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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1904.
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PIHITAV Wil KI.F.SS Ill.l K KI.AMi:
IHt. sl') 1- Tin? Puritan is the best
jirnl most -.- nt imi -il stove to hail for
: uiiiim r l ooking. Jt is absolutely safe
.rnl oiloil-ss ; more economical than
, ,,al. w 1 or ir.t.-oiine. Bvery house-
lieeper s-hnuM lia c one of these cool,
:.ife, Kunirnr cooking stoves.
Opposite uarper House.
August Shoe Sale
Lots of people have taken advantage of
our clearing up sale all odds and ends, g
small lots. etc.. accumulated from the o
HPcr TTTS tSI
While they are down. Our
entire stock of Spring and
Summer Pants in this
Pants Worth From
650 to 8.50 for 4.90.
Pants Worth From
4.50 to 6.00 for 3.45.
Pants Wortn 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
is what we areall after, and the pos
session of a North Star or Indiana re
frigerator insures sweet milk, cream
and butter and many dainties that
would he unattainable without the re
frigerator. Because the summer is
partially over we are making especial
reductions on refrigerators.
mmnmmmm n n jaaaaaaaaare
because the prices on the 8
shoes and Oxfords are so o
cheap. S3.50 and $4.00
lines closing at Q
1721 Second A-Oc g
PL I M V t
FIGHT UNCLE SAM
Milan Citizens Are L'p In Arms
AKainat Djke That It Is Plaunetl
to Rnlltl Along Water Street.
WILL APPLY FOR INJUNCTION
Twenty Acres, Including Many Homes,
to Be placed in Pocket, Getting
Benefit of High Water.
The government will have at bat
tle on its hands when it attempts to
put through a levee improvement
along Water street. Milan, for
the puritosp of preventing Mill
creek, in flood time. from rush
ing through the streets of the village.
A delegation of f.ie Citizens whose
homes are north of the proposed vee,
or dyke, were in Rock Island today
Nothing will bo dune by the objec
tors until the contract has been award
ed. The bids have been invited, and
they are to be opened Aug. HI at the
ofi'icr of tl engineering corps in this
city. The moi)n-nt that the contractor
starts at wirk on th job an injunc
tion will be applied for. and then will
he commenced a legal tight that the
men who are opposing the dyke de
clare will continue as long as they
have a dollar left.
It ui mi I ion ut Thrlr iloiufn.
'"It means the ruination of our prop
erty." said one of their number today
"This dyke, if allowed to be built, will
place our homes in a pocket with the
bank of the river at the north of us.
When high water comes we will get
the full beneJit. of it. whereas now it
Hows on through other portions of
the town. It Is not our fault that
our homes are on the shore of the
river, and it is not right that w
should be made to suffer the loss of
our property without having some re
course. I believe we have the law
on our side. 1 lie government made a
serious mistake during the construc
tion of the Hennepin canal. Mill
creek used to shoot half way across
Kock river befoie the building of the
canal. Instead of following another
route, the government decided to divert
the course of the creek. The result is
that it passes alongside Milan, and
during the spring freshets there is
nothing to prevent it flooding the vil
lage, which it has done on several oc
casions since the building of the
11 kr to Srrve iim Itotnl f .
There are about acres in the strip
that it is to be enclosed by the pro-
ttosed dvke. which is to ex
tend along Water street from
Mill tre.k to Fifth r.treet. lit tha
strip there are probably IS houses
all occupied. The dvke. a:; planned
is three feet in height, and 2o feet
across the top. the same to serve as
a roadway from the bridge to Mair
street, in addition to protecting the
village beyond Water street in time ol
STARTS A DRAINAGE SYSTEM
East Moline to Expend $6,000 in Car
ing for Surface Water.
Workmen began today on the con
struction of the most complete drain
age system yet taken up at Kast Mo
line. The Kast Moline company is
promoting the improvement, and the
expense will be in the neighborhood
of $i;.oiM. The drainage of the entire
village is comprehended in the plan.
