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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. 31 AY 1. 1907.
FOR A GREATER ROCK ISLAND
MEN ARE SELECTED
R, before the
next wtek to
H. Duck oi
To Compose Commission
Determine Type of Great
er Rock Island
IN THE ARGUS ART CONTEST
Civic, Commercial, Industrial and Edu
cational Bodies of City Represented.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the soeiety editor of The ArRiis, will
ho K'.'"lly received iind published. But
In either case the Identity of the sender
must he made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature) and address.
The Argils today completed l he se
lection of tho commission thai Is to
determine the coridii ions of the con
test and 'award the prizes, for a liut'
that will he representative of Create;
Hock Island, in accordance with the
purpose heretofore announced by Tito
fouiMHltiiii of I aiiiiiitissifiii.
Tile commission is composed of the
Mayor H. C. Schaffer.
Secretary Mayer Levi of the Rock Is
land Industrial commission.
President F. T. Myers of the Rock
Island Business Men's association.
President G. L. Eyster of the Rock
Architect G. P. Stauduhar.
Professor Olof Grafstrom, chair of
art, Augustana college.
The contest, as is known, wiil be
open to all. adults as well as pupils in
the schools bein permitted to present
The prizes are $1" for I Ik
design. $." for the second
$-.5n for the third.
TWO OUT FOR BUCK'S PLACE
Pontiac and Pittsfield Men Wish t?
Head Illinois G. A. R.
A. C. Matthews of Pitislield ami (I.
F. Avery of Pontiac have atnioimc't
themselves as candidates for depar
ment commander of the Illinois C. A.
170? IV AVt
Rock Island, to.
WHAT IT REALLY IS WILL
BE TOLD TOMORROW IN
THIS SPACE, AND SPECIAL
NOTICE GIVEN OF A SALE
OF SWASTIKA JEWELRY ON
Birthday Surprise Party. Miss Eliza
Wood was pleasantly surprised by a
number of her friends at her home, tl 1
Tenth street, in honor of her 11th
birthday anniversary. She was pre
sented with a handsome signet riiie.
Those present were Edna Johnson, An
netta Shtibcrt. Mildred 1'ioslinjr, Pearl
Wood and Eliza Wood, and Jamie Car
roll. Edward Sullivan. Willard Parks,
AVillie Cox, Carl Krell and Orwell
Ccffee Party a Success. The coffee
;:ivcn yesterday afternoon at the home
of Mis. W. II. Whisler. Ti: Twcnly-
sccoml street, by the ladles ol the P.
I!. I., club was liberally pat ionized and
was in every way a real success. The
proceeds will be used to assist in fur
nishing a loom in the Old Ladies'
home. The ladies desire lo thank all
who assisted, and the ;:ood will mani
fested is very firatif.Mnj? to the mem
bers of the club.
C.D.Y. Cinch Club Meets. ThcCM).
Y. Cinch (!uii met yesterday at the
home of Mrs. II. Davis. The first priz
fell to Mrs. A. M. Schaffer. the second
to Mrs. II. Davis, the consolation to
Mrs. E. (lot'hardf. and the booby to
Mrs. E. J. Siemsen. The hostess re
ceived a pretty piece of llailaud
china. The next meetinn of the club
wiil bo hi Id at the home of Mrs. P..
TO OUTLINE WORK
First Meeting of Committee of
50 for $100,000 Canvass
to be Held Tonight
AT ROCK ISLAND CLUB
Plans for Raising Factory Fund
Be Considered, and Commit
tee Will Organize.
This even in:-? at the office of Secre
tary Mayer Levi of the Hock Island In
dustrial commission at the Hock Island
C'.iili. the first meeting of the commit
tee of r.u to canvass the city for the
$lim.eiHi boosting fund will be held.
The meeting was called by Secretary
Levi, and a full attendance of the com
mittee members is. desired. This com
mittee will have in charge the work of
raising the fund to bring new indus
tries to Hock Island, and as the com
mission now lias one very important
project under consideration, quick ac
tion is necessary.
