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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1909.
IS TO BE A BUSY
SEASON IN CLUB
Igram arranged for succeeding gathcr
jiugs. The surrounding country will
I be scoured for boosters whn hnvo dnm
J come the
rdentaily tell how they have accom
jplished things for their communities
and they will be bidden to be
te guests of .he clut, and in ;i- WCDniOT (Ol Hfin
of public improvements Jn the city In
the early days and referred to the
crowded condition of the city at the
present time. There must be room
to expand, and one of the first moves
would have to be the annexation of
South Rock Island. While he knew
'that there was some opposition among
ing of Boosters With the
- iAt these mnftiiifs thom win i nmci.
jueeung Held to Katily Mer-i"" inures also. jury in Circuit Court Awards the residents of that suburb to com-
m th:,,'",b'7,liIP c"n,,,"!f " , , Damages for Loss of ins into the city- u would not be lons
in the meantime there is to be a before they would see the folly of
membership boom. II. E. Casteel ad- isoth HIS Legs. ; their rositi0n.
Those who gave talks at the dinner
-r t t - -m-
tho l,,h ' DA II Dn A n 10 nrrrm .-r were: r- asieel' eagy, ur.
I folds more of the men or rn ritv. n " m. &aia. j. w. ueicn, ur,
I id.nct care waether ihp .-Miniii-ant bail !
Membership to He Increased IIuinlretl a profession or a business just so lie 'Plaintiff Vmnlove of Comimnv il.o LevI- PhH Mitchell, Richard Cramp-
IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED!
an effort to bring with
Ivanced the thought that there should j ;
J be an effort to bring within the club ' E
Reck, Mayer I
... . . . . ...
i'urinc Winter .Mommy imii- i
tiers wn: c I tnato,i
Rock Island Club affairs are to take
on new life during the approaching
winter season, the ball having been
started at a booster meeting last even
ing. It look the form of a ratification,
of the action of the board or directors
of the Rock Island Club and tha
Booster club in meigin
The boosters, who have done splen
did service since the launching of
their club, had a membership repre
senting about one-fourth of the roll of
the present body. It was felt that ;t
concentration of the efforts' of both
bodies would be more effective, and
instead of having 5l boosters there
would be 200, representing the entire
membership of the Rock Island. Clu?.
So for last evening's ratification therj
was a general invitation issued, al
though the affair was entirely informal.
There was an attendance of 40 of the
live wires of the club. Dinner was
served at 0:30 o'clock. V. V. Bahnsen
presided as chairman.
Idea Heartily Approved.
The idea of merging the two or
ganizations struck an approving re
sponse among those present at the din
ner. The prevailing sentiment was
that an effort 3hould be made in future
to bring out a general attendance of
the club personnel at the meetings,
which are to be held monthly during
the winter season. To the end of
awakening a greater interest on these
occasions there is to be a formal pro-
a man. Kvery taxpayer in the j
was concerned in the projects !
and promoted by the club, i
and had a right to make himself lieai J
in connection with th;e public enter-1
prises unsol.'ishK- ri-v.-ir:itpi iiv ti
club in the interest ot the whole com-,23'00( damases in a verdict returned
munity. There were men in the city b' a -Jury in the circuit court this
who possioly misuadea-stood the mis- Morning. Eidem had sued the Rock1
sion and purposes of The club. Thty Island road for $50,0001 as the result!
Rhnttlfl . j i 1 rf .4.7..... i. : i . - . .. t
Accident Occuring at Mo
line in 1000.
Peter Eidem of Itfoline was awarded
ton, Robert Rexdale, Swain Pearson,
James Wendell, Henry Jennings
S. V. Searle, J. M.
j (Phoenix, Ariz.),
The Best Place in
E A. T
cuuuiu ue visuea Dy meniuers or a
- the or-aniza-' comm5ttee ironx tue club and fullv
. posiea ana invited to unite with tha
j club. In the pas. iew years a number
ci new men had settled in the citv
! They, too, ought fo bo seen, and -made
to understand that they were welcome
to join in the affairs of the club. Mr.
Casteel's remarks were received with
enthusiastic favor, and will result in
a general campaign for now blood on
the part of the membership. The club
now has 200 members. It is believed
that another hundred anen can be
added duriug the winter.
For Axpliult leucine.
Dr. E. M. Sala wanted to see a move
started towards getting the streets in
the business section repaved with
asphalt. It was a sad commentary on
Rock Island, he said, when an autoit
was obliged to go to L'avenport in or
der to enjoy a smooth ride in his ma
chine. Davenixrt had a number of it
streets relaid with asphalt, and it was
time for Rock Island to be doing some
thing in that direction. Dr. Louis Os
trom was for the paring of Eleventh
avenue for the benefit of the "poor
people" along that thoroughfare. Rob
ert Rexdale, whose, home is on that
avenue, said that he was for the im
provement and would support it. even
if it forced him to move in order to
a' oid' the assessment.
Swain Pearson, head of the Rock
Island Neck Yoke company, recounted
an experience on a recent visit inn
the northwest. While he found that
Rock Island enjoyed a good name over
the country, and was pretty well ad
vertised, still he believed there wad
work to be done in behalf of the city
in the use of printers' ink. Publicity
was made necessary to ke?p the ad
vantages of the city before the world
in order to prevent the city from being
crowded out of the limelight by the
persistency Of other localities.- H
held Rock Island was the best city on
Specials for Saturday
Brussels Velvet and Axminster Mitre Rugs, iy yards
3x6 feet Wool and Fibre Rugs, handsome new pat
Weathered Oak Book Racks, 15 inches long, 35c.
Folding Sewing Tables, 1Sx36 inch light maple tops,
Women's good Storm Rubbers, pair 43c.
Double fold 8c Dress Percales, good styles, 5c.
Best American Indigo Prints, per yard, 4c.
Women's splendid quality Black Hose, with double
soles, toes and heels, all day, per pair, 9c.
10 a. m. Ladies' 32c grade Ribbed Fleeced Vests and
All day Men's Jaeger Fleece-lined Shirts and Draw
Downey fleeced White Crib Blankets, pink or blue bor
- White Cable Net Curtains, 3-yard length, sold up to
$2.62 pair, Saturday, each, 75c.
75c Bleached Seamless Sheets, 81x90, 57c.
Those 25c extra long Hat Pins, with fancy jet tops,
this once, 14c.
Women's Black Handbags, in the popular big size,
great bargain, 59c.
Collar Foundations, all sizes of the 10c kind 3 for 10c.
That oc English Rose Toilet Soap for Sat. 2 for 5c.
Fine Panama Dress Skirts, made in the new pleated
models, black and popular shades, only $3.88.
Children's School Coats, in plain colors, good quality
fancy mixtures snappy garments, worth $5.00, now $2.9o.
Large heavy unbleached Turkish towels 8c each, Satur
day, while they last, 8c each.
Heavy brown pure linen crash toweling Saturday, per
An assortment of fine pure linen handkerchiefs,
hand-wrought, Rosebuds, Lillies, Daisies and other flowers
and initials about half-price, take what you want at ioc each,
pick from the lot at 10c. : '
Look here for half, one of our very best silk flossed Regis
$2.50 corsets, new long model, six wide garters, draw string
and soforth, Saturday at just half, $1.25.
75c heavy steel furnace or coal shovels, special for Satur
Large size tim clothes baskets, with double handles, spe
cial, Saturday, 29c.
Blue Enameled adjustable sink strainers, 15c. -Braided
white cotton clothes lines, Saturday, 10c.
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MUSICAL PROGRAM IN THE EVENING.
ot an accident which cost him both
his legs. Tha case has been hear I
before both in the circuit court and 1:1
the appellate court, but Judge F. D
Ramsay reduced this amount down to
$10,000. The case wa3 earned to thi
appellate court which reversed and re
manded it for trial in the circuit court
The accident which brought on tin:
suit occurred April 11, 190C. Eidem
was employed at Silvji and in hi3 con
tract with the company the latter
agreed to transport him to and from
his work on the transfer train. 0.1
the day of the mishap the victim came
down from Silvis on the train as usual
and whea he stepped off at the depot
in Moline he was struck by an engine
which was an its way to Silvis after
bringing in a passenger train from the
west and being relieved at Rock Isl
and. Xoarly Cum(m Life.
He was knocked down by the en
gine and the wheels passed over both
his legs, severing them above tha
knees. He hovered between life and
death for a long time, but finally re
covered. At present he manages to
hobble about on the stumps of his
limbs by theiid of a pair of crutches.
The case has been in course of trial
all of the present week and part of
last week. Searle & Marshall ap
peared for the plaintiff and the firm
ot Jackson, Hurst s Stafford repre
sented the defense. The prosecution
finished its argument yesterday after
noon and the case was placed In the
hands of the jury. The jurors de
bated three hours before arriving at
a verdict end reported this morning to
Judge E. C. Graves.
For Siid'k Servient.
A jury was secured this morning to
hear the evidence in the damage suit
brought by Queintein C. Strafford 'A
jloline against the Republic Iron &
Steel works. The suit is for $2,000
for the loss of the services of his son
when he was injured while in the em
ploy of the company. The son, Rus-
'ell Strafford, had his left arm cut off
in an accident Oct. 25. 190G, and he
collected damages from the company.
The father claims that his son's serv
ices since being injured would have
been worth $2,000 to him, and he ac
cordingly seeks to recover this
amount. He is represented by W. R.
Aloore and the defendant is represent
ed by Peek & Dietz.
ALVORD EXPECTS TO
RETURN HERE MONDAY
Meeting of Council Will be Called to
Hear Hi in Further on Fil
City Clerk M. T. Rudgrcn this morn
ing had a letter from Engineer John
V. Alvord, who is ill at his home in
Chicago, stating that he thought he
would be able to be in the city next
Monday to confer further with the
council in reference to his report on
the filter bids. In which he has recom
mended the awarding of the contract
to the Pittsburg Flter Manufacturing
company. If Mr. Alvord advises defi
nitely that he will be here Monday 't
is proposed to call a special meeting
of the city council in the afternoo.i
of that date.
the Mississippi between St. Paul and
3t. Louis, and it was up to the people
to make it even better. The club mea
must take the lead, however, and de
vise means of advancing the interests
of the community. Reference to the
progress of the belt line, a project
conceived and being advanced under
the auspices cf the club, was made
by several of the speakers, who point
ed to the important bearing that the
line would have on the future of Rock
Island industrially and commercially.
Xorth Pole Controversy.
Phil Mitchell "put one over" -on the
meeting when he asked for a vote on
the north pole dispute. He asked for
a standing vote as to the convictions
of those present as to the merits of
the claims of Peary and Cook in the,H
prevailing controversy between those I g
exnlorers. The Cook supporters rosj'W
first. Several were taken so unpre
pared by the idea that they refused to
fo on record. It seemed the vote was
about evenly divided. Mr. Mitchell re
marked that the vote showed that the
polo was discovered, and that was the
point that he was after really, and he
did not care who got to the coveted
region first. Chairman Bahnsen was
one of those who declined to voto on
! either side of the question. He had
(reached the belief that neither Cook
j nor Peary had found the pole. He was
' Ht !
a -nt-tjui iciii.
Seen Cirent Stride by City. 1
Henry Jennings of Phoenix, Ariz., h.
former resident of this city who is vis
iting at the home of J. W. Welch, was
a guest at tho dinner. Mr. Jennings,
who formerly was a traveling sales
man for Henry Dart's Sons, had been
away from Rock Island 16 years. He
had prospered in his western home,
but he always would have a warm spot
in his heart for this locality. "You
folks here at home can hardly appre
ciate the advances your city has made,"
he said. "Go away as I did and do
not come back for 16 years. Why It
looks like a new city to me. Your new
business buildings, the growth of the
residence section, your splendid rail
way facilities, improved streets, etc.,
puts your city in the first class. You
have every advantage to attract fac
tories and residents, and I can not see
any reason Why you should not keep
going ahead." .
