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THE AltGUS, FRIDAY," SEPTEMBER 21. 1900.
Formal Opening Autumn
Millinery, Suits and Wraps
GAIN Boston store millinery and outer apparel have triimphed.
We have formally opened our autumn fashions to public criticism
and received unqualified approval. Repeatcd'y we were told that in
individuality of styles and high quality of materials both millinery and
apparel are par excellence. The opening will be continued tomorrow
thus affording all an opportunity to see the new fashions.
Tiie gorgeous pattern hats in their charming colorings and trim
niing.s are a prominent feature. Boston hints compare favorably with
the others which indicates careful study 1-y our expert designers and
trimnici.-. There will be little trouble in choosing a becoming hat
here, shapes are so varied. The new colors; the new shapes; the
new combinations in colors and trimmings ate entrancing.
Tailored hats .
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fJl to 33
Stylish Fail S, Winter Coals
THE3E necessary garments piay an important role in the opening.
Are shown in numerous attractive styles and come in many
handsome plaid and check mat-rials, also plain broadcloths and ker
seys and trimmed with velvet rnd braids in contrasting and self
, colors; priced from S10 to $?0
TAILORED SUITS, $12.50 to $65.
Made up in the leading cloi'is that have been produced for fall and
winter, principally broadcloths and fancy mixtures. Jackets conic in
2 to .VHnch lenghts, are I rim nied with braid and si raps. The diver
sity enables ev. ryne to be pl-as-d. 18.50 22.50
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Great Embroidery Sale.
30,000 Yards at Half and Less Actual Worth.
PROMINENT New York manufacturer and importer's entire sam
ple line together with the remainders of his season's stock.
.:iirioi'k. Sw !.-: and Canibri'- I-Mg1nss. Hands, Rufflings.
Insei t 'fns. cnntplt t" .cts ami !.-! t cover mbroidei ies,
,2 to -- inches wide, worth up to $1 f.u a yard. Now on
10c, 12ic, 17c, 26c, 36c and 59c a Yard.
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For Sale Only
2517 FiftK Avenue.
Regular Deliveries made to Molina.
TOLD OF ESTATE
Witnesses Say Father Mackin
- of Property.
IN SUPPORT OF THE WILL
Franklin A. Spencer, Peoria, and M.
Harrington, Denver, Relate Con
versations With Priest.
Up to the time of adjournment of
the circuit court this noon, bui. four
witnesses had been examined in sup
port of the will of the late Thomas
Mackin, which is contested in
the suit now being tried. The two at
testing witnesses, E. B. Sterling and
L. C. Pfoh, were first examined, and
told of the circumstances of their wit
nessing the signature of Dean Mackin.
Franklin A. Spencer of Peoria, who
was en the stand yesterday afternoon,
was an important witness. He is the
manager of the Peoria agency of the
Mutual Life Insurance company. He
testified to meeting Father Mackin in
the fall of 1303. relative to a loan to
i he Sisters of Visitation. He detailed
his negotiations with the priest, and
said tlint from his conversation with
him at that time he considered Deaa
Mackin a smart, shrewd business man.
Talked of l)f.HMMitiiii.
He told of subsequently, meeting the
priest on a train going to Chicago, and
of a conversation relative to what Fath
er Mackin intended to do with his
property at his death. Mr. Spencer
testified that he had expressed a suppo
sition that the priest would leave a
large share of it to his church, and that
Father Mackin had replied that" the
Experts on Paleo-Botany to Gather
Samples from the Local Coal
. Fields for the Surveys.
David White of the United States
geological survey, with headquarters
at Washington, who is an authority on
paleo-botany and is working jointly
with the Illinois geological survey, is
in Rock Island today for the purpose
of conducting experiments in the local
coal fields. Mr. White came here from
Peoria together with J. A. Udden,
formerly of Augustana college. They
will go over , the coal field in this vi
cinity, collect different fossils charac
teristic of the coal veins, determine
their economic value and find out their
thickness for comparison with other
coal fields which have come under
their observation. After the comple
tion of their experiments in the differ
ent coal fields throughout the state a
report will be prepared and published.
Society nws, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
tie g-lailly received and published. But
In either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear sig
nature and address.J
Arrthony-Beal. One of the prettiest
of home weddings was celebrated yes
terday when Miss Sadie Meal, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Heal of Zum.i
township was married to It. Frank An
thony of Iancaster, Ohio. Rev. A. A.
