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THE ittlGTJS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12. 1900.
BENEFITS TO CITY
What Rock Island Is Losing
Through Lack of Facilities.
BELT LINE IS NECESSARY
Will Afford Ihitiunce to 1-IIectrics and
Open Up West Kiid Factory
Rock Itland must have in'erurbaa
railroads if it is to hold its ow
agamst tne growing surrouniung cen
ters that are affording these advan
tages to the residents of the rural dis
tricts. Several projected electric lines
have sought an entrance to this ci'.y
in 'vain. The most recent one was
promoted by W. C. Lawson, a Chicago
au hacked by ample capital to com
plete his undertaking, which ha 1
CiMcslnirg and Rock island for its ter
minals, coming v'ia Aledo, and tapping
the richest territory to the south of
this corrniunity. Mr. Lawson experi
enced no difficulty in securing right:
of way until reaching the city of Hock
1. land. Here the people of the resi
d.Mcc districts would not consent tj
the running of freight tiains in front
of their property. They did not wan:
to be undci stood as spiking t j block
pi'ogrcs;-, hut their answer was ..tli.it
Kock Island ha 1 al-.vays cpnUr.ed its
iai! road, accommodations to. the. river
I rent, and they saw no r.-a-gn ( .why
there should ho a cli:;:;ge ;rnv; , lix. ,
there was room t-'ieie .for ih? jMier ,
urban as well as - the steam railroitvj j.
llfxtNtrrs 'lr,l' Action. .
Tho trustees t:t' the !iof::r; t irin.l,
subscribed by ci'izens for the lOiiini;.--cial
and industrial development of
lioek Island, saw no more effective
direction 3 in which t c:.i lay a por
tion of this money than i'l affording
facilities to the iMerui !.;'ii.s by build
ing a line from thcVout'.i rn limits to
the business cen'e;- of ;!i- city. At
the same tine it was iiu-i'ii'i-nt upon
tioiue nubile :ig. r-v lo solve lac west
nd factory probli u
wants now i.:-.In:-.: i ie
them if ic is to grnv
Ivors. Gnvncrj of s
seeking new loe;.t:o
considered P.oi k Isl.u
of railroad facilities.
i: !; Islan I
1 1 must lriv
' i s ncig'a-
vcr.il i-idustrie j
I nil to t'.i'- point
Hock Inland 1ns
one available site
in the west end.
for factories. It is
competitive iai!roui conveniences.
But one railroad out tb wa-l v-.-
district. TI:-.u district will 'o opened
up to all railroads now cr:,v; i,g her.:
and to all lines that i.-ny come in fu
ture years, as will ,iS servo as an en
trance to intei'ii'ba'is. Tli- i opk- an
vantiug more factories, l.ut !h".v can't
he secured until ihy first: are ;i (forded
the accommodations th;tr they exact.
The booster fund could not bring the
factories here if it was ;en tiai's it"
tize under present enndit io;is.
What Other 'lii-j r- li iin-z.
As for internrhans atid tin- advan
tage they are to a city, one il;is but
to look around over the st;Me. A visit
to Joliet, Hcxkfoid. Aurora. Klgin,
Sfiringfield, Plootnin'iron, IVtiria, I)e
catur, Danville, Jiicksonville. and Iast
St. Louis will show the benefits of the
interurban, all these coinmimiiies prof
iting by many thousands of dollars
every year from tho trade that is
brought from the outixinc, districts to
the cities. Hock Ishind must rnp.ko ;t
move to conserve its own- interests,
present and future. . v
To this end every rncoui aeemeitt
should be given to the proposed fielt
line from Sevemeenth street along
First avenue and Muth to Kighteenth
avenue. Proiterty owners :ite asked
io give consent to the use of a ::n-foot
strip KOiiUi of the pres-.n: tracks on
First avenue. Tin re nii.Lkr b: grounds
for serious opposition were the belt to
be the first railroad to be built there.
P.tit it is only an addition to what luis
been there for years, and it can but
slightly alter the present situation.
Will Solve Two I'rolilciiiN. "
The belt line will solve tl,.. west end
factory and the interurhan probhins.
Tho saving of l;oth is essential to the
progress of the city. No communal
advances are made without sacrifices.
