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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 9li.
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MANY WILL HEAR
SERMON FOR DEAD
Several Hundred Members of
Patriotic Societies to Attend
REV. VANCE IS SPEAKER
Is Initial Observance cf Memorial Day
in Rock Island Saturday'
Events Being Arranged.
RE-NAMED BY COURT
Several hundred merabfrs of the pa
triotic iwvieties of Rock Inland and a
large number of other people will at
tend the memorial services at the
United Presbyterian church, corner of
Third avenue and Fourteenth street,
at 10:2f o'clock tomorrow morning.
Rev. J. I. Vance. pantor of the
church, will have charge of the ser
vices, and has prepared a sermon ap
' propriite to the occasion.
The members of the Grand Army of
Republic, the Woman's Relief corps,
the Spanish American War Veterans,
Company A. 6th infantry, Illinois Na
tional Guard, and members of other
patriotic bodies will meet at Memorial i
hall in the court house at 10 o'clock, j
and will march in a body to the church,
where seats will be reserved for them.
Will be Initial One.
The memorial sermon tomorrow w ill
be the initial one in commemoration
of Decoration day. On Saturday, Mem
orial day, the ceremonies will be concluded.
The services then will occur at 10
o'clock in the morning at the campus
of the court house. Rev. R. S. llaney,
partor of the Second Congregational
church at Moline, will give the princi
The services at the court housi will
be eimilar to those in years passed,
and it is expected as in former years,
will attract a large number of people
to the campus.
At the conclusion of the exercises
at the court house a parade about tho
city will be made ending at Chlppian
noclc cemetery. In the procession
there will be a band, and Company A
will also march. Tie veterans of the
tivil war will ride in auto, and when
the cemetery is reached the graves of
the so.dier dead will be decorated.
The usual salrte to the dead will be
given by the citizen sold'ery at the
cemetery. In the afternoon tribute to
t ie drad sailers will be made from the
Hock Island bridge.
At High School.
Yesterday afternoon the old soldiers
of this c-ty entertained the students
of the high school wi'h a thrilling nar
ration of some cf t'.ieir experiences in
the Civil r. lion. Thomas Campbell
had charge of the meeting, and called
upon his comrades of the campaign
which made f.!ie north victorious.
T!uy responded with short interest
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J. L,. Haas was this morning reap
pointed as master-in-chancery by Judge
R. W. Olmsted. This will make the
fourth term he has served in this capacity.
but further than these t'.ie examina
tion revea'.ed no marks or scratched.
Tearney's story is to the effect that
as he was crossing the street the auto
mobile eastbound struck him, and con
tineed on its way. The police are not
Inclined to believe his story, and this
morning on advices from the attending
phvsician Tearney was removed from
Outdoor Playground 13 Proving
Attractive Feature at the
MANY LEARNING TO SWIM
Eig Percentage cf Boys in the City
Do Not Know How to Handle
Themselves in Water.
Chicago "Floater" Is Taken to
St. Anthony's Hospital
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefz.
Tri-Clty Towell Supply company,
R. I. 9fl.
Read our ad on Builders' page.
Channon & Dufva.
Hose, hose, any style you want from
10c a foot up. Channon & Dufva.
Lawn Sprinklers and hose. Chan
non & Dufva.
Thomas Tearney, aged 4'i years, a;
"floater," who claims Chicago as his;
home, was taken to St. Anthony's lios-!
pita", last evei.in. complaining that he
PERSONAL POINTS )
Morris Fitzgerald of Chicago was in
the city yesterday on business.
Sheriff O. I. Bruner and family re
turned today from Chicago where thej
have been visiting frieads.
Mrs. Gerald Samuels returned to
her home in Aurora this morning after
spending a week with friends and rela
tives in the city.
Judge F. D. Ramsey and son, Robert,'
who have been conducting branch court
here this week, returned to th'.-ir home
In Morrison. 111., this morning.
Carl K. Smith returned to his home
in Des Moines yesterday after spend
ing several days at the home of Dr.
O. M. Myers, 1300 Twelfth avenue.
Mrs. Will Rich and son Howard vl
arrive this evf-ni?if; after a two weeks'
visit with the former's parnts. Mr.
The outdoor playground at the Y. M.
C. A., which was opened for use on
last Wednesday, has come into instant
favor. The tennis courts are in use at
all hours or the day by boys and men,
and outdoor volley ball is gaining in
The courts are good, and will be bet
ter as they are used and more firmly
packed by use. One double and one
tingle court are provided in the space,
the latter being using for volley ball
as well as tennis. The use of the
courts is free to all members of the
association who are entitled to use the
physical department privileges.
