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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1904.
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ROCK ISLAND IL L.
New 'Phone 5217
TO BE A BUSY TERM
Number of Salts Entered on tbe Last
Day of Service lor the Sep
TRIAL LIST TO BE ARRANGED
Meeting of the Bar to be Held at 9
O'Clock Tomorrow Sweeney's
Mandamus Bill is Filed.
Today was jhe last day on which
ervice could bo had in suits return
able to the September term of the
Rock Island county circuit court. The
erm will be convened on the lDth, one
veck from next Monday.
Tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock
here is to be a meeting of the mem
bers of the county bar for the purpose
jf arranging a list of cases for trial
.he first week of the term.
Judge W. U. Gest will preside and
he requests that all the attorneys who
can possibly do so be present prompt
ly at the hour appointed. There were
a number of suits filed today.
Siwrrnry FHen Suit Fop MnndaimiN.
M. E. Sweeney has filed his declara
tion in his application for a writ of
mandamus to compel the Rock Island
Plow company to remove the obstruc
tions that it is maintaining on Fifth
and Sixth streets. The mayor and
members of the city council and Phil
Mitchell, president of the Rrck Island
Plow company, are in ad 3 defendants.
Mr. Sweeney, as lejral license for his
action, quotes from the city ordinances
governing street encroachments, and
for personal justification the fact that
he is an owner of the property that he
claims is damaged by reason of the
closing of the thoroughfares men
tioned. hnrKrx IliiNhnnd With 1'ruclt?-.
Catharine Brown, of this city,
charges that her husband, Joseph B.
Brown, a conductor in the employ of
the Burlington railroad, has been cruel
beyond human endurance, and there
fore she prays that her marital rela
tions with him be severed. They were
married Jan. 25, 1KSS, and have two
children, Bessie, 15, and Clyde Wes
ley, aged 13, the custody of whom the
complainant asks, together with allow
ances for their support. The defend
ant is charged with having shoved his
wife in a closet in April of last year
and threatened to kill her, and another
instance is cited wherein it is alleged
that he choked her until her thnlit
was black and blue. S. R. Kenworthy
is attorney for Mrs. Brown.
lliilHiitl HcHt'rtM Her.
Hilda C. Osgood, of this city, wants
to have her maiden name, Hilda C.
Peterson, restored, in addition to be
ing divorced from Charles V. Osgood,
to whom she was wedded at Grand
Haven. Mich.. Aug. 17, 1897. She
charges that he deserted her Aug. 1,
lfl, without cause, and has since
persisted in remaining away from her.
II. M. McCaskris is her attorney.
Mrs. ."ennie St. Clair, of this city.
has tiled suit for divorce. John St
"lair is charged with infidelity and
desertion. The couple were married
in Rock Island on April .", iyo;.
A Meging that he is guilty of adultery
i:ki drunkenness. Mrs. Clair A. Noyes,
of Moline, has instituted divorce pro
ceedings in the eiiewit court against
IliehJid A. Noye-i. The couple were
married in Davenport, Oct. 15, 1S7
They separated Sept. 1, 1'JtC.
County ItriuKN Suit.
Suit in assumpsit has been begun
ey Rock Island county through State's
.Mioiney H. A. Weld against Caroline
Mock and James W. Simonson, as eon--e-vator
of Caroline Mock, for the re
fovery of $1.'Jimi for food, lodging and
r e(k-;)l attendance furnished her prev
i.eis :o Sept. 1. 1 lot .
Siim lliinlitind im Cruel.
Alice C. Otis, of this city," brings
suit against Fre 'erick M. Otis for di
vorce on the grounds of cruelty. She
declares he has beaten her and choked
her and refused to provide her with
the necessaries of life. They were
married June 22. 1J". in Chicago. She
asks permission to resume her name
before marriicc Alice C. Ohlen. Her
attorneys are Charles S. Cooper and
l.ud'dph & Reynolds.
HER SON IS SPIRITED AWAY
Mrs. Joseph Zost Goes to Davenport in
Search of Her 11-Year-Old Boy.
Mrs. Joseph Zost, of this city, call
ed on the Davenport police this morn
ing to enlist their aid in securing the
return of her 11-year-old son whom she
said had been spirited away by hei
It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Zost
are separated. They formerly lived
together in the west end of Davenport
and after the disagreement she came
to Rock Island, bringing the boy along
with her. Zost remained on the othei
Yesterday Zost contrived to get ir
communication with his son and by
some pretense .the wife says, induced
him to accompany him she supposes
Democratic City Committee Meeting.
The members of the democratic city
committee are hereby notified that
there will be a meeting of the sale
committee at the Rock Island house
Monday. Sept. 12. at S o'clock p. in.
