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THE ABGHTB, THUBSPAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1903
"Hot Air Csxn TolIcc
a Balloon Up a Long
Wecy, But it CooVt
Keep it There.1
Samo tiling applies to grocery
selling. "Hot Air" prices may in
duce many to give a trial order and
perhaps a second, but as soon as
they discover that, although the
prices "be "low," , still they are not
getting value received for every
dollar expendedthat the goods are
not of the best quality they go
somewhere else; the unscrupulous
merchant does not keep them as
Low prices mean nothing unless
the goods quoted are the Best.
Every customer at
knows that the prices are lower
than elsewhere, and feci certain
that the quality is the highest. That
is one of the many reasons why this
store makes new customers every
day besides holding the old ones.
No time like the present to start.
Just the Suit
Wear . . .
Broken lots of
worth up to
3.50 for only
About 125 suits
in the lot. Sizes
4 to 15 years.
This lot will not
ROCK ISLAND. ILL:
Absconding County Of
ficial Arrested at
Victoria, B. C.
ADMITS HIS IDENTITY
Waives Extradition and
Victoria, H. C. Sept. 3. H. C. Miller,
alias-) Alfred K. Lyford, was arrested
hen last night on a telegram from
Koek Island. 111., the police, identify
ing' him us. ex-deputv county treasur
er of Koek Island county, who ab
sconded Sept. o, 1W2, with $H,(X0 in
A. K. LYFOKI).
county funds. Lyford made a com
plete confession and will waive extra
It will he one year Saturday sinct
Lford left. A reward of $5fM) stand
injLT for his capture he hiin been hound
ed by othcers c er w here he has ap-
SlicrilT lleider, who left today to
bring the ptisoncr back to IJock Isl
and. recci'il hi lirst word from Vic
toria yes-tcrday morning. It was
iiiesvaire to the effect tnat a man
a nsweri iilt -Ios-ly the description i
L ford had been seen by the police.
They had located his lodgings am
were keeping' wxifch on him eiiding
further orders. The. dispatch was
signed by .7. .f. Imgely. chief of po
lice. Sh'ritT lleider win-d authority
to a r rest and ssiid the reward would
be forwarded on the establishment of
the identity of the suspect. Later in
the day a message came that Lyfonl
had retained i-oiim-el and would fight
extradition, whereupon Chief Langcly
was instructed from thin end of tin1
line to employ an attorney to repre
sent Koek Island county, and that an
otiicer would h-avc liere as soon as
possible for Victoria.
I'rlnoner Admits Identity.
Tins morning any doubt that might
have been felt by the county authori
ties as to the identity of the prisoner
wax removed by a telegram from the
Victoria chief announcing; that the
man held by him admitted lie was
Lyford and made a complete confes
sion of his peculations, saying' he
would waive extradition.
Lvford, it will be. renwinbered. was
depitty under County Treasurer I. V.
Cox, and while serving in that capac
ity appropriate I to his own use $H,
(KM) of the county funds, the larger
portion of which is said to have been
lost, in board of trade seiul;i I ion, and
western mining deals. In making up
the short nee of his ns-i slant Mr. Cox
surrendered his farm in the upper end
of the county and the saving-si of
years, the absconder having practical
ly ruinel Mm' financially.
Htwl Thrffl !) Sturt.
Lyford got fully three days' start
of the otliccrs. It was nippos-cd he
was on a visit in Chieag-o, when a let
ter canw to his family in Moline stat
ing he "had 11 own to other lands, and
that lie would never return. Litem
ture showing' a likeness of Lyford, a
complete' description and- offering" a
$."()() reward was) sent to every county
in the I'niled States and the leading
cities of Canada and Kuroive. Sev
eral hundreds of letters have been re
ceived. Sheriff lleider has the collec
tion at his office, the letters coming1
front nit pnrt-s of the globe and show
ing1 that a sharp c.e whs out for the
Kfx-k Island fugitive.
To avoid any complications Sheriff
lleider is; having extradition papers
prepared. Victoria is 2,2if. miles from
a great deal of dissatisfaction among
the local butchers who claim that it
ha. cut down, their profit, -which was
already very small, on account of the
high prices of meat at present. It is
claimicd that a number of prominent
local men are back of the movement,
which is liable to take shape at any
time now. ' i
State's Attorney II. A. Weld is in
Chieayo. . ,,
Judge Y. II. Gest has returned from
L. Simon has returned from St.
liert Ivobb has returned to Chicago
to resume his medical. studies.
Miss Kuth llenly, of Cincinnati, is
the guest of Mis? Clara Crawford.
II. A. Joslyn, of Pittsburg, pa., is
visiting- at the home of his uncle, C. 1'.
M. II. Sexton has returned, from the
minor league baseball conference in
Mrs. Ed Ledwill left yesterday for
Dubuque, where she will spend a few
days with relatives.
Miss Potts, of Yichita, Kane., is a
guest, of Mi-, Klnora Thomson, of 713
Virgil Warren and family, who have
spent the s-ximmer at Mount Lookout,
west of the Watch Tower, have re
turned to the city.
Mrs. 1 Hefner, of Marcella, Iowa,
ha." Ixt'if called here by the serious
illness- of her sister, Mrs. Eila Max
well, of 714 First avenue.
S. E. Dove, who has been appointed
instructor in history in the IJock Isl
am! high school, has arrived in the
city from his home in Newcastle, Ind.
Mrs. M. A. Patterson and children
will remove from this? city next week
to take up thtir resilience in Kansas
City, where Mr. Patterson holds the
position of assistant freight agent of
the Koek Island road.
In J 'octal Circles
Yesterday "Camp Kevclry," compos
ed of young- people from Davenport
Pock Island. Clinton and DeWitt
broke up their camp at Crystal lake
and must of them departed for their
respective homes. TheV were chap
eroned by Mrs. .1. .1. Connote, of this
city. The follow ing is the list of the
members': Loins E. Koddewig, .Joe
Carmiehael. .1. Clark Hal!. Phil Son-
tag, Mrs. McCorinick and daughter
Pessie. Mrs. Carmiehael. Misves Messie
and Ella Hall and Nettie Morau. of
I)avenxrt ; Attorney W. T. Oakes
John L. Wolfe. Mrs. II. L. Koetterand
daughter. Miss Charlotte Desmond
ami Miss Edna Walsh, of Clinton
Harry Doolittle and MNs Mildred TV
g-eler. of Koek l-l:nrt; Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Connole and kiii, Lionel- and
Ualph. and M. J. O'llern, of DeWitt
and Mis Dorothy A rm-t rong. of Chi
cago. This is the camp's fourth an
nual outir!"T" of two wt-eks. All thor
oughly cnioveiT thein.-vlves. Clinton
Miss Elsa Simon was hostess at
party for a company of friends at her
home on Nineteenth street yesterday
The farewell dance given by th:
local division of the Naval IJeserves
at the Watch Timer last evening was
largely attended. Pdeuer's orchestra
furnished the music. The Reserves
leave Saturday night for the annual
tour of sea duty.
William Krugvr. of lino Sixth ave
line, wkh pleasantly surprised lasrt
evening by- a company of friends and
neighbors who heled celebrate his
40th birthday. The evening was spent
in cards and a dainty luncheon was
The Misses Edna and Cora Pfalf
last evening entertained a party of
eight of their young lady friends? in
honor of Miss Nellie Eniylin. i f Orion,
who is visiting in the city.
TALK OF Tl
Old Settlers of County
Having Annual Re
AT THE WATCH TOWER
BUTCHERS OF TRI-CITIES
MAY FORM COMBINE
A report is going1 the rounds and is
gaining1 considerable attention to the
effect that the butchers of the tri
cities will form a combine, in the near
future to protect themselves ag-ainst
the packing houses. This is said: to
have been caused by the recent action
of packing- houses in Refusing- to de
liver dressed uieat.jkvhith .hacrealaL
TRAMPS CAUGHT TRYING
TO STEAL PAIR TROUSERS
Frank Kyatr ami John Fealey, a pair
of tramps wlu have made a practice
of dropping into the city once or
twice a year on their side iN-or sleeper
tours, registered among the morning
arrivals', ami at once started to get
inilnst rious, trying- an old game at the
clothing" store of Similiters & LaVelle
on Second avenue that resulted! in
their being arrest ed.
