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THE ROCK TSUAT5D ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1911.
$200 GRAFT IN
CITY HOSE DEAL,
Third Ward Alderman Claims
His Share of Boodle Was
to Have Been $50.
REFUSES TO GIVE NAMES
Wheai He Fails to Support Accnsa
thms His Resignation Is
Visions of bathrooms and jackpots
the members of the council that
Simser go into details and at once.
Finally Alderman Martin McNealy of
fered a motion, which was adopted by
unanimous vote, that the mayor ap
point a committee with power to call
before it Alderman Simser and get
from him a full statement of the'
facts that he intimated he was in
possession of. It was now after 11
o'clock, and, at first blush, the mem
bers of the council felt it would be
satisfactory that the committee give
a report of it3 investigation next
Monday night. However, the mayor
believed that the charge was too ser
ious to pass, and he advised that the
committee conduct its inquiry and
report before an adjournment for the
night was taken. The mayor named
as such committee Aldermen J. T.
Stephens, Arthur A. HufT and C. L.
Thompson. A recess of a half hour
was ordered to give the committee
time to examine Alderman Simser.
Upon reassembling, the council
novered over the Rock Island city nj , -r,-. r,r
council chamber last night for sev- Alderman Thompson, as spokes
man, asked that the committee be
era! boars following a charge by Al
derman James C. Simser of the
Third ward that a fund had been ap
propriated by a local firm to pnr-
granted further time. Alderman
Frick offered a motion that the re
port of the committee be not accept-
cnaae lue vow 01 memoers or xnaijed. and lt carried. Simser, again
body in support of a certain brand ned upon to Justify his accusations,
of heN submitted In connection with he had no fnrther explanation to
the recent competitive bidding. offer ln other wordS( he proposed
AMermaJi Simser was asked for a standing pat.
presentation of specific facts, and , The aldermen, several talking at
ITS FUTURE IS
TO BE DECIDED
Bock Island Exposition Stock
holders Undetermined as to
CHANGES AT ANY RATEi
Committee to Decide During the
MonthAffairs in Good Shape
when he refused, a committee wan
appointed to conduct an investiga
tion, calling the Third ward represen
tative as a witness, and reporting
back to the council. The commit
tee failed in its mission. Simser's
resignation was thereupon demanded,
but a motion to this effect was with
drawn after the Third ward alder
man, ln a sense, apologized, explain
ing that his accusations did not in
volve any member of the council or
any city official.
IS DRAMATIC SCEE.
It -was probably the most dramatic
scene ever enacted in the Rock Island
city council. It all came so unex
pectedly that members of the body
and spectators were astounded. Al
derman Simser had inquired of the
mayor if the 1,000 feet of fire hose
recently ordered from the New Jer
sey Car Spring and Rubber company
had yet arrived. The mayor replied
that the contract had been signed
onlya few days ago. Alderman Sim
ser flnen Inquired if the hose was to
be tested after delivery, and he was
assured that it would be.
"Mr. Mayor," Alderman Simser
said, I have some facts to offer here
tor your information ln connection
with, the bids for fire hose. I believe I
yon do not know the real reason for I
the failure of the fire and light and
finance committees to report favor
ably to any bidder when the propos
als ta response to the first advertise
ment were opened. I am here to tell
once, demanded that Simser give the
name of the firm or person that held
the Jackpot and point out the mem
bers of the council, if there were any,
who had shared in bribery.
Simser remained silent.
FRICK ASKS RESIGNATION.
"Alderman Simser having made
charges here reflecting on members
of this body, and apparently being
unable to back up his assertions, I
move you, Mr. Mayor," said Alder
man Frick, "that this council request
the immediate resignation of Mr.
Simser from this body."
"Go ahead." said Simser.
"I believe we ought to move slow
ly in this matter," advised Alder
man La Vanway.
Before Alderman Frick's motion
was put to a vote, Alderman Simser
asked to be heard. "Manifestly I
have been misunderstood," he sdid.
"I ought to say to you that I did
not mean to reflect on any member
of this council or any city official, as
they are not involved."
