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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 27. 1909.
REQUIREMENTS a ARE APPROVED Aldermen in Committee Session Pass r..i o :rr--i: i -. it... Proposed New Filter Plant. ceived and referred to the street and alley committee and al Jerman of tho ward. 1 The areaway is heing vcon structed today. ARE ' TO BE PUBLISHED Will Appear in Full In Official News "' papers, and Come Up for Formal -. Adoption Monday Evening. BOX RENTS ARE TO BE HIGHER Increase in Receipts of Office Causes Change in Charges at Rock Island . Postoffice. .. At the committee of the whole ses sion of the city council the general requirements or the cuy ior tne pro posed . new filter plant on the river front at the waterworks pumping sta tion were approved, and they will be submitted formally at the regular ses sion of the council Monday evening for formal action. The specifications will be submitted in the form of a report from the committee of the whole. Tho public, TioWever.. Is to have an oppor tunity to become famillar'-with the re quirements as drawn up, for the coun cil, on motion of Alderman .Smith, in structed the mayor to have the entire specifications published in the official . papers of the city, and ihe printing I committee to have 100 copies printed. The specifications will appear in full j in The Argus in a later issue "this week. . '.'".! Little Chang Made. y There were no material changes made in the original draft of the re ouirements. The word superintendent was substituted for engineer, the im pression of some being that the latter term meant city engineer, and the de sire being to indicate the consulting engineer or superintendent in charge of the construction work for the ritv. Alderman Ellinwood thought that the city should at once employ a con sulting engineer, but others pointed out that a consulting engineer's ser vices will not be. required until tho different companies" submit plans and specifications and bids. The council will then have the advice of an ex pert engineer in the subject of filtra tion, who will be able to give advij-3 - am trt. th hoct rlfln onit tha tnAcf catic factory proposition submitted. .' Alderman Carse opposed the adop tion of the specifications .on tho ground that the city clerk had failed to comply with the former resolution instructing him to secure plans and specifications from the different con tractors. These were not to be sub mitted, however, until the first meet ing in March. Alderman Ellinwood op posed the specifications for reasonj wmcn did. not appear, although the statement was made openly' that ht acted because ,-of personal feelinsr against the city engineer. Aldermen Trefz and McNealy were absent. ; , , To Bniid Areaway. 'A petition for permission to coiv struct an areaway under the sidewalk at 1C1C Second avenue, to accomm date, the saloon located there, was re- Under the postoffice department'reg ulation, which fixes the rental for post office boxes on the basis of the earn ings of the office, the rents at the. Rock Island office are to be increased be ginning April 1. Notice of the increase has been received by Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald, and was sent out on the examination of his records for the .last year, when the receipts Were in creased to SH2.52C.53. The rates by the quarter are to be as follows: Small boxes, $1, an increase of 25 dents; medium size boxes, $1.50, an in crease of 50 cents; large boxes, S2, an increase of 50 cents;' extra large, boxes, $3, an increase of $1. The de partment a year ago put in force an order basing the rates on the gross re ceipts of the offices. This makes the rents here higher than in most cities of : this size, as the office has gross earnings far ahead of any city of its size in this part of the country. DEMOCRATS TO HAVE MEETING Committeemen of City Will .Name ; Chairman and Gathering 6! ;" Voters Will Follow ; ; WRITES! REGARDING CUTTING OF STONE Assistant Secretary of Treasury Says Government Can Not Make Re quirement Asked. Secretary C. F. Grantz of the Moline Business Men's association has receiv ed a' reply from the assistant secre tary of the treasury department rela tive to the requests from the three cities that in the construction of the postoffices in Rock Island and Moline the treasury department have the stone cut here, instead of elsewhere, and shipped here. The assistant treasurei states that the department cannot dis criminate, and that it can concern itself only to see that the work is all done in a workmanlike manner, and according to . the specifications. The resolution adopted at the request of the -stone cutters were forwarded to J. K. Taylor, supervising architect of the treasury