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THE AKGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1904
ARE NEAR DEATH The Campaign THE WORKING OUT
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I This Store
Seautirf ul New Line
It is said that when it came to wire
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Pfaff and
Mrs. Mary Schneider Found
Unconscious in Home.
Of the Intrigue Involving- Both
pulling Tom Jenkins was there with
The Laurel Forty-five club has in
dorsed the candidacy of Capt. O'Con
nor for alderman from the Third
HAD INHALED HARD COAL GAS
THE FORMER'S CANDIDACY
There's a Reason
rhln.k It Over!
The Union is in search of someone
to write the life of Tom Jenkins, re
Discovered in Nick of Time by Board
er Calling to Have His
How David Don Was Sacrificed and
for What Par
pose. publican candidate for alderman in
Will these prices
Pancake FJ'Uir, f'.r Qf
25c, or per ! wUb
Shields bes.t flour, 1 IK
Ilest leaf lan!, 10r
per pounl lUl
Calumet baking jmwiifr, Qflrt
1-pound can UC
Malta Ceres Iire;ikfat fr
Food, per pky ww
Cero Fruito I'rrakfaht C
Fool, per pkfr Ow
Swedish aiu-lioies, p
per pound OG
Parlor matches, "Ifln
per doz. boxes IUC
Scrap tobacco, nr
Star tobacco, A9t
per pound t1
Stronghold toiiacco, yi Q
per pound tC
Martin's Navy tobacco, Q
per pound Tfc.C
Veast Foam, q.
yer package , OC
Pan Cake Flour, Ofin
three packages JC
Quaker Oats, nr
three packages UU
Pioneer Cesh Grocer.
New 'Phone 5217. Old 'Phone 1217
I TTF it's the poorly made, out of 5
shape, ill-fitting suit you
want we cannot do business $
5 with you
7 m .M .1
TJ f iliL'Y,
? the vri tNnv
ROCK ISLAND IUL
Baseball and Bat Free
with Children's Suits,
$1.50 up not a toy Ball
L'needa lli.-cuit, per OO
do, pkg OOC
Six pounds' OC
Three pounds large nr
Navy Lean., hand picked, IE
two quarts for IOC
Scotch peas, IE
two q.iarts IOC
Corn Starch, per r
l'.est Lima beans, - lbs OC
r:-li. can rhubarb 5fj
I lakers chocolate, nn
)'T 11 LyJG
'.' cans CoUIen Wax nr
iM'ans for buw
Dates, per r-
Dried peaches, per r-
l'needa biscuit, per M
Canadian sap ma pie. syrup, in
per gallon I I U
15c mixed candy, r-
per 11 OC
Two tons of fancy candy to be
sold at wholesale prices and less
for the next 10 da vs. I
IU'T IF YOU WANT A SUIT MA 1)1' Z
ON HONOK, MADR RIGHT, OXB
THAT WILL RETAIN ITS SI I ATE AS
LONG AS VOL" WISH TO WEAK IT,
LININGS, TRIMMING AND WORK-
. tllVClllll TIM.' T 1 J 'I' VlflYI'V WITT
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This is the store ?
WE POSITIVELY (Jl'AP.ANTEE
EACH AND EVEIJY SUIT FROM $13
TO To K ETA IN ITS SI! ATE."
Mr. an J Mrs. Charles Tfatt antl Mrs.
Mary SchneMer. the latter's mother,
were found iinironscious from coal
gas in their home, 2616 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, at S:30 o'clock this
In half an hour, the jihysieians who
wtre summoned to administer to
them stated, all would have been dead.
Their lives were spared through the
discovery of M. Kramer, who is
employed by Mr. I'falT, the latter of
whom is a plastering1 contractor.
Kramer takes hi meals at the Pfaff
home and rooms in another part of
the neighborhood. He called at the
above mentioned hour to have break
fast. When he opened the rear door
he was nearly stifled by the fumes of
yas that issued from the rooms.
Mr. and Mrs. l'faff occupied one
room and Mrs. Schneider one adjoin
ing. It is a one-.-tory cottage. Kra
mer called to I'falf. but received no
response. Approaching the bed in
which lay he and his wife he saw that
both were barely breathing. Mrs.
Schneider was in the fame condition.