Waters, pastor of the Methodist church
of Hillsdale, spoke the marriage ser
vice at high noon in the presence of
tlie intimate friends and relatives ef the
collide. The home was prettily decor-
church had enough, and that he pro- atcd in pink and white with pink as-
posed to take care of his own, and in
further explanation of what he intend
ed to do, said that he intended to leave
the bulk of the estate to the lady who
had charge of his home, his niece, Mrs.
The cross examination simulv em
phasized the fact that Dean Mackin
(did not intend to leave any properly to
the church, but intended to take care
of iiis own relatives. On redirect exam
ination, Mr. McEniry desired to have
the witness explain what Father Mack-
S In had meant by taking care of his
own. as he had in the direct examina
tion, that is, that he intended to leave
i tlie bulk of the estate to his niece,
j Grace Mackin. but upon .objection, the
wnuess was not permueu to make me
Hear ItiiMint-Ni AriviNor.
The other witness, Michael C. Har
rington, is a grain dealer at Denver,
; Col., but was formerly a resident of
ttrs and asparagus ferns. Edward Me
Murphy was best man, and Miss Klta
Deal of Moline the maid of honor. Miss
Allie Deal, sister of the bride was
bridesmaid. The bridal party entered
the parlor to the strains of Ijohongrin's
wedding march played by Mrs. A. R.
Deal. The bride was attired in a gown
of white batiste and carried bridal roo
es and the maid of honor wore a gown
of white. After the ceremony a de
rghtful wedding dinner was served on
the lawn. Mr. and Mrs". Anthony de
parted in the afternoon on their
wedding journey, going to Chicago and
from there to Newark, Ohio, where
they will make their home. The bride
is an accomplished young woman, and
has a host of friends, who will wish
her happiness. For a number of years
she taught in the country schools of
this county, and later was instructor
in stenography in the business college
at Lancaster. The groom is an archi-
While Arranging Wife's Burial,
Jacob Betzel Be
AND DIES AT THE HOSPITAL
Shock of Mrs. Betzel's Death Wednes
day Night, Combined With III-,
ness, Proves Fatal.
While calling on Rev. J. F. Eockuey
for the purpose of completing the ar
rangements for the funeral services
over the remains of his wife, who died
Wednesday night, Jacob Betzel was
taken suddenly ill with acute inflamma
tion of the bowels which resulted in
death this morning at 9:10 at St. An
thony's hospital. The funeral services
over the remains of both will be held
at the Sacred Heart church tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30.
Mr. Betzel went in company with
his daughter, Mrs. Barbara Scheuer
mann, to the rectory of the Sacred
Heart church yesterday afternoon about
4 o'clock and was taken violently ill in
the yard. Physicians were summoned,
and owing to the serious condition of
Mr. Betzel they delayed his removal to
the hospital until he could be revived
sufficiently to stand the trip. He was
taken to St. Anthony's hospital at 5
o'clock and his condition improved
slightly during the night. He took a
sudden change for the worse at 5
o'clock this morning and did not rally.
I r.rtcr ysxil t'lrciiiiiKtiinceM.
Sad are the circumstances that sur
round the death of Mr. Betzel, and
more so because of the fact that his
wife died Wednesday evening and tho
funeral was to have been held this af
ternoon. He was ("4 years of age and
was born in Germany. He came to the
United States in 1S00. He is survived
by a daughter. Mrs. Barbara Scheuer
mann of South Rock Island. The shock
of his wife's death, combined with the
serious nature of the disease, made re
covery impossible. Mrs. Betzel's death
occurred while she was being removed
to the homo, 1202 Second street. Her
mind had become unbalanced and she
had refused food for 11 days. Her con
dition Wednesday was considered im
proved enough to warrant her removal
to the home. She took a relapse and
died while enroute.
Furniture 5z Carpet
123-125 West Third Street, Davenport. Ia.
The House of Greater Values.
HEN you buy Furniture buy it good
but don't pay too much for it! See
us about that and you'll save money.
Rugs audi Carpets
Carpets airacS Rugs
Advance showing of Handsome New Rugs. We're
ready for you today with a beautiful and complete line of
WILTON, AXMINSTER, BODY BRUSSELS, TAPES
TRY BRUSSELS, AND VELVET RUGS. All new color
ings and designs very choice and most carefully selected
stock prices that are lower and qualities that are better.
We also have splendid lin in carpet 6izes in Ingrain Rug
of all qualities
We've dropped a big slice eff the prices cf this most
useful household article, and the summer is only half over.
Take one-fourth off the regular price on any Refrigerator
in our stock and buy it now. It's a big investment for
you but we need the room.
15e "Alvin" Folding Go-Cart
Is the best easy to loUi, comfortable and durable and has
all the advantages of the large cart.
