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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1908,
HAVE IT OUT
Alderman Ellinwood and City Engi
neer Treichler Engaged in
AS TO COST OF SEWER
Proposed Resolution Does Not Get a
Second- Ordinance for Election
on License Introduced.
The regular meeting of the city
council last evening was a rather
stormy session, the principal reason
being that all of the differences be
tween Alderman Ellinwood of the Sev
enth ward and City Engineer Wallace
Treichler came to the surface, and for
soma time the argument waxed warm.
The trouble starts originally over
the Seventh- avenue sewer, which
Alderman Ellinwood claims cost too
much, the bill being $1,90G. Mr. Treich
ler declares that the alderman is mis
representing the situation entirely, and
'thai the bill covered considerable mor
construction than is being estimated
by Mr. Ellinwood and the engineers
he; has consulted. The sewer is on
Seventh avenue, near Thirty-fifth and
Thirty-sixth streets. It is part of the
Seventh ward sewer system, and was
constructed before the work on the
sewer system was begun in order that
the paving improvement might be com
pleted. But the sewer item was divid
ed, part east of Thirty-fifth street and
part west, one being charged in one
account and the other to another ac
count. But, according to the engin
eer. Alderman Ellinwood is seeking to
give the impression that the entire
amount is for only one side of the
nut Gets No Second.
Alderman Ellinwood. when it had
been decided to continue discussion of
the sewer proposition until this even
ing, tried to carry his quarrel with
Mr. Treichler still further, but there
was not a single alderman who would
second the proposition, and it was kill
ed without going to a voto The coun
cil some time ago, on representations
of the city attorney, allowed Mr.
Treichler various amounts, for work
in preparing abstracts aigl lists tor
certain special improvements. Mr. El
linwood claimed that whatever was due
Mr. Treichler should be collected from
the different commissioners. The re
ply was that the law provides compen
sation for the secretary of the board
of" local improvements, and that this
work must be done before a commis
sioner is ever appointed. It was also
pointed out that the fees for commis
sioners are not rated as high as for
merly, and that the fact that the com
missioner can not do the technical
work required is taken into consider
ation in fixing the fee.
But last evening Mr. Ellinwood at
tempted to maintain that the city en
gineer gets double pay. and that the
city also pays twice for the work of
making assessment rolls. So he want
ed to have a resolution adopted to re
fuse to allow the city engineer any
fees in the future for this work. Mr.
Treichler did not protest, but stated
that he would not do the work.
"You do not know anything you are
trying to talk about," was the blunt
way the' engineer expressed himself
about Mr. Ellinwood, and Mr. Ellin
wood replied, "You are paid a yearly
salary as city engineer, and all the
work you do is for the board of local
Improvements, and now you claim addi
tional fees for that work." Mr. Treich
ler regarded this charge as so obvious
ly without foundation that he did not
answer it. The mayor put an end to
the discussion bv callinc for a second
for the motion to adopt theresolution,
and passed on to other business.
For Vote on I.lrenMF.
An ordinance for a special election
Nov. 10, for the purpose of a popular
vote on the proposition to increase the
saloon license fee to $1,000 a year was
introduced by Alderman Schmid. It
was laid over under the rules for ac
tion next week. The ordinance pro
poses a special election, with one poll
ing place in each ward.
The council has declined to raise the
license fee of its own accord, and it
remains to be seen whether it will
take the necessary action to put the
matter before the people for a popu
lar vote on the question.
Mi'Xraly anil the Widow.
Alderman McNeaiy introduced a res
olution to rebate the cost of the Inter
sections of alleys, on the Twenty-fifth
street improvement between Fifth and
Seventh avenues, to the property hold
ers. The resolution states, "The rea
son for this resolution is the fact that
there are nine widows along the line
of the improvement, and they consider
it an injustice to charge them for alley
intersections." The resolution did not
pass, but was referred to a committee
of the whole. ' i
Where Did They Gof
Are there 371 teams that came into
Rock Island during the week of the
Rock Island exposition still in the
city? It would seem that the occu
pants of that number of rigs that came
to the city last week became so im
pressed with the charms of Rock Is
land that they decided to remain here.
Albany rate, the report made by the
toll keeper of the traffic over the Rock
river bridges, which were free for the
week, shows that while 532 rigs passed
through the toll gate on their way to
Rock Island, there were only 1GI teams
that passed through the gate south
bound. The report shows the figures for the
week as follows:
Monday 32 . 31
Tuesday 95 23
Wednesday 51 32
Thursday ' 97 '27
Friday 127 28
Saturday 130 30
Invited to Wateh Drill.