Very few and simple rules have
been established for the use of the
outdoor grounds. Boys have the right
of way during the morning hours from
nine until twelve, and in the afternoon
until two o'clock. After that hour,
men have the right of way. and boys
will be alowed to play only in their
regular class time, or when no men
are using the courts. On holidays the
boys will have to give way to the mei;
for the whole day. Of course there
will be no playing on Sundays.
All players are required to furnish
their own rackets and tennis balls, and
to wear suitable costumes for outdoor
playing. When others are waiting on
ly one set Is to be played by the same
By these simple rules, it is expected
that the use of the courts can be made
very full and general. Men and boys
who have to spend the hot months in
the city will find the privileges at the
Y. M. C. A. a great benefit for their
outdoor fun can be found on the play'
ground, their swimming place in the
big pool, their summer resort hotel In
the pleasant cafeteria, and their rec
reation In the game room.
The association is offering a special
short term membership arrangement
for the summer by which it is possible
to get in at low cost and to enjoy all
these very desirable advantages for
the summer months. " Both boys and
men may get in on this arrangement,
and the wise ones are not wasting any
time about it.
The Y. M. C. A. is for all the men
and boys of the city and every effort
is being made by the men in charge of
it to get the largest possible number
to make use of it.
Learn to Swim.
A large number of school boys, rang
ing in age from 10 to 1C years of age.
were surprised and delighted this
morning to receive an invitation from
the Y.. M. C. A. to learn to swim. An
invest:gation has been carried on by
the association recently to discover
how many boys in the ward schools of
the city are not able to swim. It was
found that while a considerable num
ber claim to be swimmers, a very largo
number do not know how.
To all the boys who have been
found to be non-swimmers, the invita
tion has been sent to come Into the
association next week, June 1 to 5, and
learn how in the b!g pool, with no cost
to them for the privilege. Invitations
are also being sent to the parochial
schools for the boys who attend these.
te cctions by two male choruses, ine
service in the evening will be omitted
because of the baccalaureate sermon
cf tie hish school graduating class
which will be preached at the Broad
way Frcsbyterian church by Kev. W.
J. Suckow of Davenport.
WHITE TRIED FOR
Colored Woman Causes Arrest
of Walter Thomas on As
sault Charge on Children.
Walter Thomas, a youth who resides
in the vicinity or Forty-sixth street
and Eighth avenue, this morning faced
the charge of having slapped several
colored children. The case was tried
in police court.
Mrs. Anna Kvans, mother of the col
ored chilren, swore out the complaint
and with her three children appeared
in court this morning. Thomas's fa
ther, and several other witnesses were
After the case had been sifted down,
it was learned that Thomas had been
provoked into slapping the boys, when
they threw stones at him. Before the
case was over, the history of the
neighborhood In which the families re
side was gone through, and stories of
threats to kill, and flashing of revolv
ers, were told.
Magistrate Smith dismissed the case
on the payment of costs but gave the
assembled neighbors caution as to
their conduct and behavior towards
A ST. LOUIS TRIP
Morning Star on Excursion to;
Big Masque and Pageant
Busy Week for Boats.
nrvM 'id att 111. THiPj) X5AWd
and the effort is being made all alone
Charles Zastrow of .Mathe r, j the line to get the boys to learn to
'Every Boy A Swimmer" is the slo
gan announced by Physical Director
i levcit, wno is promoting the cam-
The White Collar line boats have a
busy schedule arranged for the next j
week. Today the steamer Morning
Star took the botany class of the Dav- j
enport high school down the river. To-!
night at 9 o'clock the same boat wi'.l j
leave Rock Island on an excursion trip
to Keokuk and through the dam. re
turning Monday morning. Tuesday j
morning the Morning Star will leave '
on a trip to St. Louis for the big '
masque and pageant to be held in that
city. The pageant is the largest af
fair ever held in St. Louis, and it is
claimed that it will surpass even the
Mardi Gras at New Orleans. Practi
cally all of the reservations have been
taken, and many trl-city people are
going to make the trip. The boat win
return here Monday, June 1.
Tomorrow afternoon the steamer G.
