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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1909.
BEGIN WORK AT
Contractors Excavating for the
Monitor Drill Company
i BIG THING FOR THIS CITY
Will Give Employment to 800 Men
When It Starts Operations
The Argus last evening gave to the
public an exclusive story announcing
the decision of the Moline Plow com
pany to remove the plant of the Moni
tor Drill company from Minneapolis to
the Gordon tract, in the east part of
Rook Island. Instead of 500 men, an
officer of the company stated today the
drill plant, which will be in operation
in ita new location next September,
will rive employment to 800 men at
the start, and that this number will be
gradually increased. LMreciors or me
Monitor company, which is owned by
thn Mniino Plow company interests,
(will meet in Minneapolis to formally
ratify action for the removal.
The main building to be erected will
I be 80 feet wide and 1.009 feet long. It
will commence at the west line of the
I Gordon tract lying west of Forty-see-jond
street, where the plow company
wood shops now arc maintained.
Six Storirs and Basemnt
Beginning at the west line of this
property, tha building will extend east
(for 200. feet; this portion will be of
brick construction and one story high.
: It will be used for Iron and steel stor
age. The second section of this build
ing will extend east for a distance of
il50 feet. It will be of fireproof con
struction and one story high, to be
used as a blacksmith shop.
Joining the blacksmith shop and ex
tending east for a distance of 659 feet
will be a building six stories high, with
basement. This building will bo of re
inforced concrete and brick, modern in
every detail of construction.
Two switch tracks will be laid by
the Burlington road, both entering the
plow company property from the west,
one extending along the south side of
thla long building for the entire dis
tance, the track on the north side ex
tending for a distance of about half
the length of the building.
An Immrnne Foundry.
Directly north of the main building
will be erected an immense foundry,
ground dimensions 200x250. It will be
of steel construction, with tile roof,
adsolutely fireproof. There will not be
a wood piece in the entire structure.
There will be 150 feet of space at the
west end of this building to provlda
for an extension when future growth
East of the foundry building a paint
hop with ground dimensions SOxloO,
'.hree stories and basement, will be
erected. Present wood shops will be ex
tended to the east, though it has not
ten definitely determined to just what
A. C. Stouffer has been awarded the
ntlre contract for the work. He is
till engaged in construction of im-
ense additions to the company's aux-
llary plants at Freeport, but the brick
ork there will be practically com
pleted within 10 days. The work at
Freeport will be completed by Jan
St&ke Out nuIldlnR.
Surveyors have already gone over
the ground and stakes for all the new
buildings here have been driven. The
. excavating will be commenced at once,
Tim Kennedy doing the work. The
- at 8 O'clock
r You and your friends are cordially invited to be present.
Mr. McCracken is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship of
the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.
Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a. m. .
Wednesday Evening Meeting 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room Open Daily from 3 to 4 o'cloclc r'
Church Edifice :J- :
825 Twenty-third Street 1
buildings are to be completed by Sept,
1, 1910, at which time the Monitor
plant will be removed here.
The output possible in the plant at
Minneapolis may be doubled in the
new plant which is planned. ;
There will be space in the new build
ings to enable the plow company to
relieve congestion In the main plant,
and the probability is the manufactur
er cornplanters and disc harrows will
be discontinued in Moline. Their man
ufacture will be taken up altogether in
the same shops in which the drills are
to be manufactured. -
Will Employ 80O Men.'
The Monitor plant will employ about
800 men when it starts operation, nor
will the transfer to the new plant of
some of the work done In Moline mean
that the working force at the main
plant will be decreased.
BERTA HARRIS BRIDE
OF NEMO EU1STEDT
Young Folks Surprise Their Friends
by Being Married Today at
Miss Berta Harris and Nemo Elm
stedt were united in marriage today
at Danville, 111. Miss Harris, who
has been employed at the Modern
Woodman office for the past 10 years,
left yesterday for Peoria, where she
was joined by Mr. Elmstedt. The
event was asurprlse to friends.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Harris, 731 Nine
teenth street, nnd was born and rear
ed in this city. Her charming per
sonality has won her a host of friends.
Mr. Elmstedt was formerly of Mo
line, having been reared in that city.
His success in the business world has
been marked. He is now connected
with the Rock Island Plow company
at Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. and Mrs.
