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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1904.
Keeps Us Busy,
Pioneer Cash. Grocer.
Old 'Phone 217.
! BUY !
! NOW !
While they are clown. Our
entire stock of Spring and
Summer Pants in this
Pants Worth From
6.50 to 8.50 for 4.90.
I'arvts Worth From
4.50 to 6.00 for 3.45.
Pants WortK From
3.00 to 4.00 for 2.45.
Pants Worth From
2.50 to 3.00 for 1.90.
Pants Worth From
1.75 to 2.25 for 1.40.
If you want a fine pair of
Pants for little money, get
into a pair of these.
ROCK ISLAND ILL
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COATES UP AGAIN
Bad Man or the Fifth Ward Negro
Settlement Burglarizes Mrs.
Casper Merit's Grocery.
SEEN TO LEAVE THE STORE
Most of the Money is Found on Him
When He is Searched at Police
Claude Coatcs, if-garded as one of
the bad men of the lpwer Fifth ward
negro settlement, last evening was
held to the grand jury in bond of $5ih
for burglarizing the grocery of Mrs.
Casper Merk, 2113 Fourth avenue, in
In pushing the store Coates noticed
there was no one in evidence there
and he slipped in, went behind the
counter and opened the cash drawer,
pocketing the content. Go cents. As
he was leaving Mrs. Merks' daughter
enured from the living rooms at the
rear of the store.
Coatcs was not aware that he had
been seen, for less than an hour after
the robbery he retunud to the store
and purchased a half dozen eggs, pay
ing for them with money that had
been given him by a person at whose
home he was stopping on Tweaty-sec-ond
Money I'oiiimI on liiin.
At the station 57 cents was found
on Coatcs. The money was in denom
inations described by Mrs. Merk as
having been taken from the cash draw
er at her place of business. Her
daughter identified the negro as the
person she saw emerging through the
front door when she entered the store
from the rear. Coatcs could not fur
nish security and he was locked tip in
the county jail.
He is the fellow who was brought
back from Des Mo;nes last winter, re
fusing to come without a repuisition.
ami served 0 days here for the theft
of clothing belonging to a Hock Isl
and house porter.
II. HIl i -NN- StU.
Harry Smith, who threw glasses at
the Kuieka club picnic at 1 labor's gar
den Thursday night, was charged witli
disorderly conduct at his hearing, and
wits fined $10 and costs.
SeiircliliiK for Ilr Son.
A letter has come from Mrs. M. C.
Jolley, of Statesvtlle. X. C, inquiring
for information concerning her son.
.lames II. Jordan, whom she has not
heard from in a long while, and whom
she had learned had been injured in
a railroad accident hereabout. The
police do not know Jordan.
HAS A BATTLE WITH AN EEL
Eleven-Pounder Nearly Capsizes Gregg
Johnson's Boat at Cordova.
The article published this week in
the- papers regarding two catfish
we-ighing n spec live ly r' and 7.r jrounds
caught on one- line, nearly causing the
drowning of Joe ! t.el, of Ste-rling. is
eclipsed by a very peculiar accident
wlrch happened to Gregg Johnson, oi
Cordova, who ha 1 a narrow escape
from capsizing and probable drowning
Wednesday.. When pulling up a long
se't line in the Mississippi, he pulled
to tile- surface an eel which battled
furiously after being landed in the
boat. The hook bee-omlng fastened in
Johnson's clothing, lie laid flat in the
boat on the slippery snake-bke mon
ster and called for help to a clam
tisheT near by who went to his assis
tance'. The eel We-igheei 11 pounds,
and is said to be the largest spe.'cinien
ever caught in this vicinity.
CATFISH IS SIX INCHES SHY
Emil Lindeman Orfcrs for Sale one
Not up to Requirements.
Emil Lindeman. the Davenport fish
monger who was fined in the Rock
Island police court two weeks ago for
giving fraudulent weight, was arrett
ed in Mohne this morning on com
plaint of Jesse Ea.-tman. the deputy
fu-h warden. The ..tate- law provides
that it is a misdemeanor to offe-r for
sale a e at fish under L! inches in
length. Eastman found where Lfmle
man sold ene- that measured just sev--n
iuchos. Lindeman had his trial
before- a jury in the court of Justice
Harvey Williams. The jury found him
guilty and assessed the line at $2G.
Gasoline Stove on Fire.
