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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1904.
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For the Proper Garments
For Winter Wear
You should buy your
Overcoats at this store.
WE ARE SHOWING ALL THE VERY LATEST STYLES.
OVERCOATS 44 to 52 INCHES LONG. DOUBLE AND
SINGLE BREASTED SUITS. PRICES NOT AS HIGH AS
ALL SUITS AND OVERCOATS BOUGHT OF US
ARE PRESSED AND KEPT IN REPAIR FOR ONE YEAR.
5 Suits, $10.00 to
Overcoats, $10.00 to
ROCK ISLAND LL
Tri-Cfty Railway Company to Put
Stop to Midnight Per
OWL CAR ROWDIES
PANIC IS CAUSED SUNDAY
By Two Drunken Fellows Engaging in
Fight Warrants for Their
IN THIRD ATTEMPT
J. Ward Dies at Moiine City Hospital
This Afternoon From Effects of
Morphine Taken Yesterday.
FAMILY IS AT WAR
Mrs. Adaline Wilcox Asks to be Re
stored in Possession of
Warrants were sworn out in the
Rock Island police court today for
the arrest of two men who caused a
panic among the passengers on the
owl car from Davenport at 12 o'clock
ast Sunday night. When the middle
of the draw bridge was reached they
engaged in a personal encounter over
woman whom both had been to call
on during the evening.
The men were standing in the aisle
iear the front of the car. all the seats
being occupied, when they began talk-
:ig htatediy, and then proceeded to
ound one another. Women screamed
and men endeavored to rush from the
r. The friends of the men inter
ceded to preserve peace, but they were
warned to keep their hands off if they
wanted to escape trouble.
The conductor was helpless. The
car was stopped at the guard House
and the Rock Island police headquar
ters telephoned, but before the officers
who were detailed on the case could
reach the Twenty-fourth street viaduct
the fighters had escaped, both bleeding
from wounds in their faces. In the
meantime their names have been
learned and they are to be prosecuted
for their disgraceful conduct.
'it use of Much CoiiiiIiIii(.
The performances of the clement
that fills the owl car from Davenport
mostly every night in the week have
been a source of considerable com
plaint from respectable persons who
have been detained on the other side
f the river till an hour that obliged
them to catch the last car. The man
agement has Ik-en acquainted with the
conditions and has promised to put
an end to the insulting of passengers
on this car.
Only recently two Rock Island cou
ples, each accompanied by a daughter
of probably 1 1 years, had been to at
tend a card part- in Davenport. They
boarded the owl car a block below
urner hall. There were only a few
passengers on the car, but when it
reached the red light district there was
a grand rush of men and women, white
and black', half of them intoxicated.
ome smoking cigarettes, others carry
ing hot tainab'.s or hamburger sand
wiches that they had procured at the
street lunch wagons and which they j
devoured on I Ik- journey across the
In one of the parties there was a
young woiiwn who had gotten more
Irinks aboard than her companions.
She squatted down in the aisle, and
sang a song. Two women tool; hold
if her and threw her over on her back.
Then she began to swear. When she
was fmaliy quiet d she asked for the
makings and rollad a cigarette, and
lighted it. Two young fellows who
thought they could sing organized a
mixed quartet, and reeled off a few of
'he latest parodies current in the
Davenport tenderloin district.
I.ncky to Sjive Ills ('nr.
The Rock Isiand citizens with their
wives and children in the bad of the
nr protested to the conductor, but
iie confessed that he was unable to do
anything. He said that was no tin
isual occurrence. He was lucky to
jet his car through the trip without
sing the windows and seats. On an
other night a drunken negro stood in
'he aisle and defied every white per
son in the car. He said he was just as
good as they were, and dared any one
in disagree with him. He said if any
ne did lie would get him. if not on
he car. after he had alighted. He
Muffed the whole car.
J. Ward, 40 years of age. died at
2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Mo
line City hospital from the effects of
morphine taken with suicidal intent.
Ward had tried to kill himself twice
before in the past year, once by taking
laudanum and again by inhaling fumes
from a gas stove. He was saved in
both instances by his little son.
Last evening, after his father had
retired, his boy found a box labeled
poison. He went to his father's room
and found him sick. A doctor was call
ed and he was removed to the hospital.
Twelve quarter grain morphine pills
that had not yet been dissolved were
pumped out of his stomach, but it de
veloped this was only a small iwrtion
of the drug that he had taken.
Yesterday afternoon he bought at
Henry Miller's drug store P grains in
capsule form. These were taken, but
when they failed of the desired re
sults. Ward returned to the store and
purchased another dozen capsules. At
7:30 he was discovered by his son.
Ward had been on a spree. He was
a painter. He leaves his wife and
The honor of a visit from a candi
date for president will be Rock Isl
and's this evening. Eugene V. Debs,
the socialist nominee for the first office
in the land, will discuss the issues
raised by his party at the Illinois thea
tre, beginning at S o'clock. A small
admission will be charged.
G. W. McCaskrin says his flag-raising
at Milan last night, was a hummer.
There was a delegation of a hundred
or so irom jcock island and a proces
sion preceded the main fireworks. The
flag was put up in the middle of the
blocK in Wtuch the town's main busi
ness houses are located. The demo
crats already have a flag flying at the
south end of the block and the repub
licans put one up this alteration at
the north end, so that the stars and
stripes are pretty much in evidence in
that part of the town.
Second ward republicans met last
evening and decided to raise a ila
next week at Kighth street and Third
avenue. Aid. L. V. Eckhart was chair
man and Allen Pratt secretary of the
the Sixth war!
The republicans of
organised a marcbiu
ing. Emil Petersen was chosen pres
ident. (. P. Nisscn secretary and F
C. Dcnkmann treasurer.
ALED0 POSTMASTER GIVEN
$1 DAMAGES FOR LIBEL
Brings Suit for $1O,C0O Against Times'
Record for Attack on His Man
agement of His Office.
IN SOCIAL CIRCLES.
The pupils of Irving school enter
a'ned at a musical this afternoon at
i he school building, a number of the
-arents and friends attending. The
ollowing program wa.; present:?'.-
Piano solo. "A March." Amelia Mil-
Recitation. "I Went to Visit a
Friend." first grade girls.
Song. "The Leaves," third grade boys
Piano solo. "Mascot Schottische,"
ioys and girls.
pers." second grade girls.
Piano solo. "The Echo."
Recitation, "Little Miss
Piano solo. "The Mocking
Recitation. "In Autumn." Elizabeth
Piano solo, "Ii Mora," Mary pear--oil.
Recitation. "Where the PepiKTinint
trows." third grade girls.
Song. "Tip Toe." second trade girls.
Piano solo, "The Chase," Violet Larson.
Recitation. "How ihe Leaves
'iwn." s:o Pini-erton.
Piano solo. "The Gallop,"
"The Purr Brothers."
"Four Little Grasshop-
soup at De Keyzer s place
night, Twenty-fourth street.
A verdict of 1 was awarded the
plaintiff in the circuit court of Mer
cer county by the jury that tried the
suits for $10,0011 damages for alleged
libel of Postmaster James Cummins
of Aledo agt. mst the Aledo Times-Rec
The trouble arose over the publica
tiori of an article in the Times-Record
bitterly attacking Mr. Cummins. It
seems that while Postmaster Cum
mins was away the Times-Record ar
ranged to send out between 2,000 and
."J.0OO extia copies of their paper crm
taining a circular. They printed
words on the circular which they sup
posed would make jt a supplement of
the naner and let it in the mails as
A clerk in the post office passed
and the Times Record went ahead
wrapped up the stuff and sent it to the
postoffice. About that time Cummins
got home, and when he saw the cir
cma r inside tne extra papers lie nen
up the matter and required the Timi
Record people to deposit to cover
postage pending the submission of the
question to the postmaster general
He claimed that each niece shonh
bear two cents postage, but won!
lit it go out if the deposit was made
The I iines-ltecoru man. Mr. Uiazr
refused to make the deposit, where
upon the postmaster said he woul
have to hold the extra copies or re
turn them to the Times-Record offic
The following issue ejf the Times-Record
contained an article evidently
penned in no amiable mood, reflecting
severely upon Mr. Cummins, his per
sonality, age and career, using ex
pressions which the victim deemed
HUSBAND RETURNS SUDDENLY
Leaves Soldiers' Home, Bringing
Relatives Rough House is
Mrs. Adaline Wilcox, of East Moiine,
whose differences with her husband.
James D. Wilcox, a veteran of the civil
war, have been the subject of a num
ber of court trials, this morning
brought suit in the circuit court on the
grounds of cruelty, and petitioned jr
au injunction to restrain her husband
from molesting her in the enjoyment
of the occupancy of her home or from
disposing of any of the property during
the pendency of the suit
Both have been twice married, each
having had children by their former
unions. They were wedded June S,
1&02, and lived together until Aug. 17.
lyi'o. when, the wife alleges, she was
obliged to leave him because she could
not longer endure his cruel treatment
of her. In her bill she cites instances
where Wilcox beat her and pinched
her. on one occasion knocking out
several of her teeth.
Derlarm Contract Krhiidulcnt.
When the couple married they had
a contract drawn showing joint own
ership of the homestead. She was
given a half interest, but Wilcox re
tained a life lease on the whole. This
contract, she now claims, was pre
pared for the purpose of defrauding
her cf her dower rights in one-half
of the property, and that she was an
illiterate person ami did not under
stand the effect of the agreement un
til after she had affixed her signature
For the past year Wilcox has been
an inmate or an Indiana soldiers
home. Mrs. Wilcox occupied the sec
ond story of the home at East Moiine,
renting the lower portion to a fam
ily named Erickson. For two months
Mrs. Wilcox has been stopping at. the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Miller.
When she left the house she entrusted
the key to her apartments to the keep
ing of her tenants, the Ericksons.
When she returned to her home last
Sunday she found it in possession of
her husband and his son. Lawrence
Mann, and the hitter's wife, whom Wil
cox Had brought witn him Irom In
diana. The meeting between husband
and wife was not attended by those
affectionate pleasantries that are cus
tomarv on such an occasion.
Instead there was a rough house
Mrs. Wilson claims to have been
pounced upon by her husband and
Mann and his wife and beaten cruelly.
Arri'Nlcil for AxmjiiiK.
Yesterday she swore out a warrant
in the court of Police Magistrate G.
A. Johnson charging the three with as
sault and battery. There was a par
tial hearing of the case. Mrs. Wilcox
exposing her arm to display the ef
fects of the blows that she says were
inflicted there and on other parts of
her body by her assailants. The arm
was bruised in several places. The
hearing was continued to next Tuesday
morning at 9 o'clock. The defendants
were released on each giving a bail of
Mrs. Wilcox is represented at the
police court hearing and in her di
vorce proceedings by Attorneys W. C.
and J. O. Allen, of Moiine, and Lu
dolph 5- Reynolds, of this city.
You Are Welcome as
Friends Rather then
and you are not expected to buy be
cause you come into our store. Our
STEIN-BLOCH Smart Clothes for Fall
and Winter have arrived, and we shall
be glad to show you how well clothes
can be made when talent shapes the
cloth.. If you catch sight of a style
that suits your ideas, try it on as an
experiment. It will fit you. The mod
els are varied from conservative to
extreme shapes in suits and overcoats,
but each is marked by a strong per-sonality.
Look for This Label:
SOMMER.S & LA VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
Our assortment the largest, our
prices the most reasonable.
That's our claim, founded upon
careful comparison with the
styles generally shown and the
prices usually quoted elsewhere.
OiUlCa 4th Ave.
t V" Sr ,J"V T.. 5
Throwing Car Trolley is no Joke.
Carl Paulsen, the son of a leading
Davenport grocer of Davenport, when
the-conductor declin-d to stop a car
on which he was ridina in the middle
of the Rrady street hill, jumped otT.
holding on the trolley rope as he
did so. The trolley was thrown from
the wire, and the car smarted to move
down hill until the brakes were ap
plied. Paulsen was arrested the next
day on a charge of disturbing the
peace and gave bonds for an appear
ance. When the day of his trial ar
rived he was out of the city. It was
explained, that he had gone to Sigour
ney. Iowa, on business. Now the Tri
City Railway company has sworn out
a warrant charging him with obstruct
ing street car traffic, an offense pun
ishable by a penalty not to exceed two
years in the penitentiary in the state
Saturday All Day and Evening.
Wide, heavy loe shaker flannel. i;c.
Soft bleached muslin. l'i yards for
Heavy Ie indigo joints. ;'.e.
I'pholstercd Roman seats. Te.
$1 fur trimmed slippers. ;:e.
Men's M.r.o blucher patent shoes,
Children's 17c lleei. d hose, 12'jC
Cream fruit randy, per lb.. I'V.
Rest plain soda. 1c glas, In to 11
o'clock, and again :: to 4 o'clock. 1c.
Kresh cut carnal ?n, dozen. 1."e.
$1 satin stripe blaek and while gren
adines, per yd.. lfc.
$1 fleeced house wrappers. ."Ilr.
."'i-in'-h damask lunch cloths. fte.
All colors 2.",c taffeta ribbons. le.
$1.25 cotton bed blankets, with some
slight imperfections. ;:c.
10c and 12'i;C embroideries, per yd.,
Music in the evening.
Dan Dricsen has departed for El
Paso to make his home.
A. C. Lentz left last evening to spend
a week at the St. Iouis fair.
Mrs. J. II. Cleland is in Mount Pleas
ant, la., visiting with her son.
R. A. Watson, of Galesburg, is in
Rock Island calling on friends.
Dr. F. II. First leaves this evening
for a 10-days visit at St. Paul.
A. R. Bradford has gone to St.
Louis to spend a week at the world's
G. II. Friek has returned home ;if
tor spending a week at the St. Louis
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cummins,
of Al'-do. are visiting Rock Island rela
i i ves.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahike, now
of Seattle, Wash., are visiting reia
t i es.
I. I'rtth. who is in tl"- gov
rcvenuo srvice, is home for
BATTLES' SATURDAY SALE.
Fourth Avenue and Seventeenth
Children's Louse slippers, "I'c.
rtoys house slippers, i'.'c.
Men's house slippers, 10r.
Woui'-n's house slippers, !Se.
Children's shoes, i'sr.
Women's $1.2.j and $1.50 shoes,
Women's $2 shoes, $1.4.
Roys' school shoes. Uc.
"It's a little farther but it pays.'
Slea.-;, of Jolkt, i:. in
it i :i g with re tali ..-,
the e,ti y ;;mt
: tern hunting
Head Prize to the Army.
Capt. Jan.es, in charge of the local
corps, has received word of the award
ing of first prize by the world's fair
to the Salvation Armv. This is irraii.
fvinrr nws tn, th,. sf. i f ;,. ic i,,.-'. a busiru ss coMieeted with the govern
in view of the fact that the army had nt ,i-ht. ho lse 'rv-c on ,,lf "PP
to compete with all other societies of M'ss'-sippi.
the world having for their aim the :lr- arifJ Mrs- Frank Josephs n have
Grorge Mat tern i.' in Kansa:
to visit with his parents 1
f -w d;-ys.
Mr.,. Emily Sutherland, i.r Ch
is the guest of l; ; - :. in Mrs
IM'Ai: rd Nance lean .
of next week for a v.
t rip of several weeks.
Ed E. Pickens, clerk at C
bote is in Streator vi:dt:i:g
parents for a f'-w days.
Frel Grot jan, who is now loiated
J'uffa'o. N. Y.. is visit in
parents in Rock Island.
Mrs. if. Yeagt r and son, Edwin,
have gone to St.. Lotds to sp nd a
week a the world's lair.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. P.ushby of Mrook
i; n. Ia.. are visiting as the home oT
Mr and Mrs. P. A. Kb nd- r.
Mrs. C. C. Carter and children, and
lister. Miss Whitney, left yesterday
f.r Pawtiicket, R. I., for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Mall have return
ed to th ir home at Sr. Paul after a
hhorf visit with Albert Kline in Rock
Miss Nellie And'-rson
evening from Colorado
soend the winter wj'h
Col. C. F. Hiche is in
betterment of humanity.
i '.turned to their home at Keokuk, la.,
after spending a few days with friend.
in Rock Island.
Secretary Keyset, of the Y. M. C. A.,
who was summoned to Richmond, Ind..
by the diath of his wife's father, will
Ex-Sheriff C. D. Gordon, who has
been visiting his daughters in Rock
Island, d'-parted yesterday for his
home at Kansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. Marry Mend!, who
have been visiting with Mr. and Mis.
J. II. Gordon, have returned to their
home at Memphis, Tenn.
Norman C. Wood in left this morning
for Ray City, Mich., where he is to
take a position as civil engineer for
the Industrial Iron works.
Dr. and Mrs. Haymond Gould, of De
troit. Mich., who have been visiting
friends here, have departed for New
Orleans to sp- nl the winter.
Mrs. V. C. Ferguson and daughter
Helen, of Gette.eo. who have been vis
iting In Roc k Isl.-.nd this week, depart -i
d l;isi evening for Denver, Colo., to
Spend tpe wm'er.
Th" Mis: Marie and .Icaiietle Fen
ton. i f G;t :eOn: i l,'. are spending a few
d.ns in Rock Island, before leaving for
a two weeks' visit at tie- world's fair
at St. Louis.
C.ipt. 1 1. W. Wi.-Jicrd has returned
from an cteiilcil southern trip in
the it!" ;. -! of the steamer J. S.,
v, ! i'-h (.--'doing excursion business on
the lower M ississippi.
Mr. ami Mrs. F. M. Gladstone, who
have been visiting for a short lime at.
iie- home of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Saw
yer, departed laM evening for their
home in Grand Rapids, Mich.
W. II. Cr;iyn who has b' n visiting
for a week with bis brother. Ray. in
Roe). Island, has departed for St. Loni.
to spi nd a week nt the world's f;tir
before returning to his home at Loui.-:-tirie.
Miss Eliska Park' rand Mrs. R. Roll
man h It last ni;:ht for St. Inuis tm
spend a week at the world's fair. The
latter i' a d hi ate to the International
Christian church convention, which
lh'-y w;ll alt, -mi.
JERMAN S. KEATOR IS DEAD
Expires Suddenly at His Ranch at Cas
tlewood, S. D.
Jr-rman ri. Keator, one of Moline's
veteran manufacturers and biiHine.i
men. died suddenly this morning at 1 I
o'clock at his ranch at Castlewood,
S. I). Mr. Keator, who was 2 yeais
of age. was iiac of the organizers of
the old Rock Island & Moiine Itail
way company, and was one of thj
early business men of the city. Mm
home was in Moiine, but. he had been
living for a time on a ranch in South
Dakota. He leaves four children.