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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1905.
Your New Mouse
1 MILLER RETIRES
Chief of Police Serving Last Day
in the Department.
Will need a nice
cialty. Get our
prices before let
ting your work.
We can save
RESIGNATION TAKES EFFECT
First Served in That Office 25 Years
Ago Always Advocated Spoils
Our New Wall Papers
WE ARE READY TO SHOW YOU THE NEW AND
Irt Ideas in Decoration.
GATHERED FROM THE EAST AND FROM FOREIQN
IT WILL BE A PLEASURE TO YOU TO SEE THESE
NOVEL WALL PAPERS. THEY ARE IN THE HIGHEST
DECREE DECORATIVE, IN THE TRUEST SENSE AR
TISTIC. WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION THIS COMING
WEEK OF THIS FINEST LINE OF WALL PAPERS AND
FABRICS YET OFFERED TO OUR DISCRIMINATING
PATRONS. j uJlH
Adams Wall Paper Co.
H. W. WARD. Mgr.
312-314 TWENTIETH ST., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
We Show The Best Assortment of v
Phil Miller is serving Lis last day as
head of the police department of the
city of Rock Island, the resignation he
handed to the mayor taking effect June
1. It was more than 25 years ago that
Mayor Carse appointed him to the of
fice he has held much of the time in
the intervening period, and while the
exigencies of politics have demanded
that some one else take his place fo;
two years now and then, he has served
K! years at the head of the police de
To I be Victor.
Not being an advocate of civil service
in the police departmen. the chief might
he heard, almost any time one would
drop into the police station, proclaim
ing the principle that to the victors he
long the spoils. Chief Miller was not
a supporter of the present mayor, so
he hands in his resignation and retires
to private life after service for a month
under the new administration.
Kiilrrril in l7.
Phil Miller first entered the force
March 27, having been appointed
deputy marshal. He served as marsh
al one year and was a patrolman for
two years. Added to this public serv
ice are six years he was deputy sheriff.
In retiring Chief Miller makes no
announcement as to what he will turn
his attention to. but indicates that he
will take life easy for a time. His sue
cessor has not yet been appointed.
ALL OUR BLOUSE SUITS ARE FULL
AND ROOMY, AND MADE BY THE
f BEST MANUFACTURERS. PRICES
NO HIGHER THAN CHEAPLY MADE
NO TROUOLE TO SHOW GOODS.
TEN THOUSAND AT TOWER
Roller Coaster Carries About 4,000
People During Day.
It is 'estimated that lu.uuti people
visited the Watch Tower yesterday. Ol
these many were the excursionists
who came in during the day. The one
inconvenience in the trip to the Tower
and to the base ball park was the
length of time it look to get there. But
the street car company was running all
of the cars it could and accomodating
the people as fast as it could. As
it was. there were so many loaded
cars on that line that they were too
much for the power.
The roller coaster carried nearly
4.0ti0 people during the day and even
ing, which indicates the popularity of
the new attraction. The Light Guard
Marine band of Moline provided a con
cert both afternoon and evening, and
Ogden's orc hestra furnished music for
the dancing. Many people visited
Campbell's island and Suburban islam;
also during the day.
MEMORIAL DAY IN COUNTY
George C. Wenger and Samuel R. Ken
worthy Deliver Addresses.
Ceorge C. Wenger made the Memori
al day address to the people of Andalu
sia yesterday afternoon. Rev. Mr
Brink of that community also made a
speech on this occasion. Andalusia
lays claim to more of the soldier dead
and living than any other place in this--section
in proportion to its population,
and no one rises to dispute it. Among
the distinguished veterans present at
the exercises there was Capt. Haft
bauer of Buffalo. Iowa, who was a
guard over the body of President Lin
coin, as it was lying in state.
S. It. Kenworthy delivered the Me
morial address at Hillsdale, the cre
monies there taking place in the morn
ing. An appropriate program was alsc
carried out by the people of that com
M. C. R.ICE, Prop.
f f"lff For new and second hand goods. X
biegel s Loan uttice 320 20th st, ou Phone wroix g
SPECIAL SESSION TONIGHT
Council Will Inspect Grounds on First
Avenue for Western Union.
