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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1900.
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TO BE BliiLT' HERE
Tri-City fjtailwayf" Company's
Shops Ct Contract for a
NeW Typ bf Cars
FOR THE HILL LINES
Lot of 10 to'GJITiirncd Out as Soon as
PsblTnor Elm Street and
"''Lorrg yiew Service.
.1 '-That the Tri City Railway company
is well equipped to build its own cars
Vjji evidenced by the fact that it has
' been "decided to construct the new cars
"i for the; hill lint s in the Hock Island
-jfhops. 'This decision does not come as
ATTiaua-te surprise, as the company
tajr vly turned out nearly ;' cars
satisfactory in every respect,
ft ti r li.ir.n in in ' r f miiir!i.
jiim aim vi'ioitiii. I'm i ti
)ine lime. The fact, however,
local construction of street
cars JiTteirried on in but few of the
vargest tines is sufficient proof of an
Wmsual progressiveness on the part of
f . . llnlltl SO r.
.The re W cars, 10 of which will be
hnU tmmetfiatelyv, will be used on the
El rh street, and Long View lines in
Kock . Island, and on the Northwest
Dayenport, Mt. Ida and Central park
lines In Davenport. As soon as this
lot la wipJ;tcd, 20 more will be start
ed.., This wftl add 3D cars to the exist
in; TM"4iit, each having a seating
caprnytieiirly equal to that of the big
cariroa .he fridge line. Manager lord
lier, in JiscilEsing the design of the new
cars, B-atedthnt they will be of the
cross teat type, which, although niujj
mofe.tjpenslve than the old fashioned
will be, if anything, to make the cars
appear longer and more "racy."
The interior will be finished in pan
cled mahogany, all of the cabinet work
being dene locally. There will be no
decorations, the beautiful grain and
finish of the wood producing a much
more pleasing effect than the old-fash
ioncd elaborate inlays and heavy mould
ings. The seats will be of a late type,
especially designed with reference to
The trucks will be equipped with two
motors, having a rated capacity of :i7V2
horse iower each. This is but little
under the power with which the Bridge
cars are turnishcu ano snouia make a
high speed schedule easily iossible.
Electric heaters, electric headlights
and bells will be installed.
Trui-k.M lelTiiiiiie Si'lirdulr.
Spe.:king of the probable cutting in
the time schedules. -Mr. Lardner stated
that the new tracks which are being
laid by J. (I. White & Co. would have
more to do with bettering the service
than increasing the equipment, for the
reason that it is utterly impossible to
maintain high speed over the existin
tracks. He mentioned several instanc
s wnere l;-minute runs could ho cut
to 12 ni'nutes when the new tracks and
curves are installed.
It::ly in a Month.
It will probably be a month before
lhe first of the new cars will be put in
ommission, but. after that, it is ex pec t-
d that one will be turned out every
two weeks. ,
THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR
MAY PROVE FATAL
GEORGE R. WHITING,
side 8eit- cars, are mnjtx 'Satisfactory
from th? standpoint f the ' ridiriig pdv-
lie. Tie suteseal- pas, 'ne characteir
ized ub .""dafisrfnJ,' pas!e"ngerhtivin
no-"ctoice but to BtareJkeach other.
"A3 a matter of observation, the riding
public particularly the fair sex. Avill in
varia&tfo'let pass a side seat car to
joy the greater privacy and co
the modern type. This
small matter, but it indie
merger authorities are catering to all
reasonable desires of the public.
lloulilr the Seating; Capacity.
The new cars will be of tiie semi
convertible tyje. having a seating ca
pacity of T.G eight less than the Bridge
line cars, and twice that of the stand
ard single truck cars now in use. They
will have 21-foot bodies, eight feet two
inches wide, and will be 21 feet over
all. This provides for roomy plat
forms, which will be enclosed in vesti-
biiles. The monitor top will, of neces
sity, be low. on account of the limited
clearance of the bridge, but the effect
August Bcrgquist, Moline Grocer, Un
conscious at Hospital With Con
cussion of Brain.
v, (Tvuswft.. jjorgquisr, a iuoiinc grocer.
as perhaps fatally injured in a runaway-accident
in that city last even
ing. ,He was riding with .Mr. and Mrs.
