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,r - ; THE NEW CITY COUNCIL Jo
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IS TO TAKE UP
Old Body Will Adjourn and Give
Way to Incoming Aldermen
With Usual Ceremony.
MAYOR TO PRESENT MESSAGE
Committees Will Be Appointed by the
Mayor Possible More Will be
Heard of the Contest.
This evening the now city council
will ho fainially scat oil, and tlio city
ad ruin ist ration will eviter im th new
liscal year. The usual form will he
followed. The old council will meet
ami dispose of such matters as are
before it and will adjourn sine die.
Mayor Schaffer will then call, the nev:
body to order, and Will, after the roll
call, present his. annual , message ' to
the aldermen. The mayor will dis
cuss the present ' conditions in ' the
city, and recommend various measures
and improvements during the coming
year. It is expected that the matter
of finances will be taken up in more
or: les detail, ' '
The council will be formally", organ
ised by the appointment of the new
committees. The committees will be
named by the mayor. There will be
no change in the executive heads of
the city departments, nor, it is be
lieved, 'n any of the appointments
with the exception of that of night
captain of the police department. Cap
tain Ibirk has. as was predicted by
The Argus, has announced to the
ivayor his intention "to leave the ser
vice of the -city. Mayor Schaffer
stated to The Argus this morning that
as yet he has selected no one for this
I lace, and the appointment ol Cap
tain Ilurk's successor may be delayed
lor some little time.
More of Content.
It is likely that, there will be new
developments this evening in the con
test between William Cochran and
Alderman George L. Schmid for the
aldermanic seat in the Fifth ward.
The claim is made that the council
bas In reality reconsidered the vote
by which Alderman Schmid was de
clared elected, since four of the alder
It is Our Tret
We want you to accept our lnvlta
tion to come into our store and join
us in celebrating. No, it's not our
birthday, anniversary or any small
event like that. We have Just re
ceived from George M. Clark & Co.
Ph., a shipment of
-Evaporator Gasolene Ranges
TalVebout beauties! Say. they're
so good, hat they won't last long be
cause there are several newly married
Vouples "off the gas-line" vho won't
be happy though married unless they
'own one of these Ranges.
-The Jewel ' Evaporator Ranges are
the very finest in the way of gasolene
stoves that have ever been offered to
the public; they ate the acme of per
fection In. stove construction liave so
many good points that they've got to
be seen to be appreciated.; Will you
come In and look?
lkn,Mveij & Company
- Opposite Hirper House.
men who voted cn the motion to re
consider have no legal right to a vote.
Old and nv Hotline
The men who will retire from the
council this evening are Allen Pratf
First ward; Charles Oberg. Second
ward ; R. JL Benson, Fourth ward, ant
A. G. Anderson. Seventh .ward.
Charles J: Smith in the Thircf ward
pnd Frank I.awler in the Sixth ward
begin, new terms. The new men in
the council .are Franji V. Blochlingej
it. the First ward. John V. Carse in
the Second ward. Charles L. Thomp
ton in the Fourth ward, and Truman
J. Ellin wood in the Seventh ward.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gludly received and published. But
in eitlu-r case the identity of the sendei
must Be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Wendt-Daxcn. Charles 4 Wend t and
Miss Mamie Daxon. both of this city,
were quietly married Saturday even
ing at S:;:o o'clock at the par
sonage of the German Evangel
ical church by Rev. ! Ed Klimpke.
After the ceremony the con
tracting parties retired ' to a neat
cottage at 417 Fifth avenue which
had been prepared by the groom. The
bride is a graduate of the local high
school and the groom is employed as
shipping cleik at the Standard Table
Oil Cloth company. The best wishes
t)f a host of friends go with them.
Iater in the evening they , were ser
enaded, .to -their . great, surprise . by
about :;oo friends and acquaintances
who assembled headed by the Graham
;nd Woods martial band and played
"Merry Tidings to Thee." and several
other pieces suitable to the occasion.
