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THE AKGT7S, -TUESDAY. JANUARY 3; 1909?
UP TO PEOPLE
Is Plan Proposedja, Council Relative
to the Mechanical Filter Plant
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a ir a
ior vvaxerworKs. .
ALDERMEN ARE UNDECIDED
Are Not Certain Whether Voters De-
, sire to Have Election Deed to
, - New Park Site is Accepted. .
Do the people "of the city desire to
vote on. the question of installing a
new. mechanical' ;'.fllter plant at the
'waterworks' pumping station to sup
'plement the present filter ; system?
.This is the question that, was sub
mitted to the city council last evening,
and it will be up. again for discussion
next" Monday. Some of the aldermen
ar of the opinion that the' people do
not, desire to vote on the proposition,
believing that if a vote is taken the
result will show no opposition to the
new . system. Alderman . Smith intro
duced a resolution instructing the city
clerk to submit the proposition on the
ballot of the spring election. There
was '' considerable discussion . of the
question," but no action was taken, the
aldermen preferring a general discus
sioiJrorthe matter before determining
to order the matter submitted at the
election. Some of the aldermen feel
that the filter plant is so essential to
the waterworks system that it should
not be delayed in any way. For this
reason they hold. that the matter should
not, go to a vote unless an opportunity
for an expression is demanded by the
voters. . .. .' 1
jl - for Syntrm of Malna.
: Alderman McNealy offered a resolu
tion, which was adopted, instructing
' the waterworks committee, mayor, and
city engineer, to report a plan for re
laying the' water main system in the
business district to provide adequate
fire- "protection. Alderman McNealy
maintains that the mains in the down
town district are not sufficient to meet
emergencies, and he argues that the
UUIJ UIC VI I J Ul Ql -J 1.U1 U(Otl l
sufficient system of mains," and later
to loolt to the purity and cleanliness
of the water supply.
t EnKigr In Dixpute.
In connection with the discussion of
maps, a lively dispute arose, in which
City Engineer Treichler and Alderman
Ellin wood were the principals. Alder
man Ellin wood asked to be inform
ed, whether the map showing, the wa
terworks mains. wa& completed. Mr.
: Trelohter" said ' ft- was -not. - The alder-
man-'wanted to know how far along
the work had progressed. -"Mr." Treich
ler told him to come to his office and
look for" himself. He refused to ans
wer the; alderman's question, and on
being requested to by, tfcft. mayor," he
directed a few warm remarks in Ala
eririah Ellinwood's direction; after re
plying to Alderman Smith, who inquir
ed when the map would he completed.
Mr. Treichler said: "Any-gentleman
. in the council may secure any informa-
. tion ,1 have to give. , But, you do not
seek Information as a gentleman.' You
go . to the city attorney to find , out
what' I am doing. You ask these ques
tions for the mere purpose of attempt
- . ing to, censure me. I. want to tell you
that I will not. stand for this from
you." ; Alderman Ellinwood demand
ed,, that the mayor call , Mr.
Treichler to order, and insisted that
his inquiries had been put in good
'faith. ' .
i. ."You "should do city work first,
'but you were at Gary the other day,"
' f "Yes," replied the engineer, "and did
,. you note that that was a holiday, too?"
'- The mayor urged the two men to avoid
personalities, and informed the alder-
the - map, and other aldermen stated
that the work is progressing nicely,
and when completed will be the best
record In the city. It will be done be
fore the first of the month.
-. nid for DepoNita.
Alderman Smith offered a resolution
to - Instruct the ordinance committee
and city attorney to report an ordi
nance to - provide for depositing .the
funds" of the city with the highest re
sponsible bidder. He explained that
this plan Is adopted by., pother, cities
and results In revenue on the deposits
-He protested against the "present sys
tem, whereby the city treasurer han
dles the funds,' and the . city receives
no interest "The banks merely hand
the treasurership around, and use the
city's funds without paying for them,"
he claimed. Mayor Schaffer defended
the present system, pointing out that
under this arrangement the citytreas
urer is responsible for the funds, under
a bond' of $100,000, while if the city
directs the depository, the treasurer's
liability ceases, and the city has no
guarantee except its protection against
any dishonesty on the part of the
treasurer. The mayor is of the opin
ion that the proposed change can not
legally be made. The resolution was
adopted. ' .