department, and he refer red the matter to the assistant sec retary. AT THE TURNER ' . HALL Spring Campaign and Possible Candi dates Will Be Subject for Discus-, sion This Evening. " I Herman.. Billik mailed yesterday, prov led wasted postage today when an offi cial notice was received that Billik's sentence had been "commuted to life Imprisonment.""; ' : : s r' Chicago', " Jan. 27. Papers announc ing the commutation: of ..Herman Bil- lik'a sentence of death'td,life imprison ment were mailed to Sheriff Strass- heim fro; Springfield last night. De lay in receiving them bad f caused the sheriff to proceed with the prepara tions for hanging Billik on Friday and yesterday the invitations required by law were sent to officials to witness the execution. Pour times.; bef6re In vitations , have' been issued for th,a execution of the poisoner of Mrs. Mary Vrzal. , . : The democratic precinct committee men of Rock Island a.re to meet nt, 7:30 this evening at the Turner, hail. ISSUE ULTIMATUM the p'5 naming acS ustana Debaters Are Exasperated win lacucs ui Dtsinany nepresen- man, and completing the organization of the committee. The city committee is composed of the same men who compose the city representation on the county comittee. County Chairman C. J. Smith has called the meeting. The session of the committee is to be followed by a mass meeting of democrats at the Turner hall at S o'clock, for the purpose of discussing the spring campaign. It is expected that there will be a large attendance, as interest in the municipal campaign is warming up rapidly, and there are already a number of candidacies an nounced. Othera May Eater LJ"t. Today, a boom developed fof.J. K. Scott as a candidate for the nomina tion for mayor on the republican ticket. Mr. Scott has not announced himself, but the movement seems to be taking well ; among republicans. Others! who have been mentioned as candidates for the nomination are S. J. Collins, C. J. Larkin and.W. H. Ed wards. It is possible than one or moro of those mentioned may be brought out in the next few days. ' William Cochran has a petition out for the democratic nomination for al derman of the Fifth ward. ' , Do Not Endorae Gent. . .v. The Third ward, republican club met last evening, and the matter of giv ing the club endorsement to the can didacy of Judge W. H. Gest for re- nomination for circuit judge was - dis cussed. The club voted down a prop osition to alter the by-laws to mako possible the endorsement. ., i atives Regarding Contest. TWO QUESTIONS ARE REFUSED Were Submitted by Rock Island Team, and After Much Delay, Are Turned Down Mist Decide or Quit. iBlITETf : BROS.'n rm j H3p I'll TEA, COFFEE AND CROCKERY STORE, We have the largest and best equipped Tea Store in the Tri-Gties. . Our great success is through the quality of goods we-sell - ; ; ; . .; . - . ' --. . ' - y Our Coffee 'we buy from the choicest picking and best quality, and is roasted fresh each week,, which gives it a delightful taste that pleases all who give it a trial. Our Teas are selected from the! choicest pickings, which gives it flavor.' We carry a full line of Crockery, Granite,- Cut Glass, etc. We sell any of our premiums for cash and give S. &H. stamps' with each cash purchase. fry 1 D $6.00 WORTH OF S. & H.' Green Trading Stamps with each 50c can BARTLETT BROS.' BAKING ;-POWDER. Democratic Meeting. The democratic precinct committee men of the city of Rock Island are re quested to meet at Turner hall at 7:30 Wednesday evening for the purpose of electing a chairman and discharging such other business as may seem proper in view of the approaching cam paign.- Democrats generally are in vited- to meet at Turner hall at o'clock the same evening. C. J. SMITH, ; County Chairman. As the .result of action taken last night by the debaters chosen by Augustana college to represent the institution against Bethany college. Lindsborg," Kan., the annual forensic contest, which was scheduled to take place here the latter part of the spring term,; will probably be called off. The action taken by the debaters amounts practically to an ultimatum to Beth cny college to either cease their dilly dallying tactics or call off the debate. Augustana submitted two questions to the Kansas institution for approval during the fall term, j The first ques' tion submitted was rejected by Beth any about December l, w hereupon a second question was submitted. Afto." a'delay of more than a month, a replj was received yesterday also rejecting this question. , The objection made by I Bethany was that the question was too broad and that they could not debate' ! it under the - present wording. Will Submit 7io More. As the time is now exceedingly lim ited in which to hold a preliminary contest and. then