The drainage ditch to be installed
will start at First street on Pawnee
avenue, the second street north of the
railroad tracks, and will incline in a
southeasterly direction as far as Sev
enth street. From here one branch
will cut diagonally across to Ninth
street and the other will proceed
northeasterly along Pawnee avenue to
the crossing of Fifteenth street and
the Milwaukee tracks. These two
branches will carry the water to First
street, where connection is made with
the drainage' ditch reaching to the
A new street is to be built along
the south side of the factories from
Ninth to Thirteenth streets and on
Tenth street to the Hurlington sta
tion. This will be surfaced with cin
ders that it may be traveled during
all seasons of the year. This street
forms a connecting link with the bluff
road and State street for a commodi
ous highway from Moline to Water
town. DATE FIXED FOR THE SALE
Interurban Companies Will Probably
Bid for Muscatine Road.
The Muscatine North & South rail
way will be sold at auction Oct. . the
official date of the sale being fixed at
this time. The road has been offered
for sale it will be remembered for
some time, being put up at auction on
several different occasions, but never
having had a bidder. This time, how
ever, it is thought that the bidding
will be spirited and that a probable
purchaser w-;ll be found, as i; is known
hat the officials of several interur
ban companies have inspected the
route. It has been said the Eastern
Iowa Interurban company desires the
line as a connecting link between
Cedar Rapids and Peoria. 111., via Mus
catine. According to the terms of the sale
at b ast must be paid on pur
chase price by the successful bidder.
At the time of the last attempt to sell
the property one of the conditions was
thai no b'nl less than $lj."nt would be
entertained. In this sale, however, no
tippet price 13 named.
BOLT LIGHTNING TRAVELS
DOWN CHIMNEY OF HOUSE
Family of H. F. Voight Shocked Dur
ing Storm Yesterday Afternoon
Soot is Scattered.
A bolt of lightning yesterday after
noon during the storm struck the roof
of II. F. Voigfs residence, COi'l Fiftl
avenue, and tore a large hole, and
partly demolishing a chimney. The
bolt followed the chimney into the
house and shocked Mrs. Voight and :
company of her friends who were sit
ting in the parlor. A boarder at the
residence was also shocked and badly
frightened. Dirt from inside the
chimney was thrown all over two of
the rooms. The electric wires over
the house acted as a conductor for the
lightning, which passed over them and
put out house lights in that section of
the city for quite a distance.
LEAVE SWAG BEHIND:
BURGLARS LOSE NERVE
Thousand Dollars Worth of Cutlery
Found on Roof of Hanssen Hard
ware Store in Davenport.
Rurglars made a big haul at the
Hanssen hardware store in Davenport
Saturday night, taking $f in monej
from the cash drawer and piling cut
hry valued at $l.U'ii) in three sacks,
but they lost tiieir nerve when they
reached the roof of the building not a
single article having been taken. All
the robbers got for their trouble was
the contents of the cash drawer. They
entered in the same manner as fol
lowed at the jewelry store of Stark &
Ituser, opening the skylight with a
chisel and reaching the stock room
by means of a rope ladder.
M. J. Willamson, of Chicago, is vis
iting in the city.
Carl Shields is convalescent after
a siege of four weeks with typhoid
I'. II. diver and son IMward leave
tonight for St. Louis to attend the
Miss Helen Sehmaeht has been call
ed home from Chicago by the illness
of her mother.
John Quinlan, of Denver, who has
been visiting af the home of his cou
sin. Mrs. Anton Kail, returned home
H. P. Simpson, daughters. Mary and
Dorothy, anil Misses (J race and I--ila
Means left last evening for St. I.oitis
to attend the exposition.
Misses (2 rare and Clara Diedrich left
last evening for their home in Cairo.
III., after having spent a few days
with relatives in this cPv.
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Turner, who
have been the guests of Rock Island
relatives, departed this morning for
their home in Moberly, Mo.
Charles Mr-Hugh, daughter Eliza
beth and Blanch' Trimble departed
last evening for St. Louis for tiie pur
pose of attending the exposition.
Messrs. C. II. Davis and A. V. Kne
berg, with their families, returned
home this morning from a two weeks'
outing at Norsemen's camp on Rock
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bruner and
daughter left Saturday evening for
Denver. Mrs. Bruner and her datigh
ter will remain there until spring in
tiie hope of improving the former's
health. Mr. Bruner will return in Oc
tober. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cast eel. Mrs.
Mary Robinson and Samiiel Rhoades
left Saturday evening for a trip
through the northwest, covering a per
iod of six weeks, probably. Mi
Rhoades will remain at Los Angcle..
Cal., his former home.
Rev. E. H. Young, of St. Andrew:
church, Pittsburg, Pa., son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. J. Young, of this city, will
spend his vacation in Europe. Mr.
