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THE ARGUS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1907.
Acts on Neck Yoke Compa
FOR A FACTORY SITE
Deed to Be Given in Trust to Bank
Until New Buildings Are Erected
and Conditions Fulfilled.
The board of control of the Rock Is
lam! Industrial commission last even
ing formally acted on the proposition
by which the commission and the trus
tee, of the new factory fund are to
luake the first appropriation from the
tun 1, ofr the enlargement of V?
National Nock Yoke compan,
whioh is already a well estab
lished local industry. The contract
was prepared and silica Today, and by
its :orms the company is to receive a
site of 2.52 acres at Sixth avenue and
Fir t street, on condition that certain
bui", lings are erected and the plant put
in operation by Aug. 1, 190S. '
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1'nder the terms of the contract the
deed to the factory site is to be made
in Irust to the Central Trust & Sav
ings, bank, and when the conditions of
the contract have been fulfilled, the full
title to the property is to be given to
Tnn New HiiildliiKN.
T'le company, through President
Pearson, has agreed to erect two new
buil lings, one of concrete, brick and
frame construction between 230 and
Hoi) feet long and 73 and 100 feet in
wid'h, and the other a warehouse of
frai.ie construction covered with sheet
lroi:. 2:.0 feet long and :!2 feet wide.
Such other buildings as may be requir
ed 'or the full operation of the plant
will also be constructed. The total ex
penditure in new buildings will be
abo it $25,000.
Finn Slill Another.
President Pearson has expressed to
the members of the commission his in-t-nt'on
to duplicate this plant as soon
as it is fully equipped and in opera
lion, with another for the manufacture
of heavy neck yokes and other sup
plier which the company does not make
at the present time here. The deal
elos 'd today means virtually the estab
lishment of a new industry here, for in
the future the company will manufac
ture all of Its products here, and dis
continue its manufacturing plant in the
.Vr. Pearson has been established
here 12 years, and though In the past
he I. as been quietly devoting himself to
buil ling up an extensive business, he
pro oses to enter actively into the
movement for a Greater Hock Island,
and the deal closed today is the first to
be closed since the movement was put
in ;ts present form. This does not
mean that the commission has not been
bus:-', for it has been working steadily
smrt investigating many propositions.
iui mis is me nrst to do brought to a
itfi dte and successful conclusion.
e liM-renxr of Slock.
Tiie Rock Island Tool company has
just formally voted the increase of its
cap.cal stock, referred to heretofore in
The Argus, from $0.0ii0 to $70,000.
The additional stock is to be used in
the purchase of new equipment and u
othf r enlargement to meet the require
ments of a steadily increasing business.
dead last night at his boarding house.
He had been associated with the Peter
sen store for many years, and was
well known in the three cities. 1Ij
was a bachelor.
LIKE CAT, COMES BACK
Reappears When Police Thought Him
Safely Out of Harm.
Eil Saley, known generally as 'Blaek-
ie" Williams, whom the police, after
getting him established as an inmate
at the county infirmary, thought they
were rid of, suddenly reappeared last
evening in his former characteristic
stage of intoxication. "Blaokie" was
taken to the poor farm several weeks
ago, and since then the only reminder
which the authorities had of his exist
ence was the frequent occurrence of
his name in the former records. He
will be taken to the Peoria train and
returned to the infirmary tonight. His
name appears scores of times in the
records of the police department.
SMALL WRECK IN YARDS
Corn Spilled on Tracks When Cars are
Hit by Train.
A small wreck occurred last evening
about 8:20 in the Rock Island yards,
result ing in considerable damage to
two box cars and the scattering of the
corn with which they were filled along
the track. The accident was caused by
an extra freight running into the rear
end of a transfer train standing on the
main line three blocks east of the Fifth
avenue depot. The freight was run
ning four miles an hour and hit the
transfer with sufficient force to dislodge
the two rears cars from the track and
considerably wreck the last car. The
cars were removed from the track with
in an hour and no blockade resulted.
