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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1909.
TRY TO REOPEN
Attempt to Discredit Recom
mendation of Engineer
John W. Alvord.
-OBBYISTS AT WORK HERE
Council Should Either Stand by the
Kxpcrt or Employ One
Whom It Has I'aith.
It is understood that disgruntled
bidders on the new mechanical fil
tration plant are making an effort to
have the council order a recanvass
of the proposals with a view- to prac
tically discrediting the recommenda
tion of John W. Alvord, the Chicago
consulting engineer, to whom was en
trusted the task of analyzing the sev
Mr. Alvord is at present ill at his
home in Chicago, hut he has promis
ed he will come to the city just as
soon as he is able and further advise
tne council concerning the features
of his report. In his absence repre
sentatives of some of the companies
whose proposals did not come up to
the mark set hy Mr. Alvord have been
lobbying with members or tne coun
SI I1 I'phoM Koiclnerr.
Mr. Ahord was the unanimous
choice of the council for the work
. that he is doing in connection with
the new lilter plant. The Ars as
s.umes that he is competent anV hou-
si. If the members of the city coun
cil were capable of passing upon the
merits of the bi.ls they would not
nave needed the services of Mr. Al
vord. They have trusted to him to
protect them and the interests of the
city. Mr. Alvord has made his rec
ommendation, and it should stand,
unless some irregularity has been dis
covered. Mr. Ahord conferred with
: representative of each of the bid
ing companies in going ever the
to reopen the canvass would be a
direct slap at the consulting engineer.
The filter men should not be permit
ted to go before rhe council and at
tempt to confuse the members of that
'inly. They should be compelled to
do their talking to the engineer. If
hey can't satisfy him. then the coun
cil should keep its hands off. If the'
aldermen are losing faith in Mr. Al
vord, then they should dismiss him
and engage an engineer in whom they
have full faith and confidence.
1 an Oli!
This underground work by lobby
ists has been tried in Rock Island city
councils before, and it i?. to be hoped
that the members of the present body
will not permit themselves to be mis
led in such an important work. The
only interest that the taxpayers have
is that they be given a first-class sys
tem at the most reasonable price con
sistent with a good job.
FIRST OF MEN'S CLUB
Professor .1. A. I'dden of Augustana
Will Give an Address at the
The monthly meetings of the Broad
way Men's club, which a.Tord: ,1 so
much enjoyment to the members and
their friends during last winter wil!
he resumed tomorrow evening.
are pleasing to. little folks and grown-ups.
The delicate, fluffy bits made from white corn, with
the special "toasty" flavor, browned to a "turn" are good
for all the family.
"The Memory Lingers
Grocers sell Packages 10c and 15c.
Postum Cereal company, Ltfi., Battle Creek, Mich.
the first dinner of the season will
.:tid at the church. For this occasio
r-:ts,iueiu a. u. Welch ha secured ai:
address on "The Geological Forma
tions cf Illinois Soil" by Professor
A. Uddon of Augustnna colic.
music will he furnished bv th Broad
way male quartet. The dinner wi
oo served at G.:h and the piogram will
CRAZED BY DRINK;
TRIES TO END LIFE
lames Blackie Almost Lifeless When
Discovered in Moline Police
Crazed by drink, James Blacki",
young Greek, tried to end his life by
hanging himself with his belt in the
-uonne ponce station early this morn
ing. He was arrested for drunkenness
last night. Other prisoners detected
Hlackie in hi.--, attempt end called to
officers. Blackie was almost lifeless
when he was cut. down. A physician
was railed and revived him He wil!
COAL IN EXPLOSION;
STOVE IS WRECKED
Kxcilement in Vicinity of I'osateri
Fruit Store on Twentieth
Coal in a range at the Posateri
fruit store on Twentieth street, ex
ploded after 1 o'clock this afternoon
and caused considerable excitement.
The force of the explosion was so
great that the stove was broken and
the burning coal was thrown around
the room. Mr. I'osateri quickly ex
tinguished the blaze with a bucket of
water. It is thought the the wind
coming down the chimney caused the
Mrs. E. R. Williamson.
Mrs. Alfred Stocker. 1020 Seven
teenth street, received word this morn
ing of the death of her sister. Mrs. E.
It. Williamson of Lindsay. Canada, at
. .Portland, Ore.
