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THE ROCK ISLAId) ARGUS. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1013.
BY SCHOOL BOARD
Prominent Rock Island Citizens
Will Study Methods Used in
DOCTOR TELLS OF WORK
Special Meeting of Directors Held at i
Request of Visiting Nurse
As a result of the special meeting
held by the members of the board of
education In the high school last even
ing, a committee consisting of prom
inent Rock Island people was appoint
ed to investigate the work of child
hygiene In schools in other citi?s, and
ttt a monttrff ha tiAlrl lotcf anhmlt I
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a plan to the board for further cons:d-'
The members f the committee are:
Mrr. C. O. Woodruff of the Visiting i
Nurse association; Mrs. C. E. Sharpej
of the Rock Island Woman's club; Dr. j
W. D. Snively of the Rock Island
County Medical society; Dr. H. G. j
Trent oi th? Rock Island Drntal so-,
clcty ; A. D. S perry of the beard of
tducat'en, and Mayor H. M. Schriver.
Besides, the members of th board
there were present at th meeting
members of the Rock Is'and Visiting
Nurse amorlatlori, Rock Island County j
Medical a?scciation, and the Rock Is-; Muscatine, la., Oct. 7. Mrs. Jane
land County Dental association , M, a resident oI ,ninoU for nearly
The meeting had been called at thei
roqumi of the Rock Island Visiting ! 84 'ears. Passei aw ay Sunday coming
Nurse assoriation to discuss with the j at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pet
board a plan to establish in public , er Muartath, Front and Mulberry ave
FrhooSs of this city, work for the bet-: UUPi after an nlness of some length
trrment of conditions alTecting child j causP(i i-,y 0ij ase. Mrs. Mills was born
hygiene. j in Fulton county, III., on Christmas
Mrs. C. E. Sharpe. rei-rr-scntlng the . day lssl an(1 until a few yearg ago
Wcman's club, stated that arra-n-e-1 naJj reFidod there constantly. The de
rm nts should be made for a visiting . cpasp(j was tne relict of the late Hope
nurse to visit the schools and cooper-! Mills, one of the pioneers of Mercer
ute with the teachers for th benefit of I and Drurv counties and was well
the health of the children.
Ilt. l.ITTHi TALK.
Dr. U W. Littig of Davenport ex
r'ained how the work of child hygiene
was being conducted in the schools of
that city under his direction. He is;
rprcial teacher of hygiene and give3j
health talks to both teachers and pu-
pils. He looks after the ventilation, j
m'Uiods of sweeping and dusting used j
in the school, and the lich'ing of the 1
rooms. He also inspec ts the seats, j
Other conditions hich affect the !
w elfare of the pupiis are at-j
tended to bv him. and at frequent in-i
tervals he makfs a general inspec -
tion with refrenr to the state of
health of the children. Blanks prcvid-
I'd for the reports to teachers and
members ef the board with rcferenc?
to any condition needing att-r.tion are
made cut by him. On basis of these
reports the teachers report to parents
such conditions which require the at
tent'on cf the family physician or spe
cialist. Dr. Lltt'g has been engagrd in this
work for th past three years and at
the meeting last evening demonstrated
n general inspection of children as he
attends them. He used his R-year-old
ron In conducting the examination.
Miss Crane, a visiting nurse, who
works in cooperation with Dr. Littig in
Hats and Caps
the Davenport schools, gave a short
talk on her work.
Dr. W. D. Snively spoke of the work
being done in Davenport and com
mended the manner in which the;
health of the children was being at
tended to now in the schools. Dr. H.
G. Trent spoke of a visit made by Dr.
Buckley cf Chicago, some two years
ago. In which he told of the importance
cf the dental inspection and the cor
rection as affecting the work of the
children in the schools.
Dr. G. G. Craig, commissioner of
heaUh of this city, spoke cf the gd
accomplished by the teachers now, i j
reporting to the parents any illness
she detects on the pupils and of the
good to the children resulting from the
inspection by the teachers of the teeth,
eyes and ears.
Remarks were also made by Dr. Ro
chow. Dr. R. M. Pearce, and A. o. An-
derson and H. H. Cieaveland, the lat
ter two members of the board of edu
cation. Previous to the appointment
of the committee a -geaeral discussion
was held in regard to the child hygiene
question. Exactly w hat the board will
do in the matter when it comes up for
consideration following the report 0f 1
the committee, is not known, but it is
presumed that the members will give
it deep consideration before accepting I
JANE MILLS DEAD ,
IN HER 84TH YEAR
Resident of Illinois
Passes at Home of Daugh
ter in Muscatine.
