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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1000.
VERDICT OF $100
Jury Makes Award to Plaintiff in
Case of Spangler vs
COMMISSION ON LAND SALE
Numerous Cases Are Settled Leaves
Court With Nothing to Do Jury
Dismissed for the Term.
in tne case or William spangter vs.
John Carlson, on trial in the circuit
court, the jury this morning returned
a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, fix
ing the amount due him at $100. The
parties to thfs suit are residents of
Reynolds. The plaintiff brought suit
to recover commission for the sale of
116 acres of land for the defendant in
193. The price paid was $13,440. H.
M. McCaskrin is attorney for the plain
tiff and H. M. Schriver appeared for
Jury Im I1niii1hmJ.
Judge tlest this morning dismissed
the jury for the term and there will be
no more jury trials. However, there
are numerous other matters that will
occupy the time of the court until the
usual tixe of adjournment for the
term. Adjornment was taken this
morning until Saturday.
Settling of cases teemed to have
reached the stage of a habit this week.
Several were on the trial list for every
day of the week, but almost as fast as
they came up for trial a settlement was
reached outside of court. This left
nothing for the court to do today.
Junliin KIIr Suit.
Myron J on km filed his second suit
relative to his disagreements with his
wife late yesterday afternoon. He sues
for $20Moo for the alienating of his
wife's affections, making defendants
C. A. Stephens. F. G. Allen. Minn'e
Allen, Mary Huntoon, S. T. Jenkins,
and Louise Miller. Ktnworthy & Ken
worthy are his attorneys.
cial in the lecture room of the church,
Monday, June .18. All new members
and friends are cordially invited. The
usual good time is promised. -
Customers for the angel and sun
shine cakes, sold for the past year by
Harris & Hess grocery, are hereby no
tified that these cakes may be had in
the future, only at Passig Bros, or
Sieghartner & Boetje's. For further in
formation call old phone West 7SGY.
The fire department was called about
5:30 this morning to the Manchion
bakery on Sixteenth street near Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, where a blaze had
broken out In the rear of the estab
lishment. The lower floor was some
what damaged, though the loss will be
The Silver Cross Circle of King's
Daughters have engaged 10 of the fin
est automobiles in the city for the pur
pose of giving everybody an auto ride
at a very small outlay. Their station
will be 'Nineteenth street and Second
avenue, from 2 to C p. m., Saturday,
June 10. Prices. 50 cents through the
arsenal; 25 cents and 10 cents in the
Gets Le Claire Fira Under Con
trol Aftar Several
LOSS WAS OVERESTIMATED
Amount of Insurance Not Known Fire
. at Orpheon Does Considerable
Damage to Interior.
ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDS
REVENUE ACT INVALID
Fair and cuntlourd root looltcht and
The douthrrn nturm la rrntral wrrr
northern (.eorjtin and in attended by
honrm northward to Virginia and
iTtwa rtl to the loner MIkmIumIppI val
ley, Tilth very- heavy rain at Atlanta.
Light rain in Oregon. II rl fifth t'olumbi.-i
and Montana, with widely scattered
Mhowera along the eastern Rooky moun
tain alope, are reanltlng from the west
ern low prewaure nhirb extendi from
Saskatchewan to Arizona. Continued
high presaurea. with fair, cool weather,
prevail from the Mlaaonrl and upper j
Mlsaiaaippl valley to New Kngland. anil
thcae eonditlnna are again indicated for
th!a vicinity tonight and Thnraday.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Stead Renders Opinion on Exemption
of Capital Stock from Tax
ation. Springfield. 111.. June IS. An opinion
rendered by Attorney General Stead
declares unconstitutional the Illinois
revenue act amendment of 1H5, ex
empting from taxation the capital stock
of manufacturing and mercantile cor
porations, coal mining companies.
printing offices, newspapers, and com
panies for the improvement and breed
ing of cattle.
The attorney general holds that the
ct is unconstitutional on the ground
hat the only property the legislature
an exempt from taxation is that men
!oned in section il. article ! of the con
dilution, and that the capital stock of
he corporations named in the act of
1!)5 is not mentioned in section I of
trticle 9 of the constitution; therefore.
lie legislature cannot exempt it.
The new law also is declared uncon
stitutional on the ground that it is in
conflict with section t. article J) of the
constitution, which provides the gen
eral assembly shall have no power to
it lease property from taxation.
The fire at Le Claire, which destroy
ed nearly a whole block in the business
district, was checked late yesterday af
ternoon. The Davenport fire company
sent to Le Claire was powerless, but
bucket brigades organized did very ef
ficient work. It seems that the loss,
estimated by Mayor Shirk to be $75,
000 on the buildings and $10,000 on the
stock, is somewhat overestimated. The
buildings destroyed were the C. S.
Simpson three-story brick building;
the Gamble estate building, a two-story
frame structure; the V. T. Headley
general store, a two-story frame build
ing; the Kitchen hotel; and the J. L.
Meyer grocery building. The last nam
?d structure was not totally destroyed,
but was considerably damaged.
It is imiKissible to ascertain just
what portion: of the loss' is covered by
insurance. Nearly all of the insurance
was carried in a mutual organization
Fire nt Orpheon.
Fire broke out in the Orpheon the
ater in Davenport last night about 11
o'clock, caused, it is believed, by cross
ed! electric wires. There was no per
formance on nt the theater at that
time. Considerable damage was done
about the stage and the upper floor.
Temperature nt 7 a. nr.., 5S at 3:30
p. m-, 72. Minimum temperature in 21
hours, -IS. Velocity of wind nt H n. iu..
1 1 milen.
CI TV CHAT.
LaSalle la the best coal.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-CIty Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Tretz.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Thursday all day, remnants of wash
goods half price at McCabe's.
Lawn mowers sharpened and repair
ed at Rock Island saw works.
Lowest summer prices on bard coal
at Mueller Lumber company.
Fly screens, improved make, for sale
at Mueller Lumber company.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 1526-152S Fourth avenue.
Plenty of fresh fish every day at
Aten's fish market, 2121 Fourth av
enue. Beautiful. large lunch cloths, well
worth 75 cents, Thursday 08 cents, at
Read Young & McCorribs ad on page
four, about shirt waists and washable
dress goods. I
One of the big lace events of the sea
son begins on Thursday at McCabe'v.
Be governed accordingly.
The June sale of shirt waists at Mc
Cabe's promises to be the most success
ful they have ever known.
Mrs. Laura Clendenin, divorced wife
of General William Clendenin, died at
her home in Moliue today.
Angel food, sunshine, gold cakes and
other kinds for yale and instructions
in cake making at McCabe's.
Cherries, $1.25 per bushel, if you
pick them. II. F. Spitznas. Twenty
fourth street. South Rock Island.
Don't let one thing slip your mer
ory. That one thing is Young & Mc
Conibs sell fireworks at wholesale or
Justice J. II. Cleland this morning
officiated at the marriage of Harry
Reed and Mrs. Clementine Rumler,
both of this city.
County Surveyor M. A. Gould, who
has been suffering for some time with
malaria, was removed to the Moline
city hospital today for treatment.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73G Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west CD.
The Young Peoples' .league of the
Central Presbyterian church will hold
their regular monthly meeting and so-.
The "Festival of the Seasons."
At Broadway tomorrow night. June
1 1. Doors open at 7:U0. Everybody in
vited. Following is the program:
Farmer Song Club.
Violin and cello duet .Mr. Guy and
Miss Hazel Munger.
Cornet solo Mrs. H. K. Van Duzer.
Nicbelun-gen Lied Turnvcrein.
Friday Afternoon in the District
Declamation Susie Sourapple.
Essay Willie Gotobed.
Declamation Maggie Buttonbuster.
Oration Horatio Cicero Smith.
Readings Four understudies of
Lake Forest Glee club.
AH the news all the time THIS
ILLINOIS ALUMNI ELECT
State University Function With Ban
quet at Urbana.
Champaign. 111., June 13. The alum
ni of the University of Illinois yester
President Dr. John G. Woodsworth,
'S2. Council Bluffs. Iowa.
Vice President James Elder Arm
strong. '81, Chicago.
Executive Committee B. A. Slade,
Rockford; Sydney B. Fithian, Aledo;
Meyer Robert Barr, Joliet.
The alumni dinner followed.
00WIE STAR WITNESS IN
SUIT OVER ZI0N CITY
Appears in Court in Wheel Chair and
Relates Story of His
Chicago. June IP.. John Alexander
Dowie. founder of Zion City and the
first apostle of the Christian Catholic
church, was the star witness in the
trial of the issue of who is owner of
Zion City, in the United States circuit'
court. As Dowie was wheeled in a
chair to the witness stand, ravages of
p5 THIRD AVENUETHROUCH.TO SECOND
WlJr e a comfortable,
nnisnea uumtiiN or
?k8 GREEN just the same
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.i pmwfc. -virH JUST
for indoors or porches
Thursday all day. La
dies, silk mercerized Vests, pure
white silk tape finished, well
worth 32c, all sizes, Thursday
THIRD AVENUETHROUGH TO SECOND
Thursday at3:30p. m.,
1000 yards of Persian ChalMes,
neat, new designs, copied from
the fine Imported challies, at
3 lie yard.
One of the , Big -Lace
Sales of tlie Season.
12c to 38c qualities marked at 5c d 10c Yd
J)URING the big sales of the past month
many matched sets of laces have be
come broken, these we have marked for
quick closing at a fraction of their value.
1000 yards Irish Point. Torchon, Piatt Valencien
nes and other leading laces from 1 inch to 12 inches
wide, worth up to 38c a yard, choice at 10c yard,
1200 yards French Valenciennes, Piatt Valen
ciennes, Torchon and other laces used in- trimming
underwear. lingerie waists, etc., etc., from a half
inch to 4 inches wide, 5c yard.
