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THE AEGTJS, SATURDAY, JAXUAHY- 28, 1905.
THE TREND OF THE TIMES
Striking Illustration of Political vs.
semimeiit prevailing to a greater r
less d-jr-e la Rctt Island favorabie
to the subordination of the question f
partisanship to the Lroad'-r principle
f fitness, in the l.jcu-hUja of mayor
al candidal ex. Waile such a proposi
tion and that there 1 such a ten
dency no cte well informed on the
trend of the time In Rock Inland wi.I
leny doe not neeesarlly contem
plate the obli'eratiun of party lints.
et the rinvirriin I that t!i.- jiieti.n
t qualification should b- of paramount
cjold ration. In oth-r words publ.c
welfare ought to "command mot
thought In ii.unlc'pa.1 p.l.t! tt.an p -l.lical
welfare. And if the candidate
luaker the pol.r u-ian- do not rune
to a realization of thin fat then t!.e
mayor makers the p-opi should.
There i-eriiapH can be no better indi
cation of the low ebb lo wlii'h n.a
chine politic hus descended in Rn:k
I!acd at the present time, than v
furnih-d the present k b-n. f l
lowing the rulibsc .f the a"ortiey gn
eral in the Thirty third district lesi-.-lative
coaiesf, a ins.-:ie went fro.u
norr.e of the potent tha' he In 1ck:S
politics i republican ! ad-rs at
Springfield, ttrg'ng that liitl-jnce l;
brought to l ar on the comtnlttte
hearing the content to nee that Mr-
Caskrin be not deprived of his e
at the pres. nt t;me a under the pe
culiar condition. prevailing In Rock
island mat wottiu !trfii?tm n him -am:i
dacy for mayor.
It l not necessary to discuss the
merits of or demerit of the McCa
krin mayoralty candidacy in order to
denounce mich a proceeding as thin.
Suffice It to say that It serves most
admirably t- illustrate t' what lengths
a politician will k to attain the en i
of tMiHiir recardlett f how far the
will of the p-o$de may ! clrctimv.-:
ed. or the is-ue of statutory const
tion be given weight. Here- xv.is t r.
judgment of one who imagines ! im- f
to be a long h -j'led politician tl..ir -litlcal
pressure should be hrniifc.it to
bear on the legislature of ll'-r n ir
w snap- the course of It p..-- !
affecting the lawful and pro Infer
pretation of the voice of the -i.-pl :-o
an to work no detriment to thf wel
fare of a particular party in the elec
tion of a mayor of Rock Ilan 1. (Vtu'd
a more preposterous proposition be
conceived of when you come right
down to s rious thought?
In the firt place no one w'th ar.v
.ene of fairness in his soul would
reek to have the legislative contest
lbjM.d f otherwise than on its mer
it. If. jiccordlne to the law an ! the
evidence. Mr. McCa.-krin i. shown to
have faif.-d of election to the legisla-
A week ago The Argus ?;-oe of tare he should be unseated, regardless
of consequences politically or other
wise. If on the other hand he is prop
erly elected he should not be disturb
ed. That Ik the position of Mr. Cooke,
his opponent, and it Is the conviction
of every fair minded citizen.
In the second place the making of
such a protMtyiiion to the legislature
apart from the presumption that It
carries, is an evidence of weakness.
For The Argt:s c xn part it ha-s heard
the names of candidates for the may
ox's chair discussed by both parties,
whom it regards as eminently more fit
for the office than Mr. McCaskrin
and it has heard names mentioned for
the office whom it considers less qual
ified. The time is coming in the history of
Rock Island when the lesson will be
taught that there is something more at
stake than the mere parceling out of
the favors of ofCcH regardless of cupar
bility. and when it will not weigh
against the candidate whether he be a
democrat or republican. It should nrt
follow, therefore, that a man. in order
to be a successful candidate for mayor
need abandon bis political convictions.
On the contrary. The Argus, believes
there arc- many who share In its own
preference for a man who stands out
and out in his party faith, though ready
to give the city a clean and business
administration, over-one who would
pose as a iMjlitica! nondescript for the
mere purpose of catching votes. The
man who abandons bis politK-al con
victions. or seeks to convey the im
presslon that he has for the sake of
making votes for himself, is no better
than the man so hide-bound politically
as to imagine that there is nothing on
earth to consider in municipal affairs
but his party.
The Argus. In its former discussion
of the tendency of the times in local
politics, enumerated some of the requi
site of an ideal candidate for mayor,
regardless of what the politics of the
man might be. Many have been the
expressions of approbation from peo
ple irrex-ctlve of partisan affiliation
of such an idea as truly reflecting the
spirit or the times in Hock Island.
