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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1900.
MEET TO RATIFY
REMOVAL TO CITY
f . - i '
Directors of Marseilles Manu
facturing Company in
GATHER IN MOLINE TODAY
1 Several Citizens Have Already Asked
I That Reservations of Stock
Be Made for Them.
The board of directors of the Mar
seilles Manufacturing company, at a
meeting this afternoon in Moline, ex
pects to ratify the proposition, of the
Rock Island Club for the removal of
Its plant to Rock Island.
Directors of the company, under es
cort of Secretary Mayer Levi of the
Rock Island Industrial commission,
visited the manufacturing tract in the
west end yesterday, and were much
pleased with aid accepted the site
presented there for the factory.
The worltin- out of the details will
consume seme time, and it is not ex
pected that tie company will be in
readiness to coa e here, assuming that
there will be u hitch in the negotia
tions, which !s not likely, before next
I summer, inasmuch as buildings to ac-
j commodate it will first have to ba
; provided or. the 10-acre site furnished
iin the west end of the city.
The Marseilles Manufacturing com
i pany, as statetl exclusively in The
jATgus of last evening, is owned by
! men identified with the Deere & Co.
j Interests, the latter concern controlling
, and marketing its output of corn shei-
lers through its various branches
'-. throughout the country. The financial
(prestige of Deere & Co., in other
i words, is behind it. The plant was
i acquired by the present owners some
i thing over a year ago.
The concern is growing at a rapil
i pace. With its present facilities it ;s
;not able to supply the demands of the
j trade. Three hundred men are- em
I ployed steadily. It has from the out
set been tho desire of Deere & Co. to
have the shelter plant located closer
to the bass of distribution.
I Miner l ine uiaarri.
! This It was that prompted the pro-
posal to give the plant to Rock Island,
I on condition that certain requirements,
I which have already been stated, were
! mot. A number of "other cltie3 are
bidding for the plant, and offering flat
I tering inducements, knowing its value
to ajcommunfty. and appreciating, with
the steady growth in the demand for
its goods, that in a short time it will
j be one of the largest factories of its
kind in the United Stages.
It is stated that tLj force will be
! Immediately increased when the plant
is settled In its new home. One of the
conditions of the removal to thl3 city !
Is that ?100,COO of the cumulative pre-
ferred stock of the company bo taken ;
in Rock Island. President W. A. Ros- j
enfield of tho Rock Island Club, to
whose enterprise is due the whole
credit for interesting the owners of
the factory in Rock Island, made the
announcement today that three Rock
Island men had called him on the tel
ephone and requested that he see to
it that blocks of the stock be reserved
Cttlin funt Help.
' "It would seem to me that it would
i take no longer than a week to place
!the $100,000 in our city," Mr. Roseri
: field said. "It is a safe and profitable
.investment, and aside from this feat
ure, those who subscribe will have the j
satisfaction of knowing that they areT
helping their city In the acquirement
.of a going and successful institution,
; one that will give work the year round
j to hundreds of men. After all, it is
i the factories that are the backbone of
jany city. Factories are what areneod-
ed in Rock Island. We are going after
,tbem We have been doing our part,
.and we certainly will expect that the
j citizens generally will not shirk their
j responsibility when it i3 put up to
I them. I don't believe they will."
! MEETING BEING HELD
! ON INTERURBAN PROJECT
A meeting Is being held at the of
flce In the Rock" Island club of Sec-
retary Mayer Levi of the Rock In
jdustrial commission this afternoon of
i members of the railroad committee
of the commission and the interurban
committee of the club, together with
Mayor McCaskrin and representatives
of the Business Men's association, for
the purpose of arranging for a public
meeting to take the proper steps for
the extension of the proper induce
ments to the interurban road which
It is proposed to build into Rock Is
land from the south.
The plan of action ' follows the
meeting at Buffalo Prairie last Sat
" T. J. Medill Is in Chicago.
H. H. Cleaveland is in Carthage.
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Crawford have
returned from Minneapolis.
