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THE 'ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY I; 1909.
I SEWER REBUILT
Instructs Contractor to Place It
in Condition to Meet Terms
' . of. Ordinance.
FACTS ARE BROUGHT OUT
Shown that Connection Was Made hy
Agreement and Only as a Tem
At the special meeting of the c ity
council last evening, the contractor,
P. P. Trenkenschuh, was ordered to
place the Seventeenth street sewer
as specified by the ordinance, and
Mayor Schaffer and the mayor-elect,
George VV. McCaskrin, and the city
attorney, were instructed to confer
with the owner and agent of the
Best building and arrange for the
relief of the building during the
time the sewer is being reconstruct
ed. In the general discussion of the
proposition, several important facts
were brought out. It was shown that
the sewer has not' been built accord
ing to ordinance; that the contract
er laid the sewer according to the
city engineer's instructions; that the
plumbing inspector refused permis
sion for & permanent connection to
the sewer tit the Best building; that
permission for. a temporary connec
tion was granted with the sanction
of the board of -local improvements,
and that the temporary connection
was the subject of a written agree
ment between 'the' plumbing inspector
and Mr. Claussen, the agent at that
time forythe-building'. ' : I'- V
''fcut" He Helnillt:
The Cbmmltee which investigated
the situation mude its report through
Alderman Blochltnger, - who stated
that the committee fouiul the sewer
not according to ordinance, and sub
mitted a report ofL. Payton, a Mo
line civil engineer, who made a sur
vey of the sewer.
After the, discussion had progress
ed to some length, it was decided
that some representative of the prop
erty should be present and VV. L
Ludolph was sent for by the council.
Mr. Ludolph said that the sewer con
structed . .. according, to ordinance
would be all that could be expected,
even,, if., Ihe building would not' be
properly served in that case. . The
matter of extra expense to keep the
drain open. from the building while
the eewer is being rebuilt was pre
sented to Mr. udolph, but he. de:
cliued U.discuss it. . .....
The 'plumbing inspector reported
the manner in which the temporary
eonhe'et'ions were ' made and told of
the written agreement between him
self and Mr. Claussen on this point,
j-ie was asked to file this paper in
the city clerk's office. " Mr. McCask
rin' suggested that this agreement
might have an important bearing on
the matter of the expense of keeping
the building open and damage from
back water in case of a severe rain
( Ity lCuKlueer KxplninM.
, ': The city engineer repeated the ex
planation he has heretofore made,
that he was incorrectly informed as
to certain conditions in the Best
building and that" had the figures
given him been correct, the sewer
would have been correct also, and
would have, served the building. He
admitted that the contractor built
the sewer according to his instruc
tions, but not according to ordinance.
The engineer estimated' the cost of
rebuilding the sewer at $680, and
possibly some additional cost for
keeping a pump in operation to keep
the building open while the work is
being done. It will take two weeks
to do the work.
Finally a motion of Alderman
Blochlinger, providing for the re
construction of the sewer, prevailed.
Mayor-Elect George McCaskrin, who
occupied a seat at the side of the
m chief hg
mayor, took part in the discussion,
and expressed his approval of the
course followed by the council.
BiiMlurHa for Monday.
Chairman Tuckis of the finance
committee told the council that he
will insist on a vote Monday evening.
by the old council, on the bills of the
city attorney for extra compensation
in me nigner courts, anu on me uiu
of II. F. Dutler, the expert account
ant who some time ago made an
audit of the waterworks accounts.
Mr. Butler charged $4 50 for extras
and he has since agreed to take $U0
in settlement of the account. The
city attorney's hills were presented
at the lust meeting and laid over to
POSTPONE THE DUAL
HIGH SCHOOL MEET
Davenport Will Hold
X'Xt Week Sopho
The dual track meet which was to
have been held this afternoon between
the Moline and Davenport high schools
at Exposition park was postponed on
account of the unfavorable weather.
The learns have arranged to pull off
the track events and the jumps Tues
day afternoon, and the weight events
will be held Wednesday evening. The
contests will be held at the Exposition
The sophomores of the high school
this morning won the dual class meet
with the freshmen, at Exposition park.
The meet was designed as a means of
arousing the interest of the younger
men of the school in track athletics.
No extraordinary records were made,
the men as a rule not being experienc
ed in the events, and the contestants
being handicapped "by the unfavorable
weather and track conditions. There
were 30 students entered in the differ
ent events, the teams being about even
in number. The sophomores maintain
ed a safe lead throughout.
TESTS SHOW MILK
IS ABOVE STANDARD
Br. Dart, Health Commissioner, Takes
Samples from Wagons Butter
Fat Buns High.
Dr. Ralph Dart, health commissioner,
today took up samples of milk from the
various dealers,, and made tests. The
results show that the dealers are fur
nishing & product better than is re
quired by law, so far as tfie amount
of butter fat is concerned. The la.v
requires- 15 per cent, and every sample
tested ."hows more than that amount.
The percentages are as ' follows:
Strayer, 4; 11. DierotT. 3.2; Beemati.
3.4; A. Gom-ch, 3.4; F. Gottsch. 3.S;
Anderson, 4.C; C. Newark, 3.8; J.
Downing, 3.0; E. Dierolf, 3.fi; F. Van
Korbeck. 3.4; Xorris Bros., 3.4; F. II.
Druckmiller, 4; Eckhart, 3.4; Maeir,
3.S; Burnett, 3.0; White, 3.4; Scherer
4; Spitznas, 3.0.
Mrs. Ella Read has returned home
after spending the winter in Louisville,
Mrs. T. M. DeKay has gone to Chi
cago to visit iier husband, who is in
business in that city.
Mrs. Rebecca Taylor left this after
noon for Viola to attend the commence
ment exercises of the Viola high
Clou Wright leaves for Detroit t
morrow evening to serve as delegate
to the steel workers' convention which
is to be held there. Mr. Wright rep
resents Sylvan lodge No. 15.
Members of local 100, IT. B. of C. &
J., are requested to meet at Industrial
hall at 1 p. m. tomorrow to attend the
funeral of deceased brother Benjamin
Stephen Durling. HARRY PAYNE,
Edward J. Struss, Vice Pres.
, v Fin. Sec'y.
illustration is to remind the
fact that this healthful
to Royal its active and
edient. From the grape
rives those prime qualities which
make it unique as
ageht, a . favorite with all who de
sire the finest, most healthful food
Royal is the only Baking Powder
made from Royal Grip Cream of Tartar
ARE FINED $100
Plead Guilty in County Court to
Charge of Renting for Im
TWO OTHERS PROSECUTED
George Schaffer, I-'red Martens and
Hubert . Shannon Pay Other
. Cases Continued.
Five owners of proneny that is
claimed to havo been leased for the
purpose Of prostitution were arraign
ed in the comity court yesterday af
ternoon on information filed by State's
Attorney L. M. Magill, .and" three
plead gnilty to the charge-of leasing
houses for this purpose, and were fined
$K;0 and costs each.
Georga Schaffer. who owns the prop
erty occupied by Xell Hill; Fred Mar
tens, who lias conducted the Buffalo
on Twenty-fourth street, and Robert
Shannon, who has conducted a place
on Seventeenth street, were the three
who plead guilty. They all paid their
tines, the total being $120.S3 in each
case. Shannon paid only a part of the
amount, but arranged to settle the
Ttvo 4'unph Cnuliiiueil.
Caniiel Mortier and Thomas Rosen
field were the two others arraigned,
and they were granted continuances of
their cases. Rosenfield furnished bail
in the sum of $1.2i0, with G. Albert
jonuson ana uuo uroijan nj sureties, j
Mortier furnished $,"0f bail. He plead
not guilty to tlie charge. itosenheld s
chargod with renting property to Dot
The arrests of the property owners
is the sequel to the stale's attorney's
move to put an end to disorderly
houses in Rock Island. He declared,
when he caused the arrest of the
keepers of the places, that he would
prosecute the owners of the places,
and this was done yesterday.
Iloy In Fined SRIO.
Frank Goff, one of the trio of young
men arrested for stealing chickens in '
South Rock Island, plead guilty in the
county court yesterday afternoon, and
was fined ?2) and costs, the total
amounting to about $30.
OBSERVE MAY DAY
College Band Gives Early Pro
gram in Dome of Tower
on Main Building.
DUT BEFORE BREAKFAST
Students of August ana Follow the
Custom That Has Prevailed
Through Several Decades.
People living in the vicinity of Aug-us-tana
college, who were awakened
this morning at C o'clock by 1h?
strains of bund music, knew that it
was the first of May. As is customary
on "May day" the college band got up
early, climbed the stairs to the top of
the college dome, opened the windows
in the tower and then there was music
in the crisp morning air. The pro
gram lasted from 0 to " o'clock and
consisted principally of American and
Swedish national airs. Because of the
unusually cold weather, the hand mem
bers were given' a "bracer" in the form
of hot coffee iu the dining hall before
going into the tower.
In Ani-lcnt 'utm.
The custom of celebrating "May
day" at the college dates back to no
one knows exactly when. The day was
observed, however, before the college
was moved to Rock Island in 1874.
Before the present college building
was erected.' the band used to play on
the roof of the old college building,
which Is now used as the boys' dormi-
tory. Because of the high location,
th sound of the music Is .carried
considerable distance In all directions
and often can be heard more plainly
in the down town districts of Moline
and Rock Island than in the immediate
vicinity below the college building.
Come From Sweden.
The "May day" celebration at the
college is a remnant of the Swedish
national custom of observing the day.
It is the custom in that country to
regard the day almost as a national
holiday and it Is celebrated all over
the land.. Dancing around the May
pole during the entire night preceding
May 1 is the principal feature of th i
celebration, huge bonfires being built
in the vicinity of the may-pole to light
up Hie neighborhood and give it an air
of festivity. Those who have . wit
nessed the may-pole dance assert that
It is: a scene of beauty never to ba
HAND IN ROLLERS
Young Woman Is Severely In
jured in Accident at the
C. 0. D. Laundry .
CAUGHT IN HOT MACHINE
Is Terribly Burned and Bruised Be
fore Iteleasecl from Grip of the
Miss Ella McMahon, an employe it
the C. O. D. laundry, met with a ser
ious accident yesterday while at work,
and as a result her left hand is in
very serious condition. The accident
occurred on the manelin machine
which Miss McMahon was operating.
This machine is used for ironing large
pieces of laundry, and in some way
Miss McMahon's left hand was caught
by the heated rollers and drawn into,
the machine. Before the roller was
stopped her hand was badly burned
and crushed. Practically all the flesh
from the palm of the hand was burned
away from the contact with the hot
roller and the back of the hand was
badly crushed. Physicians were sum
moned at once and the Injuries were
given immediate attention
CauNen Great Pain.
The hand is still so bruised and
swollen that it is impossible to teil
whether any bones are broken or not.
The pain from the injured hand is in
tense and Miss McMahon was unable
to sleep last night despite the seda
tives which were given to ease thei
pain and cause sleep. This morning
less pain was experienced, and It Is
hoped that there will be steady Im-
" u,"uc"; V 'WYt.fu, mm is ""'
c..e nrst nijurj .ugiaineu oy launury
girls who were operating the manglin
machine, as one suffered practically
the same accident some six weeks ago.
She has yet not fully recovered.
NEW EXPRESS OFFICE
OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Wells-Fargo Company Begins Opera
tions Over the Milwaukee To
day Teams Delivering.
The ofliee cf the Wells-Fargo Ex
press company, at 1605 Second ave-
nuue, was formally opened for busi
ness this morning by Agent C. H.
Hoskinsou, who came here from
South Heights, Chicago, to take
charge of the affairs of the company.
The offices of the company in Moline
and Davenport were also opened for
business this morning, and the pros
pects of the company's doing a profit
able business are bright. Three wag
ons were put into commission at the
local office, two of them being for
day service and the other being for
night work. The new wagons and
the horses which draw them were
brought down from Chicago, and
they make a fine appearance. The
horses are doubtless the best ap
pearing that have ever been seen in
express business in this city. The
fixtures for the office were made at
tne Rock Island Wpod works.
Funeral of Charles Durkee.
The funeral of Charles Durkee, 313
Forty-fifth street, was held this after
noon at 2 o'clock from the home. The
services were conducted by Rev. D. H.
Leland of the Edgewood Baptist
church. Burial took place at Chippian
Funeral of Mrs. Plummer.
The funeral services over the re
mains of Mrs. Sarah Moore Plummer.
which are expected .here tomorrow
morning from San Jose, Cal., will be
held tomorrow afternoon at 3 : 30 o'clock
at the Broadway Presbyterian church.
The services will be conducted by Rev.
W. S. Marquis. Burial will take place
at Chippiannock cemetery. Dr. S. C.
Plummer of Chicago, a son of Mrs.
Plummer, will accompany the remains.
Bad Attack of Dysentery Cured.
"An honored citizen of this town
was suffering from a severe attack of
dysentery. He told a friend if he
could obtain a bottle of Chamberlain'?
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy,
ae felt confident of being cured, hf
having used this remedy in the west
He was told that I kept it in stock
and lost no time in obtaining It, and
was promptly, cured,'
says : M. . J.
Leach, druggist, of Wolcott, Vt. Fori Combs." have been 'awarded the con -
1 sale by all druggists. ' Itract for the new- Kewanee federal
TAKE A RHP AT
United Christian Party in Con
vention at Tower Adopts
GOLDEN RULE AS STANDARD
Want! Power to Control Prices
Food Limited and Ask Legis
lators to Take Action.
The. annual convention ' of the
United Christian party is being held
at the Watch Tower today, opening
this morning. This morning the chief
business was the adoption unani
mously of the following proclamation:
"We, the united Christian party, in
national conference, assembled in His
name in the. Watch Tower in Rock Is
land, 111., May 1, 1909, reaffirm our
platform of 1908, and again acknowl
edge Almighty God as the world's com
mander and King Jesus as the right
ful ruler of all nations and the dec
alogue and Jesus rule as the highest
authority and only perfect standard
measure for and by which all can
tell what constitutes just laws and
"Therefor led by God's Spirit and
prayer for His kingdom, governed
by His command of love we proclaim
this message to all rulers, governors
and law makers in every state and
nation and ask the press to publish
to the world that the Christian party
can not respect any ruler that ignores
King Jesus rule or law makers who
disregard and wilfully disobey God's
commandments in framing or exe
cuting our laws. And we declare
that we will not uphold nor obey any
law that contravenes the Divine
Ilnp Patten Wheat Corner.
"And we further ask and demand
that our rulers and lawmakers of the
United States shall adopt and use the
decalogue and the golden rule as a
standard measure for all our laws
and government. To end war, and
settle the tariff, labor, trust, liquor
Sabbath and all question of vital Im
portance according to the Lord's
standard and rule, and believing that
coveteousness is cursing humanity,
we ask our rulers to limit individual
wealth and speedily curb the power
of any man or combine to corner or
regulate the price of our daily bread
. "We favor ground and income tax
instead' of a tariff that protects the
trusts in robbing the people of thei
God given necessities and consider it
a disgrace to America for our rulers
tQ aow such fereed Bnd to stm buiM
battleships to compete with nations
that are doomed to perish by the
sword because they use the sword in
stead of God's standard.
"Therefor, the Christian party
considers the Lord's standard the
most important national issue and
will make this its leading issue and
standard for 1912, and we kindly
ask the press and all interested to
please help publish and agitate this
standard and by faith and work com
bined under the command of Jehov
ah, led by King Jesus and backed
by the standard of Almighty God
The Christian party will go forward
in His name, anxious to hear from
all who will cooperate in this great
purpose and appreciate every effort
of the press, the church or Individ
ual in helping lift up this standard
until Isaiah 59:19 and our prayer,
'Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done
on earth' is fulfilled and literally
answered to the glory of God and
for the benefit of humanity." -
Turney In Speaker.
Among those who are participating
In the day's deliberations is Rev. Dan
iel B. Turney of Decatur, who was the
party's candidate Yor president, and
was on the ticket in several states last
fall. He was one-of the speakers this
afternoon. Others present Include
Henry H. Simpson of Pana, and John
Zimnferman of Peoria. The attendance
this morning was small. National
Chairman W. R. Benkert was made
chairman of the day, and John Frey
of this city, national treasurer, was
This afternoon a business session is
being held, and this evening there is
to be a religious service. ,.
GO BACK TO KANSAS CITY
Two Men Arrested Here Arc fTurnel
Over to Sheriff. ; i"
Ben Gagle and Sam Floyd, arrest
ed here some time ago as fugitives
from justice, were last evening turn
ed over by the police iepartment to
the sheriff from -Kansas City. The
men are wanted in Kansas City on
charges of felonious assault in con
nection with labor troubles there.
DISMISSES D0ERING CASE
Justice Finds Evidence Against the
The case of Herman Doering, who
was charged by his wife with attempt
ing to kill her with an axe, came up
for trial this afternoon in Justice P.
H. Wells court, and was dismissed on
'he grounds that there was not suffl
cient evidence to warrant his being
held on the charge.
Get Kewanee Contract. .
V. Jobst & Son, the Peoria contract
ing firm , which built the L. P. Best
I building occupied by Young &
, . i'! lift ikjf 'f I ;
i 4! 'illiha ,,
Our Fashion 564
Also pass up the cheap tailor who advertises tailor
made suits at a price so low he cannot make good.
Pay us a reasonable price, say $25 to $30, then we
we will make you a suit that is satisfactory in every
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING.
building at a
price -" something over
HELEN BLAIR OFF
ON AL0NG TRIP
Iloat Will Travel on Ohio and Cum
berland Kivers Before Return
ing Here Slay 12.
The steamer Helen Blair will
leave this evening on a trip to the
southern part, of -this; state and. into
Tennessee, taking in St. Louis, Cairo,
Paducah" and, other ; points of inter
est. The trip will be 550 miles down
the Mississippi, 75 miles up the Ohio,
and 200 miles up the Cumberland to
Nashville, Tenn. Five days will be
spent in making the first half of the
trip and the return Will1 commence
May 6. There will be fewer stops on
the way back and the boat is due to
arrive here May 12 at 10 o'clock in
the morning. The accommodations on
the steamer have fell been reserved
for nearly a month in advance and
about 50 people will make the trip.
Captain Blair has about decided that
the fates that control the weather are
against him. Last year when he start
ed on nis southern cruise it was in
much the kind of weather we are now
having. The morning after the start
the ground was frozen hard and it
did not warm up for several days.
READY TO EASE UP
' . .
Attorney General Wickersham Haps
Hoosevelt for Pursuing
New York, May 1. Promiscuous
and indiscriminate prosecutions plan
ned by the previous administration
were scored by Attorney Wickersham
in his speech , before the bar assoc
iation lest night at the annual din
ner. "Prosecutions commenced without
sufficient. consideration and without
adequate cause will be dismissed by
the government," said Mr. Wicker-
snam. . '
The dinner was "given at Sherry's.
Many prominent attorneys . from all
parts of the country were there. The
speakers included a list of inen.-well
known at bar and bench.
The remarks made by Mr. Wick
ersham caused a sensation. It was
not supposed that he would oome out
with such an open criticism of the
methods employed by his predecessor
in office. . -
DOCTORS TO BE GUESTS
Will He Banqueted -by Druggists'
Association Next Thursday.
of t h ita'ceyr.ffiaascmfwypetaolncmf
. The Rock Island County Retail
Druggists' association has arranged to
have a banquet at Che grill room of
Young & McCombs Thursday evening,
May C, and has extended-an invitation
t6 tthe physicians to attend. ' A very
interesting, program, including an ad
dress by George P. Mills of Evanston,
is to be given.; r.i.-U'i, :. :.' -
A Famous Health Builder.
A medicine that will cleanse the bowels-
and put them In condition Jto do
their proper work unaided will do more
than anything else to preserve health
and strength. Such a medicine is the
I tonic laxative herb tea. Lane's Family
1 Medicine. Get a 25-cent package today
lat ary druggist' or dealer's. No mat-.
rr:ratKLKU.ve tr,ed b-ror try tnU
(Don't Pay for His
MAYOR TO BE
Customary Ceremony Will Be
Carried Out at Monday's
Session of Council. .
SLATE READY AS ! YET
MayotjKIect George McCaskrin Says
He Has Xot Decided on A
' itointments to be Made.
Monday evening the ceremony of
the inauguration of the newly elected
city officials will be held at the city
hall, and Mayor H. C. Schaffer will
turn over to George W. McCaskrin
the duties of the executive office. ' The
usual ceremony will attend the in-.
auguration. The council will meet,1
and after disposing of routine matters.
Mayor Schaffer will deliver his vale
dictory, and the -council will . adjourn
sine die. The new council will then
assemble, and after the formal calling
of the roll, Mayor McCaskrin will pre
sent his " inaugural address, and the
new administration will assume charge
of the city's affairs.
-. .The new aldermen who will take
their ..seats are as follows: S. A. La
Vanway, Third ward; W. D. Cochran.
Fifth ward, and Charles Borst, Sev
enth ward. The aldermen who will
enter on new terms are John Holz
hammer, First ward; August Utke, :
Second ward; Henry J. Frick, Fourth
ward, and Martin McNealy, Sixth ward.
No Slate Prepared.
Mr. McCaskrin was seen today by a
representative" of The Argus, and ask
ed as to his slate of appointments..
He stated that he had not as yet de-.
termined his slate, and that he had
given no one any assurances of ap
pointments. He said that he had re-,
ceived many applications, and has giv
en all applications due consideration.
He is busy preparing his inaugural ad- ,
dress. "I do not care to give out any
thing, and in fact will have- nothing to
give out until I assume the duties of
my office," said the mayor-elect. He
said that at present he could not state
whether the entire slate of appoint
ments would be made Monday evening
- "In February our daughter had the
whooping cough. ' Mr. Lane of Hart
land, recommended ' Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and said it gave his
customers the best of satisfaction. We
found it as he said, and can recom
mend it to anyone having, children,
troubled . with . whooping cough," says.
Mrs . A. Gos of Durand, Mich." For .
sale by all druggists.
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