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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 2, 190G.
Every lad3' int;r. tl in
lier appearance and that
make it a point to in
spect our hats before pur
chasing. It is acknowl
edged that we are au
thority in correct mil
linery at vt-ry at tractive
Corner Twentieth St ar.d Fourth Ave.
WHY NOT HAVE A DELIGHTFUL CALIFORNIA CLIMATE
ALL THIS WINTER IN YOUR HOME? THE EXPENSE OF
PUTTING IN ONE OF "OUR OWN" HOT WATER HEATING
PLANTS IS NO MORE THAN THE COST OF ONE TRIP,
AND THEN YOU CAN HAVE THIS DELIGHTFUL, EVEN
TEMPERATURE AND HEALTHFUL ATMOSPHERE EVERY
WINTER IN THE FUTURE WITHOUT EXTRA COST.
COLD WEATHER HAS NOT COME YET. YOU CAN
STILL HAVE THE APPARATUS PUT IN IN PLENTY OF
TIME AND ENJOY ITS USE BEFORE SPRING COMES.
WE HAVE EVERYTHING ON HAND TO DO THE WORK.
NO WAITING, PROMPT SERVICE, SATISFACTORY WORK.
.TELEPHONE OR CALL ON US AND GET OUR ESTI
MATE IT COSTS YOU NOTHING.
Allen. Mvers & Company
GIVEN A HARD SNUB
Aldermen Leave Mayor to Him
self at Council Meeting for
THEIR PATIENCE EXHAUSTED
Will Not Even Consider Twenty-fourth
Street Fraud With Southwest
Best and Cheapest
STOCK of WALL PAPER
IN THE THREE CITIES.
A. W. CRAMPTON,
Successor to R. Crampton . Co., 1719 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Having: decided to continue the handling of wall paper, I have made
extensive purchases direct from manufacturers and Jobbers and am
now In a position to show a very complete line of choice designs and
new colorings in
MODERN HOME DECORATIONS.
Best values all grades of wall paper, best selected and most artis
tic stock in the city. Competent wyrkiiwn have been engaged to exe
cute all orders and satisfaction guaranteed.
We Frame Pictures.
A Complete Line of Mould
Ing to Select From.
What the city council thinks of Chief of
Police McCuskrin, his attitude toward
that body and his antics in public, was
indicated by the members Saturday
night in a concerted action totally ig
nonng him. He had called a special
meeting for tnat evening to consider
the sewer proposition and while all
of the aldermen but one assembled at
the city hall they refused to go into a
meeting. As is the custom previous
to the hour of assembling formally.
they gathered in the police station and
the mayor was on the second floor pre
paring the instructions he was about
to give them.
l.ravr lu a ISoil.v.
As the hour for convening passed,
somebody' said, "Let's go home," and
all of the others agreed. The result
was a walk-out and up town without
even sending an emissary to the mayor
to inform him that he would not be hon
ored with thealdermanic presence on that
occasion. The mayor continued in his
conference with H. Craig Haverfiehl.
he of shotgun fame, presuming that
the aldermen were awaiting his pleas
ure. When he was through he found
that for once there was a harmonious
session, as he was the only one in at
Storm Drnln I'oliticM.
In walking out the aldermen express
ed,' and in this manner demonstrated.
their contempt for the politics thej
mayor is attempting to play not
nly in his antics on the river
front last Friday. but with th.
storm drain. The situation in brief is
that he is trying at the behest of influ
ences now handling him to force down
t heir t hroats a set t lenient for t he T went v-
fourth street drain in the passage of
and ordinance for the southwestern
system so uigently demanded by the
c.tizens of the lower end of the citv.
He has tried to do it in committee, and
n the call for this meeting, he had the
Twenty-fourth street drain tied on as
i tail to the kite of the big system
proposed for the benefit of the resi
dents of the southern and eastern por
tions of the city.
ItrfiiHFM o Stnnal.
On this proposition the aldermen re
fuse to stand with him and they arc
making it plain. They authorized and
appropriated money for plans for the
southwestern drain, without any Mc
Caskrin kite tails to the proposition.
They have been working on it and look
ing forward to it for several years.
Since the plans have been made known
the people are demanding it. especially
those in the lower portion of the city.
They have been urging the mayor to
act. Every time he has anvthinc to
say about it he drags in the Twenty
fourth street drain, which was disposed
of in the courts several months ago.
