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rHE ROCK ISEAXD ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 7, 1911.
Municipal Commission Accepts
Plant on This Score After
a 30 -Day Test.
IS SECOND APPROVAL
Water That Comes From Hill Re
ported Pore but Danger Still
in the Mains.
Acting upon the report of Louis
Birdeall. superintendent of filtra
tion who yesterday made a brief re
port through Mayor Harry M. Schri
ver of tlie 30-day test run of the new
filter plant, the municipal commis
sion yesterday roted to accept the
plant as to its efficiency to carry out
the work as specified in the contract
which was entered into with the city
by the company. Before the run
was started the commission voted to
accept the plant as to its physical
construction. Superintendent Bird
sail said that the water which bad
been filtered was free from bacteria,
germs, etc, and that the plant had
a capacity of 6,000,000 gallons per
day. He has not as yet compiled the
figures for a final report, but is at
work on that now and will have the
report of the entire teat ready for
FTXTKR -WATER IS PTRE.
Though the water as it comes from
the filtering plant on the hill is germ
free, the water which is pumped
through the city mains and distribut
ed through the city is still unfit for
drinking purposes. The old mains
have not been Unshed as yet, and
until that work Is done it is the ad
vice of the city officials that the citi
zens do not use the city water for
drinking purposes unless they boil
The mains will be flushed soon and
work necessary to pi are them in
proper condition for use will be com
pleted. EirEM IS F-EI.T.
The low stage of water and the ex
cess use of water handicaps the de
partment greatly and unless the peo
ple heed the warning and comply
with the city ordinance the strin
gency is liable to cause considerable
The water pressure In time of fire,
with all people using the water for
sprinkling purposes is way below
standard and therefore heed of the
warning Is necessary.
evening, July 10.
to be present.
Members are urged
Why will a young man work and eat.
With all the noises on the street,
And read his paper on the cars.
But notice neither noise nor Jars,
Then kick when he comes home late
As children bring their blocks in
And even raise his voice to swear
When baby bumps his chair?
Why does the man in search of joys
Spend all Mb money with the boys?
And when they pass the hat or drum
Give "five" to help some drunken
Then kick about the home supply
And when the grocery bill is high,
And plead dire poverty each time
His wife requests a dime?
And why does he spend his days
Downtown with other loafing Jays
By sitting 'round to watch the
Or play checkers all day long.
And then object when some folks ask
His time to do a little task.
By quoting o'er and o'er that chime:
"I haven't got the time?"
New York World.
Buy a home of Reldy m-os.
Kerler Rug company, cleaners.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefs.
Spring and old chickens at the
Packing House market.
Sunday papers for sale at Olson's
Grocery 1303 Thirtieth street.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work; 1526-1528 Fourth avenue-Loans
on real estate security. Al
bert Huber, People's National bank
Use California port wine; regular
price $2, now only $1 per gallon. Is
land City Supply company, 2223 Fourth
ARE COMING TO
Employes and Electrical Work
ers of Tri-Cities Seem to
Be Beaching Terms.
AFTER FIVE WEEKS' STRIFE
Men Hare Already Returned to Many
of the Shops Where Conces
sions Are Made.
TWO MAYORS AND A
After five weeks of strife, six of
the electric shops in Rock Island and
Davenport have met a fair agree
ment with the Inside electrical
workers who went out on strike
June 1. following the refusal of the
employers to recognise their organ
ization and demands. During the
month, some of the employers have
gradually granted a few of the de
mands of the workers and in the
shops where the employer has agreed
to the wage and time demand and
has made other concessions, the
workers have returned to work.
Three of the shops In Davenport
and three In Moline have reached an
agreement, though there has been no
signing of papers. The workers con
sider that the masters in these in
stances have granted fair conces
sions. MOLITfE srrrATiojr.
In Moline, none of the shops has
come around and the result is that
all of the workers are still out there,
Two-thirds of the workers in the tri
cities are out.
section, of the stream for such pur
The commodore states that during
the heated period he finds It neces
sary to have a man on board the boat
almr'y to warn the swimmers, lest they
come In touch with the wheel. Tfca
mayor promised action and an ordi
nance will be drawn up by the cit
attorney in regard to the matter.
RIVERMAN USES A
KNIFE IN A FIGHT
Edward Grcll of Moline Near Death
From Loss of Blood Sustained
Five Gashes in His Face.'
IN A NEW BANK
Royal Neighbors Society Makes
Bock Island National Its
WILL HANDLE ALL MONEY
To Say Nothing of Two Policemen
and Street Car Excitement
Stirs Things on Avenue.
