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TfffE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUBSDAY, APIlIt, 5. 1010.
NEW WHARF TO
BE FOR PUBLIC
On This Condition the Remon
strance Filed With Council
Will Be Withdrawn.
CITY TO BE THE REGULATOR
Sand & Gravel Company Ordinance
Further Revised and Laid Over
," ' . . Until Tomorrow Evening.
. Signers of the remonstrance to the
proposed levee ordinance of the Rock
Island Sand & Gravel company have
agreed to -withdraw their protest on
condition that the new wharf, or at
least a certain portion of It, be accessi
ble at all times to tbepublio, this rule
to apply also to the two tracks It la
planned to construct leading to the
hnproved landing, and that the wharf
be under the control and regulation of
the city authorities. This was made
known to the council at Its- meeting of
last evening through S. R. Kanworthy,
who is acting as the attorney for the
people who 6igned the remonstrance.
The latter demand also that the grant
!;o not in excess of 15 years, and that
Le c'.ause setting up that the company
i 2il be reimbursed for Its Investment,
It is desired at any tlm after 15
cars on the part of the city to retake
Lhe river front between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets, be stricken.
Wants Time to Recoup.
The Rock Island Sand & Gravel com
pany, through its attorney, B. H. Staf
ford, answered that it would make an
expenditure of between $15,000 and
$20,000 in the event of the passage of
the ordinance. The company did not
object to the conditions proposed, with
regard to the control and regulation
of the city of the tracks and the wharf
age, in order that the same be open to
all who wished to make use of the
same during the navigation season, but
the company, in view of the large in
vestment, felt that It should at least be
allowed sufficient time to recoup; in
othelr words, the company would ac
cept a 25-year franchise, with the reim
bursement clause omitted, or would be
satisfied with a 15-year grant with it
Included. Mr. Stafford explained that
a concrete wall, as favored by the
mayor and some of the members of the
council, had been found to be imprac
tical on consultation with the city en
gineer and the engineers of the gov
ernment river headquarters here, inas
much as It would necessitate the build
ing of a perpendicular wall that would
be a handicap to the smaller craft in i
low water periods, and would be a
treacherous spot to human life were it
permitted to remain unguarded, as
there would be a straight decline into
several feet of water. For the reasons
cited a rip-rap wall was substituted in
the ordinance draft.
The ordinance was offered to the
council m revised form, conforming to
the suggestions of the aldermen at a
previous meeting. Last evening there
were submitted further chsges, as re
ferred to, and it was decided to have
a special meeting Wednesday evening
to take final action on the ordinance.
Wednesday evening the new franchise
ordinance of the Tri-City Railway com
pany will be taken up also. It was in
tended to give it further consideration
last evening, but owing to the lateness
of the hour when it was reached, it
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was decided to pass it until the time
New Klre Alarm System Recommended.
A report on the obsolete fire alarm
system of the city, together with a rec
ommendation for the installation of a
modern new system, was read to the
council. The report was signed by
Mayor G. W. McCaskrln, Fire Chief
George Newberry and City Electrician
William McNealy, They referred to
the present excessive Insurance rates,
due to the Inadequate fire alarm, and
the possibility that the rates would be
Increased further unless the situation
was bettered. It was estimated that
a modern system could be installed at
a cost of $10,730. The report wag re
ferred to the fire and light committee,
Says Home Is In Daaa-er.
Mrs. Marie Llttig, whose home is
Just east of the old Central Presbyter
ian church. Second avenue between
Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, had
a communication before the council In
which she asked that she be protected
against a possible collapse of the re
mainder of the church building, a por
tion of the east wall having collapsed
last Saturday morning. Fire Chief
Newberry said he had conferred with
the trustees of the church property,
and they had promised to see that ad
Joining property was not further im
periled. Leo J. Llttig, a son of Mrs.
Maria Llttig. addressed the council, in
sisting that the building was danger
ous and that it should be dismantled
Fixing: Anto Charges.
The ordinance committee, on rec
ommendation of the mayor, was In
structed to report an ordinance fixing
rates for carrying passengers within
the city by autos. He suggested that
the charges be 75 cents for a single
passenger; 50 cents a head for two or
more passengers, and that children
under 12 years be carried free. The
Totten Auto company is planning to in
stall a taxlcab service in the city, and
had asked that rates to conform with
those in other cities of similar size be
fixed by the council In advance of the
inauguration of the new service here.
