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THE AUG US, TITO USD AY, DECEMBER 29, 1898.
Is now in order. Very soon
we will be passing from the
old year to the new.
Shields' Cash Grocery .wishes the
public a Happy New
It you are not already a pat-
Ton, begin the coming year
right by trading at
2600 Fiati Ave
T LIKE NO CHEAP
That spends his money on the instalment
plan, for cheap made bicycles. Buy a
Stearns, Sterling or Victor Bicycle. They .
have a reputation aod are acknowledged
the world over to be the best- Then we
have the Patee Crest Bicycle, which is the
best Wheel for
in the world. If this was not true, others
would't be so quick to copy it. No matter
how much others cut prices, our line is
standard, and . sells as listed treating
everyone the same.
C. A. SPENCER,
202 Eighteenth street,
We are overstocked on some of the larger sizes of
Cook Stoves and Ranges, and while they last we
offer them at the following low prices. Remember
they are all JEWEL stoves, bran new aiylup to date
in every particular, and guaranteed strictly first-class
bakers and cookers:
Regular No. 9 size cook store (w ith
So. 8 or 9 lids) with oren 20x22
inches, weight S50 founds, fall
Regular No. 9 size Jewel steel range,
same as above except without res
ervoir (with six lids), weight 510
pounds, with oven 20x22J T "3 f
inches, at only
These prices are for our best and heaviest goods, no
seconds. If you can use any of the above sizes, it is
money in your pocket to take advantage of these
prices while they last.
A en, Mvers Sr CompMF
Opposite Harper House. 1821 SECOID AYE
Same store with white enameled res
ervoir, at ffJI BZf
only.. ,. kJ'ACIl
Regular No. 8 size Jewel steel range i
(with live lids) with oven 18x22
inches, full nickel trimmed and
with high tloset and reservoir, t
weight 560 pounds, f O OfiT
at only 4J M nJ
BOTH ARE III JAIL.
John Treglown and Wife Charged
With Killing Their Daugh
WOJtAS ADMITS BUS GUILT.
Declares She la Whol ly Responsible for the
Commission of the Crime Arthur, Broth
er of the Girl Mother. Relate the Shock
ing Detail! to the Coroner 'J iiy, AVhlca
Causes the Arrest of the Couple. ,"
John Treglown and Jus-wife. Mar
garet, are locked up in the county jau"
with a charge of murder hanging
over them. Ihey were brought to "the
city last night from Coal Valley, by
Coroner L. V. Eckhart. having, as
heretofore stated by The Akgcs, been
held for causing the death of
the infant of their 15-v car-
old daughter, Annie Trezlown. The
verdict of the jury, which was
composed of T. J. Murphy, S. L.
Stafford, J. T. Ilass,' George Wilson,
Thomas Counley and Richard Calla
han, Sr., was that Theinfant female
child of Annie Treglown came to her
death by being strangled to deatll by
her grandfather 'and grandmother,
John Treglown and Margaret Treg
lown, of Coal Valley, Rock Island
county, state of Illinois, on or about
the 25th day of November. . 1898, at
their home i'n Coal Valley."
' Arthur Treglown, aged 18, a brother
of the dead child's mother, gave to
the jury what is believed to be a
straightforward account in all its
shocking details of the manner in
which the babe was gotten out of the
way. lie said he was home Nov. 25,
the day on which his sister gave birth
to the child. It was alive and cried.
With him in the bouse were his sister
Annie, who was in bed, his mother
and father and his brother Henry.
His mother took the babe in her anus
and said, she was going to wash it, but
before doing so she gave his father a
piece of white cloth, which he wrapped
about the infant's neck. The babe
did not cry any more, he said.
My father put the baby in the
box. "'Arthur testified further, "after
he held the cloth around its neck for
live or ten minutes. My father then
put the baby in a rack or pillow slip
that my mother gave to him. She
then tied the string about the sack
while my father held it. And theu he
placed it in the box and put the lid
on. I saw my father take the box un
der his arm to the barn. He dug the
hole under the barn where the baby's
body was buried. He warned my
brother, Henry, and myself not to say
auything about the child.".
