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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY APRIL 11, 1908.
WORK IS STARTED
Robb's Express Company Be
gins to Raze tho Buildings
in the Buford Black.
ALL TO BE DOWN MAY 15
Contract Calls for Tearing Down
'. Structures -and Hauling Away
Material to Clean Lots.
Robb'p: Express company, which has
the Contract for razing U.s riiue build
ings o.f the old Buford block on Seven
teehth street and Second avenue, be
gan Vork today; starting to tear down
the buildings on Seventeenth streef.The
Seventeenth street structures are -.to
be razed in about 10 days, and work
will then be begun on the main build
ing on Second avenue, The contract
awarded the company calls not only
for the tearing down of the buildings,
but for the removal of all of the old
material. no that the lot will be entire
ly clean by the middle of May. .
Sllr of New Ulork. ,
The site, a3 has been stated in the
past in The Argus, hi to be used for
a, modern new building to be erected
by L.'P. Best of Daveiuport. Work on
the hew block will begin at soon as
the old', structures are cleared away.
In view of the fact "that the razing
of Ithe-block is to deprive a number
of business houses rrf their locations
it "has been suggested that these firms
might be able to find new locations
should the $1,000 saloon license fee
become effective and a number of sa
loons forced out of - business. There
are. a uumbor of excellent store rooms
in the- business district, which if the
Fakxins should go out -of business un
der "the'$1.0OO license, would be avail
abbji''. for mercantile establishments
such, as those who must now vacate
the Buford. blocks .
' she left there to make a short .visit
with her husband's relatives it Abing
don, 111., and she had hardly arrived
there when death took her. Asthma,
with complications, was the cause of
the deah. The Clarke home in t'nte
city is - at present under quarantine
for scarlet fever, and for that reason
burial will be made in Abingdon.
Besides her husband she is survived
by her parents and two brothers.
Mrs. Head was born in Rock Island
county . and was about 24 years old!
She was a graduate of 'the Jtock Is
land high, school in the class of 1902,
and later was. employed as a teacher
in the public schools in South Rock
Island. News of her sudden death
comes as a severe shock to her many
friends in this city... The circum
stances are particularly sad because
of the existing contagious illness in
the family here, necessitating the
' Mrs. William Schroether.
Mrs1. William Schroether died this
morning at 11:30 at the. home, 1819
Seventeenth street, after an illness of
several months' with a complication of
ailments. Mrs. Schroether, whose
maiden name was Miss Amalia Winter,
was born in 1844 in Saxon, Germany.
When but a child she was brought to
this country by her parents, who made
their home at Altonberg. Mo. Later
she removed to St. Louis, where May
1, 1872, her marriage to Mr. Schroe
ther was solemnized. Since that time
she had resided here. She is survived
by her husband, five sons, William,
Louis, Carl.August and Otto, and a
daughter, Miss'Mollie Schroether, '-at
home. The funeral will be held Mon
day afternoon. Services will be con
ducted at the home at 1:20 and at the
German Lutheran church at '2 o'clock
by Rev. C. A. Mennicke. Burial will
take place at the Lutheran cemetery'
Jefferson Day to be Fittingly
Observed by the Democrats
of the County.
f0 BE AT THE KARFER
Hon. Lawrence B. Stringer of Lincoln,
Mil., and Judge M. J. Wade of
Iowa City Are Speakers.
shower for the benefit of the Burge
Deaconess hospital at Springfield,' Mo.,
cf which 'Miss Maude Luckey is in
charge. Many ; pieces of linen were
donated for use at the hospital, and a
free will offering of S17 was collected
by the smallest deaconess in the world,
doll dressed to receive any such 6f-
ferlng. A delightful program was gin
en.' including vocal numbers by Miss
Luella Crissman,-Mrs. T. B. Reidy and
Mrs. Edia Lund, piano solo by Miss
Mae Culton, violin solo by Miss Flor
ence Frlestat, and euphonium solos by
Franklin Williams. During the even
ing refreshments were served. r", .
