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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1908.
A LIVELY TILT
Refusal of Mayor to Have
Closed According to Resolu
. tion Starts Trouble.'
HOT WORDS ARE PASSED
Alderman Smith Refuses to Serve as
x- Chairman of Committee Pro
vide for Water Mains.
There was something of a lively
time at last evenins's session of the
city council, and for a time it seemed
likely that the meeting might develop
something more than a conflict of
The trouble arose over the differ
ences between Alderman C- 3. Smith
of the Third ward and Mayor Schaffer,
as to the advisability of closing Thir
tieth street from Fifth to Seventh av
enues, pending necessary improve
ments in that street. The council at
its last meeting adopted a resolution
ordering the street closed and the nec
essary repairs provided for. at once.
The matter was placed in the hands
of the street and alley committee, of
which Alderman Smith was chairman.
Friday Mr. Smith, acting on the au
thority of the committee, ordered the
street commissioner to close the
street in accordance with the resolu
tion, and requested the city englneec
to report the repairs necessary.BSrs
were hauled to the street, but Ciut the
time it was being closed 3tayor Schaf
fer interfered, and it cemains open.
' BlorkH Jhf "council.
Alderman Smith last evening, after
stating the " situation, demanded to
know, -of the mayor whether resolu
tions of the council and action of com
mittees have any standing, or whether
they afo effective only by the consent
of the mayor.
The mayor replied that he does not
deem it necessary or advisable " to
close the street, and finally he declar
ed flatly that he would not allow the
street to be closed.
Alderman Smith then stated again
the situation as he saw it, and de
clared "that he w'ould refuse to serve
longer on a committee if that com
mittee were a mere advisory and pow
erless body. He insisted that the
mayor consider this his resignation
from the chairmanship of the street
and alley committee, and the mayor
said Ha would.'
Brewing Company's I'owrr,
' Alderman Ellinwood t this junc
ture broke Into the discussion, declar
ing that he did not deem improper
that the council give instructions to
city employes direct, but that it would
be better form to recommend to the
mayor that such employes be. instruct
ed by the mayor, to do this or that.
This precipitated a heated discussion
between Alderman Smith and Alder
man Ellinwood, Mr. Smith claiming
that Mr. Ellinwood had not opposed
the measure in the council or the
street and alley committee session.
He called on others to support this
contention. The two -also disagreed
as to the expressed desires of certain
of the property owners relative to the
closing of the street, and to settle this
Street Commission.'- Thode was called
into the discussion. Alderman Mc
Nealy protested that the mayor had
rot the authority to Ignore action of
the council, and he -added - that the
matter gives the impression that the
Rock Island 'Brewing company instead
of the aldermen, runs the affairs of
the city. The mayor did not' deign
a defense, but merely declared that
the paving had been repaired where
it was in the worst condition, and
that repair work does not necessarily
mean closing the street.
In some way Aldermen Smith and
Schmid, .who have adjoining seats, in
the council chamber, became engaged
in an argument over the matter, and
while Alderman Smith had the floor
the alderman from the Fifth inter
rupted. This started bitter words be
tween the two in the cdurse of which
the Third ward alderman made a slur
ring remark relative to the' attitude
of Alderman Schmid , in the contro
versy over the Fifth ward seat. The
two became decidedly bitter and per
sonal In their remarks, and Mayor
Schaffer was for a time unable to se
.The matter enaed with Alderman
Smith's reiteration of the declaration
that he refused to serve on a commit
tee that has no authority.
Pan Improvement Measure,
The council adopted the ordinance
providing for the extension of water
mains on Thirty-ninth street between
Eleventh and Fourteenth avenues, and
on Eleventh avenue, by special assess
ment. "- '
The question of the Sixth ward
ecwer system was up again, and the
council discussed somewhat the prop
osition of planning a complete system
- Independent of the worthless Twenty
fourth street storm drain. : The alder
men are generally opposed to connect
ing with the Twenty-fourth street
ditch but there Is objection to plan
ning the work: In sudh a way that the
entire cost of the worK will nave to be
paid by the residents of the hill dis-
The system Is designed to serve
the hill south'
Eleventh avenue. The council de
ferred action until the next meeting.
