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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1909.
A PUBLIC BEACH
Sum is to be Set Aside in Appropria
' 'f on Ordinance for Batfis
! V aj Seventh Street.
tract was about $500. The expenditure
of about $5,000 in improvements, from
the general fund of the city, had been
contemplated- for this year, but the
city is of course now relieved from
Adopt Filter SprclfiviitlimN.
The general specifications for the
proposed new filter plant were .for
mally adopted by the same vote as in
the committee ..pf the Whole session.
Alderman McNealy was absent, and
Aldermen Carse and Ell in wood voted
against the adoption of the specifica
tions. Alderman Blochlinger. in moving the
adoption of the resolution, stated that
several public sessions were held for
the consideration of the specifications,
and that they had been published, in
full. Every step, he stated, had been
taken , to give the peqple of the city
nientv of -AmtnrtiinirV to lie heard on
. ine.city next year win eniauusn .a )the subjectt and care had been taken
bathing beach , and public bath at , the to avoid the possibility of any charge
foot of Seventh street. A resolution of hasty action. There was no discus
was adopted by the city council last !sion of the Proposition before the vote
evening auinonzing mo seuniR asiui;
THE FILTER PLANS
General Specifications Are Formally
Acted on New Measure Affecting
. Pawn Brokers.
of $1'.C0 for this purpose in the next
annual appropriation ordinance. The
bathing beach, proposition has been
before the council for, about a year.
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, , , iT, ' "..... :amtnd the old regulations to require
lished in The Artrus. accompanied by , .
a suggestion that a public bath and a
t Itrqulre More Detail.
The city hereafter will require more
detail in the records of the pawn
brokers, second hand dealers, and junk
yards.' An ordinance was adopted to
bathing- beach would be a. valuable
thing for'Rock -Island. Alderman I lolz
hammer, who had just a short time be
fore been a" visitor at several cities u;j
the river where these "baths exist, took
up the proposition, and has been work
ing for the establishment of the beach
since then . While the sum of $1,000 Is
designated" 'n 'he resolution, it is
thought that thebtach can be estab
lished a a smaller cost, and it is prob
able that the actual appropriation will
be less thin $Ui00.
',- Im Denkiiimin I'nrk.
The clfy council last evening ndopt
ed the name of Denkmann park for
the new public square between Fifth
and Sixth avenues and Fourth - and
Fifth streets. The block was given to
the city by Mr! and Mrs. F. C. Denk
mann, and the park ha3 been named
in honor of the donors. The motion
to name the park, made by Alderman
Blochlinger, was adopted by a unani
mous vote of the council.
There is a considerable fill to be
made to bring the block-and ,the side-
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wuiks suuui i ue jj.uk u graue, ajix
steps to start this work were taken,
the council adopting a resolution mak
ing this .the dumping ground for. rub
bish from the streets and alleys. The
park will, of 'course, be placed in the
care of the park board.
, , - Ileliniuib Tnx.
The council fprmally adopted the res
olution acted on in committee of the
whole session, instructing the city at
torney to withdraw the answer of the
city In' the quo warranto suit against
Rock Island"over the annexation" of a
tract of South Rock Island. There
was no opposing vote on the report.
A resolution relinquishing claim on
the part of the city to the taxes ex
tended for Rock Island against the
property in this territory was adopted
at the suggestion of the city attorney.
"The city's portion of the taxes in this
that the dealers keep a record of every
article bought or-taken In pawn, in
cluding any numbers that may be on
the articles ; the amount of money
loaned or paid for the article; the
name and description of the " person
pawning or selling the goods, showing
Helpers' Circle of King's Daughters
. ; Launches Project for Another
- Institution.' -
IS NOT ONLY ONE
TO BE SHADOWED
Taylor Ridge Ground Hog
Meets Same Fate as
' Ground Hog.
HAS FUNDS FOR A START
Idea Is That There, Is Large Enough
. Field Proposition Will Be , Sub-
mitted to Doctors.
