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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1910.
ON RAILWAY CO.
Forfeit Bond to Fulfill Promise
of an Interurban to Lower
- End of the County.
$10,000 AMOUNT PROPOSED
It's Mayor's Idea, bat Alderman
Schmid Says It Is Too Small
Silvis Employes Heard From.
At an adjourned meeting of the city
council tomorrow, afternoon the new
franchise extension ordinance of the
Trt-City Railway company is to be
taken ,up for further consideration.
Officials of the company, by resolu
tion of the council last evening, were
invited to be present. Mayor Mc
Cackrin suggested that a clause be
inserted in the ordinance that the
company build within six months an
interurban line to the southern end
of Rock Island county and that a bond
of $10,000 be insisted upon as a guar
antee of the fulftllnsjnt of the obliga
tion. Alderman O. A. Schmid thought
such a bond too small. He believed
it would be cheaper for the company
to pay over the $10,000 to the city
than build the road. Alderman Schmid
at a previous meeting recommended
that, the company either build the in-
terurban road or pay to the city $300,
000 for the concessions carried by the
franchise extension ordinance. Inci
dent to" the discussion of the Tri-City
Railway ordinance the mayor read a
communication from the Silvis trades
council, which has a membership of
700, all employed in the Bhops of the
village, requesting that no rights be
granted the company until it agreed
to give six tickets for 25 cents, trans
fers on all owned or controlled lines,
and the arbitration of all labor dis
putes. The communication is address
ed to the city councils of Rock Is
land, Davenport and Mollne.
East Mollne Interarbaaa Here.
It was referred to the meeting to
morrow afternoon, as was a petition
signed-by 12S citizens asking that the
People's Power company reduce its
meter electric light rate from $1 to
50 cents per month, and also a mo
tion of Alderman Frank Blochllnger
that the company be requested to op
erate Its Bast Mollne & Watertown.
Interurban cars Into Rock Island, In
stead of terminating at Mollne. Mr.
Blochllnger stated that there are num
bers of Rock Island people employed
in East Mollne and Silvis who ought to
be considered, and he could not see
why the Interurban cars should not
be operated throirgh both cities of
Rock Island and Mollne.
The council tomorrow afternoon also
will go over the river front, between
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets,
where the Rock Island Sand & Gravel
company proposes the construction of
two switch tracks and a concrete wall
and steamboat landing, the same to
be used in transferring coal and sand
to and from barges and cars. The
company seeks a 25-year lease of the
river front between the streets men
tioned on the payment of $1 annually,
promising an attractive improvement,
with the understanding that the land
ing shall at all times be under con
trol of the city, and to be used by any
and all steamboats for landing and
loading purposes, providing none oth
er than the Rock Island Sand & Gravel
A person's face, especially a
woman's, is the first thing one
looks at. Then it is important
that your face should look well.
It may not be the loveliest face
to look upon, and still it can be
made to stand inspection If you
have a nice, velvety skin and good
complexion. If you are having
trouble with an oily skin, or If
there are other drawbacks, we
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Our ideas and suggestions will
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In charge of beauty shop. Second
Young & McCombs
Rock Island, 111.
company transfer coal and sand at
that point. It is the intention of the
company to make a charge for trans
ferring of freight to and from steamers
other than its own and to. maintain
a crane for that purpose. The mayor,
in this connection, recommended the
building of a concrete wall from Nine
teenth to Seventeenth streets along
the river front and to park and beau
tify the latter. He was of the opin
ion that the railroads would share in
the expense of the improvement In
return for the many favors they had
received from the city in the past.
Paulsca to Build Coal Horn.
The mayor and clerk were authoriz
ed to enter into contract with H. F.
Paulsen for -the erection by him of a
brick coal storage building at the wa
terworks pumping station on Twenty
fourth street. His bid was $377.40,
the lowest of the several submitted.
All of the members of the waterworks
committee did not concur In the rec
ommendatlon that Paulsen be given
the contract, Alderman Frick demur
ring for different reasons,. Several of
the aldermen favored the work going
to a contractor who specialized in
brick and stone construction. Mr.