The city council will meet in special
session this Evening at T, :'.',() to inspect
the situation on First avenue, when
the Western In ion Telegraph com
pany desires to put its wires pending
the action of the council in ordering
them under ground.
There may be other matters be fort
the session, but what they will be I
not known at present. It 'is probable
however. that there will be an ad
journuient until T:'!u for further busi
CAUSE OF THE DELAY
IN STREET CAR SERVICE
Necessity of Hastening of Double
Track on Tower Line Recognized
The unsatisfactory service on the
Tower line during the hours of the
baseball rush yesterday was a subject
of general complaint, particularly as it
followed instances of inadequate faci
lities on this branch, on former occa
sions since the baseball season opened.
When the matter was spoken of to
General Manager Lardner this morn
ing, he said: "There were several cir-
cumstances that entered into the con
dition of the service. I made it a
point to be on the ground during the
time of the rush, and while I could
see that the trains were not moving
with the rs?ularity that they shouid.
there were obstacles that developed
which could not be promptly overcome.
It should be remembered that the sky
cleared so suddenly that hundreds of
people who had apparently abandoned
the idea of going to the park were sud
denly seized with the impulse to go.
They swarmed to the cars at the same
time, and from about 2:45 until 3:30
we had more than could he handled
although we had plenty of cars. The
trouble was not so much in the equip
ment as in the kec-ping of the trains
moving. The strain on the power on
this particular line had iis effect, on
trains both ways and resulted in vex
ations delays on switches.
"This incident more than anything
else has satisfied the company that the
double track is the only solution. We
have already started on this improve
ment, but will redouble our effort now
to fill in the gap between Aiken street
and Seventh avenue and Twelfth
street as rapidly as it is possible to
accomplish it. This will do away with
one source of complaint and there will
be no lack of cars on hand fo bring the
people hack henceforth."
Miss Florence Head will spend the
J. K. Montrose of Peoria is in Kock
Island on business.
Attorney S. H. Thompson of this
city delivered the Decoration day ad
dress at Anna wan yesterday.
William H. Dent ley has returned to
him home at Cincinnati after a visit of
severaj weeks in Rock Island.
Miss Florence Hartwagel of St.
Ixiuis arrived last evening and is a
guest of Mrs. Mabel Thoening.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Kd wards leave
next week for New York, and will sail
June 17 from that city on the steamer
Lucania. to spend tlje summer in Ku-
fJeorge Hill has gone to Monmouth
to resume his work in installing a
lighting plant there. He has been home
for several weeks on account of severe
Rev. Granville H. Sherwood, the new
rector of Trinity parish arrived last
evening from Streator and took up his
temporary abode at the Harper. Mr
Sherwoods family will arrive during
Mrs. C. K. Johnson and son Roy, who
is a salesman for the Rock Island Plow
company, depart this evening for New
York, and will sail June 3 on the steam
er Campania. They will spend tTie sum
mer in Europe.
Oscar Linden, who graduates this
week from the theological seminary of
Augustana college, departs tomorrow-
evening for Spokane, Wash. He has
accept cil a call to the pastorate of a
small church at Spokane.
ROCK ISLAND ENGINE
CUTS OFF MAN'S HEAD
Fireman Lawless Witness of Suicide
of Peoria Man Who Was Tired
An Open Letter.
From the Chapln. S. C. News: Earl
in the spring my wife and I were takei
with diarrhoea and so severe were tin
pains that we called a physician wht
prescribed for us, but his medicine;
failed to give any relief. A friend wht
had a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy Oe
hand gave each of us a dose and wt
at once felt the effects. 1 procured s
bottle and before using the entire con
tents we were entirely cured. It is fe
wonderful remedy and should be fount
in every household. II. C. Bailey, edl
tor. This remedy is for sale by al
The Children's Favorite.
