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THE AKGKOB. TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 1903.
GET .'READY-FOR .'
Gifts of Lasting Merit
A Christmas Carnival of Low Prices.
a dining tabu:,
a side boakd.
A CHINA CLOSET.'
A PAKLOU SET.
A FINE ROCKER.
A FINE PARLOR LAMP.
Cut ovit this ad for the Buck
CLEM ANN H SALZMANN,
Cor. 2d Ave. and 16th St.
trade at this store simply t
because you get the choice t
of the best makes. Noth- !
ing sold here but goods that
have merit. t
MaLnhecttesLn Shirts. i
L. Adler Bros. .'Cos Cloth-
Alfred Benjsxmirv &. Co.'s
Dr. Dimel's Linen Mesh I
Underwear. , S
Staley Underwear. :
E. & W. Collars and Cviffs. !
If you are looking for the !
best, this is the only store. !
-ROCK ISLAND, IU-
'the Christmas sriRir 13
IX THE AIR, AND EVERY
liODY IS HURRYING AND
hustling. ave want to be
helpful to you at this
season. we want to show
you that everything in
this great stoke will
Make a veky acceptable
present fob some one.
AN EASY CHAIR.
A CENTER TA1JLE.
A LIBRARY TABLE.
A BOOK CASE.
A WRITING DESK.
A PABLOR CABINET.
A MUSIC CABINET.
J. W. DRESSEN DEAD
Former Rock Island Saloonkeep
er Expires Suddenly at
MOVED THERESA YEAR AGO
Wife and Three Children are Left
eral. J. W. Dressen, for years a saloon
keeper in Reck Island, died suddenly
last evenings in St. Louis, to which
city he moved a year ago.
The news of his death came in a
telegram to his daughter, ill s.
Charles I'llenieyer. So details were
given. It was known, however, that
Mr. Rressen's health was poorly for
For 20 years Mr. Dressen was pro
prietor of the Relviriere saloon on
-Second avenue. Disposing of his in
terests here he purchased a bar at
1201 North Yandeventer street, St.
. Deceased was a native of New Or
leans and 55 3-ears cf age. The sur
vivors are the wife and three chil
dren: Mrs. Charles Ul'enieyer. of this
city, and Minnie and George Dressen,
at home. Mr. Ullemeyer left this
morning for St. Louis.
Peterson Faoeral Tomorrow.
August C. Peterson, whose death
was briefly mentioned in last even
ing's Argus, was a native of l'axton.
111., and .55 years of age. He snccunili
ed to an attack of diabetes. lie was
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Pe
terson, and came to Rock Island with
his parents in 1S11S, the father em
barking in the shoe repairing busi
ness at Fourth avenue and Fourth
street. Twelve years ago decedent
was married to Miss Ellen Peterson,
of Oakland, Neb. Later with his father-in-law,
N. F. Peterson, he engaged
in business in this city, and at the
time of his death was oue of the pro
prietors of the shoe store at Elm
street and Fifth avenue. The wife
and four children survive, together
with his parents and two sisters, Miss
Carrie Peterson, at home, and Mrs.
Peter Johnson, of Oakland, Neb. The
funeral will take place at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon at the Swedish
Lutheran church on Fourth avenue
and Fourteenth street, where services
will be conducted. Interment will be
in Chippiannock cemetery.
Mrs I. R. South, Milan.
Mrs. I). R. South, of Milan, expired
at 10:45 hist night after an illness
with pneumonia. The husband, three
sons and one daughter are left to
mourn: l'.rownwell South. Roek Isl
and; Delaska and Olves South and
Mrs. William Nice." of Milan. She
leaves also two sifters and two broth-j
ers: Mrs. Louisa Tindall, Milan; Mrs.
Rebecca Tindall. Orion, and Henry and
Albert Rridgeford. of Colorado. Mrs.
South was born in Ohio May 12, 1841.
Her maiden name was Maria Rridge
ford. She came to Rock Island coun
ty in childhood, and was married in
Rural to Mr. South March 6. 1SG2. Mr.
and Mrs. South took up residence in
Milan U years ago.
