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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1909.
BY THE COM
LReportTn. Filter EidsAdopted,
: .w. I Ji. c x -ri j
DESPERffTE PLAYS MADEj
NEW CLUB STEWARD
One .-Company -Ifiea '.to - Dictate Ap-J
pointmwut . of Another? Engineer
Kxnmcil at Us meeting last evening
adopted the report of Engineers John
.W Alvord and Wallace E. Treichier
recommending the awarding1 of the
contract for the installation-of ktbenew
Imechanloal filter riant In Reservoir
Bark to thfl Pittsburg Filter "TSanofao-
fturing company. .The. counciUalso re
tained Mr. Alvord to assist in-vdrafting
the contract with the company. The
aldermen wrangled until after 11
o'clock, before taking. a-vote. Ttio-res
olution to adopt the recommendation
of the engineers and to employ Mr.
sAlvord-to advice In the preparation of
the contract was oOered by Alderman
Frank Blochlmger, chairman of the
waterworks committee. Here Is how
the aldermen recorded -themselves:
' Ayes. Blocblinger, Hobiharomer.
Carse, - Thompson, Ftiok, Schmidt,
Nays Utke, . La - Vanway, Cochran,
'.ATcNealy, Ellfnwood, Borst 6.
- Alderman McNealy, who was the
leader of the opposition to Alvord. had
a substitute to table the report for fur
ther consideration. Then there was
an amendment hy Alderman ElUnwood
("that there be an adjournment ' of the
J council to tonight to meet In commit-
; teo cf the whole to continue its in-
rcuiry Into the filter 'bids. Doth these
f motions were defeated by'the seven
and six vote.
Expert m tie Witness Stand.
1 vHero are a few samples of the con-
I versatlon tnat followed the reading of
the Blocblinger resolution and the Mc
; Holzhaznmer : "I would like to kncj
what Mr. Alvord'a charges will be to
assist in drawing the contract."
Mr. Alrcrd. "I would expect the
. s&nio remuneration that I have been
receiving, which Is $59 per day and ex-
. Ellin wood : "How Ions would It take
you to draft a contract?"
Alvord: "Two days; .possibly the
-work could bo done la one day."
.. EElBwood: "1 would like to know
the actual figures of the Flttsburgcom
;paay." 1 S McNealy: "Before wo tako the train
jwo tad better get a tloket."
i Carse: "Go ahead, now. Pull -your
rope," tUTdrosBlng himself to McNealy.
Thompson: This is only a-play for
Lawlcr; 7 can't Quite -tusflOTBtand
jwhy this council employod Mr, Alvord
yind then refuses to tako his clrice."
I i McNealy: "I fcavo employed man
for 13 years. I havo laid manymen
off because they-were Tisbt"
Emy Saved.-city SSonvyt
L ; BcUmiatt The eldcroea hove -soni
iretty thorouslJy into these bids. The
report was held over a week ago to
giro- an export unity to Inquire Into its
features. If any of you think 3Sr. Al
vord is wrOT, reject fcjs-repcit, Tears
the njonly oouTso to take
Carse? "This council ' tad TSft. Al
vord a year tigo. He then saved tho
hetty eonsldsrabte nsoney, I em for ect-
WSng ttu XWp&t pso ery& or other
Eorst; I'wcresl; Hko to tataw wby
Mr, AJvor tmor the BttSbur?? bid,"
Thompson, "JIZ, Alvord V2mt over
gen bonr teBteg"fa ffoy -week age
poijt ym my&&teptr&ymf&T cj.
mety form m i&sro beqwea sort
taf atom center fe tifa ffltcr enasuen,
jpharo CPRSPiaoamwjy gene aft fhat I
impute to r3Qrtteg-tt fvn wf -Psd.
giakeg no (HgP?mm to 18 f-pssirre
SrOOrhteS lJlS this Bqmica-selectft It
hfUJ ngf, frfero ft the ctiBp.fl
Pects'gryirapork I ehftH6tlTHly te
fed fpfcs fhe fBrppfnta ef ft PTOPPI
as m 1 8 elQisTaSira'a week
Ueat0 espefa tbjs body.
evepj if yeq. tegipe taat I fepeat
! t At tfefS 1l?Ptn? Alderman Mt?lf
PW9rfii a; busy-roil of manfisrlpt,
Wt$& JrS asjned fhe priyilese & fed
ipr It 83 li PfPi of gnig
;sussesed. that fhP3r era-cta$e4 trj
' C A - i - -
I 1 '
" 1 i S
lite I t
Corge R. Stephenson has entered
upon his new duties as steward of the
Rock Island Club. Mt. Stephenson
succeeds George L. Weaver, who be
comes steward of the Oak Park club
at Oak Park, IU. Mr. Stephenson
comes here from Hartford, Conn
where he was In charge - of the Co
the American Water Softener . com
pany. One of the questions was on
the hypothetical order, and the Sixth
ward statesman got twisted on his
commas and periods. "You read the
Question as though you did not under
stand It yourself," ventured Mr. Al
vord. This brought down the house,
standing room being at a premium In
the spectators' section of the council
room. Mr. Alvord assured the alder
man that he did not wish to be under
stood as seeking to embarrass him.
Alderman McNealy thereupon turned
to Engineer Hodgkinson of the Water
Softener company, who was in the au
dience, to second htm in cross-exam
ination of the expert.
Declines to Enter Controversy,
"I shall decline to enter Into a dis
cussion with the representatives of
any filter company," Mr. Alvord Bald.
"These men have had their opportun
ity. I have gone over all of these
points with them. I have told you ev
erything, and I think I know what I
am talking about I do not object to
answering the members of this coun
cil. I will stay here, all night, If you
desire it, answering your questions,
but my busloe3s with the filter com
panies la ended."
James Todd, a Chicago attorney
asked permission to address the coun
cil, and ho was accorded that cour
tesy. He entered Into an extended ap
peal m behalf of the Lay-Construction
company, claiming that it bad teen
discriminated against, tha,t tho meth
ods employed by tta englneere la pro-
paring their report were "unsctonUflo,
trnrcasonabla and unfair." Ho main-
Gained that the bid of hfs company was
$40,000 as osafaat 0300-of the Pitts
tmrcr concern, Mr. Told concluded by
reading wrtttca : proposltton to th
city council: That Allen 11, Hasan
and James n. Fuertea, both New York
engineers, t retained to examine alt
pt th bids. It thoso angtnocr did.
not select the proposal ol tho Xsy
Construction compaiy, tho latter com
pony would bear tho expense of their
examia&tfon and report. It they did
choose the Ley t18 tho city was to
bear tao expense, air, Toad tenaoroo;
a certiaed check to tha earn of 41,000,
payable to tb-9 order of tha dty clork
as a frugr&ntee of good faith, by his
haye always been taught t9.be
-pey that money taniF, Todd
icarfced, arlie teaed.tSe ttiCf00 eby
4jef9T tba mgmbsrs f the eonncU,
Ml, ATvT3 TO ftPked as. o tJte
naiseBi(ad:beeii TOggwtd, "IWi ere
wen fcnowp," fc rpVoa, "Haw? yep,
taat 13 rather JnflelJoate emestlDn to
to -mfi, Jngnnrefe es would ap
nea? that 1 JS PToppeea that they
BhpJI be employed 30 aftafik fny-profg,
judgment, Vy pla
7-pepert wifft MT, TTeichlBii, we te4
as f flenht? wo- eeuid towards
be se?ei aommnia?, bpeaghl
m ffiei? good, peiirts gn$ povered up
fnBsi tpwptigagR.pf-ffir-fwert by
the pixy enaat bf my epppeep
eraployed by hJs. eppnpiL bfft shafl
peitatulf resit -plaejng nsy fem n,
the hands of an engineOT ;whpsa a&.
rpal nag ?nus Tar SBWn 13 TS ?reseji
contract letting. I -is to makp my
self very plain an this question."
Hers Str 5tas?nee -Tfeichlei? toelf
coughs, cpLDO a: nnc;:ci;iT -
jaro cxare4 t tay cured hy
i Becausa it removes the 'Cause. We tare ng known 5 case Tjvhgxeig
it cuq npfrsupceea. ar-trrrsii.oni.q nofn vqvb case, w( Tetum
your money. This is a genuine offer and should ba accepted. - .
Harper House Pharmacy, II. Q. Rolfs, Rock Jsland, ;
111 1 n "iiii'i mil I 1 1 II ' I iim 1 11 1 ! 1 1 mil
GIVE PEARY 0. K.
cNational Geographical Society
Experts Declare He Has
REACHED TH NORTH POLE
Statement of Finding Expected To
morrow Alaskans Preparing
to CUmb Mt. McKinley.
Washington, Nov. 2. Concluding in
every detail an examination of Peary's
proofs of his discovery of the north
pole, the scientists appointed to pass
on the explorer's records will submit
their report tomorrow morning to the
board of managers of the National
Geopraghle society. The belief among
the scientists is that the explorer's
claim has been upheld. Members of
the committee will not discuss the
Washington, Nov. 2. Commander
Robert E. Peary practically was in
dorsed by the National Geographic so
ciety yesterday as a discoverer of the
Every indication points to the fact
that Peary's personal statements be
fore the subcommittee of the society
yesterday convinced its members thit
he had set foot on the top of the
world. The explorer has been-invited
to deliver the first of his public lec
tures before the society here on Nov
12, and It was pointed out that had
the proofs been open to the slightest
question he never would have been
asked to appear.
Statement Oat Wednesday.
It was announced last night at the
home of Rear Admiral C. H. Chester,
U. S. N., retired, that a public state
ment of the findings of the society
probably ' would be forthcoming on
Wednesday. This rapidity in deter
mining the genuineness of Peary's
claim that he reached the pole on
April G last Is taken to mean that
there is no difference of opinion among
the three experts who are delving
into his arctic data, and that they are
convinced of his honesty. Peary was
the guest of Admiral Chester at the
tatter's home last night, but he de
clined positively to discuss In any way
the testimony he gave before the com
mittee or to dwell on personal recol
lections of his dash for the pole.
Alaskans to Climb Mount McKinley.
Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 2. A party
of five Alaskans, all familiar with
Mount McKinley. has been organized
to climb the peak this winter, it was
announced yesterday, and put an end
to the controversy as to whether Dr.
Frederick A. Cook reached the summit.
The party will start Nov. 15. The ex
p edition is being financed here.
a stick in the game. Addressing him
self to D. J. Belhl, representative of ths
Ley Construction company, ho said: "Do
you want as to open np on youJ You
know that you haven't got a leg to
stand on, Do you want, to force us to
chase you out of ttis city? That's what
It wfij come to if you force nB to tell
what we know about some of these
bids. We tried to hand you ail a lit
tle salvo, but you dont seem, .to know
now to have token it" Whereupon
Mr. Blehl retired to tip seat In the
rear of the gallery beside Attorney
Tbis Boraed- to have bad the effect
ef clarifying momentarily the atmos
phere, and tho oounjcQ proceeded to a
vote. Tne-refcult is given above.
The council Instructed that the may
or, dty clcrH, cRy attorney and city
engineer, with too counsel of Air. Al
vord, prepare o contract with the Pitts
burg company, the same to be submit
ted to. tne council cor- aaojruon Derore
CnaHy entered into.
Too .council tlyus pursued the only
course open to tt If its desire was to
prooowJ without fsrtbsr delay la se
curing a filter. It waa necessarily
Obliged either to -accept "She report cf
engineer Alvord or dispense with his
gerrfees. -and atan we whole proceed
lng ef inviting proposala over again.
It a. of course,, to be hoped tbat tb-J
eonnntttae to wfclffc is tatntrted thj
fluty of preparing the contract with
tbe eTOSesfiful bidder VQl paf&suord
the cfty's tateests from every view
point ead. properly indemnity too mu-
nloiEgJtty to tbe fuHesv extent.
PSwral pettttpna el srpoQrty own.
era Meeting to opening Baleens, jn
sevens locations to tbe city, which
naro neretefgpe besa reflerrea to in
TfcO ATfga, wo r t& lty eleffc'a
df?fe. bl t&O-bont -waa bo w&ea
reeort that ft was vmea to adiouni
until fhfs evflBff to finish the buafc
WT?t Bbrt pFOvrnyp,
Mrs. Robert CFOwnover died weste.
5ay ajfteroooq at t. Anthp'fi iiga
Bital followinje a brief and aout it-
f&cfc ef bearrfiUura, fiecpasbd wag
the daughter ef Edward and Mareraret
Stafkey and was bora in Disco,' 111 ?
Ccpwnovep took place Nob. 26. 1884.
Thgre wre ejsbt phll'drepl bgrn ta
Mannie. Charles. Hmma. Grant and
Vae!Py, ft?$t6F Wltb a. grandsoii pp
yiile McCleltea, peceass a)sq leaves
a sistec aud fouT bcothers; - Mrs. Hes
ter Tuck, 'MmphR Mq.t 'print' Sta
PTPa ?um eP gt&rtw, Dallas
pityl tllH and Edward Starkey,' Disco,
111. . - -
E'unerat services wero conducted at
the I ITqck (resilience, 4414 Fifth
avenue, ths mongby oys. R El
Pult "of Spencer flemoilal MetbAdtsi
cnuccn ana XX tt. iana oe Edgewoo-J
Park Baptist church, after which the
remains , were shipped to Loin ax, ill.,
where interment . will take place
Thursday. There will be funeral serv
ices in the Disciple church at Ixmax
George A. David,
George Albert David died yesterday
morning at 10 o'clock at his home In
Milan after a year's Illness with
Blight's disease. Deceased was born
at Preemption May 5, 18S0, and Uv3d
there till September of 1906. At . that
time he was married to Miss Bertha
KelL Since that time he baa lived at
Sears and at Milan. He was a cabinet
maker by trade. Besides his wife he
is survived by his mother and father,
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin David, Pre
emption; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Ham
mond, Sears, and Mrs. Mary Allars,
Davenport; and six brothers, Robert
and Thomas, Preemption; Lee, Betten
dorf; Frank, Oklahoma; Amos, BuhL
Idaho, and Will, Peoria.