Meeting Old Ladies' Home Associa
tion. The annual meeting of the Old
Ladies" Home association will be held
:omorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Harper house. All persons who have
contributed $:! or more to this work
are members of the society and en
titled to be present and participate in
the Uansactipns of 4 he meeting. The
-pecial business will be the election of
managers for each of the' succeeding
Byers-Walters. Miss ' Bern ice M.
Walters of Spragtieville. Iowa, and
Oliver 1 Byers of Sabula. Iowa, weie
married Saturday afternoon at "
o'clock at. the parsonage of the Me
morial Christian church by Rev. .W.
L. Clemmer., Miss Walters, 'a sister
of the bride, and C. M. Burke of
Watertown were the attendants. Mr.
Byers is on the staff of the Sabula
Gazette and was at one time editor
of the Preston Times. They will
make their home in Sabula.
Thomas-Keithley. Rev. W. B. Cleni
mer at the parsonage of the Memorial
Christian church last evening at. 9:30
o'clock officiated ai the marriage ot
Miss Dasie D. Kelthley to Paul A.
Thomas, both of Middleton, Mo. They
were unattended. Mr. Thomas is a
bridge builder stationed at Sherrard
where he and his bride will reside
Endowment Fund Society. The En
dowment Fund society of Augustana
college will meet Wednesday after
noon at the home of Mrs. K. T. Ander
son, 917 Nineteenth street. : The first
of a series of papers on travel will
be given by Mrs. J. Telleen
Coffee at Bethany Home: The sew
ing society of Bethany home-will give
a coffee tomorrow afternoon from 2
to 5 at the home. The ladies hope
for a liberal patronage.
Valued Same as Gold.
B. G. Stewart, a merchant of Cedar
View, Miss., says: "I tell my custom
ers when they buy a box of Dr. King's
New Life Pills they get the worth of
that much gold' In weight, if afflicted
with constipation, malaria or bilious
ness." s Sold under guarantee at all
druggists. 25 cen4s. ;
There is probably no medicine made
that is relied upon with more implicit
confidence - than- Chamberlain's "Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. Dur-
!ng the third of a century, in which
it has been in use, people have learned
hat It is the one remedy that never
ails. When Tednced with water and
weetened it Is pleasant to take. For
ale by alt druggists. ' - - i.
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, CHARLIES J. SMITH.
REPORT OF YEAR
Chief L. V.' Eckhart Gives an
Account of the Work of the
SYSTEMS ARE MORE MODERN
Up to Date Methods of Records and
Improved Mechanical Apparatus
Have Been Installed.
Chief L. V. Eckhart of the police
department has Filed with the city
clerk, to submit to the city council,
a report of the work of the depart
ment for the last year. The report
states that the discipline of the force
was never better, there having been
no reports of insubordination, and but
few reports of neglect of duty or vio
lation of rules. The department, al
though smaller in 'proportion to the
population than the forces maintained
by cities in general in this and other
states, has proved adequate to pre
serve good order, suppress crime and
enforce the ordinances. ' The chief
calls attention to the installation of
a modern switchboard and storage bat
tery system, without additional ex
pense except for materials He rec
ommends further extensions of the
patrol system, there being large. areas
in which there are no boxes.
During the fiscal year: ending April
10. the police magistrate owllected $2.
107.0.1 in fines and fees; ' the sum of
$Sfi was collected for the ambulance
fund: the department paid $121.10 for
meals', and stolen property to the
value of $4,197.41 was recovered.
' Arrentn Made.
During the year there were 702 ar
rests made1; 20 1 being state cases and
."01 city cases. Of this n timber 3.10
were for disorderly conduct;, 100 for
drunkenness; 59 for larceny; 30 for
assault and battery: 10 for breach of
the peace, and 9 for burglary and. lar
ceny. , Other charges ranged in num
ber from one to nine. Lodgirg was
furnished to 1,114.
