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THLG AIieHTS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1903.
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OUR. GR.EAT ANNUAL
Range and Hester Sale
IS NOW GOING ON.
We are showing a larg
er line of Stoves and
Heaters than any other
store in the tri-cities.
SEE OUR. HOT BLAST
YOUR. OWN TERMS
Cor. 2d Ave. and 16th St.
Are you redy
for yoir fall suit
ings? We are ready
to serve yoi.
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL
YOUNG MAN KILLED
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Life of Maurice Gaylord at
CONTRACTING ITEM IS CENSURED
Dy Coroner's Jury Apparatus Not
Maurice Gaylord, aged 22, son of
-Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Gaylord. 1S50
Twelfth avenue, .Moline, was killed at
New Shops, where he was employed
oy the contracting firm of George II
Swift company during1 vacation, at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon, the hoist
beam of a derick falling' and striking
him on the head, crushing' the skull.
He lived only 20 minutes after the ac
The derrick was employed to hoist
lumber through a hole in the roof of
lhe blacksmith building. When it was
loaded with 20-foot beams the tension
proved too great, and the hoisting aj-
paratus toppled over, the crane strik
ing young- Gaylord. No one else was
Coroner L. V. Kckhart conducted an
inquest over the remains today, the
jury finding a verdict in accordance
with tiie facts set forth, and "it is the
opinion of this jurv that the George
l. Swift u(nipany should be held re-
s-ponsible to the extent of its negli
gence in not looking to the proper se
curing of the derrick." The sole sup
port of the derrick, according to the
testimony offered to the .jury, was a
two-by-four fastened with two nails
at each end.
To Itetarn to School FrUIar.
Maurice Gaylord was a native of
Port Itynm. and moved with his par
ents to Moline in lSlKJ. He raiuaterl
from the high school there with the
class of Is'.)'.), after which he entered
Wisconsin university, where he was
studying history, fitting himself for a
college profesorship. He was In iiit
his position at New Shops Kriday of
this week and return to coHeire.
M. II. Sexton is in Chicago.
Mrs. J. I!. Simon, of Monmouth, is
visiting in the citv.
loe Kudersdnrf, of Dubuque, is the
guest of Mrs. G. M. Hastings.
Mrs. .J. D. I'.lake has returned after
i visit with relatives at Iowa Citv.
Mrs. Frank Ycrhury left today for
Iowa City, where her mother is crit
W. II. Dart let t has returned from
hicago. where he has been on a bus
H'wklo Siedel returned homc.toln v
1 fter "'spending eight mouths in' the
mountains of New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. P .Greenawalt, ,who
have been sojourning at Petoskey,
have returned to the citv.
Miss Kate I.eyria. who has been vis
ting in California for several months.
has returned to the city.
Mrs. .1. D. Harrett left yesterday for
Chicago to mak'her future home. She
will be joined by her daughter. Miss
Miss Maurine llasmussen, who Jias
een visiting in the city for several
we?ks, left today for Omaha, where
she will isit enroute to her home in
I. H. Hannigan. of St. Louis. is vis
iting Hon. and Mrs. Wiiliam MelSnirv.
Mr Hannigan is one of the prominent
young railroad men of the Missouri
metropolis, being commercial agent
for the Southern railway.
HATCH PLAY AT
Ladles Contesting Again Today
Handicaps and Pairings for
MAYORAL ELECTION CONTEST
IS PROGRESSING SLOWLY
The hearing of the contest of the
McCaskrin-McConochie election case
progresses slowly in the circuit court.
Only three precincts had been com
peted when adjournment was taken
ast evening. Jn the first precinct of
th J"'irst ward the original returns
gave .Mel onocliie votes ami Mc-
'askrin 11!. The recount gave Mc
'onochie 57. with three disputed bal-
ts, and MeCaskrin 111 with five dis
puted ballots. The votes to which ob
jection has been made are those on
which the judges atlixed their sur
names Instead of the full name. In
the second precinct of the First Mc-
Conochie lost one on the recount.
which gave him 74 as against 75
shown by the original returns. The
recount did not change McCaskrin's
vote, which was HW.
McConochie lost another vote in the
First precinct of the Second ward.
The original count gave McConochie
S)G, and the recount 05. McCaskrin's
vote. Ill, was not altered by the re
count. This morning's session, was occu
pied with the count of the second pre
cinct of the Second ward, in which a
discrepancy of two votes was discov
ered. McConochic's vote on the re
turns was 100 and the recount gave
him 101. The returns gave MeCaskrin
119 and the recount 14S.
GRIEF CAUSES DEATH
OF MRS. BELLE RAMSEY
The death at Minneapolis of Mrs.
Helle liamsay, sister of J. E. Fleming,
of the county clerk's office, was pe
culiarly sad. following a year; after
tile loss of her husband, over which
she grieved until she collapsed men
tally. Three months ago she was
placed . in an i:sylum for treatment,
and she died Saturday night. Mr.
