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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1914.
FROM THE MAYOR
Chairman of Board of Supervis
ors Brings Heary Damage
Suit Against Schriver.
CLIMAX OF CONTROVERSY
Hfcent Dacusaion Relative t- Free Im
provements In Annexed Terri
tory Cause Of Action.
Suit for S ' 3,000 was Clod this morn
Is; a ae circuit court by George II.
EVkmoei. chairman of lit- board of
icyxitecm. aa!rt Mayor H. If.
gesrtTar. a as aflermad of the bitter
i3ceasSon whi-h has recently two
waed relative to "froe irnprovemsnts
la tbe newly aimcxc-d territory. Searle
Xarcball ar attoreejs for th plain
tiff. Only the pra--!ie has been filed, but
It Is useenstood thai Jlr. Richmond is
taking violent exception to certain
statement the major Is alleged to
hae made la connection with the dis
pute. Worn een today Mr. Richmond
aid: "I have notlrr.g to say for publi
cation The facts -will all come out at
"Is tie suit based on what Mayor
Schriver is allo.ced to have said about
you In tbe In-prtrvement controversy?"
he sras at ked. i
"Wail, yes and some other things
as weiL" be replied.
TSe ilscasyion In jUslion was occa
sioned by tbe visit of John Campbell,
1S2J Seventeenth street, to the office
of Mayer Schriver on May Z. when
the former is alleged to bare asked
what toe city has done with relation
to lartg waterruains and sewer on
Seventeenth street. 5011th of Eigh
teenth a Ten tie. uhich is a part of tbe
nearly annexed territory.
Doting the conference, tb mavor
aJleres that Mr. Campbell referred to
the fact that at one time be faTored
annexation and fought for it. but the
.project being defeated, be then, at hi
ci expecs. Installed a private pyn
ten of water and sewer and stated that
be did net think it fair to now force
hia to pay for there conveniences.
Tbe Kayor charges that Mr. Camp- j
bed laid. "Seme of us who live on Sev
enteenth street must have concessions" I
and that when be asked Campbell what
be roeort by concessions, be
Anchor Goes Through Empress' Hull Like Can Opener
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The Storstadt as she looks today.
An examination of the Storstad, the vessel which collided with theEmpress of Ireland, shows that the
latter was probably rlppej oprj by the sharp flukes of the collier t; i.ow, and an inspection of the shattered
plates shows that the anchor was jammed In a position where it must have torn through the hull of the Empress
like a great can opener.
There were blood stains c-n the anchor point and portions of tho battered steel surrounding it bore stains
of blood. These stains seem to bear testimony as to how some of the passengers met death.
he bad used Mr. Richmond's name
without tbe latter's knowledge or consent.
THREE MEMBERS OF
FAMILY IN HOSPITAL
Three members of tbe VanDerglnst
family, living at 305 Seventh street,
are la St. Anthony's hospital, tbe
mother and two children. Recently
the son, Edwin, aged 6, suffered a brok
en ley while stealing a ride on a city
dump wagon. Yesterday the mother.
Mrs. Mary YaaDtrginst, was taken to
tbe hospital ill with rheumatism, and
four other children, Grace, aged 11;
Clara, aged S; Mary, aged 5. and Louis,
aged 2. were taken to Bethany home
to be cared for till the mother is well.
At tbe borne the children resisted
receiving tbe customary bath and dis
infectant. One of them. Marv. acci-
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RIFLE SHOOTS TO
BE AT LATER DATE
Mexican Trouble Necessitates
Postponement for Annual
Seventeenth street, south or Eigh
teenth avenue, had been held, at which
time it was decided to fight annexation
in the courts, unless the following al
leged demands were met:
"That tbe city of Rock Island lay wa
terms Iris and sewer 1" rront of tbe
properties of Cbarlos Wood. Mrs. Wil
liam Irwin, William Scbroeder, Coony
Klrsch. George Richmond and myself
(CampbU at tbe expense of tbe city
and without charge to us cr we will
fight the annexztlon of the territory
(meaning the territory above describ
ed), and if watermalns and sewer are
laid at tbe city's expense in front of
the properties named we will not fight
Mayor Schriver in an affidavit also
stated that Campbell declared that tbe
annexation petition was faulty in that
It lacked S2 of the required number of
ltaraes. Tbe mayor refused to con
sider the proposition alleged to hare
been made by Campbell.
