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THE ARGU&, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1907.
THE COUNCIL ACTS IN TURMOIL
IN RECALLING PHONE MEASURE
Mayor Attempts to Beat the
Aldermen to the
INSISTING UPON HIS VETO
Municipal Body, Nevertheless,
ercises Its Prerogatives in
F.P1TOME OF LAST NIGHT'S
l llir iHi(t !' tlif ini'fl lute, mill
lielrr Hit iiiIiiiiIcm ui Mi lonni-r
NtMHlitii r reml lltniuiii Huh
liln 4if1Vr a rcsoli:! inn, thi
amin ii ii lie r"w Ht'iin, In hiimm-iiiI
IIm riilt mill riiiiiiilr I lit m-fioii
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I n ion Tlt'!litne ri)iiii:in .
'I lit m:i ur tltititiril I mt rl:iln
I hi a or mi tf litr hum in, insiht inji
flint Iiin iri ilu,t 4i' rt:nlinu hi cto
1 1 I lit nliii:i in in t !! t ion Ii:i1
lr4iTiltfii to :iU t-Kt.
'Mir motion til' liltTiiinn ItnMiiiiM.
ilnlv 4t-4tiiilril, v:ih liiittl iimii Uy
nil t lit iil(ltruMii irtNiil, nnil iiii
tleniMiitlM lor a mil mlofilril,
iiii rtill nll. ami :imiil y,r'.it t-tm-t
notion. lit or iiii'Iiiim hilt t
iiiuc In remlinu, Iiih nit-sHau.t hll
the foiniril :i toting 114 lily i w
srtuittvr fiillfil tin roll.
I ht foiiiM-i 1 (it-ii, 11 (ton lilcrmari
WINuii'm motion, mlioiirntil until I :t!0
IIiIm ailerniMtii, Hit m;ior toiitinn
lnu rrrnl lii iiicxm-i , ami :iiir
In alilfrmoii hail Iril, riii4tilril to
initkt- om of Iiim iioliiifiit linrmiuiit.
t-laiiiiin that lit whh rilit in his
toitloii, llnally t:illiiiu iimii former
hlrrum 11 . i . Mmirkrr In Miit:itn
Mr. MniH-ker. Iiot, inform
t lit ma yor I liat lie a
w rout; in ii premise, that timler
rnlt II ot Ilia- toiimil4 rlr of lm
inrvH, ltili Ik nml from Hit t-il
ordinance "all tiieMlion4 re la tint; to
the priority ol' liiitmM hhiill he tie
eiileil Tj-tlthoiil ilehale." ami that mo
tion In ttti4ieml Iht rule are 1:i)i
In tinier, ami that the eoiineil I Hi'
mlu of it4 iiarliainenlar.v iroeeeil-
Iiium at all I imt'H.
Mr. MmieLer heltl that the eomieit.
too, miN to hill me. In lentimc he fore
It hatl (Mil I hrouuli :i not her motion,
ami that to 1 11 hie t h ienilinu. or
ill mi lire ami I herehy kill it for all
lime, in4ieml of lent, 1 111; it under eon
Mltleration w here It mluht aain he
lint throuuh al an lime the friemN
of the ordinance hapiien Iti he In the
maiorlty at a meeliiiu.
lter Mr .Maneker hail shovel the
na or v herein he wan roiiK he
iilekl mljonrneil (he iiieetinjc.
"Quorum present, Mr. .Mayor," an
nounced City Clerk Schaffer at las; j
evuiing's session f the city council,'
and from thai moment on until all of
ihe aldermen had left the room to
meet ibis afternoon at l:::u, tumult
reigned, with the mayor 'tying lo read
a veto message "of the Central 1'nioii
Ti Ii phone company's franchise ordin
ance mauled at ihe last session.
