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THE AEGrS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEE 17, 1902
For the Useful, the Practical
and the Choicest of
: A Swell Line of
Smoking Jackets 83.95 to
Batli and Lounging Robes $5 to $10,
Silk Umbrellas 81.50 to 85,
Seal Skin Caps 83.50 to 815.
. Fine Suspenders.
4 FUR GLOVES. Kid Gloves, Golf Gloves, in fact
X everything m Gloves and Mittens for
4 woman and child.
j- OUR SUIT and OVERCOAT department is the
A. Mecca that affords you complete satisfaction.
made, perfect fitting clothes that will
afford joy and everlasting satisfaction to the J
wearer. Our 810 and 815 suits are great values, -f-We
save you from 82.50 to 83 on these lines. X
THE BIGGEST HIT of the season Our swell, J
long 810 overcoats, oxford and black.
OUR CHILDREN'S Department is just full
Open Evenings Till Christmas
Is right in it. Hundreds of peo
ple are taking advantage of it.
Are you? Everything in the
entire stock sold at a' GREAT
BIG LIBERAL DISCOUNT.
It will only last a few days
more, as we are going to move
into our new store. Follow
the crowd and come to the
1A! Li N
ROCK ISLAND. ILL:
County is Paid $8,505.17,
Amount of the Lyford
MR. COX TRANSFERS HIS FARM
Offers of Financial Assistance Made
Tht seven bondsmen of 1. F. Cox,
the former eoiintv treasurer, just be
fore noon today effected a settlement
in full with the finance committee of
the county board for the amount of
Lyfords shortage. $S,50.-.17. Those
who will divide the loss are I'hil Mit
chell, Joseph Kosenfield and Mrs.
Mary E. lJobinson, executrix of the
will of the late .1. F. liobinson, of this
city; John M. Gould and II. A. A ins
worth, of Moline, and J. V. Simonscn
and F. E. liosjors, of Port llvron.
Of the above amount Mr. Cox has
made jrood 2,-100 by turning over to
the bondsmen his 40-acre farm in lieu
of that amount of cash. The deed
ws transferred yesterday ami Mr.
Cox was riven ::t days in which to
purchase back the homestead at the
same ri'mre. lie still lias one-third
interest in the estate left by hi
1 he finance committee is meeting
with some success in its efforts to
provide funds to meet outstanding
claims against the county. Today
parties in the upper end offered to
Advance $.1,000 and others from the
wer end have signified a willingness
to come to the rescue.
The board this morning transacted
little business, tabling a resolution
providing for an investigation of .the
records with a view of raising tax as
sessments in certain quarters.
r.ormnine Cud torn-
At yesterday afternoon's meeting
the board took the first action look
ing toward the abolition of the cus
tom of borrowing money from the
banks on notes. The following reso
lutiuu was introduced by Supervisor
Myers and referred to the finance
committee to report at this meeting:
"..hereas. The present system or
method of borrowing money to meet
the obligations of county is unsatis
factory if not wholly wrong and per
"Whereas. The expense of such
system or method costs ihc county
about $2,000 more than the system of
raising money on bonds and issuing
interest-bearing warrants; therefore,
"Kesohed. That the board of su
pervisors investigate the advisability
of submitting to the voters of the
county the proposition of issuing ob
ligational bonds for a sum sufficient
to meet outstanding obligations, less
the amount of the anticipated taxes,
at some special or regular election to
be held in the near future.
"Kesohed. That the matter of is
suing interest-bearing orders for such
sums as are required by obligations
created from time to time when there
is not money in the treasury to meet
such obligations, the same to apply
and become effective after outstand
ing notes are provided for."
Snlt Now In Order.
The smallxx bills of this city and
Moline against ihe county were in
effect rejected by the committee on
poor claims, to which thev were re
ferred for the purpose of ascertain
ing which of them the county might
be held liable firr and which the com
mittee deemed it proper to reject.
The committee reported as follows:
We met at the supervisors room
in the court house Dec. 2. VMV2. anil
attempted to carry out the instruc
tions of the board in the way of de
termining which, if any. of the claims
presented were proper charges
against the county, keeping in mind
the opinion of the attorney general
ami states attorney as to the circum
stances uicfer which the county
would be liable.
