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THE CITY'S INTERESTS.
The Improvement Association Meet
ing Last Evening.
A Xnniber of Important Project Dig
rnKF4 The Matter of the
1-nndm Handled hy Fred
The Rock Island Citieens Improve
ment association heli its last meeting
in the rooms it his occupied ia Har
per's theatre building for nearly three
years last evening, and under the head of
business pertaining U the association,
the secretary, was upon motion, in
structed to notify the Hat o.-r sstate that
the association woald abandon the rooms
at the close of the present month, and
also inform J. T. Ken worthy the asso
ciation's tenant of this fact.
The committees wre called for reports,
and when that os manufacturers was
reached, President Jackson called the at
tention of the association to th matter of
the possible removal from Joliet of the
Enterprise Manufacturing company,
as alluded to in last night's Arous
and presented the suggestion that the
manufacturing committee might find cor
respondence with the officers of the com
pany attended with Rood results. The
secretary at the president's . request
read a special telegram from Joliet
stating that tte company was ser
iously considering removal from
Joliet because of the inefficiency of
the fire protection offered there. The
fact that Rock Island is right on the eve
of providing a reliable fire system, it is
in a pasition, suggested a member, to of
fer the best possible inducements in this
respect. The matter was referred to J.
M. Montgomery, of the manufacturing
committee, who will enter into a corres
pondence with the Joliet industry.
The secretary called attention to the
proposed new glass factory project and
the fact that inducements had boen made
for its location elsewhere, but the desire
of the originators to remove here if sutli
cient inducements could be offered. An
explanation of the fan that there were
peculiar reasons why it would be advani
tageousto remiin here, and the associ
ation authorizsd the secretary to invite
the projectors to hav a representative
appear before the association whenever
action is desired.
Oliver Oisen made a statement of his
expenditures in his recent trip to Wasn
ington in behalf of the viaduct. Ha hid
gone at the request of the association
aud had buen provided with $13'J, fur
nished by the Davenport & Rock Island
street railway companv on starting. His
necessary expenditures had soon con
sumed this, with 100 of his
personal money. This amount
was a personal loss. He be-
believed be bad accomplished all he had
been sent to Washington to accomplish.
He was no more a gainer by the success
of the viaduct project than anyone else.
A'l our peoj.'l3 were individually and col
lectively benefited by the viaduct, but it
seemed to him an injustice that he shoull
be the sufferer. He had said nothing
about the loss entailed in a business way
in being absent during one of the best
seasons of the year in law practice, and
was willing to stand that, but he thought
he should be reimbursed from some
source for money actually expended.
E. H.JGuyer addreesed the association
relative to Mr. Olsen's claim, and he also
spoke of his accomplishments while in
Washington. He had secured the ulti
mate success'of the project, and he there
fore moved that the association pay the
bill. Fred Hass SDOke of Mr. Olsens
accomplishment and stated that although
already monev out of Docket, be would
cheerfully be one of a number who would
personally assume the responsibility of
meeting t'ais just claim if the association
sw fit to r ject it.
President Jackson called T. J. Medill
to the chair, and taking the floor ex
pressed bis belief that the council would
pay the bill if correctly represented to
that body. It was certainly a small
amount for so important an enterprise.
and it was'one that involved the interests
and the well fare of the community
Everybody wasibtnefited by the vhduct
and the council, the speaker bel.eved
Wis laboring usder a misapprehension
when it rpi ected the bill. It had not
been the disposition of the Rock Island
nnnnHl t.o ignore its dutv in public mat
ters of this kind, and be believed if
committee could go before that body and
make proper explanations, the amount
wnnift he'cheerfullv allowed. Mr. O'.sen
should certainly be Jreimbursed, and if
tne council insisted on its refusal to allow
his claim, then it would be time for the
association to take steps. A motion was
mart that Mr. Jackson act with two
other members whom he might select a9
. rnmmittee. before the council in the
matter, and the motion was so carried.
