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THE rAHGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1904.
It's a Real Pleasure
to jxf-t t1,f- rivals f-r the family wben
you li.iv.- :i - . I n r 1 -' - t
ary ut-usils. with .1 ii-w ft Jw.I
i t -l ll:in- t cook upon. Von v f-r
.-tor- .saw uo.mI stov-s :it thf J.! i s
we ai- iri:ikinnr on tiiwn now.
Opposite la.rper Hovise.
Have you noticed the new, snappy shapes
in shoes now being shown by us?
LACE AND BUTTON AND
ALL SORTS OF LEATH
ERSAND THE SHAPES,
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS
CALLED TO CUR BOX
AND VELOUR CALF
A NEW. SNAPPY-STYLE
BLUCHER. IN PATENT
COLT ONE OF THE NAR
ROW TOE VARIETY.
to he Knotv-Hohv
Give one man brushes and colors and he produces a daub; another
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. Adier, 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. JO.
XUc arc sole agents.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
You ran put up with most any kind
of stove through the sumnH-r, when you
.lo not want to cook much anyhow, but
do not make the mistake of trying to
live during the winter with au unsat
1721 Second A-Ve
City Council No Nearer Investigation
of Waterworks 7 ban In
OFFICERS AGAIN STAY AWAY
ignore Notices Served Upon Them
Wait for Regular Council
Five time has the city council, first
:n regular session and then in commit
tee of the whole, endeavored to secure
a reasonable degree of light upon me
affairs of the water department and
as oiten has it been balked through
the incomprehensible attitude of the
c ity administration in seeking to throw
'all possible obstacles in the way.
Although nothing of a nature neces
sarily serious has been indicated in
any duvet charges so far made the
very fact that the adnmnst ration, has
been running away from the issue for
a mailer i some three weeks has
placed the public in a state of mind
where it will not be satisfied with any
thing but a full investigation. The
position of Mayor McConochie and his
assistants would not seem so strange
had it not been indicated at the be
ginning that all that was desired was
a chance to show tip all the facts and
secure full vindication.
Waterworks Superintendent Ban
croft took that position and it was
partly at his request, that time was
given for him to prepare for a fair
hearing. Instead of taking steps to
free himself from intimations that
ihave been freely circulated he has.
aided by others connected with the ad
ministration, kept sedulously in the
rear and according to statements made
in open meetings of the council, exert
ed influence to keep witnesses away.
Contempt has been shown, not only for
the city council, but for the citizens at
large who are everywhere demanding
that the facts, damaging or otherwise.
be brought to light.
I.HMt fulae'i Mretlne.
Last evening the council met pursu
ant to adjournment, in committee of
i he whole. Notice had been served by
Chairman Kckhart on Mayor McCono
ehie. City Clerk Schaffer and Water
works Superintendent Bancroft asking
their presence at the meeting. Acting
evidently under advice of legal coun
sel, all three remained away and ef
forts to locate one. at least, by tele
phone, was effectively balked. Si.
there was nothing to do but adiourn
as a committee and again bring the
question up at the next regular meet
ing of the council next Monday night.
This at least, was the intention
those favoring continuing the attempt
to investigate as expressed la.st even
After Aid. Eckhart had called the
meeting to order he culled in turn for
the mayor, city clerk and the super
intendent of waterworks, stating that
he had personally served all three with
ot ice to attend. Neither responding
the suggestion was made that an at-
, tempt be made to notify the city erk
by telephone. Aids. Anderson, Brooks.
Benson and Robhius in turn refused to
act and the duty was delegated to Aid.
O'Connor. The latter called up the
residence of Mr. Schaffer and learned
that that official was out and had left
ho word as to where he had uone or
when he would he back. The alder
man so reported to the meeting.
Then the views of the aldermen
were aired atid several expressed
themselves as of the opinion that the
council had been slighted and belittled
by the refusal of the citv officers to re
spond to the invitation to attend the
meeting. Some insinuations of a
broader nature than hail previously
bet n heard were indulged in.
