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THE SOCK ISLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBKU 13, 1913.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
ROCK ISLAND NO
Eailroad Withdraws From Fight
Against East End Assess
TO DECIDE FATE
HOPE FOR EARLY ACTION
Improvement Association Putting
Water a"d Sswer 8item and
Opening of Crossings.
Objections filed by the Rock I.-.!and
road against the confirmation of the
assessment rolls for the proposed tast
end tr and water sysv r.i have
been, withdrawn, it was sta'e.i last
sight at the meeting oi the Ka-t Lnd
Improvement association held at Hope
chapel on Forty-sixth afreet. Attor
neys for the company xplaiuf J ,iliat
the objection were the rercH cf a
misunderstanding. They iiad been id
to believe tliot tae as-ttlletlt was
made on the right of wa ?f the com
pany, but ascertained ihut it wad on
the Natick yard instead.
UesidtJ the Hock 1-Iand road. W. K.
Tolles was the only objector. lie ha
uot withdrawn. li; claims t'.at i.e
assessment against his property is
greater than that p.sa'nt o'her i-arhy
property of about the i-arne value. .
ccmmltte Mas named last n it'll to
wait upon h tn today to e:ie,, or t
secure his consent to v.iti.'ir.iwa!.
Sentiment of the association was un
animously in favor of tlie remoial of
ail obstacles to the improvement.
Desire to Incorporate.
It was brought out that there is a
Keneral desire of the nimber.-hip fT
organization under the sta:e ii.w and
after the matter had been ! icti-r-ed
at some length the president a:d .-ec-.
retary wer instructed in correspond
with the secretary of slate wiili a uew
of taking out a charter.
The secretary was instructed :o ci.--,
culaie petitions for the installing of
crossing on three street. Thlrty
ilxth, Forty frst and F:ft fourth. At
Tl.irty-sixtn and Fifty -f-Mirt'i the rh'
cf way is open and the raii- rc:ijy
up to the line of the railroad's prop
erty and the city cornii'ii-siori will he
asked to demand that the roti'.pat;: s
install crossings. At Korty-fir.-t sireet
It will be necessary to buy some land
t i'.h'3 and measures. Ki-mmerling '
c complaint and Freiclman was ar-j
'cd. Ia j oi ce court this monlins j
tho d'fendai.t t!a:med that his old!
measure ha1 worn c;:t and he had!
been orcpeikd to use a new oue i e- Bill for the New Government
r.re har ng .p;.or ir.iry to get the, -RririVp Here Still in the
.--. ,.r . ' -, , n 1 TV, n 4,.efW. .
however, fnd h.in $7.0.1. j
Then a prcciicani' nt arose. Freid-j
man bad :io n:oac-y and rc'thcr did his ,
fricnil? who were j v s-. .it. He said he'
t j il'l tet he cash ;? he ucro in Kock j
Is'and. b it th-- pr-i".ee would not let ,
Wm co for it. A friend volunteered to'
uniJer'a'e tiie errar.d. bur Frciiman :
to.idn t even advance the car fare. i
V was at this stage that Kemnier-!
l i's hart af tocbed by the trib;i
i:;.'ns of the men he hJ cctf-n into!
tr.i-.k. sti-1 he d m vp 1 ") cents to pay '
:lie fare .-t the prisoar'B friend. Ia-1
t- r in the day he got hi? money back.
Wiethe? an appropriation is made
for a new bridge across the slough to
connect Moline with Hock Island ar
senal lies with the war department,
according to a letter from Congress
man Tavenner received today by
Arthur S. Brown, secretary of the
Greater Mo'ine committee. That body
ence of the Swedish Lutheran church
is erect on the old Barnard home site
oa the bluff. Of this amount S4-S has
been collected. The pledges have been
secured a a result of the work of the
subscription committee of the First
Swedish Lutheran church, which
raised $3,300 and turned it orer to the
Greater Moline committee at the time
the canvass for the money with which
to purchase the site was in progress.
WASTE OIL BURNING
CONFER REGARDING PAVING
Rock Island Road Representative to
Visit East Moline.
A representative of the Rock Island
road has agreed to meet win the East
Moline board of local improve: ?nts
on next week to confer in regard to
paving Ninth and Tenth streets from
Fifteenth avenue to the railway sta-
itions. Improvement of the streets
recently instructed the secretary to named is tled up wilh the question of
inquire a3 to the status of the bridge sjfe for a new statiolK The Commer
bill which the congressman introduced :, rlub recommended Seventh street.
j while there are many who desire the
Tavenner if therna(j 1n n-w station on the
1 several months ago.
! According to Mr.
a new onige is not immediately nec
essary the appropriations committee
is not likely to recommend setting
Fire which for a tiine threatened theat-,de funds for construction, at least
p-r.t of I.eere Co., broke out this , at the presrnt "s;on-
Mr. Tavenner adds that he has not
n orniT U in wasreo l which had leaked j yft en abIe to get hearing before
frcm tbe big tank cf crud petroleum the committee, but hopes to do so at
i,i:h is keV for manufacturing pur-jan early date.
poses. Quick v.ork by tie department ;
aw-rted danr. Ha 1 t be heat become f 0 LI N E BOY LANDS
grf at enoiigli to explole the tank the j .... D nfl A fl IHD
damage would have been irmm-nse. ! UUUU nMILllUMLI JUD
worKiii'-n were enrigt-i in repainuR Uf-nrv Kereert. a Moline bov. has
w ar department takes tne ground xnailsite of the old onei n g possible that
the company's intentions with regard
th leak in the tank,
5 .'M gallolis rif oil.
pell-d tO llfre fOifjer.
a Mowp:pe. I;i sonie man'ier the
vtsfe o'l betv. :n- i riiied. ,!i p.larm
vas h'iriiedly turned
r-t ponJ'-d to. Wa'er could riot be
ii-ed i:i combatting the flames, but
s: titi ii'i'i t hernicals were brought into
pi; y arid in a few moments the fire
w a ovt.
WILL SUE TO COLLECT
THE SMALLPOX BILLS
vi'icn coiuaiDeo. , bipn given tiie position of inspecting
Tnoy w ere com-, PtKitl.er of tne Minneapou9 & St.
Ill.'iling It With i I y.iiju rnilrnaH 1 1 o lft hftr sa ver
ago to become connected w 1th that
! company, being called by G. L. Seidel.
in and quickly f , c,in(aHntni1int of lh &ilri
shops of the Rock Island road, under
whom he had worked here. He grad
j uated from the local high school and
the state university, serving afterward
for two years as civil engineer at
Panama. From Panama he came to
the Silvia shops.
NO APOLOGIES TO
MAKE FOR DEFEAT
Moline High School Fairly
Beaten by Davenport Says
AT FOOTBALL RECEPTION
First Function of Kind Ever Held
Three Cities Proves a Social
to a new depot will be brought out
while the proposed partus is under
SVITHIODS PICK OSCAR
CARLSON AS NEW MASTER
Frei lodge No. 16. Independent Or
der of Svithiods, last evening elected
officers as follows:
Grand master Oscar Carlson.
Vice grand Claus Anderson.
Corresponding secretary Alfred
Financial secretary Axel Forsberg.
Treasurer Otto Falk.
Chief P. O.vSkans.
WRESTLE AT COAL VALLEY
?'ov ti;at tl.e l..o:-rd of v.ipi rvisors j Voline Athletes to Appear in Program
'ha ai-ain rejected the claims of Fast There Tonight.