William Sivil, formerly of this city,
now of Keokuk, is stopping at the
Miss Mamie Findling, 2733 Slx'h
avenue, has returned from Clinton,
Iowa, after a two days' visit with rela
tives. Mrs. Georgo N. Bussey of Chicago,
who has beenislting at the home of
her sister, Mrs. F. II. Stuck, will leave
tomorrow for her home.
Clarence Ficken, a sophomore of
Grinnell college, arrived this ruornin?
to spend the Thanksgiving holiday va
cation with his parents, Mr. and Mts.
F. II. Ficken.
Mts. B. F. Rhodenbaugh of this city
and Mrs. Williams and Mvs. Johnson
of Moline have returned from Spring
field. 111., where they attended the Re
Clifford Hubbard, who is a sopho
more at Northwestern university, ar
rived home last evening to spend
Thanksgiving with his parents, Coun
ty Clerk and Mrs. H. B. Hubbard.
Charles Hastings, former chief of the
Rock Island fire department, with M-d.
Hastings, is here for a brief visit. Mr.
Hastings came to meet his brother,
George Hastings, now a resident cf
California, and whom he had not seen
in 35 years.
E. D. Mackey, Arthur Coppell and
II. R. Tobey, bankers; J. G. White,
president of the J. G. White Construc
tion company, and Albert T. Crane, an
oiflcia lof the lattera concern, all of
New York, and all interested in the
properties of the Tri-City Railway and.
Lighting company, spent yesterday in
the city. During the day, in company
with J. F. Porter, president of the Tri
City Railway and Lighting company,
they inspected the plants in the three
cities of the latter corporation.
CRUELTY IS WIFE'S CHARGE
Mrs. Marion Shield Files Suit for Di
vorceAlimony Is Asked for.
Mrs. Marion Shields Bled a petition
In the office of the circuit clerk today
in which she asks that she be grantsd
a decree of divorce from her husband,
William Shields, whom she accuses
of cruelty to her. She claims that on
one occasion recently he threw a stone
cup at her and in addition struck her
and did divers other things which war
rant her In asking for separation. Tho
couple were united in marriage in this
city June 6, 1901, and they lived to
gether until Nov. 16, 19'9. Mrs.
Shields requests that she be granted
the custody of their two children and
that he be required to pay her such
alimony as in the opinion of the court
is Just. Mrs. Shields Is represented
by Attorneys Schriver & Schriver.
MORE MONEY GOES TO
CHERRY MINE SUFFERERS
The Argus this afternoon sent its
third draft to the treasurer of the
Red Cross society in Chicago, having
charge of the relief of the Cherry
mine sufferers, the check covering the
last contributions made at The Ar
The Argus will be glad to forward
any additional moneys that m?y be
left at its office for the same pur
THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER
At the Hotel Harms Thursday.
The Hotel Harms will serve a 75
cent table d'hote dinner Thanksgiving
day from 12 to 3 p. m. and from 6 to
8 p.m. .
Y. M. C. A. Dfrectors Meet
The board of directors of the Y. II.
C. A. will meet at the association this
evening for the regular monthly busi
I will not be responsible for any
debts that Mrs. Marian -D. Shield con
tracts after this date, Nov. 23.
WILLIAM D. SHIELD.
T " . Thai only Baking Powder
Made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
Hence Finery More Wholesome Food
Another Good Friend of Rock Island
- V ' '
(Villiam Butterworth, President of Deere & Co., Moline
Deere & Co. are behind the Marseilles Manufacturing company of Mar
seilles, 111., which plans to remove Its plant to Rock Island. Mr. Butter
worth has proved himself a loyal friend of . this city in the negotiations
for the change of the location of the factory.
OPENING OF GAFE
AT HARPER DELAYED
Manager Carl Mueller of the Har
per ha3 found It necessary to post
pone the opening of the New Harper
cafe from tomorrow evening as or
iginally contemplated, until Satur
day evening of this week. Mr. Muel
ler is anxious to have the cafe en
tirely completed before it is thrown
open to the public, and this cannot
be done before Saturday.
The decoration of the cafe is pro
gressing rapidly and the artistic ef
fect is delightful. It will be with
out doubt the most beautiful, most
richly appointed and yet the most
cozy cafe in the three cities.
ANDERSON REPENTS THEFT
Absconding Restaurant Cook Writes
He Wants to Come Back.
Frank Anderson, who was formerly
employed at the Janeg restaurant In
Moline, and worked at night, robbed
the cash drawer of $19 at that place
on Nov. 13 and decamped. A charge
of larceny was preferred against him.
Janes received a letter from him today
which stated that he (Anderson) had
become repentant and wished to como
back and work the sum out, but Janes
refused to listen to this, but will not
prosecute if the money is returned.
Anderson stated In his letter that thi3
was his first offense and he couldnot
explain his reason for doing it.
HINTS FOR THANKSGIVING
Dinner at A. W. Diedrich's Store, 305
Fresh vegetables, tomatoes, Brus
sels sprouts, head and leaf lettuce,
radishes, green onions, egg plant, cu
cumbers, new turnips and carrots
spinach, celery, parsley, cauliflower
and endive. Fresh fruits, Concord,
Malaga, Catawba grapes, fresh pine
apples, grape fruit, navel oranges,
fancy eating apples. New nuts of
all kinds. Sealshlpt oysters.
No Trains -Thursday.
The Burlington road announces that
the local freights running from Rock
Island to Monmouth, Rock Island to
Sterling, and Rock Island to Clinton
will not be run Thursday, Thanksgiv
A Scalded Boy's Shrieks
horrified his grandmother, Mrs. Maria
iayIor of Nebo, Ky., wro writes that,
when all thought he would die, Buck
len's Arnica Salve wholly cured him.
Infallible for Burns, Scalds, Cuts,
Corns, Wounds, Bruises, Cures Fever
Sores, Boils, Skin Eruptions, Chil
blains, Chapped Hands. Soon routs
Piles. 23c at all druggists.
conveyed to food by
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BIG CLUB AFFAIR
Membership to Be Splendidly
SPECIAL TALENT ENGAGED
President Rosenfield Wants to See
All of Business People Get To"
Rock Island ub members are an
ticipating one of the pleasantest social
afTairs in the history of that organize
tion tomorrow evening at the club
house.. There is to be a 75-cent din
ner at 6:30, and each member is per
mitted to invite as his guest a non
member. The program that will follow will
be contributed by William Collins, Chi
cago singer, monologlst and story
teller; George Buhr, Cincinnati, in
strumentalist and singer; Will Trim
ble, the local baritone, and Sandy Bax
ter, professional instructor of the Rock
Island Arsenal Golf club, whose Scotch
imitations have made him famous
throughout this Bection. A concert
program will be given by Bleuer's or
chestra, which has been engaged for
the evening. The dicing room will be
especially decorated for the occasion.
Ought to Be Better Acquainted.
"During , my : administration there
will bo a new entertainment commit
tee each month during the winter sea
son," President W. A. Rosenfield of
the club stated today. "There are
two sides to our organization busi
ness and Bocial. Out of the social
mingling of the membership will grow
a closer relationship and a strengthen
ing of the bonds of Intimacy that will
give the needed impetus to public en
terprises when we tackle them. Our
business men and professional men
and merchants, big and little, ought
to know each. other better. Every one
of them ought to be enrolled in the
membership of our ctub. It has been
a good thing for our city in thg past
It ought to do better in the future.
And it will if the citizens we're all
concerned in this business .of pushing
our community forward get together
in closer relationship. That's the pur
pose of these little entertainments.
They are not money-making affairs.
Far from It. The returns will come
through the channels that I have sug
gested. I sincerely hope that every
member of the club will turn out to
morrow evening, and that each will
bring a friend. The entertainment
committee has planned a program that
one ordinarily would pay a dollar or
more to hear. It will cost those who
attend not a cent.
"We have set out to do things, and
the officers of the club simply want co
operation. We ought to have a new
clubhouse. We will have it if the
members fulfill their obligations."