Corroborates Her Brother's Story.
Annie Treglown, the mother of the
infant, corroborated for the most part
all her brother said. She said the
child was a female and was born alive.
She 6aw her mother wrap the cloth
around the little bodv.
Henrv Treglown, Annie's 25-vear-
old brother, said he was in the house
the day of the child's birth, but he
could not say whether it was born
Drs. J. De Silva. of this citv, and
W. L. Eddy, of Milan, who made a
postmortem examination of the bodv.
reported to the'jury that tbet babe had
been born alive. Ihey round the skin
in the left side of the head and under
the chin in a discolored state, and the
left eve showed the effect of pressure.
The mouth was badly distorted, and
there was abundant evidence to con
vince the physicians that the infant
had been strangled. They so reported
to the jury.
Coroner tckhart immediately issued
warrants for the arrest of John Treg
lown and bis wife. Mrs. Treglown
made a voluntarv statement to the
coroner declaring that she was alone
responsible for the deed.
1 he infant s body is at Knox s un
dertaking rooms, where it will be kept
until further orders from the author
DEATH OF MRS. CORKEN.
Venerable Resident of Bock Island feac-
rambs to Old Age.
Mrs. Julia Corken, a resident of
Rock Island for 40 years, passed away
at her home, 1513 Fifth-and-a-haff
avenue, at 6:30 this morning. Her
demise was due to old age. Mrs.
Corken, whose maiden name was Ju
lia Maloney. was a native of Limer
ick, Ireland, where her husband, the
late John Corken, was also born, and
where their lives were linked in mar
riage. After coming to America they
lived a short time-in Baltimore, event,
uallv wending their way westward.
and settling in Rock Island, which con
tinued to be their home until death.
Mrs. Corken'a children were gathered
about her bedside when the final sum
mons came. Mrs. Corken was 75 j
years of age. She is survived by
seven children: Mrs. John Meenan,
of Blue Island; Misses Julia and Mag
gie and Daniel II., John W. and Mich
ael IL Corken, of this city, and Mau
rice Corken. of Kansas City. Funeral
services will be held at 9:30 Saturday
morning at St. Joseph's church, of
which the deceased was an ardent
We. the undersigned, do hereby
agre to refund the money on a 50
cent bottle of Greene's Warranted
Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure your
cough or cold. We also guarantee a
25-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or
hohst von koeck&itz.
Edaeate Tr Bowels With Casearets.
Candy Cathartic, core con"ns'Joa forerer.
tOe.Se. M6C.C. UH. drapt.: und money.
THE PRESIDENT- HAS- IT.'
Petition From Boek Island for the Acquire
ment of the Other Pactflc Islands.
In his correspondence to today's
Chicago Record, Curtis, the Washing
ton correspondent, says: "The pres-
I ident has received a petition from the
professional and business men of Rock
island nrging.tnat a supplementary
treaty with Spain be negotiated at
once "for the purchase of the entire
groups of the Carolines, Felew and
Ladrone islands. The petition is
based upon the ground that most of
thesej islands were settled and civil
ized by Americans 50 years ago,
while Spain made no effective claim to
thein until 1867, when the American
. - ll.i l a. I
missionaries were expeueu ami mtui
property destroyed; that the natives
have largely learned to speak our '
tongue and reverence our flag, and
have long prayed for American pro-1
tection; that Spanish control has nev-1
er extended leyoud the range of their
cannon, and their government is not
what it should lw. The netilion
' i-wtinta rtur tho ml r.ant ifrps n th
United States of the possession of
these archipelagoes, and urges as the
imperative dutv of the government to
acquire them so as to strengthen our
position and add to our commerce. ;
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Otto Koch returned to Peoria today
Kinsley Mack is laid up with the
Mai. C. W. Hawes is ill with the
D. and M. Taxman left for Chicago
Patsy McDonald is iu the city from
Dr. F. H. First has returned from
J. E. Montrose arrived from Peoria
C. L. Walker "and II. I). Blakemore
are in Toulon today.
