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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1907.
Reported Colonel Blunt Will
Soon be Assigned to Spring
NOTHING OFFICIAL AS YET
But Change is Not Unlikely When
, Commandant of Eastern Post
Retires in August.
Rumors that Colonel Stanhope E.
Blunt will soon leave command of
Rock Island arsenal to take charge of
the arsenal at Springfield. Mass., have
been prevalent for some time. Within
the last few days the assignment here
of Major E. B. Babbitt, late of the
Philippines, appears to have given such
reports a new impetus, it being toli
his removal to a new post would not
"If I am to leave Rock Island ar
senal," said Colonel Blunt. "I will not
officially be informed of the fact till
two or three months before the change
is to take place. Until the orders are
promulgated there is absolutely noth
ing certain as to ir.y removal from here
or where my next assignment shall be.'
The present commandant came to
Rock Island as captain, and during tht
10 years he has been here has been
promoted In turn to major, lieutenant
colonel, and colonel. His removal to
a new field will be greatly regretted
in. the three cities, for he has shown
unusual public spirit and his adminis
tration of office has been praiseworthy
and popular. He has, so fas as i?
proper, sliown a disposition to work
with the three cities for the benefit of
the manufacturing plant tinder hi
charge. At the same time he has cut
the red rape of his position to the min
Imum. There has been some troubl
over labor affairs at trie arsenal, but
Colonel Blunt has in all instances been
sustained by the war department a
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rio.-k Islam! Arsenal, Who May Leave Here
lurng I'rt-sent Year.
about that Major Babbitt had come to
eventually succeed to command of thj
Colonel Blunt, when interviewed on
the subject today by The Argus, stated
he had no official knowledge of any
coming change, and that if one does take
place, it will probably not be till August.
At that time Colonel Phipps, who is
now. in command at Springfield, will
reach the age limit and will be retired
according to law. This will probably
necessitate a shifting of commandant.
at several places. Colonel Blunt,
it is understood, being one of
the senior officers of the
corps, is one of those in line for the
Springfield, place, and the fact that ha
has obtained experience here that
would be valuable to him as command
ant of the larger arsenal would seem
to place him in position for preferment.
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Colonel Blunt in August will have
been in charge at Rock Island for a
period of ten and one-half years, an
unusually long assignment, and a term
of more than twice the length of any
other commandant excepting General
Flagler. This Is another reason why
keeping entirely within the line of
duty as laid down by the regulations.
I tank ril to Coinraunlant.
Major Babbitt, who has come to take
the place left vacant by the departure
of Colonel Baker, assigned to San An
tonio, has just completed a three-years'
tour of duty in the Philippines. He
takes the place of senior officer rank
ing nxt to the commandant. His as
signment here is understood to have
nothing to do with possible future
changes. However, his coming effect
ually puts an end to a report that an
other officer at Rock Island was to be
promoted to command in the event of
Colonel Blunt leaving, for Colonel Bab
bitt, being ranking officer, would be
given preference. It has been reported
that Colonel Russell might be brought
here from Washington, but this is not
considered probable by those in posi
tion to make predictions.
Afternoon Recital. Mrs. H. B. Hub
bard yesterday afternoon entertained
at an afternoon recital at ber home.
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1014 Twenty-first street. The program
was given by the Misses Lois and Mar
ian Hubbard, who are the piano pupils
of Miss Etta Gabbert of Davenport,
and they were assisted bt Miss Fran
;es Rhoades, violinist. The young peo
ple gave . their entire program from
memory and acquitted themselves in a
most creditable manner. Following is
"Ne-bucadnezer," overture G. Verdi
Lois and Marian Hubbard.
Valse Theodore Lack
(d) "Meditation" t J. Raff
(b) "Scherzino" M. Moszkowski
(a) "Polish Dance" X. Scharwenka
(b) "Maschka". . .Eric Meyer Helmund
c) "Solfegietto" Ph. Emanuel Baca
(a) "Flying Leaves" F. W. Hall
(b) "Burlesque" Ed Poldini
(c) "The Jumping Rabbit". . .Seeboeck
Marian Hubbard. I
(a) "Brownies Festival" Seeboeck
(b) "The Butterfly" C. Lavallee
"Alita" (Wild Flower) F. IT. Losey
"Witches' Dance" MacDowell
As the clock strikes 12 the Brownies
appear; as u striKes l iney disappear
in haste and confusion.