A communication from the local ex
ecutive committee of the Knights
Templar invited the couucil'to wit
ness the exhibition drill to be held at
the Island City baseball park Oct. 11
at 2:30 in the afternoon. The drill
will lie one of the features of the an
nual eti'to conclave of the Illinois
Knights Templar. The council voted
t: at' end the exercises in a body. It
was also decided to decorate the city
hall for the week of the conclave.
Wnnt Street Pavrd.
Alderman McNealy presented a pe
tition for an important improvement
in he Sixth ward, the property 5 hold
ers asking that Twenty-seventh street
from Fifth to Ninth avenue be paved,
and that NJnth Avenue, from Twenty-
seventh ti Thirtieth streets be paved.
both with asphalt. The matter was
referred to the board of local improve
ments and aldermen of the ward.
Iliiln Are Opened...
Bid3 on the proposed new 1,500,000
gallon pump at the reservoir, and a
motor to operate it, were opened.
There are two bids, one for $1,300 and
the other for $1,705. There is some
difference in the propositions. Thej-
will be taken up again this evening.
Bids for the painting of the standpipe
on Thirtieth street were also opened
and referred to the waterworks com
mitter. The council accepted the bid
of 4 the ilershey Meter company for n
lot of 25 meters and one hot water
Ti tirade Trm-k.
The council adopted a resolution
asking the Tri-City Railway company
to begin the grading of its right of
way on Eleventh street between Tenth
and Eighteenth avvnucs, at once. The
resol'.itkm also indicated places where
the oirt from the grading is to be
placed. V. is understood that the rail
way company desires to move its
tracks placing them in the middle of
the street. The company owns or
leases'a 30 foot right of way on Elev
enth street and none of its tracks are
in th-3 public street. It now proposes
to move the track, so that there will
be a highway on each side.
East Bound Train Runs Into Transfer
String in Moline, Derailing
TRAFFIC IS BLOCKED FOR TIME
Passenger Service is Held Up by
Wreck Claim is Made That Sig
nals Were Disregarded.
Two trains could not run on the same
track at the same time last evening
on the main line of the Rock Islapd in
Moline, and as a result traffic was
tied up for several hours. The wreck
occurred at Fifteenth street in Moline
at 9:45. The transfer engine was haul
ing a string of cars which it had col
lected in the tri-cities, and was on its
way to the Silvis transfer. There are
three tracks at that point of the road,
and the transfer train was on what is
termed the third eastbound lead and
was crossing over from that track to
the main eastbound track. There were
3G cars in the string, and 14 of them
were already on the main line when
rreight No. 990, bound for Chicago,
came along from the west and crashed
into the cars which were being hauled
into the same track. Several of the
box cars of the transfer were-overturn-
sd and the pilot and front of the
freight engine were serevely damaged.
Fortunately no one was hurt. John
Whiteside, who watches the crossing
at Fifteenth street, had a narrow es-
escape as several of the overturned
box cars fell directly against his little
house. The shanty was not crushed
Traffic Tied Up.
The overturned cars completely
blocked the line and the wrecking car
was sent for at once, but it was late
!n the" morning before the tracks were
cleared. Passenger trains No. 19 and
11, from Chicago, due here about 10
o'clock, were both held t East Moline
for several hours before permission
was secured from the Burlington offi
cials to run them into this city over
their tracks. No. 4, an eastbound pas
senger, was held here for some time
also on account of the wreck before a
way for it to proceed was secured. .
Went by a Slsnnl.
Trainmaster Rossman attributes the
wreck to the fact that the engineer of
the freight disregarded the automatic
signal which is located at Eighth
street, and also that the rear flagman
of the transfer failed to warn the ap
proaching freight train of the danger
either by flag or by burning a fuse.
TURN CLUB OVER
TO STOCK COMPANY
island City Boating Association Mem
bers Decide to Try New Basis of
Operating Its Affairs.
A number of the members of the
Island City Boating association met
last evening and the finances of the
club were given a thorough airing.
It was decided that some 25 members
of the club will be given entire charge
of the affairs of the club provided
ney finance the organization by buy-
ng shares in it to the value of about
$10 per share for the 25 shares. This
scheme will be given a trial until next
spring at least and at that time it will
be decided whether to return to the
old basis or to -continue it as a cor
poration rua on stock principles.
Enrollment For the
Mechanical Drawing Class
Under Mr. Alba G. Hill, Superintendent of Manual Training in the
Rock Island Public Schools Will be Taken
Tomorrow Evening at 7:30 O'clock at the
Y. M. C. A.
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Regular class work will be conducted Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Come and get full information tomorrow evening and meet Mr. Hill.