Will Outline Work.
At the meeting the committee will
organize, and the work assigned to it
will be outlined, and arrangements
made lo lake it up at once. Some plan
iii no auopied lor making tile can
MAY GET MEETING
Delegates to Convention of
Switchmen's Union Ex
SATURDAY, MAY 18.
t0r if AV
ur. Island, lu-
Entertains for Students. Alfrid an i
End Peterson entt rtaiiK'd about thir
ty young p ople at their home. II!
Fourth street last evening in honor ol
Mis Allie Swansea and Martin lam I
strom who are alien ling Augustan. i
college and who leave soon for t'.n !
home in Oakland. Neb. Oames helped
pass a pleasant evening and lunch was.
Odkoki Club Entertained. Mrs. (
nar Swan was hostess yesterday nft '
noon to the members of the Oikoki
club at her home. 2:7 Sixth avonti.?.
The afternoon was spent in general so
cialbility and lunch was served. Th"
l'ext meeting of the eiub will be hell
.with Mrs. E. W. Olson. M:J2 Fiftecnl1!
Daughters of the Covenant Recep
tion. The Daughters of the Covemn.-
of the First Methodist church will give
a reception in the parlors of the chnrcn
Friday, May "1. Two short farces wi.l
be given "Six Cnps of Chocolate" and
"The Motive Trap." and light refresh
men's will be served during the even-ing
Hiawatha Cinch Club. Mrs. II. Han
. - , - 1... St:..
sen enteltameii i:ie iiiawioua v mi 11
cln.i Wodnesilay allernoon a: ner none-
on lMghtn avenue. 1 no pu.es ei--
won by Mrs. Frank Larson. Mrs.
Charles Oberg and Mrs. Mason. After
the games the hostess served luncheon.
The club will meet with
Lamp May ':i.
FOR THE 1909 SESSION
Effort Will Be Made at the Detroit
Gathering to Get the Next for
guilty of habitual drunkenness, in the
divorce case brought by his wife, Mrs
Lottie Johnson. !. A. Shallberj? fo"
the defendant declined to defend on
this charge when the coniplainaul' :
evidence had been submitted. C. E.
Dietz and 15. S. Bell represented Mr?.
In a bill for divorce filed today h-
Mrs. Minnie Loete, the complaina-.
charges: her husband. Aloie Loete wit l
desertion. They were niariied in Bel
gium June 3. ISfi". ami lived together
until March S. UM5. Mrs. Loete asks
the right to resume lmr maiden nam-
of Minnie Van De Voort. II. M. Me-
Caskrin is the complainant's solicitor.
GILLON BOUND OVER
TO THE GRAND JURY
But Kid Farmer's Case for Stabbing
James Graham in Davenport
The case of Kid Farmer, the Peoria
pugilist, was not finally disposed of
yesterday on the charge of stabbing
James Crahani several weeks ago. His
healing was continued till June 7. His
former manager, Dan Cillon, who was
mixed in th same affray, was bound
over by .Magistrate Koddewig to the
giand jury in the sum of $r0o for as
sault with intent to commit great bod
ily injury. He admitted that the knife
with which the cutting was done was
his, and that he may have inflicted the
wounds. He contends however, that
he was dazed by a blow early in the
light, and did not realize what he was
doing. Cillon remains in jail.
ADOPT NEW ROLE
Building Contractors in Session
Here Draw Regulation for
the Open Shoo System
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AFTER TWO DAYS' SESSION
Provide Also for Scale of 35 to
Cents an Hour Goes Into Ef
fect in the Morning.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE.
An eflort will be made to land the
l!m: convention of the international
switchmen's union for this city. Wil
liam Mielke and Charles Daisied, dele
gates to the convention this week 'it
Detroit. Mich., will leave tiiis evening,
and they go prepared to use all the in
lluence at their command to secure the
next meeting. The convention is an
important one. representatives from all
of I he local lodges in the country being
in at tendance.
M:iwr 'MiiiN !nvit j-.tbin.