When the committee on railways and
o.naia whb called, the association went
into a di:c jssion of the projected railway
of Mr. Caldwell, termed the Peori. Rock
Island & MasciUue, and of the Jackson
ville & Southeastern road, both of which
were believed to be something more than
roads on paper, and the latter a branch
of the Santa Fe system. The secretary
wai instructed to correspond with the
proj jctors of both enterprises and invite
i . . . . i
mem to apper before the association
President Jackson spoke of the great
improvement that had been made in our
street railway facilities, and. the hope of
Manager Louderback that the association
would do all in i.8 powor to create a
sentiment sgiinst imposing unreasonable
burdens or txnctions upoa the company
whose expenditures werealready far in ex
cess of its receipts,until it could at least get
its system in shape where some revenue
would be derived.
A number of the members co incided
with this view thit the syudicue bs ex
tended all the encouragement possible,
and that it be met with the same liberal
public spirit that had charactered its
policy toward the city, acd the general
policy of the citv toward it in the past.
President Jackson asked Fred Hass if
he desired to address the association with
reference to the question of the viaduct
fund Mr. Hass replied that be preferred
to await the report of the committee ap
pointed to look into the matter. He had
seen by a correspondent of the Union
singning himseif Citizen" a few days
since, that some sensational disclosures
were to be made and he would be pleased
now to hear the committee's report, and
would then be heard if necessary. S;c
retary Searle, of the committee appointed
at a previous meeting, reported thut there
had been created a misunderstanding as
to the obiect of the committee's ap point
ment. It was not an "investigating" com
mittee, as the association had never bad
any cround for appointing such a com
mittee; it was a committee designated to
confer with Mr. Hast, and the committee
bad performed its duties and was now
ready to report. Secretary Searle
then read the report of Mr. Hass' receipts
and expenitures for the viaduct which
showed that he had received from C. 6.
Holmes, of the Davenport & Rock Island
street railway company three years ago
the coming summer, to be used in the
preliminaries for the viaduct, SloO; exs
peuded that summer and during the fall
and winter on three.trips to Chic-igo in
securing the making of the plans for the
viaduct by the C., R. I. fc P. railway
company, and on one trip to Springfield,
$116; this leaving Mr. Hass s'aortf 16 on
his own account up to that time. Liter
he received from theC, B. &Q., through
Division Asent. H. D. Mack. 250, and
from the Davenport & Rock Island rail
way company through Superintendent
Henry Schnitger, 200, making a total
of 430. Three trips to Washington in
volved an txpenditure of 650. Foi this
Mr. Hass was reimbursed by I. Huber to
the amount of $25; George Wagner, 825;
the Rock Island Lumber company, ?2 5,
and W C Wsdsworth 850, making total
of 125. or $525 in all paid out and leav-
ng Mr. Hass stort at this time $75.
Afier this Mr. Hass paid to Henry Carse
on a trip to Washington $50, and ex
pended oa seven different trips to Chica
go in preparing different preliminiries ia
securing the above sums from the C, B.
& Q. and the Davenport & Rock Ilnd
railway company, and in looking up Chi
cago ordinances as to the powers of cities
compelling railways to build viaducts.
etc., S1S4 He received from Secretary
Medill, of tbe association, a balance on
Mr. Carse 's triD of $127. and there was
expended on the trip to Chicago by Mr
Hass with Mayor McConochie and Al-
dermun Schroeder and the other trips in
securing the bonds and detds from the
railroads and other preliminaries, $152,
thus leaving Mr. Hass short $25. The
total amount received therefor was $677
from various sources; the amount ex
rended. 1.C27. which left Mr. Hass
short $350 out of his own pocket. Mr.
Searle also explained that the S250 re
ceived from the C. R. I. fc P. was not
mentioned in the statement because it
merely passed through Mr. Hass'hands f rom
the company to one of its employes. Tbe
draft which he was authorized to draw on
tbe U., R I. & P- was at once handed
nver to its civil engineer, George H.
Boynton for tbe plans.
M. E. Sweeney moved that the report
be received and placei on file.
E H. Guver considered the entire pro-
reedincsof the association with reference
to the matter, wrong and unwarranted
Tbe association had received no formal
charees apainst Mr. Hass and in the fir6t
place should only act upon the strength
of formal written charges which had not
been preferred in this case, and further
more only upon such matters as directly
concerned tbe association. This matter
did not in the first place, and in tbe sec
ond place it was setting a very bad pie.
cedent for the association to investigate
the conduct of its members upon the
strength of hearsay or upon the charges
of Tom, Dick and Harry, or anyone who
bad not the spirit of manhood to come
before the association and reduce its
charges to writing. It should be beneath
the dignity of tbe association to notice
street corner reports of the actions of its
members, much less to act upon them
He therefore moved the whole matter be
laid on the table.
