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THIS AEGUS, TDESDAT, AUGUST S, 1899.
Is a good place for you to go. Any one who has
bought furniture or carpets here will tell you
that it is the right place to get right good3 at
the right prices You may imagine that you
must go away from home to get assortment or
up to-date goods.
But If You Knew How
Come from these other so called "bargain cen
ters" to get fine furnishings for their homes you
would be amazed. Our big stores are complete
with the finest offerirgs of everything in the fur
niture line. Just now we are getting in shape to
please your fancy with our fall display which
will be worthy of your attention.
Always the Leaders in Fine
Cor. Sixteenth Street
Base Ball Goods,
Sundries and Repairs.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
A Child Can Do It.
Do not strain and injure the mus
cles of your bands and arras and
back when you can buy our line of
WTingers for $1.20 and up.
A child can use it, and it gives yon
the result of your work in clean,
white, well wrung clothes, which de
light and repay for the work put up
on' them. Our line of wringers are
not only good but cheap too.
Affem Mverfs & CommffF
Opposite Harper House. 1821 SEC05D 1YB
and Second Avenue
Comfort of Cleanliness.
Many people regard a bathing
room as a luxury. In this day it has
become a necessity; no house is com
plete without it. No family is com
fortable unless the bathing room is
properly put in, and perfectly ap
pointed. Its easy to be clean and
comfort follows cleanliness if your
bath room is right. Our attention
gives you right bath rooms, comfort
REDUCED IN POWER.
Waterworks Superintendent Can
not Employ or Dismiss -Subordinates.
MUST CONSULT THE COMMITTEE.
Council Pmasea u Ordinance to ThU
Effect. Finding It Necessary to Take a
Hand la Matters at the City's Fomplnc
Station An Effort to Reinstate Engi
neer Thompson Levee Warehouse Bids.
One of the stormiest sessions of the
present municipal assembly was held
last night, the clash arising in conse
quence of the uncalled for dismissal
from the waterworks by the acting
superintendent of John Thompson,
the chief engineer, to make room for
another of the mayor's political
friend. The conncil, tiring of the
unfair conduct of affairs at the water
works since the advent of the present
administration, and finding that the
only remedy lay in its taking a hand
in matters, adopted an ordinance
which virtually divests the superin
tendent of all" authority to employ
assistants in his department a power
that heretofore was entirely given to
him without the consent of the
waterworks committee and the sab
sequent sanction of the council.
The airing of the waterworks inci
dent was began by the introduction
of the following resolution by Aid.
Gall, who moved its adoption;.
Whereas, The mayor? by his
agent. ' Charles Witherell, removed
John Thompson July 25 as chief en
gineer of the waterworks for no just
cause, and your committee, alter in
vestigating the charges, finds that
thev are not true, but was done out
of malice by Charles Witherell. agent
for the mayor, and to th3 detriment
of the waterworks department; there
fore be it
Resolved, That John Thompson
be reinsts' d as chief engineer at the
waterworks pumping plant.
Mayor Rales Against Resolution.
The mayor ruled against considera
tion of the motion, holding that the
ordinance gave to the superintendent
the power to employ and discharge
his assistants and ,tbat he was re
quired to furnish bonds for the per
formance of his dutv.
Aid. Johnson coincided with the
mayor and expressed hisdispleasure at
wbat he termed interference by mem
bers of the waterworks committee
with the alTairs of the superintendent;
that he had investigated and had
iouud mat .t.ngineer Thompson was
hard to get along with and that his
uncivility toward fellow employes
had resulted in the resignation of two
lirenien within the past few months
Aid. iall denied these allegations.
He knew Mr Thompson personally
no one could criticise his work, and
any one who was acquainted with him
would resent the charge that he was
anything but a gentleman. Aid. Gall
declared that one of the liremen re
ferred to by Aid. Johnson was relieved
because of his fondness for drink, and
that the other was incompetent to per
form the work required of him.
Have No Superintendent.
Aid. Wheelun said it was a question
whether the city had a waterworks
superintendent. "Well we either have
or we haven t, answered the maror,
It is my opinion, "said Aid. Wheel-
an, "that we haven't.
Aid. Concannon said he was a mem
ber of the waterworks committee, but
did not see the resolution offered by
Aid. Gall until he reached the council
room last night. Futhermore, he
thought the action sought uncalled
"You know different," enterposed
Aid. Gall, "but your'e afraid of the
i"ni atraia or no living man" was
the secor-1 ward Statesman's reply.
The mayor's ruling against the res
olntion being sustained by the city
ordinances Aid. Lawhead offered an
ordinance providing that all appoint
ments at tne waterworks be made by
the superintendent by and with the
sanction of the waterworks commit
tee, all of whose actions shall be re
ported to the city council, which is
vested with the power to either ratify
or reject its actions.