Grant Right for Track.
The council adopted an ordinance
granting the Rock Island Sash & Door
works the right to extend a switch
track along Twenty-sixth street from
the Burlington .tracks. The tracks are
FILES A SUIT
E. S. Couch Starts Case in Circuit
' - Court to , Recover Damages
' For an Injury
WHILE WORKING ON A CAR
Moline Man Secures Injunction Against
His Partner Trial Lists Set
by Two Judges.
A suit for $20,000. damages for in
to extend along the new warehouse of juries sustained in an accident at
the company, and will terminate before Sears was begun in the circuit court
they reach the present curved switch . . - r -,. , .
track along Twenty-sixth street. The today by E,mr Stanley Couch against
company owns all adjoining property. the Tri-City Railway , company. The
E. H. Stafford was present for the I plaintiff was employed as a trainman
company and explained the purpose of 0n one of the Watch Tower cars, and
Get Deed to Park.
The clerk presented to the council
the deed from Mr. nd Mrs. F. C. Denk
mann for the block between Fifth
and Sixth avenues and Fourth and
Fifth streets, for a new city park. The
deed contains the same restrictions as
are placed on the uses of Long View
park,' that no liquor shall be sold on
the grounds. The deed provides that
in case the city abandons the tract as
a public park, it shall revert to its for
mer owners or their heirs. Alderman
Smith raised the question as to wheth
er the block will cost more to fill than
was brushed off by a post, and injured.
J. T. and S. R. Ken worthy are the at
torneys for the plaintiff.
To Dtuiolve Partnership.
Ton Dendes of Moline has been
granted an injunction by Judge Graves
to restrain his partner, Andrew Zer
binos .from collecting any money or
removing any of the stock of their
grocery store in Moline. The com
plainant asks to have the partnership
dissolved. He claims that he made a
verbal agreement whereby he formed
a partnership, agreeing to manage. the
Moline store for $35 a month and such
articles as he needed for food. He was
it is worth, but was assured that the
gift is a valuable one, and that the to tafce no monev fo,r the. first 11
city can well afford to assume the cost
of improving the block for the people
of the west end. The deed was ac
cepted and a vote of thanks extended
to the donors of the land.
Want the Cash.
The clerk informed the council that
J. T. and S. R. Kenworthy are anxious
to get some real cash on the balance
of $1,575 due them for atterneys fee:-
months, however, this being applied
on his account for his half Interest.
He claims he has worked for
months, and received only $50, and his
food. 'He alleges that his partner has
taken at least $S00 more money from
the business than he is entitled to un-
Jer an equal division.
Trial I.Ut Set.
Judge Graves has set the following
t ri 'i 1 lief f iha connn waab rP t h
.i-- ...I .o v' k, Hanuary term- beginning next Monday:
already been paid $2,001, and the bal
ance has been allowed, but the city
has no money available for this pur
pose. It is understood that the attor
neys desire to be given negotiable pa
Monday Western Newspaper Union
vs. Lightning Medicine company. Law.
Linnberg, administrators, vs. city oi
Rock Island. Law.
Linnberg, administrators, vs. city oi
Wednesday Eidem vs. C. R. I. &
P. Railway company. Law."
Town of Drury vs. Workman. Law
Thursday Gustus vs. Murdock
Little vs. Hender, et al. Law.
