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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1904.
Judge Graves Refuses to
Order Removal of D.,
R. I. & N.W. Depot.
POINT TECHNICAL ONE
Petitioner Failed to Specify as
to Whether it is a Union
Judge Graves in the circuit court
this morning rendered a decision in
the case of the people, ex rel James
M. Eeardsley vs. the City of Rock Isl
and and the D., R. I. & N. W. railway
company, denying the motion of Ken
worthy & Ken worthy, and granting the
cross motion of the defendants.
The attorneys for the plaintiff asked
that judgment be entered and a wr;t
of mandamus issued, to compel the de
fendants to remove the depot, freight
house and freight platform at the foot
of Seventeenth street. The motion en
tered by the attorneys in the defense.
Judge Waterman, of Davenport, and
Sweeney & Walker, for the railway
company, and W. L. Iudolph for the
city, asked that the court grant an
arrest of judgment.
The arguments on the case occupied
the court during the entire morning,
and the decision of Judge Graves was
rendered at noon.
In a Inlon Depot.
The decision of the court was based
on the fact that the plaintiffs in pre
senting the petition, had not averred
that the depot was to be used as a
union depot. The court, in accordance
with the rulings of the supreme court,
held that this was an essential point,
and that the petition did not show suf
ficient reason to warrant the issuance
of the mandamus.
The attorneys for the defense based
their arguments on this point, and fur
ther held that the petition asked for a
mandamus that would work an injus
tice to the people of the city.
The attorneys for the plaintiff argue 1
that while the ordinance under whicii
the depot had been erected provided
for the depot, no provision was mai
for the freight house or platform, and
it was further argued that the city
could not vacate the streets except in
the manner prescribed by the statutes.
WILL SEE WHAT HE
CAN DO ABOUT IT
G. W. McCaskrin Says He Will Look
For Further Law in His
George V. McCaskrin is looking up
the statutes to determine whether he
can in any way secure the printing of
the words, "three votes" after his natre
on the official ballot. It is possible that
McCaskrin will bring the matter be
fore the secretary of state. McCaskrin
says that in case he cannot secure the
desired wording on the ballot he will
issue sufficient literature to enable
those who desire to vote for him to
properly mark their ballots to have
them counted as tliree votes.
According to the statutes, it is pro
vided that a voter has as many votes
rs there are representatives to be elect
ed, in accumulative voting, and that a
voter may in any way show his inten
tion as to how the three votes are to
The shortcoming in the petition un
der which McCaskrin appears as a can
didate is attributed as heretofore
staled, to failure on his own part to
properly draw the document, and ti
nothing or nobody else.
McCaskrin is p'anning to spend tli?
remainder of the week in Henderson
county, and he has arranged to con
clude his campaign with a meeting at
the rink Saturday evening.
Call for the new Kinship.
For Insurance. E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Lage-Waters for tine footwear.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Kerler Bros., your carpet cleaners.
Spencer & Trefz for 'ous or express.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For real estate and Insurance. E. J.
Haskell Indian band tomorrow, S p.
ni. at the Illinois.
Attend the Jacobs bankrupt sale at
Lloyd's. Bargains galore.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Petersen's. 1314 Third avenue.
The winter term of Brown's Busi
ness colltge besins Monday. Nov. 14.
Walline & Hamilton, express and
transfer. Old 'phone 1070. new 5SS4.
W. H. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New "phone 5746.
Cleaning, pressing, repairing. New
ranitorinm club. 190a Second avenue.
There are still some good bargains
left of the Jacobs bankrupt stock at
A baby boy arrived at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Holland, of the
Sturgeon fiats, Monday.
. McCabe's silk headquarters are de
li irering some more terrific blows this
week which cannot be overlooked.
We clean and press your clothes
with care. Beal & McCarthy, Illinois
theatre building. Old 'phone 716 L.
A' thousand potted plants wonder
fully cheap for Thursday, Friday and
Sat urday buyers at McCabe's. See ad.
