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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26; 1907.
I Uil I1LII U I U I bill
Union Electric Company Soon
to Ask for Right to Install
v Automatic Exchange
AND CHANGE IN RATES
Will Mean Complete Overhauling of
Plant and Inauguration of Entire
' It lias been announced authoritative
ly that the Union Electric Telephone
& Telegraph company is soon to ap
ply to the city council for a new fran
chise ordinance which will in effect
give the company permission to in
stall an automatic exchange system in
this city. The change from the pres
ent manual system to the automatic
will necessitate a complete overhaul
ing of the plant, and the installation
of practically a new plant and new
Want ConclilioiiM ('linnae!.
. Rasing its claim on the benefits to
be derived, and the expenditure in
volved, the company will ask the coun
cil to relieve it of the franchise tax
on Its receipts, and to increase the
maximum rate from $:' to $o2 a year.
These changes in the condition under
which it operates have already been
applied for by the company.
A representative of the company
states that even witli these changes
and the resulting relief afforded the
new company, it will still have less
privileges than its competitor, the Cen
tral Union Telephone company, which
pays no franchise tax and stubbornly
refuses to concede the city's authori
ty to regulate its rate fur telephone
The advantages of the automatic ex
change system and its advance in pop
ularity have been discussed hereto
fore iii The Argus.
DRUG STOCK BADLY
DAMAGED BY WATER
System Meant to Extinguish Fire
Causes Loss in Hartz & Bahnsen
Fire broke out on the second floor
of the Hartz & Bahnsen company
wholesale drug house last evening
about 0:15. The manner in which it
started is mysterious, as no fire of any
kind was near at the time. Discovery
of the blaze was made by a clerk down
stairs, who immediately summoned the
fire department. In the meantime
vacuum water pipes so regulated for
fire that 200 degrees of heat melt a
cap and let water flow into the room,
were pouring water on the stock. Con
siderable damage resulted from this,
the. exact amount not being known,
i ne firemen had to find their way into
the cellar to stop the water supply,
and then used, chemicals to extinguish
the blaze. The vacuum pipes directly
over a supply of corks, which were
burning, did not work, and the frre
continued to burn till the chemicals
were brought into use. The loss will
probably exceed $1,000, and it is said
may amount to as much as $5,000.
Board Meets .Tuesday.
The regular meeting of the board of
supervisors is to be held next Tues
day. This is one of the more impor
tant sessions of the year. The ques
tion of a bridge over Rock river at Co
lona will be considered.
This is mv bahv
just about two X?
ISWClD SANTOS j
TELLS OF CRUISE
Congressman McKinney Ad
dresses Tr'-City Press Club,
Whose Guest He Was
AT THE REGULAR MEETING
Dinner and Business Session at Har
per Followed by Talk on Condi
tions in Far East
11 ER Ai-buckles Certified Old Santos.
because she came from Santos way down in Brazil
the largest coffee shipping port in the world and she
is just old enough to understand the art of pleasing
simply to perfection.
The daintiest member of the Coffee Bean family, she is at once
charming and alluring, but requires the four-fold protection of the
Avbuckles from her delicately mild and sensitive character.
All the Coffees from Santos are not mild and pleasing, but this
Arbuckjes' Certified Old Santos is delicate, delicious and true to
She is perfection, brought right up to your coffee
pot by the precaution of thrpe protective wrappers and
that light covering that has made the ArbuckW famous.
A dainty sip for a dainty lip.
"40 cctib worth of A.budlri variout Ortlfitd C-ffeea--special ptlai--cial price while they
THE DAWN OF XMAS PURCHASING IS UPON US. WE
ARE PREPARED WITH THE GRANDEST LINE OF
WATCH ES,4 DIAMONDS,, JEWELRY AND NOVELTIES
EVER SHOWN IN THIS VICINITY.
