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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAT 20, 1911.
CONTRACT IS LET
Oolllni Bros, to Erect Exten
sion to the Longfellow
SEVEN BIDS ARE RECEIVED
Structure Will Have Dimensions of
68x70 and Will Embody Sen
Features of Work.
Last nltht the board of education
opened bids on the addiuon to and al
teration d present Longfellow sctool,
Forty-first street and Seventh a venae.
There were seven bids for the general
construction, for both fireproof and
the ordinary Joist building as follows:
Collins Bros 121.820
1L F. Paulsen 22,690
A. J. Endter . 23,561
J. Blevers '. 23,730
John Volk & Co 24,10)
C. J. Laikin 24,475
H. Tarpendorf 27.536
The contract was awarded tc Col
lins Bros, for the sum of $21,820. It
Is interesting to know that these con
tractors wanted $300 more for the
wood constructed building than for
the fire proof structure. This is ex
plained by the fact that in "rood con
struction thsre would be required a
great deal of metal lath plastering and
steel ceilings which would hve to be
PLCMBI.VQ AND ITCATTOG.
The plumbing bids ran as follows:
Channon Dufva $2, 535. CO
Allen Myers & Co 2,650.00
Ward tt McMahon 8,385.25
The contract was let to Ward & Mc
Mahon. The heating bids were as follows:
Channon tc. Dufva $4,028.43
Allen Myers & Co 4,400.00
Ward & McMahon '4.230.0U
The contract was !e: to Channon
The bids for the electric wiring
were as follows:
Lelthner & Weishar $ 845.00
Electric Const Co 979.4!
Illinois Cont Co 1,120.00
The contract was let to Lelthner &
This building will be 68x70 feet on
the couth side of the present struc
ture. It will be independent, with a
connecting link between. The school
board adopted the cndvrn type with
flat roof, which is inexpensive of con-,
struction and maintenance. The exter
ior will be faced with a vitrified
brick conforming with the present
structure. The trimmings will be white
There win be no basement below
the ground, but on the main floor will
be located a cooking school loom, a
manual training room and a large
room for physical exercise and assem
bly purposes. On the main floor above
will be four class rooms, complete
with book cases, wardrobes, teachers'
closets. There will also be one prin
cipal's room overlooking the play
grounds. The heating will be the same type
as in the new Grant schools with an
abundant supply of fresh air and a fan
in. the attic to facilitate the movement
of the air when the weather is damp
The new part as well as the old will
be wired complete for electric lights
and fixtures so that there will be no
danger of ruining the children's eyes
on the very dark days of December
when no amount of windows provide
The boiler will be located In the
present building where is now located
the coal room and a new coal room
PLANS FOR CONVENTION
Meeting to Arrange for Entertain
ment of Druggist Delegates.
Committees "representing the Illi
nois Pharmaceutical Travelers' asso
ciation, the Rock Island County Drug
gists' association, the Rock Island club
and the Rock Island Business Men's
association, together with the wives of
the committeemen of the two first
named organizations, will meet next
Monday night at 8 o'clock at the New
Harper to discuss final arrangements
for the entertainment,, of the delegates
to the annual convention of the 111!
nois Pharmaceutical association and
the Illinois Pharmaceutical Travelers'
association in this city June 6-8.
11 FURNITURE AT ATTRACTIVE PR I
Whether you are contemplating the purchase of only one single piece of furniture, or a complete outfit, you'll do well to get fully acquainted with the
good furniture on sale here and the attractive prices for which we offer it. Every dollar you invest in home furnishings at this store means a good,
safe investment the quality of our goods makes it so. Come here tomorrow and let us show you why this store has become the trinities' leading
furniture store. Everything marked in plain figures.
A Few Reasons Why You Should Use an
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This All Quarter-Sawed Oak Buffet
exactly like cut it is a beautiful
style the wood is select quarter
sawed oak and is finished as fine as
a piano, you will not appreciate the
real value until you have seen it. We
have others as low as $15.00.