John Ryan, of Clinton, visited the
M. W. A. otlice today.
G. W. Bansau, of Fulton, is spend
ing the day in the city.
T. F. Leary left today to enter upon
his new duties at Decatur.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Groom, of Clin
ton, Iowa, are in the city.
Dr. G. L. Eyster is able to be
around again afteran illness.
J. C. Pugh is spending the holidays
with his brother at Adel, Iowa.
Frank Lemon, of Aledo. is visiting
George Steclnian on Tweutieth street.
II. E. Curtis, ef the Rock Island
freight office, is visiting in Menlo,
Miss Amanda Hedman, of 30-11 Third
avenue, is visiting her parents in
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mogler have a
new son at their home, 1301 Seventh
Mr. and Mrs. II. O.'Rugh returned
to Ottumwa today after a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. James Maroney hare
returned home to Blue Island, after a
visit with relatives.
Mrs. Ella Reed, of Charleston, III.,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mc
Crory, 1116 Third avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. R. II. Dart and son,
Sam, are ill with the grip at their
home, 741 Twenty-second street.
Mr. and Mrs. John McBurney, of
Bowling township, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary Monday.
J. D. Besler, general superintend
ent, and W. G. Besler, division super
intendent, of the Burlington, were in
the city yesterday.
Men who were companions 25 years
ago in the towns of Le Claire and
Princeton had a reunion at the Kim
ball house, in Davenport, last night.
It was a happy gathering, and each
one present was called upon to relate
his experiences from boyhood to man
hood. Some interesting tales were
told. The party was composed of:
Hon. Sam R. Van Sant. Winona; Hon.
G. M. Boyd, Chicago; Hon. J. F. lav
ender. Rockwell City. Iowa; T. B.
Hanley and H. L. Brotherlin, Tipton,
Iowa; D. W. Hall, McGregor, Iowa;
Dr. B. F. Hall, Rock Island; Capt.
Walter Blair, J. A. Hanley, W. R.
Chamberlain, J. J. McCormick, Dav
enport; W. E. Given. Long Grove,
Iowa; W.J.Johnson, .Morrison, ill.
It was decided to makethe reunion an
annual affair. At the next one wives
and children will participate.
Lived to be 107 Tears Old.
Simon Gold burg received news to
day of the death at Bersowedy, Hun
gary, of his grandfather, Learus Gold
burg, who had attained the remarka
ble age of 107 years. The deceased
is survived by five sons and four
A beggar ouco ut-Le-l alms of Oliver
Goldsmith as bo walked with a fri'-n-l
up Fleet street, and he Rave her a shil
ling. His companion, knowing some
thing cf the woman, censured the writer
for his excess of bniuauity, saying that
the shilling was misapplied, as she
would epeud it for liquor. "If it makts
ber happy in any way, my end is an
swered," replied Goldsmith.
Another proof that the doctor's gen
erosity was not always regulated by dis
cretion was at a time when, after much
delay, a day was fixed to pay the" 40
due Lis tailor. Goldsmith procured the
money, but a. friend calling upon him
and relating a piteous tale of his goods
being seized for rent, the thoughtless
but benevolent author gave him all the
money. The tailor called and was told .
that if be bad come a little eooner be !
con id have bad the money, but that be '
bad just parted with every shilling of it
to a friend in distress, adding, "I would
have been an unfeeling monster not to j
have relieved trouble when in my pow- j
a, ll I
Hearing of the Application for
Mandamus Against the
case or molin"e savings bake.:'
C. F. DaebelllehD Wants tbe Institution to
lie Made to Fay Taxes la Accordance
With the Original Assessment Judge
Gest Takes tbe Matter Under Advisement
Arrangement of a Trial List.
In the. circuit' court this morning
arguments were heard On the applica
tion of C. A. Daebelliehn, of Moline,
for a writ of mandamus to compel
County Clerk II. B. Hubbard to extend
the assessment as originally made by
the town assessor against the capital
stock of the Moline State Saving bank.
Attorney J. K. Scott appeared in
support of the petitioner. Stata's
Attorney C. J. Searle represented the
county, "filing a demurrer to the infor
mation contained in, the petition.
