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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 5, 19U
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MOLINE'S SECTION OF
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STRANDED BY WAR
Many Local People Spending
Summer in Old County
Unable to Return.
M. G. SKOGLUND IS BACK
One of First to Return From Sweden
Oter Local People In Various
Parts of Europe.
More than one hundred Moline peo
ple on a, summer tour of Europe are
stranded, unable to secure passage for
home, owing to the discontinuance of
trans-Atlantic steamship service, a
fact occasioned by the International
ar now in progress In the eastern
hemisphere. Local relatives of the
tourists are not worried over their
safety, as lives of the Americans in
Kurope are in no way endangered by
the war. but owing to the tie-up in
ocean traffic there is no telling when
the tourists may be able to secure
passage for home. In addition to this
trouble It Is hard to cash travelers'
cheques or drafts owing to the fact
that all banks in the countries affect
ed refuse payment on this form of note
during the present crisis. The action
taken by congress in appropriating a
large sum for American tourists
abroad is a timely and necessary one.
M. G. Skoglund Home.
M. G. Skoglund, who resides at Eigh
teenth avenue and Eleventh street, Mo
line, has arrived home from a visit to
Sweden, and has an interesting story
to tell of his homeward passage on
board the I.usitania of the Cunard
line. This steamship was the last to
if-ave from Gothenburg, and on pass
ing through tae North sea the vessel
came within hailing distance of the
Russian and German fleets. The pass
nee of the vessel was in no way inter
Mr. Skoglund was the first of a par
ty of 75 Swedish-Americans of Moline
and vicinity to return home after a
summer Tflcatlon visit in the old coun
try. Ticket Sale Stopped.
Fred Sundec-n. local agent for a num
ber of trans-Atlantic steamship com
panies, has announcements which in
.'.'ai.es the gravity of the present Eu
ropean situation. From the offices of
the Red Star line came notice to Mr.
Sundeen that because the city of Ant
werp, Belgium,' was in a state of
s'esc. the sailing of the Vaterlcnd,
that they have Joined the tourist rush
to England, owing to the outbreak In
Europe. Just when they will arrive
home in not known, but Mr. Ebl was
relieved of considerable anxiety upon
receiving the message.
ONE OF SPEAKERS
Rev. R. S. Haney to Address
Supervisors at Annual
Three hundred delegates. Including
Supervisors G. II. Richmond, Fred
Graflund. H. C. Hinrichs and Charles
Tambur and County Clerk H. B. Hub
bard from Rock Island county, are in
attendance at the 2Sth annual conven
tion of the Supervisors and County
Clerks' association in session this
week in Peoria. The meeting opened
Prominent Haymaker of Moline
Is Member of State of
MEET JN PHILADELPHIA
Moliner in Line for Further Recogni
tion From Society Strong in
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Edward Bloomquist of this city, for
merly state chief haymaker of Illinois
and prominent for several years in
the activities of that order, leaves to
morrow for the east, and will be one
of the four Illinois men to attend the
annual convention of the Haymakers
In .Philadelphia, opening
of lUllsboro In the chair. For the
men last evening a smoker was held
and the women visitors were sent to
Beginning at 9 o'clock this morting
a discussion on good roads, which
continued until noon, was the order
of the program. Charles Tambur of
Moline led the discussion. Three
members of the state highway com
mission were present and A. D. Ua? a,
tone of them, made a keynote address.
E. F. Baldwin, editor of the P loria
Star, was one of the speakers t'-is aft
ernoon. Tomorrow forenc i Rev.
Richard S. Haney of Molinf is to ad
dress the supervisors on "How to Help
the Poor Without Pauperising Them."
This is a topic the local pastor is well
qualified to discuss.
Rock Island has entered the compe
tition to secure the 1913 convention.
Other cities in the race are Edwards
ville. which has a squad of boosters
on the ground working for the honors
Belleville, Joliet and Canton.