Hack Island is no rlitTon n t f rum nt hor .
ii.ie n.mt set toseiiur :! b(Hst onu-r-
Iprisea that pre in tho interest of the'
I general welfare. In this way, and in
this way only, will tho development of i
the city he realized.
ALLOUEZ COUNCIL TO
CELEBRATE THE DAY
.'ttcitaiiuuent This I i veiling to Coin
iiieinniorute Anniversary of
A'loiicz council. No. (I5S, Knights e-f
Columbus, is to give an entertainment
fit its l V'.'ia evening in com::iomor.i
tiou ef the a'mivcrs.-.: y of the dise.v
iy of America by C'hrisioph -r Colam
Li:s. The add.e's of the evening w'.'I
be by 1 ).-;; u .). J. 2vi!!n of St. Joseph"-;
church. Tli" ::u".iir is for tnc member
ship and the public generally. The
following piogiui;; will he presented:
Piano Mil.) ?liss Aiiele Geigor.
Vocal solo Miss Amanda Schmidt.
Address Dean J. .1. Quinn.
Piano solo Miss Mavi Frenier.
Piano tolo with violin obligate)
Vocal s lo A. A. Hurt.
A quartut composed of A. A. Hurt,
Charles Hoantrt'c. .Tohn Na.ib and J. A.
Houston, accompanied by Miss N. M.
Itoantie?, will give song numbers.
Being a state holidsv, the banks of
tho city aie closed for the day.
MIND OWN CHURCH,"
SAYS REID IN WILL
Peculiar Clause in Testament of Mo-
line Man Filed in the- County
The will of the late David Ogle He-id
ot .Motine wa:j admitted to probate in
the county court this morning by
Judge H. W. Olmsted. The instrument
was dated June 21, limit, and it con
tained provisions dividing tho property
of deceased among his wife', two daugh
ters and four grand-children. A rather
odd bequest was the giving of his mem
bership in the society of "The Army of
the Tennessee" to his son, R. J. Heiel,
together with his commission, arms,
and other paraphernalia of the society.
He also explained at some Ier.gih in
his '.rill his own peculiar religion, in
which he: said his "mind was his own
church." Ht asked that his wife,
Amanda Iis Heid, be appointed exec
utrix of his will.
Wither Mis coy will leave tonight for
an extenif visit in California.
Miss Mae K. Higgins has re-turned
sifter a visit with Chicago relatives.
M. V. Archer, SO 7 Twenty-fourth
;treet. left last evening for an extend
ed visit in Nebraska and South Diikot i.
Miss Nona Fiekenscher left today
for Pittsburg, where she will attend
the national convention of the Chris
Dr. W. S. Marquis will leave: tomor
row night for Oshkosh, Wis., v. here
he will speak before the Presbyterian
synod of Wisconsin.
Otto Schwenker and J. W. Houdc-r
are in Chicago attending the- meeting
of the Illinois Masonic grand lodg 1
v hich convened there today.
Dr. X W. Stewart and Miss Dina
Itamser are attending the state con
ference of charities at Peoria as dele
gates from the Associated Charities
of this city.
Phil Mitchell and Carl Hellpenstell
are attending the annual convention
of (he Illinois Bankers' association
which opened today at Decatur and
beore which the latter is standing as
a candidate for the presidency.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carso ifnd Mr.
and Mrs. John Ohlweiler are visiting
in Milwaukee. Mr. Carse and Mr.
Ohlweiler are attending the sessions
of the National Bottlers' association,
which is holding its annual convention
iii that city.
The only Baking Powder
Made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
Hence Finer, More Wholesome Food
WOMEN PAY FINES
Resort Keepers Arc Assessed
$200 and Costs Each in
SAY THERE !S NO GRAFTING
lit Grace Nelson Claims That Her
Hcgular Police Assessment Jhi
t it led Her to Protect Ion.
