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THE ARGrTJS, SATURDAY, APRIL IS, 1903.
A wasted dollar
Is a Lost Friend,
A saved dollar
Is a Friend in Need
You will have more
"friends" at the end
of the year if you do
your trading at
Call us over either 'Phone
Everything new at the New
for the very best ready-to-wear
clothing see what we
show in L. Adlcr Bros. &
Cosand Alfred Benjamin
CSL Cos make, none better,
none so good, all the differ
ence between these makes
and tailor's is the price:
$16.50 to $27.50
$15.0 to S22.SO
F YOU KM
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
New complete line of Trunks,
Suit Cases and Satchels,larg
est assortment in town.
MAY REVIVE CASE HEADQUARTERS
Some Prospect of Further Litiga
tion Over the Estate of Col.
INVOLVES VALUABLE PEOPERTY
Mrs. Ferkel, an Heir, Consults Law
yers in Ilegard to Her
There seems to be some prospect of
fresh litigation over the estate of Col.
(Jeore Davenport, father of the late
I'.ailey Davenport, who has been lea:l
many years. As is generally known
he was a very extensive property
holder about the three eities and at
his death there was trouble over tin
division of the estate between the
everal children, the late I'.ailey Dav
enport receiving a larv portion.
The party who now is threatening'
to bring the matter onec more into
eourt is Mrs. Kliabeth Ferkel, of this
county, who has been consulting at
torneys here and in . Davenport with
reference to the matter. Mrs. Fer
kel is one of the children of Col. Dav
enport and at the time of the sett Mug
of the estate she claims to have been
cut off in the will with $l,000. This she
objected to and a suit followed in
which she was the loser. She claims
to have Keen offered at one time $1..
000 if she would sign away her rights
in the estate, but she refused to do
so and has since maintained that she
was entitled to. recover a larger sum
than that should justice be done.
The lan.l included in the original
estate now constitutes the site of
some of the most nourishing addi
tions to the three cities and is prob
ably now worth a million dollars, at
the very least. Should Mrs. Ferkel
succeed in making good her claim a
large number of people would find
titles to their homes involved. In view
of the decision of the court at the
time of the original contests, how
ever, it is not considered by those
familiar with the case that Mrs. Fer
kel's efforts are likely to be attended
with much success.
Henry Concannon. is visiting in Keo
kuk, . c' j'
('apt. S. II. Davis leaves this evening
Mrs. C. L. Walker returned last ev
ening from Chicago.
A. K. .Nelson has returned home
from the state caoita! for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. II. V. Iluttig. of Mus
catine, Iowa, are visiting in the citv.
The stage of water was t.j aT'O'aT
m. and '.(.70 at noon. The tempera
ture at noon was OS.
Mrs. Frank Mixter and daughter.
Miss Florence Mixter, departed last
evening for Chicago.
The Winona was down from Clinton
today and the IJ. D. Kendall and the
K. IJutledge. went north. " : '" "
Krnest Anderson and Arthur Ostcr
man, of l'ontiac. are home to spend
Sunday with their parents.
Miss limes Starling, of (ireenville.
Miss., has returned home after a visit
at the home of J. M. I'.uford.
l'ev. W. S. Marquis goes to Ames,
Iowa, to deliver an address; tomorrow
before- the students of the college
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Krell and Miss
Irene Kiehl have returned after a win
ter's sojourn in California. Mrs. Krell
is much improved in health.
X. .!. Neer, traveling district pas
senger agent of the Italtimorc fc Ohio
Southwestern Kailway company, was
a visitor in this city yesterday.
Judge II. C. Chesley, who was in
Rock Island yesterday to hear the
slot machine cases in the county
court, returned to his home at Cam
Miss Stella Deck, of Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, entertained about
twenty-five of her little schoolmates
this afternoon at the home of her
parents in honor of her birthday.
