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THU ARGUS. WEDNESDAY-JANUARY 4, .1003.
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IF YOU WANT SOMETHING USEFUL AS WELL AS ORNAMENTAL
CALL AND SEE OUR ELEGANT LINE OF:
Nut Picks and Crackers,
Silver Knives and Forks,
Silver Tea and Table Spoons,
Sugar Shells, Butter Knives, Etc
It will pay you to examine our line, as you can save one-third on many
Pocket Cutlery in Pearl, Stag or Buf
falo handles all the Latest Pattern.
Scissors and Shears, single or in sets.
Razors, strictly A1 grade In variety
Safety Razors Straps, Etc,
of the above articles by buying here.
Alem Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House.
Everyone knows that this is THE
store for the finest, most stylish
line of women's shoes in the three
cities, and we are going to build
up a reputation on $2 and $2.50
shoes which shall equal in every
way our reputation on fine lines. If
the price suits your pocketbook, the
ehces will suit you.
-I-I-H -I -H-I-fr-M-H I M"M"M .M-I-H-M-'
J(Q)WING to being unable to
complete our inventory j
as soon as expected we will?
: until about Jan. 15. We find
after the Great Dissolution Sale
that we have quite a number of
broken lots which we must
positively dispose of. Prices
will do the work. Come in, we'll
tell you all about it.
You Know Us.
YTM I IfNnW US T
ROCK ISLAND !U:
month for won AN
Blanche Koman's Celebration
Draws Her Heavy Sentence
in Police Court.
SHE CANT PAY FINE OF $100
E. Robinson, Polo, III., Asks Aid
Search For His Miss
WIFE IS INSANE: HUSBAND
AND HER SON DISAPPEAR
Deserted Home to Be 6ofd For Half
Value to Satisfy a Mortgage.
Blanche Homan was fined $100 on
charge of disorderly conduct this morn
ing in the police court. She did not
hare the funds with which to liquidate
and was ticketed for the county jail,
wiiere she is booked for a term of 30
days. After she had received her pen
alty the woman protested against the
severity on the court and wanted to
know if she could not have a change
of venue. Magistrate Johnson inform
ed her that she had spoken too late,
Blanche was arrested yesterday morn
ing in an almost helpless state of in
toxication, and her hearing continued
until this morning.
Son MIkkIbk for MoatbM.
C. EL Robinson, of Polo, Ogle county
has written Chief Miller to aid him in
a search for his missing son Ernest
Robinson, aged 15 years, who disap
peared from home July 10. Mr. Rob
inson states in his letter that he had
heard Ernest had been in Rock Island
but the police have no information of
Robe Stolen Off Ilorxe.
D. J. Brown reports the theft of
laprooe vaiuea at ss. ine rooe was
taken off Mr. Brown's horse while it
was tied in front of his home on Twen
ty-nrsi street. tne tneit was com
mitted Monday night.
Creeo ChanKO Ilia Mind.
uilliam Green, arrested yesterday
at the request of the Davenport police,
reconsidered his determination ex
pressed after his arrest that he would
not go to the other side until he had
been told what charge he would be
called on to defend. He then was tak
en to Davenport in the afternoon.
HIGH SCHOOL BALL LEAGUE
One to be Formed, Embracing Augus-
tana and St. Ambrose College.
The people of the tri-cities will have
an opportunity this spring to witness
some interscholastic baseball games
of more than ordinary merit. Arrange
ments have been made for forming
tri-city school league, which will be
composed of teams representing the
high schools of Rock Island, Daven
port and Moline. and Augustana an 1
St. Ambrose colleges. A series of
three games will most likely be ar
ranged between each of the schools In
the league. To the team standing
highest at the conclusion of the sched
ule a trophy will be presented. Tht
Davenport hish school squad wi'l
practice at the league park with the
Three-Eye players, having made ar
rangements already with Managei
S-I I 1 1 1 1 I M-M I I I I I I I-M ll-Min-M 1 1 I
II. D. Montgomery is in the city for
a few days from Buffalo. N. Y., to visit
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mueller de
parted today for California, to spen1
Miss Hallie McCrory returned to
Chicago yesterday to resume her mu
Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Therndahl de
parted today for their home at Spring
field. 111., after spending the holidays
with relatives in Rock Island.
Albert N. Mueller, who is a student
at the College of Physicians and Sur
geons, Chicago, has returned to school
after spending the holiday vacation at
Miss Helen Mills bas departed for
Peoria, to resume her studies at the
Bradley Polytychnical institure, where
she Is also an assistant instructor in
Emil Hansen departed this noon for
Syracuse, N. Y., to" resume his studies
at the Syracuse university, after
spending the holiday vacation with his
parents in Rock Island.
TO HOLD TEMPERANCE RALLY
One Arranged at the Home of Mrs. J
F. Hun toon, Moline, Next Month.
A rally in the interest of the cause
of temperance has been planned to be
held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 7, at the
home of Mrs. J. F. Huntoon, of Moline.
The local branches of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union in Rock
Island. South Rock Island, Milan, Mo
line and South Moline are to partici
pate. A program has been prepared.
Abandoned by Husband.
F. B. Stanton, an officer of Kewanee.
together with Attorney Charles E.
Sturtz, and Mrs. Myrtle Miller are in
the city looking for Mrs. Miller's hus
band, on a charge of abandonment.
Miller is supposed to have located In
A salve that heals without a scar is
DeWltt's Witch Hazel Salve. No rem
edy effects such speedy relief. It
draws out inflammation, soothes, cools
and heals all cuts, burns and bruises.
A sure cure for piles and skin dis
eases. Ie itt s Is the only genuine
Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of coun
terfeits, they are dangerous. Sold by
A little more than two years ago
Mrs. Anna Secord, wife of George Se
cord, of 1611 North Adams street, Peo
ria, was adjudged insane in the county
court and was committed to the asy
lum at Watertown. Her husband was
in the employ of the Avery Manufac
turing company as a machinist, and
he and his wife and son struggled to
get their house and lot free of debt
and enjoy it as their own. The strug
gle was too much for the wife and
she went insane. After she was sent
to the asylum Secord rented the place,
but eight months ago he disappeared
and nothing has since been seen or
heard of him. The tenant. Homer E.
Walker, did not wish to pay the rent
to the son, who was a minor, and had
10 authority to collect it, so month
after month he has been depositing it
n a bank. Three months after the
father left the son disappeared with
out saying a word to anybody where
he was going. Three months ago At
torney Radley began foreclosure pro
ceedings for the mortgagee, and after
diligent search for Secord and failing
to find him gave notice by publication
as by the law provided. Service was
obtained on the insane wife by the
sheriff in person at the asylum.
Yesterday the property was sold by
the master in chancery, and was bid
in by the mortgagee for the sum of
$1,100, the same being the debt, in
terest and costs and which is about
one-half the value of the property in
question, here the father and son
have gone, if they are together or have
disappeared in different directions, is
not known, but the fact remains that
they have deserted their homestead
and have left it to become the property
of the mortgagee at about one-half its
By the same act they have deserted
the wife and mother who is now in the
insane asylum, and if she evar recov
ers her reason there will be none to
welcome her home, and in fact there
will be no home to welcome her to.
IS GIVEN JEWEL
D. J. Sears Honored by Members
of Rock Island Chapter,
R. A. M.
Time to Pay
This is the time of year when bills are due and when
you have to pay them. If you have the money for this pur
pose, you are fortunate. If you haven't, you are probably
worrying about where the cash is going to come from.
If so, see us about it.
NINE TERMS AS HIGH PRIEST) We G3cll Help YoVI
Happy Incident of Installation of
Officers of Lodge Last
HAVE PART YET TO PERFORM
Association Helpers Ask Assistance in
Raising Y. M. C. A. Pledge,
The Young Men's Christian associa
tion feel jubilant over the fact that
they have arranged for the liquidation
of the indebtedness. on their building,
and the Association Helpers join them
and wish them a prosperous New Year,
but, lest there might be some mi
understanding in the matter, will
pay that the Association i-ieipers
pledged themselves to raise $500 of
the amount which they must raise by
Feb. 1. They have asked many of the
societies, and associations of the city
to help them by taking spaces in the
calendar which they have arranged so
as to show the names of those who
They have received a
generous response irom
of those to whom they
written, and wish to thank
for their assistance and interest in the
matter, and say that there are a good
many spaces yet unsold, and ask those
who have not responded, to give this
matter the consideration it deserves
and. if possible, send the. Association
Helpers their subscription for such
spaces as they want, at once, that the
Association Helpers may be enabled to
meet their obligations in this fund
The calendar may be seen any time
at the Y. M. C. A. building.
MRS. B. E. WASSON. President.
MRS. WIRT TAYLOR. Secretary.
SUIT OVER COAL TITLE
Interestinci Litiaation on Trial in the
The recovery of the title to the coal
which is being mined on certain tracts
near Coal valley is trie oujeci oi a
suit being heard in the county court
before a jury today, Loyal Case and
George Case being the plaintiffs and
William Kran the defendant. It is al
leged that in a deed executed many
years ago the title to the coal on the
land was reserved for the grantor, a
man named Beardsley, whose inter
ests are now represented by the heirs,
the plaintiffs. The defendant recently
made a contract for the lease of the
land to mine operators, and claims that
he has the full right to do so, as he
holds a deed to the property. G. W
Wood and Henry Stelk represent the de
fendants, while Adair Pleasants ap
pears for the plaintiff.
Condition Grows Serious.
The condition of Rev. Father
Thomas Mack in, of St. Joseph's
church, this afternoon was reported
more serious than it has been at any
time since he was stricken several
Bowlby's School of Music.
Prof. S. T. Bowlby. teacher of piano.
mandolin, violin and guitar. Private
lessons at my studio or at pull's resi
dence. Classes of two or more at re
duced rates. Studio and residence.
228 Second avenue. New phone 5241.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disannears. The
rst dose greatly benefits. 75c and
$1. Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son. 220 West Second
The members of Rock Island chap
ter, R. A. M., installed their recently
elected officers at Masonic temple
last evening, ine installation cere
monies were conducted by D. J. Sears,
the retiring high priest, assisted by H.
H. Cleaveland, past high priest. At
the conclusion of the ceremonies some
of the members suggested that the
past officers make a few remarks, and I
when H. H. Cleaveland was called on,
he presented D. J. Sears with a beau
tiful gold past high priest's jewel, on
behalf of the members of the chapter.
Mr. Sears has just finished serving
his ninth term in the office of high
priest, and is succeeded by S. J.
Ferguson. The token with which the
members of the chapter presented him
is in the design of a high priest's
jewel, supposed to have been worn by
the ancient priests of Israel. It bears
the 12 previous stones, and is inscrib
ed as follows, "Presented to David J.
Sears by Rock Island Chapter, No. 18,
R. A. M" and with the years which
Mr. Sears served in the presiding of
ficer of the body, "18SC-18S9 and 1S98-
O in ecru For the Year.
The presentation of a jewel to a re
tiring officer has occurred but once
before in the chapter in its half cen
tury and more of existence. The fol
lowing officers were installed:
H. P. S. J. Ferguson.
King Charles Schneider.
Scribe C. W. Thatcher.
Treasurer W. T. Magill.
Secretary L. C. Daugherty.
Principal Sojourner H. B. Hayden.
Captain of Host A. W. Gillespie.
R. A. Captain J. W. Houder.
Master Third Veil H. Muergandal-
Master Second Veil F. E. Jenkin-
Master First Veil W. E. Miller.
Sentinel Ezra Wilcher.
Member. Masonic Board of Control,
two years D. J. Sears.
Dr. MafcUl'" Ionff Trriu.
W. T. Magill begins his 20th year of
service to the chapter as its treasurer,
the longest term of office ever for a
local member of the chapter.
At the conclusion oi the ceremon
ies of the evening, the members ad
journed to the Rock Island House cafe.
where a dainty luncheon was enjoyed.
Out of this difficulty and will be glad. to do so, by mak
you a loan on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons or
other personal property, without removing it from your
possession. The loan can be arranged quickly, private
ly and in amounts from $10 upwards. You will be as
tonished at the ease with which you can take care of a
loan through us. Let us quote you our rates.