I'ort Byron Globe: The home ot
P. Y. Allsbrow tame near In-ing de-
roved by fire Monday afternoon, and
Mrs. Allsbrow feels that she had a very
fortunate- from being seriously burned
hcrsedt. She had been using the gaso
line stove and unelerteHk to shut off
the j.upp"y but was unable to do sj.
She dosed the valve as tightly as irjs
;ille but ek spite her efforts the fluid
f d the- flames, and the supply being
more- than should have been, the blaze
a soon as high as the ceiling. She
ihe-n thought best to remove' the- sup
ply tank, and in this undertaking sh
spilled gasoline on her clothes as we ll
as around the stove. The oil on the
rioor al.-o took fir but fortunately she-cseap-'d
from the roo:n before the
tlames resrhed her clothing. She gave
the alarm and the n( ishbers rushed in-
! ;o the kitchen and with rugs succeeded
in putting out the f-re. but not until
the paper on the wall and paint on the
woodwork of the r.ta had been badly
Big free lunch at George Weinber
g's tonight, CjI Seventh, avenue.
Miss Elizabeth Bowlby returned to
day from a visit at Princeton. 111.
Miss Millie Bowles, of Denver, is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Adani McClelland, who has been the
guest of relatives in Fort. Madison,
Iowa, arrived homo today.
Mr. and Mrs. John Boyles arrived in
Rock Island this n.orning from their
home In S.ouv City, Iowa, to visit
Charles and Harry Murphy arrived
in Rock Island last evening from their
home in Memphis, Tenn., to make an
Dr. O. G. Craig, Sr., and daughter.
Miss Eleanor, who have been sojourn
ing at Atlantic City, X. J., returned
home last night.
Miss Lucy Teska left today for Chi
cago. She will make her home in that
city. She will take a position as
Mrs. li. M. Gilo..:, who has been the.
guest of Rock Island relatives lor the
past two weeks, Jpi-ried tiiis morning
for her home in Qu'ncy.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Milburn anel sem
William have returned to their home
in Karkakte after Laving spent a few
days with Rock Island frie nds.
K. W. Olni.-tead it turned last even
ing with iiis family from I.ewiston, III.,
where Mrs. Olmsted and the children
have been isi;ing for two months.
.1. H. Keyser, secret aiy er the Y. M.
C. A., who with his wife, has been vis
iting in Fort Wayne. Ind.. has returned
home. Mrs. Keyser will make a more
Mrs. B. N. Curtis and children,
(lO'jrgt and Ida. who have been the
gue-sts of Rock Island relatives for
the past week, departed last evening
for their home in Omaha.
C. W. Thacher, 920 Twentieth
street, leaves this evening for Colo
rado with his family for an outing.
He expects to return in 10 days, but
his family will remain in the west
fer three weeks possibly.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Bailey, of Lin
coln, Xeb., arrived in Hock Island this
morning to make a few days' visit
with Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Williams.
Mr. U.iiloy was fotmetly general sec
retary of the local Y. M. C. A., but he
is now state secretary of the associa
tion of Xebiaska. He will deliver an
addres ? tomorrow e.ven.ng at the First
M. L church.
SOCIAL DOINGS OF DAY.
Thomas L. Kennedy last evening en
tertained the members of the Hock
Island Independent baseball team ttt
his home on Seventeenth street,
l'lans were discussed for the harde'st
battie that the team will have this
season, if the boys are to believe all
they hear of the iVoria White Rocks,
whom they are to meet tomorrow at
the Twelfth street l-ark. There was a
program ef music and refreshments
Twenty-five friends called on Mr.
r.nd and Mrs. Hugh Fitzsimmons, 122i
Fourteenth street, hist evening to re
mind them t hat it was their ?,uth wed
ding anniversary and te assist them
in an appropriate observance of the;
occasion. The time was occupied with
games and music.
A fare well party was tendered last
evening at the homo of Miss Iotiiso
Flemming. 12us Twelfth street, for
Iht guest. Miss Louise Joerger, Chi
cago. Xine couple were entertained 1n
pleasing manner with games, music
A WRECK TIES UP TRAFFIC
Seven Loaded Freight Cars Piled up
on the Rock Island at Wyanet.
Traifio on the Illinois and the Hu-re-au
divisions f il,e Rock Island road
(was ti'-d up from ."::,' until 12 o'clock
last night as a r Milt of a freight
wncl; that occurred at Wyanet. A
freigh bound for IVoria via the Bu
reau route broke in two as it was
pulling out of Wyanet. Seven loaded
cars piled c.p on the track ami block
ed the right of way on the main lines
of the Illinois and Bureau divisions.
