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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, .TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1910.
Lease Is Taken on' the Former
Young & McCombs Res
taurant qn Fourth Floor.
WIL MOVE COMING WEEK
X111 Serve Organization Membership
- Pending the Erection of
The Best building Is to be the home
f the Rock Island Club pending the
Brection of new quarters for that or
ganization, a lease having been enter
ed into with Young & McCombs for
the occupancy for a period of a year
of that portion of the building pre
viously devoted to their restaurant. It
Is on the fourth floor. The club will
take possession . Immediately, and ex
pects to be quartered In the new loca
tion during the coming week.
The selection was made at a meet
ing of th.e board of directors of the
club last evening, all of the members
concurring in the recommendation of
the location committee, of which C. R.
Nourse was chairman. The directors
are W. A. Rosenfleld, H. E. Curtis, C
R. Nonrse, Dr. Louis Ostroxn, Leopold
Simon. H. H. deaveland., F. M. Riggs,
Gus Tegeler. H. E. Cast eel and F. W.
Bowllac Alter Only Mt tug rettin.
Young & McCombs allow the dub the
use of the kitchen equipment and floor
carpeting. Aside from the kitchen the
club will have the use of the cafe, the
large dairy loach room and a email
room adjoining the latter. The dab
will move its billiard and pool tables
to the new quarters and such of the
furniture as will be needed. The only
feature now enjoyed In the Sixteenth
street home that will not be afforded
In the temporary home la the bowling
alley. Elevator service will be main
tained for the accommodation of the
club members in the building at night.
The Royal Neighbors of America are
to be given possession of the present
Rock Island Club home May 15.
BIG DEBT IS MET
BY OLD COUNCIL
Bills Aggregating $ 3 4 , 6 4 9 . 4 7
Allowed Before Sine Die
FLOWERS - FOR MEMBERS
Mayor Announces Having Signed Tri
City Railway Ordinance Two
Before its sine die adjournment
last evening, the old city council al
lowed bills aggregating $34,649.47.
The amount included salaries and
municipal obligations on which pay
ments had long been deferred owing
to a lack of funds. The bills allow
ed, with the exception of $4,414.22
charged against the waterworks fund
will be met by the saloon license rev
enue for the six months beginning
Alderman McNealy, for the retir
ing waterworks committee, recom
mended, that the petition of the di
- rectors of the German Lutheran
school, Twelfth avenue and. Thirty
sixth street, for a water rebate, be
referred to the new waterworks com
mittee. The report was adopted. A
resolution offered by Alderman Borst
Instructing the board of local im
provements . to grade Thirty-fifth
street, Fourteenth to Eighteenth ave
nues, and, that $1,200 to be taken
from this year's appropriations, be
-allowed for the work, was referred
to the new council.
The annual reports of several of
the city officials were received, and
ordered printed in pamphlet form.
Upon motion of .Alderman Frick a
rising vote of thanks was extended
the retiring members . of the council.
Parting Words by Mayor.
In this connection Mayor G. W.
McCaskrln referred briefly to the
pleasant relations that existed be
tween the members of the council
and himself. Some of the most im
portant matters in the history of the
city had been considered, and intelli
gently so.. The aldermen had shown
devotion and sincerity in their work,
and they deserved the gratitude of
the entire city. They labored with
the single . view of . benefiting the
whole community, their slogan hav
lng been for a greater Rock Island
The council had handicaps, parties
larly that of finances, but it had
done . remarkably', well, despite its
lack of money to do business. This
had not interfered with the carry
ing forward of public improvements,
nor with other works incident to the
proper administration of - the affairs
of the city. ,
The mayor announced he- had re
turned the ordinance of the Tri-City
Railway company to the city clerk
with his signature attached, having
done so after he had secured from
the company, its agreement to amend
the ordinance, meeting the desires
of the mayor in reference to the la
bor arbitration clause and the Thirty-eighth
. street grading improve
ments The mayor stated that the
amendments to the ordinance would
be offered at the meeting of the
council next Monday evenlng?
Ncw Council Take Hold.
