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THE ARGUS, .TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1908.
urged to modify its terms for the Mer
cer county service.
Rail for SirrlinK I.iur. '
Steel rails have arrived for the in
term ban which is being built between
Tampico and Hooppcle to form part, of
the proposed line from Sterling to con-
" jnect with the Tii-City Railway com-
Commercial Organizations Asked to I!a"y's lincs al s,,v,s- Re.side-.its or
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iiuv ivi ruury uiuni; iu jinc aie tnuiu
Use Influence to Get Interur
ban Line in.
WANT TERMS MODIFIED
Delegation Informs Industrial Commis
sion Demands of Rock Island
Southern Can't Be Mst.
A committee of Aledo citizens, coio
po:'d of W. J. Graham, L. McWhorter
snd C. P. Carroll, was in the tri-cities
yesterday for the purpose of discuss
ing with the commercial bodies of the
threo cities the situation, that has de
veloped at Alodo rclati.e to the Rock
Islfid Southern's lincs. It has been
discovered by the preliminary survey
that AIet".o will be six and one-half
miles off of the direct line to the tri
cities and this has occasioned consid
erable agitation here r.nd at Aledo, for
the pretent means of communication
between the two places are insuffi
cient, and it requires longer and is
more inconvenleut to get from Rock
Island to Aledo than to go from here
to Chicago. The committee here yes
terday explained iht situatiou to the
Roc;v Island Industrial commission and
tlie Davenport Commercial club, and
statdd that the Walshes had demand
ed Lteck subscriptions of $Hiu.0O0
from Aledo, or substantial contriou
tions of som other character, to construct-
the line to AleJo.
Can Not ll(il- Amount.
- The Aledo citizens declared that
they are certain that this amount., and
in fact not more than JGO.f'OfJ, can be
raised in Aledo, and ii was suggested
that the commercial organizations here
take the ninfter up. A .stub line from
Aledo has been suggested among other
propositions as a means of providing
the service to Aledo.
Thf commercial bodies will be asked
to hold a joint meeting fcr the pur
pose of devising ways and means to
secu-e for Alecla a trunk line service
wliu the three cities in connection
with i he Rock Island Southern line,
which is now being constructed be
tween Rock Island and Monmouth.
4'oinmttt--M Art- Xauttrd.
The delegation presented the mat
ter ;o the board of control of the In
dusrriai comruiosion ami the manufac
turers committee esttrday afternoon,
and after hearing the gentlemen, the
two boards apointed a committee to
act with similar committees from Dav
enport and Moiine. The local " com:
mittee is composed of W. M. Reck. F.
O. Young, I. S. White, W. H. Dart. H
C. Schaffer, H. P. Simpson and S. W.
The Dr.veuport Commercial clr.b
also nmr.ed a committee to take f.i;;
matter up, and the Rock Island South
ern owners will be interviewed, and
siastic and are giving the project ev
ery possible encouragement.
TO CONDUCT HOLY
TO RUN IN CENTER
Ordinance is Adopted to Permit Shift
ing of Car Tracks on Elev
POLES -TO BE CHANGED
President of Rescue Association, Rev.
J. L. Griffin, to Hold Service
st Memorial Church.
Rev. J. L. Griffin, president of the
Rescue association, a charitable insti
tution to help the poor, blind and de
crepit, with headquarter at Des
Moines, Iowa, will conduct an olJ
fashioned Holy Ghost meeting at the
Memorial Christian church tomorrow
evening. Mr. Griffin will be assisted
by Misses C. C. Garrett and A. Jones,
southern jubilee singers. He will take
as his subject "A Mother's Love" and
the text "The Child Sneezed Seven
Times After It Was Dead." The fol
lowing songs will be sung: "Scattering
Precious Seed." "Pilot Me," "Jesus
Lover cf My Soul." "Death Is Only a
Dream," "Scattering Sunshine "Roll
on the Gospel Chariot." "Go Wash in
the Beautiful Stream," "I've Got the
Love of Jesus in My Heart,' etc. Dr.
