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TUESDAY. MARCH 19. 1907.
SOME PLAIN FACTS
BEST HE GOULD DO
GALLERY OF CAMPAIGN CANDIDATES
Given by Speakers of Citizens'
Nonpartisan Association at
First Ward Meeting.
SEVERAL MAKE ADDRESSES
TeH of Deplorable Conditions Forced
on Rock Island by Present Administration.
There whs mil a laMio attendance at
the opening waul meeting of tin- ("it L
yens' Nonpartisan associat ion held at
:m Seventh avenue last evening.
Those who turned out, however, were
given something to pomler over. Sev
eral of tlie candidates spoke hrielly.
presenlhi the issues as they saw them
anil akiii support for the ticket at
the noils. There was no abuse indulg
ed in, though facts were plainly
Charles I. Apple, candidate for ald
erman in the First ward, presided.
The speakers were Henry Slclck, can
didate for city attorney; .lames McN'a
mara, candidate for mayor; V. II. l.a
moiit, candidate for city clerk; (5. )
Iluckntaodt. candidate for city treas
urer, and .1. V. Parker. Kacli in sim
jdu lnnjma.ne and wiihoiii any nourish
es presented ai -gunn ids upon which
the citizens' inovemt nl is based.
Some of the points made, bisiriu;
upon the sil nation Keck Island is
placed in by the manner in which it
has been jioverned for several years
past, should be repeated, though it is
humiliating lo any loyal citizen to be
compelled, even purely as a means of
remedying matters, to confess that
mch things exist.
Mr. Vli-:iiii:irirM iilcii.
Mr. McNamarn referred to the busi
ness stagnation thai is temporarily be
ing experienced, and asserted it is due
to a lack of confidence. He referred
to the case of a resilient of the city
who owns a coit aye and who some
months iiKD was offered $!,4nu for it.
Now lie is trying to dispose of it for
$2.."im. Not for years, Mr. McNatnnra
said, have there been so many empty
honsi's in the city.
These conditions, lie asset ted. exi.-t
because demauo.ues have appealed for
personal political purposes to popular
prejudices, thereby j;ainin a little
temporary advantage. Men and cor
porations who have capital to invest
and who are drawn to Kock Island by
natuial surroundings and unrivaled fac
tory sites ami shipping facilities, coim.'
hero, feel the public pulse, note the
conditions-, and decide that they- do
not care to place themselves and their
capital in a position to ho exploited by
petty politicians or iinscrupitlous graft
ers, and they invest elsewhere. For
this reason,' and because of the fickle
ness and uncertainty of the present
administration, which renders propertv
a ti'il institutions liable to be attacked
night or day with or without pretenso
of lawful grounds, Kock Island is grow
I4ila I'nkr (.in rniiiit-iit.
Such a state of affairs will prevail
till the people take the government
into their own hands and place sane
ami sensible men at tho head of it.
Kvcry voter should realize that no city
can meet, the keen competition of oth
er cities when situated as Hock Island
is. wnat injures tno man who em
ploys labor will just as surely injure
the man who is employed.
Mr. Parker in his address snid it
does not require much ability to run a
city, a county, or a state. It requires
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McCaskrin Petitions Circulated
by Subordinates Fall Short
AS MANY AS HE COULD GET
JOHN J. HOLZHAMMEU,
Democratic Aldermanic Nominee
the First Ward.
John .1. Ilol.hainmer, democratic can
didate for alderman in the First ward,
was born in the ward in which he has
always ic-blnl. bis birthplace being at
tiuj Second street, and the year Is?::.
lie was educated in the Hock Island
public schools, afterward taking anight
course in the commercial school in
Davenport. lie learned the cigar
makers' tiade. entering the employ of
Joseph Co ig'-r. in whose shop he work
ed for many years, embarking in busi
ness tor himself three years ago.
His factory has under his management
grown to lie one of the leading ones in
He has represented the cigar makers'
union in the Tri-City Labor congress;
and is a member of numerous societies
He was one of tho promoters of the
First ami Second Ward Improvement
association, anil likewise one of the
most earnest advocates and supporters
of the southwest storm drain.
He is one of tho best known citizens)
of tlie west portion of the city, and is
certain to make a good alderman. Mr.
liolzhamiuer is a family man and re
sides at !)17 Seventh street.
onlv common business sagacity, and.
above all. honesty and a willingness
to respond to tlie call of duty, in
their choice of a mayor tlie people
hould merely assure
the man they elect
qualifications. He should be able to
add a column of figures so that he will
know when the city's account is in
danger if being overdrawn, and he
hould be of a sort to care when that
account is overdrawn. It matters not
what .political parly he may belong to.
so long as tie minus tnese communis.
he candidate who resorts to abuse is
not worthy of the support of the voters
More lliillmv Suiinil.
The present administration remind
ed the speaker of a mere hollow sound.