This was accepted ln the nature
of an apology. Mayor McCaskrin
then presented a message, which was
adopted, calling upon Alderman Sim-
I ser if he had knowledge of any cor
ruption or alleged corruption in the
city council, to present his facts at
the committee of the whole meeting
to be held next Thursday afternoon.
S200 HOT, SATS SCHMII).
Alderman G. L. Schmid stated that
Whether or not the Rock Island Ex
position enterprise is to continue dur
ing the remaining two years of the j
lease of Exposition park on Ninth 1
street, or wind up its affairs, er wheth-;
er it will take on a new form of at-,
tiartions. the next month will deter-!
mine. That was the decision of the
annual meeting of the stockholders
held at the New Harper last evening.
The action was the result of an extend
ed discussion of the policy of continu
ing the exposition, during which direc
tors and stockholders expressed their
views on both sides of the proposition.
a motion by Dr. F. A. Smith finally pre
vailing to the effect that the president
appoint a committee of three to inves
tigate the feasibility of broadening the
scope of the exposition to include an
Implement and automobile display, with
the possibility of a stock and poultry
exhibit, and report within a month to
the stockholders, who are to assemble
again at the call of the president. Pres
ident Medill appointed as the special
committee Dr. F. A. Smith. Hon. Wil
liam McEniry and W. A. Schaeffer.
. AFFAIRS IX GOOD SHAPE.
At the opening of the meeting Presi
dent Medlil read his annual report,
which hi complete and comprehensive
form showed the financial affairs of
the company, which had not only liqui
dated its entire Indebtedness and re
turned to the stockholders the stock
levy of a year ago, bnt had left a fairly
comfortable balance in the treasury.
The report was approved and ordered
jof thanks was extended to Mr. Medill
for his faithfulness and fidelity. The
Do You Know
That it is illegal under the
commission form of government
for any city officer or employe to
contribute money, lalxir or any
thing of value toward the nom
ination or election of any per
son other than himself t0 mu
nicipal office? The law, which
aims to make it impossible for
those in power to build up a po
litical machine to prolong their
period of authority or enable
them to "name their successors,
"Any officer or employe of
such city or village who in any
manner contributes money, la
bor or other valuable thing to
any person for election purposes
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and upon conviction thereof
sliall he punished by a fine not
exceeding S:00, or by imprison
ment in the county Jail not ex
reeding 30 days, or both, at the
discretion of the court."
BAR POSTERS OFF
OF POLES IN CITY
Council Delivers Solar Plexus
Blow to Candidates With
TO ENFORCE ORDINANCE
Sjec!l Meeting to He Held to Con
sider Bill for Kxces on Lin
, coin Court Paving.
Aspirants for places on the new city
commission who have had their faces
printed on large cards that they are
IS TOO HOT FOR
The Arena wilt be glad to rrwhf aati
publish rommunlrationa ll.ultrd ta 30
words each from rltlzraa bearing atrtct-
ly ob the ajuallflratloaa for mayor or
coaamtastOBers amder the mrvw form of
mair-isal ((iirramrsl In the city of '
Rock Islnad. Contributors to this eol- j .
"" "r lAluermen Shift Responsibility
ae Bom-ae-piumea as ibt are hi. nni
the real ajanse of the asthor mast be
titwi to The Arena la each lasfaace.
The common jr a t Ion a most he absolutely j
a word, they must be ronflaed to what (NEIGHBORS FIGHTING IT
Kouia oe sue 4 am 1 1 n n i on ci mm
of Otto Adams Petition to
who are to serve under the new order
of elty control.
Editor The Argus: I will give your
Mr. Query $5 if he will properly
(identify himself to the public. 1 will
uispiaying aoout tne streets to mvite i glve your yi
the favorable comment of their neigh-
Applicant Mollis He la Knlitle.l to In.
elude Street mm A Harming -Attorney
Whether Otto Adams is to be per-
ployment was found for three women
who were in need of it.