At;the meeting of the Helpers Cir
cle of the King's Daughters yesterday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. James
McNamara, on Twentieth street, a pro
ject for a new hospital ii Rock Island
was launched. The circle has some.
funds of its own', that would form the
nucleus of a fund to provide the city
with a new institution. The, circle es
tablished the Old Ladies home, and
while-, this project was abandoned be
cause of lack of patronage, the circle
still has the spirit to do some impor
tant work for the community.
Tliink ( XenU Tho.
The idea prevails that the city is
large enough to find need for another
hospital, and the members of the cir-
tralto ' soloist, was compelled ' to re-
spoiij to repeated encores. Miss Mar-
Ian Williama of Chicago, violinist, ac
companied by Miss Eleanor Scheib,
also of Chicago pleased very much,
find were also compiled to repeat
their numbers. Miss Williams and
Mis3 Scheib during their stay in the
tri-cities are , the ; guests - of Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Junge.
Mendelssohn ' Club Meeting. The
Mendelssohn club csih'posed of the ad
vanced pupils of MistL'Mae Cultoh,
gave a recital at her home, 909 Nino
teenth street. An interesting program
was well rendered, those participating
being Miss Dorothy Tremann, Mlss
Beulah 'Harris, Miss Maude Osborn,
Frank Martin,Mrs. S. C. Marshall and
Blanch Bleuer. ; (
Entertains for' Guests; Mrs. CL T
pugard at her home, 1218 Third ave
nue, entertained, the bridge club, of
which she is a member, yesterday a f-
terdooh in honor of her guests, Mrs.
J. J. Worker and Miss Worker cf
Chicago. A pleasant afternoon was
spent 9i the card tables and refresh- interest was manifested throughout
age, nationality, complexion, color of tie will submit the matter to the peo
hair and eyes, and -as near as possible ll'le of the city, and particularly to the
Central Trust &
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
' H. E. CASTEEL, Pres.
M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres.
' H. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
physicians and surgeons, with a view
to determining the general opinion as
I to the field for another-hospital. As
has been stated, the circle's funds
would form a handsome foundation for
an undertaking or this character,
should it be decided that there is a
the height and weight, and residence.
Also the amount of interest and the
lime the loan is due. The information
must be recorded at once, and a copy
must be sent to the chief of police be
fore noon the day following. Purchase
from minors is forbidden, unless the
written consent of the minor's parents field for a second hospital
or guardian is given.
ComeM l'p Next Week.
The saloon limitation ordinance did
not coriie up for adoption, some of the
aldermen desiiing further time to con
sider the matter before voting ou the
ordinance. Alderman Tuckis. who , is
backing the measure .in the council.
states that he will bring it up for a
vote net Monday evening, however.
Alderman Smith inquired what had
become Of the nronosed new regula
tions of automobiles, which were sug- TRANSFERRED FROM DEERE
g stud .some time ago. The proposed
ordinance is to fix stiff penalties for
violation of speed limits in the city.
The ordinance, it was stated, will bo.
submitted at the next meeting.
The Forty-second street grade ordi
nance' was laid over for anotner meet
ing. This ordinance proposes to es
tablish a grade of 10 per cent on Forty-
second street, between Ninth and
CHANGE IN AGENTS
Rock Island Plow Company Will Have
Southwest Territory for Root
v - & Vandervoort.
Has Been Handled Heretofore by Kan
sas City Branch of Moline Plants-
Get New Patents.
1,000 PER FOOT
STRANGERS 'LURK ABOUT
Country Life Commission Gets in-. It?
Work, Introducing a New Angle
at Annual Session.
Taylor Ridge, Feb. 2. (Special.)
Ground Hog day was cele
brated here today by the mem
bers of the society, as has been
their custom for many years and much
nients were served.--
Coffee and Musical. The ladies of
t,he Visitation guild will give a coffeo
at the home of Mrs. M. J. Murphy,
2210 Seventh avenue, Friday after
noon, for, the benefit of the villa. A
feature of the afternoon's entertain
ment will be a program of musical num
Humane Society Auxiliary to Meet.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Rock Is
land County Humane society will meet
tomorrow afternoon with Mrs. D. Col
lier, 712 Twelfth street, to sew.
