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THIS AKGUS, TUiSSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1903
Ttie Great Wiiite
All Parts Guaranteed
Built throughout of very highest grade
material by most skilled workmen. Fire
backs guaranteed for wood 15 and for
coal 5 years. Roomy, well ventilated
bake oven. White enamel lining to oven
doors and racks.
The Largest Line of
CARPETS and FURNITURE
in the Tri-Cities. Our Prices are
guaranteed to be the Lowest.
CLEM ANN Qt SALZMANN,
Cor. 2d Ave. and 16tK St.
I Too Maay Goods.
A large manufacturer
caught with too ma'ny
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.
1 if YOU xi
ROCK ISLAND. ILL:
BIG MONEY IS WON
At Third Annual Fall Race Meet
at Rock Island -Club.
DABS HORSE WINS DERBY
Milan Entry Runs Away From Fav
orites How Other Events
If footpads had been abroad last
night they would have reaped a har
vest. They would have found Rock
Island Club members wending- their
way homeward along- about the mid
night hour, when the city sleeps, their
pockets laden with greenbacks they
had won at the betting ring in". the
club house on Sixteenth street in con
nection with the track events. Some
had as high as $100,000 in their inside
pockets. It is the height of folly for
one to take a chance of crossing the
path of a highwayman with such a
wad of money on him. It is the part
of wisdom in such cases to hire a
hack. Rut the winners had a meet
ing and voted a boycott on the cab
bies. The result is many families have
money to burn today. It is a cinch it
will be burned, for it is the phoney
article, and can be put to no better
use than starting the furnace with.
The club affair was a huge success.
It was the third annual fall race
meeting. The members were out in
force, as were their friends. The
spacious club house was crowded be
tween the hours of 8 and 11 o'clock.
The 'bookmakers and operators of the
various games of chance usually seen
at a race track held forth in the bil
liard room, where they did a thriving
business, especially the bookies, who
were betting the counterfeit greens.
of which each gentleman had received
a full supply on entering the club
house. There were the fortune wheel,
bird cage, chuck-a-luck. roulette. and
other unnamed harmless games on
which one could win whenever the
Milk Maid Wins Id h Walk.
The racing took place in the recep
tion room. .1. V. Parker's .Milk Maid.
a 10 to 1 shot, won in a walk in the
first race, for 3-year-olds and up
wards, purse $0,432.1:;. Those entered
were seated on step-ladders resting
against the south wall, each furnished
with a thread and needle, and the one
sewing on the greatest number of
buttons on a strip of cloth in a speci
fied time taking the money. Some of
the racers did not even get their
The second race, for .".-year-olds and
for which a purse 'f $7,114,011 was
hung, was won by Oscar Schmid. He
had been backed strong in the after
noon, hut just before the lineup it
was hunched bv the touts that he had
;i bum foot. Jt afterward developed
that this dope was circulated by his
owner, who was placing all the mon
ey he could get bets against. The
racer won for his owner over .$50,000.
The contestants in this race were re
quired to pick up potatoes on tea-
poons and carry them across the
Iark Horse Wins Derbv.
A dark horse Dr. (. A. Wiggins, of
Milan copped the prize in the derby,
on which the heaviest wagers of the
evening were made. I lie Milan entrv
was played at odds of . to 1. The
track favorites, Drs. (i. R. Eyster,C
C. Carter, J. 11. llollowbush and J. 1.
Comegys, were backed strong, but
they never were in the running with
the country lad. The bookies gather
ed in nearly all the money there was
in the house on this race, but it got
into circulation later on. In this con
test, the entries were required to eat
an apple suspended from a string tied
to the ceiling, keeping their hands be
hind their backs. Dr. Wiggins push
ed his apple against the wall and had
easy picking. He carried off a purse
Some Campaicrn Money.
(leorge W. McCaskrin finished first
without even getting warm in the
next event, and carried oil $8,976.84.
which will help some in the prosecu
tion of his campaign as independent
governor of Illinois. In this event the
contestants were required to drink a
glass of water with a teaspoon.