For coughs, croup, whooping cough
etc. One Minute Cough, Cure Ls th
children's favorite. This is because 1
contains no opiate, is perfectly harm
less, tastes good and cures. Sold bj
Fireman Ed Lawless, of this city
was the only eye witness to a tragedy
at Peoria last, evening. Engineer Fred
Dalzell was at the throttle ami the lo
eomotivH was being run out of the
roundhouse for the trip to this city
when Cleve Morton, a mid-lie aed
Peorian. who had tir-d of life, knelt
Reside the track with his head across
the rail and allowed himself to be
struck by the wheels. His head w-as
severed from his body. lawless, who
saw the act. shouted to the engineer
to stop, but it was too late. Morton
Had told friends that he intended end
ng his life, though the reason for I he
act is not known.
License to Wed.
lohn Anderson Moline
Emma Christina Olson Moline
Leonard Lunstrum Rockford
Ida Swanson Kockford
Neil A. Holt Moline
Bessie A. Hillier Iim k Island
Philip O. Eiken Moline
Amy E. Thompson Roek Island
Cured His Mother of Rheumatism.
"My mother has been a sufferer for
many years w ith rheumatism." says W
H. Howard, of Husband. Pa. "At times
she was unable to move at all. while
at all times walking was painful. I
presented her with a bottle of Cham
berlain's Pain Halm and after a few
applications she decided it was the
most wonderful pain reliever she had
ever tried, in fact, she is never without
it now and is at all times able to walk
An occasional application of Pain
Balm keeps away the pain that the
was formerly troubled with." For ea
iy all leading driitsists.
CHANGE OF VENUE
Asked for by Plaintiff in the Storm
Drain Case This Afternoon.
TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT
Notice Served Upon Matthias Schnell
in Court Room This Morning by
the Mayor More Delay.
A motion by the plaintiff, Matthias
Schnell, filed this afternoon, asking for
a change of venue from Judge (1 raves.
serves to effect another delay in the
case of Matthias Schnell vs. the city of
Judge Graves, who is presiding" in
the circuit court, stated that the qnes
tio now in his mind, is as to whether
or not the motion is drawn and filed
in accordance with the provisions of
the statutes. On account of his uncer
tainty with reference to this point he
took the matter under advisement and
said that in the meantime he would
communicate with Judge Ramsay.
Holtln No Prejudice.
"Whatever the belief of the plaintiff
may be this court holds no prejudice
against him," Judge Graves said. "Noth
ing has gono from this court to indi
cate in any way that I have any feel
ing in the matter. If anything has
reached him that would lead him to
believe that there is prejudice it Is
without foundation. But. notwithstand
ing this, if the petition for the change
of venue Is in proper form as provided
by the statutes. 1 will not insist upon
the trial of the case."
Served Ilia Notice.
As the storm drain case was about
to be brought trial in the circuit court
this morning Mayor McCaskrtn ap
proached Matthias Schnell. the plain
tiff in the case, and served notice upon
him to complete the drain according
to contract. This notice after reciting
the conditions of the contract, says:
"This assignment makes, you. Mat
thias Schnell. responsible to the city
of Rock Island for the fulfillment i
your duties as sinli contractor. This
you have not done, and unless the said
Twenty fourth street storm drain be
completed pursuant to the terms of the
original contract and the specifications
therein named, lived up to, then you
will abide by such action as the city,
though its executive, shall elect to
wards you. You will either be ordered
to remove this drain as a nuisance or
the same will be completed under the
direction of the city authorities and
put in condition suitable for a perma
nent structure at the expense of the
bondsmen. This you will do within the
next :;) days, beginning with this, the
31st day of May. A. D. l!ir.."
hU. fair Time.
Upon the .serving of this document
the attorneys for the plaintiff asked
for further time, in or,der that they
might determiue upon some course,
being uncertain what procedure to pur
sue in view of this notification.
