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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1911.
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LIFE IN A HOTEL
OUT OF THE RAGE
IF I AM ELECTED MAYOR OF
H. M. Schriver Outlines His Policies as Does J. B. Udders.
W. E. Novak, Registering From
Iowa City, Turns on Gas at
Bock Island House.
One of 10 Candidates for the
Mayoralty Nomination An
CO-OPER-ATIVE STORE CO.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
THE Argus presents the seventh and eighth of its series of statements
from candidates for mayor of Rock Island under the commission form
of municipal government. Others will follow until all those standing for
the office who care to do so hve availed themselves of the opportunity,
the purpose being to give equal sMiee and prominence to each.
Advance Easter Styles
Are now on display, awaiting your inspection and marks of approval. There is no
reason for your waiting until a few days before Easter to arrange for your
spring apparel when our stock of spring suits, coats, evening and afternoon
dresses is now on the floor, at astonishing prices.
IN BED FULLY DRESSED
TOO MANY ARE IN FIELD
Dead Several Honrs When Discovery
Is Made Through Detection
Says His Remaining Might Have De
feated Purpose That He Sought
Early this morning the dead body
of a man who registered Thursday eve
ning at the Rock Island house as Wil
liam E. Novak of Iowa City, was found
In the "bed in the room to which he
had been assigned- Fumes of gas and a
half-turned gas cock all pointed to the
fact that death was by asphyxiation
fcy Illuminating gas and was of euici
dal Intent. The hotel management
notified Coroner J. F. Rose and an in
quest was held at the hotel.
Testimony was received from G. B.
Ruseel. day clerk at the hoteL Mr.
Russel stated that the man had re
gistered under the name of W. E. No
vak, Iowa City, and had been at me
hotel upon several other occasions.
He came here Thursday evening and
yesterday the housekeeper notified
Mr. Russell that the occupant of room
42 had not gone out during the day.
This fact was not a surprising one.
for upon other occasions, Novak had
remained In his room till late in the
afternoon, and then had driven away
In a taxi-cab.
BELL BOA' DETECTS FUMES.
This jmorning, one of the bell boys
detected gas fumes in the hall, and an
Investigation was made. The room
entered, and Novak's body, fully
dressed was found pn bis bed. He ap
parently had been dead several hours.
He was called yesterday at noon, to
answer a phone message, but did not
leave his room. The coroner's jury
returned a verdict of suicide.
Papers found on his body cast no
further light upon the identity of the
dead man. The body was removed to
the Knox undertaking morgue. The
authorities at Iowa City have been no
tified. HAD GAMBLED IIKIIK.
Novak vai 30 years of age. He ap
parently had no particular line of bu
siness. It is said Novak gambled on
previous visits to Rock Island. When
he suicided be was without funds or
valuables, at least there were none on
SOX OF FARMER.
Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 25. William
E. Novak, who committed suicide at
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BY HARRY M. SCHRIYETL
In response to The Argus' invitation
for a public statement for the various
candidates for mayor under the new
commission form of government I beg
to offer the following:
Five other candidates for mayor
have set forth their principles pre
viously in this column, and I have
read each article over carefully. The
statement of Mr. Guyer, published here- j
tofore, doubtless meets the approval of J
every citizen. I am in hearty accord 1
with the suggestions of Dr. Ludewig.
Mr. Morrill has presented some mat
ters worthy of serious consideration.
The platform of Mr. Dolly contains
some valuable planks; Mr. Scott's be
lief in strict economy in city affairs
and his promise to promote harmony
among our people appeals to me very
strongly, and Mr. Chamberliu in stag
ing his position makes some good
i points. I have also read the public
I circulars of our mayor, pledging him
I self to work for "A Greater Rock Is-
Rock Island today, was a resident of , land" ami 'a "Live, Prosperous, Pro
Oxford, a village 15 miles west of jgressive City," and although he and 1
Tawa PUir Tin la tiA rn r. f fnlin 1
Novak, a pioneer farmer of Johnston.
Five weeks ago he went to Cedar
Rapids and has not been heard from
since, until the tragedy. No domestic
financial or love troubles are known
to relatives. He was unmarried.
Moline Building Burned.
A small frame factory building at
Eleventh Ptreet and Third avenue, Mo
line, owned by Dan Haitwoll. was de
stroyed by fire this morning. It is
supposed the blaze started from thf
overflowing of an asphaltum vat. Th?
loss is $1,200.
may differ somewhat as to just what
constitutes a "Live. Prosperous, Pro
gressive City," I will allow no one, not
even him, to outdo me in zeal and de
votion to the ofeee which I seek to at
tain so that the same may redound to
the success of the administration and
the benefit of the city.