Neighbors were called in ami phy
sicians telephoned for. Dr.1 F. 1).
l'aul arrived first and soon was .join
ed by Dis. V. H. Ludewig. S. II. Hall
and K. M. Sala. At noon Mr. and Mrs.
I'fatT showed signs of returning con
sciousness, anil were pronounced out
of danger. Mrs. Schneider, on ac
count of her advanced years, was not
making such satisfactory headway,
but there are hopes that she will come
out of her experience all right.
Stove Door Opened by Explosion.
The only explanation for the fumes
escaping from the stove is that an ex
plosion of the coal during the night
blew- open one of the doors. When
this occurred no one can state, as the
three persons found almost asphyxia
ted were the only ones n the house.
Fortunately Mr. I'faiT. on retiring
last night, had failed to lock the back
door, for had Kramer found the house
closed when he called this morning he
might have turned away, taking it
for granted that there was no one at
WRONG DOG IS RETURNED:
VANDAELE ASKS DAMAGES
Kdward Van Dade, of Moline. ship
ped a dog by the American Kxpress
company to Danville, 111. Knroute
the animal broke out of the crate and
escaped. The company had a search
instituted and recovere 1 what was
supposed to be the same dog that had
gotten away. It was returned to Van
Daele. Hut t h latter said it was not
the right canine, lie figured his- loss
at .:!.". The company refused to set
tle, claiming that the escape of the
dog was due to the carelessness of
Van Daele in closing the crate, hav
ing left one of the lath unsecured.
Van Daele brought suit to recover i he
damages asked, ami it was called for
trial in the county court this morn
ing. Axel Kohler appears for Van
Daele and "!. W. Wood for the ex
JEWISH PEOPLE OBSERVE
FEAST OF THE PASSOVER
Today eopIe of the .Jewish faith
ire observing the feast of the Pass
over, commemorating the deliverance
of the .lewish people f rom the bond-
ige of F.gypt. The feast began at
sunset last night and ends at sunset
tonight. Most of the Jews, whether
orthodox or not, observe it bv eating
matoh." a sort of bread baked with
out leaven or salt and kneaded bv a
rabbi. The Passover tneat of (he or
thodox must be "kosher," killed with
the sacrificial knife of the jabbi.
March .'!(). Margarefla Conrad fo
( harles F. Valentine, lot It. Heinrich's
subd'v .. out lot 1'. ' ... si'', :;, 17. 2w.
Anna 15. Ibjnsoii to D. W. Warnock.
se4 1.1, 17. "w. and e ID ai res sw'i I.j.
17. Jvv, 1.
D. W. Warnock to C. O. Hanson.
se' i 1. 17. Jvv. and c i acres sw t 1.1.
17. Sw, $1.
Month With l'ollre.
There were ::'. arrests by the Kock
Island police department in March.
Of the number -1 were state cases and
is city case.-. The charges were as
follows: Disorderly conduct. 24; lar
ceny. 7; vagrancy. 2: drunkenness. 2;
assault witli le;iiv weapon. driv
ing on sidewalk. 2. There were 37 am
bulance calls and 2.1 wagon calls.
l'here were lO tramps given lodging.
Pural. W. W. Wilson, collector
Total tax charged. $'.,SS3.82; delin-
pient. 510.G.1; collected. f'J24.17; col
lector's commisi n. $1.4: balance
lue county crllector, $1.u72.r;s.
Stops more pain, relieves more suf
fering, prevents more heart aches and
discuses than any other remedy.
That's what Hollister's Hocky Moun
tain Tea will do. 33 cents, in tea or
tablet form. T. II. Thomas, pharmacist.
Will a candid public please pass
iudgment as to whether John Loonev
is a leader in the democratic party or
a leader in the Union omce.
Question, who were they trying to
dump in the riith, -Micnaei 1. or
(ieorge L? Now let Morris and Sehmid
have a meeting before tomorrow
James II. I.amont, L. X. Ponrdeau
and Edwin Ward will make creditable
members of the county board. (.Jive
them jour vote for assistant super
Hilly TrefiC has his opponent on the
run in the Fifth. There is not
any doubt as to his reelection.
It's only a question of how big his
majority will be.
The I'nion says that Kennedy wa
always against Looney "officially.
l es, aim so was rim .vinier aim so
was the I'nion until Miller and his
men took up with Looneyism.
They say when Cap'n O'Connor gets
out with the boys down there in the
Third he doesn't care any more for a
dollar than he does for his right arm.
