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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 0, 1904.
We're going to .-HI lota of tbem this
MISW, ami to make Mire of it we
si art off with some rtr;niril!n;irv f -ten.
Von cab boj a Refrigerator here
a-. Jittle a $8.23. 'I he ice chamber
) old 40 pound- of ice. ( nm and see
These ImprOTed Jewel GaSOlttM
Stoves are sore to make happiness iti
the home. They're e.-peeially desira
ble iii hotter weather, of coarse, but
are of .Teat ralue the year 'round.
We are nniriig some very km
price "ii them t.. add to the other at
tractions of the stoves.
Allen, Myers & Company
Opposite Harper House.
Do It Now!
Telephone us to
call for your Car
pets and have
them cleaned, re
laid, and those old
Carpets worn by
beating (the old
way) made into
WM. GILLETT 5c CIGAR.
At BAe moKer Only.
YOU KNOW THE BOYS
Hildebrandt & Cash
Newspapers. Magazines a.nd Periodicals 3 5
Now is the time to buy
them, nothing but the
Genuine Panama at
this store. We have
three grades, all this
and each quality
from 33J to 50 per ct.
less than last year.
ROBBERY MYSTERY STARTS ON HIS TRIP
Second Avenue Residence Left
Securely Looked After Visit
SKELETON KEY PROBABLY USED
$20 Stolen While Family In at Ball
Gnaae Other Police
One side of our Rug; the other is just like it.
HOCK ISLAND RUG CO..
2225 4th Ave, Rock Island. Old T hone j519 V; New 'Phone, 5001. jjj
Tm. ten-dollar gold pieces and 43
cents in silver were purloined from
the residence of H. J. Peacock, 1409
Second avenue, yesterday afternoon
between - and 4::t o'clock. A vet
there is no elew a to who the thief
is. At the time of the robber j tht
members of the family were attending
tht bail game.
The money was taken from Mrs.
Peacock's pocket book, which was ly
ing in the dresser in her bedroom.
Nothing else was taken or disturbed,
it i not known how entrance was
made to the hollse. but it is thought
that a skeleton key was used, as the
loom were locked securely at the
time of the family's arrival home.
Detective Richard Carries was called
to the residence last evening, but was
unable to and any tangible elew to the
mbber. Members f the family at tlrst
thougbl that it was probable that en-
l trance was effected by going down
into the cellar waj ami coming up
into the bouse, but the officer on in
vestigation found thai at the window
to the cellar there were cobwebs
which remained undisturbed, which
fad signifies that this was mt the
route taken ! enter the house, be
cause it is not at all probable that the
webs would have remained unbroken.
(in acet unt of the coldnei of the
lay Sunday the family became uncom
fortable at the ball game and left be
fore it was iucr. arriving at their
home at t:.;u o'clock, when they dis
covered the theft. A family occupies
the upper floor of the house, and was
irone at the time of the robbery, bin
lid not miss anything.
Friend lrlv. off With Klir.
('. X. Peterson, of Davenport, ac
companied In a friend with whom he
s interested in land deals, drove to
Rock Island this morning for a profes-
ional call on l.udoiph lV Reynolds, at
torneys in the Buford block. Peterson
led the horse in front of the Lage-
IVaters shoe store on Second avenue
Mini went to the office of the lawyers.
leaving his friend behind, the latter
having business elsewhere in the city.
When Peterson had finished Ids call
it his lawyers be came down on the
i venue to find that his rig had disap
peared. He suspected a bold job bj a
horse thief and hastened to police
headquarters. This was between 0
mil 10 o'clock. A description of the
horse and buggy was taken ami tele
phoned to the policemen n the cit
beats and to Davenport ami Moline
and the Milan toll irate.
Before half an hour elapsed Peter
son telephoned that he had recovered
the riy. It was tied in front of the
Motel Harms, w here it had bei u driven
o Peterson s i nemi.
Vlr Ill-Mirrierlip Fined.