Humane Society Meeting.
The Rock Island County Humane so
ciety will meet at the Association
house, 6S7 Seventeenth street, Monday
Plenty of country
butter, pound ...... 22V&0
One 10c package Mother's
corn flakes, Saturday
only 5 c
Jersey Cream and White Silk
and White Rose flour,
for Saturday only ... $1.29
All kind cookies,
pound . -4 1 0o
CUnton soda and oyster crack
ers and glngersnaps.
pound .. 7c
Pet milk. lobby's milk, Colum
bia milk, seven cans .... 25c
Argo starch, 6c package,
even for .. 25c
Corn rtarcti, 10c packages,
four for 25c
Fancy large rice, regular 10c
pound. Saturday only,
four pounds 25c
10c sack salt 5c
Pea, corn, kidney beans,
three cans 25c
Large cooking apples.
Medium size cooking apples,
Watermelon, extra large
Plenty of cherries, blackber
ries, red raspberries, peaches,
apricots and plums.
We always have what we ad
rertlse. No matter what you
buy here, you may feel assur
ed that you are getting your
Call West 1661 or 6211.
(11 1M SL
As John Paulsen, 1132 Third ave
nue, was driving his broncho, wbiH
ne uses in mamng aenvenes, up i
the store about 2 p. m. today the an
imal suddenly took a notion to try
his speed and made the start about
Thirteenth street, throwing the driver
from tbe rig, skinning and bruls'ng
bis arms and elbows considerably. At
Sixteenth street the animal crossed
over to Second avenue. Mayor Harry
M. Schriver saw it coming and essayed
to make a tackle, but the broncho
circled him so rapidly that the rear
end of the vehicle swung about just
barely missing the mayor. A little
farther up the avenue two policemen
with the aid of Former Mayor Mc
Caskin, and a street car, succeeded in
stopping the runaway. One of the
shafts was broken in the collision.
Collections of Organization to Go
Through Local Institution
Edward Oren, 1405 Fifteen th-and-a-half
street, Moline, Is in a precarious
condition as the result of five gashes
which were made in his face by.a knife
held in the hands of Mat Mulligan a
rlverman. The two engaged in a row
at 11 o'clock last night at the old Wag
ner opera house saloon. The trouble
arose over Grell having invited some
of his friends to enjoy a drink at the
expense of Mulligan. A physician took
58 stitches in closing the wounds and
twice that number would have been
taken had it not been that the flow of
blood had to be stopped at once to
save Orell's life. Mulligan is under
arrest charged with assault with a
Graham post, G. A. R., Moline, will
conduct funeral services for John E.
Pierce at 8: SO tonight at the residence,
813 Third avenue. Burial will be in
Lyndon, Dl., tomorrow. A delegation
from Graham post will accompany the
remains to Lyndon.
SEIZE SMUGGLED OPIUM
$22,500 Cargo Taken From Pacific
. V 1 . f . a MTt
San Francisco, Cal, July 7. A cus-J
toms officer today seised opium val-!
ued at $22,500 on the Pacific Mail
steamer Siberia It is one of the larg
est seizures of smuggled opium ever
The board of managers of the Royal
Neighbors decided this morning to
make the Rock Island National bank
its clearing house in this city In place
of the State bank, which has handled
the society's business for six years
past The society has a considerable
sum on deposit in this city all tbe
time the amount rarely if ever getting
below $50,000 and running as high a
$250,000 about the first of the montj
when the assessments and per capita
taxes are collected. All the funds of
the society will in the future be
handled through the Rock Island Na
TWO JTEW DEPARTMENTS.
Coincident with the abolition of the
beneficiary committee which included
B. D. Smith, E. A. Enright and Mrs.
Anna Lester, will be the organization
of two new departments calculated to
do the work formerly done by the ben
eficiary committee. The new depart
ments will be the mortuary depart
ment, which will be under the control
of Supreme Recorder Dr. Hada Surk-
hart, and the legal department over
which the supreme board will exer
cise control. The organization of the
mortuary department was slated to
come up for consideration by tha
board this afternoon. , The two n;v
departments, it is expected, will mean
the addition of half a dozen clerks to
the force of 78 now employed at the
head office of the Royal Neighbors.
T. H. Dolly has returned from Ice
land, 111., where he has been visiting
for several days.
Mrs. James Ottley of Chicago la
visiting at the home of her parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chandler, in Sou tit
Major Charles Keller of the United
States corps has gone to Washington
to attend a meeing of the board of en
gineers of deep waterways.
J. W. Welch returned last evening
from a month's sojourn in the east, dur
ing which he visited in Washington,
D. C, and also at Honesdale and other
points in Pennsylvania.
S. J. Ferguson, county superintend
ent of schools, left this afternoon for
Macomb to attend a conference of tht
country school teachers, which opened
at noon today, and which will end at
Miss June FriTts, who for the past
two years has been employed as re
toucher at Blakslee's studio, has re
signed her position and today returned
to her home in Geneseo, where she
will spend the summer.
PIONEER BAKER IS
Fed Confederate Prisoners
William C. Crowley. 2206 Fifth
avenue, Moline, "a pioneer of that
city, died last night at midnight of
Infirmities of age. He was well
known in Moline. During the civil
war he was employed as a baker on
tbe Rock Island arsenal where his
products were used in feeding the
confederate prisoners held there. He
was born in England and was 71
years old. 'He came to this coun
try In 1856. Five children survive.
The funeral will be held Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock from the home.
We Willi Be
DE SMET IS HELD
TO FEDERAL JURY
INSPECTOR FILES BOND
James Warner Gives $6,000 Security
for Seventh A venae Sewer.
James Warner, inspector of the
work on- the west section of the Sev
enth ward sewer system, filed his bond
this afternoon with- City Clerk J. M.
Lundburg. The bond is for $6,600 and
is a guaranty by Warner that the work
will be done according to specifications
or the bond will be forfeited. For tht?
work, Mr. Warner received $4 a day
LONDON IMPORTS SHORT
ASKS FOR BIG DAMAGES
Peorlan Announce He Will five She
Members of the Powder Trust.
Peoria, III.. July 7. R. S. Wed
lell of Peoria, formerly of the Buck
eye Powder company, who started
the fight against the so-called pow
der trust two years ago, said last
night, now that the court has order
ed the trust dissolved, he will soon
begin suit for $1,000,200 damages
against the members of the broken
trust. He said the trust forced him
to sell tbe Buckeye company to the
trust representatives and under the
anti-trust law he may recover dam
ages in an amount three times bis
Rock Island Saloonkeeper Bound
Over in United States Court
Owl Car on Fourth.
The "owl" car of the Tri-Clty Rail
way company, which runs between
Rock Island and Moline all night, will
make a slight change in its route com
mencing Sunday night. It will run
over the same lines in Rock Island,
but In Moline it will run on the Fourth
avenue line Instead of on the Third.
rjf,mwm 'in im wwawiimi ww ctw
"KNOCKS THE SPOTS."
"Tou'H nmr know what ths
word "clean' reall means un
til roa-Tt tried 'WHIZ - All
(Bpsial to The Argua)
Peoria, 111, July 7. Em 11 De Smct
of Rock Island and Thomas Wagner
of Kewanee, were arraigned yesterday
afternoon before the United States
court officials and both were bound
over to the next federal grand Jury
under $20(1 bonds. De Smet was ar
rested in Rock Island Thursday morn
ing for dispensing liquor without hav
ing procured a government license,
while Wagner was arrested a few days
previous on Information furnished by
federal authorities, alleging bootleg
ging about Kewanee; dispensing boozs
from wagon and later from a boat.
De Smet conducts a saloon at 1701
Fourth avenue. Rock Island. When
Deputy United States Marshal Blach
was here yesterday ha arrested him
for selling liquor without a govern
ment license. De Smet had a city
license, but failed to fulfill the terms
of the law, it is claimed, by securing
a federal document.
Decrease of $17,619,500 Reported
for June Exports Larger.
London, July 7. Board of trade re
turns for June show a decrease in im
ports of $17,619,500. It is mostly in
raw material, of which $10,000,000 rep
resented oils and rubbers. Exports in
creased $6,567,600, principally in cot
SWIMMERS ARE RECKLESS
Which Lieads to a More to Stop
Rarhing Practice Near Ferry
Captain Marcus L. Henderson U
afraid that the youths who use the
river between Seventeenth and Nine
teenth streets as a swimming hole are
in danger of losing their i!vm. and In
order to put a quietus r- thrj practice
he this morning nvi-.i before
Mayor Schriver to ask ti.-. some ac
tion be taken by the city to make it a
misdemeanor for anyone to cse tha.
Plllsbury or Gold Medal flour,
35c worth of crackers or cakes
Bay where quality is de
pendable and prices reason
able. Both are assured here.
Phone West SSI or 321.
