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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 0, 1918.
TSS-CITY GETS THE
Much for Davenport With
More to Gome.
IMPROVEMENT IS PROMISED
Development Likely to Awaken Rock
l&land to tt Meager Inter
Weeks and George G. Kuhn of Daven-
THE EW OFFH F.R.
The officers will be:
President J. F. Porter.
Vice President F. V. E.lis and
P. P. Cratts.
Secretary and Treasurer H. E.
Mr. Crafts will have direct charge
0f tije management of the interurban
Deal Today Announced Means Properties as general manager.
It Is believed that tne arraagemem
will not only be of benefit to the
I companies, but to the cities and com
munities served. To furnffh the mo
effectual operation of the propTies
involved, it has b-en decided to reov
the headquarters of the Iowa & Illi
nois Railway Co. from Clinton to
rni,iiiK m-:kik.i hkrk. ,
The fact that Haenport has thus
gained added advantages In the way
cf interurban service, and the people
of the three rities know that the t-on-:
summation today announced means
i improvement in the operation of the
' 1. & I., and that the Tri-City com
' pany is also providing Molir.e with
an interurban line, which had bef.n ,
vast y bettered bin'e the company
i took it over, will have a tendency to
arouse a feeling that the Tri-City
company ought to be doing something
a'ong the same line for Kock Island.
If the Tri-City company could take
over 'he Ro k Island Southern, pro
dded it could make a satisfactory
deal and bring the cars into the city
over its tracks from Milan or Searss
; or build an entirely new line of iu
j own to the lower end would sre as
a substantial evidence of th- com
pany's appreciation of th- kind y feel
Itig that Rook Island ha- a all ti:!ns
exhibited toward it when valued fran
chises were solicited. Indeed. Hocl;
Island has always been the tirst of
the three cities to respond without
restrictions to serious exactions to any
petition the conipa.iy has made either
for the renewal of pending ordinances
or the extension of its rights and priv
ileges within the city. Rock lyUiivl
has for years stood in need of bet'er
facilities to the lower end and U the
: adjoining county of Mercer, and vh;!
the Rock Island Southern has- gone
long way to supply them, tie- nieiis
of transportation is by means per
fect yet. owing to the tact i:at it-"
! cars do not come up town,
i In the meantime the Tri-City Kail
' way company has built nd p ' 1
operation for the people of Da.i.po;
! at an enormous cost in return for ;r .:
! chise renewals, a line between I'.i. i
i port and Muscatine and now has ! . K' :i
i over tlie operation of Davenport air!
Clinton interurban. while it is op ctcd
which was ouilt at that point by Rock
Island's enterprising citizen, George
Wagner. The stations will not all be
the same sise of the one at Wagner,
but they wl be so built as to serve
all purposes as to shelter and comfort
for the patrons of the read.
F.W ROAD TO M1SCATTH.
Muscatine, Iowa, Feb. 8. With a
view of Interesting Muscatine people
MAN IS HELD FOR
until it was determined whether or .
net the lady desired to see any call
ers at that hour. Wilson then became
abusive and started for the elevator.
Refused admittance to the oage, the
man started up the steps and when
the porter followed and requested him
to come down, a battle ensued. Both
clinched and pounded each other for
several minutes before Wilson was '
subdued enough to be loaded into the
anri nnrHonlfirlv thnca b hn bp. lintriAi-a
of real estate In the Illinois bottom 'Ernest B. Oowdery of Moline Is elevator and taken down stairs
The Tri-City Railway company has
ikD over the Iowa & Illinois interur
ban between. Iavenport and Clinton
which gives It control of the interur
han lines out of Iaven.porf up and
ck.w n the river as far as Clinton in one
direction and Muscatine lu the other.
If is proposed to eventually run.
ihroiigh cars from Muscatine by way
of Davenport to Cliutou and it is
i.itt gether likely that It will not be
very :ong until Davenport is connect
ed w th Burlington at the south and ;
I'w;l city and Cedar Rapids on the .
v e-t by means of interurban lines. ,
According to the announcement '
timOe by President Porter of the Tri
City Railway and Klght companies
today the arrangements have been
f.n p cted whereby the corporations
of which he is the bead, will furnish
he current for the operation of the
Iowa Ilhnois Railway Co. This
seriite wii; be Installed and service
I'U'un as soon as equipment can be i
secured. It is also contemplated that '.
