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THE AEG US, MONDAY, APRIL., 18, 1904.
C. C. Swisher, Senator
COMING FROM ALEDO
Dragged From Train at
Viola by Four
i 1 1 1
C. C. Kwlsher, of Moline, chairman
f the democratic senatorial commit-
tt-e of the Thirtv-third. district, was
ju!!e;l out of a passenger coach
the Burlington road at Viola, Mercer
county, on his way home from the
democratic senatorial convention at
Alerfo Saturday afternoon by four
toiiirhs. Mipiiosecl to be residents of
Viola, taken to the sH of the track
opposite the depot and beaten into
insensibility. So quickly, and at the
same time, s quietly, was the out
rage committed, that the conductor on
the train oid not realize what had hap
pened and had ghcn tho signal to the
enginerr to pull out from the station,
when a physician, who was ou the
train and had witnessed the assault
called his attention to the affair, and
the conductor and brakeman, going
around to the outside of the train,
found Mr. Swisher unconscious. He
wur-s place, 1 on the train, and under
the medical en re of the physi
cian was restored to consciousness
nnd brought to his home at Moline.
Ue has since been confined to his bed.
is seerely wounded about the
head and neck and face, where there
are evidences that a rock or .some
blunt instrument was used by the das
lards who committed the crime. It
was necessary to take four stitches in
the upper lip.
The motive T '): riitif ,
i nknown, but .t is .n.!ei:
Mercer county authorities will
dearor to ferret, out the perpetrators
of the deed an'l bring ti.in to justice.
The case s-eems to be one for the Mer
cer county grand jury to take in
hand, in order that the entire circum
HtancoH surrounding the outrage be
Protested Arralum Moxriluiulniu.
In view of the fact that the basis of
the arguments raised by the Mercer
county papers for the action of the
democratic senatorial committee was
the hoodlum tactics that were em
ployed in the vain effort to prevent
the straight democrats in Hock Island
from holding their city-township con
vention this spring were such that the
o ly safe place to hold a democratic
convention of any kind was in Mercer
county, it- s-iems proper to remark
that it has been developed that there
is a hoodlum element of a dangerous
character in Mercer county, too. And
it is about time that the party
Ihcre was adopting the same methods
that hate been taken up by the party
here, of weeding it out.
It need hardly be said that there
could have bt;en no circumstance de
veloped in the proceedings at Aledo
Saturday to justify resort to violence,
much less the riotou affair that oc
curred at Viola. There may have leeii
some feeling in certain part of the
district and in Mercer county over the
extraordinary action ou the part of
the friends of Mr. Cot ke in going to
the extremes that were adopted to
make certain of his renomination.
This sentiment was developed in the
democratic county convention, but
there was nothing on the surface to
indicate that the spirit of ruffianism
was to crop out in -so intense a form
later in the day.
To Kepodlate Mas Convention
In the county convention which pre-,
ceded the senatorial convention, after
the nominations for the county ticket
had loen made. V. K. Wilmerton, a
delegate, moved that delegates be se
lected Jo the senatorial as well as the
sate and congressional conventions.
This was a direct slap at the mass
convention c:illcl by the senatcrinl
rommittee and hn.l it carried vvouIJ
have placed the sea! of disapproval of
the Mercer county democrats on the
senatorial committee's move. The
convention, however, promptly sat
down upon the motion, and delegates
were selected only to the state and j
congressional conventions, William
Prentiss, of Chicago, formerly of
Mebonough county, being indorsed
The proceedings of the senatorial
convention which nominated George
A. Cooke, of .T.ledo, for the legislature.
were given in Saturday's At gut.
GOOD WOEK THAT WOMAN'S
RELIEF AUXILIARY IS DOUG
(By Mrs. C. E. Cleland.)
The woman's relief auxiliary to the
Granl Army of the Kepublic is the
largest beneficent and patriotic organ
ization of women in the world, num-l-ering
now almost 150.000 members.
Organized in lsb.'J, following a call of
Commander-in-Chief Paul Van Der
Voort, with a small band of charter
members, it has grown to magnificent
pro-portions, in numbers and influence,
and in the streams of bounty which
have been poured out through the
treasury in many channels. The
strongest and best women of the na
tion have been proud to have their
names upon its rolls. All loyal wo
men are eligible to membership in the
Woman's Kelief corps. Its aims and
objects as found in rules and regula
tions are as follows:
To especially aid and assist the
Grand Army of the Republic, and to
perpetrate the memory of their hero
To assist such union veterans as
need our help and protection, and to
extetid needful aid to their wives and
orphans. To find them homes and em
ployment, ami assure them of sym
pathy and friends. To cherish and
emulate the deeds of our arm nurses,
and of all loval women who rendered
loving service to our country in her
hour of peril.
