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TSfl ROCK ISi-ANO ARGUS
THURSDAY, JAXtTARY. 6, 1010.
CONTRACT IS LET
FOR ANEW LINE
Bock River Traction Company
Finally Finances Its
ROCK ISLAND TO STERLING
Milwaukee Concern Will Do Con
struction Work at a Total Cost
After years of delay, It Is officially
announced that work on the con
struction of the Rock River Traction
company's electric line between Rock
Island and Sterling is to be undertak
en the present year. Joseph Wright,
president of the company, gave out
the information yesterday m at Ster
ling that a contract for the building
of the road had been awarded to the
Northwestern Construction company
of Milwaukee, whose bid is given as
$62,000 per mile.
As the road will be approximately
62 miles long, it will cost 1.24 0,000.
Preferred stock will be issued in the
sum of $600,000, drawing seven per
Here In 1912.
According to Mr. Wright, the ne
gotiations have been closed and the
line will surely be built this year.
Next year, he says, the line from
Prophetstown to Geneseo will be
built and in 1912 the company will
build from Geneseo to Rock Island.
' He states also that engineers will
arrive next Monday to make prelim
inary plans for the construction and
that the actual work will start as
soon as the weather clears up and
Financing: Slow Work. J
The Sterling-Rock Island line has :
been hanging fire for a number of
years, nothing definite being done be- j
cause arrangements for financing the
preposition could not be made. Mr. j
Wright now claims that these ar- j
rangements have been completed.
from 13 to 16
BEYOND THE SEA.
Beyond the sea the lion ceases roaring.
On Africa's coral strand,
A respite glad his health is now re
storing. For Teddy leaves his land.
Beyond the sea the jungle monkeys
And say that things look bright;
The tiger, gnu, rhinoceros don't scatter
And refuge take in flight.
Beyond the sea there's much contented
The wild hyena laughs;
The elephant has rrumpheted: "No
And no more photographs!"
ALL FAVOR SEWER
Right of Way Secured for West
Division of Seventh Ward
START WORK IN SPRING
lrviarations Now Under Way to Ob
tain Consent of Frontage for
the East Section.
Beyond the sea the tom-toms are a-
Farewell to Theodore;
All Africa with business is now a
Dried up the trail of gore.
Me will not change for monkeys, Hons,
The empire of the west,
Sweet Oyster Bay's cool plungs for tor
Th1 man who knows no rest.
Walter Beverley Crane in Life,
COLDEST OF THE WINTER;
Minimum Temperature This Morning ;
Was x Below Zero.
A minimum temperature of 1 2 be-;
low zero reached early this morning j
was the lowest point attained by the
mercury this winter. At 7 a. m. the :
reading was 11 in the tower of the j
federal building in Davenport, where
observations are officially taken for
this vicinity. In the street here the i
Ieaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone Wr247.
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 5344.
Pictures and artistic picture framing
to order. L. S. McCabe & Co.
Dr. G. D. Shoop, the eye man, new
office: 405-6 Peoples bank building.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 131C Third avenue.
H. T. SieinoD wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Chap-o-lene, the non-sticky lotion.
Best for chapped, rough and sore skin.
Price 25 cents. At Thomas drug store.
McRobert Bros, livery, feed and
sales stable, 1C11 Fourth avenue, has
large bob sleds for sleighing parties,
good sleighs and rigs of all kinds.
City Engineer Wallace E. Treichler
announces the completi6n of the right
of way for the west section of the pro
posed Seventh ward sewer system, and
there is nothing now to hinder the in-
j auguration of construction work in the
spring. The owners of the property
seem pretty well satisfied with the
reasonableness of the cost of the im
provement, considering its benefits to
the district to be taken care of and the
Lack of sewerage facilities In the
east end ward have been keenly felt
since that section of the city has be
gun to develop so rapidly in popula
tion. Many Sfw Fnmlllen Coming.
Further increase can be r,ri with
the establishment the comiry summer
of the Moline Plow companj Monitor
drill plant on the Gordon tract. Here
buildings costing $C5O,000 are now be
ing erected for the accommodation of
the factory, which is to be moved here
from Minneapolis. It will mean an ad
dition to the city of at least 1,000
families. They must have homes, and
Liiir ii v: 1 1 win t 1 c 1 living in
close proximity to their employment.
This means that they will seek homos
in the Seventh ward. The drift of set
tlement of necessity will be toward the
hill section. Hence the urgency of 'the
installation of the new sewer system,
I Once Drfeatnl.
j Several years ago an ordinance was I
I passed for the building of a sewer !
I system in the east division of the
ward. The preliminaries progressed
to the point of confirmation of the as
sessment roll in the county court.
Here an obstacle in the form of oppo
sition of owners of property was en
countered, and the consequence was
that the improvement was defeated
temporarily, the court sustaining the
contention of the objectors that the
assessed cost was excessive. Since
then the people have learned to appre
ciate more the advantages of sewerage
facilities, and now they are ready o
accept the improvement and bear their
share of the expense.
