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HOME TO DIE IN
HER MOTHER'S ARMS
THE : ARGUS) SATURDAY. JANUARY; C, 1900;
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Reduction Off of All Men's,
Boys' and Children's Winter
Overcoats and Sviits in the
(Excepting Blue and Black Suits)'
All goods marked in plain fig
ures. Select your Suit and
Overcoat and deduct 20 per
per cent off the marked price.
This sale is for cash only.
YOU KNOW US.
M. C. R.ICE, Prop.
The Fanciful Tale of the $10,
000,000 Merger of Local
PEOPLE DISAPPROVE OF IT
While the Idea Is Generally Ridicufed
and is Denied By Kobusch
The substance reproduced in The Ar
gus -"of yesterday, of the story
jubfished In a Davenport paper of the
avening before, of the prospective
merging of the control of public utili
ties in the three cities in a $10,000,000
concern dominated by St. Iouis and
eastern capital, occasioned many ex
pressions of surprise and disapproval
In Rock Island. That the carrying in
to effect of a scheme of this kind would
nrove generally unpopular, even to the
!oint of resistance, as far as jxjssible
to resist, is apparent from the views
advanced on every hand.
-A representative business man voic
ed the concensus of opinion this morn
ing when he said "such a move would
be both untimely and unpopular on
the part either of the promoters or the
holders of securities in local quasi
public corporations. The merger idea
does not stand high in the public mind
at the present time. Nobody except
.he grasping speculators who care
jothing for the public, believe in merg
?rs or can see good in them. For local
corporations, now standing well with
'he public, to go into such a deal,
would turn the tide of popular senti
ment and array it against them.
C'niJer It AliMiirtl.
"However, the proiiosition seems ab
surd on the face of it. That $10,000.
300 Idea cannot fail to strike the busi
aess man familiar with local condi
ions as ridiculous. The representa
ives of both the Tri-Clty Railway com
pany and the People's Power company
express it about right when they term
"And. beyond all this, the money
narket is not in such condition now,
ior is the prospect likely to warrant
he gaining of easy control of so large
i sum of money to float a scheme of
The contemporary on the Davenport
Ide of the river, of the paper publish
3d in that city, which sprung the
sensation, treats it in its issue of yes
terday as a huge joke, and even goes
m to inquire: "But while in the busi
ness of joking, why not have included (
the waterworks, the glucose works, thej
ferry company, the Carnival. City Pack-
?t company, the Stock Food company,
)ur numerous washing machine com
panies, the Central park kennels, and
the newspapers in the contemplated
purchase? V hen joking, why not go
Kohuxch V.ven 1 hlnkn It Fnlry-I.lke
George J. Kobusch, president of the
St. Louis Car company, represented in
he story originally printed in Daven
port as the man who had brought the
gigantic deal to a successful conclu
sion, was interviewed by long-distance
Told of the statements printed. Mr
"The story is premature and incor
rect from beginning to end. There is
nothing to it. It was evidently given
out by the Walsh interests there for
what purpose I cannot imagine, but
is a fairy -tale, and nothing more."
Pathetic Case of Margaret Mulvihill
Who Hurried from Portland
After hurrying from Portland, Ore.,
which she had left after being warned
that she had but a few days yet to live
Miss Margaret Mulvihill reached her
home in Moline this morning and im
mediately after entering the door fell
dead in her mother's arms. She wa ft
victim of consumption.
1 Several weeks ago Miss Mulvihill
went to Portland for he benefit of her
health. She made the home of her
sister, Mrs. James Carlin, who lives at
Portland, her stopping place. Instead
of being benefited by the change ol
climate she grew steadily worse and
was finally told by her physicians that
if she wished to die at home she must
return to Illinois at once.
Accompanied by her sister Miss Mul
vihill started east. She suffered great
ly enroute, and at Des Moines, Mrs.
Carlin urged that a stop be made for
a few days rest. But the patient
would not give her consent and by
sheer force of will held off the inevit
able collapse till she reached home.
Miss Mulvihill was 35 years of age
and had made her home in Moline
since childhood. She is survived by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mul
vihill, and a second sister. Miss Minnie.
ISoclety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be giadly received and published. But
in either case the identity of tho sender
must be made known, to insure reliabil
ity. Written notices should bear sig
nature and uddress.
funeral services over the remains
of Esther Bishop, the little daughter
of William Bishop, were held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. J. J. Quinn. Burial took place at
St. Mary's cemetery.
Mrs. James Moran.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. James Moran were held this
morning from the Sacred Heart church
at 9 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. F.
Lockney, the pastor. Burial took.
place at Calvary cemetery.
A Sea-level Canal.
The expert engineers that make up
the advisory body of the Panama canal
commission have decided in favor of
sea-level canal. This will greatly in
crease the cost and mean a longer per
iod of construction, but its advantages
will be just so much greater. In med
icine, it has long since been decided
mat for curing ailments peculiar to a
disordered stomach, liver or kidneys.
Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters stands
first, and to prove the wisdom of the
above decision it is only necessary to
point to the thousands of cures it has
made after other remedies failed. It
always cures poor appetite, belching,
flatulency, dyspepsia, indigestion, cos
tiveness, colds,' grippe or female Ills.
Try a bottle, also ask your druggist
for a free copy of Hostetter's Almanac
for 190C. Its Instructive reading makes
it well worth having.
Soothing and Comforting.
The soothing and comforting effects
of De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve when
applied to piles, sores, cuts, boils, etc.,
subdues pain almost instantly. This
salve draws out the inflammation, re
duces swelling and acts as a rubefa
cient, thus circulating the blood
through the diseased parts, permitting
or aiding nature to permanently re
move the trouble entirely. Sold by all
Banquet and Ball. The O. W. L.
club, an organization composed of
young men of the high school were
hosts at an elaborate banquet given at
the Rock Island house last evening,
the banquet was served at 7 o'clock
and covers were laid for 23. A number
of toasts were given, after which the
company adjourned to the second floor
where dancing was the diversion from
1 till 1 o'clock. The ballroom was
elaborately decorated in the club col
ors, purple and white, and in the reces
ses around the room were several
large owls, symbolic of the club name.
Behind a canopy formed of streamers
of purple and white ribbon, and smilax
was concealed the orchestra which fur
nished music for the dancing. Miss
Charlotte Chamberlin and William
JNioins of the high school faculty acted
as chaperones for the following young
people: Misses Julia Wood, Inez
Leach, Cora Gaetjer, Gertrude Briggs
Maud Hartz, Allene Hollowbush, Nellie
Jencks, Elinore Frysinger, Blanch
Smith. Margery Head, Henrietta Kin-
ner. Gertrude Volk; Messrs. Morris
Cook, Ear Fraser. Earl Bowlby, Ran
som D. Bullock, Kerwith Frazer, Will
Trimble, Walter Oberg, George Aster,
Fred Aster, Charles Montgomery, Roy
Collins, and Will Brooks.
Entertains Ladies. One of the pret
tiest of the season's coming-out parties
was given yesterday afternoon by Mrs
Carl Bernhardt for her daughter, Miss
Bernhardi, and also to meet Mrs
Woodworth Clum of Washington, D. C.
at her home on Eighteenth street, to
about 200 tri-city ladies. The youn
ladies of the "Buzzer Club" assisted the
hostesses in receiving. Pink carna
tions and smilax were used effectively
for decoration throughout the house,,.
Card Party Mr. and Mrs. J. Flan
nigan. 520 Twenty-second street, en
tertained a company of friends at
cards last evening in honor of Miss
Edith Kinder of LaSalle. 111.. Miss
Fannie Smith won the ladies' head
prize, and Daniel Corken the gentle
men's head prize, while Miss Sadie
Lewis and Charles Partridge were
awarded the consolation prizes.
RURAL MAIL CARRIERS NAMED
Charles Guldenzopf Passes Best Ex
amination for Place.
By reason of the best markings in
competitive examination, Charles Gul
denzopf has been appointed rural mail
carrier on the first route going out of
the Rock Island postofflce. There were
four who took the examination. His
substitute is Charles Nelson. The
route extends through South Rock Is
land and the service begins Jan. 15.
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Notice. ;' ;
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's oClce, Rock Island, 111.,
until Monday, Jan. S, 1906, at 5 o'clock
p. m., for one extension hook and lad
der truck with 50 and 55 feet truss
ladders. Bidder to furnish plans and
specifications. A certified check In
amount of $100 payable to the city
Clerk to accompany each bid.
The city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Rock Island, 111., Dec. 19. 1905.
II. C. SCHAFFER, '
SayssHis Belief is That Mrs. Mc
Kinney Was Not Insane.
ACTS ALWAYS IN PRIVATE
Publicly Conducted Herself Differently
Townspeople Called in to Tell
Aledo, Jan. C (Special). Dr. H. M.
Moyer, an assistant at the state hospi
tal for insane at Kankakee and on in
structor in Rush Medical college, was
on the witness stand in the McKinney
cruelty case and gave it as his opin
ion that Mrs. McKinney was not in
sane at the time she performed these
acts. He was called by the state in
He dwelt upon the difference be
tween insanity and sexual perversion
and said that the fact that Mrs. Mc
Kinney conducted herself in her usual
manner publicly and her offenses were
in private with Stella Grady as her
victim, was evidence to him that she
was simply a pervert. He said that
perverts who are insane conduct them
selves the same in public as in pri
vate. Similar Testimony.
