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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY. JANUARY 21. 1909.
REFORM LAWS' UP
Measures Introduced in Legislature
Calculated to Improve State
BERRY IS AUTHOR OF ONE
Another by the Administration Both
Results of Investigation Under
Springfield. 111., Jan. 21. Reforms of
the management of the 20 state penal,
corrective and charitable institutions
are aimed at in two bills introduced
yesterday in the senate and another
that Is due today. All of them are the
outcome of the various investigations
undertaken by the legislature during
the last year.
The result of an Inquiry made by a
committee of the senate Is a bill pre
pared by Its chairman, former Sena
tor Berry, which provides for a dual
management of all the Institutions, in
cluding the penitentiaries and reform
school, by a board of financial man
agers to look after the physical ad
ministration and a commission of char
ities to carry out the methods of cure
Hoard of Cuiuplrle Control.
Another bill drafted by the state
We have four cardinal prin
ciples in Our business:
Full Weight, .
Maybe the place where you
buy Isn't as particular on these
points as we are. Our custom
ers have a peculiar way of stick
lug by us, and you would too, tf
you tried our goods and our
ways look over the following
list and sec what you want, a big
saving on every item;
Blue Ribbon pastry Hour, 25
cent package 20c
Ralston health foods, 15
cent package 10c
Uncle Sam breakfast food,
25 cent package 29c
Pillsbury's vitos, 15 cent
Mother's Oats, 10 cent
package, 2 for 15c
Hominy grits, 15 cent
Blue Ribbon pancake flour,
3 packages 25c
Purina pancake flour, 3
Marquette maple and cane
-syrup, y gallon can 25c
Marquette maple and cane
syi'P, Vz gallon can...... 50c
Hclnz's large dill pickles,
per dozen 12c
Fancy bulk mince meat, per
Turc juice sweet cider,
per gallon ;.20c
All Goods Guaranteed
And don't forget to order some
of that Jones' Dairy Farm little
pork sausage or meat. We also
have Jones' buckwheat, hams
Our lino of fresh vegetables Is
complete. The ripe harvest
flavor comes to your table if you
buy vegetables of us. Wo are
prepared to keep them In fine
snaps' nothing like the northy
cooling room in the three cities.
We always have plenty of
strictly fresh eggs ;also a full
line of tho finest quality or
domestic and imported cheese,
and remember we have a full
line of Club House coffees, teas
and canned good the quality of
these goods leaves no room for
"Drop in or Phone."
"The Clean Store." '
SITTIG & STAHMER, Props.
Corner 17th street and 7th Ave.
, Rock Island, III.
New Phone 5864.. Old Phone 59.
board of charities which will be intro
duced today provides for a board of
complete control of all functions of the
Institutions. The board of charities,
increased to seven members, . is re
tained in an advisory capacity.
The board of charities measure,
which will be known as the adminis
tration bill, and the Berry bill are
alike in almost all their provisions.
The administration bill puts the in
stitutions under the authority of a
single board and the. Berry bill pro
vides two boards of independent pow
ers. The choice between these plans
or the combination of the two is up to
rrorlnloait of the Berry 11111.
The principal provisions of the Ber
ry bill are:
The governor shall appoint a board
of three members, to be known as the
board of financial managers of the
state charitable, penal and corrective
institutions, which shall have full fi
nancial and administrative control of
such institutions. The members shall
be appointed for a term of five years
at a salary of $5,000 a year and travel
ing expenses not exceeding $2,000.
One of the members shall be select
ed from the minority political party,
and none of the members shall hold
any other public office.
The board shall succeed and replace
all the boards of trustees and mana-
;ers now controlling such institutions.
Each institution shall be visited at
least once each quarter by a member
of the board, who will have power to
examine all records and methods of
management. The board shall confer
annually with the superintendents of
tho institutions on methods of management.
The state treasurer shall receive and
disburse all moneys appropriated to
the institutions or accruing therefrom.
The present board of charities shall
be continued under the title of "com
missioners of charities," with duties of
supervision of the curative and correc
tional methods employed in the institutions.
Inrluilrtl in Administration BUI.
The administration bill includes the
The state charitable, penal and cor
rective institutions shall be governed
by a board of three members appoint
ed by the governor and compensated
by a salary of $7,500 a year.
The present board of trustees are
abolished and the entire administra
tion of the institutions lodged in the
board of control, the fiuancial admin
istration being delegated to a fiscal su
pervisor employed by the board at a
salary of $10,000 a year.
For the purpose of visitation, inspec
tion and recommendation the present
board of charities is retained with its
advisory but not administrative duties.
All supplies for the institutions shall
be purchased under direction of a
board of estimate composed of the su
perintendents, the fiscal supervisor,
and a committee of the board of con
trol. Ankn a ConntMationul 1'onvrntlon.