W. Hill will make an excursion trip
to Muscatine. The following Sunday
"Your Club" of Moline will hold an ex
cursion on the same boat. Monday,
June 1, is the telephone girls' moon
light excursion on the G. W. Hill.
this Mighty Merchandise
possibility. Slow sales, caused
many manufacturers and wholesale dealers to lessen
their prices and sacrifice their profits and often times much
more than their profits in order to relieve their distress for cash.
Our buying power was brought into immediate action.
Other purchases are fast coming
in on which greater savings are shown than even
on those we have already told about.
We are selling just as bought, if
bought at half we sell at half, if only a third is
saved by us it is saved to you if more, you get more; this
tremendous Merchandise Movement lasts till June 1st. Every
penny we save, you get.
That the benefits of this great sale
may be liberally and widely distributed, we have
arranged so that all sales during the balance of this month to
people who have charge accounts may not need to pay until
July 1st. This however must be arranged for at our Credit
Department at time of purchase.
This wonderful Seven Days Mer
chandise Movement is being talked about and
thought about, as no other sale in this locality for many years.
They're coming from every direct
ion, in Automobiles, in Wagons, Carriages, by
Railroad trains, Trolley lines, Street cars and on foot. Join the
procession. Get your share and you'll find that we are help
ing to reduce the cost of living in many ways. Tell all your
friends and be on hand as early as possible.
POLICE SEEK SON
OF DECEASED MAN
Local Officials Are Searching
for Fred Greenaway Whose
Father Has Just Died.
Nclice to Contractors.
Hitis will hp received June 4. lf14. 9
: a. in., for c.DRLtruot;n;r a waternia'n
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" - -.. ,u... .v,.,c , ,rnI, avenut. lrom .Nmj to tleventa! work of instruction. Mr. Clevett prom
tn, corner of Teaty-third street ami. ' s,.Pet. j ,ses tnat ne w teach tUe average
I-ourth aveuue. (Adv H. M. St'HKIVKH, I boy to swim a distance of 20 feet in
- i" i'ie scene. Yes. Board cf l.ooal improvements. I live lesions
sooui c:jo o ciock. ana wnen tney ar- j
rived there they round Tearney, but j Notice to Contractors,
the automobile which was purriortel to! Bids will be received June 4
nave struck iim ai pone.
Dr. Albert N. M-rel.'er attended him
at the hospital, but unable to lo
cate any :-iriou! injurie-j. He nhowed ?
bruise on his side and one on his head,
by the use of the special
j system which he will introduce with
j this campaign. This work ought to
1914. 9: help to reduce the number of fatalities
for paving Eichth-aid a-ahlf ave-i by drowning locally this summer bv a
nue from Twenty-fifth to
Mret with brk.
(Adv H. M. SCHRIVKR.
J'res. Board of Bocil Improvements,
Thirtietn : considerable amount.
! The boys will start their lessons on
j Monday. June 1, on tho following
! schedule: Boys from 10 to 12, from
9 to 10 o'clock; boys from 12 to 14
from 10 to 11 o'clock; and those from
14 to 1C from 11 o'clock until noon.
fi T? . r s fil All that is necessary for a bov who
Aiternoon lixcursion to Muscatine Un b .mrt .wm to do h to w. to .e y.
CrPT? A A Tl?l n Wl TTTT T 1 M
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SUNDAY. MAY 24
' n Muscatine .
Davenport ... .2:30 p.m. Leave
Bock Island . . .2:00 p.m. Muscatine .
Fare only 50c. Best of order maintained.
Trip of the Season on your favorite Steamer
C". A. oflice and get a registration
card and file his enrollment for the
campaign. There is no fee attached
to the proposition.
Thus, the big Robinson Memorial
Swimming Pool will make a new and
very definite contribution to the boys
of tnc city in their life and welfare.
Warm weather has not seriously af
fected the enthusiasm .of the boys of
the Y. M. C. A. for their fun In the
new building. Friday afternoon and
evening. 75 boys were playing the
games in the boys' department, and a
dozen more enjoyed tennis out of
doors, while other dozens stood and
sat around watching the fun.
haturday morning, counting volley
ball, tennis, and Indoor games, fully
115 boys were made happy by the fun
at the . M. C. A. before noon. In or
der to facilitate the use of the tennis
courts, the boys are required to regis
ter a day in advance for tennis, and
thus secure the time they need for
Rock Island police today were look
ing for Vred Greenaway. aged 16
years, of Kewanee, who is said to
have come to the tri-cities several
weeks ago to seek employment.