Paulsen is a carpentering contractor.
However, the. position advanced by
Chairman Blochllnger of the water
works committee that Mr. Paulsen was
wholly responsible and would back his
work with a sufficient bond, prevailed
and he was voted the contract.
Conramer Doeemf Make Good.
For some unexplained reason the
machines of the Scharf Automatic
Smoke Preventer company, a success
elsewhere, have not come up to .prom
ises in the tests on the boilers of the
local waterworks pumping plant.
representative of the company sug
gested it was due probably to the In
ferior grade of the coal used. But he
believed that the machines would give
ratisfactlon here, in fact, he claimed
the report on the tests so far made
showed that they were a good invest
ment to the city in the saving on
fuel, aside from dispensing with the
smoke nuisance. The members of the
council agreed to visit the pumping
station tomorrow afternoon" and see
the machines in operation.
Dump Wafrons Are Boogkt.
On. recommendation of the street and
alley committee, the clerk and mayor
were authorized to contract with the
Troy Manufacturing company of Troy,
Ohio, to furnish three metal dump
wagons for the local street depart
ment at a total cost, delivered, of
$330. The bill Is to be paid out of the
next fiscal budget.
The plat of Rudgren & Johnson's
addition, Twenty-ninth street and Sev
enteenth avenue, was adopted. The
ordinance for the construction of
six-inch water main on Forty-flftb
street. Second to Fifth avenues, was
passed. An ordinance was read pro
viding for the filing of a bond by
all Inspectors on future public im
provements In the city. The ordi
nance committee was instructed to fix
the amount of the bond, whether It
was to be a specified sum or a per
centage of the contract figures, and
report at the next regular meeting of
Brick Pa via 8" oa Fourth Arenac.
An ordinance was presented provid
ing for the paving with brick of Fourth
avenue, Twenty-fourth to Twenty-sev
enth streets, and Twenty-seventh
street. Fourth to Fifth avenues, at an
estimated cost of $8,946.70. A protest
was read from property owners repre
benting 27 per cent of the frontage.
The ordinance was laid over under the
rules. Alderman Schmid presented an
ordinance creating a Rock river bridge
fund and orovidine that all toll
moneys collected be held separate and
used exclusively for the maintenance
of the Rock river bridges. The ordi
nance was laid over under the rules.
Raise For the Firemen.
Alderman McNealy offered a resolu
tion Instructing the finance and fire
and light committee to investigate and
report on the feasibility of increasing
the pay of the members of the fire
department $5 per month and increas
ing the period of their annual fur
loughs from 10 to 15 days. The reso
lution was concurred in.
The clerk was Instructed, on a reso
lution of Alderman Ellinwood, to com
municate with the chief of ordnance
with a view to gaining consent of the
government to place a footpath for the
accommodation of Rock Island arsenal
workmen on the Forty-second street
bridge of the Tri-City Railway com
pany. The council adopted a resolution of
fered by Alderman Ellinwood declar-
ing the Spear house, located on the
lot at the northeast corner of Eigh
teenth street and Third avenue; a nui
sance, and ordering that it be torn
down or removed.
Crodnfajt Gates for Fifth Avenue.
An ordinance was read by Alderman
LJlinwood ordering the Rock Island
and Burlington roads to install gates
or guards on Fifth avenue on all cross
ings from Forty-second to Forty-sixth
streets, protection to be furnished on
all days, excepting Sunday, from 6 in
the morning to 9:30 in the evening.
The ordinance was laid over under the
Sale of Drink to Intoxicated.
The police department was instruct,
ed, on a resolution offered by Alder
man Ellinwood, to enforce the ordi
nance prohibiting the sale of liquor to
intoxicated persons. Alderman Borst
reported that the Rock river bridge
were In dangerous condition for want
of repair, and he presented a resolu
tion, which was adopted, that the city
proceed without delay to give them
needed attention. The Tri-City Rail
way company is to be conferred with
in reference to a proposition to share
the expense with the city of placing
the bridges in condition.
