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THE AHGTJS, WEDNESDAY; MARCH 31. 1909.
i ABOUT PLANS
Cuncil to Meet Tonight to Dis
cuss Proceedure on New
' 1 " ' Proposition.
FOR PLANT ON THE HILL
Inspected That lloth Kngineers Will
Bid for Work of Preparing Ie
, . tails One Good Sign.
The city council is to hold an ad
journed meeting this evening to fur
ther consider the waterworks an l 'liter
Situation, and the proposition to be de
elded is the method of securing plana
for the proposed new filter plant on
the hill. There are several me' hods
proposed, one being to emp'oy engi
neers to nrenare detailed nli'.ns. an
other being to follow the method pur
sued in the first Instance ntid allow
the companies bidding to furnish th:
detailed plans, and another contem
plates the changing of the plans al
ready adopted in such a way as to
tneet the requirements of the d iff .rent
It is expected that both Mr. Alvord
nd. Mr. Prince will submit A i for
preparing detailed plans for the filler
on the hill. Mr. Prince is hv, and
Mr. Alvord has been wired Dy the
clerk and asked to bid. Tlnse gen
t!emen are entirely familiar v.'ih the
local situation, and either of them
vould be competent to prepar? th-
plans ifthe city decided io follow
Fre of Influence.
In reviewing the situation, there is
one thing in connection with the te
port of the engineers that is particu
larly gratifying, and that Is the fact
that the expert engineers hn- been
entirely free of all influence on the
part of the bidders. It is well known
that representatives, of practically all
of the bidders were before the engi
neers last week, and made efforts to
head off the recommendation for the
hill site, In order not to be forced to
submit a hew bid. The engineers,
however, did not-yleld to the sugges
tions of the bidders, who wanted to
have plans executed which wouiu, in
the opinion of the engineers, not be
for the best interests of the city.
This is a good sign, and gives much
satisfaction to the public.
BUYS CEMETERY LOT
AND SHOOTS SELF
Davenport Man ('0111111118 Suicide Af
ter Completing Arrangements
Ernest C. Koetke, a Davenp rt
man aged 30 years, committed sui
cide this afternoon after stating that
he was going to do so and after lim
ing arranged for the purchase of a
i lot in-a cemetery. The man went to
the Rur.ge undertaking rooms afto.-
dinner and arranged to buy a lot at
Fairmount cemetery claiming at the
time that it was for the remains ol
a sister who had died some years ago
and for the rest of his family wher.
they died, lie also stated that he
had decided to commit suicide and
he showed the undertaker a revolv
er. The undertaker tried to dissuade
! him from his purpose and as soon
as Koetke had gone, he went to the
phone to notify the police, but was
stopped on his way by the report of
' a revolver and on going outside he
found the body of Koetke who had
carried out his purpose. No reason
is know n for the act. Koetke was ;i
cigar maker and apparently in good
. circumstances. He is survived by his
wife and two children.
Says Husband Deserted.
Mrs. Jessie A. Hamilton has filed a
bill for divorce, charging that her hus
band, Clinton H. Hamilton, deserted
her July 2ti, 19!fi. They were married
Feb. 29. l'.MM. II. M. McCaskrin rep
resents the complainant. -
IS SURE UNIQUE
Exigencies of a Campaign That
. Into "Citizens."
MEETING AT TURNER HALL
Parse C.ets Chier Boosting Hut Move
ment Is Handicapped by Par
It's Physically Impossible
Ready-made clothes are all
bought at the same time.
When the manufacturer has
finished one season's output,
he starts planning for the next,
so that he is designing spring
styles when the retailer has
just begun to sell winter
clothes. The Merchant Tailor
hasn't this handicap. He has
no manufacturing time except
when a customer places an
order. His clothe: are always
a season newer his ideas are
always six months later. It's
physically impossible for
ready-made clothes to be up-to-date,
because the mah who
sells them must rely upon a
system of manufacture which
cannot lessen the distance be
tween designing time and
wearing time Men who are
not particular about what they
wear can get very nice, service
able suits at a clothing store,
or a cheap tailor's, but they
can't get the degree of individ
uality, which is the underly
ing principle of first-class
E F DORN,
J. B. ZIMMER & SON.
The republican "citizens" meeting
at Turner hall last evening was v.
study in the exigencies of municipal
politics. It happened to, be presided
over by H. F. Knox, chairman of the
republican city committee, though the
honor was unsolicited and entirely a
surprise, as that gentleman took pains
to explain. s
At the very outset of the meeting
1 he "citizen" feature was hammered
in till the candidates below mayor,
when called upon to say a few words,
were so impressed that they did not
dare to chirrup for themselves.
