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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 191 1.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE A
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TO HUMAN LIFE
E. Parsonage Gives Interest
ing Talk Before Bluff
CFFJCERS ARE ELECTED
Annual Business Transacted and
Charles J. Seymour Named Pres
ident for Ensuing Year.
club and the report of the nominating
committee', presented at the April
meeting, was adopted and the follow
ing officers were formally elected:
President Charles J. Seymour.
Vice President Dr. Kred Graflund.
Secretary W. M. Driggs.
Treasurer R. M. Johnson.
H. J. Gripp. retiring president,
called on each new officer to get up
and have his little say. Mr. Seymour
responded in his characteristic Jovial
manner and asked for a closer inti
mate acquaintance with every mem
ber of the club.
"I want to know you all as Bill and
Henry and Pete and I want you to
cail me Charley. Every old 8orrl
horse in the country is named Charley,
but it sounds good."
President Gripp explained some
thing of the movement for a city-wide
That there is a distinct relationship i social betterment movement nicn is
In methods and circumstances of; to be inaugurated here on the sug
growth and development between a I gestioa of Miss Ella A. Matthews of J
t. .nH hmn life wis a Doint i Chicago, who addressed the Greater,
made clearly bv E. E. Parsonage. gen--Moline committee yesterday, asking
ral manager' of Uie John Deere ; for the interest and cooperation of the
Wagon company, who last evening, at; muff Mens club when plans were
the final session of the year, addressed j brought to fulfillment,
the Bluff Men s club oj The Romance I Elmer E. Morgan presented his
of a Tree. In his interesting discus-j views on the playgrounds proposition,
alon Mr. Parsonage, who Is an ex- j asserting that the city commission
pert on forestry topics, considered , should be forced to appropriate money
each tree as an individual and each ! for supervision. He proposed a mo
forest as a community in which theltion that a committee from the club
sum of Individuals is constantly striv- be appointed to make such a demand
lng to perpetuate existence and to j from the official, but the motion was
forge ahead to the utmost, material-! voted down. This was done after
jr j President Gripp said he believed it
' "The struggle of a free for exist-1 would not be good policy, as the com
ence" said Mr. Parsonage, "is con- j mlssioners understand full well what
tlnuous and is one of definite pur-1 the sentiment of the people is on the
poses. Just as much so as in the 1 matter, and that there is now assur
caae of the individual. All trees vie j ance something will be done.
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Wlin one anomer. unut-r uiie cunui-
tlon and another, for the three most :
TRAINS LEAVING VERA CRUZ CARRY A
GUARD OF UNCLE SAM'S INFANTRYMEN
essential contributing agencies for
their welfare light, water and air.
Every tree which has reached matur
ity represents the survival of about
one in 1.000. Such a tree would be
recognized as what is known as a j
dominant tree, one that had out
stripped its fellows in the struggle to
secure the necessary nourishment. Dif
ferent species afe adopted to different
methods in deriving this nourishment.
The spruce and the hemlock, for In
stance, spread their roots out flat,
wlille other species send down taper
ing roots that pursue other ramifications.-
Reads History of Tree.
Mr. Parsonage presented several
close technical comparison of different
forest species, giving facts regarding
the system of tree growth, etc., that
were a revelation to the audience. The
speaker had with him a number of
samples of finished and rough timber
in each of which, with a skillful eye.
he was able to read the life history of
the tree from which it was cut. One
exhibit of special interest was the
horizontal cross section of an old oak
that was cut from what in the old days
of Moline was known as Davenport's
pasture. This section was heart shap
' ed and from the concentric rings radi
ating from the center Mr. Parsonage
' revealed its story, much after the man
ner of a palmist who reads the lines In
a human hand.
The evidence, as read by the ex
pert, showed the tree kh set out in
1836, aa shown by the annual rings,
and in the 73 years of its life it had
far overtopped its neighbors. It
threw off Its lower limb in 1S5I. The
ye'ara from 186S to 1872 were lean
years for the tree, and it exhibited
very little advance. With the excep
tion of three years, from 1684 to the
time last year when it was cut. this
tree had a wonderful growth and ex
perience. The three off years were
from 1891 to 1893. which Mr. Parson
age believed might have been very
dry years. The period of its growth
after 1884 was influenced largely by
the clearing of the pasture. There
la evidence that much of the under
brush and smaller trees were cut away
about that time.
Seymour New President.
The session last evening was the
annual meeting of the Bluff Men's
START EARLY ON
NEXT YEAR BOOK
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VOAST JL W A Wi IT i.
Seniors of 1915 Realize Theyl
Have Task Before Them
to Issue Annual.
Crowd at Browning Field, to See
Annual Grade School Field
Day Is Enormous.
