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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1912.
WATER FAMINE IS
DUE TO THE GOLD
He admitted bavlng a few friends in
the building drinking with aim.
T. J. Me-
City Plant Being Pushed to Ca
pacity to Meet Demands
Made Upon It.
ALSO TO A BAD PRACTICE
People Lrt Water Ran All Night to
Prevent Freezing of Pipes
MiiHt Be Stopped.
Rock Island is facing a water fa
mine. Unless people refrain from
letting tbe water run during the
night to prevent freezing of pipes,
disastrous result will come about,
not only for tbem, but for everyone
in the city. It 1b the order of the
beads of tbe municipal government
that other measures be taken for the
protection of the borne. If nothing
else ran be done, it is the recom
mendation of the heads of the de
partments that tbe people shut off
the water at nights, drain the pipes
and thereby protect themselves.
Commissioner Jonas Bear, bead of
the waterworks department, makes
this an order, not a mere wish or
whim of the commission, but some
thing necessary for the welfare of
ntOF.R TO EQnrMEIT.
Reports from the filter plant show
that four and a half million gallons
of water have been the dally average
since the intense cold set In less than
a week ago. That is a bigger volume
of water than is used in the sum
mer's most heated months. The fall
of water from midnight to 9 o'clock
this morning was one foot in the
clear water basin of the reservoir.
There was a fall of five feet during
the previous 4 8 hours. The filter
ran handle all of the water that can
be pumped to It by the Snow pump
at the waterworks station. The
Snow pump there cannot be pnsbed
to the limit for . the fear that a
vacuum will be created, it will lose
its heart and put the machinery in
the condition of a Junk heap,
stage of water In the river Is
lug rapidly and the conditions each
day are becoming more precarious.
fosfuiTin woiht i years.
In years there has not been such
a protracted cold snap as has been
The condition of Hon
dill remains unchanged.
R. Reeves of Denver, Col., visited
with friends in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Corken have
gone to Los Angeles, Cal., where
they will remain until spring.
Captain and Mrs. Walter A. Ros
enfleld sail from Southampton next
Wednesday, enroute borne from their
Miss Edith Frick, 1910 Third ave
nue, experts to leave for Dubuque
next Wednesday to resume her stud
ies at Mount St. Joseph college.
Mrs. N. Zedeler and Miss Nicoline
Zedeler of Chicago are visiting for
a few days at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. S. McCabe, 2920 Fifth ave
nue. Miss Lois Bruner has returned
from a week's visit at Elgin, 111..
where she was a gueet at a house
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
O. L. Pelton,
Mrs. George E. Bartholomew and
children Frank and Phil, have return
ed to their borne In Paducab, Ky., af
ter a month's visit with relatives In
ter of Mr. and Mrs.
this city, departed
D. C, today where
tbe Colonial school.
Mrs. Ilecry Frick, 1910 Third
avenue, is making an extended tour
in southern Texas, where she intends
to visit various points of interest for
the next few weeks.
Dr. Carl Bernhardl, Jr., went to
Chicago yecterday and brought back
with him Dr. Bernhardl, Sr., who is
convalescing from an operation
which he submitted to recently.
Miss Marie Tremann. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Tremann, 741
Twenty-third street, returned to
Nashville. Tenn., today to resume her
studies at Belmont college, after
spending the holidays In the city.
Mr, and Mrs. Daniel H. Corken,
1431 Seventh avenue, departed for
California today, where they expect
to remain this winter. It is their
plan to visit Los Angeles, San Fran
cisco, San Diego and various other
cities along the western coast.
Relatives in Rock Island have re-
The t 1-ived news from Iron Mountain,
fall-! Mich., to the effect that a son has
been welcomed by Dr. and Mrs. H.
