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TIIF. ARGna THUBSDAT. DECEMBER 27, 1C34.
Matilda. It was a good torn yon did me when you told m
mt Saata CUm Soap. It makes the clothes whiter than any other,
14 saTta time aad work.
Mast. Yea, and It doe sot Injure the hands or the clothes.
SANTA CLAUS SOAP.
C:.i tj TI.I N. K. fKSKH CC:.:?AtiY, Cbicsso.
You Can Make
So more useful or acceptable
HOLIDAY GIFT than a good
Mackintosh. We hare a large
Stock of Ladies, Misses, Gentle
men! and Boys. Styles, Qualities
and Prices will surely please
you, and now is the time to
make your selection.
Our Hot Water Bottles
Are the Best Made.
Remember your horse and buy
him a pood Rubber Cover. It
will pay you.
Everything in Rubber at the
Rubber Store, pfene
WILSON HAJGHT & CO.
20? Brady street, Davenport.
RASMTJSSEN, FREE CO.
Have j nut received a beautiful lot of Gold Bow Knot Frames which
are being given away with every order for their best Cabinet
Photos. Remember that they make the finest work at lowest
prices. For example,
Cabinet Photos as low as Si per doz.
And Three-quarter Life-Size Crayon Portraits at $1.50.
Frame included. Don't entrust your valuable originals to strang
ers. Bring them direct to the gallery, and save agents' commis
sion. Don't delay if you want yonr portraits
EASUUSSEN, FREE Co.
aSATHU ASD TBKT1LATIKO IKQlKKEas.
HAVE YOU SEES
THE ; CAPITOL
If Not, Why Not?
Com aad see the Heater, and judge its
merits yourself. Fifteen sold this sea
son, and more going. Call for descrip
.112 and 1 14 W. 17th street.
INSPECTOR AT BAY.
Williams, of the Gotham Police
Force, Faces GofT.
k wrnrass who admits roranro,
I Til MMi-wci PI
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 SECOID AVEIUE.
& Vrm im imrt. Will Vrao m orr mtk B.i4 wHh WaiTTBJI
FiVAKAl .11 It Cm a.rm Debility, Leajerorxoal r-oaw in uki ki,
I Imlnian KaMMi from mmf cans.. If b,Ih4. nek trmihlc Ini
' mmiiIim Wvltr.B.IR boa b ml, bn for SV. b r' ?7 S
.r.r v a written mttnt to mi or xelKM ta. money. anar
AAl USJUOMB OO. CtM.UMl.OkM.
For bj T. II. Thomas, Druggist, sole agent, Sock Island, III.
JOBS BCHaJTB, Proptletor.
Tb tiz'.zzzt Wins. Ucaors. Beer ind Cissrs tv.n on Hsac
Mtalwbtlatak tor Bis
Km Km Bee Itatlea la etviag the Lie ta
is Aenm, Ma Matter Whe They Arc.
aad Ural to. Proatasly ta All Qi
FMay Kxtrarta ft I ta
Xrw Vobk, Dec 27. Xext to Superin
tendent Byrnes Inspector Alexander Will
iams is looked upon by the residents of
this city as the man who knows every de
tail in connection with the police depart
ment In New York, and there was a large
audience in the Lexow committee room to
hear what the inspector had to say. Law
yers, doctors, bankers, brokers, and men
about town scrambled for scats to hear the
f anion "Knight of the Club" and Inquis
itor Guff cross foils in a wordy fencing
match. During the early part of the pro
ceedings former Ward man Sbalvey, who
was Policeman Hassey's partner in the
twelfth precinct, was examined, and he
told about his collections of bribe money
from saloonkeepers, proprietors of houses
of ill fame, and policy shops, t
laraeesor Wniaw sTaees Gob. 1
He accused Captains Webb (retired),
Dohcrty, Eakins and Schultz of receiving
the bribes. During Schultz' regime he
said that the price on policy slops was
raised 10 per cent, and that in nine
months he paid over to Schultz about $4.
500. Detective Sergeants Phil Riley and
James Von Grischten were called after re
cess and they said they attended the races
at Saratoga during their vacations and
that they received money from the owners
of the track for keeping "crooked persons'
away from it, but denied ever having di
vided money they got with any of the po
lice officials in New York. Inspector
Williams was then called and every one
was cn tip-toe of expectations. He
was dressed in full uniform, and
seemed to be as unconcerned as if he
wctc going to testify against an ordinary
"drunk and disorderly.
