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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1910.
ROAD IS TO PAY
Iowa Central Officials Beach
Understanding With Carni
City Packet Company.
HOLD CONFERENCE IN CITY
Steamer Black Hawk to Lay Up Here
Until the Keithsburg Bridge is "
Ready to be Opened.
! W. G. Bierd, general manager, and
J. S. Scott, chief auditor of the Iowa
I Central railroad, met with Captain
! Walter Blair and L. M. Fisher of the
'Carnival City iacliet company at. the
office of Major Charlegr-Keller, chief
United States engineer, this morning,
for the purpose of reaching an agree
: raent between the packet company and
railroad concerning the railroad bridge
over the Mississippi at Keithsburg.
Captain Blair announced last week
that he would start operating his boats
beginning Saturday. March 26, be
tween Rock Island and Davenport and
Quincy. A few dav3 later he learned
that the bridge at Keithsburg had not
been completed and probably would
not be till April 4. He Immediately
communicated with Mr. Bierd and the
meeting held this morning was ar
The officials of the road realized
that they were liable for not having
the bridge open to navigation. If the
packet company were to run a regular
schedule and then go to the bridge
and be held up for some time damages
' could be collected from the owners of
the bridge. The railroad officials real
ized that some definite understanding
must be reached with the packet com
pany. Captain Blair and Mr. Fisher,
who is a heavy stockholder and the
attorney for the packet company,
agreed upon a plan which will save
the road much money. Instead of run
ning the boats to the bridge and let
ting them lie there until the structure
is completed, the company will run the
steamer Keokuk to New Boston from
Rock Island and Davenport three days
a week. There will be stops at all
points between this city and Xew Bos
ton. The Keokuk was to have run to
Quincy, leaving here tomorrow after
noon, and was to have made tri-weekly
trips between Quincy and Burlington.
The steamer Black Hawk was sched
uled to leave Rock Island Monday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, but Instead it
win be moored at the Davenport dock
until the bridge is completed. Then
the original schedule will be started.
Amount of Damage Sot Stated.
The railroad agreed to pay the
packet company damages, but just
what was the amount agreed upon
LITTLE MORE HEART TO HEART
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWN
Competition in Factory LocatK n. '
One of the keenest competitions of the present decade is that be
tween cities for the acquirement of new Industries". Time was when
factory owners did their choosing of locations without any particular
persuasion or assistance. A removal of an industry from one city to
another would take place without noticeable resistance on the part of
the loser or exertion of influence on the part of the gainer.
Conditions have changed decidedly. Owners of a factory In the re"
motest section of the country liave but to hint now that they wish to
settle elsewhere and they are besieged by representatives of cities from
all parts of the hemisphere. This securing of factories has become a
distinctive business on the part of cities.
As The Argus has recently pointed out, we do not have to go away
further from home than Moline to see some of the results of unity of
effort on the part of a city through its commercial bodies and city
council. Two instances that ought to occasion some serious thinking
on the part of Rock Island, and as a result of that thinking, good re
sults may come. Has it ever struck Riyrk Island that what Moline has
done Rock Island may just as well do?
In a word, it Is not too late yet to extend the glad hand that was
so thoughtlessly withheld at a time when it seemed reasonably certain
that, without solicitation or effort on Rock Island's part, a big branch.
Industry seemed headed for Rock Island on a tract secured for that
particular purpose. That parcel of land is still held by the Moline in
dustry that purchased it. It may still be utilized for purposes pecu
.Why not hope' that it will, and then get together and make the
it is lost. There is always a
hope a reality.
chance to try.
Nothing is lost until
An open-armed attitude may still bring good results.
It. Is barely possible, mayhap more than possible, that the Moline
Plow company, assuming that it is to occupy the Gordon tract and the
property it owns at the east, for factory purposes, may need rights that
can be had of the city council. It may have to have the assistanoe of
the Rock Island Industrial commission In order to carry through its
project. " Not that the Moline Plow company is so modest that it will
not ask what it wants that is not the point. The thing to impress
is that Rock Island is eager to do all in its power both to keep the in
dustries that are here and to welcome new ones.
Other cities do not allow such opportunities to slip by. The Moline
Plow company does not have to locate any of its plant in Rock Island.
Its owners at least ought to . be shown the common courtesy extended
to any stranger, especially if he is coming to settle among us.
