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THE ROCK ISLA2TO ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1913.
ASKS BOARD FOR
State's Attorney Thompson Re
news His Appeal to Super
visors for Aid.
TO PAY HIS ASSISTANTS
Believes Showing on Collection of the
Fine and Feet Entitled Him
Misrepresentations and Facts v
About the Island City Bali Park
When the board of supervisors con
vened this afternoon. State's Attor
rey F. E. Thompson introduced again
a resolution that he be allowed the
pvm of 12.500 for the salary of assist
ants in his office, the same to be ef
fective from Dec. 1, 1912.
BEI'l SK.U RKKORK
At a previous session of the board,
the matter wag presented. The body
net only refused to allow the sum ask
ed by Mr. Thompson but passed a
resolution providing that $300 be ap-j
propriatej for assistants. Mr. Thomp
son did not feel that this was I
adequa'e and therefore this afiernooa I
once wore urged the matter in per-)
son. He thinks the report of his col
lection of fineg and fers for the past
two months, has been so satisfactory j
that, this should ha-.e considerable
weight In making the supervisors see
the necessity of adequate compensa
tion for his assistants.
The hoard was late in convening
this afternoon and little but routine
matters were acted upon. Tomorrow
the board will get. down to business.
START PROJECTS IN
THE COUNTY COURT
Four public improvement projects
were filed yesterday in county court.
They are Ninth avenue pavement.
Twelfth to Twenty-second street;
watermains in Reservoir park, Twenty
third street, from Eighteenth to Nine
teenth avenue; sewer and watermains.
Eighth-and-a-half avenue, from Twenty-eighth
to Twenty-ninth street; sew
er and watermains. Seventh street
from Twelfth to Thirteenth avenue.
The date for the hearing has been
st for Sept. 25.
MORNING STAR MAKES
TRIP TO KEOKUK DAM
Leaves flock Island Tuesday Sep
tember 16 at 3:15 p. m., returning
here Thursday at, 8 a. m. $8 and $7
the round trip, including meals and
berth. Make reservations at once by
tailing Rock Kand 18. Office foot
of Nineteenth street. (Adv.)
Among the erroneous Impressions 1
that seem, to be prevailing In view of
the approaching special election is one
thst the site of the present Island City
ball park was purchased by popular
subscription and that it has now pass
ed into the hands cf a syndicate that
is seeking to hand it over to the city
at an enormous profit. The simple
facts of the matter are that the base
ball enclosure is but a small part of
the tract that is put up to the city to
buy, 1,he entire strip embracing some
thing like 11 acres, while the ball park
includes but about four acres.
It is the entire parcel of land that
the city has the option of purchasing,
contingent upon the vote of the peo
ple Thursday, and no part of the land,
either that represented in the ball park
or otherwise, was acquired by popular
subscription. It was bought outright
by the syndicate, which has always
held it What the people provided by
popular subscription was the eauig
rtitn , the fences, grand stad, bleach
ers, club house, etc. This represents
an expenditure cf $3,500, which was
provided by subscriptions to which the
Tri-City Railway company was the
chief contributor. The land itself has
always been owned by the syndicate.
Another objection is based cn the
theory that if the city buys the park
it will be run over Indiscriminately by
boys and eventually destroyed, and
further that it will be for free uses and
the city will get no revenue from it. If
the city acquires the land, it will un
doubtedly place it in the hands of the
park syitem of which it will become a
part, and whi'e the major portion "ly.
ing north of the enclosure will be con
verted into a free athletic field and
playground for the use cf the youth
and the children of the city, the par:
included within the fence and main
tained as a ball park will be revenue
producing. If Rock Island makes use
of it for a league club, the city will ex
pect rental based upon the investment,
and the same will appiy to all institu
tions using it for revenue-producing
purposes. It will net be run ever and
destroyed any more than is the present
park system. The thing the people
chould understand is, the bail park is
enly part of the tract that the city is
o vote on buying. There is more out
side the fence than there is in the en
closure. Still another report is being circu
lated by busy-bodies, as silly as it is
unfounded, is that The Argue' zeal in
behalf of municipal ownership of the
tract is due to the fact that either The
Argus or some one connected with The
FOR JOSLIN FAIR
In Critical State.
