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CITY WANTS TO
OF THE R. I. S.
BIG BILL BOARD
TO BE REMOVED
THE EAGLES' NEW HOME
Commissioners Refuse to Sign
Eight of Way Petition for
MORE FRONTAGE DESIREO
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
IS THE SECOND OFFENSE
Company Doesn't Have Consent of Ma
jority ef Property Owners on
Fifth Avenue Route.
Company Threatens Litigation if Prop
erty Is Disturbed Some Inter
THE ROCK. ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1913.
Until tlio Rock Inland Southern of
f rials present in the city commission
t:.e provisions of their franchise for
i n up' own terminal, the city dads wi:i
i"i f-nf ider the matter of signing the
right of way petition for municipal
froperty. The slenature of a ma
jrity of t,he property owners along
the Fifth avenue and Eighteenth !
Ftreet route Is required before an or-t
finance tan be asked for.
The city ha 340 feet of property
along the Bucgrhted route, bein Denk
ni;in square and the central Tra sta
tw.ti. A week ago officials of the coru
T'tny urged that tie council authorize
Comrni.isirner Jonas Bf-ar, as heaJ of
the department, of public troperty, to
i'n the petiiion 'onscntliig -o the
Jay'ng of tracks on Fifth avenue.
Yesterday afternoon the company
renewed its petition, K. C. Walsh, Jr.
Mid M. K. Sweeney. attorney for the
fn'p:tny, both' addressing the council
t-n 'he ma ter. Mr. Sweenev stated
that tin freight traffic would be allow
ed on the new tracks desired and that
nlv passenger, baggus. express and
ma 1 business Kin d he taken care of.
The company offered again to pi:l up
a suitable bond t jrotect the city In
-e ine fifth avenue sjwer was; its proposed franchise In ordr that
damaged through ititerurbaii traffic. the body corldSict intelligently in the
The company has thus far failed to-matter,
r- t a majority of the frontage ahmg j May0r Schriver said that at: sppre
1avM,.11e an,: b",h of tl,e ab0Hciated '.he inconveniences of the pres-
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lie iiiuu or coiiheni in onier j
inijiKair me urs vi ii'MiniK ,n
"Jl ' ""' f POP' UII- lai:
I-OMMON ok (uiAfll.. franc hfse wanted In order that, the
Comni'ss'om'r Bear was in favor of;tounti, and the t.omnany could d:s-
- - -- - ; cuss tlie sarrif and frame a measure
that is why we
put our Arrow S
trade-mark on every
Buy it for what
A pure, wholesome,
Swtft & Company
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The new home to be erected by local Aerie Xo. 956, Fraternal Order of Eagles, at an expenditure of over
$50,000, 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 duringtthe course of building operations.
The new home will be of pressed brick, three stories in height, the dimensions being 125x60. The project
If In the hands of a building committee, comprising the following: Gus Bergeson, chairman; Joseph Grotegut,
Fred Ehmke. Tom McMahon. Ed Tremann. Gust Easfberg. John Koverman,' John Swanson and John Kramer.
The local aerie at present has a membership of approximately 700.
the city signing the petition staMng
that be understood that the business
Interests of the city were much in
favor of an uptown terminal. Com-!
niissioner Archie War also stated that '
he wanted to see the Southern com
up town but. thought the company-
should lirst present the conditions of
ent ,erlniliai fa iiities of the
some time 'his
present a rough
-lr!,f, nf ,, nrnrfn nrrviin, f tl,
that would safeguard the public's in
terests as well as those of the in'.er-
i urban concern.
"I don't think the city ought to sign
up any of :t property on any propo
sition," declared Co-'nmissionfir Kud-
gren; while Commissioner Reynolds re-
I want to see. the franchise
With this sentiment manifest, the
company did not further press itg
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 company
will take up the franchise proposition.
.R lT l.lf'KNtn,
On motion of , Commissioner Bear.
B. H. Sward and E. U. Corb'n 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 loca
tion of the attraction on Thirty-ciglrh
street and Fourteenth avenue and it
was derided to place it around the cor
ner on Fourteenth avenue.
The bond of S. S. Hull for $500 as
inspector of the work which is being
dene on the Milan bridges was approv j
ed. The sureties are G. Albert John-!
kou and C. J. Smith
Kilwarrf Krell aimeareH hefnre the
council to protest against the sewer
at 1S'7 Second avenire which he said
was not working properly and which
he said had caused cellars in that Jo
cality to bs fillet with water. Al
though the' sewer is new having been
put down with the new pavement, it
has had to be cleaned out some four
. . Tho n,nmii i
i remedy the matter at, ence. I
A fommunicBuun bb run iroai :
Beards'ev Bailev withdrawing their ;
i namiK nim t iif riKUL m nav wi i uu ,
of the Roc k Is'and Southern. ,
! Tl.. .mil ,.f tf! "( uo o11.,Toit lh
j Driffll Printing company for pr'nting j
(electrical and building ordinances.'
has been in dispute for
kim:hu. ok mr. obkrvkikk.
