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THE ROCK ISEAND AKGUS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1911.
FILTER PLANT IS
PUT IN OPERATION
J"our of Units, With Capacity of
1,000,000 Gallons Each,
PURE WATER IN FEW DAYS
Time Mast Be Allowed to Draw Pres
ent Content of Mains To Hare
Four of the six filtering units were
put in operation in Reservoir park
at 10:45 this morning. Unless some
unforeseen circumstance intervenes.
It is expected that pure water will
be issuing from the city mains by
next Saturday. It will require at
least three days for the old water to
be drawn from the mains.
The plant was put in motion with
out a hitch. Each of the four units
now working has a daily capacity of
3.000,000 gallons. The dally con
sumption in the city is approximate
ly 3,500,000 gallons. Thus the plant,
as now operated, is capable of sup
plying 500.000 gallons in excess of
the daily demand. There are in all
six units in the plant. Each has a
capacity of 1,000,000 gallons. The
plant is so constructed that units
may be added as the consumption of
the city increases.
"The Pittsburgh Filter Manufac
turing company has given us a first
class job," D. C. Kelly, superintend
ent of waterworks, said today. "It
Is now up to the city to efficiently
operate the plant. We will need to
Increase our force, and the future
successful results will depend wholly
upon the efficiency of the men who
will be put In charge.
TO provide: laboratory.
"Sulphate of alumina is to be em
ployed in the purification of the wa
ter supply. Our next move will be
the installation of a laboratory
equipment. We have provided quar
ters for it at Reservoir park and it
If I Am Elected
Mayor of City"
In order that the electorate of the
city may not be held In the dark as
to the policies of candidates for may
or the platform on which each pro
poses to stand. In the event of election.
throughout his four-year term The
Argus has opened its columns to each
aspirant to the first office under the
new form of government to tally set
forth his position. There are 10 can
didates for the mayoralty, and accord
ingly there 6hould be as many platform
statements appearing in The Argus
between now and the primary date,
The voter has a right to know in ad
vance what sort of administration he
may expect from a candidate before
he extends support at the polls. Un
der the old system of government, we
had the nominees of the different part
ies. The candidate ordinarily stood
by the policies of his party, with an
occasional injection of the local Is
sue, if there happened to be one. When
the election was over, the successful
candidate for mayor proceeded to
swing the official ax to make way for
the ones to whom jobs had been prom
ised befor election day.
Each candidate under the commis
sion form is obliged to stand on his
individual footing. Service that he
might have rendered to any parthfular
party in the past will not count. Each
candidate comes forward as a citizen
confident In the belief that he can effi
ciently direct the government of his
home city. In so doing he Is general
izing merely. The voters are not satis
fied to accept him on such representa
tion. They want to know Just where
he stands . on all questions affecting
the moral and material welfare of
The platforms of the candidates for
mayor will be printed in The Argus as
soon as they are received.
CHARITY WORK OF MONTH
Twenty-four Families Assisted by
The report of the officers of the As
sociated Charities for the month of
January is as follows:
Twenty-four families were assisted
Is expected that the equipment will j during the month, as follows: Provis
be on hand at an early date. It is J ions, $87.24; coal. 113.15; new cloth-
planned to engage a professional
chemist from one of the universities
and to retain him here a month, or
longer, until he can have taught the
chief engineer, or some other person
to be designated, how to operate the
be enabled to conduct a bacteriolog
ical test of the water every day in
Three Student at Rock Inland High
Are Suspended for Their Ob
ing. $8.32; old clothing to the value of i
$7.80. Employment was found for 14
women and girls.
Number of persons cared for at As
sociation house: Board and lodging,
9; board only, 1; number of meals
given during the month, 60S; children
in day nursery, 7; number of days
spent in nursery. 181; number of wo
men giving assistance for services ren
Donations: Cash, G. W. McCaskrin.
for building fund, $50; The Argus'
ACflFT-QHIRT RAY cooking school baking contest, $31.55;
our i onini uhi ia friend for Bpecial relef 10. Mr8
M. A. Colburn, special fund, $2; Miss
Horsuh, $1; clothing, Mrs. Jane Mont
gomery, Mrs. Van Arsdel, Mrs. J.
