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THE AKGUS.1 THURSDAY. MARCH 25. 1909.
NEW STORE IS
Thousands of Visitors Inspect
the New Home of Young
& Mc Combs. -
PRAISE. FOR THE OWNERS
Business Houses and Friends of Pro
prietors Semi Greetings Lunch
eon Is Feature.
Frotn the time the doors of the Best
building were opened at 9 o'c lock this
morning, there was a steady stream if
people to the Young & McCombs store
today, the occasion being the formal
opening of. the. new store in its big
new building. Thousands of people
visited the store thronged every -floor
and inspected the new quarters and
the new departments during the day,
and this afternoon the employes
found it a big problem to proper!y
handle the crowds of visitors.
During the day the members of r.he
firm received scores of telegrams from
business houses throughout the coun
try, congratulating them on their open
ing in ' such fine new quarters, and
hundreds personally extended their j
greetings to theC members of the firm, j
And not only were there telegrams j
and personal greetings, but numerous
representatives 5 of big mercantile
houses sent their greetings in the form '
of enormous bunches of flowers. Some
were in the form of loose bouquets,
some were in set pieces in the form i'
a horseshoe, . and others were in dif-
ferent shapes. I
The two members of the firm Frank
G. Young and William S. McCombs,
were on - hand and greeted as many
of the visitors as possible. Those who
went to the store were presented with
souvenirs in the form of pocket m tr
iors. There were also a number of
demonstrators on hand, who gave
souvenirs to callers.
nAII ot the departments did a rushing
business, and it almost seemed that
the people who had contemplated mak
ing purchases had delayed their shop
ping until the opening, in order to ex
amine the new stock of Young & Mc
The jam presented the appearance;
of that attending one of the big city
department stores and the host past
of itwas, as said, most of tha people
went to shop as well as to see.
Ownrr Makrn Sta trmrnt.
L. 1. Best of Davenport, the owner
of the new block, was one of the in
terested visitors at the opening and
he showed evident pride in the event. '
Mr. Best has invested an enormous
sura in the building the entire in
vestment being estimated at about a
quarter of a million and his pride i'-i
the beauty of the place was well justi
fied. An Argus representative sug
gested this to Mr. Best, and he. mod
estly replied: "I think"the real credit
belongs to Young & McCombs. They
have the big undertaking. They cer
tainly have a beautiful store, and I
think it is as conveniently arranged
and as tastefully furnished as it could
be. Everything is in good taste, and
the owners of the store are to be con
gratulated." Vretly Cafe Oprnrd.
Ona, of the features of the opening
was the luncheon de luxe served in
the cafe. An elaborate menu wis
served under the direction of M. Pog-
ges, who has charge of the cafe and
the lunch room on the fourth floor.
During the day a musical pro
gram was provided in the grill room
The cafe is a new departure in the
store, and it is so arranged that en
trance will be possible through the
office portion of the block and the cafe
may be kept open when the store s
closed. Several Hundred, guests en
joyed the service this noon.
Music and flowers and uniformed at
tendants contributed to the metropoli
tan features of the, big opening day.
New Poatal Station.
The" newest postal sub-station in the
city is located in the store, on the
second floor. The company has fitted
a beautiful section adjoining the rest
parlors for the station. The fixtures
are all in mahogany. Miss .A. W.
Tanner has been appointed by Post
master H. A. J. McDonald as the clerk
to take charge of the station. This i
the 11th sub-station of the local post
office. Stamps, money orders, and the
general line of postal supplies will be
handled at the office, and registrations
may be made there. Postmaster Mc
Donald this morning attended to the
opening of the office, one of the post
office clerks attending to the details
and assisting Miss Tanner in arrang
ing the office.
WILL MEET WITH
Bridge Committees of Hock Isl '.nl
and Henry County Suiervisors
go to Colonn Tomuiorrow.
RULES THAT HE
MUST TAKE FEE
Appellate Court Affirms Circuit
Judge in George Bauman '
Mandamus Suit. -
AGAINST CITY TREASURER
Is Preliminary Litigation to Force
Issuance of Saloon License
Other Cases Decided.
At a joint meeting of the bridge com
mittees of this comity and Hen'-y
county last week, an invitation was
given to the state engineer at Spring
field to attend the next meeting which
will be held tomorrow, and to accom
pany the committee to the place it,
V. : 1. 1 , tJ r '
v.uiuim, which iits ofen seiecieu ior
the site of one of the proposed bridges
over Rock river to connect the two
counties. He will be expected to fur
nish the committee with an estimate
of the cost, the grade of the an-!
proaches, the width of the river at that
point and the heigiith above the river
to which the bridge will have to rise.
