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.THE ABGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1908.
(Blue Serge Offer)
Rock Island, III.
WHEEL TAX IS
Tell Aldermen They Do Not Se
. riousty Object if Fee is
Not Too High.
vote had been announced, point
ed out that the . statements
of the . automobile owners v them
selves show them to not object to a
reasenable fee, and he again submitted
the argument that the man who wears
out street improvements should beheld
partrally responsible for the cost. He
spoke very plainly of the condition of
Rock Island streets, and advocated the
wheel tax as a means of placing them
in good condition and keeping them so,
the revenue idea of the ordinance be
ing secondary to the purpose of keep
ing the streets in repair. His motion
to refer the ordinance for general dis
cussion Friday evening carried unanl-
GOOfrADVICEON STREET CARL moi,s,y ..... .... ...
The council took action with a view
Refer It to Committee' of Whole Ses- ,0 callin t,,e Trl-City Railway com
puny iu account ror its failure to re-
-Council Wants Tracks Re
built and Extended.
The automobile feature of the pro
posed wheel tax ordinance was the
subject of discussion last evening, and
when the question had been discussed
in its various phases by the aldermen
and automobile owners present, it was
decided to refer it again to a commit
tee of Hie whole session. The council
will meet in committee session Friday
evening, and at that time the council
will hear from all of the auto owners
and owners of horses and rigs who
care to discuss the proposed ordinance.
Last evening there was a delegation
of auto owners on hand, representing
those who attended the meeting of
automobile men last week. Among
those who addressed the council were
Dr. H. M. Sala. E. II. Guyer, Walter
Roscnfield, and Robert Sniythe.
Some of the opinions expressed at the
meeting were the following:
Thursday, August 6,
Lake Erie & Western.
Special train leaves Peoria 12:40 noon.
i TOURIST CARS
Return Limit 12 Days
For descriptive narauhlet address
E. P. LEPPERT, D. P. A.
225 -Main street. Peoria. 111.
ection to the wheel tax, if the rates
ire not too iiigti.
W. A. Rosenfleld "The ordinance
with the rates -as cut down, seems to
all right, and I think the auto own
ers will not seriously object to its
doption, provided the fund is, as stat
d. to be kept separate and used for
rent repairs and improvements. How-
ver, there are several things to be con
idered in this connection. Vehicles
rawn by horses, it seems to me. should
be taxed on tneir weignt capacity, as
the number of horses may vary, and
other conditions arise that makes the
present arrangement inefficient. It This would be the beginning for serv
V THE OLD FOLKS
know what comfort it is to
have a pair of glasses that
are suited to the eyes and
that fit properly.
If the glasses you are
wearing are not suited to
your eyes, take them off.
1 Come to us, and we will
fit you with care at a fair
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212 Safety Building,
Rock Island, 111.
ALMOST OUT OF MONEY?
We are so certain that bus
iness conditions are going to
improve, that we will make
you a loan now and arrange
for you to begin paying it
back two or three months
from now, in small payments.
Would that help you any?
Perhaps N our plan is just
what you are looking for.
Come in and talk with us;
use either phone, or write us
a letter, and we will call on
Private. loans made on fur
niture, pianos,, teams, etc.;
$1.20 is the weekly payment
on a $50 loan for 50 weeks.
Our plans will cure your
money troubles. May we hear
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Old phone 2425-N.; ne 242.
21914 Brady street, Davenport,
Iowa. Open Wednesday and
construct all of its system in Rock Is
land. A resolution offered liv Aller-
mun Smith was adopted, instructing
the mayor and street and alley com
mittee to confer with the company
for the purpose of learning why the
company has not reconstructed all of
its lines. The alderman explained
inut the company had promised to re
buHd its entire system here, and in
reality has reconstructed but a por
tion of its lines. There are still some
iong stretches of track that have not
been rolaid, and are iu very bad con
dition. The action of the council is
a lefiection of public opinion, and the
people of the city will be pleased to
see material results from the 'official
prodding of the company's memory.
Nerd More Track.
