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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1903.
AT REST WITH GOD
Harry P. Simpson Expires at
Home on Twenty-Second
END COMES THIS MORNING
Close of Exemplary Life of Christian
As You Should
Up to You Wo riave Both Phones
Mrs. Harry P. Simpson passed
peacefully from life at her home, 034
Twenty-second street, at 3:t'0 o'clock
Deceased had been ill several
months, and though gentle hands had
wrought unceasingly with tender min
istrations of loving care, yet in the
end the darkening shadows of the in
evitable summons wrapped the loved
"lie fast in that dreamless sleep that
gently kisse down the eyelids.
Her maiden name was Ella 1.
Skiles andshe' was born af Apollo,
l'a., and came with her parents, the
late II. M. (i. and Eliza .1. Skiles, to
Davenport when u child. There she
grew to womanhood, receiving her
education in the public schools, which
was supplemented with a course in
the State University at Iowa City.
She afterward taught school in the
country arjniud Davenport and later
became one of the leading teachers
in the public schools of that city.
She was united in marriage with
Harry 1. Simpson Aug. 12, 1SS4, and
since 1SH7 they have made their
home in this city. Kcsides her hus
band she is survived by two daugh
ters, Marv K. and Dorothy 15.; '.her
mother, Mrs. K. ,F. Skiles, at Farra
gut, Iowa; her brothers, 1J. M. Skiles
of Creston, Iowa, Kev. ,1. H. Skiles, of
Farragut. Iowa, Victor A., of Kansas
City, Harry II., of Creston, Iowa, ami
Frank X.. of Kock Island, and her
sisters. Mrs. F. W. Means, of Moline,
and Miss Lettia 11. Skiles, of Chicago.
Deceased was' a member of Trinity
Episcopal church and a true tvne -at
noble womanhood, (ientle. patient
and kind, she was tenderly devoted to
her husband, her children and her
home, and her ennobling traits of
e- 'racter she leaves as a precious
heritage to those whose lives she
brightened and who will revere for
ever the memory of her kindly face
The funeral will be held from the
late home on Twent v-second street
Aionday afternoon at - o'clock.
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL
For this week take your
choice of any child's
Suitor Overcoat, sizes
from 3 to 16 years, at a
discount of 25 per cent
This opportunity will
last but one week, and
one week oiily. If you
need anything, for the
boys get it now.
Mrs. T. F. tYheeIan has gone to Chi
cago for an extended visit.
M. C. Ilice has returned from Ids
purchasing trip in the east.
E. W. Lewis left last evening for
six weeks sojourn at not Springs,
William Schultz, of Ferris, S. 1)., is
visiting1 at the home of John KollotT,
510 Ninth avenue. w
Kev. .7. II. Skiles, of Farragut, Iowa,
is in the citv, called hv the death of
his sister, the late Mrs. II. p. Simpson.
.1. F. Holden, freight traffic mana
ger, -anrt r. 15. uoyu. general freight
traffic agent of the Kock Island, spent
last night in the city.
M. A. Patterson, freight agent for
the northern district of the lloek Isl
and, and K. L. CJoflF, leal commercial
agent, have gone to l'eoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles lleidemann
and Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Schroeder
left this morning via the Kock Island
to witness the Mardi CJras festival at
Louis A. Schillinger, bookkeeper of
the John 1'easlee Shoe company, left
this morning for Pontiac, the new
home of the concern. The removal
of the effects of Ihe factory is now
Marshall Field, the well-known Chi
cago merchant, passed through this
city last night in a special designated
as the first section of Xo. 43, or just
ahead of the Golden- State Limited,
accompanied by his family and serv
ants and bound for Santa Barbara,
Cal. There were three coaches and a
baggage car in the train.
AT THE HOTELS.
At the Harper William
side, Chicago; F. ""II. Von
New York; F. Von Herman.
