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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY JANUARY 17, 1908.
IS CHOSEN AGAIN
Dr. G. L. Eyster is Reelected
. President of Rock Island .
Club by Directors.
NErV BOARD ORGANIZES
Officers and Two Committee Are Se
lected at First Meeting Three
.Dr. G. L. Eyster was reelected
president of the Hook Island Club last
evening at the meeting of the now
hoard of din-dors, held for the pur
1M)S of organization. Dr. Eyster has
served the club as president for one
term and during the year has man
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Rock Island Industrial commission
which it brought about, has accom
plished much and the reelection of
' fet i .;V..t&&
ban which operates between Galesburgj
and Monmouth, is conducting a sur-'
vey for au extension from Monmouth-
to Oquawka. A party was started out
yesterday. It is said that the farmers
aiorg the proposed route are, manifest
ing great interest, and it is expected
will subscribe for much stock.
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IteHiTtt-ri l'rsi.li nt Itock Island r!ul.
aged the club's affairs in a very satis
factory manner. The club during the
year through the organization of th
JOIIX V. WELCH.
K;iin riiosin Sfiiftary of IliM'k Island
Jr. Eysser insures an,ith?r year o ag
O'her olliceis elected by the direc
Vico President II. C. Hartz.
Sec: etary -J. W't Welch.
Treasurer .M. S. lleagy.
.1. Y. Welch has servi'd a number
jf years as secretary of the club and
M. S. lle.igy fs reeU-cted to the position
a I treasuier.
The directors elected two commit
'ees, liie t-xecntivo conmiirtee. coin
IA)sed of I. S. While, Mayer Levi and
.1. Vv Parker, and the house commit
Ue, composed of Warren 11. Rock. M
S. IL-agy aiid P,. C. liar:. The other
.standing committees of the club are
o be uanud by the executive commit
tov', and will be made up before? I lie
;ext meeting of tin board of directors
FEEL SHORTAGE OF FUNDS
WITH SALOONS CLOSED
Muscatine Authorities Investigating
Licensing of Butcher Shops and
Groceries to Raise Revenue.
Muscatine, facing the problem of
raising funds to take the place of the
saloon license money cut off through
the closing of all saloons in the city,
is setting about raising revenue by
other means. The city attorney has
been asked by the council to look np
the law with reference to the amount
of license fees that may bo tacked
upon pool tables, butcher shops, gro
cery stores, teamsters, etc. The city
now has a deficit of $25.(M) and the
banks have refused to advance money
for current expenses till some means
of raising revenue is devised.
Surveying to Oquawka.
The Rock Island Southern interur-
WR CHOKfcD WITH ICE
ARE 10 REQUIRED?
City Attorney is of the Opinion
ThatTheater Ordinance Has
Understood, However, That Even
Though Measure Is in Force, It
Will Not Remain a Law.
The Ferry Compelled to Re.nain at the
Doat Yard Last Two Days.
The ferry was forced to remain at
the boat yard yesterday and today on
account of the mass of ice which the
irop in" temperature produced. The
south wind which prevailed today
forced the floating mass against the
Davenport shore, where is was as
dense as a solid coating. The two
"old nights just past froze a solid sur
face near the island shore, out as far
.is the draw pier and extending down
o a point opposite the foot of Nine
Trolley Wire Breaks.
The breaking oi a trolley wire at
Sixth avenue and Twentieth street
this morning shortly after S o'clock
for a time tied up the Ixmg View and
Klin street lines. The break was re
paired and the schedule resumed in
about an liotK.
What ordinance regulating theaters
isi in force in Rock Island? j
The Question Is differently answered
by- many, it being understood of course
to apply to the 'status of the ordinance
making the license fee $25 for each
K'O performances. This ordinance was
passed two weeks ago, with but one
dissenting vote. Then at the meeting
last Monday some of the aldermen, be
coming aware of their error in such
hasty action on a measure of this char
acter, proposed a reconsideration, the
vote being 9 to 5 in favor of recon
sfderation. Had one more alderman
voted for reconsideration, there would
be no question as to the status of the
ordinance, but City Attorney J. F.
Witter holds that even with but. nine
votes in the affirmative the ordinance
was virtually reconsidered, and is not
now legally an ordinance. His posi
tion is that the city has only one thea
ter ordinance, that making the license
$5t a year.
