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1HE AKGrUS, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 2, 1904.
YhaQ ia ffso Sis&stitutQ fas
it ia a Matter of Health
Steam and Hot Water
Heating, Plumbing and
Gas Fitting for all class
es of Bviildings.
Our WorK. Will SpcaK.
for Itself 3 3 3
AlIem Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House.
1 15he I jnrh crto m I
ins in Every Department.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
CALLED BY MAYOR
Orders Stop to' Exchanging of
Personalties in Council
ANOTHER CLASH ON PUMP
New Bids on Repairing of Machine
to be Received Other
Ho much feeling has arisen among
members of the city council from the
discussion of the waterworks pump
propr situ ii that Mayor i HTn m Mc
Ccii'ichie. at the monthly meeting of
llie body !asf evening, ordered that no
further personalities l:e indulged in
the council chamber; that if the al.Ier
men haf! any differences of a personal
character to settle they dispose of
them on the outside. This sermon
from t he executive folh wed a clash
between Aids. Kennedy and Eekhart,
the former, earlier in the evening,
having made a remark that was in
ferred by the Sixth ward member to
be a reflection on !'. T. Ilancroft. su
perintendent of waterworks. Ken
nedy said that the Second ward alder
man i.ever mi.-sed an opportunity to
slam the superintendent, simply be
cause he was appointed to a place
that Mr. Kckhart wanted a friend of
his to have.
"It is getting so that I cannot open
my mouth." said Aid. Kckhart. "with
out I am accused of making insinua
tions. I have just as much honor and
manhood as any other member of this
council. 1 am here to speak when in
my judgment I should. And ju.-t as
long as I am here you will hear from
me on ether questions as well as that
of the pump. Hut. Mr. Mayor. I do
object to tins thing i f being charged
at evry turn by some member of this
council with making some univecom
Ing remark. I am growing tired of
it." It as here that the mayor
sounded his note of warning.
Talking; Pomp to Death.
The pump was again the chief topic
of discussion. Mr. Quirk, who had
offered to place the old Holly piad
ruplev in first-class running condition
for $1.0iM). was present, as was Mr.
Jleynokis. representing the Moline
Tool company, which expects to sub
mit a bid. Aid. Kckhart wanted to
know if the waterworks committee
was ready to report n the proposal
f Mr. Quirk. Mr. Kohhins. the chair
man, answered that the pump could
not bo placed in first-class condition
for .1.ono. and that Mr. Quirk would
bear out this statement. Quirk said
that perhaps his proposj; h.n had been
misinterpreted by members of thei
council; that he did not mean to build
the pump over, but simply to tone it
up. for it was possible that it would
cost .".( before it was made- to do
the work expected of it by llie city,
that is. inci easing the capacity to
::.(ioo.llHl gallons daily, or double what
it is now. This could not be deter
mine I until the machine was taken
apart and examined thoroughly. The
chief trouble. Mr. Quirk found, was
that the aldermen really did not know
what they wanted done to the pump.
Mr. I'oynolds stated that he believed
the machine could be rcpairel so that
it would pump 4..VMUMM). It was de
cided to put the matter oor until the
next meeting. In the meantime Mr.
Quirk and Mr. IJoynoMs will make an
examination of the various parts of
the pump an I ulni.it new bids.
Build for Specula! inn.
Many of the buildings that have
a one up in Kock Island of late have
been erected for sMculative purposes
soleiy and have been built in most in
stances by unskilled labor, according
to a resolution that was received from
Carpenters union No. Kit;. A recom
mendation that the mayor appoint a
commission composed of three jour
neymen, three builders and two archi
tects to perate with ordinance and
finance committees of the council in
the drafting of an ordinance -creating
the office of building inspector was
To Straighten Tail Tancle.
A committee representing llie mer
chants of the city is to have a con
ference with the ordinance commit
tee in relation to the recently enaolod
legislation providing for the labeling
of all gasiiine and kerosene cans.
All. P.irkol stated that evidently there
had born a mistake in llie pre pa ra
ti oi .f the ordinance, fur the tags
called for were all red, the same on
the gasoline can a on the kerosene
can. thereby not removing the danger
a intended. A change doubtless will
Hot the Horn and Save Money.