The session lasted just one hour, in
which time there were just i3
speeches by actual count, and two
numbers by the martial band, and it
the close three cheers were given for
Mr. Carse and then for "the entire
Chairman Knox disclaimed respon
sibility for the whole affair, when. n
announcing Judge W. H. Gest, he volun
teered the information that the judge
was "the next speaker on this pro
gram that was handed me as I came in
the door." He neglected to say who
did the handing. Judge Gest, how
ever, was not in the audience and
neither was B. D. Connelly, who was
twice called upon.
Ah to the Minor
The apparent object was to waive
politics so far as it pertained to the
candidacy of Henry Carse for mayor,
and leave the others on the
ticket to take .'their chances 1111
uer the old nartv standard.
o every nouy uoosteu Mr. t arse to a
fare-you-well. Only one forgot to do
this. That was Justice J. H. Cleland
and he came back and put on anoth !
turn, making it strong. J. F. Moelier,
candidate for assessor, remarked whon
he came on near the end of the bill
that all the English adjectives and
other parts of speech had been used
upon Mr. vCaise and so Mr. Moellr
was driven to say a few words in
J. K. Scott came on first "to break
the ice," as he expressed it. He broke
it, all right, but got in over his head
when, after what was really the m 1st
eloquent burst of the evening, iie
lamely wound ii an appeal lor non
partisan support for Mr. Carse by de
daring that, while he was personally
friendly to both candidates for mayor
he intended supporting Mr. Carsa
"because he is of -my party."
S. W. Searle was then intro
duced and made a plea for the sup
port of Mr. Carse Wy members of ill
parties on the ground that he is better
fitted to have charge of the city's Af
fairs on the eve of the era of indus
trial growth, that the speaker pre
dicted is opening before Rock Island.
Mr. ( a rue 1m Heard.
Mr. Carse was presented and made
non-partisan address, devoting
some time to his former admin
istration of the office of mayor, not
ing the fact it was he who designed
he system of numbering streets and
avenues now used; that he built the
'it'th avenue sewer up to Seventeenth
street, removed the waterworks from
the west end of the city to its present
location and at the same time took
care of a floating debt of $170,000.
Referring to the fact that it is u .o
lie new administration to deal with
he water purification plant he said
he believed if there was one thing he
knew about it was water, for he had
made his living out of it for many
years. In concluding he isaid that
many inquiries had been made as 'o
whom he would fill his appointive offi
ces with in case of his election. To
these he had replied that he would
use his best judgment and the people
would have to trust him. He added
that it was somewhat strange that no
body had asked Mr. McCaskrin who
his appointees would be anil intimated
that if his opponent should declare
himself in this rutspect he .himself
might feel called upon to mske a simi
Clarence Schroeder, wher was next.
discussed the fitness of candidates in
an impersonal way, and G. C. Wenger,
who as he put it, "didn't happen to be
a candidate for anything this spring.
followed and boosted the ticket in
general. Mr. Wenger wound up by
saying that he would like to he
from the candidate for alderman In the
Fourth ward and Jonas Bear imme
diately stepped over the chairman's
prerogatives and took to the boards.
Hear anal Witter' Sample the Water,
Mr. Bear said being a candidate had
given him something to do und he wal
corned his nomination for that reason
He was now busily engaged in goin
about asking people to vote for him
. ' ".'-i'-'is
ON THE PLAN
Members of Board of Control
Consider Propositions of
W. C. Lawson.
LARDNER MAKES REPORT
Submits the Scheme for Providing
All With Rights of Way
Idea Meets With Favor.
