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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY", FEBRUARY 15, 1910.
! AND CITY AGREE
i ' -
New Franchise Ordinance, Af
I ter Long Battle, Will Prob
ably Be Adopted.
Labor clause eliminated
3ut Company Will Pay Stale AU
Wires in Fire Limits to Go
Vn der g r o u nd .
company shall file with the city clerk
a plan, or drawing, showing the
location and character of the
underground work, and all such work
shall be performed according to said
plan. Said drawing shall show where
each conduit i3 to be laid, location of
manhole or other openings, to gain
access to said conduits. The said plan
or drawing filed herewith shall show
existing and proposed pole lines of the
company, both within and beyond the
fire limits of the city; a copy of said
plan or drawing. Is hereto attached,
made a part hereof, and marked "Ex
All changes in or extensions to ex
isting pole lines not shown upon said
plan cr drawing, shall be done under
the supervision of the street and alley
committee. The grantee herein shall,
to a reasonable degree, change the 1o-
i cation of any pole or poles as may
COMPANY A MAY
Numerical Strength of Local
Military Organization Must
Be Raised at Once.
TIME LIMIT IS EXTENDED
Twenty-fire Recruits Have to lie
Added by March Captain Puna
vin Makes Announcement.
i It is probable that the Rock Island
city council will adopt the following i hereafter be required by said commit
ordlnance at its adjourned meeting tee- . aJ ,
mis evening, thereby ending a legal! ,n""r,,n'" -
cattle extending over a period of four Section 3. Said company shall not
years with the Central Union Tele- j at anv tin ,i n or n(,m moro
-v . . . f.f miv hisrhwavs streets, alleys or
tttZ r"8""n.f ! .P'aT.g ! lanes than : : be necessary to ena- J muster out every company which fail-
limitV .v. 1 Ma it to pi-rionM with proper economy
to so expand its local plant that it will ;
Company A of this city may be
mustered out of the service of the
state unless the members succeed in
adding about 25 recruits to the rolls
of the company by the middle of
Orders were issued last year to
ed to show a strength of S men uy
the work of laying its Jan. l, out tins oraer was reiuanuru i
, .i 3 r. nnil thu pnnir.Qnics Tvhich haI failed i
v. 4 . , , , . conntuis uncus, mains ami "," v v v " -" -
?e ln Position, so it claims, to give a .,, ' ,. v. , .r Hvn until insuwtinn time to
class of service second to none in a , Cllrabrance to remalT1 fPr a longer : recruit up to the required strength, i
caty of similar size: i . . . . p-crV ! At the weekly drill last evening.
. I irillKl Tllfl.ll Lit miv-.u-.,. , - -
au ordinance giving permission to I . t . a mvnp or committee on streets. Captain K.
jme central Union Telephone company, j
H. ' Dunavin was very
alleys and grounds, to do the work : mncn encouraged on acrouiu ui
which said opening shall have! tact mat, an out two oi uie meuiueio
' j w, i . ' Itr w IJ lL'Il cam jiiuiim, -
nd maintain telephone lines in the j been made and shal, pllt lIU and main. of the company reported for drill
vjr w xiuc-K. isiauu, in., ana tor mau(o, a) orh nnenlmr or inouri- i Tins is tbo hest percentage or atiena
l$nd maintain the same over and under
ipurpoae to build conduits, tunnels, brance barriers or lights to prevent
laterals and an underground system, j tfae happenlng of accidents, subject to
;-v w ecu puies iioiu binug rnvpi nf rnmmtt.tca on streets.
And shall put tne
t Section 1. Ri ir nrinorl hr thp i
l j . . ' , dtsturnance. in case w nmur
City council of the city of Rock Island, . d(? or chang;e of the curb lines cf
111., that the Central Union Telephone j street or alley whereon such
i company, its successors or assigns, is j ,pp may have npen pia0ed. the said raise the roster to the required mini
nereoj autnorizea to construct, main- i oll,. c,, ,.anrp anch noles and tier, and CaDtnin Dunavin believes i
7u "7,, u lue Scllue "vtr auu unuer i allevs and grounds. And shall put
the public highways, avenues and al-: ;ion that street disturbed ln
lleys of said city. ! condition as it was before
ance that the company has had at j
a drill for many months and Cap- j
tain Dunavin seized the opportunity '
to tell the guardsmen Just what is j
required of them in order to remain j
in the servk-e of the state. i
KJTort to Increase Router.
