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CHANGES ON ROAD
BUREAU MAY COME
Miss Bertha M. Hodsres. Wei
Shakeup in Official Family of the
Known Nurse. Dies at
Rock Island Favored by Publishers
Reck Island Soon to
of Weekly Magazine.
1HE ABGTTS 310XOAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1904
I Grocery Barg&ias
We have a small room with a large stock. In order to
make the room large and the stock small, we quote the
' following prices:
Granulated Sugar, r
22 lbs 1VU
Good Coffee, 7-
per lb C
Sifted Japan Tea,
Good Laundry Soap,
12 bars 4ZjC
3 boxes KXJC
Hmnford linking I'ow-
der, 1 lb. can mUC
Three cans of Corn C
Three cans of Tomatoes C .
Fancy California Hell- A f
flower apples, 1 peck..TvJC
Pest jiatent Flour, "X
per sack M.XJ
ci i s i:yj:ntfj:xti i str e et.
Old 'Phone, 211 Union !i
O New 'Phone, 5211.
and then it's all off.
HAD BEEN ILL THREE WEEKS
Carl Weber, an Old Resident. Passes
left of our 15-day
-ROCK ISLAND ILL
Miss l.ertha M. Hedges, of this city
c'ie l at 5:30 jesteruay morning at the
Moline hospital, where she had been
a paiient lor inree weeKs, an ;pera-
tion having been undertaken as a last
means or saving ner jne. .Miss hoc Res
was 42 years of age ana a native of
Dubuque. Iowa. She was a graduate
of the nurses' training school of St
.vninony s r.;spnai. naving oeen a
memuer oi one oi tne nrst classes
leaving that institution. Miss
Hodges is survived by her fath
er, James F. Hodges, and three
brothers and one sister: Mrs. I). F.
Flatau and II. J. Hodges, of Chicago:
I. J. Hodges, of Rock Island, an. I
Charles C. Hodges. Funeral services
were held at Trinity Episcopal church
ui z o ciock tins afiernron. I tie re
mains will be shipped tonight to Inde
pendence. Iowa, for interment.
'Mrs. Danlil Galoty.
Mrs. Daniel Guintv died last Thurs
day at her home in Seattle. Wash
from the effects of an operation. De
ceased was 3.' years of age and a na
tive of this citv. havinar left here onlv
Dee. 22 last to join her husband. Who
had preceded her a few months, at
Seattle, where he had gone to locate.
Mrs. Guint v is survived bv her mother.
Mrs. Mary Lambert, of Seattle, and
three sisters and five brothers: Mich
ael and Thomas and Kate and Anna
Lambert, of Seattle; Mrs. Ella Gil-
more, of ( hicaco: Georc-e an 1 William
Lambert, of this citv, and Larrv Lam
bert, of Moline. Durial will be at
Carl Weber died at his home, 112S
Ninth avenue, at !:.' o'clock Sunday
morning after a long suffering with
kidney trouble. Mr. Weber was born
in Germany and was CO years of age.
He had been a re.-ident of Hock Island
for the past 40 years. Desides his
widow he is survived by three sons.
Peter, George and Charlie, all of Hock
Island. The funeral will take place
at 10 o'clock Wednesday morninir
from the resilience.
Mr. G. Georgie.
Mrs. G. Georgie. of Sears, died at 12
o'clock -Saturday niirht after a short
illness with paralysis. Mrs. Georgie
was born in Saxony. Germany. snul
u . .years old. She was a resident
of Hock Island f( r 10 years, the fam-
ly moving to Sears about a year ago.
ISesides her husband she is survived
by three daughters and two sons.
They are Mrs. II. Troinmer. of Soutli
IJock Island; Minnie. Anna. Ernest
ml Walter, of Sear;-. The funeral
will be lwhl from the German M. E.
church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Mm Anna Mnlbrrn.
Mrs. Anna Mulhern died at the home
f her son. George Olson, i n Twenty-
fi'iiith street, at 2:2 yesterday morn
ing, of t lie intirmities of age. Mrs.
Mulhern was born in Xcrwav and was
I years old. I'ntil live years ago she
id made her home with her daugh
ter in Marom- ill, Iowa. Two mun
ind one daughter surie. They are
Mrs. Edward Murray, of Ma npiisv ille.
Iowa: Alfred, of C haffee. X. D.. and
George, of Rock Island. The funeral
uill be held from the home at 2 oclock
Tuesday a f term. on.
Victor Spear Von Mobr.
Victor Sear Von Mo.hr. son of .Mr.
ind Mrs. Albert Yn Mohr. died at
:;o this morning at the home of his
.rra nd pa rents. Mr. am) Mrs. .1. C.
Crook. Ill" Nineteenth street, after
in illness cf a few weeks with lung
fever. The child was years of age.
Announcement of the funeral will he
ELEVEN GET TURKEYS
AT MARLIN CLUB SHOOT
Eleven members of the Martin Rifle
club carried off turkeys at the shoot
held Saturday afternoon at the Elm
street range. Following are the
scores; Ely. :;; Giimnii. 3; Durham, 2;
Mit hell. 2; Harms. 2: .lunge. 2: W..II.
Decker. 1; Dr. (J. E. Decker, 1; Sperry,
1; II lipenstell. 1; Glenn. 1.
Coiner's Weekly. Which is published
in New York, is seeking a new loea
tion for its western distributing bu-
reau. and practically nas agreed on
Kock Island r.s the place. One of the
of the publication is e.ect-
11 be d e fi-
in a u age r:
ed to arrive in the city
week, when the matter w
nitely determined on.
1 here has been carrieu on some cor
res-pendence between the publishers
and Hock Island parties. The quar
ters to be secured ire to serve only
temprrarilv. as it is the intention of
the Colliers to build in the city that
will be selected as the permanent
home of the western bureau.
It Is said at least a two-story build
ing will be necessary to accommodate
the bureau, from which all distribu
tion and direction of work in the
western territory covered by the mag
azine will le conducted.
Dorn Aftf r the Latest.
E. F. Dorn. the merchant tailor, has
g tie east on business connected with
his establishment. He will look thor
oughly into the subject of spring ap
parel, both in materials and fashions,
and on his return will lx prepared to
sol-mit to interviews as to the latest
in the line in which he shines.
Nearly Forfeits Ilia Life.
A runaway almost ending fatally
started a horrible ulcer on the leg of
J. I?. Orner. Franklin Grove. 111. For
four years it defied all doctors and all
remedies. Hut Iincklen's Arnica Salve
had no trouble to cure him. Equally
good for burns, bruises, skin erup
tions and piles. 23 cents, at Hartz &
LTletneyer's drug store.
For Onr tMrry Toara
Mrs. AVinslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wild cobV. and
is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 25
cents a bottle.
J. W. Welch has returned from New-
Miss Jennie Moore, of Hanover, 111.,
is visiting Miss Sarah Montgomery.
Miss Margaret Attwater, of Iowa
City, is visiting friends in Hock Island.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Stevenson, of
Ihunham, Pa., are visiting in the citv
C. J. Larkin spent Sunday in Prairie
du (hien,Wis., with his daughter, Miss
Miss Florence O'XeiH lias returned
from a four months' trip to 'the Pa
L. W. Perry, superintendent of the
St. Louis division of the Purlington
road, is in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer A. Loeb and
child have returned to the city after
an extended star in Cincinnati.
Miss Hazel Frudenstcin. of St
Louis, has arrived in the city to visit
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
Henry Carse. John Ohlweiler and A
D. Huesing are attending the meeting
of the Illinois State l Sot tiers associa
tion at Peoria.
Edward Thiessa has arrived from
Hagley, Wis., to take charge of the
baggage room at the Milwaukee depot
in place of A. P. Graves, who has re
BEST BUILDINGS LOST:
MR. HAWKS ON THE FIRE
.v. w . Hawks, who lectures this ev
ening at Augustana- college, is from
tlaltimore. and this morm'fig'had a tele
gram from his son. who was employed
en the News, the plant of which was
destioved. stating that he was all
Mr. Hawks states that some of the
best buildings in the city fell before
the flames, and that .there were many
historical associations connected with
several of those destroyed. The tire
swept a vast area, the length of which
was fully 40 blocks.
"There are hundreds of structures
that could have been snared." said
Mr. Hawks. "In fact, the public-spirited
pernle if Ilaltimore havebeen
ping that lire would strike some of
these, but. as is always the case, it
was the hnildiiigs that were most
needed that were lost."
The Sun building, the lirst iron
structure erected in the country, and
which was thought to have been able
to resist any onslaught of the flames.
among those that were wrecked.
THIRD ANNUAL BALL 03? '
THE RAILWAY TRAINMEN
Imitations are out for tftt' third
iniiual ball of Tri-City lodge, 'No. C17,
Urothei hood of Hailwa v Trainmen.
which is to take place the evening of
Feb. 2. at the Hock Island Industrial
me. Isleuer's orchestra will furnish
the music. The committees in charge
of the dance are:
Executive II. G. Chalk, chairman:
H. C. Peters. G. C. Jenks. G. W. Hart,
I. O. Moses, E. Townsend.
Heception W. II. Geer. H. L. Hud
son. J. L. Eiimen, J. II. Hartnady. L.
ITampsoii. J. Erv.in. H, E. Lampliere.
J. I. Collistcr. W. E. Km ii swig. J. M.
Drown. E. E. Sexton. ('. (J. Davis.
Invitation .1. W. Miimina. II. Fitz
sinunons. A. Swanson. S. H. Drost, C. L.
Pollard. IS. Heverling. E. ISridgewater,
W. H. Tahan. E. I). Wreniu W. A. H.
Wool. ' "P
Floor Managers ('. A. Darling,
thief; J. F. Lisconi. assist a tit chief;
W. H. P.ryant. G. M. Elliott. E. Town
send. D. A. Campbell. F. E. Drown, T.
Dixon, H. T. O'DonneM. L. A. Dorman.
In the Circuit Court
Judge VI. C. Graves, who convened
the term of court of Henry county at
Cambridge today. left Kck Island
satitrdny without announcing his de
cision on the motions made in behalf
of J. W. Warr. indicted for embezzle
ment, for a reduction ,,f bond and a
change of venue. The judge will not
return here for four weeks, but inti
mated that in Ihe meantime he may
pass on the motions, as he took the
papers in both cases with him.
Jrrdge F. D. Harnsay will he here at
9 o'clock it morrow morning to recon
vene "the circuit court. The criminal
doeket will be taken up. and John Ol
sen, under indictment for rape, will
be the first one placed on trial. The
prosecuting witness in this case is
Hannah Gustafson. of Moline.
Subscribe for The Argus.
PROMOTION . FOR GREENOUGH
Becomes Superintendent of Cedar
Rapids Division Melcher
Ooes to Texas.
Several important changes in the
official family of the Hock Island are
said to have been determined upon,
and the announcements from head
quarters are expected before the end
of the week.
According to the new arrangement,
F. O. Melcher. superintendent of the
Illinois division, goes to the Choctaw,
Oklahoma Sr Gulf as general superin
tendent, his successor to be L. IS. Al
len, superintendent of the Cedar Hap-ids-.
H. P. Greenough. who was stationed
here as superintendent of the Hook
Island & Peoria roail before its ab
sorption by the Hock Island, is trans
ferred from the position of superin
tendent of the Amarillo division of the
Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf to super
intendent of the Cellar Hapids di
vision. His headquarters will be Ce
dar Hapids, where he will be under
H. S. Cable, with whom he was for
merly -'associated, and who is now
northern general superintendent for
the Hock' Island. This is a substantial
promotion frr Mr. Greenough.
W. (!. Hierd. trainmaster of the Illi
nois division, is to be transferred to
take the position left by Mr. Green
ough. Mr. Ilierd's successor is to be
A. W. Kelso, of Des Moines.
To Move Dlvinlon Offices Here
The understanding is that with
these changes in officials will go into
effect the order for the removal of
the office of the Illinois superintend
ent and the train dispatchers from
Chicago to Kock Island. After Feb.
l.", it is said, the operation of the Illi
nois division will be directed in its en
tirety from this city, the superintend
ent and the dispatchers to have their
quarters in the building east of the
Fifth avenue passenger station.
te for Nat irk.
A freigi-t transfer platform said to
be the largest in the United States
and calculated to handle all the trans
fer work for the Hock Island System
is ynder consideration by the otficials
of the road for Natick yard. If un
dertaken it will mean an area of many
thousand feet for moving freight, the
employment of a host of freight
handlers and the making of that place
the center of all the freight business.
This plan has been suggested as the
mvst feasible, use to which to devote
Natick yards when it is abandoned
for the larger yard to be installed at
New Shops. The centering of the
freight transfer business includes the
abandoning of Hock "Island and Dav
enport as transfer centers, also Kan
sas Citv, St. Joseph ami other points
where this work is now handled.
The plan will be to handle freight
going iu both directions at Natick,
breaking up mixed carloads and re
loading in complete carload shipments
for each destination. A similar
freight transfer is maintained by the
Hock Island .at. Purr Oak, and the
plan of the Minnesota transfer near
Minneapolis will be followed. The
chief business will be freight for the
west, southeast and northwest and
for points east.
LOCAL TOWN COLLECTOR
HAS SECURED HIS BOND
E. II. ISovvman received telegraphic
advices this afternoon from the Title
Guaranty Ai Trust company, of Scran-
ton, Pa., of which he is agent, advis
ing him of the execution of a bond
for. $4.s.r.,-( for William Pitman. Hock
Island township collector. The bond
is oue of the largest ever provided for
local collector or custodian of public
Or the Connecticut Mutual I.lfe Insurance
Company of Hartford. Conn.
The- Connecticut Mutual Life Insiir-
ince company, whose statement ap
pears in another column, has just en
tered upon -the yth year of its busi
ness career. It has iu force policies
iggregating $ir.;.5(l4..'i0). divided
imong TO.i.VI policy holders. Hack of
thenr as a tower of safety the com-
any sUows assets of fiJl.O.'C'i.j.'i. and
i surplus of practically $4.f.r,0,0IM. So
onservatively has the company been
managed that the ratio of expenses
to receipts has been but 0.28 per cent.
During the life of the company it has;
received from policy holders $227,-
547. S7. and has returned to them
$227.1 1S.14. or 'J'.t.'J per cent of all that
has been paid in.
Ritenmatlam Cared la tl Hour
T. J. Blaekmore. of Haller & Plack-
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says:11 A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours; I took to my bed with
rheumatsm nine' months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had five of the
best phj-sicians in the city, but I re
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be fvhat it
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending it to other poor suffer-
ers. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Kock Island; Gust Schle
gel & Son, 220 West Second street.
Subscribe for The Argus. '
1j Off all heavy Gloves and
Off heavy Wool Under-
jL Off 1all heavy Overcoats,
f Off all heavy Men's Suits
Off all heavy Boys' and
SUMMERS LA VELLE
1S04 Second Avenue, Hock Island. 207 West Second St., Davenport
WatcK the Conservative
Bviyer of Shoes
The Imyerwlio, wlien spending $1 invests
where it brings the
Most R.eal Shoe Value,
Not the one who 1 my -worthless shoes just
because then are cheap, and you will Und
nine out of ten buying these shoes at the
stoic noted for Up-to-Date a.nd Perfect
This week and next any pair of ladies $3
DOLLY BROS. 307 TWENTIETH 8T
Telephone Union 721
Men's Shoes 52.50 and $3.50
203 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone North 6281
Harbingers of Spring Styles
We have an attractive display in trim
med millinery for immediate wear. . Among
them we have the smartest(street hats from
Johnson's, New York; Gage's and Ascher's,
Chicago; and Hanlon's, St. Louis, and we
feel that we have the most representative
styles of each of these houses.
Brandenburg Milliivery Store,
Corner Twentieth St. and Fourth Ave.
ST O P At 1536 "SMOKER." for
11 HJ Br your Papers, Magazines
,--, ,.,-,l.l.,:5SCT svndiCigars.
1 St. Louis Sporting News.
The Smoker, 99
Hildcbrairtdt (Q. Cash. You Know T5he Boys.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK i
7 KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral' orf Ileal Estate Security.
OFFICERS , , DIRECTOR.
J. M. I'uford, President.
John Crubaiib, Vice President.
J P. Green a wait, Cashier. H. P. Hull,
4 Ilegan the business July 2, 1890, E. W. Hurst,
2 inu occupying' S. E. corner of . John Volk
4 Mitchell & Lynde's new building. Solictors Jacknon and Hurst.
I:. IS. Cable, P. Groenawalt
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
J. M. Buf ord,