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Deere & Company Subsi
diary Corporation Ready
to Come
Meeting at Rock Island Club
Encourages Proposition for
$400,000 Industry.
Facts About the New Fac
tory Proposition.
Capital lnvcte 25M0.
Nmbtr of m employed 300.
Character Agricultural Imple
mrilt n oouorotlon with Deere Jt
Co, of which It l a subsidiary
Ten. acre of laud In mamufac
tnrra addition In toner ed of
Rock; Island. Complied with by
Industrial commluloa.
Nominal municipal taxation and
nominal water rental for period
of 10 year. Guaranteed by May
or McCankrln.
Subscription to an Issue of pre
ferred cumulative stock, bearing;
t per cent guaranteed and sua
talaed by the prestige of Deere A
Co. Reasonably certain, but up
to the people of Rock Island.
Moving: spirit In scouring; the
proposition President Walter A.
nosenflrld. Rock Islnnd Club.
Another established branch plant of
one of Mollne's big manufacturing in
dustries for Rock Island.
It was only during the present week
that The Argus told of the plans of
the Moline Plow company to build on
ground which It had purchased for the
purpose in the east end of Rock Is
land, a $000,000 factory building, and
to transport from another city a branch
factory ghring employment to 800 men.
The announcement came upon the pub
lic with eucIi suddenness as to almost
take its breath away. But subsequent
developments have verified the original
news story. Ground has been broken
and the new industry is coming to
Rock Island.
- Another Branch Industry.
. Last night at the Rock Island Club
came from the lips of President Wal
ter A. Rosenfield before a meeting of
CO of the men of Rock Island respond
ing to his call, the announcement of
a proposition, the acceptance of which
will bring to Rock Island within a few
months' time another thriving branch
industry. And the parent institution
in this Instance is none other than
Deere & Co., the greatest plow manu
facturing company in the world. When
President Rosenfield unfolded the plans
and conditions to be complied with
contingent upon the company locating
its branch here, the proposition
seemed too good to be true. Cap
tain Rosenfield was not at liberty to
divulge the name of the factory or its
present location. "But," he eald, "be
Special Table D'Hote Dinner
Price 50c.
12 to 3 p. m. Music.
Make your reservations early. Take elevator to 5th
floor, Best building.
Cream of Chicken Consomme a la Anglais
Broiled White Fish Potatoes a la Dnchesse
Naitre de Hotel
Capon Cutlets, Cream Sauce Roast Rib of Beef Anjus
Roast Young Duck, Fruit Dressing.
Mashed or Candied Sweet Potatoes
. Stewed Parsnips Green Peas
Hot Mince Pies Vanila Custard Pies
- Baked German Pudding Almond Sauce
Ice Cream and Cake
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 20 (Spec
lal). At a meeting of the directors
of the Monitor Drill company at the
office of the concern here today, the
action of the Moline Plow company,
the parent corporation, in deciding
to remove -the plant from this city
to Rock Island, was ratified.
It was announced that there would
be an alteration In the original build
ing plans on the Gordon tract, in the
east part of Rock Island, where the
Monitor plant is to be located. It is
found that there is not room in the
Gordon tract adequate to accommo
date the new buildings and to af
ford the additional space an option
has been obtained upon the block ly
ing directly east, on the north side
of Fifth avenue and embracing the
Sdnnet homestead. The block in
cludes 14 dwelling houses, and the
whole has been purchased for $40,-
000. The main building of the Mon
itor plant will be 1,200 feet long
instead of 1,009, as announced orig
inally. The new buildings are to be
ready for occupancy next September.
Excavation for the building has al
ready begun.
The deal for the acquirement of
the block east of the Gordon tract was
negotiated by Robert Bennett of this
It is understood the location of the
Monitor factory here will add 5,000
population to Rock Island.
fore any of the requirements are com
plied with, before anyone in Rock Is
land or elsewhere becomes identified
with this project, I will be In a posi
tion to make known both the name and
the present location of the factory.