Want New Location.
Herman Riegel, who conducts a re
tail liquor store in the Industrial home
bunding, petitioned the council for
Auld for Assessor
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Some pretty good men have filled
the office of assessor In Rock Island
but none has given such universal
satisfaction as John C. Auld. whom
the democrats have presented as
candidate for reelection In April. Mr,
Auld is thoroughly posted on proper
ty values, and his aim, since assum
Ing the duties of the office a year ago,
has been to be fair to alL The best
evidence of his having succeeded is
that his friends are predicting that
he will be returned as assessor by an
Increased vote over that he received
a year ago. The new term, under
recently enacted law, will be for two
Mr. Anld, or "Jack," as he is best
known to his intimates, was born in
Bftie Island, 111. At 19 he entered
the service of the Rock Island road
as brakeman. After three years in
that capacity he was advanced to
freight conductor. In 1877 he left
the employ of the . Rock Island-road
to go with the Rock. Island & Peoria.
He was assigned to a run as brake
man between this city and Peoria,
but was soon promoted to be freight
conductor, and later to passenger
conductor. He ran a passenger be
tween the two cities continuously 14
years. Six years ago, incapacitated
hv rheumatism, he was obliged to
give up railroad work.
Mr. Auld is head of a family and
owns his own home at 1412 Sixth
permission to change his location to
162S Second avenue, representing that
cwners of adjoining property in the
latter location did not object to his oc
cupying the premises. Accompanying
his petition was an agreement that it
was not his intention to engage In the
saloon business and that under his
lease the store would not be used for
such purpose. The matter was refer
red to the license and market com
mittee to report at the, meeting to
PLAN FOR OPENING
OF TOWER SEASON
Fred Sanerman, Who Will Person
ally Manage Resort, to Make
Number of Improvements.
Fred Sauerman. president of the
Watch Tower Park company, an
nounces he will shortly begin prepara
tions for the opening of the popular
resort for the season. Mr. Sauerman
will be the manager of the park this
year. For the past three years the
place was run by Edward Krell and
Mr. Sauerman, but Mr. Krell withdrew
from the company last fall. ,
A number of improvements on the
park and buildings are contemplated,
and if made they will add greatly to
the attractiveness of the place. Mr.
Sauerman has under consideration the
establishment of a boat livery in Rock
river. Plans are under way also for
a number of improvements at the inn
The dining room space will be made
lr rger and minor changes will be made
in the kitchen and at the soda foun
A number of private parties have
been arranged for at the Tower, and
will be held next month. The opening
this year will be earlier than in pre
vious years. The annual opening hor
tofore has been May 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Streeter and son
Chicago are visiting at the home i
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Schmid.
George Duffln left this afternoon for
Monmouth, where he is called by the
serious illness of a brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Barth, who were
married last week at Dubuque, arriv
ed home yesterday from Chicago,
where they spent their honeymoon..
H. H. Cleaveland returned home last
night from an extended business tour
through the south. He spent several
days at Hot Springs on his return
trip. ' '
Miss Ruth West and Miss Alice
Jacques, who baa been her guest for
a few days, left this morning for Sa
vannah, where they will visit for a
brief time, before returning to Knox
Miss Charlotte FIckenscher, who has
been confined to her home with blood
poisoning as a result of injuries re
ceived by a runaway horse Dec. 11, is
now able to be out with the aid of her
Get Out the Hose.
If this weatherkeeps up a few
days more Rock Islanders will be
sprinkling their lawns. So far this
has been the dry est March on record.
Lawns are growing green, but they
would be still greener if a. gentle
shower should fall. . "Weather
breeder," sniffs the old timer as hi
looks at the clear sky these days
"Look out for April." he adds. And
a number who are not old timers will
recall several recent seasons when
the grass was aa green April 1 as it
was one month later. The proper
thing to do under the circumstances
is to enjoy as much of the sunshine
now as you can and let April look
out for itself.
