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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912.
5 MOVE 111 BEHALF CLEAN STREETS IS COMMENDED Major Charles Keller Writes The Argus Relative to Cru sade That Is On. MAKES SOME SUGGESTIONS Commissioner Reynold Discusses Finances and Adopts a System as to Alley's. J Rock Island, I1L. Nor. 27. Editor The Argus: Permit me to compli ment you for the public spirit and great good sense of your editorials of J Monday tod Tuesday nights, concern ing the fUtby condition of our streets. There is absolutely no question that nothing hurts Hock Island more than the untidy appearance which it pre-f-nts. A stranger coming Into the town sees the streets covered with dirt, waste paper, and other trash, and Judcs the town by Its appearance. As a resident of Rock Island, who has had occasion to see other towns allowed by the commission for my de partment, and I am not prepared to say that the commission is not doing all it can with the funds allotted to It. You must know that out of what I have, the present-day needs must be taken rare of and provision made for the feeding of the horses of the depart ment during the winter, besides lay ing something by for deeming up after a snow, an emergency that Is very apt to occur before the winter in over. So you can see that the street department is exceedingly handicapped In trying to meet the requirements of the situ ation, and It is on this account that I feel that an unjust reflection is cast upon me in some of the complaints that have been made. CXEAXIXG THE ALLEYS. "I will say this, however, that. I have adopted a system looking to the clean ing of the alleys with the cooperation of the business men, and this will con tribute in a large measure to the keep ing of the streets clean, at least. It will remove the cause of accumulations nf mhhinh and n'.d nanpr that r-nmoa ' frftm t)io aIIpits T n m Mlllnp nn all the interested business men on the subject, and it Is gratifying to find they are all cooperating. The result is that the alleys will be cleaned ev ery morning and some of them were a fright, I must confess. But this evil will be "plnated from this on, and then with (he constant sweeping of the pavement through the day the new as phalt will be kept reasonably clean, although I agree with the position of The Ji8 that It should be sprinkled WHITE SLAVERY CHARGED BY GIRL CAUGHT IN RAID Inquiry Into Powers Behind Bed Light District Is on in the Police Court. DISORDERLIES ARE PULLED Women Tell Sensational Stories at 'Station This Morning Case Being Fought. of correspond mg .fee. I feel justified . b theri.citv COmpany at ... . """" ' i all times of the year when the wea-her .resent, so discouraging an aspect to cot too co,d Tnere ht t0 be be tniv-UT. and your present crusade provlsicm for men ln the 6weeplng do n favor of .-lean streets will do more 1 t nt ,n order tnat the en.,re Dug. ... . Ji'l"-ii'J i ,. ... h -nT,Htont1v Uent clean; but, as I said before, there ili the town than any other movement that f T V. .. v. .. ...... I m i 1 " "" waijuu where the queBton of finance comes iu, will keep the good work going and not anH .... , , mv ,,, i will have something to say at lengtlT on the subject at the next meeting of the commission next Monday after noon." HKKPIC BV ASSESSMENT. Asked If he did no- think an organ ization of business men that would pro- I vide for sweeping by special assess j nient among the merchants that would i amount to a nominal weekly contribu j tion, would relieve the problem, Mr. i Reynolds replied: "I, of course, cannot dictate to the business men what they ; should do any more than I would to ' any other class of citizens, but if the . business men desire to have the sweep ing done through special assessment. 