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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 1913.
Residents In Vicinity of Tract
Hold Conference on the
COMMITTEE IS SELECTED
Confer With Council and Get Prom
ise to Have Parkway Opened
Up Through Tract.
The only definite opposition to the
purchase by the city of tha Island
City Baseball tract for a public play
grounds and athletic field, ha been
removed. At a meeting last evening
of property owners In the vicinity of
the park, a committee was named to
confer this morning with the city
commission, relative to the situation
and It was found that one condition
alone was the cause of the disapprov
al of the project and that was, should
the plan carry at the special bond
election September 11, It would mean
that no avenue east and west could be
opened up through the district, tEere-
by causing much Inconvenience to peo
ple living around and beyond the
The mayor and other members of
the commission this morning readily
agreed to the opening up of a drive
way to the north of the ball park, at
what would probably be a continuation
f Sixteenth avenue. The thorough
fare would mn east and west
CO fed wide and would bs paved; all,
this, hrwever, being on condition that
the purchase of the park U approved
at the approaching election. Tht
tract, which It Is proposed to buy, will
contain about 11 acres. The ball park
Is located on Eighteenth avenue and
n street could not be put through at
Seventeenth avenue, since this would
mean cutting It in two. Therefore thu
only other available place for a new
parkway, would be Just beyond the
north end of the park fence, at about
The plan to' put a thoroughfare
through the dfturlct which it is
proposed to buy, will In no
way affect the original plans
for a public playgrounds and
otbletlc field. It will merely mean
that the ball park will be south of the
new thoroughfare azd the playgrounds
rorth of it. The residents in the vi
cinity of tho park have been afraid
thr.t the permanent location of the
jlaycrornds '-1 that lccall'y would re
tard the growth of the city because of
the supposed inability to have an ave
r.vo through It but since this objec
t;on has boon obviated by the city
oc-mniSssiion, it is belloved that all op
rcntlon to the ball park matter has
been overcome and at the same time,
rcpidcnt3 In that locality will get a
public improvement which ought to
be greatly appreciated.
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. V. THE POLICE ALARM SYSTEM.
Most cities of Rock Island's size have a police alarm system. . Rock la
land has for years been getting along with a makeshift telephone aparatus,
that It unreliable and expensive because It is constantly out of repair. It
Will require $10,000 to Install an up-to-date police alarm system In keeping
with what other cities of Rock Island's size and Importance possess. Bonds
for this amount running through a 10-year period are to be voted oh at the
special election, Sept 11.
No one who feels that Rock Island should be abreast of the times.
Should hesitate to approve of this part of the program which is submitted
te the people for their approval. The city has already, contracted for a
moterlfed police and ambulance truck, which will be equal to the best. lts
Value will be greatly Impaired unless the alarm system is put into effec in
the same connection.
Per years Rook Island has had one of the best paid fire department!
In the" country, and yet for a long time it was seriously handicapped for
wan of a reliable Are alarm system. The consequence waa, that rely
ing Upon makeshifts of an alarm system and the telephone, the department
was many timet tent to the far opposite direction from which it was want
ed, until at last the city realized the necessity of a reliable automatic alarm
system and tlnot It was put In Rock Island has recognized its advantage.
Tht tame may be found to apply to the police department. The prop
er equipment la coming for the use of both the police and ambulance serv
ice, but a reliable call system must be Installed to make it available and
to establish It as a serviceable utility. Hence the need of the police alarm
BIGGEST MARK IN
HISTORY SET BY
Enrollment on the First Day
Beaches Over 300 and More
Are Entering Hourly.
VILLA OPENS ON SEPT. 9
Catholic School for Young Ladies Also
Expected to Set New Enrollment
Mark Next Week.
The largest attendance ever enjoyed
In its history marked the opening c!
Augustana college today. Over 300
enrolled on the first day.
Of those who entered today 73 were
freshmen, nearly twice as many as
usually enter this clas3. An unusually
large number have also entered from
Rock Island go4ng directly from the
local high school to the college.
By the time the enrollment books
are closed it is expected that the num
ber entering the college will far ex
ceed that of former years as the in
stitution appears to be gaining stead
ily in favor.
TWO XEW INSTRICTOHS.
Two new instructors appeared for
work this morning. These are Miss
Frances Liedmann, instructor of piano,
and Miss Minnie Wlestiand. who will
have charge of the new course in pub
lic school music which has been estab
lished at the college.
VflXA OPENS SEPT. .
The Villa de Chantal has set Sept.
9 as the date for conducting its en
trance requirements. Registration
will be held the day following while
classes will actively commence Sep
Advance reports promise an unus
ually large enrollment this year and
ow Does Wrigley's U3mm
Steady Your Nerves?"
the Bisters in charge are' preparing to
handle the largest number of students
ever in attendance' at this institution.
Three Davenport young men came
over here last night to apply several
coats of bright red paint to the town
in general. ; They raised a "rough
house" at a groggery located at Third
avenue and Twentieth street, attempt
ed to kick down the door, and. a few
other pranks. This morning they
faced the Judge in police court. Otto
Bosman paid $5 and costs on a dis
orderly conduct charge. . James John
son and James F. Honeywell were
Henry Keith Dooley was arrested
by Officer Berry last night, charged
with speeding. His case was con
tinued until September 4.
Peter Sehaeffer paid $1 and costs
on a disorderly conduct charge.'
ROCK ISLAND PUG WINS
HIS FIGHT AT HAMMOND
Frankie Sinnett on Labor day de
feated Johnny Ritchie of South Chi
cago in an 8-round go staged at Ham
mend, Ind. The Chicago American
has the following to say regarding the
Rock Islander's showing: "Young
Sinnett of Rock Island defeated
Johnny Ritchie of South Chicago in
eight rounds, winning all the way.
Sinnett is a real sensation and a mix
ture of Jchnny Coulo and Packy Mc
Farland. He Is a bantam who should
find no trouble in holding his own
with the men of his weight. He la
fast, clever, scientific, and has a
i great kick. Mere, he !s cool and col
lected and picks off the punches of his
cppor.ent before they are fairly start
ed. It was a pleasing sight to see
him work against a boy who it not to
be considered a dub by any means."
RETIRE; DAM AT
KEOKUK IS CAUSE
Power Concern Claims Right to
Withhold' Water and Im
COMPANIES MAY APPEAL
Danger of Being Driven from Through
River Traffic May Cause the
Owners to Take Action.
Because of the attitude of the Mis
sissippi Power company, of rating the
new Keokuk dam, in claiming the right
to withhold" the flow of the river dur
ing the night, the Streckfus Steamboat
line has been forced to withdraw from
the through traffic.
A telegram received today by R. J.
Fullerton, local agent of the company,
from the general offiea at St. Louis
Bta'es that the action of the company
has resulted in such a fall in the chan
nel as to imperil navigation between
Keokuk and Crawfordsville, Mo., an.
delay the boats beyond possibility of
For this reason the last sailing date
of the steamer Quincy has been can
celled while the St. Paul will close its
through season with this down trip.
The Dubuque will continue as sched
uled. MAY TEST CASE.
That the boat companies will appeal
to the government for aid before the
opening of navigation next spring is
the general belief.
According to their statements, if the
power, company persis's in its claim
to the right of withholding the water,
it will be extremely hazardous for the
big boats 'to attempt to come up. the
river after the summer fall commences
and may ultimately mean the forced
withdrawal of through river traffic.
Assessment vRoll for Forty
fourth Street Project Con
firmed in Court .,
When county court convened yes
terday afternoon, the Forty-fourth
street paving matter which was to
have gone to the jury, was dimissed
Objection to the confirmation of the
assessment roll had been made but
the opponents to the project, dropped
the case. It 'is rumored that the' ma
ter may be aprealed to a higher court.
Alex Kohler appeared for the object
org and City Attorney J. F. Wit'er
for the city. It is understood that the
city will go ahead with the pavemen
Following the disposition of the
case, tne jury was dismissed until to-
lijorrow morning. Today legal objec
tions to the Twenty-6eventh . street
paving project in Moline are being
heard by Acting County Judge B. S.
