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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1903.
f- Tliese Low Prices
Are not made at the expense of quality.
"Cheap" groceries are dear, no matter
how low the price; but groceries of the
highest standard quality bought at the
following prices are "true" bargains.
These prices will convince you. Read
over the list:
AT LAW OVER COAT
Robert McConnell and Henry
Ferns, of Bowling, in
GAEMENT IS OF NO VALUE
1 lb. Calumet Baking:
1 ll. I. C. Baking
Shredded Cocoa nut,
per lb .'
" lb. can Succotash, per
can lOe, 3 cans for ...........
"O lbs. best granulated
Leader Mat dies,
Vncle Jerry J'ancake Vlour,
: pkgs. for
o pkgs. for
Fancy Peaches in heavy
syrup, per can
L' cans for
- cans' for
.lava and Mocha Coffee, per
li. 2Sc, 4 lbs. for ,
Log- Cabin Mince Meat,
4 pkg's. for
lbs. for .
Log- Cabin Maple Krup,
o pkgs. for
Dried Apricots, best in city
lor the monej', 3 lbs. for
Malta Ceres, the new break
fast food. jer pkg-
llegularlOc sack Salt
3 lb. can Baltimore Peaches
3 lb. can Calif. Crawford
Handy I'ox Stove Polish,
3 lb. can Calif. Krtarg Cher
ries, in heavy syrup, for
32 bars Doll Soap
8 bars Diamond C Soap
10t; Ivory Soap Sc. 2
4 lb. pkg-. Hold Dust
Sapolio Sc, 2
Shields' Best Patent Flour
Pride of Owatonna Flour
21) lb. sack Bye Flour
20 lb. sack Bye Meal
10 lb. sack Com Meal
3 pkgs. Davis Angel Food
Cake Flour for
Catsup, 3 large bottles
Celery Salt, 3 large bottles
1 gallon Saner Kraut
1 gallon Dill Pickles
3 lbs. .Jersey Lunch Crack
t New 'Phone 5217.
Old 'Phone 1217.
PlatntilT Seeks Possession as Means
of Personal Vindication.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
For this week take your
choice of any child's
Suit or Overcoat, sizes
from 3 to 16 years, at a
discount of 25 per cent
This opportunity will
last but one week, and
one week only. If you
need anything for. the
boys get.it now.
20 per cent Discount on Men's Winter Over-
20 per cent'Discount on Men's Winter Suits
The trial of a rather unique case
was set for this afternoon before Mag
istrate Johnson, the parties being
well-known residents of Howling
township and the matter at issue the
fair flame of the plaintiff and the
possession of an old overcoat.
The facts of the case, as told by
the parties out of court, are sub
stantially as follows: About three
years ago Henry Ferns, who resides
in the southern part of Pawling, miss
ed a suit of clothe-f and an overcoat,
which he aHegesvere taken front the
dresser in his bedroom by some1 un
known party'.'"' As time passed"1 the
mystery of the disappearance of the
articles of wearing apparel deepened.
Many months after the loss had
been sustained Mr. Ferns heard flat
tering reports of the powers of a cer
tain medium, or fortune teller, living
in Davenport, and he determined to
see if she could tell what became of
his missing property.
Accordingly he went to the madam
and stated his case. The worthy
dame adjusted her retrospective ap
paratus and going back to the time
when the clothing disappeared she
described the course that the thief
had taken and traced the garments
down to a certain room in a certain
house, where sh assured her visitor
they were reposing at that time.
Mr. Ferns v as somewhat incredu
lous, but havi'ig started the investiga
tirin he determined to follow it up.
He figured frorr the description given
that his long lost togs were at the
home of his brother-in-law, Hubert
McConnell, who lives about three
miles north of the Ferns home. " Mr.
Ferns accordingly bided his time till
one day he found all the members of
the McConnell family away from
home. Then he pried open a window,
climbed in and instituted a search.
In due time he was rewarded, as he
is now willing to swear, by finding
his lost overcoat. lie took the gar
ment he believed was his own, car
ried it home anJ now has it in his
Story Geta Out.
Soon the story went abroad that
Hubert McConnell had taken the coat
and suit that Henry' Feins had lost
and that the latter had found Ihe
overcoat in the -McConnell home. Mr.