Albert Holm, a Rock Island boy w ho
has been employed for three months
at a si eel mill in Detroit, died in that,
city Nov. 27 of heart failure. He was
21 years of age. His body arrived to
day, and funeral services will be held
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at
the home of J. M. Keim, Seventh ave
nue and Thirty-eighth street.
CHIEF MILLER'S DON'TS
TO CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS
"Its, pretty nearly the open sea
son for pickpockets and purse
snatchers." remarked Chief Phil Mil
ler. "Women are the victims of those
fellows, who reap their harvest during
the' holiday season.' The fashion of
wearing a purse dangling to the wrist
or belt, is tempting fate. I want to
give Rock Island women a few words
"When one of those fellows attacks
you, scream scream as loud and as
often as you can.
"Kick him, bite him, scratch him,
pull his hair, or, better yet, stab him
with your hat pin. (j.
"If he is arrested, prosecute him.
Thieves are bolder after one woman
refuses to appear in court.
'"Don't i tangle a purse from your
wrist or waist.
"Don't carry it in your hand.
"Don't wear a watch pinned to
"Don't wear your jewejry where it
"Don't get frightened those thieves
are all cowards.
"Do put. pockets in your clothes
and put your purse in your pocket. No
man was ever born who could find a
"Carry, an umbrella with a sharp
ferrule. It makes a dandy weapon.
'Don't. carry much money when
shopping in the holiday season. If
you do, don't carryjt jpj an exposed
purse. The .stocking isn't as poetical
as the purse, but it's a deal safer.
"Follow this advice and you will not
be held up."
Notice to .Stockholder. '
There will be a meet ing of the
stockholders of the Tri-City Transfer
& Fuel company at 213 Twentieth
street at 2:o0 p. m. Dec. 8, for the
purpose of electing a board of direc
tors and to transact such other busi
ness as may regularly come before
such meeting. S. M. DARLING,
Rock Island, III., Nov. SO.
Brotherhood Committee Calls on
Manager of Hock Island
The grievance committee of the
Brotherhood c:f Locomotive Firemen,
in session at Chicago, today called on
Acting General Manager Stevens, of
the Rock Island road, and presented
hin with a lengthy document.
Tli is fact gives rise to the report
that demands for increased wages and
improved working conditions, decided
upon .-several months ago at a confer
ence, have been submitted.
Miss Gertie Repine has returned af
ter a visit in Galesburg.
Clyde Porter has returned home to
Chicago after a visit in the city.
Mr. and, Mrs. II. Cat he, of Bloom
ington, visited in Rock Island 3 ester
day. . Dr. G. G. Craig. Jr.. has gone to Cal
ifornia. He will remain there the
greater part of the winter.
Misses Ada Hudson. Millie Reck and
Mary Johnston have returned after ai
visit with friends at Reynolds and
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (irasscli. who
have been visiting relatives for sev
eral weeks, leave tomorrow for their
home in Cleveland. Ohio.
Robert Hill, assistant superintend
ent for the Tri-City Railway com
pany, leaves tomorrow for Los Ange
les, Cal., where his wife is spending
the winter. Mr. Hill will remain in
California for two months. During
his absence John Arnell will lill the
position of assistant superintendent
for the railway company.
Owen M. Adams, a well-known ma
chinist at Rock Island arsenal, has
left for Manila, in the Philippines,
having been promoted to the position
of assistant foreman in the govern
ment machine shops at that place.
The. position is one of responsibility
and pays a handsome salary, so that
Mr. Adams is to be congratulated in
being selected for the place out of
the hundred.s of applicants from all
seetions of the country who were af
ter the a ppointment.
IN THE SOCIAL REALM
A number of social events are be
ing given this week for Miss May
Walker, who is to become the bride
of Frederick E. Tyson next Tuesday.
Last evening there was a kitchen
shower at the home of Miss Eleanor
Thompson on Twenty-third street;
Miss P.ertha ISowmau gave a china
shower Saturday afternoon at her
partments at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. R. 1. Scott, and tomorrow
ifternoon Miss Etta Thompson will
entertain at her home on Seventh av
enue in honor of the bride-elect.
Mrs. S. Raker entertained a party
of ladies composing the S. M. A. S.
