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THE ARGUS,' TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1907.
SHEDS MORE LIGHT
Letter of M. A. Walsh Shows
What Rock Island South
ern Has in View.
LINE HERE WOULD PAY WELL
PUNS NOW READY SEAT SALE FOR THE
PEARY LECTURE TO
Tap Rich Coal Fields at Viola Besides
Hauling Vast Amount of
'There promises to he lively compe
tition at the south end of the proposed
line for the terminus of the Rock Is
land Southern which has been survey
ed from Rock Island south to Gales
burg, Cameron, and Monmouth, and
which it is believed means the en
trance ultimately of the Santa Fe,
Iowa Central or both to the three
cities. Galesburg wants the road to
be built over the route surveyed out
of that city while Monmouth is equal
ly insistent that its route be chosen
The latter is said to be five miles
shorter than the Galesburg way.
The filing of the $2.5tt.0t trust deed
by the company Saturday, in which
the American Trust & Savings bank
of Chicago is designated as backer of
the local interurban line, has brought
to light a number of other interesting
facts in regard to "the Rock Island
What Ualxh Sa.
The letter from M. A. Walsh, pres
ident of the company, to Mason, Ipw
Is Sc. Co.. bankers and tlealers in stocks
and bonds, and who are negotiating
the sale of the bonds, stated that
freight connections will sexm be secur
ed with 'the Santa Fe whereby Santa
Fe freight can be handled at Mon
mouth, and like connect ions will be
made with the Iowa Central whereby
the Iowa Central freight can be gotten
into and out of Galesburg. Special
stress is laid uion the fact that the
connections with the Santa Fe will
open to Monmouth the entire western
country served by the Santa Fe and
likewise a Santa Fe-Chicago connec
tion. It is also stated that freight traffic
connections by means of switches will
be established with the Santa Fe at
Galesburg and with the Iowa Central
at Monmouth. The survey of a private
right of way into Ga'esburg has been
completed, paralleling the Santa Fe.
The Rtck Island Southern also expects
to secure a good independent terminal
in Galesburg the equal or better of any
railway now serving that city.
Iloth Strain anil Kleetrlrlty.
The line to Rock Island will bo
about sixty miles in length and will be
of the very best steam railroad con
struction, with provision both for
steam and electricity and laid with SO
pound rails. It is estimated that the
gross earnings of this extension the
first year would be about $1,000,000.
The report of T. E. Smith, public
accountant, which accompanies the let
ter of Mr. Walsh, shows that for the I Proposed Subdivision of Facto-
first five months of Its operation the
gross receipts of the Rock Island
Southern exceeded $32,000. The oper
ating expenses were 41 per cent of this
Hanley Im Opt Imlxt ir.
the report of J. A. Hanley. ex
frei?!it trnflic m.lfiae'r nf tht PhicnfM
Great Western and also of the Santa City Counci Receives Communications
Fe, is very optimistic about the future I Mayor Vetoes Rail Ordinance
of the Rock Island Southern.
Mr. Hanley states that business of
all kinds between the Atlantic and
Pacific in the territories reached by
the Santa Fe and Iowa Central and
their connections will naturally be
taken into the tri-clties via the Rock 33 President of the board of local im
ry Site Tract to be Explained
to the City Council.
INDUSTRIES SEEK LOCATIONS
Many Matters Considered.
