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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1911.
MOST OF OWNERS FAVOR ASPHALT Meeting of Second Avenue Interest! Show Improve ment Is Desired. WANT IMMEDIATE ACTION Advocate of Delay Decisively Toted Down on Resolution to Defer raring. General expressions of Second ave nue property owners, assembled yes terday afternoon tn the New Harper parlors to discuss the paving project formulated by the board of local im provements, showed that the ownera, most of them, are in favor of paring in the most approved f aehton and at once. After organizing the meeting by mak ing J. P. Sexton president and J. T Marron secretary, all of those present expressed views of the feasibility of paving and the kind of material pre ferred tn the improvement. On mo tion of Phil Mitchell, the owners adopt ed a resolution to be presented to the board of local improvements, that Sec ond avenue be paved at once, and that the work be done by private contract, If possible. SCBSTITLTK MOTIOX LOST. A substitute motion by E. H. Guyer, asking that the pavement be deferred till a comprehensive sewer system is Installed, was lost. Of the property owners present, 12 expressed faror for asphalt, fire for brick, four tor wood blocks, two for asphalt or wood blocks, and seven had no choice, deciding to go with the ma jority tn the movement Eight were in favor of the installation of a drain age system before the pavement is un dertaken. FOa PRIVATE CONTRACT. The sentiment of the meeting was to handle the matter by private con tract nnkoa there are those who object to that method. In that event, the city win be instructed to go ahead with the work. But the plan Is to organize, hire an expert and let the contract. Id this way a large amount can be saved by eliminating the court costs, accrued interest and a few other expenses which otherwise would pile np and hare to be met out of the special as sessment levied on the property own ers. A committee wss appointed to wait upon the board of local Improve ment this morning and inform that body of the action. The committee consists of Hans Clemann, D. Beecher, L. Simon. Edward Krell and E. H. Guyer. TO 1.EAR OP COST. A further committee was appointed to Investigate the different materials, to learn of the cost and report at a meeting next Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the New Harper parlors. The committee Is J. T. Marron, Dr. Joseph DeSllva, Phil Mitchell. Law renc. Kramer and W. H. Dlckman. SOME EXPRESS PREFERENCES. E. H. Guyer desired that the property holders defer action till a comprehensive sewer, water carrying and drainage system be In stalled, and If the work be started now. favored creosote wood blocks. I. P. Best favors asphalt and at once. He died Davenport as an example to fol low, using asphalt with the exception of the middle of the street and the gutters, naing brick there. His argu ments were convincing. T. J. Medlll favors asphalt, and cited cities oat to the Pacific coast as examples. W. O. Negus favors the same material, and cited cities la the east that he recently visited. Edward Krell favors asphalt. and B. D. Connelly wanta either as phalt or creosote blocks at once. Louis Salzmann, Hans Clemann and D. Beech er want paving without delay. PATS AT OTTCE. Phil Mitchell has a preference for brick, but is willing to accept creosote block or asphalt, if the paving goes .through at once. Mr. Marron favors creosote block. Carl Mueller wants anything that is good, asphalt, prefera bly, but wants a sewer system first Frank Collins, Lawrence Kramer, Wil liam Trefz, W. P. Cochran, W. H Dlckman, J. R. Kimball, all favor brick and want a sewer system first F. K. Rboads spoke forcibly in faror of as phalt and immediate action. Dr. De- DR. J. C. SOUDERS TO ATTEND JAIL Supervisors Appoint Formei County Physician to Assist Dr. Alfred Stocker. NO RUCTION IN MATTER Combat Expected at Board Meeting Fails to Materialise Final Adjournment Taken. The scheduled combat In the board meeting yesterday afternoon over the county physician matter did not take place and the matter was railroaded through without a hitch. The ques tion before the board was whether there should be one or two physicians employed by the county in Rock Isl and, and if only one, to decide which man should be discharged. The com- Sllva wants the sewer system first In mittee having the matter In charge his remarks he cautioned the owners I conferred with both Dr. Alfred against the material lobbyists. Stocker and Dr. J. C. Souders, before The general argument against de- the board convened in the afternoon. ferring the paring till there is a sys- and obtained Dr. Souders consent to tern of drainage was that Second are- accept $100 for his 'services as physi- nue had already waited a dozen years clan to the jail prisoners from last for such a system and