public domain for the children,
more atlile'ic fields for the yout. and
most cities are making purchase of
vai!al'lf a reagp for that purpose.
Some citie?. too, are acquiring ball
parkK by public taxation, to it Is th is
shown that the whole proportion is
feasible aid eminently proper.
"Now, as to the finauclal end of it.
coiiFldering it from the standixunt cf
an Investment. A local capitalist has
publicly announced that he will be
willing to purchase the land, if the
city does not. for S2u.ft0n. the day af
ter the flection, confident that he can
in the neighborhood. Take a look at
the vicinity and see tow it has built
up since. People have flocked in there
since the park was located and built
homes all nround it. A ball park or an
athletic field draws, and anything that
attracts people to a neighborhood reg
ularly, steadily enhances the value of
property all about It.
"And now permit me to correct one
source , of misunderstanding as to
the ownerbhip of the land. In
some parts of town the im
pression exists that the land was
subscription. The laad was bought v
a syndicate for use as a haseball park
and has since been held by the syndi
cate at a loss. The uark portion was
equipped by popular subscription to
which the Trinity Railway company
and the members of the syndicate
owning the land were the chief con
tributors. There were many lesser
subscriptions, for the people of Rock
Island, as is always the case, gave lib
erally to the fund for the equipment
of the grounds. But the syndicate
that bought it out of its own means
and owns it has in the meantime been
losing money, in the first place be
cause it was leased to the baseball as
sociation at a ridiculously low rental,
and in the second place because for
the last two years that Rock Island
had professional baseball the local as
sociation defaulted in its payments of
rental. It is on this account that cer
tain of the members of the syndicate
are anxious to get their money out
and put it into something else. Others
in the syndicate who have the Interest
of baseball more nearly at heart, have
held on .and finally bave brought about
an agreement to sell to the city, at a
price that Is considerably below what
it would bring on the market as an
out-and-out real estate investment.
"Just one thing more: While Mie
purchase price is 121,000, the bonds
call for but 120,000, the remaining
$1,000, as I understand, a public cor
poration is to put up to help out the
"If the baseball phase was not con
sidered at all, the city would make a
great mistake if it did not grab it up
for athletic and pflayground purposes
Accompanying each Invitation
members to attend the coming
union of the Rock Island County Old
Settlers' association the following cir
cular letter is being sent out by Phil
Mitchell, chairman of the executive
The forthcoming meeting of the
association at Black Hawk's
Watch Tower Sept 4. 1913, should
be particularly interesting be
cause of a very attractive pro
gram. John H. Hauberg, who delivers
the address. Is also secretary of
Rock Island County Historical
society. As such he is custodian
cf a number of historical relics
and pictures which will be shown
at the meeting.
Among others Is the identical
cedar post. which was placed with
much ceremony and Indian rites
by the Fox Indiana at Col. George
Davenport's grave at Rock Island
shortly after his interment
Pictures of the first steam ferry
boat "Iowa," 1848-1 852. with its
captain, John Wilson, will also be
shown, with interesting data.
All old settlers should Join the -Rock
Island County Historical so
ciety, and all members of that
society, who are eligible are
urged to join the Old Settlers.
All citizens whether old settlers
or not can attend this meeting by
procuring badges at the - Watch
Tower, price 50 cents, which in
cludes all dues for one year.
to i uul .. , B . 7
re- i ;
TO GET GANNON
Relic Received Through Con
gressman Tavenner Will Be
Placed in West Park.
& THE VALLEY CLARION Eg
MT OIFFIOl I.T TO MM TK. I
(Shuron. Wis., Reporter. I
LOST: - On Thursday, Aug. 14. be-1
tween Sharon and the Keefe farm,
green box containing blond hair
rwiuh; also a pound of ltmburger i
chee?. Finder will please leave same j
at this oillce and receive reward.
.KAIl HF.COO lK.I).
l!oa Kails Sentinel.)
V. II. S'ork. the ice cream maker
for i-'wift Co. in this city, has re
signed his position and went home to
Garner Saturday. Mr. Stork is a
popular man In his work and made
each week about 900 gallons of ice
cream in four regular flavors, and any
fpecial flavor ordered.
UIIrUKH IX ROMIOI.T.
(Rosholt, Wis., Record.)
The ostof;ce got scrubed. ,
R. Jensen is harvesting pickles.
The Witenberg Aged Home had a
kitchen fire: It burnt a florhole.
Ir. Rassoch of N'elsonville, puled Dr.
Raldwin'a cow Is blanketed.
