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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1914.
I MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE AR.GUS
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WITH LOCAL MAIL
Many Letters Received Here in
Torn and Mutilated
GERMAN OFFICERS TAKEN
David Caura Write East Moline
Friend From Falmouth. Eng
land On Steamer.
Foreigners, bora residents of this
city and Eaet Moline. who receive
mail from Europe report that in nu
merous cases they find that their let
ters have been tampered with. In
some case parts have been torn out
altogether and those who receive the
mail on this side of the water there
fore get but meager details of the
great conflict now in progress across
the Atlantic. This tampering with
the mall is done by the censors who
are desirous of keeping the world at
large In ignorance regarding details of
the struggle. In cases where battles
are described or comment made re
garding either side the letters are al
German Soldier Captured.
David Caura. formerly of East Mo
line now In Falmouth. England, writes
cf bis experiences while crossing the
Atlantic as follows:
We were stopped today by an Eng
lish man-of-war. O.T.cers from that
ship came on board and after an exam
ination they sent our boat to Fal
mouth where there is a naval station.
"There are about 100 German offi
cers on our vessel, booked as passen
ger. but after we had docked in Fa!
nouth and stayed there over n!ght,
AL JENNINGS HOT AFTER "CROOKS" WHO
HE SAYS CHEATED HIM OUT OF VICTORY
TO DARKEN HAIR
APPLY SAGE TEA!:
Look Young! Bring Back Its
Natural Color, Gloss and
Common garden sage brewed into a
heavy tea with sulphur and alcohol
added, will turn gray, streaked and
iaa nr K.aii t if nil v dark and lux-! converts.
uriant. remove every bit of dandruff,
stop scalp Itching and falling hair.
Ju.-t a few applications will prove a
revelation If your hair is fading, gray
or. dry. acraggly and thin. Mixing the
Sage Tea and Sulphur recipe at home,
though. Is troublesome. An easier way
1 to get the ready-to-ue tonic, costing
about 50 cents a large bottle at drug
stores, known as -Wyeth's Sage and
Sulphur Compound." thus avoiding a
lot of mus.
While wispy, gray, faded hair is not
sinful, we all desire to retain our
youthful appearance and attractive
ness. By darkening your hair !th
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur, no one can
tell, because it does so naturally, o
evenly. You Just dampen a sponge
or foft brush with It and draw this
through your hair, taking one small
htrand at a time; by morning all gray!
hairs have disappeared, and. after an-1
ther application or two, your hair be--comes
beautifully dark, glossy, soft
Harper House pharmacy. (Adv.)
Oklahoma City, Okla.. Sept. 12.
Though defeated in his race for the
democratic gubernatorial nomination,
Al Jennings, reformed train robber,
still continues to make his influence
felt in the political life of Oklahoma.
In a recent statei?nt he announced
that he will contest the primary elec
tion nomination, as he believes there
was ballot stealing: that he will do
his utmost to send the alleged election
thieves to the penitentiary, and that
he will take the stump during the fall
campaign in an effort to arouse the
voters of Oklahoma to an understand
ing of the crookedness he alleges ex
ists in public life in OKtoraa.
Despite the odds against him, Jcn-
! nings received 22.0i'0 votes. The
highest number reported for any can
didate was about 37.000. Jennings was
third in the race. He and his friends
openly charge that he was the victim
of heavy steals by election officials.
Most of the ether defeated democratic
candidates, either publicly or privately
re making a 6im!lar charge.
I At the beginning of his campaign
Jennings' opponents asserted that he
was only seeking notoriety. Hut two
weeks later be was drawing more
people to hear him speak than were
assembled by all the other candidates
combined. Men and women who at
first looked askance upon the former
train robber became his most zealous
There was no getting away
from Jennings, once his voice was
raised in bis appeal for good govern
ment and for a chance Tor the under
dog to redeem himself.
Ministers, lawyers, business men
and hoboes listened to h!n and be
lieved in him. In every tudlence
were .men with line-scarred faces,
an unmistakable, furtive glance and
an uneasy shifting of feet, who stood
looking at him with an incredulous,
yet wistful expression, trying to con
vince themselves that they had run
against the real thing, and that it
was actually true that it was worth
while for a man to try to rise out of
the pit and lift up his face. Jennings
talked to them In (heir o"rn vernacu
lar. He tried to put a "punch" Into
each one of them.
July and August In Oklahoma
blazed like a furnace. The heat made
men reel in the streets. Despite all
this, men and women jammed round
the wagon when Jennings spoke at
night, and he held these audiences
for long hours. None left him.
The fact that Jennings failed to
get the nomination has not lessened
public interest in him. His brother
Frank was his campaign manager.
Both rode the "long trail' together In
the old days. Both have "beat back."