Thus the city engineer and the alder
men of the " ward. Messrs. Ellinwood
and Borst, are making preparations ro
undertake the securing of a right ot
way in the east division, which em
braces the territory from Thirty-eighth
to Forty-sixth streets. They do not
anticipate any opposition! There
should be none. The east division,
for which all the right of way has been
signed, embraces the territory between
Thirtieth and Thirty-eighth streets. It
is hoped that the entire Seventh ward
sewer system will be completed the
JUSTIFIED IN HUNT FOR
COL. ASTOR'S YACHT
Congressman Mann Says 50 People
Were Aboard the
Said Capital for New Gales-burg-Rock
Island Line Is
SHORTEST ROUTE OF ALL
Construction Will Be Pushed With
out Any Interruptions, Say
Galesburg, 111., Jan. 6. Attorney
Walter C. Frank has concluded his
work of filing in the various counties
that the interurban line from hern to
Washington, Jan. 6. Vigorous de- Rock Island will traverse the mortgage
fense of the revenue cutter service I on the proposed road In the sum of
was made in the house todav by Mann j $1,500,000, and is once more at home.
of Illinois when the resolution calling ,He brings the information that the
ueaaquaners or me new line will De
Galesburg and not Rock Island, this
change having been just determined
on. The counties through which the
road will pass are Knox, Warren, Mer
cer and Rock Island, and the mortgage
is now in the circuit clerk's office of
all four counties and all the prelim
inary financial work has been accom
plished. Con Oil en t Regarding; Line.
for Information as to what amount had
been expended in the effort to locate
Astor's yacht several weeks ago was
reported by the committee. Fifty
people were aboard that yatch and it
was in an effort to rescue them that
the expense was incurred, said Mann.
Washington, Jan. 6 "Show us why
the treasury department sent vessels
to search for Colonel John Jacob As
tor's missing seagoing yacht some
! Mr. Frank is very confident that the
virtually asks the house : ijne will be built. All the indications
committee on expenditures in favor-1 are that work will be begun on the
ably reporting the Hardwick resolution j construction just as soon as the weather
of inquiry. The measure Mr. Hard- will permit in the spring. This is the
wick hopes to bring up in the house to- j assurance that Mr. McWhinney writes
day asks the secretary of the treasury to Mr. Frank after his stay in New
what action, if any, was taken by the lork, where he spent several weeks
the Rock Island-Galesburg line Is byl
far the most direct and that it is a
better line for the people along the
way than the Rock Island Southern.
As for the running time, the time
of the regular trains will be 1 hour bC
minutes for the trip, including all
stops, while there will be a number of
limited trains with a schedule of n
hour and a half.
The citizens of Galesburg feel with
out question that the construction of
this line will be of very large benefit
to this city.
GRAFT INQUIRY AT JOLIET
Supervisors, Ktlitors and Abstractor
Subpoenaed by Grand Jury.
Joliet, 111., Jan. 6. Subpoenas have
been served on the members of the
board of supervisors, the editors of the
Herald and News, and Charles Hos
sack, abstracter of the Joliet Title and
Trust company, requiring them to ap
pear before the grand jury Saturday,
when charges of bribery in connection
with the tract index system will be in
vestigated. It was alleged that undue
influence was used on several mem
bers of the board to prevent the index
from being established in the county.
HARVARD LECTURER AT 11
revenue cutter service to discover the
whereabouts of Colonel Astor's yacht,
and what was thus expended.
financing the project.
The $1.90O,(H0 will build and equip
the road so that there will be no need
of stopping construction on account cf
President Helps Orphans. j lack of funds. Said Mr, Frank: "The
Hundreds of orphans have been j moment that the first dollar on con
helped by the president of the In-1 struction is spent from that time to
dustrial and Orphan's Home at Ma-i the completion of the road the work
con, Ga., who writes: "We have used will continue, for there will be with
Eleetric Bitters in this institution for j the spending of the first dollar the
nine years. It has proved a most ex-!funa!4 available for the building of the
cellent medicine for stomach, liver j jr.e."
and kidney troubles. We regard it j With many such enterprises there -s
as one of the best family medicine? ; more or leSs dpay on .account of the
on earth." It invigorates the vital shortage of funds, but this will not be
organs, purifies the blood, aids di-;tho case with this ljne and the indi.
gestion. creates appetite. To strength- ;r?(ion, are that lhe line will be in
en and build up thiu, pale. weakinnor!1,lni, ,,..
i. ; i i . . . . j i : . i i 1 - ....
riiuuicu ul iuii-uuwii p'uy u una iki
equal. Best for female complaints.
Only 50 cents at all druggists.
Mathematical Prodigy Give Views of
Fourth Dimension Mysteries.
Cambridge, Mass.. Jan. C. William
J. Sidis of Brooklyn, a mathematical
prodigy whose intellectual attainments
enabled him to enter Harvard univer
sity as a special 6tudent last fall, al
though he is only 11 years of age, ad
dressed the Harvard Mathematical
club last night upon the subject of
"Four Dimensional Bodies."
For over two hours Sidis entertained
100 students and professors In higher
mathematics with his views of the
mysteries of the fourth dimensions.
Danville Militiamen Who Per
sist in Missing Drills Are
SETS EXAMPLE FOR STATE
Other Organization Including Thoe
of This City May Compel Mem
bers to Attend Practice.
That it is possible to force attend
ance at drills from the members of
such military organizations as ar
under control of the state or govern
ment vaj proven last Monday even
ing at Uanville when the commander
of Lattery A, I. M. G., bad nine of
the members of the battery arrested
and tried oefore a summary court on
the charge of having failed to at
tend drill and of having neglected the
A summary court is a step below
the court martial. Some of the cul
prits had been absent from drill as
many as 17 times. All nine who
were arrested plead guilty to the
charges against them and all were
assessed light fines which they were
required to pay on penalty of serv
ing them out in the county Jail, a
penalty which is within the jurisdic
tion cf the summary court. War
rants for the arrest of several oth
er members of the battery are out
and when they are served the pris
oners will be given trials similar to
those held Monday.
Loral Militiamen Beware.
There are several members of
Company A and the naval reserve of
this city who apparently enlisted
merely for the privilege of wearing
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours. a uniform on holidays when every-
T. J. Blackmore, of Haller &lone can see them and who rarely at
Blackmore, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A j tend drill at the regular drill times,
short time since I procured a bottle Captain E. H. Dunavin of the com
of Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma-pany has threatened several times to
tism. It got me out of the house: bring his neglectful members before
in 24 hours. I fk to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism Is
such a court in order to teach them
that the act of enlistment meant
somethinjj to them, but a : vt he has
the only medicine that did me any ! never had any of them arrc-ied. The
By way of comparison, some of the
facts relating to the new line are in-
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a ; teresting. The length of the line from j
very valuable medicine for throat ! here to Rock Island is but 48 S-lu
and lung troubles, quickly relieves j miles. The Rock Island Southern ex
and cures painful breathing and a I tension 'to Monmouth is 50 3-10 miles
dangerously sounding cough which! long. The distance from Rock Island
indicates congested lungs. Sold by ! here by the Rock Island Southern route
nil druggists. ! is CS.4 miles. It will thus be seen that
good. I had five of the best phy
sicians in the city, but I received
very little relief from them. I know
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism
to be what It Is represented and take
pleasure In recommending it to oth
er poor sufferers." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island and Gust Schlegel & Son. 120
West- Second street, Davenport.
Herewith I recall the notice against
my wife. F. O. L.EITHNER.
precedent established at Danville
mav cause the same means to
adopted by other organizations
throughout the ptate to get the shirk
ers to attend drills.
Does This Mean You?
Indigestion. Knur stomach, constipa
tion thfn hp.iflfiche. backache and a
preneral minrrable feeling:. Do you know
that tho pasant herb tea L.ane'a Fam
ily Medicine, will remove all these
troubles almost Immediately? If you
do not know It. Ret a package today at
anv druRl!"t' or dealer " (25 centa),
ard you will be glad we told you.
THE STORE THAT DOES THINGS
fwgJHiMHi- w''BigfltWM ' mvwnmmwj-i.2KwvslU l,.J',.l'J 1
A Genuine January Clearing. We Positively Undersell on Everything.
Magnificent Bargains on High Quality Merchandise.
NG ON EVERY ITEM BOUGHT
25, 33, and Even 50 and More
On many items appeals to the purse and opens tip the strong box. These are positively the grandest and most comprehensive bargains that the tri-cities have ever enjoyed. .. Our customers are
enthused about this sale and we are enthused because it means a cleaning out of all our winter goods, altough many are sold below cost, but our new store must bekept up to the highest standard
and no goods carried over from one season to another. We figure that our loss is the smallest and deep swift cutting is the keynote to our success in always having new, bright and up to date
goods on hand in their respective seasons. Now is the time. Tomorrow may be top late to get the dress, coat or furs that you admired before Christmas at a much higher price. The same rule ap
plies to all parts of the store. A discount or special price on everything. -
I of til'J
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of til- low
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$4.98 1"" ,S1K tran--ft
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Seaiskiri; t ! rived
1 a ru'e of p.-o-$298.00:"lartmentK
rved tho repri-
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ton. Jan. 7. WI'U the
gi to-lay it was expected Chr.lr
ilzell of th nil' c?mmlttr
"make an effort to spcir nnanl-
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Continued On Page Tin.)
Piece Tea Set
20 Per Cent
25 Per Cent
33 1-3 Per
20 Per Cent
33 1-3 per cent
25 Per Cent
25 Per Cent
50 Per Cent
33 1-3 per cent
A Cleaning Out Best 6-Cord 20 Per Cent No More Trad- 50 Per Cent Fresh Bargain 29c Big ' Friday
of All Machine Discount ing Stamps Discount Each Day in . Silks, Worth Reductions oe Drifts0 worth
Winter Thread on After on Bargain a Great Deal in uprtoSe$825.oo.
Goods. 3c Rugs April 1 Wall Paper Lane More Laces For $9.98
THIS GREAT SALE ENDS SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1910.