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TfifllE ROCEC HSLANID , ARGUS
THURSDAY. MARCH 25. 1909.
SHOULD MAKE USE
Engineers Appear to Be of This
Opinion Regarding the Fil-.
His administration of the office has
been a credit to him, and bis careful
work has been approved by his many
friends. While he has taken care of
all city work in a manner to Win ap
proval, his manner of handling the
telephone cases won him a state repu
tation, which is particularly compli
mentary to his ability and reflects most
MAY RECOMMEND CHANGES
While They Are Reluctant to Discuss
Matter Yet, Report on the Sub
ject Is Exported.
While the board of consulting engin
eers now at work on the plans, speci
fications and bids for the proposed fil
ter plant are reluctant to discuss the
proposition, the impression seems to
grow that the engineers will make im
portant recommendations relative to
altering the entire plan. As suggested
by The Argus yesterday, the engin
eers are considering the possibility of
cencentrating the filtering system at
the present reservoir plant, and doing
all the filtering there, at the same
time devising' some method of lessen
ing the cost of raising the water to
the hill, and making the plant such
that ample filtration will be possible
the year round.
MaklBK Thorough Study.
The engineers, John W. Alvord of
Chicago, George P. Prince of Denver
and the city engineer, Wallace Treich
ler, are making a thorough study of
the situation, and are going into the
plans very carefully. Mr. Alvord has
remarked several times since he first
looked over the local waterworks
plant .that to his mind there should
be some method of utilizing the reser
voir plant to its fullest capacity. He
considers it a find system of basins,
and first class in every way. The
only obstacle appears to be the cost
of pumping the raw water to the ba
sins on the hill, and if the engineers
can devise some way of overcoming
this, their recommendations will like
ly contain plans for an-entirely differ
ent' arrangement than has been con
templated so far.
Kalr tonight and Friday; warmer
Friday. Tlte Iowt temperature tt-
nlitht will be near the freezing; point.
J. M. SIIKRIER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. in., 34; at 3 p. ni.,
43. Maximum temperature In lant 24
houra, 43; minimum, 34. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 11 nillea per hour. Stage
of water, 5.7 feet, a rlxe of .5 foot In
lout 34 hour. Precipitation, .07 Inch.
March. 25 In History.
1877 Caroline Jones Chlsholm. Eng
lish philanthropist and "emigrants'
friend." died; boru 1S10.
1892 Walt Whitman, poet, died; born
1SD4 George Tlcknor Curtis, an au
thority and writer on constitution
al law, died; born 1812.
190S The famous Drury Lane theater
burned iu Loudon.
Sun sets G:13. rises 5:49; moon sets
lltf)S p. m.; 0 p. ui.. planet Neptune ap
IT IS A GALA DAY
AT McCABE'S, TOO
Kock Island's Other Kig Department
Store Shares in the Festivities
of an Event. '
This is a gala day for Rock Island
department stores in general. The big
stores of L. S. McCabe & company
were beautifully and artistically decor
ated throughout and throngs of people
were attracted. It has been a day of
commercial celebration bearing out
with striking emphasis the theory so
often advanced, that what helps any
of Rock Island's fine business enter
prises makes for the advantage of all
What attracts business for one bene
USE TRACTION ENGINE
IN WORKING THE ROADS
Example of Henry County Might Be
' Followed With Proiit in Hock
Kerler & Co. weave ruga.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Read II. K. Walker's Want adi.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry glvea green trad
Brown's Business college runs all
summer. Spring term begins April 5
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourta ave
Try Mr3. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Nothing so cheap lor a good, whole
some, hearty breakfast, as Mrs. Aus
tins' pancake flour. At all grocers.
Those interested will be glad to
know that Monday, April 5, is the
opening of the spring term at Brown's
C. W. Hackstadt, 1400 Fifteenlh
street, announces that he will have on
hand a large supply of absolutely pure
milk and cream, received fresh dally
Justice P. H. Wells has held Pearl
P. Martin to the grand jury under
bonds of $300 on the charge of adultery
and fornication. The defendant fur
nished bail and was released.
TORE OFF WIFE'S JEWELRY
Over in Henry county, where th?y
have some system in caring for their
dirt roads, Kewanee township has pur
chased a lG-horse power traction en
gine at a cost of $1,500 for the pur
pose of drawing graders and drags
It will take the nlace of eight horses
and will do the work much better and !
faster. Not only this, but it will be
available at times when the roads
most need attention and when the
horses of the farmers in the district
are demanded for farm work.
