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THE HOCK ISLAND AKGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1014.
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MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
TAKES LIFE WHEN
SUIT IS SPURNED
Dead Body of Albert Von Ach
Found by Brothers in Timber
TRIED TO SUICIDE BEFORE
Color bearer C. E. Roberts.
Guide Frank McCune.
Inner guard Am Wlthrow.
Outer guard William Clements.
Patriotic Instructor Rev. E. E. Do
Long. A. D. Rhlnesmlth. division secretary
of Peoria was present at the meeting
and installed the newly elected officers.
HAS AN ACCIDENT
GET FRANK ABEN
Milk Dealer Again Falls Into
Toils of Law and Will Be
Inquest Brings Out Fact That This
Was the Second Attempt at
Disappointed in love when his
weetheart spurned his suit, and de
spondent because be was unable to
secure the education he desired, Al
bert Von Ach. aged T5 years, living
on a farm near Watertown, fired a
bullet Into hi brain and died instant
ly. His lifeless body was found last
night in the timber a mile from his
home, by his two brothers, who had
gone in search of him.
The inquest was held this morning
In the Allbbrow undertaking parlors
In Watertown, Coroner R. C. J. Meyer
presiding. It was learned that about
five years ago Von Ach made a previ
ous attempt at suicide by slashing
his wrists with a knife. His intention
was to cut the arteries, but the at
tempt failed and his life was saved
by prompt surgical attention. Several
witnesses were heard, including the
two brothers. Clarence and John Von
Ach. who testified that their brother
had threatened to take his life, but
that they had paid no attention to
him. thinking that he was merely de
sirous of frightening his family.
Wanted Higher Position.
PER CENTAGE IS TOO LOW
Less Than Required Butter Fat Found
In Milk Cleanup Campaign
Farmer Narrowly Escapes Ser
ious Injury When Dragged
Delegates ' to the Rock River Asso-
A farmer residing near Coal Valley i hn a local milk dealer, for putting elation of Congregational Ministers
Moline's city officials have started
cleanup week by arresting Frank
elation on the subject. "The Pbysl
clan's Estimate of Alcohol."
The tennis courts adjoining the
building on the west are being placed
in condition for the approaching sea
son under the direction of Physical
Director F. E. Pieraon. The courts
will be ready for playing by Monday
or Tuesday of next week.
Sterling Voted Fall Session of
Rock River Congregational
and m ho gave the name of Schrader. j ou, a r,r,iact which measures far be
low the standards required by the law,
and the officials claim that they intend
to clean up on the milk sold in the city
and put alleged fraudulent dealers out
of business. .
Abon was arrested once before on a
similar charge, but the case fell down
owing ic a technicality. Evidently he
had a narrow escape from serious in
jury and possible death last evening '
about 7 o'clock, when a team of .'
horses which he was driving ran 1
away on Fifteenth street near Twenty- j
sixth avenue. Schrader was thrown
from the wagon and dragged along '
the pavement for a distance of about : djd not worry OVer the future, for it
20 feet but escaped with few bruises ; geem(J tnat tne mik hag ghown no Jm
and a severe shaking up. He returned ' provement. city Chemist Fritze has
home without seeking medical assist-j j(lat ccmplPti. a test and proclaims
aD?' w ,, .. . Jltto contain about two per cent of
The horses became frightened and ; , - , tlw, rrtinanr.p re
the wagon was hurled against the
curb, with the result that Schrader
was thrown out He continued to
hold the reins and was drafted until
witnesses of the accident stopped the
DR. CRAIG S. THOMS
TO OCCUPY PULPIT
Dr.. Craig S. Thorns of Vermillion.
S. D., will occupy the pulpit tomorrow
morning and evening at the First Bap
tist church. While the doctor is not
a candidate for tiie vacancy at the
i church made by the recent resigna-
VonAch was employed by a neigh- tion of Rev. j. Artnur Hurley, he has
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accepted tne invitation 01 tne puipit
committee to stop off in Moline while
touring this section in order that local
Baptists may hear his message.
bor as a farm hand, but was despond'
ent owing to the fact that he desiied
to become something better than a
common laborer. He often spoke of
rhe matter to his employer, stating
that he desired to secure an educa
tion. Von Ach left the farm Wednesday
and as he had not returned at the end
of 48 hours, his brothers were notified,
with the result that a search was
started and his dead body found.
The tract in which the body was
found belongs to the ctate and is ad
jacent to the Watertown hospital. The
body of the youth lay face downward,
the revolver clutched tightly in one
hand, the face blackened with powder.