H. (;. Kieh, Dcs Moines; U.
OFFICE IS CREATED
Depot Master Placed at Kock Is
land Fifth Avenue
S. G. DAVIS RECEIVES APPOINTMENT
Assigned Duty of hooking After Con
venience and Comfort of
Yoiilfiow Us 2 1
20 per cent Discount on Men's Winter Over
coats. 250 per cent Discount on Men's Winter Suits
The funeral of ("apt. It. J. McCabc
will be held at - p. m. Monday from
St. Joseph's church. The dajc was
first arranged for tomorrow after
noon, but was postponed on -account
of the receipt of messages stating
that relatives of Mrs. Met a be were
on the wav here. The citv council.
police force and fire department -will
attend the ceremonies.
It has been decided, however, that
the police will have charge of the
services at St. Joseph's church, where
Kev. Mackin will -officiate, ami the
pallbearers will be members of the
force. The rites of the Maccabees and
ttoodmcn arc to be performed at the
grave and deceased will be buried in
full police uniform.
The police station and city offices
have been draped in mourning.
MBS. SCHRUM CLOSES DEAL
FOR SALE OF HER LAND
Mrs. Sell rum yesterday finally agreed
to the sale of the land owned by her
self and relatives in the tract that the
Kock Island road has bought cast of
East Moline to build its new
shops upon. She will get about $:s0
an acre for the tract of "i.'l acres.
Miss Susan Griffin, who owns the
other strip that has been causing
trouble, will sell at about the same
figure. Condemnation proceedings
against both will 'therefore be dis
missed. It is estimated that about 500.0(10
tvards or earth will lie moe:i in grad
ing for the site of the shops and n
large force of men will bp put at work
as soon as the frost is out of' the
ground. There will be between thirty
and forty houses that will fall into
the hands of the road through the
purchase and they will Ik- moved into
a small village to accommodate the
tin, Indianapolis; M. W. I'riseler, Chi
cago; A. II. Krohn, Chicago; Thomas
Coxom, Davenport; !. L. Peterson
Moline; G. K. Spickler, Andalusia; F
J. Whiteside. Joslln; J. M. liutehin
smi, Oriim; W. F. Kastman. Moline:
W. O. Hitchcock, IVoria; G. S. Koser,
I'ittsburg; N. J. Zeueh. Davenport;
11. K. Crawford and wife. Chicago; J.
F. Holden, Chicago; I-:. 15. P.oyd. Chi
cago; C. M. Cathcart, Lawrence; A
A. Hunter. Cleveland; A. Gregory
New York; T. W. Harrington. Chica
go; J. 15. DeMotte. G reencast le, Ind.;
if. A. Cander. Reynolds; S. A. D. Farr
Aledo; G. F. Smith. Worcester; W. K.
Darrow, P.uffalo, N. V.; William M
HitT. Chicago: W. L. McCormick. New
port; J. J. Thompson. IJIoomington;
A. Noitheott. Greenville: 1. F.
Hare, lialtimore; W. S. Hopkins. Phil-
idelphia; C. W. Welton, Cambridge;
J. O. Thorn. 15cardstovn; C. K. Peteh
cr, Chicago; .1. S. Maharg. Philadel
phia; J. 15. Armstrong. Cincinnati; E.
F. linker, Chicago; ('. Henry Jacob-
sen. I mcngo; l. l.Moiie. fv lorn;
C. H. llennett. Chicago; K. M. Whit-
ham and wife, Aledo: 1. D. Scott,
St reat or: II. .1. Kimnicl. citv; A. 1.
Marrott, Dixon; J. W. Ioren.. Dixon:
I harlcs F. Hawes. Kanstis Citv; 11. H.
Southworth, Chicago; P. II. Hall. Chi
cago; C. E. Copeland. Milwaukee; F.
Holmes. Detroit; F. S. Cook. Chicago;
J. Hugh Foster. Chicago: F. 15. Mit
chell. St. Louis; W. 15. Sylvester. Chi
cago: W. G. Hind. Illue Island: J. J.
Harrington,- Kansas Cit ; Kd Krucz.
Wesley, Iowa: J. C. Andre, Chicago;
L. Hartlinger, Chicago; George T.
Kennedy, MarshalHown; M. S. Kcd
field, Chicago; J. 15.-Sherwood, I'ticn.
N. Y.; F. Lobdel, Chicago.
At the Harms (Kuropean) W. S.
