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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1913.
OF ROCK ISLAND
Transfer of Tract for Municipal
Athletic Field and Play
MANY ARE AFTER ITS USE
High School Squad Will Try It Out
Sept. 27 Commission Passes
PRIMCE OF MONACO, A SURE ENOUGH
RULER OF A FOREIGN LAND, VISITS U. S.
Following out Its announced Inten
tion to proceed with all possible haste
to carry out the wishes of the elector
ate expressed at the polls last week,
the city commission at Its weekly ses
sion yesterday afternoon authorized
the payment of $1,000 in cash and $20,-
000 In vouchers to be exchanged for
bonds, bearing 6 per cent interest, to
H E. Casteel to complete the purchase
of the Island City ball park for a mu
nicipal athletic field and public play
PARK I rOPlLAH.
The $1,000 was riven the city by a
local corporation and with the pay
moot of the money and the vouchers.
the tract becomes the property of the
city, the deed having been made out
Now that the city has the park, rules
and regulation for the government of
the Fame will have to be adopted at
once. Already the city dads are being
beseiged for the use of the tract. A. J.
Hill of the high school appeared before
the commission and urged that hi3
squad be allowed to use the park cn
the following dates: Sept. 27. Oct. 4-25,
Nov. 8-27. The Thanksgiving game is
to be the big match of the season,
Monmouth being here for the contest.
Mr. Hill explained that the boys would
tut the weeds which are very high and
put the ground in proper t-hapo for use
ex ' would also install goal posts and
any other equipment which would be
permanent and for the use of all the
elevens using the place. The council
gave Mr. Hill permission to go ahead,
but will meet soon to adopt resolu
tions for the park's use, in order that
no discrimination be shown with
teams wanting games.
The mayor was authorized to ad
vertise for bids for the repair work
which is to bo done on the Milan
bridges, and the ordinance providing
for the annexation of additional terri
tory from South Hock Island which
the people ratified, was re-considered
and readopted as provided by law. As
soon as the plat and the ordinance
are filed with the county recorder this
pectlon 111 become a part of the city
proper. The report of the canvass by
the council of the election returns was
given, the figures being the same as
Used in The Argus yesterday. Klection
expenses amounting to $9s." covering
tho expenses of judges, clerks and
Other Items, were allowed.
The Hock Island Savings bank was
plven free water for the new orna
mental drinking fountain which the
Institution expects to p'ace in front
of its building on KiKhteenth street
nnd Third avenue. Automatic closing
fauccU are to be installed and foun-
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OFFICER IS NEAR
DEATH IN FIGHT
Grover Berry Thrown From
Patrol Wagon in Struggle
With Enraged Man.
BAD ACTOR MAKES ESCAPE
Policemen Unllmber Revolvers Re
capture Fugitive After Excit
Prince of Monaco on his yacht Hirpudelle-
New York, Sept. IS. A reigning
sovereign of Europe, Prince Albert of
Monaco, is now in the United States.
He arrived here a few days ago in
his private yacht Hirondelle and will
remain In America several weeks.
The ruler of the principality where
Monte Carlo is situated Is 65 years
old and interesting. Although he de
rives his income from Monte Carlo
gambling, when questioned on this sub
ject he intimated that it was very
painful to him. and changed the sub
ject. He Is a great oceanogrtipher and for
26 years has explored the North At
lantic and studied its geography and
living creatures. The results of his
observations are contained in more
than 80 books and pamphlets.
"I am almost at the end of my
work," said the prince. "Only a little
bit of sea near Greeland remains for
me to Btudy."
The prince will call on President
Wilson and see various western cities.
Of course he will visit universities and
museums. Study of educational sys
tems is one of his hobbies.
The prince will hunt for big game
In Wyoming before returning to his
job in Monaco and he makes no secret
of the fact that he hopes to kill a
bear or two.
How to Keep Face
Young and Attractive
(National Hygienic Review.
The wav to ward off old age is not
to f ar it. not to allow one's self to be
opur bi.i d iy the dread of advancine
eis. I'sc onlv I'tii fmate frevent
ives and avoid irvimr experiments with
preparations not endorsed by nhvsi
cians. Au eutirclv safe and verv ef
lectivo wav to keen the complexion
youne looking and beautiful is to ao
Vly crrlinarv mercolied wax at bed
time, lihlntt It like oid cream, washing
it olT in Uk- niortiini;. This craduailv
aosorbs the withered, faded cuticle,
which is replaced liv the more youth
ful, pink-tinted undcrskin. One ounce
of this wax. to be had at anv drug
lit ore. io ncuuh to completely reju
vtnate a worn-oi;t complexion.
Crow" feet and other wrinkles, the
firet Mens of advancine ase. mav he
removed by a t-impJe. harmless ;rei
nra'lnn made by dissolviic an ounce
cf powdered saxolite in a half pint
witch hazel. It is used as a faco bath.
tain is to be for the use of the public.
Three paving ordinances were adopt
ed. Ninth avenue from Twenty-first to
Twenty-fifth; Tenth avenue from
Twenty-first to Twenty-third; Elev
enth avenue from Eleventh to Twelfth
street. The blanket sidew alk ordinance
providing for the improvement of
walks in the business part of the city,
C AVT I'SE METHR.
It developed at the council meeting
that the big water meter costing $700
which was bought by the city for the
use of the Rock Island Plow company,
cannot be used. It was str.ted that the
company had made other plans and
will not need city water service, ex
pecting Instead to build c 50.000 gal
Ion tank on top of the plant, which will
give greater pressure. The council
tl.erelore concluded to save the ex
pense of installation which would be
several hundred dollars. It is expect
ed the meter can be traded back to the
National Meter company for smaller
WANTS ALLEY GRADED.
George B. Jackson appeared before
the council to complain about an al
ley adjacent to lots he had purchased
In Lincoln court. He stated that nine
months ago he appeared before the
council asking that the matter be at
tended to. He asked that the men
who laid out the addition be sued on
their bond which was filed to guaran
tee that streets and alleys would be
brought to grade. Commissioner
Reynolds stated he would interview
the parties interested this week and
that if some action was not taken by
next Monday ' he would introduce a
resolution to that effect, which satis
fied Mr. Jackson.
A communication was received from
the manufacturers of . the Nicolson
forced draft air boiler in Chicago of
fering to install two new boilers at
the waterworks for $1,000, claiming
that 15 per cent fuel would thereby be
saved, the capacity would be Increased
10 per cent, the smoke would be great
ly reduced and the installation would
cost nothing for 12 months. The fuel
bill of $5,300 for last year would be
cu'. $795. according to the communica
tion which was received and placed on
file. The council then adjourned.
In a fierce hand to hand struggle
with a prisoner tnis morning. Officer
Grover Berry almost lost his life,
when the enraged man grappled with
the officer and both were thrown
from the patrol wagon to the pave
ment. Scrambling to i's feet the bad
actor then made a dash for liberty.
Officers Gruby and Berry pursued un-
Hmberlng their revolvers for action
and firing several shots at the fleeing
man, who was captured after cn ex
citing chase. This morning ta pris
oner, much subdued, was giver, a 20-
day sentence to the county ?ail, the
charge being disorderly conduct He
gave his name as James Smith and
claimed Galesburg as his home.
About 4 o'clock this morning Smith
was raising a disturbance on the down
town streets and the wagon wa3 called.
The man exhibited the tendenc'ts gen
erally attributed to a Sioux Indian on
the war path. He was bundled into
the patrol wagon, Officeis Grut,y and
Berry seated on each side of him. As
the patrol reached the corner at
Fourth avenue and Seventeenth street.
Smith suddenly leaped to his feet and
grappled with Berry. The wagon gave
a sudden lurch in making tho curve,
and policeman and prisoner were vio
lently hurled to the pavement For
tunately, Berry's head struck Pmlth
instead of the bricks, or his skull
would have been crushed. B?Ty lay
stunned for a moment and the prison
er took to his heels.
Several leaden misi'ts wbtling
past his ear stopped his flight
FIRST SLOT MACHINE.
HALF GLAD MAN
MAKES WILD DASH
Rushes Down Business Streets
Early This Morning to Es
cape Phantom Monster.
Rushing pell mell down the streets
of the business district early this
morning, barefooted, bareheaded and
wearing only a pair of trousers, Ed
Kane, pursued by imaginary demons as
a result of drinking excesses, tore his
hair and shouted: "Here they come
boys, here they come. Don't let 'em
get me." Screaming with fear, he
dashed along Second avenue, where
his mad flight was interrupted by a
policeman who took the half-era ed
man to headquarters. Here he was
placed in a cell and a physician sum
moned. It was necessary to adminis
ter an opiate before Kane could be
quieted. This morning he was given
a 20-day sentence in the county jail,
where he will given an opportunity to
sober up and receive proper medical
Kane was arrested a few days ago,
at which time the officers state he
was on the verge of delirium tremens.