Sufficient is it now to say that it has
been running 12 months in the year
for 25 years, has a present capital of
$250,000 and employs 300 men. And
it has back of it not only the prestige,
but the financial responsibility and the
reputation of De: re & Co., as repre
sented in the control of the stock and
the output. As a matter of fact, the
stock is owned by the directors of
Deere & Co. and the managers of the
branch houses of that company
throughout the country. What better
security would you ask, not only of
the standing of the concern, but of its
capability to dispose of its output?"
Three Requirements.
President Rosenfield then went on to
explain the nature of the proposition,
the acceptance of which will insure to
Rock Island the location of this plant
and what it will mean to the city.
Briefly, the desire is to bring the plant
nearer to the main factory. Its manu
factures are implements which are a
side line to the main product of the
big industrial Institution of which it i3
a subsidiary corporation. Contingent
upon its coming to Rock Island three
requirements have been stipulated.
One of these is the donation outright
of 10 acres of land In the industrial
tract in the west end of Rock Island.
This requirement. Captain Rosenfield
said, has already been complied with
by the Rock Island Industrial commis
sion, controlling the tract. Another re
quirement is exemption for a period of
10 years of municipal taxation and wa
ter rental. That is to say, the company
desires that its taxes municipal and
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President Walter A. Rosenfield of Rock
ble Proposition to Bring
for water be nominal for the time men
tioned. This condition; Captain Rosen
field stated, had been virtually assured
by Mayor G. W. McCaskrin, v. ho in his
joint capacity of mayor and as a mem
ber of the Industrial commission, had
! given the assurance that the city coun
cil would not hesitate to do its part in
encouraging to the fullest extent any
measure that will Insure the location
of an industry of such importance in
Rock Island.
Attractive Stock Issue.
The third condition was that an is
sue of $100,000 preferred cumulative
stock, bearing interest of" per cent,
and with the guarantee of Deere & Co.
back of it, be subscribed. It is the pur
pose of the company to increase its
present capital from $250,000 to $300,
000, and to apply the money from the
$100,000 preferred stock issue on the
construction of its new plant in Rock
Island. The company at present has a
bond issue of $115,000, which it was
explained would probably be reduced
hi the change of location of the plant
to Rock Island. The output of the
factory is already guaranteed for five
years, and Captain Rosenfield ventur
ed to say that he believed that within
a couple of years after the plant I3 in
operation in Rock Island the number
of men employed would be increased
to 500.
Take to It Kindly.
Captain Rosenfield then asked for the
views of those present, and among
those who spoke from a financial
standpoint as well as one involving the
industrial advantage to the city of Rock
Island were Frank Mixter, who spoke
of the proposition as the best that had
been offered not only to Rock Island
but to any one of the three cities. I. S
White, E. II. Guyer, L. Simon. II. E.
Casteel, who dwelt briefly upon the
stability of the stock and its attract
iveness as an investment not onlv for
men of capital, but the man of small
earnings and savings, T. J. Medlll,
Otto Huber, Oscar Schmidt, John Ohl-
weiler, L,. S. McCabe, W. H. Reck and
others. From the nature of the re
marks, no doubt could be left in the
mind of President Rosenfield as to the
answer he would make to the company
relative to its proposition. "The com
pany is desirous of knowing at the ear
liest possible date what may be ex
pected from Rock Island," said Presi-
j dent Rosenfield, "as it has other locall-
ties which will be mighty glad to se
cure It If Rock Island fails. To be
frank, the company has chosen Rock
Island and wants to come here. It
likes the town, the neighborhood, and
the spirit of the people here, and there
will be no difficulty about bringing the
factory Here if this stock is subscribed.
When I am in a position to tell more of
the name of the institution, Its present
location and its products, I am sure
tho stock proposition will look even
more attractive than it does now. And
right here I am prepared to say that
my candid belief is that the stock will
be over-subscribed. It is an opportunity
for an investment as good as a govern
ment bond, one that should appeal to
the man who has small holdings as
well as the one of greater capital who
is looking for gilt-edged investments.