Several traction engines could be
used with, profit in Rock Island county
in the same manner. Such an outfit,
with suitable machinery to do the
work, will come nearer solving the
road problem in this community than
anything else yet in sight
W. I J. Bledsoe Is Defendant in a Suit
for a Divorce.
Allie M. Bledsoe in a bill for divorce
filed against her husband, William 3.
Bledsoe in the circuit court, chargss
that her spouse has been guilty of im
proper relations" with various other
women. They were married Nov. 'J,
1901, at Muscatine, and lived to
gether until two months ago. The
complainant declares that when they
separated her husband became violent,
and forcibly tore off her ear rings
which he had given her, and also her
finger rings, and threw them on the
floor and stamped on them. She asked
for an injunction to restrain him from
interfering with her. Sweeney & Wal
ker are the complainant's solicitors.
CANDIDACY OF SHALLBERG
Young Moline . Attorney Who Seeks
j Honors of the Bench.
.-' C. A. Shallbe'rg, the young Moline
attorney who seeks republican nomi
nation for circuit judge, is the present
city attorney of that city. He was born
In Moline Nov. C, 1876, and graduated
from the Moline high school in 189G.
After a course in law, he graduated
from the University of Michigan law
school in 1902, and immediately took
up the practice of law in Moline. Mr.
Shallberg was city attorney on the
republican ticket in 1905, and he was
re-elected in 1907 without opposition,
and is now serving his second term.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
There's a Reason. ,
'" TP O DAY Thousands viewed with de-
n imMMMmmtml the magnificent New Store, the
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TODAY Thousands viewed with de-
light the magnificent New Store, the
Springtime decorations and the beau
tiful Exhibits of the Spring Styles.
Our Formal Opening of the New Store is an un
folding of the fashion thought for the season a revealing of the
authoritative styles in Dress Fabrics, Laces and Trimmings; an Ex
position of Paris and American styles in Millinery, Suits and Gowns,
Coats and Wraps, dainty Negligee and Lingerie.
THE NEW STORE IS IN GALA DRESS
See the Jewelry Exhibits, the beautiful China display, the elegant
French Room and Rest Room; drink at the Fountain and dine in
the Grill Room Table d'Hote Luncheon de Luxe, 1 1 :00 to 3:00;
a la Carte service and Dainty Lunch 7:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m.
Whether purchases are contemplated or not.
The Philakean debating society held
its regular meeting this afternoon In
room 14. The following program was
Sketches from Mark Twain Eric
Debate Resolved, That the street
railways should be owned by the city
Affirmative Ellwood Fry and Ray
Negative Philip Olson and Hyman
Parliamentary Talk Mr. Burch.
The program was followed by a
short parliamentary law drill.
Last year's students at the school
were agreeably surprised yesterday af
ternoon when they saw Professor Bar
ton in the corridors. He accompanied
the Chicago University Glee club and
on reaching Rock Island strolled back
to his' old history class. His many
young friends clustered around him
and welcomed him. Professor Barton
Is doing some special work at Chicago
university and Is teaching In a high
school there at present. r j
The Hart Literary society held the
regular meeting yesterday afternoon.
The program was as follows:
Music Miss Inez Peterson.
Sketch of George Ade's Life-Miss
' Selections from "Fables in Slang"
Mi83 Rilla Fraser.
Parliamentary Law Drill, led by Mrs.
Music Miss Blanche Canty.
A meeting of the class day commit
tee was held yesterday afternoon . at
the request of Mr. Brown. The com
mittee decided to have an , excellent
program this year as the day is always
one of the most Important', of com
WILL CASE ENDED
Jury Retires to Consider Evi
dence in an Unusual Bit of
IS ALL ONE SIDED
contest are their wives and children.
The testimony sought to show that at
the time of making the will Mrs. Han
son was not competent to make a valid
will. The litigation of course was not
necessary as far as the members of
the family were concerned, but was
brought in order that the title might
be clear in every respect, and all deal
ings with the property be entirely
Defendants as Far as Possible Assist
Contestants In Effort to Prove '
The Hanson will contest, by which
it is sought to break the will of the
late Albertine Hanson, was concluded
in the circuit court today after a
week's trial, and was given to the
The will contest was a very unusual
bit of litigation, and in fact is the
most remarkable will contest that has
ever been tried in the Rock Island
circuit court. Mrs. Albertina Hanson
in her will gave her two sons, John
Albert Hanson and Carl Oscar Han
son, a life interest in the real estate,
which is valued at, something like
$15,000. On the death of her sons the
property, according to the will, is to
go to the grand-children. The will
leaves the property in such shape that
it Is - depreciating In value, and the
heirs seek to have the title changed
so that the property can be kept up.
