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THE. ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1004.
READY MONEY FURNISHED QUICKLY I
Many times the value of money dspends on how
quickly you can get it, when you want it. We loan it to
you, not "perhaps next month or week", but the same day
you apply for it. and the same in repaying the loan; you
don't have to wait until we are ready pay it back as soon
as you can and pay only for the time you have it.
YOUR FURNITURE, PIANO, HORSES, WAGONS
or other personal property, will be security for the
money you need, but we do not remove them from your
possession. Amounts from $10 upwards. Strictly confi
dential. Come in and get our rates today, or if you
cannot call here, write or telephone us and we will send
our confidential agent to see you. No charges of any
kind unless we make you a loan.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
MITCHELL & LYNDE BLOCK, ROOM 38, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Off if' hours S a. in. to C p. m. ami Saturday evenings. Teleproue
West Kill. New Telephone Oil.
CHANNON, PERRY & CO.,
Davis Block. OM 'Phone 1 US.
Sale of 50,000
KJng Collar 'Muttons
Comenced Saturday Morning
The King Collar Button company, makers of the collar button
that is known the world over, have devised a very clever plan of
spreading the fame of their buttons. Through one big representative
store in each of the large cities they allow us to sell
ONLY OF THEIR
LAR BUTTONS AT
Regular 10c value, 10k.
gold-filled but- f
tons, each wC
This plan will introduce the button in an incredibly short time.
The manufacturers are willing to lose more than their usual profit, and
we are willing to do likewise for the purpose of advertising and giv
ing you an excellent article for practically no price at all.
We- know of nothing causing so much annoyance, inconvenience
and bad language as a collar button, especially a bad one. We are go
ing to give relief to the community by giving them a button that will
not bre'ak, and our guarantee stands behtr.d every button we sell. We
replace any that are imperfect or break, free cf charge.
Styles Sviitable for Men,
Women and Children.
Be on hand and get your supply
price will be double what it is during
' Jm ri r r?
ROCK ISLAND ILL
to intrust the health and com
fort of yourself and family to
the hands of any man simply
because his bid on your plumb
ing or heating work is a few
dollars lower than others.
A few physician's visits will
soon equalize the cost and you
still have the imperfect work.
Our bid on your work means
the best possible ideas in sani
tary plumbing or heating car
ried out with the best possible
materials and workmanship.
New 0143. 11- West Seventeenth St.
UNROLL J3he FACTS
nliemt HUtTior Inferior ileeeinttioiiN ami
"III timl lln'iii to Mnitil ofi II-m
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Hciirliiu . th't.' ff-1 IruolV
nre iprii to Htit 'n firry lixit imel
yiiril f nll papiT moII. -t !
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to M'iirr tli' lioUMi-kpfM-r of iiiotlfrii d
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niiel ':iir :i lull line of uioiililllilt". .
ii m: i:mki: i ii stim-:kt.
Xerw 'phono r.lil.X Old "l f -1 V.
Regular 5c value-
backs . . . .
before this sale ends, for the
IS MODEL OF STATE
Vtw Ward of the Watt rtown Hospi
tal for Insane Dedicated by
Board of Supervisors.
INCREASED BY 400 PATIENTS
Thousands Saved the State by Work
Performed-by Inmates Meth
of The Superintendent.
The intperUon f the new wing of
he Watertown hospital yesterday af
ernoon by the Rock Islam! county
oanl of supervisors was in the na
ure of a dedicatory ceremony. Dr.
V. E. Taylor, the superintendent,
stated that there had been some
thought of having public exercises, but
ie did not believe a home for the in
sane was any place for festivities of
such character. Furthermore, there
might be a suspicion of political sig
nificance. Consequently it was deter
mined to ask ihe county board to pay
the first formal visit of inspection in
t her words to dedicate the new haven
for'f he inifof tr.r.nfes" of the state,
liesides the county board there were
:h officers of the count v. newspaper
epresentatives and others, about fifty
n all. Dinner was served at 1 o'clock,
ind in this connection it might be
stated that the superintendent acquit
ted himself to the entire satisfaction
if the inner man of the whole party.
I"he old buildings were first gone
hrough by the visitors, and then the
lew wing was inspected. This latter
is acknowledged to be the model bos-
:tal for the insane of the state. The
ost is misleading, thousands of dol
lars in work done bv the patients not
figuring. For instance Dr. Taylor had
he excavating for the foundation done
without the cost of a cent to the state.
This was the work of t lie patients, and
numerous other items could be men
tioned that brought down the total
cost of the building considerably..
lloxitnlM lt't'orl : I'lnt- One.