! Kirsch, Mrs. W. Darling; magazines.
Mrs. Charles Earl; provisions, Wil
liam Aster, four sacks flour; Mrs. Ray,
canned fruit; Trinity Men's club, ice
cream, cake and sandwiches; Dr. Wil
liams, medical attention; Minnie G.
Titterington, stenographic work.
ICE MOVING OUT;
NO DAMAGE DONE
Expected That Mississippi Will
Be Clear at This Point by
PILED HIGH ON SHORES
Break Begins Early In the Morn
ing Above the Government
Iast week the Rock Island high
school boys announced Wednesday,
(today) would be the annual "soft shirt
day" and that every boy attending
the school should wear a shirt with a
soft collar, or run a chance of being
separated from his wearing apparel.
The greater number of the boys wore
soft shirts .today. Some of them came
In bright red and others wore shirts
which were equally hideous. The fac
ulty of the school objected to the red
shirt, and the boy who was wearing it
was sent home. On leaving he pass
ed It to another student, and before
it was finally taken from the school
several had worn it.
Orville Karns, son of the instructor
of manual training at the school, wast
ed three starched collars. This morn
ing he appeared with a nicely launder
ed linen collar. It was torn off by the
boys. Karns resenting this, struck one
of his assailants, and after an ex
MRS. OLE RAXDA1L.
Mrs. Ole Randall died this morning
at 10 o'clock at the family residence,
728 Fifth street, after an Illness of
eight months of tuberculosis. Deceas
ed, whose maiden name was Hilda Ly
num, was a native of Norway, having
been born in that country Sept. 14.
1888. She came to this country and
to Rock Island in 1907. In June of the
same year she was married to Ole Ran
dall. Besides her husband, she is sur
vived by a daughter, Louisa; her fath
er, Haagan Lynum, and a brother Pe
ter at Volin. 8. D., and two sisters and
three brothers In Norway. The fu-
change of blows the boy who tore off i neral wm b keld Friday afternoon at
The Ice started to move In the Mis
sissippi river this afternoon at 2:45,
and it Is expected that the channel
will be practically clear before night.
The lee until a few days ago, was of
greater solidity than Is usually the
case, for there was little snow during
the formation of the crystal. As a con
sequence it was expected that the Ice
in going out possibly would cause
some trouble, but so far it looks as
though it will pass this point without
gorging. At various points along the
shores. It is piled to a considerable
height, but It is hardly likely that It
will be forced far enough to reach any
place where damage may be caused.
CROWDS OJl LEY EE.
The news that the Ice was moving.
spread rapidly and the shore on either
side was soon crowded with spectators.
The oldest inhabitant, who has been
camping In close proximity to the riv
er since the warm weather set In,
was the first one to report the Ice
movement. He went back a few years,
but in his reminiscences was unable to
recall any season when the bridge
went out at an earlier date, after the
river had been frozen over any length
of time. The river was closed at this
point in December. It was on the
nights of the 11th. and 12th, that the
cold weather forced Commodore Mar
cus L. Henderson to pilot the ferry
Rock Island to the Kahlke boat yards,
where it was placed In winter quar-
ters. During tne paBt iew aaju, iue
commodore has been overlooking the
ferry and placing it in readiness for
Just such conditions as are oemis
brought about right now. If tne cnan-
nel is clear tomorrow it is needless to
say that the commodore will begin
transporting passengers between Rock
Island and Davenport.
BREAK BEGINS AT 7 A. M.
It was only a few days ago that tt
was possible to drive across the ice at
Fulton. This morning shortly after 7
o'clock, the ice in the river, above the
government bridge broke loose, and
until noon it looked as though there
might possbily be a gorge at the
bridge. The ice piled high and. the
,'dam which it formed, caused the water
to rise to a stage of 12. 5 feet. When
the river frose over in December the
stage was eight-tenths of a foot less
than the gauge. The difference in the
stage now and at that time is there
fore 18.65. With the movement or tne
Ice, it Is certain that the water will fall
The movement was sccomnan'ed by
the usual roaring due to the breaking
of the large cakes of crystal.
