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THE ROCK. ISLAXD ARGUS, .-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23,1913.
CITY WANTS TO
OF THE R. I. S.
816 BILL BOARD
TO BE REMOVED
THE EAGLES' NEW HOME
Commissioners Refuse to Sign'
Sign of Stoner-McCray System
Taken Down for Violation of ;
require the workmanship of specialists.
Absolute fashion and individuality arc
embodied in these garments when cut
and made by our artistic tailors.
$35 to $75
Right of Way Petition for
MORE FRONTAGE DESIRED
IS THE SECOND OFFENSE'
Company Doesn't Have Consent of Ma
jority cf Property Owner on
Fifth Avenue Route.
Company Threaten Litigation if Prop
erty Is Disturbed Some Inter
...-rO. . . - - "V . ' ft
rnt.il the Rock Island Southern of
f rials present in the city commission
t:.e provisions of their franchise for
: n urown terminal, the city dads wi"
i'i rrtifidr the matter of signing the
tight of way petition for municipal
rroperty. The slenanire of a ma
il titv of t.he nrnnertv ntnora
the Fifth avenue and Eighteenth !
si ret route is required before an or
dinance t an he asked for.
The city has 340 feet of property
alrnt :he suggested route, bein? Denk
uiiiin square and tlie central fjrs sta-
t n. A w eek ago officials of the com- I
'my urxed 'hat the council authorize
f ominissirner Jonas Bear, as heai of
the (Icpartm-nt of public jroperty. to
t'gn the petition consenting :o the
lay'ns cf tracks cn Fifth avenue.
Yesrerday afternoon the company
renewed its f.etition. E. C. Walsh, Jr.
Mid M. E. Sweeney, attorney for the
' n pany. hcth' addressing the council j the city signing the petition sta"ing
on 'tie tPH'ter. Mr. Sweeney stated that he understood that the business
that vn rr;ght traffit would be allow. ! interests of the city were much it
i 'I on the new tracks desired and that j favor cf an uptown terminal. Com
nl imssrnger, baggage, express and I tnissioner Archie Har also stated that
ma'l business woud he taken care of. he wanted to see the Southern com
The coaipnny offered a gam to pi:: up Up town but thought the company
a suitable bond to jroteet the city in shcuid lirst present the conditions of
-nn 'he Fifth avenue s,ewer was jits prorosed franchise in ord'T that
damaged through interurban traffic, j th body cor Id Vet inellicently in the
The inmpany has thus far failed to 'matter.
. t a majority of the frontage ahmsj Mavor s.hnver said that ai: appre
r N) avenue ami both of the above. J ciht(.s ,he ini.onv.nience8 of tUe pr.s.
named ge,.il, men asked that the city , nt terniilial fa(.iiilies of the conlpanv
r.cii tlu. pein of consent in order , huf 8iippPstP(, thfll 801u ,,nie ,h
t., faril.ia e the work of putting bo,neek ,e Somllern prPnl a ro h
- IMIkl'IIIIN UK Ol '( II..
iHiiTii ss'oner mar was in tavor or ; t ouniil and the company could dis
. . - - . cuss the same and frame a measure
that is why wc
put our Arrow S
trade-mark on every
Buy it for what
A pure, wholesome,
Swift & Company
I vt&l l .. ..
The new home to be erected by local Aerie No. 956, Fraternal Order of Eagles, at an expenditure of over
150.000. will be In accordance with plans drawn by Architect O. Cervin. Ground will be broken about March 1.
and the present quarters, located on the-southwest corner of Twenty-first street and Fourth avenue, will be razed,
the plan being .o secure temporary quarters during, the course of building operations.
The new home will be of pressed brick, three stories in height, the dimensions being 125x60. The project
Is in the hands of a building committee, comprising the following: Gus Bergeson, chairman; Joseph Grotegut,
Fred Ehmke, Tom McMahon. Ed Tremann. Gust Eastberg. Joan Koverman,' John Swanson and John Kramer.
The local aerie at present has a membership of approximately 700.
; draft of the principal provisions of the j
I rran cruse wanted In order that, the
tnat would safeguard nie puhiic s
Iterests a well as those of the inter-
t urban concern.