John S. D. Chambers. .
Miss LeClaire Gilmore...
Miss Anna Woodward
Elme W. Freeman
Miss Lila A. I.emmon ...
James A. Isaacs
Miss Lovena M. Cansdale
Fred Daebelliehn Rock Island
Miss Mary G. Bruchman.S. Rock Island
Frank E. Melin Moline
Miss Alice E. Tuflley Moline
August P. Brusr her Rock Island
I Miss Harriet E. Dean Milan
Aged Lady Hurt in Fall.
Mrs. Margaret Gorman. 25G Seventh
avenue, who is S3 years of age, stum
bled and fell over a rug at her home
yesterday afternoon. Her left hip wis
fractured, and it is feared the injury
will be serious, because of her age.
It is in time of sudden mishap or
accident that Chamberlain's Liniment
can he relied upon to take the place
of the family doctor, who cannot al
ways be found at the moment. Then
it is that Chamberlain's Liniment is
never found wanting. In cases of
sprains, cuts, wounds and bruises
Chamberlain's Liniment fakes out the
soreness and drives away the pain
Sold by all druggists.
CLUB MEN BQQST
First of Winter Dinners at the
Rock Island Club House
TO BE LARGE ATTENDANCE
Line and Other Public Projects
Will Probably lie Given
Rock Island Club members will be
out in force this evening for the firL
of a series of monthlv dinners to be
given at the club house on sixteenth
street for the purpose of getting the
men together for the discission and
onsideration or public projects, carry
ing on the work that was heretofore
conducted under the name of th-3
The booster organization, which had
a membership of about loo, has been
absorbed bv the Rock Island Club, and
henceforth all members of the latter
organization are to be considered
loosters. One of the questions that
doubtless will receive attention at the
meeting this evening is the proposed
jelt line, and - the project will proba-
blv be given a needed impetus.
W ill Solve Two Problem.
The citizens have placed at the dis
posal of tne club a large fund for tin;
eveloptnent of the city industrially
and commercially. The belt line is the
one means of solving the west end
actory district railroad problem, and
will also make i! possible for all inter
n-ban and steam railroads that may
n future desiring" to enter here to get
into the city without experiencing the
iscouragements that has already re-
ulted in one enterprise abandoning 1:3
iToit to reach Rock Island. The spirit
of do must prevail among t ho whole
membership of the club, as well : s
mong business men generally of the
oiumunity, if unuertaUtngs such as the
)elt line are to be successfully cunsnm-
Work 11 ml ierr.ioii.
All public enterprises are met by
obstacles that in manv instances are
isheartening to the efforts of those
ho are unselfishly devoting them-
elves to their promotion, but these
hould only tend to fire the energies
el' those engaged in the undertaking-;.
("here must be work, cooperative and
nthusiastic work. That, ana that
iloue, will bring about the success 01
he belt line and similar projects.
The dinner this evening will
erved at C,:"0 o'clock. A number
nformal talks will be heard.
Assessment Hearing Continued.
The hearing on the confirmation of
the assessment rolls for the Sixth
ard sewer system came up in the
county court before Judge R. . Olm
sted this morning, but was continued
ndefinitely at the request of some of
those who have filed objections against
the proposed improvement. The prin-
pal reason for objection seems to be
1 hamijkks-cjilmork wi:iuixo
BRILLIANT SOCIAL KV EXT
Dr. John Davis Chambers of Port
land, Ore., and Miss LeClaire Gil-
uore. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
S. Cnmore of Rock Island, were jom-
d in marriage at 8 o'clock last eve
ning at trinity Episcopal church, in
we of the most brilliant and fash
ionable attended ceremonies ever wit
nessed in the tri-cities. There were
100 guests at the church. Rev. Gran
itic H. Sherwood, the rector, officiat-
d. using the double ring service.
I he rings were borne on white satin
pillows by Miss Virginia Harper and
Master John Harper of Davenport,
niece and nephew ot the groom. The
bride was given in marriage by her
father. Miss Bess Gilmore,
sister of '
the bride, was bridesmaid; William
Chambers, brother of the groom, was
best man; and the ushers were Fur
ness Hately, Winnetka, 111.: Thomas
Griggs, Davenport; B. F. Peek, Mo-
ne; Arthur McGavie. Dubuque; Wil-
1111 Butterworth. .Moline, and Vic
tor Littig, Davenport. The Lohengrin 1
narch was played for the procession-
Land Mendelssohn's for the reces-
lonei. Professor S. T. Bowlby pre-
iding at the organ. Before the cere
mony Mrs. Furness Hately of Win-'
netka sf.ng D'Hardelot's "Because."
