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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1901.
533, CCO AsWd cf Secretary anc
Superintendent cf Loyal
GAIN IN MAKING TRANSFERS
Reopening cf Old Difference, Whereir
Misappropriation of Funds
Suit for $:I3.K. one of toe largest
ever filed In Sangamon county, wa
commenced by the Loyal American?
against Edwin F. Smith and Ira J
Bell in the Sangamon circuit court at
Springfield. The cause is a renewal
of the recent fight in Loyal Americar
circles. and is to re-cover money ot
note alleged to have been received
by the defendants in transferring mem
bera of the Fraternal Army of Loyal
American and other fraternal orders
to the ljoyal Americans. Mr. Bell If
supreme secretary of the Ixyal Amer
icans and Mr. Smith is superintendent
of the western division.
mpmmr CobiwI Kiln ftall.
While the amount named has before
figured in the proposition to adjust the
difference existing in the ranks of the
society, it was not generally believed
that the suit would be instituted at this
early date. Supreme President E. J.
Dunn when asked regarding the suit
stated that he knew nothing about it,
and raid that all information should
be secured from Supreme Counsel
Several months ago William R. Vre
denburgb. state insurance superintend
ent, instituted proceedings against the
oncers of the Loyal Americans in an
attempt to wind up the affairs of the
order. It was at that time alleged that
the officers had misappropriated the
funds of the society, and the attorneys
for the defense protested against the
Issuance of a writ of injunction on the
ground that the attorney general was
the proper person to commence the
After a time matters were adjusted.
out not before, a promise bad been
made Attorney General Hamlin that
the money and notes alleged to be in
the hands of certain officers were re
turned. It is said that the suit insti
tuted now will 1h followed by a lengthy
declaration, and.it will be set up that
th defendants secured about $33,t
I uauairrruig me meniwrs oi cer
tain fraternal societies to the Loyal
BARGAINS 0K CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Our preparations for the holidays are the most extensive we
have contemplated. Every fashionable skin, either Imported
or Domestic is embodied in our Choice Line of Furs. Our de
signing talent is the best obtainable in America.
We desire to call special attention to ths MAKE, FIT, FINISH and elegant appearance of our FURS.
They have always been and always will represent the acme of perfection, and have received a hearty en
dorsement by the ROYAL families of EUROPE as well as by the most DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS.
NEVER BEFORE HASBEEN SHOWN SUCH AN ENORMOUS AND ATTRACTIVE LINE OF
Fur Neckwear, Boas. Muffs and Jackets.
We have provided the largest, choicest and most complete stock of Men's suitable CHRISTMAS
Fur Driving Gloves, Fur Collars, Sealskin
Ceps, Fir Overcoats or Fur Robes.
Our Gent's Furnishing 'department comprises all the new styles and shades In HATS, CAPS, SILK
LINED KID MOCHA GLOVES, NECKWEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUSPENDERS, ETC.
Particular attention is Greeted t" the magnificent representation of Imported Novelties, many of
which are to be seen in our ' .'indow Display.
A Christmas Gift of one of ojr Fine Furs would be en.
Everlasting Pleasure to the Recipient.
Fvirriers 3 9
T. MClfflf ER &-
219-221 W. 2nd St..
his family. Mr. Bruner will probably
return to Reynolds in the spring.
Mrs. C. W. Jones is improving very
Chicken thieves are making very
frequent visits in this section.
IX THE SUBURBS.
EDGINGTON. .. ... .
iig-ngton. in.. Dec. 14. Mr. and
Mrs. J. I Harris left last week to
spend the winter in California.
ine snowstorm 'jrougct out many
nunters. Rabbits are very plentiful
A large crowd attended the enter
talnment in the ball last Monday
Henry Treuiann. of Hook Island
came oown to w. . Elliott s for a
few days hunt.
Rev. I leaning, the new pastor of the
Presbyterian church, moved here Fri
The academy reopened last Thurs
day with an enrollment of over CO
O. L. Bruner returned to Denver
last week to spend the winter with
Hamlet. lVc. 14. Miss Mary Mo
Carthy is sewing for Mrs. Klisba Lee.
Rev. Marquis, of Rock Island, will
deliver a lecture on his trip through
the Holy Land, at the annual praise
meeting of the Woman's Missionary
society, to be held in the Hamlet
church Friday evening.
Milo Cooper spent last Sunday in
Reynolds visiting his brother. Ebeii.
Sam Burrows and family, of Buffalo
Prairie, attended church at Hanilel
George Dunn and Charles Dopes
delivered hogs in Reynolds Tuesday.
Mrs. William "Whisnian and Miss
Grace Tidbal are sick.
Eben and Milo Cooper went to the
DO NOT OPPOSE IT
Sterling and Rock Falls Deny Re
port Affecting Henne
PLATFORM OF THE STATE
GRANGE IS ANNOUNCED
WANT WATERWAY COMPLETED
brought to bear to that end by owners
of the water power on Rock river near
"I have no authority to make repre
sentations officially, but knowing that
the people of Davenport are deeply in
terested in this enterprise, I write this
letter personally to warn you of the
condition of affairs and to advise that
steps be taken to arouse the interest,
of all concerned, . and in a personal
way, I am ready to assist you all I
Willinn to Unite With Other Cities
in Making Demands on
What Did the
Organization is Holding Annual Con
vention at Springfield
Resolutions. The Illinois State Grange, which is
in session at Springfield, in the meet-
lug yesterday passed resolutions fav
oring the local option bill, the intro
duction of a bill for equal suffrage
and laws for the making of good road
in the state.
The resolution for local option and
equal suffrage went through without
the slightest opposition. When the
resolution relating to good roads came
DOCtOr Ask Y0U?A8 adopted the resolution fav
or tne making oi tne taxation ior
the construction of roads general and
compelling the residents of the city to
stand their part with the residents of
the country. It was argued that the
people in the cities have found good
roads quite as necessary as have the
people in the country, and for that
reason they should stand their pait
of the expense. While the improve
ment of roads is favored an immense
immediate expenditure is not advised.
There was little business of Import
ance before the meeting and most of
the time was taken up in the reports
jf the officers who did not report yes
terday evening. The Grange during
the year has grown rapidly, it nas
een necessary ior me grauu master
to appoint 32 deputies to assist him in
lis office and the membership of the
state organization has been greatly in
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ind its Instructive reading matter. In
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very member of the family. This year
the demand is greater than ever, so we
jrge you to get one from your druggist
'refore the supply is exhausted. It is a
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Then it also contains some very con
rincing testimonies from persons who
lave been cured of stomach, liver or
ddney ills by the use of the celebrated
lostetter's Stomach Bitters. This fam
ly remedy ha stood the severe test
if public approval Cor over 50 years,
tnd Is therefore worthy of a fair trial
specially in cases of indigestion, dys
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No other remedy on earth is so
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fountain Tea. - Makes them eat. sleep
nd grow. Bright eyes, rosy cheeks.
5 cents, tea or tablet. T. II. Thomas,
The Sterling Hydraulic, company and
the people of Sterling, Kock Falls and
vicinity are unanimously in favor of
the completion of tho Hennepin canal,
other newspapers to the contrary not
withstanding, "declares the Sterling Ga
zette. The importance of the big ditch
to this vicinity is patent to everyone,
and the intimation which has reached
some of the cities in this vicinity that
the local hydraulic company is "knock
ing" against any further appropriation
for the finishing of the waterway is en
tirely erroneous. Thoie is no locality
in the vicinity 'f the e.inal more in
terested in its completion than these
two cities, and the people here will
heartily cooperate with those of other
places in any effort to impress congress
with the importance of the matter.
IIimv Krror Mnrted.
