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THE ROCK ISHAD ARGUS. MONDAY", MARCH 13, 1911.
WANT LONG VIEW
Dtmcil Insists That Tri-City
Railway Company Live Up
J STRAIGHTEN STREET
V Done, Work Will Be Pushed
Streckfos line Asks Iease for
IMPORTAST MATTER BEFORE
. CITT coirxcn, TONIGHT.
Completion of Long View loop
of Tri-City Railway company.
Application of Streckfua Steam
boat Line company for leaae of
portion of river front between
Seventeenth ane Eighteenth
streets for steamboat warehouse.
Ordinance for additional tele
The Tri-City Railway company todav
fBid to the city of Rock Island $23,750,
ahie as advance rental for use of the
Bock river bridges, thereby fulfilling a
consideration offered the municipality
When the franchise ordinance of the
or po ration was extended several
Months ago. The availability of this
Boney now makes possible the carry
ing forward of the reconstruction work
on the bridges, the contract for which
kas been let to the Clinton Bridge and
Iron company. At a regular meeting of
the council tonight it is expected the
lty and the railway company definite
ly will come to terms as to when the
Long View line is to be completed.
Officials of the company have deferred
beginning of this work, they say, be
ause they were of the impression that
Ike city intended first to straighten out
twenty-fifth street, In which there is a
fog between Ninth and Thirteenth ave
Bues. However, there is nothing to
this effect in the company's ordinance.
But it is specified In the ordinance that
Che Long View line shall be completed
within 18 months after passage of the
rdinanee. The members of the coun
cil are insisting that the company pro
ceed without further delay on this im
provement, the railway to bear the ex
ftense of the grading, after the city has
nred the Jog in the street. This will
fcave to be done through condemna
tion, the city attorney having been in
structed to proceed legally to have this
tuiri) telephone: franchise.
The council at its meeting tonight
will have before it an ordinance pre
sented by the Tri-City Independent
Home Telephone company, which is
eking franchises in the tri-cjties. Two
weeks ago the aldermen voted to refer
Oils ordinance to the incoming com
mission, but subsequently they decided
to have it considered by the present
body. The sentiment generally ap-
fears to be In favor of having the peo-
fie pass on the application of the new .
Company to establish a third telephone
view of this situa- j
Bon there does not appear to be any j
pressing need for iinmpdiate action on j
the ordinance. Furthermore, L. W. ;
Stanton, wbo is promoting the new
ompany. has stated that be would pre
fer to have tlie voters pass upon the
pplicatiou at a special election. Should
"1 r8ent council finally decide to 1
rr me ordnance, unaer e comm.s- ,
don form of government, it is required
vt it ue buuu.iu lu lue vu.tr. o ior
approval before its adoption by the
XKW LKVEK WARKHOl SK.
The Streckfus Steamboat Line com
' which has acquired the property
f the Diamond Jo line, will ask the
Council tonight to give favorable con
sideration to an ordinance granting a
lease on a strip of the levee between
Seventeenth aud .Eighteenth streets on
Which to build a new office and ware
house. The head office of the Diamond
Jo has been located at St. Louis. The
Streckfus line will have its headquar
ters in Rock Island. All of the boate
acquired by the latter from the Dia
mond Jo -will be registered from the
port of Rock Island also. The Streck- !
us complny is the owner of the Acme j
Facket company warehouse at the foot
f Nineteenth street, but it is claimed :
Hat it is not possible conveniently to
tinnd the big boats of the Jo line at !
tAat point. One of the chief annoy- j
UDces. owing to the length of these
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Heats, would be interference with the ,
Ikrry. The Sireckfus company either f
tflll move the Acme warehouse one
(flock west or ill erect a new build
Irg. to be a combination office and
KII.TKR NOT COMPLETED.
At the special meeting of the council
i'lturriay afternoon Orrin S. Holt pr--t
fined a supplemental report on the
Great care must be exercised In the
selection of 6eeds to get these results. Seeds
must be good, fresh stock, not old seeds carried
over by the dealer from season to season.
The seeds we are selling are particularly
adapted to this locality and climate and are fresh
stock direct from the growers.
Our s-cck is complete and a trial will convince
you cf their superior merits.