Wnnli Sie-ilir hnrit.
Finally Aid. Bobbins, with the air of
addressed the chair. He said at the
begginning of the series of meeting he
supposed that the chairman had speci
fic charges to prefer, it was up to the
latter to produce them and if he had
none it was time to let the entire mat
Aid. Kckhart replied saying that his
position was the same as it had been
from tiie beginning. Nothing of a
more specific nature than the charge
made by C. W. McCaskrin had been
placed in his hands and he thought
the entire trouble might have been
obviated by a simple explanation at
i he time when it was first brought up.
He believed that the council had the
right to investigate any department
f the city's government and its duty
was to proceed now.
"I understood today." said lie, "that
some pres.-ure was to tie brought to
hear on me in connection with this. I
do not know what the nature of it is to
be or from what direction it wiil come
but I wish to sav that I am going tt
say right here and go on as I have
icon doing. I will take my medicine."
Aid. Bobbins said he had just one
more word. II any memher of the
council or any person had any charges
f criminality against any citv officer
he had the right and it was hi3 duty
to proceed in the usual manner ol
;rosecuting criminals, tile information
or swear our a warrant and have the
matter brought to the attention of the
The TT.i" :'-T! tfcM At.1 Bobbins hid
previously made t- adjeurn a- thn
put p.nd ri!terj in a tie votp. Aids.
And-rson. Brooks. Benson. Chriten-
sen, Bobbins and Trefz voting for and
Aids. Wilson. O'Connor. Oberg,
and Wilkin against, the chair
in the negative.
Offer to Take Oath.
The motion being lost there were
more expressions of opinion. Then
McCaskrin was given opportunity to
be heard. He stated that he merely
desired to be allowed to swear to his
charges previously presented. City
Attorney Ludolph being appealed to
upon the regularity of this procedure
said that an affidavit might be taken
at any time but the committee had
no power as a court and could not
swear anyone to give testimony. He
doubted if one so testifying could be
convicted of perjury if his statements
were found to be at fault. Therefore
he declined to act as notary public
and swear the witness.
There was some debate on the pro
priety of taking McCaskrin's oath dur
ing which Aid. Eckhart remarked that
it looked strange to him that in the
beginning it had been requested that
any charges made be in the form of
affidavit and that now it was found
that an affidavit would carry no weight.
The question of adjourning and call
ing a special meeting of the council
at which it would be the duty of all
city officers to attend was next con
sidered but the plan was dropped
when it was brought out that a spec
ial meeting nist be called through
the mayor and city clerk on the re
quest of a given number of aldermen.
So a motion to adjourn without day
was carried after certain aldermei
had intimated that they would broach
the subject of an investigation at the
regular council meeting Monday even
ing. During the session the council cham
ber was packed, indicating the interest
the public feels in the proceedings.
After adjournment some of the alder
man who have been opposing full con
sideration were severely taken to task
by citizens and several heated argu
ments took place.
Henry C . Lage has returned trom an
extended Canadian trio.
Elbert Don has gone to St. Louis
to visit the exposition.
M. L. Keeley, of Galesburg, is visit
ing friends in Bock Island.
Mr. and Mrs. William Donaldson are
attending the St. Louis exposition.
Mrs. Henry Tucker, of Sigourney
la., is the guest of Mrs. Jacob Tolman
-Mrs. u. t Jenks and daughter ar
rived home last evening from a visit
Mrs. Sarah Briggs departed last
night lor points in lexas on an ex
Martin Williams departed last
ing for Elgin. 111., to make a
visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Alders departed
last eveiijng for St. Louis to spend
week at the exposition.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. llallert.
have been visiting in tlalesburg
rived home last veuing.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Matthews
today for Toptka, Kans.. fur a
weeks' visit with lelativio.