The funeral will be held
tomorrow morning at 10 oVjlock
from the home. Rev. Mr. Stev
ens, pastor of the MJethodlst church
at Milan, will conduct the services.
Burial will be In Chipplannock ceme
tery. Mrs. Grove.
Mrs. Hall Grove died at 4:50 yester
day morning at the home -of her-daugh-ter,
Mrs. Lemuel Karf. In-Port Byron.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
with services at the home and Inter
ment at Oak Grove cemetery. Port
Byron. Mrs. Grove was 76 years of
age. She was born Sept. 19, 1833, In
Duchess county, N. Y., and came to
Port Byron, where she since lived, Jn
1853. Her maiden name was Sarah
Hall. The daughter, Mrs. Karr, is the
sole survivor of the immediate family.
Funeral of B. J. Connell.
The funeral of "Berton J. Connell was
held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home of Mrs. Laura Sunley, 823
Fifteenth street. The Silvis shops,
where deceased was one of the fore
men, shut down at noon so that the
men might attend the funeral. St.
George lodge, Knights of Pythias of
Moline, of which Mr. Connell was a
member, and St. Paul's lodge 107,
Knights of Pythias, this city, had
charge of the services. Burial was in
the Knights of Pythias lot in River
side cemetery, Mollne.
68, corn .120, oats 193.
Hogs at Omaha 25,000, cattle 6.00O,
Chicago, Nov, 2. Following are the
raotatlons on the market today:
December, 104, 104, 103, 104.
May. 104, 104, 103. 103.
December, 59. 68, 68.
May, 60, 61. 60. 60.
December, 89, 89. 39, 39.
May. 42, 42. 41. 41.
January, 19.60, 19.66, 19.60, 19.60.
May, 19.25, 19.32, 19.20, 19.22.
November, 12.00, 12.02, 1L95, 12.00.
January, 11.42, 11.45. 11.37, 11.42.
May, 11.07, 11.15. 11.07, 11.10.
January, 10.10, 10.17, 10.00, 10.12.
May, 10.06, 10.10, 10.05, 10.07.
Reeoopts today Wheat S6, corn 214,
oats 324, bogs 18,000; Isft over, 3,336:
cattle, 12,000. Market weak at yester
day's decline. Sheep, 20,000; market
Estimated receipts tomorrow -Wheat
sheep 10,000. Hogs a Kansas City
17,000, cattle 0,000, she 10.0&0.
Xrogs opened weak to cents lower.
Light 7.20 7.75, nrfjed 7.80 07.05,
gooa neavy-7.2D07.95. I
tf:3 a. in, Ilosa market 6 cents
wwer than yesterday's best. Bulk
7.057;SB, light 7.203J 7T70, pigs B.60J
T.33. mixed T.30O7.00, Yorkers 7.00
7..70, good heavy 7.85C7.95. good to
enoiee 7.45 7.85, rougtt 7.25 7.45,
uaxtie steaay to 10 eents lower.
noga dosed weak at early decline
83,000 tomorrow. Bulk 7.65T.8B, light
T.S 0O37.7O, mixed T.30(ft7.e0. oed
neavy 7.25 7,95, rough 7.2fr7.45.
uaitia steaay to 10 cents lower,
Sheep TO to 15 cents lower,
Liverpool onenma cables WhMt it
to V4 lower, eora lower.
Wverpopl closings Wheat Bt to &i
lower, eora lower.
LOOAU MARKET CONDITIONS,
Today's Gugtatlone on Previsions, Live
- otpok, peed and Fuel.
Reek Island. Nov. fljJtollowIne AHA
tbo wllPtesaJe. Briees en the Joea
PrOVISlong ang pppduoe,
Live Faultn-4lena. iter nouad. in
sprtng- ebtefrena, per pound, i4e,
WUTterLiairp. Z5e to BTot fiveameirv-
J.ard-rriaq to 140,
Pota.toes-r5o to, flOo.
enlons-QOo to We,
pV4 and psl,
Grain Com. 68e to fOo; oats. 8?e to
roragerr: Timothy bay. lie to 111
(3oal Lump, per bushel, 14j slack,
Weed f4:?0 per od.
1 would" have been a crlnple tor
P??, pW terrjb'a &i pn my knee
capp writes, Frank D4sberry, Kelltter,
Mfep witbout feuckWs Arnica
Sae, whic sooq cured me." Infalli
ba foe wgunds qts and. braises. ft
sooq cures burtis, sealds, old sores,
boils, s&ln erqptiAns. YrPd's best fbn
piles. 85c at a 3 lagglsta.
All the news aB"'the time THH
ECQilSTS Forceiuily Tvilentfioiiied
At na time during this sale have we mentioned an item that will make as
strong an appeal to you as the one today.
DRESS , GOODS We have told you of the genuine bargains that are
here waiting for you but in this one item which we feature today, you are
offered a bargain such as may never be given you again by this or any other
THE ONE ITEM 54 Inch dress goods of black blue cotton broadcloth
an exceptional quality in goods of this sort to be sold to first buyers
at only -
2! Cents Per Yard
MORE SUITS AT SAVING
$30 suits In 42 and 60 Inch coats,
pleated Bkirts broadcloths, serges,
fancy stripes and worsteds all lined
with guaranteed satin linings there
are also an assortment of blacks In
this lot all are new mod
els for 1909 and 1910 wear $JJ,93
$25 suits In cheviots, broadcloths,
fancy striped suitings with pleated
skirts all lined with guar
anteed satin linings $12.98
$18 and $20 suits of a very high
grade workmanship and made from
exceptionally good cloths
new models all of them $8.49
$15 suits in pleated and trimmed
6klrtB, all new stripes and just from
all sizes $5.49
Remember, we have all sizes In suits.
LOW PRICED SKIRTS A
$10 to $13.60 skirts in serges, chif
fons, panamas, broadcloths; plain,
pleated and yoke
effect styles at only $5.79
Regular $7 and $10 skirts made in
the newest -etyles from fancy Buttings,
panam&s and broadcloth
a great bargain at $4.69
$6 to $7 skirts.. a very fine showing
of new styles Just from our work
rooms priced at the
very low price of . . . -$3.79
$5 to $6 sktrts, a good display of
styles and different pattern styles and
up In the latest styles
while they last $2.50
Sizes 21 to 32 waist in skirts.
COMING Winter coats. These are wonderful values watch for their arrival
EocIk Hsflasndl Sualtf Met! Co
Opposite Postoffloo Buildingr .
1617-1B19 Second Avenue, Sock Island
Think Thloves Cremats Four.
Bluefleld, W. Va Nov. 2. The
charred bodies of four members of
the family of George Hood, an aged
white man, were found yesterday In
the ruins of the Hood home at Har
per. The house was destroyed by
fire for the purpose, the police believe
of covering up a quadruple murdor.
Robbery is believed to have been the
motive for the crime.
if'KSvra fails to kt
i 8T02S CRAY BAH TO
? ITS NATURAL COLCS
T Ma matter Kow eld and
"ft faded your hair looks, or how
J long yoti havfl. Pcn csy &
will work' wonders for yon,
t keep sou looking young, make
h aoft and ley, promote, a
luxuriant growth healthy
i hah-, stop ita falEnfj&ut and
T POSITIVELY REMOVE
VJ Wul not ton Jtfn or finerr.
li tfalBot injure yow hair. IS
(ft refuse aiju OTMTrnrrss.
sn450o JJottleSt at moists.
fZayw HaItna) Roam, fjr .
For 8a1e by Thomas Drug Company
an W. T, Harts,
Will Soon Be
CALL AND MAKE
IN FUR COATS
We carry a full stock in
Cony, Mink, Sable, Astra?
eh an and Seal.
Fur Sale Now On
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. ; -
8 LOOK FOR THE BEAR 8
Our Line off
75T0fE PUNT1MTHE WHi
Is Ready for Your Inspection
We have the mor. complete line of ranges, cook stoves and
heating stores in the three cities and at prloee that defy compe
tition. Ton are cordially Invited to Inspect our line whether you buy
or not. Dont be deceived by misleading advertisements but be
your own Judge as te who la offering yon the best for the least
Allen Mvers & Company
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?fhere is nothing hke our
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as a. poorer grade of coal
so that you get twice as
much for "your money in
every on ef eur well
screened Springfield coal
than any ether in the mar
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soon, Let us mi your
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Phones, Old 511, New 5447.