ISociety newe. written or telephoned
to trie society editor or rne Arsrue. win
be gladly received and published. But
n eltner chhb the identity or the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear eig
nature and address. ,
Association Helpers Program. The
program of the reading circle of the
Association Helpers, an auxiliary to
the Y. M. C. A., has been issued for
the coming year and is as follows:
"Count Tolstoy: His Life and Way
of Living' Mrs. A. L. Burnett
Reading from, the "Resurrection'
Mrs. F. .J. Corcoran.
Hostess Mrs. A. L. Burnett, 1108
"He Is True to Cod, Who Is True
"James Russell Lowell." Read
"John Greenleaf Whittler: Sketch
of Lif-i," and read poems.
ladders Miss Catherine Grotjan
Mrs. E. R. Clayton.
Hostess Mrs., S. C. Taylor, 908
Twentieth street. ,
" Charles Dickens." Read "David
vopperfield." Important characters.
Humcr and pathos of story.
Wiat lesson is found in "The
Leaders Miss Maud Montgomery
Mrs. Wirt Taylor.
Hottest' Mrs. James Warnock, 427
JANUARY (second. Tuesday).
. "Robert Burns" Readings from his
works by Mrs. Herman Heesch, Day.
enport. . .
Hostesr Miss Catherine Grotjan,
FEBRUARY (second Tuesday)
I Patriotic meeting.. Read Hall's "The
Man Without a Country."
Anecdotes of Washington and Lin
coln. - .
Banquet at Y. M.' C. A. 6 p. m.
. Hostee i es :Mrs. R. Taylor,
Burkeureyer, Mrs. Tanner,
Meyers, Mrs. Franks.
Program in the evening.
Leaders Mrs. F. J. Corcoran
MARCH (second Tuesday). ,
Three of our popular poets James
Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field, Walter
Whitman. , (
Leaders Mrs. N. P. Tucker, Mrs.
HDstesf; Miss Zimmerman, 1S09
APRIL (second Tuesday).
Two English writers Alfred Tenny
son, Sir Walter Scott.
Leaders Mrs. Marion Humphreys.
Mrs. Fred Titterington.
Hostess Mrs. Wirt Taylor, 2401
MAY (second Tuesday).
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read "So
ciety and Solitude."
William Cullen Bryant. Read "Trav
eler, in Europe" and "Thanatopsis."
Leaders Mrs. S. C. Taylor, Mrs.
Hostess Mrs. N. P. Tucker, 1314
JUNE (second Tuesday).
Open meeting. A short sketch of
he book read during the year; which
i have most enjoyed, or from which I
ave derived the aost help.
Hostess Mrs. F. J. Corcoran, 603
Pupils in Recital. Three advanced
pupils of Miss Gertrude Housel, in-
tructor in violin at Augustana col
lege, delighted a large audience last
night villi a recital given in the col
lege chapel. Particularly pleasing
as the performance of Miss Ethel
Wade, who appeared twice on the pro-
ram. Miss Wade is only 16 years
old, jet she plays with the skill and
race of a professional artist Her
interp?etation of Mendelssohn's Con
certo clearly showed that she pos
sesses musical ability and instinct far
above the average player. The pro
gram in full was as follows:
Allegro Molto Appassionata An
daiue Allegro Molto Vivace
, Ethel Wade.
Adagio Allegro Con fuoco Lar
Wicntawrki 2d Concerto
Romance Allegrar Moderato
Beethoven Romance A Major
Caroline Richards. !
Max Bruch 2d Concerto '
Adagio Recitalivo, Finale. j
Ethel Wade. !
Quki Esther Guild Elects. The
members of the 'Queen Esther guild
of the Ju.niorial Christian church held
their annual meeting last evening at
the home of Mrs. W. B. Clemmer, 1121
Fourth avenue, and elected officers
for the year as follows: President,
Miss Louella Huthmaker; vice presi
dent, Miss Clara Conover; secretary,
Miss Lizzie Yaeger; treasurer. Miss
Dora Frey. The guild Is probably the
largest Sunday school class of young
ladies it the city, having a member-
hip of about 70. Mrs. Clemmer is
the teacher and great interest is
taken in the work being done by the
ladies. After the business meeting
last evening. refreshments were served
and " pleasant social hour passed.
Music Students' Club. The first
meeting of the Music Students' club
was held yesterday afternoon at the
home of Miss Huber, 2314 Third ave
nue, lie program being given by Mrs.
