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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, SEFTEIBKR 17, 1913.
BALL GAMES ARE
Property Holders, Who Fought
Park Purchase, Will Take
No Further Action.
HALF MILLION IS
400. Addresses were made by various
officials. The trip was made in a spe
cial car, among the local people at
tending being Dr. W. D. Snively of
Rock Island, Dr. O. P. Sala, Jr., and
Dr. G. E. Decker of Davenport, and
Dr. E. Sargent of Moline.
NEW MEMBER CIVIL '
SUM EXPENDED BY
Remarkable Record Established
Since Creation of Office of
NO FEAR OF INJUNCTION
Residents Acquiesce to Will of People
but Demand Protection for
In the event of Rock Island having
8 league ball club next summer, a
thing which Is decidedly likely, there
will be nothing to fear from the prop
erty holders residing near Island City
park, who before the election threat
ened to get out an injunction against
the club, should the park proposition
carry. These people, who were dis
posed to oppose the ball park proposi
tion, have now withdrawn their ob
jections, according to Christian
Schmid, who was the prime mover in
the pre-election fight. In conversa
tion with a representative of The Ar
gus this morning Mr. Schmid said:
"We property holders who live close
to Island City park fought the pur
chase proposition, but inasmuch as
the majority of Rock Island's citizens
voted in favor of the matter, we have
decided that the majority shall rule.
We have therefore ceased to object.
We do not want the city to lose money j
on ine parK on our account and nave
decided to make the best of the situa
tion. ASK PHOTT-JiTlOV.
"All that we ask is that the city I
provide proper police protection fori
our property, when ball games are
played at the park. We want a patrol
man stationed at Eighteenth avenue
to kerp pi-ople. and enpprially boys, '
on the sidewalks and to prevent them !
from running upon our lawns and
over our property. We objected to
these depredations and to trespassing
of this nature when there was a ball
club before, but no attention was given
to our complaints and protests. That
was one reason for our opposition to
the continuation of baseball at Island
City park. If the city will see to it
that our rights are protected, the pub
lic will hear nothing more from us."
M A VOK M T
Mr. Schmid's proposition is eminent)
ly a fair one and worthy not only of
consideration but of the heartiest co
operation as well. The people who re
side near Island City park have in
vested their money in lots and have
built homes there. They have gone
to considerable expenditure in the mat
ter of laying sidewalks and in making
othnr improvements, and Tiie Arpus
if els that their demands should be sus
tained. Mayor H. M. Schriver stated
this morning that the demands of
prcperty holders, as to police protec
tion, would be met.
For Nervous Persons
Can often be achieved by a simple chancre of food and
Much nervousness is caused by coffee drinking emi
nent medical a uthorities having demonstrated that the
coffee drug, caffeine, is a definite nerve poison to many
Coffee ha3 no food value whatever and Is a deceitful
friend. Under its use the nerve3 first become irritated;
then so sensitive and "on edge" that a slight variation
from general health often appears most serious to it3
However, Nature responds quickly to common-sense
treatment and right living frequently does more than
medicine. So, if you value peace an?, comfort, try this
Stop coffee entirely and have hot, well-made -
This pure food-drink made from prime wheat has a
Java-like flavor and a fine dark brown color which
changes to rich golden brown when cream is added.
It contains the genuine nourishing elements of the
grain, but is absolutely free from the coffee drug, or any
other harmful ingredient.
Postum comes in two forms.
Regular Postum must be well boiled.
Instant Postum is a soluble powder. ' A spoonful dis
solves quickly in a cup of hot water and, with cream and
sugar, makes a very palatable beverage instantly.
Thousands have been wonderfully benefited by using
Postum instead of coffee
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Hermon W. Craven.
Harmon W. Craven, who was recent
ly appointed by President Wilson as
a member cf the United Staes civil
service commission, oomes from Se
attle. Wash. He was born in Lancas
ter, Ind., in ISO, was educated at the
State University of Iowa and has been
a resident of Seattle Eince 1S90, where
he was a member of the board of edu
cation and assistant prosecuting at
torney cf Kine county. He is the re
publican member of the commission.
