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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY; FEBlllJARY 27, 1912.
CITY WILL HAVE
SNOW HAULED OFF
ELECTRIC SNOW SWEEP OF THE TRI-CITY RAILWAY
GRANTS WRIT TO
CLOSE UP JOINT
, COMPANY BREAKING THE WAY FOR THE BRIDGE LINE
Wednesday's Rug Bulletin
For Wednesday's selling only we offer ten 9x12
Wilton Velvet rugs in new spring patterns,
soft Persian tones, lorg silky pile, heavy back ,
and closely woven have always sold for $30,
While 1 0 last take your choice for
$100 Appropriated from Con
Judge Bamsay Benders Opinion
tingency Fund to Clear the
Gutters in Streets.
on Injunction Cases Against
A. W. Billburg.
PASS PAVING ORDINANCES
t -1 i , .
SUSTAINS THE PLAINTIFFS
Vrogre Made In Pro J ret for Im
Declares Chop Suey House Conduct
provement of Second and
ed by the Defendant to Be
The city commissioners voted $100
at their meeting yesterday afternoon
for the purpose of removing the snow
from the gutters in the streets. The
city Is practically snowbound and the
banks of mow on each side of the
street where it has been thrown by
the snow plows seriously impede traf
fic. The commissioners felt that it
would be best to assist In the removal
of this obstruction as much as possi
ble and so votd $100 from the contin'
gent fund. The bpow will probably be
hauled onto the ice in the river and
The meeting of the council yester
day was rather uneventful, but few Im
portant matters coming up. The regu
lar report of receipts and disburse
ment wan made and placed on file
Commissioner Archie Hart submitted
the name of John Blalsdell for the
position of fireman.
rvix; ohdivick pass.
Mayor Schrlvcr moved that the
Fourth and Second avenues paving
ordinances be adopted and the
vote in favor of the ordinances was
unanimous. This means that Rock Is
land will have Second avenue paved
from Fourteenth street to Twentieth,
street, with asphalt. Fourth avenue
will be paved from Sixteeu'h to Twen
XKMBK HI)IACE IP.
Mayor Sch river read a report of the
hoard of local improvements suggest
ing that an ordinance be passed pro
viding for the laying of the section of
the Seventh ward sewer Included be
tween Thirty-eighth and Forty-first
The above picture taken Tester day morning shows one of the methods taken for clearing the streets, of
the avalanche of snow which fell the rreceding night. On Third avenue between Nineteenth and Twen
tieth streets, where the picture was taken, men had to precede the snow sweep with shovels and clear the
rsli-: before the powerful machine could make any progress.
streets and Eleventh and Eighteenth
avenues. This recommendation was
considered. The estimated cost sub
mitted by the city engineer was $7,
C54.20. PERMIT FOR SIDETRACK.
A resolution was passed giving per
mission to the Rock Island Bridge &
Iron company to lay a switch track on
Mill street from the Blake Specialty
company 300 yards south to their con
templated building. The weights and
measures ordinance was discussed at
the meeting and will be taken up again
at the next meeting.
The city primaries were held yester
day in Davenport, with very little con
test except for aldermanic positions,
Alfred C. Mueller, present mayor,
heads the reDublican ticket and Dr. J,
A. DeArmand will head the democratic
ticket. The primary was very quiet,
with little excitement, the heavy snow
causing a record light vote.
Traffic Conditions Are Better
Today in the Business
RAILROADS LIMBER UP
Effects of Blizzard Being Overcome
and Conditions Beturn to
police entered the bell would be rung
three or four times.
DESMET GETS BAIL.
DeSmet was released from jail this
morning as he secured Emll DeMinck
and August Van Kenebroeck to go his
bail, amounting to $500, the charge be
ing keeper of a disorderly house.
H. R. BATTLES & CO.
1806 Second Ave.
Lenten season The variety of our canned, smoked and
salted. fish is the greatest, freshest and the best in this
part of the state.