When I tell you that Deere & Co. are
back of that stock Issue, it ought to
be sufficient guarantee as to its charac
ter." Rosenfield Told to Go Ahead.
At the conclusion of the remarks, a
motion prevailed that it be the sense
of the meeting that the stock be sub
scribed, and a set of questions to be
presented to the company controlling
the factory were prepared with a view
of having the answers for prospective
stock purchasers, and then the follow
ing resolution was unanimously adopt
ed and placed in the hands of Presi
dent Rosenfield:
Resolved, That it 13 the sense of
this meeting that the proposition pre
sented here tonight, to locate in Rock
Island a manufacturing plant employ
Ins 300 men. on a site of 10 acres to be
donated, with nominal xnunlclsal tax j
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Island Club, Who Develops Tangi
Another Big Factory to
and nominal water rent for 10 years,
should be accepted, and this associa
tion undertake to place $100,000 of 7
per cent cumulative stock, preferred as
to the assets and dividends and subject
to a limited bond issue.
Proves a I'lne Meeting.
The meeting proved one of the best
ever held on a subject of this kind,
and responding as it did to President
Rosenfield's call to consider a factory
proposition, the nature of which he
did not divulge in advance, it proved
highly complimentary to him. Presi
dent Rosenfield had confirmed his con
ferences in advance to the Industrial
commission and a committee of that
body composed of Captain Rosenfield,
II. E. Casteel' and W. M. Reck ha3
charge of the proposition.
It is unnecessary to dwell at' this
time on the significance of the secur-
1 nig, iui huia isiauu mis luuusiry, w uai
it will mean not only in identifying tha
; city's name with so great an Industrial
enterprise, but In the results to follow
in the coming cf other concerns of a
similar nature.
It insures the development of indus
try of a far-reaching nature in Rock
Island for all time to come.
Wedding of Popular Young
Couple Takes Place This
Marriage Celebrated at Home of the
IJride's Mother, Ilev. It. It. Wil
liams Officiating.
Harvey K. Mack and Miss Mabel E.
Fullerton were united in marriage
this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Mary E. Fullerton. 63 6 Eighteenth
street. The marriage ceremony was
performed by Rev. R. B. Williams,
pastor of the First M. E. Church.
Only relatives and a few close
friends attended the ceremony. As
soon as it was concluded, Mr. Mack
and his bride departed for the east
where they will spend a short honey
moon. When they return they will
make their home at 1007 Fifteenth
Both Are Well Known.
Mr. Mack is well known throughout
the city, he having been connected
with the Burlington road In the ca
pacity of traveling freight agent for
a number of years. His bride is also
well known and popular. She was
employed for several years as a sten
ographer in the division freight
agent's office of the Burlington road.
Their many friends unite in wishing
them happiness.
There is more catarrh In this section
of the country than all other diseases
put tap.ether, and until the last few
years was supposed to be incurable.
For a jreat many years doctors pro
nounced it a local disease and pre
scribed local remedies, and by con
stantly falling to cure with local treat
ment, pronounced - it incurable. - Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a consti
tutional disease and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure, manufactured by- F. . J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is the
only constitutional cure on the mar
ket. It is taken internally In doses
from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It
acts directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. They offer
one hundred dollars for any case it
falls to cure. Send for circulars and
testimonials. Address . "
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, . 75 cents.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constl-
G. E. Harper, a soldier, who is serv
ing as a private in the regular army
and who is stationed at Rock Island
arsenal, attempted suicide last night
about 9 o'clock. In the attempt Har
per used a 44 caliber revolver. He
fired one shot which entered his chest
and hit a rib. It was deflected from
its course and left the body, ,only in
flicting a flesh wound. He was found
in a dazed condition. The cause of
the attempt Is not known.
Mrs. Beulah Plnckley.
