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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25. 1908.
South Rock Island Citizens are
Given Encouragement by
the City Council
IN ANNEXATION MOVEMENT
Promise of Water Mains for Fire Pro
tection is Only Thing Unsettled
The Map Controversy.
The South Rock Island annexation
matter was tip before the city council
last evening, and every side of the
question was pretty thoroughly dis
cussed. A committee from the prop
erty owners in the territory which it
Is proposed to annex was present, and
put up to the council the plain ques
tion, "What will the city of Rock Isl
and do for us In the way of schools,
street lights, police protection, street
and sidewalk grades, and water mains
for fire protection?"
The committee was given satisfac
tory assurances in regard to all mat
ters except that pertaining to water
mains for fire protection, and there is
reason to think that there will be no
difficulty about thin. The people of
the city may be surprised, however, to
know that the aldermen did r.otvinime
diately do everything within reason to
promote the movement to add this ter
ritory to the ci.y.
By Feb. 3 the council must have pre
sented to it. and art on, a petition for
annexation if the matter is to be sub
mitted to the people of the city at
the spring election. Monday evening
the council meets in committee of the
whole to discuss the matter further,
relative to the fire protection, and the
city engineer will have blue prints
showing the proposed territory and
plan of water mains which will pro
vide the needed fire protection.
The aldermen all deny emphatically
that they are opposed to annex;;! ion.
but their failure to assure this terri
tory the improvements possesses the
clemtut of danger in blinking the
movement. As a matter of fact tit.?
things askedWor are reasonable, and
are only such things as the people of
the territory, if they become voters
in the city, will have a right to de
mand, and will readily obtain, whether
they are assured now or not.
A lliilr Mile Mrip.
It is proposed now to annex a strip
extending from the wesN-rn limits of
the city to Thirtieth street, a half
mile wide. Th's would add an area
between a third and a half as large as
the present area of the city, and woul.l
add about 2.0iiii population to th. citv.
This is I hi; only direction in which the
city can grow, ;tnd failure to encourage
the movement should be held against
those in charge of the city administra
tion as a serious failure of duty.
The things on which the people of
South Rock Island are basing their de
cision in tile annexation matter are:
Better school facilities.
Permanent grades for streets, alleys
City delivery of mail.
Reasonable lighting of streets.
Reasonable police protection.
Water mains sufficient to give rea-
sonable fire protection.
I'rm-lli-nllj- All Anmiii-imI.
Practically everything in this list is
assured. The school district of the
city automatically annexes the teni
tory which is annexed to the city, by
reason of the provisions of the special
school charter under which the school
affairs of the city are conducted.
The board of education, as was stat
ed last evening, has a free hand in the
matter of providing school buildings
and equipment, aud is not bound by
the restrictions which prevail under
the general school law. . This makes
it certain that, in view of the liberal
and progressive course of the board of
ducat iem which has been maintained
for years, that South Rock Island peo
ple will be given every consideration
by that body should the territory come
under the jurisdiction of the board.
The city delivery of mail is assured,
absolutely. The Rock Island post of
fice is growing rapidly in the volume
The only baking powder
mode with Roy at Grape
Cream of Tartar
No Alum, Ik Lime Phosphate
of business handled and Its Importance
in the department, and the department
follows a liberal policy in the matter
of providing for the. extension of city
delivery to outlying territory. The
tract involved now enjoys rural free
delivery under the city office, and this
would be changed to city delivery in
case of annexation,
The law requires that grades be es
tablished when the property owners
ask for them, and it is -the custom to
fix grades for large districts at a time.
This matter will take care of itself in
case of annexation.
All of the aldermen, and Mayor
Schaffer. too, assure the people of
South Rock Island that if this tract
comes into the city it will be provided
with reasonable street lighting, a!
though lights cannot be placed on
everv intersection. As Mayor Schaffer
stated in discussing this phase of the j
matter last evening, the city does not I
now provide street lights to that ex
tent, and certainly would not be ex
pected to in the new territory. A
reasonable number of lights, however,
would be certain.