Hang out the welcome sign and put It on the doormat.
was not made public.
The 6teamer Keokuk is at the Dav
enport dock today, having come from
the Davenport harbor, where it was
moored during the winter season. It
has been repainted and is in very good
condition at present. It will leave to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock for Xew
Boston. It will carry freight and pas
sengers to New Boston and intermedi
ate points. 'Until the defects in the
mechanism of the new bridge can be
fixed the Keokuk will continue these
trips. The crew of the Black Hawk
will report for duty Monday and the
boat will be taken from winter quar
TO SPEAK IN CITY
Chicago Iawyer to Talk on "Prohi
bition" at Illinois Theatre Next
Adjutant General Frank Dick
son Investigating Sites in
VISITS IN BLOOMINGTON
Has Already Been Over the Ground
at Streator, Elgin and Danville
To Dredge Rock River.
Engineer Monroe of the United
States engineer force will start work
next week on Rock river above Lock
No. 35. A stretch of 10 miles above
the lock is to be dredged and put into
shape for navigation. Mr. Monroe will
be assisted by a large force of men.
You are Cordially
To Visit a Demonstration
Clarence Darrow, the famous Chi
cago lawyer, is announced to open the
speaking campaign in behalf of the
local anti-prohibition league. He will
be heard at the Illinois theatre next
Wednesday evening. His subject will
be "Prohibition." Mr. Darrow, it will
be recalled, spoke during the local
option campaign here two years ago.
REFUSES RETRIAL OF CASE
Motion by Attorneys in Larson Case
A motion for a new trial in the dam
age suit brought against the Rock Is
land road by Charles A. Larson, ad
ministrator of the estate of Albert B,
Erickson of Moline, was overruled
yesterday afternoon by Judge F. D
Ramsay in the circuit court. The mo
tion came from the firm of Jackson,
Hurst & Stafford, representing the
road. During the January term of
court a jury found in favor of the
plaintiff and set the damages at $6,-
000. The suit was brought for 10.'
0C0, as the result of the death of Mr.
Erickson, who was killed by a train
while driving a team across the tracks
at Twenty-fifth street in Moline.
NEW RULES COMMIT
(Continued from Page One.)
at our Store from
March 21 to 26
The Demonstrator will redeem the cards
that are being distributed
Shields5 Cash Grocery
2532 Fifth Ave.
the meeting, but failed to accomplish
any definite result.
Representative Sims of Tennessee
headed the faction which opposed the
selection of Fitzgerald and introduced
a resolution proposing to instruct the
democratic members to support a
resolution to provide for the election
by the house of a committee to select
all of the standing committee, which
power of selection is now vested in
Shows Strength of 39.
The maximum strength shown by
the followers of Sims was 39, which
they polled against a motion to ad
journ. The Sims resolution follows:
"Resolved, By the democratic mem
bers of the house of representatives
of the Sixty-first congress, in caucus
assembled, that we hereby instruct
the democratic members of the rules
committee selected by this caucus to
support any resolution or bill seeking
to take from the speaker of the house
of representatives the power -to ap
point the standing committee of the
house, and that they use all honorable
efforts to bring about such a change
In the rules of the house as to have a
committee on committees, to be elect
ed by the house, whose duty It shall
be- to appoint all the standing commit
To Hold Another Canrna.
When the caucus adjourned Mr.
Sims announced that he would pro
ceed at once to circulate a call for an
other caucus to consider the subject
of his resolution. Only 25 signatures
under the rules are required to compel
the holding of another caucus. As the
Sims supporters polled 39 votes, an
other caucus is in prospect. '
Ordsr of Temple.
Rock Island commandery 18 will con
fer the Order of the Temple upon two
candidates tomorrow evening at a
meeting which will be held at Masonic
j Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
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Bloomington, March 25. (Special.)
General Frank Dickson, v adjutant
general of the state, was In Blooming-
ton today for the purpose of consult
ing with a committee of the Business
Men's association looking to the hold
ing of the encampment of a part of the
militia of the state in this city during
the coming summer.
General Dickson with tha commit
tee of the business men will visit the
available sites for the encampment
during the day and the state official
will later make his report on the sit
uation here, along with that from sev
eral other cities which he has visited.
If - the report is favorable, one regi
ment or a brigade consisting of sev
eral regiments will . be 6nt to
Bloomington for their annual tour of
duty during the summer.
Camped There tn 1903.
- Sites at Houghton's lake. Miller
park, the ball grounds and perhaps
other places ' will be visited. It wil
be remembered that quite a large body
of soldiers, regulars and militia, en
camped at Houghton's lake during the
Spanish-American state convention
here in 1903, the occasion when Presi
dent Roosevelt visited Bloomington.
Miller park also offers an ideal camp
ing place, provided It can be secured
for such purpose. There are not
many sites that offer Just the desired
combination of woods for shade and
a large open plain for a drill ground.
However, it Is thought that Blooming
ton has as many such as has Streator,
Elgin or Danville, the other place3
visited by General Dickson recently.
First Time at One Polat.
The proposed encampment of the
militia in the coming summer will be
one of the largest military tourna
ments ever seen in Illinois, and Bloom
lngton will be fortunate if it can
land it This will be the first time In
the history of the state that the entire
membership of the national guard will
be mobilized at one point, and some
idea of the magnitude of the under
taking may be gathered when it is
stated that fully 6,000 soldiers will
be encamped together at one time.
Twenty-five hundred acres of land will
be required, and 300 acres are neces
sary for the parade ground alone
The state has appropriated the sum of
$250,000 to pay the expenses of the
encampment, and it is said that the
provisions and supplies are usually
bought in the city where the encamp
ment is held. The amount of food
stuffs alone that Is necessary to feed
6,000 soldiers runs into large .figures,
and ice is used by the thousands of
tons. It is safe to say that such an
encampment will bring in the neigh
borhood of $200,000 to the city secur
ing it from the soldiers alone, not to
mention the large amount that would
be spent by visitors to the city who
would be drawn by such an attrac
Elaia la Aaxloni.
An encampment of Emaller propor
tions was held at Elgin last year
when 2,000 soldiers went into camp.
As Elgin Is In the northern part of
the state, it is more favorably located
for the Chicago regiments from the
viewpoint of transportation mileage,
which cuts a large figure, as the sol
diers are literally brought to the place
of encampment in train loads. Bloom
ington, however. Is a central point for
the mobilizing of all the soldiers tak
en together and stands far ahead of
Elgin on the point of railroad facili
ties. That Elgin must have profited
greatly by the encampment last year
is demonstrated by the fact that the
Be Your Own Gardener
For a very small outlay
and a little labor a home
garden will grow you an
abundance of fresh crisp
vegetables for the kitchen
We offer you only new
stock from which to make
Vegetable seed, lettuce, radish,
carrot, beet, etc., at two
packages for ...
Onion sets, small clean yellow
sets at a quart "J Qq
Early Ohio seed potatoes, for
early planting, smooth sound
stock at a bushel QQo
Grass seed, select blue grass
for lawns, pound 20c
Clover seed white clover makes
an excellent turf combined with
blue grass, pound 30c
For beautifying the sur
roundings nothing will be ap
preciated so much as a pretty
flower bed. We have all var
ieties of flower seeds.
Call and make your-selection.
F. R. KUSCHMANN,
2207 Fourth Ave. Both phones.
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Stylish capes for Easter $2.95 & $5.95
For women, misses and children
A wrap that is very practical, and one that is suitable for most
any occasion- We are offering a number of styles for Easter
that are particularly good values at $2.95 and $5.95. The lat
ter are tor women and misses and come 52 and 54 inches
, long. Made of chiffon broadcloth and wide wale serge, trim
'med with gilt buttons and braid. The color range includes
all the new pastel shades as well as. the darker tones. $5.95
Broadcloth Capes for children, good values, 2.95
Made of broadcloths and serges, trimmed in a most at
tractive manner -with gilt braid and buttons, also ma
terials of a contrasting color. Sizes 6 to 14 yrs., $2.95
Women's tailored suits at $15
Women's and misses' Suits In plain
tailored and Russian Blouse models.
Coats are mostly trimmed with Bul
garian embroidered collars made In
shawl style. Pleated skirts. $15
Women's & misses' corert Jack'ta
These are from one of our best tail
ors, and in the way tbey are made and
finished show toctr splendid tailoring.
Reinarced lined shoulders; trimmed
with buttons to matcfe; 34-ln.. 84.95
Wayne Knit Hosiery "seconds, " 15cand 25c
The makers of the Wayne Knit Hosiery are exceedingly ratchful of their product,
the slightest blemish being reason enough for a par to be regarded as "second.
