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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
NO FRANCHISE TO
East Moline City Council Finally
Turns Down Application
STICKS FOR $2,000 BONUS
school. Now there are 119. So crowd-
ed Is the school that a third teacher!
has been added and two teachers are
compelled to hold classes in one
room, the building haying two rooms.
During the summer a new two-story
four-room school was started and it is
expected that this will be ready
about Nov. 1. Then room for
the pupils will be adequate for a
time, at least The new school is of
brick. Until this year two teachers
have been able to do the work, but this
fall a third was decided to be neces
sary and Miss Edith Swacson of Mo
line was engaged.
EXECUTE A COUP
FOR A NEW LODGE
East Moline Masons, Failing to
Get Silvis' Consent, Go to
Anderson was also appointed to go
to the convention, but was unable to
do so. Chief interest In the proceed
ings centers in the discussion of the
problem of sewage disposal which will
be a feature of the convention.
ARE SUCCESSFUL THERE'
Commercial Club Declining to Take
Responsibility, Council Acta
on Own Initiative.
Hope of securing a franchise in East
Moline was lost to the Tri-City Home
Automatic Telephone company last ev
ening when the city council voted to
table the application for rights In the
Ciry. Officers of the company had
stated that unless favorable action was
taken laot evening they would with
draw from the field, intimating that the
tlty would b the !er thereby. Ac
cepting the challenge, e council stood
rat cn its d' mand for2.000 as a bo
nus, which the company' refused to
There was no d' vision of sentiment
in the council. A few weeks a so that
body put the telephone question up to
the- Commercial club, which at it lnat
meeting declined to accept responsibil
ity, one. way or the other. Left to
ch'xg" its own course, the council turn,
the company down, apparently set
tling the question definitely.
TO M'UnKIt llltOD.
A Davenport cjneorn was given the
contract ff;r the numbering of East
Mol'ne houses preparatory to the in
auguration of free delivery of mail.
These numbers will cost property I
cwners 2" cents each. The city has
rocived '.WU metal street signs, which
will he put In place this fall.
Cottage Grove aveniif residents,
through II. J. ReHt, p.resentpd petition
for lights at Intersection of Seventh
ptreet to the rier road. A petition
wan presented hy property owners on
Kif'h and Sixth Mreets between Pev-i
rntccnth avenue and the bluff road for
the paving of the alley back of their
premiecH, and George V. Robs peti
tioned for permission to pave the alley
hftwctn Sixth and Seventh streets be
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth ave
nues. The last petition nan granted.
John Purdy, who has been acting as
fire marshal, was given that posit'on
Alderman Van Qnantlian was pamed
as memlicr of the finance committee In
place of Alderman Grant Fair, resign
ed, and of the latter" plnce on the
Btrfcts, alleys and grounds committee.
Special Dispensation to Be Asked Per
mitting Forming of Organiza
tion This Week.
CITY REPORTS SUBMITTED
AT COMMISSION MEETING
Among city reports submitted to the
commission at its meeting yesterday
was that of Chief of Police O. M. Bi-
sant, who showed that 125 arrasts I
had been made during September, SO I
bein? citv cases and 35 state Sirtv-I
,! ,h ov.,0 I of the fraternity in the latter city
swered and 51 for the police ambu-can heIp u
lance. Thirty-four tramps were
Silvis Masons will not be able long
er to prevent the forming of a lodge
in East Moline if the alert members
The report, of the police matron.
Mrs. Rose Salisbury, showed she had
received 72 calls and made 60 calls.
There were seven wayward girls and
two boys handled. One girl was de
clared delinquent and sent to the
Geneva school ajid one was sent to
the coun'y farm. Three children were
placed In Bethany home and two ab
ducted from there were returned. One
girl was 6ent to the Home of the Good
At the Cly hospital were 42 pa
tients on the first of the month.
Ninety-one were received in Septem
ber and 113 discharged. Receipts Tor
the monh were $3,554.35 and expen
PAINTING TOWN; FINED
S. E. Anderson Wat Doing It With
Brush and Real Mixture.