Mrs. Beulah Plnckley, one of the
old and esteemed residents of Milan
died this morning at 2:30 at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Chaney,
623 Seventeenth street. Death was
caused by heart failure, Mrs. Pinckley
having suffered for several months.
Her death though not unexpected,
came as a shock to her many friends
in Milan and Rock Island.
Deceased wag born in Mercer coun
ty Sept. 8, 1833. and for the past 0
years had made her home at Milan
Mrs. Pinckley, whose maiden name
was Miss Beulah Jones, was first mar
ried to Harley Hanes, and six children
were born of this union, four of whom
survive. Mr. Hanes died about 15
years ago and deceased was married
to " Mr. Pinckley 13 years ago. Mr
Pinckley died a year ago last October,
For 50 years Mrs. Pinckley was a de
vout member of the Methodist church.
She Is survived by four children,
Rev. N. D. Hanes, Ransom, III.; Elmsr
Hanes, Milan; Mrs. Alice Heber, Mi-
land and Mrs. Clara Chaney, Rock
Mrs. Alex Maaa.
Mrs. Alex Maas died this morning at
10:15 at the home, 924 Fourteenth
street,-after an Illness of 12 days of
a complication of diseases. Deceased,
whose maiden name was Miss. Minnie
Etzel, was born in this city Sept. 10,
1877. and was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Etzel, 710 Fourth street.
She received her education in the pub
lic schools of the city. On Jan. 2C,
1901, Miss Etzel and Mr. Maas were
united in marriage, and three children
were born to them, Mildred, Katherlne,
and an infant daughter 9 days old. Be
sides her husband and children she
Is survived by her parents, two sisters,
Mrs. Anna Maas and Miss Gertrude
Etzel, and three brothers, George F. L.
Etzel, Edward Etzel and Fred Etzel.
The funeral will be held Tuesday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock from the home,
Rev. F. J. Rolf, pastor of the German
Evengelical church, conducting the
services. Burial will be in Chippian-
nock cemetery.
Charles Clark.
Charles Clark, the 1-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Clark, 836 Twenty
eighth street, died this morning at 7:30
after an illness of six months. He is
survived by his parents and seven
brothers, Peter James. Hugh, Emmett,
Leo, Earl, Victor and Edmund, and a
sister Rose. The funeral will be held
Monday morning at 9 o'clock from S-.-cred
Heart church. Rev. J. F. Lockney,
pastor of the church, will conduct the
services, and burial will be in Calvary
Funeral of Isaac Still.
The funeral of Isaac Still will '&
held tomorrow morning at 9:30 from
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank
Rinehart, 1520 Fifth avenue. All t f
the old soldiers and comrades who
were members of Company F, 93d
regiment, are invited to attend the
services. The remains will be taken
to Fulton for burial.
Rock Island Represented at Interur
ban Gathering at Buffalo
Iralrie Tonight.
Notice was received at noon today
that the postponed meeting at Buffalo
Prairie for the purpose of arranging
for the surveys for an lnterurban
through the lower end of the county
would be held tonight. Although
greatly handicapped by the short
notice, local boosters got together a
party and In the big seven passenger
Oldsmobile of President w. A. Ros
enfield of the Rock Island club,
which the owner kindly loaned for
the occasion, started at 4 o'clock for
Buffalo Prairie, which is 25 miles
away oVer roads that are heavy from
recent rains.
Striking Indian Nomenclature.
"Muskoko." Clear Sky Land;
"Maganetewan," Smooth Flowing
Water; "Kawartha." Bright Water
and Happy Lands; "Temagami."
Deep Water; "Wawa" The Flying
Goose are Indian woras that fittingly
describe some of the most delightful
spots for a summer's outing on the
American continent. All reached at
special low round trip fares via
Grand Trunk railway system. Double
track from Chicago to Montreal and
Niagara Falls.
Particulars of fares, descriptive
literature, time tables, etc.. will be
mailed free on application to W. S.
