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WHE rARGXJS, TUESDAY. MAY 19, 1 908.
AS TO CONTEST
Spsndfc Much Time Listening
to Arguments on Election
BUT DECLINES TO ACT
Improvement Ordinances are Adopted
: Railroad Xsks to Change
. Switch Tracks. .
The city council room last evening
took on the appearance of a court, and
in fact one of the various lawyers
present declared that the council, when
acting on certain matters, is a court,
and must conduct itself with the same
Blow dignity of a court.
The controversy of William D. Coch
ran and Alderman G. L. Schniid for
the Fifth ward seat was the subject of
another long argument proband con,
and in addition to the city attorney,
who in the main takes the side of Mr.
Schmid. there were present Hon. Wil
liam McEniry for Mr. Cochran, and
Judge C. J. Searle for Mr. Schniid.
OR. CORA REED
IS HELD ON A
Is Indicted by the Grand Jury
for Death From Criminal
The switch tracks will be removed
further from the' street and the prop
erty line, and all but two property own
ers joined In the petition to have the
ordinance adopted. . ' t
The council, after a controversy over
the method of referring the matter for
investigation, decidca to hold an ad
journed meeting this afternoon at 2
o'clock to inspect the ground. E. H.
Stafford of Jackson, Hurst & Stafford
was present and explained t,o the coun
cil just what the company seeks by
the proposed ordinance.
For BIk Walrr Sj-nrm.
- The council adopted two ordinances
providing for Important extensions of
the city, water service: One provides JRU BILLS AGAINST BOOTHS
ior ine construction 01 a system in
mains In. the Second ward at a cost of
J3G.012.C0, and the other for the exten
sion of mains on the hill on Thirty
fifth and Thirty-sixth streets, and along
Eighteenth avenue to connect the two
streets, at an estimated cost of 55,
398.80. Both ordinances provide for
special assessment proceedings.
The Ninth street paving ordinance
was called up for a vote by Alderman
Blochlinger, but action was opposed
by Alderman Smith, who moved to la
ble the propositipn. T'he motion was
lost, 9 to 4, and Alderman Blochlinger
Salvation Army Couple Must Answer
for Killing of Their Two--
The grand jury for the May term
his morning made its report to Judge
Gest in the Roek Island county
circuity court, returning 46 true
bills, and reporting 31 cases as
ignored. Two cases for murder were
withdrew his demand for a vote, under inwmg those investigated by the jury,
the assurance that the ordinance will and indictments on this charge are
be acted upon at the next regular ses- -(.turned anainst lr fnr ' n.i n,i
(Hlrom on C'onimlHMlnn.
Mayor Schaffer. named Alderman
Louis Ostrom as a member of tlje Rock
Island Industrial commission to s'uc-
ceed A. G. Anderson, who lias retired
And the discussion had not proceeded froni tlie council. Alderman Ostrom
far before the attorneys were deep
Into a technical argument of which
long extracts from court opinions anl
other law books formed a large part.
The matter came up when Alderman
and the mayor form the city's official
representation on this important body,
against both Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Booth. Dr. Reed is charged with the
leatb of a Moline woman by perform-
ng an ai'oej criminal operation. Dr.
Reed was netd on the. verdict of the
coroner's jury which invsstigated the
death, but later secured 'bail on a hab
eas corpus petition before Judge Gest.
Ensign and Mrs. Booth of the local
which Is composed of representative? I Salvation army corps are charged with
he death of their little two weeks old
laughter, who was brutally butchered
of the Rock Island Club, the Rock Is
i land Business Men's association, and
r if t . i il l I
iui-Kis tau u ior me repon oi uiu , the city. The two city representatives in their room on First avenue-and
city attorney, requested at the last.are likewise members of the board of Thirteenth street several months aeo.
They, like Dr. Reed, were held to the
grand jury by the verdict of the in
meeting. Mr. Witter declared that in! control of the commission
his opinion the council has full right
to open the ballot boxes, but having
Kirks on Employ.