Superintendent D. C. Kelly of the
waterworks department reported that
wum " " rained to establish a saloon t i;.4
properly answer his own questions j Forty-sixth street is a question thai
as to his own fitness as a candidate has been put up to Mayor G. W. Mc
for mayor or commissioner. ICaskrin to determine. This move
I will give your Mr. Query $.r00jhas been made upon recommendation
it VlA sa r rtrnFA Vi Via ta si 4 1 1 . t .
icandidate. instructing the chief of no- " . .7. .rfc ,ot tne license and market, committee
. V no sk ana trutnruiiy answer nis own Df thomun.n rf
bors received a sclar plexus blow from
the city council at its meeting last;
night when a motion, offered by Al
derman John T. Stephens, himself a
lice to enforce the ordinance prohibit-.!
to.- v,o hon m.mr, ,i-i police department. The mayor is a
month, making a daily average of! candidate 'so. as are several of the
i - .1 :i l . -J l
J , ; b s , z b s gallons. the pump was
kept running 701 hours.
INSPECTS 22 JOBS.
Plumbing Inspector Thomas Ros
enfield submitted a report showing
that he had inspected 22 plumbing
jobs, made 11 sewer connections, ap
plied the final test in eighth cases,
examined three applicants for cer
tificates as plumbers and collected
in fees the sum of $118.
Ing the plastering of telephone and J f, ""h thT. h . flt 19 chalrman- Th committee
telegraph poles with posters, was ! e "n. '"t ' i?.-, ? " had 'nw over ,he """a"'1". oMIn
t w . w....... ... . conferences at which Mr. Ad;tni and
ilive progressive prosperous city like . ,h. ollWMr(, nrnnartv m.nP.
hard. The con:mitt e took the posi
tion that the question involved was
X f a i - - - - - r" ' ' Mini ji ' I HJ Piiiiv
adopted. This duty devolves upon the
a total of 110,616,00 gallons of wa-!ma-:ur' wuo 13 lue ucu "l luc , Rock Island.
Yours for Greater Rock Island,
GEORGE W. McCASKRIN.
members of the council who voted in
support of the Stephens motion.
'If this posting is not stopped," Al
the responsibility upon the executive
head of the city. At tho meeting of ti e
dreman Stephens said. "It will not j is to have charge of the municipal tu- council last nijjlrt Alderman G. U.
be possible for the linemen to climb i berculoeis sanatorium. Mr. Reck
the poles. Anyway, it's an unsightly takes the place formerly tendered W
Schmid wanted all of the aldermen to
go on record. He did not favor th
custom. We have an ordinance that! A. Rosenfield, who notified the mayor idea of leaving the settlement of such
SENIORS IN NIGHT
VISIT TO BUILDING
Class Colors Found Suspended From
Ceiling of Iigh School This
says it shall Mot be done, and let's
have It enforced."
Alderman Martin McN'ealy. who ia
an electrician, offered the information
he waa not in a position to accept the
honor. The mayor also presented an
enabling act. which was concurred in
by the council and copies of which will
that the placarding of poles really was be sent to the Thirty-third senatorial
dangerous to the men whose work it i district representatives in the legisla
was to climb the poles. He believed tnre, giving authority to the city of
it should be stopped. Alderman Mc-1 Rock Island to acquire a site outside
Xealy suggested, however, that it j the municipal boundaries for the loea
would be harmless if the carda were -t Ion of the proposed hospital. The law
tied on the posts. This left the im
pression that "Mac" possibly had got
ten out a new batch of posters of him
self and that he wis trying to find
a means of getting them up. The al-
Another outbreak of class spirit . ... ..,,. . f
vanced hv Alderman McNealy. but the
last night resulted in the suspending j mayor sajd he wonii enforce the ordi
of the senior class colors from the! nance, according to the instructions
directors i were also thanked by the!ceilinS of the assembly room at the of the council.
stockholders for their devotion to the local n,gh chool. V. hen the cat s
intprcctc T,f v, m i away, tne mice win piay was wen
yon. A certain firm in this city had " uau "r'?"
a JacJkpot that was to be called upon Simser that there was a pot of $200
to De aistriouiea anions mciuuna
the council in the hose deal.
