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TIIE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1903
ITS A HEAL
to get the meals for the family
when you have a complete set of
the necessary utensils, with a new
style Jewel stove to cook upon.
We Furnish Kitchens
throughout, and can save you time,
money, and many steps when you
want anything in the way of
Allen - Myers
; 1 (She
THIS STORE will
be better than
ever. We must
unload all winter
goods to make
room for our
enormous spring X
. j. j
stock, which is . ?'
GreaJ Big Reductions!
All through the store. You will f
never have this
i ou Know US.
M. C. RICE, Prop.
For a. Nice Dinner
should include an inventory of
your stock of tin, granite, and iron
ware; for nothing can be more
annoying than to have prepara
tions for a dainty on the way and
find that you haven't a suitable
vessel in which to cook it.
Our little granite kettles and pans
are light, convenient, and "ust
the things" for sauces and little
stews. Our line shows all kinds
and sizes of ware for all purposes.
- & Company
WE ARE SHOWING SOME
NEW STYLES OF EXTRAOR
DINARY VALUES IN LA
DIES' PATENT COLT SHOES,
GOODYEAR WELTED SOLES,
MILITARY HEELS, BLUCH
ERS, NEW SHAPES; MADE
OF "CORONA" PATENT
$3.00 the Pair
X 4 i 4 4 4 4 4 T!lJ(rT A A '
chance again, j.
3ona Fide Interurban From That
Direction Should be City's
IUARD STREET RIGHTS FOR IT
3o Not Tie Them Up With Company
of Uncertain Intentions One
Town's Experience. " -'
The annual meeting of the Rock Isl
ind Retail Merchants' association will
je helJ this evening at the office of
A". C. Maucker. In view of the fact
that the annual election of officers is
o occur and that the subject of fnter
lrban railways is likewise to receive
attention a large attendance of mem
bers is expected.
I a Important Subject.
The subject; of interurban railways
s, as it shltf be, one of the most im
portant in 0V'niinds of the people at
he present fay. That every proper
-encouragement and aid should be'giv
-n to well directed effort in this dl
ection is the opinion and the convic--ion
of all progressive citizens. With
his as it is believed to be the correct
iew of the situation locally speak
ing, it ought not to be difficult to un
lerstand why the desire for the ac
complishment of the interurban idea
should overshadow so completely any
imposition involving merely more lo--al
facilities or another line to Daven
ort. As The Argus has said heretofore
he interurban railway project that
xmes into Rock Island from the south
r east is worthy of first considera
ion. and any enterprise of this nature
hat desires track rights in Rock Isl
md will find little difficulty in gain
ng favor so far as its relations to the
public are concerned if it will make
;ood on the interurban end of the prop
sition first. A company that will do
this will secure the best there is in the
ity of Rock Island in the way of track
rights and if it cannot get in on tracks
already here leading to the streets
'n the business part of town, it will,
is it should, be given the best privi
leges that it is within the power of the
city to extend otherwise.
Krw Mrfl Art l.rftt
It is but correctJy .representing the
situa) KtVto state .that, few stress in
the business section at least, are at
present left unoccupied for the oncour
lgement of new roads, of an interur
ban nature, and it is hardly thought
there is any who will doubt the wis
dom of saving those few for such en
terprises, legitimately internrban, as
may require them. Should they be
?ivcn either to the present, or to n
new exclusively local company it
would place any interurban railway
project that may come knocking at the
doors of Rock Island in th future at
'lie mercy of one or the other of the
lcal railways i here would be no oth
er unoccupied way for the interurban
to come in. So that in seriouw contem
plation of this view of the case, the
policy of requiring any new company
to prove that it is interurban in na
ture and backer! by the right people
before abandoning to it the few streets
that are left, ought to seem clear to
There are in this country today In
the street railway world, as in other
mercantile pursuits, men and concerns
which under the guise of undertaking to
offer to the people superior facilities
and cheaper fares, and interurbans into
the bargain, seek to gobble the main
streets of a city not already occupied
by street railway tracks, and either
eventually hand the same over to the
company already in the field and thu-
esfablish in it an absolute monopoly,
or hold heni in the hope of disposing
of them to an interurban road at an
exorbitant price at a future time. Th
Argus does not believe in monopolies
that prey upon the public and giv
them little in return, but it is too oftn
the case that the people in seeking to
guard against monopolies simply tight
en the grip of monopoly altout them.