prepare for ' the finals, the Augustana debaters decided last night to return the question to Bethany as it now stands with a re fusal to submit a new one. The ques tion under dispute reads as follows: PfcnlvfH rThn Inrliviiliinlicm te tho Rock Island Brewing Company Build- chief Force that operates m our ina at Silvis is Food lor the Country's Industrial anJ.. Economic I Progress." , -v-v-i r James. I The question is purely an economic and sociological one, in which depart ments AueuBtana is acknowledged to I LOSS IS ABOUT $10,000 be exceptionally strong. It is supposed that Bethany is timid about meeting Augustana on these grounds. Accord ing to the action of the local debaters last, night, Bethany is(given one , week in which to reply. If the debate is called off, it will probably' mean the end of inter-collegiate debates be tween the two institutions. .1 WwvwvwiJ $5.00 WORTH OF S. & H. Green Trading Stamps with each pound of - 60c TEA. ti j 1LU 1 HI 20 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound 40c Coffee. 14 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound 35c Coffee. 10 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound ' 25c Coffee. t 10 S. & H. stamps with 1 pound bottle extract at 20c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one can spice at 10c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one pound box soda al 10c. stamps with seven bars laundry soap, 25c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one 3-lo box laundry starch, 25c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one bottle olives at 25c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one bottl-; stuffed olives 25c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one bottle tomato catsup at 25c. 4 .S. & H. stamps with one can Gibson's soap polish, 10c. 4 S. & H. stamps with one can; dry ammonia, 10c.: 4 S. & H. stamps with one pound corn starch, 10c. 4 S. & If. stamps with one box celluloid-starch. 10c. 4 S. & H. stamps with six boxes matches. 25c. Har, Bartlett Bros.' Tea, Coffee & Crockery Store, 1818-1820 Third Avenue. v Rock Island, III. i!D FIRE TOOK SALOON LOOK FOR THE SIGN READS WE GIVE WHICH S. & H." Green Trading Stamps. And always ask for them when making cash purchases. $1.00 FREE STAMPS $1.00 Present this coupon at either market whereup on making a purchase of 50 cents or more . you will receive ten (10) fS & H." stamps' in addi tion to those which ordinarily go with the pur chase. Good until March 1. BARTLETT BROS. 1818-1820 Third Avenue. I!)' S. & H." Stamps Given Free You Must Ask for Them 33 i Blaze Started in Basement of Place Occupied by Fred Hansen, Pos sibly by. Incendiary. H. R. BATTLES & CO. ; A Dollar is a Hundred Cents. YOU CANT MAKE. IT ANY MORE, AND THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO STRETCH IT. BUY WHERE YOUR MONEY BUYS THE MOST. NOT SIMPLY IN QUANTITY, UUT THE MOST IN QUAL ITY. ' ' , ' WE DONT CLAIM ANY SPECIAL MERIT BUT WE DO CLAIM THAT WE ARE SELLING EATABLES DOWN TO A ROCK BOTTOM BASIS. WE THROW IN COURTESY, GOOD MEASURE AND FAIR TREATMENT. IF YOU LIKETHAT WAY OF DOING BUSINESS, GIVE US YOUR ORDER. . Thursday and Friday SEVEN POUNDS BULK' STARCH 25c FINEST QUALITY SAUERKRAUT 5c a qt. The building in Silvis occupied by Fred Hansen's saloon, was destroyed jy fire during last night and the total ioss will reach $10,000. The building, located on First avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets, was owned by the Rock Island Brewing company, and was built but two years ago. The fire started in the basement and was well -under way before it was dis covered. A number of men were en gaged In playing cards in the saloon when suddenly a cloud of smoke burst into the room. The Silvis volun teer firemen were soon at work with buckets and chemicals but they wera SOCIAL AFFAIRS Society news, written or telephoned to the society editor of The Argus, will be srladly received and published. Rut in either case the identity of the sender must be made known, to insure relia bility. Written notices must bear sig nature and address. ' -. Silver Circle Entertained. The Sil ver circle of the First Methodist church was entertained last evening at the home of Miss - Jennie Acker- mann 421 Fourth street. Miss Blanch lelpless until the fire department of skallfW was chosen to fill the the Silvis shops came to their aid and Vacancv as .secretary and Miss Alice by laying over 1,500 feet of hose sus ceeded in getting a stream of water at work on the fire. ' Nearly Complete Lom. ' : " : It was seen at once that the saloon building was doomed and the principal efforts of the fire fighters were direct- ?d towards saving the surrounding buildings. From 11 o'clock last night until 5 o'clock this