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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. AXJGVST 26. 1 01 4.
IS WILSON PLAN
Provides $40,000,000 for Ships
to Carry United States
CAPITAL MAY BE TARDY
Vessels to Be Operated During War
and in Peace, the Latter Time
Washington. D. C Aug. 26. Unless
the shipping interet-ts of the country
immediately prjve to the administra
tion that they are capable of handling
American forl-inn commerce, the gov-
ernment will soon purchase enough
boats to control the trade.
Not content with the proposition to
create a corporation capitalized at $10.
000.000 and having full u-se of $30,000.
000 in Panama canal bonds for the pur
pose of operating merchant ships, the
ad t. in 1st rat ion now- approves the plan
of toe house naval affairs committee
to speed $40,000,000 for naval auxiliar
ies 'o be ured on trade routes during
times of peace,
A subcommittee of the house naval
committee headed by Representative
Talbott of Maryland, yesterday con
ferred -with the president on the naval
auxiliary proposition. President Wil
son gave it his hearty approval.
Accordfng to the subcommittee's
view, the sum of $40,000,000 should be
appropriated Immediately to purchase
and build vessels which can be used
as transports, hospital ships, and
scout ships during a war and as mer
chant men during time of peace.
Wilson Urges Broad Scope.
The committee informed the presi
dent it desired to confine the peace
activities of these government owned
vessels to South American trade
routes. President Wilson, however.
insisted that no such limitation be put
on them now.
The primiry object of the naval af
fairs subcommittee is to build up a
strong auxiliary fleet for the navy and
at the same time provide for its main
tenance by putting the vessels into
commercial business when there is no
war. Germany employs this system.
Practically every officer of a German
merchantman is an officer in the Ger
man navy, either active or reserve.
The committee feels that at the pres
et, t time it would be most unwise, to
permit government owned vessels to
ply in Kuropean waters. In the case
of those ships belonging to the cor
poration created by the Alexander biU.
the Talbott committee pointed out.
t.ev will be one step further removed
from the government than the aaval
French Lawyer Arouses Fear.
The opinion of Edouard Clunet, for
mer preeident of. the Institute of In
ternational Law, Paris, has tended
strongly to build up the fears of con
gressmen as to the advisability of put
ting the government ships in the Eu
ropean business during the hostilities.
M. Clunet says the vessels of bel
ligerents remaining in American har
bors for safety could do their govern-
menu no good w hatsoever, but if they
are converted into cash the cash could
be used to advantage.
"It would be a violation of neutral
ity." M. Clunet says, "for the United
States to permit idle property of u
certain value to be transformed into
cash, which would be unreliable and
of immediate value to a belligerent.
Robert Lansing, counsellor, and Cone
Johnson, solicitor of the state depart
ment, differ from the French authority
on this point They say the United
States can purchase such ships if the
sale is a bona fide one. They also as
sert that this country under the cus
toms of international law can send the
purchased ships wherever it sees fit.
Congress Takes No Action,
With the exception of the subcom
mittee's consideration of tho naval
auxiliary plan, congress made no pro
gress on the shipping measure. A rule
to make the war risk measure special
With Telling Effect
Gives Conscious Evidence of
Its Direct Action.
' . B. F , tt. famous blood fmrifl'r, sitaont
mm lc liH Ha war throuca tUm rir
ratatton. Iia anioo la ai dlrwt that vry
fta la mat forma of pkla aS1i-tloa tba
aeiv-sraara of taa aruptuitia rbacr urr-r
aJbt. tu lira aad mlatna ar ( ca aa!
racoTt-ry be!na lmmcdlatrl.
aa a matfr of far. thre la oa ingTH
t la . B. m. Mrii arrvra tte actlTF pur
paaa of aUmalal oj each rrllular part of
ta body to tha hra.ttj and Judkcloua -Irr-tlua
lit Ita own raarntial Butrlrarnt. That
U why It rirerrata ba bl-xd npj!y ; why
It Laa aurn a txeiac&d'.Ba Uflucsca la ovrr
romtax aczema, raab, pispUa, aal a.l aala
as4 la r'fartl!ns' tLa t'mot-m n. a.
