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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULT 7, I9H.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE A
f A MOLINE HOTEL
Conflagration in Rear Cupola of
Manufacturers' Hotel Draws
Crowd of Thousands.
FIREMEN SUBDUE FLAMES
Entire Structure Threatened for Time
Second Alarm Sent Out and
Fir? which for a t'-me threatened the
destruction of the Manufacturers' bo
- tel. corner of Sixteenth street and
.. Third avenue, at noon today, was fi
nally controlled by the firemen after a
fight which lasted for a little less than
an hour. A general alarm was sent out
.. at about 12.30. the laddies from the
. central station, a naif block away, re
tponding. It was soon found, however,
that help was necessary before the
blaze could be controlled, and a second
emergency alarm was sent out calling
together all of the companies in. the
Smoke Pours From Windows.
Smoke was pouring from the upper
" rtcry windows in dense volumes when
the firemen arrived in answer to the
"' emergency call, and for a time It look
ed as if at least a part of the structure
" was doomed, to destruction. The lad
" dies fought valiantly, however, and
soon had the blaze under control, al
though it "as necessary to use con
siderable water. The greatest damage
: -was occasioned by water and smoke.
Thousands who were out for the
noon nour viewea in uiaze irom r
lous advantageous points
AFTER A THREAT
Complicated Case Veatures the
Morning's Hearing in Lo
cal Police Court.
Stanlslaw Kerolewsky, a resident of
the east end of the city, was arrested
by the police Monday afternoon on
, complaint oC Joseph Kozera, who al
leges that Kerolewsky stole a revolver
from him. On the other hand, the de
fendant claims that Kozera threatened
. to shoot him and pulled a gun with the
evident intention of doing so. Kero
lewsky then took the revolver away
from the would-be murderer, accord
ing to his story, and Kozera then
swore out a warrant against him on
a charge of having stolen the weapon.'
The case, as can be readily 6een, is i
somewhat complicated, and was to i
have come ud for trial this morning in
- - h MMirf nf Inatira PVoH FnfriUin !
The complaining witness failed to put
- in an appearance, however, and the
case was continued until tomorrow !
morning at 9 o'clock.
It is said that several others are im-!
f plicated and the police are making an j
i , effort to Becure them for the hearing.
TO BE GUILTLESS
'companies have been notified to cut
-. ilthe weeds along the tracks and it is
, Jrlrst case in new municipal probabie this win be done sometime
Court Room Heard by
Jury of Six.
-" Th pain nt the state of Illinois vs !
-aVugust Jacobsen of this city, came up I
-. tor a hearing before a jury of six men j
in the new municipal court room this
S morning, and-the defendant was found j
'"not guilty" after a 10-mlnute deliber-'
itMpntaltr this wan f hp first rMA tn i
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room at the city hail and quite a ;
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i. Jacobsen is one of a number of.'
union men charged by George W. John
on. suDerlntendent of the Moline Fur-
T niture plant, with assault and battery.
t Johnson claimed while testifying in
t the case that he had been brutally at-
Island last Wednesday evening, short
ly after 5 o'clock, and contended that
Jacobsen was one of the attacking
party. The case was the outgrowth of
recent labor troubles at the plant.
OBITUARY RECORD II
John S. Lundquist.
John S. Lundquiflt, one of the Swed
ish pioneers of this ity, died Monday
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evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of
his son. Charles J. Lundquist, 2305
Fifth avenue, following a stroke of
Mr. Lundquist was born Aug. 31,
1844, In Westergotland. Sweden, and
came to this city in 1869, where he ias
since resided, lie worked as a carpen
ter for many years, residing in the
west end of the city, later moving to
the east end of what Is now- East Mo
line, where he engaged in farming.
About a year ago he retired because of
falling health. His was a busy life
and he was identified with a number
of the enterprises that were organized
by the more progressive Swedish
American residents of the city.
Left to mourn besides the widow are
four daughters, Mrs. Anna Dahlln, Mrs.
