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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 3. 1907.
LADY LOVE CRUEL
So Robert Bjorndahl Decided to
End His Life by Jumping
in the River.
PREVENTED BY A GUARD
Officer on Bridge Interferes and Turns
the Would Be Suicide Over
to the Police.
Robert Bjorndahl, residing at 17"')
Twentieth avenue, Moline, hut night
was prevented from ending his life by
the guard of the Moline bridge. The
young man had been drinking, and
this morning explained that he did not
remember what he was trying to do
last night. He told the authorities
that about a wectk ago he had had a
quarrel with his sweetheart, and that
this had made him downhearted.
Stnrtni for tli- lllvor.
Bjorndahl, who is employed a a
machinist at Deere & C'o.'s plant, loi't
work yesterday noon, and during tho
afternoon and evening sought cousota
tion in the foaming amber lhiid.
About midnight the guard on the
bridge saw a man walking toward the
bridge, down Fifteenth street. As h-
reared the bridge Bjorndahl turned,
and started down the hink.
S(4km1 l l.unril.
The guard trailed to two oilier nw.i
on the biidg. and alter a struggle,
the three men finally overcame Bjorn
dahl and tiinu'il him over to th po
lice. Magi! i ate Uustafson in police
court this morning gave the discon
solate young man a lecture and re
ARE SEEKING INFORMATION
Letters Concerning Former Residents
Chief lSckhart of the police depart
ment has received two letters this
week asking for information regard
ing former Kock Island residents. One
from a man named Tucker of Colorado
Springs asks for the address of mem
bers of a familv named Turner, who
conducted a shoe store here -1" years
ago. The writer states that he adopt. m1
an IS months' old lKiy from this fanti'y
40 years ago. and has reason to b3-
heve that search for this boy is now
Quincy lawyers want to get infor
mation regarding the daughters of
.Ichn Hunsaker. Among the children
named aie Mrs. Klizabeth Kile, JIk
Catherine Christ and Mrs. Hannah
Cropper. The latter married a man
named Crouch, and died here some
years later. The letter refers to court
files of 1874.
liiil)- nml cooler tonic lit. with Mhow-
crn anil probably thHntlrrotoriiiHt Fri
J. M. SIIKUIKK, Loral ForMMtrr.
TemiM'rnture tat 7 a. in-. 3? at 3s3
p. in., 7'.l. M a x im u in trmperutorc In lnHt
21 Iioiith. SI; niiiiliniliil, Velocity of
wind t 7 n. in.. inlleN prr hour. Singe
of nnlrr, 7.i feet, a rixe of .1 foot. Pre
cipitation, .2S. '
Fresh fish at Sehroeder's.
Heal estate. Btecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Mo to Jones for a cheap stove.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trcfz.
Let Kre'd ic Siemon do your furnace
and tin work: 13115 Third avenue.
Roller rkating commences at the
Xaiaiorium rink. Davenport, Friday ev
ening. I defy you to beat my prices on ad
kinds of stoves. Jones, the second
Don't shiver yourself into sicklies"?,
take your small change to Jones an 1
get a stove.
Hear Father Vaue.han's lecture to
night at St. Joseph's church. Admis
sion -" cents.
Father Vaughan lectured tonight at
St. .lo.-rph's church. Do not miss this
rate treat. Subject. "The Land of Pos
sibilities." Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the liair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73f5 Sev
enteen! h stree t. Old phone west 7SC-K.
The Indies' Aid society of Broad
way Presbyterian church will meet
tomorrow afternoon at the home of
Mrs. L. Wnrnecke. $20 Seventeenth
E. B. McKown has received a new
supply of choice Springfield mine run
coal and coarse screenings for furnaces.
Prices as low as the lowest for high
grade coal; 11(11 Second avenue.
