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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 8. 1909.
GET PAPERS IN
T day is Final. Day for Filing Petitions
and Battle Lines Are
DEMOCRATS HAVE A TIGKET
Committee Prepares to Have Full List
for Voter: F. W. Blochlinger is
at the Head.
Today is the last day for tin filing
or petitions by candidates who desire
to have their names appear on the pri
mary ba'lot at the city primary elec
tion, and numerous new. candidates
have filed their papers with City Cler;;
M. T. Rudgren. Henry Carse, Mayor
II. C. Srhaffcr raid J. K. Scott have all
filed papers for the republican Humi
liation for major.
The democratic nominees for whom
petitions have been filed in accordance
with the decision of the city commit
tee last week, to present a full list of
names at Hie primary a protection
against the possible nomination of un
desirable candidates, are as follows:
Mayor Frank V. Blochlingcr.
City Clerk Ralph W. Lamont.
City Attorney Albert Hubcr.
City Treasurer Morris S.- Heagy.
Police Magistrate Charles .1. Smith.
Assistant Supervisors Iloury Kin
ner, Charles r.leuer, James Davis and
Assessor John C. Auld.
Collector p.ivid Bis winger.
1 Justices o? the Peace Ferdinand
Nathbauer, Oscar Wahliuid, John Mc
Shane, Stephen StaJer and William
Constables. Mike Min'z, Ilenrv
Heiick, William Eckermann, Henry
Enmel and George Christ ianson.
The aldermanic candidates for the
democratic nominations are as fol
lows: First ward, John Hoizhamm r;
second ward, C. L. Spcckhart; third
ward, S. A. LtVnnwny; fourth war J.
Henry J. Frick; fifth ward. William
Trefz anil William Cochran; sixth
ward, P. F. Meenan.
Petitions have been filed as follows
by the republican candidates:
Mayor H. C. Schaffer, J. K. Scolt
and Henry Carse.
City Clerk M. T. Rudsren.
City Attorney J. F. Witter.
City Treasurer C. F. Channon.
Police Magistrate G. Albert John
son, Clarence J. Scbroeder,- Frank
Aldermen First ward, O. T. Apple;
Second ward. August I'tUe; Thirl
ward, L. L. Hance and J. C. Simser;
1 E. B. KRE1S. ' ;
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IS IN NEW HANDS
Robert Faries of Decatur and H.
Kuhner Buy , Up Control, and
Reopen the Factory.
H. B, Kuhner, president of the Kuh
ner Engine & Machine company, and
Robert Faries, who has been associa
ted with the Faries Manufacturing
company of Decatur, have secured the
entire control of the Kuhner company's
business, and will reorganize the com
pany and conduct the business along
the same lines as in the past. The
plant will be extended, and more at
tention will be devoted to the manufac
ture of the Kuhner gasoline engines.
For the present Edward Kuhner and
Guy Harkness will assume charge of
the business for the new owners. The
plant will be reopened tomorrow.
that he docs not make a profit
Named ?s Sscretary of Rock Island
Mutual Cui'.ding &. Loan Associa
tion After 22 Years Faith
" ful Service.
Fifth ward, Charles Schcnobrecker;
Sixth ward, 12. W. Lewis. Martin Mc
Ncaly and Frank J. Hcinkc; Seventh
ward, William .Moody and Charles
The socialists have tiled petitions
for various candidates, as heretofore
E. J. Eastman and P. .1. Heverlinj;
filed primary petitions for constable and
John Noftsker for collector with Secre
tary Hance of the republican city com
mittee tbii morning.
CURED IN ONE
Mnn.ron's OoH Remedy rMiovn tTi
lund, Ihi'iiit ni.il 'unn almost Imineiliute
ly. t'hscki Fever, slr.pn I i-i.;liaik:c .f
the n :13c, taks away i.ll artu an.l rnliis
cnitsi-l ly folds. It currs tjrip nnl nl
tinnto t'o:g!ij aud prevents r:itumo:ii:i.
I'l W 25c.
ll.tvo jr.n ri;T or fTVi!Irn joints, ni ni:t
tT liow rliroii'e? Ask .vru- lirnpist f.ir
Mtinyon'd Kliounint ism i;cni''il- nid fco
lio'v iulfk'.y ynn v ill lt omit"!.
If yon l:nvc nny l.l'Iny or Mafl'lcr tvou
l.ir. srt liiiiyon' v iilu.-y l;-!iK'l.r.
Mnnj'on'a Vltalixr mitkM v-aU nio!i
m? nn'l i f'ir." lost p.vjri.
Munyon'n MaKnxIne Almannc nmt free
"OI!W .IIIU COitUT,
J. M. Mir.llllCIt, l.ovu
Kntn. lurnitiK to imn, nnil folder lo
iljAl't, with !!- lovvst -iiiiTXtlnre
niirrt so dfitrrfH nir t Tumin, , the same kind of sotio is not served
i. . . . . .
Mirriar Klttllsru ICiplnlns.
Sheriff Kittilsen was interviewed by
a representative of The Argus on the
subject, and in speaking of the condi
tions in Chicago he said that he had
been informed that one sheriff a few
years ago in Cook county said he was
making $u'5.O0O a year out of the boanl
of prisoners. "Why, in Chicago fhey
can feed the prisoners for almost noth
ing. They get a half a laaf of hard,
dry bread, a cup of water, and some
black, unsweetened coffee." This tal
lies with a part of the statement of
the Citizens' association. Speaking af
the food served in the county jail here.
Sheriff Kittilsen said: "I do not know
what the actual cost of tlic food I give
Hie prisoners is. It varies, but in Chi
cago no such meals as are being serv
ed in the Rock Island county jail are
served. Prisoners here are given a
light meal for breakfast, with bread
and molasses and coffee, and for those
who want it there are vegetables and
a little heavier food-. For dinner every
man gets a half pound of meat, wi'h
extras on Friday and Sunday in the
way of pork and beans on Friday and
pot roast and gravy on Sunday. Each
man gets a quart of good soup, and
visors here immediately take up th.?i
question, secure a legal opinion, an-l
take steps to entirely alter the system
in vogue. The county clearly should
not pay more to the sheriff than the
actual cost of the boarding of prison
ers.. Either tho shot iff s'lould submit
vouchers to show this cost, or the al
lowance of 40 cents a day should be
done away with, and the purchase of
lEupplies should be placed in the hands
of a competant committee of the board
Possibly the ruling that the sheriff
shall not receive more than his salary,
and must turn all fees into the county
treasury,, has a bearing on tho livery
hire given the s'.icriff by tha super
visors. The board has been in th3
habit of allowing a goodly sum each
year under this heading, and Sheriff
Kittilsen is given $300 a year for this
purpose. If he spends less than tlv;
$500. he keeps' the balance, and if he
needs moro than the he pays it.
No accounting is made to the couniy
for the money. The allowanes has in
the past been $7w, but the board cut
the figure down for Sheriff Kittilsen. j
PHIL MILLER IS
MADE A DEPUTY
Is Appointed by Sheriff Kittilsen, and
Files Oath With Clerk and As
Phil Miller lias been appointed a
deputy sheriff by Sheriff Kittilsen. H'3
has taken on the authority conferred
by the sheriff, and has duly filed his
oath in the' county clerk's office.
with liigb cnxt or
T':i!ersit lire :it 7 a. in.. 31; nt 3 p. in..
20. .Mavimtim li-nipomt lire in lit SI
linens ;MS; Minimum. -l-lly of
Mluil nt 7 n. in- it mile jxt hour. Stnse
of alrr, S.tl fort, n full of .1 foot iu lant
IS ho urn, !rvcI)il:i!ioii. none.
Feb. 8 In History.
1723 Peter tho Great. Russian reform
er and Ideal monarch, died; born
x' 1C72. Peter I. of Russia foundet!
1820 Wi!li:iu Tecumseb Sherman.
American soldier, born in Lancas
ter, O.; died 1S01.
lOOl Outbreak of hostilities between
i Russia and Japan.
1003 A pact revising and amending
the convention of Jan. 20, 1003.
betwwn the United States and
Santo Domingo signed at Santo
ASTRONOMICAL . EVENTS.
Mm sets rises (:m; moon rises
8:S9 p. ni.; moon's ago IS days.
SHOULD PAY NO
(Continued frwm Page One.)
LIABLE 10 NfiKE MIST.
It's a great mistake to have a day dream around the business end of a
mule. It's also very foolish to worry about where you arc going to get a
few dollars to tide you over some temporary embarrassment, when we are
so near at hand. If you come and sea us, we'll prove it to you. It's very
simple you consult your doctor when illyour lawyer when in need of legal
advice and your grocer and butcher when you are hungry. Why not us
when yon need money? .
It's our business to loan money, in amounts from $10 upward, and w?
have a system that all patrons like. You can arrange to repay us on terms
'.that will suit YOUR circumstance a little at a time. Call today and see
lis we'll be pleased to talk the matter over with you. You will be cour
teously received and treated 'whether you borrow or not. . -''" ...
4 V: FIDELITY XO AN: 'GO.:.:-":
"v. Room 38, Mitchell & Lynde Building, ROCK ISLAND. ; ;
Old-phone West 514; new phone COIL Office hours: S a. m, to C p. to.
' " --- -Wednesday and Saturday, 9 p. m.
two days in succession. It is a good
nourishing soup. Then all prisoners
are given plenty of bread, and besides
potatoes one or two other vegetables
are served, and the men get good cof
fee. The supper is another light meal,
and the prisoners are given "leftovers"
from dinner. The vegetables and
meats are worked up into a good meal.
Prisoners who have been frequently
in jail have told me that they nevr
have seen a jail where such a good
bill of fare was provided as here."
t ook. UHiciat Huns Store.
One condition that the Citizens' as
sociation takes occasion to criticize
severely in Chicago is not to be found
here. The Cook county sheriiT permits
to be operated in the jail a veritable
store, and coffee, rolls and various
other supplies are sold to the pris
oners. It is charged that the store is
operated by a relative of the sheriif,
and a man who has been in his employ
in different capacities. It is charged
that this store makes a profit of not
less than $15 a day on coffee alon-?,
the quality of the beverage sold bcin.-j
superior to that of the stuff served '.)?
the sheriff with the meals. And jail
trusties do the peddling of the store
supplies through the jail.
The report relative to the Cook
MORE THAN C0ST!roullty ins,itutio declares that it ia
the duty oi tno county Doara to pui an
end to the waste of public funds aris
ing from the profit which the sheriT
is making out of the dieting of jut!
It concludes as follows:
"As matters stand the county board
is plainly a party to the sheriff's vio
lation of the law. It is undeniably the
right and the business of the county
board to be informed as to the exact
cost of the food served to the pris
oners. It has no legal right to pay
a cent more than this actual cost and
oversteps th.3 law when it does pay
more. Unless it approves the sheriff's
bills that official cannot collect them
"The county board should at onsf
ask the legislature to amend the law
so as to place the dieting of prisoners
In its hands, as the system of 'farming
out' the feeding of the prisoners to th.
sheriff is essentially vicious. It :s
hardly conceivable, tinder the circum
stances' that the legislature would re
fiiso to comply with such a request.
Meanwhile the hoard should placo It
purchasing department at the. disposal
of the sheriff, with the suggestion that
ho make requisition on the superln
tendent of public service for food sup
plies as needed, ju?t as he now does
for clothing, bedding, etc,, for the pris
Adtiara Snit to Ilecovrr.
"In case tin sheriff persists in tak
ing advantg? of a technically to raake
an illegal proQt at the expense of the
taxpayers the county board should in
stitute suit against him and his bonds
men to recover the amounts that have
been paid hinr during his term of of
fice,, over and above the actual cost
of feeding tho prisoners. The courts
have held that a county can recover
any excess of compensation paid
county official over and above what is
legally due him. It the present salary
of the sheriff is too small the county
board should ask the legislature to
Should Be. Investigated.
The disclosures, and the citing of
the law cn the subject have been, the
subject of considerable discussion
Rock Island today, and the suggestion
has been, made that the board of super
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Read II. K. Walker's want ads.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Lewis' Singlo Binder straight 5 cent
jgar. Made of extra quality tobacco.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnaco work. 131G Third avenue.
II. T. Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-152S Fourth ave
nue. Buy your valentines at the Villa
sale and sociable, Thursday afternoon
A cup of coffee, a bit of sausage and
Mrs. Austin's buckwheat cakes is a
breakfast fit for a king.
Nothing so cheap for a good, whole
some, hearty breakfast, as Mrs. Aus
tins pancake Hour. At all grocers.
Clean, sweet, rough dry washing In
cluding' all flat pieces ironed at
Stader's Twin City. Family laundry,
old phone East 851.
Bead work wreaths' and grave dec-
ovations received from Paris by II. F.
rvnox. tirst work ot tins kind ever
received in Rock Island.
You are cordially invited to attend a
coffee to be given for the benefit of
Bethany home Tuesday afternoon,
Feb. 9. at the home of Mrs. M. C.
Rice, 71S Nineteenth street.
Prosperity Camp R. N. of A., will
give a social at I. O. O. F. hall Tues
day evening, Feb. 10. Cards and danc
ing. Admission, 15 cents. AH Royal
Neighbors and friends arc invited.
Carl RIchtcr of Davenport, who was
to address the salesmanship class at
he Y. M. C. A. tomorrow evening, has
found that he will be unable to attend
and the address has been postponed for
the comparatively small number of
prisoners confined in the Rock Island
county jail can not be fed for much
loss than li cents a day. I am loid
that Sheiiff Kittilsen gives the pris
oners good wholesome food, and with
the present schedule of prices for pr:
visions, I do not see that -10 cents is
much above actual cost.'
Mr. Hubbard admitted, howevc,
that there is little doubr. but that tho
county has paid more than the actual
cost, heretofore, even if the sheriff
makes no profit now. and it is not cer-
J. E. Montrose of Cedar Rapids
at the Harper.
J. D. Blake has gone to Omaha, to
spend the next two weeks.
R. N. Davis of Peoria spent Sunday
iu the city visiting with friends.
O. L. Smith is confined to his bed
with a severe attack of the tonsilitis.
