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THE ROCK ISLAND ARQUS
WEDNESDAY. MAHCIT 27. 1007.
THE FAILINGS AND THE
FAILURES OF M'CASKRIN
A Few Reminders Concerning Promise and Fulfillment.
After Mayor George Washington Mc
Caskrin had frittered away the first
six .months of his administration in
quarreling with the council, notwith
standing the friendly attitude of that
body toward all his appointments, and
paying much more attention to what
might have been said in criticism of
his course than the disposition on the
part cf the press to be fair with him.
came the incident whsre the success
ful attempt to save to him
from the clutches cf the common en
emy of mankind in the community, was
rewarded by the basest of ingratitude.
One Sunday morning along in the
fall of the first year of the McCaskrin
regime, two of the mayor's closest
friends, one of them an attache of his
administration and the other an alder
man who afterward became an ap
pointee, came to The Argus office with
the information that a well laid plan
was under way to accomplish McCask
rin's ruin and at the same time to
bring disgrace upon the city. It was
shown that hack of this proceeding was
the spiteful spirit of the common en
emy, who was thus seeking to get even
with the mayor for some of his ap
pointments. So thoroughly had the
plot been worked out that speedy ac
tion was necessary if it was to be of
avail. There were two arguments
that appealed to The Argus when its
influence was sought to save McCask
rin frcm the hands of his then ene
mies. One was the fact that anything
the charge was "BURGLARY OF A
GAMBLING HOUSE." By this simple
act he not only made, himself ridicu
lous, hut fell into the clutches of the
very element that had endeavored to
throw him out cf office. All attempts
to defend him against himself had
failed. His headstrong unreasoning
nature had finally landed him.
The spectacle was one that no news
paper could overlook. Both Rock Is
land papers referred to it in their news
columns, but the 'fact The Argus, be
cause of its standing and influence,
(though it had gone to all reasonable
lengths in its fairness cf spirit toward
McCaskrin, could not forget its mis
sion as a newspaper and suppress this
bit of information, was more than Mc
Caskrin could stand. He was in a
frenzy. He was beside himself. He
paid no attention to the Union, but
with a copy of The Argus in his hand
he tore through the streets. He did
net think of the gambling houses that
had brought about the embarrassing
circumstance, and the proprietors of
which stood grinning in their door
ways, but he rushed into the cigar
stores and ordered out the slot ma
chines, exhibiting The Argus as a rea
son for his course. "CHARGE IT TO
THE ARGUS'' was his admonition.
Then he closed the saloons Sundays,
all to spite The Argus. He made a
public exhibition of the destruction of
the slot machines. Lining up his po
licemen at 6 o'clock in the evening, he
made a grandstand play of destroying
I the machines with an ax. He got
. . i 1 J In i. n - t on rlanr tn c- 'i 1 I
..c.v. ..Uv...7 out on parade Sunday mornings
xnai wnnin seven momns irom ins and fanked by policemen, made
time that the people of Rock Island r.crs0nal inspection of the saloons
had elected a mayor by the biggest ito see that none of them Mas 0Den.
By this time he was completely in the
control of the unholy element from
majority ever given a candidate in
Rock Island, the man so honored had
been thrown out of office would not which hut a short time before he had
prove to the outside world a flattering been E,ved. That element was in joyful
commentary on the judgment and i"- j cjlee. McCaskrin distrbuted with his own
telligence of the people of Rock Island 'hands and had his rolicemen deliver in
The other argument was that McCask- the street cars ying and sanderous
nn was a very young man. w.tn a prom-(literature directed against The Argus
ising future ahead of him. if he could and jnd:cted by the same elements
Icrsncss, his headstrong escapades and
his ingratitude than the city will re
cover from for some time to come.
(ioiiily nuil iiiik'Ii fultler touiKht;
I'liurNilny. KCiMTiilly fnlr.
J. M. SIIEKIHK, Local Forecaster.
Temper:! tu re n( 7 a. in- O-l; nt 3:30
l. in.. ;!. Mil si in ii in IcmixTjilure In IiikI
"I hour. SI; minimum. U4. rlm-ily of
tviuil lit 7 ll. m., !t milcH per hour. Slae
or iMller, .s fret, a rise ut .1 foot.
only be induced to put aside some of
his silly and headstrong notions, that
despite the fact that he had persistent
ly made enemies when he could just as
well have made friends, it seemed a
pity to permit the blasting of his own
reputation and the reputation of th2
city at that stage of his career.
Afis or kimms w wrni.
Accordingly, The Argus enlisted the co
operation of the Union, and a day and a
night were given by the two papers to
from which The Argus had done its
part to deliver him. He was rampant
and furious, and all but totally irre
sponsible. He excepted the commenda
tory resolutions of the ministerial as
sociations in the gcod faith with which !.,,.. ba a, ,,,
they were offered and st the same time Monday u;.rt
Fish and oysters at Aten's.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Bulk garden seeds at Passig Bros'.
For bus, baggage, express, call Itobb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co., carpet and rug cleaners.
Bulk ami package garden seeds at
I lie .Mill Store.
Gloss Kiiaini I, tin paint will) a lus
tie. The .Mill Store.
11. T. Sienion wants your tin and fur
nace work. 1"2G-152S Fourth avenue.
You always get. full value in Lewis
Single Binder straight f,-cent cigar.
Fresh supply of well known Chase &
Sanborn's colTee just received at the
The great Faster sale of silk and Kid
gloves at McCabe's is a most interest
Ladies' short kid gloves, all color-
and sizes, special ! cents per pair it
Young A: McComhs'.
Bleurr-Henimway orchestra at the
Harper every Sunday evening from 0
to 1), during dinner hours.
Mueller's are taking orders for the
best Lehigh hard coal direct from the
lnino at lowest summer prices.
Faster souvenir given away at ti..'
big fuller rink Friday night. Don't fail
to get one and have a good skate.
Take your Sunday evening dinners
at the Harper house from i to S p. m.
Tables can be reserved by phone.
Cut (lowers and potted plants for
Faster. A choice selection on sale ii
reasonable prices. Young Ai McCombs.
l.t'iio Fabler postal cards, new de
signs, for sale at 1 cent each at drug
sundry counter. Young tt Mc('ii:i:li-.
Fnjoy a pleasant evening and he,,)
the Old Ladies' Home bv attending th
r house next
was telling the saloon men that as soon
as The Argus let up on him he would
open them up again.
With a mayor that the paper had
done its best to be patient with, and who
saving McCaskrin from the penalty of had nevertheless run amuck and into
his own folly, with the result that the! trouble in the face of every endeavor
proceedings against him fell through.
In all that time McCaskrin was him
self net seen, but the next day. when
Now is I lie lime to purchase gard1:)
seeds. We are well prepared to supply
your wants. For sale on third Moor.
Young & MeCoinbs.
Thi rare beauty of the .McCa'i
Faster hats accounts for the daily
crowds of women thronging tln-ir big
to hold him back, thus cubliclv assail
ing that paper, and worst of all, laying ' 'millinery d partment.
at its door the responsibility for the I -A colored silk umoreiia makes a
he realized what had been done forjfocl he was making of himself, what handsome addition to my lady's Faster
him, he voluntarily thanked The Argus would the average citizen have done j loilet. McCabe's are showing them n
for its own good offices, cf which, to i had he been in The Argus' place? , "'ost tempting variety.
use his exact language, he said it was Would he have fought or would he have
an evidence of human good will and been passive?
friendly position toward a public offi
cial, that he would never forget. "No
matter what may come up in the way
wwrr.it to Kil l. mi: town.