Cookson. A. G. P. A., 135 Adams
street, Chicago.
When Your Joints Are Stiff
and muscles sore from cold and rheu
matism, when you sprain a joint,
strain your side or bruise yourself.
Perry Davis Painkiller will take out
the soreness and fix you right In a
Jiffy. For over 70 years It has been
the standby for emergencies in thous
ands of familfes. Don't go home with-
out'a 50c bottle or one of the new
35c bottles.
Returning to her home at 8 o'clock
last evening, after an absence of 15
minutes in going to the house of a
neighbor to use the telephone, Mrs.
Carl Nyquist, 724 Twelfth street, Mo
line, interrupted a burglar in the act
of ransacking her residence.
Mrs. Nyquist left a light burning
in the kitchen. Her husband depart
ed at the same time she did, the lat
ter going to visit a relative a block
away. Mrs. Nyquist, on. her return,
entered the front door. She was
whistling. Suddenly she noticed a
form of a man in the parlor. Ho
lunged towards her and felled her
with a blow on the side of the head
before she had time to utter an out
cry. He then ran out the front door.
Mrs. Nyquist followed him two
blocks, expecting to meet some one
en route who would aid her, but she
was disappointed, and the burglar
darted into an alley and disappeared
from view. He made good his es
cape. The burglar got a watch and
several other pieces of Jewelry.
Three Degrees to Be Conferred To
morrow on Class of 43 Can
didates. Madonna court. Daughters of Isa
bella, tomorrow will receive 43 young
ladies of the city Into membership.
A degree team from Ottumwa, Iowa
wiil conduct the initiation ceremon-
s, conferring the three degrees at
Knights of Columbus call, the exer
cises to commence promptly at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. In the
morning the members of Madonna
court and the candidates will attend
mass at 10:30 at St. Joseph's church.
They will assemble at 10 o'clock at
St. Joseph's parochial school and will
march in a body to the church. The
sermon will be by Dean J. J. Ouinn.
In the evening there will be a ban
quet at the New Harper. There will
be plates for 250. There will ! 1
program of music and addresses.
Thl3 evening, at Knights of Colum
bus hall, there is to be a reception for
the members of the Ottumwa team,
who will be entertained at the homes
of Madonna court members.
.Manager Carl Mueller Will Have trie
Ground Floor Dining Room In
Readiness This Week.
Manager Carl Mueller of the New
Harper expects to throw his ne.w
ground floor cafe open to the pub
lic Wednesday evening of next week.
In keeping withvthe other appoint
ments of the remodeled hotel, the
cafe is the most beautiful in the throe
cities. Finished in old mission, the
decorations are superb, while the
floor is of tile in artistic design. The
furniture is of mission an3 the whole
presents an inviting appearance.
The furniture for the banquet hall
on the parlor floor was installed to
day and is of the latest pattern, rich
and elegant.
S. J. Collins Is in Chicago.
E. C. Hart has returned from Ar
riba, Col.
Mrs. William Toenges has gone to
Wheatland, Iowa, for a 'hort visit.
Mrs. C. A. Crumpton has gone to
Chillicothe, 111., for a visit with rela
tives. Professor Christian Oelschlagel and
his sister, Mrs. Anna Noack, left last
evening for a visit In Chicago.
Mrs. A. B. Copley, who has be?n
visiting here for several weeks, has
returned to her home In Haileyvllle,
Mrs. Alphonse Mosenfelder and Ms.
Pauline Levy left yesterday afternoon
for Chicago, where they will visit for
several days.
Henry Lemburg nd B. W. Hathawpy
have returned from Springfield, where
they attended the grand encampment
of the I. O. O. F.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reid have re
turned from Springfield, where Mr.
Reid attended the grand encampment
and grand lodge of I. O. O. F.
Mrs. I. C. Peck has received of
ficial notice of her appointment by the
president of the state Rebekah as
sembly as a member of the commit
tee on order of the state, an Jmport-1
ant position. This is the first honor
of this sort that has come to a mem
ber of Eudora lodge of this city since
it was organized.
