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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FK B K U Alt V 5, 1910.
STRIKE? TO VOTE
Brotherhood of Firemen and
Engineers to Take Refer
endum on Demands.
ROADS DENY AIM INCREASE
Fifty-one Lines Involved in Question
Held in Abeyance Pending
Answer of the Men.
Returning from Chicago, where he
has been in attendance for several
jrweeks at a conference with the' mana
gers of 51 railways on the wageques
tion, President W. S. Carter of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Enginemen, has sent out from his
Peoria headquarters notices of a refer
endum vote to all members of the or
ganization employed on these lines, the
result of which will decide 'whether or
not the organization will submit the
question to arbitration.
Fruther than to admit that the refer
endum vote has been called President
Carter refused to give out a statement.
"Both our side and the railways have
been agreed among ourselves," Btated
President Carter, "not to give out any
of the details of the Chicago confer
ence and to keep all of our negotia
Disagree on Waste Scale.
"It is true that we have been in con
ference in Chicago for some time, that
the two sides do not agree on the pro
posed wage scale, and that the railways
ROCK ISLAND, SEEN FROM DAVENPORT BLUFFS. IN 1841
Fast Basketball Five Meets Its
First Defeat of the
This interesting picture was found by J. B. Oakleaf of Moline. It was printed on the flyleaf of some
illustrated publication, in the 40's. It is from an artist's sketch made on the brow of the bluff somewhere
west of the central portion of the Davenport of the present day. Rock Island at that time was still officially
known as Stephenson, but was already being called "Rock Island City" to distinguish it from the island from
which its name was later taken. Mr. Oakleaf, who is one of the leading literary and art curios collectors of
the country, values the original very highly.
Made to Order
Now is the time to order
your Spring Suit. Our
garments are scientific
ally made by experienced
men tailors, and we guar
antee a perfect fit and
entire satisfaction. Only
the very best workman
ship, fabrics and findings
are used, and our gar
ments are guaranteed to
retain their shape. Care
ful attention is given to
secure the correct and
proper shades and lines
for each individual cus
tomer. A trial order will
convince you of our ability
to please you in every par
ticular. Samples of fab
rics sen t r R Et on request
I V II IIIU'
have proposed to submit the subject to ,
arbitration. Before the brotherhood ;
can do this it is necessary to secure
the consent of the men themselves,
and this can only be done by a refer- J .
i endum vote. This has been canea, out - -j
it will probably be four weeks before mittee to Confer With the
the result is known. I cannot state
what our original wage demands were,
and have nothing to say except that
newspaper accounts have been exag
gerated in certain particulars and that
most of the alleged information on the
Chicago conference was net official. "
AU 22Vi Per Cent Kale.
ENFORCE NEW LAW
Boards of Education.
SEND OUT LITERATURE
ator Robert K. Prcctor, president, Elk
hurt. Ind.; C. R. Woods. Gary, Ind.,
secretary, and F. A. Marshall Niles,
LOSES TO LOCAL SCHOOL
Fast Game Is Played at Gymnasium
Here Last Evening, Resulting
in a Score of 53 to 27.
It is evident, however, that a wage
movement that promises to be of more
than ordinary interest is pending. The
firemen's brotherhood has asked for an
increase in wages on 51 western lines j isiaU(j
which, it has been rumored, provider j
Children to Me Enlightened on Feat
ures of lierently Enacted Illi
The Sterling high school basketball
team was defeated for the first time
this season by the Rock Island high
school team in a fast, clean game
played at the local high school gym
nasium last evening. The final score
was 53 to 27.
The Sterling boys succeeded in get
ting a basket before the game hart
been under way a minute and the
spirits of the large crowd of local root
ers ebbed to a low point. But in less
than five minutes the local five had
rolled up a rather one-sided score. Tho
fast and accurate team work of the
locals completely baffled the Sterling
boys. The score at the end of the
first half was 29 to 13 in favor of Rock
Chnnf In the I.lne.
In the second half the Rock island
lineup was changed somewhat. Liitt,
who had played at center during the
first half, was switched to forward,
and MacManus was placed at center.
Riche, who had played forward in the
first half, retired. The teams lined
up as follows:
Rock Island Liitt, center and for
ward; MacManus, center; Riche and
Streckfus, forwards; Young and Steen
Sterling Reel, center; Wynn and
Hill, forwards; Sennuf . and Rieger,
Local V. M. C. A. Secretary Says This guards.
