Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1904.
ROCK ISLAND PRETTIEST IN TRI-C1TY
GROUP, SAYS A
F. A. Eastman Devotes His Column in Chronicle, "The Man in
the Street' to
V. A- Eastman, who contributes to
the Chicaso Chronicle under the head
t.f -The Man In the Street.- devote
Ills column today to the tri-dties. ant
the meeting in Mol!ne last week of tht
State Implement Dealers association
Moline is complimented very highly
for the manner In which she received
and entertained the visitors. Mr.
By the way. that same Moline is a
wonderful little city twin city of Rock
Island and the third in as unique tripli
cjty of towns as anywhere can be seen.
Moline. Rock Island and. but Just over
the Mississippi. Davenport. It is to be
feared that Chlcagoans are not much
given to inspecting the beautiful places
and thriving towns of their own state
and the adjoining states, and this being
true. It will not be impertinent to mark
with few words some of the more
striking features of these three cities.
Davenport, the largest city in Iowa,
i yet far under the 100.000 count, but
it contains within itself everything
that makes the living there desirable,
enjoyable and for the greatest number
profitable. Its colleges, seminaries and
excellent public and private schools
and churches all have a wide reputa
tion. It Is well provided with hotels
and theatres, and Its municipal and
county buildings are stately and com
mud!ous. The'principal business streets
are finer than in most other towns of
the same size, and the manufacturing
quarter on the fiats by the river is
crowded with various factories.
The finer residence streets are on
the crown of the bill that has a grad-
ual ascent up from the river to an ele
vation of many hundred feet, and from
the best points of view on them an im
mense sweep of the Mississippi and of
the valley Is visible. Thus the entire
city faces the east and presents to view
on the Illinois side of the river a mag
Rock Island is. if state . pride does
not prompt the utterance, even hand
somer than Davenport. It certainly
lies better, on a wide, level strip f
land along the river ami upon bills
br.ck of that of a gentler rise and lower
nil it udo. When the present writer
first saw the place, a long time ago.
the levee on the river was piled with
merchandise, prominent among which
were count leps hogsheads of New Or
leans u?ar. and numerous steamboats
were moored to the wharves. There is
little or nothing of this now seen there;
instead are warehouses and factories
aad railroad stations. Three or four
This fall is more complete than ever before with a new and up-to-date
stock of the very best goods, such, as,
Watches, Clocks, Silverware,
Rings, Cut Glass, Etc,
W. A. Jackson, Manager of this department, having had 13 years ex
perience in the Jewelry Business enables him to supply your wants in
the most satisfactory manner.
Expert Watch Repairing.
Young & iHcDomfis
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
LET US PAY YOUR PILLS.
If you owe a number of small accounts, would it not
be easier to put it all in one account and have only one
place to pay? Very often when you get your pay and
try to satisfy all your ci editors, the amount you can give
to each is so unall, that none are satisfied.
Wt'LL LOAN YOU THE MONEY.
For as long a time as you may need it and allow you
to pay it sooner tSan you agree, if you can. charging you
only for the time you have the money. We take a lien
on your household furniture, pianos, horses, wagons or
other personal property, for security, but we do not re
. move nor disturb the property in any" way. Everything
strictly confidential. We'll be glad to quote you rates and
tell you more about it.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
MITCHELL & LYNDE BLOCK. ROOM 38, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and
west alt; new teiepaone, boil.
Ine business streets are on the inter
nl between the river and the foot of
be bills, and at either end of all these
trects are many elegant and costly
Iwelling houses. Here is every ap
pearance of wealth. The public build-
ngs for all purposes are sufficiently im
posing, and there is one fraternity
building put up and owned by the Mod
2rn Woodmen, which is sure to attract
the visitor's notice. A dozen avenues
and streets, wholly occupied with resi
dences, extend eastwardly to the low-
?r portions of the hills and are rapidly
scaling their heights. The town has a
large park, and besides there is the
Island in the river, where is the United
States arsenal, and the whole of this
island is a beautiful park. It serves
equally well for each of the three cit
The natural situation of Moline 2s
different from that of either of its sis
ter towns. The river as it rushes by is
swift and compelling, the current of
the mighty stream having been swayed
by engineering contrivances to the side
of the city to give the manufacturers
adequate water power. The factories
occupy the whole of the flat ground,
and the streets for trade are, squeezed
in between the railroad tracks and de
pots and the foot of the hills, which
are much nearer here than in Rock Isl
and. The rich manufacturers have
their comfortable homes none of them
very handsome in their exteriors in
places heavily shaded with large trees
on these hill-climb'ng streets. Deep
ravines extend In all directions. It is
a transe locality where to build a city.
and partly for that very reason the dt
itself Is Interesting, but mainly It Is
attractive to men of large business,
who come there each on their own er
rands. DAVENPORT DOTS,
A meeting of the Lake St. Croix
and Lower Missisbippi Lumbermen's
association was held yesterday after
noon in the parlors of the Kimball
house. The object of the association
Is for mutual interest and benefit. It
is the association which recently sent
Attorney Steve Bawden of this city
after the lumber pirates up north. The
association has in a large measure
broken up the organized gangs of
lumber pirates which for years have
Saturday - evenings. Telephone
made great depredations upon the
logs of the mill owners in the north.