Alderman Uobbius offered a resolu
tion providing for the suspension of th.
rules and the consideration of the Cen
tral I'nion ieh phone ordinance. City
Clerk Schaffer calling the roll on
the motion of Alderman Kobbins. and
t very alderman voting in favor of the
t 'coi'siileta'ion, and Alderman Wilson
moving and putting a motion to ad
journ to this ni'ltrnoon at l:"n to in
spect the waterworks pump and take
up sncii oilier husiness as migni com"
up. The meeting was the most re
markable the council has ever held in
Alderman Robbins made his nioi ion to
n consider, and City Clerk Schaffer call
ed ihe roll every alderman casting his
vote in favor of the motion. The call
ing of the roll was preceded by the
greatest confusion imaginable. Alder
man Robbins was on Ids feet stating
his motion, every other alderman in
the council was demanding a roll call,
i he im or more spectators were all in
a roar of excitement, and Mayor Mc
Caskriu was com inning his reading of
the veto message. The result of the
vote having been declared by City
Clerk Schaffer. Alderman Wilson was
immediately on his feet with his mo
tion to adjourn, and Mayor McCaskrin
si ill persistent in his reading of his
message and refusing to recognize the
aldermen. Ahbrman Wilson put his
own nio'ion. and in a few minutes ev
ery alderman had left the room.
rt iuiii:iiKii IKM'liiiH'lil.
The veto message which Mayor Mc
Caskrin attempted to presc nt a.m rea;
last evening is a campaign document
tilled witn tlie idea ot JlcCa l;'"i in-
mayor. It will probably apn-a. later
in the form of campaign literature. II
liegms with a discussion nt the r.gnl
of the mayor lo veto an ordinance and
interfere with (lie legislative branch of
ihe city. Then follows a discussion of
1 he-telephone ordinance, and reference
to messages of the mayor to the conn
cil in November, which he at Inciter. t
the veto. He gives a history of hi
light on the l entral I nion Jek';)o!i;
company, mid a review ot the c:"rt
Speaking of the passage of the ordia-
MAYOR AND COUNCIL
IN SECOND CONFLICT
At this afternoon's Hurling uf th-'
city council 1 hero was mint Iht conlli.'t
lu-twu'ii tin- mayor and ihv cotmei!.
ami .Mayor Mcl'askrin uf itniiiti'il ui
o)raie a avt'l iul ami compel th
council lo contiutio with action on his
vi'to. Hi- in sciitod to the council an
other in. ssane. a copy of that lie tricil
to read lat evniiii;'. and he also tiled
wiili thf clerk a statement jrivin;; his
version of the proceedings ol" last t :
niim. Hf thtn declared ihat the ad
join iiniriit was i'leal last evetiint;. and
demanded "th" reconsideration jf the
ordinance veto." What he meant hv
that did no; lieeome -Iear. for Alder
nian Kckhart a-ose and infoinied th"
mayor that last evening he had called
for a point of tinier, and had called for
I'll appeal from the decision of the
cha:i. Thi' major denied everything
Aldermt'ii Kckhart claimed.
ii-:il I'r.iin iht- 4 li:iir.
I Aide! man Anderson inn n upfe.l then
j wiiii a motion that a recess lie taken
1 in inspect th-. waterworks pump.
IWIun he aio.-e .Mayor McCaskvin
I asked him to siale his purpose in a 1
jiliessim; the chair, and he staod his
'mo! ion. The mayor tin n refused :
I pui the n.oiiuii. declaring it out of or
der. The decision was a!iiealed from
hy A'deiman Anderson, the appeal h
im; sustained hy unanimous vote. Al
derman Amii rsoti i hen l eiiewtd hi
iiiot'on. and th. mayor still declining
! to he .uovi tned hy the decision of the
.council on the appeal from his dt--i-
sioti, refused lo put the motion. Las'
jcvimns; ne staled tiiat had an appe'l
from his d.i isinn h-en taken he wiiui i
j have aldded hy that appeal.
; The motion to -ake a recess was car
ried unanimously, and the aUh rmen
. i'te al (he watei works W'itnes.-in the
final test ofhe pump, to determiii"
j w hether it is up to ihe specifications.
nia; or in ins inss:ig. s: vs.
r that rumors of graft ai-d
is of that character art
made.'- "Tpon tht
t reels the charge
is squarely made ihat the
ill least, by th
was procure. 1
)f 1 loll 'V
lletner t hese i uinors ha Ve
ilaiion in fact. I am not aw
Attached to t'le message Is
cular letter sent out from Han-;
llllg I .. ny Hie 1 moii Kl.-w-tric Tel
- lilegiapli company to Koek !
i n . 1
suiisci ibeis and business men. nmvfc.M
"Personal and Contideni inl.'" Tuis !.
tor is not unlike the mayor's owi
-Ki'i in iii.u:.. ways ami is iiiiiisivi' 111
is character. It difficult to under
stand ihe uie.i'ii'ig or reason for it.
lilliT Onlcri-il Out or 'Iiimii.
II. W. Miiler. general auditor of the
t nion iM' ciric leieptione company.
had. alter the adjournment of ihe conn
in, sii-iieii ui me press tamo tor a
few seconds' (hat with the newspaper
m-'ii. A remark made by a newspaper
representative grea'ly amused Mr. Mil
I'T. and in his mirth he rapped his
hand down on the table, attracting the
mayor's aitenlioii. Immediately tin
mayor jumped to his feit. ami dramat
ically pointing his gavel at Mr. Miller
iie Mam: .now. sir, as lur you. you
ei on- oi lit re. Leave town hy tomor
row morning, or I shall have you ar
rested. Xou are a thief and a boodler.
If you do not leave this council room
I shall have you arrested immediately
I've got the goods on you. and am tell
ing ii to you straight. I am warning
.von that it you don t leave town bv
tomorrow morning shall have you ar
rested. .Mr. .Miller." To avoid a fur
her disturbance. Mr. Miller left
I'he proceedings were so reniarkabh
that the spectators could not urasnth
situation, and were slow to move from
their places. .Mayor McCaskrin hand
his veto message to the clerk, and
.or. Mcnaiier leti witn ine oilier alder
men, taking the document presented
by the mayor with him. and his ottici
was locked in a few minutes.
MtM'Hhkrin In ii I'reiiy.
.Mayor .Met asurii), men coming to a
realization of Ihe opixiri unity the mo
ment afforded him for a political
speech, rapped loudly on the tabl
with his gavel, called the spectators
back hi'o the council chamber, and
proceeded to make one of his charac
lerisuc s leeciies. Willi a li entv ot "so
I did." "so I am," "so it was." "so thev
ire," and oilier like expressions for
punctuation. Ho road Ihe order of bus
iness of the council from the ordinance
book. went, into a discussion of the
parliamentary law on Ihe question
boasttd that he itad run i?, aldermen
from the council room, declared that
he was enjoying the happiest moment
l ms lite, ami men entered upon a
purely political speech. He began by
repenting his attack upon Mr. Miller,
and reasserting his threat to have the
telephone company's representative ar
rested. He called the telephone ordin
ance a steal, declared that the Central
I'nion intends to absorb the Union
Klectric company, ami referred to a
letter which he claimed to have at
tached to his veto message, written by
the I'nion Electric company and re
ceived by some member of the council
The aldermen knew all the lime
that I would never approve such an
ordinance, even when they passed it.'
tie mayor declared iu the course
ltis political talk. How lie reconciles
this statement to one made the last
of the week is not understood. He
thf n informed an Argus representative
for publication, that "Only Ird God
Almighty knows what I'll do with the
ordinance. It i.s in able hands, and
when I reach a conclusion it will be
on the side of good judgment and
'MlllMTM iu I!in(T.
He attacked Aldermen Robbins, Eck
hart, IJlocklingtr, and Utnson, and then
turned loose with charges against City
Clerk Schaffer, whom he termed an
ally of the aldermen. He declared tfiat
before he was through with Mr. Schaf
fer he would "make him pay over to
the city some $20.(1(10 to the water
works fund." He frequently referred
to "having the goods on them." He
happened to notice newspaper men
present, anil immediately broke in with
a dissertation on "the dangerous
ground the press stands on."
KanlH On liK'otierf ill ly.
Then he took up the telephone casr-.
and managed to drag into his
remarks the citizens' movement, which
he declared to be . a "piratical move
ment intended to destroy a man who :s
lighting for the city." He took occa
sion to men: ion particularly two
respectable cili.tns. and then
showed s-npreine nerve by " wondering
what tht business men were demand
ing a new administration for." Wan
dering back to the attack on Alderman
Kckhart. he plunged into a few choice
statements about Ihe Trail ordinance,
and tried to attack Kckhart on having
voted for that ordinance. Krom this
he reverted to the telephone case, and
declared ihat he was glad he was with
out a chief of police, "so nothing will
stand betwixt me and any man who
sticks a pick into Rock Island for that
company." And so he rambled, talk
ing referendum, ranting about Ihe tele
phone ordinance, the action of the
council, the "buying of former (ouncils
bv railwavs and other corporations.
councils anil the liuymg oi
I'ouner executives," telling of his
so i uiti s. ami oi w nat ue
proposed to do to me aldermen ami
of a mass meeting he proposes to call
within a few days, ami of his hopes
uid ambitious in regard to the office of
mtivor. He talked ot the harbor line
quest ion, went over I lie discussion oi
parliamentary law with which he star:-
ind in every way endeavored
show that he was in the right, and that
ihe courts would sustain the prcee-
tu nee ot his veto over liie motion oy
4'alN on M.-iiieUrr.
Then he sought an expression of
opinion on the part ot any tuners pres
ent, having exhausted his supply of
epithets and subjects for their use.. He
called on W. C. Maucker. and when
Mr Maucker called for a record of
the official business of the session, not
finding the ciiy clerk in his office, h"
read the minutes as recorded for offi
cial publication. Mr. Maucker then
lskcd lo reread the official order of
business, and when he had concluded
aid. "Mr. Mavor. you have asked for
n expression ot opinion trom me. I
think thai both you and the council
are wrong in mis matter this evening.
You as well as the council were it
fault." Mr. Maucker had already stat-
d that the council was wrong in ad
journing as it had. i ontinutng. tie
aid. "Mr. Mayor, I think you should
have entertained the motion made by
ihe alderman, ion were nnstauen in
no doing so. i ne rules oi your noiiy
provide that all questions relating to
priority of business shall be decided
without debate. Yon should have re
spected the motion of Alderman Rob
bins. The council was wrong
not acting on the ordinance after it
ad carried the motion to reconsider.
It should have voted on the reconsider
ation after the motion to reconsider.
You asked for mv opinion, and 1 give
it without fear or favor."
Finding that he was being criticised.
and seemingly tearlul that further cn-
licism might be expressed of his ac
tion, the mayor hastily called for anv
further expression, and closed the re
markable proceedings of the eveuin.;
by quickly adjourning the meeting.
WANT AN ALDERMAN
Non-Partisan Meeting on Hill Nomin
ates Frank P. Maucker as Can
didate in Seventh Ward.
a non-partisan meeting of the
residents ol the hint! district ot 111"
Seventh ward last evening for Ihe pur
pos of selecting a resident of the dis
trict as a candidate for alderman.
Frank P. Maucker. president of tlie
Bluff Improvement association, was
given the unanimous endorsement of
I hose present. The understanding is
that Mr. Maucker is to try for the nom
ination on the republican ticket. Tlie
meeting was held at the barber shop
on Forty-first street and Fourteenth
avenue, and was attended by about
fifty voters. John Skjelourg presided
is chairman, and C. M. Gannon acted
as sec retary.
.1. Jr. witter and (;. C. Wenger. can
didates for tlie republican nomination
for city attorney, and E. B. Kreis. can
didate for the iepublican nomination
tor city clerk, were present and ad
dressed the meeting. The meeting is
the outcome of the activity of the Bluff
Young married people and old ons
That have no children to laugh and
Find their troubles will "little ones" be
If they take Rocky Mountain "Tea.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy
Citizens' Committees Meet and
Prepare Constitution and
Set of By-Laws.
UP TO MEMBERS THURSDAY
Strictly Non-Partitan and Aims to En
courage gcod Nominatiorvfi by
A general meeting of all the com
mittees named at the recent gatltr
ing at which the citizens' movement
was launched, was held last night at
the office of C. S. McDaniels and a
constitution and by-laws were drawn
up to be submitted at the general
meeting at Math's hall Thursday eve
ning. The basis of the rules prepared
are incorporated in ilie following sec
tions of tlie constitution:
Section 1. N'AME. The name ..f
this association shall be Citizens' Non
I rise ;itl CiuiilitliilrN.
Sec. 2. OBJECTS. The objects ol
this association shall be to encourage
the nomination, by all organizations. : f
honest and well qualified candidates
for public office; to oppose partisan
ship iu the conduct of municipal gov
ernment; to nominate candidates for
office on their merits, irrespective of
their political affiliations or beliefs; to
divorce politics from tlie police, lire.
mil water depart nienis. and to enforce
the application of merit rules in the
selection of all city employes; to use
everv honorable means to create tin en
lightened public sentiment, to the end
that good citizens shall till the various
city offices and positions.