A call for volunteers t give up a
p;irt of their skin in an elVort to save
the life of little lrma Boxtale, the
S-year-old girl who was burned so
badly recently, may be necessary. The
rhiid is in n very critical condition
tnriuy and it is feared that her tender
years may not permit her to success
fully rope with the injur:'. As a last
report new skin may be grafted on to
replace that which was so badly
scorched by the fire.
Argus Is financially interested in the
land at the present time. Nothing
could be further from the truth. The
Argus has had no pecuniary Interest in
baseball in all the history of the game
in Rock Island. It .was at no time in
all the years that Rock Island enjoyed
professional baseball a stockholder In
the local association. Neither The
Argus nor anyone directly or remotely
connected with the publication is in
any way interested In the present own
ership of the land in question. As a
matter of fact, The Argus does not
even know who compose the syndicate
that is in possession of it, except what
is of common knowledge. That certain
well known business men are connect
ed with the syndicate Is generally un
derstood. Who otherwise may be in
terested, The Argus does not know, ex
cept that it has no interes: of Its own
in the property.
For the information of those who
have busied themselves in spreading
these false reports. The Argus may
say that its interest in baseball and
all that has pertained thereto in Rock
Island has always been of an unprofit
able nature, and has yielded only losses
on the one hand and such measures of
gratitude cn the other hand as are
ehewn in the present Instance. In
other words, it has always been a
booster for the pame and for the home I
team, with nothing at stake save the j
success or tne game, it helped raise
the funds for the equipment of Island
City park and was itself a reasonably
fair contributor to those funds. In ail
the 10 years that Rock Island had a
league team, The Argus' cash outlay,
independent of what it gave freely of
Its space for promoting the game,
amounted to from $50 to (100 annual
ly. Will any of the busy-bodies who
are circulating falsehoods about it, say
that their loyalty to baseball or to the
'ciry in which they live has been shown
in similar manner?
What The Argus has gotten out of
baseball, apart from the satisfaction
of having the game fostered and sup
ported here, and seeing the town cred
itably represented, could be included
in a good-sized cipher. It has been
money out all alcng the line, and it
has never asked even so much as a
I "thank you" either from the local as
sociation or the fans.
If baseball is saved to Rock Island
by the people next Thursday, The Ar
gus will boost for the home team aa In
the past, no matter who the stock-
i holders may be, and if it is knocked
out. The Argus will manage to live
without it. as the other people will be
forced to do.
Opening Day Given Up to Prep
arations to Entertain the
BIG RACING CARD READY
Fast Horses Will Be Seen in Action
Complete Entry List for the
bright for a fast team averaging about
155 pounds. The first game will prob-l
ably take place about Oct. 7. The,
Badgers will be in line for. the cham-'
plonship of tri-city team of their'
weight, and any teams desiring games ,
may secure same by calling Ed. Lerclij
after 6 p. m. Phone Rock Island 26S7. !
FINE SHOWING IS
MADE IN REPORT
State's Attorney F. E. Thomp
son Makes First Collection
of Fee3 and Fines.
TOMATOES? SURE SPORT
EDITOR DOTES ON THEM
Crop failures Hite year will have no
terrors for Joseph Magruni, 2S52 Elev
enth and a Half avenue, if the size of
his tomato crop is any criterion. Mr.
Magrum very generously sent a num
ber of hi priie crop to The Argus
office nd according to the sporting
editor, who saw them first, they were
"the best ever'." Some of them weigh
ed a pound and a half each.
Mr. Magrum grows tomatoes as well
as a large variety of fiowers In his
yard as a sideline. He declares that
he ha3 also has unusual success with
his flowers this year, especially with
In Critical Condition.
The condition of Frank Brown, aged
10, w ho was injured Sunday afternoon
in a collision between the motorcycle
which he was riding and an automo
bile belonging to William Evers of
Davenport, Is reported serious today,
and only his age and natural strength
will enable him to ward off death. He
suffered a fracture oj the skull.
Brown's home is in Joliet. He was
employed here at the Horst and
KsWsFWs7pr i JpsJTJJCfC WJpWW?