To maintain true allegiance to the
United States of America; to incul
cate lessons of patriotism and love of
country among our children and in
the communities in which we live; and
encourage the spread of universal
liberty and equal rights to all.
This organization was the first to
introduce the salute to the flag in the
public school ami to make the obser
vance of Fag day general, by prepar
ing and carrying out suitable pro
There are two salutes to the flag
taught in the schools, the one for the
oliTer scholars being: I pledge allegi
ance to my flag and to the republic for
which it stands; one nation mdivisi
ble. with liberty and justice for nil.'
The other is taught the younger pu
pils. an! is: "1 give my hand and my
heart to God and mv country; one
country, one language, one flag."
The Woman's Relief corps is a na
tionnl organization and owns nnd
operates the National Relief Corps
Home, Madison, Ohio. It is in posses
sion or the .vnoersonviiie prison
grounds, which it has converted into
i national park. Through its influ
ence several states have placed mon
uments there and every year, especial
ly upon Memorial day, it is visited
Fur the year ending June 30, 190.1,
the national treasurer has expended.
r V. 17. C Home. $?.7:?2.17; for dec
tora'iiti ..f -, i":ers arriv'-s in the
(.it I. i . ; '. T . ' ' : for the Kansas flood
sufferers. .-(: for the .McKsnlev me
morial .fl.OOO; for relief. $150,709.19.
The niitiil er of persons assisted has
!.e n to.m.
In the organization there are 2,900
The total expenditure lasf year in
the order amounted to $:'0,5S7.'f and
there nre no liabilities.
Since the organization of the W. R.
('.. there has been expended $2.0L-'i".-.:.!.
To every loyal woman there is n
hearty invitation given to join this
band of e arnest workers.
FORGETS TO DRESS
Joseph Rathburn Found Wander
ing on Fifth Avenue in
GIVEN RIDE IN THE PATROL
Brother Comes for Him With a Suit
This Morning, Taking Him
Back to Moline.
Joseph Rathburn, in a fit of mental
aberration, left his home in Molint
last nisht. fore-ettin? to dress. He
was found at Fifth avenue, between
Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh
streets, by Policeman Hardy Hetter.
The only clothing Rathburn had o
was his underwear. He was hurried
t it the station in the patrol and the
officers hunted him a pair of trousers
and shoes and put him to bed for the
He had gained' his equilibrium this
morning and returned home with his
brother, with whom he lives in Mo
line. and who brought him a suit of
clothine to the station. Rathburn is
35 years of age.
Take Offense at Brother.
Last evening he was whistling and
singing in his room, and kept at it so
long it became annoying to the other
members of the family who were try
ing to get asleep. He was requested
to desist by his brother. He appears
to have taken offense, for he was
found missing this morning.
FRIENDS GIVE FAREWELL
PARTY TO MISS A. NELSON
Miss Amanda Nelson, who leaves to
morrow for Colorado, was given a
farewell surprise by a party of friends
Saturday evening at her home on Sev
enth avenue and Twenty-seventh
street. Miss Nelson was presented a
fine traveling case in remembrance of
the occasion. Oscar Johnson made
the presentation speech. The evening
was devoted to games, and refresli
ments were served.
There's a Different-.
Perhaps the word "tonic" is more
often abuses! and twitted from its
original meaning than any other in
the Knglish tongue. It is used to
characterize liate"vcr temporarily
spurs or excites the svstem without
regard to its lasting benefits.
A well-known medical writer lately
salJ: A real tonic builds instead of
booming, strengthen instead of ex
citing; it feeds instead of frightening.
A tonic, in the true sense, is a food, a
nutrient. It must nourish."
That is why a malt tonic a true
malt tonic is ideal. It supplies not
only the vitalizing effect, but the food,
the up-building elements.
A great many dark-colored beers
are christened '"malt tonics," but they
lack the food elements aud the recon
Malt-Nutrine. the product of Anheuser-Busch
Brewing association, St.
Iouis, is a tonic that is rich in nutri
ment, and a builder-up.
It is especially valuable to convales
cents, nursing mothers and those who
have need of an effective tonic that
will be retained by the most delicate
Its acceptance and use in the prac
tice of America's most eminent and
successful physicians, and the great
and continued demand for it at drug
gists" and greers by whom it is sold
the country over, proves conclusively
its merit and popularity.
