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THE AiieHJS, TUES OAY. DECEMBER 22. li03.
GET READY FOR
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IS
IN THE AIR, AND EVERY
IIODY IS HURRYING AND
HUSTLING. WE WANT TO EE
IIELFFL'L TO YOU AT THIS
SEASON. WE WANT TO SHOW
YOU THAT EVERYTHING IN
THIS GREAT STORE WILL
MAKE A VERY ACCEPTABLE
PRESENT FOR SOME ONE.
Gifts of Lasting' Merit
A Christmas Carnival of Low Prices.
A DINING TABLE.
A SIDE BOARD.
A CHINA CLOSET.
A PARLOR SET.
A FINE ROCKER.
A FINE PARLOR LAMP.
AN EASY CHAIR.
A CENTER TABLE.
A LIBRARY TABLE.
A BOOK CASE.
A WRITING DESK.
A PARLOR CABINET.
A MUSIC CABINET.
Cut ovit this ad for the Buck
CLEMANN . SALZMANN,
Cor. 2d Ave. and 16tK St.
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?
! W YOU Know
-ROCK ISLAND, ILL
BUCKING THE LINE
McCaskrin Pauses in Guberna
torial Campaign to Give
City Moral Tonic.
APPEARS BEFORE THE COUNCIL
Where He Received a Few Gentle
Reminders From Aid. Ken
G. Washington McCaskrin lias run
his horse in the barn anil paused in his
campaign for governor of Illinois to
administer a moral tonic to the city
of Rock Island.
He has bought a ton of timothy for
the steed and proposes pounding the
line until lie breaks through. He says
the city is fast going to the dogs mor
ally. He has been seein' things at
night that shocked him.
As those who are supposed to en
force the laws have closed their eyes
to the glaring offenses, (I. Washington
believes it is up to him as an Ameri
can citizen to take up the cudgels and
butt in. He tired his opening" broad
side before the city council at its
meeting last evening.
The aldermen were just about ready
to wind up the business of the session
when McCaskrin asked the privilege
of making a talk. He reminded the
council of its sworn duty in the prem
ises and pointed out the different sec
tions of the city where resorts were
tolerated in defiance of the law and
The suggestion was made by Aid.
Rirkel that McCaskrin file his com
plaints with the chairman of the po
lice committee, lie thought, too, that,
as the speaker was so well posted, he
might take the members of the coun
cil around the city and familiarize
them with the dark snots.
Aid. Kennedy then assumed the role
of interrogator. When he had gotten
(. Washington on the witness stand
the first question he fired at him was
why he failed to evince such interest
in the city's moral condition whi-p he
himself was a member of the city
council, and why lie did not prevail
upon the then chief of police, who was
his bosom friend, and who was in
dicted for malfeasance in oiliee, to a
more strict enforcement of the regu
lations. This nearly floored McCaskrin, but.
as usual, he was not wanting for
sparring- material, a ml he came back
with a reiteration of his demand that
the council take some action toward
a purification of the moral horizon of
the city. Then he drifted into an ar
gument favoring" the appointment of
a committee of aldermen to pass upon
all applications for saloon licenses.
Here Aid. Kennedy again interposed
ami refreshed McCaskrin's inemory
with the information that he would
recall if he thought hard enough that
he was with the crowd until the spring
election, when he lost out on his as
pirations to be mayor of the city. I!e
lore .ic( askrm had opportunity to
say anything in defense a motion by
Aid. Rohhins to adjourn prevailed.
YVunt.H lux Kerrrts Culled Off.
The council wants the lax ferrets
called off. It is held that, injustice is
being- done a great majority of the
lax payers ol the city. I r years it
was not customary to list mortgages
for taxation in this county and the
assessors did not tell the people that
the mortgages should be listed. The
result of the discussion was the adop
tion of a resolution, which
appears in full in the official
record elsewhere, instructing the
city ireasurer to demand from the
county treasurer payment of the back
taxes collected by the ferrets and
serving notice on the county authori
ties that the city will not entertain a
proposition looking to the further
continuance of the work of the fer
Improvement of the pumping facili
ties at the waterworks was discussed.
and Aid. Kobbins favored the purchase
of a pump of S.OOO.OUO gallons capaci
ty. It would cost S-'S.OOO. Then by
overhauling- the present o.OOO.OfiO-gal-
I n pump the city would have ade
quate pumping capacity. Aid. Ken
nedy did not believe it was necessary
to buy any new machinery at pres
ent, lie thought the old ,'t,UOi).0(io-gal-lon
pump could be repaired to serve
f atisfactorily as an auxiliary to the
new Holly pump. The waterworks
committee was instructed to. continue
its investigation as to whether re
pairs on Ihe present pumps would
not sufliee to serve the needs of the
Referred to a Committee.
