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THE AltGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1909.
WORK ON PLANS
Board Is Making an Examina
tion of Propositions for
CHICAGO MAN IS CHAIRMAN
John W, Alvord, George I. Priiu-e
anil City Engineer Treitliler
Confer on Ilids.
John V. Alvord of Chicago and
George P.. Prince of , Denver have ar
rived in the city, and today, with City
Engineer Wallace Treichler as the
third member of the board of engin
eers, they began the work of examin
ing the bids, plans and specifications
for the proposed filter plant. Mr. Al
vord has been chosen as the chairman
f the-board of consulting engineers.
It is expected that the work of examin
ing 'the plans will require several days.
May SuKKrxt ( hnnKra.
The engineers are expected to sug
gest various changes in the plans, and
it is likely that by eliminating certain
parts, of the plans and features of the
filter as now designed' a material re
duction will be made in the cost. The
engineers will go over the outlines in
detail and submit a complete report
to the council. -
ONE MORE COMING
Another Intcrurban Is Securing
Right of Way Toward
WILL NEED AN ENTRANCE
Is l-'iit-tlier Argument for I'mvulins
Open Way for All lanes Cohk-m
And now still another interurb.iii
railway is being planned between
Gales-burg and Rock Island.
Representatives of the promoters
have been busy for several days near
Preemption securing rights or way and
it Is reported that the residents of
that community have been very liber.t.'
in the matter of furnishing a right )f
way, so anxious are they to secure
improved connections with Rock Is
land. Tnis line is to take a different route
from that mapped out by the Rock is
land Southern, and also differs from
the route proposed by W. C. Lawsou.
Instead of touching Andalusia and Ea
gington, as Mr. Lawson's line is to
do according to his present plans, the
line for which right of way is bein?
secured near Preemption and ReynoMs
is to pass through Preemption ami
Hcarn on Local Situation.
This has of course further bearing
on the situation here, and supports thu
position taken by The Argus, that .ac
tion should be taken at once to give a
We are now showing a large line of Ladies' Muslin
Underwear, Corset Covers trimmed in lace, the usual 39c
kind for this week at 25c.
. Night gowns, full size, with two row tucking for 50.
Other exceptional values at $1.00, $1.25, $1.68, $2
Skirts with deep lace flouncing, the $3.50 kind, for
The regular 10 and 12 y2c ginghams at Sy2c per yd.
A new arrival of hosiery, such as "Rockwood Silk,"
the 39c kind for 25c, the 25c for 15c, and the regular
12 12 c kind for 9c. '
60 inch table damask regular 49c value per yard,
22 12 c
Genuine Heatherbloom petticoats in all colors $1.25.
1 Our lace curtains are going fast. Our prices are
within reach of all
Colonial Aft Drapery, the newest designs, per yard
only 2 2 c.
Dr. Graves tooth powder, the 50c size, per can 25c.
AT OUR GROCERY) DEPARTMENT
Sugar, 20 pounds for. .. $L00
Strictly fresh eggs, per dozen
Sabyan coffee, per pound .. . 20c
White clover honey, per cake lV&c
White Rose Flour, per sack $1.39
1 1628 Second Avenue.
means of access to all lines desirins
entrance to Rock Island from the
south. Interurbans are certain lo
come' sooner or later, and in fact th
problem is already facing the city. All
things point to the plan of the com
mittee of the Industrial commission,
the Rock Island -Club and the Booster
(Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. - But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear Biff
nature and address.
Recital and Reception. Miss Mary
Lindsay Oliver of Moline presented
Miss Mary Angelliin piano recital at.
'the Unitarian church yesterday after
noon to a representative trl-city audi
ence. Miss Angell gave a splendid
reading of her program and greatly
pleased her hearers. Her playing is
simple and strong and her tone is cf
the singing quality. Following the re
cital Miss Oliver entertained in a de
lightful, informal way for Miss Angell
at her studio, a few invited friend?
taking advantage of the opportunity to
meet the charming pianiste. Mrs.
Mary Woods Case, the well known
'pianiste of Chicago, was also a guest
at the reception and the center of a
large circle of admirers. Miss Oliver
proved herself a charming hostess.
Will Receive for Glee Club. Miss
Eleanor Craig, Seventh avenue and
Eighteenth street, will receive Wed
nesday afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock.
The occasion will be in honor of the
j University of Chicago Glee club which
appears in concert at the Harper
house pallors Wednesday evening.