Malt-Nutrine is served at the lead
ing health resorts and summering
Fair tonight and Tuesday,
no decided change in temper
ature. J. M. SIIERIER,
at 2:30 p. m. 58.
7 a.m. 41;
Zazaro. Union cigar.
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
The city council meets tonight.
Factory ,shoe sale. Dolly Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
$3.65 for $3 shoes at Adams' sale.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's
Spencer & Tref z for 'bus or express,
$2.2'J for $3 men's shoes at Adams'
$2.45 for ladies' $3.50 shoes at Ad
$2 for $3 ladies' oxfords at Adams'
Blue grass and clover seed at Passig
For real estate and insurance. E. J.
.t;.7( for $3.50 men's shoes at Ad
.1..V) for $2 ladies exfords at Ad
Von nre getting great values at Ad
$1 for $1.50 misses' shop, 12 to 2, at
$2 for $3 values in ladies shoes at
Biggest silk bargains of the year at
AicCabe's this week.
Carpet cleaners. Rock Island Rug
company, both 'phones.
All kinds of new package seed, two
for 5 cents, at Passig Bros.
Black ami colored silks way under
price at Mc-Cabc's this week.
liny your carpet, wall paper and
paints at Young Sr McCombs.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Petersen's, 1314 Third avenue.
Spring handle brooms and spring
handle carpet whips at Wilehcr's.
Special voile suits, exceptional val
ues 3-.I.75, at Young & McCombs.
Walline & Hamilton, express and
transfei. Old "phone 10(, new 5ss4.
M. & K. are nicely prepared to save
vou from $3 to $5 on your spring suit.
For tin and furnace work, see II. T.
Siemon. 152ft Fourth avenue, union 2S3.
Trees for sale at Davenport nur
sery, near postoflice, Davenport, Iowa.
Dollar creje de chine short lengths
for 4U cents at the big silk sale now on
It would le folly to pay $1 or $19.50
for an H. S. A M. suit that M. K. are
selling at $15.
Cleaning, pressing, repairing and
dyeing. New Pantitorium club, 1909
Now is the time to have your lawn
mower sharpened at rieuigs ueiore
the rush roines.
Millinery in a great variety of styles
and shapes at reasonable prices at
Young & McCombs.
The Union Electric Telephone com
pany has installed a private exchange
at the Woodmen building.
Dr. Marshall, of the Chicago Dental
company, was aide to ue at nis omce
today after a severe illness.
The Union Mission Aid society meets
at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon at the
mission home on Aiken street.
Clean white clothes are a sign that
the hoiisekecer uses Red Cros Ball
Blue. Large 2 oz. package. 5c.
Do your clothes look yellow? If so
use lieu Cross isall Ulue. it will make
them white as snow. 2 oz. package 5c.
Theodore Peterson, a former 2ry
goods merchant, suicided by hanging
in his barn at Davenport this after
noon. He was 67 years of age. He
leaves a wife and four children. Poor
health was the cause.
The carpenter business of Nic Juhl
will be continued by II. Juhl and o.
Lohse during Mr. Juhl's absence
.The Cora Tanner, steam launch of
the local division of Naval Reserves,
was placed in the water yesterday afternoon.
A lawn mower to be sharpened right
must be ground by experienced hands.
If you take it to t lebig s you are sure
to be satisfied.
Mrs. Laura Douson, who has been
seriously ill for two weeks at her
home. 1219 Third avenue, was reported
Dr. P. F. Purdue, 1716 Second ave
nue. Old 'phone at office, both 'phones
at residence. Hours, 9 to 12 a. m., and
2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Buy an $1S II. S. - M. suit for $15
or a $15 II. S. & M. suit for $12.50. and
lots of good, serviceable all wool suits
at $7.50. $s.9l) and $10. M. K.
Try steam-dried fertilizer for lawns,
gardens, truck gardens aud farms. In
100-pound and ton lots. Twin-City
Rendering company, 'phone west 1403.
Fay Haw c camp 2S1. R. N. A., will
give a card party and dance at Wood
men hall tomorrow evening. Admis
sion, 15 cents, including refreshments.
Mrs. Henry Kramer, who underwent
an operation at St. Anthony's hospi
tal, has been removed to her home,
210 Thirteenth street. She is recover
People evidently know a good hiiig
when they see it there was quite a
raid on those fine H. S. & M. suits
which M. & K. have placed on sale at
$12.50 to $15.
Surely there are none better and
few quite as good as the S. II. & M.
make, and when you buy $1S and
$19.50 suits for $15 you should grab
the opportunity. M. it K.
Simon Lewis has some' excellent un
fermcnted wine bottled, in quarts and
pints which Ue is selling at a very low-
price just now. it is a home-made
product and makes an excellent sum
The entire stock that Summers has
on hand will and must positively be
sold by May 1. as he intends to close
his store by that date. This is your
opportunity to buy good goods cheap.
Remember the place, 322 Twentieth
William Ley re r and Miss Ida Schmidt,
oth of Cedar Rapids, were married
by Justice Roddewiir in Davenport
'aturday afternoon. The. young peo
ple will make their home in this city.
l'he groom is employed by the Rock
Island Brewing company.
A delegation of members from St.
Paul lodge. Knights of Pythias, goes
to Moline this evening to assist in the
conferring of the third degree on a
lass of candidates. The members
vvi!l meet at 7: 3d at Wright's shoe
store and go as a body.
"The Twentieth Century Novelties."
the entertainment arranged by Rock-
Island lodge No. IS, J. (). O. V.. takes
place this evening at Odd Fellows hall.
It promises to be the most enjoyable
affair of its kind ever given under the
auspices of the lodge. Dancing will
The entire stock that Summers has
on hand will and must positively be
sold by May 1. as he intend.s to close
his store, by that date. This is your
opportunity to buy good goods cheap.
Remember the place, 322 Twentieth
Dr. Henry Eyster Jacobs, dean of
the Lutheran seminary at Philadel
phia, lectured on "Foreign Missions"
at Augustana college chap"l last even
ing before a large and interested au
dience. During- his stay in the city
Dr. Jacobs was entertained at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Kyster.
The 47th anniversary of the Rock
Island Turner society was celebrated
at Turner hall Saturday evening. Six
ty-five members with their ladies were
present. The address was delivered
by John- Koiiosky, the president, afler
which there was an athletic exhibition
on the stage. There was dancing, and
supper was served.
Moth Balls, lb 5c
per box 1 0C
Cedar Flakes, best
moths, box. .16c
STORE CLOSES AT 530 EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SATURDAY.
I iii 1 1 bj
O) i t-
THIRD AVENUETH ROUGH TO SECOND
Ammonia, bot. Be
Elastic Cleaner (or
etc 1 2
A MOST WONDERFUL SILK SALE
A GREAT SURPRISE
liE have just secured some of the greatest Silk Bargains ever brought to the tri-cities.
10,000 yards of the newest silks for shirt waist suits bought from a leading manu
facturer at about half usual prices sample pieces and some short lengths all the very
latest style silks in neat dots, stripes, checks and figures. If you are looking for silks,
you'll have the opportunity of buying what you want and at just the time when you
want them and you cart save from one-third to onehalf the regular price.
SALE STARTS MONDAY AT 9 'CLOCK.
1000 yards 24-inch Foulards
in neat dots 19-inch fancy
Taffetas in neat
stripes, etc, for waists
and suits, also heavy
85c to 1.00 values in fancy
Taffetas and Louisanes. all
brocades for trimmings, worth
up to 1.50, all at yard, 49c
1000 yards dollar Crepe de
Chines in short lengths, all
colors, at per yard - 49c
1000 yards 75c and 85c plain
colored Taffetas, yard49c
the latest designs in
brown, navy, gray,
etc., a whole lot of
these choice silks at only,
per yard - - . - - 69c
1000 yds extra fine fancy Taffe
ta and Louisane waist and
1 suit silks in the very
89C latest designs and col-
ors, worth up to 1.25,
all at per yard - - - 89c
Yard-wide, 1.50 quality black
Feau de Soie silks,
rich and lustrous at
per yard - - 1.19
Yard-wide black Peau de Soie. 1.60 oualitv
" "rt 1 .25
21-in. 1.00 black Peau
de Soies, 5 pieces at
per yard - - 79c
24-inch 1.36 black Peau de Soies. yard 1 .00.
20-in. black Peau de
Soies, an extra fine
quality, at yard 69c
Come Monday if you can come Tuesday or Wednesday if you can't come earlier,
but don't miss coming if you have a silk want.
ON CARPETS AND RUGS
Buying direct from, tho mills saves
us the middle man's profit and
gives us the right to quote the low
est possible prices. Here are a few
Beautiful patterns and colorings-
quality that will give satisfaction.