Globe-Wernecke Book Cases
: North Platte. Neb., and was well ne-jiect and contractor at Lancaster. The
jquainted with the Rock Island priest, ! guests at tlie wedding from Hock lsl
iand handled a large part of his prop-'and were Mr. and Mrs. William McCon-
erty in Nebraska. He generally ad vis-' ochio and daughter Margaret and Dr.
ed Father Mackin on business matters ami Mrs. M. A. Hollingsworth.
regarding his western properly, and
SmickcUert. The marriage of
Miss Eva L. Eckcrt and Clair F. Smiek
stated that Father Mackin often called
on him when he made yearly visits to
Nebraska, and had frequent conversa- was solemnized last evening at the
tions with him about his property. He Spencer Memorial M. IS. church, the
testified that in these conversations pastor. Rev. J. B. Uutter performing
i ne ceremony
the priest had told how he acquired the
property, and what disposition he in-
-iided to make of it'. On one' occasion
in the presence of a
large company of tho friends of the
ELECT THEIR OFFICERS
Dr. W. F. Spencer of Geneseo Heads
Mississippi Valley Homeopathists.
At a meeting of the Mississippi Val
ley Homeopathic Medical society at
the Outing club. Davenport, last even
ing, the officers for the coming year
were elected. The officers are:
President Dr. W. F. Spencer, Gene
seo. Vice President Dr. Ward, Rock Is
land. Secretary Dr. Hunt, Davenport.
Dr. F. D. Paul of Rock Island, read
Tlu bridge was attend! by
he said that the farm near Leland was llL'r sister. Miss Jessie Hckert. Clyde
really the nronertv of his brother .Inm 1 Herrick acting as best man. Preced-
Mackin. He explained that when James " xhv ceremony at the church, a wed
Maekin's first wife died, he was about
to marry a younger woman against the
wishes of his children, and that to pro
tect the interests of the children,
Thomas Mackin had . taken the
title to the farm, and in reality
held it in trust for the children
of James Mackin. Mrs. IoIIy. Mrs. Pla
niondon. and Mrs. C.race'Mackin. He
had explained, the witness said, that
much of the property had been acquir
ed througn fortunate investments, and
from the rents and profits of this farm.
Mr. Harrington also stated that' Father
Mackin had said that in good con
science he felt that he ought to dis
lM)se of the bulk of the estate to these
children of James Mackin, as it in
fact belonged to them. Many
conversations relative to the
estate, and what Father Mackin
thougt of the children, particularly
Grace Mackin, and what he expected
to do for them in the disposition of
his property, were related.
Mentioned Other Relative!.
Mr. Harrington admitted that Father
Mackin had mentioned a, brother in
Ireland, whom he had not seen for
many years, and a sister in this coun
try, but said that the priest had refer
red to these relatives in his conveisa-
t'ons only in the most casual way and
without any terms of affoction or en
dearment, while he seemed strongly at
tached to Mr. Plamondon and his wife.
and to Mrs. Dolly and Mrs. Grace
Both Mr. Harrington and Mr. Spen
cer said that froTn their conversation
they judged Father Mackin to be of
sound mind and memory. The cross
examination of Mr. Harrington did not
levelop anything not brought out in
the direct examination, and confirmed
rather than otherwise the statements
of the witness under examination in
The case will be continued this af
ternoon until next week, the court be
ing occupied tomorrow with motions
and the hearing of bills for divorce,
e.'rand Jury C'ootlnuen.
The grand jury is still busy, and
probably will not complete its investi
gations until the middle of next week.
It is expected that a partial report
will be made. It is understood that
i the ilirV has now r1lsrrKOrl rf nnarl,- all
j - m . - .w.j v r . j.t.i t j .11
,cf the bind-over cases, and is at work
on .independent investigations.
ding feast, was served at the home u
the bruit.' s parents, Iwcllth avenue
p.nd Thirty-eighth street, a company of
If. being present. Both at the home
and at the church, the wedding colors
of green and white were in evidence
in tho elaborate decorations. Both of
the young people have wide circles of
friends. They have been active in the
affairs of the ehurcTi i wliicli their
marriage took place, since its organiza
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Smick will spend
a week with Mr. Smick's parents at
Bushnell. The groom is employed at
the Mutual Wheel works in Moline.
Whittemore-Hahn. At the residence
of the parents of the bride, Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Hahn, Fourth avenue and
Fourteenth street, at 4 o'clock yester
day afternoon took place the marriage
of their daughter. Miss Emma Hahn.
and Herbert Whittemore. Rev. R. B.