SPECIAL FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
Special fig bars,
Taney seeded raisins,
Red Eoy Salmon, finest Alaska
sulniou, in tins, tall c&'5ffc-
per can mUC
Red Clover Salmon, finest
Lurkcye blood red and full of oil,
each tmm 3 C
Lobster, extra fancy packed Ca
nadian lobster, "Zffc j-
18c, 3Uc and Ovf C
Kippered Herring, or herring
in tomato sauce, or in f
bouillon, 15c, 20c and .mJU
Mackerel, soused, in tomato or
plain, a can
20c and teOC
Salted Mackerel, fine fat Nor
way, white, 1 CZt
each 10c and I3C
Finnan Haddies, in cans, pack
ed by t'Tosh &
Black well, a can l)3C
Clams, Sea Gull brand,
No. 2 size cans J V
Fish Flakes, ready for immedi
ate uee, no soaking, "9
per can 10c and
Crab Meat, Japanese crab meat
in tins, per can 25c M
Cove Oysters, 1 Ap
a can V
King Oscar brand,
two cans ,
Halibut, moked, thick OA.
Codfish, boneless pound cakes,
lfc, shredded In ffcf
Anchovies, Norwegian in round
B. & M., 10c and
Oil Sardines, domestic, key
opener, six cans
Mustard Sardines, Underwood
tireen Label, best quality of
dressing used, two
cans for . .,
"With the storm and blizzard over,
work was started this morning clear
ing the streets and getting them into
condition for traffic and business. The
large drifts and heaps of snow in the
business district were cleared away as
much as possible, the work cars of
the Tri-City Railway company serving
to haul away the snow. Several gangs
of men were busy fixing the crossings
and widening the paths for the pedes-
Street car service was good today,
I considering the conditions under which
j i was necessary to work. The snow
on the car tracks caused the wheels
to slip and it was difficult to keep up
to schedule, especially during the rush
The reports from the railroads are
that freight traffic is limbering up
and that the yards are clear enough
to permit switching.
Passenger trains, both from the east
and west, were still late today, al
though they were keeping closer to
schedule than yesterday. The tracks
tare in nearly the same condition that
the street car tracks are In the city.
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the day and a possibility of a loosen
ing in the cold wave, the snow should
disappear quickly and traffic conditions
should again reach their normal state.
FVXERAL OF MRS. CRANE.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Crane,
an old resident of this city who died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. George
Hess, Buffalo township, Iowa, Sun
day morning, will he held from the
Masonic hall. Rock Island at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Granville H
Sherwood of Trinity church officiating.
Burial will take place at Chippiannock
Mrs. Crane had been in ill health for
years and last Tuesday sustained a
stroke of paralysis, which was follow
ed Immediately by another on Wednes
day, and as a result she never regain
Mrs. Crane was born at Lowell,
Mass., March 13, 1S42, coming west
to Grand Detour, 111., when a child.
She was married to J. K. McDonald
at that place in 18G4, her maiden name
being Mary E. Bailey. Her husband
was called by death in 1SCC. She was
again married in 1872 to A. M. Crane,
who died In September 1888. Mrs
Crane had made her home in this ctty
for a number of years and 12 months
ago removed to Buffalo town
ship to make her home with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Hess. Besides her daughter,
she Is also survived by a son, Charles
McDonald of Peoria and a sister, Mrs.
A. P. Fisk of Moline.
The popularity of really fine coffee Is unquestioned. That It pro
motes good fellowship and inspires the mental and physical efforts
there is no question. If you want a really fine coffee try our Durkas
co brand, one pound cans 40c, two pound cans 75c
GIRL TELLS HOW
Says She Was Taken to Resort
and Kept There by Ed
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the Police" Which Would lVe
Tcnt Any Ilaid.
White slavery exists in Rock Island,
according to the statements of the four
girls caught in the raid on the DeSmet
resort Saturday night, who stated this
morning that they were placed in the
resort by Ed McCarthy, the man who
is now in jail under SI, 000 bonds on a
charge of pandering. Thev state they
were compelled to turn over to him
the greater part of their earnings.
