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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2G, 1909.
UP FILTER BIDS
Motion to Adopt Keport of En
gineer Alvord Is Turned
DECIDING VOTE BY MAYOR
Consideration Will I!e Kesumed
Kegular Meeting Next Monday
t " The city council at its meeting last
evening refused to adopt the report of
Engineer John W. Alvord in which he
recommended that the contract for the
construction of the new filter piani m
lieservoir pari; he awarded to inc
Tittsbur Filter Manufacturing cfn
.."Sany. The motion to adopt the repo"
was offered hv Alderman Frank Bloch
. linger, chairman of the waterwork.
committee, and the vote was as fol
. Ayes Elochlinger, Ilolzhammer.
Carse. Frick, Thompson, Lawler C.
;- Nays Utke, La Vanway. McXealy
Cochran, Burst, Ellinwood G.
Mayor G. W. McCaskriu cast the d
ciding vote, supporting the negativ
Alderman Schmidt askeJ to be ex
cused from placing himself on record.
Spend Afternoon at Site.
The members of the council spent
the afternoon yesterJav at Reservoi
park with Engineer Alvord, who ex
plained the features of the proposals
submitted by the seven concerns, foui
of whom had their representatives on
the ground. In the evening Mr. Al
vord explained to the council th
points th.t determined him in reach
iiig his conclusions. Ho paid that all
".' of the companies had mads good bids
; ' but it was his judgment that the Pitts
burg company had the one best suited
to the city of Rock Island as an invest
' ' rent for the -present and the future;
that it was the most complete as to
equipment and the most economical
in operation. City Engi-ieer Wallace
Treichlc-r, who assisted Mr. Alvord in
the canvass of the bids and joinec
with him in his report and recommew
rfation, concurred in all of the state
' ments of the Chicago engineer.
Meiealy for Delay.
When Alderman Blochlinger had of
fered his motion for the adoption oj
the report of the engineer Aldermin
McXealy read a resolution citing tlut
f.s the American Water Softener con
pany offered to construct the plant a?
a figure lower than the one of the
Pittsburg concern, the council take
further time to consider the matt?i
of placing the contract. This resoki
lion was offered as a substitute to
Alderman Blochh'nger's motion.
Alderman Blochlinger sakl that he
could not see the reason for a delay.
The council had employed an engineer
who was the unanimous choice of th
members of that body. The fi!t; r
matter had bc3n before the council
tv.o years. The aldern:en wore obliged
to be guided by the advice of an :n
gineer. He admitted he was not quali
lied to say which company had the
, Lest bid. Neither was any other mem
ber of the council.
C'hnrscM Attempt to Ral'ronl.
"This looks like a railroad game to
rue," said Alderman McXealy. -I don't
know anything about these bids.
That's the reason I would like to have
more time to study them."
. "Speaking of railroading,' retortsd
Alderman Blochlinger. "What do you
call your favoring of the Water Sof
tener company's bid?"
"I'm not for the Softener company
Supcpse you enjoy the good
Packages 10c and 15c.
wlv" . m 1 ted r
The Memory Lingers
any more than any other concern,"
replied tfce Sixth ward alderman. "It
offers a iower figure than the Pitts
burg concern; that is why I mention
'so;:nJs. to .me es though you hai
about made up your mind in favor f
that company," Alderman Blochllng r
answeied. "Do you assume to put
your judgment against Engineer Al-s
vonlsT McXealy did not.
his iesclutioa three times. Finally h
withdrew it and accepted an amend
nient or Alderman ElUnvvood thiit ti
council take further time to consider
the Alvord report. This ani?:iJma;;t
was voted down, whereupon the mo
tion of Alderman Blociillnger was put
and defeated by the vote of the mayo
The vote on tue amendment waa
Ayes Utke, La Vanway, Cochran,
McXealy, Ellinwood Borjt C.
Nays Blochlinger. Holzhammer, career' here and to a dispatch appear
Carpe, Thompson, Frick. Schmid', ing in the Chicago Tribune, he is nn
Lawler 7. Idpr arrest in a Pittsbur? 1ail. His
Agents of the bidding companies oc-
copied nearly two horns of the time
or the council in seeking to convince
o'UL-imi'u mat iney nau dciioi
l)ids than the Pittsburg concern.
would Pot it l to l'eoi.ie.
