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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1904.
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
HARPER HOU8E BLOCK.
PEACH, LEMON AND
MINCE PIES AT
WE ALSO HAVE A
OF HOME MADE CAN
LERS, PLOWS, AND
STACY'S BON BONS
AND CHOCOLATES IN
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American Ins. Co Newark, K. J.
Continental Ins. Co. New York
Agricultural Ins. Co. New fork
Traders Ins. Co. Chicago. I1L
Williamsburg Ins. Co. New York
New Hampshire Ins. Co.. N.Hampshire
North German Ins. Co New York
American Ins. Co. Philadelphia. Ta.
Security Ins. Co New Haven. Conn.
las. Co. 8tate of Illinois. . .Rockford. I1L
Once Room 3. Buford block. Rates
as low as consistent with security.
J. M. BUFORD
The old fire and time tried companies
represented. Rates as low as
any reliable company
YOUR PATRONAGE IS SOLICITED.
AIDED BY COUNCIL
Fifth and Sixth Streets and First
Avenue Are Va
cated. TO BLOCK REMOVAL SUIT
Relief Sought by D., R. . N. W.
As to Its Depot Afforded
That the city council Is in accord
with the sentiment of the community
In protecting the Rock Island Plow com
pany, one of the chief industries of the
city, in the enjoyment of the ground
privileges against the attacks of private
individuals seeking the removal of its
buildings on the technical excuse that
they are obstructing public thorough
fares, was manifested In the unani
mous passage at the meeting last even
ing of the ordinance vacating those
portions of Fifth and Sixth streets and
First avenue occupied by the shops of
the company in the west part of the
F. A. Head, general manager of the
company, and M. M. Sturgeon, the com
pany attorney, were present at the
meeting of the council. Mr. Head ex
pressed gratitude for the encourage
ment accorded by the council. He
doubted If there was any Individual
in the city as greatly concern
ed in the maintenance of S.'xtb street
and First avenues as open thorough
fares as was his company, as both
were essential to the carrying on of
Its business. Sixth street, as is knovn
to all who have ever visited the p!ant.
is bridged by a runway that connects
two uf the larger buildings, which are
far enough separated to permit of the
passage of three teams at one time.
while the runway is sufficiently high
to clear the hat of a man standing on
the top of a load of hay.
i'mtmprnmy Cast I Sevratfc.
Fifth street Is occupied by the black
smith shop, while Fourth street is a
network of railroad tracks. The com
pany has shops on the north and fnvt.i
of the railroad tracks at Sixth ftntt
Seventh street is not accessible. Mr.
Head stated, for the reason that Fiivt
avenue from that street west to Sixth
street, on account of the number of
tracks, affords only a very liniite'I
space, hardly wide enough to permit
comfortably a wagon to drive a!oti.
The fact that the plow company
has been using the streets and ave
nue mentioned is not a new discovery.
These privileges were granted year
ago by the council, because they wen:
required by the growing demands f ;
room of the company. There are a
number of cities that would be glad
to have the Rock Island l'low com
pany. They would give all the land
wanted, and more, with a money bonus
thrown in. to get such an institution.
Rock Island would do likewise to get
another such an Industry here. No
complaint was heard against the coun
cil allowing the company to encroach
on the streets, until M. E. Sweeney
recently arose to proclaim ownership,
having In the interim obtained the
fee In the streets from the original
holders of the water lots. He has be
gun an action In the circuit court to
have the buildings removed.
Hrllrr for Railway .Mmo.
The council also passed an ordinance
vacating the strip on First avenue
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets on which the freight and pas
senger depots of the Davenport. Rock
Island & Northwestern railway are lo
cated. The main objection among the
aldermen to the ordinance heretofore
has been occasioned by taking in the
strip of certain of the main tracks.