They further stated that McCartny
told them they would be safe there
and he would see to it that they were
not arrested because he "had some
thing on" the police and they would
not dare jo arrest either him or any
one he was interested in.
CIRI. OIVKS INTERVIEW.
n One of the girls, in speaking of Mc
Carthy said: "I was working at the
Davenport hotel, and I met McCarthy at
a dance. He wanted me to become an
Inmate at the DeSmet place and guar
anteed that I would not be bothered by
the police, as 'he bad It on them. I
have been in the resort about four
weeks and McCarthy has taken every
cent of my earnings. On several oc
casions he has beaten me up with his
bare fists and I can still show you
black and blue marks on my arm,
which he placed there. He even took
a little bank containing $3.75 in which
I put my small change, and when i ask
ed him about it he accused Itvo other
girls in the place of stealing it. He
has been bringtn? Tien to the place
right along and has been hanging
around there almost constantly.
Another girl explained how an elec
tric bell had been run from the saloon
to the resort and that when Ttsltors
entered the saloon m bo were O. K. the
MRS. E. M. COOK.
Word was received in the city this
morning of the death of Mrs. E. M
Cook in Minneapolis, Minn., last night,
after a very brief illness, the announce
ment containing no details of her ill
ness. Mrs. Cook before her marriage
was Miss Mae L. McCiam and she was
born in this city 41 years ago. but
since her mrriage she had lived w
Minneapolis. She leaves besides her
husband two daughters and one son,
her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
A. McClain of Jefferson City, Mo.,
two brothers, B. E. McClain of Minne
apolis, who is also critically ill, and
E. C. McClain of Des Moines and
other relatives in this city. The re
mains will be buried at Minneapolis
tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Cook's moth
er, Mrs. Dicy Cook, lives at 001 Third
MR. MARtil RETHA FROHBOES.
Mrs. Marguretha Frohboes, wife of
Henry Frohboes, 1434 Seventeenth ave
nue, died at 11:50 this morning after
an illness lasting several years. Mrs.
Frohboes was well and favorably
known throughout the city having a
large circle of friends. She was born
at Beldorf-Holstein, Germany, Oct 28,
183S and she came to America May 12,
1SS2 direct to Rock Island which city
had been her home ever since.
Surviving are the husband and four
children, Marie, John and Mrs. Tillie
Williams at home and Mrs. Betty
Gottsche of Moline.
Funeral services will be held Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.
Rev. I. O. Nothstein wll officiate. Bur
ial will take place at the German Lu
KI SKRAI. OK MRS. VEHBI RT.
The funeral of Mrs. Jans Stewart
Yerbury was held from Trinity
church this morning at 10 o'clock.
Rev. Granville H. Sherwood officiat
ing. The bearers were R. G. Hud
son, R. H. Dart, J. H. Barrett, T.
Eichelsdoerfer, P. G. Linter and An
drew Math. Burial took place at
The funeral of James C. Logan, who
died yesterday morning, will be held
from the home, S27 West Sixteenth
street, Davenport, tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock. Burial will take place
at Holy Family cemetery.
Judge F. D. Ramsay late yester
day afternoon rendered his verdict in
the city's Injunction proceedings
against A. W. Billburg and sustained
the petition In every particular. The
order for injunction was Issued and
upon the writ being prepared, it will
be turned over to the sheriff with or
ders to serve upon Billburg. The in
junction will restrain Billburg from
continuing to operate his chop suey
joint in connection with his saloon on
Twentieth street east of Spencer
Early this morning the city filed
with the circuit clerk another bill for
Injunction directed against the Bill
burg saloon itself. As the former pe
tition and the resulting injunction ap
plied only to the chop suey house, it
is not thought possible to close up the
saloon by similar procedure. The time
for hearing the second petition has not
yet been set.
