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THE ABGKUS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1899.
That you are going to pick out are
now on display at our big stores.
You will want a little time to look
over our immense stock and make
selections from the grand array of
pretty things that we have suitable
suitable for gifts.
This is Just
And see the hundreds of useful
presents that are on exhibition.
Ygu can get first pick and have
them laid away so you will not be
bothered during the holiday rush.
We invite you to call and inspect
our handsome stock.
Cor. Sixteenth Street
Spalding and B. G. I. Golf
Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli
cate whist boards. Boxing gloves, punching
bags and sweaters. Gymnasium supplies of all
kinds. Bicycles and sundries. Repairing of
We can repair anything from a nut-meg
to a clap of thunder.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
YOU ADMIRE IT.
The best room is the bath room, if
the plumbing has been properly done.
You are sure to approve the work we
do (or vou. We take no chances,
leave no weak spots to break and cause
trouble, allow no opportunity for bad
odors or sewer gas. Our plumbing
insures health to the household, as
well as comfort and satisfaction.
Alien . Afvers
Oprosite Harper House.
the Time to
and Second Avenue
FOR THE KITCHEN.
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The preparation of delicious and
nourishing dishes is made easy when
the kitchen conveniences are ample.
We have plenty of cooking spoons,
forks, sonp lles, etc.. besides por
eel sin lined stewing and canning ket
tles, bread and cake pans to delight
IS21 SEC05D ATEj
Peculiar Circumstances Growing
Out of a Woodmen
CASE COMES TO BOCK ISLAND.
Vnlqae Point of Law Argued In the Coun
ty CoorWCase of a Man Dying in One
State and Leaving Bla Beneficiary In
Another The DecUion Rendered by
A case somewhat unique in charac
ter, yet a proceeding with, such an ob
ject as may develop in the courts of
Keck Island county at any time in the
adjudication of claims arising from
policies in the Modern Woodmen of
America, and coming under the juris
diction uf the local courts by reason
of the location of the bead office in
this city, was heard lefore Judge Ad
ams in the county court this morning.
The action was to deteriniue the
rightful guardian of Parry Taylor, a
0-year-old Kansas boy, whose father.
Jasper Taylor, recently died in Louis
iana. The boy's mother died some
time ago, and his father later
removed to Louisiana for the
benefit of his health, leaving bis
son in the care of the boy's grand
father in Kmsas. Taylor died in
L misiana. and a policy for $2,000 in
the Modern Woodmen in favor of his
son being found among his assets, the
probate court in the county in which
he died appointed a guardian for the
beneficiary. And the son and heir
living in Kansas, the court of the
county where he resides adopted a like
course. The consequence was that
two guardians, one from Kansas and
the other from Louisiana, presented
claims at the ollice of the Modern
Woodaien in this city for the amount
of the policy in favor of the same
ward. The Woodmen order, of course,
declined to pay the amount without an
order of a court having jurisdiction,
and the case in the Rock Island coun
ty court was the result.
Three CoariMaoH at Once.
At the outset the court did as he
would in any other proceeding prop
erly coming before him atTectiug a
minor heir appointed a guardian for
said heir. Parry Taylor, in the person
of J. M. Ruford. The Kansas boy
then, had three guardians at the same
time, and the Rock Island county court
having assumed the disposition of the
estate located in this county, and
which was then placed in the hands of
the Rock Island guardian, found its
next duty to authorize that guardian
as to the disposition of it, the issue
arising, to which of the two foreign
guardians should the amount of the
Wcodmen policy be paid?
The arguments on this point, which
proved to be an interesting one in law,
were heard before Judge Adams in
the county court this morning. Adair
Pleasants appearing for the Kansas
guardian and Connelly & Connelly for
the Louisiana guardian. At the con
clusion of of the hearing Judge Adams
ordered the amount of the policy paid
into the hands of the Kansas riard-
AN KXIIIUIT AT EXPOSITION.