Tri-City "500" Club. Mrs. M. Land-
auer at her home. Tl watting court.
will entertain the Tri-City "500" club
Hostess to "500" Club. The Rock
Island "500" club will be entertained
by Mrs. Mayer Rosenfield Friday af
Ladies to Give Card Party. The
Ladies' Militant will give a card party
tomorrow night at Odd Fellows hall.
the entire meeting. ' . "
Many visitors from the surrounding
country were present to enjoy tha
festivities of the occasion, and hear
D e part meat , S t or e
- W) fully
1 ; noted
ALBERT HUBER OUT
WITH HIS PETITION
Evidence of the advance in the
value of Second avenue real estate is
to be had in the transfer of their re
spective interests . in the prop
erty occupied by the. Crown res
taurant by Mrs. Hugh Curtis and Mrs
G. A. Price to their sister. Mrs. Arch
ibald Stephenson of Philadelphia
which has just been effected. The con
sideration fixed is $1.0U0 per front foot,
or $20,000 for the 20-foot frontage. It
may be stated that this is practically
the value of the unimproved ground
the building thereon bf?ing but a single
tory affair. Mr. Stephenson is now in
he city and It is possible that he may
make arrangements for. improvements.
REPORTS MAKING 151
CALLS IN JANUARY
"EVERY LITTLE BIT" ADDED
TO WHAT YOU'VE GOT
MAKES JUST A LITTLE
That's a good song' to keep
humming. Suppose you had
saved one dollar onl of every
five .you have made in the last
five years. It would be quite a
sum wouldn't it? Well, don't let
another "five years go by without
saving something from your in
' come. Open a savings account
at our bank, now!, A d611ar
starts' a savings account.
4 Interest Paid on
Sight Testing '
If you have nny trouble with
your eyes, difficulty In seeing '
distinctly or - reading , aching
eyes, tired eyes. If you suffer
from headache, or if your eyes
Inllame easily, call' and have Dr.
Myers examine ' them. We have
oil appllnnccs for careful exam
ination, and we grind the lenses
to ttt your eyes, in our own shop.
Myers Optical Co.
212 Safety Building, Rock island
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v rsiiing rMursc naa ousy mumnj
Working Under Direction of 14
Announcement was made by the
Root & Vandervoort Engineering com
pany of East Moline today that the
Rock Island Plow company is here
after to handle the sales of its gaso
line engines in the southwest terri
tory. The plow company will handle
this business through its new branch
at Oklahoma City, now under course
of construction, and through its other
branch houses in the southwest. This
territory has in the past been handled
by the John Deere Plow company of
Kansas City, a branch house of Deere
& Co., Moline.
Sales Manager Fuller of the East
Moline company states that the plant
has been working overtime for about
three months, and that the present in
dications are that it will continue to
enjoy a big business for some time to
In connection with the announce
ment of the change in representatives
in tire southwest, the Root & Vapder-
voort . company announces that it has
just patented a new cooling system.
This comprises a conical screen, sup
ported inside a shallow tank; and a
pump, The pump is piped up between
the tank and the lower jacket, and
there is a pipe connection from the
top of the cylinder head and the jacket
to a distributing pan at the top of the
screen. The system has been thor
oughly tested, and it said to have
proved very satisfactory. It is de
signed with a view to improved water
circulation, that makes it impossible
for the apparatus to be effected by ex
S. W. HEATH,
President of the, Taylor Ridge Ground
more of the science of ground hog-
ology as taught by this society, and
also to learn as early as possible the
greatest question to all nations' and of j
an times me weainer we are going 10
The president called the meeting to
order in his usual impressive manner
The committee to visit the ground hog
hole next year was appointed and all
routine business attended to, after
which the meeting was resolved into a
AlWert Huber today began the circu-1 committee of the whole for a social
lation of petition's' for the placing of I session, until the report was perfected
his name on the primary ballots as I by. the committee appointed last year
candidate for the democratic riomina-land who were then down on the bluffs
tion for city attorney. So far he has! of Mill creek honestly, carefully and
the field to himself, the only other as- faithfully attending to that important
pirant for the same office to declare I duty
himself being City Attorney J. v. At tne arternoon session tne presi
ter. who is seeking renomination. Mr. I dent delivered his annual address and
Seekina Place on Primary Ballot as
Candidate for Nomination for City
. .. t .. Attorney.
20 lbs for
Swebt navel oranges,
Fancy russet apples,
per peck '. . "
Fancy creamery butter,
per pound 32'
Choice dairy butter,
per pound...., 27'2
patrons of our. store
realize our assertions are
Our specials are always ,
for deep cuts; low
prices that are big values on
well known merchandise.
Here Are a Few
Calling your attention to our
Parisiana Corsets; long hip; me
dium bust; four wide lisle sup
porters; batiste; dainty ribbon
drawn; lace and taffeta bow;
heavily boned, for the small
price of. . 1.00 and $1.25
Paris Model Corset,'
a beauty, for 50
Dainty embroideries of all
widths, your choice,
per yard 12'
Ladies' and Gents Umbrellas,
some values up to $1.9S,
have your pick now for . . )S
Standard table oil cloth,
per yard.- , 15
Ladies' handbags, never sold
less than '75c, our
We are still selling the Amos
keag and Monitor Apron
Ginghams, per yard .......
Not a big store, but yours for bargains"
Horblit's Department Store,
1628 Second Avenue.
Huber is one of the best known of
the younger members of the Rock Is
land county bar. He has been a resi
dent of this city for 28 years and has
been practicing his profession 8 years.
He has for two years been secretary
of the Rock Island Business Men's
association, resigning recently.
TO STATE MEETING
Mrs. Belle Jones Elected to Go to Chi
cago as Representative of County
the committee on investigation made
Hear the Report.
Promptly at 1 o'clock p. m. the so
ciety reconvened to complete the
business that called them together on
this memorable day. The aged presi
dent, with an humble aspect, arose to
deliver his annual address and with
out any preliminary talk or excuses,
"Brother Ground Hogs: Each.Tecur-
ring ground hog day brings with it
more or less sadness, and as I look
over my audience I miss some old fa
miliar faces. They will not return
here, but they have left memories!
that: will ever be green to us they
here honest and true, the world is bet
ter for their having lived, and this
community has been vastly benefited
by their council and example.
"There have many things happened
since we met here last year with the
PHONE PLANT SOLO
Union Electric System is Bought in by
Representative of Bondhold
AUCTION PRKE IS $175,000
Only One Bid is Made to the Master-in-Chancery
Operations Are to Be
ceiling and walls of the drill room and .
the quarters on the second floor. All
the chairs in the armory have been
given a coat of paint and every thing
is "shipshape" as the navals express
WORK STOPPED TILL SPRING
Rock Island Southern Officers Change
The freejfe of the last few days led
the Rock Island Southern officials to
change th?ir mind about removing the
steani shovels to Gilchrist, there to
start work in grading the southern end
of the line. They have now concluded
it will be best to wait till spring.
Mrs. Belle Jones was selected at
meeting of the Rock Island County
Humane society last evening to rep
resent the society at a meeting of tho
state society which is to be held in
Chicago next Thursday. While thero I apparent object of benefiting the far
she will try to secure, a man to speak Imer. This is a farming community
in behalf of the society at some meet-1 with a big F. Practically all our in
ing to be held In this city in the near terest is in that line. Our ground hog
future. ,' I society was organized for the purpose
At the last meeting of the society, it of giving to this community the ear
was decided to appoint every member liest reliable data as to the weather
as a humane officer because of the I we would have that they might profit
fact that the regular officer who held thereby. Our theory on the ground
that position has resigned. Accord- hog has proven of vast benefit to the
ingly. there was no regular report I agriculturalist far beyond our fondest
The monthly meeting of the Visitin
Nurse association was held last even
ing at the quarters in the library
uuildmg. Miss Margaret Giles re
ported that during the past month
made 151 calls under 14 physicians as
ioltow: Drs.- Emily Wright, Carl
Uernhardi. Jr.. Emma Morgan. G. J,.
Eyfeter. J. C. Souders, E. Bradford. C
Carlton, W. D. Snively, B. F. Lach
ner, Louis- Ostrom, Eddy or Milan, A
E. Williams, G. G. Craig, Sr., and it
H. Dart. She has under her care "12
(Society news, written or -telephoned
to theasoclety editor of The Arg-us, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the senter
must be made k,mvn. to insure ' relia
bility." Written notices must, bear sig
nature and address. ; 4 ;.
Entertains for Guests. Misa Ger
trude, Etzel yesterday afternoon' ajid
evening delightfully entertained about
"5 of her young lady friends at a party
tor her cousin, Mrs. Gertrude Hahn
former patients,. 10 new ones, and of Uf beWitt; Iowa, and Miss Nora Kres3
this number 7 recovered, one was (lb-1 rtf Cameron Mo., who are- tmpsta at
missed, one was sent to St. Anthony'3
hospital, one sent to the county farru
and there are 12 remaining. She col
lected as fees $13.50. Donations were
received from the following: Helpers
circle of King's Daughters, Mesdamej
L. Simon. Ed Kohn. C. E. Sharpe, A.
Mosenfielder. M. M. Sturgeon, S. Tay
lor. F.' Heffner. D. T. Robinson, F.
Kohler, Dart.' Rogers, Charles Mo
Hugh. Wirt Taylor, H. D. Mack, Allan
Welch, Matthews, Schill, Sam Ran
som, M. E. Sweeney, Jarrett, George
Roth, Miss Ella Taylor, Dr. Ostrom,
A. J. Reiss and the Associated Char!
ties. . ' ' ' , .
the home of Miss Etzel and her aunt
Mrs.Marie Etzel. The afternoon was
spent jin games, and music,' and in n
content Miss Julia Simmons won first
prize and Miss Leona Ritz the booby
prize." Miss Lucy Wnlf of Davenport,
afforded much amusement during 'tho
afternoon by telling the fortunes ol
the young ladios present. At C q'clocit
a sumptuous four course supper was
served and the young ladies departed
at a late hour. ,
v Harmonie Concert Success. The
concert given last evening af the Tur
her Grand opera house, Davenport, by
The visiting nurse- association is 1 the .Harmonie club was most success-
still looking for an invalid's . wheel j f,ul 'A large crowd waft present an
chair. Anyone wishing to dispose of greatly enjoyed the chorus, numbers as
ore should notify Miss Margaret Gilej, rendered by the club and also the solo
the y.sitlng nurse. numbers. Miss Bergjolt Allrud, con-l
other than that submitted by those
who . had reported cases to the police
or who had caused arrests on their
own account. There was but one ar
rest made but there were a number
of cases where warnings were given.
The meeting, held at George C. Wen
ger's office, was very largely attended.
" New and; ,
We have a large stock of sec
ond hand school ' books, which
will save yon money; and we
take your old books. Have you
tried our 50,-cent fountain pens?
; COME TO US FOR YOUR
Geo. H. Kingsbury
Corner Third Avenue and Eigh
"One of the happenings since we
met here a year ago' and which has
astonished me, is 'that President
Roosevelt has appointed a. commission
to investigate the farmers and I am
told by members of our society that
there are suspicious characters prowl
ing around the ' village today and I
judge by the description of the men
that they are doubtless secret service
men. If tney are such they are here
either for the purpose of getting in
formation for the "commission to in
vestigate," noted above, or for the pur
pose of enrolling all of. us in the
Ananias club. We are perfectly will
ing to teach this "commission of in
vestigation" many things they don't
know and will do it cheerfully, but wo
don't want to be misrepresented, es
pecially by people that do not know
tne first principles of that which mak
les for happiness and profit on the
Modest la Clatmn.
"We do not pretend to know every
body's business better than , they do
themselves, and we are not sticking
our noses Into other people's affairs.
