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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 190G.
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We Are Now Ready for Your
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DUNLAP HATS. STETSON HATS,
All for Spring 1906.
This store for your new Spring Totfs.
YOU KNOW US.
M. C. RlICE, Prop.
AND SHE WILL TELL YOU THAT THE
RESULTS OF YOUR BAKING WILL, GOOD
OR BAD, DEPEND LARGELY UPON THE
QUALITY OF THE FLOUR USED. AND IF
THIS SAME COOX IS A USER OF
(AND SHE OUGHT TO BE, IF SHE ISN'T),
SHE W.LL TELL YOU THAT IT IS BY FAR
THE MOST SATISFACTORY FLOUR ON
THE MARKET TODAY. IT IS THE "BEST
BY TEST," AS EVERYONE WHO HAS
USED IT KNOWS, TO THEIR PLEASURE.
TO SEND YOU A SACK. DON'T PUT IT
OFF. DO IT TODAY. WE'LL THANK YOU,
AND YOU'LL THANK US, FOR WE ARE
CERTTAIN THAT "ONCE YOU TRY YOU
WILL ALWAYS BUY" EACO.
LARDNER TO STAY
General Managercf Tri City Rail
way Will Direct Combined
UNDER THE NEW SYNDICATE
Returns From East and Tells of Plans
cf the Purchasing Cor
poration. James F. I.ardner. secretary and
general manager of the Tri-Ciiy Rail
way company is to be general manager
of the joint properties in tlie three
cities taken over by the purchasing
syndicate. JThe six companies to be
directed by Mr. Lardner are the Tri
City Railway, the Peoples Power, and
J. F. LARDN'ER,
To lit' GrntTal Monager of Combined
the Mississippi Valley Traction, on
this side of the river, and the Peoples
Light, the Davenport Gas and the Dav
enport Suburban Railway in Dav
enport. Mr. Lardner, who returned this morn
ing from the east admitted that ar
rangements had been made whereby
he was to have the general direction
.f the different corporations. The own
ership will repose in three New York
banking firms, Halsey & Co, McKay &
Co.. and J. (;. White & Co. "The local
companies will not be changed in title
for the present at least," said Mr. Lard
ner to an Argus representative, "and
the traction and light corporations will
always be conducted separately. There
is to be a holding corporation known
as the Tri-City Railway. Light & Trac
tion company, which will be organized
under the laws either of Rhode Island
or Connecticut, or possibly Iowa. The
original ide'a of taking advantage of
the laws of New Jersey, has, I believe,
been abandoned. The fnm of J. (!.
White & Co., includes Engineer Wal
lace of Panama fame. It is one of
the best known and most successful
firms in the country, and has in its em
ploy the best, engineers in the world.
This will prove a great, advantage to
is in a practical way.
"The company's capital stock will be
fS,500.ft0 to the amount of which ar
rangements have already been made
to issue collateral per cent bonds in
the sum of two-iliirds of the pur
chase price, the other third to be is
sued in stock. The plan is a very con
servative one: as an indication of the
way it is regardod by eastern finan
ciers, it may be said that within three
days after the bond issue of $;.(nn,ioo
was placed on the market over
half was taken.
"The operating company has not been
"ully organized yet. and is not likely
o be until June 1" when the majority
f the stock is to be taken over. The
leal, however, is doted, the sale made.
The purchasers wanted an extension
jf 90 days for the completion of the
ourchase. and the major stockholders
granted it. Until the formal transfer
s made the various corporations will
be conducted as they have been. The
lew company has already provided for
a sufficiently clastic financial arrange
ment to take care of all interests, and
the plans contemplate the expenditure
of not less than $1,500,000 in new
.vork and extensions during the next
two years, the material for which it? al
eadv being contracted for. This in
cludes the rebuilding of all the old
rack in the three cities and the doub
ing of most of it, and extension of gas
and electric light mains, the retirement
of all the smaller street cars, and the
instruction at the company's shops
vhirh are to be continued in Rock Is
land, of cars of a larger type to sup
Samr ThlnKN That Art PollI.
Asked if the new corporation would
-rnbark in the building of interurbang,
Mr. Lardner said that was quite possi
ble. As to the bringing of the cars of
he Mississippi Valley Traction com
pany, otherwise the Moline. East Mo
line & Watertown line through to
Rock Island, he stated that this was
ne of the plans in contemplation.