Two Inmates of City Jail In
dulge in Game of Fisticuffs
to Settle Dispute.
man and Thompson were giving a pret
ty classy imitation of the Jeffries
Johnson contest. The two were hur
riedly separated by being placed In
different cells and the battle was call
ed a draw with iTbompson a slight
favorite. This morning Coleman was
given a 20-day sentence In the county
jail and Thompson got 40.
DRITB OPT HOBOES.
A gang of about 25 hoboes, bums,
and saloonbangers were chased out of
the city this morning by the polios.
Most of the crowd spent the'nigbt at
the police station, where they had gons
to sleep. In the morning, the police
decided that while they were at It they
might as well clean out the crowd for
a few dayB and so they made a har
ried visit to the saloons, where men of
such calibre nang out, and they were
gathered in. Officers Behnert, Neilson
and Fitzgerald then marched the
crowd np to the dividing line between
this city and Mollne. where they were
warned to keep out of Rock Island
in the future. The Mollne police In all
probability kept them going to the east
and before they are allowed to light
they will be out of the community for
good it la hoped.
CASE IS COirrrjflTED
The case of Mike Jennings, charged
with driving his automobile In excess
of the limit allowed by the law and
who ran down and broke the leg of lit
tle Joseph Harris a week ago, came up
for trial this morning before Magis
trate C. J. Smith, but It was contin
ued again, this time -until Feb. 25.
The Injured dad is needed as a witness
and he is as yet unable to be moved
from his home although he is recov
DEDICATED IN MAY
Program Completed for Exer
cises at Denkmann Memor
NOTED MEN WILL ATTEND
Ceremonies Will lie Commenced a
10 a. m. and Continue Through
BOTH ARE SENTENCED
Richard Coleman Goes Down for 20
Days and Lake Thompson Who
Had Advantage Gets 40 Days
Miss Clara Crawford has returned
from a visit in Chicago.
C. P. Comegys is leaving tomorrow
for a sojourn at Biloxi, Miss.
' Hon. T. J. Medlll, Carl Hellpenstell
and F. P. Welch leave tomorrow for
Colfax Springs, for a week's stay.
Mrs. John Furland of Artesian. S. D..
is a guest at the home of Mrs. Marga
ret M. Schroeder.
Sam E. Harker, who has been visit
ing friends here for several days, re
turned to his home at Geneseo thlj
Miss Helen K. LaPorte of the mil
linery department of L. S. McCabe &
Co., left today for New York city on
a purchasing trip.
Percy Frey, who has been visiting
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C
Frey, for the past six weeks, returned
to his home at Mitchell, S. D., today.
Miss Irene Don has gone to Chicago
to attend the wedding of her cousin.
Miss Edna Rasmussen, and to attend
the senior1 prom, of the University of
Chicago, which takes place Feb. 22.
, Captain John Streckfus and sons,
Captain Joe Streckfus and Mate Roy
Streckfus, all of the Streckfus Steam
boat line, which recently purchased
the property of the old Diamond Jo
line, hare returned from a business
trip to St. Louis.
STARTS SUIT FOR DIVORCE
Mrs. May Jager Charges Husband
With Deserting Her.
Mrs. May Jager of this city filed a
suit for divorce today in the office of
Circuit Clerk George W. Gamble. She
Btates that she and the defendant,
John G. Jager, were married May 28,
1906, at St. Joseph, Mo., and that
they lived together until July 13,
1909, at which time, it is alleged, the
husband deserted. Previous to that
time he is charged with having been
cruel to his wife and with having be
come a drunkard. Schriver & Schri
ver filed the bill for Mrs. Jager.
On elaborate program has been ar
ranged for the dedicatory exercises of
the Denkmann Memorial library at
Augustana college, which will be held
May 81. next. Augustana will have
many distinguished visitors present on
that day. Among those win be: Rev.
