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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1910.
Surprise Sprung by Executive
on the Members of City
SAYS IT IS INCOMPLETE
Wants Footpath on Arsenal Bridge
and -Labor Amendment Plow
Company Plans Delayed.
Mayor George W. McCaskrin return
ed the ordinance of the Trl-Clty Rail
way company to the city council last
evening with his veto attached.
This action on 'the part of the mayor
came as a great surprise to the mem
bers of the council and all others who
have followed the framing of the ord
inance. The mayor was active in
framing the ordinance and has been
an enthusiastic worker for the pas
sage of the same. At one time he re
marked: . "This is the best ordinance
ever presented before the council." In
his veto message to the council on the
matter, he said:
"I herewith present the ordinance
Just passed, by the Tri-City Railway
company, bearing the date of April
18, 1910, with my veto hereto attach
ed, as follows :
"First That in its present form It
"Second That I shall recommend a
stipulation for a footpath across their
private track on Forty-second street;
provided, however, consent can be se
cured from the government authorities
m vsuch a manner as not to conflict
with their present rights therein
"Third That a more complete and
satisfactory arrangement can be made
relative to grading Thirty-eighth
"Fourth That a minor change be
made in the clause appertaining to
labor, entitled. Section Xm., wherein
the same reads on line 11, 'working
hours,' bejnade to read; 'working con
dltlons,' and other minor changes.
"This I present you for your further
consideration before final adoption.
Dated Rock Island. 111.. Anril 18.
G. W. McCASKRIN, Mayor."
How Company Ordinance in Abeyaac.
At a meeting of the aldermen In
committee of the whole, held preced
ing the council meeting, the Rock Isl
and Plow company renewed, its appli
cation for ordinance closing streets in
the vicinity of its factory to permit
contemplated building expansion. The
action of the mayor in vetoing the
street car ordinance may possibly de
lay action in regard to the plow com
pany grant, as the passage of the or
dinance is contingent upon the street
car ordinance. It will be necessary
for the Tri-City Railway company to
make the turn at Seventh street be
fore the improvement by the plow com
pany can be made. However, the
situation may be adjusted in some
t a, j or no i,vs axaiC7i i. 1 3 wuu
plans of either company. At all events
it is hoped this may be the case. An
enlarged committee was appointed to
confer with the (plow company before
Thursday night, to which time the
council was adjourned.
Extras on New Filter Contract.
Alderman Blochlinger read a com
munication fTom the Pittsburg Filter
company, addressed to Dan Kelly, su
perintendent of waterworks. The let-
For Coat and
WE COULD NOT HON
ESTLY MAKE YOU
FIRST CLASS GAR
MENTS AT LESS MONEY
REMEMBER AT THIS
PRICE WE GUARANTEE
BOTH FIT AND WORK
MANSHIP . .
See Our Windows
ILLINOIS THEATER BUIUPINQ,
Old Prion 719-U
ter referred to the building of a wall
upon the site of the proposed filter
plant in Reservoir park to replace the
wall upon the north side of the pres
ent reservoir. The company offers to
build the wall for $695. This will in
elude .the extension of a conduit and
platform. City Engineer "Wallace
Trelchler stated that at present the
wall is unsafe. This spring It was
forced 2V inches and it will probably
be forced as much every spring if
left standing. Aldermen Schmid and
La Vanway objected to letting the
contract for a new wall because
would be an extra expense, and they
stated that the council had been as
sured that there would be no neces
slty for extras. They said that the en
gineers who looked over the present
plant should have seen the condition
of the wall and that they were at
fault for not having done so.
Company 'Will Not Concede Farther.
F. B. Leopold, general manager of
the Pittsburg concern, was present.
He stated that the company had . al
ready given certain concessions to the
city and it would be Impossible to
grant any more. He said: '"We will
build the filter according to present
plans If you say so. This wall has
been standing there for 10 years and
will probably stand for 10 more. We
guarantee our filter for one year, so
the chances are that the cost of build
ing another wall would fall to the city
anyhow. There is no money in build
ing this wall to us. We figured upon
a profit -of 5 per cent, or of $35. I have
already spent $25 in coming to this
meeting upon invitation of your mayor.
