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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1900.
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Tbe Automatic Iiefrigerators arc built on scientific principles.
Perfect circulation in a refrigerator, combine 1 with low tempera
ture, is absolutely ejcntial to accomplish satisfactory results. The
air circulation ia perfect in the automatic. It can't be surpassed.
It is built bo the warm air will ascend and the cold air descend. A
glance at the following cut will pre you an idea about the circula
All See These
We now have on display the largest line of carpels, rugs, mat
ting, furniture, eta., ever shown in this sett ion. Call and see our
Cor. Sixteenth Street
No woman's wheel is inure dainty ir bet
ter adapted for a woman's use than the
Stearns Model II, the Chainless. And no
woman would ride any other, once the
convenience of the bevel ear construction
is appreciated. No sprocket or chain to
catch or soil the skirts -no greasy or dirty
chain always clean and well oiled al
ways ready for use.
1709 Second avenue, Rock Island.
The bath. A properly titled
lath room is a pleasure and
the bath proves a healthful
invigorant. You run no risks
;f wo equip your bath room.
Modern plumbing is faultless.
urs is modern plumbing.
l't us makes estimates for
Opposite Harper House.
and Second Avenue.
Refrigerators . are as many
and varied in kind as the
(amis of the sea. Many of
them arc cheap and inferior.
Made to sell. At Ihc end of
the first season are until for
use. Amt'D the best makes
are the iberia. which we sell
and will l pleased to show
you at vjry reasonable
1321 SEC03D m
MAY CAUSE A DEATH,
Live Wire Falls on Forty-second
Street and Fourteenth
TWO BOYS TAKE HOLD OF IT.
Arthur Stargardt in Precarious
ConditionJacob Hartz Se
Arthur Stargardt, aged 9, will prob
ably die, and Jacob Hartz, aged 12, is
suffering severely from injuries in
flicted this morning by a fallen feed
wire of the Tri-City Railway company
on Fourteenth avenue. Arthur is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stargardt,
1331 Forty-f jurth street, and Jacob is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hartz,
1330 Fourteenth avenue.
Stargardt'a left hand was burned in
a severe manner, while another burn
extends from the shoulder down his
body and over the heart. Hartz is
burned on the right thigh and right
The wire that inflicted the injuries
is bupposed to have been struck by
lightning last night and when the
hrst car passu! over tin Kim street
line this morning the wire dropped to
iiartz was tbe brst to receive a
shock. He was on his wav to St.
Mary's school in company with his
sister. Agae. J hey were walking
west on Fourteenth avenue. When
they reached Forty-second street Ja
cob spied tbe wire, which lay across
the hidewals. He stooped down to
pick the wire up and remove it from
the walk. He was rendered speech,
less, a reult of the electricity circu -latiug
through his body, but dually
managed to utter screams that were
audible for blocks, a large crowd being
attracted to his side. His little sister,
in attempting to release her brother,
received a shock, but was not hurt.
Tbe current was so strong that it
threw the boy to the ground, and in
tolling about Iih. succeeded in extricat
ing himself. He was able to walk to
The Starirardt bov was enroute to
his studies at Horace Manu school
when he encouutered the accident
that mav cause his death. With him
was Jonas Kaisch, aired 11. The wire
was still lying on tlie walk at Forty
second street when they came aloug
about Jv'jO o'clock, nearly au hour
afle- the Hart, hoy was burned
With child-like curiosity Stargardt
attempted to pick up the wire. The
shock hurled him into the gutter,
which was tilled with water, lie was
unable to release himself from the
deadly wire, which was fast burning
away his llesh when the neighbors
weut to his rescue. The boy was
carried to hi. home, where his in
juries were dressed by Drs. J. I.
Comegys and S B. Halt, of this city,
and .I. J. Tremblay. of Mcdine.
A wire also dropped to the grouud
on Twelfth avenue and Kim street
ibis morning about 7:10. There was
no one injured there, however.
CLOSE CALL FOR BATHER.
Wllltmin Merklebach Ssred From Drown
ing ilj m Friend.
William Merklebach had a narrow
escipe from ilrow ning while bathing
yesterday afternoon in the Sylvan
waters near the Rock Island round
house. He would have probably per
ished but for the heroic efforts of
Harry Barber. Mrkleoach was siezed
with a cramp when a considerable dis
tance from shore. He shouted to his
companions. Barber and Hal Pemble,
who were near the shore, and thev
both went to his rescue. Pemble
reached Merklebach first, but had fa-
iigucd himself in his dash through the
water, and was too weak to be of any
assistance to his drowning friend.