It exists .first of all, for its own per
petuation. A police force, better as an
institution for preserving the peace
and ferreting out those who commit
crime and less conspicuous as a politi
cal machine is what Hock Island needs,
and this may be said of some other de
partments of the city government. Mr.
Parker appealed to his hearers to think
before casting their votes and then
follow tin ir own judgment not tho dic
tation of someone else.
t 'il iy.rnV Miihm lreliny;.
Tile first mass meeting of the cam
paign under tile auspices of tho ci;i
zens will be held this evening at Tur
ner hall, when some of the candidates
and loaders in the movement will be
CALLS A MEETING OF
Together With Aldermanic Candidates
at Turner Hall This
Chairman .losepli Cirotegut litis called
a meeting of 'tho democratic city-township
commit too, together with the
democratic candidates on tho aldor
mauie ticket at Turner hall at S
o'clock this evening to discuss matters;
relating lo tho campaign. The attend
ance of 'all committeemen and can li
dates is earnestly desired.
City Officers and Employes Used to
Get the Names for "Civil Serv
Committee and Candidates.
AH members of the democratic city
township committee, together with t!i.
democratic aldermanic candidates an
requested to m"ct at Tinner hall at
o'clock this evi ning.
JOSKPH CHOTICCrr, Chairman.
REVIVALS WELL ATTENDED
Interest Shown in Meetings at Memo
rial Christian Church.
Much interest is being shown in tho
icvival services being held this week
at the Memorial Christian church, con
ducted by the pastor. Hev. W. I?. Clem-
m or. Tho theme 1'of this evening's
service will be "Iledeeming tho Time."
A large chorus choir under the direc
tion of Mrs. F. W. Reimers will fur
nish the music at the meetings
throughout the week.
Civil Service Examination.
An examination for the position of
clerk, male and female, and carrier
win tie item at tno postoniee in tins
city on March -2. Application blanks,
and full information relative to the ex
amination, qualifications, duties, 'ala
lies, vacations, promotions, etc., may
bo obtained by addressing the secre
tary of tho board of civil service ex
aminers at tho postoffiee.
Mayor McCaskrin is officially a can
didate for reelection, having filed hi:;
petition for placing his name on ths
ballot with City Clerk H. C. Schaffer
yesterday afternoou between 3 and i
o'clock. The petition contains about
sou names. Two years ago McCaskrin
received 2,79:5 votes. In speaking ft
Carnsey square last week he declared
that he had more than enough names
on the petition to place him ou tho
ballot, but he proposed to keep on se
curing signatures, to see how many
he could get and SOU is apparently
all he could get. It is significant that
despite the McCaskrin boast of a pur
pose, to establish civil service and tJ
bring about regulations to "keen
tho citv departments out ot poli
tics," every one of his petitions with
the exception of two, were circulated
by city officers of employes, according
to the certificates made before a notary
4 1 renin t 'il liy A iiIiiccm.
It is of interest to note who circu
lated tho petitions. Two only, Oinrge
P. Nissen and B. E. King, are not city
appointees or employes. Tho others
who secured the signatures are K. V.
Schillingcr, employed in waterworks
department; Fred L. Tubbs, chief
of fire department; Deputy Mar
shal L. E. Hemenway. Health Officer
August Schnert, Police Officers A. Kins
ley, Thomas Gordon, John Pago, Christ
Yogel, .John Kinney, S. C. Pearson. C
F. Degan. J. Frankhauser: and the fol
lowing employes in various city de
partments: Kit Atkinson. Hugh Bros
nahau of the reservoir; C. A. McCart
ney, engineer; Hamlin Hull, street
commissioner; Theodore Bos, fire
man; and George Green, scavenger.
'iirly Fifty F.niil"y'n.
And on the petition are some .r0 names
of citv employes, from heads of de
partments to police officers, members
of tho fire department, emiploves in
the street department, and laborers.
ill used by tho mayor to advance, it
possible, his lmlitioalj ambitions.
Albert Zeis. fi'S Seventh avenue, late
ast evening filed a pot il ion of i:0
names with City Clerk H. C. Schaffer.
to place hfrn in nomination for the
office of city clerk. He had intended.
ho said, to have his nomination place
him on the ticket with Mayor McCask
rin, init tnrougii an error tlie paper
read "independent ticket." and he will
ho a running mate with William Dick.
Yesterday was the final day for filing
petitions of nomination, and Mr. Zeis
was the last to file his list of sign
Earl L. Ill idgewater. . .
Helen Mae Hood
Hie-hard A. Fox
Mrs. Stella M. loupe .
. . . .Rock Island
Easter Millinery Exhibit
WE aiTnounce for Wednesday
and Thursday of this week
lX a highly interesting show-
i--. iug of the latest effeetirve adaptations
.jSjWw ot the iinglis.a and rrench
ft &'3fL1 model Hats from the leadintr
designers in Loudon and
Paris, as well as the original
conceptions of our own
The exclusive sources of
authentic information open to
our desigaiers enables, them
to give an earlier representa
tion of the prevailing foreign
modes than other stores in
Some of the distinctive French
t3 pes arc borrowing extensively from
the grace and beauty of the Louis
" XV fashions.