Edward Horn, T. D. I L. D. from
Reading, Pa., Prof. W. McM. Smith,
librarian of Wisconsin university,
Prof. P. L. Windsor, librarian of Illi
nois university. President O. E. Mo
Lean, Iowa 'university and Rev. A.
Tbeo. Ekblad, Superior, Wis.
The exercises have been divided In
to three parts. In the morning a pro
gram will be given in the college
chapel, with Rev. Edward Horn as the
principal speaker. The leal dedica
tory exercises will take place m the
afternoon in front of the library build
FA MILT TO DELIVER KEYS.
The keys of the building will be de
livered to the college authorities by
the members of the Denkman family
and a formal acceptance of the build
ing -will be made by the president of
the board of directors. Dr. W. McM.
Smith of Wisconsin university will
make the principal dedication address.
Short talks will also be given by the
different representatives of universit
ies and colleges present.
In the evening a formal reception
will be held In the main hall of the
library building. This will be follow
ed by a torch light parade to the homes
of the members of the Denkmann fam
The following is the program In full
10 A. M. IFf COLLEGE CFIAPEL.
Selection ...Augustana Military Band
Scripture reading and prayer.
Rev. Edward T. Horn, D. D. L. L. D.
2iXO P. M. DEDICATORY SERVICES.
Selection ...Augustana Military Band
Procession. Board members, facul
ties, invited guests, seniors of
seminary and college departments
Song Male Quartet
Reading of the scriptures and invo
cation. Delivery of keyB by representative of
Acceptance of building and address
of acceptance. . .President of Board
Act of dedication.
Song Wennerberg Chorus
PART II. IN COLLEGE CH APEL.
Prof. w. McM. Smith, librarian
Song Wennerberg Chorus
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1911
First Showing of New Styles
and Stiff Hats
$3.00 to $10.00
Call and See Them.
THE FASniON LEADERS
You Know Us
IS IN GOOD HEALTH
No Foundation for Reports Sent Out
From Winter Home at Pasa
Los Angeles, Feb. 15. That Fred
erick Weyerhaeuser, one of the
wealthiest men in the northwest, is
seriously ill at his winter home, 375
South Grand avenue. Pasadena, was
asserted by friends. Later it was de
nied by his son-in-law. Professor
James Richard Jewett of the Univer
sity of Chicago. John J. Mitchell of
Chicago brought Professor and Mrs.
Jewett to Los Angeles ia bis private
The above dispatch appeared in
one of the Chicago papers this morn
ing. In talking to a representative
of The Argus, S. S. Davis, a son-in-law
of Mr. Weyerhaeuser, said:
"There is simply nothing In it. Mr.
Weyerhaeuser is now in better health
Richard Coleman and Luke Tbomp-
the collar was suspended from school. 2 'clck from the home, with services J on. rrested yesterday afternoon on
conducted Dy Rev. B. O. Hagglund, pas- charges of being drunk and disorder-
The rest of the students have banded
together and have circulated a petition
stating that the suspension was unjust.
The greater number of them were sent
from the school this afternoon. Three
tor of the First Swedish Lutheran
church. Burial will be in Chlpplan
Peter Kneberg, a retired Dalnter and
Third of Dinners Tonight. ; decorator of Mollne. died at his home
The third in the series of table d'-jln that city last night at 6:16. He
hote dinners for the membership will j had been ailing since last fall. Mr.
be served tonight at 6:80 at the Rock j Kneberg settled in Mollne in 186.
Island club. The dinners have proved i Before the outbreak of the Civil war
popular among the club members. At he was employed in a furniture fao
the one of last week 75 were served. 'tory that was located on what la now
Following the dinners, there are held i Rock Island arsenal. He is survived
pool and hearts tournaments. Jby his widow.
ly, mixed in their cell at the police
station and before the office rs could
separate them they were both pretty
badly bruised by the knocks and kicks
which were dealt out indiscriminately.