Otfs Marks and their little daughter.
On Thirteenth avenue the horse be
came fnghtcred. throwing Mr. Berg-
quiat and Mr. Marks out at Fifteenth
street. Mi. Bergquist sustained con-
. cunt)n of the brain and mav die. He
nfort'-oft 3 atr,llc $:t" '(slital and has not re
covered consciousness Mr. Marks
is secminirK .n i
tf.v: tleit i.it "" -.nn i.iniy injured, as were M rs.
:iarKS, and tneir daugnter. though the
;wo iiL named were dragged some
f; Merrils a Good Man.
i'Joaa Bear, who is past represent
StTft tff the grand lodge of the Odd
Tallows Illinois, is a close personal
frend fTFred B. Merrills of Belleville,
.denocratic nominee for trustee of the
nni-fer&it' of Illinois. Mr. Merrills is
dspity grnnd master of the state Odd
FeUrws organization and will be the
next ?rand master. Mr. Bear declares
he wlt'-rnqke an ideal member of the
body Aleh controls the state school.
AT ELEVENTH HOUR
Groundless Charges Made by a
Moiine Paper Against Cor
SURE TO PROVE A BOOMERANG
One Brings Out His Affiliations With
Organized Labcr and the Other
a Positive Statement.
COLLECTOR HAD 698,377,681 COINS;
FIRST PRIZE GOES TO W. F. McLAIN
Open a Box for the
Leave it where they can rach
it. Watch them gain in Ferit
Watch their cheeks grow ruidy
with health and life. w ' f
are the only Soda Crackers- ;
the most nutritious food made ;
from wheat, therefore the most;
wholesome food for children. 3
Jf In a dust tight. ".-.,7
moisture proof package v
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
CAI.U AMI SEE OCR COAL.
Twrnty-toarth Mrrrt nnd Thlr.l Arrnue
The correct answer to the Skidoo
problem is that the coin collector had
The winner in the contest who has
been awarded the prize of 500 pen
V. F. M'LAIN Fourteenth av
enue, Keek island.
The 2-1 next best solutions, the an
swer in each one Deinj? correct, were
from the following persons who will
each receive a Skidoo pin:
V. X. PHILLIPS 520 Twelfth
street. Rock Island.
ESTKLLA M. VA X DRV FF 1 00G
Seventh avenue. Rock Island.
MARIOX C. II U I? HARD 101 1 Twenty-first,
street. Rock Island.
J. E. PEXRY 112S Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, Rock Island.
FRAXK (J. YOUXCJ, JR. 2020 Fifth
avenue Rock Island.
PERT HA JOXASSEN li;:2 Four
teenth-and-a-half street, Rock Island.
S. EDWARDS S:j(J Twenty-third
street. Rock Island.
H. C. HUNT M. V. A. office, Rock
R. S. H LA K EM O R E U. S. Engineer
office. Rock Island.
LOFISE KOCH 719 Fourth street,
CECILE ADAMS 722 Fifteenth
street, Rock Island.
W. A. XORRIS 014 Nineteenth
street. Rock Island..
CHARLES F. HUTIIM AKER 52 1
Twelfth street, Rock Island.
ARTHUR A. GRAHAM Brookha-
A. VAX RIPER 715 Fifteenth
street. Rock Island.
E. 11. GIT YER Mitchell & Lynde
building. Rock Island.
.1. J. DOERIXG 701 Second avenue,
J. HAYS BRITTOX Andalusia, 111.
FRAXK MIXTER Twentieth street.
JOHN Y. HOPKINS 1002 Seven
teenth street. Rock Island.
C. E. BUSHY 1G19 Eleventh av
enue. Kock Island.
ALLIE E. DIHEL Aledo. 111.
C. A. HALLGREX 1529 Eighth av
enue. Rock Island.
As previously announced the correct
solution will not be published in detail
it being withheld by The Argus out of
courtesy to other newspapers usin
An Intense interest marked the clos
Ing days of the contest. While the
opening days brought many replies, the
(losing hours Hooded the office with
solutions of all sorts.