Fidelity Loan Company
Mitchell & Lynde Block, Room 38.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenings. Tele
phone West 514. New Telephone 6011.
THE YEAR WAS A WARM ONE
Accumulated Execss of Temperature
Amounted to 445 Degrees.
December or 1904 was an average
month, according to Weather Obser
ver Sherier. The mean temperature
for the month was 27 degrees, which
is the average for the last 33 years.
The highest was 58 on the 22nd. and
the lowest was 4 below zero on the
2Sth. The greatest daily range in
temperature was 32 degrees on the
27th with the cold wave and blizzard
which prevailed; the least daily range
was 5 degrees on Christmas day.
There was an accumulated excess of
445 degrees in temperature during the
entire year, an average daily excess of
The prevailing direction of the wind
during the last December was from
the southwest with a total movement
of 0,045 miles, the maximum velocity
was 39 miles an hour from the north
west on the 27th.
A total of 2.21 inches precipitation
fell during the month just passed. The
average for December during the last
33 years has been 1.C7 inches, showing
an excess of fifty-four hundredths of
an Inch last month. There was an ac
cumulated deficiency of 5.33 inches of
precipitation during 1904.
December of 1904 had 13 clear days.
3 partly cloudy, and 15 cloudy, in 7 of
which one-hundredth of an inch or
more of precipitation fell. The greatest
precipitation was 1.58 inches on the
James Gallagher, aged 50 years, who
died in this city, was buried in Gene
seo, the funeral services taking place
at St. Malcahy's church. Mr. Galla
gher's death was hastened by the ef
fects of an injury received some time
ago, when one oi his limbs was irac-
tured. He was a native of Ireland,
and was born in 1822 in County Done
gal. He came to America in 1852. For
50 years he was a re6ident of Henry
Of Nice Ripe Bananas at Campana, I
Pusateri &. Co., 1614 Second Avenue.
We have another carload of
fancy bananas, which we will
sell at 40 and 50 cents a bunch
and up, 7 or 8 dozen to the bunch.
Also nice bananas at 10 cents per doz
en, 2 dozen lor 15 cents and Z dozen
for 25 cents. Order left for bananas
by the bunch delivered promptly.
When bilious try a dose of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and
realize for once how quickly a first-
class, up-to-date medicine will correct I
the disorder. For sale by all leading
For Low Prices
on Winter Clothing
SOMMER.S LA VELLE,
1804 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
, Prices Court
Scrupulous examination by careful buyers. They are arranged es
pecially for the people who pay the cash and are therefore justified
to expect good groceries at lowest prices coupled with fair treatment
and prompt attention.
Here Are a Few Drops At the Bucket
Brazil Coffee, per lb 12'2C
Good Rice C lbs 25c
Y. II. and Japan Tea, per lb 25c
Oil or Mustard Sardines, 6
Seedless Raisins, 2 lb pkg 15c
Home Made Mince Meat,
3 pounds 25c
Ginger Snaps, per pound.. .5c
Good corn, per dozen, 90c,
Qt. Bottle Maple Syrup. . . . 25c
Catsup, 3 large or 6 small
bottles for ' 25c
Cocoannt, per pound 15c
Tall Salmon 3 cans for. . . . 25c
Diamond C Soap, 10 bars. . 25c
1515 Second Ave.
: 45c v
Both 'Phones I
Sultana Raisins, 2 lb
Good Prunes, 2 lb.......
Santa Claus Soap, 9 bars.
Yeast Foam, package.
Horseshoe Tobacco, per lb
Star Tobacco, per lb
Monarch Gelatine, 2 pkgs.
3 cans for
Cood Tomatoes, per doz 90c
3 cans for
Early June Peas, per doz
90c, 3 cans for
Citron, per lb
Gold Dust, 4 lb pkg
Currants, 2 pkgs
Pet Cream, 3 large or 6
smal cans for
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK I8LAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the Stats Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2. 1I0,
and occupies 8. E. corner of Mitch
ell St Lynde's building;.
K. it. Cable.
William IL Dart,
If. P. Hull.
E. W. Hurst.
J. M. Buford.
Solicitors Jackson A UnnL