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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1910.
CLOSE TO A RIOT
IN CITY COUNCIL
Exciting Scenes Attend At
tempted Discussion of Tele
phone Sale Proposition.
ALDERMEN LEAVE CHAMBER
John Looney Clashes With IHayor's
Authority to Interpret Parlia
"With Mayor George XV. McCaskrin
rapping vigorously for order and with
John Looney insisting upon addressing
the council regardless ol the mayor's
interpretation of parliamentary
rules, last night's meeting of the
city ' council came to a sudden
termination when about half the
aldermen despairing of a resumption
of order, and utterly disgusted, arose
from their chairs and left the cham
ber, thereby effectually putting a stop
to Looney's attempts to be heard. La
ter on several of the aldermen returned
and the meeting was adjourned in the
proper way until Wednesday evening
a, which time there will also be a
meeting of the committee of the whole
to consider a new ordinance calculated
to give the Union Electric Telephone
company the right to sell out to the
Contra! Union company. It was over
this ordinance that the ruction in the
council room occurred..
Mayor Insists on Order.
After the usual routine of allowing
weekly payrolls and a number of other
bills. City Clerk Rudgren read a com
munication from H. H. Bratt who ask
ed on behalf of the owner of the Union
Electric Telephone company, that an
oidinance be passed allowing the lat
ter to dispose of his holdings rather
than continue It at a financial loss.
Copies of the proposed ordinance
wire passed out among the members
o? the council and in another moment
it v.ould have been formally placed be
fore: the body. At this point, however,
AKIerman Cochran arose and request
ed that John Looney be given a few
minutes to talk on the subject and the
mayor nor knowing what was coming
readily acquiesced. Looney started
cm by asking the official reporter, E.
11. Maloney, to take notes of what he
vas about to say. The reporter re
piltd that he had no private arrange
ments with anyone for taking the
speeches of citizens who cared to come
before the council and he flatly refused.
Looney proceeded to speak and when
he branched out into the telephone
matter, Mayor McCaskrin rapped on
1;;3 desk and interrupted, asking the
speaker if he wouldn't please wait un
tlr the matter was before the council
in proper form before' discussing it.
Looney refused to yield and the
rrayor thereupon insisted that as he
was presiding officer he would see that
the proper procedure in the matter was
Lively Set-to Follonm
Looney, however, refused to sit down
and it was necessary for the mayor to
rap again and again for order. Finally
h-; ordered an officer ip from the sta
tion and it became plain that he was in
earnest and that Looney could not be
hf-iTd. The mayor explained between
raps of his gavel that the first right to
speak on the subject after it was be
fore the council belonged to. the men
who presented the ordinance and that
then and not until then was debate per-nii-ifrable.
At this juncture Alderman
Ccrhran moved adjournment and when
he was seconded by Alderman Me
Xenlly, he and the- latter got up and
walked out and all but six of the coun
cil followed, believing the meeting
was adjourned. It was not however,
tLe mayor held, as he had refused to
consider the motion and no appeal had
been taken from the chair.
Waft for Quorum.
With six aldermen, Leaf. Borst,
Schmidt, Frick, Naab and Holzhammer,
remaining, the mayor held his chair
and waited for the return of the retir
ing councilmen. He Issued orders to
the police to arrest any of the seven
who were out of the chamber, if they
sicwed any desire to leave the build
In?, ibut this order was too late as
Rock Island, 111.
Aug. 4, 1910. The Argus.
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Cochran. Thompson, Huff and Stevens
had already disappeared.
Aldermen LaVanway, Simser ma
McNeally returned after it was ex
plained to them that the meeting had
not really adjourned and business was
resumed. It was decided at once,
however, to refer the telephone mat
ter to a meeting of the committee 01
he whole and Wednesday night was
named for the meeting. After that it
was moved that the meeting be ad
journed until Wednesday evening so
tLat the council meeting and the com
mittee meeting will be held in con
J;inctlon. Ezcltemeat Ron High.