It is a noticeable fact also, that the
number of correct replies received in
The Argus contest, has been above the
average, according to the figures given
for other localities, which is a pleas
ing commentary on the peoples' grasp
on mathematics hereabouts. It serv
cd the double purpose also of provid
ing entertainment for a large number
and brushing up the brains of many
who had forgotten their arithmetic of
school days. Altogether it was a pleas
ant diversion highly appreciated by
VOTERS HAVE AN
h IMPORTANT DUTY
incie'of Many Years to Break Ring
U V , In t Control at the Court
. V House.
"ThViterJUof Rock Island county
havo vorv Important duty to
perform Vomorrow " said a promi
nent citKn who keeps posted on
oiiblic aft'X this morning. "Will
they rise the occasion? It if
believed thejWill, and oust the ring
that has preycUpon the taxpayers for
many years. hy Is the financial
standing of Kocksiand countyso de
It is because t money obtained
from taxation and feV from county of
ficers are recklessly Wributed. The
troubles arise first in,e organization
of the county board, h chairman for
the last dozen years idu member of
the court house ring, eleV-d from year
to year by the comblnecrVnflnenceg 0f
the sheriff, treasurer an&Hcrk who
pcrsistenly lobby for the Vmtlnuance
of his regime. Then all theimnittees
are fixed by this same ring.
44 tirl n
w ny was supervisor . i TVood's
resolution to employ an audi.. 0 jn.
vestigate the books of the cot-y 0q.
cers defeated the past summer? It
was because lhe interested persons in
(he county ring opioscd it vehemently
There has not been an audit of the
county officers' books that has been at
all searching or thorough for .1 quarter
of a century, and during all this time
the county is going deeper in debt each
year, and now the board submits to
the voters a proposition to tax all prop
erty in the county for the ensuing 10
years at 5 mills on the dollar over and
above the legal limit made by law.
This is the worst financed county in
Illinois, and the voters know it. Will
they act? When Gustafson promises,
if elected to the office of county clerk,
to be simply the servant of the people
and only perform the duties attached
to the office, and all employes under
him shall only do clerical duty in the
county clerk's office. He will not run
the county board, but will at all times
court the fullest investigation of the
office. Donovan will be able, if elect
ed, to attend to the sheriff's office with
the same zeal that Reticker. Silvis and
Gordon did when the pay received by
the bailiffs was only a small per cent of
what it has been since.
If Schafer is the new treasurer, as
there'is every reason to believe he will
be, the supervision of assessments will
be attended to by him as it was not by
jCox, and property interests will not es
cape just taxes if his vigilant eye can
discover it. The books will be well
kept, and no bondsmen, will be called
on to pay off a shortage."
As an eleventh hour attempt, to in
jure Cornelius Donovan a Moline pa
per makes two charges against the
popular candidate for sheriff, which it
knows to be baseless, but which it
withheld until the last moment in
hopes they would work mischief too
late for repairs.
One of these is that Mr. Donovan
has had "much friction with labor
unions," and the other that he has
ilready named his deputies in the of
fice of sheriff.
.'. Too Wrll Known.
To all who know Mr. Donovan and
his methods, it will not be necessary
to make extensive denial of either
harge. It so happens that there is
no class of nun among whom he
tands better than with organized la
bor, and notwithstanding that the ob
ject of the Moline paper is to stem the
tide ot tne labor vote that is going
overwhelmingly to Donovan, its mis
representations of his relations with
labor will prove of the very opposite
effect. Mr. Donovan has never been
other than a laboring man himself, and
is long ago as 1S92 he introduced in
the TriCity Labor congress a resolu
tion placing the plasterers' union on
the 8-hour basis. That resolution was
unanimously adopted and being intro
duced by him at the September meet
ing it became effective the April fol
lowing. Since that time the plasterers
have had the S-hour day. Prior to
1S92, the plasterers got no better than
9-hour day. The records of the Tri
City Labor congress will bear out
these statements, and the circum
stance that the resolution was put
through by Mr. Donovan 14 years ago.
long before he was a candidate for any
office and without any object other
than his devotion to the cause of la
bor, will give it added weight now that
unjust attack upon him has brought
out the actual fact.