Sturtz of that city. Mrs. Strutz was
formerly Miss Bessie Battles of this
city. Mrs. M. W. Battlps left Sat
urday to call upon her new grand-
Four Directors or Three Years
Will Be Selected by the
MEETING WILL FOLLOW
fore the police magistrate this morn
ing, he was obliged to divulge his own
name. He told a story of hard work,
but when his bluff was called, he
backed down and was ready to submit
to the wishes of the court. He was
dismissed when he promised to remain
in Davenport, his home.
Dave Glttln9, a traveler provided
with a ticket and funds to take him to
his home, was set back in his journey
by a spree previous to the arrival of
his train. He was arrested and was
fined $1 and costs this morning.
Results Will Be Made Known and
Business Transacted 400 Have
the night to Vote.
L. S. McCabe ol
she is attending
WAIF OF STREET
TAKEN INTO CLUB
The annual election of directors of
the Rock Island club occurs tomor
row, the voting being by the Austral
ian system and tbe ballot boxes be
ing open from 1 to 8 o'clock in the
afternoon. Four directors to serve
three years are to be elected to suc
ceed H. E. Casteel, H. E. Curtis,
W. A. Rosenfield and Dr. Louis Os
trom, whose terms have expired.
Seven members of the board are
There are two tickets in the field
for tomorrow's election, one propos
ed bv the board of directors and
the other by the membership,
directors' ticket Includes H. E.
teel, Fred W. Reimers, M. C. Rice
and Dudley Marshall. The member
ship ticket comprises Samuel S. Da
vis, Lloyd Lamphere, Swain Pearson
and Leon Mitchell.
MANY TO VOTE.
There are nearly 400 members of
the club now who have the right to
vote and the directors hope that all
will register their choice. In addi
tion to the 400 resident members
there are about 200 non-resident
members whose privileges do not in
clude the right to vote for directors.
A membership meeting will be
called at 8:30 at which time the re
sult of the voting will be announced.
SAYS A DEALER
Continued Cold Spell Has Abont
Eaten Up All the Fuel
That Was Stored.
POWERLESS TO GET MORE
witnessed tl'.Is prist
almont every hoin.i
Pipes in sou.
s i fjuipprd ! (;
B. "ornea!, physical director of
with n wnfer system have been froz-ithe Rock island public schools, who
en. Only the best of care can pre- j was operated on for appendicitis just
vent such conditions. But it 18 the'
statement of those who knerw r.r
I'lutnbin systems that there are
better ways of prevention than toj
let the water run nil night long.
Shut it off nnd drain the pipes.
Then- is little probability that the
mains will be frozen as they are well
protected by being below the frost
At the filter plant every precau
tion has been taken. Everything Is
in reail!nens for emergencies should
they ii rise. In cane of a fire the only
protection c:tu come from the plant
when people lnmttt on using water
as hus been the rase recently. The
engines at the plant are in good
before the holidays, and who is at
present convalescing at the home of
his parents in Pennsylvania, is ex
pected in the city the first part of
next week. His classes have been
dropped for the present.
T. KYMEL STARK
According to reports which have
floated to Rock Islaud, T. Kymel
Stark, wanted here for beating his
board bill and for confidence game,
thni o. Bmriisp of the fart that there! ls to hRve a heariDg tomorrow in one
of the Chicago police courts and
a possibility that be will
PLAN TO PROTECT
Investors in Defunct Insurance
Company Will Go Into
MEETING IS HELD HERE
First Step Will Be to Fight Suits
Growing Out of Merger With
Is little sediment In the river now,
the work at the filter Is jrreatlv les
sened. A force of men has been en- ,nere ls
Kilned in cutting ice In tbe clear wa
ter basins. Ice, clear as crystal and
14 Inches in thickness, has been cut.
It Is not utili.ed In any way. In
three nights Ire froze to a thickness
of elyht Inches in the basins.
Saloon Open Sunday.
