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OTHER SIDE TOLD
THG AB6rT7Sf if RID AY, NOVEMBER : 13, -1903.
NEAR HEW (BOSTON
"The Melancholy Days
The Saddest of the
Hut one would not think so if the liappy faces of the
shrewd housewives who do their trading' at SHIELDS'
CASH (JliOCEKY were to, he taken as a criterion. You
can always "do better" at this store when it comes to low
prices on groceries of thi first quality, and then you
know the clerks are so courteous and the service is so
prompt that it is not only profitable to trade at this busy
store, but it is also a pleasure. Look over these prices:
Fancy Dairy "Butter, 17
per ppund I I 2 l
21 lbs. best granulated 1 fifi
Sugar for IUU
Fresh'Corn Meal, 1Kr
per sack I Ol
New Shredded Cocoanut, ir
pound package lUl
One-pound package C
Baking- Soda OC
One-pound Calumet Ofl
Baking l'owder tmXjC
Rumf ord Baking I'owder, nil
per pound CCmj
Thre packages Mother's nr
Sauer Kraut, per 17
10-pound sack new QQ
Duck wheat OfcC
1 gallon can Juli
lienuine New Orleaus Cfl
Molasses, per gal OUC
3 packages cleaned nr
Currants '. faOC
Sour Tickles, per nrft
Dill Tickles, per nr
Jaree new Mackerel nl
One dozen new Herring 2Qq
Country Sorghum, per rn
Log Cabin or Canada Sap ir
Maple Syrup, per gallon. . . 1 I U
Java and Mocha ColTce, 2S 4 t(
perlb., 4 lbs. for LUU
I'ncolored Japan Tea, nr
per lb IOC
2-lb. can Grated or Sliced nl.
Tineapples, per can IC-2v
3 lbs. large California nr
3 pounds dried OF
3 pounds dried nr
1 dozen new ' Ofln
New Citrons, per "7l
Iound . I 2C
Shields' Cash Grocery
New 'Phone 5217.
Old 'Phone 1217
I Needed Money.
I Too Many Goods,
A large manufacturer
caught with too many
Men's Suits we were
there with the cash it's
his loss and your gain.
Men's Suits worth up
to $15.00 for only
Our large show window
full of them.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Mrs Laura Schmidt Files Answer
to Suit of Her Mother,
Mrs. Otto. 1
MONEY FROM FORTUNE TELLING
Thomas Cox Acquitted of Perjury
The issues in the suit of Mrs. Anna
Catharina Otto against her daughter,
.Mrs. Laura Schmid, and the Matter's
husband, A. F. Schmid, for the recov
ery of property that she bequeathed
to the former, an action that has al
ready received considerable airing in
the circuit court, has been referred to
Master in Chancery W. J. Kntrikin,
who will take testimony, and report
his finding to Judge Graves.
Some interesting facts are brought
out in the answer of the defendants
to the amended bill of the plaintiff.
Mrs. Schmid makes the answer, which
is an exhaustive document, reciting
the relations between daughter and
mother for the past So years. A gen
eral denial is made to the allegation
contained in the declarations if Mrs.
Otto, in which she avers that the deed
ing of her property to her daughter
was accomplished through misrepre
sentations by the latter, Mrs. Schmid,
it is charged, with the aid of her hus
band, frightened Mrs. Otto into the
belief that she was in danger of be
ing involved in litigation that jinight
cause her the loss of all her posses
sions. Mrs. Otto further declared that
when the property, which consisted
mostly in notes and mortgages, was
deeded to her daughter she was in
poor health, and was not responsible
for her actions.
Mrs. Schmid in her answer charac
terizes her mother as a "sharp,
shrewd, competent and capable wo
man," and says she was not at any
time and is not now dependent on the
defendant for advice as to the trans
action of her business affairs. Mrs.
Schmid said that her mother often
spoke of leaving her all to her, as
she was her only heir, ami it was
only after repeated solicitations by
Mrs. Otto that Mrs. Schmid consented
to the drawing of the deed. Mrs.
Otto's husband died 20 years ago. Her
daughter Laura -was married to A. b
Schmid in ism. The property trans
fer was made in 190'J. The defendant
states that she and her husband al
ways tried to make her mother feel
that their home was as much hers as
their own, affording her every com
fort that they enjoyed themselves,
and giving her the use of their horse
and . buggy whenever she wished it,
th daughter usually accompanying
her" mother whenever she .left, her
heme, in Sculh Heights, where the
Mrs. Schmid also throws a little
light on. the manner in. which her
mother accumulated her wealth, stat
ing that for years she followed the
business of fortune telling, "playing
upon the credulity of other people,"
in which she met with great success.
The money she earned by telling for
tunes she invested wisely, ever show
ing herself to bo a shrewd business
Woman. The daughter states that the
reason her mother wished to rid her
self of her property was, as she her
self expressed it to Mrs. Schmid. that
a certain "woman had made up lies
against her," intimating that she
feared she was to be sued for dam
ages, or involved in some other liti
gation. As to applying for an inquiry
into her mother's sanity. Mrs. Schmid
admits that this was done, but after
the property had been signedt over bv
Mrs. Otto, thereby showing that there
was no motive back of her act.
Cox Is Aral a Acquitted.
b or the second time at the present
term of court Thomas Cox lias leeu
acquitted by a jury of a criminal
charge, a verdict in his favor having
been returned at "5. o'clock yesterday
afternoon after a long drawn out
trial on an indictment for perjury.
The jury was out. just 20 minutes.
The indictment in the former trial
was for aiding and abetting the alleg
ed illegal vote of Nelson Errieks, col
ored, at the spring election in the
first precinct of the Fifth ward, Cox
having made affidavit that Krricks
was qualified to participate in the
election . The testimony practically
was the same at both hearings. The
defense contended that Krricks vote
was not challenged. He simply had
failed to register, and an "unregister
ed voter" affidavit should have been
used instead of the one for a "chal
lenged voter." It was also claimed
that a proper oath had not been ad
ministered to Cox, as the clause "by
the ever living God had not been In
serted in the affidavit. The trial was
characterized by numerous tilts,
reaching almost, to the point of er
sonality, between the opposing coun
sel, the brushes between C. .7. Searle
and State's Attorney H. A. Weld hav
ing been particularly warm. Cox was
defended in both eases-( by, Searle ' &,
. . . i .
Glories Damage Salt.
Trial was begun today of the suit
for $20,000 damages of Monroe (Sin
gles against the citj of Hock Island
and Hosenfield Bros., the plumbing
firm, the plaintiff having driven into
an excavation made by the plumbers
on Fourth avenue and Ninth street
on the evening of Nov 28, 1001. It is
charged there were no danger signals
placed around the ditch. Hosenfield
Bros, have defaulted in the suit, and
the municipality is represented by
City Attorney J. K. Scott, while H. SL
McCaskrin appears for the plaintiff.
Body of Mao Taken From Cleaveland
Slough Wore Veteran Uni- 1
. Chief of Police Miller has a letter
from Ctroner W. C. Austin, of Mercer
county, stating that the body of a
strange man was found yesterday in
the river 10 miles above New Boston,
in what is known as Cleaveland
slough, and inquiring" if there is any
one missing here answering the de
scription of the dead person.
The body appears to have been in
the water several days. Jt is that of
a man weighing 175 pounds, and 5 feet
8 inches in height. He wore a blue
suit, and probably belonged to the
Grand Army or some kindred organization.
('ingles claims to be partially paralyz
ed as a result of the accident.
XV. A. Hosenfield went to Chicago
H. K. Casteel has returned from
(J. C. La tier, of Summit, 111., is vis
iting in the city.
Mrs. Henry Thompson, of Hiverside,
Cal., is visiting in the city.
Mrs. K. C. Graves, of Gf-neseo, wife
of Judge Graves, is visiting in the city.
C. A.. Benson, traveling freight
agent of the Merchants' National
Despatch, was visiting local railroad
F. C. 'Rice, general superintendent;
II. D. Judson, superintendent of Illi
nois lines; L. V. Berry, superintend
ent of the Bock Island and St. Louis
divisirn; H. M. Tomkins, chief dis
patcher of the Galesburg division, ami
V. A. Card, trainmaster of the Book
Island and St. Louis division, all Bur
lington officials, were in the city to
day, arriving from the north in Mr.
Kief's private car.?
Mrs. Alice G. Peterson died last ev
ening at .i:."i0 at the home of her
daughter. Mrs. .1. O. Moses, 2S.!2 .Sixth
avenue, after a long illness with can
cer. Decedent was born in Sweden
March "0, ISM, c lning" to this coun
try and to Book Island in 1m.. Here
she was married in 1S5S to Andrew G.
leters n, who passed away about ten
years ago. She leaves but one child,
Mrs. Moses, one' other daughter, Mrs.
C. O. Nelms. having died a year ago.
There is a brother. Wenjamin Peter
son, of Moline. and a sister, Mrs.
Christine Peterson, vi Grand Junc
tion, to'wa. The funeral will be held
from the home of the daughter at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon, with in
terment at Chippiannock.
Mrs. C. Hamilton died at 1 o'clock
this morning at her home, 728 Fifth
street, after an illness of three months
with cancer of the stomach. She was
aged 62 years and 11 months. Mrs.
Hamilton was a native of Sweden, and
had been a resident of this city for
three years. She is Survived by her
son, John Hamilton, of Bock Island,
and her daughter, Mrs. F. Anderson,
of Minnesota, besides seven grand
children. The funeral is to take place
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Swedish Lutheran'church.
The funeral of Mrs. Henry Griem
mer, who died yesterday at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Nowack.
324 Fourth street, will be held tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
German Lutheran church.
IN THE SOCIAL REALM
The degree team of Camp 1530, M.
XV, A., has arranged to Jiave a large
dancing party at the Industrial hall
Miss Lillian Cameron entertained a
company of ."0 tri-city friends last ev
ening at her home, lsoiMi Second ave
nue, in honor' of-the anniversary of
her birth. The. decorations of the
home were pink ntiT gfr'en. and the
evening was most' ejijoyably sent
with games and nuii-ic. The prizes
went to Misses ICmma Johnson and
Klla Phillips and Grant Church and
Sidney Hasseluist. A dainty lunch
eon was served.
Mr. and Mrs. C. XX, Herbert last ev
ening entertained the O. T. Kuchre
club at their home in the Maucker
flats. Fourth avenue and Seventeenth
street. The head prizes were won by
Mrs. M. Burkhart and K. F. Godfrey
and the consolation prizes by Dr. J.
B. Burkhart an 1 Mrs. M. Bothwell.
CIvm Up Football.
The Muscatine bigh ehool has de
cided to abandon football for the sea
son and " all games scheduled1 have
been .canceled. The reason given is
that Howard Parsons, a member of
Ihe team, had a ieg broken in prac
tice. However, the team has not been
making a very good showing and this
may have something to do with the
Constipation causes two-thirds of
all sickness in the world. Why suffer
when Ilocky Mountain Tea will make
you well and keep you well? 35 cents.
T. IT. Thomas pharmacy.
All the news all the time The
Baseball Umpire Held on Charge
of Robbing a Pythian
IS ARRESTED IN DAVENPORT
tie and Alleged Accomplice, Harry
Smith, to Have Hearing
Jack Brennan may be denied an op
portunity of following his profession
as baseball umpire next season if the
charge that has been instituted
against him by the Bock Island police
is sustained by the facts brought out
in the hearing. Brennan, who was ar
rested last night in Davenport by
Capt. Lawrence Kramer and Detec
tive Kicliard Carnes, is held for lar
ceny. Harry Smith, aged 19, of this
city, is locked up on a similar charge.
The hearing was postponed until next
Tuesday, when A. D. Walker, of Dal
las City, 111., who claims to have been
robbed of a gold watch and $70 in
money at Joe Parker's saloon on Sec
ond avenue, .. where Brennan tended
bar, can be summobed to the city.
After the close of the baseball sea
sen I '.re una ii liked Hock 1 .4! and so well
that he decided to pitch his tent here
for the winter. He had some experi
ence dealing out hops, and was taken
in as a silent partner, at Parker's es
tablishment. He was given charge of
the night shift. It was not long after
Brennan's identification with the sa
loon until complaints reached the po
lice of persons getting "doped" and
"rolled" there, but they were unable
to secure absolute proof in any in
stance. However, the saloon- was
growing so notorious that Mayor Mc
Conochie refused to renew Parker's
license when his term expired the
first of the present month.