Mayor McCaskrin, in a special mes
sage, stated his position on the filter
matter. He would insist on being
thoroughly familiarized with every d
'ail before he would finally enter into
x contract with any company, and
furthermore he would "urge that a '
referendum vote be called for by this!
council as a bond of approval of our
action from our citizens before we
finally enter into a contract with the
ompany we select."
The council will meet again next
Monday evening. Engineer Alvord
A'ill probably be present at that time
to further advise with the council.
The threatened injunction against
he city entering into contract wich
he Pittsburg concern did not material
ze last evening. It is claimed that
it may yet be resorted to if the coun -
"il finally votes to adopt the report of listed the services of the Slater broth
he engineer. One of the disappointed ers, mining promoters, conducting of
ddders has threatened the injunction. J fices in New York, Washington and
CAUSE OF DELAY
The Argus has been publishing un
ler considerable difficulty recently,
with the consequence that the paper
s reaching its readers at a later hour
than has been the custom. This is un
ivoidable, and is due to the fact that
The Argus is just now engaged in the
installation of its new rotary press and
ittempting to" run at the same time.
rt will be but a short time until order
Is reestablished, and with the improv
ed facilities and a nrintine machine
spinning with a guaranteed canacitv
it 25.000 an hour, there "will, it is
hoped, be no occasion for dissatisfac
tion. HNAE IS CHOSEN FOR
NEW BELT RAILROAD
Five of the Citizens Appointed as In
corporators Consent to ,
The City Belt Railroad of Rock Isl
and is the name chosen for the new
road that is to be built to the west
end factory district. Today accept
ances were received from five of the
11 citizens who have been asked to
serve as incorporators of the company.
They are B. D. Connelly, T. J. Medill,
H. E. Curtis, J. F. Lardner and Otto
Iluber. It is thought that by the end
of the week the board will be com
pleted. In the interim the incorpora
tion papers are being drafted, and tho
work of securing the right of way is
is an economical, whole
some, delightful food
right from the package,
and served with cream or
fruits it is delicious.
It also doubles the joy
of other foods if you
know how to combine.
Tells how in the little
booklet Tid-Uits Made
With Toasties in pack
CO., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.
C. D. Van Duzer, Formerly Lo
cated Here, Taken in Pitts
burg as P. H. Harris.
- Many Thousands of Dollars
AlSpOSCd of .Hilon IXM'tal IlilS-
. . . , , ,
According to reports which have
s 0 sain,nS ground among tn-city
business men who have had dealings
with ex-Congressinau C. D. Van Duz-
Jer in mining stocks during his brief
apprehension came about through his
registration at the Colonial hotel.
! where it is said he used the name of
...... . m .
f. ti.tiarris oi mcago.
j The clipping which appeared in the
Tribune tells briefly of his arrest and
is as follows:
Pittsburg, Pa.. Oct. 23. Former
Congressman C. D: Van Duzer of Ne
vada is a prisoner in the Central sta
tion. He was arrested as a puspic
ious character at the Colonial hotel,
where he registered under the name
of P. H. Harris of Chicago. The
Chicago police were notified of the
arrest, as it is reported that Van
Duzer is wanted there.
"During December, 190C, Con
gressman Van Duzer was in Pittsburg
, selling mining stock. The stock sold
is said to have turned out to be
worthless. Van Duzer was in the
uSth and 59th sessions of congress.
"When arrested Van Duzer at
first declined to talk. Later he ack
nowledged his identity and confessed.
! In his stock campaign" Van Duzer on
Stork Sold Here.
During the time that Van Duzer
was in the tri-cit!es the company had
rfKn Inr-atmi in thf T,iini liiillflinsr
Davenport, where it transacted
large business in mining stocks
among local business men. Thous
ands of dollars worth of his stock
was disposed of to local people who
now claim that the stock is valueless.
PRESENT OF A BABY
Alniof, Rock Island,
Holds Child for Mother at
Kansas City Depot.