Seats for the Peary lecture at the
Burtis, Davenport, next Friday even
ing under the auspices of the Tri-City
Press club, will be placed on sale to
morrow morning at 9 o clock. The
house has been so arranged in alter
nate rows of seats that the people of
the thre cities may have equal
At the regular nieetmg of the city advantage in reserving seat
council last evening Mayor McCaskrin, One will be kept at the Burti
box office, one will be at the Illinoi
hnv nfficp and (he nthpr fit (he Mnline
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ISiaiHl SOIillieill. II Will UUOW OOUl Uie I luiciuciua, 1'"" ,t,ont, h..( r.tv Thn firio will
oluv- rA'nlc Winn- Ji.-tnnrtA lvml nn,l I It 191 nnTiniiinn n a a itronoroil monu I
the Rock Island Southern can handle showing the proposed subdivision of . . . , lprt' hnw
i lie ijiisiiifss iii vt'ii nine extra r.v n c vi. i-uu idi-iui j uiaiuci, ia i-im
pense iiuijuiory to properiy assessing uie
Mr. JIanley says he has been as-1 property for the southwest storm drain
sured that three great coal mines will land that these blue prints will be
be opened in the coal belt north of ready to submit to the council next
Viola immediately upon the entrance j Monday
of the Rock Island Southern into thatlsented a communication showing that
territory. Each mine Is to have an j several large institutions are seeking
output of l.OiM) tons per day to start I locations in this city. The communica-
with. and this will be increased toltions were from the Pont lac Buggy
been received here, and it is certain
that Rock Island will be well repre
sented among those who hear the fa
T?(irlr ft:in1 nnnnle Mn hova li o
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rvriiui. l ikKr iiiuoi tllo ijii- a1i . m i . 4i
, . . uiuiue ui jio goou seais as mere are in
the house at the Illinois theater box
company of Wisconsin, the Bradford
Mr. Hanley estimates that with its I Car & Manufacturing company of Brad
northern extension in operation the
Rock Island Southern will earn not
less than $:;.0im per day.
Srrk Kiuht Through Moline.
ford. 111., and from a Chicago agency
seeking to locate two large factories.
The statements made in the communi
cations indicate that all of these in
Before undertaking the construction I dustries are important ones, and would
of an interurban line from Moline to I prove to be desirable additions to Rock
Silvis the Tri-City Railway & Light Island's factory districts, if they could
company desires to secure a right of I be secured. They were referred to the
way entirely through Moline. Accord I industrial committee of the council for
ing to President J. F. Porter the com- investigation. It was suggested that
pany plans to build a line from Carbon matters of this character should be
Cliff through Moline to Twenty-sev- turned over to the industrial commis-
enth street on the present East Moline I sion, but the mayor held that thecoun-
interurban line and here would turn tolcil committee was competent to take
Fifth avenue and run east to Twenty-1 care of the communications.
service and equipment, particularly on
the Elm street line, and gave notice
that he will request the passage of an
ordinance exempting passengers re
quired to stand from paying fare; urg
ing that letter carriers should be al
lowed to ride without charge on the
street cars; urging action on the ordi
nances creating a building inspector
and an electric inspector, and advocat
ing a number of other things.
The message was referred to a meet
ing of the committee of the whole to
be held Wednesday evening, when the
various points will be taken up one by
third street, .where it would again use
the Blue line tracks to Fifteenth
street, and from this ioint run straight
west (in Fifth avenue to First street.
Moline. and meet the blue line.
rineentli street and urth avenue
would be the junction for all the lines
running south of the railroad tracks.
Providing the right of way on Fifth
avenue and a franchise from the coun
cil can be secured. In this event the
company will commence construction
work on Fifth avenue as soon as the
weather will permit.
The Right Name.
August Sherpe, the popular overseer
of the ioor, at Fort Madison, Iowa,
says: "Dr. King's New Life Pills are
rightly named; they act more agreeab-
VflOK the Oral inn nor.
The question of adopting the Shang
hai T-rail for the Tri-City Railway
company's tracks in this city was set
tled last evening when Mayor McCask
rin presented a veto to the amendment
to the company's franchise ordinance
recently passed by the council. The
major held that such an amendment
might affect the legal status of the
rights of the city under the company's
franchise. As the ordinance passed by
a majority too small to allow its pas
sage over the mayor's veto, no action
was taken. Whether a new ordinance
will be drawn up is not known.
Tlmr to Quit It.