, a r
Mr. and Mis. E. H. Patrick, who hav
been in this city visiting friends, de
parted today for their home in Moberly
Mrs. 11. N. Basco, of Chicago, arriv
i.i in tins city touay to make a lew
das' visit with Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bur
Mr. and Mrs. 1 1. (;. Cabriel, who
have been visiting in tiiis citv, left
this morning for their home in Si
Mrs. H. E. Reynolds, of Burlington
Iowa, departed this morning for her
from a three days' visit in the
ami .wrs. i. smith arrived in
Island this morning from their
home in Keokuk. Iowa, to spend a few
days with friends.
Mrs. E. II. Taddick and son. of Ana
conda. Mont., arrived in Rock Island
last evening to make a visit with Mr
and Mrs. J. H. Hanson.
Mr. and Mrs. frank Hogan and chil
dren arrived in this city last evening
from their home in Des Moines, to
make an extended visit with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. h rank E. Edison, who
have been visiting in Rock Island left
last evening for St. Iouis to spend
two weeks at the exposition after
which uiey return to tneir home in
OLD RESIDENT OF HAMPTON
Mrs. JVofst, There Since 1853, Died
After Long Illness.
Mrs. Sarah Profst. one of the old
residents of Hampton, died yesterday
evening after a long illness wit ,
dropsy. She was Ki years of age and
settled in Hampton in U.VI. Her bus
band, the late Abel Profst, died in
IrSu. The funeral will be held tomor
Fire Alarm From Furnace Smoke.
Smoke arising from the cellar of
Col. C. W. Durham's residence, 1 030
First avenue, which had been blown
from the furnace, unknown to the
family, caused the family members to
become excited and turn in an alarm
of fire. Hose company No. 2 respond
ed, but found no fire to fight.
Meeting of Democrats.
The democrats of Rock Island are
requested to meet at headquarters. 21 J
Eighteenth street, at S o'clock Thurs
day evening, to take steps looking to
the formation of a carr.paicm club, and
ndopt such other nctiori mp-' lr"
ueeiijt-d proper in the interests of the
part-. J. W. CAVANAUGH,
Chairman City Committee.
Called Together at Headquarteia
KiKbteenth Street Tomor
PLAN FOR LOCAL CAMPAIGN
Marching Club Will be Formed ana
Other Important Matters
Chairman J. W. Cavanaugh of the
democratic city committee has called
meting of democrats at democratic-
headquarters. 19 Eighteenth street
tomorrow evening, to take action re
lative to the campaign in Rock Island.
The formation of a marching club
will be among the subjects discussed.
In view of the fact that Rock Island
is soon to he visiteu uy some oi tne
most noted speakers in the party, in
cluding Lawrence B. Stringer, candi
date for governor" together with ora
tors of national prominence, the dem
ocracy leets thai it should oe in snape
to make the proper demonstration. The
campaign is late with uotn parties tne
country over this year, but now that
tilings have commenced to move the
demtx-rats of Rock Island propose to
be in line with their old time enthu
Should lime Support.
In his determination to put the party
in lirst class campaign condition in
Bock Island Chairman Cavanaugh de
serves encouragement from every dem
ocrat in the city, and tomorrow night's
meeting should be well attended.
MOLINE PAPER SUED
FOR ALLEGED LIBEL
Myron Jordan Retains Attorneys
Begin Action for $10,000
Searle & Marshall have been retain
ed by Myron Jordan, of Moline, who
states he will at once file suit for
$10.0d0 damages against the Molim
Dispatch for libel in connection with
an item concerning his domestic rela
tions published yesterday.
In a statement given out for publi
cation by Mr. Jordan today he take
exception to a portion of the Dispatch's
article which he holds is a personal
reflection. The entire matter, he
states, is one that is not open for
public discussion, although he asserts
he has no objections from a purely
personal standpoint to having tin
truth involving his own motives ix
plained. Mrs. Jordan is now in St
Louis and the Ilispairh published what
imrpoiteil to be part of statement
CONFERENCE AT MONMOUTH
Democratic Committeemen From This
District Have Meeting.