THEN FAILS TO COME BACK
At't'ommoriating Gentleman Misses
Train for Home and Infant Is
Given to Police.
A baby boy, 4 weeks old, was left
by an unknown woman, presumably
its mother, in the care of Walter Al
mof, a young insurance agent of Rock
Island, in the union depot at Kans.is
City last Saturday night at 9:30. It
was placed in St. Anthony's home for
children by the police matron.
The mother asked Almof to hold the
child for a moment and then went
away. Almof waited till 2 o'clock in
the morning. He then took the baby
to the West Bottom police statio.i.
He missed his train to Rock Islani.
He waited till he heard that he would
not be held responsible for the dis
posal of the child and seemed much
relieved when told that the baby
would be taken care of.
Initial on Clothing.
Sunday he boarded the train or
Rock Island. No one knows who the
I mother was. The initials M. W. on
jthe child's clothing form" the only
clew for the police.
It seems to be a simple case
An announcement that will come
as a surprise to Rock Island friends,
is that of the marriage of Olof Z.
Cervin and Miss Ruth Engberg of
Chicago, which occurred in New
York,.clty at 4 o'clock Sunday after
noon. The ceremony was performed
by the bride's brother-in-law, Rev.
Mauritz Stolpe, pastor of Gustavus
Adolphus church, ana son of the late
Dr. Gustav Stolpe, formerly con
nected with Augustana college. Mr.
Cervin left several days ago to meet
Miss Engberg on her return from a
tour of Sweden. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. Engberg of the Eng
berg & Holmberg Publishing com
pany of Chicago, and is a sister of
Mrs. Emil Larson, formerly of Rock
Island, where her husband was di
rector of the conservatory depart
ment of Augustana college. Mr. cer
!vin is a prominent architect in the
twin cities. He graduated from
i Augustana in 1887 and now has ah
i office in Rock Island, where the
couple will make their home.
Gifted Pianiste Is Heard.
A program of musical merit was
given last night before an audience of
(tri city music lovers in Griggs' hall,
Davenport, by Miss Mary Lindsay
Oliver of Jloline.
, The program, which was composed
(of some of the most beautiful works
in musical literature, was given a mas
terful interpretation at the hands of
Miss Oliver.- This young artiste ia en
'dowed by nature with a superior in
tellect, temperament and an artistic
' ii,s;ght 'which bespeaks the musician
'born and not made.
MJga 0iivcrst playing is character-
'.'zed by a briiliant technique, a beaj-
tiful singing tone and an exquisite 'e-
fato. Her readings are at all times
truly refined, authoritative and co:
vincing. ! Godowsky (Tub Meeting.
, , . 4. .
owsky ciug was held Saturday after
noon at the home of Miss Josephine
Cook in this city.
The program was
Meadly and the
RIven by Elmer
Misses Hazel vvitwer, Frances -Ack-
ley and Bernace Hanley of the Vir
gil chin. There was also a paper
u "'I.? ZT n T muJ
on Development or Flanoroct
, ,. , , , . ,,.
suciiii sioui auu iciii-nuiaciiia luiiuw-
ed the program. The next meeting
will be with Miss Alice . Rainbow of
Yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at
the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,
Davenport, Miss Irene Frances Ryan,
daughter of the late Dr. P. F. Ryan
and Mrs. Theresa Ryan, was united in
marriage to Eugene Joseph Kelly.
Very Rev. Father Flannagan, V. G.,
officiated at the nuptial high mass.
The bride was attended by Miss Nora
Haugh and Calvin Smith was best
Miss Krolin Hostess.
The Ramblers club was pleasantly
entertained by Miss Rose Krohn at
her home, 2818 Sixth avenue, last ev
ening. The evening was passed in a
social way and was much enjoyed by
the members. Several musical num
bers were given, with Mrs. Henry
Krebs at the piano. Luncheon was
served by the hostess.
Bee Sewing circle will
e with Mrs. H. Bishop. 101C
Twelfth avenue, Thursday afternoon
SELECT NEW PASTOR
J. W. Johnson Favored for the
ion Swedish Lutheran
The congregation of Zion Swedish
Lutheran church will meet this eve
ning at 8 o'clock in the church build
ing and nominate a candidate for pas
tor of the church to succeed Rev.
