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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1900.
WELL SHOWN UP
Labored Defense of Hubbard,
Kittilsen and Cox Makes
Ring Candidates Not Sustained By the
Argument That Former
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tin- t'nioii can ay in il ti iix- of Kitiil
s n i thai It;' lia ln-rii whiMd:-. anii
waiting fur f 1 1 oflicc lor a liooil iiiim
Imt of y.us anil Ihal i: is iini- it was
in him aii'I ilia: liciau.-.- hi- lias
ii:aii"- Iiiiu- If ('i)ii)icti()iis all I l:i-
i'ar- in is inou- !er iir than Cur
ni'Iiiis Donovan. who lias j i 1 1 n - I tin
liif !" liiiiii!l" joil:ii of l.iborcr.
HrrnkiuK ' ontinuiiii, 4 luiiii.
On tin- qiHsiioii of tin- iI-!-iraltiiiiy of
in t tTriipr iii.i; tin- .uin uf continuity
of contiol of tin.- oflict- of county i K-rU.
itiiininir now t i:irh a pciim! of
years, the I'nion. of cours.-, can ad
vance no argument. The best it csui
s-iy in ieply to the statement that in
all that time no official investigation
of this iniiM)itanf office has been made is
thai ".Mr. Hubbard .some time ago re
ipaMeil the chairman of the finance
commiltt e of the board of supervisors
to arrange for the assistance of an ex
pert accountant when the committee
ol.cks i.p his books and accounts next
month. .Mr. Hubbard fell thut such an
examination of his books, establishing
every fact beyond cavil, was due him,
as w;-Tl as the people of the county,
and the committee, it is understood,
has agreed to .-ecu re such an expert
to make the examination lequested.
Smirnlilll llrluletl iikk- Ion.
That -Mr. Hubbard has come to the
lalizaMen i hat a Mrt of semi-century
investigation ot tin- oince woui-.i ne
hit. ..s n tunum. it is 10 ie aunin-
t'.il. I. lit the move is somewhat tardy.
specially so in view of the fact that
i cannot be made until after the pend
ing election. Tile people, however.
have concluded lo put an entire
ly new man in the office, in tie
i i son of Frank tlu.-tafson. who will
make the investigation himself, and
thus ptrhaps save the county the ex-
petl.-e if the job.
I'oor Monlli ml llir l'iu-1.
The I'nion dodges the issue of com
petency in the office of county treas
urer as between Cox and Scliafer. and
puts forth a poor mouth as the sole
rea.-oii for reelect in;; Mr. Cnx ti the
Hici he once tailed so disas
trously to fits. It holds that .Mr. Cox
should not lie blamed because his dep
uty "in a few weeks squandered $i:j.
oimi f the funds of the county and .Mr.
Cox's personal savings, in a plunuo on
the buck t shops and on change." and
that the "effort to retlect on .Mr. Cox
will not help Mr. Schafer with the peo
ple of the county, who know that the
county did not suiter tin- loss ot a cent
for .Mr. Cox impoverished Iuiuselt to
aid his bondsmen in making mxd the
defalcation, for in raising the money
he was compelled to mortgage his farm
Court Quashes the Indictments
Against William H. Cline
and W. D. M. Dunavin
FOR LIBEL AGAINST SCOTT
Charaes Aaainst T. I. Stanley Nolle
Prossed Recall of Grand Jury
Asked by State's Attorney.
HAVE YOUR OWN WAY ABOUT IT. IT'S ALL THE SAME TO
US. AND THE DESCRIPTION FITS JUST THE SAME.
THERE IS NO HOLD UP OR FANCY PROFIT INCLUDED IN
THE PRICES NAMED BELOW. EVERY LOT IS WORTH EVERY
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BUILDING LOT, YOU CAN'T
HELP BEING INTERESTED.
HOW DO THESE STRIKE YOU?