DO YOUR PURCHASING NOW. A SMALL DE
POSIT SECURES ANY ARTICLE IN OUR STORE. '
Jeweler and Optometrist
Opposite Harper House
The regular monthly meeting af the
Tri-City Press Club was held last eve
ning at the Harper house, where the
members of the club entertained as
the guest of the evening Congressman
.lames McKinney of Aledo. Minehost
Charles Mcliugh and Manager Wey of
the hotel had made careful prepara
tions for the party, aniVa most excel
lent dinner was served In the north
cafe. Following the repast, the newly
elected president of the club, Val. J.
Peter of this city, presented a mes
sage in which he made variolas sug
gestions for the year, and named the
standing committees. The appoint
ment of a special committee to revise
and reprint the constitution and by
laws and a historical sketch of the
club, was suggested and provided for,
the committee named being composed
of II. P. Simpson, B. F. Tillinghast and
V. F. Eastman.
The standing committees are:
Reception B. F. Tillinghast, II. P.
Simpson, J. H. McKeever, Robert Rex
dale, P. S. McGlynn. J. E. Calkins and
John Slimline, all former presidents of
Entertainment R. W. Cram, John M.
Colligan and D. C. Poole.
Mutual Advantage Fred J. Mueller,
J. F. Iattner and J. II. McKeev,er.
Public Good Malcolm McKinnon,
IK P. Simpson and P. A. Richter.
Conferences on Matters of Public
Welfare E. P. Adler, J. B. Richard
son, Ed Lischer, A. Peterson, E. B.
Sharon. J. K. Brandenburg, F. J. Muel
ler, J. H. McKeever, W. F. Eastman,
and Val J. Peter.
Ralph YV. Cram, chairman of the en
tertainment committee, reiKirted on the
arrangements for the coming lecture
of Dr. Griggs at the Grand Opera
house at Davenport, Dec. 0, for the
club. Dr. Griggs is one of the most
popular lecturers in the country, and
has many warm friends in the three
The club arranged to hold the Dc-cV-mhcr
meeting the evening of the
lecture, and Dr. Griggs will be the
guest of the club and the ladies at a
dinner at the Turner hall at that time.
The -entertainment committee - was
authorized to select the lecture sub
Tell of IMiilippinen.
At the request of the club president,
Congressman McKinney addressed the
newspaper men, telling of his experi
ences ana observations while on his
recent trip to the Philippines and Chi-
a . and Japan. The congressman's
talk proved to be highly interesting
and instructive, and he discussed at
some length the problems which liis
observations had a bearing on. Be
ing a member of the committee on
territ.orities. Congressman McKinney
desired to Ieam something of the Pa
cific possessions of the United States,
and so he with others of the commit
tee boarded a transport and started.
The first stop was at Hawaii, where
the visitors were accorded much at
tention, having gone there at the offi
cial invitation of the governor. They
found the people dissatisfied with the
last navigation laws, and reached the
conclusion that there was justice in
the complaint, made.
The congressmen met Queen Lil, the
deposed ruler of the Sandwich is-
' At ;unm.
The party visited Midway and Guam
enroute to Manila, and these spots
were described as delightful ones.
At Manila the visitors were enter
tained by General Wood and the island
commission, and were the guests of
he Quill club at a banquet at which
between 400 and 500 men dined, and
also at a banquet by the Business
Men's association, with a like number
The- Important Inlnnd.i.
A trip of 17 days was made to the
south from Manila, and all of the more'
important of the thousand or more is
lands were visited. The congressman
saw the Moro in his native haunts.
Mr. McKinney met the sultan of Sulu,
not the one of the comic opera, but the
real sultan. He says the sultan has
traveled considerably, and is talking
of coming to the United States. Wheth
er he will bring his 200 wives with him
or not is not known.
Cfa incite Are Friends.