For Repair Work.
Alderman McNealy secured the
adoption of a number of resolutions
for . repairing streets and alleys in the
Sixh ward, and' one instructing the
city engineer and street commissioner
te r investigate the condition of the
Thirteenth avenue bridge at Twenty
ninth street, and report an estimate
of cost of laying tile to carry .water
from the top of the hill to. the natural
water course- below. .-.:
HOME RECEIVES .
GIFTS OF $1,800
Cash Contributions to That Amount
Are Turned Over to Bethany. Pro
The Bethany Protective association
met at the Manufacturers hotel in Mo
line last evening and the report of the
ladies who had charge of the tag day
sales was heard. It showed that the
amount cleared was $S02.73 and that
there was still some money that had
not been turned in as yet. Because of
the success attending the efforts this
time it was decided to make the af
fair annual and to have "tag" day" the
first Saturday of June each year. .
The matron's report, was received
showing the number of childreri'at
he home and what was beinj.Tl6ne
for them there. A committee consist-
ng of Thomas Canipbell,.''(ieorge W.
Gamble and G. C. Wenger was ap
pointed to arrange lor securing a
new furnace for the home. Cash do
nation amounting to $1,800 were re
ceived -at thi3 meeting. The sum of
109f'w'as received from each of the
following: Mrs. S. II. Velie, Mrs. J
Chapman, Mrs. George Huntoon,
Mrs. F. G. Allen, .Mrs. G. E. Stevens,
Miss Ada Stevens, Mrs. E. W. Hurst
airs, juiia nosenneia, juis. a. i.
Davis, Mrs. T. B. Davis. Mrs. William
Butterworth, Mrs. J. M. Gould and
Mrs. P. M. Sechler. Mrs. C. H. Deere
ave $500. Amounts ranging from
$10 to $25 were given by H. A. Ains
worth, Miss Lucy Ainsworth, Calvin
Ainsworth and C. .R. Ainsworth.
TO BE SPEAKER
Arsenal Commandant and C. J. Searle
to Address Broadway Men's Club
What promises to be one of the most
enjoyable of the many interesting
meetings of the Broadway Men's club
is to be held Friday evening, when a
patriotic program will be given, and
addresses will be made by Colonel F.
E. liobbs, commandant at Rock Island
arsenal, and Judge C. J. Searle. The
meeting will be entirely of a patriotic
character, and the decorations and mu
sic, as well as the addresses, will be in
keeping with this idea. . The toasts
will deal with America's greatness and
William V. Cooper, a well known
resident of Moline and Coal Valley for
half a century, died at 9:30 last even
ing at the home of his brother Fred, on
the Coal Valley road south of the Mo
line Rock rivef- bridge. He was born
at Ithaca, N. Y., in 1852, and at the age
of 4 years was brought to Moline by
his parents. AH his life had been
spent in this 'vicinity. He never mar
ried. The funeral will be held from
the hqnie of his sister, Mrs. l Sadie
Scott, 2415 Seventh avenue, Moline, at
2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
McLean. , . -
William McLean, formerly employed
in the small arms plant at Rock. Island
arsenal, died yesterday at Denver. He
was about 30 years of age. He was
born in Hamilton. Ontario, Canada,
and was . a machinist by trade. For
seven years he worked in the small
arms plant at- Springfield, Mass., com
ing here last year and making his
home in Davenport. After six months
he went to Denver for his health, hav
ing contracted, consumption, and he
had been at Denver about 10 months.
A sister, Mrs. O. O. BechteL living at
2027 Rock Island street, . and his
mother, also of Davenport, survive.
Funeral of Mrs. Ohm. . -s
The funeral of - Mrs. John Ohm,
mother of Mrs. August E. Nlssen of
this city, will take place, at the family
residence, 920 Vine street, Davenport,
at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
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Dr. and Mrs. T. S. Blakesley ojt Kan.
sas City are guests at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. W. H. Carl. ,
""are in the
City from K
visit at tne
home of tPv wB parents.