. On the reconvening of the coun
cil, there were brief remarks called
for from the. new members, the re
tiring aldermen having said their
farewells before the sine die adjourn
ment. Carl Naab. the new member
from the Second, was the favored
one in the floral display sent by his
friends, his desk having been piled
several feet high with huge bouquets
Also there were bouquets on the
desks of Arthur O. Huff, First; James
C. Simser, Third; George L. Schmid,
Fifth; John T. Stephens, Sixth and
John G. Leaf. Seventh.- The alder
men had remembered the mayor with
a spray of roses which had been
placed on his desk before the meet
ing. The members who retired from
the council were Frank Blochlinger,
First; John Carse, Second; Frank
Lawler. Sixth and T. J. Ellinwood,
The mayor announced that he
would name his standing committees
for the year at the meeting the com
ing Monday. At that time, he said,
he would have his inaugural message
The city clerk suggested it would
be advisable, owing to the large
charge that had been made against
the anticipated revenues, to have the
annual appropriation ordinance con
sidered during the present week in
order that it might be passed at the
Monday evening meeting. In con
formity with this suggestion, the
council voted to meet Friday even
ing in committee of the whole to con
sider the appropriation ordinance.
Railway Company Host.
At 6 o'clock the members of the
council, both old and new, were
guests of the Tri-City Railway com
pany at a dinner at the New Harper.
J. G. Huntoon, general superintend
ent, represented the company. There
were a number of brief talks, in
which the council was congratulated
on its record for the year, and re
grets expressed at the retirement of
some of the more active members
of that body.
W. H. Reek, president of the Rock
island Baseball association, extended
an invitation to the council to at'
tend the opening Three-Eye game on
the home grounds Saturday. The
council voted to go to the game as a
KILLS SELF WHILE
ON HIS WAY HERE
Young Man Supposed to Be Louis
Koell Commits Suicide on Rock
Island Train at Waterloo.
Waterloo, Iowa, May 3. A young
man, apparently 25, bearing a bank
book containing the name of Louis
Koell, stabbed himself to death
through the heart in a Rock Island
passenger train at Waverly Junction
last night. His ticket showed he
was traveling from Minneapolis to
Davenport, Iowa. The body was
taken off at Waterloo. The bank
book showed $155 on deposit in the
Security bank of Sioux city. The
man was about six feet in height and
had light hair.
PERSONAL POINTS. '
Captain W. H. Schriver is visiting
with relatives In Reynolds.
H. M. Barry of Santa Barbara, Cal.,
is in Rock Island for a brief visit, and
is registered at the New Harper.
Hon. James Smith, Jr., of New Jer
sey, u visiting with friends in Rock
Island, and is registered at the New
Miss Marie Jensen returned last
night after visiting five months-with
her sister. Mrs. A. B. Hansen, at Mon
rovia, Cal., and her brother, Harold
Jensen, atLos Angeles, Cal. "
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wilcox, who have
been spending the winter in southern
Alabama, left last evening fr their
nome in, Minnesota, after spending
few days with their daughter, Mrs
Arthur A. Burt, in South Heights.
HOLT NAMED INSPECTOR
Will Represent City I hiring Installa
tion of New Filter Plant.
Orrin S. Holt, has been appointed
by Mayor G. W. McCaskrin as in
spector on the new mechanical filter
plant in course of installation at
Reservoir park. Mr. Holt has super
intended the construction of many
of the large bildings in this vicinity
and elsewhere, and is considered a
most competent man for the place
he has been selected to serve for the
Wesley T. Whitehead.
Wesley T. Whitehead, a veteran of
the civil war, died yesterday at his
home in Hampton. He had been in
decjlning health for nearly a year and
oearast the last three weeks. He was
born in England May 5, 1847, and
came to America when 6 years of age
He was married in Manhattan, Kan.,
Aug. 25, 1870, to Miss Mary E. Buffum,
who survives with the following chil
dren: Mrs. Lillian Johnson, William
Whitehead, Mrs. Mabel Ploog, Mrs.
Ruey Peterson, all of Hampton, and
Hiram Whitehead of Rock Island. Mr.
Whitehead was commander of the
Grand Army post at Hampton.
The funeral service will be at 2 to
morrow afternoon from the Methodist
church .in Hampton,- with burial in
Health Records Moved.