Rock Island council No. 1932, of
Royal Arcanum, will hold a dance at
Industrial hall Nov. 4. Tickets, 50
The shoe offerings at McCabe's an
full of values such as are found no
where else in this locality. Make a
not of this.
Dancing party by the Ladies' Indus
trial club at Odd Fellows hall Wednes
day evening, Nov. 9. Ladies, 15 cents;
gents, 25 cents.
- Better get your seat for the Has
kell Indian-band, the government band
composed of 35 genuine Indians. Call
or phone Y. M. C. A.
McCabe's carpet and furniture de
partment never lets up on its presenta
tion of extraordinary bargains. Their
ad today mentions a few of them.
The Haskell Indian band, 8 p. m
Thursday at the Illinois, admission 5'i
cents in upper gallery, $1 in parque
and balcony. Reserve at Y. M. C. A.
Aggressive merchandising carries
McCabe's ready-to-wear department
into the realm of bargain giving to a
most unusual basis. It will pay. you
But one bowling contest was held
in the City league last evening, the
Romans defeating the Colts 2,443 to
2,191. The match between the Armor
ies and the Planters was postponed.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers will
hold an apron sale at Engineers' hall
in the Reynolds block Friday evening,
Nov. 4. Lunch will be served at 15
The will of the late James W. Atkin
son was admitted to probate this morn
ing in the county court. The docu
ment provides that all the property,
real and personal, shall go to Mrs. At
kinson and her heirs.
The fire department was called yes
terday afternoon at 4 o'clock to the
home of William Frey. 271 C Fifth ave
nue, and later to the home of Dr.
Shoop, 409 Twenty-third street. The
blaze at each place was extinguished
before the arrival of the department
and the damage was slight.
Little Miss Ruby Lusk was hostess
Monday to about 45 of her little friends
it being her fifth birthday. She en
tertained first in the morning at the
kindergarten room at the high school
and later at her home, S04 Twenty
first street, pretty Hallowe'en effects
being observed in the decorations and
the games played.
Members of the family of former
Policeman George Pahl, who was taken
to a Davenport hospital at his own re
quest to receive treatment for a men-,
tal affliction, state that he did net
leave home at night in his under
clothing on one or more occasions re
cently, as reported. They state that
the parry who has been abroad at
night has been identified as another
resident of the same neighborhood.
Dr. W. S. Bagley. formerly of Rock
Island, but late of Chicago, where he
has been practicing dentistry for th ;
past eight years, has opened an office
in this city where he will be pleased to
tree his friends and renew old acquaint
ances, also any one in need of a den
tist's services will please call and get
an estimate on their work. No charge
for consultation or examination. Chil
dren's teeth a specialty. Room 5S.
Mitche'l &. Lyndc building.
TAKES DIME'S WORTH OF
STRYCHNINE TO END LIFE
Mrrtin Csin, of Moline, However, Was
Pumped Out and May
Martin Cain, who until last Satur
day evening was employed as a por
ter at the Manufacturers' hotel in Mo
line. attempted to commit suicide this
noon at the Anderson boarding house.
Seventh street and Third ;. .vn :c. in
that city. Cain was discharged at the
since that time had hern on a pn
, , .. . . .
iuiiKtrti uiuutt. lit ctut.iuiit.'ii ii riii
cide by taking a dime's worth of sirych- Inwrp C11 nHH OhU Tfl CAPU
ninp. and tv.e dose would undoubtedly (u,tn ON.UUU rfllU IU CAUn
caused his death in short tine. !iad he . .
not been seen bv his brother Llovd.,G3nS an B"'tt, MJdJ B,3 Money b
His brother removed what poison he Doubtful Performance.
could, and a physician was emnmonod ?an Francisco. Cal.. Nov. 2. Jimmy
at once. A stomach pump was an-1 Briu and Jo GalVs wtre well Paii for
plied, and Cain was removed to the Monday n:'gn,'s work. The total gate
city hospital. It is reported that the
phvsician has hopes that the quick
action of his brother may have been
the moans of savins the man's life.
Cain is about 30 years of age. A sis
ter committed suicide on a houseboat
near Peoria recently.