Cnu't SI a ml, Auyvmy.
And even though the city attorney
be wrong in his interpretation of the
council rules of order, the ordinance
will not. stand. For it is understood
that a new ordinance making a flat
license rate of $150 or $200 a yeaf wiTl
be submitted to the council at an early
date. This will make a flat rate for
The city attorney bases his conten
tion on the fact that there is nothing
in the city ordinances which states a
two-thirds vote to be necessary for re-
consideration of a question, and while
Robert's rules of order contains such
a rule, this can hardly be assumed to
apply to a legislative body which may
repeal any of its acts by a bare ma
jority vote. The argument is that if
the aldermen can repeal their action
by a majority, why should it be neces
sary to have a two-thirds vote to ac
complish the same thing, or a less im
V A Mermen Do Not Know.
The aldermen, those who have been
questioned in the matter, say they sup
pose the new ordinance fis in force,
but all admit -that they do not know
what the authority is for the parlia
mentary requirement of a two-thirds
vote. Those favoring reconsideration
say "it doesn't matter, there wilt be i
Those' favoring the measure say Lie
mayor's ruling, not being appealed
from, is final and determines the status
of tlie ordinance.
C. M. ANGEL LEAVES THE CITY
Has Sold Interest in Bartlett Tea Store
to V. R. Goble.
C. M. Angel,, who has been part own
er of the Bartlett Bros, tea and coffee
store, has disposed of his interests in
the store to his former partner, V. R.
Goble, who was president of the firm.
Mr. Angel was treasurer. The change
took effect this week. Mr. Angel will
remove with his family to Chicago to
morrow, lie having accepted a posit ion
as traveling salesman for an eastern
tea and coffee house. His new work
will bring him to Rock Island about
once a month.
of the Father and the saving of the
world. A touching account was given
of Christ's crucifixion, of the betrayal
of his disciples,, the trial, the slapping
of Jesus' face, placing the thorns on
his head, driving the nails through his
hands and feet and during all this
time he uttered not a word save
"Father forgive them for they know
not what they do." At the close of
the service one young lady came for
ward to confess Christ after which
two young men and a little girl were
baptized. J. H. Davis sang a beautiful
solo, "Will Papa Come There." The
large chorus and orchestra assisted in
WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIS1?
Subject of Evangelist Martin's Sermon
at Christian Church.
A large audience was present last
evening at the revival services at. the
Memorial Christian church to hear
Evangelist Sumner T. Martin who
spoke on the subject, "What Think Ye
of Christ?" Mr. Martin made refer
ence to Christ's life, his miracles his
temptations, baptism, death and resur
rection all of which were for the glory
'NJURED WHILE COASTING
Davenport Youth Sustains Two Frac
tures of Leg in Accident
Joe Grwe, a 19 year old Davenport
boy employed at the Red Jacket Man
ufacturing company's office, was the
victim of a coasting accident last even
ing on the Grand avenue hill in Dav
enport. Tho party was making its
last trip down the hill about 9:30.
when the runner of one of the sleds
broke, scattering the coasters, in all
directions. Get we was thrown against
the curbing and sustained two frac
tures of his leg.
ARGUS TO PUBLISH
"THE MYSTERY" S00H
Is Tale of the Sea, by Stewart Edward
. White and Samuel Hopkins
I. 0. 0. F. CONFER DEGREE
Swedish Oiive Lodge, Moline, Assists
Peal lodge, No. COS, I. O. O. F., last
evening at Odd Fellows' hall, conferred
the. first degree upon three candidates,
the degree team of Swedish Olive
lodge. No.' 583, Moline, being in charge
About 250 were present. A banquet
followed the ceremonies and a social
session closed the evening's program.
It is very important and in fact it Is
absolutely necessary to health that we
give relief to the stomach promptly
at the first signs of trouble. Take
something otice in a while; especially
after meals; something like Kodol for
dyspepsia and indigestion. It will en
able your stomach to do its work prop
erly. Sold by all druggists.