Deaouace Schmittberger as a Uar,
In reply to Goff he said that he learned
the tralc of ship carpenter, and previous
to 16, when he joined the force, he had
charge of shipyards in China and Japan.
hen he left there he was worth from
$15,Oi A) to fc.M.OuO, and had property in
Japan. He accounted for his transactions
in real estate and swore positively that
he was never directly or indirectly con
nected with the sale of Hollywood whis
ky. The inspector had freqently been
accused of having an interest in the com'
pany which handled this brand of liquor,
and it was stated that by displaying the
company's sign in a prominent place the
prjprietors of saloons were protected from
arrest or annoyance for violation of the
excise laws. W llhams denounced r-chmltt
berger as a liar, and said he was prompt'
ed to lie by a promise of immunity given
by the Lexow committee.
, -Tonetaf Wltaeas Tet
He met GofT s attacks stubbornly and
frequently aroused merriment by bis
answers to several questions. After sev
enty minutes of fencing GofT asked for an
adjournment until this morning, and the
majority of the spectators said that Wil
liams was the 'toughest" witness that the
investigator had met as yet. When the
inspector took the witness stand he let his
eyes roam around the room and finally
fixed them on Goff. Then he told of his
property holdings when ho joined the
force, of his dock yard business and his
questioner seemed a good deal interested
in what property be had in (when he
joined the force) and what he did with it.
A FINANCIAL INQUISITION.
Frcaeeator Coft Waats to Kaow Xach
About William.' Money.
Goff asked him: "You sold your Brook
lyn house. How much did you get for
It?" "I got .,00u. I can't remember 1
"What bank was the rest of your money
in?" "It was not in any bank. It was in
bills of exchange on English banks.
"Did you cash them before vou joined
the police force? 1 es."
"What did you get lor them? Gold?"
'No, paper money. I got the face value
of the bills."
'Where did you put that money?" "In
a safe belonging to a man named Terry."
"V ou can t tell the amount you depos
ited with Mr, Terry? " "Between tla.OOO
If the money was in greenbacks they
would not have been valuable. Gold was
over SH0 then." "Yes, I got 2S3 or 385 for
"Why did yon put it in tho safe?" "To
preserve it from burglars and robbers."
"And corrupt bank officials?'- cs.'
"You have thought carefully over your
evidence? ' "Well, not specially. I have
thought over it."
lnu remember Commissioner Mc
Clave's and Commissioner Sheehan's tes
timony?" "Yes, I read their evidence in
" ou don t intend to refuse to disclose
yonr affairs as some of yonr officials have
done?" "I don't intend to criticise the
opinions of my superiors," said the wit
"I do not say that the officials were su
pcrior," said Goff. "Well, you mentioned
Commissioners McClave and Sheehan.
Getting down to the distillery business
Goff asked if George Norton, an official
of the concern, was not a thief and Will
lams said no. Goff suggested that Norton
father was a thief and Williams said
"He was not. He kept a saloon at the
corner of Dover and Water streets. George
Norton often gave me information about
thieves when I was captain of the Fourth
"He was a stool-pigeon for you, then?"
"He was not a stool-pigeon. Stool-pigeons
are paid. He gave me Information as
great many citizens do to the police. He
gave my successor. Captain M urray , similar
"And you desired to assist him In busi
ness? " "I never did so.
"Did you hear of a memorial being pre
sented to the legislature against interfer
ence by the police in favor of Hollywood
"And In faee of that memorial having
been signed by reputable merchants and
traders do yon say it was false?" "False
as far as I am concerned."
- During this portion of the witness tes
timony Goff s temper appeared to be ris
ing, while the Inspector- seemed deter
mined to baffle the counsel s efforts.
Williams knew man named Fleece,
whisky dealer, ami Goff remarked: "He
is a very good UOsmt" "I am glad to
hear yon call any one a good fellow, Mr.
Goff," said Williams.
To the remark by Goff that there were a
number of charges against the inspector.
Williams replied that he thonght he had
been charged with every offense on the
calendar. In spite of that I feel rather
healthy." He had been before the police
board eighteen times, but had never vio
lated the laws. Then he had to tell how
much real estate he held and how much
his wife held, when It was bought, and of
other similar matters, and incidentally
stated that evidence given by K Ireland
that he had to pay KM" to him In 1S79
when be was In charge of the street clean
ing squad for allowing Klrkland's books
to be audited was a lie.
There w no reason, he said, why the
scow men, Rewclls and Perkins, should
have testified against him and the mer
chants and traders who signed the memo
rial to toe legislature lied, perhaps unwit
tingly, in fact perjured themselves.
When asked if he had ever done any
thing calculated to make Schmittberger
injure him the inspector said he had
helped the captain; sometimes a man
hated those who had helped him. He had
never done anything to stop gambling
and other wickedness in his district bo
canre he was occupied all the time in
office work, bat he denied that he was
cither negligent or Incompetent. Captain
Schmittberger had reported to him that
all the gambling houses were closed and
he relied upon the captain's statement.
This closed the hearing for the day.
VANDALISM IN THE CAPITOL.
Para Coawdaeat Beean at ta Bottom
Boom Noted Urapradatloaa.
WASHINGTON, Dec. S7. The senate end
of the Capitol has been the sceno cf more
or less vandalism! within the past few
years. Less than a week ago some one
entered the closets on the basement floor
and broke several bowls, and Tuesday or
Tuesday night the barber shop was robbed
of all its portables in the way of razors and
shears, while other articles were watonly
These acts have been of but very little
consequence in themselves but they have
created some apprehension in the mind of
the executive officials of the senate, who
fear that the vandals may next turn their
attention to the valuable pictures and
statue which adorn the building, or possi
bly to the archives on file in various rooms,
many of which could be reached with
comparatively little effort by anyone who
had once gained access to the building.
Flection Crime Is Rampant.
ST. Lor is, Dec ST. Tho grand jury
has made its final report to Judge Ed
munds, of the criminal court. The r.port
Is, in its relation to the recent election, of
a sensational character. In tho batch of
173 true bills returned over fifty are for
election crimes, and included in these are
indictments charging Sheriff -Kleet Henry
Troll and his son Charles, who is a depu
ty in Collector Seigcnhein's I office, with
bribery. These two politicians, together
with James Haggerty, of the house of del
egates, were the most prominent against
whom true bills were found.
Explorers report having seen smoke and
steam issuing from the crater of Mount
A. K. Linderfelt, Milwaukee's default
ing librarian, who embezzled $10,000 of
the library funds, has been located In
Harry I lay ward, eharged with Instigat
ing Blixt to murder Miss Ging at Minne
apolis, is alleged to have tried to bribe
the sheriff to allow Blixt to commit sui
cide. Postmaster A. Wallbatun, of Wall
baum. Ills., has been arrested for paying
debts with postage stamp in order to in
crease his percentage from their sale.
Andrew Carnegie has made a demand
on the government to be reimbursed for
the t",t0,'J00 fine imposed by the president
in connection with the armor plate frauds.
Obituary: At Meran, Austria, Banker
Rudolph Nunnemacber, of Milwaukee,
aged 4rt. At St. Louis, Colonel Sol Pal
mer, 74. At Peoria, Mrs. Mary Ballanee
Collins, 3. At Scranton, Pa., Thomas
Cah ill. base ball manager, at At Osh
kosh. Wis., Banker Daniel L. Libbey, 71.
At Rockford, Ills., Henry B Evans. At
Fairbury, Ills., Mrs. William Shedd, 8.
At Covington, Ky., John Vastine. At
Chester, KncUnd, Lady Henry Grosvenor.
Mrs. Pbreiie Hearst, widjw of the Cali
fornia senator, has presented the town
of Lead, S. D-, wi:h a 1i0,wW library.
The steamer Gucrli-y, from Port Mo
rant, Jamaica, loaded with bananas for
Philadelphia, narrowly escaped being
swamped by a waterspout off Cape Hat-
St. Lrtuis Demorrats have decided on a
While Impersonating Santa Clans at
Columbus, Ind., the cotton m the Kev.
Gilbert Dobbs caught fire. Friends threw
him to the floor, but the flames were not
extinguished until he had been badly
Wlseoasia Teacbers ta Sefaloa.