Elmstedt will make their home in
DR. B. E.JONES IS HIT
BY AN AUTOMOBILE
Machine Passes Over Foot While He
Is "Waiting for a Street
Br. B. E. Jones wa3 painfully In
jured last evening by having his right
foot run over by an automobile be
longing . to Ben Mitchell. Dr. Jone3
was leaving the Illinois theater after
witnessing the play there. He stood
on the corner a few minutes waiting
for a car and the automobile moved
up to the entrance in front of him.
It backed up and went ahead several
times and after one of its advancas
Dr. Jones stepped out to get on the
car. Once. more the big auto backed
up and knocked him down and ran
over his foot. He was taken- home on
the car. He was unable to be out of
bed today but it is thought that the
injury will not prove serious.
Meeting of Physlciaas.
A number of physicians from this
city attended the fifth annual meeting
of the Second District Medical society
of Iowa at the Hotel Davenport, in
Davenport, yesterday. Those who
gave addresses and papers were: Dr.
J. F. H. Sugg, Clinton; Dr. H. E.
Kirschner, Iowa City; Dr. L. W. LIttig,
Iowa City; Dr. B. W. Sippy, Chicago;
Dr. G. E. Decker, Davenport; Dr. W.
E. Schroeder, Chicago; Dr. W. H. Ren
I wish to notify the public generally
that I will not be responsible for any
debts my wife, Beckie Dowman, may
contract for after this date.
Nov. 16, 1909.
Announces a Free Lecture ca
D. McCracken, A. M.;
Of Boston, Mass at fte
Evening, November 19, 1939
THE NEW GRANT SCHOOL
v . : : e-Ar-s.hi-k- : v..:-r''i'i3w I.-'1
Building .which will replace the frame structure at Eleventh street be
tween Sixth and Seventh avenues. The new school will be fireproof and
will cost about $40,000. Collins Brothers have the contract for erect
ing the building. It is to be ready for the spring term next year.
SHATTERS D R E A Fvl
Marie Melbourne, an Eloper,
Writes Home for Funds and
LOVERS FOUND BY F0LICE
A. C. Carroll, Her Romeo, in Jail
Under Bonds to Grand Jury
Girl I Jo turns Home.
A supposedly young married couple
from Chicago who have been here only
a few days were placed under arrest
yesterday by the police, and A. C. Car
roll ,tne man, lias been bound over
to the grand jury under charges of
adultery and fornication, preferred
against him. by the mother of the girl
who was with him. The stovy brought
out at the trial was a touching one.
especially as the young people were
neither very bad nor seemed to fully
realize- what they were doing.
Carroll,, whose home is In Chicago,
went to Indianapolis several montiis
ago and became acquainted with
Marie Melbourne, whose home is there
They fell in love and Carroll spent
much of his time with the girl, who
is 18 years old. On Lrfibor day they
announced that they were going to Chi
cago to spend the day and they left
Indianapolis together. After arriving
In Chicago they decided not to return
and they lived there together until
about a week ago, when Carroll se
cured "work at the Rock Island Plow
company. It Take. Monfjr to I.lve
After working about a day and a
half, Carroll decided that this job
would not give him sufficient income
to support his companion on, and the
latter took the cue and wrote home
to her mother for some funds with
which to help out until Carroll could
get ahead and secure a better position.
The. mother of the girl decided at onco
all was not right and without letting
her daughter know, she came here ns
soon as possible and had both of the
young people arrested.
The case came up before Police
C. S. B.
Magistrate C. J. Smith and Carroll
was held under $500 bonds to appear
before the grand jury- The girl was
given her freedom and allowed to go
home with her mother. Both she and
Carroll wanted to settle the matter
by getting legally married, but the
mother would not hear to this on the
grounds that her daughter was too
young. Carroll is being held at the
county jail, as he was unable to fur
nish the required bonds.
SUMMER KITCHEN IS
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Frame Addition at Coon Residence
on Kleventli Street Consumed
A fire of unknown origin destroy
ed a summer kitchen in back of the
Coen residence at 909 Eleventh
street yesterday afternoon. The
alarm was turned in at 3:10. There
were two stoves in the structure, a
gasoline and coal stove. It is thought
that the latter was the cause of the
fire. The fire ate up through the ceil
ing and rapidly destroyed the kitch
en. The loss amounts to $150. The
place was insured.
The Xo. 3 fire department v.-as call
ed to the Rock Island yards at Thirty-fifth
street and Fifth avenue this
morning at S o'clock A car of cin
ders was burning. Before the ar
rival of the department the car was
switched under a water tank, and the
blaze was extinguished. The damage
Warren II. Reck left last evening
for St. Louis.