Woodmen Society to lie Kepresented at
1'arls In 1900.
Modern Woodmen of America will
be rcpresentel at the Paris exposition
next year by an appropriate exhibit
in that section of the American build
ing devoted to educational and social
economy. Head Clerk Hawes has the
exhibit about completed for ship
ment. Upsides several volumes of
official reports, specially bound, there
will be an aluminum set of working
tools in a fine ca-e and an engrossed
history of the society, 28x32 inches,
from "the pen of C. S. Quayle, who
has been a valued employe of the
head ollice for several years. The ex
hibit will be one retlectingcredit upon
the society, being part of the United
States exhibit, there will be no ex
pense attached, but the advertisement
the society will secure from it will
undoubtedly prove of great value.
lavid Haigh made application for
membership in the society to Camp
No. 4563, Donnelly, Minn. His appli
cation was approved and a certificate
was issued to him thereupon Oct. 6.
He was adopted on the evening of Oct.
ft. The night of Oct. IS Mr." llaigh's
father stole into his room and blew
his head off with a shotgun, afterward
suiciding. The coroner's investiga
tion resulted in a verdict of homicide
and suici le while insane. Since then,
however, facts have come to light
which go far to sustain the theory
tbatthedeed of Mr. llaigh's father was
deliberate. There was a mortgage
of f2,000 on the farm, and llaigh's
certificate for $2,000 named his moth
er as beneficiary. The father figured
that if be killed his son the mother
could pay of! ihe mortgage with the
Woodman benefit. He killed himself
to escape punishment for the crime.
The claim was submitted at this
month's session of the board for al
lowance, but was referred to Director
Smith for investigation. Final repjrt
will be made next month.
The Lom of Gold la Great;
The loss of health is more." Health
is lost by neglecting to keep the blood
pure, but it is regained by purifying,
enriching and vitalizing the blood
wish the great health restorer. Hood's
Sarsaparilla. Thousands who thought
health had been permanently lost have
been made perfectly well by taking
this great medicine. Your exper
ience may be the same.
NOT GIVEN A FRANCHISE.
Rockford Council Denies Bill & Worth
The Argvs this " morning tele
graphed for the facts in the telephone
situation at Rockford. The reply fol
lows: Rockford. Nov. 21. Evening Ak
ci's, Rock Island. 111.: The city coun
cil after a 4-hours' session last night
by a vote of 13 to 1, the mayor con
curring in the views of the majority
refused to grant a franchise to the
Lmon Electric .telephone company
for a second telephone system here.
the aldermen agreeing that one sys
tern with reasonable rates and good
service is best for the citv. The Cen
tral Union made a cut from $42 tj $36
for business and $ 30 to $21 for resi
dence phones, and made other conces
sions to the citv which influenced the
council in this action.
The Register Gazette.
Col. W. W. Rider, assistant state
superintendent of the Central Union
Telephone companv, arrived in the
city today from ilockford, where, he
states, the city council la-t nigtit de
uitd the application of Uilis & Worth-
am for a franchise to install a riva
exchange, after the latter gentlemen
had secured 1.000 subscribers. The
vote of the council stood
13 to 1 against granting the
The telephone committees of the
Rock Islnml and Moline business
men's associations are to meet tonight
Hon. W. H. Butler, of West Union,
Iowa, who is interested in the Mutual
Telephone company, which desires to
build here, is in the city.
FOR THE SAKE OF A FRIEND.
Operation In Skin Grafting Performed at
St. Anthony's Hospital.
Au operation in skin grafting was
successfully performed at St. Antho
ny s uospital Sunday lv Ir. i. 1
Kyster. assisted by l)rs. E. M. Sila
and J. P. Comcgys. The patient was
J. O. Moses, an ex-railroad brakeman.
who recently met with a severe acci
dent, and to relieve the crippled con
ditior. of the affected buttock iu which
he was left as t. consequence, the stir
gical operation was determined upon.
