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THE "ARGUS, FRIDAY. JAXITARY 24. 1008.
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NEW CAPITAL INTERESTED
III ROCK ISLAND PLOW GO.
Rumored Changes in In
dustry Control Are Fin
BIG GAIN FOR THE CITY
Heavy Capitalists Acquire
Rumors that have been afloat for
some time of important developments
affecting the control of the Rock Is
land Plow company were today veri
fied by The Argus. Extensive hold
ings of stock in the corporation have
passed into new hands by pur
chase, with the consequent prospect of
changes in the board of directors at a
meeting to be held in the near future.
tiik i:v s r iisoi.ii:ns.
The new stockholders are John P.
Weyerhaeuser, Fred C. Dcnkmann, S.
S. Davis, T. B. Davis and W. H. Mar
shall, the other principal owners re
maining as heretofore Phil Mitchell,
F. H. Griggs, I. S. White and the J. F.
Robinson estate. From these taken as
a- whole the incoming directors will br
chosen itt a few days.
. Phil Mitchell is expected to remain
as president of tne coenpany, his name
.heading the list of stockholders. The
capital stock remains as heretofore,
The lecal managers and superintend
ents are not to be changed, the only
statement which could be obtained
from the company today being that the
business will be continued as hereto
fore, and that the factory will be rush
ed with increased vigor to fill orders.
MKWS u (11.
1 While those in a position to speak
for the company decline to discuss for
publication any of the plans, it is known
that the reorganization means much for
Rock Island. It promises the strength
ening of the company's hands by the in.
teresting of idded capital and energy,
and it promises the broadening not
only of its output and the opportuni
ties for development, but the widen
ing of its commercial field throughout
the country. '
m m:si; possum. rni:s.
Information which, altnough not fully
authenticated, seems to be not without
v All bur 50c underwear, boys' caps, children's
sweaters, men's $1.50 sweaters, and stiff bosom
foundation, has been gained to the ef
fect that the future will develop en
largement of the plant on a scale that
will not confine its output to plows
and other agricultural implements, but
that its products may assume a much
more extended scope.
Further, so the current story goes,
not the least important -of the conse
quences of the enterprise now so hap
pily consummated, will be the full real
ization of the promised development of
the Rock river water power with its
limitless possibilities for the develop
ment of the industrial territory in the
west end and to the south of the city,
an end toward which the Rock Island
Industrial commission has been so
x aiito;hk.ti:krk k isi.axd.
As a matter of course, it remains for
time to disclose the full signifi
!cance of what the enlistment of tho
new interests in what is one of Rock
Island's most important and most wide
ly known industries involves, but it is
safe to say right here that it will in
sure for Rock Island's advancement
more than -many people dream of now,
It will be the greatest possible ele
ment in the making of a Greater Rock
funeral services were conducted
I his morning at 10 o'clock over the
remains of Sylvester V. McMaster
Rock Island's old and respected resi
d-:ir who passed away
ivorning when within a few months i
of his !)7th i year. A large!
assemblage of friends and relatives
gathered at the home, KI.'IO Twentieth
street, to pay their last tribute to the
former time-honored citizen. Rev. V.
S. Marquis delivered the funeral ser
mon, dwelling in las remarks upon the
long life which Mr. McMaster had been
permitted to live and upon his long
residence in this locality, enabling him
to familiarize himself closely with the
history of the region during the last
century. Miss Hattie Larkin gave two
Burial took place at Chippiannock
cemetery, the services there being pri
vate. The pallbearers were C. R.
Chamberlin. C. C. Truesdale, John R.
Warner. C. K. Mixler and W. M. Reck
of this city, and A. T. Foster of Moline.
The floral . offerings included one
lrom the teachers and pupils of the
Longfellow school and one from the
Moline lodge of Elks, of which his
son. George McMaster. is a member,
and many tributes from friends.. .
of Mr. and
j Mrs. W. H. Lodge, 113 Third avenue,
The Four Big Saving Opportunities at the M. & K.
will close Saturday night. Hundreds have feasted
on these unprecedented offerings and pronounced
them by far the greatest in the tri-cities. Remember
every article in the store is selling at a saving price.
Every articlepurchased means a substantial saving.
died last evening at the home of the
parents after a short sickness with
whooping cough. Burial took place
this afternoon at Chippiannock ceme
tery, following brief services at 3
o'clock at the heme in charge of Rev.
G. H. Sherwood.
Biggs Funeral. '
Short funeral services over the re
mains of Mrs. Susan Biggs were held
at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the home
of the daughter, Mrs. Sarah J. Lutz.
109 Third avenue, following which the
remains were taken oyer the Burling
ton to Fort Madison. Iowa, where
burial will take place tomorrow.
COIN THIEF IS ARRESTED
Man Who Broke Into Moline tigar
Store Caught by Local Police.
-Ed Plunkett, the man alleged to
have robbed C. D. "Woodyatfs Fif
teenth street cigar store in Moline
Monday night, securing about $50
worth of old coins, was arrested by
the Rock Island police today on Second
avenue and was this afternoon deliv
ered to the Moline authorities.
Plunkett was noticed Tuesday even
ing on a street car between this city
and Moline by a Moline dentist de
scribing to a friend an old coin. The
Incident was reiorted and the clew
led to Plunkett's arrest. He lives in
Harry; Davis, arrested Jan. 10,
charged with vagrancy, today took a
change of venue from v Magistrate
Elliott's court to Justice G. Albert
Johnson, where he is having a hearing
on the charge this afternoon.
ICE CREAM PLANT PROPOSED
Plans on Foot for Establishing a
Wholesale Concern Here.
Plans are materializing for the es-
' aajuuuy u:e crraui
piain eitner in ;uoiine or me east end
of this city, L. Z. Emery being the pro
moter of the project. Mr. Emery is
proprietor of the milk depot at C24
Fourth avenue, Moline. It is thought
the concern, which would conduct a
wholesale business, would be a paying
proposition, and a number of men
have become interested in the project.
Will Posotively End Tomorrow, Jan.
"We are giving with every 50 cent
purchase of tea, coffee, spice, extracts
and baking powder all kinds of china
and granite ware, free, as follows: tea
pots, tea kettles, salads, blue and white
enameled kettles, etc. Great Atlantic
& Pacific Tea company, "2S Twentieth
It 13 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 once in a while; especially
after meals; something like Kodol for
dyspepsia and indigestion. It will en
able your stomach to do its work prop-
I erly. Sold by all druggists
GLAD IT IS OVER
Young Man in Pleading Guilty
to Check Operations Tells
Story in Court.
L. MILLER IS SENTENCED
Goes to Penitentiary for Swindling Ho
tels with Bad Paper Squander
ed His Savings.
L. Miller, the young man brought
back here from Sheboygan, Wis., to
answer to a charge of obtaining money
by means of a confidence game, plead
guilty in the circuit court today and
was sentenced to the penitentiary by
Judge E. C. Graves. The young man
was charged with passing a bogus
check for $50 at the Harp r house, and
it was through Charles McHugh's ef
forts that he was located, arrested ami
brought here through extradition pa
Telia Hi Story.
The young inan in entering his plea
today told his story to the court. He
was born in Austria, and was educated
there, becoming a civil engineer. He
came to the United States and became
a traveling salesman. He had saved
about $1,500, when a few months ago
he started in to spend his money. He
found himself in it short lime without
any money. Then be started down.
He began check operations which ex
tended through Illiniiis, Iowa and Wis
consin, and finally led lo his capture
and arrest. He stated to the judge1
that he was glad ite had been arrest
ed and his career of dishonesty check.
ed. He said that he intends, after
paying the penalty for his offense, to
start over on the tight track and lead
an honest life.
Rene Steele plead guiliy in the comi
ty court to a larceny charge, and was
lined $15 and costs.
Ben Galley, charged with stealing
C4 pounds of brass scraps, plead guilty
in the. county court and was lined $1
THE DRUGGISTS TO BANQUET
County Association Will Hold Annual
Meeting at Hotel Harms.
The Rock Island County Retail Drug
gists will hold a banquet at the Hotel
Harms this evening at f o'clock, to
be followed with toasts and a social
session. It is the annual meeting and
the election of officers will take place.
The druggists will close iheir stores
early in the evening to permit their
presence at the meeting. "
13 ON BOTH . PLANS NOW
Commercial Hotel Equipped With Din
ing Room Conveniences..
J. P. Sexton, proprietor of the Com
mercial hotel, has equipped a pretty
dining room in the hostelry. Tht? new
feature, occupying the apartment for
merly the bar room, was. opened yes
terday. The hall is 20x4G feet and has
room for 12 tables. The kitchen, lo
cated south of the dining room, is neat
ly and conveniently equipped, and
i;ood service is afforded. Mr. Sexton
will hereafter conduct the hotel on
both the American and European
REV. C. C. SMITH WILL TALK
IS Speaker for Boys' Meeting at Y. M.
C. A. Sunday Afternoon.
Evangelist C. C. Smith of Chicago)
who last evening opened a series of re
vival meetings at the First Methodist
church, will give an illustrated talk to
the boys' meeting at the Y. M. C. A.
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Smith is a
forceful speaker, and made a favorable
impression when present in the city
during the Y. M. C. A. convention last
October, and will undoubtedly be greet
ed by a large audience. At the men s
meat ins Sundav Rev. C. D. Mayew.
pastor of the Baptist church at Silvis,
FRACTURES MAN'S SKULL
Fight in Davenport Results Disastrous
v ' ly for One Participant.
Ed Hackett, colored, is at St. Luke's
hospital, Davenport, with a fractured
skull as a result of a fight with Otto
Buttenschuerr yesterday afternoon
working on the new. gas plant being
constructed by the McCarthy Improve
ment company, by whom they are em
ployed, in the west end t( Davenport.
Buttenschuerr hit " Hackett with a
spade, knocking him off a 20 foot foun
dation and fracturing his skull. But
lenschuerr gave bonds for $:ltio for his
appearance for a hearing.
MOVES OFFICE FROM STATE
Eight-Hour Law Not Liked, Building
Goes Across the- Border.