An All Oak Dresser
Solid oak dresser similar
to cut smoothly finished,
has bevel plate mirror. The
price Is low for a strictly
high grade dresser.
Public notice is hereby given that
a special meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Streckfus Steamboat Line
company will be held on the 17th
day of June, A. D.. 1911, at the
hour of 10 o'clock, a. m., at No. 39
State bank building in the city of
Rock Island, 111., for the purpose of
considering the following questions:
1. Changing the name of said cor
poration to Streckfus Steamboat
2. Increasing the number of . di
rectors of said corporation from
three to five.
3. Electing two directors in case
the proposition to Increase the num
ber of directors 1b adopted.
Board of Drectors.
fiSancik9 WMtfe Emiainmel Oiraed
OnueTTEiinird Less (Ksis
It is truly a wonderful stove, just think of having a nice snow white oven in your gas
stove, instead of a black one, think of how much more appetizing and sanitary it is to
bake the food you eat in an oven that is "Snow White enameled," an oven that you can
wash and keep as white as the plate you eat from, this is worth your consider
ation, come in and let us show you this stove, also let us prove to you that "Buck's"
gas range will use at least one-third less gas.
If you want one of
these chiffoniers you
will have to come
quick, as they will
not last long at the
Cotton Felt Mattress
In a fancy art ticking, this mattress Is guaran
teed to be as good as some stores ask $10.00 for,
look at our price, we ask you to compare the quality-
with others then we know you will appreciate
the value we are offering you.
Corner Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
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CHORDS AND DISCORDS
OUR WEEKLY STORY.
D Y E. B. 5TKOW1V.
The teachers of one of the rooms in
a school in the suburbs, bad ben
training her pupils in anticipation of a
visit from the school commissioner.
At last he came, and the classes were
called out to show their attainments.
The arithmetic class was the first
called, and in order to make a good im
pression, the teacher put the first
question to Johnny Smith, the stai
"Johnny, if coal is selling at $S a
ton, and you pay the coal dealer $21
dollars, how many tons of coal will
he bring you?"
Three," was the prompt reply
The teacher, much embarrassed, said,
"Why, Johnny, that isn't right."
"Oh. I know It ain't, but they do It
ALMOST TlTRJCaUJ TABLES.
An act of kindness last week on
the part of a business man who has
an office In the Safety building al
most resulted in his arrest. The in
cident was a laughable one and it
afforded much amusement for the
occupants of the building. One of
the professional women bad Just re
turned to her office In the building
and she found she had as a caller
an intoxicated stranger. He was ly
ing on the couch in the room and
all efforts of the woman to dislodge
him were fruitless. Finally she de
termined to summon aid. and step
ping in the hall she grasped the first
HAS 110 SUBSTITUTE
Tho anty baking powder
oiada from Roypt Crzpo
CfBcm of Tartar
man she met and told him of the
The man whom she pressed into
service Is not only very gallant, but
is prominent in church ctrcles in the
city. He roused the stranger with
the package and escorted him to the
elevator. They both entered the lift
and when it had conveyed them hall
way down the chute the stranger
began to search h!s pockets. He did
not find what be was looking for.
Evidently the article which he sought
was one of great value. The gal
lant bouncer became alarmed and
offered his services in the search.
This rather infuriated the ejected
man and he turned on the other and
asked him to produce the watch and
chain which he had lifted from his
pockets or suffer immediate arrest.
The church man was chagrined. To
think that anyone, no matter how
far he might be from his right
senses, should accuse him of such a
crime. He, with several friends, finally
convinced the floater that be wa
mistaken, and at last the trouble
maker was hurried to the street and
sent on his way, that he might seek
more welcome quarters for his next
PREACHER WITH A PACKAGE.
Among the offenders before Mag
istrate C. J. Smith In the local po
lice court during the present week
was a clerical-appearing individual
who stated that his . home was In
?owa and that he was a laborer. He
was one of a trio that crossed over
Into Illinois last Sunday carrying a
cargo of liquor withwhich to aid
In a celebration in the latest addi
tion to dry territory. He waa fined
$1 and costs, and settled.
