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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1G, 1900.
TO INSPECT RAIL
Aldermen After Examining Pav
ing, Co to Davenport to
See Car Tracks.
REPORT OF COMMISSIONER
Tells of Indifference of Z. Conn and
Family to Law and Orders of
The city council this afternoon Is
inspecting the Twenty-sixth street pav
ing, and investigating the Shanghai T
rail laid in Davenport by the Tri-City
Railway company. At the meeting last
evening Superintendent J- L Hun
toon of I lie company was present
and explain d that several blocks
of Hack had been laid in Da v- J liave any chance to secure.
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commissioner s. report reveals a most
deplorable state of affairs.
llrporl on flUrr MfIIuk.
The delegation of the council which
attended the meeting of the Upper Mis
sissippi River Improvement association
at Minneapolis, through its chairman
Alderman Anderson, made its report on
the meeting, and explained why the
invitation ; of the city to entertain the
next convention was not extended. In
the course of the discussion of the re
lort it was deve!ocd that the city i
not in good standing, not having paid
a levy oC $."00 made at the I -a Crosse
meeting. In view of this, the Indus
trial committee of the council was in
strncteit to confer with the Rock I
land Club and the Retail Merchants
association in regard to raising the
amount. It was liointeu out that if
Rock Island wants the convention
plans to that end must be made soon
or if will be several years before an
other opportunity presents itself. St
Paul is already working for the meet
iug. following I he one at Moline. and
the !!': meeting will probably be tin
first that auv city down the river will
thai the company will probably desire
to use this rail in some places in Rock
Island, asked that the aldermen imfUe
an in estimation.
t'wmtninnionrr Itrport on taw.
One of the important matters consid
ered at last evening's meeting was the
report of Health Commissioner Dr. J
V. Myers oil his action in regard to the
family of Z. Colin. !.! Eleventh street,
where, according to the commissioner,
the family tries to conduct a dairy on
a 23-foot lot. This family has been
frequently complained cf by neighlors
and has caused the commissioner great
annoyance. The matter has been be
fore the council in various forms before.
Recently there was diphtheria in the
family, and it was brought to the at
tentiou of the authorities that the milk
was being sold as before, notwithstand
ins the contagious disease existing in
the family. The children mingled on
the stre-ets with other children as usual.
Finally the authorities made an arrest,
and the four co"ws owned by the family
were then sent away. The case has
May llavr llrm lteuaihlr.
In notices to the family the commis
sioner has re-peaudly stated that the
manner in which they live is a menace
to the' health of the community. He
says that they are "wholly indifferent
to the rights of others." Dr. Myers
asked that he be given legal counsel to
prosecute cases against the family, and
its prototypes in other parts of the city.
The council e-ndorsed his action and
voted to give him necessary legal as
sistance. Alderman Eckhart. in com
menting on the case, said: "It is a
question whether or not two deaths
from diphtheria can not be traced di
rectly to the actions of the Colin fam
ily." Alderman Anderson said: "The
ONE PLACETHEY DIDN'T WORK
Mosenfelder . Sns Have Best of
Short Change Operators.
Though it is understood that the
two short change men held by the
police here operated successfully m
about 'M Rock Island, business houses
there is one firm. Mose-nf elder & Sons
which seems to have the best of the
men at the present time, by $20. They
entered the store and purchased a $24
ami from Mr. Mosenfelder. paying $2u
and arranging to get the suit in the
evening and pay the balance. How
they would have proceeded in the ev
ening is not known, for they were ar
rested before they had any opportun
ity to continue their operations in this
instance'. The two men. J. A. Martin
and .1. W. Simpson, will be given a
hearing Thursday morning on the
charge of operating a confidence game.
The grand opening of the roller skat
ing season will be Saturday evening.
Oct. 20. at the Rock Island big rink.
The- patronage of only those who con
duct themselves in a manner consistent
with the strictest propriety will be so
licited. Comietent and trustworthy In
structors will give spe-cial attention- to
those wishing to learn to skate. The
rink will be open every afternoon and
evening except Sunday. Music by
Smallpox Closes School.
The discovery of smallo. in the
family of Mrs. Molly Inghram. a color
ed woman residing in the neighborhood
or the other Moline colored families
which have the disease, resulted in the
closing of the Garfield school in that
city yesterday. The pupils of the school
have been extiosed, but no further
cases have been discovered.
Things to .
A Puzzle and Prize For
Those Who Are Wise.