Frank J. Delaney, of Chicago, rep-!
resenting the Land ley (irain com
pany, of Chicago, was in Rock Island
yesterday interviewing the grain deal
ers on the local market. Mr. Delaney :
is the man who prepared the map
showing the ' saving worked to the
farmers of Illinois by the Illinois &
Michigan canal, and who led the lob
by at Springfield working for the
canal appropriations. His present
mission is of a similar nature.
Hishop F. W. Taylor, of the Qniney
Episcopal diocese, whose critical ill
ness at a Kenosha sanitarium has
been, noted in The Argus, has been ail
ing for some time, but he broke down
completely in the administration of
his office in the chancel. Easter Sun
day night just as he finished the last
words of the confirmation ceremony
to a class in the cathedral of IM. John
at Quincy, he collapsed and reeled into
the arms of Dean Moore. His condi
tion was found tti be serious, lie was
at once removed to the sanitarium in
Report That Medicine Company
Will Leave City Untrue.
Over in Davenport the people have
been congratulating themselves on
account of the fact that they believ
ed they were to get 'the Lightning
Medicine company which removed
from Muscatine to this city a couple
of years ago and Which,, is now loca
ted in the Industrial Home building
on Twenty-first street." The Argus is
very glad to state, however, that it is
all a mistake.
The reason the ' , Davcnportcrs
thought they were to secure the
flourishing concern was mi account
of the' fact that incorporation papers
have been filed in the Scott county
ollice for the removal of the head
quarters from Muscatine, where they
have remained since the removal of
the plant here. .-wv--
Deing Incorporated under the Iowa
law the directors were compelled to
maintain nominal headquarters at
Muscatine and go fliere when they
desired-to hold a bu'Ji'.ess meeting.
In order to hold the advantage of the
Iowa laws and at the same time bring
the headquarters to a more conveni
ent point it was decided to certify to
the removal to Davenport, and that
city will, succeed to M usca t ine's hon
or as the nominal headquarters of
the1 company. The plant and real
headquarters will continue to be in
The concern is incorporated at
$100,000. of which $)3,000 Kits been
paid. up. The other' $:7.uml is now
made 'preferred tlWk to bVJJ-alled in
at the" llhrttion?nf the sf .tihoklers.
The officers are II. W. Iluttig presr
ident, and George .1. G ruber, tsecrcr
TO EXTEND PAVING
Bluff Association Discusses Four
teenth Avenue Im
WOULD. CARRY TO CITY LIMITS
Organization Decides to Revise By
Laws Officers I'lectetl
MANY ENTER THE
Much Interest in Plan for Giving
Tiy an almost unanimous vote the
house1 of representatives at Spring
field has indorsed the appropriation
bill for the Watertown insane asylum.
The chief item is one of $125,000 for
a new, insane ward. The bill includes
a number, of minor appropriations,
the total, including that for running
expenses, footing- close to $800,000.
The Argus' "faithful service" con
test is attracting the attention of
tlie residents' e.f Iinck fl:in 1 count v.
judging from the number of inquiries,
tlint are being received elaily. The
content is open to both men and wo
men in all branches of service, wheth
er in office, store, workshop, factory,
farm or household, the only require
ment to eligibility being that the per
son must retude in Koek Island coun
The prie. a handsome gold watch,
will he awarded bv three impartial
l;judgi-Civhn -will canvass the proofs
subimtteef tin;. lecn!e who is entitled
to the watch. No evidence will be' re
ceived after dune 1, 1 '.:.-., the date .-et
for the close of the contest.
I'ropcr blanks for supplying the in
formation can be obtained at The Ar
gus ollice either by applying in person
or by letter. This is no voting ccui
test and there is no string attached
to the proposition whatever, but it litis
bet 11 undertaken by The Argus feel
ing that faithful service of whatever
character should be appree-iatcd and
should have some public recognition.
At the meeting of the l'luff improve
ment association at the quarters on
Thirty-eighth street last evening it
was decided to e ndeavor to secure the
paving of Fourteenth avenue from
Thirtieth street to the Moline line,
instead of to l'orty-foiirth street, as
had been originally intended. This
will give better access to the bluff
district of Moline from this city than
is now possible.