The mfstakc-n impression as to the
attitude of Sterling no doubt came from
a paragraph in recent Issue of th
Chicago Recofd-Herald, which intima
ted that there is a possibility that con
gress will appropriate no more money
for the canal and said that President
Gross, of the Sterling Water company,
had remarked in Washington that the
$7,'0.000 already spout upon the canal
had been wasted and that Gen. Mac
kenzie, chief of engineers, will not rt c
ommend the expenditure of any fur
Vajat he Unquoted.
The Gazette is not authorized to
speak for President Gross, but it feels
safe in saying that he must have been
misquoted by the Record-Herald. Mr.
Gross is one of the members of the
committee appointed to secure the pro
posed change in the location of the
government feeder dam at this place.
He has worked efficiently and heartily
for the project, and that he would in
any way do anything or say anything
to interfere with the success of the
plans of the company is out of the
question. He is at present in Washing
ton for the purpose of pushing the bill
through the committee on rivers and
harbors, with the consent of the local
hydraulic company's committee.
llaui I'roMBeet I ood.
The latest reports from Washington
indicate that the project to change
the location of the dam is getting along
swimmingly in the rivers and harbors
committee. Assurances are given that
the item will be included in the bill,
and there is every reasou to believe
that the request of the twin-cities will
be granted. Prominent tioliticians are
working hard for it. and the govern
ment engineers will recommend it.
l-etler lo Iaeaport.
A member of the Business Men's as
sociation of Iavenport a few days ago
received a letter from United States
Engineer James C Ixmg. who is loca
ted at Wyanet. which is as follows:
"The appropriation for the construc
tion of the Illinois and Mississippi canal
will be exhausted before a great while.
and unless something Is done to secure
additional appropriations as recom
mended by the chief of engineers, the
work will stop, and if it does stop it
will probably not be resumed again. It
is believed that it will not be resumed
J again because influences are being
NEIGHBORS MUST SETTLE
THEIR TROUBLES AT HOME
Head Clerk C. W. Hawes Receives
Peculiar Inquiries at Wood
Bright eyes are an infallible index
to youth, windows from which Cupid
shoots liis arrows, llollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea. A wise measure. 33
cents, tea or tablets. T. II. Thomas, J
"1 have several letters on my desk
at the present time from neighbors
and clerks, requestiug my advice on
points in controversy between " mem
bers, or between' camp factions, on
questions relating exclusively t tw
local camps," said Maj. C W. Hawes
of the Woodman order.
"A clerk advises that on the request
of the beneficiary of a deceased neigh
bor he settled some bills outstanding
against the estate. I infer that the
clerk prepared the proofs of death and
made settlement of these accounts
without charge to the beneficiary. But
he was ndt satisfied that such action
was required of him officially; so not
desiifng to tax the beneficiary, he sug
gested to the parties whose claims ho
settled that about five per cent com
mission, deducted, would le sufficient
compensation for his trouble. Such 5
per cent commission was paid.
"Some of the neighbors hearing of
it. Ibey demanded that the clerk turn
the commission thus received into tho
general fund of the- camp. The clerk
refused to do so, and ho wrote me
for an opinion.
"The fact is. inquiries of this charac
ter are not proper ones, so far as they
relate to my official duties. I think all
clerks will agree that I have troubles
enough of my own without at tempting
to mix In local camp troubles. Tha
best thing to do is to fight these little
matters out in the camp and then
cheerfully bow to the will of the majority."
Stone Masons Elect Officers.
Patrick Curren, of Davenport, has
been elected to serve as president for
the ensuing six months of the Tri
cky Stone Masons' union. Martin
Peterson. Moline, was elected, vice
president; L. L. Cool. Hock ' Island,
corresponding secretary; Chris Bak
er. Rock Island, treasurer; Matt Durr,
Davenport, master-at-arms; Fred
Brocker, Davenport, delegate; Johu
Satorius, Davenport, alternate.
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