Trf City companies will furnish
':i rem for light and power service
iilei.g the route 0r the Iowa Illinois j
lia 'way Co that the patrons of the!
eiiit,'ti may have facilities for man
ufa Hint', lightine and other uses.'
Arel at the same, time joint operation
been provided as between the
li wa A.- Illinois Railway Co. and the
li.n.tijiort & Muscatine Railway Co..!
' I iioniics may be effected and 1
lr!i service secured between Clin- I
through davenport, to Muscatine.
.-.rraugetiM-tit to be effective until
Tin; t iiKH.H i kt.Ktu t:.
l ie frei.-tit service j, connection
will: the Chicago 4 Northwestern Rail-
ay Co. w ill be continued and ex-t'-i'I'd
arid it in expected that the
I" v. source of power will enable the
i" .. .V Illinois Railway Co. to extend
i s a''eaclv ffertive service. The
operation of th'
lands, the promoters of the steam road
which It is proposed to extend from
near Reynolds, 111., to Muscatine, hare
placed on display at the local banks
blueprints of the proposed new route.
The road is favored by the owners
of property in that rich agricultural
community lying opposite and below
this city in Illinois and is being pro
moted by thoFe most directly Interest
ed In the prosperity of the community.
A strip of territory as fertile and
productive as the valley of the Nile
Hps in Mercer county. 111., and It Is
Charged With Offense Beast
Would Not Commit.
Charged with being the father of an
lnfaat born to his own daughter yes
terday at a sanitarium in Moline. Er
nest B. Cowdery of that city Is being
jheld by the police pending n investi
gation of his case by the grand jury.
i which is now In Besslon. though tak
ing a recess. Cowdery, who Is 40 years
old, deaies his guilt and his wife be-
lieves him, but the evidence of two
Again In the lobby the Infuriated
man peeled off his coat and wanted
to "beat up' every one in the place.
Uetective Herman Sehnert took the
man into custody after another strug
gle. At the jail, Wilson refused to
be locked up and was finally thrown
bodily into the cell.
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.1119 .llUllflV . Ul II OllUb ' U 1 . .V 113 , , .
v. j . . i.u .v. daughters is to the contrary. The
in ' i jju Li J iitp L ii e UtJW lUttU. ItlD 1 , - . v , e . .
value of farm lands 1b held down In
A ROBBERY PLOT
that sec'ion because of the lack of
proper shipping facilities and hence
tho movement looking toward the new
road has come from the land owners
ant: tne rarmers tcemseives.
According to the
mother of the Infant is but 15 years
old. She Incriminates her father.
Another and older daughter lends :
strength to the charge by telling of at-
tempts made upon her by her father.
Moline police authorities and .Miss
plans, the new ' Carrie u Conner, jionco matron, nave ;
oeen in toucn wren me case tor some DMIVUI I b
time. Two weeks ago Cowdery was
arrested, but at that time the mother-
to-be denied any illicit relations be
tween herself and her father. Her
confession did not come until after the
birth of the child.
Conversation of "Stick-up" Men
Is Overheard in Saloon and
railway would touch the Mississippi
river at a point just above the pres
ent wagon bridge. It extends toward
the south from this point, passing
down through the lower end of Rock
Island county and into Mercer county.
The road passes Just west of the Cop
peras creek wagon bridge, and then
swings east in the vicinity of Buffalo
l'rairie and continues in that direc
tion until a point one-half mile south
east of Reynolds, where it strikes the
Rock Island Southern line. The road
runs south of the town of Buffalo
I'tairie and north of Marston and Ham
let The length of the line as now
proposed is announced as about 28
miles. But little heavy grading will
he necessary, according to the engl- j
rc-rs reports, as tne topograpny or
tl country is favorable. But few
bridges will be necessary and it is
tit ii.'ed out that the line could be con-pttuctt-d
at a minimum cost.
. ........ .. . ..... ( Man and Woman captured in Early
Considerable interest is being dis-j
pir.ved by Muscatine people as to the! Morning Raid Give Damaging
tiew project, it is reaiizeQ tnat aa Testimony.
Vake Frenzied Break for Liberty and
Are Only Subdued After
FOR BAKER WOMAN
Proprietor of Notorious "Mar
ble Row" Wanted by City
POLICE SECURE EVIDENCE
ehctric or steam road tapping that
rich couiitry lying between Musca
tine and Reynolds or Aledo would
xrlmns will also afford facilities I
.later to put throuch similar prej"
I between Davenport aud Iowa City .
