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THE ARGUS, SA.TUBDAT, JUNE 11, 1904.
1822 Third Ave.
You'll Find It Here
have etery thing it i possi
ble t obtain in the way of
fruits, vegetables, poultry, etc.
If you baTCB't been able to get
just what you wanted hereto
fore, pive u your order and we
will till it to your satisfact ion.
took over this list for your Sun
Soup Bunches, Parsley.
1eaf lettuce, WsS Beans,
(ireen BeaSS, Squash,
Carrots. Heels, New Potatoes,
(Ireen Onion, Ilermuda
Bpiaseh, Celery. Rhubarb,
New Peas, (Ireen Corn,
Eating and Cooking Apples.
Strawberries. Grape Fruit,
M u-k melons. Gooseberries,
Pressed Chickens, Sprinp
Chicken s. Dressed-to-order
1620 SECOND AVENUE.
Big Bargains in
Second Hand Pianos
must be sold at oner. One upright
piano in pood condition
standard mike, at
One larpe ie square
jrisno at i
One Btefesway Bqnare
Also new pianos at factory prices
from $75 to $100
less than can be sold by dealers.
First Class Piano Tuning $2
J. M. ZIMMERMAN,
Factory representative. New phone Mi
O ALL THE NEWS ALL THE O
o Tim: i hi: argus. o
ALL FOR REVENGE
Series of incidents Involving
Prominent Coifax, III., Peo
ple Ends in Court.
AVENGER GUILTY OF CRIME
Repntatl nt or Doctor and Moralist
and a Young Lady Arc
Springfield. .June 11. A social scan
dal which tore up the town of Colfax,
a suburb of Ploominpton. in McLean
county. tvo years ago was aired in
a suite just finished in the United
State.- district, court, in which Byron
Robertson, a carpenter of the town,
was on trial on the charge of taking
from the post office letter written to
Miss Hat tie Waldo, the assistant post
mistress at the time, with intent to
pry into the business of another. The
charpc in itself does not appear so
very damaging, but the use which
Robertson made of the letter was
such that it nearly disrupted the fam
ily of Dr. T. .1. Mettan. a prominent
physician and moralist of Colfax, and
caused the resignation of the doctor
from the board of education, and
and great 1) damaged the reputation
of both the doctor and Mis Waldo, a
prepossessing and innocent looking
v onng lad .
The case Mr ax a clear one of revenge
on the part of Robert Mon. Several
years ago Dr. Mettan ascertaiaed that
Robertson was writing letters to a
married woman in Colfax, and hchte a
rigid stickler of moralitj at the time,
he made thhsjrs anpleasant by siring
Robertson fraiKy before the public
eye. The result wa- that the husband
of the woman sued f' r divorce. Tin
ease was never tried, in public, the
wife agreeing to the divorce and leav
ing the city anil poinp east to reside
with her parents, while her husband
Swore to Get Even.
Then Robertson swore to pet even
with the moralist doctor even if he
had to wait until an ctremel.v warm
place, which is aot mentioned before
ears polite, freeze over. He waited
and he bided hi- time. a. id it came
within a few years.
In August, 1903, Recording to the
tory told by Robertson he went to
the postoffice at Colfax and was hand
ed a letter among other mail, bv Mis
Waldo, tip' assistsnt postmistress.
This letter, he says, contained another
letter addressed to Miss Waldo, and
accompanying the letter was a slip of
paper on which were these words,
'ThL may be of interest to you.
Roberston : a, he opened this let
ter an 1 found it to be a very warm
in fact, mi st compromising letter,
written by by Dr. Mettcn from San
Francisco, Cal.. to Mis Waldo. He
went to the office of I!. '.. Tnylor, then
a justice of the peace, and now post
master at Colfax, and had Taylor
make a copy of the letter, which
Robertson took with him. together
with the original. Robertson then
circulated the letter smong the in
habitants of ColfSX. The letter caus
ed a ijreat sensation. Miss Waldo de
nied ever baring received any letter
from Dr. Mettan, and the latter, who
was making a tour of California and
Colorado in company with his wife
and Prof. V. C. Proud ley, city super
intendent of schools of Colfax, wrote
home that the letter was a forgery,
anil that he had never written to Mi
Proudly C.nrr It Away.
Supt. Proudley, who returned home
in advance of Dr. and Mrs. Mettan.
when informed of the contents of the
letter, stated that it was either writ
ten bv Dr. Mettan or himself as if
contained some allusions to incidents
of their trip of which no one other
than themselves were cognisant.
When Dr. Mettan returned to the city
he acknowledged writthag the letter,
and the pressure of public opinion
caused him to resign his position as a
member of the board of education.
