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SATURDAY. MA1UTI 30. 1!7.
THE FAILINGS AND THE
FAILURES OF M'CASKRIN
A Few Reminders Concerning Promise and Fulfillment.
tern, that the burglar has found Rock
Ifland a harvest during the past year?
Many of the people of Rock Island defer the canvass till hi returned, say
are laboring under the impression that;
Mayor McCaskrin has devoted a pari
of his salary due him in his oTfici.il
capacity, for Long Vie.v park. Such is
not the case. HE HAS COLLECTED
EVERY DOLLAR DUE HIM BOTH
AS ALDERMAN AND AS MAYOi
In fact, he got into the habit of draw
ing it before it was due till City Clerk
Schaffer put the lid on to avert a altun
tion that might become embarrassing.
When McCaskrin was elected alder
man in the Fourth ward he announced
that he would devote his salary as al
derman to building an "ornamental"
entrance to Long View park. Darin
the time he filled that office he did ac
tually turn over to the c.ty clerk his
checks as fast as they were given him.
In this manner $123 worth accumulat
ed before McCaskrin resigned as n'.
derman. He used his purpose to apply
this unclaimed salary on the "orna
mental entrance" to Long View as an
argument while running for mayor.
m::ii:ii thk m(im:v.
But long before he. was elected May:r
McCaskrin needed the money and ha
went to the city clerk and DEMANDED
ing lie wa3 sure inai a muwu ioii
sum could he raised if he had an op
portunity to assist, and that it would
be secured in time to fulfill the condi
tions imposed by the council in mik
ing the original appropriation.
Although the mayor now beasts of
appointing the park board to "pull tlidr
legs" for subscriptions, he turned Mr.
Jackson down at that time and went
on with the canvass.
Last spring, after the present park
board had been appointed, Mr. Jackson
and associates went out and, not
through any process of "leg pulling,"
but by hard work and enterprise raised
$13.0C0 payrble in two payments which
is now being expended, together with
a like amount that the council pro
vided for when the present system of
pr.rk control was adopted. Thus w is
insured the early improvement of Lonq
View park, notwithstanding the mayor
had bungled the first appeal for pubii
assistance so that the entire plan was
placed in jeopardy.
IIMMM HISY ON Sl.( (l lIMI.
After all the fuss McCaskrin had
made about the saloon question whn
-iktiiII.v fiiir loniulil Simliiy;
not iniiHi fiuiiinf iii trm pern I lire.
J. M. SI!i:mi:it, l.ucal I-'oreeanter.
'IViiiiM-rjiliirr :it 7 II. m., :t.": lit 8:30
p. iii.. .". Minimum lMii'rn(iir' In limt
21 hours, lit: minimum. 31. i'lo-it.v or
Himl :it 7 a. in.. 5 iiiIIi'm per lunir. Stnur
of nalrr, S fert. ti risr f .Tt foot.
THOSE CHECKS, and r.s he had a t in a rage he enforced Sunday closinti,
perfect right to them, he was givmjthe saloon keepers were th2 first le
them and collected the cash. In return
he GAVE MR. SCHAFFER HIS NOTr,
which the clerk still holds and which
reads as follows:
fought when he started the present
campaign. In order to spite The
Argus for expressing its opinion
on the ludicrous spectacle he had pre-
SlU.t.OII. Itoik Island. III., Jtil.v 17,. 111(11.
M mini l lis n 1 1 it l I ii oai ! 1 u p:i i In 1 5- urilrr of II. '. S II I I 'l'.K.
Out- lliiu:lr-il Tnrnl -Tlirrr I Mil I us, :i: Hsuk s:iiul Nalliin.ll li.iak, with II
pT ITIlt inO-iTHl nl'lcr ll(l'.
Iliif I.KUIM.i: . 1l- MIM.
In the meantime the "ornament..!
entrance" was started and evenlual'y
brought to its present state four piles
cf concrete that everybody in Rock
Island can see and pass judgment
upon. How much McCaskrin has ac
tually paid on the job is not known.
It is known, however, that members of
the park board have been given to un
derstand that THERE IS SOMETHING
LIKE $470 STILL DUZ THE CON
CRETE CONSTRUCTION COM PAN '
AND OVER $100 DUE WEYERHAEU
SER & DCNKMANN FOR THE LUM
BER THAT WAS USED IN MAKING
TUT, I'VKK M !1 1 l"MO s.