Without a smile and seemingly in
earnest, the mayor again nominated
DECIDE ON THE
BRICK TO BE USED
Directors of Safety Deposit Company
Determine on Building Material
Contract With Architect.
ly. do more good and make one feel John P. Sexton for city marshal, and
better than any other laxative." Guar
anteed to cure biliousness and consti
pation. 25c at W. F. Ilartz's drug
In Rock Island
Is now offering to SUBSCRIBERS its NINETY NINTH SERIES of
STOCK. Through good times and bad, in TWENTY-SIX YEARS, this
stock has never earned less than 7 PER CENT. It has averaged MORE.
START the NEW YEAR RIGHT and carry your savings in this
TIME TRIED INSTITUTION.
THE ROCK ISLAND MUTUAL BUILD
ING, L0AN&SAVINGS ASSOCIATION
ALL FUNDS LOANED AT HOME.
Call for Statements and Prospectus.
E. H. GUYER, Secretary,
State Bank Building.
asked his confirmation. Alderman I
Oberg was on his feet at once, and
asked: "Ain't it about time to quit
that?" The mayor still did not smile,
I but every one else present laughed,
and when the vote was taken it stood
9 to 3 against confirmation. Alderman
Oberg refusing to vote on the nomina-
At a meeting of the directors of the
Rock Island Safety Deposit company
last evening at the secretary's office
the directors entered into a formal
contract with O. Z. Cervin as architect
to furnish the plans and superintend
the construction of the proposed office
building which the company will erect
at fc.igr.teentn street and 'ihird ave
fhe board continued the discussion
and selection of building materials.
and determined on the Barr brick
made at Streator, 111., for the first story
of the building, and a light buff brick
made at Brazil, Ind., for the five up
per stories. Marble, finishing woods,
and fire proof materials were discussed
during the remainder of the evening.
Plans for the building are progressing
lion, and Aldermen Dauber. Lawler.and ,-apidly.and the directors are disposing
of the preliminary details as fast as
possible in order that the work mav
OF ROCK ISLAND HOUSE
I Wilson voted in favor of confirmation
Miss Dina RamseT was nominated as
l . i i : .. : l. . I
ponce inaiiuu, uui as iiu piuviiuu iin,e commenced in the spring.
oeen matte ior me salary oi sucn au
official, and there is no suitable office le ACCICTAMT MXMXPCD
- r "wwiwirtlll llinimULIl
1UUU1 1U1 cl IJUIILC lliUllUIl 111 lilt: lllj
hall building at the present time, the
communication was received, and it
was declared bv a unanimous vote to George F. Martin Promoted from Chief
be the sense of the council that pro- Clerk in Charge of Well Known
visinn for a nolicp matron be made in I Hotel
th npxt nnniini nnnronriation ordic-
ance. The aldermen were unanimous "w "-""" ji "e
in their annroval of the establishment. ,iarPer antl Iiock Island houses, has
of a police matron, and in approving appointed George F. Martin, assistant
iho Qr.r,in(ninf as a worthy one but ""l"dser le latier nosteiry, In
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ff1t that under the circumstances itr-""sc "l iioiihe. ir. ftiar-
L-n imnnsBihio to confirm the an- tin who is the well known, popular.
pointment s e cn,er "ierK, wtll devote
vn( More rnrn. I a,lfu"uu cmeuy 10 uie resiaurani
. I on3 itofn n-Ktik : . ,.:n l . i : : . .
A resolution offered by Alderman c -
Wilson was adopted, instructing the cv"
.. . .. . Dartmpnt nas hppn in (ho nnct tintti tn
city attorney to notify tne i ri-uity itau- - - - '
way comnany to run its cars on the ne traveling puonc and locally speak-
Watch Tower line according to ordin-
Mr. Martin has had abundant ex
in the hotel business and
V, . 1.1 i . r i i ,
the ordinance requires a car every 15 B""u,u u access oi ins auvanceu
. I fl lit IOC
minutes, while at present only hair .
hour trips are made. It has been sug- .Ge ,Rf e11 s promoted from
gested that a short line trip out as far ,f , cf . Z J ,
as the center station be inaugurated. Mnd. Like Mr Martin, he has been
County Judge Will be Chosen to
Is Up to the County Central Commit
tees to Make the Nominations.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 8. (Special.)
