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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1910.
FOR ITS PASSAGE
But One Clause Remains to Be
Adjusted in Tri-City Rail
OTHER DEMANDS ABE MET
Will Pay Annual Rental of $1,250
for Rock River Bridge and Give
Free Street Sprinkling.
' A single clause In the Tri-City Rail
way company franchise extension or
dinance is delaying passage of the
grant by the Rock Island city council.
The corporation has acceeded practi
cally to all other demands imposed by
the council. The company and the
council has not yet reached an agree
ment on the arbitration question.
Following are the amendments agreed
upon at the meeting of the council
$1,250 annual rental for the use of
the Rock river bridges for the life of
the franchise, 20 years, the company
agreeing, at any time a demand is
made for the same by the council, to
advance any portion of the total, $25,
000, that may be immediately needed
to pay for contracts in the repairing
or rebuilding of the bridges.
The company will, during the li.'e
of the franchise granted under the
ordinance, give to the city of Rock
Island the same minimum rate of fares
that are given to the cities of Mol!nt
Company will continue to repair its
cars and build such additional cars
as it may build for its own use in its
railway shops In Rock Island.
Company shall, when it . becomes
necessary, remove old poles, or reset
them, within the fire limits of the
city, replacing the same with iron
poles; or in case the city or citizens
undertake to beautify, pave or illum
inate any special block in the fire dis
trict, the company will at the same
time that the improvement is being
made replace its existing wooden
poles with Iron poles.
Construction work on planned exten
sions to be commenced within 60 days
after the passage of the ordinance.
Frr Sprinkling; of Streets.
All streets over which cars are
operated north of the south curb of
Seventh avenue to be sprinkled the
entire width free by the company,
which is to provide sprinkling car and
man for Fame, the city to supply
Water free of cost to the company.
Company to provide a 12-minute
schedule cn the Fourth avenue line
within two years after passage of the
Third avenue to be double-tracked
between Fifteenth and Twentieth
Company to bear half the expense
of grading Thirty-eighth street. Sev
enth to Eighteenth avenues, the total
cost' of which has been estimated at
$12,000; to make the cut in Twenty
fifth street and the fill on Thirteenth
avenue, improvements that will be
necessary in connection with the pro
posed extension of the Long View
The company agreed also to the con
ditions of an ordinance submitted by
Mayor McCaskrin providing that the
minimum electric' light meter rate be
reduced from $1.20 to $1 monthly, a
rebate of 50 cents to be allowed where
Better for the same
money or dress you as
well for less money than
can anyone else in this
An allowance made if the
vest is not desired.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDlNflL
Old Phone 7t6-L.
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followln6 J II me montn.
Under the preseuc 'o finance a rebate
of 20 cents is given. Under the new
arrangement therefore the manthlj
charge will be 60 cents.
Aa to Car Building;.
The ciaus with reference to the re
pairing and building of cars In the
local shops demanded that the com
pany build here all cars used on its
trl-city system. President J. F. Por-
J ter demurred to these restrictions.
holding that It would be unreasonable
to force the company to build when
it could go into the open market and
purchase equipment cheaper than it
could be manufactured by the company
and in quicker time. He felt that
the council ought to have sufficient
faith In the company to trust it in the
operation of its shops here. The best
proof that it did not intend abandon
ing these shops was shown in the ac
quirement of additional real estate on
Fifth avenue on which it contemplated
building a combination barn and shops
to cost $SO,000.
On the arbitration clause, Mr. Por
ter explained that the 'company and
its men had always gotten along sat
isfactorily to both sides in the matter
of wages and hours of work. The
contract of the company and. the men
stipulated there shall be arbitration
in the event of a dispute. Mr. Porter
said that an arbitration, stipulation In
the ordinance would be an entirely
one-sided affair, inasmuch as the com
pany could be held legally and the
other two parties to the commission
could not; therefore, it was not a fair
or reasonable proposition. It will be
recalled that the Central Union Tele
phone company refused to accept a
similar clause in its recently adopted
ordinance, although filing an agree
ment, separate from the ordinance.
Indicating its promise to deal equably
with its employes.
The street sprinkling question final
ly was straightened out, the council
accepting a suggestion initiating with
General Superintendent J. G. Huntoon
that, instead of the company being
obliged to sprinkle all streets in the
city over which its cars operate, to
reduce the territory to embrace Sev
enth avenue and all streets north of
that point. This was agreeable to
the council. The first proposal was
; that .the company include all streets.
This would be a hardship, the com
pany answered, inasmuch as it would
compel the running of the sprinkler
into the hill districts and on the Milan
Limit Krarhrd, Says Company.
The sentiment of the majority of
the council seemingly is that the city
has secured about all the concessions
from the company that it can expect
under the terms of the pending ordi
nance. There was insistent advocacy
of an interurban, to be provided by
the company, to the lower end of the
county, but the company replied that
it could not consider it, even at the
cost of abandoning the request for a
new ordinance with the six year ex
tension. However, the company has
agreed to permit all interurban lines
to operate over its rails into the city
on payment of a reasonable charge
for the use of the same. Mr. Porter
has all along advised the council,
while admiring its efforts to get all it
could for ihe city from the company, not
to exceed the limitations fixed by -the
company. The company was conduct
ed on business principles; its officers
knew better than any one else how
much could be expended here, and
they wanted the members of the coun
cil ana tne public to believe their
statements. The company wanted to
grow with the community, but it
should not be loaded down with ex
cessive demands such as would de
feat the plans that it had for its de
velopment. During the present year.
Mr. Porter stated, the company ex
pected to expend $1,000,000 in the tri
cities. and for the next 10 years $500,
000 a year. It was looking that far
ahead, assuming that its requests
would be fairly met by the city coun
cils. The ordinance was laid over until
the regular meeting of the council
next Monday evening, in the interim
new copies of the ordinance, embody
ing me various amendments, are to
r-c furnished the aldermen. In the
meantime it is believed an agreement
may be reached on the remaining
clause. If the ordinance is to be ac
cepted by the council, it is anticipated
:t will be done without unavoidable
tlomy. and thus give the company the
opportunity of proceeding with Its
It is urged by many that as soon
ar, this ordinance is disposed of and
the new routing of the Third avenue
cars from Seventh street south and
west is determined the Plow company
will be ready to resubmit its ordinance
for the improvements it desires to
make involving lower Second avenue.
THROW BICYCLE INTO
RIVER IF IT MISBEHAVES
Method That Sterling Man Took
With Success to Cure Wheel
of Erratic Ways.
If your bicycle offends you throw it
into the river. That's the way a Ster
ling young man cured his mount of
its disagreeable habits yesterday. He
was crossing Rock river on the bicy
cle. The planks were worn and the
gclng rough. The handlebars were
loose and turned. The rider stopped
to adjust them. In attempting to re
mount the bars turned again and the
r:tlr took a tumble. When he picked
himself up he grabbed up the machine
and threw it off into the middle of
Diarrhoea should be cured without
loss of time and by a medicine which
like Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy not only
cures promptly but produces no un
pleasant after effects. It never falls
and is pleasant and safe to take. Sold
by all druggists. "
the accin An 10 C-r.
MAN IS MANGLED
IN AN EXPLOSION
Edward Kuhl May Die of In
juries Received in Buffalo
DYNAMITE CAPS IGNITED
Three Others Are Less Seriously
Hurt and Building Is Wrecked
Was Repairing Steamer.
Four men were injured by an ex
plosion of dynamite caps in the
blacksmith shop at the stone quarry
below Buffalo, Iowa, at 6:30 this
morning. Edward Kuhl, aged 20,
blacksmith's helper, was terribly
mangled, and may die.
The others injured are Reuben
Bates, blacksmith; Captain Kirsch
ner, master of the steamboat Percy
Swain, and the engineer of the boat,
whose name was not learned. The
last three were only slightly hurt.
The shop was wrecked.
Spark Fall. Into Box.
The Percy Swain had tied up near
the shop early this morning and
some repairs were in progress when
the accident happened. A box con
taining 60 dynamite caps used in
the quarry had been stored in the
building during the night. In some
manner," probably through a spark
falling into - the box, the caps were
ignited and there was a fearful ex
plosion. Young Kuhl, who was nearest the
box. and facing it. was thrown for
some distance. Mr. Bates was also
hurled off his feet, while Captain
Kirschner and the engineer, who Lad
Just entered the building, were
Eyn Are Blown Oat.
Mr. Kuhl was picked up uncon
scious. . His eyes were blown out
face fearfully lacerated and the
flesh on his hands and arms literally
torn into strips. It is possible he
also received internal injuries.
Surgical attention was given him
by Dr. Tuefel of Buffalo and he was
revived and brought to Davenport
on the noon train.
It was reported this afternoon
from Mercy hospital that Kuhl would
recover, but that the sight of both
eyes would be destroyed.
HANGS ONE ON HI
Moocher Breaks Window in Sa
loon Causing Barkeeper
. to Get Angry.
HAS ANYONE SEEN BROWN?
Latter's Eye Is Decorated as Result
of the Summary Punishment
Meted Out to Him.
Charles Brown was ordered held to
th grand jury this morning by Police
Magistrate C. J. Smith and he was
placed under $500 bonds to secure his
appearance. The charge against Brown
was one of malicious mischef. Brown
got into an argument last night with a
saloon keeper whose place Is In the
vicinity of Twenty-sixth street, and he
came out second best in the affray all
the way round. The trouble started
when Brown started to beg some mon
ey with which to buy whisky. The
saloon keeper saw him "mooching"
and ordered him out of the saloon.
Brown refused to go, whereupon the
barkeeper took him by the collar and
another handy portion of his wearing
apparel and threw him out in the
street. Brown was angry, and as soon
as he was free he picked up a brick
and shied it at an unoffending saloon
window, breaking It into sixteen thous
and pieces. Then the barkeeper got
real angry and hung one on Brown,
after which he held him until the po
lice arrived. Brown's eye was a sight
as the result of the punch handed him
by the proprietor.
Drunks Arr Klnrtl.
Alfonse Boknert was fined $3 and
cost last evening and L. Moss was fin
ed $1 and the trimmings on charges of
disorderly conduct. Both men were
guilty of having imbibed too freely
Funeral of Ben Bollman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jordan, Mrs.
George Wood and Mrs John Flanigan
have returned from Rockford. where
they attended the funeral services for
Ben Bollman, a former resident of this
city, who died there after an illness
of a year. Burial was at Clinton,
Iowa. The Rockford Register-Gazette
"News of the sad end of Mr. Boll
man's long fight became generally
known about town today and his pass
ing was the subject of many tributes
of kindly and affectionate regard.
"Mr. Bollman had been & resident of
Rockford 13 years, during which peri
od he had become prominently identi
fied with the creamery and' dairy in
terests. He was manager of the For
est city Creamery company, to which
concern he had devoted much time,
and was treasurer of the Union Dairy
company. He came to this city from
Elgin and originally was a business
associate of the late William Hintze.of
"Before engaging in creamery oper
ations Mr. Bollman was in the plumb
ing business, first In Clinton, Iowa,
and later in Elgin. His marriage to
Maude Fenlon, well known in the
musical world, took plaoe 21 years
ago. They have two sons, Claude and
Cyril, to whom Mr. Boll man was in
tensely devoted, as his many friends
"Mr. Bollman's clean-cut personality,
abounding feeling of good fellowship,
and happy nature made him popular
socially. He was a charter member
of Rockford lodge of Elks and a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
Rockford Country club. In both of
these organizations all the members
were his friends and to each of them
his death is almost like that of a
"Mt. Bollman's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. I. H. Bollman, live at his home.
C15 Oak sereet. He has three
brothers, Hal of Belvidere, John of
the Union Dairy company and George.
Mr. Bollman was born June 26, 18C5,
in Rock Island, 111."
B. B. BRAYTON IS
Rock Island Road Civil Engineer
Run Down by Motorcycle in
Davenport Last XighU
Benjamin B. Brayton, 216 East Elev
enth street, Davenport, was probably
fatally , Injured last evening at 6
o'clock as he was crossing Brady
street at Sixth street, when he was
run down by Hugo Schmidt, who was
riding a motorcycle. Mr. Brayton and
Schmidt both tried to avoid the acci
dent, but in trying to do so. ran Into
each other. Brayton was thrown to
the paving and was rendered uncon
scious. Upon examination by physi
cians it was found that he had receiv
ed concussion of the brain. Since the
time of the accident he has regained
consciousness but for a very few min
utes at a time, and slight hope is en
tertained for his recovery. Mr. Bray
ton has been employed for several
years by the Rock Island road as civil
engineer on the Iowa division.
OLD SPEAR HOUSE
Understood That Modern Business
Block Is Soon to Rise on Lot
on Third Avenue.
Yesterday the work of tearing down
the Spear dwelling at the corner of
Eighteenth street and Third avenue
was commenced and. although the
house is one of the oldest in the city
and a landmark, no one regrets that
it is to go. The house was built more
than three score years ago and for
several years past has been owned and
occupied by Miss Kate Spear. About
a year ago the property was purchased
by Collins brothers, but Miss Spear re
tained possession of the house. Sev
eral attempts were made to move? it
o another neighborhood, but serious
objections were raised by those living
near the proposed location, and the
city council ordered that it be left
standing where it was. Some months
ago fire broke out in it and the place
gained more notoriety. Recently the
council declared the building a nui
sance. This action was very timely,
as all of the old buildings in the vicin
ity are being done away with. The
one-story brick building immediately
north of the Spear property, is being
dismantled to make room for an addi
tion to the Gansert candy factory, and
a number cf other improvements are
under way on the street.
Although no definite statement has
been made in regards to the nature
of any improvements to be made on
the Collins property, it Is understood
that a fine business block is soon to
CENTRAL UPJlON RUSHES
Large Force of Men IHgging Trench
es for Underground Conduit.
The Central Union Telephone com
pany is showing its capacity for rapid
construction work, once it Is permitted
unrestricted to proceed with its plans,
In the manner in which it is rushing
the laying of the conduits for the plac
ing of its wires under ground in the
fire district. This will insure the dis
appearance of the unsightly poles and
wires in the territory embraced, and
will contribute largely to the beautify
ing of that portion of the city. The
company Is in entire sympathy with
the movement for a city beautiful and
has indicated its purpose to cooperate
wherever it is possible to do so.
Dissolution of Corporation.
Notice is hereby given that at a
special meeting called March 22 at 2
o'clock p. m.. and held at the office of
the Twin-City Rendering company, said
corporation has dissolved and will here
after be conducted on the copartner
Every family and especially those
who reside in the country "should be
provided at all times with a bottle
of Chamberlain's Liniment. There
is no telling when it may be wanted
In case of an accident or emergency.
It Is most excellent in all cases of
rheumatism, sprains and bruises.
Sold by all druggists.
TPpEIf baking. h
hKSta Never I I
lB Fails. Jj
WAR ON FLY TO
BE WAGED HERE
Most of Typhoid Cases Directly
Traceable to Carrying Ca
pacity of Little Pest.
GENERAL CAMPAIGN IS ON
Ordinance Is Tassed by Local Coun
. cil to Back up Measures Advo
cated by Health Department.
In discussing a new ordinance adop
ted by the city council providing for
the protection of meats and other
foodstuffs displayed by merchants,
Health Commissioner A. N. Mueller
"War against the common housefly
is now in order throughout the coun
try. The national government has
taken up the fight, and by means of
pamphlets and newspaper notices the
general public will be taught the true
danger of this little pest. Formerly
the fly has been endured or fought by
the housewife as a nuisance without
any appreciation of its dangerous na
ture. Flies are now recognized car
riers of many Infectious diseases, es
pecially typhoid fever. Because of this
fact the common housefly has been
aptly renamed the 'typhoid fly.' It Is
only necessary to recall the fly's ori
gin and habits to know the reason for
this war of extermination. Flies are
the dirtiest and filthiest of all vermin.
They breed and live in the vilest
places, carrying millions of disease
germs on their feet. They track over
food which is many times eaten un
cooked, resulting therefore in sickness.
Should br llrradrd aa I'lHjtiir.
"The fly should be dreaded and
fought as a plague. The health depart
ment now has provision for the de
stroying or abolishing of places where
they breed. One measure is requiring
manure to be stored in receptacles,
properly constructed and tightly cov
ered. The other is the new ordinance,
to which local merchants' attention is
directed, published in full in this is
sue. It requires that all foodstuffs on
display shall be effectively screened
and protected. The health department
of San Franci.-co, Cal., attributes its
lessened number of typhoid fever
cases within the last year to the above
fly protective measures. Therefore, to
avoid much sickness this summer peo
ple should keep their premises clean
so that flies will not be attracted, and
screen the house so that flies cannot
Ridding Houhc of PcMn.
"To get rid of flies in the house, use
sticky fly raper or traps. A 7 per cent
solution of bichromate of potassium
made up with water and sweetened
with sugar, and placed In shallow
dishes throughout the house, will kill
the flies an.d will not harm the chil
dren Fhould they get hold of it. This
is cheap and may be obtained at any
drug store. To quickly clean rooms of
flies, burn pyrethrum powder. Sprin
kle the powder on live coals carried on
a metal shovel. The fumes cause the
flies to fall in a 6tunned condition.
They must then be swept up and de
stroyed. Best results are obtained by
darkening the room, allowing only a
ray of light to enter at edge of win
dow shade. Flies. In attempting to es
cape the fumes, will seek the ray of
light at windows. This simplifies their
LADIES TO ASSIST
AT THE EAGLES' FAIR
Committees Named by Auxiliary to
Have Charge of Several of
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Eagles will give a dance next Wed
nesday evening at the home on j
Twenty-first street. The proceeds
are to be used for furnishing booths!
at the fair. At the meeting of thei
ladies' committee last evening the '
following committees were appointed I
to conduct the various booths at the !
Aprons and fancy work Mrs. Ed .