From Manila Mr. McKinney went to
Hongkong, and spent some time there
before starting on the cruise up the
China coast, one of the most danger
ous in the world. On the trip a num
ber of bad storms and a typhoon were
encountered. The interior was visited
and at SI Nan Foo the congressman
was received by the governor of the
province, which, though of no greater
area than Missouri, has 30,000,000 pop
ulation. Mr. McKinney was Informed
by the governor, through an interpre
ter, that the Chinese regard the United
States as China's firmest and most dis
interested friend, and believe that If
the country escapes disintegration, It
will be through American f influence.
any portion of Chinese territory, but
merely asks a fair deal and the same
consideration and privileges of trade
that are accorded the other nations.
Among; lhr Japx.
The experiences of Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Kinney among the Japanese were of
particular interest. The coitgressman
made the trip to Japan on a Japanese
ship. It was during a critical time in
the relations of the United States and
Japan, and yet, Mr. McKinney states,
he nSver received more courteous
treatment. He visited Mogi, Kohi.
Tckio, and other Japanese cities. Mr.
McKinney, in response to a query as
:o his observations as to the equality
between the Japs and Americans, re
plied that he found that the Japs were
Df fine physical development, and an
lbstemious people. He considers them
inferior in intelligence, and though the
greatest copyists in the world, are de
void of originality and inventive geni
us. They ore unfair in trade, not only
with foreigners, but among themselves,
yet are most critical of anything in
Jther people that may tend to indicate
"Everything that is said in the Uni
ted States about Japan and the Japan
ese is known to the people there," said
-Mr. McKinney, and he explained that
the Japanese newspapers, the strongest
and most influential of which are pub
lished in English, being wide awake
and aggressive. These papers are sup
plied with the Associated Press reports
and are given the service as promptly
as in the United States. '
Tnlkx of TranNpurti.
In speaking of his trip, Mr. McKin
ney told of the United States transport
service, which was taken advantage of
for a part of the trip. He is in favor
of .improvements which will make the
transports larger and much faster
boats, believing .that this is necessary
in order to provide an efficient service.
From this discussion the congress
man's remarks were directed, through
questions by the members of the Press
club, to the question of ship subsidy,
and his observations while on his trip.
Mr. McKinney said that he favors ship
subsidy on a plain tonnage basis, as
ship subsidy, provided the objections
made because of the combinations and
trusts which now attempt to control
the ship lines, are removed. The ob
jections to ship subsidy, he explained,
arise from the fact of the control of
these eombjjies, and if the subsidy can
be given to any but the trusts, and in
a way to be beneficial, he favors it.
He stated, however, that in his opin
ion ship subsidy should be accompan
ied by certain corrective legislation.
Yesterday afternoon Congressman
McKinney Visited Rock Island arsenal,
and held a long conference with Colo
nel F. E. Hobbs. He expressed him
self as very much impressed with the
new commandant at the arsenal The
conference was on the subject -of the
needs of the arsenal. " "
, Closed all
190V 1(103-. 2nd. Aye. B OCg ISLMJO
THANKSG I VING
Are You Prepared
To saunter out on Thanksgiving Day in suitable raiment? If not, you
better see us at once, for you will get some useful reminders here in the
way of quality and prices. For instance,
Many new features in later models
$15, $18, $20, $25
Some smashing novelties just out and
just in at
$15, $18, $20, $22.50
DISCOVERED HERE LONG AGO
St. Louis Learns How to Phone by
Now comes the St. Louis Republic
giving details of the "discovery" of
telephoning without putting the mouth
to the transmitter, by pressing the lat
ter against the chest while speaking.
The Republic makes a front page
story of it and discourses upon the
possibilities of the new system. Here
in Rock Island the same thing was
discovered months ago and Robert
Rexdale claims the honor, the result
of his experimenting being published
in The Argus. Any time St. Louis
gets ahead of Rock Island.
BUTTERWORTH IS TO
HEAD DEERE & CO.