MORE VOTERS IN MOLINE
Registration This Year Shows Big
Gain Over 1900.
Figures for Moline registration show
a gain of over S'0 in the past fonr
years. In 1900 the total in the city was
4.C20 and this year k is 5.2S6. In
Rock Island the judges of election are
very slow in making reports to the
city clerk. The only precinct avail
able for publication was the first pre
cinct of the Fourth ward in which the
total number registered was 833.
IS F. M. GUTHRIE
Deferred From Making Proper Canvass
For State Board by Duties in
Existing Coal Strike. .
F. M. Guthrie, democratic candidate
for member of the state board of equal
ization from the Fourteenth district, is
a man whose candidacy should appeal
to the laboring men of the district. He
has for years been a leading member
of the miners' union, and at the pres
ent time is deterred from the service
that he would otherwise delight to per
form for his party of making a tour
of the district by his duties as district
president of the miners' union in the
present strike of the coal miners.
Mr. Guthrie, whose home is at Viola,
Mercer county, will endeavor, however,
to visit Rock Island some time the
SUMS UP CHARGES
AGAINST J. K. SCOTT
M. McCaskrin Declares State's At
torney Candidate Has Made
Rock Island, Nov. 2. Editor Argus:
Will you kindly give space to the fol
lowing in your columns and oblige
H. M. MCASKRIN.
To the Public: The people of Rock
Island county have heard about the
relation of John K. Scott and John P.
Looney. The specific facts showing
the combination between the two are:
First The Mielow case. In sup
port of this fact see Wilhelmine Mie
low, at 823 Sixth street, Rock Island.
Second Looney helps nominate and
elect Scott for city attorney.
Third Scott attended Looney's en
tertainments held in Col. Lowden's be
half, and Looney and Scott worked
together for Lowden.
Fourth Looney sent men in from
South Rock Island and from several
wards in Rock Island to vote for Scott
delegates to nominate Scott, and Scott
stood by and saw those who had no
right to vote, but sent there by Looney
to vote for his delegation in the Sev
Fifth Scott has turned city job
printing to Looney's lieutenant.
Sixth In the Powell case Scott re
fused to defend an innocent man be
cause he (Scott) was under obliga
tion to Looney, and because Looney
was supporting him for state's attor
ney. Seventh Scott received a pass from
the Milwaukee Railway company, and
gave it to Ixoney, who in turn gave it
to a friend of his to use going to Chi
cago. Eighth The first man Scott con
sulted with, when notified I would
make public his Looney combination,
was John P. Looney.
Ninth The first man to congratu
late Scott after his nomination at the
republican convention was John P.
There are many other facts showing
the combination between Looney and
Scott. That Looney wants Scott for
state's attorney is plainly evident.
Looney helped nominate Scott. Looney
nominated himself for state's attorney
as a democrat to make a contest
against W. C. Allen, the regular dem
ocratic nominee. Looney fought Allen
to keep him from making a campaign.
Looney was working for Scott in mak
ing this fight against W. C. Allen, so
that he not only nominated Scott, but
tried to beat the citizens of this coun
ty out of a chance to beat Scott.
Now why does John P. Iiooney want
John K. Scott elected state's attor
ney? Why did he help nominate him
and then congratulate him? And why
did he attempt to defeat W. C. Allen
by nominating himself?
When a man assuming to be of op
posite political faith undertakes to
nominate and elect a republican, uses
the methods to nominate and elect
him that Looney bas used to nominate
and elect Scott, it is time for the
voters to wake up and vote for clean
politics. Vote for W. C. Alien.
HARRY M. MCASKRIN.
McCaskrin address-'! noon day meet
ings in Moline today and yesterday,
'and tomorrow evening be sneaks at
, the corner of Thirty-eighth street and
Fourteenth avenue. Arrangements are
m,artf a big outdoor meeting
i"" him iueniioiiea occasion.