In the Interest of one of the bidders.
This particular bidder, lt seems.
ooiM not oonvince the majority of
the Joint committee that its propo
sition was the best for the city, and
thenwpon made the threat thct no
"Now I am satisfied that there is
grafting going on!" shouted Alder
man Charles Uorst.
Alderman John Holzhammer took !
SEW DIRECTORS CHOSEN.
New directors to succeed Charles Mc-
BORST IVASTS TO KNOW
"We have been hearing a whole lot
does not now contain such a provision.
The mayor reported that $5,000 from
the epeclal tax would )be available in
August for the establishment of the
MXCOI.N COIRT PAVIXfi Rat..
The council will hold a committee of
the whole meeting Thursday after
noon to consider the unpaid bill of the
an Important matter to one pernon.
"There are already too many sn'ootm
in Rock Island," Alderman Schmid
said. "The best proof of this is that
the people are rising up and asking
relief of thla council. We hear so
much about a greater Rock Island,
Well, If you want iherlty to rtow you
will have to keep the saloons out of
the residence section If you are t."
Ing to put a bar on every corner In the
city you are going to run some of your
best people out of town. The people
living In the vicinity of this prnimaed
saloon location are objecting, and they
should receive consideration at tho
hands of thU council."
rei'.NTII, TAlta H TO .
Alderman Hrhmid's motion that fh
proven last night, for w ith Principal about the 'Bine Goose,' " said Alder-j nal ordinance gave the estimate as
Trl-City Construction company for the j council decide by vote whether Mr.
Davina- of Lincoln court. There Is still Adams wiu to be issued a license did
due the company $3,057.25. The origl-
!A. J. Burton safely out of the city, !nan Charles Borst. addressing thej$2,700. It was a private contract and
a band of senior boys went up to
mayor. "That's a bad place, if we are this amount was paid by the owners of
not receive a second, whereupon the
report of the license and market com
mittee was acted uion. The motion
was for the adoption of the recotninen-
.i v- , u , H"lihe school and after gaining admls-ito Leiieve tht newspaper police re- the propertv. The balance represents datlon that It be left with th mayor
is and E. W. Lewis, whose terms hadls;0n to the buildine evidentlv made .,h ,v ,.. t,iv,e th v..,.- ,. ... (o,. i
, ' : )U1 lb. ii bfri:iD Ia I L"ti vnfe.it iu itAliaa, mill 111 ivuiiavi.u . ... """"C " .- .nr.....
IJr.itlieir flv to the aftie and nroceeded . .: n . i i.i ... v. Incn onH nov ... . - n.i,A.i n
. . i ue a rvwttLiuu oi & ntciint? ucio is iouiviiik l j iuc tu.T lur a ecLiif ii.r-iii.. '" v. wan unnc-u iui .urn
Judgment against the city for the i resulted as follows
expired, were elected as follows:
ii. 3i. rearce, tienry Kramer, ri. C. to the business
Schaffer and W. C. Maucker.
OI tlie evening, as ; ,inn wnnns en nntnrlmn n a thia
there seems no possible other way!0, x, i." n.urmoi.
-k U , rres!ded ove.r thethat the colors miht have been sus- Borgt faied to gct a rlse ollt of tne
oiuviMiuiut-i a tu-jt-i.iuK. sum ... ii. .xourse ' penciea. me joo was neaiiy aone, :
acted as secretary.
94 ARE ARRESTED
. A ko. Aldprman Frick to task for his al-
tract; that there was money to buy ! legations that there had been too R t f polic Derjartment
off enough of the aldermen. much wining and d:nmg of members j OI fOU Ce Uef"
i vrAn to oft mtm" ofthecouDcii by hose company) Shows Collection of $187
, , ,v,o. uJ agents. Alderman Frick stood bya,
tee, aa you know, and my share Gf WIla'". B v
r hau. r.n Oil IIUO
U.V jwi. l j . , " v w v . - -
a iflnonf. oiTr -was not made to me.
mavnr op tho other members Of the
the colors being left tight against j tt niih. h RfatP, f Mr.
the ceiling of the l,f5 assembly, prob- j information that he is not fully
amy j s or :u teet irom tne noor. i
in Pines in Month.
The Job in the pttic was also cov
up so that they could not be removed
pested as to Fir.-it avenue saloon iden-1 proDably be ready
Iv!h i ti,ies- The "Bllle se" tnat was : that time.
amount has been entered in the coun
Thursday the council also will In
spect the new filter plant, which 1s
Hearing completion, and which will
for Its first test at
utes while some futile attempts were - V"" ' " ! demnation of the
morning were delayed several m'n-
; t .. .V,.. . ....!. o .1 i
f aftllUII OI CL (t .auniAl i,j-tt wi ..iinv , ... ... .1.1 I w t i ..i......, .mil .... r.-nn tll.it II li.J
in Urt eouncil that too much wlno' . ; " " '"I
earned the recommendation that all i l,ias- 1 7" " '. ' Vdli
of the bids be rejected, ae was done'the Merrlam com.n sslon which made
finally. I did not get. fn on any of s sensational discoveries m con
, ' A . . . nertion with ciiy contracts in Chi
the wine, but I could have had some ne",on , itt
1, I...... ;r.oo KAar. rlietsnaH "Thu
,mS u.. i KOR WIDEXIXG OK AVRM'K.
QUaASKs'vAC4Tio ok street. ! Alderman William On-hran present
' eu an oruinauce proviuiug icjr ine cin-
Morrls and Lewis
mads to get them down, it was not
till after classes had passed that Mr. !
Mill Mr k'nrns and Mr Anrfprann
m. ,nr- v..PacLrm cail to an Amis I PT TP r it r- i- - iinonrn A . ! aurfppi'pil in wmnrn'n? !hom nhnnt . juiumg 113 1111
........ L..... . .1 I H I r l.-tir V RiHrK KiL i " " ...r,,.,,, naa
poreentative: "It is not improbable i . w . . -r ,ong I)oJo an(J pUnir.g them down. Ai "c,ul-'i. , ,. ' ... I nance was adopted, and the city attor
lU ivt O' i vr i niui t - ' J .iiiii v.
i investigate and report.
V. H. HECK, ox no A 1(11.
I The mayor appointed arid the coun-
Aye Holzhammer, Huff, Nnab, I.n
Vanway, Simser, Cochran, Sicphens,
Nays -Fric k, Thompson. Sell mid.
McNealy, Ilorst 5.
U. It- Reynolds was present at the
meeting as attorney for the objec ting
property holders. Hoth Mr. Kynold
and Mr. Adams had plals show! iho
frontage In the lclnity of th- :ct on
whkh it U pl umed to ehfah'lsli the f.i-
I loon. Mr. Adam has not yet nut in
I that Information that I gave changed!
bnt I "was given to understand
i ccjiu nave ciiaL aiuuu u l ii t was i ..... . i . ,
. Th chare has been made I "embers of the joint committee that Matron Cart s for Five Prisoners I)ur- the assembly.
o eanna rxilit'an Ta'aniv.thlnl n nil
. . vuiic j v l. . ct i w u-t-u UsXa
avenue rormor v water strati aa- ... t .v
Ta-DTitff.fnnrf h slrfvta in I'Hn (no Tirn.
ihe west end of i '
referred "r Wlu,n u) u,e avenue
' slight hols was left in the ceiling of j
the first fire hose
in January and Provides As
sistance for Families.
So far nothing has been done to
wards the finding cf the guilty par
ities. It is understood, however, thatjcil confirmed unanimously Warren H
of the (wh if I wanted it."
T -will ha T-rsklIri that it xcan Al-
derman H. J. Frick. as chairman of I to say In regard to
Hf and ltrht committee, who. af- ' Panics
ter repeated meetings for considera
tion of the bids submitted after the
first advertiBemect was rented, ad
vised the council to reject al! of the
proposal, despite that other mem
bers of the committee favored t lie
contract going to one of the firms en
tered in the competition. ' There has
i.... ma - a K w Ininir In In i t n
1ZL. .. i, v-r ,,t ... ci;v oSrial is involved in this charge
Ihat time not retire anut we are demanding that he name
wlneo convince me in doing my duty I tne parties who he claim, had made
Up 8 lumi lO USC :il au ouciui iu
I buy votes of members of this council."
MATTER FOB r.RAND JI RT.
The message delivered by the mayor
j the faculty is at work ferreting out
the guilty parties and developments
Reports from the various city de-U .vn,tfl.i what iviii th ft
what the Merriam commission naa ouumiueu to ;ne . Gf the offenders if caught !s hard to
one of the cora-.Auuul" dt ii meeTing last evening. ; say. In other years, they have been
that was competing for tnei"" ' 1 ponce aepart- suspended, but Mr. Burton did not
mmrt brra I had noth ing : ment showed that the sum of S1S7 dhcra tn that nolicv at the time
'further to do with the selection of 'n flnf and fees had been collected when a number of students broke in
the hose which the council ordered during January. There were 30 city , anJ painted the banking boards in
for the Rock Island department. Butjcases. the amount named above hav-!the gymnasium.
i i h nt to Kav that 't Alderman ,Re toIfle solely from them. In ad-1
Plmser knows of "any erafting or cor-!di,iou there were 6 4 state cases tried.!
rut.tins of members of this council the total number of cases both city
t we propose to hnd it out. vi course; - - ''
he has admitted that no alderman orraIs for he police patrol and 31
1-a.us ior me cuy amnuiance. Locig-
towards the city. The agents of the.se
bidders have been too busy among
the aldermen. 1 want them to get ;
out of town and stay out. We are!
Mmnatan tr nocfl 11TOn the hose !
samples. For that reason I wAnt to as follows:
see all of these bids thrown out and R Islnd. - 6- 19"- To
new one called for." Alderman j the Honorable City Council of the City
Frick's recommendation was concur-of Rock Islr.nd. Ontlemen: I have
red in by the council. On the fire j the honor to present a few words to
and fight committee with Frick are you relative to the charges made by
Aldermen Simoer and Cochran. The , Alderman Simser of the Third ward,
members of the finance committee are; The gravity of the charge made here
Aldermen La Vanway, Holzhammer
pits am. i'Mjer ci.orn.
After Alderman Simser had finish
ed his statement to the council last
night. Mayor G. "W. McCaskrin asked
the Third ward representative If he
would not further enlighten the
council; that, inasmuch as he had
made general accusations, there was
a reflection cast upon members of
the council, and if he was in pos
session of epecific facts it was only
fair that he lay them before his fel
"I would like to know about the
iackpot, too." Alderman Frick said.
"I want to hear what Alderman Sim
ser knows We should not stand for
any such damaging innuendos. Let
the cat out of the bag. If there is
one. and then we will all feel better.
yie way matters stand now we are
all under a cloud."
"I have gone as far as I Intend to
at this time," Alderman Simser said.
"But there are others who under
Then, turning and whispering to
a newspaper man, Simser said: "I'll
Kive them all they are looking for'
it they press n.e too hard. For I
Lave tb goods.'
roiIMITTSM I TVAMEIK
There a a general insistence fcv
tonight by him relative to the purchase
o! fire hose deserves your moK candid
reflection, conservative and positive.
When I ask you as a body not to let
this matter go, as stated by him. I
meant it. If there was a jackpot or an
overture of the payment of $50 by any
person to any alderman, then we should
know who that person or firm was or
is that was responsible for such an act. j
Then, this council should know, the
public should know, the taxpayers should
know. There 6hould be a clean-cut
statement made to thtypublic. This is
matter for the grand 'ury, and if found
guilty the person should be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law. I for one
will never cease on this matter until
it is righted, until all those that are
members of tis council are vindicated !
ar.d every city official is vindicated. I ,
believe that we should ask Alderman j
Simser to present ln writtog to the city
council, If he has any specific charge,
not later than Thursday afternoon, at
a committee of the whole meeting of
the city counciL
GEORGE W. M'CASKRIN.
The council did not adjourn until 1
ing was furnished 4 6 1 men
The report cf the po'ice matron,
Miss Dina Ramser, covered only
about half the month of January, be
cause she was our of the city two
weeks. She made 43 calls, received
17, wrote 15 letters, had in her
charge five prisoners, inelud:ng
three women, a girl and a bov. One
insane woman was cared for and tak
en Into court, where she wa.s order
ed committed to the hospital: a
stranded woman was given shelter
CASE IS CONTINUED
Plaintiff Asks Time in Which to Se
cure Witnesses Made Necessary
by .New Affidavit.
A continuance in the Looney-Wilmer-ton
suit, was granted yesterday after
noon by Judge E. C. Graves after the
attorneys on both sides had spent the
day in arguing a motion asking tha.
the plaintiff lie given time for produc
ing additional evidence. The motion
for continuance followed the introduc-
and attention and a runaway boy was ! tin by 'he defense of an affidavit
held and turned over to the proper
authorities. In addition to this four
families were assisted by the As
sociated Charities through the inter
vention of the police matron, and em-
news all the Ore The
A dash of Beta Qamol rn the scalp,
a gentle massage, and PRESTO I itch
iness stops. The scalp has what it
craved a tonic to nour
ish and invigorate.
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Is aallka rh prrpvitioa
f r Uis seals sad bslr. It
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rmMuu Claras, batter as.
ts frf era tbsa
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fncloss saunas hair f oiUcaM,
i.iib m mm voi maa puut.
an4 vassaracss s kuoravnl aruwta
of eapuraUBc sair.
which tended to enlarge the scope of
the testimony. By contending that thi !
made necessary several witnesses who
were not needed before and who could
not be secured on short notice, the
plain'iiT's attorney secured delay. Tha
i defense is contending that there was a
breach of warranty in the alleged sale
of the IxxMiey publication to Wilmer-
ton. Looney is suing tor jzo.uoo. The
case will not come up again this term
Reck as a member of tu ? board that j
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o.ii, ...w ,Joth sl(JeH (f fhw fon do)
Jtv vacated a strip of I . , .. . , . , , . ,
. . '. salorm. Mr. Adams states h!
commodate extension . , , .
face n Forty'rilxth street.
! ney Instructed to proceed. The Bur
lington railroad has agreed to pay the
damages, adopting the alternative be
cause of failure to arrive at a price
with the owners of the property.
which the company promised to ac
quire when the c
the avenue to accom
of track there a year ago.
Seventh ward property owners pre
sented a pe'ition asking for fire pro
tection in that part of t lie city. The
petition was referred to the fire and
Owners of property on Thirty-fourth
! street between Seventh and Ninth ave
nues petitioned the council to hrii.g
does erect one it will be placed within
four feet of the north boundary of tho
Forty-sixth Ktreet coiner lot ltwen
Sixth and Seventh avenue. He
owner of the south lot In the bloc k.
The city ordinances provide that lie
fore a saloon can be opened the ap
plicant for a license must obtain (!"
coiiFt-nt of i he owners of fe-t on
both si ill's of the front, door of 1 1
Is bar will
tion indicates that he has secured the
required froiitago eonsent at th. north
of the d'or of his proposed saloon, but
Attorney Reynold submitted figured
In proof of his contention that the con
sent petltiou was far short at Die
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-Vr. Adania linn yigii'-d for his o-vn .".;
mat street 10 graue in muhe u.oi r. " l U.,.t aIll) Ml ,!llrk ia. jK,,u f,,r f, fy
order that they may build ceni'-nt. I m,)rt Thnt ives blm In re-lity o.,;y
walks. The petition was referred tojM f,.et at U)H Mr vl.
the street and aly committee. ams ,iad (ouuu.,l the t--t of Sev.
........... ' -n Hi Hvemi tix nhh lit ltiir to trn i,'-r
cornnauv nresented Its total bill for
!the installation of the new filter p'ant.
ill amounts to f ;n,T02..'n. It his nil
been paid but the last Installment.
This wai referred to the finair e committee.
NEGRO IS SENT DOWN
ON VAGRANCY CHARGE
Webster Hutchens Will limp to Work
Out Fine of IOO and Costs
at the County Jail.
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aaa. sr adust H-aUt atck at uvM
sad St. taMa soar la 1 nrsis at Ma
4aaaL Mi b 4-nrrto at Kb m caat
aa nmmpx art .aIQHa tmt
a la sum. Ulna ul MK mmtm res
a u Dan aana a-
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wane. ,.v CHiCAOO ." T-l t
C. R. Chamberlin for Mayor.
C. R. Chamberlin, former cashier
of the State bank, today announced
himself as a candidate for mayor.
C. L. Carpenter today entered the
race as a candidate for commissioner.
. Public Notice.
To Whom It May Concern: I wish
to give notice that I w ill not be respon
sible 'or any debts contracted by my
wife, Cordelia Dearing after this date.
Feb. 6, 1911. ADOLPH DEARING.
j First In Series.
Rock Island council 773, N. P. L.
;Wili hold the first of a series of danc-
ing parties at Ellas' hall tomorrow eve
VT. C- U. branch, Xo. 152. will hold
a private dancing party this evening
.at the K. C. hal'
Tears lor nni-formity.
Yours for great
Yours for never
Yours for parity
Yoars for economy.
Yours for e v er y -thing
that goes to
make up a strictly
high grade, over-
That is Calomel. Try
it once and note toe im
provement in your bak
ing. See how much more
economical over the high
priced trust brands, how
much better than the cheap
and big-caa kinds.
Calumet is highest ia quality
moderate in cost
Recorded Highest Award
World's Pare Food
Webster Hutchens (colored!
iiilt, maintaining that there were '5
oilier fcaloons in ih city ttiat
lad been establish'''! by iiirludli.
streets as favorable to their petitions.
With the 60 feet of the avenue al
lowed. Mr. Reynolds hUU held that Mr.
Adams' pctiltlon would be legally deli
Mr. Reynolds read protests froirt
2't property owner and frotu tl.it
cjfflfial boards of Zlon SwediHh Luther
an and Grace Kir-dish Liitherau
V ii mhna m'hfli sr.. l.if'Ate.l r,tl Ki'V.
Irnth avenue Just around the corner
from the Adams lot.
iiiim; on iui. iui.
"I am not here begging," said Mr.
wa8i Adams addressing the council. "I am
3ent to the county Jail th;s morning ! K)mply lusibtln upon my rlKh'K ts h.
by the police magistrate on a charge ' citizen and a taxpayer. f mn i.
of vagrancy. Me will have to workishown b your ordinance that I am
out a fine of $100 and costs at a ratejn"f ""l"'l to count the street In my
nt ti sn r,r dr. This lll reouire :l",t"ln ' 1"lf ril't now. The
about 67 days of work before his fine ; ordnance do-s not sta' ihnt n Mtert
is paid. Hutchens has been hanging
around the depot of the Rock Island
thai! not be counted; ntlt.jsr does It
say that It shall. It wan the opinion of
Southern road. In the vewt end of!'ir Attorney J. K. Witter the a
the elty for a month or more. He street could not be added to a consent
seemed to have a natural abhorrence petition.
for work and he failed to heed a
number of orders from the station
agent to leave the depot and get
some work to do.
So It's up to the mayor.
Notice to My Patrons.
I have decided to discontinue retail
ing my own make of mustard as I ;
Lave in the past and after this date
the same will be found for sale at all
grocers. FREDERICK BOETJE.
Feb. 1 1911.
Taxes Are Now Due.
The books are now open at my of
fice at 1712 Third avenue. Personal
taxes must be paid to the town col-i
lector. 7. NOFTSKER.
Bock Island Council 873
M. P. L.
wishes tu announce that tie
party to be given by them Wed
nesday evening, Feb. b. at fht
Elks' hall Is a private dancIr.K
party and not a public dance,
as erroneously advertised, and
no one will be admitted wltli
'ut lav tat Ion bHnjf .presented
at the door.