When taken out of the patrol he
yelled: "See 'em, there they go.
They're climbing over the fence." He
was liberated yesterday morning and
according to the authorities, again be
gan to drink, the early morning attack
resulting. . .
(Rear of 1121 Fourth avenue)
Let ns vulcanize that bad automobile tire of yours.
Send your tire to us and the work will be done to your en
We do the best of work and our prices are most rea
sonable. All Work Called For
Telephone Rock Island 2803.
H. E. SCHREINER, Prop. F. TOMLINSON, Mgr.
It Was Invented by Hero of Alexandria
About 125 B. C.
Hero of Alexandria (about 125 B. G.)
'was an ingenious inventor of mechan
ical toys. In bis works. Pneumatics"
and "Automata," be describes soiue
hundred small machines that be prob
ably never carried beyond the "moder
These included a steam engine and a
double forcing pump to be used as a
Hero was also the inventor of the
automatic delivery, or penny in the slot
machine. He describes "a sacrificial
vessel which Bows only when money
When the coin is dropped through
the slit it falls on one end of a bal
anced horizontal lever, which being
depressed ' opens a valve suspended
from a chain at the other end, aud the
water begins to flow.
When the lever has been depressed
to a certain angle the coin falls off and
the valve, being weighted, returns to
Its seat and cuts off the supply. The
mechanism is practically identical
with the present system. Baltimore
CLEMANN S SALZMANN'S
BIG STORE READY
' FOR THE SALE
Large Force Kept Busy Remarking
Immense Stock Doors Open
Yesterday morning a force of men
began operations on the remodeling of
Clemann & Salzmann's big store and
today the entire east side had been
removed and is now boarded up. Mas
sons and plasterers are busy la the
basement and the entire sales force
has been Just as busy remarking the
great stock In preparation for the
opening sale day tomorrow. The an
nouncement of the sale has attracted
attention far and wide, for the policy
of tills long established firm is well
known and the buying public have
confidence In their published state
ments. The original price tags have
been left on everything In the store,
as the firm does not countenance any
Juggling of figures, and Intending pur
chasers will be able to compare for
themselves. Many of the bargains ad
vertised will not last long at the prices
advertised, no that early buying is
suggested. It is an admitted fact that
Clemann & Salzmann's stock is the
largest and best selected west of Chi
cago and the opportunity to buy high
grade furniture, carpets, rugs, stoves,
tc, will be grasped by many.- "
A Peer and His Patent.
After it is "once issued the patent for
the creation of a new peerage cannot
be altered. Otherwise Lord Glerawly
would be wntten Lord Glenawley. as
Gerawly was written by a clerk in
mistake for this word. Another in
teresting case of a similar nature Is
that of Charles Pawlet. afterward
third Duke of Bolton, who died in
1754. In 1717. while his father, the
second duke, was still alive. Pawlet
was made a peer as Lord Pawlet of
Basing, although the Intention of the
king and bis advisers was to summon
him to the house of lords under one of
his father's junior titles that of Baron
St. John of Basing. However, the
writ of summons had been made out
to Lord Pawlet of Basing, and Pawlet
bore this title until be became Duke of
Bolton in 1722. Westminster Gazette.
You Know What Makes This Millin
ery Department Grow Confidence;
People believing in us a lot of women be
ing fully satisfied that the styles in millinery
created here are absolutely correct, and
that the cleverest copies of Paris hats are
shown here almost simultaneously with their
"exhibits in the large cities or fashion centers
of this country.
OUR FALL OPENING on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of this week will reveal a
wealth of modes from the leading fashionab'e mi -linery
houses in America, of most artistic loveliness
and chic variations, and their catchy exclusive ness
beckon all women of the three cities, and for fifty
miles beyond to the
McCabe Millinery Opening
Lillian Russell says, "A desire always to appear
at one's best is a most commendable ambition of
The average woman wants to know that her
hat is "just right" otherwise that uncomfortable feel
ing of uncertainty destroys her pleasure.
If you consult our milliners, and are guided by
their suggestions, you cannot choose the wrong hat.
They make a study "of millinery art year in and
year out and it's their -business to know all about
the trim and pose ofa hat.
More elegance here in fashionable millinery
this season than ever before; your inspection and
approval is cordially invi'ed.
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ROCK' ISLAND. ILL?. ?oD TFr?5iJR C?
Coin Bros. Establishment No. 2
to Be Remodeled at Large
Rock Island Is to have one of the
finest confectionery and luncheon es
tablishments in the middle west, ac
cording to the announcement of An
gelus Coin, manager of the Coin Broth
ers' store No. 1 and 2, this morning.