Music Students' Club. Mrs. T. O
Swiney was hostess to the Music Stu
dents' club yesterday afternoon at u
miscellaneous meeting at the home of
her mother, Mrs. J. P. Van Patten,
Twelfth and Ripley streets, Davenport.
The program was followed by a course
luncheon. Following is the program
that was given:
Piano duet "Tanzwelsen," Austrian '
Miss Huber and Mrs. Priester.
Vocal, "Good Bye, Sweet Day"
Mrs. R. H. Xott.
Vocal, (a) "Es Schrie Ein ogel T. . .
(b) "Licht" Sinding
Mrs. Henry Matthey.
Piano "Air de Ballet" Chaminade
Mrs. W. D. Middleton.
Vocal, "Spring Song" Becker
Mrs. Henry Vollmer.
Piano, "Ballad" Mrs. Beach
Mrs. S. B. Lafferty.
Vocal, Song Cycle, "April Heart ...
Mrs. Amalie Schmidt-Gobble.
Piano, "Capriccro" Lonso
Mrs. A. M. Griggs.
LANDS IT AT LAST
John P. Sexton Finally Con
firmed as Chief of
ALDERMEN WHO SWITCHED
Mayor McCaskrin's First, Last
Only Choice is Ratified by
After having for the greatsr part of
the second year of Mayor McCaskrin's
term at frequent periods refused con
firmation of John P. Sexton as city
marshal, otherwise chief of police, the
city council last evening by a vote of
to G, confirmed Mr. Sexton, the may
or having again presented the nomina
tion. The surprise to the uninitiated
was in the vote of Aldermen Trenken
schuh and Brooks, the latter particu
larly having firmly been opposed to
the confirmation of Mr. Sexton hereto
fore. The vote has varied slightly at
different times, but always has been
with the majority refusing confirma
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JOHN' P. SEXTOX,
Mayor f.OaskriIl'M Kxelusiv Clioico for
Chief of Police Finally Confirm
ed by the Council.
Celebrate Feast Day. The sisters
and pupils of the Villa de Chantal last
evening gave an entertainment at the
ilia in honor of Mother Agnes' feast
day. The first part of the program
was a short drama, "Snow White."
given by the pupils, and a butterfly
dance given by three girls, both being
ery prettily performed. The second
part was a "Darktown Social," a min
The cast of "Snow White" was made
up as follows:
now White Miss Edna Zumbeal
Queen Miss L,ida L,auderlack
Dwarfs Misses Amy
Buckley. Marie Purcell, May Uoss
Prince Miss Helen Spencer
Those who performed the Butterfly-
dance were Misses Dorothy is. bimp-
son, Jaunita Willard. and Marie Kane.
Those who took part in the "Dark-
town Social" minstrels were:
Interlocutor Perry Winkle, Miss
Mary K. Simpson.
End Men Sambo I'pportone, Miss Lu-
11a Jones; Rufus Plink, Miss Margaret
Other Members of Troupe Robecc:i
larmony. Miss llessle Moss; Oeorge
Washington Vocal Corns, Miss badie
illon; Jeremima Solemnity, Miss Mary
Wall; Snowball Noisy, Miss Kln:i
Burke; Jackson Gunner Bosey, Miss
Florence Holbrook; Eliza Jane Shouter,
Miss Irme Beacom; Rastus i-benezer
Plunk, Miss Marie Blackburn; Angelina
Lowvoice, Miss Emily Boylston.
Winners of cake in cake walk, couple
No. 5. Miss Margaret Durnin and Miss
Emily Boylston. T
Miss Elizabeth Craig composed
and delivered an address com
plimentary to Mother Agnes. After the
entertainment an orchestra furnished
music, and there was dancing, refresh-j
ments being served between the dances.