The aldermen are ready and anxious
to act upon the southwestern drain.
but they refuse to have a mess of oth
er things tangled up with it.
faivrn ' C'bnnrc.
Judging from the past it is reason
able to suppose that the mayor was
expecting to grasp -this occasion to tell
the council about his crazy antics with
relation to the railway tracks on the
levee, but the aldermen were not in a
mood to listen to any harangues of
that kind, as they were thoroughly dis-1
A . ...!.L 1 1 i m
fiusicu wuii i tie wnoie aiiair.
The action was simply an indication
of what the councilmen think of Chief
of Police McCaskrin.
DEMOCRATIC TOWNSHIP TICKET.
For Supervisor M. W. Battles.
" For Assistant Supervisor Gustav
Blankenburg, E. H. Hill, J. M. Schaab.
For Assessor George W. Henry.
For Collector Orrin Leonard.
First Ward John Holzhammer
Second Ward E. C. Berry
Third Ward . Charles J. Smith
Fourth Ward .
Fifth Ward . . .
Sixth Ward ...
...John P. Sexton
.Thomas A. Pender
WAS FIRST SPRING DAY
The democratic city township com
mittee meets with the candidates on
the township and aldermanic ticket it
the Rock Island house at S o'clock this
M. W. Battles deserves a second
term as supervisor. He has proven
faithful and worthy.
Frank Lawler is a model citizen of
the Sixth ward, and will make a model
13. C. Uerry is the right kind t ma
terial for alderman from the Second
ward. He is a live one, and is just
such a man as is needed in the council
chamber at this hour. He will do
something besides answer when his
name is called and move to adjourn.
There is a new assessment coming
on which will hold for four years. If
you are dissatisfied with the present
assessment there is a remedy in the
election of George Henry, who is fa
miliar with property values, and will
Give Orrin Leonard your vote for
township collector. Ue is capable and
worthy. He will give the office his
Blankenburg, Hill and Schaab are
all good men for assistant supervisors.
Give them your votes tomorrow.
John P. Sexton has made an ener
getic campaign for reelection to the
office of alderman from the Fourth
ward, and he will be rewarded tomor
row by his return to the council chain- j
ber. Sine:e his elec tion two years ago j
he has taken a prominent part in all
matters aaectxns public welfare, and
jttic earnestness with which his friends
are working for his return is evidence
of how well he has pleased.
Tom Pender is running like a racd
horse in the Fifth ward, and promises
to be elected by a larger majority than
ever. The people of the Fifth are no
dealing with a man who has not been
tried in Tom Pender. He has servei
them before and served them well. In
dependent in his convictions, he has
always stood for what he believed to
be the be-st interests of the city. Had
he remained in the council another
term. Rock Island would have had the
advantage of a reliable fire alarm sys
tern today, the most crying need of the
day, and a few other things that wouli
have marked steady progress. Pender
is such a man as is needed in the
council chamber at the present time.
Rumor is afloat of a well concocted
scheme to spring a campaign document
at the last moment too late for defense
against some of the democratic alder
manic candidates. Such a plot will
not aid those who are back of it. Its
object would be too apparent and the
method too unfair to command consid
Weather Beaten Benson will be re
lieved of one responsibility at least to
morrow when the voters of the Fourth
ward will tell him to run back home
and quiet down. It is enough of a
strain on Benson to be a candidate
without being obliged to carry the load
of a public servant. The people found
that out in a former experience.
COAL MINERS OUT
About Eierht Hundred Leave
Mines in Rock Island and
NO BITTERNESS EXISTING
Rock Island Begins Reloading Product
Stored Here to Distribute Among
W. C. HUBBE,
THE WALL PAPER. DEALER..
Wishes to announce that. his stock of wall paper and room mold- .
ngs is now complete, and would be pleased to show you the
latest designs and colorings ever produced. With prices always J.
the lowest. .Estimates furnished on all classes of papering, house- -
painting and decorating. Store open evenings. y
W. C. HUBBE,
1619 3rd avenue.
irowas uut fcnjoying bunsmne ano
Warm Air Yesterday.
Yesterday was nearly an ideal spring
day and a fitting beginning for the
month cf showers. The only drawback
was a wind that still had a half raw-
reminder of March. Everywhere peo
ple were out enjoying the sunshine,
some of them sporting their new
spring suits. The honk of the automo
bile horn was heard, but the drivers
were careful to remain safely on the
CLEAN RESERVOIR FILTERS
Hope to Get Clearer Water When Work
Employes of the water works de
partment today began the work oi
cleaning the filters at the reservoir,
and when this work is completed, the
city water will take on a much clear
er appearance. The water is always
muddy at this time of year, owing to
the movement of the ice. The filters
have been covered with ice, and conse
quently could not be cleaned earlier.
i Committee and Candidates.
A meeting of the democratic city
committee and candidates is hereby
called at the Rock Island house at S
o'clock fhis evening.
GEORGE WRIGHT. Chairman.
J. P. SEXTON, Secretary.
You're growing more beautiful day by
day, dear Grace,
I hope you're not using cosmetics on
Oh, Charlie, this Is a great injustice
I'm simply using Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. II. Thomas pharmacy.
John Holzhammer will be the next
alderman from the First ward. He has
made an intelligent campaign and the
way the people "of his ward are rally
ing to his support is evidence of how
Charley Smith has made a winning
fight in the Third ward, despite all the
unfair and untrue things that have
been said about him by his opponent
He will be elected tomorrow. ,
After scouring throughout the cam
paign for something to say against the
record of Frank Lawler in the Sixth,
the charge has been trumped up at the
last moment that he is not a tax pay
er in the ward. Fortunately thq peo
ple of the Sixth who know Mr. Iawler,
and that constitutes the great ma
jority of them, know that this is not
true1. He is not only a property holder
but a progressive one.
After Ed Berry has served a term
in the Rock Island city council, it will
nor be necessary for him to send out
a circular to his constituents purport
ing to explain what he has done in
their behalf. They will know all about
it. Berry is the kind of a man who
doer, things. .,-;
A vote for Gavin for alderman in the
Third ward Is a vote for Andrews.
F. A. . Andrews, instead of making
unwarranted attacks upon C. J. Smith
would dr well to sweep his own door
yard. Mr. Smith is a member of the
typographical union and an upholder
of organized labor. Mr. Andrews, while
himself a member of the machinists'
I union hired nonunion carpenters to work
With the general coal strike going
Into effect today, between 700 and SOU
coal miners in Rock Island and Mer
cer counties have left the mines. The
situation, though giving promise of a
long and hard struggle, is not charac
terized by the bitterness that has been
experienced in other coal strikes, and
this fact is commented on with satis
faction by both sides. The mine pre
sents much the appearance it would in
ease of a holiday shut-down, and the
n.ost friendly feeling exists.
CuntniMt Im Noted.
Robert Lee, the superintendent of
the Coal Valley Mining company, who
attended the conference at Indianapo
lis, says that this disposition on the
part of both sides was in marked con
trast to other occasions when confer
ences were held, both then showing
bitter enmity and hatred. The only
bitter feeling existing is that of th-?
western operators toward F. 1,. Rob
bins, for his action at the conference
at Indianapolis. Mr. Lee will attend
the operators' meeting in Chicago to
morrow. ItuilrosDl.H Itpinovr f'onl.
With the exception of the small
quantity of coal left on the tracks at
the mine last week, and delayed, no
coal was received in Rock Islam to
day. The Rock Island 'today began
reloading the coal it has stored for
weeks along its tracks in the west end
of the city and near Si! vis, preparatory
to transferring it to points where
needed. The railroads have been s:or
ing coal at every available inhir :1ml
will feel no shortage for manv weeks.
It is expected thai as a result of
closing the mines one of the Rock Is
land's 1 rains on the Mercer county
branch will be discontinues! for the
present. 'The train to be taken off ar
rives from Cable late- in the afternoon
and leaves at C: 15 in the morning.
May N-m1 Mtlilln.
The local members of the Illinois Na
tional Guard are watching the coa?
strike situation with more than pass
ing interest. Should the strike con
tinue and the government take charge
of the coal mines it is certain that the
national guard will be called out and
that Illinois will be more seriously af
fected than any state in the west, and
Company A would be apt. to see action.
THE MARK AND THE MOTTO
"The Recollection of Quality
Remains Long After
The Price is Forgotten"
Trad Mar Keflstmd
The difference in worth between
good tool and i poor one it ilwtjn
more than the difference in toil.
Whenever you need a tool of any
kind, it will pay you to buy the Keen
Kutter brand, and have the best. All
kinds of tools are made under this name,
and every kind represents the very high
est quality of material, workmanship
tools have been the standard of America Tor 36 yean
and are the only complete line of tools ever to receive
an award at a great exposition the Keen Kutter line
being awarded the Grand Prize at the St. Louis Fair.
Following: are some of the kinds of tools made under
the Keen Kutter Brand: Axes, Adzes, Hammers, Hatchets,
Chisels, Screw Drivers, Auger Bits, Files, Flanes, Draw Knives,
Saws, Tool Cabinets, Scythes, Hay Knives, Grass Hooks, Brush
Hooks, Corn Knives, Trowels, Pruning Shears, Tinners' Snips,
Scissors, Eye Hoes, Shears, Hair Clippers, Horse Shears, Razors,
etc., and knives of all kinds.
If your dealer doesn't keep Keen Kutter Tools write ns and we
will see tbat you are supplied.
SIMMONS HARDWARE COMPANY,
St. Louis. U. S. A.
298 Broadway, New York.
for him and thus discredited himself
with his own organization. Then, again,
where was Mr. Andrews employed a:
the time of the iron strike on the
Gould system at St. Louis?
There are said to be good reasons
why the colored voters of the Third
ward are not supporting F. A. Andrews
STRONG TICKET IN
SOUTH ROCK ISLAND
Democratic Township Nominees Seem
Certain to Win Out Tomorrow.
The South Rock Island democrats
have one of the strongest tickets in
the pending election that they have
ever had, and should command the
confidence of the people of the town
John Graham, Jr., the candidate for
town clerk, was born and raised in the
township and is competent to fulfill
the duties acceptably.
Andrew Paulson, the candidate for
collector, son of Hans Paulson, was
likewise raised in South Rock Island
and is in every way qualified for the
wnuam Kurtn, the nominee lor as
sessor, is a carpenter and contractor.
and has the advantage of thorough fa
miliarity with property values.
William Ileidermann, the candidate
for highway commissioner, Is one of
the most substantial citizens and tax
payers of the township where he has
grown to manhood and is the rigid
man for the office.
The entire ticket ought to be elected
Tax is Due.
Taxes for the year 1905 are now due
Parties having personal taxes and no
real estate will make immediate pay
ment. The law in regard to tbecollec
tlon of personal taxes will be strictly
enforced. Payments made previous tt
March 31 will save cost of collectior
and annoyance to the personal proper
ty tax payer. Please bring your las
ADOLPH P. JOHNSON,
Office with II. A. Weld, attorney-at
law, room 59, Mitchell & Lynde build
Beat & Schmitt.
Fine tailoring. Illinois theater build
There Is one thing we have never
been able to understand, why ladies
will buy harmful cosmetics when Hol-
ister's Rocky Mountain Tea makes
clear complexions. 33c, tea or tab
lets. T. II. Thomas pharmacy.
Young Men's Suits
SINGLE AND DOUBLE BREASTED SUITS
BROAD LAPELS, SLIGHTLY FLARING SKIRTS
DEEP VENT AT CENTER OR SIDE SEAMS
BLUE AND BLACK UNFINISHED WORSTEDS AND CHEVIOTS
FANCY WORSTEDS, CASSIMERES AND SERGES
AND NEW AND ATTRACTIVE SHADES IN GRAYS.
Suits to Cure Young Men of the
Expensive Merchant Tailor Habit
2, $15, $20.
OPENING SPRING SALE
New "Wall Papers
THE IMPORTED "TEKKO" PAR
LOR IN GERMAN AND FRENCH
THE LIBRARY AND HALL IN THE
ELEGANT JAPANESE AND ENG
THE DINING ROOM IN BEAUTI
FUL FRUIT TAPESTRIES, AND THE
DAINTY TWO-TONED BEDROOMS
ARE EXCLUSIVELY SHOWN HERE.
Adeums WaJl Pamper Co.,
310-312314 TWENTIETH STREET.
Dainty Wall Coverings
As shown by sample rolls in our exhi
bition and salesroom, give every evl
dence of excelling past seasons in ev
ery desirable way. Richness, harmo
nious blending, of colors and figures,
strength and excellence of the paper
stock itself all commend our wall pa
pers to you. Another commendation la
our prices, which aro the lowest in the
Paridon Wall Paper Co.
419 Seventeemh Street."