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THE ARGUS, .TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1905.
1818-20 Third Avenue.
AXTHOXV III IU)I K, Pren't. 5
JOE H. LAKE, Vlof.l'rWt. (iKORGE IIOKIIX, Cash. X
J. P. VAN PATTE, 2d VIce-PrM't.
J. YACOV, At. Canh. O
First National Bank
lA I0 PORT.
I'nllrd Statra Drpoiiltory.
Capital S24HMMHMMI. Surplus Mil ProHtN $110,000.00.
(Copy) March 20, 1905
Western- Flour Mill Co. ,
We congratulate you on the eight
months' growth of your business, which
gradual increase we have had good oppor
tunity to note since we have your ac
count. Your modern and complete plant and
expert mechanical force, together with
your wheat connections at various points
in Minnesota and South Dakota, and F. H.
Peavey & Co ., Minneapolis , on North Da
kota wheat, certainly equips you to man
ufacture an extra grade flour.
We predict and hope to note addition
al grovrth and further increase in your
output. Yours very truly,
(Signed) Geo. Hoehn,
lOcsr Store Skouildl
be Yot&r Store.
We sill the finest ready to wear clothing in the J
world, viz: L. Adler Bros. & Co.'s Rochester make. T
These clothes cost yon no more than other ready-
made clothing. i
We cater to tne ever incif asms dtinand of individ
t -7 V
ViJ i'rMm mm
We never lose sight of the fact that "a satisfied cus
tomer is the best advertisement.
We take back goods and refund the money when ask- Ju
ed to do so without question or protest.
We like to have people come and look around wheth
er they buy or not. I
M. C. RICE, Prop.
NEW OFFICERS IN
rormal Transfer of City Adminis
tration Takes Place Last
NO APPOINTMENTS MADE
Big Crowd Packs Council Room to see
Mayor McCaskrin Take
NEW CITY OFFICERS.
Mayor .ori;- V. ! :iWrlii.
City t Irrk II. 4. SchatlVr.
i'ity Alliirnr) Oliver OKen.
City Treasurer 11. V. S-hwle.
Ioli-e MuulMtrutt- J. Ktlwaril
Allerna-n Kirt W n ril K. W.
IIltM-hlluirt-r, Allen I'ratt.
Alilrrmru Seeontl Ward I.. V.
Kfkliarl. Jr.. CharlfK Olirrs.
Aldermen 'I'hiral Waril Cat.
Julia O'Conuur. I. I". Trenkeu
Ht'huh. A Mermen Kourlh Ward J. I.
Sexton. Valentine l:inlier.
Aldermen CI fill Ward K. 10.
Itobliinn. William Trefx.
Aldermen Sivlli aril Andrew
liriNteiiHen. C. C. W ilnon.
Aldermen Seventth Ward A. .
Auderxou. J. It. Itrookw.
It is Mayor McCaskrin now. Not O.
Wash. McCaskrin. or plain George.
Mayor McCaskrin. remember that.
Mayor McCaskrin took his seat as
The actual transferring- of authority
was duly impressive.
Afier the adjournment of the old
council sine die and the seating of the
new members, AlIs. Uiochlingcr and
Pratt, from the First ward: Aid. Tren
kenschuh. from the Third, and Aid.
Dauber, from the Fourth, and the re
tirement of ex-Aids. Frank Westbay,
William Hause and R. C. Benson, the
retiring mayor stepped down from his
desk and read his valedictory address.
In the meantime certain suspicious
looking packages were opened and the
council chamber broke into blossom
with groat bunches of carnations, tu
lips, rose.s. Easter lilies, etc., friends
having remembered the new mayor and
aldermen in pleasing fashion.
I'pon the conclusion of his address,
i'V Mayor McConorhie, with appropri
ate words, handed tocr his wish
ing the new administ ra ion ( lod-speed,
and Mayor McCaskrin repli.-l in sim
Met oiio'liieK A ililresj.
The retiring mayor's address was as
"Gentlemen of the city council:
"The time has now arrived when in
obedience to the supreme will of the
people. 1 imw lay down the burdens
of official life, and turn over to my
successor the office of mayor, with all
its cares and responsibilities.
"It is "perhaps too often the custom
on occasions like this, for the retiring
executive to devote a great deal of
unnecessary time in attempting to out
line a policy for his successor, or on
the other hand to pass in review every
act of his own administ rat ion. elabor
ating and magnifying some of the
most trilling ami unimportant events
I shall devote very little time to either
the ri cord lias already Icen written
whether good. bail or indifferent
Nothing I could sav or do now would
change that record. i wiil devote a
tew moments to nrieiiy outlining some
of tie- most important questions.
tne city s nuances was one oi tin.
principal topics during the municipal
GEORGE W. WCASKRIN,
New Mayor of Kock Island.
head of the executive department of
the city of Hock Island last night be
fore an audience that literally taxed
the capacity of the council chamber.