330 Twentieth Street
construction of the new filter plant, on
which he served as inspector for the
city. The report wu referred to the
waterworks committee. Mr. Holt stat
ed that the specifications had been car
ried out to the letter by the Pittsburg
Filler Manufacturing company, the
builder of the plant, and In some In
stances the company had Improved on
the specifications. F. B. Llepold, gen
eral manager of the Pittsburg concern,
attended the meeting of the council.
He stated that his company had not
entirely finished the Job and was not
yet ready to turn the plant over to the
city. He said it would be time for the
council to offer Its criticisms, If it had
any, when the builder had asked offi
cial acceptance and approval of the
There was another round by the ald
ermen at the excess bill on the paring
and grading improvement In Lincoln
Court addition. No action was taken.
The Tri-City Railway company agreed
to improve the early morning service
by running the 6 o'clock car to the
western terminal of the Fourth avenue
ARSENAL IS TO HAVE
A FILTERING PLANT
Congress Appropriates S80.000
Improvement at Local Gov
Rock Island arsenal is to have a
water filtering plant, congress at Its
last session having appropriated
130,000 for the improvement. The
plant will probably be installed dar
ing the coming summer. Until the
return of Colonel F. E. Hobbs, the
commandant who is in the south, no
plans for it will be made.
PLAN REMOVAL OF
WOODEN WIRE POLES
To Install Iron Support for Trolley
Attachments In Business
The mayor and street and alley com
mittee of the city council, together
with Superintendent J. G. Huntoon of
the Trl-Clty Railway company and
Fred Reimers of the Peoples Power
company, went over Second avenue
this morning preparatory to the re
moval of the wooden wire and trolley
poles and the substitution of neat iron
poles. It Is probable that where It is
impossible to attach the trolley sus
pension wires to the buildings the iron
poles will be substituted for the wood
en poles along Second avenue from
Fifteenth to Twentieth and along
Twentieth as far south as Third avenue
and possibly to Fourth avenue.
Dan Smith has returned home after
! a brief visit In Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Larkin have re-
turned from Colfax Springs.
Carl J. Mueller, manager of the New
Harper, returned last evening from
Hot Springs, Ark.
Mrs. George A. Gilman and Mrs.
George L. Brown of Beloit. Wis., are
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Gilman.
Mrs. Mary Sudlow and Mrs. C. O.
Woodruff have returned home after
au extended visit through the south
Mr aQd Mr(J vV,Um McEnlry
companied DT Mi8s Kate Cleary. Mni
MeEniry's sister, arrived todav from
New Orleans. Mrs. McEniry spent
the winter in the southern city. Miss
Cleary will visit several weeks in
Miss Daisy Oden, tri-city passen
ger agent for the Burlington road,
left Saturday for Norfolk, Va., where
she will attend the meeting of the
International Association of Ticket
Agents, in session there this week.
Miss Oden will have the distinction
of being the onl woman in the
meeting. She was accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. Jennie Blanchard,
of Newton, Iowa, and together they
will visit Cuba before returning
FOR UNNATURAL - CRIME
George Bkk Held to Grand Jury in
George Bick. a former resident of
thla citJP was arrested at Jiis horn
in Moline today on charges prefer-
He is accused of incest and admits
the offense. He was held to the
grand jury in bond of 12.000. -He
went to the county Jail in default
of bond. Bick's wife died last
August. Feb. 26 his daughter.
Frances, aged 17. gave birth to
child. The child died a few days
later. Bick is a building contractor.
Seeds That Grow
When you plant seeds you expect
them to not only furnish vigorous,
healthy plants but you expect a full
stand every seed must grow.
TELLS OF ABUSES
Minnie Hob eft's Story of Gen.
eva School Corroborated
by Emma Peterson.
LATTER THERE ONE YEAR
Swears to Having Seen Two Matron
Boat Girl Over Bare Body With
Minnie Hobert's story of alleged
cruelties suffered while she was an in
mate of the Training School for Girls
at Geneva has created a stir over the
state, and probably will result in an in
vestigation of the Institution by the
legislature. Km ma Peterson, aged 18,
whose horn Is in Sears, has come for
ward and corroborated the material
charges In the affidavit of the Hobert
girl. The Peterson girl was sent to the
home Sept. 2, 1900. She spent a year
there, and was paroled to her parents
in Sears. She was sent from Rock Is
land county as a delinquent. John F.