They entered the store together and
while Kyan asked to hwdc at some un
derwear Fealey walked to the rear of
the s'l-orc and picked out a cjioice pair
of troii'sers. lie. was detected, how
ever, and one of the clerks recovered
the trousers a.s" .Fealey was clearing
Hi-back entrance. T. F. LaVelle, one
of the proprietors, happened to be
the one Kyan had engaged in conver
sation on the underwear question.
Ife realized he had been worked when
he raw Fealey g-oing through the back
d-oor, and s he took a hand in the
game himiself an! had the would-be
thief nailed, before he had gotten a
block distant, pnrsinng him through
the alley and intrt Eig-hteenth street.
The. pat ml was called and Ryan and
Fealey were taken- to the station,
where they are to be tried this1 after
non, the former on a charge, of
vagrancy and the latter on a charg-e
A New Jet-ay Kdltor'n Testimonial.
M. T. Lynch, editor of the Phillips-burg-,
X. .f. Daily Post writes: "I have
have used man- kinds of medicines for
coughs and colds in my famil. but
never anything so g-ood as Foley's
Honev and Tar. I cannot say too
mttch.inirai)eewoL4t,." .JJi jdjajggist
Ranks Have Been Thin
ned by Death Dur
One of the most pleasant meetings
ever held by the Old Settlers associa
tion of Koek Island county was the
5S1h annual session which occurred
it lilaek Hawk Watch Tower today.
The meeting was well attended and
the lino weather added much to the
pleasure of the day. During' the year
40 new members were enrolled and
the affairs of the association are in
very good condition.
The morning' session was opened
with a prajer by Utv. T. 11. Johnson,
of Kdging-ton. After the reading- of
the minutes of the last meeting the
address of welcome was delivered by
Mayor William MeConoehie, and the
response was given by M. J. McFniry,
of Moline. The election of ollicers
was deferred i-ntd the afterniH.n ses
sion. A picnic dinner was served, lif
ter which the business- if the associa
tion was continued, the program being-
carried out as follows:
(Icneral business of the association,
consisting of reports' of otliccrs and
report of ifca t lis.
Vuledicti'jy of retiring president.
Inaugural of 'new president.
Address, K. Y. Ohns1ed.
Original pnem. .Mrs. Abbie A. (iould.
Voluntary pee:hes etc.
( 'losing, w if h "An Id Lang Sync."
The list of those who passed away
during the year, a.s read by the secre
tary, is as follows:
The Morttmrr I. Int.
Jacob First. Andalusia. Sept. L P.tu:);
Mrs. Mary (.'. l'.lowers. Moline. Aug. -".
1'.M).-;; Maj. J. M. P.eanisley, Koek Isl
jmiiI, Aug. '!. T.KK'.; Samuel iSonucr,
Port I'vrou, Aug. IT. f.to:;; Samuel Ic
inney. llampti-n. Aug. 11. f'.'u:'.; Mrs.
Ilenrv Oirtis, Koek Island. Nov. Hi.
1 .:.; Nil.-! V. M. P.ra-hi r. South. K.-ek
l.-land. .Inly S. 1'.hi:; (leorge 1. Moore,
Port Hyroii. July ::i. l'.u):; Mrs. Louise
Vand ruff. South Koek Island. July 1-5,
1n:;: John 15. Wells. Koek Island. July
1.". ll'd.!; Mrs. S. M. .eigler. South Mo-
liiM', July P'0:t; Mrs. Fllen Honey.
Andalusia, June 11. 1.H; Thomas
Hutchinson, Howling. May 13. l'.H):;;
Abel t". KutTiim. California; L. 1!
llemcnway. Moline. April 'T. 1o:t;
Mrs. 15. MctJee. Knk Islamr. April '2
1!(:5; II. A. Verei.h-. Moline, May Hi
IW.'t; Janws i. Hlythe. Kink Island
April 2., I'.m.J; David Kell. Andalusia
April us. l'.Ki.;; iieirjre iirotn. nowies-
burg. April 27. IIKU; Charles F. P.ur
rail. Poek Is'and, March 11. Wil
liam J. ("iambic. Koek Island. March
H. l'.H):;: J. W. Maxwell, Port Hyron;
V. W. (olgrove, Hampton, March
1 io:i ; .Mrs. V. M. ('olgrove. Hampton
March 7. I'JO.'J; Mrs. Mary Powen, Koek
Island, Feb. 'js, i(; Charles A. Stod
lard. Koek Island. Feb. 17, P.MX5; John
Marshall. Cor.J.va. Feb. IS, 1'.io:; Mrs
M. Heardsley, Kink Island, Feb. 1-.
PH:; Mrs. Harnah Haines. Coaltovvn.