Griffin's charitable work has been en
dorsed by C.OOO business men, pastors
and prominent men.
TO HAVE A MEETING
C. A. Board to Discuss Plans
for Year Thi6 Evening.
The board of directors of the Y. M.
C. A. will hold a meeting tonight and
a number of interesting topics will be
discussed in reference to the work
which will be done during the year at
lb? association. Several of the mem
bers of the board will not be present.
Some evening next week the Baptist
Young People will hold an entertain
ment ct the auditorium of the Y. M.
C. A. to which the public will be in
vited. The niouthly Y. M. C. A.
booster banquet will be held 1hh
month, on Nov. 19. The program has
not yet keen arranged but it will in
clude se veral good speakers. The As
sociation Helpers will again serve the
Company Is Permitted to Put Them
Along Street Estimated Repair
Cost on Storm Drain.
Must Vacate Building for Landlord by
Everything in the shoe lino in our
store will be sold at a sacrifice, nothing
to be held back, every pair of men's,
ladles', misses', boys' aud children's
shoes and slippers must bo sold, as we
must vacate the building. It will be a
money saving chance for you. Come
and see, and convince yourself that
the prices have been greatly cut. "Wc
are going to quit the shoe business.
GEORGK F. SCUM ALB.
1605 Second Avenue.
The regular session of the city coun
cil la.-:t evening was brief, notwith
standing the fact that the meeting of
last weelc was adjourned immediate)'
after the transaction of the routine
business. The only important mattei
to come up was the ordinance to grant
the Tii-City- Railway company tnc
right to maintain noles alona the curb
lines on Eleventh street bctwvdP
Tenth and Eighteenth avenues. Tlu
company is grading aud lowering it?
tracks, and the property owners havt
requested that the tracks be shifted
and the poles removed from the ecu
ter of the highway.
On an Hight of W ay.
-The situation on Eleventh street it
peculiar, in that the company there
owns its own right of way, and its
tracks are not laid in the street. The
compauy's right of way is east of the
public road, and consequently its poles
when placed on the company's owe
ground are almost exactly in the
middle of the? street.
The removal of the poles to the curb
lines will make it possible for the
company to shift its tracks from 10
to 11 feet, and this will afford a tbor
oughfare on each side of the tracks
instead or on t tie one side only,- as
would necessarily be the case if the
tracks remain where they are. J. G.
Huntoon, superintendent: of the com
pany, stated . at the council meeting
that the proposed ordinance was not
requested for the benefit of the com
pany, but for the good of the property
owners and the public generally.
Accordingly tire ordinance was
adopted by unanimous vote.
C'onI of Tlmt Srwer.
The city engineer made a report on
the condition of the north end of the
Twenty-fouith street storm drain, stat
Jug that for a distance of in feet the
drain has fallen in, aud will require
immediate repair. He estimated th
cost of this work at $713, aud staled
that it is likelv that the cost will be
still greater, if it is found necessary
to place additional foundation under
any of the sewer. The engineer was
instructed to prepare plans and speci
ncations tor the work, and the city
clerk was Instructed to ask for bids
to be opened at the next meeting.
As the estimate covefs only the north
7 feet of the storm drain, some of
the aldermen are, like the public gen
erally, beginning to wonder what they
paid SC.000 for recently. The city at
tornoy some months ago stated that
it would cost considerable money to
repair the old ditch, and that it is in
Etich shape as to be almost useless,
even as an outlet for the Sixth ward
The Secret o It
. There's a reason why we have
to increase the I. B. C. Bakeries
year after year, so that now they
are many times as large as they
were six years ago.
I. B. . Biscuit
are made from the highest grade materials. No wonder they
taste better and sell better than other kinds.
One trial package, and you will find no other satisfactory
I. B. C. Protection Brand Biscuit are made in many varieties.
They meet every demand of occasion or taste.
Try I. B. C. Sodas or Party Flakes today tomorrow you
will order more.