The committee that has in charge
the project of arranging the prelimi
naries for the improving of four
teenth avenue after the plan that litis
been adopted reported that assur
ances of assistance had been given by
the Hock Island Club and that the
public has generally taken hold of the
matter in a very encouraging manner.
The committee was instructed to
wait upon, the Ketail Merchants asso
ciation at the next meeting.
For the AukocIhIIod.
The association took steps to in
crease the effectiveness of the organi
zation and to insure' its permanency.
It was decided to revise the by-laws
and constitution at a meeting in the
near future and to provide for a
-Ismail membership fee to lie used in
keeping up the quarters.' New officers
were elected for the e-usiiing year as
President Frank 1. Maucker.
Vice President Charles Horst.
Secretary W. S. II ill.
Corresponding Secretary K. II.
Treasurer William Jaieklum.
Improvement Commit t ee Frank 1.
Maucker. II. II. Doe ring. Herman
Doering. Peter l'asiuusscn. W. S. Hill.
E. !. Wallick. Ernest Starsrard, Clans
lletiek. Charles Horst, W. C. Maucker,
C. M. Gannon. Charles Anderson, Wil
liam Luekbim, I ha rles . Grams, Wil
MOLINE CITY COLLECTOR
TURNS IN HIS EOOKS
Collector Livingston, of Moline, has
returned his hooks to the county
treasurer and the figures show that
the' largest collection in the history
of that city has been made this year.
The. total amount Ihis year exceeds
that of last year by $12,000 in round
numbers. The total amount charged
on the lytoks this year was $IS4,7:i2.i0,
of w hich $1.").0:;0.-I J has been collect
ed. The commission on this will
amount to $:.11!iX0, out of which Col
lector Livingston gets his salary of
$1,500 and the remainder of the com
mission, $1.61S.f(, goes to the township.
DIES AT HOME IN DUNDEE
A telegram was received at the
Woodmen head oflie-e this afternoon
announcing the death at his home; in
Dundee, 111., today, ef Prof. Marvin
Quaekenbush, the former director of
the Woodmen and well known in this
city. He servcel as member of the
board from ISO.", to HUM. For many
years he held the position of couiity
superintciideut of schools f Kane
county, and since his resignation as
directed he has hell the position .of
sfate consul for the Woodmen. He
was 62 years ef age and leaves a wife
and one son. ...
Mrs. Mary I. Willis ilied at the
home of her son in Hampton Wednes
day afternoon at 4 'o'clock, after an
illness ef several weeks. She was
born in Carlyle, Ky., Many 27, 1817.
She. leaves te mourn her death these
children: Mrs. Ida Underwood, of Mo
line; Mrs. Ella Jones, of Kansas City;
Mrs. E. Cusehman. of Se-ars; Mrs. Jen
nie Cusehman. ef ffian; Alice Earl,
of Hammond. Intl.: and Mrs. Anna
Cusehman. of Grand Island, Neb., and
her son in Hampton. E. A. Willis. The
funeral was from the First M. E.
church this afternoon tit 2 o'clock, in
Licensed to AVeel
David C. (ireen .". Davenport
Mrs. Lillie C GolT Davenport
Foley's Honey and Tar contains no
opiates, and will not constipate like
nearly all other cough medicines.
Eef use substitutes. All druggists.
BOUND OVER TO GRAND
JURY FOR LARCENY
Joseph Smith was bound over tr
the grand jury this morning in the
sum of $."i( for larceny. About i
o'clock last night he took a package
at -the Hurlington depot which hap
pened to belong to a man from Alpha.
The package contained a couple of
ladies ne'w nii; lit dresses. This morn
ing, al 4. o'clock Oflieers P.ergsttui ami.
Uriiiu found a man asleep at Hit
Peoria depot. His head was resting
on a sort of a pillow made of ticking
in which he- carried his belongings.
With his other things were found the
nii.-sing goods of the Alpha man. The
individual on being brought to the
stalion gave his name as Joseph
.1 iiu .llajey vvtts sent to the county
jail for a term of five days Ihis morn
ing by Magist rate Johnson, t he charge
preferred against him being disorder
The police arc looking1 up the source
from which a number of counterfeit
dollars that have been placed in circu
lation during the past few elavs have
emanated. The; coins bear the elate
of 1ST!) and tire a very good imitation
of the genuine- beyein 1 being a a
trifle light. There is reasem to btdieve
that they have been lirs-t placeel in
circulation in this city.
Justice Sell river yesterday after
noon lined Mrs. Nora Malone .$: and
eeists em complaint of her ilaughter-in-law,
Mrs. John St. Clair, who charg
ed her with assault and battery.
REV. SHUEY SUCCESSFUL
IN EVANGELISTIC WORK
l'ev. T. J. Sliuey, ef this eity, is
evidently meeting with the greatest
s uccess in his work as ev a ngelist "in
Kansas, where he is at the present
time. The Salina (Kans.) Daily
Union has this to say eif him:
"A man who Tncard Mr. Shney for the
first time last night said, 'I regret ex
ceedingly that 1 eliel not know several
days age) that such sermons were he
ing preached in this city, fer I realize
that I have hist much by not hearing
them.' The general verdict is that
Mr. Shuey is erne eif the best speak
ers that lias been in this city fer a
Dang'r ITgt. Change
Line. 8a.m. 2 4hrs.
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 14 S.'J 0.1
Ibd Wing 14 8.2 0.1
Keeel's Landing... 12 7.2 0.1
La Crosse ... 12 S.5 0.1
IV. (In Chien IS 0.?, 0.1
Dubuque l. 10.1 o.l
Lev Claire 10 6.0 0.2
Davenport 15 0.S 0.1
Des Moines llpds.. .. 6.4 ...
Keokuk ! 11.3 ...
St. Louis 30 24.6 0.7
Kansas City 21 11. 1 O.S
Kiver forecast for 4s hours ending
S a. m., Monday, April 20. 1)03: Only
slight changes will occur iu the stage
of the Mississippi river between Du
buque and Davenport.
Hon. Charles II. TLanell
The above appears on the Angus
tana lyeeum course in the college
auditorium next Monday. at 8 o'clock.
Keserved seats now at tUe usual place
and at Keim's drug store. Prices as
usual, 10 and 50 cents.
A Hard:, Thin
To Get Away From.
By trying on one of our
strictly hand-tailored Suits
it will be hard for you to
get away from it because
the fit is so easy and perfect
and some of the very best
selected patterns that have
ever been shown are shown
G. 6v H. Special Make
I Gostaff sosi & Mayes,
The New Clothing Store
1714 Second Avenue.
. j j j I! II I I" J I"!!!
less than the old cobbler's pricey,
making has evolvce'. '.he famous
HOW FEW MEN (in
cluding men of means
and fashion) nowadays
have their shoes matle
to measure! Why? I!e-e-ause
scie'nee applied to
shoe-making litis evolv
eel more perfectly-fitting
and at half and
ienee applied to clothes-
WHOLESALE TAILORED SUITS
AND TOP COATS
that give better satisfaction at one-half the price than the now tdel
lashioned custom tailor can at any price. You have only to try on
a Stfin-Uloeh suit or top coat to preive the truth of every weird we
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
Critics Sayo e
We've a knaelc for picking out
Pretty Wall Papers. Won't you
call and allow us to prove it?
YOUNG & McCOMBS
1723, 1725, 1727 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Adams WeJl Paper Co,
H. W. WAR.D, Manager.
310-312 314 TWENTIETH STREET. ROCK ISLAND
Our French, Enqli.-h, (iernian ami Japanese Iinportcel 1WPEKS
are now here-, together with special American effects, all ef which
we cemtrol exclusively in Ihis territory. We are pleased lo show
von these new decorative ideas.
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