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THE AKGrUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1903.
Surrenders Position as Ritual
Author and Lecturer With
'CRITICISM FROM MEMBERS
Takes Presidency of Fraternal
Bankers' Association at
The board, of directors of the Mod
ern Woodmen, in session at the head
ollice, today accepted the resignation
of W. A. Northcott from the duties
of revising1 the society's ritual and
delivering lectures in the interest of
the order, for which he was engaged
at the last meeting of the head camp
at Indianapolis, at which time he was
also elected past head consul. The
latter, position, he holds permanently.
For the ritual and lecture work he
was to receive a salary of 4.000 per
year. At the time he was employed
by the httad camp he had under con
sideration an oiTer of $i.000 per year
to take the presidency of the Frater
nal Hankers' association of Cleveland.
Mr. Northcott stated that, despite
the difference in salary, he preferred
to remain with the Woodmen society
Hut since the head camp there liars
been considerable criticism of the
membership of the employment of Mr,
Northcott, the $4,000 per year he was
to receive being looked upon as a
sort of sinecure.
Criticism Too St roue.
At the .Inly session of the board
Mr. Northcott presented his resigna
tion, but it was rejected. Today he
went before the board and insisted on
its acceptance, stating that the offer
from the Fraternal Hankers associa
tion was: still open and that he had
decided to take the position, not feel
ing that it was doing justice to him
self to remain with the Woodmen or
der at a smaller salary, esjecially
when he had to face criticism in the
Probably si towers this af
ternoon, grtiierully fair to
night and Friday; cooler to
night. J. M. SHERIER,
TemperatureAt 7 u. m. 53;
at 2:30 p. m. (53.
Stoves at Wilcher's.
Zazaro. Union cigar.
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Robb's cab or 'bus same price.
Tri-City Towel Supply company
Sweet cider at Harris & Gauley's.
Fresh fir-h at Hess Bros, tomorrow.
For real estate and insurance, E. J.
Plenty of dressed ducks and chick
ens at Schroeder's.
Two more days of the souvenir sale
at Young & McCombs,
All kinds of coal for sale at the Bock
Island Lumber company.
For tin and furnace work, see IF. T.
Siemon, 1526 Fourth avenue. Union 283.
Kerler Bros., cleaners of carpets,
mattresses and feathers. Both 'phones.
Remember, the great piano contest
is still going on at Young & Mc
Combs. A souvenir with a $1 purchase or
over for two more days at Young &
Wait f r the opening of Coin's Pal
ace of Sweets, Twentieth street, Sat
urday, Oct. 24.
The piano contest continues all
through the month of October at
Young & McCombs. '
Northern Spy, Maiden Blush, and
plenty of other varieties of good ap
ples, at Harris & (Jauley's.
A baby boy. their first Ixirn, arriv
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Lund, of 1024 Fifteenth street, this
H. C. Curtis reports to the police
that, his wheel was stolen yesterday
from the Twentieth street passenger
depot of the Bock Island road, where
he is employed.
The night school of Brown's Busi
ness college will in the future be held
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
For over SO years'
Wo r I d -"Re n o wn ed
has proven to be the Brt there U for
. Rheumatic Complaints.
uniy zac ana sue. at an druggists
F. fit- Rich! er & Go.
215 Pearl Street,
. New York.
nights, instead of Monday, Thursday
and Friday, as in the first part of this
On and after Oct. 15 Robert Froeter,
who conducts the meat market at
4501 Sixth avenue, will do a cash bus
iness only. By this arrangement he
will enabled to give his customers
the best meats at wholesale prices,
which his fast increasing trade will
RAISING CHURCH FUND
Mmiti Elliott In City In Interest of De
N. G. Elliott, of Buffalo Prairie, and
W. W. Elliott, of Edgington, are in
Rock Island soliciting funds for An
tioch church, located just across the
line in Henry county, four miles from
Hamlet, but with a membership al
most entirely resident in Hack Island.
Although in existence for many years,
the church has labored under the dis
advantage of not having a permanent
pastor. The church had no manse,
and the people were under the neces
sity of availing themselves of tem
porary supplies, and having the in
cuinbent "board around" among his
parishioners. Recently the people
were given the opportunity to buy the
Motter homestead and 17 acres sur
rounding the homestead, and make it
possible to maintain a pastor. About
$2,300 is needed, the place costing $2,-
050, and the balance being needed for
repairs. The people of the church
have given to the limit of their means,
and the other farmers of the neigh
borhood have extended liberal aid, but
a considerable sum is yet needed.
Messrs. Elliott are engaged in the task
of raising the sum. Their cause is a
deserving one, and they were encour
aged by their first canvass in Bock
Island to believe that the people of
Antioch church will be placed in po
sition to buy a manse and thus pro
vide a home for a regular pastor.
DIES FROM OVER-EXERTION
Inquest on the Body of Erlc-k Okerberg
Found Dead In Koadway.
Coroner L. V. Eckhart conducted an
inquest over the remains of Erick
Okerberg. mention of whose sudden
death was made in yesterday's Argus,
and a verdict of heart failure super
induced by over-exertion was return
ed by the jury composed of J. M. Cor
bin. B. Y. Allsbro, George Allsbro, (!.
W. Downing, W. Ebeling and J. E.
Burgstroni. Mr. Okerberg was found
dead e n the river road near, Water
town at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon. He had visited his son, .1. E.
Burgstroni, on Campbell's island, Sun
day, and Burgstroni gave him a clock
to repair, Okerberg having for years
been engaged in the jewelry business
in Moline. He walked the entire dis
tance from Moline and fell in his
tracks from exhaustion. Okerberg
was 82 years of age and a native of
Sweden, lie had been a resident of
this cit3" and Moline for 50 years. For
the past 40 years he had conducted a
jewelry store in Moline. He had been
making his home with his daughter,
Mrs. Anderson, since a year ago. when
his wife began proceedings for di
vorce, the survivors are nis wife and
. Hock Island
Miss Emma Schrader,
Charles J. Stein
Miss Tress Efiland...
Edward A. Martin....
Miss Maude A. Young
Henry K. Entrikin...
. . . . .Carbon Cliff
. . . . Hock Island
. Hock Island
Miss Bessie Benny..,
Henry 1. Corbin
Miss Susie Nelson
.lames W. Harson...
Miss Belle Newton..
Miss Minnie Amanda
Sealed proposals will be received at
the head office, Modern Woodmen of
America, until Thursday, Oct. 15, 1903,
at 3 o'clock p. m., for the erection of a
three-story and basement, fire-proof
annex to the head office building, 65x
120 feet. (Foundation contract al
Plans and specifications may be
seen at the oflice of Architect Leon
ard Drack, at Hock Island, III. Each
bid shall be accompanied by a certi
fied check of 2 per cent of the amount
bid. Said proposals to be properly
signed and delivered at the time men
tioned, and addressed "Proposal for
the M. W. of A. Annex Building," Mod
ern Woodmen of America. By
C. W. HAWKS, Head Clerk.
Rock Island, 111., Sept. 10, l'J03.
Lecture to Ladirs.
Mrs. F. M. Worthinirton. of Chicago.
will deliver a lecture to ladies only at
Odd Fellows' hall, London budding,
Kock Island, Friday, Oct. 16, at 2:30
p. m. Subject, "Women to the Best-tie.'
Chamberlain's Coach Remedy.
No one who is acquainted with its
good qualities can be surprised at the
great popularity of Chamberlain's
Cough Bemedy. It not only cures
colds and grip effectually and perma
nently, but prevents these diseases
from resulting in pneumonia. It is
also a certain cure for croup. Whoop
ing cough is not dangerous when this,
remedy is given. It contains no opium
or other harmful substance and may
be given as confidently to a baby as
to an adult. Jt is also pleasant to
take. When all of these facts are
taken into consideration it is not sur
prising that people in foreign lands,
as well as at home, esteem this rem
edy very highly, and very few are
willing to take any other fter hav
ing once used it. For sale by all
Venezuelan Editors Make Things
Unpleasant for Men Who De
cide Agansti Venezuela.
SPANIARD WHO TAKES OFFENSE
Mexican Is Also Hauled Over the
Coals Because of Ills Ad
Willemstad, Island of Curacoa, Oct
15. Pansengers arriving here f 10111 Ca
racas. Venezuela, confirm the reports
of attacks made by the government
newspapers on the umpires of the
mixed tribunals who have given de
cisions adverse to Venezuela. The pas
sengers add that the conduct of Presi
dent Castro and the official pressshows
that" Venezuela does not understand
the respect due to the mixed tribunals'
umpires, and say that It was a mis
take to select Caracas as the seat of
SpanlHh Minister I Insnlted.
When Minister Bowen's Mexican
protocol was signed the king of Spain,
as requested, appointed Senor (Jnytan
de Avala, the Spanish minister to
Venezuela, as Mexican- umpire, and
Venezuela was pleased, but the news
papers of Caracas, have recently In
sulted him, owing to his having ren
dered a verdict in favor of Mexico.
Senor Aynln, who is Tich and inde
pendent, could not be suspected of
partiality, but iu spite of this the Cara
cas prtss, when he rendered his ver
dict, caricatured, him, representing the
minister with bags of silver in his
hands, and saying that "The balance
of justice went to the side of Mexico
iu consequence of the weight of mon
ey which Mexico gave him."
Mexican I AIho Attacked.
El Naccionilsta. the organ of Gen
eral Fernandez, the Venezuelan' min
ister at Washington, which has Ikmmi
the most bitter in Its attacks on for
eigners, on one occasion said: "The
award Is the outcome of rancor, due
to the conduct of Venezuela towards
the Siwinish consul at La Guayra, or of
bad faith or Ignorance." Incidentally
it is stated on good authority that
General Iribaren, the Venezuelan com
missioner, recognized the validity of
the Mexican claim, which was also
approved by the minister of foreign
affairs. President Castro alone op
Spaniard Becomes Incensed.
Another newspaper. of Caracas said;
"It is strange that Mexico, of the same
race, language, continent, religion, and
historic, .should dare to ask money
from her sister republic, Venezuela."
Finally the Spanish minuster became
so incensed that he decided to leave
Caracas. On Oct. 9 he turned over the
Spanish legation to the secretary, Senor
J. Gil Delgado, and Las made prepara
tions to embark for Spain Oct. 18.
One of the passengers from Caracas
paid that as a result of President
Castro's policy trade in Venezuela wsi
stagnant, the ieople having no confi
dence in his administration.
ERRICKS GOT 25
CENTS FOR VOTE
Colored Boy on Witness Stand This
Afternoon in the Cox
Nelson Krricks, the colored boy un
der indictment for illegal voting and
perjury, went on the witness stand
this afternoon in the trial of Thomas
Cox, who is charged with having act
ed as sponsor for Krricks when he
swore he was of legal age.
Erricks said that Cox invited him
to vote and paid him 25 cents for do
George A. McDonald testified that
he saw Cox hand Erricks something
at the polling place.
Mr. and Mrs. l'eter Alexander, a
colored couple, with whom Erricks
lived for a time, testified as to the
age of the boy, saying he was about
Collision Kills a Fireman.
IndianapolK Oct. L". A collision in
the yards here Itetwcen the engine on
passenger train No. 18 on the Pennsyl
vania railroad and a switch engine re
sulted In considerable damage to both
engines, and the death of Fred Agch
en, fireman on the switch engine.
Another International Marriage.
London, Oct. l.". John M. Ixve, of
Galveston, Tex., son of Colonel 11. G.
Lowe, of the Galveston News, and
Ethel, daughter of IIcrlert Oxley, of
London, were married at the Church
of St. Mary Abbots here.
Fire in a liakery Plant.
McKeesiKirt-, Fa., Oct. 15. Fire here
completely destroyed the large and
modern plant of the McKeesport Bak
ing company. Five car loads of flour
were also destroyed. The loss was
$00,000, fully covered by insurance.
Chicago Woman Dies at Naples.
Chicago, Oct. 15. Mrs. S. Strong,
of Oak Park, Chicago, died of heart
disease at Naples on the German
steamer Prasldent, which has arrived
there from East Africa. She was re
turning to the United Slates with her
Marshall Field Arrives at New York.'
New York, Oct. 15. Marshall Field,
of Chicago, has arrived on the Oceanic
AN EXHIBITION BY SHAW
Perform Wonderful Feats With Billiard
and Pool Balls.
. At the. Bijou billiard parlors before
a large crowd of billiard and pool
lovers, last evening, "the wizard," as
Lew Shaw is called, gave an exhibi
tion, lie first ' showed how big runs
are made by nursing the balls across
the short rail for 100 points, after
which he gave an exhibition of fancy
cue and finger shots. He made the
balls do everything but talk. It was
a great treat for lovers of billiards
and pooh and was one of the best bil
liard exhibitions ever, given in the
city. Mr. Shaw will entertain the
members of the Bock Island Club Sat
urday evening at their club house
from 8 to 11 o'clock with billiard
games and fancy shots.
Here are two of Shaw's fancy shots:
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RakrrV Trial Is Postponed.
Ann Arbor. Mich., Oct. 15. To al
low public sentiment to cool the ex
amination of Studei.t Bay Baker for
an attack on Policeman Isbtll has been
postioned until November. Isbell could
not come to court without being car
ried. Baker's friends increase, and le
sidee? his local lawyers and Represent
ative Smith. ex-Pros-cutor Carney
joined in aiding the boy. The faculty
aloue remains firm.
tien. Hamilton Sees the President.
Washington, Oct. 15. General Ian
Hamilton, of the British army, was
presented to the president by Gener
al Corbin. Later in- the day he ac
companied the president and Mrs.
Roosevelt on a horseback ride in the
suburbs. General Hamilton will dine
with the president this evening.
Will Be the Ieuth of Two Men.
Negaunee, Mich., Oct. 15. Cha.
Bloquist was instantly killed and .Tohm
Renstrom fatally injured in the Hart
ford n ine. They were ascending to
the surface in a skip. When within
a few feet of the top landing the skiy
got away from the engineer and fell
to the bottom, 400 feet.
Requires "Increased Protection."
St. Petersburg, Oct. 15. The towns
of Vitebsk and Dviwsk, with the sur
rounding districts, in the government
of Vitebsk and the town of Alexnndro-
pol, in the government of Eri
van, have been proclaimed In "a
state requiring Increased protection."
Half of the population of Vitebsk Is
Jewish, while most of the inhabitants
of Alexandropol are Armenian.
Fishing Schooner Missing.
Philadelphia. Oct. 15. Fears are en
tertained for the safety of the fishing
schooner Eden, of this city, which has
been missing since Oct. 7. On that day
with a crew of eighteen men the Eden
passed outat the Delaware breakwater
for the fishing banks, about fafteen
miles seaward, and there have since
been no tidlngS of the vessel.
Homicide's Sentence Commuted.
Springfield. 111., Oct. 15. The board
of pardons has recommended commu
tation of sentence in the case of Geo.
Derby, sentenced to the penitentiary
for life from East St. Louis in 181)9,
for the murder of a man namedlmpky.
The governor signed the commutation
Chinese to Protest.
Boston, Oct. 15. The Chinese vic
consul In Boston, Colonel Stephen W.
Nickerson, has called an indignation
meeting to be held in Faneuil hall
tomorrow to protest against the treat
ment of Chinese residents of Ikston
last Sunday by the Boston police.
Witness Went'Back on Them.
r.edar Ranids. Ia.. Oct. 15. In the
foiierl court the ease of Frank Earl,
the Indian charged with the murder of
John Seepo. an Indian policeman, on
the reservation at lama, Sept. was
dismissed for lack of evidence. Pen-Mo-Sah-Ah-Ah,
the girl for whose hand
Earl and Seepo were rivals, and wnose
testimony before the grand Jury result
ed In Earl's indictment, when placed
on the witness stand swore that lari
did not kill Seepo.
Strike Order Is Issued.
Pittsburg, Oct. 15. The conference
between the officials of the Amalga
mated Association and the. Stark Roll
ing Mill company, of Canton, O., re
sulted lu a disagreement, and Presi
dent Theodore J. Shaffer has issued, a
etrike order.- . . . .
LARGE CROWD AT THE
RUMMAGE SALE OPENING
The Union Mission rummage sale
opened with a rush at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at the roller rink on Six
teenth street. There was a great
crowd out to get first choice of the
. The collection is the largest of any
sale yet held under the Union Mis
sion auspices. Among the. goods on
sale are four pianos and two organs.
The sales will continue every after
noon and evening to and including
Most Go Back to England.
Washington, Oct. 15. The action of
United States Commissioner of Immi
gration Watchern, stationed at Mon
treal, in denying admission to theUnit
ed States of the twelve glass blowers
held there, and recommending that
they be takeii to New York and de
Irtod to England has the Indorsement
of the commissioner general of imml
tratlon, and the necessary orders for
their deportation will le issued.
Democrats Carry Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Complete un
official returns In the Indianapolis
city election give Holt 7.111:111 (Dcm.),
20,504; Bookwalter (Rep.). V.MhtC; Ilitz
(Pro. and I ml.), 0,470; Holtman's plu
rality, !S. Edward W. Little (Dem.)
is elected judge of the iolice court
over Thomas C. Whallon (Rep.) and
present police judge.
GMcago, Oct. 13 Following are tne oper
ing, hlgbest, lowest and closing quotations
la today'! markets:
Oct. SO: ho. SO: 80.
Dec, 7V 797, 79; 79V4-
May, 79; nh ; 78 ; 7y v
Oct. 454; ib'i- 45H 451.
Dec, 4i4 ; 45; 5 V 45
May, 44' ; 43X ; 43V-.
Oct. 36V 36S: 36?: 36
Dec, 37: 374: 86 V 8
May, 37J,; 377i; 37?; 37 .
Oct.. .11.30; 11.30; II 30: 11 30
Jan, 12. 10; 1-2 18: 11 95: 1195.
May. 12.25; 125; 12.10; 12.10.
Oct., 8.H0: 6 80 : 6 65 , 6 as.
Jan , 6 90: 6.P0; 6.70 B.70.
May, 6.87; 6 H7: 6.7i: 6 72.
Oct.. 8.40: 8.40: 8.40; 8 45.
Jan., 6.50: 6 50 6.35: 6.37.
May, 6 45. 6 45; 6 40; 0.42.
Rye, Dec. F5; May 66; flax. N W 1024;
S. W. 05: Oct. 95; L.ec. 9; H; May 1.01 Vi:
Receipts today: Wheat 80. corn 200. oats
150; hor8 9,000. cattle 12.000, uheef 20,oou.
Hog market opened strong.
Light. 55O3&10; mixed and butch
ers. 5. 40Q6.10; Rood heavy. 15.00.26 05; rough
heavy, 5 00&5.3!)
Cattle market fcteady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Kansas City 5 000. cattle 9,000;
hogs at Omaha 2 500. cattle 5,500.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market strong, 10c to 15c higher.
Light, 5.e56 20, mixed and butmers, S5 00
6 25: good heavy, ta2o6.05; rough heavy,
Cattle market slow and weak.
Beeves I3.40&5.8o, cows and heifers 1.25
4.50, Texas steers S3 354 on. toe iters and
feeders 2 00a4.lO. westerns 2.8C1.50.
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed 5c lower.
Light, t5.ca6 15; mixed and butchers. 5.53
c,.20; good heavy, I5.25&6 15; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed dull and weak.
Sheep market closed steady.
Estimated receipts Friday: Wheat 95,
corn 320, oats 325, hogs 13.0U0.
New fork Stocks.
New York, Oct. 15. The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar 100s. Gas 89S-C R. I. &P. 23, South
ern l'aciulc 39'h. K. &, O. 72T, Atchison com
mon Kt. Atchison pfd. 87. U. M. & St. P
135X. Manhattan lSiu, copper 35. W. U
Tel. Co. 81. L. & N 97, C. & A. 2IS. Rdg
common 45. Can. Pacific Leather com'
mon e, 11. K. T. :? Tactile Mail TJ.
S. Steel ptd. 58?. U. S. Steel common 12V
Penna. 117V. Mo. Pacittc 87. Union Pacific
fti'i. coal and Iron , Krie common 26V
waoasn pta. car tou nary l1, u. & u
W. 14. Rep. Steel pfd. 53, Rep. Steel com
mon 7-i. New York Central 116. Illinois
LOCAL MAKKKT CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on FroTlaloBS. IJvs
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Oct. 15. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery JlcS2c, dairyl7c.
Eggs Fresh 20c.
Live poultry Spring chickens 10c p;r
pound hens 8c per poufld.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 50c
Cattle Steers 4.00 to ti.so. cows and
heifers 13. 00 to (3.50. calves 3.oo to S5.00
Hogs Mixed and butchers 5.oo to 6 00.
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 12.50 to
14.00, Lambs per head 11.00 to 15.00.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn 5055c; oats. 35c
fc'orare Tlmothv hav. 18 to 19 00. nralrle
17, baled prairie 17, baled timothy 19, straw
Wood Hard, per load 5.00.
Coal Lump, per bushel I3r&l4c. mine run
13c per bushel, slack, per bushel 7c
H. J. TO HER.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main at
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We are Hliowinf? soma very
licAv styles, embracing every
thing new in Slioes.
j r JEWEL STEEL
HI should be made to last a
work while they do last, gl7 r :-
!p Quality and Economy i?r3 "
If it is a genuine Jewel Steel C 5f j-fj
jHI Ranee, a fuel saver, made in As"ii iv-SS '1 P
: jlthe largest Stove Plant in the n'iK' JM j BKM
World, it will have this trade -' t rTti
mark and the makers' name, TZ3li t XT'- tgE
Z '-. "Detroit Stove works" rgllgffi: 3 -iir Spjil
I cast on it. Don't accept a Jl -1$
mm substitute if YOU want low VttammmmmammSmmmmmmam
Nothing Better Than f
i Now Is The
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
J both eheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the low est prices in the city. We also have c large and
J complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
J PARIDON (8L SON.
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Central Trust s Savings laiik
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
. Capital Stock, SI 00.000. Four Per Cent Interest I'ald on Deposits
t Trust Department
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, whifh is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of Insolvent estates. General Ananclal
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK !
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. $
Incorporated Under tlie Stato Law. d Per Cent t
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security. X
J. M. Cuford, President.
John Crubaugb, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupying S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde'g new building.
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Shoe for aJomen
We sell and recommend Jewels
because we know the
Call and look through our new
Fixture Kooiu. New stock.
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John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell, 4
H. P. Hull, . L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buf ord; o
Solicitors Jackson and Hunt. 4