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fTHE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1909.
Engineer John A. Alvord Will
Report to Council Next
Set en Companies in the Competition
Kieet to Start Woik
John A. Alvord, the consulting en
gineer of Chicago, and City Engineer
Wallace Treichler have completed tho
analysis of the bids submitted by the
beven competing companies on the.
construction of the mechanical filtra
tion plant which it is proposed to in
stall at Reservoir park.
Each bidding concern had a repre
sentative here to confer with the en
gineers during the canvass of the pr -i.o.sals.
Mr. Alvord will remain here
until Saturday, when he will return
to his home hi Chicago to remain over
Sunday. He will be back for the meet
ing of fhe city council .Monday even
iag. a; which time he will give his re
port, which will inciu.li' a tecotu'uendi
1 it .ii as to the most desirable bid.
Water FuuiU to 1'a.v for It.
It is expected that the new plant,
eonvplete, will not cost ro exceed $100.
OOO, the improvement to be paid out
f the revenues of the waterworks
department. These ha been mat
Hallo increased bv a ievi.-ioii of lb-
barges to the larger consumers, j
m'aiiv of whom, i: is claimed. Lav; j
l.oen receiving their water supply at j
r.hout "half ' the cost. propo;tioiiateiy,
ttssessefl against the smaller users'.
, Tho ntiPFtion of e:v:!V' the city a
rew filter plant has been agitated be- i
fore the council for up wauls of a your, j
Durine last :-".jr!ng bids were lnvit- d l
;n the placing of ti" plrnt bath at the
pumping- station at the f.o'. of Twenv
fourth street and in Keervo!;- paik.
These were rejected en the advice '.ft
Mr. Alvord. w h ) maintains t'nat tlu ;
lest results crMi 1," had ;y hunting
the plant on the hill site, and in addi
tion there would be a lare saving n
the municipality througa t!e- usage of
tlie settling a?;! clear water basins
that form a part of the natural Ol'r t
t'on system that has been aervin.g the
city the past 10 year-. Th'se basins
pre practically in as servii-cab!" con
dition as the time tin: they were
liny ll.'-iii TMm I'.ilt.
Whether the building of th nev
plant, will be commenced th. presen'
fair depends entirely upnn the length
of time the council will taVe in Jet
ting the contract. I' Is claimed tint
all of the bidding comn-v.ies are re
sponsible, and have sv-'e.n . tv.stalle 1
by them in var'oes riMe ti,.u are
ing successfully and satisfactorily
The aim of the council will be r-
l ave the work done r.t the most rea
sonable figure, of course giving fii.,t
"There's a Reason."
Not quite all the
men in town arc
coming to us for
but we're certainly
fitting a great many.
Call and see the bus
iest shop in town.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING.
consideration to the responsibility an3
(laaiilitations of the bidding concern.
As in all public contracts of such
magnitude, there has been no little
lobbying among the aldPr.T.en on the
I art of the representatives of the com
peting companies. All the taxpayers
demand is that the best work be ob
tainod at the lowest possible figure.
R. L CRAstfPTON IS
Former I lock li;;nl lJoy I Ignored lij
the Illinois .Association Con
vention. ISoek Island did not land its candi
date, Carl Hellpc-nstell, in the presi
dency of the Illinois bankers' associa
tion, which concluded its annual con
vention at Decatur yesterday, but can
take some comfort in the fact that a
fanner resident of this city, Richard
I.. Crampton, son of .Mr. and Airs. Rich
aid Crampton. v. as chosen to the sec
retaryship of the organization. Mr.
Crampton formerly was cashier of the
National Hank of the Republic in Chi
cago, but of lat he has been devoting
himself to o' her interests related to
banking affairs. His home is in River
side, a suburb of Chicago.
Illinois Ilody KcJicves Self of Half of
Work by Finding a Law
The Illinois supreme court yesterday
held constitutional the new statute
which makes the appellate court the
last resort in a flood of cases' which
now clog the supreme court ducket.
The decision was given in the cast1
of Wickes, Jr., vs. W'alden. et al.,
where an appeal was made from the
appellate to the supreme court by writ
of error, subsequent to July 1 last,
when the new certiorari law became
I'nder the new law, the appellate
court decisions ate final in all cases
involving more than $l.nw), except
where there is constitutional privilege
The supreme court by certiorari may
hear cases which have been decided in
the appellate courts, according to the
Attorneys estimate the new statute
will result in reducing the supreme
court docket p.t least 0 per cent, and
enable the justices to keep up with
the work which confronts them.
NONE OF THE STOLEN
ARTICLES ON TRAIN
Strikebreakers Throw Away Property
Taken From Rock Island
1. illicit Room.