baa a rapM and poaitlTa aniuiotal rBrri
cpaa all XMom IrrltatiAs UiCu-a-a that
raaaa rbauatatu. avra tLroat. weak ayaa,
laa cf welhr, ti..o, pal rb-ka. and that
wcartoraa tit tn'trr.t and nrrT that I am
rrally asprf'at as aprlng frer. Ol a
Btt: of tl. H. K. at any drug t-r. and la
m, tarn Amj you wi:i not cc!y fr.-i bricDt sail
etrfti-, but you wl.l U lu" picture of
arw life. F. fi K. rirepaml only In tha
Faborarory of Ttia rwltt hp-tfl fa. 83
Sait b.di , it tin ota. ia., who itainiatn a
very efllrlent Md!r terartaienr, whera all
wh ' ha any k.Uyi dleordr of a atnbtora
natoa may wrl'e frwy t,r adelra and a
eprlal book of Ini'nwIioB. P. r H la a!4
everywhere by drujr etor, d-partrnefit and
general atore but bewsra cf all aubaututcav
tf nut arrrpt' 1 lu-m.
English Recruits Being Hurriedly Licked Into Shape in London
This picture was made a few days ago in London and shows English recruits in Hyde Park being hurriedly licked into shape for the war. Note
that the men are in citizen's clothing, some of them wearing straw hats. England will send many recruits into the war as her standing army is compara
business was brought In, but Dot acted
upon. It will be taken up on Thurs
day. It probably will be followed by a
rule making the Alexander bill, creat
ing the government controlled corpora
tion, special business. The Alexander
bill is now before the house, though
not formally reported.
Acting Secretary of Commerce
Sweet took steps to expedite the reg
istering of foreign built vessels under
the American flag as permitted by the
recent act of congress.
Mr. Sweet ruled that it is not neces
sary for these vessels to be physically
present in American ports to be reg
istered. This ruling will materially
shorten the time for the registering of
many vessels, which it Is believed
will hoist the American flag under the
Tells Registration Method.
Mr. Sweet issued a regulation to re
move a mistaken notion that there is
wide difference between American
regulations for measuring vessels and
the regulations of other maritime na
tions. The regulation issued to col
lectors of customs is as follows:
"Merchant vessels of Great Britain,
Belgium. Denmark, Austria-Hungary,
the German empire, Italy. Sweden,
Norway. Spain, The Netherlands, Rus
sia. Finland. Portugal, Japan and
France will be deemed to be of the
tonnage denoted in their certificates
of register or other national papers.
and it shall not be necessary for such
vessels to be measured at any port of
the United States, the measurement
laws of those countries being sub
stantially similar to the laws of the
The department of commerce has
recommended that the president sus
pend the present law which requires
that the watch officers on all vessels
of American registry be citizens of the
United States. It is said that until
the preeident acts on the recommenda
tion there will be no applications for
United States registry, and none have
been filed as yet.
ROTARY CLUB HOLDS
The noonday luncheon of the Rotary
club was held yesterday at Hotel
Harms, with 56 members In attend
ance. Captain Walter A. Rosen field
Introduced Mr. Bassett, a native of
France, as a visitor. Mr. Bassett Is
stopping here a few days on his way
to France, where he will offer his
services in the war. He Is manager of
a phosphate company In the south, and
the larger part of the product being
shipped to Europe there Is little for
the company to do. He stated that on
his return to the United States the
first thing he would do would be to
take out naturalisation papers.
Captain Rosenfield made a talk on
the state militia. His talk was Inter
esting, covering the past and present
organisation and the advantages of the
new guard over the old.
The committee of the club will take
up civic work again during the fall.
President Connolly urged the members
to have their pictures taken, so that
the club roster may be gotten up with
TRI-CITY BOAT TO MAKE
2 MORE ST. PAUL TRIPS
The steamer Morning Star of the
Northern Steamboat company will
complete Its season's schedule by
making two more slx-duy cruises to
St. Paul and return. The boat will
leave Davenport and Rock Island, Aug
? and Hept. 5 at 3 p. m. The scenery
of the bluffs country of the upper riv
er is now at Its best. The autumn
coloring of the foliage, together with
the gray of the rocky bluffs, presents
a sight un equaled in the west. Cool
nights assure restful sleep. Excellent
meals and first clans service makes
the trip a real treat. Hound trip.
meals and berth Included, 125. Thir
ty hours In St Paul to visit sights.