William Breitbach died Sunday at
his residence in Milan. He had been
111 with pneumonia 18 days. Employed
as machinist at Rock island arsenal, he
reported for work the morning of
March 4, but was compelled to return
home during the afternoon. From that
time on he grew steadily worse till
the end came. : Mr. Breitbach was a
native of Germany, born Dec. 26, 1839.
He was married in that country Oct.
1, 168, and came to Mollne with his
wife the following year. He worked
for Deere & Co. till 1880, when he mov
ed to Milan and opened a machine re
pair shop, continuing In business till
the paper mills were closed. Mr. Breit
bach then went to work at the ar
senal. He is survived by hla, widow,
one daughter, Mrs. A. H. T. Mueller of
this city, one son. Max Breitbach of
Joy, Mercer county, also 10 grand
children and one great-grand-child.
The funeral service will be held at the
residence of Robert Stoeltrog, 901
Fifth avenue, Mollne, Wednesday af
ternoon at 2 : 80. Burial will be in Riv
COMPROMISE ORDER CLAIMS
Judge Geet Decided on Petition for
C. S. Kerns, receiver for the Mollne
Building, Savings & Loan association,
has been authorized by an order from
Judge W. H. Gest in the circuit court,
to compromise the claims of the "pat
ent note holders" in accordance with
the terms of the stockholders' agree
ment and to make a partial distribu
tion of assets. This means that the
holders of notes win get about 50 per
cent of what they claim is due them.
and the stockholders will realize about
80 per cent. The court order does not
force those stockholders who are as
yet unsatisfied with the settlement of
fered them by the receiver to accept
his offer and the affair is not yet
BOY, HUNTING, IS WOUNDED
Nine-Year-Old Lad Living Near Hills
dale Victim of Accident.
The 9-year-old son of . Peter
Schrelner, a farmer living near Hills
dale, was shot through the shoulder
while hunting with his older brother
Sunday and is in a serious condition.
The boys were out on Rock river in
a skiff at the time. They had a light
rlflo and the older boy in manipulating
it accidentally discharged it and the
bullet passed through the left
shoulder of the younger lad. The
wounded boy was hurried to a near
by house and later taken home. It
Is believed he will recover unless
blood poison sets In.
FOUND "WOLF" WAS A DOG
Whiteside County Farmer Shoots
. Animal but Gets No Bounty.
The story comes from East Colons,
over in Whiteside county, that The
ron Powell saw a wolf in his pasture
the other day and getting down his
trusty rifle he slipped up on the ani
mal and shot it dead. When he ap
plied with the scalp at the county
clerk's office for a certificate on which
to collect the bounty he was Informed
that the scalp was that of a shepherd
dog. The dog, it turned out, be
longed to a neighbor of Mr. Powell,
John Rosengren. The luckless ani
mal had chased a rabbit onto the
next farm and there met its fate.
ENCAMPMENT AT DANVILLE
United Spanish War Veterans Decided
on City for Meeting.
Danville has been awarded the en
campment of the United SDanish War
"Veterans, department of Illinois, for
the coming summer. Rockford was the
only other bidder for the meetlnr. The
date has not been fixed but It will
probably be June 17 and 18.
Both Sides of the Liquor Question
The Local Option Viewpoint.
Mr. Thinking Voter. What is the matter with our city? When
you voted two years ago to continue the saloons in Rock Island (If
you did so vote) '
i What You
1. A $1,000 license.
. 2. Strict enforcement of the
3. Elimination of gambling
and all dive features.
4. Streets clear of objection
5. Sufficient money to con
duct our city affairs.
6. No wine rooms in saloons.
7. Reasonable limitation of
the number of saloons.
4. A nightly parade of
drunks and prostitutes.
5. A city treasury empty as
ever, our filthy streets and alleys
to be cleaned 'on borrowed
, t money.
' 6. More stalls In saloons
- : than In livery stables.
7. - Ninety-four saloons. One
for every 250 people.