Is Fertile Field for Work. Referee, Staley. Sterling; umpire, V".
Bloomington Pantagraph: Ralph ; C. Hall; timekeeper, Udden.
the points made by the players
To combat the high prices on all necessities, we wish to
be noted as being in the lead. We are cutting our profits
to a minimum to give the public the benefit ' of the cut.
SMEDLEY AT BLOOMINGTON
Island Liitt. 1C;
C. Smedley of Rock Island is in the
city on a visit, called here'on account
or trie, serious mness or nis motner, MacManus. 8; Streckfus
Mrs. T. B. Smedley of North Prairie i burg. 2; Young, 8.
street. Mrs. Smedley is sufferingj Sterling Reel. 4; Wynn. 16; Hill, 7.
from a coinnlication of ailments due I Points awarded Rock Island. 1.
j to the infirmities of old age. j Aujurxtana win.
The monthlv meetine of the Rock' Mr- Smedley is now the general i A curtain raiser was played between
j secretary or liic i. v. . si. ai ttoi .;ine AUgustana acaacmy learn ana tno
County Humane society was
1 T 1 . - . , .1 , 11 M
i neiu lasi evening in uie umi-e ui , iip w
for a raise of 22 per cent This, it; & was ,urmfl "a!"sl'"'1 SCTleia"
a ,ior.t, hi. w fao hv th ! George C. Wenger. in the Safety build- of the Y. M. C. A. in Bloomington
, Island and is doing good work there, .second toa:n of the high school. The
6 bottles olives.
6 bottles vanilla extract.
6 bottles lemon extract.
C glasses Jelly.
6 glasses Jam.
6 glasses horse radish.
6 glasses mustard.
6 bottles bluing (quarts)
6 bottles ammonia (qts.)
6 packages raisins.
6 packages currants.
6 packages vermicelli.
6 packages potato flour.
6 packages macaroni.
6 cans assorted soups.
6 cans mustard sardines.
6 cans salmon.
6 cans baked beans.
6 cans tomatoes.
6 cans corn.
6 cans peas.
C cans btring beans. ,
6 cans pumpkin.
6 cans kidney beans.
6 f.ar.o luncheon sausage
6 cans potted n.eat.
6 cans green gage piums.
0 cans egg plums.
6 .-ans Bartlett pears.
6 cans Lu Lu powder.
6 cans Eagle lye.
6 cans Black Crew polish
t packages pancake flour
6 packages Cereta break
railways, but they have agreed to ar-1 ing.
bitration. The vote on arbitration is ! A discussion of the new humane
now before the firemen, and should the rducatioU school law was taken uo
I rank and file of the organization re-i . m,.toa .ifh .
MC nAMTf f lfocT2ilnK fuse the arbitration plan, it is said that i ". "
. S. iiAINti, LaUlCS lailOr t. . ,Qf navmt 0iwas appointed to confer with the
strike on the 51 lines affected
Suite 92 to 98 State St.. Chicago.
Spp. Marshall Flld & Co. Establlahad 190
Long Dlatanca Phona Cantral 8440.
Is to put your savings in the
bank where they are safe and
where they will increase at the
same time. It is a mistake to
tnink when no one else knows
where your savings are hidden,
they are safe. Your money
with this strong bank is se
cured by every possible means.
Ease your mind from the
thoughts of unsafeness about
your savings by placing them
with this bank.
4 Interest Paid
8 PEOPLE WHO
Might as well ' get something
-rrppetizing as to eat something
that isn't. What's the use of
buying a poor article when you
can get the best for the same
money at Maths.
DO YOU KNOW
That our home made candies
are the best, and that we know
what we are talking about
when we say they are fine?
DO YOU KNOW
That our display of fancy
boxes and baskets is the finest
in the city, and the candy in
them is the very choicest?
DO YOU KNOW
You can buy Maths' cakes and
pastry at less expense than to
make them yourself?
DO YOU KNOW
That our ice cream and fruit
ices cannot be excelled?
DO YOU KNOW
Our horehound candy Is a sure
cure for cough or cold. Try It.