Two resolutions were adopted look
ing to an extension of the street rail
way service. One. offered by Alder
man McN'ealv. reauesls the comnan
:o immediately complete the Long
View loop line by building the track
between Thirtieth street and Four-
Dr. Sala "I have no particular ob- teeiUh avenue and Twenty-fifth street
and Ninth avenue. When the Lone
View line was built it was designed
as a loop line, and the comnany has
promises from year to year to com
plete the loop, but so far the line is
The other extension is designed as
a means of access to the new factory
territory in the west end of the city.
A lesolution offered by Alderman
tiojznammer instructs the mayor to
comer wun tne company and en
deavor to secure the extension of the
fourth avenue line south to the fac
:ory of the Standard Oil -cloth factory
ould also be well for the council to
facially consider the matter of the en
lorcement ot tne provision requiring
ignts on air veaicies, carnages as
well as automobiles, as a measure for
safety. Then, too, teamsters should
be compelled to supply themselves
with good wagons they can get them
in aioune ana tney should he nre-
ented from allowing half of their
loads of stone and such material to be
spilled on the streets to ruin the tires
Robert Smythe "The claim that au
tomobiles damage roads materially is
fable. There is no real reason for
charging a higher rate for an automo
bile carrying four persons, riding on
air and rubber, than is charged for a
horse-drawn vehicle of the same cav
pacity, riding on steel or rubber tires.
The only roads that automobiles'dam-
age are macadamized highways, and in
France these are specially prepared so
that autos do not damage them even.
The. automobile has done more for
good roads and the good roads move
ment tnan any otner institution, and a
stone thrown at it is a stone hurled at
the good reads movement, and a boom
erang that will hit the man who hurls
it. The council should consider the
valuation of the machines, tco. Should
ALL READY FOR
The arrangements are completed for
tomorrow night s demonstration in
Rock Island in honor of the nomina
tion of Bryan and Kern by the demo
cratic national convention at Denver.
The exercises, as has been stated,
will occur on Market square at. 8
o'clock, Hon. E. W. Hurst presiding.
Acceptance of the invitation to be pres
ent has been received by Hon. John P.
McGoovty of Chicago as well as by
Hon. Douglas Pattison of Freeport,
candidates for the democratic guberna
torial nomination, and it is expected
that Colonel J. Hamilton Lewi3 of Chi
cago will also be present. The colonel
has not yet returned from the Denver
convention, but the telegram of invita
tion has been forwarded to him and it
is anticipated he will stop off here to
morrow on his way east.
Bleuer's band will play during the
J. Ferguson, Retiring Commander,
Is Presented With Jewel in Con
nection With. Ceremonies.
Izoi) machine pay as much as a
brand new $1,000 car? Then, too, there
is the question of double taxation to
"There is no question but that Rock
Island streets' are a" disgrace to the
city, and I and other automobile own
ers are willing to pay a reasonable tax
to a fund to put them in good shape
and keep them that way. The city
should do something to stop the malic
ious throwing of glass bottles and oth
er glass and stones on the streets
They ruin auto tires and cause the
autoists' worst trouble."
E. H. Guyer "The wheel tax for
autos certainly should not be based on
horse power. The state law limits the
speed, and thus the amount of horse
power which may be used, and one
should not pay tax on horse power
which is merely reserve for hill climb
ing. and not used.
"If autos are to b taxed, the street
cars, which occupy the greater part of
the street and require sever or eight
poles to the block, should certainly be
taxed. Then there is the question of
Davenport and Moline users of Rock
Island streets. There are probably 200
men living in and near Davenport who
constantly haul coal through Rock Is
land, and their heavy wagons certain
ly do a large part in destroying the
Katen to Be Cut.
The matter "was brought up by Alder
man Tuckis, who again presented the
ordinance, and offered an amendment
to, fix the automobile charges at much
lower figures than suggested at the
last meeting. The schedule proposed
by Alderman Tuckis provides the fees
as follows : Autos with seats for two
persons, $5; with seats for three per
sons, $10; with seats for four persons
or more, exclusive of trucks or busses.