1 you may rest assured they will have permit yourself to be discouraged by any lack of support ln the banning. Th bent element In the town will un questionably come to your aid in pro moting the good cause that you have undertaken to lead. What the town seems to lack Is a well organized system of street clean ing. Tliis tihould be based upon a I liowled;-!. f,f the funds available for the purpose and the exDerienre in Mtnilar work elsewhere. Such exper ience Is readily available in the form of r'prts, airl It would be a compara- 1 vi ly en)y thing to procure au thoritative Information as to tie methods which have been found hi at adapted to the local situ- ntw.ri f-"l.w Liu., vw.n .. . i i u "' "ll , ! my most hearty cooperation, as no one , , . ,. , .. . 'lis more interested in clean streets Into this question, and it would be ai ver simple matter for Mr. Tavenner. ftir instance, to procure the d'Hlred ' Infortna' Ion and to write on the sub-i J- et a very readable series of articles. If I can be of service In any way, 1 t-liall be very glad to be called upon. Very respectfully. r. KKI.UCK. Major, Corps of KiiKineers. IIKIMII II" lOI- S i)IKM. "It in out of tin- ipiestion to con sider the purchase of u (lusher Just at this time," said Commissioner K. R. Reynolds In conversation with an Ar gus representative Wednesday after noon, anent the condition of Rock Is land's streets, "for the simple reason that Rock Island has not the money with which to make such an inves' inent. I am frank to say. further, that I consider a great injus ire is being done my department in the charges of neglect tlia' have been made with ref erence to the condition of the streets and alleys. It costs money to keep the stree's clean, and I am doing the very best I can with what has been than I." GAMBLERS AGAIN. BECOME ACTIVE Notorious Turk, Known as the "Bucket of Blood" Does Big Holiday Business. SHERIFF GETS A TIP Warns Proprietor to Cease Operations Confession of Guilt Is Made. KsjSBoafl9BIB3BBTMaaVRBflH&HBSK9 Gambling operations have been resumed in Rock Island. Craps tables, faro and roulette outfits, and all the old gambling devices have been As a result of a wholesale raid up on the Twenty-6econd street red light district last night, in which four girlB and six men were caught in the drag net, sensational disclosures were made which may incriminate Thomas Wag ner and others in a white slave plot. Hazel Wilson of Davenport, a pretty girl of about 22 years, who was ar rested Iu a disorderly house at 213 Twenty-first street, told the authori ties of her having been brought to the Burt DuPrez cafe last Saturday night, where she was compelled to sit ln a back room and drink with men, and ! of her subsequent location in the Twenty-first 6treet Joint. The state's attorney has promised to probe the matter to the bottom and a wholesale issuance of warrants was promised this afternoon. WHITE SLAVERY CHARGES. Those who are implicated in the white slavery plot are Thomas Wag ner, wha rents rooms in the notorious Baker bulMing on Twenty-second street. and the house located at 213 Twenty-first street to disorderly women, Ed Thomas of Davenport, who brought the Wilson girl to the DuPrez joint, and the wom an's husband, who last night eluded the officers and escaped to the Iowa side of the river. Not only does the Wilson girl ac cuse Wagner of causing her to lead an immoral life, but she also accuses him of ordering her to seduce an old man who is infatuated with her. to a hotel where she could rob him and turn the money over to her alleged boss, Wagner. Wragner has retained an attorney and the case was renewed this after noon at 1:30. Witnesses were sum moned, and the affair promises to bring about the exposure of the var ious powers behind the throne who have made possible the red light dis trict in Rock Island. C.IKI.9 GIVE TESTIMONY. Pearl Marshall and Opal Gray two women caught in the Twenty-first street house testified to the fact that Tom Wagner had rented them the rooms, and on the stand Wagner ad mitted that he rented that place as well as the notorious Baker joint. Hazel Wilson's story was as fol lows: "I came over to Rock Island for the first time Saturday night and was