This week's puzzle contest is to form the greatest number of cor.
rect sentences from nine given words. Following are
To the person who furnishes first the largest number of correct
sentences, a cash prize cf $2 will be given.
To the person who first furnishe's the next largest number of cor
rect sentences a cash prize of $1 will be given.
Each sentence must contain the exact nine words arranged in
different form. No words are to be added and none omitted in any
The contest opens Monday, Oct. 15, and closes Sunday, Oct. 21.
All replies must reach The Argus office by mail or otherwise not later
than 7 o'clock Sunday morning, Oct. 21.
Answers must be placed in an envelope and addressed to Puzzle
Editor, The Argus, and also bear the full name and address of the con
testant. The Nine Words.
PEOPLE, MERCHANTS, READ, AND, AS, WELLTPROFIT, ARGUS,
A Sample Sentence.
People profit as well and read merchants' Argus advertisements.
Use This Blank.
IS GOOD WITNESS
W. H. Lange Gives Important
Evidence for Contestants
in Mack in Case.
HAD ATTENDED THE PRIEST
Gives Dates of Many Visits at Rectory
Civil Engineer Explains Land
YV. H. Lange, who was on the stand
this morning, proved to be one of the
strongest witnesses for the contestants
In the Mackin will case that has been
heard so far. Mr. Lange. who was
Father Mac-kin's barber, gave accurate
dates of Father Mackin's calls at his
shop, and of his calls at the rectory,
fixing these dates by means of refer
ences to Father Mackin made in The
Argus at that time. Mr. Lange de
tailed carefully the appearance of
Father Mackin, and noted the changes
in this respect as the disease with
which the priest was afllicted advanc
ed. He testified to one instance when
Father Mackin fainted in the barber
chair. Mr. Lange declared that he was
positive that throughout the fall and
winter of 1904 and up to the time of
Father Mackin's death, that Father
Mackin was weak mentally as well as
physically. He gave an imitation of
the priest's incoherent conversation
as an illustration of Father Mackin's
mental weakness. He stated that ho
was at the rectory Dec. 22. when the
will was dated, and testified that at
that time Father Mackin was weak
I)-N-riitiou Wuw Im-orrrot.
W. A. Darling was another very im
portant witness this morning, he being
called to identify certain figures used
in the description of land. His testi
mony has to deal with the contention
of the contestants that in the purport
ed will Father Mackin bequeathed to
Mrs. Catherine McArdle property
which he did not own. this contention
being based on the technical descrip
tion of the land in the will.
JK-elnrt-il Hp Wiim Poor.
Yesterday afternoou Justice G. Al
bert Johnson and Robert Bennett were
on the stand, and told of an incident
when Father Mackin was the defend
ant in a suit brought by Bertha Saun
ders, a colored girl, in Justice John
sons court. Both testified that at that
time Father Mackin declared that he
was in ceality a poor man, though the
public generally thought him to be
wealthy. Both considered him a verv
ick man at the time, and it was stated
that on account of his illm
was continued from Xov. 14, 1904 until
the next day.
M! . . -
-nas -Margaret Koney, Head nurse
of St. Anthony's hospital, told of her
observations of the priest during his
illness, while she was aiu-mim..- uu-,-.
t the rectory. She told of an in
tance at St. Anthony's hospital when
Father Mackin became quite ill after a
ceremony at the hospital chapel. Mrs.
Sadie Dunavin of Cable, daughter of
-Mrs. Doxie, one of the
was also on the stand.
Bertha Saunders, the colored' girl
who was employed at the rectory, test
ified that Father Mackin was weak
both -mentally and physically during
December, 190 L
To Ilrnr I'll? Nit-inn.
The testimony of medical experts is
expected to be commenced late thid
afternoon. The contestants will en
deavor to prove that from the nature
of Father Mackin's disease it would be
natural that he should bo mentally
weak als. The foundation for this
line of testimony has been carefully
laid throughout the case.
chapter of uaiesnurg. trie program
includes greetings from the president
general. Mrs. Donald McLean; vice
president general, Mrs. C. H. Deere of
Moline: ex-vice president general9
Mrs. M. T. Scott and Mrs. John A
Murphy, reports from 33 chapters in
Illinois, and election of state officers
There will be a banquet at 0:30 Thurs
day evening and a reception from 8 to
11. Mrs. Benjamin A. Fessenden, stao
regent, will preside. Mrs. F. V. Balm-
sen and Mrs. Frank Mixter will rep re
sent the Fort Armstrong chapter of
this city and will leave tomorrow af
ternoon for Ualesburg. Mrs. Mixter
will invite the organization to hojd its
next conference in this city.
