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THE 'ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27. 1905.
THIRD AYINUCTHROUSH.TO SECOND
SpeciaJs for Sa.turda.y.
STYLES ol the celebrated P.
N. corsets, which we are
closing out and will not reorder.
Were $2.o, and $3.5i. some siz
es missirn. Saturday pick what
you want for $1. A $:;.f.O corset
for Just $1.
50 dozen white hemstitched
Another dozen of those beau
tiful pure linen hemstitched
handkerchiefs, hand initialed.
half dozens, any letters
Nearly every one is asking for
the AlUgrttti Martini choco
lates. To iiive everybody a
chance to taste these delicious
confections, we will sell them all
day Saturday. nr.
and evening, at per lb ...twt
They sell in Chicago for 5'c
to l"c per po ind, our price is
4c. Saturday one QKf
IMMind to a customer . Ul
Another .4iake--up in the milli
nery department more of those
ladies' new stylish ready trim
med, ready-towe-ar hats for 75c
and l5c. Come early for
these, H"c and
Misses' corduroy fam
Men's 25c cashmere hose
and oxford. 2 dozen.
3 pairs for
L S. McCabe &
Mrs. H. R FoIhoui is spending a tt!;
Mrs. J. V. St reed of Cambridge was
in Koek Island today.
C. L. Kinney departed last evening
for San Francisco for the winter.
Karl liradshaw of Chicago is spend
ing a few days with friends here.
II. V. I .ape has returned from an ex
tended business trip in the southwest.
Arthur Luudin of Orion came t
Rock Island to call on his friends to
day. Mrs. S. S. Kimble returned last ev
ening from a month's visit in Indian
Mrs. M. L. Davis departed this.tuorn
ins for an extended vi.-dt with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Lewis and Mrs.
Hogden have gone to Chicago to at
tind the horse show.
Mrs. Anna Wareham has returned
f rom-u visit of two mouths to points of
interest in the east.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. II. Kent land left
thU morning for M mphN. Tenn.. to
spend the winter in the south.
W. C. Galloway and K. M. Whitham
of Aledo. directors of the Fraternal
Tribunes are in the city on business.
Mrs. F. (.. Hamilton has returned to
her home at Ios Angeles. Cal.. after an
extcuded visit with her mo' her in this
George HrinkerhofT. of Creston,
Iowa, who is atteuding t.ie Eastern
Star convention in Davenjiort. made a
H a hi
JERSEY C FLEAM FLOUR.
An Apology and Explanation.
We advertised for our harvest
sale that splendid Jersey Cream
flour for fl.ly pr sack. This
low price so disturbed a rival
manufacturer that he secured
an injunction on some trivial al
legation and lit Id up the carload
which we had in transit. This
car has Just been it-leased by
due process of law and we now
have the flour in our store. We
gave out every sack of the Jer
b y Cnani flour just as advertis
ed, as long as it lasted. The few
who were disappointed will now
be able to get a tack not a:
fl.50 or f !.1S. but just fl.io for
the balance of this tuonth until
Tuesday uight. Oct. 31. One
sack at any time with other
KihhIs, $1.10. Hand in your or
ders. No one will be disappoint
ed this time." ci in
per sack Pl . IU
Spinach. preen beans. wax
beans, mushrooms, endive, head
lettuce, leaf lettuce, radishes,
cauliflower. parsley, hubbard
squash, summer squash, cab
bage, rutabagas, turnips, red
onions, silver skin ouions. Span
HAR.R.IS (Si HESS
Corner Third Avenue and Eighteenth Street.
Old Phones 456 and 457. New Phones 5440 and 5S25.
Ladies' fleece ribbed vests and
pants, at 10 a. m.. IQ1
Fancy colored robe blankets.
soft fleeced for loung'ng
gowns, very special
Wide taffeta ribbons, all colors.
25c value, Saturday
morn ins?, yard
W'omtn's velvet house
slippers, all day, pair .
Wome n's llc ribber cotton hose.
at 3 o'clock.
Turkey red comforter prints. 7c
and nc qualities,
White and marbled table
oil cloih. yard
Brussels and elvet carpet sam
ples. 4 fell lor.?,
10 a. m 25c Scotch tartan wor
sted plaids, yard wide, 4 o I
jh r yard I 2C
Ladies' fl.no patent leather fit
ted hand bat;s. ;lt -frame,
no mistake . .