St. Paul, Jan. 24. There is a sta
tion on the Northwestern railroad at
State Line, Wis., the depot beinc built
(ai the boundary line between Wiscon
sin and Michigan, a white stripe down
the side of the building showing the
division. The station stood mostly on
Badger soil, and the town has been
credited to Wisconsin. Since the pas
sage of the? Wisconsin eight-hour law
the company has moved the, depot
into Michigan. Th? postolliee desig
nated as State Line, Wis.,' is. not in
Wisconsin, and the agent-operator.
baggageman, express agent, postmas
ter has to put in more than eight hours'
Johnny Wanner left for Geneseo,
his home,' this noon, after a few days'
visit iu the city.
Rabbit lunch Saturday night ar.Deis
enroth's 'place. 1501 "Fourth" avenue.
Raked oysters at Joe Parker's Saiur
day night. 1430 Fourth avenue.
CES AFTER. TOMORROW
GASH FOR BREAKS
Jury Allows Seitz Estate $1,200
Damages in Suit Against
FOR INJURY TO SURFACE,
Case Was Based on Formation of Fis
sures, Alleged to Result from
Removal of Coal Underneath.
The jury in the circuit court which
has for two weeks being hearing the
case of Frederick Seitz, executor,
against the Coal Valley Mining com
pany, returned a verdict in court this
morning finding that the excavation of
coal under the Seitz property had
caused, damage to the surface of the
I land to the amount of SL200. The
damages. A verdict was agreed on
last night, but not returned till this
Cracka In' Surfiire.
The company held a coal lease, and
under this, in 1 902. carried on its mine
operations. 125 to 150 feet below the
surface. The evidence went to show
that the ground was cracked in various
directions, with enormous fissures
One of these was claimed to be so
large that a dead horse was let down
into it and the animal dropped out of
sight. .It was claimed that a number
of cracks appeared in the ceilar of tin-
residence, and that the foundation was
fhe defense of the company was
that it was not due to the mining of
the coal that the surface was damaged.
and an effort was also made to show
that if the mine operations had caused
tho cracks, it was more likely opera
tions not mentioned in the bill of the
plaintiff, rather than those under the
The suit was begun a little over
live years ago, nrst appearing on tne
docket in the January term. UtOH.
Haas & Weld represented the plain
tiff, and G. H. McKinley, Jr.. and E.
If. Stafford, both of Jackson. Hurst &
Stafford, appeared for the defendant
COMPOSER MACDOWELL DIES
Succumbs from Nervous Disorders in
New York Hospital.
New York, Jan. 21. Edward Alex
ander MacDowell. who has been rec
ognized as America's foremost com
poser, died at the Westminster hospi
tal at S o'clock las night. He was 4C
years old. In the spring of 19oG he
suffered a nervous collapse from
which he failed to recover. Mr. Mac
Dowell was born in this city Dec. 18.
ISfil. He studied - in Paris and at
Frankfort on Main, anfl taught the
piano at Darmstadt conservatory and
at Weisbaden. He returned to this
Black and Blue Suits.
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White and fancy shirts.
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White and fancy vests.
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Articles half price.
Stitf bosom Shirts.
Men's $1.00' Sweaters.
Men's pants, gloves and mittens, wool under
wear and flannel shirts at
Of the Reliable Sort Only at Our
Opticaf Department ' '
If you needv spectacles, eye
glasses, opera or field glasses,
eye glass clips, chain guards, or
expert repairing don't "hunt up
a bargain counter it's, time and
Buy of our reliable kinds and
get an nonest return, tor your
Full line of automobiles and auto
cycle goggles here. -
1702 Second Avenue, g
PATWT TRADE - MARKS,
Send for my froe book; "Hew to Oft
I'lifin." Invent something' useful. Thera
is money in lrac-tu-:il inventions, wh.-lli-T
large or small, tii-iul ili-srriplioii for
free opinion to p:it-nt;iliiliy.
JOSHUA R. H. POTTS, Lawyer,
HO Dearborn St., hienito.
3)6 Ninth St.. Washington.
92 Oh tnut St.. Philadelphia.
countVy in lSStf and took up his 'home
in Ilcston. In lXItO he became profes
sor of music at Columbia conserva
tory and held the posiiion :rtil 1!H)4.
In IWiT-ftS he was president of the
American Society of Musicians anl
Wireless Telegraphy Record.
While testing new receiving cones
at one of the' stations In Nova Scotia
recently tiAoperaior picked up a mes
sage from the Philippine islands, a dis
tance of nearly Vl,m miles. The mes
sage put all previous records far in
the rear. Among medicines. Hostetter's
Stomach Hitters occupies a similar po
sition. During Jtie past 51 years it
has made so' many cures of stomach,
liver, kidney and bowel complaints that
it has put all former records in the
rear. If you have, been experimenting
with other remedies stop at once and
get a bottle of this celebrated medi
cine from the druggist, grocer or gen
eral dealer. It will tone the digestive
system, regulate the bowels, and thus
enre and prevent poor appetite, heart-,
burn, -pour risings, sick headache, bil
iousness, dyspepsia, indigestion, female
ills, colds, grippe and malaria, fever