Surprise Party. A company of
friends surprised Earl Tracy at hi3
home, 1304 Fourth avenue, last eve-
Ing. Music and games helped pass
the evening with the prizes going to
Blanche French, Earl Tracy, and Jake
Wollenhaupt, and the booby to Flor
ence Nye. Supper was served by Ina
racy , and Goldie Edwards. Those
present were: Blanche French, Anna
Gotz, Anna Callaham, Florence Nye,
Goldie Edwards, Fay Andrews, Ina
Tracy, Joe Johnson, Jake Wollen
haupt, Ray Davis, Gus Anderson, Louis
Brundell. Stephen Gilliam, Earl Tracy,
Birthday Party. Miss Elizabeth
Schultz entertained a party of tri-city
friends at her home last evening in
honor of Miss Mae Kendrid, the occa
sion being her birthday anniversary.
Progressive cinch was played and af
ter the games refreshments were
served by the hostess. Several vocal
numbers were rendered by Fred Carl
son and Ernest Thomas. .
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tion. The vote favoring the confirma
tion last evening was cast by Alder
men Brooks. Trenkenschuh, Wilson
Lawler, Pratt, Smith, and Dauber
Those continuing to vote against the
confirmation were Ahlermen B'ochling
er. Eckhart. Benson, Oberg, Robbins,
OeetiMion for Ilcii.MMion.
The reason for the change of face
of the council on the proposition is
difficult of solution, but many conjec
tures are made, involving different
phases and combinations fn the coming
municipal campaign. At all events i:
will be interesting to know the true in
wardness of the situation as time un
ravels and reveals it. It is almost
needless to state that the result of last
night's proceedings has been the sub
ject of general comment today, and no
little surprise is expressed, notwith
standing that yesterday rumors were
afloat of the perfection of a combina
tion that landed Sexton in the office
he has coveted so long, and there are
those who have been heard to say that
the aldermen who have switched in
their position at the tail end of Mayor
McCaskrin's administration have eith
er been very unjust to Sexton for
many months or are very unjust to the
people now, and this being the case
they owe an explanation both to Sex
ton and to the people.
Srxton Sa- He I Surprlsei!. Too.
As far as ex-Alderman Sexton, the
new chief, is concerned, he professes
as much surprise as anyone over his
confirmation. He declared this morn
ing that he had long since given up
being confirmed by the present council
and that he had not solicited a single
one of the aldermanic votes that he re
ceived last night. He stated to an Ar
gus representative that he had several
months ago tendered his resignation to
Mayor McCaskrin in good faith, which
document, it. will be remembered, was
presented to the council two weeks
ago, without action. The confirmation
of last evening. Mr. Sexton insisted,
was spontaneous and unexpected.
An to Ilnek I'ny.
The subject of back pay for the in
cumbent of the office has been a sub
ject of discussion today and many in
quiries have been made as to whether
or not the chief, now that he has been
confirmed, is entitled to it. Mr. Sex
ton, himself, simply said that the may
or had appointed him from month to
Appointed Kljtht Time.
Mayor McCaskrin first made the ap
pointment of Sexton April 4, 1900 last,
after a year had passed without a
chief of police, and in all the appoint
ment was presented to the council
eight times, including last evening.
The vote for Sexton varied at times
from three to five, Aldermen Dauber,
Lawler and Wilson throughout voting
in favor of the confirmation. The ap
pointment was made at the council
meetings April 4, April 9, April 16.
June 4, Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Jan. 14, and
,The first year of the McCaskrin ad
ministration, it will be remembered,
passed without a chief of police, it be
ing then asserted that the mayor was
awaiting the expiration of Alderman
Sexton's term in the council before
naming him. The latter all along
and up to the time he was nam
ed, denied that he was a candidate for
the office, although he made no bones
about the mayor's personal obligations
to him, for which however, he
declared he wanted and eiiected
no political recompense. Mr. Sex
ton reiterated today that while he
had done McCaskrin manv a eood turn
he had never supported him with his '
vote and never would as long as there ,
was a democrat in tne neia lor the of-
fice for which he aspired.