Hobert, the father of Minnie, upon
learning that the Peterson girl had
been at the Geneva school, visited her
at her home yesterday to secure a
statement from her.
BRCISES OS BODY.
The Peterson girl dictated her affl
davit at the office of P. H. Wells, at
torney for Mr. Hobert. "While I my
self was never whipped at the Geneva
school.'' the Peterson girl said, "1
have heard other girls being whipped
I saw Minnie Eggeter being whipped
That is, I saw the matrons using the
hose. And I said, I could not see
Minnie, for she was lying on her bed.
but I could see Miss Compton and
Miss Baldwin, for they were between
me and the window, and I could see
them laying an the blows. Miss Bald
win began the whipping and after she
was tired Miss Compton took the hose
and continued the beating. Minnie
showed me her body afterward. Her
legs and hips were black and blue,
and there was hardly a spot on her
legs and hips that was not bruised and
discolored. She could not sit down
for several days.
BIGS OJT A THREAD.
"One time a girl named Jeanette
Bender was put in the 'strong room.'
She had a needle and thread In her
dress when she was put In there.
she caught bed bugs and strung them
on the thread to pass away the time.
One day when one of the girls took
food down to her she sent back the
string of bed bugs on the empty plate.
I was upstairs at the time and saw
the plate with the bed bugs on It. She
had twisted the string around until it
made her initials 'J. B.' The matrons
didn't punish her any for that, for
they thought it was funny. I thought
it was fuflny, too."
MAY DELAY BUILDING
OF MASONIC TEMPLE
New Plan for Raising of Funds
Be Considered by Board of
At the meeting of the Masonic
board of control held Saturday night
at Masonic temple, as there was but
a quorum present, no definite steps
were taken in regard to the new
temple building. Another meeting
will be held this week, possibly Sat
urday, and action will then be taken
one way or another. The matter
will either be pushed or will be drop
ped for the time being. The board
has been unable as yet to awaken
sufficient Interest to assure the home.
A number of other enterprises have
been before the public of late and
it seems to be the feeling that the
new home undertaking shall be al
lowed to rest for a time. However,
the board and many of the mem
bers feel that now is the time for
the movement as the Masonic broth
erhood of this city is large enough
to be housed in a modern temple.
It will take at least a year for the
completion of the building, after the
contract has been let. It is prob
able that other plans for the raising
of funds will be adopted, as the
board has asked for suggestions
from other Masonic bodies. The
question of renewing the lease on
the present quarters in the Robin
son building was laid over till the
next meeting of the board of con
FEW OPPOSE SUNDAY
Factories and Baateese Houses Sign
Petition Cumulated by
Factories and business bouses of
the city with few exceptions have
Joined in the petition addressed to
Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald ask
ing that the local poctoffice be closed
on Sundays. Of the fit? persons who
call regularly for mall at the gen
eral delivery window on Sundays
only XI have objected to the Sun
day closing movement. The peti
tion addressed to Mr. McDonald will
be forwarded to the postmaster gen
eral at Washington for final action.
Robe Grocery Store.
Bert Davenport, aged 20. was ar
rested her last night on Instructions
from the Davenport police department.
Today, at Davenport, he was held to
the grand jury for burglarizing
Every worthy style idea finds representation among our
New Spring suits, coats and dresses
Shomp's grocery store, where he was
formerly employed. He took $95 from
the cash register. When arrested he
had just 5 cents.
DEMOCRATS NAME TICKET
Joseph Blochlinger Candidate for
South Rock Island Supervisor.
South Rock Island democrats have
nominated the following ticket to be
voted upon at the April election:
Supervisor Joseph Blochlinger.
Highway Commissioner Joseph
Burgart. v - -
Constable Louis Smith.
Ed Jens was chairman of the cau
cus and J. P. Siemon 6erved as sec
Chairman Bert Corken has' called
a meeting of the city-township com
mittee and democrats of the city to
be held at Rock Island Turner hall
next Thursday evening at 8 o'clock
for the purpose of nominating can
didates for assistant supervisor,
town clerk and constable.