Ed. ( inter. fgddie Willorsen, William
Moilcr ami Frank J bnsoa. all charg
imI wiih disorderly conduct, were lined
f3 each in the police court this morn
A quartet registi ring as Charles An
derson. Charles Be Clerk, Carrie
holmes and Mary Hall were arrested
in a saloon wine room Saturday night.
All were charged with disorderly eon
duct. The Hall woman was fined $"
ami her companions discharged.
ROCK ISLAND LL
REPORT OF A MACHINISTS'
STRIKE AT NEW SHOPS DENIEI
The report of an Impending trikt
of machinists at New Shop-, printed
in some of the papers of this locality
is denied hi K. C. Berry, president of
Tri-('itv lodge No. 388, International
Association of Machinists, with which
the men employed at the Rock Islam:
plant tire affiliated.
'There is not the slightest ground
for the report." Mr. Berry stated
"There is no trouble at New Shops.
The machinists there are getting
along nicely with their employers, and
are receiving satisfactory wage. The
strike story is a canard. I cannot im
agine that any man employed at New
Shops could hme been responsible for
It has been reported upon fairly
good authority thai the force at New
Shops will m. be cut down this sum
mer. but that the men will be allowed
to continue until fall. At firsl on tie
count of wild, varied n ports circula
ted in the eil.v. it was feared that the
amber of working men employed
would be graatlj i educed on account
of scarcity of work, but it now devel
ops that llii report was without f im
itation and the force will remain as it
U with but little change. Along with
the tirst report came another to the
effect that the work train running
from New Kliopt. to the three cities
would be discontinued. Upon investi
gation It fcellls ll if Ihls steolid re
port is n groundless as the first. The
takinsr off of the train would cause
gmat many of the vv r k 1 n U me n to re
mole from this city and nearer t
tUK-kholdera' N. il S
Notice is hereby given of t lie annua!
stockholders' meeting of the Hock Isl
and Mutual Building, Loan & Savings
association to be held at its office.
i room 18, Mitchell Ar Lynde building,
iHnrk bland. Ill . Tuesday . .Inly 5. 1904.
at a . JU I ' ill .
W. T. MAC ILL. President.
K. H. (Juvrr, Secretary.
Mr. Burst Before Leaving With Mr.
Hurst Beiterates Position
as to Governor.
Hon. and Mrs. K. W. Hurst left this
afternoon for the east etiroute to
Switzerland. Before departing Mr.
Hur-t reiterated hi- position in regard
to the democratic gubernatorial nom
ination in Illinois, 'Conscious, as I
am. of all tin highly complimentary
mention that has been made of my
name in this connection,' he said. "1
have never looked upon the question
of my- candidacy seriously. While 1
consider the nomination for governoi
f Illinois by a great party a an bon
.ir of which any man should be proud
and worthy of ambit i n. yet I have
felt that then- were others more de
serving than I. and certainly better
able to give to a campaign the Hme
and labor that should devolve upon a
candidate in whom is reposed so much
"I have undergone a severe strain In
the practice of my profession during
the past year, and at no time sinci
the tirst discussion of available candi
dates have I seen my way clear to en
oonrage any of the moves that kim'
friends have made in my behalf. I am
going abroad on a little trip for rest.
When I get back I hope to be useful
in doing what I can for the success
of the democratic ticket."
Miss Sadie Lewis is visiting in Spo
II. ('. Pomeroy, of Omaha, is visiting
Rm-k Island friends.
L. H. 1. amies, of Chicago, spent Sim
lay with Rock Island friends.
County Clerk and Mrs, H, B. Hub
bard tire visiting in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. ( able, of Cedar
Rapids, were in the city today.
George Markley, of Burlington, was
the guest of lU'ck Island friends yes
terday. Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Sweeney have re
turned after a vi-it to the St. Louif
Ir. J. I. Hollowbush left this af
ternoon for Warsaw, ill., on profes
Bd. Guyatt, of Jefferson City, Mo.,
left for his home thi morning
after a brief vi-it in this city.
Mr. anil Mrs. J. K. Larkin leave this
.'veiling for a sojourn of two weeks at
Denver and Colorado Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hubbard and
rrandson, Clifford, have gone for a
vi-it with relatives tit Ripon, Wis.
L M. Maize, of this city, took his
leparture this morning for Peoria for
i 3-weeks' visit with relatives apd
Hoiner Halstead and wife leave to
night for their home in Dubmpie after
laving been the guests of friends in
Arthur Smith and Miss Lou Went
sel. of Chicago, are guests at the home
if Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Burt on Six
it enth street.
Mr. and Mis. o. 11. Honenlg, who
itave been visiting in the city for the
iast week, returned to their home in
Des Moines to. lav.
Mr. ami Mrs. ;. . Kretzinger and
daughter are here from Chicago for a
visit with Mrs. Kretzinger's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. .1. H. Wilson.
Bx-Senator William Payne, W. A.
Roaenfield and F. H. Kelly, of this
city, tun! W. A. Meese, A. H. Rohlei
and Walter Ammerman, of Moline. ar
rived home from Springfield Saturday
LIBERTY BELL TO BE HERE
HALF AN HOUR TOMORROW
The liberty bell, enroiite from Phil
idelphia to St. Louis, where it will lie
hi exhiibtion at the exposition, wili
irrive in Kock Island over the Milwau
kee road at 12 o'clock not u tomorrow
and will lie on view for half tin hour
it the company's depot at the foot of
Seventeenth street. The bell i being
transported n a special car and is in
charge of a custodian from Independ
ence hall. Judging by the interest
manifested in the coming of the bell
there will lie a great crowd at the de
pot tomorrow in sec it.
UNPRECEDENTED CASE OF
DEPRAVITY AT DAVENPORT
hat is believed to be an unprece
dented ease if moral depravity hat
been unearthed by the police authori
ties at Davenport, resulting in the ar
rot today f Ctaua Ncilson, a resi
dent of the west part of that city, for
incest, his granddaughter being his al
leged victim, she i- years of age
It is charged further that Neilsun is
the father of his victim by hi
own daughter. The hearing has been
continued till tomorrow.
PRETTY BABIE3 ON VIEW
TOMORROW AT TURNER HALL
The baby show, planned by the
King'- daughter! to -well the fund
with which to ,-rect a home for old
ladies, open- at '.l o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at Rock Island Turner hall
There are some f rty entries tin.-!
"here i- prospect of lively compctitioi
for the prizes that have been offered
ii the several classifications. The ex
hibits n will continue from '! to (
o'clock, and will lie held tomorrow
ant Wednesday afternoons. Those de--iring
to enter their children can d
-o up to : o'clock tomorrow after
noon at thb hall.
SWINDLE IN LAND
Alleged by Thomas Mansill in
Suit Commenced in
DEFENDANTS FROM ATKINSON
S7.000 for Causing; Deed to .SSO
Acres to be J iled Without
Suit for $7.1KHI for alleged conspir
acy has is'cn commenced in the Koek
Island circuit court by Thomas Man
sill, son of the late Prof. Richard Man
sill, against John English, John Ca
tour and Jacob Cat our. of Atkinson.
Henry county. Sturgeon. Stelck A
Sturgeon are attorneys for the plain
Only the praecipe has been tiled, but
from the attorneys representing Man
sill it is learned thai the suit grows
from the .-ale of 320 acres of valuable
land owned by Mansill in the vicinity
Mansill hist December while look
ing over his holdings in Atkinson met
English ami engaged him to dispose
of the property at S'.hi per acre. Kng
lisfa to receive L' per cent commission.
It i- claimed t hat Mansill before
leaving the town the same day learn
ed that he had agreed on a selling
price far below what the hind really
was worth, and tit noon revoked the
contract he had entered into with
I iielUli SHU l. (1 to Cstour.
In the face of the revocation Kng
tish assumed power as agent for Man
sill and soon thereafter disposed of
the land to the Catours for $90 per
acre, the latter depositing $500 in an
Atkinson bank to bind the bargain. A
lecd. in which English signed the name
of Mansill as tin- hitter's agent, was
tilt d for record at Cambridge, the
Mansill never has recognized Eng
lish as his representative, and himself
-old 120 acres of the Atkinson prop
erty to M. M. Sturgeon, of this city.
Mr. Sturgeon began suit in Henry
county to have the sale of English, so
ftir as it related to his 120 acres, an
nulled, and won his suit in the court.
Kiiflish has begun suit in Henry
county to recover commission for the
ale of the land to the Catours from
Mansill. which the latter has declined
PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS TO
LEAR? ABOUT OAS STOVES
About two thousand people witness
ed a stereopticon sh given i n East
seventeenth street Saturday evening
by the People'- Power company to il
lustrate the comfort, convenience am!
economy of ga- stoves. The picture)
proved entertaining as well as instruc
tive. The company's campaign of educa
tion is bearing fruit, and will be con
tinued. The holies arc invited to call
at the company's quarters in the for
mer office of the Adams Kxpress com
pany in the Mitchell A- Lynde blocl
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
to wilnes.- the demonstration of tin
possibilities f gas stoves by an ex
pert, vv ho will prepare various dishef
and bake bread 'for the delectation of
the callers. This plan has been adopt
ed because the company has discover
ed that many owners of gas stoves do
not really get the greatest possible
benefit from their gas stoves, and ev
ery housewife who has one in her
kitchen should attend the demonstration.
AMUSINO FARCE FEATURE
OF THE ALUMNI REUNI01B
"Spotless Town." a one-act musical
farce, wtis the feature of the annual
reunion of the Kock Island High
School Alumni association at the high
school Saturday evening, and was en
joyed by a large audience.
The welcoming address to the class
of 1K)4 was delivered by K. S. Stur
geon and the reply was by Miss Cor::
McKovvn. In the farce, which was di
rected by Mrs. .1. E. ( larkson, II. K
Van Duzer was the mayor. Mi.-- Mae
Lidder.s. the cook. W. II. Mclntyre the
policeman. Dr. K. M. Pearce the butch
er. Mi-s My rtle Barber the maid. K. I).
Taylor the doctor, and Louis Jones
Black White Wings. The piece was
splendidly done, a number of local
hits introduced taking in gnat fash
ion with the audience.
At the business meeting officers for
the year were elected as follow-:
President -Miss Jennie Wilcox.
Vice President-1 Harry W. Cozad.
Secretary Miss Mildred Iglehart.
Treasurer Miss Kmilie DeSanto.
Executive Committee Mr-. Mae 1.
silvis. Lloyd Lampherc, Miss Josephine
Whisler, B. II. atcKown and John
MR. Y0UNO RECEIVE8 RAISE
IN WAGES AT BUTTE. MONT
S. .1. Ferguson, county superintend
ent of school-, ha- a letter from K. ii.
Young stating that he has been re
elected superintendent of the city
schools at Butte. Mont., where he has
been since leaving Kock Island four
years ago. at a salary of $4.uihi. This
is an increase of $lf)o over last vear.
Saloon Not Ire
R. I. It. genuine German lager, made
of pure hops and malt, at Ponce tie
Leon, oppo-ite postotTice.
For sick headache take Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and
a quick cure is certain. For sale by
on all little fellows' suits
age 3 to 8, one-fort h off
the price all this week.
Bargains in the best
makes of boys' fine
SOMMERS & LA VELLE.
1804 Second Ave.. Rock Island.
For Misses aivd Children.
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Comer Fourth avenue and Twentieth street
Several reasons why we sell the shoes we do of which
STYLE and QUAMTY combined with reasonable prices
tell the story. Also the greatest variety of shoes to ho
found in the Iri-citics.
Ladies' White Canvas
OXFORD WELTED SOLES, VERY CORREt T
White Canvas Oxfords very swagger for dress wear.
Child's and Infants1 white Calf skin shoes.
"Both 9 T hones.
Yovi Can Make
Tf you will take our advice and
start a bank account today. We
have a plan whereby saving is
not only made easy, but you are
also constantly reminded that
the thing- to do i to save. A dol
lar starts vour account. A little
added to it systematically makes
it grow wonderfully. And all
the time your money is earning
4 per cent for you. Let us tell
von about it.