The Store cf tbaUly
111-113 West Second St, Davenport
With the First Touch of Fall comes, to every
woman, the thought Clothes. It s our ambition
to make the second thought This Store
For eight weeks we've been collecting choice things from every garment maker
of repute. Every garment in our house has undergone a close scrutiny for value,
style and workmanship one word expresses the situation, we're PREPARED. For
uie woman wun an eiaDorate wararooe or lor tnose wno
practice strictest economy we've an extensive showing.
Coats and Suits Vie Witk Eack Other
There has never been a season with such variety of style.
We're showing hundreds of smart 36 to 48 inch coats ex
clusive models in shades to match the new silk and wool
dres?es. Suits too, have beautiful lines, the new "Man
darin" sleeves, new vest effects, cutaway coats and a
range of colors and materials that are beyond compre
hension. Prices range for both coats C1C fv C7C
and suits from ..O I D LU ' O I D
New Ideas In Skirts and Dresses
The smart separate skirts of real Scotch plaids in bright
colors, cubist ideas, broken. checks; new drape effects,
also navys and blacks; we're featuring 100 of our new
est models, values that are really C QC
worth $7.50 and $3.50, for this week OtJatu
Other Skirts at $2.98, $3.98 and up to $10.00.
(Special to The Argus.)
Joslin, 111., Sept. 9. All was bustle
and activity at the fair grounds here
the Rock Island County Agricultural
the Rock Island County Agrciultural
society opened. The entire day will
be devoted to getting the displays in
shape and in sprinkling the approaches
to the grounds and the speedway in
preparation for the crowd which will
be on hand tomorrow By morning
everything will be ready for what is
predicted will be the greatest fair ever
Mercer and Henry county live stock
raisers vie with Rock Island county
men in the displays of cattle, horses,
hogs and sheep, which were brought
in today. So much space was required
for the animals that tents were pitch
ed to shelter part of them. The rac
ing stables are well filled, and have
been for several days.
Much interest is being shown in the
seed corn contest and competition for
the prices for the best farm products
BIG RACIXG CARD.
Two days of racing have been ar
ranged. Two events will be staged
both tomorrow and Thursday and some
excellent prizes have been offered.
There are numerous entries from the
Exposition park stables at Rock Is
land, among the horses to compete
being Andy Brady's Striver, James
Hickey's Krem Boy, Leona D., Almeda
R. and many others.
The official entry list Is as follows:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10.
The Striver Andy Brady, Rock Is
Krem Boy James Hickey, Rock Is
land. Legator William Flynn, Sterling.
Lady M. William Sand, Geneseo. '
Blue Pointer, Jr. Henry Langhe,
Dickie Belle Marshall and Crocker,
Boy Aegon E. E. Heimbaug, Mt.
Katie Langhe Dave Carlson, Mo
line. Esther Swifc Henry Suysart, Moline.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10.
J. C. Patchen A. J. Miles, Mt. Car
roll. Col. F. M. L. Lyons, Mineral.
Joe R. John Russell, Davenport.
Red Time A. J. Miles, Mt. Carroll.
Jack Johnson M. E. Brubaker, Mor
rison. Honers Princes Dave Carlson, Mo
line. Kaisdel Arp and Reimers, Moline.
Delia D. Justin Van Damme, Moline.
Leona D. Rob Peterson, Rock Is
Major Dowell, Jr. F. B. McCollum,
McKie Boy J. P. Dobress, Erie. .
Almeda R. John Russell, Davenoort.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11.
McKie Boy J. P. Dabress, Erie.
Buck Fifer Fred Dubellihn, Moline.
Major Dowel), Jr. F. B. McCullum,
Delia D. Justin Van Damme, Mo-
Diamond Jack Henry Vurmeesch,
Jack Johnson M. E. Brubaker, Morrison.
Leeon Dixon John Russell, Daven
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1L
Krem Boy James Hickey, Rock
Nellie Aegan M. E. Brubaker, Mor
Dickie Belle Marshall and Crocker,
Kaisdel Arp and Reimers, Moline.
Judge Hooker F. B.. McCullum,
Lady M. William Sand, Geneseo.
Legator William Lynn, Sterling.
Red Time A. J. Miles, Mt. Carroll.
TOTAL .AMOUNTS TO $1,223
Under New Law Sums In State Cases
Are Turned Over to Prosecutor
Salary Comes Out of It.