The association also engages a boat
each season to pick up all the lost and
strayed logs along the river. Thes
are afterwards sold and the proceeds
divided among the owners of the lost
logs, according to the number belong
Ins to them.
The death of Edward Fisher occur
red at his home on Marquette street at
12:30 o'clock yesterday from consump
tion. Deceased was born Jan. 14, 1SCG
and was 38 years, 11 months of age.
Besides his wife, Paulina, there survive
two daughters and one son, Laura, Mar
tha and Louis Fisher, and four brothers
and two sisters. George, of Rock Isl
and; John, of Dakota; Joseph and Hen
ry. of Nebraska: Mrs. J. H. Ted row
of Kansas, and Mrs. George Black, of
Wsll-Known Firm Meets,
The annual meeting of the Sickels.
Preston & Nutting company was held
yesterday. The officers elected are as
follows: President, Robert Sickels:
vice president. A. J. Preston: secre
tary. Grant H. Nutting; treasurer and
gtneral manager. Col. J. R. Nuttlne:
directors. Col. J. R. Nutting. A. J. Pres
ton and Grant H. Nutting.
Gun Club Officers.
The Cumberland Gun club has elect-
d the following officers: President,
Henry Eggers; vice president. Theo-
Jore u likens; secretary, F. W. Kroy;
assistant secretary, Ignatz Schmidt:
treasurer. Carl Thode: field marshal
Charles Hagemann; assistant field
marshal. John Fuhlendorf; board of
directors. Dr. O. C. Rogers. John
Heinz. Henry Wilkens. H. N. Boy.
William Brehmer, Henry Marcussen.
Death's Involve Law Point.
A neat law point involving a portion
of the property of a well-known Dav
enport family has recently been the
subject of Investigation, although it
may never be passed upon by the
courts. Recently a mother and child
xplred at Mercy hospital after a
Caesarian operation, performed by sev
eral well known Davenport physicians
The child was dead, it is understood.
when brought into the world by the
operation. The mother lived for some
time afterward. As the mother was
possessed of considerable property
rod left no will, the question of wheth
er she or the child died first becomes
an important one in determining the
distribution of the estate. Had the
mother died first, the child vwiuld
have been her heir, - and the father
would have inherited the property
from the child upon its death. But
f the child died before the mother,
'he husband would receive only the
share of the property allowed him by
'he law. and the remainder would go
to the other relatives of the wife. The
facts in this case are being looked up
and their bearing on the distribution
of the property determined.
Beuthien on Stand.
Arnold Beuthien was examined yes
terday at the court house In connec
tion with the Dixon bank case before
Referee Helmick. Garfield Beuthien,
a brother of the defaulting bank cash
ier, was first put on the stand and
luestioned as to the collections of the
3ixon bank that were made through
"he New Liberty bank. When Arnold
Beuthien was put on the stand he was
isked concerning certain notes he had
ligned personally on the Dixon bank.
Harry J. McFarland, deputy clerk, who
'8 a trustee of the Dixon bank, was
asked to make out a standing of the
Dixon bank as compared with the New
Liberty bank. After the above pro
ceedings the hearing in the matter
was postponed until 10 o'clock Friday
Must Not Cut Ice.
Judge Bollinger has granted an in
junction against the Sltz Ice company.
on the petition of Clans Kuehl and tho
Grand Island Park company. The
)iain tiffs state that below the dam
that has been erected by the govern
ment and adjoining Grand Island is a
stretch of water which the plaintiffs
had contemplated using for a skating
rink. They had gone to the expense
of erecting structures for the use of
parties using the skating rink as pro
tection against the weather, and that
on or about Decl tbe Sitz.lce com
pany staked out a section of ice in
bat location with., the first freezing
over of the water. The petition fur
ther states that the defendant has
fenced in that portion that it intends
to use for the harvesting of ice, and
prays the court for an injunction
against the defendant interfering with
the plans of the plaintiffs, in cutting
THEIR WEDDED BUSS BRIEF
Mrs. Mayme Oanielson Brings Suit in
Circuit Court For Divorce.