Just before the adjournment of the
senate Mr. Curtis Introduced a resolu
tion framed by the Legislative Voters'
league urging the calling of a consti
tutional convention for the revision of
the state's present constitution.
The resolution recited the pressing
need of numerous amendments to the
scheme of government, "only one of
which may be submitted to the people
Fair tonight and Frlilny; alijthtly
rulilrr tonlKht. Willi lowrnt tempera
ture near the freezing point.
J. SI. SIIKHIKH, Local. Porecaater.
Teni pern lure at 7 a. in., 43; at 3 p. m
4.'. Maximum temperature in lafct 21
hour. 43; minimum, 36. Precipitation
In lnt St ho urn. trace. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. ni., 8 inllcit.
Jan. 21 In History.
1713 John Fitch, inventor of ttfc
steamboat, born In Windsor.
Conn.; died 179S.
1703 Louis XVI. of France guillotined
In Paris; born 1734.
1824 Thomas Jonathan Jackson
. ("Stonewall") born In Clarksburg,
W. Va.; died 1SG3.
1905 The United States assumed tem
porary protectorate of the repub
lic of Santo Domingo.
Sun sets 5, rises 7:14: moon sets
4:41 p. m.; moon's age 204 days; 7.-04
p. m., new moon In constellation Sag
ittarius with the sun, eastern time;
planet Mercury visible low In west
after sunset and for several days to
come; Bun's declination 19.8 degrees
south of celestial equator.
The Rexos roller rink.
Kerler & Co. jeae rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Don't fail to see the Rexos.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Real estate loans. John K. Scott.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Read Walker's real estate bargains.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
ing stamps. . ' .
Let Krell & ' Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue,
i H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 152C-1528 Fourth, ave
nue. ' .
Easy to buy', easy to try, the best
Another Cut-Another Slash - Goodhoes - No Trash
Deeper and deeper we cut into the already low prices, more determined than ever that every pair of of Shoes, Rubbers and Slippers will be closed out before
we move to our new store in the 300 BLOCK. Wc hold the knife and do our own cutting. No one to dictate to us. OUR LOSS IS OUR OWN.
Here arc some great bargains for women All Harry II. Grays' $4 and $4.50 Women's Shoes selling for $2.85
Think of it! Men's $5 shoes
selling for $3.95;
come and get them .... 3.95 1
Men's Eversticks going
at, only S9f
All Men's $4.50 shoes go
ing at, only 3.95
All Men's shoes go
ing at $3.45
All Men's $3.50 shoes go
ing at $2.85 and ...... 2.95
All Men's $3 shoes going
Men's $2 calfskin shoes
sel"ng for 1.48
Men's $2.50 shoes sell
ing for $1.95 and ..... 1.85
Men's $2.25 shoes sell
ins for 1.65
Boys' $1.73 school shoes :
seIlinK for 1.25
HERE IS A SNAP.
We have placed on sale aout
400 pairs of Women's $3 and
$3.50 shoes; broken sizes,
at per pair 950
One lot of Women's $3.50
shoes 'going at 1.39
All Women's $5 sh6es
eins at ....... 3.05
All Women's $3 shoes going
and - 2.65
All Women's $2.50
shoes going at 1.95
Women's $2 shoes going
Women's fur trimmed Ju-.
liets, in colors, for 690
Women's kid shoes, fleeced lin
ed, regular price $1.50,
eo'ng at 9'
Women's felt shoes,
going at .. 890
Boys' school shoes, sizes 2' to
S'fc. regular price $2,
sale price .. 1.48
Youths' school shoes, regular
$1.75 and $2 kind,
soiling for 1.39
. "Little Gents' $1.50 shoes,
- selling for..: 1.19
Women's rubbers, sell
ing 'or 49
selling for 390
Boys' $3 shoes going
Misses' school shoes, . regular
price $1.50 .sale
Child's shoes, sizes 8 to 11,
regular $1.25 grade,
Child's shoes, sizes 5 to S, regu
lar 85c and 90c, sale
Remember that this is not a job lot shoe sale everything goes with us. Wc hava a reason for this sale it's a good one. We are going to open a new
store, so former prices cut no figure with us. WE GIVE S. & II. GREEN TRADING STAMPS.
LAGE-WATERS SHOE COMPANY, 207 W. 2d St.
Over here or over there. Lage-Waters Shoe Co. will do business anywhere. We're doing business over there. Not Rock Island, BUT DAVENPORT
ARE GIVEN SEATS
Officers of Mayflower Camp R. N. of
A. Formally Assume Duties at In
' stallation at I. 0. 0. F. Hall.
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY HELD
Reck Island Council, R. and S. M., In
stalls Its New Executives for Year
at Masonic Temple.