FIELD PROVES INADEQUATE
Unable to Accommodate All Who Ap
ply for Admission 3,500 Chil
dren Take Part.
Realizing that they have a task of
considerable dimensions before them
if they would issue a better booklet
than the annual put out by the 1914
graduating class, next year's seniors
are already planning their annual and
will start work upon it as soon as
school opens next fall. The annual
issued by this year's class was one ot
the finest ever put out by any graduat
ing class at the local high school.
Among other things, the local mer
chants "bo patronize the advertising
pages of the annual find it to be an
excellent form of publicity and the
1915 grads will doubtless be able to se
cure a great many pages of paid matter
by starting earlr.
Train leaving Vera Cru;-
Every train which has left Vera Cruz since the American occupation
carries, seated on the cowcatcher of the engine, a guard of armed infantry
men. This is done for the protection of the train and as a means of keep
ing railroad communication open. '
A crowd of many thousands of peo
ple witnessed the annual field day
events of the Moline public grade
schools at Browning field yesterday af
ternoon, 3,500 children taking part In
the splendid program which was car
ried out. The field was entirely in
adequate to accommodate the enor
mous crowd, hundreds being turned
away at the gate ior iacK oi room.
For this reason Browning will proba-b:-
pever be used again ior such a
purpose, and next year a more substan
tiaj field will be secured. Hundreds of
those turned away yesterday were
pareats of the children taking part.
Officials having charge of the annual
field day announce today that unless a
more larger field can be secure
In w'.iich. to hold the event, they will
have to give it up.
Prove Big Success.
In spite of the inadequacy of the
park the field day proved a splendid
success, the 3,500 children going
through their well drilled parts in a
fine manner. The fifth grade pupils
opened tha exercises promptly at 2
o'clock, and from then until the sev
enth grade students c'.osed the pro
gram with a quadrille two hours later,
there was no hitch in the afternoon's
events, the thousands performing
with clock like regularity. Last year's
spectacle was surpassed.
able ag they are, mean expense
"To meet this expense the work of
raising an endowment fund was begun.
For instance. If Idaho, taking up the
subject of child labor laws, wishes to
be informed of what is being done in
Massachusetts, the general federation
endowment fund would allow soaie rep
resentative woman of Idaho to have
her expenses paid to go to Massachus
etts and investigate conditions there.
If another state Is taking up the ques
tion of a living wage and needs speak
ers to Influence the state legislature,
the endowment fund would provide the
means whereby speakers might be sent
to that state. The expense of the bu
reau of Information, continually ex-
PARK OF RED MEN
Kewanee Eagles to Meet Local
Team Here With Mayor -Hurling
The new baseball park of the Molloe
Red Men lodge, which has been pre
pared In the east end of the city, will
open with pomp and ceremony tomor
row afternoon, the Kewanee Eaglet
meeting the local Red Men's teau-.
Mayor Carlson will toss the flrt
ball for the locals and Jack Tighe, the
the park and and it will accommodate
a large crowd. The locals expect to
fill the park with a capacity crowd.
Davenport .Man May Again Be I
Awarded Bond Issue by
policeman who inquired why he was
violating the law. The representation
that the emperor-was waiting for the (
sausage hart no eitect on me ponce
man, and the result was the fine for
On appeal the merchant set forth
that his action came under the saving
clause of the Sunday ordinances,
which provides that Sunday orders
may be filled where "their immediate
carrying out Is demanded by the pub
lic Interest." The order of the em
peror's cook, he said, was such a case,
TO RAISE MONEY
FOR LOGAL FIELD
Accommodations at Browning
Ground Inadequate for
When members of Graham" post, G.
A. R., visit Riverside cemetery to hold
services Memorial day they will find
seats to accommodate 1,000 people.
Four fraternal societies. Knights of
Pythias. Red Men. Vikings and the
three lodges of Odd Fellows, have had
the seats built by Carl Berglund, and
they are now ready for use. The
benches are 16 feet long. 10 inches
wide, and are supported on four
trestles. They will be used by the dif
ferent lodges for their memorial ser
vices, and when not in use will be
stored in the speakers' stand, which
will be enclosed.
Choosing a hat is almost as serious
a proposition as choosing one's par
ents, declares a woman who knows
Also there Is considerably more latl
tude allowed in choosing one's hat.
In western Canada is a town named
Beanfield. This seems to be an agri-
cultured variant of Beantown, or in
other words, Boston.