The Argus is not (ticking candidates
or platforms. It has not hesitated,
nevertheless, t recognize the existing
demands in Hock Island in the matter
of the fonm r.and to that end has sought
heretofore to picture the representative
candidate. With such a local stand
ard bearer, regardless of the party from
which he may come, and a platform
that would provide for a businesslike
though progressive administration of
city affairs; the perfection of the fire
department, including the immediate
installation of a reliable fire alarm sys
tem; the extension of iermam-nt
streets and the continuation of park
improvements; tne inauguration or a
modern system of sewerage; the abo
lition of tolls on the Hock river bridg
es; the encouragement of all bona fide
interurban roads, and withal, an ad
ministration hntad in its tendencies
but insuring honesty and decency in
the guarding of the public welfare'.
ther would he more real encourage
m. nt for pride and progress in Hock
Island than is offered by most cities of
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hm pca to tH Btt th U fa
Oaly Z3C aaa 30c at ail Cniggista
F. A?, Richf er &
F. U- Richf er & Co.
21 3 Pearl Street,
WHEN CONSIDERING WIN
DOW SHADES. IT WOULD BE
WELL TO REMEMBER THAT
WE CARRY THE BEST
OPAQUE CLOTHS AND USE
HARTSHORN 4 ROLLERS EX
CLUSIVELY, AND OUR
PRICES. WE GUARANTEE AS
LOW AS OTHERS CHARGE
FOR CLOTHS OF UNCER
LET US MEASURE YOUR
WINDOWS AND GIVE YOU
AN ESTIMATE THAT WILL
COST YOU NOTHING.
A. CARPET COM.
Insure with McKee.
Call for Improved Zaaaro.
Lace-Waters for fine footwear.
Attend the real sale at Lloyd's.
Tri City Towell Supply company.
The state of water was today.
For bus. bargage.express.call Hobb'a.
For "bus or express. Spencer & Trtfz.
H member tin- skate sale at David
For real estate and Insurance. E. J.
1J K ai.nual embroidery event next
ek at McCabe's.
Vls.t Young & MrCombs' candy de
j.art n. nt this evening.
IV rk tenderloins and spare ribs at
fiiln ore's packing house market.
Heal sab real bargains. Seelnjc is
believing. Come and see. Uoyd's.
W. II. Siemon will do your tin work;
H27 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 57-16.
Wa'.line Ml Hamilton, express and
transfer. Old "phone luTO. new 5S4
Orchestra at the Rock Island house
cafe for regular Sunday evening din
ner. Peanut candy and taffy 10 cents per
pound at Petersen's. 1314 Third ave
nue. There are crowds going skating.
Now is the time to g.-t skates at David
Daly two more days of the great
January clearing sale. Young & Mc
Cmb. TttesJsy is the last day of the great
January clearing j-ale at Young & Mc
Con.ba. Specials on pure candies In our can
dy department this evening. Young A
Step lively, only two more days of
the big January clearing sale. Young
The annual mus.in underwear event
beg ns Monday morning bright and
early at McCabe's.
Norton 1.-1:1. trimmings, shoulder
bones, p. ftei. and leaf lard at Gil
more's parking house market.
If you tire of Luck wheat, try airs.
SPXCIA& HOUR SALES
At 1045 Each Day
-At oJCach Day
GOOD afosain drawers
CTjXCfilte Cambric Pet-
tloosU. flounces eded
lac ...... OOv
LALI ci ;ZRrusLAN D.I LL
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
SPECIAL HOUR SALES
At 2 O'clock Eaoh Day
FULX. French front Cam
bric Corset Covers,
At Si 15 Each Day
NIQItT Gowns ffootx'
muslin, yok of env
broiiiery, tucking; and hm
Utchlng. fUH) CA
values for 9UV
All Previous Records Surpassed at Our Annual
My Sale of Muslim Draderwear
Beginning, Monday, January 30th
WAY last September the plans were laid
greatest of Muslin Underwear Sales.
January 30, '05
THE beauty and
low nriefs of the
gowns at this sale will throng the gown
section with eager buyers. Read the list of
special value gowns, priced up from 29c,
and also these few, from the many gown
values at this great sale:
Tr for Cambric with tucked yoke. rufll
0C finished, trimmed with button embroidery.
I'.elimla style cut with
finished with broad hem-
to make this the
greatest or Muslin underwear sales. we tooK council
with te best manufacturers in the landurged them to do their
best in the matter of style and quality, and by immense quantity
purchases, pushed prices down to the lowest notch. These ad
vantages we gladly share with you Muslins, Cambrics, Long
Cloths and Nainsooks are better than ever, Laces and Embroider
ies, more dainty and beautiful. Thousands of snowy white gar
ments at temptingly low prices await your inspection. Note the
special hour sales and be on hand for your share of the bargains.
flRIGINALITY of style, perfection of fin-
v ish, and lavishness of lace and embroid
ery trimming, coupled with our low prices
will make the petticoat tables very popular.