,'ZT. ;-- i mis amount
"eniere received a per cent, or
..i'ji'.u". as wans received 50 per
cent of this amount, he drew down
Britfs eye to business enabled him
to make an agreement of 50 per cent
In the event he lost. He drew down
the same amount. As Britt as to
have received 75 per cent of the fight
er's share in the event of victory, it
flan be seen he tossed off $5,522.40 by
banding those foul punches to the ne
gro. "Young Corbett" watched the fight
with keen interest and yesterday
said: "Britfs showing has not made
me afraid, and I still am open to fight
him at 130 pounds. I also will fight
Gans at 133 pounds ringside, for I am
satisfied I could have knocked him out
if I had been in Britt's shoes. Jimmy
Britt would not have lasted 20 rounds
with me if he had fought as he did
"I think Gans went down deliberate
ly in the fourth round, and also in the
fifth, hoping Britt would lose his head
and foul him. Gans fought well for
the first two rounds, but after that
seemed to weaken. Gans was certain
ly not strong at the weight."
GEN. MACKENZIE IS COMING
On Way Down River to Attend Meeting
of Engineers at St. Louis.
Gen. Mackenzie, chief of engineers,
U. S. A., is expected to arrive in Rock
Island in a day or two, and is now
making an inspection of the upper Mis
sissippi government works. Gen. Mac
kenzie is on his way to St. Louis:
where an important session of the
army engineers is to be held, in regard
to details of the St. Louis fortifica
tions. While on his way to attend this
meeting. Gen. Mackenzie is making his
annual Inspection of the works along
the upper river.
VESUVIUS CONE IN COLLAPSE
Explosions Follow, and Clouds of Ash
es Overflow Country.
Naples, Nov. 2. The cone on the
crater of Mount Vesuvius, which form
ed during the late eruption, fell into
the crater yesterday with a tremendous
roar. There immediately followed ex
plosions that shook the whole moun
tain and the emission of an immense
black column, which gradually spread,
falling in the form of ashes over the
surrounding country within a radius
of 25 miles. The disturbance lasted
but a short time.
SHOT AT BOYS; SUICIDED
Remorse Over Hallowe'en Affair
Strikes Ann Arbor Man.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 2. Hallow
e'en night William Copeland, a contrac
tor discharged a shotgun at a party
of boys, who had rattled his fence,
wounding Alex Schultz. The matter
preyed on Copeland's mind and today
he committed suicide by poison.
FARMERS MEET WITH GRAIN MEN
Stats Association Discusses Several
Questions of Trade.
Springfield. 111., Nov. 2. The Farm
ers and Grain Dealers' association of
Illinois met yesterday. The session
was devoted to the discussion of the
"Are farmer elevator companies
benefiting the grain growers?"
"What Is the grain shipper's remedy
for the annual car famine?"
"The much abused half cent penalty
is it legal or necessary?"
The members, were entertained at a
banquet last night.
POPE SUFFERING FROM GOUT
'Rome, Nov. 2. For two days
past the pope has been suffering from
severe attacks of gout. He has held
a reception, however, and his physi
cians pronounce his condition satisfac
tory. Rome, Nov. 2. Dr. Lapponi visited
the pope today and found him ' much
Arsenal Aid Association Report.
The monthly report of the secretary
of the Rock Island Arsenal Employee's
Aid association, for October is a3 fol
lows: Members in grooil standing- 747
Now members for October 33
Amount in treasury Oct. 1 $114.03
Collections for October 200.00
Disbursements for October
Amount in treasury Nov. 1 . . . .SICii.S.'S
Vote on Return to Work.
Danville, III., Nov. 2. The locals
voted last night on the question of go
ing to work or remaining out. The
miners claim they have men in their
ranks with certificates as engineers,
and that they are under no obligation )
to assist the hoisting engineers. It 'a
said that notwithstanding the vote tak
en the miners will do whatever Presi
dent John Mitchell advises.
Missouri Town Fire Swept.
Joplin, Mo., Nov. 2. The business
section or JJuenweg. Mo., a mining
town near here, was almost totally de
stroyed by fire yesterday, entailing a
loss of $85,000.