These have all been excluded. There
Is but a single track In the strip vaca
ted, and that Is the one that runs
alongside the freight platform, being
merely a .stub. Even those at the
north of the depot running along the
river embankment have been cut out
The railway company asked the pass
age of the ordinance as an aid to it in
resisting the mandamus suit of Capt
J. M. Beardsley. which is similar in
character to that of Mr. Sweeney
Capt. Deardsley mandamused the city,
to compel the removal of the
depots on the allegation that they en
croached on West Seventeenth street
A vcrdkt favorable to his contention
was rendered by a Jury In the circuit
court, but Judge E. C. Graves over
ruled a motion to enter judgment on
the strength of a point of law raised
by the attorneys for the defense, who
produced a clause in the statute hold
lng that a union depot might occupy
a public street, and that, as the plain
tiff had not alleged that the building
was not a union depot, the entering of
the Judgment would not be In accord
ance with law. It is understood the
case will be carried by the plaintiff to
the supreme court. (
Maw It Xmm Arramallaaed.
While The Argus opposed the orig
inal ordinance presented in the inter
ests of the Davenport, Rock Island &
Northwestern for the vacation of any
portion of the river front to any cor
poration, and does not now commit
itself on what the council has done, as
the effects of such a proceeding can
only te determined by the future, yet
the ordinance granted has a much more
honest appearance than the one for
merly rejected, and that it has carried
!s due in no way to the influences of
either of the railroads interested in
the proprietorship of the Davenport.
Rock Island & Northwestern, but to
the skillful manipulation of the situa
tion by the plow company's attorney.
For he saw in the indisputable merits
of his own case an opportunity to kill
two birds with one stone and to enable
the railroads to share in the advan
tages of a popular measure. While the
cases are different, the one affecting
merely the right to unused streets, and
the other Involving in a more or less
degree the river front, yet at the bot
tom of all was the Issue of public
spirit against the obstructionist, and
this all along aroused sympathy for
the corporation, particularly in the
case of the Rock Island Plow com
pany, although there has all along been j
a manifest desire that the railroad be
aided to the fullest extent possible
compatible with public welfare.
!rnmxr I'robleai ol Tweatr-Mecoad.
The council is confronted with a
perplexing problem on Twenty-second
street. H. E. Curtis Is opening an
addition east of that street and north
of Sixteenth avenue. He had peti
tioned thecouncll for permission to drain
his addition Into the Twenty-second
street sewer and the sewer committee
recommended favorable action on the
petition. But Aids. Eckhart and An
derson raised the question of the safe
ty of further taxing this sewer on ac
count of its proximity to the clear wat-
f r tin sir) tf t ho rpervnlr wkfTi ft I a
meant to drain. One addition alrea lyl
empties in:o the sewer, together with
the ri-a!a:t;o from the Villa do C'aan-
tal. Whi.e the fall Is great enough t
remove the possibility of the sewage
backing; t-o as to come in contact
with the reservoir basin, still Aid. An
derfcon believed It world be inadvis
able to increase the dnnger. He saw
a new danger in sewer gas polluting
the water in the reservoir basin, but
this thought had not before entered
the roind3 of the other members of the
council, and they agreed with Aid.
Anderson that it was best to move
slowly in such an important matter.
Mr. Curtis had been urged to drain his
addition to the north, but the city en
gineer held that this would not be prac
ticable. So there is a problem to solve
To Kaforrr Automobile Ordlaaare.
The chief of police was instructed
to enforce the automobile ordinance
which requires each machine to be
registered with the city clerk. and num
bered. Only ten numbers have been
taken out since the ordinance was
passed. Aid. Eckhart said that he
saw four machines yesterday after
noon that were minus numbers. The
city clerk was Instructed once more
to remind the Union Electric Tele
phone company of Its failure to fulfill
its contract for the payment of the
city of 2 per cent of Its earnings the
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IN ERRING WAYS
Minister in an Adjoining Coun
ty Dismissed for Be
WEEK S SPREE IN ROCK ISLAND
Pleads Grief Over Departure of an
Adopted Daughter But Trus
tees Are Unrelenting.
The trustees of a church of a nearby
city have held a special meeting and
declared the pulpit vacant, as the re
sult of certain irregularities on the part
of the pastor, reports of which came to
theirears from sources too reliable to be
questioned. These reports were to the
effect that the minister had spent the
greater part of the past week in Rock
Island in a state of intoxication.