The Rock Island delegates go armed
with an invitation issued by Mayor H.
C. Schaffer today, and with other in
ducements provided by the Industrial
commission, to offer. They propose to
get the convention if possible. The ef
fort wiil be worUi while, even should
it fail lo biing the convention to this
Mrs. E. E.
Engagement Announced. Mrs. E. L.
French. :'' I. Fourth avenu--. has an
nounced the engagement, of her ilatm'i
ter. Miss Ceneva Jay French, to W:'
TRY HARMS SOIT
Damage Case Brought to Re
cover $15,000 for Injury to
Property on Trial.
RAILVYAY IS THE DEFENDANT
Who is thinking' of seciirinR a good
instrument in :ty obtain free abeail
t i f ti I catalog-brochure, containing
photographs of the follow ing musi
cal celebrities, who endorse- the
Aht. GrwMard. Peinerke.
Arrlili. (founod. Kocnthat.
Auber. Herbert. Kubcnstein.
Rerlioz. Hofmann. tviint-Saeus.
Hlnotnfleld- Joseffv. Scalehi.
Zeislrr. l.;i?salc. Schiller.
BoscovitK. Ijchtnann. tvhumann-
Buck. Levclietivzky. Hetnk.
BtiHonl. Lbevinne. Seidi.
Calve. Lieblintf- .Semhrich.
Carreno. Liszt. Snusa.
t' Albert. M am Inelll. Strauss.
Damrosrh. Mason. Tnubert.
lrLussan. Melba. Thomas.
T)e lai:hmann. Mentor. Ytruxtomp.s.
lie Res7kc. NikUrh. Warner.
Karnes-Story. Nnrdica. Weinsartner.
Klsrar. I'aderewskl. Wieniawsky.
Essipoff. Parepa-Kosa. Wnlfsohn.
(jcrstcr. Patti. Wollcnhaupt.
And 150 Others.
In writing please, ask for "Portraits of
Most people in these prosperous times
would purchase a Steinway could they realize
the cret satisfaction such a purchase would
afford them. Stcinway.s are reasonably
priced. We also include a Bargain List of
second-hand Stcinway and pianos of other
makes taken in exchange.
Pianos shipped everywhere. Freight It
only a trifle. Kasy monthly payments may
Steinway & Sons
107 East 14th Street
New York City
PERSON iT. POINTS.
I!. F. Ellis of Lancaster, Tex. is tie
guest of Miss Alma Shaw.
F. II. Rockwell of I'eoria, formerly ol
Rock Island, is in the city.
.1. T. Stafford loft last night for a
business trip to South Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Flood of Chica
go, formerly residents of this city, are
visiting relatives and friends here.
Mrs. E. L. Coif and son Edward re
turn this evening from Cariinville, Mo.,
where they have been visiting relatives.
H. J. Albn of Anaconda is visiting
relatives in the' city on ins wn nome
from Montreal where he formerly resided.
J. C. Finnigan of this city was clio
en delegate of the Tti-City Typograph
ical union lo I lie national meeting id
be held at. Hot Springs, Ark., in An
gust. The ballot was taken yesterday
md the votes counted' last evening.
Hotel Proprietor Claims Laying of Ad
dition Track by Burlington Made
Wonderful Eczema Cure.
"Our little boy had eczema for five
years, writes N. A. Adams, Henrietta.
i. "Two of our home doctors said
the case was hopeless, his lungs bein?
affected. We then employed other doc
tors, but no benefit resulted. Uy chance
we read about Electric Bitters; bought
a bottle, and soon noticed improve
ment. We continued this medicine un
til several bottles w ere used, when our
boy was completely cured." Hest of
all bliKid medicines and body building
health tonics. Guaranteed at V. T.
Hartz' drug store, 301 Twentieth street.
Kodol for indigestion and dyspepsia
not only digests what you eat, it tones
the stomach and adds strength to the
whole body. Makes rich, pure blool
Kodol is made in conformity to the N'.v
tional Pure Food Law. Sold by all
In the circuit court todav the iriai
of the cast; of Lothar Harms again
the Ihnlington for $ir,nuo damages.
I was coiiiim need, ami the jury selected
: and opening statements made thu
' morning. The hearing was not at one, J
resumed this afternoon, but. lor what
j reason is not apparent. The suit, is
one in which Mr. Harms seeks to r.'
; cover damages caused by the laying of
!an additional track along First avenue
j in l!)ul. The city of Rock Island in
1m;: granted the old Rockford, Rock
Island and St. Louis railway the
i right to lay two tracks along the avc
. line, but only one track was laid untii
fftfll, when the Rurlington put down a
track under the old grant.
Injured 111m Properly.
Mr. Harms protested, and says thv.
he was told the matter would be made
right. The track was put down, and
Mr. Harms alleges that it damaged hi
hotel property on Eighteenth sl.ree
and l-irst avenue, liaas welii rep
resent the plaintiff, anil Sweeney Ac
Walker tho railway company. Join
Ingram is assisting in the trial of the
case for the railway company.
To Higher Court.
The appeal of the Schnell-Tapper.-
dorf injunction suit against the city
has been dismissed in the appellate
court, and will go directly to the sv
preme court. The case involves :
state law regulating the constitutional
limit of taxation, and the appellate
court has no jurisdiction in the appea'
This is' the suit in which Judge GesL
held that the complainants were no;
entitled to the recourse sought because
they had rested too long on thei'
ftiillty of nrnnkrnnma.
The jury in the circuit court yester
day afternooa found Gust A. Johnson
Judge R. W. Olmsted presiding.
Estate of John Suttle. Proof of no
tiee of tiling final rcort made;. Order
t:isi entered herein April LI. UmT, ap
pioving administrator's final report,
made absolute, and linal report an
proved. It appearing to the court that
all funds in the hands of the adminis
trator have been paid out, the adminis
trator is discharged and t sta'e closed.
Estate of Thomas J. Drennall. Ad
ministrator's oath taken and filed.
Gunrdiaii.-diip of Ada and Charles
Calvert. Guardian's rpeort lilod and
approve!. Ordered that said guardian
pay to Ada Calvert $l-'t.l!. the amount
shown to be due her by said report, it.
appealing to the court that said Ada
Calvert has now reached her majority,
and that upon tiling bis receipt for said
sum. said guardian be discharged as
Estate of Margaret A. Kirliy. Bond
of said William G. Kirby in the sum
of $xnn filed and approved.
Gunidianship of Benjamin C. Fry
singer. Benjamin C. Frysinger and
George Fiysinger sworn and examined
by the court touching the age of said
Renjamin C. Frysinger. It appearing
irom said evidence and the records of
the county clerk of Rock Island county,
Illinois, that said Henjamin C. Frysing
er was 1 ear- of age en May 7, l!t7.
it is ordered thai the guardian herei.i
lile bis hunt report.
Estate of George B. Wit tick. IVti
iou of Thomas Wittick for an order
directing the county treasurer to pay
n i he petitioner $sr.5i his distributive
hare in said estate, filed. Petition
Estate of Elashe M. Thorns, n. In
ventory bled and approved. Appraise
ment hill tiled and approved.
Estate of Henrietta M. Heiigy. In
ventory fned and approved. Certificate
(if mailing inheritance tax appraisers'
notice filed. Inheritance tax apprais
ers' reports filed and approved.
Estate of Charles M. Swanson. Proof
of Mistiiig and publication of notice f j
Estate of Herman Carl Julius BueH-
ner. John Huntoon. William L. Ga.i-
ert and Hans Schroeder appointed ap
Estate of William C. Pearsall. Fin ili
report of surviving executors filed.
Hearing on same set for Saturday.
June s. ion? at ! o'clock a. ni.. an.i
ordered that said executor notify heir-,
by publication in some newspaper in
Rock Island county at least once each '
week for three successive weeks.
