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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 27. 1909.
a ARE APPROVED
Aldermen in Committee Session Pass
r..i o :rr--i: i -. it...
Proposed New Filter Plant.
ceived and referred to the street and
alley committee and al Jerman of tho
ward. 1 The areaway is heing vcon
ARE ' TO BE PUBLISHED
Will Appear in Full In Official News
"' papers, and Come Up for Formal
-. Adoption Monday Evening.
BOX RENTS ARE
TO BE HIGHER
Increase in Receipts of Office Causes
Change in Charges at Rock Island .
At the committee of the whole ses
sion of the city council the general
requirements or the cuy ior tne pro
posed . new filter plant on the river
front at the waterworks pumping sta
tion were approved, and they will be
submitted formally at the regular ses
sion of the council Monday evening for
formal action. The specifications will
be submitted in the form of a report
from the committee of the whole. Tho
public, TioWever.. Is to have an oppor
tunity to become famillar'-with the re
quirements as drawn up, for the coun
cil, on motion of Alderman .Smith, in
structed the mayor to have the entire
specifications published in the official .
papers of the city, and ihe printing I
committee to have 100 copies printed.
The specifications will appear in full j
in The Argus in a later issue "this
week. . '.'".!
Little Chang Made.
y There were no material changes
made in the original draft of the re
ouirements. The word superintendent
was substituted for engineer, the im
pression of some being that the latter
term meant city engineer, and the de
sire being to indicate the consulting
engineer or superintendent in charge
of the construction work for the ritv.
Alderman Ellinwood thought that
the city should at once employ a con
sulting engineer, but others pointed
out that a consulting engineer's ser
vices will not be. required until tho
different companies" submit plans and
specifications and bids. The council
will then have the advice of an ex
pert engineer in the subject of filtra
tion, who will be able to give advij-3
- am trt. th hoct rlfln onit tha tnAcf catic
factory proposition submitted.
.' Alderman Carse opposed the adop
tion of the specifications .on tho
ground that the city clerk had failed
to comply with the former resolution
instructing him to secure plans and
specifications from the different con
tractors. These were not to be sub
mitted, however, until the first meet
ing in March. Alderman Ellinwood op
posed the specifications for reasonj
wmcn did. not appear, although the
statement was made openly' that ht
acted because ,-of personal feelinsr
against the city engineer. Aldermen
Trefz and McNealy were absent. ;
, , To Bniid Areaway.
'A petition for permission to coiv
struct an areaway under the sidewalk
at 1C1C Second avenue, to accomm
date, the saloon located there, was re-
Under the postoffice department'reg
ulation, which fixes the rental for post
office boxes on the basis of the earn
ings of the office, the rents at the. Rock
Island office are to be increased be
ginning April 1. Notice of the increase
has been received by Postmaster H.
A. J. McDonald, and was sent out on
the examination of his records for the
.last year, when the receipts Were in
creased to SH2.52C.53. The rates by
the quarter are to be as follows:
Small boxes, $1, an increase of 25
dents; medium size boxes, $1.50, an in
crease of 50 cents; large boxes, S2, an
increase of 50 cents;' extra large,
boxes, $3, an increase of $1. The de
partment a year ago put in force an
order basing the rates on the gross re
ceipts of the offices. This makes the
rents here higher than in most cities
of : this size, as the office has gross
earnings far ahead of any city of its
size in this part of the country.
Committeemen of City Will .Name
; Chairman and Gathering 6! ;"
Voters Will Follow ; ;
CUTTING OF STONE
Assistant Secretary of Treasury Says
Government Can Not Make Re
Secretary C. F. Grantz of the Moline
Business Men's association has receiv
ed a' reply from the assistant secre
tary of the treasury department rela
tive to the requests from the three
cities that in the construction of the
postoffices in Rock Island and Moline
the treasury department have the stone
cut here, instead of elsewhere, and
shipped here. The assistant treasurei
states that the department cannot dis
criminate, and that it can concern
itself only to see that the work is all
done in a workmanlike manner, and
according to . the specifications. The
resolution adopted at the request of
the -stone cutters were forwarded to
J. K. Taylor, supervising architect of
the treasury department, and he refer
red the matter to the assistant sec
AT THE TURNER ' . HALL
Spring Campaign and Possible Candi
dates Will Be Subject for Discus-,
sion This Evening. "
I Herman.. Billik mailed yesterday, prov
led wasted postage today when an offi
cial notice was received that Billik's
sentence had been "commuted to life
Imprisonment.""; ' : : s r'
Chicago', " Jan. 27. Papers announc
ing the commutation: of ..Herman Bil-
lik'a sentence of death'td,life imprison
ment were mailed to Sheriff Strass-
heim fro; Springfield last night. De
lay in receiving them bad f caused the
sheriff to proceed with the prepara
tions for hanging Billik on Friday and
yesterday the invitations required by
law were sent to officials to witness
the execution. Pour times.; bef6re In
vitations , have' been issued for th,a
execution of the poisoner of Mrs. Mary
Vrzal. , . :
The democratic precinct committee
men of Rock Island a.re to meet nt,
7:30 this evening at the Turner, hail.
the p'5 naming acS ustana Debaters Are Exasperated
win lacucs ui Dtsinany nepresen-
man, and completing the organization
of the committee. The city committee
is composed of the same men who
compose the city representation on the
county comittee. County Chairman
C. J. Smith has called the meeting.
The session of the committee is to
be followed by a mass meeting of
democrats at the Turner hall at S
o'clock, for the purpose of discussing
the spring campaign. It is expected
that there will be a large attendance,
as interest in the municipal campaign
is warming up rapidly, and there are
already a number of candidacies an
nounced. Othera May Eater LJ"t.
Today, a boom developed fof.J. K.
Scott as a candidate for the nomina
tion for mayor on the republican
ticket. Mr. Scott has not announced
himself, but the movement seems to
be taking well ; among republicans.
Others! who have been mentioned as
candidates for the nomination are S.
J. Collins, C. J. Larkin and.W. H. Ed
wards. It is possible than one or moro
of those mentioned may be brought
out in the next few days. '
William Cochran has a petition out
for the democratic nomination for al
derman of the Fifth ward. '
, Do Not Endorae Gent. . .v.
The Third ward, republican club met
last evening, and the matter of giv
ing the club endorsement to the can
didacy of Judge W. H. Gest for re-
nomination for circuit judge was - dis
cussed. The club voted down a prop
osition to alter the by-laws to mako
possible the endorsement. ., i
atives Regarding Contest.
TWO QUESTIONS ARE REFUSED
Were Submitted by Rock Island Team,
and After Much Delay, Are Turned
Down Mist Decide or Quit.
iBlITETf : BROS.'n
TEA, COFFEE AND CROCKERY STORE,
We have the largest and best equipped Tea Store
in the Tri-Gties. .
Our great success is through the quality of goods
we-sell - ; ; ; . .; . - . ' --. . ' - y
Our Coffee 'we buy from the choicest picking and best quality, and is roasted fresh each week,,
which gives it a delightful taste that pleases all who give it a trial.
Our Teas are selected from the! choicest pickings, which gives it flavor.'
We carry a full line of Crockery, Granite,- Cut Glass, etc. We sell any of our premiums for
cash and give S. &H. stamps' with each cash purchase.
$6.00 WORTH OF
S. & H.' Green Trading Stamps
with each 50c can
BARTLETT BROS.' BAKING ;-POWDER.
The democratic precinct committee
men of the city of Rock Island are re
quested to meet at Turner hall at 7:30
Wednesday evening for the purpose of
electing a chairman and discharging
such other business as may seem
proper in view of the approaching cam
paign.- Democrats generally are in
vited- to meet at Turner hall at
o'clock the same evening.
C. J. SMITH,
; County Chairman.
As the .result of action taken last
night by the debaters chosen by
Augustana college to represent the
institution against Bethany college.
Lindsborg," Kan., the annual forensic
contest, which was scheduled to take
place here the latter part of the spring
term,; will probably be called off. The
action taken by the debaters amounts
practically to an ultimatum to Beth
cny college to either cease their dilly
dallying tactics or call off the debate.
Augustana submitted two questions
to the Kansas institution for approval
during the fall term, j The first ques'
tion submitted was rejected by Beth
any about December l, w hereupon a
second question was submitted. Afto."
a'delay of more than a month, a replj
was received yesterday also rejecting
this question. , The objection made by
I Bethany was that the question was too
broad and that they could not debate'
! it under the - present wording.
Will Submit 7io More.