Well Wntrr Inflt for I nc.
Aside from the action on the ap
pointment by the mayor, there were few
important matters considered, and the
session was a brief one. The mayor
read a report of Dr. J. F. Myers, health
commissioner, in relation to the condi
tion of the wells on property on First
street, south of Fifth avenue for two
blocks. The health commissioner re
ported that the water is unfit for us?.
and that had it been possible to se
cure city water, he should have con
demned all wells, while as it was he
did not condemn one. Typhoid fever
has existed in this territory since Octo
ber, and there have been 12 cases, and
one death resulting. The condition of
the water supply was determined by
the analysis of the chemists at the
state water survey at Urbana.
The extension of the water mains in
these two blocks was recommended by
Dr. Myers, and the council instructed
the superintendent of the waterworks
and the waterworks committee to lay
the necessary pipe.
Will ConHldrr Plata.
The council adjourned to Saturday
afternoon to consider various plats of
new additions, and other matters pend
ing. Plats of J. B. Winter's Ninth
street addition, and G. E. Blakesloy's
addition, were received last evening,
and referred to the street and alley
eommiltee. The committee reported
on the plat submitted at the last meet
ing, of the west end factory district.
and recommended that when the judg
ment against the property in the No. -1
drainage district is vacated the plat hi
accepted. The trustee of the property.
F. G. Young, when the plat was submit
ted, requested that it be not acted upon
until after the judgment Tias been va
cated in accordance with the resolution
of the council some time ago.
Telephone Coinp.-my Iteportx.
The Union Electric Telephone com
pany made a report for the year from
Jan. 1, 1906, to Jan. 1, 1907. of its rev
enues, giving the total receipts as $20,.
243.07. The report was referred to the
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! COURT SEVERS THE BONDS
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
J. C. Simpson of Galesburg, was in
the city today.
Dr. E. M. Sala is reported to be
somewhat improved today.
E. F. Dorn left yesterday for New
York City, where he will spend several
H. K. Mack, who underwent an oper
ation a few weeks ago, is improvin
A. M. Bruner, state railroad Y. M. C.
A. secretary, was in the city today from
William Emig left last evening for
different points in the east to spend
Judge H. C. Ward of Whiteside coun
ty was in the city today to preside in
the county court.
J. H. Trimble has left for Missis
sippi in the interests of the Southern
Pine Lumber company.
William Tool, electrician of the Bur
lington in this city, left today for Chi
cago to spend the week.
Fred B. Peterson of Billings, Mont.,
is visiting at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson.
August Marks has left the city to
enter a naval training school. He ex
pects to enter the navy in the near
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Brown of
this city will leave in a few days for
Batavia, 111., where they will make
Commander E. H. Buck of the G. A.
R., has returned from Decatur, where
he attended the meeting of the council
of administration, which set the date
of the annual encampment at Decatur
as May 21 to 23.
MAKES ICE CUTTING POSSIBLE
Cold Weather, if Continued, Will Re
sult in a Good Harvest.
The drop of the temperature the last
few days has resulted in an increase of
several inches in the thickness of the
ice both on Rock river and the Sylvan
channel. The ice is now over eight
inches thick, and the ice dealers are
preparing to begin cutting again to
morrow. The Union Ice & Coal com
pany will put a crew of men to work
on Rock river, and when the field has
been cut there, will start filling the
ice houses above Moline. Other deal
ers will also begin cutting tomorrow or
Thursday, and a fair harvest is expect
ed is the weather continues cold.
Property to Widow.
The will of the late Dietrich Muen-
ster of this city was admitted to pro
bate in the county court today by
Judge H. C. Ward, who presided. The
instrument, dated March 15, 1902.
leaves all the property to the wife,
Mrs. Catherine Muenster, who is nam
ed as the executor.
Divorced for the third and last time, not from my wife but from
my money, which is worse. From now on I quit all my bad habits, turn
over a new leaf and pay all my attention to the spot that cuts every
body's prices square in two. Don't laugh now for I am here to show
you. JONES, the meanest man in our old town. But not In Daven
port. What kind of business is he In? Everything! Is that so7 Has
he been here long? Yes; over twenty years, I think. They say hit
money never runs out, when it comes to buying your household goods.
Household goods sold on payments. Also loans made on household
goods, pianos, diamonds, jewelry, guns, bikes, musical instruments,
hardware, clothing, furs, silks, horses, wagons, buggies. Small' loans
on houses and lots, say from $25 to $3C0 and payments to suit. We
make a specialty of exchanging your old stove for a new or second
hand one. Come and get your pick out of 200 stoves, ranges, and
heaters, all guaranteed. Now then, if you den't like to come into my
store just call me up by phone as we have both, and -order me around
to suit yourself. It will be ail right with Johnny. All things are pri
vate. Household goods sold on payments. Open every evening. Good
prices paid for old gold and silver.
Will buy notes and mortgages. Once more on the stove business
if you can't make a better trade or buy the same stove cheaper from
me than any other place in the three cities then cut me off your list.
Goods sold on commissicn. Household good3 stored. Remember, I
don't bar anybody out of my store, so good by. I wish you all well.
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DELAY IN MAIL PROGRAM
Objections of Rural Route Patrons to
Proposed Changes Are Taken Up.
Washington dispatches say that the
petition of the people living on the
rural mail route from Taylor Ridge to
Illinois City have presented objections
to the arrangement by which a new
service was to have gone into effect as
part of the plan to reach all parts of
the county Feb. 1, has obtained the ear
of the postal department and a delay
in putting the program into effect has
been granted. There will be no change
in the district affected till another trip
through the country has been made by
an inspector who will endeavor to
meet the wishes of all patrons.
The house has finally passed the bill
to reimburse S2 employes, at Rock Is
land arsenal to the extent of J1.2C3
for clothing and other property lost in
the storehouse fire three years ago.
MORTON MARKS COMES HERE
Davenport Firm Prepared to Do Bus
iness in Rock Island.
The Morton L. Marks, company of
I)avonjMrt, lias filed a certificate of In
corporation in Illinois with headquar
ters at Rock Island, with the secretary
of state at. Springfield. The capital
in Iowa is $15t,0n) and that in Illinois
Inquiry as to Sanity.
Judge, H. C. Ward this afternoon is
conducting an inquiry at St. Anthony's
hospital as to the sanity of Miss Mari
etta Marshall, a patient.
The medicine that sets
The remedy on which
The prescription all your friends are
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Master Concludes Hearing.
Master in Chancery B. D. Connelly
today completed the hearing of the
case of Sarah L. Weaver against
George W. Weaver and others on the
bill for separate maintenance, and his
findings have been made, preparatory
to submitting them to the circuit court.
The case involves considerable land
To Cure a Cold in One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it fails to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature la on
each box. 23 cents.
Go With the Crowd.
Thousands have read the Red Ths
hand bills. Thousands read of the
Red Tag sale in the newspapers. The
cold wave is booming the Rod Tag
sale. Hundreds of thrifty buyers will
save dollars. Everything (in Mosen
felder & Sons', Rock Island's greatest
I clothing store e ntire building, yellow
front) everything cut; eterything
bears a red tag with former price and
Red Tag sale price. The great e.st un
derwear sale in years. All $1.50 under
wear, J1.2S; all $1.00 underwear, 79c;
all 5oc underwear, 3Sc. Shirt bale, any
$1.50 shirt, $1.15: any $1.00 shirt, 79c;
50c shirts. P.5c. All gloves at Red Tag
prices; trousers at Red Tag prices;
children's overcoats and suits one
fourth off regular prices, $14.75 for
men's $22 and $21 overcoats, $9.75 for
$13 overcoats. $(1.50 for $10 overcoats,
$4.75 for $G.50 overcoats. Everything
in the store at Red Tag prices see
ad page S. Go with the crowd to the
Rod Tag sale. Look for the yellow
front, entire building, Mosonfelder &
Sons, Rock Island's greatest clothing
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