Williams of the First Methodist church
officiated in the presence of a small
company of relatives of the contracting
parties. A collation was served. The
couple will make their home In Moline.
the groom being employed as machin
ist at the Silvis shops of the Rock Is
Dinner in Officer's Honor. Colonel
and Mrs. S. E. Blunt last evening en
tertained a company of 1G at dinner at
their home at Rock Island arsenal in
honor of Brigadier General William
Crozier, chief of ordnance, who was
here on his annual inspection visit.
General Crozier has completed his in
spection .and this afternoon departed
on his return to Washington.
Schleifer- Stout. Miss Bessie Stenit
and Harry E. Schleifer, berth of Gales
burg, were married at the Williamson
home, 907 Second avenue, at 2 o'cleiek
yesterday afternoon. Rev. It. B. Wil
liams, pastor of the First Methodist
church, officiating. After the ceremony
the company present partook of a wed
ding repast. Mr. and Mrs. Schleifer
will mako their home at Galesburg.
Play Cinch at Tower. Mrs. Henry
Paridon and Mrs. Fred Tonn entertain
ed the K V. Cinch club at tho Watch
Tower yesterday afternoon. A dinner
was served. The prizes, handsome
Haviland plates, were won by Mrs. C.
M. Witherell and Mrs. Robert Ralston.
G. C. Stewart d -parted last evening
for Bonneville, Mo., to resume his stu
dies at Keuter Military academy.
Miss Elizabeth Kenyon leaves Mon
day for South Iladtoy, Mass., to re
fume her studies at Mt. Holyoke. Miss
Kenyon will finish her course thin
year, graduating next June.
F. H. Plum.iKT and wife returned
yesterday from an extended t rip in Col
orado and I'tah. During the-ir sojourn
they visited Denver, Coloraelo Springs
and Salt Uike City.
Chief Tublis of the fire department,
Euge-ne V. Ramser, and John Mudge
left yesterday afternoon on Mr. Tubbs'
launch, Irene, ftr a trip on the tipper
river. They may go as far as St. Paul
A. E. Brown of Chicago, traveling
freight and passenger agent of tlie
Cedorado and Midland railway, and J.
Halderman also of Chicago, traveling
passenger agent of the Wabash called
on the local railway men yesterday.
Mrs. B. Winter and daughter. Cora,
of this city, Mrs. M. C. Mangan. Mrs.
Louis Weiss, and Mrs. Ernest Clans
ten, all of Davenport, and Miss Edna
Lancaster of LeClaire. returned from
Burlington this morning on the steam
er Helen Blair.
Mrs. R. S. Williams and son return
ed to this city from Boston yesterday.
She was accompanied on her trip east
by her sister-in-law. Miss Laura C.
Williams. Mrs. Williams and son have
been visiting with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Blade! for several weeks.
They will return to their home in Ok
lahoma City tomorrow.
V ' '. -"i -' -nV.n ii I y ' .i - - ,
Went With the $50.
W. F. Center and J. L. Gump, who
have been in charge of the pure food
show in Moline. are reported to have
suddenly left the city after collecting
$50 for display space from the Rock
Island Brewing company. The money
for the display space was to lie turned
over to the Moline Industrial Home as
sociation, and that organization teems
to be the loser.
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Boy Breaks Leg.
The little 5-ycar-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Schmaltz. Twelfth street
and Eighth avenue, broke- his leg just
below the knee last evening by falling
from a stepladder upon which he was
playing. A physician was summoned
and the fracture reduced.
Odd Fellows at St. Paul Next.
Toronto. Oni., Sept. 21. The sover
eign grand lodge of Odd Fellows will
meet in St. Paul next September.
An I oin 1 1 u
to se'vs jur now
Special Fall Shap s i ti Sack Suit.-
straight from wliero fashion is borr.
Harvest Home Festival of Edgewood
Baptist Church Dig Success.'
At the l.crv?st heme fertival'of tho
Sunday scheol of the Edgcwriod Bap
tist church last evening, thfciw was a
remarkable display of products, some;
very fine specimens being exhibited.
The affair was a great success, and
j-Ians are already being made for a
' iil.e festival iitxt year ja a. larg.r
scale. Tho committee on awards has
not completed its work, and the an
nouncement of the prizes will be madw
later. A program was given in eon
r.ertion with the exhibition last ev n-iiig.
Good for the cough, removes the
cold, the cause of tho cough. That's
the work of Kennedy's laxative Money
and Tar the ougiril laxative cough
ryrup. Contain no oi-'oa Soli by
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