Mr. Richmond in a recent statement
to the papers declared his name bad
been used by Mr. Campbell without his
knowledge or consent. "I never took
tie attitude attributed to me he said
la Us communication."" "I bad not
fought annexation of my property. I
tad sot asked or demanded or expect
ed to or authorized any one else to
or demand for me, that 1 be given
ay apodal rights or privileges, not
wrded to aH cilixer.a alike."
Mr. Campbell also published a coo
Ewnlcation in which the admitted that
spilled over her arm and back, causing
blisters. When the father. Emil Van
Derglnst. learned of this be objected
to leaving the children longer at the
home and so Mary was sent to St.
Anthony's hospital, where she can have
better care and be near her mother.
Her condition is not serious.
1915 Meet at Urbana.
TJrbana, TIL, June 4. Illlni rooters
cheered last night when it was gos
siped that tbe conference board would
be asked to send tbe 1915 track meet
to Illinois Field. It is Illinois' turn to
be host aga?n to the meet, and Profes
sor G. A. Goodenough, conference rep
resentative, will request that tbe com
petition be located here. Tbe meet
was held on Illinois Field in 1910 and
was a success. Providing it is decided
to make Illinois Field tbe permanent
athletic field, a concrete stadium will
The annual rttle matches of the Cth
regiment, I. N. G which are held at
Sterling, will probably be postponed
two weeks this year, owing to tbe
Mexican situation. Many regular army
officers, principally from Fort Sheri
dan, compete in these matches, and
they are in Mexico at the present time.
The dates for the regimental, state
and national rifle contests will be cho
sen as soon as word is received from
Washington. The regimental shoot
will probably be held about July 1. at
Sterling, and the. state shoot In Sep
tember. Iast year the regimental
shoot was held on June 13, and state
shoot June 30 to July 7.
Captain Ed Dunavin of Company A
of Rock Island made some excellent
records in the contests last year and
hopes to repeat. He will take seven
picked men to the range near the
Watch Tower Sunday for the first out
door, practice of the season.
pieces that had been ordered for the
The matter has been taken up this
week by the Kemble teachers and af
ter a conference among them has been
ndjunted so that the amount contribu
ted by the children will be donated to
the fund that is being raised for a sol
diers" monument at Chippiannock cem
etery and thus the contributions of the
children will have a permanent use in
this lasting memorial to the heroes of
the Civil war.
MILAN MAN OIES
BY HIS OWN HAND
Peter Nelson, Night Watch
man at Boat Yard, Shoots
Self in Temple.
IN FIT OF DESPONDENCY
Retired to Hie Room After Visit
Sears and Lay Down on Bed -to
Fire Fatal Shot.
A. Peter Iselson or Milan com
mitted suicide this morning by shoot
ing himself in the right temple with a
32-callbre revolver. Death was in
stantaneous. The deed is supposed to
have been the result of despondency.
He had been drinking heavily of late.
Mr. Nelson, who was 56 years of age.
has been employed as night watchman
at the government boat yard in the
Hennepin canal near Milan for the
last year. This morning after return
Ing from work he went to Sears. He
came home at 11 o'clock, immediately
going to his bedroom to sleep, as his
wife supposed. In a few moments,
however, a shot was heard in the room
and Mrs. Nelson, investigating, found
her husband had shot himself, the
body lying across the bed. The re
volver, which was the one he had used
as watchman, was in his hand.
Dr. G. A. Wiggins was called but
found that death had undoubtedly
taken place. Instantly. Coroner R. C.
J. Meyers was notified and at once
went to Milan to hold an inquest.
Long a Section Foreman.
Mr. Nelson was a native of Sweden
but had been a resident of Milan for
score of years. For a long time he
was section foreman on the Mercer
county branch of the Rock Island road
The sole survivor in the immediate
family is the widow, their only child
having died a couple of years ago. The
Nelson home is on Second street be
tween Water and Dixon streets.
Artificial Ice is Clean and
It is pure all the way through and
there are no soft spots. It is as nearly
perfect as Ice can be made and that is
tbe reason it melts so slowly and is so
economical to use.
fj it is bo wnoiesome mat you cu
J it with perfect safety In the prepara
tion of frozen desserts and iced drinks
and it adds wonderfully to their deli
cate flavor. If you have not used Arti
ficial Ice you don't know how good Ice
can be. Let us show you.