"The claims filed contain no infor
mation of any value to the commit
tee. We undertook to call in the par
ties having knowledge of the facts
and succeeded in procuring the at
tendance of about seventeen persons
relative to claims from the city of
Moline, but being unable to compel
witnesses to npear to testify, we
found that we were making very lit
tle progress. As to the claim of the
city of Hock Island, we procured the
attendance of City Attorney Scott,
but he was' not prepared to furnish
the information we sought.
"After six days spent in an almost
fruitless and wholly unsatisfactory
investigation, we are unanimously of
the opinion that if any of the claims
tiled are proper charges against the
county, we are not able with the
means at our command to determine
that fact with certainty, and that it
can oe ascertaiued more satisfactor
ily to all concerned and with less
trouble and expense by means of a
suit against the county.
We think the interests of all par
ties will be best subserved by the im
partial rejection of all these claims.
leaving the claimants the right to sue
the county and establish their claim
according to law.
We cannot cleterniine the" ques
tions involved here without in effect
sitting ns a court. This we have
neither the power, qualification nor in
clination to do."
Will Mnd a Lobby. i
It was decided 'to appoint a lobby of
three members of the board to go to
a 1 Springfield at the next meeting- of the
general assembly for the purpose of
working for the interest of a pro
posed change in the state laws relat
ing to the disbursement of funds for
the poor in cities, that came up in the
form of a resolution at the April
meeting- of the board- In effect the
amendment - proposes to give the
count v boards power to appoint all
1 lie committee appointed to con
sider the application of Judge Far
inenter for a private room in the
court house recommended that the
first room at the left of ihe cast en
trance of the court house In set apart
lor tne county judge, and that in or
der to vacate the present quarters of
the master in chancery, which were
intended as the ladies' witness room.
i ne room on tne nrsi, uoor that lias
been used by the county superintend
ent of schools for the holding
teachers caminat ions be turned oer
to the master in chancery with the
understanding that the examinations
be held hereafter in the grand jury
room and at such time as the grand
jury is not in session.
Tax Ferrets Turnril Down.
I onsideralde time was devoted to
considering a proposition lor the em
ploying of tax ferrets that had been
laid over at a previous meeting. A
wide divergence of opinion in regard
to the advisability of taking this
method of collecting taxes that are
illegally withheld prevailed. There
was a general sentiment, however,
that there would not be enough profit
accruing to the county to warrant
making the necessary expenditure
and the proposition was finally re
jected. A call for the lth annual conven
tion of supervisors and county clerks
of the state was read and through
the efforts of Supervisor Donovan it
was laid on the table. Therefore the
county will probably be spared the
expense of sending delegates this
A somewhat lengthy report was
made by the committee on jail and
jail claims recommending certain mi
nor changes and improvements about
the county bastile. Statistics were
given showing that the etleet of the
workhouse provided last winter has
been altogether beneficial. There
have been since the yard was opened
242.fi yards of stone broken. This
was purchased at a cost of $212.S
md sold for $27t. thus making a profit
of .(::.. 'IS. Diirintr last year the aver-
ige number of prisoners confined in
the county jail was found 1o be 54
per month, while the average has
been but 41 durintr the present year.
he stone pile is credited with caus
ing the ditlerenee.
letter relating to the trip of the
board to inspect the new infirmary
f Mercer county and thanking the
-Mercer county hoard for courtesies
extended on that occasion was read
ind made a matter of record.
Cable has returned from Cali-
and Mrs. 1!. F. Knox are
re to spend
.f Dig Island,
for a isit in
Mrs. .leanette Downing has
for a visit in Fullerton. N'eb.
Mrs. Jennie Metzgar. of l'ort
ri n. last night left for a trip to
Mr. and Mis. Frank
Forest City, Mo., are
last evening departed
If. D. Mack is back from a trip to
Albuquerque. N. M.. where he went
to attend a meeting of the represen
tatives of the Santa Fe road.
IJev. Charles E. Dengstou and Rev.
(). A. Klmquist. two Augustana col
lege graduates. left this morning tin
the Koek Island, the former for Idaho
Falls. Idaho, and the latter for Salt
Lake City. Doth go to accept charges.
President M. II. Sexton departed
this afternoon for Dubuque to look
into the baseball possibilities of that
city with reference to a consideration
of the application for a franchise in
the Three-I league. He will visit ()t
tuinwa also before returning.
