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TUB ARGUO, TUESDAY, MAT 4 3 C07.
res, It Pays
To buy of a long established, reliable house,
A dozen reasons might be given and all of
sound and reatonatfe. Our firm was or-
l ganlzed to do honorab!e, fair and square deal
ing that would stand the test of time. We
sustain the part by pushing the same policy and
giving the best values
Better When All Other Things
Are Considered Than
Any Other House.
Our big Stores are filled with all the latest
creations in fancy and substantial FURNI
TURE, CARPETS, etc. In Straw Mattings
and Carpets we are ahead of them all, and you
cannot miss it by coming to us. Call here first
and save running around.
CLEMAM & SALZMAM.
Corner Second Ave. and 16th St
Should be selected with as much care as you would de
vote to any other shoe. Our well-fitting Oxfords will
afford you more satisfaction than you have ever felt
before. If you want to get the full worth of your money
you will buy yonr Oxfords here. Hand-turn for
01.25 and $1.50
MAYOR MED1LL IS III,
New City. Government Is
307 Twentieth Street.
THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY.
Honors to the Outgoing and
Appointments of the New Ad
The city government of Rock Isl
and passed from the control of the
republicans to the hands of the dem
ocrats last night, when X. J. Medal.
Jr., succeeded B. F. Kncx in the ex.
ecntive chair, and the ether city offi
cers and aldermen-elect took their
eats. There was an immense a'
tendance at the citj hall, and the
eonncil chamber wherein the cere
monies took place was itmmed.
There were cheers for the outgoing
executive. Major Knox, when be
completed his valedictory, and
likewise for Mayor Mtdiil when
he took np the gavel he laid down
We cordially Invite you to call and inspect our
line of granite Iron ware, every piece guaran
teed, which we are selling at prices that defy
competition. See the display in our windows.
Every piece marked in plain figures. This Is
Not a Special Sale
1 But is good every day In the week.
Allen. Mvers & CompWF
Opposite Harper House. 1821 SSCCJD 1TB.
three members. The mayor then
announced the committees.
A. F. Tetn, a representative of the
Central Union Telephone company,
asked the eonncil for -permission to
do some reconstruction work on Sev
enth avenue between Twentieth and
Twenty-fourth streets, and on Twen
tieth street between secona ana sev
enth avenues. Tbe matter was re
ferred to the mayor and street and
alley committee with power to act.
A resolution presented dv Aia.
Dauber proffering a location for the
old soldiers' monument, the removal
of which from court house square is
contemplated by the county ooara.
as referred to the street ana alley
committee to report at the next
utMr new umeara.
The other officers elected at the
late election assumed their duties
last evening. They were A. V.
Huesing, city clerk; U. B. Marshall,
city atorney; Harry D. Simmon, city
treasurer; John 1. btanora, magistrate.
The report in detail of the council
proceedings, together with the mes
sages of the outgoing and incoming
executives, committee appomtmen' s,
etc., appears elsewhere.
Tbe Appoint meats.
The harmonious manner in which
the appointments were confirmed
the first instance of the kind in the
history of the city where the execu
tive has .met with such gratifying
cooperation on the part of the muni
cipal assembly in making his selec
tions speaks much lor the outlook
lor the new local government. The
appointments evince the exercise of
wisdom on Mayor Medill's part
throughout, lhev show a thought
ful consideration for the highest
welfare of the city as well as for the
pany which he represents, and with
the executive and legislative
branches of the municipality so in
accord, we have every reason to anti
cipate one oi the best ad minis ra
tions in Kock Island's history.
MAYOR T. J. MEDIIX, JR.
two years ago, and read the message
which was his greeting to the citi
zens of Bock Island and the keynote
of what they may expect under his
direction oi municipal affairs.
Tbe Old and the New.
When the council had completed
its routine work, a recess of five
minutes was taken on motion of Aid.
Dauber to give the new aldermen an
opportunity to take their seats and
the ones whose terms had expired to
retire, a vote of thanks having first
oeen extended to the retiring mayor
ana aiaermen ana city clerk on mo
tion of Aid. Pender. A round of
heartv handshakes and au revoirs
followed, the men who will compose
tne council the coming two years
being made acquainted with ore
another. On reaspemblirg Mayor
iv.oox reaa ins valedictory.
In arising to accept the reu s of
government irom tne retiring execu
tive. Mayor T. J. Medill was greeted
with a round of applause. The roll
was called by uity Clerk Huesing.
aiayor Aieam then read bis inaug
Mayor Medill thereupon proceeded
with his appointments and named
lor superintendent of waterworks
John A. Marrin; for superintendett
oi streets, iienry u, limner; commis
CITT ATTORNEY C. B. MARSHALL.
sioner of health. Dr. J. P. Comegys,
all oi whom were unanimously con
firmed; for bridge toll collector, J
B. Johnson, who was confirmed, 13
to 1 (Aid. Winter); for city weigh
master, Milton Jones, confirms'
tion unanimous; chief of the fire
department, J. D. Collier, confirma
tion unanimous; assistant chief of
the fire department, Peter Frey, con
firmation unanimous: cmei oi police
John H. Pender, confirmation unan
imous; deputy chief of police, Frank
c.knard, connrmatton unanimoas
collector of special tax. Eugene J
Burns, confirmation unanimous; city
scavenger, James Barns, conbrma
tion- unanimous; overseer of tbe
poor, J. 11. Lidders, confirms
tion nnanimons; commissioner of
Spencer square, Richard Cramp
ton, confirmation unanimous; com
missioner of Garosev square, W.
L. Aster, confirmaninn unanimous,
Patrolmen, G. B. llanna, M. T.
Archer, David Fitzgerald, Dennis
McCarthy.- John Ainsworth, John
McNeil. John Havman, Wm. Bvan
Edgar N. Thompson, H. A. Lohse,
an oeing unanimous! v cod tinned
Msyor Medill stated that he would
withhold the appointment of othtr
patrolmen nntu a Jater date.
A resolution was introduced by Aid
Maucker changing the rules and re.
duclng the fire and light committee to
LAPSE IS TOO LOIIG,
Time Intervening Between
Election and Induction.
Two Weeks Enough to Wait
STRIKES AN ALDERMAN.
Lea Pfaa Lout Hit Temper at ths city
There was an unpleasant occur
rence after the adjournment of the
city council last nifht. It was the
climax to a misunderstanding be
tween Lee Plan and Aid. V. Diuber.
Duriog the progress of the meet
ing Mr. Ffau, who was a spectator.
gave vent to several opprobrious epi
thets, one of which was individually
directed at Aid. Dauber. He was
requested to keep quiet by Chief
Ltzel, wbo afterward look him from
the city hall. The excited man re
turned after the adj mrnment of the
council and again attacked Aid. Dau
ber, who was talking with some
friends in the hallway outside the
council chamber. The alderman
was told what he amounted to in the
estimation of Mr. Pfau, who then
dealt him a blow in the face with
his fist. Aid. Dauber quickly re
sented the assault by catching hold
of Pfau and throwing him down on
the floor. At this juncture Pfau
was tafcen away by friends.
VETS INDORSE A VETERAN
its f, U. V. V. Commends Col,
1 At. Bofurd.
At a regular meeting of the com
mand tbe following resolutions and
indorsements were passed unani
Headquarters Union Veterans1
Union, Sailoh Command No. 2, De
partment Kentucky: Resolved, Ttat
the comrades heartily indorse Cul.
L. M. Buford, an honored member of
Shiloh Command, and late colcnei
and aid de camp on the staff of our
commander-in-chief, for retention in
the position he has so ably tilled as
consul to i'asso del Norte, Mexico.
and wonld beg his excellency, Preel
dent McKinley, and the secietarv of
state at Washington, D. C. to retain
him, as we regard tbe interest of our
country sate in the hands of one who
lought to save it.
Resolved further. That these res
olutions be eent to our commander-
in-chief, Mai. Gen. Woods, for his
official indorsement, - and that tbe
original copy be forwarded to his
excellency, tbe president oi tne
United States, acd the secretary of
state at Washington, D. C Officially
signed Dy js. m. w ilcox,
Colonel bhi'oh Command No. 2, De
partment of Kentucky for the
Benjam in Ells,
The new police force goes on duty
: u . T' i i . ..I v
tuuiuk iue aay patrol win pruu
HI V AnHciat nf f I (V - t-m in 41
central beat. Officer Fitzgerald in the
upper ena. ana Officer Amswortn
Osborn Dam bald has been retained
as driver of the patrol, and Chief
Pender has made the assignments
First to Teath street; Hayman.Tenth
to oixieentn; McCarthy, sixieemn 1
Twentieth; Thomp on, Twenties
to Twenty-fourth: llanna. Ten
fourth to Thirtieth; McNeill, Thlr
tleth to Forty-sixth.
Galva, In. March 27, 1897 We
have found Hood's Sarsaparilla to
a'l that it is claimed to be. We i
it as a spring medicine and blood
purifier, and it always does ns good,
it strengthens and builds up the
system, gives a wonderful appetite
and makes us all feel better. .We
do not intend to be without Hood
Sarsaparilla in the house.
M. V iox, box 333.
Hood's Pills cure nausea.sick Lead
aches, indigestion, biliousness. All
druggists. 23 cents.
T CAUSES UNPLEASANTNESS
Difference Between Fiscal and
The lapse of time between election
and inauguration in Rock Island is
too long. The city is probably the
nly one In tbe state where four
weeks at least intervene from the
time the people select their offi
cials nntil the latter take their seats.
In Chicago, for instance, the incom
ing officials are sworn in within two
weeks at the outside from the day
they are chosen. This is the way it
was formerly in kock isiana. in
other words, the change was made
at the beginning of the fiscal year.
which is the third Monday in April.
But there is a difference between the
CITV CLERK A. D. HUESING.
fiscal and the municipal year. The
latter measure of time dates from
the first Monday in May, which per
iod in the municipal calendar began
last night. When Mayor Blanding
was inaugurated 10 years ago be in
terpreted the ordinance as providing
for the induction of new officers at
the opening of the mncicinal year
instead of at the opening of the fiscal
year. The consequence was that
Mayor Murdock served two weeks
ovtr his time, and at any time that
in tbe wisdom of the council and it
could only be done by a change in
the code of ordinances tbe time
should be changed a mayor would
necessarily lose two weeks of his
lima Arrravatrs Qrlavaae.
The longer tbe time that candi
dates seek favor the greater the sus
pense, and the more aggravated be
comes their disappointment if tbey
rail. But this is only one of tne lee
ser events of the long interval. The
ordeal is wearing in the extreme on
the nerves of the mayor-elect, whose
life becomes a burden, owing to the
importunities, tbe entreaties, tne pe
titions and even the threats of the
ambitious May -r Med 11 was elected
April b. Within three days of
month passed uttil he was inaug-
n re tea, do ing which time be
POLICE MAGISTRATE J. T. STAFFORD.
has realized to the fullest extent
what it is to be an appointing
power. Again, tne suspense is i
disadvantage to all retiring officers
Those who know they are going out
are anxious to Jay down their offices.
Unavoidably interest in their work
diminishes. Their plans for the fa
ture may be unsettled ana they are
anxious for the change to be made.
xaking all tbings into considera
tion the change in tbe municipal ad
ministration should be as soon after
election as is consistent with good
taste and tbe exigencies of the occa
May Baa amd AtoaptJoa.
The May ball and reception of the
laaiea' auxiliary to xn-City Divis
ion 79, u.-aer of Kail way Conductors,
at the Harper house last night, was
a delightful affair. The ladies were
in entire charge and demonstrated
in every instance their superior quel
ideations over their brothers as man
agers and entertainers. About one
hundred couples attended, the ball
room festivities taking place in the
spacious dining hall bleuer's orches
tra furnished the muve. At midnight
luncheon was served in tbe ladies1
ordinary. Mrs. William Doyle bsing
Just try a 10 eent box of Caeearetc,
the finest'liver aad bowel regulator
Another merchandising event the inauguration of a
new campaign ot new spring goods at the sharpest close
prices. To mark this May festival birds are singing in every
corner of our big store, and the decorations bring the spring
into the midst ot our merchandising. 13 ut all this is only to
call attention to the bargains we are offering. See:
WOO ye ehofce colored Kai Kats. all pare aHk.
Tame K), May reauvai aaie pnoe per
1000 yds heary doable want surah silk, almost
every shade nhoukl sell for te a yd. 9Qm
While they last, per yd "
fl.ZS quality black moire antique. 10 piee of
inee aiyusa suns.twnue iney last, a JQ
T5e black woven India silks SO p leers in all
and a wonderful value, they won't last Ain,
lone at. a jard tt
tl.OM blaek peau de sole dress silk per Qgg
(U black pean de sole dress silk, per gQg
60c navy and white Foulard silks. -very 4Q.
new and desirable, per yard
f l.S blaek satin duehesse, at per
aru ...... ............ .... .........
tl.so black satin duehesse. at per
yara. ......... ......................
BY THE WAY A FLYER
27 pieees genuine Swim taffeta
piaitis ana fancy silks, bought ut 3Se
on ine aouar. values up to n
yard, we have sold half the lot
prolit and shull close the baonse at
a loss, choice of tbe lot, while tbey
last, per yard
40 Inch Illuminated Jacquardx, real 991
value 32o. at only per yard "t
96-inch fancy novelty weaves, never Q4.
less man a, lor tins sale, per yard wa.v
5"0 yards double fold plaid dress goods at Q1
per yard ....ieV
Immense showing of fancy checks and dirure
in all tbe newest eolorinirs in Kprtn dress
goods, many 80c. 6Ko and To values in OQU
this lot, choice of all, at per yard
At 70 a yard we shall include all our finer
novelty dress goods, worth up to (1 S5 a yard
In all the new and scarce weaves. No red
of this, but we doit to make this sale 7 Cm
memorable, choice per yard.. wv
S500 yards of fine printed Ilstistes. 40 inches
wtae, wortn no a rani, way ieuvaJDif,
price, per yard OgU
1000 yards new dimities and corded lawns.
pretty designs, meant to be loc, May Fes- C a
25 pieees cheviot wash suitings for skirts.
bicycle suits, etc., uwsys i'.o, special u
May Festival price
New white Diane welts, very desirable for the
soon wanted white skirts, 6M yards of Ifll
ihe 22 kind, at ner vaxd "2-
10.000 yards of handsome new grenadine
lawiu. lappet stripes, lace novelties. Foulard
patterns, floral en'ects, llomlay desig, n. the
much asked for navy and black as well as
lighter grounds, values 16a. values ixc. values
3. all of them, the lO.Otw yards, at Mc-1?
Cabe'a May Festival sale, go at per yd
Elegant tissue lawns. In navy only, white fig
ures, cnoicext -je snirt waist cioiq, nay
Sse lawn waists, detachable self-colored 17
oouars. 1 or C
f'. ?1" wi"t- Pretty designs, standinr or
high rolling collars, attached and de- 7C
t ached culls, tor f 9q
II. wafctsof fancy lawn or Jackonet. 09
gathered In front. detachable collars, for vac
SI S and St. SO styHsh waists, perfect ffitlnr.
Klegant waists of embroidered mulle. French
lawn and iackonet. afterlmtwirtaui fns Mr
models: waists usually sort at fc: . for 1-3
(S.m and f4.M waist marvels, beautifully made
of line French organdie, genuine Irish dimity,
sheer lawns, ete ; waists vou cannot get
$1.68 and 1.97
Nottingham curtains, taped,
Fancy pattern Nottingham at Tic. Skc
Fancy net curtains, Si yards toncttfCf ID
targe Bent eh net enrtains. with 4M CQ
handsome doral borders. S2.W0 values w . vO
Fish net curtains. Saxony edges. Venetian
borders, (fi ts in a regular way), fc O Q
May Festival sale price JS I O O
Point D'Esprit. Druwel effect, curtains. SH
yards long. irecin borders, .63 r Q f f
values. May Festival price P . W
Caledonian net curtains. SO Inches wide, very
nanasome patterns, at values, AO RO
May Festival price 9.00
A lot of handsome onyx top. gold laagered
tables. ehiice style, just whst even one
wants to set a han.iuet lamp or a pretty Jardi
niere on. They ought to be sold at H O" but
for this sale we will put them in f rj en
while tbey last at, eaca OM
Festival sale price
List year we sold twice as many
as the year before. People found we
bad the best, end they didn't need
to be told onr prices were less than
This year onr line nt refrigerators
makes us proud. Handsomely fin.
iahed, fine bard wood, bronse trim
mings and lock, "stay thire" ras
ters, ypry best style of contraction,
ice savers, indeed.
14.75 to start. Small family.
16 SI inches wide. 19 deep, 45 high.
$ S 50 for refrigerators listed at f 15.
$9 75 for refrigerators listed at
117.50, and so on.
How to Find Out
You are wondering what to get for spring. Take k
a half hour to see what 6
Have made for this particular spring 1897.
Ton are under no obligation to bay. If you've made up yonr mind
beforehand not to boy, come In all the same. If you've made up your
mind 1 1 buy e'sewriere. still come in.
We'll show you everything; we want yon to see it The fact that
you've made np your mind beforehand shows that you've done some
Ihloklrg sbout your clothes. Ton shall do more, If you come; and J on
shall be belter able to suit yourself elsewhere.
. We s-all ba glad to have every man that has made np h's mind
against us make this use ot our s ore call it school it you like no schojl
was ever freer. Tour money back if you want it.
We dont intend to let any man in this town be a stranger.
Don't wait; come today.
Look at famishing tc The rule U the same: your money back if
you want it
SOliMERS & LaVELLE.
tScu SMond Avenue. One Price.
On Ladles' and Gents' Fine Shoes and Oxford
Ties, at Your Own Prlc;.
We have placed these Shoes and Oxfords on onr bargain counter, and
shall sell tbem for what tbey will bring, until the entire lot is sold. These
Shoes and Oxfords consists of odd lots and size (noslly small and narrow).
AT YOUft OWN PRICE.
Gent's Patent Leather.
(Sect's Tang and Ox-bloods.
Ladies Fine Uofiejoia, hand turn.
Ladies Kino Donjcola Oxfords...
Ladies Floe Dwitola. Juliet
Ladles Fine Tan Joilet
Jjadias Fine Tan Oxfords
.U CO to 7 00
. s oo to 5 be
. 800 to
.. 3 50 to
AT TOUH OWIX PHICE. ,
Above are only a few of tbem. we have plenty of thorn, to come la
early as tbey woa't last long at these prices.
CXSTSsVL SaOX ROBE,
1712 0IOOHD ATX5U3