Mrs. F.i' SnGalder and daughter,
Claire, are ay i;nampaign in auena
ance upon commencement or me uni
versity, of Illinois. 'Miss . Cora Van-
ualder is a member of this year's
, Will is Probated. ; , -
The will of the late Gustavus.A N.
Segur of Moline was admitted to pro
bate In the county court this after
noon. The bulk of the property is left
to the widow. The will was made Feb.
of 127, this year.
Members of Rock Island Com-
mandery of Knights Templar
Hold Annual Meeting.
SCHNEIDER IS COMMANDER
Succeeds S. J. Ferguson in Executive
Chair Masons May Secure the
At the annual meeting of Rock Island
commandery No. 18, Knights Templar,
at the Masonic temple last evening,
the following officers were elected for
the coming year:
Eminent Commander Charles Schnei
der. . -
Generalissimo C. W. Thacher.
Captain General P. Greenawalt.
Senior Warden Robert J. Fullerton
Junior Warden Eugene II. Ash.
Prelate David J. Sears.
Recorder R. C. Wilierton. '
Treasurer Frank K. Rhoads.
Member of Board of Control for three
years H. D. Mack: '
R. C. Willertoh has been recorder of
the comma ijdery for a score of years;
Mr--Sears is reelected for his 12th term
as prelate, and Mr. Rhoads and. Mr
Mack were both reelected to their re
spective offices. S.'J. Ferguson is the
retiring commander, of the command
cry, and Mr. Schneider was advanced
to succeed him.
Looking fur New Home. ,
For some time the Masonic bodies
have been considering plans looking
toward new and larger quarters than
those now occupied in the Rock Island
National bank building. Various prop
ositions have been taken up, including
the rebuilding of the bank, building to
provide larger quarters for the Masons,
another for the leasing of the two top
floors of the Bengston block, and a
third and the most generally favored
one,', contemplating the purcnase of the
Harper property on Eighteenth street
and . Seventh avenue. The committee
which has the matter in hand has ex
amined the Harper homestead with a
view to purchase, and the proposition
has met with the approval of the com
mlttee and has In fact already been
given the, endorsement by some of the
Should the committee close a deal
for the purchase of the Harper prop
erty, extensive improvements would be
made to give the lodges as fine a home
as could be had in the city. The pres
ent building would be devoted to club
rooms, and an addition built on the
north to accommodate a large banquet
room on the ground floor and a lodge
room of like size above. From present
indications this proposition will be the
one accepted by the different lodges,
The matter has. been placed in the
hands of a committee of 12 members,
three from each of the bodies repre
sented in the Masonic board of con
trol. y, "
BOARD NAMES THE )
Dr. J. C. Souders of Rock Island and
Dr. R. R. Whiteside of Moline
' ' Are Given the Places.
At the regular session of the board
of supervisors, which opened yester
day, the board appointed Dr. John C.
bouders of this city and Dr. Robert
R. Whiteside of Moline as the countv
physicians. There were three candi
dates for the Moline place, Drs. Wes
son and Carlton were defeated by
The salary of the board of review
was nxea ai j.ou a aay lor -"e
actually employed. The boaril
journed this afternoon to meet tomor
row morning at the county infirmary
this being the annual visit of the
board to the institution near Coal
A resolution in keeping with the
result of the election was adopted
relative to the annexation of a part
of South Moline township to the
township of Moline.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Arcus. will
be eladly received and published. But
in either case tne identity or the sender
must be made Known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear eig
nature and address.
Reception for Miss Rooney. Miss
Margaret Rooney, . who has lately re
signed her position as superintendent
Ipf nurses at St. Anthony's hospital
was tendered si reception by the alum
nae of the hospital last evening at the
Watch Tower inn. Members of th.e
medical staff of the hospital were also
present. A course dinner was served
at the inn at 7:30 and was followed by
impromptu speeches. ' Dr. Emily Wright
in behalf of the medical staff presented
Miss Rooney with a. beautiful brooch
and Miss Mollie Holcomb, president of
the Alumnae association, in behalf of
the nurses presented her with a hand
some signet ring. A delightful infor
mal evening was passed?,, Miss Roone
will remain in the clt J and take a
much needed rest before again taking
up work. ; '.
Forward Society Entertains. The
members of the Forward society of
Grace Lutheran church last evening
it the church gave their annual re
ception to the jnembers of this year's
confirmation class., A company of
aboii 35 was present to enjoy the
evening. A program was given con
sisting of an: address of : welcome by
the pastor. Rev. Ira O. Nothstein, and
a vocal .solo by Miss Eunice Hammer
quist. Miss Minnie Lindahl gave a
ecitatiou and piano solos were given
by Misses Mamie Peterson, Ida Wil-
iams, Westllng, and Mr. .Lindahl.
After the program., an informal social
hour- was passed"... - refreshments
consisting of ice cream ana cake were
Merry Widow Club Dance. The
Merry " Widow club gave a delightful
dancing party at the Watch Tower
inn last evening which was attended
by a large number of couples. This
was the second in the series-arranged
by the club to be given during the
summer. The committee m charge or
the affair are Misses Luena Scholl,
Clara Hamlin. Helen Hartzel, Gertrude
Schneider, Helen Krueger and Winnie
i v. tV.
Lawn Fete for Villa. The ladies of
the Visitation guild , will give an ice
cream sociable at the tiome of Mrs. J.
O'Neil, 1725 Twentieth street, tomor
row afternoon and evening. The fete
will take the place of the one which It
was planned to give June 17. The af
fair will be for the benefit of ttie
Coffee for W. R. C Mrs. D. Hotch-
kiss at her home, 925 Twenty-second
street, will entertain at a coffee to
morrow afternoon from .3 to 5 o'clock
for the benefit of the Woman's Relief
Announce Engagement. Mr. and
Mrs. M. I. Morris of 2302 Fourtk ave
Hue announce the engagement of
their daughter. Miss Esther Ruth", to
Abe Jacobson of Peoria. The wed
ding will take place in the early au
tumn. ' ' -'
Red Eyed Kentucky Chicken.'
George Ladenburger of Dover, Ky
has a sure enough curiosity in the pos
session of a . red eyed chicken. It is
not tbe eyelids that are red, - as might
be inferred, but the eyes themselves'
The eyeballs are not bloodshot or In
flamed, but are of .a'brilllant crystal
red while the" sights are also redVtut
of a darker liue. So transparent v are
the eyes" that when the head of the
chicken is held between one's vision
and the sun; it appears as If the sua
were shining through from one eye to
tbe other and the head lighted up in
side. ; The ' chdckf la as - healthy a,nd
JIvely and can see as perfectly as any
la the brood. ,
All the newg all the time The Argu
Largest Exhibit of Straw Hats in
. R-ock Island
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The Lightest, Coolest, Classiest Straws,
Split Straws, Sennits Milans and
IMackina ws, Yatcln and Soft Negligee
' Styles. Bigger and Better Values .
Rock Island's Greatest Clothiers
QUINCY TO START MONDAY
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Will Begin Regular Trip From St
Louis Middle of Week.
The et earner Quincy will leave Du
buque Sunday morning for St. Louis,
from which city it will depart the fol
lowing Wednesday on the first trip
of the season for the Diamond Jo line.
The Columbia brought up an excur
sion from Muscatine today given by
frinity church of that city. The ex
cursion delayed the boat two hours.
the regular time for arrival being!
10:45. It also departed an hour late
on the return trip, so as to give the
excursionists more time. here. The
Columbia is doing an exclusive pas
senger business this year, and handles
The Columbia was up from Musca
tine with an excursion1. The Ruth and
Fox were down.
At 7 a. m. the stage of water was
11.80 and at nooij it was 11.75.