That's what makes him so popular.
William Kennedy's withdrawal from
politics as announced a few weeks
ago in the I'nion didn't last long, l'.ill
was building for the future and he
thought he saw better things ahead.
For a man who has already been
awarded the flag as a winner by the
opposition paper, Otto I'.irkel is still
making things lively for his opponent
in the nldermanie race in the Third
II. W. Ward will keep the wants of
the Second ward before the city coun
cil when he is elected a member of
that body, lie is a keen and active
business man and has the qualities
that make a first class alderman.
A meeting of the democratic' city
township committee was held at the
Hock Island house la.-t evening. Chair
man Cavauaugh presiding. The work
of the campaign was outlined, and
plans made for the success of the en
M. W. Patties has had experience as
a member of the county board. As
the candidate for supervisor on the
democratic ticket he should receive a
splendid majority. He is popular with
all classes, lie is a long-time resident
(Ieorge W. Henry in the otlice of as
sessor will give the people a change
they have long desired. When you
send Mr. Henry into that office you
are not breaking in a green hand. He
is familiar with the duties and will
look after them in a manner that will
be satisfactory to all interested.
Otto If. liirkel is assured of reelec
tion as alderman in the Third ward
by the biggest majority that has been
rolled up by a candidate there in
years. The people of his ward appre
ciate his work in the council in their
behalf and they propose keeping him
There should be more .voting blood
in the municipal assembly. That is
the way the voters feel in the Sixth
ward, and for that reason they have
decided to send Frank M. I.awler to
the council from lhat ward. He is
one of the representative young men
of the ward.
Can an.vone advance a good, logical
reason why Frank Kobbitis, who has
started A inly Christcnsen on one ald-
ermanic race in Hie s-ixth ward,
should always be picking the candi
dates for the republican party? I
Kohbins the steering committee for
the whole east en. I?
There an republicans in good stand
ing in Rock Island who are in position
to suggest to the I'nion. if so inclined.
that while it is out trying to hcat
John Looney in the councils of th
regular democratic party that has re
pudiated him by act and resolution, it
might leave somebody at home to
watch its own otlice.
John P. Sexton should receive the
support of every taxpayer in the
Fourth ward. As a successful busi
ness man he can be relied upon to
give his ward the representation it is
entitled to. It is one of the impor
tant sections of the city and should
have a level-headed man to look after
Which, is more apt to appeal to a
fair-minded citizen in the pending
campaign, the paper that talks from
fact or the one that indulges entirely
in innuendo. The Argus is against
Looney and anyone in either party
who is associated with him politically.
and is willing to explain whv. Where
is the I'nion on this proposition?
If the self-respecting residents of
the Fifth ward are interested in get
ting1 Straightforward representation j
The Union, in its efforts to disabuse
the public mind of the interest that
Looney has in the election of Kennedy
to the office of supervisor as a part of
the systematically arranged plan to
land the latter in the office of sheriff,
seems to overlook quite a number of
things with which the eople of Rock
Island irrespective of polities must be
more or less familiar.
One cf tljese is that the existence
of the deal involving both Kennedv
and Looney was so apparent to repub
licans in Kennedy's own ward as far
back as the Yates-Lorimer fight in the
county that there was in the field in
the republican primary in the Sixth
ward at that time a ticket of dele
gates to the county convention, pub
lished and known us the "anti-Loonev-
Still another fact that the I'nion
pretends to ignore is that in the city
township convention that nominated
Kennedy for the office of supervisor
the delegations selected by Looney
Still another circumstance that the
I'nion endeavors to lose sight of is
that it was the delegates so selected
by Looney s work in republican pri
maries, forced David Don. who had
made a splendid record in the county
board, off the track for renomination
in order that way might be made for
the nomination of Kennedy as the
stepping1 stone to the office of sherilT.
Mlnleadljiff the Pa hit.
And still another strange coinci
dence, which it must be admitted now
bears somewhat on the case, is found
in the fact that in order to keep the
mind of the republican party gener
nlly off Kennedy, and thus prevent the
premature discussion of his alliance
with Looney, the I'nion was made to
announce sonic weeks ago that Aid.
Kennedy had decided to withdraw
from politics. And yet long before
this announcement appeared in the
columns of the morning paper the
combine had been formed to throw
David Don off the township ticket and
nominate Kennedy in his stead. Was
the I'nion duped into making the an
nouncement, or was it in the deal?
