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THE AltGUo, WEDNESDAY, JJTL 31, 190f.
: PLAIN PROPOSITIONS
Of Furniture has always made our store the
centre of Furniture dealing. Our stock Is the
best selected, most up to-date in styles and
most reliable in workmanship that the market
affords. The assortment is always kept complete.
:Just Now we are Showing a
Beautiful Array of theLak
Of the Furniture Manufacturing World. fe
have everything in our line including a'l
grades of Carpets from highest to lowest price.
Mattings and floor coverings of every kind,
Rugs in endless variety and In fact, a building
full of attractive furnishings for the home.
Remember the Slore When You Think of
Corner Sixteenth Street and Second A venae.
you KNOW us.
We Have Started Our
Is our price now for about ioo Men's Suits,
that we formerly sold for $12 00, $15.00 and
$1650. Look in our window. Wach this
ONE DAY OF BATTLES
Billy Neth and Jack Parker Par
ticipants in a Gory Encounter
on Second Avenue.
j LATTER LAID OUT WITH A BILLET
1 But Recovers and Beats Ud Ad-
in a Scrap.
$7.29 $7. 29
The sidewalk and a portion of the
wall in front of the Harper house
were splattered with gore this morn
log as the result of a vicious
encounter that occurred there last
night. The combatauts were "Billy
Neth, of this city, and Jack" Par
ker, a baikccper in Moline, and when
the fight was over both were handed
over to surgeons to be mended.
There had been bad blood between
Parker and Neth and some of their
satellites for rome time and the first
physical encounter which led upto
lant night's bruising occurred about
three weeks ago in a Secoud ave
nue saloon. On thN occasion Neth,
it seems, was taken olT hi guard and
knocked down by Paikt-r. hi nee that
time it La beeu known by friend of
the two men that further troub'e was
due if a meeting under favorable cir
cumstance should occur.
Last night I'm kit cauie to thit? ci'y
and pent several hours at the differ
ent resorts, winding np in froDt of the
Harper house about midnight Ho
fat down iu a chair, presumably to
await a car for Davenport, where he
rooms. Neth was also abroad and
was keeping a weather eve on Par
tier's movements When be saw the
latter comfortably 6eatcd lie signified
his intention of starting something.
and in spile of t (Torts on the prl of
bis friends to dissuade him, sallied up
to i'aiker and suddenly began to be
labor Lim with a small billey. Par
ker was stunned and fell to the side
walk and begged to bo let up. As his
assailant kept at him, however, and
no ono saowed a disposition to inter
fere, his temper overcame his fear.
and being a con-iderably larger man
than Neth, he bes.ao t strurlc and
finally got upon his foet. '
Neih Lours Part of i:r.
From this time Neth's star began
to wane. Parker first tok a mouth
ful of bis car and then wrenched away
his billev and turned it upon the
owi er. He shoved Neth up against
the w-ill cf the building and pum
uie'.ed him till the crowd aw that the
latter would be killed unless some
one inteifred ad Parker was dragged
away. About this time Billy" Hani
meriy, a hack driver, appeared upon
tic eccuc with an armful of brick
and began delivering them at Parker
One caught the latter upon the head.
laying open a large gash and fel ing
mm to tne pavement, as be rose
again he turned upon Hamtueily with
the blend streaming over his face and
said, "I'm all in now, but I'll get you
liter, young man."
1 tie police arrived on t no scene
about the time the right wan over and
assisted Parker to the ctlice of Dr
Moore, wlcre an inventory of his
aauiages discovered uotiurg more
serious than the scalp wound mule
by the brick and a numbr of minor
cuts and bruises. Neth was taken to
St Anthony's hospital iu the ambu
lance, where it was found his rno't
serious injury was the loss of a por
tion of the left ear, which was re
placed by Dr. J P. Cjmegjs, who
was called to attend him. Neither of
the combatants will be seriously d s-
hgured. Hota have security up for
appearance in the joJicu court this
bill game yesterday afternoon. There
were iust a few msses Hildebrnndt. i
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delivered, fanned ouU llildebrandt
was given a severe trouncing. The
chief escaped without a scratch.
Another Sera p.
There was still another scrap this
morning, the features of which were
a knockout and a foot race. At Sixth
avenue and Seventeenth street there
stood on the verge of the street car
tracks an old 2-story house that is
being moved from the Rock Island
depot site on Fifth avenue to a point
further west- The mover started
bright and early this morning to get
the house across the tracks before the
first car came along. . He failed- The
wire repairers were sent from Davcn
port with their high wagon to
straighten out the tangle. In the
meantime moving operations were
necessarily stopped. The man own
ing the hout-e stormed around the
etreet, giving the street car emplojes
a piece of his mind lor interfering
with his work. Little attention was
given him, so be went back home ard
cent his son. The latter ran into the
brawny knuckles of or.e of the street
car bands and hugged tne pavement.
Then the father cut in again, but be
fore be had a chance to say much was
holding uTst place in a foot race,, with
a high wire worker a close second.
HASTINGS KKSKNTS AM 1NMLT.
Kirn llrpsrtiueut Chief Tronnrea Oscar
lll!ltbraiiflt at Ball 1'ark.
Denied an apology fur an insult
that he says no gehtlctuan could have
swallowed. Charles Hastings, chief of
the tiro department, yesterday after
noon ot satisfaction with his liats
out of the physiognomy of Oscar liil-
debranit, a clerk employed at Lam
bert 8 toggery Bhop.
Recently in his capacity as Luildiug
inspector the chief was touring
through the alley at the rear tf Sec
ond avenue wheu ho noticed some in
flammable, rubbish in tho bark of
Amdt's cigar tiloro, Uo called tho
attctition of Ferdinand Schnell, the
cloik, to tho fact that it would be
advitabl) to have the objtctionable
material removed. Tho chief says be
was met with anything bat a satis
factory answer from young Schnell,
who told him that he would not act
as scavenger and that if the chief bad
any complaint to make he bad better
see the proprietor, Mr. Arndt.
finally llildebrandt voluntarily
took a nand in the
The chief went about
Harry lljldcrf Is visiting in Chi
cago. E D. Kohn and family are visiting
in Des Moines. ,
lion. Levi Waterman, of Genesco.
was in the city on business today.
J. C. I'hompion and daughter, of
Peoria, Munt last night in the city.
Miss F orenoo Ilobb left this morn
ing for a -weeks' visit in Milwaukee.
Miss Auna Schumacher, of Musca
tine, is visiting with Miss Grace
R-tymond Stephen, of Cii;ago, re
turned home today nftcr a visit with
his aunt, Mrs. Goorgo Ireukenschuh.
Miss Madge Lund departed Ibis
morning for her home ia Minncapo is
after a visit with relatives in tho citv.
Klwsrd Do war and Fred Pollard
have returned from their vi,-it to the
Buffalo exposition and oher eastern
Miss Mau le Knowles has returned
to her home in Po 'ria after a 2-wceks
visit with Mrs. F. 11 'Caldwell, in
South Kock Is an J.
Mrs (I W. Stone and pon Paul, of
Waseca, Minn., are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mjs. 13 Stone, on
Kev. K. F Sweet, rector of Trinity
Episcopal church, aud llev. (J 11
K.iltcnbdch, his assistant. leave to
morrow morning for Edgartowo,
Musi., wheio the former will remain
an indefinite period r-r tne benefit cl
his buaHtU. Ucv. Kltcnbach will re
turn to" the city in abiuttreo week9.
City Attorney A. II Kohkr. of Mo
line. has arrived home, having been
called back on account of the threat
ened injuno'io.i agin:t the city by
Fred Senson. In addit on to at
tending the invention of the Kl8 at
Milwaukee Mr. Kolilcr mj yed a like
trip and spent sum time m sevci a' of
the Michigan su minor resorts. He
was compelled, however, to forego an
interesting trip he bd plinned to
Syracuse, N. V.
COT OUT ENTIRELY
Northwestern Road Severs Tarif
Relations With Tri-City
A SEVERE BLOW TO COMMERCE
Significance of the Move
Matter of Conjecture.
REV. 5HUEY ACCEPTS
CHRISTIAN CHURCH CALL.
liev. Thomas J. Shuey, of Valpar
aiso, Ind., has sent word of his ac
ccptance of the call to tho pastorate
of Memorial Christian church of Rock
It is expected that Kev. Shuey will
be here in time to conduct next Sun
The acceptance of the call will be
gratifying news to tho coneregation,
with which Kev. Shuey made himself
popular on the occasion of his recent
For tho past four years Kev. Shuey
has been district evangelist for tho
Christian church in the northern por
tion of Icdiana.
