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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JULY 7, 1911.
BOTH SIDES OF
Talks in Commission For and
Against Central Union
PRIOR TO ITS PASSAGE
This and Other Proceedings Before
the Municipal Body at Late
In the discussion of the Central
Union Telephone company's amended
ordinance yesterday afternoon by the
municipal council, previous to Its adop
tion, as reported in last night's Argus,
Commissioner Robert R. Reynolds
spoke In opposition to the proposal.
He said the people want protection
against the Bell monopoly, though they
may be In faror of a single telephone
system. He said there was a question
as to whether or not the measure was
a franchise or grant, and therefore
should be submitted to the people for
action. One phone system does not
furnish good enough service, as has
been proposed, he said, by the service
Turnished duriDg the last few years,
when the Union Electric company went
Mayor Schriver said that he had
tried ever since he had been in office
to feel the public pulse and find wheth
er the people were In favor of one tel
ephone or two. The result In every
instance pointed to one phone, and
therefore his vote was oast that way.
Commissioner M. T. Rudgren explain
ed that were the company asking for a
franchise, the city would be in posi
tion to make demands, but as the com
pany already has a franchise, and only
sought an amendment to it, the city
could not enforce any demands, and
so he was in favor of taking the thing
which in his mind is best for the city's
welfare. He was satisfied that the
maximum clause is a good thing,
though he would like to see it lower.
S. R. Ranson was another speaker
He advised against the action, but said
that the council was at liberty to do
as it pleased and that a reversal of
Its action would be sought by asking
for a vote by the people on the matter.
FOR A STREET ST A M).
A petition signed by Bernard Con
nelly, H. E. Curtis and Albert Huber
was presented to the council asking
that James Atkins, a man who is in
capacitated for physical work, be al
lowed to conduct a peanut and popcorn
stand on Eighteenth street, north of
Second avenue, without a license. The
petition was granted by unanimous
THE SEVENTH WARD SEWER.
Upon motion of Commissioner M. T.
Rudgren, the contract of the D. E.
Keeler Construction company of .Dav
enport for the installation of the west
section of the Seventh ward sewer
pystem. was accepted. The matter has
been under consideration for some
time because of a few technicalities in
noon. There will be no further court
work until the September term, which
will commence on the third Monday of
IS ON THE INCREASE
Rock Island's Xew Suburban Line
Makes Great Showing for
Figures recetved yesterday by C.
E. FearonB of the Rock Island
Southern show that that corporation
is carrying Into Rock Island a large
number of people. The statistics
were for the Fourth of July traffic
and are surprising. More than
2,400 people were conveyed from
points between Monmouth and
Galesburg to this city. The greater
number came from the other ter
minal and from Aledo. The traffic
put into the road's strong box $2,
900. Twelve trains of three cars
each were In operation all day long.
PLASTERS BIG FINE
ON GEORGE MARSHALL
Colored Proprietor of Blue Goose
Suffers Penalty of $30 and Costs
for IHsorderiy House.
Adjourn May Term.
The May term of the circuit court
came to a termination yesterday after
noon by order by Judge E. C. Graves,
who held a short session in the after-
George Marshall, colored, proprieto"
of the old Blue Goose saloon at 1920
First avenue, was arrested yesterday
afternoon by Chief of Police James W.
Brinn for conducting a disorderly
house. He was fined $50 and costs in
police court on the charge. Saturday
afternoon, as has been told before, a
pair of negresses engaged in a razor
cutting scrape because of jealousy
caused by the attention of a friend of
one for the other. One of the women
was badly cut up in the scrape and
the other was slightly injured. Pearl
Williams was bound over to the grand
Jury for alleged assault with a deadly
weapon. The other woman, Frances
Penick, was dismissed.
Lola Mahaffey and Lydia Bowen and
William Uthoff were arrested last ev
ening by Officers Meenan and McCar
thy for disorderly conduct. The iri"
r.ccupkd a house on Fifth avenue, and
neighbors complained of disorderly
conduct. Sach was fined $5 and costs
in the police court this morning by
Justice C. J. Schroeder.
Will Roach and Ed Church, tran
sients, arrested by Detective Peter
Fleming of the Rock Island road for
stealing rides and loitering around the
railroad yards, were sent down for
five days this morning for disorderly
John Doyle, an old offender, was
given 10 days this morning for drunk
enness. 'Ten hoboes were rounded up In the
railroad yards last night and this
morning after a lecture in the police
court were hurried out of town.
WILL SELL BOTH
Central Union to Dispose of Ex
isting Buildings and Move
TO HAVE MODEL SERVICE
So Says Superintendent Rottger Who
Talks of Plans of the Company.
Loses Suit to Oust Mayor.
Uncoln, 111.. July 7. Judge T. M
Harris lu the circuit court yesterday '
decided against William Schulte, who i
was contesting the seat of Mayor W. !
D. Gayle, declaring Gayle elected by
five votes. In the April election Gayle,
democrat, and Schulte, republican, each
received 1,025 votes. Mayor Gayle won
when lota were cast before the city
council, after which Schulte filed the
"There are a few things you may
say to the public apropos of the pas
sage of the ordinance permitting the
Central Union and Union Electric Tel
ephone companies to consolidate In
Roc Island." said C. H. Rottger, state
superintendent of the Central Union,
last evening. "One is that within 60
days, or thereabouts, Rock Island will
have a brand new equipment fn a
brand new building. The present
buildings of both the Ontral Union
and the Union Electric will be sold and
a desirable site purchased out in the
middle residence district, as has been
heretofore stated, where will be erect
ed a building adapted to our needs.
This will be of ornamental design, fire
proof throughout, with all the wire
connections under ground. This build
ing will cost in the neighborhood of
$25,000, and it will contain a switch
board of sufficient size to accommo
date the demands of Rock Island for
years to come. We expect to put on
a thousand more subscribers within
the next two months, and we will be in
a position with the new equipment to
accommodate them and give quick and
(AISE OK TKOIBI.F.
"The trouble in Rock Island in the
matter of service has not been with
the operating department. The cause
has been the wearing out of the batter
ies in the return circuits and a lack of
facilities to serve all our patrons. The
outside equipment is now in practically
perfect condition. When we get the
in f ide work done, There will be no fur
Cr cause for complaint. I warrant
you. But we are not attempting to
make excuse for the past; we prefer
rather to have the future speak fo.-
Itself. You are going to have a model. '
up-to-dare i-lruit. that is all. and I do
not hesitate to say there will be no ad
vance in the rates here, despite the in
creased volume in the business that I i
we expect. The rptcs will remain as
they are for many years to come.
DOWN TOU'X A OMMOAT10S.
"In order to accomtioiiate the down
town business, long distauce and other
wise, which now goes to our Nine
teenth street building, we will, with
the removal of headquarters further
out, establish in the New Harper a
complete sub-station, with switch
board and operator, such as is the case
in all the large cities. You will have
as good service there for the transient
business as is given at the main of
Semi-Annual Clearing Sale
Your unrestricted choice of any fancy suit in our
entire store at the following prices:
Suits sold all season
for $15 to $18
No Tampering with Figures.
Suits sold all season
for $20 to $25
Suits sold all season
for $27.50 to $35
No Juggling with Prices.
20 Per Cent Off of All Black and Blue Suits
60 dozen negligee shirts, Emery and
Model, sold for $1. sale price
60 dozen men's balbriggan underwear,
sold all season for 50c, sale price
75 dozen Emery shirts, sold all season
for $1.50 and $1.75, sale price
"Men's 50c neckwear, silk and
35c, 3 for Sl.OO
STRAW HATS 1-3 OFF
FOR CASH ONLY.
NONE ON CREDIT.
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Saturday, July 8
Choice sirloin steak, -a
per pound I1C
Choice hamburger steak r
per pound C
Brick ch'eese, m y .
per pound H
Beef pot roast rr
per pound VTJO
Pickled pigs' feet in vinegar
Seventeen markets in five different states.
Rock Island branch, 1658 Second avenue.
Davenport branch, 107 East. Third street.
CLEARED BY GIRL
Mabelle Barnett Claims Intimi
dation in Entering Charges
Traffic on the Mississippi is now in
no immediate danger from low water,
according to Forecaster J. M. Sherier.
The recent rains, while not sufficient
to raise the river stage appreciably,
have at least checked the falling ten
dency. Yesterday a slight rise in the
stage was reported at St. Paul, where
it stands only 1.7 feet above low water
mark, the same condition as prevails I
here. At Keokuk was another rising j
tendency. So far the heavy rains re
ported at Dubuque have made no per-j
ceptible change, but with the rains
that have already fallen and with un
settled weather conditions for another
24 hours, the outlook is favorable for I
the time being.
The excursion steamer Sydney
touched here this morning at 9 o'clock
and laid over for a few hours prior to
starting to points down the liver to
conduct a series of excursions. For the
last two weeks it has been plying In
WAS LOCKED IN AN OFFICE
Alleged Arrest as Part of Plan to
"tet City Administration" .
Thf steamer St. Paul, which is due
here from St. Ixmis omorrow noon,
was six hours late out of St. Louis, but
was expected to make up- some time.
After touching here she will continu?
After touching here it will continue
its run to St Paul.
Friday of next week the steamer
Columbia w ill take the Lend-a-Hand
club of Davenport for a moonlight ex
cursion. N'o intoxicants will be sold
on board. The v. V. and barge will
take the "Hello" girls on a like trip at
the same time. The steamer has been
chartered by the Moline operators.
The steamer Morning Star will leave
tomorrow at 3 p. m. for St. Paul. Ex
cursion tickets will be sold to Clinton
good returning via the I. & I. Electric
railway. These trips are proving very
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Miss Mabelle Barnett, who signed
a warrant for the arrest of James R.
Reynolds, night captain of police,
making ugly charges against him,
has come forward with an affidavit
clearing him of any criminal offense.
Miss Barnett made the following
statement under oath and requested
that it be published in the news
papers: Mabelle Barnett of the city of Rock
Island and county of Rock Island
and state of Illinois, being duly
sworn, deposes and says, that on the
10th day of June, A. D. 1911.
while in the city of Cedar Rapids,
state of Iowa, received a telegram
stating that James R. Reynolds of
Rock Island, 111., was married, said
telegram being unsigned. At that
time I was engaged to be married to
the said James R. Reynolds.
Affiant further states that she came
at once to Rock Island and on ar-1
riving In the city of Rock Island, I
was told that a lady in this city
( whose name I do not care to make
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FISHING GOODS :
Everything in the sport
ing line can be found at
1619 Second Avenue,
public) wanted to see me. She sent
me to George P. Nissen, Justice of
the peace, Rock Island, 111., who,
when 1 arrived at his office, said that
he had been to Chicago, 111., looking
for me. This affiant then asked the
said George P. Nissen why he was
looking for her. He, the said George
P. Nissen, said that "they" wanted
to get James R. Reynolds, assistant
chief of police and put the city ad
ministration "in bad."
DETAINED ALL NIGHT.
Affiant further says that it was
then late in the evenings and that
she was kept in the living apart
ment back of said office all that night
and the next morning the said
George P. Nissen left the office and
soon returned with John K. Scott
and John P. Looney. This affiant
further says that she did not ask
for John K. Scott or John P. Looney,
but that said George P. Nissen got
them of his own accord.
This affiant further states that
then a warrant was prepared and
issued by George P. Nissen. She
signed the complaint without any
knowledge of what the complaint
contained. Affiant afterwards learn
ed that said complaint and warrant
charged the said James R. Reynolds
with having attempted to commit an
abortion on this affiant and gave
this affiant $30 to have said abortion
Affiant says that the above state
ment as charged in the complaint
and warrant Is absolutely untrue and
maliciously false and that there was
no foundation of whatsoever nature
for the charge as stated in said com
plaint. TAKE LETTERS FHOM HER.
Affiant further states that at the
time that she was sick and nervous;
that she was in such condition that
she did not know or realize what was
being done. Affiant further says
that while in such sick condition she
gave some letters to the said George
P. Nissen and that they were secur
ed from her under false pretenses
and given to John P. Looney to pub
lish; that said letters are not In the
handwriting of James R. Reynolds
but In the handwriting of another
party and not written with the con
sent of the said James R. Reynolds.
Affiant further says that for two
days and nights she was kept fn the
back room of the said George P.
Affiant further says that she had
at no time an abortion or attempt
at abortion produced upon her; that
she was at no time pregnant and
never at any time had Illicit rela
tions with the said James R. Rey
nolds. OP" OWJf FREE WILL.
Affiant further deposes and says
that she makes this affidavit for pub
lication and requests that the news-t
papers print same and that it Is made. '
signed and sworn to by her, this af
fiant, of her own free will and ac
cord, without any coercion, threats,
promises, rewards, or emuneration,
promises of rewards or remuneration
cf whatsoever nature, that said
statement is made by fc-r. for the
Follow the Crowds to the
BOSTON SHOE SALE
BOSTON SHOE STORE
1726 Second avenue
purpose of clearing the name of said
James R. Reynolds and herself.
Affiant further deposes and says
that she now knows and from what
she was told and by conversation
she overheard that she was being
used as a tool by the said Nissen,
Scott and Looney to aid a conspiracy
to male trouble for the said James
R Reynolds and cause embarrass
ment for the city administration.
ISO Sl'IC'IDK ATTEMPT.
Affiant further deposes and says
that the report circulated that this
affiant attempted to commit suicide Is
untrue, malicious anl false.
Affiant further say:
that Sheriff O.
L. Bruner did not receive the war
rant to arrest the said James R. Rey
nolds until Monday morning, July
3. A. I).. 1911.
Affiant further saith not.
State of Illinois, Rock Island coun
ty, ss.: Mabel Harnett, being duly
sworn deposes and says that the fore
going affidavit has been read by her
and is true and correct in every
tall. MAHELLE HARNETT.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 6th fifiv of July, A. I)., 1911.
WILLIAM F. SCHROEDER,
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