Chosen as Successor to Late Charles
Deere at Stockholders' Meeting
. The stockholders of Deere & Co. yes
terday afternoon met and elected the
President William Butterworth.-
Treasurer and Director B. F. Peek.
Vice Presidents C. C. Weber , and
VV. L. Velie.
Mr. Butterworth, formerly treasurer
and director, succeeds the late Charles
Deere. Mr. "Peek being chosen to suc
ceed M. Butterworth. Two vice presi
dents, instead pr one as in the past,
were chosen, Mr. Weber succeeding
himself and Mr. Velie being elected as
the second vice president.
OFFICERS OF BROTHERHOOD
Chosen by Men of First Methodist
Church at Meeting.
The Brotherhood of the First Meth
odist church last evening held Its
monthly meeting in the church parlors.
Officers to serve for the next three
months were elected as follows:
President J. T. Noftsker.
First Vice President A. L. Bruner.
Second Vice President E. II. John
Secretary A. E. Fehlman.
Treasurer G. W. Bucsner.
.A social hour was spent after the
ROCK ISLAND MEN PRESENT
Local Judges and Attorneys Speak at
A number of the members of the
Rock Island County Bar association
attended the memorial exercises of the
Henry county association yesterday at
Cambridge, for the late Harry Reherd,
J. A. Streed, Hiram Bigelow. and T
H. Chesley. Fitting memorial resolu
tions were adopted, and addresses
made by nearly all of the Henry coun
ty attorneys, and by Judge Gest, Judgu
Olmsted, Hon. William Jackson, Hon.
William' McEhiry, and W. A. Meese.
Judge Hand of the supreme court and
Charles K. Ladd of Kewanee also made
Widely recommenced for its curing
qualities. Its reputation for superior
merit has stood for 30 years. Nothing
so good for Indigestion, constipation
rheumatism and bad blood as Hoi-
Good for dress, good for comfort, good at all times, and exceptionally
good for the jirice S15.00. S18.00, S20.00
intra correct shades for dress, street and driving; standard
makes : 50c t S3.00
New, dainty and attractive patterns in shirts, plain and pleated
bosoms, regular or coat f0 to 2 00
Heavy underwear at medium prices.
Three Up -to -Date Markets
311 Twentieth Street.
1006 Third ave. 3802 Fourteenth Ave.
Hster'n Rockv Mountain Tpo 3.t ronts
; Mr. McKinney, in response, stated that I tea or tablets. Harper House phar-
me Liiiica owes uas no aesire ior'macy.
thte week on Sterling Silver or
Triple Plated Ware i.will add
much to the looks and usefulness
of your table service. ?
We will make a special show
ing of Ice Cream, Berry,. JellyK
Salad and Vegetable Servers.
Knives, Forks and Spoons for
every special use. These .goods
are of the newest" designing.
We'd like you to see them. ' 1
, 1702 Second Avenue., ,
Now that Thanksgiving
is at Hand
THE QUESTION ARISES WHERE TO GET THE BEST POULTRY
AT THE LOWEST PRICES. WE ARE PREPARED TO FILL
YOUR WANTS IN THIS RESPECT WITH PRICES AS LOW AS
THE LOWEST. NOTE THE FOLLOWING BARGAINS IN THANKS
Fresh Dressed Turkeys, per lb 20
Fresh Dressed Geese, per lb 14
Fresh Dressed Ducks, per lb 14
Fresh Dressed Spring Chickens, per lb... 14
All our poultry is drawn.
Iast year's chickens 13
YOUR FOR CASH,
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
lacorpo rated Cade the State Law. 4 Per Oat latereat Paid aa Deaaatta,
Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President R. R. Cable, P. Groenawalt,
H. P. Hull, Vice President William H. Dart, Phil MItchelL
P. Greenawalt. Cashier. .H. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, EL 8. Cable.
Began the business July 2, 1870 John Volk,
and occupies S. E. corner ol
Mitchell & Lynde building. Solicitors Jackson ft Hurst