Bell. James Johnston is appearing
for Moline and Alex Kohler for the
MOLINE MEN ARE
IN COUNTY JAIL
Charles Novak and Charles
Vesely, Coffee House Pro
Charles Novak and Charles Vesely,
who operate a Greek coffee house at
331 Thirty-fourth street, Moline, are
in the county bastile. Yesterday af
ternoon eight indictments, charging
the 6ale of Jiquor without a license,
were filed against each one of them, as
well as an information against each
charging keeping a, common nuisance.
They were brought to the county jail
yesterday afternoon and this morning
were brought into county court. They
were put under $200 bonds on each in
formation for selling liquor and $500
for the nuisance charge, making a
total of $2,100. Neither could produce
and both were remanded to the county
jail for trial.
Information was also filed against
C. Lundberg and Victor Norleen, open
ating a laundry in Moline, charging
them with failure to appoint an arbi
trator for the damages sustained by
Miss Lillie Bladt, employe of the con
cern, who was hurt some -time ago.
The workmen's compensation act pro
vides for the naming of an arbitrator
where employes are hurt, and it is al
leged this has not been done. Taylor
& Stewart are counsel for the girl and
W. E. "Whiteside for the company.
Bond of $500 was required.
II PERSONAL POINTS M
Mrs. Mina Griggs of Port Huron,
Mich., Is a guest of Mrs. A. Graham.
Miss Esther Edwall has returned to
Minneapolis where she will take up
her school work.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Condon have re
turned from a two weeks' visit at
Colfax Springs. '
Mr. and Mrs. George Boomer, 421
Eighth avenue, have gone to Flint,
Mich., to visit relatives.
Mrs. C. W. Haffner and Mrs. E. E.
Wood of Monmouth are visiting at
the home of Mrs. E. Cameron.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, 608
Forty-fourth street have gone to their
new home near Syracuse, N. Y.
Miss Ella Wright of the Royal
Neighbors' force, arrived at her home
in this city yesterday morning after a
visit at Chicago and eastern points.
M. I. Fiegenholtz, 2716 Fifth avenue,
returned home last evening from
Benton Harbor, Mich., where he has
been enjoying a two weeks' vacation.
M. C. Rice returned yesterday after
a month in the Cclorado mountains,
having taken a cottage at Cascade
Falljs. Mrs. Rice remains for three
Miss Sybilline Tulley and Miss Ger
aldine Tulley of St. Louis, Mo., are
visiting at the home of their uncle,
Captain John O'Connor, 743 Twenty
Mrs. W. J. Smith and daughter, Mil
dred, have returned to their home it
Chicago, after a visit at the home of
Mrs. B. Buettner and daughters, 522
Miss Ethel Daugherty has gone to
Minneapolis, Minn., where she will
teach piano and the theory of music
in Northwestern conservatory of music
for the coming year.
Professor Bertram H. Kemper, who
has been seriously ill is recovering
nicely and will soon be able to take
up his duties as one of the musical di
rectors of the Republic Auditory Art
Miss Blanche Bowen of Washing
ton, D. C, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Bowen, formerly of thi3 city,
is spending the week with relatives
here. Miss Bowen has always lived
in Washington and this is her first
Rev. E. H. Young, professor in the
University of Ontarla at London, Can
ada, arrived in the city this morning
to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Young, 712 Seventeenth street. His
wife has been visiting here for some
time. Rev. Mr. Young recently re
turned from a trip through Europe on
which he was accompanied by Miss
Maud Young of this city.
CALLS THE POLICE
Husband Goes Buggy Biding
With Niece, Who Is Turned
Over to Authorities.
Because her husband took his
niece out buggy riding and did not re
turn until 3 o'clock in the morning,
Mrs. Victoria Starks, 705 Eleventh
avenue, last night swore out a war
rant against the girl following a
stormy scene at the old homestead.