Estate of George D. Moore. Report
filed. F. S. Gates sworn and makes
proof of heirship in accordance with
prayer contained in said report. Par
tial distribution ordered.
Estate of Mary I. Zollinger. Annua!
report filed and approved. Claim of
Port Byron Lumber company examin
ed and allowed at $11.23 in class 7.
Estate' of Edward M. McMurphy.
Appraisement bill filed and approved.
Inventory filed and approved. Widow's
relinquishment and selection filed anl
approved. Claim of Matthews and
Giles examined and allowed at $177.f0
in class 1.
The contractors of the threi citi 's
will st ami for an open shop. The em
ployers met yesterday at the Turner
hall in this city, and spent the enti.e
day in discussing the situation exi
ing at the present time, and in prepar
ing a set of winking rules to go in.
effect tomorrow. The fifth clause ol
the rules adopted and signed by t i
contractors reserves the right to em
ploy either union or non-union men.
and declaring any other system init';:i:
and detrimental to the good of t ie
building business and the general pub
lic. The working rules were given
out at another meeting of the cont rec
tors this morning.
The Itult-M Adopted.
The following was givt n out for pub
lication today, the names of the con
tractors being attached to the resolutions:
"At a meeting of the contractors and
builders of the tri cities h-dd May 1"
l!hi7, the following resolutions v
promulgated to establish a uiutoi'ii
schedule of working rules to be oh
served by them in building operations
"First. That S hours labor sha1!
constitute a day's work and that, e.v
cept for special reasons, the hours i
labor shall be from N a. in. to 12 in. at,,
from 1 p. ni. to 5 . m.. and that n
time for over-lime be paid exeept fot
more than S hours labor on any o.i
day. That workmen shall lie leat'ly ni
the appointed time to go to work.
"Si cond. That time and oiie liait" V
paid for over t itue. and double-; hue for
Sundays and legal holidays.
"Third. That the scale of wages t i
be paid journeymen carnenters sb.iil
be from "." cents to to ents p-r hot:.
and that foremen having charg"
work shall receive special compensa
tion. "Fourth. That contractors sha"!
transport the tools of workmen Iro n
one job to another, except such Har
as may he carried in a bandbox, an 1
that carpenters applying for employ
ment shall be equipped with a com
plete outfit of tools in lit condition.
"Fifth. That we reserve the rig'-i.
lo employ any mechanic, whether
union or non-union man in the capac
ity ot journeyman or loreman wiiiioa
discrimination, and that we will n !
tolerate any discord between uni -.
and non-union men.
"Sixth. That we will not discrim
inate between sub-con i ractors or manu
facturers or dealers in materials cm
ploying union or non-union men (e
cept prison made goods i anil mat
denounce such discrimination as it i
fair, unjust and in conflict with til
best interest of the building busmen
and the interests of the public in gen
eral. "Seventh. That a weekly pay d i..
"Eighth. That wc favor an appre i
"Ninth. The above resolutions an:
working rules to be in effect Flida.
morning. May 17.
"Signed: F. A. Bennett, J. Kaiser
Frank Fries. J. Sievcrs. Nels Holm
berg. Victor Johnson, L. J. Gamble
John E. Mahan. Phillips Volquard, .1
F. Nebergali. M. H. Ohm. F. Schroede:
Kipp & Hogge. Collins Bros.. J. A
Reading. Andrew Peterson. J. Hoofer
H Taimendorf. H. C. Quade. Elias
Johnson. N. Juhl. P. H. Iornix. J. 1!
Greer. G. Blankenberg. C. F. Moelle-
Amiust Safe. Aaron Anderson, J. F
Schick. C. A. Gilchrist. J. E. Anderso i
H. Paulson. John Peters. Emil Pete
son. Berry Bros.. Peter Peterson. W
Hass. W. A. F. Westphal. A. J. Endtei
H. Wi-hling. 1 1. S. Cox fc Sons, .lolt-
Hanschildt. Crain & Thompson. Char
hers & Orman. koltzan Meyers.