Elof K. Jonson, resigned.
At the present time it is thought
Rev. J. W. Johnson, pastor of the
Swedish Lutheran church at Iron
wood, Mich., will receive the nomin
ation and be called here. Rev. John
son i. favored by the church coun
cil and is qualified in many ways to
take charge of the local congrega
tion. He is leader of a church of
800 at Ironwood.
C. W. Thatcher has gone to Chicago
for a brief visit.
Mrs. H. H. Cleaveland has gone to
Chicago for a visit of several days.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Horton and
little daughter Harriett of Sheridan,
Wyo., arrived in the city last evening
for an extended visit with relatives
David L. Branch left today for
California where he intends to make
his home in the future. Mr. Branch
has been employed on the arsenal for
the past year.
When S. E. Hamilton assumed his
new duties as assistant superintendent
of the Rock Island Plow company ho
found a big bouquet on his desk, a re
membrance from the men in the im
plement room in which he formerly
Rev. W. B. Clemmer, until recently
pastor of the Memorial Christian
church, but now engaged in general
evangelistic work, arrived home last
evening to spend a few days before
going to Loveland, Col., to open meet
ings. He has been conducting meet
ings in Franklin, 111.
SOCIETY WOMEN'S HAIR.
A Simple Treatment That Will Make
It Truly Fascinating H. O.
Rolfs Guarantees It.
Nowadays every up-to-date woman
has radiant hair. '
What a foolish creature a woman
would be If she lost the opportunity
to add to her attractions.
Yet in America today there are
hundreds of thousands of women
with harsh, faded characterless hair
who do not make any attempt to im
In Paris most women have beauti
ful hair, and in America all women
who use Parisian Sage have lustrous
and luxuriant hair.
Any any woman reader of the this
paper can have attractive and lus
trous hair in a few day's time by
using this great hair rejuvenator,
The Harper house pharmacy sells
a large bottle for 50 cents and they
guarantee it to banish dandruff, stop
falling hair and itching scalp in two
weeks or money back.
Parisian Sage is an Ideal hair tonic;
I not sticky or greasy,
TALK NEW LINE
TO LOWER END
Eastern Company Has Repre
sentative Here to Go Over
Route to Muscatine.
WILL DECIDE INSIDE WEEK
Farmers Have Agreed to Raise Fund
of $1 00,000 to Help Along
It will be known inside a week
whether anything tangible is to come
cf the investigation by eastern capital
of" the feasibility of the construction
of an interurban railroad between
Rock Island and Muscatine. A tenta
live preliminary survey has been made
and an estimate of the probable cost
A New York company with ample fi
nances has been interested. One of its
representatives has just concluded a
trip through the country which it is
prop&sed to traverse. What his con
clusions are will not be made public
until after he has conferred with his
associates. He departed Saturday foi
I Not the Southern.
It is denied that the Rock Island
Southern has any connection with the
new project, or that it is a branch of
any other line. The favored route is
down the river road from Milan tc
Andalusia, and thence through the
townships of Buffalo Prairie and Drury
into Muscatine, with possibly a con
tinuation on to Keithsburg and Nev.
Boston. The distance from Milan tc.
Muscatine is 30 miles by the line fol
lowed by the surveyors. It is estima
ted the cost to build will be 20,00(
per mile. The farmers whose prop
erty holdings are along the route have
been interviewed, and it is understood
j 50 or more of their number have agreed
to subscribe $2,000 each. It is said the
eastern company, if it reaches a decis
ion to carry the project through, will
ask assistance from the farmers in the
sum of $100,000 to share in the defray
ing of the expense of the necessary
Farmer Heady With Money.
The company then proposes to take
over the bonds of the company ano
bear all of the subsequent cost of con
struct ion, etc. The proposition is said
to have appealed strongly to those ap
proached and that the $100,000 could
be gotten together in 10 days if the
promoters were on the ground prepar
ed to do business and carry out their
part of the agreement.