S. E. Anderson, picture operator at
the Barrymore theatre, was arrested
yesterday and fined $5 for literally
"painting the town." The painting
was done on the sidewalks end its ob
ject was to advertise the theatre at
which Mr. Anderson is employed. A
number of sidewalk decorations had
been inscribed before a pnliceman
noticed what he was doing and inter
rupted his labors.
Postmaster Frank Clen-
denin left this morning to endeavor
to secure a special dispensation from
the grand lodge to permit of the hold
ing of a meeting Friday night for the
purpose of instituting a new lodge.
Mr. Clendenin and others put over
what they consider a coup last
night. To form a new lodge it is nec
essary t6 secure consent of three
nearby lodges. Moline and Colona
Masons had waived objection, but no
action had been taken by the Silvis
lodge. Last night there should have
been a meeting at Silvis, at which the
necessary permission would be voted,
It was expected. East Moline Masons
were on hand to press their request,
but there was no meeting, no notices
having been sent out, it was claimed.
Not to be thus balked in their ef
forts to secure early action Mr. Clen
denin and others secured an automo
bile and hurried on to lay their case
before the Coal Valley lodge, which
was In session. Coal Valley Masons
readily gave their consent, thereby
fulfilling, it is believed, the terms re
quired lor the forming of the East
Masons of East Moline to the num
ber of 40 met last week and effected
temporary organisation, electing offi
cers, but that is as far as they can co
till the grand lodge takes favorable
SWEDISH OLIVE LODGE
. INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS
Swedish Olive lodge No. 583, L O.
O. F., last evening installed officers.
A number of applications for member
ship were received. Following are the
Noble Grand John. F. Rose.
Vice Grand Erick Erickson.-
Recording Secretary Axel Swan-eon.
Appointive officers named ty the
noble grand were as follows:
Right Supporter of the Noble Grand
Left, Supporter of the Noble Grand
Warden William Ede.
Conductor Albert Anderson.
Outside Guard Clarence Whal
strom. Inside Guard Louis Larson.
Chaplain Clark Nelson.
Right Scene Supporter John
Left Scene Supporter Carl
DOUBLED IN YEAR
Fairview School District Shows
Effects of Growth in the
ALED0 GAME SATURDAY
LAST FOR , THREE WEEKS
New plays are being tried out by
the Moline high school football team
In preparation for the game with the
Aledo high school here next Satur
day. It is believed that Aledo will
put up a good argument and the man
agers of the maroon and white intend
to take no chances. They will re
quire every member of the squad to be
in uniform ready to go into the game
any time if needed. Saturday's game
will be the last one here for three
Athletic Work to Be Regularly
Taken Up at Y. M. C. A.
LEADERS ENJTJY A FEAST
Hear F. C. Terry, Assistant Secretary
of the Brooklyn Central
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS PLAN
AD0PT0N OF A BIG CLASS
St. George lodge No. 28, Knights of
Pythias, initiated two candidates and
approved of a number of others at Its
meeting las- night. A large class will
be adopted Oct. 20. Emll Danielson
will represent, the lodge as delegate
to the state convention at Decau
two weeks hence." A number of oth
er members will also attend.
TAYLOR SPEAKER AT
Dr. W. E. Taylor has been chosen
as the speaker for the annual ban
quet of the Retail Merchants' associa
tion, which will be held at the Com
mercial club Oct. 23. It is expected
that between 200 and 300 members
will attend the function.
With the number of children en
rolled In the Fairview school twice
us great as a year ago, it U fair to
presume that the population in the
district, which lies east of Twenty
seventh street and south of Colona
avenue, ha a'so doubled. A year ago
thero were CO pupils attending the
Woman in Trouble.
Ed Dunavin and Maude Adams are
In trouble. They were held to the
grand jury this morning by Police
Magistrate Gustafson for adultery.
