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FRIENDS ON STANDlfNTERURBAN A GO OIL NEAR MILAN?
Several Intimately Acquainted
With Father Mackin Tes
tify at Trial.
New Company Holds Meeting
and Organizes by Election
Prospector Endeavors to Lease
Peter Vetter Farm to
Boys and Little Fellows
CONSIDERED OF SOUND MIND
J. F. PORTER PRESIDENT
BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1900.
WE HAVE BONA FIDE BUYERS FOR THE FOLLOW
ING PROPERTY. IF YOUR HOUSE IS FOR SALE, LIST
IT WITH US. IF IT SUITS WE CAN SELL IT FOR YOU
IN SHORT ORDER.
Fcur 6-room modern houses.
Two 7-rcom modern houses.
One 8-room modern house.
AU)vt must ho lnoatr.l on or hot worn Fifteenth and Twcnty
t!.ir! i t ru t.-.. Will pay from ?:!,.V.in to ?r..uun. .They must he
worth the money.
Five cottages west of Twentieth street $1,600 to $2,500
Three (j-rooni houses in east part of town,
wii: pay $1,800 to $2,500
Two C-room mo-lern cottages, between Twelfth ana Fifteenth
.-trceis. Willing to pay the priee for seiine-thing that suit s.
Three j or t-room houses betwetn Fifteenth ami Twenty-third
T roots. ?.''t to $;;,i.'('tJ. Want to buy u easy terms.
Two 5 or " room cottages, modern, convenient location, must
have rooms all on one iloor.
A huge lot :.'xH' on Thirty-secoinl street, near Klin street
car lino, two blocks from s-chuol htuisc, two blocks from
Vmg View cars, a fine, high, elry lot perfectly iovel, nice
trees in front. Owner noes not live hen- and wants to use
the money, only $250
A C room cottage tn Ninth street, near city limits, east front,
lot !ejxlir in size, (iood well on premises $2,400
A pretty home on Twt nty-sevent h street, near I.e;ig View car
line, seven rooms, gteei well and cistern, with half acre of
ground, a!! perfectly level $2,650
A modern ivrooni house on Sixth avenue, near Twenty-ninth
i-lrrct. all modern conveniences, lot -luxl Inconveniently locat
ed. Ileitis near car lines and public schools, a pleasant homo
for somebody at the right price $2,800
A big lot on Third avenue, near Twelfth street, size of lot
S"'xl4o. two tenant houses bringing in $-7 per month. Spe
cial discount for spot cash. Time, price $3,300
A fine home on Fourteenth street, six large rooms besides
reception hall and hath, modern throughout; large cellar; two
windows and Iarg;? clothes closet in each bed-room;
cement sidewalks ; cast front; at. cost $3,600
A modem 7 room house on Twentieth street, in one of the
most desirable residence' neighborhoods in the city; all mo
dern conveniences; on.' of the best investments in that part
ef town $3,800
A largo s-rooni house, all niodt rn except furnace, which can
be installed without trouble for 5 1 .". It is SOxir.O. ami is
worth $.:..""( without a building on if. located at Tweill'i
Mreet and Fo ir; it avenue. Re garde I as one of the most beau
tiful sites in the city $5,0C0
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Tell of Meetings in 1904 and January,
1905, With Priest Better Pro
gress is Made.
The trial of the bill to set aside the
will of Dean Thomas Mackin progress
ed much faster yesterday and today
than at former sessions. Yesterday
afternoon three witnesses were exam
ined, and the direct examination of a
fourth was concluded. The witnesses
now being heard in support of the will
are friends and associates of the priest
who knew him intimately and would
he likely to know of his mental condi
tion. Francis L. Tohin of North Platte,
Neb., was the first witness called yes
terday when the hearing was resumed.
