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THE ROCK! ISLAND AUGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1009
ROCK ISLAND IS
TO GET CHANCE
Opportunity Will Be Given to
Cooperate in Building of
MEETING TO BE HELD SOON
Conference Held at Buffalo Prairie
Saturday Night Opens Way to
Rock Island's position as the logical
terminus of the Interurban that farm-
era of the lower end of the county are
actively promoting and its -willingness
to contribute its full share to the suc-
cess of the undertaking were present
ed at the meeting of the executive
committee at Buffalo Prairie Saturdav
evening. A delegation from here, in
cluding Mayor G. W. McCaskrin, Judge
KJ. J. Searle, M. J. Murphy. Charles
Go IT and an Argus representative, was
present. Mr. Searle and Mr. Murphy
fare heavily interested in land in the
district to be reached by rail, the lat
Iter being also a member of te execu
tive committee. Mr. Goff went in his
capacity as secretary of the Business
Men's association. The party plowed
! through 30 miles of bad roads in an
auto loaned for the occasion by W. A.
Rosenfleld, president of the Rock Isl
and Club, being In course of the trip,
impressed anew with some of the rea
sons why the interurban is so earnest
The meeting was held at the home
of Dr. B. V. Marquis. There was a full
attendance of the committee, which,
besides Mr. Murphy, is composed of
Dr. E. L. Marston, Chairman, Dr. Mar
quis, A. W. Elliott, J. G. Britton.
George Rausch and Ferdinand Mewes.
Muscatine was not represented.
Called to Arrange for Survey.
The committee had been called to
gether for the purpose of making ar
rangements for the preliminary- sur
vey of the line, which, according 10
the heading cf the subscription papers
, that have been circulated, will run
from Flock Island to Muscatine. In act
dition to considering the propositions
of a number of engineers the cor;lt
tee took up correspondence from Mu
Clothes Last Longer
When Wasiied Yith
It's a fact. You don't have to
scrub them to thinnj-4S, nor boil
them to pieces. ??ssta gets the
Dirt doesn't harm the clothes
Peota is a firm firisnfl to c!othe3
and a bitter foe to dirt.
Try Jt on ytrnr 3zui litfas. It is
a rvtst t ef tort, thne, ful nd
cloth. Go itrther.
ZJtyo jTocera all iiavo it. If
ycreri iVooaat, v?r!to drect to
James Beadi & Sons, Dubuque, la.
Cranberries, choice new,
Raisins, Three Crown seeded
raisins, per pound
Raisins, Four Crown, extra
pound package 13a
Citron, fancy candled citron,
per pound 25c
Orange .and lemon peel,
per pound 25c
Sage rubbed absolutely pure,
Dates, new fancy dates,
per pound 1 0c
Figs, choice California figs,
per package 10c
Olives, quart Jar fancy olives,
per Jar 30c
Cider, Duffy's strictly pure
sparkling apple cider,
per gallon 30c
Pet milk, evaporated, six
Tomatoes, corn, peas, pumpkin
and kidney beans,
three cans 25o
Butterine, Friedman's fancy
pure Mayflower butterine,
per pound 25o
Sweet, sour and dill pickles.
Holland herring, anchovies and
mackerel at bottom . prices.
We Solicit Your Trade.
F. R. Kuschmanri,
2207 Fourth Ave. Both phones
catlne and Galeshurg men containing
suggestions and offers and gave a hear-
Ing to the delegation of Rock. Islanders.
In the conference with those from
this city Dr. Marston explained what
he and his associates are trying to ac
complish and what they have done.
Light upon what Muscatine has of
fered to do was given by letters from
business men of that city, which were
read by, J. G. Britton.
Muscatine has offered to give every
possible aid, furnishing terminals,
looking after the bridging of the Mis
sissippi and taking a large block of
stock in the company. The bridge
problem, which appears to be one of
the most serious to be met In reach
ing Muscatine, it is proposed to solve
by using the present structure,
strengtening it sufficiently to carry
heavy cars and building a draw in the
middle, allowing other traffic to pass
over the top of the draw by the pres
ent high spans. This, It was stated,
was contemplated when the bridge
was built, the piers being made heavy
enough to bear the additional weight
President Geisler of the Muscatine
German Savings bank wrote at some
length offering advice in regard to the
survey and urging the lower end resi
dents to keep matters entirely in their
own hands and to be very careful -5
to the engineer selected to do the sur
veying. Suggest Joint Meeting
After the explanations had been
made the Rock Islanders were called
upon to state what cooperation might
be expected from this city. Mayor
McCaskrin spoke at some length, ex
plaining that the importance of th-i
road both to this city and to the dis
trict to be tapped, is fully appreciated
here, and urging that Rock Island '00
given an opportunity to come forward
with a proposition. He suggested
that the committee promoting the en
terprise come to this city and meet
with the business men in the ne-.ir
future for the purpose of being more
fully enlightened as to the sentiment
Mr. Goff spoke along the same gen
eral lines, adding that the people of
Rock Island are not asleep as to their
interests, but that they have not as
yet been given a chance to get to
gether and decide upon a definite
course. He seconded the suggestion
for a joint meeting.
Believe It Will Pay
Mr. Searle also talked at some
length. He said he had always be
lieved that an interurban, such as the
one proposed, tould be made to pay
and added that unless the data col
lected by the engineer who made the
survey indicated that dividends might
be expected it would not be possible
to finance the company, no matter
how much money were subscribed by
those interested in having it bull.
He advised care In the selection of in
enriener, because the reliability of the
data will have a great deal to do with
the decision of those having money to
invest. Another reason why care
should be taken in this direction lay
in the fact that an engineer might he
corrupted by railroads that do not
want the line built, into making an un
favorable report. The belief was ex
pressed that it will be necessary for a
subscription of much more than $100,
00O for stock to insure the bonding
of the line, no matter what the propo
sition may show on its face, and the
speaker pointed out that It will be
necessary for the lower end people
to have outside assistance of the kind
that Rock Island stands ready to give.
There are many pitfalls In the way . f
such an enterprise, one of them being
"wildcat" promoters, whose only de
sire is to get possession of the te'
minal and other rights and sell them
out to the highest bidder. The Inter
ests of the purchaser may lie In kill
ing off the project. Mr. Searle
thought it would be well for the com
mittee to seek the advice and coopera
tion of those who must necessarily be
ultimate partners in the undertaking
If it is to be made a success.
He pointed to the growth of the
three cities as a manufacturing and
trade center and declared that the de
velopment has only Just begun, so that
to build an Interurban without coming
here would be a serious mistake. "It
wouldn't take you where you really
want to go." he added.
Should Organise Hera
J. G. Britton, on behalf of the com
mittee, argued against a Joint meeting
at this time, holding that Rock Island's
business men should first organize
among themselves and decide what
course to pursue, and it. finally
agreed that this should be done, the
plan being to designate a body of men
from thl3 city to confer with the com
mittee promoting the road.
In accordance with the decision ar
rived at Saturday night a movement
is now on to call a meeting, probably
this week, the call being made by the
mayor, and the presidents of the Rock
Island Club and Business Men's ass'
That this movement for an interur
ban to the lower end of the county is
different from any that has been
launched in the past is appreciated by
all who have made a personal Investi
gation of the subject. Heretofore pro
moters with only a desire for personal
gain have furnished the chief activity.
In the present case, however, the
movement is spontaneous among these
who have property and personal con
venience at stake and it would seem
that now Is the time of all times to
put forth a determined effort to build
the road to this cly.
It might be added that an estimate
presented at Saturday night's meeting
indicated the Joint financial responsi
bility of the men who have already
subscribed for the survey and who are
ready to take large blocks of stock
in the company, is not far below f 1.-000,000.
DRINKS ACID TO
END HER CAREER
Davenport Woman, While Despond
ent, Tries to Commit Suicide
and May Succeed.
Mrs. Isaac Gilman, living at 1303
Harrison street, Davenport, attempted
to commit suicide at 9 o'clock this
morning by taking carbolic acid and
perhaps other poisons. She is at St.
