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THE AE&US, TUESDAY, JUXE 3, 1902.
Has points which excell all
LET US SHOW YOU.
Departments wore never more
AN INSPECTION WILL CONVINCE YOU.
CLEM AN N &
We will be found at OLD
POST OFFICE, Mitchell
6c Lynde building, on or
about June 1. This will
be our temporary quar
ters until our new three
story building will be
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Involved in Proposition Submit'
ted to Council to License
GROWS OUT OF PASS PRIVILEGES
Special Rights On Improved lievee
An ordinance was introduced le
fore the city council last evening' and
referred to the ordinance committee
which, if passed, would operate to
discourage outdoor athletics within
the city limits. The amendment pr
vides for the licensing1 of baseball and
driving parks in the sum of $10O er
The intention of the measure is
thought to lie a result of the stand
the Kock Island itaseball association
has taken with reference to issuing
season passes to members of the
council. Coiineilmen and city officials
have several times leeii admitted In
the grounds free of charge, but this
year the practice was of necessity
discontinued. This, according to the
statements made about town by al
dermen who are supporting the
measure, is to be taken ns the reason
for the introduction of the measure,
which upon its face is both unreason
able and unwise. If passed the hard
ships involved will affect not only
professional baseball, but other
forms of athletic amusement where
an admission is charged, to the detri
ment of the most healthful form of
sport, both for participants and sec
talors. For no one doubts that ath
letics in general are highly beneficial.
Professional baseball not only fur
nishes intensely interesting popular
diversion, but it serves to advertise a
city ami in other ways acts in a man
ner that deserves encouragement
rather than discouragement on the
part of the municipal lawmaking
Will IH.turb ArrxiiKremrDtH.
At this time, after the season is
open and all arrangements have been
made, there can be no ground for a
license that would prove a particular
hardship upon the local association.
The passing of aldermen and city of
ficials to the games throughout the
league was made the subject of an
extended discussion at the meetings
of the league directors before the
season opened and the nmrse being
followed here is also being pursued
elsewhere in the league. It is a part
of a general plan to curtail exenses
that, was found necessary in order to
insure the success of the Throe-!
league. It involves no disrespect to
municipal authorities or lack of ap
preciation of courtesies extended
in any form. Of course. while
it. was decided to withhold passes
from aldermen in general, it does not
follow that' courtesies cannot be ex
tended where request is made in the
same manner that official position is
recognized by other corporations.
However, even if free admission to al
dermen were absolutely refused there
would still be no occasion to justify
any step toward the suppression or
oppression of a place of public amuse
ment. Waterworks Kioploya Auk Itulne.
A petition was before the council
signed by all the regular employes of
the city waterworks department ask
ing for an advance in wages of 1(1
per cent. It was referred to the fin
ance committee to report. From the
sentiment expressed on the subject
by the aldermen it is believed that
there will be some hesitation about
granting the petition, for if allowed,
other deKirtments will probably voice
similar demands. An ordinance fix
ing the salaries of the chief of po
lice at $'.'. night captain $7UO ami of
patrolmen $iU was referred.
The privileges of the Kmpire Coal
& t'oke company on the improved
levee, which were conferred by spec
ial ordinance granting to the concern
the exclusive use of 40 feet of the
foot of Kast Seventeenth street, were
withdrawn by a reealing ordinance.
The right had been granted for a
period of five years, but as the element
of a consideration on the part of the
city was wanting. City Attorney Scott
expressed the opinion that the coun
cil had a legal right to revoke it at
any time. The portion of the levee
set aside had been used for the coal
ing of steamboats. The immediate
occasion for the action was the ordi
nance recently passed requiring a li
cense of $KK) from all concerns doing
a permanent business on the levee.
A communication from the finance
committee of the county board ask
ing that the city share in the expense
of investigating the methods of tax
ferrets with a view of employing them
in this county, was referred to the
finance committee to report.
The condition of the Ninth street
road was brought before the council
by L. 15. Strayer. who was appointed
chairman of a committee to labor for
itw improvement by the Hock Island
Ketail Merchants association. Mr.
Strayer favored using gravel and ma
cadam and gradually building up the
road. lie urged that the city devote
at least the revenues from the toll
bridges at Milan to the building up
of the road and repair of the bridges,
instead of diverting It into other
channels, as has leen the custom of
late. The matter was referred to the
street and alley committee to investi
gate and report at. the next meeting.