Fine building lots. 4".17. one block and less from street car; beauti
ful location; high, dry and level; a dollar down and a dollar a month
you can pay more if yuu want to. Corner bus at Inside
lots at $325
Iliiiblinu lots on Kightecnth avenue, mar Twenty-fifth street;
llxU'-".: right on car line $300
A splendid eas: front lot on Ninth street ; IJ fe, t front; uas$17r
drilled well on it; $2T, down and the balance on e asy terms $500
Iots on Fourteenth street, between FleVenth and Twelfth avenues;
cement sidewalks; easy payments $500
A hail" acre of ground on Twenty-seventh stie t, near city limits,
A lot on Forty-fourth i-tre-ef, near Itlue line cars; Hi; pave
ment all paid for $800
An elegant east front lot on Foiiiieeiith-and a-half street, near Tenth
avenue; I.", feel frontage; Mi icily a lir.-t class location; the
price is decidedly right $825
A laig' lot. mm, ne;ir Sevent .hi h street and Ninth avenue; can be
divided into two beautiful lots. If you know auyt hing about prices
in ilia' neighborhood, you know it is a snap at $1,650
A six-riMiin bouse on Fortieth st.n et. block from .-tree! cars, four
blocks from public s-chJois; lot 5"xl.Vi $1,450
A two-story eight-room house on Thirteenth avenue, near Tenth street;
has furnace and city water; lot i.l.Jt; will sell on easy terms;
a snap at $1,850
A seven room house on Twenty-fifth strict, near Thirteenth avenue;
city water; loi Vxll'i, can be bought on easy terms,
A good seven-room house on Thirty-eighth stnet. near Fifth avenue;
stone foundation; cement sidewalks; city water; elec tric lights;
sewer; lot ."ex.tU; good location for roomers; only $2,650
An II percent investment proiosit ion on Third avenue; $::,ii(m
will swing it. $3,000
A modern house on Sixlh avenue, near Twenty-ninth street; six rooms;
lot Juxllu; only a block from three different car lines; a pretty
home with all conveniences $2,800
A modern seven-room house on Thirtieth street, near Seventh avenue;
hot air furnace, electric lights, gas stove; size of lot .i.tISH;
room for another liouse; east front $3,200
A good eight room house on Twenty-first street, near Ninth avenue; east
front; modern arrangement, throughout, but has no furnace; nice recep
tion hall; stone foundation; small barn; lot Mix I in ; one of the
best locations in town $3,400
A modem six-room cottage on Fourteenth street, near Tenth avenue;
hot. water heat; stone foundation; a well built house through
out; cash or easy terms $3,300
A splendid two-story seven-room house ou Fourteenth street;
modern throughout; east lront; cement sidewall: $3,600
An right-room house on Twentieth street; hot water heat, fire
place and all modern conveniences; a decided snap at $3,800
Wc have some first class investments in business property.
Wc keep open Wednesday aid Saturday evenings.
"IP YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS AD"
SCHREINER & HUBBARD,
Real Estate and Insurance.
Second Avenue, Upstairs.
OKI Phone 702V.
In the circuit court this morning
Judge Ce.-t allowed the motions mad
by It. F. Schrivcr. representing W. 11.
Cline. ami I". 11. Wells, representing
W. I). M. IJunaviii. to ouash the seven
indictments against Cline and Dunavin
with John Looney lor criminal libel.
and the indictments were quashed. On
the ruling of the court Slate's Attorney
Scott nolle prossed the live indict
ments against T. I. Stanley of Moline
for libel. The indictments wciequash-
ei oy int- conn as 10 iooney. aiso. on
the same ground, though no motion ha. I
been made in his case.
Ilrrmiwe Sinll oiiilin-lril I Inn I ion.
The motions to quash the indictments
raised the point that tne indictments
charge libel against State's Attorney
Scott, and though Mr. Scott was thus
Interested, he was in the grand jury
room during the time the indictments
were being considered. Tin- court, in
allowing the motion, stated that he be
lieved that the grand jury probably
considered that its action in returning
the indictments under the circuni-
tanees was proper, but that in his
piniou the indictments should have
been considered when the special ai-
torney was before the grand jury.
VV iiiiIh Jury l(c-:ill-il.
After Judge (lest had made his rul
ing on the motions. Mr. Scott request-;
t'd the couii. to recall the grand jury to
have these matters presented again to
that body, his idea being to have the!
jury consider the matter in consulta-
tion with a special state's attorney.
Judge (lest will consider the matter,
and Mr. Scott stated today that if the
grand jury is not recalled, he will
either file informations in the county
court or take' the cases up before the
January grand jury.
An lo llir ItriuibiirHriurut.
Of this amount Mr. Cox paid back to
his hondsnun the sum of $2.-lun, which
leaves him still indebted to each in
tne sum of SS7J.1.. in tne tour years
that Mr. Cox was county treasurer he
had a legitimate income from the pub
lie funds of $ti,S00, out of which he
made a partial payment to his bond
men ot si'.4uu. leaving nun $i,iuu, or
the equivalent oi $1,100 a year.