First Floor. Center Aisle.
Bargains in Children's Hosiery.
'T'O thoroughly introduce the long-wearing "Needfif"
A 15c Stockings for boys and girls, the manufact
urers allow us to sell for one day only, Thursday all
day, this elastic ribbed fast black double leg and
double foot hose, at 10c per pair.
All sizes 6 to 10. at 10c.
Not over 6 pairs to one buyer on Thursday only,
per pair, 10c.
'HURSDAY at 3 o'clock, fancy
dress prints, 10 yds. for 29c.
TTHURSDAY at 4 o'clock, extra
wide corded brown muslin, 8c
value, per yd., 4 l-2c.
75c Lunch Cloths, 38c.
J7IGHT dozen (96) big 36-inch
handsome lunch cloths, one row
of beautiful drawn work, and hem
stitched, well worth 75c, Thursday
while this lot lasts, one to a customer
at half, 38c.
Thursday, all Day,
"plVE hundred remnants of wash
goods, left during the last four
weeks' of rapid wash goods sales,
clearing them out at about half price,
be on hand for this will be a bargain
feast in wash goods; choice at just
abont Half Price.
IMen's IMohair Shirts.
"pIFTEEN dozen Mohair bosom Shirts, plain white.
a dressy and coo! summer shirt, this lot wont last
long at 50c.
Men's finest imported Mohair Shirts, silk stitched,
ideal hot weather shirts, three lines to select from all
excellent values at $2.50, $2.00 and $1.50.
Men's Imported Wash Ties, made of
brilliant white crepelets, stripes and figured, solid
colors and white, with neat colored designs, correctly
made in the extra long four-in-hand style, will wash
perfectly, shown here only, priced at 50c.
Shawknit Socks. 50 dozen men's shawknit
black socks, regularly 25c, Thursday all day, 13c, two
pairs for 25c.
"VX7E can pilot you out of the misery and danger of
overworked and improperly treated eyes, into
the rest and satisfaction of restored vision. It is a
We understand eyes, and eye glasses, and fit the
one to the other. Years of annoyance and misery
may be saved by letting our specialist. Dr. Myers, ex
amine your eyes. It costs you nothing.
Our Optical Department Is on the second floor,
Second avenue front.
SEE OUR NEW BAKER
Watch him mix and bake the most deli
cious Cakes you have ever eaten. Orders
taken for Angel Food. Sunshine Cake. Cold
Cake. Walnut Cake. Chocolate Layer
Cakes, etc. Instructions given in cake
making by an expert in the art.
tvcv ifeV ATHLETIC OXFORDS
$Mtg Kh rjT-. 'THURSDAY and Friday, take
T lyiTnS what are left of our men's
"m rtrW V&y and boys' Duck and Covert Cloth
VJ . -iCJSrSv-. 1 - g Shoes and Oxfords, were $1 .CO.
t5si JBWM'JrQ 2fL $l-25 and $1-50- a" in ,w0 lot2-
f June Si
Of Waists embraces some thousands of Shirt Waists
in the cleverest models of the season. Remarkable
values at 33c, 50c, 75c, 95c, $1.25, $1.50 and up to
We picture some of the designs that will make
this sale one to be remembered.
Waists at 50c. Embroid
ered fronts, with pleats on
each side, no store in this
vicinity has ever sold waists
like these at 50c.
Waists at 95c. These
dainty waists are of fine lawns
with trimmings of embroidery,
dutch or round yoke, short or
long sleeves, only 95c.
Waists at $1.25. Solid embroidery or lace trimmed fronts,
fancy voke effects, a dozen most effective
models from which to select, at $1.25.
'V7'E can just di
rect your atten
tion to the exquisitely
beautiful waists made
of the finest Batiste,
India Mull, Persian
Lawn, made a-Ia- lin
eerie. with real hand
embroidered fronts from the Convents of France s-d Belgium.
We price them as low as $3.95 for the regular $5 ones.
Other waists up to $12, for which you are asked $16
to $20 for in the large cities.
fii "Jrtv ..'.tiffin
is a wide varie
ty of beautiful
waists, made of
fine linens and
dainty bands of
embroidery or lace, so disposed as to produce
entirely new effects.
Ready-to-wear Dept.. 2d floor.
disrasc wore plainly evident in his
wasted body; Dowie's testimony was
in the main a recital of the history of
his life up to the time lie was deposed
by Voliva. While relating the hard
ships and trials met within his efforts
to gain a foothold in the religious
world and the obstacles placed in his
way when the Zion movement was in
its infancy. Dowie looked squarely at
Voliva. I he man in whom he had plac
ed confidence and who is now at the
head of Zion. but the latter did not re
turn the gaze. At the conclusion of hia
testimony Dowie was wheeled to his
carriage and returned to the hotel.
M. CSL K.