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THE MfGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1904.
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with the same materials will create a masterpiece.
Many clothing manufacturers use good materials and do honest
work, but they lack the -know-how" necessary to design a properly
shaped and perfect-fitting garment.
The great organization of L. Adler. Bros. & Co. lacks nothing in
brains, skill or money to produce ready-to-wear clothing that is the
peer of the best made-to-measure. Made in enormous quantities, it is
possible to retail their goods at half prices of equally good made-to-order.
Sviits and Overcoats,
16.50 to 27.50.
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are In that condition than a good
cordial. But it must be good. We
pride ourselves on our excellent
tock of Fine Wines and Liquors of
all kinds, and If you will only come
to as when the doctor prescribes,
you will be Bure of getting the t
Best. Our prices are more reason-
able than you will find elsewhere.
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SPARRING GOES ON
No Headway Slade Id Investigation
of Waterworks Depart
ment. OFFICIALS NOT ON HAND
To Answer Questions of Committee
City Clerk II. C. Sehaffer was not
present at the city council's commit
tee of the whole meeting last evening
to tell by what authority if any was
issued an order to Supt. P. T. Bancroft
to dispose of junk that had accumu
lated at the waterworks plant.
Neither Mayor McCoiiochie nor Mr.
Bancroft was in attendance either.
Aid. A. G. Anderson said that if they
had been officially invited they might
have responded, but until they had
been the committee should not look
for them to appear.
Therefore the committee took an
adjournment till this evening af 7:U0
o'clock, passing a resolution instruc
ing Aid. I.. V. Eckhart, chairman, to
request the mayor, clerk and water
works superintendent to appear before
The meeting last evening developed
nothing new or sensational. The gal
lery was packed, and citizens anxious
to get within hearing distance lined
up in the hallway four deep. CI. Wash
ington McCaskrin had a seat in the
front row of the pallery. When the
committee had arrived at a point
where it had exhausted all the am
munition that it ha 1 in its possession
and had no one to turn to for enlight
enment on the mooted questions Mc
Caskrin came forward reiterating his
statements made at the preceding
meeting, when he presented in writ
ing the charge that the city clerk was
not authorized legally to issue an or
der for the sale of junk by the water
works superintendent, and that further
in the three years that Mr. Bancroft
had been superintendent the records
of the city clerk showed that but $7.40
worth of junk had been disposed of.
McCaskrin had also discovered that the
city had been paying for more grain
than it was receiving. He charged
that there had been short weights. He
said lie was ready to tell what he had
to say under oath, but there was no
one to swear him.
Smaller Committee Kavorrit.
On the assembling of the committee
Aid. O'Connor offered a motion for the
appointment of a committee of seven
to investigate the waterworks depart
ment and report to the committee of
the whole. Aid. Anderson said that
such a motion was unparliamentary.
and he drew forth Roberts' rules of
order to substantiate his claim that
on- committee cannot refer to anoth
er committee. The committee of the
whole must discus and act upon the
matter before it and report its recom
mendations or findings to the council.
Aid. Sexton said the committee had
been trying to consider the department
following out a motion of Aid. Ander
son's at the first meeting that the af
fair was broached. The committee
had failed to make headway in con
sideration, and now the only alterna
tive was to take a whirl at investiga
tion. A committee could do the work
better than the whole council. Aid.
Sexton took pleasure in seconding the
motion of Aid. O'Connor.
Aid. O'Connor wanted to wind up
the investigation. He was tired of it
all. Fourteen men had failel to se
cure the information that the commit
tee was seeking ami he wanted to see
what success seven would have.
Aid. tmlrrxtn Klmln Nothing.
Aid Anderson had given consider
able study to the waterworks depart
ment since the raising of this storm.
He had not found anything tangible on
which to bring a charge. If there
were such serious conditions as in
timated he asked why witnesses wer
not present to give their testimony,
it was the fourth meeting of the com
mittee, ami there had been but one
communication. But it did not amount
to a row of pins. The committee had
given ample time to citizens to bring
in charges if they had any. It was
useless to continue.
Aid. O'Connor reminded the Sev
enth ward alderman that it was agreed
that the consideration of the depart
ment was to have been brought to a
conclusion at the second meeting. Mr.
Bancroft had agreed to be on hand.
But he failed. Who was to blame?
AM. Robbins had not heard any di
rect charges. There had been only
an insinuation as to the hauliag away
of some junk from the waterworks plant.
Md. O'Connor replied that the junk
question was the one that the commit
tee was seeking an answer to. It had
not been answered yet.
Aid. Robbins desired that there be
an investigation and a report, but the
proper course was for the committee
to rise and rejKirt to the council, and
recommend the appointment by that
body of a committee to pursue the in
quiry. I'nder the present plan of pro
cedure there could be no progress, a?
the committee was without power to
administer an oath to witnesses.