For further inform at km as to reserva
tlona. et4 call Itock Island lsS. White
Collar Use steamboat office, a! foot
of Nineteenth street. (Adv.)
Arter this date I will not be respon
tible for any debts unless contracted
by myseir. O. O. Becbtelhelmer.
If sll the water power of this coun
try waa developed electrically it would
save the handling of 285,000,000 tons
of coal a year.
news all the time The
MAP SHOWS HOW THE HUGE RUSSIAN
ARMY IS OVERRUNNING EAST PRUSSIA
The above map shows the advance of the Russian army in East Prus
sia under Grand Duke Nicholas. In the capture of Insterburg, where it is
reported to have overwhelmed three German army corps, the Russians now
hold one of the most important strategic railway centers In East Prussia.
The Russians advanced by three lines from L-yck. Geldap and Gumblnnen.
The objective of this advance is Konlgsburg, the old capital of Prussia.
DAY IN DA
Alleged Forger's Wife Given Aid.
Stating that her husband is now In
jail in Linn county, Iowa, awaiting a
hearing before the grand Jury In Sep
tember on a charge of forgery, and
that she has no means of support for
herself and five children, Mrs. Mary
Mlynarlk. 2111 Eddy street, Davenport,
has applied to county authorities for
aid. , She was given a warrant for a
supply of -groceries. Mrs. Mlynarik
said that she has been in destitute cir
cumstances for several weeks and
that becoming desperate she came to
the county for assistance. She said
that when the Bettendorf shops were
closed iher husband waa thrown out of
work. H went to Cedar Rapids and
there committed the crime of forgery.
County poor authorities say that ap
plications for aid are becoming mora
numerous dally because of so many
being out of work. They predict that
the suffering this winter will be the
greatest in years because of the war
Donate Salary in Search of Knowl-1
edge. The city of Davenport is about
to receive a premature Christmas gift,
or in fact several of them, the philan
thropist roles to be assumed by three
aldermen and a member of the board
of public works. The local Kris Krln
gles are J. Frank Nebergall, William
H. Gosch, Fred U Waterman and Com
missioner of Public Works J. W. Crow
ley. These officials are anxious to
secure Information and data on the re-
YOUNG & M'COMBS'
surfacing of old brick pavements. The
city is 'unwilling to pay the expense of
a trip to various other municipalities,
and as a result the officials are going
to dig down into their own pockets, in
order that Davenport may be bona
filed. These members t the street
and paving committees expect to visit
Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. They
estimate that the trip will cost about
To Enter Suit for Damages. Alleg
ing that the defendant-to-be's automo
bile struck the motorcycle he was rid
ing, causing him to sustain severe in
juries, Ross George will file a suit for
$3,000 damages sgalnst Simon Ziffern
in the Scott county district court on
or about Aug. 29. according to an orig
inal motlce filed yesterday. The acci
dent, it is claimed, took place at Third
street and Western avenue. George
sets out that he sustained a broken
leg in addition to other Injuries.
Get Papers to Escape Service.
Since the International war in Europe
started 1C have made application here
for citizenship, according to Clerk H.
J. McFarland of the Scott county dis
trict court. This number it is believ
ed will be greatly increased, within a
short period . because of information
from the head of the naturalization
bureau at SL Louis that foreigners on
taking out first papers cannot be com
pelled to return to their respective
native countries to take up arms, be
fore being in possession of deflulte in
formation as to whether or not th
applicant for citlsenshlp who had made
his declaration or Intention would
have to return if called. Clerk McFar
land was besieged by anxious Inquir
ies. One woman called at the clerk's
cfllce and ajkcd if her husband, who
hud taken out first papers, could be
made to go back to Germany. Clerk
McFarland replied that he did not be
lieve that the m,an could be required
Structures Cost Ml, 000. This year
has been a record breaking one as far
as county Improvement work Is con
cerned, according to the Scott county
(c) Underwood & Underwood
board of supervisors and County En
gineer J. M. Malloy. The total num
ber of bridges erected by contract
when the season's activities are com
pleted will be 11, representing an ex
penditure of $18,000. Many culverts
have been and are now being put in.