State's Attorney F. E. Thompson to
day deposited with County Treasurer
W. E. Whiteside a check for $1,223,
the total of the fines and fees collect
ed in state -ases in the various courts 'il
of Rock Island county during the!
months of July and August. A detail- i
ed report will be made to Judge R. W.I
Olmsted in circuit court on the first:
day of the approaching term.
" Under the provisions of a new law j
passed by the legislature, the county j
prosecutor is made collector of alii
fines, fees and forfeitures in state
cases-in the county. . This sum is toj
be deposited with the county treasur-j
er and is to be used in paying the salary-
of the state's attorney and his as
sistants, although they are to receive
their regular compensations, rard
less of the nize cf this fund.
Under the bid law the tees in state
cases went to the county treasurer and
the lines and forfeitures to the county
superintendent of schools, but now the
state's attorney is collector for both,
turning the same over to the county
treasurer, who, after paying the coun
ty prosecutor and his assistants, gives
the surplus over to the county superintendent
Monthly meeting of board of educa
Fall meeting of Rock River Presby
tery at Coal Valley.
County court' in session.
Meeting of Twin-City Bowling league.
Bids opened for hose for fire and
sewer departments of the city.
. Meeting of Mutual Protective League
council at K. C. hall.
County fair at Joslin.
THCR S DA Y.
County fair at Joslin.
County court in session
Special bond election,
from 7 to 5.
Some Early Arrivals in
That We Have Priced at
of the most fashion
able cut and the
Even if you
are not ready to buy, it will be
well worth your while coming to
see these new models now.
Ixew hoods are Arriving Datly
in Every Department of
Come and learn "what's what"
, in the new things for Fall.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberts. People's National bank
New Fall Dresses of rVool Crepes
in mahogany, navy, taupe, reseda, tan or black; ten pre
ty styles, sizes for miss or lady; the newest effects, fronl
drapes or "sunshine" pleatings priced at
$13.95, $15, $16.50, $18.50
Z3 Where Fashion 'Re-gns EH
The Rock Island Badgers, a newly
organised football team, will be In
the field for the coming year. Prac
tice Las been started, and from the
material on band the prospects axe
PAVING CASE WILL BE
HEARD BEFORE A JURY
County court is not in session to
day. An adjournment in the case of
Adolph H. Kohlhammer vs- Joseph L.
Cameron and Grace L. Cameron ha
been taken until September 23 and
the jury dismissed until tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock, when the ques
tion of benefits of the Forty-second
street pavement will be brought up.
J. F. Witter will appear for the city
and G. Wr. Wood for the objectors.
DOG IS DECIDED
Justice Kuehl Assumes Role of
Modern Solomon Separates
Wheat from Chaff.
Administrator's Sale of Furniture.
I will offer for sale a lot of house
hold furniture, fixtures and books, the
property of James C. Kirkparrick, de
ceased, at 23 Thirtieth street Friday,
Sept. 12, at 2 p. m.
J. W. STEWART.
Court of Honor No. 31. Regular
meeting Wednesday September 10.
Election of officers.
I. F. CRAMER, Recorder. (Adv.)
O'Hara Acting Governor.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 9. Governor
Dunne at noon started for Sandusky,
Ohio, to attend the Perry celebration.
O'Hara is acting governor. , ;i ,
Need Two Bridges Across Rock River
"Judge, I have lost my dog," chor
used Mrs. Kate Atkinson and Martin
O'Loughlin in Justice Kuehl's court
"Whadaya mean you lo9t your dog?"
said the justice, who despite his ad
vanced years displayed a surprising
knowledge of modern slang, as he
slowly glanced up from the legal pa
pers he was examining.
The explanation was then forthcom
ing. Several days ago Martin O'Lough
lin lost his dog. On Monday of last
week he discovered the prodigal on
the premises of Mrs. Atkinson, 1320
Fifth avenue. Upon asking for his
property be was informed that he
never owned the dog. He then went
to law and replevined the animal. Yes
terday afternoon totli claimants plead
ed their cause before Justice Kuehl.
With all the wisdom of the late
King Solomon the Justice untangled
the knotty problem in a Jiffy. He
utilized the Socratic method with tell
"Did you ever pay any dog tax for
this animal?" he asked the woman.