Following the raid by the sheriff's
forces yesterday on information filed
in the county court by State's Attorney
L. M. Magill, 10 of the keepers of
houses of ill repute were arraigned in
the county court and assessed fines of
?2ih snd costs each. All of the wo
men plead guilty io the charge against
themi, paid their lines and were releas
ed. Those penalized were Leone
Fisher, Grace Nelson, Emma Russell,
Mattie Adair, Hattie Swanson, May
Howard :nd Maggt Alexande r, all of
whom have their resorts on Twenty
first street between Second ami Fourth
avenues; Nell Hill, Sixteenth street,
between First and Second avenues;
Grace Cooley, lSOtl First avenue, and
Nellie Knight, Fourth avenue between
Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets.
The Nelson woman, while on the
witness stand, was accused of having
made the statement that she '"paid for
protection and was going to have it."
The charge that this statement was
made grew out of an incident which
occurred several weeks ago. At that
time there? was trouble at the Nelson
resort and the call was sent in to the
police to come up and remove a male
Mio Was MitiunlerMttMiil.
i iipuuii vines oi uie petuce loiee-cinu
several others who were on the scene
v . . i . . .- . - : i . . i" .i ii . .
at tiie time testified that the Nelson
woman had made t lie statement cred
ited to her above, and States Attorney
Magill demanded to know to whom
. ! she: was paying fer her protection.
She said on the s and that her stat -
mem had l.ei-n misunderstood, and that
1 instead of having said what was cred
i Led to her she had said that she "paid
her fine regularly at the police station
i and wits entitled to police protection"
I v lien a man raised a "rough house" in
i her place. She c laimed that she is
j not paying anyone for protection and
jthat she never has done so.
UDDEN TO ADDRESS
BROADWAY MEN'S CLUB
Ai;gustan Professor to Be- Speaker
at First Dinner of tho
The first fall dinner of the Broadway
?dem's club is to be he-hl the evening
of Oct. 22 at the church. The dinir-r
will be served at ti::ju, and the pro
giiim will follow, the; feature to be in
address by Professor J. A. Uddeti of
Atigustatiii college on "The Geographi
cal Formation of the Soil of Illinois."
Miss Kdith Ferrman died last even
ing at S:10 iit horJiome, 211!i,i Fourth
iivemv, after an illness of severil
months of consumption. Deceased
was born May 22. 1SSS, at Macomb.
Iil., and moved to this city four ye:i-s
ago. She- is survived by her mother,
Mrs. Samuel Rippetoe of Macom!..
(Tile funeral will be held tomorrow
niurning at iu:;;o trom the Knox un
dertaking parlors. Burial will be made
at Chippiannock cemetery.
Funeral of George N. Clapper.
The funeral of George Neai, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Clapper,
was held from the home of his par
ents, :;ili:2'i Fifth avenue, this after
noon at 2.::n. The services were co :-
i duc ted by Rev. W. G. Oglevee. Buri 1
'took place in Chippiannock cemelerv.
Funeral cf A. R. Brown.
The funeral of Alexander Roberts vi
, Brown was held from the home of his
conveyed to food by
-on, II. P. Brown, 1019 Sixteenth
ilicet, at li o'clock this mornin;
ftev. R B. Williams, pastor of tho
First Methodist church, conducted the
orvices. Burial took place at Chip-
; iaiMiock cemetery.
Funeral of Frederick Gottsch.
The funeral of Frederick Gottsch,
ho died yesterday at St. Anthony'3
hospital as the result of wounds
raustd by being kicked by a horse a
'poi'th ago, will be held tomorrow af
ternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz
Gnttsch. seventeenth and Brashar
streets, in South Rock Island. Fred
trick was aged 10 years.
CITY SCAVENGER IN
FIGHT; IS ARRESTED
Fiem ISassctt tJets Mixed in Quarrc
Between Boys Says Other
Fellow Struck First.
Flora Bassett, the colored city
scavenger, is in trouble. He was ar
retted this afternoon on complaint
sworn out by August DeYVitt. am
both Flem and Lis son Rufus, will
have to appear before Police Magis
trate C. J. Smith tonight in order t
square himself. Fleni's Rufus ane
some white boys, among whom wa.-
the son of August DeYVitt, got into s;
scrap this morning, and before Ion
the boys dads were mixed up in ii
and a rough and tumble light took
place. DeWitt declares that the scav
enger assaulted him and the eolore
man says he was struck first. Th
police were inclined to make light ct
the affair, as Bassett has been in th
service of the city for many years
anil is known to be a peaceable citi
zen. j mntf rDflOT npfn
JrAUlV rilUw)l Utlw
FINGER IN PIE
Icy (icnt Conspicuously Present, With
Minimum Temperature Below
. Freezing: Point.