For campaign purposes a story has
been circulated that a certain man
urged me to present myself as a cand'.-
jdate: that I am his candidate, and that
i he !ominates and controls me. All
campaigns have their stories, and like
most of them this one is unqualifiedly
false. This imputation is "old with
rust," as it has been charged against
almost every candidate that has run
for office for the past 10 years. I sin
cerely trust no citizen will take this
charge seriously, as I hereby pledge
my sacred word of honor that no per-
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BY J. B. UDDERS.
The Argus has suggested that the
people of this city should have an ex
pression from the candidates before
them for the office of mayor, as to how
the municipal affairs of this city should
be run under the commission form of
government. I believe the people of
this city have the right to know how
they stand and what may be expected
of them. This is also true of the can
didates for commissioner, as they arc
responsible jointly with the mayor in
making it a success or failure. My be
lief Is that no one should come before
the people who is not interested as a
taxpayer for either mayor or commis
sioner. Such candidates will stand for
the very best city government for these
reasons alone: First, this city shoulJ
he placed in a good financial condition.
At the present time it is almost on the
verge of bankruptcy and our revenue
mortgaged before it is collected. To
relieve the city from this very uncom
C. R, Chamberlin this afternoon with
drew from the race for the mayoralty
nomination. However, Mr. Chamber
lin's name will appear on the primary
ballot. There are rumors that others
of the aspirants for mayor will follow
the lead of Mr. Chamberlin. The lat
ter gave out the following statement
To the Voters of the City of Rock
Island: Some time ago I became a
candidate for the office of mayor of
this city, with the purpose, if elected,
to give to the city of Rock Island my
very best endeavors to make the com
mission form of government a success.
I do not think that in (hat candidacy
I was controlled by selfish interest, but
had at heart fully the public interesL
I have met with exceptional kindnesj
and promises of support in my can
vass for that office. I have been em
barrassed, however, in the appear
ance of so many candidates before the
public, with the idea that possibly my
candidacy may be in the way of ac
complishing the very purpose which 1
sought to accomplish, in the defeat of
both myself and other candidates who.
In my Judgment, will if elected serve
the city faithfully and with the same
purpose that I had in view.
GRATEFl'L TO FRIENDS.
I, therefore, after mature considera
tion, announce that I am do longer a
candidate for that office, and ask the
voters of the city not to consider me,
notwithstanding my name is on the
ballot. I thank my friends most sin
cerely for the support and encourage
ment they have tendered me.
C. R. CHAMBERLIN.
HENRY H. COLBY OF MOLINE
and Miss Ida Christine Miller of
Granville were married Wednesday
morning, at 11 o'clocx, si the parson
age of the Congregational church at
fortable position will require the very ! Granville. The Kev. R. K. Stetson,
best judgment and careful manage-j pastor of the church, performed the
rcent. I also stand for the good work ceremony. Miss Katie Miller and Her
now going on of beautifying our parkd i man Miller, sister and brother of the
to make a city beautiful, not alone for bride, were the attendants. ' Follow
our own citizens, but for the strangers" ihe ceremony the bridal party
who Bojourn within our gates. This j went to LaSalle for the wedding dln
we can do under the American idea. Ijner, after which Mr. and Mrs. Colby
am also in favor of keeping our money jcame direct to Moline. Mr. and Mrs.
at home, employing our own people as j Colby will be at home to their friends
Ladies' suits made of herringbone, fancy strip
and plain serge, with a wide range of colors,
white, black, blue, tan and gray, every suit
ilk lined copied from the very latest Paris
Another Line at $12.50
Another line of suits which are exceptional
values for this season. The entire showing
are new 1911 models In a broad variety of fab
rics and colors. We are pricing these gar
ments within reach
of all at
SPRING HEAD WEAR
Never before have we shown su-h a vast line
of early summer hats so early In the seasun.
Today we are showing as Urge a variety as is
usually on display the week previous to Caster.
Summer days are almost here. Don't wear
your winter hat when, our conipU-te st k only
awaits your inspection.
College and young business
girls who appreciate the
smart appearance of a coat
with pockets and ofher at
tractive features, will be
charmed with this new
model at ....
far as possible. I am in favor of labor
having a good pay for a fair day's
work. I am in favor of employing the
best legal talent that we may avoid en
tanglements that may arise in a city
of this size. We should have a good
and efficient police force, that our citi
zens may have that
they are entitled to.
after March 15, in their new home,
908 Thirteenth avenue.
HOSTESS AT COFFEE PARTY.