The attorneys for the city declared
that it was no more than a communica
tion from a private citizen, and the
court stated that the) name signed to
the notice was a M ranger to the rec
ords of the case, and he was not in
clined to allow the time unless the
plaintiff's attorneys could show where
in it had a bearing on the issues of
the case, which was then ready for
The plaintiff's attorneys set up the
claim that while they wen; not pre
pared to show wherein the notice had
a bearing upon the case which was
ready for trial, they desired the time
to investigate and determine whether
or not any such relation existed. The
court finally decided that they should
be given until 2 o'clock to loo; into
the question, and at that hour the
change of venue motion came before
SUGGESTS SCHOOL CHORUS
Principal Brown Talks of Musical At
tainments in School.
Principal H. E. Brown, of the high
school, in commenting on the fact that
the high school orchestra will for the
first time in the history of the school
furnish the music for the commence
ment exercises of the school, said that
while the organization of the orchestra
is an achievement of which the school
is proud, it is the intention next year
to organize a school chorus in addition
to the school orchestra, and he said
that probably next year a chorus of
100 voices would assist at the com
mencement program. A well harmon
ized chorus of to voices assisted at the
Broadway Presbyterian church last
Sunday, when the baccalaureate ser
mon was preached by Rev. W. S. Mar
quis. The chorus was hastily selected,
and had ben rehearsing but a little
more than a week. It demonstrated,
however, that there is unlimited ma
teViai in the school for a larger chorus,
which, with proper training, would take
high rank among lri-Ity musical organizations.
Don't Use Poor Oil.
For use. on sewing machines, bicyc
les and all purposes requiring a fine
lubricant the Lest is the cheapest in
the end. Genuine Singer oil can only
be obtained at Singer stores. Look
for the red S.
210 Twentieth street. Rock Island.Ill.
Sick headache results from a disor
dered stomach and is quickly cured by
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets. For sale by all leading druggists.
Q Hair Vigor. You know
gray nair adds twenty years to
your looks! Then restore the
color; keep young! Stop your
hair from falling out and make it
grow long and heavy. jJttftL,'
Easy, Loose, Windy,
For the Dog Days.
A trifle lined sheer feather weight
Suits $5 to $15
All late shapes for men.
50c to $6.
So miners & La Velle
DON'T BLAME THE COOK
If things don't go as far as you think they ought to. Per
haps you are getting an inferior grade of groceries, and
that may account for it; and you are also probably paying
higher prices than you should. If you want to make the
money laid aside for household expenses go farther than it
ever has before, get the best class of groceries at the low
est prices by trading here, for that is the aim of this store
to sell better groceries at a lower price than our competi
tors. Look at these prices:
C lbs. Head KIco . ...25c 8 sacks Salt ' 25c
C salt Mackerel ...25c 1 lb. N. J. Tea 25c
C cans Oil Sardines 25c 2 lbs. Coffee, good 25c
Vi cans Mustard Sardines. .. .25c Strictly fresh ICggs, doz 15o
C bottles Catsup 25c (lood Corn, per doz 75c
U cans Cream 25c R J. Teas, per doz 90c
C pkgs. Gold Dust 25c Yeast Foam, per pkg 3c
10 bars IJ. C. Soap 25c Fancy large Olives, quart... 25c
3 cans Table Svrup 25c 2 larKt barH Ivorv Soa, 15c
2 bars Sapolio 15c
ca"3 ,al1 "' Amrmmia llart ,M)ttle a,,
:i lbs. Cakes 25c & ll. can best Making lwder.50c
S pkgs. Tooth I'icka 25c 3 pkgs. Jello 25c
Everything in the line, especially Sugar, Dour, Butter
and Lard, at the lowest bottom prices.
THE ECONOMY GROCERY
1515 SECOND AVENUE.
Don't Try to Keep House
Unless you're prepared to keep
it right. For instance, don't do
without hct and cold water when
we can put this great conveni
ence into your home at such
small cost small in comparison
with the comfort, the labor and
health saving. "Perfect plumb
ing" is our motto. See how well
we live up to it.
ciiannon Si nurr'A II
Hrtratrralk ft treat.
Also a large line of B-cycle Tires
and Sundries. We hav the best
equipped bicycle repair shop In
JOHN KOCH, 218 Seventeenth 8L (Market Square.)
CALL AND EXAMINE THE RACYCLE TWO-SPEED GEAR.