Mrs. Mayme Danielson. through her
attorney, H. M. McCaskrin, has filed
a bill for divorce in the circuit court.
charging her husband, Martin II. Dan
elson, with cruelty and infidelity. The
plaintiff asks that she be allowed to
resume her maiden name, Mayme
Townsend. The couple married at
Davenport the 4th of last May.
Buys Koehlcr Drug Bueiness.
The Koehler drug store, Eleventh
street and Third avenue, has been
acquired by Charles Strate, who was
for a number of years employed at the
Harper house pharmacy, and later was
prescription clerk at a store in Aus
tin. Mr. Strate reopened the Koehler
TRY TO GET ACROSS
Davenport A. Suburban Wants to
Cross Rock Island
NEGOTIATES WITH UNCLE SAf.
Plans Are Brought Out at Banquet
to Celebrate Opening of
It leaked out at the banquet last
evening to celebrate the ODenine of
ne winter season at Grand Isle, at
which 200 business people were ores
ent. that the Davenport & Suburban
Street Railway company has been ne
gotiating with the government for per
mission to cross the Rock Island
bridge, as far as the island at least
Is hinted that the purpose then is to
shoot across the island to Moline. and
failing in this to come into Rock Island
ty way of Twenty-fourth street, and
thence devise a .route to Moline, the
main object being to get a line from the
upper end through to Davenport toward
Muscatine. The idea does not hardly
come up to what Rock Island is looking
tor in tbe line of interurbans. It is the
bringing in of roads from the east.
south and southwest that this city Is
more in need of than the encourage
ment or added means of transit with
Davenport at the present time.
Such a permit of course would be
conditional on an arrangement witn
tne -Tri-City Railway company for the
snaring or the cost of laying the tracks
over the bridges. The Davenport &
suburban, whose line now extends
only from the Davenport approach of
tne nock Island bridge to Grand Isle,
expects also to follow the Iowa shore
Work ob the Qalet.
These plans were not made public
at the banquet, but were confided by
one of the promoters to a gentleman
who was present. The Walshes, who
have both extensive interests in both
Davenport and Clinton, are the chief
factors in the Davenport and Subur
ban. 'The line is known to have been
built as a competitor of the Tri-City
Railway company, although the pro
moters deny tjijs. At any rate, they
want to come-, to this city over the
the Rock Island bridges. Once they
get a foothold here, they say they will
extend their lines on to Moline, and
to other points where the business jus
tifies, but primarily, they claim, their
line is an interurban, simply desiring
to make the cities the terminals for
their branches extending through. the
Mayor William McConocbie and C.
Larkin. of Rock Island, were guests
at the Grand Isle function last even
ing. There were present men from
Davenport, Clinton and Iowa City.
The party was taken from Davenport
to the island in three special cars.
Voted an Assistant.
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Young Men's Chrifctian as
sociation, it was voted to igive Secre
tary J. S. Freeman . an assistant and
Edwin Torley of Monmouth, who has
had some experience in Y. M. C. A.
work, was named for the position. Mr.
Torley will be here soon to take, up
his work in his new field, it 'having
grown too large for Mr. Freeman to
C. W. Skinner Found Helpless.
C. W. Skinner, father of Mayor Skin
ner, was found in bed at his home, 810
Sixteenth street, yesterday morning in
what was thought to be a dying condi
tion, but with the prompt arrival of
medical aid he revived. From appear
ances. Mr. Skinner had been uncon
scious all night, and, unable to make
bis condition known, had been with
out attention till 8 o'clock in the morn
ing. The indications are that the
bursting of a blood vessel in the brain
produced an epileptic seizure, which
rendered Mr. Skinner helpless. The
patient is about C5 years old, and came
here from Geneseo about three or four
years ago to reside closer to his three
sons, James G.- Charles P.. and E.
Stanley Skinner. Mrs. Skinner, who
Is sojourning with her son. Mayor
Charles P. Skinner, at Tucson. Ariz.,
was Immediately wired as to the con
dition of her husband, and answered
that she will start at once for Moline.
Edward Elmer Maher and Miss Ma
bel Elizabeth Dindahle were united In
marriage by the Rev. L. A. Jchnston
at the Swedish Lutheran parsonage at
noon yesterday. The young people
were unattended. The groom is an
employe of the Model Printing com
pany. Mis bride is tbe ward of Mr.
and Mrs. Gust K. Llndahle of 1144
Twelfth avenue, a graduate of the
Moline high school and an estimable
young lady of many personal charms.
