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MRS. CRAIG SAYS SHE
HAS BEEN DESERTED
HOME IS FAVOREI
WTtJT A TP One Woman
iiiiiil Tells Another
About the Merits of the Snowball Washer Is So
Those cf Sup'eme Court on De
pot and Paving Assess
ment. Count Board Committee Rec
ommends Paying for Chil
dren at Bethany
Commences Suit for Divorce in the
Circuit Court Against Husband.
THE ARGTJS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1903.
These Washers are regarded everywhere as a household necessity,
without a successful rival. Order today. Don't wait. You don't need
to. We carry them in stock.
Allen , Mvers
Harris L Hess,
The Big, New, Daylight
Grocery Store 5 3 3
THINGS ARE BEING ROUNDED INTO SHAPE AS FAST AS IT
IS POSSIBLE TO DO SO. NEW STOCK. EVERYTHING IN THE
STORE THE PUREST AND BEST. EVERYTHING ON THE JUMP
BUT THE PRICES.
Agents for Chase 6 Sanborn's
Teas and Coffees.
H. & M. Grocery Co.,
CORNER EIGHTEENTH STREET AND THIRD AVENUE.
Our stock is complete
in all departments.
Don't purchase your
Easter Clothing and
Furnishings until you
see our line.
M. C. RICE. Prop.
New Eo.s(er shades in
New Easter colorings
New Easter Novelties
New Easter patterns
All the latest fads in
FORMER YEXED QUESTION
Which Hoped Settled For all Time,
as Progress of City is
The exclusive announcement in last
evening's Argus of the opinion of the
supreme court sustaining the Rock
Island circuit court in refusing a wri;
of mandamus to Capt. J. M. Beardsley
to compel the city to remove the pas
senger and freight depots of the Dav
enport, Rock Island & Northwestern
Railway company. Seventeenth street
and First avenue, was read with much
satisfaction by the people generally of
Thus it put at end. for all time, it is
hoped, a mooted question, involving
the community. Capt. Beardsley. as a
tax payer, averred that the railroad
company, with its passenger station,
was blocking a public street; that the.
city council was wiihout authority in
law to vote away the use of a public
avenue of travel, not belonging to it,
but to the people.
Privilege Swnrrd In (luod Faith.
However, there were few people that
agreed with the complainant that the
depot was an obstruction in the street
mentioned, despite that it does extend
a trifle beyond the western limits of
the same. While all share the position
that corporations should be restrained
within certain limitations, and tht
rights of the individual guarded, still
none will deny that these privileges
of the railroad company on the rivei
front were obtained in good faith.
And even if it were to come to pass
that the Davenport, Rock Island &
Northwestern should be compelled to
vacate, that corporation would not be
the sufferer, b3t the Milwaukee- road
would be the one, the latter holding
the property under a 99-year lease.
The Milwaukee road, in the beliei
that its franchises here were perma
nent and without danger of attack,
said that it would do by Rock Island
what it had long hoped to be able to
do, but was prevented because of not
having an entrance of its own into tht
city, having, until the lease of the Dav
enport. Rock Island & Northwestern
entered from the east over the tracks
of the Rock Island road.
Fulfill!) I'l-umlnrM to City.
The Milwaukee has fulfilled it
promise to establish a main lint
through Rock Island, and were tht
spirit of the Beardsley suit to be car
ried out, the rtad would be seriousl
hampered in its service to the public
Besides the depot in question is an
ornament to the river front and to the
city, and is not doing any one any
harm.' '. It is now expected that the
Milwaukee will park the depot .ground
and that the tower clock will be in
evidence again by night.
Paving: Hullnn n Surprlxc.
The ruling ol the supreme court
upholding the assessment for the im
provement of Fourteenth avenue was
a surprise, because of the announce
lent some months ago that the same
court had held to be unconstitutional
the newly enacted law empowering cit
ies under $20,000 to inaugurate public
improvement without the formality ol
a petition from the owners of the abut
The census of 1900 gave Rock Island
just under 20.000 population, and it
was thought that the easiest way to
insure the paving of the avenue in
question would be to proceed under
this new law. The city wa3 without
precedent In the state. The cost was
too heavy for the owners of the front
age on the avenue, and therefore it
was hardly to be expected that they
would petition for the improvement.
The assessment included property
oft the avenue on both sides, north and
south, and apportioned the expense, so
that it did not involve hardship on any
particular interests or individuals
when the benefits were taken into con
( oil will li 4".ooo.
The estimate of the cost was $45,-
000. There were irenuous objections
when the hearing came up on the con
firmation of the assessment roll. Judge
Parmenter overruled the objections.
and an appeal was taken by E. H. Guy.
er. Annette Kimball and the Velie es
tate of Moline. Under the ruling of
the supreme court, unless it develops
that a snag is met when the full text
of the opinion is made known, the
city will be justified in proceeding this
summer with this much needed im
MILAN MINISTER TAKES WIFE
Rev. A. E. loder and Miss Mary L.
Rev. A. E. Ioder. pastor of the Meth
odist church of Milan, and Miss Mary
L. Haney were married yesterday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of the
bride's mother. Mrs. J. E. Haney, 1421
Twelfth street, Moline. The ceremony.
which was witnessed by a Email com
pany of the relatives, was performed
by Rev. R. S. Haney. of Moline, broth
er of the bride. The latter's niece.
Miss Marguerite Richards, was flower
girl, and the only attendant. After
May 15 the couple will be at home in
the Methodist parsonage at Milan.
All the news all the time THE
Susie Craig has commenced suit for
divorce in the circuit court, charging
drunkenness and desertion. She was
married to Walter Craig Oct. 2. 1S99.
and they lived together until April 10.
1903. She asks the custody of her
child, Ruth. 2 years of age. G. W. Mc
Caskrin is her attorney.
George T. Gilmore, a resident of Mi
lan, now serving a term in the Joliet
penitentiary for robbery, is made de
fendant in a suit for $l.ooi on a trust
deed given one year ago to Henry A.
Fleckler. of Chicago. Gilmore, on the
death of an uncle a few years ago,
came into possession of a one-sixth in
terest in a large estate. B. F. Peek
and C. E. Dietz are attornevs for Fleckler.
EASTER SERVICE FOR
MASONS AT ALEDO
Mercer County Knights Preparing
Warm Welcome For Rock
Rock Island Commandery is,
Knights Templar goes to Aledo Sun
day by special train to attend Easter
services. A large attendance is ex
pected and as a large number of the
commandery reside in Aledo. ample
arrangements will be made to receive
all visiting knights who niay be on
hand. The court house and the large
Masonic hall will be thrown open, as
well as the hearts and homes of the
resident knights and citizens of the
The Rock Island committee announc
es special train service and that the
Davenport commandery will join them
The train will leave Rock Island at 9
o'clock a. m. and arrive at Aledo short
ly before noon; returning will leave
about 4:0 p. m. The Easter services
are to be held at the First Presbyter
ian church. The program:
Grand offertory Chorus. From
Processional hymn "Holy, Lord
Welcome Sir Knights Rev. H. B
Anthem Sanctus. Gounod.
Scripture Reading Rev. G. C. Shaf
fer of First M. E. church. Aledo. 111.
The Apostles' Creed Repeated in
Solo Miss Mary Evans.
Sermon Sir Knight Rev. John
Solo, "The Resurrection," Shelly
Miss Nona Roberts.
Chorus "The Heavens are Telling
from the "Creation."
Recessional Organ, selected.
Organist Miss Edna Candor.
Committee of arrangements Rock
Island: Sir Knight David Johnson
Sears, P. C, Sir Knight Harry Hayes
Cleaveland. P. C. Sir Knight Harry
Dewitt Mack, P. C.
Aledo eommittt-e: Sir Knight George
Clarence Bowers, chairman; Sir
Knight Kenneth McCoy Whitham, Sir
Knight Charlton Lindon Gregory. Sir
Knieht George Bliss Morgan, secre
MEETING MEN OF THE PRESS
Tri-City Club Holds Monthly at
The monthly meeting of the Tri-City
Press club waj held last evening at
the Manufacturers' hotel, in Moline
with a good attendance of the member
ship. The meeting began with a din
ner, served at C:30, the business ses
sion following. Rabbi W. H. Fine-
shriber, of Davenport, who recently
lectured under the auspices of the club
on Uussla and its .Modem frouiems,
was elected to honorary membership.
Edward Lischer, of Der Demokrat,
and W. L. Purcell, of the Davenport
Democrat, and Guv V. Pet tit. of the
Reynolds press, were voted in as mem
bers. The entertainment committee
was instructed to plan for the annual
club banquet in May.
Mrs. M. B. Hollowbush is visiting in
Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Eyster are visit
ing in Nebraska.
Emmett Reeves leaves tomorrow for
St Louis on a business mission.
W. A. Crubaugh departed last even
ing for a trip through South Dakota.
Oscar Schmid has returned from the
southwest, where he spent the winter.
Walfer A. Rosenfield has returned
from a sojourn at West Baden Springs.
Maj. and Mrs. L. M. Buford are ex
pected to arrive in the city this even
ing from Torren. Old Mexico. It will
be the first visit of Maj. Buford to
Rock Island since he went from here
10 years ago to take the United States
consulate at Juarez, to which be was
appointed by President Grover Cleve
land. There will be resrret over the
report that Maj. Buford's health has
aot been the best of late.
Expert Sewing Machine Repairs.
Also sewing machine oil of absolute
purity, and the be.-t needles and parti
for all machines at Singer stores. Look
for the red S. 310 Twentieth street-
Rock Island, IIL
AT RATE OF $1.75 PER WEEK
Authorized the Overseers of Poor to
Send the Needy Ones
Solution of the difficulty that jarred
the relations of the county and Beth
any Home is offered in recommenda
tion made in the report of a committee
appointed to investigate submitted to
the board of supervisors at the session
The committee visited the home on
Aiken street and was impresseed with
the necessity of maintaining in the
county an institution of its character,
It will be recalled that the board re
jected bills presented by the home for
caring for children committed there
by order of the county court, and suit
to recover the amount now is pending
in the circuit court. .
loflrinnry Not For Children.
xne position that the supervisors
took was that the county was support
ing one institution for the care of the
1-oor, and it could not afford the luxury
of contributing towards an additions
one. But it was pointed out to the
board members that the county infirm
&ry was not a tit place for little chil
c.ren needing motherly care and affec
tion. The committee, in its inquiry
discovered that legally the county is
not liable for the keep of children at
this institution, yet there is a provis
ion in the statute that authorizes the
overseer of the poor to extend tempor
ary aid to those not wholly supported
by the county.
Pay 1.75 IVr ek.
The committee recommends that
such children as are found in the
county in need of temporary relief
be committed to the Bethany Home on
order of the overseers in the cities of
Rock Island and Moline and thp sup
ervisors of the townships, where such
children can bi taken care of by the
home, and that the charge be not to
exceed $1.75 per. week for each child
It is recommended that an order on
the county for the payment of each
child's keep be given by the overseer
or supervisor at the end of each week
The report is signed by Supervisors
Jacob Stoft't, D. W. Matthews, M. W
Battle?. Sr.. J. A. Godehn and L. C
Klrvnlor Conductor Ilelm.
Carl R. Clough, the friend of those
too tired to climb the stairs at the
county building, has tendered to the
board of supervisors his resignation as
elevator conductor, and his successor
will be appointed at the present ses
siou "of the board. Carl has filled the
job for three years, and could prob
ably have had it as long as he wished
but the young man is ambition to make
a place for himself in life, and to that
end in the fall will begin a course of
study at the University of Illinois.
SlanillnK Cuiniultlrrii Appointed.
Chairman Carey announced appoint
ment of the following committees for
Finance Garnett, Lees, Armstrong
Godehn Battles, Sr.
Rules Shallberg, George, Wood,
Battles, Sr., Heck.
Advertising and State Institutions
Matthews. Brown. Harris, Eipper,
Fees and Salaries Britton, Battles
Sr.. Oswald, Gillett, Matthews.
Public Expenditures Pfoh. Sun
Jail and Jail Accounts Heck. Kol
Poor Claims Kendall, Karstens,
Rausch, Wilcher. Godehn.
Countv Infirmary George. White
Miscellaneous Dailey, Brown, Har
Roads and Bridges Wood. Gillett
Education Wilcher, Garnett, Pfoh
Town and Town Accounts Kolloff.
Dailey. Whiteside, Kendall, Karstens.
Judiciary Carey, Britton. Ia-os.
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Lynn. Luchman, Rausch, sunueen,
Ways and Means Dot-ring. Battles,
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
In re guardianship of minor heirs
of Christian Ehriecke. Receipt of r .
W. Letsch .new guardian appointed by
the probate court of Webster county.
Mo., to Helena Letsch, guardian ap
pointed by this court, showing that all
securities and moneys belonging to
said guardianship has been paid over
to said F. W. Letsch, as such guardian
of Webster county. Mo., filed and ap
proved. In re petition for the incorporation
of the village of Watertown. Proof of
posting notices of an election for the
purpose of ting for or against village
incorporal' ax filed. Vote upon ques
tion of Incorporation canvassed by
county judge,, William t . uenroeaer
and D. R. McFarlane, justices of the
peace, and result of vote found to b;
1C votes in favor of incorporation un
der general law, and 44 against incor
poration. Estate of Michael Ebner. Petition'
of John A. Housen for letters teua- J
Estate of Henry Mock. Final re
port and settlement of administrator
filed- Hearing thereon set for May 10,
Boys Suits Chock
Full of Value.
No Inflated Prices.
All cut and made in the newest spring and
Summer styles of genuine all-wool fabrics in
plain and fancy colorings. Cut generously
full to permit romping youngsters perfect
freedom of movement. Fully guaranteed.
Ask to see our
Pants Sviits a.t
Sommers & LaVelie
1905, at 9 o'clock a. m. Ordered that
administrator notify heirs by publiea
In re guardianship of Charles John
son, minor. Annual report, showing
there is no property herein, filed and
In re guardianship of Johanna and
George Thielke, minors. Guardian
final report filed and approved. Re
ceipt and release of ward, George
Thielke, now of age, filed and approv
ed; guardian discharged and guardian
ship closed. Costs remitted.
In re guardianship of Charles Gutz
wiler. minor. Guardian's annual report
filed and approved.
In re conservatorship of James A.
Macfio. insane. Annual report of con
servator filed and approved.
Estate of Mary A. Apple. Proof of
notice to heirs of final report and sot
tlement filed. Hearing on report, and
settlement, and same approved. It ap
pears there is nothing for distribution
herein. Executrix discharged and es
Estate of Jahn A. Apple. Proof of
notice to heirs of final report and set
tlement filed and approved. Hearing
on report and same approved. It ai
pears there is nothing for distribution
herein. Executor discharged and es
in re guardianship of John and
Charles Ahrenstedt. minors. It ai
pears that the guardian herein is now
deceased, that the guardianship has
been fully settled to the satisfaction of
all of full age. Petition of said wards
asking that guardianship be closed
Petition granted and guardianship
estate of Lewis 11. Reeves. Proof
of notice of petition for probate of will.
Depositions of G. W. Brink and F. W.
Yew, two of the subscribing witnesses
of will, taken in open court in proof of
execution thereof filed and approved
and will admitted to probate.
Petition of Julia A. Reeves for let
ters testamentary filed. Petition
granted. Executrix's oath taken and
filed. Individual bond of said Julia A.
Reeves as executrix filed and approv
ed, security waived in and by said will,
and letters testamentary issued to her.
J. M. Cooper, B. Hake and Edward
Cool appointed appraisers.
In re guardianship of minor ln-Irs of
Johanna Johnson. Annual report of
guardian filed and approved.
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Amanda C. Blomgren. Guardian's re
port filed and approved.