John Schroeder, brother of Schroo
der brothers, who conduct meat mar
kcis on Twentieth street anil in the
east end, has secured a lease ou thi
market formerly conducted by Jacob
Kroegel at 1om; Third avenue, and has
opened a complete market there. The
entire place has been thoroughly reno
vated and refitted and will bo conduct
ed in a sanitary ami iijt-to-ilate manner
son have reached a state of
perfection. All extreme and
all loud effects have been
avoided. Fabrics and the cut
of the garments are refined,
conservative and artistic. The
which is shown in the above
cut, is one of the latest crea
tions which good dressers have
adopted and which M. & K.
are the first to have on dis
play. We have them in a
variety of rich, modest pat
terns in only the finest textures
and materials, and to which
we invite an inspection. x
WILL NOT PAY UP
Alderman C. J. Smith Objects
to Being Fined for Violation
of Child Labor Law,
THOUGH HE PLEADS GUILTY
Ordered to Jail But Is Not Willing to
Do That, Either Others Under
After an investigation by State In
spector Adam Menche, lasting over two
weeks, a number of arrests have been
made in Rock Island for the alleged
violation of the state law prohibiting
the employment of children under the
age of 10. Alderman C. J. Smith of
the Third ward, who conducts a job
printing business, and William Roth
of the Rock Island wood works were
arraigned yesterday afternoon before
ItofuseM to lny I'lnp.
Alderman Smith plead guilty and was
fined $." and costs and William Roth
$." and costs each on the two (barges.
After the plea of guilty on the part of
Alderman Smith, ho refused to pay
the fine, and papers were executed re
manding him to jail, but he refused to
go. There are a number of cases yet
to be tried for the same offense.
Will He Tricil Monthly.
The case against William Ilorst for
breach of the peace, filed by Chief Eek
hart of the police department as a re
sult of ihe attack made on him yes
terday by Horst, will be heard Monday
by Justice O. A. Johnson. A change
of venue was taken from Magistrate
Elliott to Justice Johnson.
Mr. Schroeder, who will have personal
charge of the market, is an experienced
butcher, and will handle only the choic
est cuts of meats and the finest hams,
bacon, etc., and should build up a largo
SHIP CHANNEL UP RIVER
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a good working compromise whereby
we shall secure the full benefit of iiul'
vidual initiative and responsibility,
while at the same time recognizim;
that U is the function of a wise gov
ernment under modern conditions not
merely to protect life and property,
but to foster the social development of
the people so far as this may be done
by maintaining and promoting jiistic?.
honesty and equal rights. We believe
in a real, not a sham, democracy. We
believe in deinocray as regards polit
ical rights, as regards education, and,
finally, as regards industrial condi
tions. I5y deinocray we understand sk
eining, as far as it is humanlv oossi-
bio to secure it, eipiajity of opportun
ity, equality of the conditions under
which i ach man is to show the stuff
that is in him and to achieve the nieas
ure of success to which his own force
of mind and character entitle him.
"Keligiously this means that each
man is to have the right, unhindered
by the state, to worship his Creator as
his conscience dictates, granting freeiy
to others the same freedom which h.?
asks for himself. Politically we can
be said substantially to have worked
out our democratic ideals, and th?
same -is true, thanks to the common
schools, in educational matters. But
in industry there has no;, as yet been
the governmental growth necessary in
order to meet the tremendous changes
brought about in industrial conditions
by steam and electricity. It is not in
accordance with our principles that lit
erally despotic power should be put in
to the hands of a few men in the
affairs of the industrial world. Our
effort must be for a just and effective
plan of action which, while scrupu
lously safeguarding the rights of the
men of wealth, shall yet. so far as i?
humanly possible, secure under the
law to all men equality of opportunity
to make a living.
Slionlil Have Ample ItewiniM.
"It is to the interest of'all of us that
the man of exceptional business capac
ity should lie amply' rewarded; and
there is nothing inconsistent with this
in our insistence that he shall not be
guilty of bribery or extortion, and that
the rights of the wageworker and ot
the man of small means, who are
themselves honest and hard working,
shall be scrupulously safeguarded.
"The instruments for the exercise of
modern industrial power are the great
corporations which, though created by
tne individual states, have grown far
beyond the control of those states and
transact their business throughout
large sections of the union. These cor
porations, like the industrial conditions
which have called them into being, did
not exist when the constitution was
founded; but the wise forethought of
the founders provided, under the inte--
state commerce clause of the consti
tution, for the very emergency which
has arisen, if only our people as 'i
whole will realize what this emergency
is; for if the people thoroughly realise
it, their governmental representatives
will soon realize it also. .
"The national government alone has
sufficiently extensive power and juris
diction to exercise adequate control
over the great interstate corporation?
While this thorough supervision an!
control by the national government is
desirable primarily in the interest of
the people, it will also, I firmly believa.
be to the benefit of those corporations
tlieuistlves which desire to be houe;t
Alle to Trent All Alike.
'Only thus can we put over these
corporations one competent and effic
ient sovereign the nation able both
to exact justice from them and to se
cure justice for them, so that they may
not be alternately pampered and op
pressed. The proposal need be dread
ed only by those corporations which
do not wish to obey the law or to be
controlled in just fashion, but -prefer
to take their chances under the present
lack of system and to court the chance
of getting improper favors as offset
ting the chance of being blackmailed -
an attitude rendered familiar in the
past by those corporations which had
thriven under certain corrupt and law
less city governments.
"The first nsed is to exercise this
federal control in thoroughgoing and
efficient fashion over the railroads,
which, because of their peculiar posi
tion, offer the most immediate and ur
gent problem. The American poopl
abhor a vacuum, and is determined
that this control shall be exercised
somewhere; it is most unwise for the
railroads not to recognize' this and io
submit to it as the first requisite of
the situation. When this control is ex
ercised in some such fashion as it is
now exercised over the national banks,
there will be no falling ott in business
prosperity. On the contrary, the
chances for the average man to do bet
ter will be increased.
Opportunity Will He l.ewrt.
'Undoubtedly there will be much less
opportunity than at present for a very
few individuals not of the most scrup
ulous type to amass great fortunes by
speculating in and manipulating secur-
it it s which are issued without any kind
of control or supervision. Hut there
will be plenty of room left for amnio
legitimate reward for business genius,
while the chance for the man who is
not a business genius, but who is a j
good, thrifty, hard-working citizen, wiil
"I do not believe that our effort
will have anything but a beneficial ef-
feet upon the permanent prosperity of
the country; and, as a matter of fac-,
even as regards any temporary effee
I think that any trouble is due funda
mentally not to the fact that the nation
al authorities have discovered and cor
rected certain abuses, but to the fact
that those abuses were there to be dis
covered. I think that the excellent
people who have complained of our
policy as hurting business have shown
much the same spirit as the child who
regards the dentist and not the ulcer
ated tooth as the real source of his
woe. I am as certain as I can be of
anything that the course we are pur
suing will ultimately help business;
for the corrupt man of business is -is
great a foe to this country as the cor
rupt politician. Roth stand on the
same evil eminence of infamy. Against
both it is necessary to war; and if, un
fortunately, in either type of warfare,
a few innocent people arc hurt, the re
sponsibility lies not with us. but with
tl'.ose who have misled them to their
BURLINGTON POLICE AND
FIRE COMMISSION IS OUT
Members Resign Because Administra
tion Refuses to Cooperate
Creates a Sensation.
Burlington, Iowa, Oct. 3. A sensa
tion in the city administration was
caused last night when the members
of the fire and police commission
handed the mayor their resignation.-.
The trouble grew out of a practical
refusal of the chief of police, the ad
ministration hacking him. to discharge
certain men on the police force and
substitute others. The commissioner.
in their resignations charge that th?
administration has not met them in a
frank manner and that the lack of co
operation has blocked their efforts to
enforce the law.
1 no men on the commission are
well known citizens, and their refusal
to act longer may result in an upheaval
in city affairs.
The selection of a birthday
or wedding gift here at this time
can only be welcomed charm
ingly by the recipient.
The store is full of new things,
remerrrtjer, and you know that
every thing we sell possesses
all the taste, skill and grace in
their making that the modern
master of jewel craft knows ho
to lavish on an artistic produc
tion. You know too that our prices
are always reasonable.
Three Grend Openings
OUR FIRST FALL OPENING OUR FIRST GRAND OPENING
OUR FIRST REAL OPENING IN DAVENPORT
Friday and Saturday.