Barber was soon at the side of his
companions, and advising Pemble to
make for tbe shore, took bold ot
Merklebach and pulleVl him into safe
ty. All lived to tell the story, and
tliey ay it was an experience they
will not forget very soon.
The C. W. Cowles brought down 16
strings of logs.
The stage of water at the Kock Isl
and bridge at H a. m. was 1.15, and
stationary. I he temperature at noon
lkats down were the Verne Swain.
Horace H. Pilot. Citvof Winona. Ruth,
Duke; up, tbe Ravenna. R. J. Wheel
er, Ztlus Davis. Prescott. Outing.
Citv of Winona. Pilot. C. W. Cowles,
Verno Swain, Ruth. Lvdia Van Sant,
J. W. Van Sant and Hennepin.
Notice to Stockholder.
The regular annual meeting of tbe
S. A. Mager Manufacturing company
will be held June 1. 1100, at tbe office
of tbe company for the purpose ot
electing officers and such other busi
ness as will come before tLe meeting.
S. A. Mi'itK, Pres.
Volunteer Firemen. Attention.
The Veteran Volunteer Firemen's
association will hold a meeting at tbe
citv council room Thursday evening
at o'clock. Business of importance.
J. St. O.AIK, Secretary.
The Handsomest Woman
n town ouirbt to have the handsomest
refrigerator, and the handsomest and
mcsl economical are sold at Amenl's
Surprise store. 1622 Second avenue.
CONFESSES TO MORE FIRES.
Herman Aebtermann Mar be Sent to an
Herman Achtermann and Fred Wells
were arraigned before Police Magis
trate Stafford today for a preliminary
hearing on the charge of arson. Welis
gave an explanation that satisfied the
authorities he had no connectiou with
the series of barn burnings and he
was discharged. Achtermann was held
on four counts of arson. He now
confesses to having set lire to tbe
Pender, Boggess. Ssla and Gorrey
barns, having originally admitted
that he tired only the" two latter.
Achtermann, on account of his ten
der age, being only 9 years old, will
probably be sent to the Industrial
Training School for Boys at Glen
wood. His case has been taken to
the county court for disposition.
MORE MEN ARE EMPLOYED.
Force at Kock Island Arsenal Increased
Maj. S. K Blunt, commandant at
Rock Island arsenal, recently notified
the war department at Washington
that he had on hand funds that would
warrant him in increasingthe force up
to the close of the fiscal year, July 1,
if the department was in need of any
thing in his line. In answer he re
ceived orders to turn out articles that
permits of the employment of '00 ad
ditional ieople in the equipment, tin
harness anil canteendepartments. They
will not be kept on longer thau six
weeks, however, after which time,
Maj. Blunt stated, it will also be nec
essary to make material reductions in
the permanent force, temporarily at
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
E. I.. Kahlke is in Chicago.
S. J. Ferguson is in Chicago.
W. H. Btuman is iu Chicago.
Miss Rose Kruse is visiting iu Coal
Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Finch went to
K. L. Ileplor has gone for a hunt in
the vicinity of Savanna.
Mrs. Leonora Beal left for Denver
today via the D , R. I. & N. W.
Mrs. Thomas Carney was called t
Joslin today by the sBrious illness of
Mrs. A. Wagner and daughter, Mis
Anuie, went to Clinton today o n the
steamer Winona for a visit.
Mrs. E. Nicewongcr and son, Le
Roy, who have been visiting in the
city, returned home to Albany, 111 ,
Miss Katharine Blunt left yesterday
for the east and wi'l sail next week
for Europe.' She will remain abroad
until lale in the fall.
John L. Collyer arrived in the city
todav from Peoria to familiarize bun
self with the duties of chief clerk at
the Peoria freight ollice. He takes
the position June 1.
Walter Johnson. A. De Soland and
H. S. Boil man went to Peoria today
to attend the convention of the Epi.-
copal diocese of Quincv. as lay dele
gates irom Irinity church.
Rev. C. Hoilkamp returned today
to his home at Burlinglou. Iowa.
Sunday he conducted quarterly meet
ing services at the t.eriuau M. 1..
chinch, of which he wa3 pastor.il
INFIRMARY AT WATERTOWN.
State to Frect Adjunct to the Hospital
A ?20.000 infirmary is to be built in
connection with the hospital for the
insane at Watertown. The infirmary,
which will be occupied by those of the
patients who are recovering, will go
up during the present summer. It
will be one story with basement and
will be built of brick and stone. It
will have a large court aud lawn.
Word was received at Port Byron
last week of the death of James Bell
at Ward. Kas. His wife. Martha Hol
lister Bell, was buried about two
months ago at the same place. Mrs.
Ed Coe, a daughter of the deceased,
was in attendance at his death and
reached Port Bvron Taursdav. Mr.
Bell was 70 years of age and an early
settler in Port Byron and one of the
charter members of the Workman
lodge in that place.
Julius, son of Mr. and Airs. Con
stance Conssens. died yesterday
morning at their home. 1657 Forty.
sei-ond street, of diphtucria. He was
t years of age. 1 he remains were in
terred at Calvary cemetery this morn-
Train Kills a stranger.
Passenger train No. 12. eastbound.
on tbe southwestern division of the
Rock Island, struck and killed an un
known man who was walkioir on the
track two miles west of Buffalo, Iowa,
this morning. The Kdy was brought
Special for This Week.
I.swn chairs f 1.
Lawn sc tees tl .60.
Morris chairs $2.
Ten ier cent discount on all baby
carriages and go-carts. Open even
ings. AMLJiT S ffL KPRIsE STORE,
o 16J becond avenne.
Imoaf the Foal try.
T;nnl morn In p. I Tow rlo yu do this
momincT' said the duck, meeting the
"Non of your business." replied the
ben. "You an; no doctor."
"Qtiaek!" squawked the duck angrl-
That's -what I aid," cackled the
hen. Detroit Fre ITea.
FATE OF NINA MILLER.
Family Still Clings to Belief She
Was Foully Dealt
SENSATIONAL DISCLOSURES LIKELY.
be Criminal Develop'
ments Within a Short
Criminal developments of a highly
sensational character bearing on the
Nina Miller case are not unlikely
with'n a short time.
The family and relatives of the
Milan music teacher, who disappeared
so mysteriously on last New Year's
night, have since the finding of her dead
body in the Mississippi river a few
months ago near Fort Madison, Iowa,
not beeu content to accept the theory
that has since come to be generally
accepted that the young woman, in a
tit of despondency, threw herself into
the water. They have always been
of the belief that she was fouiiy dealt
Since her disappearance au investi
gation has been carried oi in behalf
of the family with the result, it is
understood. that some disclosures
have been made that, providing they
are allowed lo come to light, will
cause a sensation throughout this
BIG CROWD PLANNED FOR.
Twenty Thousand Visitors Expected Here
for Woodinen Picnic.
Twenty thousand visitors are ex
pected to be iu Rock Island for the
third annual picnic of the Tenth
Congressional District Woodman's
Picnic association to be held at
Riverview Park, Wednesday, July
18. The pri.e money aggre
gates $700, the contests to
include foresters, competitive drill,
to whole jurisdiction, first (100. sec
ond $60 aid third 25; forresters' drill
open only to teams of Tenth district,
tirst $o0, second $35, and third t"2i;
Royal Neighbors' drill, open to juris
diction. -tii'si 0, second $.i5, and
third $25; and baud contest open to
jurisdiction, tirst $100, second f50
and third f-'o.
OFFICERS ABE ELECTED.
MeetliiK of tbe Associated Charities l.Mst
The Associated Charities last night
held its annual election of oflicers
with the following results:
President J. W. Stewart.
Treasurer J. F. Robinson.
Secretary Mrs R 11 Young.
Ward Prebideuts First ward. Mrs.
Tillie Hastings; Second, Mrs. F. C.
lit-menway; Third, Mrs. C. T. Du-
gard; Fourth. Mrs. A. Mosenfelder;
Fifth, Mrs. W. B. Ferguson; Sixth,
Mrs. Elizabeth Terry; Seventh, Airs.
E. F. Bartholomew.
Auditing Committee (S. II. (ier
uibiu, Mayer Lvi, Mrs. J. J. Woiker.
Mrs. J. J. Worker was elected chair
man of the relief committee and
Mayer Levi chairman of the finance
Grace Mitchell was lined $10 and
costs for Leinr an inmate of a house
JohnConncll was fined $3 for a plain
Roy Stringer, aged in, whom the
police have been looking for since the
night last tall when a crowd of boys
assaulted the crew of a Burlington
train at Twentieth street crossing.
was arrested last night. Fireman
Nault, it will be remembered, was
tabbed bv one of the assailants.
Stringer left the city after the trouble.
He is believed to have done the stab
their saloon from Twenty-ihird street
and Fourth avenue to Seventeenth
street and Fourth avenue, 330, Claus
Frank's old stand, and will give their
opening lunch Wednesday evening.
Heware of a Couch.