Among ether threats McCaskrin had
declared that he would TIE THE
of differences of opinion." he said to TOWN UP TIGHTER THAN A DRUM
The Argus, "n0 matter how you may AND u ave grass r.RnwiNft in
criticise me as mayor, I will rememjer
only in friendship to the end of my life
this act of good will."
The lesson that McCaskrin should
have learned from this demonstration,
that all who disagreed with him were
not necessarily his enemies, failed io
impress him. The least exception to
reckless acts that might involve the
city, was met with the same old spirit
of deep-seated resentment and abusi.
The Argus had tried to overlook his
faults for the city's sake, had only crit
icised his official acts when they were
of such a nature that no self-respecting
paper could have done otherwise, had
labored with him, and even defended
him fcr the public good, urging him
all along to be cautious. Above all
things, he was urged to appoint a com
petent chief of police. But the force
was permitted to go along without head
or discipline. The city, as has been
ctated in a former reference to the Mc
Caskrin administration, was being over-
run with GAMBLERS AND CONFI
DENCE MEN WHO WERE BOLDLY
PLYING THEIR OCCUPATION with
out molestation or hindrance. Of this
unfortunate condition there could be
but one inevitable consequence expos
ure and public condemnation.
Tin-: rii. i:i-omim:.
And it came. The total absence of
judgment and experience in the con
trol of police affairs that produced the
condition, produced the result. The
gamblers had became so bold that they
began to fight among themselves. The
gray wolf was fattening and a double
cross game was frequently practiced.
A gambling house was actually burglar
ized by another gambling house. Mc
Caskrin, instead of pulling the entire
gang, fell into the trap and a state war
rant was sworn out by him in which
Kentucky blue grass seed, the Kind
that will grow. IT'i. cents per pound
and small onion sets 'J quarts lor l.'i
cents at Kuschinann's.
The Faster coats and suits Tor wo
men at McCabe's have found favor in
AND HAVE GRASS GROWING IN ' " ' 7 ,,,UM " 11 :,u 1 '" u "
THE STREETS WITHIN SIX , '"t pick you. s at once.
MONTHS' TIME. There were scores' XU' ".1V"1; y'""' '""l""" "f r
tllilt L'l.lMlliP I i 11 it ,.P .. 11 .......... 11.. ! ..
Of hllsinQc mon w,hr nU rr h; "' " -I'"" " " " l'lM. V..iu:c
word, and they came to The Argus
effice petitioning that it be patient with
him, overlook his irresponsible antics,'
and for the sake of ihc city to bear
with him until he had worked off his;
temper. To these entreaties The Argus
yielded, notwithstanding that day after .. ' . . . . I"1' ,
. x, . : , , (thorough treatment of the hair and
ucjy me HaHcr uctdrne i';c suDjeci or
abuse and falsehood for which McCask-
, designs to select from. On sale thir
Moor. Young A- McCombs".
The Old Ladies' Home association
will give a charity ball at the Harpr
house Monday. April 1. Tickets on
sale at the Harper house pharmacy.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73C Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
Diamonds are among the best possi
hie investments at present, but loo'c
well to the firm from which you buy. Mc
Cabr'.s guarantee goes with every gem
sold from their big stock.
i The McCabe corset section is a very
rin was responsible and coming from
the very sources from which he had
once been rescued. He was in the
hands of his former enemies snapping
at his former friends.
Among oiher things that McCaskrin
' , : U '""'"'.l.iisy place these days
u . v. t c: I C nidi U C C WC C HQ ITimOrd i
... -,,,. , , 7 ils becoming most exacting each sea-
d.ves m Rock Island, no places harbor- an,, th? McCabp (.orS(t sU)(:k a,.n.
ing women for d.sreputable purposss. to mm 0V(,rv mlirt.nunt
It was net long after this before the jjecause of' the impassable condition
sheriff upon the advice of the state's of S(.vemh avenue, cnnniet.ted upon in
attorney went out on a raiding expedi-1 T,,e Ar,IS ,.,st evPnlllft , nvpnill,
t.on and gathered uo 22 women in the,wis jesterdav from Tl.irtv-
muiuiruj Dives. mcoasKrin neara or
the sheriffs movements and started his
fourth to Thirty-fifth street.