FEAST THURSDAY AT
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE
Manager Suhler of the Rock Is
land house will gladden the children
of Bethany Home with a special
Thanksgiving turkey dinner to be
served at the Rock Island house.
Thirty-flee children of the home will
feast at the hotel at noon Thursday.
It was always the plan of Manager
Charles McHugh, while he conducted
hotels in Rock Island to give the
children of Bethany Home a Christ
mas dinner. ,
LOCAL OPTION CONFERENCE
Moline Ministerial Union - Appoints
Committee to Talk It Orer.
At a meeting of the Moline Minis
terial union yesterday ; a committee
consisting of three .pastors was ap
pointed to confer with the Rock Island
ministers concerning local option. Tha
Moline ministers wish to know if the
local option question Is to -be present-
ed to the people of the two cities' at
the election next spiing. The Moline
committee consists of Rev. R. F.
Haney, Rev. Thomas Doeney and Retf.
Carl Vengren. The local option ques
tion was discussed informally at the
meeting. It was decided by the union
that the offering given at the Thanks
giving services would be sent to the
sufferers of the St Paul mine disaster
CARRIES OFF CASH
REGISTER; ROBS IT
Moline Police Today Learn of Trick
Turned in That City Sunday
The cash drawer of the City pool
hall, at the corner of Thirteenth street
and Fourth avenue, In Moline, wa3
robbed of Its contents early Sunday
morning. There is a bright electric
light in front of the building and the
interior of the hall is brightly lighted
at night. The robber, who entered the
back door by means of a skeleton key,
picked the register up and carried it
out into the alley at the rear of the
building and took the contents, which
amounted to $5.50. The matter was
not reported to the police till today.
THORPE WILL HELP WIFE
Charge of Abandonment Against Him
Is Accordingly Dismissed.
Arthur D. Thorpe was arrested this
morning on complaint of his wife Bes
sie, who charged him with abandon
ment. The case was brought before
Justice J. H. Cleland for trial, but was
settled out of court. Thorpe agreed
to pay the costs of the case and $3 a
week to his wife and so was released
on his own bond.
DENIES MOVE TO DISMISS
Defense In Carl "Muenter Damage
Suits Begins Offering Testimony.
Judge E. C. GTaves denied a motion
yesterday afternoon in the circuit
court to the effect that he dismiss the
damage suit brought by Carl Muentsr
against tb,e Moline Plow company.
The defense made the motion for dis
missal on the grounds that the evi
dence introduced by the plaintiff was
not sufficient to warrant anv, further
time being given to hear-.lt. The
defense began the Introduction of its
APPLES CHEAP NOW.
Car Located on the C. B. & Q. Track.
Buy your Thanksgiving apples now
while they are eheap. 200 barrels of
apples guaranteed to be good keepers,
$2.10 per barrel or 75 cents per
bushel, three bushels to the barrel.
Come and look at them 'before you
buy. Located on the C. B. & Q. team
track south of passenger depot.
Clairvoyant and Psychic
tion of a most
lic to test her
her the good will of the press and the
people. She gives sensible advice on
all Important matters of life pertaining
to business, law suits, speculations,
changes, marriages, and domestic af
fairs; warns you of coming danger,
trouble and sickness; guarantees satis
faction or accepts no fee. She will give
a test delineation for 25' cents. Hours,
10 i m. to 8 p. m. Located at 1422
Third avenue; first house west of Bap
Many hardships were suffered because of the lack of supplies and provisions but those
days are over. The introduction of the Modern Cash Grocery of which this store is the
Pioneer in this vicinity, has made it possible to buy the best groceries at prices within
the reach of all. We are at it again.
LOOK THESE OVER
6 cans egg plums
6 cans green gage plums
6 cans cor n
. 6 cans tomatoes
6 cans peas ...........
6 cans string beans
6 cans kidney beans'
6 cans baked beans
6 cans pumpkin .......
6 cans assorted soup
6 cans red hot tamales .
6 cans salmon '.
Distributor of the famous Eaco flour, "Always Ail Right." Guaranteed to give the
best, of satisfaction.