Viola, the girl in the case, paid a fine
of $2 and costs In police court this
morning. All the principals in the af
fair are colored.
According to the statement of the
police, Starks invited his niece to
take a spin in the gloaming, but the
spin was so lengthy that dawn was
breaking in the east, when the trip
was concluded. Auntie demanded that
her niece be ejected from the house,
and the trouble began. The police
were called and Officer Kinney placed
Viola under arrest. -
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High School Squad Will Have
Unusually Heavy Schedule
for This Season.
INITIAL CONTEST ON 27TH
To Meet Alumni on That Date Rock
ford Will Be Seen Here In
.. Before a large crowd of football
men last evening Coach Corneal laid
down some new rules of practice and
training which must, be followed by all
local high school football men during
the coming season. The football
meeting was the largest .which has
been held in late years at the high
school, there being over 30 students
who will don togs tomorrow night and
begin the practice for the season.
Strict training is to be observed by all
members of the squad. A new rule is
to be enforced by the Athletic asso
ciation this season, t'pon receiving a
suit from the association, the recipient
must, turn In to the association treas
ury 3.00 which will be returned to
the player when the suit is returned.
From the number of candidates
and .the weight of each, which was
taken by Coach Corneal, the local
high school should be represented by
a good team during the coming sea
Eon. Of the men who won their let
ters last year, six of them are back
at school and at present eligible to
play in high school contests. Of
these. Captain Willard Larkin, leads
the list and by his fast and heady
playing of the past two years, has
held down the position at the end of
the line. Glass will probably take his
tackle as of last year, and Phllbrook
will undoubtedly play, the center po
sition. Chalk, the phenomenal run
ner of the local school, who played
part of the season last year at guard
is at school and will perhaps play his
old position. Crlswell, who, although
be did not win his R. I. last year,
played In a number of games, has re
turned to school and will try out for
the team. Kipp and Whlsler are a
yet the only backfield men of last
year's team who have reported at
school. Glass will probably again do
the booting for the team. A' large
amount of new material has reported
for practice, and It Is probable that
the holes in the lineup will be filled
by good men.
A good schedule lias been arranged
by Manager A. G. Hill, most of the
games to be played on the home
grounds. The season will open on
September 27 when the high school
eleven will play the alumni. The fol
lowing week Iowa City plays here anl
then the local lads journey to Clinton
to play the up-river eleven. There
are as yet, four open dates to be filled.
The schedule as now completed la as
September 27 Alumni at Rock Island.
Your choice of
cannot be dupli
cated for less
than $30, made
to your measure
money refunded. No extra charge
pressed free of charge.
Opposite Harper House
HAEGE ON WINDOW.
October 4 Iowa City at Rock Is
land. October 11 Clinton at Clinton.
October 18 (Probable) Western Il
linois State Normal school at Rock
October 25 Princeton at Rock Is
land. November 8 Rockford at, Rock Is
land. November 15, 23 and 28 (Thanks
giving) are open dates.
Both Aledo and Monmduth will
probably play the local eleven during
the season and negotiations are now
on with the management of both
BURNS MAY PROVE
FATAL TO CHILD
Irma Boxtaele Is in a Critical
Condition and Recovery Is
Considered Doubtful. i
Irma Boxtaele, the eight-year-old
Aurora girl, who was seriously burned,
Monday afternoon while building a bon
fire, is in a critical condition today
and her recovery is considered very
The little girl came here a short
while ago to visit at the home of Os
car Boxtaele, 1601 Forty-fourth street.
Monday she was playing with several
other children in a vacant lot when
one of them suggested that they set
the grass afire.
Jti some manner Irma's dress caught
fire and before help arrived ber back,
arms and legs had been badly burned.
Dr. Joseph DeSHva was summoned
but the burns were so severe that her
death Is feared.
The 1st of August we
start our Watch Club; 25
. members is all that will be
accepted in this club. 14c
a day buys a fine adjusted
watch, 16 size, in gold
Come in and register
Four name and get our
Only 25 members accepted
J. RAMSER'S SONS
Opposite Harper House.