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TILE AUGTJS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1901.
GUN AS PERSUADER
DEATH OF A PIONEER
TO THE HEIGHTS
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I lliiiii II mi - !
k (mmmrr s
: FineKockcrs, same as cut $2.25
ZLr 'V --'-w A larjre line of Victor )
$ - - r) Extension Tables just
A jp jP'&l e are snow'nJ? over
EVy ttA 100 styles of Rockers.
f tS Call and see the larg-
Oy est line of Parlor Fur-
Brass Beds, Iron and Brass Beds the largest line ever shown. 0
THE OLD RELIABLE FURNITURE DEALERS
Corner Sixteenth St. and Second Ave.
We will give our
Cent deduction on any
Overcoats in the house. None
reserved. None marked up.
You have a chance to se
lect from the best Overcoats
in the three cities at a reduc
TWENTY PER CENT
from regular price.
YOU KNOW ' US.
P. S. This sale
Annual 20 Per
is for cash only.
Frank Laib Drives Frank Ford
Into a Room at Point of a
TO COLLECT A SMALL DEBT
Former Held Under $200 Bonds
Klmer Heed on the
Been use lie took peculiar methods
io "get even" with Frank Ford Fred
Laib is lying in jai; under $J00 for
assault, with a deadly weapon with
abundant time to figure out how to
pay a fine of $.10 for carrying cpn
ccaled weapons. Laib is a brass mold
ir who has been working at Mayer's
foundry and is 22 years of aye. For:l
:s a butcher and 19. I loth have been
hoarding at the home , of A. D. Cox
in the Murphy flats on Fourth avenue
ind Twenty-third street. Some time
igo Ford was discharged from his po
sition at Class' butcher shop, where
le was working, and found employ
mint in Davenport, lie decided on
Saturday to go across the river T
When Laib learned of his intention',
tie was wroth, for Ford owed him
money. So Saturday evening1 the
former went to Stewart's hardware
-:ore and bought a 3:i-calibre revol
ver, preferring to lie armed when the
trouble he was contemplating took
place, for the reason, as he testified
at the hearing, that, he knew he
.vould get the worst of it ift a fight.
tJoing back to his boarding house he
ncountercd Ford on the street in an
argument with Rosa Sosal, a domestic
about the place. With a show of tak
ing the girl's part he pulled his gun
and marched Ford into the house
and up the stairs to the room the two
had been occupying. Then began a
brief but interesting ieriod of res
titution on the part of the hapless
Ford. First he was forced to listen
to an inventory of his short-comings
ind then he was compelled at the
point of the revolver to count ont
?.-.2. which Laib declared was due .him.
As FonI dived under a dresser to get
a pair of gloves he had "borrowed"
from the man with the gun the latter
took advantage of the situation to
give him a kick in the eye.
At this stage Mr. Cox entered the
room and made a pass to get hold of
the revolver and Ford made his es
cape down the stairs. The latter
caught an east-bound car and went
to the home of Dr. S. II. Hail on Thir
tieth street. The doctor telephoned
the police anil Night Captain McCabe
soon rounded up I.aib in his room.
At the hearing before Magistrate
Johnson this morning Ford was finei
$5 for disorderly conduct.
A KouKh Houhc.
Klmer Kecd became involved in a
quarrel at the home of Ira Smith, his
brother-in-law, on Fourteenth street
Saturday evening and there were
lively times. The trouble, it seems,
started over some money which it
was claimed Smith owed Heed. The
latter concluded he had a lien on the
furniture and after he had put the
family to flight proceeded to pile
things out through the windows and
doors as fast as he was able. lie
was thus engaged when Officer Pear
son appeared on the scene and placed
him under arrest. At the station it
was found that the prisoner was suf
fering from a number of bad cuts
nhout the face he had received in the
nude and the services of a surgeon
were required to dress ins wounds.
This morning the relatives failed, to
appear against Heed and he was let
otT with a fine tf $5 for disorderly
Arthur and Kiyicst Hosey. two col
ored boys, 12 and 9 years of age, set
themselves up as electricians Satur
day afternoon and began operations
by cutting down all the light wires on
the premises at the rear of the Dia
mond saloon on Second avenue. TIrey
were caught with the wire yesterday.
This morning they declared, when
placed on trial .that an up town junk
dealer had put. them up to the mis
chief. After giving the youngsters a
severe talking to Magistrate Johnson
let them go, with the understanding
that they would be punished if they
were again found breaking the law.
II. Lewis is minus a horse blanket
which he left on his horse while
hitched at Twenty-first street and
Third airmie Saturday night.