Fifteenth Street Favln;.
A petition for the improving of Fif
teenth street from the south line of
Third avenue to the north line of
Twelfth avenue, ,the material to be
either brick or asphaltum, its the ma
jority of the property holders favor
ed (which is for asphaltum)
was presented and referred to the
board of local improvements. The
necessary majority of the frontage
was represented in the petition.
A report from the fire ami light
committee announced that the 15 tel
ephones to be furnished by the Un
ion Klectric .Telephone .- Telegraph
company for the use of the city offi
cials, it had been decided, should be
placed one in the home of each alder
man and one in the office of the
mayor. The recommendation was
made that the aldermen of the differ
ent wards be. allowed to place six of
th? fire and lice alarm instruments
that the company has agreed to fur
nish, in their resjeetive districts, the
balance to be placed by the council
as a whole. The report was adopted.
The street and alley committee re
ported that the plan of the company
for the use of the streets and alleys
for the placing of its lines had been
examined and approved, and upon the
recommedat ion the company was giv
en authority to proceed with the
work of construction.
New 1'ark Orclluauce.
Aid. McCaskrin. from the parks
committee, presented tin ordinance,
which was referred, for the division
of the city into four park districts
instead of two, as now. Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-second street are
made the lines of division. Kach dis
trict is to have a commissioner to be
appointed by the mayor and to serve
without salary for a period of two
On the recommendation of the wa
terworks committee Waterworks Su
perintendent ltancroft was authoriz
ed to purchase ami install a sand
washing machine costing about $300
to use in cleaning the sand that has
been taken from the filter beds. This
will be chenNr, it is claimed, than
purchasing new sand and the efficien
cy of the tillers will be preserved by
keeping the sand at a sufficient au.l
uniform depth. The waterworks
committee was also authorized to
purchase t0 tons each of 4-inch and
ti-inch water mains, which it is esti
mated will be sufficient to supply
water on all streets for which peti
tions are in. and. which will give a
reenue suffcient to warrant the ex
A resolution introduced by Aid.
Kckhart was passed requiring the
Tri-City Iiailwn.v company to bring
its tracks to grade on Seventh avenue
between F.lexenth and Twelfth streets
and on Kleventh street between Sev
enth and RTeventh avenues.
A H'tition from the T in-City Uen
dering company for the opening of
Kightcenth avenue "est to the city
limits was referred to the street au.l
A petition from lii-bert Shaw, who
paiil $,'." license forlhe privilege of
running a stand during the (1. A. It.
encampment and who claimed to
have hist money on the deal asking
for the return of a portion of the li
cense fee, was referred.
The plats of (ioldsmith tfc McKee
and of Kramer & McKee were ac
August Nelson went to Chicago this
.1 H. Ford left for Chicago this
Itev. Louis lleideman. of St. Mnrv's
church, went to Atkinson today.
S. II. I'd wards has gone on a trip
through Kansas and Indian Territory.
Mr. and Mrs..W. A. Anderson. 1025
Twentieth street, went to l'eoria to
Mrs. Frank Rogers and daughter.
('enevieve. were visitors from Fort
Miss Xaney Stewart left last even
ing for a visit with, her sister in Col
Miss Jennie Zollinger, of Fort l!y
run, is visiting with her sister, Mrs.
Arthur YYison, near Milan.
Mrs. I. li. Wilson and Mrs. J. M.
Heck have gone to Kureka Springs
Ark., to spend the summer.
Mrs. Kobert Atkinson and son, of
Blue Island, returned home this morn
ing after a visit with Mrs. T. Atkin
son. 2'.22 Kleventh-and-B-half avenue.
Mrs. lien T. Cable, daughter Su
zanne and son Philander left this af
ternoon for the east. Mr. Cable will
meet them in New York ami they will
sail Friday afternoon on the Celtic
for Kurope. Mr. Cable will return in
. I nl- to assume his duties as chair
man of the executive committee of
the national democratic congression
al committee, Mrs. Cable and the
children remaining abroad until au
tumn. Svetl From au Awful Fate.
''Everybody said I had consump
tion, writes Mrs. A. M. Shields, of
Chambersburg, l"a., "I was so low af
ter six months of severe sickness,
caused by hay fever and asthma, that
few thought I could get well, but I
learned of the marvelous merit of Dr.
