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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1911.
WILL STAND PAT
If Three-Eye League Is to Play
Ball It Is Up to South
erners to Move.
WATERLOO STILL MEMBER
Attorney Qain O'Brien of Chicago
Attends Meeting Here Mid Ro
Representatives of the northern
PORTIONS OF IT
Mayor McCaskrin's Compara
tive Statement as to Mu
FUNDS IN TWO CITIES
also hare to come up before the na
tional association and in all proba
bility it would be sat upon. If they
quit cold they lose the rights to their
franchises and players.
MIST GET TO BUSINESS.
In the opinion of President M. H.
Sexton of the national association,
who was present at the meeting, ev
ery day that Al Tearney and Dick
Kinsella keep up their fight, is just
that much nearer the day that tli
national association will have to step
in and unravel the tangle into which
the south end of the circuit is plung
ing the league. Something must be !
done and done soon by the league if ;
it wants to remain under the protec-;
tlon of the national association. If
a player now under contract to any
one of the different teams in the
league should write to Secretary J.
H. Farrell of the national associa-
citles rf the Three-Eye league as-j tion and ask whether or not he is to,tion to The Argus yesterday after
cemblti this afternoon at the New have a job in the Three-Eye this noon. Mayor McCaskrin submitted the
Harper in this city and talked over year in face of the trouble in which j following figures for The Argus' con
the baseball situation with regards ! the league is in. it would be up to . sideration:
to the factional strife between the j the national association to find outj Moline taxes amounted to $131,235;
north and south ends of the league, j whether or not there is to be a .Rock Island taxes amounted to $91,
Attorney Quin O'Brien of Chicago , j Three-Eye league, as it is the busi-'ooi.
who represented Waterloo In its j ness of the association to protect the
Figures Gleaned From Records
Response to Request for
In connection with his communica-
fjght to retain its franchise, waa pres
ent. He cited law to prove his con
tentions that the decision rendered by
Judge Gridley in the superior court
of Cook county is in full force and
effect repardicss of any action to
wards appeal that might be taken by
Dirk Kin?ella and President Al Tear
liey. Thesp two latter have sought
to spread the impression that if they
appeal the rase the order of the
judge may he disregarded until such
time as a verdict is rendered on the
OKTH TO TAMD PAT.
Moline property is assessed at $6,-
player as well as the club owners, j 094,785.
Unless the southerners prefer to Rock Island property is assessed at
wait for the intervention of the na- i $5,934,915.
Moline population is (1910 census)
24,199; Rock Island population is
t 1910 census) 24.335.
Moline municipal tax rate is $2.14
tional association it seems up to
them to come down off their high
horse and "play ball."
THOSE AT MEETING.
At the meeting today were the fol-1 per hundred: Rock Island municipal
lowing baseball magnates and offl-1 tax rate is $1.56 per hundred,
cials. With a larger population the tax-
Dubuque President Theodore J payers of Rock Island pay $40,233.50
Scharle and William P. Andresen, j je8S jn taxes than Moline. With $259.
secretary and treasurer. j 575 Iess property assessed Rock Is-
Waterloo President P. J. Mar-;iand tax rate is 5S cents less per hun-
Yice President wjinam twaia
ten. ire President William hwaia : a y-a fi;r,
T ( i.i. . . . , ' iin u uuii .'iuiun:.
"H,'"K Hssun-a mrijistura ui i'";and Manager Frank Boyle.
' Davenport President Dirk R.
Lane and Secretary James T. Hayes.
Rock Island President James
point the assembled magnates decid
ed to stand pat and wait for the 1
southerners to awake to the fact
that they have been beaten at every
turn of thf ro;id and that it is time
for them to "play ball." Their talk
of withdrawing from the league and
of forming a new circuit of ten clubs
was branded as rot and entirely out
of rang'- of the possibilities.. The
constitution and the national aeree
ment on which the league constitu
tion is based prevents the southern
clubs from making good their
threats. In order to change the cir
cuit, or even for them to withdraw,
it would be necessary for them to 1 tatives
Schaffer's overdraft in his last year
The receipts for the year ending Ap
ril, 1910, $156,358.75: the expenditures
.woamara. ireasurer . .m. '.'for the year ending April 1, 1910. $135,
Director F. O. Van Galder, H. E. Cas-!S,Q4n. fri tho ifv. thia ..
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WHAT THE FACTS SHOW.
The Argus last evening refrained
President M. H. Sexton of the na
tional association and Attorney Quin
O'Brien of Chicago.
TtRV DOWX PROPOSAL.
inib uimuui, ...g. ,fu, investigation could be made
reived rrom oioomiiigiou, scuus iui j
the southern cities, proposing a 10- j
club league as a solution of the pres-1 enlarge upon the mavor-8 statements
ent difficulty. The northern represen-! nnH flon,a A a tho CTroQ
the mayor's statement
I were round to be correct, but in some
I from making any comments upon
; these figures until such time as a care-
was undertaken today and The Argus
finds itself in a position to explain and
in attendance at the Rock Island conlained 5n th(
5 joined in a reply turning down , were fo(ind to fae
CO-OPERATIVE STORE CO. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
have a malnritv vote of the clubs in, meeting
the league. -1 he proposition to ; proiwsm a 6luug m .u'. ifa3es so jncompietr. as to be mislead
tablish a new ten-club league would i would be no Two-Eye league. I in Th fi t rtaim tn th effort
that Moline taxes for last year
amounted to $131,235, and Rock Is
land's to $91,001, is apparently based
upon the figures in the county clerk's
office where the taxes for the county
are extended. The statements as to
assessed valuation of property in each
of the two cities and as to their popu
lation are also correct, but the next
claim is misleading. The total muni
cipal tax rate in Moline is $2.1 1 per
j $100, compared with $1.56 in Rock Is-
; land, it is true, but the reason for
this 1s that Moline is paying a number
! of special assessments which the cit-
A neater, nobbier line i,zens of Rock i8land o not have to
. , , , ,. . , ... , , gt ! meet. ine rate 01 taxation memoes
pi is not shown anywhere fo the prices asked with a broad Mje total rates on different assess
Q range of colors and neat dressy figures at popular prices. ; ;lnto 1
W I For
Are al! in and placed on sale.
vance this amount in anticipation of
the taxes which were still uncollect
ed. Mayor Schaffer drew on this
shortage to the extent of $45,306.02.
leaving an asset of $1,521.61 for the
McCaskrin administration when the
taxes were finally collected, instead of
a deficit of $45,306.02 as the mayor's
The place where the mayor's figures
seem to be mixed as well as incom- j
plete is in his final claim as to receipts :
and expenditures. He includes in the
receipts nearly the entire amount of j
the shortage on which Former Mayor !
Schaffer drew his overdraft, but does j
not include the payment of these ov-j
erdrafts in his expenditures. Just as
truly as the shortage is an asset, the
overdraft is a liability and both must
be included in the computation. The j
result is that the expenditures for the '
past year were $181,135.42 and instead j
of there being a "saving" in the
treasury of $20,509.35, as intimated in ;
the claim, there is actually an over- i
draft of about $25,000. In addition to'
the overdraft, the city clerk states
that there are numerous bills out-:
standing which are yet to come in and !
which if paid this year would bring j
the overdraft up to the usual amount, j
OTHER SUBJECTS REVIEWED.
The Argus of yesterday took up the
other portions of Mayor McCaskrin's
communication, 6howing briefly that on I
the strength of his claim for credit for '
the immense volume of building im- j
provements in Rock Island last year, j
based on The Argus annual review, I
there has been nothing to show that
the fact that he was mayor was ma- i
terial to the result of the year's work.
And while, according to The Argus' !
view, the mayor lays claim to accom
plishments that were for the most part j
not traceable to the fact that he was
mayor, and the conclusions to b? !
drawn from his statement arid compari
sons as to city finances are not wholly ;
sustained by the facts, he modestly over- i
looks the one achievement of both his i
administrations which was really
hi3 own. This was the sup-!
plying of a crying need for
20 years, or at least since the i
inauguration of the paid fire depart j
ment. Reference is made to the auto-'
matic fire alarm system, an essential '
to reliable fire protection service for I
which The Argus has contended for j
years. It was due to Mayor McCask-1
rin that it was provided. This paper I
praised him when he carried it through i
the council, and it gives him full credit
Hence, while The Argus for its own
reasons favors Mr. Schriver for the
first mayor under the commission form
of municipal government, it is still will
ing to give the present mayor the credit
that in its judgment Le is entitled to.
MISS KI.I. .MEHL,.
Miss Ella Mehl died this morning at
9 o'clock at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Tred Mehl. 701 Seven
teenth street, after an illness of three
weeks. Nervous prostration and com
plications caused her death. Miss
Mehl was born in Davenport, Jan. l'i,
narks $14,000 : igg5. She attended the nuhlic schools of
- li . 3 tt.4.-k..lfea 1 f . . Mf -V Tn 1 ! V 1 ..,.. . I . -.. . . ,
V" 5t i For hsPi,al 17.300 ! Moline with her parents. For the rast
lif A very attractive assortment is offered in a percale ma- S ! For indebtedness 15.735 j two years she had lived in Rock Is-
g terial, all white grounds, with wide and narrow stripes. rT gencral pnrposes "oond and v-as employed in the Young
J ' c 'if n ms ok comparison. & McCombs department store. She
also small dots and dressy figures in black, light blue Tnis latter fiKrG js tho onlv nne on leaves her parents and a sister, Frie-
and naw colors. Which are fast, attached CUffS. assorted S i which the two cities can be fairly com- da, and a brother, Chris. The fun-
Now Ready for Your Inspection.
Only the Best Merchandise
Enters This Big Store.
"L" System Clothes
WoodhuEl, Goodale & Bull Clothes
Mark Cross Gloves
Nothing Too Good for Our Customers
The Store That's on the Square
HOW MANY STYLES
IN WOMEN'S SHOES?
One Factory Made Over TOO for the
Spring Season t Meet .All
But few realize to what extent
best suited for the trade in his own' his customers some rare values and
particular territory, thus distributing; i h!1:1 n,ako hu l''K't'"iate profit,
the 700 different styles in all direc-i Street Car Men's Benefit,
tions. I Tin- street railway 'Hilov-! will tiv-
After the fall trips are made every their annual benefit entertainment Hi -sample
shoe is returned to the far- J evening at ihe MaJ' Uc theatre. Tie
tory where they are in Mod a;ain and j i iomm lrirlml. h 10 of the bent act
sold to the retailer at a greatly re-',l.;U j t . i i ri 1
dueed price, as they have served
The shrewd buyer is always on the
alert for these samples sales as it en
Bills Against County.
County Clerk II. It. Hu!!i;inl ,-ohn
( a those Imvlni; bllU against the cnei
nd ixpe'tiim to hiivo t hem allov-
sleeve lengths, coat style. very well made
Jr i m ,
zt aa nareo, inasmucn as u is me runa
uVi i-.Vi run j Vi a r t - if crl f rnpiHantal.
S and good fitting, priced at only ily thls amount is-as large aa it can
g he made because under the law the
Ci Fnr Won Whn TirP !rate of taxation for general purposes
jj. VI XTXi.ll IT11U in a municipality cannot exceed $1.20
. , ,. - . , , . per hundred and that is what Moline's
v. we nave a selection oi extra gooa values in a maaras ,
pi garments, all hght grounds, with dainty and artistic
p- stripes, dots and figures in black, blue, salmon and
P:. green, all guaranteed fast colors, either pleated or plain !es to meet- the ci,izns of Uock l3-thonys hospital after an
O fronts, attached cuffs, any length sleeves, (1 Zfi
P perfect fitting and only marked )XOU
eral will be held Sunday morning at j
10 o clock in the home and burial will
be In Chippiannock cemetery.
OI.I F.R IlltOM X.
Oliver Brown, who came to this city
four weeks a&o from his home at Foil
du Iac, Wis. and entered the em-
shoe manufacturers co in preparing.
fiiT tn i nli lea hirn to sertire the best ofi,v ;in(I -Xeetinn
iin-n iuc i:uiiviuc ianij mi - .,.,.,,,., , ,t lir-li 1 uIkkiIi'
ct- ,.a m.-iti-.rinl anrl unrKmans I ) at ' " " " ' -
less than the manufacturers" cost of j have
nroduction and he in turn can Kive
FEWER I.KVIKS TO MEET.
i nlnv of the Kramer Prlnttnir eomnanv.
Because of having fewer special lev-!riieH thia mnrnin at ,..?n nt R u.
Hair Goods Special
For Saturday Only
land do not have as high a total tax
iwc i iiev yay im uu uiu lujiuwiiig horn Mav
Ievics: " ! Wis. " Mr
For indebtedness 21.050.m
For fjeneral purposes 70,145.00
Rock Island does not have to assess
S : itself to pay a levy of $17,000 for hos-
"f ! pital. and the levies for the library
and tlie park are considerably smaller
O I than those in Moline, while the levy
I to cover the interest on outstanding
O : indebtedness is seen to be larper than
three weeks of typhoid fever. He was
6, 18S9 in Adams otint.
Brown was a printer. He
.9i.0U.oJ j leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary F.
11,630.98 I Brown, who arrived here shortly after
he was taken ill. He also leaves a
sister, Mrs. Ira Nelson, of Wausau,
" In order to reduce ourvery large line of switches and
O cluster puffs we are offering you some rare values, they O for nrera! puri,oses lA base1 ,,1--20
r J j?. per J100. In other words, u ;s fhe lim-
tz!r in Moline. The rate on which the levy
re of every shade from alight blond and gray to a jet it allowed under the law and ithe same
black, each one well made and natural hair. The clus
ter puffs contain from 30 to 40 puffs to a cluster.
$2.50 value $1.75
$2.98 value $1.98
2f : The total amount collected in Rock
;lsland on this levy is less than the
; corresponding amount in Moline, tow
CS ! ever, as the assessed valuation in Mo-
line is the larger as shown in the may
ft $4.50 value $3.50
$12.50 value $9.50
ft , or's ow n figures in valuation making
ft up the $2.0Sj.ori difference in
J m - 1 , . . V. i , . 1 :
, eoiiecien. r.xiJresstu urien, .loune
$4.98 value ..... $3.50 O pays a higher tax than Rock Island
; although the municipal rate is exact
SB. 00 value ..... S4- 50 ft i'-v the same, the difference being this:
Mo'ine is paying for a hospiVl
l i laying out larper suras for park
jr'pose6 and library purposes
Held for Larceny.
Samuel Camp and I.ouis Fredenberg,
young men, were bound over to th
grand jury under $500 bonds each this
afternoon by Police Magistrate C. J.
Smith on charges of larceny. Two
pairs of shoes and a small sum of mon
ey, it is elaimed, were stolen by them
from the shoe repair shop of Albert
Nyolitch. Seventeenth street aul
Fourth avenue, yesterday.
footwear. A reeent Interview with
the shoe buyer of one of the large
stores revea!"d some interestine
facts and figures.
A large manufacturer will make
in women's shoes alone, at least 700
different and d'stinc.t styles of
shoes for a single spring season's
trade, and will then have made only j
what has been asked for in one part !
of the country or another. j
Then styles will be made to suit !
different localities and the travel-j
ing salesmen make up their lines for
all sections of the country. Kach
salesman starting out in the fall with i
his spring; line carries one shoe of
each style, one will have all "lefts"
and another all "rights" of those
them tiled at
th.ui the Mil.
his OH'i'i Hot I. ill I
Seeds That Grow !
The democrats of South Rock Is
land township are requested to meet
Friday. March 10, at 8 p. m. at the
taxes; town hall for the purpose of nominat
ing township officers and transacting
such other business as may properly
come before the meeting.
C. E. SIEMO.V,
I Hosiery g Underwear
For Saturday Only
: Rock Island.
0 Ladies' black lisle hose,
O hem top, split sole, all
0 sizes from Sl3 to re-
O ular 25c, Saturday . . 19c
r ' ftjactual shortaee in taxes collected: " x.au pui -
good, the garment for this A!&nd on which the city had to be run in chase of tea. coffee urtrf rt or-
i . . .. w-
powder we give 12
" ; . . ...
r ; ler s o vera rail in ma last year was j
w ! $45.36.02" is true but is very mis
w j leading. An overdraft is nothing
more nor less than the difference be
&i tween the tax levy and the amount of
Ladies' knit vests, low O j th lvy which is collected and which
norlr tonorf ri r, rr & , is secured as a temporary loan. Tha
" QUICK- !
MUTUAL LOAN COMPANY
IVopIcs National Hank Building.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Evenings. I'lionc West l'-i-
When you plant needs you fxpet-t
thfru to not only furnish viKnriMia,
healthy platit.-i but you x t a full
stand --every need iiiu.-.l urcrw.
jreat care must he exercised in the
selection of seeds to K'l lhene reniiltH SeedH
must be Rood, fresh stork, tmt old seeds ranio!
over by the dealer from se;is'iu to season.
The seeds we are seilin ; ate pMf t ' u la t ly
adaiited to this loraii'.v ind liin.iie and are fresh
stork direct from the growers.
Our sfirk is romplete ;um! ;i trial will lonv.niu
you of their superirr merits.
330 Twentieth Street
A levy upon the ,
Children's lisle lxl ribbed
season, regular 20c.
row nricer! 1 jgt! property
X- I K tn nin iho ft f v Knf tho a moim t I w. A m ...1.4 1 r
F " " " -' ' . uuuuus Kiauuiaicu BUgar ior
... . ' j , bakinc
m i ne zi i j who Uiaue uu , "
Ladies' knit drawers, urn.
P hose, all sizes 6
double sole, regular 25c,
O Saturday 17c
mllerrpd nn this lerv feTI shnrt hv
I46.K27.63. That, of course left the,'50 cents. Saturday, March 11,;
Schaffer administration in its last
brella shape, trimmed in X
v year with Just that amount to
top, Saturday O'make up in some way in order to
only IQc O jeQtiaI the appropriations which had
Horses Bought & Sold
Express Service and Hauling of
C. H. THORNHILL
318 :TJI M. I'lione W. B8I
Alen. Myers & Company
Satisfacto r y
Heating & Plumbing
Repair Work Promptly Attended
Telephone, West 10.