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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 9. 1900.
WILL LOOK AT
Council Votes to Send Mayor, Engi
neer, Superintendent and Seven .
derrnen to Inspect Filters.
STARTED ON JUNKET TODAY
Will Go Direct to New York Election
Judges Are Appointed and Given
Charge of Voluntary Primary.
Although the city council transacted
u large bullr of business last evening,
there was no special matter of import
ance to come before the session. Final
arrangements were made for the de
parture of a delegation of the council
for 'the east to inspect various filter
plapts, and a report from the commit
tee of the whole, signed by all the al
dermen except Ellinwood, was adopted,
recommending that the mayor, city en
gineer and, superintendent of water
works and as many aldermen as were
able, should make the trip. Alderman
Ellinwood alone' voted against the
adoption of the report. The city Is to
pay the. expense of the trip, and last
evening $210.70 was allowed for the
railway fare for the 10 officials from
Hock Island to New York.
Thowc on the Trip.
There were seven of the aldermen
who departed ' this morning for the
east. Those who left on the junket
are Mayor Schaffcr,' Superintendent
C&vanaugh, City Engineer Wallace
Trelchlcr, and Aldermen Blochlingcr,
Holehamraer, Frick, Thompson, Trefz,
Schmld and Lawler.
The party goes from here to New
York by way of Detroit and Niagara,
and from New York to Little Falls.
N. J., then to Harrisburg. McKeesport,
and South Pittsburg, Pa., Marietta, Cin
cinnati. Lorraln, and Elyria, Ohio, and
Kankakee, 111. The trip will probably
consume about a week's time. All of
the aldermen will be back in time for
the council meeting of next Monday.
The application of George P. Prlnoe
of Denver for the, appointment as con
suiting engineer on the filter construc
tion, was read and referred to the
committee of the whole.
Appoint Ilr-tlon Juilgrn.
The appointment of the judges and
clerks of elections was made. The
list of those appointed appears in an
other column of this Issue of The Ar
gus. B. F. Knox, chairman of the re
publican city committee,; was present
and asked the council to request the
judges and clerks of election to act as
Judges and- clerks of the voluntary pri
mary for the township places, as well
as of the primary for city offices. The
present primary law does not caver
township organization, but both par
ties have decided to have a voluntary
primary for the township places, and
the balloting will be at the same time
and at the same polling places, though
separate ballots and separate boxes are
used. The request was made by the
. council, and it is certain that the
judges will consent to act. The demo-
ably act as the judges of the demo
cratic primary, and the republican
judges and clerks will probably take
charge of the republican township pri
FI Crnd of Sirwt.
The couucil adopted an ordinance
fixing a grade of 10 per cent for Forty
second street south of Ninth avenue
The ordinance has been under consid-
' oration for some time, and action was
(delayed because of the objections of
'some of the property owners. Alder
tnian Ellinwood was opposed to the
measure, but it passed, 10 to 2.
I 'A committee composed of Aldermen
Ilolzhammer, Blochlingcr and Utke.
was appointed to confer with Weyer
haeuser & Denkmann, with a view to
securing the opening of Fourth ave
nue to the Mississippi river. ' Alder
roan Holzhammer brought' the matter
before the meeting.
The compensation of the city clerk
has become a source of worry for Al
derman Ellinwood. Last night he In
troduced a resolution instructing the
city attorney and the ordinance com
mittee to limit the clerk's entire 'com
pensation to $2,000 a year. The reso
lution was not seconded, but finally a
substitute was offered that it be re
ferred to the committee of the whole,
and that carried.
Would Fix the llntr. "y
A communication from the city of
Qulncy was read, urging Rock Island
nd other Illinois cities to join with
Quincy in a step to secure the passage
of a law by the legislature, to give
ities, towns and incorporated villages
he right to regulate the rates to be
charged for gas and electric lighting
A resolution was adopted ou motion
of Alderman Smith, urging the leglsla
ture to adopt the measure as proposed
by the Quincy committee.
VANTS SCHNELL TO
GIVE BACK $6,000
Motion to Amend Injunction Bill
Against City for This Purpose is
Presented in Storm Drain Suit.
Judge F. D. Ramsay in the circuit
court this week is hearing arguments
on demurrers and motions in various
cases. Yesterday afternoon he heard
and took under advisement a motion
amend the bill in the injunction
case of M. J. Murphv and W. W, Wil
merton. to prevent the nayment of
0,000 for the Twenty-fourth street
DECIDE NOT TO
Democrats Will Name Township Ticket
at Meeting Tomorrow Evening
' at Turner Hall.