Daily capacity. 25 tons. Telephone
your orders early first come, first
Rock Island Artificial Ice
Fourteenth St. First Ave.
Phone, R. I. 333.
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POLICE WE 20
RAID OM MEYERS
Four Are Arrested in House on
Twenty-Second Street by
Officers and Are Fined.
Rail Strike at Bloomlngton.
Bloomington, III., June 4. Because
the company refused to reinstate a
man discharged a week ago as a slug
gard, employes of the Chicago and Al
ton shops struck yesterday.
HERE NEXT WEEK
Democratic Candidate for Unit
ed States Senatorship Nom
ination to Visit.
Business Men of Tri-Cities.
Tri-City lodge No. 133. Switchmen's
Union of North America are not doing
any soliciting of any kind In the Tri
JACOB CLuUlK. Pres.
J. B. PRITCHETT, Sec
Yes but far more important is the effect of food
on body and brain.
Is not only a dUEghtfuDy appetizing food, but is remark
ably rich in nutritive values.
Made from whole wheat nd barley, Qrape-Nuts
retains all the nutrition of these grains, including the
mineral salts phosphate of potash, etc so necessary
for growth and repair of the delicate brain and nerve
tisanes, but which are so often lacking in ordinary food.
Ready to eat from the package, with cream or milk
and a sprinkle of sugar
A ration of Grape-Nuts along with other food helps
wonderfuDy to provide a well-balanced dietary.
"There's a Reason
. sold by Grocers everywhere.
Carl Schura Vrooman of Blooming
ton, candidate for the democratic
nomination for United States senator,
who is making a tour of the state, is
to be a Rock Island visitor next week.
11. P. Flint, one of Mr. Vrooman's cam
paign managers, was in the city today
making arrangements for the visit of
the candidate. Mr. Vrooman is 42
years old, a MUaourlan by birth, long
a resident of Kansas, and a student
for several years at Harvard and in
Europe of political and economic con
ditions. He Is now an alfalfa farmer
in Illinois. He married Miss Julia
Scott, daughter of Mrs. Matthew T.
Scott, former president general of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion. He bas been active In demo
cratic politics since 1890, but never
ran for office until last winter, when In
the Illinois legislature be received 34
votes for the United States senator
ship. He is the author of numerous
inaKazlne articles and of a book en
titled "American Railway Problems.
The house of John Meyers on Twen
ty-second street between Third and
Fourth avenues was raided a second
time in two days late yesterday after
noon by the police and four people, two
men and two women were pinched.
Meyers, Blanch Collins and another
woman were nabbed in a raid of the
place Tuesday afternoon. The three
were fined at that time.
The police, however, are determined
to watch the place and the four people
were arrested yesterday. They were
arraigned before Police Magistrate C
J. Smith this morning, and Meyers and
the Collins woman were each fined $100
and costs in default of which they
were sentenced to the county jail for
20 days. Mabel Moore and Frank Col
lins, two others arrested, were fined
$5 and coats which they paid.
LICENSED TO WED
Carl H. Seidel, Jr ...Rock Island
Miss Anna Lee H'te Rock Island
news all the time The
These Celebrated Clothcraft $15 and
$16.50 Suits for $10.95, and $18 and
$20 Suits at $13.95 are Attracting the
Attention of Economical Men.
KEMBLE SCHOOL FLOWER
PIECE IS NOT DELIVERED
In decorating the soldiers' monu
ment for Memorial day a prominent
place Is always given to the floral
pieces purchased by contributions
from the children in the city schools.
In arranging these floral pieces on tbe
court bouse monument last Saturday
there vias considerable disappoint
ment among the children of the Kem
ble school when they observed that
their floral offering did not appear
with the others. The children at
Kemble always take an active interest
In all Ih cue appeals for public service.
It has since been learned that the
floral pleoe ordered by a committee of
the Kemble school teachers on behalf
of the children of that school was not
delivered owing to the runh of things
that morning and the numerous floral
Than Wood or Masonry, Fire
proof. Rustproof. Weathertfght.
Portable All Steel Garages; any
size. Quick Pwlrtrery.