Henry Carse has returned from
New York City, when1 he attended a
meeting of the executive committee
of the National Dottlers" association.
He was accompanied from Pittsburg
by his sisters. Misses Katherine and
Elizabeth Carse. who will make Koek
Island their future home.
At the Harper H. II. Frankel, New
York; E. I). Pinney. Moline; A. A.
t rocker, Boston; C. . Anderson, Chi
cago; W. K. Darius, Ottumwn. Iowa;
AV. (). Hitchcock. Peoria: W. A. Lall.v.
Chicago; Fred Webb. Peoria; .1. S.
T reman, Chicago; A. K. Talbot, Lin
coln, Neb.; M. Silverbey, Chicago; K.
Y. Kimball, Chicago: Charles K.
Ladd, Kewanee; .1. K. Krrett. Cleve
land; Hoyt Stone, Jr., Chicago; Fin
ery C. (i raves, Ceneseo; J. S. Kritz.
Syracuse; F. E. Willard, Chicago;
Mrs. Joseph F. Sarton, Los Angeles;
U J. Lively, Chicago; K. P. Wattles.
Chicago; K. . Johnson. I'.eardstown;
.1. S. Curtin, Deardstow n: II. E. Olson,
Chicago; J. II. Harris. Albany; Den-
jamm Wlntsitt, Preempt ion; iieorge
H. Crosby, Chicago; J. D. Clarke, Chi
cago; 8. S. McConkie, Tipton. Iowa;
L. J. Drien, Milwaukee; H. S. Hornie,
Cincinnati; C. II. Davis. Cincinnati;
D. Traphagen, Lincoln. Neb.; A. J.
liuenzhi, Madison; E. M. Johnson. Lr
fayette, Ind.; F. Lobdel. Chicago; Y.
C. Hunter, Chicago; F. J. McKnight,
Chicago; George H. Green, Chicago.
Hotel Harms (European) George
M. "Peek. Omaha; W. L. Etcken. Oma
ha; Cecil J. Smith, Chicago; Charles
TRIES TO WED AGAIN
Charles Stockwell, Husband of
Rock Island Girl, Elopes
COUPLE OVERTAKEN AT EOCKFOBD
Story of His Courtship aud Wedding
With Miss Harriet
Charles Stockwell, the western Lo
thario who a year ago was married
to Miss Harriet A. Kberhart, daugh
ter of Mrs. Fmma E. Eberhart, of
this city, and cruelly deserted her a
few weeks afterward, has been figur
ing in another matrimonial venture
that may result in bringing him to
his just deserts before the law. His
latest victim is Miss Hose Stiple, of
Minneajolis, with whom he eloped to
IJoekford last week and was about
to marry, when the young womnn's
mother, hot on the trail, overtook the
couple ami after a dramatic scene in
one of the city railroad stations, suc
ceeded in separating the pair, the
daughter accompanying her mother
home and Stockwell taking to the tall
unt rimmed. The police were notified
and informed that Stockwell was a
married man, but at latest accounts
he had not been arrested.
Plenty of Money.
Stockwell. during his Koek Island
engagement, posed as the brother of
a wealthy ranchman at Dutte, Mont
lie had plenty of money, which In
put in circulation with a lavish hand
He was well educated an, I good look
ing. He was admired also for his ap
parent pietv. His mind seemed to
dwell on religious and theological
questions, and the contemplation of
those things which are classed as
Miss Eberhart had known Stockwell
for several months, meeting him tirst
while she was on a visit in Kockford.
And so they were married, Ilev.
Frank C. P.runer, of Chicago, an uncle
of Miss Eberhart, performing the-cer-emonv.
They left for a trip to Mon
tana to see Stoekwell's folks. Hut
before Dutte was reached Stockwell
uggesteil that his bride return to
Dock Island for a few weeks, as he
had business that would make it im
possible to visit his home at that
time, and besides he would first have
to go to Chicago to buy a stock of
goods for a store in which he was in
terested in Dutte.
Never Came Hack.
On his return from Chicago he
would join his bride and they would
iournev on to Dutte. Dut that was
the last seen of Stockwell. or heard
f him. for that matter, until his
xoiing bride here saw in the ( lucago
papers where he had run away with
another girl. She immediately wired
Miss Stiple to beware, but her warn
in y evidently had no effect. Stock-
wells wife, who is a most estimable
young lady, is now employed as clerk
at the Harms hotel cigar stand.
F. Stickncv. Chicago: Fred D. Ilar-
land. New York: E. l. O'Drien. Chi
cago; J. Frank King. Chicago; E. S
Leonard. Detroit: E. I). i.Iais. Chica-
.-. .1. J. Epstein. Chicago; T. D.
Smith. Chicago; 11. Mitchell. Chicago:
Charles W. Cadwcll. Cedar Kapi Is; J
H. Miller. North English; W. S
Strong. Cleveland; C. C. Wood. Chi
cago; H. F. L. decker. New York;
John F. Grady. Peoria; W. H. Sears
At the Koek Island F. A. Wood,
Eilgington; X. F. Deideer. Lincoln.
III.: 11. P. Purviance. Lincoln. 111.; O.
M. Kiest. Lincoln. 111.; W. F. Heini
Latham. 111.; P. A. Merriinan. Moline;
T. K. Lees. Coal alley; J. M. Hutch
inson. Orion: D. M. Dineen. Orion:
Thomas Mowers. Atkinson: .1. 11
Drown. Lansing; K. H. Dorinan. Dav
enport; W. E. Nicholas. Kockford
Kav D. Mertz. Chicago: C. V. Eng-
strom. Peoria: Otto Gellig. . Peoria:
N. E. Ies. Galesburg; L. J. Stanton,
Peoria: H. F. Gingrich. St. Louis; C.
E. Ebert. Ouinev: M. D. Jones. Car-
lendell. Mo.; J. 'K. Pitney. Peoria: J
C. Swank. Coal Yalley; V. K. Carey
Carbon Cliff: H. W. Cross, St. Louis.
Notice to Contractor.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office, Koek Island.
III., until Friday, Dec. -'fi. l'.)2. at 5
o'clock p. in., for finishing five rooms
at Detention hospital.
Plans and specifications on file at
city clerk's office.
Certified cheek, in amount, $2MI.
payable to the mayor, must accom
pany each bid. The city reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Hock Island. 111.'. Dec. 17, 1 !-'.
II. C. SCHAFFEK. City Clerk.
Licensed to Wed.
Albert Fritz Port Dyron
Miss Ida A. Domstrum Port Dyron
Clarence E. La ft in Koek Island
Miss Martha Kennedy Koek Island
Miss Dertha King was taken in the
ambulance yesterday afternoon from
her home, ."" Twentieth street, to St.
Mrs. Mulvey was taken from the
hospital to the home of her daughter
at 4327 Seventh avenue.
Six Million Boxes a Year.
In 1895, none; in 1900, 6,000,000
boxes; thars Cascarets Candy Ca
thartic's jump into popularity. The
people have cast their verdict. Best
medicine-for the bowels in the world.
All druggists, roc.
Gifts For iVieo
. Mutliers, Sweaters,
Shirts, Su spenders,
Suit Cases, Oxfords Bags,
Handkerchiefs, Night Robes.
Sommers & La Velle
1804 Second Ave., Koek Island. 207 W. Second St., Davenport.
Comes but once a Year
That once a year is
when the hoys expect
of eoure. We are
ready ' for you with a
50c to 2.00
C- C. TREST. Manueer. Opposite Harper House
For the Inner Man
We have everything. Our dis
play of fruits and vegetables is
the most complete to be found
anywhere. Look over this list
ami seleet your Sunday dinner:
Celery. Green onions.
Parslev. Head Lettuce.
Soup Hunches. Kpp Plant,
Cauliflower. Wax Beans,
Spanish On:on Spinach
Tokay. Malaga and Catawln Grapes
Eating and Cooking Apples
Poultry a.rd Fish.
Dressed Chickens. Fresh Fish
Turkevs. Ducks. Geese
Canned Oysters. Bulk Oysters
1620 Second Ave. Phone 1031.
We will put aside any arti
cle for Xuia.s for a small
Now is the time. New
floods, new designs.
Lots of novelties in silver,
leather and ebony, besides
our large line of
Umbrellas and Canes
Everything engraved free.
Need not be
The same water is used over
and over again to operate
Hot Water and
Only a few gallons need to
be added during a season.
a operated, fXr-T
I'll saff H
iE-i durable, ill :l! itt3S' tl
All Co i