CLUB ARRANGES A
SERIES OF TALKS
W. L. Brodine of Chicago to Speak on
"The Cross of Childhood" at the
Y. M. C. A. Sept 30.
The Trl-city Social Service club ha
arranged a series of talks by persons
pro ninent in rescue and juvenile work
durng the coming winter. The firs:
will be a lecture by V. L. Brodine,
superintendent of the compulsory edu
cation department of the public schools
of Chicago, and will be given Sept. Go
in the auditorium of the Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Brodine will take as his subject.
"The Cross of Childhood," and will
deal with conditions of children who
are denied the privileges of education.
He Is entirely familiar with this sub
ject and has a wide experience in rev
cue work, and during the last year he
has handled 1.015 cases in his depart
ment. It is hoped that much bencfii
will be derived from this series -.il
talks and a general Invitation will be
extended to the public and to those
especially interested in educational
Mrs. A. W. Keefer.
Mrs. A. W. Keefer died last evening
at S o'clock at the home, 2211 Sixt'i
avenue, after an illness of one wee
with throat trouble. Mrs. Keefer was
bota in Geneseo, where she lived many
yecrs. and came to this city fou
wedts ago from Atkinson. She wa
2S years of age. Her husband and
four children. Lloyd. Henry. Cora and
Charles, survive. Her brothers, She!
ley Peters, and her grandmother, Mrs
A. E. McElvoy, live at Geneseo.
The remains will be taken to Ocn
eso tomorrow morning for burhl
Theodore Grapengeter, buyer for th
O. T. Peterson of Shevenne. N. D..
arrived in the city today for a short
H. K. Mack and John Con do left
this noon for Chicago on a vacation
trip of a few days.
Mrs. Ferdinand Schnell has returned
from an extended visit at Iowa Citv
and Riverside, Iowa.
Frank Young and Vill Barth w'il
leave Monday to enter Northwestern
university at Chicago.
John H. Rinck and sister, Miss An
nie Rinck, will leave this evening 'for
Denver and other Colorado points.
Mrs. C. V. Hinman and children,
who have been visiting with Mrs. J. D.
.Means, departed for Chicago this noon.
Mrs. Margaret Cosgrove has return
ed from Mount Pleasant, after visiting
her daughter, Bessie, who is in very
Andrew B. Hansen, formerly of Mo
line, now located at Monrovia, Cal., is
visiting at the home of his father-in-law
Mrs. B. It. Rcugnitz of Dubuque ar
rived today to attend the David-Hall
wedding and is the guest at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. P.. F. Hall.
E. C. Berry and family, who hae
spent the summer at the summer re
sorts in northern Indiana and southern
Michigan, have returned home.
Mrs. A. Sandberg. son Rueben. an 1
niece. Miss Anna Carlson of Chicago
as betn visiting here for four
weeks, departed this morning for Chi-
Oscar Oberg, who recently resignei
is position at Thomas drug store.
eaves Monday for Chicago where m
will enter the Chicago College of Pharmacy.
Val J. Peter is in Peoria attending
the joint -convention of the Illinois
icrman Editorial association, of which
e Is the president, and the Northwest
Rev. V. C. Schultz will leave Tues
day for St. IiOtiis to attend the St
Louis German Methodist conference in
session there Wednesday. Bishon
Earl Cranston will preside at the con
Rev. G. H. Sherwood left for Chi
cago last evening called there by the
death of Mrs. Lillian Grant, who was
found murdered at her home in Chi
cago and who was an old time friend
Detective Evans of the Chicago po
ice force arrived in the city tn1?
morning and today took Bertiiuon
measurements of several prisoners at
he county jail for the purpose of ma
ing comparisons witn records oi me
Chicago police department.
Mrs. Marie Hart Vesperman visited
with her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Coi
rove, on her way to Brooklyn, N. Y.
to visit her uncle, Thomas .Nolan, a
brother of Mrs. Cosgrove. also her
uncles, the Hart brothers of Pennsy
vania, and intends crossing the Atlan
tic before she returns to visit her aim
Miss Kate Nolan. She will be home
for Christmas at Bismark, N. D.
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Gt Brother ft Co.
As to the correct style--it is
just this: Suit your own fancy.
"Whatever you find in our splen-
did collection of Millinery is ab
solutely correct and in harmony
with fashion. Many of the cre
ations are shown exclusively by
us in this section. Every lady is
cordially invited to attend.
Brandenburg Millinery Store,
Corner of Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue.
SOUGHT A PICTURE
Edgar J. Cook, Chicago Attor
ney, Came Here in Search
of a Photograph
OF HIS DEAD FATHER
Remembered by Rock Islander.
The Argus is In receipt of a basket
a fine specimen of prune plum.
from Emil Schmitten, now of Cash
nere. Wash., a former Rock Islan
man who for many years held the po
sition of inspector of the harness dc
partment at Rock Island arsenal. The
friends of Mr. Schmitten will be glad
to know that he is now joint owner
with his brother Fred Schmitten
two lumber mills and two fruit ranches
and is doing an excellent business.
s Given One from Memorial Case of
John Buford Post, G. A. R., Show
ing the Soldier.
Lutheran churches. ' Mr. Lorinier grad
uated from Augustana college and
later from the seminary department
of the same institution. His bride at
tendee! Augustana college for soni."
Swartz-Roderick. The marriage . f
Miss Edna Roderick, daughter of M
and Mrs. J. K. Roderick of 1127 Sev
enth avenue, to Vernon Swartz of Chi
cago. Sept. IS at Chicago, has been
announced. Mr. Swartz was formerly
of Davenport and is now employed a'
a traveling salesman. His bride was
for several years a clerk at Young k
McCombs' department store.
A search for a photograph of his fath
er brought ISdgar J. Cook, a Chicago
traction attorney, to Rock Island from
Chicago this week, and Mr. Cook has
succeeded while here in locating and
securing a photograph. The attorney's
father, John C. Cook, served on the
Chicago fire department for 40 years,
and his long service ended with his
death about six weeks ago. The family
did not possess a photograph of the
father, and the son determined to se-
ure one if a photograph existed.
Find One Here.
Knowing that there were a number
of veterans of the 14th Illinois who
served during the civil war residing
here formerly, Mr. Cook came here,
and through E. II. Bowman and Cor
oner L. V. Eckhart, who is one of the
veterans or that regiment, located a
photograph of his father in Memorial
hall at the court house. Mr. Cook'3
photograph was among those of the
company, and fortunately the photo-
raphs were taken singly, the only one
here so arranged.
A key to the case containing the
photographs was secured, and Mr. Cook
will return to Chicago with his fath
Silver Anniversary. Rev. and Mr-.
W. C. Schultze of the German Methj
dist church were surprised last nighc
by the members and friends of his
church and presented with a set of
silverware In behalf of the 25th anni
versary of their marriage. Refresh
ments were served and the evening
spent In a very pleasant way. They
were married In Warren county, Mis
souri, Sept. 21, 1882.
Lorimer-Elltott. Miss Ethel Ingri.1
Inez Elliot of Ottumwa and Rev. A.
Theodore Lorlmer of Chicago, formerly
of this city, were married at Ottumwa
Wednesday evening. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. J. E. Iorimer
of Jersey City, N. J., assisted by Re
E. K. Jonson of Zion Lutheran church
of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Lorlmer
will visit in this city before taking up
Petersen store In Davenport, dropped now has on hand.
Elks Initiate Class.
The local lodge of Elks held its reg
ular meeting last evening. The chief
'eature was the initiation of a class of
20 candidates, which is about one-half
if the number of applications the lodge I their work in Chicago where Dr. Lor-
Ellison-Thiesen. Miss Greta Thies
en. daughter of Mrs. Lena Thiesen i'
1207'A West Sixth street. Davenport,
and Joseph D. Ellison of this city,
were married at noon Wednesday by
Rev. A. D. Greif of Trinity Lutheran
church. Mr. ami Mrs. Ellison will re
side in this city where the groom is
in the employ of the U. S. Express
Notion Shower for Bride Elect.
Miss Stena Volk entertained 25 young
ladies at a notion shower at the Tower
yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock fov
Miss Florence Hall. A guessing gam?
was played with the prize going v;
Miss Faith Channon. Dinner was served
at the inn and the table was very
prettily decorated. In the center of
the table was a large basket filled
with -the gifts to the bride elect and
on the handle of the basket was a
large bouquet of asters fastened )
which were pink ribbons the ends f
which reached to each young lady's
place. When the ribbons were drawn
the bouquet came apart and each one
received a flower. The place card
were pink and white candy hearts.
Birthday Surprise Party. Mrs. J. G.
Bear of 3424 rsintn-and-a-halt avenue,
was pleasantly surprised yesterday
afternoon by a company of 12 ladies
in honor of her birthday anniversary
She was presented with a handsome
niece of drawn work. Cards were
played during the afternoon and the j
prizes were won by Mrs. Hifford first.
Mrs. Bear second and Mrs. Delile con
solation. Refreshments were served
during the afternoon.
Camp T. T. T. T. Marx Harder en
tertained a number of his friends at
the T. T. T. T. camp on Vandruff s
island, Friday evening in cclebratioi
of his birthday. The Boys Military
band of Western Springs, ill., who.
through the courtesy of the camp
boys, have been enjoying an outing
at the T. T. T. T. camp fpr the past
week, furnished a nne musical pro
gram during the evening. During th
course of the evening Mr. Harder was
presented with a beautiful traveling
case by Ray Summers on behalf of th-j
T. T. T. T. boys.
HELEN BLAIR OFF
FOR CRUISE NORTH!
Departs on Seven Day Trip to St. Paul
Tourists to Be Welcomed by
Hon. S. R. VanSant.
St. Mary's church, upon which a force
of men is at work remodeling. Some
shingles on the roof were set afire by
charcoal out of a tinner's stove. No
material damage resulted. The second
call was to 731 Fourteenth street to a
residence owned by Freeman Nye. A
few buckets of water exingulshed the
The steamer Helen Blair departed
from the Davenport levee this after
noon on its seven day cruise to St.
Paul and. return. Nearly all of the
limit of 50 people were aboard, the
passengers being principally from
Davenport. Several from distant
points were aboard, including people
from Muscatine, Iowa City and Des
Moines. The boat tonight will pro
ceed as far as Dubuque, where it is
scheduled to arrive at 3 a. m. and will
leave at 10 o'clock for La Cross;?,
which will be the next stop. At St.
raul, where a day for sight seeing
will be allowed, former Governor S. II
Van Sant will welcome the tourists at
his dock, Captain W. A. Blair having
received word to that effect from the
ex-govc-rnor. Captain Blair personally
will have charge of the boat and th?
remainder of the crew will be as fol
lows: Pilots, A. J. Hollinshead and
J. Richt man; mate, George Heek;
first engineer, William Moore; assis
tant engineer, C. Van Aken; chef,
Fred O. Foy.
The Columbia will resume the Roc'i
Island-Burlington run during the time
the Blair is on the cruise, after which
it will join the fleet of steamers which
will accompany President Roosevelt's
party from Keokuk to Memphis. The
Commercial club of Keokuk will b?
the delegation aboard the Columbia.
CHANGES ARE CERTIFIED
Local Insurance Company Riles Papers
Springfield, 111.. Sent. 21. (Argus
Special. The American National Firs
Insurance company has certified to t'l
secretary of state a change of location
of headquarters from Moline to Rock
Island and a change of name to the
American National Insurance com
pany. The original charter of the company
named Moline as headquarters. The
word fire was struck from the nam'
in order that the company might write
tornado as well as fire insurance.
Methodist church this afternoon at 2
o'clock officiated at the marriage cf
Miss Florence Goddard of Joy, 111., to
Logan A. KIddoo of St. David, III. Mr.
Kiddoo is telegraph operator for the
C. B. & Q. at St. David and he and
his bride will make that their home
upon their return from a wedding trtp
Annual Convention Will Be Held Here
Next Week Delegates Will
Arrive Monday Evening.
Delegates to the convention of tho
Illinois Liquor Dealers' association Jd
be held in this city Tuesday and We 1
nesday will arrive Monday from vari
ous parts of the state and Monday
evening the Chicago delegation, whic'.i
is expected to be 100 strong, will ar
rive. Altogether over 200 visitors are
expected. The business sessions w'l
be held Tuesday and Wednesday
mornings at Turner hall and the after
noons will be devoted to amusement .
including a trolley ride and steamboat
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the office 'A
the city clerk up to 9 a. m., Oct. 1.
1907, for constructing certain sidewalks
on certain avenues in the Fourth ward
in the city of Rock Island. 111. Specifi
cations on file at the office of the city
engineer. The contractor will be pail
in bonds bearing 5 per cent interest.
Proposals shall be accompanied by t
certified check on a responsible bank
or by cash, payable to the president of
the board of local improvements, to a
amount not less than 10 per cent of
the aggregate proposal.
H. C. SCHAFFER.
President Board of Local Improve
Public Sale Notice.
Notice is hereby given that I shall
on Friday, the 27th day of September.
A. D. 1907. at the hour of 10 o'clock ?..
m., offer for sale at the store room,
known as 1525 Second avenue, in tha
city of Rock Island, 111., all the prop
erty and effects of every kind belong
ing to the Central Electric Manu
turing company, of Rock Island, Ill
said effects consist of various kinds o?
machinery for the manufacture of elec
trical devices, manufactured electric
stock, materials, patents for electrical
devices, accounts, office furniture anl
fixtures, etc. Said sale will be made
cither In gross or in part, as may j"J
deemed most advantageous to the un
dersigned as receiver for the said coi
poration. Terms of sale will be for
cash. CARL HELLPEXSTELL,
Dated this lGth day of September.
!lmer is pastor of one of the Swedhh
Kiddoo -Goddard. Rev. R. B. Wil
liams at the parsonage of the First
MOLINE IN SECOND PLACE
Odd Fellows Win in Degree Contests
at St Paul Meeting.
Jonas Bear of this city this morning
received a telegram from C. L. Nelson
of Swedish Olive lodge, I. O. O. F. of
Moline, announcing that the degree
staff of the Moline lodge not only won
second prize for the work on the sec
ond degree, but also took second priza
on the work on the. first degree at tho
meeting at St. Paul. The Moline staff
competed with three of the crack de
eree teams of the country. The Mo
line lodge has arranged to give th
members of the staff a big reception
this evening on their arrival home
from SL Paul.
Department Makes Run.
The fire department had two runs
yesterday afternoon. The first was to.
Nobody Is loaning money for nothing. All want a profit. We only ,
ask a small one. We loan from $10 upwards at the lowest rates and j
on the fairest terms ever offered.
All classes of people working people, business people, professional
people have dealings with us; but there is no favored class. 'The work- ,
Ing man receives as liberal treatment as the professional man. It is be-
cause there Is no favored class, but all are treated "fair and square,"
that has made us hundreds of satisfied customers.
Do you know any reason way you should not tmst your private
matters with us? There Is no reason. -That's why we want you to
call and see for yourself how ea?y It is to open a credit account with
us. We want you to establish your credit with us. We would like to
establish our reputation with you.
We do not require that you own real estate, and your friends do
not need to endorse for you. We are the "bank" where honest people
can borrow on their own credit- We are the credit, , "
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
National Bank Bldg. Telephone Old West 122
Room 411, Rock Island, III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. nu
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.