There were 205 calls Tor the patrol
wagon, and 295 ambulance calls dur
ing the year. The heaviest month
for the ambulance was in June, when
42 runs were made, while the patrol
wagon made the highest number , of
runs. 32, in August.
The police officers -collected $841
dog tax. on which $S4.10 commission
was ..allowed. Officer-'Fitzgerald col
lected the largest amount. $315. Dur
ing the year the officers reported 1.005
lights wit a total of G.13G hours.
Improved Heeorilti. '
Concluding his report, the chief
calls attention to the difference in the
conduct of the department now and
when he took charge. He calls at-
AN EXCLUSIVE SHOP.
' Surely, there should be just as
much care and tnpughtfulness in
the, selection- of a , graduation
gift as , that to commemorate
other gift times, arid selection
from this shop renders it im
mune from a dozen duplications.
This alone wouMd suffice to
lend unusualness, 1'ikableness,
effectiveness, refinement and dis
tinction to your gift and render
it entirely out of the ordinary.
Rock Island, lie
THE ARGUS. MOXDAY. MAY 4.
HENRY J. FRICK.
teution to the bookkeeping system,
the card index of criminals, the in
stallation of a typewriter and modern
office methods, and other changes
tending to a more business like basis.
"In short," the chief concludes, "the
department 'is, without egotism on my
part,, more metropolitan, than it ever
has been, and it is my desire as far
as possible to improve the efficiency
of the department."
The report of. Miss Dina Itamsor,
police matron, to the chief, is attached
to the chief's . report. The report
shows clearly the wisdom of thosf
who advocated the creation of this
office in the city. Miss Ramser has
labored under many disadvantages
during the year, but the report shows
that big results have been attained
notwithstanding. The matron -made
18S calls, received 437 calls, wrote
107 letters and attended to 15 cases
in the. couifty court, in addition to
the' work falling to her in -caring for
stranded girls, delinquent boys and
girls, and criminal cases where women
were the offenders. She found -employment
for 15 women and girls dur
ing the year.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Trouble have
returned from, a visit at .Monmouth.
Mis Mary Streekfus leaves tonight
for Atlanta, Ca.;u'to visit her sister.
Mrs.' Fowler Manning.
William McConochie will lsave next
Sunday for a trip'.through Europe and
the Holy Land, lie will be gone three
or four months.
Mr. and Mrs: B. r.' Connelly, this
morning became flu- parents of a son,
weight 9 pounds.-and born at their
residence, 1204 Second avenue.
F. Coble. SIS : Forty-second street,
has disposed oT-lrift dairy business to
bis son . Glenn,', aiul , with his-family
left today to take charge of lock No.
20 on the Hennepin canal, which is
located near Genoseo, in Henry county.
Rev. and Mrs. ' S. G. Hagglund and
son left today for Rockford to attend
the meeting of the Illinois conference
of the Lutheran chnrcu-They will
be gone two weeks. Alfred Pealstrom
will attend the conference as a dele
gate from the First Swedish Lutheran
church. . - '
Mayor H. C. Schaffer will go to
Springfield tomorrow to attend a sec
ond meeting of Illinois mayors for
the purpose of devising means for
raising greater municipal revenues.
The mayor this morning received an
urgenr request irqm Mayor Kusse ot
Chicago asking him to attend.
Htn. Ben .T. Cable of this city has
been elected one-of the trustees of.
the Cleveland consolidated street rail
way system, in the furtherance of
Mayor Johnson's ' plans for general 3
eent fares.. The fight which has just
ended with' a victory for Mayor John
son has attracted attention through
out the country.
A. W. Bo wen. who has been man
ager of tha. Rock Island store of A. J.
Lloyd, is soon to leave the city with
his wife to take up their residence in
Denver, Colo. His resignation goes
into effect with the closing of Mr.
Lloyd's Rock Island place of business,
about June 15. and Mr. and, Mrs.
Powen will remove at once to the
Colorado capital, where Mr. Eowen
has accepted terms with the Gano
Downs hat ,6tore.