Friday General law. 924: chanc
per ior me . ciaim, or a payment I Rock Island. Law
casn. u is saia mat a casn payment Tuesday McNamara vs. Charter Gas
or about $oW) wul.be taken In full set-Engme company. Law.
nement or the bill. The matter was
referred to the mayor, city clerk, ami
The bill of the Tri-City Construction
company for $S98.23, as the city's por
tion of the cost of the paving of Twen
ty-fifth street from Fifth to Seventh
avenue, was allowed A bill from thelary, 575C; law, 927C, 9329, 8808, 8705.
county treasurer; for $116.71, overpaid I :J393, 9454, 9471. &50C, 9519, 9523" 9535
to the city treasurer, was referred to953C, 9541. Law.
the finance committee and the city at- Call stopped at No. 9447.
torney. . I In County Court.
cot of sewer Pump . I judge Olmsted has set a list fo:
Alderman Carse reported, recom-1 hearing. Tomorrow the special im
mending the purchase of a sewer pump I provement assessment for the Slxtt
to cost $535. The pump is a portable I ward sewer, Moline, will be heard
one, operated by a gasoline engine, I Monday Jhe condemnation suit , of th :
and is designed for use in repair work I Hampton drainage district No.
on the sewer and waterworks systems. I against Reidy Brothers and M. I. Mor
There was -considerable discussion of Iris will be taken up, and the cases o.
the report, which finally was with- the Ranson Printing company vs. Don
drawn, to be presented at a later meet-1 aid, A. H. Arp vs. Hugo Jasper and I
ing. J. D. Fairhurst vs. A. J. Ostlund, are
II also set for Monday Cases set for
NEW OFFICERS ARE SEATED I Tuesday are Fluegel vs. Eastmann and
tue ciaini ul tiie neuiiiug Ditwmg
St. Paul Lodge Installs 1909 Execu- company against the Holzhammer es
tives and Has Banquet.
St. Paul lodge No. 107, K. of P., last
evening installed the following officers:
C. C. George H. Wright.
'fcV. C Fred W. Larson.
M. W. John Stroehle.
Prelate Charles Kolls.
K. R. & S. & M. F. S. R. Wright.
M. Ex. Sam Ryerson.
I. G. Frank Bodell. '
O. G. E. E. Reynolds.
M. A. W. H. Lamont.
The officers were installed by Past
Chancellor F. H. Kracke of St. George
lodge of Moline:' A banquet at Tur
ner haii followed the ceremonies, Directors of Public Library Meet and
wiucu were auenuea oy a numoer oil .
visitors from Mow . Transact Usual Business
Never Fails to Restore
Gray Hair tor its Natural
Color ana Beamy.
No natter how long ithas been gTay
or faded. Promotes a luxuriant growth
of healthy hair. Stops it falling out
and positively : removes Dan
draff. Keeps hair soft and glossy. Re
fuse all substitutes. 2K times as mucn
ia 9100 as 50c. size. 1 Is Not a Djre.
Si and COe. bottles, at drnoglsts
ataa TC for tree book uTbe Cmre of tne tiair."
-'-. - PJiilo Bay Spec.CoM Newark, N.J. ,
Day's Barllna Soap cures Pinpa,
a ana cnappea nanas, ana au mu
eepe akin fine nod soft. 25c. dm
. ted, ronirh and chapped hands, and aU akin di
laars. fieepa akin tine una aocc zx. aruraisu
Send 3c. for lie book "The Care ot tb Skia'
For Sale by T. H. Thomas and W. X
t. Hartz Drugglots.
tate. When these hearings are dis
posed of. the court will take up the
criminal case against C. J. Seastrand
for bastardy, and the suits of Axel
Freksen vs. Samuel Crompton, and E,
A.,Plerr vs. Charles Anderberg.. - On
the conclusion of this business, the
court will dispose olSall suits in which
the issues havo'been settled, nd will
then take up the hearing on the Ninth
street paving, Rock Island.
Wwm's tiiid Children 9s Coats Neber Priced So LoIp.
Clearance Sale always means, a price sacri
fice, and tlie fact was never more true tnan
as applied to tne Price Reductions made ty
us on'. ' Women s. Misses' and Cnildren s
Coats. It requires no effort to advertise
coats at naif -price, one-tnird off, etc.. But
giving fine quality, late season styles in tne
wanted shad es, at price reductions suck as
we are' giving, is a different matter.