Dr. James Kiernan of Chicago, who
Is notable not only for his study in this
line, but who has added prominence in
the fact that he was called to attend
President Garfield when he was shot,
was also on the stand. He has made
a specialty of this class of patients ami
his testimony was similar to that of
During the greater part of yesterday
afternoon and all of today the towns
people have been called io testify as
to the conduct of Mrs. McKinney pre
vious to the exposure of the facts with
reference to Stella Grady. Witness
ter witness has been called to the
stand and has testified that there was
no noticeable change in Mrs. McKin
ney until she became a subject of pub
lic gossip and was in danger of indict
ment. Dr. Sanger Brown will probably
come back from Chicago to testify up
on the recall of the state's attorney.
Arguments were heard on the question
yesterday. He will first be subpoe
naed and if he fails to respond to that
a writ will probably be issued com
pelling him to come.
All the People.
THANK MATTHIAS SCHNELL
Medical Staff of St. Anthony's Hospi
tal Passes Resolution.
At a meeting of the medical staff of
Sf; Anthony's hospital held last even
ing a resolution was adopted tender
ing thanks to Matthias Schnell fur
his generosity toward the institution
and assuring him of the appreciation
of this liberality.
The last time Mr. Schnell was hre
he delivered to the hospital authorities
the first mortgage, amounting to $10
uw, wnicn was neia uy mm. The re
moval of this obligation placed the
finances of the institution in an ex
cellent condition, and it is for this and
other considerations that the medical
staff now acts.
Furniture & Carpet
123-125 West Third Street.
Opposite Masonic Temple.
RETURN TO THEIR STUDIES
Public -Schools and Villa Open for
' " ' Winter Term.
Pupils of the public schools will re
snme their studies Monday morning,
after a vacation of two weeks that
has been marked by the usual holiday
Those at the Villa de Chantal will
also begin the winter term Monday
Augustana college does not open until
Wednesday, but the first of the week
will see the return of the students.
ELKS GET OPERA COMPANY
Pauline Hall Appears at the Illinois
. The Rock Island lodge of Elks has
made arrangements for the coming of
Pauline Hall and her opera comnanv
to the Illinois Jan. 1G. The company
appears In "Dorcas" a three-act comic
opera,. The Elks are putting forth an
effort to fill the house upon this occa
slon and the reputation of Pauline Hall
will 5 undoubtedly assist materially in
M. W. A. and R. N. A. Attention. .
There will be a public installation
of the officers of camp 29. Dewey camp
No. 103G, and Prosperity camp, 3831,
R. N. of A., at Woodmen hall Wednes
day evening, Jan. 10. All members
and. friends are cordially invited. Re
freshments and dancing.
You will not find beauty in rouge
pot or complexion whitewash. True
Leauty comes to them only that take
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.. It's
wonderful tonic and beautifier. 35
cents, tea or tablets,, T. H. Thomas'
I pharmacy. '"
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J, Blackmore, of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of tho house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had five of the best
physicians in the city, but I received
very little help from them. I know the
Mystic Cure to be what it is represent
ed and take pleasure in recommending
it to other poor sufferers." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second avenue.
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
Always Increases the Strength.
A reasonable amount of food thor
oughly digested and properly assimi
lated will always Increase the strength.
If your stomach is a "little off" Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure will digest what you
eat and enable the digestive organs to
assimilate and transform all foods into
tissue-building blood. Kodol relieves
sour stomach, belching, heart-burn and
all trkrma rf nrl itrpaHnvl Pnlnlflhla nnil
J strengthening. Sold by all druggists. I
OUR BIG DISSOLUTION SALE IS NOW ON AND OUR FINE
STOCK IS BEING SLAUGHTERED TO TURN THE GOODS INTO
money at i nifsm i taiga una rsrnnnn
BE ON HAND
EARLY AND GET YOUR SHARE OF THE RARE
1804 2nd Ave.. Rock Island
MILLINERY AT HALF
The opportunity of the season, beautifully designed street and dress
hats marked for quick clearing at half the original prices.
$3.00 hats reduced to S2.50
$4.H) hats reduced to S2.00
$3.00 hats reduced to SI. 50
75c and $1.00 hats reduced to ..-39
Don't miss this chance for money saving if in need of millinery.
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner of Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenu
Have you tried it? It is tlie best tliinj? on
the market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
ftrcade Cigar Store
Harper House Block.
John P. Sexton, Prop.