When, at Blue Island yesterday af
terr.oon .officers hoarded the special
train carrying the strikebreakers re
turning from Omaha, who raided the
lunch room at the Fifth avenue station
in this city in the morning, they could
not find any of the stolen property.
A. expected would be the case, the
gang, which consisted of !i!t profes
sional strike-breakers, who had been
imported from New York to serve the
Omaha street railway corporations
during its trouble with its regular
men, had thrown away enroute all of
the silverware, napkins, etc., that were
taken from tho restaurant. No arrests
have been made. The men stopped off
hero at 10 o'clock in the morning to
have lunch. In leaving tho room they
grabbed everything in sight, and the
train was on its way before officers
could be summoned to the scene. The
lunch room is operated by the firm of
J. J. Crier & Co., Kansas City, who
have charge of all the eating houses
on the Rock island lines. They place
their loss at $la0.
FALLS FR0&1 A CAR;
Mohn A. Guslafson Suffers Painful
Accident on Long View Line
John A. Gustafson of the firm of Gus-iaf.-en
S-. Hayes had the misfortune to
slip and fall in alighting from a mov
ing Long View car in front of his home,
111':, Twentieth street, at I o'clock this
afternoon and sustaining a dislocation
of the left shoulder joint. Mr. Gustaf
son, who was severely shocked by the
fall also, was removed to his home,
where a physician was summoned ant'
reduced tha fracture. It is expected
that he will be able to be about his
duties in a few days.
Mrs. Carrie V. Frazer.
Mrs. Carrie V. Frazer. ' 3021 FiftV
avenue, died this morning at 9:"0 at
St. Anthony's hospital after an illness
of four weeks with enlargement of the
Deceased was born June SO, 1S79, at
Madrid, Iowa. She was married at
Marion, Iowa, Dec. 25, 1K00, to John
Frazer. The family moved to this city
eight years ago. She is survived by
her mother, Mrs. Sarah Ritchhart ff
-Madrid; six sisters. Mrs. Millie Eck-
liart, Mallard, Iowa; Mrs. Rose John
and Mrs. John Swansan, Madrid"
Mrs. Louis Johnson, Davenport; Mrs.
Maggie Ashmore, Antigo, Wis., and
Miss Julia Ritchhart. Des Moines; one
.rother, Charles, Madrid and two
ous. Rarrell and Jerald, at homo.
The remains will be taken to Madrid
imorrow morning for burial.
Robert Edwards died this morning at
7:15 at St. Anthony's hospital after an
illness of three davs of ulcers of the
stomach. He was taken to the hospi
tal yesterday afternoon, and his death
was due to hemorrhage of the stom
ach. Mr. Edwards was about 30 years
af age, and had resided in Rock Island
iver It) years. He has made his home
at 2215 Fourth avenue. None of his
relatives reside in this city. He has a
sister in Davoniort.
Funeral of Miss Edith Ferrman.
The funeral of Miss Edith Ferrman,
J11!V Fourth avenue, was held yes-'c-t'day
from the Knox undertaking
arlo:s. Rev. r. r. Williams, pastor
if the Fiist Methodist church, con
lucted the services. Burial took plaie
it Chippiannock cemetery.
Funeral of Frederick Gottsch.
The funeral of Frederick Gottsch
was held from the home of his parenis.
VI r. and Mrs. Friiz Gottsch, Seven
teenth and Drashar streets. South
iock Island, at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. R;v. P. Wilhelin, pastot
f the German Lutheran church, con
flicted the services. Burial took place
in Chippiannock cemetery.
FACTS IN BIG SUIT
Jury Hears Evidence in Damage
Case of Peter Eiclem Against
iS THE SECOND HEARING
'laiiitiA Sutlers Loss of lioth Legs
in An Accident in Moline Few
Taking of evidence in the suit brought
y Peter Eideni of Moline against the
Rock Island railroad was commenced
yesterday before a jury in tiie circuit
ourt with Judge E. C. Graves presid
ng. The following are the jurors who
are hearing the case: D. J. Shean,
'.Jock Island: Albert Hartman, Andalu
sia: E. E. Walker, Rock Island; Peter
Conner. Coal Valley; V. A. Vanatta.
ituffalo Prairie; J. M. Spurr, Rock Is
iand; Oscar Hogberg. Moline; J. C.
Vogol. Hampton: Charles Whitlock,
fiuffalo Prairie; C. II. Kurth, Rock Is-
md; Ed Noah. Rock Island, and Ang
st Moriinson. Moline. The attorneys
In the case are Searle & Marshall for
he plaintiff and the firm of Jackson,
Hurst &- Stafford for the defendant.