The funeral was held this morning
from the Muartath residence at 10
o clock and interment tooK place in cotton flannel, calico, muslin and darn
the Mills cemetery at Wrayville, 111., ling cotton; J. T. Shields, barrel ap
The deceased was the mother of 14
children, the following surviving her:
Hope Mills, of Marengo; Amos Mills,
of Davenport and Charles and Peter
Mills, of Muscatine; Mrs. Lydia Wray,
of Havelock. Neb., who was at her
mother's bedside at time of death;
Mrs. Mary Hunter, of Howard. Kas.,
and Mrs. Matilda Muartath, of Musca-
: tine, with whom the deceased had
, made her Home ror tne past tour years
j Her husband preceded her in death
some seven years ago.
Attention Allouez Council No
K. or C.
The next regular meeting of the
Knights of Columbus will bo held
Tuesday. Oct. 7. at 8 o'clock. Officers
will be elected. (Adv.)
Dr. S. B. Hall has moved his office
to Robinson building, 20S Eighteenth
Dr. F. II. First has moved his office
to Robinson building, 20S Eighteenth
j street. (Adv.)
The complete Fall and Winter stocks are now in the
Cises of our daylight department for dressing the little
men and we ask that every mother of boys in the tri-cities
avail herself of our invitation to visit and inspect.
From the Suit or Overcoat, down to the stockings and
underwear, no item has been omitted which would tend
to make our juvenile department complete.
A specialty with us is a generous assortment of styles in
the splendid "Duplex" Suits, made with two pair of
42 CHILDREN ARE
amber Reported to Board at
Receive Tag Day Funds.
Bethany home board met at the Man-
ufacturers hotel. Moline, last night for
jtheregular monthly meeting. There was!
a good attendance of board members,
and the reports for the past month
showed a gratifying amount of good
work done. Twenty-five boys and 17
girls were taken care of; the average
age of all being about seven years.
Seven of these are county charges;
there were no cases. of sickness, and
a home was found for one girl.
There was a remarkable coinci
dence in tag day results, each of the
two cities reporting about $780 col
lected, to which enough will be added
so that each may report $S00 as the
ye c'.I seem to be well satisfied, saying
they had feared it would be less. A
vote of thanks was given in behalf of
the tag day committees and workers,
acJ to the People's Power company
and Harper house for the use of their
room, and to the newspapers for their
The secretary reported the receipt;
of tulip and narcissus bulbs for the
home, sent by Congressman Clyde H.
Tavenner; a receipted bill from Fisk
&. Loosley for goods sold the home,
and the matron. Mrs. Littig reported
the following donations for September,
end as the August donations were not
furnished to the newspapers, they, too,
are here added .s follows:
Moline Dispatch, for advertising, 80
cents; Mrs. W. H. Marshall, apples;
Mrs. Chamberlain, children's toys;
Mrs. T. M. Murphy, boys' clothes; Mrs.
Pierce, Nineteenth street. Rock Is
land, grapes; Mrs. Couder, fruit; Mrs.
Clement, $1 for children; Mrs. John
son, Long View, plums; Mrs. Bach
man, apples; Mrs. F. H. Vierich, fruit;
a friend, grapes and apples; Mrs.
Herman Hanson, clothes; Mrs. Al
drich, carpet; Ladies Auxiliary. Rock
Island Humane society, aprons; Mr.
and Mrs. Trefz. box cookies; Mrs. A.
T. Rohweder, canned fruit and pickles;
Mrs. B. Barth, clothes; Bethany Home
Sewing society, cotton, buttons, thread,
ples; Mrs. Hawkins, clothes.
The August donations were: Mrs.
Milkay, girl's hat; Mrs. A. C. Hanson,
$1; a friend, one bushel eating ap
ples; Mrs. W. M. Driggs, Jr., apples;
Mrs. Haueraws, cucumbers; J. T.
Shields, three bushels apples; Mrs. F.
Custer, baby cab; Bethany Home Sew
ing society, napkins and sewing ma
terials; Mrs. Driggs, Jr., apples; Miss
: Bachroan, apples; J. T. Shields, fruit;
Mrs. J. H. Hauberg. swing; Cornelius
Graham, six bushels apples; United
Commercial Travelers association of
Rock Island, sandwiches, buns and
cheese; Little Ladies' Sewing society
of East Moline, quilt; Mrs. Colster,
Thirty-fifth street, pair boys' shoes;
Oakleaf, bananas and minced
Mrs. Henderson, scales; two dol -
lara from iinbnna-n frionHc tn nnrrhada
RhneR and hoso for nn. hm-
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II AT HIGH RmnOT. II
The lowly scrubs have a
scheduled as a curtain raiser for the
Macomb Normal game, to be played
A Full Line
1 at Rock Island on Oct 18. The sec-
jonds hare a good aggregation and ex
pect to clean the Augustana freshies.
Thomas B. Myers and John W. Cas
to, professors at the local high school,
have composed a new school song, the
former having written the words and
the latter the notes. The name of the
is now at press, and will be Issued
in a short time. Miss Marion Blakes
lee arranged a cover design.
PIGEONS TO FLY
IN CONTEST HERE
Hold in Conjunction With Poul
try Show .to Be Given
A carrier pigeon fly is to be con
ducted by the Mississippi Valley Fan
ciers' association in connection with
the annual show to be given by them
in the garage of Trevor and Snider, at
2016 Third avenue, Thanksgiving
day week, Nov. 24-30.
The exact distance of the fly will
will not be determined until the week
of the show as the weather conditions
will tear directly upon the length the
birds will be compelled to travel. The
time of the fly has not been decidod
upon as yet but will likely be held on
Thanksgiving day, as many of the
members of the association seem to
favor that date.
This event will be a new departure
for the show and will likely attract
considerable attention, owing to the
novelty it will present. The affair is
to be conducted under the rules of th
Nr.tional Carrier Pigeon Flyers' asso
ciation. Further particulars of the
flying exhibition will be announced
Working with the "bigger and bet
ter" theory in mind, the directors of
the association are making plans for a
show which will outrival any given
by them in previous years.
The winning bird of the pigeon fly
will be on exhibition at the show, and
indications are that the other exhibits
will be of great number. The premium
list will be decided upon at a meeting
of the beard of directors to be held
Friday evening at the tffice of Dr. O.
M. Meyer, 229 Eighteenth street, pres
ident of the association.
Much interest is centered in this
meeting, as then the cover design fori
the premium list will be decided upon.
A prize of $5 will be awarded to the
school student whose design is chosen.
GIRL ATTACKED BY
AN UNKNOWN MAN
Assailant Drags 15-year-old
Lass Into Dark Alley Cit
The authorities are searching the
'city for the fiend who attacked Mil-
dred, the 15-year-oid daughter of Mr. i
;and Mrs. R. G. Hudson. 1127 Eleventh
avpnim Runrtav nio-hfr ehn.tl.. Kfm !
9 nV-lnrk ht h,, far
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' man has been found. Only the pronr.pt
The Hudson girl was riding a bi-1
' cycle along Tenth avenue and had
reached an alley just east of Twelfth ;
street, when a masked man leaped ,
ir; c. :f ; , "'r
girl had presence of mind enoneh to
j scream and the cries attracted the at- j Acting on a, red hot tip. Sheriff Bru
itention of two men who were Rtanrtir.-, ner and a number of policemen char
across the street at the time, but who
lhad not witnessed the attack because, an(J started cn a man nunt- Tne,r
of the darkness. destination was carefully concealed,
! The men rushed Into the alley and ; b,,t tne' claim t0 have absolute knowl
the assailant tock to his heels. He i edpe 38 to the identit' ot the murderer
;was pursued for two or three blocks' and expect to land him before morn-
. but managed to make a getaway. The;ln
girl described her assailant as a tall, i
dark complexioned man.
NOW HAS AN ADDITION
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The settlement of Edging on until
now has has been merely
roads, with the stores
buildings strung out on one
or the other of the two highways. But
lately the people have felt the im
pulse of modern progress. A number
of families wished to live there who
could not find quarters. So Fred Car
I penter, who recently came into pos
' session of a tract of land north of
! the Taylor Ridge road and east of the
I Andalusia road, decided to lay out an
, addition, the first of which lie place
This section has now been plattel
and filed in the county recorder's of
fice. There are 11 lots and to give
' access to them new streets have been
'opened. If Mr. Carpenter's faith U
justified Edgington's population, prac
j tically stationary for decades, will
now proceed to grow and the place
may in time boast, of a sufficient num
ber of votere to entitle it to village or
ganization. Carlisle, Pa. Mrs. Samuel Sipe,
j who was a child friend of Molly Pitch
i er and a resident of Carlisle for' 94
'.years, celebrated her 101st birthday
! here Monday.
Try the Colonial Hotel
Cafe specials this even
ing. Small steak with
mushrooms for 60 cents.
Nothing better. Quick
service. M usic every
night until 11:50.
MEDICAL MEN TO
HOLD A SESSION
Fall Meeting of Iowa and Illinois
Central District Asso
ciation. ARRANGE GOOD PROGRAM
Following Addresses on Themes of In-,
terett, Buffet Luncn Will Be
Programs are out for the fall meet-j
ing of the Iowa and Illinois Central
(District Medical association gathering;
to be held at the Rock Island club,
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. A j
buffet lunch will be served at the close j
of the session.
Tne program is arrangea as xouows:
Clinical cases Five minutes. . . ' '
The Pathology of Inflammatory!
Joint Disease (15 minutes) H. K. !
Infectious Arthritis (15 minutes)
Walter Matthey, Davenport. Discus
sion opened by E. B. Gilbert, Geneseo;
Henry Matthey, Davenport, J. N.
Pain and Its Diagnostic Interpreta
tion (20 minutes) W. D. Chapman,
Silvis. Discussion opened by W. L.
Allen, Davenport, J. R. Hollowbush,
Observations in European Hospitals
D. S. Fairchild, Clinton.
The officers of the association are:
President P. A. Bendixon, Daven
port. Vice president F. H. Gardner, Mo
line. Secretary L. W. Littig. Davenport
Treasurer F. H. First, Rock Island.
SLAYER OF BASIL
Authorities Charter Automobile
and Start on Man Hunt This
EXPECT TO CAPTURE MAN
Salcon Theory I Abandoned Dairy
man Last Seen Alive on Thurs
It is confidently believed by the
authorities that the mystery surround
ing the killing of Basil Martens, the
South Rock Island dairyman, will be
cleared in a short time and that the
slayer will be in custody before an
other 24 hours have elapsed. Acting
in conjunction with the police. Sheriff
O. L. Bruner has taken personal
charge Of the investigation
the sheriff spent the greater part of
the dny at the Coyne farm and thor-
.nnchlv u-ent over the prnnnn Pnrn-
ner Meyer and Assistant State's At
torney Edwards also visited the spot
where the murdered man was found.
They questioned neighbors, but when
completely at sea.
OX MX HIST.
tered an automobile this afternoon
The state's attorney's office
morning admitted an error as to the
tiinie at which Martens was last sup
posed to have been seen alive. In
stead of Tuesday it wa3 Thursday
n f crYt f fortana -n-fl s co An tn n aalnnn
on Twentieth street betwen First and
Csrn1 al-annao lotA ThlirBflU ntvht
Thig woud precuie all possibility of
MartenR havin? tipn slain flt the rear
1- iha rv.p'-hnrt saloon on Seven.
. j teenth street. The dog was killed.
early Thursday morning, whereas Mar
tens was seen alive late that night.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefj.
. Trl-CIty Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Six per ceat farm mortgages. Lit ten
lc Roberts. People's Nations', bonk
Attend the second dancing party of
the winter series at Industrial hill
Wednesday evening, Oct. 8, 1913, given
by the M. & M. club. Gents 50 cents,
The charity ballwhich was to have
been given by the' Twin-City Benevo
lent society Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Elks'
ball, has been postponed to Tuesday,
Oct 28, at Elks' hall. Admission 50c.
Beautiful Hair, a Joy Forever.
If you have a beautiful head of hair,
try to keep it. If you have nat, try
to get it. Meritol Hair Tonic keeps
the scalp clean, promotes a healthy
growth of beautiful hair, and keeps
it soft and lustrous. Try it. Harper
House Pharmacy and H. O. Rolfs, dis
pensory chemist, sole agents. (Adr.)
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
become famous for its cures of coughfc,
colds, croup and Influenza. Try it
when in need. It contains no ti
jful substance and always gives prdmpt
(relief. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.j
ALL THIS WEEK
When we tell you we are offerinsr the best stoves
and ranges on the market we back the statement
with proof. During our demonstration we will have
a range in daily operation at our store. We will
show vou the fuel economy, the even distribution of
heat, the sustained temperature and the quality of
baking produced. All questions will be cheerfully
answered make it a point to attend some one or
several afternoons this week.
See our ranges in operation. Feast on our celebrated v
three-minute ' biscuits served with coffee and maple syrup.
