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THE ARGrUS, THURSDAY, FJELBllUARY 20, 191.
, The Moline Avenue Paving Ex ten
Tke roBiniMmioiifrN' FIrvres on th
Entlaaated Ct-The JMnth Mmt
Messrs J. M. Buford, R. A. Donald
son and T. U. Tcomas, commissioners to
apportion the assessment for the Moline
. enue'paing extension have completed
the estimate of the cost, which independ
ent of the street ' railway company's
double track portion is $71,379 27, of
which amount $61,980 64 is assessed to
property holders and $9.398 63 to the
dty for street and alley intersections, etc
The street railway company is to pay for
its own portion as it did as to Second are,
nue and it is estimated that it will cost the
syndicate from $30,000 to $35,000 from
Twentieth street to the Moline line. The
commissioners are today sending out
postal cards to property holders
notifying them of the proportion for
which they must'pay.
Messrs. J. K. Johnston. J. B. Cleland
and H. C. Schafer have finished the fix
ing the assessment of the Ninth street
sewer. The total is $1,700. of which 400
is allotted to the city.
A SEW TURNER HALL.
PUa Talked of r0r living Kck 11.
m Baildinc f Which 1C Slay be
Some of the older members of the Rock
Island Turner society have had under
consideration and discussion for some
time the feasibility of erecting a new
building to be owned by the society in
Rock Island. The organization has
practically reached two conclusions: one
that it is old enough to have a more
commodious and imposing building than
it now occupies, ana the other is that the
city of Rock Island is deserving of a bet
ter lookinc structure. Hence after much
serious deliberation some of the older
members have hit upon a plan similar to
this: The members who are able to do
so are to lend the society a certain sum of
money to be regulated in proportion to
their respective means, for a period of
five year ithout interest. In this way
it is estimated that $18,000 can
be accumulated. The socieiy owns
the site of its present building and
has some ? 600 in money of its own, and
by consolidation of the various amounts
thus represented the society hopes to be
able to issue bonis sufficient to erect a
820,000 brick building equipped and ar
ranged for the purpose of the society and
also for deriving such revenue as it will
be not enly self sustaining but will enable
the taking up of the bonds when due and
after five years pay the members who
have loaned the money a tlight rate of
Tte project is a most commendable one
and The Akgus hopes it will bs success
ful. Th Karly Cloalas.
Just as the early closing movement is
threatened with collapse in Rock Island ,
the Davenport merchants are for the first
time presenting an absolutely solid
front, Isaac Rothschild and Cameron &
Sons having publishad cards last evening
stating their confidence in the measure
and proclaiming their determination to
adhere after March lto the 6:30 and Sun
day closing flan, while the Globe clothing
company has agreed also to fall into line.
This is, of course, a source of great en
couragement to the clerks and will
strengthen them greatly in their efforts to
maintain their position in Rock Island.
The Davenport Demrcratof last evening
The clerks' assembly held the most
largely attended meeting cf its history
last evenine A determination to keep
their Bhouluers to the wheel and push
the Sunday and early closing movements
to a successful issue, was expressed b?
all present. Matter for congratulation
was found in the fact that a firm that had
always conceded Sunday closinsr, but
which had hitherto refused to close at
6:30, had wheeled into line in the latter
regard during the past day. Tee out
look for the success ot both reforms now
looks brighter than ever.
The advisory committee selected by the
Iowa and Illinois Medical association to
select a site for the proposed new Los pi
tal has decided to submit adverse reports
as to each of the three sites considered.
The physicians not only bel'eve the places
named unsuited for such purposes, but
are of the opinion it is not best, under ex
isting conditions, to attempt the under
taking at this time. Not having an en
dowment, and no visible means of sup
porting this institution when once se
cured, they are of the opinion that they
had better wait such action as the legisla
lature may take on a bill now pending
before that body.
This bill provides that cities, having
more than 10.000 population, may vote a
two mill tax for such purposes. If this
becomes a law, the two cities could unite
and, without difficulty, secure the hospi
tal. The committee alBO agreed that
when the hospital is secured, that it
should be on the line, midway between
the two cities .
When other and good remedies fail to
relieve coughs and colds, Dr. Bull's
Cough Byrup will give instant relief. Ob-
iir because it is the best remedy.
1 25 cents a bottle.
THE CAMPGLASS MATTER.
The Officer says the Accasatlsas Can
eralac him are False Mr. Camp
Replica to the tJaloa.