The present condition of our city, morally, financially and physi
cally. Is a disgrace to her decent citizenship. And this is the direct
result of the saloon and of the domination of the brewery and liquor
interests in our municipal affairs.
Mr. Voter, It is up to you again.
Vote out the saloons April 5 and many of our troubles will go
with them. " s J. L. VANCE,
Executive Secretary Local Option League.
Keithsburg Bridge. Will Not Be
Completed Till April 4,
Engineers Notified. .
MAY FORCE DRAW OPENING
Carnival City Packet Company Pro
ceeds With Plans for Starting .
It Season Next Saturday.
A telegram was received last night
at the United States engineers' of
fice here, to the effect that , the' rail
road bridge at Keithsburg would not
e completed till April 4.' This means
hat all river traffic above and below
that point win be tied up unless the
government compels the owners of the
bridge to open the draw to naviga
. Captain Walter Blair of the Carni
val City Packet company Is somewhat
anxiona because of this state of af
fairs, as he plans starting his boats
between Rock Island and Qniney Sat
urday. . If the bridge is not to be open
ed before April 4, his entire schedule
will be thrown off and the boats will
probably be delayed starting another
week. However, he has not yet chang
ed his schedule, and still plane on
starting the Keokuk south Saturday
and the Blade Hawk Monday.
Moat Have Paaaed Tarawa.
A few weeks ago the Burlington
Lumber company notified the local en
gineers' office that It expected to send
a boat north and that it would peas
the Keithsburg bridge March 14. Noth
ing further was heard from the com
pany, and It was thought that the boat
had bad no difficulty - in passing
through the draw. The Iowa Central
railroad, which owns the bridge, start
ed work upon the structure last fall
as soon as river traffic was closed for
the season, and there is no reason why
the bridge should not be completed
by now, the engineers say.
Flrat Boat la Local-Port.
The first boat to reach the local
port is the Bonnie Bell, a stern wheel
gasoline craft. It arrived yesterday
afternoon from Muscatine.
The Lone Star was taken from the
boat yards yesterday and put into com
The Hattle Darling, owned by the
Rock Island Sand & Gravel company,
was taken from the Kahlke boat yards
yesterday afternoon and today the
crew of the boat is engaged in placing
the sand barges in the usual place
Just west of the ferry dock. A num
ber of smaller craft have been taken
from their winter quarters.
HAS COUPLE CALLS
Small Blazes' at Fifth Avenue Res
taurant and at Eighteenth
Last evening at 6:45 the fire de
partment was summoned to the Pa
cific restaurant. Thirty-first street
and Fifth avenue, where a leaking
gasoline tank had started a small
blaze. Before the arrival of the de
partment the fire had been extin
A small fire at the rear of Bryant's
saloon on Eighteenth street between
First and Second avenues started a
little excitement this afternoon. The
department was summoned at 2:30.
The fire was evidently started by
some hot ashes which had been
thrown near to the building. The
blaze was easily extinguished.
STRAIGHT STREETS FATAL
TO THE BEAUTY OF A CITY
Olof Z. Oervin Protects Against
Movement to Take Kinks
Out of Nineteenth.
Rock Island, March 11, 1910.
Editor The Argus: Is It true that
there is a proposal to straighten our
last beautiful street in Rock Island;
the winding, interesting and unex
pected Nineteenth street? Un expect-
But This Is What Ton Got:
1. The same old $500 for two
years, only Just now raised to
2. Saloons open after mid
night and all day Sunday.
3. A city administration that
let gambling run riot till the
sheriff stepped in, and as a re
sult of one raid last fall $10,000
worth of gaming tables and rou
lette wheels were burned up.
General opinion is that this
acted only as a slight temporary
You are Cordially
To Visit a Demonstration
of the V
at our Store from
March 21 to 26
The Demonstrator will redeem the cards
that are being distributed
Shields' Cash Grocery
2532 Fifth Ave.
ed, Mr. Editor., yes for In the flat
monotony of our checker board sys
tem of streets and avenues there is
only the boulevard In front of the
college and a few places where the
streets do not quite "checker" to re
lieve the dead level of sameness.-
Will you not open np your pages
to a discussion of this matter, so that,
if possible, we can retain what we
have of that which is naturally pic
turesque and enchanting?