A horse owned by S. .1. Apple, the
grocer, stepped into an opening in an
exposed sewer pipe at Fifteenth
street and Seventh avenue on the lth
of last September. Mr. Apple pre
sented a claim to the council that he
figured thisy: Account of use of
black mare from Sept. IT to .Ian. ::.
1 dnvs. at 7.1 crnts day, sM .:
abie of mare before injured. $17."i:
present value. 7": bill of Dr. S. II.
Miller. M. 1). V.. 72: total claim.
.-'74. One alderman siigirctel buying
Hat Too Indirection?
If oii have indigestion. Kodol Dys
pepsia Cure wili cure you. It has oer
ed thousands. It is curing people
every day every hour. You owe it
to yourself to gie it a trial. You will
continue to suffer until you do try it.
There is no other combination o. di
gestants lhat digest and rebuild at
the same time. Kodol does both.
Koflol cures, strengthens aud rebuilds.
Sold by all druggists.
JUDGE GEST for
I atata -araa a w
May Be Appointed to Fill Vacancy
Created by Resignation of
Announcement is expected this af
ternoon of the appointment by the
supreme conit at Springfield of Judge
W. II. Cest. of this city, to the appel
late bench., third district, to till the
vacancy, caused by the resignation of
Judge lieorge V. Drown, of Wheaton.
The candidacy of Judge Cest has
been urt-ed emirelv by his friends.
and the understanding is that the su
preme court has been so impressed
by the unanimity of his choice that
it has decided practically on his aj
pointment. Judge Ce.-t is entering on his sec
ond term en the bench in this circuit,
which embraces the counties of Kock
Island. Henry. Mercer and Whiteside.
His public service is not confined to
the judiciary, having represented this
district in congress, and nothing
would be more gratifying to his
friends than to have him allowed an
opportunity to round out his official
cateer in the position now vacant on
the appellate bench in the third dis
trict. Should Judge Cest receive the ap
pointment the necessity for a circuit
ju'dge who can give his entire time to
Kock Island county will be more man
ifest. Kock Island is the home of
Judge (iest and he spends all the time
here that he is not occupied in other
counties of the district. It would
not be so with his successor if the
latter were to come from some other
W. A. Kosonlichd is in Chicago.
Hon. K. AY. Hurst is in Chicago.
Miss Henrietta Woltmann has gone
for an extended visit at Koston.
Miss Wilhelmina Melohoir is visiting
in Chicago. She will remain there
F. J. Kachmau left this morning for
Stuttgart. Ark., where lie will visit
for several weeks.
II. S. Cable, superintendent of tiie
northern division, and L. I!. Allen, di
vision superintendent, and C. K. Creen.
chief dispatcher, of the I'... C. K. or X.
division of the Kock Island road, were
in the city yesterday from Cedar
CIVIL SERVICE IN POLICE
AND FIBE DEPARTMENTS
Petitions are in circulation asking
that a proposition to have the police
and fire departments of the city of
Kock Island placed under cii! service
I.e submitted to a vote of the people
at the next municipal election.
A law passed by the'"'r.st -os!aturc
permits cities having a population of
from T.UfHi to liio.nnu to adopt ciil
se!icc. the departments, excepting
the hea.:.--. to be governed by a board
of fin- and police commissioners of
three members, i wo representing the
party in power an ! one the miinrity.
First, there must be gitteiij-np a
pctilion bearing the names of b( per
cent f the voters. This goes to tin
city council, which is vcsiod with dis
cretionary power in the matter of
s i: limit t in", the question to a vote of
the electors. To carry, 't musi re
ceixe a majority of the votes cast at
t he election.
For several years the Kock Island
fire department practically has been
under ehil service, ami the result is
one of the- best disciplined and con
ducted bauds of tire lighters of any
city of its size in the wo-t. The Argus;
has advocated ciil service since the
establishment of the paid file depart
ment. It would like to see the police
department regulated in the same
It would insiiiV not alone the etli
ciencv that is borne if experience,
but it would promote a uniform
standard of men all the way through,
the requirements calling for physical
as well-as other qualifications.