News is received In the city that
ill bring sorrow to many people. Carl
Elmstedt. a Moline boy and a grad
uate of the local high school in the
class of 1901, is critically ill at Ann
Arbor, Mich., and is not expected to
Mr. Elmstedt after bis gradua
tion, entered the Michigan state uni
versity and embarked upon a literary
course of two years. He will, unless
illness Droves fatal, complete thi
the spring and take up a law course.
A few dass ago Carl was seized with
an attack of appendicitis which now
threatens to end fatally.
Pearl Was Worth $25.
Night Marshal George Ray is glad
that he had an appetite for raw oys
ters while sitting in a restaurant at
East Moline on Monday and that he
ordered . a plate, of them. , Along, with
the bivalves the restaurant keeper
served real pearls and instead of swal
lowing the one he found in his oysters
Mr. Ray brought it to town and at Jos
ephson's jewelry store he was told
that it was worth $25.
Plow City Court Elects.
Plow City lodge No. 1016 of the
Court of Honor elected the following
officers at the regular meeting Tues
day evening: Past chancellor, C. D.
Watters; chancellor, Mrs. Emma Mil
ler; vice chancellor, Lawrence Peter
son; chaplain. Miss Dora Lundeen;
recorder, Charles Wahlgren; conduc
tor, Amos Renstrom; guard, Mrs. An
nie Watters; sentinel, Arthur Nord
strom; directors. Charles Glaspell for
three years and Ella Gottsche for two
years. Fourteen applications were
Plan New Car Line.
In all probability, if satisfactory ar
rangements with people owning prop
erty along the Milwaukee tracks be
tween East Moline and Moline, a new
electric line will enter this city. It is
understood that a local company is
back of the deal and wants to build a
line between this city and New Shops
for use as a feeder to the city lines.
John Peterson, who owns 12 lots east
of Forty-fifth street, has been offer
ed $1,000 for a strip of 20 feet of bis
ground, and Mr. Quist, living in the
near vicinity, has been offered a good
price for a strip off his 80-line from
the eastern terminal of the Tri-City
Railway company on Third avenue,
this city, and to build it along the foot
lot The plans at present is to start
the river road as far as Fiftyrflfth
street, or near that vicinity, and then
follow the railroad tracks direct to
East Molina and New Shops.
Married 50 Years.
Robert Stoelting. one of Moline's
best known German-American resi
dents, and his good wife passed the
half-century mark as man and wife
and were made the victims of a sur
prise visit from relatives and friends
at their home Tuesday evening. About
0 were present and the evening was
passed in a joyous manner.
Sunday School Officers.
Members of the Sunday school of
the First Methodist church elected the
following officers for the next year at
meetine held Tuesday evening: Sup
erintendent. P. C. Simmon; assistant
superintendent, J. C. Tunnicliff; assis
tant secretary, Emily R. McKeever;
treasurer. Sadie Chadwick: librarian.
Clarence McCoy; assistant librarian, I
Carl Lundbern: pianist. Mrs. J. W.
Hunter; assistant pianist. Mary Crum
baker; chorister. Miss Minnie Starr;
csistant chorister, D. A. Johnston.
Following is the program for the
Elks' minstrels to be presented at the
Wagner next Monday evening:
Grand opening overture.
"Would You?" Axel Dunderberg.
"Teasing" Dr. E. J. Kelly.
"Blue Bell" H. T. Wheelock.
"The Clang of the Forge" F. A.
'Oh. Promise Me" D. W. Connell.
'Here's Your Hat. What's Your
Hurry?" Axel Kohler.
"Hannah" W. A. Rosenfield.
The first part will conclude with an
Illustration of the Elks "Eleven o ciock
Toast." All Elks in the bouse are in
vited to rise and join with the min
strels in the singing.
Cornet solo. "For All Eternity"
William P. Swanson.
Monologue John M. Colligan.
Soprano solo, "Sing Me to Sleep"
".Inst Plain Me" R. E. McCrea ot
Sti Louis, introducing a little heart-to-
"Comedy Band" Imported from
somewhere in Rock Island county, in
troduclng something similar to "Don't
Rock the Boat.''
The complete cast Is:
Interlocutor E. S. Skinner.
Tambos WT " A. Rosenfield, F. E.
Leavens, Horace Altx.
Bones A. H. Kohler, E. J. Kelly, A.
Chorus F. A. Thomas, A. E. Koh
ler, W. J. Ball, Steve Ray. Frit Peter
son. A. L. Lindburg. Frank Lindberg.
J. R. Mahon,' Henry Mumm. Axel Dun
derberg, H. t. Wheelock. D. W. Con
nell, Otto Patting. Fred DeFoe.