Here are are some of the good things:
for cambric Petticoats with
ter of hemstitched tucks.
lawn flounce, clus-
for muslin Drawers, trimmed
with Insertion of Val. lace.
70(1 fr cambric Petticoats
lOv embroidery on ruffle.
with deep edging of
83 c v
for Cambric Gowns.
iw square neck and
for cambric Petticoats 12-inch flounce with
foundation and dust ruffle, deep edging of
Al for excellent
r4C yoke, overlaid
uuallty Muslin Gowns square
with embroidery and hemstitched
' tuc ks.
C n $1.25 and $1.33 for beautiful Gowns nf filmy
9 I I I Xalniok. sheer cambric and tine soft mus
lin, many of them copies of French models and spe
cially priced fur this sale.
Note Carefully these
Good muslin Gowns, finished with
broad hemstitched tucks.
Good Muslin Gowns with hemstitched
tucks and lace insertion.
Muslin Gowns, fine clusters of tucks -
Muslin Gowns, square neck, with
tucks and embroidery insertion.
Gowns of excellent muslin, broad hem
stitched tucks. embroldeiy insertion
Pretty Gowns vlth clusters of fine
tucks, embroidery trimmed.
Handsome Gowns with full tucked and
embroidery trimmed yokes.
Keautlful Gowns of fine cambric trim
med with laces, embroideries, und
for handsomely trimmed ' petticoats two
rows pretty Torchon lace insertion and
edge of the same.
C I CO for beautiful Pe-ttleoats of extra quality
OI.UU cambric, lawn flounce, finished with two clus
ters of fine tucks nnd deep embroidery ruffles. Many
other styles of petticoats rise by easy stages to the
Special Noon Sales
AT 12:10 SIIAKP every day except Satur
day wo will place tjjilo-ii number of re
markable muslin undeVwear bargains, among
the in are
Monday Ci Tuesday, $1 Gowns for 57c
Wednes. 6 Tburi, 75cCorset Covers for 33c
Friday 50c Drawers for 29c
New Wash Goods
TO call attention to the new wash goods
now in, we place on sale Tuesday,
at 9 a. m.
One case, 1057 yards, V2o quality Silk
Stritn) Poplins, mostly white grounds,
with neat black and colored figures, es
pecially adapted for shirtings and shirt
waists, at loss than cost r.
of manufacture, per yard IOC
CORRECTLY sized and of
careful workmanship are
the only kind this store sells.
You cannot fail to notice how
low the special sale prices
OL, at this popular price we show
LiJXs In this sale over twenty styles
of Cambric and Muslin Drawers
trimmed with lace or embroidery.
OQa for fine Muslin Drawers, with
ODj umbrella flounces, cluster of
hemstitched tucks and embroidery
4i and Sflr A Rreat nia,,y
tl lLAVA Vb special sale num
bers Rt these prices all handsome
ly, made and irlmmed.
At the higher prices we show
many new styles of drawers trim
med with beautiful new laces and
tion Knee Length Petticoats
in twenty styles, priced for
this sale from S1.4S to 25c.
Skirt Chemises A largo
and select assortment of theso
useful combination garments
priced from $3.98 to 92c.
Hxtra Size Garments
Gowns priced down as low as ..72c
Cornet Covers down to 25c
Drawers priced as low as 25c
Petticoats as low as 85c
Children's Underwear Gowns,
Skirts, Drawers and Waists. Btyles
as numerous as ever and prices rath
er less than usual sale prices. We
wish to dispose of quantities of chil
dren's Underwear at this sale.
Infant's .Wear Complete lines cf
dresses, long and short skirts, etc.,
go in this sale at special prices.
OVER 5,000 Corset Covers
in more than 150 styles
afford variety for everyone.
The prices tell their own
for Corset Covers
for French style Corset Cov
ers, full fronts.
or Cambric Corset covers
rimmed with embroidery or
for Pull Front Corset Covers
trimmed with Torchon lace.
Over DO different styles of
"pretty covers at this price.
Plenty of lace and embroidery In
sertion and edgings unusual value
even for this store.
20 styles of Corset
at this price. Many
sell these at 50c.
as our regular 60c ones.
Largest variety nnd most ex-
90a 'or dainty corset covers, good
ceptional values we have
ever shown in corset covers at this
Higher priced Corset Covers In
big assortment bought especially
for this sale nnd priced accordingly.
To call special attention to m
the new soft finish Dress
Percales we will placo on
sale Monday, 3,000 yards,
80 inches wide, mado to sell
at ltc. choice of many de
White Shirt Waists Cheap
THROUGH the buying power of this big store we have se
cured about 000 white lawn shirt waists which wo placo on
sale at this time at the lowest prices ever quoted in this part
of the country on such garments. The styles are handsome,
fit perfect, and lace and embroidery trimmings exquisite.
