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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JANUARY 14. 1908.
PUT OFF ELECTION
Business Men's Association
Names Committee to Nomi
THE ATTENDANCE IS SMALL
Proposed Ordinance of Union Electric
Telephone Company Discussed
.Rating Books Issued.
A meeting of tho Rock Island Busi
ness Men's association was held hist
evening in the office of A. 1$. Miner
& Co., in the Rock Island house. Ono
of the. piain matters wUich was to
come before tho ivetinis, the annual
election of officers and members of
the board of directors, was postjKmed
on account of the small attendance.
Upon motion, G. J I. Kingsbury, who
presided in the unavoidable absence of F.
T. Myers, president of the association,
appointed a nominating committee,
consisting of .1. I'. Dolly, H. W. Tre
mann and Dr. V. H. J-uuVwIg. This
committee will select a certain mini
her of nominees for each oUice and
these will be voted on later, either by
mail, 'ballot or at another meeting.
Considerable discussion was given the!
matter of the selection of oliicers, it i
being conceded by those present that j
energetic and prominent, business emen j
should.be given the management of I
the association if it is t.) lo maintained
on a firm footing...
I tilting Secretary Albert Huber sub
mitted his annual report. In it lie
stated that the membership of the as
sociation at present is Stl. in which
number a comparatively small per cent
of butchers and grocers are represent
ed. He spoke of the rule of the asso
ciation on profitless advertising, which
was being generally observed by the
association with beneficial results. He i
advocated firm opposition to the. par
cels post law and a close insight into j
the pending telephone matter.
Secretary Ralph Ijainout read the !
report of tho treasurer, K. It. McKown. ;
which showed the association to have
a fund of over $2'") on hand at present,
though bills are outstanding. It was
6tated that the financial outlook of the
association appears better at present
than for some time past as many items
of annual expense have been disposed
of and will not come up again during
Telephone flatter llixeuN-seil,
The proposed ordinance of the
Union Electric. Telephone company,
now before the council, was d'scussed
at length. Various sentiments were
expressed by those present, but the
majority were opposed to the proposed
measure. It was stated as the firm
belief of several that there is no likeli
hood of the company's plant, here being
dismantled if tho ordinance fails of
passage, as plans, it was stated, are
on foot for the auction of the com
pany's equipment and property here,
if the ordinance is not adopted, and
the continuance of the company under
the old franchise on a'smaller capitali
zation, which, it is claimed, will place
the system on a paying basis. Some
of the members affirmed that such an
outline of the future policy of the com
pany came from one directly connected
with the company. Ot Iters stated that
the Central Union Telephone company
is connected in the matter, with the
idea that, should a ruling be made
against the Central Union in the pend-
ing litigation before the state supreme
court, that company might secure the
, stock of the new company, which it
was claimed options have been given,
and the Bell piople could continue to
operate under a franchise as favorable
as the present one in most respects.
Mine for Delay.
The general feeling being against
; too hasty or radical action it was
moved that it be the sense of the
meeting that action on the ordinance
bv the citv council be deferred till
We find the big store overstocked -greatly overstocked and
for one week prior to taking our inventory we are oing to offer
-trade inducements that will move a big portion of it quickly.
action' - o:
On any piece of Furniture in the big store; nothing reserved. Consider what 20 means it
means 1-5 off; it means buying a dollar's worth for 80 cents; it means that if a chair was $5 you get
it this week for $4; it means that if a Dining Table was $10, this week it will be $8; if a Couch was
$15 the price during this sale will be $12; it means that if a Sideboard was $20 the price will be $16;
if a Parlor Suite was $30 the price, less 20, will be $24; and so on throughout the entire line of
Furniture. This is our first clearance sale we want to make it a winner apd impress you with
the money-saving opportunity offered by it.
324-326-328 Brady Street
For One Week.
So Come in
rumors of the intentions of the two
companies be investigated. A commit
tee, upon motion, was appointed by
the chairman, consisting of Dr. W. 11.
Ludewi;;, M. V. Tremann and Albert
Huber, to be present at the meeting
of the 'Commit tee. of the whole of the
city council this evening and voice
the association's views, anil others
were urged to be present.
Among those who discussed the tel
ephone situation were I Jr. W. 11. Lude-
wig, ;. H. Kingsbury. Albert Huber.
A." Schoessel. J. P. Dolly and It. W.
niwiiNM Car Mirnl.
i. B. Strayer of South ltock Island
iiought to the attention of the meet
ing the fast scliediiie uiion winch the
jong View car line is being operated.
and stated that the association should
urge the city council to demand a
less dangerous speed, lie stated that,
the line is run for the greater part on
narrow streets where two wagons can
not pass on either side of the track.
and that the list of accidents on the
line is proof of the inadvisability of
such a schedule. In opposition some
of those present stated that the sched
ule was an advantage to the business
men. affording quick transit. No ae
on was taken on the matter.
ItnlioK Hook DiMtribulrd.
Some .of tiie rating books, which
have" been completed, were distributed
and the others will bo delivered within
the week. The ratings are the first
ssued since September, I HOC.
1707 It AVt
Rock Island. III.
The winters' social functions
always deman'd little prizes or
gifts and we believe no jewelry
store in Rock Island is so well
equipped to aid you in a selec
tion as ours.
-' An assertion of this kind re
fers to things desirable from
the standpoint of true quality
and artistic excellence within a
price' range sufficiently varied to
. meet ail demands.
707 29 AVI
Rock Island, lu.
Receipts to.lay: Wheat, LM'; corn.
"7; oats, 17:!; hogs, oiinno; cattle,
Sim); sheep, Kl.ntso.
Kstimated receipts Wednesday:
Wheat, US; coin. ZiA: oats. 11:2: hogs.
Hug market opened strong to f
cents higher. Light, $l.nr.rf'4.::.";
good heavy, XMTtdv -1.40 ; rough heavy,
$4.ur(fr4.1"i; light, $ 1.1(14. in.
Cattle market, opened slow.
Sheep market opened weak.
Visible supply of grain wheat de
crease, ;iM.(;oo; corn increase, 28S,0iO;
oats increase. 4 S.tiOO. . ;
.Market reports incomplete account
poor wire service.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
lower, corn ' lower.
Liverpool closed Wheat to
lower, corn lower.
WAVES DURING STORM
RUN RIOT AT HAVANA
Light on Morro Castle, 185 Feet High,
Is Hidden by the
Havana, Jan. 14. A heavy sea has
been running in the gulf since Sunday,
and waves have broken over the sea
wall and flooded Malecon, the drive
on the guit snore, along wnicn are
many fine residences. The macadam
ioad way has been destroyed. Portions
of the suburb of Vedado are Hooded.
One fireman was drowned and one fa
tally injured while engaged in the work
of rescuing persons threatend by inun
dation. The light on Morro castle,
which is 1S5 feet above the sea level,
is sometimes hidden by spray caused
by the sea breaking on the rock on
which it is built.
litteii or t li'iliiiH-(l
r Hi I he Aiirns, will
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock Feed and Fuel.
Koek Island, Jan. 14. l-'ollowing are
the wholesale quotations on the market
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 23c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, Sc
per pound; hens, per pound. 7c; ducks,
per pound, 7c to Sc; turkeys per pound
12c to K'.c; geese per pound 7c to Sc.
Butter Dairy, 2Jc to 24c.
Vegetables Potatoes, 50c; onions,
G5c to COc.
Hogs $1.00 to $1.40.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $C75.
Cattle Steers $3.50 to $5.00; cows
and heifers $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $1.00
to $5.50. '
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn 51c to 54c; oats, 45c.
Forage Timothy hay, $tl to $13;
prairie, $9.00 to $11.00; clover, $10.00
to $11.00; straw, $0.00.
Wood Hard, per load, $5.00 to $5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
f.S:it:ty news, 1
to the society edit
lie nhnlly received iimi publish tJ. lJul
in either case the identity el' the iiench-r
must he i;i;ide known, t iiisiii'u relia
bility. Written in 4 ices must bear sitf
n.it in and address.
Music Students' Club. The Music
Students' club nut -yesU rday jifterimon
at the studio of Miss Gertrude IJiani
gan in (he old 'library building. The
subject of the smtl class w;is Liszt
as a composed still1 'nirahjicr. in charge'
of Miss Mela'" Lercli anil Mis. Henry
Mat they. The program follows:
Vocal, "Koeiiig in Kchule" Li.-v:t
Piano. "Liebes Traiinie," No. 3. . .Liszt
Vocal, "Die Drei Zigetiner" Liszt
Mrs. Mat i hey.
Pir.no, "Valse Impromptu" Liszt
Miss Lt rch.