taken to Burt's cafe by Ed John eon of Davenport. I had never led an immoral life before' that time. In this cafe I sat in the back room and drank with men and afterwards was inti mate wun tnem. i toon mem to a room at. 213 Twenty-first street, which I rented from Tom Wagner for 60 cents at each visit. Wagner wanted me to stay with him right along. He took me to the house. When I got into the house a woman told me to put floor! Flour! Flour! At BRADY'S Your last opportunity to buy flour at these low prices. Jersey Cream flour, per sack $1.29 Gold Medal flour, per sack $1.39 Ceresota flour per sack ..$1.39 Occident flour per sack ..$1,49 1'.) pounds best cane granulated sugar for $1.00 Fancy dressed spring chickeus. Per pound 15c ilandpicked New York Baldwin apples, per peck 29c Good engs. per dor 25c I.'.hby's sliced pineapple, regu lar ;0e quart cans, for ..-23c Three can new pack tomatoes fc-r 25c Uite lljivell cranberries, three quarts 26c Rest butterine. two pounds 35c KreMi Holland rusks.' two pack- Ks 15c Two can best sweet corn tr 15c Two pounds fresh gingersnaps, da or oyster crackers ...15c Two tall cans salmon ...25c Regular 30c coffee, per pound 25c St vtu pounds freh oat meal 25c Seven boxes no'selcss matches 25c K'.bt oars Lenox Boap --25c Two packages Shredded Wheat or Grape-Nuts 25c Four pounds navy beans or Jap rice for 25c Three packages fresh pancake f'.our 25c Three cans Kara syrup ...25c Fresh sauer kraut per 'itiart 6C Two fat Norway mackerel. . 1 5c 1rw grocery co7 700 Twelfth Street. Old phones we it 443 and 869. Delivery to any part of the city trotted out from dark closets and have ! on a wrapper and 1 was told to drink once more been put under the glare of j with the men. Wagner wanted me to the incandescents. Holidays are al- stay at the DuPrez place ln the morn- I ways big ones for the gamblers, and j ing, as he said I could pick up lota of t yesterday was no exception. 1 money. There is an old man who is i ri 'mg on a. t. I in love with me and Wagner told me S The notorious Turf or "Bucket of ' 'Get the old boy up at some hotel and ; blood" on Eighteenth street between ! 0,8 ro11- Then give it to me.' " First and Second avenues, was yes- terday doing a land office business. I This place has been running sub rosaj , for some time, according to information : gleaned by the authorities, and there i ; have been several notable killings J made. A few weeks ago a Davenport citizen dropped a cool $500 in the Joint, according to his statement, and I others have been heavy losers, although not to the same extent as that man. MIKRIFE GETS IP, ! Getting the wind of what was going on. Sheriff Bruner at 9 o'clock last night, although still confined to his home. got out of bed aid managed to reach the telephone, getting into communica tion with the Turf, which was the scene of the gambling raid last fall, under similar circums'anct s, the sheriff at that time being ill. When accused of operating, the i proprietor admitted his guilt. Sher iff Brunr said: 'I will give you just i one hour to close up. and if you do , not do so I w ill get out of bed and come down there and raid your Joint. : if I have to come ln a hearse." ! TH1G QIIET. ! After that things quieted down 'somewhat ln the Turf, and but few parties were admitted to the gambling rooms, above the saloon. The depu ty sheriffs have orders to keep aa eye cn the place, and if their chief's or ders are not obeyed, the place will be "pulled." Wagner rents tne premises on Twentyfirst street, paying $12 a month and pays $1 a day for the three rooms in the Baker building. MANY ARE FIXED. The Wilson woman plead guilty to Inflammatory Rheumatism Quickly Relieved. Morton L. Hlli of Lebanon, Ind, says: ily wife had Inflammatory ' rheumatism ln every muscle and Joint; her suffering was terrible and her body i and face were swollen almost beyond recognition; had 'been Is bed for six ! weeks and had eight physicians, but ! received no benefit until ate tried Dr. : Deletion's