So you see there is nothing in it for
the company. The walls at the time of
examination were inspected as thor
oughly as possible under the circum
stances, and sothe engineers are not
Mayor McCaskrin stated that inas
much as It was up to the city to build
the wall it would be a reflection' upon
the council if It were not done. He
requested that Mr. Leopold meet with
him and -other city officials today at
the city hall in an effort to adjust the
The waterworks committee of the
ciy council met this morning at the
city hall with F. B. Leopold, the gen
eral manager of the Pittsburg Filter
company. When the engineers of the
company commenced work on the lay
ing out of the filter plant, it was found
that the north wall of the filter bed
on the hill was in bad condition and
not in such shape as to afford a safe
foundation for the plant which is to be
erected there. The wall leans in to
wards the bed slightly, but enough to
render it unsafe. The company offer
ed to build a new concrete .wall Just
outside of the present one at a cost of
$695, and "the committee decided to
have this done, but succeeded in get
ting the price cut to $650. The wall is
65 feet long.
Loan to Meet Par Roll.
Alderman Lawler read a resolution
in which .an offer of a loan of $7,000
was made by the State bank for the
payment of salaries at the end of the
fiscal year, the bank to be reimbursed
out of the saloon licenses payable May
2, and to receive 6 per cent interest
till paid. The resolution was adopted.
A communication was received from
the Tri-City Electric Sprinkler com
pany, setting forth that as long as the
most profitable sections of the city
have been turned over to the Tri-City
Railway company to sprinkle, the com
pany wishes to dispose of its teams,
wagons and other paraphernalia either
at public auction or to the city by
purchase or lease. Upon motion of
Alderman Carse the matter was refer
red to the incoming council.
West End Fire Protection.
A petition signed by the National
Neck Yoke company, the Standard Oil
Cloth company and Kahlke brothers
was read by Alderman Blochlinger.
These companies ask for the extension
of the city water main from the Na
tional Neck Yoke factory across the
Rock Island tracks to the Kahlke boat
yard on Mill street, for the purpose, of
affording better fire protection. The
request is due to the numerous fires
at the old Weyerhaeuser &-Denkmann
yards near the factories. The petition
was referred to the waterworks com
mittee, the fire chief and the board of
local improvements, to report at the
meeting Thursday night. .
For New Fire Alarm.
Alderman Frick read a report of the
fire and light committee recommend
ing the installation of a new fire alarm
system, and that the fire and light
committee, the mayor, the city clerk,
the fire chief and the city electrician
be Instructed to communicate with the
Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph com
pany, or other companies, in regard to
prices, and to report back to the coun
cil. The report was adopted.
An ordlinance was adopted fixing the
annual auto cab license at $30, and the
rateB to passengers within the city at
Men Behind Young & McCombs Co-Operative Store
J f .
FRANK G. YOUNG.
W. S. M'COMBS.
LOUIS P. BEST.
HURT IN A FALL;
Peter Anthony Brings Action in
Circuit Court Against Allen
Myers & Co.
INJURED IN AN ELEVATOR
ONE OF CROOKS
TAKEN BY POLICE
Department Believes It Has a
Member of Gang That Com
Drops from Fourth Story When Car
riage Is Ron Down by An
75 cents for one, ,50 cents each for two
or more, and that children under 8
years of age, when accompanied by
adults, shall ride free of charge.
Two ordinances which were brought
before the board of local improvements
yesterday were read by Alderman
Frick. They are for the building of a
six-inch water main on Fourteenth av
enue, from Fifth to Sixth streets, the
estimated cost being $562.50; one for
a 12-inch sewer on Seventh Btreet,
from Fifth avenue south on center
line of Seventh street to center line
of Eleventh avenue, west to Sixth ave
nue. The cost Is estimated at f 1,895.
Both ordinances were laid over.
T. J. Medill was heard in regard to
the Sixth ward sewer system. He stat
ed h represented the estate of the
Jate Mrs, Johanna Rodman, who owned
several lots in the ward. He protested
the assessment upon some lota was ar
bitrary and In certain Instances amount
ed to $1 per front foot regardless of
the location of the property, whether
level or hilly, whether pasture-or resi-
denpe land. The assessment upon one
Allen, Myers & Co of this city is
named as the defendant in a dam
age suit for $10,000, a praecipe of
which was filed this morning in the
office of the circuit clerk. Attor
neys Murphy & Larson filed the suit
In behalf of Peter Anthony, the
plaintiff. The latter was injured
about two years ago in a fall down
the elevator shaft at the store which
is operated by the company on Sec
ond avenue. He had run the ele
vator to the top of the shaft, which
is on the fourth story and there had
left it while he attended to some
work. It is claimedwhile he was at
this work, someone else manipulated
the ropes and returned the carriage
to the bottom of the shaft. When
Anthony returned to the shaft to go
down, he walked into the opening
and fell to the bottom, alighting on
the top of the elevator cage and se-
erely injuring himself. It was
thought for a time that he would
die. but after a long illness he re-
' Soea Rallrrny Company.
Emil Versluls has filed a suit for
J50Q against the Tri-City Railway
company. Mr. Versluis owned a
dairy wagon which last November
had a collision with a street car and
which resulted disastrously to the
wagon and to the team attached. The
accident occurred on Fourth avenue
between Twelfth and Thirteenth
streets, in Moline. J. B. and J. L.
Oakleaf represent the plaintiff.
Refunea to Pay Bill.
The city of Moline, through its at
torney, B. S. Bell, has entered suit in
the circuit court against the Barber
Asphalt company and the National
Surety company of Chicago which
went on the bond of the 'company in
its operations in Moline. The city
claims that the asphalt pavement on
Fifteenth street which was laid by the
company is not up to specifications,
and it will resist payment of the con
tract. The improvement cost $40,000.
R. R. Roberts of East Moline has
entered the praecipe in a suit against
the Union Malleable Iron company of
East Moline for the recovery of $5,
000 damages for personal injury. W.
S. Baker of Bast Moline is the attor
ney for the plaintiff.
IS CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Steals Tools from Barber Shop of
Carmey McXay and Is Bound
to Grand Jury.
lot with a 20-foot frontage was $350.
This is excessive, according to Mr.
Medill. The complaint was referred
to the board of locaMmprovements to
report Thursday night.
A report was read by Alderman Law
ler In reference to the ordinance for
the increase of the salary of the dep
uty city clerk. In -the ordinance,
which was presented a week ago, an
advance from $900 to $1,080 was asked
for. This increase was cut down to
$1,020. Tb' 'ordinance was adopted
with the flange as stated.
Raise (or ptremea.
Alderman McNealy presented an
amendment to the fire department ord
inance of 1903 providing for an in
crease in the salaries of the members
of the department. The increases
asked are: Chief, $1,260 per annum;
assistant chief, $1,080; captain, $900;
electrician, $960; firemen, $780 for the
first six months, $810 for the second
six months, $840 for the second year,
$870 for the third year, and $890 for
the fourth and succeeding years be
sides other increases which may be
made later, Any member of. the de
partment who has been In the service
for a year shall be entitled to a fur
lough of 15 days. The ordinance was
referred to the ordinance committee to
report Thursday evening.
Alderman Ellinwood presented a re
quest to the board of local Improve-.
ments for the grading, of Thirty-first
street (pom Fifth to Seventh avenues.
OfScer Herman Sehnert made a cap
ture yesterday afternoon which the
police consider a very important one,
as ifr is believed that the man Is one of
the burglars who has been run
ning riot during the last week
or , so. The capture followed
the last of the burglaries to be
reported so far.x It was that of the
barber shop at 1519 Second avenue run
by Carney McNay. The proprietor
stepped out of his place of business
about 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
and when he returned a few minutes
later practically all of his barbering
tools were gone. A bystander had no
ticed a man leaving the place after the
proprietor and was able to furnish a
description of him. This was given tc
Officer Sehnert, who happened to be
passing, and he set out to find the man.
Although the description was very
meagre, the officer ran across a man
on Twentieth street whom he at once
suspected of being the one, and he en
gaged in conversation with him. The
fellow stated that he had just come
across the river from Davenport, and
as the officer knew this to be a false
hood on account of having seen im
around town for the past three days,
he decided at once to arrest him. In
laying hands upon him he felt a packet
of something in the inside pocket of
the fellow and an investigation show
ed that the missing razors were there.
Ia Held to Grand Jury.
The fellow gave his name to the po
lice as Frank CarrolL He was kept in
jail over night and this afternoon he
was arraigned before the police magis
trate for trial. He denied having stol
en the razors and claimed they had
been given to him by a friend. Hia
story was not believed, however, and
he was placed under $1,000 bonds. He
was unable to furnish this and he went
to the county jail in default. The po
lice believethat Carroll and a pal have
been doing the greater part of the rob
beries which have been reported late
ly, and there are more of them than
has been told in the newspapers as
the police thought, it better to keep
some of them from the public until the
burglars were found. Officer Sehnert
noticed another man with Carroll when
he first saw him, but the other escaped
by leaving at once and heading up the
railway tracks upon the approach of
Waa Fallout of Rogrveaf
The holdup and robbery which oc
curred on Seventeenth street last Fri
day night, as related in Saturday's Is
sue of The Argus, Is thought by the
police to have been merely a falling
out of rogues. They say that after an
investigation they have learned the
following: The three men who were
concerned In the affair were pals. One
of them, a Mexican, had pawned a re
volver and had "refused to make a
divvy' of the proceeds witbhis pals.
They had set upon him and forcibly
taken their shares and then all had
made their way out ofs the city. The
police say that all three of them were
of the hobo type and that they had
been in the city about three days be
BEST BOYS INTO
Davenport Capitalist Becomes
Third Owner in New Co
IS STRONG -COMBINATION
New Proprietor Will Take an Active
Part in Financial Management
of Growing Establishment.
Announcement was made today of
the acquirement by'L. P. BeBt of Dav
enport of a one-third interest in the
Young & McCombs Cooperative Store
company. Mr. Best Is the owner of
the six-story block occupied by the
Young & McCombs business.
By the action of Mr. Best this gives
to Rock Island one of the strongest
mercantile establishments in the tri
ckles. Mr. Best is a business man of
tact and excellent judgment. He is as
sociated with a number of business
enterprises in the city of Davenport,
such as the Bettendorf works, Daven
port Machine company, Water Works
company, Robert Kraus Overall fac-
torjy, etc. He is also a large investor
in real estate both in Davenport and
Active Financial Interest.
Mr. Best will take active Interest In
the financial affairs ofthe company.
The firm of Young & McCombs was es
tablished in 1893 in a room 20x60, and,
like the little acorn. It has grown in
17 years to a mighty oak. Today the
firm occupies 66,000 square feet of floor
space and have one of themost hand
somely appointed and modern equip
ped stores in the United States for its
Added 81renrth to a Strong; Concern.
i The identification of Mr. Best with
the business comes at a most oppor
tune time, inasmuch as the concern
is winding up its initial year in its
new and 'enlarged environment, and
better understands, now than before
the essentials guaranteeing the future
of the enterprise. Primarily, both Mr.
Young and Mr. McCombs are mer
chants. There is no better demonstra
tion of this fact than the rapid strides
they have made in the community with
their business, having grown from a
modest beginning in a remarkably
fcrief period of time to one of the
largest department stores in the mid
dle west. They have proved not only
good merchants, but men of pluck, per
severance and determination.
Leavtna; Old for New.
It was no small undertaking when
they left their comparatively small
quarters to occupy the magnificent
new block built for them fcy the man
who now has become their associate
in the management of the big store.
In taking an accounting after a suc
cessful year In their new quarters.
Messrs. Young and McCombs found
that the rapid growth of the business
necessitated additional investment and
financial counsel. Appreciating the
security of the future of the enter
prise, for no one -was In better posi
tion than he to pass Judgment, Mr.