While the marriage vows were being
repeated "Call Me Thine Own" was
oftly renderd on the organ.
The church was beautifully deco-
ated in the wedding colors, pink and
white. White and two-toned hy
drangeas we're used against a back
ground of tall palms, ferns
plants that banked the altar.
The bride's gown was of ivory
hite niessaline satin Remountante,
ith tunic drapery. Her veil was
enitian lace and was fastened to
the coiffure with orange blossoms.
She carried a bouquet of lillies of the
alley.- Miss Bess Gilmore was
gowned in pink Messaline silk en-
traine and wore gold roses in
hair. Her bouquet was bridesmaid
roses. Mrs. oiimore, tne Driae s
mother, 'was in grey silk covered
ith gray net; Miss Agnes Gilmore,
sister of the bride, wore a black satin
princess gown entraine, trimmed in
et. Mrs. Walter Chambers, mother
of the groom, wore white duchess
There was an elaborate dinner at
the Gilmore home, on Second avenue,
v I IN SOCIAL CIRCLES v
that proper condemnation procoedin
have not been filed as yet, and that.
until this is done objections to the
sewer will stand.
FORTY TEACHERS TO
60 TO GALESBUR6
'tuck Island Delegation to Militar)
Tract Meet Leaves Tomorrow
The following teachers comprise the
delegation that will leave tomorrow
morning to attend the meeting of the
Military Tract Teachers' association,
the delegation to be headed by Super
intendent H. B. Ilayden and Principal
H. E. Brown of the high school:
Hawthorne L. C. Daughterly, Miss
Washington Miss Emily Freeman
Miss Ethel Young, Mrs. Amanda Hen
Kemble Miss Adda E. Muse.
Lincoln Miss Idessa Wakefield,
Miss Julia M. Anderson, Miss Ger
trude E. Yohn. Miss Mabel Freistat.
tss Miriam Haverstiek, Miss Elsa I.
Koehler, Miss Meta C. Wittig.
Irving Miss Leon a Witherspoon,
Miss Grace Noftsker, Miss Bertha Jo-
nassen. Miss Florence Morrison. Mis1?
Lola Smutz. Miss Elizabeth Stelk.
Miss Gail Postlewaite, Miss Lillian
Roth, Miss Charlotte Kemvorthy.
Longfellow Miss Edna Anderson,
Mrs. Mary S. Dewey. Miss Minnie
Frederick, Mrs. Dacie M. Williams,
Miss Viola Larrison.
Horace Mann Miss Mary L. Carter.
Miss . Natalie Mirfield, Miss Mary
Quayle, Miss Nettie Dodge, Miss Marie
Koch, Miss Esther Olson, Miss Julia
Eckhart, Miss Julia Melchoir, Miss
Grant Miss Dora Newton, Miss
Anna Bromley, Miss Helen Pryce.
JOHN SUMAN FOUND
DEAD ON RAILROAD
Moline Resident EscajH's from liar
tonville Asylum, Where He
Was a Patient.
John Simian, whose home was in
Moline. was found dead alongside the
Burlington railroad tracks near
Yates City Tuesday morning of this
week, he having escaped Sunday from
the P.artonville asylum, where he
was a patient. Death was due to ex
posure, according to the verdict of
a coroners jury. At the Barton
' ille asylum he had a record as a
The will of the lafe George S. Wit
ter of Port. Byron, was admitted to
probate in the county court by Judge
R. W. Olmsted this, morning. By its
terms the property of deceased is
given to his wife, Mrs. Grace H. Wit
ter, who is also appointed executrix of
the estate. The instrument is dated
March 7, 190!.
following the ceremony at the church,
for the bridal party, the relatives and
a few of the intimate friends of the
families. The home decorations
were cut flowers, ferns 'and palms.
The guests at the wedding dinner,
aside from the bridal party, were Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Chambers, Mrs. T.