Robertson had had hi- revenge.
He hail gotten even with Dr. Mettan
at la-t. and in doing so had dragged
Swwn a young woman.
Robertson was found guilty by the
jur.v before which the case was tried,
and nnle-s he is successf al in an ap
peal, will be Imprisoned.
CIRCUIT COURT ORDERS.
LAW Jnne it. -74. J. E. Rankin v-.
Rock Island county, HL Assumpsit.
Trial continue-. At the close of the
plaintiffs ease defendant moves court
to instruct Jurj to find the issue for
tin- defendant. Motion denied. At the
close of all of the evidence pkritiff
moves the court to instruct jury to
return a verdict for plaintiff in the
Mini of $137.1 5. Motion denied. Mo
tion bv defendant t- in. tract jur. to
find the IseOCS for the defendant. M-ti-
141. the l.ewi Koofinp company v.-.
Standard Tab'e Oil Cloth company.
Assumpsit. Case dismissed. Cnn-e of
action satisfied. Costs paid.
ISO, A. F. Lockharl vs. 6. W. Deck
er, et al. Appeal by defendant. ( au-e
dismissed. Cause of acth n sati-fied
and co -;
CHANCERY, lime in. .Ml. Charles
S. Kerns, receiver, vs. s. Victor West
berg, et al. Foreclosure. S. Victor
We-tberg. Emma Westberg. Alfred
VTentberg and Charlotte Wretman
called and defaulted ami cause refer
red to master in chancery to take
pr. .Ji. and rtport conclusions of law
RURAL SCHOOL WORK
Interesting Commencement exer
cises Held in South Rock Isl
and Last Evening.
The eighth grades of South Heights
and South Hock Island schools held
their graduating exercises jointly last
evening at Aiken street chapel. The
name of the graduates follow: South
H ights BChOoI, William Hregger.
Glenn tllockhoff and Charles Tieder
mann: South Hock Island school, Hen
nie Rhodenbuugh. Elmer McKay. Ar
thur Schuetter. Grace Olson, Grace
Dunlap, Bessie Brown, Katie Burton,
Mary La 1 1 ig. Heulah Hreecher and
The room was tastefully decorated
in syringSS, ferns, peonies and red.
white and yellow rose.-,, the bitter
flowers predominating. The class
colors, blue and orange of the South
Rock Island school, and red and blue
of the South Heights school, were ar
ranged about the room in an attrac
tive manner, and so blended with the
Bowers that a pretty effect w a.- piven
o)T in the chapel.
The presentation of diplomas was
made by S. .1. Ferpuson. county super
intendent of schools. The ability and
wi ll matured thought displayed by
the pupils in their rendition of their
respective parts delighted the larpe
audience of relatives and friends pres
ent. The teachers. Mis- Edna Ander
son, of the eighth grade of South
Height school, and Mis- Julia Mc
Ginty, of the eighth grade of South
Rock Island school, spared no trouble
in arranging the program and re
bearsing the pupils, and they were
awarded for their pains by seeing the
exercises a splendid success. The ex-erci.-es
a s rendered follow:
March. Miss (iraham.
Prayer. Rev. William Torrance.
Soup. "Beautiful Flag," class.
Recitation, "Incident-, of the Civil
War."" Glenn Glockhoff.
Recitation, "Little .Mm." Katie Bur
ton. Piano solo. "Silent Love." Grace Ol
son. Recitation, "Gettysburg Speech." El
Soup, "How Can 1 Lesve Thee?" H--sie
Hrown. Grace Olson and Beulah
Recitation, "Declaration of Inde
pendence." Arthur Schlueter.
PhinO solo. "The Silver Thistle,"
Recitation, "Brave Kate Shelley,'
Recitation, Charles Tiedermsnn.
Soup. "Two Little Hlue Little Shoes."
RecRatii n. "Greatness of the Poet,"
Piano solo, "Scheivino." Grace Dun
lap. Recitation, "Good-bye,"1 Anna Heid
ermann. Address and presentation of diplo
mas. S. .1. Ferpuson.
JOE McGINNITV. "IRON MAN." IS
A NATIVE OF ROCK ISLAND
Lately the papers have been filhd
with account- of the "Iron Man."
Joe McGinnity, who as a member of
the staff of the New York
National- this year ha.- twirled 1
winning panics and hail out- tie, losing
none, it is not generally known that
McGinnity claims Rock Island as his
birthplace. The St. Lou is .Republic
ha this to saj about him:
McGinnity is perhaps the most use
ful twirler in the National league to
day. He is a marvel physically. True,
there are twirl era in the parent body
that can pitch more brilliantly at
time- than the "Iron Mini." but for
endurance and ability to go the route
McGinnity is conceded to be the peer
of all the National league twirlers.
'( v " Young occupies practically the
same position in the American league.
And they use different method to se
cure their ends. "Cy" Young i the
bruising -peed merchant. He can send
the ball across the pan so fast that it
resembles a pewee when it reaches
the batter. On dark days Young is
invincible. Of course he i- great at
all times, but he i- at hi best when
gloom hover- aboul the field.
Joe MeOiimitv i- a student. He la
bor bard lot all hi results. ID- ha
not the : peed of Young, but what he
lacks in -peed he makes up in craft.
McGinnity ha- not -ecu nearly a
much service a.- baa Young. Joe be
gun his tight for fame about six years
BgO, at a time when Yoang WSS at the
height of a brilliant career on the
In 1893 McGinnity
markable 21-Inning game an ! won. In
!'.. .Ires great work held the Balti
more Oriole- in a high place in the
race for the flap. During 1900 he
pitched the Dupe i bos of Brooklyn '
to a championship by twir'insr five
games in six playing days. At this
narCcular time the P rate- were mak
ing :i bold bid for th honor- that
Brooklyn longed fr. and only by
-rndinp McGtunity into the breach
was Hanlin able to land the honors.
Besides this, the lion-hearted "Mack"'
offered to pitch every remaining game
to keep the Brooklyn team in thclead.
Last jenr McGinnity established a
record that will probably never be
surpassed in ba-elall. During the
season of I'M)?, .loe won three donate -
And the beauty sboat the Iron Man
is hi- ability to last. Up to the pre--ent
time this .a.,n M e( , i nn it v ha
easilv pitche:! more winning, if less
hri'.lint. pisrr.e.- of ba. ebal! than anv
other man in tht National league.
BOYS TURN BANDIT
Pair of Youngsters at Muscatine
Try Pat Crowe on Peter
DEMAND $4,000 IN A LETTER
Death Threatened If There is a Re
fusal Lads Confess Crime
The biggest sensation that Musca
tine has known for some lime was
caused yesterday by the arrest of two
boy- charged with usinp 'he methods
of Pat Crowe for extract inp money
from the wealthy. The boys arrested
sire Robert Morrison, son of Count
Clerk Morrison, and Charles Stoker,
both of whom are 19 years of ape.
They were arrested by federal offi
cers on the charge of writing threat
eninp letters to peter Musser. a
wealthy lumberman of Hint stv. The
letters were verv threatening in their
nature. The boys said that unless a
larpe sum of money was deposited in
a certain place at a certain time, they
would kill both Mr. Musser and his
Mr. Musser. instead of depositing
the money as was desire I. turned the
letter over to the federal officer and
an in v est ipa t ion was bepun. The first
letter demanded $3,000. When no at
tention was paiil to the demand, two
more were Bent, these demanding that
$4,000 be deposited. These two letters
were also turned over to the federal
Boy Break Down and Confess.
The in v est ipa t ion gradually devel
oped the suspicion that the two boy
were flic guiltv ones, and finally they
were arrested. When taken into cus
tody they put on a hold front, but
later when they saw that there was
no use, they bn ke down and con
fessed to the crime. They are charged
with usinp the United States mail to
send threatening letter and will be
taken to Davenport, where they will
have a preliminary trial before Com
missioner A. (. Hush.
The parents of the boy are heart
broken and cannot account for the
actions of their son-. Both of
boy have pood pari tits and need
in ! hin-'.
Wan Wanting; Away.
The following letter from Robert
K. Watts, of Salem. Mo., is instruc
tive. "1 have been troubled with kid
ney disease for the last 5 years. I lost
flesh and never felt well and doctor
ed with leading physicians and tried
all remedies siipcested without relief.
Finally I tried Foley's Kidney Cure and
less than two bottles completely cured
nic and I am now sound and well." All
McGinnity Is just -JT years old. He
WSS born io Rock Island in March.
isr5. .loe began his baseball career
just 11 year- ago with the Montgom
ery (Ala.) team. The following year
found .loe on the slab for the Kansas
City team, but strangely enough the
"Iron Man" had to give up the panic
on account of ill health.
Durinp 1895, 1896 and 1897 .loe pitch
ed for the team of Springfield, 111. To
supplement hi income .loe worked in
an iron mill durinp the days his team
wasn't playing, and probably this is
where he secured the soubriquet of
the "Iron Man."
For five years the "Iron Man." with
the sole idea of eventfua Isucccss in
his head, worked to perfect hi- fam
ous underhand "raise" ball. This is
his mainstay today and is one style
of delivery that fools nearly all the
baiters of the National league. Mc
Ginnity under-hand delivery i- con
sidered more effective by critic of
the game than anv other rtyle, and it
is claimed for it by its champion- that
it is less wearisome on the pitcher's
arm. .loe i- a pit elm who exhausts
if . energj in a game than anv other
pitcher in the National league. He
puts the ball over and depends on his
In 1899 .loe was pitching airnin-t the
Philadelphia Nationals. A catcher on
that team used a stronp spy pla.-s to
catch the sipnals used by McGinnHy
and Robison. But the "Iron Man"
baffled them by pitching without sip
nals. and. although Bd Delehsnty, the
"Only Del" and Napoleon I. a Joie
two of the preatest hitters the world
has ever known, played with the Phil-lie-
that season, the "Iron Man" beat
them two panics in one day and in
tlo-ir own bailiwick.
Withal McGinnity bear- his honors
modestly, and is one of the most popu
lar workmen in ba.-eball today. He is
also a saving chap and owns an inter
est in an iron foundry at South Mc
AHster. I. T.. hi home city.
Sued by Hla Doctor.
"A doctor here has sued me for
$12.50. which I claim was excessive for
a case of cholera morbus." says Iv.
White, of Coacdiella. Cal. "At the trial
he praised his medical skill and medi
cine. I asked him if it was not Cham
berlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy he used as I had giod reason
to believe it was. and he would not say
under oath it was not." No doctor
could use a better remedy than this
in a caie of cholera morbus, it never
fails. Sold by all druggists.
ALBERT PETERSEN'S BAND
WatcK Tower Tviesday Evenings.
Schuetzen Park Thvirsday Evenings
D vi ring Summer Season.
Dancing After Concert Till Midnight.
Coupon Books. 12 Tickets - $2.50
Single Admission ----- 25c
Tickets msy be used interchangeably for both parks.
BotK 'Phones 498.
Dr. W.S. Marquis 20
Years Pastor Here
Tomorrow Dr. William Stevenson
Marquis vvill have served U'D years as
pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian
church of Rock Island. In commem
oration of the occasion he will deliver
his anniversary sermon Sunday. June
19. Owing to ike fact thai tomorrow
i, children's day, tin sermon has been
postponed to the following Sunday.
Horn in Kenton. Ohio. and livinp
there live years, Mr. Marquis came
with his parents to Illinois and receiv
ed his early education at Klmwood.
Graduating from the Bloomington
hisrh school in isTJ. he later entered
REV. W. S. MARQUIS.
the Illinois Wesleyan university of
that city, completing his course in
that institution in 1876. In 1879 he fin
ished his theological course in the
Princeton university. His first charge
was in Minonk. Hi- nexl pastorate
was the Broadway Presbyterian
church of this city .to which he came
Mav 31, 1884. Upon his assuming the
duties here the members in the con
gregation numbered 101; now the
number has reached 109. Dec 21, 1881,
Dr. Marouis and Miss Adelaide M. Hell
were married in her home city
aonk. They have three children,
ra. William P... and Stewart D.
The Broadway Presbyterian church
was erected in lTs. its Brst pastor be
ing Rev. T. II. Bench, who wa- suc
ceeded bv Uev. .1. I,'. Miller, editor of
the Presbyterian Board f Publica
tions of Philadelphia. Following Mr.
Miller came IJcv . J. C. Holliday, after
whom came Mr. Marquis.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Davis next Mon
day evening in honor of Rev, Marouis
Lf)t!i anniversary a- a pastor of the
Broadway Presbyterian church, will
tender a reception to all member of
the church and congregation at their
1 know a jolly old maiden lady.
A lady of hiirh degree.
Who never goes to bed without
A drink of Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. H. Thonia.- pharmacy.
Have You Seen
Uncle Sammy i the
latest two-step liit
from the pen of Ale
Holzman, the com
poser of "Smoky
Mokes" and "Bunch
It Keeps the Hands e.nd
A Master Melodious
March o f Marked
Merit and slls for
Only 15 Cents.
Call at our warerooms
and hear it played.
Your for popular music
1609-160'J1, Second avenue.
HENRY SONNTAG. Jr., Manager.
i . fl
Cotton, High Grade,
CHANNON, PERRY 6c CO.,
Davis Block. Old 'Phone 1148 New 6148 112 West Lieventeentn St.
One side of our Rug; the other is just like it.
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there is a whole lot of inferior com
forter and at much lower price
than you'll find elsewhere.