HOLDS PLACE A XI7ISAXCE.
In his opinion Judge Ramsay held
that the chop suey house as conducted
by Billburg is a nuisance and that as
such injunction proceedings as filed
by the city are proper and should
be granted. It was pointed out that
the place did not operate under a
license to sell liquor and that never
theless booze was dispensed regularly
from the saloon next door. It was
also pointed out that n addition the
place was a notorious resort for lewd
women and gamblers, and that it les
sened the value of Spencer square as
a place where respectable people
might spend a Bummer evening. In
view of these facts the judge ordered
the issuance of the injunction.
SOT AFTER SALOON.
In the petition for an injunction
against the saloon which Billburg and
H. G. Merritt conduct jointly, the
license having been Issued in the
name of the latter, the plaintiff attor
neys set forth that the place is oper
ating without a license and that it too,
is a nuisaance. The informtlon is con
tained that for various and good rea
sons the city commission saw fit to
revoke the license under which the
saloon was formerly conducted and
that since that revocation the pro
prietors have continued to keep their
place open and to follow their former
habits of allowing women, and gam
blers to congregate.
The attorneys who secured the In
junction were City Attorney J. F. Wit
ter, William Jackson, and J. L. Haas.
John Looney appeared for the joint
I RAMSAY ON BENCH;
PROF. ANKER PLEASES AT
FIRST PUBLIC RECITAL
Despite of the huge snow drifts
and bad walking a well-jfilled chapel
greeted Professor Algert Anker, head
of the violin department at Augus
tana, in his first public recital at
the college last night, and it seem
ed to be the consensus of opinion of
these present that the young violin
1st is a finished player and a musi
cian of rare ability. He was ably
assisted by Mrs. Edla Lund, mezzo
soprano, and Miss Effle Johnson, pi
anist and accompanist.
Professor Anker's program of sev
en numbers was not only difficult, but
also very classical, and it was varied
enough to bring out to advantage
the versatility of the performer.
Grieg's Sonata In C minor for piano
and violin was the opening number.
In this distinctly northern piece, with
Its weird and melancholy passages,
the violinist pleased his audience. His
tcnes were full, while his technic was
excellent. After his rendition of Ma
zurka de Bravura (Musin) he was
given a good ovation and re
sponded with an encore. Humoreske
(Koepplng) and Souvenir (Drdla)
were also well given.
Mrs. Lund sang four songs and as
usual pleased her hearers. Cad
man's "From the Land of the Sky
blue Water" was sung in a manner
to be specially worthy of comment.
She was forced to respond with an
encore. Miss Eifie Johnson, who
played for Mrs. Lund and Professor
Aiker, performed in her usual cap
able manner and again demonstrated
that she ranks as one of the best ac
companists in the trl-cities.
Circuit court was convened this
morning by Judge F. D. Ramsay, and
the trial of the case of the State bank
against Bryan, et al., was resnmed.
Because of illness, Fred Clow of Milan,
one of the jurors in the case, was un
able to report for service, and upon
agreement of the attorneys for both
sides it was decided to proceed with
a jury composed of 11 men instead ot
the usual 12
The case has occupied the attention
of the court for more than two weeks.
Judge W. H. Gest. who presided until
today, had to retire because of illness,
and by special agreement Judge Ram
say took up the case where It was
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CARELESS ABOUT APPEN
DICITIS IN ROCK ISLAND
Many Rock Island people have stom
ach or bowel trouble which Is like
ly to turn into appendicitis If you
have constipation, sour stomach or
gas on the stomach, try simple buck
thorn bark, glycerine, etc., as com
pounded In Adler-ka, the new Ger-j
man appendicitis remedy. A. Heim-
beck, druggist, 924 Third avenue,!
states that a single dose of this aim-'
pie remedy will relieve boi nn
bartender w ould ricg once, but if tUs S stomach trouble almost instantly. i
11 It Be?
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Rock Island, III.