Parties for Bride-Elect. Miss Flor
ence Clarkson and Roll in Edward Col
lins of Parnassus. Pa., will be married
Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock at
the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. L.
E. West. Mrs. Fred Reimc-rs will be
matron of honor. Miss Irene Olson and
Louise Holmes of Calesburg, Miss Ber
tha Cedlius of Knoxvillc. and Miss
Ruth West will be the bridesmaids,
and E. Jay will be best man. Miss
Harriet Kimpton of (Jalesburg will
play the wedding inarch. The bridal
parly wil be entertained this evening
at a dinner party by Mrs. Fred Rei
mers, who wil also give a plate shower
tomorrow afternoon for Miss Clarkson.
Miss Dorothy Lec at her home, 727
Twentieth street yesterday afternoon
entertained a company of young la
dies at a tin shower as a courtesy for
Miss Florence Clarkson. A most en
joyable afternoon was spent and the
hostess served a course luncheon.
Rock Island. October, 190G.
Herewith find my list ef sentence's for this week's contest:
Last Week's Prize Winners.
The prize winners in last week's puzzle contest were:
First prize, $2 Miss Mildre Hoppe, 1130 Fourth avenue, Rock Is
land. Second prize, $1 Miss Lillian Williams, Webb street. South Rock
The following, taken as the correct list, was furnished by a com
mittee of disinterested delegates: ,A , . .
1 Band Stand, Market square.
2 Speidel's and Gaetje's.
3 Lage-Waters Shoe company.
4 Kramer &. Co.
5 McCabe &. Co.
6 -Math's Confectionery.
7 Louis Ortell's.
8 Schroeder Bros.
Not one reply was received absolutely e-orrect,
awarded to the nearest and next nearest so.
the prizes being
Opening Recital of Woman's Club.
Mrs. Genevieve Clark Wilson of Chi
cago, gave the opening number of a
series of entertainments under the
auspices of the music department of
the Moline Woman's club, at t)e
First Congregational church in Moline
last evening. The church auditorium
was filled with tri-city music lovers
who thoroughly enjoyed the program
Mrs. Wilson has a highly cultivated
soprano voice which she used with ex
ecllent effect. Miss Clara Sloan was
the accompanist, and Miss Emily Per
kins gave a well rendered piano selec
Progressive Dinner Party. Mrs. A
II. Hampton celebrated her C2d birth
day anniversary yesterday afternoou a
her home. . 3 Seventeenth street at a
progressive dinner party at which a
large number of ladies were present
The afternoon was spent with games
and Mrs. John J. Ingram. Mrs. H. Dra
per Winbigler and Mrs. George Sauu
ders were the prize winners. Mrs
Frank Burgess and Miss Gertrude Re
pine assisted in the serving of the di:
ner which was served at ii o'clock
progressively at six tables. The home
was very beautiful in its dressing of
rich autumn foliage, pink rosevs and
trailing vines. Mrs. Hampton received
many handsome gifts.
Give Evening Party.. Miss Vera
Burkland of Davenport assisted by
Miss Etta Murrin of Rock Island, Sat
urday evening entertained a number of
young people from the Tri-cities at the
former's home 1C43 Le Claire street.
The house was beautifully decorated
in red and green. The favors were
nink and white carnations. Frank
Stoushton of Clinton, Iowa, secured
the head prize for the novel guessin
game which the young ladies prepared.
Miss Edith Engstrom of Rock Island,
taking the consolation prize. The eve
ning proved one of delightful enter
FOR THE CARRIERS
Boys of the Newspaper Offices to
be Guests at the Y. M.
C. A. Rooms.
IS A WEEK OF ACTIVITY
Dinner for Membership to Be Held
Thursday and Reception for
Young People Friday Evening.
Criswell-Miller. Miss Vesta Miller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Mil
ler, was united in marriage at 10
o'clock this morning at the family home
at Reynolds to J. H. Criswell, a well
known Milan young man. Rev. Marion
Humphreys, pastor of the Central Pres
byterian church of this city, officiated
Mr. and Mrs. Criswell will make their
home in Milan.
HMt ' y- ,,ows- w ritten or telephoned
to the society editor of The Arfrus. will
yv Kirfuiy rereiveu and published. But
n either ease the identity of the sender
must ne made known, to insure reliu
uiiity. v ritten notices should bear siir-
uciiurc aim aauress.J
Music Students' Club. The Music
Student's club held the first study
meeting of the year yesterday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Louis A. Le
Claire, East Twelfth street Davenport.