The guests will be the members of
the glee club, the patronesses for th
' concert, and the members of the Rock
Island alumni club of the university, of
which" Miss Craig is a member. Fol
lowing the corcert there will be dan?:
Hostess at Birthday Party. Miss
Margaret Hartnady celebrated her 12th
birthday anniversary Saturday after
noon at her home, 1225 Twelfth street,
by entertaining 12 girl friends. TU3
little ladies spent the afternoon pliy
ing games and in the contests the
prizes were won by Henrietta Ingle
man. Cecelia Lightner and Virginia
Ward. The merry making was follow
ed by a delicious four course lunch.
Miss Margaret received many pretty
J. C. S. Club Meets. Mrs. Robert
Hanson entertained the J. C. S. club
Saturday afternoon. Games were play
ed, prizes being won as follows: First,
Mrs. B. Pabst; second. Mrs. AIIet
Pratt: third, Mrs. William Ransou;
consolation, Mrs. Lee llancc. Th?
next meeting, two weeks hence, will be
with Mrs. Mclnnis.
Woman's Relief Corps to Entertain.
Tne Woman's Relief corps will en
tertain the trl-city ladies of the organ
ization at Memorial hall Wednesday
afternoon, the atternoon win oe
passed in an informal social -way and
refreshments will be served.
Dance at Outing Club. The Misses
Jeanette Mosenfelder and Hattie Holz
heimer will be the honorees at a dan
ing party to be given at th Outing
DUTY OF MEMBERS
Pointed Out By President W. A.
Roscnfield of the Rock Is-.-
WRITES CIRCULAR LETTER
Congratulates Cxn Growth in Inter
est Shown in March Things
Done Since Jan. 1.
President W. A.
Roscnfield of the
Rock Island Club, hag sent out the
following circular letter to members:
There is a vast difference be
tween a club formed for social and
commercial purposes and a frater
nal society. In thS latter there are
items of patriotism, interest in the
ritual, of visits to and from other
lodges, and a worthy aopition to
an office. The "former offers an
opportunity of meeting your busi
ness, associates on a social
basis, an informal interchange of
thought, and a place to take your
visiting friend to meet the men
who stand for most in a commun
ity. Too often the club member .
relieves himself of all responsibil
ity as soon s his dues are paid,
and is seen at the club on special
occasions only and then perhaps
only to find fault.
Patronage makes a club. . Our
club can be just as effective as the
member will permit. The directors
will spend money and brighten up
the premises in such ratio as the
The board is full of enthusiasm,
everyone is working for the club,
and our directors' meetings are
full of ginger in an attempt to
huild up the business, but it is dis
couraging unices supported by the
The club committees are entit
led to the assistance and co-operation
of all club members in the
efforts now being made to render
the club attractive. Communica
tions from these committees de
serve replies when asked for, still
only 40 were received 10 a recent
invitation from the entertainment
committee, and but 50 to an im
portant letter regarding our cafe
sent out by the house committee.
The best efforts of the best com- .
mittces we have ever had In the
club will be largely wasted unless
the members are sufficiently inter
ested in the success of t:ie organi
zation to assist when requested to
do so. -
Some Thing Accompllnlied.
Let me point out to you some of
. the things done since January 1:
" The billiard and pool tables have
been entirely overhauled.
The bowling alleys have been
The billiard room has been re
decorated. A series of entertainments will
I am pleased to report the at
tendance for February was much
better than usual, and so far this
month the attendance has broken
all records. If yom are a "regular"
keep it up. If not, can'J. you spare
a little time, and. get the habit?
Do you know anyone not a mem
ber who should be with us? If so,
get him in, or let me know and I'll
go after him.
Yours very truly,
W. A. ROSENFIEL.D,
P. S. If you have any sugges
tion for the entertainment com
mittee to work on, tell it to them,
they will appreciate it. You should
be as much interested as anyone
else. See any of the following:
Gus Tegeler, chairman; W. H.
Reck, J. W. Parker, H. O. Rolfs,
Ferd Levy, J. H. Trimble.
W. A. R.
club tomorrow evening by Davenpoit
young people. Miss Holzheimer. will
move to the south soon to make her
Coffee for G. A. . R. Ladies. The
ladies of the G. A. R. and their-friends
will be entertained at a coffee tomor
row afternoon by Mr3. Johnson a
Tri-City "500" Club. Mrs. Mix
Roscnfield of Moline will entertain the
Tri-City "500" club Thursdays after
Rock Island "500" Club to Meet.