The scene in the council room when
ths ruction was nearing a climax was
dramatic in the extreme. Excitement
and anger were everywhere shown
within the council rail.. It was all in
tensely interesting to the spectators.
Wlien the climax came with the bolt
ing of Cochran and McNeally, excite
ment ran riot and in a. minute the
commotion was spread all over the
building. Constituents of the seven
aldermen who left the room talked
with them and endeavored to get them
to return and finish the business with
out letting outside Influence break
In the meantime Looney had made a
tin eat upon Edward Maloney, official
reporter, for refusing to take a short
hand account of his speech. Maloney
vigorously defied him. There was ex
citement everywhere, but through it all
the mayor and the clerk and six of the
aldermen remained in their places, and
order was finally restored with the re
tirn of those aldermen who had not
left the building under the misappre
hension that the council had adjourned
Mayor McCaskrin in discussing the
situation today Bald: "I have no desire
to prevent anyone from addressing the
council if the proper course is pursued
My only desire was to preserve the
parliamentary order of procedure last
n.g-ht, and the aldermen all so under
stand it. Anyone will be heard who
speaks on a question before the coun
cil." So far as the mayor and council
are concerned the majority of the al
dermen consider the incident of last
MAN FINED FOR
Chicagoan Forks Over $2 and Costs
and Then Declares It His In
tention to "Beat It."
Henry Miller of Chicago, was fined
$2 and costs this morning by Police
Magistrate d J. Smith on a charge of
disorderly conduct. Miller was arrest
ed yesterday by Officer Bennet, after
he had broken some windows along
TLrd avenue, above Twenty-second
street, and then had gone to a saloon
for "booze." When placed under ar
rest he became abusive and insulting.
His actions attracted a very large
crowd. After he had paid his fine this
rucrning, he said he had had enough of
! this place and was about to "beat it"
back to Chicago.
Socialist Primary Petition.
The primary petition of the socialist
party of Rock Island county was filed
late yesterday afternoon in County
Clerk H. B. Hubbard's office. The fol
lowing names were submitted to be
placed on the ballot at the primary
election Sept. 15:
For Senatorial Committeeman Wil
liam M. Dick.
For County Superintendent of Schools
Mrs. Nellie Seighartner.
For County Clerk Edgar Owens.
For County Treasurer Charles Gan
tert. For Sheriff Ernest Fechner.
For County Judge John M. Hardy,
Was Prominent Merchant.
Charles Hannon, the Geneseo hard
ware merchant who committed suicide
early yesterday morning by shooting
out his brains, was formerly superin
tendent of the water system of the lo
cal division of the Rock Island road.
Ten years ago he left the road and en
tered Into business In Geneseo and he
was among the most prominent mer
chants there., He Is survived by his
wife and two children, Clyde, aged 18,
and Mary, aged 2. The belief has
grown that he was temporarily insane
at the time he committed the deed.
City Officials Make Statements
as to Work Done by
Them in July.
POLICE WERE KEPT BUSY
Had Of) City Cases and 61 State Cases
.Police Matron I Jin a Itamser
Did Good Work.
The reports of the various city offi
cials for the month of July were sub
mitted to the city council at the meet
ing held last night. The report , of
Mayor George W. McCaskrin, who is
serving in the capacity of chief of
police as well as executive, showed
that there has been collected in fines
from the police magistrate the sum
of $265.60 from 99 city cases and
that in addition there were 61 state
cases. There were many different
kinds of offenses committed among
which were the following: Disorderly
conduct, 91; drunkenness, 33; har
boring a vicious dog, 1; robbery, 6;
assault and battery, 9; riding bicycle
on the walk, 1; trespass, 1; forgery,
3; discharging fire arms, 1; assault,
4; attempted rape, 2; malicious mis
chief, 2; and assault with intent to
commit robbery, 1. There were 110
wagon calls and 29 ambulance calls.
Sixteen men were given permission
to sleep at the police station when
they stated that they had no other
place to go and that they were with
The report also showed that dur
ing the month the police force had
Police Matron's Report.
The report of Miss Dina Ramser,
police matron, showed the following
work as having been done: Calls
made in pursuance of the work, 86;
callers received, 29; number of let
ters written in answer to queries,
women prisoners cared for, 8;fir the past week at the home of Mr.
one girl committed to the training
school at Geneva and two other cases
brought before the county judge. In
addition to this several cases of Im
moral living were reported and one
young girl was induced to return to
her home in Joliet, while a man who
had been seducing little girls was ar
rested and bound over to the grand
The report of D. C. Kelly, superin
tendent of the waterworks, showed
that 118,456,000 gallons of water had
been pumped during the month,
making a daily average of 3,821,161.
iThe pump was run 649 hours. At
tne reservoir tne average aaiiy pump
age was 393.257 gallons, making a
total of 12.100.9SO.
The report of Plumbing Inspector
Thomas Rosenfield was as follows:
Jobs inspected, 27; sewers inspected,
11; final tests made, 12; city sewers
flushed, 3; catch basins cleaned and
repaired, 24; and one journeyman
plumber was issued a license.
Want Nnl.Hanee Abated.
A communication was read to the
council in which about a -dozen peti
tioners requested that a nuisance in
the vieinity of Sixth avenue and Sev
enteenth street be abated. It is
claimed that a veterinary surgeon is
in the habit of keeping from six to
eight sick horses in his barn there
and that the odor from the place is
very repulsive during the hot
weather. The matter was referred
to the health department and the al
dermen from the ward with orders
to report back next Monday.
A proposition to send Fire Chief
Edward Newberry to the 38th inter
national meeting of firemen to be held
in Syracuse, N. Y., the latter part of
this month, at the expense of the city,
was referred to the finance commit
tee, the mayor and the chief. Similar
procedure occurred on a proposition
to send the mayor to the 14th annual
meeting of the American League of
ORDINANCE MERGING THE
LOCAL TELEPHONE PLANTS
The following ordinance was read
at the meeting of the Rock Island
city council last evening and referred
to a committee to report back:
An ordinance supplementary to an
ordinance entitled "an ordlnace giving
permission to the Central Union Tele
puoe company. Its successors or as
signs, to construct and maintain tele
plxne lines in the city of Rock Island,
III., and for that purpose to Dulld con
duits, tunnels, laterals and an under
Ci'ornd system and to erect poles and
siring wires and maintain the same
over and under the public highways,
avenues and alleys in said city."
Section 1. Be it resolved by the city
council of the city of Rock Island, 111.,
that the Central Union Telephone
company, its suuecessors or assigns,
is hereby authorized to purchase and
hceafter operate and maintain the
telephone plant, with all of its appur
tenances now owned and operated by
Charles L. Bailey, Jr., purchaser of the
property of the Union Electric Tele-'
phone and Telegraph company in the
city of Rock Island and vicinity, Illi
nois. The traveling routes of the pole lines
and the undergrouond system compris
ing the telephone exchange grant of
the Union Electric Telephone and
Telegraph company purchased and op
erated by Charles L. Bailey, Jr., are
shown more particularly upon a map
of blue print hereto attached, made a
part of this ordinance and marked
Section 2. The Central Union Tele
phone company shall own, operate and
nralntaln, as a part of its own system,
the telephone exchange jUnf of the
Union Electric Telephone andTele
craph company purchased and operat
ed by Charles L. Bailey, Jr in conform
ity wun ana according to the provi
sions of the ordinance to which this is'anteed ey all druggists.
Municipalities which will be held at
St. Paul commencing Aug. 23. This
was referred to the finance commit
tee. There is little doubt but that
the cify will be represented at both
J J. McGinnls, 41C8 Fourteenth ave
l'ue is visiting in Ri6.
Miss Ruth Ihrig, 1413 TweKth street,
is visiting in Chicago.