Over 200 trimmed pattern hats for women
and misses, 200 different and distinctive
styles every hat a model.
The importance of this display cannot well be exaggerated. We have centered
our efforts on these two points the most elaborate exhibition of trimmed hats ever
shown here-abouts, and the other real value-giving.
200 trimmed hats for ladies, misses and children, each one a model distiuctirely
its own, bring this great millinery section into still greater prominence and marks
this "The Authentic Style Center" for this locality.
If you wish to purchase or see refined, exclusive millinery come to our opening
exhibit next Wednesday and Thursday, March 20th and 21st.
Held to Grand Jury.
( harles van Heck, who figured u
the quarrel in tho First avenue saloon
on Twentieth street Sunday afternoon
in which George Watson was stabbed
was held to tho grand jury yesterday
afternoon under $r00 bond by Magis
trate Elliott, on. a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon.
Republicans in Ward Meeting.
The republicans of the First ward
will have a meeting at Coo Seventh
avenue this evening.
Society news, written or tb'plioiieil
to tho sucii ty editor of Tlio Arums, will
be gladly ri'i-civeii iiml pulilislii'il. Hut
in cithT caso the iil'-ntity nf the sond'-r
must be nimlo known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must , bear Big
nature and address.
Birthday Surprise Party. Miss Alice
Iluncher was pleasantly surprised Sun
day afternoon at her home, tlnu Fourth
avenue, in honor of her birthday anni
versary. The afternoon was spent
with games and music and a birthday
repast was served, and the hostess was
presented with a pretty ring. Those
present were: Sadie Darlh,
Harth, Margaret Oblweiler.
Smith, Grace Sage, Irene Kail,
et Garlook, Grace Haisch. Kva
Mary Pearson, Willie Hosberg, Ksthe
Lingren, and Alice Buncher.
Plan Charity Ball. The board of
managers of tho Old Ladies' Home as
sociation has made arrangements to
give a charity ball at the Harper house
Faster Monday, April 1. Tickets for
tho ball may bo secured from any of
the King's Daughters and at. the Har
per house pharmacy. The ladies who
have consented to act as patronesses
are: Mrs. V. W. Hahnsen, Mrs. C. II.
Deere,. Mrs. F. W. Gould. Mrs. G. 11.
Himtoon. Mrs. II. S. Cable. Mrs. Leo
pold Simon, Miss Hiiber, Mrs. M. K.
Potter. Mis. L W. Hurst. Mrs. J. S.
Gilmoro, Mrs. A. H. McCandloss. Mrs.
M. P.. Montgomery. Mrs. Charles Mc
Dugh."Mrs. T. A. Murphy. Mrs. S. S.
Davis. Mrs. I. S. White.
Entertains at Pre-Nuptial Party.
Mrs. M. C. Hise at her home, 71 S Nine
teenth street yosi onlay entertained a
party of young people at a pre -nuptial
party for Miss Klsio Kline of Davea
ixirt. whose marriage to James Rosen
heim will take place the 2."th of this
Pantomime Party. Tho Young Poi
tiles' Social league of the Central Pres
byterian church will give a pantomime
party this evening in the lecture room
of tho church. An interesting program
has been prepared.
Music Students' Club. Tho Music
Students' chili met yesterday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Alfred C. Mueller.
1222 Ripley street, Davenport. The
program was a miscellaneous one and
was participated in by Mrs. LcCIaire,
Mrs. Middleion. Miss Olga .lunge. Miss
Xoit. Mrs. Hugo Schmidt. Mrs. Henry
Vollmer. Miss Meta Lercli, and Miss
Ethel Hakcr. A number of visitor;?
were tile guests of the club and lunch
was served after the program. Tho
next meeting will also be held at the
home of Mrs. Mueller.
Simmons-Houser. Rev. If. W. Reel,
at the parsonage of tho First Raptist
church, at I::iu o'clock today officiated
at tho marriage of Miss Lillian F.
Houser and Miles E. Simmons, both of
Iowa City, Iowa. They were attended
by Fred Rail.
Jl,h . Trade Mai
itmltr Mi Free Sam,li. Adin!Rriit. J.
itrit. f& !'. on:- I .lri.:'Ki!o.St.!I.I.
THAT GOES TWICE AS FAR
WE ANNOUNCE OUR FORMAL
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TOMORROW AND THURSDAY, MARCH 20 AND 21
'E cordially invite you to attend this formal Easter opening, which may be at once
accepted as being indicative of the correct trend of fashion. We will show all the
correct new shapes, the narrow fronts with sloping back; the new drooping effects, which, when
properly poised on the head, are charming; and we are showing all the new shades, Copenhagen,
Miel, Apricot and Inferno "Red;'
Corner of Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street
Rock Island, 111.