Ladies' Now Neck
wear 25c and 50 o
ered collar and cuff
sets and collars in
white, light blue and
new brown 33c to
for 50c and
OARRfES Our ,Ready-to-Wear Depart-
V mentto a bargain griving basis unusual
even for us.. Here araa'few samples:
$9.90 .for Handsome r Coats faultlessly
tailored a V trimmed, made-of Cheviots, Ker
seys and Co vrts. Newestibetted and, pleated
styles, worth$12.50to$16.00, CQ QA
any of them. for. . )7t7U
$4.65 for Correct Walking and Dress
Skirts made of Scotclr and domestic fancy
weaves, of Limingvillechevioits and of broad
cloths. Most desirable stjdes of the season,
worth upto $7.50 Cyl CE
Your choice for . J)tUJ
$4.33 for Seautlful fur Neck Scarfs
made of selected Nutria extra quality opos
sum in Sable and Isabella i dyes and other
desirable furs, some of them CM 00
worth double the price. . . J) TTeOil
$5.00 for Tffeta Silk Waists beautiful
ly tucked front and back, madewith the new
full sleeve or with wider pleats, colors, brown,
blue and black, also scarce and new CC A A
plaids. Exceptional valuesf or an even J)JUU
59c for Black Cloth Petticoats CQp
made with deep flounce and ruffles cf JV
69c for Heavy Percale $Ii House Wrap
pers in a variety of patterns fiQf
75c for $1.25 Tennis Night Gowns made
in several styles of plump quality 7Qp
goods very cheap at t OK
Men's $1.00 and
$1.50 Shirts 75c
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
THREE days of greatest shirt sell
ing W'e place on sale 50 dozen
new fall patterns in imulras
and Percale Shirts in neat
fig-ures iJYid new combinations in
stripes the choice Fall and Winter
effect Brand new $1.00, $1.25 and
$1.50 Shirts for these 7P
3 days all at I Jl
15c Collars New Styles, Each 7'2c
For Thursday. Friday- Hiid Satur
day we will sell Men.' four-ply
Linen Collars, six loading shapes,
all sizes not 15c. but two 7 1A p
for 15c; just one half, each f yCj
Where Would You
PROBABLY where you could K?t
the lowest prices. But price Is
not everything to be considered.
People are outgrowing the tendency
to make the price the only consid
eration. The first thought should be re
liability, the most desirable style
and appearance and absolute guar
antee of eatlsfaction by a reputable
firm, then the price must be tho
lowest you' get all theso at this
The surpassing excellence and
variety of our watch stock would
bo a revelation to the uninitiated.
No natter where you go you will
find no more desirable line than
ours. Our facilities and buying
capacity make it certain that you
get the lowest prices.
We are showing some very choice
Ladies' 14-karat, complete watches.
It 13 a good time now to make holi
day selections. A small deposit will
secure your purchase tor Christ
Then there are our Railroad
Watches we have been official
watch inspectors for over ten years
and we know just what railroad
men need. We have all the well
known mokes for railway service, at
prices as low as the lowest with
our absolute guarantee belnd every"
saje. Ask for special terms.
1,000 Potted Plants Very Cheap
THURSDAY. Friday and Saturday we offer strong, potted plants, fresh from our reen houses,
at prices that will enable everybody to have a conservatory this winter.
Boston Ferns each morn
ing at 10 o'clock
ntir T.oston Ferns, extra
plants, 1 C
at 45c. 29c and lut
Carnation planin- full
bloom at -....
ILock Eslaad Skirt Conap&jiy,
Opposite the . Postoffice
F Jl L JL O T K JV I JV G .
We hacve placed on display an exclusive line
f styles and cloths, and we solicit yovir in
spection of the same;
7Rocfi Island jTf(Jrt Company.
TH I BD&VEB UE TH ROUGH TOiSECON D
$1.25 a yard.
if they last
WOMEN'S SILK HOSE
JUST RECEIVED our Fall impor
tlon of Ladles' hose, several
frtyles of black and colored pure
silk hose, both plain and hand em.
liroidered effects in the newest and
daintiest designs, specially priced
at $3.00, C4 Of
$2.48 Hi jL,LO
Othersat ft A A
$1.98, $1.47 and Ol.vU
WE are now showing the rfetwest
and snappiest stylea in Barn's
shoes for fall and winter wear. The
following special values are worthy
your Immediate investigation.
