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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, 9, 1899.
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Are the kind that give most perfect satisfaction.
They are built on scientific principles, embodying
the passing of air from the storage chamber to the
ice chamber where all odors and moister is deposit
ed, the purified air passing back again to the storage
chamber. In this way the most perfect refrigeration
Everyone Should See These
Before they determine what kind they will bay. Re
member also that our spring offerings in carpets,
rugs, mattings, etc., is most complete, and that our
furniture stock has the stamp of the highest excel
lence both in style and durability. Our prices are
always fair and goods first-class.
GtemaM & Sa Mann
Cor Sixteenth Street
TUB TWO TGB
730 Second avenue and 202
Ff SOUPEH COOIIfiG
Jewel Smokeless Gener
ator and Process Gasoline
Stoves are the best, none
better in the city. Every
Stove is guaranteed to give
Call and examine our
line. No trouble to show
shlfen, Myers & Company
Oproslte Harper House. 1821 SECOM 1TB
and Second Avenue
JSVILTi UKEr A MATCH
Eighteenth street, Reck Island.
Puritan Wickless Blue
Flame Oil Stoves are
the best, and most
economical Stoves to
be had for summer
cooking. It is abso
lutely safe andoder-less.
Public Gets First Glimpse of the
Awkward Squad of the Po
A MOST ED1TY1KG SPECTACLE.
Affording an Idea of the ReckltuSnliatlta
tkon That Would be Mle for Well Quail
fled Meu Were the Conncll to Interpose
No Object 'on A Few More Changes In
the I'ersonnel of the City.
Discriminating naturedid not mould
all men for policemen. But William
McConoclne, mavor ol Kock. Islam!
has not found that fact out jet. The
eternal htness of tntngs, u it please
jour honor, is entitled to some consul
(ration in the sizing up of the eandi
date for the wearing of the blue, if the
authority of the council to pass judg
ment is not. Courage, intelligence
and valor are the essential attributes
in the make-up of ft policeman, but
there should be something in the
physical qualifications as well. May
or McConochie has given no con
sideration to any question of htness
in the selection of the men with
whom be is seeking to displace Mayor
Medill s model force. I he policeman
for whose services the new mavor
would have the taxpayers of Kock Isl
and pay is selected on the score of
politics only, nnu tne upshot ol the
matter is the most astounding array
of misfits it has ever fallen to Kock
Island's portion to weep over. To
be sure, there are exceptions a very
few exceptions to the prevailing
style, ai d they are all the more no
ticeable on that account. It is not
justice to Harney McCabe and one or
two of the others to regard them in
the category with those who are to
shar the policeman's unhappy lot in
this citv fur a short space of time,
Were it always to Iks thus we might
all well despair, but there wiiJ come
a time when the city council will ex
ercise that right that is conferred
upon it for just such emergencies
to save the citv from being nban-
Uored to the circumstances that now
People along Second avenue in the
early part or last evening were treated
to a'spectacle, a part of the awkward
squad going on duty for the lirst time
and it was a sight long to remember.
Each of the specimen of the Mc
Conochie style of guardians of the
public peace ana safety had an
apologetic expression lor the others,
and all seemed to be woefully in
need of some one to account forthem
People stood on the sidewalk to view
the meandering column as it passed
on, and those who had been accustoiuid
to seeing such samples of police pro-
tectiou as Archer, Kyan. Zeis, ISaker,
Fitzgerald, McCarthy anil others who
m'glit be mentioned, heaved a sigh
for the return of the favorites, and a
prayer that the council mightoland out
until it delivers the city from the in
A I.ot Opportunity.
About a vear ago an ordinance was
discussed fixing the physical as well
as mental and moral qualifications to
govern in the selection of patrolmen
tnereaiter. 1 he tact, however, that
Kock Island was particularly favored
in the character of her force in all re
spects then, gave less occasion for
serious consideration of the subject
than would otherwise have been the
c ue. The present exhibition of mis
fits winch is thrust into the faces of
the community brings the council of
a year ago into almost a reprehensible
light for its oversight at that time in
not providing for future contingencies.
A business man. a republican at that,
after viewing the aforementioned pro
cession last evening, declare! th-at
now he was stronger in favor of iyil
service in the jiolice force, .tli.tu uvcr
In-fore. " hen such things us 1 nave
bscrved tonight are possible," said
be, then I am for getting the police
absolutely out of politics out of one
man s power at any rate. In the
present emergency we must look to
the council for deliverance."
Here is the McConochie patrol force:
Pay, Charles Moody, Twenty-fourth
street, east to limits; IJarncv McCain;,
Sixteenth to Twenty-fourth streets;
Andrew Elzcl, Sixteenth west to city
limits. .Night, tteorgc issen. Thir
ty-first street east to city limits; John
W. Morrison. Twenty-fourth to Thir-
t v-lirst streets; . A. dues, Iwenlieth
to Twenty-fourth streets: John Carnes,
Seventeenth street, south of Seventh
avenue to Twenty-seventh street: J.
L. GoiT, Sixteenth to Twentieth
streets: .fulins Bract, Sixteenth street
west to Tenth street: Charles Yonng
Ijeag, Tenth street west to city limits.
Phil Miller lectured the night force
last night. Ho told the boys to look
out lor tne cars, ami nue oniv wnen
necessary; not to take any bat! money.
and always keep soler.
Cousin Charlie ant - Any - lie
Moodv pulls on the reins and shouts
whoa" whenever ho sees a familiar
placard hanging on a torch. lurin
Charlie had considerable diiliculty in
breaking awav from the Standard
combine, and according to the agree
ment, he is only to remain apart from
the business two years, ju.t to help
the family out.'"
One of the night icemen didn't
show up until noon today. Miller
feared he had been kidnapied. It
turned out that the poor mau merely
lost bis way and got out into South
Moline. He came down on an Kim
street car, dropping his fare iu
the box and asking -for the change, '
Two of the night policemen, having
receive! instructions from their chief
not' to ride in the cars, came to the'
station from the upper depot this
morning In the hotel 'bus.
The item of expense to keep Ossifer
Nissen in ammunition is said to be
something horrible to contemplate.
Andy Ltzel got lost on Ninth street
between Second and Third avenues,
that thoroughfare having been im
proved since Andy was on before.
Bill Glass is coming slowly to the
front for the next leat. And John
Henry Fuller is not without hope.
When Simon Goldberg, health inspector-appointee,
is vested with police
powers, me natives ueuer iuok aume
Some More Chanf m.
George W. Heck, street commis
sioner by the grace of Mayor McCono
chie, this morning, without a word of
explanation, took the brushes away
from the street sweejers.
Simon Goldberg was appointed
health oflicer to succeed Ilobert Lynn.
The latter will remain on duty until
Sinron gets his bearings. At the
waterworks Engineers M. II. Murrin
and F. E. ServU resigned. G. W.
Colburn and Steve Dulling were ap
OFF ON THEIR FIRST TRIP.
Sace and Ilia Team tio to Ottumwa For
Manager Harry Sage and his slug
gers left this morning over the Bur
lington on their lirst pennant-chasing
trip away from home. They are
measuring strength today with the
Flahertyitcs at Ottumwa. As the
local aggregation has not done any
work yet on a foreign field, it is not
safe to venture too close an estimate
as to how they will succeed, but.
then, it would not surprise the Kock
Island fans very much if we pulled
away from the Iowa burg next Thurs
day night with two victories to our
credit. The team' will le back home
Friday to meet Belden Hill's rabbits,
who will be here for three games.
Arthur Ball, the new short stop,
arrived last night from Chicago, his
home. He was with Minneapolis the
past two t-casons. Ho will, it is ex
pected, strengthen the team materi
ally. Richard Clossen was released.
Closscn is an earnest, . conscientious
player and was liked by the manage
ment and every member of the club.
He was a tritle slow for the dillicult
intield position, and if there was any
other place on the team where he
could have been used b would have
The local management is highly
gratified at the patronage the games
have received, and feels that when the
real, old-time bright sun-shiny base
ball weather rolls around, it will in
crease, as it should, to an extent that
will put sufficient money into the ex
chequer of the home association to
save the necessity for asking sub
scriptions at the beginning of the
Harry Bay, besides being a promis
ing player, is quite.i proficient in
music. He masters the piano and
Bill Kreig has been doing bad
things to lluuky llines' team.
Patsy Uahertv admitted Sunday
that he had a weak team.
OFFICERS OF THE CHARITIES
Association IIlU Its Annual Klectlon
Ofliccrs for the ensuing year were
elected as follows at the meeting of
the Associated Charities held last
evening iu the society's room in Ma
President Dr. J. . Stewart.
Secretary Mrs. Nellie Hiyes Stev
Treasurer J. F. Robinson.
Vice Presidents First ward, Mrs.
J. C. Surman, Mrs. Dan McKiuney;
becoiul, Irs. C J. Dugard; Jhird,
Mrs. W. II. Gest; Fourth. Mrs. A.
Mosenfelder; Fifth; Mrs. W. B. Fergu
son; bixlh, .Mrs. J-Jizabeth Jerry;
Seventh, Mrs. K. F. Bartholemcw.
It was rwportcd that 106 families
had lieen assisted during the winter.
Matters of Moment.
Tonight occurs the regular month
ly meeting of the Kock Island Club.
There are many matters which should
enlist the attention and energies of
the organization, among them the
street fair, new theatre and the post
ollice corridor closin" during the
evening, as referred to in The Ak;us
of last evening.
Ninety 1'er Cent
Of the people are afflicted with some
form ol humor, ami this causes a va
riety of diseases. The reason why
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures when all
others fail is found in the fact that it
efTectually cxjtcls the humor. Scro
fula, salt rheum, boils and all erup
tions are permanently cured by this
Hood's Pills are the best family ca
thartic and liver tonic. Gentle, re
I'atent Leathers S.7.0O a Fair.
Gents' natcnt le.it hr r s-hooi l.it
styles, for $:5.50 a pair. Boston store.
f rnnsiilpr it not ntil tr i rkljwiutiro
but a duty that I owe to my neigh
bors lO tell about thf u-omlnrflll lMin
effected iu my case by the timely use
.a , ....
oi v nam ocriain a one, tnoiera ami
Diarrhoea Kemedy. I was taken very
badly with flux and nroeured a bottlr?
of this rcruedv. A lew doses of it
effected a permanent t-nre. I take
pleasure in recommending it to others
suffering from that dreadfnl disease,
r w lok li ii ' ti.:.
remedy is uold by all druggists.
People who have once taken De
Witt. I Jit to V-irlv t" ; ....-a v;lt norot.
have anything els. They are the
famous little pills' for torpid liver
and all irregularities of the gvstem.
Fnr ulaTi X. IT Thnm.. A l" Ri..
and M. F. Bahnsen, druggists.
GRAND JURY'S GRIST,
Twenty-one True Bills. Are Re
turned by the May Term
BLOCK EE TOE ATTEMPTED MtTRDEB.
Attacks the Verne Swain XTIth a Sbotajan,
Injuring; William Smith, an Employe of
the Boat .lames O'ilern Held for As
anltlug County Infirmary Inmates No
Ignored Cases Inspection of the Jail.
The May term grand jury reported
to Judge'W. H. Gest iu the circuit
court at 9 o'clock this morning.
Twenty -one true bills were found as
Burglary J.imcs McFarland,
George Sweeney, Charles Johnson
alias Albert Nicholson, Harry Sackett.
Keceiving Stolen Property George
Assault With Intent to Murder
Assault With Deadly Weapon
James O'Hern (three indictments).
Petty Iarceny Charles GofT. Ed
ward Elliott (two iudictments), Philip
Cross, Kiy Hammeiiy, James Maho
ney. Grnd Larceny Harry Thompson,
Ernest Kambo alias Ernest Smith.
Having in Possession Obscene and
Indecent Drawings Philip Cross.
Abandonment Edward Quinlan,
Fornication Ernest Kambo alias
Obtaining Goods by False Pretenses
Kudolph Blocker, indicted for as
sault with intent to commit murder,
is the man who, April 13, from a
houseboat near Port Byron, shot into
the Verne Swain, injuring William
Smith, an employe of the boat.
James O'Hern.'held for assault with
a deadly weapon, attacked a number
of patients at the county infirmary,
where he was also making his home.
He was brought to town and locked
up in the county jail.
There are no suppressed indict
ments or ignored cases.
A committeo of the jurors visited
the county jail and found the same to
be in as good sanitary condition as
could be expected, considering the
building; that the prisoners have suf
ticent food and are in a healthy con
dition. It is recommended that 'a
door be cut between the old sheriff's
office leading directly into the corri
dor of the jail.
Trial of the Starkey case is pro
gressing. Mrs. Starkey was on the
stand yesterday and today. She re
lated the story of the accident, by
reason of which ".she claims tc have
sustained permanent bodily injuries.
She was put through a severe cross
Dissolution of the temporary in
junction granti d Walter Johnson
against the Terminal company will
lie asked by counsel for the defendant
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Prof. S. T. Bowlby went to Savanna
Fred Schniid is reported very low
at his home on Twentieth street.
John Fit y.pat rick, traveling freight
aent of the Vandal ia line, is in the
Mrs. Lawrence Geisler, of 3128
Ninth-and-a-half aveuue, is visiting
relatives in Princeton.
Attorney J. W. (juillan departed
last night over the Kock Island for
Butte, Mont., where he will hang out
The Kock Island Arsenal Golf club
course will be opened next Saturday
afternoon. Mrs. S. E. Blunt will en
tertain the club.
Fireman Jerry Coughlin, who has
been laid up several weeks as the re
sult of an accnient, returned to duty
at the Central station yesterday.
Kev. E. E. Barclay, of the Auti-Sa-
loou league, who has Ijccii iu the city
since Saturday, has ieen made dis
trict superintendent with hcadqtiar
ters at Peoria.
J. if. Paddock. Ed Nance. T. P.
l.aflin, Al Owens and William Porter,
of this ?ity. and George Snmnierson
of Coal Valley, are attending the state
shoot at Peoria.