M. H. Williamson has gone to Owen
Wis., for a short visit.
Charles McBurney left last night for
his home in San Francisco.
A. D. Folland left last night for a
brief visit at Rice Lake, Wis.
II. II. Cleaveland has returned af
ter a trip through the south..
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Trimble have re
turned from a week's visit in Chicago.
O. E. Johnson, physical director .f
the Muscatine Y. M. C. A., is visiting
Carl Mueller, manager of the Har
per, returned last night from a busi
ness trip to Chicago.
Mrs. R. W. Smedley has returned
from Hillsdale, where she has been
visiting for the past week.
Miss Marie Linton of I'rbana is
in the city visiting with her tinole
and mint, Judge aud Mrs. R. W. Olm
sted. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilson and niece,
Miss Cariotta Day, left this morning
for San Francisco, where they will
fi;end the winter.
Mrs. Ida Palmer, of Chicago, de
partment commander of the W. R.
C, who is here for the district con
vention, is a guest at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cleland.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. McEwen
will leave tonight for an extended visit
at points In the south and west. They
will visit at St. Louis, Atlanta, New
Orleans, Mexico City and other places
of interest in Mexico.
Virginia Katherine Wagner.
Virginia Katherine Wagner, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wag
ner, 3114 Fifth avenue, died early this
morning. The child was born last
Saturday. The funeral was held th'.3
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
and burial took place in Calvary ceme
tery. H. W. DeGrush.
II. W. DeGrush, whose home was
near Dubuque, Iowa, died this morning
at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's hospital
after an illness of five weeks of blad
der trouble. Mr. DeGrush was a
school teacher and was 75 years of ago.
He had been In the city only a few
days when he was taken ill.
In Police Court.
George Patten and Nels Johnson
were each fined $1 and costs this af
ternoon by Police Magistrate C. J.
Smith for disorderly conduct. Patten
got into a row with some friends and
raised trouble, while Johnson had im
bibed too freely of bcoze and got a
President W. . Rosenfield of
Rock Island Club 13 Ne
gotiating for One.
UP TO THAT ORGANIZATION
Meeting of Membership Called for
Friday Evening to Hear the
W. A. Rosenfield, president of the
Rock Island Club, has been doing
things, as he promised when he as
sumed the place as executive head of
that organization. . He has had his
grapplers out for new factories, work
ing In cooperation with the industrial
commission. He has some Interesting
information to impart to the members
Friday evening, and every man who is
Identified with the club should respond
to his invitation to meet him on that
date. Here is the circular letter that
the president has sent out:
Rock Island, 111., Nov. 1G, 1909. To
Club Members: For some time I have
been figuring with cne of the largest
concerns in tho United States in fact,
it is the largest In its line in the world
endeavoring to interest it in remov
ing one of its subsidiary companies to
Rock Island. Negotiations have been
going on for over a month, and I have
succeeded in getting a concrete propo
sition from them. The demands are
easy to meet. There is, however, an
other proposition from other sources,
which makes it essential that immedi
ate action be taken by us. It has,
therefore, been decided to have a sup
per at the club Friday evening, the
19th, at 6:30 o'clock.
In In Clab'a Handa
I have spent considerable time in
rounding out this deal, and I wish that
the members would back me up to the
extent of coming to tho supper and lis
tening to the proposition. Of course,
if there Is a lack of interest displayed
by the citizens, I shall drop the matter
at once. I have no Interest whatever
in the business, and my only aim Is
to work for the commercial advance
ment of our city.
Very truly yours,
W. A. ROSENFIELD,
One of the lli-adllnfri
William Collins of Chicago, a profes
sional entertainer, has been secured as
one of the headilners for the monthly
membership dinner at the Rock Island
Club Thanksgiving eve. Mr. Collins Is
personally known to a number of the
club members. He is a pianist, singer,
monologist and story teller, and he is
a topnotcher, according to the reports
that have been had on him. There
will be other good things in store for
those who attend the dinner.
RELIEF CORPS IN
One Hundred Ladies in Attend
ance at Fourteenth Dis
SESSIONS IN COURT HOUSE
Moline Is Voted the lOlO Gathering
Apioiiiive Officers Are
Named for Vear.
The annual convention of the Wo
men's Relief corps of the Fourteenth
congressional district was called to
order this morning at Memorial hall
with nearly 100 delegates in attend
ance. Most of these were from this
city, although there were 14 who
represented other parts of the dis
trict. The delegates kept arriving all
morning and this afternoon. It is
expected that there will be still more
at the meeting which will be held
this evening at Odd Fellows' hall and
to which the public has been invited.
Mrs. Gertrude Wynn. president of
the Rock Island corps, called the
meeting lo order and introduced the
state and district officers who were
present. These included Mrs. Ida
Palmer of . Chicago, " who is state
president: Mrs. Mary Wilson of
Eushnell. who is district president;
Mrs. Addie Enangst of Davenport,
who is a past department commander,
and Mrs. Mary E. Effoner of Gales
burg, a member of the executive com
mittee and a past department chap
lain. Appointive Officers Announced
Following an address of welcome
by Mrs. Gertrude Wynn on behalf
of the ladies of the Rock Island corps
and a response by Mrs. Matilda Beat
ty of Moline. on behalf of the visit
ing ladies. Mrs. Wilson, district pres
ident, announced her list of appoint
ive officers for the year as follows:
Senior vice president Mrs. Elsie
Junior vice president Mi3s Jes
sie King, Bushnell.
Chaplain Mrs. Matilda Beatty,
Secretary Mrs. Sylvia Hemenway,
Conductor Mrs. Ella Godfrey,
Assistant conductor Mrs. Maggie
Patriotic instructor Mrs. Laura
Wright, Reck Island.
Press Correspondent Mrs. Anna
Wareham, Rock Island.
Guard Mrs. Clara Swartz. Rock
Assistant guard Mrs. Sarah Gar
nett, Reck Island.
Color Bearers Mrs. Mary Shill,
Mrs. Matilda Ballentine, Mrs. Jennie
Frey, and Mrs. Lavina Stennard, all
of Rock Island.
Musician Mrs. Belle Skinner,
Rock Island. '
Election of President
The one elective office before the
convention was that of district pres
ident to succeed Mrs. Wilson, and the
choice fell upon Mrs. Ella Godfrey of
this city. Mrs. Godfrey will hold of
flee for one year. The convention de
cided to hold its next meeting in Mo
line in 1910.
At noon the convention adjourned
and the visiting delegates were enter
tained at luncheon at the Young &
McCombs' grill room.
The convention gave over the af
ternoon to disposing of its regular
routine work, which included report?
from the committees on resolutions
and finance, and the exemplification
of the ritualistic work by John Bu
ford corps C5 cf this city.
At the camp fire at Odd Fellows'
hall this evening there will be ar
address by Mrs. Ida Palmer of Chi
cago, tho state president, and Joseph
E. Ilaye3 of Joliet, department com
mander of the G. A. R., is also on
the program for an address. There
is an interesting program outlined in
addition to the two speeches and it
Is expected that a large crowd will
attend the meeting.
ARGUS TO RECEIVE
FUNDS FOR SUFFERERS
Contributions May Be Left at Office
tor Care of Miners'
Following Its custom in all disasters
where there Is a general call for pub
lic relief. The Argus will receive con
tributions to the fund being raised for
the families left without support as a
result of the coal mine horror at
Cherry, 111., in which upwards of 400
lives were lost. Contributions may b
left at The Argus office, where they
will be properly recorded and forwari
ed to the Red Cross society, which is
disbursing the funds among the fami
lies of the victims.
EVIDENCE IN MUENTER CASE
Plaintiff in $ 10,000 Damage Suit
Placed on Witness Stand.
The hearing of the evidence in the
case of Carl Muenter against the Mo
line Plow company for $10,000 damages
was taken up again today in the cir
cuit court. The plaintiff himself was
the first witness called upon the stand
by his attorneys. As he is unable to
speak English, A. H. Kohler was ap
pointed to act as interpreter.
The case was called for trial last
week. The plaintiff claims he lost sev
eral of the fingers on his right hand as
the result of an accident sustained
while in the employ of the company
from which he asks damages.
Allows 522 Death Claims.
The board of directors of the Mod
ern Woodmen allowed 522 death
claims at the session which just
closed and orders were given to tha
head clerk to issue checks covering 'n
the different claims. The claims
amounted in all to $5C3,445.90.
Tipton Returning North,
The steamer David Tipton will
leave New Orleans tomorrow on the
return trip to this city. It will be
several days before the boat will
reach this city.
BIG FORTUNE FOR INVENTION.
Amateurs Sell For $1,500,000 Their
Discovery For Printing Photos.
