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THE ABetTS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1903.
Furniture Will Last
Tliat is, tlio reliable kind, bought of
reliable dealers. Our many years of ex
perience in dealing with the furniture
trade of this section of tlie country only
enables us to make tlie wonderful prices
on strictly dependable furniture that
we are now quoting. But
Bargains Do Not Last
At least not such bargains as we are of
fering to our patrons. We liave deter
mined to move a large part of our stock
to make room for arriving fall goods
and arc certain our Low Prices will do
A Visit to Our Immense
Store Will Convince You.
CLEMANN m. SALZMANN
Cor. 2d Ave. and 16tK St.
SELLS STOCK FARM
W YOU WmrTjv1
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
McNamara Brothers Buy Mc
Cabes' Place Near Monte
$34,000 IS PAID TOR IT
Eight Houses Recently Ruilt iu
City Figure In the
One of the large land deals of the
year, consummated yesterday, was
the exchange of the Rock l.-land res
idence property owned by .lames Mc
Namara, of this city, and John Mc
Namara, of Fulton, for the L. S. M
Cale stock farm, located three miles
east of Montezuma.
The. Iical represents a tidal of $5S,
000, Air. McCabe disposing of his farm,
the sale price on which was fixed at
::UHM, exclusive of the stock, for
eight houses recently built by the
McNamara brothers on Sixteenth
street, between Tenth and Eleventh
avenues, representing $lM.0()0, a cash
difference of .$10,000 being paid Air.
Met a be.
The stoek farm consists of G17
acres, ami is one of the iinest in Iowa.
The deal was negot iated through the
agency of Reidy Pros.
Ooble Farm fold.
Douglas Hale, of Springfield, yester
day purchased the Alerritt Goble farm
on I'.ig Island.. He paid $1(M per acre.
There are 20O acres in the farm. The
sale was made b .1. 15. Eckhart ami
ROCK ISLAND THE FJEST
The St. Louis (ilobe-Deiiioerat fig
ures that the Hock Island-'Frisco in
terests will be the Hist in the 1'nitcil
Slates to control railway lines span
ning the continent. Norfolk prom
ises to be the Atlantic terminus, San
Francise the Pacific. The result out
lined is rendered possible by the
"ileal" in the east, through which the
Seaboard Air line has passed into
llnfk IsIniul-'Frisco hands, as describ
ed last week, and by one in prospect
in the west between the Santn Fe and
the ltock Islam for the joint use of
the Santa Fe tracks from Albu
querque to the Golden Hate, together
with the completion of the links still
missing in New Alexico to bring both
tlte Kock Island and the Santa Fe in
to Albuquerque from tlie east on the
route of the Atlantic Sr Pacific scheme
of a generation ago.
That the Santa IV and the Kock
Island are to enter into an agreement
for exchange of trackage rights
through which the latter will be able
to run its trains to San Francisco,
while the former will gain -the use of
part of tin ltock Island mileage in
southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma, the
Texas Panhandle and New Alexico.
has not been announced otlic-ally. but
has gool( uni-.tVicial support. The j rn"
pective through Pne from ocean to
ocean includes, of course, ft r inter
mediate mileage the Kansas City.
Memphis I Si rmi ngha m v-id the
Choctaw, Oklahome A- Ge'f dii. ions
of the Kock Island System, extending
from Rirmingham. Ala., to AinariHo,
The Common expectation has been
that the ambition of .lay (iould for a
transcontinental line would be rcail.
tl by his son iu advance of competi
tors, ami the (iould interests now
have a system in sight- connecting
P.altimore with Ogden ami El Paso.
From these points to "the coast" a
gap remains to be tilled in the (iould
EAST MOLINE LADT HAS
EXPERIENCE WITH GASOLINE
Yesterday at Kast Alottne a young
woman named Lewis had a narrow
escape from death through the un
wise use of gasoline. As it is. she is
confined to bed with an ankle fractur
ed in two places. She was using gas-
line, cleaning beds on the second
floor of her home, and while doing so
lighted a match that she might see
the better. The fumes of the liquid
instantly exploded,, and to escape the
fire she was compelled to tear open a
screen and jump to the ground. In
nWitien to having her ankle fractur
ed she was burned about her face and
hands. The. blaze amounted to little,
being quickly put out by members of
EMANCIPATION DAY TO
BE OBSERVED SEPTEMBER 22
Emancipation day will be observed
by Kock Island colored people at Hu
ber's garden Sept.
Alayor MeConochie has been secur
ed to deliver the oration, Miss Susie
Johnson is to read tlie Declaration of
Independence, and' Aliss Alabel Gray
the Emancipation proclamation. Tony
Harper is to be chaplain and Sandy
Terry marshal of the day and (Ieorge
Pearson assistant marshal.
Tlie morning wj.ll be devoted to field
sports, tho platform exercises to oc
cur in the afternoon, with dancing in
Mystic Workers Attention.
There will be a special meeting of
Kock Island lodge. No. ., Wednesday
evening, Aug. 26, at H o'clock, at Odd
Fellows' hall, to initiate a class of 10
Aloline degree team will exemplify
the work. 31. DET.TEXS, ,
' K. K. Hurt, Sec'y. Prefect.
STRANGER INJURED .
BOARDING A TRAIN
Charles Williams Has a Close Call
Charles Williams, of New Host on,
Mass.. is at St. Anthony's hospital as
a result of an accident that came
within an ace of costing him his life
Williams had been ngain-t the grape
during the day a little stronger than
had been Ids custom, and when he
reached the Purlington depot along
toward nightfall he could not distin
guish between a passenger and a
freight train. So when one of the
latter, eastbound, came whisking
along lie attempted! to get aboard and
fell, fortunately alighting on the out
side of the rail, the wheels just brush
ing his feet.
The three middle toes of the right
foot were crushed and the left foot
badly bruised. Williams was convey
ed in the ambulance to the hospital,
where he was cured for by Dr. F. 11.
First. The injured man is not able
himself to give an intelligent account
of how the accident happened.
tow Arm Tpr K.IUney f
Dr Hobbn' 8pm fftftoa PI Us enre all kidney till. Sm
t ft . Aad. bterllcc Raio4v Cc .Chicago or W. Y
Air. and Mrs. Joseph Dietz are visit
ing iu Chicago.
Abe Kos-enfield left today for New
.1, (J. Geiger has returned from his
Chicago business trip.
Dr. C. T. Foster has returned from
his trip south and c-ast.
Dr. and Airs. W. X. Long, of West
Liberty. Iowa, are visiting in the city.
Dr. C. E. Sears, who is doing hospi
tal work in Chicago, is spending his
vacation at his home in Scars.
Dr. F. X. nickel is back at his office
in the Alitchell Lyiuio block after
an aliseiice if three months, which
were spent at Waukesha. Wis.
James O'Connor, who has been in
busins in Kewar.ee for several
mouths iu partnership with William
Haves, has disposed' of his interest to
the latter and returned to Kock l.-land
with his family for residence.
James Know Mi n. who for a number
of cars has made hi:-' Imnie iu Wash
ington, D. C, has decided to locate
permanently iu Kock Island, where
he Jrpent his ho hot d. having taken a
position as surveying engineer with
the Davis company.
Kev. and Mrs. K. II. Williams have
a guests Mr. ami Mrs. J. P. l'.ailev.
former residents of this city, and now
of Omaha, where Mr, ISailev is sta
tioned as secretary for the Nebraska
V. M. C. A. Mr. P.ailey served two
years as secretary of the Kock Islam!
V. M. C. A. lie will deliver an address
at the praver meeting at 1 iie First
Methodist church this evening.