MRS. I. M. ANDERSON, 3900
Eighth avenue, yesterday afternoon
entertained a company of ladles at a
protection that coffee Prty. The afternoon was Bpent
The morals of ' ln a Pleant social way and ref resh-
this city should be regulated in such a
way as to be an honor and not a dis
grace. I am also in favor of a square
deal to every business interest in the
city. I might prolong my statements
as to what I believe should be done for
the best Interest of this city under the
new plan or government, but enough
son. ne ither he "nor anyone else, will ! has been 6aid to let the people know
Charles C. Wilson
Charles C. Wilson, whose
friends hope will be chosen one
of the commissioners of the
city of Rock Island, is well fit
ted for the duties of the office.
For 18 years he has been em
ployed as mechanic at Bock
Island arsenal. His business
ability was recognized by his
fellows when they put him at
the head of the Arsenal Lunch
association and the Arsenal
employes' Aid association. He
continues as president of both
those organizations. Mr. Wil
son's associates at the arsenal
circulated his nominating peti
tions. He is a native of Bock
Island county und has resided
here all of his life. Mr. Wilson
is married and owns a home at
536 Twenty-eighth street.
control me m my onicial capacity
should I be fortunate enough to be
come mayor of this city.
I have made a clean canvass. I
have made no reference to the other
candidates. I have sought the nomina
tion by tquare means. Friends have
advised me that one of the candidates
intends to aitack me tonight. If he
adopts such a course it will be for hii
hearers and the people of Rock Island
s to judge of its fairness. I have an hon-
toralle ambition to serve a term as the
chief executive of this city.
I have lived in and within a few
milea of Rock Island all my life. I
know its people; I know Its wants. If
elected undrr the new commission form
I si of government I will be the commis-
mmJ i sioner of public affairs. I'nder my su-
perinienoency wui come all matters
pertaining to the public weal. I will
do my duty; I will strive to preserve
harmony. I will do the best I can to
assist the four commissioners in giv
ing Rock Island a clean, sensible ana
HARRY M. SCHRIVER.
where I stand and what I will endeavor
to bring about if elected mayor of the
J. B. LIDDERS.
FIRE ALARM GIVEN A
FINAL TEST TODAY
Two Boxes Pulled Simultaneously
This Afternoon and Calls Come
in in Fine Style.
The final test of the newly Installed
Gamewell fire alarm system took
place this afternoon with a number
of the aldermen and a delegation of
newspaper men as witnesses. Chief
George Newberry of the fire depart
ment and City Electrician William Mc
Nealy went to two different fire alarm
boxes and pulled them In unison while
the aldermen and newspaper men re
mained at the Central fire station to
see and hear the alarm come in. The
first call came from box 41, where
Mr. McNealy had pulled the lever. At
the first tap of the gong in the fire
station (the same alarm was being
transmitted simultaneously at both
the other stations and at the ooikV
it. i . v a t
Piinfisf th thr, r t "l"ua wiwrworiu me aoors ;
ica! Lutheran parochial school, of I the ,borf e W
Rock Island last evening at Turner LtBe .anl,m1 were eIt-Ucet
hall participated in a program in com-lf?1 ?f tbe,r reBD"" j-8 "
memoration of Washington and Lin- M""- N rQn w" n,ade however,
coin rirthdavs. There were 40 BUm- 801 11 waa 8hown ,n ln tt in"!
bers on the rrogr.m. which included ! ?,Cal0r oag 8anaa ln c
SCHOOLS IN CELEBRATION
Two Hundred People Fnjoy IVognun
1 Turner Hall.
nients were served.
COFFEE 8 SUCCESS.
THE COFFEE GIVEN BY THE
Villa guild at the home of Mrs. C.
Buckley, 1110 Nineteenth street, yes
terday afternoon, was a fine success,
both socially and financially.
O. E. S. SEWING CIRCLE.
THE O. E. S. SEWING CIRCLE
will meet Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. R. S. Ralston, 1923 Tenth ave
nue. ENTERTAINS TURNER LADIES.
MRS. CHARLES LOESER AT HER
home, 1114 Second avenue, yesterday
afternoon and evening entertained
the ladies of the Turners. During the
afternoon the ladies played cards.
Arrival of New Wooltex Coats
E'VE just fin
ing some ele
g a n t new
styles, sizes &
colors in the
to meet the ap
proval of women of widely different tastes.
All have the Wooltex label, which is
your absolute guarantee of two season's
satisfactory service. Make your selection
now, and secure exactly the garment your
X figure and general appearance requires.