Dr. Albert N. Mueller, city health
commissioner, spent yesterday in re
moving the records cf the health de
partment from the office of the citj
clerk to his own office in the Robinson
building.- Formerly the reports have
all been filed with the city clerk, ne
cessitating much extra work for him.
Hereafter all reports from physicians
and surgeons of births, deaths, con
tagious diseases and other matters
will be filed with Dr. Mueller at his
office. ! .
BAD NEGRO SHOT
BY A BARTENDER
Roy Porter, Missourian, Carry
' ing a Bullet in His
STARTS TROUBLE AT BAR
John Buckaloo, Employe of 'Saloon,
Finally Exhausts Patience and
Fires Xo Prosecution.
Roy Porter, a negro hailing from
Missouri and known to only a few of
his 'race in this city was shot in the
neck last night by John Buckaloo, a
barkeeper in a saloon. at Jtfinth street
and ninth avenue ot which Joe Thom
as is proprietor. The shooting oc
curred after some trouble in the sa
loon which had caused4 the barkeeper
to order the negro out of the place.
The latter, who has served time in
Missouri, and has a reputation there
as a "bad nigger," was in an ugly
mood, and he gave the impression
that he was. going to shoot at the bar
keeper, buckaloo was arrested and
tried before the -police magistrate on
a charge of assault with latent to
commit murder, but the case against
him was dismissed after the evidence
had been heard. The trial took place
LooklaaT foT Trouble.
"The negro had spent the greater part
of .the day at the saloon. He gave the
impression he was spoiling for trou
ble. During the afternoon he seated
himself at a card table, but ob
jected to the cards which were giveg
him, saying that they were cheap, and
that if they were the best the estab
lishment could afford he would buy
some . himself . The wife of the pro
prietor was tending bar and she ad
vised him that if be didn't like the
cards and the place he could get out
and go elsewhere. He continued
growl. After supper Buckaloo went
on duty behind the bar and trouble
soon started again. Porter and a col
ored friend walked up to the bar
and the friend asked for a drink which
was given him. Buckaloo then asked
Porter what he wanted and the negro
replkd, "You didn't hear me ask for
anything did you?" An argument start
ed which ended in Buckaloo ordering
the regro out of the saloon.
Regular Battle Starts.
Porter refused to go. Buckaloo
started after him with a bottle of or
ang3 cider, and 'porter left in a hur
ry. He stuck his head back in the
door and Buckaloo hurled a beer glass
at him. The negro inmates of the
place thereupon warned the barkeeper
to look out for Porter, as he was a bad
man and had already killed several
men. The bartender said he guessed
he would prepare to defend himself in
this ase and he got out a revolver
and laid it back of the bar where it
wouloSbe handy. Three different times
the negro poked his head in the door
and each time he was met with a beer
lass. Then suddenly he lumped clear
inside the door and put his hand be
hind him as though he was about to
draw a revolver. The barkeeper beat
him to it, however, and shot first,
whereupon Porter jumped out again
A minute later he appeared at a win
dow which he kicked in and again a
shot was fired at him, this time the
bullet taking effect, though apparently
Police Are Called.
The police were called and Officers
Frankhauser, Kinney and Furlong hur
ried to the 6cene of the trouble. After
learning what had happened, ther se
curd information from some of the
negroes as to the whereabouts of Por
ter, and Kinney and Furlong set out
to get him. They landed him without
much trouble, though he made threats
or chasing them into the river." At
the time he was caught he was staud
ing In front of a mirror in a house
on Eighth street, trying to extract the
bullet which had lodged in his neck
After being taken to the station, his
wound was dressed and an unsuccess
ful attempt made to locate the bullet,
Buckaloo la Releaaert.
A warrant was sworn out for the ar
rest of Buckaloo and he was brought
into the police station this morning
and arraigned before Police Magistrate
C. J. Smith. A number of the negroes
who were in the saloon at the time of
the shooting were called upon for tes
timony, as was also the saloonkeeper
and the defendant. The latter was
represented by C. J. Searle and H. M.
Schriver appeared for the state. It
was upon motion of the state that the
case against Buckaloo was dismissed.
There being no charge against tii,
negrj he was released al30 and fir-nish-Jd
with transportation to Clintn.
where he has relatives.
Thloka lie la Done For.'
Porter is of the opinion that the
shot which he "received will result Jn
his death. He refused to remain here
for further probing for the, bullet, as
he fa&id that it was useless and that
he wished to see his relatives in Clin
ton before the end comes. He claims
the bullet is in his left lun and that
he has only a short time to live. The
physician who attended him thinks
differently, however, and no objections
were raised to his leaving the city at
MEMBERS TOGO BE-
FORE GRAND JURY
(Continued from Page One.)-'
issued for these witnesses as soon as
their names have been obtained.
Attorney General William A. Stead
offered his services to SUte's Attorney
Burke in a letter saying that while he
had no authority himself to act, he
would lend all,' the assistance in his
power. Burke has made no statement
as to his plans, but believes the in
vestigation should be conducted here.
W'mu Offered 910,000. "
Champaign, 111., May 3. Representa
tive Joseph Carter of Champaign coun
ty, yesterday declared that he had
been indirectly offered $10,000 by a
lobbyist to kill a bill, although he
though the matter was a joke, being a
newcomer in the legislature. Mr. Car
ter y ithheld the name of the man who
made the proposition'. Representative
Carter is a retired superintendent of
schools and a man of. high standing
not given to sensational utterances. He
"I have no doubt that Representative
White's story Is true, or in the main
true. Of course some of it may bt
false or misconceptious. Why, the
matter did not -appear so much of a
secret. It was openly talked about
in terms which did not say that such
& person got such a sum of money, but
that money was coming and going out
of certain bills that were pending.
How It Waa Offered.
"One day a member remarked 'Car
ter, ; you were offered $10,000 to help
put through a pending bill.' I laughed
and told him that was nonsense. Then
he recalled the fact that a lobbyist
had told me he would give $10,000 to
Tiave a certain bill killed. I recalled
that the lobbyist had made the remark
very innocently, as I thought. My
fellow member said 'Carter, you are
green. You wouldn't know a bribe if
you met it in an elevator.' '
MEN TURNED BACK
Strikebreakers Prom Rock Isl
and Intercepted at
UNION EFFORTS EFFECTIVE
Tyrannical Conditions Said to Exist
at the Purington Brick
Galesburg, 111., May 3. (Special.)
Strike breakers sent here yesterday
morning for relief in the - Purington
brick strike were intercepted at the
corner of Main and Seminary streets
and induced to return to Rock Island
by members of the union.. Early
morning pedestrians saw a large
crowd around the Doyle brothers cor
ner and the men succeeded in In
ducing, the strike breakers to stay
away from the yards..
The recent importations of men to
break the strike has resulted in the
following circular from local Brick
makers union 242 which was printed
on a hand bill and sent out to nearby
towns by the organized labor, forces:
"Laboring menwanted to know that
a strike is on at?, the Purington brick
yards at Galesburg, III. April 13 450
men went out on a strike against the
unjust and tyrannical conditions ex
isting at the Purington brick plants,
which had become so unbearable that
even the few strike , breakers hired
leave in a day or two after accepting
employment. Misrepresentation has
been usc-d to 'secure men, and unless
you want to be a slave, stay away
from Galesburg and help us win our
strike for better conditions."
Newa From the Union.
Members of the union claimed they
had been successful in inducing men
sent here by a contractor 'named Gray
of Dsvenport to return to their homes
without ioing to the yards and help
ing the company officials in loading
brick. These men it is claimed went
back to Davenport without going to
the yards. Union forces .also announc
ed that they had succeeded in getting
four more men to leave the service j
of the company and join the union, j
Porter Banty of East Galesburg j
was "placed under bonds of $200 be
fore an East Galesburg Justice of the
peac3 Saturday. He was able to give
bonds 4n the amount named and was
released. Banty was charged with
carrying concealed weapons in going
to and from his work at the brick
yards. It is said that the weapon
which he carried was a revolver ana
his arrest was effected by Marshal
John Ward of East Galesburg. The
affair created quite a little excitement
in East Galesburg.
IN FLAT BUILDING
Money and Jewelry Stolen from the
Apartments of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Riggs.
The apartmenU of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Riggs. in the Sala flats, .Nine
teenth street and Fourth avenue,
were entered by a burglar during
last night. A number of valuables
and a 6mall sum or money were tak
en. The robber selected a diamond
ring, an opal ring and a stick pin in
which there was a pearl and an ame
thyst, and after appropriating them
managed to get out of the place with
out his presence having been discov
ered. The robbery was not suspect
ed until this morning. It was re
ported to the police.
Drunkenness is no long-er considered
erime: eminent scientists and Dhvst-
cians have asrreed that it is a disease
and must be treated as such.
U The home treatment that has been
used for a number- ot years, and is
highly successful, is Orrine. It is sold
under a positive guarantee that if it
does not effect a cure your money will
be refunded. "When desiring- to prlve
secretly purchase Orrine No. 1, and if
patient will take treatment Orrine No.
2 should be a-iven. Orrine coats but $1
per box. Mailed-- on receipt of pre.
Write for free booklet on "Drunken
ness." The- Orrine Company, 761 Or
rine building-. Washington. D. C. Sold
In this city by Harper House. Pharmacy.
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Tea, Coffee and Crockery Sore
We are the only tea store in the city that gives "S. & H." green trading stamps and
we give as many stamps on one dollar purchase as some give on a ten dollar purchase.
If you do believe it try a dollar purchase and we will convince you. Our teas are the
.choicest pickings from the first crop and our coffees are fresh roasted each week.
rm S. & H. Stamps with one
Y(j can of Bartlett Bros.'
Baking Powder for 50 c.
rr S. '& H. Stamps
Jd) one pound coffee
1 s- S. & H. Stamps
ID one pound coffee
U.S. & H. Stamps
one pound coffee
try S. & H. Stamps
X.JU one pound coffee
Present this coupon at our
store with a $1.00 cash pur
chase and get 15 stamps
free. Not good after May 14.
Tea, Coffee and Crock
1818-1826 Third Avenue.
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Wmwi Wm 1M
RAIL VICTIM IS
A KEWANEE MAN
James Desmond the Unfortun
ate Mangled in the Silvis
WIFE AND SEVEN CHILDREN
Had Been Working as Plasterer in
Moline and Had Started for
New York City.
James Desmond, a journeyman
plasterer, with a wife and seven chil
dren in Kewanee, was the unfortun
ate whose mangled body was found
lying alongside the Rock Island
tracks at the eastern limlU of the
Silvis yards early yesterday morning.
The rtmiains were identified .by
three friends of -the deceased last
evening at the Rose underUking
rooms in Moline. The men did not.
leave their names. They said they
had been associating with Desmond
since he came to Moline a few weeks
ago. They were strangers.- The
widow has been notified and the body
will be sent to Kewanee for burial.
Desmond had been employed by
James Britt, a 72 4 Seventeenth ave
nue, Moline, a plastering contractor.
According to his friends, the four
men had been together the greater
part of Sunday. They had drunk
Makes Pi-ophede Remark.
Desmond, Just before they separ
ated for the night, said that he was
planning to go east, to New York city
probably. He told his friends he ex
pected to beat his way on the rail
roads, but seemed to have a premon
ition of death when he told them that
If anything did happen to him no
one would ever know who the vic
tim was, as it was his intention to
All Ladies' and
All Ladies' Fine
All Ladies' $6 New r CSQ.
Spring Jackets .... .Z70
All Ladies' $3 Prin- A Q
cess Dresses for. 1 , JL f's
All Ladies' and O O Q
Misses' $5 Skirts. . -tt."0
rr S. & H. Stamps with S. & H. Stamps with
JX) one bottle extract a. one pound package
at 20c soda 10c
r S. & H. Stamps wiMi s. & H. Stamps . with
JL vl six packages matches O one pound corn
at 3c starch 10c
1 fv S. & H. SUmps wil r S. & H. Stamps with
XJ three pounds O five pound sack
rice 25c salt 10c
, t, i4k 1 r s- H- Stamps with
lf S. & H. Stamps with Q one-half pound
J.U three pounds chocolate 25c
tapioca at 25c
1ST, S. & H. Stamps with T S. & H. SUmps with
lU'four pound box of one bottle Peanut
washing powder 25c butter 15c
Our premiums we sell for cash and give S. & H. stamps
with each cash purchase.
Tea, Coffee and Crockery Store
1818-1820 Third Avenue
remove every possible means of iden
tification. -He lived up to his prom
ise, for when his body was found the
only clews were a card bearing the
name and address of the Quail sa
loon, 1926 First avenue. Rock Is
land, and a slip of paper with the
name of Frank Sunderland written
on it. Lying near the body was a
broken whisky bottle also.
When Desmond did not put in ap
pearance at his familiar haunts yes
terday his friends took it for grant
ed he had started on his trip east.
When they saw the description in the
evening papers they visited the un
dertaking rooms and found that
their friend had met the fate he ap
parently had feared. Desmond was
45 years of age.
FOR ASSESSOR AULD
Will Have Four Men to Complete the
Annual Canvass of Town
At a meeting of the town board, held
this morning at the office of Clerk M.
T. Rudgren, in the city hall, a recom
mendation of Assessor John C. Auld
for 'he appointment of an additional
assistant to facilitate his work waa
concurred in. George W. Henry was
selected. The following communication
from Mr. Auld was read to the board:
To the honorable members of the
town board, gentlemen; I am making
a thorough house to house personal
property assessment, and find that the
thre.j men allowed me to do the work,
will not be able to do the work in the
time specified. I would therefore ask
you to allow me one more man for
Bay 20 days, in order that I may finish
the work as started by me. I am not
paying any attention to last year's as
sessment, but am having the assess-
jnent based on a' fair valuation, as the
law requires one-third instead of one-
fifth valuation as heretofore. Respect
J. C. AULD, Assessor.
Misses' $13.50 Spring Suits for $5.00
$16.50 Newest Spring Suits for $7.50
All Ladies' $22.50 High Class Spring Suits for $10.00
of any Ladies Hat in the
house for $4.98
.This is by. far the broad
est offer, ever made in
high class hats.
All 6 hats go for $2.98
All taxi bocnts at $1,49
All girls' hats . Half-Price
! I HOME OFREAL BARGAINS. KlZ! i
2p7-2 0 WEST SECOND STREET, DAVENPORT, IOWA.
VesarTfi frw?r cT-rTl
mm mm mm is
S. & H. Sfamps
with one pound tea
irT ssrrrfl! j3rTr." fczF'il Tcr"7f$
ROAD IS BLAMED
Defect in Safety Coupling Ap.
pliance Held Responsible for
Death of O .L. Smith.
GOES BETWEEN THE CARS
Necessary for Him to Do so. Jury
Finds, Owing to Attachment IVo
' lng Out of Commission.'
The coroner's Jury which Investi
gated the death of O. L. Smith. 420
Fifth street, Moline. killed yesterday
while switching cars, found that the
fatality was due to the defectivenesi
of the coupling safety appliance, neces
sitating his going between two cars
to draw a coupling pin.
Smith was foreman of a switch en
gine crew for the Davenport, Rock Is
land & Northwestern. He was engag
ed at his work in the yards at the rear
of the Moline Wagon company plant.
While between the cars he stumbled
on a guard rail.. He fell forward, his
body lying crosswise of the outer rail.
The wheels of one set of trucks passed
over his body at the pelvis. Though
the car was empty, his body was
Realised Ilia Fate.
Smith was carried to the engine, to
be taken to the switch shanty, where
a physician was summoned. On the
way he remarked to John Grimes, one
of his associate workmen: "Well.
Johnny, I guess it's all up with me."
He was removed to the city hospital,
where he died at 11:30 a. m. He re
mained conscious to the end. Smith
was 30 years of age. He leaves his
Mothers' Congress Meeting.
The annual meeting of the National
Mothers congress will be held in Den
ver June 10-15. Special round trip
rates from Chicago have been secured.
Ladies' Fine $1.75
Wash Waists for. . ,
All Ladies' Finest
$2 Petticoats for. . ,
All Ladies' $7 New CQ
Military Capes at. . JLmSKj