The council adopted the ordinance
providing for crossing gates or guards
daily, Sunday excepted, between the
hours of 6 a. m. and 9 a. m., between
Fifth and Sixth avenues. Forty-second
to Forty-sixth streets, inclusive.
Claim Assessment Excessive.
Owners of 5,067 feet, or a majority
of the total frontage on Thirty-eighth
street, Seventh to Eighteenth avenues.
presented a remonstrance agatnst the
cost estimate for the paving improve
ment on that thoroughfare, holding
that it was excessive, so much so, in
fact, that the owners of the property
would not accept the assessment. It
was contended that the city ought to
bear the cost -of the intersection im
provements, as it had done in other
instances, and there is a protest
against the purpose to relay the sewer
at the expense of the property. Th3
petitioners also believe that a nar
rower street than provided for tn the
ordinance would be satisfactory. The
Tri-City Railway company has prom
ised to build a line on the street from
Seventeenth to Eighteenth avenues,
and the city attorney was requested
to confer with the county court and
endeavor to have the assessment roll
held up until such time as definite ac
tion was had on the Tri-City Railway
company's ordinance, the railway com
pany being expected to share the cost
of the Thirty-eighth street improve
ment. Month's Prnnpng-e.
D. C. Kelly, superintendent of wa
terworks, in his report for March,
showed that the total pumpage had j
been 99.000,000 gallons. The coal bill
A voucher was ordered issued to P.
J. Cary in the sum of $50 for his ser
vices as Inspector on a water main
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Old Phone 716-L.
ELOPING UP TO DATE.
The coatless man puts a careless arm
'Round the waist of the hatless girl.
While over the dustless, mudless roads
In a horseless wagon they whirl,
Like a leadless bullet from hammerless
By smokeless powder driven,
They fly to taste the speechless Joys
By endless union given.
The only luncheon his coinless purse
Affords to them the means
Is a tasteless meal of boneless cod,
With a dish of stringless beans.
He smokes his old tobaccoless pipe.
And laughs a mirthless laugh
When papa tries to coax her back
By wireless telegraph.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Lawn mowers sharpened, 112 East
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing. Telephone west 247. '
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
II. T. Siemon" wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth avenue.
Various household articles will be
sold Wednesday, April 6. at 820
Mrs. M. Levy, 623 Eighteenth street.
is disposing of some of her household
effects at private sale.
Post card photos 60 cents per
dozen. Only a short time before I
stop making them. Kerr, 1807 Sec
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That fits your feet,
your purse, your needs.
With highest quality
and greatest values
INAUGURATING the Greater M.&It Ready-to-wear Store
it is but fitting that special attention should be called to the
new shoe department which occupies an adequate portion of
our big first floor.
In taking over the business of the Boston Shoe Store we intend to perpetuate
the acknowledged good will of that business "by retaining their staff of ex
pert salesmen and shoe fitters, who, by virtue of their experience and courtesy,
have earned for themselves a following that makes them indispensable to us as
well as to the best trade of the Tri-Cities. That they may be adequately pre
pared to serve their friends and patrons to the fullest satisfaction the same lines
of high grade shoes for men, women, boys, misses and infants arc featured
here, but in even greater choice of selection all fashionable, all new.
Our spacious quarters make possible a greater showing than has heretofore
been attempted. Our tremendous purchasing power insures the maximum
of value-giving and our modern merchandising methods and equipment pre
sents a store service that finds no equal west of Chicago.
(J The modes in all shoes are shown, t There are shoes for all occasions, all
sizes, all grades and all styles, from those for the little toddler taking its first
steps to those for the old folks who demand the greatest degree of ease and
comfort- If you desire proper shoe style, shoe comfort, shoe endurance, shoe
value and shoe quality your interests unquestionably lie here. Let us prove it
it's easy for us and good for you.
Tri-City women are admiring the new spring styles
in low shoes
The pretty Eclipse Pumps, Ankle Strap Pumps, Patent Pumps with frogs, Toga Ties, Oxford Ties; including plain
toes, straight tips, wing tips; new heel styles; the CroJrjl nf '2 CA M HA rt QJ. 0
latest leathers, patents, gun metal, suede and satin opCClal at JJ.0U? iU4:.uU dllU $4:.0U.