Lake was the fighting kid, it being ap
parent that he had started the trou
ble. The two vers in cell No. 2, gen
erally known as the bull pen, and
there was no one else In that section
of the station. Shortly after getting
together, sounds of a conflict were
borne through two closed doors to the
ears of the desk sergeant and upon in
BUILDERS HEAR TALKS
Contractors of the Tni-Olties nave
Meeting and Itanqnet.
The master builders of the trl-cities
met last night in regular session at
Turner hall. There were addresses by
two Chicago contractors dealing with
subjects on the general welfare of dif
ferent matters relating to the contrac
tor. H. B. Barnard and E. W. Gaken
meler were the speakers. H. W. Horst
presided at the meeting. Following
the meeting there was a banquet at
the New Harper. Covers were laid
than he has been for years. Mrs.
Remarks President Andreen Jewett and her son have been with
Eight minute speeches
P. L. Windsor, librarian Illinois
university; President G. E. Mc
Lean, Iowa university; Dr. C. O.
Granere, librarian, Augustana col
lege; Rev. A. Theo. Ekblad. repre
senting alumni and seminary of
8 P. M. AT LIBRARY
Selection Augustana Military Band
Formal reception In main haTl ,
Torch light procession to Denkmann
To Open Cooperative Store.
Paul H. Castle of Chicago, a repre
sentative of the National Consumers'
Alliance, is in the tri-citieB for the pur
pose of organizing a cooperative store
or stores. If enough people are inter
ested a store will be established in
was found that Cole-1 each of the three cities.
A SALE OF SHOES THAT
WILL ATTRACT ATTENTION
Rank's Busy 8hoe Store, BOS Fif
teenth Kfreot, Moline, Announces
February Reduction Hale.
her father all the winter. Mr. Mitch
ell's private car, with Professor Jew
ett aboard, passed through here last
Friday. I suppose the rumor sprang
up when the party was met at the
station by the family. This story is!
something like the one which came !
out three years ago, when It was ru-i
mored that Mr. Weyerhaeuser had i
been kldnsped. The man who wrote!
that article had but to walk across'
the street to find out whether or not 1
it was true. No. Mr. Weyerhaeuser j
is in the best of health."
IS BACK FROM MEETING
Sam Ityerson Returns From
Gathering at Alton.
Sam Ryerson, secretary of the lo
cal lodge of Elks and a member of
the state executive committee of
three, returned last night from Al-
On page 7 this evening appears an-, ton, where the committee met with
The most vital question
which confronts the house
keeper of the present is the
purchasing power of the dol
lar and it doesn't require an in
exhaustible supply of lan
guage to solve the problem.
Read our ads and be con
vinced. Buckwheat flour, pure and un
adulterated, a 10-pound
Diamond Crystal salt for table
or cooking use, three 10c
bags for 25c
Pickles, small, crisp sours.
Pickles, large German dills.
Pickles, sliced dills in
quart Jars jgc
Pleallilll, sweet, quart
Pumpkin, solid pack, fancy,
three cans 25c
Pineapple Jam, delicious,
Evaporated apples, nice for
pies, two packages 25c
Canned peas, kidney benns,
corn and hominy, standard
quality, three cans 25c
We have a complete line of
grains and cereals, such as
pearl barley, lenteis, hominy,
peas, steel cut oatnjeal. navy,
lima and red kidney beans.
If you can't call, ring us.
Prompt delivery. 2207 4th Ave.
announcement that will be of inter
rest to every reader. To buy shoes
of quality at the prices quoted is a
bargain opportunity that Is seldom
offered. Rank's shoe store has long
been known for its dependable mer
a committee or Alton nusmess men
who are arranging for the state -ventlon
of Elks. The executive com
mittee named May 23, 24 and 25 as
the dates of the meeting. The Altoa
business men mapped out, their plans
chandise and the prices will be found for the benefit and the approval of
thing points to
and a fine time.
a great convention
Medical Society Meeting.
The monthly meeting of the Rock
Island County Medical society was,
held last evening at the Manufactur
ers' hotel, Moline. Preceding th
business Kenslon dinner was served.
There were several informal talks wi
medical topics by members of the no-
exactly as advertised.
jthe executive committee and every- jelety.
o ; .