Other cities are even now planning
to make their town "a city beauti
ful." Shall we, and we alone, re
cede? We, who have had and still
have some almost unexcelled oppor
tunities to so direct the growth of our
city that It will be eventually, a city
worth while. Very truly yours.
OLOF Z. CERVIN.
BREAK ANTLERS OFF STAG
Reward of $50 Offered for Author of
Outrage at Long View.
The latest outrage reported by
Park Commissioner C. F. Gaetjer Is
the breaking of the antlers from the
$500 iron stag in Long View park. It
will be necessary to send the broken
parts to New York to have thom re
paired. It is difficult to conceive of
any motive for. such a contemptible
act. The antlers are of iron and are
strong enough to bear the weight of
an average man. So it Is plain mat
extraordinary efforts were necessary
to break them off. The park board
will pay $50 reward for the arrest
and conviction of the authors of the
outrage. The stag was purchased
for Long View park at a cost of $500,
the money being raised by popular
ORATORY AT HIGH SCHOOL
Pupils to Tit 'or Honor of Appear
ing in Big Eight Contest.
All of the pupils of the high school
aspiring for oratorical honors have
been requested to hand their names to
Principal H. E. Brown and make for
mal requests for entrance to the con
ttst which will be held at the high
school auditorium April 1. The win
ner of the contest will be sent to the
big eight meet at Monmouth. More
interest In this line has been shown
at the school than for some years past
and with the experience which some
have had the local school should cap
ture one of the prizes at the meet.
Saved Soldier's Llfs.
Facing-death from shot and shell in
the civil war was more agreeable to
J. A. Stone, of Kemp. Tex., than
facing it from what doctors said was
consumption. "I contracted a stub
born cold," he writes, "that develop-'
ed a cough, that stuck to me in spite
of all remedies for years. My weight
ran down to 13 f pounds. Then I be
gan to use sr. King's Discovery,
which completely cured me. I now
weigh 17$ pounds." For coughs,
colds, grip, asthma, hemorrhage,
hoarseness, croup, whooping cough
and lung trouble, It's supreme. 50
cents, $1.00. Trial bottle free. Guar-
anteed by all druggists.
VICTIM OF ASSAULT
STARTS DAMAGE SUIT
Wladlslaw Szarakowski wants $2,OOC
for Injuries Inflicted Upon Him '
by George SebolewskL
A praecipe was filed In the ofUce
of the circuit clerk this morning com
mencing a damage' suit for $2,000
against George Sabolewskl of Mollne.
The complainant is Wladlslaw Szara
kowski, also of Mollne, and W. R.
Moore is his attorney. The action Is
the result of an assault which took
rlace several weeks ago, at which
time the defendant attacked the plain-,
tiff and with the aid of an iron bolt.
beat him almott into insensibility. He
had to be taken to the hospital, where
he remained for several days and
since being released he does not seem
able to regain his strength.
The defendant, he with the first of
the two unpronouncable names, has
been given a preliminary hearing In
a Justice court In Mollne and b.und
over to the grand Jury on a charge of
anau't wi'h a deadly weapon
Licensed a AH
Marshall Wilson Granville, 111.
Miss Harriett A. Eartlett Granville, 111.
William Fischer Geneseo, 111.
Miss Minnie Pinsen ... Geneseo, 111.
James Treharne ... Burlington, Iowa
Miss Mary Sullivan . Burlington, Iowa
"Never in my life saw
anything: take so well
as our Easter Grocery
Sale. It must be the
event and treat folks
say it is."
Only a few more days to tak
advantage of this grand oppor-.
tunity to get the finest and
freshest fruits and vegetables,'
canned coods. coffee, teas and.
good Easter Eatables below.
market prices. Come tomor
H. R. BATTLES & CO
1806 SECOND AVENUE