Jack Frost got in his work beaut i
fully last night. The o.Ticial minimum
temperature was oil degrees, 2 belo-v
the freezing, point, while street the!
mometers showed as low as 27. Tli
cnill was driven in by a 2'MniIe wind
ami the ground was covered with i;
slight crust this morni-.tg, all vegeta
Hon susceptible to frost having til
life frozen out of it. This mornin::
about 7 o'clock tho first snow of th.
season fell, a few light Hakes tlr:t
would seem ' more in'1 place a-monir.
later. Another freeze is due tonight
TO JOB KENTUCKY WAGON
Bock Island Plow Conipaiiy Has Sell
A jobbing arrangement by which
the Rock Island Plow company w-!l
dispose of the output of the Kentu-jkj
Waon company through its various
branch houses hits been completed
Sale of the Kentucky wagon-? wilT
also be pushed in territory handled
directly by the Rock Island concern
Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. The
arrangement covering these three
states goes into effect at once. Ii
territory controlled by the brand
houses the arrangement is effective
the first of the year.
CIRCUIT C0URT0N RECESS
Columbus Holiday Is Observed Jurj
Secured in l-iideni Case.
The circuit court adjourned this
morning until tomorrow morning on
account of it being a legal holiday in
this state. The adjournment did noi
take place until a jury had been se
cured to hear the evidence in the
case of Peter Kideni against the Hoc I.
The office of the circuit clerk did not
close because of the holiday as it was
found that there was too much worl
on hand to permit.
OWEN ADDRESSES PUPILS
Shakespearean Actor Mnlerlains aS
Hifili School This Afternoon.
William Owen, who is at the head
of the company appeal ins at the Illi
nois theater this evening in "As Yot;
Like It." "addressed the pupils at the
high school this afternoon on tlx
writings of Shakespeare and the per
sonality of the hard. He also gave a
reading from "The Merchant of Ven
ice." POISON IN PREPARED MILK
IniMrtel Article Caused the Ieath
of the Clapper Child.
After an investigation of the ense
of ileath of George Neal, infant son
of Mir. and Mrs. G. II. Clapper, 3002
Fifth avenue. Health Commissioner A.
K. Mueller finds that it was a prepared
miik, and not milk obtained from one
of the local dairymen, that caused in
fection of the blood and resulted in
the death of the little one.
Frightful Fate Averted.
"I would have been a cripple fo:
life, from a terrible cut on my knee
cap," writes Frank Disberry, Kelliher,
Minn., "without Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, which soon cured me." Infalli
hie for wounds, cuts and bruises, It
soon cures burns, scalds, old sores
boils, skin eruptions. World's best for
piles. 25c at all druggists.
r - .ii&&y
a k Idmmm
bW s.V i -j.
Coats and Jackets
In the following furs, ranging in price from
Black Kussian Pony Coats at $35, up to mag
ficcnt 24-inch Alaska Seal Coats priced at $100
Pony Otter Krimmer
Seals Beaver Blended Rat
Muffs and Neckpieces
In the following furs, ranging in price from
Blended Rat Neckpieces at $2.U, and Muffs at
$5, up to beautiful
.$100, and large,
Black Lynx Isabella Fox
Black Fox Blue
Jap Mink Elack Wolf Blende 3 Rat
Anyone expecting to purchase furs for this win
ter has every advantage in selecting now besides
A1iich means a
4:01 mirnlinsfi ;." OH
1liJ VH--V , '-T V. J Ull
Br rl ' ' aTcn -or our announcement of the Greatest Book
ULJi1. J Sale ever held in this part of the country. Fine de
Luxe editions of standard authors will be sold at
about twenty-five cents on the dollar.
Mayor Says There
Room Violation and Other Things
Mayor G. W. McCaskrtn. at the
meeting of the city council last eve
ning, answering an inquiry for an ex
planation of the newspaper reports
of the growth of the wine room
evil in the city, made a some
what extraordinary statement, in the
course of which he indulged in some re
marks which The Argus docs not real
ly believe he fully meant to make. Thi:;
is the mayor's version, verbatim:
"In replying to the remarks of
Alderman Kllinwood about the papers
uhhing it in to t lie administration
about the winerooms, etc., I guev
the aldermen would recognize the
fact that there are some steps bein;;
taken in that uirection now. Therf
Isn't a paper in the city of Rock Is
land running the mayor's o.'iice. u::!
I don't listen to any pin-head for in
structions to run my office; they may
write what they please. 1 meet peo
ple from every walk in life and I
treat them with the same courtesy and
I will not wrong any one.
"I don't pay any attention to these
things, and the articles in some cf
these papers are a disgrace to the city
of Rock Island, and yet they come
before the government and s:;y that
we are papers published for the ben
efit of the public and for the upbuild
ing of the community. They are
The Best Place in
All this week-
A sale of fine furs
at 10 discount
Our entire stock is included, from the simpl
est child's Angora set at $1 to the luxurious
Alaska seal coats at $400 an exceptional
opportunity at the start of the season.
To more widely introduce, and to acquaint the pub
lic with the merits of the magnificent furs in our new
Fall and "Winter stocks, which are more extensive by
several thousand dollars than any we have previous
ly shown, we make this unusual offer, 10 discount.
High quaHty, merit and genuine desirability
are features which for years have earned
Harned and Von Maur furs the admiration
of all who enjoy their warmth, protection
and beauty. Wide shawl effects, coming
well down on the back, and falling to or be- .
low the waist in front, is the distinctive
feature of the new neckpieces. Coats and
wraps are mostly long 52 inches. Short
Coats, 24 to. 40 inches, will also be worn.
We're showing a well selected assortment of
Natural Mink Pelerines at MMkm mMffir E
G-skin French Muffs at $12r.V. MtSJ H
Squirrel t73Wi U
itf ntiel mi
Tj. I J I'll '4
is No Wine ;
common blackmailers, that is my
statement, and I give no significance
to such articles. I am used to these
public affairs and I don't blnine' the
alderman for his inquiry because cf
the misrepresentations so made In tho
"However, I bear malice towards
none of them, because I am a g.-nlie-man
and I feel they should treat x:se
as such, but when they become him k
mailers and reprobates and common
mongrels on the face of the body p 1
itic, then they all look alike to n e.
but 1 give you the assurance th-:
your mayor takes not a cent mini
any vice or crime in this city, and
that is a good deal more than others
in the past can say. I have no apol
ogy to make, but there is a reason for
all this, and I know a whole lot more
than you imagine I know a Lour, this
situation. I assure you that there is
no violation of the law in this city!
that the mayor nor a single city ot
ficial receives a farthing from, and
if there is I will help to send hin: to
Joliet, so help me God."
HAYDEN IS "Y" DIRECTOR
Annual Meet ins f the Active Mem
bership Held ImsI l-Aening.
The annual meeting of the active
members of the Y. M. C. A. was held
ot the association home last evening.
G. C. Blakeslee. C. D. McLanc and 1.
j II. Wilson were reelected members of
i the board of directors and H. 11. Hay
den was elected in place of II. A. Weld,
j The public reception was held at S
j o'clock anil a very pleasant evening
was enjoyed by all. Several musical
numbers were given by members of
jthe association. Dr. W. S. MarquH
and Dr. W. E. Martin spoke briefly.
I introducing the new officers. Each of j
the officers responded with fitting r
marks. The association helpers!
of $2.50 on a HU U-V Hi
I --ii.'! : , ., . . : , ;,
SALOON DAMAGED BY
EARLY MORNING FIRE
Cixssed Wires Cause
l&Iaze at I5nnk.
rr's I 'lace on
A in th
Tho roof of the saloon building at
Ninth street and Ninth avenue, occu
pied by George Hanker, was damaged
by lire at 2:40 this morning. The fire
was caused by the crossing of electric
light and telephone wires. The dam
age amounts to t'-'". and is covered by
Insurance, The building is the prop
erty of the Helming Hrewing company.
the richness of the flavor of
Care, experience and skill In
manufacture, bring out of
white corn the delightful new
flavor. A dish with, cream la
"The Memory Lingers"
Packages 10c and 15c.
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
1 mm I