A line to Muscatine would penetrate
some of the richest agricultural se
tions of the county and would bring tc
Rock Island's doors the townships of
the lower end whose trade, because oi
the lack of transportation facilities
has been going to Muscatine. It woulc
also tap rich coal and clay fields in
Drury township, which now practic
ally are worthless because of the fact
Is only a dime a day.
you save that much?
aside 10 cents every day and
learn systematic saving, which
will surely make anyone finan
cially independent. From a
dime one may slowly advance
to saving a dollar a day. With
every dime and every dollai
saved, your bank account
grows larger, and becomes a
greater assistance and protec
tion. Why not start right now
- We ask you to start with on
dollar or more. s
4 Interest Paid
Old rhone West 133.
New Phone 5133.
im I FIG S' jjjX
REMOVAL SALE OF THE
1625 THIRD AVENUE.
Ey constant, fair and honest dealing we have outgrown our
present quarters and we need more room to handle our business.
We ere glad to announce to our many hundreds of customers and
the public in general that we have leased the large and commodious
store room at 322 Twentieth street and will move on or about No
vember 1, 1909. "
As there is a big expense to move a stock of china and crockery,
allowing for all breakage and packing,, we have decided to offer
our stock of china and crockery at invoice price, which mean? less
than we can import these goods.
A good German china salad, removal sale ". 9c
Fancy decorated German salads, floral design, worth 50 cents .
removal sale I 21c
German and Austrian salads, worth 50c, COc, 75c and 85c,
removal sale, your choice ,. 39c
Blue and white English decorated cup and saucer 9c
Eight-inch plate to match 8g
P'ancy jardeniers, large size, worth 50c and COc 25c
American baking crocks, two in set 25c
A few extra fine German china sugars and creamers, COc
values, now 29c
Glass butter dishes 5c
Large fancy hand painted plate, worth up to 75c, only
a few, removal sale 25c
A FEW SPECIALS IN GROCERIES-
Bitter chocolate y2 pound cake 17c, one pound 33c
Choice perfume in bulk, worth 50 cents per ounce
removal sale price 19c
Six boxes Headlight matches, 25 cent values 16c
Our regular 25c washing powder, it's good 18c
Dr. Carnot's toilet soap, three in a box. worth 25c,
sale price 14c
REMEBER THIS NOT A MONEY MAKING SALE
Bargains never Before Offered in this Line of Merchan
dise. We will he at our new store, 322 Twentieth street by NovchiIht 1.
MODERN TEA CO.,
1625 THIRD AVENUE. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
hat thc-y are located 12 miles from a
Would Take Over Milnn nrlduei.
The plan most favored, it is under
tood, is to take over the Milan Rock
iver bridges, the idea of the eastern
ompany being to contract to maintain
hem without cost to the city on con
dition that the use of the bridges be
illowcd tha company without rental
harges If the belt line goes through,
ts there seems little doubt it will, it
s expected the new line will seek g
onnection with it at Eighteenth ave
me. Ministerial Alliance.
The Rock Island Ministerial alliance
eld its regular monthly meeting i-t
he Y. M. C. A. yesterday. Rev. W. G
Jglevee led the devotional exercise-j.
"he topic for the exercises was "Th?
.etters of the Hebrews." Rev. S. 0.
lagglur.d and Rev. R. B. Williams
poke on the subject, "Methods on
'inancing the Church Work." A re
uest from the Rock Island County H i
aane society to observe Mercy Sun
lay on some Sunday in November was
pproved. A request from the secrc
ary of the Y. M. C. A. to observe the
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Kanitou" "Missouri" "Illinois
Offer nnrivuled rrvioo betwwn Chicago sn I
."orthtrn A ichU'nn. connwtintf with all line
MtinlMtie TrviC'ity Jiurtvor Spriu
'1 ! l:''ttnt t"anjtthirMi nr nmonit the 1int-t
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on'.iuc; wuu'r. j: r rxiow oi tour, mare:
Vi K. X. LuUKCri, Uf.A. VtLc amd Uck, fc. Led
BEST IN TOWN AT
Y. M. C. A. week of prayer in the
cr.urches from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21 was
laid over till next meeting.
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