A determined effort will be made
between now and inspection time to ;
ore That Does Things
oer tne ivi
ale is On in Full . Force
'tain and operate telephone lines with-
rese' the same to conform to such it will succeed. A military organiza-
ln the city of Rock Island, and to oc-1 0jiarge. at their expense, aa soon as.tion is an adjunct of which the city
.upy bucu uiguwajs, s,lict l?, meuu, j ordored BO to do by the mayor or sain j ought to t)e proud and with the right
lalley3 and lanos and erect therein i
isuch poles, lay and construct such con
idults, underground pipes, laterals, tun
!tie!s and an underground system and
(String such wires and cables overhead
'and through its conduits as may be
necessary, subject to the provisions
hereinafter set forth.
Uniformity in 1'ole.
Provided, that sveh pcUs shall b-;
i erected without materially obstruct
ing: or Impeding the said sidewalks.
on streets, alleys
and kind of encouragement It is thought
plenty of recruits can be lined up.
of Surplun lole.
Sec. 4. Said company shall ron struct telephone company, and the privileges
and place its cnbles in underground , acquired under the said ordinances,
conduits within the present fire limits j shall be subject to any ordinance re
of the city, and shall place no poles, ; lating to the saoie which may be
except distributing nol'. 011 streets passed and enforced under the city"s
in which conduits shall be laid. Pro- police power,
vided. that one (1) duct in said under-, itc-Biii work April t.
round conduit shall be tor tne exciu- Section 11. That the said Central
slve use of the citv of Rock Island, for
.streets, avenues, alleys and passage ; Itg flre alarm and police ratrPi system
'ways; ana, proviaea iiiruier, mat "
,the poles erected by virtue of this
grant shall be of uniform size, as near
ly as may be, and shall bo neatly
trimmed. Within the fire limits all
poles, and beyond the fire limits, all
poles in streets and avenues shall be
. minted some anDropriate color or
'colors. Provided also and further that j nections
! the conduits, underground pipes, later
als tunnels and underground systems.
and all pins and insulators, together
with all labor necessary to pull cablo
through such duct for said purpose,
free of charge, shall be furnished by
said company, and all of said ducts
shall be constructed by said company
with ou'lets so as to allow proper con-
to be made along the cur.)
lt)l lilt' Ult'l ... ...-..
tern within the fire limits. Provided, I
I shall be constructed and laid with . further, that the top cross arms on ,
their necessan- ducts, mains, pipes, j an oi saia poies bi.au uC
manholes distributing poles, and other i with pins and insulators, and reserved i
.appliances required for placing and : for the use of the city, free of charge; ;
maintaining therein wires, cables and j said company to furnish the labor for ;
'other appurtenances, under and j stringing the city's wires at the time j
lupon such highways, streets, avenues, ! of the initial construction work. Pro-;
! alleys and grounds according to a plan j vided. further, that said company shall ;
or drawing mentioned in Section 2 ; eliminate all poles possinie m hev-j
hereof; It being understood that the j enth avenue between Thirtieth and j
modern and customary methods and ' Forty-sixth streets by making joint ar- j
means shall be utilized; that no pole3
shall be placed so as to Interfere with
free access to any property; all un
used or "dead" polos shall be removed
by said company within three days
'after notice t d so DV t?le mayor.
To File Plan of Plant.
rangements with other companies, j
wherever said companies are willing, i
and the same to be done throughout
the city wherever operating conditions j
make the same practical, as suggested j
by the streets and alley emmittee. j
Not more than one (1) cable shall ,
Section 2. Before exercising any of j cross a street at an alley,
the privileges granted hereby, the said Section 5. The Central Union Tele-
1 phone company, its successors or as-
j signs, shall remove Its poles and wires
: from over the highways, streets, alleys
i and lanes and avenues of this city
j within the fire district 12 months after
' the completion of said underground
I system; provided, that said company
J shall construct and maintain such
; poles as are necessary for distributing
to us sunscrioers ana tor tnose re
quired as laterals within said fire dis
trict. Forty Free Intrumen.
Section 6. That the said Central
Union Telephone company, its succes
sors or assigns, during all the tinip
Why You Should
Order of Us:
Largest selection of wool
ens in the tri-cities.
Best dressers wear our
stylish fitting garments.
Only popular priced tailors
in the city.
Keep in touch with the
Our large and increasing
business the past two
and Allen Glpr
for the id's
Jan. 24. .3f
Union Telephone company, its succes
sors or assigns, shall accept this ordi
nance within 30 days after the signing
by the mayor and city clerk, and shall
commence the construction of its un
derground plant and system April 1.
