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THK ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1904.
Regardless of Cost at the Closing Out Sale
OH. COME AAD LOOK.
10 rolls of pap;r at 10c 1 00
6 rolls ceiling at 10c 00 A n n .c r 4"a
1G yards lrier at 5e Y AlllOr 1.50
Total -'-''0 J
The Combination Sale is a Wonder.
10 rolls paper at 25c 12.50 I
rolla C-iii g at J:ti- 1.60
1 yards lor.J-r tt Cc 1.0 - 1 1 IOl dS J
We furnish ami hang paper cheaper than any tirin in the city. We
do painting aod cie:l t continue in the paintirg business. Mixed
paints, any color, 91.20 per gal on.
Corner Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street.
WILLIAM B. KILLMCR. Prop.
Are You Interested in the South ?
DO Vol CARE TO KNOW OP THK MARVELOUS DEVELOPMENT NOW
GOING o. IN
&6e GreaLt CentraJ Soith?
OP INNUMERABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG MEN OR OLD ONES
TO GROW RICH?
Do juii want to know about rk
Di) a Trunk Lint' Railroad, which will
Iron tin same Held each year Land n
acre which will be worth from 930.00
stock raising where the extreme of v
weeks? Of places where truck growin
turn- eaeh year? Of a land where yo
year? of opportunities for establish
tries; of rich mineral locations, and B
If yon want to know the detail
will gladly advise you fully and truth
h farming lands, fertile, well located,
produce two, three and four crops
ow to be had at from 98.00 to $j.MJ an
to $150.00 within ten yean? Aboul
Inter feeding Is nut six () short
jjp and fruit raisins; yield enormous re-
ii can live 1 1 of doors every nay m tiie
Ing profitable manufacturing mdns
plendid business openings?
r of any or nil of these write me. I
O. A. PARK, Genera Immigration asd had us trial agent.
Loviisville & Nashville R.y. Co.
I.Ol riSVILLE. KV
Ready for Fourth of
July, Summer Outing,
St. Louis Fair, we have
just what you want
In fact everything needed
for your comfort.
ROCK ISLAND LL
BILLS ARE HELD UP
Council Wants Light on a St. Louis
Jaunt and Purchase of a Water
CONVENTION EXPENSES HIGH
Two Official Have na Account of $17U
Fur Kle Imm Bridge
Aid. F. E. Bobbins, chairman of the
waterworks committee, and Plumb T.
Bancroft. superintendent of the wa
terworks department, a week ago at
tended a national gathering of water
works superintendents at St. louis, re
maining five days. They went in re
sponse to an invitation that had been
extended to the Rock Island council
Their expense account was presented
a an item in the monthly payroll or
dinance that came up for adoption at
i he regular meeting of the council yes
terday afternoon. It was for $ln.
The bill originally was offered for
the approval of the finance committee
at its meeting for the auditing of ac
counts last Friday evening. The mem
bers of this committee are Aids. An
derson. Sexton and West bay. The two
latter objected to payment of the Item
until they had been Informed what the
money had been spent for. They also
opposed allowing $550 for a patent
main tapper purchased from the A. P.
Smith Manufacturing company with
out the authority of the council. This
was ordered through the waterworks
I:cIikIi-iI Prom Orimtnee.
When the ordinance was read yes
terday afternon it embodied the ex
pense account of the waterworks con
vention jaunt and the bill for the pat
ent tapper. Aid. W'estbay offered a
motion that both bills he excluded
from the ordinance ami referred back
to the finance committee.
Aid. O'Connor expressed surprise
al the St. IOilis convention expense
account, and intimated that the Rock
Island representatives must have been
living in royal fashion to have ex
peinled $17 per day each during their
stay in the world's fair city.
However, he did not object to pay
ing the bill, assuming that the
amount mentioned was used for legit
(mate expenses, hut he thought when
representatives of the city went away
on trips of this sort the least they
should do would be to furnish an
itemized statement, thereby removing
any grounds for criticism.
Concerning the patent tapper sev
eral of the aldermen expressed them
selves as opposed tO doing business
after the system that had been em
ployed in this case. None doubted
that the tapper was needed, but they
wanted to be enlightened before they
voted to pay $."50 for an apparatus tin
merits or value of which they knew
nothing. Accordingly, by a vote of 8
to 7, the bills were referred to the
finance committee for investigation.
nut her limine In Ordered.