Pythian Delegate a Victim.
Walker was a delegate to the
Knights of Pythias grand lodge meet
ing here. He told his story to the
police before returning home. He
said he visited the Parker saloon
many times, and took his friends
there, sjending about $S0 over the
mahogany during the four days of the
convention. On the last day, just be
fore taking his train, he thought it
would be the proper thing to go and
bill the boys an revoir. He said he
took just two drinks in the saloon.
On Ihe second round he went down
and out. Two of the loungers of the
place carried him into a back room
to sober up. When he awoke he was
shy his watch and funds.
The police have been, working on
the case since, and yesterday traced
the watch to ,Thomas Kennedy, a
clerk in the Bijou cigar store on Sec
ond avenue. Kennedy stated he
bought v the watch from another
young man for $'. Smith, for whom
the police had been looking for sev
eral days, voluntarily visited Ihe sta
tion yesterday afternoon, apparently
not knowing what he was wanted for.
He was placed under arrest, lie had
been a hanger-on at the Parker sa
loon. He admitted having had the
watch in his possession, claiming it
was given him to sell by Brennan. anil
that he considered the proposition a
trifle too warm to handle, so he gave
the timepiece to another fellow to dis
pose of it.
Brennan. when located in Daven
port last night, expressed surprise
that he should be suspected of any
wrong-doing, denying any knowledge
of the alleged theft, at the Parker es
tablishment. Brennan and Smith are
at the county jail.
Other Afrlr In Police Conrt.
Pauline Benson and Maud Clark, a
pair who hang out at the Blue Goose,
on First" si venue, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets, were arrested
yesterday afternoon for disorderly
conduct. Pauline was assessed $5 and
John V. Hyan was given 20 and Char
ley Kane lo days for vagrancy. They
were panhandling people in the busi
ness district last night. Byan, who is
minus an arm, also slide a hat in the
People's Credit company's clothing
store on Twentieth street, making the
switch when the clerk had his back
turned, and leaving his own chapeau
behind. Byan made an impassioned
plea to the magistrate at his hear
ing, saying that he had never stolen
anything in his life, and it made him
sad that he should be so shamefully
treated here. Be stixul high back in
his home town in the east, and it
would shock his relatives and friends
if they heard he had been arrested.
He was a peaceable citizen who was
simply sightseeing in the west, and
woidd continue on his journey if the
magistrate would be kind enough to
let him off. The court said he would
dismiss the charge of theft and sen
tence him as a vagrant. Byan fried
to deliver tears to make his plea more
effective, but he failed.
John O'Day was fined $25 for drunkenness.
Beware of Bubstitutes offerea by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
"ictims. For Kale by all drugfjista.
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs
and colds; reliable, tried and tested,
safe and sure. Sold by all druggists.
Subscribe for The Argus. ,
That's wliat tlio mercury indicates
at this season. We have sold many
already, but still have a good assort
ment, and can et more if jieed be.
They embody the most reliable fab
rics, most serviceable linings and
trimmings, best tailoring, higher
workmanship, perfect styles.
The prices are woi'th your atten
tion; take our word for it.
Let us give you a practical demonstration.
$5 to S55.
S0MMER.S . LA VELLE
1804 Second Ava., Bock Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
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AT THEM Ne
A fine Black or Gray Coat CJg
Tip Top Union Made Coat
tnr vi m i
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WHERE YOUR. CREDIT IS GOOD
321 Twentieth Street, ROCK ISLAND
Exclusive Styles in Shoes.
We have a large
assortment of care
fully selected styles
from the stocks of
the leading manu
These shoes fairly
hristle with style.
The3' are direct
from the east, and
are strictly up-to-date
in every respect.
One of the most popular styles in Ladies' Shoes
this fall is .our No 313 - in Patent Colt. This is a
Blucher style, with the welted sole, military heel
and dull calf top. Ask to see No. 313 for
style and service combined , .
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Nowis the time when
the La. dies are look
ing for; Special HeUs
For special occasions.
It is too late for im
ported models, but the
ladies do not miss then 1 -
when ihej get their
hats at this store.
Brandenburg hats, it is
acknowledged, have a
touch and an air which
you do not get in hats
Corner Twentieth St.
and Fourth Are.