In the summer of 1905, before t'?e
present park beard was craat-id under
an ordinance passed by the city coun
cil, the sum of $1,250 w:; appropriat
ed by the council for the improvc-mer t
cf Long View park on condition th.-.t
a like sum be raised ty popular sui:
scription. McCaskrin and Jolin P. Stx
ton. then alderman. r,tn.-ted ot't to g.rt
the subccr.ptions. In all oometi-.iii
like $1,200 was pledged. In some cf J
the cases the word "paid" was marks;! j
opposite the su:r.s given by indiviri I
ual:.. Olpers, wno, wr.en t.n city v;s
subsequently canvassed under t'-c di
rection of the park board, were a!
lowed to subscribe to the later list
with the understanding that this can
celed their former donation. BUT
THE ORIGINAL LIST HAS
BEEN TURNED !N AND
THE CITY CLERK NOR MEMBERS
OF THE PARK BOARD HAVE ANY
KNOWLEDGE OF ITS PRESENT
I i ;-fi i.i.jMi w mti:i(-t:iiik.ht.
When McCaskrin was making the
original canvass Park Commissicrv
er Wi!li?m Jackson, who alwavs
took a deep interest in Rock is
land's psrko, wrote from Michig.vi.
where he was spending the summer
for his health, and asked the mayor t)
sented to the outside world of having
e state warrant sworn out for ths ar
rest cf a gambler for burglarising a
gambling houoC. he had declared th it
he would NAIL THE TOWN UP
TIGHTER THAN A DRUM AN J
HAVE GRASS GROWING IN THE
STREETS IN SIX MONTHS. Whi'e
for Ivs course in closing the saioons l-e
received the commendatory resolutions
of the minister!?.! associations in the
spirit in which they were offered, his
initial move looking to reelection ws
to summon the saloon keepers to the
city hail Nov. 23 and 24 last, and tak
ing them into his private office one a.
a time, he sought their cooperation and
support, asking that each make hims?'f
his special polit cal champion, to ke:p
him posted, and check as far as por.
sibli. ALL KNOCKING ON HIS AD
The saloon keepers rccogr.ized tie
proceedings as a nervy performance,
l.ut treated it as one of the phases of
McCaskrinirm. Since t!v;n he has
been turning himself inside out in his
endeavors to fawn over the liauor men
and m?ke good for what he did in his
pastion a year before. The capor i?
Fish and oysters at Atcn's.
Insure with Rceeher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-CIty Towel Supply company.
Bulk garden seeds at Bassis Bros.
For bus, baggage, express, call Uobb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz
Keiier & Co., carpe t and rus cleaners.
Chase & Sanborn's coffee at Silk
BoiceUiin lined refi igeialoi s at Pa
Large line of Leonard cleanahle !''
fiigerators at David lion's.
Call and inspect my line of gaso'iin
iinil oil stoves. David Don.
H. T. Sienion wants your tin and fur
naee work. 152(5-1 MS Fourth avenue.
Fancy strawberries to cents tonigh
at Raclnnan's grocery. 7W Twelfth
Have a good skate and get the dec
tion returns at the big rink. Buck Is
land, Tuesday night.
Mueller's are taking orders for the
host Lehigh hard coal direct from the
mine at lowest summer prices.
I'se Chi Xaniel for your furniture
and floors, hesi and longest, weanni'
hard wood finish made. David Don''
.Anyone can make their door loo.;
like hard wood by using ("d-Namei
and graining process. For sale at Da
The Monday morning piano, tic
White Lily washer, price $.Vr,o, at Di
Attend the Faster dance to he given
by the Norfolk club at Industrial hail
Monday evening. Bleuer's orchestra.
Couples, fu cents.
The Association Helpers of the Y. M.
C. A., will hold their monilily meeting
at the Y. M. C. A. chapel Tuesday :,f-
I tei noon at :! 'c lock,
j The assessors of the county met, this
alternoen with the county treasurer,
land reeeivid the hooks for recording
the annual as.-essnient.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 715(5 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
The Old Ladies' Home association
will give a charily ball at Ihe Harp r
house Monday, April 1. Tickets on
sale at the Harper house pharmacy.
PEllSOXA L POINTS.
Finest Nicholas is home from the
Illinois university for the spiing vaca
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Charles l Dewey an I
son of Toulon. Iil are visiting in th;-
but a question of the cheap politics cily today.
practiced by McCaskr.n in
for votes and for support.
m ih-;: i'oi.iri: stvii-.M.
The evils that have grown out of
a headless system of police affairs has
NEVE". . been from time to time commented
NEITHER upon and with it the oublic is familiar.