If you are thinking .of buying a new coat you should not fail to
inspect our snowing and make comparisons. You will surely be de
lighted witn the values shown by ue.
Our entire stock of
Fur Coats, Neck Pieces
and Muffs at one-third
less than regular lo$v
selling prices. An ex
ceedingly rare : oppor
tunity to purchase new
dependable " Furs at
such prices. '
$25.00 Fur Coats $16167
$37.50 Fur Coats $25.00
$52.50 Fur Coats $35.00
$75.00 Fur Coats $50.00
$3.00 Fur Keck Pieces
and Muffs $2.00
$5.00 Fur Neck Pieces
and Muffs $3.34
$10.00 Fur Neck Pieces
and Muffs ...,..$6.67
$15.00 Fur Neck Pieces
and Muffs $10.00
$25.00 Fur Neck Pieces
ITT" rwj I WW T Mi
ana aluhs . .i.u.o
Girls Coats at $2.50. $3.75. $5 and 57.50 tkat represent values far out or the
rdinary every coat in diir Immense Stock at a reduction of one-tnird. There
are Kerseys, Cheviots, Chinchillas, Astrachans, Novelty Cloakings in plaids , stripes
j ra i: j x: ti...i.- j .1 J
"" Keep the Baby warm. Immense reductions on Infants" Coats and Hoods. The Lest values ever offered
at tke time when you need them most.
$2.25 and $2.50 Bearskin, Crushed ff J fj A $3.25 Bearskin, AstrachanO 1 7 $4.50 Coats Reduced to
Plush and Grey Astrachan Coats & ' and Cloth Coat's I I $5.75 Coats Reduced to
Every Coat reduced one-third in price. All Hoods, Leggms, Sweaters, etc., one-fourth off.
Ill Suits, Skirts, Waists, we lave made unusual price reductions. ,
In justice to yourself you should not buy anything in wearables for yourself, daughter pr child until you have made a
1 thorough inspection and comparison of Jthe values we are offering. .
All I rimmed Hats,Ua
Shapes, Plumes, mgs. Ribbons,
Ornaments, etc. at exactlynalf-price
JTHE WEE HIVE
114-116 W. 2nd St., Davenport
J"ine arts ......
.Action ...... .
Travel ...... ...v 197
biography . .
llstory . . . . .
". . t . .
, . . 85
. . .1,347
Grand total .
deceived from flues $ 17.99
The board allowed the followln
i. C McClurg & Co C5.43
f. A. Burlinsame dZ.4.i
People's Power Co 41.3
H. W. Wilson company, 10.00
librarian of congress .'.
T. W. Renoe
Boston Book Co
Expenses "; . . .
lock Island Sand & Gravel, Co.
rohnson Service Co . . .
Total ..........! :
BOARD IN SESSION
MINER'S BACK IS BROKEN
Coal Valley Man Is Injured in Acci
dent at Volunteer Shaft.
Eld Nightingale, employed at . the
for the Month.
NEW BOOKS ON
James Connor left this- morning for
a northern trip.
Dr. Emma Morgan returned today
from a visit in Aledo.
Miss Laura Davis returned last ev
ening to resume her studies at Grin-"
r Frank Adams, who has been in Chi
cagQ for some weeks, returned home
Dr: B. J. Lachner has returned home
after a holiday visit with his paren
at Baker City,. Ore
1.! Joe Herbert Reck, returned yester-
SHELVES .ay to school, at. Princeton after spend
ing me noiiaays iu lae cuy.
Dr.' E, M Sala has returned from
Volunteer coal mine at Coal Valley. Committee Reports' Fifty Books Added iMinneapoiis where he read a paper be
was spriously injured yesterday by the
falling of the roof of a Bhaft In which
he was working. He was struck in the
back by a piece of slate rock. His
back was broken, and the chances ot
bis recovery are slight. ; He is about
57 years old. '
Tctal Circulation in Decern
' ber Given at 5,847. : i : r
OF $206.63 FOR
Apparently little is to be added to
the relief fund raised in Rock Island
for the relief of the earthquake vic
tims. Up to noon today the total re
ceived by The Argus was $206.03, of
which the First Church of Christ,
Scientist, save $173.50. The amount
collected will be forwarded to the
American Red Cross at Washington
this evening, and The Argus will con
tinue its offer to receive and forward
"cash for the same purpose for the re
mainder of the .week.
The subscriptions up to noon today
First Church of Christ, Scientist.. $173.50
because the regular officer hud resign
ed and at present there is no one fill
ing the position.. The members wish
the general public to know that any
complaints can be sent to the police
station and that the police will look
ihem up and take measures to prevent
any cruelty. 1 ,
MADE ENVOY TO ARGENTINA
Wilson Will Succeed Spencer Eddy,
Who Goes to the Balkins.
v ashington, Jan. 5. President Roose
velt yesterday sent Jx the senate the
nomination of Huntington Wilson of
Illinois to be envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary to the Argen
Una republic. H succeeds Spencer S,
hddy of Chicago, who goes to the
Balkan states. .
Grace Lutheran church
Rev. R. B. Williams ...
George F. Roth
Dr. Eli Bradford
C L. Esbjorn
J. M. Paridon
' WORK DISCUSSED
WILL DPEN BIG SALE TOMORROW
Nessley & Co., 420-422 Fifteenth Street,
Moline, Announce Exceptional
J. H.- Nessley & Co., 420-422 Fif-
teentn street, Aioune, make an an
nouncement on page 7 this evening
which should Interest every housewife
The entire stock in this big store has
been marked down, for no fall and
winter merchandise will be carried
over. The price reductions are de
cisive and every purchase will mean a
W. L. Bunch.
W. L. Bunch of Colona died last
nignt at Jot. Antnony s nospital alter
a three week's illness with appendi
citis. He had been for some time in
charge of the barber shop -In "the
Safety building, and was a member of
the barbers' union.' He was born- at
Colona June 4, 1S79. He had made his
home In Moline recently.
Yeager Funeral. :'
The funeral of Mrs. Joseph F. Yea
ger, who died at her home, 17 Ninta
street, will be held tomorrow morn
ing at 0 o'clock, with, services at St
Joseph's church. ' -
g These Long Winter
Are ideal ones to spend with a
good book, but readme Is not a
source of pleasure unless your
EYES are comfortable.
WE CAN MAKE THEM SO.
1 Myers Optical Co.
2 212 Safety Building, Rock Island
Well Attended Meeting is Held, and
Activity of Organization Reviewed
tore the Western Surgical society.
L. W. Ellinwood, manager of the
John Deere Plow company at Indian
apolis, Ind., arrived laj the city this
The library board met in the Teg-imorning. v . ,- y,.-...
ular monthly session last evening at Mrs- varies Mciiugnine juissea
.v. i. 11 ji . . . . .. I Elizabeth McHugh, Ruth Brown, Alnv
the library building and conducted the ! . . 'ua -o00or ,'tt fn.
usual routine business of allowing ' . -ot, w in
bills and listening to the reading of re-"-, ' Zr"rv
ports. The committee on books re-1 7 .... .
Notice to Grocers.
Sealed proposals for the following
SPECIAL COAL SALE
At Mueller Lumber; Company for a
.... " Short Time Onlv. .
.In order to move some coal which ported that 50 new volumes have been
the mines are crowdine on us on ac- added to the equipment at the Duua
i m . . ... ... I inrr n -v nDOT ninira r m grt nirforonr
count 01 tne unseasoname weatner, we --".""-."-."rr innar.. nothn,nm.wiii ho r.
will rpII fnr n ehnrt timo miiv Partor. suDjects ana win aaa materially 10 me "
ville lump and egg. $4 per ton: third strength of the works now there. ceived by Mrs. L. G, Eddy, 1800 Fifth
vein chunk. S4 ber ton I - me Doner wnica supplies me uunu-1 aveuue, uum nuuu. xiiuaj, jau. , o,
MUELLER LUMBER COMPANY. ,nS wun neal WBS nPeciea recenuy xu: :;
and was .reponea 10 oe in exceuemi. sugar, granuiaiea, iw pounas; coi-
Bad Stomach-Trouble Cured. I condition. " I fee,, mixed, 15 pound3; tea, greenleaf.
