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THE ROCTC ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1911.
WITH START ME
Action of Improvement Board
in Ordering Twelfth Avenne
BEGINNING IS SMALL
Work Ordered -Is Hardly a Drop In
the Backet to That Which
Mast Be Done.
People In general throughout the
city and especially those who have
the welfare of Rock Island at heart,
were pleased by the announcement
made in The Argus last evening con
cerning the start which the board of
local improvements has made on the
matter of improving the streets of
the city by paving the unpaved por
tions and repaving some of the pres
ent thoroughfares. The start made
yesterday was not a very large one
considering the enormity of the task
ahead of them, but it contained a
promise of immediate action and
that is what the people want.
At Its meeting yesterday, the
board decided to pave Twelfth ave
nue from Fifteenth to Seventeenth
street. This avenue lies on the
north side of Long View park and
the improvement will be appreciat
ed as U will greatly enhance the
beauty of the park. As it is now, it
hinders people from entering the
park In muddy weather.
BIGGER JOBS TO FOLLOW.
The paving of Twelfth avenue,
however, is but a drop in the bucket
compared with the paving which
ought to be done and which the
board contemplates doing. At their
, adjourned meeting this week, it is
expected that they will make some
sort of a decision on the paving of
the down town thoroughfares, the
'street which need attention the
most and which hare been neglected
for years back because of the enor
mity of the task once it is taken up.
It remains for the present board of
local Improvements to grasp the bull
by the horns and take the measures,
that are necessary.
TJO NT !KKI MO VET.
While it is admitted that at pres
ent the finances of the city are in
such shape that there can be no
large outlay of money for improve
ments, this fact need have no bear
ing on the contemplated paving. The
rxpenpe to the city will not have to
be met for some years and by that
time the city's finances ought to be
In far better condition than they are
row. In the meantime, at any rate,
the preliminary work for the paving
can be taken care of and then when
the money Is in sight, there need be
no further delay. However, the
city's financial difficulties cannot be
held accountable for the lack of pav
ing on certain much traveled streets
and avenues in the residence dis
tricts. As has been pointed out by
The Argus there are numerous
i lit in i i f 7TTI-Tiiinirr i"m'7"" ii"r u mI
Remember the slide
for life, the greatest
free act ever seen.
Ride the Trolley
OPENS ITS 52D SCHOOL YEAR SEPT. 4, 1911.
COLLEGE, ACADEMY, NORMAL, CONSERVATORY,
ART, ELOCUTION, BUSINESS
Our College and Academy comply with the highest require
ments of the great North Central College Association, embrac
ing strictly high-grade institutions only.
Miss Agnes Hil'sbury of the Bush Temple conservatory for
four years a pupil of Lescbetizky. is a new member of our con-'-itory
F rty instructors. 555 students. All nationalities. We are
an Aui-rican college. Special emphasis on English Language
U'l Lit rat u re.
Write for catalogue to
GUSTAV ANDZLEEN, President.
blocks which ought to be paved and
which do not call for the outlay of
a single cent by the city. These
streets could be taken care of at
once if the board sees fit, and it is
expected to take some action along
that line yet this week. At any rate,
the citizens hope they will for the
question cf paving is becoming an
all absorbing one.
CALL A SUCCESSOR
TO DR. FINESCHRIBER
Congregation of Temple Emanuel in
Davenport Endeavors to Secure
' G. H. Loewenstein.
The congregation of Temple Eman
uel of Davenport has issued a call
to Rabbi G. H. Loewensteln of Lin
coln, Neb., asking him to fill the pul
pit left vacant by the recent resigna
tion of Rabbi W. H. Fineshriber. It
is understood the call will be heeded
and that Rabbi Loewenstein will
come to his new tabernacle Sept. 1
to assume his duties. The rabbi
preached at Temple Emanuel Friday
evening and made a favorable im
pression on his audience which re
sulted in the call. He is a graduate
of Hebrew Union college of Cincin
nati, Ohio, and is a man of high
character, executive ability and an
eloquent and earnest talker.
THIEVES BREAK IN
AND STEAL SILVER
Home of L. H. Salzmann Is Entered
While the Family Camps at
Taking advantage of the absence of
the L. H. Salzmann family from their
home at 2504 Seventh avenue, thieves
entered the house sometime last week,
and after turning everything in the
house topsy-turvy, decamped with $100
worth of silverware and other articles
which were in the home. The Salz
mann family returned home Monday
morning from their camp at Rock river
and reported the matter o the police
at once. As yet, no trace of the per
petrators of the deed has been secured.
