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TOE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, JAXUAIIY J3, 1910.
S DAVENPORT IS
; BEHIND BRIDGE
I Fine Hand of Business Interests
.-: There Seen in Moline-Bet-tendorf
TO HEAD OFF INTERURBANS
Effort to Direct Terminals of Lines
That are Building From
The fine Italian hand of Davenport
business interests is seen in the move
ment to span the Mississippi river with
a bridge connecting Moline and Dav
enport. The Argus last evening print
ed a dispatch from Washington telling
of the offering of a bill in the house
i by Congressman A. F. Dawson of the
! Davenport district, giving permission
I to E. H. Van Patten and others to con
struct a bridge, the cost of the same
to be approximately $1,000,000.
Mr. Van Patten, who is a resident of
Davenport, declines to enter into de
tails concerning the enterprise. There
are intimations, however, that rail
roads are interested. It is claimed,
furthermore, that the funds necessary
to build the structure have practically
been pledged in advance. The bill pro-
i vides that work on the bridge shall be
commenced within two years after the
congressional permit is given.
Ferry Financial Failure.
-" Mr. Van Patten it was who promoted
the Moline-Bettendorf Ferry company,
an undertaking, after a trial of one
year, the returns from which have
been anything but what it was expect
ed they would be. The Moline lock,
passing through which each trip occu
pied upwards of half an hour, proved
the ctumbler to the successful opera
tion of the ferry line. An Inducement j
was held out to the people of Moline
to use the ferry by supplying trans
f f ers on the street cars from Betten
j dorf Into the city of Davenport.
To Head Off IaternrbanaT
Just now at least two new Interurban
j lines are building in this direction from
' the east. Their announced routes give
Rock Island as their western termln
i als, leaving the inference that the pur-
pose is to either transfer passengers
I from this city to Davenport over the
j lines of the TrI-CIty railway, as the
; Rock Island Southern is to do, or to
' use the Crescent bridge in the lower
end of this city.
. It will be recalled that there was an
underground effort started in Daven
port of late in connection with the pro
; motion of an interurban from the low
' er end of Rock Island county, the pur
pose of which was to divert the line
across the river at some point below
. Rock Island. While this scheme has
' never taken tangible form, nevertheless
: it was proposed, and it but goes to
demonstrate that the business Interests
of our neighboring city are awake to
' every, possible advantage they can get
; over Rock Island.
Davenport for years has been seek
ing to take a hand In directing the
course of street railway traffic on the
Illinois side. The amicable business
! relations of Rock Island and Moline
lhas always been a subject of marvel in
, Danaer In Obstructing; Rapid.
Davenport's aim now is to make Rock
. island instead of that city a stub on
the proposed interurbans building from
the east, and it is predicted that his
tory will prove that the new bridge, if
it is ever built. Is the creature of the
Interests on the Iowa side.
The Interurbans from the east, as is
W. P. Bettendorf
PARK FUND GROWS
Residents of Hill District Will
Probably Give $557 for
East End Grounds.
TO BE USED FOR CHILDREN
Prominent Davenport Manufactur
er and founder of the town of Betten
dorf, who as president of the New
Harper Hotel company is also
interested in Rock Island's welfare.
known, are expected to come from Mo
line, and the scheme on the other side
is to push them through across the
river instead of coming into this city.
Rock Island and Moline are so located
and connected that what helps one city
helps the other. Rock Island rejoices
Playgrounds Will lie Equipped if the
Plans Materialize Amount Is
Rebate on Paving.
in every Interurban that comes to Mo
line, even if it stops there, but if It j wards equipping a pleasure place for
The property owners who are en
titled to a rebate on the paving on
Fourteenth avenue between Thirtieth
street and Forty-sixth street by reason
of the street car company making an
addition to its track on that street
held a meeting last evening at the
Horace Mann school and decided that
it was the sense of the meeting that
the full amount be turned over to the
park fund of the city to be used in
making a playground for children at
the new park in the east end of the
Not all of the interested parties
were at the meeting, but there were
about 30, which is a majority. The
property owners along the above men
tioned streets and for three blocks
on either side have coming to them
the sum of $557. City Attorney J. F.