The amount appropriated for construc
tion of bridges and culverts in 1914
was $41,000. The making of repairs
to bridges is Included in this Bum
Suit to Sustain Contract. Claiming
that the defendant took a plastering
and stuccoing Job away from him af
ter a written contract had been en
tered Into, John August has filed
suit in the Scott county district court
against E. C. Boniger. Both are of
Davenport. August asks a judgment
for $000 which , he claims is due him
fcr the loss of time and what he would
have made on the work. The contract.
according to tbe petition, was drawn
July 23. The Job was given to an
other contractor on Aug. 9, it is al
Is Released. Frank Cummins has
been released from the Scott county
jail by Judge William Theophllus after
serving 66 days for wife desertion. He
was sentenced to serve a term of six
months, but on his promise to support
his three little children properly was
shown clemency. B. T. O'Neill was
attorney for Cummins.
In District Court. Letters testamen
tary were Issued to William Lucht,
reoently appointed executor of the es
tate of Jacob Lucht.
An inventory, list of nelrs and de
scription of real estate were filed in
the matter of the Hattie Levy estate
The following are iven as heirs:
Mayer Levy, Davenport; Minnie Gold
berg and Abe Levy of Xew York. The
real estate consists of the south half
of lots 9 and 10. in block 6, Mcintosh's
second addition. Isaac Petersberger
Is the attorney.
The will of the late Napoleon DeFoI
of Davenport was filed with District
Court Clerk H. J. McFarland for pro
bate. A note for $1,000 and a mort
gage against Margaret T. Miller of
Sioux City, a daughter, are cancelled,
and a note and mortgage against Ed
ward F. DeFol. a son, are also declar
ed null and void. The latter is'to pay
to the son, Charles N. DeFol, the sum
of $200. Emily, a daughter, is to re
ceive 1$800 In cash and the balance of
the deceased's bank account is be
queathed to another daughter, Lillie
M. Watts of Davenport. The instru
ment Is dated Sept. 4. 1909. F. D.
Letts is the attorney.
Ryan Auto Thief is Under Arrest.
The Davenport authorities yesterday
received a telegram from J. L. Ghent,
chief of detectives at Kansas City, ap
prising them of the capture of Richard
M. Browning for .the theft of Jerry
Ryan's Overland touring car on the
night of June C. The matter has been
referred to Jleed Lane of the Daven
port Auto club, and it is likely that the
thief will be brought back to this city
and prosecuted. When the Kansas
City authorities nabbed Browning they
forwarded to Davenport a photograph
of the prisoner, which in turn was iden
tified by Jerry Ryan. Mr. Ryan re
calls having seen Browning loafing
about on the sidewalk in front of his
plumbing establishment a day or so
before the car was stolen.
Licensed to Wed. A marriage li
cense was issued to Alvln P. Helm of
Hayes. S. D., and Miss Katherlne Pol
lock of Ix)t)g Grove, Iowa; Robert Mc-
Kee of Rock Island and Miss Maud
Treloar of the same city obtained a
marriage license from the Scott coun
ty district court,
Obituary Record. Lawrence A.
Lynch, 42 years old, dl yesterday in
the police ambulance as he was being
rushed to a hospital for an operation.
Dt-ath was caused by the bursting of
an inflamed appendix. Mr. Lynch had
been ill only since Saturday, it is said.
He complained of having a pain at
that time. Shortly after he came to
work In tho morning the pain became
so great that he was examined by a
physician. He was placed tn the am
bulance Immediately after the exam
ination and the race foe the life of
Lynch began. He grew rapidly weak
er and expired while still several
blocks from the hospital. His body
was then taken to the home tt 1725
West Firth street. The funeral will be
held from there at 8:30 o'clock tomor
row morning, with services at St.
History of Towns
In War Territory
Washington. D. C, Aug. 26. The
National Geographic society's prlaier
of today's war geogrshy follows:
Hobokon A Belgian town of about
14,000 population, on thya right bank
of the River Scheldt, about four m:ie
above Antwerp. It is only Important
because of the shipbuilding yard which
the Cockerill firm of 8eraing has es
tabliahed there. Many weaUby Ant
werp merchants have villas in Hobo
ken, and it is Che headquarters of sev
eral of the leading rowing fcltibs on he
La Roche A small town in the Eeli
glan Ardennes, notable for its antiq
uity and its picturesque situation. Its
name is derived from Us position on
a rock commanding the River Ourtbe.
In the 16th and 17th centuries the
French and Imperialists fought fre
quently 1n Its neighborhood. It is fa
mous as a tourist center. Among the
local curiosities is the Ciable chateau.
a freak of nature, being the apparent
replica of a medieval (castle.
Solcsnles A flourishing town of the
province or Halnaut, Belgium, owing
its prosperity to the important blue
granite quarries in the neighborhood.
The forests of Soignies extended in
the middle ages over the southern
part of jBrabant up to the walls of
Brussels, and is immortalized in By
ron's "Childe Harold." The first blow
toward its gradual contraction was
struck when Napoleon ordered 22,000
oaks to be cut down in it to. build the
celebrated Boulogne flotilla for the in
vasion of England. A considerable
portion of the forest in the neighbor
hood of Waterloo was assigned la 1815
to the Duke of Wellington and to the
holder of the title as long as t en
dured. Stave lot An ancient town of Bel
glum, in the southeast of the province
of Liege. Here Charles M artel gained
a signal victory over Neuetria in 719.
A monastery had been established
there half a century earlier by St. Re
made, bishop of Tongres. Only the
tower of the old Benedictine abbey re
mains and the 6hrine of St. Remade
is preserved in (he parish church. The
town has about 6,000 inhabitants.
Insterburg The "burg" on the In
ster, in Prussia, has approximately 30,
000 inhabitants and was founded in
the 14th century by the knights of the
Teutonic order. In 1679 it was besieg
ed by the Swedes, in 1690 it suffered
severely from a fire, and in 1710-11
from pestilence. It is 57 miles by rail
way east of Konigsberg. It manufac-
tures macmnery, snoes, cement, ieain -
er and beer and has a considerable
trade in cereals, vegetables, flax, lin
seed and wool.
Diedenhoffen A fortified town of
Germany, in Lorraine, called by the
French Thionville. It is situated on
the Moselle river 22 miles north from
Metz, by rail. It is bere that the Ger
man crown prince is said to have met
and defeated the French. Diedenhof
fen was captured by Conde in 1643,
was afterward fortified by Vauban,
and -was severely bombarded in 1870,
when it surrendered to the Prussians.
Maubuege A town in northern
France, in the department of fis'ord,
about two miles from the Belgian
frontier. As a fortress Maubuege has
an old enctente of bastion trace which
serves as the center of an (Important
intrenched camp of 18 miles perimeter,
constructed or the most part after
the war cf 1870, but since modernized
It is an important manufacturing
center, with a population of approxi
mately 17,000. The city was razed a
number of times and was unsuccessful
ly besieged in 1814, hut was com
pelled to capitulate after a -vigorous
resistance in the hundred days.
Angerapp A river in extreme east
ern East Prussia, running south and
southwest into the Mauer sea. It is
about CO miles long and parallels the
Russian frontier its whole length.
Mary's church. Burial will be made in
the Holy Family cemetery. Deceased
was born June 21, 1872. He had been
a resident of this city since a small
boy. On Oct. 11, 1911, he was mar
ried to Miss Meta Powers. The sur
vivors are the widow, three step-children,
Edmund and Harry Powers and
Mrs. A. Dixon, a brother, Daniel Lynch,
and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Greeley
and Mrs. Charles Cline, all of Daven
Ward I Samuels, 7-months-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Samuels, died
at 2S01 Rockingham, where the family
has been visiting. The baby was born
in Austin, Minn. A sister and a broth
er survive, in addition to tile parents.
whose residence is in Nichols, Iowa.