Frank Thorpe, proprietor of a sa
loon at Fifteenth street and Fourth
avctiii, was fined $30 and costs this
afteri.oon by Justice W. F. Schroeder
for keeping his pluce open yesterday.
be dismissed, fco that the exponent
of the get-rich-quick methods may
not get-away-quick. Hock Island po
lice department will have some one
on the scene so that when T. Kymel
walks forth if be does walk forth
It will be possible to arrest him and
bring him to Rock Island to answer
to charges on file here.
Having bought a large ship
ment of good coffee, we will
sell for this week at per pound
25c, 30c, 35c
Java and Mocha Ia Crh
coffee, pound fxvC!
This is a saving for you ofj
frcui 5c to 10c per pound on
the same grade. i
People come to ovr store
from all over the city for cof
fees The reason is obvious.
Our coffee is good and every
body likes good coffee.
Let us supply you with our
coffee. You'll find it good all
E. H. Clement
Call. West 321.
22C Twentieth Street.
TO TAILORING FIRM
J. E. Janes anuounces that he has;
leased the store building at IS 12
Second avenue, just adjoining his
restaurant, to the D. 11. Tailoring
company of Chicago, which concern
now has In operation 27 stores
throughout the country. The firm
In the hope of recovering a po-
tion at least of their original invest
ment in Northern Life Insurance
company stock, 28 local investors
met Saturday afternoon with H. A.
Sibley of Chicago, who has the larg
est holdings of any individual in
terested and who has been mapping
out a plan of action whereby the in
terests of the stockholders may be
protected. The meeting was held at
the Rock Island club and as a re
sult thereof, a committee composed
of H. A. Sibley, Chicago, Dr. E. E,
Hagler,- Chicago, and C. It. Tom-
bauch of Pontlac, was authoriz
ed to take such action as was deem
ed fit to best protect the interests of
the stockholders, and if necessary to
employ counsel and beein any legal
action which may be deemed advis
STOCK I ASSESSED.
In order to carry out such action
Mr. Sibley suggested that each
stockholder contribute 50 cents for
each share of stock held, and de
posit his certificates In escrow with
the Old Colony Trust & Savings
bank of Chicago, and as soon as
4,000 shares had been deposited tbe
committee of three could begin ac
tion. This plan was endorsed by
those present and a committee com
posed of Morris Geismar, S. J. Col
lies and W. A. Scbaeffer, was ap
pointed to obtain the signatures of
local investors and handle the af
fair at this end of the line.
OFFICERS HL'LO LIABLE.
In a conference with W. P. Thorn
ton, the insurance law expert of the
firm, at Springfield, III., Friday, Mr.
Sibley was advised that the Fraternal
The humane impulses of a member
of. the Rock Island club caused him to
break the rules of the new club house
last night when he took a neglected
canine, half frozen from long exposure
Into the building, had it fed and then
carefully tucked away for the night in
the furnace room.
The dog, which is of the mongrel
type, but rather cute at that, had been
lying around the entrance to the club
evenings since the building was open
ed. In fact it hag been a familiar ob
ject of attention and pity alone Xine-
The teenth street between Second and
Cas- Third avenues s'.nce winter Ket in.
The same citizen who played the role
of good Samaritan last night had on a
former occasion bribed a bell boy at
the New Harper to feed and care for
the poodle one night when it was
found asleep in the gutter close to
the curb, with the thermometer below
zero. The bell boy succeeded in feed
ing the dog but when he undertook to
take it indoors, he found himself con
fronted by a more difficult task. The
dog would not be coaxed. It simply
pricked up its ears and ran, only to
come back later and resume sleep In
the gutter. And it was so alert that
any attempt to steal upon it and take
it indoors failed. '
More recently the dog has been in
the habit of sleeping under the shelter
of the big east porch of the club, but
it has been as much of an undertak
ing to corral and capture it there aa
in the street. The canine simply
heat it every time a kindly disposed
club member approached.