Despite The Argus is not in sympa
thy with the present administration
in a great many things, it must be
admitted that the physical standard
of the police department members is
highly creditable. It is one of the
finest looking the city has ever had.
an I is quite in contrast with the
brownie band mustered under "the
preceding administ r I ion of Mayor
ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE
BED W ALDER'S REIATIVES
The icmains of Kduard I'ruwalder.
who was found dead a mo-nth ago
near his home southwest of Milan,
having succumbed to exposure, have
been placed in the vault at Chippian
nock cemetery, efforts to locate his
relatives having thus far proved un
availing. He was thought to have a
sister in Detroit, but nothing has
k:en heard from her.
BY POLICE IN JANUARY
The police during January, accord
ing to Chief Miller's, report, made a
total .f 4- arrest: -Z7, slate cases and
city cases the offenders being
charged as follows: Disorderly eon
duct, vagrancy, to larceny, 4: as
sault and battery. deposit inir filth
and garbage in street. 1: drunk, 4:
assault with intent to commit murder.
I; malicious mischief, j; assault with
a deadly weapon. j; carrying and
flourishing a deadly weapon. I; peace
bond. 1. The ambulance re-poiried to
calls and the wagon to Kighty
two tramps were given lodging. The
jail bill was $3.M
WARR TRIAL IS SET
His Case is Second on Criminal
Docket Arranged for
STATE FILES 522 AFFIDAVITS
To Disprove Allegation There ia
Prejudice in County Against
J. V. Warr is to be placed on trial
for embezzlement in he circuit court
next week at the conclusion of the
hearing of John Findley. of Moline.
win. is under indictment for murder
ing Arthur Hradley. The criminal
docket is to be taken up Monday
The motion for a change of venue
in the case of Warr is set for argu
ment before the court tomorrow
morning. State's Attorney II. A. Weld
having on file 522 affidavits from res
idents f all section of the county
showing that there is no prejudice
against the defendant, as claimed in
the affidavits offered by the hitter's
counsel in justification of their, con
tention that the trial must be held
outside Kock Island county if Varr is
to "have justice.
Never Iltard of Wair In" Drury.
The name of John SohaM. of Drury
township, is signed to one of the affi
davits filed by the state. Mr. Sehall
declares he never heard of the man
iVan- nor of the crime that is charg
ed against him; that the ease has
never, to his km w ledge, been discuss
ed in his township, and that a jury
could be secured there, he believes,
composed of men knowing no more
than he does about the man or the
The first in the batch of affidavits is
one by M. A. Could, the county sur
veyor. He states that the county has
a frontage of 05 miles along the Mis
sissippi river: that there is no im
mediate or direct means of eomuiuni
cntic n between Moline and the out
lying townships. He says further
that the only means of communica
tion between Moline and Drury and
KufTalo Prairie townships is by wag
on r ad.
Motion of State Overruled.
Judge Craves today overruled the
moti. n of the state to have stricken
fn M the records the affidavits filed
by counsel for Warr. The attorneys
for flu stale and Warr now have got
ten ir.lo a row over the time limit
agreed on for the filing of affidavits.
Mr. Scarle claiming that Mr. Weld
was to have had his affidavits on file
by o'clock yesterday morning. Mr.
Weld declares there was no such un
derstanding, and this afternoon filed
an affidavit to that effect.
Divorced for Cruelty
Mrs. Louise Kurtz, of Sears, was
divorced from Theodore Kurtz for al
leged cruelty. They were married in
Cermany in IssT. The custody of her
li-ycar-old child was also awarded the
complainant. J. K. Scott was her at
torney. Minor Suing for Uumnzen
Kichai'd Park is suing ("apt. John
MeCalicry, f Davenport, for !?5.IM)
for injuries alleged to have been sus
tained while employed in a mine own
ed by the defendant two years ago.
The. trial, which was begun yester
day afternoon, was postponed this
morning owing to the illness of C. I!.