For a few days. y a
per yard "tw
Pretty new spring patterns, quality
that wears and gives satis- ZO
faction, special, per yard... OOL
VELVET Q. AX MINSTER CARPETS
In colorings that charm the eye
and efTects that thoroughly satisfy
Smith, Dobson and other makes,
prices 83c, 94c, $1.05, etc.
Brussels Rugs 27x54 inches
in red, green and blues.
Smyrna Rugs 30x60
inches, all wool
Axminister Rngs 27x62
inches, $2.75 quality at .
Ladies' Suit Specials
CTON, blouse, and short coat effects,
smart Hussar coats, etc. splen
did in workmanship and style made
of voiles, tweeds, novelty mixtures,
brilliantines, broadcloths and chev
iots skirts in dress and walking
lengths all at the very low prices
that have made this department
$35.00 Suits like cut exquisite style and
workmanship, very '-j a m-j
Atm, M mJ
$22.00 cheviot coat suits, with
French collars, cheap
$13X0 and $15.00 suit in eton and
blouse, eton styles, jackets fancy
trimmed, skirts full -v Q-y
flare, at V.O
EXPERT DEMONSTRATION OF WM. B. HIKER'S TOILET PREPARATIONS
NEW STORE TO BE OPENED.
W. G. Putnam & Co.. of I'eorla. to Have a
Itranch Store In Tills City.
V. C.. Putiuuii A- Co., of IVoria, III..
w open to tin- pit llit- Wrriiii'sday Jin
iip-to-'ati 5 and in cont stoi at 17(15
Si-imhhI avi'nui. Tin' stun room has
born entirely remodeled and refitted
to meet their reiiiireinents and pre
sents a neat and attraetive appear
since. The firm eontrc Is a chain of
s-tores in this section of the country.
Lnd Excursions to Oklahoma
Land excursions to Oklahoma will
be run over the Rock Island System
April 5 and 19. For further particu
lars, call on or write
E. E. MORGAN,
HENRY J. GRIPP,
1410 Fifteenth Street. Moline. 111.
Make Clean Sweep
There is nothing1 like uo'ng' a thing'
thoroughly. Of all the salves yon ever
heard of, llucklen's Arnica Salve i-s
the best. It sweeps away and cures
burns, sores, bruises, cuts, boils, ul
cers, skin eruptions and piles. It's only
25c, and guaranteed to give satisfac
tion by Ilartz & Ullemeyer. druggists.
Serious Stomach Trouble Cared
I was troubled with a distress in my
stomach, sour stomach and vomiting
spells, and can truthfully say that
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets cured mr. Mrs. T. V. Williams,
K-iiiigsburg. Mich. These tablets are
guaranteed to cure every case of stom
ach trouble of this character. For sale
by all druggists.
GRAND OPENING OF THE
5 and 10c Store
Wednesday uAprif 20.
From 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
We sell nothing over 10c.
Do not forget tKe date
W. G. PUTNAM m. CO,
1712 Second Ave.
Can You Imagine
a More Delightful Holiday
than a trip to California
and back, isiting Colorado cn-
Thr expense is not great not nearly so great as you
think it is. Twice, during the coming .summer, the Kock
Island, System offers extraordinarily low rates to the Pa
cific coast April 'S.i to May 1, and again Aug. 15 to Sept.
10. The round-trip rate from Kock Island, will be $:(). Cor
responding reductions from other jioints.
Think the matter over, then write for pa mphlcts giving
full information. They're free. If you hae any idea of ever
seeing the wonders of the west, that idea will crystallize
into action when you have read our literature.
F. H. PLUMMER,
Ce P. A.f
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
3. P. BOYD, D. P. A., DaTenport, Iow.
A BURSTED PIPE
IS AN' ACCIDENT THAT HOUSE
WIVES HAVE TO CONTKND
WITH OFTEN", ESPECIALLY THE
HOT WATER PIPE FKOM KANOE
TO HOILKi:. II A NO K WOKKAND
THE I K PAULS TO HOT WATER
AND STEAM UK ATT NO A HE
LINES THAT WE GIVE SPECIAL
ATTENTION TO. WE SEND
NONE lif'T EXPERT WORK
MEN WHEN CALLED, AND OCR
WORK IS SCIENTIFIC AND SATISFACTORY.
X??z??y Pi,::' ' i lit i -1
CHANNON, PERRY 6c CO.,
Davis Block. Old 'Phoiue 1113. New 6149. 112 West Seventeenth St.