morning the fight was continued until the fire .was fin ally conquered and the pther, buildings Qulnlan was chosen to fill the vacancy as the vice president. A short pro gram was given by Miss Marion Haz ard, Miss Jennie Ackermann, Miss Jen nie Johnson, Miss Mabel Smutz and i Misses Holcombe and Foote. The hos tess served a nice lunch during the evening. . r . ' - ' A Pleasant Surprise. A number of Mrs. Redebaugh's friends gathered at her home at 927 Twenty-second street, classic represented by Handel and the romantic represented by Weber and Spohr. The paper will be on the sub ect "Modern Opera, Italian and Ger man Contrasted." The program will be given by M Iss Selma Strolley, violinist and Mrs. Applequist, vocalist. Jepson-Moody. Rev. G. H. Sher- wood.at the rectory of Trinity Epis copal church .this afternoon at 1 o'clock, officiated at the marriage of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Moody to An drew Jepson, both of Clinton; They were accompanied by Miss Metza Jep son. : Mr. Jepson is a prominent grocer of Clinton, and he and his bride will reside in that city. Program for Coffee. The following program will be given Saturday after noon at 3 o'clock at a coffee at the First Baptist church under the aus pices of the W C. T. U.: Violin Solo Ruth Johnson. Recitation Alva Wagstaff; Solo Alice Journey. Reading Mrs. W. A. Lovett. Solo Mrs. A. E. Williams. Reading Fern McGranahan. Assisted at Wedding Anniversary. Dr. . and Mrs. B.- E. Jones returned home' Iast evening from Springfield. where Monday evening they assisted at a " brilliant reception in honor of the' 20th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Jones of that city. The affair was attended by about 250 guests and was one of the most SEVEN 5c SACKS . TABLE SALT 25c SUGAR BUSH PANCAKE SYRUP 21c - , CANNED FRUIT 30ccans Californa yellow " free stone peaches, put 'iip In . i heavy syrup," a can . . : 23c '25c cans fancy large-egg ':' . plums In heavy syrup, a r can . , . . . .'. . . ; . :...t 'If ,19c T 25c cans- Californa . apricots ". In syrup, a can ... . ...... k ..I 17c . Oakdale yellow peaches, .-: '- while they last, a can, , , t .,1 3c . 35c cans Hawaiian sliced pineapple, very fine. T' 28c '" PANCAKE FLOUR. ' . Your choice" of the following1 '. prepared Pancake Flour: '. . Per package ' , ,9c - Three packages for .... . . . .. 25c i O. P. T., Uncle Jerry's, Acme, i Blue nibbon, and Mrs. Austin. f. . Remember, you can ' have an easy breakfast with any of the above. : - . v- CEREALS. Quaker Corn Flakes, per - package ; 9c . Grape Nuts.per package . . 12c "Wheat Berries, per pack- '. . age . ... . . . .1. .V.. ........ . 9c Farina, per package . . : .... 9c - Three packages for , '. . 25c ; ; BOTTLED GOODS. ', Curtis Bros.' Jams, finest made, all varieties, this sale, V per. jar 22c 25c Monarch cocktail cat sup 19c 1 15c Bishop. chill sauce ..... 12c j crackers: ? Three 5-lb. packages Uneeda ; Biscuit for 10c C packages Milk Biscuit ... I 25c Z packages Iten's Oatmeal . .,25c 3 packages Social Teas . . .'.'25c 3 packages Five' O'clock ' " Teas ......... . : . i . . . . ; K . . . 25c t m . k t-miKW mi. lit: m.n miu an ui. lut. ui were saved. The first, floor, of. the I MnnrTw affprnnon in hid W farewell. . , . .ui ,u i-- - . . i 'luruiiant recepiions oi ine strasuu. saloon building fell into the basement la8 she and her family will soon move! . V : j and the second floor nearlyJTCIlowed. I to Buda," HI. '.After a "three, course j Olson -Anderson. Miss Grace Mar The third floor was badly burned and hunch was served, Mrs. Stamard pre-jietta Anderson and C. R- Olson, both SIGNS OF SPRING Nearly Everything Save the Robin Ap- . pears .to Have Proclaimed - :New Season. ICE ALL GONE AND FROST OUT Old (Timer. - However,, Look for Trouble "-After the 'Change in the; ,7. ; Moon -Tomorrow. If this be not spring it is a pretty fair . imitation of tne same. Nearly two weeks of mild weather has had its effect. Nearly, a foot of ice in 'the Mississippi has" broken up and gone out, the crust breaking away at Mus catine yesterday and the channel be ing practically open now from some where above Clinton down. On Rock river the Ice has also moved out. Flocks of ducks have been noticed in this vicinity. . Frost is out "of the ground in many places and the earth is beginning to become firm. Sap is coming up in several varities of tree3. ' ; Blrda Are Joyful. Tho" sparrows make a noise like spring these, mornings. and the song of a "phebe" bird has heen'-heard. Possibly the robin has . been,' around also, but so far nobody has . reported seeing him. Ice dealers'who have-not completed their harvest, are 'beginning to experience their ann.ua! doubt to whether they will ever belable'tajio so. ;: - - ' .' -iz-Iv- But the old" timers is looking wise. Watch for things to start happening after the moon changes tomorrow,, he savs. -:". Headaches and Neuralgia from -Colds. Laxative Bromo Quinine, thewoYld. wide cold and grip' remedy, removes cause. Call ror full name. Look for signature E. W. Grove. 