"o Snap JiulKinrnt.
Aid. Oberg had taken Aid. Sexton
to task for voting for a postponement
at the first meeting at which the reso
lution was introduced asking for an
inquiry into the department: that if
he had voted the other way the inci
dent would have been closed now. AM.
Sexton explained that his reason for
TO PASS ON THE CALL
Democratic State Central Body Anx
ious to Establish Regularity of
Recognizing the irregular form in
which the call appeared for the demo
cratic congressional convention at Mo
line next Friday, the democratic state
committee has invited the congres
sional committee to assemble at Rock
Island Thursday to act in the matter.
The request that the state commit
tee originally made of the chairman
of the committee was that the com
mittee be called together to consider
the matter of calling the convention
in the proper way. the state commit
tee fully realizing that it had no au
thority to direct the issuing of the call,
its province ending when the request
was made that the congressional com
mittee be convened.
voting for a postponement was not to
allow a cry of snap judgment. He
wanted to see justice done; give the
men at whom the inquiry was directed
a chance to collect themselves.
At this juncture Aid. Oberg. remark
ing that he had noticed the city attor
ney had deserted the committee also,
called on McCaskrin.
AM. Wilson did not believe any citi
zen would dare testify falsely before
the committee; that any statements
received by the committee and re
corded by the stenographer could be
relied upon. He understood that any
one uttering false statements before
such a committee could be prosecuted
for perjury just the same as if they
were tittered in the circuit court. Aid.
Wilson did not believe in splitting
hairs on the mode of procedure. What
he wanted to know and what the tax
payers wanted to know was if the
waterworks department was being
conducted to the best interest of the
city. It had come to a pretty pass if
an alderman could not ask questions
of the head of any department in rela
tion to the manner in which he was
conducting the business of the same.
Shoved tint of Their JuIih."
Aid. Eckhart repeated his statement
made at the former meeting that there
had been no charges made against
the management of the waterworks
department by the members of the
committee. There had been men
shoved out of their jobs at the plant
without any explanation. They had
appealed for a hearing to the council.
The council should accord it to them.
They were taxpayers and good citi
zens and were entitled to be heard.
The committee wauted to know also
by what authority the tapping machine
for the department was purchased at
a cost, with attachments, of something
like $so. If a city official refused
to appear before the council he could
Aid. Sexton caw one way of getting
at the bottom of the junk question, and
that was by an examination of the
last annual report of C M. Witherell,
the former superintendent, and an in
voice of the property now in ixjsses
sion of the department.
Aid. O'Connor said he was disgust
ed. He withdrew his motion for the
appointment of a committee of seven.
Aid. Anderson understood that the
mayor, clerk and superintendent were
to have been invited to last evening's
meeting. Chairman Eckhart replied
that he hail received no instructions
to invite them.
AM. Wilson moved that the three
ollieials named be sent for immediate
ly. He suggested that the wagon be
sent after them.
Aid. Anderson importuned calmness.
It was growing late to disturb a man
in his home. The gentlemen whose
presence was desired, he felt confi
dent, would respond, if they were
!ot Otnilnlly Notified.
Aid. Eckhart agreed with Aid. An
derson. AM. Anderson reminded the
committee as long as the officials
named had not been notified officially
they had not been notified at all.
AM. Sexton thought he remembered
AM. Anderson stating earlier in the
evening that the committee had no
official being and therefore could not
AM. Benson said the impression
among the committeemen seemed to
be that if the officials were notified
they would not attend another meet
ing, and he could see nothing to be
gained by an adjournment.
A motion of AM. Sexton's that City
Clerk Sehaffer be telephoned for to
appear before the committee was car-,
ried. Aid. Sexton volunteered to call
the clerk. He reported that Mr.
Sehaffer was not at home.
The committee thereupon adjourned
on motion of Aid. Sexton until 7:30
this evening, when City Clerk Sehaf
fer, with his books, ami Superintend
ent Bancroft, are to be notified to be
STOLEN MATTS ARE LOCATED
Two Boys Dispose of Longfellow
School Property at Junk Yard.
Four rubber door matts stolen from
Ijongfellow school. Forty-first street
and Seventh avenue, were located yes
terday by Officer David Fitzgerald at
the Harris junk yard, where they had
been disposed of. the officer was told,
by two boys. The matts had been
cut into strips. The boys who com
mitted the burelary are believed to
live in Davenport.
The party who took the do r mat
from hv residence. 1303 Second ave
nue, is known, and unless the said mat j
is replaced within three days, will be
prosecuted. DR. C. C. MANNING. J
BOWMAN GOES UP
Defaulting Bookkeeper of Rook Inl
and Limber Company
WILL BE TAKEN TO JOLIET
Pleaded Guilty Before Judge Gest to
Embezzling the Sum of
Wilbert M. Bowman, former book
keeper for the Rock Island Lumber
& Manufacturing company, this after
noon in the circuit court pleaded guilty
to the charge of embezzlement of
$6,C5S.51 from the company, and was
sentenced to an indeterminate term in
the .loliet penitentiary by Judge W.
H. Gest. Bowman will probably be
taken to prison in the morning.
It will be remembered that in the
fore part of July a discrepancy was
found in Bowman's accounts, and upon
investigation his shortage amounted
to $0,058.51. Bowman was a free
spender and was wont to lavish money
on any who cared to associate with
him. especially the ladies whom at
different times, he took to hotels in
various numbers and treated them to
On the Fourth of July he spent a
large sum of money for fireworks, and
dispensed his purchases among the
boys of the street, and furnished them
wih all day amusements.
BOYS ORGANIZE A CLUB
Stewart Marquis Elected President of
the Y. M. C. A. Juniors.
The boys who attended the boys'
gospel meeting Sunday afternoon at
the Y. M. C. A. each got a ticket ad
mitting them to a social at the rooms
yesterday from 4 to 0 p. m. Twenty
six jolly juniors were present and had
two solid hours of fun. Parlor games,
shuffle, "thirty-one," refreshments and
familiar songs were features of the
At the social the boys elected a pres
ident and vice president, who. together
with the boys' secretary, I.,. I.. McDon
ald, appointed two standing commit
tees which are to be responsible for
activities of the "B. (I. M." club. The
organization of the club as it now
stands is as follows:
President Stewart Marquis.
Vice President Carl Thode.
Social Committee Clarence
Walter Young, Albert Todd.
Meetings Committee Frank
Phil Bruner. Waldo Schoessel.
DENEEN HERE ON SAME DAY
Republican Candidate for Governor to
Make Twin-Cities Oct. 7.
John Rinck. chairman of the city
central committee, has been notified
that C. S. Deneen, lepubliean candi
date for governor, will arrive in Rock
Island from Cambridge at 5 o'clock in
the afternoon of Oct. 7, and will re
main brio until S o'clock, when be is
killed to speak at the Moline Indus
trial home. The local republicans
want to have a big meeting here. too.
and they have tried to secure the Illi
nois theatre, but there is a show book
ed on that date. They will make a bid
for the rink, and if that is not available
they will hold an open air celebration.
Deneen to speak from 7 to 8 o'chwk.
IS REBUILDING THE LINE
Tri-City Railway Company Puts Force
of 50 Men at Work at Sears.
The Tri-City Railway company has
begun the work of rebuilding the line
from Sears to Milan, substituting the
heavy rail for the accommodation of
the electric cars that it expects to have
operating over the Rock river bridges
just as soon as the city has had com
pleted the span over the north branch
of the river. Fifty men were put at
work yesterday, having been trans
ferred from Moline. where they had
been engaged in laying rails.
WILL OPEN NEW CONFECTIONERY
D. B. McC2rty to Enter Business For
Himself on Twentieth Street.
The store room at 324 Twentieth
street, has been leased to D. B. Mc
Carty, who will soon open there r
modern Iy equipped bakery and confec
tionery. Mr. McCarty has been in the
employ of Krell & Math, Math &
Brautigam and J. F. Math for five years
and has obtained a thorough mastery
of the business, besides making a large
and cordial acquaintance in the city
and surrounding country. He is a re
liable young man. straightforward, and
possessed of business ability, and his
friends are confident he will succeed.
Midnight Express Pleases.
"The Midnight Express" held the
boards at the Illinois theatre last
evening and it was presented to a re
sponsive audience. There is an inter
mingling of pathos ami comedy that,
fits in well to keep up an interest in
the play. All parts were well taken.
Wheel is Missing For a Week.
C. C. Batchelor. Thirty-first
street, reports to the olice that his
wheel, an Orient, with 24-inch frame,
was stolen a week ago while he was
Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, Prof.
Clendenin will open a dancing school
in Industrial hall. If you cannot dance
you should join the class the first
A Little Looser,
A Little Fuller,
These are the changes that give the
proper style to the crack clothes of
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WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THIS EXHIBIT WILL
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WE WILL SHOW HANDSOME IMPORTED MODELS;
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GREAT MANY OF OUR OWN CREATIONS.
There Has Never Been a Season When
Dame Fashion Was So Helpful
IN MAKING A DISPLAY, WITH A VARIETY OF
MATERIALS AND THE HARMONY OF COLORS.
AMONG THE NEW SHADES WHICH WE ARE USING
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