Mrs. Morris Geismar will entertain tho
Rock Island "500" club Friday after
noon. CHAT OF THE CAMPAIGN
At a well attended meeting of the
democratic city committee and candi
dates held Saturday evening at the
Turner hall, reports were submitted
as to the sentiment in the different
wards and plans for an aggressive
campaign on behalf of the ticket to
be voted at the spring election were
made The reports show conditions
highly favorable to the democratic
candidates for aldermen, and there is
general support of the democratic
nominees for the city- and township
places. The business side of the cam
paign was discussed and arrange
ments made for properly looking af
ter the party interests at the polls.
v Alderman John Holzhammer of the
First ward Sias made a creditable rec-
ord in the council and the people of
the lower ward will serve their own
interests by re-electing him.
Vote for Jack Auld for assessor, f ie
has always 'been a hard working man,
having been in the railroad service un
til falling health incapacitated him. He
is familiar with property values, hav
inc at various times been connected
city clerk's office In dutie.i
that required him to visit nearly 'evey
j house in town. He ,is conscientious
Oscar Wahlund is a creditable young
representative of. the Swedish race.
He has made a splendid imDressiou
: ti. ', .
vivi n V- i .vyv-iv AOio.111 -J
eating here, and if elected justice it
the peace will not be the tool of any
clique, but will administer the duti-
fearlessly and capably. He will do his
part toward relieving the local courts
of Rock Island of the stigam of what
is known as "the justice shop system."
Charles It. Spcckhart is making a
splendid canvass for alderman in the
Second ward. He knows the needs .f
the people and will serve them faith
fully. Charley Smith has the office of po
lice magistrate landed alreaay. a man
of Smith's hustling qualities always
S. A. La Vanway is a representative
citizen of the Third ward. He may
well be entrusted with the responsible
duties of alderman.
Albert Huber is the right man for
city attorney. He knows how to give
an opinion when asked, and is famil
iar with thp law as annliwl to mnnw-N
Pal problems. There will-be no bung
ling with Huber as city attorney.
' Harry J. Frick has made a squaw
deal alderman and that is the reason
the people of the Fourth ward propose
to re-elect him, irrespective of politics
It is about time for Alderman Mc-
Nealy to spring another explanation of
what he has done in the council as
an alderman from the Sixth ward ac
companying the same, of course, with
that beautiful pose, that has not been
seen now for about a week.
W. D. Cochran is one or the young
men or the Fifth ward, who by his
perseverance and integrity has earnad
the confidence of all . who know him.
He has worked for a living since he
was a mere boy, and yet is .a property
holder in the ward and a young man
worthy of the confidence and support
of the taxpayers of the ward.
It is said that Jonas Bear got clear
over into the Third ward this morning
in his button holding campaign for
the Fourth ward"racrthancy. and
seemed surprised when a citizen ia
formed him that he did not know there
was a man named Bear running for
office in that ward. :'
P. F. Meenan is being complimented
with the support of republicans as wll
as democrats in hia;campaign for al
derman in the Sixth ward. He is t
clean, upright young man, honest and
free from trickery, just such a man as
the people of the Sixth desire to sena
to the council chamber. Judging from
the number of republicans who are
working for him it is but necessary for
the democrats to stay with him to
make Meenan's election unanimous.
The people of the First ward will
be seryed with Apple sauce after John
Holzhammcr completes his campaign.
George W. McCaskrin and J. Edward
Elliott have filed their petitions as
candidates of the independent party.
McCaskrin for the office of mayor, and
Elliott for police magistrate. There
are 751 signatures on the petition tiled
by McCaskrin, while Elliott has 157
names on his list.
The democratic ticket as It now
stands, all the withdrawals contem
plated having been made, is as follows:
i For City Attorney Albert Huber.
For Police Magistrate Charles J.
For Aldermen First ward, John
Holzhammer; Second ward, C. L.
Speckhart; Third ward, S. A. La Van
way; Fourth ward, Henry J. Frick;
Fifth ward, William Cochran; Sixth
ward, P. F. Meenan- v -
Assistant Supervisors James Davis
and Joseph Grotegut.
Assessor John C. Auld.
y Collector David Biswinger.
I Justice of the Peace Oscar Wah
lund, John McShane, Stephen Stador
and William Eaton.
Constables Mike Mintz, Henry
Heuck, Henry Brunei and f George
SILVIS BUYS LAND
- FOR PUBLIC PARK
Tract of Seven Acres is Secured, and
Work of Improvement is to
Begin This Week.