John Christensen and Mrs. Ruth John-
! son of this city, and Mrs. J. J. Russell
I of Rock Island, and three sons, Charles,
'Arthur and Arnold of this city. One
brother. Gustav Lundquist. 301 Fifth
avenue, and one sister who lives in
Sweden, "are also left.
Funeral services will be held at the
home of the son Wednesday afternoon
at 2:30, with burial in Riverside ceme
tery. COMMITTEE WILL
HAVE A MEETING
Browning Field to Be Improved
for Football Season Is De
sire of Members.
A meeting of the members of the
committee in charge of the work to
! soon be undertaken in transforming
' Browning field into municipal athletic
j grounds, is to be held Thursday morn-
nlans will be discussed re-
j gar(jing getting the field into condi
tion for football next fall. The com
mittee is composed of M. R. Carlson,
R. M. Johnson, Nelson Green, J. E.
Bodine. Emil Johnson, with R. S. Hos
ford as chairman. A report on the
result of the Thursday morning meet
ing will be made to the Greater Mo
line committee at the regular weekly
It is thought that the ravine can not
be filled and leveled this year, but it
is desired that a good start be made
and that the field be in good condition
for football when the season arrives.
The committee seems to favor the
plan of forming a stock .company and
raising the money for the improve
ment of the field, rather than soliciting
the funds from local business men.
This matter will come up for a de
cision at the coming session.
IN THE EAST END
Commissioner Eastman said this
moraine that the east end of the city.
Thirtv-fourth to Fiftv-f.fth streets.
,s ow, absolutel y free from weeds.
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The work of cutting
the weeds in the vacant lots in the
;bluff district is now going on and in
another week the weed fighters believe
j that they will be in a position to defy
anyone to discover an unsightly or a
; useless nlant.
Tne Kreater part of the ast week lla8
been devoted Dy tne weed sleuth to
seeing that the weeds in the east end
were devasted. Where last year un
sightly, dust-laden shrubbery contribu
ted a constant fire and health menace,
as. well as an eyesore in an otherwise
1 beautiful section of the city, there is
i now neatly trimmed sod. The railroad
within the next week.
FOR MEETING FRIDAY
A meeting of the Sane Fourth asso
ciation, under whose auspices the big
celebration was held here last Satur
day, has been called for Friday even-
which time bills against the associa
tion will be allowed and other busi
ness matters taken up. Secretary C.
V. Johnson requests that all people
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at his offices in the city hall before)
Friday evening in order that the bills i
can be considered at the meeting. j
Echoes of the Independence day
i event here are still being heard, and i
lit was learned today that a movement
; Is on foot to stage a tri-city celebra
tion next year.
CHURCHES WAR ON PLAGUE j
Or. Blue Reports Situation at New Or. !
leans "Satisfactory. I
New Orleans. July 7. Congregations
of New Orleans churches were urged j
yesterday to cooperate with health au-1
thcrities In the general cleanup cam-j
palgn for the eradication of bubonic
plague. The ministers spoke at the
suggestion of Dr. W. T. O'Reilly, city
health officer. No new cases of plague !
were reported. After a canvass of the
infected zone Dr. Rupert Blue, surgeon
general, said: "The situation is satis
factory." RENEW TRAFFIC ON RIVER
Mississippi Freight Barge Leaves New
Orleans for St. Paul.
New Orleans, July 7. The transpor
tation of freight on the Mississippi
river from its headwaters to the gulf
was resumed yesterday after twenty
years' suspension, when barge No. &
left here for St. Paul, Minn.
PURCHASE SHOE STOCK.
Prlester-Hickey Company Complete
Deal at Minonk, III., to Be
The Priester-Hickey Shoe company
have purchased the Henry O. Jochum
shoe stock at Minonk. I1L The stock
was bought at any exceptionally low
price, and is being shipped tb this
city. As soon as the stock can be ar
ranged and remarked it will be placed
on sale here at the Priester-Hickey
store in the Harper house block.
Taken frrm Saturday's Argus.
MAN IN NEW WORK
William A. Jones, Erstwhile
Newspaper Man, Resigns as -Editor
of Trade Journal.
Friends in this city of William A.