The visitors, at the conclusion of
the tour of inspection, gat tiered in
the theatre, where a meeting was held,
at which a standing vote of thanks
was tendered Dr. Taylor. A. H. Koh
er, of -Moline. was chairman of the
general meeting, which was followed
by a short session of the county board.
Mr. Kohler is clerk of the board of
trustees of the hospital, and highly
complimented Dr. Taylor for the effi
cient manner in which the great insti
tution had been conducted during t he
years that lie had been at its head. In
all that time, while the other asylums
of the state were in a turmoil of scan
dal, the finger could not once be point
ed at Watertown. lie said it was a
remarkable record, when one consid
ers tlte class of people that had to be
handled; diseased minds that might
put in circulation stories that would
tie credited if placed in the proper
channel. -Mr. Kohler said that all pa
tients were treated with kindness. An
attendant that was cruel was not re
tained after he had been reported. Dr.
Taylor's method of treating the insane
was different, perhaps, than others,
hut the results were the best criterion.
Me believed in giving freedom as far
is possible to those who are not vio
ent and removing every suggestion of
their real condition. The visiting
days were Tuesdays and Thursdays-,
when all were welcomed. Formerly
people were admitted any day. but Dr.
Taylor concluded this gave it too much
appearance of a menagerie. The pa
tients are sensitive, and it did them
no good to have strangers daily gap
ing at them and reminding them ot
their misfortune. Hence the least
they are excited and disturbed the
si toner they will improve, if there be
any hope of improvement. V. li.
Carey, chairman of the county board.
spoke of the kindness shown Hock
Island county by Dr. Taylor when the
infirmary was burned down and there
was no shelter for the inmates.. He
:ooiv them in r-.t Watertown. He had
been considerate in numerous instan
ces, and the people of the county as
suredly had reason to feed grateful to
him. There were remarks by Repre
sentative I.. .M. Magill. J. C. Swank,
steward at the county infirmary, and
others. Today 1".' patients from Elgin
were received at the new ward.
Thursday 12". will come from Jackson
( l (if llllii.linu SIIO.IMMI.
The new building is :;. feet long. oO
feet wide, three stories and basement.
There are 12 large dormitories. M sin
gle rooms for patients, six reception
rooms, and six office rooms. It is built
of Herea stone, and is fireproof. It
hart indirect heat and ventilation by
fan system. There are two dining
rooms 40 by l.'.e feet, with marble
floors. The from steps nre made in
three terraces. 27 feet wide, with a
rise of 2u feet. The approximate cost
of the building complete was H'.0'o.
It was built by the Tri-City Construc
tion company. The elevator has a ca
pacity of IP. It was placed by the Mt
Hne Elevator company. The heating
system was plac-l by the Moline
Heating & Construction company, and
jthe lighting system by the Rock Island
Electric Construction company. The
building contains eii-ht carloads of
furniture 1.'" chairs. 42 beds, pool
table, pianos, and 2.uou yatds of car
pet. The tile fitte-ring was laid b
William T. Puvis & Co.. of this city.
Miar of Kmploj m Tfr learn.
The medical department tit Water
town is under the immediate charge of
Dr. W. A. C'rooke and K. A. Soule. who
have been omnfCU-d wi'.h the iiietitn
lion four years. W. C A'isbr vil bas
ably filled the position of stijrvisor
since th day the institution was open
ed six year and a half ago. Miss
DEMOCRATS IGNORE THE
CALL FOR RUMP CAUCUSES
Names of Reputable Party Members
Used Without Authority by the
An attempt at holding caucuses for
he choosing of delegates to the pro
posed rump democratic convention
vas made by the repudiated element
jf the democratic party over the city
ast evening. The contempt with
vhich such a move is vuwed by the
.-ank and file of the d.-mocracy is
-.hown in the fact that not a caucus
vith the semblance of regularity, eith
er as to numbers in attendance or in
the formality of its conduct, was held
ill any of the seven wants of the city.
In three of the wards absolutely no
ne attended except the single individ
ual who had usurped the powers ot
.vard committeeman in each case. In
he other wards two or t'.nee persons
.vure called in and asked to participate
n a meeting the import o f which
hey were not even familiar with. The
result of the whole fiasco was that
lists of citizens, many of them reput
able men whet would not think of hav
r.g anything to do with such proceed
ings were, as has be n the case on
former occasions, used without au
thority. and their nanus given out
through the columns of the republican
.trgan as delegates from ward nieet
ngs that never took place to a con
vention that cannot be held in the
name of democracy. Therefore The
Argus declines to add to the injus
tice already done such citizens by pub
ishing their names in such connec
tion. It would be interesting indeed to
have a photograph of those who attend
the rump convention for comparison
with tho.-te whose names were used
without permission last night. It is
well to know all men by their fruits,
and this promises to b about as good
a time for the test as we have ever
ROBS TO WIN HIM A WIFE
Plans Burglaries to Get Money With
Which to Marry.