; Prices the same as others. At your grocer's.
Independent Baking Co., Davenport Iowa
Cre Here Tor Your
Nowkere will you find such a rep
resentative gathering of late season
coats and suit Styles as are now as
sembled at our store.
Garments that will satisfy every
taste, no matter how exacting.
Every garment is made along the most graceful lines,
designed by the most clever tailors and embodies the
most exclusive style. The materials and workmanship'
are of tne highest grade, therefore insuring lasting satis
faction. Then, too, our prices' are considerably less
than are obtainable elsewhere for equal quality.
Before making a selection it will pay you to see our
coats and suits.
Extra Shoeing gf
Special efforts nave been put
forth to make our girls and
children's department the beet
equipped in trie tri-cities.
Ve have coats of every descrip
tion in a wide range of materials
Sizes 6 to 14 at most any price
you wish, to pay. from $2.50 to
Children 9s Coats
In a large range of materials and
shades. Sizes 2 to 6. Prices
) start at $2.25 up to $7.50.
Tight Fitting Coats
The tremendous demand for the tight-fitting
coats finds us prepared witK a splendid collec--
tion of tbe latest improved styles. Broadcloth and Covert cloth are the prevailing materials
and come in ?uch shades as black, tan, garnet, green and navy. Prices start at
$12.50, $15, $17.50, tip to $25
114-116 W. 2nd
THE 3 EE HIVE
Rambiers club at the home of Miss
Julia Beck, 2511 Fitth-and-a-hall ave
nue, last evening. A very nice lunch
was seMcd by the hostess.
Harry R. Ransom.
Harry Kichard Ransom, 1327 Third
avenue, died early this morning from
tuberculosis with which he had been
suffering since February. He had been
confined to his bed for the last three
weeks. The young man was born in
this city and was IS years old. He
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ran
som, lie is survived by his father,
threo sisters, Mrs. E. H. Haddick of
Anaconda. Mont.. Anna aud Nellie, at
home, and four brothers.- George, Rob
ert, John and William of this city.
The funeral will be held Thursday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock from. the home.
Rev. R. 1J. Williams will be in charge
of the last services. Uurial will take
place at Chippianuock cemetery.
fSociety news, written or telephoned
to the society Uitor of The Arstis. will
be gladly received and published. But
in cither case the liU-nuty ot the senler
must be made known, to insure relia-
ility. V rittcn notices must bear sig
ature and address.
Daughters of Covenant Meeting.
Mis Millictnt Spencer at her home,
03 Twentieth street, was hostess last
vening to the Daughters of the Cov-
nant of the First Methodist church
at tea. The meeting was largely at
tended, about ftO members and friends
being present to enjoy the hostess's
hospitality. An informal program was
given during the evening, consisting
of a piano solo by Miss Dorothy
Pleasauts, a report of the meeting of
the Foreign Mission society by Mrs.
Lindorf, report from the mission
conference by Mrs. S. E. Mattison and
vocal solo by Mrs. A. 10. Williams,
nice lunch was served after the
irograrn and an evening of delightfu.
sociability passed. The young ladies
meet once each month and at every
quarter have a tea at the home of the
members. They work in the interest
of foreign missions.
Forced to Sell
Stoves and Furniture
At 50 Discount
In order to make room for other goods.
Come and get the benefit of this sale at
1505 Second Av. Phone 1007
v 1 buy, sell and : exchange household
goods of all kinds.
Dinner for Department Officers.
Mrs. Daniel I. Hartwell at. her home,
4310 Eighth avenue, was hostess yes
terday at a 1 o'clock dinner in honor
of Mrs. Adelaide Reed of Chicago, de
partment president of the Ladies of
the G. A. R., and the other department
officers. An excellent dinner in five
courses was served and the ladies
spent an enjoyable afternoon.;. " Mrs,
Reed is this , afternoon inspecting the
Moiine ladies of the G. A. R. and this
evening she will bo the guest of the
local circle which she will inspect
The inspection will take place at Me
morial hall and will be followed by
a short program- and lunch will be
Has Birthday Party. Mrs. A
Huber at ber home on Twenty-ninth
street entertained a company of
friends yesterday afternoon in honor
of her birthday anniversary. Lunch
was seived during theafternoon." The
hostess received a number of pretty
and usaful gifts.