Octoher 4 and 5. We will give away handsome and valuable souvenirs with
every purchase of $2 or over. Come in and see our new fall styles. Come in
and get acquainted with us and our way Of doing business. A new store
with a new stock.
CLOTH TOP SHOES.
For women, in patent kid, hand
turn, short vamp, strictly up-to-date,
Prtce S 1.00
A new stylo shoo for women,
patent colt, dull mat top on a
mannish last, heavy extension
O'Brien and the Tramp, two
new shoes for men in all leath
Sec the elegant souvenirs in our windows. Look at the new styles of shoes.
Get an idea of what will be worn this fall and winter. We have the styles.
SIX GENERALS SLIGHTED
BY ROOSEVELT'S ACT
President Promotes Duvall Over Heads
of Funston, Carter, Bliss, Barry,
Mills, and Edgerly.
Washington, D. C. Oct. 3. By direc
tion of the president William P. Duvall
was appointed to be major general in
the army, vice Major Oeneral William
McCaskey, present commander of the
lepartment of the Dakotas. Colonel
W. W. Witherspoon, 19th infantry, now
acting as president of the war eollcsi
in this city, will be today appointed as
brigadier general to fill the vacancy
caused by the promotion of (leneral
Duvall. Six brigadier generals were
passed over, although they were Gen
eral Dnvall's seniors. They were Gen
erals Funston. Carter, Bliss, Barry,
Mills, and Edgerly, and it is a curios
fact that General Duvall was either in
structor or drill master at West Point
to each of these officers except Fun
stoti. Each of them is much younger
tlian Duvall, except Edgerly, who is
How to Cure a Cold.
The question of how to cure a cold
without unnecessary loss of time is
one in which we are all more or less
interested, for the quicker a cold is
gotten rid of the less the danger )f
pneumonia and other serious diseases.
B. W. L. Hall of Waverly, Va., has
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy f j:
years and says: "I firmly believe
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to
absolutely the best preparation on th.?
market for colds. I have recommend
ed it to my friends and they all agree
with me." For sale by all druggists.
Chicago, Oct. 3. Following arc the
market quotations today:
December, 00, 101V&, 09. 101.
May. 10C, 107-. 105, 107',.
July, 102 VA, 103, 102, 103.
December, 57. 5S1,, 57, 5SVS.
May, 58, 59",, 5S, 59.
December, 52. 52, 52. 52.
May, 53. 54, 53, 53.
October, closed 13.S0.
January, 15.05, 15.17, 15.05. 15.10.
October, 8.00, 8.97, 8.90, 8.83.
January, 8.70, 8.75, S.70, 8.72.
October, 7.80, 7.80, 7.70, 7.80.
January, 7.S2, 7.87, 7.S2, 7.S2. .
Receipts today Wheat 5S, corn 400,
oats 259, hogs 17,000, cattle, 3,500.
Estimated receipts Friday Wheat
51, corn 4 41, oats 102, hogs 14,000.
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 0,300. Light $0.050.70.
mixed and butchers $5.75G.70, good
heavy $5.C0C50, rough heavy $5.00
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs 7,000, cattle, C.000
sheep 18,000. V
U. S. Yards, 9 a. m. Hog marke;
strong. Light $C.05flC.70. mixed ani
butchers $5.75C70, good heavy, $3.C1
G.GO, rough heavy $5.C05.90.
Cattle market steady. Beeves $4.10
07.25, cows and heifers $1.25(fl 5.40.
Sheep market opened steady to
Liverpool opening cables Wheat un
changed, corn to lower.
1:30 p. ni. Wheat lower to
higher, corn Vi lower.
Liverpool closed Wheat 1 to 1
Shoe for women, in patent colt,
gun metal or kid, hand turn or
welt sole, and the price
" only 3.00
The best $2.50 shoe in the city
for women, in patents or kid, ex
tension welts and flexible
In kids, gun metals, patents and
$1.75, $2.00 and
Shoes for men. A full line of
this fall's styles. Price,
$3-r' and 4.00
higher, corn Vi lower.
