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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
FRIDAY. lF.nn PA T!V 3. 1011.
DIAMOND JOE IS
NOW OWNED BY
Local Corporation Takes Over
i. Boats and Other Property
of Pioneer Company.
SERVICE TO BE CONTINUED
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Three Steamers to Operate Between
St. Ixmis and St. Paul Sidney
j to Replace the J. S.
I A deal was consummated in Chicago
"Wednesday whereby the Streckfus
Steamboat company, Incorporated in
thi city la.ct summer, becomes the
owner of the Diamond Jo line, which
for the past 40 years has handled the
passenger and freight traffic on the
tipper river. The Streckfus line pur
chased every boat, every wharf and
wharfboat and the boat yards of he
company. The property includes the
four large packet steamers. St. Paul.
Quincy. Dubuque and Sidney, which
ihave piled between St. Louis and St.
'Paul during the summer seasons,
j The Streckfus Steamboat company,
of which John Streckfus of this city is
president and general manager, would
'not divulge the price paid for the
"property. It is the intention to re
I model the Sidney and make of it a
ffirst class excursion steamer to take
the place of the steamer J. S.. which
'was burned last July to the water"?
' edge while carrying an excursion near
; Zji Crosse. Wis. The Sidney will be
remodeled in time to be placed in com
f mission May 1. The Sidney will oper
ate between Peoria on the Illinois river
j and St. Paul on the Mississippi river
.In the summer. In the winter it will
tie placed in the excursion trade at
New Orleans. The schedule of the
Sidney will correspond nearly with
; that of the steamer J. S.
i . TAKE OVKR AI.SO.
The YV. W., excursion steamer, has
' also been purchased by the new com
pany from The Acme Packet company.
I It will be used in the same territory as
In former seasons. These two boats
? 'will handle the greater number of cx-
i ourM'ons on the upper river.
The stearrers St. Paul. Quincy and
, Dubuque will be placed in first class
condition ami will be operated in the
summer season in the packet trade be
tv.cen St. ixiiils and St Paul and in
the v. inter s.awn the boats will be np.
era'ed in the ai-Ve- trade between St.
Ixmis and New rlj?'! .
The new company, in a statement tn
day. said that it would endeavor to im
prove the servlce in all particulars, and
In addition to the regular meal service
first-class cafes would be added to each
of the boats.
The Streckfus Steamtwat company
will maintain its general office at St.
lyiuis. where the Diamond Jo line for
merly maintained its headquarters.
The officers of the company are as fol
lows: President and General Manager
Captain John Streckfus.
Secretary and Assistant General
JIanaeer Captain Joe Streckfus.
Treasurer Roy Streckfus.
Traffic Manager Captain D. YV.
bi.;kt nr. m. o kivkr.
Captain John Streckfus is one of the 1
test known steamboat men between I
New Orleans 8nd St. Paul, as well as
along the rivers tributary to the Mis
sissippi. He has successfully operated
excursion steamers for years, and pre
vious to that time had boats in the
packet trade The present undertak
ing is without question one of the larg- j
est which has ever been attempted by '
any feinglo company, and people who
SPECIAL for SATURDAY
Six ram of Pet rrr-mm for 2.
rnt witii an onlor at Brady's.
The store that has what you
want at the lowest prices.
Dairy butter, just off the farm.
per pound 22 VC
Those sweet navel oranpes will
sell upain at lc each
Good eatinp and cookins ap
ples, per peck 40c
Fresh new dates, three
pounds for 25c
Best granulated sugar,
10 pounds for $1.00
Jersey Cream flour in towel
sacks, guaranteed or money
Good brands of corn, peas or
tomatoes, three cans for 25c
Cranberrie. very fine,
jer quart 10c
Ienox soap, eluht bars . 2 5c
Good bacon, per pound 17VC
Fat Norwegian mackerel.
two for 15C
Select white navy beans,
five pounds for 25c
Millionaire brand lima beau
regular price 15c,
this sale 10c
"owa brand pears, regular price
16c this sale 10c
Good table peaches, regular
15c seller, two cans for . 25c
Gingersnaps, soda or oyster
crackers, two pounds ... 15c
Brady Grocery Co.,
700 Twelfth Street
Old phone We 443, New 597fl
Phone your order early.