The matter of the purchase of ( l-."
sic res of land lying" north of Reservoir
park from the Davenport heirs came
up in Jhe form of a communication
from roundly fc Connelly, representing-
the heirs, and was referred to the
finance, -park and waterworks com
mittees and the mayor.
RAILROAD EMPLOYE IS
PLACED UNDER ARREST
C. H. Arnold, of this city, store
keeper at the Rock Island railroad
shops in Davenport, was arrested
there this morning. He is charged
with forging time checks. He was ar
rested at the instigation "of a detec
tive in the employ of the road.
S.-J. Collins is in' -Macomb on busi
ness. ., i '
Mr.' and I. P. Wilson have gone to
New Orleans to spend the winter.
G. P.. Russell, clerk at the Rock Isl
and house, is in Chicago for a short
Will Collins it home from the Uni
versity of Wisconsin to spend the hol
Miss Eessie Hartz is home from her
studies 41 1 Wellesley for the holiday
William Kinner left last night for
California. He will spend the winter
on the coast.
Miss Jennie Sturgeon, of North
western university, has come home for
the Christmas vacation.
Miss Julia S. McIlYMti and Harry
Weiss are in Kvans, Iowa, visiting
with Dr. arid Mrs. John Weiss.
Roy Jens and Fred Clarke, who are
students at Armour Institute, Chica
go, have come home for the holidays.
Miss Grace Staffi rd, who is attend
ing the University of Chicago, will ar
rive in the city tonight to spend the
Maj. and Mrs. C. W. Hawes and Abb
I.andis are in Chicago. They are at
tending a meeting of the committee
of the National Fraternal congress.
Miss Katherine Maher is spending
the holidays at her home, 2212 Fifth
avenue, and will return to her studies
at St. Mary's college at Notre Dame,
Ind., in About two weeks.
W. A. Giles has returned after an
extended business trip in the south to
spend the holidays at home. He has
been in Louisiana anil Arkansas sev
eral months buying- lumber for the
Moline Wagon company and other
concerns. . fc" .'
AT THE HOTELS.
One-half mile south of Penn Oil tank.
South Rock Island, Dec. 31, will sell 14
milch cows, one milk wag-on. lumber
wag"on, two-seated surrev. one work
horse,: :S0-galJou milk tank, 5 and 10-
gallon c ans, etc.
A LEX. SCH EUKRMANN.
C. II. Harris, auctioneer.
At the Harper Z. T. Pope, Chicago;
S. Slemfield. Chicago; F. 1'.. Mitchell.
St. Louis; M. S. McCullcni. Chicago;
Miss Anna Long. Springfield; Warren
II. Reck, Rock Island; George W. Car
ey, St. Louis; E. G. Daggett, New
York; E. W. Wilcox. Chicag-o; L. W.
Rerry. T. F. Smith. Reardstow n; C. ".
Nelli's, N. H. Porter, Chicago; (). E.
IVu Ike. Monmouth; John Hand and
wife. Cambridge, HI.: S. V. Deem.
Galva; A. W. Green. Milwaukee; R. E.
Ledgerwood, D. W. Iloll. C. N. West oh,
Chicago; C. N. Garvin, New Valley,
Iowa; S. T. Hell, Cheyenne, Wyo.; C.
W. Hull and wife. Omaha; Carrie Scog
gin, Shelbey ville. 111.: A. It. P.awdion.
IJuincy; W. A. Card. P.ea rdstown; C.J.
Koontz, Reardstow n; R. I'lack, Chi
cago; K. G. Johnson. Reardstow n;
Charles F. Cooper, Chicago.
At the Harms (European) L. J.
Williams. Chicago; A. V. Woodworth,
Chicago; ('. Soli I it-li t in.t;", Minneapolis;
Jerome Hawes, Cedar. Falls. Iowa; R.
T. Holmes. Rurlington, Iowa; Isaac
Powers. Chicago; Jules Sharman,
Miltington; Frank Slouch, Chicago; I.
11. RIatt. New York: F. O. Menches,
Chicago; John R. White, Rlooming--Rloomington;
E. O. Whitte, Kansas
City; R. S. Wyiies. Keithsburg; Miss
Helen Castle, Chicago; Mrs. 15. Wilson
and child, Omaha; Max Rosciistcin.
New York; Fred R. Myers, Cincinnati;
Harold Ranghart. Cairo; George E.
At the Rock Island Otto Kuchl.
Davenport: G. E. Spiehler. Andalusia;
C. E. Worth, Andalusia; George T. Ha
vens. Davenport: W. G. Ileal 1, Mar
shalltown; F. A. Wood. Edgington; J.
M. Hutchinson, Orion; C. M. De Vany,
Cortland. N. Y.; L. J. Warren. Chica
go; A. 11. Dorinan. Rock Island; J. C.
Jackson, J. F. Spiers. Chicago: C. F.
Pruessing, Moline; A. C. Perry, St.
Louis; C. F. Crosby; P.. F. Swanson,
Galesburg; C. W. Hinmau, Chicago; L.
A. Wood, Ada, Kans.
PLAYERS COME AND FIND
THEATRE CLOSED TO THEM
The "In Louisiana" company blew
into town last evening, expecting- to
give a performance at the Illinois
theatre, only to discover the ndvanct
agent hail failed to make arrange
ments for the attraction here. It had
been booked, but when the advertising
material did not arrive and other de
tails of the contract were not met.
Manager (!. II. Gorman cancelled the
company. From here the company
was supposed to go to Muscatine and
thence to Wilton. Iowa. It was learn
ed that the bookings at both these
towns had been cancelled also.
The advance agent, it seems, found
that the brand of liquor dispensed at
the Rock Island mahoganies appealed
to his appetite, and he dropped work
and entered upon a little celebration
of his own. The players were about
all in financially when they struck
town last night, but the manager was
able to raise money enough to move
to Keokuk, the next date.
Henry Ward Reedier 8ll:
"You can get a large amount of
truth into a brief space." Unlike our
competitors, we don't use a column or
i page of news-pa per matter limiting
prices to confuse tluf public. We state
our case in a few words: "We are
selling better and purer wines and
whiskies than any house in the city."
You will b convinced by calling at
the EM-EL STORE.
Across from the Harper House.
, Open evenings.
WITH LODGE HONOR
John H. Lloyd and William B.
Graves Borne to the
LATTER INTERRED AT ALBANY
Services For Former are Conducted
at Trinity Episcopal
Funeral services for John II. Lloyd
were conducted at 10 o'clock this
morning by Rev. Frederick A. Heisley
at Trinity Episcopal church.
Mr. Lloyd was buried with Masonic
honors, Rock Island commandery, No.
81, Knights Templar, attending" as a
body. There were also present a num
ber of the members of the local
branch of the Stonecutters' union, ty
which deceased also belonged.
The pallbearers were A. W. Gilles
pie, Ren Payne, 11. A. Clevenstine, M.
M. Rriggs. George Richmond and Da
vid Kennedy, all of Rock Island com
The interment was in Chippiannoek
Faneril of W. R. Graves.
The remains of William 15. Graves
were taken by special train over the
Milwaukee to Albany for interment at
10 o'clock this morning, accompanied
by an escort from the membership of
St. Paul lodge. No. 107, Knights of
Pythias. The funeral services were
conducted at the late home on Sev
enth avenue and Fifteenth street by
Rev. O. W. Lawrence, pastor of Memo
rial Christian church. Mrs. W. F.
Rradley rendered three hymns, "Near
er, My God, to Thee." "Lead, Kindly
Light" and "Some Day We'll Under
stand." The pallbearers, all members
of St. Paul lodge, were Fred Alters,
James Hastings, Cant, O. E. McKinley,
Charles Hastings, W. II. Lamont and
A telegram has been received an
nouncing the death at Las Vegas, N.
M.. of Charles Wullf. of this city. He
went to Las Vegas last May in the
hope that the change of climate would
better his health. Dropsy was the di
rect cause of death. Mr. WulfT was
2S years of age. He leaves his widow
and one child, besides his father,
Charles WulfT, Sr., and on' brother
and five sisters: William. Caroline and
Dorothy WulfT. of Sears: Mrs. Fred
Strnss. of Peoria; Mrs. William Kurth,
of this city, and Mrs. Arthur Einfehlt.
of Moline. Dec-eased was a member
of the local Cigarinakers union and
of the Krank'-Miverein. The body will
l.e brought here for burial.
A Costly .M Intake.
Rlunders are sometimes very expen
sive. Occasionally life itself is the
price of a mistake, but you'll never
be wrong if you take Dr. King's New
Life : Pills for dyspepsia, dizziness,
headache, liver or bowel troubles.
They are gentle, yet thorough. 23
cents, at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
SELLS GOODS AND FLEES
WHILE HUSBAND IS AWAY
P.ehin 1 institution of a suit in a jus
tice court to recover household goods
that were held in a local storage ware
house lies a story of a broken home,
the desertion of the wife while the
husband was in another city follow
ing his trade to earn money to pro
vide for his helpmeet and their child.
C. W. Van Ruskirk until a year ago
was employ eii as a machinist at the
local roundhouse i f the Rock Island
road. He was then transferred to Pe
oria. He left his wife and sou com
fortably domiciled, according to his
version of the affair, at 714 Fifth av
enue. lie received two letters weekly up
to Nov. l'J. when his wife wrote him
that she had packed their household
goods and was leaving to join him at
Peoria. That, he states, was the last
he heard from her.
Van Ruskirk finds that his son had
been placed in the home of a relative
in Missouri and that his wife hail
flown to parts unknown to tiim. first
elling most of the household goods
and taking ."?.")()() belonging to him that
lie had left with her to save. She
likewise left several unpaid accounts
Mr. Van Ruskirk says his wife was
accompanied when she left by Mrs.
Harry Anthony and a local well
known mate character. Mr. Anthony,
who has just returned from the east,
found his wife missing. The police of
siirrounding cities have been notified
to look out for the two women, as
their husbands say they will prose
cute them. Roth husbands propose
to institute divorce proceedings forthwith.
CIRCUIT COURT TO BE
The circuit court, which has been
on recos since Saturday, will be re
convened at '.) o'clock tomorrow morn
ing by Judge E. C. (5 raves. He will
hold court for one day only. Adjourn
ment will be taken until Monday, the
2Sth. when Judge Gest will be on the
bench. On the afternoon of that day-
Judge Gest wishes all attorneys to be
on hand to arrange a trial list for
the first week of the January term.
The last day of service falls on Christ
mas. This being the case, those hav
ing suits for which they desire ser
vice for the coming term are notified
to have them filed not later than
Thursday, as there will be no business
transacted on Christmas day.
Revvare of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Ft
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Ranner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm ffT worthless prepara
tions m place of these valuable medi
cines that ha ve fcf ood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For gale by all drug-gists.
Suits and Overcoats,
Sweaters and Jersey Coats,
Canes and Umbrellas,
Hosiery and Handkerchiefs,
Hacts and Caps,
Neckwear and Mufflers.
At this store you will find
goods at popular prices.
SOMMERS & LA VELLE
1804 Second Ave., Eock Island : : 207 W. Second St.. Davenpor.
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AVhat would give greater pleas
ure than one of our beautiful Hats
;as a Christinas gift? People are
j nore than ever buying- practical
' gifts for Christmas, and we are
selling Hats at such low figures
that the prices, as well as the Hats
will appeal to everyone.
Brandenburg Milliivery Store,
Corner Twentieth St. and Foxirth Ave.
For Pines. Cigars 5
5 , and Smoker's Supplies
Best Goods. Lowest Prices. 5 See Us.
Hildebra.ndt (EL Cash. You Know &e Boys.
I Like to Read
Physicians say it's a -b td habit. Maybe if is. Rut it's
a very pleasant one. Ami you can practice it to your
heart's content aboard the ;
Golden State Limited
For every berth in every one of its sleeping cars has an
individual berth light.
The tloldeu State Limited is the newest and finest of
transcontinental trains. Leaves Chicago and Kansas City,
daily. lec. 20 to April 11. for Lo Angeles, Santa Rarbara
and San Francisco. Southern route, by way of EI Paso
an-1 the Southern Pacific, through a land where winter is
Tickets, berths an 1 literature at this otlice.
F. H. PLUMMER,
0 I A.,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
S. F. BOYD, D. P. A., Davenport, Iowa.
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Third A.venue and Seven
Open every evening until
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Bra. rich Office: , Port Byron.