WANT HUSBAND'S EFFECTS
Mrs. Sophia Pinkston of St. Paul
Writes to Police.
Mrs. Sophia 'Plnkston of St. Paul,
widow of George Pinkston, the negro
who was shot here several weeks ago,
has written to Chief of Police James
Brinn asking the official to search for
any clothes or property which her hus"
band may have had at the time of his
death and return them to her. She
will pay the express charges. Pinkston
was buried by a local undertaker at
county expense, and had little excess
clothing when he was killed.
MAYOR FILES -NEW BOND
American Bonding Company Be
comes His Surety. f
Mayor Harry M. Schriver has filed a
new bond with the county clerk, fol
lowing the action of J. B. Titterinston
yesterday. The American Bonding
company of Baltimore, Md., furnished
surety, and so the personal bond for
the mayor will be withdrawn. The
other members of the commission are
secured by personal bonds.
To Address Union Men.
Abe Gordon of Baltimore is in Rock
Island in the interest of the United
Garment Workers of America, whom
he represents. He will speak before
the various labor unions at their regu
lar meetings in order to Interest them
in behalf of the organization which he
represents. Mr. Gordon was formerly
president of the Maryland State Feder
ation of Labor.
Looks Over Field Here.
Melvin A. Clevett of Muscatine call
ed fet the Y. M. C. A. today to look
over the field of work of the physical
director here. Mr. Cievett's home is
in Kewanee, but for the last year and
a half he has been assistant physical
director at the Y. M. C. A. in Musca
tine, where he worked under O. E.
Johnson, who comes to Davenport to
take up. the work of the association
Notice is hereby given to the public
that my wife, Mary Powell, having left
my home I will not be responsible for
any debts she may contract after this
date. CHARLES D. POWELL.
DELAYED A WEEK
Due to County Institute and In
complete Repairs Vaca
tion Is Extended.
TO START SEPTEMBER 11
Bond Issue of 9100-000 Physlca-l
Director, Janitors, Salaries
and Other Matters.
At the regular monthly meeting of
the board of education last evening,
Monday, Sept. 11, was set as the date
for the opening of the public schools
of the city. This Is nearly a week
later than is the custom to begin
school, but by a special arrangement
made with County Superintendent Fei-
guson to hold institute the first week
in September and on account of the re
pair and building work now being done
on several of the building9 this time
seemed more propitious.
Clifford Tagg of Battle Creek, Mich.,
was elected assistant n the manual
training department to succeed Frank
Welch, who resigned at the close of
the last school year. Mr. Tagg, who
came here Monday, entered upon his
new duties this morning. He is a
graduate of the Western State Normal
school at Kalamazoo, Mich., and ha
taught in the manual training depart
ments at Battle Creek and Kalamazoo,
and comes highly recommended.
The matter of reemploying and electing
janitors for the different buildings was
also taken up and an increase of from
$3 to $5 was allowed, according to the
size of the building and the amount
of work to be done. Two new names
appear in the list. Albert Reddig sua
ceeds William Krueger at the Grant
school, with salary of $54 per month,
and William Anderson, who has been
assistant janitor at the high school,
to fill the vacancy caused by the resig-
nation of Michael Colligan. Mr. ColH
gan resigned after a number cf years
of faithful service because he wa3 no
longer able to do the work. Mr. Ander
son's salary will be $S0 per month
Oscar Johnson was chosen assistant
janitor, salary $G0.
The janitors at the other buildings
and their salaries are: Hawthorne,
George Kale, salary $100; Washington
Peter Beselin, $45; Kemble, Henry
Goedecke, $52; Lincoln, Jacob C. Fry,
$100; Eugene Field, William H. Bleuer,
$57; Irving, E. C. Richards, $5S; Lon
fellow, John Vedell, $60; Horace Mann,
James R. Cowden, $58.
AS TO NEW PHYSICAL niRECTOH.
The matter of a physical director
was also taken up. Superintendent H.
B. Hayden reported that there are 25
candidates for the position. The com
mittee on teachers was asked by the
hoard to take up the applications and
make a definite recommendation at a
meeting to be held later.1 It i3 gener
ally understood that tho new physical
director is to have supervision of the
calisthenics in the grades and to organ
ize gymnasium classes in the high
school, and finally to coach the atb
letic team. Miss Lydia Koenemanrr,
who organized the work in the grades
and now has it on a fairly good basis.
will be back here the first of the year
to assist in the work in the grades'
It is aimed to have this work graded
up through the high p hool just the
same as the other subjects that are
taught, so that the different year's
work will follow in natural sequence
The board will hold a special meeting
as soon as the committee can investi
gate and get its report and recommen
Coy TRACT FOR COAL..
Several contracts were let, the most
important of which was that for the
supplying of coal to the different
schools. Bids for this were opened,
and the contract was let to the Rock
Island Fuel company, which agreed to
furnish 3-inch lump coal, delivered at
the building, for $2.59 per ton. The
other bids for this contract ranged
from $2.S0 to $3.25.
C. L. Thompson was given the con
tract for plastering the basement of
the Longfellow .school building at
Two proposals for supplying disin
fectants for the school buildings were
received ' and Superintendent H. B.
Hayden and Principal A. J. Burton
were appointed to act in conjunction
with the supply committee and to
BOXD ISSCE OF 9100,000.
The finance comittee was authorized
to take the necessary steps prelimi
nary to negotiating a bond issue of
$100,000 to refund the present bonded
debt of $22,000 and to provide funds for
improvements now being made on the
school buildings, and for those which
The question of the water supply was
I referred to the supply committee. Last
i year the artesian water furnished from
, the Woodmen well was used, and un-
less the city water can.be shown to
be all right it will be used again. In
j accordance with the law passed by the
; last session of the legislature, public
j drinking cups will be discarded. A
j number of different bubble fountains
are being tested with a view of secur-
ing something sanitary and economical.
. The board adjourned at 11:30.
The report "of the boiler inspector
showed the following schools to be in
good condition: High echotjl. Haw
: thorne, Kemble, Lincoln, Irving, Grant,
j Longfellow and Horace Mann.
t JIEVJ (XI B APPROVES.
I A communication addressed to the,
board of education contained the fol
; lowing resolution:
i Resolved, That we. as citizens in-
terested in public schools, and as
members of the Broadway Men's club
and class, most cordially commend
our board of education for the results
that have already been attained in the
manual training, department of our
public schools, and we most cordially
endorse the plans that are now under
consideration by the board of educa
tion with reference to enlarging and
extending the. manual training work
and providing for its further develop
ment by the erection of a suitable
manual training arts building. We
would earnestly urge the board of edu
cation to consider as favorably as pos
sible ways and means toward this re
sult, and most sincerely hope that
these plans may be pushed through to
a successful conclusion. '
In behalf of Broadway Men's club
A. D. S PERRY,
C. A, SCHOESSEL,
F. H. MORSE,
Bills for July were allowed as fol
lows: J. A. McDonald $ 2.50
R. I. Hardware company ... 21.73
Hartz & Bahnsen company.. 50.6:
Spencer & Trefz 7.36
L. S. McCabe &.Co 2.52
Kramer Printing company... 6.00
Charles Fiebig 1.25
Rock Island Fuel company... 126.00
Rock Island Sash & Door
H. B. Hayden 22.29
J. I. Holcomb Manufacturing
Lerch & Greve 654.20
Julia M. Anderson
Ward & McMahon
Robert R. Atkinson
Rock Island Union
People's Power company ....
Central Union Telephone com
pany Allen, Myers & Co
R. G. Summers & Son
Mueller Lumber company....
. " 800.00
The Mill store
Pittsburgh Plate Glass com
pany Soudan Specialty Manufactur
P. H. Lebrocq Imperial Brush
A. J. Burton
Channon & Dufva
Leithner & Weishar
Plan of Commission on Special
Election Expenses Meets
CORPORATIONS SHOULD PAY
They Are Ones Tliat Are Most Inter
ested in the Taking of Vote
on Their Iropositions.
On every hand, ciitzens have ex
pressed themselves in favor of the
plan of the municipal commission
as stated in The Argus last
evening, to the effect that the ex
penses of the proposed special elec
tions which appear about to be forc
ed upon the city, ought to be born
by the corporations which are di
rectly interested in the result of the
vote of the people. It would bevery
unfair to the city and the taxpayers
for certain interested people to make
necessary an outlay of from $2,800
to $3,500, merely to force the peo
ple to give expression on a subject
which Is already a sore one. Wheth
er or not the people want a third
telephone In the field or whether they
want just one line Is undoubtedly
for them to decide, but as long as
the representatives of the people
have taken care of the matter, it
seems unfair for the corporations to
make the people pay for the privi
lege of overruling or legislating for
the city commission. I
MIOl'LO APPLY TO AI.I..