While experimenting rith nmatevtr
photography M. A. Yetnick and Dr. L.
M. Early of Columbus. O.. discovered
a way of making a new kind of photo
graphic printing paper. A deal was
cloned at South Bend. lud.. by which
a camera company of Rochester. N. T .
will pay them $l.rO0.oX) for the secret.
The company could not duplicate the
paper patented by the Columbus men.
It promises to revolutionize the print
trig of photographs.
Bssebrll's Death List.
Nineteen dofiths from baseball have
been reported from virions parts of
the country during the season which
Just eloped. The list of injuries runs
Into the hundreds.
When a cold becomes settled In ttio
system, it will take several days' treat
ment to cure it. and the best remedy
to use is Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. It will cure quicker than any
other, and also leaves the system In a
natural and healthy condition. Sold
by all druggists.
We arc now showing the adapted Parisian
Fash ions in FUR HATS and EVEN
Articles of Incorporation of the
New Enterprise Will Short
ly Be Tiled.
READY FOR SOUTHERN ROAD
Need of Facilities Shown by Interur.
bun Hint Is Now Being Pro
moted in Lower Knd.
The boards of trustees and insorpora
torB of the Beit Line railroad of Rock
Island were completed today, and are
Incorporators F. C. Depkmann, II.
E. Curtis, T. J. Medill, B. D. Connelly.
Trustees II. E. Casteel, II. W. Hors
Leopold Simon, F. W. Iiahnsen, Wil
liam M. Reck, E. 13. McKown, Dr. O.
L.. Eyster, Swain Pearson, J. T. Mar-
ron, H. H. Cleaveland, J. F. Lardner.
The drafting of the articles of incor
poration is in the hands of H. E. Curtis
and Searle & Marshall, attorneys for
the projected company, and It is prob
able that the document will be filed
with the secretary of state the coming
week. This will give the enterprise
legal being, and will better qualify and
fortify the men at the head of the
undertaking In the advancement of tho
Nvr Line ow on Top , .
As The Argus has stated previously . r
the finances for the carrying forward of '
this most desirable and necessary en
terprise are coming from the Greater . r
Rock Island development fund to which
the people of this city subscribed. Rock
Island today is feeling the lack of in
terurban railroad facilities. Cities all
about are passing us in the acquire
ment of these advantages demanded by
the territory contiguous to business
centers. Just now there is a move to
build an interurban through tho lower
section of Rock Island county. Musca
tine, with commendable enterprise, is
seeking to mako that city a terminus
of the line. Rock Island is doing llke
wiso. Everything being equal, it is be
lieved that this city would be favored.
Assuming that the road will come in
this direction, at best It can get no fur
ther than the city limits. There must
be some assurance that it will be taken
care of when it reaches that point.
The planned belt Is the solution of
Open to AU Roada
Too, the belt will afford a means to
all railroads centering here to reach
the west end factory district. There
must be competitive railroad accom
modations in all factory districts. Rock
Island has lost many opportunities to
bring factories to the city because of
the absence of the competitive facili
ties. The belt will be owned, operated and
controlled by a board of citizens, who
will be the trustees for the people. It
will be open to the use of every rail
road now doing business in the city
and to all lines that may wish to enter
here In future, steam or electric. Oth
er cities have faced the same problem
as Rock Island is now seeking to clear
up. Their remedy has been the publls
belt. The public belt must be had here
if the city I3 to go forward as all wish
It Is only to be expected that there
i3 some resistance on the part of own
ers of property on First avenue to the
building of another railroad line in
front of their homes. But all are com
ing to realize that thoy must make
sacrifices, if such they may be termed,
in giving way to progress. They have
been ofTrrd reasonable compensation
for the privilege of passing before their
property with the r.ew line. A num
ber have agreed to the terms, and there
13 co doubt that before many months
the assent will be unanimous.
Poison Does Ita Work.
S. E. Blacksfonr, the mm who was
found unconscious yesterday morning
at S o'clock at the Christian Volunteer
home in Davenport, afier taking laud
anum with suicidal intent., died In the
afternoon at 4 o'clock at Mercy hos
rital. Blnckstone was do A n on his
luck and could not secure employment.
Papars in his rockets showed thrt ho
had relatives at Pittpfii ld, N. II. They
Llpton Would Race in 1911.
New York, Nov. 17. Sir Thomas
Lipton todrv announced he will chal
lenge for a race for America's cup to
ne sailed in 1911.