City Engineer Wallace Treichler
was ordered to prepare specifications
for a two-span steel bridge to replace
the rickety structure across the north
branch of Rock river. The new
bridge over the south branch of the
river is Hearing completion, the city
council having provided for the build
ing thereof by declaring an emergency
to exist several months ago. When
the apportionment of the anticipated
revenues of the city was made Jit the
meeting of one week ago $30,600 was
set aside for a bridge fund. From
this the new structure ordered yester
day will be paid for. Though consid
erably larger than the south bridge it
is believed it can be constructed about
as cheaply owing to the low figure at
which structural si eel can be pur
chased at this time.
KAP0C LIFE PRESERVERS
WILL SUCCEED CORK ONES
In future the Diamond Jo liners.
Helen Blair and various other craft
are to be equipped with a new species
of life preservers, which by reason of
the fact that its buoyant substance is
not cork, but a soft, cotton like sub
stance which has been discovered in
the Philippine islands, will be a dis
A number of samples of the new Ka
poc life preservers, as they are called,
have been received by ("apt. Kuapp.
of the government steamboat Inspoc
tion bureau at Dubuque. They are
about the same size as tlui cork pre
servers and are adjusted in the same
manner, but are much more convenient
to handle. loth in time of need and for
The government gave the preservers
a thorough Inspection ami pronouneed
them superior to cork preservers. The
new life preservers weigh two pounds
each and are capable of floating 21
pounds of iron, which is a very good
test. Cant Knapp stated that they
would keep a live hotly afloat a long
time and that with Utile or no effort a
drowning pet son could be saved. The
government has recommended the use
of the new preservers and a large
number of upper Mississippi river
boats are being equipped with theni.
MRS. LAURA VOLLAND MESMER A SUICIDE
WEDS J. 0. HASSON
Ceremony Takes Place at Home of
Aid. F. E. Robbins Yesterday
Op ten berg-Garrison
Vol land was
Hasson at S
Mrs. Iaura Gordon
married to James O.
o'clock last evening at
of Aid. Frank E. Robbins. 735 Twenty
second street, by Rev. R. R. Williams,
pastor of the First M. E. church, in
the presence of a small company of
guests. The wedding colors were pink
and white. A wedding supper was
served. The groom is a traveling
salesman for the Sherwin-Williams
Paint company, of Cleveland, Ohio.
The bride is well known in this city,
having been reared lure. She is a
daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs.
Byron Gordon. The couple departed
last night to spend their honeymoon
in the north. They will be at home in
Peoria after September 1. Those pres
ent at the ceremony from out of town
were Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Has
sou. of St. Paul, and .lames MeCuteh
eon. of Cincinnati.
The wedding of Miss Mary Qarri
sou to Edward Optenberg was solemn
ized last evening at s o'clock at the
home of the bride's parents. Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Garrison. L'T"7 Ninth street.
Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor of the
Broadway Presbyterian church, offi
ciating. Miss Flora Optenberg and
Felsam Garrison were the attendants.
The ring service was used. Mr. Op
tenberg is an employe of the Centra!
Union Telephone company. The cou
ple departed last night for a wedding
tour and upon their return will reside
in Moline. The guests from out of
the city present al the wedding were
Mrs. Drenner and daughter Miss May:
Mrs. Lucy Graham and daughter. Miss
Edna; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Francis.
Mrs. Gertrude Drenner. all of Prince
ton, la., and Felsam Garrison, of Sun
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
This remedy is certain to be needed
in almost every home before the sum
mer is over. It can always be depend
ed upon even In the most severe and
dangerous enses. It is fsjecially al-i
liable for summer disorders In chil
dren. It is pleasant to take and never
fails to give prompt relief. Why not
buy it now? It may save life. For
sale by all leading druggists
C. E. Adams has gone to Chicago.
Eli Ifoaenfelder is in New York City.
Miss littie Class has gone for an ex
tended visit in Iowa.
Miss Mamie Trent, of Port Byron,
spent yesterday in the city.
.lames Rickey left today for Knox
ville, Tenn., to isit his relatives for
Miss lone Burns, of this city, depart
ed this morning for a ten (lays' stay
A. H. Lambert and daughter. Miss
Anna, leave tonight for St. Louis to
visit the fair.
Mrs. .1. L. Haganiun and son. John
Ford, of Chicago, are visiting at the
home of E. W. Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Okell. of Des
Moines, are visiting relatives and
friends in Rock Island.