I Cedar Rapids
I Something ehould be dene in ;i s
' ilar way for Rock Island, f i d i:
i believed that if a. uractical tin.ii
two up-to-date ; , . ,.,,,,,.
h.iii'llnig loe.:il freight between i
t ' 1 1 iii.d Ihueliport and Ilavenport i
mi V. :im ;i' itie, which otherwise could j
!, be titfortied uud which, it is be- ;
' il. will be of material benefit to
the hhlppers at Iavenport and other
Inwii. which these lines serve.
Tin follow it. g directors have been
!,-. !d: Garret E. Lamb. F. W. El
lis ;.nd K. B. McCoy of Clinton, Iowa:
.1 C Iluntoon of Ruck If land; Joe R.
I -in ie, l. I". Crafts. J. F. Poreer. H. E.
would be taken hold of in a wa tli.i'
will bring about results.
The Rock Island Southern today ii -nounced
its Inclination t" h'.:;!-! ; nr.'ii
j from Wagner to Andalusia immI p- r
I haps further down the river, ir.ayb'
' to Muscatine, provided the -iroj '
can be satisfactorily fiiKiricd The
company, co-operating v:th pii'rer.s
I along the line, has also in' r l inr
' an agreement to build ei-tht new sta
tions down the line between W.-.gner
, and Monmouth, similar to the depo'
An early morning raid upon the no-
i . Milt in inestimable benent to Mus- lonous oaner Dunuing, wntcn ior years
c:.t:r;e. This section of the country, has been the rendezvous for the wo-o:-:-eHaIly
that which has been re- men of the demi-mondf and various
c!..iir.ed by the gigantic drainage jiro-1 male undesirables, today resulted in
je'-ts, are to become garden spots in the issuance of a warrant against Mrp.
the iuture and will be well populated. Baker, charging her with renting
The promoters of the line declare that rooms for immoral purposes, as well
a rend through this virgin territory as the capture of a man and woman
vnM enjoy heavy passenger as well who were sentenced to SO days in the
:? f-'- c'it traiMc, and If a line run- county Jail for vagrancy,
f'.rc tntouah the country would ter-! Acting upon orders from Chief Brlin
iimi.:.- . Muscatine. It would moan in- and Commissioner Hart, Officer Kin
. ri'as, . ; i-sperity for the city as well ney descended upon "Marble Row" at
a. for HHnois community. 2 o'clock this morning, capturing a
It is learned that already part of marrie(1 woman, who is well known in
the right f way for the proposed Hey- police cIrceSj and a man w.:th whom
Hold.-. Mi.?ratine line has been secured KhA hftK bppn ,vl fnr th ,, wu.
M receivrii t'.v tne rromoiers, DiiiiQing
.p rations may be started during the
coining summer. It is also hinted that
tl.t lir.e is to be another link in the
!: k Islat.d Southern system and that
;i will furnifh the lead to a tranch
M a: t'nat company plans eventually to
build into Moline.
E9 1 T
The Public Has a
The ingredients of every article which
it is asked to buy for food cr to mix
with food. Any article advertised
with this information concealed must
be looked upon with suspicion.
The Public Has a Rkkt to Know
Royal Baking Powder is made from
Royal grape cream of tartar, a most
wholesome fruit acid, and its man
ufacturers are eager to make this fact
public in the widest way, because this
ingredient makes the very best baking
powder and the most healthful food.
The Public Has a Right to Know
But manufacturers of alum powders will
not give in their advertisements the
names of the ingredients they use.
They not only decline to publish, but
they take means to conceal from
the public the nature of their powders.
Is not this sufficient proof that their
powders contain ingredients which
are injurious or improper, or both?
The Public Has a Right to Know
if the proper encouragement The ri.iponerg were MrB Dnlly Lease
and Harry Hanson. The Iase wo
man has been arrested in disorderly
houses 10 times in the past two years.
In police court thi3 morning she told
of being an inmate of a resort when
she was married.
LEFT BRIT A!. IIlBM).
i Her husband, according to her state
ment, continually heat and mistreated
;her because she did not, furnish him
j with enough money, as the earnings
I from her shame. Leaving the man,
!Mrs. Lease joined her fortunes with
Hanson, and the couple have been liv
ing together ever since, the last few
months in the Baker building. Mrs.
Lease stated that she paid Mrs. Baker
$3 a week for two rooms, the same
1 that were occupied by Tom Wagner,
who was fined and driven out of town
after be was threatened with prosecu
tioa for white slavery. Hanson claims
to be an electrician, but according to
Information gleaned by the local au
thorities, the only trade which he has
followed for some time paBt has beeu i
that of piano player in a Davenport
reBort. When the present grand jury
convened, It was whispered about
among the underworld denizens that
a wholesale Investigation was likely,
and a number of them packed their
chattels and departed. Mrs. Lease fled
to Clinton, where she has been up un
til two days ago, when she believed
that everything had blown over and
that it was safe to Teturn.
! That another robbery was not at
, tempted in the city last night and
added to the lcng list of depredations I
which have been perpetrated recent-
ly may be attributed to the fact that
a plain citizen with his ear to the
j ground overheard two "stick up" men
I planning a job and reported the mat
Jter to the police. Five minutes later
I the "yeggs" were In the custody of
; the police, but only after a terrific
i battle had been waged in a downtown
j saloon, as the men resisted arrest and
' for a time threatened to escape. The
capture was made in a saloon located j
at Third avenue and Seventeenth j
street, Detective Herman Sehnert and
; Officer John Furlong turning the trick, j
I'l.AIVS OVKRHEABD. '
About 10 o'clock last night a citi- j
?en. who was sitting in a booth at the j
Seventeenth street saloon, heard low j
voices in the next stall and from the j
few words which were heard, learned i
that his neighbors were planning a
robbery. The police were quietly call-'
ed and after a fierce struggle the
men were taken into custody. One of
them was Ed Riley, the man who was
sent to jail for stealing a brass water
meter some time ago. The police be
lieve that Riley is an ex-convict, and
he is considered a bad man. Riley's
companion gave the name of Joe ToUe.
He is a vagrant and only yesterday ;
morning was run out of Davenport by j
the police force in that city.
This morning Riley was sent to the
county jail for a 20 day sentence. The
local authorities believe that Influence
was brought to bear upon Tolle, who
was able to give a straight account
cf his actions, and consequently that
individual was given five minutes to
get out of town.
The Last Call A Final Cut on Clothes and Furnishings
STMON & LANDAUER
Now that we're winding up
the season, we're making an offering
of values that outclass anything ever
done in this way.
The choicest suits and ovorooats made; goods that
will show to your own eyes savings of $4, $10 and
$15, all up to date styles and fabrics in suits;
every conceivable style in overcoats. We've
grouped them for final clearance as follows:
Fancy Suits and Overcoats worth
$27.50, $28, $30 and $35 reduced to
Fancv Suits and Overcoats worth
$20, $22.50, $25, reduced to
Fancy Suits and Overcoats worth
$15 and $18, reduced to
See Front and Side Windows
Alterations charged extra.
Final Clearance of Shirts
Sizes 14 to 17; wearers of 16 to 1714 will be par
ticularly fortunate in this sale.
$1.50 Shirts $1.15''
$1.00 Shirts 79c
Special Clearance prices on
$1.50 flannel gowns, $1.15; $1 gowns. 79c; $3.50
flannel pajamas, $2.75; $2 pajamas, $1.50; $1.50
pajamas, $1.15; fancy vests, Y2 off; $1.50, $2 and
$2.50 neckwear, 95c; $1 neckwear, 69c; 75c neck
wear, 55c; 50c neckwear, 35c; 25c neckwear, 19c;
sweater coats, 20 off; special lot with V neck,
Final clearance of underwear: Shirts and draw
ers $1 velvet rib cotton, 89c; $1 camel's hair, 59c;
$1 scarlet wool, 79c; $1 cotton rib, 79c; $1 wool
rib, 79c; $1.25 wool, $1. Union suits: $3.50 Mer
ino, $2.50; $3.50 wool, $3.00; $3 wool, $2.50; $2.50
wool, $2; $2.00 cotton, $1.50; $1.50 cotton, $1.19.
flannel shirt with
C. VULGEM, COLORED,
Charles William Vulgem, colored,
died this morning at 10 o'clock at his
home, 523 Kighth street, after a short
illness of pneumonia. He was born.