Hryan. M. 1).. Cambridge; K. 15. Mcrtz,
Chicago; (J. M. l.rown. Jacksonville;
K. L. Sprigg, Cincinnati; W. C. Klein,
Cincinnati; C. D. I5orrowman, St.
Isolds; J. Lewis Sampson, Chicago; E.
F. l'aker. Chicago; F. D. Grisart. New
York; E. H. Ladd. Chicago; 11. K.
Smith, Chicago; S. Tells, I'.oulder,
Col.; A. II. Swank, Fremont.
At the Kock Island W. H. Harry,
New York; C. A. Asplund, Orion; L.
W. Olson. Watago; J.O. Dickey. Rock
ford; J. II. McCartney. Albany: S. A.
Secombe. Davenport; H. II. Stivers,
Cambridge; G. Dudley, Rock Falls; J.
D. Jones. Racine; 'George Lantlgraf.
Chicago; H. R. Cowan. New York; F.
J." Covert. New York; A. H
Davenport; Hert ' iibbons,
E. R. Skelton, Danville.
All members of I5Iack Hawk tent,
No. Hfi, are requested to meet at Mac
cabee hall Monday afternoon. Feb. 2:5.
at 1 o'clock sharp, to attend the fu
neral of Sir Knight 15. J. McCabc.
Taxes for the year 11)02 are now
due. Parties having no real estate
will be expected to pay their personal
property tax without delay. The law
in regard to the collection of person
al tax will be strictly enforced if
prompt payment is not made. Office
with S. S. Hull, real estate and insur
ance agent, room 15, Mitchell & Lynde
building. J. W. TUHBS,
The Kock Island Liquor Dealers as
sociation wishes to state that it has no
interest whatsoever in a so-called sa
loonkeepers masquerade ball.
A saloonkeepers' masquerade ball
will be given at the Armory hall Sat
urday evening, Feb. 21. Everybody in
viteuV C DONAllOO.
REV. LAWRENCE TO BE
CALLED TO ROCK ISLAND
Rev. W. O. Law rence. of Maryvillc,
Mo., who preached at the Memorial
Christian church a week ago, will
probably be extended a call to the
pastorate uf the church at tomorrow
Rev. LawrtMice 'made a very favor
able imnression here. He is about 'M
years of age and has a family of a
wife and two children. He has been
located at Maryvillc for the past five
Ihe services morning and evening
tomorrow will be in charge of Rev. G.
K. Perkins, of Moline.
The city of Iioek Island has been
elevated bv the road that bears its
name to a dignity that few places of
its size can claim. In fact it may now
be said to rank with Omaha, Kansas
City and even Chicago in that It has
a depot master. S. G. Davis, formerly
conductor on the lillinois division.
yesterday went on duty in that ca
pacity, and will hereafter be found
looking after the comfort and con
venience of the traveling public.
An office, will he fitted up for Mr.
Davis in the cast building at tin Fifth
avenue station, and his dutiesj.will he
numerous and varied. He will have
charge of the preparation of the pas
senger trains and will see that the
engines are ordered for them so thai
there will be no delays . in getting
the in out after they are ready to go.
In this connection he. will have a
measure of authority over the round
house foreman, and he will assume
a portion of the duties that have in
the past devolved upon the overwork
ed local yard master.
The depot muster will bv in abso
lute command of the car inspectors,
repairers and cleaners and the bag
gagemen. He will keep a general
check upon everybody, and will be ex
peted to report to headquarters when
anything is not going right. On the
other hand it is assumed that h will
be the proper person to address by
any person who has a grievance
against the company.
Vry few cities have depot agents
and Rock Island citizens who appreci
ate the state of affairs should not
hesitate to call upon Mr. Davis for
anything in his line, to the end that he
may be kept busy and the danger that
otherwise might arise of the office be
ing alxdished be therefore circum
Another institution that has been
established for the benefit of the pub
lie. and to help relieve the pressure
of work in a certain quarter, is a gen
eral information bureau. Agent .1
V. Crandall has charge of this. A
pecial telephone has been put in con
necting his office in the depot with tht'
dispatcher's office, and the chief dis
patcher is now expected to keep him
informed of the movements of the
passenger trains so tliat lie can in
turn tell the public about them. In
the. past in order to secure any rt1
liable information it has been neces
sary to call upon the chief dispatcher
direct ami the duty of answering the
inquiries, especially when tVains were
running pretty much at sixes ami
sevens, has heeii an onerous one. 1 lie
present plan has been adopted to n
lieve the chief dispatcher and to
give the puhlic better service as well
Carrying out this same idea it; is
being planned to put a bulletin board
in the waiting room, a thing Hiat ha
not been done here on the Rock l-
and heretofore, ami Mr. Crandall will
keep the record of the trains checket
up so that he who travels may read
Still another new institution in the
riftli avenue passenger station is an
electric clock that graces the west
end of the waiting room. Upon Agent
Crandall falls the dutv of watching
it and keeping a record of its eccen
tricities. When he is not answering
the telephone, chalking up the bulb'
tin hoard, watching the telephone or
making out his daily, weekly, monthly
and annual reports Mr. Crandall will
find time to sell a few tickets.
Kwk IslHBt 1'itrarrapha-
E. (J. Young, the foreman of tele
graph construction for the Rock lsl
and. who is believed to have perished
yesterday morning in the tire thai de
stroyed the Clifton house in Cedar
Rapids, had charge of the electrical
work in connection with the new
Fifth avenue passenger station.
I-.ngineer Kahm is temporaril v run
ning out of Natiek on the 1CM.
Kngine No. J)12 has been sent to the
Davenport shops for a general hut
Engineer C. C. Pratt h::s reported
after an illness.
I'ngine 11 in, which has been run
ning on the Illinois division, is to be
sent to the Western Iowa division.
Firemen' Geisenhagen and P.ever
idge and Engineer Davis have report
i YOUR. WEE
Will appreciate our wond-
rous carpet department, f ill
ed as it is with this season's
I choicest productions. All
X former efforts in this depart-
ment are eclipsed for the
spring of 1903.
Reaped an Awful Fat.
II. Haggins, of Melbourne, Fla
writes: "My doctor told me I had
consumption and nothirur could be
done for me. I was given up to die
The offer of a free trial bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion induced me. to trv it. Kesults
were startling. I am now on the road
to recovery and owe all to Dr. King's
New Discovery. It surely saved my
life." This great cure is guaranteed
for all throat and lung diseases by
Hartz & Ullemcver. drugjrists. Trice
50 cents and $1. Trial bottles free.
Winter coughs are apt to result in
consumption if neglected. . They can
be soon broken up by using Foley's
Honey and Tar. . All dxtigists.
All grades of IngraJn Carpets,. Cot
ton and Wool Terry, Body Brus
sels, Velvets, Wiltons and Tapestry
CoLrpetsover 300 distinct patterns
shown in our line. These in connec
tion with our mammoth line of car
pet size Rugs, Mattings, Inlaid and
Printed Linoleumsmakes ours pre
eminently the Greatest Carpet De
partment in the three cities.
t 213-215 West Third St., Davenport, Iowa..
Discount on all Heavy
1804 Second Ave., Kock Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST
Are to Give a Cake Walk nt the Armory
Halt NextToeoday Kvenlnr-
Misses Maud ami Annie Slater, who
have won several medals in the west
for fancy walking, will give an exhi
bition at the grand ball to be given
at the Armory hall Tuesday evening,
Feb. 2-1. Don't fail to attend.
ROCK ISLAND SKIRT COMPANY
Makes Tailor Made Sulta and Skirt to
The women of the tri-cities are now
in position to have all their tailor
made suits and skirts made to order,
at the same jirice they have hereto
fore been paying for ready-made suits
and kirts..'Call and see the styles at
the Kock Island Skirt company, oppo
site the postoflice.
news all the time The
And examine the now No. 3 Oliver. Ten
new Xo. 3 Olivers sold through the Dav
enport agency last week.
Thirty-one Remingtons and Smith
Premiers traded in and replaced with Oli
vers since Nov. 1. All kinds of- second
hand machines in stock. All makes of ma
chines, rented and repaired. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Typewriter and Mimeograph
AVE N P ORT.