1110; and shall complete and have the
same in successful working operation
within 12 months thereafter.
Section 12. In consideration of the
grants herein contained to said tele
phone company, its successors and as
signs, said company shall within 10
days after the passage and approval
of this ordinance pay unto the city
the sum of $1,000. said sum to be paid
into the oflice of the city clerk.
Section 13. All prior and other ordi
nances, if any there exist, by and be
tween the said city of Rock Island
ar.d the said Ce ntral Union Telephone
company are hereby repealed and an
nulled and cancelled.
Section 14. This grant and all the
rights and privileges herein contained
shall take effect from and after pas
sage and shall terminate April 8, 1933.
J.nbor Feature Arijnntetl.
The local lodge of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
agreed to the elimination from the ord
inance providing stipulating the em
ployment by the company of union
labor and the meeting of all conditions
of the electrical workers' organization,
including the hours of labor, etc., and
in its stead a written agreement, sign
ed by the representatives of the com
pany and the electrical workers' union,
was submitted to the council and ap
proved. There are three copies of the
agreement, one each for the city clerk,
the telephone company, and the elec
trical workers. The agreement is in
effect that the company will pay the
union wage scale, will work its men
nine hours, and pay extra for all over
time, and further that union labor will
The Grandest Display, The Greatest Assortment
Ever massed together in one store is to be seen here. The satisfaction of the severest critic has paid us for all our
efforts to please. We invite your inspection and approval or disapproval. .We want this store to be your store, we
want your opinion. Come attend this great muslin underwear sale. We can please you.
Remember we have a few coats left, that are the great
est values you ever saw, prices
$1.98, 3.98, $5.98, $10.00
Your choice of six styles of 100 gowns for
Some slip-overs and some high neck and
long sleeves, exceptional values, from 10 to 11 a. m.
Our white goods Bargain Lane specialties are trade mak
ers. Crochet bedspreads 79c
Allover embroideries, yard ... 49o
Laces, bolt 6 c
Long cloth, yard 8 c
And many more as great bargains.
We have a small lot of ladies' calf and tan vici kid shoes
to clear out. If we have your size in the lot we can please
your pocket book.
$3.50 ladies' tan blue shoes $2.49
$2.75 ladies tan calf shoes SI. 89
$2.00 misses' tan vici kid shoes $1.69
One lot of $2.50 and $3.00 shoes $1.69
Infants 50c soft soles 19c
$1.75 boys' heavy calf shoes $1.39
Our Beauty Parlors
In charge of MIot
Icy Tlel Is a place of
activity these days.
facial massaee. Chi
ropody a specialty. All
kinds of hair goods.
The place to eat
it shall carry on business, under this j not be discriminated against. A slm
ordinance, shall furnish, free of charge ilar agreement was reached between
to the city of Rock Island for the use the company and the electrical work
of its officers and employes, 30 sets of ers in Davenport.
Two Important C nt-onxlon(.
V. R Mann of Indianapolis, general
solicitor, and C. H. Rottger of Spring
field, state superintendent for the Cen
tral ynion company, together with A.
J. Beverlin, local manager, were pres
ent at the meeting of the city council
last evening! The ordinance wa3 tak
en up and considered by sections. Two
changes suggested by Mayor McCask-
' rin and agreed to by the representa
j tives of the company, were for increas
i ing the cash payment by the company
telephone instruments, to be long dis
tance instruments, connected with the
exchange by metallic circuit for each
instrument and. ln addition, 10 sets
of telephone instruments for the use
of the fire alarm and police patrol sys
tem, wired up as fast as required by
the city; the same shall be kept in
good repair by said Central Union
it-tepnone company ana tne sam in
struments are to be placed at such
location in the city as the board of
aldermen by resolution shall designate.
soon as the ordinance was adopted and j Fifth to Seventh avenues has been
that the rebuilding of the plant would i awarded by the board of public lm
be mshed with all possible speed. Ap- ! provements to the Tri-City Construc
prosimately $200,000 will be expended j tlon company of Davenport. Follow
in Rock Island, increasing the capacity ing were the figures submitted by the
. , ,. i successful bidders:
of the exchange to 4.0n subscribers., I;rick .. $163 ppr square
At present it is serving 2.5T4. All of ! yard ; cement curbing and gutter, 62
the wires in the resilience district are j cents per lineal foot; catch basins,
to be placed in cables. In the past j $40 each: extra excavation, 40 cents
few months the company has strung j per cubic yard.
about 25 miles of cable in the city.