In the same way, police protection
would tie automatically extended to
cover the new territory. The people
of the proposed district, are, as was
stated by their representatives, aver
quiet and law abiding population, and
as Cornelius Donovan said, the fee?
of the justice of the peace there in
20 years have not been sufficient to
pay for the commission. To be sure
the city police have always been an
inllueuce and a protection for the res
idents of the territory outside of the
t iH-Ntion of Wntcr MiiIiin.
I'p to this point the council anil
Mayor Schaffer showed a ready en
couragement for the committee, and a
disposition to do everything possible
to encourage the proposition. But the
water main question is not settled. It
is likely that it will be Monday even
ing, when the aldermen have a chance
to see the. blue prints and realize that
the proposition is not such a mon-
rous one as it may appear.
Cot It Not t.rent.
The ciut of laying such water mains
as will be required to furnish adequate
fire protection it is estimated will not
exceed $r,,i"m or $fi.nim. The city en
gnu er sttited that roughly estimating
the matter, the investment would pay
for itself in six years if only a third
of the proptriy owners whose places
.;re along the line of the proposed
main:; subscribe for water. He stated
that on the hill mains required he be
lieved that the pips wouid pay for
itself in two years. '
Mayor Schaffer, viewing the proposi
tion from the question of private serv
ice mains, objected to laying these at
the expense of the general waterworks,
fund, the present system being one of
special taxation, the tax being re
bated to the property owner in water
rents, so that ultimately the city pays
the cost of laying the mains.
Mr. Donovan stated that this attitude
would positively kill the movement for
annexation, but some of the aldermen,
in discussing the matter, showed that
with such a situation as this, it would
bo a simple matter, and could be han
dled by the waterworks funds directly,
or by issuing bonds to cover the en
IC'lrc-iil;it i v-m lle:trl.
The council was addressed by Cor-
nelius Donovan, City Attorney Witter,
j George Seimon. Mr. Bollman, Mr.
Rvashar, JolinStapp and George Rich
mond. Mr. Siapp opposes annexation.
Mr. Brashar objects to making a divid
ing line this side of Rock river, and
-jr. Kicnnioiui opposes the movement.
The other spoke enthusiastically in fa
vor of the measure and urged the city
to make its position clear in the mai
ler. Alderman Anderson. Alderman Tuck
is and Alderman Smith all spoke favor
ing annexation, and indicating that
they would be in favor of giving the
South Fork Island people-assurance of
the improvements they desire. Mayor
Schaffer stated that he is not opposed
to annexation, but does not' take kind
ly to the idea of laying water mains
other than by special assessment.
City Attorney Wi'ter explained the
legal phases in detail, and spoke of
the mutual advantage both to the city
and the annexed territory. He showel
that the South Rock Island people
Judge Olmsted Places Selme
Nelson in Charge of Probation
Officer for the Present.
AWAY FROM HOME NIGHT
Court Names Miss Ramser to Look
After Her Two Offenders Plead
Guilty to Indictments.
Selnia Nelson, aged 14, was adjudg
ed a delinquent girl in the county
ourt today, and Judge R. W. Olmsted
rdered her to be placed in the cus-
ody of Miss Dina Ramser, the Rock
sland police matron, as probation of
icer. If the girl conducts herself prop
erly she will be allowed her freedom,
Hit otherwise she will be sent to the
The girl's parents charge that she is
Ticorrigible. She has been in the hab
t of staying away from home nights,
staying at a shanty downtown with
Two l'l.lul C; nitty.
Clarence Brooks, indicted for assault
vith a deadly weapon as the result of
i fracas at a dance given by colored
)eopie at Turner hall some months
igo, plead guilty in the county court
o the charge, and was sentenced to
JO days in jail and assessed thev costs.
4e drew a knife on William Goodwin.
The encounter was over a woman.
Arthur Mort, alias John Baker, plead
iuilty to larceny and was sentenced
o five days in jail and fined $5 and
:osts. He was charged with the theft
f about $0 from Joseph Counley.
t'ARLY SETTLER OF
COUNTY IS DEAD
D. Edwards, Who Located on Site
of Moline in 1839, Passed Away
in That City Today.
L. I). Kdwards. one of the oldest
enters of the county, died this morn
ing at 11:13 at the home of his son.
Adolph Edwards. 2311 Sixth avenue
Moline. of pneumonia. Mr. Edwards
was born in Vermont, Feb. 17, 1S2S
and at the age of 10 came west with
lis parents, driving one of the teams
...1. : i- 1 , 1 w. , . . . .
mcii nauieu tne party s prairie
chooners. He locatenl with his par
ents on the site of Moline in 1S39 and
ad lived in Rock Island county since
mat uate. He moved in 1S40 to
Hampton, later to Barstow. and--10
vears ago came to Moline again, liv
ing there since that time. He was an
ictive nie-mber of the Baptist church
The funeral will be held Monday
from the First Baptist church in Mo
line and the remains will be laid to
rest in a plat of ground near Barstow
known as Eel wards cemetery, which
'ie dedicated years ago for the purpose
tave as much interest in the city as
hough citizens of it, and pointed out
hat the advantage to result from the
.innexation would be mutual.
The Kluht INmiUon.
Alderman Tuckis voiced the general
;entiment in the city when he said,
'The city should certainly take this
tract, in now if the people want to
tiirae in. later the city will want an
nexation, and South Rock Island will
feel otherwise." He recalled the stunt
o the city's growth resulting from tue
tying up of the Bailey Davenport es-
atcs, and urged against anything that
might have have similar results.
lnp ( iinlnivrrH).
The difference, between City Engin
eer Wallace Irtichler ana President
Huebinger of the Iowa Publishing com
pany over the maps which the com
pany is making of the city, and for
which the council has subscribed for
1C copies at $25 each, were aired again.
At the last meeting the committee,
composed of M. Treichler, Hugh E.
Curtis and Marion E. Sweeney, was
instructed to continue the examination
of the maps. Mr. Curtis and Mr.
.Sweeney reported that they found the
maps very satisfactory, and that they
approve the work. Mr. Treichler re
ported that in a few hours he had
found 250 mistakes, which he was
ready to enumerate, the mistakes be
ing touna at the rate 01 about one a
minute during the time he spent ex
amining the work.
Mr. Huebinger was asked to produce
th maps before the Council, the city
engineer offering to point out enough
errors to satisfy every one of the ald
Mt. Huebinger said the maps could
not be produced last evening, but he
offered to produce them Wednesday,
and the council will then examine
them, Mr. Huebinger said that he has
been making maps for years, and that
this is a matter of personal pride with
him. He offered to pay the expenses
if the council would appoint three en
gineers to act with the city engineer,
and the two abstract men to pass on
the correctness of the map. This offer
was not accepted.
Mr. Huebinger said he would release
the city from its contract for the maps
if he was compelled to stand further
insinuations from the city engineer.
The controversy will be settled Wed
nesday. Mr. Huebinger states that the
council may either accept or reject
the maps then, and he will release the
city from its contract if there is tur-
Is Sent to Hospital.
judged insane by' a jury in the county
ourt yesterday and committed to
A'atertown hospital by Judge Olmsted.
He was adjudged Insane three years
ago, but released after six months
MUST ANSWER FOR CONTEMPT
Henry Kranbeck Is Cited for Failing
to Pay Alimony.
Henry Kranbeck was brought before
fudge E. C. Graves this morning for
ontempt of court for failure to pay
alimony according to the court's 1I2-
:ree. He gave bond to either obey
he decree or justify his failiite by, a
week from texlay. t
State's Attorney J. K. Scott confessed a
notion to dismiss in the case against
lohn Looney for extortion, and the
harge was dismissed. The motion
was based on the failure to bring the
matter to trial in time.
A praecipe in a suit for $2,000 to re
over on a $1,500 policy has been filed
iy Mrs. Mary K. orove against the
Standard Life and Accident company
)f Detroit. The suit was filed in "the
circuit court here yesterday. Mrs.
3rove's son was killed in the north
west, and the company has refused to
settle on the policy, which is payable
o her. Searle & Marshall represent
ANNUAL MEETINGS ARE HELD
Frederick Weyerhaeuser Attends Bus
iness Sessions Here.
Frederick Weyerhaeuser and his
sens. John p. Weyerhaeuser, R. M.
Weyerhaeuser and Charles Weyer
haeuser, spent the day here today at
tending annual meetings of local cor
porations in which the Weyerhaeuser
interests are important. These in
clude the local manufacturing and lum
ber companies, and corporations doing
business in Kansas and elsewhere
which arc organized under the laws of
Iowa. The stockholders in the latter
companies held their sessions in Dav
enport. The members of the Wever-
haeuser party arrived from St. Paul
this morning in a private car over the
Burlington, and are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Davis.
D UGGISTS HAVE ELECTION
G. W. Soehrbeck Named President of
County Retail Association.
The Rock Island County Retail Drug
gists met last evening at the Hote
Harms in its annual meeting and elect
ed the. following officers:
President G. W. Soehrbeck, Moline.
Vice President W. T. Hartz, Rock
Secretary Charles Brunstrom, Mo
line. Treasurer Gus Lindvall. Moline.
On account of the inability of the
executive committee paving the affair
in charge to make the desired arrange
ments, the banquet was postponed and
will be held at another meeting to be
called in the near future. About 20
were present last evening.
WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS
Meat Market Proprietors Agree tJ
Shut Up Shoos.
All meat markets east of Twentieth
street will be closed all day Sundays
froiQOcL 1 to May 1.
Gets a Jail Sentence.
Harry Davis, who was given a hear
ing 011 the charge of -vagrancy before
Justice G. Albert Johnson yesterday
afternoon after taking a change of
venue from Magistrate Elliott's court,
was sentenced to 20 days in jail in de
fault of the fine imposed.
Bids for Furnace Coal.
Bids for 10 tons of furnace coal for
the Old Ladies' home, may be sent to
Mts. I. S. Vhite, 1S19 Fifth avenue,
by noon. Monday, Jan. 27, the right
being reserved to reject any or all
bidS- f i
ADDRESSED TO SKEPTICS.
We dote on skeptics, just so he
is a skeptic with brains. We
love to get into our store the
man who says we do not make
clothes in our own workshop.
SEEING IS BELIEVING.
If he be an intelligent man, he
will plainly see and admit that
we do make our clothes and are
without doubt the busiest shop
WE WISH IT UNDERSTOOD
We cannot afford to make suits
below $20 or trousers below $5,
but at and above these prices we
guarantee strictly tailor-made
SEE US AT WORK.
Illi iois Theater Building.
TO HEAR REPORlSff
Ministerial Association to Dis
cuss Local Option Movement
NVITE MOLINE MINISTERS
Those Circulating Petitions to Attend
Rev. C. C. Smith to Conduct
Services at Methodist Church. ,
The Rock Island Ministerial associa
tion will hold a meeting at the 1. M.
C. A. Monday morning at 10:30. All
the ministers of Moline have been in
vited to attend, as well as those who
have been circulating petitions for
local option. A full report will he
made at this time of the work in con
nection with local option.
KvitUKrllnt to I'rrarli.
Evangelist C. C. Smith, who. is con
ducting revival services at the First
Methodist church, will conduct services
at that church tomorrow. In the morn
ing he will speak on the theme,
"Christ, Our Lord and Master," and in
the evening his subject will be, "Stand
Forth, Stretch Forth" He will also
conduct the Epworth league meeting.
Mr. Smith Vill be assisted by R. H.
Roper, the evangelistic singer, at all
the services. Mr. Smith is also a good
singer and adds much to the pleasure
of the meetings. The revival meet
ings which began Thursday evening
are creating much interest and are at
tended by large and appreciative au-
aicnces. a meeting will be held tins
evening at 7:30 and will be conducted
by Mr. Smith and Mr. Roper, assisted
by a large chorus choir of about r0
II-Kin n Itct Ivnl.
A. series of revival meetings will be
gin tomorrow evening at the Free Meth
odist church. Ninth avenue between
Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets, of
which Rev. John Harvey is pastor.
Beginning next Thursday evening the
district meeting will begin. Rev. II.
O. Hubbard, district elder, and others
will assist. The public is welcome to
Memorial C'liriKliun Ilrvlvnl.
Another full house greeted Evangel
ist S. T. Martin at the Memorial Chris
tian church last night. Accessions
were made to the church making just
oti since tne meetings began tlireo
weetts ago. The stereopticon was used
fo throw several hymns on the screen
also many fine views of the life of
Christ and last. "The Ninety and Nine"
was illustrated with many fine slides
as it was sung by" J. H. Davis.
"Abundantly Able to Save" was the
subject of Mr. Davis fine solo. A
ladies' quartet sang. Mr. Martin
preached on "The Prodigal's Return."
Seven were baptized.
Tonight his subject will be "Neglect
ing the Great Salvation." Mr. Davis
and Mrs. Skinner will sing a duet,
"Give Me Thy Heart." Rev. W. B.
Clemmer will use the stereopticon
again. The evangelist will call on the
people to mention their favorite hymn
in the opening service. This will
doubtless prove a most interesting
Tomorrow morning at 9:15 is the
bible school. The attendance mark is
set at. 300. All not, in Sunday school
elsewhere are urged to come.
The morning theme will be "The
Gospel Stream." A great men's
meeting will be held at " p. m. with an
address by the evangelist on "A Man
Among Thieves." Both the Sylvan
and Davenport quartets will sing. The
quartets will join in singing one piece.
The Sylvan quartet will render "Where
Will You Be When Eternity Dawns?"
In the evening the great subject of
Christian union and the pica of the
Christian church will be discussed.
The final meeting on Monday night
will be a jubilee service. All the new
converts will have reserved seats at
the front and the address will be to
them especially. After which the roll
of new members will be called and
the hand of fellowship extended. The
ordinance of Baptism will be admin
istered Sunday evening.
The Christian Endeavor of the Beth
el Presbyterian church has purchased
a new piano for use in the services
and it will be used for the first time
at the services tomorrow.
IN THE CHURCHES
Services in tne various churcnes wili
e held as follows tomorrow:
Trinity Episcopal churcn, Nine -
xenth street and Sixth avenue: Rev.
ranvlllt H. Sherwood, rector. Serv
ices at 7:30 and 10:45 a, m. and at
30 p. m. Sunday school at 9:15.
Trinity chapel, corner Seventh street
ind Fourth avenue. Sunday school a
30 p. m.
Memorial Christian, corner of Third
ivcnue and Fifteenth street Rev. W.
3. Clemmer. pastor. Bible school
,:15 a, m. Junior C. E. at 2:30. Y.
P. S. C. E. at 0:30 p. m. Services
10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Second Christian, corner Sixth street
tnd Thirteenth avenue. Sunday school
A,15 a. m.; George H. Hull, Buperin
First Baptist, corner Third avenus
md Fifteenth BtreeL Rev. H. W. Reed.
)astor. Sunday 6chool at 9:30 a, m.
Services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p.
Morning theme. "Exceeding Riches of
lod's Grace." Evening theme.
Number and street
Tri-City Loan Co.,
Both Phones: New 242; o'd North 2425. 219"4 Brady Street,
Davenport, Iowa. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights.
Baptism at close of evening service.
Swedish Baptist, corner of Twenty
first street and Fifth avenue. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. m. Preaching serv
ices at 10:30 a. m.
Second Baptist chapel, corner of
Tenth street and Sixth avenue. Preach
ing by the pastor, Rev. R. A. Broyles.
Services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Edgewood Baptist church, coruer
Forty-fourth street and Fifth avenue.
Sunday school at 0:30 a. in. Youn
people's meeting at C:30 p. m. Services
at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
German Lutheran, corner Twentieth
street and Fifth avenue. Rev. C. A
Mennicke, pastor;Rev. K. D. Menuicke,
assistant pastor. Services at 10 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
German Evangelical, Ninth street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Rev.
Ed E. Klimpke, pastor. Sunday school
p.t 9:15 a. m. Services at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
Zion Swedish Lutheran, Forty-fifth
street and Seventh avenue. Rev. E. K.
Jonson, pastor. Services at 10:45 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 9:15
a. m. Prayer service Wednesday at
7:30 p. m.
Swedish Lutheranr corner Four
teenth street and Fourth avenue. Rev
S. G. Hagglund, pastor. Services at
10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
school at 9:1" a. m. Morning theme,
"The Value of the Quickened Soul."
Evening theme, "Living' by Fa'th.'"
Grace En & Lutu-rac, corucr Forty-fourth
street and Seventh avenu?.
Rev. Ira O. Nothstein, pastor. Services
at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m. Luther league at
C:45 p. m.
Central Presbyterian, Second ave
nue, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
streets. Rev. Marion Humphreys, pas
tor. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.
F. L. Gregory, superintendent..
Service at'1:43 a. nk Rev. W. G.
Oglevee will preach. Foreign mission
offering will bo taken.
Aiken Street Union chapel. South
Rock Island. Junior Christian Endeav
or at 2:30 p. m. Sunday school at 3 p.
m. Senior Christian Jinrteaver at 4 p.
m. Rev. Marion Humphreys, pastor.
J. II. Cleland, superintendent.
South Park chapel, Presbyterian,
Elm street and Fifteenth avenue. In
connection with Broadway Presbyter
ian church. Sunday school at 2:30 p.
m. Young People's services at 0:43.
Services at 7:30 p. m.
Broadway rresbyterian, corner of
Twenty-third street and Seventh ave-
nue; Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor; Rev.
I W. G. Oglevee, assistant. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m. Services at
10:45 a. 111. Young people's services
at 0:43 p. m. Mrs. R. R. Hogan will
sing at noth services. In the morning
she will sing "Jesus Only" and in the
evening "Rock of Ages."
I Bethel Presbyterian, corner Twelfth
strexJt and Eleventh avenue. Rev.
Marion Humphreys, pastor. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. ru. J. C. Thomson,
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Of the Reliable Sort Only at Our
If you need spectacles, eye
glasses, opera or field jglasses,
eye glass clips, chain gifards, or
expert repairing don't hunt up
a bargain counter it's time and
Buy of our Tel i able kinds and
get an honest return for your
Full line of automobile and auto
cycle goggles here.
'1702 Second Avenu.
WITHOUT A DOUBT
Our plans of loaning on furniture,
teams and pianos are the best plans
used by any firm -in the business.
Weekly or monthly payments, as you
piefer. Rebates if you pay off before
loan is all due. Extension without
cost during illness, etc. Everything
strictly confidential. Loans with otheJ
firms paid off and more money advanc
ed. $1.S0 per week repays a S75 loan.
" Fill out this blank and mail it to us.
and our confidential agent will call on
you at once. No loan, no charge.
SPECIAL SALE OF ALLOUR
FANCY STIFF BOSOM SHIRTS,
SIZES 14 TO 13.
$2.50 qualities . . .
$1.50 qualities . . ,
$1.25 qualities . .
Broken lots of shirts worth
up to $1.25, at 59
$ HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
WILL THE GROUND HOG
SEE HIS SHADOW
On Feb. 2? Then look fTr six
weeks more of cold weather. If
not, we will have an early spring
and in either case we will be
ready feir you with our new line
of fabiics for spring or with" a
handsome assortment" of goods
for between seasons or for even
ing wear. In any case, when
you need an up-to-date tailor,
1812 Second Avenu.
If you want the beat, and noth
ing but the best in Bakery Goods,
Ice Creams and Candies, go to
1716-1718 Second avenue.
These goods are not only the
feshest, but the most wholesome
and most delicious made, and
from nothing but the best ma
terial. Let us serve you some of our
delicious Maple Parfeit, Lata
Rookh, New York Vanilla with.
Brandied Cherries, Individual
Forms, Paper Cases, and other
fancy designs. Our line of Cost
Mottoes are the prettiest ever
Telephone or call, and have a
talk with us. We are sure to
Our Turkish Jelly and Marsh
mallows can't be beat for 15c
,, 5: '?.- j -Vi?vj-
Harry Beckstrom, aged 24, was ad-
I 'Wounded for Our Transgressions.'