"I don't think the city ought to sign
up any of Uh property on any pro-o-Rifion."
declared Commissioner Rud
gren: w hile Commissioner Reynolds re
marked, "I want to see the franchise
With this sentiment manifest, the
company did not further press its
claims- It is understood that another
afempt to secure the signature of
property owners on the Fifth avenue
route is to be made and when a ma
jority has been secured, the comuany
will take up t.he franchise proposition.
t.KAVT I.M KNSEl
On motion of . Commissioner Bear,
B. H. Sward and E. H. Corbjn were
granted a theatre license to operate a
moving picture show on Four eenth
avenue between Thirty-seventh and
Thirty-eighth streets. Objection was
made by property owners to the 'oca
tion of the attraction on Thirty-eiglrh
street and Fourteenth avenue and it
was decided to place it around the cor
ner on Fourteenth avenue.
The bond of S. S. Hu'l for $500 as I
insnector of the work which is being
drne on the Milan bridges was approv-j bh t m:u i i:a i.s. . that have been reported to this office, j promised me no more sign boards
ed. The sureties are G. Albert John- This morning Sheriff O. L. Bmner j Tuesday, Oct. 21. I requested the Visit- would be put up contrary to city ordi
foii and C. J. Smith. received a telegram from Deputy j lnS Nurses association to give me the i nance. Notwithstanding this promise
tM .H k-reii annoareH Wnr the hiirhn at Huffain Vow Ynri- as tni. names and addresses of all ty phoid i 'on erected or had erected ano her
cotincil to protest against the sewer
at 1807 Second avenire which he said
was not working properly and which Salle station.''
he said had caused cellars in that Jo- j Immediately upon receipt of this in
cality to bs fille.1 with water. Al - formation Sheriff Brur.er made plans
thmiBh the' sewer is new havine been I to go to Chicago. He left at 12:55
n n. mitv. it, nou- nai-omnt it
has had to be cleaned out some four
or five times. The city promised to
retried v the matter at ence
K communication was read from
Beards'.ey & Bailey withdrawing their
names irom ;ne ngni oi way pciiuuu
! of the Rock Island Southern.
I The sum of $83.20 was allowed the
- ' Driffll Printing company for prnting
i electrical and building ordinances.
This bill has been in dispute for
KIM-IK!. Or MB. OBr.RViKlKK
The funeral services over the re-,'
mains of Mrs. Julia Obermeire, who!
committed suicide by drinking cliloro-1
tnmn In Iiap n rlniur.td iinrfai.- mnpn.
ii:g, w ere held at the home of her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Ober-
; , meire. ni- ju.ru aruue. m ?
.o'clock this morning. Dean J. J.
iQuinn had charge and the burial was
. . .
maae ;n l. -Marys cemetery.
H r.Kl. OK IIM II MJBKKG.
- I r-l. fHara . 1 A .1 ..W I It A PA
- . j. , . jeratcd between Bureau and the tri-
r mains of MU rrieda Lundberr were' . . . . u . e
-. u. u .w. Taniii,
- . . , , .v. .
. ! irei at 4 o clock this afternoon,
-:!Th. r-muin. were laid to rest in
i ; Chippiannock.
i-i k'Hti tiv u li I I u nnv
Th. remains of William Don were
t 1 1 1 fx ruiaiu -n i : 4 .lu iAiu "rir
j laid to rest in Chippiannock cemeterj'
MthU afternoon The services w -ere
5 Iheld at the home or Robert Don. 42
I Brown street. Davenport, at 2 o'clock.
: Dr. Kauffman. pastor of "he Davenrt
ilwi,ul.mn ,i,r. h ... f !,.r.-
Vour cough mnov. ro. Keep cn
hacking uni tearing the delicate mem -
branes of your throat If you - ant to'
be annoyed. But if you want relief,
vflfl In he -n ret tat r'rtAmhffrlaln
h Damo .- CrtU Kr 'I Ar,,--;.,-
ALPHONS VENS IS
( FOR TRIAL
Belgian Indicted for Murder of
Basil Martens Enroute From
New York State.