CHAIRMAN ISSUES A CALL
Expected That All Places Will Be Fill
ed, Committee Having Already
Made Selections. -
It was decided today not to hold a
voluntary primary election to nominate
a township ticket, and instead the dem
ocrats of the city will meet tomorrow
evening at the Turner hall at 8 o'clock,
and name the party candidates for the
various places. There is no contest ou
any or the ofuces, and it was decided
that the situation does not warrant
the difficulty of holding the. voluntary
primary . The republicans, however,
will select their candidates by means
of a voluntary primary, to be held in
connection with the regular city pri
mary. The new primary law does not
provide for the nomination of town
ship officers, and the city, committee
determines the manner of making
At the present time there is but one
avowed candidate for the democratic
nomination on the township ticket.
though others have been considered in
connection with the other offices. J.
C. Auld desires the nomination for as
sessor, and has a petition on file,
These selected for the different places
by the city committee are the follow
ing: Assistant Supervisors Henry Kin-
ner, Charles Bleuer, James Davis and
Moline have been appointed by Presi-
aent Kaipn uram as a committee o
prepare suitable resolutions and n
number of those who have been asso
ciated with Mr. Eastman in a profes
sional' way will give short addresses.
Fred A. Schneider.
Fred Albert Schneider, 1021 Twenty
eecond street, died at 7:30 this morn
ing, after suffering for two years with
little hopes of recovery. Mr. Schneider
was born and raised in this city ani
would have been 24 years old Feb. 28.
He concluded the course of the graded
schools of the city in 1899 and then
took up a business course at August
ana college. About six years ago he
entered the Woodmen office, where he
remained four years before his health
compelled him to give up his work and
seek the open air. During the last two
years,, his health has been such that
the end has been feared for some
;Mr. Schneider was a young man of
noble character and a pleasing per
sonality, and his untimely death brings
sorrow to a' host of friends who extend
their sympathy to the bereaved family.
Surviving him are his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Schneider, and four
sisters, Josephine, Florence, Charlotte
and Edna, and a brother, George, Jr.
The funeral will.be held tomorrow
afternoon at2:30 from the home. The
services will be conducted by Rev. W.
S. Marquis of the Broadway Presby
terian church, of which Mr. Schneider
was an active member. Burial will
MEANS A FINE
Decisiois of Masons to Remain
Present Quarters Insures Re
modeling ot Home.
WHOLE BUILDING INVOLVED
Understood That it is to Be Modern
ized from Ground Up and Given '
" Artistic Exterior.
Rock Island commandery. Knights
Templar, last night approved of the
proposition for the remodeling of th?
Masonic temple, on which the othor
three Masonic orders had already pass
ed favorably. As previously mentioned,
some of the Masons were, negotiating
for the old Harper homestead at
Eighteenth street and Seventh avenue
with a view of making it into a per-
manent home, but this has now been t
dropped as impractical in fa
vor of the offer of a renewal
of the lease made by the J. F. Rob '
The People of the Tri-Cities
VWho Attended Our Open
' sing Saturday . . . . . . . . . .
inson estate through H. E. Casteel
take place at Chtppiannock cemetery. I and the temple will therefore continue
in its present location.
i John W. Nold.
John W. Nold, 1003 Fifteenth street,
died last evening about 6:30, after
having suffered with an abscess of the
kidneys for two years. Mr. Nold was
born in Beardstown, 111., August 20,
1884. While still very young he was
The decision on the part of the Ma
sons, it is understood. Insures the
early beginning of one of the most not
able improvements of the coming ye:ir
in the business district of Rock Island.
While the details have not been given
out officially, it is accepted as a fact
taken to the home of his grandparents, that the Improving of the quarters of the j
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nold, near Joslin
to make his home and he had resided
with them since. About six years ago.
his grandparents moved to this city
and their grandson accompanied them.
His singularly quiet and unobstrusive
disposition made him many friends.
He worked for some time at the barber
M. E. Sweeney, representing tho Joseph Grotegut.
complainants, asked leave to amend Assessor John C. Auld
with a View to compelling MathlAS Collector David Riswincer
fccnnen to repay tne $0,K)0 to tho Justices of the Peace Ferdinand
city treasurer, and then restraining Nachbauer. Oscar Wahlund John Me-
he treasurer from paying the amount Shane: Stephen Stader and William
10 nim. ine proceeaing is rather un- Eaton.
ouai. uu ia Buugui oecauso uio Constables Mike Mintz, Henry
?G.00O was paid over before the injunc- Heuek. William Eckermann, Henry
I'dJ" I Brunei and Opnrirp ChrisHanunn
trade but six months ago be was com-1 quarters. Red sandstone, pressed
filed to restrain the
Charles McHugh and J. E. Montrose
left for Kansas City last night.
P. W. Strickland and H: H. Cleavo-
land left last night for the south.
Miss Marjorie Head departed la-it
evening for a brief visit in Chicago.
Mrs. B. J. McCabe left yesterday for
Chicago for an extended visit with
Otto Klockau, Henry Wochner. and
Charles Adamson have gone to Chi
cago to attend the automobile show.
Frank E. Smith, who has been visit
ing in this city for some time, returned
yesterday to his home in Philadel
Miss J. Ai Holt, formerly of this
city, now a member of "The Four
Musical Hodges" company, is spending
a few days at the home of Mr. anl
Mrs. A. Blackhall.
D. J. Kennedy of South Rock Island,
who suffered rather severe injuries
some three weeks ago in a fall from a
scaffold, is recovering nicely and will
soon have regained his usual health
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Morrison left
this afternoon for Clinton to
Chairman Bert Corken has issued
the call for the meeting.
polled to give up work and remain at
home. He is survived by his grand
mother, Mrs. Henry Nold, a brother.
Jeorge H. Nold of this city, and a sis
ter. Mrs. Emma Benson of St. Louis.
The funeral will be held Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's
church. .Dean J. J. Quinn will conduct
the services. Burial will take place at
Mrs. Belle Jones Returns From State
Humane Society Which is to
Convene Here Next.
ARRANGES FOR SPEAKERS
President Shortall or Secretary Scoit
Will Address Public Meeting March
6 Regarding the Work.
can get back the
used to have if
they will take a
treatment of the
' (called also Lane's Tea)
Its cost is only -25, cents a
package and a, package will
last a month.
It cures backache, sideache
bearing-down pain's, indiges
tion and constipation.
All druggists sell it, 25c.
Mrs. Belie Jones, who represented
the Rock Island County Humane so
ciety at the state convention which
was held in Chicago last week, par
tially . arranged to secure a speaker
who would come here and give the
people of this city who are interested
in the work of the society a better idea
of what is being done throughout th
state. Either the president of the
meet I state society, John G. Shortall, or the
their daughter, Jtannette who is re-1 secretary, G. A. Scott, will speak heiv
turning from Pocatello, Idaho, and I Both are willing and axious to come
Salt Lake City, Utah, where she has if they can get away from their otht1
spent the past three months. I duties. March C has been chosen i
The following Rock Island business the date for the meeting,
men have gone to East St. Louis to '
attend the state convention of the Re- The next convention of the stat
tail Merchants' assooiation: President society will be held in this city accord
E. B. McKown. Rating Secretary png to plans made at the meeting i
Charles Goff, E. B. Kreis, W. H. Thorns. Chicago. The date for the convention
Albert Huber. and W. C. Maucker. has not been fixed as yet but will prob-
WT h,0 W. t tl.oAo.tl. aDlV tC aDOUt thIS tlme neXt Vear
of C. T. Adams, father of C. G. Adams
of this city at Washington, D. C., last
night. Mr. Adams departed for Wash
ington Saturday morning, summoned
there because of his father's serious
I Rev. H. W. Reed, pastor of the First
(Baptist church, submitted to an opera-
will mean no small amount pf work
for the local society to entertain th
state convention, but it will take hold
of the problem at once.
Masons is only part of the work to bn
done by the Robinson estate.
Made Modern Throughout.
The entire building is to be modern
ized to the last degree. New fronts
on both Second avenue and Eight
eenth street sides are to bo put in
match the Rock Island National bank
brick and tile will be used, and new
windows will be Installed throughout.
Corresponding changes are to be
made on the interior. The store rooms
from the bank west to the Math buil.l-1
ing will be modernized with new :
fronts and the floors will be lowered !
to the street level. The space now oc
cupied by McCabe & Co., will be ar
ranged for the particular needs of
that firm and additional room will tje
given on the second floor immediately
O SAY THAT WE WERE PLEASED IS PUTTING
IT VERY MILDLY. WE ALSO WISH TO STATE
THAT WE WILL USE EVERY ENDEAVOR TO
PLEASE OUR CUSTOMERS. TO THE HUNDREDS
WHO CALLED AND COULD NOT BE WAITED ON, WE
OWE AN APOLOGY, AS WE COULD NOT HANDLE
THE CROWDS; BUT IF YOU WILL CALL AGAIN, WE
WILL SEE THAT YOU ARE WAITED ON SATISFAC
TORILY, AND WE WILL PRESENT YOU WITH A
PRETTY SOUVENIR. WHETHER YOU RECEIVED A
SOUVENIR CARD OR NOT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE;
IF YOU WILL CALL, WE WILL SAVE A SOUVENIR
WE AGAIN WISH
John Rocker, a prominent and well cast of the present quarters.
to do farmer who resided in Coe town
ship for many years, died last evening
t his home. He is survived by three
sons, Henry, 'John and Claus, all of
them being at homo. The funeral will
be held Thursday, afternoon at 2
o'clock from .the- Fairfield church.
