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TTTF, AUttTTS. WEDXESDAY. OCTOBER 0, 1909.
RAL CLEANSING OF THE
CITY OFFICIALLY PROMISE
Reasonable Time Claimed
Necessary to Readjust
EMPLOYE AT ARSENAL
LOSES ONE OF FINGERS
V. II. Spring Get His Left Hand
Caught in Gun Carriage on
Which He Is Working.
If Improvement Is Wot Made
Crusade Will Be Resumed
on Specific Lines.
Official assurances have been made to
The Argus that the demanded municipal
moral cleansing is to take place. It is
explained that it will not be possible to
completely accomplish the reformation
immediately, and that a reasonable per
hid of time will have to be had to give
the proprietors of the objectionable
saloons opportunity to rearrange their
anairs under the promised new order
The Argus will assume that this ofll
cial promise is made in good faith
and w ill refrain, for the tim being.from
further exposure of conditions in the
city, desiring to cooperate with, rather
thau to antagonize, the public offl
rials, in any effort to eliminate the
menacing' evil to which it has made
--reference in its issue.; of the past two
nights. This should not be taken as
indicative of weakening on the part of
this paper Jn, its policy, it is not a
pleasurable task for a newspaper
to venture beneath the miry suv
face of its city and lay before its read
ers unhappy details of its investiga
tions. Aside from the disagreeable na
ture of the duty, there is to be consid
ered the judgment of the on; side world
upon a city that will tolerate the high
handed vice that has existed here.
Huh Kept 1'.ImI.
The Argus has been informed all
along of the inroads of vieiousness,
and had sincerely hoped that it would
not be obliged to inaugurate a warfare.
It has waited for action by the author
ities, and when there had be
come apparent that conditions
were to be permitted to continue im-
William II. Spring, 529 Eleventh
I street, was painfully injured yesterday
afternoon at 3 o'clock while he was at
work on a gun carriage in the machine,
shop on Itock Island arsenal. In some
way, which Mr. Spring can not account
for, the second finger on his left hand
was caught in the carriage and abo-it
half of it was cut squarely off. 11
was taken to the hospital on the ar
senal, where the wound was dressed
Later he went to St. Anthony's hos
pilar where it was found advisable to
amputate his finger in order to ward
off possible blood poisoning.
of the law. Therefore The Argus will
wait a reasonable time to allow the
change. It will be entirely fair in the
matter, but if tho promise is not ful
filled it will resume its crusade, and
will be more specific in its details.
The CiiunMinjc Ki ll, Too.
As The Argus has had occasion to
frequently state, there has been no
evidence of permanent abatement of
that twin evil of the wineroom the
gambling house. There are in KocK is-1
land today numerous places where, un
der the guise of having a harmless
game of pitch, the unsuspecting are
ltd to separation from their money,
and each of these places has from
three to five stcerers busy on the
Th morning mail brought to The Ar
gus a number of communications from
citizens heartily commending its course
and volunteering any assistance that
might be needed in bringing about the
POISON IN MILK;
CHARGE OF WIFE
Mrs. Rosa Cook Alleges Her
Husband Tried to Take
checked,, it entered its protest purely
as a matter of public duty. The news
paper that would remain silent when
In full knowledge of the real state of
affairs would not be doing its full duty
to the public and its city.
The dens that are referred to
are not saloons. They are noth
ing more nor loss than licensed
disorderly houses. Tho respectable
men who are engaged in the liquor
traffic in this city should not permit
themselves to be classed with the pro
prietors of these disreputable joints
If they would rafeguard the future of
their business they would lose no time
in seeking the disfranchisement of
The women who are harbored in
the?e stall-equipped dives are a men
ace to the youth of the community.
The saloonkeeper who would permit
boys to consort with these characters
and who would allow men to lure
young girls into their resorts are not
entitled to be dignified with the titl?
I.nw MiiHt He Kn forced.
