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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1907.
TO PLACE A LIMIT
Alderman Ostrom Presents Or
dinance Making 75 Maxi
mum Number of Saloons.
FAILS TO GET A SECOND
Is Along the Line of Chicago Limita
tion Measure Assistance to Milan
in Celebration Voted.
Dr. Imis Ostrom, alderman from the
Seventh ward, last night presented an
ordinance at the city council meeting,
providing that the number of saloons
In the city of Rock Island shall be lim
ited to 75. lie moved the immediate
consideration of the ordinance, but a-i
his motion failed to receive a second,
the ordinance did not go before the
The ordinance is very concise in its
wording, and while Dr. Ostrom in pre
senting it made no explanation, he
later stated that, should the measure
pass, it would not, as might be suppos
ed, mean that the 21 licenses now in
force in excess of the proposed limit of
75 would be revoked, but that at the
expiration of the present licenses, no
nev licenses in excess of that number
could be issued. City Attorney Witter
states that such an ordinance would
plae the issuance of licenses strictly
in the hands of the council. It has
been suggested that the Chicago limita
lioi. ordinance, which is popular among
FIGHT ON STREET
enth avenue from Thirty-fifth to Forty-
sixth streets. Jackson boulevard. On
motion of Alderman Anderson, the ordi
nance was referred to the committee of
the whole, the alderman urging that
the property owners along the avenue H. E. Dwight, Representative
be given an opportunity to express
their sentiments In the matter before
the name is formally adopted. The
ordinance gives the avenue the name of
Hon. William Jackson, president of the
park commission, and at all times ac
tive in the effort for beautifying the
Tax on I'lione Toll.
The finance committee reported the
sum of $005.09 due from the Central
Union Telephone & Telegraph com
pany as the 2 per cent tax on the com
pany's! gross revenues for llt'iO and
part of 1907. The city clerk was au
thorized to collect the amount at the
rate of $100 a month.
11 Honril, Not Council.
When the question of allowing the
McCarthy Improvement company the
amount due as the city's portion of the
paving foi4 intersections, the council
learned .that the acceptance of paving
and other improvement work is not a
matter for the action of the city coun
cil, but is to be passed on by the board
of local improvements. Alderman
Oberg objected, as did Alderman Smith.
to allowing the amount until the pav
ing has been inspected by the council,
but the city attorney explained that
the law makes it the business of the
board of local improvements to accept
such work, and cited the Sixteenm
street paving case as one where diffi
culties had arisen because the council
accepted the paving and the board of
local improvements failed to formally
accept the work. The company was al-
of Paper Company, and My
ron Jordan in Encounter.
BLOWS FOLLOW A DISPUTE
Called a Liar. Mr. Dwiqht Resents
and a Lively Rough and Tumble
Ensue on Paving.
In a dispute over a business claim
this afternoon Myron Jordan and
H . E. Dwight, the tri-city rep
resentative of the Dwight Bros. Paper
company of Chicago came to blows on
the corner- of Second avenue and Nine
teenth street, and for a few minutes
engaged in a lively rough and tumble
on the pavement. The stories of tho
two belligerents do not disagree as to
the circumstances. They had had
some dispute over an account for which
Mr. Dwight demanded settjement, and
in the heat of the argument Mr. Jor
dan called Mr. Dwight a liar.
Mr. Dwight responded that though
a smaller man than Air. .Ionian, ana
physically handicapped, he would not
allow any man to designate him by
that name. The two men then ex
changed blows, and when they were
separated by Alderman William Trefz
and others Mr. Dwight was on top.
Mr. Jordan is a man of powerful
physique, while Mr. Dwight is a man
of smaller build, and has the misfor-
a crippled baud.
cities of the state.
Il-Ii for Mlliui.
