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THE AKGrUS. SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 1903.
OF OCEAN COFFEE
Beginning Monday and Continuing Until
Saturday. You are Cordially Invit
ed to Come and Try this
Heatittftil SowVcnirs Free,
SHIELDS' CASH tSKOCEIIY is Hit- pioneer store, and be
cause f the progressive policy in force there, you are
sure to obtain whatever ni desire in the groeery line at
jiriees which will save yon money on every purchase, be
sides giving yon the best quality obtainable. If you have
never trailed there, it isn't, too late to begin now. Look
over these prices and then send in your order:
21 pounds granulated ff
Prepared stock Fish, -1
.' packages Figs 25C
.'5 packages dried OF
3 packages cleaned nr
15 pounds Ilaisins nr
3 pounds Sultana nr
?, pounds dried QEr
4 pounds dried nr
(" pounds dried Of
?. quarts new dried
? quarks new Xaxy nr .
Ueans ". C.0C
7 cans liaked Heans Qt
Davenport and Hock Isl- fC
and Corn, per doz cans. . . . I U vJ
Friedman & Co.'s Hutter- nl
ine. per lb I
1 irallon Sour QCrv
1 pound baking Choc- JQ
1 package Yeast Qr
White Hoop Holland Her- CO
ring, per keg 0l
Swedish Lingon Derries, tQlft
per quart I fa2v
Uneolored Japan Tea, nr
per lb., and up fcUC
Java and Mocha Coffee, (f
per lb., .Sc; 4 lbs. for liUU
Star Tobacco, per Aflo
Scrap Tobacco, per nr
Shields9 Cash Grocery
New 'Phone 5217.
Old 'Phone 1217
made easy by
trading at this
store. Let us help
you make your
propriate for men
I Prices Right Too.
I Will We See You?
NEW MOVE MADE WIVES ARE ABUSED STORM IS STIFLER
Kenworthys Petition Court to
Mandamus City to Remove
treet Railway Tracks.
FORMER DEMAND IS IGNORED
Held That Company 1 Illegally Oc
cupy iiiK Public Thorough
The city council having ignored the
petition of S. It. Kenxvort !i y, filed Nov.
7. demanding the removal of all the
t ratks of the Tri-l'ity Kail way com
pany from the streets of Kock Island
on the "round that the company was
occupying the. said thoroughfares il
legally. Mr. Kenxvort hy has now ap
pealed to the circuit court to manda
mus tin city ollicers to compel them
to carry out the terms of the afore
The latest proceeding was instituted
yesterday afternoon,.). T. Kenworthy,
father of the petitioner and the at
torney in the case, tiling- a voluminous
document of ninety-one typewritten
pages with the circuit clerk, Hesides
the relator's a lleg;i t i. n of facts, the
petition embodies reproduction of all
the street railway ordinances ever
passed by the Kock Islam city coun
cil, anil the validity of each attacked.
It is held the ordinances are void
from the alleged fact that the right
that they gave were not consented to
bv the owners of the property on the
streets occupied by the tracks of the
railway company; that the ordinances
were not properly presented, to the
council anil that a company is not
authorized by law to buy or dispose
of street rights given by franchise. It
is also set forth that the Tri-Citv Kail-
way company and its predecessor, the
Davenport A- Kock Island Kailwav
company. sire foreign corpora t ion
and that therefore the council had no
legal right to grant them the conce
sions they have been enjoying.
Kn a bll ne Act Attacked.
The enabling- act of the Illinois legi
slature of I'm:; is also attacked. It
is claimed to have been an act pur
posed to exempt the railway corpora
tion from paying- taxes to the state
of Illinois, and that the enactment is
unconstitutional for the reason that
it is retroactive, and that the legisla
ture is incapacitated by the constitu
tion of the state from granting- street
rights to a street railway company.
that being- an act of sovereignty re
setted by the constitution to the mu
nicipalities of the state. The court is
asked to pass upon the validity of all
questions inxolved, and in the event
the ordinances of the company are
found void to issue a writ of manila-
iiiiis compelling- the city of1ioers to
cause to lie removed the tracks, poles,
etc of the railway company from the
streets of Kock Island.