Atrlprman Kmith vhpn fh nn v mil
said that much, he gave a forecast of; ordinance protested against
Mr. Searle s argument as to the rea- tne jQr Kckhart, employed un
ions why this action shou.d not be dpr CUy Eng,neei. WaHace Treichler
aken ... fo- six days at $2.50 a day.' Alderman
.searle Mate (inf. I ... , .
. .... 'Smiths complaint was made because
Mr. Searle then formally 'entered Mr Kcknart Js not yet a voter The
bia i special appearance for Mr.Schmid.' mayor retorte(1 that the - nian
and, objected to consideration of this ha(1 earne(, hu wagpS( and tha(. hk
matter for a number of reasons. He Berv,ce tQ thp c WJW not aIectcd fe
proceeded then to give a detailed h,s age AIderman Smitn rcfusied to
statement of his objections, first re-1 vote on-the pay ro ordiuan but
questing the city clerk to make a min- none of Ule oth(r aldemen made anv
ute of the objections entered. Hft hpld--objection
that the petition was not filed within i ' sewer i wanted
30 days; that the matter has already j A1(lerman McNealy presPntCd a peti
u.v,. D.., a ''""-'tion from 8C property owners of the
u, .aw, ..s . iv.r. ocmuuu , , sxth ward askj fop imniC(liatc ac.
.... lion on the east central sewer svstem
I.. c:i. .1 .t. , . : 1 1 f. , .1 -
nag uffii iiicii, ine ifuiHii iiieu iiui
being verified by an oath.
Mr. McEniry then spoke for Mr.
Cochran, denying the arguments of Mr. !
SCarTo and'Inslstihg' that the council !
should, in view of the petition filed,
proceed to recount the ballots of the
Fifth ward and determine which of
the two candidates was elected.
Mr. Searle again argued the matter,
claiming that the petition was not
really filed, but had been merely pre
sented informally to the council. He
claimed, too, that the action of the
council In the past was in effect a set
tlement of the contest. Ho claimed the
council to be a court, and held that
only in that manner could it act in
such cases. ,
When Mr. Searle had . finished Mr.
McEniry arose and presented the other
side of the argument again. Aldermen
Smith and Tuckis took up the discus
sion brleflly on opposite sides. Finally,
after something over an hour had been
spent in the discussion, and the hands
of the clock pointed to 10:40, the may
or in vain attempted to 'suppress a
yawn, and with a sigh of relief enter
tained a motion of Alderman Ostroni
that t VTe council take no action for the
Auk tn Change Track.
A petition from .property owners
and an ordinance, were presented by
the Pork Island, for permission
to alter the location of certain tracks
along First avenue between Eleventh
and Thirteenth streets. The purpose
is to eliminate a curve, and to improve
the switching facilities at this point,
designed to serve the south and. erst
section of the Sixth ward. The matter
was referred to the board of local im
provements with instructions to act at
once, and the city engineer promised
to submit a report at an early date.
tuest, but an application for bail was
aot successful as hi" the other case.
- Thorn lidicted.
The jury reports having investigated
a total of 72 matters, and examining
i total of 13S witnesses. The true
jills returned were against the follow
Frank Young, burglary and larceny.
Frank Young, larceny.
William H. Miller, 'burglary and lar
James LaGrange, larceny.
Roy Sharerr, burglary and larceny.
Roy Sharerr, larceny.
William LaGrange, receiving stolen
Roy Hammerly,- burglary and lar-
Feter Synezeal and Richard Stran-
Ed Sandell, burglary and larceny.
Ed Flunkctt, burglary arid larceny.
William Mortens, burglary and lar
Dr. Cora L- Reed, murder.,
Robert Booth and Jessie Booth,
Frank Hamilton, Edward Phillips,
Ben Pickup and Anson Wilcox, rob
Margaret M. Peters, malicious mis-
Margaret M. Peters, resisting an of
ficer; - .