The Argus wishes to spare its read
ers as far as possible from bringing
before their notice the truth on the
wine room evil. As slated, it has been
officially assured that there is to be an
improvement. It is not to be a half
hearted one, either, or a temporary
one. It must be thorough, and the reg
ulation must be enforced to the letter
TAKE BAD CHECKS
FILES SUIT FOR DIVORCE
Cites A umber, of Instances Where
She Was Brutally Treated
Confidence Men Operate Successfully
a Number lluving Been
A number of Moline merchants and
saloonkeepers have been suffering
from the operations of confidence men
who have been at work in that city
for several days. They work thei
Mrs. Rosa Cook of this city has file 1
a petition for divorce in the circuit
clerk's office through her attorney, t
II. Kelly. She claims that her hits
band, Edward K. Cook, to whom she
was married Dec. 24, 1897, at Madiso.i
Wis., ha.s been habitually drunk for
the past two years. During this period
lie has not contributed to her support
and it has been necessary for her to
earn her own living. She charges that
during his periods of intoxication h'-.
has come home and abused her. On
Sept. 21 and Oct. 21, in 190C, she avers
he beat her unmercifully, and on Jan.
27. lihiS, he threatened to shoot h-?r
Trlr to Force llcr to Tnkr Drink.
On Aug. 20. 1909, she alleges, he
husband almost succeeded in taking
her lii'e. He came home intoxicated
and tiied to force her to drink a glass
Lint for the
game by getting possession of blank
checks on different banks in the city of msf containing uoisou
ana uiawing tueui up payable to lie- timelv assistance of some of the neigh-
ticious persons. They are then ea- tors he would uudoubledlv have sue-
lorsed on the back and picsented at 1 Ceeded f he says. Mrs. Cook has found
.aioor.s ana .business, nouaes,-in pay- jt necessary on several occasions 6
.ncnt tor small orders or titer goods, a ltd neck the protection of the police. I !
sney are so well gotten up that uiey I
xcite no suspicion. One bank reports '
that three bad checks were returned
to it in a single day and two mora
were brought in today. The other
nmks iu the city refuse to stale
.vheiher they have been worked yet
ir not and the police are keeping quiet
m the game, but expect to be able to
irrest the offenders before long ir
Irive them out of the city.
242 ARRESTS MADE
IN PAST TWO MONTHS
Mayor .McCuskrin, Acting: Chief of
I .lire, Filed Reports Willi
FIRST MEETING OF FALL
Associated Charities to Appoint Del
egates to State Conference.
The first fall meeting of the Ass j).
iated Charities will be held Thursday
U 10 o'clock at the oiiice of Dr. .1. V.
Mayor Ceorge McCaskrln. acting
chief of police, lias submitted his re
port for the months of August and
August Total number of arrests.
disorderly conduct, IS; assault
with deadly weapon, 3; larceny from
the person, 1; drunk and disorderly,
Stewart. :!05 Safety building. Dele- 3; larceny, 5; robbery and burglary.
;ates will be elected to the state cou-1 1 ; assault and battery, 1; burglary and
erence of charities and corrections larceny, 4; confidence game. 2; va
o be held at Peoria, commmencin grancy, 2; assault with intent to kill,
Oct. 9. l. (state cases): disorderly conduct.
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
. .The attendance at this sale is increasing each day. It is exceding our highest expectations.
The garments that are being carried away each day by enthusiastic crowds of eager buyers tell their own.
Never before have the women of this locality been offered such an opportunity to buy, direct fromt he manufacturers,
best made, man-tailored suits and skirts of latest style, approved designs and exclusive patterns, at previously unheard of prices.
Our necessity of converting our stock into casli is extremely urgent which has caused us to put the prices down so low
that no woman or girl, who contemplates making the put chase of a fall suit or skirt can affcrde to miss this chance.
91; disturbing the peace, 3; drunk
and disorderly, J; fast driving, 1,
(city cases); total amount collected i.:
fines and fees by Police Magistrate
C. J. Smith. $27C40; number of patrol
calls, 57; number of ambulance caps.
30; amount collected from ambulance
calls. ; number' of lights our
during month. 57; number of hours
lights reported out, 45C.
September Total number of arrests,
103; disorderly conduct, 33; obtaining
money under false pretenses, 1; oh
taining goods under false pretenses,
3; larceny, 2; assault, 4; burglary and
larceny. 1; assault and battery, 1; dis
turbing the peace, 2, (state cases)
disorderly conduct, 50; peddling with
out license. 1; fast driving. -3;.. dis
charging firearms in city limits, f
disturbing the peace. 1 (city cases);
amount collected in fines and fees hy
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith, $532.80
number of patrol calls, 57; number of
ambulance calls, 30; amount collected
from ambulance calls. ; number
of lights our during month. 29; num
ber of hours lights reported out, 241.
OWNERS ON FIRST AVENUE
READY TO SIGN FOR BELT
CAR WRECKS WAGON;
BIG SPILL IN SPUDS
Albert Docterman, Peddler, Sleets
With Accident at Nineteenth
' Street and Fourth.
E. Ij. Young is visiting in Joliet
M. II. Williams is in Owen, Wis
Mrs. .). K. Cole departed yesterday
for Des Moines, Iowa.
F. 11: Fickeu left last night for
a visit in South Dakota.
II. A. Weld left last night on a bus
iness trip to South Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Collins have
teturned from Minneapolis.
P. II. Folard left yesterday for
Rice Lake. Wis., for a visit.
K. Hart left last night on a bus-
iiiess trip to Carrington, N. D.
Mrs. Hose. Lynch. left last night foi
an extended visit at San Diego.
Hon. K. W. Hurst has gone to Wash
ington on a 10 days' business trip.
S. D. Wait of Reynolds left last
night for a trip to New Rockford
K. IX '
Hon. II. L. Whrrlan and wife left
this morning for Springfield to attend
the state fair.
Mrs. S. 11. Stoddard is visiting in
Mcnticello, Iowa, with her daughter
Mrs. C. C. Marshall.
Miss Josephine Schneider will leave
tomorrow noon for an extended stay
at French Lick, Ind.
Mrs. T. H. Thomas has returned
from tho west, having spent 10 weeks
visiting in Denver, Colorado Springs
Mrs. F. H. Potter and son of Oak
land. Cal., are visiting with her
mother. Mrs. Cornelius Meenan. 2.TJS
11. . Dai; lei of Andrew, Iowa,
spent yesterday with his nephew, A:
D. Herrmann, assistant secretary of
he Y. M. C. A.
I j. C. Pfau, formerly of Rock Is
Albert Docterman, a peddler resid
ing at 1015 Ninth street, was wend
ing his way homeward last evening
bout 9 o'clock with a load of pota
toes that he had purchased in Dav
enport when he had the misfortune
to suffer a collis-ion with a north
bound Elm Ftreet car at Fourth ave
nue and Nineteenth street. The wag
on was wrecked and ti.c spuds were
spilled in Cue street, some of them
rolling down as far as the Young
Men's Christian Association building.
Aside from a few bruises, Mr. Docter
man escaped uninjured.
TWO CHILDREN ARE
Jessie and Edward Lyons, Aged 13
and 11, Placed in Charge of
Splendid Headway Being
Made With Public Rail
SEVERAL MAKE TERMS
Believed Preliminary Work Will
Be Well Under Way In: ;
Jessie and Edward Lyons, the chil
dren of J. II. Lyons of this city, were
adjudged delinquent this morning by
Judge R. W. Olmsted ;n ihe count)
court and were placed in charge of
Miss Dina Rainser, the probation of
fieer. Th-e4iildren. aged 13 and 11
years, respectively, had grown iuti
the iiabit of leaving home whenever
they pleased, and their father fount
it impossible to take t he proper can
of them. He asked that they be tak-
n charge of by the statu and accord
ingly they were placed on probation
before being sent away to some cor
WHITE IS LEAVING PARIS
Ambassador Will Sail for America
Xov. .1, Not to Return.
Paris. Oct. 5. Henry White, the
American ambassador to France, has
obtained a leave of absence, and, ac
companied by Mrs. White, will sail
Nov. 3 for the I'nited States, not to
return. In accordance with diplo
matic traditions. Mr. White placed
his resignation at Ihe disposal of
President Taft upon the advent of the
new: administration and the presi
dent accepted it to take effect Jan.
1 npvt. As no ofTirtnl nnnminrprnttnt
and. and now interested in extensive followed fcj,,ier Mr white's reigna-
Off on Skirts
Off on Suits
Remember a reduction of two-thirds to one-half off the usual cost for suit at skirt
is what you are offered in this sale or one-half more the value on a suit and double the
value on a skirt of what you have been getting for your money.
This is a bargain sale at the opening of the season, just at the time when you heed your outfit for fall
and winter wear and when cut prices will do the public some good.7
Here are some of the items taken from our large assortment: " '
$30 Suits, 42 and 50 inch length coats, pleated skirts, in broadcloth,
serges, fancy striped suitings and worsteds, lined with guaranteed
satin linings, one-half manufacturer's $10 89
$7 and $9 skirts, in panamas, serges and
and gored styles; one-half manufacturer's
$5 and $6 skirts, 200 different styles and cloths to
select from; one-half manufacturer's price
$25 Suits, cheviots, broadcloths, fancy striped
skirts, lined with guaranteed satin linings
one-half manufacturer's price
$15 Suits, black broadcloth, new fall models, pleated
and trimmed skirts; one-half manufacturer's price..
$13.50 and $15 skirts, serges, chifTon. panamas, broadcloths, plain
pleated and yoke effect styles; one-half manufac
Black cotton broadcloth skirts, nicely
fancy suitings, pleated
$10 and $12 skirts, in all the new fall models, fancy, suitings, chif
fon, panamas and voiles; one-half manufacturer's -ITT
, l47wS. 0 ZJ
At less than one-half their cot
to us. All dress goods thorough
ly shrunk and sponged ready o
cut. We have Chiffon, Panama!-,
and Serges made expressly for
one piece dresses. Must be se?n
to be appreciated. 50 and rA
Inches wide. We are offering
them for 33 1-3 cents on the dol
lar. It takes too much space
to itemize 20.000 yards of ne
fall dress goods. That is whit
really interests you:
$2.50 dress goods
75c dress goods
$2.00 dress goods
$1.00 dress goods
" Avail yourself of the unusual bargains thn this sale offers. Call at Once and Examine Our Garments.
We can fit you and know we can meet your tastes in design and pattern.
Rock Island Suit and Skirt Co.
mining holdings in Prescott, Ariz
s here for a short visit with rela
1). W. Matthews, Willson Mat
thews, Alex Medill, Warren Bradley,
Miss Gertrude Bradley and Miss Jes
sie D. Mattnews, all ot .Milan, leu to withdraw.
last night over the Rock Island for
a visit of three weeks in Colorado,
Assistant Engineers J. C. Basse! t,
J. C. McElherne. R. A. Monroe. A. L.
Richards of Rock Island, Major Mont
gomery Meigs of Keokuk and Captain
John Thompson of La Crosse left "to
day for Winona to attend the Lppjr
Mississippi River Improvement asso
ciation convention. Major C. S. Rich
left yesterday for Winona.
Mrs. .T. A. Seaver and sons Douglas
and Lester left today for their future
home at Moorehead, Minn., where Mr.
Seaver is to act as manager of an 800-
acre farm. Mr. Seaver for a number
of years was identified with the Hayes
& Cleavt-land insurance agency here.
His place with that firm is taken by
tion or the prospective appointment
ot Robert Bacon, who it is well un
derstood here will be his successor.
Ambassador White has decided, in or
der to prevent further embarassment,
to himself as well as to Mr. Bacon.
FINED FOR SALOON FIGHT
Mortier, Proprietor of Owl, Is As
sessed )-" and Costs.
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith dis
posed of the cases yesterday afternooi
at 4 o'clock against the three men who
were engaged in the brawl at the Owi
saloon Monday evening. Camille Mor
tier, the proprietor, of the saloon, was
fined $25 and costs and Frank Hansen
and C. O. Brobston. both of Davenport,
were each fined $30 and costs.
The Helen Blair was hfre from Bur
lington. The stage of water was 2.7't
at C a. m. and 2.S5 at noon.
So favorably has the belt,! line
project been received by ownera -"f
propci ty fronting on First avenue be
tween Eleventh and Seventeenth
streets that it is highly probable that
several of them will be In readiness
to attach their signatures of consent
by the end of the present week.
It is not the desire of the comniItt3f
delegated by the (Greater Hock Island
Development Fund to urge , uuilii
baste on the patt of th3 owners of'iha
frontage. It is the wls-h of the .com
mittee that all those affected be fully
informed and have ample tlLie for con
.ideration before finally agreeing 't i
the building of the tracks for the "ne.v
line In front of their property. Theio
!a nothing to conceal., ' "!
Mo'arr Hir' UUht. J '
As Is generally '' Understood, , to
right to build railroad ' tracks on First
avenue between the streets, mentione.l
can be oblained by purchase only, i
ownership In the street and in vtho
property extending to the middle . tf
the Mississippi river is rested lu per
petuity in the owners of fu prope-ity
on the avenue, this by reason of fail
ure to place ownership in Ihe munici
pality, as is the case In other thorough
fares of the city, when the charter of
the old town of Stephenson wa trans
ferred to the city - of Rock Islan l.
Hence the Greater Rock Inland funj,
which has been subscribed by citizeu
for the upbuilding of the city, a .sum
that ought to be sufficient to sutUfy
tho First avenue owners for ,th dedl-
catkin of the 30 feet required for' t lit
belt line, has been iet aside to! be
used as purchase money. Of cdurs
a prohibitive price can be put on ho
property. .The owners ar not 'asked
to .donate. But they are asked to put
a fair valuation on. the right of .wav.
It is believed the majority, if not all.
will do this. -i ) '
(uicrrin All the Vople. :'
The Greater Rock Island hind eoutj
not be expended in promoting any 'un
dertaking for the expansion and ' ad- .
ancement of the commercial and in
dustrial welfare of the city that 'will
mean more than the proposed belt
line. It concerns the whole people,'
the man who owns a business and the
man who labors In the factory alike.
The city wants more industries.
There is one remaining site for the.oi
within the limits of the city. It Is 111
the west end. That iart of the cltv.
is now reached by a single line of rail
road. Factories will not locate in any -city
where they do not have more thai
one railroad passing their doors. This
is the one shortcoming that has de
feated Rock Island in a .lumber of
campaigns that it has carried on In
the past few years in (ts efforts ,to
build tip the city Industrially, ' ht
it Is seen that the first move)ttlt
(Continued on Pa Six.)
E..? F. Godfrey.' local agent of tho I OOOOOOCXIOOOC)OCXDOOOOCXXXXXX0 XXXDOOCXXXXXXOOOOOOCXXX5!X
Magnolia Park Land company of Hons
ton, Texas left for Houston last night
to inspect the properties of the com
pany at that cit)'.; ,H. Schleuter, bag
gage agent at the Rock Island depot.
went with Mr. Godfrey as the repre
sentative of a number of purchasers
of lots in Magnolia Park. They are
expected to return In about a week.
READY TO GRADE THE STUB
Ilork Island Southern Gets Right of
Way on Aledo Line.
Grading for the stub to Aledo from
the main line of the Rock Island
Southern will be started this week, all
the difficulties in regard to right of
way having been disposed of save in
one case. On the farm of V. M. But
ler the proposed line wipes out the
buildings and practically all the oth?r
most important improvements and the
company has not been able to agree
with the owner as to a suitable com
pensation. Grading on the stub will
be a short job. There are no de'-p
cuts or heavy fills and the work will
be done with teams, leaving the steam
shovels on the main line. It is be
lieved that the stub will be ready by
Jan. 1, when the road is expected to l,a
put in operation.
Now just as fast as our wag
ons can cart it to your cellars
but the prices are bound to go
up. Forewarned Is forearmed!
So don't wait for cold weather
to catch you unprepared . Cet
your supply now while prices
To Whom It May Concern:
I, Mary E. Young, hereby give no
tice to the public that I will not be re
sponsible for any debts contracted by
any one except myself from this date.
Oct. 4, 1909. MARY E. YOUNG.
Our Coal is High Grade, Well Screened
and Guaranteed to be Satisfactory
OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE BUILDING
1517-1519 SECOND AVENUE
Licensed to Wed.
Marian f. cavender. . . j)es Moin g Third Avenue and Twenty-f ouith Street.
OPEN EVERY EVENING -Mrs. Laura Sprague Muscatine ' CCOCOCOOOOGOOOOOOOOOOOQ