IIiih Vnliinll- I'll rin.
In the way of assets, Mr. Cox still
retains a valuable farm of UN, acres in
the upper end of the county, and which
is valued at from $10,000 to $12
immi. He does not retain it as Ins noine
stead, as tie nas ueen m uusiiiess m
Kock Island and has resided here sinct
his retirement from the office of coun
ty treasurer four years ago.
it is to tins same omee mat lie is
now asking to be returned.
in the upper end of the county to the
'I'ht " olriu f Sn iiidliiiK.
One might imagine from the I'liion's
version that the squanderings of Mr.
Cox's deputy were taken in a lump in
a night or two. and that there were no
means of detecting the theft until the
raid was computed and the bird had
down. There were no means at Mr.
Cox's command to ascertain what" was
going on, evidently, and therein lies
the evidence' of incompetency. The
misappropriation of public funds did
not occur in a day. a night or in a few
weeks. It ran along tor a considerable
length of time, and the man accounta
ble to the people for the guardianship
of their strong box was incapable of
making the discovery or checking" the
drain until it was too late, and the
cotintv. in addition to suffering throu
incompetency, was obliged to bear the
expense of sending its sheriff to far-off
Hritish Columbia to take the fugitive
deputy and bring him back to Uock
Island. So much for the indisputable
evidence of Mr. Cox's lack of qualifi
cations for so responsible an office.
As to llontlMnifii.
Now as to the poor mouth story
aboui Mr. Cox making good to hi:
bondsmen, who w re obliged to mak
up the county's loss of $1:!,mim. And b.
the way, it was not the purpose to re
fer to this painful phase of the pro
ceedings, as the question of Mr. Cox's
good intent, has never been raised.
Nevertheless, since the Fnion has
dragged the subject of the bondsmen
and Mr. Cox's resources into the con
troversy, the facts may as well be
known. There is no more reliable
source from which these facts may
come than the records of the county
board dealing with the case. Hence
tne following transcript, from the pro
ceedings of the December session. 1!I02
It is the report of the finance commit
tee on its investigation of ihe comity's
!.- Hip ltonlmn I'll 11.
State of Illinois. Uock Island Coun
lioard of Supervisors, December
term, A. D. Km2.
Mr. Chairman and (Jentlenien of the
Hoard of Supervisors: "Nour commit
tee has. this 17th day of December. A.
D. I!02. received from the bondsmen
of Pleasant F. Cox. the sum of eight
thousand live hundred five and 17-lon
($S..riO,-,.i7). to apply in settlement of
amount due. and therefore issued lo
each bondsman a receipt reading as
Received of nut
of the bondsmen of 1 F. Cox. late
county treasurer of Uock Island county.
Illinois, one thousand two hundred hf-
t.teu and 3-100 ($1,215,015), the same be
ing payment lor one-seventh (1-7) of
the shortage of said Pleasant F. Cox.
late county treasurer, as shown by
statejuent rendered to the finance com
mittee by U. C. Clark. (Signed)
V. F. (1ARXETT,
F. C. MEWES,
J. C. BURGOWER.
Tlirse boudsnieii were J. M. Gould,
C. F. Henienway. J. M. Rosenfield. Phil
Mitchell. J. F. Robinson, F. E. Rogers,
j J. W. Simonson. Each paid a seventh
l of the total amount of the shortage, or
Oscar Reddig is in Chicago spending
Harvey Dunlap is visiting his sister
Cornelius Maun is visiting at Peoria
for a few days.
Congressman James Mckiiiney of
Medo is in the city.
Mrs. J. F. Shank is visiting relatives
m .loiict ami (jiiuago.
Daniel Hobson left for Chicago last
night to visit his son.
lieorge l. Work leit tins morning
for Iowa Citv on business.
D. S. Sand left for Muscatine this
morning to visit ins sister.
lulius 1). Harper left for Princevilk
last night to accept a position.
Walter Powers lett for Peona at
noon todav to visit with !i lends.
Miss Mary Campbell left for Cam
bridge last night to visit friends.
William E. (Jaither went to Sterling
this morning to visit his aged father.
Mrs. Til lit' Ward and son departed
last evening for a visit at St. Joseph.
M. Itond left this iiioinin - fur
w lu re he will spend a few
Medil! and family
visit at points in
Mi.-s Maud Thurston arrived from
Peoria. 111., this morning to visit with
Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
left yesieiday for a
Theodore Hclkuap departed
day afternoon to spend a few
Harvey R Coats has returned to his
home at Cedar Rapids after visiting
Mrs. A. F. Barber and daughter Myr
tle returned this morning from a stay
in New York.