Albert E. Bentham, burglary and
Albert E. Bentham, forgery (three
Robert Cain, larceny (two indict
ments). . .
Harvey Reed, larceny.
Peter Olderbeke, abandonment.
Lawrence Tubbs and Joseph Cooper,
malicious mischief. ..
Fred Hoesll, embezzlment.
Walter Bracher and Frank Carlson,
burglary and larceny.
Edward Phillips and Elmer Hamil
ton, burglary and Jarceny.
Fire in a Barn. : " I Edward Phillips and Anson Wilcox,
A barn in the rear of 1642 Four-1 burglary and larceny.
teenth street .caught fire last evening I Anson" Wilcox, Edward Phillips,
about 9 o'clock and the fire depart-1 Eric Norman, burglary and larceny.
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REPORT $910.87 WAS
RECEIVED FROM TAGS
A Goool -Dresser
Dressing well means nothing more nor less than dressing
simply, suitably and sensibly, the accomplishment of which
i exceedingly easy when you have the right clothes to
The G,M H. Clothing
is made of the right fabric and made the right way at the
right price, with notions that are both fashionable and be
coming. x Spring and summer styles now shown.
. AND THEY FIT.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Completed Figures Are Announced by
the Associated Charities and
the King's Daughters.
At a meeting this morning of the
ladies of the Associated Charities and
the King's Daughters, who had in
charge the conducting of tag day last
Saturday, reports were received from
all the workers throughout the city.
showing that $010.87 was collected for
charity. Tags were sold for as high
as $5 and the prices paid for them
ranged down to a few pennies. The
ladies are much gratified with the
outcome and express their thanks to
the public who made this, their first
venture, such a success.
ment had to be called to extinguish
the blaze. Household goods belong
ing to J. H. Hauptmann was stored on
the upper floor of the barn and all
of It was destroyed.
(. We have a lot of them that are Idle and we are anxious to put them
to work. Have you a job for come of them?
If you need any dollars come and see us.. We'll loan them to you,
from 10 up, at a rate you can afford to pay and you can return them
to us a few at a time oyer a long time if you wish. I
, We ake a lien on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons, cows, or
" other personal property to secure us for the dollars we lend you, but
the property remains in your possession. We're fair and prompt and
reasonable, and jour business with us will be confidential. ' Let us
know how many-dollars you need. Call, Write or phone us. We'll
do the rest. .'. ! .
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
' aUTCtUUili ITHDa BLOCK, ROOX S8, ROCK IftXAlTB.
Offlc hours, 8 a. m. to p inland Saturday ovanlnga. Toltphon
wt 614; nw telephono 0011.
Frank Hamilton and Anson Wilcox,
Ben 17:- (up ani Frank Hamilton,
larceny. - .
.The Ignored Canea.
The jury Ignored the following
Lawrence .Smith and Clara Jackson,
colored, charged with stealing chick
ens and eggs from John Looney's
farm. Looney placed a valuation 'of
$15 each on the hens and $15 a dozen
on the stolen eggs.
Margaret Glynn, larceny (two
charges). - - - ' '
Mike Koutschos, larceny. V .'
Ed Holm, larceny.", ' "' ': - '
Fred Eipp, larceny.
Wesley, W. Rounds, larceny. -17 7
Howard La Grange, larceny. 7
Typhon DeSmyther, assault with "a
deadly weapon. " - - ,
Samuel J. Rice, larceny as bailee.
Abraham N. Fryer, robbery.
Milton Bender, assault with a dead
ly weapon. . - ' .
Jnnus McNabney, assault with
Julius McNabney, assault with a
Leonard Huffman, adultery.
Minnie Crouch. adultery.
. Dick ' O'Conpell, larceny.
Frank McDowell, larceny.
, .Fred. Nielsen, larceny.. ;
James Burk larceny. :
Louis Conner, abandonment
Charles Johnson, larceny.
Perry Leonard, malicious mischief.
Lawrence Smith,; burglary and lar
Clara Jackson, burglary and larceny
Frank Young, - larceny.
Fred Black, assault with intent to
Arthur Burnwood. larceny.
James Burns,, confidence game."
Daniel Kelly, lrrcc-y.
Conditlonii-i Are . Shocking;. .
The juryniakfe's: the customary re
port as to the condition of the county
jail, and as grand juries for many
ears have done, the body for this
term condemns the conditions exist
The report says, among other
things, the following: "We find t-at
at the present time there are over 50
prisoners confined, in a space that
was originally Intended to accommo
date 30 prisoners, and there have been
as high as 80 prisoners confined there.
There is absolutely no way -ten sep
arate the vicious and habitual offender
from the one committing his first of
fense, and in thesfemale ward colored'
and white women are herded together
in one little room, where they are
obliged to dress and undress In full
view of male prisoners, or officers
who may be passing through to other
parts of the jail."
Would Oust Sheriff.
It is stated that the sheriff Is doing
as well as possible to Keep the jail
sanitary under the circumstances, and
the report continues: "Very little
more, if . anything,, can be done with
this present building to improve It,
so we would earnestly add to our rec
ommend, to , that already repeatedly
made, that -Je county either be pro
vided with a new jail or. th?t. the
sheriff be provided with quarters else
where for his family, and that the
Apartments now occupied by him be
altered so as to relieve the existing
conditions." . - '
.None of the prisoners made com
plaint as to the ' food " or treatment
given them in the jail.
This N afternoon 13 of the youthful
offenders indicted were arraigned in
the circuit c6urt, State's Attorney J
K." Scott appearing for the prosecu
tion, r. "All of . the prisoners entered
pleas of not guilty and were remand
ed: to jail to await tria'.. .
OLD SOLDIERS OFF
FOR STATE MEETING
Tri-city Members of G. A. R. Depart
on Steamer Columbia for the En
campment at Quincy. .
With fife and drums playing "Yan
kee Doodle" and the blood coursing
madly through-every vein, the old
soldiers of the three cities left last
earning about 8 o'clock for the state
encampment at Quincy. There were
about 100 of the grey haired veterans
on the Columbia when it pulled out
from the landing. About 50 ladies
mostly wives of the old soldiers, were
also on board. . The cabins were all
reserved for them. No more ladies
will join the party but stops will be
made at .Muscatine,' New Boston,
Keithsburg, Oqtiaka and Burlington
to take on delegations of old soldiers.
When the boat reaches Quincy there
will be about 300 on board.
The boat will, return Friday morn
ing. - . ' ,
COURT NAMES THE
BOARD OF REVIEW
Peter Schlemmer 'and George Herbst
Are to Serve Again with W. R.
Carey of Supervisors." t
Germany, Mays29, 1854. He came to
America in June 1884 and direct to
Rock Island. -He worked in the lower
saw mill. He was married to Freder-
icke Martens March 4. 1886 and went
on his farm near Taylor Ridge in Oc
tober. 1894. ' He leaves his. wife, son
Fred.a daughter Anna, five stepchil
dren and two Brothers and three sis
ters in Germany. : '
Hon. E. W. Hurst leaves tonight for
a business trip through the northwest
Mrs. Harry Aspelmeir of Joliet Is
visiting at the home of her brother H.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Patterson for
merly of this city,' how of Chicago, are
in the city.
John J. Condon, secretary of the
Pantagraph Printing - company W
Bloomington, is spending the day in
Dr. J R. Hollowbush and Dr. S. B.
Hall leave in the morning to attend
the convention of the state medical
society which is to be held at Peoria.
J. H. Shaw of Bloomington is in the
city making arrangements for the in
door chautauqua which the Y. M. C A
is to give sometime in October. Last
evening he gave a lecture illustrated
with the stereopticon, on the Canadian
northwest, at the Y. M. C. A.
Sam Kaufman, Robert Rexdale, Sam
Ryerson and R. R. Reynolds have
gone to Peoria to attend the state
Elks meeting. Lloyd Lamphere and
Sam Davis will leave tonight. The
delegates from this ' county are in-
County Judge R. W. Olmsted today
named the two members of the board
of review to serve with Chairman w. structed for Andrew Olson, mayor of
R. Carey of the board of supervisors,
who is a member and chairman of the
board - ex-officio. , The court named
Peter Schlemmer of this city and
George Herbst of Moline, both of
whom have been - members of the
board heretofore.' ' " '
Molictv for state . president.
HIS MONEY -WAS TAKEN
Victim Claims He .Was Relieved of
$42 in a Hold Up.
A man named Letts reported to the
police . last night that he had been
held up and robbed of 42 near the
; Larson Funeral
The funeral of Andrew G. Larson!
was held this 'afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the First Swedish - Lutheran
church. f Rev. S. G. Hagglund conduct
ed, the services. Burial took place at
Chippiannock cemetery. ! The pallbear
ers were Christ Anderson', Charles Llnd
gren, unaries, Aiaimrose, -.uiai swan
bridge ; at Twenty-fourth street. Ed ' son. Emil Peterson. And Claus Apple-
Lee and Lottie Lee were arrested on quist.
suspicion, but. they could not be iden
tified. They were, fined and . sent to
jail for vagrancy, the man being sen
Milow Funeral. '.-
The funeral of Fritz Mlow will be
XCNiX)OOO0OOCC000OO0a900O00dO00O0CX0OCXX9000000000O : James Wallace.-maliclous mischief. I license.
tenced to serve out a $55 fine and the held at his home near Taylor Ridge
woman a $45 fine. ., - tomorrow-at 9 a. m. and Rev. E.v"D.
John "Nord and John TPietro were Mennicke will conduct the services.
MTeated and fined $5 each by Magis-. Burial, will lake place at the Lutheran
Itrate Elliott lor .peddling without a cemetery in South Rock Island. rMr. jTower innt by the Thirty club. " A large
Milow was born in Gramlow, Stargard, number ofr couple were In attendance
and the affair was in eyery way en
BUSINESS MEN TO
BANQUET AT TOWER
Annual Dinner of Association is to be
Held This Evening Strong Speak
ers to be Heard.
rThe members of the Rock Island
Business Menis association will hold
their annual banquet at the Watch
Tower this evening. Besides a musi
cal program y Professor Oelschagel
on the violin, there- will be addresses
by F. E. Bonney of Parton, III., and
Wilbur Coons of Freeport. Mr. Bonney
will ,talk on "The Building of a City."
He has a wide reputation as a speaker
and his hearers will enjoy a treat. Mr.
Coons' topic is to be association work,
a subject on which he is well quali
fied to talk as he is the secretary of
the business men's association of Free-port.
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 169.
fSoclety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
do giaaiy received ana puDiisuea. nut
In either case the Identity of the sender
mast be made known, to insure relia
bility. - Written notices must, bear nig-
Dature ana address. J ,
Ammerman-Barttett. Dr. R. B. Wil
liams at the parsonage of the First
Methodist- church i this - morning . at
10:30 ' Officiated at the marriage "of
Miss Jennie May Bartlett, daughter of
Steven A. Bartlett of Moline, to Wal
ter H.-Ammerman, -also of Moline.
The ring ceremony was used and the
bridal couple was unattended. Mr.
Ammerman- is an : electricaJ. engineer
employed in Moline where he and his
bride will reside.- V. "v
ThirtyVClub .Dancer The first - of
the series- of summer dancing parties
was. given" last evening ;at-the Watch
There , are two -Inevitable
tendencies ; of the human '
mind when seeking gift ar '
tides to get the best at the -lowest
With jewelry Snd Its al. .
lied lines, first In favor and -a
store Tike' this to choose
In you have a natural and
sufficient explanation for its '
We invite your most x ;
treme criticism, t 1
T wnrr mjDG.