Time for Eipnnlo.
T. J. Medill dwelt on the beginning
I. Siggenholtz is visiting in Chicago.
Henry Schocker has gone to Chicago
and Kaukauna, Wis., for a brief visit.
Mrs. Fiank Rathjen and Mrs. Ed
Johnson left on a trip to New Orleans
Mrs. O. L. Bruner and daughter,
Mies Mabel, have returned from a
visit in Xew York.
Attorneys A. H. Linn and M. A.
Hagg of Cambridge were in the city
yesterday on business.
Mrs. Harriet Cropper-Johnston and
Miss Edna Carl have returned home
after a visit in Chicago.
Miss Pearl Knapp, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Earl Mahaffey.
left for her home in Abingdon yes
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wilmerton have
arrived home after a stay of several
weeks In Old Mexico, where Mr. Wil
merton has extensive land holdings.
He will return there after a visit of
two weeks in the city.
Mrs. S. K. Mattison, Mrs. C. II. Ward,
Miss Grace Stafford and Miss Aimee
Henderson are in Tiskilwa today in
attendance at the 31st annual meeting
of the Rock Island district of the Wo
man's Missionary society of the Meth
'Mrs. E. II. Guyer and daughter, Miss
Alice, will arrive home tomorrow
night from Europe. The latter
spent a year and a half abroad, and
was joined by her mother several
months ago. ' Mr. Guyer preceded his
family home from Europe a month ago.
lEverwear 'HW'h '
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f: 'U f .v - English
Ladies' j, V . . ' , Walkin,
and , : r:Tj Gloves
Gents' ... -3 p . ;:ir':& for
, ' ' - X'USX?- Ladies
Lisle hr'lM1 u ' 'wf a
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teed Li . i .
Sjx ylfE 1 : ,7 f PlJ $2.50
months V. tf r' T
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lusults Woman; Jailed.
Albert McCoy, who has been accost
ing women on the streets of Moline
for several evenings and making In
decent proposals to them, was caught
by the police last night. This morn
ing In police court he was sentenced
to serve 40 days in the county Jail on
a charge of disorderly conduct.
to Eat For
Fancy fresh Mushrooms.
Tender Green and Wax Beans,
Nicely bleached Head Lettuce.
Golden Heart Celery.
Young Beets and Carrots.
Red and Yvhite Cabbage.
Fine Snow White Cauliflower.
Sweet Peppers, Etc.
Valencia Oranges. 1
Fancy new Turkish Figs.
Spanish Malaga Grapes.
Cape Cod Cranberries.
Fine Bartlett Pears.
Fancy Eating and Cooking
Sittig & Stahmer,
Corner Seventh Avenue and
A Belated Shipment of Men's Fine
They'were bought to sell from $18 to $20, but on
account of the late delivery of the piece goods from
the mill to the manufacturers, they were unable to
ship the suits sooner, and in order to induce us to
accept the goods, they offered them at a great sacri
fice. You get the benefit. Here's your chance
Suits worth from $18 to $20 all this season, fall and
winter, 1909-1910 patterns, on sale Saturday for
Right in the height of the season such bargains as these are very
rare. It's to your interest to get busy.
a large ship
ment of all the
terns and col
showing of all
the new col
r -1 1 T j- We
Lllliaren S JLycpa-rtlllCllL and most comhlcte line of the
We are showing the largest
and most comhlcte line of the
latest novelties in boys and children's suits and overcoats. See the new
reefer coat suits and overcoats, button to the neck, 4. o tLC ilH
for little fellows, 3 to 10 years, for J.OJ tU -? X VJ
Complete line of knickerbocker suits, all the new colors, ages 8 to 17, for
$3.50 to $12.00
Children's vSweater Coats, Caps, Hats, Blouses, Hosiery, Kazoo
"Waists, Underwear, etc.
Headquarters for Men's Stylish Overcoats
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