J. C STEVKNS, Agent.
M. 1. IT. IMI Tfcli-4 Ar.
When M. & K. announce a Bale. po-
rle know that the reduction wui De
genuine and the values absolutely the
best that can be bad. And this is par
ticularly true of the sale now being
held on these exceptionally good
These are strictly all wool, hand
tailored suits. Regular $15 and $16.50
values are priced $10.95. and regular
$18 and $20 values at $13.95. Every
one ia an aibsolutely new spring style,
coming m tbe new two or three button
English roll and also in a more con
Made up of the new chalk stripes in
the various popular colors. In tbe lot
nrlced 113.95 are some silk mixed
There are stripes that appeal to the
roune. nobbv dresser who knows
where real style is, and there are
styles for tbe older man who desires
something stylish, yet not quite so
Every suit Is covered by a bona-fide
guarantee from the manufacturers,
bncked by M. A K. You'll And it in
the pocket of every suit.
The sale opened yesterday, and from
the way people responded to it. It is
evident that they have all confidence
In M. &: K. advertising and M. K.'e
ability to give them real bargains.
Rarely arv you effered an opportun
ity for such a decided suit saving so
early In the season and you'll be wise
Lu lake adv&nu&a of UiU oau. (Adv.) ,
Mr. Welsh and family of Marshall-
town, Iowa, were visiting relatives
here last week.
. Last Tuesday evening the local Or
der of the Eastern Star met in regular
session at tbe Masonic hall.
A baby boy has arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Miner.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Janen mourn tbe
loss of their infant daughter, Cathar
ine, who died suddenly of spasms last
Wednesday at 4 o'clock. Burial took
place Friday morning. The parents
have the sympathy of the community
in their sudden, sad bereavement.
The graduation exercises of the class
of 1914 of the Silvis schools took place
at the Memorial Methodist church last
Thursday evening when the following
program was given:
Song of the Volunteers Chorus.
Invocation Rev. J. M. Osborne.
March, Herorgue (trio) Kathryn
Seypohltowsky, Hattie Swanson, Al
Address Prof. E. E. Van Cleve, Ma
Voice (trio) Mildred Peterson,
Catharine De Bourcy. Bernice Kirk-
patrick, Pearle Ball, Hattie Swanson.
Presentation of diplomas.
Solo Miss Beck.
The Distant Chimes Chorus.
Benediction Rev. L. M. Thompson.
This was the fifth annual commence
ment of the Silvis schools. Tbe
names of tbe graduates are Alvera A.
Johnson, Earl Patterson, Hattie Swan
son, Kathryn Seypohltowsky, Cath
arine De Bourcy, Edna O. Johnson
Marguerite E. Leasure, Laura Mae
Thorner, Lucina Peterson, Bernice
Kirkpatrick, Herbert Osburn.
Harold Osburn of Lafayette, 111., vis.
ited relatives here last week.
Decoration day tbe local baseball
team defeated tbe Rose Hill boys by
a score of 5 to 4.
Last Wednesday afternoon the mem
bers and friends of the Baptist Ladies'
Aid society were entertained at the
home of Mrs. John Solomon .on Four
teenth street. A nice lunch followed
some time spent in sewing and gen
Mr. Walsh is quite ill, having Bus
ing sustained a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Mary Phelps, accompanied by
two nurses, was brought home last
Tuesday from Mercy hospital, Daven
port, where she has been the last two
months, having successfully under
gone two operations.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Leeper of Sixth
street are visiting in Charter Oak,
Mildred Hord continues 111.
Mildred Donnan returned home last
Tuesday accompanied by her grand
mother from a visit with friends at
Last Sunday afternoon the Moline
merchants were defeated in a lively
game of baseball in a score of 7 to 9
by the local team, called Silvis Boys'
Mrs. Mary Phelp has as a guest her
nephew, Carl Miller, of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Kindelsberger arrived
home from a visit in Chicago.
Willie Kindelsberger has arrived
home from a visit in Tipton, Iowa.
The graduating class spent a very
delightful day at Watch Tower park
last Saturday. Miss Millen and Prof.
and Mrs. Justin Washburn accompan
ied them. Next year two years of high
school work will be added to tbe
schools here making a complete high
Mrs. N. Lundberg who recently re
turned home from a visit in California
and New Mexico while ca route to her
home in Hillsdale. I1L, visited friends
and relatives here.