Children's Wayne Knit Ribbed
Stockings, all slses, made to re
tall at 25c. Greatest bargain
we have offered SaA'dax, pr 15
Women's mercerised, gnz
lisle, and lisle Hose, fall fash
ioned ill sizes black and tan.
60 and 76c grades Saturday 25
Women's medium weight saaz
lisle, mercerized llsls Hoes.
Seconds of 26c. 39c and COo
Crades, special Saturday, 15
Women's gun metal oxfords for Easter I
thin metal leather because of its practical nature, its durabil
ity and stylish appearance is a prime favorite for spring.
We are showing some very attractive styles made up in this
leather. Among these are Three-eyelet Gibson Ties and Pumps,
either with or without straps, plain or tipped toes,
welt soles, military and Cuban heels, high arched in
steps, all widths and all sizes. Per pair $3.50 and $4.00
Children's Tan Shoes $225, 2.50, $3 & $3.50
Made of the best Russia Calf leather, which means
style and durability. Full round toes, which allow
growing feet to expand, welt soles, spring or low
. flat heels.. Shoes that are comfortable.
Tomorrow ends the great sale of plumes
This is the most successful Plume
sale we have conducted and we at
tribute it to no other reason than
the exceptional values. Tomorrow
will be your last opportunity this
season to get fine specimens of
South African Plumes at 1-3 to
1-2 below their actual worth.
$6.50 . Plumes.
$16.00 Plumes now $10.69
$18.00 Plumes now 812.48
$24.00 Plumes now 817.50
M0.00 riumos now S22
Expert fitter still here
Women who have experienced more or less difficulty in
obtaining corsets to fit them perfectly are recommended
to interview Miss Wogan, the expert corsetierre, now at
our Corset Department. Through extensive experience and
study she is thoroughly familiar with, corset manufacture
and the requirements of the human form, and is therefore
competent to select and fit a model best suited to your par
ticular needs. She explains the various points of excel
lence found in the -
W. B. and La Vida Corsets
$1 to $5
Beautiful new Easter hats
Beautiful New Easter Ilats a collection that is varied
enough to have a becoming hat for most every one.
The great variety of shapes is a feature of our dis
play that is pleasing customers. Much interest at
present is being shown in small hats. Flowers are
profusely used, but scarcely more so than are quills,
wings and velvet ribbon. The styles shown are au
thoritative and represent the season '5, latest ideas
in correct designs. Unusually strong values at ev
ery price and enable one to purchase stylish head-
wear at a reasonable outlay. Hats $4.95 to $25.00 a
tv ir i v rv it v i r i v i v meg
business men of that city are working
frantically to secure the encampment
again this year when It will be three
times as great as last season.
Sealed proposals, marked "Propos
als for Boiler House. Falrport, Iowa,"
and Inclosed In an envelope addressed
Commissioner of Fisheries, Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor, Wash
ington. D. C.r will be received at this
office until 2 p. m. on April 26. 1910,
and then be opened, for the construc
tion of a boilei" and pump-house for I
biological station on government reser-!
vation at Fairport, Iowa. The right Is ;
reserved to reject any and all bids, to j
waive any defects, and to accept any ;
part of any bid and reject the othsr
part. For specifications, plans, blank j
proposals, and full Information, ad
dress Commissioner of Fisheries, De
partment of - Commerce and Labor,
Washington, D. C.
The No. 3 fire department was
called to Ninth avenue and Twenty
fifth street this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The grass south of the avenue between
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth streets
had been set on fire.
Only One "Bromo Quinine"
That Is Laxative Bromo Quinine. Look
for the signature of E. W. Grove. Used
the world over to euro a cold la one
NEVES FAILS TO RESTORE
GRAY HAIR TO ITS NATURAL
COLOR AND BEAUTY.
No natter how old and
faded your bait look, or bow
l Ions yon nave been gray; it
k will woik wooden lor you,
I keep you looking young, pro
THE MAN WHO TRIES
To point out the prfittiert wall pa
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j For we have so many patterns and
I all pretty. Come and boo if v. e
f motes luxuriant growth of 'haven't Just the one yon would like
healthy hair. op it failing for your room. The new designs are
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P. J. Lee,
1311 Third Avenue.