Gilt penholders, pretty pearl
handles, jn the book r
Has time concert in the even
ing. Special bell solo by F. H.
Jebe, on traps, drums and bells.
Co. Rock Island
call yesterday on his cousin. Mrs. Stel
John Holmes, formerly of Rock Is
land, who has been making his home
in California anil Mexico several years
is visiting in the city.
Mrs. E. W. Stocker has departed for
Pawpaw. 111., to visit Dr. and Mrs. Al
fred Stocker, and to meet her parems.
Rev. and Mrs. Stocker. of Canada, who
are visiting at that place.
Dr. C. E. Lindberg departed last
evming for Lindsborg. Kans., where
he will make the principal address at
the Reformation Day festival to be
held at Ilethany college on Sunday.
Miss 1'hoebc Jaderberg, Miss Char
lotte Jaderberg. and Miss Hilda Lar
son of Swedona departed this morning
from Rock Island for Riverside, Cal.,
w litre they will spend the "winter
Visits Dairy Farm.
The Tri-City Pasteurized Milk com
pany has extended an invitation to the
business and professional men to go on
a special train to Inspect the dairy
farm tomorrow. The train leaves the
Twentieth street depot at 2::'.o p. ni.
The annual meeting of the stock
holdirs of tli- Peoples' Power com
pany will be heltl at the office of the
company No. 10') Seventeenth street
Rock Island. 111., on Friday. Nov. 24.
Ili5, at 3:30 p m., for the election of
directors, and for the transaction of
such other business as may came be
fore the meeting.
PEOPLES' POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis. Secretary.
Oct. 24. 1905.
ish onions, liermuda onions,
beets, carrots, parsnips, garlic,
sve t potatoes. Ohio potatoes
Rural New York potatoes, fancy
Poultry. Meats. Etc.
Dressed ducks, chickens, tur
keys, squab. freh Iowa farm
sausage, import d Frankfurters.
Wiener uusae. fresh leber
wurst. smoked leberwurst, sum
mer sau.u'4f. Holgr.a. Mortadella,
smoked t.nsrue, stroked catfish,
smoked sturgeon. Gilmore's. Ar
mour's. Kohrs' and Sinclair's
hams and bacon, fresh new
Kockaway mackt rel. fresh new
deep na bloaters, bulk and can
ned oysters, fresh fifh. etc.
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY:
Pickled ptgs' feet,
Kohr s Frankfurter
sausage, per pound
Kohr s best leaf lard,
lo lb. pails for
' bbl. sacks Jersey
Fine New York Concord
grapes, per basket
Converts Enough Alder
men to Land Pump
NOW UP TO MAYOR
Various Peculiar Phases of the
City's Latest Pur
chase. AFFIRMATIVE VOTES IN PUMP
Aid. O'Connor, Third ward.
Aid. Sexton, Fourth ward.
Aid. Dauber, Fourth ward.
Aid. Trefz, Fifth ward.
Aid. Robbins, Fifth ward.
Aid. Wilson, Sixth ward.
Aid. Anderson, Seventh ward.
Aid. Brooks, Seventh ward.
AGAINST PUMP DEAL.
Aid. Pratt, First ward.
Aid. Blochlinger, First ward.
Aid. Eckhart, Second ward.
Aid. Oberg, Second ward.
Aid. Trenkenschuh, Third ward.
By the foregoing vote of eight to five
the city council at its special meeting
last evening voted in favor of Aid.
Robbins' resolution for the purchase
of a Snow Steam pump of 8.000.000 gal
lon capacity for the Rock Island water
works, for the sum of $2090.
The council by this action verified
the statement made in iast evenings
Argus to the effect that the combina
tion involved in the proposition before
the council had succeeded in lining up
enough strength since the iast meeting
of the council to put the deal favorable
to its purposes through. To accomplish
this it was necessary to convert two
aldermen. The spirit seems to have
One of the aldermen who voted ne
gatively on the proposition stated that,
iie was not moved so much by opposi
tion to the pump purchases or because
of favoritism to any other bidder, as
lie was to the tntire nature of the
transaction. "There has been a dis
position from the first to force the
purchase of this particular pump oi
none," said the alderman. "To b?
frank, it has seemed to me that this
has been the one point in view since
the pump question first came up. It
iias not been so much the idea of set
Tic a pump as to get this pump ex
clusively. I.lmilrd lt rrt UIiik.