Ilnr t'lty'n KiprrlfBC.
The instance is known of n city in
i neighboring state that had for years
suffered from the jjreed and grinding
;1" -in absolute-monopoly in the con
:rol of street railway rights. Finally
when endurance had cease! to be a
virtue there was presented a proposi
tion for the introduction of a rival
t root railway line. To all intents and
purposes the company already in the
f.eld fought the coming of the new
company to the utmost, and after one
of the most bitter campaigns ever
conducted in that city, the new com
pany won out overwhelmingly. Th"
people were jubiiant. of course but th?
smoke of ttrife had scarcely cleared
away, when back of the battle lines or
the victorious hosts loomed up the
company that had been the cause of
all the warfare. The corporation
had been scenting from afar the in
evitable stnigg!e and had been run
n;ng enough to make the people vic
tims f their own patriotism. The re-i-u'i
was that instead of finding com
petition, the entrenched company
p!aed irself in the possession of the
streets of the town that it had no"
he re'ofore enjoyed the use of.
The best way Wth to control and
tii prevent monopoly is to hold in re
serve, until there is occasion to use it.
some means of inviting either compet
ing oorjorat ions or of bringing in some
more f?r reachinsr enterprises than
may row le possessed. A f "w days
ago the suggestion was made that f
f.r tbo encouragement of an interur-
ban project it i desirable that a line
be built out from Rock Island It would
be far better for local capital, of which
there is plenty here that might be so
applied, to secure the rights and con
struct the lines than to take chances
on throwing them away.
The Deaervlojc Project.
So it may be repeated the deserving
interurban or suburban railway enter
prise that may in good faith ask the
use of streets in Rock Island not al
ready traversed by car tracks should
-)rove its nature by building in from
the suburban communities that RoeV.
Island is in particular need of reach
ing. The right of way through Rock
Island for such an enterprise will bt
made without difficulty. And it ought
to be. :
MRS. E. A. SIMPSON
JS CALLED TO REST
Expires Suddenly From Heart Failure
at Her Home in Dav
enport. Mrs. Eliza Ann Simpson, a long time
resident of the city, died suddenly at
her home, 2104 Brady street, Daven
Ijort, of heart failure early this morn
ing. The maiden name of the deceased
was Eliza Ann Purcell, and she wa
born in Charleston. S. C. Aug. 4. 1824.
Her marriage with Joseph S. Simpson.
of St. Ixniis, took place at New Haven,
Conn., in September. 1S42. The couple
moved to Scott county from St. Louis,
settling in Buffalo, and located in Dav
enport shortly after. Davenport has
since been Mrs. Simpson's home. Her
husband died in 1SSC. She is survived
by her son, II. P. Simpson, of Rock Isl
and, and her Elster, Mrs. S. M. Saun
ders, of Davenjort. She was a com
municant in Trinity Episcopal church.
Davenport, and had been for years a
devoted member of the parish. She
was a woman whose sweet and lovable
traits of character endeared her to all
who knew her. The funeral announce
ment will be made later.
Miss Emma Downing is visiting in
L. Simon has gone east on a pur
. Emerson Barnes of Cincinnati, is
visiting Rock Island friends.
JJr. C.Bernhardi, Jr., returned this
.r.orning from a visit to Chicago.
Mrs. ' John Reimers, of Fort Worth,
Tex., is visiting relatives in the city.
R. It. Smith, of Brookfleld. Mo., is
in the city on business for the Wood
K. B. Frysinger has returned from a
vi-it with S. M. Hill, formerly of Mo
line, at Cleburne, Tex.
State Railroad Secretary A. M. Bru-
ner, of the. Y. M. C. A., Is in Peoria at
tending the first meeting of railway
secretaries of Illinois.
Fre 1 Zeitz and Augut Thorpe, Jr.,
of Chicago, are expected in tho city
his evening, to attend the Masonic
school of instruction.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Burns of Ishpem
ing. Mich., are in the city for a few
days. Mr. Burns is attending a meet
ing f the board of directors of the
M. W. A.
James C. Whiting, of Canton, grand
chancellor for Illinois for the Knight.-
of Pythias, was in the city today, leav
ing this afternoon for Suerrard, where
he will attend a meeting of the local
lodge of the order this evening.
M. M. Cruiso and J. V.. Hubbell have
gone south to attend to pom work in
their line as expert accountants which
will occupy their time for the next
few months. Mrs. Hubbell and daugh
ter accompanying Mr. Hubbell to Chi
W. B. Wright, of Effingham, will be
in Rock Island Wednesday and Thurs
day, to attend the Masonic school of
instruction. Mr. Wright U the grand
master of Illinois, and will be tender
ed a reception Thursday evening fol
lowing the ceremonies at the Masonic
H. T. Burnap, of Upper Alton. Isaac
Cutter, of Camp Ioint. H. A. Snell. of
Litchfield. S. S. Borden, of Chicago
ami Charles II. Martin, of Bridgeport.
members of the board of examiners
of the grand lodge of Illinois, will be
in Rock Island this evening, and wiil
conduct the Masonic school of Instruc
tion to le held here during the next
HUSBAND DRUNK: SUICIDES
Mrs. Michael Egan Drinks Poison at
Beeatise her husband got 8run2,
Mrs. Michael Egan suicided by drink
ing poison at Geneseo Saturday even
ing. She was 35 years of age. Egan
is a contractor employed on the Hen
nepin canal construction.
J. D. Runyan, of Butlerville. O.. laid
the peculiar disappearance of hi? pain
ful symptoms, of indigestion and bili
ousness, to Dr. King's New Life Pills.
He says: "Thpy are a perfect rem
edy, for dizziness, sour stomach, head
ache, constipation, etc. Guaranteed nt
Hartz fc Unerueyer's drug store, price
That Tickling in the Throat.
One minute aftr taking One Minute
Co'igb. Cure that tickling in tLe throaJ
is gone. It acts In the throa' not the
stomach. Harmless good for chil
dren. Sold by all druggists.
I"5int tt'ait unfit vmi. Ktr..l im im-i
- ---- - -.-, j ' a .
poverished and you are ick and ail-j
ing. but take Holllster's Riirkr Moun-
.tain Tea. It will positively drive out,
J all impurities, 23 cents, tea or tablets.'
- T. H. Thomas" pharmacy.
ACID FOR HIS WIFE
Mrs. William M. Bongartz is At
tacked by Jealous Hus
band, FROM WHOM SHE SEPARATED
Calls Her to Door of Restaurant Where
She is Employed and Hurls
Liquid in Her Face..
Because she refused longer to live
vith him, William M. Bongartz yester
day morning threw carbolic acid into
.he face of his wife, of whom he is
insanely jealous, in the hope of so
JisSguring her attractive face that sho
vou'd not draw the attention of the
admiring eyes of other men.
The assault took place at the rear
door of the kitchen of the' Meckel res
taurant at lCIo Seeoud a-fwiue. It was
7:30, and Mrs. Bongart2 was about
ier duties as cook preparing break
fast. The couple had been separated
ior months, ai; hough they had been
married for little over a year. He fol
lowed her to Rock Island from Ottawa.
It will be remembered that two
months ago Mrs. Bongartz brought
jabeas corpus proceedings in a Peoria
w-ourt to secure the custody of her two
children by a former marriage that
lad been placed by Bongartz with -a
.'aniily in that city after the couple
iad become estranged. The court
ruled that the children should remain
tfith the family until further orders.
as neither Bongartz nor his wife was
o situated at that time as to properly
.are for them, their home having been
Kaairt Two Koruvd Cbeeka.
Bongartz had been here for a week.
The Rock. Island police knew that he
was in one of the three cities and were
in the lookout for him. as there is a
warrant against him for the paHsing
of forged checks on two saloonkeepers
about a year ago. The spurious pa
per was cashed by Hildebrandt, who
formerly was proprietor of a saloon
at First avenue and Twentieth street,
ind by Fred Gross, who keeps a 'place
on Twentieth, between First and Sec
ond avenues. Bongartz "was arrested
immediately after the commission of
these offenses, but escaped from the
officer while on the. way" to the city
During the past week Bongartz. had
ailed twice at the restaurant to see
bis wife to plead with her to forget
.he past and return to him. She told
aim that she could no longer endure
.lim. She had given him a fair trial,
jut he had proven himself unworthy,
che was able to earn her own living,
and wanted him to go away from her
and remain away. Bongartz is infat
tiited with his wife. She is a pretty
young woman of 23 years. He visited
her fcr the last time yesterday morn
ng. She would either change her de
lerniinfltlon not to live with him or
ne would destroy her beauty. He
brought, a Nttle of carbolic acid. This
he carried In his overcoat pocket, hold
ng his hand over tho neck, in order
that he could hurl the contents 'in her
face without stopping to remove the
cork- He made no threats, indulging
only In endearing term In his efforts
to diiMtuade her from her course.