FIVE ARE GIVEN FINES
Woman and Four Men Misbehave
Maggie Evans and Frank MeKauff
key were arrested last night on
charges of disorderly conduct and this
morning they were fined $5 and costs
each by Police Magistrate C. J.
Smith. It seems that they imbibed too
freely yesterday and became obstreper
ous on the street. B. M. Ladd was
fined f 1 and costs on a charge of hav
ing been drunk and disorderly yester
day. Frank Caldwell and Edward Sla
ven were sent to the county Jail for
10 days each on charges of disorderly
conduct. The former was begging on
the streets yesterday and the other
was eo drunk that he could not navi
FIREMEN ARE DISMISSED
Members of Wrecking Crew at Silvis
IK Not Testify.
The members of the railway fire de
partment at Silvis who were arrested
on charges of disorderly conduct fol
lowing their having engaged in a
small-sized riot with alien members
of the wrecking crew, were dismissed
Saturday evening by Police Magis
trate C. J. Smith, before whom the
case was to be tried. The dismissal
was upon motion of the complainants.
Detectives Theodore Peterson and P.
J. Fleming of the Rock Island road.
Difficulty was found in getting the
members of the wrecking crew to tes
tify against the firemen.
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ed on strictly scientific princi
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works on the stomach and bow
els, correcting . indigestion, con
stipation or other irregularities.
Caparine affords excellent relief
for colds and grip; tones up
the nervous system after a
hard day's work.
Dnciatfa mh M aai ZSc
TKe eminent position maintained by this
store in matters of fashion never found
stronger emphasis than in present displays
Foremost American designers
hive not copied what Paris his of
fered but have adapted those ideas
to suit the requirements of sensi
ble American women.
TEe plain tailored suit with its
jaunty short, straight-cut jacket
has almost immediately sprung
into popular favor.
Skirts are plain gored, banded
or pleated, and made a trifle wider
than last season.
Serges and mixtures are the
cloths mostly seen. ,
Suits $12.50 up to $85
Empire and semi-fitted Coats
of serges, mixtures, silks, satins(
coverts, diagonal & basket weaves.
54 and 56 inches long. $10, $12,
$15, $18 on up to $45.
The newest idea to take form
is the English box-back Walking
Coat in three-quarter or 45-inch
length. Cut on the lines of a man's
NOW IN MEXICO?
V. O. Peterson, Just Back From
That Country, Scouts Ru
mors of Trouble.
SAW NOTHING TO ALARM
Asserts Opinion That Report Are
Fostered by American Rail
Rock Island, 111., March 13 Editor
The Argus A plain statement of the
actual conditions prevailing in Mex
ico may be of interest to your readers
in view of the many sensational re
ports so persistently being circulated
in this country as well as In Europe.
Having Just returned from the trop
ics of Mexico and having traversed
that country from Its southernmost
boundary to the Rio Grande, I have
certainly had some opportunity of ob
serving what is going on in the land,
and If the disturbances were only ap
proximately as bad as they have been
represented, I should most assuredly
have been able to detect some indica
tions or symptoms of the trouble.
But I saw absolutely nothing that
could lead anyone to suspect that a
revolution was even thought of. Peace
and order prevailed everywhere and
nothing unusual could be noticed any
where, except in Mexico City, where
formerly at this time of the year the
streets have always been crowded
with American tourists, while now
there are none to be seen, a fact not
very seriously regretted except by the
hotel proprietors and the American
curio-dealers, who are loudly com
plaining of having a very dull season.
SOUTH OF THE CITY.
South of Mexico City there was the
usual military guard of three soldiers
on each train, as has been the prac
tice for many years, but from the city
northward not the slightest Indica
tions of any military activity could
be seen. I came, however, from the
citv by way of the Mexican National
railway along which line there has
been no trouble of any kind reported.
Along the Mexican Central railway
there have been a number of bridgea
burned or dynamited and several vil
lages have been looted by marauding
bands of outlaws, who make a pretense
at carrying on a revolution. There
have been four or five of these bands,
combined probably never exceeding
two thousand men. They have come
from all parts of Mexico and the Unit
ed States, and they limit their opera
tions to the mountainous regions of
the state of Chihuahua along the in
ternational boundary, where no organ
ized army 'can pursue them, and
where it will require the armies of the
two countries to completely surround
As long as the United States will
limit their activities in the matter to
merely preventing contraband of war
from being smuggled across the line
along the principal thoroughfares,
these marauders will be able to obfain
supplies from the American side, and
if will be practically impossible for
the Mexican government ever to cap
ture them. It therefore devolves up
on the government of the United
States to do its share, especially
since many of the bandits are unhing
SNk $12.50, $15
The styles in vogue in France
during the earlier part of that
country's, great revolution have
cast an influence on present fash
ions, both in France and America.