A conference of the board of con
trol of the Industrial commission was
held yesterday afternoon at the office of
Secretary Levi in the Rock Island
Club building, for the purpose of con
sidering the franchise proposition of
W. C. Lawson. President T. J. Medill.
of the commission, presided. The
1 proposition made by Mr. Lawson was
Charles L. Speckhart Is proving an , ,.n!isi,ierAri nn,i urn fmmrf t i, ,,t
acceptable in its entirety. As a result
Mr. Lawson left today for Chicago to
ideal candidate for aldermau in the
Second ward. He lias the advantage
over his opponent in more ways than
one. He is a property owner, there
fore a taxpayer, and on that account
is cognizant of the needs of the ward
and vitally interested in the upbuild
ing of his district. He also stands re
markably well with the business men
of the entire city.
In view of certain statements that
have been circulated purely for politi
cal purposes, Mr. Speckhart desires to
say that he defies anyone to produce
anything to the detriment of his char
acter or reputation. He has always
met his business obligations and has
conducted his campaign in a clean and
gentlemanly manner. ,
Copyright, 1108, by the Merchant
Tailors'- League. , .
upon waterways. He praised the
Mississippi river from the falls of
Minnehaha to the gulf of Mexico and
back again and in his mind's eye sav
Kock Island as the queen of the valley
in the great hence with lake and dep
sea commerce delivered first hand at
City Clerk M. T. Rudgren was next
on the program that had been given
10 unairman Knox and lie among
other things thanked the democrats
for the confidence they had displayed
in him by failing to name a man 10
run against him. John T. Noftsker,
nominee for collector, said it was n
patriotic thing for the democrats to do
to leave the head of the ticket vacant
when there was such a good man as
Mr. Carse on the other side.
Clelantl'H Hunt Kap. '
Justice J. II. Cleland said if re
elected he would be-found in his office
daily from 8 a. 111 till 5 p. m and si
ways in condition to do business,
which was certainly handing a bunch
to some of the J. P.'s of this burg.
K. 11. McKown was called upon as
president of the Business Men's asso
a 1 ion and spoke briefly without say-
ng much, and then Chairman Knox
uggested three cheers for the entire
"Standing vote," called out some
well meaning individual in the audience.
'Standing vote," assented Mr. Knox.
Everybody got up- "Three cheers for
Mr. Carse," said the chairman, chang-
ng his program.
1 Hey were given.
"Three cheers for the entire repub-
ican ticket," again urged the chair.
"Hooray," observed two or three.
By this time the enthusiasm had all
been consumed and so the meeting
return on the call of the boa"d of con
trol, which iu the meantime has re
ferred the proposition for further con-,
- Com I It re HeportH. I
J. F. Lardner, chairman of the spe
cial committee which has hem en
deavoring to work out a solution of
the railway right of way problem, was
present, and submitted to the board
and the trustees of the Greite: Rock
Island development fund wVi were
present as an advisory committee, the
report of the proposition heviefore
publicly discussed. This proposition,
it will be remembered, conteii.plates
a method of furnishing right of way
that will be practical and acceptable
Tor any and all railway comptiiiion
that may reek to enter the city f:om
the south. Mr. Lardner's report so
impressed the members of the tv.o
bodies that after a general discussion
the conclusion was reached Miat a so
lution of the track problem is near at
hand, and that growing out of this a
way will be opened whereby all roads
may be .furnished with sat-sfactor
means of entering the city.
WE TRUST THE PEOPL
FURNITURE, CARPETS AND STOVES
One dollar a week will do as an inducement to visit our
store. We will place on sale Friday at 10 a. m.
500 Live Potted China
Just the thing- to take home for Palm Sunday.
worth at all
'long as they
last we sell
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.V ". V-oi"; y-5Vx
, &rmx?. China Fan
'. irvrs wilt r i. .
"it , lor oniy
29c Take 0rie Home for Palm Sunday 29c
If elected he promised that "not a
drop of the (people's money would
filter into his private pocket." As
he said this he poured a glass of water
from the pitcher on the table before
him and proceeded to drink it, display
ing so much satisfaction that the suspi
clons of Jimmy Witter, candidate for city
attorney, were aroused and he Imme
diately proceeded to also sample the
DECIDE TO STOP -
AT LOCAL HABBOR
I'eoria Hoat Club Secretary Thanks
Island City Association for In
vitation ami Accepts.
Secretary C. L. Beardsley of the
Island City Boating association
has received a letter from the sec
retary of the boating club at Peoria
and the writer thanked the local club
for the invitation to the Peoria club
to stop at this city on its way to the
great regatta at Burlington in July,
The combined Peoria and St. Louis
fleets comprising some of the -best
motor boats in the west will be in
this city July 2 and 3.