Will Bfansy, of Joplin, Mo., depart
ed today for his home after a brief
visit with Rock Island friends.
F. Berner, Sr.. and Mr. and Mrs. F.
Berner, Jr., and son Russell, all of
Geneseo. visited yesterday at the home
of C. C. Trent.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. Clemann and son
anil daughter have returned from St.
Louis, where they spent In days in
viewing the exposition.
Miss Margaret Eckhart departed
this morning for Montgomery, Ala.,
where she will be the guest of rela
tives for two months.
J. W. Franks, of Peoria, of the J. W.
Franks Printing company, printing
contractors for the M. W. A., was in
this city today at the Woodmen head
quarters. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Wilkin and Mrs.
Frank Griffith, of Washington. Iowa,
who have been the guests of S. A.
Black and family for the past few
days, depart tomorrow for their home.
Jack Davis, who has been here on
a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. B. Davis. 1500 Sixth avenue, left
today for Peoria to begin a ln-weeks
vaudeville engagement that will ter
minate in New York state.
A cable message today announce;
that E. D. Kohn and family, on their
way to Europe on the steamer Penn
sylvania, passed Lizard's Point. Eng
land at 1:30 this morning and will ar
rive in Hamburg tomorrow evening or
PAUL MUELLER IS TO BE
Laid at best tomorrow
Paul Mueller, drowned yesterday
afternoon at the foot of Twenty fifth
street, will be buried tomorrow morn
ing, the funeral services to be held
under the auspices of Rock Island
lodge No. 35, Mystic Workers, at the
home of the parents. Mr. and Mrs
George Mueller, 2.', is Sixth avenue.
An inquest was conducted over the
body last evening by Coroner L. V
Eckhart at the undertaking rooms of
B. F. Knox on Twentieth street, and a
verdict of accidental drowning return
ed. John Muelhr. cousin of the
drowned young man. who had a nar
row escape from a similar fate, has
recovered from the shock caused by
Body of Missing Printer Found Float
ing in the River at Foot of
HE JUMPS OFF THE BRIDGE
Uurlua M Kit of UeNpondeney Over Ilia
Fear of i Hli Mind
Burled ar RiirlinKton.
Floating in the river near the foot
of Twelfth street, the dead body of
William R. Mesnier. the Burlington
tlowai printer, who mysteriously dis
appeared from the home of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Sophie Eklund. 222(5
Fourth avenue, where his wife and two
children are now, was found this morn
ing about 7 o'clock by Al. Hogau. of
Davenport, who. with I-ee Caskey. was
rowing to Rock Island, where they are
Authorities were notified of the find,
and the body taken to Wheelan's un
dertaking rooms, where it was identi
tied by C. E. Weston, proprietor of the
Central bowling alleys Weston had
become acquainted w ith Mesmer at the
boarding house conducted by the lat
The body was in an advanced state
of decomposition, and probably had
been in the riv.er since Saturday night,
when if is supposed Mesmer jumped
from the Rock Island bridge. The cor
oner's jury rendered a verdict of death
by drowning. The jury was composed
of H. H. Morris. Dennis McCarthy.
Joseph Walters. Harry Coyne, James
Bowling and George W. Sample.
One of KiinteNt 1'rlittern lu Iowa,
Mesmer had been employed as a
printer (n the Burlington Hawk-Eye
for the past 17 years, and upon the
advent of linotypes into the printing
office he learned to run one. and was
considered one of the fastest opera
tors in the state of Iowa. Of an ob
serving and studious nature. Mesmer
iiad a propensity for reading, having
a bent for the Study of medicine and
and religion. He would often take
books from tin- Hawk Kt
study al home. In
it is thought, he
his mind. and for
three mouths he had shown
temporary mental aberration
t his waj .
came ill. compelling him to quit work.
He brooded over his condition, and
seemed to be aware of his symptoms
through his study of medicine. This
worried him all the more, and he
would often remark to his wife about
his unfitness to work and drop an
occasional hint that he knew his mind
was deranged at times. He was ad
vised by his physician to leave Bur
lington for a change for the benefit
of his health. Last Wednesday he and
his family, consisting of his wife and
two small children, came to Rock Isl
and and were staying at the home of
his wife's mother. Mrs. Sophie Ek
lund, 222G Fourth avenue.
Seemeil on the Improve.