State's Attorney on Salary.
The constitutionality of tbe law pass
ed by the last general assembly em
powering county boards of supervisors
to fix the salary .of the state's attor
neys in their respective counties, has
been questioned. State's Attorney
Rock, of Bloomington. McLean county,
has asked Attorney Geperal Hamlin
for an opinion regarding the validity
of the act, and the matter will be
passed upon officially within a few
It will not be a surprise to many of
the attorneys of the state if the attor
ney general expresses the opinion that
the act Is unconstitutional- Without a
particular investigation of the'matter
a number of lawyers are of the opin
ion that tbe legislature i the only
body, under the constitution f Illinois,
with power to fix the salary df a state's
attorney. . :.
DON'T CRAMP YOURSELF FINANCIALLY. OVER 30 DEPART
MENTS TO MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS FROM.
THE BIG CREDIT DEPARTMENT STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN
EVERY EVENING UNTIL CHRISTMAS. MAKE YOUR SELEC- 6
TIONS NOW, NO MONEY IS NEEDED UNTIL DELIVERED.
We sell everything in furniture,
Carpets, " Stoves, . Rugs, Lace
Curtains,- Portiers, Clocks, Pic
tures, Lamps, Silver Tea Sets,
Knives and Forks, Spoons, But
ter Dishes, Cake Baskets, Sou
venir Spoons, Mirrors, Albums,
BUY ALL YOU WANT IN EVERY DEPARTMENT AND HAVE IT
TQe SuqsKine OMleis,
113 East Second Street, Davenport, la.
IOWA'S LARGEST CREDIT DEPARTMENT STORE.
f a cold
Oat of a total of over 3,000,000 bottles sold during
I903t on a positive guarantee, only five bottles were re
turned making one out of every 600,000 Lotties sold.
II tW LOOK PCS THE BELL CN
25 cents. SO cents and $1.00
Prepared by E.E, SUTHERLAND MEDICINE CO., Paducah, Ky.
We are tbe only apeclallata I the trl-rl(lra mho treat men 1y. We
are tbe mmly apeclallata la the ttV cit lea who make rectal dlaeaaea a ape
elalty. We care
DISEASES OF MEN.
Varicocele, Nervoua Debility Contracted Dlaeaaea. Stricture, niood
Polaoa, Hydrocele, Catarrh of th Bladder, aad all other Pelvic aad t rla
RECTAL DISEASES ARE DANGEROUS.
nieedlasr aad Itehlasr Plica, Flatala, Klaaure, Ilectal t lcera, Hemor
rhoid, Chroalc Conatlpatioa, aad all other rectal dlaeaaea eared.
Dost aaffer aeeretly, bat call while roar case la la the curable atasea.
Feea moderate aad reaaoaable aad within the meaaa of alt. We lavlte 70a
to call. Write If you eanaot call. Kvery patient treated with the mtrlci
MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL DISPENSARY,
Room 1, Illinois Theatre building. Second avenue and Sixteenth
street, Rock Island, III. .Hours 9 to 9; Sundays, 10 to 2.
Burnt Wood Novelties, Men's and
Ladies' Gold Watches, Chains,
Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Toilet
Cases, Men's and Boys' Suits,
Overcoats, Hats, Caps, Fancy
Suspenders, Ladies Cloaks,
Suits, Furs and Fancy Waists.
(o snow or rain a cold comes.
mm in one nitrht it will nlwavs nreni'.n.t
if taken on coming in out of tbo wet.
Delightfully pleasant to tho taste. Good
cmiaren. uoou ior everyuouy.
Last Novomber I tifcen with torero cold
coach. I usd bottla cf etindrd expectorant and was
v-nr?Jt-4 in tha Isar.l: I then tried another standard
coj;h euro, but with no better remits than with tha expeo
lorJr.t. I vaj then recommondod cy a dmer'3 at Covtne
ton. Ca.. to try Dr. Dell'a rtne-Tar-Hor.ey and after usln
one 25c bottle I waa completely cured. This testimonial
was unsolicited, but you fire at liberty to lis It In any way
you may choose. In my opinion you have by (ar tha best
couch mediclna on tha market. Yours truly,
I K. NORMA, Ola, Ca.
Ovrou Ooughm mnd
Strength to tho Lunysm
THE BOTTLE. H
as to persons are so much t
matter of good batbing equip
ment that I wish to emphasize
our facilities for outfitting bath
rooms with the best and most
sanitary apparatus. In such
cases it Is to your highest inter
est to consult us, see samples
here and get our estimates free
STENGEL. T5he Plumber