King's New Discovery for consump
tion, used it, and was completely
cured." For desperate throat and
lung diseases it. is the safest cure in
the world, and is infallible for
coughs, colds and bronchial affec
tions. Guaranteed bottles 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free at JIartz & Ulle
mever. A tissue builder, strength producer,
flesh creator, life prolonger. Puts
life and hope into the human heart.
That's what Iiocky Mountain Tea
does. 35c. T. II. Thomas pharmacy.
IN ITS NEW DEPOT
Rock Island Road to Occupy
Fifth Avenue Passenger
MOVING ORDERS ARE RECEIVED
Building is a Beauty, a Credit to
the City and Com
pany. The finishing' touches on the new
Fifth avenue passenger station of
the Itjock Iysland road were being push
ed with all possible speed today, for
orders had come that it must be oc
cupied and the old leot" be vacated
tomorrow morning. The intention
is to open the first sale of tickets in
the new office for the 9:25 train, west
The haste is due to the faef that
building operations on the remainder
of the station are delayed by the old
dejxit and the baggage and express
building which must be torn down be
fore anything further can be done.
The railway company will tenr down
the old buildings and clear the site
for the forces of John Volk & Co.,
who are putting up the station.
Is a Fine Structure.
The new depot has been previously
described in The Argus. It is really
a liner building than appears from
the outside and is a credit to the city
and to the company. The grounds
about it have not been entirely grad
ed as yet and not even temporary
walks have been laid, so that it will
have to be approached at first from
A movement among citizens is tin
foot for the fitting observance of the
formal opening of the new station
later on. probably after the baggage
ami lunch room and the train sheds
FAMILY IN DIRE STRAITS:
JOHN HAWKINS' MISFORTUNE
The police were appealed to last
evening to find shelter for Ihe family
of John Hawkins, consisting of the
parents and four children, who claim
Lincoln, III., as their home.
The father met with reverses that
left him nearly penniless and a few
days ago he landed in Davenport with
his family. Obtaining work at $1.50
a day and having nothing with which
to begin housekeeping the family
tried boarding. The cost of living
exceeding the salary of the father,
however, it became necessary to seek
The Davenport authorities refused
to help the family because they were
from outside the state and they were
driven to come to this side.
The wife and children were sent to
the I'nion Mission and the father
went back to his work with the hoe
of- being able to make such arrange
ments as will enable him to keep his
familv oil $1.50 a da v.
Christopher Huebner died May 27
at his home three miles east of Co
lona after a short illness. He was
born in Wolmerstedt. Oermany, Oct.
20, 1S27, and in his native country
was married to Klizabeth Kl.e in 154.
She died Sept. 11. Is7'.. and Mr. Hueb
ner was married May 21. lss-t, to Te
lit Im Quilleti.
The funeral of Dr. John Iteiter
took place yesterday from the h-me
in Osborn. services being conducted
by Itev. M. J. Miller, with the assist
ance of members of St. Paul lodge,
K. of 1"., of this city, who were in at
tendance. C. J. Searle acted as pre
late and conducted the burial rites
of the order at the grave at llarstow.
The pallbearers were Ambrose Searle,
W. II. Whiteside. Henry Clark. Leslie
Franklin. C. M. llubbiirt and O. K.
I'aile the latter of this city.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Cavan
augh will be held from St. Joseph's
church at 0 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. The death of Mrs. Magdalen Klein oc
curred this morning at the residence,
2705 Seventh avenue. Mrs. Klein was
born in Cermany 57 years ago and
came to ltock Island in 1SS0. She i
survived by three daughters. Mrs.
Anna (ireen and Mrs. Mary Boukel,
both of Omaha, and lena Klein, at
home. The funeral will be held at 9
o'clock Thursday morning, with in
terment at Calvary cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. D. J. Shean
will be held at 8:30 tomorrow morn
ing from St. Joseph's church.
NEWS OF THE RIVER.
8 a m
1'iairie 1u Chien ..
Den Moines Rapids.
Will Sue the C ity.
A daughter of Will Cherry of Ward
4, was in Rock Island recently, and
fell into a hole in the srteet which
had been carelessly left open, by
workmen. It was after dark. She
was severely injured. Her father will
sue the city. (Jeneseo News.
The Ready-to-wear Dept.