The program consisted of Italian music
and was given by Mrs. W. D. Middle
ton, Mrs. A. P. Griggs, pianists, and
Mrs. T. B. Reidy vocalist, assisted by
Mrs. T. O. Swiney and Mrs. Le Claire.
Miss Olgo Junge accompanied Mrs.
Reidy. The club has just entered upon
its 21th year and is composed of the
most prominent musical women of
Rock Island and Davenport. The
meetings are held semi-monthly and
the programs as outlined for the year
are sure to prove very interesting and
instructive. The officers of tho club
are: President, Mrs. T. O. Swiney;
vice president, Mrs. J. II. Whitaker;
secretary, Mrs. Fred P. Bemls; Treas
urer, Mrs. Meta Lerch; librarian, Mrs.
Henry Vollmer; corresponding sec
retary. Miss Edith Baker and the pro
gram committee consists of Mrs. Stan
ley B. Lafferty, chairman; Mrs. J. II.
Whitaker, Mrs. Henry Vollmer, Miss
Sarah Dart and Mrs. Amalia Schmidt-
D. A. R. Annual Conference. -The
10th annual conference of the Illinois
chapters of the Daughters of the
American Revolution will be held at
Galesburg Oct. 18 and 19. The open
ing event is a reception Wednesday
(evening at the home of Mrs. George A,
Lawrence, regent of the Rebecca Parks
TO RESTORE HOME
Reported That the Required Authority
to Repair the Davenport Home
stead Has Been Granted.
It is understood that the required
permission has been granted by the
war department for the restoration of
the Davenport homestead on Rock is
land by the Rock Island County Old
Settlers association. It will be remem
bered that this permission was asked
some time ago, and that the request
had the approval of Colonel S. E.
Blunt. The restoration of tho build
ing was provided for by the donation
of $1,000 each by the Misses Davenport
to the association.
An Awful Cough Cured.
"Two years ago our little girl had a
touch of pneumonia, which left her
with an awful cough. . She had spells
of coughing, just like one with the
whooping cough and some thought
sho would not get well at all. We got
a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy, which acted like a charm. Sho
stopped coughing- and got stout and
fat," writes Mrs. Ora Bussard, Bru
baker. 111. This remedy is for sale by
all leading druggists.
A unique entertaiuinent is planned
for the newspaper carriers of the city
this evening at the v. M. C. A. rooms
under the auspices of the B. G. M. club.
Invitations have been sent to the boys
and a large attendance and a most en
joyable affair is anticiialed. Every
thing in the way of entertainment has
been provided for tho pleasure of the
guests, humorous pictures from the
stereHjpticon being the main feature.
These will be interspersed with musi
cal and literary numbers. Some ef the
subjects of the stereoptieon pictures
are The Adventures oi air. liriggs
with the Bull," "The Bashful Man,"
"How I Minded the Baby, and "The
Progress of Intemperance."
Member Ilinr TliHrxilii).
Thursday evening at the association
rooms the dinner for the members will
be given for the purpose of interesting
the active workers in the coming state
convention at Aurora. Delegates will
be selected. General Secretary A. L.
Burnett and Physical Director Harry
Franks will attend. The ministers of
the city churches will be heard on the
event and its importance and the ne
cessity of the local association being
Voiiiik I'eoplc Giit-Nt.
An interesting program has been pre
pared for the reception to the young
people's societies of the churches Fri
day eveniifg in the auditorium. After
the program, refreshments will be serv
ed iu the association rooms and the
evening spent in sociability. The pro
Vocal solo Mrs. J. M. Keim.
Selection Ladies' quartet.
Piano sole) Mrs. C. O. Liudorf.
Reading Henrietta Khmer.
Trombone solo Franklin Williams.
Selection Arsenal Male quartet.
Cornet solo Mrs. H. E. Van Duzer.
Reading Henrietta Khmer.
Wide C'Iiimm Ornjuilxe.M.
The class in supplemental bibl
study, under the direction of Rev. Mi
Cullen of Milan, was organized last ev
ening at the association rooms with
seven members. The astronomy clas
has post poned until next week the ses
sion was to have been held this even
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Thomas Brown, a long time residen
of Bowling township, died at his home
at G o'clock last evening after a Ion
illness with stomach trouble. He was
born in Ohio Jan. 18. 1842, and in 180-1
removed to Bowling, where he has n
sided ever since. He has- engaged m
farming all his life. Surviving are the
wife, two sons, Merritt E. and Georgi
M., of Milan, and four daughters, Mrs
J. M. Reeser, Mrs. Fred Moody, Mrs
Frank Zicmcr. and Mrs. Noble Ziemer.