$15; trucks and busses, $25.
Alderman Smith presented the pro
test of about 50 automobile owners, ob
jecting to he proposed ordinance. He
moved the ordinance be tabled, but his
motion lost 9 to 5.
i Alderman Ostrom, when
ice to the new territory.
For l'abllc ltutbx.
The council took action with a view
to adopting the suggestion of The
Argus last week in commenting on
the St. Paul public baths, that they
might be in a measure duplicated
atre. Alderman Holzhamrner moved
that the mayor name a special com
mittee to investigate the matter of
stablishing a public bathing beach in
the west end of fie city. The mayor
named Aldermen Holzhammer, Trefz
and Utke to look into the question.
An ordinance to make it an offense
ro auow rank and obnoxious weeds
to grow on land in the city was sub
mitted, and referred to the ordinance
committee for investigation. The or
dinance specifies "cockle burrs, this
tles, burdock, or other rank or obnoxi
ous weeds," and provides a penalty
of from $3 to $20 for its violation.
Will Iay nainaRPM.
The bill of $1,005.30. for damages of
$900 and interest and court costs in
the case of Mary A. Larkiri for per
sonal injuries, was allowed. The case
in the courts was decided against the
city, the damages being reduced to
$900 by the circuit judge, who cut the
jury's verdict. The bill was submitted
by 'Searle & Marshall, attorneys for
Mrs. Larkni. The plaintiff was in
jured by falling over a projecting
water plug on Fifth-and-a-half avenue,
A bill of H. D. Blakemore for $106
for records in the Lindberg cases
against the city was referred to the
finance and claims committee and the
Adopt Track Ordinance,
The ordinance giving the Rock Is
land Sasli & Door works the right to
construct and maintain tram tracks
across Twenty-fifth street north of
Third avenue was adopted. E. H
Stafford was present for the company
and explained in detail the purposes
of the ordinance. The tracks are to
be used in the operation of the new
warehouse, and are not railway
Rock Island Commandery, No. 18,
Knights Templar, met last eivening
md installed the .officers who were
elected about a month aso. with the
i.sual ceremonies. Eminent Sir II.
H. Cleaveland, one of the members
jr the grand commandery, had charge
of -he installation and was assisted
by M. S. Heagy, past commander. The
officers Installed were as follows:
Eminent commander Charles
Generalissimo C. W. Thatcher.
Captain general P. Greenawalt.
Senior warden R. .1. Fullerton.
Junior warden Eugene H. Ash.
Recorder R. C. Willerton.
Treasurer Frank K. Rhoads.
After the installation, the eminent
commander appointed the following
Sword bearer T. A. Burchell.
Warden J. G. ' Woodberry.
Sentinel Ezra Wilcher.
After the ceremonies were com
pleted H. H. Cleaveland presented S.
J. Ferguson, the retiring eminent com
mander, with, the : past commander's
jewel, as a token- -of the appreciation
nf the commandery for his services
as its presiding officer.
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View 'Alotig. Rock River
Showing the beautiful "Inn" at the Watch Tower in the distance. This photograph was
taken from the opposite bank, and aoos not do justice to the beauty of the surroundings.
The Watch Tower park, located on a high hill overlooking the magnificent valley for miles
and utiles up and down Rock river, is an ideal spot for a summer resort and picnic place.
That the park is appreciated goes without saying, far on July 4 it is estimated that 15,000
people took the cool ride out there. One noticeable feature of the crowds that go to this park
is that they are quiet and orderly at all times. The dances on Tuesday and" Friday nights are
very much like private parties., the crowds know each other so well. At the Inn dinners are
served every day. Upstairs is a large private veranda for card parties, societies, etc.
The regular band concerts are held every Tuesday and Friday, and the orchestra conceits
every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. If you
haven't been to the Tower lately it certainly will repay you. to take a trip out there this
summer. . ,
WORK AT BETHANY
Treasurer's Accounts Show $830.62 Re-
ceived From Tag Day Children
to Have a Treat.