Iho reading of the ordinance
brought a storm of protestations from
the minority side of the house. Aid.
Johnson said it was all spite work.
claiming certain members of the
waterworks committee were after the
Aid. inter moved as an amend
ment that the ordinance be referred to
the waterworks committee. Lost
Ayes Concannon, Johnson, Winter,
Willis, Freed. Soderstrom 6. Kays
Iieck,' Heidemann, Aster, Wheelan,
Pender, Eiwell. Lawhead, Gall 8.
Brother" Willis believed that
there was a resolution requiring
two-third vote of the conn.
cil for the consideration of an or
dinance and he did not propose to
be bulldozed. He said the "other
fellows" knew that such a rule ex
isted, and recalled an alleged remark
made after a recent meeting which
substantiated his claim, lie got the
merry ha ha from the aadience.
Ordinance Is Passed.
Consideration of the ordinance was
called for. The vote Ayes: Beck.
Heidemann. Winter. Aster, .Whee
lan, Tender. Eiwell, Gall, Law head
9. Nays Concannon, Johnson,
Freed, Willis. Soderstrom 5.
The ordinance was then pat on its
passage and was carried by the fol
lowing vote: Ayes Beck. Heide
mann. Aster. Wheelan. Tender. Win
ter. Gall. Eiwell. Law head 9. Nays
Concannon, Johnson, - Freed, Wil
lis, Soderstrom 5. The ordinance is
similar to the one governing the fire
Ex-Aid. W. C. Maucker, of the
good roads finance committee, ad
dressed the council, in regard to the
fourthcoming convention, and asked
that the city do what it could consis
tently in a financial way, as it was
necessary to raise about $800. Aid.
Aster offered a resolution appropriat
ing $200, which was unanimously
adopted, as was a motion permitting
the use of the city's steam roller for
the purpose of helping in the coc-
struction of the sample piece of road
that it is proposed to build on the day
of the convention.
Feter Granipp complained that last
March he purchased from the board of
education the windows, doors and
blinds of an old school build
ing, and while removing the same
was attacked by a mob of boys.
He states that he called for police
protection, but did not receive it, the
boys damaging his propel ty to the
extent of f 35, in which amount he
wants the city to reimburse him. His
claim was rejected by the" claims com
mittee, and upon motion of Aid. Law
head was referred to the city attorney.
The salary of Health Officer Simon
Goldlierg was increased from $42 to
$50 per month.
Appointees Salaries Cut Out.
The clerk read the salary accounts
of the mayor's unconfirmed appoin
tees, having them made out on a slip
of paper, which he produced after the
pay ro.l ordinance had been read, but
they were referred on motion of Aid.
Wheelan to the finance committee on
an aye and nay vote.
The tire and light committee, which
inquired into the canse of the re
moval from the tire department of
August Sass, a number of whose
friends petitioned for an investiga
tion, reported sustaining the charges
upon which Sass was dismissed. The
council concurred in the report. Sass
was removed by Acting Chief Hast
ings for alleged incompetency.
The council adopted an ordinance
presented by Aid. Aster, regulating
the opening of improved streets.
Hereafter where permission is given
to open pavement and the street is
not placed in the same condition that
it was in prior to the excavation there
will be liability for double the amount
that it will cost to put the street in
proper shape. The ordinance also
provides that water and gas connec
tions shall be made on thoroughfares
where paving is contemplated prior to
the completion ot the improvement,
as the pavement will not be disturbed,
only in case of emergency, for the pur
pose of making pipe connections
until a period of 10 years has elapsed
after the improvement has been
Illds on Warehouse.
Three bids were received on the
levee warehouse: Aaron Anderson
$2,135; Collins Bros . $2 .-191; II
lappendori, if ' 34. J he bids were
referred to the license and -markets
committee. The committee will
probably modify the plans, the pur
pose being to keep the cost within
The contract for the paving of
Twenty-second street from Third to
Tenth avenues was awarded to the
Tri-City Construction company.
Permission was granted Eben Israel
Hebrew association to locate a ceme
tery on an acre of ground adjoining
the Lutheran cemetery.
The proposition of M. M. Sturgeon
for the sale to the city of a 30-foot
strip on Tenth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-third streets for
public highway purposes was accept
ed. Mr. Sturgeon offered the land at
one-half its value. The city is to pay
fouu down and the balance next year.
The council ratified an agreement
entered into between Engineer Mead
and the waterwork's committee for the
repairing and completion of the reser
voir. Mr. Meed is to personally super
vise tne worK, which is to be carried
out in accordance with the recommen
dations of the board of engineers
which"! recently made a -detailed
examination 'of the work. This, he
states, will require his presence in the
city, about 14 days of each month.
"Circumstances Alter Cases.
In cases of dyspepsia, nervousness.
catarrh, -rheumatism, eruptions, etc.,
the circumstances may be altered by
purifying and enriching the blood
with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Good ap
petite and good digestion, strong
nerves and perfect health take the
place of these diseases. Hood's Sar
saparilla is America's greatest medi
cine and the best that money can buy.
Hood's Pills cure
Woodman Office Notes.
Head Attorney J. W. White, of the
M. W. A., has returned to the city
after a few days' visit at his home in
The head office' of the Modern
Waodmen is to ba inspected by a
goodly number of Knights of Pythias,
who are having their convention at
ueorge iroldsmith, of the certihcate
department of the Woodmen office.
has gone to Chicago awheel.
Change of Red Cross Flag.
There is a movement on foot to change the
Red Cross Bx. The Bed Crow society is
known far and vide for i'-S magnificent work.
It Keems a pity to change the sUfnum which
stands for as much rood to bamacitr In an
other way as the name. Hos tetter's Stomach
Hitter. It strikes at the root Of almost all Ill
ness the stomach making- It strong; and
hearty. A healthy stomach invariably means
health. If you hare constipation. Indices Ion.
dyspepsia, nervousness. Insomnia, or liver and
kidney trouble, try Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters. It has cured those Ills for hilf a century.
See that a priTate revenue stamp covers the
neck of the bottle.
Arnold's Bromo Celery cores head
aches; 10. 25 and 60 cents. Betas'
WEDDED AT STATION.
W. E. Bolen and Bertha Mielke
Principals in Marriage at
UNI0S TOLLOWS GE00MS AEEEST.
Consultation Between the Young- Man,
the Girl's Mother and Magistrate Star
ford Results In an Agreement to Bare
the Knot Tied Preliminary Hearing of
Richard Carnes Postponed.
Wilson E. Bolen, 1006 First avenue,
and Miss Bertha Mielke, 1206 Thirty
seventh street, were the principals in
an u. oitentaticu3 wedding cererxonj
that was celebrated shortly before
noon today at police headquarters,
the knot being "tied by Magistrate
John T. Stafford, who pronounced the
binding words with all the impressive
ne?s and dignity becoming his office.
Bolen is a cutter employed by the
Bock Island Shoe company. He came
here from Pittsburg. He had been
keeping company with Miss Mielke for
some time, so the story goes. Their
intimacy resulted in an investigation
by the "girl's mother, Mrs. Daniel
Mielke, who forthwith swore out a
warrant for the arrest of Bolen on a
Bolen was arrested this morning by
Acting Policeman Andrew Etzel and
brought to the station, where he was
later joined by Mrs. Mielke and her
daughter. A consultation between
them and Magistrate Stafford ended
in an agreement to have a wedding.
As the girl is but 17 years of age, it
was necessary to secure the consent
of both parents. The mother was
agreeable, and after the Magistrate
and Acting Chief Miller had been
to see the girl's father and obtained his
consent to the union a license was se
cured at the county clerk's office and
the ceremony was performed.
Carnes Hearing Postponed.
The preliminary hearing of Richard
Carnes on a charge of assault with in
tent to kill was continued until next
Tuesday at "J a. m.. as Carnes' vic
tim, Hugh Bresnaban, was unable to
be preseut. . Games' bonds were re
newed with the same sureties.
FOR CARRIER AND CLERK.
Examination to be Held at the Post.
office Sept. 2.
D. F. Krell, secretary of the local
civil service board, announces that
there will be a special examination
held Sept. 2 for the positions of clerk
and carrier in the Uock Island post-
office. The age limitations for this
examination are: Clerk, not less than
18 years; carrier, between 21 and 40.
No application will be accepted for
this examination unless tiled in com
plete form with the board at the post
office before the hour of closing busi.
ness Aug. 2(5. Those desiring to take
the examination can obtain blanks
and all information desired by apply
ing to Secretary Krell.
Death of Mrs. Peters.
Mae Wainwright was born in Zuma
township May 15, 1880, was married
to Ernest Peters Jan. 10, 1899, and
died Aug. 2, 1899, aged 19 years,
months and 18 days. She was the
eldest daughter of Alfred Wainwright
Besides her husband she leaves her
father, one brother and two sisters.
also a host ot friends to mourn her
loss. A very large gathering at
tended the funeral services, which
were conducted by Rev. Schultz. The
floral tributes were many and beauti
ful. The pallbearers were William
Filbert, Jr., Sheldon Walker. Clide
Wake, D. Allen, Frank Joslin and
Eugene Dunbar. Select songs were
sung at the church and at the grave.
A Klgnt of Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the
widow of the brave Gen. Burnham, of
Machias, Me , when the doctors said
she could not live till morning,"
writes Mrs. S. H. Lincoln, who at
tended her that fearful night. "All
thought she must soon die from pneu
monia. but she begged for Dr. King's
New Discovery, saving it had more
than once saved her life and had cured
her of consumption. After three
small doses she slept easily all night.
and its further use completely cured
her." lhis marvelous medicine is
guaranteed to cure all throat, chest
and lung diseases. Only 50c and
$1. Trial bottles free at Hartz &
Ullemeyer's drug store.