Luke's hospital in a very critical con
dition with the outcome of her case
a matter of doubt. Just what caused
the act is not known, though Mrs.
Gilman is understood to have been
rendered despondent by trouble. Her
husband is porter at Silbersteln s
j THE MARKETS
Chicago, Nov. 22. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
December, 108. 109, 108. 109,4.
May, 105, 106. 105. 106.
July, 97, 97. 97. 97.
December. 60. C0, 59, CO.
May, 61. 61. 61. 61.
. July. 61, 61. 60, 60.
December, 39, 39, 38. 38.
May, 41. 41. 41, 41.
July, closed 39'.
January, 20.67, 20.85, 20.67. 20.80.
May, 19.82. 20.02. 19.82, 19.97.
November. 13.20. 13.25, 13.17, 13.17.
January, 11.85, 11.95, 11.85, 11.92.
"May. 11.35. 11.42, 11.35, 11.42.
January, 10.52. 10.65. 10.55. 10.62.
May, 10.40, 10.45. 10.40, 10.45.
Receipts today Wheat. 25; com.
220; oats, 95; hogs, 40,000; cattle, 40,-
000; sheep, 40,000.
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hogs,
Hog market opened 1015 cents
lower. Hogs left over, 1,800. Light,
$7.507.95; mixed and butchers, $7.60
8.10; good heavy, $7.COS.10; rough
heavy, $7.60 7.75.
Cattle market opened 1015 cents
Sheep market 10 20 cents lower.
Omaha Hogs, 3,000; cattle, 7.500.
Kansas City Hogs, 13,000; cattle,
Hog market closed weak to 10 cents
lower. Bulk sales, $7.858.05; light,
$7.507.95; rough heavy. $7.607.75;
mixed and butchers, $7.COS.10; good
heavy, $7.608.10: pigs, $G.157.60;
Cattle market closed 1020 cents
Sheep market 1025 cents lower.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat lower
to higher, corn higher.
New York Stocks.
U. S .Steel preferred
TJ. S. Steel common
Rock Island preferred
Roc kisland common
New York Central
Missouri Pacific .
Great Northern . .
Northern Pacific .
L. & N
Canadian Pacific .
Illinois Central . . .
C. & O
B. R. T
B. & 0 115
St. Paul 154
Republic Steel preferred 105
Republic Steel common 46
Southern Railway 31
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Rock Island, Nov. 22. Following are
Headaches and Neuralgia from Cold3
.Laxative Broino Quinine, the world
wide cold and . grip remedy removes
cause. "Call for full name. Look for
slguatnre' EW. rov.
A FOOD DRINK.
Which Brings Dally Enjoyment.
A lady doctor writes:
"Though busy hourly with my own
affairs, I will not deny myself the
pleasure of taking a few minutes to
tell of my enjoyment dally obtained
from my morning cup of Postum. It Is
a food beverage, not a drug like coffee.
"I began to use Postum eight years
ago; not because I wanted to, but be
cause coffee, which I dearly loved, made
my nights long, weary periods to be
dreaded and unfitting me for business
during the day.
"On advice of a friend, I first tried
Postum, . making it ci ref ully as sug
gested on the package. As I had al
ways" used 'cream and no Bugar,' I
mixed by Postum so. It looked good,
was clear, and fragrant, and It was a
pleasure to see the cream color it as
my Kentncky friend always wanted her
coffe eto look, like a new saddle.
. "Then I tasted It critically, for I had
tried many substitutes' for ceffee. I
was pleased, yes, satisfied with my
Posjtum In taste and effect, and am
yet, being a constant user of it all
"I continually assure my friends and
acquaintances that they will like Post
um in place of coffee, and receive ben
efit fro mits use. I have gained weight,
can sleep, and am not nervous."
Read "The Road to Wellville," in
"There's a reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
interest ' "
FOR pliMWi I
Who Think They
of the homes of the workingmen in this city are sparsely
furnished. Some are severely plain and uninviting and
many of them have old fashioned and badly worn fur
niture. Still others almost border on desolation. It
stands to reason that nine out of ten of these men DO
want comfortable and cozy homes. They do not have
them because they think they cannot afford them on account of large fam
ilies and only medium sized salaries. Let us disabuse the minds of these men
of anv such" thought. As a matter of fact THEY CAN AFFORD ANY
THING THEY WANT so far as home furnishings are concerned and in so
far as this house can cover their wishes. We desire the trade of the working
man fully as much as that of men in better circumstances, and we will go
as far to accommodate them as any concern in the world. Our credit sys
tem is a verr unique and a very desirable affair. It is not the ordinary in
stallment house kind by anv means, but a plan that it has taken us years to
work out satisfactorily. We will be glad to furnish the home of any work
ingman in the city or vicinity and give him a monthly payment plan that
even the most meager salaries will cover with e'ise. Furthermore, we will
furnish the home on THIRTY DAYS' FREE
TRIAIj in order to do away with all possibility of
of dissatisfaction. We are open Wednesday and
Saturday evenings. You are invited to call and
talk things over likewise see the hundreds
of home outfits ranging
Store Open Wednes
day & Saturday Nights
If you are contemplating
getting married this month,
vou are also thinking of the
pretty home that you will
make vour husband, and of
all the' little comforts that a
cozy home requires. Do you
know that at Summerfield's,
with their vast experience in
furnishing the home, can be
of vital assistance to you
can help you to suggest the
desirable things required to
make such a home cheerful
and pleasant. Our salesmen
can give you such sugges
tions as may be required.
Whv not consult us? Come
in and let us show you our
Pretty rurnished uouage.
This has been entirely re
furnished. Such a pretty,
cozy home, all complete with
all conveniences, bucn a
comfort to have a home like
this. This cottage we will
duplicate to every Novem
ber bride for only one hun
dred and ninetv-eight dol
lars, and at the liberal terms
of $20.00 cash and $10.00 a
month. If vour income will
not permit such an elaborate
outfit ,we can furnish you a
nice, neat 4-room CQO
oufit for onlv Ji0
Terms of payment, $2.00 a
week. on t you bring tne
young man around and let
us show you? A pretty pres
ent free if you call.
Houses to Rent
if yon haTf not yrt fonnd the house
we have a complete rent list of the
trl-olties, same will be furnished free
For Your Old Stove
We hare made special nrranTPmont with the ?Ioorc Stove and
Uanie ('"., nl-o the Lincoln Stove and Ranire Co. by v.bich we are
jWriiiitit'd to accept your old tove as first payment on a new Heat
ing More or Kan go. This offer Isolds good only for a limited time.
Wl' y-L Moot
' JiivL () i Stoves
Saves 1-3 Fuel
Moore's Controller Damper gives
absolute control of the fire. You
have heat 3 you want it, and
when you want it.
Moore's Controller Damper is a
combination pipe and check damp
er. As check opens, pipe damper
closes; and vice versa.
By its use you positively con
trol the heat and save 1-3 to
1-2 the fuel. ...
nil Wi ;-M
"Jack, dear, this
Moore's Range is a wonder.
Tn:r look at this dandv fire and
inures AVi s:aCK. coui iou. , jtiv, w .....
.SVw" . n rn rr O"! COll bills tO fUV for th'lS
It , i v w """jV I J
i,Vttaa t . v 1 J I--
V V.unii rnncre m three VClfS. IOU Know oi:r uwm
tola us ivioore s ivcoiing uv-atik w..
Gas, the Smoke and the Soot, and that the cheapest slack
would do as well zz the best coal, and it is doing it.
I mSm. m p; y m f,i m) i r-- 0 U -.-i
the wholesale prices on the local
.:' Prcvisiona and Produce.
; Live Poultry Hens, per pound, Sc
to 9c; sprin? chickens, per pound, 11c
to lie. .
Butter Dairy, 25c; creamery, 31',&c
Eggs 25c to 27c.
Potatoes 50c. '"..'
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Old corn. 72c: new corn, 50c
' Forage Timothy hay. 512; bale
hay, 10 to $11; straw, G.
Coai Lumii, per buslu;!, 14c; Blac'x,
Wood $4.50 per load.