B'.iut tubs & road scraper got hauled
I .a ("rose, is clamored guilty of race
suicide!-Sequel: Mrs. Max Bartels,
wife of a Marshfield tailor, has given
birth to the ISrh child; the new arival ! mad at nobody."
is a 13 lb. Kirl. t
Where Is this? Finest & view-fulet
place, nths in modern principles; The
l.o'el not being adapted for health
refort of lis, in only preserved for the
sojourn of passengers, tourists &
sportsmen: Reputed excelent cooking;
Noble, real, wel lain wines, different
biers. The magnificent outlook is
grandious. Daily 12 trains to al par's
of the plobe. Frei view at the lovely
lake! X Go to it!
has said that he would not pull my
hearse with his black team any more
are hereby stamped as untruthful per
sons. By interviewing Mr. Carnes he
stated t hat whoever made such re
marks is the most uctmthful person
in the state, that he never thought, of
such a thing and furthermore said.
"I am at Krail Shultz's service at any
time he calls on me."
KM I h SCHTIVTZ,
I am also in position to furnish all
the up-to-date carriages needed at a
TIIK IHIM.OM Tir KIM TOR.
GroFsly exaegerated reports have
been circulated concerning a little con
troversy last Friday evening in Rey- j
Tiolds between the village authorities
and some young men who had arrang
ed to give a dance in the opera house
without an official permit. The guests
arrived and the musicians were ready,
but the authorities said "no". There
were, of course, several "anxious mo
ments" and trouble stood waiting just
around the corner, but good fortune
and wise counsel prevailed. The mat
ter has been peacefully settled now
and it is hoped that "everybody aint-
Monmouth, 111., Aug. 30. Monmouth
will get the large cannon from the
government and the big gun will be
sec in West Park, if the plans of the
public buildings aad grounds com
mittee oi tne city council are car
ried out. Chairman Meek of the com
mittee has been very active the past
year in improving the parks and in
response to the demand of the people
of the city for a place where the
public can gather and spend a pleas
ant hour the city council decided to
start the improvements at West Park,
the one nearest the center of the busi
This is also accessible, more than
any of the others, to the use of the
laboring people, and considerable
At the Peoples' Power Co.
Plant, foot of Fourth street,
Moline. Tel. Moline 126
Cinders for Sidewalks
Cinders for Driveways
Cinders for Concrete
Carload Price Reduced to
plug, which robbed the machine of its
ability to proceed. The chicken thief
after gettiiie the chickens went back
to the car and finding the predicament mney has been spent in putting it
KIRBV A HllhFH.
(North Judson. Ind., News.)
Those persons who are blackmailing
tte by saying that Mr. Kirby Carnes
F.W WAV TO CRT At TO.
(Port Byron Globe.)
Out north of Kewanee there lives a
farmer who procured an automobile in
a peculiar manner. The farmer was
sitting on the porch of his home one
hot night recently when he noticed an
automobile come nohelessly down the
road and stop at a point convenient to
his chicken house. He saw some one
get out of the car with a sack or some
other thing suitable for containing
certain articles. The autoist proceed
ed to the chicken house and while he
was ii work there the farmer slipped
over to the car and stole the spark
Last Trips to St. Paul
Giving two days to visit
- jr-TsrwaT - '
Eat and sleep on the boat while in St. Paul.
Last Trips to St. Paul August 30 and September C.
The most delightful time to make the up river trip,
W. H. LAMONT, General Agent. Office foct of Nineteenth St.
Call Rock Island 168.
in which he had beeu placed, made
good his escape but left the car which
is still at the farm house. The farmer ;
is waiting with some curiosity for the
thief to return and claim the auto.
aAMK HKRF-, BROTHER.
Do not drive faster than six or eight
miles an hour about town or attempt
to operate your car on the city streets
without lights after sun down unless
you have money to blow, for the city
authorities have decided to put a
According to a li'tle story wafted
crl. ip in the purse of him who speeds
or drives without lights.
cut from the city hall last Saturday
morning, a number of drivers were up
on the carpet and fairly warned of re
ported infractions of the law. While
no fines were assessed, the impres
sion Is ou' that no more warnings will
There is a good bit of common eense
in the demands of the city authorities.
Drivers running about town at high
rate of speed not only invite acciden's
but take chances on painfully injuring
children and aged persons and in some
cases endanger lives. To carelessly
run down a pedestrian wuld bring
upon any driver the condemnation of
the community, a thing most unpleas
ant in itself. Careful driving is a
credit to any man.
(Port Byron Globe.)
A weak-minded fellow ha3 been pull
ing off supposed vaudeville stunts for
several days and nights to the amuse
ment of those who enjoy seeing a man
act foolish. He evidently thought he
was staging a wild west performance
at times and along with his imagined
tragedy he would fire blank cartridges
from a revolver. This became to com
mon for safety and he was told r
move on. He pushed a small wagon
containing his effects and is doubtless
In some other town repeating what lie
gave us here.
SOT FAIR TO THE DOG.
So often we call a man a "dog" when
we wish to reproach him, and yet a
dog doesn't lie, or cheat, or swear,
or smoke, or swindle, or flirt, or tor
row, or pretend, or get drunk. Indeed,
the dog is ordinarily bo meek and
patient an animal that he doesn't
even resent it when somebody call3
him a "man."
in shape for a public park. It has
been improved a great deal this year
and the big cannon which will be re
ceived here within a short time will
be installed there. The cannon was
secured through the efforts of Con
gressman Tavenner, who a few days
ago wrote the Daily Review that it
could be secured. The communication
was turned over to the city and was
accepted by the city council. A let
ter from Congressman Tavenner to
day states that the acceptance has !
been filed with the war department
and that the cannon will be shipped
as soon as word is received from the
FRUIT SEASON IS
Monthly Report of County Cor
respondent Thomas Camp
bell , Is Made.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
From The Argus Files oi 1888
FINAL CONCERT WILL
BE HELD TOMORROW
The final Rosenfield memorial band
concert of the season will be given
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at
Long View park by Bleuer's band. An
attractive program has been arranged.
It is expected a large crowd will be
KILLS EDITOR; DEMANDS
THAT HE EAT CRITICISM
Sulphur, Okla., Aug. 30. John Lind
say, former county treasurer of Mur
ray county, shot and killed J. Y.
Schenck, editor of the Sulphur Demo
crat, yesterday morning following the
refusal of the editor to eat a copy of
his newspaper that contained adverse
criticisms of Lindsay.
Lindsay approached Schenck, who
was sitting in a buggy in front of a
blacksmith shop, and waving a copy
of the newspaper demanded a retrac
tion end as proof of the retraction, in
sisted that the editor literally eat his
own words. This Schenck refused to
do and Lindsay fired both barrels of
a shot gun into his body.
Lindsay was taken to Norman for
safe keeping as feeling is high against
According to the monthly crop re
port of Thomas Campbell, county cor
respondent of the department o? agri
culture, the prospects for a good fruit
season in this locality are bright.
Grapes ere especiul'y promising, while
the quality of peaches is quoted as be
ing excellent and above the average
in yield. There are also plenty of
The corn is stated to be in only
fair shape, being graded 65 on a basis
cf 10i per cent representing a normal
condition. Oats are rated at 70 per
cfnt, potatoer. at 60 and hay at 90,
with an average yield per acre of a
ton and a half.
The average farm prices being re
ceived in this section are quoted as fol-
Aug. 17 George Kingsbury is busy,
today moving to No. 1130 Fourth ave-
Aug. 18 The great Rock Island is
pushing to Denver with all possible
speed. The company has now 1,262
miles of road in operation west of the
Aug. 20. Davis & Co. are arranging
to put in a wire from their electric
power station in Moline to be used
strictly for a motor circuit in Rock
Island and Davenport. The Argus
motor, the first in this part of the
country, has been for some time fed
in this manner.
Bleuer's baud will give an"open air
concert in Franklin square tomorrow
M. 3 Young, local agent of the C,
B. & Q., leaves tonight for Cleveland,
Ohio, to join his family and spend a
short time in the Buckeye state.
Aug. 21 Mrs. H. E. Casteel and
children are visiting relatives in Port
lows: Corn, per bushel, 70 cents; j Byron.
wheat, 85 cents; oats, 45 cents, pota
toes, $1; hay, per ton, $10; butter,
27 cents; eggs, 20 cents; chickens, per
pound, 12 cents.
West End settlement kindergarten
will open Tuesday morning. (Adv.)
, Two Big Labor Day Excursions.
i Afternoon to Grotto. Evening Moon-
lignt. Barge Mississippi. (Adv.)
! Opening dance at Coliseum, Labor
j day. the leader of them all
ii & 0. club. (Adv.)
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.
State of Illinois Board of Adminis
tration, Springfield. Aug. 27. 1913.
The board of administration will re
ceive proposals for the following im
provements at the Watertown State
hospital, Watertown, III.:
Reinforced concrete reservoir, exca
vating and walling up 'a surface wall,
cst iron water main and accessories.
electrical and plumbing equipment.