Jefferson day,- the annif srsary of
the birth of Thomas Jefferson wfypse
principles are advocated by the denM
cratic party, is to be observed -Monday
In -;a lifting r manner, under the
anspitfes of the democratic county
central . committee. i".:The committee
LUDWICH IS GIVEN
VERDICT BY JURY
... Mrs. Scott Head. ,
R. ?... Clarke received a telegram
this morning announcing the death of
his daughter, Mrs. Scott Head or Bur
lington, formerly Miss Ida Florence
Clarke of this city. Mrs. Head was
married just last fall and was making
r.er home at Burlington. Thursday
To Make Your
TO MAKE A SUCCESS OF
YOUR GARDEN YOU MUST
PLANT THE "BEST SEEDS
THAT MONEY CAN BUY. -WE
ARE SOLE AGENTS FOR H.
W.". BUCKBEE'S NORTHERN
GROWN PEDIGREED SEEDS,
AND WE CARRY THE LARG
EST AND MOST COMPLETE
LINE OF BULK SEEDS! IN
CIVE US A TRIAL, AND WE
WILL CONVINCE YOU THAT
WE HAVE THE BEST SEED
MONEY CAN BUY. TRY BUCK
BEETS GILT EDGE, NASTUR
TIUM AND SWEET PEAS.
v ONION SETS
5 and 10 Cents Per Quart.
L Boelje '
The Strictly Cash Grocers.
New phone 5G9G; old phone
828-X. 930 Taird avenue..
SCHMID DISPOSED t
TO KEEP HIS SEAT
Understood Fifth Ward- Republican
Alderman Will Not Consent to
Draw Lots for Place.
How is the tie in the election of an
alderman of the Fifth ward to be de-
pided? The first assumption was that
the two candidates who received an
equal number of votes, William Coch
ran, democrat, and George L. Sohmid,
the republican -now holding the office,
would determine the matter by draw
ing lots. It appears though that Mr,
Schmid is disposed to hold the place
against all odds, and it is understood
that he will not consent to a decision
by chance. He will, it is understood.
endeavor to maintain the seat in the
council, rather than assist in any ef
fort to dispose of the matter in a fair
and, practical.. manner., -Whether. Mr.
Cochran will care to enter into a con
test over the place in view of , Mr.'
Schmid's attitude remains to be seen.
He ought to insist upon the process
of law. Certainly one is as much en
titled to the place as the other, and
until it is determined, it might be
held that neither can legally hold the
,The problem is one that it will
probably be up to the council to set
tle, and just what the final disposi
tion of the matter will he can not. be
conjectured. There ought to be no
evasion of the statutory requirement.
Mr. Schmid has consulted attorneys
and At is said he has been advised
that since he is in possession of the
seat in the council he may - remain
ou the. defensive, find refuse to dra'tV
lots to decide the incumbency of the
Mr. Cochran has a right to demand
either" a recount in the settlement of
the . incumbency, according to law.
The council meanwhile is judge of its
: . W. C. MAUCKER, :V
Chairman' Democratic County Commit
tep. - .,''."".'
has arranged for a banquet at the
Harpv house at 8. o'clock Monday
evening. - The banquet is an informal
affair, and tickets' may be secured
from Chairman W. C. Maucker or any
member of the committee. The seats
will be $1. - V :
Two St ron c SprakrrN.
The committee in charge has se
cured two strong representative demo
crats as the speakers of the occasion
Hon. Lawrence7 B. Stringer of Lin
coin. III., and Judge Martin J. Wade
of Iowa City. It is planned to have
in addition to the two principal ad
dresses of the evening, a few five
minute talks by leading local demo
The committee has not as yet se
lected a toastmaster for the banquet
For Your Sunday Dinner
Try the following delightful dessert: ,
.14 cup Kritflish walnut meats.
dozen 1'iks. fit up ftne.
1 10c packiiKe JKLIO-O. any flavor.
. Dissolve , t tit; in a pint of
lioilintr water. When cool and Inst
oomrtynclntf thicken, stir in the figs
dim mils. erve wun wnippea cream.
IH-Iielous. The, walnuts, figs and JELL
it can he bouifht SX any irood -erocerv:
Thl mnkes enoug-n dessert for a large
anally, ana is very economical.
NAMES ROCK ISLAND MAN
W. D. Call Temporarily Succeeds Late
W. D. Gall of this city has been tem
porarily appointed as deputy collector
of internal revenue for the Fifth dis
trict, to succeed the late General
William Clendenin of Moline. The ap
pointment has been made by G. P.
Rennig of Peoria, revenue collector,
and is made pending an examination
to be held at Peoria April 22.