Wr. P. Boynton. city controller of
Alton, Is in the city today investigat
ing the Rock Island water works sys
tem, and in company with Superinten
dent L W. Cavanaugh inspected' the
plants. ' He was much pleased with what
he saw. TheAlton waterworks system
is owned by a private corporation
which recently advanced the rates to
consumers 100 per cent and the city
has taken the question, of exorbitant
rates into the courts. Meanwhile City
Controller - Boynton, is ascertaining
what other cities .are taxed for water.
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County Judge R. W. Olmsted will
be in Springfield Wednesday and
Thursday. to attend the annual con
vention of the IllinoisAssociation of
County ''and Probate Judges,, of which
be is. the secretary. " A featifre of the
convention ill be 4 banquet, at which
Governor - Denecn.: ex-Govcmor Yates,
Attorney General Stead, . Speaker
Shurtleff Lieutenant Governor Sher
man and Justice Drrin Carter of the
state ; supreme court - will be the
speakers. . Judge Charles S. Cutting
of the Chicago probate. court' will de
liver an address' at the convention; -
CHARLES L. THOMPSON.
60 HAVE PERMITS
Majority of Saloons-Not Objec
tionable to Mayor Schaffer
Secure Their" Licenses.
SOME HAVE CHANGED HANDS
Stormy . Scenes in Executive Office
Robert Wagner . Denies Effort
to Influence Mayor.
City Clerk M. T. Rudgren up to this
afternoon bad issued a total of CO sa
loon licenses. Mayor Schaffer was in
his office all day. and was visited by a
number of saloon keepers .who are
having difficulty in securing renewals
of their permits. At various times the
mayor's emphatic statements could be
heard in the corridor and the city
clerk's office, and from the tone used,
it might be judged that the applicant
was not meeting success.
The licenses issued since the last
announcement in The Argus are to
the following: John Ainsworth; Miles
McKinney; Peter Devenyns (for the
Haymarket saloon on Seventeenth
street), A. C. Gregg, August Van Kerre
broeck. Victor Van Tieghem. Bunyan
Street (for the place at' 4.22 Twenty
fourth street), Charles Bramble, An
drew Brady, Tbeo Van Heck, Ernest
letller. Mat Rentfrow. H. C. Luch
mann. Got Med Bertram, August Gei
ger, Charles.. E. Johnson, C. C. Kroe
ger. T. W. Jackson. J. G. Parker. C. N.
Kruger, C. W. Cavanee (2000 Fifth
avenue). August C. Hanson, P. P. Sie
mon. Dan Drost. Cal Crumpton. Otto
Gottseh. Joseph Dietz, Harper House
company (two -licenses). L. P. Sen roe
dor, W. H. llealy. Herman Schwecke..
Henry Dressen. and the Rock Island
Robert Wagner, president of ihe
Rock Island Brewing company, speak
M.i.i.Lii i i Liirmm i n 1 1
Commencing tomorrow morning, a
Special sale of silks
to continue three days
I EVER have 'we offered better silk values. The splendid quality of
Ithe silks; the
range of selection all are features that emphasize the unusual char
acter of tliis; salei With our positive assurance that the qualities are
durable and the patterns are correct, hundreds of jwomen intending
later to buy silks for waists and suits will take advantage of these low
sale prices. "Ve anticipate a large response to this announcement.
New Fancy Taffetas in pretty stripes
and checksthis season's most ef
fective patterns, suitable for waists
and suits. Regular
specially priced at
Fancy Taffeta of a superior quality
in refined checked and striped pat
terns and warp printed effects. These
deserve special notice, being, f
85c and $1 silks, at per yardOC
Mri,.ay'ir-if vi- r'Ti 1111 it'rl
, u J
ing to an Argus representative, said
that neither he nor his company had
sought o influence Mayor Schaffer in
the matter of renewal of licenses to
places objectionable fo the mayor, and
that at no time has his company un
dertaken" to make a single suggestion
to the mayor relative to the bonding
system. ' As far as the Rock Lslanrt
Brewing company is concerned, be
siiid, it is raising no objections to the
mayor's moves in dealing with the sa
loons. FIREMEN ARE CALLED TWICE
No Damage Results from Either of the
, Two- Sunday Fires.
The fire, department had two runs
yesterday. A pile of rubbish in the
barn in the rear of 1102 Third avenue
caught fire in some way at 10 o'clock
in the morning and the department
was summoned by telephone to the
scene. There was no damage done
at there was nothing itwthe barn at
the time. The other call was at 1
o'clock to the shop of the colored
barber at 220 Eighteenth street. A
fire place which contained a pile of
papers had been boarded up when the
barber shop was installed there. The
papers had in -some way been set
afire. Xo damage resulted, from the
C0E MAN MADE FOREMAN
A. Saddoris is Appointed Head of the
May Grand Jury.
Judge W. H. Gest convened the May
term of 'the circuit court this after
noon at 2 o'eTock. The grand jury re
ported, and A. Saddoris of Coe town
ship was appointed foreman by " the
A Californian's Luck.
"The luckiest .day of my life was
when I bought a box of Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve." writes Charles I Budahn
of Tracy. Cal. "Two 25 . cent boxes
cured me of an annoying case of itch
ing piles, which had troubled nie for
years and that yielded to no other
treatment." Sold under guarantee at
1 1 1 1 f,M,f,ij,iM,i.B.i.ij.i,i,f.i.tj.i.it
beauty and distinctiveness of
collection of -'Cheney Bros. Foulard's7 'of AQft
quality in $1 grade last season's pat. at "OL
.Bond Black Taffeta of 'Splendid worth and fine-.Ov'-nessi
" Desired for waists and dresses. y $1 grade
IS SOON IN JAIL
Man Wanted at Omaha for Bur
glary is Captured Here in
Less Than 12 Hours.
ADMITS DOING THE JOB
Will Be Taken- Back to Answer the
Charge Had Been Here Only an
Hour When Arrested.
Within 12 hours after a burglary
was committed at Omaha Saturday
moniing, the Rock Island police had
in custody the man wanted lor the
theft, and the prisoner. Ed Berger, has
admitted to the police that he com
mitted the burglary in the Nebraska N
city. Berger was picked up Saturday
afternoon by Officer Herman Sehuert.
oi, a description furnished by tele
gram to the department from Omaha. (
Ituhhrd n llei-Iilcnfc.
Berger i.s wanted for robbing a resi
dence there at 2 o'clock Saturday
morning and stealing a trio of dia
monds and a gold watch of considera
ble value. He arrived here aboul
12:30 Saturday noon, and within an
hour was in custody at the police sta
tion. The Omaha authorities have
been notified and arrangements are
being made to take Berger back then1:
.to stand trial.
' The World's Best Climate.
Is riot entirely 'frfeTro'ni disease, on
the high 'elevations fevers prevail,
while on the lower levels malaria is
encountered to a greater or less ex
tent, according to altitude.' To over
come climate alTVciioiis lassitmie, ma
laria, jaundice, biliousness, (over and
ague, and general debility, the most
effective remedy is Electric Pitiers.
the great alterative and blood purifier:
the antidote for every form of bodily"
weakness, nervousness, and insomnia.
So;d under guarantee at all druggists."
Price 50 cent b.
u i iJif i ri LnTTTj i.ti.i i i i i.r7i
the patterns; the wide
Popular Fancy Rough silks stripes,
checks and embroidered figures. Es
pecially desirable for summer, wear
and will make : up beauti- fQ
fully.-98c value, priced yd. "Ow
High grade black Taffeta, possessing
a beautiful soft finish, r This is a first
choice for waists and entire dresses.
30 inches wide. " Regular, 'ICkrt
$1 quality, special, per yard . 1