would likely September until next June. Dr. realized. The sentiment favors pro- malnder of the cases. The above was I vision for the system, as far as it af- put In the form of a motion, and car-. fects Second avenue, at the time that rled without comment the paving Is laid. IDJonur for term. report to board. I Supervisor RIess moved that the The committee Informed the board road and bridge committee be directed of local improvements this morning to make application on behalf of the of the action taken at the meeting county for a share of the Btate auto and said that further progresa of mobile fund. The motion was ear ths property owners would be re- rled. After receiving and adopting ported at the meeting of the council reports of the jail and poor claim and Iaw. V.". ?-. .'-V 1 11 if it auiiiiiif s am A Correction a week from Monday. HURBURGH OPENS UP CAMPAIGN IN MOLINE ways and means committee, the board adjourned until next March. Promises to Work for Direct Nomi nation of U. S. Senator Raps Spoils System. Charles F. Hurburgb of Galesburg, candidate for the republican guberna torial nomination, fired the opening BOS DENIES BOYS WERE GAMBLING An error will be found in the four page Christ mas announcement of the M & K which will be in your hands in a day or two. This announce ment is one of the largest of its kind ever issued, and is filled with interesting news from the M & K stores for men, women and children. In quoting the prices on Holeproof hosiery and Xmas sus penders the figures were reversed, the price of the hosiery being $1.50, while that on the suspenders should only be 50 cents. This error was not dis covered until a greater. part of the issue had been run, and this announcement is made in order to avoid any future misunderstanding. Both are excellent bargains at the corrected prices. Theodore Bos, father of the Bos boy who was arrested with the five lads who are accused of numerous robberies about the city, called at gun In bis campaign in a speech at The Argus office this afternoon and Turner hall, Moline, last night denied that he had at any time per- "The time has come," said Hurburg. . mitted the boys to gamble in his "when the people of this country are house, as had been stated in the ac- not going to pay so much attention to count in the papers following the ar what a man says, as to what he does. re8t of tne boys. He explained that Experience has taught us that we ne naa Permitted the boys to play need direct elections of United States caras m oraer to Keep tnem on tne senators. If I am nominated and streets and out of pool rooms, but elected. I will do ell in my oower to lnal never wa "I money staged on Dlace In the hands of the DeoDle the lne games. Kegaramg tne iact tnai control of the high office of United lne -an,e D7 roomea at nis nouse, State senator. n Baia: lne Doy V a companion Tn .rirfiHnn n .o-.f r to my own Doy and ne often ex- Ing United States senators and our Pre8Bfl a de8,re to stay at my house, svstem of minority !renrpRenttion r,n but tnIs 1 refused, telling him to Stay system has brought more shame to the , Z..Z '"UB .,,Z. " ,T FMMlMlojm r th- rfornrotlr. r..W " wuu;u lu r luaiiy Ills laioer FATHERS MEET WITH ELDER SONS Interesting Gathering Held at ' Methodist Church by the Brotherhood. recent European trip and devoted par ticular attention to Pompeii and Vesu vius. The general opinion of all present was that the meeting had been pro ductive of an inestimable amount of good, and that the good work should be continued. TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE Dr. Jj. C. Ixrd Says Understanding Between Father and Boys Is Prime Necessity. Contribute To The Cemetery Soldiers' Monument Fund than the spoils system in American politics. Under the spoils system pub lic service becomes a gamble. A slight turn of fortune's wheel, and the labors of those who have given their best talent to the iservices of the state are brought to naught I have Just as much respect and more for the man who buys his votes outright as for him who buys his votes authorized me to let the boy remain at my house, and it was only upon Last evening was fathers' and elder brothers' night at the meeting of the Methodist Brotherhood in the First Methodist church. The gathering was one of the most, successful ever held, inasmuch as it got the fathers and boys together on a common ground, and did much towards establishing a bet his authority that I consented to therter understanding and relationship be- arrangement, and then only to keep the boy from carrying out his an nounced purpose of running dhvay. "The boys will tell any one who asks them that what I say is true. No one Is more sorry than I at what has happened, but that it did happen was in spite of my best efforts tc Personal Points Myf t,AlUIAt A. f ... . . I J T. r""1-- ',eenl me joos keep the boys straight Under the wu.cu