Not much in the way of premiums The court rejected the appeal saying:
can be expected this year In the sale "it is no consequence that the em-
of public improvement bonds, at least ! poror was the customer. The emper-
in comparison with some former years. or has no fPecial standing in private
. .. ... . ! trade. It is the business of his prl-
This was made evident when the city ' te cook to gend ,n nJs Sunday ordera
commission in session yesterday after-1 ln Ume just as any housewife must
noon opened proposals for the pur-do
chase of $34,500 fire department im-
provement bonds authorized by the A unlrie memorial to great Ger
voters at the election April 21. There nir.ns is gradually being buUt at Kalt
were eight bidders, the most satisfac- enbach near Kngelskirchen. an hour's
tory bid coming from George M. Bech
tel of Davenport, who offered a pre
mium of $197. Mr. Bechtel has bought
other Moline municipal bonds, and the
city has always had satisfactory deal
ings with him. The probabilities are
that he will be awarded this issue
when the commission takes final ac
tion Monday. "
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' jl-'l j I PROGRESSIVE HOUSEWIVES I
I'll Tjr'. I i y " i c ri ana uciuur ineir names wnn ine pure,- I I I
M nnr I RV fA7nA T A Hf DC II
T -W fclMia.iM.iMXB III M I m S I Al III I II I
I i f f J CTfn. I "National Quality" If
i f U i' iff II I Ru9B, enduring, give THREE TIMES aa much II
J -J 7 flfjlLll 1 light aa carton lamps, cost no more to burn. II I
I I f rt'JltM I E,ectr,c Construction and Machinery Co., Elec- II I
11 I 1 trie Building. I I
i f X Leithner A. Weishar. I I I
TO BE FUMIGATED
Light Case of Smallpox Discov
ered in Family of Com
A light case of smallpox discovered
In the home of Commissioner C. V.
Johnson, will keep that official in quar
antine for the next two weeks, and
in order to be on the safe side Mayor
M. R. Carlson has ordered that the en
tire municipal building be fumigated
to provide against any possible spread
of the disease.
Mrs. Johnson and her little daugh
ter. Vernet, are both afflicted with the
disease, though both cases are ex
tremely light, according to the physi
cians in charge. The Johnson home
at 1020 Sixth avenue has been placed
nnder quarantine for a period of two
weekyi In order to meet with all re-j
quirements of the law and the com
missioner will be absent rroto. his office
for that length of time.
ride from Cologne. The "Grove of
Heroes" Is the name of the place, and
itis hoped that it will eventually
prove a Mecca for patriotic Germans
and perhaps a place of yearly patriotic
gatherings, at which noted men shall
speak and the memory of the illustri
ous dead shall be commemorated.
A young farmer named Karl Bosen
ius set aside a large grove on his farm
and began setting up monoliths to the
memory of the great. To date there
are stones for Bismarck, Goethe, Lu
ther. Theodore Koerner, Ernst Morits
Arndt. Schillor. Beethoven, Queen Lou.
ise and Frederick the Great
TO HEAR SLATER
Local Minister Extends Invita
tion to Officers and Men
to Attend Church.
Prominent business men of the city
plan to secure by popular subscription
if possible, at least $25,000 for the pur
pose of making Browning field larger
and improving it ln every possible
manner to make the place a credit to
The need for immediate action of
this kind was noted at the annual field
day events yesterday when it is esti
mated that as many as 12,000 people
packed the field. The crowd over
flowed the stands and the field and ac
commodations for hundreds more
could not be found.
E. E. Morgan, the local real estate
man, has taken the initiative in the
proposed subscription fund, and wlil
do all in his power to assist .in raising
the necessary funds.
tending its help, not only to every
state federation, but to every club and
to every Individual in a club If it is well known former Three-Eye league
asked, would have the funds neces- j manager of Rock Island, will arbitrate,
sary to carry on the work. There are I A new stand has been erected at
11 departments in the general federa
tion civics, civil Eervlce reform, con
servation, education with its four sub
divisions of peace, political science, j Both teams are fast, neither having
social hygiene and vocational training! lost a game this year. The Eagles last
and guidance, household economics, In- season represented Kewanee as an in
dustrial and social conditions, legis-j dependent team.
lauoa, nieraiure aaa iiurary extension,
art, music and public health all fit
ting women for the broader duties of
citizenship and a clearer understand
lng of the vital questions before the
nation today. To carry on the work
of these departments the women's
clubs of the country are endeavoring
to raise the one hundred thousand dol
lar endowment fund which wiil make
the work possible."
Mrs. W. K. James, St. Jo
seph, Mo., " Is chairman of the
field committee on endowment, while
the trustees of the endowment fund
are Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, presi
dent of the general federation; Mrs.
William B. Williams, "Lapeer, Mich.;
Mrs. Catherine Carter Warren, Prince
ton, X. J.; Mrs. Robert J. Burdette.
Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. Philip X.,
Moore, St. Louis.
news all thei time The
HARPER IS TAKEN
TO THE INFIRMARY
John Harper, the octogenarian po
lice offender, wvfbse love for strong
drink has kept him an almost constant
dweller in the city jail, has at last
found a haven of refuge, ln which to
pass the declining years of his lonj
life, the ptace being the county infirm
ary located at Coal Valley.
Harper was arrested a couple of
days ago on a charge of Intoxication,
and while in the city jail awaiting trial
was taken suddenly and seriously ill.
Police Magistrate Frank Gustafson and
Supervisor Charles Tambur of the
flrmary, noting that Harper's condition
was euch to require Immediate atten
tion, bad him transferred to the in
firmary at their own expense, and the
old man will spend the remainder of
his days there living on the county.
When you tire of
and decide it
time to look
for a Laundry
General Federation of Women's
Clubs to Report of Fund
Rev. W. B. Slater of tae First Chris
tian church has extended an invitation
to the members of the Moline Naval
Reserves to attend church Sun
day morning, at which time the pastor
will deliver a combined "sermon and
address touching on the significance
of Memorial day and reverence for the
nation's departed heroes. The officers
and men of the local reserves have ac
cepted t!ie invitation, and will meet
at the armory at 10 o'clock, marching
from there to the bluff district church
In a bojy. clad In their white duck
Berlin, May 23. If the emperor de
sires sausages for bis Sunday evening
meal, he can buy them the night be
fore. Just like any common citizen, or
else go without. The law regulating
sale and delivery of goods on Sunday
applies to the ruler in the same degree
as to bis meanest subject.
This is the decision of a Prussian
court In the case of a eausupe dealer
who appealed from a fine of $l.l;ii for
violating the Sunday observance laws.
One Sunday morning, shortly before
10 o'clock, the hour at .which all shops
ln Berlin must be closed, the emper
or's private cook telephoned from the
Xew Palace at Potsdam an order for
sauHages for the imperial table. The
dealer loaded the detIred wares on his
(delivery wagon and started It for the
railroad station. On the way tliitlier
the delivery man was stopped by a
!! OBITUARY RECORD if
Mrs. Julia Sholand.
Mrs. Julia Sholand died at 10:30 last
night at the city hoppltal following an
operation. The dece-isefl arrived here
a few weeks ago for a visit with her
mother, Mrs. M. T. Smith, Fourteenth-and-u-half
street. WhU.3 here she was
taken suddenly III, and an operation
The deceased was born in Ho'dredge,
Neb.. Oct. 23. 1887. and has lived there
all of lu t life. Brief funeral services
will be held this afternoon at the Hose
and Barnard e'.iapel, and the remains
will then be s'.ii ped to the home for
news all the t'lau The
The General Federation of Women's
Clubs is attempting to raise an endow
ment fund of $100,000, and one cf the
features of the biennial convention, to
be held in Chicago, June 9-19, will be
the report upon this fund, which will
show that it is fast nearlng completion.
In response to the inquiry, "Why does
the General Federation need an en
dowment?" its president, Mrs. Percy
V. Pennpacker, 6ald:
"Sime nine years ago, when, under
Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker's administra
tion, the bureau of information was
founded, .Mrs. Decker warned us-that,
while the bureau was absolutely neces
sary, the expense of maintaining It
(something over two thousand dollars
a year) would gradually eat up the
surplus that -we at that time proudly
exhibited. You remember she told us
in her wonderful last address at San
Francisco Just -what she foresaw. In
addition to this new expense you. ln
convention assembled, have at various
times increased the number of depart
ments of work. We now have not only
11 departments, but many of these are
divided by your direction into sub
committees that rank nearly equal in
importance to the departments them
selves. For Instance, under the head
of education the San Francisco con- j
ventlon ordered sub-committees on '
peace and political science to be or
ganized. The addition of every new
line of work means additional expense;
at the same time It means growth. It
means progress, it means Inspiration,
without which wo cannot live. I'uder
Mrs. Moore's presidency the federa
tion became coordinated with various
other national bodies; we are conse-i
quently asked to advise with these j
organizations and to send speakers to j
tuoir conventions, which facts, deelr-
Can You Say "No"?
The ability to say no is valuable not
only from a moral, but also from a
It may stand between you and failure
some day, because it means that you
will resist temptations to spend unnec
essarily and will add to your resources
instead of increasing your liabilities.
Open this evening.from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Rock Island Savings JBank
Cor. lath Stand 3rd Ave.
H. S. Cabie. Pres.
H. P. Hull. V. Pre.
P. Greenawalt, V.-P.
W. G. Johnston, A.-Cash.
A. J. Llntfstrom, Cash.
I. J. Green, A.-Cash.
I i-fM American Electric Engineering Company. It
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