1 1 CLEMENT
326 Tralietb SI.
PARTIES FOR MIS3 SHULER.
MRS. W. F. SPEERS OF THIRD
avenue, Davenport, entertained the
ladies of the Lane-Shuler bridal party,
with a few other friends, at a bridge
party on Wednesday afternoon iii
honor of Miss Sophia Shuler. The
four tables used at tbe games gave
favors to the guest of honor, Mlsa
Shuler and to Miss Edna Robeson.
Later the party was Invited to the
dining room where a long table and
several ones were laid and dainty re
freshments were served. The decora
tions were of ferns and the bridal
colors. Miss Lillie Hubers entertain
ed at a prettily appointed lunch'
eon yesterday at the Outing club for
Miss Sophia Shuler, tbe guests being
members of her bridge whist club
There were covers for 20 at the table,
which was done In pink and white
with sweet peas, while dainty place
cards also carried out the colors chos
en by the bride. Mrs. Fred Peas of
Des Moines, the house guest of Mrs.
Dick Lane, Miss Mary Neipp of Bur
lington, visiting Miss Jannette Lane;
Mrs. J. J. Vrooman of Henley ranch,
Green Castle, Mo., were out-of-town
guests at the luncheon. The afternoon
was devoted to bridge games.
THE MISSES ADA AND ETHEL
Sparr of East Sixth street, Davenpctt,
entertained yesterday, at a pre-nuptial
party for Miss Gyp Bowser of Buf
falo, N. Y., whose marriage to Walter
A. Freeman of 803 Third avenue, thi
city, takes place Aug. 15. The affair
took the form of a miscellaneous
6hower the bride-to-be receiving many
pretty gifts. There was an Informal
program by two quartets, games were
played and a mock wedding caused j
much amusement. Supper was served, I
the colors pink and white being car,-
ried out with carnations and ribbons.
ARRANGE LAWN FETE.
AT THE MEETING OF THE BETH
any Home Sewing society at the home
Wednesday afternoon, an Ice cream
social to be held the afternoon an.l
evening of Wednesday, July 12, wa
planned. It is to be held at the home
of Mrs. E. E. Lamp, of 1513 Tentfc
avenue. Rock Island, and the public
is Invited to attend. It will be a lawn
fete if the weather permits and in case
of bad weather the affair will be held
on the porch of the Lamp home.
At the meeting Wednesday Quite a
good deal of work was finished in
spite of tbe Intense heat
ski, who will appear here under the
auspices of the Moline Woman's duo
October 18 at the Moline. TickeU
are being sold now as it is necessary
to forward a large amount by Aug. i.
THE MARRIAGE OF MRS. THER
esa Passord of Brackette, Texas, to
John Armstrong of this city took place
Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock at the
parsonage of Calvary Baptist church,
Davenport, Dr. H. O. Rowlands officiat
ing. Attending witnesses were Mrs.
Mary Armstrong and Frank A. Wed go.
The groom is a mechanic Tbe couple
will .go to houskeeping in Davenport.
CONFIDENCE IN MR. HINES
Church Convention In Oregon In.
dorses Lorimer Ally.
Portland. Ore., July 7. R. A.
Long, the Kansas City millionaire
lumberman, who is a delegate to the
big Christian enurch convention
here, yesterday extolled Edward
HLts, Lortmer's ally, as an honest
man. The assembly adopted a reso
lution indorsing Mr. Long's opinion.
But that pure fruit flavors
make a healthier drink
than those from acids and
extracts. Our flavors are
made absolutely from
pure fruits. Our ice
cream is cooling', refresh
ing and nourishing'.
A Test is a Taste
Test the Taste.
BUFFALO ICE CREAM PARLOR
324 Twentieth Street
Largest and most complete stock west of Chicago
to select from, and during July we'offer an actual
saving of ONE-FOURTH oneach and every pur
ALL MILLINERY CUT ONE-HALF
318 West Second Street. Davenport.
PLAN FOR GADSKI CONCERT.
THE MEETING OF THE COMMIT-
tee of the m :sic department of tr -Moline
Woman's club thi(-h "63 a-v
no'usced for this raomlng. has been
postponed until next Thursday, J;:'-.-IS.
The njiti:i ' rKed to rferf--r
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plans for the cc icert of Ma.iame Oa'J-'jJ
RELIABLE LOAN CO
1805!2 Second Avenue.
Old phone West lOOt.
$10, $25, $50, $75
A ad more if you w-i
On terms to suit
LOANS on piano,
live stock, household