APPEAL CASE TO
A HIGHER COURT
Motion for New Trial in Action
of Nelson vs. Swanson by
Argumpnt3 were heard this morning
by Acting County Judge B. S. Bell for
a new trial in the case of Henry Nel
son vs. J. A. Swanson, in which a
jury recently awarded Nelson $113 and
the full amount of his claim for ex
cavation work on a cellar.
Judge Bell overruled the motion
and the defendant prayed an appeal
to the appellate court of the second
district, same bring allowed on the
filling of 5300 bonds in 30 days and
bill of exceptions in 60 days'. P. R.
Ingelson appeared for Mr. Nelson and
G. W. Wood for the defendant.
Rock Island Southern.
Special service for the Aledo fair.
Trains leave Fourth avenue and First
street at 7. 11 and 12 o'clock. Special
accommodations for the crowd. Trains
leave Aledo at C and S p. in. (Adv.)
MONEY GOES FOR HOUSES
Only Four Projects In Which Esti
mated Cost Exceeds $10,000
Fine Showing Made.
In less than four months, the big
sum of about $500,000 has been spent
In this city for building operations.
Superintendent of Buildings J. H.
Stapp, today announced that since the
creation of his office May 26, a total of
249 permits have been issued, involv
ing an expenditure of approximately
half a million dol".ar6.
The striking thing about the state
ment is that the big part of the money
has gone for the erection of homes.
There have been but four projects in
which the cost exceeded $10,000. The
exceptions were the street car barns,
$61,000; Central Union telephone
building, $40,000; Sala apartments,
$36,000, and the Henry Schwecke
building. Fourth avenue and Twenty
first street, $18,000. The rest ha
gone into the building of homes for
which there is still a great demand.
Of course the gum noted does not
take into account a'l the building
which has been done since the first
of the year. City supervision was
necessarily loEt on structures started
before the new office of building in- I
spector was established. Then too,
minor changes on houses outside of
the fire district can be done without
report to the superintendent, although
under the crdinances, all repairs with
in the fire limits must be approved
The cost, cf heating apparatus is
counted in the figures quoted. Mr.
Sapp also issues electrical permits
but thie is not included in the aggre
gate. THE ORDINANCE.
The ordinance creating the office of
superintendent cf buildings provides:
"Any person desiring to do any build
ing or repairing other than such as
expressly allowed without a permit,
shall make written application to the
Superintendent of Buildings, accom
panied by the plans and specifica
tions setting forth:
First Location of proposed work.
Second General dimensions, num
ber and height of stories.
Third Dimensions of joists and
timbers and distance apart.
Fourth Dimensions of supporting
Fifth For what purpose the build
ing is. designed to be used.
SixO The estimated cost.
Thofces charged are, for structures
costing up to $1,000, $1; costing from
$1,000 to $2,000, $2; fcr each addition
al $1,000 or part thereof, $1.
An excellent record has been es
tablished since the creation of the of
fice of Superintendent of Buildings.
While? not, many big projects in the
business districts have been attempt
ed, there has been a steady increase
in the number of houses erected.
Through the city supervision
building operations, safety has been,
promoted and the work has been put
on a -systematic basis.
BETHANY TAG DAY
IS SEUOR OCT. 4
Mrs. J. W. Crandall and Mrs.
Cooper Chairmen of Annual
Affair for Charity.
Tag day for the benefit of Bethany
home has been ret by Bethany board
as Saturday, Oct. 4, to continue from
early morning till late at night. Mrs.
J. W. Crandall has been appcin'ed
chairman in charge of arrangements
for that day for Rock Island and Mrs.