T. A. Ross is under arrest and will
own men cut in post haste, and they bo Blvpn a Iu.ai.lriK Friday after
gathered in 12. McCaskrin was then
, on a charge of disorderly conduct. It
r "" " 'J:.. a"t""-'- """".Is claimed that Ross attempted to en
"SHOWING HIM I UP." Numerous oth-1 rp a RwU IsIan(1 B,r, to Mu8catnc
v.i uoiuiuajr inyiu ioiua luouwea, ana. with him
Tinaiiy, just at the close of the first
year of the McCaskrin administration,
The fire department was summoned
, to S:1,! Seventeenth street this after
L Salting $
Vm, Oompfi with the Pur 5
Jt'ixhJ i4iwa of vvvry Hiutv. jt
tuA :i - - i x - . I
.... u., a 5lUnmg resoiu- lmo at , 0-co(.k firo. havlnR ,on
u.n upon ,e pennon or i, saloon keep- ppn.a,, to a 1)arn fr()ln a ,)iIo of lmrnill2
ers, and which were all again open ( rhbish. The blaze was extinguished
Sundays by this time, so that the reso- i,f fro anv damage resulted
lut.on could not he construed as spite- Tno 01(, Iu1ies' Home association
ful, condemning the laxity on the part -has had a fine response from its ticket
Of 1 1 1 P r. n I i r P rtfnartmnl !n mfn-f I m h ' . , p ..
i " ,Kaif ior tue easier ball wnicn if. gives
the law against the saloons of low type Monday evening. April 1 at the Ha
harbcring women. ' ,)f r T1)e hott., ,ias ,lpon kini11y plaoe(i
Diirinn th uuinti, fh ilmnr I .t. .n , . . i , ,.
cv ..- ;,l msposai or uie ladies nee oy
pnere grew from had to worse, one out- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mcllugh. and the
growth being the tragic ending of a organization anticipates a social an 1
gamblers life by his own hand.
.i:tiim; vvohsi: ai.i, -i hk ti:i:.
The Thanksgiving season of the first
year of the McCaskrin administration
had found the city torn from center to
circumference. This state of affairs
continued through the holidays, and
when spring approached, with it came
the petiticn of the saloonkeepers them
selves asking that the law be enforced
as to the harboring of women, the
situation was not greatly improved
Notice to Remove Rubbish to Alley
To the Public: You are hereby noti
fied to remove all rubbish from your
premises and deposit same in the i
leys nt once.
GEORGE W. M'CASKRIN,
Quick shoe repairing. Shoes finished
by machinery. Half soles, nailed on. rr
The first year of McCaskrinism was cents: half soles, sewed on. 75 cents.
sltogsther the worst in Rock Island's Open from C:30 a. m. till 8 p. m.
history, and more real havoc had been ( GEORGE SIDOT,
wrought to the city through his reck-i 304 Twentieth Street.
'-ROCK ISLAND. lhl,.ffi&?n&ftt&eF
Lundberg's Gaya Lily, special
Oriental Sandalwood Perfume,
special price, 38c.
Ricksecker's Golf Queen and
Gyp., special price 47c.
LeRoy Quadrunle extract French
odors Giraffe, Muguet, Hortensia
Bleue, Mimosa, Helio and Rose,
always 75c to $1.00 per ounce,
special Easter price, 50-e.
Oriental Sachet Powder, Helio
and Viorenta, special per ounce,
Imported French high grade
Toilet Waters, popular odors, bot
Woodworth's Nina Violet Tal
cum Powder, 9c.
THE finest line of Easter Novelty
Hosiery ever sbown in this lo
cality. Pure silk, silk lisle, mer
cerized gauze, fine Egyptian cottons
from the best foreign makers.
Plain colors to match the gowns
and shoes, handsome silk embroid
ered, brilliant lisle laces, and finest
gauze hose with garter tops and
double wove feet. You ought to
see this handsome display cf dainty
Prices 25c. 50c. 75c, $1.C0,
$1.25 and up to $5.00.
A Great Embroidery
15c to $1.50 Embroideries, 10,000 Yards
in All, Marked for this Sale trom 10c to 48c
COMMENCING Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock,
continuing till the lot is sold. This sale should be
of intense interest to everyone wanting embroideries.
Coming as it does at the beginning of a season when
white waists, dresses and skirts will be so much worn,
the opportunity for buying finest Nainsook and Swiss
matched sets, Flouncing, Corset Cover Embroideries,
Bands, Medallions, Etc., at a fraction of their real value,
should not be overlooked.
This is a St. Gall Manufacturer's line of sample
pieces, used in their New York salesrooms. Some
pieces are slightly soiled on the outside strips, you will
find the finest specimens of the embroiderer's art repre
sented in this collection, and we cannot express too
strongly the great values that will be ready here Thurs
day 'at 9:30 o'clock, 15c to $1.50 embroideries divided
in six lots at 10c, 15c, 19c, 25c, 33 and 48c.
NEW velvet ribbons. plaids, prin
ted .warps, floral designs, Ro
man stripes and checks, a beautiful
collection of the seascn's most
wanted ribbons, see the great values
rpder 58c and 38c
300 pieces plain and fancy rib
bons, four to six inches wide, a very
rare ribbon opportunity.
choice of all at, per yard
Made up hair ornaments, girdle?,
ties and 25C tO $5
Are getting scarcer and growing
dearer every month. Remember
this: we predict that in two or
three years they will nearly double
in value. Those who took our ad
vice last year, and bought, are more
than pleased. Mark well our pre
diction of further advances. There
is no better investment today than
to buy diamonds, but you must be
sure to buy them right. We
carry an elegant line of loose and
mounted gems from $125 to $250
Mounted ring, 1-Skt. each at
Quarter kt. $35.00, absolutely
perfect and white.
With the McCabe guarantee to
protect every sale.
Hats of Rare
OUR productions of fashion
able millinery show this
to be a season of striking
originality in design and treat
ment. Paris and London in
many cases furnish us with the
inspiration, but the American
adaptations are less extreme,
more beautiful and practical.
These exquisite conceits
are unique with the drooping
brims.novelty and flower crowns
with touches of wheat and
grasses and with variations of
intangible materials producing
the most fascinative effects and are among the season's
most delightful fads. Now ready for immediate choosing.
THE corset becomes each sea
son more and more a garment
of fashion. A perfect fitting corset
adds grace and elegance to a fine
figure and covers defects of those
less perfectly formed. They help
shape the figure fcr the modiste's
Cur ccrsets improve the figure of
4i i gr
every one wno tries tnem. ?i.uuv i
to $5.00 buys the best. V
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and corsets 50c to
Three styles college and
Women's Easter Oxfords
MORE new ones have been coming in until our
shelves are full of the swellest styles of footwear.
Patent Colt, Vici Kid. Dull Calf, Gun Metal and other
leathers in great variety and the prices of course are
right $3.50, $3.00, $2.50, $2.00 and $1.50.
The celebrated R &. G Gclfing
Women's easy girdles and corsets
34 c to 50c
HANDSOME assortment of the
latest designs in colored um
brellas to match the new Easter
gowns, all the popular plain effects
and pretty fancy borders, 51.50,
$1.97. $3'00, $3.97 and $5.00.
Plenty of good black siik. mer
cerized cotton rain umbrellas, be
ginning as low as 39c and up to
Glen's Easter Needs
"plRST showing of fine madras
and percale shirts in light and
medium colors, plain and plaited
bosoms, verv soecial values at $ 1 .45,
$1.25 and 97c.
Splendid assortment cf latest
Easter ties, usual $1.50 qualities at
50 doz. fcur-in-hand ties, in latest
spring silks, weaves sold the coun
try over at 50c. as a special Easter
attraction, Thursdey and till scld,
choice at 35 C.
Easter Sale of the
New Importation of
. Long Kid Gloves
THE three leading makers. Perrin. Reynier and
Trefousse. will be on sale, take your choice.
This announcement coming ju.t at Easter, should
create unusual interest, especially in view of the
fact that several thousand pairs in new correct
shades are represented at considerably less than
12 Button length Mousquitaire. real kid gloves
in black, white, and English tans, pair
16 Button length real kid gloves in black, white,
tans, and colors, per pair $4.00 and $3.50.
These same gloves, these same makes and
qualities are being sold in the largest citios in the
country at $3.50 to $5.00 pair.
Men's Shoes and
GUN metal, patent colt and Vici
shoes and oxfords, two special
lines at $4.00 and $3.50.
Extra good values in either plain
lace or blucher for men at $3.00 and
Children's shoes and oxfords, many
new styles, priced from 75c to $2.50.
The Kayser Double Tipped
Long Silk Gloves
W E have them in a'l desirable, lengths and
colorings. Tans, Browns. Biscuit, da;nty
light blue, pink, helio. maise. white and black.
16 Button lengths $2.50 to $1.25 pair.
Silk Lisle long gloves white and b'ack, a v ery
special offering at 9Sc and 75c pair.
For the Easter Selling
BEADS of many kinds and colors
including jet. pretty bead purses
from Germany, silver, gold, colors and
jet. Hair ornaments of all kinds in
shell, amber and jet. Prices are an
attractive feature, as always.
Catholic Prayer Books and Key
A fine assortment at all prices from 19c to
Ve call special attention to Prayer Books in
pretty leather bindings, gold stamp 39c.
Prayer Books in padded leather bindings, with
figure cf cross 50c.
Prayer Bocks in beautiful bindings of seal mo
rocco, levant, calf and walrus leathers with orna
mental gold stamping 62c to $1.00.
Easter Coats and
Large Additional Ship
ments of Spring Model
Coats Received Just in
Time for Easter.
VERY smart rich coats of
broadcloth, covert and
silk linines. specially priced
for Easter $10.00 to $22.50.
Silk Coats of taffeta and
pongee, in Donv and eton. also
in 30 and 45 inch lengths, new, elegant models, $5.00 to $25.00.
Beautiful new Lace Coats in pony and eton styles, allover lace in black and ecru,
lined with taffeta silk, very attractive at $12.00 to $35.00.
Too Much Can Hardly be Said in Praise of the Exquisite Easter Waists.
Beautiful All-over Net Waists finished with lace, $5.00 to $15.00. Smart Waist Models in sheer lawn or linen,
finished with dainty lace or embroidery, short or three-quarter sleeves, $1.00 to $11.50. Lingerie Waists of the finest
materials and filmy laces or beautiful embroideries, $2.00 to $12.75.
The Poor Get $15,000,000.
In accordance with the provisions of
the will of an English millionaire, th?
sum of $15,000,(110 is givt n to the jiooi-.
It is to be used to build houses, eiulo v
hospitals and for the relief of those, in
distress. If you, suffer from any di;
tress after eating we want you to try a
dose of Hostel tor's Stomach IIittc;s.
You'll agree with us and with thou
sands of others that it is far super! r
to anything else you have ecr taken.
It is especially eomiouuded for making flatulency, colds, khp. spring fever,
weak stomachs strong, and thus per-1 and peneral ability. It is compounded
fecting digestion. Then you can en- in accordance with t he pure drug ro
juy your ;nc;t!s thoroughly. It always cpiir( nunts. Get a bottle today lrom
cures dyspepsia, indigestion, costive- any druggist or dealer,
ness, biliousness, headache, nausea.