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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 18. 1908.
Ordinances for Three Special
Assessment Works Are Adopt
ed by the Council.
FILTER PLANT SUGGESTED
Mayor Suggests Committee to Investi
gate Sidewalk Contractors
Must Give a Bond.
Long View park, has received ten
pairs of ' fancy ducks which will be
placed on- the u?kes at the park in the
epring. The foul, which are handsome
specimens, were selected by Mr. Gaet
jer at the Chicago Poultry show held
recently and which he visited. They in.
elude one pair of colored Muscovites,
four pair of white muscovtes and five
pair of crested foul. They were
shipped from the Linwood Poultry
farm located a New London, Ohio,
and are being kept for the present in
the barn at Mr. Gaetjer's residence.
v The meeiing of the city council last
evening was devoted to public improve
ment matters principally, among other
things considered being an improved
filtration system for the city water
works plant; a water main system for
the Second ward: the opening of an
alley in block 21, Chicago or Lower
addition; the paving of Fifteenth street
between First and Second avenues,
and the laying of water mains on
Thirty-ninth and Fortieth streets be
tween Fourteenth and Eighteenth av
eniK s. and on Eighteenth avenue to
connect the two lines.
Ordinances for the opening of the
alley, the paving of Fifteenth streer,
and the extension of the water mains
on tlte hill in the southeastern part of
the city, were adopted. The city en
gineer estimates the cost of the open
ing of the alley from Seventh street
to be $100, the cost of the paving is
estimated at $2,.r42.r0, and the water
main intension will cost $r..ri(M. All
of the work is to be done by special
An to rillrr rinnt.
The tiltor system micstion was
brought before the meeting by Mayor
Schaffer, who read a communication
from the Pittsburg Filter Manufactur
ing company. The mayor, while in
the east last summer, took occasion to
investigate a number of mechanical
filter systems, and he is desirous that
the council take the matter up, and
make an investigation. He suggests
that a committee be named to go to
Lorain. Ohio, or some other city where
a mechanical filter iias been recently
installed, and make an examination of
the system, and report to the council.
Tlii." mayor's plan is for the installa
tion of a filter adjoining the water
works pumping station, to filter the
water as it is pumped from the river.
This filter would act as an auxiliary
filter and would replace the Jewell
filter placed there by Hon. Hen T. Ca
ble, which at some time in its history
I'or Water Mnia Syxtem.
The board of local improvements
was instructed, by a resolution off ere!
by Alderman Utke, to take steps at
once to build a water main system in
the Second ward, by special assess
ment. Di-loRiite Report.
The members of the examining board
of plumbers. Plumbing Inspector Yer
bury. Health Commissioner Dr. Ralph
Dart, and Colonel W. T. Channon, who
were sent to Chicago to attend the
convention of the Society of Inspec
tors and Sanitary Engineers, made a
report. The delegates mentioned sev
eral of the topics of discussion at the
convention which have special inter
est here, including public comfort sta
tions, septic tank regulations, and con
tinuous drinking fountains in the pub
lic school buildings, and made various
recommendations regarding the appli
cation of the suggestions of tuthorities
at the convention. In concluding the
report states that it became evident
that Rock Island has reason to be
proud of its plumbing and sanitary
laws, as they are complete except as
to a few minor details which can eas
ily be remedied.
W ant I lie Orritnnncc
A petition signed by 34 taxpayers
was presented, asking for the adoption
of an electrical inspector ordinance.
Alderman McXealy presented a new
ordinance creating the office of elec
trical inspector, and this was referred
to the city attorney, and will be be
fore the aldermen at the next meeting.
The ordinance offered by Alderman
McXealy is not greatly different from
that recently rejected by the council
except as to the police powers dele
gated to the inspector.
Munt KnrnUli HoiiiIn.
An ordinance was adopted to compel
f-idewalk contractors to furnish a bon
of $"1,000 to the city to protect the
city against damages which may fol
low as a result of the construction of
walks. The bond required is similar to
that required of plumbing firms and
other contractors who work on the
streets and thereby create the possi
Lility of liability for damages in case
Will Meet Frl.Jny.
General Manager Bratt of the Union
Electric Telephone & Telegraph com
pany urged the council to again take
up the proposed amendment to the
company's franchise ordinance, and
the aldermen voted to meet in com
mil tee of the whole Friday evening to
consider this matter and the sugges
tion of Mayor Schaffer relative to in
vestigating the filter system question
' Mr. Bratt suggested that the examin
alien of the company's finances be left
to the finance committee of the coun
til. rather than that the compan
spread its books open to the world
and explained the reasons for the re
Heavy auiiw I hi nfteruoou nml to
nlfclit; eoliler tonight. The loe( tem
perature will be nlMMit 5 to 10 degreei
iiliove rro. WeilneMilny, partly elomly.
J. M. SI1KHIKII, Loenl Foreeaater.
Temperature at 7 a. in., 24; at 3:30
p. 111., SO. Minimum temperature in l:ixt
21 Iioui-n, 27; minimum, 24. Velocity ut
wind at 7 n. 111., 10 mile per hour. Stnite
of miter, H. feet, a fall of .4 foot in
hint 24 bourn. Precipitation, trace.
f cb. 18 In Factory.
1745 Alexander Voltu. discoverer of volta-
lsni. b irn; ISiT.
17T5 Charts Lamb born.
ITlCi Geort'c IVaboJy, financier end phi
lanthropist, born in Danvers, Mass:;
1877 near Admiral Charles Henry Davis.
X'. S. N.. died Iti Washington; born in
1508 l'Vancea L. Wlllard. the temperance
advocate, died In New York city; born
I?j2 Albert Uierstadt. noted American
landscape painter, died in New York
city; born 18l9.
Tonight snd Tomorrow Morning.
Eun sets 5:35. rises C:44. Moon rise
6:c0 p. m. Moon's age, 17 days. 7 a. m..
planet Mercury stationary.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Snow shovels at David Don's.
Snow shovels at David Don's.
Snow shovels at David Don's.
II. K. Walker, fire insurance.
Me to Jones for a cheap stove.
Reserve your seats for "The West-
ille Cadets" before they are all gone.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Dry kindling at Mueller's $1 and up.
"The Westville Cadets' Wednesday
vening at the Illinois theater.
Ijet Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 131C Third avenue.
You always get full value in Lewis
Single binder straight 5-cent cigar.
Hope Thompson has removed his
aw office to 304-305 Safety building.
I defy you to beat my prices on all
inds of stoves. Jones, the second
Don't shiver yourself into sickness;
take your small change to Jones and
get a stove.
Ready in a jiffy, easy to prepare, a
good, hearty breakfast is Mrs. Austin's
Mueller's Springfield coal free, free
from slack at 'i per ton delivered in
wo ton lots, if taken from the car, at
WORST OF SEASON
Blizzard of Today a Real One
and There is No Getting
Around the Fact.
Likely to Seriously Interfere with Rail
Schedules by NightWires
Are Kept Open.
Hope that this vicinity was to be
passed by this winter without "the
worst blizzard of the season," received
a rude shock today when the predic
tions of the weather bureau came to
pass. A light fall beginning about 7
o'clock Increased in violence till noon
when the storm was at its height.
Driven by a no.theast wind the snow,
both that which had arrived and that
which was coming kept on the move
and the luckless individual who had to
be out was blown and buffeted about
and his eyes, ears, nose and the crev
ices in his clothing were filled and re
filled every rod he traveled. Few
went about for mere pleasure.
For the most part the transportation
lines kept open throughout the day.
The Tri-City Railway company was
busy with the sweeper and plow and
while unable :o keep strictly to sched
ules was able to maintain some kind of
service on all l'ncs."'
May Hamper Steam RohiIh.
The railway iires were slightly hand
icapped during the day, and will prob
ably feel the effects more generally to
night, when the drifts will have had
time to grow.
The snow being dry there was little '
or no interference in this immediate vi
cinity in wire communication. J
Observer Sherier promises thatj
tliura ti-itl lr pntifiininncfi ff tlio Qtnrnl '
till night when the mercury will begin
to sink and tha minimum for tonight
will be about 5 above zero.
The original $10,000 production
S. A. LEWINSOHN, Owner and Manager.
. And every matinee and night this week.
of the beautiful
only exception Mrs. Austin's pancake
flour. Same old price at, all best gro
cers. E. F. Godfrey will re-open the restau
rant at S19 Seventeenth street Thurs
day, Feb. 20. for dinner. Come one
come all and give us a call.
E. F. Godfrey's restaurant, 219 Sev
enteenth street, will be reopened
Thursday, Feb. 20, for dinner, instead
of Wednesday, as announced.
lsianu uity court 01 nonor io. si;i
will hold its monthly card party and
dance Thursday evening, Feb. 20. at
Beselin's hall. Admission, lii cents.
Tickets purchased in advance for the
home play. "The Westville Cadets,"
must be exchanged at. the Illinois thea
ter box office for the regular couimui
tickets which alone are good at the
The ladies of St. Mary's church will
give a coffee and card party tomorrow
afternoon and evening at Columbia
hall for the benefit of the parish. In
cluding refreshments, the admission
will be 15 cents.
James L. Knowles. who for a year
Professor Stoner's orchestra will render appropriate music for the pictures.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GO MANY MILES EACH YEAR TO WITNESS THE BEAUTIFUL AND FASCINATING PASSION PLAY AT
OBERMMERGAU, BAVARIA. AT AN EXPENSE OF NEARLY $10,000, THE INTERNTIONAL PROJECTING COMPANY HAVE SUC
CEEDED IN GETTING AN EXACT REPRODUCTION OF THIS FAMOUS PLAY. THE REPRODUCTION CONSISTS OF ALMOST TWO
MILES OF FILM, AND WAS TAKEN UNDER THE PERSONAL SUPERVISION OF PROFESSOR ALEXIS, OF OBERAMMERGAU.
THE REPRODUCTION IS SO COMPLETE THAT THE AUDIENCE CAN EASILY IMAGINE THAT THEY ARE WITNESS
ING THE GREAT ORIGINAL IN BAVARIA, INSTEAD OF MILES OF LIFE-SIZE MOVING PICTURES.
THE FOLLLOWING IS A PARTIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WONDERFUL PASSION PLAY: THE ANNUNCIATION, SHEP
HERDS WATCHING THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT, THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS,
CHRIST IN THE CARPENTER SHOP, BAPTISM OF JESUS, DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHRIST IN THE SYNAGOGUE,
CHRIST FEEDING THE MULTITUDE, SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME, CHRIST HEALING THE SICK, RAISING OF
LAZARUS, THE TRANSFIGURATION. THE MESSIAH'S ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM, THE LAST SUPPER, AGONY IN THE GARDEN,
JUDAS' BETRAYAL AND THE MESSIAH'S ARREST, CHRIST BEFORE THE TWO HIGH PRIESTS, CHRIST 3EF0RE KING HEROD,
CHRIST BEFORE PILATE AND THE CONDEMNATION, CARRYING THE CROSS, THE CRUCIFIXION, TAKEN DOWN FROM THE
CROSS, PLACING JESUS IN THE TOMB, THE RESURRECTION, THE ASCENSION.
The pictures will be presented alon with tlie bill for the week, part of them being
shown after each act.
IVAN K9PINSKV, the celebrated Russian violinist.
HUNT fc COMPANY, with a carload of special scenery presenting a beautiful
and fascinating comedy drama
BILLY HOWARD, the irresistible, funny Dutch comedian.
MISrf MYRTLE ETCHER, considered one of the handsomest women on the
MISS ALMA I'RYOR, graceful as a fawn. She is a "scream."
In spite of this immense bill presented, prices remain the same loc and 2oc.
of all living increased, the. and a half has been in the city on gag-' pital at Watertown for treatment. Mr.
ed in a canvass for a Rock Island
county album, in course of prepara
tion, and who for several weeks has
shown evidence of nervous break
down, was obliged yesterday to give
up work, and late in the afternoon, af
ter an inquisition in t he county court.
was taken to the Illinois Western hos
Knowles has made many friends while
here, and they will unite in hoping
that he may speedily recover. His
mental affliction has of late manifest
ed itself in hallucinations which, al
though strangely sad, were until yes
terday harmless in their nature.
news all the time THE
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere in Rock
Island. Both phones, north 1C9.
The taxes for 1907, both personal
and real estate, are now due and pay
able at room 18, M. & L. building.
Hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. Open
Wednesday and Saturday evenings
from 7 to 9 p. m. Bring your last
year's receipts with you.
Life is but a f.eetiug show, but it is
nevertheless tha greatest show on
earth Atchisoa Globe.
DUCKS FOR LONG VIEW PAfK
A Number of-htandsome Foul Are Re
ceived by Mr. Gaetjer.
Now in progress. Two sales daily continued indefinitely. Auction 2:3o o'clock and 7:3o p. m. Private sale when auction is not in progress.
OWING TO THE FINANCIAL SITUATION EASTERN PUBLISHERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO THROW ON THE MARKET VALUABLE EDITIONS IN COMPLETE SETS AND SINGLE VOL
UMES WHICH WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE MUCH BELOW THE COST OF MANUFACTURE. THIS COUPLED WITH OUR STOCK LEFT OVER AFTER THE HOLIDAYS MAKES ONE
OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE COLLECTIONS OF BOOKS EVER SEEN IN THE CITY.
Atlases, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Bibles, History,
COMPLETE SETS AND SINGLE VOLUMES IN HANDSOME LIBRARY AND CLOTH BINDINGS OF THE WORLD'S GRE TEST AUTHORS: BALZAC, BULWER, THACKERAY, SCOTT'S WAVER
LY NOVELS, HAWTHORNE, CARLYLE, ELLIOTT, ROOSEVELT, FIELDING. POE, DUMAS, HUGO, PLUTARCH, RAWLINSON, SHAKESPEARE, WORLD'S ORATORS, HISTORY AND GOVERN
MENT OF THE U. S. BY MASTER HISTORIANS, JOSEPHUS, RIDPATH S HISTORY OF THE U. S., GIBBONS, MACAULEY, MILTON'S PARADISE LOST AND DANTE'S INFERNO WITH DOR
AS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MANY OTHERS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO REPLENISH YOUR LIBRARY AT YOUR OWN PRICE. A SMALL INVESTMENT AT THIS SALE WILL INSURE YOU MORE REAL PLEASURE THAN IN
ANY OTHER WAY.
COME TO THIS GREAT SALE
Doctors, lawyers, preachers, students, bankers, manufacturers, merchants, bookkeepers, clerks, ' mechanics, farmers, laborers, engineers, shop
, hands, etc., come and get your money's worth two or three times over.
MR. T. F. CLARKSON, AN EXPERIENCED BOOK AUCTIONEER, WILL CONDUCT THE SALE.
Auctions at 2:30
and 7:30. .
1719 Second Ave.
Rock Island, Illinois
C. F. Gaetjjy superintendent of 'J