Rev. Mr. Winter of Hampton and Re
Mr. Parker of Watertown will conduct
the services. Burial will take plaue
at the Fairfield cemetery. -
. Auera Funeral.
The funeral of Mrs. Peter. Auers
will be held at?-. 9 o'clock tomorrow
rcorninR at St. Mary's Catholic church.
East Moline. After the services a
special car will be run to Rock Island
for the conveniences of those attend
ing. Interment will be made in Cal
vary cemetery in South Rock Island.
More Room for Maonn.
The Masonic bodies will have tho
entire third floor with 60 feet more
frontage than they now have, the addi
tion being made at the west. They
will undoubtedly have the finest and
best appointed lodge room in the sta.e
of Illinois. ...
A new entrance is to be provided on
the Eighteenth street side with tile
floors, elevators, ornamental stair
ways, etc. The eutire improvement is
to be carried out with particular at
tention to artistic effect and when it
is finished the building will be highly
Contracts are to be let shortly and
work will be started as soon as pos
And we would like to have
you call whenever it is convenient.
NEXT LECTURE TO
BE A RARE ONE
DATE OF THE ELKS'
BALL IS CHANGED
Professor C. G. Hopkins to. Talk to
Broadway Men's Club the Even
ing of Feb. 19.
Committee Sets It a Day Earlier, Feb,
23, in Order That it Will Not Fall
Within the Lenten Period.
One of the best of the numerous
treats that have been furnished by
the Broadway Men's club, in the way
of instructive and scientific lectures,
is that which the club's president. Dr.
F. A. Smith, has succeeded In arrang
ing for the February meeting to be
held in the Broadway church parlors
rower," delivering a forceful and con
vincing address, and Professor Alth-
eide sang a solo entitled "My Lord and
I." The latter is proving a good leader
as well as a talented singer and is be
coming a great favorite. His solo this
evening will be "And Not a Sparrow
Falleth." Mr. Clemmer this evening
will open the services with the first
tf a series of talks on how to under
stand the bible, and his topic in the
main address will be on "Prayer That
: All the news
all the time THE
The entertainment committee of the
Elks lodge held a meeting yesterday
afternoon at the club parlors and tho
matter of the fancy dress ball which
is to be given was taken up. It was
found that the date which had been
set for the affair is in lent and accord
ingly it was moved ahead and the ball
will be given on Feb. 23. It was also
planned at first to make it a strictly
colonial ball, but this, too, has been
changed and it will be termed a fancy
All who come will be in
This Will Interest Mothers
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for
Children, a certain relief for Keverish
nesn. Headarhe. Bad Stomarh. Teething
Hisorders. move and regulate the Bow
els and destroy Worms. They hreak up
Colds In 24 hours. They are so pleasant
to the taste and harmless as milk.
Children like them. Over 10.0(10 testi
monials of cures. They never raj..
Sold by all druppists; 25e. Ask today.
Don t accept any substitute.
the evening of Feb. 19. On that occa
sion. Professor C. G. Hopkins, A. M., I dress ball
Ph. D., in charge of the experiment either evening dress or colonial dress,
station of tne agricultural department there being about 40 couples who will
of the State University of Illinois, and dreBS in the 0jd styles. . The commit-
If you have any trouble with
your eyes, difficulty In seeing
distinctly . or reading , aching
eyes, fired eyes. If you suffer
. from headache, or If your eyes
Inflame? easily, call and have Dr.
.Myers examine them. We have
ail appliances for careful exam
Ination, and we grind the lenses
to fit your eyes, in our own shop.
Myers Optical Co.
. 212 8afety. Building, Rock Island
Funeral services over tho i-pmainK
tion this afternoon at St Anthony's of wnMam P Fstman of Molin(,
hospital for appendicitis. He wastak- held at 4 0.clock this artrnoon at th-3
en in bunday. but conducted the Sun- Flrst Congregational church in that;
day evening services as usual. Yes- .!, Thpv wr iar1v ntipnded
terday he became worse, and he was members of the Tri-City Press club bo
removed to the hospital last evening. . n, nresent In a hodv as wero h
He has had several attacks of the dis-1 employes vt the Moline postofflce. Th?
ease. 1 -. IpvprrlKPS In neenrdanrn with th.i
wishes of Mr Past man wprn of th
ESTABLISH A NEW OFFICEUimplest character. Hymns were ren-
t Idered by members of the Moline
Underwood Typewriter Company to Christian church choir and Rev. R. E.