WATCH SERVICES IN THE
CHURCHES TOMORROW NIGHT
Watch services are to be held in
six of the churches of the city to
morrow night the Central, llroad
way and United l'resbytcrian. First
Methodist. First llaptist and Mem
orial Christian lasting from 8 till 12
Kach pastor will open and close the
service at his own church and wJJ!
also pay a visit to the five other con
gregations, speaking to each for
about fifteen minutes.
An KTanKPllnfn Story.
I suffered for years with a bron
chial trouble and tried various rem
edies but did not obtain permanent
relief until I commenced using One
Minute Cough Cure," writes Rev.
James Kirkman, evangelist of Helle
River, 111. One Minute Cough Cure
affords immediate relief for coughs,
colds and nil throat and lung troub
les. For croup it is unequalled. AIh
solutely safe. Never fails and a fa
vorite with the children.
George K. Wells, Former Supervisor,
Expires Iemlse of Mrs. Ann
George R. Wells, a former member
of the county board, and one of the
pioneers of this section, died sudden
ly of heart, disease at the home of his
son, Kdwanl Wells, in Hampton town
ship Saturday evening... He had been
about the premises ivs usual during
the day, and after finishing the even
ing chores returned to the house and
read half an hour, and just before
supjcr took a walk to the stable.
When he failed to return to partake
of the evening meal with the family
somo alarm was felt, as it was known
he had a weak heart, and on investi
gation his dead body was discovered
in the yard at the rear of the barn.
Owing to the suddenness of his !e
mise an inquest was held yseterday
by Coroner L. V. Fckhart, the jury
composed of W. 1J. Carey, Henry
Ilustard. Grant Grifiin, Joseph Smith,
August Wilderniuth ami Kdward Nor
ton, returning a verdict in accord
ance with the facts given above. De
ceased was 7:i years of age anil was a
native of Vermont. He had lived in
the county our fifty years. He had
made his home with his son, Kdward.
since the separation from his second
wife. The latter lives in Davenport.
Mr. Wells' funeral is to be held to
morrow. Mrs. Ann C. Stone died at 4 o'clock
yesterday morning at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Howard Wells.
1707 Sixth avenue, after an illness
with a complication of ailments. Mrs.
Stone was lxrn Oct. 2T, 1S2.1, in Ply
mouth. N. Y., and in early youth re
moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Miller, to Huron coiintv, Ohio.
In the family settled in Mercer
county, where the daughter's mar
riage to Irwin C. Stone occurred
May 4, 1S4. In isrfi they removed to
Milan, and continued to reside there
until Mr. Stone's death in 1 S.. The
survivors are two daughters. Mrs.
Wells" and Miss Dell Stone, and one
sister. Mrs Adelia Ilerry. of I'ortl.md,
Oregon. Two sons died in infancy.
The funeral is to be held from 1h
home on Sixth avenue at 2 p. m. to
Silas (ilaspy. a former resident
and old settler of Hock Island county,
died from the effects of an internal
tumor last week at Geneseo, where he
had resided the last six years Mr.
tilaspy vas born in New Jersey St
years ago and has been a bachelor
throughout his lifetime. While re
siding in this county he owned and
operated a farm two and a half miles
west of Carbon Clifl. near what was
known as Tinkerville. lie also op.
crated a fruit farm in California for
a short time.
The funeral of Mrs. John Sah'er
took place at 1::!0 csterd.iy after
noon from the home in South I!m-k
Island to the Ninth street Kvaugelieal
church, services being conducted by
The funeral of John M. FJiiott took
place at It a. m. yesterday from the
bereaved home at 40: Twentieth
street. Kev. William Torrance con
ducted the services, assisted by the
members of the choir of the Central
elrirch. The burial took place at
Chippiannock. The pallbearers were
II. A. J. McDonald. George Darnes.
John Herbert, John Spilger, Fred
Schroedcr and Harvev 11. Daugherty.
RATES FOR PLAYERS
President Sexton, of the Thrre-I
Iieague, Confers AVith Knllronds
Meeting of Directors.
President M. II. jSexton, of the
Three I league, is back from Chicago,
where he has been endeavoring to ar
range with railroads for rates for the
clubs in the league during the coming
season. I'pon the success of his mis
sion he is not ready to report. Neith
er is he yet. prepared to make a state
ment in regard to his continuance in
the office to which he has been ten
dered a re-election. He mav not def
initely announce his determination
till the directors of the league meet
some time in February.
Mr. Sexton states that he has rea
son to believe there will be an early
meeting of the representatives of ali
the leagues to make some arrange
ments for the settlement of the ques
tions upon which there is at present
such a wide difference. He feels con
fident that an early settlement of :
isting difficulties will be reached
through the efforts of A. G. Spa Hid
ing. Notice to Stockholder.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the S. A. Mager Manufac
turing company will be held at the
office of the company at Uock Island.