Silvis is to take advantage of the
experience of the older cities, and be-
5u lia pain oj oLcui uuuug mc miam.j
of the village. Saturday a deal was
closed for the purchase of a tract of
seven acres south of Tenth street and
seventh avenue. Wallace Treichler
has been appointed as the engineer to
lay out the tract, and work on the im
provnent of the park will begin Sat
.Products arid Premiums
Closes Saturday Evening
SOUVENIR SAMPLES TO LADIES
BIG PLANS MADE
Young; & McCombs Make Prep
arations to Entertain Thous
ands at Opening.
TO BE HELD THURSDAY
Best Building Is Being Transformed
Into Beautiful Palace -Ogden's
Orchestra to Play.
The new Best building will be
thrown open to the public next Thurs
day, which is the day set for the fot-
mal opening of the Young & Mc
Combs department store wnich is to
occupy the beautiful new building, and
it is expected that most of the people
of the city will pay the place a visit
at some time during the day. Nothin.;
has been left undone that could pos
sibly appeal to the eye and the store
will present a most fascinating pictuvts
of beauty and elegance.
The grill room on the fourth floor
will probably attract more attention
man any oiner aepartment ana it is
well deserving of all the favorabl
comment which it is bound to receive.
The entire fourth floor of the depart
ment store is devoted to a modern cafe
un eiegant appointments. Tom tn.hich is to be thejr home.
laotes to tne napkins, everything'
which has a place in the grill room is.
fihe lCryeStV S,er'Ce t0 Vinonihs on a honeymoon trip, extena
under the direction of M. Poggis.-'ln, trnm thia tn mInt.
whose experience in the Cafe Martin
of New York and other promine.it
dining places, both in this country and
in Europe, is assurance that the cafe
will equal any in this locality. In ad
dition to the main cafe, a Baltimore
lunch room will be maintained.
A special table de hote dinner and
luncheon de luxe will be served in the
gTill room on Thursday from 11 o'clock
until 3: SO and the managament has
already found that reservations are
necessary to secure tables as there is
a great demand for them. There will
be orchestra music the entire day by
All Like a Palace.
The second floor will be a Mecca fir
the ladies, all of whom will be interest
ed in the exhibition of Parisan and
domestic creations in gowns and head-
wear, which will be there. The finish
of the woodwork in this denartment is
like tnat ln a royal mlace than
in a department store in a city of the
size of Rocl Island, but it is only '.n
keeping with the rest of the store.
Mme. Hetty, whose writing along
lines pertaining to health and beauty
are widely read, will give demonstra
tions and talks to those who are in
terested. On the first floor of the building
will be shown the fabrics and silks
and roost of the other things which
are to be found ln a department store
of the size of this one. Most of the
GO departments will be located on the
first floor which will he the busiest i
part of the whole establfshment by far.
The soda fountain which is on this
floor will be one of its most beautiful
features. The fountain which is fn 1
reality three fountains, is simply but ',
very tastily , arranged and decorated
and is a most pleasing spectacle to
In the basement will be found the
crockery department which will be one
of the largest in the west. House fur-'
nishings," such as carpets, rugs and1
furniture "will also he located in the
basement and the basement, contrary
to usual custom, a place of beauty."
Ofllcea at the Top.
The office ' rooms which occupy ths
four top floors in the front half of the 1
building can well 'be reckoned among
the best in the west. There are about
40 suites of rooms on the four floors,
and they are fitted up In an excellent
manner. The whole ibuilding is finish
ed in the newest and best manner pos
sible. ' '
The city takes a just pride in the
improvement made by Mr. Best and
by Young & McCombs. , ' .
FIRE DAMAGES A HOME
Residence of Emit Simpson. Scene of!
Early Morning Blaze, -r J
Considerable damage was .done at
- 1 2:30 this morning by fire at the'res-
jidence of Emll Simpson, 2730 Fifth-
- TURNER HALL,
DAVENPORT, I A.
People everywhere are talking about tnis handsome display
of 1 000 Larkin Premiums and of the Products, which consist
of Soaps, Toilet Preparation Coffee, Teas, Spices, Extracts,
Baking Powder, etc Visitj and leam how lo get a $20.00
retail value for $10.00 just twice what -the retailer can
afford to give you. Hundreds of homes in this city are being
furnished without cost. Larkin Quality is the standard of
excellence come and judge for yourself.
and-a-half avenue. The bouse, which
is a story and a half cottage, is occu
pied by Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and
several roomers who have upstairs
rooms.. The fire 6tarted in one of the
upper rooms, but its origiu is a mys
tery. When the fire department ar
rived on the scene they found the
whole roof in flames. The roof and.
the second floor of the house were def
stroyed before' the firemen were able
to extinguish the blaze. The damage,
amounting to about $400, is fully cov
ered by insurance.