Store No. 2, but recently established
on Second avenue, opposite the New
Harper hotel, was closed today to
permit of extensive remodeling opera
tions, and at the time of the reopen
ing, the place will be known as "The
The three walls of the place are to
be entirely lined with mirrors, and
at the base the finest Italian marble
will be built in. New and modern
fixtures will be Installed, all of pure
white. In each mirror will be placed
white and gold art glass lights, and
finished effect promises to be exceed
ingly rich and harmonious.
A new 24-foot iceless fountain, the
largest In the tri-cities, is to be in
stalled, and in addition a steam table
will comprise" a part of the equip
ment, the latter to be utilized for
serving luncheons. Luncheon will be
made a feature during the winter
months, although the service will be
continued all the year.
The remodeling work will be begun
immediately and when completed the
establishment promises to be one of
the finest and best equipped in this
Boston team $50, ana First Baseman
Myers, also of the Kcston team, $100,
for fighting on the field during the
first game of the double header here
last Saturday. Tinker also was sus
pended three days for using abusive
language to Umpire O'Day.
A Profitable Way to Spend Three
Evenings Each Week.
While the majority of young people
are not doing anything for self im
provement, you can enroll in one of
the classes at Brown's Evening school
and get ready for the position higher
up. Office, 1423 Second avenue. Open
this evening. (Adv.)
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
Roberts, People's National bank
Fighting Players Fined.
There will be a meeting of the town
board of auditors in the council room
of the city ball on Honday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Sept 15, 1913. The pur
pose of Bald meeting is to allow any
and all bills.
Decide if there is to be a tax levy.
Decide whether a special election
shall be held to fill vacancv in office
To determine if the township will
uso any money for the betterment of
the roads in the township.
And any other business that may
come before the said board.
S. D. FOLSOM, Clerk.
Supervisor. ' (Adv.)
Your complexion as well as your
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 16. Presl-'temper Is rendered ihiserable by a dls-
dent Lynch of the National league an
nounced yesterday that he had fined
both Manager Tinker of the Cincinnati
club and Shortstco Maranville of the
ordered liver. By taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets you
can improve both. Sold by all drug
gists. (Adv.) .
SPENCER M.E. CHURCH
PAYS HALF OF DEBT
At a "get-together" meeting of tho
congregation of Spencer Memorial
Methodist church last evening in the
church, reports were received from all
branches of the world. Each society
represented In the church activities
reported one of the best years in Its
history. The trustees reported that
$4,385 was paid off during the year on,
the old debt leaving a balance of $5,000
owing the church extension board. 1 ne
church treasurer reported that every
thing pertaining to the local expenses
of the church has been cared for in
good shape. The church has a mem
bership of 239 not including the mem
bers of the Sunday school which has a
After the reports had been received
a program as follows was given:
Piano solo Miss Vera Reynolds.
Trio (violin, cornet and piano)
Herman Hawains, Alvln Palmer and
Alvin Nelson. '-v,
Violin solo Chester Olson. v.;;
Recitation Miss Ruth Johnson.
Selections by church male quartet
Recitation Miss Marie Williams.
Vocal solo Miss Ida Sippel.
Vocal solo Miss Nellie Roberts.
Refreshments were served by th
ladles of the church to the 150 mem
bers in attendance and the meeting
was a most profitable one.
All the news all ibt time The
Sept, 16, 17, 18
The Maiden Insurance company is a
singular Denmark Institution. It is
confined to the nobility, and the noble
man, as soon as a female child is born
to him, enrolls her name on the com
pany's books and pays in a certain
sum and thereafter a fixed annnal
amount to the treasury. When the
young girl has reached the age of
twenty-one she is entitled to a fixed
income and to an elegant suit of apart
ments, and this income and this resi
dence, both almost princely, are hers
until she either marries or dies. The
society has existed for generations. It
has always prospered. Thanks to it.
poverty stricken old maids are un
known among the Denmark nobility,
but every maiden lady is rich and
It Is related that the negroes were
once greatly excited In Johannesburg
over a rumor of a Kaffir uprising. One
white woman said to her black boy:
"Tou wouldn't kill your missus,
"Oh. no." the boy replied: "boy next
door kill yon. and I kill his missus."
The affair, it seemed, bad all been
arranged, and very delicately at that
This boy's name was "Machinery.
The blacks take any name they bear
used among the whites, and 'Machin
ery Is a very common name in Johan
nesburg. E. W. Howe's Monthly.
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