.Voiine re-iuVnts arising from tliej Moline wrestlers will entertain Coal
sn.illpox pi'lemic there last winter Valley sports this evening in a bill
it is likely that suit w i:i be brought to topped by Hobble Bylund of this city
collect, ll.iblers of the claim", which) and Young Oates, the farmer wrestler,
a;,-!-' re sate 2.':t. v.i;i unite in a test j They have met twice previously and
ca-e and liirlit it ti'.roui-li in the state j each has won a fall, the other being
suprerie court, if necessary. They j a draw. In the semi-wiadup Alec Bean
hold that the rule of the supervisors ; aud Allx-rt Francis, both of Moline,
vuuii ot-iiics county iucu.s 10 aeira wiu p,,t on a finish contest. A nuna
expenses arising from the care of w cf local wrestline fans will go to
forVa right of way an I tl.e pro;..-rty j,3li,.nts suffering from -ontafrIous dij- foal Vallev to witness the nroeram
a-es is a violation cf the
Abe Lincoln Camp Elects.
Abe Lincoln camp, M. V. A., Thurs
day evening elected the following offi
cers: Consul Charles Fraser.
Worthy Advisor H. Stange.
Clerk Frit Hedin.
Banker Frank Stoltenberg.
Kscort Will Anderson.'
Manager George Sterns.
Physicians P. II. Wessel, C. K.
owners In the vicinity will be a-keel
to raise tbe necessary money by sui
Five new members were added to
the association and tiie cui:ipa'u:i f r
inore will be continued vigorously.
TOUCHED BY MAN
HE HAD ARRESTED
Health Officer Kemmerling Digs
Up Carfare to Help Collect
LOOK AT MAUSOLEUMS; CH"RCH ."JJ'JJ.,
MAY ERECT ONE HERE; J
Members cf the city commission and Augutana hospital board, announces
o' the Riverside park board are in that $2.oos his been subscribed for
Gaiesburg and Abinglon today inspect- the hospital which the Illinois confer-
:rg mausoleums which are in use j .
tb re. A plan Las been under con-!
s'deration for a mausoleum at River-
ASSISTANT TO PASTOR
HAS TAKEN UP WORK
Miss Violet M. Roberts, recently en
gaged as assistant at the First Con-1
gregational church, has taken up her
duties. She will supervise the work
of the young people, particularly the
Sunday school, and will also assist
in general parish work. The meetings
for the young people of the church
and other young people not connected
with any church will be held here
after at 7 o'clock Sunday evenings.
' Bergstrom Is Speaker.
Rev. A. F. Bergstroin, pastor of the
Swedish Lutheran church, has been
announced as the speaker before the
Bluff Men's club at its meeting Fri
day. Dec. 19. The meeting will he one
week earlier than usual to avoid con
flict with the holidays.
Three hundred attended the public
reception at the V. M. C. A. last night
for the Moline high school football
team, the first function of the kind
ever held in the three cities.
That Moline had no apology to make
I for the defeat Thanksgiving day by
Davenport was the statement of Col
onel Hjalmar Kohler in an address.
He said the handicap of inexperience
under which the losers labored was
too great to be overcome. Had the
teams been equal in this respect the
result would have been different.
Others speakers were Principal E.
P. Nutting of the high school. Mana
ger R. W. Fairchild and Coach Bur
roughs. They declared that the Mo
line players had been faithful to train
ing rules and had at the sama time
kept up their studies and had alto
gether acquitted themselves in an ex
ceptionally creditable manner. The
retiring manager thanked the Y. M.
C A. and the public generally for the
part played in the reception and in
making the season a success.
Give Out Sweaters.
F. E. Pierson, boys work secretary
of the association, presided. Ben
Wood, at the conclusion of the pro-i
gram presented the sweaters,, the last
which will be given, under the rule
recently adopted by the high schools
of the state, to the 14 "M" men. They
are Captain Willis. Kiel. Ellis, Peter
son. Harrah. Ludwlg, Fleming and
Wood. Jerseys were given to the four
"R"' men, Weatherford, L. Knowles,
Buelow and Person.