John D. Cramer.-
John D. Cramer died at his home,
1116 Eleventh avenue, at 6:10 yester
day afternoon. He had not been very
well for some time, though able to at
tend to his duties as foreman on tne
Volks-Zeituirg. until the last two
weeks. Mr. .Cramer would have been
39 years old Saturday, July IS. He
was born and reared in Rock Island.
He was a member of the Fraternal
Tribunen and the German Typograph
ical union, and though he did not be
long to any church denomination, he
was a firm believer in the bible. Nir.
Cramer is survived by his wife, Ber
tha, and two children, TUlie and
Clara; his father, John B. Cramer;
two sisters, Annie 'and Lizzie, and
five brothers. Walter, Albert. Edward,
Frank and Herman. The funeral will
be held Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. The services will be con
ducted by the tri-cfty bible students'
class, of which he was a member.
Burial will take place at Chippian
rsnoiotv news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argua, will
t,o rl.-iriiv rp.-nived and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure reiia-
... , . . i l bllity. written nonces luusi imu
uacRS, Bin are 10 ue useu mc-iciy iui I nature and address.
operating push cars.
Ordinances relatimr to water meters Thirty Club Dance. The dancing
and the purchase of all city supplies party given by the Thirty club last
from the lowest bidder were presented evening at the Watch Tower inn was
hv Aldprman TOHnwood and referred I wll nttpnded in SDile of the warm
new boiler for the home reported that
a Mcline firm was willing to put the
boiler in at cost and the committee
was instructed to secure it at that
Miss Sue Deukmann proposed a
plan whereby she will take the chil
dren at the home out for a boat ridj
within the next two or three weeks
on a steadier.
The monthly meeting of the Beth
any Home Protective association was
held last night at the home and the
usual tontine business was transacted.
In the absence of the president. Miss
Sue Denkmann presided. The report
of the matron of the home showed
that there were 40 childen at the
home at the beginning of the month
and 41 a the end of the month.
Tr.ere were five taken in and three
placed in homes and one sent to Chi
cago to a home there. No sickness
was reported during the month.
The treasurer submitted a report
which showed that the total receipts
from the sale of tags in Moline on
tag day was $830.02. Expenses for
the mouth amounted to $310.61 and
the receipts from boarding of children
was $79. The donations received dur
ing the month were from J. T. Shields,
Mrs. Larson. Mrs. W. J. Holmgard.
Davenport; Miss Denkmann, Mrs. See-
beck. Mrs. Morris Geisniar. Mrs. H.
B. Sudlow, Mrs. Hall, Moline; Mrs.
Ball, Moline; Mrs. Mann, Rock Island;
R. Smythe, J. A. Stombs and Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Hagamann.
The committee which was given the
work of looking up the price for a
Advertised List No. 23.
For week ending Juiy 11, 190S
0!e Aarvig, Mrs. C. E. Ashleu,
and Mrs. Oscar Anderson, Mark
han. Mrs. Behan, Miss Pearl Bannis
ter, Fred Brochsiech, F. O. Corbin,
Misn Caiman. Mrs. Catherine Collins,
Miss Alma Croft, General Carter. Will
Dt'itman, James Edinburn, Joseph
Garlic!:, H. S. Hurley. Charles Hult
quist. Miss W. H. H:ipdcock. Mrs. T.
IL'.nsed, Miss Pearl Hall. David Hal
Iopeter, Mis. Ellen Johnson. Mrs. .1.
P. Ijong. Frank Lupke, C. C. Manning,
T. M. O'Connor. Willie Pollard. Troy
Payne. A. S. Perrin. K. R. Ray, M.
Resell berg, John Smith, Dr. G. F.
Sums, Mrs. G. F. Sums, 'Mrs. F. F.
Smith, G. Sodaro, B. Theus, Mrs.
Darah Witenez, Mrs. Gertrude Whit
tier. W. E. Williams, Pearl White, H.
Foreign Miss May wood.
HUGH A. J. M DONALD, P. M.
POSTPONE TH MEETING
Another Effort to Organize Taft Club
w,:i r-, . . i . i
win dc ivioc rnuay.