ARRIVES HERE TOMORROW
Deputy Sheriff Hughes Has no Trouble
Getting Requisition Honored
Bruner Goes to Chicago.
Sp'ciul to The Angus.)
Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 28. Deputy
Sheriff Thomas E. Hughes left here
today itli Alphons Yens, wanted in
Rock Lsland for the murder of Basil
Martens, Oct. 6. Governor Glynn of
New York honored the requisition pa
Vena" arrest was brought about by
the publication of his photograph and
description in a Belgian newspaper
printed in Moline. When copies of the
paper reached the Belgian district near
Rochester, Vens fled, but was captured
later at the home of a prominent Bel
gian business man.
The above dispatch tells of the sue
cesB of Deputy
Sheriff Thomas E.
1 j,, i, ,., . ; , i ; i ' -i , , i
Glvnn honor reoui-ition Baners for
vi .. , ! . ' ' f.P!
er of Basil Martens, and who lias been i
under arrest at Rochester. The legal !
documents were secured without any)
tronhle on Sattirdnv i
I "Meet lake Shore at 9 tonight.
! this afternoon over the Rock Island!
' and meet Hughes and his man. It
1b nis Plan Place Ven- in th Har-
rison street station this evening and
tomorrow morning start for Rock. Is -
land, the party arriving at o clock in
the afternoon. Vens is already under
WILL NOT RETURN
Rock Island Officials Deny Re
quest of Committee of Tri-
City Commercial Clubs.
MAY BE RESTORED LATER ,
, Famt Ray of Hope in Letter Received
, Man Passenfler
A til E2 a finariraJ C :
..... wt , oH.,nS.
The popular Bureau tra'n. which op-
t titles a ia reium oacn aay, uemg a
great boon to the merchants of th
i. . ... vjqu ui u(
! ,hre lMB- Vh n0t be restored tl
i winter aeccrdini! to arlvir-c rocuivml
,,...,,..-,- D" ' T..Z
by Arthur G. Brown, secretary cf the'
, Greau-r Molioe club and member cf;
.nimittee w "ho conferred with the
hnrv i &in nn rmr a r. 1 1
i Mr Bro"n r letfr from
Fr -astian. general passenger
ant of ,be "ork UlaaU lices. stating
tbt ,ra'- -No; rtn3 lie -
' iit-u. .-"J- v jtrrauiii tre -
i' 1 Bureau . and JJavenport m the
u,u,,, .xv. ..,-. on.ceB
I Davenport aud Bureau in the after-
yi v X'.- A K 1 . -
1 neon, would not be returned. Tbe le:-
ter stated that the train was removtd
t'"de- direction cf President Mudge
! of the rnfl a-? that after rnr.slH'-riiifl'
iprnmnli r.l tK Mlmmi'ttua
talktd w ith the officials, H was found
inadvisable from an economical stand-1
point to restore the trains. j
KIT ItAV OK JIOI'K. i
Although the letter was a blow to I
members of the committee, composed I height must not exceed seven feet,
of representatives of the tri-city com- However, because the companv agreed
mcrcial clubs, there was a faint ray cf i to place the board back in the
hope in one paragraph. j iot commissioner Archie Hart per-
Tliis portion was to the effect thatmitted it to stand on the distinct
wane tne omciais were anxious to ac- promise that the law
cede to the wishes of the committee, violated again.
11,,- T,r...,A 1, im.kln . -1 .1.:.!
......... - .. d u uj in c: i . j
if proper attention is brought to bear
', . , , , .
upon the matter before the Rock Is-:
U'infft. ' If ,11 1 1 I, a til.., . . .. . . . n. r. !
land railroad officials
then he restored.
t.ie tram may .
The passenger, it will be recalled,
was taken off of the schedule along
with other changes in the time of
trains operating into this city three
weeks ago. The members of the com
mercial clubs of the three cities held
a meeting and a committee was ap
pointed to visit the Chicago officials
and attempt to have' the Bureau train
Action was deferred by the latter
and it was not until yesterday that the
final answer was given.
Dr. G. G. Craig, City Physician, '
Makes Report on Fever j
Dr. G. G.
Craig, city physician
in uaj umuc a i ruui t, iu V i ) I J 1 1 11 J H) 1 n i
Archie . Harr. relative to the typhoid
fever situation in which he declared
tha,1 7 Prfioautlon was bPinS takpn
j and that cases were all well in hand.
Five cases of iuvphofd fever are all
. fever cases being treated w ith its help.
No cases have been reported to me
except these five cases, which have
been reported by the attending physi
cians as required by law. '
These cases are as follows:
Ferdinand Dhondt, 509 Thirteenth
! avenue, reported Oct
Albert mondt, o09 Thirteenth ave-
. nue reported Oct. 7.
J Alfonse Tauwels, 309 Eleventh ave -
i James ra., "i ,2 fceventn street,
reported Oct. 8.
Charles Martins, 700 Fourth street,!
reported Oct. 2. j
In oach of the above cases, a siir.i-
tnry investigation was made. Samples i
of water were ' collected by R. W. '
Sharpe. city chemist, and a series of
examinations made. On Oct. 1! the :
well at 309 Eleven h avenue was re-
, ported bad by Mr. Sharpe. On Oct. 20 j
' legal notice wtg served neon the .
i .vvrter i.t llie welt i.nrl tha moi -
; transferred to the legal department.'
t I am Informed that this well is now '
I fiM-.d. '
ae well at 509 Thirteenth avenue
s still under investigation by Mr.
Sharpe. but no water can be obtained!
i from it at the present time. The tets
! from the city taps :n the other two
i did not bIiow anv contamination
. . ,-pnarrmenf U lr.r,l.ir.ir for
i further sources of infection.
RBner f ,,llv
G. G. CRAIG.
The inmates c
f the alleged blind pig.
olice Sunday afrernon.
: raided by tne pol
; r. i trf--i iur.oi i n m if rmin v m.
. ' , , t, -,1V . Y , an" a Laie concern, wnicu win iaae
; terday afternoon. George Pappas. the -bat the courts have hed at least ajtver th, former Winnebag Nationil
' proprietor of the place, located at 145, dozen fmes that you can not interfere I Bank of RocUford. The banki 8, a
j Forty-ffth street, was fined $14 and:'- the erection or bulletin boirds j s,ate CODcern. wf;i be capitalized at
irote wnne nine oilier crKj were
j assessed il ar.d cc:.;s each.
eggeg cf tefer vere confiscated.
j Wellington President
r-- m i,in i-ii - ' n
" nominations of four
-nilwon, cue of
ry of finance and
i to the Philippine coxitis
! khf,m 1 ; in t.e Re-reta.rv ni
tnuMV- fr rhs i.'hrfti r rin farmed
j by the scns.te
Unsightly bill boards erected In ;
! defiance of the provisions of .
the city ordinances are to be a j
thing of the past in Rock Island. This
morning Building Inspector J. H. j
Stapp, acting under instruction given
him yesterday afternoon at the meet
ing of the city commission, tore
down the bill board on the lot on Fifth
avenue between Twenty-third and
Twenty-fourth streets, placed there by
representatives of the Stoner-McCray
system, an advertising concern of Des
There is an interesting bit of history
behind this action taken by the build
ing inspector. Recently O. O. Work
of the above company placed a sign
similar to the one destroyed on
a lot on Third avenue be
tween Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets. This was 10 feet high while
the cit' ordinances state
would not be
Nevertheless, the company at once
a. . f , ,
proceeded to erect another sign of the
"a ,.,, hl
Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets.
j This action was naturally resented by
; the city authorities and the building
inspector communicated with the
Stoner-McCray system relative to it
but received no reply. Commissioner
Hart then took up the matter and re
ceived an insolent answer which in
effect announced that if the property
of the company was interfered with in
any way, an injunction from the courts
would be asked and legal action start
ed. City Attorney J. F. Witter, in an
opinion to the council yesterday after
noon stated that the city did have a
right to regulate the size of bill boards
and acting on hia advice, Commission
er Archie Hart offered a resolution
which was unanimously adopted, in-
J structing the building inspector to re
move the bill board, regardless of
the proposed litigation.