"There are more than 30,000 Okla
homa voters who believe in me," says
Jennings. "I told them I would fight
for an honest election and I propose
to see that the ballots are counted
as they were cast. I am going to
break the back of the democratic
machine in Oklahoma, just as I
promised 1 would."
Hundreds of influential men of all
political parties are rallying to sup
port Jennings, who, la a public state
ment appealing for funds with which
to carry on his campaign, says his
goal is to stop criminal and exces
sive use of money to procure nomina
tions, to punish election thieves and
to cause their removal as officials
by civil action.
AT LOCAL ISLAND
Speed Boats to Compete in Mis.
sissippi Over Two Mile
The Moline Launch club will stage
a motorboat speed program in the
Mississippi river off Campbell's island
Sunaay afternoon, Sept. 20 with some
of the fastest boats in this vicinity in
competition. A meeting of the club
members was recently held and deci
sion reached to Invite boat owners of
Davenport and Rock Island aa well as
this city to enter their craft In the
various races. Prizes are to be award
ed the winners.
A program committee has been ap
pointed and announcement of the
events to be staged will be made in
the near future. Maurice' Boeckaert is
the chairman of the committee and
states that entries are being received
daily. The races will be run over a
two mile course to be laid "out by the
ARE VOTING ON
East Moline' s Special School
Election Is Being Held
East Moline is today voting at a
special school election on the $40,000
bond issue to decide whether or not
the city shall erect a new school build
ing in the shop addition, Ca the tract
of land donated by the East Moline
Land company. It is thought that
Watertown will poll a large vote.
Two questions are being voted on,
the first on the selection of the sue
and the second on the advisability of
the bond Issue. Voting places are ta
the John Deere and the McKinley
school buildings and are open from 2
to 6 o'clock in the afternoon."
Trick horse exhibition First, Eliz
Hoys' race First, Clifford Tittering
ton; second.' Wesley IJphardt.
The Milan schools opened Tuesday
with a goodly number of pupils In at
tendance. JMrs. Lucinda Wilson of Rural spont
Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. William
Mrs. Fred Young and daughter Ada
of Rock Island spent Sunday with Mi
T. E. Canty returned from Center
Junction, Iowa, Monday.
Mrs. Rosekrans of Albany, who has
been visiting her father, Mr. Vonach,
for a few days, returned home Mon
Mrs. Fannie Haines is spending a
few days with Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Crawford at their home east of Milan.
Mr. and Mrs. Deitiker spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. F. McCall of Rock
William Cropper, who has been very
sick for some time, Is resting better
since the weather became cooler.
Mary E. Canty is attending St: Jo
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Little entertained
the following, relatives at their home
the past week: Mrs. Jennie Stranhan
of Camanche, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Little of Wichita, Kan., are
visiting here. Mr. Little was a Pre
emption boy and this is his first visit
in 34 years.
Mrs. Ralph Babcock was a Milan
every German and Austrian passenger
was taken off the Potsdam. There
were about 450 in the three classes
"We expect to leave here for Rot
terdam tomorrow evening If the Eng
lish will let us pass through the chan
nel. "Our wireless was taken down as
soon as the English officers came
"I cannot give other news at this
time, but will write when I reach the
scene of the war."
news ail the time The
Low Round Trip Rates
Illinois Traction System
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
CITY WATER IS
Commissioner Eastman Issues
Public Statement Re
In a statement issued today by the
city health department, assertion is
made that the city water is absolutely
pure and safe for drinking purposes.
despite alleged reports to the con
trary. Commissioner E. L. Eastman
received a report from City Chemist
Frit::e regarding the condition of wa
ter here, and said:
"The city water is not contaminated
and is absolutely safe for drinking pur
poses. Mr. rritze tests the water
twice every day of the year and his
reports show that there has not been
a time this summer that the water
has not been absolutely safe.
"All of the water that is going
through the mains 5s filtered and
treated. There has been but one oc
casion this summer when water was
turned into the mains without passing
through the filter beds. That was for
one hour on July 1. The water, how
ever, although not filtered, was treat
ed, and pure and safe for drink."
S2.00 Frora,u0rT and $2.00
Frequent Safe Comfortable
Traction trains leave Peoria every two hours and
afford a clean, pleasant trip to the State Fair City.
Block signals protect you. There's a train return
ing from Springfield any hour.
THE BEST WAY TO THE BEST FAIR FROM ROCK
Traction electric trains connect at Peoria with all
team railways. Bridge station "just around the
corner" from Union railway depot. Three blocks
from Rock Island Station.
See the Fair Ride the Traction Be Happy.
ST. PAUL BOYS HERE ON
LONG RIVER CANOE TRIP
James Raymond Xelson and John
Harvey Edwards, both of St. Paul,
arrived at the dock at Campbell's Is
land last evening in their frail canoe
on a long trip down the river. They
report adventure galore and narrow
escapes during the recent U?.d weath
er. Both are advocates of Hie fee
America first" slogan. ' .
PLAY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Velie Grays and Geneaeo Meet Sun
day in Deciding Game.
The Velie Grays of this city and the
Geneseo White Sox will play the final
and deciding game of baseball at
flenesco Sunday afternoon for the
amateur championship of western Illi
nois. Each team has won one game
and tomorrow's game promises to be a
AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
Watertown hospital will be well rep
resented at the Illinois state fair in
Springfield next meek by an exhibition
of farm and garden products. This
year's exhibits far excel any from Wa
tertown heretofore. T. S. Craig, the
head gardener, U In charge ol It.
Notwithstanding the disagreeable
weather, the neighborhood picnic held
on the grounds at Mrs. Ellen Doo
pan's home was quite a success. The
Interest taken in the movement was
manifest by some being on the grounds
before 9 o'clock. Although It rained,
all tbe sports were pulled off on sched
ule time. The community was well
represented and everybody declared
it well worth their support and coop
eration. The following business men
contributed prizes to the winners:
riletneyer, the Clothier, boy's sweat
er; Rock Island Hardware company,
vacuum bottle; Harper House cigar
store, pin box; Gustafson & Hayes,
pair custom made pants: Jonas Bear,
one four-in-hand tie; Allen Myers Co.,
nickel plate tea' kettle; Wool worth's
store, pillow cover: S.. R.Wright, pair
shoes; Mrs. W. Ramsey, baseball suia;
J. "W. Hines, pair shoes: J. Silverman,
box confectionery; N'aab's meat mar
ket, one ham; Brady's grocery, two
bottles olives; Mies Emma Kiehl, pair
Bhoes; L. S. McCabe, box of station
ery; Air. Young, cash prize: J. H. Gil
more, sugar bin: Mrs. Walters, cash
prize; Mrs. Y. Milsten, cash prize;
Fred W. Bolton, driving whip: C. H.
Brandenburg, two boxes stationery;
Raihbun brothers, one dozen corn dry
ers; C. H. Dibbern & Son, flour bin;
James Thompson, baseball -glove; Hen
ry Framing, botle perfume; J. Yohe,
box crackers: A. .D. McCartney, half
sack flour; T. E. Canty, one damask
towel; K. J. Stenstrom, pair of shoes;
Hayes & Patterson, Taylor Ridge, cof
fee percolater: J. M. Davis & Son, Rey
nolds, baseball glove and set of salt
shakers ; P. C. Kayteg. Reynolds, ax
minster rug; The london. Rock Island,
dress shirt: James Cook, cash prize.
The committee desires to thank all
those who by contributions and work
assisted in making this first annual
nt ighuorbod picnic a success. Also to
express their thanks' to Mrs. Doonen
and family for the use of the grounds
and their kind consideration for the
comfort and pleasure of the people.
Several of the committees will be con
tinued with a view of .planning for the
next neighborhood picnic which will
be held Ltbor day, 1915. Following
are the names of those who won
Free for all race First, Everett L.
Shaw; second, Mark Petersou.
Potato race First . prize, Claude
Armstrong; second Fred Trulson.
Married men's race First, Sandy
Coyne: second. Rev. W. H. Shaw.,
Race for 12-ycar-old boys First,
Benny Cook; second, Floyd Hutchin
son. Married women's race First, Mrs.
Fay. Hodson; second. Mrs. A. John
son. . Young ladies' race First, Miss Arm
strong; second. Miss F. Liphardt.
oung girls' race First, Ruth John
son; second. Xiuise Wagelin.
Boys' race. 15 years and under
First, Ted Armstrong; second, Floyd
- High Jump First. Everett L. Shaw;
second, Claud Armstrong.
Long jump First. Everett I Shaw;
second, Claud Armstrong. .
. Nail driving contest for women
First, Mrs. Weeder; second, Mrs. Jim
Horse race First. Mrs. Fajr Hod-sen.
Sheldon Walker, former resident of
Zuma but now of Artesia. New Mexico,
is here visiting old friends and looking
after the farm he has rented.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wake, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Klebe, Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Schafer and Mr. and Mrs. Alva Searl
attended the Morrison fair Thursday.
Mrs. Anna Cox enjoyed a visit from
her niece, Madge Anderson, and Pearl
Wagner of Chicago. ' She came Sat
urday and returned Monday.
Miss Hazel Wainwright departed for
Springfield Thursday, where she will
attend the domestic science school at
the state fair.
Mrs. Gregory Brown, one of the old
est citizens of Zuma. is improved in
health and gladdened her friend3 . by
attending the fair.
