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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1906.
MANY QUEER SIDES TO THE ROCK
ISLAND POSTMASTERSHIP CASE
Washington, D. C, Jan. 21. (Special desires to be consistent as far as the
to The Argus.) "A most remarkable
situation." said Senator Hopkins to me
discussing the complications involving
the appointment of a postmaster at
Hock Island, "but I do not think that
Representative Graff's candidate will
even be considered by the postmaster
"A senator I would not. for my own
part, suggest a candidate in a republi
can representative's district. That pa
tronage belongs to him. I might sug
gest a candidate to the representative.
but I would not go over bis head and
endorse a candidate without his know
ledge or cooperation.'
There is a feeling on the part of
both Illinois senators that the merit
rule will not govern In either the Rock
Island or Moline appointments, but as
the basis of this belief they will not
If the merit rule docs not govern,
despite the disposition of the
postmaster general to enforce
it, and that official finally yields
to political pressure to waive it. and
displace the incumbents in both Rock
Island and Moline. Congressman lie
Kinney will be given the opportunity
If he so desires, to name the ap
Out of the tangle that has developed
as the result of the Illinois senators
taking a stand against the reappoint
ment of Postmaster Thomas under the
merit rule of the department, as applica
ble to the cases of both Rock Island
and Moline. the situation at the
present moment might be summed up
something after this fashion:
The Postmaster General. Post
master General Cortelyou wants
to reappoint Postmaster Thom
as, as evidence of the de
partment's consistent adherence to the
merit rule, but he cannot do so with
out tho consent of Senator Cullom.
Congressman McKinney. Congress
man McKinney had at last accounts
endorsed no one, but the impression
obtains that his disposition is favor
able to H. J. McDonald, but he cannot
name him without the consent of Sen
Senator Cullom. Senator Cullom is
believed to be favorable to Dr. G. G.
Craig, but unless the department, in
setting aside its purpose to uphold the
merit rule, also sets aside the prece
dent to permit congressmen to select
postmasters, the senator cannot name
his man without the consent of Con
gressman McKinney, or through the
latter's failure to avail himself of his
So that taken in all its various phas
es, here is the way the matter seems to
stand: Postmaster General Cortelyou
merit rule is concerned, .which he re
gards as at stake and to be under as
reasonable a test as could be imagined.
Senator Cullom wants to use the pa
tronage of this congressional district,
the postoffice department notwith
standing, for the furtherance of his
chances for reelection to his present
scat. He is just now through the
efforts of influences in Rock Is
land, but more particularly through the
work of recognized politicians In Mo
line believed to be favorable to Dr.
Craig, despite the fact that he has al
ways been a political friend and admlr
er of Postmaster Thomas, and vice
versa. He may. therefore, unless he
changes his mind and gives his con
sent to the reappointment of Thomas,
be in a position to dictate the Rock
Island appointment, either through
Congressman McKinney or otherwise.
Congressman McKinney Is regarded by
local politicians committed to McDon
ald, this also judging f.--im the unqual
ified assertion of the friends of that
candidate who have been expect
ing his appointment for the last 19
days, and the confidence Mr. McDonald
has had is the ultimate outcome of the
contest since it was first .discussed. As
a matter of fact. McDonaldalthough
disinclined to discuss the matter for
publication, has indicated his utmost
faith in being named for the office.
Thus develops the most peculiar
phase of the case in view of Senator
Cullom's reported opposition to the reap
pointment of Thomas. The veteran
senator could just as well prevent the
confirmation or even the nomination of
McDonald as he could that of Thomas.
Mr. McDonald has been all
along. and is regarded as a
Yates man. If Senator Cullom goes
to the trouble of blocking the reap
pointment of Mr. Thomas, he must do so
in order to land Dr. Craig, whose
friends have worked through him rath
er than through the congressman, or
he must have made books with Mc
Donald or his friends for the switching
of that wing in Rock Island county
from the Yates to the Cullom band
As far as Senator Hopkins, whose
interview heads this article, is concern
ed, he may naturally be expected to
follow his colleague, whose reelection
to the senate is at stake. What is said
by Senator Hopkins of Buck's chances
considering the circumstances sur
rounding the latter's candidacy, is of
courso significant, but not surprising.
A Peoria paper speaking of the can
didacy of E. H. Buck, and his endorse
ment by Congressman Graff, says the
influence so exerted is due to Postmast
er Hull of that city, who is a business
partner of Mr. Buck's son. The paper
From 20 to 25 per cent Re
duction on All
referred to speaking of the part taken
by Postmaster Hull of Peoria, In the
making of a postmaster at Rock Island
says: "It is no more than to have been
expected that he would desire the fath
er of his business associate named as
the postmaster of Rock Island, and
thus exerted his influence on the Peoria
congressman to get him to butt into a
district other than his own, and en
deavor to distribute some of the plums
which have from . time immemorial
beenconceded to the congressman of
the district, wherever that congress
man has been in political record with
the administration. This interference
from an outside district has raised the
ire of the Rock Islanders and the en
dorsement of Mr. Buck is likely to act
as a boomerang on some one."
But what if out of it all would come the
appointment of Olmsted or Bailey, or
one of the other candidates, who, al
though in the field, have not been as
prominently discussed as some of the
R. W. Olmsted has returned from
Washington, but has nothing to say
upon the situation except with refer
ence to its uncertainties.
It is a pretty row that the republi
cans have gotten into over the ap
pointment, no matter how It turns out
Davenport Looks for Union Depot
at Cost of $100,-000.
BURLINGTON AND ST. PAUL
Handsome Structure to Be Erected on
the River Front Few Blocks
West of Present Site.
Negotiations have developed suffi
ciently to warrant the announcement
that the Burlington and St. Paul rail
roads will join in the erection of a
passenger station In Davenport involv
ing an expenditure of $100,000. The
city council has been approached upon
the subject of the necessary track
changes and the improvement is looked
forward to by the city across the river
as one of the near future which will
be of great importance.
On the I.fvef.
The site of the handsome structure
will be about two or three blocks west
of the present union station on the
levee. The city has felt in need of
this improvement for some time, as
Davenport's Importance as a division
point on the St. Paul, combined with
the fact that this system is uniting
with the Burlington in its station, has
seemed to warrant this expenditurt .
Connected with this announcement
are the rumors that the Northwestern
may be a third company to enter the
new fetation. The I. &' I. Interurban is
etting options that look like North
western operations preliminary to en
trance to the tri-cities, but these are
yet clouded somewhat by uncertain
In this are the
G. & H. Specials,
Hart, Shaff ner 6c Marx,
B. Kuppenheimer (L Co.
Makes of Clothing.
Don't Miss This Opportunity at
a W A YES
nrrallr fair and eoldrr tonight ;
TorNiloy, fair and continued cold. 'The
lownil temperature tonight will be
about H degree below zero.
State forecast lanned at Chicago
niinnldg oa account of wire trouble.
The Ntorm abonD on Saturday' map
la central over Indiana and la canning
heavy precipitation from IlxMouri
aouthirard to Arknnnas, Alabama and
tveatern Trnamwr, and lighter rnln or
neir from Iowa and northern Illlnoln
eantward to Nerr England. The rata
area extend.- mhi( hen m( ward to South
Carolina. Another aturm that in cen
tral on the con.it of Brltlnli Columbia tn
canning precipitation aonthward to
northern Nevada and eantward to Mon
tana. An area of very high prennure
accompanied by neverely low tempera
f ii rea overlira the upper Mianoarl val
Iry and the thermometer are below
aero from northern Iowa to ennteru
Britlnh Columbia, with readings of more
fhdn 20 degrren below r.ero from eant
ern South Dakota northward to Mani
toba and northwrntward to Alberta.
The continued advance of thin high
prennure will bring fair weather to
thin vicinity tonight and Tueaday, with
colder tonight. It will remain cold
J. M. S H BRIER, Observer.
Temperature at 7 a. ni.t 11$ at 33
p. m., JO. .Maximum temperature In 21
houm, 36. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m-,
16 miles. Precipitation In 21 hours,
.14 laches. '
Found in Primary Law Keeping
the Politicians Busy at
GETTING SIGNATURES A JOB
Question of Plurality or Majority Nom
inations Is Up to County
Politicians are kept busy knowing
what to do and what not to do in con
nection with the operation of the new
primary law. Petitions of candidates
are flying about . promiscuously and
wherever one is brought into promin
ence the discussions are opened as to
various points in the new enactment.