You will be well paid, your visit will be appreciated by
us and will be interesting as well as profitable to you. "
Let us show you the Good Features of our Stoves. Make
comparison, that's all we ask. '
A COMPLETE SET OF COOKING UTENSILS ABSO
LUTELY FREE WITH EACH RANGE DURING OUR
Cosh or Credit
MAKES NEW RULE
Will Not Re -issue or Renew
New Books to Members of
ONE COAL BID IS RECEIVED
Re-advertite and Settle Matter
Friday Books Are Ordered
A new ruling was adopted by the
members of the Rock Island public
library board at the regular meeting
held last evening, and in a way may
affect some of the patrons, but will
tend to give better and more efficient
service to the majority.
. It is entitled "A New Rule for Seven
Day Books," and reads: "No new or
Eeven-day books shall be issued to any
member of any family while another
such book is in the family; nor shall
any such book be renewed or reissued
to any member of the same family."
Another important matter taken un
der consideration was in regard to ad
ditional books in the Grant school.
The members of the board authorized
the librarian to place more books in
the school for the use of the sixth and
According to the number of bids re
ceived for the coal supply at the li
brary, the Rock Island coal dealers
must have been asleep on the job, for
but one offer was made. The members
of the board decided iot to open the
bid, but to readvertise. They will be
received until noon Friday and will be
opened at a meeting to be held by the
board at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon.
New books are to be added to those
in the institution, and on advice of
the book committee the board author
ized the purchase of the list presented
by the members of the committee.
With the close of this month it Is
t presumed that the circulation will pick
up at the library. The following is the
librarian's report for September, and
shows the patronage to be up to the
Magazines and general works.... 212
i RfelfoirtTI 19
! Sociology 99
Industrial arts 55
Fine arts 28
History .4 67
Fiction 1,889 j
Juvenile fiction 6D8
Grand total 4,476
Received from fines, $11.52.
On recommendation of the finance
committee the following bills were or-
Pecple s Power company $ 26.97
Waldorf Bindery company ... 210.92
A. C. McClurg & Co 13.72
E. O. Valle 16.96
Callaghan & Co 10.80 !
H. R. Hunting company 58.36!
H. W. Wilson company 7.00
Boston Book company 14. S2
Jchn Bertelsen 4.00
L. S. McCabe & Co. 2.80
j. AfSu jgP51 5S5.
Peach's PE0STA s0AP
V No F little J Spares your jj
Rockwell Ice & Fuel company.
Central Union Telephone com
Rock Island Hardware company
Lerch & Greve
Channon & Dufva
A. F. Morgerson 1.50 1
Remington Typewriter company .751
Robert Mogler '. 40.35
Thomas Casey, secretary of the
state barbers' examining board, has
arranged a list of examinations to be
be held in the near future, same being
The La Salle examination will be
held Oct. 14 and 15 and barbers from
the following counties will be exam-1
ined there. Ogle, De Kalb, Lee, Bu
reau, La Salle, Kendall and Putnam.
For Stark and Marshall county bar
bers it will be optional whether they
are examined in La Salle or Grundy.
Grundy county is optional with La
Salle or Kankakee, and Livingston ,
county, optional with La Salle, Peoria I
Examinations at Peoria will be con
ducted Oct. 16 and 17 and barbers,
from Knox, Peoria, Woodford, Fulton, I
Tazewell and McLean counties are
included. With Mason and Logan,
counties it is optional whether'the ex
amination is taken at Peoria or
At Springfield Oct. 20 and 21 are the
dates. Barbers from Cass, Menard,
Do Witt, Macon, Sangamon, Morgan,
Sent and Christian counties are re
quired to take this examination.
Green, Macoupin and Montgomery
barbers may go to Springfield or Eaat
St. Louis. Moultrie is optional at
Springfield or Danville; Shelby at
Springfield, Olney or Danville, and
Piatt as Springfield or Danville.
The East, St. Louis examinations
will be held Oct. 22. 23 and 24 and
will Include Jersey, Calhoun, Madison,
Perry, Bond, Clinton, St Clair and
Moultrie coun'ieB. Washington and
Randolph are optional with East 8L
Louis or Marlon.
Seven More P. A. Y. E.'g Re
ceived by Tri-City Railway
A total of 46 fine new P. A. Y. E.
cars have been received by the Til-
City Railway company. Thirty-nine of
these have been unloaded and seven
more were rGC(.ivei tng morning from
st. Louis. The complete consignment
consists of 60 cars and it is expected
that the reit will be received wltbin
; a short time.
Excellent progress is being made on
the new car barns which are being
erected on Fifth avenue. The work la
being pushed rapidly and the atruc-
ture is to be ready for nrrunanv v
15. The new buildin will be thor.
oughly modern in every way and a
big Improvement over the barns de
stroyed in the fire June L