Prompt delivery to any part
jf the city.
know the man who Is at the head of
it are certain that the venture will be
a successful one. The Streckfus Steam
Iwiat company will far eclipse any oth
er line on the tipper river. loth in the
number of boats owned and the extent
Captain Joe Streckfus and Roy
Streckfus are "chips off the old block
Since thev have been able to w
lilctk they have been employed in i
I stcamloat work and are thoroughly!
conversant with the important duties j
i which they will assume under the new j
i arrangement. Roy has passed cxamin-j
!ations and holds engineer's papers, and
as soon as he has readied the aee j
specified bv law ho will take the ex
rut tain n
amination for a captaincy.
the other officer
V. Wisherd, who is
of the company, is well known here.
' having for several years been located
I in this city as the general manager of
j the Acme Packet line, which, together
with the Diamond Jo line, passes out
' of existence.
Leaf lard at Gilmore'. " ' " "
Kerler & Co. make rugs,
Carpenter Coal company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Buy a homo of Reldy Broa.
Trl-clty Towel Supply company.
Men's arctics $1.25 up. Dolly Bros.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
All kinds of pork cuts at Schroeders.
Chickens, chickens, chickens, at H
Plenty of dressed chickens at H.
Mound City paints may cost a little :
more, but! Ill A Ehleb.
Remember the bis meat sale is still j
going on at Schroeder Bros
Plenty of fresh dressed chickens at ;
, Schroeder Bros, meat market.
j Let William Johnson do your tin and '
furnace work. 1316 Third arjnue.
' Sawed cord wood, chunks or split, at ;
i McKown's coal yard, H01 Second ave- i
No trouble to prepare Mrs. Aus-.
tins, famous buckwheat flour. All
j No trouble to prepare Mrs. Aus-'
tins, famous buckw heat flour. All
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and !
! furnace work. 1526-1S2S Fourth are
Boetje celebrated mustard, the kind!
you always bought, now at all gro-1
No trouble to prepare Mrs. Aus-
of any fancy Over
time house, including
Hart, Schaffner Marx, So
ciety Brand and Clothcraft,
for one day only
tins, famous buckwheat flour. All
Get your chicken for yonr Sunday
dinner at Coleman's meat market.
1513 Second avenue.
Carpenter Coal company, tele
phone west 295. Please copy our
number in your telephone book.
R. B. McKown has received a new
SI1PP f genuine West Virginia smoke
less Pocahontas coal, wnicn is unexcell
ed for furnaces.
C. Cothe, Rok Island,
C. Costhe. 3"5 Ninth avenue, Roek
Island, sustained a fracture of the
g this morning when a ditch
or otrvuuu aim rmrnau nirreisi uai-
enport, in which he was working, cav
ed in. He was taken to St. Luke's hos
pital, where his injuries were dressed
and then brought to his home in this
city. Three other men were In the
ditch at the time, but escaped with on
ly minor Injuries. .
Mn. Young's Will Probated.
The will of the late Mra. Frances
T Youne of Moline was admitted to
j probate today by Judge B. S. Bell.
The instrument was drawn and dat
ed Dec. 17. 1900, and it provided
for the distribution of the estate of
the deceased between the two chil
dren, Richard Hatfield and Daisy M.
Carlson. Joseph H. Young, a step
son, was appointed executor.
i Finance Committee to Meet. i
The 'finance committee of the duplex
system will meet this evening at 7:30 I
at the home of Rev. Marion Hum-i
iphreys as originally planned, notwith
standing the absence of Rev. Mr. Hum
: phreys from the city.
Three Petitions Filed.
H. H. Robb. Richard Crampton
and Jonas Bear filed their petitions
today asking that their names beiiS34 he built a frame home, the first
placed upon the
ballot at the pri- j
For Uie daj's work on
Prices smashed down to the lowest notch our finest Hart, Schaffner & Marx's Clothcraft
Society Brand all included in this "final cut." And this is our last call. There may be
some clothing store in this country that is giving greater values than we are, but certain it
is that store is not in Rock Island nor in the tri-cities. , v sT -4
FOR C. M. OSBORN
Pioneer Citizen and Legal Prac
titioner Expires at Home
FAMILY CAME HERE IN 1834
Father RuHldn First Ifrwelling in
Farnliam Associated With
Col. Henry Curtis.
Charles Marcus Osborn, who. as a
child, lived in the first dwelling house
erected In Farnham, which com
prised the territory now embracing the
city of Rock Island, and in after years
a Dromlnent member of the county bar,
died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock
at his home In Evanston, 111.
trouble and hardening of the brain.
superinduced by the infirmities of ad"Qf-apQ 1 UlCCTIP ATCC
vanced age, caused death. Mr. Osborn i oCMilO 111 V Lu I lUM I CO
paid his last visit to the scenes of his
early activities here only a few months
ago. ma friends noted tnat ne waa ae
clining rapidly, and the consciousness
of the fact seemed to depress him
greatly. As he took leave of his old
aociates he prophetically remarked
that it would be the last time they
Mr. Osborn was in fcls "Sth year. He
was the son of Marcus B. Osborn, who
fettled in this section in 1830. For
some years the family resiled in the
vicinity of what is now Geneseo. When
Osborn brought his family here Jn
1 - -
j0 rise here.
in a location near the pres- ;
i em cable mansion on Fifth avenue and , , t
;Tenty-nInth street. Other people had ' Le "rfctl Tt'e -'"
preceded the Osborna here, but alllrouRht b,efore the !,oa.r,i of
. , , i Sears at its next regular m t?ing.
;ere yet occupying log houses. , Thl3 morn. n
I.O PRACTITIONER If ERG. j p,0y fcf y KiQX ,he un(ltrUker
j The iion. Charles M , took up the ; were Bent hy Mr Knoif lo the ro,lnfv
j study of law. and from 1&64 to US1 he jurying ground to see whether all bod-
I was associated in tne practice or nis
profession with the late Colonel Henry
' Curtis. The firm name was Osborn &
Curtis. In Mr. O-born remove.1 j
to Chicago, where he continued his law j
worn, making nis nome in tvanston.
The late Mrs. Henry Curtis was a sis-
ter of Mr. Osborn.
Mr .Osborn !s survived by his widow, ;for all graves, although not specified , Settlement. Iuring next wefek, on ac
jwho was Miss. Sarah B. Iewis, oXibyJaw. They did so, and in report- j count of the meetings, all Bight classes
j Louisville, Ky., a son, Louis J. Osborn, j lag to me after their ork had been j will W aadonad. I
$7.50 Trousers cut
$6.50 Trousers cut
S5.00 Trousers cut
$4.00 Trousers cut
$3.50 Trousers cut
$3.00 Trousers cut
$2.50 Trousers cut
fcr'in li'ri i
Chicago, and a sister. Mrs. Sarah E.
Corker, Roise City, Idaho.
FI'KER.tl. SiF.BVirE TOMORROW.
The telegram announcing the death
of Mr. Osborn was received here by his
nephew, 11. E. Curtis. Funeral services
will be conducted at the home in Ev
anston tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment will be made at Chippian
nock cemetery here Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
The Rock Island County Rar
socirtion met this afterno -n and
President B. D. Connelly appointed
Judge W. H. Gest and Attorneys
William Jackson and W. A. Meese
to act as a committee representing
the association at the funeral ser
vices in Chicago tomorrow.
Fl'WEHAI. OF SITF.H A I HI ST1 X F..
The funeral of Sister Augustine
was held this morning at 8 o'clock
from the Villa de Chantal chapel.
Services were conducted by Rev. Jo-1
seph S. Kelly of Moline and Rev.
William Cleary of St. Joseph's
R"c.ktl9,and; J1?16 p!lhPar-
r wrA m MpKnlrv I hninos
I u Tn., i,.,., i. r n :., ! I
i Buckley. George P. Stauduhar and
.Inhn W Ward. Burial was in the
i,lla cemetery. j
;Tivo Members of Hoard Claim Some
Rodies Are Only K'.ght Inches
A member of th village ioard of 1
mini .ir i.iAi mim miii.t. mitm ,1, rtSx , t mi, -j , 'j'mi n m li.m
Sears this afternoon called The Argus ;i)fId ,aRt nlj?ht at ,he federation rii,
office and said that he with two other ' in ludustrlal building. The or'an
members of the .board had vi.-,iied the ; ization complied with, a refjueut of
county cemetery and had
ditions as bad, if not worse,
than they j
I V" v"" ...,.. n
! nlg,,t 8 rfus. He stared tnat some
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ies which had been interred by hiinitery. fle waH arrested at the Thir-1
were at a proper depth. In tal'Kin? ty-first street depot lat. evening C.
to an Argus representative this after-
noon. Mr. Knox said; "I instructed my j
men to go to the county buring
(grounds and proie into the ground and i
j see If all the graves were at a deotli f
;of five eet, which i3 the usual depth j
Don't Miss It
llCi Ol ?
done, stated that they had found but
one grave which was not at proper
depth, and that was between four and
five feet below the surface. Then men
took up the- body and 1 will say that
that box in now five feot in I he
ground. The body was first buried
a few weeks ago, and no measure was
ufied. My men have had instructions
upon all occasions to place each box
down five feet, and I shall insist upon
having them do so at all time."
SUICIDE SHOCKS FRIENDS
j Robert W. Newton .lump in River
After Talking Willi Old Neighbor.
I "I was the Iri.st person who talked
Iwlth Robert M. Newton, the Ottawa
I hanker, before his suicide by drowning
jin the Illinois river last Tuesday
1 night," said C. W. Fredenburgh, a
well known salesman who 1 a fecmi-
. monthly visitor to Hock Island at the
New Harper last night. "One never
knows what thoughts are revolving In
a human mind. He was the last man
would think would do such a thing.
We were neighbor at Ottawa for
ni!Uly -v ars
Of course I knew of his
1 1 n 'j i' r-t a i
reverses, but his friends be-
would come hack. Tue-t'!ay
night we stopped and conversed pleas-
iantly, and I'-ss than half an hour after-
ward I learned Newton had jumped
,o - -or. -
LABOR FEDERATION MEETs
I Tri-Cit y Body Favors Restric tion
i The semi-monthly im-cting of the
Tri-Citv Federation of Labor u-.-'
'the Anierican Federation of Labor to
pass a resolution in favor of the re
striction of immigration. II. K.
P.ehrens. -ecretaiy of the orM:nij
tien. will go to Mus-at!ne Tuesday
to tall en the benefits of trade mi-i-nl-m
before the button ruaktra of
Sent Down for 20 Day.
Ben Pickup was bent to jail for
'0 days this afternoon by Police
Magistrate C. .1. hmith. The charge
aaint him was assault and bat- '
fighting, made the complaint,
At West End Settlement.
Rev. Rrees Jones i or.riii-iin r-
viva) meetings nightly at West End
M,,,m, ,irA, ;i-Jr. fJfJur! .JhMyAitu. I
PRESS ROOM HURT
Tli"ma A. Journey Ifaa Hand
Caught While Threading
Thomas A. Journey, superintendent
of The Argus press rtKm, this morn
ing, while threading the machine-
that Is, leading the papr from the
roll to the folder got his right hand
caught between two of the plate cylln
ders. The machine waa moving slomiy
at t)u time, and tho hand whs lr;it
Koi up to the knuckles between fh
cylinders. Cbuk Means, assistant to
j Mr. Journey, Immediately stopp'd th"
; press uj)on dlm-overlng the mishap.
!.s there 1 no reverao lever on th"
machine, it was Impossible to turn
j hack tho cylinders so as to extricato
lth hand, and it wan not until ont of
the gearings was removed that Mr.
i Journey vjiih relieved. For fully l'i
minutes, enduring intent suffering, ho
! directed others in turning thu pres
! mechanism Ho to remove h'.H hai'd.
! Surgeons were hastily summon!, and
I after the hand was drctwd temporar
ily, Mr. Journey w;t", tcmovc'l jo St. An
tnony's hospital. While the finders
of the hand were badly rrfc.hed. It is
believed that ni:e will have to be am-
lc Per Pound
For Saturday only we will
sell at thia price, if taken
with the following' order,
I'ive pound!' I'M' sugar.. 5g
Half pound Oolong tea . . 30c
One pound good ofT-e.. 2Bc
Half pound ground pepper 15c
One package corn start Ii gc
fine gallon vinegar 25c
One gallon Jug 10c
One packag" currants .... 7g
R. S. PLACE
RK il. CASH