Women's low shoes in a wide variety of distinctive
styles, $2 up.
Classy Shoes for
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Directors of Bethany Home As
sociation Consider Build
ing New Structure. ;
TO ACCOMMODATE BOYS
Not Enough Room in Present Build
ing Matter Left Over Until
Meeting to Be Held in May.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets assist nature in drlvine all
impurities out of the system, insur
ing a free and regular condition and
restoring the organs of . the body to
health and , strength'. Sold by all
The (board of directors of Bethany
Home association held a meeting last
evening at the New Harper house
and discussed the proposition of
building a cottage at the association
grounds on Fifth avenue between
Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh streets.
The cottage is required to hold the
constantly Increasing number of chil
dren who are cared for at the insti
tution. It Is proposed to have the boys live
in the cottage and the girls remain m
the large house where the entire num
ber Is now kept. The-structure which
Is needed will cost $3,000 to $3,500
and the ladles who make up the com
mittees working for the home, hope
to raistt enough money to build the
cottage without any great expense to
. Uh association Itself. The project waa
laid over after discussion until the
next meeting in May.
Matron Makes Report.
The report of the matron of the in
stitution was made to the directors
and it was a very favorable one. It
showed that there are 45 children now
at the 'home and that during March
there was not a single case of sick
ness. Two children were returned to
their parents during the month.
The list of donations received In
cluded the following: Jellies and car
pets, Mrs. H. B. Sudlow; dishes, books
and bedclothes, "A Rock Island
Friend;" ice cream and cake for the
kindergarten, Mrs. M. E. Sweeney; 35
pounds of starch, W. H. Dart ; six new
aprons, German Sewing society; East
er greetings and flowers, H. M. Mc
Caskrln; and flowers and seeds, Mrs.
M. 1. Henderson. .
MOOCHER IS SENT TO JAIL
Trying to Bejj Money With Which to
Buy Himself Liquor. ,
A. H. Durke was picked up late last
night by the police when he was
found "nrooching" on the streets in
such a manner as - to greatly anuoy
passers. Burke told the police mag
istrate this morning that he was mere
ly ."soliciting funds" with which to
buy several rounds for himself and
his friends but the magistrate did not
believe in this kind 'of begging and
he sent "the "solicitor" to the county
jail for a stay of 15 days. He was ad
vised to shake the dust from this .city
off nt leet when he is released from
the sheriff's retreat for the wicked and
Hears, Ileport of Miss Margaret Giles
for Month Just Passed and
The Visiting Nurse association held
a meeting yesterday evening at the
home of Mrs. C- O. Woodruff and
heard the report for the past month
of Miss Margaret Giles, the visiting
nurse. ' It showed that she had made
196 calls upon 37 patients Who were
attended by 17 different physicians.
Nineteen new patient3 were cared for
and the rest were patients who were
on the list before. Eleven recoveries
were reported, three died, two were
sent to St. Anthony's hospital, one to
the hospital at Watertown and one.
Donations towards carrying on the
work of the organization were received
from the following sources: Helpers'
circle and Silver Cross circle of the
King's Daughters, Associated Chari
ties, Ladles' Aid society of the First
Baptist "church, Mrs. Louisa M. Ccpp,
Mrs. G. H. Sherwood, Dr. Emily
Wright, Miss Sue Denkmann, Mrs. C.
O. Woodruff, Mrs. Robert Bennett,
Mrs. C. C. Carter, Mrs. R. R. Cable,
Dr. Lou la Ostrom, Dr. C. L. Silvia,
Mrs. Mary L. Sudlow, Mrs. F. M. Riggs
and Crawford Carter. v
Gold Going to Europe.
New York, April 5. The wrtward
ow of fiold to Europe gathered force
today with the engagement of $4,000,-000.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Rock Island Sav
ings bank for the election of nine di
rectors for one year will be held at
the office of said bank in Rock Island,
Monday, April 11, 1910. Polls will te
open at 10 a. m. and closed at 12 noon
of said day.
P. GREE.MAWALT, Cashier.
Rock Island. April 2, 1910.
I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by J. C. McMann.
H. M. OS BORN.
CO-OPERATIVE STORE COMPANY
For the benefit of those desiring to become stockholders
in our store and who wish our solicitor to call and ex
plain our proposition kindly fill in the attached coupon
and mail to the Shareholders' department.
; Address '.
When to call '. !