Last night the dog took up its abode
on a bundle of matting on the club
porch, and the citizen who had on
many former occasions attempted to
make friends with the dog found It
there and picked it up. The poor
little waif of the street was too stiff
and numb with the cold to offer fur
When taken to the furnace room the
dog panted with the heat. It seemed
to be an entirely new experience, and
the way the food that was set before
it disappeared almost moved its bene
factor to tears. There is a sentiment
among some of the club members in
favor of adopting the wanderer aa a
club mascot and naming it "Rlc" after
the club monogram, notwithstanding
that there is a club rule that strictly
forbids taking dogB into the building.
But down deep in the heart of man
there beats a tender feeling that is apt
to override rules and customs, all of
which have their good purpose, when
it comes to taking a neglected little
animal in out of the cold.
One of the club waiters may adopt
the dog, or it may be turned over to
the Humane society. At any rate It
will not be allowed to suffer.
Railroads Cannot Move It From tbe
Mines Through Lack of Motor
Power and Cars.
COLDEST WEATHER IN
SEVEN YEARS RECORDED
Yesterday morning the official
thermometer In Davenport at the
government observatory there regis
tered 19 degrees below zero, that
being the coldest weather recorded
here in seven years. This morning
at 7 o'clock the mercury had gone
up to zero, but the government prog
nosticator handed out the informa
tion that It would go down some five
degrees or so during the night.
The trl-citles are at present fac
ing a coal famine and unless there
is an abatement in the severity of
the weather or better railroad facil
ities can be obtained, the citizens of
the three towns will be forced to
purchase furs and sleeping bags to
keep from freezing to death. This
statement was made by a local deal
er this morning, who ls conversant
with local conditions.
NO COAL TO BE OBTAINED.
There is no coal to be had at pres
ent from many of the dealers, although
others claim to have a fair sup
ply. With the " exception of a few
dealers, who had a large supply
stored, there is practically no coal
in the city, and from the present out
look none can be obtained. Rock Is
land is a railroad center and on this
account dealers have been able to
buy cars on very short notice and
but little attempt is made to keep
a large supply on hand as is the case
in places which are not so conven
iently reached by rail.
WARM WEATHER FOOLS DEALERS.
One reason for the shortage is
that consigning companies stopped
their consignments because of the
fact that December was a very mild
month, which caused the prices to
drop and boosted their demurrage
bills, cars of coal standing untouch
ed on the tracks for weeks. The cold
weather has boosted the demand and
at the same time seriously interfer
ed with the production, as trouble
ls usually experienced at the mines
during severe weather by reason of
the fact that the severe strain placed
on the machinery results in break
downs and boiler trouble is also
RAIL SERVICE INADEQUATE.
Most of the coal in the three cities
comes from the mines in aoutnern
Illinois, but at present it is impos
sible to obtain it because of the lack
of railroad accommodations. Loco
motives are breaking down constant
ly, and the supply of engines is not
sufficient to meet the demand. Cars
loaded with coal are standing for
days at a time on side tracks, be
cause of the scarcity of locomotives.
At other points cars cannot be ob
tained to transport the coal.
LOCAL DEALERS IP AGAINST IT.
This morning one Davenport
dealer started the day with eight
teams and five tons of coal. Several
Moline dealers have not a pound of
the bituminous product and in this
city the supply is practically ex
hausted. Yesterday most of the coal com
panies delivered all day and this
morning the demand was just as
The splendid ' values that await the shoppers here
can only be realized after a visit of inspection through
all the departmentsfor the bargains are so numer
ous and so varied in nature that we could not state
them all on four pages of any newspaper. Many of
the most attractive lots are too small to advertise.
Tuesday Special Tuesday Only, Finds
FURS lA PRICE
21 sets of .fine natural Siberian Red
Fox. The Siberian Red Fox is a
delicate golden red
with a light stripe
through the center.