KamDiers 'Entertained. A very
pleasant evening was passed by tna
Mrs. Luc-ret ia Kendal, wife of A.
Kendal, died Sunday wening at her
iionie oue-balf mile east of '"Hamlet,
Mercer couuty. Mrs. Kendal had
been ill several months and death
was not unexpected. Mrs. Kendal was
born iu Switzerland couuty. Indiana,
n 1S39. She was married to A. Ken
dal iu 1SG3. She is survived by her
aged husband and four children, Mrs,
George Dunn and Mrs. Ren Halstead
ot Hamlet. Mrs. Robert Candor of
Cogswell, N. D-, aud Meigs at home
Mrs. Kendal also leaves a host of
friends who .greatly feel their loss in
he taking away of one who has lived
among them for t?o many years, fu
neral services were conducted 'it the
home this afternoon at - 2 o'clock.
Burial took place in the Reynolds
Funeral of Mrs. Hughes.
T'ae funeral of Mrs. Frank Hughes,
129C Thirty-sisth street, will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home and the services will be in
charge of Rev. W. S. Marquis. Burial
will take place at Chippiannock ceme
The funeral of William H. Hayes
was held yesterday morning ai
o'clock from the home, hi Twentieth
street. A large number of the friends
of the pioneer were present at the
services, which were conducted by
Rev. R. B. Williams and Rev. W. S
Marquis. Burial took place at Chip
piannock cemetery. - 1
The pallbearers were Mr. Hayes'
srandsons. H. H. Cicaveland and I K.
Cleaveland and Herbert Copp and
William J .Sweeney.
PORTRAIT OF ESBJORN
Painting of Augustana Founder Come-.
from Unknown Friend of Insti
tution in Sweden.
An oil painting of Professor Lar
Esbjorn, founder and first presiden
of Augustana college, was receiver
this morning at the college from sunn
unknown person in Sweden. The pic
ture undoubtedly v.as sent with lh
idea of it reaching here in time fo
the celebration of the centennial' o:
Professor Esbjorn's birth at the? co
lege a few weeks ago. but Was de
layed in shipment and did not aniv
till this morning. Dr. Gustav Andrew
placed the painting on the platforn
at the morning chapel services anc
at the close of tlie services made r
few remarks with reference to the
wrk of the founder of the institutior
and said that the picture would be re
ceiled as a gilt to the whole scltoo"
and will be hung either iu Cable hal1
or t he president's room ' While the
donor is unknown the artist's name
Erikera Quistgaard. appears on thr
canvass. The picture is about 21xr
feet, handsomely framed and bearing
in gold letters the date of the birth
and death of Professor Esbjoin. Those
who knew Professor Esbjoru say the
picture must have been painted from
a photograph taken after his return
to Sweden, the features appearing
much older than he is remembered
SERVED IN LEGISLATURE
FROM THIS DISTRICT
John W. Henderson, Pioneer of IHi
nois, Dies at Home of Daugh
ter in Cedar Rapids.
J on n . Henderson, a pioneer resi
dent of Illinois who in the r.O's repre
sented the counties of Rock Island
Henry and Stark in the Illi
nois legislature for several terms, died
Sunday at the home of his daughter.
Mrs. H. G. Burr, in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. Mr. Henderson was a pioneer
of Illinois, coming here from Keu
tucky in 1831. He vividly recalled in
cidents of the Black Hawk war and
was perronally -acquainted with Abra
ham Lincolu and Stephen A. Duuglas.
He was 89 years of age.
lustrated from the dramas of Shakes-; BURGLARS SECURE NOTHING
peare. personal reports irom tnose
vho have heard these lectures, coni-
nendations of the press, and previous
ectures by Dr. Griggs in Davenport,
ill promise a most instructive aud in
pi ring course.