R. Harper. Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Allen,
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Deutsch, Daven
port; Mr. and Mrs. William Butter
worth. Moline: Mr. and Mrs. Fur
ness Hately, Mrs. Al Mcllvane. Win
netka. III.: Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Hately, Highland Park. III.
The bride's gifts to her attendants
were a gold bracelet to Mrs. Hately,
lings to the ring bearers and a white
enamel pearl collar pin to her honor
maid- Dr- Chambers' gifts to his
men attendants were gold tie hold
ers. Dr. Chambers and his bride left
on a night train on a honevmoon fi-in
i in California. The going away gown
of the bride was a tailored broad
cloth with old rose hat. The couple
will be at home in Portland after
The-bride has been one of the pop
ular young women in tri-city society.
Her schooling was completed at the
Commonwealth Avenue school of
Miss Oilman in Boston. Since her in
troduction to society she has been
prominent in all the affairs of her
set. She is a young woman of beau
tiful character and winsome person
ality and she will be missed from
the circles in which she has been such
a favorite.. Dr. Chambers is a grad-
an(juate of the medical department of
j Columbia. He followed his profes
sional work in Davenport for a time,
and last spring settled in Portland,
where he has built up a large prac
At a very pretty, quiet home wed
ding of yesterday which took place
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Had-
ley M. Henley of Kirkwood boule
vard, Davenport, their daughter,
Miss Louise Henley, was united in
marriage to John Jacob Vrooman of
Schenectady, N. Y. The ceremony
was performed athigh noon by Rev.
Mjannaduke Hare, dean of Grace ca
thedral, who read the Episcopal ring
service. The bride was given in
marriage by her father. The groom
was attended by Jesse V. Henley
After the ceremony a wedding lun
cheon was served at wbien covers
were laid for 1.". The table's trim
mings carried out the bridal colors of
pink and white, with ro.-es and rib
bons. and asuaragus ferns. Mr. and
Mrs. Vrooman left on the 2 o'clock
train for Kansas City, and from there
will go to their new home at Oreen
Castle. Mo. The bride is one of the
most attractive and popular young
women of the social set of the tri
cities, and a favorite with all who
know her. She is a graduate of Ida
institute and St. Katharine's school
Davenport, and later was a student
at the university of Arizona, and
"The Castle" at Tarrytown-on-the-lludson.
Mr. Vrooman comes of one
of the old New York families of
Union college of
managers of the
some S.nOO acres
is a graduate of
his home city as
He is one of the
Henley ranch of
at Green Castle,
Mo., where the young people will
iie and where a pretty new bunga
low has been built and furnished fov
At the home of the parents of the
bride. Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Dean in
Black Hawk, was celebrated at 6:..C
last evening the marriage of their
daughter. Miss Harriet Elizabeth
Dean, to August P. Banschcr of this
city. Rev. Mr. Stevens, pastor of th
Milan Methodist church, officiated
There were no attendants, a company
of 50 witnessing the ceremony. A
wedding supper was served and late
at nieht the couple departed for a
wedding tour. On returning they
will make their home in this city
The srrooni is a son of Frank Ban
schcr of this city and is employed at
the Rock Island Stove works. The
bride is one of the popular young
ladies of Black Hawk.
In Honor of Mrs. Blunt.
Mrs. Arthur Davidson Ficke at her
home in Davenport, entertained at a
simall informal coffee yesterday after
noon, inviting some 4 0 tri-cit.v friends
to meet her mother, Mrs. S!.;inhope
English Biunt of Springfield. Mass.,
who is her guest for a few weeks'
visit. Yellow chrysanthemums add
ed their brilliant colorings to the ar
tistic decorations of the rooms and
dainty refreshments were served.
Mrs. Frank Mixter and Mrs. Phil
Mitchell of Rock Island have issued
invitations for small informal affairs
for eld friends to meet Mrs. Blunt
during Jier stay in Davenport.
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Haller of 1720
Brady street, Davenport, Tuesday
evening, was quietly celebrated the
wedding of Miss Hertha Haller and Er
nest E. Soenke. Rev. Arthur M.
Judy, formerly pastor of the Unitar
ian church, now of Montpelier, of
ficiated. Mr. and Mrs. Soenke left
tor a short trip and will be at home
at 1804 Harrison street on their re
turn. Card Pai-ty.