Plenty of Trouble
Is caused by stagnation of the liver
and bowels. To get rid of it. and head
ache and biliousness and the poison
that brings jaundice, take Dr. King's
New Life Pills, the reliable purifiers
that do the work without grinding or
griping. 25c at all druggists.
Wins Case ;n County Court Against
Root & Vandervoort on Claim of
Breach of Contract.
W. Cv Ludwich was awarded the
full amount of his claim against the
Rot & Vandervoort EhgfiTeeriug com
pany in the county court today, - the
ury returning a verdict in his favor
for ?420.92. Mr. Ludwich was em
ployed as foreman of the engineering
department of the company in Janu
ary, 1907, for a year, at a salary of
?1,5()0. He was also to receive a
royalty of 12 cents on a certain
patent, the total of salary and royalty
to be not less than $l,SO0 a year. He
was discharged, he claims, in the fall,
without cause, and he sued to recover
on a claim of breach of contract; G.
H. McKinley, Jr., of Jackson, Hurst
& Stafford's office appeared for the
plaintiff, and George W. Wood of Mo-
ine for the defense. The case went
to, the jury at noon, and a verdict was
returned at 2:30. . .
NOT DECIDED YET What
Tri C'ty Railway Company Has
Work for the S3?son.
CONSIDERABLE IS NEEDED
Should Include Relaying of Numerous
Short Pieces and Completion of
Long View Loop. , ,
McAllister is improving
Human Interest Story Connected with
Young Farm Hand.
Thomas McAllister, the young man
who was injured while operating a
disc on the farm of John Parks near
Reynolds Tliursday afternoon, is bet
ter today according to reports. His
wife and members of his family are
at the bedside. According to reports
from DeWitt, Iowa, the young man's
home, his experience as farm hand
had been prescribed by his parents
as calculated to demonstrate his fit
ness to inherit his portion of the fam
ily thousands. Whether the accident,
if he recovers, will have any effect
upon his term of ..probation remains
to be seen.
Jay MacManus returned from
week's visit in Chicago today.
Glen Gobie is home again after an
extended trip to the Pacific coast an
the gulf states.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Bare and s
Conrad left this morning for a
at Mendota, Iowa. l '
Mr. and Mrs.' Edward Hoffman de
parted this afternoon -for an extended
visit in California.
L. L. McDonald, formerly secretary
of the Y. M. C. A., was in the city
today. He left for Clinton, 111., this
Colonel M. B. Macomb of the artil
lery corps of the United States army,
stationed at Fort Riley, Kan , is a
guest of Colonel PE. Hobbs, com
mandant at Jlock Island arsenal.' Co
lonel Macomb is a son of Colonel Ma
comb, one of the early army engin
eers in charge of the local district,
with offices in Rock Island.
A TRIAL LIST IS SET
Circuit Court Arranges Schedule for
The following -trial list for next
week has been V '4pf iin the circuit
court- ... . fD.i
9455. Law, . McFadden vs. C.R
i., & f. uatiway company.
According to J. F. Lardner, general
manager of the Tri-City Railway com
pany, the company has not as yet de
termined what improvement, and re
construction work it will do this sea
son. It' 1 likely, however, that the
company will complete the remaining
work in Rock Island,, to put all the
track in his city in good condition. In
view or the company's assurance a
year ago, that this year the Long View
loop1, would .'be completed without fail,
the company's' decision' outlining tbe
season s wont is awaited with, inter
est. The Long. View loop line will
probably again fail to be given con
sideration, and the people of the city
will wait another year before being
accorded this oft promised ser-1
vice. With the Long view
loop line completed, and a rinel
built to tap the big district lying south
of Fourth avenue and west of Eleventh
st reet, - the city's street car service
would 'be 'as .'efficient 'as any in the
country,' assuming cf course that the
existing tracks are put in good con
Some PntMiIng Nelei1.
The work of relaying done last year!
almost completed the system in Rock
Island, "but there still remains before
the system is all in first class shape,
the following work." Elm street' line
between Ninth and Fourteenth ave
nues, and on Sixth avenue between
Twentieth and Twenty-first streets:
me lower enu ot . tne Third avenue
line; Fifteenth street from Second to
Third avenue; Third avenue between
Fifteenth and Twentieth streets; Sev
enteenth street from Second to. Third
avenue; Twenty-third street from
Fourth to Fifth avenue; and the-com
pletion of the double tracking of the
Milan iine. , ' ' h
There is little- doubt that the sum
mer will see all of these short pieces
of track renewed in fact tbe wbrk Is
an absolute necessity In most cases.
As far as the Long "View loop is'con-cerned,-the
present company has not
been particularly anxious to fulfill the
pledges of its predecessors in its com
Law, Curtis vs. Union Elcc
' 'ic Telephone, company.
vlsitj- . .; v.
uripp, administrator. -
f Society news. wrHten or 'telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
le gladly received ana puuiisnea. tiut
In either case the identity ot the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear Big
nature and address.
Woman's League Has Meeting. The
Woman's National Progressive league
met yesterday afternoon at the home
of "Mrs. Charles Maas, 423' Fifth ave
nue, Moline. Mrs. Charles "Anderson
of South Heights read, an excellent
paper on "Unionism and Its Tactics."
Rev. J. Cv Bentall of Clficago gave an
instructive and interests 2 talk, after
which there was a discussion In which
the members resolved that unionism
Is the'best method at present, but ihat
socialism is the next step in progress.
The next meeting will be held in two
weeks at the home of Mrs. Charles
Block," Eleventh , avenue . and J3igh
teenth street. The topic will be "Child
Labor." "; ',.' . ' i. ,
Towel Shower for Hospital. The
Christian Endeavor of the : Central
Presbyterian . church gave 'a linen
iowel shower last evening at the home
of Miss Edith Johnson, 738 Fifteenth
streeL A large number of towels were
given .for use at he Presbyterian hos-
)ital at , San Juan, Porto Rico. Miss
Fannie Cieland gave an account of he
jeople of Porto Rico and their customs
nnd of the Island in general. Refresh-
nents were served during the evening.
Linen Shower Largely Attended.
The Toung Woman's -Home Mission
society of the First Methodist church
vave a largely attended entertainment
:ast evening at the home of Mrs. 'K. B.
Williams, 510 Nineteenth street- The
affair was in the nature of a linen
Chancery. Josephson vs. Jo-
9523. Law. Strafford vs. Republic
Iron & Steel company.
9531. Law. City of Moline
.9535. Law. Johnston vs. Central
Electric Manufacturing company.
953G. Law. Johnston vs. Central
Electric Manufacturing company.'
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Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the f'avenport Malting company's pale
export. Pelivered anywhere ,tn Rock-
Island Botb tihones, north 1C9. V
If you're planning
to be attired in
garments that re
flect t li e ; latest
. " ; V . style ard give you
a p p e a r a nee on
April 10 ycu must
have your order
f -in this week.
PAY US $25.
PAY OTHERS $35.
. ing Co.,
I II hols Theater Building.
Nothing ' adds to kitchen .
convenience in summer weather
like a New Perfection Wick
Blue ' Flame Oil Cook-Stove.
Anything that any stove can ;
do the "New Perfection" will
do, and do it better. Bakes, .
roasts, boils, toasts; heats the wash water and the sad '
irons, and does it without dissipating its heat through the room .
to your discomfort. The
Wick Blue Flame 0U Cook-Stove
actually keeps the kitchen cool actually makes it comfortable
for you while doing the family cooking, because, unlike the coal
range, its heat is directed to one point only right under the
kettle. Made in three sizes, fully warranted. If not
with your dealer, write our nearest agency.
Notice, to Contractors. T
; Sealed' proposals will be - received
by the, head clerk. W .Hawes. qf
Modern Woodmen building, untll
April 1C, 1:30 p. m., for the above
work according to the conditions here
in set forth and fully specified for the
plumbing and heating of the publica
tion building of the M. V. of A. Pro
posals to be considered must be ac
companied by a certified check for 5 J
per cent of .the amount of , the bid.
which will be forfeited in case the
successful bidder refused to enter, con
tract for the proper execution of the;
work comprehended In his proposal
and, or refuse to give an approved
bond to the amount of CO per cent of
the contract price for the faithful per
formance cf said contract, provided,
however the owner has given the suc
cessful bidder a notice in writing that
his bid is accepted and allows .10 days
hereafter for the. filing of the bond as
aforesaid mentioned.. The society re
serves the right to reject any or all
bids and the certified checks willbe
returned "to all unsuccessful bidders,
bidders will make a deposit of $10
for safe return of plans and specifica
tions which are to be obtained of
Ceorge P. Stauduhar, Hurst building,
city. All proposals fo be addressed
'Proposal for heating and plumbing
MAJOR C. W. HAWES, Head Clerk.
