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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 20; 1907.
FOR A GREATER ROCK ISLAND
IT SHOULD BE EASY!
Dean J. J. Quinn Talks of Rais
ingThat $100,000 Fac
CITES CASE OF HOOPESTOWN
Advantages of Rock Island Not Fully
Appreciated by its Own
Dean J. J. Ojiinn. rector of St. .1 )
f-eph's church, who in sonn thing of a
booster himself, thinks the propect
or Kock Island arc not excelled lv
those of any other city in tin upne.
Mississippi valley. Since coining to
Hock Island less than two years a;;
Father Quinn has accomplished woa
ders In quickening interest in his paris;!
and in physically improving ihe ehuivh
and rectory. As one who has recently
felt the pulse of Ihe people of Uock I.v
land and who has his first impressions
of the city fresh in mind Dean Qu'u;:
should he aide to speak with iiiiusu.il
weight on this subject.
"I do not consider raising a $ 1 in.i"tu-
factory fund in Hock Island nearly so
ditficulr as some imagine," he said to
an Argus representative. "Why. :n
the little town of Hoopestown. 111., an
instance came under my personal ob
servation that shows what a conmiim-
are the best white pine
screens made. Sold
only by the
Two carloads, all sizes,
on hand. Phone, Old,
West 511, New, 5447,
and party will call,
measure and fit free.
The elegant line of spring fab
rics, we are showing this sea
son. We have every desirable
exclusive pal tern and our work
manship is sure to please the
most particular. We would sug
gest that you call early to obtain
the best selection.
People National Bank Building.
Take elevator Second
TEST UNDER WAY
These are Ihe conditions prescribed
by the commission that is to pass upo:i
the drawings submitted in connectioi
with the contest now being conducted
by The Argus to develop an allegoric;'!
figure that will typify Kock Island:
The drawings niu.-t it present Roc:;
Island, commercially, and industrially
as well as from the standpoint of gen
era! attraitiven. ss.
They must take into eonsideiatioa
the requisites of art and arcliitectuii' '
in their design.
They must be submit led by 1
o'clock midnight May j
Contestants must include tin ir name
and address on a separate piece of pi
per from that which contains the draw-'
Address Art I'M it or Argus.
The prizes off i red by The Argus :ir
$iu for the accepted design; $." for the
second prize and $:!.."U for the third.
Tile commission is composed of
Mayor II. ('. Scliaffer. chairman; Prof.
Olof Grai'st loin of Augustana college.
George 1'. Stauduhar. Dr. (5. I.. Eyster,
Maver Levi and l' T. Myers.
ity can do when everybody takes hoi 1
in tarne.-t as they are doing here
Hoopestown lias but :'..nui) people and
yet when it was found that $7.
would get an automobile factory em
ploying jiImi men the citiztns liusile
about and raised the amount in an in
credibly short time.
One nf litMt vorcil Siiots.
"From the impressions gained in my
short residence here I think I can safe
ly say that Hock Island is one of the
most favored spots in the central north
west. It has been nor only kindly
dealt with by nature, bur it's strategic
position trom a commercial standpoint
i.-N apparent to every business man. Eas
ily accessible by rail and water in all
directions and in the path of commerce
between the east and the south, cetitril
and notthwest it is at the same tune
peculiarly attractive and healthful. I
believe that many who have spent
their lives in Uock Island do not reali.e
the advantages their city enjoys."
TO ARRIVE IN JUNE
One Given to City by National
mane Alliance to be Included
Next Month's Shipment.
Sam Kaufman, who was insirume:.
ta! in securing for the city the gitt o'
a fountain for Hat iron square by th
National Humane allianse. has re
ceived word from Mr. Seavers. tlw
secretary-treasurer of the alliance, that
the fountain will probably be sent out
in a June consignment from the east.
A large number of the fountains are :o
be sent out the first of the week next
month, and Mr. Seavers stated that i!
possible the one for Kock Island woub!
be included in this shipment.
HAVE GOOD CHANCE
TO LAP MEETING
Word Received by Convention Com
mittee From Delegates to Detroit
Session of Switchmen.
Chairman Charles Mcllugii of the
convention committee of the Industrial
committee received grattlving word
from William Mielke. one of the local
delegates to the switchmens" nationa!
meeting at Detroit, to the effect that
the delegates Ironi here have an ex
cellent chance of landing the couven
lion. Mr. Mielke asked that additionai
advertising matter be sent him for ust
m the convention, which is in sessios.
this week, and the desired advertising
lias been forwarded to him with hopes
for ihe success of the effort to brim;
the next met ting to Hock Island.
Y. M. C. A. Meetings.
It. K. Atkinson of the Bethlehem Con
;regaUonal church of Davenport, ad
lressed the boys' meeting at the Y. M.
C. A. at 2:13 yesterday afternoon. The
meeting was well attended and special
music was furnished for the occasion
The men's meeting at 3::!0 was ad
dressed by A. L. Burnett, secretary of
the association, on "Association Work
Linens That Are Linens.
Absolute security and pronounced sat
isfaction at all times buying linens
here, because there is never the dis
appointment that conies when the co"
ton baseness is revealed at the lau?
dering time. The linens we sell al
ways improve with the washing. Young
Class is Confirmed.
At the Firsl Swedish Lutheran
church yesterday morning a class of 11
were received into the church by con
firmation. Rev. C. A. Swenson. the
iui:nr nodnr tL-ne locicto,! im tiov fait
ilBlomeren. who administered the rites
of confirmation. In Ihe evening the
members of the class
took their first
GOES INTO DITCH
Big Open Car on Watch Tower
Line Leaves Track With 77
Passengers on Board.
BOYS HIT THE WIRE FENCE
Others Escape Any Injury in Accident
Sunday Afternoon at Strayer's
Crossing Line Blocked.
One of the large summer cars on the
Watch Tower line, of the .'HM series,
went into the ditch at Strayer's cross
ing in South Hock Island, at r : -1 5 yes
terday afternoon with 77 people on
The derailing of the car was
caused by the breaking of an axle,
which dropped to the ties and threw
the car to the west side of the track.
The front end pitched into Ihe ditch,
bin the rear end remained over the
track. None of the passengers, who
were returning from the Watch Tower,
was injured seriously, though several
boys between the ages of 14 and 17
were thrown from the car against the
barbed wire fence along the right of
way. and were somewhat scratched and
bruised. The other passengers retain
ed their seats, and escaped without in
jury. Felix Link, son of Mr. and Mr-.
Thomas Link. ;ur Fifteenth street. Mo-
line, is reported to nave linen injured
internally.- but this could not be veri
fied. He was not one of those thrown
from the car.
i The only grown person injured was
11. J. Council of Moline. who was slight
ly bruised. Those who sustained cu;s
ami bruises, in addition to the Link
boy. were Marjie Keller. Florence
Hjorn. Jessie Sirombeck, and Kobevr
and William Miller, all Moline children,
aged from lu to 17 years.
Trull! ! 4 oiiipletcly llloi-k.nl.
The cause oi the accident made it
impossible to replace the car on the
track until a new axle and motor could
be installed, and it was necessary for
passengers to transfer at the scene of
the accident last evening and today.
The car is one of the series whicn
was ordered equipped with double
trucks, hut for some inexplicable rea
son the equipment department of the
company has so far placed the dou
ble trucks on but one of the cars of
this type, and the trucks are being ex
perimented witli on other cars that had
'already been equipped with double
j trucks when built. The wonder is that
; there have not been more accidents re
sulting from the tit tempt to carry such
long car bodies on a Finale truck,
i There were a number last year on ac
' count of the insufficiency of the trucks.
Open inn f Simimoii.
lcsreniay marked the tormal open
ing of the season at Ihe Tower, and
hundreds were attracted to the park
during the day. The usual attractions
will be provided from now on through
out tlie summer.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be pladly received and published. But
in either case tlie identity or tlie sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear site-
nature and address.
Afternoon Musicale. Mrs. Robert A.
Wagner gave a musicale Saturday af
ternoon at her home, Jto-I Twenty-thir l
street, at which over a hundred tre
city guests were charmingly enter
tained. The program was given bv
Miss Ida Starke, the talented pianiste
of Davenport. Miss Starke is a young
pianiste of charming personality and a
finished plaver and she won instant
favor with her hearers. She lias spetr
four years of study abroad and under
such eminent teachers as I.eschetizki
and Godowski and she will next year
make a tour of the country. The af
fair was one of the most brilliant so
cial events of the season.
Entertains for Miss McHugh. Mis
Blanche Trimble entertained Saturday
afternoon at her home, I21 Twentieth
street, in honor of Miss Elizabeth Mc
Hugh who graduates this spring from
St. Katherines school. Davenport
About twentv-four young ladies were
the guests and the afternoon was pas
ed playing hearts. Miss Trimble will
entertain again next Saturday for Miss
Miscellaneous Shower. Mrs. Lou
Eddv entertained Saturday afternoon
at her home, 1S00 Fifth avenue, at :
miscellaneous shower for Miss Can
line Kindt of Davenport, whose mar
riatre takes nlace next month. Three
tables of six hand euchre were playei
with pretty prizes going to the win
ners. The home was beautifully dec
orated with red hearts and poppy
Mrs. J. It. Tuckis will entertain for Miss
Kindt Friday afternoon.
Surprise Party. Ethel Johnson was
surmised Saturday afternoon by a host
of her little friends in honor of he
birthday anniversary, bhe was pie
sen ted with a beautiful signet rins
Those present were: Grace Sag
Edna O'Neill, Ida Gilman, Mary Grif
fin Margaret Geieer. Marv Vauhecke
and Ethel Johnson
Entertained for Bride. Miss Julia
Stafford, who is to be a June bride,
was the honoree at a' plate shower Sat
urday afternoon given for her by Miss
Blanche Robbins. 735 Twenty-third
street. About twenty-five ladies were
the guests and hearts were the after
noon diversion. The decorations were
in pink and white, the wedding colors,
and were carried out effectively in the
lunch that was served.
Ideal Cinch Club. The members of
the Ideal Cinch club were entertained
at the home of Mrs. K. W. Olson, 10;i
Fifteenth street. In the games the head
prize went to Mrs. George Goodroll and
H. Kramer, and the consolation priz"s
to Mrs. J. Clemann and E. H. Ilunavin.
Lunch was served. The next meeting
of the club will be will) Mrs. H. K
Stapley on Aiken street. South flock
Island, Friday evening.
Will Be Married Tomorrow. The
marriage of Hev. E. K. Jonson, pastor
of Zion Lutheran church of this city,
and Miss Elizabeth Agnes Anderson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Ander
son of Uockford. will take place to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
BUCK WILL MAKE
TRIP TO DECATUR
Department Commander of G. A, R.
Given Permission by his Physicians
to Attend Encampment.
Department. Commander E. H. Hunk
was given permission today by his phy
sicians to niak'e Ihe trip to the state
encampment of the G. A. I. at Decatur.
Commander Buck leaves tomorrow
morning on a special train over the
Uock Island for the encampment city.
He will have as an escort about 51
members of John Huford post of this
city and (iraham post and the Moline
drum corps of Moline. Commander
Huck. tlie first private to hold that
high office, will retiie from office at
this meeting. The misfortune whicu
befell him in the wreck at Hettendorf
has drawn his many ftiends through
out the state closer to him. and he will
undoubtedly he royally welcomed at
Mrs. Maria W. Tremann.
Mrs. Maria Wright Tremann, widow
of the late Henry Tremann, died yes
terday aft. moon at :i:"o at the home
1N21 Sixth avenue, death being due to
chronic bronchitis from whit h she hil
been suffering for the last four weeks.
Mrs. Tremann had in fa.ct been in fail
ing health for a number of years. She
w.is born in Kiel. Germany. October 7.
1S4U. S'-" came to this country with
her parents in lMi and settled in
DaveniMirt. A short time afterwards,
her parents d'ed. : "he resided in Dav-
nport for a number of years, remov
ing from there to Milan- where she was
married to Mr. Tremann in 1 S ." S . Mr.
Tremann preceded her to the grave sev-
ral years ago. With the exception of
five years spent in Galesburg and Chi-
ago, Mrs. Tremann had made hr
home in this city since her marriage
lxr.S. She is survived by seven
children, all of whom were at hev
bedside at the time of death: Three
nughters. Mrs. A. D. Huesing. Mrs. W.
. McCombs and Miss Harriet Tre
mann and tour sons. John w., Henry
August and Edward M. Treuiana.
all of this city. Miss Harriet Over
dick of Davenport is a niece of the
Mrs. Tremann was a home loving
woman, tender and tnougnttul in her
devotion to her children who will al
ways bless her name.
The funeral will be held from Ihe
residence on Sixth avenue at in o'clock
tomorrow morning, friends being in
vited to the home. The interment wiil
Ward was received last evening of
the death of Henry Pfaff. grandson of
Jacob Pfaff. SOU Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, which occured yesterday morn
ing at Pueblo. Col., where he had gon
for his health. He had been ailing for
number of years with stomach trou
ble. He was born in this city rebru
l ry 15. ISSOi and lived here practically
all his life. He was well known here
having attended the public schools for
a number of years. His parents die.l
shortly after his birth. The only su
vivine relatives are an uncle, Peter
Pfaff of Pueblo, Col., and his gran i
father with whom he had made his
home since the death of his parents
The remains will be brought from
Pueblo this evening, arriving here to
morrow evening. Services will be hel
at the' Knox undertaking parlors
nmhnblv Wednesday morning. Bnri'.l
will take place at the Lutheran ceme
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. Henrietta Bruhn were held at ..
o'clock this afternoon from the hom
in South Rock island. The service
were conducted by Rev. C. A. Men-
nicke, pastor of the German Lutheran
church. Burial took place at the Luth
eran cemetery. (
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. Frederick Spangler were held at fl
o'clock this morning from the home,
1028 Fifth avenue. The remains were
then taken to Orion, 111. for burial in
the Orion cemetery. The services at
the erave were in charge of the Fav
Hawes camp Royal Neighbors, of
which Mrs. Spangler was a member.
Miss Addie Lund Valedictorian
of the Augustana Busi
ness College Class.
STU DENIS GET POSITIONS
Organization of Employment Bure:
Helps to Place Graduates at
Work on Leaving School.
Two Moline girls have won the high
est honors of the graduating class of
'he Augustana commercial college.
Tlie valedictorian of tlie class is Miss
Addie Luml of Moline and the saluta-
torian is Miss Winnifred Kavanagh,
also of Moline. Miss Lund was chosen
from the bookkeeping department and
Miss Kavanagh from the shorthand
department. Both were chosen by the
facility from a standpoint of pure mer
it. Miss Lund standing the highest i.i
her class in point of efficiency and Miss
Kavanagh ranking second.
The class officers are as follows:
President Otto It. Sandine, Rock-
Vice President Irving Hanson, Rock
Secretary Miss Addie Lund. Molin--.
Treasurer Albin G. Anderson, Cha.
From .the commercial department f
Augustana. students will graduate
this year, representing both the book
keeping ami shorthand department.'.
Besides these IM who will be granted
liplomas. five students wiil receive
special diplomas for excellency in pel -
mauship granted by the Janer Colleg
of Art Penmanship, Columbus. Ohio.
There will also be given one go! I
medal for rapidity and accuracy in cir
culation. Examinations are being held
this week and these last awards wi'l
be announced later. Graduation day
for the commercial department will be
Wednesday. May ill. and the emir"
program for the occasion will be an
nounced in a few days.
StmleiilN Hecrivr Position.
Among the students of the commer
cial department who have already se
cured positions are Otto It. Sandine.
who is employed in the district engin
eer's office of ihe Rock Island at Dav
enport; Albert Geijer. as bookkeeper
for the Adams Express company
Rock Island: Miss Emmy Lager. s;en
ographer for Adair Pleasants of Rod
Island: .Miss Mabel Widen, stetiogr:
pher at the M. & K. store. Rock Island.
iind Arthur M,. Anderson, bookkeepi
and cashier in the treasurer's office ;
Kiiilc infill Itiirrau.
A new Ulan for the liurnose ol se
curing temporary or permanent em
ployment for students during the sum
nier or during the next and following
school terms is an employment bureau
organized recently by the faculty.
which Dr. C. W. Foss is the president
ind Professor Andrew Kempe is th
ecretary. The plan was but rectiitlv
tint into operation and is now meeting
with much success. Letters have bee
sent out to business houses and other
in the tri-cities and many favorab!
ndorsements and encouraging replies
have been received from busines.
houses railroad officials, mannfactur
rs. merchants and professional nie'i
ndorsing the tdan and extending their
aid in cooperation with the bureau
Hie idea of the bureau is to furnisn
blanks to all applicants upon wbic.i
thev stale the kind of work desired
their abilities and their oxperione
along any line ol work. 1 hese an
kept on record, and employment can
be given accordingly. Saturday, through
the efforts of the bureau, five youn:
men secured Saturday work at tlie C
B. & Q. freight house in Rock Island.
J. M. Lundberg, w ho for several year
has been engaged as a bookkeeper am
cashier in the treasurer's office at Au
gustana, has resigned his position to
iccent. that of assistant city clerk of
Rock Island. The new position is on
of which Mr. Lundberg is well worthy
The vacancy made by his resignation
will be filled by Arthur M. Anderson of
Madrid. Iowa, a graduate of l'.iuT of
the commercial department.
All members of Rock Island lodge
No. ('..IS A. F. & A. M. are resisted m
meet at Masonic temple at !:: Wed
nesday morning to attend the funeivl
or Brother John Evans.
Members of Trio lodge No. "7 and
sojourning masons are invited.
ALLAN D. WELCH. W. M.
A Good Investment.
The greatest health regulator, is
bottle of good beer taken with meals.
Cross-Country is the best obtainable.
Telephone West SO old or GoS!) new.
ROCK ISLAND BREWING CO.
newt all the time THE
CLEAR AND PURE
The Process of Filtering
IS SHOWN IN THE CUT BY PERCOLATION THROUGH A
POROUS NATURAL STONE FROM THE UPPER TO THE LOWER
JAR SIMPLY BY THE FORCE OF GRAVITY, WHICH IS NATURE'S
OWN PROCESS OF FILTERING.
PURE WATER IS ESSENTIAL TO GOOD HEALTH. IF YOU
WISH TO BE HEALTHY, FILTER THE WATER YOU DRINK.
HERE IS A PERFECT PURIFYING FILTER WITHIN THE REACH
CALL AND EXAMINE THEM AT
Allen, Mvers&i Company
Book, Art and Wall Paper Store, 1719 2d Ave.
BEAUTIFY YOUR HOMES
There is no way to do it as satisfactory and as cheaply
Housecieaning and renovating after the winter being now
the order of the day, the busy housekeeper is pleased to
be informed where the best and cheapest stock of wall pa
per may be obtained.
The most critical taste can be gratified and suitable
6tyles and colorings obtained. Pariors, sitting rooms, dining
rooms, bed rooms, dens, libraries, halls, bath rooms, kitch
ens, etc. As the range is wide in pattern and coloring, we
guarantee satisfying results
At Half Price.
Stock net of this season's purchase has been sampled in
two large books, and as it has been decided that this stock
must be closed out, this spring's prices are cut one-half,
and in some instances less than one-half.
At least your money troubles are probably not as serious as they
look to you. You have been thinking so much about those bills du
and those coming due and wondering how you are going to satisfy
all your creditors next pay day, when you won't have near enough to
go around. Why not borrow enough to pay them all; put all your debts
in one place? Pay a little a month, so you won't miss the money
Don't stretch your credit to the breaking point: it will hurt your fu
ture, for a man with a record of "bad pay" loses in more ways than
one . It pays to keep your credit good. The money? that's easy
We will loan it to you privately on your furniture, piano, horses,
wagons, cows. etc. The property remains in your possession. You can
get the money quickly sometimes within an hour and on most rea
Better call now or our confidential agent will call upon request
phone or letter.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITf llKI.I. A I.YNUF. HI.OCK. KOOM KOCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., and Saturday evenings. Telephont
west 514; new telephone 6011.
COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER
If you owe this man that mnn $l"i. and the other fellow $15. why
not borrow the money from us. Satisfy all your creditor, pay all your
mall liills. anil make a new, clean start?
Whirh Is better To have all your .ma!l bills in one plare and have
only one flare to pay or to owe one. two or a dozen small bills and
have to make :i payment on each every pay day?"
You can repay us In small weekly or monthly payments, as best suits
your circumstances, and you will never miss the money.
Hy this plan you will not be Inconvenienced in repaying lis, yet yofl
have paid bills that you could not have "paid in any other way.
Your furniture, piano, horses. warons. etc.. will be security for the
money you need and remain undisturbed in your possession.
lon't hesitate call today and gvt our terms.
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone, Old West 122.
Room 411, Rock Island III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
NOW ON AT