Heads of Plant Predict Great
Year and Are Happy Over
That business conditions in the
country, especially in lines which af
fect the manufacturing interests ot
t'iiis city and community are improv-
scheduled from New York, Aug. 8. has ing, was the declaration of officials at
been canceled. Tickets will not be
old for any class of passage.
ST'ae Lusitania. upon which Mr. Skog
lund returned, is to be held in port
in New York, according to word re
reivAd from the fnnaril Hn hr Mr
Sundeen In fact aeents have hen ! all year." stated one of the heads of
ordered all over the country to stop J the concern, "but the engine plant ba'
hooking passage on practically all not been so active. Recently, bow
lines until the present situation 1m-(ever, sales have increased to a great
proves. J extent, and we have been compelled
the Root & VanPervoort plant today.
They based their assertion upon the
rect-nt increases in their sales, par
ticularly in the gasoline engine line.
"The Moline Automobile plant has,
as everybody knows, been very busy
claims that the two men entered her
home unbidden and made themselves
obnoxious. She immediately inform
ed the police of their actions and they
were apprehended enroute to Silvia.
They will be given a hearing in police
court this week.
FIRE DEPARTMENT BUSY
Laddies Answer Two Calls Within
Half an Hour.
The Moline fire department was
busy yesterday afternoon answering
two calls within a half hour. The
first came from a lunch room located
at 14H Fifteenth street conducted by
Earnest Lebbert. A pan of grease
had become ignited in some manner
and the flames spread to other parts
of the kitchen. The blaze was ex
tinguished without much trouble and
only slight damage was done. The
second call came from the vicinity of
Twenty-ninth street and Eleventh ave
nue, where a dump heap had caught
fire. It was quickly under control and
no damage was done.
following week. Mr. Bloomquist also
attended the 1913 convention of the
order, which was held in Washington.
D. C. and was at that time named one
of the three members of the state of
order committee, which is to make its
reoc-.t at the coming convention. Oth
e". members of this committee are Mil
ton Burg of New Jersey and V. E.
Einrich of New York.
Is a Judiciary Body.
The state of order committee is in
the nature of a Judiciary body for the
Haymakers' order, and it is on its rec
ommendations that rules governing
the affairs of the society are passed
upon at the national conventions.
Among other things this year the com
mittee will recommend that the ap
portionment? of delegates to the na
tional meeting be on the basis of one
delegate to each 1,000 members of j
the order, instead of one to every 500, j
as has been the custom in past years, i
It is believed that such a change will '
result in a more equitable representa-i
tion between states with proportion-
ately larger membership than others.
Other Illinois men who will attend '
the Philadelphia convention are W. X. j
Rider of Auburn, W. E. Young of ;
Champaign and J. P. Vaughn of Mount
Vernon, all three of whom were chos
en as state representatives of the or
der at the Illinois convention of 1914.
Recognition for Moliner.
Mr. Bloomquist, who has won a name
for himself both locally and nationally
as a prominent member of the order,!
may be in line for further recognition
at the coming convention, although'
he is not an open candidate for any j
office. After leaving Philadelphia he 1
expects to spend several days visiting j
friends and relatives in New York
City, and w ill not return to Moline j
for perhaps two weeks.
Former Postmaster Dead.
G. E. Dexter, a former Tlskilwa
postmaster, died at his home there aft
er a lingering illness from a compli
cation of diseases. He leaves a
widow and five daughters. Mrs. J. M.
Farrell of Princeton, Mrs. Robert
Dindgren of Dps Moines, Miss Phoebe
Dexter and Miss Cornelia Dexter of
Tiskilwa. and Mrs. Fred Farrell of
PLAN A MEETING
Permanent Organization of As
sociation to Be Effected
Moline baseball fans are asked to
gather in a mass meeting in the city
hall Thursday evening, at which-time
plans for organisation and incorpora
tion of the local association will be
completed. The rig'.it to open sub
scription books for the sale of stock
has been granted by the secretary ot
state, and it is necessary to take steps
for the issuance of this stock without
further delay in order that a perma
nent organization can be effected.
