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THE ARGUS, .THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1903.
A Word to the
Every housewife who has traded at Shields' Cash Grocery
knows that the Shields quality is best she knows that
quality is not sacrificed even though the prices are the low
est. If you would know the pleasure of trading at a store
where the "cream" of the market Is found at prices which
you cannot resist, then send in your first order today.
Courteous treatment and prompt service are the rule here,
not an exception. Hadn't you better get started?
Fancy dairy Butter
10 bars Lenox Soap
Rock Island Corn, 2 cans
Large Queen Olives,
Sour Pickles, per
Dill Tickles, per
Head Rice, per
Fresh Corn Meal, per
3 packages Friends
Java and Mocha Coffee,
lb., 4 lbs.
Large California Prunes,
4 lbs. for
Dried Peaches, 3 lbs.
1 lb. pkg. Raisins,
3 pkgs. for
1 lb. pkg. Currants,
3 pkgs. for
Walter Baker's Chocolate,
Table Syrup, gallon
13 bars Etna Soap
10 bars Diamond C Soap
Gold Dust, large
7 cans Baked Beans
Paxton Sweet Corn,
3 lb. can Pumpkin,
3 lb. can Blackberries,
Table Peaches, per
Gallon Apples, per
Can Cream, C cans
Malta Ceres, per
Ginger Snaps, per
75 he Popular, Pioneer
So are Our
Summer Under wear
Everything if Hot Weather
Prices right, too.
M. C. R.ICE, Prop.
GRANTS A CHANGE
Judge Craves. Will Not Preside at
the Trial of the Storm
ALLOWS THE MOTION TODAY
No Other Jurist Available at Present
Judge Ramsay Can Come Here
in Two Weeks.
Judge Graves this morning granted
the change of venue in the case of
Matthias Schnell vs. the city of Rock
Island, or the notable storm drain liti
gation. The matter is now in an un
settled condition. Both sides say that
they are ready for trial and it is
known that the city's counsel are but
Judge Graves has been unable to se
cure a judge who can come and hear
The indications are that it will be
two weeks before one can be secured
and it may be a month now before the
case again comes up for trial. Judge
Ramsay will be in Henry county dur
ing the first two weeks of the term
that opens there, and it seems necessa
ry that he should be there as there are
several matters that must be disposed
of, in which Judge Graves was inter
ested as an attorney. After that
length of time it is probable that he
will be willing to come here.
Judge Graves had informed State's
Attorney Scott to have the criminal
cases ready for trial June 12. So if
the storm drain case is not reached be
fore that time it is probable that it
will go over.
looult to Court.
The affidavit and motion of the plain
tiff, stating that he believed the pre
siding judge to be prejudiced against
him. and asking for a change of venue,
is regarded as little short of insult
to Judge Graves. He states in his af
fidavit that he came to this knowledge
at 10 o'clock yesterday mornmg. That
was at the time the judge was being
asked by the attorneys for the plaintiff
to be allowed a few hours to consider
the notice that had just been served
upon the plaintiff, which was granted.
The only thing indicated at that time
by tho court was that he did not recog
nize the service of that notice upon
the plaintiff as having any bearing up
on the case, the name signed to it be
ing a stranger to the records. The rul
ing of a court in the settlement of is
sues has not before been construed as
an evidence of personal feeling.
Judge Graves stated yesterday af
ternoon when the motion was being
considered that anything that migh
havH reached the ears of the plaintiff
with reference to any prejudice enter
tained by the court was without foun
dation. It may not have been intended
as an affront to the court, out simply a
means of delay. If it was frvr the latter
it is the more to be deplored that the
court should be thus dragged into the
Takrs UN Mninl.
Notwithstanding this exceptional pro
cedure Judge Graves has taken a dig
nified stand and refuses to be involved
in the mess any further. He refused
this morning to have anything further
to do with the case, even to declining
to set it for trial or to take it from the
trial list. "I am only in this case thus
far," he said, "that I will get a judge to
preside here at its trial as soon as I
Attitude of Major.
While this case is again delayed,
'here is only conjecture as to what
will be done between now and the
time the case comes to trial. Tne no
tice served by the mayor gave Mr.
Schnell 3 days in which to put the
drain into condition specified in the
contract. If 30 days expire without
Mr. Schnell taking any action the at
mosphere will be somewhat cleared.
If he proceeds to comply with the spe
cifications there will be a new phase
of the case.
Even the aldermen who refused to
concur in the action of the mayor by
resolution passed last evening, assum
ed that the mayor had the authority
to act as he did. The question now is
how much farther the executive can
go without the aid of the council.
Mayor McCaskrin's plan has not been
clearly outlined, and what the next
step will be by him is not known, so
while the delay is on it seems to lie
between Mr. Schnell and Mayor Mc
Caskrin as to the future of the matter.
0. F. KRELL IS PRESIDENT
STATE P0ST0FFICE CLERKS
FIRST INSPECTION TRIP
General Manager Gruber and Party
Leave for Galesburg.
General Manager J. M. Gruber, re
cently appointed, together with V. P.
Breckcnridge. chief engineer; H. D.
Judson. general superintendent of the
Illinois district, and E. U. Puffer, as
sistant general freight agent of the
Burlington railway, departed last even
ing in special cars for Galesburg after
spending a portion of the day in Rock
Island looking over the territory here.
This is Mr. Gruber's first trip of in
spection since his appointment to the
position of general manager of the
In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of fadd!sm
to another, when if they would only
eat good, and keep their bowels regu
lar with Dr. King's New Ufe Pills,
their troubles would all pass away.
Prompt relief and quick cure for liver
and stomach trouble. 25cents at Hartz
&. Ullemeyer's. drug store; guaranteed.
Also Head of Executive Committee
Next Meeting to be Held
D. F. Krell, of this city, was elected
president of the state postoffice clerks
association at the meeting in Moline
Tuesday. The other officers chosen
First Vice President W. J. Boissen
Second Vice President Miss Myr
tle Fornof. Streator.
Third Vice President J. J. Miller,
Secretary I. H. Baker. Dwight.
Treasurer E. C. Stockberger, Rock
ford. Executive Committe D. F. Krell,
Rock Island; W. J. Boissenin. Ottawa;
I. H. Baker, Dwight ; A. W. . Hilde
brand, Quincy; J. R. McKinnie, Spring
field. Grievance Committee T. J. Solo
mon. Springfield; John McEniry, Mo
line; D. C. McClellan, Pekin.
Organization Committee T. F. Egan,
Joliet; Louis Phillips, Chicago; F. S.
It was decided to hold the next meet
ing at Rockford. The meeting closed
with a banquet at the Manufacturers'
hotel in the evening.
Dr. Emily Wright is this afternoon
addressing the West End Mothers'
club at the Bethlehem Congregational
church, Davenport, on "Home Sanita
The many friends and acquaintances
of Mr. and Mrs. Neil A. Holt will join
in congratulations and best wishes as
these two young people begin their
married life in their home in Moline.
The bride was Miss Bessie A. Hiller
of this city. The groom is a clerk in
Deere &. Co.'s office in Moline. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. H.
W. Reed at the First Baptist parson
age in this city on the afternoon of
The marriage of Charles Goar, of
Moline, and Miss Grace Coopman, took
place Tuesday evening at the home of
the bride's mother, Mrs. Jennie F.
Coopman, corner of Sixth avenue and
Forty-third street, this city, Rev. J. B.
Rutter officiating. The bride wore a
white mohair gown and carried bridal
roses. The bridesmaid. Miss Eva Eck
hart, also wore white mohair and car
ried white roses. Clair Smiek was
best man. The wedding service was
followed by a supper. The couple will
reside in a cottage, adjoining Mrs.
The members of the junior class of
the high school last evening tendered
the senior class the annual reception
at the Watch Tower inn. The hall
had been prettily decorated in gold and
purple, the colors of the senior class.
The teachers of the school were pres
ent as chaperones. There were about
100 couples in attendance, and the eve
ning most enjoyably spent. Following
a reception from 8:J50 to y o'clock,
dancing was the order until a late
HAVE CONSENT OF FATHER
Mr. and Mrs. Barclay Expect to Be Al
lowed to Keep "Incubator Baby."