There was a basketball game be
tween teams representing the seniors
and juniors of the high school, which
was won by the latter 22 to 15, and
a hockey game between two teams,
one captained by Geisberger and the
other by Mengel. The former won
f to 2. A swimming carnival closed
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George Kemtnerlinc. citr 1, alth 1n
fipecior, may be stern and un em pro
mising in the discharge cf his duty,
but he has n heart. This a shown
In police court thi morn tie. v t en he
loaned 1" cents to a man w ho had br-n
fined 'n h:s corrplnint. It liapj.-T.fii
In this wise:
It came to tbe attcn'ion of f-..- lfal'h
efficer that Marcts Friedman f ;'"-'
side cemetery and the authorities de
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o tne oilier. It is fe't that the timet
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practicable to secure ?d'!i';onal room
fe, ren ries and means must be
found to le'ter utilize the space al
ready set aside for burial of the dead.
BARELY ESCAPE WITH THEIR LIVES
WHEN MEXICAN REBELS ATTACK CITY
Er3;ne Kick Fractures Wrist.
A. G. Carl.-oi-. 1lfl' Twelfth Street,
is laid up wit'i a. fr.- ture of the nri--t
as a rtsiilt of att -.iiptir.- to crank his
j-u'omobile list .eiiin-. About 7:30
he undertook to 'art the enginei,
wiocii was col i. It barkfurd and the
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Izundry work. Send your
bundles here and get Qual
ity Laundry Work.
It's the kind that makes the
holiday season enjoyable.
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DRAMATIC CLUB TO GIVE
A PROGRAM AT ANNAWAN
At a meeting last evening the Bel
gian Dramatic club decided to give
two performances at Annawan on New
Year's day. One will be in the after
noon and the other in the evening. The
proceeds, after the expenses have been
paid, will go to the Belgian church at
that place. It is planned to give a
couple of comedies and several play
lets and sketches. Another local en
tertainmcnt, similar to one recently
presented, will be given here Feb. 22.
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No Hard Times Here.
Captain W. C. Bennett, in a talk to
manufacturers of Moline, who were
invited guests of the Greater Moline
committee at luncheon yesterday, said
that manufacturers here are not ex
periencing hard times, lie declared
that so far as he knows none are af
fected to any great extent financially
or in any other way. The speaker be
lieves the matter of revising the tar
iff, which is being agitated by eastern
manufacturers, should be discouraged
and that Congressman Tavenner
should be informed that local business
ntcn are not in favor of the revision.
C. W. White, another of the speak
ers, said he thought the committee
should give more atte'fion to the
street railway service. In his opin
ion Rock Island is getting far better i
service than Moline, not only !n the
number of cars in
Frame Three Suggestions for
National Republican Com
mittee on Tuesday.
Washington. Dec. 13. The national
republican congressional campaign
committee went on record yesterday
as favoring a special national conven
tion of the republican party next year
and indorsed three plans as sugges
tions for reappointment of delegate
representation to future conventions.
It was resolved by the committee
called together by its chairman. Rep
resentative Woods of Iowa, that in lis
A special national convention of
the republican party should be held as
soon as practicable for the purpose of
taking action relative to the appor-
operatlon but In tionment of delegates to the national
I rr n t ft'ol 1 1 fa ' . . - M u ... j
the amount of mileage as well. He , nominating conventions of the party;
and Mrs. P. Rehue.
San Francisco. Cal.. Dec. 13. To the , w as by way of retaliation.
: braiery of fifty Mexican rurales the The attack was made October 26.
! foreign residents of Santa Rosalia, The rebels were in the town before
; Mexico. o-e their escape from wnat.even their presence ia the vicinity
i was feaxej would be a wholesale mass
' acre a- tl.e haads of infuriated rebels,
I according to Dr. P. Rehue, who w ith
j his wife has Just reached San Fran
i cisco. Dr Reiiue was physician for
ithe Boleo Mining company
! holds a lease of all the jiroierty ia
When the rebels besieged Guja- position of the rurales enabled the
; mas. says the doctor, and cut off the j rnlne officials to place about one aun-
tewn s water supply tne reaerais in 'd red women of the French residents
urged that the management of the
railway company be consulted with a
view of getting better service es
pecialy in the morning and evening.
w as suspected. The sole guard ' of j
the plate wag a small body of rurales. j
There were SO of these military police j
-. v. .... ..wme t v . . ..ia v.- ... . . ... .
ance they made to the rebels as one fr. n-J
whi h of the most magnificent things he ever i
,n i Ifvassman sextet sang. Interment took
' , . . place at sundown in tbe Forest Home
Tiie rebeU won oit, but Ihe op-"
II OBITUARY RECORD Ii
Funeral of Rev. August Pohl.
