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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1910.
ALL TERMS NOW
MET BY COMPANY
Arbitration Clause .Last of the
Mooted Features, Goes in
FORM HAS BEEN MODIFIED
Measure Will Be Up for Passage To
morrow Evening Election Can
' vass Not Yet Completed.
was Instructed in a resolution offered
by Alderman Martin McNealy to re
port an ordinance providing for the
opening of Sixth avenue, Twenty-seventh
to Thirtieth streets, and for the
paving of the same.
Bates for Auto Cabs.
The council favorably considered the
ordinance fixing the charges for auto
cab transportation in the city, and it
will come up for adoption at a later
meeting. , The ordinance fixes the li
cense for engaging in the auto cab
business at $30 per year, and the
charges to passengers are to be as fol
lows: Single passengers. 75 cents;
two or more, 50 cents each: children
under 8. free, and children between 8
and 12. 25 cents, when accompanied by
HALT SEARCH OF
Warrants to Seize Contents of
the Billburg Place Are
PROPRIETOR BOUND OVER
UTKE AN OVERSEER
' It Is probable the franchise exten
sion ordinance of the Tri-City Railway
company will be adopted formally by
the city council at an adjourned meet
ing tomorrow evening. Kxcepting a
few minor details, the council and the
company have come to terras.
One of the chief objections the com
pany had to the ordinance in the form
It was proposed by the council con
cerned the construction of the arbitra
tion clause, and this ha3 been over
come by its modification. In its orig
inal form the proposed commission was j itentiary
to consist of an official of the com
pany, a representative of the employes,
and these two to select a third mem
ber, decisions of the majority to be
final and binding. The company de
murred to this plan, inasmuch, in a le
gal sense, the corporation was the only
party to the agreement that could be
held. By the clause, as amended, and
it is understood to be satisfactory to
all concerned, the arbitration board, in
the event one is ever necessary, is to
be composed of three members, one
to be selected by the company, one by
the men, and the two to name a third, j
This will put both sides on an equality
so far as the legality of the conclu-I .lm nrt fu
sions is involved. The council, at its MlAN AND BOY ARE
meeting last evening, did not consider I
the ordinance. It was discussed infor-'
! Second Ward Alderman Is Iresented
j Nice Berth at Joliet Insti
Alderman A. J. Utke of the Second
ward has been attached to the sraU
payroll through his appointment as
one of the overseers at the Joliet pen-
He entered upon his new
duties last week, but Intends to serve
out his term in the council. He ha3
another year, and will manage to be
here for the more important meetings.
Mr. Utke has for many years been
prominent in the republican politics
of his ward, and his state appoint
ment is a plum that has been pre
sented him in return for his good
work for the city and county organiza
tion. Dr. Joseph De Silva, chairman
of the republican county committee,
it might be stated, is also one of the
commissioners of the Joliet penitentiary.
Constable Denied Assistance by Sher
iff Latter Gives Statement
Through Deputy. "
HELD FOR LARCENY
Suspected of Being Persons Who
Have Been Stealing Bicycles
in Three Cities.
mally by the aldermen and the officials
of the company, and an agreement was
reached to lay it over until tomorrow
Rrtarna Mot Rfndr Yt.
The committee appointed at a for
mer meeting to ctJivass the returns of I . . . . . .
the election of April 5 reported prog-! orge w imams ana Jesse ugni
ress and asked for further time, which J foot, the latter a Moline youth and the
first canvass, discovered irregularities, has a record have been sent to the
tnough not or a serious nature, in sev
eral of the precincts, the majority ci
which were due to confusion over the
saloon and sanitarium propositions, no i
places for their entrance having been !
provided in the certificate blanks. The
committee summoned the judges and j
i county jail under bonds of $500 each
I to secure their appearance before the I
, .. i j I plained to
iaiLtu(, yvjuiduia la auaptruLcu ui Hav
ing stolen a number of bicycles during
the month that he has been in the ri-
A. W. Billburg, proprietor of the
Park saloon, 221 Twentieth street,
waived preliminary examination on
a charge of conducting a gambling
house at his hearing before Justice
P. H. Wells .this morning, and was held
to the grand jury in bond of $500,
which he furnished.
There was an additional charge of
gaming against Billburg. in which the
information was filed by Goldberg also.
On this charge, Billburg this after
noon was fined $100 by Justice Welle.
Edward Goldberg swore the war
rant for the arrest of Billburg. There
was a warrant for Harvey Merritt,
on a charge of gaming, also, but
Harvey got wind of the proceedings
evidently, and he decamped for oth
er fields. Merrit it was, so Gold
berg alleged, who dealt at the faro
bank in which the former claims to
have dropped $55.
Twice in the Same Place.
Goldberg is a ' peddler. He said
that he paid two visits to the tiger,
first last Friday, when he got stung
slightly, and then he returned Sun
day to recoup. and got further in
than ever. He was not positive that
the game was not played on the
square, but he had his doubts. At
j all events, he did not feel that he
I could afford to drop $55 in one
place, and he wanted to have his
money returned to hinf. Billburg
did not deny that there was gambling
in the rooms above his saloon, but
he denied that he participated per
sonally. He admitted that Merritt
was dealing at the bank while Gold
berg was playing. Billburg, so Gold
berg testified, was. occupying the
"lookout" chair while he was so
journing in the gambling resort.
Billhuric f'rlca Blackmail.
Billburg refused to restore the $55
to Goldberg, claiming that his total
loss did not exceed $15. Billburg com-
the court that Goldberg
was one of a crowd of "short sports"'
that took him for an easy mark; that
bllng In Rock ' Island, for they have
lingered in our midst., and , seem to
have entirely recovered from the Httie
setback they received in being sep
arated from their working tools.
, In tha interim Goldberg, Bilburg
and Goldburg will conduct a ihrec
cornered seance. Goldburg is arter
Billburg and. Billburg is sougnt by
Goldberg: that is, Goldburg has a
search warrant for Billburg. and Gold
berg would like to have his money
back from Billburg.
1,200 POEMS COME
IN WOODMEN CONTEST
All Treat of Subject of "Mother"
Best to He Printed in Special
clerks from these precincts to correct
their certificates. All of the precincts
excepting one were straightened out
last night, and it was after 9 o'clock
when the committee reported to the
council. The official count will be giv
en at the meeting tomorrow evening.
Ready to netin on Kilter.
F. B. Leopold, general manager of!
the Pittsburg Filter Manufacturing j
company .presented for approval work
ing plans of the foundations for the
new plant his company has the con
tract to build in Reservoir park. The
plans were referred to the waterworks
committee, with power to act. Mr.
Leopold wishes to get the preliminary
work under way the present week.
The subcontract for the concrete work
Bas been let to Schillinger Bros, of
Chicago. The latter have their men
on the ground and are prepared to
commence their part of the work. Mr.
Leopold states that the mechanism for
the new plant is being built in the
Pittsburg factory, and will be shipped
when the work has progressed here
far enough to permit of its installa
tion. The contract with the Pittsburg
r-v- fli I"
where he claims he lives. The Moline
youth is accused of being his accomplice.
C. W. Lawson left last night for Van
couver for a visit.
W. E. Copp has gone to Excelsior
Springs for a month's visit.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Strickland left
yesterday for an extended visit in the
Tom McHugh of the Kirkwood hotel,
Des Moines, is visiting friends in the
Dr. M. A. Hollingsworth will leave
this evening for an extended visit at
Forrest Titterington has returned to
his home after a visit of several weeks
at San Francisco.
George A. Bromley and daughter,
Maude, will leave this evening for an
extended visit at Oceano, Cal.
Milton P. Vore, 1016 Twenty-second
street, left yesterday for a visit at
comDanv Drovides for the comnletion i Washington, D. C. He will return
of the plant by Dec. 1, but Mr. Leopold
has promised that, unless unforeseen
difficulties intervene, to be furnishing
filtered water by Sept. 1.
Increase for Deputy- City Clerk.
Alderman Frank Lawler offered an
ordinance fixing the annual salary of
the deputy city clerk at $1,080, and it
was referred to the finance committee,
after it had been considered favorably,
to be placed on its passage at the
meeting tomorrow evening.
home via New York and Philadelphia.
F. S. Ratterman of Warsaw, general
passenger agent of the Carnival City
Packet company, is visiting with
friends in Rock Island and Davenport.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Karr will leave
tonight for Bakersfield, Cal., where
they will make their future home.
Mrs. Albion Bergsten, their daughter.
and her husband are already located
' at Bakersfield, having gone there
I shortly after their marriage a few
The board of public improvements j months ago.
when a bowl of crisp, brown, fluffy
is set before a hun
gry school child and
the natural instincts
of the youngster are
allowed full play!
Try it with your
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. uicn vorn. Surar T7
Popular package 10c.
Familj size 15 c.
The Memory Lingers'
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd., Battile Creek. Mich., U. S. A.
and then demand of him about
four times the size of their losses oi
pain of prosecution. He declared that
this was one time he did not propose
to fall for their game.
Billburg was arrested yesterday af
ternoon by Constable Simon Goldburg.
Goldberg, the complainant, swore out
a warrant for a search of the Billburg
gambling rooms also, but this warrant
has not been served. The constable
says that he paid two visits to the
sheriff's office for assistance, but it
was denied him.
Conntahle D.monda Help.
"I could not be expected to search
the gambling rooms unaided," Con
stable Goldburg said. "You know
there are big tables and other furni
ture in those places, and it would be
too big a job for one man. On mv
first call at the sheriff's office Sheriff
Edward Kittilsen wa3 not in, I was
told. I went back again, and I saw
him. He told me that he did not have
any men to go with me, and further
more he said that he was looking
into the gambling situation in the city,
and would give it1 attention in a few
weeks. This explains the reason the
search warrant was not executed."
Sheriff Not to Be Found.
Sheriff Kittilsen was not accessible
this morning, but Deputy Sheriff Wal
ter Kittilsen. who was in charge of
the office, stated that he was empow
ered to make the following statement:
"Constable Goldburg appeared at the
office only once during the day to my
knowledge. On that occasion he mere
ly asked to see the sheriff. He was
told that Jhe official was in Moline on
business and he then departed with
out making known his wants. The
office would probably have refused to
lend the constable any aid was It
known that he wanted it, as it Is the
duty of constables to serve such pa
pers as he held without any assist
ance from the sheriff's office. Had the
papers been issued and given to the
office to serve they would have been
Ilck Your Own Kavorkf.
The public will have to take Its own
change out of the contradictory stories
told by the constable and the sheriff.
However. : there is hardly any likeli
hood that if the search warrant was
served now any gambling parapher
nalia would be found In Billburg's, un
less he is in so strong with the authori
ties that they wil" refuse to see any
thing if they do happen to pay him an
official visit. Since yesterday after
noon Billburg and his associates have
had abundant time to get their nouse
in order In other words, to go to
cover, with the gambling equipment,
keeping it concealed until the temi
porary storm has "passed, as have
others within recent months.
And There Are Other.
Billburg. it might be added, is not
the only gambling house operator in
the city. There are at least four
others, all in the heart of the business
center, and they have as tneir pro.
prietors men from whom the sheriff
in his recent spectacular raid confis
cated paraphernalia, some of it of the
crooked variety, of the estimated value
of $10,000. These Individuals are not
easily frightened. It would appear, for
they were not In the least disturbed
by th gheriirs ultimatum through the
press that that would end public gaai-
F. O. Van Galder, editor of the Mod
ern Woodman, has. had 1,200 poems on
"Mother" sent him as the result of
his having offered a prize of $10 to
any member of the society for the best
poem on this subject. It was planned
to make the prize poem a feature of
the May number of the Woodman, as
"Mother's day" comes the second Sun
day in that month, and the Woodman
society is prominent among those ob
serving the day. The enormous num
ber of poems received made it impossi
ble to choose the best in time to print
it for the May number, and accordingly
a special edition has been prepared
containing 375 of the best from among
the entire number. The poems will be
in the form of a bound volume. It is
hoped that the winner of the prize will
be selected in time to print the poem
in the next issue of the official paper.