Last evening the Adams woman was
picked up at Fourteenth-and-one-half
street and Eighteenth avenue in com
pany with Fremont Peterson. The
charge of disorderly conduct was pre
ferred and the man was fined $1 and
costs. Then it was learned that the
woman had been living with Dunavin
at 1704 Fifteenth street and he was
also arrested and both held to the
CLUB MEETING IS OCT. 18
October 18 Is the date of the first
fall meeting of the Tri-City School
masters' club. C. H. Maxson, super
intendent of city schools and presi
dent of the organization, will within
a few days, name the committee to
arrange for the meeting and this will
decide on the place and arrange the
program. Officers will be elected at
the October meeting.
Once Worked Here.
Moline claims an interest in Van
Doover, recently pronounced the
greatest football p!aver ever turned
out by Northwestern university.
Colonel Hjalmar Kohler, dean of the
high school athletes, recalls that Van
Doozer assis ed C. E. Dietz as coach
of the local high school team in get
ting ready for the Englewood game
EAST MOLINE DID WELL
Furnished $73.84 of Tag Day Fund
Credited to Moline.
East Moline furnished its fair pro
portion of the funds gathered by tag
sales Saturday for Bethany home.
When returns are finally checked up
it will be found that the young city
to the east raised $73.84. Fifteen
women and girls there worked all day
selling tags and with good results.
Preliminary to the opening of the
physical department of the V. M. C. A.,
50 leaders in the work enjoyed a ban
quet at the association house last even
ing. There was a good deal of en
thusiasm manifested. R, B. Lourie, as
chairman of the physical department
committee, presided and after the din
ner introduced the speakers.
F. C. Terry, assistant physical direc
tor of the Brooklyn Central V. M. C. A.,
was first speaker. He gave his Im
pressions of the three cities, having
been here for the last two months. At
times, he said, he has thought he was
back in New York city, so quick have
the people here been in the adoption
of metropolitan ways. The spirit of
the west appeals to him, he said.
The Brooklyn association has 2.S00
members, of which 1,500 are enrolled
in the physical department. Soccer
and indoor' hockey are favored there,
the latter being preferred to Indoor
baseball. Giving of prizes is discour
aged, it being generally felt that sport
for sport's sake should be the aim of
thi association, rather than to con
nect sport with other considerations in
the minds of members.
SHOltD GET MOXEVS WORTH.
Mr. Lourie declared that members
of the Moline association have not
heretofore availed themselves of all
the privileges that are open to them.
He urged them to make an effort to
get more of what the association has
General Secretary O. E. McLaugh
lin and F. E. Pierson, physical secre
tary, spoke of the work of the assochv
The athletic season opens this after
noon, the first class to meet being that
of the business men, who assemble at
5:15. Activities in the department for
the year include league basketball and
indoor baseball,, volley ball, boxing,
wrestling, squash, athletic meets, calis
thenics, and health league.
GOES TO CONVENTION TO
STUDY SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Cly Engineer Ly'e Payton is in
Wilmington, Del., attending the 20th
convention of the American Society of
of Municipal Improvement, which
convened today. Commissioner Clark
Boys and Child's Sweaters and Coats in every style and color.
N'otnseme, Sbawknit and
Biark Cat Hosiery,
25c and 30c
Lion Collars for Boys,
llsh styles, 15c,
2 for 25c
SIMOX & LANDATJER
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There's every essential here to
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headquarters. Finest tailored clothes,
larger assortments, lower prices.
The variety of models in clothes
affords unlimited choice; Norfolks
with box, knife or inverted pleats;
double breasted styles; peg top
knickers. The new shades of Brown,
Tan, Grey, Blue, Black and White
are particularly interesting.
$3.95, $5, $6.50, $7.50, $8.50to$ 1 5
Boys Slip-on Coats with as, $4.
Other Slip-ons, $1.50 to $5.
Directory Brings Kick.