Modern Woodmen of America, Rock
i Island, 111. y.
' Sealed proposals for electric wiring
will also be received under same con
ditions as above. .
; , Pleads Guilty. ;
Fred NeUson plead guilty in the
county court this afternoon to a
charge of stealing . about 80 cents'
worth of goods from a news depot in
Moiine. ' lie was sentenced, to an
hour's imprisonment in the county
jail, and was fined S3 and costs.
New Wall for Fountain.
Ranson & Atkinson, contractors,
commenced work this morning on . a
new wall for the fountain at Spencer
square. : The old one was of brick vd
has seen considerable service. The
new wall is to be of concrete. r
Postal Savings Bank."'
One of the most pronounced rcsnlts
of the recent financial flurry was the
favorable consideration and comment
of a postal bank savings sys'tem
There has also been a great deaL of
favorable comment about the merit of
Hostett'er's Stomach Eittets during
the 54 years .it has been before the
public, and its cures have been s& pro
nounced as to make it a leader among
medicines for. ailments of the.stom
ach, liver and bowels. In thousands
of homes it has already established
itself as, the favorite remedy because,
of its purity and reliability. e If yon
suffer from poor- appetite, sick hea
ache, nervousness, heartburn, bloating,
sour stomach, dyspepsia, indigestion.
I costiveness, grippe, spring ailments or
j malaria .try a bottle at once. It will
surely help you. . : vU- -
m LAMP ssr.
light that is very grateful ;
to tired eyes a perfect student or family
lamp. Brass, nickel plated, hence more dur- -able
than other lamps. -. r.
I f not with your dealer, write our near
est agency. . . " " '
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
G qj - c C G C G!
"NO W SAY"
Let Our Money Whisper
For You. -
If there is anything you could use
some money for to pay your t,axes,
paint your house, pay the doctor, or
the furniture man
Then all we ask is that you let us
send our man to your home to tell you
how to get the money.
. . One small 'easy payment is better
. than a number of scattered bills. ,
If we cannot convince you that we
.have the finest loanTlans in the tri
cities, then it won't cost you a cent.
'We promise fair play during any
misfortune. ... ( '
, . We claim the .best monthly, payment
. plans. .. . .. . : ; . ,..
And hero are some of the rates of
our original 50 week plan:
G0c is tbe weekly payment on a S23
loan. - .
$1.20 is the weekly payment on a
$2.40 is the weekly payment on a
$100 loan. ; .; . v .
Olttrr .iinnnnlN la H.-inir iroMnltp.
WE LOAN ON
FURNITURE, PIANOS, TEAMS, ETC.
Almost anywfiere within 40 miles of
If you'll write, or use either phone,
we will send a man to tell you all
' LET US PROVE WHAT WE ASSERT.
MAY WE HEAR FROM YOU?
Tri-City Loan Co
New Phone T242
Old Phone ....2125-X
21914 Brady Street, .
Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights
s ;$ $ $ $ $ s s
i t It HI lUiri f lift tMtMS
. ',AjlM'i"l"MftgIW.MIIIII II HI Mil
OUR WELL NEVER
' If your well Fhould go dry,' you
. wouldn't hesitate to ask your neighbor
. for water you simply have., to have-it,
lJuUwhen your financial well goes dry.
when you lack money you don't
. like to embarrass yourself by asking
. your neighbor or friend" fofmOney.. It's
"different then they might not exactly '
understand. . (-. -
"' Our well is for just this purpose
. to loan you money no fear of it going
dryland what's more, we arc anxious''
to test its capacity. ' '
. We will.be very glad to loan you at .
very reasonable cost what money ;you
'need to tide, you ov.er temporary eni- .
baiTassment. Repay ns a little at' a
time-over a long time If yoit wish -.-
retain your independence and keep -.
your credit good. ' -
Drop in and see ns and let ns ex
; plain our "easy trms and convenient
- plan.- Write or phone us if you cannot
call and we'll call to see you. No ob
ligation oh your part and no charge of
any kind unless "we make you a loan.
FIDELITY LOAN CO,
. ' MITCllEl.1. A IASDE BLOCK, . . ;
Room 38, llerk lalaad.
' . Ofllce boars, 8 . m. to p. mn ;
Satnrday crrmlaKH. Trteuboae Wnt OI4.
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