Hoover, Mrs. August Bergeson. Mrs. '
H. E. Rowe, Mrs. August Wehling, j
Mrs. Huber. j
Candy Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Cal i
Ice cream Mrs. Christ Theus,
Mrs. E. Schieberl, Mrs. M. Carron,
Mrs. Knox. Mrs. French.
Postoffice Mrs. Ed Olson, Mrs. C.
Gilbert, Mrs. C. McQuaid.
Cigar stand Mrs. T. Gait Gra
ham. Japanese Mrs. J. Furlong. Mrs.
Dressen. Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Berkshire.
A card party is to be given by the
ladies auxiliary at the home Tuesday
MANDT IN A NEW FACTORY
Man Who Sold to Moline Plow Com
pany Locates at Waterloo.
G. G. Mandt, who recently dis
posed of his wagon factory at
Ftoughtorj. Wis., to the Moline Plow
company, is to establish a new plant
In Waterloo, Iowa. He 'has formed
there the Galloway-Mandt company.
His associate Is William Galloway,
one of the leading implement man
ufacturers of that section. It ls
anuounced that the new factory at
tlie beginning will have a capacity
of (,000 wagons a year.
Members of the board of directors
of the Tri-City Railway & Power
company, controlling the public util
ities of the trl-cities. are spending
the day here. In company with Pres
ident J. F. Porter they are making
1 . VlTfKiwT
UmUm BAKED FOOD, fl&U
economical. Readily it-'X-
an inspection of the company hold
ings. PERSONAL POINTS.
Elbert Don is in Chicago on busi
ness. C. C. Harper of Galesburg Is stop
ping at the New Harper.
Miss May O'Connor attended the
wedding of a young lady friend in
Burlington, Iowa, yesterday.
Miss Pearl H. Lemar, 1504 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, left this morning
for a brief visit in Chicago.
II. B. Holcomb, assistant to the pres
ident of the Denver, Laramie & North
western railroad, is in the city 6n
Miss Abigail Dean has returned from
Bt rwin, Wis., where she spent the last
few days. On her return she saw the
rather unusual sight of fresh green
grass showing through a layer of snow
which had just fallen.
Mr. and Mrs. William Earle will
leave tomorrow for Battle Creek,
Lndv Learned Abcut Czrdut, The
Woman's Tonic and is Now
Enthusiastic in its Praise.
Mount Pleasant, Tenn. "Cardui is all
you claim for it, and more," writes Mrs.
M. E. Rail, of this place.
"I was a great sufferer for 2 years and
was very weak, but I learned about Car
dui, and decided to try it. Now I am in
"My daughter, when changing into
womanhood, got in very bad health. I
pave har Cardui and now she enjoys
"Caro'ui is worth its weight in gold. I
recommend it for young and old."
Being composed exclusively of harm
less vegetable ingredients, with a mild
p.nd gentle medicinal action, Cardui is
the best medicine for weak, sick girls
It has no harsh, powerful, near-poisonous
action, like some of the strong
minerals ar.d drugs, but helps nature to
perform a cure in a natural easy way. J
N. B. Write to? Ladle' Advisory Dept.. Chaffs- j
fi (Kta Medicine Co.. Chatt.inoosa, Tc.in.. for Spn 10,
Instructions, and C4-p.i":c Look. 'Home TreztmeaJ :
for Woxec sent in pLua wrapper, on rciucrt, I
Swimming Days Are Here
Have Your Children Learn
to Swim. Season now open.
Water is heated ....
408 Scott Street.
WE LOAN $15 AND UP
To deserving persons, at rates consist
ent with justice. Quick, quiet, polite ser
vice. You'll like our methods they
have suited hundreds. Call, write or
phone West 122. MUTUAL LOAN COM
. PANY, Suite 411-412 Peoples National
bank building. Open Wednesday and
Mich., where Mr. Earle will assume
his duties as manager of the Battle
Creek team. Mr. and Mrs. Earle spent
the winter season here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Smedley left
this morning for Freeport, where they
will spend Sunday. Mr. Smedley is to
give the address at the Freeport Y.
M. C. A. Sunday afternoon. They will
return Tuesday morning.
Dr. E. F. Bartholomew went to
Muscatine this afternoon to partici
pate in a memorial service at Grace
Lutheran church for Rev. J. L. Mur
phy, who died at Deland, Fla., two
weeks ago. Mr. Murphy was formerly
pastor of Grace church. Rock Island,
and later pastor of the Muscatine
Will make all kinds of
castings for everybody,
and manufacturers who
have more casting than
the capacity of their foun
dries can turn out will find
us ready and equipped for
Remember we make the
Lorenzen Improved Mow
er. It has stood the test
against the leading makes.
Corner Fourth St.
and Third Ave.
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