A number of Mr. Moses' friends
volunteered to subni't themselves to
the ordeal of transmission and the
first operation in the process occurred
as stated, about three square inches
being grafted. It may be that fin
ther similar operations will follow, in
each of which cases a different one
will subject himself to the sacrifice
for the benefit of his friend.
PIANO WIRES IN COURT.
Experiment Whlcb In Ilelog Applied to
Improve Acoustle Properties.
In anticipation of improving the
acoustic properties, and obedient to
the action of the board of supervisors.
Charles Fie big commenced, after the
ad journment of the circuit court last
evening, to string the best quality of
piano wires across the circuit court
room of the Rock Island county court
house, 20 feet from the floor. The
undertaking will be completed this
evening, the wires being parallel.
three inches apart, 40 feet long and
securely anchored through the inner
walls. To contribute to the same
end of properly directing and con
trolling the sound, the floor of the
court roim proper has been covered
with lino. cum.
A NEW TRIAL IS ASKED.
Motion Filed in ISehalf of DjvIh, Allan
Llmbach Carnes Case.
A motion for a new trial has bsen
Hied in the case of William Davis,
alias Julius Limbach, convicted by a
jury of assault with a deadly weapon
upon Officer William Lee, of Moline.
A jury had not been secured at 3
o'clock this afternoon in the c.ise of
Richard Carues, on trial in the circuit
court for assault with intent to kill.
Aid. Home on the Warpath.
Aid. Dan Home has filed a vigor
ous protest against the confirmation
by the city council during his absence
of Joseph Le Claire as police magis
ttate of Davenport. Dan says it was
a put up job on the part of Mayor
Raker, who was also away from the
city when Le Claire was confirmed,
but who left a note, of which Dan
declares he had no knowledge, asking
favorable action on his appointment.
Dan arrived yesterday from Memphis,
Tenn.. where he had been in attend
ance at the Western Waterways con
vention, and immediately began to
make the feathers fly. While there
have ben no developments looking
to the ousting of Magistrate Hubbell
from the chair he has tilled so long,
there has been added a new and
forceful factor to the controversy that
promises something interesting before
the change of officers is really ef
fected. KlTer Klpleta.
The Winona was in and out.
The 7. ilus Davis came down and the
Pilot went north.
The R. J. Wheeler brought down
eight strings of lags.
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge at 6 a. m. was 3.75 and
stationary. The temperature at noon
Dr. K nip's Horse Recovered.
The horse of Dr. O. W. Kulp,
which was stolen in Rock Island Sun
day night, was recovered last night
running at large in the city. J he
police have been notified of the
finding of the buggy and harness on a
farm in South Rock Island.
I suffered for months from sore
throat. Eclectric Oil cured me in 24
hours." M. S. Gist. Hawesville. Ky.
For sale by Marshall & Fisher, drug
THE WEIGHT OF MAIL.
Result of Record Kept
Rock Island Post
FOE THIRTY-THREE DATS' TIME.
Volume of Business Originating: Here At;
ft-regates Over 40.000 l'ounds Compari
sons With Davenport and Moline Show
Ines Other News Concerning: the Lo
The task imposed by the postoflics
department of weighing the mails for
a period of 63 davs has been com
pleted bv the Rock Island postofiice.
The requirement applied to all matter
originating in the Kock Island ollice.
as well as the returns to the oflice of
star route collections. The showing
affords an idea of the volume of busi
ness discharged through the office
here, and Postmaster Thomas is natu
rally gratified with the result.
Within the period mentioned mate
rial weighed at the Rock Island ollice
was as follows: First-class, 5,335
pounds; second-class, paid, 13,90
pounds; second class, free county
mail, l.os.i pounds: third and fourth
classes, 6,287 pounds; government
tree matter, oo: pounds; equipments
13.174 pounds: foreign. lOiS pounds;
maKing a total ot 40 434 pounds.
Compared With Adjoining Offices.
The result of tne weighing of the
mails in the Davenport office for the
same length of time shows 50,000
pounds, while Moline's total is 20, COO
Saturday's total receipts at the
Rock Island postofiice broke the rec
ord, exceeding any previous day in
the history of the office, the amount
for the day being $1,0:5.
Assistant Postmaster Olson is back
at his duties at the Rock Island office
after his vacation.
THE TALE OF TWO WHEELS.
lioth Are Now at Police Station Await
Here is a tale of two bicycles: J.
E. Clarkson brushed into the postoilice
Saturday night to mail a bunch of
letters. So accustomed had he be
come ti performing his errands with
the assistance of awheel, without giv
ing the matter any thought, he took
it as a matter of course that he had
ridden his bike to the postoffice, and
when he reached the walk he mounted
a wheel that was standing against the
curbing and sauntered down to the
residence of L. E. West, on Second
avenue, where he makes his home.
When Mr. Clarkson reached the
front porch, the form of his own
wheel met his eyes, and then it was
he discovered his mistake, and hus
lledto police headquarters to acquaint
the officers with the facts in the case,
leaving the wheel therefor its owner.
Right on top of this incilent was
the discovery last night by Mr. West
of a strange bike on his front porch.
To whom it belongs or how it got there
is a mystery, although members of
the ' family heard footsteps on the
porch during the evening, but gave
no heed to the noise. The wheel a
Trinity has been turned over to the
police, and is at the station alongside
the one Mr. Clarkson rode home
from the postoilice.
TWO CHILDREN POISONED.
I'artake of Something: That Makes Them
Sick Both Relieved.
Freddie McKinlev, 5 years of are.
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert McKin
lev, and May Nelson, 3-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claries Nel
son, while playing near their hemes
in the vicinity of the old fair grounds
in South Rock Island, yesterday after
noon, found something poisonous, of
which they ate. Oil arriving at their
homes the parents bacame alarmed at
the condition of the children, who
were suddenly taken ill, aud immedi
ately summoned Dr. E. Bradford. He
soon relieved them cf the poisonous
substance of which they had partaken,
and both are reported to be recover
Academy of the Visitation, conduct
ed by the sisters of the Visitation.
2939 Fifth avenue. Rock Island. The
academic, preparatory and kinder-
ten departments of the new academy
are now opened to Students.
Superior advantages in music, art,
elocution, physical culture and the
Hlcnsed Hour of Onr Dinners,
Said the poet, and the meal is really
enjoyable when eaten at the dining
rooms of the Mrs. Clark company.
ioi-ioj waDasn avenue, Chicago, or
at the restaurant for men only, on
ine seventh noor oi tne Association
building. 153 La Sille street, which
is also run by this compauy. The
cu'siue and service are unexcelled.
Dissolution of Partnership.
The firm of Moeller Brothers, con
sisting of A. J. D. Moeller, senit r
member, and W. J. Moeller, junii r
memler. of the firm, has this day
dissolved partnership by mutual con
sent, ine business win tien-alter be
conducted by W. J. Moeller.
A. J. D. Moellek,
W. J. Mueller.
The Appetite of a Goat
Is envied by all poor dyspeptics
whose stomach and liver are out cf
order. All such should know that Dr.
Kings New Life Pills, the wonderful
stomach and liver remedy, gives a
splendid appetite, sound digestion and
a regular bodily habit that insures
perfect health and great energy. Only
25 cents, at Hartz & Ulllemeyer's.
L.S. McCabe &Co.
5500, Yards of High Class Silks at 25 to 60 Per Cent
Voder Actual Value.