Nigger Lady, with" Abe Rosenfield
out. proved a sore disappointment in
the next event, which was for 3-year-
dds, with a purse of $6,347.02 at stake,
going lame after the first heat and
finishing second, D. K. Tyson landing
the greens. This race consisted in
blowing balls with one's breath across
II. K. Mack had the goods in the
closing event, for which there wnsi a
purse of $S,432.47. The conditions
were that the first one who could car
ry four bottles, one at a time, across
the room, and place them in a small
circle neeks down should be declared
the winner. Mack got away with the
money so handily there, was a suspic
ion, that the other jockeys had . been
. ;' Itlener's orchestral. furnished gnusic
during the evening, and a Iuncffi was
served. . '
WOODMEN CONTRACT LET
John Volk Co to Itnlld Head Office
Addition for SI 14. 480.
The board of directors of the Mod
ern Woodmen society last evening
formally awarded the contract for
the construction of the head office ad
dition to 'John Volk & Co., o this
city, at $114,480.
The contract is to be completed by
July I next. All work on the building
is to be done in accordance with the
W. A. Rosenfield goes to Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. II. P. (Jreenough left
last night for their home at Amarillo,
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Wells, of Prince
ton, 111., have been visiting with the
family of J. W. Reynolds.
Miss Anna Smith, who has been vis
iting in the city, returned today to
her home at Morrison, 111.
J. C. Thomson has gone' to Topeka,
Kans., to spend Thanksgiving with his
daughter, Mrs. Clara Johnston.
Mrs. Jeanette Putnam, of Santa Fe,
X. M., is to spend the winter with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. McMaster.
Mrs. E. X. Peto and daughter Edith,
of Muscatine, have been guests of
Miss Bertha Schmidt the past few
V. A. Hart has returned from Xew
Orleans, where he attended the con
vention of the National Passenger
Rev. R. F. Sweet, who has spent the
summer at the seashore, is now so
journing at Tlunnasville, (2a. He will
remain there for the present.
O. L. Benway leaves tonight for Ora.
Miss., where he is to be stationed as
superintendent of two mills operated
by the Southern Pine & Lumber com
pany. Miss Florence Schcllenger, for the
past four 3 ears a clerk at the Wood
men office, left yesterday for her
home at Anderson, I nd., where she is
to be married Dec. 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mcllugh have
returned from Chicago. Charles Mc
llugh and F. W. l'ahnen leave tt
night for the Indian Territory for a
three-weeks hunting trip.
James K. and Frank 11. Walker, who
were called here a few days ago on
account of the death of their mother,
have left for their homes, the former
residing in Tacoma, Wash., and the
latter in Wakeeney, Kan.
TO FORM A BRANCH OF
A lecture was given at the assem
bly room of the high school last even
ing by Miss Lucy Page '(iaston. found
er ami superintendent of the Anli
Cigaret league. The meeting was ar
ranged liy the local branch of the
Woman's Christian Temperance union.
Mrs. J. ,W. Stewart presided.. Prayer
was offered by Rev. I). L. McXary,
pastor of the United Presbyterian
church, and the speaker was intro
duced by H. 15. Hayden, superintend
ent of the city schools. Miss Gaston
condemned the use of tobacco in any
form, and particularly the cigarct,
showing that the continued use of the
latter will impair and in many in
stances destroy the mental faculties.
She told the story, of an old man of
the southern part of Illinois, who was
to give a lect tvi JVi temperance. This
happened many years ago. The meet
ing was to be held in a village school
house. When the old man was
through with his address he asked if
there was anyone present who would
like to sign the pledge against the use
of tobacco. There was but one per
son who came forward. He was a tall,
spare and roughly dressed young man.
After he had signed his name and re
turned to his seat the lecturer read
out the name of -Abe Lincoln to his
Miss (Iaston will remain in the city
two more day s. She expec ts to organ
ize here a branch of the Anti-Cigaret
EDMUND H. GRIGGS IS TO
LECTURE BEFORE TEACHERS
S. J. Ferguson, county superintend
ent of schools, is sending out the fol
lowing announcement to teachers:
"The usual Thanksgiving teachers'
meeting will not be held this year,
but instead we shall have a meeting
March 7. RI04. We shall have this
meeting in March because we wish to
take advantage of an opportunity to
hear Edward Howard Griirgs. who will
be making a lecturing tour through
this part of the country at that time.
"This is an opportunity which we
cannot afford to miss, and may never
come again. I certainly hope every
teacher will be in attendance March
7, as no other person in the world is
able to bring to us more help and in
spiration than Dr. Griggs.
"This meeting is made possible by
the very kind cooperation of Superin
tendent G. T. Smith, sind Superintend
ent 11. 15. Hayden' and their corps of
"Certificates of attendance will be
given so that you can draw pay for
the day as per section 11, article 7, of
the school law.
"Remember the dateMarch 7, 100t,
in the Rock Island high school build
ing. Dismiss your school and attend
the meeting." .
Xov. 16. E. D. Sweeney, et al., to
Axel Christenson. lot 3, block 1, Swee
ney & Jackson's Fourth add., Moiine,
Rudolph Koch to X. Vestermark, lot
25, block 2. Black Hawk Fourth add..
Rock Island, $475.
C. A. Carlson to A. S. Korb, tract
by metes and bounds, nw, sw',, ?,2,
18. le, $500. '
Caroline L. Taylor .to L. F. Raker,
undiv. ys, lot 7, block 3. Hampton, $1.
Navigation of the upper Mississippi
river was officially closed yesterday.
That is to say, all lights were remov
ed from their places along, the river
for the winter.
River forecast for 48 hours ending
8 a. m.. Thursday. Nov. 19. 1903; The
Mississippi will continue to fall slowly
between Dubuque and Davenport.
TWO HOMES BURN
Residences of William Schultz and
George Sarginson, in East
FAMILIES NARROWLY ESCAPE
Flames Start From stove Father
Rescues Children in Night
The families of William Schultz and
George Sarginson, of East Moiine, had
a narrow- escape with their lives in the
burning of their homes between 5 and
G o'clock this morning. Roth houses,
which were of frame construction,
were destroyed with their contents,
entailing a loss of $4,000.
The flames had their origin in the
Schultz residence. Mr. Schultz rose
shortly before 5 and started a tire in
the heating stove and then returned
to bed to wait until the room warmed
up before awakening his wife to pre
pare the morning meal. lie fell into
a dose, from which he was aroused by
a roaring and cracking as if the in
terior of the house was in flames.
Rushing to the room where the
heating stove was located he found a
blazing mass. His lirst thoughts were
of his wife and little ones, to reach
whom it was necessary for his to go
through the room of tlames. This he
did, but with a severely burned face
and body and singed hair, as the re
sult, and soon had his family out of
harm's way. They were removed
from the house in their night clothes,
but were made comfortable : at the
home of a neighbor.
Sarfrlnnoo's House Catches.
The blaze spread from the Schultz
place to the Sarginson residence.
There are !.' members of the Sargin
son family, and all escaped without
Everything in the Schultz' home, in
cluding the wearing apparel of the
! family, went up in smoke. The piano
and a few articles of clothing were
all that were saved from the wreck
of the Sarginson home.
Roth houses were situated on Sev
enth street, just north of the railroad
FRED W0LTMAN AND MRS.
F. J. STEWART MARRIED
Fred Woltmann and Mrs. Frances
J. Stewart were married at 7 o'clock
last evening, the event taking place at
the home of the bride. 201S Fifth ave
nue. Rev. William Torrance, pastor
of Cenlral Presbyterian church, offici
ating in the presence of a small com
pany of relatives. The couple depart
ed for the south on the evening Bur
lington train. On their return they
will be at home at 2018 Fifth avenue.
The groom is proprietor of the Wolt
mann jewelry store on Second ave
nue, and is also interested in the
Rock Island Cotton Mills company,
whose factory is located on First av
enue. The bride is the widow- of the
late William Stewart, for years en
gaged in the gents' furnishing busi
ness in Rock Island.
Daniel R. McCarty, salesman in
Math's confectionery store, and Miss
Mary Willms. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Willms, of South Heights,
slipped away to Muscatine Aug. and
were married by Rev. J. L. Murphy
at the latfer's home. The announce
ment of the wedding was made last
evening at a gathering at the Willms
home. Mr. McCarty and his bride
have gone to housekeeping at 541
RIVER ASSOCIATION PLAN
INDORSED BY COUNCIL
The city fathers got through the
business of their meeting early last
evening, transacting little outside of
the general routine. The plans of the
Upper Mississippi River Improvement
association, to begin the execution of
which the aid of congress in the form
of liberal appropriations is to be
sought, were indorsed by resolution.
The report of the fire ami light com
mit tee recommending the renewal of
the contract with the People's Power
company for the furnishing of public
lighting the ensuing live ye"nrs at the
rate of $05 per light vr year was
adopted, and permission was voted
the Davenport, Rock Island : North
western railway to construct a switch
track across Third avenue at Forty
third sh eet to reach the plants of the
Marshall-Bennett Organ company and
the Tri-City Pasteurized Milk fc But
FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME
Carl l.ludholm Who Lived Alone on
Thirteenth Street. Moiine.