Governor Deneen issued a proclama
tion today calling a special election on
April 2 in Rock Islan,d county for conn
ty judge to fill the vacancy caused, by
the death of Judge E. E. Parmenter.
Committee Muxt Nominate.
Attorney General Stead has given an
opinion that in cases of this kind.
where a vacancy exists and a special
election is called, the central control
ling committees of the various parties
must make the nomination of the can
didates. In view of the difference of
opinion among some the republican
candidates and members of the repub
lican county committee, State's Attor
ney Scott was asked for an opinion on
the matter. He held that the commit
tee is required to nominate, and his
opinion is sustained by the attorney
general. Some of the candidates were
of the opinion that under the primary
law the committee might either make
the nomination or leave the nomination
to the primary election. The attorney
general says in answer to Mr. Scott's
inquiry, "such nominations must be
made by the county central committee
of the respective parties."
R. G. Crawford of Sterling, is a visit
or in this city.
D. X. Olson of Galesburg, is in the
city for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wilson of Du-
luth. Minn., are spending a few days
in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. P. McDonald of Cedar
Rapids, were in the city yesterday vis-
Harry S. Richards, manager of the
"Arizona" theatrical company, was in
the city yesterday.
Miss Grace R. Hall has returned to
Chicago after spending the holidays at
her home in the city.
j. W. Otto of Crawfordsville, Ind..
s spending a few days in the city and
s stopping at the Harper house.
Thomas Arnold of Wichita, Kan..
formerly of this city, is in the city and
s stopping at the Harper house.
G. C. Cochlan. traveling freight
agent of the Lackawanna Grand Trunk
railway, called on railroad officials of
his city today.
E. E. Hammer, Christian Beuhler,;
and C. H. Hammond of Peoria, are
spending a few days in the city and
are making their headquarters at the
Mrs. Bruce Taylor has returned to
her home in Eldon, Iowa, after spend
ing the holidays with relatives in the
ity. Mr. Taylor, who was also here.
returned home last week. Mr. and Mrs.
Taylor will soon move to a farm near
Consvilt Us On Your
Private Money Affairs.
If you were in need of money and knew of a place where
you could get it at a reasonab'e cost, in a strictly private
way and through an honorable and legitimate source, you
wouldn't hesitate a minute but go there direct. Wouldn't
you? Now if we can convince you that you ought to come
here for your money because of the above and other good
reasons you'll do so. Won't you? All we ask then, is a
j ture, pianos, horses wagons, etc., without ricnoval. We
make no charge for papers, give the full amount of the
loan in cash and will arrrangc payments in easy install
ments to suit. Let us hear from you, we'll serve you
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mlteliell &. I.rotle Itlok, Itoout 38. HOCK ISI-AMJ, IM
Dfllce bourn 8 a. m. lo p. in. and Saturday rt eoinica. Trlrpnoaa West
514. New Telephone OOll.
The thoughtful and wise know
that satisfaction is a thing they
cannot buy. We desire to teli the
wise and convince the unwise
that satisfaction goes with every
job of plumbing we do.
112 W. Seventeenth Street
L. D. MUDGE,
II. U. SIMMON,
For a moment and consider how much better it
would be if you only owed at one place.
If you have several little accounts outstanding
would it not be better for you to come to us and
get the money to p'ay them all off?
$1.20 is a weekly payment on a $30 loan for 50
weeks. O.her amounts In proportion.
We can arrange your payments any size to
suit you, oa either a weekly or monthly plan.