La Forte, Ind.. Aug. 2. Because he
turned robber to win a wife. Charles
F. Foster is ii. jail in Allen count y
oharged with larceny. Foster was en
gaged to the daughter of a wealthy
farmer. His fiancee prepared her
trousseau. The minister was engaged
and the guests gathered for the ci r -mony.
Dal the bridegroom failed to appear.
It developed that Foster was with
out money. Then came the chapter
if clime. Foster planned and execu
ted several robberies, as be now con
fesses, for the purpose of obtaining
money that the wedding festivities
The state declares the evidence is
sufficient to seiiif Foster to the peni
tentiary. Nellie C. Knnpp has been the compe
tent supervisoross and bead nurse
since the opening of tlte hospital. W.
M. Hriggs has had charge of the book
keeping department sincc the institu
tion was opened. Hugh A. McDonald
makes a most admirable chief clerk.
Miss Crace Lucas has filled the place
of stenographer and librarian for sev
eral years. The librare contains about
1.2UU volumes, which she has nicely
arranged, all hooks being listed in a
bound catalogue which is revised from
time to time, l'aiients arc allowed to
select books in the library, ami a num
ber of catalogues tire on each ward.
Patients are allowed to keep their
hooks one week, when they can be re
turned and renewed for another week.
Miss Lucas has also arranged smnll
libraries on a number of the wards,
which are changed from time to time.
fleorge Dirreen. one of the oldest
ind most proficient employes, does the
work of record clerk, ard courteously
meets everyone at the front office, giv
ing them required information and es
corts them about 1 1 j - institution on
visiting days. The kitchen and bak
ery have been under the supervision
of the very able veteran. Henry Hil
berg. who conducts that department
with a corps of efficient assistants,
iames Scott has the supervision of the
cold storage department for a number
of years. The power bouse- is under
Ihe charge of D. H. Kecrie and 15. C.
Young, who have- hoi ii been in .he em
ploy of the institution since it opened.
The large laundry has been under the
supervision of Mrs. .b-ssie Evans, of
Moline. since? the- institution was opc'n
ed. When one1 stops ro contemplate
the thousands of pieces which pass
through that depart ttunt ench week
rhey will have some id. a of the magni
tude of that position. Miss IJelle
Xeighswonger and .Miss Jennie.' Smith
have the management, respectively, of
the linen, sewing, dressmaking and
mending departme nts. They have both
been in the inst inn m since it was
I'll rm of loo ' fr'H Worked.
William Young, wl.o is a very com
pet iit eiitrliieer, has had complete
charge of the ground.-, and is a gener
ally useful and an e-e . edingly compe
ent man. He has also b. n in the in
stitution sin.-e ir -,a- opened. The
farm and j.anbn f.,r a number of
;.ears have been ui.der the manage
ment of James Allsbrow nnd Thomas
T'raig. and the Iminen?" garden of Km
teres testifies as to their pood work.
The painting and carpenter depart -ncnts
an- under th supervision of
Cleorgo Scott ami Kdisoti Pierce, two
.etc ran employes. M.my of th1 othf
lepartrncnts are under the manage
ment of competent employes who have
'ren In the jfirt'tiM-' s'nee .? wa
ipened. The lr.st:;t)-Vu has a Lra.-.-.
jan l of 22 pieces, an I ati orchestra of
12 pieces under the direction of R. 1
Davifjson, who is a very competent musician.
Warm Session Promised by Council
Last I enlng Turns Out as Peace
able as a Prayer Meeting.
HUNCH TO WARRING FACTION
St. Louis Expense Account is Not Even
Mentioned Bids on New Bridge
Read Like Combination.
Another clash growing out of the
refusal to allow the expense bill ot
the chairman of the water works com
mittee and the superintendent of the
department to St. Ixtuis promised at
the regular meeting of the city coun
cil last evening did not materialize
perhaps, owing to pressure that has
been brought to bear upon the warring
element of the republican aldermen
in view of the approach of another
There is a mayor to be elect ol in
the spring and seven aldermen also:
and it is understood those who have
been fighting the council ring have
been warned that if they do not put
away their stillettoes and be peacable
Indians they are liable to be retired
from public life at the next election.