EASTERN EDUCATOR TO
SPEAK TO CITY TEACHER
Dr. Preston W. Search, an eminent
eastern educator and president of
Clark university, of Worcester,-Mass.,
has been engaged by the city teach
ers to deliver an address at the high
school Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
on the topic. "A Panible With Sir
Walter Scott." The public will be
welcome. The exhibit of the Kock
Island scheo.s for the St. Louis fair,
which is nearly complete, will be on
exhibition at the high school Satur
ANNUAL EASTER BALL OF
RETAIL CLERKS' UNION
'Hie Retails Clerks union. No. .111.
will give its annual Faster ball Tues
day evening, April .1. at the Industrial
Home hall. I he committee in charge
is II. McCartnev. O. Priester. Kd Sun-
deen. J. Ritze. X. Anthonv. (',. Thur-
nian, K. (ioldsmith, R. Kennedy.
in tlu- city council they should take
no stock in "scrap iron" politics that
ire worked only with an eye to selfish
interests and gang rule in the city
hall anil elsewhere. William Trefz
stands for clean politics. Where is
Loonev. when "scrap iron" is at stake?
"The Life anil Deeds of Tom Jen
kins," edited by Phil Miller, with bio
graphical notes by various members
of th' police department, will, it is
said, shortly make its appearance. It
will be followed bv another valume
entitled "How Jenkins Lost His Job."
or the mystery of the slack wire man.
Roth will make interesting reading for
residents of the Fourth ward who
want to know exactly who Tom Jen
John C. Auld deserves lecliou to
the otlice of township collector. For
tune has not smiled on Jack as it
might have had he been allowed the
enjoyment of good health that was
once his. Physical break down neces
sitate;! his retirement from railroad
work, in which he was engaged for
years, having been one of the most
p pillar ticket punchers on the Rock
Island - Peoria. It would be a grace
ful compliment on the part of the
voters of the city to elect him to the
"Just in the nick of time pur little
boy was saved" writes Mrs. W. Wat
kins of Pleasant City, O. "Pneumonia
had played sad havoc with him and a
terrible cough set in besides. Doctors
treated him, but he grew worse every
day. At length we tried Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, and
our darling was saved. Ile'g now
sound, and welf." Everybody ought
to know, it's the only sure cure for
Coughs, Cold and all lung1 disease.
Guaranteed by Hartx fc dlemey,,
druggists. Price 50c and $1.00. Trial
Handsomely designed Rockers for
the parlor, library, den and bed
room, finished in Mahogany,
- Golden Oak, Weathered Oak,
lireh, etc. These are strictly goods
of quality, but they range in price
from the very lowest to the medi
um and high.
a.ve You Seeiv Our Rug
Better come at once and see it at
its best. The assortment we show
will. surely -please yovi. We want
you to see the line, then you'll
know you can do much better by
buying of us.
Furniture & Carpet
123-125 West Third Street. Davenport, la.
That Look Well
APK A II A 1MTV. WIIKX YOU S K K ().T THAT LOOKS
PA IITIC U LA 1 1 LY WELL, Till CHANCES A HE THAT IT
TlllTY ALWAYS LOOK.
UP. THE FINEST ( OYE1ITS
AND THE PUR E IS LOW.
S0MMEHS m. LA VELLE
1804 Second Avenue, Kock Island.
To make it an object to you to begin your
papering earl3 regardless of the weather,
we otf'er until March 25 ONLY
A Great Discount of 25 per ct.
1-4 off for Next 10 Days
on any paper in stock, awl many of the new
papers aie here. Also many Special 1 Jar
gains. Remnants of 1 or 2 Rooms, One-Half Price.
500 Rolls Kitchen Psvper only 3c.
1,000 Rolls Bedroom Pa.Der only 3c.
Come aLnd See the New 1904 WoJl Pa.pers.
Adaums Wall Pamper Co.,
H W. WARD. Mgr.
D. WINTER. .
Wholesale Dealers in PUKE WINES AND LIQUORS
CELEBRATED COLFAX MINERAL
Manufacturers cf WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS.
161S-16U Third Afeaof, Rock Island. IlL
IT'LL OK STYLE AND C.ET
(JO INTO THEIII MAKE,
310-12-14 20th St.