Saturday, January lsth, 11102. at 2:(Mi
p. m., for the election of a board of
directors and such other business as
may come ln-fore the im-eting.
S. A. MAGEK, Secretary.
IJcensrd to Wed.
Flias Shoemaker. Kli.a, III.
Miss Jennie Parker Drury
Beautifying methods that injure
the skin and health are dangerous.
P.e beautiful without discomfort by
taking Kocky Mountain Tea. Sun
shiny faces follow its use. 33c. T.
II. Thomas, druggist.
Tri-City Railway Company to
Build Long Desired
TO MOVE THE COMING YEAR
Sow Considering the Rest Itontc--
Ordinance to be
One of the first matters of public
import to receive attention in the
new year will be the long-desired
street railwav extension to South
Heights, the Tri-City company hav
ing determined, as soon as it can sat
isfy itself as to which of the routes
under consideration will serve the
greatest number of people, to go be
fore the city council and ask for the
granting of an ordinance.
The need for street ears to and
from the suburbs at the south of the
citv has been apparent for several
years. The conditions have been
looked into before by the street rail
way folks and the only reason they
have not. built before is that other
improvements were more pressing.
Itree 1'atronnsre Ansared.
South Heights in itself is a thrivinp
community, and with the patronage
from the district lying between Ninth
ami JMgnteentn avenues, win un
doubted I v make the new extension a
profitable investment, one that will
be added to in no small proportions
when Iiveriew park shall have been
gotten in shape for public use. while
the merchants will likewise benefit
from the rapid trnnsis communica
tion between the suberbs and the
Mr. and Mrs. John Ingram returned
this morning from Chicago.
K. C Graves and Levi Waterman, of
iicneseo, wt re m the city to ia.
Mr. and Mrs. St. John, of Cable, are
visiting their children in the city.
William H. Wakefield, of Taylor
Kidge, was a caller in the city today.
Mrs. F, II. First has gone to Morri
son 1o spend New Years with Mrs. J.
Mrs. Fmmn Wit hcrspoon. of Gene
seo, is spending tne nomiay season
J. P.. Cooper and Miss P.essie Cooper
of Hamlet, visited over Sunday at the
home of K. 1. Steclmaii.
W. L. Sweeney left today for Wich
ita. Kas.. to make his home with his
son, Kicliniond .M. sweenev.
Mrs. M. Hums, of Chicago, who has
been ;i 'gust :it the home of T. J.;
Donahue, returned home today.
A. .1. Taj lor and family left last
night for their home in Cohpict,
Minn., after a isit with relatives.
Dr. F. A. Stratton. of Milwaukee,
returned home today, after a short
visit with his friend, Ualph Haver
stick. Henry and Kmil Lcmbnrg reurned
to Peoria to resume tneir studies at
the llrndley P-dytechnie school, after
having spent their Christmas vacation
Miss S. C. Liters, of FJkader, Iowa,
wdio has been visiting with Dr. and
Mrs. S. P,. Hall, left this morning for
Farlville, Iowa, from which place she
will go to Arizona to spend the win
ter. Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Dufiiehl. of
Woodstock, 111., ami Mrs. lsabelle
Iluekley and Kdward Mandorin, of
Keynolds. were in the city yesterday
to. attend the funeral of J. M. Kl
liott,'.,. D. O. Daugherty left today for
Winona, Minn., where he is to become
superintendent of the sash and door
factory of the Kmpire Lumber com
pany, having resigned his position
with ihe l.nck Island stair works.
J. 11. Muilaney, political writer for
the (,'hieago Heeord-Horald and Nw
York Herald, who has been in Des
Moines interviewing Gov. L. M. Shaw
concerning his policies when he be
comes secretary of the United States
treasury. sjent Sunday in the city as
the guest of Hon. K. W. Hurst, who
entertained a small party at. dinner
it the Hock Island club in the even
ing in honor of the visitor.
SOME JANUARY WEATHER
THAT WE HAVE HAD
Data concerning January for a
period of ;0 years has been compiled
from the records of the local weather
station, showing that the mean or
normal temperature has leen 2(1. The
warmest month was that of ISso with
an average of 37, and the coldest
was that of 17., with an average of
S above. The highest temperature
was (:t on the 1st, 1SD7, and the low
est 27 below on the 5th, 1SSI. Hie av
erage precipitation was 1.7 inches.