Estate of John A. Holm. Proof of
publishing and posting notice to cred
itors filed and approved. Report of
private sale of personal property file, I
and approved. Annual report of ex
ecutor filed and approved.
Estate of John Marscliall. Proof of
notice to heirs of final report and set
tlement filed. Hearing on said rer,.,rf
and setllement and same annroved
Don't Borrow Trouble.
It Is a bad habit to borrow anything.
but the worst thing you can possibly
torrow i.s trouble. When sick, sor
ueavy, weary and worn out by the
pains and poisons of dyspepsia, bil
iousness, Bright's disease, and similar
internal disorders, don't sit down and
brood over your symptoms, but ly for
relief to Eclectric Bitters. Here you
will find sure and permanent forget
fulness of all your troubles, and your
body will not be burdened by a load
of debt disease. At Hartz & Ullemey
er's drug store. Price 50 cents. Gua;
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism anJ
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 dls-
ease immediately disaDnears. The
Erst dose greatly benefits. 75c and.
$1. Sold by Otto Grot Jan, 1501 Se
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gust re
Schlege! St Son, 220 West Second
BOUND TO GET IT
House at Springfield Seems De
termined to Have Salary
EFFORTS TO AMEND FAIL
Committee Named to Look Into Com
erford's Credentials Opposi
tion to School Law.
Springfield. 111.. April 10. The sen
ate was not in session yesterday, and.
while i he htiu.se hold morning and af
ternoon meetings, there was not a quo
rum present at either session, and
great care hail to be exercised to pre
vent this coming to the official knowl
edge of the body.
Bills were advanced to second ami
third reading, but it was not attempted
to put any on passage. Representa
tive Sheen attempted to get an amend
ment to Erickson's bill ruising the sal
aries of members of the legislature,
but without success. He wanted to
have the salary remain as at present.
$1,0(10. instead of beinj increased to
$2,000, but to allow members transpor
tation at regular railroad rates'to and
from their homes once a week. This
amendment was defeated, and then the
prohibition member endeavored to have
the house strike out the provision for
the payment of 10 cents a mile for one
trip. This also was defeated and the
bill went to a third reading unchanged.
New ft for 'mrr foril.
Speaker ShurtlefT. as chairman of
the committee on rules, laid before the
house a new rule of procedure In such
cases as that presented by F. D. Com-
erford, providing for reference to the
committee on credentials of all certifi
cates of elecMon presented after the
organization of the house. This rule
was adopted, and, acting on it. the
speaker afterwards appointed n com
mittee consisting of Oglesby. Church.
Ueebe. Grein and Mitchell, to which he
sent Comerford's election certificate.
Cornerrord will be seated when the
committee returns hln certificate and
Objrrl to School l.uvr.
Roman Catholic church official, i.ar-
oc fiial school officers and church socie
ties are protest intr i l-nr .in.iv !...
school bills now under corisidem-
tion. including a bill allowing the con
solidation of school districts to secure
larger schools, and providing for free
transportation of school children. Tin-
church people assert that the free con-
veyanc- measure will raise taxation
and place additional l.nr
payers who Hend their children to i,ar-
oehial schools and derive no benefits
trom the free school system. Som .
of the protests come from
lie Knights of America.
Ktrail alia Innuraurr Its Ira High.
With the advent of representatives!
of the Chicago Underwriters' associa
tion, working against the insurance
provision of the anti-trust bill. Attorney
General Stead Issued a brief on the
subject in which he attacked the as
sociation for its discrimination against
small or resident property owners in
favor of big downtown realty holders.
Stead gave figures to show how this
discrimination works against the small
property owner, asserting that the rate
which should be $1.25 for four years.
Is 75 cents a year on good resident
Public Auction Sale.
We will Hell to the highest bidders
at public auction Saturday afternoon
Apr.JJ 22, at 2 o'clock, all horses, car
rii i. etc., belonging to the livery tor
mW(jr -'nductad by I F. Cralle, at
lci:J Third avenue.
ALPENA WESTERN' LAND CO.