As the time is now exceedingly lim
ited in which to hold a preliminary
contest and. then prepare for ' the
finals, the Augustana debaters decided
last night to return the question to
Bethany as it now stands with a re
fusal to submit a new one. The ques
tion under dispute reads as follows:
PfcnlvfH rThn Inrliviiliinlicm te tho
Rock Island Brewing Company Build- chief Force that operates m our
ina at Silvis is Food lor the Country's Industrial anJ.. Economic
I Progress." ,
-v-v-i r James. I The question is purely an economic
and sociological one, in which depart
ments AueuBtana is acknowledged to I
LOSS IS ABOUT $10,000 be exceptionally strong. It is supposed
that Bethany is timid about meeting
Augustana on these grounds. Accord
ing to the action of the local debaters
last, night, Bethany is(given one , week
in which to reply. If the debate is
called off, it will probably' mean the
end of inter-collegiate debates be
tween the two institutions.
$5.00 WORTH OF
S. & H. Green Trading Stamps with
each pound of -
20 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound
14 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound
10 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound
' 25c Coffee. t
10 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound
bottle extract at 20c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one can
spice at 10c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one pound
box soda al 10c.
stamps with seven bars
laundry soap, 25c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one 3-lo
box laundry starch, 25c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one bottle
olives at 25c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one bottl-;
stuffed olives 25c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one bottle
tomato catsup at 25c.
4 .S. & H. stamps with one can
Gibson's soap polish, 10c.
4 S. & H. stamps with one can;
dry ammonia, 10c.:
4 S. & H. stamps with one pound
corn starch, 10c.
4 S. & If. stamps with one box
4 S. & H. stamps with six boxes
Bartlett Bros.' Tea, Coffee & Crockery Store,
1818-1820 Third Avenue. v Rock Island, III.
FIRE TOOK SALOON
LOOK FOR THE SIGN
READS WE GIVE
S. & H." Green
And always ask for them when
making cash purchases.
Present this coupon at either market whereup
on making a purchase of 50 cents or more . you
will receive ten (10) fS & H." stamps' in addi
tion to those which ordinarily go with the pur
chase. Good until March 1.
1818-1820 Third Avenue.
S. & H." Stamps Given Free You Must Ask for Them
Blaze Started in Basement of Place
Occupied by Fred Hansen, Pos
sibly by. Incendiary.
H. R. BATTLES & CO.
; A Dollar is a Hundred Cents.
YOU CANT MAKE. IT ANY MORE, AND THERE IS ONLY ONE
WAY TO STRETCH IT. BUY WHERE YOUR MONEY BUYS THE
MOST. NOT SIMPLY IN QUANTITY, UUT THE MOST IN QUAL
ITY. ' ' , '
WE DONT CLAIM ANY SPECIAL MERIT BUT WE DO CLAIM
THAT WE ARE SELLING EATABLES DOWN TO A ROCK BOTTOM
BASIS. WE THROW IN COURTESY, GOOD MEASURE AND FAIR
IF YOU LIKETHAT WAY OF DOING BUSINESS, GIVE US
YOUR ORDER. .
Thursday and Friday
5c a qt.
The building in Silvis occupied by
Fred Hansen's saloon, was destroyed
jy fire during last night and the total
ioss will reach $10,000. The building,
located on First avenue between
Eighth and Ninth streets, was owned
by the Rock Island Brewing company,
and was built but two years ago.
The fire started in the basement and
was well -under way before it was dis
covered. A number of men were en
gaged In playing cards in the saloon
when suddenly a cloud of smoke burst
into the room. The Silvis volun
teer firemen were soon at work with
buckets and chemicals but they wera
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be srladly received and published. Rut
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address. ' -.
Silver Circle Entertained. The Sil
ver circle of the First Methodist
church was entertained last evening
at the home of Miss - Jennie Acker-
mann 421 Fourth street. Miss Blanch
lelpless until the fire department of skallfW was chosen to fill the
the Silvis shops came to their aid and Vacancv as .secretary and Miss Alice
by laying over 1,500 feet of hose sus
ceeded in getting a stream of water
at work on the fire. '
Nearly Complete Lom. ' : " :
It was seen at once that the saloon
building was doomed and the principal
efforts of the fire fighters were direct-
?d towards saving the surrounding
buildings. From 11 o'clock last night
until 5 o'clock this morning the fight
was continued until the fire .was fin
ally conquered and the pther, buildings
Qulnlan was chosen to fill the vacancy
as the vice president. A short pro
gram was given by Miss Marion Haz
ard, Miss Jennie Ackermann, Miss Jen
nie Johnson, Miss Mabel Smutz and
i Misses Holcombe and Foote. The hos
tess served a nice lunch during the
evening. . r . ' - '
A Pleasant Surprise. A number of
Mrs. Redebaugh's friends gathered at
her home at 927 Twenty-second street,
classic represented by Handel and the
romantic represented by Weber and
Spohr. The paper will be on the sub
ect "Modern Opera, Italian and Ger
man Contrasted." The program will
be given by M Iss Selma Strolley,
violinist and Mrs. Applequist, vocalist.