The history of the case is.'famUiar
to the public,,, the county board at Us
September session having reduced the
assessmentjtpade against ,the- Moline
State Savings bank, the representa
tives of which institution claimed
that some $ 30,000 of its capital stock
had been invested in real estate and
therefore that amount of the stock
should be exempted from ' nation. ,
Taken Under Adrlaemeub
After hearing the arguments Judge
Gest announced that he would take
the matter under advisement.
Tomorrow morning a list of law
cases for trial at the January term
will be set, and all attorney are ex
pected to be present in court.
BLAZE A MYSTERIOUS ONE.
Discovery of a Fire In a Sofa Conductor
A blaze of unknown origin was dis
covert early this morning in a sofa at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Horn.
In rushing from his bed chamber to
the scene "of the lire, Mr. Horn fell
and painfully sprained his right foot
The tire was extinguished by mem
bers of the family. Considerable
damage was done to tbe furniture in
Mr. Horn's injuries are such that
he will be disabled for duty for sever
al days as passenger conductor on the
Kock Islaml Nt l'eoria railway, ins
run in the meantime is in charge of
Conductor I. R. Pitney.
Sommerlot Taken to Geneseo.
Constable J. M. Castello, of Gen
eseo. came to town last night and took
back with him Harrv Sommerlot,
arrested bv the Kock Island police
The Geneseo authorities have discov
ered a number of forgeries which
Sommerlot committed during the
past vear in "that vicinity. He en
dorsed the checks with the names of
George Beever and Harry Smitsch
Tour Hut Interests
Will be served by making sure of
health. It will be a loss of time and
money to be stricken with serious ill
ness, lake Hood s barsaparma and
purify your blood. In this way all
germs of disease wiil be! expelled,
sickness and suffering will be avoided
and your health will be preserved.
Isn't this a wise course?
A. J. SMITH & SON
Will this week
Couch and Rocker Sale.
Elegance, Durability and- jEconomy shown throughout
the entire line :, ' . I: j : : 4 : :
. " ' ' '
56.25 :: $7.75 :i S8.00 :: $8.25
' .i i J : ' . - ' '
ANDJ UP. "
A Full Size Tufted Couch In Corduroy or Velouf,
. any color tor $6.25. "
A J. SMITH & SON;
Leaders in Furniture and Carpets.
123-125 West Third Street. DAVENPORT.
Hood's Pills are the only pills to
take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Price
Hard Coal, Coke, Wood.
Indiana block for furnaces, cannel
for grates. Cable and Athens for heat
ers and cooks.
Pea coal saves the larger sizes of
hard coal for furnaces. Cheap. Mc
Kown sells it. '
Industrial Home Meeting.
Delegates to the Industrial Home
association are requested to meet at
the home this evening. Important
business. Jxci3 Con;, Cor. Sec.
We are headquarters for
Manufacturing Jeweler fj
and Optician. , pj
Add to the appearance
of those who wish to begin
The New Year....
appropriately. We have
them in every style and quality.
Boys' Ulsters, $6.50, now $4.95
Boys' Ulsters, $5.00, now $3.50
- Boy s! Ulsters, $1.00, now . . ,
I '.One ' dollar oflN'price of each Boys' Reefer
J'."-'-'" and Cape Coat, for this week only. I
SOMMERS La VELLE. j
J 1804 Second Avenue. m On roe j
...189 and 1899...
It is no experiment when you buy your Shoes from us. This
is our eighth year in the shoe business with a full line of every,
thing the latest and best in footwear. Prices lower than the
lowest. If you want odd lots in Shoes and Rubbers, almost
any size, we have them at 15c a pair some a little soiled.
Also two lots at 25 and 50 cents. They won't last long at these
Yours for new up to
date Shoes or Bargains ...
OPEN WEDNESDAY AND 8.1TCBDAV EVENINU.
NICE HOLIDAY PRESENTS.
A Bessemer Acorn.
Sleds and Skates.
Phil S. Wilchers
SOS Twentieth trsV
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