"That's one I put over on your
Rock Island police court," smilingly
remarked the man with the clerical
air. "Of course if I had disclosed my
identity I would have had to pack
my trunk and leave these parts."
It turns out that the - offender
preaches in a chapel in one of the
outlying townships of Rock Island
county and that be is highly regarded
by his flock. He had a Sunday off,
met two friends, and landed in Dav
enport, one of the trio having a sup
ply of disturbance oil In a suit case.
When they reached Rock Island all
were pretty well pickled. The
preached tried to quiet his compan
ions, hut the more he importuned
them the more boisterous they grew.
The three were arrested by the po
lice. All plead guilty to disorderly
TOTS JTOGITS SCBSTITCTE.
A Rock Island friend of Judge Ken
esaw Mountain Landis, who slapped
that big fine on the Standard OiU
company, teus ue iouowmg:
Judge Landis, who sits in the feder
al court in Chicago, took his wife to
dinner at one of the leading cafes In
his home city. At a table in another
part of the room there were seated a
young man and a strikingly pretly
girl. Mrs. Landis directed the atten
tion of her husband to the young
woman, to whom her escort seemed
"What do you say are they mar
ried?" Mrs. Landis asked.
"So, my dear, they are not."
"How can you tell?"
"Well, if I must furnish proof to
convince you," said the Judge, "I will
do so. That young man is a. lawyer
from an eastern city. He argued a
rase before me today. He Is married,
(and I happen to know that he did not
bring his wife west with him on this
trip. When he makes his itemized
statements out on his return home
there will be $25 for entertaining the
judge. That is customary. The young
lady, you will perceive, Is filling my
MEANEST WOMAN FOl'XD.
The meanest woman in town has
been discovered.' She was a pasaen
ger on a Watch Tower closed ear a
few weeks ago. She is a middle-aged
woman. The car waa filled when she
came aboard. She stood alongside a
seat occupied by two business men
from the city. The one holding the
outside half of the seat arose to make
room for the woman. She acknowledg
ed the courtesy and accepted. The
business man Btood In the aisle. He
carried a lighted cigar. Presently he
put the cigar to his lips and blew on
it In order to keep It "alive" until he
arrived at his destination.
As the conductor passed through up
the aisle he was halted by the woman
who had just been given a seat. "See
that man," she said. "He is smoking
on this car in the presence of lad
ies. He ought to be removed."
The conductor Investigated, but
found that the man was not smoking.
Did he give up his seat the next time?
Neither would you have done so.
WATER FOR THE FROGS.
They were standing at Third ave
nue and Twentieth street.
"Wonder why it is the street car
company keeps that crossing so soak
ed with water, and then neglects the
rest of the street," queried one
"There is always water standing in
Staarna 9 EJoctrio
Rat and Roach Pasta
i to externals rsu, mlee. cockrch ,
' watarboca. ws fiessy (or
M y fcacalflifaga.
CSe and SlOk. Sold everrwbere.
CTUIIS mSTKS PASTE C&,CUcaitf,CL
puddles around those switches, no
matter how dry it Is. "Wonder if it
helps the switches to keep them soak
ed?" "Why don't you know why they
keep so much water in the switches?"
answered the other. "It's for the ben
efit of the frogs, of course."
BREAKING THE NEWS.
(From the Davenport Democrat.)
An announcement party was given
Tuesday evening; at the home of Mrs.
M. A. McGregor, which waa a great sur
prise to many friends. The affair was
in tha nature of a social evening; for the
daughter of the home. Miss Bessie Mc
Gregor. The evening was pleasantly
spent In music and about 10 o'clock a
long distance telephone call was an
nounced for Miss Kuth Johnson, one of
the guests. Miss Johnson aoon found
the call to be from Des Moines and the
rarty at the other end of the line, Oscar
Bwanson, who announced that Miss Mc
Gregor had consented to become his
bride on June J7. A merry time en
sued. IN STARK COUNTY.
(From the Stark County News.)
W. B. Crum buried a colt this week .
Dick Robson had a very sick horse
last week. Frank Craig also bad a.
Lawrence Coulson's are going to have
music at their house betimes, as they
have Installed a fine piano.
Mr. Dye had a runaway last week that
barely missed being a serious one, as he
came so near to being jerked under the
wagon wheel that the wheel went over
one thumb and bruised It quite badly.
New doors now grace the outward ap-
ftearance of the Methodist ohurch an
m prove m en t of which the people have
long stood in need, and now the next
thing on the program snouia oe the
building of a porch over these doors as
a protection from the weather.
A. A. Weber has secured the territory,
including Penn, Valley and Saratoga
townships, for-the ageney of a certain
Arm's condition powders and stock dip.
Last week, as a very encouraging start,
he dispensed of a ton of the powders
and (0 gallons of the dip.
HAS GOODS ON ROBERT.
(From Port Byron Globe.)
Robert Henderson, our earstlme gen
ial -meat cutter, showed up with his
smiling countenance this week. Rob la
quite popular among our young women,
and the question la, "Who will It be?"
nr RETS OLDS.
(From the Reynolds Press.)
Cicero Boyles has lust completed a
fine new hog bouse.
Tony Rlchter turnea sou ror his
father, Peter Wlrts, last week.
Fred Mueller is hauling gravel.
Mr.' Allen was breaking a colt Wed
LOCATES THE AFRICAN.
(From the Sherrard Bulletin.)
The brotherly love which ia supposed
to. pervade all fraternal organisations
umes. Dr. C. O. Granere, the li
brarian, had charge of the giving
out of the books at the old library,
while Marcus Skarstedt, who is to
act as Dr. Granere's assistant, saw
to the placement of the books on
the shelves of the new library.
Although the books were carried
over in a systematic manner, total
rearrangement will be, nevertheless,
necessary. This will flot be done
now, however, as it is the desire of
the school authorities to have every
thing at the new library in as good
shape as possible for the dedicatory
exercises. Under the direction of
Dr. Granere and Mr. Skarstedt, the
whole library will be recatalogued
COURT HOUSE RECORD
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Real Estate Transfers.
E. H. Guyer to E. F. Johnson, lots 8
and 9, block 5, Columbus Park addi
tion. Rock Island, $3,000.
C. H. Pope to Charles Olson, lot 30,
block 167, East "Moline, $400.
David M. Hamler to P. W. Kadel, lot
182, block 2, Donohoo & Co3nes first
addition, East Mollne, $325.
Emma J. Sloan to Louis Ryckebush,
lot 8, block 8, R. Walker's Place, Mo-
E. H. Guyer to Sarah J. Bledsoe, lot
15, block 7, Buford & Guyer's addition,
Rock Island, $280.
Isabella M. Meekin to William James
McMeekln, part northwest section
A Burglar's Awful Deed
may not paralyze a home so complete
ly as a mother's long illness. But Dr.
King's. New Life Pills are a splendid
remedy for women. "They gave me
wonderful benefit in constipation and
female trouble," wrote Mrs. M. C. Dun
lap of LeadUL Tenn. If ailing, try
them. 25 cents at all druggists.
received a ba
the meeting of
the Royal Neighbor head eamp at Den
ver, when election of officers came up.
and it cam so near being a riot that a
squad of police had to be called to re
store order. The trouble was that there
was not enough offices to go around to
suddIv all who wanted to be honored.
aAd consequently the real purpose of the
meeting was lost aignt ox tor a time.
30,000 VOLUMES MOVED
Books Transferred From Old to New
Angus tana LeDrwry.
Headed by Dr. Guitar Andreen,
president of Augustana, the faculty
and students of the college trans
ferred the books from the old library
to the new yesterday afternoon, a
half holiday Being taken for that pur
pose. It was a big undertaking and
it took the band of 50 loyal .workers
from 1 to 6 to move the) 20,000 vol-
KEEP THE KIDNEYS WELL
Health Is Worth Saving and Some
Rock Island People Know llow
to Save It.