H VH 1 ' "
T1,e lolter f Commissioner Hart to
"Rock Island. Oct. 20. 101J.
"Stoner McC'ray System,
"Dcs Moines, Iowa,
I - A few days ago O. O. Work of your
! company was in our city relative to
one of your beards lucated in the 111 fc
Ehleb lot. on Third avenue between
Sixteenth and Seventeenth s'reets.
After the matter was adjusted he
board in violation of the
"Since that time our building in
spector has communicated with you
or your firm, but has failed to hear
from you in regard to this matter. I
i am writing you in regard to this
j board as f do not int,enj to let this
matter drop until the ordinance has
been complied with. If I fail to hear
; from you within a reasonable time I
; intend to remove this board until the
; ordinance regulating the same has
j utrfii cc-inpiiKu win.
UIK KtftllT ii:im.v.
The very smart reply of the com
pany is given below:
"Des Moines, Oct. 21. 1913.
"Archie Hart, Commissioner,
i iaf Sir:
we are m receipt ol yours of the
-on' inrt- iu relation to our removing
crta!n signs which we are main'ain-
cn ground that we are holding
! tnoer wriuen lease.
"I d not know what promises our
Mr. Work made to you in regard to
thfge signs, but had 1 been on the
ground myself I would not have macl-i
any premises but would have put up
the boards and if you had insisted on
interfering in any way, 1 would have
get en out an injunction from the
jwith our business.
' "I do not know
whether you arj
anxious to drag your city into a lot of j Bradr has insxit.S a permit to William
. litigation, but if you do not want tJT Kobertson, Chancer Starr and Ed-
i uo this, if you will take the 'ronble to
j look it up, or have your legal depart-
jiitru iikih uiier n s. vnu ii t i ,n 1
' . .. n-
' danger the life and health of the !
"If yoa desire to be reasonable
- i i r :ii j l
. a beat. it. I will send yojj or tbe cor-
porat ion counsel all the evidence vou trr," ,7 ,, ., , ,
av require to conv'r.re yoa that MT y ,,u Jfw.uh ritual a',
ros'tion is eorrec . In-t if you do not ! ,h V'T c thf ArmCur F- COfl':
1 -..., Ka i
ort to the cocrta to restrain youj
,Ectaiv Local DmW ia T'mm
Clothw Trior! to OrW by
Xa.V.Pric A C.Cii-
Illinois Theatre Building.
from damaging our property as
"Awaiting your further advice I am,
"By T. 1. St oner."
The board was taken down very
properly by the city this morning and
it is up to the people who placed ft
there to make the next move.
FOR S.J. FERGUSON
S. J. Ferguson, county superintend
ent of schools, this city, underwent a
second operation this inorniug at St.
Anthony'8 hospital in an effort to re
cover from, the illness which he has
suffered for the past two months.
Conditions were found to he such that
chances for his recovery are regarded
ROCK ISLAND MAN IS
JAILED AT BUFFALO
(Special to The Argus.)
Buffalo. X. V., Oct. 28. Milliam M.
Wilson of Rock Island, aged 22, was
arrested here last night charged with
larceny. It Is alleged he stole a cut
glass tray from a local department
II PERSONAL POINTS l
John B. Durham. 10110 First avenue,
lias gone to Memphis, Teun.
Mrs. Frank Morse left last night for
Eureka Springs, Ark., where she will
spend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Ohaver have re
turned from a visit to their son at
County Clerk H. B. Hubbard and Su
pervisors George Richmond, Charles
Tambur and William Trefz have gone
to Morris, ill., to attend the state con
vention of county clerks, supervisors
and county commissioners. Mr. Hub
bard is former treasurer of the associa
tion. Dismiss Case.
The case of James A. Donahoo vs.
Oliver Eckstrom, appeal by defendant,
which was on trial this morning in
Circuit court, was settled out of court
for $10,500 and the case dismissed.
St. Ixuis Walter H. Sanborn,
United States circuit, judge, filed in
the federal district court hen; an or
der permitting the receivers of the S .
Louis and San Francisco railroad to
issue receivers' certificates to the ex
tent of $10,000,000 for the payment of
Boston Smallpox in Sydney, Aus
tra.ia, has caused the indefinite post
ponement of the world's Christian En
deavor convention, which was to have
been held In that city early in March,
1914, according to a cablegram given
out by Rev. Dr. Francis E. Clark,
president of the organization.
Seattle Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who has
been liing quietly near Kobe since the
suppression of the rebellion in south -
ern China. is contemplating a visit o
Hawaii and the United Statea, accord
ing to William Thatcher of Boston,
who has arrired in Seattle alter six,
years in tbe interior of China.
New Yprk Martin Vogel, who was
recently appointed assistant treasurer
of the United Sta es in this city, was
formal.y inducted into off.ee Monday.
his acceptance of the post ' having
been hastened by tne receni aeain oi ; mpnt of thp ,.)rcuit ,.0rt of Rock I
hls predecessor, Charles S. MiH:ngton i ,ari(J counf v , ,he canf. ct Auton Froyd,
of Herkimer,' N. y. laLutllant. against Minnie SchuHtand
O tawa 111. There was a sensation
al climax to the Black Ho'.low mur.ler
c ase Monday when Sam Siracusa an l
Mike Spatn'.olo pleaded guilty and
Uirew themselves upon the mercy of
i the court.
sprinKfieid, III. State Auditor
j ward ilbro9 for organ'zation of
tne WiBnel)ago Bank and Trust com-
i t-ir.,, i
St. Ixuia Sixty five tbouand Jews
thU ar ti-.KaA
i - - v
fatnine. The shectln who kill catt'.e In
! TBUy threaten U) gO 'n a Strike.
All the news all the lime TheArgu?. ,
NOT GET AID HE
State's Attorney F. E. Thomp
son Forced to Drop Gold
berg Case in Court.
CO-OPERATION IS LACKING
Declares Hereafter He Will Have to
Secure Evidence Himself to
AYhen the evidence was concluded
this morning in county court In tbe
case of the People vs. Charles Gold
berg, indicted on a charge of leasing
a disorderly house, the defendant's at
torney,, John K. Scott, made a motion
for the court to Instruct the jury to
find the issues for the defendaut,
which Judge B. S. Bell allowed.
State's Attorney F. E. Thompson,
who was prosecuting the case, made
a Trank statement to the jury, confess-
ing the motion, stating that under the,
evidence produced he could not hon
estly ask the Jury to find the defend
In discussing the case afterward, the
state's attorney intimated very strong,
ly that he had not been receiving the
proper cooperation in the presenting
of evidence for the prosecution of
cases pf this kind. It is one of a num
ber pending under indictment by the
last grand jury wherein the defend
ants are charged w ith renting or leas
ing premises for immoral purposes in
the district inhabited by the undesir
ables of the colored race. It is very
evident that unless the stale's attor
ney Is given the proper help, the pros
ecutions in such cases will fall flat.
There can be no question that houses
are rented to undesirables within the
territory referred to, nor is there any
question but that proper evidence
should be placed In the s'ate's attor
ney's hands to that effect.
This afternoon State's Attorney F. E.
Thompson made the following state
ment relative to the matter:
"I placed on trial yesterday after
noon one of the owners of the prop
erty In that district in the city of Rock
ls'and. Thi:; is the territory in which
all the cutting and shooting has been
taking p'ace for the past year or
more. The evidence produced against
this property owner was similar to
that against the others. ' It was so
miserably weak tha' I ccnld not with
good conscience ask the Jury to con
vict and I told them so. On motion
of defendant, tha cor.rt tnsvueted the
jury to find the defendant not guilty.,
Th same thing would happen in the
other cases if they were tried now.
"It Is manifest that if this district.
Is to be cleared of these undesirables,
I Bhall have to secure the evidence
j self- No one will furnish it for me
! Therefore, I have asked tha court tf
con'inue the canes until I can secure
! the evidence from my office. Any
! citizen who is interested may call at
my office and sea a transcript of thr
j evidence before the grand Jury in
(Special lo Th-T Ar?ij.)
SurininHd. Ill, Oct. 2S. The su
me (0un ,oday rPfcrge(j fn jutiR.
remanded the case.
Young U McComba: