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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1904.
WITH THE LODGES
O ive Branch, Daughters of Amcr
ict. Holds Annual Elec
tion. MRS. EMUA MICK COUNCILOR
I C. Ritchey Chosen. President of
Carpenters Local Union.
Olive Branch council. No. 1. Daiigh
t rj of America, met In regular m-s-.:.n
kutt cvtnlng at IleKtlin's hall anl
I: ctel the following officers to serve
tl- ensuing team:
Councilor Mr. Emma Mick.
AsMocialc Councilor Mrs. Vill.i
Junior Past Councilor Mrs. Irene
Associate Junior Past Councilor
Mrs. Nan it Sowash.
Vice Councilor Mrs. Hannah Thom
:t". AM,ciate Vice Councilor Misa Ma
U 1 Kerr.
Keconlins Secretary Henry fleer.
Assistant K cording Secretary
Mrs. Ma Star-ey.
Financial Secretary C. Mick.
Trtamirerr-M!jm Anna Ehlers.
'om!ucor Mrs. Fannie Sewt-11.
Var!.-n Mr. MatlMa Arch.-r.
InsM Snttnel Mrs. Uose Thomas
Oiitj-i!- Sentinel f;-orp Sewell.
Tru.-lees Mrs. Iren Ix-;non. MrsJ
N:.:mie Sowash, Mrs. Selma Iloyer.
rKlrn' mm Jolarr I aloa.
Tin regular meet In; of Carpenters'
ami J..in.-rs" i;iiion. No. inc. was h M
ui the Ileitis! rial Home LutMing last
ii' :Sit anl the Unuz offieers wit
i . teil:
lrsiij'til I . C. Kitchoy.
Vie- Ir-i.liit James Hastings.
l:-irH;ii Secretary C. Schtnaclil.
I'inancial Secretary r. W. Johnson.
Treasurer Y. Nael'.laur.
'on I no t or C. Y. Valentine.
'i'ru.lt Christ lmge. -
U anleii A. K. Olson.
l twra t-'.twt (lllrrra.
TIviion 2:r. of the IS. I. A. to the
I:, of 1. H. clectHl the following S1
i r t for the enstiioi: -ar:
Tresitlent Mrs. James Carl.
Vice President Mr. Carl Williams.
Screfar' Mrs. A. M. Hough.
Treasurtr Mrs. I II. Morgan.
haplairi Mrs. C. II. Hitchcock.
t..il.!e-Mrs. E. A. HInkley.
S.ntinel Mrs. J. P. Magulre.
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A Little Lower
in Price tsvnd a.
Whole lot Bet
ter in Quality.
The secret of ovir suc
cess is not due to the
mere fact tha.t we clothe men,
women and children on a. liber
clI credit plem.
NEITHER ARE THE MODERATE PRICES WE
QUOTE ON OUR GOODS ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE
FOR IT. IT IS A SURPRISE WHICH AGITATES
THE MINDS OF MANY SMALL CONCERNS IN EV
ERY CITY WHERE OUR STORES ARE ESTAB
LISHED. MANY HAVE TRIED TO IMITATE US
AND WERE DOOMED TO FAILURE. OTHERS ARE
BOUND TO MEET WITH THE SAME EXPERIENCE.
WE SIMPLY HOLD THE KEY TO THE SITUATION.
WE ARE THE ONLY CREDIT CLOTHING FIRM IN
EXISTENCE THAT MAKES THE CLOTHING WE
SELL. WE ARE THE ONLY CREDIT CLOTHING
HOUSE THAT SELLS GOOD CLOTHING EXCLU
SIVELY. AND OUR STORE IS THE ONLY PLACE
WHERE STANDARD QUALITIES ARE OFFERED
AT LOW PRICES.
No matter if you pur
chase an expensive or
can rest assured that
the sterling value is there
Credit Bviying has become PopilLr. we have made it so by Guaranteeing Every Article we sell and by
giving you MORE FOR YOUR flONEY than yovi get elsevVhere.
TWO CHILDREN HAVE SIX
PARENTS: SUIT ENTERED
Mrs. Mabel Bangartz, Formerly of This
City, Trying to Recover Boy
and Girl at Peoria.
There are two children in town who
iLis morning have six parents, says the
These are natural parents, step
parents and foster parents, and thereby
hangs a peculiar tale which was reveal
ed yesterday in the course of habeas
corpus proceedings and may be told
In Averyville for some years lived
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Orr, and two
children, a girl now a?ed seven years,
and a boy. now aged five, blessed their
union. Trouble arose in the family
and Mrs.Mabel Orr. as she then was,
went to Peoria to visit friends, bringing
her two children with her. For a time
they lived In Peoria and then went to
Iowa, where Jan. 11 of this year Mrs.