Ceorge Riley, 1000 Fourth avenue,
in visiting relatives in Aledo.
Mrs. H. VV. Young and daughter,
F.thel, are in Chicago for a fc i weeks'
John C. Detloff of North Yakima,
V.'Afch., is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Nelson, 1015 Sevond avenue.
Arthur Lofgran returned home to
ew Windsor after a visit with
Charles Asay, 618 Ninth street.
George Brinkerhoff left today for
Greenfield, Iowa, to visit a week with
his mother and other relatives.
Miss Nellie B. Youngren, 226 Ninth
street, left yeslerday for Excelsior
Springs, Mo., where she will spend a
Miss Anna Patterson of Harris
burg, Pa., who has been visiting her
brother, Frank F. Patterson, left yes
terday for Indianapolis.
The Misses Alice and Helen Thiele,
4J:25 Seventh avenue, left yesterday
morning for Foster, 111., to spend a
month with relattives.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwardson left
'.his morning for their home in Cedar
Rapids, after spending the past fort
night Visiting friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Johnson,
1401 Thirtieth street, have departed
for Chisago Lake, Minn., where they
will enjoy a several weeks' outing.
Mrs. Arthur Spinney and daughter,
Helen, of St. Louis, are visiting at the
home of Mrs. Spinney's mother, Mrs.
M. Robertson, 905 Fifteenth street.
Miss Bessie McCrory left today for
her home in Charles, 111., after visiting
and Mrs. J. E. McCrory, 921 Twenty
Mrs. J. Schubert and daughter,
Miss Florence, returning from a trip
to Yellowstone park, are visiting at
the home of W. S. McCombs enroute
home to Kankakee.
Krs. William A. Drabble of Newark,
N. J., arrived in the city today to visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Wendell. Mrs. Drabble's son, Phillip,
acccmpauied his mother.
Alfred Bear and Louis Harms left
yesterday on their annual fishing and
hunting expedition on an Indian reser
vation in Wisconsin. They will be gone
about three weeks.
Mrs. J. W. Quinlan, 930 Nineteenth
seet, has departed for Macoun, Sask.,
where she will make her future home.
Mr. Quinlan and?soon, John, are al
ready located there.
Mrs. W. H. Hanna and daughter,
Miss Fay, 1020 Twenty-second street,
kit yesterday morning for Plymouth
Junction, Iov.-a, where thoy will visit
several weeks with relatives.
Dr. C. O. Bernhardt, Jr., and Edward
Snyder of this city, Dr. Kohler of Mo-lifte-and
Dr. A. A. Shalek of Omaha,
have gone to Alma, Wis., to spend sev
eral weeks camping and fishing.
Miss Ma Harris, 903 Twenty-second
street, will leave tomorrow for
Walnut Ridge, Ark., where she will
melte her future home with her father,
Wallace Harris, who is now located
Mr. anad Mrs. Charles Morgan, J
end Mrs. Arthur Reupke and two son3
!oi't yesterday for Linwood, where they
will enjoy a two weeks' outing at a
summer cottage which they have rent
Miss Alma E. Wilson of Chicago,
who wa3 a guest of Miss Sara Mont
gomery, 806 Twenty-second street.
' last week, left for Nebraska Monday
a supplement. In furtherance of facili
tating the convenience of the public
and clearing the streets and alleys of
said city of unnecessary duplication
of poles and lines. It Is the under
standing that the Central Union Tele
phone company shrill, whenever prac
ticable, do away wfch all parallel lines,
arc! utilize eingle lines of poles, when
ever in the opinion of the street and
alley committee, said singleness of use
Section 3. This ordinance shall not
be construed as a new and original
grrnt unto said company, its succes
sors or assigns, but is merely intended
as a grant or privilege to purchase and
tr-ereafter operate and maintain the
telephone plant of the Union Electric
Ttlephone and Telegraph company
purchased and operated by Charles L.
Bailey, Jr., under the terms,1 conditions
ani limitations of the ordinance
passed by the city council of the city
on the loth day of February, A. D,
Section 4. This ordinance and all
rights and privileges contained shall
take effect from and after the passage
oart approval hereof and shall termin
ate on April G, 1933.
Life on Panama Canal
has had one frightful drawback ma
laria trouble that has brought suffer
ing and death to thousands. The germs
cause chills, fever and ague, bilious
ness, Jaundice, lassitude, weakness and
general debility. But Electric Bitters
rever fail to destroy them and cure
malaria trouble. "Three bottles com
pletely cured me of a very severe at
tack of malaria,'' writes William A.
Fretwell of Lucama, N. C, "and I've
had good health ever since." Cure
stomach, liver and kidney troubles.
and nrevenf tvDhoid. 50 cents.
Beginning tomorrow we offer
about one hundred imported
$2.50, $2.75 and $3.00 at
We have also a big line of cheaper
you can pick a choice at
Samples in our
WATCH FOR OUR NEXT
night, where she will visit her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wilson,
formerly of Rock Island county.
A communication has Teen received
at The Argus office from Sergeant H.
W. Riess, located at Fort Sheridan,
am ouncing the birth of a daughter,
July 17. Sergeant Riess also states
in the communication that he is soon
ti be transferred to Fort McHenry,
Md., in the same capacity in which he
MORE LIGHT ON
DEATH OF NEHLSENS
Davenport Woman and Her Two
Children Ate Candy Which Had
Been Soaked with Strychnine.
An inquest was held today over the
remains of Mrs. Nick Nehlsen and her
two babes, the trio who met death yes
terday morning at their home, eight
n'iles north of Davenport on the Utica
F.i'Jge road, through poison adminis
tered by the woman herself and it was
found that strychnine bad been put
i.iio candy, part of which had then
teen given to the little ones and part
eaten by the mother. The funeral was
held today, all three being buried at
the same time. It is still thought that
brooding over the elopement of her
daughter, Emma, with a LeC'lalre man
named John Port, is what caused the
woman to take her own life. Four
lives have now been lost as the result
ol the girl's fondness for Fort. April
21 Claus ,Willers, whose hom,e is not
for distant from the Nehlsen home,
committed suicide because Emma, af
ter promising to marry him, had
I thrown him over and gone away with
Fort. Two weeks ago Emma and Fort
went off to South Dakota together al
though as Fort claims they were not
married. This was too much for the
irother and she determined to die
rather than face this shame.
AT THE Y.M.C. A.
Tomorrow the members of the B. G.
M. club of the Y. M. C. A. will leave
the association at 9 o'clock prompt on a
liritle "hike" In the country. All those
that attend are requested to bring
lrich with them.
A new drink dispenser has been In
stalled in the Y. M,. C. A. The tank
13 filled several times a day with water
from the Woodmen well.
Will of Carrie E. Follmer.
The will of the late Mrs. Carrie E.
Follmer of this city was admitted to
probate this morning in the county
court, A portion of the personal prop
erty was divided between the two
daughters, Mrs. Emma V. Weiss and
Mrs. Ida Berger. The remainder is to
be sold and the money received Is to
be divided between the daughters.
The Best Hour of Life
& when you do some great deed or dis
cover some wonderful fact. This hour
came to J. R. Pitt of Rocky Mt., N. C,
when he was suffering intensely, a3 he
Fays, "from the worst cold I ever had, !
T then proved to my great satisfaction,
what a wonderful cold and cough cure
Dr. King's New Discovery is. For,
after taking one bottle, I was entirely
cured. You can't say anything too
good of a medicine like that." Its the
surest and best remedy for diseased
lungs, hemorrhages, lagrippe, asthma.
hay fever, and throat or lung trouble.
Guar- 5C cents, $1. Trial bottle free. Guar
I an teed by all druggists.
Now is the Time
To' Stock Up on
AD. THE BUSY CORNER.
WILD RUNAWAY ON
Horse Belonging to F. XV. Wei n rot t
of Moline Tears Town Street
at Breakneck Speed.
A horse hitched to a single rig and
belonging to F. XV. Weinrott of Mo
line, figured in a wild dash along Sec
ond avenue, shortly before noon today.
Mr. Weinrott had just stepped from
the rig and had gone Into a business
house near Twentieth street and Sec
ond avenue. He neglected to tie the
gentle horse, as he should have done.
The animal started slowly west along
the avenue, but-its speed gradually in
creased. In a few minutes It was tear
ing at break-neck speed down the
avenue. At Nineteenth street the light
rig collided with the rear end of an au
tomobile and bent the mud guard of
t!.e machine. At Eighteenth street the
rig was overturned when It passed
across a pile of sand. It was dragged
to Seventeenth street, where the
horse had fallen to the pavement.
When Mr. Weinrott arrived upon the
scene he took a hasty Inventory and
found that the horse had been some
what scratched and bruised, that the
hfrness had been broken but that the
rig was only slightly damaged, and
that on the whole he had escaped very
CALLS' MEETING TO
For Annual Picnic of Old Ni'ttlers'
Association Will I'rohably
Be Sept. li
A meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Old Settlers' association of
Rock Island county was called today
by Justice J. H. Cleland, secretary of
the association, for Saturday afternoon
at Justice Cleland's office. The busi
ness to be transacted by the commit
tee is to make arrangements" for the
45th annual reunion of the association.
The time and place must be decided
and the program planned. The day
which will probably be chosen is the
flrfct Thursday in September, and, aa
has been the custom for years, the
event will take place at the Watch
Tower. The regular business will be
transacted as usual in the morning and
the program, consisting of addresses
by well known persons, will take place
in the afternoon.
The executive committee which was
appointed at the last reunion consists
of Phil Mitchell and Thomas Campbell
of Rock Island, George Murphy, Hills
Many people who generally enjoy good
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USE ity an1 ten produce a chilling of the en
DR CALDWELL'S tire dtee tract. The liver thus bc
YRIIP Dacrnj comes sluggish, when the condition known
.S',IJ riiirCiiri as biliousness results. This is often accom
panied by constipation or indigestion. Seriouj as it may seem, how
ever, to- the unfortunate person, it is easily curable with a rem
edy such as the well-known Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which is a great laxa
tive and tonic, and which contains ingredients that act upon the liver and stim
ulate it It will relieve a hot-weather liver complaint over night and cure it
lastingly in a very short time. If you have any indisposition of the stomach,
liver or bowels, your first concern should be a supply of this grand remedy,
which you can obtain of any druggist for 60 cents or $1.00 a bottle. There will
be enough and to spare for your complaint and that of your family. A FREE
TRIAL BOTTLE will be sent to thoie who have never used it if they send
their name and address to '
DR. W. B. CALDWELL, 400 Caldwell Blig., Montlcello, IIL '
you your choice of
Madras shirts worth
shirts from which
on what we say
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN.
dale, Charles Dlbbern, Milan, and M. J,
McEniry of Moline.
Couldn't Whip Crew.
George Mulligan, one of the crew
of the steamer Black tiawx, tried to
Co up the entire crew of the boat yes
terday afternoon while In an intoxicat
ed condition but he failed to succeed
and the final result was that he ended
up in the city jail. Today he was fined
iad sent to Jail for five days.
Where is the
Worked so' Hard
Spent, wasted and gone or sav.
ed and now working for you?
Your friends by saving are get
ting interest on their money
have good homes paid for and
money to invest and Increase
their incomes day by day you
can do the same start a sav.
ings account with this strong
bank If you want ready money
for useful purposes.
4 Interest Paid
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Low Fare Summer Tours
axi ot1ikk mka shore
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NEW kx;laxi points
Tickets on Sale Dally Until
October 3 1st.
Long Return Limit.
Liberal Stop-Over Privileges.
For further particulars address:
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health suffer from biliousness in the sum