Every Moliner who has pledged to
take stock in the association is asked
to be present at this meeting, and
those who are not pledged but are will
ing to help are also wanted.
WILL HAVE PICNIC
ftwinp to the success of the recent
merchants' day held in Moline local J
mernhanta nlnn to celebrate such an!
occasion again this year and thereafter
make it an annual or semi-annual I
event, It has been suggested that
Aug. 13 be selected as the date for
holding the next event, and that the
stores close early and give their
clerks and employes a chance for a
day of recreation and amusement. If
the event becomes a reality a picnic
will probably be held and the major
ity are in favor of having it at Wood
ward's grove. A meeting of the Re
tail Merchants' association was held
last evening and decision reached to
test out the various merchants to see
whether or not all desire the arrange
ment of a merchants' day.
MOLINE LIBRARY BOARD
AGAIN FAILS TO MEET
The board of directors of the Mo
line j)ul)lfc library, after several un
successful attempts this summer to
hold a oneeting, made another effort
hist evening and failed again. Only
four members appeared. A special
meeting of importance has been call
ed for -next Tuesday evening, and It is
thought that there will he a sufficient
number of members present to trans
Leave to Fight in War.
F. C'ordell of the Moline Automo
bile company has left for France to
join that country in the European
war. Two employes of the Root &
VanDervoort Engineering company
who were formerly in the French ar
tillery have been called home, accord
ing to an unofficial report received
F. E. Pierson Will Not Go to
Chicago to Accept Y. M,
C. A. Position.
F. E. Pierson, physical director of
the Moline Y. M. C. A.. ha3 been of
fered a similar position in the Wilsoa
Avenue association of Chicago, but has
declined to accept and will remain in
his present capacity in Moline. The
Wilson avenue Y. M. C. A. ia consid
ered one of the finest in the country,
and directors- of national reputation
were in line for the position open. Mr.
Pierson, however, was the choice, but
turned down the offer when the Mo
line association directors earnestly re
quested him to remain here. Mr.
Pierson said that he believed it was
his duty to stick by the local association.
Moline Man Shoots Self.
Frank Schaciva of 331 Thirty
fourth street, aged 22, accidentally
shot himself in the right forearm with
a 22-caliber rifle. He was taken to
the city hospital, where Dr. H. A.
Beam extracted the bullet, which had
lodged In the flesh of the arm just
above the wrist. His condition is not
Tourists In Switzerland.
to add 49 men to our force this month.
Moline friends solicitous for the wel-! More ,han that, we are still looking
fare of a party in Switzerland believe J for comp tent men.
that the tourists are safe, as that coun-j "We attribute the increased attivi
try is not taking part In thfr war. The I lies to the return cf confidence on the
party Includes Mrs. Evlan Sargent, i Part of the farmers."
Mrs. Mnnie Vinton. Mrs. Emma!
Young, Miss Mary Hill, Miss Janei
Kerns, Miss Alice Wheelock. Miss!
Eluvia Wright and Miss Ada Hemen-j
way. the latter of Rock Island. I
TO PURCHASE LOT
ENTER A PROTEST
Paving Project Is Not Looked
Upon With Favor at
Enthusiastic Meetincr Held and! The silvis village board met lastj
Site for New Church Will I evening and .heard the complaints of
those who object to paving on Ninth
i street. The objections are based on :
THERESA BOEHMER j
MAKES A STATEMENT'
Fred Boehmer, who pleaded guilty !
to incest in police court when ar
raigned before Justice Fred Entrikin
on the charge, is being held in the
county jail in default of payment of
$1,500 bonds. He is bound to the ,
Boehmer's confession was made in '
an unconcerned manner as though he
had committed no crime at all, when,
as a matter of fact, the minimum sen
tence for incest is 20 years in the
penitentiary, while the maximum is
Little Theresa Boehmer, the victim, .
did not appear in court when her fath
er was arraigned, but she made a
private statement to the police after ,
Boehmer had appeared on the stanu. j
Boehmer declared that he had com
mitted the offense since the girl was ;
12 years of age, but in the past three
years was guilty but three times. Tha ,
girl, however, declared to the police
that her father had attacked her on j
A large meeting was held last eve
ning by members of the Trinity Luth
eran church to cuasider the commit
tee's report regarding the purchase of
a lot, 60 by 110 f'et. at the northwest
corner of Fourteenth avenue and
Fourteenth street. The committee re
ported that the lot, upon which there
is a small house, could be purchased
from WililamMcClellan for $3,000.