Plana and specifications will be on file
at the institution and information
thereto will be furnished by the inst'
tion managing officer. Plans and
specifications may be had on applica
tion to the board of administration,
Springfield, 111. All proposals must be
The new annex to John Beng6ton's
block is under roof at the second story.
The architecture is facsimile to the
original building and is so constructed
that it may be easily made the same
height at any time when circumstances
warrant the extension.
The German minstrel organization
chartered an open car on the Moline
& Rock Island horse railroad this
morning and made Second avenue ring
with delightful music as the company
was driven through. Small dodgers
were distributed expressing the regret
of the company at not being able to
secure a place to play in Rock Island,
Harper's theatre being closed. The
people of Rock Island regret this
The building committee of the
Rock Island Y. M. C. A., af
ter much effort, has succeeded
in securing a suitable lot for
Davenport team will be played in DeS
The pay of the government guards
on the island and bridges under the
eight-hour arrangement is $1.67 per
day. Before the order to Increase
the number and reduce the time went
Into effect the pay was $2 per day
for 12 hours.
Aug. 24 Owing to the advance in
wheat the millers of Davenport and
Milan advanced the price of flour five
cents per sack yesterday. This makea
the price $1.25 per sack in cotton.
A fine now smoke stock is being
erected on the roof of the engine room
at the county jail.
The regular fall term of Auguatana
college and Theological seminary
opens at 10 a. m., Monday, Sept. 3.
Rev. Dr. T. H. Hasselquist, presiden;
of the college, will be assisted by nine
regular professors besides the instruc
tors. Among the other Improved ad
vantages offered this year will be a
conservatory of music with a compe
tent corps of teachers in charge of
Aug. 28 -As encouragement fo the
unlan depot project as well as aa evi
dence of the necessity of such an in
stitution, it may be said that there
are 32 passenger trains in and out of
Rock Island daily, and this does not
include the accommodation trains or
the trains on the Cable branch of the
R. I. & P road.
Aug. 23 Professor Ernst Otto of
the Great Western band of Daven
port has been made the recipient of
a magnificent silver cornet, which cost
$80, from Bailey Davenport of this city.
sent to the office of the board of admin-1 the proposed association building. Oh
istration at Springfield, III., on or be
fore 3 o'clock p. m.. Sept. 15, 1913,
where they will be publicly opened.
The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids. F. D. WH1PP,
Fiscal Supervisor. (Adv.)
the 150 members 67 have so far sub
scribed a total of $1,688. Payments
are not due until $8,000 is secured in
Aug. 22 Today's markets: Produce,
M.nitnx Wi. Hani-era Wartman UUlier, Iduu, .'6'" u i
confessed deserter from the United !c pound; fancy dairy. 15c to
States revenue cutter Tuscarora.'was 1c; fac,D 10
sentenced to 18 months in the state's ! 8Victl frsh- la dozen; potato..
prison at Waupun on a statutory
charge preferred by a Milwaukee wom
an, whose name the court refused to
divulge. The woman said Hartman
paid her fare to Manitowoc from Sa
- In buying a cough medicine, den't be
afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from it,
and relief is sure to follow. Especially
recommended for coughs, colds and
whooping cough. Sold by all drug;
to $2.75 per barrel. Poultry: Spring
rhirVens 12c to 13c Der Dound: black
raspberries, $1.00 to $1.40 per 16-quart!l.nga' Vir,?e '
case; red raspberries, 50c to 90c per
- Manager Lucas completed the details
of the transfer of the Minneapolis
franchise to Davenport yesterday af
ternoon. The schedule has been
changed so that Davenport will not
only play out the Minneapolis sched
ule, but some games of the Chicago
Maroons also. The first came of the
Ion emm pay (or treat in rat nkra
I t l.Ut-K THK (IPEMXU AT OXCE.
No knfe. no raratllne, no Injcctitm. or
detentioia f rm Ixim nH.
1 have U';cc;e)ti ully made a specialty
of rupture low down a.nl hard to hold:
rupture following operations, navel
ruptures, falling of the wo ml,, and all
bad cases In m n. women and children,
and have my greatest success with pa
tients who have failed to get a cure
If you must wfar a truss and only
knew what comfort
The Truss of Last Heaort
you wouldn't be without
lay. It holds ruuture
easier that other trurs and after alt
Otucrs Ian. diai. uaya vital. V. orn
ind endorsed by thousands.
No Kg elraps, elastic bands or stel
1893 20 Years' Experience 1913
If you cannot call, write for cala.
M. II. BROWN, M.D. .
22 ftalacr M Crnlca. 1IL
!tnl lsl to Hark Island. Harper hoase.
1 aursday, Kept. 4, 8 a. m. to 4 a. as.