The next .meeting will be Jan. -20
with Mrs. F. P. P.eniis, Ml;: Treniont
avenue, Davenport. It will be a mis
cellaneous meeting in charge of six-
il jiltschild of Davenport yesterday en
iciiaiiHd at. a luncheon at the Outing
club for Mr. and Mrs. Mayer A. Loeb
of Cincinnati, who are visit in;j in tin
14. Following are
market quotations today;
May. 104. 105, 10-1, 10
July, 98&, 991,4, 98, 99.
September, 95 , 95, 95'i
' May. 59. 00, 59; 00,
July. BS, 59. r.S
September, 58 , 59
C9. 39 :
July. 47, 47, 40.
September, 39, 39.
January, closed 13.10.. .
May, 13.50, 13.C2,. 13.50, 13.C2
January. 7.85, 7.87, 7.82, 7.S7
May, S.05, 8.12, 805, 8.12.
January, C.90, 0.85, 0.90, 0.95
May, 7.22, 7.27, 7.17, 727.
K. of C. to Give Dance. The Allow,
council. No. ;r,s. Knights of C-oPimbus.
v. ill give a dance at tii'-ir hall tomor
row night. Members of the " Mo-iue
and Davenport councils have been in
vited. Emerald Club Dance. Tiie KmeraM
club will give a dancing parly -Tiiurs-i!:iv
evening at Industrial ball.
WOMEN GOVERN TH BOAFD
Ohio Minister Resigns as Mem
ber of School Commission.
Hamilton, Ohio, Jan. II. l'ev.
Charles Williams has iv.-igned as a
member of the Somim-rville board of
education. At the Xowmher clerti-ei
j three women wen; elected members
;nud at the first, meeting in January
elected IhemSL'lves the officers of the
biwrd. Mr. Williams then announced
that he would resign and he made his
word good. It is understood thai, a
woman will be chosen to (ill lh vacancy.
The system aim
tho Wotin n nami
were iiil'id ni 'd tl:
to a mi ! I i. ia. i , ,
all. was si i'l IK
in I )i -t Moines.
The ex. fin. lo which swa
induced to furnish money
Known, Inn Ihe tickets were
was uaearthed b
nts. electing one o!
d i'.i the bookk-l.
at she bad just gone
hut Maiy White, tht
Hid dainty of I hem
and could b
ihe couple sold
sn:ois to wnom
afti-r Maty proved unsatisfactory
Many' htleis f'ont persons desiriliL
WlVeS Wcio'soied by the oificerft.
RECOKD OF COURT HOUSE
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours. .
T.' J. Blackmore of llaller & Black
more. Pittsburg, pa., says: A snort
time since I procured a bottle of Dr
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism. H
got me out of the house in 24 hours.
took to my bed with rheumatism
nine months ago and Dr. Detchon s
Relief for Rheumatism is the only
medicine that did me any good. 1
had five of the best physicians in the
city, but I received very little relief
from them. I know Dr. Detchon's Re
lief for Rheumatism to be what it ts
represented and take pleasure in rec
ommending it to other poor sufferers."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Secon 1
avenue, Rock Island; Gust Schleg'il
& Son, 20 West Second street, Daven
Bad Stomach Trouble Cured.
Having been sick for the past two
years with a bald stomach trouble, a
friend cave me a dose of Chamber
lain's Stomach and IJver Tablets.
They did me so much good that I
bought a bottle of them and have used
12 bottles in all. Today I am well of
a bad stomach trouble. Mrs. John
Lowe, Cooper, Maine. These tablets
are for sale by all druggists.
Annual Meeting of Beta Theta Pi
Fraternity. The annual mooting of
the Tri-eity alumni chapter of I5e!a
Theta Pi fraternity was held hist even
ing at the Outing club. Davenport. M.
F. Tillinghast was reelected president
and Dr. Raymond E. Peck was reelect
ed secretary. Dinner was served at 7
and following it. Mr. Tillinghast. acting
as toastmaster. called on different
members for short talks. P.eta songs
were sung and the evening spent in
good old college ways. Tho Ueta
Theta Pi fraternity is one of the
strongest and most favorably known
of college Greek letter fratem'ties.
There are upwards of 05 college chap
ters and about the same number of
alumni chapters with a large meniber-1
ship. The local chapter has a mem
bership of about. 2", Dr. II. W. Reed
of this' city being a member.
Zircon Club at Birthday Party.
Miss Ethel Cameron last, evening en
tertained the members of the Zircon
club in honor of her birthday anniver
sary at her home, S12 Second avenue.
Various games contributed to the
evening's amusement the winners of
the prizes being Miss Eleanor Daale,
Mrs. Robert Raiison. Miss Edna Rains
Miss Marian Lawwill and Miss Clara
Tarpy. A delicious birthday supper
was served and later there was music
both vocal and 'instrumental.
' Many Sleighing Parties. The first
reallv- cood Kleiirhimr f the year was
taken advantaen m" last, evening and
many merry crowds were out to enjoy
it. Parties drove about town and
usually ended with enjoying a hot
supper at the home of one of the party,
or at the Tower inn.
IS FOUND AT DES KOINES
Quantity of Literature Seized
closes Charms of 150 Fair
All the new3 all the time The Argus.
Lodges Will Have Banquet. t'cal
lodge. No. COS. I. O. O. F., will enter
tain Swedish. Olive lodge of Mol'me
Thursday evening at their hall. The
first desrreo will Im out on and will be
followed by a banquet.
Luncheon for Visitors. Mr. ; nd
Mrs. J. Deutsch .ami Mr. and Mrs. A.
Des Moines, Iowa. Jan. 14. When
William Powers and his wife were ar
rested yesterday by order of Chief All-
man of the Great Northern railway's
secret service for securing tickets on
bogus order:;, it. was found that a. mat
rimonial plant had been invaded. A
large quantity of literature and a bun
dle of letters were found in their
apartments. Tho woman went by the
name of Mary White.
Copies of a pamphlet containing
photographs and minute description of
the charms of 150 girls were found.
Real Estate Transfers.
Theodoie E. Lutide!! to Vauderslise.
lot 2S. block 2. Chase ti Wright's addi
tion, Moline. ?n0.
Theodore K. Luiiih-!! to Newton W
Vanih islise. lot block 2, Chase &
Wiighi's addition, Moliuc. $200.
Thec ioie E. Lnndell to William 1 1
White, lot. 29. mock 2, Chase K
Wright's addition, .Msiine. $2'M.
Charles ll. White to Joini Swanson.
lots 1, 2. block In::, village of East Mo
Margate; Criswol! and J. A. Criswel'.
to (iearge .1. Hinderer, loi. 3, block 2
I'ixen Ac Young's addition. Milan. $2KJ.
Moses H. Tu! Mo to Henry W. Eber
le, part west one half southwest, quar
lor section lO-l'.-2-.v. ?2,2:il.
Grace V. Harper ar..l Stuart Ilarpei
to William E. Itauoy. tract, in north
cast, quarier section 2-1 7-2w $1.
A Cure for Misery.
"I have found a cure for the miserj
malaria poison produces,' says R. M
James of Louellen, S. C. "It's called
Electric Hitters, and comes in 50 cent
bottles. It breaks tip a case of chill?
or a bilious attack in almost no time;
and it puts yellow jaundice clean out
of commission." This great tonic
medicine ami blood purifier gives
quick relief in all stomach, liver and
kidney complaints and the misery of
lame back. Sold under guarantee at
Vou Qant Seat
Love "snaps" and ginger bread?
They're best when made with
- is lh
KNABE PIANO of to!.,--
i. r l i
e result oi sever.iy-c-uu
years of devotion to the develop
ment and perfecting of one li i :yt.
These threescore years and len
have been employed in making .
Kncibe better in each detail of ton.-,
touch, durability and worL.Ti2nf!iip.
Three generations of the Icusc of
Knabe have given their whole lime,
thought and energy their very
life lo the accomplishment of 1L2
ambition to make the KnaLe Piar.5
as near perfection as human tLi.?,
ingenuity and modern method;
could devise. How well they have
succeeded is shown in die New
Models of Grands ar.d Upriyhls
now on exhibition in olt warr
rooms. You will al leaci be in
terested in seeing and hearir.g ik?;
superb instruments, and we :1k-1
be pleased to have you call.
Our special piano prcpoj-.
tion will enable you to pur
chase a Knabe on terms
that will suit you.
1720-2 Srci.nU Avrnar,
Kot-k Island, III.
Delightful on bread. Best for every
thing that's better with a syrup on.
In air-tieht tins, 10c, 25c, 50c
It Eats Up Rust.
6-54 will make an old. rusty
Stove, or Stove Pipe, look like new,
because it eats up rust. When you
act up your Stoves, this Fall, give
them a coat of 6-5-4; il is applied
ilks paint, will not rub off and
SHINliS ITSELF. Itolso
Fcr Said by All Hardware Dealers.