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TIHIE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1909.
GIVES BOARD OF
REVIEW A JOB
.Resolution Referred by Super-
visors Contemplates Thor
TO BE OUT A YEAR
during his term, employed Ave depu
ties, and during sessions of the court
employed nine deputies and bailiffs.
Miss Milda Browner complained to
the board of the action of the county I Postoffice Expected to Occupy
rrZl w lTZt. Z Temporary Quarters that
ville. The matter was referred to the I . x IjOng.
infirmary committee to report Thurs-
ilav mnrnlnof TVfr Rrnwnnr'a fl PA t ll
was not reported to his family until af- DURING THE REMODELING
ter thf remains had been buried.
OF THE TAX ASSESSMENTS
Printing and Supplies in Future to
: Bo Brought by Committees
Local A'ork Preferred.
The board reelected Dr. J. C. Soud
ers as the county physician for Rock
Island, South Rock Island and the
county jail, and elected Dr. Perry H.
Wessel as the county physician for
Mollnc. Dr. A. T. Liepold was also a
candidate for the Moline place,
compensation was fixed as before.
Postmaster McDonald Secured Im
port ant Concession! on His
Visit to Washington.
What will amount practically to a
recast of the entire tax assessment of
the county by the board of review at
its ecssIou which opens next Mond ly
was proposed this afternoon in the
board of supervisors by a resolution
of Supervisor Matthews. The resolu
tion ' cautioned the, assessors to do
their duty in relation to the assessment
of corporations, and instructed the
board of review to carefully examine
the assessments and assess any prop
erty omitted. The work of thcr ass
essors was explained by Supervise
Harris, who incidentally p;avu as an
excuse for a large pari v? the negli
gence of tho aes..:s3rs that if Dey do
their duty Ihcy line their jjms.at th-;
next election. Tlie rtsol.it ion was
greatly toned, to eliminate any threats
and to include property of individuals
as well as corpora ions, uiid was then
referred to the loard of review.
The resolution declares it ta be the
sense of the board that there is suffi
cient taxable property in the county
to bring in all the revenue required.
Kick on Printing.
As the result of a resolution of
fered by Supervisor Eastman and
adopted this afternoon, stationery
and like supplies must hereafter be
purchased by the different commit
tees, and as far as possible under
competition, the preference being
given to local institutions. The ac
tion of the treasurer in the matter of
securing tax receipts was cited as an
instance where more than the re
quired number of blanks were or
dered, and where the bills were not
A lively discussion arose over this
resolution, Supervisor Larkin main
tained that it was ridiculous to claim
that it was necessary to secure the
printing in other cities than Uock Is
land and Moline.
Mania More I'nhlleltr.
Supervisor Gould this morning pro
posed the publication of the procecd
ceedings in pamphlet form as well as
in the newspapers. Supervisor East
man wanted the resolution tabled, and
there wore sharp words between tli?
two Moline members, Sup?rvisor Gould
declaring that one of the members of
the board had in a published statement
termed the members of the board com
mon grdfters. Supervisor Eastman
challenged his colleague to produce
proof that he had made such a charge,
and Supervisor Gould promised that
he would before the close of the sess
ion. I'or Kxprrt Accountants.
Supervisor Schnicr offered a resolu
tion that the finance commute em
ploy experts to audit the accounts
of county officers. A motion to table
the resolution was lost, 27 to 3, Super-
Fair tonlitht, followed by loci-caning;
rloiiilinrMN, rinluje temperature.
J. M. SliEIUEK, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. i"., 51; at 3 p.
n: 70. Maximum temperature In lust
21 bourn, C3; minimum. 4U. Velocity at
wind at 7 a. ni., palm. Precipitation
none. Stnjce of mater, 8.2 feet, a fall of
X foot In lust 21 bourn.