I'ndx l'lKht In the Court.
Four years ago this month Mayor
McCaskrin. then serving his first term,
attempted to chop down some of the
poles of the company in this city,
when their removal was refused by the
company, the contention of the mayor
being that the corporation was doing
business under an invalid franchise.
The circuit court was appealed to by
the company, and an injunction issued
against the officials of the city re
straining them from interference with
the local plant of the company. The
city carried the case to the appellate
court, and there the ruling of the low
er court was sustained. Thus for four
years the situation involving both the
city and the company has been at a
standstill. The members of the city
council practically are unanimous for
the adoptidon of the new ordinance of
the company, wnicn carr.es m il du , pjlt may awakrn Ptrong and, glorified
xtension of its francnise years. If sorno,hinK good be said.
PAVING OF THIRTY-FIFTH
LET SOMETHING GOOD BE SAID.
When over the fair fame of friend cr
The shadow of disgrace shall fall,
Of words of blame, or proof of thus
Ixt something good be said.
Forget not that no fellow yet
May fall so low but love may lift his
Kven the cheek of shame with tears
If something good be said.
TASTES OF BOTH
Commander Peary Gets Fruits
of Triumph and Bitterest
ALL COMES IN SINGLE DAY
Italian Ideographical Society Promises
Medal and Secretary of .Arctic
Washington, Fob. 15. A gold med'il
and the thanks of congress for Robert
K. Deary, discoverer of the north pole,
is contemplated in a bi',1 introduced
today, by Representative Cutler of
Pennsylvania, chairman of the sub
committee which a few days aeo re
ported adversely on the proposition
to make Peary a roar admiral.
pay of a rear admiral, Osbon declar
ed, would have been " a foul blot
on the record.? cf congress and an In
sult to thf navy of the United Plates. '
Name Aumrd, He taj.
"The action of the subcommittee."
says Osbon. "in the matter of 1 -v 1 1
Fngineer Robert F. Perry no:
Peary, for that is an assumed nam
deserves the hearties commend
ation of every American citizen
w!i a!ues Justice end respects th.i
1'nited States navy.
"To have given this selfish egotist,
this braggart, the rank of rear admir
al would have disgusted millions of
our citizens who have no confidence
in this alleged pole hunter and arc
tic fur trader and story teller, v1m
f-.r nearly a quartpr of a century has
been living off the people and a 1
ing under a naval rank to which he
had no legal right, and for which he
should have been severely repri
manded by the navy department long
f link .-it hi Ion n Capital.
Xo gonerous heart
In ways of sympathy; no
may vainly turn
Santiago. Chi! Feb. 15. Dr.
Washington. D. C, Feb. 1 5. Rob-! I'" cleri k A. Cook arrived here last
J ert K. Peary, discoverer of the north ! night from Valdivia. He was ac
ipole. had the unique experience yes- ! companied by his wife. The explorer
lferd.iv of beintr decorated bv a for-1 seemed to he in perfect health, but
of $4,000 instead of $3,500 to the city
Section 7. Ralii mmns!iT atmll
charge Its subscribers in the city of I and fixins the ePiration period of the
Pn TsIah kt,pi tM na it rharirAs I local franchise to correspond with that
. I of the Pnlon Klectric. Telenhono com-I
m umer ciues or me same size ana i . ----- - iT . uii T),-,.,,
nanv. tne date or wnicn is Acrii 8. uwmvjium
Contract for Improvement Let to Tri
City Construction Company.
The contract for the paving with
brick of Thirty-fifth street from
Who can't drink coffee
Without lying awake at night
Find that Postum
Agrees with them perfectly.
The important thing,
of the same character for the same
class of service, as reduced, shall be
reduced In Rock Island; the rates
shall not be Increased for three years.
Section 8. The Central TTnion Tele
phone company, Its successors or as
signs, shall file with the city clerk a
bond for two years to bo renewed for
similar periods thereafter in favor of
the city of Rock Island, in the sum of
$10,00, said bond to be conditioned
that the portion of the streets, lanes
and avenues of the city disturbed by
said telephone company shall bo re
stored to their former condition; also,
to hold the city of Rock Island free
from damage and to compensatw it for
monies expended on account, of acci
dents Incurred or damage caused by
negloct or fault of thn said company,
Us Buoceesors or assigns, its amenta
Or servant, in the coyitruetion and
maintenance of it lines.