FIX DATES FOR
THE THIRD EXPO.
Week of September 12 Deter
mined Upon by Board of
THREE BIG ACTS BOOKED
While Others Are to Come Coopera
tion With Home-Coming
ARE ABOUT READY
Totals Have Xot Been Figured, How
ever, and the Money Has Xot
Iteen Turned Over.
John T. Xoftsker, collector for the
township of Rock Island, turned in his
books this afternoon at the office of
County Treasurer P. F. Cox. The re
capitulation figures were not all in,
The board of directors of the Rock
Island Exposition company. In session
at the New Harper last evening, de
cided upon the week of Sept. 12 for
the third annual event at Exposition
park, and contracted with R. F. Trev
ellick of the Western Vaudeville asso
ciation for three of the big free acts
to be presented In connection with the
fall Bhow, it having been made a con
dition that Mr. Trevellick is to return
this year again and act as stage man
ager. These are:
Alben's ten polar bears, one of the
most wonderful animal acting features
in the world.
The Araki Japs, an attraction which
all the great 6tate fairs are booking
Ewing's Zouave Boys band, a novel
To I'ut on Innovation.
Additional features are to be sup
plied later, the directors having under
consideration a number of innovations,
which will interest particularly thefarin
ers this year, but the entire scope of
which has not yet been determined. It
was practically agreed, however, . to
devote the afternoons more to the na
ture of an exhibition as well as an ex
position, and to include an automobile
show as well as auto races and horse
races. In any event, no labor or ex
pense will be spared to make the third
annual exposition the charm.
To Cooperate In Home Coining;.
The dates were determined as nearly
as possible to meet the wishes of the
committee of the Rock Island Business
Men's association on Home Coming
I 1. 1. -1 J 1 . iU- T" I
however, and the different amounts j 11 UK1"B luv utffc,,e Ul l"e "ut"'
had not been totaled up and the books I ne83 Men'8 association to bring the
are not in condition to be accepted, j two events .together and cooperate in
The collector expects to have them i maklnR 'he occasion a great one in
ready bv tomorrow. Just how much 1 "ol nisiory. i ne secretary
mnnov ho hna ,.niient,i cnH hnu- mn of the board was instructed to cora-
haa hnon ninra.i in tho rtoi tnnnont i-1 municate with the Business Men's as
umn has not. been made public
j . . r
.-""! V"W -(--
Cooking is Really a
Pleasure Since tlie
GAS RANGE Came
"There's no more kindling to split, no coal to
carry, no smoke or soot to soil curtains and furni
ture, no ashes to carry out, nor is there, any dan
ger like with a gasoline stove."
"My GAS RANGE is economical, clean, safe,
saves me much work and it is so handy."
"The Peoples Power company sells GAS RANGES
for $13 and up, and installs them free."
A Satisfied Housewife.
ned & Von Maur in an effort to secure
him the position that he had promised
there before his trouble in this city.
CANVASS" TOWNSHIP VOTE
sociation committee and to offer the! Official Figures of lierent
The collector from Moline is due to ! assurance that the Exposition com
pany would cooperate to the fullest ex
tent in making the week of Sept. 12
not only mutually successful as far as
the two organizations are concerned,
but enjoyable and memorable as far
! as It pertains to all the people of Rock
t Island and the three cities and sur
j rounding community.
Henry Nelson, a brother of deceased,
as executor of the Instrument, and
left bequests to the following broth
ers and sisters: Henry, Anna, Lars,
Carrie and Marie. The instrument
was drawn and dated March 24, 1WJ.
deliver his books within a few days
at the most and then all tha taxes
which were collected this year will
be in the hands of the treasurer. All
the outlying townships have already
Are Given Out.
The vote cast for the township tick- j
et. April & was canvassed at ine omce
of the city clerk this afternoon, and
showed the following figures:
J. C. Auld. D 2.0S5
J. F. Moeller, R 2.1 S3
Davenport Button, Pleating and
M. L. Morrill. S C30 Designers and makers of felt pen-
SEEKS DIVORCE FROM WIFE;
W. J. Cressey Says His Spouse Has j
William J. Cressey of this city has
filed suit for divorce in the office of
the circuit court. He alleges that his
wife, Grace B. Cressey, deserted him
about two years ago. They were unit
ed In marriage March 31. 19C2, at
Washington, Iowa. Mrs. Cressey, the
bill alleges, left her home Sept. 30.
1907. and has refused to return to her
husband. The plaintiff asks for the
care and custody of x their only child,
Haswell R. Cressey, aged 7. He is rep
resented in his suit by H. M. McCask
NEW DUMP WAGONS ARRIVE
City Puts Three of Them Into Ser
vice This Morning.
Three new dump wagons were put
into service this morning by the city
authorities. They replace three old
worn wagons which have beeen doing
service for many years at hauling gar
bage and dirt from the streets and
alleys of the city. Each of the new
wagons is drawn by a team of horses
and will hold nearly double what the
others did. Two of them are calcu
lated to hold a yard and a half load
and the other one Is for two yards.
They were built by the Troy Manu
facturing company of Tros. Ohio, and
cost the city $110 each. The wagons
arrived in the city yesterday and were
MS IS CLEARED
Justice G. P. Nissen Dismissed
Warrant Charging Him
EVIDENCE IS LACKING
Young Man Appears Victim of Un
Kve of Leaving.
J. H. Muus was cleared of the charge
of larceny at his hearing in the court
of Justice George P. Nissen last even
ing. The court ruled that there was no
evidence to support the charge entered
in the warrant on which Muus was ar
rested. Muus, judging by the facts as rela
ted at the hearing, appears to have
been the vjctim of an unfortunate cir
cumstance. For the past year he had
been employed as window decorator at
the Young & McCombs depa rtment
store, having come here from Minne
apolis, where he was connected with
one of the large stores. Previously he
followed the same line of work in Mil
waukee and Des Mofnes.
Had Another IMare.
He Is married. Before handing in
his resignation at the local store, he
L. X. Bourdeau. D
J. P. Drompoole. R
Frank Singleman. S.
Andrew Math, D
nants. banners, monograms, flags,
: arm bands, pillow covers, etc.. for
I clubs, schools, etc. Canton Banner.;
; gloves and mittens, all sizes. French'
accordion, side or knife pleatings.
li-l I from 2 cents a vard no. Cloth ro--
L. C. Pfoh. R 22.T9 j PrP(i buttons and colored Ivory rims.
Warren Conklin, S Ziin all sizes and styles, from 10 cents
ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS. j a dozen up. Button holes made, pink
Patrick O'Farrell, D 1T.41 ing velvets mirrored. Twenty-five
D. A. Schroeder, D 1521! per cent discounts to dressmakers
S. J. Stader, D . 1G15 1 and merchants. Send for sample
J. E. Larkin, R .2399 card and descriptive circular. Agents
George Stroehle. R 2420 wanted everywhere.
Ezra Wilcher. R.
Fred Boetje. Sr., S 277 :
H. S. McRae. S 250 j
William Olson. S 277 j
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
M. H. Patten. D l.af.f. 1
Clarence J. Sehoeder. R 2,527 !
Mike Mintz. T) 1.43S j
John Ennis. R 2.400 j
F. Hall, R 2,420 ,
TICKETS FOR THE BANQUET
9i.K)Fii:i; coupon- l.oo
Only one to a customer. Pre
sent at our office where upon
making a purchase of 2"c or
more you will receive J1.00
worth of "S. & H." etampa in
addition to tljono given with
IiavcniNirt Button. Pleating
end Novelty Company.
Suite 230 South Putnam Bldg.
Old phone 1592-M; New 96.
Placed on Sale About City by Itork
Island Business .ncn's Association.
For the accommodation of those
who may wish to attend the banquet
of the Rock Island Business Men's
association at the New Harper, Fri
day evening, tickets have been put I
0$m Wm Pfei
unloaded from the cars and Tint in
readiness for work at once. ' They ma- j claims to have obtained a position
terially increase the efficiency of the I with Harned & Von Maur, Davenport.
Muus was suspected or naving appro
priated cigars belonging to Young &
McCombs. When he was accused, he
street cleaning force.
IS HURT IN . RESTAURANT
Robert Winterbottom of Tliis City
Victim of Accident in Moline.
Robert Winterbottom. 412 Ninth
street, this city, was hurt yesterday
in a peculiar accident which occurred
in a Moline restaurant at 303 Fourth
avenue. He was walking on the
counter and it tipped over onto the
floor, nis left leg was pinioned un
der it. A physician was summoned
and upon examination, found Win
terbottom's left leg had been broken.
He was removed to the Moline city
on sale at the following places: Of
fice of Secretary Charles Goff in Peo
ples National bank building; Allen,
Myers & Co.; Kingsbury's art store: !
E. B. McKown's office; Lamont Coal j
company; Hub clothing store.
ff WHO rft
U IS SHE? f:
M We have an or- h
t . ' der for hr, but yi'la
we don't know
who she if- ft
grew so excited that his actions gave
strength to the firm's suspicions.
When he attempted to escape from tha
city, which he succeeded in doing be
fore there was a thorough Investiga
tion of the affair, the firm was con
vinced of his guilt.
Muus escaped to Davenport, and
from there went to Peoria. At Peoria
he wired his wife to meet him in Free-
port, tne nome oi ner parenis, wnere i
they made arrangements to dispose of I
their household furniture here, which
they did at a great sacrifice.
rierldra to Fnrf Mualr.
After thinking the matter over sev
eral days, Muus decided the better
cousse would be to come to Rock Island
and face the music. He came on and
surrendered to the police. He told a
straightforward story in court last ev
ening, claiming that the cigars found
In his possession had been bought for
him by a traveling man who had call
ed at the store.
Muus' excitable actions probably
more than anything else determined
hl3 old employers in following out to
a finality the suspicion that had been
directed towards him on the eve of his
severing his connection with the es
tablishment. Muus is a competent man
at his business, and he says he wanta
to keep his record clear. His friends
are Interceding In his behalf with Har-
At the Family. j
The Family has a neat bill for the !
first half of the week. The feature is !
a musical act given by the Lambor- i
ettes. A laughable sketch Is offered ;
by Dan Francis and company. Stone I
and Hays sing, dance and talk in pleas
ing fashion, and Rofer, and Cook are
comedy jugglers. Mrs. Mae Richards
Casey is singing "Jungle Town" for ,
the Illustrated number, and the mov-:
ing pictures are new and interesting.
Nelson Will Probated. '
The will of the late Mary Nelson of
Moline was admitted to probate in the ;
county court yesterday afternoon by '
Judge R. W. Olmsted. It nomiuated
Itching Eczema Washed Awayj
It Is worth 25 cents to ycu to stop (
that awful, agonizing itch? Surely;
you will spend 25 cents on your j
druggist's recommendation, to coou
and heal and soothe that terrible
By arrangement with the D. D. D. .
Laboratories of Chicago, we are able .
bottle of their oil of wintergreen ' II
compound, known as D. D. D. Pre
scription. Call, or write or telephone
to the Harper house pharmacy.
We absolutely lznow that the Itch
is stopped ar. once by D. I). D. Pre
scription and the curo sal lseein to
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 readv 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.