Cnwtotd on thsvrop.
Ex-Senator W. F. Crawford, of Tay
lor Kidgc, was in town today. He was
ontbusiastic over the results of recent
rains, wbicn came, he decland. in re
sponse to tho prayers of the good peo
ple down his way. including himself,
who had teen sitting up nights pull
ing lor a break in tho drouth. Mr.
Crawford says the ride in over tho
country this morning was delightful,
as cool as a fall day, and the roais in
nno condition. He says down his
way corn will be a two-thirds crop.
and be reckons that will bo the aver
age over the county.
Urlnglns; tha Trolley Llua Here.
A movement is on foot to extend
the Moline-Port Byron trolley lino
from Moline to Rock Island via tha
diecussion.tailrace,bat opposition has been en-
jus uuo - PnnnMro1 nv inn Mn n. Ilur tm
The Chicago & Northwestern road
administered a blow to the commer
cial interests of the three cities today
when it sent out notice to the effect
that with the close of business Aug.
6 all joint tariff agreements and rates
with th8 Davenport, Rock Island &
NorthweHern road would be can
celled, which means that the rela
tions that heretofore existed between
the two corporations are about to
- . a i 1
cease. 1 ce new road wm not do aoie
to make further rates to points on
tho Northwestern hue. The North
western has borne a friendly attitude
toward the Tri-City route ever since
the latter came into existence, and the
notice just received severs the last
tie that binds them. I am as
much in tha dark as anyone as
to tho meaning of the Njrthwestern's
position," said General Manager Pot
ter, of the DdVenport, Kock Island A
Northwestern, this morning. "It
came to me without the slightest fore
warning. I have been in correspond
ence with the iNortnwestern rigni
along and have been the company's
representatives at frequent intervals
with reterence to our mutual interests.
but not so much as an intimation has
been made as to what bas come. Had
bfcen given a chance, vou may be
assured 1 should havo made a fight to
keep tho tarifl ogrcemeut in force.
But tho Nirthwe-tern has simply
taken matters into its own hands and
Merely Soma More of Those yoeer Actions.
Tho meaning of the unexjiected ac
tion of the Northwestern can only be
rcarded as a mat'er of conjeature.
It is particularly perplexing just
now that hopes were beiog raisedthat
iho company might still jet into the
threo cities," and how far it is signifi
cant in this respect is as much of a
pu.ile si aovthiug. lo what exteut
tre read that bave acquired control
of the Tri-City rciue may have ligured
in the cause cf the late order is like
wise purrly a matter of surmise.
Thero bave bcei so manv queer
things ,c"uig on on railroads entering
the three cities in the past few months
that on most propositions affecting
them tho public has another gueos
CANNOT LOCATE THE
RELATIVES OF GARDNER
The remains cf George Gardner,
the farm hand who died Sunday at
St. Anthony's hoepital from the re
sult of injuries sustained on the
tracks near Erie Sunday morning,
were shipped this morning to Erie,
where they will be bniied. The rail
road company has failed in its erToits
to locate relatives in Indiana.
Dollar Lamps for Half.
In our Second Avenue window we are showing
three styles of very pretty house-ho'd lamps,
decorated in bright, tasteful colors, vases,
shades and globes to match, all complete, ready
One Etyle, marked to
sell as a real bargain
Oae style, artistic snape and decoration, sell
ing today for. ,
One style with handsome 8 inch globe, cheap
at f I, Beginning Thursday morning at U
o'clock and until sold,. your choice for 50c,
half a dollar.
You May Like One Kind Better Than Another.
First Come, First Served.
ness and the following day received a ( pany and other property interests in
letter of tho most vile nature r gari- lhe tailrace. Another way mar be
ing his duties as head of the lire da
pirtmtnt. It bore young SchntH'j
initials, but the chief says he learned
it had been written by llildebrandt.
The chief called on Schnell. who gave
found to bring the line into this city
Aa Illusion Merely.
Inquiry has developed the fact that
-the excavation at the Q passenger
up tne wnoie-snap. x nen mueoranui station is not lor the foundation on
I was visited. At tirst he denied being i the promised train sheds, but for the
, the author of the communication, bun I layiog of water mains to furnish a
when informed that bcnneil had handy supply for uso about tho
squealed, admitted he was the guilty I coaches.
party. He was asked to apologize.
but refused. Chief Hastings aid he j Puts light 'in the eye, tints the
did not propose wa tiig words, sim- cheeks with nature's Vermillion, iocs
ply iiinding Hildeorandt that he Jens the tension of lifo, brushes cob
woula take it out of his hide the tctt I webs from your brain. That's what
t" me he met him. J Rocky Mountain Tea docs. 35 cents.
The meeting occurred at the base- T. H. Thomas' pharmacy. '
Tha Obltanrjr ltec-.oril.
The funeral of Ed Brown a well
known Kock Inland arsenul employe,
occurred Monday afternoon from the
family home, 612 Federal street, Div-
enport. Mr. brown's death occurred
Sunday, after slight warning, and
was assigned to hea t trouble. The
deceased canto to Davenport with his
parents iu 1855 from New York, his
aatlve 6tate. He was a tireman and
engineer on the Kock Island for nearly
a score of years, and for the past
seven years had beeu employed at the
arsenal. His wife and three sons sur
vive him, and Chester. Nelson and
V. W. Brown were brothers aud Mies
Julia Brown and Mrs. O. II. Andrews
were sisters of the deceased.
Mrs. Johu A. Hokinson, of Moiino,
formerly Miss Mildred Hillicr, of this
city, died at 1:30 this morning after
a long ilmess with tuberculosis. She
is survived by bcr husband, parents
and bi&tcrs. Mrs. A R McBarney,
Mrs. James A. Weed and Miss Sara B.
Hillicr, and two brothers, David and
George. Tho funeral will be held
from the late residence, 1116 E cventh
hired, at 2 p. in Thursday.
The last of the smallpox patients in
Dav-uport will be out of quarantine
by Siturday. Tbo Froecble family of
seven, who nave been shut up for
inite awhile, were dismissed Monday.
The Rarstens family of three will bo
out of quarantine by Saturday next.
and unless some new cases appear be
fore that, their dismissal will at least
mark a lull in the epidemic. When
tbey are let out they will complete
the number of cases that have been
discovered this year. Eighty havo
received Dr. Preston's attention since
the 1st cf January, and 10 others were
reported, making 'JO in all.
The stage of water at the Kock Is
land bridge was stationary at 4.35.
The temperature at noon was 80.
The J. W. Van Sant and the Lydia
Van Sant brought dqwn 24 strings of
log. The E Kutledge and the Ken
dall went north. The Winona, J. S.
and W. J. Young were here on their
r -gular tripsj
Thoso famous little pill, DcWitt's
Little Early Risers, compel your liver
and bowels to do their duty, thus
giving jou pure, ricn blood to re
cuperate your body. Are easy to
take. Never gripe. B. II. Bieber and
llartz ft Ullemeyer J
L. S McCabe & Co., Rock Island I
Third Avenue, Through to Second. Entrances
on Hoth Avenues.
saving on W mm
All our summer wcih s Boys' Knea Pants Suits,
age 8 tc 15 years that sold t $5 00. $5 75, $5 00, gp r s4Q
$t 50 and f 00. just to close tneoi out for CP Z.rO
Children's and Boys' Wash Suits at Halt Price.
Young Men's Long Pant Suits that sold at $7 00,
$7 50. f 8 50 and t'.t 00, just to close out small lota
Choice Line Sailor Hats for Boys and t
S0MMER3 & LAVELLE.
1S04 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
207 West Second Street, Davenport.
That is Correct in Style and Price
Go to the Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Remember that we excel in special order work. We
arc alive to the devclopements of the styles as the
season progresses, and hats turned out from our
workroom always display the newest wrinkles, which
giveour hits their preeminent tone and individuality.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Corner Twontieth street and Fourth Avenue. Rock Island, 111. Telephone 1237
We Sell Fans, Dyn
amos, Motors, Bells,
and Batteries, but
don't rent them.
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A. Robb & Co.
117 Seventeenth street.
Wc stand between you ind