For the first few days M earner's con
dition seemed to improve, and his wift
says that he slept soundly last Friday
nivht lor the list time in three
months He and his wife felt enconr
aged, and were sanguine of his event
ual recovery. However, the following
day he grew extremely despondent
and was reticent. He talked only
when spoken to, and would answer in
monosyllables. Saturday evening, af
ter supper, he told his wife that he
was going to a nearby barber shop to
get a shave. Fearing that he might
wander away his wife accompanied
him, hut the shop was crowded with
customers, and both returned to hei
mother's house. After sifting around
awhile he told his wife that he was
going to try to get a shave at another
barber shop, ami said that she need
not accompany nor worry, as he wa;
all right, and would return just as soon
as he had gotten his shave.
Leaving the house alone, his wifi
watched him. Instead of going to
barber shop he turned at Twenty-firs'
street and went flown toward the riv
er. His wife quickly went after him.
but was unable to find him. It is
thought he went direct to the Rock
Island bridge, where he was seen
W ell Known In lln r 1 i n i I u .
Besides his wife and two children
Gladys, aged 9 years, and LeRoy, aged
years. Mesmer is survived by hie
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Mesmer
of Burlington, his father having been
for a long number of years police
clerk of that city. Mesmer was well
Lknown in Burlington and was a self
educated man. He was :!t years o:
age. Like most printers he took an
interest in all the issues of the day
and was well read on these topics a;
well as having been a student of medi
cine and religion. The body will In
sent to Burlington toninht for burial.
Ella, aged 1 year. 1 month and 1
day. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miehrel
BoUman, of Ekratfa Rock island, died
yesterday. The child's death followed
an operation for the removal of an
abscess of the liver. The funeral will
be held from the home tomorrow
at 2 p m.
A case came to lij;ht that for per
sistent and unmereiful torture ha
perhaps never been equaled. Joe Gol
obick. of Colusa. Cal.. writes: "For 18
years I endured insufferable pain from
rheumatism and nothing relieved me.
though I tried everything known. I
came across Electric Bitters, and it's
the greatest medicine on earth for
that trouble. A few bottles of it com
pletely relieved and cured me." Just
gOO 1 for liver and kidney troubles
and general debility. Only 5' centr.
Satisfaction guaranteed by Hartz
I Tib HIM Jill, druggists.
news fci the time - THE
We Are Not
When we tell you
that we have the
Suits in town. Come
in and be convinced.
Men's Flannel Suits 5.00
Men's Flannel Suits 6.50
Men's Flannel Suits 7.50
Men's Fine hard Worst
ed Suits 10.00
Plentv for Slim jvnd Fat Men.
SUMMERS & LA VELLE.
1804 Second Ave.. Rock Island.
ircade Cigar Store
JOHN P. SEXTON.
Harper House Block.
R nek Island Agent for
Paine's Perfect Pipe
See the smoke chamber (A A). All nisotine and dust stop there. The
bowl can be lifted out and the pipe cleaned while lighted. Stem can
not clog-. Smoke all you like with this pipe; it won't upet your
nerves or burn your tongue. Made of French briar. You get only
pure, refreshing smoke without nicotine or dust when Ubing this pips.
We will be pleased to show the m to you.
NOW IS THE TIME
when you're away for the sum
mer and not to be troubled with
the tearing up and putting down,
to have that new heating appar
atus installed or the old one
overhauled in anticipation of
last winter's long continued cold
be r.g repeated the coming win
ter. Think it over and let our es
timate convince you 'twill be
true economy to do it now.
CHANNON, PERRY 6c CO.,
Davis Block. Old 'Phone 1148. New fill. S. I 'i Went Seventeenth St..
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Will Please You.
Any one of our three through t ruins
II. I. MACK,
Oenl Agent A. T. A- S. V. IVy.
Dsed ly busy
buaine is men bo
wish to arrii e
h. like eesy-
ho enjoy club
ROI K ISLAND, ILL.
Try the Santa Fi your next trip
A Study in
is eon tabled in our stock of new de
ipn& and effects In colorings. For
rich and artihtie touches of colors suij
tint and beauty of patterns fhey are
an rivaled. Decorations from thern
are f urnNh5n- in themselves, nml we
will do it at prices that are as attract
ive as our wall papers. We also carry
a rtoek of p.ii:it, 'il and room
PAR.IDON GL SON.
419 SEVENTEENTH STKEET.
Old 'phone uuicn 213, new 'ph te 5219.