The Argus has secured for publica
tion in serial form the fascinating
story, "The Mystery," by Stewart Ed
ward White and Samuel Hopkins
Adams. Publication will begin In an
early Issue. The story, which is one
of the sea and possesses all the fascin
ation of such tales, is so absorbing that
it holds the interest of the most jaded
novel reader. The illustrations are by
Parker. Here are some of the com
ments of the press upon this most in
teresting work of two well known au
thors: Stimulating to the jaded imagination
and abounding- in the elements that
produce suspense. A story to
tie read rather than criticized beeauso
the thrill is not to be analyzed. Phila
This romance of benevolent Intelli
gence racing against the blind, uncom
prehending forces of volcanic nature,
while struggling at the same time to
cope with unintelligent greed, is em
phatically calculated to make a jaded
novel-reading public sit up, and in more
senses than one. New York Sun.
Out-rivals in action Stevenson's wild
est chronicle of the sea. Chicago Ev
The theme is one of those compounds
of pseudo-science and vividly imagina
tive accessories with which many an-'
other romancer, from Jules Verne down,
has worked miracles in the matter of
interesting plots; but 'The Mystery"'
stands head and srfoulders above most
of them. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS
Meat Market Proprietors Agree tJ
Shut Up Shoos.
All meat markets east of Twentieth
street will be closed all day Sunday
from OcL 1 -to May 1.
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Will be the
Last Day of
the Big Six
WE shall close our extra special BIG SIX Sale tomorrow, Saturday, night. This will end the most liberal and most successful clothing sale ever held in
the month of January in Rock-Island. This is not only due to these big; generous bargains, but it has always been a rule of the M. K. to keep faith
with the public. Everybody knows what to expect when we say special. Unless you have been supplied from this sale make it a point to be on deck tomorrow
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Choice of our finest silk
lined Suits and Over
coats that sold from $28
Choice of our finest Chil
dren's Suits that sold up
to $10, including all the
Buddy Tuckerand beau
tiful Peter Pan Suits
Choice of any of the
finest Overcoats and
Reefer Coats for boys
and children up to the
age of 16, which sold up
Choice of the finest
Trousers for men, in
cluding all the pure
worsteds, which sold
from $5.85 to $7.50
Choice of our finest
wool Underwear up to
$2, for 'these four days
only the price will be $1,
and the finest union suits
which sold up $4.50
Choice of our finest
Negligee Shirts, which
sold up to $2, including
those stunning pleated
READ BETWEEN THE SQUARES
38c 75c $1.13 $2.96 $1.50 Half Price for $2.80 I 75c 38c 25c
FOR ALL . FOR ALL FOR ALL FOR ALL FOR ALL .All FsiIlCV Stiff FOR SHEEP FOR MEN'S FOR MEN'S FOR ALL
5Cc NEGLIGEE $1 DRESS $1.50 DRESS $3.95 UNION MADE $2.00 DRESS ' LINED HEAVY 50c CAPS, 75c 50o
fc1"11"113- oniKTo, , SHIRTS. PANTS. SHIRTS, Bosom Shirts DUCK COATS. DUCK COATS. FOR $1 CAPS. UNDERWEAR.
$100 Reward $1.88 38c 18c $4.14 boys caps iq 75c Overalls and
s AT 25
IF WE FAIL TO FULFILL A SIN- FOR MEN'S FINE FOR CHOICE FOR CHOICE FOR MEN'S FINE REDUCTION ON FOR MEN'S VnT hVlirfc f '
GLE PROMISE OUR ADS PER CENT " JE IV PU w C
CALL FOR, PUT US 52.50 UNION OF ALL 50c-, OF ALL 25c HAND-TAILORED MEN'S AND $1.50 J T
TO THE TEST. MADE PANTS. SUSPENDERS. SUSPENDERS. TROUSERS. v LESS' BOYS SHOES. SWEATERS. KCQUCCCl -TjllCGS
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YOUNG MEN'S $1.00 $1.88 $2.63 CHILDREN'S ,' T 4 33c 10', 18c EXTRAORDINARY
SUITS AT A RE- FOR A LOT OF FOR CHOICE FOR CHOICE SWEATERS VCStS at FOR WAY'S REDUCTION FOR WAY'S UNCOMMON
DUCTION OF $2 HATS. ' OF ALL OF ALL OhA I AQQ 50c ON TRUNKS AND 25c ADVANTAGES IN
ONE-FOURTH. ALL LATE STYLES. $2.50 HATS. ' $3.50 HATS. HALF PRICE. Vlie-lIlirU MUFFLERS. VALISES. 1 MUFFLERS. BUYING HERE.