We simply claim that we are orthodox
in the science of ground hogology and
the substantial, results gained there
from is sufficient evidence of the cor
rectness of our theory.:
"In search of more knowledge of the
ground hog I made a pilgrimage to the
Mohawk valley,' New York, the origi
nal home of the ground hog. It was
(Continued on Page Six.)
The plant and equipment of' the
Union Electric Telephone & Telegraph
company was sold ihis afternoon at
auction at the court .house by the mas
ter in chancery, J. L. Haas. The plant
was bought in by the bondholders'
committee, represented by Chffrles S.
Bailey, Jr., an attorney from Harris
burg, Pa. His bid, which was the
only one submitted, was $175,000. Mv.
Bailey represents practically the same
interests, which controlled the com
pany in the past.
Will Continue Operation.
The plant has been in the hands of
receivers for some months. It was
given out this afternoon by representa
tives of the new control that the plant
will continue in operation, and con
templated improvements will be made!
It is understood that the new owners
will seek to secure a new franchise in
Moline, and if this is granted, an en
tirely' new equipment,' including the
automatic system, will be installed in
the three cities. It has been stated
that fully $500,00.0 is to be spent on
the 'contemplated, extensions and improvements.
Wants to Change Name.
Mrs. Eleanor Block has. filed a peti
tion in the circuit .court, asking per
mission to change her name to Mary
Eleanor Cool. Her marriage was re
cently dissolved by divorce proceed
ings instituted by her husband.
Long Time a Bachelor.
Andrew Sheeley, aged 9C, a bachelor
and one of the best known farmers of
1 Lake township. Muscatine county.
Iowa, died yesterday. He had been a
resident there since 1S44.
A meeting of democratic precinct
committeemen- and democrats general
ly is called at 8 o'clock Tuesday even
ing. Feb. 2, at Turner hall., to consider
matters of importance pertaining to
the welfare of the party.
BERT CORKEN. Chairman.
Ralph Lamont, secretary.
Sixth Ward Democrats.
The democrats of the Sixth1 ward
are to meet Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the
Twenty-sixth street hose house, at 8
p. m.. All voters .urged to attend. By
order of COMMITTEE.
RIVER CAPTAIN IS DEAD
George L. Short "Was Long at the
Wheel of the Lizzie Gardner.
Captain George Lyman Short,' one of
the best known of the river pilots on
the Mississippi river, died last week at
the state asylum of Wisconsin, where
he had been for treatment? but a week,
trying to secure relief from injuries
sustained in - an. accident about six
years ago. Captain Short was . best
known to the people of this vicinity
as the man at the wheel on the Lizzie
Gardner, and on this boat made some
of the best "time records on the upper
Tiver. - 7 .: - .
PREPARE FOR A BIG BALL
Members of Two Militia Organizations
Put Up Attractive Decorations.
. A. number of the members of the
naval reserves and Company A spent
last evening and, today' in cleaning up
the armory In preparation for' the
military, ball, which is to take placi
there Thursday- evening to celebrate
the re-opening of the remodeled. quar
ters of the two organizations,, A large
number of. flags and- pennants and
other -decorations ' were strung on the
Licensed to Wed.
Roy C. Putman .V. Muscatine
Hermina W. Dammann...'. .Muscatine
Emil Brasch '..if Rock Island
Elizabeth E. M. Nichols
i ...... . South Rock Island
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Never Fails to Restore
Grav Hair in Itsfttelnmi
Color and Deanty
No matter how long-tt has been gray
rT f 3 Ac A P-nnun. 1 1 A .
of healthy hair. Stops its falling out,
and positively removes Dan
druff. Keeps hair aoft and glossy. Re
fuse all substitutes. 2 times as much
in $1.00 as SO size Is Not a Dye. -4
$1 and 50c. bottles, at droealsts
Send 2c lor free book The Canef the Hair."
r O Fbilo Hay Spec Cou, Newark, N.J,
"J uMiina soap core lW7i
red, rouph and chapped bands, asd aU akin dta
"hism. Keep skia fine and aofC 2Sc drogvina.
Send 2c for trca bonk "TbaCaja. aCtba TSkia."
For Sale by T. Thomas and W. T
Hartz, Druggists. - A .: .