They will not even be permitted to
make th race again, so they have
bee ii told. On the other hand, if they
behave they will not have any opposi
tion, set far as their own party is con
cerned. The St. Louis bill was not
discussed last evening. It w;s not
even mentioned. The meeting was as
peaceful as a prayer me'eting. It was
the' first gatheting in the ne-w council
Is in Hie ronx IV.
Seven bids for the construction ot
the proposed new double span steel
bridge across the north blanch ol
Rock river wen- rece ivetl and opened,
the figures appearing in tin- official
proceedings in another column. The
Clinton I'.riiige & Iron company, ol
Clinton. Iowa, is the- lowest of tho.-a
competing, but (lure is such a small
variation in the figures that members
of ihe council are- beginning to suspect
that the combination racket is being
worked on them. The Clinton com
pany erected the south bridge, recent
ly completed, and did a job entirely
satisfactory. The bids were referred
for investigation. It is the plan to
have- the north bridge finished this fall
when it is e xpected electric cars will
running to Milan.
Itil "r New HriilKi- 0enel.
Tl.eie was read a claim from .Mrs
Mary Coney for damages of or
account of water llowing from the li
brary site during the construction ol
lite new building in her home on
Fourth avenue and mining a rug and
carpet. Aid. O'Connor, chairman ol
(he claims committee, recommended
that it be allowed, as bej bad found
Ihe city was wholly at fault, a d'.tch
bailing lowanls .Mrs. (Surrey's home
having been left open. During t be
night there was a heavy rain and she
received ihe full benefit of it. The al
derman said it was the duty of tin
city to have had the ditch openinv
in the- street instead of on private'
property. Aid. Eekhart stated that if
hat claim were allowed it would let
down the bars and the whole lower
end would be heard from after every
rain. The clerk suggested that il
i he-re was any liability it should be
borne by the library board, and Aid
O'Connor consented to the returnim.
of the claim and the' advising of Mrs.
(Jorrey to present it to Ihe library
I.lfe Net feir I'lre Dcpii rl men I.
Authority was voted for the pur
chasing of a life net for the use ol
Ihe lire department. This is to serve
in case of fire in building of more
I ban one story. Freipienily there are
people- hemmed in on the upper (lours
and their only salvation is to jump,
which means serious injury in most
casts. The net will be stretched and
those jumping caught in it.
en I ml In Ion lilt un.
The Central I'nion Telephone com
pany, alleged to be operating without
a franchise', was ordered in a resolu
tion offered by Aid. O'Connor, to remove-
all poles that have been set iti
the city since the expiration of its
ianchi.se'. Ii was ordered i hat t he
mayor proceed to have the work done
and assess the cost to the Central l"n
Milk mill lee C.ooil.
There were rejiorts of tests of ice
and in i lk on saio in the city, and
there was none found that was below
the legal limit. Health Commissioner
C. O. Craig. Jr.. stated that most of
the milk was of an exceptional good
quality .and there was not found any
evidence of the use ejf preservatives.
JULY COOL AND COMFORTABLE
One of Best in Many Years Rainfall
Also Below Average.
Few years in the last have been
blessed with a cooler July than the
one thaf has just closed, according to
the statistics gathered at the local
A-eather bureau. The me-.in'.if the
month has been 7.". while that of July
this ye-ar was 7;). The average daily
deficiency was 2.1'. while the deficiency
accumulated since Jan. 1 has been
The? highest temperature was U2
n the 10th and the lowest was Z2 on
the 2nd. The gr aw-.-,t daily range- e,f
ejiipe-ratare was 2s on the .'Ird and
the least flatly range was :j on the nth,
u precipitation the month was al:-o
-uizhtly below the average with 1
ch s. a cief.rkney of inches for
be month rirvl since th- beginning
of the ye-ar. Tiie number of clear days
was 12. partly cloudy, ?, and cloudy ;.
All the news all the time The Argus.
SOMMER.S & LA VELLE,
LS04 Second Avenue, Rock Isla.nd.
y j''" T, I 3 'coHYRlGfl'
Ircade Cigar yStare
See the smoke chamber (A A).. All nicotine and duct stop there. The
bowl can be lifted out of the pipe and cleaned while lighted. Stem
cannot clog. Smoke all you li ke with this pipe; it won't upset your
nerves or burn your tongue. Made of French briar".. You get on.y
pure, refreshing smoke withcu t nicotine or dust when using this pipe.
We wiil be pleased to show them to you.
Attorney C. It. .Marshall is in C.ir
dova on le-gal business.
Harry and Clyde Mills, of Decatur,
are isitiug friends in the city.