Realizing the irregularity of the
tor the democratic congressional con
vent ion for the I-'oui leeiit h district
conference of the congressional com
luitteemell had bet 11 called at Moll
mouth today. A number of the com
mitteemen responded but in view of
the request of the stale central com
mittee calling all the committeemen
together at Rock Island tomorrow ac
tion was deferred until that time.
PERCENTE TO TEACH BOXING
Light Weight Wisconsin Champion
Opens Class in this City.
Joe Pencente, light weight chain
pion of Wisconsin, is in the city am
will conduct a boxing, wrestling and
physical culture class at the Central
billiard and howling alleys. Joe says
he is tired of the fighting game and
will take a rest. His desire is height
ened by the fact that he is suffering
from a broken hand that will be un
safe to handle roughly for several
luonths. The injury was sustained in
a scrap at Ottumwa recently when Joe
was matched with a man much heav
ier than he is. in the third round the
decisions of the referee were so plain
ly prejudiced against Percente that
he lost patience and slapped the offi
cial with such force that the fracture
was sustained. Percente says he ex
pects to spend the winter in Rock Isl
and. Police Points.
Blanch Homer. Bessie Wilson and
Pearl Smith, of this city, were up
before Magistrate, Johnson last even
ing on charge of disorderly conduct.
Blanche and Pearl were each fined $",
Ahile Bessie was taxed $lu. Blanche
'ias given security and the other two
John Hoffman, of this city, has re
ported to the police department that
liis wheel was stolen yesterday while
i was standing in front of Banker's
ilaee on Seventeenth street. The
wheel is of Cleveland make and had
l basket attached to the handle bars.
Fearful Odds Against Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute.
Such, in brief was the condition of an
old soldier by name of J. J. Havens.
Versailles. Ohio. For years he was
troubled with kidney disease. and neith
er doctors nor medicines gave him re
lief. At k-ntrth he tried Electric Bit
ters. It put him on his feet in short
order, and now he testifies: "I'm on
?he road to cerr:'h-fe r covry." Best
arth for !iv-4- and kidney froit,!'?
and all forms of stomach and bowel
complaints. Only SO cents. Guaran
teed by Hartz &. UlJenaeyer. druggists.
A Little Looser.
A Little Fuller,
These are the changes that give the
proper style to the crack clothes of
the STEIN-BLOCH tailors for fall and
winter wear. .Warm, rich brown, gray
and black mixtures prevail, in rough
and smooth woolen fabrics of careful
selection. .They are woolen, and no
"mercerized" cotton that goes to pieces
in a week. Our elaborate assortment
is ready for inspection, and worth your
This is the Stein-Bloch label:
SOMMER.S & LA VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Fall and Winter
Wednesday and Thursday,
Sept. 28 and 29.
WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THIS EXHIBIT WILL
PROVE THE MILLINERY EVENT OF THIS SECTION.
WE WILL SHOW HANDSOME IMPORTED MODELS;
MODELS FROM NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, AND A
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
ARE THE BEAUTIFUL METALLIC SHADES, OLD
BRONZE, BURNT ONION, AMERICAN BEAUTY, PAR
SIFAL, AND CROCUS BLUES.
Coniei' Foui th avi'iiui:;ni(l Tweiit.ie.1h .street,
Tilt; only retl r cnt t;iijar to In? hart at the
only R;al Ciar Hton;.
CASH CiX HOPKINS. Props.
5 Newspapers. Magazines f.nd Periodicals 5
-4MB ' rrxs . .
Millinery Store I
B3 to persons arc no much a
matter of f?ofjl bathing equip
ment that I wi.sh to emphasize
our facilities for outfitting bath
rooms with the best and most
sanitary apparatus. In such
cases it l& to your highest inter
est to consult us, see samples
here and K'-t our estimates free