However, the treatment that is
accorded to one corporation in this
regard should be applied to all with
out favor. If the proposition comes
before the voters to approve or dis
approve the recent ordinance passed
whereby the Union Electric company
was given permission to sell to the
Central Union, then one of these two
corporations should pay the expenses
that will accrue from such an elec
tion. Again if the granting of a
franchise to a third company is tak
en before the voters of Rock Island,
it is only fair that the corporation
wnich seeks the franchise from the
voters should pay for the taking of
Consistency demands that the
same treatment te accorded to ail
and fairness to the voters requires
the corporations to pay the blls.
Medical Society Meets.
The Rock Island County Medical
society held its monthly meeting at
the Watch Tower last evening. The I
principal talk of the evening waa by
Dr. H. M. Stowe, who- read a paper
of a professional nature A general
discussion followed, after which aj
sumptuous dinner was served.
It's fine for that. Leaves the
glass as clear as crystal.
Premium coupon In can. All
VANDALS ACT IN
Wire Conduits Plugged for the
Purpose of Delaying Com
pletion of Building.
REWARD OF $100 OFFERED
Management Unable to Account for
Contemptible Trick Opening
to Be Aug. 28.
Vandalism, the motive for which is
unaccounted for, has resulted in an
offer of a reward of $100 by Manager
E. T. Dolly of the Empire theatre for
the apprehension of the persons re
sponsible for the execution of an act
last night manifestly purposed to delay
the completion of the building accord
ing to plans. When the contractors
forces arrived at the building this
morning it was discovered that quanti
ties of japan and linseed oil had been
poured into the electrical wire Con
duits, the wiring not having yet been
put in place. Apparently the hcoe of
the vandals was that the substances
would become hardened before the
trick was discovered, but, fortunately
for the management of the theatre,
there was an early discovery,, and the
substances were immediately removed.
Had they become hardened it would
have been necessary to have torn out
all the conduits, occasioning a delay
to the electrical contractor of perhaps
Manager Dolly Is at a loss to under
stand why any citizen should desire to
retard the progress of his improvement
or to inflict additional expense upon
him. Only two weeks ago an
egg was thrown against the
decorated ceiling of the house
at night. Mr. Dolly hereafter
will have a watchman at the building
at night. He stated today he would
pay $100' for the pointing out to him
of the individuals who performed the
contemptible trick of last night.
OPEM.VG TO TAKE PLACE AIT.. 2S.
Manager Dolly, on his return from
Chlcasro today, announced that the Em
pire would be opened Aug. 2S. The
bills will run for a week. The house
will be booked by J. C. Matthews of
Chicago, and this Is an assurance that
the bills will be as strong as those
furnished in any city the size of Rock
Island. Con Meenan, associated yith
Mr. Dolly for a number of years in the
wholesale and retail cigar business,
hns been appointed assistant manager
of the Empire.
A son arrived in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. T. Dolly last night.
Mrs. Li. H. Thlele and children have
gone into camp on Rock river for the
remainder of the summer.
H. A. McCandless of Perry, Okla., is
visiting at the residence of his broth
er. Dr. A. H. McCandless.
Mrs. Rosa Somrner and son, Fred,
611 Fourteenth avenue, arrived home
this morning, after a three weeks' tour
James F. Campbell, 1107 Eighth ave
nue has returned from an extended
trip to Atlantic City and other points
in the east.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry I.indley of Hen
drick street. South Rock Island, are
the parents of a boy, which was bora
Messrs. Carl Bare, Elmer Agnew and
Donald Montgomery arrived this morn
ing from Mason City, 111., and are the
guests of their cousin. Mrs. Ji. An
drews, Sll Fifteenth street. The trip
was made in a touring car.
Mrs. Maggie Hilbrick and son John
of Crown Point, Ind. ; Mrs. Mary Dahl- !
kamp of Hammond, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. j
Mathias Boney of Chicago, and Mrs. j
G. F. Schaffer of Savanna have re-
turned to their homes after attending
the funeral of Mrs. L. A. Schmidt.
The Misses Ina Stone, Grace
Noftsker, Bessie Noftsker, Grace j
Stafford, Amy Henderson aud Gene-j
vieve Camper of this city and Miss
Ruby Williams of Normal have re
turned to their homes after spend
ing two weeks as the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. F. O. VanGalder in their
summer cottage, "Lindenbrae," at
Lake Mendota, Wis.
Fine Hung Over Head.
John Moffett, a negro, had a fine of
$200 suspended over his bead this
morning on a charge of disorderly con
duct filed against him by his wife. He
agreed to contribute $S per week to
her support, and while he lives up to
the agreement the fine will not be in
flicted. Mike Reynolds, arrested for drunk
enness, "paid the costs of his case this
morning and promised to remain out
of Rock Island in the future.
Meet to Open Bids.
The commission met in adjourned
session this afternoon to pas3 on the
Djds tor tne installation of a relay
pump at the waterworks pumping sta-
tion. SeveraLdifferent companies have ;
submitted bids on centrifugal pumps :
encn ja teeded. Other items which
were deferred from Monday's meeting
will be considered this afternoon. j
Injunction Held Unconstitutional. j
Des Moines, Aug. 9. Alleging that i
the act of Judge DeGraff In issuing a I
mandatory injunction which effectual-;
ly terminated the street car strike was '
in violation of the Uni'ed States cor.- j
stilution, the Des Moines Railway com- j
pany today filed an answer to the pro- j
ceedings in district court. !
news all the tlire The
14 ON .
OUR NEW BUILDING TO BE
OPENED NEXT SEPTEMBER
BANKING FOR WOMEN
Women are appreciating more and more the
VAlue of having a checking account for the con
venient and economical transaction of their
household money affairs. This bank cordially
welcomes the accounts of women and extends to
them every courtesy and consideration.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL COMMERCIAL, SAVINGS.
EXCHANGE AND SAFETY DEPOSIT BUSINESS
1 guTO5g?EECE bb
WE NO CHANGES
Associated Charities Adopt a
New Constitution and
Series of Bylaws.
WILL HIRE A SECRETARY
Two Make Application for Position
and Executive Committee Is
Given Power to Act.
At the meeting of the Associated
Charities organization, which was
held last evening in the Association
house, 637 Seventeenth street, the
amended constitution was adopted
as reported by the committee which
had In charge the redrafting of the
document. The changes reported
were few and will have little effect
on the character of the organization.
When the question of employing a
paid secretary to care for- the work
was brn&ched. a motion was put to
leave the matter in the hands of the
executive committee with power to
act. This committee, which consists
of Dr. J. W. Stewart, president, Mrs.
O. H. SherVood, W. S. Parks and
Miss Dina Ranjser, will consider the
Fall and Winter Woolens Have Arrived
Illinois Theatre Building
Edward Dierolf Ice Cream Company
Guaranteed Pure Ice Cream Made Fresh Every Day.
Special Price3 for Large Quantities.
Wholesale and Retail Milk and Cream
JId phone 1397-L.
If Troubled With Imperfect
Specialist in the
I wish to announce that I have opened an office in Rock Island
and be permanently located here on Thursday, Friday and Satur
day of each week.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week I will be
at my Monmouth office.
My past 17 years of practice of fitting eyes In Monmouth has
earned me a wide reputation among people in western Illinois.
THE EYE. SIGHT
tsfilce If our 8 to 12 a.
180514 Second Avenue, Over
ifeJ&S 5 ii m 1;
different applications and take action
as soon as possible.
TWO AFTER THE JOB.
W. W. Taylor and Wilton A.
Giles filed application for the office
last evening and both are considered
as likely candidates. The former has
had considerable experience along
charity work as secretary of the Tri
City Social Service club. Mr. Giles
was formerly connected with the po
lice department as night captain and
while he is thought to be competent,
has had no experience in the work.
llt'MANE OFFICER HESIGXS.
The office of secretary of the As
sociated Charities will probably be
combined with that of the Rock Is
land County Humane society. George
Kllman, who has held that position
for more than a year, has resigned
and the society is in need of an of
ficer. At the meeting next Monday
the Humane society will consider
the matter of uniting with the other
organization in the employment of an
Miss Dlna Ramser 1a secretary of
the Associated Charities at present
and has been for years. Other du
ties, however, have compelled her to
drop the work, though she will still
continue to serve the organization In'
an unofficial capacity.
Picnic Up Canal.
On steamer Wenona. Thursday, Aug.
10, Leaves at 930 a. m.; returns 5
p. m. Fare 35 cfnts. Thone west 188.
m-f 1 to 5 p. in.
Dolly Bros., Rock Island.