Sec. ::. OFFICERS. The officers ot
this association shall be a president.
one vice president for each ward
the city, a secretary, a treasurer, an
executive committee of seven (7) niein
hers, a finance committee of fifteen
(iri) members, a const it lit ion and by
laws committee of seven (7) members
an advertising and publicity' commit
tee of seven 7 members, and a com
niittee on candidates for public offi"t
of tiflten tiro members.
ii ii mi I l,--linr I'rui lilt'tl I 'or.
Sec. 4. MEETINGS. The annu.il
meeting of this association shall 1m
held on the second Tuesdav in ,la".-
uary of each ear. and such oilier meet
ings may be held from lime to time
as may lie determined by the execu
Sec. C. COMPENSATION OF OF
FICERS. The officers and the mem
bers of committee of this association
shall serve without compensation; ex
cept that the executive committee may.
in its discretion, provide compensation
for the secretarv.
RATES NOT JUST
Question of Complaining to In
terstate Commerce Commis
sion to be Considered
BY NORTHERN RIVER CITIES
Rock Island to Be Represented at Dav
enport Meeting Thursday Com
mittees Discuss Case,
A conference- was held this noon e
ihe Rock Island club by Secretary
Mayer Levi of the Industrial commi
sion, the members of the railway com
niittee of the commission, and of the
railway committee of the Rock Island
flub, fon the purpose of providing for n
representation of the city at a meeting
to be held Thursday morning at in
o'clock at the Davenport Commercial
club. The meeting in Davenport, call
ed by C. A. Steel of the Davenport
club, will1 take up the matter of refer
ring to the interstate commerce com
mission, the alleged discrimination in
freight rate on the part of the rail
ways, in favor of East St. Louis ami
St. Louis. Quinev and Hannibal, and
igainst the oilier river points north
Quincy to Dubuque.
4 III I in IHweriiiiinil t Ion.
The grievance of the cities to lie
represented at the meeting in Daven
port, is that while in reality the dis
tance between them and New York and
other eastern points is less, the rail
ways grant a much better rate to the
points farther south on the river. East
St. Louis and St. Ixiuis have enjoyed"
the lower rate for years, and recentl
a low rate was granted to Uuincy. on
the Illinois side, and Hannibal on the
Missouri shore opposite. The northern
cities. Keokuk, Davenport, Rock Is
land. Dubuque, and others along tlie
river, have agitated the rate matter.
and have taken it up with railway of
ficials for some time, Davenport lead
mg in the agitation. The railways
have stated that it is In their power to
equalize the rates, but that on account
of the inroads into revenues they can
not do so.
M III Mnkr Complaint.
The expectation is that at the meet
ing in Davenport Thursday, plans will
be made to take the matter before th
interstate commerce commission, and
make a complaint of discrimination la
freight rates against the cities repre
sented. The question Is of such im
portance to the city, that it was deeai
ed best to call a meeting for this nootn
to thoroughly discuss the matter
insure the city a representation at th-?
The members of the committee vot
ed to extend an invitation to all bus
iness men who are interested in the
question of freight rates from the east
to meet at the club at Thursday
morning and accompany the commit
tees to the conference in Davenport.
This will assure Rock Island a strong
delegation at the Davenport meeting.
MAKING A TEST OF
THE NEW SNOW PUMP
Started at 9 a. m., and Must Handle
8.000,000 Gallons of Water
in 24 Hours.
Al 9 o'clock this morning the 21
hours' test of the new Snow pump at
the waterworks w;ts begun. A. A. Miir
tin. Alderman F. E. Robbins and Ciiy
Engineer Wallace Treichler being pres
ent in behalf of the city, and R. D. Hall
it pre senting the company. The pump,
according to the terms of the contract.
must handle n it less than K.nuo.om
gallons of water in 24 hours and must
develop not less than 12(1 foot-pounds
for each l.noi) nounds of dry steam.
MRS. NORMAN SAYS
SHE WAS ABANDONED
Follows Divorce Bill With Criminal
Complaint Marriage in Califor
nia Involves Romance.
Wilbur Aorman .me defendant in a
divorce case tiled Saturdav by his wifi
was arrested yesterday on complaint of
his wife, for abandonment, and will !.e
given a hearing tomorrow afternoo'i
before Justice (!. Albert Johnson. The
marriage of the couple involved is
something of a romance. Mrs. Norman
formerly Miss Crace Kell. daughter "1
Joseph Kell of this city, went to Cali
fornia in.l!Mi4 to attend the wedding of
her brother, and there met Mr. Nor
man, who is a relative of her brother's
wife. Their marriage followed, and
shortly afterward Mrs. Norman re
turned lo Rock Island. Some two or
three months ago Norman tiled a di
vorce suit in California, and recently
he came here, for the purpose, ii is un
derstood, of bringing about a reconcili
ation. There is a sensational story of
his having attempted to take his own
life, ami he was sent to a hospital last
week- for treatment.
PEHSOXA L POIXTS.
H. C. Carr of Kewanee is in the city
E. L. Cioff left this morning for a
brief visit in Chicago.
Judge II. C. Ward of Sterling is p-e-siding
in ihe county court today.
J.. J. Mahoney of (lalesburg, travel
ing train master of the Burlington, was
in the city yesterday.
Miss Edna Barthell has gone to Chi
cago as a delegate of the Moline Hiv
of Maccabees No. 118, to attend the
E. J. Stackhouse, well known in Rock
Island, left Davenport yesterday to be
come assistant- manager of the Hobar
Electrical Manufacturing company o'
Trov. Ohio. Mr. Stackhouse was form
ly in the insurance business, but for
two years has been traveling repio
sentative for Walker & Sons, the Mo
line wholesale coal firm.
Charles Johnson, for a number of
ears traveling representative ot the
Rock Island Plow company, with ter
ritory in eastern Iowa, and who is now
in charge of the Omaha branch house
of the company, is contemplating leav
ing this citv with his family about
April 1 to make his home in Omaha, as
it will be more convenient to his work
He has been in the city the last three
davs visiting with his family. Mr
lohnson received his new appointment
Feb. 1. He was one of those who ha 1
been prominently mentioned as a may
oral possibility bv friends of the cm
Funeral services over the remain? of I
James Slater were held itt 2 o'clock
ibis afternoon, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Frank Helinka. ,rl(i Sec
ond street. The services were conduct
ed by Rev. G. H. Sherwood, rector of
the Trinity Episcopal church. Buri'il
took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
First White Girl Born Here.
Mrs. Mary Wells Fitch, said to hav1
been the first white girl born in Rock
Island county, died last evening at her
home in Hampton. She was the daugh
ter of Lucian and Eunice Wells and
was born May 21. 1S34. Mrs. Fitch
was twice married, her second hus
band being Henry Fitch. Three sons
and two daughters survive. The fu
neral will be held Thursday afternoon
at 1 o'clock at the Congregational
church at Hampton.
RUMORED HARRIS WITHDRAWS
Said to Have Decided to Give Up Race
for Nomination for Clerk.
It is reported today that Charles
Harris has withdrawn from the race
for the republican nomination for city
clerk, or if not already out. decided to
withdraw. He was one of the first to
announce his candidacy for the nom
ination. There are still two avowed
aspirants for the nomination. E. B.
Kreis and Martin T; Rudgren.
Colonel Inspects Company.
Company A of the Sixth Regiment,
andtl. N. G., of this city, was put through
R, R. REYNOLDS
DEMOCRATS FOR COUNTY JUDGE
an inspection last evening in the Arm
or v bv Colonel Edward Kittleson. pre
paratory to the inspection by the Tint
ed States army officer in March. The
company was put through guard mount
and drill by the colonel and their guns
md uniforms were inspected. The
lockers belonging to the company were
also inspected. Colonel Kitllesmi found
the cornpanv to be in v rv good condi
tion. Company F of Moline will In
inspected this evening.
DIES AT INSANE HOSPITAL
Carl Nix, Formerly Resident of Anda
lusia, Passes Away.
Fretl Hiltinger. conservator of the es
tate of Carl Nix. formerly a resident of
Andalusia, lias been notified .of the
death of Mr. Nix at I lie hospital for
incurable insane at Barton ville. !k
passed away yesterday. Mr. Nix was
about 45 years of age, was adjudged
insane about ten years ago ami com
mitted to Watenown. Later, when he
was found to be incurable, he was
sent to Dartonville. 'Hi ere are no rel
atives surviving, so far as is known.
Burial will probably tnfco place at P.ar
tonville. OBJECT TO THE ESTIMATE
Twenty fifth Street Property Holders
A meeting of Twenty fifth street
propi i t y holders was held last evening
at the home of Mrs. Anna Doonau. 21l"i
Seventh avenue, to discuss the paving
of that street. Objection has been rais
ed to the estimated cost of $4.11 p-r
yard for paving and excavation, and it
was tor the discussion of this lit m th it
the meet ing was called. An attorney
has been retained to represent the in
terests of the property holders.