Having been sick for the nast two! Report of ctrcaiattoa. 15 bounds: Quaker Oats. 18 packages;
years with a bad stomach '.trouble, al The report of the librarian of the Cream of wheat,. 18 packages; eggs, 1
friend gave me a dose of Chamber-1 circulation in December was as fol--case; crackers, .soda,-1 box; lard, 25
Iain's,; Stomach and Liver Tablets
They did me so much good that I
bought a bottle of them and have used
12 bottles In alL Today-1 am well of
a bad stomach trouble. Mrs. John
Lowe. Cooper. Maine. These tablets
are for sale by all druggists. .
Science .... .
The Humane society held one of the j
best attended meetings in its history1
last evening at the Harper house -and
a discussion of the work for the year
took place. The. committee consisting
of George C. Wenger, Dr. Joseph Ds
Silva and Dr. J. W. Stewart which
was to look into the proposition of ask
ing the governor to appoint a county
humane officer whose - duties would
give him power, to look into the treat
ment of the live stock which Is taken
off the cars and fed at Silris. asked i
for more, time, in which to conduct
their, investigation. '. The society, how- J
ever, voted to them the , power of
drawing up resolutions asking for the 1
appointment of such an officer and pre
senting the same to the representative
from this county in case they found it
an advisable step towards the preven
tion of cruelty to animals.
The ladies have planned for a public
dinner to be given In the near future
and the proceeds will be used for pay
ing the necessary expenses of the so
ciety.' ' Each of the members of e
society agreed to consider himself
a ; humane ; officer and to re
port all -violations of the laws to the
All the news all the time THe Argna. 'proper .persons. This step was takea
pounds; starch, 50 pound box: salt, 1
313 : dozen sacks ; chocolate, Baker's, 6 pack-
.........!- 7 , agestf. Postunv 5 pounds;, raisins,
32 Blue' Ribbon, 6 pounds: -Sapolio, 12
......... 42 .' " '
........ v" 33
FIRST AID TO THE
" - : STOP figuring how much you have to pay each of your creditors
on pay-day to "keep them satisfied, and consider how easy It fs to bor-. .
row enough money to pay all your obligations and then have but one."
creditor, whom you can comfortably take care of, rather than several. '
whom your best efforts with what money you have at your command '
still leave unsatisfied. ' t - ilj j - ; -;
A PROPOSITION We loan money Ton furniture, pianos, horses,
wagons, etc., quickly, privately, and without publicity you can get the '
r money and keep the goods in your possession.
V -BE INDEPENDENT of asking favors of friends and forever being
under obligation to them, and pay cash for what, you buy and see what .'
a .mighty purchasing' power the dollar has. - You can save money by . v
opening an account with us Oar interests are mutual you want our s
money we want your business. . , .-
. ; - ; .'
IT IS EASY to borrow from us, .as you can have payments ar-,-arranged
to suit your convenience. If you now have a loan. -with, any :i
other company, and are not satis3ed, or want more money, we will let
you have it without delay," Let us explain to you our method end plan -of
loaning money "We tmake no advance charges of any kind. ' You f
get the amount asked for in full. . ., . - 1
WE HAVE THE MON.EY You want low Tates, small payments t
ana easy terms. uaiL write, or phone. - -. . . , :
Fidelity Loam Ca9
; - ROOM 38, MITCHELL LYNDE BUILDING.
.Phones V514. . New ,6011. Office Hours, 8 a. m.' to 8 p. m.
'' . .T ' n' "" ' Wednesday-Saturday 9 p. m.