There will be no draw in the bridge
as the state has granted the count ios
the privilege of building without a
draw, provided they build it' to a cer-,
tain heighth which the engineer shill
determine. The Henry county mem
bers of the committee report that they
have their share of the necessary :
money on hand and it is now up to
this countyHo handle its end. The ns
timates made by the state engineer ,
will be presented to the supervisors cf
Rock Island county at the April meet-'
ing and some means of raising the
money will be devised.
John Waneelin 1110 Second avenue
a , ,
died this noon at St. Anthony's Jiospi-!
tal. where he had been confined fori
about 5 weeks. Some time ago Mr.
Wangelin, who was well advanced in
years, sustained serious injuries by
falling while out walking. His injuries
caused him to be removed to the hos
pital which he had not left since, al
though he soon recovered from the in-1
juries. Pneumonia and a complication!
of diseases set in as a result of the
shock of the injuries and he was un
able to regain hi3 health.- Mr. Wange
lin is survived by a son and daughter,
both of this city.
Funeral of John P. Lindstrom.
The funeral ,of John P. Lindstrom
was held yesterday afternoon from the
home of his daughter, Mrs. A. G. An
derson. 3808 Eighth avenue. The ser
vices were conducted by Rev. 13. K.
Jonson. Burial took place at River
side cemetery in Moline. The pall
bearers were O. P. Olson, C. J. Beng-
ston, Andrew Peterson. N. S. Boquist,
Charles Danielson and J. A. Danielson.
The appellate court yesterday hand
ed down decisions in several local
cases, among others the mandamus
suit brought to compel the city treas
urer, V. H. Gest, Jr., to accept $250
tendered him by George Bauman of
Davenport as the fee for a saloon
license. The appellate court affirms
the decision of Judge Gest, who or
dered his son to accept the money.
It will be remembered that Mayor H. '
C. Schaffer refused to issue licenses
for three saloons on Eighteenth street,!
below Second avenue, and not only re
fused to renew permits for their origi
nal owners, but refused to issue a
license to Mr. Bauman. The applicant
for a license tendered the money to
the mayor, to the city clerk, and also
formally tendered it to the city trens-'
urer. All three refused to accept the
cash, and a rnandamus suit was insti
tuted to compel the city to accept the
money. The applicant under the law
can havf no standing before the
mayor until he has paid the fee and
provided a bond. i
In Klrt Slrp. J
Forcing the city to accept the fee
is hut the first step in litigation whicn
aims to take away the mayor's right
of issuing his discretion in the matter
of granting saloon licenses. It. is ex
pected that unless the city appeals the
case to the supreme court, the money
will be turned over, tha bond will be
prepared, and application will then
again be made to the mayor. Since
Mayor Schaffer has declared that he
will never grant a license until com
pelled to by the courts, it is expect?d
that another suit of mandamus will bi
necessary before the license is granted
unless the next mayor sees fit to al
low the place to be opened on a mere
In I'p to Treaaurrr. 1
The most important feature of the
case so far as it has progressed is
that it determines that the city treas
urer is the official to whom the saloon
keepers must pay their license fees.
It has long been the custom for the"
applicants for a license to turn the
money over to the ciiy clerk, all of
this business being handled through
the clerk's office, where the permits
are issued on the authority of the
mayor. This, however, appears to be
irregular, and it is up to the city
treasurer to receive and receipt for
Mh : By
"Sffll : 1909.
OTEIN-BL0CH tailor your clothes simply and
directly. You see yourself in them complete
and you see how they fit, where, why, and if they
are becoming and right, and how well they feel and
how perfectly they are made. You, the buyer, have
a chance to sample the goods. And they fit, oh, so
much better than other clothes, and with a style as is.
Suits and 0'Coats $15.00 to $30.00
FREE S. & H. STAMPS
LA VEiLE, The Clothier
stated in one that Mr. Iee had knowl
edge of certain staples in a machine
belt, and in the other that he did not
The treasurer, according to ktlow the staples were there. He sued
for $25,(M damages for the loss of an
arm. He was last awarded $11,04)0
damages, but-in affirming the case the
appellate court required a remittitur.
so that the actual judgment now is
$8,000. The court affirmed the case
only on the condition that $3,W0 be
cut -from the verdict. W. R. Moore
represents Mr. Lee. It remains to be
seen wether this will be the end of the
Low Fares for Settlers, Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway.
