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THE AHGTJS, TUESDAY DECEMBER 0, 1902.
KEPT IT AMONG THEM
Heirs to a Property Avoid the Ex
pense cf Litigation by
IH ORDER TO DISTRIBUTE IT
Hold That Court Proceedings Come
Muskegon. Mich., i)vc. 9. An alto
gether unique manner of dividing prop
erty among Hit heirs lias occurred
here, the principals being the children
of the. late Alexander Uodgcrs, the
pioneer Iron manufacturer of this city.
The property aggregates thousands of
dollars, and owing to no will having
been left by the deceased the estate
has never been divided. The children
are as follows: State Representative
Lincoln Kodgord, John, Hugh and Alex
Ilodgers. Mrs. Fred II. Miller, of Port
Huron, Out., and Mrs. Margaret Yancy,
of this city.
Manner of O.'strlbotlon.
The six Heirs assembled at the Rod
gers Iron Manufacturing company's of
fice in this ity and a complete list
of the jiroptTty was prepared. Cards
were prepared and a single description
with a fair valuation attached was
written on each slip of paper. The
whole was placed in a box and the
heirs drew out one slip at a time, the
oldest Alex Rodgers. drawing first,
then the others in the order of their
; . . Ice Cream.
Place your order with us and get
the purest and richest ice cream in
the tri-cities. 'Phone West 1241. Tri
City Milk & Butter company, Rock
MOVE IS ON FOOT
TO TFLADE AT HOME
Illinois Towns Join, to Keep Resi
dents From , Patronizing
Geneva, Ills., Dec. 9. It has' re
ma hied for Genera, the country home
of many Chicago businesa men, to set
up the newest argument in favor of
villagers buying Christmas gifbs from
home merchauts rather than from the
big Chicago stores. It Is suggested
that Chicago purchases may stop the
building of school houses. The school
building on one side of the town has
become, inadequate for the accommo
dation of the school population, and
tlte im reliant may be called on to vote
to raisn funds for a new building.
It is claimed that the tradesmen,
seeing the Town people go to Chicago
and come back loaded with Christmas
goods, while their own stocks remain
on their ha litis unnoticed, have no in
terest in voti::g to tax themselves for
town improvements, but are more in
clined to move out of the community.
It is pointed out that the country mer
chants have patronized Chicago to the
extent of buying the largest stock of
holiday goods ever seen in the town.
Notice to Gentlemen
There is a good chance for you to
get your dress suit or overcoat made
to order by a very stylish tailor. Go
to Harry Greenberg. He has a fine
stock of cloth to pick from, and you
can get j'our clothes at ver3r reason
able terms. All you have to pay is $2
a week after you get the clothes. We
guarantee our clothes to be made at
the Custom Garment Union, tailors.
Remember, 207 Bradj- street, room 6,
above Postal Telegraph office, Daven
Croup instantly relieved. Dr. Thom
as' Kclectric Oil. Perfectly safe. Nev
er fails. At any drug store.-
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necessary to sustain life and invigorate mind and body. Perfect health,
sound, restful sieep, clear complexion, bright eyes, clean, white teeth,
sweet breath are the blessings that follow a regular diet of MALTA
VITA. A week's trial of MALTA-VITA as a diet for breakfast and supper
will convince the most skeptical of the superior merits of MALTA-VITA.
Beware of imitations. Insist on getting MALTA-VITA, "The Per
fect Food." Requires no cooking, always ready to eat
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Battle Creek, Mich. Toronto, Canao
Where Hot-Water System is used
the atmosphere remains pure and
balmy, the air is evenly and
mildly warmed but never over
heated, and so economical too!.
Mar Furnish Estimate'
IDEAL Boilers and
Allen, Myers 6c Co.
BODY IS HOT CLAIMED
Mystery as to Identity of Dead
SATO TO HAVE A FAMILY
Inquiries Made in Citiea Where He
is Supposed to Have
Time only serves to deepen the mys
tery that surround the death of the
man supposed to be Thomas .lames,
who died at the Merchants' restaur
ant Sunday morning. Following upon
the failure of the supposed brother
from Iilooniington to identify the
body other evidence was sought in the
dead man's effects to discover, if pos
sible, his true name.
Among his papers a lease was found
that leads to the belief that he hus
lived in Chicago under the name of
K. J. Illee. At least the lessor of a
certain described flat on Clark street
in that city went by the above name.
The date of the instrument was 1893
and the party from whom the flat
was rented was Mrs. Mary Tilottson.
Undertaker Knox fias telegraphed to
the latter and to the real estate agent
whose name appears on the lease to
learn what they know of Blee.
A woman who is employed in the
city and who formerly lived t Perry,
111., says that the deceased lived at
that place under the name of James,
and that he leaves a wife anil family
there. A lineman with whom deceas
ed worked claims that he was from
Burlington and that he leaves a fam
ily there. If definite knowledge is
not soon forthcoming the remains
will be buried in the potter's field.
Answer From Chicago
Late this afternoon Mayor Knox re
ceived a telegram from Chicago
which stated that the Blee whose
name appears on the lease found in
the possession of the dead man war.
an electrician and that he left Chica
go Oct. 10. leaving a wife and two
children, who have since gone to rel
atives in Joliet. The investigation
will be pursued by Coroner Kckhart.
KING'S DAUGHTERS FLAN
FOE OLD LADIES' HOME
Quietly but steadily, making scarce
ly a ripple in the tide of affairs, the
Helpers' Circle of the King's Daugh
ters have for a number of years been
working for the accomplishment of
the establishment of an old ladies
home. It seems u great undertaking
and the end far off; some of us may
not live to see it, but others will.
Many great things have had small be
ginnings. 1 discouragement waits on
the steps of many who inaugurate
them, but faith and perseverance have
brought to a successful issue the end
hoped and worked for. We have not
so far solicited funds from business
men or from any other source. Every
dollar we have made has been by hard
work and full equivalent has been
given in tne iieautuui and useiui ar
ticles found on the tables at our year
ly sales. Is there not some one who
out of his abundance will generously
give us a home as a memorial of some
dear one "gone before" and so per
petuate a memory among us? It is
asking a great deal, but we want a
great deal, and if we don't ask for it.
who is to know that we want it?
We hope that this little seed drop
ped by the wayside will find its way
to the heart of some one wh'o will re
spond to the appeal. In the mean
time we ask all those who are friend
ly to our cause and want to help us
along, to come, see, admire and buy
from the tables spread with all man
ner of beautiful creations, made by
the untiring fingers of those whose
zeal knows no flagging, and inciden
tally refresh the inner man with cof
fee from the isle of Java, tea from
Formosa and cakes which will justify
the reputation of those who made
them. All these we shall offer our
friends Thursday, the 11th of Decem
ber, at the residence of Mrs. James
II. Montgomery, 1209 Second avenue.
A KING'S DAUGHTER.
The following officers were elected
last, evening by Independence camp.
No. 2G, M. W. A.:
Consul M. T. Stevens.
Advisor II. A. Potter.
Clerk A. A. Burt.
Banker 1J. M. Hackett,
Escort Grant Simpson.
Watchman C. (J. Beeson.
Sentry 1J. L. McElwain.
Manager W. E-. Miller.
Thysicians Drs. G. G. Craig, Jr., S.
B. Hall, P. D. Paul.
Billon Collo IreTentt.
Take a double dose of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Itemedy as soon as the first indica
tion of the disease appears and a
threatened attache may be warded off.
Hundreds of people who are subject
to attacks of bilious colic use the
remedy in this way with perfect suc
cess. For sale by all druggists.
Report From tbe Reform SchooL
J. G. Gluck, superintendent, Prun
tytown, W. Va., writes: "After try
ing all other advertised cough medi
cines, we have decided to nse Folej-'s
Honey and Tar exclusively v in the
West Virginia reform school. I find
it the most effective and absolutely
harmless." All druggists.
Subscribe -Tor The Argus.
RAILROADS BLAME THE
DEALERS FOB COAL SHORTAGE
Bailroad men vigorously disclaim
all responsibility on the part of the
roads bringing coal to the city for the
present shortage that exists here.
Ihey insist that the fault has been
with the dealers, who have had since
last July to prepare for the emergen
cy that cold weather was sure to
bring. Those who have places in
which to store coal have generally
neglected to lay any by, the railroad
It is also contended in support of
the demurrage rule that this locality
has no right any more than any other
to hold cars loaded with coal on the
tracks till such time as there is a de
mand for it. There is said to be such
a scarcity of coal cars, even with the
demurrage rule in force, that it. is im
possible to handle all the coal that is
being mined as fast as it is brought
to tho surface.
The truth of the matter appears to
be that neither the railroads nor the
dealers are wholly to blame for the
emergency. It appears to be directly
the result of the shortage of the coal
supply during the summer that led to
an advance in the price. The dealers
have naturally hesitated to store any
quantity of coal at the prices that
have prevailed, for there has been an
impression that the resumption of
mining operations would in time
cause a drop in the rates. This fail
ed to be renli.ed before the cold wea
ther cane. Fortunately the prospect
of a more moderate temperature and
the steps that have been taken to
remedy the shortage have caused an
easing of the situation somewhat and
probably means will now be found to
store any available surplus against
another experience like that of yesterday.
BILLY MAYO AND TIM
HURLEY WILL BOX HERE
Cal Harris, who has again taken up
the matter of promoting fistic carni
vals in the tri-cities as mannger of
the Triangle Athletic club which he
has organized, announces that he has
secured for the main bout in the en
tertainment he will put on at Turner
hall in this city Saturday evening.
Dec. 20, Billy Mayot of Chicago, and
Tim Hurley, of Susquehanna. Pa. The
men will fight 10 rounds for a decis
ion. They will weigh about 175
pounds and both have been up against
the best there is. Hurley fought Jack
Boot a draw and Mayo has given Fitz
simmons a hard battle. Another
match that will attract great interest
will be one between Kid Kod and
Alaska Kid who fought here last win
ter. For a curtain raiser Mr. Harris
expects to secure some good local
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5 -IF YOU BUY IT AT BLEUER'S IT'S R.IGHT" 5
NEWS OF THE RIVER.
Prairie da Chien ..
Des Moines Rapids.
Catarrh Cannot be Cared
with local applications, as they can
not reach the seat of the disease. Ca
tarrh is a blood or constitutional dis
ease, and in order to cure it you must
take internal remedies. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is taken internally and
acts directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not
a quack medicine. It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this
country for years, and is a regular
prescription. It is composed of the
best tonics known, combined with the
best blood purifiers,, acting directly
on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients
is what produces such wonderful re
sults in curing catarrh. Send for tes
P. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Proprietors, Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists; price 75 cents.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
FoiU Deadlr Attack.
"My wife was so ill that good phy
sicians were unable to help her,"
writes M. M. Austin, of Winchester,
Ind., "but was completely cured by
Dr. Iving's New Life Pills." They work
wonders in stomach and liver trou
bles. Cure constipation, sick head
ache. 25 cents, at Hartz & Ullemey
er's drug store.
Watch for it.
I THERE IS STYLE IN JEWELRY S
AS WELL AS IN CLOTHES
Ami -ve are ttie recognized leaders in the style as .well as tlie quality
of our goods; and it costs you nothing extra for tho style, as we make it
our business to buy the best up-to-date goods and sell them at the lowest
prices consistent with the high quality we maintain throughout.
Watches from $2.50 to $150 l-
Plain Gold Rings $1 to $15
- Diamonds - - $8 to $200
Set Rings - - $1.50 to $50
Fovintixin Pens - $1 to $5
Silverware, Cut Glass, Fancy Clocks, Umbrellas,
Canes and novelties from the modest low priced stock: to the most elaborate
stuff made. A critical inspection of our stock and prices will convince you
that tliis is the place to buy your Christmas presents. :A small payment
secures any article. Open Evenings Until Christmas.
9, FRED BLEUER, Jeweler, 1708 Second Ave
I SALE IN
WILL CONTINUE UNTIL
o I 1
& I 1
Never before have we had so many people
take advantage of our wonderful bargains as we
have in the past two weeks, and to make this the
biggest month we ever had we will continue to
sell shoes at the great reduction prices:
All S2.50 Shoes,
cut price . .
All 82.0 ) Shoes,
cut price . .
All SI 50 Shoes,
cut price . .
All SI. -'5 Shoes,
cut price . .
All S1.00 Shoes,
cut price . .
All S5.00 Shoes,
cut price . .
All Si Shoes,
cut price . .
All $3.50 Shoes,
cut price . .
All S3 00 Shoes,
cut price . .
Ladies' warm slippers and shoes at 80c, $1.00
Ladies' Alaskas, any size, 69c.
Men's Felt Boots 39c a pair.
Men's Arctics, good ones for $1.00 a pair.
ADAMS will give you BAR-GAINS from now
till Christmas, if you will let him.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island, III.
When Santa Clevis
he will surely point out the American
laundry as the best one in town. For
the holiday season you want your
linen to be immaculate, as Yuletide
brings family atherins, receptions
and merry-making in general. Give
yourself a merry Christmas by haviny
your linen done up perfectly and ex
quisitely at the
, American Steam
ji'.V Laundry 5 5
Twelfth St.. Fifth At. Fbona 186
A GOOD DRINK.
The best in fact, is one that cools,
the stomach without doing' any in
jury. There's nothing like fine liquor
to take teh sting out of cold water.
For the choicest of everything on the
list call pn us. We please, surprise
and' satisfy all.
SIMON LEWIS', RETAIL LIQUOR STORE
Market Square, Corner Seventeenth Street and Third Avenue.
I Dr. S. H. MILLER,
I GRADUATE OP M'KILLIP'S VETEBHTAEY COLLEGE,
5 Scientific treatment of Horses, Cattle and Dogs and all surgical
operations performed on same.
t RESIDENCE 1812 FOITETH . AVESUZ. . PHONE WEST 1681 $
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