Mayflower camp No. 101. R. N. A,
installed its officers who wore recently
elected to serve for this year, at a
meeting held at the Odd Fellows hall
last evening. After the ceremonies at
tendant upon the installation, which
were conducted by Mrs. Gertrude
Wyun, past oracle, luncheon was serv
ed and the remainder of tho evening
was spent in dancing. The officers
who were installed are as follows:
Oracle Bri.lget Ainsworth.
Vice Oiacle Mary Wells.
Past Oracle Gertrude Wynn.
Chancellor Hannah Seinseu.
Recorder Mamie Smith. y
Receiver Sadie Holdorf.
Marshal Amelia Grotegut.
Assistant Marshal Bertha Theus.
Inner Sentinel Sarah Kinner.
Outer Sentinel Mary Hetter.
Manager for Three Years Carolint
Physicians Drs. E. Bradford, Chat
les F. Freytag and Cora E. Reed.
Council Officers Sealed.
Rock Island Council No. 20, Roya'.
and Select Masters, installed their off
ccrs for the coming year at a meetin;;
held last evening at the Masonic tem
ple. The meeting was purely a .busi
ness one and nothing other than th-j
installation took place. The ceremon
ies were In charge of the retiring
thrice illustrious master, E. B. Kreis.
The officers installed are as follows:
Thrice Illustrious .Master H. A.
Deputy H. H. Cleveland.
Treasurer M. S. Heagy.
Recorder L. C. Dougherty.
Captain of the Guard R.J. Fuller
Conductor of the Council S. W. Col
lins. Steward A. E. Lamp.
Sentinel Ezra Wilcher.
THE ARGUS DAILY FASHION HINT
Ladies' Aid society and U'e ladies cif
Broadway Presbyterian church tomor
row afternoon at her home, 2111
Eighth avenue, at a coffee.
Smcdlcy-Orr. Friends of Ray W.
Smedloy of this city and Miss Alice
Orr of Hillsdale will be surprised and
pleased to hear of their marriage,
which took place at Galesburg Mon
day afternoon. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Mr. Van Pelt of
the Methodist church at his home.
Mr. Smedley is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
O. C. Smodley of 803 Fifteenth street,
and is employed at the Island City
Shoe store. They will make their
home in this city.
GRADERS TO SOON
STOP TILL SPRING
Frost Interferes With Movement of
Dirt on Rock Island Southern One
Shovel Laid Off.
MINK TURBAN, WITH BOA TO MATCH.
The three-piece fur set, comprising muff, neckpiece and hat to match,
is now an established vogue; and, beside the luxurious suggestion of., the
furry outfit, the jaunty fur toque, crushed down over soft waves of hair, is
most becoming. Fur bats, however, are seldom included iu the ready-to-buy
fur muff and neckpiece sets. The headgear must be built by a milliner
who matches the pelt, or may be made at home. It should not be difficult
to cover a buckram shape in the style pictured with fur. The circular
crown portion is first sewed frmly to the conical crown, stretching tho fur
smoothly over the shape. A strip of the fur, wide enough to turn in securely
is folded over the brim, and if there is not enough fur for the under side of
the brim a satin facing mr.y be sewed on. This turban is trimmed with small
animal heads and two uncurled ostrich feathers.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of Tlie A runs, will
be jrtxdly received anil published. Kut
In either ease the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices niust bear sig
nature and address.
wholesome, appetizing, breakfast is
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes.
Have you never seen a linen show
For a good, wholesome, cheap break
fast, always buy Mrs. Austin's pancake
flour. Your grocer has a fresh supply.
The funeral of Mrs. Bertha Morrison,
colored, of South Rock Island was held
yesterday afternoon from the McKln
ley Baptist church.' The services were
conducted by R. A. Broyles .assisted
by Rev. Mr. Penn of the African Meth
odist church and Rev. Mr. Wilkenson
of Moline. The Adah chapter of the
Eastern Star heid services, which were!
conducted by Worthy Patron H. E. j
Burrls, after which the choir of the
African Methodist church in Daven
port sang-several selections. Burial
took' place at Chippiannock cemetery.
The pallbearers were Clarence Tolli
ver, James Tolliver, William Taylor,
William Thompson, George Johnson,
and R. A. Harper.
CERTIFIES TO THE CHANGE
Northern Life Insurance Company Of-!
ficially Remove to Rock Island. I
Springfield, 411., Jan. 21. (Special.) I
The Northern Life Insurance com-'
pany of Chicago filed with the secr-vj
tary of state today a certificate - cf
Celebrate Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Baughman of 2501
Eighth-and-a-half avenue, were pleas
antly surprised at their home last eve
ning in honor of their 42nd wedding
anniversary, by about a dozen of their
lady friends of the Ladies of tho Grand
Army of flic Republic. Mrs. Baugh
man was presented with two pieces of
Haviland china. Refreshments were
served and a good time enjoyed.