The case is one in which the plain
iff asks for damages of $5ft."00 for the
loss of both his legs in an accident in
Moline several years ago. Tho case
it a former hearing was decided in his
favor and a verdict for $l(l.u00 was
given him. but th' case was appealed
:o the appellate court, which reversed
and remanded the case for another
trial in the circuit court.
4 i!it-n.it Ilviirinc Tomorrow.
Mace Sontones of Moline, who was
irraigncd in thr circuit court yester
day afternoon on the charge of con
tempt of court, had his case continued
until tomorrow, at which time he will
bo given a hearing. Semones was tho
defendant in a divorce suit recently
in which the court ordered him to pay
alimony to his wife at the rate of $T
per week and the attorney's fees in
addition. He failed to do either and
at present his bill amounts to about
550. He will probably have to go to
jail, as he claims he has not the monv
v.herewiih to make the payments. He
is represented by Attorney II. M. Mc
Caskrin and Assistant Stare's Attorney
Harry Schriver is appearing for tho
W. II. Birnett left last evening for
an extended visit at Seattle.
C. H. Connelly of Kansas City is
visiting relatives in the city.
W. W. Royle departed last night for
a visit of several weeks at Portland.
M. Thompson of Rock Island and
Carl Mueller of Davenport, after a
week's visit in Chicago, left yesterday
for Detroit, from which place they will
later go to New York City before re
turning to the tri-cities.
CHARLES C. HILL
HELD FOR ROBBERY
Colored Piano Player, Native ol
This City, Arrested in
Charles C. Hill, colored, formerly oi
Davenport, and a native of Rock Isl
and, has been arrested in Chicago for
alleged robbery. When arrested h?
had $1,500 worth of dfamonds on his
person and a $2,000 pawn check in hi.-,
pocket. Hill is a piano player of some
merit, and as such he has been in
many of the society homes of the east.
He, it is thought, looks over th
ground and has a confederate (wlic
robs the homes after he has made hi.
report. His confederate is Kweney
Thirty-second Annual Conven
tion of County Association
Opens at Milan.
ONE HUNDRED PRESENT
John Ilaiilierg and Rev. Marion Hum
phreys Speakers at the Morn
The ."12d annual convention of the
Rock Island County Sunday School
association opened at the Mechodis?
church in Milan this morning at '0
o'clock. There were about 100 dele
gates present, a greater number than
has ever been present at any ether
morning session. Most of tn dele
gates are from out of town. The si t -
tendance this morning augurs well for
a new record before adjournment to
morrow. Rev. V. G. Oglevee of Rock Island
led the praise and prayer service.
John Hauuerg of Moline l'?d the open j
discussion on the subject "Has the j
County Gone Forward?" He gavej
several iustances of the advance along
the different lines in the various de
partments, such as teacher training j
and temnerance work. Hij nddress
bowed that the. work in the county
had advanced with great strides.
'I'.-ilkK of Future. .
Rev. Marion liumhpreys of Rock Isl
and spoke on the future. His subject
was "What Can We See Ahead of I's
for the Coming Year." "The Sunday
school organizations in the county,
state and country have now reached a j
state oi perfection as far as organiza- j
tion is concerned." he said, "and all j
that is necessaty now is to put a little ,
life into the workers. Tho ortrani'a-j
tion in its completeness is vi'y much j
like1 an engine without steam. All
that is necessary to make tho work a j
great success is to turn on the steam."
Rev. Mr. Humphreys rccam m?rd d
the graded study course to tlu conven
tion. It has been 'used in the Central
Presbyterian church for som? time
with groat success. Rev. Mr. Humph
teys. in speaking of the advance wliich
the Sunday school has made since its
founding, said: "If Mr. Hakes, wit;
founded the Sunday school, snonld L'
brought back to life now. he would be
as much surprised as Fulton would
lie if he were to f ome to life now and
see one of the large ocean :ine:'."
G. W. Miller of Paris, who is a
state field worker, was unab'e to reach
the convention til! 11 o'clock. He was
to have conducted the bible drill, but
'iccauso of his late arrival he made but
a few brief remarks.
Cirrulewt Int lliillon of C'tiurrh.
President H. E. Van Duzer, in his
annual report, which will he read to
morrow morning, reviews the work
done by the association during the
year. Following are Ihe more impor
tant extracts from his address:
"I am frank to admit that I am more
convinced today of the great impor
tance of the Sunday school work than
ever before. It is beyond question the
greatest institution that has sprung up
in the Christian church in the past
one hundred years. When I say this,
I do it with all deference to the great
work being accomplished by such in
stitutions as the Y. M. C. A., which is
reclaiming fo many young men at
home and abroad, the W. C. T. V.,
which is doing so much to elevate so
ciety and purify the home, the home
and foreign missionary societies, who
are carrying light to the benighted
heathen, to the Christian Endeavor and
other young people's societies, which
are accomplishing so much in prepar
ing young people for the active work
of the church.