Many Rock Island people take
their lives in their hands by neg
lecting the kidneys when they know
these organs need help. Blck kid
neys are responsible for a vast
amount of suffering and 111 health
the slightest delay is dangerous. Use
Doan's Kidney Pills a remedy that
has cured thousands of kidney suf
ferers. Here is a Rock Island citi
Hugh Garvin, E01 Fifteenth street.
Rock Island, 111., says: "I osed the
contents of one or f two boxes of
Doan's Kidney Pills a few months
ago with good results and I can say
that other members of my family
have taken them with benefit. Some
times I suffered from a dull, nagging
ache through the small of my back,
accompanied by a distressing kidney
weakness. When Doan's Kidney
Pills were brought to my attention,
I procured a supply and their use
soon relieved me." . .
(From The Argus files of 1886).
May 14 Harry Sage Wednesday
received a telegram from the mana
ger of the St. Paul club of the North
western league asking for his terms
of engagement as catcher for the
season. Sage replied "$100 per
month and expenses" and back came
the answer, "Consider yourself en
gaged; ticket at the depot in your
city." Sage left yesterday morning
and bis sudden departure leaves the
Stars without their captain and best
Dr. W. T. Magill was elected this
morning as president of the State
Dental society, which was in session
here for several days.
M. M. Sturgeon, Esq., is suffering
with a lame foot, necessitating the
carrying of a cane.
The high school quarters will be
transferred from the upper rooms of
building No. 4 to building No. 3.
The pupils in the grades in tbe two
buildings will use building No. 4.
May 15 Division Agent H. D.
Mack of tbe Burlington road receiv
ed this morning notice of the promo
tion of Conductor J. C. Stanton to
the office of train master of the St.
Louis division with headquarters at
Beardstown to take effect at once.
The high school graduating class
numbers 17 and commencement ex
ercises will be held at Harper's the
atre, June 11. Frank D. Taylor is
one of the graduates.
Sage made his first appearance
yesterday with St. Paul and played
a fine game, putting out 12 men
without an error.
May 17 Coloned D. W. Flagler,
commandant of Rock Island arsenal
for 15 years, has received Official
notification of his transfer to Frank
ford arsenal, Philadelphia. Colonel
Thomas G. Baylor comes here as his
successor. Tbe change will be made
Arrangements for the glorious
Fourth are already cropping out and
several organizations are planning
May 18 John Deere, the vener
able and renowned pioneer plow
manufacturer of Mollne, passed from
earth last evening.
Albert Taylor and bride have re
turned to the city and will make
their home here.
Martin Schoonmaker, Esq. of Rey
nolds went to Chicago last night,
having been notified by Marshall
Marsh that he was wanted to serve
as juror in the United States' court.
May 19 Division Freight Ager.l
Mack of tbe Burlington was out in
specting the track at the upper end
of the division yesterday. He mad
his trip on tbe cowcatcher of a loco
motive. Postmaster Hawes has completed
the work of redecoration at the post-office.
May 20 Alderman Collins has
recovered from a week's Illness caus
ed by biliousness.
The. Rock Island Plow works and
the Eagle works in Davenport shut
down today in respect to the late
The foremen of the different hose
companies held a meeting at the
Wide-awake hose house Tuesday
evening at which Chief B. F. Knoi
presided. The object of the meot
lng was to complete arrangement!
for the annual parade and review
which is to be held May 27. The
annual dinner Is to be served at Tur
ner bail at 4 o'clock and the annual
ball will take place at the rink.
Aid for Strikers.
Boston. Mass., May 20. The Boston
Woodcarvers' association will send
$1,000 to aid tbe woodcarvers who ars
on strike in Grand Rapids, Mich.
WE MAKE SHIRT AND COLLAB WORK OUR
SPECIALTY AND 3UARANTEE SATISFAC
TION. ALL WORK DONP THOROUGHLY
Phone West 237.
1803 Third Avenue.