COL. WATTERSON IS
ENGAGED TO COME
Lecture on "Society"
Press Club Auspice,
Jan. 1 1.
The annual entertainment commit
tee of the Tri-t'ity Press club has
closed a date for the appearance of
Col. Henry Watterson. the well-known
Louisville editor anil orator, for a lec
ture here under the auspices of the
club the evening- of Thursday, .Ian.
It. In the past the annual entertain
ments of the club have been g-iven in
Davenport, but Col. Watterson's lec
ture will be g-iven at the Illinois thea
tre in this city.
His subject will lie "Society," and
lie will discuss the "four hundred" in
the vein that lias awakened so much
comment in the east recently, where
lie lias g-iven the lecture.
IN THE SOCIAL REALM
The Christinas dancing- party of the
Emauon club is to occur the evening
of Dec. 2tS at Industrial hall.
The December meeting of the Sil
ver Cross circle of the King's Daugh
ters was held yesterday afternoon at
the home of Miss Anna Larkin. on
Elm street. The young ladies are to
have charge of the Christmas tree
that will make happy the children of
the I'nion Mission, and have dressed
dolls to present to the little ones.
Mayflower camp. Xo. 101, K. X. A.,
held a masquerade at Armory hall last
evening, and 140 couples attended.
Mrs. V. II. (iest and daughter. Miss
Katharine, entertained 100 of their
lady friends from Kock Island and
Moline yesterday afternoon at their
home, 120.'$ Second avenue. The house
was' handsomely decorated with
American P.eautv roses and 'carna
tions. The Apollo Mandolin orches
tra, stationed in the tfp'pf'r hall, dis
coursed music during- the afternoon.
Charles and Gertrude Davis last ev
ening entertained a party of 26 of
their friends. The young people gath
ered at the home. 1400 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, partook of a banquet at the
Hotel Harms and spent the balance of
the evening skating. '
The supper for the benefit of the
Sisters of the Visitation, in charge of
the society ladies if the city, is to he
be given this evening at Carse hall.
Three Separated From
Ties by Judge
ONE RELATES A SHOCKING TALE
I'uahetl Out of the Window While
Three wives were granted decrees
of divorce in the circuit court this
morning by Judge K. C. Graves.
Sarah L. Liggett," of Kock Island,
told a shocking tale of cruelty, one of
the numerous indignities to which she
w as; subjected by her husband, .lames
V. Liggett, being while she was con--lined
to her bed with neuralgia. In
tins-instance, under threat of doing
her bodily injury, he compelled her to
fell. him where she kept an amount of
tnoneyyhe knew she had saved, and
after she had submitted, he pulled the
bandages from her face and. lifting a
window on Ihe first floor of the house,
pushed her out iifto the yard. This
occurred in the winter season, when
there was snow on the ground. The
couple resided on Forty-lift h street.
Liggett had four children by a for
mer marriage. His marriage to his
second wife occurred May 11. ls'iii.
Ilelle Koss, oi Kock Island, alleged
cruelty also. She was married to
Claude Koss Feb. 0, l'mo. They had
one child. Irene, the custody of whom
was given to the mot 1km-.
Anna Alt, of Moline. charged H. K.
Alt with drunkenness. They were
wedded Dec. t-T. 1S4. Mrs. ALtz. was
awarded the custody of her two chil
dren, Karl and Lila.
City Sued for I;iin.ig-H.
Mrs. Ellen Garrison lias filed suit
for $10.00(1 damages against the city
of Kock Island. She bases the pro
ceeding on a fall she is alleged to have
had on a defective walk on Twenty
seventh street. Oct. 15 last, causing a
fracture of one limb and other injur
ies. Kenworthy & Kenworthy archer
lady friends at her home last evening
in honor of Miss Fannie Sherer. of
Brooklyn. Iowa, who is here visiting.
L. Simon has returned from Chi
cago. .1. F. Kane, of Sioux City, Iowa, is in
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Eboihart arc in
Mis. Stuart Harper has returned
from a trip east.
Miss Ksther Larson, ' ;:015 Fifth ave
nue, left f( r Slierrard this morning to
visit for a week.
Miss Mae P.rndy. 4!!1 Nineteenth
street, went to Peoria last evening to
spend a few days visiting.
A. L. Trowbridge, trae':iig freight
agent for the Missouri Pacini road,
was a caller in the city yesterday.
George A. Metgar, formerly of
Port P.yron and now a resident of Chi
cago, called on Kock Island friends
Mrs. .lames Mil-field went to Geneseo
today, having received a message an
nouncing the death of her cousin at
t hat place.
V. H. Dickman ami bride arrived
last evening from their wedding trip
ire now domiciled in Iheir new
home at 1015 Ninth avenue.
George Shields, who is employed as
engineer in the Cripple Creek district
in ('(dorado which has recently been
the scene of so much violence in con
nection with labor troubles, is visiting
with relatives in this city and Daven
port. Key. J. F. Kerry, of Chicago, editor
of the Kpworth Herald, the oflicial or
gan of the Kpworth League through
out the world, is in the city. Tomor
row he is to deliver the address at the
dedication of the new Methodist
church at Davenj'ort. nil d in the even
ing he is to speak at the First Meth
odist church in this city.
1L M. Garlick and G. M. McKelvey,
of Voungstown, Ohio, president and
vice president, respectively, and T. K.
Goodlatte, of New York, general mali
nger, cf the Standard Table Oil Cloth
company, were in the city today, and
in company with a number of Kock
Island gentlemen, inspected the com
pany's plant in the west end of the
S. J. Ferguson, county superintend
ent, of schools, returned today from
Macomb, where he attended a confer
ence of superintendents in the terri
tory from which the normal school in
that city draws its atronage. There
are 10 pupils from Kock Island coun
ty. All are doing nicely and u re great
ly pleased with the training they are
A reorganization of the Citizens'
Kailway Light company, of Musca
tine, was effected last evening and it
whs placed on a stronger basis than
in the past. The Chicago owners have
been bought out and the concern is
now practically a local one. The com
pany has been brought into promi
nence lately by the long contest over
the rates on street lights which re
sulted in the city being- left in total
darkness for a period of six weeks
this fall, and the fire that destroyed
the street car barn with nearly all of
A kidney or bladder trouble can al
ways be cured by using Foley's Kid
Traffic and Business Paralyzed
by the Season's First
STREETS OF CITY DESERTED
Will Subside Tonight Only to tie
Followed by a Cold Wave To
Drop to Zero.
Tratlic and business generally were
paralyzed in Kock Island today by the
first real show- storm of the winter.
It proved particularly disastrous to
the'-merchants, w ho looked forward
to the day as -a formal opener of the
holiday shopping season.
The snow began falling at '.I o'clock
in' the morning and continued
throughout the day. assuming bliz
zard-like'' proportions along- about
noon, ami making 1rael on toot very
I mhrcllus that were raised as a
means oi protection to Ihe face were
turned inside out by the wind, those
occupying otiiees along mtoihI ave
nue witnessing numerous amusing
mishaps occasioned by the storm.
The jingle of the sleigh bell was heard
The railroads sutVered considerably.
trains on all lines arming late. The
greatest inconvenience to the public
was occasioned by the delay to tht
Kock Island's fast mail train from
Chicago, due here at 0:."". which did
not pull infolhe Fifth avenue station
until 11 o clock, after a strenuous
battle with the drifts of the beautiful
between here and the big city on the
la Ke, I lie Kock Islands .No. V pas
senger, from the west, came in five
hours behind schedule.
The TYi-City Kailway company ha
kept all its. cars on the move, with
the aid of the big sweeper, which
made its initial appearance of the
Cold Wave Predicted.
Observer .1. M. Sherier has little of
an encouraging nature to offer. While
his predictions hae it that the snow
fall ill subside by tonight, he hat
something worse up his sleeve a cold
wave. If he docs not miss his guess,
by tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock the
temperature will haxe dropped In the
zero inai K, i ne couicsi oi tne season.
The wave has formed in the north
west and is moving in tins oirection
with all the speed that a 0-mile wind
MAN WHO PASSED
BAD MONEY CAUGHT
Thomas K. Clark, Member of Hel-
knap'g Gang, Arrested Oper
I hi -mas K. Clark, a member of the
Kclknap gang- of Chicago counter
feiters, wanted for passing spurious
coin in Kock Island. Davenport, and
other cities, is under arrest at Cedar
Kapids, Iowa, lie has confessed.
Clark passed the counterfeit in sex
era 1 saloons here. The police were
furnished a description of him. but
were never able to get any trace of.
him. It is believed he remained in
this city no longer than one day. 1 1
then went to Davenport, where a num
ber were xictiniied. The money was
made by Itclknup and his confedcr-
ates at Chicago and shipped to agents
over the country, of whom Clark was
Clark was formerly an employe of
the Santa Fe railroad. In ISsT, ac
cording to his own story, he was
caught, stealing from Ihe company,
and was sent to prison. When he was
released, he said, he found that for
mer friends turned the cold shoulder
on him, and he grew discouraged and
continued his criminal career.
FOR LIBRARY OPENING
Final arrangements for the opening
to the public of the new public library
building, Fourth avenue and Nine
teenth street, next Tuesday, were
made at a special meeting of the li
brary board last evening.
The entire building will be opened
for inspection, and it is the desire of
the board that all the people of the
i t y come out and see what a hand
somely appointed structure has been
. x .1...;.. .
li iwi-ij iof iiieii use. i
The rooms will be decorated with
rloxvers and palms and Kleuer's or
chestra will be in attendance to dis
course a concert program in the af
ternoon' and evening, the inspection
hours to be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10.
The 'members of the board and the
librarian. Miss Kllen Gale, anil the as
sistant librarian. Miss Harriet Carter,
xx ill act as a reception committee.
There are to be no speeches!.
The hoard last evening also voted to
place $10,000 additional insurance on
CITY COUNCIL. HOLDING
AN AFTERNOON SPECIAL
The city council is bidding a special
meeting this afternoon, inspecting the
proposed location of a track by the
D., K. I. & N. W. road to"the plants of
the Marsliall-Kennctt Organ company
and the Tri-City Pasteurized Milk
company, and a plat of McCabe -Xufter,
in Kdgexxood park, approval
of which is pending before tne muni
jrvVjf ARE IT A POINT
To soo us before buying any
Our values are seldom met elsewliere,
beautifully designed, durably con
structed, liandsomely finished. A line
that will appeal to everybody. None
too early to select your Christmas Ilock
e i -have it laid aside for you and avoid
Always remember the GOOD goods
are here, and that we save you money.
Davenport Furniture l
Carpet Company. Jz
123-125 West TKird Street,
VIVEJVTORT . IOWA
Low prices on the best makes of clothing.
What could be a more practical present
than a boy's
Suit or Overcoat.
.Little fellow's Overcoats : to S years in
Russian and Military etfects.
$2.75, $4, $5.
Boys' Long Overcoats l to 15 years, dark
Oxford, brown and black,
$3.50, $4.25 and $6.
Little fellows' blue Blouse Suits; ages 3 to
S, heavy wool, white trimmed,
Boys' Long Rants, heavy Wool Kersey,
S0MMER.S LA VELLE
1804 Second Avh., Bock Island. : : 207 W. Second St., Davenport
if . ' if- .
AYhat would give greater pleas-
lire than one of ;nr beautiful Hats
as a Christmas gift? People are
f more than ever buying practical
' gifts fcr Christmas, and we arc
-jf selling Hats at such loxv figures
that the prices as well as the Hats
will appeal to everyone.
Brandenburg Millinery Store,
Corner Twentieth St. and Fourth Ave.
A Siitable Xmas Present,
A year's subscription of a popular magazine. Leave
your orders with ns. All the leading magazines and books.
Hotter get a copy of "Qniiiey Adams Sawyer."
The "SMOKEF" Hildebrgvndt (Sl Cash.
All the news all the time
THE A TUK HUILD1XG
YOU KNOW THE BOYS.
I'ipes, Cigars and Tob.iccos. l'.oit line -n the city for
Miss Ella Ullemeyer entertained her
ney Cure in time. All druggists.