Fleming returned today from attend
ing the funeral.; iS .
Considerable interest is manifested
by local golfers in the final contests
for the ladies handicap cup at the lo
cal club. The matches played yester
day afternoon were very close. Mrs
Lardner defeated Mrs. Von Schaezler
by a score of 3 up and 2 to play. Each
hail a handicap of 14, so that their
contest was on even terms. Miss
Preston, handicap 30, defeated Mrs
Mixter, handicap 14, by a score of 2 up
and t to play. Mrs. C. P. Skinner, play
ing from scratch, defeated Mrs. 1). T
Robinson, handicap, 25, 3 up and 2 to
play. Mrs. Williams, handicap 14, and
Mrs. L. M. Fuller, handicap 25, wen
even at the end of their IS holes, and
by agreement decided the match by
playing six additional holes. At the
end of the 24th hole Mrs. Williams w as
the winner by 1 nj.
lhi.s afternoon .miss i-rcston plays
Mrs. Lardner and Mrs.. Skinner plays
The pairings ami -" handicaps for
the first play round, for the men's
handicap cup Sept. 29 have been k
cided upon and are as follows:
W.l). Mi.ldleton (C) vs. William Hut-
Ci. M. Hechtel (15) vs. ,1
G. W. French (10) vs.
W. I,. Velie (fi) vs. C.
STRANGER IN CITY
G. T. Kllifked, of La Crosse, Picked
Up Unconscious by
G. T. Ellifted, whose home is in La
rosse. Wis., and who had been em
ployed by the Lewis Hooting company,
was found in an unconscious condi
tion lying at the rear of the Park
theatre, on Twentieth street, at 11
o clock tins morning. lie was con
veyed in the ambulance to St. An
thony's hospital, where Dr. .1. De Silva
lttemlel him. Ellifted is suffering
from alcoholic poisoning.
For several days he had been hang
ng around Dr. S. II. Miller's veterin-
iry hospital, on llnnl avenue, ami
the supposition is he came across
ome wood alcohol there ami drank it.
It was feared nt first that Ellifted
would not pull through, but this af
ternoon he shows signs of improve
ment. He has a wife and two chil
dren in La Crosse.
Mrs. Theodore Htickner Inspires
Today on Headline
Mrs. Theodore IJ. Huckner, of Elev
enth street and Eleventh avenue, died
at noon today as she reached St. An
thony's hospital, to which place she
was conveyed from her home, in the
ambulance. A post mortem examina
tion is to be made this afternoon to
determine the cause of death. Mrs.
Huckner was about 25 years of age.
She and her husband came here re
cently from St. Paul. The husband is
employed as harnessmaker at Kock
Charles Clovin, a veterinary surgeon,
for 1( years located at Coal Valley,
died yesterday in a sanitarium at Ma
quoketa, Iowa. The survivors are the
widow and seven children. Deceased
was 52 years of age. The body was
removed to Coal Valley, and the fu
neral will be held from the residence
there at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Delia Hrennan. widow of the
late Michael C. Hrennan, died at 9
o'clock last evening at her home, 725
Thirteenth street. Mrs. Hrennan was
a native of Ireland, ami had been a
resilient of Hock Island for many
yearsr There are left to mourn her
death five children F;rrell C. Hren
nan, Mrs. Lee Pfau. of Cincinnati, and
Misses Fannie,. llosa and Agnes Hren
nan, the latter three living at home.
The funeral services will be held at 9
o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Jo
STOLEN BIKE SOLD TWICE
IS FINALLY RECOVERED
A Stearns wheel, stolen one night
last month from the porch of the res
idence of 1). T. Noftsker on Twenty
second street, was recovered yester
day by the police. It was located on
Third avenue, between Twenty-first
and Twenty-second streets, by Mike
Mintz, the bicycle repairer, who rec
ognized the wheel as one left at his
shop some weeks ago by Mr. Nofts
ker. Mintz notified the police and
Officer James Hrinn had t he bike re
moved to the station. When found it
was in possession of Mr. Hass. an in
surance agent, who stated he was
renting it for 25 cents a day from
John Paulsen, the former saloon
keeper. When Paulsen 'was asked
how he came in possession of the
wheel he said he bought it for $4 t
Jones second hand store. The thief
sold it to the second hand dealer. So
Mr. .Noftsker is bicycling .again. . ;
DAMAGE IS GREAT
That Done Along Upper Missis
sippi by the High
RECORD TOR THIS TIME OF YEAR
W. C. Eagon, of the Lighthouse
"I have never seen the river so high
nt this time of the year," said Capt
W. C. ICagon, of the government light
Mouse tender Lily, which passed iq
the river last week on its second and
last trip of the season, in an interview
at St. Paul. Capt. Fagon has been on
the river since he was 14 years old
The high water, Capt. Eagon says.
has done immense damage to people
along fertile river bottoms. The
corn planted early in the spring got
fairly started when the river rose, and
it was Hooded. Many farmers planted
what is known as 90-day corn, and
now, just as it is tasseling out, some
of the highest water of the year is
encountered and the crop is ruined.
The water has also done consider
able damage to the government marks
and lights. There are RilO lights in
the district covered by the Lily. 194
dry marks and 2S barrel buoys. Many
day marks have been washed out. and
the water is so high on many beacon
posts that the lights are put in trees.
Kneoiintem Know Storm.
A life-long steamboat man. Capt.
Eagoh is a close observer of the
weather, but he says he never saw
anything to equal the experience of
the Lily as it passed through Lake
Pepin last week. The sun was shining
when the Lily entered the lake. Soon
it clouded and began to snow. Then
the sun shone for a short time, and
immediately afterwards it began to
Pliree snowstorms were encounter
ed by the boat in passing through the
lake, and when the vessel left the lake
the sun was shining.
The water has been unusually good
this year, according to ("apt. Eann.
It was the lowest when the Lily was
up last June. The Lily goes up and
down the river, making soundings and
eating the best water amU then
placing the lights and marks, so that
t ho steamboat captain has to do
is to follow the marks to get the best
water. This works keeps the crew of
The boat makes two trips a year
from St. .Louis to St. Paul, but be
tween Cairo and St. Louis, where the
hannel is more variable, closely re-
scnimmg tile .Missouri, which comes
m at i-t . I.oiiis. six or seven trips are
made. The boat also goes up the Illi-
n is river to I eoria.
. ' No Kal IMnsrer Here.
So far fas a dangerous stage being
reached at this point, there need be
no appi eiiension. nor is n jikeiy tnai
the highest point of last spring,
whieli was safely below the danger
line, will be approached. Hy tonight
the stage here will be about nine feet,
and the prospects are that the raise
will continue three or four days. Fol
lowing is today's river bulletin:
. Dang'r llgt. Change
Line. 8 a.m. 24hrs.
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 14 11.9
lied Wing 11 10.8 -oil
Heed's Landing ... 12 10.0 -0.2
La Crosse .... 12 12.7 -0.:i
Prairie du Chien.. IS 15.4 "0.7
Dubuque 15 14.2 !.('
Le Claire K fi.7 0.5
Davenport 15 S.7 0.7
Des Moines Kpds.. .. 4.G ().!
Keokuk 15 S.5 0.:i
St. Louis ro .... ....
Kansas City 21 11.7 -0..1
indicates rise. fall.
Uiver forecast for 4S hours ending
S a. in.. Friday, Sept. 25. 190.:: The
Mississippi will continue to rise rap
idly at Le Claire and Davenport.
Will Oo Sonth For Winter.
Capt. d'eorge W. Heed, of the steam
er evcrhaeuser, ami capt. I. . I . v ar-
penter, of the II. C. Hrockman, the
We verhacuser's consort, are visiting
in Fulton. The boats are being over
hauled at the local varus or the com
pany preparatory to going south to
put in the winter in the towing busi
ness on the lower river, as thev urn
last season. They will leave here
about Nov. 1.
Capt. John Sourwine. who has had
charge of the packet r.lois.-. running
between Burlington and Keokuk, is
talking of purchasing a steamer of
his own next year to enter the trade
between the two places.
The West Knmho ami (Henmont
were down with logs. The Mae, Lone
Star and Winona were down and back.
The Huth. H. D. Kendall and E. Hut
ledge went north and the Helen Blair
was here from Burlington."
The stage of water was 8.70 at 6 a.
m. and s.s. at noon, x he Tempera
ture at noon was 64.
NELSON ERRICKS, WANTED
FOR PURJTJRY ARRESTED
Neslon Erricks (colored), against
whom an indictment was returned by
the grand jury of the last May term
of the circuit court for alleged per
jury and illegal voting at ine spring
election, was apprehended today at
Quincy, Sheriff W. G. Ileider j-eceiving
i telegram to that effect from the
chief of police. of that. city. Sheriff
Ileider left this afternoon for Quinej
to bring Krricks to Hock Island. Evi
dence was presented to the grand jury
showing that Krricks was i minor at
the time of the election, but since
that he Jiub attained the legal age,
Fall Styles Now oi Sale.
See our Knee Pant Sviits
S0MMEHS LA VELLE
1804 Second Ave, Rock Island. : : 207 V. Second St., Davenport
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has made a special study of the
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m. to 4 p. m.. Sundays, 10 a. m.,to 2 p. m.
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Between Bra1y and Perry, over Hagebosek'S
Harness Store, Davenport, Iowa
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