Opens a Bargain Battery this week
on this order ladies taffeta and
SILK WAISTS all tucked and finished
. in the season's
LADIES WALK1NC SKIKTS trimmed
with satin bands,
LADIES' JIOUSE WRAPPERS, lraid
trimmed and with deep
Children's wash dresses, trimmed
with lace, pique yoke ages m q
4 to 14 years "ToC
These are only a few samples of
what we are. doing in the ready-to-wear
50c Scotch Ginghams 25c
Extraordinary offering of David and
John Anderson's imported Scotch
'ginghams', absolutely the finest and
handsomest ginghams made. All
this week, choice of r0 patterns of
these ginghams and corded nC.
madras, yard 2.1c, 2."c uOt
1.000 yds 30c Dimities 15c
Choice of the genuine imported Irish
dimities in dainty pinks, blues,
helio and navy colorings, regular
selling prices are 2.e to 4 r-
:soc. all at, yard IOC
2,000 yards white India linons
l.Se value, yard
23 pieces cotton skirting, new Ifl-.
hop sacking weave. 1jc value..
This week it's a sale of 1 rimmed hats
and other headwear for children.
All new styles, but early buyers
get first choice, prices
range up from
Extra quality twilled fancy stripe
ticking, usually 12yo, while "7n
it lasts, per yard 'jC
Each day at. 2::t0 while they last.
short lengths Simpson's prints,
black, wine and china blue
grounds. Go value at yard..
tiro m er
Men's -wool flannel outing and
$5, $6, $6.50, $7.50, $8, $10
In this line of suits you will see all the popular new shades.
Blue serge coats
$5.00 and $7.50
They are line qualities, swell made and we guarantee the color,
Men's and boys' flannel pants witli
$2.25 to $4.00
This is the store that will give you low prices right through
SOMMERS & LAVELLE,
1804 Second avenue. Rock Island, 111.
207 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa.
SPECIALS FOR THIS WEEK
Investigate and you will be convinced
that we will save you from 50c to $2.00
on each hat, and every hat has that
style and air that only the Brandenburg
Children's large sailor hats trimmed with ribbon sashes nr
sold elsewhere at 75c and 1.00, our price Ul
Ladies' while sailor hats trimmed with velvet band sold QQ
v elsewhere at fl.00, our price 0Jl
Ladies' trimmed outing hats, a beautiful assortment, AQn
worth fl.25, $1.50 and $2.00, our price rOU
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue, Kock Island.
801 FOURTH AVENUE.
Rugs made from Inorain or Brussels carpet. Satisfaction guarateed.
Tk ISLAND, ILL
ROUGH TO SECOND
Stock reduction of Rea.dy
mixed Hovise PaJnts
Worlk SOc to cIum 'em oat we lay 3 Be per
I'ottle green, 4. ys gal. cans 35c
lilaek, 0, y3 gal. cans 3r,c
Azure,' 3, gal. cans 3"e
lirown, 12, 's gal. cans 3jc
Buflf, 4. gal. cans 3.".c
("ray, 7, 'x gal. cans 3.".c
White, 14. s gal. cans 3."c
Straw, 3, ys gal. cans 35c
Stone, 4. y, gal. eans 35c
Keel, 5. ys gal. cans 35c
Terra cotta, 3, ys gal. eans 35c
QU A UTS.
Assorted colors, as above, from one
to six. of each color, worth in
29c to close per quart ItC
' . PINTS.
About 00 pint cans, 12 different colors,
assorted, worth lfle, -try
per pint I lC
uu HALF rrxTs.
Of above colors, while they last, per
can 8e, q
per half pint OC
Ice Cream Savicers 2c
Hest grade fine white semi-porcelain
ice cream or fruit, saucers, n
the 40c kind, each bC
Shoes for Everybody
Ladies" kid oxfords, very dressy and
stylish, Tuesday and Wednesday,
$1.10 instead of $1.50, 1 If)
-Men ami boys fancy leather and
canvas tennis and baseball shoes,
leather soles, QO
OSe and OUC
Men's and boys oxfords with m q
rubber soles. Sue, 47c and....rC
SpeciaJ Inducements in
Ladies Ribbed Underwear
Fine ribbed vests, sleeveless, 1f
15c quality IUC
22c values in all styles of vests,
long and short sleeve, sleeve jr
less or wing sleeve IOU
32c lisle thread vests, nn
silk taped, only bLv
Dozens of speeial otferings in chil
dren's underwear for this week's buy
ers. RUG WORKS.
Minnie Schindler, Mgr.