Mrs. Lillie Whitloch of Indianapolis,
Ind., is visiting in Zuma.
The sociable at Zuma M. E.' church
was much enjoyed. Something over
$21 was cleared.
Mrs. Mamie Wake was shopping in
There will be an all day meeting of
Zuma Aid society at Rev. Mr. Aten's
home next Monday. An Invitation Is
given to all to go and spend the day.
Rev. Mr. Aten and family are en
Joying a visit from Miss West, assists
ant surgeon at the Deaconess hopital
at Peoria. Miss West was a member
of Rev. Mr. Aten's family before leav
ing to become a nurse.
Mr. and Mrs. Warran Walker of
Watertown are visiting their daugh
ter, Mrs. Clyde Wake, and attending
Mrs. Vida Prager and little daughter,
who spent the last week with Mrs. E.
.M. 1 McMorphy, returned to her home
in Moline Monday.
Mary Pasco, her sister Violet and
baby brother, of Rock Island, are vis
iting their uncle, Frank Taulbee and
Mrs. Mable Searl is very sick and
will have to be operated on for appen
dicitis. The Joslin fair exhibits excel any
shown for some years. Although the
season was dry some of the finest veg
etables ever entered were on exhibi
tion. The stock shown was fine and
the poultry was far beyond expecta
tions Two carloads were shipped in
besides all that was brought In by the
surrounding country, ine jaaieB uiu
their nart in the canned goods and
pastry departments, 101 entries being
made. Some of the nnest case ever
put on exhibition was there, as was
fancy work of all kinds. Everything
wa conducted in an orderly manner.
Thursday, the third day, was spoiled
by the rain, but the time was extended
until Friday to give the city people a
chance to attend.
Tho union Sunday school picnic
held a Powell's grove Saturday was
The funeral of Mrs. Flora O'haver,
wife of Frank CThaver, was held at
Pine Bluff M. E. hurch Monday. In
terment was made in the Reynolds
The luncheon given at Mrs. F. P.
Gillett's home Wednesday was well at
tended Mrs. Ira Boney and son Clarence
spent Wednesday at the home of the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P.
Mrs. William Mewes underwent a
surgical operation at the Hershey hos
pital in Muscatine Wednesday.
J. Berie was operated on at the Her
Bhcy hospital Wednesday for appendicitis.
The regents of the university of
Michigan recently accepted from Dean
C. Worcester the gift of his collection
of manuscripts and books relative to
the history of the Philippines. The
university will provide fireproof pro
tection for the documents.
PROGRAM IS OUT
FOR YEARLY MEET
Kock Island County Soldienj
and Sailors Convene in
The program for the eighth Msi
reunion of the Rock Uiand CoaTt
Soldiers' and Sailors' associate L
been completed. Tbe session wn Z.
held in Prospect park next Tuttf!?
Tbe program follows; - r I:
10 a. m. Reception 0f comntde.
and registration. - .
11 a. m. Music by drum corpT
11:10 a. m. Busings meet!ng iM
selection of next meeting place.
tion of officers.
12:30 Dinner. '
1:30 p. m. Music by drumc-jt
1:40 p. m. Call to order bf V,
dent William McConochie. Invoca:io
by Rev. W. B. Slater, Moline. Sou
uy iA)ii uiu. Aaaress ot weicomTj
J. G. Sholes, commander of Grthia
post. Response by William JIoCobc
chie, president of association. Song
by Port Byron quartet. Addreig by
Marshall Eeck. Song by Loyal tria
Recitation by Miss Margueritte Sciuv
fer. Song by Port Byron quartet Rec
itation by Mrs. Bowen. Song by Loyal
trio. Recitation by Mrs. Faye McCtr
thy. Remarks by comrades. - .- -
WALTER ENGDAHL SUFFERS
LOSS OF VALUABLE HORSE
Walter Engdahl, a farmer who re
sides in this vicinity, lost a raiuab'a
horse this week in a peculiar accident
He was plowing when the horse be
came frightened and ran away. One o!
tbe animals was badly cut In the
course of its wild run by the plow
share, a hind leg being complete!;
severed. It was necessary to shoot
the horse. Mr. Engdahl had paid VM
for the animal but a few days before.
The other horse was uninjured.
EAST MOLINE WILL HAVE
FREE DELIVERY OF MAIL
Numbering of the houses In En
Moline will soon be finished and that
city will then have free mail deliTerjr
for the first time in its history. The
work is going on wider the supervisioa
of the city government, the postal of
ficials having promised free deliver if
such a course was taken.
Washington, Sept, 12. The Cubaa
government's wireless station at Ha
vana has been placed under censorship
rules identical with those governing
American stations. w '
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