Miss Lould Mickey departed for her
home at Blggsvllle Tuesday after
teaching tbe eighth grade here tbe
Tbe following program was given by
the B. Y. P. U. at the Baptist church:
Piano solo, Willis Allen; evening song.
Reuben Wretman; vocal solo. Miss Ad-
elia Leonard; piano solo, Mrs. Solo-
man; piano solo, zona Us born; read
ing. Madaline Ferguson; selection by
male quartet; piano solo, Willis Allen;
reading, Mrs. F. Heddick; vocal solo,
Oscar Johnson; pantomine, Josephine
Nelson, Lettitia Koming; duet, Joseph
ine Nelson and Ethel Kirkpatrick.
Mrs. H. Kirkpatrick has recovered
from a recent illness.
Mildred Dorman is visiting relatives
in Port Byron.
Mrs. Jessie Brown of Osborne vis
ited relatives here part of last week. ,
The entertainment given for the ben
efit of the local library board last Tues
day evening was well attended. Mrs.
Faye Hough-McCarthy of Rock Island
and the local glee club furnished a de
Paul Love of Des Moines, Iowa, and
Foster Coyne of Rock Island were vis
itors at the shops Wednesday.
Mrs. Mary Phelp has as a guest her
nephew Carl Miller of Chicago.
George Tutbury, who recently sus
tained a stroke of paralysis, is re
ported very ill.
Bob Wanless and family have moved
Mrs. . Charles Spangler bad as a
guest her brother of Wyanett, 111.
The graduating class went to Moline
Monday to have their pictures taken
in a groupe-
Miss Eva Yocks has taken a position
at the L. and C. restaurant.
Miss Lily Bromley of Rock Island
visited relatives here last week.
Last Sunday the Silvis Boys' club
defeated the Moline Merchants in a
very lively game of baseball at the
local diamond on Sixth street, the
score being 7 to 9. Monday the East
Moline Juniors were defeated by the
Silvis Juniors in a score of 28 to 11.
Ruth Peterson and Harry Freeland
are the -new clerks at Johnson Broth
ers' grocery store.
MOSE MEYERS GOT
ANOTHER 10 DAYS
Davenport Colored Man Affords
Police Court Loungers ,,
J. P. Sanders was in Davenport Mon
day on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richards of Wa
tertown visited Tuesday with the for
mer's sister, Mrs. Ernest Gerkin.
Mrs. William Eipper is slowly re
covering from a recent illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Walters of
Zuma were tbe guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Genung Sunday.
The Adelphia Mothers' club will
meet with Mrs. Mabel Mahlstead the
last Thursday of this month.
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Palmer of Hills
dale spent last Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mahlstead.
Ray C. Palmer is still confined in
the hospital at Iowa City although re
ports come that he is improving.
Joe Wreath recently purchased an
Overland car from John Butzer. Oliver
Extrum and Oscar Peterson each a
Ford, and William Eipper and S.
Schafer each a Moline car.
Mose Meyers, a Davenport colored
man, who has been arrested many times
by the Rock Island police, and who
yesterday was given freedom arter
serving ten days at the county Jail.
was picked up by the police asleep on
the sidewalk in the business section
of the city last night.
This morning he was arraigned be
fore Police Magistrate Smith and af
forded the police court loungers much
"Had to come across the river again,
did you, Mose?" he was asked by Mag
istrate Smith. "Well, I am going to
fix you this time, and every time you
come before me you are going to get It.
I'll teach you to stay over in Daven
port." - v-
"Well, I jest tell yah, Mr. Smith,"
responded Mose, "that I'se going to
come to Rock Island jes as long's
Rock Island's Rock Island." -.
"Like the brand over here, . Mose?"
queried Chief Brinn. "What is it, R.
LB.? What's Mose's kick this morning?"
"No kick at all," smiled the magis
trate. "He knows he's it this time.
It'll be $50 and costs for you this
morning, Mose." ;
Later Mose remarked that he has
seen all of them, including the best
"But they all fall sooner or later," he
asserted. ,- ':
Dr. Mary J. Hogue, who makes a,
specialty of the study of marine ant
mal life, has been appointed a profei
sor of biology at Wellesley college. . j
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