The bullet hed entered the temple
and penetrated the brain, causing in
Disappointed in Love.
A letter was Introduced at the in
quest which had some bearing upon
the young man's death, but at the re
quest cf relatives it was not niade
public. It is thought, however, that
Von Ach was disappointed in love, as
the mother said that pride partially
prompted the act. Tha jury returned
a verdict of suicide.
Deceased was born in Rock Ifiand
county and had lived here ail of Uls
life. He was of Cerman descent and
Is survived by his mother and two
brothers. Funeral arrangements have
not been made.
WILLIAM DORN INJURED
IN CUTTING A FIRE HOSE
William Dorn, better known as
"Dutch," pipeman at the central fire
station, was seriously injured this
morning while cutting a piece of fire
hose with a sharp knife. The knife
clipped and the blade entered his left
arm, inflicting a Hash several Inche3
in length and about an inch in depth.
Fortunately no arteries were severed
and he wad not taken to the hospital.
His wound required Fevcral Etitches
and will incapacitate hiin from duty
for several days.
quires no "ess than three per cent.
Aben wi'.l be prosecuted to the full
extent of the Jaw In an effort to bring
about tetter jnilk conditions in the
Secures an Acquittal.
The f rst time Abea was arrested he
secured an acquittal owing to the fact
that the milk was tested by the city
chemist im-tead of the state food In
spector. As this, is contrary to law,
tha local cllclals had to release him
with the warning that a future offense
would be cared for in accordance with
the fetate laws.
BECKMAN HURT lii
Moline Man Suffers Serious In
juries and Narrowly Escapes
and Churches, at the business session
this morning. In the First Congrega
tional church, decided to hold the fall
meeting in Sterling next October.
Report of the audit, finance and res
olutions committee were read and the
following appointments were made:
Trustee of State Conference, 1913
Rev. R. S. Haney, Moline.
Corporate Member Home Mission
Society Rev. R. S. Haney.
Corporate Member of American
Board Harry Ainswortb, Moline; Rev,
M. F. Miller, East Moline.
Registrar Rev. M. F. Miller.
Member Advisory Committee of the
Association Rev. W. W. 'Tuttle. Oen-
Resolutions commending the women
in their efforts to drive out the saloons
were adopted, and church work in its
various phases was discussed.
The convention will close tomorrow
evening with an address by Miss May
Corbett, a missionary to China. Inter
esting programs will be carried out
both in the morning and evening.
The convention opened yesterday
morning and last evening Rev. Leroy
Stafford, who is a missionary to Al
bania, gave an address. -
IN MOLINE CHEAP
Dry Forces Spend but $2,000 in
This City During Fight
WANT THE CITY
TO TAKE, TRACT
G. M. Committee Discusses Ac
quisition of Cripp Tract
Improvement of Browning Field and
purchase of the Gripp tract adjoining
were the chief subjects for discussion
at the noonday luncheon of the Great
er Moline Committee today. The com
mitee looking after the legal phase of
the proposed transaction reported that
no progress had been made. Henry
J. Gripp told members of the commit
tee that if the land was wanted some
action would have to be taken at once,
as he had other prospective purchas
ers. Mayor M. R, Carlson was ap
pointed to look into the legal end of
the matter to ascertain if something
could not be done without calling a
special election to have the question
A motion was made and seconded
by several members that the city com
mission go ahead with the improve
ment and purchase the Gripp tract.
paying $15,000 at tjre rate of $1500 a
year, making up the amount by rent
ing out the grounds for baseball and
football. In case the Gripp tract is
acquired, it will be used for park purposes.
The question of entertaining group
one, Illinois Federation of Commer
cial clubs, was referred to the Moline
Commercial club. The fact that the
local club Is not a member of the Illi
nois Federation may prevent the Mo
line organisation acting as hosts.
The Federal Electric Wash."
ing Machine is operated on a
unique oscillating cylinder
principle. This cylinder.which
serves as the clothes recep
tacle, is perforated and the hot
muds are forced through and
through until the clothes mr
thoroughly spotlessly clean.
Equipped with wringer and
reversible starting and stop,
ping levers. Prices, t o. b. Chi.
cago, galvanized, $85 sine,
$95; copper, $100.
Let one of these electric wash
ers banish its work and worry
Your weekly washing can be done
better and more easily, quickly and cheaply
by means of an Electric Washing Machine.
Without effort on your part, your largest
washing will be washed and wrung in
scarcely any time. All you do is put in the
water, clothes and soap and turn the switch.
Electric Washers do not rub or tear the
materials; cleansing floods of snow-white
suds are forced through and through the fibres of the
fabrics. The daintiest clothes are uninjured and the heaviest
blankets are cleansed to absolute purity. The cost of opera
tion is but a few cents a week really you should not be with
out this economical, modern convenience.
When next yoa are in Chicago, come in and mem a demonttra
tion of ali the leading makem and models of Electric Wash i
ing Machine. .Writ today for interesting literature.
WINS THE MEDAL
Takes First Place in Oratorical
Contest and Will Represent
VELIE TO SPECIALIZE IN
Serious injury and a narrow escape
from death was the experience of John
Beckman, aged 22 years of 911 Forty-
secona street hi t u uut& uia luuuuu ( ... .... ,
. . .... , ... . , ,.," league in the campaign just closed
when he collided with a team of horses . ..... . ...
while- speeding oa his motorcycle.
Heckrcan camo down Third avenue
Expenses of the Moline local option
were a little less than ?2,000. There
) was a little money In the treasury ia
westward and at Seventeenth t"t; after aHUlte are paid.
failej to observe a team of horses and Tfae Jeague went out cf cxisteme
t a collision, tne cycle sinking one or
last evening at a meeting held at the
"V "T C A onH nnnthor nrca n ira t irn
RAISING BELGIAN HORSES '. l!,e 1,or8C8; lanclr,s ?iT onto he wlieel ' to i,e affiliated with the nimois Ami-
uuu luiu.iui uuu ' !"-! saloon league, was formed. Most of
meni aim usi uireci
It was learned tojay that W. I,. Velio ,
is to specialize in the raiding of fne
thoroughbred IJelglan horses on his
stock farm south of the city. A deal
of tho frightened
t:y beneath f.ie hoofs j,he njeinber3 of the eid b'ody joined
horses. ' lhe new
Eec kn'.an was severely shaken and
Half a dozen speeches were made
! GENESE0 OFFICERS NAMED.
Special f The Argui
Gene??o. 111.. April IS. The mem
bers cf Frederick I). Grant camp. Sons
of Veterans, met in the office of t.'ol.
C. G. Davis and elected the fallowing
Commander Lcwl9 F. McLaughlin.
Senior vice commander John Goes.
Junior vice commander Howard 11
Secretary Charles V. Lowry.
Treasurer Charles H. Goss.
Members of the camp council B. S.
Gray. W. il. llosford, li. K. Sommers.
h1aytB Wonderfu! Stomach Remedy
Is Recomicended and Praised By
Thousands Who Have
I w micm man for
bout thraa month
caused from Gail Stone
t th Livar uiU waa tol
by three of our moat prom
uaa closed by Mr. Velie yesterday with ! bru'ied- b.u' w" ,ablc tO,f0t4 "P aKaJ I and praise waa given George W. Wood
Arthur and Al Van Hecke. importers "alk Hl ,?e' "V11 be- for the manner in which he handled
r,.,. - ... came faint and the city ambulance was fh -,!,,,, Another mooting will
Leslie Maxson won the oratorical
contest last night at the high school
auditorium" and will represent Moline
at the annual Big Eight event in
i Galesburg, May 1. The subject of
j Maxson's address was "The Martyr
of Molokai," and the winner Is the
youngest orator who has ever repre
sented the local school in a Big Eight
event, being but 15 years of age.
Albert Stowe won second place,
with an oration entitled "The Justifica
tion for the Minimum Wage." Both
winners are members of this year's
Big Eight championship debating
Gold and silver medals weife pre
sented to the winners of first and sec
ond place. Nine were entered in the
Electric Shop Chicago
Michigan and Jackson Boulevards
The Judd Electric Washer
literally handles the water,
forcing it through the clothes
100 times per minute. Per
fectly smooth inside can't
wear out the clothes. Washes
end wrings at the same time.
Patented safety guard rollers.
Model "C", capacity 8 sheets,
galvanized, $95, .copper $115.
Model "D", capacity 12 sheets,
galvanized, $115, copper. $135.
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Wm. D. Mcjunkin Advertizing Agency, Cbtcag
of Belgian horses, for I'.ie purchase 1
of or..- bta'lion and two teams of draft j
r. ari.-s. The exact price is not made
public, but it Is understood that about
$1,009 each was paid for tho four
MOLINE AND EAST MOLINE
PIGEON CLUBS IN COMBINE
summoned. lie was taken to the hos
pital, and it is feared Oat he is Inter
The pigeon clubs of Moline and East
Moline have united and formed a com
bination for the purpose of staging
contests this season which will be par
ticipated in by members of both clubs.
The two clubs still maintain iqiarate j,.hj .i(. , ., . . h
, . , ' I detailed policemen to watch the ave-
nue and with orders to arrest all speed
ALL SPEEDERS IN MOLINE
STREETS TO BE ARRESTED
Complaint has been made to the
police and city commission to the ef
fect that automobile speeders on Third
avenue are again endangering the
lives and limbs of workingmen in the
shops at the noon hour by using the
avenue as a speedway, with the result
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organizations, but all pigeon contests
are to be held Jointly.
CONDITION CF MINISTER
REMAINS ABOUT THE SAME
Word received in this city today
from St. Paul by friends of Dr. U. A.
Johnson stated that his condition re
mained unchanged and that little or
no hope was entertained for bis re
covery. The family have all reached
era. The cops were stationed on the
avenue today for the first time and as
jet no arrest have been made.
1 a 4
V i 1 l nnt ftroaxft that 1
J - sVM I would hv to u'.miit to
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w'f 'jCK J butha.rdi your Wooder-
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r" -W,7,f mmd
Bred foil treatment
and tonic it acorfd.na to
dirmtona and pallid
foirue takinir ""' Inrxl
kriam I work reieu.arlr And
doat fact may 11 effects. I am praiams your
hratadf toavi mrJnmdi. I tVnk it wortl ef
the inchest prur. BX.IXXLE Y, Roaaoke.Va.'
SuHerersof fe torn ach. Liver and n'etinaj
A::mentsar cot aakad ttjieirr' womamr
, fmt Slmmmck Kmmfdr f T week and nv'Dtlis
betore thmy feel baneata,!. Jut try one dnae
Wucli abould niai you feel better la lieaUtb.
roQVJnc yoa that you w. i a.n be wil and
rroos, irmm yoo from pain and auffertr.tf and afv
yom a sound and healthy toma h. aa it lias
im tiueuaands of oil. er caae. Wherever ic
la taken you wi.i hear nothina: hat the hiatirt
praiae. Gi to your drusa-nt aak hlra about tha
treat rasaitsit haa-heen accomp,iahins In raaea
t,l people he know or send to Oeo if . Mavr, Mlg.
"riemr. J44-IS6 Whinnit Kr.. Chiraa-o. 111., for
free n-iolc on stomach Ailmeri-a and munv irrata.
t ui i:ters . . f.C'r7 wto hva beea reatiffed.
Tor Ml Id ftor-k lalanrl tr the Red
froas pharmacy, f. I. O. Walker. -(,ern-lat.
Fourth avenue and Xweot-etb
Trustees of the Second Methodist
church, in session Thursday evening,
considered plans for the erection of a
parsonage adjoining to the church
building. No definite plans were
agreed on, but it Is hoped that such
an Improvement can be madein the
HERMAN BECKER TO TAKE
POSITION AT L0GANSP0RT
Herman Becker of this city, who re
cently resigned his position with the
Hoot and Van Dervoort Engineering
company as superintendent, has ac
cepted a posieion with the Rutenber
Motor company of Logansport, Ind., as
local manager, and today he left the
city with his family to take up his res
idence in that city.
the campaign. Another meeting will
be held at the end of two weeks to
perfect the organization.
SAFE IS OPENED
AND S15 TAKEN
Cracksmen Work in Wall Paper
Store of Axel Hellber?, on
No Luncheon May 6.
There will be no noonday luncheon
of Vie Molina Commercial club on
Wednesday, May 6, owing to the fact
that this is the opening day of the
association meeting here of the Illi
nois Mothers' Congress and Federation.
Woodcock to Return.
Secretary E. W. Woodcock of the
Rock Island County Highway Im
provement association will return to
liis home in Moline 'Monday evening,
according to word received here to
day. He has been visiting In White
Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Want Another Precinct.
South Moline township wants an
other voting precinct In addition to
the two which it now has, and Super
visor Zach Einfeldt will take the mat
ter up with the county board. About
1.300 votes were cast there on April
7, and this is a great many more than
the law says shall be cabt in two pre
EAGLES AGAINST SALOON.
Memceri Decide Not to Rent Part of
Building for Sala of Wet Goods.
At a meeting of Moline Aerie, No.
1112, Fraternal Order or Eagles, held
last night, the members opposed rent
ing a part of their building for saloon
purposes. The vote .was almost five
to one. Several applications for the
vacant part of the building have been
received, as the location Is considered
a desirable one, but the members feel
that they would rather rent It for other
t purposes. The attendance last night
was large and the question was care
fully discussed- before the vote was
Auto Company la Busy.
The Moline Automobile coin y is
taking care of an unusual rush in or
ders for their cars, and Is working
seven days a week and from 12 to 14
hours per day in shifts. The com
pany plans to Increase the capacity
of Its plant.
Some time during last night a large
safe in the wall paper store of Axel
Hellberg, 1403 Fifteenth street, was
blown open and robbed of $15 in cash.
Entrance to the store was effected
through a rear window, according to
the story told the police. Removal of
the heavy outside door of the Bale ap
pears to have been accomplished with
the use of dynamite, although It might
have "been done with some .heavy la
The combination on the Inner door
was solved by the burglars. and no dif
ficulty seems to have been experienced
hi removing the drawer containing the
EAST MOLINE SENIORS
PREPARE FOR THEIR PLAY
The senior class of the East Moline
high school is preparing for its annual
class play, the title this year to be
"The Varsity Coach." Miss Rosen
stein of Moline is assisting Miss Story
in training the school thespians far
Following Is the cast of characters:
Robert Selby Leroy Lundahl
Mousie Kent Harry Palmer
Howard Dixon Howard Ryan
Dick Ellsworth Howard Gumm
Chester Allen James Monroe
Ruth Moore Catherine Willey
Mrs. Moore Estella Parrot
Serena Selby Ethel David
Genevieve Allen Nellie Vlck
Ethel Lynn Grace Gorman
Daisy Doane Carrie Klnander
school board election being held to
day In Silvls is the entrance of a so
cialist ticket against the regulars.
The socialists have entered J. T. Holli-
day as a candidate for president,
against Mr. Lahre on the regular
ticket For trustees the socialists
have Henry Schubert and Robert Har
vey, while the regular ticket is com
posed of Henry Johnson and Robert
Another Grass Fire.
The fire department was called out
last evening at about 5 o'clock to ex
tinguish another grass fire. This time
it was in the vicinity of Twenty-fifth
avenue and Eighteen and a half
street. No damage was done.
SOCIALISTS ENTER TICKET.
Silvia Voters at Polls Today Voting
for Board Members.
The only feature of the annual
GREATEST PROPHETIC MOVEMENT ARISING
Having the greatest and most miraculous message for the benefit
and enlightenment of all the people.
MEETING SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH, 3 P. M., AT THE
120 EAST SECOND STREET. DAVENPORT, IOWA.
SPEAKER, SAMUEL GEORGE PRIDDLE, EVANGELIST
Having the gifts of prophecy, healing, discernment of spirits and
Subject: The fundamental cause of great calamities and how to
Circumstantial evidence, proving that the great power of God
Almighty is operating miraculously in favor of this movement.
The speaker guarantees to present the most astonishing and the
most miraculous information, which is of the greatest importance to
every man, woman and child.
ALL ARE WELCOME NO COLLECTION
Discus Anniversary Meeting.
At a meeting last evening of Thor
lodge No. 0, I. O. V., plans for the an
niversary celebration to be held May
IS were discussed. This will bo the
13th annual celebration held by the
local order. Several officers of the
grand lodge are to be present.
Schools Observe Arbor Day.
Moline schools observed Arbor and
bird day yesterday with appropriate
At tha Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Mabel Otis of the Trl-Clty Sani
tarium will deliver a talk Sundav at
the boys' goppeA meeting In the aato-j
JOHNSON WINS DOG RACE.
412 Mile Alaska Sweepstakes Finished
Nome, Alaska, April 18. John John
son, holder of the record for the 413-
mile all Alaska sweepstakes dog team
race, became the winner In the 1914
classic when he drove his eighteen
Siberian wolves Into Nome after hav
ing covered the 412 miles over the
snow trail from Nome to Candle and
return 81:03:00. Johnson's time was
Heven Irourg slower than the record
set by himself in 1910, when he drove
the Siberians over the course In
74:14:20. The racers were handicap
ped this year by stormy weather,
For all fancy baking
It's made from
Hard Spring Wheat.
The best flour you can buy, without
any exceptions, for all fancy baking.
Then head your grocery
GOLDRIM this week.
Western Flour Mill Co.