Complaint that the city directory
does not now come ud to modern
needs was made to the city commis
sion at' Its meeting yesterday. Sev
eral who expressed themselves stated
that it takes too long to get oit the
book and that by the time it is Issued
there are many changes. The com
mission was asked to take steps, if
possible, to have a directory published
oftener than is now done.
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Let all the folks taste this pure food. Let
them spread it on bread. Use it for cook
ing. Marigold Oleomargarine is health
building nutritious. It's clean. And you
save 1 0c to 20c a pound by using it.
Marigold is served to more than a million per
sons daily. It is made in our modern, sanitary
churneries. Every pound is Govern
ment inspected. You'll like its delicious
flavor. Serve it TONIGHT! AH good
dealers sell it. IVtll send you our cock
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tt. i t rite tor M r i
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POLICE SHOW SPENCER AS
(Continued from Peg-e On.
NAMED IT RAVENNA.
Just When the Ohio Town Was Going
to Bo Called Tappan.
Shortly after the Revolution Benja
min Tappan, son of n wealthy Boston
merchant and the' original owner of
what is now Portage county. O.. en
tered his father's tract in the west
and spent the winter there. Other set
tlers joined him. and a settlement was
begun, which bad the dignity of a
town at a time when a single log cabin
at each place marked the present sites
of the cities of Cleveland and Buffalo.
The place was one of singular natural
beauty, and the question of a name
Now, it harpend that at this time a
younger brother of Benjamin Tappan's
and bis wife were in Italy and came
his recital of crime and clear up many
Telegrams from the police of other
cities were neceEsarily only preliminary-
In fact, the efforts of the po
lice seemed to lead them, not to the
solution of mysteries, but into a maze
of crime through which there were few
clews to lead them.
HOW MIRIJF.R LIST CHECKS.
The result of this work yesterday.
Eet oft against the stories t,oId by
Spencer, is as follows:
Spencer declares he robbed and
murdered two girls last August at
Paw Paw Lake, Mich.; got $700 worth
of diamonds from one.
Officials at Paw Paw Lake, Benton
Harbor, Stw Joseph and South Haven,
Mich., wired the police that there was
no record of the murders and that the
only thing that indicated a crime mys
tery was the finding of a woman's
fxt on the beach near St, Joseph.
Spencer to'.d of robbing and murder
ing a woman with a hammer at Belle
Isle, between Detroit, Mich., and Wal
kerville, Ont '
Police officials of Detroit and Walk-
. . . 1. 1 A . It Ik
lighted with the place, the young bride "ported by wire that they
expressed to her husband the j never had heard of any such murder.
that somewhere in the new world
there might arise a town worthy to
bear the name of the wonderful old
The husband immediately thought of
bis brother In the Ohio wilds and at
once dispatched a letter In which he
pictured the beauties of the Italian
city and expressed the wish that the
town then arising in the wilderness be
named in its honor.
Many months later Benjamin Tap
pan, despairing of finding a suitable
name for the town, was about to yield
to the wishes of his neighbors and be
stow the naaie of Tappan opon it
when the letter arrived. So, Instead
of Tappan. the town was named "Ra
venna, which name It still proudly
bears. Ladies' Home Journal,
but the Chicago police say that this
does not disprove Spencer's story.
Spencer told of killing a woman
"near the county hospital," using a
Police records show t,hat Mrs. An
nabelle Wight was attacked by a man
with a hammer, Dec. 4, 1912, rebbed
ar I died in the county hospital In
July, 1913. Spencer said be got $400
A Two Moal Animal.
Breakfast with bacon (or meat) is a
latter day invention, it should be re
called. Down to almost modern times
man was a two meal a day animal
dinner and suoper. A fifteenth cen
tury proverb bade him rise at 5 ft- tn.,
dine at 9 a. m.. snp st 5 p. m., go to
bed at 9 p. "and tbou.shalt be nine
ty and nln. The Oxford Dictionary,
Indeed, gttes 1463 as the date of the
first menrin of "breakfast." For cen-
I furies afterward It meant only the
morning dmft ot sle. with or with
nnt !.ita of bread. Everybody then
set about, his work fasting. London
Southampton A sentence of 21 days
j at hard labor was pronounced on Har
ry Kemp, the American Terse writer,
who was charged with stowing himself
away on board the steamship Oceanic
on Its last voyage from New York.
and two diamond rings from the mur-j
dered woman. Police records show
only $50 and two diamond rings were
DEXIES THOHFIOX M.AVIXi.
Spencer told of robbing and mur
dering a former wife near Ossining,
N. Y. No word from there has been
Spencer told of killing Fannie
Thompson, Jan. 1, 1908, a crime for
which Luman C. Mann afterward was
tried and acquitted.
Later he denied any knowledge of
the crime, but said that he had been
a witness for Mann and tjiat the wom
en he was talking about was a "Mrs.
Spencer told of killing Po:icemen
Pennell and Devina at West Congress
street and South Ashland avvenue in
Penitentiary records show that at
the time the crime was committed ho
was a prisoner and Spencer later de
nied tha he had killed the policemen.
He said the crime had been commitr
ted by a relative, that the relative
was a "good fellow," and that he was
"willing to swing for him to get out.
Spencer told of airini; a man from
the Illinois Central station to Wash
ington or Jackson Park, shooting him
and throwing his body into a lagoon.
No polica record of the crime could
Fixn xo rniwR HK onni.
He confessed killing two women at
Delavan Lake, Wis. One, he said,
was the wife of an "auditor" of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
road, who lived in Minneapolis.
Authorities at Delavan Lake wired
f at. no crime had been committed
there, and Minneapolis police and
railroad men knew of no missing wife
of a S Taul railroad official.
Spencer said he had killed a wom
an in the Lyons hotel, at 211 North
Clark street, in August. Police rec
ords show that the woman tried to
commit suicide and later was reviveij
and sent to her homo in Ohio.
He told of the killing of two men
near Zion City, in company with Peter
Neidermeyer, the "car barn bandit,"
who later wag hanged. No record of
the crime could be found last night.
Spencer asserted that ho had killed
an unidentified man in Fox Lake, 111.
No such crime is recorded, but evi
dence that Spencer had worked there
He told of killing an unidentified
man at East Forty-second s'reet and
Indiana avenue within the list month.
No record of such a crime has been
P.ITIf, PROOF OX CKIMR.
He told of killing a man, his wife
vrus ncconiDaniua DT 2 iiskliso
In charge of a sledge and n team of
dogs, and the boy soon had him out
ngaiu. but as the thermometer was
tbeu about 70 degrees below zero the
possibility of saving his life seemed
very remote. He was wet through,
of course, and before n tire could have
been got well alight the chnnces were
that be would have frozen to death.
The resourceful boy thought of a
better plan than that. The explorer
was already scarct-ly able to move, but
the boy took one of the dogs out of
the traces and forced the archdeacon
to take its place. .. Then ho lasbed the
unfortunate man's legs until he was
compelled to run. applylug his whip
mercilessly every time the archdeacon,
showed signs of flagging.
In this way the boy kept blm mov
ing rapidly toward their camp. ant
by the time they reached it the terrible
languor of death that had threatened
to overcome the urclideacou had been
sliakeu off. Pearson's Weekly.
and two children and setUng fire to
their house in Wicker Park. Police
records show that a house was set
on fire and that a man, his wife and
two children were rescued by firemen.
bpencer told of killing his first
wife, "Nellie." a "maid of -Helen
Gould," at Fort, Montgomery, N. Y.
Po.ice there wired that the crime had
never been heard of.
With the murder of Mrs. Rexroati
added, the list reaches a total of 21 '.
persons killed, according to Spencer!
in his confession. . ' ' i
The murders of Mrs. Rexroaf and
Mrs. Wigh the laMer the wnman '
killed "near the county hospital," are!
the only ones which have been au-
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