Jepson-Moody. Rev. G. H. Sher-
wood.at the rectory of Trinity Epis
copal church .this afternoon at 1
o'clock, officiated at the marriage of
Miss Sarah Elizabeth Moody to An
drew Jepson, both of Clinton; They
were accompanied by Miss Metza Jep
son. : Mr. Jepson is a prominent grocer
of Clinton, and he and his bride will
reside in that city.
Program for Coffee. The following
program will be given Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock at a coffee at the
First Baptist church under the aus
pices of the W C. T. U.:
Violin Solo Ruth Johnson.
Recitation Alva Wagstaff;
Solo Alice Journey.
Reading Mrs. W. A. Lovett.
Solo Mrs. A. E. Williams.
Reading Fern McGranahan.
Assisted at Wedding Anniversary.
Dr. . and Mrs. B.- E. Jones returned
home' Iast evening from Springfield.
where Monday evening they assisted
at a " brilliant reception in honor of
the' 20th anniversary of the wedding
of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Jones of that
city. The affair was attended by about
250 guests and was one of the most
SEVEN 5c SACKS
. TABLE SALT
- , CANNED FRUIT
30ccans Californa yellow
" free stone peaches, put 'iip In . i
heavy syrup," a can . . : 23c
'25c cans fancy large-egg ':' .
plums In heavy syrup, a r
can . , . . . .'. . . ; . :...t 'If ,19c T
25c cans- Californa . apricots
". In syrup, a can ... . ...... k ..I 17c
. Oakdale yellow peaches, .-: '-
while they last, a can, , , t .,1 3c
. 35c cans Hawaiian sliced
pineapple, very fine. T' 28c
'" PANCAKE FLOUR. '
. Your choice" of the following1
'. prepared Pancake Flour: '. .
Per package ' , ,9c
- Three packages for .... . . . .. 25c
i O. P. T., Uncle Jerry's, Acme,
i Blue nibbon, and Mrs. Austin.
f. . Remember, you can ' have an
easy breakfast with any of the
above. : - . v-
Quaker Corn Flakes, per
- package ; 9c
. Grape Nuts.per package . . 12c
"Wheat Berries, per pack- '. .
age . ... . . . .1. .V.. ........ . 9c
Farina, per package . . : .... 9c -
Three packages for , '. . 25c ;
; BOTTLED GOODS.
', Curtis Bros.' Jams, finest
made, all varieties, this sale, V
per. jar 22c
25c Monarch cocktail cat
1 15c Bishop. chill sauce ..... 12c
j crackers: ?
Three 5-lb. packages Uneeda ;
Biscuit for 10c
C packages Milk Biscuit ... I 25c
Z packages Iten's Oatmeal . .,25c
3 packages Social Teas . . .'.'25c
3 packages Five' O'clock ' "
Teas ......... . : . i . . . . ; K . . . 25c
t m . k t-miKW mi. lit: m.n miu an ui. lut. ui
were saved. The first, floor, of. the I MnnrTw affprnnon in hid W farewell. .
, . .ui ,u i-- - . . i 'luruiiant recepiions oi ine strasuu.
saloon building fell into the basement la8 she and her family will soon move! . V : j
and the second floor nearlyJTCIlowed. I to Buda," HI. '.After a "three, course j Olson -Anderson. Miss Grace Mar
The third floor was badly burned and hunch was served, Mrs. Stamard pre-jietta Anderson and C. R- Olson, both
SIGNS OF SPRING
Nearly Everything Save the Robin Ap-
. pears .to Have Proclaimed
- :New Season.
ICE ALL GONE AND FROST OUT
Old (Timer. - However,, Look for
Trouble "-After the 'Change in the;
,7. ; Moon -Tomorrow.
If this be not spring it is a pretty
fair . imitation of tne same. Nearly
two weeks of mild weather has had its
effect. Nearly, a foot of ice in 'the
Mississippi has" broken up and gone
out, the crust breaking away at Mus
catine yesterday and the channel be
ing practically open now from some
where above Clinton down. On Rock
river the Ice has also moved out.
Flocks of ducks have been noticed in
this vicinity. . Frost is out "of the
ground in many places and the earth
is beginning to become firm. Sap is
coming up in several varities of tree3.
' ; Blrda Are Joyful.
Tho" sparrows make a noise like
spring these, mornings. and the song
of a "phebe" bird has heen'-heard.
Possibly the robin has . been,' around
also, but so far nobody has . reported
seeing him. Ice dealers'who have-not
completed their harvest, are 'beginning
to experience their ann.ua! doubt to
whether they will ever belable'tajio
so. ;: - - ' .' -iz-Iv-
But the old" timers is looking wise.
Watch for things to start happening
after the moon changes tomorrow,, he
Headaches and Neuralgia from -Colds.
Laxative Bromo Quinine, thewoYld.
wide cold and grip' remedy, removes
cause. Call ror full name. Look for
signature E. W. Grove. 25c.
A Generous , O if t: - :. V
Trofessor Munyon has just . isuod. a
most beautiful, useful and complete Til
inanac. It contains not on!r all the wi-
' t-ntitic information concerning the moon's
phases, in all the latitudes, but ha il-
. iustratod articles on how to read char
acter by phrenology, palmistry and birth
month. It also teils all about card read
ing, birth stones and their meaning,' and
gives the interpretation of dreams. . It
teaches beauty culture, manicuring,
gives weights' and measures and antidote
tor poison. In fact, it is a Magazine Al
manac, that not only gives valuable in
formation, but will afford much amuse
ment for every member of the family,
especially for parties and evening enter
tainments. Farmers and people in-the
. rural districts will find this. Almanac al
It will be sent to anyone absolutely
' free on application to thi Munyon Rem
edy Company, Philadelphia, Pa. -. ;
the loss is practically complete.
The insurance will probably cover
lie entire loss. The bar fixtures: were
insured for $2,000. Just how -mica
was lost by the roomers .who lived
in the second and third floors of. the
building is not known. .It "fs believed
that the fire was of incendiary origin,
as a like attempt has made on another
saloon building recently. ' '., . .
sented the hostess with a dozen sher
bert glasses in behalf of her friends.
The affair was very pleasant and many
kind wishes will follow' Mrs. Rede-
baugh. ' '.'.r."'. '..
of ; Cambridge, were married this
morning at 11 o'clock In the parlors
of the Harper house by Rev. C-A.
Moore of the Edwards Congregational
church Davenport. A wedding break
fast was served following the' cere
mony. ' . ; ,
T. H. G. Meets. The f. H. G. club
was entertained last evening by Miss
Bertha Herman, .2735 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, where the final arrangements
were made for the dancing party to
be given by the members of the club
Benefit Card Party. The ladies . of
the Sacred Heart church will give a
card party for the.' benefit of the
church debt tomorrow, afternoon at the
Sarrnd Wartf hall. Twentv-eiehth
ADMITS HE IS HARRY JONES street and . Fifth-and-a-half avenue.
" I Cinch will be the game played and the
Muscatine Prisoner, However, Denies I prizes which are given by Mayor H. C.
murocr or van winnies. , , iSchaffer, Mayor ;,. George Scott oi
Sheriff Benham reached Muscatine I Davenport. Mayor .Andrew Olson of
early this morning from Wellington, I Moline and Dr. Taylor, of the Water
Kan.; with the prisoner arrested: theraltown asylum, are very pretty,
on suspicion of being Harry Jones, I . . ..' . - ' . ,
wanted for - the murder of Mr. and I ; Dauahtera ' of Isabella Partv. The
Mrs. William VanWinkle at Fairport Daughters of Isabella will give a card
f wo years ago. When brought Into theDarty and dance at K. C. hall Friday! at their hall In the Math building.
city the prisoner, admitted that he was I evening. Refreshments will be served j Following the business session refresh-
Harry yjones nut stouuy aeniea . mat I durinc the evenine and music will belments were served by the ladies and
ie naa committea muraer. , I furnished by Wrixon s orchestra. - la pleasant social hour passed.
NOTICE IS DULY RtCEIVtD Etude 8tudy Club.-The Etude club Ladies' Aid Coffee-The Ladies Aid
will hold a study meeting tomorrow I society of the First Methodist church
Governor Acta, and Hanging of Billik afternoon at the home of Mrs. Edward! will hold the January .coffee Friday
' Will Not Take Place. . Applequist, 907 Thirtieth street. -The I afternoon at -the borne of Mrs. C. E.
Chicago, Jan. 27. Sheriff tStrass- modern opera will be studied, theNicholas, 2907 Seventh avenne.
tomorrow, evening at Woodmen hall in
South Rock Island. " - -
Woodmen Have Initiation. The
Woodmen of the .World . and "the
woodmen circle No. 27 initiated . a
large class of candidates last evening
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M More nverts.
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