The Ladies' Altar society of the
Sacred Heart church will give a card
party at the hall at Twenty-eighth
street and Fifth-and-a-half avenue
this evening. Four handsome prizes
will be awarded and refreshments
will be served.
Remember Retiring Treasurer.
The Aiken Street Sewing society
met with Mrs. C. J. Schnick, 1630
Fourteenth street, yesterday after
noon. Treasurer Mrs. Lattig resign
ed and Mrs. OS J. Chambers was
elected to succeed her. Members,
presented Mr3. Lattig with a silver
Everything in the
0,000.00 La Velle Stock
Of Clothing and Furnishings at from
nwy 4t-r g; aej?7
Are you getting your
Velle's, Corner 18th St.
vravy Inule and her daughter, Mrs.
Ooff, a back comb. Mr. Lattig has
been in Minneapolis the past three
months and the family go about
Nov. 1 to take up their residence
there. The hostess served lunch.
Monday at 1 2 o'clock at the par
sonage of the Muscatine Presbyter
ian church, took place the marriage
of Carl Seastrand and Mirs Florence
Kistler. both of Buffalo Prairie. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. J.
N. Elliott. The couple were attended
by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hessnian of
Buffalo Prairie. After the ceremony
the bridal party returned to the hcnif
ot the bride's father, where a small
party of fricrds and relatives awaited
them. After congratulations, a 5
o'clock wedding' supper was served.
,','iss Kistler is the only daughter of
D. P. Kibtler and is a charming young
lady and enjoyed popularity among a
large circle of friends. The groom
ia a!so well known in the vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Seastrand will for the
present make their home with the
Second Evening; of Festival.
Tho second evening of the harvest
festival at Turner hall attracted a
large number of people, about 4 00
being present. A good program was
carried out and the dialogue as well
.'is the selections by the "coontown
chorus" merited a great deal of ap
plause. This evening the following
program will be given:
Piano duet Ellen Freeman and
Ralph Li nd strom.
Song Svea male quartet.
Trombone solo C. L. Swar.son.
Vocal solo Minnie E. Johnson.
Dialogue. "An American Harem."
Ralph Glynn C. L. Swanson.
Mrs. Alice Glynn Miss Edith Os
teriran. Grandmother Glynn Miss Ellen
Gertrude Glynn Miss Marguerite
Stella Glynn Miss Minnie E.
Ncrah, servant girl Miss Caroline
Ed Ashbury Frank Lindstrom.
Song Svea male quartet.
Piano duet Miss Ellen Freeman
;nd Ralph Lindstrom.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Taylor, nil
Fifteenth ftreet. announce the mar
riage of their daughter, Miss Grace
G. Taylor, and Theodore M. Handell
of Mcline. The marriage was sol
emnized on list Tuesday evening at
St. James Methodist Episcopal church
in Chicago. Rev. Charles B. Mitch
ell performed the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Handell will be at home in Mo
line in the early part of next month.
Mrs. C. M. Bengston. 1116 Twen- j
ty-second street, gave a musirale at
her home last evening. Emil Haak.
elocutionist, 'took part and Miss Mil
dred Kruse rendered several selec
tions. Refreshments were served.
The Priscilla club will meet with
Mrs. 1). W. Hathaway. 1718 Eighth
avenue, tomorrow afternoon at 2
If You Need Money and a Friend
Sec the Fidelity Loan Co. IS
share of the
and 2d Ave.
ROCK ISLAND W. R. C.
RECEIVES A BOUQUET
Complimented After IiiMtion Jiy
Mrs. Xcllie .McGouuii, State
The Woman's Relief corps. No. CO,
of the John Buford post of this city,
was inspected yesterday afternoon by
Assistant Ju:-'c'or Mrs. Nettie Mc
('ovvrn of Chicago. The ceremony
took place at Memorial hall and a
large nnn:!;er of the ladies belonging
o the corp.,- turned but for the occi-j-ion.
Mrs. McGownn is past depart
ment commander of the state, and
she has visited hundreds of posts, but
she states that she has never found
any better than the Rock Island. Slu?
will inspect t lie Moline corps tomor
row afternoon. She spent last even
ing a' d today as the guest of inombe-s
ot tne local tores
The Marion was north and south to
day. The stage of water was 2.00 at
Ci a. m. and 2.S0 at noon.
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