Relative to local stockholders con
tinuing in the purchasing company
nd being represented on the board of
directors, Mr. Lardner said, "That has
ilso been under consideration and is
The public in general will be grati
lel to jtnow that Mr. Lardner is tf re
main at the helm not only in the man
agement of th street railway lines al
ready under his direction, but that the
scope of his influence and responsibil-
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ity is to be broadeued. He Is the right
man for the place.
Henry Carse returned last night from
Sheriff VV. 0. HeUler and wife came
home from Chicago last night.
C. J. Searle returned last evenln?
from a brief visit in Chicago.
Messrs. T.,J. Medill and K. W. Bahn
sen. have returned from tlieir Dakota
I. S. White left last niyht for I.Oi;
Angeles to join his family who have
been there since January.
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Sears are in the
city to spend a few lays at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Sears.
Tom L. Kennedy, who recently sold
his cigar store here, and S'eve Miller,
who was associated with him as clerk,
have departed for Oklahoma to locate
if they llnd the country desirable.
E. C. Coffey, commercial agent of th
Rock Island at Peoria, spent the after
noon yesterday witb E. I,. - CJoff. the
local commercial agent. E. H. Leppert,
division passenger agent of the I... E. &
W.. and T. J. McGrath, traveling pas
senger agent of the C. P. & St. L...
were also visitor from Peoria yesterday.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Arffiis, will
be wholly received find published. Hut
in either cuse the identity of the sMuler
must be niitde known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear piif
nature and address.J
Tri-City Outing Club. The Tri
City Outing club has made arrange
ments for its next dancing party to be
given on Easter Monday, April lti. af
the K. of C. hall.
Mill Men's Smoker. Mill Men's
union. 79C, will have a membership
meeting at its rooms in the Industrial
Home building Tuesday evening to
which all its members are invited.
Entertains Society. The Indies'
Aid society of Broadway Presbyterian
church was entertained at the home
of Mrs. L. S. McCabe yesterday after
noon. After the rgular businen meet
ing the afternoon was spent in a pleas
ant social way.
Haviland Cinch Club. The Haviland
Cinch club met at the home of Mrs. M.
Ohge yesterday afternoon. The first
prize feil to Mr:;. B. Tlwus. second to
Mrs. George, consolation to Mrs. Horst,
and Itooby to Mrs. Sward. Mrs. Ohge
was presented the hostess' prize. Thc
club will meet April 5 with Mrs. Horst.
Birthday Anniversary. Mrs. Anna
Wolfrum Wednesday afternoon enter
tained It; lady friends at her home.
1011 Tenth avenue in honor of her
birthday anniversary The afternoon
was spent in playing cinch. After the
games were finished a delicious supper
was served. Mrs. Wolfrum was pre
sented with a beautiful mahogany ta
ble by the Haviland Cinch club at
which she is a member, together with
many other beautiful presents from
other friends and relatives.
Entertains Office Force. Miss Flor
ence O'Harrie entertained the Silvis
office force at her home. 2S18 Eighth
avenue last evening. The evening was
pleasantly spent at cards and In gen
eral sociability. Luncheon was serv
ed. Miss O'Harrie, who has been em
ployed as stenographer at Silvis in the
office of the general yardmaster for
the past year, has resigned her position
and leaves this evening for Duluth,
Minn., to accept a position in the of
fice of the Northern Pacific Railway
company in that city.
ON WIFE'S THREAT
Emit Christopher of Moline Supposed
to Have Taken Carbolic Acid
Found Dead at Noon.
Emil Christopher, 1S02 Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, Moline, committed
suicide at noon today, it is supposed, by
taking carbolic acid. The coroner is
holding an inquest (his afternoon. He
came home intoxicated last night, and
after a quarrel hi wife threatened to
leave him. Besides her. he leaves two
children. Christopher was foreman of
the lumber yard of Deere & Marjsur,
and was well known. The belief that
death was caused from the acid ha
not been substantiated except that a
bottle of it is missing in the house.
Retain Kenworthy S. Kenworthy.
At a meeting of the finance commit
tee with the mayor and city attorney
this afternoon, arrangement was made
to retain the firm of Kenworthy &
Kenworthy to fight the telephone case
in the circuit court in assistance to the
New Leaders at Bowling.
Louisville, Ky., March 23. Hamilton
and Hussie, of Philadelphia today roll
ed 1.2C8, taking first place in tho tw
men team list.
French Strike Failing.
Lens, France. March 23. The min
ers' strike is breaking, up. An early
termination of the trouble is expected.
Have you weakness of any kind
stomach, back or any organs of the
body? Don't dope yourself with ordin
ary medicine. Holliater'a Rocky Moun
tain Tea is the supreme curative pow
er.. 33c. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
TO PUT IT THROUGH
Citizens and Taxpayers Favor
Seventh Avenue Im
provement. SOME OBJECTION TO GRADE
Otherwise Plans Are Endorsed Re
gardless of the
Shall Seventh .avenue be cut to a depth
of 'MVi feet lower than it in now at
the highest point in the vicinity of
Thirty-fourth street, shall the avenue
be improved at the grade originally
proposed, or shall a compromise grade
be established? These are questions
with which the board of local improve
ments will have to wrestle. Tney were
discussed to some extent at the public
meeting held at the city hall last even
inS. SBtllti(4 Olijretw.
The only thing standing in the way
of the proposed improvement of Sev
enth avenue upou the desired grade is
the syndicate which purchased the
Harper-Robinson tract, which includes
lots on each side of Seventh avenue
between Thirty-first and Thirty-fifth
streets. M. E. Sweeney and Dr. Pat
ton represented these interests at the
meeting. In speaking on the subject
ilr. Sweeney said that they were dis
posed to favor any reasonable improve
ment and were among the first to ign
for asphalt paving, but the objection
is to the deep cut that would leave
their highest Jots about 50 feet above
the street. It was suggested that the
grade be the same from Thirtieth street
east as it is from Thirtieth street west.
I uite in h'avur.
Among those present were Hon. Wil
liam Jackson, president of the park
commission; Otto Huber. a member of
tho same organization; W. C. MaucKer,
with resolutions from a Rock Island
club committee; Charles Mellugh, C. .1.
Iarkin. E. H. Guyer, and W. A. Rosen
field. They w'ere not there as proper
ty owners, but. as the city has the bur
den of the proiMJsed extra grade to
carry are interested financially to that
extent, and each one endorsed the
proposition of a drive through to Mo
line on Seventh avenue. It wan sug
gested by some of these gentlemen end
endorsed by others that an agreement
be leached with the syndicate by
which the city should bear some of tho
loss that would accrue to it in the cut
ting of the avenue. It was suggested
by Alderman Anderson that while the
city was engaged in doing the grading
of the street it might cut down two lots
fur the syndicate to whatever degree
might be agreed upon.
H:imitH n Properly eeoiii!nr .
It was the opinion of these men that
the damage to the bluffs as to affect
ing their sale was secondary to the
matter of getting a drive through to
Moline on Seventh avenue. Mr. (Suyer
referred to hi rxperieneos with sim
ilar property in Moline, only it. was
not quite so high, his being IM feet,
which was platted and told at a gotxl.
round price, being in demand for the
best class of residences. He failed to
forsee any great damage to the Inter
ests of the syndicate in the proposed
lion. Willlnm J.-icknoa,
Hon. William Jackson, as president
of the park commission, was called
upon to speak especially with refer
ence to the making ot the boulevard
on the avenue, as this, if done, will be
under the supervision of the commis
sion. In beginning, however, he spoke
of the proposition of a drive as a whole,
saying that it is a question of now or
never. He told of how hard it was to
get brick paving started In the city,
the council trying to substitute cobble
stones or wood. He said that in this
country there has been a tendency to
do everything in a hurry, this being
becauso the country was in a primitive
state and something had to be dona
without delay. The result was tha
tainga were not always done as they
should be. In his opinion the work of
improving Seventh avenue should be
taken up, the street made as wide as
possible, the boulevard placed in the
middle and the car tracks constructed
on the outer edges no matter what
the cost may be. He considered the
dangers on Fifth avenue in driving very
serious and considered this the one
opportunity of the people of Rock Is
land to make a suitable driveway to
Pin ii nf Count met inn.
The plan of construction as propos
ed by Engineer Treichler is that from
Thirty-eighth street to Forty-sixth
street, where the avenue is 100 feet in
width, there shall be a 20-foot central
boulevard with 24 feet of paving on
each side and 10 feet for sidewalks.
The remainder of the distance to Thir
tieth street will be 80 feet in width.
The central boulevard will be the same,
20 feet, but the paving on each side
will be 19 feet, with 11 feet for tho
walks. The total cost Is t-stimated at
FORTY DIE IN TRAIN WRECK
List of Casualties at Adobe, Colo., Still
Denver, March 23. It is now gen
erally admitted that between 40 and 50
persons met death in the collision of
the two Denver & Rio Grande passen
ger trains near Adobe, Col., on Friday
last. A liet of more than 40 missing
persons who are supposed to have
been passengers on the wrecked train 3
'as be-n prepared, but some of these
probably are &MU living.
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THb Season's fnsliion event. tli in I'linmre.
liensive showing of the correct Spring
Styles in Millinery, Suits, Shoes, Gloves, Nock
wear, Fabrics, Lace, Embroideries, Kibbons, Cur
tains and Draperies.
TOMORROW ANOTHER INTERESTjNH DAY.
The glory of the spring fashions: the beauty of decorations; sweet
music, were enjoyed by thou'an is and tomorrow will see even greater
crowds. The public look to tliio store as an authority on fashions.
A poiriiion we have repeatedly demons! i ai ed our ability to hold. Come
MUfC AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
NEW YORK hats; foreign id-ay : our own creations, a collection
beautiful, indeed. Praise has I, (en untiut-d. Milliners from
neighboring cities proc'uimcd it i In- hst (iity have seen. Variety is
the keynote. Smart little hats, picturesque big hats, flower turbmis
and toques, tailored hats, sailors, round hats, leghorn bats hats to
suit all faces aad for all oecasians. We quote here the prifte ex
tremes, from a practical hat to a gorgeous pattern.
NEW SPRING SUITS
HERE our leadership is established. Rig Rostou gowns, suits and
:oats will dominate the Easter promenade. Eton suits, pony coat
suits, demi-eost nines, wraps of refined elegance, short jackets, long
coats an assembly embracing e very worthy style. Prices are agree
ably low. principally the result of forehanded planning ami careful buy
ing. A group c.f ideas:
ETON SUITS, $10.
made of fancy gray material.
Short sleeve Eton jacket trim
med with braid and furnished
with near girdle. Cir
cular flare skirt S10.00
PONY COAT SUIT, $17.50.
Made of light panaina. Jacket is
laffcta lined ami has neat col
lar, braid trimmed. Skirt is
PANAMA ETON SUIT, $20.00.
Comes in Alice blue, heliotrope.
If in Quest of Spring Clothes
of Style and Quality,
ALT aad READ
It is but natural that you should want to get the very best cloth
ing procurable for your money and that the garments must be spic-nnd-pan
First, please understand that all the clothes we are showing are
NEW SPRING GOODS not last year's, but this season's advance
styles gentlemen's clothing that the most particular men will adnire.
Second, every garment is thoroughly worthy you won't be ab!e to
find one fault with the materials, workmanship or fit. Come, then,
and see this showing of
TOP COATS AND SUITS
STBIN-BLOGH CO. MAKE
AT 1622 SECOND AVENUE, ROCK ISLAND, ON THURSDAY,
MARCH 22. MY ENTIRE STOCK CONSISTING OF PIANOS. MUSI
CAL INSTRUMENTS, WATCHES, JEWELRY OF EVERY DESCRIP
TION. NEW AND SECOND-HAND FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD
OODS OF ALL KINDS, TRUNKS AND VALISES. THIS IS YOUR
CHANCE TO STOCK UP FOR YOUR SPRING HOUSEKEEPING.
ALL GOODS SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. F. VAN PELT OF
J. P. AMIDNT. 1622 2d Ave.
reseda,, black and blue. Finish
ed with high girdle and vestee.
Jacket is white satin lined, cir
cular skirt with buttons down
front ; self strap
around bottom S120.00
PONY COAT SUIT, $25.00.
One of the chic novelties of the
season. Coat of red serge. Col
lar and cuffs trimmed with ma
terial to match skirt, which Is
a. circular affair of gray plaid
and trimmed at bottom with
fold of same