In fact, the capacity of the audience
to stand squeezing was also taxed, but
there was no getting out after one was
in, and for that reason doubt 1..' many
stayed when they would res have
rather been on the outside .ting a
breath of fresh air. The new dermen
had great difficulty in taki ; their
seats when that momentous time ar
rived, and ex-Mayor McConochie show
ed nice discrimination in terms when
he advised the a'dermanic boly, past
and present, to "adjust"' itself during
a five-minute recess.
There were flowers, speeches, hand
shaking and congratulations as befit
ted the occasion. Incidentally, th-re
was little business transacted. The
first official act of the new executive
after taking his seat was to report in
regard to the storm drain case, stating
the reasons for its postponement till
early in June in the circuit court yes
terday. He said he had found that the
spec;! counsel enuaued by the city
had n n been definitely contracted with
as regards fees, and as the city had
expended in the previous trial of the
case some $::.". there was dam;, r
that the f.-es in the end would amount
to about ail the city would save by
winning the suit. There wtre several
expressions along the same line by
the aldermen, and at the mayor's sug
gestion he was authorized to and did
name a committee, composed of Alls.
Anderson. Sexton. Kckhart. Wilson
and Dauber, to act with the mayor and
city attorney in conferring with the
special counsel an I make definite ar
rangements as to remnn"ration.
Mayor McCaskrin's Erst participation
in the affairs of the evening was semi
official and consisted in putting the mo
tion to the retiring council passing a
vote of thanks to the retiring officers.
campaign. I believe I can say ami
with no boastful attempt, ihe city'.'
finances are in a healthy condition, and
I think we have all done what vt
could to bring it about. This eondi
tion is largely due to natural cause
over which we have little or no con
trol, increasing population, a just anci
fair assessment, and equalized values
thanks to the assessor who made tin
on.-e M..re Kx-M.iy.ir f JP" Is'.and.
last rate which must stand fr fout
years. I think he did his duty fairly
and honestly, although it drove him
into political oblivion. l'rop-rty val
ues within the corjxjrate limits of Rock
Island during the past eight years have
been increased from less than two tc
almost three millions of doihrs. and
this latter amount is little in excess
of what it was Hu years ago. ami you
know if it was two am onhalf mil
For Addition to the L. S. McCabe
& Co. Store on Third
WILL BE 50X150 FEET
Give Entrance on Seventeenth
Street Commercial House
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
It was learned today that plans for
the extension of the McCabe & Co.
store on Third avenue which has been
previously referred to In The Argus,
are well advanced and a structure 50
by lot) fevt joining the present build
ing on Third avenue on the west will
shortly be contracted for to be erected
during the coming summer. Accord
ing to plans the new part will be three
or four stories with basement and will
be of the same style of construction
as the present building.
The addition will exte.id from Third
avenue to the alley, the full length of
the present structure and there will
be a hall or corridor through at the
north of the Commercial house to give
an entrance to the stof.j from Seven
teenth street, thus affording the Mc
Cabe store three separate means of ac
cess. At the same time as the new build
ing is being erected the Commercial
house will be remodeled and brought
up lo date in every particular with the
object of improving it as a popular
May ( usl .-.0.(XM.
Though no definite figures are to
be secured now it is likely that the im
provements complete, will cost near
$50,000. They will proe a valuable
addition to Third avenue, which bids
fair to ultimately become the best
business thoroughfare of the city.
HAS LITTLE EFFECT HERE
Local Merchants Receive Shipments
With Unusual Regularity.
The local offices of the express com
panies have received instructions not
to receive any perishable goods for
shipment to Chicago or points east, and
tin- ordinary consignments are taken
only at risk of delays. The instruc
tions are the result of the conditions in
Chicago arising from the teamsters'
strike, and are sent to all the com
panies' offices. The class of perishable
goods, called "green goods" in the vo
cabulary of the transportation com
panies, is being diverted from Chicago,
the majority of it being sent from the
south into St. Louis and nearby points.
Most of the goods ordinarily consigned
to Chicago is being sold along the river
ports. Local merchants s-v that they
experience no inconveuiemt their
shipments being .made as regular ly as
PASSES FIRST JUDGEMENT
Magistrate Elliott Assesres a Fine For
A. Rehnstrom was brought before
Magistrate Elliott this morning on a
charge of disorderly conduct and the
newly elected officer assessed him $5
Police Magistrate (J. A. Johnson . e
yesterday afternoon fined Thomas Mc
Gahn $50 and costs on a disorderly
conduct charge. In default of payment
for the same he wa.s sent to the county
jail for In days.
ARE IN SUMMER UNIFORM
Carriers Exchange Heavy Winter Garb
for Warm Weather Styles.
Spring was officially recognized yes
terday, when the carriers of the city
postoffice " donned their summer uni
rofms in place of the winter garb. Hats
were exchanged for the winter caps,
and in most cases new uniforms were
worn. The uniform, aside from the
hats, is the same as those of last year.
The hats are of a slightly different
Retrial Thursday Morning.
The retrial of the esse of Irvin
Lynch, a minor, against James Mc
Elroy. a saloonkeeper will probably be
brought up in court next Thursday
morning. The case grew out of the
death of the father of Lynch in the
C. B. & Q. yards, he. being struck by
an engine wliilo in a state of iutoxica
tion. The plaintiff advances the plea
that McKlroy sold him the liquor and
therefore should be held responsible.
The circuit court was in session this
morning, wttn juuge t.. t... raves pre
siding. Regular motions were taken
up. The court adjourned at noon un
til tomorrow morning.
Gives Birthday Party.
Miss Pert ha Ohlweiler, residing at
loliO Sixth avenue, gave a birthday
party Sunday afternoon the occasion
being that of her 20th birthday. A
largf party of friends gathered at the
home and the afternoon was pleas
antly passed with various diversions.
Meet at Milan Today.
The regular business of the W. C. T.
U. was set aside this afternoon, the
ladies being invited by the Milan union
to meet with it at the home of Mrs.
Elizabeth Smith, of Milan, at 3 o'clock.
An interesting program was prepared
fur the meeting.
Sewing Machine Needles
for all makes of machines at 5 cents per
package, and everything else pertaining
to sewing machines at greatly reduc
ed prices. Iook for the red S. 310
Twentieth street, Rock fsland. 111.
2j isarsiipitrilla. Used in all
Spans of the world for over 60
years. Has the unqualified en
dorsement of the best physicians,
ft a t i
t siron r-crvc ionic, v uiouu
purifier oF crest power.,wrT m;:
A THLETIC LOOKS should be played up. If
your figure is good, spread it out. Our
double-breasted sacks (Stein-Blocli are gymnasi
ums of strength. They square away the muscu
lar, and bolster up the drooping. Come over ami
Suits, $16.50 to $28.
Sommers & La Velle
DO YOU NEED MONEY?
DO YOU WANT IT QUICKLY? DO YOU WANT TO
DEAL WHERE YOU WILL FEEL SAFE?
Many times your salary or income is not sufficient,
for some sudden emergeucy ami it is necessary to obtain
a given sum of money quickly. We can uceoinmodate
you and in a reliabie munnor. We make loans on furni
ture, pianos, horses, wagons, or other personal property,
privately and without removing the property. We ex
plain our terms in dollars and cents, so you will know
just what a loan will cost for any given time, ami you
can make it cost less by paying sooner. Let us tell you
more about it. We will be glad to send our conlideiitial
agent to see you, if you find it inconvenient to call
here, and you will be under no obligation to us nor at
any expense unless we make you a loan. Call, write or
telephone us today.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lynde Block, Room 33.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenings,
phone West 514. New Telephone 6011.
Banish Blue Monday
and the dhiigrci-aMe ta:k of leaning over damp, leakj
washtubs, by equipping your laundry with
w 0 m
V r'?.:jyy J Laundry 1 rays
A ,-W) Is there anv reason why you
kJtK i"X"h -i-Tl'V a ?re in vonr hnmf ?
dry in your home?
Standard" Laundry Trays
are strictly modern, perfectly
clean, sanitary, and moderate
in price. Let us tell you the co.st
of putting a modern Laundry in
Ulxj. i f,' . 17 t;
THC OLD MTAV'
CIIANXOX & 1WFVA
1 12 Went
SIDEWALKS. CURBING, DRIVEWAYS, CELLARS,
lluilt arnl K"-irante-iJ. Kiio-Ik-') in lie- must up-to-date manner by
THE ROCK ISLAND GRANITOID CO
This eornpmiv is iirnl-r tli liret y iperviMlon of the 'f-raa C'ruifat
mm. . '1'. I) WIS. fiKltrl ij rtprrt Unlnbrr from Cbfcaiiii.
Don't Contract Your Work until You have seen Us
Rf-shlence 'jjhone. West 7!3-K.
OtlR ''if. West !': W 105.
Ilrstirnates cher-rf ully given.
1400 Firtti-uiMl-a-hair Avenue.
I XCGCCOCGCXXGOOCGOOGOGCCCCOCOCOOCCOOOOC)OCOCCOOOOO ;
f- R a. cycle Bicycles I
Also a large line of Bicycle Tires
and Sundries. We have the best
equipped bicycle repair shop in
JOHN KOCH, 213 Seventeenth St. (Market Square.)