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WWE ABGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1908.
IS NOT WILL
ING TO HAVE A
Settlement of Fifth Ward Con
troversy is Put Squarely to
Schmid and He Declines.
PARTY COMMITTEE ACTS
Presents Resolution to the City Coun
cil Ninth Street Paving Ordin
ance Goes Through. -
The settlement of the Fifth ward
controversy over the aldermanic elec
tion was put squarely up to Alderman
O. L. Schmid last evening, and he was
asked to consent to the opening of
the ballot boxes, in order that the
exact results might be learned. But
Mr. Schmid, having the position of
advantage in the contest of holding his
seat, declined to consent to going Into
the question further.
The matter came up on a communi
cation from the democratic city town
ship committee, with resolutions
adopted at a meeting May 27. The
committee' in its resolutions' endorsed
the position taken by William D.
Cochran, and referred to a decision
of the late Judge Pleasants to the
effect that where the tally sheet aud
the certificate of the Judges differ,
the latter shall govern tho canvassing
board unless, the ballots are counted.
The committee concludes by repeating
the request that the ballots be count
ed. The communication is signed by
Joseph Grotegut, chairman, and Ralph
W. Lamont, secretary of the commit
tee, r The council received the com
munication, and Alderman C. J. Smith
immediately arose and put the whole
business up to Alderman Schmid.
. Declloea to Amwh.
Explaining that it appears that the
ballots may be counted if both Mr.
Cachran and Mr. Schmid agree, Alder
man Smith asked Mr. Schmid if he
would be willing to settle the entire
matter by consenting to a recount of
the ballots. Alderman Schmid did
not reply at once but looked to his
attorney. Judge C. J. Searle. When
the question was repeated, he
declined to answer, saying "Ask my
attorney." The reply did not please
A 1 .1 ! T . i ! 1 . II tit I
rtiufiumii ouu(.a, w iiu tam; neve
heard law, from first one lawyer and:
one book, then from another and an-1
other book, and the more we hearl
the less' we know about this.' It Is
up to Mr. Schmid." But the Fifth
ward official merely said, "There's my
attorney," and indicated Mr. Searle.
Pin Attorney Dovr.
When some one finally suggested
that only the clerk had custody of
the ballots, Mr. Schmid caught at the
point, and said, "yes, yes, that's it.
The clerk has the ballots I haven't
them." The right of the council to
open the ballots in case both men
agreed was then putup to City At
torney J. F. Witter by Alderman Law
ler, and for some time he gave legal
opinions that had nothing to do with
the point, until, when finally pinned
down to the question by Alderman
Smith he reluctantly admitted that he
was convinced that the council might
under those conditions open the bal
lots. Mr. Searle dissented from this
opinion, and said "no" to Alderman
Smith's : question, for Alderman
"That's all," said Mr. Smith to the
mayor; and while Alderman Schmid
audibly gave a sigh of relief, : the
council passed on to other business,
ORrHAVE YOUR BUST IN
THE HALL OF FAME TO BE
NEITHER DO YOU HAVE TO
PAY ' HIGH PRICES FOR
Pay Us $25
V That's Enough.
; Illinois Theater Building. '
and in the course of half an hour the
Fifth ward alderman recovered his
composure. . : -
Drain la Cruinbllnir.
The council last evening had im
pressed on it the condition ' of the
Twenty-fourth street storm drain, for
the construction of - which Mathias
Schnell was unable to collect from
the city, and which is the basis of
two vicious injunction cases in the
circuit court aimed to tie up the city's
finances and force a settlement for
the drain. These suits were filed for
Mr. ' Schnell and Henry Tappendorf,
and Edgar F. Olson of Chicago, by
II. A. Weld.
The attention of the council was
called to the condition of the sewer
by an inquiry of City Engineer Wal
lace Treichler, representing the board
of local improvement. The engineer
asked the-instructions of the council
as to whether he should plan the pro
posed Sixth ward" , sewer system . to
connect with the Twenty-fourth street
drain, , or whether he should plan the
system with a view to constructing
It complete to the river. He declared
that the Twenty-fourth street drain
will not last four years more, and that
it. is already crumbling in places, par
ticularly at the ends. From an, engi
neering point of view he advised the
reconstruction of the whole ditch, but
in view of the city's finances he de
sired instructions. The matter was
referred to the board of local improve
ments and the city attorney to investi
gate. Pan Paving Ordinance.
The ordinance for the paving of
Ninth street from Third to Eighteenth
avenue was adopted, on motion of
Alderman Blochlinger. This ordinance
has been before the council for some
time, and an effort was made last
evening to defer action, but was sup
ported by but two aldermen. The
vote on the adoption was unanimous.
The street is to be paved with brick,
to a width of 30 feet. The work will
not be undertaken until next year,
and not until the water main and
sewer construction' work along . the
street has been completed.
An ordinance -to lay water mains
on Thirty-ninth street from Eleventh
to Fourteenth avenue and on Eleventh
avenue from Thirty-ninth to Fortieth
street, was submitted and laid over
to the next meeting.
To Supply Ice.
A petition from the W. C. T. U. for
an appropriation to supply ice for
four public drinking barrels was re
ferred to the license and markets
committee. ' The city last year appro
priated $125 for this purpose.
The finance committee reported ad
versely on the bill of Aliver Olson,
former city attorney, for $600 more
ior services in the appellate and su
preme court. Mr. Olson was allowed
$400. a year ago, but wants $G0O more
ior his services. -
FOUR NURSES GET
Take Examination at St. .Anthony's
Training School New.Superin
tendent Takes Charge.
Four nurses at St. Anthony's hospital
took examinations the latter part of
last week and passed creditably and
were graduated. The young ladies are
the Misses Anna Sneyd, Charlotte Gor
man, Frances Cooney and Phoebe
Mis' Margaret Rooney, who has been
superintendent of nurses at the hospi
tal for a number of years, resigned
some time ago and her . resignation
took effect today. She has served the
institution well,, and -her- loss will be
felt. As yet she has made no plans
for the future but will secure the rest
the need of which caused her to resign.
Miss Robinson, a graduate of St.
Luke's hospital in Davenport, will suc
ceed her as superintendent of nurses.
Phil Mitchell has returned from
Mrs. J. B. Depler of Lewistown, 111.,
is visiting Mrs. AI Burton.
Mrs. J. C. Russell and son and
daughter left for Elgin, Ore., yester
Mrs. Hugh E. Curtis and child have
departed for Martha's Vineyard, where
they will spend the summer.
City Clerk M. T. Rudgren is in Chi
cago today attending a meeting of the
executive committee of the association
of city clerks, and city attorneys, for
the purpose of arranging a program
for the convention at Springfield June
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Casteel, accom
panied by their daughter. Miss Evan
geline Casteel,' have returned home
from Washington, D. C, .where Mrs
Casteel has been visiting for two
months. Miss Casteel graduated last
week from Mount Vernon seminary,
from which institution she received
the order of the Lily, the highest hon
or obtainable at the school.
,s Dr. Albert N. Mueller, a native Rock
Island boy who 'a year ago graduated
from Northwestern university at Chi
cago with the honors of bis class, and
has since devoted a year to .practical
experience in St. Anthony's hospital at
Denver, has returned to Rock Island
to locate. Dr. Mueller has hosts of
friends here who will be glad to know
of his determination to cast his lot
among them. . :.
- : X River Riplets.
The Ruth was the only boat through
tne kock island draw today. -.;
- The stage of water was 10.40 at 7
a. m. and 10.45 at noon.
MAY RETURN HERE
Cuban Army Officers Expect to
Remain in the United States
r All Summer. "'
ONE OF PARTY INTERVIEWED
Major Marti Discusses Relations of
United States and His Country
Soon Able to Rule Self.
It is possible that General Guerra.
commander of the Cuban army, and
his. two aides. Major Marti and Cap
tain Landa, who spent yesterday at
Rock "Island arsenal, will return to
this point for a longer stay before
completing their tour of United
States army posts. They were much
interested in what they saw here and
desired to make a longer stop, but
were prevented by a schedule from
which they could not. deviate.
The three officers are highly edu
cated and thoroughly- familiar with
the English language. Major Mara I
when seen by an Argus represen'ative '
at the Harper house before thoir de
parture last evening talked freely of
their mission to the United States. I
'We only regret that we could not
stay longer at your beautiful arsenal,":
he said. "We inspected the different
departments as thoroughly as time
would permit but of course there is
much that we could not see in so
short a stay. We. go from here to:
Fort Leavenworth and from there to,
Fort Snelling. We left Havana May
14 and expect to remain in the United
States till the last week in September.
Our purpose is to make a thorough
study of American military methods, J
iiupif lut-iua ul wanare ana iuanuiac-j
'You have a most beautiful country
hereabout and we are much impressed
with its evident resources and the op-:
portunities for development and for
Being asked as to Cuba's- attitude
toward the United States, Major Marti
said: "My people are going to appre-i
ciate more and more the disinterested 1
friendship that the United States has j
Bhown for Cuba and to realize the
value of the assistance given us. . It
is only a matter of a few years be-'
lore the Cubans will be able to gov
ern themselves, I believe. The Amer
ican disposition" to yield to the rule
of the majority is growing day by day
and I am confident the time is not far
distant when we as a nation will be
competent to take affairs in our own
hands and settle our public questions
wisely and peacefully."
D. A. R. Annual Meeting. The an
nual meeting of Fort Armstrong chap
ter, Daughters of the American Revo
lution, was held Saturday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Robert P. Scott,
903 Twenty-second street. Officers
for the year were elected as follows:
Regent, Mrs. A. H. McCandless, to
succeed Mrs. Frank Mlxter, who has
served for two years; first vice regent,
Mrs. F. W. Bahnsen; second vice re
gent, Mrs. E. W. Hurst; secretary,
Mrs. L. M. Copp; treasurer, Mrs. J.
Stuart Dart, to succeed Mrs. II. B.
Hayden, who has resigned because of
ill health and who had served for six
years; and historian, Miss Carrie
Gregg. Reports were received from
the officers. During the year the
chapter furnished a room In the Old
Ladies' home and last October enter
tained the state conference of the D.
A. R., when 75 delegates were enter
tained. The treasurer's report showed
that after all the bills had been paid
a nice balance was left in -the treasury.
The business session was followed by
a social hour, . Mrs. Hanna giving
several piano numbers which were
greatly enjoyed. This was the last
meeting of the year, the new year be
ginning with the meeting in October.
Mrs. D. Tyler Robinson of Los 'An
geles, Cal., a non-resident member,
was present at the meeting. Delicious
refreshments were served during the
Bloomqulst-Tlmberlake. The mar
riage of Miss Frances Timberlake,
daughter -of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tim
berlake, 739 Thirty-ninth street, to Ed
ward Bloomquist of 1717 Second ave
nue, Moline, took place yesterday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock at the parsonage
of Grace Lutheran church, Revv Ira O.
Notnsiem penorming . tne . ceremony.
They were attended by Mr. and Mrs.
James McConochie, the latter a Bister
of Mr. Bloomquist. A wedding supper
was served following the ceremony at
the home of the bride. The bride wore
brown silk, and her going away gown
was gray. Mr. and Mrs. Bloomquist
left at once, for Washington, Iowa, for
a visit with the groom's relatives, and
upon their return will make their home
at 2608 Fourth avenue, Moline. Mr.
Bloomquist is . a steamfitter with the
Moline Heating & Construction com
pany, and his bride has been employed
ha Dr. West's office In Moline,-
Home Mission Circle Elects - The
Home Mission circle of the First
Methodist church met last .evening at
the home of Mts. H. K. Walker, 1902
Seventeenth street, and elected offi
cers for the year as follows: Presi
dent, Miss Josephine -Phillips; . first
vice president, Miss Jennie Taylor;
second vice president, Mrs. Fannie
Glasco; third vice; president, Mrs. W.
A. Lovett; secretary, Miss Editha
Kendall; treasurer. Miss Carrie Webb;
corresponding t secretary, Miss Ida
wowen. iteporis--were receive.a ana
showed the society in excellent con
dition. During the past year the so
ciety has given a scholarship in Ala
bama worth $50, has sent two barrels
of supplies to Virginia and Alabama
worth $50 and supplied linen worth
$35 to th deaconess' hospital at
Springfield, Mo. After the business
meeting a social hour was passed and
lunch was served.
Inspect New Home. The members
of the session and their wives of the
Central Presbyterian ctiurch were en
tertained last evening at the beautiful
new home of Mr. and Mrs. F. G.
Young, 830 Twenty-second street. The
guests were shown through the new
home which i3 beautiful and complete
in every detail. After the inspection
of the house lunch was served and
the evening passed in sociability.
Tea for Guest and Bride-to-Be.
Mrs. M. C. Rice of 71S Nineteenth
street gave a 5 o'clock tea yesterday
in honor of her sister. Mrs. Samuel
Ver Veer of Richmond, Va., who is
her guest, and Miss Pearl Klein of
Davenport, a bride of next week. A
company of tri-city ladies was pres
ent and the after upon.. was passed in
an informal social way.
' Endowment Fund Society to Meet.
The Endowment Fund society of
Atigustana college will meet tomorrow
afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. E.
Llndstrom, 4210 Seventh avenue. The
second in the series of v papers on
travel will be given by JMrs. E. ,F.
Bartholomew who will : speak of
pE. Q. V. Dance at Tower. The E.
Q.-V. club, a high school organization.
entertained their friends to the 'num
fc&r of about 70 at the Watch .Tower
last evening at a dancing party. The
hall was decorated with orange and
white streamers and - mottoes, and
frappe was served during the evening.
Entertains at Cinch Party. Mrs. J.
C. Sutherland of 513 Thirtieth street
yesterday afternoon entertained a
company of 20 ladies.; . Cinch : was
played, fowr tables' being surrounded.
The rooms ; were, prettily decorated
with flowers and, greenery. Lunch
was served after the game.
Entertains Rambler Club. Miss
Emma Young of 1709 Fifth avenue
last evening entertained the members
of the Ramblers club at her home
The evening was passed embroider
ing and refreshments were served.
Just received a shipment of 300 brown,
tan and olive shades in men's and young
men's suits, all in the very latest cuts and
patterns. Not a suit worth less than $22
up to $30, will be put on late Wednesday
Among these sviits are G. & H. Specials,
Hart, Schaffner & Marx, B. Kuppen
heimer & Co. makes.
Don't miss this money saving opportunity
at this time of the year.
PASS THE GRADES
Class of 116 Pupils Has Com
pleted Course in Grammar
Schools With This Term
IN THE DIFFERENT BUILDINGS
Large Number Will Enter High
School With Beginning of Year in
Fall Names Given Out.
With the close of the school year
Friday, 116 pupils will have completed
the course of the graded schools of
the "city, and this number will be eligi
ble for entrance in the high school
next fall. The prospects are that the
incoming class at the high school wTlI
be unusually large. The largest class
of those completing the grade school
course is that from the Lincoln build
ing, which reports 49. The Hawthorne
class numbers 42.
Have FlnUhrd Course.
The list of those who have complet
ed the course is as follows :
Hawthorne School Sarah E. Atkin
son, Elmer J. Albrecht, MarcutfTJrough,
Louis H. Clcmann, Elma L Downing,
Hazel B. Eckhart,. Larned V.-Eklund,
Clarence J. Etzel, Ella Goldman, Jo
seph F. Gutzwiller, Grace L. Hansen,
Thekla L. Heimbeck, Emma H. Hen
dricks, Lila K. Hudson, Earl C. Ihrig,
Frank L. Johnson, Irene M. Kail, John
J. Kahlke, William M. Martin, Willie
A. Mason, Alice M. McCoy, Stephen L.
Miller. Gladys' D. Moore, Margaret E.
Nicholas, William McK. Parker, Harry
J. Rimerman, Benjamin W. Roach, Ar
thur A. Schmechel, Frieda C. Schmook,
Joseph C. Schroeder, Clayton C. Simp
son, Ada E. Simpson, Willie Stuhr,
Paul F. Swauson, Ralph It.' Syrett,
Stanley Taber, George L. Townsan,
Dora O. Verger, Robert J. Vogel, Thei
ma Wagner, Henry H. Wendt, Willie
R. Kale. '
Lincoln School Ruth Andrews, Flor
ence' M. Bailey, Beatrice S. Bleuer,
Kathleen L. Dee, Glenn Fry,
Ruth Harris, Raymond D. Het
ter, Natalie - Hrtmes, Kathaleene
Looney, William M. Morton, James F.
Percy, Emily L. Russell, Edwin M. Wil
lett. Helen M. Adams, MUIa M. Baker,
Stella Baker, Harry Bohnamann, Harry
Budelier, Arthur A. Carlson, Albert J.
Colling, Loren Dodge,: W, Garold Ed
wards, Otto E. Franck, Harry Frankel,
Emmet Galvin, Rosa Goldman, Arthur
Hdu8e, Regina E. Huber, Bernard In
gram, Hattie Janus, Orval S. Karns,
Arthur Koerber. Agnes M. Lamp, Cath
arine B. Maroney, Robert D. Marshall,
Ogden Nash, Hazel Nye, Fannie J.
Pollock, Vern L.Pratt. Clara B.Ramser,
Junius S. Roberts, Edna- T. Schneider,
Dorothy G. Tremann, Pear! Trenken
schuh, Robert L. Vore, Raymond R.
Walker, Berea D. Wheclan, Opal .Yea
man, Marie Larson.
Longfellow , school Hilding Ander
son, Silvert Brinck, Grace Burg, Tesa
Botchlett, Nellie Dye, Irving Funken
stein, Mabel Leaf, Mary Lindstrand,
Sadie McGinlcy, Will Ford. Gasper
Molinelle, Charles Sprague, Raymond
Swingle, Bert Wennerstrom, Emma
Horace Mann school Mary Allen,
fcephie Bersell, Goldie Bouchard, Wil-
Eczema is Now Curable.
A St. Louis, chemist, after many
years of careful experimenting and .in
vestigation, has discovered a simple
remedy that has cured hundreds of
cases of eczema that had been pro
nounced incurable. This chemist be
lieved that eczema and all itching
skin diseases were of local origin and
were caused by germs which attacked
and fed on the skin. He began to
search for a remedy that would de
stroy these germs, and found that by
combining the active principles of cer
tain well known vegetable drugs, and
applying them locally, the first appli
cation stopped' the itching and burn
ing, ..and if used persistently would
drive all germs and their poisons to
the surface of the skin, and destroy
them, leaving a nice, clear, healthy
skin. He gave this remarkable rem
edy the suggestive name of Zenio,
and since its introduction to the pub
lic Zenio has proved a very popular
remedy - and is - today recognized the
most successful "and meritorious rem
edy ever produced for the relief and
cure of eczema and all diseases of
the skin and scalp. , . .
Harper House pharmacy endorses
and recommends Zenio and says that
they believe Zemo to be an honest
medicine and will do all that Is claim
ed for It ; - '
S e. i it
Ham Empke, Jesse Hermann, Bonnie
Kinsman, Irma Loucks, Frieda
Schleulerr Eunice Toady, Fairington
A Grand Family Medicine. .
"It gives me pleasure to speak a
good word for Electric Bitters," writes
Frank Conlan of No. 436 Houston
street, New York. "Its a grand fam
ily medicine for dyspepsia and liver
comptications; while for lame back
and weak kidneys it cannot be too
highly recommended." Electric Bit
ters regulate the digestive functions,
purify the blood, and impart renewed
vigor and vi'ality to the weak, and
debilitated of both sexes. Sold under
guarantee at all druggists. 50 cents.
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