25c. A Generous , O if t: - :. V Trofessor Munyon has just . isuod. a most beautiful, useful and complete Til inanac. It contains not on!r all the wi- ' t-ntitic information concerning the moon's phases, in all the latitudes, but ha il- . iustratod articles on how to read char acter by phrenology, palmistry and birth month. It also teils all about card read ing, birth stones and their meaning,' and gives the interpretation of dreams. . It teaches beauty culture, manicuring, gives weights' and measures and antidote tor poison. In fact, it is a Magazine Al manac, that not only gives valuable in formation, but will afford much amuse ment for every member of the family, especially for parties and evening enter tainments. Farmers and people in-the . rural districts will find this. Almanac al most invaluable. It will be sent to anyone absolutely ' free on application to thi Munyon Rem edy Company, Philadelphia, Pa. -. ; the loss is practically complete. The insurance will probably cover lie entire loss. The bar fixtures: were insured for $2,000. Just how -mica was lost by the roomers .who lived in the second and third floors of. the building is not known. .It "fs believed that the fire was of incendiary origin, as a like attempt has made on another saloon building recently. ' '., . . sented the hostess with a dozen sher bert glasses in behalf of her friends. The affair was very pleasant and many kind wishes will follow' Mrs. Rede- baugh. ' '.'.r."'. '.. of ; Cambridge, were married this morning at 11 o'clock In the parlors of the Harper house by Rev. C-A. Moore of the Edwards Congregational church Davenport. A wedding break fast was served following the' cere mony. ' . ; , T. H. G. Meets. The f. H. G. club was entertained last evening by Miss Bertha Herman, .2735 Fifth-and-a-half avenue, where the final arrangements were made for the dancing party to be given by the members of the club Benefit Card Party. The ladies . of the Sacred Heart church will give a card party for the.' benefit of the church debt tomorrow, afternoon at the Sarrnd Wartf hall. Twentv-eiehth ADMITS HE IS HARRY JONES street and . Fifth-and-a-half avenue. " I Cinch will be the game played and the Muscatine Prisoner, However, Denies I prizes which are given by Mayor H. C. murocr or van winnies. , , iSchaffer, Mayor ;,. George Scott oi Sheriff Benham reached Muscatine I Davenport. Mayor .Andrew Olson of early this morning from Wellington, I Moline and Dr. Taylor, of the Water Kan.; with the prisoner arrested: theraltown asylum, are very pretty, on suspicion of being Harry Jones, I . . ..' . - ' . , wanted for - the murder of Mr. and I ; Dauahtera ' of Isabella Partv. The Mrs. William VanWinkle at Fairport Daughters of Isabella will give a card f wo years ago. When brought Into theDarty and dance at K. C. hall Friday! at their hall In the Math building. city the prisoner, admitted that he was I evening. Refreshments will be served j Following the business session refresh- Harry yjones nut stouuy aeniea . mat I durinc the evenine and music will belments were served by the ladies and ie naa committea muraer. , I furnished by Wrixon s orchestra. - la pleasant social hour passed. NOTICE IS DULY RtCEIVtD Etude 8tudy Club.-The Etude club Ladies' Aid Coffee-The Ladies Aid will hold a study meeting tomorrow I society of the First Methodist church Governor Acta, and Hanging of Billik afternoon at the home of Mrs. Edward! will hold the January .coffee Friday ' Will Not Take Place. . Applequist, 907 Thirtieth street. -The I afternoon at -the borne of Mrs. C. E. Chicago, Jan. 27. Sheriff tStrass- modern opera will be studied, theNicholas, 2907 Seventh avenne. tomorrow, evening at Woodmen hall in South Rock Island. " - - Woodmen Have Initiation. The Woodmen of the .World . and "the woodmen circle No. 27 initiated . a large class of candidates last evening Highest Quality i r i x M More nverts. : I j I -''r': : iiivery j. ear -. .- v . J ':-. -- ' '!-- "-: I I j : every aay in every year mat comes, more nousc-: i i -.. r i x nnmi arm cmvttict nn inpir exarrnTanT nricea mmw .- v . . mm- mm w . . . w - m X i y- t'owaers ana turning to k. cne oonesi ana reuaDie, V which has stood so well the test of years. .They are ' ) ). :, . M W mW mmmrn M s MM M B W MmmT " - 1 - l I " 1- l i. I Li I mS' 1 ..v I mi i wucic near & v quality, ana nuRS I i . 1 7T z Better, purer, more healthful baking. IcinMi'oi n: - - - .'. ,f 7 Perfect : K? Results '