Rev. and Mrs. A. M. Johanson re
turned last night from Chicago, where
they were called by the death of the
latter's father. Rev. August Pobl, who
passed away Sunday night. The fun
eral was held Thursday. There was a
brief service fcr the family at the
borne at 10 o'clock anii at 10:30 at
Irving Paik church of which Mr. Pohl
was last pastor. Then the remains
were removed to the Lake View
church of which deceased had been
pastor for eight years, and lay in stale
there from 12 to 1. Two thousand peo- i
r,l. viewed Ihe remains i
Th. main f,.nerhI services took!1,ic 8cb republican vote was 40 per
place here during the afternoon. Rev.
F. Riesberg preached the sermon and
warm tributes were paid by Professor
D. .N'yvall, Rev. O. Highfield and Rev.
S. M. J..neon, tie last named repre
senting the ministerial alliance. Rev.
to the unit of reprcsenlation; to the
full recognition of the primary laws
of the various states pertalrjlng to the
election of delegates and members of
the national committee, and the time
when the latter shall take office, and
to such other matters as may seem
This resolution will be submitted to
the national committee here next
Tuesday, together with the plans sug
gested for reappointment of the dele
gates to national conventions.
Tne tlrst suggestion of the congres
sional committee which would make
the total delegate representation 1,044,
instead of 1,062, is aa 'ollows:
' For each of such districts in which
the vote cast for the republican candi
date for presidential electors in 1908
was not more than 40 per cent of the
total vote cast for presidential electors
In such district in such election, one
delegate; for each of . such districts in
the southern states would be dimin
ished and in some states it would bo
increased. For example, Alabama
would be reduced from 21 to 15 dele
gates, Arkansas from 18 to 12. Georgia
from 28 to 18, South Carolina from IS
to 11, and other southern states ac
cordingly. New York would be in
creased from 90 to 102, Massachusetts
from 36 to 44, Illinois from" 58 to CI.
and so on.
Alternative reappointment plans
suggested are the following:
Four delegates at large for each
state and In addition thereto one dele
gate for each 10,000 votes or major
fraction thereof cast for the republican
candidate for presidential electors in
1908. "or '
"Four delegates at large for each
state and for each congressional dis
trict, one delegate for each 10000
votes or major fraction thereof cast
for the republican candidates for presi
dential electors in 1908. Provided that
each congressional district shall have
at least one delegate and there shall
be two for each congressman at large."
The former plan would cut llio total
delegate representation to $143, and
the latter to 1,016. .Members of the
committee who joined in support of
the resolutions represented 20 states.
All the news all the time The Argus.
the beleagured city appealed to the
Boeo Mining company for food and
water. Both were supplied. anJ the
attack cn Sasta Rosalia by the rebels
tn board vessels anchored in the har
bor. The rebels held the town unti'
th. .nnKnat Tomniir. Awtv llifim halr!
into the hllU.
London Under the will of Sir Jul
ias Charles Wernher, member of
Wernher. Beit & Co.. diamond mer
chants. King Edward's Hospital fund
III rtfolio J!1 .9S.ft0ft. An arldif Innl
$1,000,00!) will be given later.
cent but not more than 60 per cent,
two delegates; for each of such dis
tricts in which such republican vote
was more than 60 per cent, three dele
gates. "In any state where a reappoint
ment act has not been passed to pro
vide the full number of congressional
districts, such hLate shall be entitled
to delegates at large for each repre
sentative at large In congr-u at the
above rat'o, comparing the full vote
of the state with the total republican
vote in the state. In Arizona and New
Mexico the apportionment shall be
based on the vote for delegates in con
gress." Unon this baais representation from
ir hiEjiao j j t
The Time Is Short For Buying
Do It Now.