Henry Matthey. Mrs. T. D. Starbuck
and Mrs. Louis LeClaire. Serenades
were the works studied. Tho program
given is as follows:
(a) "Serenata" Moszkowski
(b) "Serenade" .G. Pierne
"A Fair Maid" Stojowski
'A Night in Spain" Massenet
(a) "Serenade" Wilm
(b) "A Morning Serenade". A. Henselt
(a) "Staendchen" Brahm3
(b) "Vergebliciies Staendchen"....
The next meeting of the club will
be he.d with Mrs. Middleton of Daven
port. . '
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3E 5 X-
T WATCH US GROW Jo
Has started with a BOOM. We
are as busy as a swarm of bees.
Many additional clerks employed
to help serve the great crowds of
eager purchasers of our matchless
bargains. Every nook and corner
is full of energy and activity and
all are pleased and satisfied.
If you are looking for a friend,
you will find him at Young ?
Every Day We Give Spe
cial Bargains and
COME AND SEE.
COME AND SEE
In Honor of Guest Mrs. Fred Volk
at her home, 1817 Fifth avenue, Sat
urday afternoon was hostess at a card
party complimentary to her guest,
Mrs. C. F. Carpenter of Chicago, who
is making a brief visit In the city.
Over 50 invitations were issued apt!
Mrs. Volk was assisted in receiving
Iri-city ladies during the afternoon by
Mrs. Carpenter. After luncheon Miss
Gertrjdo Carse rendered very sweetly
several vocal selections.
Literary Society Organised. Th-i
Senio- Literary society of the Villa
de Chantal was organized yesterday
afternoon and officers for the year
were elected as" fellows: President
Miss Dorothy Simpson; vice president
Miss Florence Umphreys, and secre
tary, Miss Ethel Frenier.
Will Give Alumnae Ball. The ex
ecutive board of the St. Katherine's
alumnae held a meeting at the Harper
house yesterday afternoon and made
l arrangements to give the first annual
ball. The affair will take place on
Thanksgiving night at the Harper
house and will be one of the pleasant
tri-clty social events.
For Department President. Mrs.
William Duffin at her home, 1916 Fifth
avenue, was hostess last evening to a
company of 1C ladles at a reception in
honor of Mrs. Sylvia Hall of Moline,
senior- department president of the
ladies of the G. A. R. A pleasant
evening was passed and refreshment
Issue Cards to Wedding. Cards to
the marriage of Miss Gertrude Francis
Carse to' Edward A. Applequist have
been issued by the bride-eiect's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carse. The
wedding will take place Oct. 20 at
7:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Carse, 1126 Fourth avenue.
Will Entertain L. A. to O. R. C
Mrs. Frank Heffner and Mrs. Andy
McLees will entertain the member
of the L. A. to O. R.- C. Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mrs.
Frank " Heffner, 1038 Nineteenth
Tribunes In Social Session. The
regular social meeting of the members
of Home tribunal, Fraternal Tribunes,
will be held this evening at Odd Fel
TO WATER MAINS
Forty-first Street Improvement Is Up
Before Judge Olmsted in the
County Court Today.
In. the county court today Judge R.
W. Olmsted was occupied with the
hearing on objections to the water
main improvement on Forty-first street
between Fourteenth and Eighteenth av
enues. The estimated cost was $3,
061.70. The main objection was made
by W. E. Velie and the Velie estate,
holding nearly all of the property in
volved In the assessment. A. H. Koh-
ler and Ludolph & Reynolds appear for
the objectors and J. F. Witter, city at
torney, for the city.
The Nineteenth street paving objec
tions are set for hearing tomorrow.
Had a Close Call.
Mrs. Ada L. Croom, the widely known
proprietor of the Croom hotel, Vaughn,
Miss., says: "For several months I suf
fered with, a severe cough, and con
sumption seemed to have Its grip on
me, when a friend recommended Dr.
King's New Discovery. I began taking
it, and three bottles effected a com
plete cure." The fame of this Hfe-
saving cough and cold remedy and
I lung and throat healer is world-wide.
jSold at all drug stores; 50 cents and
I $1. Trial bottle free.
AGRICULTURE IS HIS SUBJECT
H. B. Hayden Will Lead Discussion at
Superintendent H. B. Hayden of the
city schools has prepared a speech
which will be one or tne principal lec
tures at the convention of the western
section of the Northern Illinois School
Teachers' associationT which meets in
Rockford the last of the. month. tAgri-
culture will be one of the principal j
topics taken up at the convention, and
Mr. Hayden will lead the discussion
with a talk on the purpose of teaching
agriculture in the public schools.
Notice to Public
The druggists of this city have made
an agreement to close their places of
business at 9 p. m. from Oct 1, to)
In 'Quick Baking
Call and Examine
Allen, Mvers & Compam
Opposite Harper Hew.