A cough is not a disease but a
symptom. Consumption and bron
chitis, which are the most dangerous
and fatal diseases, have for their first
indication a persistent cough, and if
properly treated as soon as this
cough appears are easily cured.
Chamberiain's Coufih remedy has
proven wonderfuliy successful, ad
gained its wide reputation and exten
sive sale by its success in curing tbe
diseases which cause coughing. If it
is not beneficial it will not cost you a
cent, tor sale by all druggists.
I'nable to Work.
Charles Replogle, of At water, Ohio,
was unable to work on account of kid
ney trouble. After using Foley's
Kidney Cure four days he was entire
ly well. At all druggists.
I i a notorious fa'-t that the avcr-a-
government l-rk Is the most im
provident i--rsjn found in any class
of -mrjlovm-nt. In t.rorwjrtion to the
amount of pay h- nt-eives for his work
he has more d-Nts than he is able to
ui'ft than the man who gts Co pT
cent, less mouey.
L. S. McCabe & Co,
Bargain Convention Week.
Our great purchase of Summer
Corsets is now all ready for your in
spection and our lines of the regular
corsets and waists were never so com
plete, so varied or so atti active as at
present. To make them move lively
this week, we have marked a scale of
prices on them that will create a sen
sation among corset buyers, sale be
gins promptly at S:30 each morning
Summer Corsets at 14c, 25c, 39c,
50c, 75c and SI.
There are four style Summer Cor
sets at 50c, two of which look as good
and are as good as manv others sell
The 75 Cent Ones
should be sold at $1. at all times and
in all places, but we propose to sell
them all this week at 75c.
The 14 Cent Ones
will be on sale only from 2 to 3 o'
clock each day this week.
At the same hours we sell one our
best styles of the celebrated
SI P. N. Corsets for 58c.
(One to customer.) oc.
Suits and Jackets.
Mondar, Tuesday. Wednesday 1 0 Salts
Kach Day at X O'clock.
Rare chance to buy stylish suits
cheap, each day 10 choice suits,
coat and tight fitting styles, silk
lined jackets, values to $ 12,
each at $5.00
We have perhaps 50 Spring jackets,
broken lines, early purchases, etc.,
nicely silk lined and man-tailored,
have'sold at $5. $ti.50. $ 50
and $10. Choice now $5.98,
f 1.50 and.. J.o5
THE NEW ARRIVALS OF
Fancy Patterned Shirts
which we place on sale tomorrow are remarkable not v
only for the beauty of the designs and colorings, but
also for the mauy improvements in the shirt-tailor-icg"
and tho changed treatment in the striped pat
terns. East year, it will bo remembered, the stripes
ran across the bosom and around the cutis.
This Season the Stripes Run Straight Up
and Down on Both Bosom
The striped effects this year are also not quite so
startling as they were last year, though in our as
sortment will bo found many daring color combina
tions and effects. As our stock of fancy shirt novel
ties is naturally limited, you should make your
selection at the earliest possible moment.
$1, $1.50, $2,
With Separate Link Cuffs or Cuffs Attached.
SOMMERS S LAVELLE.
1802 Second Avenue.
IF YOU ARE
In your personal appearance, you cannot fail to le interested
in our elegant stock of spring and summer suiting.
To Look Well You Must Dress Well,
And to dress well you must have proper style and fit and these
you are sure of if you leave your order and have Dorn take
DORN, THE TAILOR,
iS 1 2 Second Avenue.
SEE OUR LINE
We have some bargains in "second hand
wheels." Repair shop and sundries.
Phil S. Wilcher,
Lace Curtain Department.
Another Week of Bargains.
At 10 o'clock each morning if
the lot lasts, full width
silkalines in handsome de
signs, value 10c, at per yd.. 5c
At 8 o'clock each afternoon, an
other lot of those printed Ma
dras Curtain Scrims, values
10c, quantity limited, per
ladies' Coaching or ru tiled Pa
rasols checks, plaids, black,
white and colors, your choice t.47
Choaching parasols, assorted
polka Dots, at 07c
Figured Crepe Parasols, several
patterns, coaching shape,
n,y r 68C
Children's Parasols, assorted
Children Gloria school um
brellas, plain stick or rods.. 34c
Men's Taffeta Silk Umbrellas,
extra strong rods, hook and
crook, silver trimmed hand
les, worth $2. this week 1.00
Another active week in this busy
For Ingrain carpets, double
chain, full yard wide, excel
lent wearing goods 29c
For 7Je Ingrains, best quality
wool, extra supsr weave,
good patterns 4 Sic
303 Twentieth Street.