THINK TWO MURDERS WERE
COMMITTED BY SAME MAN
Koekford police have obtained what
they l.el'eve is certain evidence that
the murderer of little Alphonso
Wilms, of Detroit, is the same party
who killed little Dick Tchbetts, of
that eitv, recently. The: Detroit- po
lice have fixed their suspicions upon
Charles. Price, alias Kmil Walt, a
liiohler. ami the photographs sent to
Koekford have been positively identi
fied as those of a man seen in Koek
ford alMiut the time of the Tebbetts
murder. The further cirenm.-tance
that the bodv of the Tebbetts boy was
found among a lot of molding tlaeks
is taken as further evidence against
In Social Circles
Airs. S. M. Arndt Alonday afternoon
entertained at her home on Eigh
teenth street for Miss Fern Oltmann.
who has been spending the summer in
the city. There were !' truests. Cinch
was played, the prizes going to Miss
Paula Hansen, of Chicago. Miss Kutji
llcnly. of Cincinnati, and Aliss Edith
Duell, of Genesco.
MICHAEL BRENNAN ESCAPES
FROM TRAIN AT OTTAWA
Michael I'rennan, reported Alonday
in a demented condition in Chicago.
escaped from a Kock Island train at
Ottawa last night while enroute to
his home iu this city in charge of his
brother, John Rrennan.
The police authorities have been
communicated with and: asked to in
stitute a search, but up to this after
noon had not gained, any trace of the
missing man.- When the train pulled
into Ottawa he said lie was going for
a drink, and that was the last seen
CITY CAB LINE PASSES
, INTO HANDS OF R0BB & CO.
Last night tho control of the city
cab service passed into the control of
IS. E. Kobb & Co., wlur will conduct
it for tlie present on the same gen
eral, plans as it has been run. The
service will be improved later as cir
cumstances warrant. Kobb & Co. are
now iu the new quarters recently
erected for tlie firm by W. O. Negus
on First avenue, north of the Kock
Island house. A general express, bus
cab and storage business will be con
It la more Important to clean you?
system than to clean your house. Llr-er-Lax,
the little 25c system cleaner,
la guaranteed to euro constipation
1. H.'-THOMAS, Leading Drugglat.-'
ENGINES IN CRASH
Two Rock Island Machines Col
lide Today at West End
VIEW OBSTRUCTED ON CURVE
Double Header Freight ltuns Into
Hear of Switch Eu-ftine.
Two engines were put on the hospi
tal list anil a number of freight cars
were more or less jarred by a collis
ion that took place in the Kock Inl
and yards at the west end of the eitv
this morning. No one was hurt, the
engine crews jumping and escaping
It was about 11 o'clock and switch
engine An. 1..). in charre of Enirmecr
Weaver and Fireman Thomas, was
backing down with a string of cars
on the main line near Sixth avenue.
A freight pulledl by two engines. No.
." T in charge of Engineer GafTey and
Fireman Kibble, and No. '!Gi, iu
charge of Engineer Scott and Fireman
Savage, pulled in fi'om Peoria, ami on
the sharp curve with a string of
empty box eats on the inside, the en
ginciiieii could not see the danger tilf
Probably an accident could have
been averted, but the rails were slip
pery fit m the shower that had fallen
an. I the loads were heavy. So the
switch engine and the No. G.17, which
was ahead, came together, the crews
having time to get out of tlie way.
Th-e switch engine's lender was
wrecked and shovel up into the cab.
I'he No. r.".7 was knocked oil the for
ward truck and the head of the boiler
was cru.-hed in. Other parts of the
trains suffered minor damage.
The morning passenger from Peo
ria was close behind the freight and
was held for some time by the wreck.
I'he sidetrack was finally cleared and
it was allowed to pass. The switch
engine was pi. lied away by another
engine and taken up to the upper
yard.- The wrecker with the big
crane from Natick had to be called
ujxin to get the No. (." 7 upon its
trucks and get it upon the rails.
SEES HOPEFUL SIGN IN
STAGE OF WATER PREVAILING
A contemporary sees in the good
stage of water that has. been main
tained in the Mississippi river during
the past tvvti seasons promise of a re
vival of steamboat packet trade. The
following rumination is indulged in:
"'The Mississippi river is for the
first time in some years at thi sea
son still open to traffic. Last year it
was freely predicted that the great
wnter-nr- n n -'means of communica
tion and if freight and passenger
transportation would soon be a thing
of the past. P.y the middle of August
iu ls'.ij the river had fallen so low
that cows were able, to wade across
it both above and below Inbupte and
only steamboats of the very lightest
draught could remain iu service. The
lav of the rafter seemed to have had
"The heavy rains of this year, how
ever, have kept the stream consider-
bly above the low writer mark, and
though the water falls again with
surprising rapidity, one rain follows
another iu so short a time that the
channel remains t'-ep and easily nav
"This simply illustrates the change
in conditions that has been taking
place. If the river continues for a
few seasons to remain navigable this
late in the summer for boats of deep
draught, a return of the great packet
lines of the old thiys" tin the Alississippi
may be looked for."