American designers, however,
have embodied these ideas in prac
These are seen in dresses in the
draped fichu finish on the bodices,
the straight line tunics, the broad
sash and the heightened waistline.
Women's and misses. Dresses
of silk foulards, $15, $18.50, $20
Others of all-wool nun's veiling in
exquisite printed patterns, lovely color
effects. $15, $18.50, $23, $2250.
Wash Dresses of percale, gingham,
repp and linen; some trimmed with
lace and embroideries, $1.95, $2.50,
$3.50 up to $1150.
ed American citizens, who are in the
employ of American corporations and
are well paid for circulating as wild
rumors about the "revolution" as
their mercenary imaginations can
It is the universal belief in Mexico
among all well Informed people, that
all the revolutionary stories circulating-
in the American and European
papers, not one-tenth of one percent
of them being based on any facts
whatsoever, are being fabricated for
the express purpose of destroying the
credit of Mexico and compelling the
Mexican government to sell the na
tional railways to the American rail
The operation of the Mexican rail
roads by the government has been so
successful, that the object-lesson thus
presented to the American people
naturally must endanger the future of
the trust In the United States, and
this danger muBt be removed at any
price, even the life of an entire na
V. O. PETERSON.
Naw Truck for Arsenal.
A fin. new automobile truck arrived
at Rock Island arsenal Saturday from
the Anderson factory at Detroit and
was this morning placed In use, dis
placing the horse and wagon which
has been used. The machine Is the
latest model, and is propelled by elec
tricity. It Is capable of making 15
miles per hour. It is used for the
conveying of mall from the local post
office to the arsenal.
Nature Is Past Mistress
In the srt of healing; but she can't
make seeds grow on barren ground.
She can't make blood with a torpid
liver. Give ber a lift with the Red Cir
cle Pill. She'll do the rest.
The Ideal Face Powder
Makes face, hands, arms and nerk as white as milk and
does not show or rub off. Pimples, Rlac-kbeads, Freck
les, Moth or Liver Spots cured in a few days. Have
handled this preparation for years and recommend it.
Thomas Drug Co., W.T. Harts. Price 50c.
The Undersigned $
has several nice homes in Rocgj)
and, which he will sell cheap '
All of them
street railway lines.
Call and inquire.
Suite 210 Peoples NationH'
AUSTRIAN IS SHOT
Five Ballet Wounds Inflicted in Body
of Peter IJt as Ilenult of
Fight in an Alley.
Peter Lit, an Austrian who has
been making bis home at 401 Forty
fourth street, is lying In a precar
ious condition at Ft. Anthony's hos
pital as the result of five bullet
wounds which were inflicted upon
him by a young fellow countryman
The police are looking for the lat
ter whose name Is unknown to theru
as yet. It seems from the testimony
of roomers at the place Ltts llie-l
that Lits and the fellow who shot
him got into an argument Saturday
night in an alley in the rear of the
house. The firing of the shots at
tracted attention and I.lis .in
found lying in bis own blood. Tbe
other fellow had disappeared. I. Its
was taken to the hospital. He s
perhaps fatally wounded.
A Fierce Night Alarm
I" the hoarse, startling couh of a
'child, suddenly attacked by croup.
Often it aroused Lewis Chaiublin of
Manchester, Ohio (II, R. No. 2) fcr
their four children were greatly sub
ject to croup. "Sometimes in severe,
attacks," he wrote, "we were afraid
they would die, but since we proved
what a certain remedy W. Kings
New Discovery is. we have no fear.
We rely on it .'i croup and for
roughs, colds or any throat or lung
trcuble." S.- do thousands of others.
So may you. Asthma, hay fever,
grip, whooping cougb, hemorrhages
fly before it, 50 cents and ft. Trial
bottle free. Sold by all drugglnts.
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within a 7.75
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