Frank Ehleb has returned home af
ter an extended trip through the south
Miss Bessie Wilcox was operated
upon this morning at St. Anthony's
hospital for appendicitis.
Miss Mollie Mayer returned to Chi
cago today after a visit of several
weeks with her sister, Mrs. Sol Levi.
Mr. and Mrs. William Schaarmann
and family have returned from Los
Angeles, Cal., where they spent tha
Miss Laura Davis, who is a student
at Iowa college at Grinnell, Iowa, has
been called home by the serious ill
ness of her mother, Mrs. W. M. Davis,
191C Fifth avenue. .
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. J. Thompson
left yesterday for Anaconda, Mont.,
ple, who are well known in Rock Is-
la JA havo w Rnnainn- .h iat two
Ing from this city to different points
in the east.
V. O. Peterson, who is connected
with the Rock Island Tropical Plan
tation company will leave tomorrow
for one of the plantations of the com
pany located in Mexico. He will be
accompanied by G. F. Anderson of
Davenport, who, has been selected by
the stockholders of the company to
inspect the plantation.
The party of prospectors who left
early last week to visit in Owen.
Wis., with a view to buying land
there, returned yesterday morning
after a very pleasant trip. The party
was in charge of E. C. Hart and in
cluded C. B. Marshall. Captain WH.
Whisler, George Johnson of Moline,
John W. Ward, C. 11. Wayne of Rey
nolds. James Darnell and John Stark
of South Moline.
Clavin No Match for Ctabby.
New Orleans, La.. March 22.
Jimmy Clabby of Milwaukee got the
decision over Bob Clavin of Califor
nia in the third round of a bout here
Watch for Cut Prices in
Butter 25c per pound.
Fresh eggs, per dosen.l7V4e
Fresh bread, 3 loaves for 10c
10c sack salt for 5c
Pet or Columbia con
densed milk, 7 cans for. 25c
.sweet navel or
per dozen .....22 Vie
5c box matches, 8 or... 25c
3 cans of corn, peas or
tomatoes for 25e
Clinton Crackers, oyster or
soda, two pounds
for - 15
Large red onions, .per
UP-TO-DATE GROCERY, 611 17TH St BOTH PHONES
last night "before the Royal- Athletic'
club. It was Clabby's fight from thej.
start and when Clavin fell to the floor
in the third with his face and body:
covered with blood. Referee Wood;
stopped the bout and declared Clabby.
IS DROWNED IN
RIVER IN MISSOURI
Wortl Is Received of the Death of
Gilbert Bo wen. Former Resident
of Bock Island.
Mrs. F. A. Graves of this city re
ceived news today of the drowning of.
her brother, Gilbert C. Bowen, at Oak
side, Mo., this morning. Mr. Bowen,
who was about 55 years old, was born
and raised in this city, and he bad
many friends here. He spent a large
part of his life here, having moved
away some 25 years ago. He
was a member of the Stars, one of the
first baseball teams here. He is sur
vived by his wife and three sons, and
two sisters, Mrs. Graves and Mrs A.
W. Tanner, both of this city. The re
mains will be removed from Oakside.
to Kansas City, where burial will take
place. Mr. Bowen had made his home
there for the last 20 years.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. Druggists refund money if It
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
is on each box. 25c.
The Lucky Quarter
Is the one you pay out for a box of Dr.,
King'a New Life Pills. They bring'
you the health that's more precious
than jewels. Try them for headache.;
biliousness, constipation and malaria.
If they disappoint you, the price will
be cheerfully refunded at all drue
Myers Optical Co.
WE NEVER LET WELL
Our constant aim Is to contin
ually improve our Optical serv
ice, not only in the care and de
tail of our examination but also
in the excellence of our Glasses
and the skill and know-how of
Myers Optical Co.
212 Safety Building, Rock Island
SEE US AND SEE BEST.
Kxtra white cherries.
25c can for 17 Vie
Souders' extract of
lemon or vanilla, 15c
bottles for lOe
Large jar of olives, 60c
size for SSe
3 lb. package of seeded
rainins for 35c .
Sultana seedless raisins,
10c pkgs., 2 for ........13e
peck ....... ltfc
Green Gage and Egg
Plums, large can, for.UHe
Are You in tho Dark?
About Good Dental Workt
"IT DONT. HURT A BIT.
. Sk. Martin
1711 Seocmd Are. London BaS