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of many things
Street Lighting, Coming Expo
, sition and Toll Bridges
t Heard From.
ASPHALT PAVING ALSO
Main Subject of the Evening Brings
Out a Healthful
The .111110 meeting of the Rock Is
land Booster Hub held last evening at
the Kock Island Club was as usual
well attended. President W. M. Reck
occupied (lie chair and after the cus
tomary membership .dinner, extended
the felicitations of the club co (. 11.
Kingsbury, on his election once more
to the presidency of the Rock Island
Business Men's association. Mr.
Kingsbury in responding made a neat
address in which he promised to do
all iu his power to continue the spirit
of cooperation between the Business
Men's association und the Rock Island
Club, the Industrial commission and
tile Rooster club for the ciuoinon good
of the city.
The subject of street lighting, in ac
cordance with the project the Busi
ness Men's association has had in
Land for some time. Was brought up
and a recommendation made that the
plan be put into effect before the car
.nival and Knights Temp'.ar conclave
in the fall, if possible. President
Kingsbury agreed to urge the Busi
ness! Men's association to act In com
pliance with the Booster club's sug
gestion. Secretary Levi, who is also- secre
tary of the Industrial commission, read
correspondence in wbich he is engaged
with a view to locating another new
industry here, which promises employ
ment to several thousand men, anl
was given the hearty endorsement of
the club. ,
Time to Lift ToIIn.
S. Pearson brought to the attention
of the club the subject of the Rock
liver toll bridges, which the club has
discussed from time to time, and sug
gested that in view of the approach
ing carnival, a special effort should
be made to have the barrier raised
during carnival week, at least, and peo
ple who come into Rock Island to par
ticipate in the festivities, shown that
Rock Island's latch string hangs out
instead of on the inside,, The . sug
gestion met with an enthusiastic re
sponse from all present and it was
left with the committee on the sub
ject to confer with the mayor and
council and see if some steps could
not be taken to remove the obstacle
to country people getting into Rock
Fock Island Vehicles
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IN EVERY PARTICULAR, CALL AT OUR REPOSI
TORY, WHERE WE WILL BE PLEASED TO SHOW
7 YOU A COMPLETE EXPOSITION OF OUR LINE AND '
TELL YOU OF SOME OF THE SUPERIOR POINTS IN
OUR CUSTOM MADE VEHICLES.
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Rcick I island Buggy Company
Island during carnival -week in all
Kxpoxllloa a Go.
President Reck reported that the
Rock Island exposition project which
the Booster club had furthered is now
a reality. The stock has been over
subscribed and the papers for the or
ganization of the $10,000 corporation
are in transit togpringfield. This an
nouncement was received with cheers.
AVarren H. Reck called the atten
tion of the Booster club to the Rock
Island Boat club as an institution
worthy of the encouragement of the
members and all citizens who appre
ciate the enjoyment and advantages
afforded by the great river and in
vited all members to visit the club's
new boat house at the foot of Twelfth
street and witness for themselves the
deserving nature of the organization.
The matter of the club's summer
outing was brought up and discussed
and the entire subject left in the
hands of W. A. Rosenfield, the com
mittee on the subject,
v .Nbult fur I'avlug.
The subject of the evening's discus
sion, "Why is Rock Island not paved
with asph;!.and not' brick?" was
then brought up and Dr. K. M. Sala
was the first speaker. The doctor
enumerated the advantages of asphalt
'over brick, and spoke of what Moline
and Davenport accomplished In adopt
ing t he more modern paving material
and suggested for the sake of the dis
cussion the repaving of Third avei ue
from the Twenty-fourth street viaduct
west to Fifteenth, of Fifteenth from
Third to Second anil of Second to
Twentieth and thence south to Third
as a beginning. E. W. Lewis also
gave an interesting talk, presenting
figures and estimates of the cost both
of using the present paving as a base
and of repaving entirely with asphalt.
The question of grading would bo
eliminated in either instance, Mr.
Ixwis said, and there would be about
40 per cent of salvage. Much of the
present unevenness in the paving Mr.
Lewis attributed to slovenly jobs
where permits are given to remove
the pavement for pipe repairs, etc.,
the under course of brick in many in
stances not being put down again, and
the top layer simply being relayed
and temporarily smoothed over. This
causes the pavement to sink in places
Mr. Lewis favored the use of asphalt
in all future paving undertakings.
Competition In l'ielil Now.
C. J. Larkin explained why brick
was used in preference to asphalt in
the original paving in Rock Island, at
which time the asphalt trust was su
preme and prices were so high that
people could not afford the difference
in cost, brick being $1.G2 a yard and
asphalt $3. The price of asphalt is
now greatly reduced and with the ad
vantages of a company in the three
cities Mr. Larkin stated that all future
paving could as readily be done with
asphalt as brick. In this connection
Mr. Reck stated that the .information
had come to him -that if Rock Island
adopted asphalt on a large scale, the
prospects were good that there would
be a local contracting firm formed
for asphalt paving.
Short talks by C. A. Nourse, F. G
Young, R. Crampton, W. H. Dart, W
S. McCombs, I? C. Hartz, Dr. (. L.
Does a Dollar Look as Big
as a Cartwheel to You?
That's because they have not been so plen
tiful with you lately. Other people in the same
fix right now and we have helped some of them
and a dollar now looks the usual size to the
latter class. We can do as much for you, if
you'll let us. (
We loan -money in amounts from $10 up
wards on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons,
cows, etc., leaving the property in your own
You can yet the cash today, without red
tape or publicity, and you'll find the arrange
ment for repaying us so fair, so reasonable and
so easy that you'll never miss the money: Let
us tell, you what it will cost you for the money
FIDELITY LOAN CO.
MITCHELL A LYJIDB BLOCK,
noom 38, ItorU Island.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., aa
Snturtlay evening. Old Irlephour went
rll new tt'tll. .
IS NOT LOCATED
Searchers Drag River in Vain
for the Body of Robert Kirn
ball, Who Suicided.
work; nearly all night
Worry Over Lack of Employment
Believed to Have Caused Him
to End His Life.
Men are still at work dragging for
the body of Robert Kimball, who coin
mitted suicide by drowning in the
Mississippi river near the Kahlke boat
yards yesterday afternoon. Nothing
has developed thus far to indicate
Kimball's reason for ending his life,
and it is thought that he merely be
came despondent over the fact that he
had not been working for some time.
The fact that the water is so deep
and so swift at the place where the
tragedy occurred makes recovery ot
the body a difficult task. While it
may have caught on something and
remained near the scene of the drown
ing, it is much more likely that the
current carried it further down the
river and in that case it will probably
have to come to the surface before it
So far as can be learned Kimball's
only relative here is a brother, Henry.
Work All NiKht.
Kimball's death was witnessed by
several. He started out at though in
tending merely to take a swim, but
after he had gone some distance from
the shore he stopped swimming and
allowed the waters to swallow him up.
There seems little doubt that the case
was one of suicide.
The search for the body was begun
at once, and continued nearly all nign.
and was resumed again today, but
Eyster. Dr. Louis Ostrom and Carl
Hellpenstell followed, the latter in the
course or his remarks bringing out
the fact that a uniform system of
sewerage was quite as important as
repaving streets and speaking of the
fact that during his life time the late
H. Bosse had made comprehensive
drawings of a sewer system which
the cily should possess itself of.
All Favor Improvement.
A motion finally prevailed that a
committee be appointed to direct the
agitation of the use of asphalt not
only in cases of relaying of present
pavements but in all future street im
provements, and the chair appointed
as such cimmittee Dr. E. M. Sala, E.
W. Lewis, G. H. Kingsbury, Dr. Louis
Ostrom and C. J. Larkin.
A resolution offered by Dr. G. L.
Eyster on te same (subject was adopt
ed as follows:
Resolved, That it is the sense of the
Rock Island Booster club that in the
future paving of the streets of this
city, the use of asphalt as paving
material would largely redound to the
beauty of the city, the ease of travel
on the streets, the conservation of
vehicles and the business welfare of
At the conclusion of the meet in
the club was entertained by the Rock
Island Military band with an excellent
concert under the direction of Pro
NINE INMATES NOW
Disease Spreads at County Infirmary,
Although All Are Afflicted
With a Very Mild Form.
There are now nine cases of small
pox at the county infirmary. Yester
day cases developed In two more pa
tients, Clara Ballars of South Rock
Island and Rose Tubbs of Rapids
City.. The steward . states that all of
'the cases are of a very mild form.
Silas Gamble, who was reported to
have been arrested here yesterday as
an escaped inmate of the quarantined
institution, was released over a week
ago, according to Mr. Swanck, and at
jthat time there was no smallpox ex-
isiiuig at me innrmary. . - .
ISociety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the Identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility, written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Towel Shower for Bride Elect.
Miss Eleanor Beale last evening pleas
antly entertained 18 of her friends at
;a towel shower in honor of Miss Myr
tie Cameron, whose marriage will take
place soon. Games were played and
the head prize awarded to Mrs. Ger
truue ttansom. Keiresnments were
served by the hostess and the affair
was much enjoyed.
Dahlberg-Teska. This morning at 9
of clock at the home of the bride's sis
ter Mrs. Thomas E. Young at Glenel
lyn, 111. took place the marriage of Miss
Lucie Teska, daughter of Mr. andMrs.
John Teska, 1425 Seventh avenue, to
Ernest Dahlberg of Moline. Rev
William C. Godden of the Methodis
church of Glenellyn read the marriage
service. Mts. John Teska, mother of
the bride was present at the cere
mony. Mr. Dahlberg is employed as
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JUNE
clerk at F. A. Landee's store in Mo
line. His bride has been employed as
stenographer for the Royal Neighbors
in Miss Dade's office.. She was the
nonoree at a number of pre-nuptial
affairs and is popular among a host of
friends. Mr. and Mrs. Dahlberg will
make their home for the present with
the bride's parents.
Murrin-Lindhorst. The marriage of
Miss Friedav Lindhorst, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. "William Lindhorst of
009 Tenth avenue, to Frank Murrin
took place this morning at 9 o'clock
at the rectory of the Sacred Heart
church, Rev. J. F. Lockney officiating.
They were attended by Mr. and Mrs.
J. "M. Shields A wedding breakfast
was served at the home of the bride
after the ceremony. The bride wore
blue silk and carried bride's roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Murrin left for Chicago
from where they will go to Milwaukee
for a few weeks' visit. They will
make their home for the present with
the bride's parents. Mr. Murrin is em
ployed in the printing department of
the Modern Woodmen office.
Brockmann-Jensen. Dr. H. W. Reed
at the parsonage of the First Baptist
church this morning at 9 o'clock offl
ciated at the marriage of Mrs. Frances
L. Jensen of Clinton, Iowa, to John
F. BrocknAnn of Hillsdale. They
were accompanied by John J. Rah
Mr. Brockmann is a farmer at Hills
dale and he and his bride will reside
Stcne-Wright Miss Eva
and Robert L. Stone were
this morning at 10:30 at the parson
age of the First Baptist church by
Dr. H. W. Reed, the pastor. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Margaret
Wright, mother of the bride, and B. C.
Stone, brother of the groom. Mr,
Stone is a street car conductor in the
employ of the Tri-city Railway com
Kruse-Odean. Rev. Ira O. Nothstein
at the parsonage of Grace Lutheran
church this morning at 9 o'clock of
ficiated at the marriage of Miss Helen
Odean. 431 Fifth avenue, Moline, to
Carl Edward Kruse of 822 Eighteenth
avenue, Moline. They were attended
by Miss Alice Odean and Gustave
Kruse. Mr. Kruse is a patternmaker
and he and his bride will reside with
the groom's parents.
Woodman Circle Has Meeting.
Walnut Grove Camp. No. 27, Woodmen
irele, held a largely attended meet
ing at Math's hall last evening and
received four new candidates. After
the business session a aelightful even
ing was passed with music and danc
ing and a general good time
Monogram Club Banquet. The Mon
ogram clublosed its series of parties
last evening with a banquet at the
Harper house. Dinner was served at
!0, covers being laid for 17. After
dinner cards were played and a most
enjoyable evening spent.
Acme Society Has Dinner. The
Acme society of Grace Lutheran
church held its annual dinner at the
Watch Tower inn last evening. Places
were laid for about 24 and the affair
was much enjoyed.
Barnes-Packingham. Dr. H. W,
Reed at the parsonage of the First
Baptist church this afternoon officiated
at the marriage of Miss Doris Pack
ingham and Stephen A. Barnes, both
of Grandville, 111. They were unat
tended. Mr. Barnes is a carpenter
and they will reside at Grandville
Mrs. Henry Nicholson.
Mrs. Henry Nicholson of South Rock
Island died last evening at 5:25 at th
home of her sister, Mrs. George Pettit
1217 Fourteenth street. Mrs. Nichol
son had been suffering for several
months with a severe throat trouble
She was a native of this county, hav
ing been born 30 years ago in Zuma
township. Her maiden name was Miss
Hanna Sollenberger. Since her mar
riage, 10 years ago, she had made her
lome in Rock Island and South Rock
Besides her husband, Mrs. Nicholson
Is survived by two sons, Frank and
George, her father, James Sollenber-
ger, two brothers, Daniel and Will Sol
lenberger, all residing in this city;
four sisters, Anna at home and Mrs.
Pettit at whose home Mrs. Nicholson
died, and Mrs. Ellen LaGrange. and
Mrs. Sadie Mittleberger, both residing
The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock from the Pettit
home. Burial will take place at Chip-
, Marcus Ehmke, a resident of this
city for the last 42 years, passed away
at the home of his son Charles. 1108
Fourth street, last evening after an ill
ness of about six months with cancer.
Mr. Ehmke was born in Germany in
1830 and removed to America in 1851
settling in Davenport. After remain
ing there lor about in- "ears he re
moved t'c " "city awad lived here
since. He. is well knovn and had
many frienck t He is survived by five
sons Henry, George, Frank August ad
Charles all of Rock Island, and his
daughter, Mrs. Mary Ehlers of Peoria.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
ot his son Charles at 2739 Eighth ave
nue. Burial will take place at the Ger
man Lutheran' cemetery. The Kranken
Verein of which deceased was a mem
ber, will attend in a body.