Carl Lindholm, who lived alone at
71G Thirteenth street, Moiine, was
found dead in bed this morning by
his cousin, J. S. Swanson. who deliv
ered' milk to him. Swanson at fii-st
thought Lindholm asleep, and left the
house without disturbing him. Later
he returned to satisfy himself and
discovered he was cold in death. The
physicians said death was caused by
insufficient blood circulation in the
brain, due to tumorous growths in
the neck. Lindholm was aged 45
vears and leaves his widow in Sweden,
lie had been a resident of Moiine
Licensed to Wed
Leo De Baker Kewanee
Mrs. Mary J. Wilson Kewanee
Fred Woltmann ..Rock Tsland
Mrs. Frances Johanna Stewart
................. ..... . . . .Rock Island
FRUIT AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE
Nature Provides its own remedies which, if
used judiciously, insure perfect
health at all times
Aside from the pleasure of eating season
able fruits before beginning the first meal of
the day, this custom has undoubtedly arisen
from the well known fact that nearly all
fruit and more particularly plums and
PRUNES contain natural laxative principles
which act directly on the stomach and bawels.
Constipation, that dread and troublesome
complaint which is undoubtedly the basic
cause of nine-tenths of the dyspepsia, indi
gestion, biliousness, etc, so prevalent among
our people to-day, and, which If neglected,
urely leads to more complicated and serious
organic diseases, can surely be prevented,
and when not too far advanced, can be abso
lutely cured by the judicious use of the mod
ern laxative and cathartic California Prune
They are not a patent medicine in the
ordinary sense of the word, being compound
ed from fresh California Prunes, which every
intelligent person knows is truly nature's
laxative. . .
A dainty little wafer, always the same.
FRUIT IS NATURE'S LAXATIVE
- California Prune Wafers -
A Natural Dissolvent and Cure for Biliousness,
Constipation, Dyspepsia and all Bowel Troubles
s Tar Better than Pill or Purge
IOO WAFER Sf 25 CENTS
THE HARPER HOUSE fiHARMACY, ir. O. 'lIOLFSi'TEOP.
That's what tlie mercury indicates
at tliis season. We liave sold many
already, but still liave a good assort
ment, and can get more if need be.
Tliey embody tlie most reliable fab
rics, most serviceable linings and
trimmings, best tailoring, liigher
workmanship, perfect styles.
The prices are worth, your atten
tion; take our word for it.
Let us give you a practical demon
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island.
CKesp Tickets to the
Puget Sovmd Country.
Every t!;.y in Xocinher 11k- Ilurliiiirl m will sell wry cheap
one-way tickets to tlie l'ujet Sonne! count ry only $:'.0.00
from Rock Island to Seattle, Tacoma or Portland.
If yon liave over thought of chaii'rmp" your location,
this is the opportunity to tin..! out what the I'uget. Sound
country has to offer.
Plenty of room and p Mify of openings there for all' :
kinds of "food people.
No Mich low-price tickets will he on. sale aain thus
vear now is the time to act.
Ask me for full information rej-v. rdinj prices of tick
ets and berths, about; the trains, routes, etc.
Now Is The
to paper your rooms. We bare a large assortment of
both theap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have z. large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed. PAR.IDON (EL SON.
Thcnea Old Union 113;
compounded in a highly concentrated form
from fresh California Prunes, they are a nat
ural dissolvent, acting on the contents of the
stomach and bowels and not on the organs
They regulate the Liver and Stomach,
Cleanse the System and Purify the Blood.
Cure all Bowel Troubles, Biliousness, Bad
Breath, Bad Blood, Wind on the Stomach,
Bloated Bowels, - Foul Mouth, Headache,
Indigestion, Pimples and Dizziness.
Every household should have its family
package, of CALIFORNIA PRUNE WA
FERS, and at the first signs of approaching
illness, or when under the weather, take a
couple of wafers, and the doctor's bills will
soon be much smaller than they are now.
You can eat what you please if you follow
each meal with a CALIFORNIA PRUNE
WAFER, which quickly dissolves the most
indigestible food, snd helps to carry it
through and out of the system in a gentle
and healthful manner, without the slightest
pain, griping or nausea. 100 Wafers for 25c,
S5 to S35.
Et LA VELLE
: : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
M. J. YOUNG.
Agt. C.f B. fc Q. lly.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
new 6213. ' 419 Seventeenth St.