The evening pass-nge.- trains of the
Rock Island. Xos. t2. R and 11. all
due before midnight, were dclaye-d by
the wreck. Xo. 11. the- only limited
westbound passenger en the road at
night, arrived in the city first, get
ting here at 12 o'clock. The other
passenger trains were al!cwed to pro
ceed as quickly as the track was in a
PROF. E. G. MAUL RESIGNS
Former Rock Island High School In
structor to Leave Cambridge.
E. G. Maul, formerly of Rock Island,
who has acted as principal and super
intendent of the schools of Cambridee
for the last two years, has resigned his
position on account e,r his wile's ill
health. The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Maul hope that with a change of
climate he-r health may be benefited.
There has be-on no ene chosen, as yet,
as the successor of Mr. Maul.
IJOHN COLLINS IS TO SPEAK
Socialist Candidate For Governor to be
at Tomorrow's Picnic.
John Collins, of Chicago, candidate
I for governor, and Saiauc 1 Block, of
j Peoria, nominee for attorney general,
. are to be the chief speakers at Huber's
garden on Fifth avenue at the so
cialist picnic Tomorrow. There will
be singing by the Vorwaerts ejf Dav
enjort. and dancing in the pavilion.
This is to be the first in a series of
(denies that the cKi-iali.-is have ar
ranged to hold in te county during
Florence SiDgleton and Gertrude
O. Krnpp Begin Proceedings
LEFT SOON AFTER WEDDING
Latter's Husband Living With Her
Only Fourteen Days She
Has a Child.
Two more deserted wives contribu
ted today to the numerous chapters on
the disappointments of marriage filed
in the office of the circuit clerk for
hearing at the September term of
court. Fiorcnce M. Singleton, of Rock
Islanel and Gertrude O. Krnpp, of .Mo
lino, are the petitioners.
Two mouths witnessed the ending
of the blissful existence for Mrs. Sin
gleton. She was united with Thomas
Singleton at Keokuk, Iowa. May 21,
Rl'Mi: On the same day of the follow
inf July iie left lie:-, without any cause,
so far as she has ever been able to
earn. She asks in addition to a di
vorce that she be permitted to resume
her maiden name Head. G. W. McCas
krin is her attorney.
I.t-t- llrr After 14 Inyw.
Mrs. Krupp alleges that her hus
band, George W. Krupp, left her 14
days after their marriage, and that
ho ha 3 remaine-d away from her ever
since. They were vedded in this city
April 1C. 'J2. There is a child, Elisa
Margaret, row 1 year old. i R. In
gelson is t.er attorney.
Amelia Rahn. of Medine, filed a suit
for divorce this afternoon in the cir
cuit court against her husband, Sam
uel Rahn, of Madison. Wis., who. she
claims, abandoned h'-r July 2u, lftiM.
and with the-ir two childre-n. Adelaide,
aged L' Vi years, and Louis, aged, 1
years, went te Elgin. 111., for the' al
leged purpose1 eif seeking employment .
W hile- in Elgin, she claims. Rahn plac
ed the two children In the homo of
his father, Letuis C. Rahn. and left
thorn there when ho Ve-nt to Madison,
Wis., where he is now employed. The
bill slate's that the couple weiv mar
ried in September. IS'.tH. The com
plainant asks for the custody of the;
AN EMANCIPATION PICNIC
Reck Island Colored Folks to Have
Their Annual Celebration.
Sept. 22 the coleu'ed residents of
Rock Island will hold Ihcir annual
celebration of Emancipation day at
Huber's garden. There will be music,
speeches, and dancing and game s. Tins
main celebration will commence at 2
p. in. The address ef welcome will be
delivered by Mayor William McCono
chie. Th declaration of independ
ence will be read by Mrs. II. II. Hos
kins, of Davenport, and the emancipa
tion proclamation by Miss Ruby
Holmes, of Rock Island. C. .1. Searlo.
S. R. Ken worthy and J. K. Scott will
deliver short addresses. Music will
ne- iiiruisne-u ny srincinii s orcncsini.
Following the program dancing will
be enjoyed and refreshments se-rved
In the e'Vening bue-k and wing danc
ing will be a feature' and prizes will
be awarded. The marshal of tuo day
will be Robert Mitchell who will be'
assisted by Albert Houston. The efli
ce-rs of the emancipation society are:
President - W. H. Morrison.
Vice president W. F. Barker.