Lenten Services at St. Joseph's.
Tlie U'liten program of St. Joseph's
Roman Catholic church is as follows:
Ash Wednesday service? at : o'clock.
Mass and devotions t very morning of
Lent at S o'clock. Beginning wi'h next
Sunday evening a special course of
lectures with vespers and benediction
eveiy Sunday night at 7:"b. On Wed
nesday nights beginning with Wednes
day, the 20th. devotions and sermon at
;"u. The public is cordiallv invited.
Common Colds Are the Cause of Many
Physicians who have gained a na
tional reputation as' analysts of the
cause of various diseases, claim that if
catching cold could bo avoided a long
list of dangerous ailments would never
be heard of. Every one knows that
pneumonia anil consumption originate
from a coll. and chronic catarrh, bron
chitis, and all throat and lung trouble
are aggravated and rendered more
serious by each fresh attack. Do not
risk your life or take chances when
von have a cold. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy will cure it before these dis
eases develop. This remedy contains
no opium, morphine or other harmful
drug and has 30 years of reputation,
back of it. gained by its cures under
everv condition, ror sale bv all lead
Always the Same.
It Don't Hurt a
8 to 121 to 5.
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You Wevrvt What You
Want When You Want It
Should it happen to li money you want, we will supply you with
all you need, nnil accept hiniseliolil goods, pianos, tt'ams, etc.. us security.
Sixty cents is the weekly payment cm a J2."i loan lor Tilt weeks, and
other amounts in proport ion.
We also muk salary loans, and loans on di.-imonds and watches.
Lowest ratfs. and iouloitl,t.-.jly the liest pliins. If unable to call at our
office, telephone north L'42."i. or fill out the blank Welow ami mail it to
ns. and our nient will call on you. Loans made in all the surround
ing towns. Weekly, monthly or quarterly payments arranged.
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.,
Old phone N. 2425. Open Saturday nights. 219 Brady St, Davenport, la.
Central Committee Places Pop
ular Attorney on
FOR THE VACANT OFFICE
Resolution for Fairer Political Repre
sentation in Elec
tions. Robert R. Reynolds of this city, w:.s
nominated as the democratic Candida. e
for the office of county judge, left va
cant, by Judge E. E. Parnienter's death
by ihe democratic county committee at
its session at the Rock Island hou-;,'
The committee made ihe nomination
without contest. It was decided, after
a lengthy discussion, to make no nom
ination bir the office of county survey
or, which like that of county judge,
will be filled at the special election
April 2. having been left vacant by tht;
death ol M A. Could.
I liiilniiiui Mmu-krr I'rmlilrM.
The meet ing was presided over bv
Chairman W. C. Maucker. George W.
Henry acting as secretary. Beforo
the question of nominal ions was taken
up, i lie treasurer's report of the last
campaign was read by Chairman
Maucker. and was received and placed
After the discussion of the question
of nominating a candidate for county
surveyor had been disposed of, a com
mittee was appointed to wait on Mr.
Reynolds, ami advise him of ihe nom
ination. oininMB ililr-MMiM Medline.
Mr. Reynolds, in responding, male
a brief addre ss, in which he expresscT
his appreciation of the honor conferred
u him by the nomination.
I'tir Fair Klcflion .luilum.
Ii was decided that resolutions and
by-laws be drawn up to govern th
committees. H. L. Wheelan made a
motion that the chairmaji appoint a
committee of tiiree to confer with the
different county committees for the
purpose of introducing a movement
that respective parties name the men
to fill the offices of the clerks and
judges at the elections hereafter. :t
seems that in the past that a great ma
jority of the clerks and judges were
republicans or democrats that would
only be democrats to get to fill the
position. It was the opinion of those
present that if the motion of Mr. Whee
lan was adhered to. that there would
be good men on both parties. Mr.
Wheelan's mo, ion was adopted.
The committee i.s lo be appointed
at the next meeting of the committer
A Valuable Lesson.
"Six years ago I learned n valuable
lesson." writes John Pleasant of Mag
nolia. Ind. "1 then began taking Dr.
King's New Life Pills, and the longer
I take them the better I find them."
They please everybody. Guaranteed
at W. T. Hartz, druggist, ::oi Twenti
eth street. 25c.