The attendance of all members is ur
J. W. CA VAN AUG H,
ROUNDERS FOUND ASLEEP
IN BUGGY ON THE AVENUE
Davenport Youths Get Tired, and so
Does Their Horse, Which Leans
Against Telegraph Pole.
Two Davenport youths giving their
names as Dick Watts and Tom Mc
Nerny can thank their lucky stars that
they were given a tiusty horse by the
liveryman from whom they rented a
rig on the other side of the river last
At 2 o'clock this morning they were
found by Detective Richard Carnes
sound asleep in their buggy on Second
avenue, the horse resting his tired
head against a telegraph pole, pa
tiently -waiting for running orders
The reiira were free and there was
nothing to prevent the horse tearing
away towards home, or in some othei
direction, and if he had done so there
might have been a collision in which
;'.ie occupants of the vehicle might
have been spilled with serious conse
quences to their frames.
Carnes led the horse to police head
quarters. Watts and McNe-ney were
still pounding their ears when the rig
stopped at the entrance of the station,
and they had to be shaken before they
were aroused. They were surprised
when they found themselves being
walked into a cell to finish their sleep.
The horse was returned to the Daven
port livery. Both men were drunk.
THREE ARE STILL MISSING
Believed all Victims of Rock Island
Tiskilwa Wreck Will Recover.
Dr. S. B. Hall, local surgeon for the
Rock Island road, this afternoon stated
that the injured from the passenger
train wreck near Tiskilwa who are
being cared for at St. Anthony's hos
pital in this city are doing fine. There
have been no further fatalities among
the injured, the remainder of whom
are at Tiskilwa and La Salle. It is
believed all will recover. James Mc
Kenna. the former Davenport pitcher,
and the two other passengers who
could not be accounted for after the
wreck are still among the missing,
although the company has made a
searching hunt for them.
Merle Madison, of Dover, Del., is the
guest of Frank Morris, of this city.
Faul Kersch has returned from an
outing at Beaver Island, Michigan.
William Lukens and Harry Ullemey
er have gone to St. Louis to see the
Misses Georgia and Mabel Apple
by, of Peoria, are the guests of Rock
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Harper left this
morning for Topeka. Kans., to make
an extended visit.
Mrs. C. C. Carter and children have
returned from their summer sojourn
at Emmet Beach.
Mrs. H. L. Langford departed last
evening for St. Louis to spend a week
at the exposition.
D. C. Murphy is in attendance at
the national convention ol th? ".Ulster
plumbers at St. Iouis.
Mis. C. W. Yerhury left today for
Las Vegas, N. M., to spend the winter
for the benefit of her health.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Peach, o!
Oxford. X. V.. are making a visit with
I heir daughter, Mrs. Fred A. Bennett
Charles McHugh ami daughter Eliz
abeth and J. E. Montrose, of Peoria, ar
rived last evening from Cedar Rapids,
Mrs. George Nulton and Miss Jen
nie Jamerson, of Chicago, are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Maples, who have
heen visiting in this city, departed
this morning for their home in
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harrison, of
Memphis. Tenn.. arrived in the city
last evening to spend a few days with
George Worley arrived in Rock Isl
and last evening from his home in
Kansas City to make a brief visit
Mrs. John Franklin, who lias been
the guest of friends in this city for the
past few days, left this morning for
her home in Moberly, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Conroy are visit
ing friends in this city for a week
while enroute from their home in
Galeshurg to Lansing. Mich.
Mrs. Carl Bancroft, who has been
the guest of relatives in the city for
the past two weeks, left last evening
for her home in Battle Creek. Mich.
John Bahnsen. of Checotah, I. T.,
who has been spending his vacation
in Georgia Bay. in Canada, arrived in
Rock Island last evening for a brief
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murray and
and children, of Peoria, left this
morning for their home after having
spent a few days with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Anderson de
parted this morning for Sr. Joseph
V.v : tr(L( c fc r.ayf ;tr fricn.if
after which the' will ro to St. Louis
to visit the world's fair.
Mrs. Frances Jonnson and son
George arrived in Rook Island this
morning from their home in Albany
X. Y., to spend a week here, afrti
which they will go to St. Louis to visit
Mrs. Ann Dolly, who has been vis
it ing relatives at Denver and Poca-
tello for several weeks, has arrived
home, accompanied by her daughter
Mrs. Frank Uhland. and the latter's
two sons, Frank and Harper, of Dt-n-
GATES HAS ALTON
Acquires Control of Road mm the Rep
resentative of the Men Be
hind the Rock Island
UNDER HARRIMANS NOSE
Without the Latter Becoming Aware
of the Fact Until it is Too Late
for Him to Recoup.
That E. IL Harriman has lost con
trol of the Chicago & Alton railroad
probably to the men representing the
Rock Island railroad, was the startling
news which agitated Wall street yes
terday. While representatives of the Harri
man interests refused to discuss ihe
report, it was confirmed in other quar
ters. " The purchasers are known to
be John W. Gates. Edwin Hawley, and
one or two others.
The purchase was not made recently,
but the control of the road gradually
was acquired during the last year, most
of the stock having been pei chased at
extremely low prices neai y a year
ago. That something had ha opened to
the stock is the conviction which it is
supposed prompted E. H. Han man to
get up his famous pool for the control
of the stock, urder which he proposed
to sell the road to some other com
pany, presumably the Union Pacific.
Trie to K cuii In Control.
Wall street has reason to believe
that when Harriman found out that
there had been such a heavy absorp
tion of stock he decided to make an
attempt to get back nto contrc". appar
ently under the impress 'on the pur
chases had been made by outsiders,
with no particular purpose in view.
These, he may have thought, would be
glad to accept 90 for their shares, which
was more than their market price.
The offer consequently was made to
all holders to deposit their stock with
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. in a sort of blind
lool which shoi'ld exterd until Sept.
SO this year. The promise was made
that the sale to another road on a
basis of 90 for preferred and T.o for
common would be arrangec. provided
more than a majority be deposited. If
the plan should fail the stock was to
be returned to the dejnisitors.
When Harriman returned from Eur
ope the other day he was asl-ed what
he intended to do with the Alton, and
he replied he did not Know. It was
thought then he was not ready to an
nounce his plans, but it now appears
that he, not having control of the road,
could not tell what would be done
Second Coiii tirtfn.
The first news of the change in con
trol came from Chicago, where Charles
G. Gates is said to have stated that
John W. Gates, Edwin Hawley, and the
so-called Rock Island par. - world
block Harnman's plans for the Alton.
On the part of John W. Gates this is
the second time he has executed the
remarkable coup of acqe'ring the con
trol of a railroad in the open market
without those in control becoming
aware of the fact until it was too late.
PAVING CASE CARRIED UP
Mr. Guyer and Mrs. Kimball File Bond
For Appeal to Supreme Court.
Appeal bonds aggregating $l.oni
were filed yesterday in the county
court by E. H. Guyer and Mrs. An
nette Guyer Kimball for carrying to
the supreme court the ordinance pass
ed by the city council ordering the
paving improvement on Fourteenth
avenue from Thirtieth street to the
Moline line. Both the ordinance and
assessment roll were comfirnied by
Judge E. E. Parmenter. The objec
tions are based on the legalty of the
right of the city to assess property off
the line of the contemplated improve
ment. Section Man Killed.
Robert Thompson of near Rock Isl
and Junction, in Whiteside county
was struck and killed by the Northwes
tern fast mail train No. 10 yesterday
morning on Uic track between Rock
Island Junction and Gait. The man
was a section hand and he was walk
ing along the track towards Gal
where he was to go to work on the
section. He noticed the C, B. & Q.
freight train coming from the fast
and stepped over on the other track
to get out of the way. He was instant
Entertains For Her Guests.
Mrs. H.- X. Leinhard yesterday af
ternoon at her home, 1920 Fourth a ve
il. le, entertained a company of 15
fifnds from the tri-eities in honor
of her guest. Mrs. H. Goebel. of Chi
cago. Cards was the main diversion.
j.,ircheon was served. The house was
decorated in carnations and smilax.
Ladies' Aid Society Election.
The annual meeting of the Ladies
Aid society of the German M. E.
church was held yesterday at the par
sonage. The following officers were
President Mrs. F. L. Litzrodt.
Vice president Mrs. F. Koenig.
Secretary Mrs. C. Birkenmeyer.
Treasurer Mrs. J. J. Helg.
Labor Day Earnings $413.
At the meeting of the Rock Island
Industrial Home association last night
the business of Iabor day picnic was
closed. It was found that the ex
penses attendant upon the day was
C?,.Vj. The sum of 413 was cleared
on the picnic.
I5f)e Vaxaiion Bays Are
Over aivd Yoi Are Thinking
of Home Comforts
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of us doesn't it? We feel that you are
looking for us to supply you with the new
est and most desirable furniture, and can
assure you that you will not be disappoint
ed. We have made every effort to give our
trade such good, pleasing, durable furniture
that our , reputation as Davenport's greatest
home furnishers will continue for years to
A beautiful, dazzling line of brass beds,
an immense carload just received. Hun
dreds of styles, remarkable for their beauty.
Handsomely colored with best grades of en
amel, cheap in price, very cheap in price.
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