The funeral services over the re-J
mains of Mrs. Julia Obermeire, who'
committed suicide by drinking chloro-J
form in her apartments Sunday mnrn-!
ir.g. w ere held at the home of her '
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Ober-'
meire. 1619s Third aenue. at S j
o'clock this morning. Dean J. J. ,
Quinn had charge and the burial was :
made in St. Msry's cemetery. j
H M.Hll. UK Ml 1.1 MJBKKG.
The funeral services over the re- i
held at her late home 2402 Twelfth 1
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- I ne remains ne ixtu io mi iu
h ; Chippiannock.
ikkw. - w U.I.I. imw.
1 ! The remains of Wi'iiam Don were
! laid to rest In Chippiannock cemeterv
MthU afternoon The services wre
iheld at the home of Robert Don. 426
r. tv . . . fc
i Dr Kauffman pa-tor of he Daenpcrt
! Prebvterian church was in charge
I Your cougti annora j-om. Keep on
itacklsff CJd tearing the delicate mem-!
branes of your throat If you act to1
be annoyed. But If you want relief, i
...I in k. rar.il I.L . Ck.mh,l,I'.
Cough Remedy. Sold by all druggists
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rESALPHONS VENS IS
BACK 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 rial to The Argus.)
Rochester, N. V., Oct. S. Deputy
Sheriff Thomas E. Hughes left here
today with Alphous Vens, wanted in
Hock Inland for the murder of Basil
Martens, Oct. 6. Governor Glynn of J
New York honored the requisition pa
Veils' 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
cess of Deputy Sheriff . Thomas E,
Q' . - j
Hughes in having Governor
Glynn honor requisition papers for
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er of Basil Martens, and "who V "been" i
under arrest at Rochester. The legal !
documents were secured without anv "ls r'iW" lolio"B; , . i,c,nu""m reecs.
trouble on Saturday. Flve cascs of typhofd fever are all After the matter was adjusted he
brim:h i that have been reported to this office-1 promised me no more sign boards
This morning Sheriff O. L. Bruner! Tuesday, Oct. 21. I requestej the Visit-' would be put up contrary to city ordi
rrceived a telezran from DeDutv in3 Nurses association to give me the. nance. Notwithstanding this promise
Hnrhe at Buffalo. New York, as fni.
"Meet Lake Shore at 9 tonight
?iane station. i
Immediately upon receipt of this in- j been reported by the attending physi
formation Sheriff Brur.er made plans I clans as required by law.
to go to Chicago. He left at 12:55 These cases are as follows:
this afternoon over the Rock Island I Ferdinand Dhondt. 509 Thirteenth
and will meet Hughes and his man. it ' avenue, reported Oct. 7.
is his Dlan to place Ven-. in the Har-
r1son wt Nation this evening and ,
tomorrow mnrnini start lor iinru- m..
land- the Part' arriving at 2 o'clock in
Vens is already under i
VILL NOT RETURN
Rock Island Officials Deny Re-!
quest of Committee of Tri
City Commercial Clubs.
MAY BE RESTORED LATER'
Faint Ray of Hope in Letter Received
by Moline Man That Passenoer
Will Be Operated in Spring.
The popular bureau tra'n. which on-
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and the tri-
ttl" "d U,r cat! be'va
treat boon 10 the Tnrchnr of th
! three citi' S, will not be restored this
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. by Arthur G. Brown, secretary cf the'
;Greaur Moline club and member of-
' XM "omm,ll wno ""f the
Rock lslaud offlr!a'!s recently.
i -Mr Bro"n received a letter from
. .-.u. iwii?er:
. f ni oi me icocK isia.ia iices. staling
i lhl,t the tra!"' ' So '" 'linZ l-jO0sy, while nine other Greeks were
Bureau atid Davenport in the i assessed H ar.d cci.?s each. Several
i momini. and train No. 2:;. between'
, - -
i urorrt ana tsurea-i in ine atier-
seen, urould cot be returned. The le:
tr staled that the train was removed
3der direction cf Prc-sicient Mudge
! rf tl.. rall lhat .fl... r.l.
j erfruments of the comnnittee who!
uikea wstn the o!3:C!als, was found
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inadvisable from an economical stand
point to restore the trains.
K1XT II AY OF HOf!-:. I
Although the letter was a blow to !
members of the committee, composed
of representatives of the tri-clty com- j
mcrcial clubs, there was a faint ray cf j
hope in one paragraph.
This portiou was to the effect that
while the officials were anxious to ac- j
cede so the wishes of the committee,
they would he unable to do so this;
winter. It may be that next summer.!