Offices to Close.
The Rock Island office of the Peoples
Power company will be closed from 1
to 5 p. m., tomorrow out of respect to
the memory of W. W. Channon, whose
fuettral will take place at 2 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Baker returned
home last evening after a short visit
Superintendent H.B.Hayden returned
last evening from Marshalltown, Iowa,
where he has been the past week as in-
structor at the county teachers' insti
Thomas Taggart, chairman of the
democratic national committee, passed
mrough the city this noon on his way
to Denver. He is accompanied by his
family and private secretary, and a
company of friends. He was greeted
by friends here and in Davenport.
Mrs. Ben T. Cable an,d daughter Miss
Suzanne Cable departed this morning
for New York where they will be join
ed by Philo Cable and sail for Europe.
Miss Cable will make a tour around
ihe world in company with her aunt
Mrs. Lucy Castleman and Miss Margot
Postlewait of St. Louis.
CAR GOES IN A DITCH
Elm Street Line is Tied up and 'Crip
pled for Several Hours.
The Elm street car line was crippled
last evening by the derailment of a car
on the big curve at Second street and
Eighteenth avenue, and after C:15 the
effort to maintain schedule' was very
unsuccessful. The derailed car plung
ed part way down the steep embank
ment, and it was necessary to summon
the wrecking. crew before it could be
replaced on the track. One of tne
trucks was broken, and it was after
midnight before the car was brought
to the repair shop.
A GOOD AUTHORITY
has said that 90 per cent of
all frontal headaches arise
from eye stralh.
The typical "eye headache"
is Just above one or both
eyes, either sharp or dull.
Quite frequently we find pain
in the bark of - the head
which may spread downward
to the 'neck and across the
shoulders, coming: on efter a
ride or 'walk in the bright
sunlight, a visit to npjjce
of amusement where the .
eyes are kept busy, or pro
longed use of the eyes at
close range. Attacks of diz
ziness are common, while oc
casionally we And nausea,
vomiting and dyspepsia.
In fact, any disease which "
may arise from long contin
ued waste of nervous energy .
may be the direct or ihdl
rest result of EYE STRAIN,
which may be corrected by
the use of glasses or by hav
ing the eye muscles properly
balanced. We will tell you
whether or not your trouble
arises from eye strain.
MYERS OPTICAL CO.
212, 2d Floor, Safety Building.
MONEY TO LOAN
Oh Real Estate Security.
LUDOLPH A REYNOLDS,
Mitchell & Lynde Building.
EVEN WE ARE SURPRISED AND GRATIFIED AT THE ENORMOUS
CROWDS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING OUT TO THIS RESORT THIS
SEASON. . I- ;t f ni'j'JOTfii..
WE EXPECTED THRONGS OF FOLKS TO COME OUT HERE BUT
NOT SUCH GREAT MULTITUDES AS HAVE BEEN TAKING THE
REAL TROLLEY TRIP THE PAST. FEW DAYS.
STILL THESE CONCERTS EVERY DAY THESE FINE DANCES
MOST EVERY NIGHT AND THE WHOLE. BIG
IDEAL PLACE TO SPEND AN
ESPECIALLY .POPULAR, IS THIS PARK, FOR CLUBS AND SOCI
TIES. THEY EITHER BRING THEIR PICNIC BASKETS OR COME OUT
AND DINE AT THE "HOUSE IN THE WOODS." N
HAVE YOU BEEN OUT HERE THIS SPRING? FOR GOODNESS AND
JOY'S SAKE COME OUT ITS A GLORIOUS RIDE AND A FINE PARK.
COME OUT SUNDAY SPEND THE DAY AT MOLINE'S PARK. .
REMEMBER CONCERTS EVERY DAY, MOVING PICTURES, AR
CADE, BASEBALL, TENNIS, BOATING, BATHING AND MANY OTHER
Right Now You Need
, Porch and
Now for delightful afternoons under shady trees on the lawn
ahd pleasant evenings on the cozy porch. .We're ready to make your
porch most attractive and your lawn inviting.
Here will be found a larger-than-ever stock of Summer Furni
ture furniture both comfortable and durable and yet inexpensive.
Come and see what we have to offer. Judge for yourself the char
acter of this furniture. Satisfy yourself that our prices are right
We have the famous Old Hickory Outdoor Furniture then a. fine
line of Mission Design Chairs, Rockers, Settles, Swings, Rattan
Rockers. Chairs. Settees, etc., In fact. . the largest line by far that
- you'll find in the three cities also a choice line . of Hammocks,
Steamer Chairs, Cots, etc. ; .
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