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prize going to Mrs. Ohlweiler, Mrs
Jacobson and Mrs. Bertelson. In the
evening dinner was served, covers be
ing laid for 16.
readings, musical numbers, dialogues
and calisthenlc exercises. The pro-
;gram was carried out under the direo
tion of Rev. ph. Wilhelm and Profes
sors Rolf, Landeck and Kasper. Two
hundred people attended the celebration.
Do you know that croup can be
prevented? Give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as soon as the child
becomes hoarse or even after the
croupy cough appears and it will pre
vent the attack. It is also a cer
tain cure for croup and has never
been known to fail. Sold by all
four times. Almost Immediately aft
erwards. the call from box 47, where
Chief Newberry bad gone, came ln in
exactly the same way. The feature of
the two calls was the fact that the
boxes were pulled at almost exactly
the same minute and the mechanism
is so nicely arranged that one call
was held until the other one had "fin
ished before starting. All who wit
nessed the test were immensely pleas
ed with the new system and convinc
ed that it is as good as human brains
have thus far invented. Frank C.
Stover, of Chicago, represents tire of
tne oameweu tire Alarm company t
was present at the test
Specials for Satur
day and Mon
day. Sundance flour, guaranteed,
per sack $1.39
Fresh dairy butter,
per pound 24c
Santa Claus soap,
30 bars for Qgc
Argo starch, seven
packages for 25c
Rumford baking powder.
per pound can 21c
Gold Dust, regular 25c
paclage for jp,c
three packages for 25c
No Stoop dust pans, closing
out, each 10c
six cans for 25c
Thread, all numbers,
Sieghartner & Boetje
930 Third Avenue
Old phone W'emt 103.
PUPILS TO GIVE RECITAL
Free Kntertainment at Augustan
A public recital will be given by
the "pupils of the vocal department
of Augustana conservatory next Mon
day evening at the college chapel.
This week will be the first independ
ent recital given by pupils of this de
partment this school year. Mrs.
Edla Lund, teacher in charge of the
department, has an exceptionally good
class of singers this year. Admis
sion is free and the general public
is invited. The following is the pro
gram to be given:
"Ave Maria" Duvlvler
"And God Shall Wipe Away All
(a) "Absent" Metcalf
(b) "Allah" Chadwick
"O, Lovely Night" Offenbach
(a) "Jeg Elsker Dig (I love thee)
(b) "Vldste Du Hvor Hjertet
Skjaelver" (Coald'st thou know)
Indian Love Lyrics
(a) "The Temple Bells."
(b) "Less Than the Dust."
c "Kashmiri Song."
(d) "When I Awake."
"Woo Thou Sweet Music" .. Elgar
"Meine Run 1st Hin"
"Now Heaven in Fullest Glory
Shone" ("Creation") . . . Haydn
(a) "Caro Mio Ben" Giordani
(b) "Hindoo Slumber 8ong" ...
(c) "The Danea'V Cn ad wick
"At the Clolatergate" Grieg
Wellie Freeman, Pearl Living-
son and ensemble cl
IS FARMERS' FAULT
Senator McOumber Says They
Brought on This Reciproc
MUSN'T BLAME PRESIDENT
Failed Ljwtt Fall n Vole for the
Members Who Hare Kept l'l
the Tariff Wall.
Washington, Feb. 2S. Senator Mc
Cumber, of North Dakota, spoke
against Canadian reciprocity today.
Responsibility for conditions with,
which they are now confronted was
charged in part to the farmers them
selves by the senator. He insisted the
ratification of the agreement would
spell disaster for the agricultural in
terests. "The president," said McCum
ber, "should not be censured for his
advocacy of the reciprocity agree
The farmers had shown by their
votes last fall that they bad not
wanted to return representatives who I
had defended their interests In tariff j
legislation and that meant the far-!
mere did not care whether they were
protected or not.
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Poisons and Diamonds.
Both are put up in small packages,
but you don't want to swallow either of
them. This is just to remind you that
medicines made up ln pills the slse of
a mustard seed are fixed that way eith
er because they are dangerous or be
cause they are too valuable to permit
of enough being sold for the money.
The Red Circle Pills don't contain
poison and they are big enough to holl
a good dose of medicine. The way
they arouse the liver is proof of this.
Nature will do the rest.
Nominated by President.
Washington, Feb. 25. President
Taft, today nominated as Michigan
Judges: Arthur C. Denison, in the
sixth district; Clarence W. Sessions,
in the western district; Alexis C. An
gelL in the esstern district. Denlson
succeeds Judge Severns. the latter
hsving retired on account of age.
Denlson has been district judge of the
Yours for a Good
Louis A. Polland
western district of Michigan uln'e Jan.
news all the time The
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