Jones, a former resident hae and
newspaper man, will be interested to
learn that he has resigned his posi
tion as editor of the Implement Trade
Journal of Kansas City, Mo., and will
take to the lecture platform as a fu
ture vocation. In commenting upon
Mr. Jones' decision, the current issue
of the Implement Trade Journal has
the following to say:
"In connection with the lecture
which Mr. Jones delivers free under
the auspices of the local business or
ganization, he is prepared to direct
the advertising of the meetfcg along
original lines, which will assure a
representative attendance from both
town and country. During the day
Of the lecture Mr. Jones will be ready
to meet with the officers and commit
tees of the local organization and go
over local situation, thoroughly devel
oping and completing plans, not
only for the meeting itself, but also
for a 60-day membership boosting
campaign and for the permanent
conduct of the enlarged organization
on a basis that is bound to be of
equal interest to town and country
alike and to make for an ideal com
munity. Where desired Mr. Jones
supplies a carefully worked out con
stitution for the guidance and safe
guarding of the organization. As any
one knows who has observed modern
tendencies there is a great need for
the sort of work Mr. Jones is pre
pared to accomplish, and his services
should be in great demand. His head
quarters will be at his home, 3215
Olive street, Kansas City. Mo.
"A new field of activity the devel
opment of a plan of cooperation with
local commercial clubs or other busi
ness organizations looking toward a
solution of the problems of the coun
try merchant and the farmer has
been entered by William A. Jones,
former editor of the Implement Trade
are showu in great variety at
our store, we have the largest
line of sterling silverware in
this vicinity. We have Just re
ceived four new designs in ta
ble flatware. Our line of Jew
elry, diamonds, and watches are
the best to be bad; we special
ize on fine first water diamonds
and show them from 4 karat to
Indies' bracelet watches are
the proper thing for this spring
and we are showing a large line,
ranging in price from $12.00 to
J. Ramscr's Sons
of Men's Women's
Journal. This is a subject in which
Mr. Jones has taken a great interest
for many years. He believes that tne
Trenton idea, with some modifications
and fuller development, offers the
key to the solution. With this idea
in view he has prepared a copy
righted address. Ideas and Ideals in
Comnuinity Building, in which he
covers the ground thoroughly and
presents remedies for present day
evils. Mr. Jones, from his experience
as farmer, clerk, retail merchant.
journalist, secretary of a live business
men's organization in a small city
and trade paper editor, is able to
treat of the subject from every angle."
FAIR STORE ON
Willis Reed Retires From Ac
tive Business Life and Moves
to New California Home.
After 20 years in active business life
in Moline, as proprietor of the Fair
store In the bluff district, Willis A.
Reed has disposed of his business to
Albert C. Crosswell of Rock Island,
and will retire from active business
life. The store Is located at 1501 Fif
tesnth street and is one of the finest
business houses in the bluff district
of the city.
Mr. Reed, together wifa his wife
and daughter. Miss Marguerite Reed,
left Monday evening for Pasadena,
Cal., where he has purchased, a new
home and will live in future. His
son, Frank Reed, is now residing at
Mr. Reed was one of the first busi
ness men on the bluff, having moved
to this city 25 years ago, opening a
store for the sale of general merchan
dise, and since that time he has built
up a prosperous trade. His residence
propert in the city will be rented.
Mr. Croswtll, the new owner of
the Fair, was formerly proprietor of a
drug store on the bluff and therefore
is known to Moline residents of that
vicinity. He has also been in the
drug business in Rock Island since
selling out his local business, and is
an experienced business man.
Miss Marguerite Reed, daughter of
the former proprietor of the Fair, has
been teaching algebra in the Moline
high school and resigned that position
in order to accompany her parents to
their new California home. ' The
teachers' committee has not yet chosen
a successor to Miss Reed, but action
in this matter will be taken in the
MAKE AUTO TRIP
Alec Bloom and Family Travel
Over 1,000 Miles With
Mr. and Mrs. Alec Bloom and two
sons. Roy and Harry, ' arrived in the
city last evening after an automobile
trip from Long moot, Colo., which if
40 miles from Denver. They left Long
mont Wednesday, July. 1, requiring
approximately six days to make the
run, which was over 1,000 miles. The
trip was made in five passenger tour.
Ing car. The party suffered no break
downs along the road, and escaped
even a puncture. The roads were in
During their stay in the city they
witl be guests of Mr. Bloom's sister.
Mrs. Eva Ed, 406 Railroad avenue. j
Selling Out the Henry Q.
Of MINONK, ILL
Beginning tomorrow morning
above stock at startling prices, consisting
Priester-Hickey Stioe Co.
Harper House Block Rock Island
IS BEING RAISED
Rev. Mr;. Bergstrom Jubilant
Over Success .Which Has
Crowned His Efforts.
With $629 secured in pledges in a
four-day canvass at New Windsor for
the 'Lutheran hospital that is to rise
In Moline, Rev. A. F. Bergstrom has
returned home much elated over the
success that has crowned his efforts
in the money-raising line during the
last week. He lias secured from one
New Windsor man a pledge that he
will endow a room in the hospital
when that institution becomes a re
ality, and he expects to secure at least
$1,000 in New Windsor before he closes
his work there. He will return this
week to write additional pledges.
Mr. Bergstrom will o to Aledo next
Sunday morning to speak in the Luth
eran church there, inaugurating a fund
raising campaign in that city, to be
directed by Rev. J. A. Hemborg.
One of the most active booster or
ganizations for the new hospital, says
Mr. Bergstrom, is the one that has
been launched at Rio the Rural Coun
try club the sole aim of which is to
secure pledges to the hospital building
PROVES A FROST
East Moline Hill Residents
Think Menagerie Has
Broken Loose. -
Ten Greek residents of East Moline
organized themselves into a glee club
Monday evening, and selecting a well
populated district on the hill began to
sing songs of the day. The songs were
all right, and so was the music, the
company in no way being to blame, but
in the words of a recent comedian the
would-be musicians got the music
started sweetly, but it came out bajd.
And residents of the hill district ot
East Moline were of the opinion that
Barnum & Bailey had arrived aheai
of time and the menagerie had broken
loose. When, however, the real cause
of the trouble was discovered, the
Creeks w-ere arrested, and when ar
raigned In police court this morning
were fined $2.80 each. Five of the
number, having no visible means ot
support, were allowed to go free with
the fines suspended over their head3,
but those who had the money were
forced to pay up. It will be some time
before the Grecian double quintet will
perform again in East Moline.
A FINE PROGRAM
Unique Contests With Music
Feature Independence Cele
bration at Watertown.
Approximately 95 per cent of the pa
tients at Watertown hospital partici
pated in the annual Independence day
celebration held at the institution Sat
urday, a fine program having been ar
ranged for the day for their benefit.
The day proved a success in every
manner, and the fact that sp large a
percentage of the patients were able
to be out is considered a remarkably
and Children's Shoes, Oxfords
good showing. The more violently in
sane were of course not permitted to
participate, and in addition to thlF
there were six others physically una
ble to leave their apartments.
Ten unique events, including such
contests as a wheelbarrow race, pie
eating contest, etc.. were among the
features of the program, and the in
mates expressed great enthusiasm. . A
14-piece band, an orchestra and a quar
tet furnished the music for the day.
There were plenty of refreshments
Dr. J. A. Campbell was in charge
of the program, and was ably assisted
by his staff of co-workers in making
the celebration a big success.
IT COSTS $2.80 TO
FALTER BY WAYSIDE
Too much indulgence in liquid re
freshments Fourth of July brought
grief in a small measure to four Mo
line visitors, who were arraigned be
fore Police Magistrate Frank Gustaf
son Monday afternoon charged with
intoxication and disorderly conduct.
The four were arrested last Saturday
and kept in the city lockup until their
arraignment, when the magistrate im
posed a fine of $2.80 upon each one of
John Hoskins, colored, a Moline
man, also paid a $2.80 fine on a charge
of disorderly conduct, while Andrew
Benisch and Tony Reddish, both ot
this city, will be given a hearing Wed
nesday on a charge of disorderliness
brought against them by John Janies-
BL0MGREN GIVES ADDRESS
Patriotic Program at Emmanuel Luth
eran Church Well Attended.
Dr. C. A. Blomgren delivered a pa
triotic address at the Sunday morn
ing service in the Emmanual Lutheran
church. Forty-sixth street, the church
auditorium being well filled for the
patriotic program which had been ar
ranged. The interior of the edifice
was fittingly decorated for the occa
sion with American flags and red.
white and blue bunting, the program
opening with patriotic songs by the
Svea male chorus. There were read
ings and further music on the pro
gram, in addition to the principal ad
dress which was delivered by Dr.
STOLEN AUTOMOBILE IS
RECOVERED BY M0LINER
William Driggs, a Moline watchmak
er employed In the Josephson jewelry
store, has recovered his stolen five
passenger Velie touring car, but it is
j in a somewhat battered condition, and
shows the signs of considerable rough
handling on the part of its borrowers.
The car was found standing against
the curbing on Seventeenth street, be
tween Fifth and Sixth avenues, early
this morning, and was doubtless left
there by the robberp some time dur
ing the night. The" police have no
clues which might lead to the capture
of the thief or thieves which ever the
case may be.
CARELESS AUTO OWNER
LEAVES CAR IN STREET
Someone who cares less about their
financial condition than do most peo
ple left an automobile standing on
Seventeenth avenue in the vicinity of
Sixteenth Btreet on the evening of the
Fourth, and the car is still there. The
police have taken cliarge of the ma
chine, which Is a Holliday bearing no
license number, and every effort is be
ing made to locate the owner. There
are no clues whatever which mlsnt
establish the owner's Identity, and if
someone does not claim the car soon
it will be probably be confiscated for
j city use by the officials.
Plans Under Way for Annual
Picnic of Retail Merchants' :
As the result of a petition that has
been circulated by shoemen and cloth
ier members of the Retail Merchants'
association, all the shoe ( and clothing
stores in the downtown district havs
agreed. to adopt the 6 o'clock closing
hour on Wednesday, beginning this
week. The new rule will be in eiTect
for the three summer months, and on
Wednesday, Sept. IS, the usual clos
ing hour will be observed. On Satur
day evenings the stores will remain
open as usual.
For those stores on the bluff and In
outlying districts of the city there wi.'l
be no change from the usual custom.
By practically all these Wednesday is
regared the . same as any other day
except Saturday and no ironclad rule
has been adopted relative to the hour
at which the stores shall be closed.
Preparations are going on for the
annual outing of the Retail Merchants'
association to be held on Campbell's
island,Tuesday, July 14. Frank Haynes
of the firm of Mengel & Haynes is
marshaling the married men for the
exhibition of baseball that is to feature
the entertainment being provided by
the committee, and Ed Wahlstrand,
the grocer, is assembling the single
men who are to be the opponents in
the combat ' The game is scheduled
to start at 5 p. m., the picnic supper at
7. followed by brief business session
of one-half hour. Mangold's orchestra
has been secured for the dancing that
will close the entertainment.
INQUEST IS HELD
BY THE CORONER
Coroner JR. C. J. Meyer impaneled
a jury Monday afternoon and held an
inquest over the remains of the man
found dead in a Thirty-fourth street
pasture Monday morning. The Jury
decided that death was due to naturf
Carl Lundberg of the Moline ETec
trlc laundry identified the dead man
as Godfrey Josephson. Mr. Lundbers
said that he had known him when
bov in the old country. Deceased has
but one relative, a sister in Sweden.
Funeral services were held and ths
body was laid to rest in Riversld
According to the London Globe, th
goldfish In the warm mineral aic. "
the famous Roman baths at Bath hare
learned to ring a bell for their dinner.
. it in th water 'W
an ingenious pivot attachment, rrom
which strings hang down In the water.
When the goldfish pull the strings
bell sounds and a cup of ants' eygs
turned automatically into the water. .
of the Stomach, Liver and
Bowels, for they are the eon
trolling power In maintain
ing health and strength at
the first sign of distress U
It tones the system and
promotes better hoalth.