Mr. Jackson again took the floor and
he said the committee's work was in bis
opinion not at all improper. There bad
been no reflection upon Mr. Hass 6tated
or implied in its proceedings. It was
merely a business matter. Any member ct
the association had a right to ask any offl
cer for a statement of the moneys received
or expended by bim in the association's
interests. He bad never thought from
the first that Mr. Hass' course b id been
other than that of a citiz?n having the
best interests of the city at heart, but he
had heard of the street corner repot H be
fore the last meeting of the ass.iciHtioa.
and in justice to Mr. Hass had intended
to go to birn and tell him of them, but
that in tbe meantime Mr. Hass had called
at his office s od expressed entire willing
ness that tho matter should be brought
before the association. The report, how
ever, had nothing to do with the state
ment that H. B. Sudiow had besrn re
puted to make, that Mr. Hass hid to bim
demanded S2.500 from the railroi.l for
viaduct purposes, but was really only a
statement of such funds as bad m tually
passed through his hands, madd in j ustice
to himself and to the association .
Oliver O sea took the view expressed
by Mr. Guyer, that the association should
not establish tbe precedent of investigat
ing the conduct of its members, except
upon tbe strength of formal written
charges, but inasmuch as tbe associa
tion had gone this far in the matter, it
would be tbe best course to adopt tbe re
port rather than table it.
E. D. Sweeney niaintainea that inas
much as the matter bad ttken the shape
it bad, the report should be adopted in
proper shape as a matter of justice to
Mr. Hass. He therefore moved the report
be approved and adopted.
Mr. Hass said that if Mr. Sadlow had
made the statement attributed to him as
to hismtking any demand for $2, 500 from
tbe Rock Island or any other railroad,
he had Slid what was false, as he had in
bis possession correspondence with
tbe railroads to show thn unreason
ableness of such a charge. He could not
understand what had prompted or pro
After tbe matter had been further dis
cussed the report of the committee was
adopted, together with a resolution pre
sented by T. J. Medill, that the thinks
of tbe association be extenclel to Mr.
Hass for his able and successful labors on
behalf of tbe viaduc.
M. Lee Gait was proposed for members
ship, admitted by unanimous yote and tbe
Appellate lonrtt bi .
Two decisions have been rendered by
the appellate court which fire of interest
and importance in Rock I-dund . One is
the matter of the citv of Rock Island vs
William McEniry. oreinallv the suit of
William McEniry against the city for
$630 additional fees as city auorney, and
in which he recovered $2S0 in tbe Reck
Island county circuit couit. The city
appealed to the app 1 ate court, where tbe
decision affirms the judgment of tbe lower
court. Whether or not the ca'e will be
taken higher remains for the citv to de
Tbe o'her case is 'lm i H :hcr vs.
Schmact. The pl-iiuiiff sued f..r $20 on
a promissory note. Mr Sthmaci'd at
torney, J. L. li&as. rrougbt la a set t a
and recovered judgment agtinst the
plaintiff for $75. Tbe plaintiff appea'e 1.
and the appelate coart hfli'ms the circuit
court disposition of the case.
The case of Georgj K- 1, charged
with burglarizing Kerr's livery stable. wag
tried yesterday afternoon before a jury
composed of: G McLean, W. Jobnsnn.
John Fife, Peter Schlemmer, John Corns,
J. F. Badham. H. Schsffer. J. Corken,
T. Patterson, J. M. Cuil'sie. J. Smith
and Edward Hine.
The jury returned a verdxt of euilty.
and Judge Smith will very likely pro
nounce sentence tomorrow.
The esse of Littigand Brsd-baw charged
wilh burglarizing John Roche's saloon on
Twelfth street last February is being tried
today. M. M. Sturgeon and J. T. Ken
worthy appear for tbe prosecution and
William McEniry and John Looney for
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