"I rec ognize the splendid ork these
institutions are doing, but when all is
said. I still maintain that in greatness
of accomplishment for the church and
for the state, the Sunday school over
shadows them ail.
Lack of Interrxt.
"As it is today, S5 per cent of all
members of the various churches come
in through the door of the Sunday
school, hut we overlook the fact that
00 per cent of all the children who
enter the school, leave it never again
to be heard from. And why? Simply
because of lack of interest or qualifica
tions, either mental or spiritual, on
.he part of pastor, teacher or parents,
or all of them. When the church fully
wakes up to the importance of the
Sunday school as an evangelizing as
well as educational factor, there will
not be 2.000 children in Rock Island
ilone running the streets on Sunday.
"Everybody today is studying lif,
The Best Place in
I IE HATE Pli.W
WII.Xa SAYK YOU
For each month a $IO loan
settled hofoi-e the last payment
on it is due, we will allow yon a
rebate of (." cents that ls u:e
month ." cents, two months
.51.. JO, etc-.
Tho rebate on a S2
The rebate en a
The rebate on a
The rebate on a !.": loan is $-J.10
All other amounts in proportion.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.
403 Best Euildinff
m hi ii i mi Hi li PIH WH IP IH Mill P III I i II
im r r rm in i mm m w
not alone tliCj scientific man, but the
business man," educators, professional
men, politicians, parents, everyliody, in
fact, are asking themselves the cpies
tions: What is life? How doea it de
velop? How may it be influenced?
How may it be led to action? And all
this study would be unavailing were
it not for the fact that life, lihe all
oilier' of Cod's creations, is tinder law,
and ' that law is universal and un
changeable, that the same causes will
always produce the same results un
der normal conditions; that these laws
governing life are not hidden, but may
be known an are known.
Mi ml nlnnlly ChiinelnE.
"The intelligent teacher knows that
the mind of the child is constantly
changing and that the intellectual and
spiritual food administered must be
suited to his particular neiMls, and this
fact gives rise to six departments in
the Sunday school, namely, beginners,
primary, intermediate, senior, and
adult. The children of each depart
ment have dominant characteristics
which give rise to certain needs and
opportunities. There is a time in a
child's life best suited for forming
habits ami storing the memory; an
other time for shaping ideals and crys
talizing life purposes; a time to broad
en sympathies and lead to service. If
this best time is passed, the results, if
obtainable at all later, come with great
er effort and less success. A pastor
remarked at an institute in my pres
ence recently that he did not believe
much in these 'new-fangled notions.
iKOiirsnrr of I.nw of le velopmni I.
"The facts of the case are that this
pastor in all probability knew nothing
of the laws governing the development
of. mind and soul, and so was ready
to condemn what he did not under
stand. This was somewhat similar to
the position Galileo was in wtten he
was forced to swear that the world
did not revolve, rejecting peremptorily
a truth simply we do not understand
it. It is unfortunate that such narrow
ness should exist in this enlightened
age, and - yet there are thousands of
others just like this one. Let as try
and inform ourselves so that we may
All the news all the time The ArruA
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thing at the right time, THAT'S
STYLE. What's new today is old to
morrow. What's style for one is poor
taste for another. We make a dis
tinction here we have clothes for
every style of man, from the staid
business man to the exuberant college
chap and they're good clothes first,
last and all the time. Money back any
time you feel they not right.
IF IT'S NEW IT'S HERE
Tell us how n.iic'i you want today. I.et us ciuo.e you definite figures
on the money you need. You'll bo surprised at our reasonable
terms and at the ease yuu
Your furniture', piano,
property will be su.'Iicn
or disturbed in any
NOW. Our c
loan is $l.tlt
JU." loan is if.i.'Z
.Sl loan is S !.."
Phones West, 514, New GO 11
H I Tfll ITTI
Trio Lorfge, Attention.
On account .-;f t hi- heating plant not
being ready the meeting of Trio huK'o.
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all gustafson & mMmgm:
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FROM $10 UP
can carry a loan made through us.
horses, wagons or other personal
nt security, but. are not removed
way. on can get the money to
within an hour or two. Uette-r call
onlidi - nt ial agent will call upou re-
No. r.T, A. V. A. .r.. called for tonight
litis been cancelled.
W. U. I'KTTIT, Secretary.
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Suits $20 to $30.
Overcoats $20 to $30.
I-ook lor the Iilwl in the Coat.