The fur is clean and
well tanned, marked
as bargains at their
prices now. One day
clearing sale special
16 sets Blue Wolf
(Goat), scientifically bathed
to soften tl.j fur, iQ
your choice at each. pZ.T1-
We made a tremendous purchase of the famous
Wilson Bros. Dress Shirts. Thi3 famous brand of
shirts sell and always did sell as high as $2.00
Young & McCombs offer you this great purchase
of shirts from Wilson Mfg. Co., QQ
. s J
Tribunes suits could be successful! v
ih estaunsu a uraiuu ai me sec-; defended and that the officers and di
ond avenue location and has albo reffors of the Northern Life are li
tuade arrangements for similar able to the stockholders. Mr. Thorn
stores in both Moline and Davenport. ton e,pressed the belief that suit for
Th lease extends for five years and i recoverv 8hould be started at once
the new firm will take possession 1 Each stockholder is to sign an
just as soon as the improvements I aftreement to bear hl3 proportionate
and repairs now under way are com- ghare of the expenses of the com
pleted, which will probably be about mittee in prosecuting surh suits,
tbe tirt,t of February. TO fk.ht tribi k siits.
Tbe leasing of this building will
cause Mr. Janes to change his plans
somewhat, as he hail contemnlated I
using the entire space of both build
ings for bis restaurant business. His'
plan now is to continue bis counter I
in the present location along the!
west wall and the remainder of the
space as well as the rear part of the
adjoining store, will be used for din
ing tables an archway having been
cut in the wall between the two
As soon as the improvements now
contemplated are finished. Mr. Janes
will have one of the most modern
V,-.d up-to-date restaurants in the
At another conference Saturday
night 20 signatures were obtained
WORK OF THE GRAND
JURY IS COMPLETED
The grand jury which has been ini
session since last Tuesday afternoon
finished its work today and made a re
port to Judge W. H. Gest. Nothing
was made public however, but evident
ly a considerable number of indict
ments were returned.
Claude Stark Arrives.
Claude Stark arrived in the city
today to interview the promoters of
a new baseball club as to his chances
of being named
Students of City Return to
Work After Having Enjoyed
Two Weeks Vacation.
dozen Neckties going fast at big spe
50c on the Dollar
Price 50c on the Dollar Tuesday.
JUCO OPERATIVE STORE CO. A A rock island, ill. 4
Moline institution. The Moline boys
are George Rathbun, Edward For
bes, Emil Peterson and Martin
SIX APPRENTICES ENROLL
Special Course at the High School
Has Its Inauguration This
After two weeks of vacation the
pupils of the public schools of the
city resumed their studies again this
morning. They found the buildings
in excellent shape thanks to the work
done by the janitors during the holi
days. The enrollment in the var
ious schools were practically the
as manaeer of the tame as Detore tne Holidays cora-
CANDIDATE TO TALK
This evening at the Turner hall
there will be the meeting at which
W. E. Rodriguez, mayoral candidate
on the socialist ticket at the spring
municipal election in Chicago, and
Robert Sullivan, editor of the Elec
trical Workers' Journal, published
at Springfield, will speak. Industrial
organizations and the benefits ac
gcrulng to members will be the sub
ject for discussion by these speakers.
The meeting is under the auspices of
the Tri-City Federation of Labor.
Negro, Eludes Police.
Mack, Raglen, colored, broke away
from two police officers Saturday night
while being conveyed to the county
jail to serve 20 days, and made his es
cape. Later he was caught in Daven
port and brought back and Incarcera
ted. He was jailed on charges of dis
orderly conduct preferred against him
by Fay Deising, who alleged that he
has stolen some of her clothes.
Have Sent Out 2.200 Letters.
The Associated Charities recently
sent out 2,200 cards asking for funds
for the association charity work. The
Argus, through an error Saturday even-
jand it was decided that the first step' iDg, made the number sent out 200,
will be to assist in the defense of;
The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made it Chamer
lains Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re
quire their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, lietlessness
into energy, gloominess into Joyous
cess. Their action Is eo gentle one
don't realize ther have taken a purga
tive. Sold by all druggists.
tbe Fraternal Tribunes suits. The
Fraternal Tribunes suits will be be-i
gun at Springfield tbe last of the
present month and Mr. Thornton has
been furnished with the papers in
the case of Attorneys Gillespie &
Fitzgerald, representing the receivers.