The funeral will be held at 12 o'clock
tomorrow at McConnell's chapel in
Bowling, with interment in the bury
iug ground near the church.
Mabel, the 13-year-old daughter f Mr.
and Mrs. J. V. Wilson, 11 1; Eighth
avenue, died this afternoon at af
ter an illness with a complication of
disease's la.sting for several months.
She was liorn at Defeat ur. 111., May I'O.
1893. and moved with her parents to
Springfield in 1898. She returned with
her parents to this city in 19'2. She
attended the Lincoln school until a
year ago, when failing health compel!
ed her to discontinue her school work
She is survived by her parents and two
sisters, Stella and Ethel, at home.
The funeral services over the remains
of Mrs. Honora Brinn were held Sun
day afternoon from St. Joseph's church
Dean J. J. Quinn conducting the serv
ices. Burial took place at Calvary ceni
etery, the following acting as pallbear
ers: John Blake, William Hartnady,
John Hartnady, James Madden, John
Brcnnan, and John Corken.
Mrs. Morton L. Marks.
Mrs. Morton L. Marks, wife of the
well known grocery jobber of Daven
port, died this morning. The funeral
will be held Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the home, 102U Perry street.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Mulli
gan will be held from St. Joseph's
church tomorrow morning at 'J o'clock.
Burial takes place at Calvary cemetery.
Keep the bowels open when you
have a cold and use a good remedy to
allay the inflammation of the mucous
membranes. The best is Kennedy's
Laxative Honey and Tar. It contains
no opiates, moves-the bowels, drives
out the cold. Is -reliable and tastes
good. Sold by all druggists.
Boys Annoy Residents.
Residents of Twentieth street south
of Tenth avenue again report that they
are continually annoyed by the vandal
ism of small boys who throw stones at
the buildings, and otherwise conduct
True and tried friends of the family
-De Witt's Little Early Risers. Best
for results and best to take. Rosy
cheeks and sparkling eyes follow the
use of these dependable " little ' pills.
They do not gripe or sicken. Sold by
The early buyer catches the best. Our fall suits and over
coats are ready to be examined. Tl-.ey are master tail
ored and fashioned to the minute. They will fit you and
wear you without wrinkle or break. Come in and 6ee.
ruiur sijvn ovrE'RcoATr.
15 to 30.
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my m o n e y
NEVER RUNS OUT
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING, OR EXCHANGING
SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PART OF MV WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN TO KEEP
MY WORD. FOR I PLAINLY SEE IT HAS MADE ME MONEY AND
FRIENDS. COME FEARLESSLY AND DEAL WITH ME. Al
THOUGH A CRANK I LOVE TO PL EASE YOU JUST THE SAME.
I ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRAUE IN MY STORE THAT
HATE ME. WHY DO THEY TRADE WITH SUCH A MAN? PURE
AND SIMPLE, THERE NEVER WAS A SPOT LIKE IT, THAT CAR
RIES $10,000 WORTH OF SECOND HAND GOODS. SO NOW
WHEN WE WANT ANYTHING WE WILL ALL GO DOWN TO
JONES' SECOND HANDED STORES. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY
ATTENDED TO. BOTH PHONES, THE OLD AND THE YOUNG
ONE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER YOU READ THIS AD OR NOT.
I AM STILL THE MEANEST MAN IN TOWN, AND YOU CAN'T
STOP ME FROM WANTING TO BUY YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS,
SELL YOU HOUSEHOLD GOODS, STORE YOUR GOODS, AND
MAKE YOU A LOAN ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS. HOUSEHOLD
GOODS SOLD ON PAYMENTS. GOODS SOLD ON COMMISSION.
SO COME AND MAKE JUST ONE LITTLE DEAL WITH ME FOR
A CONVINCER. I THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.
WILL BUY MORTGAGES AND NOTES. MAKE SMALL LOANS
ON REAL ESTATE. OPEN EVENINGS.
J. W. JONES, 1623 2d Ave.
H ESTABLISHED 1834. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Have you tried it? It is tlio best thing on .
the market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the finest. American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
. Harper House Block. Pohn P. Sexton, Prop. VI i " Tjl