SOUTH 0 AK0TATRIES NEW LAW
Governor Crawford Goes Into Pri
maries to Get Kittredge's Toga,
Sioux Falls. S. D.. June 9. Govern
or Crawford and Senator Kittredge
finish their fight for nomination for
United States senator in the first
state wide test of the new primary
law today. Both-factions of the re
publicans claim a victory. Their
claims are . greatly at variance. "t A
complete state and congressional
ticket Is tobe nominated, but the
Crawford-Kittredge fight has over
shadowed all other issues.
OIL. CLOTH MEN STRIKE
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Trimmerc and Helpers Walk Out When
Denied Wage Increase. ,
" About a dozen trimmers and helpers
employed at the Standard Table Oil ;
Cloth company went on a strike at 3
o'clock- this afternoon because, it is
stated, the company refused tp raise
their wages to $2 a day for the trim
mers and $1.75 for helpers. , .
CRIMINAL CASE AT AN END
Two Moline Lads Are on Trial for Bur
glary and Larceny.
- The case against Fred Carlson and
Waller Bracher, for burglary and lar
ceny, was concluded this afternoon. In
the circuit court andglven to the jury.
The boys are charged with the' theft
or various articles from a bungalow
on Campbell's island- -
-.i 'Twenty Immigrants Injured.
Buffalo, N. Y., June 9. Wabash rail-
road train No. 4, eastbound, was de
railed at Stevensville, Ont.,; early to
day. Twenty . persons . were Injured.
Six were brought to this city and plac
ed in hospitals. The others continued
on their journey. The injured are all
immigrants from Europe.
. June 1 "Employment .Day."
The executive committee of the Na
tional Prosperity association, after con
ference with the leading manufactur
ers and jobbers, has named June 1 as
employment day, and they have the
1Miril nnt nt -t ,,r.
Ing the business and financial depres
sion will be re-employed, says a St.
Louis dispatch. It Is expected that be
tween 4,000 aud 5,000 men will be put
nt work. ' The movement will also be
taken up among the railroads and
other corporations'. They will be urged
to follow the example and take back
83 many of their laid off employees as
possible on that day and to start the
wheels moving in their shops and fac
Calls Chicago the Metropolis.
Dr. Emil G. Hirscu of Chicago has
started 'a widespread argument flatter
ing to Chicago by his address to the
Metropolitan club, in , which he says
Chicago is the metropolis of the coun
try. He said: "Here are gathered the
descendants of the nations. Sometimes
It Is said that New York Is the metrop
olis. That Is not true. A New Torkcr
is insular. He thinks that America
ends with the Hudson and that all be
yond Is a little appendix." .
FOR MUSCATINE, BURLINGTON
' DAY AT 4 P. M.
For Muscatine Saturday and Sunday
Steamer Columbia. Excursion every
C'J." MANGAN, AGENT.
I ' - Telephones New 5158. Old 183'West. 8
WEEK PAST GENERALLY DRY
Temperature Above Normal and There
Was 60 Per Cent Sunshine. .
The weekly weather bulletin for Illi
nois for the week ending June "8, fol
lows: The week opened cooL but closed
very warm and sultry. There were
fewer rainy days, and the . weather
was generally drier than any for sev
eral weeks past. Much work was accomplished-
The mean temperature
for the week was. 3 degrees above '
normal. The highest temperature was
90 degrees and the lowest 43 degrees.
Heavy rains occurred in the southern
tier of y counties, but elsewhere the
rainfall was generally light and defi
cient. The average sunshine for the
state was about 60 per cent.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve Wins.
Tom Moore of Rural Route 1, Coch
ran Ga.t writes: "I had a bad sore
come on tbe instep of my foot and
could find nothing that would heal It
until I applied Bucklen's Arnica. Salve. -Less
than half of a 25 cent box-won
the day for me by affecting a perfect
cure." Sold under guarantee at all
Awakening. f Chinese Women.
Wives and daughters of Chinese no
f.lemen are ron petinS with each other
jj to who shall quickest learn foreign
languages, and they hold " many tea
parties for tbe purpose of comparing
progress. . .
AND KEOKUK EVERY WEEK
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At 4 P. M.
At 4 P. M,
Saturday ..... .......
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