Mr. and Mrs. James Barclay, of Mo
line, assert that they feel confident
of being allowed by the court to keep
the child that they adopted from the
incubator concession at the St. Louis
fair and for the recovery of which
Mrs. Charlotte E. Bleakley, the alleged
mother han begun habeas corpus pro
ceedings in the local circuit court.
They say they have the written con
sent of both the supposed mother and
her husband, which was readily ob
tained at the time they sought to adopt
S. S. Hallam, of Monmouth, was in
the city this morning.
Hon. E. W. Hurst has returned from
his business trip to the Dakotas.
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Kruntlin depart
ed today for Seattle. Wash., where they
will visit for several weeks. Before
returning they will visit the Portland
fair and coast cities.
Torture of a Preacher.
The story of the torture of Rev O.
D. Moore, pastor of the Baptist church,
of Harpersville, N. Y.. will interest you.
He says: "I suffered agonies, because
of a persistent cough, resulting from
the grip. I had to sleep sitting up in
bed. I tried many remedies, without
relief, until I took Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds, which entirely cured my
cough, and saved me from consump
tion." A grand cure for diseased con
ditions of the throat and lungs. At
Hartz & rilemeyer's, druggists; price
r.i) cents and $1, guaranteed. Trial bot
The Salve That Penetrates.
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve pene
trates the pores of the skin, and by its
antiseptic, rubifocient and healing in
fluence it . subdues inflammation and
cures boils, burns, cuts, eczema, tetter,
ring worm and all skin diseases. A
s-pecifie for blind, bleeding, itching and
protruding piles. The original and
genuine Witch Hazel Salve is made by
E. C. DeWitt & Co., and sold by all
SOME PLAIN TALK
Mayor McCaskrin and Attorneys
Discuss Storm Drain
FOUR HOURS OF ARGUMENT
Council Takes Up Several Mattert
Close With Fireworks Brought
On By Schnell Case.
"I say the public be damned. I'll do
what's right," said Mayor McCaskrin
at the meeting of the city council last
night in answer to the statement to
him by City Attorney Olson that the
public sentiment was against a settle
ment of the storm drain case.
The mayor felt called upon to an
swer Mr. Olson and C. J. Searle, who
had come before the council and made
statements to the effect that while
they did not know whether or not the
mayor's action had hurt the standing
of their case in court they felt that it
did not do it any good. Both attorneys
spoke at some length on the question
and then the mayor replied.
City Attorney Olson wrote out a res
olution, which was offered by Alder
man Eckhart stating that the council
had no knowledge of and did not con
cur in the action of the mayor in serv
ing notice on Mr. Schnell. This mo
tion passed after some debate. The
question arose as to whether it was
intended to create a breach between
the mayor and the council and when
it was made plain that it was only to
help the attorneys with their case in
court and not intended as a criticism
of the action of the mayor the motion
carried. The mayor stated to the al
dermen that they need have no con
cern as to him in voting upon that
question; that his work was done as ho
believed it should bo done thus far.
Alderman Sexton insisted that the res
olution was offered for political reas
ons, and said that he could read be
tween the lines, and voted against its
adoption, as did Alderman Dauber.
For four hours the aldermen wran
gled and talked, it being only a
few minutes short of midnight
when the body adjourned, but practi
cally nothing was done. Along toward
the finish there were some fireworks
but the smoke cleared away.
The special meeting was called for
tho purpose of dealing with the West
em I'nion Telegraph company, which
wanted to proceed with the stringing
of wires on First avenue. The out
come of this was that the ordinance
commute- and ;he city attorney were
instructed to draft an ordinance re
quiring all wires to be placed under
ground. This matter was brought to
the attention of the council by the
mayor, who had stopped the Western
Union cornp:iny from work on Second
avenue, informing them that work
there would be of no use as the desire
of the council was to place all wires
under ground. Then the company
wanted to move its poles to First av
enue, and while the council at first
thought favorably of this the company
went ahead and set some poles with
out first consulting the proper authori
ties as to where they were to be
placed. Under these conditions the
council took this definite action.
The ( rnlrnl I nln lomimny.