Craln-O Urtngs Relief
To the coffee drinker. Coffee drink
ing is a habit that is universally in.
dulged in and almost as universally
injurious. Have you tried Grain-O?
It is almost like coffee, but the effects
are just the opposite. Coffee upsets
the stomach, ruins the digestion, af
fects the heart and disturbs the whale
nervous system, Grain-o tones up
the stomach, aids digestion and
strengthens the nerves. There is
nothing but nourishment in Grain-O.
It can't be otherwise. 15 and 25 cents
Tetter, eczema and skin diseases
yield quickly to the marvelous heal
ing qualities of Banner Salve made
from a prescription of a skin special
ist of world wide fame. 25c.
The soothing and healing proper
ties af Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
its pleasant taste and prompt and
permanent cures, have made it a great
favorite with the people everywhere.
For sale by all druggists.
L. S T O Xt X !. .
Bean toe 9 isa Krl isi waw away caja
L. S. McCabe & Co.
Cold Wave Refrigerators,
Good bye prices, only about 25 of
all kinds and sizes leit. first class
in every respect, seven walls, abso
lute barriers against heat,, removable
ice tank, stock on hand will be closed
out quick at our greatly reduced
. Here Are Some of Them.
A good f 11 refrigerator for $5.99,
only a few, come quick.
Good big refrigerators worm $i4.ou,
will close 'em out for $8.90.
Much larger ones should be $19,
our good-bye price for this week,
$13.75. . Others still larger would cost
vou $22 to $25 elsewhere, out they go
this week for $14.75. You'll buy
quick when you see the goods, if you
are posted on prices others ask.
Other Good Items at Our Annex.
Japanese Porch Mats 5c. Camp
stools each 9c. Camp chairs 22c.
Croquet sets S9c. Hose reels 4c.
We bought a lot of sunbonnets from
one of the best makers in the land.
These people are German and know
how to make sunbonnets right. Mostly
little lots now left, perhaps 200 bon
nets in all.
One lot children's sunbonnets 7c.
Not many, so come quick.
Ladies' sunbonnets made of per
cales, ginghams, etc., always 25c, at
Other lots at 17c and 21c. all way
below real value.
Early buyers are apt to get the best selection. Come and
bring the family.
L. S. McCabe Co.
1720, 1722, 1724, 172C, 1728 Second
Boys' and Children's
Childs' vestee suits, 3 to 8, $5, $4.85 apd $1.25, closing y pj
Vestee suits. 3 to 8, $3.25, $2.75, $2 50 and $2.25, "I "7C
closing out let w
Boys' knee pant suits, 9 to 15, $5.75, $5.50, $5 and Q 7C
f 4.25, closing out O. I O
Boys' knee pants that sold for 25c, 19c and 15c, closing 1
Mother's Friend waists, size 13 to 14, they sold at 50c, PRp
closing out aUl
1 804 Second Avenue
Up-to-Date Wall Papers.
The Adam's Wall Paper Co.'s display of fine
new wall papers surpasses anything they have
ever shown before. A finer line at lower prices
than ever before. Be sure and see the latest
ADAMS WALL PAPER CO...
Improved Beck Lebanon
Will wash anything from a Handkerchief to a circus
tent easy, and do it right. See them at,
Phil S. Wilcher,
Hardware and Stoves, Guns and Amunition.
JOHsT U. PaBXDOsT.
Shop 419 Seventeenth St.
imported Piques Sacrificed.
Up to 40c values at 121c and 9c a
yard, yes, 9 and 12 j c This lot in
cludes all the fine patterns in plain
white and fancy colored piques, the
season's most desirable shirt waist
materials, all go, all, and in two lots
at 9o and 12c a yard.
Great purchase of white goods at
Monday morning we place on sale
a very special purchase of fancy lace
stripe white goods, none worth less
than lZjc, your choice all while they
last at 61 a yard.
Black Velvet Ribbons
19c, 3c and 3Sc a Yard.
These three prices in black velvet
ribbons represent the three desirable
widths so much in demand for ties
and trimmings and are absolutely the
best values in satin back velvet rib
bon ever shown hereabouts. No
more at these prices when this lot is
New Black Crepons.
First showing of high class im
ported crepons for fall and winter
wear.. The indications are that the
choice patterns in black crepons will
be very scarce ' before the season ad
vances far. An early selection will
secure better value and, better style
than possible to get later on.
Annex, 219 Eighteenth St
310-314 Twentieth Street.
303 Twentieth Stmt.
HXsTRT A. raKIDCHI