HORSE IN MAD RUN ON
SECOND AVENUE WALK
A horse owned by Miss Ann lkiiley.
of Coal Valley, who had tied the ar.i-
mal in front of McCalie's store while
she did some shopping, was given a
wide berth on Second avenue yester
day afternoon, traveling the sidewalk
tn the south side of the thoroughfare
from Tot ten's" music house to the Ar
cade cigar store, where Peter (Ilea
sou, who had been dragged about
twenty yards, succeeded in bringing
the excited horse to a standstill. In
his wild dash the horse pulled with
him a 70-pound hitching weight.
There was nf damage 1o property
and no one was injured, although
there were a number of close calN.
the horse barely missing the display
ease in front of Somiuers iV: I.aVelle's
and the displays in front of Passig
l'.ros'. and the Host on candy kitchen.
lfids for fuel for court house and
jail buildings at Kock Island, 111.
Sealed proposals will be received at
county clerk's office for furnishing of
fuel for court house ami jail building
up and to V2 in. Saturday, Sept. 5,
1.R):5. P.idtlvrs will give prices on mine
run, also lump coal. Contractcalls
for delivery commencing Oct. 1, P.XKl.
and ending Sept. .;, l'.'OI. All coal
delivered subject to our own weights,
and coal to be union mined Commit
tee reserves right to reject any or all
bids. d'OHN KOLLOFF,
J j. C. PFOIT. .
The Modern Wy.
"I wish to marry your daughter."
said tho young man. The old man was
a sensible old man.
Can I support you in the style to
which you hive been accustomed"" to
v IN V
All MeiVs, Boys' and
3l t 23 per cent
blvie and black.)
ft one Charged at These Trices,
S0MMEHS (El LA VELLE
1804 Second Ave., Koclc Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
AUGUST CLEARING SALE
Men's Shoes and Oxfords.
OWING TO Tilt: ITNFAVOKAI'.Li: WK A THE II THE
DEMAND FOU OXFOKD.S 11 AS NOT I5EEN I P TO OUR
EXPECTATIONS. TOO MANY JN STOCK THEY MUST
CO. HENCE, THE FOLLOW I Nil DEFPCCT FOU QUICK
Men's Patent Colt Oxfords, sold formerly at Mini $1.00 EZfk
choice for any ttyle fJJ
"Men's Ylci Oxfords, sold formerly 'at $3 and choice '"' Eif
of any style iJJ
A lot of odds :uxl ends and discontinued lines of men's shoes in pat
ent Colt and plaia leathers, in t hi lot w e i ncl title some PA
Douglas $.i.i0 and t.(K shoes. While they last JV
See Ovir West Window.
1705 SECOND AVENUE.
C. C. TR.ENT. Manaiger.
it;:1; i r; ,
edy for Fall
We are showing icady-t o-wear ami
tailored hats for early fall wear. We
are offering many exclusive styles,
and have made the juices fully as at
tractive at-the designs prices that
niahc early buving advisable.
We always have a large stock to select from, ami can assure
satisfaction, in every instance.
BRANDENBURG MILLINERY STORE
tor. Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue. 'Phone Union Electric 6130 5
Drobvn's Business College.
Office open to visitors ta.ll this week
if ? m
1 " - - . J A.-aCS
If that old hat of your looks worn and
shiny. Take it to the
UNION HAT MAKER
224 Seventeenth St. Rock Island,
lie will make it look like new. Straw
rnit VnniiiTiri li:it flcnnt'tl and H
' Wnrl- Qo C.fnilnrv Of "Vn flmrrrp.