WHATEVER YOU GET AT
THIS STORE YOU MAY KNOW
McCaskrin on the stump ta'ked contin-'
Jaines McKlherne. who lias been in
tending the Illinois university at Cham
paign, is home for the spring vacation.
Dr. W. S. Marcpiis wiiies The Argus
i from Denison, Texas, that he and Mrs.
Marquis wiil arrive in the city today
from their trip through Mexico. Mr.
Marquis will occupy the pulpit of Broad
way Presbyterian church tomorrow.
ALL THAT IT SHOULD
EVERYTHING IN JEWELRY,
PRECIOUS STONES AND SIL
f 1 Mi
ro? 2 avi
Rock Island. III.
Big Rink Program for April.
Wheelbarrow race on skates next
Wednesday night. Last grand niasquer-
iiie r rtday, April . rnes lor mo ncs
for "something new." Six-day free-for-
all racing tournament begins Tuesday,
April 9; $;o in cash prizes: entrance
fee. .VI cents. No skating Monday and
Thursday. Kink (loses for season
Walter Heimb'. ck is home from
Champaign, where In- has been attend
ing the stale university.
Mrs. Laura Schmit has returned
from the north, where she has been
for the benefit of her heal! it.
Miss Katherine McXamnra of An.i
mosn Iowa is suemlimr a few davs at
uou.y or me modern po: ce Torcc ie i nome of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Shield
would prDvi'.ie wnen mayor, of the civm
service methods he wouid introduce
etc., and yet a ranker machine than he i
has made of it could not be imagined.)
i ne men or ire ciue nave Dcsn used
to pedole McCsskrin's slanderous cam I
paign literature. They were required
to circulate his petitions for signatures
for a place on the ballot, while the
conveyance provided by the city and
supposed to be for the U3e of the de
partment in official business, has ben
appropriated to his personal use. H?;
has even had the audacity to press :t
into service in IVs campaigns, and has j "Rube", finest dressed lady, and two
mnu'-- iiu"ij sy;usr S3 irom II. I MA i
IS CIVIL SERVICE WITH A VEN-
More than thir, he has made the
disposition of prisoners a person-jl
matter. Men are arrested during the
night he has personally interviewed,
and recklessly set at liberty, and no
record has been left available of th?
causes for wb'ch they were arrested or
detained or re'eased. In many of the
cases ro the city has, no doubt, ben
pliccd in jeopardy of damage suits.
No one has a right to release a mgn
whose liberties have been restrained
but a magistrate, and in every instance
where a contrary practice has ben
pursued the city is liable for false im-
am, r.ws si rrmsr,i).
The privileges that belong to the
press of giving to the public the 'opera
tion of the department has been en
tirely dispensed with under McCaskrin
ism. Arrest9 of which, in time at least,
jthe public had a right to know have
I been repeatedly suppressed, and the
'members of the night force that had
made arrests during the night, have
! returned to the station in the morning
jto find the prisoners released without
jvaving themselves been given the op
portunity to prefer charges. The con
j sequence has been the night patrol
:men have become d-'scouraged. Thty
;even lost interest in their work, ceased
jto be vigilant, and many of them have
;made a practice of retiring from their
1 beats at 2 and 3 in the morning Rhd
letting thaigr go
Notice to Remove Rubbish to Alley;.
To the Public: You are hereby noti
fied to remove all rubbish from yo-:r
premises and deposit same in the il
leys at once.
GEORGE W. M'CASKRIN.
The regular annual meeting of tho
stockholders of the Rock Island Sav
ings bank for the election of nine di
rectors for one year will .be held -it
the office of said bank, in Rock Islanl.
Monday, April S, 10(17. Polls will yi
open at 10 a. in., and closed at 12 noon
of said day.
P. GREFNAWALT. Cashier.
Rock Island, March 28, la07.
Quick shoe repairing. Shoes finished
by machinery. Half soles, nailed on, 55
cfnts; half soles, sewed on, 75 cents.
Open from G:S0 a. m. till 8 p. m.
304 Twentieth Street.
Only One "Bromo Quinine."
That is Laxative Bromo Quinine.
Similarly named remedies sometimes
deceive. The firr.t and original cold
tablet is a white package with black
and red l.t;cring. and bear3 the signa-
V 7 W I ' . . or -
Is it any wonder, under such a sys- turc of E. W. Grove. 25 ceuU.
"SWRacF? INLAND. iLL.I
A Twenty Thousand Yard Special Trade Sale
Of Staple Black, Plain, Colored and Fancy
Commencing Monday, April 1st, and continuing throughout the week or till
lots are soM, we offer a most extraordinary collection of choice silk weaves
coupled with remarkably low prices.
3000 plain colored Taffetas, fancy suiting Taffetas, satin
and twilled Foulards, in dotsiand figures, all the short ends
and odd pieces inciuded in this great pur- f- -v
chase, 50c, 75c and $1.00 silks all in one big "jr4T
lot at 38c per yard eJ? vJ?
1800 yards imported Louisiners, all colors, Superba Messa-
lines, pin stripe suiting Taietas, 27-inch
and 36-inch Pongees, a greast collection cf
the season's finest silks, abouthalf value, yd
2500 yds of yard-vide black Taffetas, match
them anywhere if you can at
4000 yards of 23-inch fine Crepe de Chenes, all colors,
black and white Shephard check Louisines in all sizes
from the largest to the small pin check. Full color lines
of Taffetas worth today 75c yard, plenty of white, evening
shades and medium shades, splendid for drop skirts, etc.
Heavy satin Foulards in neat dots. Big range of newest
fancy Taffetas, stripes and checks, -
75c to 1 .00 values, all l
at, yd UOL
$1.25 yd., we price this one lot at
27-inch black Taffetas, an excep
tional value while this 7r
lot lasts I tL
19-inch black Taffetas,
quality, while five pieces
Remember this will be one of the great value-giving silk
sales. If you have a silk want prepare to supply it now.
DRESS the house as carefully as ycu
do yourself. Choose colors that are
harmonious with the balance of the fur
nishings, and patterns appropriate for
each room or location. Don't hang a cheap
grade of lace curtains or overdrape with
a good grade of carpet, rug or furniture
and thus detract from their value.
We have a superb stock of upholsterings, cur
tains and art draperies at prices that are much be
Icw today's values and are anxious that ycu may
make selections while supply is so complete.
A beautiful line of parlor curtains in Duchess
novelty, point DeCaiais. Saxony and Swiss Brussels
ranging from $6.00 io $25.00 per pair.
Splendid values in Soutache, Effet, Tambour
cni Ciur.ey Curtains. These curtains are built
on best English and French nets and finished by
h;;-h?st rade of workmanship. Priced per pair
JCi'.SO. 54.75. $5.68. S6.75, 57.93 and $9.75.
Cable nets made of Sea Island Yarns and fin
ished in ivorv tints, exact copies cf foreign real
laces, per pair 126.96.36.199.3.75,4.50,5.25 and 6.75.
An exceptionally strong line of styles and pat
terns in p'ain and figured, hemstitched ruffled and
lace edged. Swiss and muslin curtains, per pair
54c. 72c. 97c, 1.12. 1.48. 1.95 and 2.75.
Irish point, effet and Soutache panel and ves
tibule nets for half or full length sash, per yard
82c. 65c, 56c. 45c and 38c.
Scotch madras. Grenadine and French crete
3C to 52 inches wide in natural, white and colors
for half and full length sash and overdrapes, per
yard 25c. 47c. 54c. 65c, 75c, 87c and 1.12.
Ladies' Fine Spring Underwear
"p 1 N E silk and wool, light weight, ribbed, long sleeve
vests, ankle length pants, a very special value
Silk and lisle vests, hand trimmed, very fine at
Silk and cotton vests, hand finished, ankle and
knee length pants, each $1.00.
Extra fine Egyptian cotton vests, pure white,
long sleeves, ankle and knee pants, two remarkable
values at 5Cc and 25c.
Men's spring weight natural cashmere shirts
and drawers, while this lot lasts $1.00.
Men's camel hair mixed shirts and drawers, a
regular 65c value, for 48c.
Men's extra fine Maco cotton ribbed under
wear, medium weight, at 50c.
E never tire talking about out cor
set section. The enormous in
crease in our corset business convinces
us that we have just the right corsets.
Our recent additions cf the Nemo
Corsets and the Dowager Adjusto for stout
women furnishes the exact styles for ladies
who wish instantly to reduce the size, and
avoid that appearance of too much flesh.
These two new models cf self reducing
corsets are at ence the delight of the
woman with an ever plump figure and the
dressmaker who constructs her apparel,
$3.00 for either.
New Spring Models cf the Royal Wor
cester. Bon Ton, the C-E and the Thomp
sons Glove Fitting Corsets have just been
received and we think thev ate especially
charming, $1.00 to $5 00.
WING to the fact that people were
so busy this last week in supplying
their Easter wants, many with real linen
needs were unable to do their buying in
these goods. In order to give every one
a square deal we have decided to continue
cur linen sale for three days more. Men
day, Tuesday and Wedne:day of next week
when every special linen item heretofore
advertised below present value wiil be con
tinued on sale at exactly the same prices
for three days more cr until they are closed
You should be on hand promptly Mon
day and get your share of these genuine
linen bargains. You will remember many
of the quotations, if not, reminders will be
plentifully exhibited in cur linen displays.
You will no doubt also remember that we
told you that our tremendous linen pur
chases all through the year 19C6 enables
us to continue selling while present stocks
last at practically the old prices. And
you are welcome to enjoy the bargains
with us as long as they last.
Monday at 10
1000 yards, wide embroidery
flouncings, corset cover embroid
eries and bands, made on fine
Swiss nainsook and cambric cloth,
a very special purchase contain
ing values up to 75c yard, divided
in two lots, choice at
38c and 25c Yd.
Our Suit Dept. is Fully Stocked
With the most captivating suit styles of the season at
most reasonable prices. The checks and mixtures are
of stylish materials and the Chiffon Panamas are of that
rich quality that retains the shape and gives the best
wear. All our suits are faultlessly tailored with full
plaited skirts and handsomely trimmed jackets. Here
is one of the sharp specials
Women's $22.00 and $25.00 Suits, $18.50
$18.50 for women's handsome suits built In the styles
that you have admired so much and worth all of $22.00
and $25.00. Here's the dashing Pony, the fancy Eton,
and graceful fitted jacket models fashioned of all wool
panamas, of fancy checks, perfectly man-tailored and
elaborately trimmed with braid or soutache. Jackets
all lined with silk or satin, skirts cut
very full and plaited in several new
styles. Real $22 and $25 suits for
Sale of Paints, Brush
es and House Clean
LI MAX wall paper cleaner, the kind that makes
the old wall paper look like new again, 5c.
McCabe's green label house paints, per pallcn
McCabe's green label varnish wood stains are
a combination of stains and varnish that not enly
stain but varnish at the same time, are suitable for
all inside work and will produce a perfect imitation
of the natural wood, 19c and up.
McCabe's green label floor paints give the best
satisfaction for quick hard drying and a glossy fin
ished floor, all colors, quart cans 35c.
Lienio wall finish, a permanent sanitary wail
coating, superior to Kalsomine for p'ain tinting and
relief work, can be used on painted or plastered
surfaces, wood, stone, brick or iron is easily applied
al! tints put up in five pound packages, 39c per
The home beautifier. z
varniih and stain combined
for all kinds of woodwork.
floors, porch and furniture
registers, iron pip-r,. radi"
tors, all kinds of iron work
linc'eums and oil e'eth. etc
etc. al! colors up from 15t
Paint and varnirh bru h
es all sizes and kinds
White wash brushes 1
25c. 50c and 75c.
Co'd paint, good quality, per bottle ICC.
The wool wall duster is white and fleecy, ea :!,
washed when soiled. u:ed in many hom.es on th:
polished floors, brush with long handle 69c.
Carpet beaters either stout wire or rattan 10 c.
20th Century soap, a thorough cleaner. espec;
ally adapted for laundry work, carpets, rugs, hard
wood floors, linoleum, window glass and all kind:,
of metals, 10c cans for 5c.
Perlena furniture polish 10c.
Japan dust pans 5c.
Galvanized iron scrub pails. 10-quart size, 15c.
Four foot step ladders 29c.
Sale of New Belts
"TEW elastic Eelts studded with steel !
heads, steel buckles, special value 50c.
Elastic beaded belts, bright jet beads ;
handsome jet buckles, 38c, 50c. 62c and 75c
New Swastika good !uck belts, very special 23c.
Leather be ts, inlaid with silk of various colors, entire
ly new 50c.
The r.ew Pomoon leather belts made in three p:e:es.
steel studded buckle and back ornament $l.i"5.
Leather belts cf all kinds in ail the test of the new
shapes and finishes 25c to $2.45.
white Petticoats $2.85
'T'HESE fluffy white petticoats at 2.85
are exceptionally handsome. Have
full flounces with rows of Cluny lace in
sertion with lace edge or have detp em
broidery in beautiful and substantial pat
terns headed by fine hemstitched tucks.
Be very careful of your bowels when 'syrups are constipating, especially those
you have a cold, Nearly all other cougll (containing opiates. Kennedy's Laxative
Cough Syrup moves the bowels con-1 All the
tains no opiates. Sold by all druggists. ARGUS.
news all the time THE f