Eczema Is Now Curable.
Zemo. a ecientific preparation for
external use. Stops itching instantly
and destroys the germs that cause
skin diseases. Eczema quickly yields
md is permanently cured by this re
markable medicine. All druggists.
Write for sample. E. W. Rose Medi
al company, St. Louis, Mo. For sale
v Harper House pharmacy.
Break Into Hampton Store but Fail to
Burglars, probably amateurs, broke
into the ttore of W. I-. Black at Hamp
ton last night." They pried open tin
front door with a crowbar which was
seemed from the tool hou.e of tlie
Milwaukee road. Evidently only cash
was wanted and none being found the
intruders left empty handed. Tho
fcafe w-is not molested and nothing
was taken from the postoffice, which
is in the same building.
All the news p.ll the time The Argus.
It's in the Packing
Soak a juicy rirloin in ice water
a week then cool: r.ncl serve it.
Would it taste as Ushoalu? Neither
do oysters trsatc thai way.
r I I 1
ta.'te li'-'l have all t'le peculiar
delicacy of stcrs you ct at the
ehoTf because vr ice or- water
toualies them no preservative is
used cr nveded.
The ice H packed uroumf the
scaled gnUanizcd steel cans.
"Siwlshipt" Oyster.- arc cWn
fresh, tlK-ror.gftly palatable, nu ajs
Ntrw vrsvs of prepnrii;!; ovstrt; arc
civn in "SraKhipl rtcnV an inlcr-si-tnp
?-rk o:ite:s. any vf ilit
faltov,-inir aie!-s U.r a cjv :itl Itv u
pint cf "Srat-.lii-,)i" (ystn 3 trjil.'y.
rt .-.atcr. A'l olid'r.tra(
'1 f I 1 . i t 1 ft.
'W""f-Vl V '
II. II. BATTLES & CO.
FKED J. HODGES.
The genuine "Scalshipt" Oysters are always sold from ft
White Porcelain DLsplayv Case lx-arin? the 'Sealhipt" trade
mark in blue. This is for your protection look for it. The
' tiealshipt" Carrier System is patented. Infringements will
be prosecuted to the fail extent of the law.
NATIONAL OYSTER CARRIER COMPANY
6outh Nor walk, CouoecLicuU &
IF YOU WILL
Send us one pair ot SPECTA
CLES or EVE GLASSES to be i
REPAIRED the quality, accur
acy and finished appearance of
the work will convince more
practically than printers' ink
. why you should send your future
work to us.
: WE CAN DUPLICATE AKX
LENS if you will -..bring the
pieces to us.
AVE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE
STOCK OF ROUGH BLANKS
and can grind "a new-; lens, for
you in a few hours.
MYERS OPTICAL CO. :
212 Safety BuUdla.
' Bock Blasd, 111.
SIX LECTURES BY OR. GRIGGS
Davenport University Extension Course
Begins Tomorrow Evening.
The Davenjort University Extension
society has arranged for a course of
six lectures by Dr. Edward Howard
Griggs, the first being given tomorrow
night.. Tbey 'will take place at the
high school auditorium, one each week,
the dates and subjects being :
Nov. 11 "The Humanity of Shakes
peare." Nov. 18 "The Ethical Awakening:"
The Merchant of Venice.
Nov. 25 "The Individual and the
State:" Julius Caesar.
Dec. 2 "Facing the "Mystery:" Ham
Dec. 9 "The Tragedy of Ambition:'
Macbeth. - ,
Dec. 16 "The Final Altitude:" The
For several years the lectures offered
by the Extension society have been
discussions of the great problems of
the day. No distinctively literary
theme has been presented, and Dr.
Griggs, whose lectures In Davenport
have been so cordially received, comes
with many of those life questions ii-
In Quick Baking
Call and Examine
Allen Mvers & Compart?
- .--... . - Opposite Harper He. .