Marshall, one of the- attorneys for the
plaintiff. Jackson. Hurst v Stafford
appear for the defendant.
A NOTORIOUS CANINE
THAT OUGHT TO BE CANNED
There are dogs and dogs. I" cry
city, no doubt, possesses its share,
and while Kock Is laird may not be
more afflicted than other communities
in this respect, it is fully as much so.
And in this town a dog has been
found as many dogs there be, both
iiii ngrel. puppy, whelp and hound,
and curs of low degree that has be
come particularly notorious.
I n the eyes of his master this freak
of canine kind may possess certain
attributes that give promise of value,
or even of fame, but to the average
citizen the quality of exceptional
worth in this brute has not yet re
vealed itself. From daylight to twi
light this neglected cur runs through
the business streets of Hook Island
wilh ils tail between its legs barking
in most terrified manner, a t - it know s
not what. Tirelessly it has kept up
t his exhibit ion now for several months
until it has become the talk of the
town. Itiisiness men have convinced
themselves that it is harmless, to be
sure, and to many it has become more
of a source if amusement than any
thing else, but to those unfamiliar
with its antics the beast might occa
sion some alarm. It is just possible
that the brute is not properly fed. and
under such circumstances should be
come a subject for investigation on
the part of the humane society. I'.ut
if it is proven beyond reasonable doubt
that the dog is not actually starving,
its owner should le made to show
cause why it shoul 1 int be canned or
FOSTER ARMSTRONG IS
AGAIN BOARD MEMBER
Foster A : tnst ro :ig. of Dow ling tow n
ship. who served as supervisor sev
eral years ag . has been returned to
the county board, having been sated
at the secial sessi n that convened
yesterday afternoon as successor to
Sureivisor Cr pper. resigne !. The
board is in.t meeting today the mem
bers having gone to attend the dedi
cation of the infirmary pauper house.
Gilmore's hams are small and sweet--
They make the best of breakfast meat.
Customers are pleased to say:
"Best we've found
Off all heavy Gloves and
Off heavy Wool Underwear.
Jidj Off all heavy Overcoats.
JZL Off all heavy Men's Suits
H Off all heavy Boys' and
IL-nr Children's Suits.
1S04 Second Avenue, Kock Island.
75 he Money Goes
-irf ';' !'-' -
v!Viv " -
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are of excellent line tpiality you
price the market affords.
Louis Hanssen's Sons,
2K5, 215 WKST SIXOND ST.
St. Loviis Sporting News.
Hildebrev.ndt (SL Cash. You Know J5he Boys.
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5R0CK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
2 KOCK I SI.AND, ILL. 5
i ( uoorpo rated Undr the State Law. 4 Per Cerx ?
4 Interest Paid on Dei-osit-.
Money L.ned on Personal Collateral or Leal Estate Security.
J .1. M. Luf.ird, President.
4 John (Jrubaugh, Vice President.
$J I. Oreenawalt, Cashier.
4 I".egan the business July 2, 1S90,
? ind oecupyirifr K. II. corner of
4 vlitchell & Lynde's new building.
in many a day.'
207 West Second St., Davenport
swiffly enough of course, it is a
peculiarity of money. Hut while
it is going yon can at least make
sure that it is bringing good
returns by getting your sup
ply of Cardcn Seeds from us.
Kemember the best of seeds
are none too good. Cheap seeds
means bankruptcy to the gard-
ner. The high class seeds are
llie cheapest. Wliv? I'.ecause
- they produce the largest, ami
- i..s; crops. If your vegetable
are justified in getting the highest
Do:.f fail to send us your order.
Send for Catalog.
At J3he "SMOKER." for
your Papers, Magazines
you wish your
paired or new )
est possible cost
to at t lie low
in reason, we
vou in all
three ways celerity, good work,
and fair price.
needs we are amply
able to sup-
p!v them to
vour critical satis.-
Call 110 Till I'D AVENUE.
H. L. Cable,
- John Crubaiigb,
II. P. Hull,
JI. W. Jlurfct,
P. Croennwalt Z
J. M. Luford,
Solictors Jackson and Hurst.