The council received a formal invita
tion from the executive committee in
charge of the celebration to be held in
Milan Oct. 21 to commemorate the com
plevion of the Hennepin canal, for the
council to participate in this celebra
tion, and asking the city to assist in
the cost of the event. The invitation
was; accepted, the council voting to at
tend. The request for assistance was
also favorably nceived. and $l'im) was
aprropi iated for the celebration. Ald
erman Smith protested, holding that
the sentiment in Milan does not war
rant Hock Island in assisting the vil
lage, it having been openly said by
Milan citizens, he stated, that Milan
wants nothing from Rock Island, lie
held that the fact that Milan consulted
Da-enport, and, as he understood, re
fused to give Rock Island businessmen
ant? Rock Island musicians an oppor
tunity for a share of the business re
sulting from the celebration, would
warrant Kock Island in declining any
financial aid. Alderman Ostrom stated
that he. too, had heard similar senti
ments from Milan citizens, but he urg
ed action, notwithstanding, and amend
ed Alderman Oberg's motion to give
lowed $11.12:1. The Peoples Construe
citizens generally ami uie saioou men turn company was allowed $0,077.50 on tune to have
as well, would be more practical, and ( the No. 2 sewer account. The Krown
it is possible that a duplicate of this 'ell company was allowed $l,0S5 on its
ordinance may be presented to the 1 bill for the installation of the new boil
council in the near future. It will be Crs at the waterworks pumping station,
remembered that the Illinois Liquor Tl Sixth Ward Improvement asso
Dei leis' Protective association, at its ( elation presented a petition for the cou
reejtit convention here, urged the gen- struction of a drain on Twenty-fifth
eral adoption of tins ordinance in the -street from Nintl
io permit uie widening oi me sirect. himy. Written notices must bear si
Tlie matter was referred to the mayor, nature and address.!
city engineer, street and alley commit
tee, to report at the next meeting.
At I'liinp, Nut KcMi-rvolr.
The report of Superintendent J. W.
Cavanaugh of the waterworks depart
ment proved a revelation. The report
shows that a large portion of the leak
age in the water pumped at the pumn-
ing station was through the old llolly-
Gaskcll pump, now undergoing repairs
During September the water was all
pumped by the new Snow pump, and
with 1 pu- cent allowed for slippage in
the new pump, the figures show that
there was a 29 per cent slippage in tin
otu pump, instead or in per cent, as
had been estimated. This difference
has long been generally attributed to
the leak in the reservoir basins. The
superintendent stated that by placin
a meter at the clear water basin at the
reservoir it will be possible to secure
data of the leakage at the reservoir.
This matter was referred to the water
works commit tee and the superintend
ent, with power to act.
The superintendent's report shows
75.uol.000 gallons pumped in Septem
ber, this being a daily average of
2,511,800 gallons. The superintendent
estimates that nearly 1,000,000 gallons
fSoi-icty news, written or telephoned
to tin; society editor of The Ariins, will
he cladly received and published. But
to Eleventh avenue, cither case tli identity of the sender
. c i. ..... . must be tnaae. Known, to insure rena-
Farewell Reception for Teacher. A
farewell reception was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Larrison,
$11 Forty-third street, by the teachers
of the primary department of Spencer
Memorial church for Mrs. J. A. Pauley.
Mr. and Mrs. Pauley and son Archie
are preparing to remove to Spokane,
Wash. Mrs. Pauly has taught in the
primary department for some time, and
all the members greatly regret her de
parture. The teachers present were:
Mrs. Larrison, superintendent; Mrs.
Smick, Miss Bennett, Miss Anders,
Miss Neil, and Miss Sloctitn. Each
one was requested to bring a friend.
During the evening a short musical
program was rendered, and lunch was
served, after which Mrs. Smick, in be
half of the teachers, presented Mrs.
Pauley with an elegant hand -painted
the second floor, but the cause is not
known. The department responded and
"xtinguished the blaze in a few minutes.
GUILT IS PROVED
NOT AS IT LOOKS
he New Twenty-fourth Street
Bridge Will be Ready for Traf
fic at End of the 90 Days.
Postoffice Officials Reply to Statement
Made in Behalf of the Late
MUST BE OPENED NOV. 15
Postoffice Inspectors Stewart, Bun
sen and Allmon, who are at work on
the accounts of the late James Far
rand, who committed suicide after be
ing arrested for the alleged pilfering
of mail packages during his long term
as superintendent of carriers of the
Davenport oflice, have issued a state
ment replying to that made by George
II. Farrand, brother of the dead man.
The latter, it will be recalled, stated
that his brother was innocent of" any
serious crime, having merely taken
cash out leaving a memoranda in each
instance. The inspectors refute George
Farrand's statement completely, de
claring that James Farrand was under
suspicion for over a year and it was
not till after he had been absolutely
proven guilty that they arrested him.
It is stated that so far $4oo in cash has
been found to be missing and that many
valuable papers have been destroyed
which the government will be put to
great expense in duplicating.
Will Have an Old-Fashioned Fiddling
Contest at the Illinois Theater,
Oct. 15, for Benefit Fund.
$150 to read $200. Alderman Ober
explained that his inclination was that of water a day was saved
the city should give $::oo, but he
thought that $150 was a fair donation
in view of the city's financial condition,
and extraordinary expenses this year.
Ailont 'Inn Orlln:iii-r,
Two ordinances were adopted by the
council, one amending the water rem
rates in relation to closets, and making
a rate of $: a year for operating water
washing machine motors, and the other
prohibiting the sale of animals not
properly drawn at the time of slaugh
ter. The latter ordinance is one rec
ommended by the state board of health,
and in force in many cities of the state,
l-'or NniiiiiiK lloiilt-vartl.
A Certain Cure for Croup Used far
Ten Years Without a Failure.
W. C. Bott, a Star City, Intl., hard
ware merchant, is enthusiastic in his
praise of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. His children have all been sub
ject to croup and he has used this
remedy for the past 10 years, an 1
though thev much feared the croup,
his wife and he always felt safe upon
I retiring when a bottle of Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy was in the house.
His oldest child was subject to severe
attacks of croup, but this remedy
never failed to effect a speedy euro.
A novel entertainment has been ar
ranged for by the firemen of the city
to be given the evening of Oct. 15 at
the Illinois theater, the proceeds to be
added to the firemen's benefit fund.
The entertainment is termed an old
time fiddlers' contest and will include
competitive playing in every style of
fiddling and in rendition of selections.
The judges selected are Mayor II. C.
Schaffer, Alderman J. R. Ti'ckis and
Alderman Charles Oberg. The con
testants will not be charged any ad
mission fee and all who desire to en
ter are asked to hand in their names
to the firemen. Entries must bo mad.?
before 7 o'clock the evening of the
In addition to the contests in music
there will be buck and wing dancing.
clog dancing and jigging, all by local
talent, old stvle double shuffle dances
and an old fashioned cotillion. Sin
ing ami banjo and guitar music will
be included in the program. Prizes
are ottered, and me nest an arouni
fiddler of the evening will receive tli?
He has recommended it to friends an:l
Alderman Lawler, acting along the neighbors and all who have used it say
line of various suggestions heretofore that it is unequaled for croup and
published in The Argus, presented an whooping cough. For sale by all drut
ordinance providing for naming Sev- gists.
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t-f lmktrt arc v
We do one of the
largest volumes of
in this section as a
result of invariably
offering the public
hats that are abso
right. Our hats
express distinct in
dividuality as well
beauty at prices
well within the
scope of all ladies.
Moline Woman's Club. The first
meeting of the Moii.v; Woman's club
will be held Sattt.dJv afternoon fiiid
will be president's day. Ucpr??enta
tives from all the clubs of tha three
cities will be present and tn- urogram
will consist of greetings from these
representatives. Miss Katheriti? Gest
will represent the Lessing Verein of
this city, a club composd o' ladies
who are studying the German lan
The Illinois Federation of Women's
clubs will convene at Blooniingtor
Oct. 15 to IS and Mrs. C. S McDanie's
will attend as represcnta'le from the
Monday Study club.
Spalding Study Club Meets. The
Spalding Study club heir! its regular
meeting la:st rvonmg wKh the new of
ficers presidii. A very interesting
program was given as follows: Open
ing hymn, "Iead Kindly Light, duet.
Misses Allele Geiger and Josie Auld;
vocal selection. Miss Frankie Norton;
instrumental solo. Miss Xe-iie Muriin;
X. Y. Z. and remarks by Dean J. J.
Quinn. The papers on the Holy Grail
were read by Miss Agues Sexton. M's.
Russ, Miss Bessie M; :D inald and Miss
Mary Murrin. A new program com
mittee was appointed, namely: . M.s.
Rusk, Miss Xellie Man in, Mis Joseph
ine Sexton and Miss Rose McIIugh.
The president also appointed Miss
Adele Geiger to be the accompanist
for the opening hymn at eich meeting.
Miscellaneous Shower Mrs. J. P.
McCaffery and Mrs. Frances Klath, at
their home. 311 Nineteenth street, en
tertained last evening at a miscella
neous shower in honor of Miss Lillie
Goedecke, an October bride. Many
beautiful and useful articles were pre
sented to Miss Goedecke as memen
toes of the occasion. The evening was
spent with music and a guessing cou-
test. Prizes were awarded to Miss
King, Mrs. Paul, and Mrs. Henry Goe
decke. A dainty luncheon was served
by the hostesses.
Married 66 Years. Mr. and Mrs.
James A. Harness yesterday celebrated
the 6Gth anniversary of their marriage
at their home in Reynolds, which was
attended by only the immediate fam
ily. Mary Bephuran and James Har
ness were married in West Rocaffo,
Ky., Oct. 7, 1841, and In 18C3 came to
Illinois. Six children were born to
them, three of whom are living, Harry
and William of Reynolds and George
of Defiance, Iowa. Mr. Harness wa3
89 years old Oct. 1 and Mrs. Harness
will be 88 Oct. 19.
STREET PARADE ABANDONED
Will Not Be Held in Connection Witn
the Bethany Minstrels.
The street parade to have been
given in Moline and Rock Island in
connection with the Bethany Dome
minstrels has been abandoned on ac
count of illness in the family of the
gentleman who had charge of it
Those admitted to the rehearsals Jf
the end men for the coming entertain
merit are having some good laughs
in advance. The following are the
names of some of the people who are
to amuse the public the 17th and ISth
of Oct.: Miss Lou Harris, scrub wo
man; Zoe Bernhardt and Myra Bear
end ladies: Dr. Robert Pearce and
John Colligan, end men; Walter Ros
enfield. messenger boy. Those from
Moline arc: Miss Frankie Hemen
way, Miss Lina Kennedy, Mrs. Ada Kn
trikin-Peterson assisted by Miss Ann
Sehillenger, A. T. Foster, Herbert Mc
Keever, John Samuels, Fred leavens
bell boy, and Mr. Donald, bootblack.
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner 20th streeth and 4th avenue.
Fire Damages Residence..
Fire damaged the residence of J. C.
Morrison, 1228 Fortieth street, last ev
i ening at 9 o'clock to the extent of about
I $100. The fire started in a closet on
Y. Bayne Says Floor Will Be Laid
and One Sidewalk Completed at
End of Specified Time.
The present appearance of the work
on the new bridge being constructed at
Twenty-fourth street would indicate
that there is little possibility of com
pleting the structure for traffic by the
end of the time limit allowed, Nov. 15.
but A. Y. Bayne, senior member of the
contracting firm, today asserted that at
least one sidewalk and the flooring for
earns will be down by that time. Mr.
Bayne arrived in the city yesterday and
will remain till the latter part of the
week to attend to matters with Super-
ntendent McLaiu necessary to push
In About Half Done.
Considering the bridge and approach
together, the entire structure at pres-
nt is about half completed. The ap
proach is not quite filled, but will be
within a week or two. Two more piers
remain to be constructed, cement work
must be added to the old ones, and the
abutment at the north end is still to be
placed. This portion of the work is
tedious, being all cement work and re
quiring a long time for filling in. Ce
ment work is also under way on the
floor over the railroad tracks, where
here will be a different and improved'
form over the old bridge. The cement
will protect the iron work from the
sulphur and fumes of the locomotives
is they pass underneath. The cement
will be covered above with brick pav-
ng. The floor in the remainder of the
bridge will be of wood with brick paving.
Arr I'lnriiiK ilrlTM.
The girders next to the two remain
ig old spans at the north end are at
present being placed, and when these
tie fastened the removal of the old
-pans will be begun. The iron parts, as
fast as they are torn away, will be low
ered to barges underneath and towed
o shore. The dismanteling of the two
remaining spans will be started within
The laying of the sidewalk, fio'rand
brick paving will be comparatively fast
work, once the girders are in place, and
it will require little time to finish up
that portion of the bridge.
The contractors have made less head
way than they had anticipated. Dilli
culty has been met in securing labor,
though the best wages are being paid.
Other difficulties have resulted in de
lays and retardetl the progress of the
work of removing the old bridge.
''i i V' I";
LIGHT A GAS HEATER AND IN A
FEW MINUTES, AT REALLY NO
EXPENSE, YOUR BEDROOM IS FINE
OUR GAS HEATERS
TO ATTACH TO THE FIXTURE, DO
NOT GIVE OFF ANY OFFENSIVE
ODORS, ARE PERFECTLY SAFE,
GIVE OUT PLENTY OF HEAT, AND
THE COST TO OPERATE IS BUT A
HALF A CENT OR SO AN HOUR.
PRICED AT $1.75 AND UP.
REMEMBER, WE PIPE HOUSES
Illinois Theater Building,
On the Corner.
Dr. Louis Ostrom is in Chicago, at
tending a meeting of car and throat
.Miss Ethel Fry departed last night
for Murdo, S. D. where she expects
to make her home.
O. H. Means, formerly of this city
and now located at Burlington, was iu
the city yesterday for a brief visit.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gauley and sons
James and Clarence left this morning
for California, where they will spend
The Misses Amy Henderson and
Claire VanGalder left yesterday for
Milwaukee, where they will attend the
national convention of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary society.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Sperry left today
for West Virginia where they will
visit Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor for
merly of this city. They will also
visit the Jamestown exposition.
People's Power Co.,
100 E. 17th St.
How to Cure a Cold.
The question of how to cure a cold
without unnecessary loss of time io
one in which we are all more or less
interested, for the quicker a cold is
gotten rid of the less the danger of
pneumonia and other serious diseases.
B. W. L. Hall of Waverly. Va.. has
sod Chamberlain's Cough Remedy far
ears and says: "l hrmly believe
BREAK DOWN ON ROAD
Engine Goes Wrong Near Gencseo and
an Hour is Lost Will Be Out
Two Days in Illinois.
The second trade excursion of Dav
enport business men undertaken this
season left the city early this morning
on a two days' invasion of Illinois.
driving rod on the engine pulling the
special train on the Rock Island was
fractured near Gencseo and another
locomotive had to be sent out, the ex
cursion arriving an hour behind sched
uie. Two days will be spent on the
road, the most. remote point reached
being Peoria, where the boomers will
spend tonight. 1
Will Give Entertainment..
An entertainment, consisting of the
dramatization of Dickens' "Cricket on
the Hearth," will be given at the Y.
M. C. A. auditorium Nov. 29. Miss Iva
Pearce will have charge. The proceeds
go to the Association Helpers.
Drops Casting on Foot.
Richard Boos, 541 Twenty-fourth
street, while at work at the Rock Is
land Plow company's factory yesterday
afternoon, dropped a piece of casting
on his foot, badly crushing the bones
He was taken to his home in the pa
The pain In ma's head has gone,
She's as happy. as can be,
Her health Is right, her temper bright,
Since taking Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea at night.
Harper House pharmacy, i .
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to b
absolutely the best preparation on tho
market for colds. I have recommeni
cd it to my friends and they all agree
with me." For sale by all druggists.
De Witt's Kidney and Bladder Pills
relieve backache, weak kidneys, and
inflammation of the bladder. Sold by
We Pleased Your Neighbor.
No matter where you live Rock Island, Moline or Davenport we
have business with some of your neighbors, and have pleased them.
That's why we have come to be the leaders in business of loaning
money on household goods, pianos, teams, or other personal property,
You don't know that your neighbor obtained money of us, and he
won't learn of it if you should get some.
Our low rates, good plans, and square business methods have made
friends for us among our customers.
We have three private offices for your benefit.
Long time (or short time), easy weekly or monthly payments.
$2.40 per week for 50 weeks repays a $100 loan.
Inquiry costs nothing. Write, telephone, or come In.
Tri-City Loan Co.,
Old Phone N. 2425. 219"4 Brady Street, Davenport
Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights,
Strecker & Lewis,
PAINTS and WALL PAPER
(Formerly P. J. Lee's)
A DISCOUNT OF TWENTY-FIVE PER
CENT ON WALL PAPER TO MAKE
ROOM FOR THE INCOMING SPRING
STOCK. ESTIMATES FURNISHED
ON PAINTING, ETC.
1429-1431 2nd Ave. Phone 718K Old, 5452 New.