Krtaaatr!r Cloaca Her f.rrm.
They talked for a few minutes. Bon
arta had learned that his wife had
been arranging to institute divorce pro
ceedings. "He atked me if I intend
ed divorcing him." Mrs. Bongartz said.
"I told him that I did. I told hira that
it was simply misery for lxth of us
as long a we lived together, despite
hl protestations of affection for me.
When I gave him my answer in refer
ence to the divorce and stepped back
to c.lese the door to return to my work
he pulled forth the bottle and remark
ed: 'Then take that.' I noticed while
In was talking with him that be was
nervously fingering something In his
ooat pocket, but I had no idea that he
had such terrible designs. As luck
would have It, I closed my eyes its he
threw the acid. For the moment I sup
posed it was water, and that he threw
It at me to frighten nie. But. present
ly it began, to bum. the liquid having
gotten on my lips and cheeks. Non
of it got in my eyes, however. 1 held
rny head over and the most of it rolled
off on the floor. I applied milk and
lard when I realized that acid had
been used, and a doctor was called."
Dr. E. A. Snively dressed Mrs. Bon
sartz's face and she was taken to th
home of her father at 23'S Fourth ave
nue. Shj will likely bear scars of the
burns throtigh the rest of her days.
Captarril at Ilrtlrnfiorf.
Bongartz. after the assault, ran for
the river, and crossed over there. Off!
cer James Brinn followed, and was
joined on the other side by the Daven
port police. The chae continue! tj
Bettendorf, .where Bongartz was cap
tured shortly before noon. He was
brought te this side and locked up in
the county jail. He will have a charge
of forgery to answer to, and one ef
mayhem in addition. The latter
charge, it Is exp'-cted. will be filed by
his wlf. when she is able to come to
The pre;iminary hearing ef Bongartz
was conMnu-d until Wednesday.
Babies' rkin will h soft, fair and
!rroo-h if you give th'-ni Holli.-fer"'
R cky Mountain Tea thi. month. It
regulates the i-tomach and bowels.
It make the little oDe aleep and
grow. 33 cents. T. II. Thomas" phar
Soft and Stiff.
"Deeds, Not Words"
Is what the people want. We don't believe in preaching
and not practicing what we preach.. Low prices backed
with the highest possible quality of groceries has built up
an enviable reputation for the
And every consumer who has patronized this store knows
.what great opportunities we offer, in fact you save some
thing on every purchase. Everything just as advertised at
Brazil Coffee, per lb 12c
Good Rice C lbs 25c
Y. H. and Japan Tea, per lb 25c
Oil or Mustard Sardines, G
Seedless Raiu , 2 lb pkg 15c
IIome-Made Mince Meat,
3 pounds 25c
Ginger Snaps, per iound.. .5c
Good corn, per dozen, 90c,
Qt. Bottle Maple Syrup.... 25c
Catsup, 3 large or C email
bottles for 25c
Cocoanut, per pound 15c
Tall Salmon 3 cans for.... 25c
Diamond C Soap, 10 bars.. 25c
Sultana Raisins, 2 lb 15c
Good Prunes, 2 lb 15c
1515 Second Ave.
Corner Twentieth St ar.d Fourth Avenue.
SIMON LEWIS. RETAIL STOR.E
Market Square Corner
& La Velle
Creum or Roman patent
Sugar, 17 pounds for $1.00
Santa Claus Soap, 9 bars.. 25c
Yeast Foam, packago 3c
Horseshoe Tobacco, per lb 45c
Star Tobacco, per lb 45c
Monarch Gelatine, 2 pkgs. 25c
3 cans for 25c
Good Tomatoes, per doz 90o
3 can a for 25o
Early June Pets, per doz
Due, 3 cans for 25o
Citron, per lb 17c
Gold Bust. 4 lb kg 15c
Currants, 2 pkgs 15c
Pet Cream, 3 large or 6
smal cans for 25c
Where you can be certain that
whatever you buy in the line of
Wines, Liquors or Cordials is of the
highest possible quality. We han
dle the best lines In the world, and
we guarantee purity. And then you
know our prices are a little less
than you'll find elsewhere for the
same class of goods.
Seventeenth Street and Third
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