Nov. 15. 1857, in Rome, N. Y., coming
to Moline five years ago, from where
he came to Kock Island three months
ago. He had made his home Jhere
since. He had been employed as a
Hrter at the Northwestern saloon in
Moline for the past year.
He was united In marriage 14 years
ago to Miss Addie Upshaw, who sur
vives besides a step-daughter, Miss
Ruby .loyner. Funeral services will
be held Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the home. Interment will
be made in Chippiannock cemetery.
TO VACATE ORDER
Arguments in Quo Warranto
Proceedings to Be Heard
DRUNKEN MAN IN
BATTLE AT HOTEL
Refused Admittance to Lady's
Room, Stranger Threatens
to Clean Out Place.
CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR
S. A. Cartwrlght of East Moline, po
lice magistrate there, has announced
his candidacy for the office of mayor
of that city subject to the primaries
of the citizen's party at the March 11
Dr. G. F. Johnson is the present incumbent.
Attorneys for J. J. Taxman were yes
terday' allowed until tomorrow morn
ing to present in the circuit court a
motion for vacating an order entered
by the presiding Judge In which per
mission had been given J. A. Campbell
to file a petition for quo warranto. The
action is one In wnlch Mr. Campbell
seeks to force Taxman to show his
authority for conducting a saloon in
the Koester building on Fifth avenue
The holding of Attorneys William
McEnlry and J. T. Kenworthy repre
senting the defendant, was that before
th. petition could properly be filed,'
an order permitting such action should
be entered by the court and then only
after proper legal showing had beeu
made. Attorneys B. D. Connelly and
C. J. Searle on the other side contend-,
ed that the cause of action was prop
erly part of the petition. The court
held with them but gave leave for the
filing of a motion to set aside bis or
der. The same will be argued tomor
The claim is advanced by the de
fendant's attorneys that the complain
ant is using the name of the people to
accomplish a selfish purpose and that
ttjnrafnrn lusticn In twdnr TierVkrtBd
The controversy Is centered about the
location of two saloons, one In the
new Campbell building and one in th
Koester building owned by Mr. Taxman.
news all the tlme The
Licensed to Wed.
John A. Sneeh . . . New london, Iowa
Miss Virgie Welch Rock Island
Maurice Maloney , Moline
Miss Lutie White Moline
Hourly or Emergency Nurse.
Miss Edna Flanagan, O. N., will
answer calls, day or night, for hourly
or emergency nursing. Massage a
fcptcialty. Residence 684 Eighteenth
Btreet. Phone west 833-X. (Adv.)
Claiming that his wife, who has been ;
dead for over a year, had a room in
the Rock Inland house, George Wilson :
of Viola last night demanded to be , while It Is often impossible to pre
admitted to her room and when re- i vent an accident. It Is never lmpos
fased created a scene, A battle be-; sible to be prepared It Is not beyond
tween Wilson, who was badly lntoxi- i any one's purse. Invest 25 cents In
cated, and the night porter followed, j a bottle of Chamberlain's liniment and
and ended only when the police had you are prepared for sprains, bruises
been called to escort the belligerent j and. like Injuries. Sold by all drug
to the station. This morning the man J gUts. (Adv.)
paid a fine of $10 and costs in police '
court, the charge being disorderly con- :
Wilson, who coraes of a good fam
ily, was in Rock Island yesterday and
meeting & boon companion, started out
to see the town. Late In the evening
he was badly Intoxicated and seeing
the brightly lighted lobby of the Rock
Island house, decided to turn In. Upon
examining the register, VTson learn
ed that a woman from his home town
was in room 48 and informing the
j night clerk that his wife was up stair?,
demanded admittance to her room.
The clerk Informed the man that he
, would not be permitted to' go upstairs
New York Testifying in the govern
ment's anti-trust case against the
American Sugar Refining company,
Arthur H. Lambourne said while doing
business in New Orleans in 1908 he
was warned by that company not to
sell sugar refined by Its competitors.
The deposits of the customer? of this strong bank are safe
guarded by being loaned only on approved and readily market
able collateral or invested in carefully selected bonds. Its
stockholders are men influential ia the business world who have
proven their responsibility and ability.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
Changes tendency toward dlicus to
tendency toward health. No alcohol,
Sold for 60 years.
Asli Your Doctor. Luf&uL:
H. E. CASTEEL. President. M. S. HEAGT, Vice Pres. H. B. Simmon, Caall.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.