CONFUSION DEEP ON
RULES OF FOOTBALL
Committee at Xew York Finds Itself
Lost in Maze of Conflicting
New York, Feb. 5. A chaotic con
dition confronted the football experts
in session here when they resumr-d
today the task of remodeling the rulej
of the game to make it safer and
saner. A whole day's labor yesterday
apparently served to Increase the con
fusion, the multiplicity of ideas and
their diversity proving a stumbling
block in the way of Immediate prog
ress. At the same time the labor yes
terday was found not to be wasted
and there was promise of light ahead
througn the gradual process -of elim
ination which went on through today's
session. The impracticable and con
flicting were thrown out and before
the day's session is over it was ex
pected something like a rational and
logical program would be mapped out,
at least, tentatively.
1716-1718 Second Avenue.
CLABBY HOLDS SULLIVAN
Newspaper Men Call 10-Round Bout
at Milwaukee a Draw.
Milwaukee. Feb. 5. Jimmy Clab
by of this cify and Mike (Twin) "Sul
livan of Boston, welterweights, boxed
10 even rounds at the Hippodrome
last night. At the close of the bout
the newspaper writers called the con
test a draw.
Fitzgerald Beats Kid Ryan.
Memphis, Feb. 5. Young Fitzger
ald of Milwaukee administered every
thing but the knockout to Kid Ryan
of Chicago last night at the Memphis
Athletic club in their eight-round
fight, which . featured a long drawn
Eddie Shipley, the Indiana middle
weight, knicked out Blacksmith
George Bailey in one round. Pete
Savoy of Chicago was given the de
cision in eight rounds over Joe Kelley
of Chicago. Jerry Murphy of Indian
apolis made Young Choynski quit in
the fifth round of the windup.
Coulon Will Meet Kendrick.
New Orleans. Feb. 5 Johnny Cou
lon, champion bantamweight of the
world, and Jem Kendrick, champion
bantamweight of England, have been
matched for a fight here Feb. 1 9.
The bout will take place under the
auspices of the Royal Athletic club.
boards of education in the countv in
regards to the enforcement of th?
The committee is composed of T.
W. Stewart. Miss Mabel Smutz and
George C. Wenger of Rock Island and
Mrs. Ida Roberts of Moline.
Will Procure Literature.
The committee was instructed to
purchase literature dealing with hu
mane subjects to be distributed in the
schools subject to the approval of thu
Miss A. C. Peterson was elected
financial secretary and William Jones
was elected assistant financial secre
tary. The society requests that all citi
zens, especially the farmers, scatter
seeds on the ground for the birds. The
next meeting of the society will be
held March 4 in the rooms of the so
ciety at the court house.
and after leaving here went to Free-
port, where he successfully conduct
ed the association for some time. He
made good at that place and was then
called ty3 Rock Island. He says that
the latter place is a fertile field for
work of the Young Men's Christian!
game was easily won by the more ex
perienced players from thj academy.
The rcore was 24 to 11. A game was
to have been played between the sec
ond team and St. Ambrose college,
but the college boys cancelled in the
afternoon. The linkup for the game
Rock Island second team Tremann,
association and he hopes to build up I center; Riche and Mclntyre. forwards
Wilcher and Andrews, guards.
Augustana Johnson, center; Lund
and Sten, forwards; Bengston and
Referee, A. Voss; umpire, W. Young.
While it is often impossible to pre
vent an accident, it is never Impossi
ble to be prepared it is not beyond
any one's purse. Invest 25 cents m
a bottle of Chamberlain's Liniment and
you are prepared for sprains, bruises
and like injuries. . Sold by all druggists.
VogjT Hair, is Worth It
Afraid to use hair preparations? Dont know exactly what to do? -Then
why not consult your doctor? Isn't your hair worth ft?
ask nun it ne enuorses Aver s tiair Vigor for falling hair.
s raoi; Color. Irics u iaar
T. P. ATTH COMTtTT. IW1, Mw. '
The terms of Con Strdthers to man
age Jacksonville in the Northern as
sociation have been accepted.
Steve Reagan, whose hitting won
the pennant for Dubuque in 1905, has
been purchased by the Miners from
Jacksonville will have to start all
over again in the Northern associa
tion. Its players of last season, under
the rules of tho Central association In
the case of forfeited franchises, will
be divided among the other clubs.
The Muscatine Baseball association
of the Northern association was form
ed last night, officers being elected as
follows: President, A. S. Lawrence;
vice president, I. S. Popper; secretary.
T. H. Brannon, and treasurer, R. S.
Bill Lelivelt, the Three-Eye grad
uate, who is with Detroit this year,
fears he will be unable to make good
in the northern climate. He would
like to go back to George Reed at Mo
bile, by whom he was sold to the big
league team. -
King Kelley, the Cedar Rapid.-;
catcher, has not signed a contract
with Waterloo. He thinks he is worth
more than he has been offered, and
as Manager Boyle is pretty well sup
plied with backstops, anyhow, he wili
probably be traded off.
It was supposed that it had been
settled that Larry Doyle was to be
captain of the New York Giants this
season, but it seems not. Ijarry has
just signed a contract and it is stated
that the matter of giving him charge
of the team in the field is still in abey
ance. The Indiana-Michigan baseball
league perfected its organization at a
meeting yesterday at Gary, Ind. The
league will "be composed of teams
from six cities, which include Niles,
Mich., Hammond. Gary, Michigan City,
Elkhart and Goshen, Ind. The league
will be admitted in class D of the na- i
tional commission. The season opens
May 8. The officers elected were Sen-
the work there to much beyond its
present scope. There is a population
of 100,000 in the three cjties of Rock
Island. Moline and Davenport, and
they are all thriving and enterpris
ing places. The general class of the
population differs much from that of
central Illinois, as the interests of the
people are mainly manufacturing and
business connected with the river.
Mr. Smedley still has a warm place
in his heart for Bloomington, and
his friends here always greet him
Pure maple syrup, per gallon $1.25
Pure pepper per pound . 20c
Seven cans milk 25c
K. C. Baking Ptwder 25 cen can 20c
Shields' Cash Grocery
2532 Fifth Ave.
FRISCO; THIS IS
Iiig Fight to Take Place on Coast
With Itickard's Consent, He
San Francisco. Feb. 5. In an in
terview telegraphed from Missoula,
Mont., where the Jeffries athletic
combination is showing. Jack Glea
son, the local promoter, declares that
Tex Rickard has given his permis
sion to the handling of the Jeffries
Johnson fight in San Francisco on the
afternoon of the Fourth of July.
"The big fight-will positively take
place in San Francisco," said Gieason,
"and not in Salt Lake City. This is
absolutely final. I have communicat
ed with Tex Rickard by telegraph
and we have made the necessary ar
rangements to handle the fight in
"Rickard is satisfied with my ex
planation of the situation and has
readily given his consent. I am to
meet Rickard in Salt Lake CUy on
Monday afternoon, when all of the
details will be settled upon.
Cured Her Husband of
Wriio Her Todcyand She VYil
Gladly Tell You Raw She Did It.
For over SO years her husband was a bard
drinker. He bud tried in every way to stop but
could not do so. At last
a be eared him by
simple home remedy
which anyone car. !
even secretly. She
wants everyone who
has Drunkenness in
their borne to know of
this, and if they are
sincere In their desire
to cure thlsdisease and
will write to her bo
will tell them Just
what tbe remedy is.
She is sincere in this
offer. She has sent this
vf V-s-rTS- ii?J to thousands and will
gladly send it to you If you will but writs
her today. As she has nothing to sell, do not
send her any money. Simply write your name
and full address plainly in the coupon below
and send it to her.
Did He See His Shadder?
"His shadder," did you say?
Well, stranger, jist take warnln';
I reckon it wus clear that day,
'Long early in the mornin'.
He jist come out and sniffed around.
And seein' his shadder fall.
He slunk back in under ground,
And won't come out at all. .
He rolled his-self in fluffy fuzz.
And tied all up in nots,
And ordered weather, wust they wuz.
From winter's leavin's and job lots.
CV business he's been doin',
Fur business In his line wuz good;
Old winter's kept things brewin'.
And us a stuflin' coal and wood.
But "Reuben" said: "He never see'd
And talks and gits so nettled.
And argues, and gits madder,
And says: "The question can't be
But, shaw! I reckon time will tell,
By the next six weeks o' weather,
We'll all know, mighty well
Jist what that groundhog did, and
He went back, and jist what he's been at
In his hole, or out a-orderin' spring;
I reckon time will settle that
Like, I swear, it does most everything.
Ekl S. Kindley. Silvis, 111.
STATEMENT OF THE ASSETS AND
OF ROCK ISLAND. ILL..
At the close of business on the 31st
day of December, 1909, as shown by the
annual report made 'by said bank as a
trust company to the auditor of public
accounts of the state of Illinois, pur
suant to law, and filed In the office of
paid auditor of public accounts on the
lth day of January. 1910.
bank .... $ 504.046.68
L o a n s on
thereon .. $1,034,092.42
pledges of -
securities 238,017.11 1,272.109.53
Fur n i ture
SUICIDE WHEN CONVERTED
Missionary Comments lponIntroduc
tion of Christianity Into Japan.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 5. The introduc:
tion of Christianity into Japan at first
caused many suicides. Rev. Dr; J. L.