Jan. Jt, VMV.; Mrs. M. A. P.uford. Pock
Island. Jan.. l'.H):i; Judge (5. W. IMeas
ants. Koek Island, Oct. VMK; Mrs.
Nancy Harrold, Moline. Sept. 17. W;
Mrs. Sarah 15. Fllis, Pock Island, Sept.
1.1. 1WY2; Mrs. Sarah Oregg. Coal Val
ley. Sejit. 15, HIX'; K. Hutchinson.
Pivvling. Sept. 1. IWVJ.
Otliccrs for the year were chosen
President K. (!. Hollister. Coe.
Vice Presidents Martin Frick, Hock
Island; Daniel Cordon. Moline.
Secretary J. II. Cleland, Koek Isl
and. , .
The prize offered for the pioneer in
attendance who has lived the greatest
number of years in the county was
awarded to, Mrs. Hailey. of Hampton.
She has been in the county since 1S.J2.
STURTZ ELECTED STATE'S
ATTORNEY OF HENRY COUNTY
Charles F. Stnrtz, republican, of
KewaiK'e, was elected state's attorney
of Henry county Tuesday to fill the
vacancy created by the elevation of
Kmery (Jraves to the circuit bench.
The opponent of Stnrtz in the race
was Nels F.Anderson. democrat, of Gal
va, anil the former's majority was Goo.
Sturtz's majority was rolled up in his
hontee city, the remainder of the coun
ty giving Anderson over "00 majority.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretofore existing be
tween Oscar K. Apple and Charles (J.
Apple, under the firm name and style
of Apple Hi-others, has been this day
dissolved, by mutual consent, said
Oscar K. Apple retiring from said
firm. Said Charles (J. Apple will con
tinue the business anil assume all out
standing" liabilities owing by said firm.
Dated Hock Island. 111., -Sept. 1.
OSCAH E. APPLK,
. v. ., . - CHARLES G. APrLE. '
Ssch as We Are!
offering today mean more to people who know our
class of merchandise than to stranj.erj&to''our stock.
We never buj- cheap goods for the purpose of giving
UNUSUAL VALUES for August as our reg-ular goods furn
ish far better values at our clean-uppricesthan anv' cheap
stuffs bought for the purpose of making-small prices could
Simply come to our store this week. Xote the UN
USUAL VALUES offered on all tides.
You'll need no urging to have by buying.
Davenport Furniture !
Carpet Company. -k
123-125 West Third Street.
DylVEJSTTOF T J IOWA
Fa.ll and Winter Styles
SUITS and TOP COATS
Advance stock of New Suits -a. re
Bccvutics. See them.
S0MMERS m. LA VELLE
1804 Second Ave., Koek Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
t Now Is The Time....
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting ami
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed. PAR.IDON SL SON.
Phones Old Union 213; new 6213. 419 Seventeenth St.
Go there for your summer trip.
Before selecting the place for your Bummer vacation you ought to send
. for a copy of our "Handbook of Colorado.' This handy little book does not
attempt a description of the wonderful scenery and climate, but it does give
definite information in regard to the resorts, hotels, boarding houses and
ranches in Colorado.
It tells where they are located, how they are reached, what the principal
attractions are, the cost of board bjthe week and the month, the names
and addresses of the proprietors. At many of them capital fare and
excellent quarters .can be secured at from $3 to $10 per week and upward.
People of moderate means can well afford to spend the summer in Colo
rado, as the Burlington Route will sell tickets throughout the season at about
half the regular rates on certain days even less than half. Delightful
side-trips can be made from Colorado to the Black Hills and to Yellowstone
Park at little cost.
FRANK A. HART. Passenger Agent,
Office, O. B. & Q. R. R. Depot, ROCK ISLAND, ILL. Telephone, West 1180.