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upon the matter before the Rock Is
land railroad officials, the train may
th'n bo restored.
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,
tlti.1,.1, T...t ,
Makes Report on Fever
Dr. G. G. Craur. "citv nhvsician. ves
tera' nia,1 a report to Commissioner
Archie . Han. relative to the typhoid i
fever situation in which he declared !
tha.1 precaution was being taken
and that cases were all well in hand. !
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"anips Bnd addresses of all typhoid
; fever cases being treated with its help,
j No cases have been reported to me
except these five cases, which have
Albert utionat, ;iU3 Thirteenth ave-
nuf' r'portii" ...
"""li,r .o, ticcuni n c
reported Oct. 7.
James ( raig. oui'3 fceventit street, i
reported Oct. !.
Charles Martins, 700 Fourth street, i
reported Oct. 2.
In each of the above cases, a sani-
! tary investigation was made. Samples
j of water were 1 collected by R. V.
j Sharpe. city chemist, and a series of
i examinations made. On Oct. l!t the
well at 3u9 Eleven h avenue was re-!
ported bad by Mr. Sharpe. On Oct. 20 j
leesi notice wtg served upon thej
cv.ner ot tne wen. and the matter I
j transferred to the legal department.'
i I am Informed that this well is now'
J ae well at 509 Thirteenth avenue'1"' cn ground that we are holding
is still under investigation by Mr. i tnder written lease.
Sharpe. but no water can be obtained ! do not know what promises our
; from it at the present time. ' The tests -,r- Work made to you in regard to
; from the city taps In the other two:t!f signs, but had 1 been on the
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cases niu nm snow any contamination
and this department Is looking for
further sources of Infection.
G. G. CRAIG,
The inmates cf the alleged blind pis,
'. raided by tne poi.ee ounaay arternon.
J ws arraigned in police court yes -
; terday afternoon. George Pappas. the
propriexor ot me piace, uu-aiea ac
rortv-f, fih street, was fined S19 and'
usn vi uevi W C VMi:.r. . -
i Wasblnrton President Wilson's
' nominations of four native Fil:pinos
j to tne Philippine coxitifson, one of
' I . I.a c,iarv n' f.-.-.n,.,
jun'ice for the inlands, were canfirmed
j by the stutte
Unsightly bill boards erected In i
defiance of the provisions of ;
the city ordinances are to be a j
thing of the past in Rock Island. This j
morning Building Inspector J. H. I
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-
i tw een Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets. This was 10 feet high while
city ordinances state that the
height must not exceed seven feet,
However, because the companv agreed
to place the board back in the
iot commissioner Archie Hart per-
ruitted it to stand on the distinct
promise that the law would not be
kcom oi kkw.
iNevertheless, the company at once
I proceeded to erect another sign of the
same kind on Fifth avenue between
i Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets.
I This action was naturally resented by
the city authorities and the building
inspector communicated with the
j Stoner-McCray system relative to it
I but received no reply. Commissioner
j 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 his 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
i the proposed litigation.
I H KT'S I.KTTKH,
Tl,. . . . r i-: i t .
i in." iciLtri Ul v.uillllilRiUIlt'r rial I IU
tho POmnjinv f ,,.
j "Rock Island, Oct. L'0, 10i:.
' "Stoner McCray System,
! "Di s Moines. Iowa.
"A few days ago O. O. Work of your
company was in our city relative to
one of your beards located in the 111 &
Eh.eb lot, on Third avenue between
Mivl .. , 1 . .. 1 C ' . .
! u erected or had erected ano'her
board in violation of the city ordi-
"Since that time our building In
spector has communicated with yoir
or your firm, but has failed to hear
from you in regard to this nia'ter. 1
am writing you in regard to Miis
board as f do not intenj 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
; DePn f.cmniied
I IIP. M11T Ki:i'I.V.
The very smart reply of the com
pany is given below:
"Des Moines, Oct. 21, 1913.
"Archie Hart, Commissioner,
"Rock Island, i:i.
e are ,n receipt of yours or the
- 0'11 inEt. iu relaUon to our removing
certain signs which we are main'ain-
' .ckiuiiq iiiyeii i wuutu noi nave maus
! any premises but would have put up
-the boards and if you had insisted on
; interfering in any way, I would have
! get -en out an injunction from the
court, eajo'ning you from Interfering
with our business.
"I do not know whether yo-i are Springfield. III. State Auditor
anxious to dra5 your city into a lot of i Brady bas isgued a permit fa William
.litigation, but if you do not want t,T Rob(.rt.on. chandler Starr and Ed-
i uc this. If you will take the Toi-ble
, iook u up. or nave yoir tSai uepan -
:nient look after tn!s. you will f.nJ
-bat the courts have held at least a
: " eit-i-Liuu 01 iiuiwun noirnj t
"nless it can be shown that they en-
danger the lire ud health of the
u oa neeire to oe reasonable
! about, it, I will send you or the eor-
. poration counsel all the evidence you
; n: ay require to conv;cre yoj that this
r. 1. l.. i, j
! want to be reasonable e have t'
i resort to the courts to restrain you
.Eicldmiv Local DaaW ia Fia
Cloth TJord U OrtW kr
Illinois Theatre Building.
from damaging our property as
"Awaiting your further advice I am,
"By T. 1. Stoner."
The board was taken down very
properly by the city this morning and
it is tip to the people who placed ft
there to wake the next move.
FOR S.J. FERGUSON
S. J. Ferguson, county superin'end
eut of schools, this city, underwent a
second operation this morning at St.
Anthony's hospital in an effort to re
cover from, the illness which he has
suffered for the past two months.
Conditions were found to be such that
chances for his recovery are regarded
ROCK ISLAND MAN IS
JAILED AT BUFFALO
(Special to The Arjfus.)
Buffalo. N. Y., Oct. 28. Milliam M.
Wilson of Rock Island, aged "2, was
arrested here last night charged with
larceny. It Is alleged he stole a cut
glass tray from a local department
I PERSONAL POINTS))
John It. Durham. 10:!0 First avenue,
has gone to Memphis, Tenn.
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 sou at
County Clerk H. B. Hubbard and Su
pervisors George Richmond, Charles
Tambur and William Trefz have gone
to Morris, 111., 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
j Circuit "L,00"'1
for $10,500 aud the case dismissed.
St. Ixniis Walter II. Sanborn,
Cnited States circuit, judge, filed in
the federal district court here an or
der permitting the receivers of the S .
Eouis and San Francisco railroad to
issue receivers' certificates to the ex
tent of $10,000,000 for tjie payment of
Boston Smallpox in Sydney, Aus
tralia, 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!1 ' b" '-'eared of these undesirable,
been liing quietly near Kobe since the "lla!l ve to secure the evidence
suporession or the rebellion in south- J myself. No one will furnish it for me.
ern China, Is contemplating a visit to J Therefore, I have asked tha court to
Hawaii and the United States, a.-cord- on lnue the caoes until I can securs
U.w to William Thatcher of Boston, 'lie evidence from my office. Any
who has arrived in Seattle alter six
years in the interior of China.
New York Martin Vogel, who was
recently appointed assistant treasurer
of the United Sta es in this city, was
formally inducted Into office Monday,
his acceptance of the past " having
been hastened bv the recent death of
his predecessor, i naries . .wnrngion
of Herkimer,' !. f.
O taw a 111. There was a sensation
al climax to the Black Ho'.low murder
case Monday when Sam Siracusa an l j
Mike Spagnlolo pleaded guilty and
threw themselves upon the mercy 'jf
to!ward Lathrop for 'he organ'zation of
,tbe Witnebago Bck and Trust cftnv
paJ3y a state tor,tcrn wi,i(.h will take
j cver th(, fornier Winnebago National
nank of Eoc.kfcrd. Tne bank
state concern, wi'.l be capitalized at
St. LcuU Sixty five thousand Jews
in this city are threatened -wftji a nyat
famine. The sbectln who kilt rattle in
ccnfr.rmity with (lie Jewish ritual a-
j mo vut 11 me .Ullltur m mua i.j,i.
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j tn. eaten U) go u a .
All the news all lae time The Argus. ,
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 Havt to
Secure Evidence Himself to
When the evidence was concluded
this morning in county court in the
case of the People vs. Charles Gold
berg, indicted on a charge ot 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 (he defendant,
which Judge B. S. Bell allowed.
State's Attorney F. E. Thompson,
who was prosecuting the case, made
a frank 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 with 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 reated to undesirables within the.
territory referred to. nor is there any
question but that proper evidence
should be placed in the state's attor
ney's hands to that effect.
MIKKS MT ATI-: MUM'.
This afternoon State's Attorney F. E.
Thompson made the following stale
merit relative to the matter:
"I placed on trial yesterday after
noon one of t.hc owners of the prop
erty In that district In the city of Rock
Is'and. Till:; Is the territory in which
all the cutting and shooting has been
taking place 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 could not with
good conscience ask the Jury to con
vict and 1 told them so. On motion
of defendant, the court instructed, 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.
my office and ses a transcript of thr
evidence before the grand Jury In
iMpivUl to Th-- Argun.)
Spririftfld. Ill, Oct. 2. The Ba
pfeme court today reversed th Judg
, Ilir ii
ment or the circuit court of Itock Is-
i ,M(J coun(v (f ,he faM. cf A.iton Froyd,
lanrfllant aealnst Minnie Schulttsnd
remanded the case.
Young U McCombs: