Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, APJRIL 3, 1908.
WILL HOT TAKE
Turns City Down on Proposi
tion for a General Ordi
v nance on Phone Rates.
RELIEF MEASURE IS READ
Independent Franchise Is Formally
Brought up Again, and Will be
. Acted on Next Week
DEVELOPMENTS l.N TELEPHONE
The Central I ulou let-lln-a to Iff kv-
rul by the proponed general police
Couuell auamlonn plnn of ndopdnic all
three ortlnnm-eN, nnil L'nlon Electric re
lief mruHure aTone in read and eonisld
' Independent franehlMe lit referred to
Monday evening' regular meeting of
the t-ouurll, nud will probably be adopt
It Is not likely that the city and the
Central Union Telephone company
wiif be at peace soon, but it is prob
able that the relief measure . for the
independent company, the Union Elec
tric, will be granted at the meeting of
the city council, Monday evening. The
fault is with the Central-Union.
Turned Down by Company.
The Central Union through Us rep
resentatives, at a committee of the
whole session of the 'council recently,
verbally stated that if the city adopt
ed the general police regulation ordi
nance governing telephone companies,
the Bell company would be governed
by It "until the courts knock it out."'
After the matter was gone over last
Monday, the company was asked to
. state its position, and whether it would
accept a franchise ordinance requiring
the company's obedience to the terms
"of the general police control measure.
The council met last evening in
special session ou the call of the mayor,
and Mayor. Schaffer presented a com
munication from C. H. Rottger, dis
trict superintendent of the Central
Union, who was in the city yesterday
stating that the company, will not ac
cept such an ordinance, as it is con
trary to the position the company had
taken on the question of a' maximum
'fate' clause. 'llfEffl
:,ThW Union Electric company 4 aa
agreed to accept an ordinance 'with a
rale clause and to-aecepL thp general
"ttf3ce ' brdinfitfc "'or any' other ortfi-
" rtShjiS ? that ' the ' municipality miglif
offer; . " " '
" Tf.o' communication from the Bell
company's superintendent was receiv
ed and placed cn file, and nothing fur
ther regarding the Central Union has
. Relief Measure Offered.
. Mayor, scnaner men introauceu a
original ordinance granting a relief
franchise to,' the Union Electric com
pany, and exactly the same as that
which the council two weeks ago turn-1
ed down by a. tie vote decided in the
negatlve. by mayor's casting I vote.
The immediate consideration of the or
dinance was moved by Alderman
Louis Ostrom of the Seventh ward,
who has all along been the champion
of competition and the people's rights
In the telephone question. The motion
carried without opposition, and on mo
tion of Alderman Ostrom the matter
was laid over to the next regular meet
ing in order to avoid hasty voting and
to comply wltn every legal phase of
The measure will come up for a vote
Monday night, and in View of the ur
gent request of business' men and
telephone users .generally, the council
will likely , vote' the adoption of . the
CANADIAN DIME CAUSES
NEAR RUCTION ON A CAR
Young Woman Passenger and Street
Railway Conductor Clash and the
Former Seems to Have Won.
A Canadian dime, offered by a young
woman in payment of fare on a Long
View car yesterday morning precipi
tated such a heated controversy be
tween the passenger and conductor
that the former secured - legal advice,
and lodged complaint against the
street car man. This morning there
was another conductor' in charge of
the car. . The young woman claimed
she had received . the coin from a
street railway conductor and refused
to pay her fare with United States
money.' She also refused to accept
a lawful dime in exchange .for. the
foreign piece offered by a gentleman
who was ou the car to end the con
troversy. -When threatened with
ejectment she defied the "con" to lay
hands upon her. declaring she would
get off when she got good and ready.
This she did, after riding several
blocks- farther than was her custom,
and took the Canadian dime with her.
Aldermanic Nominees .
of the Democrats
Alderman Charles J. - Smith." the
democratic candidate-for reelection In
the Third ward, Js just completing a
two' year term of service In the coun
cil that is a creditable one, and one
Seventeenth street, between First and
Second avenues.: He has been a irtem
ber of .the typographical union since
17 years ago, .He is a member of the
J local " lodges ; of the Elks and the
(Eagles.; Mr. Smith was married in
1 1900. and now resides at 508 Sixteenth
6treet. ': '-,';'."
William Eckerman, . 929 Eleventh
avenue, is the democratic candidate
tor alderman in the Second yard.
Mr. Eckerman Is a typical represen
tative of the voters of the Second
ward, and will serve the people of
the ward ably if chosen for the place.
; Mr Eckerman is a native of Ger
many, where he was bora in 1858.
He came to this city in 1873, ancMias
BLOCK STREET CAR TRACKS
Operations of House Mover Tie Up
Fifth Avenue Lines.
Traffic on Fifth avenue was blocked
this morning for about half an hour at
Twenty-fifth street as the result of
moving two houses across the street
at that point. The houses are those
which formerly stood where the new
buildings of the Sash & Door Works
are to stand. They are being removed
to Twenty-ninth street and Pifth-an'd-a-half
avenue. The telephone and trol
ley wires had to he raised to permit
the buildings to cross the tracks. Tho
council Monday gave permission, to.
move the uuildings. ""'
i It invigorates, strengthens and builds
up.-keeps -you hi condition, physically
and -mentally.--That's what Holliater's
Rocky Mountain Tea will do. 35 cents,
tea or tablets. ' Harper HcJuse phar
macy. ' .
VOTE FOR TERRITORIAL AN
NEXATION. IT IS AN ESSENTIAL
ELEMENT IN ROCK ISLAND'S
CHARLES J. SMITH
Democratic Aldermanic CaudkJute In
the Third wnrd.
that should meet with the' approval
of the voters of the ward. The ap
oroval of his service will be expressed
by the voters at the election April 7.
Mr. Smith two years ago demon
strated his popularity . in the Third
vvard when he was elected alderman
.u a brilliant contest. The confidence
placed in him then has. not been be
trayed, and his record in the council
Is a clean and open one. ' ,
..Mr. Smith is a native of Rock Is
'and, and the greater part of his life
'ias been spent here. He was born
n this city Dec. 24, 1S74. A printer
jy trade, he. was for a number of
ears employed in tri-city printing
;hops and newspaper offices. He now
conducts a job printing shop on East
I ' m ' !
f - ''" ' . - V ' J
V. - I J.AI
m Fiior.1 oil
Says Price. of Five Cents In Tri
Cities Would Yield a Fair
Profit to the Company.
RETURNS ARE ENORMOUS
Rev. Oscar Nelson of Titusville, Pa.,
Discusses Industry Before Geo I- .
' V 3y Class at College.
, WILLIAM ECKERMAN
Democratic Al(Jprmanic Candidate in
tho Seponrt ward.
since made hfs home here. He has
for jsome time been engaged in the
express and transfer business, Mr.
Eckerman is married, and is a prop
erty owner In his ward.
He" Is well acquainted in the;. ward
and is alive to the interests of the
taxpayers and tha, people generally.
He will make a valuable alderman.
TAKE CHOICE OF
Opposing Sides of Prohibition Argu
ment Striving HarU to Get Out
Big Crowds. .
Both sides in the prohibition' war in
Rock Island are 'bending1 'every effort
to get. out tig crowds for the rival
meetings to be held this" evening'. At
the Armory, where, the Local Option
league demonstratian is to .take place,
Arthur Burrage Farwell of, , Chicago
will speakand there will be music by
Williamson's brass band, not to men
tion stereopticoih views - and other
j minor features. . At the. IIlhiois theater
the Anti-Prolutution, league promises
an address by Dr. M. M. Mangasarias
of Chicago,' music by Bleuer's orehes'
tra and the" following vocal r rogram
. by,C5 members of the-United 'C'eVmah
. Simon Brcu
"How I Have Ixved Thee"
National hymn "America"
Professor T- R. Reese, director.
B. D. Connelly will preside.
Mr. Farwell, who sipr '
Armory, Is a business man or Chicago
who has. been prominently identified
with the wholesale trade of .the city
for years and envoys 4he confidence
supporter of the ' Chicago I.av and
Order league of whicli he is now pres
ident, and of the lyde I'arle, Protec
tivo association 'of whiclihe"ls secre
tary, and he knows much of this fight
against tae saloon. v - v '
The regular a'nhual meeting of the
stockholders of the Rock IslandSav
!ngs bank for the election of nine d
rectors for one year will -be" held at
;he oBceof said bank. In Rock Island,
Mo'HtfSypril '1 3, l-JPMJswiH b
open it jla. ru fuid yfusM ai 12 noo
of jsaid '(thy.' 'U :
y p3REENA WALT; Cashier.
Rocjilana, April; 2. 1908.
: "The Standard Oil company could
sell oil In the trl-cities for 5 cent3 a
gallon and still realize a good profit,"
said Rev. Oscar Neson of Titusville,
Pa., in a lecture before the geology
class of Augustaua college yesterday.
Mr. Nelson spoke on "The Oil and Gas
Industries of Pennsylvania." He has
lived in the oil and gas region of that
state for many years and is well vers
ed in matters pertaining to their production.
According to Rev Mr. Nelson, the
Standard Oil company's profits are
enormous. One" oil well alone in the
vicinity of Titusville produced 58,000
wOrth of oil per hour for several years;
Rockefeller, the speaker said, got his
start by securing rebates from the rail
roads on shipments from Cleveland to
New York. The Standard was thus
enabled to undersell rival companies
and gradually squeeze them out. .
IllMtory of ladiiNtryt -
Titusville was the scene of the first
3il fleii developed in the world. The
presence of oil in the Oil Creek valley,
was known for many, years, ' but as
-here was no commercial demand for
t, no prospecting was done. The In
lians gathered the oil as it collected
m the surface of the creek by soak
ing blankets and then wringing them
nit. They sold it only as medicine.
It was not until 1858 that Colonel
G. L. Drake drilled the first oil well
n the world. The Invention of the
lamp chimney about this time gave
the oil a commercial value for illumi
nating purposes. . , . - -
'. .J. "-- Shock tbe 'o-rIx.
Since that time the various by-pro-lucts
that are being made from the
rude petroleum have continually" ln-j
Teased its Importance and value. ! '
Mr. Nelson gave' the co-eds a rude
hock when he told them that soap
m'd chewing gum are among the pro
lucts' made from the final black resl-
f !iif Thp nnnrpr Vrarto nf-nil ! chl-
ed to European markets.. ,
''We have ah "easy 'payment. Victor.
"on,ice" for you. Come and get It; ? ':.
Think "..of,- the delicious- melody, " the ? '
. sweet old songs, , th stirring band. '
orchestra and grand opera music that
might be trickling into your - senses.
day after day. ; -v 4 .'-.;'..'; ',;7: 'in '- ;r-s'. '
, The $1 a .week payments, are soon r
finished, but th&: pleasure -keeps on .
trickling. .'Why wait? v "t .. '.
DAILY FREE CONCERTS-121 P." M.
11 wn tbjmlju
We .made a 10-strike when we decided on the Victor OVER A
OTHER MACHINES. We could make more money on oilier MAK
of. machines, but like our other merchandise, we want, to
VALUE and quality, and the" business we have already done sij
opening this "department has proven bevond doubt that the VH
is "IT." -".'. . , " , '
WHY IS THE VICTOR ."IT?" Because if it wasn't the Victor Ti
ing Machine company could not have exclusive right, with all
. greatest artists and bands of the world. ' '
Largest Shipment of Fancy Horns Just Recei
rHE . FERRY BT SERVICE
Schedule is to be. Made to Accommo-,-.
-.. date the. Traffic. .;
The ferry boat ; schedule between
; ere, and Davenport is to be maintain
d on a- 15-njinut.e. basis in the mom
ng.but in the afternoon and evening
aster lime will be made if the traffic
We are doing things
Sewing machines. al$
our third big sbipnj
just received and we j
now ready to supply 11
who have been wait
We have Ihem from $l!
to $30.00; complete i
all attachments and
A Pleasure to Show Goods. s
The Oppel-jSpencer Company
" ' " '" ' " - - )
220-224 West Third Street. Davenport, lot
warrants it. The' Davenport, w'hlch
has been returned to the service, is
quite capable of making the trip in 10
$ilnutcs., V ' , , -
'Another 'dock like the one on the
Other side is being built at the boat
yards and will be ready in about two
wecka to replace the one on this side.
The excursion feature of tji
d2ck of the Davenport will like
even more popular than last y
VOTE FOR TERRITORIA
NEXATION. IT IS AN ESS
ELEMENT IN ROCK IS
' " ' " '" ' " , ' " ' '" ' ' - LJ
r"""" 1 -" "v 1 i " mj..n..i-""i i n i I ... i j
) ---" - 1 Lxfc ft r , . l
The only store in the tri
cities selling the gen uine
BUDDY TUCKER BOYS'
SUITS. The spring styles ex
cell all previous efforts and
make this . store headquarters
for Boys' Wearables.
WE ARE SHOWING BY FAR
THE FINEST LINE OF SPRING
AND CRAVENETTE OVER
COATS AND UP-TO-DATE
STYLES IN MEN ' S AND
YOUNG MEN'S SUITS.
$10 to $32
YOUR EASTER BONNET IS HERE
-KNAPP-FELT, STETS ON AND
SHOBLE HATS-ALL SHAPES, COL
ORS AND STY LES INCLUDING
THE CELEBRATED COLLEGE HATS.
, . . f.., ... .s ...... . ,
Buddy Tucker Suits
$5.85 to $12
Wear-Resisting School Suits!
$2.95 to $5