Mrs. Atkinson admitted that she had
"Did you erer pay any tax for this
dog?"' was the question shot at
"Yes, sir, your honor," replied the
man, "and here's the receipts." "The
dog is yours," ruled the judge. "Court
AT HIGH SCHOOL )
The sewing tables to be installed
in the New Manual Arts building ar
rived this morning and t.he sewing
classes will begin work tomorrow.
The gymnasium classes will begin
work for the year on Thursday. At
present there are 29-1 enrolled, and
besides this number, there are 30
football players on the local high
school squad, who will receive credit
for gym work.
Commita Suicide Before 1.000.
La Crosse, Wis.. Sept. 9. Oscar
Tweed, 21 years old, committed sui
cide in the presence of 1,000 persons
last night by jumping into the Mis
sissippi river from an excursion
Not a minute should be lost whn a
child shows symp'oms of croup.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy given
as soon as the child becomes hoarse,
or even after the croupy cough ap
pears, will prevent the attack. Sold
by ail druggists. (Adv.)
All the news all the time The Argus.
No one at all familiar with condi
tions can deny that there should be
a bridge built across Rock river con-,
necting Rock Island and Henry coun
ties at some point. The Colona site
seems to be generally approved. It is
manifestly . the duty of the Rock Is
land county supervisors to endeavor
to furnish their half of the money for
the improvement, submitting the ques
tion of issuing bonds to the people,
if no other way seems open.
This county some years ago fur
nished its balf of the funds for the
erection of a bridge across the stream
connecting with Whiteside county
near Hillsdale and a bridge at Colons
is, if anything, more important, be
cause it would be an improvement in
one of the ttain highways leading to
the three cities which naturally car
ries an increasing heavy traffic in
these days when the automobile is
growing more and more common.
But Hillsdale and Colona are not
the only points on Rock river entitled
to a county bridge. People in the
lower end need a shorter road to
Rock Island and to make it possible
to build It bridges across Rock river
Bear its mouth and across the Henne
pin canal must be provided for. The
United States government should
bridge tbe canal, but there is no good
reason why the county should not pay
for the spanning of Rock river: -
The city of Rock Island has for
many " years maintained " its ' own
bridges at Milan and probably it is
just as well that It continue to do so,
for various reasons. Moline also owns
a bridge and has expressed no desire
to part with control of it.
So it seems but fair that Rock Is
land and the lower end of the county
should take a stand for. a new bridge
at the mouth of the river to be pro
vided for at the same time and in tbe
same way as the proposed one at Co
lona. If money cannot be raised other
wise let the people rote on issuing
bonds for their erection.
years old, is in jail charged with fe
lonious assault and the police are
searching for three other boys in the
case of Miss Gladys Kirkendall, who
1 aped out of a speeding motor car
tc escape from Joy riders and suffered
a 'rtctured skull. Another young wo
man who was with the party said one
young man had refused to take Miss
Kirkendall home from a dance.
Lincoln, Neb. Discovery of bullet
wounds in tbe bodies of John Rys,
aged 16, and George Dlmer, aged S,
who were found dead near Havelock,
led to the theory that the boys were
murdered." When found the boys
were locked in each other's arms, as
if they had been seeking to protect
"Can be depended upon" is an ex
pression we all like to hear, and when
it is used, in connection with Cham
berhiin's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy It metms that it never fails to
cure diarrhoea, dysentery or bowel
comp'smts. It is pleasant to take and
equally valuable for children and
adults. Bold by all druggists. (Adv.)
Have You an Old
or Water Bottle?
We Will Buy It.
We have just
received a brand
new line of wa
ter bottles and
inges. They ara
made of seam
less rubber and
from one to two
to quality. Start
Sept. '10, at 8
o'clock and con
night, SepC 10,
at 5.30, we will accept old and worn
out fountain syringes and rubber bot
tles as a partial payment on any of
these brand new ones.
These are all quality goods and will
be on display in our South Windows
throughout the sale..
Your old Fountain Syringe is worth
money. Bring it Id.
M. B. HENWOOD, R. Ph.
The Big Quality Store
Co-Operative Store Co.,