The republicans who are exerting
all their efforts to bring about the or
ganization of a Taft club have agala
postponed the meeting for the formal
OTganization. At the last meeting
there were only about a dozen present
and it was-deeded to try again tomor
row to gather enough of the party ge;i
era!e together to elect officers. Xow
it is announced that the meeting will
not be hld tomorrow,
but will be held
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 1C9.
Our Coin Motto Restored.
The removal of the words "In God
We Trust" from our coins led- to con
siderable criticism, and, after a great
deal of agitation congress decided to
have it restored. Every sickly person
is exceedingly anxiou? to be restored
to perfect health again, and those who
have taken Hostettcr's Stomach Bit
ters voluntarily testify that it helped
them more than anything else they
tried. It will strengthen and tone the
entire system, and properly fit'you for
the battles cf everyday life. You
really ourht to try a bottle and let it
prove its merit for jour own. satisfac
tion. In cases of poor appetite, heart
burn, belching, bloating, sick head
ache, indigestion, dyspepsia, costive
noss.. biliousness, sleeplessness, cramps,
diarrhoea, female ills and malaria, fe
ver and ague it i excellent. Insist on
having Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
to the ordinance committee.
CLEARING SHOE SALE
And Some of the Prices It Made.
Women's $1.50 tan oxfords, 98c.
Women's $1.75 tan oxfords, $1.19.
Women's $2 tan oxfords, $1.49
Women's $2.50- tan oxfords, $1.C9.
ISLAND CITY SHOE STORE.
Over Thirty-five Years.
In 1872 there was a great deal of di-
trrhoea, dysentery and cholera infan-
:um. It was at this time that Cham-
iei Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office Rock Island, 111.,
until Monday July 20, 1908 at 5 o'clock
p. m. for remodeling city hall. Plans
and specifications on file at the city
clerk's office. Certified check in
amount of $250 to accompany eaoh bid.
The city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Rock Island. 111., July 14, iu. -M.
T. RUDGREN, City Clerk.
The Remedy That Does.
'Dr King's New Discovery Is the
Remedy; was first brought Into use. It remedy that does the healing others
orovea more successiui tnan any otner promise but fail to perform," says Mrs.
emeay or treatment, ana nas ior tnir- v n pierson. of Auburn Centre Fa
y-five years maintained that record.! "it i3 curinz me of throat and lung
7rom a small . beginning its -sale and trouble of lone standing, that other
:se nas extended to every part of tie treatments relieved T only temporarily.
rJnited btates ana to many foreign vew Discovery is doing me so much
ountries. Nine druggists out of ten go0d that I feel confident Its continued
vill recommend it when their opinion use for a reasonable length of time
s, asked, although they nave other lwni restore me to perfect health.'
nedicines that pay them a greater pro- This renowned cough and cold remedy
i It can always be depended upon.ipnd throat and lune healer la sold all
aven In the most severe and danserous ' mrtota znt anA $i nn Trtni mt.
thelcases. For sale by all druggists. ; tie tree. - -
When our New England grandmothers baked beans
it was a two days' undertaking. The first day the beans
were soaked and parboiled, the next day the baking was
done and the beans were delicious. But there were some
things grandmother missed that modern science includes.
. .r ?-nv,fca
Three kinds: With Tomato Sauce; Plain Pork and -
Beans (Boston Style); Vegetarian without Pork, '
are baked on the sanie good old baking principles, but with vastly better materials and
appliances, under improved conditions never dreamed of by grandmother.
The goodness of HEINZ Baked Beans begins months before they are baked.
mey are pianiea ana grown tor HLirxz,, simply to get better beans than the
market affords. They are soaked and parboiled, and finally baked and baked
zaa eetKea Drowned to tasty richness, leaving .the oven to go piping hot
into the H EINZ Improved Tin and sealed without the use of solder.
Open and eat them, hot or cold, and enjoy a "meaty
' beany" richness equal to any grandmother ever knew."
10c, 15c and 20c, money returned if dissatisfied.
H. J. HEINZ CO., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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