Men's box Jfclf hunting rshoes, ex
tra high tops, welted waterproof
sole, made to sell Q rA
for $5.00. now jd.uU
Men's genuine vicl kid and velour
caTf dress shoes, natural oak Good
year welt soles, usually $3.50 per
pair, for 3 days only $2.63. (PO PO
Get your size at wU0
IS outdoing all former records.
Qualities are fjjandard and our
low prices capture the business.
These items in carpets and furni
ture will show you how we do it.
Princess Dressers, full serpr-ntlne
fronts, 18x36 Inches, oval French
Hall Trees, oak
with seats and
Wood beds, full size, carved tops.
Sultana Carpets, in oriental pat
ternF and Brussels effects, go on
pale Thursday for balance.
of week at. per yd fcOl
Ingrain Carpets 5 patterns, (480
yds), extra super weave, heavy and
serviceable, special for
balance of week, yard Olv
Fern Pots planted, with assorted
plants, fine for the houi
$1.00 values at
Norfolk Pines. La tana Palms, efco
at low prices for this ealA.
All wool Waistinos 29a
Of PIECES new
" fancy all wool
walfUngs in navy,
brown, red, tan, etc..
came m. lata, to
close them out quick
we offer theda 43c
aualltea until CI f
McCabe's is Silk
IP YouXome-Hereand.see the .endless varieties-
of newest silk weaves and note the ex
tremelylow prices at which they aro marked
youiwiU-.understand why our stock of silk sales
98c to $1.50 Handsome
Fancy 'Silks at 69c Per Yard
This is an j exceptional lot and includes 1800
yards of nejw scarce plaids, stripes and .figures
for opera bags. Brown, Navy, Jasper and
waist suitings. Correct plain'
weaves lor evening ana reception gowns PQ-
are all perlyard. f. OiJL
75c to $1.00 Novelty
Silks 55c Per Yard
This lot contains 1200 yards of the season's
best fancy silks for petticoats, suits, waists,
linings, etc., in medium and dark colors for
winter wear. Goods made to sell at CE
75c and $1.00 per yard, here they are 00L
Two Great Drives
in Black Silks
10 pieces yard wide (36 inches) black taffeta
regular 1.25 quality, in the chiffon or regular
taffeta finish Thursday to Saturday Qftr
if they last per yd ... , OtC
10 pieces black Peau de Soio silks 24 inches
wide, rich, elegant quality, never sold under
Thursday to Saturday
DESIRABLE for Christmas
- Gifts Place your orders now
for han.i crocheted bed room slip
pers with lamb's wool soles, made
to order In all sizes tot men,
women and CA
children. $1.25 to jUC
w Open Stock Patterns In
'"French and German China, and
English and American Porcelain
the Hnest line we have ever shown.
The newest Is made by the Mad
dock Potter Co., a white and gold
decoration, and at a most modest
price of $16.00 for 100 pieces, or
can b? purchased one piece at a
time ut the same rate.
Tnutiful Crystal Glass Berry or
Fruit Bowls, large fiize. foe I A
this week, each 1UC
Fine Crystal Glass Table Tumblers,
as a snap for this week,
quantity limit, each fj
90c Not $1.00 The new Gas Lnmp.
best adjustable burner, good man
tle aid airhole opal globe, all com-
A better and stronger ligfit and a
saving In gas of 50 per cent try
this saving COc.
The best Reading and Sewing Lamo
Is the Bradley and Hubbard NMckle
Limp, all complete with shade and
chimney for $l.o0. Try it,
Our Jardiniere Display Is complete,
ranging in price from $5.00 down to
10c each. To make lively selling In,
this line we offer for balance of this
week a lot 40c Jardinieres, assorted
shapes and decorations,
Globes for same from
$1.00 down to
Lemon trees, with growing'
In full bloom
Sphengert beautiful plants,