Section 10, All proceedings of said
1933. The mayor's position on the
time of expiration was that, making
the time limit of each company cor
respond would aid the city council at
that time in fixing uniform legislation
governing nil telephone concerns do
ing business here at that time. The
$3,500 is to be received by the city to
meet the cost of court litigation with
the company. The additional $500 will
be for the purchase of a modern Are
and police alarm system for the city.
Tho underground system will embrace
the territory between Thirteenth and
Twentieth streets and First and Sev
enth avenues. Alderman Klllnwood
succeeded In getting through a clause
providing for thn removal of unnec
essary poles from Seventh avenue
boulevard and Aldermnn Holzham
mer that the same rule apply to the
The officers of the oompany stated
that material would he ordered a
At least 15 minutes so that
Its flavor and food value
May be obtained.
When made right and taken hot
With good cream and sugar
To suit one's taste
Postum is delicious.
Made of wheat, it contains
No drug or harmful substance.
Try Postum 10 days
While you leave off coffee
With its drug caffeine.
"There's a Reason."
And so I charge thee; by the thorny
And by the cross on which the
And by your soul's hope of fair renown,
lAt something good be said.
James Whit comb Riley.
eign scientific societv and vituperat- oisgustr.i at reir.g met ny tne repre
ed bv a fellow explorer and country- s' r.' itives f-f the newspapers. He
IVian said that he wanted to be left In
Furthermore, it was announced ' T'"are and dorl:r..d absolutely to be
that congress may supply funds with interviewed.
whih the American who has been1 i.r-urr.
farthest north -. ill lead an expedi-i Perlin. Feb. 1 .". Itudolph Frnncke,
tion into the an'arctic seas to lay , who v. as Dr. Frederick A. Cook's
claim to territory discovered nearly ' steward at Kt.nb. opened his lecture
100 years ago by another American, j tour here last night and affirmed hi
and over which no flag has yet been : continued confidence in Cook. Tho
Iaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz
Riegel's liquor store, 2104 Third ave
nue. LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W217.
Let William JoLnson do your tin anC
furnace work. 131C Third avenue.
TrvM. L. EUis. manicurist, in the
llnllnnM Confer Honor.
The Italian Ceographical society
conferred the decoration on Peary.
A cablegram received by Peary last
night from Marquis Capelli, pres
ident of the society, says:
"Council Italian (Jeographical so-
ciety awarded you King Humbert
gold medal on account of your suc
! cessful attempt to reach the north
pole; silver medal Captain Hartieit.
Please wire if accept invitation to
lecture in Rome in May after Lon
Peary promptly replied that he was
highly honored and that he accepted
the medal, lie withheld his acecpt-
i at tendance was small.
rews all tho time
POSTUM CEREAL COMPANY. LTD..
Battle Creek, Mich.
ioDDy at mc tiarpei. j io o p. hi. anrp lf thp invitation to speak in
IT. T. SiemoD wants your tin and Rome, however, for he is in a mean
furnace work. 152C-152S Fourth ave-I ure now subject to the orders of the
nue. i navy department.
Fresh Finnan Iladdie at E. II. j iitnr From o'on.
Clement's grocery, 326 Twentieth j ti,0 house committee on naval af
street. ; fairs, which voted down the propo-
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour ' silion, has received a number of let-
C-'vea for ny wht'nnce ln-k
jutiout to IimIiH found i a food V
!ultia hem the lue of I
ss r w
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuinfc ! t?rs. condemnatory and otherwise, cn I Q
.:.t . : , : i : r
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Good, old fashioned cakes are mada
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods new at your grocer.
Chap-o-lene, the non-sticky lotton.
Best for cbapped. rough and sore skin.
Price 25 cent3. At Thomas drug store.
tneir action, one was received yes
terday from Captain U. P. Osbon. Q
president of the Arctic Club of Amer-jo
lea. which is bitter ln the extreme. &
Captain Osbcn. who championed ; O
the cause of Dr. Cook in the recent ,
t'eary-cooKe controversy, am not
mince words in denouncing Mr.
Court of Honor S" will give a public j p?ary and attributing to him infrac- j i
dance at Beselin's hall Thursday even- j tlon cf practically all the rules of do- S
in:;, Feb. 17. Freed's orchestra,
mission 15 cents.
cency and good taste.
Coldest winter In years.
Coal prices go up.
Now Is the time to have your
windows and doors equipped
with metal. It will reduce coBt
of oral f 1.T.0 per ton.
Try a sample window.
Telephone West 410.
G. E. SCHMID
To have given Peary the rank and ' OOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO