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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY. SKPTKMBEll 27, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
luff Men's Club Goes on Rec-
ord in Favcr of Purchasing
:ITY INSTITUTION IS FULL
V. Richards Emphasize Demand
for Increased Facilities to Care
for the Sick.
j The Bluff Men s club last evenng
tnanimously went on record in favor
pf tbe purchase of the Barnard trac.
i a site for the proposed Iiheran
fcospitaL A number of addresses deal
ing with the project from various an
gles were made. W. V. Richards cf
the City hospital board made the mo
t'en that 'he lub endorse the move
ment to secure the hospital for Moline,
tnd In support of the motion empha
sized the urgent need of additional
tospltal facilities which, undr exist
ing conditions, cannot be furnished by
the City hospital.
j HOSPITAL CROWDF.n.
i The taxing power of the city fcr this
purpose being Iiml'ed, it was neces
sary to secure the enactment of a law
by the legislature authorizing the city
Xp anticipate the taxes to the extent
qf ISO.OOO, in order to meet the most
urgent requirements. While the roof
Cf the hospital has been, raised two
sitorles. increasing the capacity of the
itietitution from 4 to 60 beds,, ye, that
doesn't nearly meet the demand upon
tlie institution, and many people are
oompelled to go to other cities in order i
to enjoy the benefits of hospital facili
ties in medical as well as
cases. The board is erect'ng a water1
tank cf 20.000 gallons capacity, and a I
new bollrr hoiie costing $15,000 must !
he erected. As the ruining expenses !
of the hospital are $1,500 a month, it
is manif-sly Impossible for th city
tr provide further extensions. tni tljp
alternative nccrsfarllv is the provision
of adriit'onal hospital facilities under
non-governmental auspices. And the
offer to establish this hospital under
the auspices and direction of the Lu
theran church should be hilled as a
happy solution of the probli-m of how
to provide adequate hospital facilities,
and it should enlist the cooperation of
every citizen possessed cf humane im
pulses. ItWF.V I IIKAIU).
The f'sture of 'he evening, besides
the supper, wrb an address by TU-v. R.
S. Haney on "Building a Man." in
which the 8ttsk"r. using the develop
nacnt of man's material habitation from
the primitive cave dwelling to the
modem home, iii'h Its comforts and
refinements, a a text, 'raced the fie
velopment of man's spiritual and eth
President Gripp announced that at
th next meeting the mayor and com
missioners would lio on the carpet, to
discuss questions of municipal adminis
tration and to answer questions which
ro'Eht be propounded by their masters,
the citizens asbembled at the meeting.
STOLEN GUNS SOLD
AT A BIG BARGAIN
Taul Heselschwerst, an 18yerold
Silvis youth, was held to the grand
jury this morning by Magistrate Gus
taffou. for the theft of a Reming'on
repeating rifle, and a Winchester gun.
the property of Ie Laughl'n, 1823'i
Third avenue. The guns, wbirh were
valued at $37.50, were sold at Frankle's
pawn shop for $. Fraukle affirms
that Paul, when he mj!J the loot, in
sisted that he wa. 21 years of age,
nr.d that the guns were his property.
Finger Split by Saw.
Elmer Wolfley. an employe of the
'Moline Tool works, was painfully in-
Assume This Debt
Owe your savings account
a certain amount every
week or month and pay it
just as you do your butcher
You will be pleased with
the growth of your savings.
The 4 interest which we
pay is a great help,
d 3rd Ave
jured yesterday when his hand cave
in contact with a circular saw. One
Soger vac split to the first knuckle.
However, the attending physician
sayg it. wil'. not be necessary to ampu
ta e the member.
YEGGS AT WORK
IN CLIFF STORE
Place of John Swank in Upper
End of County Burglarized
ONLY MONEY IS MISSING
About $90 Is Taken While Crooks Are
Too Wise to Tamper With U. S.
The general store of John Swank at
Carbon Cliff, in which the village post
office is located, was burglarized Fri
day night and a"bout $90 in good and
lawful currency, which Mr. Swank had
neglected to place in the safe before
closing The store for the night, was
taken from the cash drawer.
Apparently the burglars did not care
to encumber themselves with anything
more Incriminating than cash, for no
goods of value were missed when Mr.
Swank opened the store this morning i
and discovered that it had been sub
jected to nocturnal visitation.
pry orr.s imtR door.
Also the criminals were apparently
wise enough not to Incite the activity
of any but the local police authorities,
for no attempt was made to tamper
with any property or mail in the post-
office section of the place. The bur
glars effected their entrance by prying
open the rear door. Mr. Swank is in-
clined to the belief that an unidenti-
I;Pa " Hnoi.i xne siore
r rlaB "au Jauu ,u lue "ur
B,ar-V- but bp-'on1 th'8 the constabulary
have no cIue t0 work uPn and tbere
committed by the same gang of yeggs
who cleaned out Ramser's Silvis jewel
ry store on Thursday night.
COMES ON SUNDAY
Olympian Squad to Line Up for
First Game of Football
The first game of the season be
tween the Olympic and Blue Blazers
football teams will be played tomor
row afternoon at Browning field. The
whistle will start off the ball at 3
o'clock. The lineup of the Olympics,
as announced by the manager, is as
Right end Sies.
Fight tackle Ross or Chesem.
Right guard T. Johnson.
I.ef guard W. Swanson or Bylund
Ift tackle Kennedy or C. Swaa
Ijeft end Lundabl or Xiel.
Quarterback Hartzell or B. Peter
Rij-ht halfback Stow or Foster.
I.eft hz'f'oack Kue-hl or Rains.
Fullback F. Swanson.
ARE GROWING APACE
The savings deposits of the pupils
in the Moline public schools "his week
sggregaie $85.38 an increase of $r.SS
over the sum deposited last week with
the Moline Trust & Savings bank.
The Lincoln school th's week leads
with $27.10 compared with $20.73
urned in by the school last. week.
COMMERCIAL. SAVINGS AND TRUST DEPARTMENTS
SAFE. DEPOSIT VAULTS
H S CABLE. President.
H P HULL. Vice.Pres A J LIND5TR0M. Caster
P CRtENAWALT. Vice Pres. W G JOHNSTON Asst Cash
HOBO IS A FRIEND
OF THE OFFICERS
Red Ryan Entertained Unob-
trusively by the Moline
Only Appearance as Squealer
Started Vengeful Convict on
Trail of Peaceful Tramp.
The Moline police have been enter
taining a knight of the road, who for
the purposes of identification in this
connection is described as Red Ryan.
Red, unlike the average hobo, is al
ways sure of the glad hand at the
local police station, for Red is an un
usual specimen of the genus hobo.
When he therefore recently appeared
at the police station with his ears
filled with cinders and his face and
clothing begrimed as a result of a 200-
mile trip in a side door sleeper, he was
immediately given an opportunity to
cleanse himself, and to fortify him
sslf with a "square," such as he could
not have obtained by a several hours'
canvass of kitchen doors. And when
he hied himself to the freight yards
a few hours later to flip an outgoing
freight, he did not leave his forward
ing address, nor did the police inquire,
for they are willing that Red shall
exercise his pleasure in selecting his
route and time of departure.
TAl. AFTER HIM.
Only once has he been instrumental
in sending a hobo of the criminal type
"over the road" by appearing on the
witness stand against him. That fel
low, before he was put away behind
the stone walls, swore that he would
"get" Red. His term recently expired
and Red has a hunch that his enemy
is "after" him. Hence he is more wary
than ever in his movements and he
has no delusions as to the situation.
Like stray atoni3 in the universe the
two individuals are swinging back and
forth along the highways of hobodom.
Red has the friendship of the police
of many cities and can rely upon the
passive assistance of many of the
hobos, whose roving is not due to any
criminal activities. But his enemy can
rely upon the other section of the
tramp army who by instinct and prac
tice are enemies of law, and believe in
taking what they want by force or
cunning. These share with the ex
convict his hatred of the "squealer"
and will expedite his search for the
latter. Hence, notwithstanding Red's
desire to avoid a collision, the twain
will son-3 time "meet up" in some
hobo camp 6r railroad yard. Then it
! is likely that the coroner of the coun
ty in which is laid the scene of the
collision will be called upon to bold
an inquest upon the body of a hobo.
And it may be that of Red, and again
it may be that of his nemesis.
DID NOT INSPECT
FURNACE AT HOE
William Brown Finds Smoke
Pipe and the Chimney
William Brown, residing at 529
Twenty-second street, arose this morn
ing and sensed the nipping autumnal
air, and concluded that a bit of fire
in the furnace would be a great com
fort to the folks. Hence he carefully
planted the kindling wood, applied a
top dressing of coai, started the Wane
and returned to the living room to
await breakfast. But in a few mo
ments he realized that something was
wrong with the furnace for the house
was rapidly filling with smoke.
He rushed to the basement but was
driven back by the smoke. ' As it seem
ed apparent that the house was on fire
an alarm was turned in. When the
department had drowned out the lire
in the furnace and made an investiga
tion it wag found that the smoke pipe
between the furnace and the chimney
was disconnected and that the smoke
j had been discharging into the. base
ment instead of the chimney. Mr.
Brown had neglected the wise precau
tion of inspecting his heating plant
before starting his first fire.
li OBITUARY RECORD I!
After an illness of nine nsenlhi,
Jacob Hager, veteran sheet metal
worker, died this morning at 11:45 at
his home. 1514 Thirtieth street For
some years he conducted a shop at
Bit Fourteenth street. Deceased was
born in France September 13, 1848,
and at the age of eight came to this
country. He first lived in Wisconsin
and in 1S70 came to Moline to reside.
Nine children survive: Mrs. Nellie
Able, George, Miss Marie, Bert, Miss
Emma, Miss Ida, William, Jacob, Jr.
and Miss Hattie. Deceased was a
member of the German Lutheran
church of Rock Island.
BERT M. - E. t, KR.
Bert M. Weaver, a young farmer of
South Moline township, died at 12:30
at tne trwity sanitarium wnere
had ben a patient for the last three) of "Lady River" a Urn disguise
weeks. Paralysis was the caube. The j Lady Brooke.
young man was a son of Jacob M.
Weaver and was born May 26, 1SST, on
the farm which was always his home.
He had assisted in its operation for
several years. Besides his father he
is, survived by four brothers, Louis,
J. Edward, George, Clarence W. and
one sister. Mrs. Henry C. Quade. The
funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30
from the late home, two and a half
miles south of Moline. interment will
be in Bowlesburg cemetery'-
Chars Board and Fills Room of
Sleeping Women With Suffocating-
Mrs. Harry DeWolf, residing in the
Drary flat, upon completing some iron
ing with an electric iron, on Friday
afternoon, forgot to turn off the cur
rent before lying down in an adjoin
ing room for a nap. Presently the hot
iron burned through the pad covering
the board, and was slowly charring the
board when Mrs. S. C. Mace, who oc
cupies apartments across the hall, no
ticed the odor of smoke emanating
from the DeWolf domicile.
As 'she could not gain entrance, she
telephoned to Mr. DeWolf. Upon his
arrival the board was just beginning
to blaze. The fire was quickly extin
guished, and Mrs. DeWolf was taken
to the open air, and aroused from the
stupor into which she had passed, as
a result of inhaling the smoke which
had filled the room in which she was
FORTUNE GONE, SHE '
WRITES FOR MOVIES
fJT J 3 sSkj: -
Countess of Warwick.
London. Sept. 27. In a last attempt
to rebuild her shattered fortunes the
countess of Warwick is writing
"movie" plays. Now past 50, the count
ess has failed at lecturing for the
socialist cause and a writing books.
She believes she has a future in mov
She has finibhod one play, called
tha "Great Pearl Affair." which she
admits is highly sensational, hut she
hopes to produce seme of a far higher
1 character, using Warwick castle and
Easton lodge In Essex as settings. She
also intends to produce educational
idas in dramatic form.
The bri'.lian countess has had an
interesting career. A little more than
20 yesrs ago she was a member of
the smart 6et of the late King Edward,
then, of course, the prince of Wales.
Her wit and beauty had won for her
a high place in court life, when almost
in a day she entered into a shadow
from which she never emerged. Tha
crime she was accused of was Tattling,
and in royal circles that is au unfor
When King Edward VII. was the
prince of Wales he had a "set" that
was fast and furious. The countess
of Warwick belonged to that set and
it is said that she was the only woman
in England of whem the Princess Al
exandra was jealous.
In 1S91, when the duke of Portland
was about to entertain the prince at
his country place, Welbeck abbey, the
usual list of guests was submitted to
the prince. The same of Lady Brooke
was not in i:. The prince of Wales
asked the reason. The d'ike of Port
land answered that Lady Brooke would
not be received by bis wife.
Then things happened. The beauti
ful palace of Welbeck abbey was with
out the royal visitor, for instead of
goir there, the prince Instead accept
ca an invitation to Tranby Crof:, the
seat of a rich shipbuilder named Wil
son. And the beautiful Daisy Brook'
who was the countess of Warwick, was
invited also. But the death of the
stepfather of the countess prevented
A few days later a pamphlet 6lgned
"Lady River" appeared on the Lon
don streets. It told of an orgy at
Tranby Croft, of a baccarat game ia
' which the prince of Wales practically
1 tcck the place of the gamekeeper, and
in which more wine was drunk than
1 was necessary. Persons in London
4 " -
ne ; Deiievea they saw throueh 'he namai
Coroner Meyer Conducts In
quest Into Killing of Flag,
man John Lindgren.
NO NEW FACTS UNEARTHED
Employe Run Down by Ruffian While
in Performance of ft.;- Duty on
Coroner Meyers ar his office this
morning held an inquest to determine
the cause of death of John Lindgren,
the old flagman at the Fifteenth street
crossing, who died yesterday morning,
presumably because of injuries sus
tained on Aug. 26, when an unknown
man in a buggy ran him down, and
then also struck him with his whip be
cause of the old man's persistence in
the enforcement of the rules against
vehicle traffic on the sidewalk space.
beveral eye-witnesses of the affair
testified, a newsboy quoting Mr. Lind
gren as saying, when he scrambled to
his feet after being knocked down.
"That man tried to kill me." It was
also testified that the strarger, who
was described as heavy set, with a
round face and black mustache, and
driving a bay horse, sscmed very an
gry, and started to get out of the
buggy, as if to follow up the attack,
but collected himself and drove away.
Drs. Dunn and Ringnell testified that
Lindgren's leg was badly bruised, le
sultiug in blood poisoning, which was
the immediate cause of death.
The jury's verdict was tha. Lindgren
came to his death "by a wound receiv
ed by being struck by a buggy driven
by a man unknown to the jury while
on duty as flagman at the Fifteenth
street crossing of the Rock Island
This ends the coroner's duty in the
premises, in view of the fact that the
identity of the culprit is unknown.
However, should his identity be dis
covered, he will be liable to criminal
proceedings on the part of the stae,
or a suit for damages by relatives, or
NURSING CORPS WAS
The Moline city hospital authorities
! are breathing deep sighs of relief, be
I cause of the recruiting of the nursing
corps to its customary strength. It
appears that five of the nurses have
been sick with typhoid fever recently
and this depletion in the ranks has
naturally imposed heavy burden upon
I those remaining on duty. However, the
last of the patients left her bed this
morning and in a few days the entire
corps will again be on duty.
MORE FARMS GO
TO MIDDLE WEST
Residents of Illinois and Sur
rounding States Continue to
Glasgow, Mont., Sept. 27. Although
the drawing for government claims in
the Fort Peck Indian reservation end-
1 ed Thunsday, names of winners con
tinue to be discovered from the elev-
enth hour" lists.
Twenty -seven more Chicagoans it
has been found have drawn claims.
More than that number in the state,
outside of Chicago, have drawn farms.
Many other winners are from sur-
Residents of Illinois, not Chicagoans,
who drew claims are the following:
L. Ij. Allison, Macomb.
A. S. Boothby, Savanna.
Fred A. Bristol, Desplaines.
E. G. Day, Swan Creek.
George P. Jeffray, Belleville.
F. E. Wilhelms, Redbnd.
Roy L. Shifflet, Hayworttu
E. H. Cooper, Stewart.
John B. Anderson, Tiskilwa.
L. J. Hazard, Erie.
James A. Cordial, Seneca.
A. H. Morehead, Tuscola.
William. J. Schmltt, Marseilles.
Walter E. Brown, Paris.
William H. Suite, Henderson.
A. J. Hoder. Bloomington.
Ieon Walker, Elgin.
Herman H. Brittman, Bensonville.
Fred Green, Amboy.
G. C. Watkins, Mount Auburn.
Ada Lindsey, Paris.
Eleanor Lewis, Beardstown.
Ralph C. Smith, Galesburg.
George A. Held, Freeport.
M. D. Jordan, Peoria.
W. A. Hitchcock, Lewlston.
Walter C. Daugherty, Camargo.
H. R. Kechum, Bradford.
James Garrett, Areola.
Charles Headley. Ellery.
L. Gay, Quincy.
O'Ccnner Is Indicted.
Joleit, 111., Sept. 27. Twenty idict
ments were returned today against J.
C. O'Conner, improsoned real estate
broker, by the grand jury, on a charge
of forgery, embezzlement and opera
tion of a confidence game. His al
leged victims number 26. Alleged
forged Lotes amount to $33,000.
for AH the ncwa
all the time The
Is the Sure Way
to Get Ahead
in the World
Men with moderate incomes can spare a few dollars
each month and in a few years have a snug sum of
Accounts ma- be started with one dollar or more and
draw 4 interest.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
K. E. CASTEEL, President. M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres. H. B. Simmon, Cash.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.
HAS NEEDED CASH
Administration Finds Money to
Tide It Over Until April 1,
When Taxes Are Due.
Springfield, III., Sept. 27. The state
of Illinois, no longer is "broke." Its
"ncse is on the grindstone" to quote
a state official but there is Dlentv of
money in real cash to take care of all
current, running expenses of the gen
eral government, the charitable, penal,
and reformatory institutions, and the
state normal schools.
Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, will find
in the state treasury an actual cash
balance to the credit of the general
fund of not less than $1,500,000 and
probably several hundred tho-isand
dollars more, dependent upon the num
ber of warrants outstanding which
are presented for payment. Added to
this, on April 1, when the cash paid
in for jetate tarces becomes available,
it is estimated there will be $3,925,000
m the treasury.
This sum will pay all of the sal
aries of all state officers and employes,
together with postage and traveling
expenses; all of the upkeep of the 19
charitable institutions, the four penal
and reformatory institutions, and the
five normal schools, and all of the
food and medicines needed for thei
unfortunate wards of the state for
Admittedly there will be no "velvet"
for paying bil'-n listed in the extraor
dinary appropriations of the Forty
eighth general assembly, and there
are to be no warrants issued for new
buildings or repairs unless absolutely
needed between now and April 1.
The University of Illinois is a sep
arate entity in the figurea quoted he
cause of its 1 mill tax. The univer
sity will have a cash balance on hand
on Oc. 1 of approximately $1,625,000.
The roads fund, secured from the
automobile tax, will balance at $625.
000. In the separate school fund now
being distributed there will be a re
maining total cf more than $600,000.
The optimism which prevailed in
the capital yesterday over tne rinan-
' cia- 6ituation came from this tabula
'.ion of figures, made by responsible
officials, who furnished this estimate
of receipts for the period between
(Rear of 1121 Fourth avenue)
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We do the best of work and our prices are most rea
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( Telephone Rock Island 2803.
H. E. SCHREINER, Prop. F. TOMLINSON, M-rr.
Oct. 1, 1913. and April 1. 1914, and the
further estimate of amounts which
can and will be had during the same
term of months:
Estimated balance in state
treasury, Oct. 1 $1,500,000
Estimated receipts Oct. 1 to April:
From Cook county taxes. . . 900,000
From Illinois Central railway 600,000
From fees from state depart
From collections from char
itable institutions 175,000
From fish and hunters li
From insurance taxes 100,000
From miscellaneous sources 100,000
Estimated payments fcr the same
seven months from above:
Pay of state employes, in
cluding penal institutions
and ncrmal schools $ 925,000
Pay of employes state charit
able institutions 870,000
Pay of salaries of officers of
state government 688,000
Fuel for all state institutions 210,000
Food and medicines for nine
teen charitable institutions 5S5.000
Food and medicine for four
penal Institutions 123,000
Postage and traveling ex
penses state departments. 320,000
The radical change in the situation
from that prognosticated by the bear
ish forecasts when the $26,000,000 leg
islature adjourned in June is charge
able directly to readjustment of the
figures cn the state house books.
An apparent deficit of $3,000,000 In
the working balance in the state
treasury has been converted into a
cash balance of $1,500,000. This is
explained through the lapsing of many
of the unexpended appropriations of
the Forty-seventh general assembly,
which could not be paid after July 1,
1913, when the new fiscal year began.
The complexities of the book fig
ures, combined with the policy of the
state administration, have combined
in an apparent saving of the quarter
of approximately $2,000,000 and a
balance sheet which looks good.
The effect of the change in affairs
from the condition reported in June
upon the tax for next year Is yet to
London Death duties amounting to
$1,050,000. will be paid to the chancel
lor of the exchequer by the British
estate of Anthony N. Brady of Albany,