Card club at her home on Sixth ave
nue and Twenty-eighth street yester
day afternoon. First and second hon
ors were carried off, respectively, by
Mrs. Thomas Davis and Mrs. Hardy
James E. Fleming, of Edgington.
who is awaiting trial in the circuit
court on a charge of disorderly con
duct, was surrendered by his bonds
men yesterday and locked up in the
The Turner fair will come to an' end
this evening. It has been a success
and a nice sum that will be applied to
wards the building of the west, wing
of the new building 011 Third avenue
has been realized.
The recital by the Augustana Con
servatory of Music faculty at the col
lege chapel last evening attracted an
appreciative audience, the several ar
tists participating in the program be
ing warmly received.
Ry the terms of the will of the late
Mrs. Amanda- Schmidt, of Moline, pro
bated in the county court yesterday,
her estate is to be equally divided
among her six children. The will was
drawn Sept. 15, iS".)0. Henry and Jos
eph Schmidt are appointed executors.
C. J. Larkin,1 who has the contract
for the stone work 011 the Woodmen
head office addition, is having erected
a shed at the building site to protect
his men engaged in cutting stone
during the winter months. The ma
terial will begin arriving next, week
from Sandstone. Minn., and work will
be carried on as long as the weather
Ren J. Mitchell, son cf Phil Mitch
ell, has been appointed cashier of
the State Rank of East Moline, the
stock of which is owned by' local cap
italists. The bank will open for busi
ness about the first of the year. It
will be located temporarily in the new
office of the East Moline company.
In the spring a two-story brick build
ing will be erected for the accommo
dation of the bank.
CHICAGO BUSINESS MAN
MAY MOVE TO THIS CITY
George E. Zimmerman, of Chicago,
who is stopping at the Harper, is here
with a view to locating in Rock Isl
and. He isa manufacturing optician,
and aside from conducting a retail
business supplies the wholesale trade.
He is favorably impressed with the
eity and will make up his mind short
ly whether to move here.
SPICY CASE IS ON
Miss Maud Knowlton, of Moline,
Prosecuting Clyde W.
CHILD IS BORN TO HER
Letters Written by Young Man are
Head in Court-Girl '
Miss Maude Knowlton, aged 17, of
Moline, is chief witness in a criminal
proceeding against Clyde W. Wood,
also of that city, in hearing before a
jury in the county court.
The girl became the mother of a
child last September. She states that
Wood is the father. Wood protests
that he is not.
The case appears to have been given
wide publicity through neighborhood
gossip, for the court room was filled
with curious men and women from
Moline when the taking of testimony
The girl, bright and rather pretty,
was on the stand all morning, re
viewing in detail her relations with
Wood, whom she expected to marry
her when he was made acquainted
with her condition.
Rut he balked, she said, and ceased
his attentions to her, avoiding her on
Letters Rend to Jury.
Letters written by Wood were in
troduced to show that he entertained
affection for the girl before matters
took a serious turn. The epistles con
tained some spicy passages that, judg
ing from the snickers and smiles
among the spectators, repaid them
for their journey from Moline.
Wood is 2?. years of age. He is well
connected in Moline. His father is
with him in court. Miss Knowlton's
mother is by her side.
State's Attorney II. A. Weld is pros
ecuting and G. W. Wood, of Moline,
and C. J. Searle, of this city, are de
fending young Wood.
The jury is composed of Guy Darl
ing. Axel Sorting, Henry Dierks, C. A.
Miller, Jr., William Gahagen. Charles
Gantert, George Steelman, F. A. Leith
ner, Dan Oberg, Rernhard Seeburger,
John O'Connor and George Hagen.
LEAVES HER MONEY TO
CHURCH AND RELATIVES
The will of Annabella Fleming, who
died recently in this city, was proba
ted in the county court today. To the
board of heme missions, the board of
foreign missions and the board of
missions for freedmen's aid. all of
the Presbyterian chureh. $"200 eaeh is
left; a niece, Mrs. Jennie Warner, of
Carrolton, Mo., is bequeathed $."0(),
nml the remainder of the estate is to
be divided between her three nieces,
Annabella T.. Martha A. and Ada M.
Cooke, children of the late S. F.
Cooke, of this city. Annabella T. and
Martha A. Cooke are appointed execu
tresses of the will.
CHICAGO SURGEON SUES
TO RECOVER A S300 FEE
The circuit court was occupied yes
terday and today with trial of the
suit of Dr. Rayard Holmes, of Chica
go, against J. T. McKennan. of Minne
apolis, formerly located in this city
as freight agent for the Rock Island
road. Dr. Holmes seeks recovery of
a $.'!() fee for performing an opera
tion on Mr. McKennan's wife. Pay
ment'is resisted on the contention
that the operation was unsuccessful.
The plaintiff is representee! by Con
nelly & Connelly, of this city, and At
torney ' Foster, of Chicago, and the
defense bv Searle & Marshall.
WIFE ASKS DIVORCE ON
GROUNDS OF DESERTION
Margaret Pfaff. of this" city, in a
bill filed in the circuit court, asks to
be divorced from her husband, Fred
erick Pfaff, on the grounds of deser
tion. They were married March SO,
1SS2, and she claims he left her Feb.
15. 18S7. They have three children.
Cornelius, William and Fanny, the
custody of whom the mother petitions
for. She asks for alimony also. Ru
dolph & Reynolds are her attorneys.
On account of the close of naviga
tion, and the great amount of ice in
the river, Ihe river bulletin has been
discontinued for the present season.
The stage of water was 2.2. all day.
At noon the temperature was i-'O.
Public notice is hereby given that
the undersigned and his wife. Mar
garet Rounds, have for more than a
year past. ,by mutual agreement, liv
ed separate and apart and made divis
ion of their property, mutually re
leasing each other from all liabili
ties for support of the other, and no
tice is hereby given by the undersign
ed that he is not responsible for and
will not pay any debts of said Mar
garet Rounds. E. A. ROUNDS. .
Dated this 1st day of December,
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Central Trust &, Sav
ings bank, of Rock Island, will be
held at their banking house Lnnday,
Dec. 7, 100.1. at 3:30 o'clock p. m., for
the election of directors and the
transaction of such other business as
may properly come before them.
H. I!. SIMMON, Cashier.
All the news all the time The
of tlie service of a store is tlie deerree of satisfac
tion enjoyed by its customers. We liave worked
liard to make our store service tlie best that can
be had, and that we have succeeded is proven by
the ease with which we handle our continually in
creasing business, but we have by no means yet
reached absolute perfection. We are still trying
to better our service every day, and our efforts are
ably seconded by the good will of our customers.
We Aim to Sell the Best Men's nnd
Boys' Outfitings a.t the Most R.ex-
sonaible Prices Consistent With First
We aim to make prompt delivery of all purchases,
and rarely disappoint anyone. We are satisfied of
nothing short of our customers' absolute satisfac
tion, arid therefore stand ready to cheerfully re
fund the purchase price of anything bought of us
rather than have you dissatisfied' in the slightest
degree. We therefore feel that we place at your
command a store service and merchandise that
cannot be bettered in this town, if it can be equal
ed. ftjyf We guarantee that, quality considered,
1 VJ it; any article that we sell cannot be
bougbt for a lower price.
S0MMEHS' H LA VELLE
1804 Seoond Ave., Eock Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
AVe have just received the ITXKST ASSORTMENT OF PIPES ever
brousrht to the city of Rock Island. from the CHOICEST MEER
SCHAUM to the plain Corn Cob. at jobbers' prices, and to be sold ac
cordingly. Now it's up to you, if you intend buying a pipe. SEE US.
OUR rRICES ARE LOWER.
HildebrLiidt CSL Cash,
Opp. Harper House. Cor. I9th St. and 2nd Ave.
yill the Latest Christmas
Specialties in "Photos at "Re
duced Prices Until Jan 1.
See our Ijirte Line of Mountings for Both
PLATINUM and PLATINO
Work. Give vis ample Time to Get Your
Orders Ready for Christmas.
Now Is The
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 t large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed, v "
PAR.IDON a SON.
Yhcnea Old Union 213; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
YOU KNOW THE ROYS.
Worst of It. 5
The buyers do. who buy their
vines. lupiors. ete., at an un
reliable store. To secure the
bc.-t vintages, the primest, mel
lowest whiskies you should go
to a store lhat deals i'i nothing
but the best. We are judges of
line g-oods, in this line, and buy
only the choicest imported and
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Square, eor. Seventeenth
Street and Third A vent: e.