Orr obtained a divorce and also the
care and custody and control of her two
children. The divorce was obtained on
the grounds of adultery and non-sup-Iort.
After obtaining her divorce Mrs. Orr
married William Bongartz. of Free
port. 111., which is now her home.
Seven weeks ago she returned to Pe
oria, to visit friends, bringing her two
children with her. and permitting them
to see their father, who, by the way.
had also married again and is employed
as an engineer at the plant of the elec
tric light company. .She left her chil
dren here and returned to her home in
Freprrt and day before yesterday she
returned to take them back and enjov
i heir Christmas tree. On arriving hero
she found that her husband insisted
on taking care of the boy. to which it
does not appear that the mother made
objection, but she did want the girl.
She found howeer. that the father had
given the girl away to Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Trapp. of Averyville, who refused to
give her up.
It was then that Mrs. Bongartz called
her attorney. H. M. Schriver. down
from Rtck Island and he. conferred
with Wolfenbarger & May. of this city,
went into court yesterday with a peti
tion for a writ of habeas corpus com
manding Mr. and Mrs. Trapp to bring
into court Hazel Marie Orr, aged 7. and
Judge Worthington granted the writ
which was duly served. The hearing
was continued to next Thursday.
Extra Carriers on Duty.
The n gular iiostofiice carrier force
has been increased by the apoiiitmcnt
four extra carriers for the holiday
season, and they uill now be on du'y
till !. "!. The -xtra men and sub
stitutes weut on duty yesterday.
THE WHOLE BUSINESS WORLD OPERATES ON CREDIT ... WHY SHOULDN'T THE INDIVIDUAL?
THE AVERAGE MAN CAN'T POSSIBLY PAY CASH FOR EVERYTHING HE WANTS.
What right, therefore, has the merchant to make borrowing any harder for his customers than the banksmake it for him.
A Study of. the Subject Reveals the Fact that Credit on Commodities is a National Necessity.
Designs in Nigh-Graile Fur-Liied Coats, Tourists9 Garments,
Record of Iowa Banks Past Year
Full of Remarkable
TEN CASHIERS SUICIDED
Beef Trust's Manipulations Charged
With Disasters Causing Loss
Des Moines. Dec. 23. Speculative
fever, operations on the board of trade,
and last, but by no means least, the
decision of the beef trust with cattle
and hog values must go down, along
with the rise in the price to the con
sumers of the country, have combined
to wreck -10 Iowa banks in a year,
drive one-fourth of the cashiers ol
these banks to dishonored graves by
suicide and scatter to the winds over
S12.'00,ioo savings of the people.
A Startling Mitnnrat, -
The report of the state auditor to
be made public in a. few days will
be the most startling that Iowa has
ever kno vn. The record of failures
will be about 40. But these records
fail to disclose the more astounding
features that these failures have been
attended in many cases by suicide.
Another feature of which the state
keeps no record is defalcations and
forgeries which have been discovered
in several banks, but have not led to a
collapse. The Soule case at Iowa
Fall.--, where the cashier is alleged to
have made awaywith SIO.OOO, and the
more recent embezzlement of $33.U00
from an official of the Wapello bank
are cases In point. 1 The shortage in
each case was promptly made good.
Sou?o and the Wapello official are
sering their time in the state peni
tentiary. Toln I l.o SISMMMMMI.
While actual figures have not been
given ont by the state auditor, it is
estimated that the loses in Iowa bank
failures aggregate $12.50O.onO.
Practically every loss which may be
brought t; mind resulted from specu
lation in cattle. Almost every banker
who took his own life held cattle pa
pers which depreciated when the high
values were knocked out at the alleg
d command of the meat combine.
K. C. Dancing Party.
Fifty couples attended a dancing
party arranged by members of the
tri-city councils of the Knights of Co
lumbus and given last evening at Rock
Island Industrial Home hall. The
music was by Ogden's.
J5rf CLOTHING COMPANY,
MRS. HARRY ROSS REFUTES
ASSERTIONS OF: HUSBAND
Has a Conference Today With Judge
Parmenter and State's At
Mrs. Harry O. Ross and her mother
and brother were down from Moline
this morning for a conference with
State's Attorney J. K. Scott and
Judge E. E. Parmenter in reference to
the prosecution of Ross, husband of
the first named, for wife abandon
ment. Ross has pleaded guilty to an
information in the county court, but
sentence has been withheld by the
court until he has obtained further
evidence. Mrs. Ross denied many cf
the assertions of her husband in the
county court, in which he declared
that his mother-in-law was mostly to
blame for the estrangement of the
couple. Mrs. Ross showed a letter at
the conference in which her husband
said that he Jiad tired of married life,
and was leaving her forever, although
in the next sentence he protested his
love for her. She said that, she could
not believe anything he said, and that
she did not care to live with him
Notice is hereby given that at the
regular annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Peoples Power company,
a corporation organized and existing
under and by virtue of the laws of the
state of Illinois, held at the principal
office of said corporation in the city of
Rock Island, in the county of Rock
Island and state of Illinois, on the 25th
day of November, A. D. 1904. the cap
ital stock of said corporation was in
creased to the sum of one million dol
lars ($1,000,000). divided into ten
thousand (10.000 ) shares, of the par
value of one hundred dollars ($100)
each; more than two-thirds of all the
votes represented, by the whole stock
of said corporation then and there vot
ing for such increase; and that certifi
cates of such increase have been filed
in the office of the secretary of state
of the state of Illinois, and in the office
of the recorder of deeds of the county
of Rock Island, state of Illinois, as
provided by law.