The report of the committee was
adopted and the trustees, by resolu-J
the cost of the project and the narrow ! LCCAL COMPANY MEMBERS
width of the proposed excavation.
The village board, owing to the pres
ent financial condition of the treasury,
does not feel justified In cutting
through the hill to a width greater
than that necessary for the pavement,
while the objectors demand a width
that will give room for sidewalks also.
It Is estimated that the cost of cuttint
through the hill will amount to about
$700. The proposed paving is to ex
tend from First to Fourth avenues.
tion. were instructed to execute the lne village Doara aeciu.eu io c
necessary papers. On the motion to definitely in the matter last night and
adopt the resolution instructing the turned the complaints over to the
READY FOR ANNUAL CAMP;
The annual encampment of the Illi
nois national guard will be held next '
net'k at Springfield. Camp Lincoln. '
and Company F members of this city'
are preparing to make the trip. The;
Sixth Illinois will go into camp Sun-;
day. Aug. 9. and will break camp a i
week later. The men will probably'
leave Moline Saturday evening or
early Sunday morning on a special
trustees to purchase the lot there was
not a dissenting voice.
From the preliminary eurvey that
has been made It Is found that by
placing the new church building as far
to the northwest as possible there will
be ample room for a commodious
structure that will be a credit to the
Lutherans of the community.
MESSAGE FROM MRS. EBI
' Moline Woman and Son Touring Eur.
ope Safe in London.
"Safe in Jvondon," waa the cable
gram message received late yesterday
' afternoon by A. R- Ebl. traffic manager
for Lwere & Co., from Mrs. Ebl and
son Kenneth, who have leen spending
the asummt-r in Europe. They were
scheduled to leave Jledelburg, where
Kenneth has been taking a course In
tie university, last week, bound for
Switzerland, but according to the aw
rage revived here they were unable
to make th! trip. Jt ia evident &ow ;
board of local improvements for inves
tigation. A later meeting on the pro
ject will then be held.
TV0 MEN ARE ASSESSED
ON DISORDERLY CHARGE
For creating a disturbance in an
airdome at Fourth- avenue and Ninth
street, last evening. Cbarleg Shoe
stead was fined $5.05 by Justice Fred
Entrikin in police court. Disorderly
conduct was the charge.
Adolph LIndburg. a farmer residing
near this city, paid $5.05 on a similar
charge. He was arrested while in an
intoxicated condition at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Seventeenth street.
Velies Enter Tournament.
The Velie Grays of this city will take
part in the baseball tournament at
Tiskilwa. August 18, 19, 20 and 21.
Crlppen's men will run up the color
of Princeton, competing under tin
name of that town.
"YOUNG" FREEMAN ISSUES .
A WRESTLING CHALLENGE
"Young" Freeman, a Moline wrest- I
ler, has issued a sweeping challenge
to all grapplers in the 123 pound class, j
Freeman has been defeated but once ,
since he entered the wrestling ring ,
and is considered a corner in the class.
He Is especially anxious to meet,
Eddie Hammer, another local wrest-i
ler of considerable repute, and the
two may stage a preliminary to the
Roller-lemetral match at Exposition
park next week.
EAST MOLINE POLICE NAB
TWO ON WOMAN'S CHARGE
Two men who give the names of
Edward and William Thompson, and
claim that they are brakemen in the
employ of the Rock Island lines. Mis
souri division, were arrested by the
East Moline police on a complaint
registered against I hem by Mrs. W.
Inez, who resides at Fourteenth street
and N tilth avenue. Last .Moline. She
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