. All on One Side. - ' t
The remarkable thing about the case
is that the defendants were allied en
tirely with , the complainants, and in
fact testified in favor of .the breaking
of the will. . The complainants are the
two sons, and the defendants in the
IS LAST ENTERTAINMENT
Passion Play Pictures Doing Shown
, 'at Zion Lutheran Church.
The Passion play pictures at the
Zion Lutheran church, which have
been exhibited the last two evenings,
have been attracting much attention
and have been shown to large crowds.
The pictures are very beautiful and
each evening short talks are given and
special music provided. This evening
Rev. E. K. Jonson will sneak and
there will be special music, also. The
children of Bethany home will be ad
mitted free this evening.
TO THE LADIES.
Friday Afternoon From 2 to 4
- We will present 'each lady calling
at our store tomorrow with a beauti
ful tea rose. Respectfully,
BEAL TAILORING CO.,
Illinois theater building.
ELDERS ARE TO
Company ot Representatives of the
Church of Latter Day Saints to
Meet Here for Two Days.
A company of elders of the Chureh
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
will hold a conference at Math's hall
Saturday and Sunday. The first meet
ing will be held Saturday evening at
7:30 and President G. EI Ellsworth of
the northern states mission will be in
charge of the services. Services will
be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon and
7:30 Sunday evening. Monday njght
at Math's hall at 7:30 a program wi'l
be given by members of the branch
and after the program refreshments
will be served by the relief society
ladies. The public is invited to the.se
meetings. The subjects to . be dis
cussed are faith, .repentence, baptism,
laying on of hands, restoration of the
gospel, church organization and divine
companied by Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Reid of Rapid City, S. D., who will
visit for a few days.
The Name is Mather.
The plat of the new-town which is
to rise on the Rock Island Southern
at the site of. the big coal mines in
Preemption township has been filed In
Aledo and. it' is found that the name
is not Hazleton nor yet Winchell, 'but
Mather. Houses will aoon begin to
rise on the townslte. - '
Bo pes Farm Sold.
The Daniel Bopes farm, located a
mile north of Edgington postofflce, was
sold yesterday at master in chancery
sale on the petition of four of the six
heirs and was bought for $12,350 by I
N. Bopes, representing the four heirs.
Two hundred acres of fine land was
involved, the sale being subject to the
dower interest of the widow, who wi'l
occupy a portion of the farm on which
the buildings are located.
Accident on Rock Island Southern.
Louis Martin, employed at the con
struction camp on the Rock Island
Southern in Preemption township,
was injured Tuesday. While un
loading piling some of the timbers
fell on him, and he was taken to
I camp and given surgical attention
Apparently he is injured internally
and his condition is serious. Martin,
who is from Monmouth, recently re
turned from the Isthmus of Panama,
where he was employed several
,B. F, Schriver and George Clarke
left last evening for New Orleans.
Judge F. D. Ramsay is to be here
tomorrow to give decisions in the cir
cuit court xln matters which he has
heard and taken under advisement.
Rev. W. . Marquis of this city de
livered an address at the First-Presbyterian
church at Muscatine last Ev
ening on the topic "Idle Gold." "'
Mr. .and Mrs. J. A. Reid returned
home last evening .from Burlington,
where they were called by the death
of Mr. Reld's mother They were ac-
NEW STREET CAR
Jacob Gerke of Washington Arrives
to Assume Duties in Tri-CIty
Jacob Gerke, for 14 years master
mechanic of the Capital Traction com
pany of Washington, D. C, has arrived
to take up similar duties' for the Tri-
City Railway company. Mr. Gerke is
a man of considerable experience and
will doubtless prove his worth- in' the
company's equipment department.
Notice to Property Holders.
, Persons owning property on Nintn
street, from Third to Eighteenth ave
nue, and Twelfth street from First f
Fourth avenue, are hereby notified to
put In service pipes and sewer con-'
nections before paving Is commenced.
M. T. RUDGREN,
and returning- Prosperity. You
can nee It In the exquisite stork
of Wall Paper, of the best quali
ties that we are selling: at such
low prices. We have a new stock
that has never been excelled for
.""' variety and excellence of designs
or rich and handsome coloring.
Call and examine before purchas
ing your Spring Wall Paper.
P. J. LEE, 1314 3d Ave.