Dated Rock Island. 111.. Dec. 23, 1904.
H. A. AINSWORTH,
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
Licensed to Wed.
Richard Ross . . .
Henry H. Wrigh y
Addie B. Clayton
Amos II. Rudisi'il .
Bertha Maloney Iong Grove, Iowa.
THE PEOPLE S CREDIT-
You can make no mistake by buying a fur. No
gift is more certain to please a woman than a
Fur Garment, Scarf,
In our immense stock you
price, and in no store
We claim to s"ve you goods of equal value! for
less money cr Abetter goods for1 the 5ame,money,
And We Up
Icl us have
e Are Showing the Greatest Values in
CloaKs, Suits and Millihery
Special Prices Ever Offered
meet the coming week
Addresses By Lciding Educators
The Opening Session Tues
day. The 51st annual meeting of the State
Teachers' association will meet in
Springfield next Tuesday, Wednesday
Edwin G. Cooley of Chicago, its pres
ident, will speak at the opening ses
sion. His subject has not been an
nounced. The same evening Fred
erick Manley of Cambridge, Mass., will
lecture on "Caliban and Education."
Wednesday morning there will be a
symposium on "Play" in which ad
dresses will be made by Dr. Bayard
Holmes, Jane Addams and Oscar Ij.
Wednesday evening an address will
be made by State Superintendent Bay
liss on "Status of the High School of
itl! 1?h.a People
III! The Time.
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0 The Ideal Christm
S Gift for Wo
will find furs ef every style
will your money go as far as
the opportuuity to prove;this to you
F7i? msrs fiflnwtz
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tl&UG VOGt Skj
Illinois," and Arnold Tompkins, of the
Chicago Normal school on "TUe Uni
versal Method of Teaching." Thurs
day morning the association w ill lis
ten to R. X. Roark of IexingVon. Ky.,
on "Professional Improvement of
"The Adjustment, of the Course of
Study to Meet the Requirements of
Modern Society" will be the 'subject or
an address by J. Stanley Browne of
Joiiet at the sectional meetings Wed
nesday and Thursday aftfjrnoons.
"Uniformity of Text Bocks." will be
handled by Emery I. XelT of Oregon
in an address before the f county sup
erintendents Wednesday afternoon,
also "The High School Course: Its
Content and Extent," by JT. A. Hollis
ter of Champaign, from a university
standpoint, and by H. E. Brown of
Rock Island from the rural stand
point; "Religious Education in Col
lege," by George A. Ooe. and "The
Motor Element in Primary Education"
by (I. F. Blair of Charleston and lxra
(810 B - - :
Ladies' Coats -Fine
Furs - -Bays'
Suits - -Bays'
Children's Overcoats 2.98 to
Girls' Coats - 4.98 to
We always carry a.
Complete Stock f
Skirts. Waists and Pat
and Tailor made
MOCK ISLAND, ELL.
at curs. ,
SiooQffA IfFOOT J
COME TO THE CITY TO MARRY
Wedding of Julius Jensen of St. Paul,
and Minnie E. Docrr, Beardstown.
Julius Jensen, or St. Paul, ami Miss
Minnie E. Doerr. of Beardstown, wero
married in Rock Island last evening.
The ceremony was performed at S
o'clock by Rev. It. H. Wi'liams, pustor
of the First Methodist church, at tho
home of the groom's brother, Peter
Jensen. 1110 Firth avenue. There'was
piesent a company of the Immediate
relatives. A " wedding dinner was
served. Today the couple departed for
St. Paul to reside.
To Insure Hillsdale Bridge.
Rock Island county's interest In tho
new bridge at Hillsdale Is to be In
sured against damage from flood or
ice. The bridge is said to bo at a bad
bend in the river, where it might btj
affected by ice. and though the chances
are small the board of supervisors has
wisely decided to take out insuranee.
Cost Less and
Our Mod ern
Credit Plan is
a Fine Hbit.
$ 9.98 to $24.00
9.98 to 21.98
8.48 to 35.00
5 98 to
1 ki i