It is being found that securing 4 per
cent of the voters of the district the
candidate expects to represent is not
a small job for a man who has official
duties to occupy his attention.
Plurality or Majority.
Whether the plurality or majority
form of nomination will be adopted by
the county committees is still an open
question and one that is receiving con
siderable attention. It is one that
stumped the legislature so that body
turned it over to the county commit
tees for settlement, and the indica
tions are that it will be a hot iron for
these organizations to handle. One of
the arguments against the plurality
nominations is in the fact that one man
may receive 1,000 votes and two oppo
nents may receive 999 each. The can
didate with the plurality would be the
nominee on a trifle over one-third of
his party's vote.
(iocs Into Convention.
With the majority rule in effect a
little manipulation of candidates is al
most certain to throw the contest to
the floor of the convention, where the
delegates will have the opportunity of
the operations seen in the past.
HARRIS PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Robert Roy and James Miller Confess
in County Court.
Jacob J. Harris, who appeared in
circuit court Saturday morning with
the intention of pleading guilty to the
charge of receiving . stolen . property,
and whose plea was not received by
Judge Gest, until he should receive ad
vice from counsel, appeared again this
afternoon with his attorney. II. M. Mc
Caskrin and pleaded not guilty.
Robert Roy, who was charged with
stealing brass from the Rock Island
Railway company, pleaded guilty in
county court this afternoon and was
sentenced to 30 days in jail. James
Miller, who was Indicted on the charge
of larceny entered the same plea and
was given CO days.
Licensed to Wed.
Frank W. Bodrich Bryant, Iowa
Anna C. Naeve Andover
Louis Mumm Lone Tree, Iowa
! Carrie Cossum Moline
Insure with McKee.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Snow shovels at David Don's.
Snow shovels at David Don's.
Trl-CIty Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express call Robb's.
Sleds at reduced prices at David
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes. Re
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes. Re
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes. Re
Smokers have to call for Lewis' sin
gle binder to get it.
The stage of water was 5.70 at C i
m., and o.Sjo at noon.
Plenty of river fish at the Fish Mar
ket, 1510 Second avenue.
No air-slacked or rain-soaked coal at
Mueller's. All shed protected.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
McKown sells the White Ash and
Springfield nut coal, for cook stoves.
They are unexcelled.
Try the White Ash soft coal, for fur
naces and small heaters. It can't be
beat. McKown sells it.
McKown sells the genuine Pocahon
tas coal and a superior hard coal, and
solicits your next order.
Genuine Centerville, $4.50; Pocahon
tas, $G.50. Delivered prices to all parts
of the city from Mueller's.
A reward will be paid for the return
of a Scotch collie to its owner. See
Argus lost and found columns for fur
Fork lump coal, $3.25, mine run; big
ump, with a little slack, $2.S5. Genu
ine White Ash and La Salle chunks,
$3.50, at Mueller's big coal sheds.
Don't fail to attend the second an
nual ball given by the B. II. M. & S.
club, Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Industrial
hall. Gents,. 50 cents; ladies free.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old 'phone, west 59.
Several young men are making prep
arations for a benefit dance for Jack
Scherer, who is seriously afflicted. The
event will take place in Turner hall,
Owing to the open winter so far en
joyed, Rock river has been a couple of
feet higher than usual at this season.
It does not appear to have affected the
A nice selection of fresh river, lak-i
and ocean fish; fresh oysters In bulk,
can and shell; and clams, lobsters and
shrimp, on hand at all times at the
Fish & Oyster Market, 1510 Second
The third of the series In graceful
skating contest will be held next Tues
day night. The finish of the one mile
free-for-all race will be run on Thurs
day night. The racers will be divided
in sets of-six, each set will, race 10
laps and the first of each setwili fin
ish the mile race.
Fire in Baltimore..
Baltimore, Jan. 22. Fire occurred
some time after midnight this morning
in the plant of the Baltimore Chrome
works. Probably one-naif of tho ex
tensive plant, covering about a city
block, has been destroyed. The loss
will be very heavy, as much stock
ready for shipment was destroyed.
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TH5RD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
The January Sale of Damask. Nap
Kins. Center Pieces, Fancy Linens,
Towels, etc., Begins Mon. Jan. 22nd
WHAT housekeeper does not love to have the linen closet or
chest stocked with a generous supply of snowy damasks,
handsome napkins or beautiful center pieces'? Way last spring we
began preparations for this sale, carefully placing orders here and
there among Scotch, Irish, Belgium and German manufacturers,
wherever an advantage could be gained, a quality improved or a sav
j ing made.
No Thought of Advanced Prices at This. Linen Sale. We've seen
to it that there aren't any quite the contrary the saving in many
instances is fully 20 per cent over values as they stand today.
At 50c a yard
wide unbleached Irish
damask 69c value tyf)
for yard JKJC
.72 Inch wide full bleached
per yard UVJC
63 inch extra heavy un
bleached Scotch 0
table linen, yd JJC
63 inch wide silver bleached
German damask, gri
per yard JJC
at 75c yard
Fine Irish aatin damask,
beautiful designs, open bor
ders, 68 Inch wide, six pat
Napkins to match,
Extra heavy 72 inch, un
bleached table damask,
wide open borders, plain or
figured centers dol- 7tC
lar value, for lJG
70 inch wide silver bleach
ed Irish table linen, soft
finished, extra 7
heavy, per yard C
at $1.00 yard.
McCabe's $1.00 satin da
masks and recogrnlzed as the
best values In the market
and the assortment is very
extensive. Plain centers,
large open borders, conven
tional and flower designs,
bleached, half bleached and
unbleached table damasks,
every one of them excep
tional values at CI ((
the price JX.W
cloths, all linen
THE assortment of pat
changing and increasing
for this January Sale,
comprises upward of 100
different designs.. Two
yards wide and up to
4 yds long; 2 and 2 yds
square and round pat
terns make the assort
ment of sizes complete.
As in table linen by
the yard we make the
$1.00 yard quality in pat
torn cloths our leader.
In the higher grade lin
ens, such as Moravian
damask, Rae Aine, etc.,
worth up' to $2.50 yard,
we show many designs
confined exclusively to
and napkins to match
A comprehensive assort
ment of towels can al
ways be found on our coun
ters and tor this 'ttale the
prices range from
$1.00 to 5c
As an Illustration of the
way towels are handled in
this store there are:
Splendid huckaback, hem
med towels for general umj
size 18x36 at in
J 1.10 do, or each ... AUC
16-inch wide checked glass
yard . . .
to match every
Other sale prices on
table damask and table
linens by the yard,
$1.50, $1.25, 69c, 82c,
69c, 45c, 89c, 32$, 25c
BLEACHED or half
bleached napkins 18 to
to 22 inches square, for the
January sale per dozpn ,
$2.50. $2.00. $1.75.
$1.50. $1.39. ci rc
$1.25 and ?.VU
24 to 27 Inches square nap
kins a great variety at
$14.00. $12.00. $9.00.
$8.00, $6.50, $6.00. $4.25.
$3.50, $2.75. $2.00 and
$1.50 per dozen .
fringed tea and luncheon
doilies from 10 inches to
24 inches square.
The Royal Russia and
Rarnsby crashes, 18 in..
20 in.. 22 In. wide, nil
linen, red. blue or plain
white borders, up 1 f
from, per yd lvC
TURKISH BATH TOWF.I.S.
Some exceptional values at
3 different prices for the
25c 15c 10c
These towels are all hem
med, bleached and un
bleached and made out oi
double twlut yarns.
A full assortment of Rubdry
bath towels In all !,
$1.00, 75c. 50c. C
3Kc. 25c and JC
For three days only. Rub
dry face. 'J
cloths, each JC
White Linen Suitings
T T WAS a fact last seasan that we had the very host linen
finished suiting. We carry the same quality
this year. 34 in. wide, per yard AC
90-inch sheeting, all linen, full bleached for C ((
suits and waists, per yard ?X.VU
Special for Monday
FULL. 70 inch fine
Irish satin damask,
one dollar value, spe
cial for Monday only
yard . . . 69c
Special for Tuesday
FIFTY doien full
napkins, sizes, worth
up to $4, very special
at per CO ylQ
Special for Wednes
of scalloped and
hemstitched 35c to 40c
buck towels for a
quarter a piece,
From the Standpoint of
People Like to
SPEECH BY REV. B.T. MARTIN
Moline Minister Addresses Men at Y.
M. C. A. Sunday Afternoon
.Meeting Talk for Boys.
"Tell me what you like mobt to see,
and I will tell you what kind of a mau
you are," said Rev. B. T. Martin, pastor
of the Baptist church of Moline, in an
address at the men's meeting of the
Y. M. C. A. yesterday afternoon. The
speaker's subject was. "Seeing in
Character Building." and "his remarks
had to deal with the effect of observa
tion on the building of character. The
address was an excellent one, and
presented a new viewpoint of the
study of character.
"Our likes and dislikes are largely
due to our observation," said Mr. Mar
tin. "There are one hundred men who
can talk to one who can think, and
one hundred who can think to one who
can see," continued the speaker.
What I'eople See.
To Illustrate the difference between
the things different men see in the
same objects, he spoke of the ocean,
regarded by many as merely a great
waste of water, which to Byron was "a
mirror In which the Almighty glasses
Himself at all times; in breeze. In
gale, in storm; a figure of eternity; an
emblem of infinity." He told of three
travelers In the Yosemite valley, one
of them seeing the possibility of a
great sheep pasture, the other the red
wood trees and their Immense value,
and the third the people, their aims
and purposes in life. It developed that
the first was a Pennsylvania sheep
raiser, the second a Michigan lumber
man, and the third a city missionary in
"What you see shows your charac
ter as readily" as the company you
keep." said the sneaker, and he added
that he had followed this matter close
ly and had never been much led
astray. Concluding, he quoted the
beatitude, from the sermon on the
mount: "The pure in heart shall see
God." and called attention to tiie
scriptural passage, "He that is filthy,
let him be filthy still." "There will be
no great transformation of character
in the coffin and the shroud, and the
lesson should be heard and heeded,"
conclude! Mr. Martin.
The boys' meeting was addressed by
Mr. Mclntyre. who made one of his
usual happy talks.
GIVE A BENEFIT MINSTREL
Bethany Home Will Receive Proceeds
The latter part of next month a
minstrel will be given for the benedu
of Bethany Home at the Illinois the
ater. Mfss Clara Hampton, who has
successfully carried out similar per
formances, will have charge of it.
About 40 persons will take part.
PRESIDENT USES BIG STICK
Orders Given for Cutting Down of Ex
penses in Printing Reports.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 22. Pres
ident Roosevelt has decided that the
government spends altogether too
much money on printing. He has
drawn up new rules for the various de
partments, by. which It is expected
their bills for printing reports and oth
er documents will be cut almost in
TRAIN HITS A HAND CAR
Two Killed by Rock Island Freight
Near Independence, Iowa.
Independence, Iowa. Jan. 22. A
south bound extra freight on the Rock
Island struck a hand car on a curve
six miles north of here In a fog Satur
day afternoon. Philip Leyden was In
stantly killed; John Canfield is dying.
Joseph Leyden and Fred Young were
badly injured. All were employed on
the section-and reside-here, - .- .
107 J AVI
Rock Island. III.
People can form very exact con
clusions as to any store's posi
tion in the various lines of busi
ness. Our equipment and facilities
are made to keep pace with the
demands and possibilities of our
business. New methods, ade
quate to our needs, are constant
ly being adopted.
This makes our service very
desirable a point which we in
vite you to investigate for your
self. We have not mesmerized peo
ple into dealing here. It's be
cause there's value first of al!
there's promptness, and fair,
kind treatment, and good store
manners as a part of your pur.
We announce the arrival of a
new stock of popular priced side
and back combs Jewelled and
my av AVI
Rock Island. III.