I. Leaf. Hudson Collins. Chad-
Johnson, J. P. Christiansen, rian.
Blmier Xr Son Coen & Conwav. D
Hobenhokcn, William Daebelliehn. W
N. Craig. L. C. Nissen. C. E. Osliotu
Carstcn & Johanseti. G. Neuenliat'.
William Von Horstan. L. Jipp. C. Y
Cine. John Konoskv. V. V. Meyer, V-
Kennedy. J. A. Schaible. W. f
Hanne. J. Bargmann Sons. l. stecii
el & Son, Anderson & Johnson. P
Ehmke, Berndsen & Schroeder, H. W
Horst. Axel Carlson, R. Mahlsted, WU
liam Bleuer. J. E. Anderson, John So,
ler and A. Steckel & Sons."
BECOMES MORE SPIRITED EVERY DAY, NEW BARGAINS BEING
ING CONTINUALLY BROUGHT TO LIGHT.
Furniture and Carpet
OF THIS VICINITY ARE CERTAINLY
FITS FROM THIS FORCED SALE.
REAPING GREAT EENE-
OFFERED ARE STILL IN FORCE, BUT ONLY A FEW LEFT.
COME EARLY FOR THESE SNAPS.
GET YOUR SHARE OF THE GOOD THINGS IN THE FORMER
reel Co. S
A Narrow Escape.
G. W Cloyd. a merchant of Plunk,
Mo., had a narrow escapg four years
ago, when he ran a jimson burr into
his thumb. He says: The doctor
wanted to amputate it. but I would not
consent. I bought a box of Bucklen's
Arnica Salve and
gerons wound." 25
that cured tho dan
cents . at W. T.
Girls will smile through the years.
Their eyes will always glisten with
They will never be hidden with tears,
If they take Rocky Mountain Tea.
Harper house pharmacy
DeWItfs Little Early Risers, fani
ous little pills sold by, all druggists.
324-326-328 Brady Street,
ffmk Blue Fiame Oil Cook-Stove
Gives best results.
Reduces fuel ex-
pease. A working1
flame at the touch
match. "Blue Flame" means the hottest flame
produced by any stove. The New Perfection
will make your work lighter. Will not over
heat the ldtchen. Made in three sizes, with
one, two, and three burners. Every stove war
ranted. If not at your dealer's, write to our
of the U
gives a clear, steady light. Fitted 'vith
latest improved burner. Made of brass
throughout and beautifully nickeled.
Every lamp warranted. Suitable for library,
dining-room, parlor or bedroom. If not at
your dealer's, write to our nearest agency.
8TANDARO OIL COMPANY
Pain caused by boils, burns, cuts.
scalds and skin diseases is prompt. y
relieved bv DeWitt's Carhoii.ed Witrvi
Hazel Salve. Good for piles. Sold by
K3 Frea Snmvle. Aciireiu:rcit.2,
That Won't llxplode
p COLON A SAND
i STONi: QUAJilUES
O Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar
and Trimmings a Specialty.
Kor cheapness, durability and
O beauty, excelled by none. This
J5 stone does not wasb or color
O the wall with alkali, etc., I'lans
sent us for estimates will re-
s ccive careful attention and be
returned at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, R. & Q. rail
road. Trains No. 7, and 10 will
strip and let visitors off and on.
Bridge Stone, Corn Crib Blocks
and Foundation Stone, any size
Samples of stone and photos
of buildings can be seen at
Room 12, Mitchell & Lynde
ARTHUR BURR ALL,
CLSeS RtietJKMTISM. NCIVAUOM. SCIA.,
TIC A. AND UMMtED WSEA5C3. k
Money Refunded if It falls,
For sale only by
RAMSER, Jeweler and Optician,
Opposite Harper House.
or Colona, III.
NOW OPEN FOR THE SEA
SON OF 1907 FOR DANCING
PARTIES, SOCIETIES, PUB-
LIC AND PRIVATE MEET
INGS OF ALL KINDS.
ed and put in first class shape.
Telephone for open dates.