Kev. K. W. Hewitt has resigned the
rectorship of Christ Episcopal church
Moline. Kev. Hewitt will probably
go to Warsaw, 111., where he has the
oiler of becoming rector of a parish
at quite a considerable increase in .sal
Wrappers 4 'J Cents.
Ladies' wrapjwrs, cheaper than the
price of material, full skirt, waist
lined, price only 4'J cents. Boston
Don't I discouraged if your coffee
looks muddy" anil tastes worse; buy
a can of "T. & T." brand most delic
ious coffee vou ever tasted.
Little, neglected scratches and
wonnds frequently result in blood
poisoning, iietter heal them quickly
with DeWitt's With Hazel salve, a
thoroughly anti-septic application
with a record of always curing piles,
old ulcers, sores, cuts, wounds and
skin diseases. For sale by T. JL
Thomas. A. J. Kciss and M. F. Bahn
Have Ynt Kidney Troable?
A 50 cent trial bottle of Foley's Kid
ney Cure will prevent serious results
from this usually fatal disease.
Kdneate Toar Itewele With Casearesn.
Candr Cathartic, cure constlnatlon forever.
10c,2Sc 11 C. C- C. Uil, dzuggiti rtluad
L. S. McCabe (2 Co.
850 yards manufacturers loom ends of
nigh class silk grenadines in the
choicest scroll, swivel and Pekin
striped effects, black and colors,
trimming lengths, waist lengths
and dress lengths $1, fl.50and .
f '2 values, while they last .... 57c
50-inch line imported granite cloth
ill five proper colorings,, made
to sell at 1 1.75 a yard, at 85c
One more chance at that big drive
in all wool ingrain carpets, ptr
All forenoon each day Tuesday and
eduesday until 12 o clock noon,
remember these are pure wool
carpets and fresh goods 331 C
Men's grey and ecru ribbed shirts and
drawers twiu needle tinisbed
seams, great values at 25C
Women's sheer lisle thread vests in
ecru and white, usually 35c,
Indies' lisle thread, drort stick
hose, 25c a pair. Ladies' Ilermsdorf
black full regular made imported iioso
18o. Children's heavy black Derby
ribbed hose all sizes 15c and 18c.
Children's new imported plaid hose,
22c to 30c.
Children's fine ribbed seamless black
hose all sizes. 5 to t)J. at :! o'clock
every afternoon this week at 5c a pair.
L. S. McCabe & Co.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726. 1728 Second
'That Fellow is a Stunning Dresser,
Though I Wonder How he can
It on His Small Salary."
How frequently one hears that remark about town. No
doubt, if the truth were known, the person referred to,
instead of going to a merchant tailor aud paying $ 10, $50,
or $ GO for his suit of clothes, buys one of the Stein-Bloch
wholesale tailored kind, for which we have the exclusive
sale in this community.
These suits arc as well made, as well
trimmed, and in nine cases out of
ten better fitting than those which
the tailor makes to order and charges
well any price ho pleases or he
thinks you will pay.
Stein-Bloch Suits, $15, $18 and $20,
which arc fit to wear the minute
you want them, and your money
back if you are not thoroughly sat
isfied that you have got your mon
1804 Second Avenue
Cleveland and Crawford Bicycles.
$25, $35, $50, $65, $75.
M. H. W1LCHER.
ROBT. SMYTHE Agent,
Any Old Oil
Will do the work in oar Wickless
Blue Flame Oil Stoves. It Is safe
clean, quick, reliable and conven
ient. Phil S.
".r Hardware, Bicycles, Sundrieaints, Oils, etc.
Turkish Bath Towels.
Turkish bath robes, bath rugs,
towels, toweling and wash cloths at
such prices as follows:
100 dozen brown wash cloths at lo
100 dozen bath towels 2Ac.
One case (40 dozen) fancy stripe
and gray bath towels, good" size. 5c
each. A big lot popular size soft
double twist tic, 3 for 25c.
22 dozen large bath towels,1 extra
heavy, this time 171c.
At2.")c, finest quality Turkish bath
towels, great assortment, hemmed
and fringed, choice :5e.
Bath rugs, fait colors. This time
down to 42e. '
Towels large enough for children's
bath blankets, only 50c.
10c quality iitibleached Turkish
toweling, this time a yard 7jc.
Wo have placed on sale one case Simp
son's best short length prints
at per yard Jc
30 nobby tan jackets, well tailored,
velvet collars, sleeves and all finely
linetl throughout with heavy sergo
silk. None worth less than
Ready Mixed House Paints.
Keady mixed house paints, Tuesday
and Wednesday mornings, at i)
o'clock, per half gallon, guar
anteed ' 35c
Paint Brushes All sizes and kinds,
big stock all the lime. 3c, lc, 60, 10c
Annex, 219 Eighteenth St ,
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