McConnell became much wrought up
over the matter and thought to have
his brother-in-law arrested for house
breaking. When he sought legal ad
vice, however, he was dissuaded on
the ground that such proceeding was
hardly likely to accomplish anything,
and he finally decided upon replevy
ing the coat as the most likely course
The coat is an old one now and
worn so that it is worth very little of
itself. Mr. McConnell claims that the
garment was given to him by a friend
who had no further use for it and
stoutly insists (hat it never could
have belonged to Mr. Ferns. This is
what he stood ready to prove. As
sistant State's Attorney H. V. Olm
sted represented Mr. McConnell and
Ludolph & Reynolds Mr. Ferns.
At 2 o'clock the witnesses for both
sides were on hand, but the trial did
not proceed. At the last moment Mr.
Ferns agreed to pay the costs of the
suit and give up the coat, thus vir
tually admitting that he was in error
and that the Davenpot fortune teller
had given him the usual return for
his money, a plausible piece f fiction.
DEATH OF JOSEPH FREW
The inquest over the remains of
Joseph Frew, who died at St. Antho
ny's hospital yesterday as the result
of injuries received in a railroad acci
dent on Twenty-fourth street Monday
night, was completed this morning,
the evidence of the trainmen being
unobtainable yesterday afternoon.
No new 'facts were brought out be
yond those already published exeept
that the yard at the point where the
accident took place was exceedingly
dark and there was much ice on the
tracks. An investigation undertaken
by Coroner Bckhart in person after
the inquest revealed the fact that
many of the frogs thereabout are not
blocked as is by law required.
The jury, however, did not attempt
to fix the blame upon anyone and the
verdict was that deceased had been
killed bv .being run over by a C, II. I.
&. r. switch train while discharging
his duties as switch tender. The
members of the jury were Dr. C. T.
Foster, foreman; F. 15. De Grout, J. C
Young. II. 11. Linderholm, Jim bowl
ing and J. L. Frankhouser.
The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon from Sacred
Heart church and the remains will be
shipped on the afternoon train for
interment at the former home at
CLUB OF CITY OFFICERS
ARRANGES FOR BANQUET
The Municipal association, the or
ganization of Hock Island past and
present, city officials formed last
year, met at the city council room
last evening upon calf of the presi
dent for the purpose of transacting
the annual business and arranging
for a banquet, which is to become a
regular feature in the organization.
It was decided to defer the election
of officers till the banquet, changing
the constitution so that this will be
come the custom. President T. J.
Medill was authorized to appoint a
committee of five to make all ar
rangements for the banquet to be
held within the next 15 days and he
named the following: XV. F. Schroe
der, K. T. Anderson, Mayor P.. F.
Knox, and Aids. Otto Hirkel and G.
. To Whom It .Mjr Concern.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership . heretofore existing un
der the firm-name and style of Sum
mers & Co. has this day, by mutual
consent of the undersigned, been dis
solved. The undersigned1, llobert G.
Summers, wilt, continue the business,
to whom ah accounts owing said
firm will be payable, and will assume
all liabilities of said co-partnership.
Dated at Hock Island, HI., this 25th
diy of February, A. D. 100:i.
HOBKUi (I. SUMMERS,
OUR IX LEONARD.
Mothers ran safely give Foley's
Honey and Tar to their children for
coughs and colds, for it contains no
opiates or other poisons. AU. drug
H. .1. Leonard is. in Aurora.
Mathias Sehnell is in the city from
Elmer Stafford left last night on a
business trip to Nebraska.
G. E. Wallace has returned from a
visit to friends in .Monmouth.
Miss Mamie Landers,-of Milwaukee
is visiting friends in the city.
Dr. C. Bernhardi has returned from
a trip of Mveral weeks to the south
Mrs. Spencer, of Philadelphia, is
visit inr with her sister. Mrs. D. T.
Mrs. L. M. Til terinirton. who has
been visiting with friends in Canton
has returned home.
Mr. ami Mrs. C. A. Owen, of Prince
ton, ill., were calling on Kock Island
Mrs. Fitch, of Fifteenth street, has
as a guest her niece, Miss Eleanor
Hicks, of Chicago.
Mrs. G. C. P.owen is seriou.-ly ill at
the home of her daughter. Mrs. F. A.
Graves. 2o1f Fifth-and-a-half avenue.
Y. A. Hubbard, of this city, is
spending a few days in company with
.1. M. Tallman, of Cedar Rapids, visit
ing at Reynolds and Taylor Ridge.
Rev. D. T. Robertson, formerly Pres
byterian minister at Milan, and now
located at .Juliet, spent last night in
Mrs. .1. MeKccv widow of the late
Dr. .lames MeKee. has arrived from
Denver for a isit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. .1. R. Johnston, n Twenty
WILL TRY IT AGAIN
Labor Unions - Not .Discouraged
by Failure of Lata Munici
ANOTHER CALLED FOB MAEOH 4
Will Be Mass Affair Open to All
Members of Labor Or
The idea of putting up a union
labor municipal ticket has licit- lieen
given up despite the failure made of
the convention that was called a cou
ple of weeks ago. Another conven
tion in which all union men may take
part has been called to meet at In
dustrial hall on the evening of Wed
nesday, March 4. for the purpose of
nominating a ticket.
It is given put that this latest
movement has been started at the be
hest of members of certain unions
who were forbidden under their'rules
from bringing up political matters in
their locals and were therefore- pre
vented from appointing delegntesto
the other convention.
Machinists to Give Banquet.
The machinists' unions of the three
cities have arranged to give a ban
quet at Industrial hall Saturday ev
ening, March 7, in honor of General
Organizer A. E. Ireland, who comes
here next week as the representative
of the American Federation of Labor
to lead a movement for the strength
tiling of organized labor in this vi
cinity. Mr. Ireland will be the prin
cipal speaker. at the banquet. There
will also be addresses by a number
of local men. Only men bearing ma
chinists' cards will be admitted.
Peter Larkin, one of the older res
idents of this city, die I at 12:20 this
afternoon at his home, 2105 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, after an illness of
about four months with a complica
tion of ailments, lie was 75 years of
age and a native of County Galway,
Deceased for years followed thf
trade, of blacksmilh. lie came to
America in 146 and lived at and in
the vicinity of Troy, N. V.. till 1S55.
when he came to this city. He was
married at Troy in 1S4S to Miss Mary
Howe. Mr. Larkin first came to this
city as blacksmilh in the employ of
the old Chicago fc Rock Island ' road,
remaining' with that company 12
years. Then he took a position at
Rock Island arsenal, which he held up
to the time of his retirement about
fifteen years ago.
Of the immediate family there are
four children surviving, .lames A.
Larkin, foreman of the foundry of
Ihe Pettendorf Metal Wheel works,
and John, both of Davenport, and
Charles H. and Mrs. Henry Rosenfield.
if this city. There is also a brother,
Patrick, living at Ellsworth, Maine, at
the ripe age of 0:;. Mr. Larkin owned
property and was well known in the
vicinity of Genesco. The announce
ment of the funeral will appear later.
Elizabeth C, wife of W. A. Smith,
died at 7 o'clock this morning at her
home, 4231 Sixth avenue, after a long
illness with a complication of ail
ments. Deceased was born at Rome
X. Y.. Sent, 0. 187 1. She is survived
by her husband ami two small chll
dren, besides a mother and a number
of brothers and sisters in the east.
Funeral services will be held at the
residence at 10 a. ni. tomorrow. The
remains will In shipped to Rome, X Y,
$635 FOR CEMETERY ROAD
The entertainment "given by the
Cemetery Road Impro.vement associa
tion Tuesday evening at the Illinois
theatre netted $(:J5 to apply to the
fund that is "being raised.
The members of ihe association are
very grateful to those who assist-ed in
making a success of the affair and to
the public for the iKitronaire ex
No Settlement Yet.
The meeting of the directors of the
Tri-City Howling' league held at the
Harper last evening failed to settle
the question raised bv the contested
games claimed, by the Centrals, of
this city, and the Colts, of Moline. and
the award of the prizes will be made
at e later date.
Mrs. William O'Neal was pleasantly
surprised at her home on Eighth
street Tuesday afternoon by a party
of lady friends, including a number
of members of Fay Hawes camp. R.
N. A., in honor of her birthday anni
versary. Tin- guests brought baskets
of dainty eatables and they assum
ed ' temporary possession of the
O'Neal home. The greater part of
the afternoon was devoted to cards.
Mrs. O'Neal was presented a hand
Rock Island commandery. Knights
Templar, will tomorrow gie the sec
ond of its scries of hops at Masonic
hall for the members of the Masonic
MISS W0LTMANN GAINS
NEW HONORS IN THE EAST
Warren Reeky of Rock Island, who
is in Next" York City on a vacation,
and inci lenlally doing some business
for L. S. McCain & Co- sends to The
Argus a long program for the 14th
jveck of Maurice Gran's grand opera,
the opera for this evening being
George Hensehel's "Requiem." . con
ducted by the composer, and a vocal
and instrumental concert. The solo
ists include Miss Pauline Woltmann.
Rock Island's sweet singer, together
with Madame Schumann-lleink. Miss
Henschel, Anton Van Rooy, Ellison
Van 1 loose and Miss Elsa Ruegger.
The Rrooklyn Oratorio society also
appears,, and Conductor Walter Dam
rosch and his orchestra.
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
Queen & Crescent fast line to Bir
mingham and New Orleans. Two fast
Queen & Crescent service Cincin
nati to Atlanta and Jacksonville, the
best in the country.
Only through car line to Asheville,
N. C, Queen & Crescent route and
Ilomescekers excursions the first
and third Tuesdays to points in Min
nesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Dakota
via the C, M. & St. P. railway.
One hundred miles shortest to
Chattanooga, Queen & Crescent
C-t IU & U. Hallway.
Beginning Feb. 15 and continuing
until April 30, we will have on sale
one way excursion tickets to San
Francisco and Los Angeles at rate
of thirty-one dollars ($1)1.00).
Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and Pu-
get Sound points, thirty dollars
Salt Lake City, Ogden, P.utte and
Helena, . twenty-six dollars, ($20.00.)
Inquire 'Phone C, H. & Q.
ticket agent, depot Twentieth street
and Second avenue.
Mother Gray' Sweet Powders
for children. Mother Gray, for years
a nurse in the Children's Home, in
New York, treated children success
fully with a remedy, now prepared
and placed in the drug stores, called
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for
Children. They are harmless as milk,
pleasant to take and never fail. A cer
tain cure for feverishness, constipa
tion, headache, teething and stomach
disorders, and remove worms. At all
druggists, 25 cents. Sample sent free.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Hoy,
X. Y. .
Will appreciate our wond
rous carpet department, fill
ed as it is with this season's
choicest productions. All
former efforts in this depart
ment are eclipsed for the
spring of 1903.
All grades of Ingradn Carpets. Cot
ton, and Wool Terry. Body Brus
sels. Velvets. Wiltons and Tapestry
Ca-rpetsover 300 distinct patterns
shown in our line. These in connec
tion with our mammoth line of car
pet size Rugs, Mattings, Inlaid and
Printed Linoleums, makes ours pre
eminently the Greatest Carpet De
partment in the three cities.
213-215 West Third St.. Davenport. Iowol.
Our spring style of Top Coats
are now open for inspection.
In this line you will find all
the up-to-date makes at popu
lar prices. One-fourth off the
price of all heavy weight
1804 Second Ave., Kock Island. : : '207 XV.. Second St., Davenport
J5he Adams WaJl
Wishes to amiouiu o to their muny patrons in the
tri-citles that the now
and other artistic hanins for llo3 are now ready
H. W. WAR.D, Manager.
310-312-314 TWENTIETH STREET.
High Class SEEP
Why Not Buy The Best. S
The Best Sectls are the cheapest. We sell at New York Catalogue
Winter coughs are apt to result i
consumption if neglected. They can
be soon broken -up by using Foley's
Honey and Tar. AU drtggists.
l.ldl KUl Udl UUCI 5) Highest Class Seeds obtainable. "TH0R
BURNS" SEEDS hold the Gold Medals of tbe world awarded them at
1'aris Exposition 1900, and the Fan-American Exposition, l'JOl.
Quality is Our Leading Feature. Send for Catalogue.
Loviis Hnsservs Sons,
213-215 West Second Street. Davenport, Iowa.