Dearing, a missionary, told the dele
gates to the layman's missionary move
"The transfer of the seat of moral
authority from Confucius to the indi
vidual conscience, as taught by ,Chris
tlanity, was so sudden that many a
man has been killed by the shock,"
said Dr. Dearing.
"The moral unrest existing among
thinking men in Japan today is illus
trated by the fact that the Ashe Shim
bun, a newspaper, has a bureau of con
sultation for those intending suicide,
and sometifties receives as many as 50
letters a day from such persons, most
of whom are students."
Total assets $2,104,053.67
Capital stock paid in $ 100,000.00
Surplus on hand 50.000.00
Undivided profits 43,744.63
Deposits 1,910,309 04
MBS. MAKGARET ANDERSON,
. S81 Oak StreeU.HO.burn. N. Y.
Please tell me about the remedy you used to
cure your husband, as I am personally in
teres tod in one who drinks.
Pump for Sale.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk office until 5 o'clock
p. m., Monday, March 7, 1910, for
Holly pump now at pumping station,
capacity 3.000,000 In 24 hours, esti
mated weight 75 tons.
Bidders must name a sum for pump
rnd not b?d by ton. Th:? city reserves
i the right to reject any or all Mils,
j . . M.- T. RUDGHEN. City Clerk.'
Rock Island, 111., Jan. 31, 1910.
Total liabilities $2,104,053.67
State of Illinois, County of Rock Isl
and ss: - .
If. B. Simmons, cashier, one of the ma n -aplriR
officers, and H E. f'astel and M.S.
lleajo', two of the directors of the Cen
tral Trust and Savings Bank, a corpor
ation of the State-of Illinois, being; se
verally duly sworn, each upon his oath
states: - - , - v
That he makes this affidavit for the
purpose of complying with the require
ments of Sections 9 and 10 of. an act of
the General Assembly of the State of
Illinois, entitled "An act to provide for
nnd regulate the administration of trusts
by triiBt companies.
That the foregoing report of the said
Central Trust and Savings Bank on
Do-ember 31. 1909." anil the -xhi!ts
arcompanylnir tho sam are tru and
torrect in all respects to the host of
tils knowledge and belief, and that he
lias examined the assets and books of
the paid company for the purpose of
making said report.
II. B. SIMMONS, Cashier.
S"al If. K. CASTEEL.
M. S. HEAGT. x
Subscribed Hnd sworn to before me,
this 10th day of January. 1910.
L. M. CASTEEL. Notary-Public.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
AT ROCK ISLAND.
State of Illinois, before the commence
ment of business on the 1st day of Feb
ruary. 1910. as made to tlio auditor of
public accounts of the state of Illi
nois, pursuant to law.
Loans on real estate t l.OU.KU 4
Loans on collateral
security 75,45 15
Other loans and dis
counts 221.127 SO I.840.S66 ie
United States bonds 600 00
State, county and
municipal bonds.. 34,677 78
Other bonds and se
curities 272. S00 CO 809.677
ces: Furniture and fix
tures t819 6a 1,819 ex
Due from banks:
State 123.36a es
National SH7.666 74 890,032 83
Cash on band:
Currrency 2.S4 no
Gold com 3 fso no
Silver coin. 74 1 i:
Minor coin W -1 67,261 30
Other cash resources:
Checks and other
cash Items 23,043 64 11.048 64
Total resources 12. im ooo oi
Capital stock psld In. ..t loo.ooo oo too.nno oo
Hui plus fund 63,000 00 bO.Ooo 00
Less current Inter
est, expenses and
taxes paid 49.833 64 49.838 54
Time certificates 77.121 60
Savines, subject to
notice l.R-'O.nis 97 1,(33,141 47
ties: Dividends unpaid... 25 00 24 00
Total liabilities I2.l33.noo 01
State of Illinois. County of Rock
I. II. H. Simmon, cashier of the Cen
tral Trust and Savings bunk, do sol
emnly swear that the above statement
Is true, to the best of my knowledge
H. B. SIMMON. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 3rd day of February. 1910.
Seal) I N. CASTE KL.
My commission expires July 3, 1912.
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