H. W. Cooper of Moline will have
charge in that city. Bethany home
depends to a considerable extent upon
tne results of tag day for the carry
ing on of the work and the board re
alizes that by 'his means a greater
amount of money is collected with less
expense to the workers and those who
contribute than in any other way. Tag
day was originated in the two cities
for the benefit of the home, and other
organizations have taken up the idea,
and some feel that it has been abused.
However, only small contributions are
asked, and as a greater number of
people are reached, the money thus
given is never missed and the aggre
gate goes a long way in the carrying
on of the work.
The chairman has asked that work
ers volunteer their services in solicit
ing on the streets of Oct. 4. Those
who are willing to assist Ehould notify
either Mrs. Crandall or Mrs. Cooper
that they majr arrange matters fcr
MEDICAL EXAMINERS ARE
BACK FROM ST. LOUIS MEET
A number cf tri-city physicians re
turned thfs morning from St. Louis,
where a meeting of the medical ex
aminers of the Metropolitan Life In
surance company of New York was
held yesterday. Physicians, superin
tendents and officers all attended the
sessions. Yesterday noon an elabor
ate banquet was held at the Planters'
hotel, at which coven were laid for
MRS.' JOHN HEALY.
After two years' illness, Mrs. John
Healy passed away at 2:30 this morn
ing at her home. 1415 Fifth avenue.
Death was due to cancer. Deceased
was born in Rock Island June 28, 1869
and spent her entire life in this city.
Her maiden name was Miss Alice Mohl
She was united in marriage October
14, 1899 to John Healy, who with
two children, Florence and John, sur
vive. Three brothers, John and
George of Rock Island and Charles of
Coal Valley are also living.
Funeral services will be held Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Joseph's
church. Dean J. J. Quinn will offici
ate. Interment will be made in Cal
August Dhuyvetter, a Belgian farm
er, residing seven miles southeast of
Milan, died this morning at 3 o'clock.
He was born June 18, 1836, and came
to this country about 19 years ago.
Besides his wife, he leaves two
sons, James and John, and a sister,
Mrs. H. Bernard, Burlington, Col.
Funeral services will be held Friday
v:t bt. josepn s church. Interment
will be made in Calvary cemetery.
FrNERAL OF MRS. SMITH.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Smith was;
held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
home of her son, J. G. Smith, 310 Sec
ond street. Interment was made in
Riverside cemetery, Moline.
FUNF1RAL OF MR. WELSH.
Funeral services over the remains of
Morris Welsh, Jr., will be held tomor
row morning at 9 o'clock at the Sacred
Heart church. Rev. J. F. Lockney will
officiate. Burial will be made in Cal
NEGRO HELD ON
Alleged to Have Attempted to
Bribe a Witness Case 13
Continued 10 Days.
Charged with attempting to bribe
a witness, Frank Welcome (colored)
was this morning arraigned in police
court and his case continued until
Sept. 26. According to the police,
he will probably be dealt with by
the grand jury.
Some time ago Verian Brown
(colored) was arrested for robbing a
local saloon man, Henry Fleugel, who
conducts an establishment at Twenty
first street and Third avenue. Wel
come is alleged to have approached
Fleugel and to have sought to prevent
his testifying against the colored
woman, by offering him certain in
ducements. NEGRO BOY TAKES
PEARS; IS JAILED
Breaks Into Peddler's Shed
Making Way With Bushel of
Fruit Valued at $2.
A lit'le 14 year-oM colored boy,
Horace Wilson, faced the judge in po
lice court this morning, charged with
stealing a bushel of pears from a ped
dler. The theft was reported by a
white boy, who saw a number of lads,
boti white and colored, rushing down
an alley with the stolen fruit last
Monday night. After seeing the
youthful mauraders attack the luc
ious fruit, the white boy ran and told
his mother, who in turn, notified the
peddler, Louis Bernstein, 81u Elev
enth avenue. Wilson was the only
one who was captured, and inasmuch
as he was but a short time ago ar
raigned on the charge of stealing a
bicycle, the authorities expect to have
him committed to some state institu
tion. He is now on probation.