Young, in company with Rev. II. A.
Flint, also of Pittsburg, will sail from
New York on the 2oth on the Hamburg-American
liner Bleticher, landing
at Plymouth. A short visit will be made
in southern England, and then the
gentlemen will proceed via Harwicl
to the Netherlands, thence? tej (le-r-many
and into Austria-Hungary as far
as Buda-Pest, visiting certain points
of interest in these count lies, thence
south to Rome and Naples with an
extende'd stay in other of the Italian
cities. Returning through the Italian
lakes and the Swiss Alps, they wii
spend some time in Paris and end
their tciir by a short trip through Ire
land, sailing for home about the first
Goes West For Health.
Frank McMeekin, part owner of the
(cneseo News, will remove to Colo
rado for his health in a short time.
Mr. McMeekin expects to regain com
plete health up in the mountains. Mr.
McMeekin will sell his half interest
.n the News to W. C. Daly, who has
been editor of that paper for the past
The first day of sehol at Brown's
ill be Tuesday. Aug. Candidates
for enredlment should register at the
principal's office on Monday, Aug. -f.
A Prosperous Year.
Princiyai Read of Brown's Business
-olhge says thai school prospects
were sett-r so bright as at present and
fnat he anticipates a good year.
OUTING A SAD ONE
George W. Tiwuienil, Sr., Strlck. n
While Kej y in a Picnic With Ula
Family at Watch Towfr.
DEATH FOLLOWS AT HOME
Paralysis, Four Attacks of Which He
Suffers, the Fatal Ailment Fu
neral to Be Held Wednesday.
While at a picnic yesterday after
noon about 2::h o'clock, Gexrge W.
Townsend. Sr.. of Semth Heights, un
til last Thursday a resident of Rex"k
Island, was stricken for the fourth
time with paralysis. He was taken to
his home, where he dienl this morning
at 12:45 o'clock. He was aged &r
years, 1 month and 11 days.
Mr. Townsend was employed as a
baker for Krell & Co.. of Davenport,
for the past two years, and had been
working at his trade up to the time of
his death, list April he suffered his
first stroke of paralysis and recovered
from it fairly w II, as he did from the
second and third, usually fatal.
Last Thursday he moved with his
wife to South Heights from this city
for the benefit of his health, and yes
terilay he and his wife and others made
up a party who went to the Watch
Tower on a picnic.
A titlvc f New lurk Stnle.
He was born in West Cliazy, N. Y..
July 11 1 S-I ! and came to West Lib
erty Iowa when 12 cars of age. leav
ing that place alxuit sixteen years ago,
he located in Davenport. Five years
ago he moved his family to Rock Isl
and. The dee-eased is survived by his
wife, two daughters and out son, Mrs.
William Teegen. of Davenport, and
Mrs. M. H. Danielson and Ceorge W.
Townsend, Jr., of Rock Island.
Thc fune ral will be he-Id at lit o'clrek
Wednesday morning from the resi
dence of the son. 2312 Eight hand a
haff avenue. Rev. W. H. Blancke, pas
tor of St. Paul s English Lutheran
church, of Davenport, assisted by Rev.
It. B. Williams, pastor of the First
Methodii t church, of Rock Island, con
due ling the services. Burial will be in
Louis Meese. and brother of Lawyer
u. A. Meese, died at !:15 yesterday
morning at the Moline city hospital of
cancer of the stomach, aged 51 years
Deceased was liorn in the cty of Haiti
more, coming to Moline with his par
cuts at the age of :i years. At one
time he was proprietor of a knitting
goods factory in Rock Island. Eight
years ago he broke a le-; iu an ac-ci
de-nt al one of the Moline factories
where he was employed and since had
not been able to work. He had never
married and made his home with his
mother. The funeral will take placi
from her residence, lftuii Third ave
nue, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
STILL CARRIES HIS BILLY
Former Marshal of Wyoming, III., is
J. R. Hanson formerly was chief
of police at Wyoming. 111., a hurr
ahing the? line of the Peoria division
of the Rock Island road. When b
term expired he branc hed into the re-ai
estate business. He had grown 1
accustomed to carrying 1 Dill v that
he did not feel safe without one in
his rear pocket. 11.; discarded th.
star and pistol, but he clung to the
loaded walloper. Hanson was iu Rock
Island Saturday. In the evening he
was arrested by OHieer Theodore Pet
eison. who discovered tin; nillv on
him. Hanson, in telling his story to
Magistrate Johnson, stated that hv
never had used the weapon since re
tiring as head of the peace preserving
brigade of his home town, and nevei
would think of bringing it into play
unless lit; was attacked. He carried
it its a means of protection, as he wa
away from home a great pait of th.
time. He was called iinoii freoneiitlv
to 'make exeursons into the country.
and there was an element of dantrer
traveling along dark roads with houses-
a mile separated. The magistrate im
posed the minimum fine $2.", but re
nutted all of it except $" on the
strength of Hansen's plea.