Much of the time that was consumed
in the arguments as to the wires, was
in giving attention to the Central
Union Telephone company. The final
outcomeof this was that the mayor was
instructed to notify the company to re
move all poles that have been set with
out the consent of the proper authori
ties -within 48 hours.
It, is tho intention of this proceeding
to bring the matter to an issue and a
show down as to what the standing ol
the Centra Union Telephone company
is in this city. Resolution after resolu
tion has been passed since the allege!
repeal of the ordinance granting to
the company a franchise, but nothing
has yet been done. Mayor McCaskrin
asked that some plan be outlined giv
ing him authority to do business and
he would proceed immediately against
the company and determine whether it
has any right here, and. if so, what
The resignation of Chief Hastings
from the fire department was address
ed in part to the council, so it was
brought before that body. The alder
men desired to extend to Mr. Hastings
a vote of confidence, so they simply
voted to place the resignation on file,
thus leaving it to the mayor, who ac
Chief Hastings explained in public
what he had previously said in an in
terview in these columns: that he felt
from the outset of the administration
that he did not have the confidence of
the mayor. The ald-rrmen at first
thought the matter was between the
mayor and the chief and that a settle
ment could be reached if they took no
action 'on the resignation, but Chief
Hastings informed them that the resig
nation was before them for action;
that he and the mayor would not come
to any agreement in the matter.
Mayor Kx plains.
Mayor McCaskrin explained his posi
tion with reference to the departments.!
faying: "While I am mayor of the city
I want to know as much as I can o!
every department. I have not been in
a hose Louse except ia company with
Can be kept
Than any other
Can take them
All apart and,
Get at every
You can learn
Its good parts
In ten minutes
To buy one.
SEE US ABOUT OUTDOOR FURNI
TURE FOR THE PORCH AND LAWN
THE DURABLE AND COMFORTA
DAVENPORT FURNITURE AND
CARPET CO., 123-125 West Thfrd Street
Easy, Loose. Windy,
For the Dog Days.
A trifle lined sheer feather weight
Suits $5 to $15
All lute shapes for men,
50c to $6.
Sommers & LaVelle
Aldermen Robbing, Sexton and Daubi-r
1 will say that this resignation has not.
been called for by mayor.
"I have not ordered a bale of hay, a
harness or anything else for the de
partment, and have issued no orders
and indicated no! hing except that there
s-hall be drills in the department. ;md
1 think the chief will agree with trn
t htT these are proper. The chief has
called at my office every morning and
submitted his report, the s-anie as ev
ery other department head Ins to do.
I will accept the resignation."'
GREAT YIELD OF RED CLOVER
"For seven years." writes lleorge W.
Hoffman, of Harper. Wash.. "I hail a
bitter bat tb; with chronic stomach and
liver trouble, but at last I won. and
cured my diseases by the use of Klec
tric Hitters. I unhesitatingly recom
mend them to a!I. and don't intend in
the future to be without them in the
house. They are certainly a wonder
ful medicine, to have cured such a bad
case as mine. oui. tinner guarantee
to do the game for you. by Hartz &
Ullerneycr. druggists, at 5't cents a bot
tle. Try thm today.
Crop Report for County Places Yield at
5 Per Cent Above Normal.
Agricultural prospect h are bright In
Hock Island county, according to the
report of Crop Correspondent Thomas
Campbell mailed to the department at
Washington today. Mr. Campbell find-t
that the acreage of oats compared with
the average is per cent this year
and the condition is normal. The acre
age of clover is lou per cent and the
condition i 5 per cent above normal.
Spring pasture is 1m in condition. Aj
plCH are placed at 75 per cent of nor
mal and teaches at 15 per cent.
Thrown From a Wagon,
fleorge K. Habcock was thrown from
bin wagon and severely bruised. He
applie.-l Chamberlain'! Pain Balm free
ly and says it is the bebt liniment hn
ever used. Mr. Habcock is a well
known citizen of North Plain, Conn.
There i nothing equal to Pain Balm
for sprains and bruises. It will effect
a cure in one-third the time required
by any other treatment. For sale by
all leading druggists.
t Sarsapa'rillao Good for
anytningf ask your parcnis,
grandparents, neighbors, your
own doctor. We will leave it to
any of them. Best blood medi
cine. Best nerve tonic. kwf.