Relief for Rheumatism. It , gave Immediate relief and she was able to walk ln three days I am sure It ! saved ber life." Sold by Otto Grotjac. j 1501 Second avenue. Rock Island, and ' Gust. Scnlegel & Son. 220 Second , Street, Davenport (Advertisement) Lady Baltimore Cake The Host Popular Cake This Season By Mrs. Ja net McKenzie Hill, Editor of tne boston Looting School Magaunt This is considered by many cooking authorities the finest cake that can be made, though in reality it is not at all difiicult. K C Lady Baltimore Cake One cup butter; 2 cups granulated sugar; 1 cup mnk I teaspoon Jul rose u aU-r; j h cups Jlour; j leivl teaspoon us A' C Baking i'ouder; uhitcs of 6 eggs, beaten dry. Cream the better and beat in the sugar gradually. Sift together, three times. the floor and baking powder, and ad 1 to the butter and sugar, alternately with the m;lk and rose water. Lastly, add the egg whites. Bake in three-layer cake pans. Put the layers together with the follow-in? frosttcg. Note The cake is tarce one and sells at Vumciii h.irhaBges for tiJO. 33 We fill prescriptions with fresh and pure drugs. We can afford to do it We're building up a reputation for good goods at reasonable prices. The items listed beiow are ex amples of this policy. Drugs and Patent Medicines $1.25 SAL HEPATICA , , $1.00 SCOTT'S EMUtSION 60c WYETH'S SAGE AND SULPHUR 50c DANDER. INE $1.00 HAY'S HAIR HEALTH $1.00 PAINE'S CELERY COMP $1.00 DUFFY'S MALT WHISKEY 25c LITHIA TABLETS, 3. grains 40 In a bottle 75c MERCOLIZED WAX 50o CAN- THROX 25c CARTER'S LIVER PILLS 50c DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS $1.00 SAVOY KIDNEY AND BLADDER REMEDY, guaranteed 1 LB. PEROXIDE OF HYDROGEN, 15c; 2 lb. bottle, 10c; lb. bottle $3.75 HORLICK'S MALTED MILK, hospital 25c TONSILITIS AND SORE THROAT REMEDY 25c CA8TORIA, PITCHER'S Formula Toilet Articles and Sundries ...95c ...83c ...42c ...42c ...83c ...79c ...85c ...18c ...65c ,...45c ...19c ...45c ...69c .... 6c $3.25 ...19c . ...19c MJRDAY SPECIALS Bargain Basement 80 men's heavy fleeced Shirts 00 A and Drawers ; OuC Ladies' Union Suits, bleached rib, ankle length, Att extra heavy fleece, 75c value, for , 40w Children's Union Suits, fleeced, O C for all ages. ZOu Ten quarter fleeced Blankets, Saturday QQ special, per pair OuU Wall Paper Cleaner, three OC cans for ZuC Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons, three CQf Irons, Stand and Handle, for Uww 8-inch Cut Glass Bowl, $3.98 value qQ QQ very special Saturday , b Oa 0 0 50c SANITOL ANTISEPTIC LIQUID 25c SANITOL ANTISEPTIC LIQUID OR SHAMPOO : 25c SANITOL DENTAL CREAM, TOOTH POWDER, OR FACIAL CREAM 25c COLGATE'S DENTAL CREAM 50c MAXINE ELLIOTT SOAP, 6 cakes in a box $1.25 Fountain Syringe, red rubber, rapid flow, complete, guaranteed $1.75 HOT WATER BOTTLE, black rubber, extra quality, Ji QQ 2 qt., guaranteed : ...JX.Xi ....39c ...19c ...15c ...18c ...39c $1.19 Special 25c ALMOND CREAM HAND LOTION, 20th Cent, for hands, softens and whitens the skin; one to a customer , 50c MAC'S COUGH 8YRUP, guaranteed 35c small, 25c size , 25c COLD LAXO TABLETS relieves a cold chapped 17c 17c 17c CANDY A pound box of Gansert's choicest OQ A candies, Saturday . . fcUC Ladies' Suits, $5.98, $7.98. $9.98, $12.98, up to $12.50, worth three and four times the price we ask for them. One-half off on Millinery, 'i off cn Children's Coats. See our $9.75 and $12.50 Special Ladies' Coats. - Cut Price on Fairs Owing to the warm, fall weather we have reduced our furs from 20 to 339. A great saving. A grand op portuuity to buy your Xmas furs now. Just as soon as the stock is reduced the prices will go back to their origi nal price. Women's & Children's Shoes Our shoe section is on a most satisfactory basis every line is the best obtainable to sell at the price ; shoes that will stand the test of wear. T ,--, Shoes at S2.98 : Women's gunmetal and patent colt shoes in button and lace, with leather or cloth tops, tipped and plain toe frft QQ styles; splendid values . . .fZivd Shoes at $3.50 We would like to have you see some of our newest $3.50 styles they're all made right made to wear made to please you when you buy, and a long time afterwards. Real Indian Slippers - These Slippers are soft ind comfortable; ideal for house wear, and they'll wear longer than any other Slipper you can buy; prices from (f t rr 90c to iZ.ZD Slippers at 85c Ladies' black felt Slippers, wth leather soles; fur trimmed; $1.00 values at Men's Felt Slippers Men's felt Slippers with fet soles; special Children's Wear 85c 58c One lot Children's Coats, sizes 6 to 14 years Children's brown and blue Norfolk Corduroy Coats, sizes 2 to 6 years at Misses' heavy Galateas, sizes 6 to 14 years 54 off Va off $1.89 CO OPERATIVE STORE CO. Rock Island, UK I 11 rraatlai lor 14 j baltlaon Caka Tkrta nt trwJaud rugar; I cut bouir watrr: uktut tf 3 egtt: I np chopped mum;. tup thepped uui-munu: Sjttt aU in iJtm t licet. Stir the sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved, then let boil without stirric; until the Syrup from a spoon will spin a Ion; thread; poor cpon the whites of the egg, beaten dry, beaticg' constantly meanwhile. Continue the beating until the frosting is cold; add the fruit and spread upon the cake. The K C Cook's Book contains ninety Just aoci delioaa recipe.. brad.-nuiflias. cakr and pastry. Von caa imi.t a cot) y j rre by aeixi lug tae certificate packed ia every 23-cml can of KC Bakiss Powder to the Jaocn Mro.Co.. Chicago. Small car, 1 da aut ""'vn Cock's (Advertisement) a charge of disorderly conduct and paid a fine of $10 and costs. Gus Wes terburg, who was in the place, com plained to the police that she had robbed him of $1.60. He was fined the earne amount on the sarre charge, and being unable to pay, was sent to jail. I earl Marshall and Opal Gray paid fines of $10 and costs and stated they rented their rooms from Tom Wagner. Maude Brown, an inmate of the "Swede Mandy" house, in the Baker building paid a fine of $10 and costs. Ernil Ulondier of Moline, entered the place last night, and when ordered out pulled a revolver. He paid a fine of $25 and costs for carrying concealed weapons. ' Tom Sellers and W. M. Braener, hangers on about the place, held as witnesses, were dismissed, with a warning to change quarters. S. Johnson, claiming to be the husband of Pearl Marshall, who was caught in tyih raid, was ordered to leave town, as It was shown by testimony that he allowed his wife to lead an IminoU life and brought men to tbe place, re viving the revenue therefore. Numerous robberies were reported to the police by men who claimed to have been touched In the red light district, but no fur-ther arrests were made. Patriarchs. Tour attention Is called to the special meeting this evening at 7:30. By order of press agent and Deputy Phil D. Fisher. Police News The negro approached four different people with the same remark. "I am station, he refused to be searched and offered to do battle. A tooth brush sorry, but I will have to kill you be- was the only weapon found oa his per fore midnight." When taken to the son. Lodge Notes. Rock Island encampment No. 12 Prosper De Slover and Alois Van I Acker paid fines of $3 and costs this morning, as a result of a free for all which they staged in the Cool saloon, on Third street and Seventh avenue last night. They have at last arrived amid great rejoicing, ju6t 15 all told, classy and satisfactory in every particular. "What are they you inquire?" Why they are the new overcoats for the police force. A grand Thanksgiving toot cost Jim Wilson, colored, just $2 ln police court this moraing. Gus Magnusen was picked up ln the railroad yards near Twentieth street last evening. Gus had Imbibed con siderable brew and claimed that he had an overcoat and $6 stolen from his room on Seventeenth street. Threatening to shoot four people, a drunken negro, giving his name as Johns, was arrested Wednesday night. Despatch from Bept, of AgHcuBture. 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