Officer Wm, Glass this morning stated
that J. Camp's letter was a malicious
and ill-founded attack upon him, and
that while the conversation concerning
the boy and the dog may have occurred
merely as a joke, that he was not intoxi
cated and he defied the proof of his having
drank a drop of liquor since coming to
this country, twenty-three years ago, and
that he proposed to make it warm for
those who had accused him of having
J. Camp called at The Akgus office this
morning to state that he had flung no dirt
at McConochie as the Union states in
his account of the misconduct of Officer
Glass, but that he don't withdraw a word
of what he said about Glass. Mr. Camp
further said that he did not expect Mayor
McConochie or Officer Glass to pay for
what he drinks and further that he always
paid 100 cents on the dollar to everybody
and proposes to do so. The Union's re
marks about his accusing a saloon keeper
of not giving him proper change and also
of Lis having abused him, he
stamped as false. With reference to his
having justified a broken neck, he said he
would like to have the man furnished to
break his neck.
The Argcs has taken no sides in the
present controversy, nor does it propose
to do so. and in connection with Mr.
Camp's communication, simply made the
query as to the mayor exerting the sam9
vigor to ferret out the truth of the charge
against one of his officers that he had in
other cases. The Union's remark about
The Argus' characteristic viciousness in
"publishing a drunken man's drivel," is
about what might be expected of a paper
of it9 narrow tendencies. Mr. Camp was
perfectly sober when he brought his
communication to The Argcs with his
name appended, and it was accordingly
published. It is indeed quite refreshing
to witness the Union's objections to a
communication, when the established
reputation of the morning paper for pub
lishing anonymous letters, containing
reckless and indiscriminate attacks upon
all classe3 of citizens, is considered.
It is immaterial to the public whether
Camp was drunk or not. What the pub
lic wants to know, and what the pubiic
has a riijht to know is," whether Officer
Glass wa9 drunk, or was spending an un
due amount of time in a saloon. As to
this it is the duty of the mayor to invess
tigate, and if either charge can be sub
stantiated Glass should be removed; if
neither can, he should be vindicated.
ftONE TO GRAND ISLAND.
Rev. J. H. C. Reed Retnras tm His
former Koine to Confront Ml hi an.
The Rev. J. H. C. Reed did not finish
his business at Eastings, Neb., as speed
ily as be had anticipated. He telegraphed
Tuesday evening from Hastings to Mr.
Zediker, in Moline, saying:
The absurd stories take me back to
Grand Island. I will wire you as to when
I will see you.
It is probable therefor, Mr. Reed ar
rived in Grand Island Tuesday night, and
that he is prodding some people pretty
vigorously today in regard to the scandal
of which our readers know
The Reed and Zsdiker families were
"living around" for a number of days
before their final departure from Grand
Island, their goods having been shipped
to Moline. Mr. Read had resigned a
month previously and was waiting till
last Sunday to deliver his farewell ser
mon . As Miss Lotie Z jdiker was to de
part for Franklin county at 7 o'clock
Monday morning, and Mr. Reed was to
take the same tram for Hastings, Ne b.,
it had been arranged that each should
take a room at a hotel near the depot
Sunday night. Miss Zjdiker wa9 ac
companied to the hotel by friends, who
remained with her at the hotel until quite
a late hour, then bade her good nieht.
Doubtless Mr. Reed and Miss Zeaiker
were seen emerging from the hotel Mon
day morning, and taking the same train.
and fleet footed slander started on its
HAVE THEY FLOWN?
A Kmothcred Sensation Concerning a
Holme Conple's Eleieateat
Moline has probably had an elopement
in high lire today, but the facts have not
been sufficiently verified to warrant a
publication of the names. Suffice is it to
say however, that a well known young man
from that city, formerlv a hotel clerk,
boarded the early train on the Milwaukee
road tnis morning and taking a seat near
the middle of the car feigned sleep. At
Moline a young lady, prominent in so
ciety circles in that city, boarded
the train and took the seat
next in front of the young man. There
was no apparent sign of recognition on
the part of either until the train had
pulled out of Moline. The couple then
became engaged in conversation. They
changed cars at Beloit for Janesville,
Wis., and it is believed will be married
Both the young man and young lady
have been attending school in Davenport;
and doubtless their friends think they are
there today, but they are not, but, wheth
er they, have eloped or not a day . or
two will determine.