Stage. Chng. Precip
St. Paul 8.0 0.2
Red Wing C.2
Reed's Landing ... 6.1 0.3
La Crosse 8.0 0.1
Prairie du Chien... 9.0 0.3
Dubuque 9.7 0.3
Le Claire 5.0 0.3
Davenport ... . 8.2 0.2
Only very slight changes will occur
in the Mississippi from below Dubuque
J. M. S1IER1ER, Local Observer.
Jun2 15 In American History.
17."2 Franklin drew electricity from
the clouds. j
1775 George Washington took com
mnml of tbe Continental army.
lSlf James Knox Polk, eleventh pres
ident, died; born 1703.
100 The Xew York excursion steamer
General Slocum burned In Long
Island sound; 812 persons on n
church excursion outing lost their
Sun sets 7:29. rises 4:24; moon rises
3:21 a. m.
Kerler & Co. weave nigs.
Tri-City Auction company.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Read II. K. Walker's want ada.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Sand and cement. Mueller Lumber
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Tri-City Auction company. Old
I phono 1097.
Tri-City Auction company. Old
phone 109?. No. 1313 Third avenue.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
II. T. Sicmou wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Lewis' Single Binder straight 5
visors Wright, Don and Wilcher sup- cents. Many smokers prefer them to
Postmaster II. A. J. McDonald has
The I just returned from a trip to Wash
ington in the interests of the im
provement which is to be made in the
local postoffice building. Captain
MtDonald had a lengthy conference
with J. Knox Taylor, the govern
ment's supervising architect and 'the
latter stated that he would have the
plans for tho new building ready in
time to allow the government to ask
for bids early in July. There are
three men at work now drafting the
plans for the improvements and they
hope to have them done very soon
The plans include a new heating
plant for the entire building and call
for the rewiring of the old part of
what is to be the new postoflice.
Will He la le a Year.
Final arrangements have been made
for using the old Mitchell & Lynde
building while the new wings of thj
building are under construction, and
tne work of getting the temporary
quarters in shape will commence soon
A number of new windows will have
to be placed in the building and plumb
ing, ventilating and wiring will have
to be looked after before the place
can be used. The entire place will be
repainted, and two electric signs will
be hung, one on each side of the build
ing. It is expected that the tenipoi
ary quarters will have to be used foi-
fully a year before the new building
will be ready. The engineer's ofliLvs
and the office of the inspector of cus
toms will be moved to the Safety
building during the period of remodel
More Pay for Employes.
Captain McDonald secured a consid
erable advance in the pay roll of his
employes while in Washington this
time. He announces that all the car
riers have been given an additional
$100 on their month's salary, and that
most of the clerks' salaries have been
advanced a like amount. Ho also se
cured ?J5 additional to the amount
which is allotted to the mounted mail
carriers to be used in providing for
the keep of the horses.
An inspector is expected here from
Washington shortly to look over
rural mail route of this postoffice
Captain McDonald has asked for the
Inspection in order that he can ask for
several improvements. While it is not
generally known, the rural mail route
here is one of the heaviest if not the
heaviest in the United States, as
serves o! iamilies. The postmaster
would like to have this route divided
and another man added to the force.
and Marion Hazard gave a piano duct.
The hostess served refreshments and
delightful social hour was enjoyed.
Tri-City Social Service Club. The
annual meeting of tho Tri-CIty Social
Service club will be held this" evening
at the Y. M. C. A, Supper will be serv
ed by the Association Helpers at 0:45,
and a business session and election of
officers will follow. Reports" of the
work of tbe club for the past two
years will je read, and short address:
cs will be given by members prominent
in the work.
Boat Ride for Charily. The ladies i
of the Bethany Home association are
planning a boat ride on the ferry Dav
enport for tho benefit of Bethany home
Thursday afternoon between the hours
of 3 and 9. Refreshments will be serv
ed, and for 10 cents for adults and 5
cents for children passengers may ride
on the upper deck of the ferry all af
Flag Day Banquet. The members of
Fort Armstrong chapter, Daughters of
the American Revolution, held their
annual flag day banquet yesterday at :
the Inn at Fejervary park, Davenport, j
Liinncr was served at i:so to anout 25
members and the day till late afternoon
was passed in a pleasant way together.
Each lady wore a small American flag.
Evans-French Cards Issued. Cards
have been issued to the marriage of i
Miss Grace French, daughter of Judge
and Mrs. Nathaniel French of Daven- j
port, to Harry Evans. The ceremony :
will take place on the afternoon of
July 3. ,
porting the motion made by Supervisor
Wright. Action was deferred until
An to Deputlen.
Supervisor Matthews introduced a
resolution to cut the number of sher
iff's deputies to five, but this was tab
led when it was shown that the num
ber is fixed by the circuit court. The
sheriff stated that he Is now employ
ing seven deputies, and Is authorized
to employ nine. Sheriff Heider when
the circuit court was not 'n session,
REFRESHES THE SCALP.
Almont yone may rid themselves o
dandruff and dtalp irritation and preven
baldness if they will use Rezall" 93 " Hai.
Tonic. We are so certain of this we guat
antee to return every cent paid us for it i
it doesn't prove satisfactory. Try it at ou
entire risk. Two sizes, 50c. and $1.00
THOMAS DRUG CO.
ISociety news, written or telenhnned
to the society editor of The Arcus, will
on p-iaiy received and published. Ku
in either ---e the identity of the sendc:
must be m-ric known, to Insuro relia
hillty. Written notices must bear sig
nature ana auaress.j
Annual League Meeting. The Ep
worth league of Spencer Memorial
Methodist church held the annua
meeting last evening at the church.
Reports of the officers showed th
Travel over the Rock Island bridge league in a healthy condition, $129 hav
Yesterday included 2,522 foot, 1,2S0 Ing been spent the past year for char
teams and 291 street cars. litablc purposes, and an increase in
The Palace meat market 01. Second membership of 20. Officers were elect
avenue between Eighteenth and Nim- eu aoom a moiun ago, ana mose wno
Miss A. IMtcher, who conducts .1
tonsorial parlor, has recovered from
a 10 days' illness.
Will Give Coffee. -The ladies' aux
liary of the Rock Island County
Huniane society will give a coffee to
morrow afternoon at the home of Mrs.
C. T. Dugard, 1218 Third avenue. The!
public will be welcome to attend.
TION F0RMAIN EVENT
Fourth of iJuly Doings at Exposition
Park Put Aside for the Hi
The committee of tho Rock Island
Exposition company on Fourtli of
July celebration and composed of
E. W. Lewis, Dr. C. L. Silvis and W.
M. Reck, held a meeting with Pres
ident T. J. Medill at the Harper last
evening and decided after going
thoroughly over the situation to
abandon the proposed Fourth of July
celebration, at Exposition park in or
der not to detract from the main
events of Exposition week, August
It was planned to-present an af
ternoon program at the park Monday
July 5, of automobile races, motor
cycle races, etc., but it was felt that
it would be within such a short time
of the exposition proper that it might
interfere with the real show. Hence
the action of the committee.
DANCING PARTIES THIS YEAR TUESDAY AND
FRIDAY. EVENINGS INSTEAD. OF WEDNESDAY.
40 cents Round Trip on 6, 7
and 8 p. m. Trains
Arc better than last year. Just the place to spend a
quiet Sunday afternoon and evening and have a fine
Offered for picnics, excursions card parties, club
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
FOR BETHANY HOME
Directors Accept Offer of Perry Com
pany for Thursday Money for
teenth streets has gone out of busi- took up their work last evening are:
ness, and the fixtures will be removed.
Court of Honor No. 855 will hold a
benefit card party and dance at Bes
elin's hall Thursday evening, June 17.
Admission, 15 cents. Good music.
President Omar Cowden.
First Vice President Miss Jessie
Second Vice President Miss Susie
Thirrl Vte "Prpiflfnt Miua Afaiilo
ine Laaies Aia society or the Ceu-1 oinriim
irai cnurcn win meet tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
George Davis,' 1005 Twenty-secoud
Fourth Vice President Miss Iduna
Secretary Miss Inez Crompton.
Treasurer Irving Hartwell.
Hock Island Knights Templar Has
Annual Meeting at
Tlie annual election of officers of
Rock Island Comniandery 18 Knights
Templar was held at Masonic temple
last evening and resulted as follows:
Eminent Commander C. W.
Generalissimo P. Greenawalt.
Captain General R. J. Fullerton.
Senior Warden E. H. Ash.
Junior Warden I. G. Woodbury.
Prelate S. J. Ferguson.
Treasurer F. K. Rhoads.
Recorder R. C. Willotton.
Standard Hearer H. B. Hayden.
Sword Bearer N. G. Griffiths.
Warder H. S. Bollman.
Sentinel E. E. Wilcher.
Member of Board of Control (two
years) H. H. Cleavelnnd.
. Trustees C. W. Thacher, P. Green
await. R. J. Fullerton, B. H. Ash, J. G
The Bethany home board of directors
held a meeting last night at the home
and the regular routine business w3s
transacted. Mrr. Huntoon as chairman
of the committee which was apixintcJ
to investigate conditions at the home,
made a glowing report on the effi
ciency and general good condition and
recommended that Miss Smith, the
matron, be tendered a month's vaca
tion with pay in acknowledgement of
her services. The recommendation
and the report were both adopted.
Mrs. Sudlow of the house commit t-e
reported that the Rock Island-Davenport
ferry company had tendered to the
home the uso of the upper deck on the
ferry for Thursday afternoon from
o'clock until 9 o'clock and that the
committee had planned to charge 10
cents for a ride as lonsr as any one
wanted during the time allotted, and
n this way raise money for the good
of the home. The report of Matron
Smith rhowed that there are 41 child
ren at the home at present.
and which will be taken by the party'
on reaching that city for a tour of
New York state.
Mrs. Samuel Strauss of New York,
who lias been visiting her mother,
Mrs. Julia Rosenfield, has gone to
Des .Moines for a short stay with rel
Mrs. John Tighe, wife of Manager
Tighe of tho Islanders, is at St. An
thony's hospital to undergo an oper
ation, which, however, is not expected
to be a very serious one.
Mrs. C. C. Carter and son Craw
ford, left this afternoon for Omena,
Mich., for the summer. Richard Car
ter, who is now visiting in Texas will
later join his mother and brother at
their summer home.
All the news all the time THE
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40 Instructors - 503 Students
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ident's office open every day.,
OUSTAV ANDREEN, Pres.
Krull-Johnston. Miss Mary E. John
ston and William J. Krull were mar
ried this morning at 10 o'clock at . the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Johnston, 720 Seventeenth
street, by Rev. Granville H. Sherwood
of Trinity Episcopal church. Mr.
Krull Is tho son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
Krull of Live Oak, Cal., and is em
ployed in the office of the People's
Tower company. His bride graduated
from Augustana college in 1904 and
later, studied at the school of oratory
at the Northwestern university at Ev
anston. The bride wore a beautiful
gown of ivory niarquiseatte over white
taffeta. Mr. and Mrs. Krull left at
noon for Chicago and will spend some
time in Wisconsin. Returning, they
will make their home in this city.
Daughters of Covenant Meeting.
The Daughters of the Covenant of the
First Methodist church held a meet
ing last evening at the home of Miss
Jennie Collins, 1920 Eighth avenue.'
Papers on the lesson of the evening
were read by Misses Ruby Williams,
Grace Stafford and Bessie Beeler, and
Mrs. Martin. A piano trio was given
by tho Misses Marion Walker, Luelle
Hazard and Mary Graves. Mrs. A. E.
Williams and Miss Kate Rosebury sang
solos, and the Misses Josephine. Cook
ING ALLS DIAMONDS.
Extremely fine taste and ex
treme intelligence have a cer
tain affinity in seeking our dia
monds. Whether the stone we offer is
only a sixteenth or a full carat,
its quality is identical with the
This, with our low prices, de
velops a happy equilibrium which
leaves the mind and the senses
in a sphere of unfettered contemplation.
PLAN FUND FOR FACTORIES
Muscatine Business Men Discuss New
Muscatine business men will likely
take up the securing of a $50,000
credit fund to be used in putting the
smaller and more promising manu
facturing enterprises of that city on
their feet and making them perma
nent. At a meeting of the Commer
cial club last evening the plan was
discussed and placed in the hands of
a- committee. It is the idea to col
lect no actual cash from those who
subscribe, the signer merely agreeing
to lend his credit to the extent men
tioned opposite his name, the same
to be used by the trustees of the
fund in arranging for loans at the
banks for worthy firms.
Norwegian Novelist Near Death.
Christiana, June 13. Bjornstejerne
Bjornson, the Norwegian novelist who
has been seriously ill at Laurvik, has
suffered a relapse and is in a critical
condition. He had a paralytic stroke
June 5. v
A Famous Health Builder.
A mi-dii-lne Ilia will cleanse the bow
rls and put them In condition to do
their irofor work unaided will do more
than anything else to preserve health
and strength. Such a medicine is the.
tonic laxative herb tea. line's Family
Medicine. Jet ;t 25-eent jvtnkape today
at any dniftKist's or dealer's. No mat
ter what you have tried before, try this
famous herb tea.
Mrs. Henry Eraser of Indianapolis
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary , Wads
Miss Anna Wich has gone to Co
lumbus, Ohio, to visit relatives and
Hon. Joseph W. Folk, former gover
nor of Missouri, was at the Harper this
E. M. Lawhead has gone to Denver,
called there by tbe illness of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rode of Sher
rard spent tho. day with friends in
the city today.
Jonas Bear is confined at St. An
thony's hospital, where he submitted
to a minor operation.
Phil Mitchell has returned from his
northern trip much improved in health,
as his friends will bo glad to know.
Miss Nellie Scully is in Peoria at
tending the state meeting of the Fra
ternal Tribunes, which is being held
S. B. Snow has returned from the
east, where he went to attend the re
union of alumni of the Boston Poly
Charles McIIugh and family re
moved from the Harper this morn
ing to Beaulieu, their summer home
in South Rock Island. .
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stephens and
daughter of Moline will sail today from
New York on the steamer Mauretania'
for a trip around the world.
Mrs. J. L. Hagaman and her moth-'
er, Mrs. W. F. Lewis, have returned'
from Excelsior Springs, Mo., where
they have spent several weeks. j
Oscar Schmidt and sister, Mrs.
Theresa Robinson, left this morning
with Mr. and Mrs W. L. Velio of Mo
line for Buffalo, N. Y., to which city
Mr. Velie shipped his touring car
Argus Puzzle Coupon
Three of these Coupons and 10 cents entitles the
holder 'to a 100-piccc Picture Puzzle if presented at
The Argus office. If to be mailed, include 4 cents in
stamps for postage.
Strawberries Strawberries Strawberries
The home grown berries are now coming in and thej are very fancy.
I have got over a dozen of the best berry growers of the country, whose
stock I handle exclusively. Th3 berry crop this year is quite heavy.,
and also very good, better quality than we have had for the last
five years. If you want to put up strawberries, you must not delay
until the last, as the crop then is not a3 good as it ig now. I would
advise you to put up berries between now and the 25th of June. This
will be very fancy stock, better could not be gotten in the country:
We will also have a good crop of cherries, but they will come a little""
later. Peaches are nearly a iotal failure this year in this part of the
country and very light all over the country. They will be scarce and
very high, so don't lose your tpportunity in putting up your berries.
Call me by phone every day it ou like and I will give you the prices.
I will also have a good many oerries every day, so you can call and
examine the stock. Yours truly,
B. RACHMAN, 700 12th St.
PHONES: New, 5976; Old, West 443.