C amiel and Victor Van Tieghan and
Peter Van Starntem were fined ami
costs each fr disturbing the peace.
they attacked William Hamilton, the
expressman, at his barn on Twenty
second street Saturday eve-ning, be
cause Hamilton had chastised a son
ol ( amiel an Ti-irh:m' for nviL-inv
himself a n usance about the barn.
Charles Oswald, the grocer, took a
hand in the fight as peacemaker and
drw a shanty over his otitic. Ofli
cer C2us Kirsch arrested the Van Tieg-
hans and an Starnten.
Hamilton, charged with assault ami
battery, was fined $3.
Fannie Kimble was arrested Satur
day evening in a room on Third ave
nu?, near Twentieth street, in com
pany with L. Anderson. They were
charged with disturbing the peace.
She was fined $." and he
James Carroll was sent down fo;
10 days days and William Saley for
15 days. Both were arrested for va
grancy. Saley cemies from Moline. Ih
is be tter known as Blackie Williams
He has been in the county jail niun
The police have been notified that
Oe-orge Key-berg, of Rapids City, has
found the gray mare- that was stole r.
froui his barn Thursday nighr. T.;
horse was fejund roaming in the coun
try some distance from the Key-berg
25 per cent Reduction
IVIen's Fancy Suits,
25 per cent Reduction
iVIen's Outing; Suits,
25 per cent Reduction.
from 4 a pair upward.
A cKoice o oJl little fellows suits,
a.ges 3 to 8 at
R-cgula-r S4 to $6.25 suits.
SOMMER.S & LA VELLE,
1804 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
SELLING IT FOR LESS
Is what you'll find we are doing on everything In the
line of groceries. You will find by your very first order
that our prices on good, dependable groceries are so much
lower that you will continue as a regular customer. We
are sure we can please you. Will you give us a trial?
Brazil coffee, per lOr
pound I 2
! bars Santa Clans Ofe
Anderson's jams, 3 or
cans for lOC
3-lb. can apples,
2 for IOC
1-lb. package scrap ftr
10 bars Cudahy's Diamond Qf
C soap kOC
Best granulated , f rf
Sugar, P lbs I.UU
Kgg-O-See and Vigor, nr
.1 packages HOC
Quaker Oats, per q
Standard tomatoes, nr
'i cans bOC
Standard corn, nr-
3 cans 0C
New York gallon nr
3-lb. can Green -
Pure catsup, 3 nr
REMEMBER TIIE PLACE, NEAR POST'.iFFICE.
Economy Grocery Co.
j 1515 Second Ave.; old 'phone 12G:,
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 4tK Ave.
II. E. CA STEEL,
L. D. MUDGE.
Central Trust s Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital S-k $100,000. Four Per
C. J. Lark In.
II. II. Cleaveland,
J. J. LaVelle.
II. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
Mary E. RoblnBon,
E. D. Sweeney,
II. W. Tremann,
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which Is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Coneervator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of Insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, Invalids, and others.
Cold Dust j
4-lb package IOC
3 1b can Egg 1f
Quart botlo q
Ammonia for OC
21b pkg. Cero-Fruto. Malta-Too
Hakes and Cerata Nut, 2 ir
Best patent flour, every -i nr
sack Riiaranteed LOO
Gallon peaches, nr
per gallon 40C
Seeded Riiisins, 3 lbs. OCT
2 large rakes Ivory ir.
2 cakes Sapidio c
3 lb can extra fancy OC
sliced Pineapples 'faOC
Toothpicks, 3 largo -tf
Pure Maple Syrup, OC
quart bottle C.0C
Shredded Cocoanut -i r-
new 'phone 54G2. Rock Island, IH.x
II. B. SIMMON,
Oat la terra t Paid Deaaafta.
II. D. Mack,
M. S. Heagy,
. II. B. Simmon,