A Charge W here JI the list Sinister
are Meat t Wear Back Clcta ana
The Pekin Post writing up sore recent
difficulties in the M E church at Gales
burg and Pekin, thus sadly laments:
It is an undisguised fact that for many
years Methodist preachers have been sent
to Pekin as a sort of punishment or as &
sort of penance instead of forcing them
to fast and wear sack cloth and ashes
They have attended conference in fear and
trembling lent the bishop should have
them down for tne Celestial City. Very
few ot them have remained over one year
and some of -.hose had to wear one suit of
clothes two years. It has teen
the rule to transfer Pekin pas
tors either to Normal or Rock Island,
two of the best charges in the state, s
that they cocld recuperate and fatten up
for further duty If a preacher had a
truckling disposition and was willing to
knuckle undtr to save trouble he got
along all right. But if he stood up for
his own rights he left with a large part
of bis salary in arrears and an empty
stomach. Miny of the best preachers in
the Methodist church have occupied the
pulpit in Pekin. It was a sort of crucial
test. If they did well here they were
considered worthy to take a higher place
with the admonition, "Well done,
good and faithful servant, as thou hast
been faithful in Ptkin and have nut fallen
by the wayside, thou shaft be made ruler
over Normal, Rock Island or some other
equally fat t targe." If this church trial
shall succeed in changing this order of
things then it may be considered as hav
i ig performed a rightous work . It migbt
be a good ideii to make this a missionary
charge for a few years and pay the pastor
out of the general fund. It is under
stood that there is such a plan in con
sideration so that the pastor may tot be
forced to sptnd his time hustling for
bread, but car, better care for the souls of
Joslik, Feb. 25 On Monday morning
last we were driving a mare hitched to a
cart, when suddenly the horse stopped,
raised her head, pointed her ears forward
and snorted. She had at quite a distance
d sco vt red George Coates and his moving
menagerie. ,Ve came very near losing
control of the horse and having a smash
Miss Mamie Tees man who has been at
tending school in Rock Island has returned
home until next fall.
We have quite a number on the sick
list. It keeps the medical men busy. J.
G. Osborne is slightly on the improve.
M 83 Lillie Cook who hi. 9 been keeping
house for her brother Will, returned to
her home ia Hampton township on Tues
The types lust week made me say that
tnere were subscription papers btiag cir
culate! for the purpose of building a
brewery. It should have been a chetse
During the last week the foliowine per
sons in liampTon township have filed ap
plications for insurance in the Coe and
Zuma Mutual: John T. Frels. S. Devin
ney, Ephraim Warren and James M.
On Thursday last we attended the far
mers' institute at Barstow. The follow
ing was the order of the programme:
Song, America; prayer by the Rev. J. Q.
Adams, after which he' read the 2Stn
chapter of Dent ; address of welcome by
Dr. Reiter; response by L. D. Edwards
and a song by the glee club.
Mr. Corbin then gave tis experience in
raising strawtierries, blackberries, rasp
berries an! grapes. What to do and
wba not to do. After he picked his
strawberries ho mowed his land, cut every
thing off level with the ground and raked
it off . He ei plained how to set out
plants, and what distance they should be
between the rows and in the rows, and
what kinds to plant. Mr. Corbin's ex
perience was very valuable to those pres
ent. Mr. J. G. Osborne who was on the
programme to open the debate upon
m'xed farming, not being able to come
sent a paper which was read by Dr. Reiter.
After which there was a lively discussion
upon the subject. Artificial ponds being
the next topic, Mr. Letsch who resides up
on the Reynolds estrte, explained bow
they had made their pond, and how the
first fish all died, suDposei to be from the
newness of the pond. They stocked it a
second time and those lived and are mul
tiplying and doing well. The last fish
ing party that was up from Rock Island
caught fish that weighed as much as three
pounds. A paper was then read against
the free coinage of silver by Mr. Darling,
of Rock Island, after wbicn there was a
lively tilt between several upon that subs
ject. Why, when and how we shall tile,
Mr. McCullou(;h answeied, because our
best land is aider water. Mr. McCul
lougheiplainel the whole subject, what
size of tile to use. both for the main
channel and the laterals, and bad several
charts to explain himself as he
went along. Our county superin
tendent cot being present, Mr.
Heath opened the school question. He
claimed that we could have one cunty
high school to every six miles fquare and
send our sons imd daughters at less cost
then we could send them away to School.
Then again it would be much better and
healthier to a low children to have a
horse and cart and drive to school and be
home morning and evening to help with
the f srm work . But once allow a son to
go away to school, furnish him pretty
liberally with spending money, furnish
him with stand ng collars and spike-toed
boots and the f.;reat probability is he has
done bis last w ork on the farm. But the
most important thing for a parent to con
sider is that ve are never sure of our
children if we send them away. We
never know the company they keep and
habits they forti, until it is too late.