Mr. anil Mrs. K. H. Ste rling ami fane
ily are in camp on Uock Kiver near
Miss Klsie Koehler, who graduate d
at the HeKalb normal Friday, has re
YY. A. and .1. F. Lir.eom d- purt Ibis
'.'ve-ning for a two we l.s' lishing trip
in North Uakota.
Mrs. Riit'el and daughter iir" 1k!--from
Macomb visiting at the- home of
Mr. and .Mix II. Oriuan.
I. S. White departed yesti rday'for
111". ii toll Wood, N. H., where lie will
join his wife for a visit.
Airs. A. M. Parker, daughter il l n
and son I'aul departed yesterday for
soiitiurn Michigan for a two months'
M. N. Kcofield and son Charles, who
have- b( u visiiin;-: in the- city, depart
ed last e vening for their home in To
Mr. ami Mrs. II. J. Conrad arrived
i:i the eity !a.-.t evening from their
:10m" in Kun.-.as Cily to make' a three.'
Misses Maud.- MeC.-ary and .Jessie
iltown, who have- been visiting in
Iowa City tr:e- part two wee ks, have- re
Mrs. Il.-nry J. nniii-'s and elauahter.
Airs. .Mabel .Morgan, etf IMiOi-nix, Ariz.,
have oiic to I'alo, Iowa, after having
visiie d Mrs. Fiances Dart.
.Mrs. '.. C. Dab-y, who has be-.-n the
?'; ot relatives in the city fe.r t he
pa.-,t two weeks, departed last evening
lor h.-r iioni-' in Cb ; 1 !: ..: he,
K. L. I'orter, eiivisiem Kuperintend-
-tie eif the Hurliiiauon road, and Train
master C. H. Dudley, both of Gak-sv
Kvery price quoted
here is a special
one. Every gar
ment is tailored
right up - to -1 he
minute in style.
There is money
saving for every
25 Per Cent
O n f o v m r low
prices on all oys
Knee Trouser suits.
Hoys' Waists, reg
ular r e Waists,
All Run Down. I
There is nothing better when you
are In that condition than a good
cordial. But it must be good. We
pride ourselves on our excellent
stock of Fine Wines and Liquors of
all kinds, and if you will only come
to us when the doctor prescribes,
you will be sure of getting the
Best. Our prices are more reason
able than yon will find elsewhere.
JOHN P. SEXTON.
Harper House Block.
Kock Island Agent for
Paine's Perfect Pipe
burg, are in Hock Island today on com
J. 1!. I.idib-rs is in Chicago te al
1 -ie! lie (in e-m ion of lh" Railway
-Mail Clerks' association of (he? (,ih
division, ro which be- is a d le gate.
Attorney C. .1. Kearle went this
morning let (b-neseet. where Ibis after
noon he makes a dedicatory speech at
tiie opining of a canning factory.
Mr. and Airs. Jose-ph I lorn hacker, of
J'eoria. e n reuiie- for a visit at Ksl hT
ville, Iowa, tire slopping today with
.Mr. and .Mrs. F. W. Freeman here.
T. II. .Milton, who has been visiiiug
in the city, eh-p;; r. e-d today for St.
Louis to visit the exposition after
whic h be goes lo bis heime; in Omaha.
M.-. and Mrs. C. X. St;iuffer arrivd
in the city last evening from t li-ir
.':'::." in Mol'-r!y. Alo.. tit rnako a
w 1 tin' visit with relatives and friends.
Uobeit . il.idsoil. the blliblillg Cen
traetor, departed yesterday for New
York, wleiiee- h' sails the- lalte.-r part,
cf the we ek for Knglaii'l fir a visit t
lb- see 111 s of bis yeiuth. It will be his
first trip since- leaving t he-re; to cast
bis future; with America.
SCOTT COUNTY TOWN AFIRE
Elue Grass Threatened Help From
Outside Saves Place.
Th- little town of 151u- Grass north
of Jiuffalo in Seott county was threat
ened by fire- late last night. It started
about 1 u o'c-liH-k in a barn mi the; pr 111-i.-:e.s
of Henry llinz and b-fo-e it wai
checked consumed the outbuildings
and resid. nee- ,f Hinz ami the- barn
an ! out buildings ejf Dr. Vandervecr .
thn atening the Lifter's homo and
other property in tlx; vicinity. II. p
was summoned by te1e;bon from the
ii iit( around and tens' of the niyiit.
was tiir in fighting the flames. The
;vn is practically without, lire pro
tection ami this is the secetnd dinaster
of tha kind it has experienced re