William Toal left this morning for
Minneapolis, where he will visit for a
Edward Krell , has returned to Chi
cago after spending a few days at
Mr. and Mrs. L. ,T. Dawson have
gone for a visit to Chicago and N?v
George Bennett has returned from a
pleasant three week's visit to hU
daughter at El Paso, Texas.
Hon. and Mrs. William Jackson left
this afternoon for southern California.
where they will spend the remainder
of the winter.
Mrs. Ida Grasselll, who has been
visiting In this city with friends for
three weeks left today for her home
at Cleveland, Ohio.
Harry B. Linderholm, who Is at
present in Decatur, writes to friends
in this city that he has entirely re
covered from the attack on his health
which some time ago robbed him of
Our great closing out sale, isr still continuing and will continue until we
have closcdj everything. We will carry nothing to our new store and
will sacrifice everything at the lowest prices to clear this stock. You
can be convinced that you get, real - quality in; everything you purchase.
In this stock they can be found at all prices. We have secured all kinds
and are prepared to meet the demands. The handpainted assortment on
ccllcloid and silk arc the daintiest and prettiest valentines we have ever
offered. The tissue paper creations are conspicuous and make a very
Third Floor Specials
Economical housewives should visit
this floor and get the advantages of
10-1 white double cotton blankets,
valued at 75c, now 48c a pair just 100
18x18 inch floss pillows, slightly soil
ed. 19c each.
Three-fold screen frames, 23 left,
worth $1, at 62c each.
Japanese matting rugs, 3 feet by C
feet, 55c each.
Cotton ingrain carpet, 23c per yard.
All wool ingrain rug, at cost, $1.50
Bargains in Under
wear Special values in underwear of good,
warm, durable quality. They are of
fered for your advantage and you
should not miss them.
75c children's union suits, fleeced
$1 ladies' bleached union suits, in
all sizes, now 90c.
25c boys' medium weight drawers,
10 per cent off on all Munsing underwear.
. MUSLIN UNDERWEAR
Children's white muslin skirts, trim- Ladies corset covers in very neat
mod In lace and embroidery, valued at and pretty effects, $2 and $2.23 values,
$1.25, now 75c ' now $1.19.
Ladies muslin skirts with embrold- Good bargains are given in children's
ered ruffles, very dainty, $1.50 value, white, dresses of very stylish makes
now $1. and patterns.
0 2E S) 3L-r INI JE2
his faculties and caused mental unbal
ance. Mr. Linderholm was, at Arming
ton, Mont., at tho time of his afflic
tion. S. R. Davis, who was severely
burned last Thursday evening in ex
tinguishing a blaze at the opening of
the armory, was able to return to his
Miss Beatrice Mead, leading lady
with the Elite Stock company, return
ed from Chicago last evening after at
tending the funeral of her sister who
died last week.
Mrs. Henry Whcclan accompanied
Hon. Henry L: Wheelan this afternoon
when the latter returned to resume his
duties in the state legislature which
reconvenes tomorrow. Before return
ing home they will visit with friends
in St. Louis.
C. C. Truesdale has gone to Buffalo,
N. Y., to take a position as adjuster of
claims for the Lehigh Valley railway.
He has been acting as a manufactur
er's agent in this city. He docs not in
tend for the present to remove-his
residence from this city.
Mrs Anna Neuendorf leaves in the
morning, for her home at Fresno, Cal.
She will be accompanied by her
nephew, Wallace Koenig, and her
brother, John Rmck will accompany
her as far as Galesburg. Mrs. Neuen
dorf has been visiting- here since the
death of her sister Mrs. Dorothy
f l The only higK-cli I IT
( Baking Powder oU t 11
"'"" V moderate price. J y-
Chandler, Mrs. Henry Fickens. Mrs.
Louisa A. Gone, Mrs. Emma Hullctt,
Eddie Hill, Mrs. Jennie Huffman,
Henry J. Johnson, H. L. Kcllar, Mrs.
Lord, Airs. Elizabeth Littrell, Mineral
Wick company, S. Moore, Grovey Mo--
gan. Dr. John P. Xelson, J. C. Payne,
Joe Potter, Mae Smith. Mrs. J. Wilson.
Foreign Ralph Robert Anderson,
. HUGH A. J. McDONALD,
' . Postmaster.
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W.C.T.U. MEETING OCTOBER 2
Executive Committee Fixes Date of
The local executive committee of the
W. C T. U. has fixed the date for tho
meeting of the state convention of that
organization, which has been awarded
to .this city; for the week bf Oct."2.
Advertised List No. 6,
. Following Is a list of letters remain
ing uncalled for in the postoffice ; at
Rock Island for the week ending FV
6 1909: Mrs. S. Albert, Mrs. Lily
Baker, Mrs. Laura M". Baura, Marion
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