Elegant Japanese and Mexican drawn work shirt waists at
much less than the cost of the fronts alone. All other styles
of waists bought on this same basis and we give you the larg
er share of the big savings. An early selection is always
Big Annual Embroidery Event
TWENTY THOUSAND yards of the new 1905 embroideries, fresh from tho factories At St.
Gall, Switzerland, ready for you Monday. Prices the lowest
100 pieces Corset Cover Embroideries in
Swiss, Nainsook. and Cambric, exquisite
needlework, at yard, $1.48, $1.25, 98c, 1 fn
8Rc, 75c, 50c, 25c and lut
All over embroideries for full waists or
yokes, in beautiful Swiss and Nainsook
novelty designs, at per yard
$1.48, $1.25, 98c, 75c and ,
500 pieces, Nainsook and Swiss embroider
ies in matched sots, values that will astonish
you at per yard, 75c, 50c, 42c,
38c, 25o, 18c, 12Jc and
100 pieces embroidery bands for running
ribbon through, at per yard, 28c, 25c, 19c,
Austin's- Pancake Flour for a change.
Made from the great fool cereals.
W. S. NfcKco is confined to his home
lth an attack of prip. with which
he has bcn suffering for a week.
Hereafter the business office of The
Argus will be open Saturday evening
f.ir the payment of subscription ac
counts. The great January clearing kal
ends Tuesday. Special bargain In
every department. Young & Mc
Combs. Special prices for fast selling at
Young & McCombs" January clearing
tale net Monday and Tuesday. leasts
All the leading hotels, restaurants
and dining cars serve Mrs. Austin's
pancakes for breakfast. Much better
You will hear all the late music by
an escellenl orchestra at the regular
Sunday evening dinner at the liock
Island house cafe.
The Association Helpers will serve
a su; M-r at the Y M. C A. Sat unlay
ver.!nf: from 5 to S. A goo-I. hot sui
ter for 25 cents.
The thirl dancins party of the Rock
Island Retail Clerks union fall series
will be given at Industrial Home hall
next Tuesday evening. The commit
tee requests that invitations be pre
sented at the dKr.
Report your changes to Stone's city
directory, office northeast corner Sec
ond avenue and Eighteenth street, or
c.-Jl t:p old phone 553
Skates, skates, great clearing out
rah of skates tonight. Jan. 2S. La
tin's', gent's and children's skates at
David Don's, 1617 Second avenue.
The way is open. You can buy la
dies muslin underwear next week at
McCabe's at prices scarcely more than
cost of materials. Making free. Sec
ad. V. A. Ieithner has opened a tailor
tihop over Gumafson & Hayes cloth
ing store. Old phone CIS. Cleaning
and repairing a specialty. Give him
The ladies' socialist auxiliary gives
its first grand ball Thursday evening.
Feb. 2. at Industrial Home halL Tick
ets, 50 cents a couple. Music by Rleu
t r's orchestra.
Telephone your orders for hickory
shop wood to the Mutual Wheel com
!?ny, Moline. I1L De'ivercd to any
address in Rock Island for S3 per
load. Both phones.
7 cents. 12 cents, 15 cents. 25 cents
for corset covers at McCabe's muslin
underwear sale, which will astonish
ihe most expert shopper. Yours for
the asking at above prices.
Christ's Home mission will hold serv
ices this evening at 7: SO p. m. in the
hall at 22t' Third avenue. Three min
isters belong with the mission. No
collection of money will be taken.
The price inducements at McCabi;a
annual muslin underwear sales are al
ways worthy of your attention. This
time all former price records are low
ered preceptably. Your inspection is
The second number of the Villa
Shield, the school magazine published
by the pupils of the Villa de Chantal,
has come from the printer, and Is en
closed in the ordinary cover, the first
number having appeared in the more
elaborate cover which is to be reserved
for the holiday and commencement
In the absence of Mrs. Harry Orroan
from her home, 1205 Fourteenth street,
last evening, a party of 30 friends took
possession, and on her return she was
treated to a complete surprise. There j
were refreshments, music and a gen
eral good time. The hostess, whose,
birthday was the occasion of the gath
ering, was renumbered with a number
of pretty and useful presents. j
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING USEFUL AS WELL A8 ORNAMENTAL
CALL AND SEE OUR ELEGANT LINE OF:
Nut Picks and Crackers,
Silver Knives and Forks,
Silver Tea and .Table Spoons,
Sugar Shells, Better Knives, Etc
Pocket Cutlery in Pearl, Stag or Buf
falo handles all the Latest Patterns.
Scissors and Shears, single or in sets.
Razors, strictly A1 grade in variety
8afety Razors Straps, Etc.,
news all the time THE
It will pay you to examine our line, as you can save one third on many
of the stove articles by buying here.
AUetii Mvers SrComoany
Opposite UtBtxper House.