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TIKE EOGEC ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY. MARCH 30, 1908.
IS NOT RIGHT LOT
East Molina Man Erects Dwell
ing on Property Belonging ;
to DeputySheriff Kracke.
PRETTY TANGLE RESULTS
Officer Did Not Know Improvement
Had Been Made Until He Found'
It Taxed on the Books.
Deputy Sheriff F. H. Kracke is in a
peculiar predicament. He owns two
lots in East Moline and while he never
has improved the property, there Is a
trick house standing on one of the
lots. The deputy sheriff did not know
of this until a few days ago when he
went to pay his taxes, and found the
flfasessment to show a dwelling. He
then hunted up the other authorities,
end was Informed that whether he
was aware of It or not, there was a
Find the Ilonne.
His curiosity aroused. Mr. Kracke
. yesterday determined to go himself
and see whether some good angel iad
improved It for him. Sure enough
there was the house, an attractive
brick building, and occupied by a man
end his family.
It appears that the owner of the
' house owns lot No. 9 in that block,
while Mr. Kracke's lots are No. 7
and 8. The house stands on lot No.
7 The man who had the house built
located his lot with the man who sold
it, and in some manner they mistook
Mr Kracke's lot for No.; 9.
What steps will be taken to
straighten out the tangle 'as to the
lots and the house remains to be seen.
Interesting legal difficulties are pos
sible If the two men do not reach, an
agreement to exchange lots.
JOHN LEAF NOT
Convnission, Acting on a Protest, Says
His Nomination as Alderman
Was Not Proper.
John G. Leaf's name is not to appear
on the ballot of the Seventh ward as
a candidate for alderman at the spring
elprMnn. This was determined this
morning by a board of the mayor and ;
city cierk and Alderman H. J. Frick,
chosen by lot. Mr. Leaf was nomina
ted by a meeting of citizens, under
party form. A protest was filed by
J. W. Bowes, and the board completed
by the naming of Alderman Frick pass
ed on the case today. Mr. Leafs nom
ination was' by men formerly identi
fied with the Citizens' Non-Partisan
association, which placed a ticket in
the field by petition last year.
PEACE SAID TO BE NEAR
ON TELEPHONE QUESTION
Both Companies to Receive New
Franchise and Both t Be Held
by General Ordinance.
The order of business for the adjust
ment of the telephone controversy in
Rock Island as has been frequently
described in The Argus as under con
sideration seems to be practically set
tled. The plan is one of which Mayor
J Schaffer is the father and Its adop-
For the Most Thorough Course
Etc., at the least outlay of time
and Money, attend the
Young and middle aged people
who have not had educational
advantages, or who wish to make
up for lost time, our
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Select Private School
is just the thing. Strictly pri
vate lessons in any department.
Special introductory rates for a
short time only. Call or write.
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tlon will put an end to all controver
sies at least, the conditions as to rates
being included in a separate ordinance
applying to both companies and. each
receiving a separate working ordi
nance Identical in the general features
r- t'Mi?, 'xcent as to the au'o
matlc service for the Union Electric
Ma : the concessions to be made by
the Central Union in view of the ad
justment of litigation., A provision' In
each. . precluding the. possibility of a
merger will, it is supposed, also be in
cluded. . ' . '
S hewer and warmer toalghtf Toe
dny, probably eloadjr and cooler.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster,
i i .
Temperature' at 7 a.' m., 38 at Si30
p. lu., 40. Maximum temperature In laat
24 bourn, 47 minimum, SO. Velocity of
n lud at 7 a. m4 mile per bour. Stage
of water, R.4 feet, a rlne of A foot In
laat 24 hnurn. Precipitation up to 7 a.
March 30 In History.
18o0 The treaty of Tar is ended the
Crimean war: the principal clauses
were the evacuation of conquered
territory, the neutralization of the
Black sea nnd the admission of
Turkey to the system of Europe.
1894 Jane Austen, American novelist,
died in Boston: born 1831. . i .
1904 General W. II. Payne, noted Con
federate" soldier, leader of the
, "Black Horse Cavalry" in the First
Bull Run, died; born 1830.
Tonight and Tomorrow Morning.
Sun sets 6:18, rises 5:41; moon rises
5:46 a. m.; 5:56 a. m., moon in con
Junction with Saturn, passing from
west to east of the planet "
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Jones for second hand goods." ' . '
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co., carpet cleaners, moved
to 1710 Fourth avenue.
Sell me your household goods,
Jones, second hand and loans.
Comical races and contests at ffie
foolish party at the rink April 1.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Grossman, 1303
Thirtieth street, are the parents of a
son. . . ' N
Kfwil artv psrnontsr nrnrb 9 fall n
BriOT1 1B1S pwtMnth 'treot mA
Lewis' Single Binder the famous
straight 5 cent cigar, always best
Mr. and Mrs. Emil L. Peterson are
the parents of a daughter, bprn yes
terday morning. ;' - . - '
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Emil E. Gotthardt of 2C02 Fourth ave
cue Saturday evening.
Dr. Joseph DeSilva has removed his
office from the Bengston building to
rooms 206 and 207 Safety building.
Prices of all living Increased, ' the
only exception Mrs. Austin's pancake
flour. Same old price at all best gro
Mueller Lumber company have self-
fitting fly-proof screens made up ahead
to fit all windows in your house. Rea
sonable prices. .
Meat is high, fruit scarce, so buy
Mrs. Austin's famous pancake flour.
A good, hearty breakfast for a little
ine Davenport Nursery company
offers for spring planting a large and
complete assortment of fruit trees,
vines, hardy flowering shrubs, roses.
etc. Our prices are right and stock
guaranteed true to name. Phone 1046-Y.
or send postal, and our city salesman
BEAFJ & CO. SELLING
Building to Be Torn' Down They Are
Forced to Vacate.
Mr. Best, our landlord, informed us
March 27 that the building so long oc
cupied by us will be torn down, and
notified us to vacate by May 1.,
This notification, coming unexpect
edly, and the time being so short, our
entire new spring stock, consisting of
$25,000 worth of high grade clothing
and furnishings must be sacrificed.
In order to make everything move
quickly so as to dispose of this stock
in the shortest possible time, every
article has been reduced one-fourth,
one-third and one-half of actual values.
Coming at a time when the public are
looking for new spring . wearing ap
parel, we can safely predict this stock
will go with a rush. Come and get
your share of the bargains.
BEAR & CO.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. Druggists refund money if
falls to cure. . E. W. Grove's slgnaturi
Is on each box. 25 cents.
''. The Best by Test.
Gilmore's hams are a delight;
Try . them once you'll find
Smoked , with greenest hickory wood
Sugar cured they must be good,
The only government - Inspected
market In the city;
-. Beer Tnat I Beer.. .;;v.
. If you want to drink good beer, ordei
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere. in Rock
Island. Both phones, north 169.
All the news all the time THE
BURGLAR MAKES A
r RAID Ofl THE BIJOU
Gets Cash to Amount of $15.30 and
Equipment. of th8 Pool Tables
Worth About $90.
-The Bijou cigar store and news de
pot, J626 Second avenue, was entered
during the wee" riours this morning
and $15.30 in cash was taken from
the till. In addition the burglar se
cured two sets of very valuable bil
liard balls, worth about $90, and a pair
of gold mounted pipes. -
The burglar gained entrance to the
building through a cellar window, and
came into the store from the cellar.
This is the, same mode of entrance
used about five months ago when the
store was burglarized. . The " thief
showed considerable knowledge of the
store, knowing just where the change
was put when taken out of the regis
ter for the night, and also where the
keys that opened the locker contain
ing the billiard balls were to be found.
After securing what he wanted the
burglar removed the bars . from the
rear doors' and left the building. The
theft was not discovered until the
store was opened, this morning.
A suit of clothes was stolen Satur
day evening from the Griggs tailor
shop on Second avenue. The police
were notified at 8 o'clock, and in less
than half an hour recovered the stol
en property. The thief in the mean
time made his escape, the police not
being immediately, notified after the
theft. . . '
James Gulnty has been arrested on
the charge of forgery preferred by
Henry Luchmann. It is claimed he
passed a worthless note on the plain
tiff for $150.. His case came up this
morning before Justice Johnson, and
was continued to this afternoon.
Andrew vjhltney of Davenport was
fined $5 and costs today by Magistrate
Elliott for disorderly conduct.
SlYS TRICKETT DID NOT
TELL REAL SITUATION
(Continued, From Page Five.) .
followed the same policy as he had
while In the office of chief of police.
Attack the Attorney.
Mr, Rose then Indulged in a bit of
retaliating - personality against Mr.
Trickett He said that the judge be
fore whom Mr Trickett brought all of
his cases though there are two judges
n . the county resigned when there
was talk of an investigation of certain
fees which accrued from the attacks
on the saloons. He told of Mr. Trlck
ett's personally profiting by the litiga
tion, in fees and by means of purchas
ing valuable properties under forced
s,ale. - -
He denied absolutely the statement
of Mr.. Trickett that ' "there is not a
business block in Kansas City fit for
occupancy that Is vacant," and showed
inconsistencies In Mr. Trlckett's own
remarks on this- point. He also denied
the statements ..relative to rents, and
quoted figures in support of his con
tention. As to vacant buildings, he
said that there are G54 vacant dwell
ings and scores of vacant business
blocks. i ,
Challenge Invent Igra tlon.
Mr. Rose challenged a personal In
vestigation of conditions at Kansas
City by the business, men of Rock Is
land. "Just quietly talk to any of the
business men in Kansas City who are
not committed to the prohibition theo
ry, as they have- been, some of them
for 25 years, and you will hear the
prohibition policy given the most en
ergetic cursing that a policy ever re
ceived," he declared, and he added,
"send a committee there and let them
tell you. Do not take my word for it,
as Mr. Trickett asks you to do of his.
. A to Taxes.
As" to taxes, Mr. Rose cited tax re
ceipts to show increases, and as to the
municipal finances, he pointed to a
flaw- in Mr. Trickett's statements in
that, the attorney, In speaking jot taxes,
referred to the taxes and funds "out
ride of the general funJ for municipal
purposes," tne iuna to wmcn tne rev
enue from the saloon, when and in
which Mr. Rose declares the great def
licit now exists. ., He quoted the Kan'
sas City Star, a great prohibition pa
per, on tne tax proposition, In an
item in which the bond matter here
tofore referred to is discussed, and it
is stated that "the $116,000 in bonds
were issued to, pay off a deficit in the
general funds." These bonds were re
fused registration ' by the state audi
tor on the ground that the legislation
authorizing them was unconstitutional.
and It was In connection 'with this that
the Star made the quoted statement.
Mr. Rose, tool? occasion to refer to Mr.
Trlckett's statement, regarding WV R
Waggoner, and others, in Kansas Gity,
denying and discrediting the. attor
ney'B statements. " ; -
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. Paupera and Criminal, i
; As to paupers, Mr. Rose offered the
explanation of figures cited by Mr.
Trickett, by showing that there are
many counties which have not over
100 men In them, and. few compara
tively that have over 500 voters. The
Kansas population is but 1,085,000,
while Illinois has between 4,000,000
and 6,opo,OOQ, and the figures have
not been honestly stated on a basis of
percentage, he held. He quoted prison
figures to show that Kansas has one
convict for every 2,056 population
Missouri, .a liquor state, has one for
every 2,134; Oklahoma; one for every
1,876 (the state was a liquor territory
until just recently), and Indian Terri
I tory, under prohibition by act of con
gress, has one1 for very 1,450, a pro-
Shall this City Become
?, Anti-Saloon Territory?
portion greater than anywhere else in
He said that Kansas has 85G con
victs from its own state in the peni
tentiary, and only 37C from Oklahoma.
Mr. Rose quoted figures as to popu
lation increase In Kansas, as. compar
ed with other states adjoining, and
also gave statistics of the percentage
of people owning houses and of bank
deposits, all having an unfavorable
showing for- Kansas and for Kansas
He concluded by reiterating the
statement that prohibition, from the
experience in Kansas City, has failed
absolutely to bring about a decrease
in crime, better moral conditions.
lower taxes, or greater prosperity.
Chicago, March 30. Following are
the market quotations today:
May, 93, 93, 92. 93V4.
July. 88, 88, 87. 88.
September, 85. 80, 85, 8C.
May, C5'4, CC, C5, f.6.
Rock Island, tu.
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A little instance'1 in which ex
cellence wins its way through
all sorts of opposition is our
order from the Augustana
School of Commerce for their
14 karat gold class pins an or
der secured in-spite of the com
petition of the representative' of
an eastern manufacturer as well
as rocal concerns. '
Such orders are not given as
a compliment , but we feel in
clined to mention a remark -made
by the students: . "Your
store is well .thought of by the
Augustana people." .
Rock Island. Ilu
EXTRACT FROM EXPLANATION OF
SO-CALLED LOCAL OPTION LAW.
Under the new misnamed local option law of Illinois, the manufacturer,
the brewer, who la permitted to manufacture within anti-saloon territory, is
not permitted to sell anything for delivery in that territory. '
If this township should become anti-saloon territory, a salesman from
some tiutside city, from this state, taking orders for the delivery of bottled
beer within this township, would be guilty of a violation of the law. WHOLE
SALE LIQUOR HOUSES LOCATED IN THE CITY AFFECTED, WHICH
HAVE EVER SOLD ONLY AS WHOLESALERS, WOULD BE CLOSED, as
the law specifically provides .that a government license shall be sufficient
evidence of guilt of violating the law.v , .
IF YOU DONT WANT TO
PUT OUT OF BUSINESS
Ninety to ninety-five Baloons and 18 to
20 wholesale liquor dealers and bot
tlers, VOTE NO.