He conducts a store for his mother
and Michael C. Harrington, who testi
fied last week. Mr. To bin said that he
had known Father Mackin for eight or
nine years, and that he had met him at
North i'latte and had many talks with
him. He saw the priest in the summer
of iyu4, and at one time during the
summer drove Mrs. George Mackin
and her daughter, Miriam Mackin. to
Father Maekin's ranch. He said that
he noticed that Father Mackin was
very much attached to the girl. It was
rue opinion ot i lie witness that l ather
Mackin was in his usual mental condi
tion. I.ocul WltnrMMfM Ilenrel.
Frank Hefner, passenger conductor
on the Hurliugton, Frank Mcenan. and
.John Blake were examined. Each test
ified to years acquaintance with Father
Maekiij. and told of frequent conversa
tions with the priest during the sum
mer of 1 1-1 and early in January, 1 :.".
All held it to be t heir opinion that
Father Mackin was perfectly sound
mentally. The examination of Mr.
HIakc was completed yesterday after
noon, and the cross examination taken
up this morning.
lllNb Itnvi TrMtifla-M.
At this morning's session of the
court, lit. Rev. James Davis, coadjutor
bishop to Bishop Cosgmvc of Daven
jHrt, was the principal witness for the
proponents of the will. He had known
Father Mackin intimately, for many
years, and had met him at the cat he'
ll ral in Davenport, at the rectory of St.
Joseph's church here, and at various
other places. During the fall of
and early part e:f i:''5 h'j net Father
Mafkin a number ef times, ami in No
vember Hint, Father Mackin had gone
to Davenport a number of times with
the church choir to prepare for the
celebration of the elevation of Father
Davis n the bishopric, which eeetirred
Nov. .".0. At that time Father Mackin
was chaplain to Bishop Spalding, and
had much te do with the ceremonies,
it was a week later that Bishop Davis
heard of Father Maekin's illnes.i, ho
said, and he testifie d that he had call"d
fo se e the Kock Ifland priest a number
of times from that time until his
IIhiI trrnnKrtl .flf:ir.
On one of these occasions Bishop
Davis told Father Mackin that it would
hv well for him to adjust Iim affairs,
spiritual and temporal, and was told
by Father Mackin that everything was
settled. lie did net explain in tletail
now He Had disposed of his property.
other than that he had provided for a
gift of ?.".00 for the Sisters of the
Visitation, in keeping with a promise
to Bishop Spalding. Bishop Davis saw
Father Mackin a few days before he
died, and performed the usual services
required by the church. He stated
that he concluded from his long asso
ciation with Father Mackin and bin
conve rsatams with him during his ill
ness that he was of sound mind, and
JJisnop Davis stated that he was satis
fied all the time that he had known
Father Mackin the latter wa of sound
mind and memory.
Eugene Burns was the last witness
at the morning session. He told of his
acquaintance with Father Mackin. and
gave the opinion that the priest during
the whole of his life was mentally
M. Landis, Veteran in Service, Re
tires at Arsenal Promotion for
D. M. Landis, of Davenport, for 13
years master narness maker at KecK
IsJand arsenal, has resigned, on ac-
r-uiil d advancing years and has been
ppointeel inspector in the same de
partment. He Is succeeded by Wil
liam T. Goodrick, also of Davenport,
who has been employed at the arsenal
nee 1SS0. Mr. Goodrick has been
principal foreman in the harness de
partment. He is succeeded by Wil
liam Kennedy of this city, who has
jcen an employe at the arsenal since
1S7G. Mr. Landis, the retiring master
harness maker, dates his first connec
tion with the institution back to 1S73.
These changes have been made by
Commandant S. E. Blunt with the an-
.iroval of the chief of ordnance, Briga
dier General William Crozier.
all the time The
Call in 25 Per Cent cf Stock and Au
thorize Surveys for the Propos
ed Line to South.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Molinc, Bock Island & Eastern,
the company recently incorporated for
the purpose of building an interurban
out of this city, held a meeting this
morning at the Rock Island National
bank and elected the following offic
President J. F. Porter.
Vice President J. F. Lardner.
Secretary F. G. Young.
Treasurer II. E. Casteel.
The directors are the foregoing and
15. F. Peek of Moline.
To Alakr Survf).
Twenty-five per cent of the stock,
which has been placed at $.",0U0, was
call eel in and the officers were author
ized to proceed with surveys and the
securing of the right of way toward Car
bon Cliff and to continue investigation
of the best route to the south through
the lower end of the county. The re
mainder of the stock will probably be
called in thortly.
Tin llelny In 1'rojeel.
This action indicates that there is to
be no halt in the movement for improv
ed traction facilities out of this city.
There is no question that the nun inter
ested are in earnest and have the nec
essary capital back of them to make
their project a go.
Hon. H. V. Fisher of Geneseo was in
the city today.
Mrs. Harnett of Brooklyn, Mass., is
visiting at the home of E. D. Kohn.
Miss Margaret McCarty and I). B.
McCarty are in Dubuque on a short
Paula Harms has gone to
Landing to join a camping
Miss Mary llorton has
, Iowa, after
her home in Marshalltown
a visit in the city.
Geerge H. Shehkui. Jr.,
morrow morning to take
up his st ii-
dies- at tlie Chicago university.
Miss Elsie Simon has returned from
a isit of several wii.ks at the sum
im r resorts along Lake Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Curtis have re
turned from the east, having visited
iri IVnnsylvauia and the: New England
Mrs. A. H. McCandless has returned
from Chicago, having entered her
daughter. Miss Marian, in Lake Forest
Mrs. Lue-ina Horstkamp left this
morning for Hudson, Mich., where she
will spend a month er six weeks with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Charles A. Hull of Milan, re
turned home? Tuesday after visiting a
week with Miss Louis Morrow, post
mistress at Stark, 111., and other
The condition ef Henry H. Harris,
who has been very se riously ill at his
home, is slightly improved today. The
physician in charge has hopes for his
The Misses Bessie Hartz and Jen
nio Collins left last evening for St.
Louis to ade-nd the- marriage of Miss
Elizabeth Barth, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. George Barth, formerly of thi
city, to Theodore Mosher Childs, which
takes place tomeirrow evening at the
hemic in St. Louis.
Miss Helen Sehmacht de-parted last
night fur Detroit, where she will at
tend the wedding of her sister. Miss
Anna Schmacht, who is to be married
tomorrow to Larry Stoddard, a rising
young business man of that city. The
bride-to-be was formerly of this city
and has many friends and well-wish
RUNAWAY IN DRURY
and Mrs. Berne Reynolds and Two
Children Have Narrow Escape.
Mr. and Mrs. Berne Reynolds and
their twe) children had a liarrow escape
from death in a runaway accident near
their home in Drury township Sunday
afternoon. They had been paying a
visit tew a neighbor and were on their
way home. In descending a long, wind
ing hill, one of the neckyoke straps
broke ami the team of spirited young
horses started to run. At the first turn
in the road the wagon was upset and
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds thrown out. Mr.
Reynolds was rendered unconscious and
bis wife was severely shaken up. The
latter dropped their 4-year-old child out
of the rear of the wagon when the run
away started, and the other child, who
is 8 years of age, clung to the rear seat.
Both escaped injury. A physician who
was calleet hy neighbors found that
none of the victims had sustained any
fractures and their Injuries were not
Lamp Started a Fire.
The fire department was called to
the home of Frederick Etzel. 423 Third
street, last evening about 7:15, a car
penter shed in the rear of the premises
having caught fire. A kerosene lamp
was left lighted on one of the benches
and ignited some paper hanging
above. The flames were extinguished
before the arrival of the department
and no damage was done to the build-
Place Sold to Paul Jahn of Andalusia
for Consideration of About
The Peter Vetter farm, lying three
miles east of Milan in the Rock river
bottoms and one of the best in the vi
cinity, has been sold to Paul Jahn. the
consideration being in the neighbor
hood of $KiO r.er acre. There are "20
acres in the tract, practically all under
cultivation. Mr. Jahn has sold his 115-
acre farm in Andalusia township to
Henry Haas for $100 per acre.
Traces of petroleum have bee-n in
evidence on the Vetter farm for years,
the oil coming to the surface in mar
shy places in such quantities that the
water does not freeze over in even
the coldest weather. An oil prospect
or from the south paid a visit to the
place last week and endeavored with
out success te secure a lease; of the
farm for the purpose of drilling for oil.
Will ol Itivt-Ntluiilr.
Mr. Jahn, the purchaser, however,
has bought the land for agricultural
purposes and has no present intention
J of putting down a deep vvell.
A CHEAP EXCUSE
FOR ANOTHER TERM
What the Republican Paper Puts
Up for Its County Treasurer
It is somewhat amusing for the
Union te talk aliout boomerang or
confining political discussions to the
"boosting" by a political paper of its
own party candidates. This, when it
is considered that the self same Union
brought such a tremendous boomer
ang on it own party's legislative con
vention, by misrepresenting the pro
ceedings of the Kcithsburg se-natorial
convention for no other purpose than
partisan spite. It is this spirit that
brought inte the limelight incidents
that happened in cemnection with the
republican senatorial convention held
at Aledo, at the same time that the
democrats assembled at Keithsburg.
That barroom train that went from
Rock Island to Aledo might have; been
lo.-t to history had not the- Union
busied itself in distorting what was
going on at Keithsburg.
Anent the Argus re fen nee to the
established incompetency of Former
County Treasurer Cox. about which
the Union is sj se-nsitive. it may be
said that nothing has been contained
in the columns of The Argus that does
not reflect the sentiment that is just
now prevailing all over the county, and
that is that Mr. Cox, while scrupulous
ly honest himself and in every sense
a worthy man. is asking a good deal of
the people of the county to place him
back in the old office, em the ground
that he deserves it because his
deputy succeeded in embezzling public
Mr. Cex was responsible for the con
duet ef the office and his bondsmen
were obliged to make good the short
age' of his assistant be-cause he did
not exercise sufficient supervision
over the office t prevent the1 miscar
riage; ef public funds. Mr. Cox was
in no sense a martyr. He sought the
office in the first place and did not
take it as a sacrifice to public duty,
lie made a canvass fer the' republican
nomination against equally deserving
aspirants in his own party just as he
diel in the present instance. He had
a trial at the; etffice. was unfortunate,
through no fault, eif the people, and
ye't now seeks it again, despite the;
claims of members tf his own party
who have also sought it and failed te
land it. And the best argument that
can be made in his behalf is that he
got the worst of it the last time he
held it. Yet after all it was Mr. Cox's
bondsmen, whti in reality did the suf
fering. No one doubts Mr. Cox's per
sonal hone sty and integrity, eir his hon
orable intents now, but tho people
want executive ability as well as hon
The Uniem's statement about Mr.
Schafer entrusting the duties absolute1
ly to an assistant while in the same
office is about as near to the; truth as
the Union may be expected to get in
discussing things political. Although
Mr. Schafer had as competent ami
trustworthy a deputy as could be
found in the county, he nevertheless
gave his personal attentiftn day by day
to tho office to which C-e people elect
ed him and both he and his deputy
proved their worth to the fullest ex
tent. EXCURSION TO BURLINGTON
Steamer Columbia Will Make Trip to
Down River City Sunday.
The steamer Columbia will make
one of the popular excursion trips to
Burlington next Sunday, leaving here
in the morning at 7:15 and arrivine at
Burlington in the afterneion at t:..0.
Returning, the boat will leave Burling
ton at 4 o'clock and arrive here at mid
night. Good for the cough, removes the
cold, the cause of the cough. That's
the work of Kennedy's Laxative Honey
and Tar the original laxative cough
syrup. Contain no opines. Sold by
all druggists. "
At this store you will find only NEW
styles and choice patterns.
FREE with each suit
Boys' Jack Knife.