The father of the lad has just died
in Kewanee and Chief of Police Swain
of that city secured communication
with Chief of Police James Brinn via
long distance telephone asking that
the local officials aid in the search for
The police have made a number of
inquiries where" the lad might have
found work, hut thus far have been
unable to locate him.
OUT FOR SHERIFF
Police Magistrate Announces
His Candidacy for Demo
REV. NEWLAND TO SPEAK
ON THE NEW PATRIOTISM
"The New Patriotism" will be the
topic of the mofning session sermon
tomorrow of Rev. T. E. Xewlanj of
th Flwt Methodist church. A feat
ure of the program will be patriotic
are shown in great variety at
our store, we have the largest
lino of sterling silverware in
this vicinity. We have Just re
ceived four new designs in ta
ble flatware. Our line of Jew
elry, diamonds, aud watches are
the best to be had; we special
ize on fine first water diamonds
and show them from i karat to
Ladies bracelet watches are
the proper thing for this spring
and we are showing a large line,
ranging in price from 112.00 to
J. Ramser's Sons
Charles J. Smith, who is serving his
second term as police magistrate of
this city, today makes formal an
nouncement of his candidacy for the
democratic nomination for sheriff of
Rock Island county. He has been
pretty well over the county In a pre
liminary cauvass and is greatly en
couraged by the outlook.
Mr. Smith is one of the wheel
horses or local democracy and since
he became a voter has always taken
his part in promoting the party
cause. After serving as a member of
the city council, under the aldermanic
form of government, he entered the
race for the police magistracy, and
won handily over his republican op
ponent. When his term expired he
was renominated by his party and re
elected by the people, an unusual com
pliment to one filling this trying po
sition. Mr. Smith is a printer by trade, and
in addition to his official duties finds
time to keep his "hand In." For years
he was employed on the newspapers
of Moline, and when he came to Rock
Island he established a Job printing
shop on Third avenue between Six
teenth and Seventeenth streets. He
has conducted the shop seven years,
and still operates it. He is an active
member of Tri-City Typographical
union, having affiliated with that or
ganization 21 years ago.
Hi.s long experience in dealing with
the unfortunate and criminal classes,
Mr. Smith feels, peculiarly equips
him for the requirements of the
shrievality, and he promises, in the
event of his election, to give an ad
ministration that will be a credit to
himself and to the county.
ness men have decided to close for
However, they will remain open Fri
day night until the usual Saturday
evening closing time, which will there
fore give the people a chance to visit
the city during the evening and trade.
Saturday is a big day for the local
merchants, but the associations of the
day impel them to Join in respect and
tribute for the soldier dead.
George Kingsbury, secretary of tho J
Rock Island Business Men's associa
tion, last evening completed his can
vass of the merchants, all of whom
agreed to close.
MILLER SHOW TO
STAY EXTRA DAY
Waters Concert Band to Give
Special Program After
noon and Night.
STORES TO CLOSE
Merchants Again Demonstrate
Patriotism and Will Seep
Open Friday Night. ,
Rock Island merchants have again
demonstrated their patriotism, and
although Decoration day. May 30, falls
upon a Saturday this year, the busi-
The A. B. Miller's Greater Shows
will remain in Rock Island over Sun
day. This will give the people of
the trl-cities an opportunity of visiting
one of the largest carnivals in the
There win be special fireworks both
tonight and Sunday night. And on
Sunday afternoon and night there will
be a concert in Market square by the
Waters Concert band. The selections
offered are tastefully and carefully
chosen. Most every one in the tri
ckles has heard this band, and re
marks on its manner of playing is un
necessary. Anyhow, the program of-
terea irom z to 3 o'clock Sunday aft
ernoon and from 7 to 8 at night in
cludes buch a diversity as to please
An immense crowd has attended the
carnival in Exposition park each night
this week. The "Eruption of Mt. KIta
maura. the free attraction, has been
creating favorable comment all week.
The program follows:
niarcn un Jjress Parade. . .Chambers
Overture Poet and Peasant Suppo
cornet SOlO Selector
Joe L. Beecher.
wauz ae concert Price
Aieaiey overture. Popular Airs. . .
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nag iwo step Down Home
March Brothers In Arms..Ch
Overtnre Morning. Noon nnri vi.ki
ta Vienna sl
Baritone solo Annie Laurie, with
Medley overture Remicks Hits..
March Fraternal Spirit Scuil
Charles J. Smith,
hereby announce tnyseli
a candidate for the demo- i
cratic nomination for sheriS
of Rock Island county, sub
ject to the will of the primary
of Sept. g.