IIiim .Miulc No I'leilcit.
As to the other charge that Mr. Don
ovan had already named his deputies,
it is only necessary to let Mr. Dono
van speak for himself on this subject.
He desired to make no answer to the
statement as to organized labor, simp
ly remarking, "the working men know
me, and have always known where I
stand. I am not seeking now to use
them for my political gain. My alti
tude is my best defense. I am one of
them." But as to the charge that he
had made any apiointments in ad
vance of the election, Mr. Donovan
wrote the following answer, and asked
The Argus to publish it:
Rock Island. Nov, 5. Editor Argus:
There is much said in a political cam
paign that is the part of politics and
which does not always affect the gen
eral public, for a man. after all. must.
be known by his deeds and his conduc t
as a citizen. But when the statement
is made that a candidate for office has
named his assistants in advance of the
people electing him, they have a right
to know if it be so, and if so, they may
censure him for being "too previous."
at least. They in fact have a right to
know the truth about such matters.
For my part I fed that I owe it to the
taxpayers and the citizens generally of
this county in the face of this charge
to say that neither by agreement,
promise, intimation or suggestion, or
in any manner, shape or form, have
I even so much as discussed the ques
tion of deputy sheriffs with any one. I
want to state this as solemnly as I
know how, and further that if the peo
ple are good enough to me to elect me
I will not only go into the office abso
lutely unhampered by ante-election
pledges or promises, but that I will se
lect no one for a deputy who does not
meet with the approval of the tax pay
ers of the county, and who is not in
every sense oi me worn quamieu ior
the office. If I am elected and I do not
redeem this pledge, I hope that I may
be regarded in the community ever
after as a moral outcast.
TT i i
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ii. v-rr. H - ' r I ll
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QXi: rub) of this
ui'Ko ii customer
Wo lc.ivo it to
You c;iii look
lwn', try on u'av
jiionts and sat is
fy yourself, and
it will not bo
for y o u should
you not buy.
We leave it to
you. Try uh.
MICHCI. 3TEM Ctt
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CONFIRMS WHAT THE
ARGUS HAS ASSERTED
William Jackson Shows Union
Dispatch in Error in Cox
Those papers, the Rock Island Union
and Moline Dispatch, supporting the
candidacy of Pleasant F. Cox for
county treasurer, have failed to show
that Mr. Cox does not owe his bonds
men anything. Hon. William Jackson,
as personal friend and
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statements of Mr. Jackson, who is in
position, if anybody is, to know th
facts, and those made by the Union
and the Moline Dispatch, The Argus
prefers to believe Mr. Jackson.
The packet Helen IJIair will close its
legal adviser. season between Rock Island and IJur-
has been called upon to write a letter
for publication in the Union with the
apparent object of causing the candi
date to appear in a more favorable
light before the voters.
Mr. Jackson does not take issue with
the statement that the bondsmen were
paid but2$2,400 all told. Neither does he
deny that the homestead in the upper
end of the county is still in Mr. Cox's
hands. That Mr. Cox still owes each
of his seven bondsmen something less
than $S00 ia not disputed.
With the issue resting between the
lington Xov. 17, which is the 5'th anni
versary of the birth of Captain-V.. A.
Blair. The crews of the Hlair boats,
the Helen Blair, Silver Crescent and
Columbia, which will winter at the
boat yards lu re, will be given a ban-qiK-t.
by the company.
The Chaperon, Ruth, Mac. and Prcs
cott were north and south. The Helen
Hl.iir left for I in i Huston.
The stage of water was 5.20 at C
a. in., and o") at noon.
A slight rising tendency in the Mis
sissippi wiil continue between Du
buque and Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Ayer's Piils are liver pills. They act directly
oa the liver, make more bile secreted. This
is why they cure constipation, biliousness,
dyspepsia, sick-headache. Ask your doctor
if he knows a better laxative pill. We cer
tainly do not. If he does, then use his kind.
W no crt ! We publish J.C.lrerC
t-.o formal of ail o-jr preparations.