The greatest monthly precipitation
was 4.34 inches in 1S74. and the least
n.in inches in 1S72. The greatest
amount of precipitation recorded in
anv 24 consecutive hours was
inches, on the 1st. 1S70. The greatest
amount of snowfall recorded in any
24 consecutive hours (record extend
ing to winter of 184-5 onlv), was 11
indies on the 251 h, isns. The aver
age number of clear days was 10. of
parti v cloudy 10. ami of cloudy 11
The prevailing winds have lieen from
the northwest. The highest velocity
of the wind was 60 miles from the
southwest on the 1st, 1S76.
Subscribe lot The Argus,
Third Avenue Through,
Sale of Handkerchiefs
G7 dozen ladies" fine handkerchiefs of
all kinds from 20c, 25e, 30o, 35c to
3Sc, wrinkled, mussed, tumbled, by
handling and in trims in windows
and show cases, all these 07 dozen
(S04 handkerchiefs) put in at the
one price, 15c, to close out 1C
Take your pick, one or a dozen,
wdiile they last, 15c eavh or S1.S0 per
dozen. This lot includes many differ
ent styles of both fancy hemstitching
A Big Deal in Cotton Blankets
About fifteen cases and bales of line
southern fleece cotton blankets at
less than the cost of manufacture.
Xo matter how we got them, here
300 "pA IKS 11-4 Dark Cotton Blankets,
full Zy2 pound weight, never sold
under $1 a pair, these come in sin
gle blankets and they will nr
go quick at, each OUU
12-4 SIZE Cotlon Blankets, great, big.
heavy 4 pound blankets, value
$1.50 a pair, come same as m Qrt
above in single blankets, at..TOl
100 PA1KS tiordon Fleece Blankets,
all grays, value 75c,
at per pair
100 PAIKS Silk Fleece Blankets, value
$1.25 at 7g
per pair Jvt
100 PAIKS Fancy Roman Stripe and
Jacquard blankets, suitable for
bath robes, wrappers, etc.,
$1.75 values at sltlU
5 BALES Bed Quilts, heavy rp
and well made, each UOl
A sn:ip purchase of dozen pieces
bought at about half price,
assorted colors, CO
These will be found in our millinery
Xot necessary to sliiver longer than
it takes you to reach our store and jet
inside one of those ' ' -
No other storm coat continues so per
fectly amplitude, warmth and grace
ful outline. They are made in a variety
of fabrics, including, of course, Irish
Frieze, thick, though light and soft,
Elysians and honest-looking, rough
faced, shaggy Newfoundlands.
Sommers & LaVelle,
180 4 Second avenue, Rock Island, 111.
NOW is the time when wc can give orders for special hats even
more particular attention than when the general rush of the
millinery season is on, and o.ir special hats, embodying the lat
est fancies in stylish millinery, are always pleasing.
IF VOUB winter hat needs freshening up, we have a nice as
sort ment of roses, violets and other ilowers, in nature's own
tints, anil a bunch of which would give'3-onr hat the freshness
and touch of color which will give you new pleasure in its
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
CORNER TWENTIETH STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE.
W. A. RO
119 Eighteenth Street.
to Second, Roclc Island, 111.
Walking Suits Reduced .
15 Walking Suits, snappy, up-to-date
styles, made of English checks, cov
erts and mixtures, prices were $11
to $15, we sell them An TTC
this week at yOi O
There are also a lot of other suit
bargains you'll be interecsted in.
We have about (50 new winter coats,
27 and 42 inch lengths, in tan. castor,
red. blue and grey, many are lined
with fine quality of satin, styles are
the best, workmanship superior
The $20, $22.50, $23.50, $25, $2S, fnd
$30 garments, (HI M fin
will be vPlH-.U
The $12, $13.50, $15, $16.50, $18 and a
, few $22 values, will aq rn
be just vy .OU
Never mind how we got them. It's
a 'special occasion, tht bargains are
tempting, just about 00 in all, hurry
if you want one.
A Clearance Sale of Dress Goods
and Silk Remnants
This is the after-Chri;;tmas clean up
of remnants of the choicest dress fab
rics, after the rush of Christmas trad
ing in the silk and dress goods section
TO CLKAI1 THEM OUT Ql'ICK we have
marked them re(tarllesn. In many cases leu
than HALE THE SEGIXAK SELLING
Black and colored dress goods and
silks, in waist lengths, skirt lengths
and many lengths enough for a whole
dress. Come early.
Another lot of those cream choco
lates Tuesday all day 10c i f
a pound, only . IUC
Ladies' Kid Shoes
A new lot of ladies' Dongola kid
shoes, all solid leather, (f
Tuesday $1, a pair v&LUU
MAKE A DATE
when in need of electrical supplies
We have the best batteries, lells,
push buttons, switches, lamps, shades,
chandaliers, etc., and .will le pleased
to give you estimates for wiring and
installation of any electrical appa
ratus. Let us color your lamps for holi