The letter and some enclosed clip
pings gave consiuerauie intormaiion
in regard to the regatta which is to
take place at Peoria in August under
the auspices of the Ivy club of Pe
oria. At that regatta, which will be
without doubt the greatest meeting
of boats ever held in western waters,
there will be representative boats
from all sections of the country. Thej
fastest boats of the Mississippi river
CHAT OF THE CAMPAIGN
The democratic aldermanic ticket is
trong in every ward in the city. It
s composea 01 representative men
Vote the democratic town ticket.
Democratic meeting at Turner hall
omorrow evening. All candidates,
onimitteeuien and party members are
invited to be present.
CAPITAL STOCK IS
Stockholders of Hock Island Smuli-
cut Hold Meeting Here, and
Adjourn to. DavcnjK'it.
The stockholders of the Rock Island
Southern held a meeting today, con-
ening at the Harper house this morn
ing. The action of the directors to
increase the capital stock of the com
pany to $2.5uo,uU) was approved, and
the name of the Davenport & Subur-
Huber is the right man for city
torney, and he is a winner.
Smith, the democratic nominee for
police magistrate, is an ideal candi
date, and he will make an ideal magistrate.
Elect the democratic justices of the
peace and constables and break up the
justice shop system in Rock Island.
In the compiling of the official bal
lot by City Clerk Rudgren today it
was discovered that the democrats
have a candidate for alderman in the
Seventh ward in the person of James
Warner of 1416 Thirty-ninth street
whose name was written in on the
ballot primary day.
Funeral of Mrs. Stafford.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. Mary E. .Stafford were held at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon at the
home of the daughter, Mrs. V. A: Ror-
ison, 1034 Fourteenth street. Rev. Mar
ion Hunmhreys being in charge. In
terment was made at Chippiannock
Funeral of Mrs. Davis.
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Frances
Beckwith Davis of South Rock Island
was held yesterday afternoon from th:
home of her mother, Mrs.. W. V
Duffin, 191C Fifth avenue in this cP.y
The services were conducted by Rev
VV. M. Story of Moline and Rev. W
B. Clemmer of this city. Burial took
place at Riverside cemetery in Mo
Funeral of C. J. Fulscher.
The funeral of.C. J. Fulscher cf
Hampton was heM yesterday after
noon at 8 o'clock from the home. The
services which were attended by many
of his friends, were conducted by Rev.
and the Illinois river have already IS AN EXPERT IN HIS LINE
N. Helman. O. D- of Young & Mc
Combs' Optical Department, Is
Man of Experience.
j. N. Helman. O. D., In charge of
been entered in the races and assur-
ances have been given that several
of the best of the eastern boats will
be entered. Among these latter are
the "Vim and the "Den" both of
which are second in the east only to. the optical parlor at Young & Mc
the renowned "Dixie." I Combs, formerly of Kauffmann's, Pitts
It is the hope-of the members of burg, the largest department store In
the local club to nave a representa- the state of Pennsylvaniahas had ex-
tive at this gathering and several tensive experience, in refractive work
01 me Doai owners are aireaay con- incjuaing the examination of all the
siaenng me inp. school -children In the two counties of
Groundhog Nipht In Missouri. that state, by appointment of the
Mrs. William Berry of Bellflower,. ; school boards. He will conduct the
Mo., who is a widow; and consequent- department iu a first class maimer.
Mr. Witter aDnarentlv ! W a traDner. causrht seven eroundhoM handling . only the best . quality of
found it was nothing but river water. In her seven steel traps a few nltfbta goods and give every case individual
ior ne -tauncueu on. 'inLo a aiscourse -ago. , - uie auu uueuuou.
ban was changed to the Rock Island
Southern Railway company. The cor
porations are owned by the Walsh in
terests. The session adjourned, but
an informal meeting is still being held
this afternoon in Davenport, and plans
for the extension of the line are being
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leaving a nice clear healthy skin.
Write E. W. Rose Medical company,
St. Louis. Mo. for sample. All drug
gists sell Zemo. For sale by Harper
House pharmacy . 1
is the esrXQM
Mark the" Marquette Mark.
It means: ,
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there is something that you can't measure, weigh
or count- know how.
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