Secretary A. H. Dawson.
Corresponding secretary Harry
Treasurer B. Wilson.
Arrangements commit too George'
IVarson. A. Houston. Sandy Terry, A.
11. Dawson ami W. F. Parker.
MAGILL TALKING . POLITICS:
Tells Republican State Committee His
County Will Go for Roosevelt.
Representative Lawrence Mahonoy
Maeill says the elinner pail is groaning
full in Rook Island county. With
Axel Kohler, the county chairman, and
F. G. All'-n, of the Medine Plow com
pany, bo called at state republican
headquarters in Chicago yesterday.
Larry was told that there! had been
representations through de-moe-ratio
channels that there were many unem
ployed in the factory districts, includ
ing Rock Island county. 'The men
who labor down in my county are
mostly e-niploye-d," Larry is report !
to have said. "There is always plenty
to do there. Why, It will take an ex
tra force to pluck the com this fall.
Marvelous crops. One eif my East Mo
line constituents got lost in an acre
field the either day. At Taylor Ridge
one farme r has chained the stalks to
prevent them from growing out of
nach. Rock Island will go r.iin T,..
publican this fall." Afte-r which Larry
got a cheroot and a ride in the eleva
tor. COURT HOUSE RECORD.
Real Estate Transfers.
Aug. K. Robert Anderson to Nan
nie E. Cole-man. lot 2", block 17, East
X. V. Titus tej William Peterson, lot
11 and f'-2 lot 1. block ''. Chicago or
Ijwer add.. Rock Island. $l.f.Vi.
Alfred Pettit to Daniel Zimmerman,
sw' ,, 10. 2't, 2e. $1.
Daniel Zimmerman to Ge orge Hunt,
sw!(. 11, 2. 2e. $1.
Licensed to Wed.
Oscar M. Fryxell Moline
Miss Anna M. Nelson Moline
AH the news all the time THE
FOR. EARLY FALL BUYERS.
Each and every day we are unloading cars and unpacking fresh arri
vals in the furniture line. Our sales floors are beginning to show ik
That we are loaded is the general verdict. Our buyer went early to
the Big Furniture Markets and came home with the assurance that
our orders, early placed, would be early filled. Being first in the mar
ket, we had our pick of the good things, for which we have the ex
clusive sale in this territory.
No Need to Wa.it
If you want but a single piece of furniture or an entire outfit of House
hold Goods, you will find our assortment so varied, large and complete
that it will be a pleasure as well as easy for you to make your selec
tions. Come before the rush is on. We have the inclination and
wish to show you, if you are a buyer or a prospective one, our time is
Coerpets, Rugs, Ma.ttings. Linoleums a.nd
In fact, floor coverings of all kinds are ready for your inspection. We
firmly believe that there never was such a variety of patterns, color
ings and designs to choose from as shown in this market.
HeadqiaLrters For Office Fvirniture
Sole agents for the Globe-Wernicke line of Sectional Book Cases and
Sole agents for the great Buck's line of Stoves and Ranges. Best
Furniture & Carpet
Opposite Masonic Temple,
123-125 West Third Street, Davenport,
25 per cent Reduction
Men's Fancy Suits,
25 per cent Reduction
iVien's Outing Suits,
25 per cent Reductioiv
from S4 a pair upward.
A choice of evil JMtle fellows suits,
ages 3 to 8 at
Regular S4 to S6.25 suits.
SOMMER.S v LA VELLE,
1804 Second Ave r vie. Rock Island.
Felt Outing Hats
WE ARE SHOWING THE EXTREME NEW
SHAPES IN FELT OUTING HATS IN WHITE, CHAM
PAGNE, BROWN AND NEW SHADES OF BLUE JUST
THE HAT YOU WANT TO WEAR RIGHT NOW.
Alice R.oosevelt Veils.
WE HAVE ALL THE NEW COLORS IN THESE
STUNNING VEILS. ONE OF THEM PROPERLY DRAP
ED WILL MAKE A MARVELOUS CHANGE IN THE AP
PEARANCE OF ANY HAT.
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner 20th St. and 4th Ave.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under th State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Bufor1, PrsMent.
John Crubaugh, Vl'j. Preaident.
P. Ureeriawalt, Caah!r.
Began the business July 2. 18V0,
anl occupies 8. K. corner ef Mitch
ell & Lynde'a building.
ft. II. Cable.
ir. p .iiuii.
J. M. Buford.
E. W. Hurst.
John Vol It.
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.