Crumpton- Wieland. Rev. W. B.
Clemmer of the Memorial Christian
church last evening officiated at the
marriage of Miss Julia A. Wieland to
Calvin A. Crumpton, both of this city.
The ceremony took place at the home
of Mr. Clemmer, 1124 Fourth avenue.
They will-make their home at 4Hj
January Thimble Bee. The ladies of
the First Baptist church will hold their
January thimble bee tomorrow after
noon at the home of Miss Mary
Welch, 838 Twenty-first street. Miss
Welch will be assisted by Mrs. Steel
man, Mrs. A. J. Bullock and Mrs. H.
W. Reed. .. . " ;
Downey-Strawn. Dr. W. S. Marquis
at the parsonage ,x of the Broadway
Presbyterian church yesterday"" af
ternoon "officiated at the mar-
. rfage ot : Miss . Gertrude E. Strawn
and Thomas F. Downey, both of Dun
can, 111. They will make their home In
E. Q. V. Dance. The E. Q. V.
club has issued cards to a dancing
party to be given at Elks hall Wed
nesday evening, Feb. 19. Wrixon's or
chestra, will furnish the music. .
Will Entertain Ladies of Church.
Mrs. C. E. Sharpe will entertain the
Entertains for Guests. Miss Marion
McCandlcKs last evening at her homo.
92 Twenty-third street, entertainel
informally for her house guests, tho
Misses Caroline Ryon of Streator and
Helen Cru:nb of Rockford.
Miss Dorothy Chamberlin at her
home, 2215 Seventh avenue, Is enter
taining this afternoon for Mibses Ryon
Knights of Columbus Dance. The
Knights of Columbus, local No. Co.
held 'the second of their series of
dancing parties last evening at K. C.
hall. About 50 couples enjoyed the
dancing and refreshments were served
during the evening.
TO PAY $1,623,000 IN SILVER
Oil Attorney Plans Three Carloads of
Money to Meet Judgment.
Austin, Texas, Jan. 21. According
to a Waters-Pierce attorney here, the
judgment of $1,623,000, which was ob
tained by the state, will be paid in
silver dollars delivered at the state
treasury. The judgment and interest
will amount to almost 12,000,000. If
the amount is paid In silver dollars,
the money will weigh 101,425 pounds,
amounting to about three carloads,
and it will take an expert 40 days to
In another week work will bo stop
ped by the grading crews on the Rock
Island Southern. One steam shovel j
still' at work and making good pro
gress, but tho task of preparing thi
way for the big digging machine m
greatly hampered by the frost, aul
will now be given up till spring. Con
siderable work must yet he done io
make the track already down .ready for
the hauling of coal from Winchell.- if.
will also be possible to go ahead with
the completion of the trestle over Ed
wards river and this will be put in
shape for heavy traffic before spring.
Material for the electrifying of th'j
line has arrived and its installation
will be started shortly.
CANDIDATES FOR SENATOR
HOLD TO THEIR FOLLOWING
(Continued from Fage One.)
OLDEST ARMY MAN TO QUIT
Is Aged 75 and Has a Career Dating
from Fremont's Expedition. "
Burlington, Vt., Jan. 21. Dr. S. W.
Service of the 10th cavalry, selnor vet
erinarian, U. S. A., stationed at Fort
Ethan Allen, who has the distinction
of being the oldest man in the United
States army both in point of age and
service, has applied to the war depart
ment for retirement. , He is now 75
years old and has had a remarkable
career, starting his military life in the
Fremont expedition across the conti
nent in 1853.
tor, but by a majority of these who
signed. Another resolution pledging
their sun port to Hopkins to the last
There are conflicting statements as
to how many were present at this
caucus. The Hopkins people claim
there were CO present in person ani
that 70 signed the pledge, either in
person or through their friends. The
anti-Hopkins crowd claim that there
were not over 40 present at the con
ference, and that the number of signa
tures will not exceed 45 members f
In Hand of Drmorratn.
The democrats seemed to bold the
key to the situation. While Lee O'Neil
Browne, the leader of the democrats
in the house, stated last night that the
democrats would stick to String.M
there were other democrats of the be
lief that there would soon be a break
to some republican.
IN BEHALF OF CHILDREN
National Child Labor Committee Meet
ing at Chicago.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 21. Physical and
social evils growing out of the employ
ment of children as wage earners were
set for discussion when the 5th annual
conference of the National Child Iabor
committee opened today. One aim nf
the session is to induce congress tr
create a child labor bureau which shall
remedy evils now existing.
Dull Season Makes No Difference
sg (WE'RE STILL BUSY)
From all appearances we're doing about all the
tailoring business in town.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILD I WO.