The report when first brought to the
attention of the officers of the church
seemed almost beyond belief, and it
was put down as an fdle tale. But the
nature of the charges was such that an
investigation was necessitated, and the
reports were found too true, the min
ister having spent the greater part of
the week in a Rock Island saloon in a
drunken condition. The trustees fin
ally managed to get word with him,
and the result was dismissal.
Pleaded Kamlly Traablen.
While the officers and members of
the church have compassion for t"
pastor and his failings yet they could
not condone such actions in the tea it
er. The preacher maae tne excuse
that the recent trouble that had come
upon him In the departure of his
adopted daughter, had caused him to
forget himself and act in this unseem
There Is great sorrow over the mat
ter, and a general feeling of pity for the
fallen pastor. A man of splendid ability.
and scholarly attainments, he has built
a reputation for depth of thought and
eloquence of utterance that extends
farther than the confines of his city or
county. He was deemed Just the man
for the place, as indicated by the fact
that he was recently called to serve
the church for the second year as pas
tor. The investigation that followed
the astonishing discovery showed that
this was not the first time he had
given up to the cravings of appetite.
Mellody Put Out.
Chicago. Nov. 15. In less than two
minutes of the Harlent fight last night
Buddy Ryan had seized the white wel
terweight championship from "Honey"
Mellody. the Boston holder of the title.
The north aider's lightning-like one
two punch settled Mellody. It brought
the Boston man down in a heap and
at the count of six he got up, only to
get another solid punch In the jaw that
settled the battle in a hurry. The re
sult of the contest was one of the big
gest surprises that has been sprung
on fight followers in this city In many
a day. It was reported early in the
day and announced from the ring that
Ryan was overweight, one report hav
ing it a pound and a half and another
stating that Buddy was four pounds
over the limit of 142 pounds. Buddy
denied both reports as he sat in his
corner of the ring waiting for the fight
to begin. But the announcement of
Ryan's denial was not given to the
To Fight for Welter-Weight Title.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 15. Papers
were signed here for a battle between
Jerry McCarthy and the Dixie Kid for
the welter-weight championship of the
world. The fight Is to take place at
Baltimore. Md., Dec. 7. The men are
to weigh in at 142 pounds at 4 p. m.
on the day of the fight.
Fight Draw at Oshkosh.
Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 15. Otto Zueh
lke of Appleton and Jack Graham of
Indianapolis fought six rounds to a
draw at Armory B last night. There
was a good deal of hugging and both
men were weary at the close of the
mill. They fought at about 150 pounds.
"Young" Mahoney of Janesville chal
lenged the winner. Paddy Dorrell of
Milwaukee was referee. J. McGoorty
beat Billy O'Brien in two rounds, the
mill being stopped to save O'Brien
from further punishment. Beth are lo
cal lads. Sig Green of Milwaukee put
out Pete Madden of Chicago in three
rounds. The bouts were witnessed by
about 500 persons from this city and
Fox River valley cities and Milwaukee.
Hayes on the Schedule.
In baseball circles the schedule for
1905 is already being considerr.i.
President Holland writes to Manager
Hayes of Davenport, asking about
dates for the schedule for next year,
and Manager Hayes has replied that
he would favor opening Thursday. M?
4, and closing Sunday. Sept. 17. A
preference was expressed for Decora
tion day and Fourth of July games
with Rock Island.
Plays Co Next Saturday.
Another good game of football will
be seen at the Augustana ground next
Saturday afternoon, when the Luther
ans meet the Coe college team of Ced
ar Rapids. Coach Cold red was in Ced
ar Rapids on Saturday and states that
the Iowans have a 6trong and heavy
team. It outweighs the local team
greatly, but it is confidently expected
that the excellent training given the
Augustana boys will make amends for
lack of weight.
Makes Payment on Pcher.
Bloomington, 111., Nov. 15. Presi
dent Holland of the Three-Eye league
has received a check for $250 from toe
Pittsburg club, the first payment to
Cedar Rapids for Pitcher Holmes, who
was recently drafted.
Fight Two in Two Day.