Come in and talk it over with .us and let us
explain our easy terms of loaning money on fur-'
niture, pianos, fixtures, horses and vehicles.
If you cannot call at our office fill out the fol
lowing blank, mail it to us, and our agent will
call at your house and talk it over with you. It
costs you nothing to learn our methods.
- Wife's name
Open Saturday Evenings.
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.,
Room 10, 219J Brady St Over W. L. Douglas Shoe Store.
Old Phone (north) 2425. Davenport, Iowa.
This would probably provide sufficient
accommodations for the passengers
who now complain of the service.
IuM InMtall Standplnon.
A report was submitted by II. K.
Collnis of an inspection of the Cramp
ton building, now used by the. Elite
theater, showing the building to be
safe in every respect in its construc
tion. It developed that neither the
Elite nor the Crystal vaudeville houses
are equipped with the required stand
pipe for fire protection, and the chief
of the fire department was instructed
to notify the managers of the two thea
ters to have the standpipes installed.
To Pave Sixth Avenue.
In a resolution offered by Alderman
Benson, the" board of local improve
ments' was instructed to prepare an
ordinance providing for the paving of
Sixth avenue, from Twentieth to Twenty-first
streets and from Twenty-second
to Twenty-sixth streets, with asphalt.
A resolution offered by Alderman
Trenkenschuh instructed the ordinance
committee to report an amendment to
the rules increasing the number of the
members of the finance committee from
three to seven, one from each ward.
The mayor during the evening pre
sented a lengthy message, in which he
recommended a revision of the water
rates; objected to a modification of the
telephone franchise ordinances as re
quested ; suggested a revision of the
gas and electric light rates to provide
dollar gas; demanded better street car.
with the house for many
Women's Fine Shoes Bargain Prices.
We are going to remodel the entire
department devoted to ladies shoes
next week, and have laid out every
pair of shoes, which are of broken
lines (all this season's shoes) and
made the price of $2.00.. $2.48 and $2.83
on these $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 shoes.
Find your, size and get the biggest bar
gain ever offered. THE BOSTON.
Doctors Gave Me But 3 Days to Live.
Father John's Medicine made me
well. (Signed) Mary A. E. Reynolds,
2410 117th street, Chicago, 111. Not a
patent medicine. " Father John's Medi
cine is for sale by T. H. Thomas.
A Jamaican Lady Speaks Highly of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Mrs. Michael Hart, wife of the super
intendent of Cart Service at Kingston,
Jamaica, West Indies islands, says that
she has for some years used Cham
berlain's Cough . Remedy for coughs,
croup and whooping cough, and has
found it very. beneficial. She has im
plicit confidence in It and would not be
without a bottle of it in- her home. Sold
by all leading druggists.
How much of your life is spent try
ing to get well. It requires but a
month or less to put the average man
or woman on their feet with Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea
or Tablets. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
fSnr-lptv news, written or telenhoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be cladly received and published. Hut
in either case the Identity of the sender
must be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear sig
nature and aadress.j
Ruth's Mission Band. Ruth's Mis
sion band will meet tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock with Mrs. A. D. Sper-
ry, 1009 Twenty-first street. Tea will
be served at 5 o'clock.
Music Students' Club. The Music
Students' club met yesterday afternoon
with Mrs. Louis A, lie ciaire, lull rjasi
Twelfth street, Davenport. The pro
gram was taken from modern English
composers. The vocal numbers were
given by Miss Ada Entrikin of Moline
and Mrs. R. II. Nott, and the piano
numbers by Mrs. J. H. Whitaker. Mrs.
I -A. Le Claire, and Miss Mary Wright.
The next program will be a miscella
neous one and will be given by Mrs.
T. B. Reidy, Miss HuW?r, Mrs. Star
buck, Mrs. Middleton, Mrs. Griggs, Mrs.
Gobble. Mrs. Matthey, Mrs. Nott, and
Burke-Bruner. The marriage of Miss
Mary Virginia Bruner, daughter of Mrs.
Mary Bruner, 917 Eleventh street, to John
A. Burke took place this morning at 8
o'clock at St. Mary's church,
Fa.ther Adolph Geyer officiating.
The attendants were Miss Rosa
Schatz and Louis Burke. Following
the ceremony a reception and dinjier
was given at the bride's home. Mr.
Burke Is employed by the Bartlett Cof
fee company. He and his bride will
make their home on Twenty-ninth
Ohmert Celene. Miss Lillian Victo
ria Celene, daughter of Mrs. Sarah M.
Celene, 4215 Seventh avenue, and Win-
field LeRoy Ohmert of this city
were quietly married Saturday, Dec.
22 near Dubuque, Iowa, and have just
returned to the city. Mr. Ohmert is a
member of the faculty of Augustana
business college, and he and his bride
will be at home after this week at 4115
Haviland Cinch Club. Mrs. A. Weh-
CENTRAL TRUST (AND SAVINGS RANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW. .
Capital Stock, flOO.OOO. Four IVr Cent Interent 1'alil oa IlepOalfa.
C. J. Larkin,
J. J. LaVelle,
II. E. Casteel.
L. D. Mudge,
II. D. Mack.
M. S. Hiagy,
II. 11. Simmon,
II. U. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Kohinson,
E. D. Sweeney,
II. W. Treann,1
Estates and property of :ill kinds .-ire tnuti.ifreil hy tliN department,
which is kept entirely scparati' from the bunking business f the com- '
pany. We act ns executor of .uul trustees under Wills, Adnilnlxlrator,
tiuardi.m ami Conservator of Kstntes. ,
Receiver and As.sirrice of Insolvent Kwtates. CJcneral Financial
Agent for Non-K-sideiits, Women Invalids, ami others.
Elegance in Wall Paper
Like distinction of carriage and de
portment In huaians, appeals to the
artistic eye. There's a ct rtain sub
tle "something" in paiers we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to nee and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find our goods
priced very low.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.
419 Seventeenth Street
ling entertained the Haviland Cinch
club at her heme on Eleventh avenue.
Mrs. A. Wehling took first prize. Mrs.
J. Furlong second prize, Mrs. C. Mar
tin consolation, and Mrs. G. Hayes,
booby. The club will meet Jan. 17,
with Mrs. C. Martin, 1031 Fourteenth
street. The hostess received a pretty
piece of Haviland china.
Notice is hereby given that the paint
ing and wall paper firm heretofore ex
isting between J. H. Weinberger and
A. E. Gardner, under the firm name of
Weinberger & Gardner, has been dis
solved by mutual consent. J. II. Wein
berger will continue to conduct said
business and will pay all debts and
collect all outstanding accounts.
J. H. WEINBERGER,
A. E. GARDNER.
Ill the news all the time The Argus.
Harmless Wreck In South.
Augusta, (la., Jan. 8. A passenger
train on the Georgia railroad was
wrecked this morning near Barrett.
Several cars turned over, but only one
person was injured.
Dangers of a Cold and How to Avoid
More fatalities have their origin in
or result from a cold than from any
other cause. This fact should make
people more careful as there is no
danger whatever from a cold when it Is
properly treated in the beginning. For
many years Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy has been recognized as the roost
prompt and effectual medicine in use
for this disease. It acts on nature's
plan, loosens the cough, relieves the
lungs, opens the secretions and aids
nature in restoring the system to a
healthy condition. Sold by all leading
The Cough of
Your doctor will tell you that fresh
air and good food are the real cures
for consumption. But often the
cough is very hard. Hence, we
suggest that you ask your doctor
about Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
W pabflah tti rbrnalM .CinrCt-i
mil our prpftrtloii,. Zjawo.Ma
ef (! our prpftrtloii,, Loi