, Burnstein placed his wares in a
shed at the rear of his premises after
returning from his day's rounds, 'fcnd
the boys broke into the place and
fctole the pears, valued at $2. Wilson's
case was continued for 10 days, his
bond being fixed at $500.
Today is Mayor Schriver's birthday.
He refuses to divulge what milestone
In the journey of life he has just
passed but blushed like a 16 year old
girl this morning when asked if he had
anything to give out touching the im
portant occasion: "I have nothing to
give out," said his honor, "It's my
birthday. Somebody had better give
Sept, 16, 17, 18
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Roads, Crops and Dairying to
Be Discussed at Milan by
The Illinois farmers' institute has
assigned speakers for the various
county institutes to be held over the
state during the coming winter. At
the Rock Island county institute, to
be held at Milan Feb. 4 and 5. W. B.
Mills will discuss "Crops" A. N. John
son, "Roads," and Charles Fosii, "DaK
At the Henry county institute at
Kewanee Jan. 13, 14, and 15, C. D.
Smith will talk on "Crops." Anna B.
Colegrove will discuss "Household
At the Mercer county institute at
Aledo, Dec. 8-12, Anna B. Colegrove
will discuss "Household Science" and
A. W. Johnson "Roads."
Hearing on naturalisation matters
were concluded in circuit court today.
Tomorrow arguments on the motions
to quash the Bruner indictments will
be heard by Judge R. W. Olmsted.
Chancery matters will then be taken
For striking a 10-year-old white boy,
J. I.undt. Charles Rose, a grown col
ored man was this morning fined $50
and costs,- the charge being assault
and battery. Rose attacked the boy
Thomas Jones, colored, was arrest
ed by Officer Gruby yesterday and
this morning given a 40-day sentence
as a vagrant. The man was held in
Davenport for some time on a robbery
charge. Yesterday he walked down
the street talking and muttering to
himself. His queer actions attracted
Gruby's attention and the arrest fol
lowed. Ed Jefferson, M. Gordon and W.
Wiggins were fined $2 and costs each
James Furlong paid $3 and costs
on a disorderly conduct charge.
RETURN YOUNG GIRL
TO HER HOME TODAY
Margaret Douglass, the young girl
from Springfield, who was arrested
yesterday in Moline by the sheriff's
force, was taken back home this morn
ing by a deputy from the capital. It
is alleged she is a delinquent, and
that she ran away from home and
had been at 1550 Twenty-fifth street,
Moline, for some time.
Poincare Sees Sham Battle.
Castel, Sarrasin, France, Sept 17.
A pitchod battle in which 120,000
men clashed along a front extending
20 miles was fought here today in
the presence of President Poincare.
It was the closing feature of the
Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koons Lawton, Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detcuon's Relief. tr
Rheumatism has given my wild vm
derful benefit for rheumatism. She
could not lift hand or foot; had to
be lifted for two months.' She began
the use of the remedy and improved
rapidly. On Monday she could not
move and on Wednesday she got up,
dressed herself and walked out for
breakfast" Sold by Otto Grotjan.
1501 Second avenue. Rock Island;
Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 West Sec
ond street Davenport (Adv.)
Yeur complexion as wet as your
temper is rendered miserable by a disorder-id
liver.- By taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver TaMets you
can improve both. Sold by all drug
rrnurst linnnr of gour prrsenre
(Dpntuuj of tlirir 5frui Slorr
lfil5-ir &mmb Aimutr
Snrk Jfilsnii, 3Uutoia
23tttrtmt Smtircli elrirtmt
INSTINCT AND INTELLECT.
The Broad Difference Between the Acts
of the Two Powers.
For many years it has been the cus
tom to think of instinct and intelli
gence as set over against each other.
The former represents the inherited re
actions of the animal; the latter signi
fies those acts which the animal learns
in the course of its individual life and
its power to learn in this fashion.
Instinctive acts are "perfect the very
first time," while intelligent acts are
slowly acquired. In so far as an ani
mal is dependent on Ks instincts, it is
the victim of its ancestry and of its
immediate environment. In so far as
it is Intelligent, it enn adapt its en
vironment to itself, can rise above its
immediate surroundings and act in the
light of a distant end to be accom
plished. Instinct is blind as to the outcome
of its action. Intelligence foresees and
modifies its behavior in the light of its
foresight The supreme example of in
stinct bus been the wasp going through
nn elaborate course of action to pro
vide food for its yet linhatched off
spring, seeking out n particular species
of caterpillar, stinging every segmeut
Just enough to stun the nnlmal, but not
kill it, and then depositing the worm
at the bottom of its newly made nest
where it has laid its egg. covering up
the cell and then leaving, never to see
the larvae nor to live to do the same
net another season. The supremely in
telligent animal Is man. possessing tuo
earth by the genius of his intellect
M. E. iiaggerty in Atlantic Monthly.
Wrestling Match a Frenchman
With One Little Verb.
He was a hard working and intelli
gent Frenchman, but the verbs still
"Ah, yes, m'sieur, I saw Mrs. Brown
the other day," he snid to an English
friend, "and she telled I mean, told
me that her school was soon to break
"Break up, surely?"
"Ah, yes, break up! Your verbs do
trouble me so yet! Break up that
"Why was she going to let her school
break up so early?''
"Because influenza had broken down
"Broken out It is a bit puzzling,
"Broken out ah, yes! And she' is
going to leave the house in charge of
a caretaker, as she fears it might be
broken How do I say that, please?"
"Broken into, I expect."
"That is it. Broken Into by the
"Is ber son married yet?"
"No; the engagement is broken In."
"Broken off. Oh, I hadn't heard of
that! Is she worried about it?"
"He only broke up the news to ber
last week. Is that right?"
"No: you should say Just 'broke'
"Ah, veil; I think I am nearly broke
myself by those verbs of yours!"
And he went sadly on bis way.
Food and It Flavor.
Tn a plea for better food In America
really pure food, better cooked the
Journal of the American Medical Asso
ciation calls on doctors and nurses to
make the subject "of serious national
import". .."We cook, food for at least
$5.00 AND UPWARD.
We accept for security your Piano .
or Furniture, but it remains in your
possession. Nobody knows but you.
and us. .
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UK Urn 1 n . .n vhfaAlA., itfiitiJl, ,t
U FIDELITY LOAN
3 403 Best Bldg. Phone R. I. 614
ronr reasons," says the 'Journal, "to
sterilize it. to make it nutritious, to
render it more easily digestible and to
improve or vary its flavor. The lost
of these is at least as Important as aiy
of the others. When the gustatory
nerves tingle in response to the stim
ulus of some rare condiment or aro
ma the saliva flows in Joyous excite
ment and the digestive Juices", by
whose benign Influences food is trans
formed into nourishment, respond In
salutary and fullest measure. The sln
ple and pleasant way to bring this
about is to pay proper attention to the
flavor of food."
Meeting of Tri-Clty Wlrele club
Central Illinois Methodist confer,
ence at Galesburg. - 1
Mercer county fair at Aledo.
Circuit court in session. - ' -
Conference at high school building
under the auspices cf the Rock Island
committee on school hygiene and sani
Circuit court in session.
Mercer county fair at Aledo.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 98.
Attend the big dances given at
K. of C. hall every Friday night
Attend the big dances given at
K. of C. hall every Friday night. '
Attend the big dances given at
K. of C. hall every Friday night
Six per ceat farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberta, People's Nations', bank
The 1st of August we
start our Watch Club; 25
members is all that will be'
accepted in this club, lie
a day buys a fine adjusted
watch, 16 2ize, in gold
filled case. . . . ,
and get our
Only 25 members accepted
Opposite Harper House.
ROCK ISLAND i