Special cash purchase which will afford silk buyers the greatest oppor
tunity of the year. Rich brocades in evening shades, elegant print warp
taffetas, manufactured by Doherty and Wadsworth. Colored taffetas, black
Peau de Soie, Duchesse and Faille Silks from the famous looms of the Sterling
Silk Manufacturing Co., Patterson. N. J. bought by us at from 25 to 60
per cent under real value. This week we divide them in three great lots
Ninety-eurht cent blsrk brocade. colored taffetas, 85c black Duchesse, te
novelty silks and corded silks, choice per yard
Black satin Duchesse. caunelle stripe, satin plaids and evening shades In eletrant
brocades, worth up to choice per yard
Choice of the finest qualities In fancy wurp print taffetas embroi.lered evening
silks, wonderful offering of il.So, tl.h). rl.75. J and t:.b0 silks, ail at 8jo a
A special display of Scotch, Irish
and (iernian linens, gathered with
care from the world's best looms for
our Thanksgiving exhibit. Patterns
are unusually beautiful, and every
yard bears the imprint of quality and
there's magnetism in the prices. This
is the time of all the year to renew
the linen supply aud save money by
doing it. Only a few of the many
good things can find space in this ad.
The department is full of desirable
72-inch bleached satin damask
regular $ 1.25 quality QSC
10 pieces heavy bleached Scotch
table linen, CG inches wide,
the 75c quality 64C
68-inch bleached table linen, an
exceptional value, 6'.c kind 4Qc
Napkins, large i'-size, bleached
satin damask, $3 quality, for,
per dozeu " $2.68
Napkins, all linen. half
bleached. $1.60 quality, for,
per dozen 1.29
Towels, large size, hemstitched
linen, huck, extra value for 22c
Crash toweling, all pure linen,
18 inches wide, 12ickind. 8C
Heavy all linen unbleached
crash toweling fr fc
Can now be had ready to wear just when you want
them without creating any doubt in your mind as to
the advisability of forsaking your tailor. As in suits
and overcoats the science of trouser making has prog
ressed to that decree that
Ninety Men Out of Every 100 can be Fitted as Well
with a Pair of Trousers from Our Ready-to-wear
1 . as-thc merchant tailor could make for twice the
money. Come in and try it. It won't take a minute
to slip a pair on and to slip them off again, if you
don't like them, and if you do buy a pair and are
displeased the next day you can bring them back aid
get your money.
Duchess Trousers $2 to $5 Fancy Cheviot and Cas
slmere Trousers $2.50 to $5, and Fancy
Worsted Trousers $2. 75 to $6.
SOMMERS & LaVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
The Old Fashioned Pumps
We advise you to buy a good Range when you purchase, and to be
sure it is a good one. It may seem odd that we advise that, as, it
would seem to be in our favor to Bell you another Kange, and
thus make more profit.
WOULD IT PROFIT US?
It certainly would not, as, if the first was not a success, you would
look elsewhere for the second. We sell good goods at fair prices,
and guarantee our goods to give satisfaction. This is true not only
of our Acorn Ranges, but on all our goods. Look over onr lines
and get our prices.
Phil S. Wilcher,
A Grand Offer In Women's
Coats and Jackets.
The past week we have been on the
sharp lookout for coat bargains. To
show you why the interest and . sales
in this busy department surpass those
of any previous year, despite the mild
weather, we will sell:
50 handsome coats of Venetian, bou
cle, kersey and cheviot in black,
royal, navy, tau and castor, every
garment man-tailored, remarkable,
at $5 apiece.
Coats in the lot worth up to $10.
Your choice of any, $5; only 50 in all.
Another Lamp Surprise.
Our customers will remember the
lamp sales we have held iu the past.
At 3 o'clock each afternoon, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, we will
sell 25 big, fiue lamps, worth
$1.50 each, for, apiece 50c
Handsome floral decorations cast open
work foot, 8-inch globe, 19-inclics
to top of chimney, easily worth $1 .50 ,
One to a customer, none to
children, a half dollar apiece. 50c
See our east crockery window.
Are rapidly being replaced by
pumps of modern construction
We make a specialty of this sort
of work, and want to furnish
estimates to everybody. We
have special facilities and we can
afford to give special terms.
112 West Seventeenth Street.
303 Twentieth stctzi.