Witter explained to the meeting that
it would require the greater part of
this amount to pay a special commis
sioner to go over the record and ap
portion this amount off to those who
have It coming.
Would Oet But Little.
When the $557 is properly divided
and the commissioner's fees taken out
each of those who has part of it com
ing would get practically 1 per cent of
what they paid in for the Improve
ment, and this would be but a pittance,
while the lump sum would go far to-
goes further, it should come to this city
before entering Iowa.
It would be well for the business peo
ple of Pock Island to get the ear of
their congressman, Mr. McKlnney.
Aside from the commercial coup that is
being attempted, there are other con
siderations, the most serious of which
is the obstructing of the river on the
rapids, passage over which is now per
ilous at all times during navigation,
and a hazard that would be increased
by another bridge.
We Make Beautiful Suits
$20 aad $25
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDINQ.
Old Phone 718-L. .
MY OLD HOUSE.
I hail once more my natal day
Still in my tenement of clav.
With many favors blest;
Now he who placed the structure here
Cnn prop It up another year
If he should think it best.
Long hath it stood, through snows
And braved life's fearful hurricanes.
While many a stronger fell;
The reason why we cannot see.
But what to us seems mystery.
The Guilder knows full well.
But now 'tis weather-worn and old:
Tbe summer's heat, the winter's cold
Pierce through the walls and roof;
'Tis like a garment so worn out.
To mend there seems no whereabout.
So gone is warp and woof.
The tottering pillars are all weak,
The poor old rusty hinges creak;
The windows, too, are dim;
These slight discomforts we'll let
For looking darkly through a glass
We catch a hopeful gleam.
Nature and reason tell us all
This withered frame ere long must
When, where, or ho'.v's unknown
We'll leave that to the Architect,
And trust His wisdom to direct
The taking of it down.
And when you Fee it prostrate lie,
Let net a tear bedim your eye
The tenant is not here.
But just beyond time's little space,
She finds some quiet resting-place
No more to date her year.
And though she walks with you no
The world will move on as before '
'Tis meet it should be so.
Let each his house in order set.
That he may leave without regret,
Whenever called to go.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
It's triple, triple, triple.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefi.
Fast and furious will be the selling
next week at McCabe's.
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W247.
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 6344.
Cut the millinery in half and get
triple stamps at McCabe's.
Pictures and artistic picture framing
to order. L. S. McCabe & Co.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
If. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Deep, deep, deeper cuts, triple.,
triple, triple stamps beginning Mon
day at McCabe's.
Call Slevin's cabs nights at the Har
per house. Daytime at Moeller's liv
ery. Both phones.
$4 metal beds for $2.67 and triple
stamps- on all beds, springs and mat
tresses at McCabe's.'
You'll buy shoes next week at deep
C. F. Gaetjer,. park commissioner,
was at the meeting, and he spoke in
favor of having the amount turned
over to the park board with orders to
have it set aside as planned above.
He told of the plans made by the board
for the coming year and said the do
nation would bo greatly appreciated.
Vote Is Favorable.
A vote taken on the subject re
vealed the unanimous desire of those
at the meeting to give the sum to the
park board. Many of the property
owners who were not at the meeting
have already expressed themselves in
favor of the plan and objections are
looked for from only three or four
who are opposed to making donations
to the park. Mr. Witter suggested a
plan whereby these few can be given
their share of the rebate If they Insist
upon it. He offered to make the ap
portionment free of charge provided
there were only a few who demanded
it and if it met with the approval of
the others. The remainder of the
property owners In the interested dis
trict will be consulted and it Is likely
that another meeting will be held
some time in the near future at which
time the matter will be settled.
cut prices and get triple stamps on all
the shoes at McCabe's.
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Note the keen cut prices in the lin
ens for Monday at McCabe's with
triple stamps on all linens.
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Chap-o-lene, the non-sticky lotion.
Best for chapped, rough and sore skin.
Price 25 cents. At Thomas drug store.