"This was shown in the limitation oi
;he opportunities for bidding on th-
pronosition. The advertisement was
not given sufficient publicity in engin
r-erins journals until the time had prac
tically elapsed in which bids should be
submitted, and in fact until some of
the pump nun who had been notified
were already on the ground. There
are a dozen or more manufacturers of
standard pumps of recognized stand
ing that were not given an opportunity
to bid on the Rock Island pump at all.
There was not a broad enough scope
;o the advertising. I do not like this
part of it, and I did not like the at
tempt to bring outside pressure to bear
upon the council from outside cities
and through the misuse of organiza
rions to which aldermen belong. In
fact, the whole end and aim seems to
have been to rush the deal through for
one particular concern. There have
been a!l kinds of influences exerted
outside of the council, both in town
and out of town. Why all this hurry?
Just at the time when it seemed as if
the council might see fit to advertise
for bids again which would have only
taken a month's more time, and which.
I am satisfied would have saved the
city from f2.000 to fC.TiO". the screws
are put down and the deal closed up in
a hurry. Apart from the undue haste
ind undue pressure in the matter, 1
was not particularly in favor of any of
the pumps that submitted bids, i
would have preferred to have seen
some bids from some of the firms that
vere not represented.
Would Hair -! Iue.
"The throwing . out of all bids and
the calling for more would rut have
brought thete in but would have re
sulted in lower bids from the concerns
that had been exclusively favored this
time. Any pump purchased codid not
have bH-n delivered for several months
anyway, and as there are extensive al
terations to be made at the water
works plant, before any new engine
could be installed, a few weeks differ
ence in time now would not seriously J
imperil the city, especially as it might
nvolve a saving of several thousand dol
lars which could be applied on the ex
pene of making ready for the engine
The pump that has been purchased
may be all right, and we may not have
rot a better one bv readverllslng. -but
we do not know that we would not. It
Is reasonable to think though, that we
njuM have got the same pump for less
Jionty by several thousand dollars.
"Another thing that seems strange to
me Is that the lepresettative of one of
the other bidders that had lined up
several of the aldermen, withdrew a
tew days ago, and was not present last
evening, although Lis Lid was eUH In.
3ut enough of the aldermen who were
or him, voted for the successful bid
der to land the job. Don't that look like
i combine for you. and does It not
;tand to reason that with a larger lati
ude given to the opportunities for bid
ling, this would not have been pos
sible. My chief objection to the trans
action of last evening Is the fact that
f it is finally executed it will preclude
he possibility of the saving of money
hat readvertising would offer, for you
. ust remember that the installation
-f a pump of such proportions means
.iot only an extensive outlay for the
remodeling of the waterworks build
ng. but if I am not greatly mistaken,
the relaying of some of the mains.
This all would involve an expenditure
jf pretty nearly as much money as has
been voted now for the pump alone.
Under these circumstances we ought
o save all that we can."
licit rr Wnlch lllx Hiatal Arm.
There have been various develop
ments in connection with the pump ne
gotiations, which, as The Argus has
stated from time to time, take at best
a strange appearance, but no phase is
perhaps as peculiar as that involving
:he attitude of one of the aldermen,
it was this alderman by the way, who
first came voluntarily to The Argus and
old of alleged influences, nnfair and
otherwise, being brought to bear in be
half of the combine. All the
circumstances of the matter, he said,
were so abhorrent to him that he
would not vote for ;h.,- pump in ques
tion under any circumstances if the
city never got one. Yesterday the al
derman in question emphasized his
former position by declaring that he
hoped his right arm w ould be paralyzed
if he changed his position or conviction
in the matter. Yet that same alder
man experienced such a remarkable
change of faith between the time he
made this remarkable resolution, and
the hour of his voting that he lined up
with the combination he had so vehe
And the rumor that is afloat today
s that his conversion sunk so deep
Into his soul that he undertook to de
liver not only a couple of other alder
men, but eventually the sanc tion of the
mayor to the same proposition.
Still another of the aldermen who
opposed the combine remarked this
morning: "I do not see any necessity
of spending $25,000 simply because we
have set it aside for that purpose. on
should understand that the city has
been saving up for the purchase of a
waterworks pump for some time until
it has now $23,000 ready for it. The
combine's bid. strange to sny was $21.
9'.0, but the others were all a trifle over
the amount of the appropriation. There
evidently was not going to be any slii
as to where the contract went. If
there had been more bidders there
would have been lower bids. Surely
there should have been, had the city
thrown them all out and readvertised
I. title l)iaiiMln.
There was lit'le discussion in
the council on the resolution
as the matter had been goiu
over thoroughly in the meetings of the
commi'tee of the whole, as will as out
side of the meetings. Aid. Robbins
stated his reasons for preferring the
cr.ow pump, and a few questions ol
Mayor Hum YI('mk!IK(.
Ik fore the pump question came to a
vote Mayor Mcl'askrin submitted
message again calling the intention of
the council to the fact that a pump ol
this size was unnecessary and that a
smaller one could be purchased with
a great saving of money, and referring
to the need of a fire alarm and fire en
gines. This message was referred to
the committee of the whole.
When the vote was taken the roll
was called beginning with the alder
men of the First ward and going
through the list to those of the Sev
enth. All were s-olid against the pre
vailing proposition to the Third ward
and the vote there was split. Aid
O'Connor going with the combination.
From his vote on all were for the Snow
pump. The men who had been stead
fastly advocating this pump from the
first were from the upper wards
headed by Aid. Robbins, and they
were five in number ml til last evening
The rest of the aldermen who voted
for it have been uncertain quantities
until the final vote was taken.
The fact that the case of Garrison vs
the city of Rtck Island came back from
the appellate court dismissed, aroused
the wrath of some of the aldermen
Mid the resuK was a motion by Aid
Eckhart that the finance committee in
.estlgate the advisability of employ
:ng a corporation counsel. The coiin
cil had instructed ihe city attorney to
take this case to the appellate court
and it is now understood that the ap
peal was never perfected, although
the city attorney was giwn exiende'I
time in which to do his work. Some
explanation seems to be- due from
City Attorney Olson as to the di.-missa!
of the Garrison case.
Mayor Batsford and various depart
ment officers from Elgin were at the
council meeting last evening and after
the conclusicm of regular business
were heard from. Upon adjournment
they accompanied the Rock Island al
derroen to the Hotel Harms where a
banquet was enjoyed.
Proposals for Grading.
Staled proposals for grading 1.500
cubic yards, more or less, of dirt on
Second avenue. Sears, Illinois, will be
recelve-d until 6 p. m. Nov. C. The
above is for joint work of the Tri-City
Railway company and the village oi
Sears, on the Tower line. The village
reserves the right to reject any or all
bids. H. K. COX,
October 2C, 1&03.
WANT A SWINDLER
Man Who Gives Name as John
Hoover Works Clever Came
BORROWS MONEY ON DEED
Crime Is Forgery and Obtaining Money
Under False Pretenses Gets Ab
stract From Farmer.
Sheriff Heider has received an
nouncement that a reward of $500 is
offered for a man going under the
name of John Hoover, who is a clever
swindler. He is wanted at Rockford
for forgery and obtaining money under
Hoover's method of operation is to
go to a farmer and make a pretense of
wanting to purchase the farm for his
son. He asks the farmer for an ab
stract of the title to the farm, which
he wants his attorney to look over.
After he gains possession of the ab
stract he goes to a village notary pub
lic and asks him to make out a power
of attorney saying that he wants to
send it away. After getting this, which
bears the notary seal, he has the seal
Akatmrt I 4iml.
Mr. Hoover then goes to a lawyer
and has the abstract examined and the
records investigated, with the explana
tion that he wants to purchase the
property. Of course the attorney usu
ally finds the abstract to be good, and
st) pronounces it. The lawyer is asked
to draw up the deed and when this is
done the man takes it t the hotel and
proceeds to cleverly forge the names
of the farmer and his wife.
He returns with the deed and the
plea that it has taken all of his ready
money to make the purchase and he
wants to borrow some on the' properly.
This is done sometimes through a real
estate man who brings in somebod$
who is willing to loan money on a gooi'.
farm. Hoover gets the money am',
Celebrate Twenty-Fifth Wedding An-
liversary. Yesterday being the 25t'i
anniversary of the marriage of Aid. and
Mr. A. C Anderson, and a number of
their relatives and friends being fully
aware of the fact, plans were quietly
laid for a celebration of the event, and
last evening a party of about 35 self
invited guests proceeded to the honn;
of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, :!'.mu Eighth
avenue, and took iossession, bringing
.vith them well filled hampers of deli
Mous viands, genuinely surprising their
hostess and later Mr. Anderson, who
happened to bo at the council meet
ing. A most, enjoyable evening was spent
n geie-ral sociability and speech rnak
ng. Music was provided by the guests,
Mrs. Edla Lund, of Ihe Augustana con
servatory, rendering an appropriate se
lection.. The principal toasts of tin-?ve-ning
were by Rev. C. J. Hengston
1(1(1 Rev. Kjellerstrand, of Davenport.
Mr,' Ben gst on's speech was chiefly reni
nlsccnt, dealing with the past 25 years,
vhile Mr. Kjellerst rand's was more of
a humorous, prophetic talk on the coni
ng quarter century. The host respond
d to the congratulatory talks in a few
veil chosen remarks.
Luncheon was then served, after
vhich congratulations were extended.
The guests departed at a late hour,
leaving several articles of exquisite sil
.'erware as tokens of esteem and re
nenibrances of the de lightful occasion.
Wedding at Milan. Miss Jessie Ka
ienberg of Cable, and M. Thomas Do
herty, of Boden. 111., were united in
marriage at Milan Wednesday by Rev.
Cullen, pastor of the Presbyterian
church. The bride is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank ' Kasenberg and
he groom is collected with the Do
nerty Mining company in his houie
own. The couple will reside at Iioden
Social at Church. The "get ac
quainted reception at the Snencci
Memorial M. E. church last night wa.-
a pleasant social affair. Music, both in
-trumental an 1 vocal, was furnished
md light refreshments served to tin
arge number who were in attendance.
Wedded in Davenport. Miss Anru
d. CLausaf n of Davenport and WiHian
atelck. of this city, were married a:
he home of the bride's father, R
Ciaus.se n. il7' West. Second strte
Davenport, last evening at S o'clock
Rev. A. H. Gref performing the cere
nony. Mr. and Mrs. Sn ick will make
'heir home at Lakefleld. Minn.
Entertains fcr Niece. Mrs. A. T
Rohwedder entertained about 15 youm:
people Iat evening at her home, 4210
Fifth avenue, in honor of her niece.
Miss Knaack of Luverne, Minn. The
home was prettily decorated with au
:umn leaves and combinations of colors
and amidst these various games were
played in passing the evening. A
course of refreshments were served.
Will Give Dinner. The ladies of
he G. A. R. are preparing to serve a
iinner at Memorial hall Tuesday from
11 to 1:30. The proceedn are tcj be
used for the sick and needy members
of the order.
Tired out, worn out woman cannot
sleep, eat or work; teems a3 if she
would fly to pieces. IIoHisier'a Rocky
Mountain Tea makes strong nerves and
rieb red blood. 35 cents, Tea or Tab
let. T. II. Thomas, Pharmacist.
OVERCOAT we sell is our
knee length winter-weight
planned for the man,
who, not anxious to be the cyn
osure of every eye, neverthe
less demands a style that shall
declare him to be a front rank
er. Velvet Protek collar; broad,
free moving shoulders; deep
full chest; warm, serge, satin or
silk lined, in Kersey, Melton,
Thibet; solid blacks and two
tones. First and last the all
round coat for the quiet gentle
man of taste.
Admiral blouse suits, for ages
3 to 10. Well tailored, long wear
ing linings. $5.50, $5, $4.50 suits,
Norfolk suits for boys, age 8
to 16 years. A complete new
and handsome doub'e breasted
style; patch popular breast, in
plaits in front, but one plait
down the back.
5.00 to 9.00
derwear Men's Derby ribbed underwear,
blue and brown, good weight
ers In all late patterns, in fancy
worsteds and tweeds; range in
4.00 to 7.50
1801 Second Avenue.
ers Coats, black frieze, ages 7 to 16,
4 00 to 5.00
Boys' long pants suits, single or
double breasted, in fancy mixed,
plain, black and blue, fine
7.50 to 12.50
nel Shirts. All colors, tan, green:
Boys' and children's coats, new
winter styles at
coats In black and gray, all ool, 50
inches long, at