IF YOU DON'T
Men thrown out of business and work
and hundreds of others affected by pro
hibition after your job,. VOTE NO.
July, C3, C4, 03. C4.
September, 62, 63, 62, 63.
May, 53. 53, 53. 53.
July. 47. 47. 4C, 47.
September. 37. 38, 37, 38.
May, 13.15. 13.85, 13.02, 13.75.
July, 13.57, 14.25, 13.42, 14.12.
September, 13.92, 14.60, 13.85, 14.52
May, 8.20, 8.60, 8.20, 8.60.
July, 8.40, 8.80. 8.42, 8.80.
September, 8.60. 9.02, 8.60, 9.00.
May, 7.05, 7.45, 7.05, 7.37.
July, 7.35. 7.77. 7.35, 7.65.
September, 7.65, 8.00, 7.65, 8.00.
Receipts today: Wheat, 29; corn,
343; oats, 196; hogs. 4,000; cattle,
28,000; sheep, 7,000. . -
: estimated receipts Tuesday:
Wheat, 29; eorn, 503; oats, 355; hogs,
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over, 3,600. Light, $5.556.0O;
mixed and butchers, $5.556.00; good
heavy, $5.80g6.00; rough heavy, $5.55
5.70. ;;. ...
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened strong.
Hog market closed steady at early
prices. Light, $5.55G.05; mixed and
butchers, $5.556.05; good heavy,
$5.556.05; rough' heavy, $5.555.70.
- Cattle market closed steady. Beeves,
$4.75C10; cows and heifers, $2.00
6.10; stocker and feeders, $4.505.50.
Sheep market closed steady. '
Export clearances: Wheat and flour,
306,000; corn, 50,000; oats, 1,000. v
Minneapolis: Today, 352; last week.
444; last year, 573. Duluth: Todaf.
50; last week, 31; last year, 159.
. Visible supply of grain: Wheat 'de.
crease, . 960,000 ; corn decrease, 68,-
000; oats increase, 691,000.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
lower, cprn lower. :
Liverpool closed Wheat lower,
New York Stocks.
New York, March 30. Following are
the quotations on the market today: :
Gas 89. U.r P. 126. U. S. , Steel
preferred 98, 1J. S. Steel common
34, Reading 105. Rock Island prefer
red 27, Rock Island common 14,
Southern Pacific 75, N." Y. Central
97, Missouri Pacific 41, Smelters
70,,' C, F.; I. 23. Canadiaa Pacific
152,'' Illinois Central 126, Pentaa
116, Erie 15, C. & O. 31, B. R. T.
46, B. & O. 82, Atchison 73, Loco
motive 45, St. Paul 117- Copper
CO , Republic Steel preferred 73, Re-
VOTE FOR TERRITORIAL AN
NEXATION. IT IS AN ESSENTIAL
ELEMENT . IN ROCK ISLAND'8
NO II X I
common 19, Southern
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, March 30. Following
are the wholesale prices in the local
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 14c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens. 10c
per pound; hens, per pound, 9; ducks,
per pound, 9c; turkeys, per pound,
Butter Dairy, 25c to 27c.
Vegetables Potatoes, 65c; onions,
Hogs $4.50 to $4.75.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4 50 to $6.75.
. Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00; cows
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
A CARLO Ab OF
We have just received a carload of No. 1 spring wheat
flour put lip under our private brand "The Woodmen's
Choice," by one of the largest mills In Minneapolis and
by buying direct from the mill in car lots, we are saving''
the jobbers' profit. : - ,
To Introduce the "Woodmen's Choice" In every home
In the city, we will sell it at $1.45 per sack and guaran
tee every sack to give perfect satisfaction in every way
or we will cheerfully refund your, money.
Price per sack, 49 pounds
- Corner Fourth Avenue and Seventeenth Street
: V". Old Phone West 304. New Phone 6489.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 65c; oats, 5e to 53c.
Forage Timothy hay, $11 to $13:
prairie, $3.00 to $10.00; clover, $1.00
to $11.00; straw, $6.00.
Cqal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c
14c; geese, per pound, 9c
DAVIS FURNISHED BONDS
Will Appear and Answer to Charge of
Contempt of Court.
W. T. Davis has given bond to appear-
In Mercer county to answer to
the charge of contempt of court for
failure to appear before the grand
Jury," and the habeas corpus proceed
ings here have been dropped. Mr.
Davis gave bond before Judge Graves.
VOTE FOR TERRITORIAL AN
NEXATION. T IS AN ESSENTIAL
ELEMENT IN . ROCK ISLAND'S