You'll buy women's coats and suits
fast and furious at the cut prices at
McCabe's and get triple stamps on all
The new embroideries make their
appearance Monday morning at Mc
Cabe's and triple stamps on all the
Dress goods and silk prices sink to
the lowest point next week at Mc
Cabe's and triple stamps on all silks
and dress goods.
A grand ball is to be given by the
Terpsichorean club Monday night, Jan.
17, at R. I. Turner hall. Everybody
Triple stamps in many departments
j beginning Monday at McCabe's. Act
promptly, fill your stamp books. The
time is growing shorter.
Fay Hawes camp No. 2S1, R. N. A.,
will hold its installation of officers
Tuesday evening, Jan. 18. Members
and their families are invited to at
tend. $2.50 Regis corsets for $1.49. $3.50
Regis corsets for $2.39. R. & G. dollar
corsets for 79 cents on Monday at Mc
Cabe's with triple stamps on all corsets.
Discovered! 1 ae freshest.
moBt fashionable Millinery, both
trimmed and untrimmed hats at
Just 50c on the dollar, and triple
It's a pleasure to choose from
tnis fine stock of women's suits,
coats, and furs at the marked
down prices and then there's the
triple stamps in addition to help
fill the S. & H. green trading
The greatest shoe opportunity
of the year is right here in thi3
mammoth shoe stock. Note the
many cut prices, and triple
trading stamps added to make
It more Interesting.
The Cook and Peary North
Pole controversy Is now all one
sidedTriple Stamps, Triple,
A store for all the people, all
the time, with dependible mer
chandise at the lowest depend
We love peace and are al
ways ready to fight for it.
Yes! Dear reader, there are
other kinds of discount Bales,
but ours was the Bona Fide
kind, that's the reason it wa3
such a great success.
We told you we'd help fill
your stamp books. Bring them
We've set the ball a rolling,
now watch it roll.
"Who frowed dat last brick
Were you ever in a Hornet's
Nest? We've stirred 'em up,
What started all this racket
anyhow? Did you hear anything
Did you say trading stamps?
There are triple trading stamps
at this store.
A NOTHER week of merchandising so fast and furious
that we don't expect others to keep up the pace, they
simply can't that's all.. We're satisfied to show the way,
others may follow if they can.
Women's $3.00 and $3.50 shoes $2.29 and
triple stamps on all shoes.
Men's $3.00 and $3.50 shoes, $2.39, and
triple stamps on all shoes.
Wool dress goods 90. $1.00 and $1.25 for
7o and triple stamps on all dress goods in
Handsomest 75c and 88c silks for 59 a
yard and triple stamps on every yard of silks.
Beautiful new 50c and 62c embroideries
38 a yard and triple stamps on all embroid
eries. $2.50 Regis Corsets for $1.49 and $3.50
Regis Corsets for $2.39 with triple stamps
on all corsets.
. ,R. & G. $1.00 Corsets for 79 and triple
$1.00 a yard Table Damasks, for 75 and
triple stamps on all linens.
Damask and Huck 25c Towels 19p each
and triple stamps on all towels.
$3.00 and $3.50 great big linen Napkins
S3 39 per dozen and triple stamps on ail
Ladies' $1.00 Union Suits for 79 and
triple stamps with all women's and children's
Men's dollar Union Suits for 79 with
triple stamps on all Men's and Boy's Under
wear. Women's best 25c Stockings 18 pair and
triple stamps on all hosiery.
Men's best 25c socks 18 a pair and triple
stamps on all Men's Hose.
Ladies $30.00 Suits for $18.00 and triple
stamps on all Suits in the store.
Women's $18.00 Coats for $12.00 with
triple stamps on all the Coats.
. Now for the fine Millinery, all untrimmed
hat shapes at just half price, (figure it off
yourself) and triple stamps on all the Milli
nery and ribbons. One hundred trimmed
Hats at just half price. (Cut right in two in
the middle) and triple stamps.
$3.75 Wool Bed Blankets fox $223 aad
triple stamps on all the Bed Blankets and
$2.25 and $2.48 Lace Curtains for $1.75
triple stamps on all the Lace Curtains and
$27.50 Sewfng Machines for $19.50 and
triple stamps on all Sewing Machines.
Buy your Books and Stationery quick,
triple stamps on all Books and Stationery.
$4.00 Metal Beds for $2.67 and triple
stamps on all Beds, Springs and Bedding.
$11.00 Dining Tables for $8.72 with tri
ple stamps on all Dining Room Furniture.
. Handsom e $50.00 Russian Capes of Jap
Mink fur $22.50 and triple stamps on all
Triple Stamps on every yard of Carpets
and every Rug in this big store. Never such
a chance to fill your stamp books triple,
triple, triple. Hurry up! Hurry' Hurry
1,200 yards 25c new silk mixed zephyrs
15 a yard and triple trading stamps on all
the new wash white goo's.
Opening Sale of
"S.&H," Green Trading Stamps Free on Every Cash Purchase
HELD FOR LARCENY
Phillip Johnson Is Charged With
Stealing Shingles from H.
THOUGHT TO BE INSANE
learned. The police believe Johnson
to be Insane, and it is likely that he
will be tried for his sanity.
Other roller Cnnm.
Ed McConnell was arrested yester
day and sent down to the county jail
to visit with'the sheriff for the next
Took Chest of Tools from Carpenter
Kd McConnell Is Sent Down
for 40 Days.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
We, the undersigned, have known P.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
WALDIXG. RINNAN & MARVIN,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous "surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price, 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Chicken and rabbit lunch tonight at
Al Gergg's, 1521 Second avenue.
Phillip Johnson was arrested yester
day evening on a. charge of larceny
and this morning Police Magistrate
Smith ordered him held to the grand
jury under bonds of $500. The charge
against Johnson was preferred by H.
A. Schocker. from whom Johnson is
alleged to have stolen 1G bundles of
shingles. In addition to the shingles.
Johnson is alleged to have stolen a
tool chest from a carpenter and to
have broken into it and sold some of
the more valuable of the tools. The
chest has been recovered, but nothing
concerning the missing tools can be
his chief assistants have since paid
the penalty for interfering with fraud
ulent land claims. If Pinchot had not
protested no one doubts but that he
would now still be chief forester.
Pinchot was the originator of the
conservation movement. Roosevelt se
cured most of his ideas and enthusi-
40 days to serve out a fine of $200. j asm on tho subject from Pinchot. Wo
The charge against McConnell was dis-1 nav0 colonel Roosevelt's personal
orderly conduct. The police say he is a j word on the matter. On May 13,
hobo whose room Is preferable to hisjat the famous White house conference
j company and who is not wanted in the ! of governors, President Roosevelt
Ed Smith and Picre Jans were fined "Especial credit is due to the iuitia-
$5 and costs each when brought be-jtjve. the energy, the devotedness to j ment, made public today, shows that
fore, the police magistrate last even- j j;iiy an(j tv,e farsightedness of GifTord j it has reached a stage of development
ing. Roth men had taken too much pinchot (great applause), to whom w j ! far ahead of that of mot of the big
squirrel whisky aboard and they were ! ow p so much of the pinres we have ! companies of the country when they
! having a hilarious time when picked alreadv made in handling the matter; were of th same a-;e. Its premium
up by the officers. j nf t1P eooi d ination ana conservation j income now ranges from $10,000 to $15,
'of natural resources. If it had r.ot 00' per month, and is Increasing rap-
i been for him this convention neither
i would nor could have been called."
FIKST YEAR HERE
Northern Life Insurance Company
SIious fiaiu in Income of
Rock Island's home insurance com
pany, the Northern Life, has made a
highly gratifying showing for the first
year in this city Its annual state-
TRIUMPH FOR LAND
AND TIMBER THIEVES; HORBLIT BUYS THE STOCK
(Continued from Paere One.)
the land thieves have carried on
j Secures I'nwld Goods of Rock Island
j Skirt Company.
idly. Its ratio of death Iobs to income
is far lower than that, of tho older
companies. The statement gives the
following interesting figures:
Total income of company
for 1!)0 $
two vears to get control of the Unitod 1 ,v 11 1 . ." . - . Total assets Dec.
- . . . r-.Kiri company, which una ;n:v- u'ii hi
first important , f . . . ... ...
mrMlH lid im u ifiva w i'hm 1.11- .. . . . - f
wlio litul ta.Ven ciiarj
Net reserve and all o:her
r It. 1
Delicious, crisp, fluffy bits of corn
toasted to an appetizing bolden
brown. Served with cream or fruit.
Let Post Toasties tell their own
comforting story from the saucer In
.'ront of you.
"The Memory Lingers."
10c and 15c.
POSTUM CEREAL COMPANY, Ltd.
Battle Creek, . Mich.
Surplus to !i!iry holders..
over i ire-
States land office. The
victorv won hv the cuomifs of th
ronaor,-..,!,.., , .. .. u . ' k el I St ei U ,
I. f -T tJl.Tit- Mr ITftrhl.f -i T I cinmvii
they succeeded in having congre-s i Gain in income
legislate them immunity Iroin nit M--j " ' j ceding j ear
ference at the hands of the United j tne sa,e t,ic"j j Cain in assets
States secret service. This occurred j a Horrible Holdup. j Gain in surplus to policy
during the Roosevelt administration.! "About ten years ago my brother j holders
The secret service men had been hot j heM up. , hjs work llpaUh and;Gain in im urnc in fore,
on the trail of the land thieves. j happiness bv what was believed to Insurance in Lut e Dec. 31,
vestigatins and exposing every fraud- h. honPess consumption." writes V. PJ
ulent claim. Hundreds of thousands : R LjpSeomb. of Washington. X. C. j Total death losses paid
of acres of lands were restored to th? He tonk a1 kindSt0f remedies and! during year 3.000.00
people as a result of the activity 'if treatment from several doctors, but The company wrote and paid for
the secret service operators. Large j found no help till ho used Dr. King's . $l.::mt.0M of insurance during the
sums were imposed in fines on offend- j xew Discovery and was wholly cured i ye ar
ers. and some of them were sent to j i,v six bottles. He is a well man to- i " '
day." It's quick to relieve and the! Chamberlains Cough Remedy is a
31, OS 1.03
t Apponlrd to Codsmm.
A number of men who 'feared and
resented the activity of the secret
service appealed in terror to their ren
resentatives in congress to "call off
your detectives." The appropriation
committee of the house, dominated by
Tawney pf Minnesota and Smith of
Iowa, responded to the call for help.
They fixed it so that secret service
men who performed any duty save in
connection with the treasury' depart
ment and the protecting of tho presi
dent could not legally draw their sal
ary from the government.
The calling off of the secret service.
however, did not give the land thieves i
the completeness of immunity that
they wished. Pinchot, Glavis and oth
ers interposed themselves between the
land thieves and the patenting of their
fraudulent claims. Glavis, in parti'?
nlar. proved a genius at ferreting out
frauds. He saved to the people some
33 coal claims in Alaska containing
63,00t).000 long tons of coal by actual
A movement was started to "get"
Glavis. Finally an excuse was found,
and Glavis was retired to private lif".
Xo one profited by his dismissal save I
the land thieyc3. Pinchot and two of '
surest cure for weak or sore lungs, very valuable medicine for throat
hemorrhages. couchs and colds, j and lun trouiuer, uuickly relieves
bronchitis, grip, asthma and all bron-jar.d cures painful breathing and a
chial affections. Pifty cents and $ 1. , danso-ously sounding cough which
Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by all i Indicates congested lungg. Sold by
druggists. I all druggists.
Specials at Silverman's
Jersey Cream flour, in towel
Pure old fashioned buck
wheat flour, per sack ... 40c
Syrup, gallon 35c
Early June peas, corn and to
matoes, three cans
Canned pumpkin, three
Carnation catsup, three
bottles for 25c
One quart jar of olives, mince
meat, and pure apple,
butter, per quart Jar ... 26c
Large can pears IfJc
Green gage and egg plums
per can 10c
Tea dust, a pound .... 12 12 c
We are selling two pound rolls
of process butter, tastes better
than creamery, for
a pound 32Vc
611 Seventeenth Street. Both Phones