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Swinging On The Toll Gate," by Gcibcl, and a
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STOOD THE TEST.
Rock Island's Council Sustains
SEVBHTESTH 8TBEET QAXSIES.
Aids, Keaaedr, XebM as Vmmm bj, i.
Dearth CatMprlM, kat VaiUacThay
4mm lata tka WaaeaA CHy HaO Prop.
IUn-Tk Tweatj-talt Street Farias;
Caatract, aaa the Bl Men.
The Rock Island
m aaara vvvu
tried ana not found wanting on the
Issue ft furthering permanent nnl-
C impr 'vements. The navinir on.
er. tipns 8 well begun and carried
forii. up to this time are to go on.
Seven.ee.) h street, the bone of con
tention over which hovered a crisis
in the city's progressive tendency, is
to be pared. The council so ordered
last evening. .
Tka OraHaamea Preivatea.
After the council had disnowil nf
its regular routine, as well as other
business before it, the paving ordi
nances applicable to Seventeenth
were called up by Aid. ilaucknr un
der the call of the ordinance commit
tee, and at Aid. Bladcl's reauest the
ordinance for the pavinsr of Seven.
teenth, from Fourth to Seventh ave.
nue. was put upon its nassasre. and
carried unanimously. Then the or.
dinanre for the pavinir of Seven
teenth, from Seventh to Ninth ave
nue, was presented, and it was
likewise adopted, on Aid. Roth's mo
tion, by unanimous vote. But when
the third section, calling for the pav.
ins; 01 me street irom Sinlh to Eigh
trenlh avenue, was called up and
Aid. Manckcr moved its passage, the
opposition which had made no dem
onstration while the ordinances af
fecting other property holders were
being pased, broke out in the inter
est of extensive land owners. Aid.
Kennedy was the mouthpiece of those
who sought to object. As a mere
subterfuge for his determination to
obstruct, Mr. Kennedy akcd the city
attorney about the status of the
Twentieth street paving ordinance in
the courts. The city attorney re
plied that the matter was ready for
unal argument; and then the would-
be wily alderman desired to know
how loni; it would be before the
council would know what disposition
wouiu oemane 01 mis ordinance, and
to this Mr. Haas replied that it was
somewhat indefinite, though he
could see no reason for any great de
Aid. Bladel asked as to the benefits
of the paving being distributed in pro
portion to the costs, and the city at
torney responded that these were
all matters for the commissioners to
Aid. Kennedy was thereupon airain
heard from in a substitute to the
effect that this section of the Seven
teenth street pavement lav over, and
that in the meantime the city attor
ney lorce the 1 wentieth street pave
ment to final settlement.
Aid. Corken, that never-failinsr
champion oi progress, was on his
feet in an instant. He could not see
what Twentieth street had to do with
Seventeenth, and if the Sixth ward
alderman thought the council could
not see through his scheme, he was
mistaken. II some poor man con
stituted the only interest in this mat
ter. Aid. Kennedy would have shown
no hesitancy in pushing it through;
but where influence had been bought
to bear of a different sort, he' was
quite easily swayed.
Aid. Kennedy said something
about bis having alwavs lieen the
friend of the poor man, which the
aldermen regarded as an nnusnal de
velopment of sarcasm on Kennedy's
part, and then the latter displayed
his spleen by saying that Seventeenth
street was onlv a cow path, anyway
and that grass would be growing on
the bricks six months after tbey
were put down. ! was up there
Sunday," said Kenbcdy, "and it's
like going out in the country to pave
that street. It is not much traveled.
an v way."
If the alderman had looked at the
street from an unbiased standpoint.
he would have seen that the reason
it is not so much traveled as it
might be now is because it is hub
deep in mud," responded Aid. Mauck-
er, "and even this very night wag
ons are stalled there, so I don't think
the alderman's argument is worth
Well 1 want to see Twentieth
street paved before Seventeenth. It
is the oldest and most important
street." said Aid. Kennedy.
When it comes to that." retorted
Aid. Corken. "Seventeenth street
was a public highway here before
Twentieth street was heard of. and
as to the relative importance ot the
two to tke city, I think Seventeenth
will stand comparison."
The vote was then taken on Aid.
Kennedy's substitute seeking delay,
and it was found there were but two
aldermen who coincided with the ob
structionist. Aids. Nelson and Foss
sustaining him, while Aids. Roth.
Bladel. Kinncr. Schroeder, Corken,
Oanber. Maucker. Evans, Kusch-
mann and Cramer voted in the nega
The motion to adopt the ordinance
was then put. and Kennedy and his
confederates flopped over onto the
side of the affirmative in order to
square themselves with their con
stitnents for their inconsistency, the
ordinance being adopted by unani
mous vote, the aldermen responding
in this order: Beth. Bladel. Kinner,
Schroeder. Corken, Dauber. Mauck
er, Evans, Kuschmann, Kennedy,
uramer. Nelson, Foss.
When the crisis had been safely
passed there was a stir in the MU.aapper was served.
ence present, which was the largest
that has attended "a council session
for a long time, that gave assent to
the councU s action.
The aldermen had recorded them
selves on the side of public improve.
ments again, itneea barmy be said
that the administration was strongly
in iavor ot tne passage oi the ordi
nance, the mayor being a public
spirited citicen'and elected as such.
could . not have been regarded as
maintaining any other attitude to
ward an Issue oi such vast concern
to the city. The opposition exerted
by Aid. Kennedy was not to be won
dered at, but doubtless his constitu
ents, many of whom have witnessed
his vote lor paving propositions in
the past where it affected them, will
expect an explanation of why he
sought to protect other property
holders from the same burdens.
However, he gained the distinction
of being the lirst alderman to raise
his voice in the interests of delay in
Kock -Island paving Improvements
since they were first inaugurated.
but that very act demonstrated that
Kennedy has outlived his usefulness
as a municipal law maker in these
progressive limes. His persistency
in bringing up Twentieth street was
the most ridiculous part of his argu
ment. If he had attempted to ascer
tain what was the matter with Twen
tieth street several months ago. he
would have acted in response to pub-
lie wishes. What is the matter with
Twentieth street is a question many
have sought an answer to in vain.
and it is to be hoped that Kennedy
will push his inquiry into the matter
now that he has been induced to
bring it up, for strange as it may
seem to him last night's action on the
part of the council docs not aucct
Twentieth street in the least. Let
us hope that the objections now on
file in the court will be speedily over
come. I.ct us hoiie that the street
will be paved even as Seventeenth
will, and let us hope and trust that
when such annoying delays occur in
pushing paving operations on anv
street in the future the council will
take it A at the proper time; and
ascertain the cause.
A Mew City Hall.
At the opening of the session.
Mayor Medill read a special message
to the council on the subject of a
new city ball, the message appearing
in full in the official proceedings else
where.' The citv of Springfield, 111.,
and the city of Clinton, Iowa, have
botn recently demonstrated the prac
ticability of the mayor's proposition,
and both cities now have new city
halls of their own. The mayor's
idea is simply that which many citi
zens hold in the matter of acquiring
homes that which is paid in rent.
may as well be applied month by
month, or year by year on the pur
chase of the same. The idea is to or
ganize a company, and Rock Island
capital stands ready for such invest
ment, buy .the land and build the city
hall in conformity with the plans ap
proved by the council and under the
council's supervision, the corneal) v
to receive a nominal rate of interest.
and the city pay a rental that is to
apply on the purchase price over and
above the interest, while a certain
proportion of the saloon license
each annum is to be paid in on the
principal until it is liquidated. An
other scheme that the mayor has in
mina is tnat covered by the section
of the statutes, which authorizes the
city to build it under the librarv
board act, which permits the levy
ing of a 5-mill tax on the assessed
property valuation. Levying halt
that amount, or a tax of 2i mills for
20 years, the city would be enabled
to pay $5,000 a year until it had ac
quired the property. At all events.
me mayor Has shown his public
spirit, and the council has accepted
his suggestions, by authorizing the
appointment of a committee to carry
out ine pians.
Twcaty-UUra fttrmt Pavinc.
The council received the bids for
the paving of Twenty-third street.
but witheld action until the samples
submitted be subjected to the proper
test in accordance with the standard
heretofore adopted by the council.
The bid of R. J. McUee was the low
est on Galesburg brick, while the
towards Walsh Construction com
pany is the lowest on home brick
The councTTlas yet to determine the
inB merits oi tne two proposi
james ana beorge Coyne were
given a pleasant surprise Saturday
evening at their home, 217 Sixth
street. The evening was spent in
dancing and social games. During
tne evening a very palatable supper
The following people were present
WSXV Aao Qninlaa.
Ml lie QataUa.
Mary MttM. '
Parent Ooea. -G
quite a " irathering at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John
Ohlweiler, Jr., the occasion being
t . .....
asra. vuiweuer's zvtn birthday.
Progressive cinch was the order of
the evening, and two prises were
given. Misses Rose Schorrar- nf Rap.Ic
Island, and Minnie Bruner, of Daven
port, winning them.
-A" exceedingly pleasant surprise
party was given Miss Julia Hart-
nsann, at her home, 2739 Seventh
avenue, by about thirty-six of her
friends last evening. Games, danc
ing and other social naatimna were
the order of the evening, and before
toe young iotas wit a most enjoyable
A GREAT SOgPMSE.
Capt. M. W. Lyon Resigns Un
der a Cloud.
Chart With I molarities la His Ae-
cMMta, the Papalar OSStsar Seeks tmWf-itee-AUegatlaaa
That Tri-Ctty VriaiMto
f the AeeosM Will ha Lath to BMtara.
A dispatch from Washington has
this concerning the former actinc
commandant at Rock Island arsenal:
Capt. M. W. Lyon, United States
army, has tendered his resignation
as an officer of the ordnance corps,
and thereby hangs a story. Until a
few weeks ago Capt. Lyon was the
ordnance inspector at the Providence
iron works, Providence, R. I., where
mortar carriages are being built for
the government. In addition to his
purely technical duties he also acted
as disbursing officer for the govern
ment in connection with the work
under his charge. Several weeks
ago his accounts wore inspected by
an officer of the inspector general's
department. Irregularity was found.
resulting in enarges being preferred
against Capt. Lyon. The amounts
were not large, but numerous, ag
gregating 8600 or $700. The detail
for a court-martial was prepared and
charges and specifications placed in
me nanus oi joi. uarr. tne judge ad
vocate at Governor's island. When
notified of the charges and placed
under arrest. Capt. Lvon tendered
his resignation. His offense having
been aggravated by his action in de
stroying the records of his office,
after being placed under arrest, it is
doubtful whether Secretary Lamont
will accept his resignation. A court
martial is now thought.to be inevi
table, though Col. Barr, who has the
papers in charge, has found it neces
sary to quash some of the specifica
tions against Capt. Lyon by reason
of the destruction of the records.
Causes sSmmuIm Hrrw.
This news concerning the popular
captain will cause a profound sensa
tion in the three cities, where the
captain was so well known and so
well liked. During his service at
Rock Island arsenal some of the most
important work ever undertaken
there was . constructed the Rock Isl
and viaduct, the replacing of the up
per deck of Rock Island bridge and
building of the Moline water
power pool being under his immedi
ate direction as acting commandant.
At the Rock Island viaduct banquet
neiu at me narper on tne completion
of that work he was the hero of the
hour. Great was the regret felt
w hen he was ordered from Rock Island
to Providence, and equal! v great re
gret will le tclt over these surprising
disclosures, while not a few will be
inclined to doubt them until the ac
cusations are proven to have reason
THE LAST SUMMONS.
Joseph Hardy Called t IIU Imam Beat
Joseph Hardy, one of Rock Isl
ana s oiaest and most bignly es
teemed citizens', died at midnight
last night, of rheumatism and old
age. He was born in Birmingham.
England, 73 years ago, and when but
ayoung man enlisted inahe English
navy, lie made seven trips across
tne Aiianuc, ana at last settled in
Buffalo, N. T., where in 1845 he mar
ried Miss A. J. Norton. In 1849. he
settled on a farm in Wisconsin, and
lived there about 20 years.
Mr. uardv came to Rock Island in
182, and has since made this his
home. He was the father of eight
children, six of whem survive him,
with his bereaved wife, as follows:
J. N., of Moline: T. C. of Chicago:
Mrs. Morrison, of Denver: Mrs. Jo
seph Cameron, of Rock Island: J. E..
of Chicago, and Mrs. Dr. Arp, of Mo
Mr. Hardy was for some years con
nected with his father in business in
Birmingham, running a verv larre
establishment, dealing in printer's
ink and supplies.
The funeral will occur at S o'clock
tomorrow afternoon from the late
residence, 2402 ine street.
John McGuire was arrested this
morning by Officer Brennan, while
be was trying to dispose of a clock,
He was taken to the station, but
could not give a satisfactory source
irom wnence came tne enronometer,
and consequently he was locked up.
Ed Kane was arrested on complaint
of Mary Sinnet, laBt evening. Last
evening, Mary avows, Ed and anoth.
er gentleman called at her house.
but she threw them out, and they
went in the middle of the road,
picked up a rock, and hurled it
through the window. This morning
saary laiiea w laentiiy nane, now
ever, and his case was continued un
til 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Jonas Bear Co s. clothing store
was entered this morning, about
o'clock, by burglars, who gained en
trance through the back door. The
following articles were stolen: Two
coats, light colored, dark stripe; two
s . . a' . . at
coats, ugnt colored, spotted cassi.
mere; three coats, square cut, black
diagonal; one coat, square cut. dark.
and one pair of pauts. dark colored
cassimere; besides a lot of cuff but
tons, collar buttons and pins, and
913 ia money. No clue to the bur
glars has as yet been found, but
Chief Sexton is working hard en the
E. Genseuleiter, livery mam. Pitta
burg, p,, cured a valuable horse of
influenza by asing Salvation Oil on
him for few days. .
We have them ready for you and it is not a bit too earl.
New Cut-aways With hip seams.
The full double breasted English Reefer Coats with loose tronta
and long shoulder effects. The tight fitting Coats, the loose treat
Coats, and the newest styles of Coats, 34 to 36 inches long, in all
of the season's favorite cloths. They are now shown for the firs .
time, with a magnificent line of Capes, plain, silk lace, ject and
Moire silk trimmed.
Our Spring Importation of Lace Curtains.
This week we place on sale the handsomest and most complete
stock of Lace Curtains ever shown ia this vicinity. New patterns
in Brussels Net, new pattern Irish Point, new Point d'Reprit. new
Nottinghams in white and ectu.- This line will certainly interest
every lady, whether she buys this style or not.
Then there is the new Silk Edge Saxony, jnst the thing yon
are looking for. This Curtain is as handsome as the Brussels
Curtain, but it costs only about halt as much. . We have them in
10 new and beautiful patterns.
We will also place on sale a line of Embroidered Mnslin Cur
tain goods by the vard at 14c, 17c, 22c, 25c, worth fnlly one-third
While they last, we will sell
all of onr Roller Shades, plain,
opaque and with Dado, mounted
on the best spring rollers made,
We have about CO dozen, worth
up to 50c They all go at 25c
A word to the wise: Our line of Cheney Bros.1 China Silks
are in and open for inspection this week.
1720, 1722. 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
Folding Beds on the Rack:
THIS WEEK YOU CAN BUY
$20.00 Folding Beds For $16.00.
$23X - - $19.00.
$2400 " " $20.00.
$28.00 - - " $22.00.
And so on as the prices go up. This is an oppor
tunity you should not miss if you want some double
BED LOUNGES -
This week we show the largest line ever shown at
one time in this city, and the prices will be as inviting
as a May day. You can't make a mistake by inves
ting in one of them.
SPRING STYLES Coming in daily. Give
iis the pleasure of your company for an hour, even
if you do not wish to buy.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT
L F. DEFEND, Manager. 1809-1811 Second Avenue
furniture, carpets and House Furnishings. Oar tor
at t J&0 except Saturday. Telephone No. 120C -
Misses' and Children's High Cut Shoes
Given Away at'
Schneider's Central Shos StcrC
Every fedy buying a pair of our $4.?0
shoes will receive a pair of misses' or chil
dren's hish cut shoes free.
book la.avra, ill.
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Coats and Capes ft sea yd
New Wash Goods.
We offer a beautiful variety In
this department. New Satines,
Dimities. Jap, Crepes. Swisses.
Ducks, Pongees an elegant line
of these. You can scarcely , ask
for anything in this department
which we haven't got.
For Thursday We will sell 20
pieces 12Jc Lawn for 5c a yard,
beginning Thursday morning at
OUR OWN MAKE.
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