A complete line of fresh fruits and vegetables always on hand.
We have a large assortment of dried fruits, nuts,' nut-meats, candied cherries, citron
lemon and orange peel, v
2532 Fifth Avenue.
TO ARE ROLLED
IN BLUE GOOSE
Joachim Studt and John Sever
in, Davenport, Robbed by
$365 IS TAKEN FROM THEM
Women Are Arrested and Each Held
in $2,000 Bond to Grand Jury
Money Not Itecovered.
Joachim Studt and John Severin,
both of Davenport, were robbed of
$3C5 by two colored women in the
Blue Goose, a notorious dive saloon on
First avenue "between Eighteenth and
Nineteenth streets, last night. The
women, who gave their names as Allie
Young and Stella Watking, both charg
ed with robbery, today were held by
Magistrate C. J. Smith to the grand
jury in bond of $2,000 each. Both went
to Jail. The money taken from Studt
and Severin has not been recovered.
Studt and Severin are white men."
They wandered over to the city last
evening to take in the sights. The
Blue Gooee has a reputation in the
"go the limit" circles. It is the hang
out of sporty members of the colored
population. Studt and Severin had
heard of it. So they dropped in.
Several Hoars 'With Women.
The Young and Watkins women are
members of the regular reception com
mittee at the Blue Goose. They im
mediately took Studt and Severin in
tow. TLsre were drinks, and several
hours were hilariously passed.
At 11 o'clock Studt and Severin
thought it time to be on the lookout
for the last car home. They took an
inventory of their cash possessions,
and then it was that simultaneously
they made the discovery that they had
been "cleaned." In the meantime the
women had decamped. Studt had been
relieved of $150 in cash and a check
for $200, while Severin had been sep
arated from $15 in cash.
Melon Cutting with Lorcr,
They went straightway to police
headquarters and related what had
happened to them. Detective James
Brinn took charge of the case, calling
Policeman Arthur Klngsley to his aid.
It was learned that the Young woman,
who Studt had stated "rolled" him,
had gone to Davenport in a cab with
her lover, Joseph Matjoy, a big, burly
negro. The officers had heard before
of the Watkins woman, who lives in
Davenport and operates on this Bide,
and they went to the city on the other
side. The woman was found in her
home. She was in bed when the offi
cers arrived. She protested that sfie
did not know where Matjoy was.
Mntjoy Under Ded.
Officer Klngsley explored the other
rooms. In a room adjoining that oc
cupied by the Watkins woman he saw
a pair of No. 12 shoes protruding from
beneath the bed. They belonged to
Matjoy. The two were taken to this
side of the river. Matjoy, on a charge
of vagrancy, was sent to the county
jail to serve CO days. The women de
clare they did not take Studt's and
Llrenne la Revoked.
Mayor G. W. McCaskrin this af
ternoon revoked the license of the
old Blue Goose saloon and cleaned the
dive out in its entirety.
Licensed to Wed.
Mrs. Evalena M. Skinner . .
John W. Powers
Miss Fero M. Cox
. . F irgo
C ash Grocery
FEAST Anticipating your Thanksgiving
day wants, we have stocked our lar
der with the dainties, delicacies and
delectable eatables of this and other
You'll find the variety sufficient
for a 20-storied appetite and the
prices thankfully right.
Here are a few of our good things
for your convenience:
Heinz mince me't
Heal Shlpt oys
Store open Wednesday evening, clos
ed all day Thursday.
Will Soon Be i
CALL AND MAKE . g
IN FUR COATS
We carry a full stock in
Cony, Mink, Sable, Astra-
chan and Seal.
Fur Sale Now On
ROCK ISLAND, ILL, 4
LOOK FOR THE BEAR g
6 cans mustard eardincs
C cans Eagle lye
6 packages macaroni
.... 6 packages pancake flour
. 6 packages Indian corn flakes
6 bottles vanilla extract
6 bottles lemon extract
6 bottles bluing (quart)
... 6 bottles ammonia (quart)
6 bcttlos olives
. . G bottles catsup (large size)
6 bars Palm olive soap