Mapisos, Dec S7. Wisconsin Teachers'
association has opened in the forty-second
annual meeting at the state capitol. The
meeting was called to order by President
R. B. Dudgeon, of Madison, but was
turned over at once to President W. C
Whitford, of Milton college, chairman of
the conference on college admission re
quirements. A number of papers was
Who ess ererrtttmats Mr Fur good or evil it Is
fu-rracbicg. Her Dane, the Int that fmll. from
the lip. of tb prattling base. Is cftta tb. Ian
whi- p-r of the eying tag. God bless oar Brath
en! How important Una thtt they be shielded
fromthnfe we.kfnicg disetee which loo ones
wreck their con. titatiocs s-d render them wear
iei, fretful tevsltdt, prBatanlf seed sad ambi
tirmless. Dr. Pierce' Fin rl c Prcrripliea Las
doer much to eaucclps-e women I .ora this thrall.
dm and may be takes br the noC delicate wi h
aVolnte oertaistjr of belcllt. For aarvl.c moth
ers and all debil'ta:cd. or rac-dowa" woeaea,
it l the BM effective rcator aire tonic to baild
them np. To those abt to become mothers It
i s priceless boon. It lessen the paias aad per
ilr of ch Idbirth. .aortens labor, promotes the e
cr.-tion nf an abundance of naorl hoent for the
child tnd thortenc the per ot o! confinement.
. , 1 -aa-.i lan,m-Vg3
far Intents and Children.
pnOTHEnO, Do Vou Know p..
LM J Batman's Drops, Godfreys Cordial, many so-called Soothirig Frrups, aj
tnoat revaedies tor chfidrea are eosspoaed of optera or tnorphiaef
JSTw Fyo tAat jaaoatcontrtrVs qiiuxIaUsre pot rermittei to aii
, aot permit any morTlcin to b giea your cll
roe or roar phynlcUa kaow af what tt la compooed t
Pa Taw Kwrtbat Caatoria Is a poreiy vegt table laeparaUoc, and that a La- .
that Castorta Is tho aulptloa of tbe famous Dr.Kaarael rttdwr.
That aa beeo in aoe for nearly thirty years, aad that save Castaria is no sold Uiaa
af all other remedies t or caOdrea eomUaedt
Pa Taw Kw that the Patent Office Drpartmeat of the retted etates, and
other coaatrlea, bae haul I ecnpps I laja to Dr. Pitcher sad his aajigm to na tbs vrerd
Cants, la aad its forasola, aad that So Imitate, taera la a atata rrln oftYo r
Pa Taw TKsis that oae of One rtaa in for ermmiag thi aoiM umrtrt protoctiati as
because Castoria had been prorea to be aTsaalateX Taarmleea?
Pa Taw gnaw that 38 avarace doors of Castoria are fonisbrd f 35
of this perfect i arattia. roar cbOdrea may
ks hapt wall, aad that you saay haws aabrokea rest f
Wall, than trs ara worth kaowaag. They an
to mm mrwrr
Children Cry fer Pitcher's Csstorla.
T. F. BCSKE,
Sec tnd Trea-
tTaea Baby was sick, we gave her Castorta,
tChen she was a Child, she cried for CnsTorla,
Wnea she became Kim, she chmg to Castorta,
Then aba had ChOdraa, she gsvet
Bay Bo Kilted the Women.
J AMES To wx, X. Y, Dec 26. The ar
rest of George W. Dopew on suspicion of
being the murderer of Mrs. Win-slow
Shearman and her daughter. Mrs. Clin
ton, has caused great excitement here.
Gr.e or two persons say that his appear
ance corresponds with the discription of
the image of the man seen in Mrs. Shear
man s eye.
Baw All af the World Be Wanted.
Denver, Dec 27. Floyd McKay, the
15-year-old son of Clancy McKay, editor
and proprietor of the Council Bluffs Globe,
who ran away from home to "see the
world," walked into a police station in
this city very thinly clad and suffering
from cold and hunger. He has seen
enough and wants to go home.
"Home Ran" IiatTc Is Bead.
MOBILE, Ala., Dec. !7. Charles Ed
ward Duffee, aged 28, died here of con
sumption. He was known as "Home
Run" Duffee. an ex-member of the St
Louis Browns, of the National league and
the American association, and also of the
N ashlngton club of the National league.
Boys Bart by aa Exalosloa.
Richmond, Vs., Dec 87. Five white
boys were terribly burned in a suburb of
Richmond by an explosion of gun pow
der. A firecracker was atciden tally
thrown into the bouse containing the
powder for use in a toy cannon.' Some
may die from the injuries.
The Wreak Caught the Englaeer.
Tbi Dallas, Or., Dec 87. A wreck oc
curred on the Oregon Railway and
Navigation road's line, eight miles west
of this city, in which Engineer Joe Reedy
lost his life. A brake man forgot to turn
a switch. No others were severely hurt.
Three Koted Crooks Break Jail.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec 27. Three noted
burglars and all-round crooks have broken
jail here. Their names are Thomas Mar
tin, of Buffalo; Frank Leroy, of Brook
lyn, and Thomas King (colored), of New
Michigan Knight af the Gria.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Doe. ST. The
annual meeting of the Michigan Knights
of the Grip began yesterday afternoon
with a business session. The attendance
will reach about 600 out of a membership
in the state of upward of 1.WJ0.
Children Cry for
Steam and Gas Fitters.
C:: l:li:3 Hutini
ac, ?hz1::i Co.
Hot Water Heating
llf-121 E. 17th St.
Rock Island. CL Tel. No. 138S
tola agent for the racsua.
Ttiavt n Taiaawli fall tt.wm4Aw "MTRl
rKIr NtV wbirb mkM child birtfa car tea
fee withiat the iMrk of sail tare it aw wm. i ah. I
di-m-p to ar ' per bottt. .Wtuv mt I
, irmcoa, cgvnitnriu mmm iiaiifug.
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FRENCH REMEDY Z&SZT
rvwlneestas Ikorr BeeaMn ta M faTaaT Itaeta
Caa Bara Toar Owe Boaao ha Colorado.
LEADVILLE, Dee. S7. Justice P. M.
Wall, in the case of the people versus
Ryan for arson, has rendered a decision
dismissing Ryan, and holding that there
is no law in Colorado prohibiting a man
from burning his own house.
Alls CeaMat BVrak Her
Lou ASGELE6, Cel., Dec. 27. Less than
1,000 people were in attendance at Agri
cultural park to witness the attempt of
Alix to break her record of 2:03 In this
she failed, going the mile in 2:00 flat.
PANAMA, Dec 27. Venecoela advices
state that the leper asylum in Nueva,
Barcelona, has been burned down, but
that 00 lives wete lost.
Powertttliy and autcklr. Cures bea nil other
uil 1 wnc men win regata their lost nunhiinS
ana ola mm vitl recover their youthful vices
by using VITAt-la. Itouteklvano anrelv ra
tores Nervousness, Lrost Vitality, Inausracy,
Niebtlf Emission.. Lnat Piivrr. ruiiw Mo.
ery. Wasting Disrates, and all efleeu of self
abase or excess and todiarrrtioa. Wards eC
insanit and eonsurapuoa. Inalut on kavlag
VITALIS, no other. Caa ho carried la vent
K amu. vi.eo prr pecKare. or six C
ea, awa a aaaltive arataa nniilil hi iw
ST lofsM the am t. Oreiil.r free. Aedrai
CALL BET IUI1I COaTAgl, " 1 1 . ta.
Tor da at Bock Islaad kv Harper Boase rhar
taary sod William Cleaoealn, Dnggiat,
Eh J Q
IWOX C rO KATftD CTDU TTU STATS LAW
Rock hland Savings Bank,
Kocb Isxavd, III.
Opeadsfly rreoisa. w.taa. aaa4 Bataraay siasjagi frosaTsaf eckk.
Five par oont later! paid on Deposit. Momy loaatxl om Pnsocal eol
lateral ar Raal Estate aacarlty-
f. L. ITOEXIX, rrest. t CMITaJUn.VicaTatn. 1 U BirOhD.Caiuw
P. U L'tcaaU. F. C. paakauM. Joaa Crsbsaga. PMl afneheU. M.T. OaU, L. fnrao,
B. W Ham. 1. . BUord. Jokn VoiaT
iaomooa licasr. oulicaVM.
Tnsai Jaly a.lfn. aad aceayy the sueflinl eoraerof nehsfl m Lraeal ara ssld-ai
IOBM U. rAKIIHIV.
buh a. rauio
pnniBon a con
Pointers and Decorators
FAT3 IlirC13, GA2S31SSZS3. do.
CZSF. tl9 lltwtwatt CU SOCS TST.AS3. ILL
SEIVERS & ANDERdON
CONTRACTOR and BUILDERS
All kino of 1
Office and Shop 721 Twelfth .trert
tofchMir anna o abort touca
aad asUfacUoa gnsraatoad
Plumbero, Steam, Gao Fitters.
om HcwUttc u Samlury nmtabUe. BaMtat Bock Island Nat, B.tik
Contractor and Builder.
Shop and Residence No. 8n Third
Carpsntor cad Builder,
orncr. bo: tm sixth atestue,
Ciop on VIm ttntt pQCX I8L1MD.
C7 9Dz3 cca Uzprczz Line
For Bu or BsfMM Lla. tphoa, n, u4 rou will reewt
a, . inn Cx Props.