Best was tendered an interest, on con
dition that he would become an active
associate and take the responsibility
of directing the financial end of the
business from the shoulders of the two
members, the latter, in this move, be
ing prompted by a desire to devote
their whole attention to the direction
of the merchandizing end of the busi
ness. Mr. Best accepted the condition,
and henceforth the concern will have
not only the benefit of his recognized
master mind in financiering, but the
prestige of his extensive means and
the influence of his personality.
Faith la Rock Island.
It is but another evidence of the
faith Mr. Best has in the future of
Rock Island and Its institutions.
While continuing a resident of Daven
port, where he has large" investments
in various enterprises, still Rock Isl
and has greater claim on him now
than ever, and hopes, some day, to
claim him as a citizen.
The city can feel proud of this new
combination, which adds another spoke
to the wheel of progress for the Great
er Rock Island.
CIVIC BODY TO -BE
Preliminary Meeting Is Called
at Armory Halljiext Thurs
ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS
Move Is by Men Who Believe In tlit
Principle of Regulation and
Will Demand It,
FILE TWO DIVORCE SUITS
Man and Woman "Want Separation
from Their Spouse.
James Sayer of East Moline filed a
bill for divorce today in the circuit
clerk's office In which he charges his
wife, Clara Sayer, with desertion. The
couple were united In marriage in Mo
line Sept. 19, 19C4, and they lived to
gether until Nov. 1, 1907. W. S. Baker
represents the plaintiff.
A bill for divorce was filed by At
torney H. M. McCaskrin, who repre
sents Susan Imhof of this city. Mrs.
Imhof charges her husband, Nicholas
Imhof, with desertion and with drunk
enness. The couple lived as man and
wife from July 14, 1873, until the year
The undersigned, citizens Interested
in the welfare of Rock Island, feeling
that it is imperative that something
be done to Improve the moral welfare
of our city, hereby Join In Inviting
their fellow citizens of like mind to a
public meeting for the discussion of
this matter, to be held in the Armorr
hall, Thursday evening, April 21, 1910,
at 8 o'clock:
William Jackson, John O'Connor,
C. WlHawes, F. K. Rhoads,
James McXamara.R. C. Smedley,
Millard G. StevensII. C. Schaffer,
F. A. Smith, O. C. Blakslee,
George H. Davis, A. D. Jruesing,
B. B. McKown, O. W. Reddlg, . , , '
Fred Kann, v J. W. Stewart,
A. D. Sperry, G. C. Wenger,
W. P. Ammerman.IIope Thompson,
W. M. Reck, L. S. McCabe.
Ia Mot bjr Lalry.
It Is stated that the movement Is
confined so far to the laity represent
ing all political and religious beliefs '
in the city, and that the ministers are
not to take any part In it While
many of the men identified with the
past two local option campaigns are
supporting the organization proposed,
still associated with them are many,
citizens who are not In sympathy with
the principle of prohibiton carried by
local option, when enforoed.
Reanlatloa and Obaervameo of Law.
To demand regulation and observance
of the law is to he one of the chief ob
jects of the proposed civic body, al- ,
though it purposes turning Its atten- '
tion to other questions, such as better
ment of street conditions, sanitary
measures, general municipal beautlflca
tion, etc. Davenport has a civic fed
eration, but it operates in secret, all
of its public work being done br a
paid attorney. And he has gotten re
sults. It Is not to be questioned that
a body such as Is projected here could
wield an influence for good in the com
munity, particularly as bearing upon
moral conditions, which are now and
have been for many months, at the
lowest ebb in the history of the city
Will Hold Card Party.
The ladies of the Grand Army will
give a card party Thursday afternoon
in Memorial hall at the court house.
Cinch will be the afternoon game and
playing will begin at 2:30. The
ladles will also hold a home bakery
sale Saturday afternoon in M. & K.'i
old store room.
news all the time The
MOOSE RALLY JN MOLINE
Fifty Members Co From llork Island
to Assist in Organizing Lodge,
It was rather chilly for a street
parade last evening, but several hun
dred tri-city Moose marched through
the streets of Moline for the pur
pose of boosting the membership of
the Moline orderwhich is being or
ganized. There were 50 members
of the local lodge and the same num
ber from , the Davenport lodge pres.
ent. The Davenport and Rock Is
land men left Rock Island at 7; 80
in ' special cars for Moline, They
were accompanied by a band.
JT HSK 1L.Q -OS L'E Y ,
The JAoLine Bostorv. Store
Our Sixth Anniversary Sale Will Continua All Week.
This week we are going to do just as we said we would in our Saturday writeup
have specials all through the week, selected from the different departments of the store,
and you may be sure, as usual they will be the very best values to be found hereabouts.
We are confident that we know the wants of the customers of our store and have
therefore made great preparations and laid in a large supply of the good things, of
which you will no doubt want to take advantage of after reading of them in our adver
tisement. ' ' '
One of the most interesting specials here tomorrow will be the sale of ladies' and
misses' man-tailored suits. These are not the ordinary thrown-together kind but
they are the best values selected from the best makers in New York. Without a tailor,
made suit your wardrobe ia but half complete.
We have gone through the stock and selected 50 beautiful suits, it will not be nec
essary to tell you what they sold for, but we will tell you the price we wil sell them
for. Your own judgment will show you they are by far the best suits offered in the tri
cities. Come and get one tomorrow. Any suit in this special lot for $15.00 each. Al
terations made free.
We Are Now Showing a New Style in a Flat Swiss Curtain 2y2 Yards Long.
This certainly is a neat and novel idea. The curtains are woven in a design pattern
ed after a leaded glass window. We have just received this style and you can get
them while four dozen pair last this week for $1.00 Per pair. v
More curtain Swiss for this week at 5o a yard. These Swisses are 40 inches wide
and are the regular 8 Vc quality. Anniversary price '5c a yard.
' Mrs. Edwards has again locat
ed her Marinello beauty parlors
on our second floor where she ex
tends an Invitation to every lady
to call and inspect the sanitary
condition in which her parlor is
kept. ' -,
f Our housefurnishlng depart
ment in the annex across the al
ley is a busy place at this season
of the year. Another lot of gar
den and flower seeds have Just
arrived and are now on sale for
lc Per package.
Ve now have a complete stock
of poultry netting and wire win
dow screen. A new lot of paint
and Jap-a-lra of which we have
been out of some colors is here
Prom the linen department we
will offer 22-lnch selveged all
pure linen bleached damask nap
kins, they sell regularly for $1.75
per dozen, while 30 dozen of
them last will sell them for
$1.25 Per dozen.
One-half case dress prints, new
spring dress styles of good qual
ity for yard 4I2C
25c check dress goods for 15c
a yard. Black and . white shep
herd checks, also broken plaids,
the best 25c quality of materials,
for yard, 15j.
Pretty dress -ginghams of
which we have bought 8,000
yards expressly for this anniver
sary sale, while the 3,000 yards
last It goes for 7c a yard.
White 16c madras waistings
for 15c a yard.
Walk through the store, see
what we are doing In the differ
ent departments. We are g;lad to
Do your grocery buying In our
Model Grocery In the basement of
the main building. Miss King,
the National Biscuit company's
expert demonstrator will be with
us again Wednesday of this week
and will be glad to show the
ladles who call free of charge.
Kohr's lard, three pound cans,
while three dozen cans last, can
Prunes, large fancy Santa
Clara Valley prunes, pound
Mackerel new catch each 10c.
Olives, medium pickles, dill
pickles, sour pickles, onions, etc.,
quart jars each 25c. ,
Special assortment of grape
fruit, pineapples, ' strawberries,
' Don't worry about a good place
to eat at a moderate price. Should
your duty -necessitate staying
down town on he noon hour Just
take the elevator to our third
floor caf. "
FISK & L00SLEY CO,
The Moline Boston Store,
Moline, April 10.
FISK & L00SLEY CO.
The Moline Boston More.