A rising vote of thanks was cordially
given to the choir and to the people of
Barstow and vioinity for tber hospitali
ties. MCLTTJMIN PaRVO.
To my patrons and the public. Bjing
convinced that the merchants are sincere
and intend to maintain the order of agree
ment, I here in wish to state that com
mencing March 1st my store will be closed
at 6:80 evening!) and on Sunday.
Respectfully, etc.." '
W. SJ. Smith's Faneral.
The funeral of William Henry Sxith.
the well known expressman, 20 years of
whoe life were given to the service of
the United States Eipriss company, was
held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'cl:ck from
the northeast corner of Fourth and Roc a
Island streets. SiLce his death Monday
the wires have been freely used, but not
a relative of the deceased could be found,
and it is doubted if he bad any living. He
had made the request that tie Knights
Templar service be followed at his obse
quies, and this was strictly followed.
Tne members of Everts commandery.
No. 18, Rock Island, bad charge of the
funeral. They met at the Masonic tem
ple at 1:30 and were there joined by
nearly the full city membership of St. Si
mon of Cyrene commandery. The Sir
Knights marched to the residence of F.
W. Lerch where the prelate conducted
the regular service. Carriages were then
taken to Oakdale where the long r and
more impressive ceremonies took place.
The pall bearers were Sir Knights henry
Carse, John Crubaugh. J J.Reimero.C. F.
Gaetger. of Rock Island; and W. K.
White. W. F. Zimmerman. C. T. Dar
ling, John Morris, of Davenport. Past
Grand Prelate M. A. Johnson, of Daven
port, officiated. Davenport Democrat .
J. E. Montrcse, Mataire-.
ONE NIGHT ONLV.
Thursday, March. 5th.
Engagement of the DiftlngaUhrcl Art -.Me.
MR. OTIS SKINNER,
In Anguailn Daly' Dratnatiz ition cf Rosen
thal' Celebrated i'ra je dy.
A play of heart inter kt to both Jew and Geu
tile. Perfectly Cast!
Reserve neat pale at Harper House Pharra acy
Tuesday morning, March 3rd.
Priced. 5 J. 75c and f 1 0l.
Cars to Molice after entertainment.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of London cloth
When such stocks as you find, for
instance at Folsom's. Johnson's or Ri
ser's are offered to buyers, I don't believe
it pays me to carry "hollcw.ware." I
shall still sell knives and forks, spoons,
etc.. but to close out what I have of such
articles as are named be'ow, I r.ffer the
prices given. These goods are just a
good plate as money can buy, and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
1 Tea set. former price ti5 00. f 16.00
includes teapot, sucar, cream spooDer.
1 Cake basket, former price $vM) fft 00
1 " '' " " T 7 J5 .25
1 Fruit dish, " " 17.75... to.U)
1 Four bottle (cut) caster, -
. former price $6.5. It. SO
I Butter dish, former price H.50, Ii so
I I art! receiver, " - tj 50
1 " w " " 13.50. 4 50
And a number of other articles at corresponding-
Gr. M. LOOSLEY,
Chia aks Glass,
' 1609 Second Avenue.
SATUBDAY, FEB. 28.
Lloyd & Stewart,
fioat i8LA5r. -
Tinware And HorsK
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
PRICES THIS WEEK
Lamp ChimneTH, No. I
1 amp Chimney. No
Twiirt Paper, per ptc kae
Vanilla KxTract, 4 oa. b-ittle
Tomblrrs, prr rrl
Mce la Cream Pi rn. ra,
Nice Giasa Water I'itcbrr
We aio bave a few duzeo n'andaoroeijr' dccjrate'i earYbera casVsjorea (Via Vki''erk at tic
ciai tot j sues, ruled or plio, at;c per
We Set HiePace, Let OHersFollow iftheyCan
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
Nj. 1S11 wid 1313 Second avenue,
( ffer to the Pobl;e the most br.llunt line of the seawn In
Loungej and Couches.
Centre Library and
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
.. "J. "J"
FAIR, 1703 Second. A venne.
fc SOS. 1703 Secoai Avem-
Headquarters for P et arcs and F?im-
I Extension Tables,
Parlor Tabliw, Etc.
for the Celebrated
Sheet Iron,' Gas and
Also Sewer work.
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Orpoem Habpir Housx.