J. D. Dushane, in charge of the
district between St. Paul and Winona
of the government river work, was In
the city today enroute to hi3 home
in St. Paul after a trip to New Or
leans, having accompanied the con
gressional waterways commission on
its trip of inspection of the Mississ
ippi. Engineer Dushane vas a visit
or at the engineers office here.
Only One "Bromo Quinine"
That Is Laxative Bromo Quinine. Look
for the signature of E. W. Grove. Used
the world over to euro a cold, la one
day. 23c,
Male Consorts Retain Legal
. Counsel to Fight Vagrancy
During the present week there hat
been a systematic warfare directed by
the Rock Island police department
against the street walkers and their
male consorts. Several arrests have
been made, both of the women and the
leeches that have been living off the
returns from the vicious traffic of the
Mayor G. W. McCaskrin announced
some weeks ago that he proposed treat
ing the city td a moral cleansing. He
has made a good beginning, and be is
to be commended. The one hope of
The Argus and the people generally of
the city Is that he will follow up the
campaign and not permit a return of
the evil conditions.
Two of the men the proprieties pre
vent the use of their proper name In
a newspaper description languish in
the county Jail. The women off whom
they were living told appalling stories
of degradation In police court. These
vultures regard a girl as a commercial
asset They rent a room, which they
call borne, and send the woman out on
the town to earn a livelihood for both.
Her instructions are to "get the mon
ey." If she must steal, that is up to
One of the girls arrested this week
told of her marriage when she was 15.
Her husband was a saloon loafer. He
refused to work. He Induced her to
leave their home city. When he got
her far enough away from home so
that she could not turn back, be show
ed her the way to earn money easily,
as he told her. Finally they reached
Rock Island.
Yarlona Types of Street IValker.
There are various types of street
walker. There Is the young girl, who.
In fear of her master, must tramp the
streets as a solicitor. Then there is
the hardened harlot; the adventuress.
The latter has her man also. She id
more dangerous than her younger sis
ter in crime. She is seasoned In the
art of separating the unwary victims
from their money. She will resort to
the drugging of a victim to get his
These vultures that live off of women
are known in the larger cities as
"cadets." They serve as panderers in
women. It is their business to securo
girls for the keepers of disorderly sa
loons. They operate on an extensive
scale In the larger centers. Some of
the profession had moved to Rock Is
land. The Argus learned of an in
stance today where one of thes-j
"cadets" induced two girls to go to
Chicago, on some pretense of getting
them employment, and they fell Into
the hands of a resort keeper. It is un
derstood, however, that they managed
to get out of his clutches and return
to their homes here.
The "cadet" Is paid anywhere be
tween $25 and $30 for each girl that
he furnishes. His plan of procedure Is
to attend the public dances and berome
acquainted with young girls who have
not home restraint. He paints a pict
ure of "the easiest way" to them.
Many of them fall.
Itetaln I,ejrnl Counsel.
The "cadets" are well dressed. As
a rule, they are young and attract the
Impressionable girl arou'id when
are not thrown the proper home In
fluences. He was doing well here until
the order of the order cf the mayor
went forth to bring him In, together
with his "wife." The "cadets" are In
dignant. They object to being termed
vagrants. They have become so strong
ly entrenched here that those who re
main and have not yet been arrested
by the police have retained legal coun
sel to protect them In the event of the
exprcted "run In" with the authorl
tief Wife Abandonment Charged.
Anderson Crump, colored, who lives
at 513 Thirty-fifth street, was arrest
ed this morning by Officer Bennett.
The charge against Crump is wife
abandonment. The case took a chang j
cf venue from Justice Wells' court to
Justice Wi?llam Schroeder's court, and
the hearing was set for 2:30 this af
The Best Place in
Town to
Young &McCombs
4 th Floor.
Women and Their
dets" Are to
Driven Out.

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