u.umaieiy must De paid lor wltn circumstances I would like to know a. warrant on we puduc treasury." why the authorities have ordered the boys to stay away from my home, when there is absolutely no reason for it." Mr. Bos also stated that Lntils miss Anna Reynolds of Cedar Rapids Bostrom. who bv the wav accomDa- Is the week end guest of Miss Agnes nied him to the office, had stayed at backett, 1128 Second avenue. his house for two weeks, but that he, Will McEniry, Jr., and Miss Bes- too had Proper authority for so sie McEniry have gone to St Louis doing. Mr. Bos also stated that and New Orleans. They will sDend K&hlk nd Bostrom had confessed tue winter in the latter citv tnBl neitner naa gamoied in nis - Mrs. George Michael and daughter se Elizabeth have arrived from their home in St. Paul to spend the holi days with her parents. Dr. and Mrs. A. II. McCandless. Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Mitchell, en- route east from San Francisco, left Driving along the Elm street ear Rock Island yesterday after a briaf U'ne at Fifth street and Sixteenth ave- vis't with relatives, their destination nue Moline, una morning, Clyde Ba being London They were accompa- ker was thrown from his wagon to the nied as far as Chicago by Dr. Ralph pavement when the car collided with WAGON IN COLLISION WITH A STREET CAR tween them. Dr. Livingston C. Lord, president of the Eastern Illinois Normal school, was present and gave a very pleasing talk. He spoke of the relation of father and son and brought out the fact that the father ehould have the confidence of the son. As principal of the Normal school. Dr. Lord stated that he received many confidences from the students, which should have been given to the father, and stated that on many occasions, when he sug gested such a course, the pupil re plied, "That la impossible, you do not know my father." The speaker went on to eay that in spite of the many new and approved methods suggested for bringing up a child, obedience was still the fundamental principle. OTHERS MAKE TALKS. Other helpful talks were given by S. W. Searle on "Boys' Interests" and Frank J. Sessions on "Boys' Inspira tions and Men's Duties to Boys." Dr. E. M. Sala spoke entertainingly of his JH. Dart. Your First Thought Should Be When seeking a food that has the quality, gives forth strength and pleases the taste. Graham Wafers The newest and best of all meeting with instant favor crispy. baked food products These wafers are a re the tasting kind which melt in the mouth. PUT UP IN AIRTIGHT TINS SEE YOUR GROCER INDEPENDENT BAKING COMPANY DAVENPORT, IOWA the wagon. He was pretty badly shak en up, but will not suffer any perma nent injuries. The wagon wheels were in the car track, and because of the dense fog, neither the driver nor the motorman could see each other until too late to avoid the accident The car was com ing west while the wagon was headed east The force of the collision tipped the wagon completely over. Baker was assisted to nis feet and taken to his home In Moline, where he received medical attention. MARLIN RIFLE CLUB ORGANIZES AGAIN Members of Organization Revive it and Begin Practice for a Christmas Shoot. This afternoon the Marlln Rifle club held a shoot at the club range back of Seventh avenue and Thirty- first street No prizes were posted for the day's shoot, the members of the club entering into the contest f ot nothing but glory and the practice Christmas is coming and the club preeentsa way to its members to stock their larders with turkey for that day. Hence the reason for prac tice today. The club was revived few weeks ago. and though the ab sence of the late Julius Junge, lead ing spirit of the club previous to his death, Is felt, the club expects a good DRUGGISTS PLAN A BANQUET IN JANUARY Will Be Held at Manufacturers' Ho tel in Moline and National Heads WiU Be Invited. Plans for the annual banquet of the Rock Island county Retail Druggists' association and the ladies' auxiliary of the association were furthered at a meeting of the druggists and their wives in the New Harper hotel parlors last evening. The affair is to be held at the Manufacturers' hotel in Moline in January, the date to he fixed by the committee. It is the intention of the association to bring to the meeting as speakers, the presidents of the na tional orders. H. C. Shuptrine. presi dent of the National Association of Re tail Druggists, and Mrs. Charles A. Starr of Chicago, president of the woman's auxiliary of the National As sociation of Retail Druggists will be ex tended invitations to attend the meet ing. William Ullemeyer and A. J. Reiss of Rock Island and Charles Brunstrom of Moline form the com mittee in charge of the arrangements. DENSE FOG SETTLES OVER THE TRI-CITIES For the of Its patrons The Argus Counting Room Is open Every Saturday Evening Until 10 O'clock TURNER SOCIETY WILL BY REVIVED Committee of Two Named to Conduct Campaign for Many New Members. Street Car Traffic Impeded and Pe destrians Have Trouble in Passing Each Other. WANT 150 ON THE ROLLS Robert Winter and P. A. Domann Plan to Boost Organization Classes in Gymnastics. A fog of the most approved Lon don variety moved in on the tri-citlea last night and made its presence felt this morning until after 9 o'clock. It was one of the densest fogs ever seen here, there being times when one could scarcely see a man dozen feet away. Many pedestrians had difficulty in dodging vehicles and street cars and even other pedestri ans. Motormen of street cars had to run slowly and strain their eyes all the time and guess where the corners were. People who travel to the business district by street car had to place themselves beside the track and wait for the car to appear Usually It was within 30 or 40 feet before visible and the headlights ap parently had no effect whatever. If London fogs have anything on the one that visited here this morning, local people have reason to rejoice over not being in that city. Is Accused of Theft. Alleging that John Maloney had en tered bis room and had taken $4 out of his pocket, William Besanecker swore out a warrant for the arrest of Maloney. The warrant was served last night by Officer Kinney and the hearing was set for Wednesday morning. Robert Winter and P. A. Domann have been appointed a committee to raise the membership lists of the Rock Island Turner society, with the object In view of extending the benefits of the organization. It is the desire to increase the membership to at least 150 and to top that mark if possible. An advertising campaign will be in augurated by the committee in its ef forts to boost the organization. A pro gram for the training of the members has been arranged. Younger boys. those still In school and those of the schoolboy age will have gymnasium work Monday evenings from 6 o'clock till 7.30, and the active class will have work from 7-30 to 9:30 on the same evening. LADIES OX TtTESDAT. The ladles' class will be each Tues day evening from 7:30 to 9 o'clock, and Thursday and Friday evenings will be devoted to the boys and girls, re spectively. The dues are small and within reach of all. The parents in terest is to be secured and that of the children will follow. Six new mem bers Were received at a recent meet ing, and three at least will be received at the next meeting. The member ship now Is more than 100. The Turner society recently sub scribed $25 to be devoted to the Sol diers' Monument fund. Will Lose 8lght Richard Hurley, an employe of the Moline Wagon company, was the vic tim of a peculiar accident this morning while at work. Some one threw an Iron tamp across the room and it struck Hurley In the face. The optic nerve ot one eye was cut and It la believed the sight will be lost PROMINENT DAVENP0RTER EXPIRES VERY SUDDENLY Julius Sander, well known whole sale and retail Implement dealer in Davenport, chairman of the Scott county board of supervisors and president of the Turners' society, dropped dead in his store this mor lng just before noon. He had been in good health and his sudden de mise was entirely unexpected. Death a Natural One. At the Inquest at J. JF. Rose's under taking parlors this morning, a post mortem was held over the remains of Levi H. Oman, who was struck by an automobile driven by T. M. Sechler on November 27. The Jury brought in a verdict of death being caused by pleur isy. Disorderlies Fined. Pines of $5 and costs were levied on Koni Telli and Marie Arthur and Pauline Moffltt negresses, this morn ing, by Magistrate C J. Smith. Officer Herkert and McCarthy placed the trio under arrest last night for disorderly conduct The man was arrested in the iroom of the two women. Intoxicated Man Fined. Clifford Wood paid $1 and costs for drunkenness in the court of Magistrate Smith this morning. Tuesday Dec. 12 At the Rock Island Roller Rink Broom Ball Game Rock Island vs. Davenport Cook Remembers P. A. Domann. P. A. Domann, editor of the Volks Zeltung, Is In receipt of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's book, "My Attainment of the North Pole," sent him by the explorer aa an appreciation of the courtesies extended him by the local editor when ha was here for a lecture several mouths ago. Attention, Carpenters Union No. 166. Members of Carpenters' Local Union No. 166, Rock Island, are requested to report at Carpenters' hall. Industrial Home building, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p. m. sharp, to attend the funeral of Brother L. H. Oman. O. G. BIGGS, Secretary. A FREE Sewing Machine as a Christmas Gift will meet the approval of any woman. Its beauty and usefulness will make It indispensable to her, and cause her to treasure it through many Christmases to come. $1 a Week Buys the Free at THE MILL STORE 300-302 Fourth Ave. year. (A