Export clearances wheat and flour
22C,(iH), corn 42,000, oats none.
New York Stocks.
New York. Oct. 3. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas 85', U. P. 127', V. S. Steel
preferred SS1,, V. S. Steel common
2C, Reading 03, Rock Island pre
ferred 44b. Rock Island common IS1,,
Southern Pacific S21,6. N. Y. Central
102. Missouri Pacific f.7, L. & N. 104,
Smelters S7T6. C. F. I. lS'-i, Canadian
Pacific 11, Penna 119, Erie W3, C.
& O. 33Vs, B. R. T. 47, B. & O. RS.
Atchison S".1,. Locomotive- 51, Sugar
112?A, St. Paul, 11S, Copper 50.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Oct. 3. Following are
the wholesale quotations on the market
Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens 12c
per lb; hens, per lb., Sc to 9c;
We Pilot You Through!
Don't worry! Don't let yoar wife and family worry or he bothered
with annoying collectors from the grocer, butcher, landlord, doctor;
come to lis. We'll "riilnt von Ihrouch" How? Thl wnv-
Tl'..H T . . .1 . 1. - .. .. . . .
leim juu uu; inoiiej iu pay uiose annoying oms accommo
date you in every possible wav provide for your convenience at all
times make terms to suit yo.ir own particular requirements give
you most helpful service.
If you need money, let us h"ar from you. Letters and telephone
calls promptly answered. Anything you may write or say will be re
garded as strictly confidential. Fill in this blank, mail to us, our
agent will call and explain our plans. We desire to make a loan of
$ provided your terms ?itisfactory. Do it today. Now!
When to call
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone Old West 122
Room 411, Rock Island, III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
We Pleased Your Neighbor
No matter where you live Rock Island, Moline or Davenport
have business with some of your neighbors, and have pleased them.
That's why we have come to bs the leaders in business of loaning
money on household goods, pianos, teamsi or other personal property,
You dont know that your neighbor obtained money of us, and he
won't learn of it if you should get some. .
Our low rates, good plans, and square business methods have made
friends for us among our customers.
We have three private offices for your benefit.
Long time (or short time), easy weekly or monthly payments.
$2.40 per week for 50 weeks repays a $100 loan.
Inquiry costs nothing. Write, telephone, or come in.
Old Phone N. 2425.
In all leathers; sizes 5 to 8;
prices, $1.50, $1.00
. BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES
That wear; from $1.50
Youths' school shoes, all leath
ers; prices from $1.25
Children's school shoes; sizes
8i. to 11; price $1.00
$2.50 AND $3.00
Shoes for men. in patent calf3
and kids, all lasts, prices
.U0 and $2.50
07 W. Second St.
ducks, per pound, 9 to 10c; turkeys, per
pound, 14c to 15c; geese, per pound.
9 to 10c.
Butter Dairy, 20 to 22c.
Lard 10c to 11c.
Eggs Fresh, 1718.
Vegetables Potatoes, 55 to COc; on
ions, COc. ,
Hogs $5.50 Ti. $6.25.
Sheep Yearlings or over, 4.00 to
$5; lambs. $4.50 to $0.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 to $C50; cows
and heifers, $2 to $4.00; calves, $4.50 to
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, C7c; oats, 47c.
Forage Timothy, $10(T?$13; prairie.
$9ff?$12; new, $S$10; clover, $10
$12; straw, $C(Tt$S.
Wood Hard, per load. $5 to $5.50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 13 to 14c; Black
per bushel, 7 to 8c.
Quinsy, Sprains and Swellings Cured.
"In November, 1901, I caught coi l
and had the quinsy. My throat was
swollen so I could hardly breathe.
applied Chamberlain's Pain Balm an I
it gave me relief in a short time. I-i
two days I was all right." says Mr-.
L. Cousins. Otterburn, Mich. Chai"
berlain's Pain Balm is a liniment an I
is especially valuable for sprains and
swellings. For sale by all druggist.
i 1 , C.
21 9 "4 Brady Street, Davenport
and Saturday Nkjhtt,