WEALTH TO BLM
Governor Deneen Declares Radi"
cal Legislation Peril to
SPEAKS TO STATE BANKERS
Attitude of Employers cf Labor Makes
Public Ownership Crowing
Springfield, III.. Sept. 2.".. (hv.-t nor
Deneen made.- a strong speeeh in oppo
sition te Kovernnient nwue-rship of pub
lic utilities in addressing tile B; akeis'
Asseciatiem of Illinois m its annual
Other Will .Kit.
The' gove-rnor said the.' action of larg.
employers of labor towuid the enact
ment of laws for the protection of those
who labor against unnecessary rhks of
life, limb and health, and of railroads
te relit ve the situation b;:s resulted in
immeasurable injustice to many indus
tries. He' saitl he firmly beiieve'd if the em
ployers fail to make wise suig stions in
reference to legislation applicable; to
their business and ntcessary to the
cer.nmon good, they will shortly tiiu'
their business regulated by laws pb'cd
upon the statute hooks b men nt fa
miliar with the rer;uire-itU'nts. The
tpiestion of regulation or no regulation
is rapidly passing into the dar.;; rously
radical issue of governme nt regulation
or government ownership.
YViiilo he deemed It hardly credible
that there is any immediate danger of
the triumph of the deictrino of govern
ment eiwnersbip, yet the tendency id
rapidly growing. Its proper antidote,
he th'clared, was to be found in a great
er participation cf the conservative- eh--ments
ef society in ee-ouomic discussion
and in the political life and action of
Society news, written or teK-plicnfel
to the society editor of The Arpus. will
be fdadly received and published. But
In either case the identity of the Binder
must le tnndi known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear sig
oature and aeldress.J
Celebrate Birthdays. William Hester
was surprised at his home, 272 Eighth
avenue, Sunday evening by a company
til friends who called to help celebrats
his birthday anniversary. A pleasant,
evening was spent with music and con
tests and u bountiful supper was serv
ed. Mr. K ster received many gift.
Sunday afternoon a company of young
people surprised Manila Kester at her
home, 7::i' Eighth avenue, in honor of
!.ir eighth birthday anniversary, bring
ing with them many pntty presenrV.
(hones were played and supper nerved.
Tin re weie present Elsie ami llatti"
Schriber. Mabel Empke. Eillle Ke-mlin.
Nellie Kenjlin, Lloyd Newman, YVillio
Kians, Howard and Clyde: Nesler.
IVoritgomery-Tunney. The marriage
of .Miss Mae Tuuney, formerly of this
city, to I'rank Montgomery of Chicago,
look place- at Milwaukee, Wis., Sept.
!'.'. Following the ceremony a recep
tion was lie Id at the- home ef Mrs. N.
Clin-, in Sheridan park. The young
people, are held in the highest esteem.
M' Me.r.tgetmery being a prominent
Cb:eage bu: ine ss man. The bride Is
well known In this city and was al
ways a favorite among he-r many
lrind.-. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery
ft for the east and will be at home
after March 1 at VA',7 Deming Court,
Surprise Party. Mrs. V. J. Downing '
at her hemic, U'2i First avenu, was
very phatani.'y surprise-d yesterday
afternoon ly neighbors ami friends,
who came to celebrate her birthday an
niversary. He fri shine nts werw served
and a beautiful lamp left as a metnen- "j
to i f the oecasieiii. A delightful after
noon was passed.
Afternoon Reception. Miss Kindt at
her home em Ferry street. Davenitorl,
Is entertaining a large company of tri
city ladies t,t a reception thit after
noon. Wednesday Ewchre Club. The Wed
nesilay Hue lire club meets tomorrow
afterneion with Mrs. K. (I. (Soepel, 1011
Fenirte e nth-ami a-half street.
ItlVEll RIP LETS.
The Chaperone and James IVarson
were down anil the Lydia Van Sant, J.
W. Van Sant, Isaac Staples, Georgie
S.. City if Medine, E. Kut ledge, and R.
D. Kendall went north.
The stage eif water was at G a.
m., and r CO at luton.
Slowly falling stages will conUuuo
between Dubuque and Muscatine.