Hawk Beaten at Wilton.
Handicapped by a slippery floor to
which they were unaccustomed, the
West End Settlement Hawks were de
feated in a basketball game at Wilton,
Iowa, Friday evening. The Hawks are
anxious to book a return game so
that they will have an opportunity to
even cp with the Wilton five.
In Police Court.
When Frank Brooks, arrested Sat
uday night for drunkenness, gave the
name of Charles Smith, he was una
ware of the fact that he was getting
into hot water. When arraigned be-
Still Doing Business.
Notwithstanding the fact that we are
somewhat tern up at our restaurant at
1810 Second avenue, and will be for
some time, we are serving some of the
best 25-cent dinners and suppers at
the old stand that can be found in the
three cities at our restaurant at 1614
Second avenue. Is open day and night.
We serve a regular meal there from
11 a. m. to 8 p. m. for 25 cents that
cannot be surpassed for the price. Our
business lunch for 15 cents is also a
winner. Remember the name, "Janes"
at either place means "quality, quan
tity and service."
J. E. JAXES.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a
very valuable medicine for throat and
lung troubles, quickly relieved ana
cures painful breathing aid a danger
ously sounding cough which Indicates
congested lungs. Sold by all druggists.
menced as the first semester is not
yet completed and few students
leave school after having stayed four
In three weeks the end of tbe
semester comes and after a week of
final examinations the second semes-
ter will commence.
APPRENTICES BEGIN (OIR6E.
Six of the apprentices who have
been indentured for a four year
term of service with the Tri-City
Master Builders' association, began
their three months' course at the
Rock Island high school this morn
ing. They are Charles Koehler,
Carl Lutz, Curt Lundeen, Carl
Horst, J. Swisher and Ray Stitz
mass. -it is a part of the apprenticeship
agreement that these boys attend
school for three calendar months of
the year, during which time they re
ceive full pay. The course of study
which they will pursue includes shop
arithmetic, mechanical drawing.
English, history, grammar and man
MOLIKERS STAY HOME.
It was thought, for a time, that
the Moline apprentices would also
pursue their studies at the local high
school, bnt arrangements have been
made whereby they will attend the
for dainty tastes means that
only the finest and purest are
so considered. All bon bons,
c h o c o 1 a tes, marshmallows,
creams, home-made caramels,
etc., sold by us are of the most
delicate and delightful flavors.
We carry a fine line of pack
ages such as Lowney's, Foss,
Huyler's, Allegrettis, Schra-ffts
Gansert's, Whitman's, Bonita
and Johnston's. The largest
assortment in the three cities.
1710-1718 Second Avenue
Old Phone West 156.
Commissioner Archie Hart present
ed the name of Mrs. Margaret M.
Schroeder for confirmation as police
matron to succeed Miss Dina Ramser,
resigned, at the meeting of the com
mission this afternoon. Miss Ramsei
has offered her resignation because ol
home duties. Mrs. Schroeder resides
at 1320 Seventh avenue, ls well known
In the community and possesses all the
abilities essential to success in the of
fice. She is the mother of Attorney
C. J. Schroeder and will have his aid
in the conduct of the duties of her of
fice. She is expected to take Miss
Ramser's place early next week.
news all tbe time. The
Summer lives eternally along he)
beaches, her fields are solid rugs o;
flowers her streets are hedged wltl
pepper trees and roses.
Rock Island Lines
When you go, go by way of the
make the journey part of youi
Sunshine All the Way
by the direct route of low altitude
through El Paso and New Mexico.
Big berths, splendid meals. Perfecl
train service over a smooth road-bed
makes the trip to the most delight
ful land in the universe one oi
Let me quote fares and help you
plan a trip.
F. H. Plummer,
C. P. Agent.
1829 Second Arn
8. 7. Boyd.
Dir. Pas. Agt,