Margaret Voyles, 2-months-old daugh
ter of Theodore K. Voyles, 520 Federal
street, died as result of whooping
cough. Besides the parents, a sister
survives. Burial was made In Oakdalo
Evarv bnslnass maa kaowa how difficult it ia to kep the pitreoa holes and drawers
of his deak frea from tha aocumulatioa of uaoleaa papara. Everv housewife know
how difficult it ia to keep her homo free) from the accumulation of all manner
of uaeieaa thingra. So it U with tho body. It ia difficult to keep it free from the
accumulation of wvMa matter. Unless the waste ia promptly eliminated the machin
ery of the body aooa beootnea clogged. This u tho beginning of must human ilia,
GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY
Ob Table or Lfatrid Form)
Aaaiata the stomach ia tho proper digestion of food, which to turned into health
auataining blood and all poiaonous waste matter ia speedily dispoei-d of through
Nature's channels. It makes men a-t women clear-headed and able-bodied restores
to there the health and strength of youth. Now ia tho time for your rejuretaUon.
8ond 50 cents for a trial box of this medicine.
Seed 31 oce eant saantp far Dr. Pierce's Coaunoa Saase MeUeal
AeVieae 10O8 peaee worth 2. Aiwar handy ia case ef family iUneaa,
ON PRICE RAISERS
United States Moves to Indict
Those Responsible for
Boosting Food Cost.
LOOK FOR EARLY ACTION
Federal Investigators at Work in Num.
ber cf Cities Are About
Ready to Report.
Washington, D. C., Au?. 28. Theds.
partment of Justice probably will in 4
short time seek to have Indicted deal
ers In foodstuffs who are involved by
the evidence which has been accumu
lated by the investigation Into food
prices ordered by President Wllgon
The indictments are to be sought
under the Sherman anti-trust act, anj
the government will charge that the
men against whom the law is Invoiced
engaged in agreements to fix food
prices at abnormal levels, which
amounted to a combination to restrain
Officials of the department won!
not give any detail as to the identity
or character of the corporations or in.
dividuals against whom the govern
ment Is about to proceed.
It was stated authoritatively thai
certain threads of evidences discov
ered by the preliminary general Inves
tigation, begun by the department of
justice and the department of com
merce last week, have been developed
rapidly as a result of the special at
tention centered upon them. Officials
stated that they expected the federal
Investigators would bring the matters
to a head within two weeks at the out
side. The attorney general Is so well
pleased with the progress which he
considers has been made in reaching
the men, responsible for the alleged un
warranted increase in prices that h
is not now of a mind to recommend to
President Wilson that new legislation
be enacted for this purpose.
Grain Congestion Relieved.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdOT
said that a great deal of progress bad
been made in relieving the congestion
of grain in elevators and on freight
cars at the gulf and Atlantic ports
within the past two weeks. He said
that approximately 16,000,000 bushels
had been moved from these ports in
thls tme The movement from Gal-
veston, where the congestion was most
severe, has amounted to almost 10
. The federal reserve board is keeping
closely In touch with this situation.
President A. Delano, a member of ths
board, is giving special attention to ths
subject snd compiles a daily state
ment of the situation existing at eacb
important export point.
As a result of the comparatively
heavy movement which has taken
place In the last few days it seema
Lkely that the embargo against grain
Shipments into the ports will be lifted
completely before long. Already ths
embargo has been partially lifted at
New Orleans, Galveston and Bait
Wilkerson Is Busy at Chicago.
Chicago, 111., Aug. 26. District At
torney Wilkerson returned during ths
day from Pentwater, Mich., and or
dered the food inquiry completed with
all possible speed. He said a report
on the matter probably will be formu
lated this week for transmission to
Washington. Assistant District Attor
neys Albert L. Hopkins, Garfield
Charles, and David D. Stansbury wers
directed to complete the several
phases of the inquiry, so that a repcrt
can be rushed through.
The municipal markets commission
and the unemployment commission are
to combine in a campaign on wartime
food prices and in aiding the destitute
during the winter. A plan was an
nounced by Alderman Lawley for the
unified action of the two bodies in al
leviating the suffering of those who
may be affected by any depression
from the European war. The unem
ployment commission has $25,000
which was appropriated by the council
last winter which has not been used.
The markets commission plans to co
operate with the unemployment com
mission in using a part of this fund to
establish five city markets where food
stuffs may be purchased at prices con
siderably under the rates now in force
among retail merchants.
Buy Your Coal Now
while the prices are low Spring
$3.50 Fer Ton.
Delivered to any part of city.
Phone 1198 Kock Island.