Low fares for settlers, every Tues
day from March 23 to April 27, inclu
sive, to North Dakota and Montana
points on the new Chicago, Milwau
kee & Pugct Sound railway. Rates
apply to Haynes. Hettinger, Bowman,
Marmarth and other North Dakota
points, and to Baker, Miles City, For
syth, Musselshell, Lavina, Roundup
llarlowton, Moore, Lewistown and
other Montana stations on this new
line. Complete information free from
your local agent. P. A. Miller, gen-
I eral passenger agent, Chicago.
the court rulings, has no alternative,
but must accept the fee when ten
dered him.' and mu.it give a proper rs-
ceipt for the money. In a sense this
is of no consequence, as it merely
shows the city treasurer, instead of
the city clerk, to be the official to
whom the money must be paid.
Hon. William McEniry appeared for
Bauman in the case and City Attorney
J. F. Witter for the city.
I.udwlc. ' Affirmed.
The appellate court this morning
affirmed the judgment of the Rock. Is
land county court in the case of W.
E. Ludwig agai.ist the Root & Vander
voort Engineering company, for $42G.
Mr. Ludwig was employed on a con
tract for a year as foreman of the
machine shop. At the end of seven
months the company dispensed with
Ms services. an7 ne sued lor me ia,, n w. Olmsted this afternoon
amount of his salary for the balance n tne county courl j3 hearing a peti-
SAYS CHILD IS
IN UNFIT HOME
Petitioner in Dependency Case Al-
legesThat little One's Mother
Is Immoral Woman.
Five Students of College Taken
With Typhoid Fever in
TWO ARE IN THE HOSPITAL
Ovin Kovclstad is Reported to Be In
Serious Condition Investi
gating the Causes.
received for the members of . the Uni-'
versity of Chicago Glee club, the pa-
tronesses and members of the alumni
being the guests. Miss Craig was as
sisted by George Perrin, president of
the Rock Island alumni club, and O.
Gordon Erickson. manager of the glee
club, and the Misses Grace Stafford, I
Anna Montgomery, Anderson, Hobeck.l
and Irene Don. all members of the
alumni. The house was decorated in;
maroon and white, the university col-;
ers. Light refreshments were served '
luring the afternoon. The affair was'
delightfully informal and very much j
of the period of the contract, and ce-
cured a verdict. G. Harvey McKinley
represented the plaintiff and George
W. Wood appeared for the company.
OrdrrtT a Divorce.
The decision of Judge W. H. Gest
tion to have Hazel Lathrldge, aged 3,
declared a dependent child. The peti
tion filed by Allie M. Olson, alleges
that the child's mother,. Lillian Hotf
mann, is Immoral, and an unfit person
to have the custody of the child. Ttie
Beck-Wilson. The marriage of Miss
May Wilson, youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Wilson, to John W.
Beck, both of Rural, took place at
As a result of the development of
five cases of typhoid fever among the
students of Augustana college within
the last three days, the student bod" .noon yesterday at the home of the
of the college and the residents of tb jj bride's parents. The ceremony was
east end of the city are in great co;.-J performed by Rev. Mr. McMackin of
cern and fear a general epidemic if.bany, 111., formerly of Rural, and was
. 1 : T-1 A U I T- -1. IT. Oft J O.OA 1 VwiAn-wr
I Ana every HlgUb mis weeik I .ou auu o.ou auu fiiuaj
: and Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock
The greatest moving pictures ever brought to Rock Island
A Trip 'to
Death Valley , Gal.
" ' at the
- . .
Of your grocer or druggist. I
Children not admitted at evening entertainments unless
accompanied by parents.
In refusing a decree of divorce to Mrs. petjtion declares that the child is des
Lillian B. Hall of Sllvis was reversed utute and abandoned in the home by
yesterday by the court at Ottawa. rfasni. of tne "neglect, cruelty "and
Mrs. Hall charged her husband, Nagel I AnTl--vu nn t,e nart of its mother."
Hall, with cruelty, and he entered no w lt MeCrath is named as the
appearance but defaulted the case be- f f ne child. -The case Is being
fore Judge Gest. The judge, after the rttd and promises to develop
the disease. Of the five cases two
have developed to such" a stage that
there is no question as to the charac
ter of the disease, and the patients
have been removed to St. Anthony's
witnessed by the immediate families.
The home was prettily decorated and
the bride carried a bouquet of bride's
roses. After the ceremony an elab
orate dinner was served. Both young
hospital. ' The other three students people are well known In Rural aud
afflicted have not et developed a se-Jthey will make their home on a farm
vere iorm oi me lever, dui ine pnysi-.at iiihi piace.
j evidence had been heard, declined to
Issue a decree of divorce. The case
was reversed and directions were given
for the Issuance of a decree. George
W. Wood represented the complainant.
Iteverae an Odd Suit.
The appellate court has reversed and
remanded the case of John H. Hender
son against Ross W. Gould In which
there was a verdict of $400 and Interest
n the circuit court. The case involves
the affairs of G. C. Rush, formerly a
real estate agent in Moline. Mr. Hen
derson bought a lot from Gould, and
claimed to have paid Rush for it. Rush
departed, and it is claimed nevet
I turned over the money he had re
ceived. The case depended almost en
tirely on evidence of various conversa-
t ions, and proved a knotty legal prob
lem. C. E. Dietz represented Mr.
some unusual features.
GLEE CLUB SINGS.
(Continued from .page Three).
clans are certain that they are also
suffering from typhoid fever.
Ovin Rovelstad, the first to be re
moved to the hospital, is in a very
critical condition, and Miss Ida Ander
son, while her condition is not so ser
ious, was taken to the hospital today.
Hafel - Franklin. Mrs. Harriet M.
Franklin and Herman Ernest Hafel.
both of this city, were married last
evening at the parsonage of the Ger
man Methodist church by Rev. William
Schoenig. Mr. and Mrs. Hafel will
She has roomed at the girls' dormitory : make their home at 3110 Thirty-fifth
of the college. The three other pa-, street! Mr. Hafel is employed In the
tients are the Misses Effie Ekeberg, freight department of the Rock Island.
Emma Worland and Lillian John
, Robert Rexdale ,60U
"Pussy's In the Well". George B. Nevin
Y. L. A. Ladies' Chorus.
Cello Solo .;. - belectea
Tenor Solo, "An Evening Love Song"
"Old Oaken Bucket" '.
Arranged by Herbert Johnson
Y. L. A. Ladies' Chorus.
Reading (German dialect), "Simon's ,
Vife's Mutter Lay Sick Mlt a
Search for Canae.
The college authorities and the phy-
Ball by Odd FellowS. The annual
military ball by Canton Star No. fc.
Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. F., will
M. J. McEniry ap- pjano Solo. "Soirees de Vienne". .Liszt
.....Arranged by N. P. Tucker
Y. L. A." Ladies' Chorus.
sicians and health department of the be held tomorrow evening at Indus
city ' have Instituted an investigation! trial hall. General Harris of Chicago
in the hope of determining the causend other grand officers are expected
ui lue cases, una renoing u Deiore "ie mr me occasion
other, students or residents become
The development of so many cases
In sc short a time has caused general
alarm In the college, and particularly
among those students wjto come from
other cities. '. '
, i-adie3 to Hold March Coffee. The
Ladies' Aid society of the First Meth
odist church will hold its March cof
fee tomorrow afternoon at the home
of Mrs. F. K. Rhoads, 1032 Twenty;
first street. , .
peared for Mr. Gould. f
Affirm the le Verdict.
The long pending suit of William
Lee against the Republic Iron & Steel
company has been affirmed in the ap
pellate court. It has been heard twice
in the circuit court, has been to the
IS THE ANNUAL MEETING
Samples on Application. ' ;
. We have the largest stock
v of baseball supplies in . .
I wish"" to notify the public that I
appellate court twice, and was once will not be responsible for any debts
before the supreme court ior some i "'j. ""i iwvmi uku,
time. The contest In the higher courts I from Jthis date. . .. -
is over a discrepancy between the de-1 1 . W .B- BLEDSOE.
citation and the evidence, it . being ';Qiarcli 25, VJU'J.
v IHoclety news, written or teleohoned
to the society editor of TJe Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of .the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must' bear' sis
nature and address.J . - .. .
1619 Second avenue.,
Rock Island, HI.
Broadway Man's Club Will Hear
Rabbi W. H. Fineshriber Speak.
This evening - the Broadway Men's
club will hold Us annual meeting at
the church.' The usual dinner will We
served, and on this occasion the ladles
will be present. - Followinz the hnsi-
' Receives for Glee Club Members. - ness' session the members will enloy
miss tueanor uraig, at her home,: 1720 an address by- Rabbi W. H. Fino-
Seventh avenue, yesterday afternoon shrlber of Davenport.
SHINES ITSELF. WON'T WASH OFF-, ;
For sale by . Rock Island Hardware
Company, David Don, 111 & Ehleb.. . .