Milwaukee. Wis., Nov. 15. Jack
Dougherty, the local lad who made
such a wonderful showing last Friday
night against Jack Robinson, the Chi
cago 145-pounder, did not let the gras?
grow under his feet, but returned to
Berlin." Wis., the following day and
fought Jack Dorman of Green Bay the
same night, knocking him out in three
rounds. In the first round Dougherty
was not so agile as usual, being sore
and Etiff from the effects of his terri
fic battle with Robinson, but in the
second he cut loose and made anothei
whirlwind fight and put it all over
the Green Bay man. Dougherty will
meet Jack O'Leary at Granite. Wis..
Tommy Ryan to Box Jack Sheridan.
South Bend. Ind.. Nov. 15. Tommy
Ryan, champion middle weight, will
defend the title against Jack Sheridan
in a 10-round fight tomorrow night
Ryan agrees to knock out Sheridan oi
forfeit a purse of $1,000.
Changes in Central League.
South Bend. Ind.. Nov. 15. Before
leaving for Indianapolis, where a Cen
tral league meeting will be held tomor
row Dr. F. R. Carson, chairman oi
the circuit committee, announced there
would be but one change in the league
Marion's franchise will be transferred
to Springfield. O., where the son oi
former Gov. Bushnell has organised t
company. It is thought Dr. Carson wil'
succeed G. W. Bement of Evansville
as president and Isadore Mautner wll
replace William Helderman as vice
Notes of the Pugilists.
Abe Attel and Young Erne of Phila
delphia will meet in the windup and
Monte Attel and "Dusty" Miller will
hook up in the semi-win dup at the
West End club's show at St. Louis
"Kid" Goodman, the Bosto feather
weight, arrived in Chicago from Butte
yesterday morning. Goodman Is prac
tically matched to fight Tommy Mow
att under the auspices of the Wat
Ita league, the date to be set.
Romans the Winners.
The Romans, captained by Campana.
defeated the Business men. captained
by Heeps, In their match bowled at
the Central alleys last evening. The
Campana 129 1S9 143 401
Salzman 140 155 129 424
Pasterlo 154 1C4 17C 491
Wilson 204 174 185 5C3
Kahl 199 131 190 520
Totals S2G 813 829 24CS
Heeps 178 1C8 195 541
Noftsker 177 128 125 430
Andcrsch 140 128 142 410
Casteel 147 129 17G 452
Donahue 101 178 182 521
Totals 803 731 820 2354
Martin Rifle Club Shoot.
The Marlin Rifle club held a goose
shoot Saturday afternoon at which the
following won fowl:
Paddock, 4; Hellpenstell, 4; Harms,
3; Dr. Matthey, 2; Dr. Decker. 2;
Junge. 1; Freeman, 2; Haire, 1.
HENNEPIfMS PROVIDED FOR
Million Dollars From Previous Appro
priations For its Completion.
The Hennepin canal is well fixed fin
ancially. More than a million dollars
is now on hand, and to finish the big
ditch according to the present plans
will required only a little more than
a hundred thousand dollars addition
al funds. If the proposed change in
the location of the feeder dam across
Rock river at Sterling is approved by
congress, however more money may
J. B. ZIUHER& CO.,
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Buy your Furs at
FUR. STORE, R-ock Island
X5he daintiest and
most charming of
ments i n photog
wins praise when
ever seen. A call
will convince you.
1823 THIRD AVE. BOTH 'PHONES
John Volk Gl Co.,
Dealers !n single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood Flooring of all
Dealer in single and double strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate,' Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
all and 329
ROCK ISLAND ILL
?efc . quickly dis-
it i i
Cincho Relief Tonic.
At all druggists and cafes.
Price. 25 c.
giving Sale of
We have the New
Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar and
Trimmings a Specialty
for cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Plans sent
us for estimates will receive care
ful attention . and be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. A. Q. railroad.
Trains No. 5 and 10 will stop and
Itt visitors off and on.
BRIDGE, STONE, CORN CRIB
BLOCKS AND FOUNDATION
STONE, ANY SIZE DESIRED.
Samples of stone and photos of
buildings can be seen at Room No.
12, Mitchell A Lynde, building.
ARTHUR BURR ALL, Manager,
neck Island or Colon a, in