Have Branch in City. ' .' Henry of the Christian church preach-
The Underwood Typewriter company led a feeling sermon in which he paid
has established a branch office in Rock eloquent tribute to the many attri
Island, and will handle its business in Ibutes which endeared Mr. Eastman t
Rock Island, Moline, and the adjoin-1 all with whom he was associated. The
ing cities in Illinois from this city. F. I pallbearers were employes of the Dis-
L. Whaling is to be the manager, and I patch, office, which was closed for the
F. H. Stuck assistant manager of the I afternoon. The postofflce transacted
one of the best posted men in America
on scientific farming, will deliver the
address on the subject with which he
is so familiar. It is expected that the
distinguished lecturer will be greeted
by a large attendance of club members
and their guests. The regular 25 cent
club dinner will be served promptly at
6:30, to be followed by the lecture.
tee decided that the giving of the ba'l
will be too large a task for the mem
bers who are now on the committee
and accordingly the number of com
mitteemen was doubled.
SET DATE FOR CONVENTION
Democrats, Attention I
The democrats of the city are re'
quested to meet at the Turner hall
at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, Feb.
10, 1909, for the purpose of nominating line Feb
a township ticket.
, BEFT CORKEN, Chairman.
RALPH W. LAMONT, Secretary.
no business from 3 to 5 o'clock. To
morrow morning the remains will be
taken to Sterling, the former home of
tne family, for interment. .: ,
The next meeting of the Tri-Ctfy
Press club, which will be held ia Mo
16, will oe devoted to a
memorial to Mr. Eastman. B. F. Tll-
I linghast of Davenport, H. P. Simpson
lot Rock Island, and A. T; Foster of
W. C. T. U. Gathering Will Be Held
Here the Second Week in October.
The local committee of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union has mad 3
arrangements to hold the meetings of
the state convention which meets 'n
this city, the second week in October,
The meetings will begin Wednesday
morning of that week and continue
through Sundav evening. The nro-
entertalnment at Memorial hall In the I grarns will be of a very attractive
GIVE A PATRIOTIC PROGRAM
Spanish War Veterans to Observe Lin
coln Day Thursday Evening.
Siboney Bay camp. United Spanish
War Veterans, and Helen Gould aux
iliary will Jointly give a Lincoln day
court house Thursday evening , at 8
o'clock. No admission will be charged,
and the members will be glad to have
patriotic societies attend.
is the program?' ,
Opening prayer Rev. R. B. Wil
Piano solo Miss Edna KittilBen.:
Song Male quartet.
Reading Robert Rexdale
Song, "The Star Spangled Banner"
Miss Lulu Giesberger, Otto Rogers.
' Address "Lincoln" J. B. Oakleaf. .
, Song Male quartet . -
"Lincoln's Gettysburg Address J
K. Scott, .:
Song, "America," By assembly. ...
nature and wiir include addresses by
the best . speakers on ' temperance
topics that are procurable. The state
Following J meetings are attended by between 200
and 300 delegates and - are always
characterized by the excellency of the
REVIVAL IS DRAWING WELL
Meetings at Christian Church Well At
tended Despite Storm.
Forbidding weather did not prevent
a fair attendance at ' the . revival ser
vices at the Memorial . Christian
church last evening. Rer. W. B. Clem-
mer preached on "The Abundant J
. NATIONAL METAL
Is the best strip. No fric'on.
Ail work installed by expert me
chanics. Ask to see it,
W. GEORGE HEIDER,
Phone cast 1012-K. Moline.
The Farmers Protec
tive association of
Black Hawk township
will cause to be arrest
ed any hunters found,
trespassing on tho
property belonging to
any of its members.
titer DruU tax.
S rx SI
end so does friendship when yo j touch the "financial part."
You dislike to loan your friends money; then why ask your friends
to loan you money? Often they haven't it and don't want to say so.
We always have plenty, and we'll make you a quick, private loan
on your furniture, piano, horses wagons, etc., without removal of goods,
It costs you nothing to leara our methods ' get our rates and.
terms needn't even call, on uj. Write or phone and we'll calL
Mutual Loan Company
...People's National Bank Bulldina; Room 411. ' Old Phone West 122;
New 5109. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights.