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THE AKQTJS, WT3 DNES DAY DECEMBER 23, 1903.
HAS SUDDEN CALL ARNOLD HAS ALLY EACH HAS DIVORCE
GET READY FOR
John E. Spencer Seized With
Fatal Attack of Heart Trouble
at His Home.
Elmer Wheeler Also Arrested in
Connection With Railroad
Interesting Complications Arise
in a Habeas Corpus
DIES BEFOBE DOCTOR ARRIVES
BOTH CONFESS TO THE FACTS
PARENTS FIGHTING OVER CHILD
Gifts of Lasting' Merit
A ChristmaLS Carnival of Low Prices.
A DJN1NC TABLE.
A SIDE BOARD.
A buffi: T.
A CHINA CLOSET.
A PARLOR SET.
A FINE ROCKER.
A FINE PARLOR LAMP.
Cut ovit this ad for the Buck
CLEMANN Q SALZMANN.
Cor. 2d Ave. and 16th 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?
ROCK ISLAND (U-
TIIK CHRISTMAS SniilT 13
JX THE All:, AND EVERY
BODY IS HURRYING AND
HUSTLING. WE WANT TO BE
HELPFUL 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.
AN EASY CHAIR.
A J) I A VAN.
A CENTER TABLE.
A LIBRARY TABLE.
A BOOK CASE.
A WRITING DESK.
A PARLOR CABINET.
A MUSIC CABINET.
For Years Engaged Here in the Ex
press and Transfer
John E. Spencer, senior member of
the express ami transfer firm of Spen
cer S: Trefz, died suddenly J t 0 o'clock
last evening at his home. 70.) Twen
He had .just arrived from his office
an. I was seated talking with his wife
when he complained of a pain in the
region of his heart. A physician was
summoned immediatel v. but before he
could reach the house .Mr. Spencer had
Kheumatism of the heart was pro
nounced the cause of dealh. Mr. S pen
cer had been affected by rheumatism
f r several years.
Pleasant Valley. Iowa, was the
biithplace of deceased. He was .is
years of age. He served his country
through the rebellion as a member of
the 21th Iowa volunteer infantry. Af-t.-r
Ihe close of the war he settled in
FJock Island, where he remained since.
I'ntil enteritis; into partnership with
William Trefz three years ago Mr.
Spencer had long been engaged in the
express business on his own account.
He enjoyed the confidence of the bus-
public and was highly regarded.
news of his sudden taking
occasioned widespread 'or-
Fra tenia 1 1 v
ber of I'amp
his wife and
. M r. Spencer was a nieni
::i)'.l. M. Y. A., and Shiloh
V. I. The survivors are
four children: .lesse E.,
William .1. and Stephen It. Spencer
and Miss Milliceut Spencer, all of Itoek
Island, besides his sister. Mrs. Charles
Newell, of Davenport.
Funeral of V. I.. Sweeney.
The funeral of Washington I.. Swee
ney took place at 11 o'clock this mommy-
from the residence of his son. M.
E. Sweeney, ill!),' First avenue. Itev. It.
15. Williams, pastor of the First Meth
odist church, conducting' the services,
assisted by a quartet composed of
Mrs. C. A. Walker. Miss P.elia Carpen
ter, .1. A. Johnson and bewail IJoCge.
Itoek Island lodge. No. IS. I. O. (). I'.,
was in charge the lodge attending as
a body, and escorting the remains to
their last resting place in Chippian
liock cemetery, where the Odd Fellow
burial service was field. Chaplains
Itobert Hudson and M. T. Stevens offi
ciating". The ia llbea rcrs were Law
rence Kranu r. Ira Peck. II. M. Schri
ver. Kdvvard Tren keiischuh, .Nicholas
Prthwell and .lohn II. Itanson.
Miss I.ucia Ilohhins will go to Chi
cago tomorrow to spend Christinas.
John I'.ecclier is home from St.
Mary's ei liege. Kansas. In spend the
Mis. M. C. Itice is visiting her sister.
Mrs. I. M. I, ebeiistein. at Cedar Itap
Miss Annie Montgomery, a student
at Chicago university, has come home
for the holidays.
Miss Martha A. Cooke, of Om.-iha. is
v isiting her sister Miss Hello A. Cooke,
'-MS Twelfth street.
Norman Woodin is home from his
studies at the I'niversity of Illinois to
spend the holidays.
C. A. Pickens, clerk at the Hold
Harms, will spend the holidays with
his sister in Strc!Hyr. III.
Miss (lerlrude Don. teacher of elo
cution at the Macomb normal school
is liome ;ii spend the I hristmas vaca
Walter Schroeder, a student at
Ames college, has conic home to visit
his parents during the Christmas va
Lomond ."smith. who is taking a
course in mechanical engineering: ;it
the I'niversity of Illinois, has conn
home to spend 1 lie I hristmas vaca
Charles Zimmerman. assistant
freight agent, and .1. .1. Monks, travel
ing freight agent, both representing
the Michigan Central, were in the
.1. F. Witter left yesterday for Aledo.
where he is to be united in marriage
with Miss Louise Wharton, the cere
mony to take place tomorrow even
ing at the home of the bride's par
ents. lames Darnell, who is now identi
fied with the secret service depart
ment of the Kock Island road, and lo
cated in Texas, arrived in the city to
day for a short visit. From here he
goes to Chicago, and then returns to
GOV. NORTHCOTT FORMS A
NEW WOODMEN AUXILIARY
The Woodmen's Modern Protective
association has been organized in St.
Louis, with Lieut. Coy. N'orthcott. of
Ihis state, as president. Operations
are to be confined to the 700.000 mem
bers of the Modern Woodmen, and ap
plication will be made for admission
to all states in which the order is do
ing business. Lieut, (ic.v. Xorthcott
recently retired from the leadership
cf the Modern Woodmen.
Starts the circulation, expands 1 lie
limbs, strengthens the heart, builds
up the entire .'system; ' that's what
Uoeky Mountain Tea will do. 3o cents.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Former Breaks Down When Oflict-r
Takes Him in Charge at
The preliminary hearing of Charles
II. Arnold, of this city, arrested at
Davenport on a charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses, has been
deferred to give the ltock Island rail
road detective opportunity to gather
more evidence against the accused
man. lie was employed as storekeep
er at the road's shops across the river
When otlieer Shanlev placed Arnoh
under arrest lie DroKe into tears, say
ing: "I'm in for it." He was escorte
to police Headquarters, where he was
confronted with the facts that had
been learned by the detect ive who h
been working- on the case for weeks
Arnold, so it is charged, has been
making out time checks and calling in
his friends to sign them, the lattt
sin reniiing these checks to the party
signing them, to be cashed.
One Fliner Wheeler's signature vva
gotten through ine sunt eri uge o
causing him to sign a petition pur
porting to lie one asking tor t lie looa
tion of an electric light, and when
compared, was found to be identic;
with that on a time check for .f2S..'
Wheeler Tells of Operations.
Wheeler was arrest cd, and told tl
story of Arnold's operations. Ilesaii
Arnold asked him to sign the check
which, after passing through 1h
proper channels, came nacK to l
cahed. heeler di.l not even won.
for the C. It. I. A P. road. The died
for $'JS..( was cashed, and in the dis
tiihution Wheeler got .f."i.."0 a ml Arnold
.rnoM has comcsscd to passing
tins checK, Inn claims that there wen
no others. The railn ad thinks differ
enllv and is now engaged in loi kill!
up proof to support its theory.
Arnold has lor many years been
with the road and was one ci its nmri
trusted employes. The news of hi
irrest was a great shock to his
friends in this city, where he is well
known. He has a wife and children.
INJURIES FROM FALL
CAUSE MR. CORDES' DEATH
The fall that II. F. Cordes. formerly
of this city, sustained yesterday at hi
furniture stte on Third slreet. be
tween Main and Harrison streets
Davenport. resulted in Ids deatl
at 7 o'clock last evening at St
Luke's hospital. It developed on ex
animation that Ins skull had lieen
fractured and internal injuries were
Mr. (onlcs fell into the elevator
shaft, alighting on his head on tin
cement floor in the basement, lie had
gene to the shaft and was calling1 t
ne f his clerks when he lost his ha!
a nee and took the fatal fall.
Mr. Cordes was .".0 years of age and
a native of Cermnnv. He came to Dav
enport when a boy. worked for 1
years at the Daniel !ouM furniture
factory, then removed to Itoek Island
and started in business for himself
I'ntil three years ago he was located
at i !) M'cnnil avenue. In that year
he returned to Davenport and engag
ed in business n a larger scale, tin
i cxersens erecting a new molding lor
him. He had built up an extensive
trade and was cut down just in the
height of his success. He is survived
by his wife and two children,
funeral takes place at - o'clock
inoi row afternoon.
.Black Hawk tent. Knights of tin
.viaccanees. has arranged to have an
indoor circus me nrst week hi l-cn-
ruarv at the rink on Sixt cent h st reet .
The performance will be furnished by
the Shipp troupe, which travels dining-
the summer season with the lead
ing circus aggregations of the coun
BIG CUT IN FRUITS
At Frank Cam puni h, 1 1 8 Second A yen lie.
Next IOfir to I lent Itrottiern.
Bananas by the bunch, from ."iOc up.
Bananas by the dozen, ."c, 10c, and
two dozen for ".'e.
I-'ine oranges, two dozen for ."e.
(iet your fruits for Christmas here.
Choice Stock of Liqnorx.
It is well-known fact that Simon
Lewis' stock of wines and liquors is
the largest and finest in Ihe tri-cities.
and as for prices, you can't do better.
His goods and prices arc right, as his
daily increasing" trade will show, lte-
niemhrr his offer of a bottle of line
wine free with every dollar purchase
Turkey lunch ( hrisfmas morning
ind ducks and turkeys tomorrow
night and Christmas morning at the
Happy Corner. Twelfth street and
TIeport From Itefnrm Srhoo
J. (5. Cluck, superintendent. Prun-
lytown, V. Va., writes: "After try
ing all other advertised cough medi
cines, we have decided to use Foley's
Honey and Tar exclusively in the
West Virginia reform school. I find
it the most . effective and absolutely
harmless." AH druggists.
E. C. Ituby Gets Decree in Court
Here and Wife Secures
One in Iowa.
Hearing of the habeas corpus pro
ceeding" brought by Edward C. ltuby
to secure possession of his child. Dob-
bie, aged 5 years, which was to have
come Tip on the reconvening- of the
circuit court this morning, was post
An interest nr story lies behind thi
action, and pending" the hearing the
child, for whose custody father and
mother are righting, is a charge at
the I'nion Mission on Aiken street.
So.uth Itoek Island, where she has
been for a year. Doth parents have
the privilege of seeing her there twice
About a year ago Donna C. ltuby
filed a bill of divorce in the Itoek Isl
and circuit court, charging drunken
ness and cruelty. The husband forth
with instituted a cross-bill, alleging
infidelity. I!ef re cither case was tried
Mrs. ltuby left the slat', taking up
residence at Iowa City, vvficre she was
given a divorce on similar grounds to
those that she charged in her bill on
file here. The court also awarded her
the custody of the child.
ltuby. learning of his wife's coup,
came into the local court and asked
for an immediate hearing of his cross
hill, which was allowed. It was shown
that Mrs. Kuby's divorce in Iowa must
have been secured through misrepre
sentation, us the laws of that state
make it necessary for one to be a res
ident of the state for a .year before an
action for divorce can be begun.
.Indge F. D. Itamsa.v. who presided
at the trial of Itnb.v's suit, according
ly allowed him a divorce and the cus
tody of the child. I'.ut when ltuby de
manded the delivery of the girl he
was met with a refusal. Hence the
habeas corpus proceeding.
K tllvvuy iet a New Trial.
lodge I-'. C. Craves today granted a
new motion of the defendant for a
new trial of the ease of M. A. Could,
of Moliuc. against the Tri-City Itail
way company. Could, it will be re
called, was given a verdict for l.-""0
damages against the company for in
juries alleged to have been received
in being ejected from a car in M line
iy a conductor.
Object to the I:l.
Francis Y. Keator and I'pshaw P.
Herd, of Aurora, who promoted the
construction of the Moline. Last Mo
bile Waterlown Kailway company,
late yesltrday afternoon filed in the
circuit court a suit to have declared
null and void the transfer, rccenlly
consummated. I the property of the
aforesaid company to the Mississippi
Valley Traction company, holding lhat
the transaction was carried on with
out their knowledge or consent, and
therefore being illegal, as they are
dockholders in the original enterprise
mil should have- been etlieially noti
fied of the meeting callcl to act on
The Moline. Fast Moline lV Wafer-
town railway was a few months ago
leased to the Mississippi Valley Trac
tion company, which thereupon execu
ted a trust deed or mortgage to the
inerican Trust - Savings bank to se
cure pa.vment of an issue of bonds of
the traction company. The under
standing was that Ihe proceeds of the
bond sale was to be used for Ihe ex
tension of the line, and further thaf
the holders of stock in the original
company were to receive certificates
of stock in equal amount in the trac
The court is also asked to appoint
receiver for all the property of the
Moline. Kast Moline v Watertown
railway and that the Mississippi 'al-
ey Traction company be -om pclled t o
ieliver over to said receiver all t no
property it look possession of under
the transfer, ami that an account iiir
f all profits since the lease be made.
I'he petitioners are owners of 1.V!
shares of stock in the Moline, Kast
Moline Watertown railway.
Plie defendants in the proceedings
ire the Molme. Kast Moline .vr Water-
town railway, the Mississippi Valley
l'raction company. C. II. Deere, .losh-
ua Male. I.yle I). Taylor. I-. W. Itank.
P.. F. Peek, (borge W. Wood. K. W.
Woo!eock and the American Trust A;
Savings bank. A. T. Kvving. li. Y
Craig and .1. T. Kcnvvorthy are attor
neys for the petitioners.
REYNOLDS BOY MISSING:
POLICE AID IN SEARCH
The Itoek Island police have been
isKed to aid in a search lor David llof-
lopeter, aged 17. who disappeared yes
terday morning from his home in
Reynolds, taking along with him a
horse and cart belonging to his fafh-
The latter visited the police today.
He stated that the boy had been pout
ing over some imaginary grievance
for it mouth, and while he did not
threaten to leave home, his parents
were not surprised when he turned
up missing yesterday.
He took two horses when he left.
but one of them he left at the home
of his grandfather, not far from his!
w n home. Yesterday afternoon the!
boy was seen in the village of Andn-'
lusia, but since then no track has been J
had of him. I
news all the time The
Suits and Overcoats,
Sweaters and Jersey Coats,
Canes and Umbrellas,
Hosiery and Handkerchiefs,
Hets esLnd Ceps,
Neckwear and Mvifflers.
At this store you will find
goods at popxilar prices.
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island. :
It is sometimes a tiille hard to select
presents that you are sure will please
the men folks. A pair r;f house slip
pers would be a very acceptable gift
to any gentleman, as it is something
he can enjoy right at home.
I We are now showing
a very large variety of
Men's Hoise Slippers
In Operas. J-'veretfs. Nulliiiers. and a
new style Holace. These are made up
in all kinds of leathers- Seal. Monkey
skin, Pa t n t Leather, Kid. Doiigola.
From such an extensive assortment
Mm can surely please "his" fancy.
The prices range from
Hath "Phones. '
Like to Read
Physicians say it's a bad habit. Maybe if is. I'.ut it's
a very pleasant one. And you can practice it to your
heart's content aboard the
Golden State Limited
Fur every berth in very one of its sleeping cars has an
individual berth light.
The (bdden State Limited is Ihe newest ami finest of
tram-continental train-:. Leaves Chicago and Kansas City,
daily. Iec. to April It. for Los Angeles. Santa P.arbara
and San Francisco. Southern route, by way of Fl Paso
and the Southern Pncilie. through a land where winter is
link now n.
Tickets, berths an! literature al thi4sotlice.
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS
DOUGLAS SHOE ?
75he Best Wearing,
T5he Best Looking Shoe on T5he Market.
J5he Most Honest
$3.00 to 4.50
Kvery pair absolutely
get the "Douglas" only at tlie
Square Deal" Shoe Store, 1
TAKK IILI K
. LA VELLE
: 207 W. Second St., Davanpor
50c to $3
F. H. PLUMMER,
c. r. a
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
BOYD. D. P. A., Davenport, Iowa.
warranted. You can
St. MOLIJVE, ILL.