Men F. Campman arrived from Ia
Salle this morning to visit with friends
in Uock Island.
Colonel T. M. Thornton relumed to
his home at St. Paul today, after visit
ing his brother.
Miss Hannah Johns returned to Chi
cago this afternoon after a visit with
her Uock Island friends.
Mrs. C. A. Darling of Denver. Col.,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Margaret
Nold. M1 Fifteenth street.
Cornelius Kt lly of Los Angeles left
for Peoria this noon after visiting with
his brother in Uock Island.
R'v. J. I . Culeiuans went to Atkin
son. 111., yesterday afternoon to speak
at. St. Anthony's church there.
.Mrs.. Carolina Crow ly left last even
ing for her home at. St. Louis, after vis
iting with Uock Island friends.
Miss Anna Uuud. after a thret
weeks' visit with Miss Magdalena
Schatz. has returned to her home in
Mrs. S. P. Holmes of Chicago and
Mrs. U. W. Van Hrunt of Kansas City
are visiting their mother, Mrs. Eliza
Mrs. Donahue and son, William, re
turned to their home in Chicago yes
terday after visiting Joseph IXuiahue
of this city.
Mrs. 15. J. Hoeter departed for Cin
cinnati, Ohio, this morning after visit
ing with Miss Miro E. Piatt ot the
Villa, do Chantal.
Rev. H. O. Hubbard and family re
turned to Kewanee this morning after
attending the dedication of tin; Free
Edward Krt 11 leaves tomorrow for a
several months trip in Colorado, Cali
fornia and Canada. Mr. Krell will vis
it. Denver, Portland. Ios Angelas and
other i-oints of interest.
H. A. Clevenstiue, commander of
Rock Island commandery. No. IS,
Knights Templar, is in Chicago to at
tend the annual conclave of the Grand
Commandery, Kuights Templar of Illinois.
NO CAUSE TO OUST
Judge Cest Passes on Looney's
Petition to Have State's
REPORT HAS BEEN FILED
Interpretation of Court Indicates That
in Case It Has Mot, Suspension
Only Would Follow.
This morning in the circuit court
Judge W. 11. Gest ruled on the petition
of John loonev, filed some time ago.
to oust State's Attorney J. K. Scott
from office, and stated that he had no
grounds for such action. The petition
by Looney asked that the court remove
Mr. Scott from office on the ground
that he had not filed his report of
tines and fees earned at the first of
each term as required by law. I he-
court, m passing on the petition, stat
ed that Mr. Scott had filed his report
tor this term, and consequently then
was no grounds on which to even sus
pend the state's attorney. Ihe court
interpreted the law to contemplate that
if at the beginning of the term the r
port was not filed, the court should no
tify the state's attorney, and suspend
him until Ihe report was filed. If tin?
beginning of a second term of court
passed anil (lie report met not in i n
filed, the court might remove the.
slate's attorney from olliee.
liulil Mi sin-ml Only.
The interpretation of Judge Gest
would signify that even had .Mr. Scott
not alreadv filed his report for thu
erin, the only action which he could
have taken would have been lo sus
pend Mr. Scott until the report was
filed. Judge Gest. in passing on the
petition, explained his inteipreiai ion a.
IS'ii iety in ws. written or It 1 e 1 1 I e, I
til the SKi-ielv ilitnc uf The Aruns, will
he Klf'lly leeeiveil ami pillilisht-il. Ilul
ill either e;ise the iih-iitity t.l' the si-ini- :-
must In- Ti):nle known, to insure reli.i
hility. Written notices should hear sig
nature ami address. I
F. H. Wright to Wed. The marriage
f Miss Katheiine Foster, daugh
ter of J. Herbert Foster, to Frank
H. Wright of this city will take place
tomorrow noon at the home of the
ride's parents in Foster, III. Mr. Wright
is a son ot .wr. and Mrs. ft. it. Wright
ind travels for Hartz fc ISahnst n. Af
ter a short wedding trip he and his
uide will make their home in this city
on I'ourteentli street. it. wrigut
unl family will attend the ceremony.
Kirkpatrick-Mabie. Ca ids received
licit-, todav announce the marriage ot
Miss .Maude Mabie and W. J. Kirk-
atriek. both of this city. The place
ind date are not given, but the cards
were mailed at .Niagara falls. Ihe
bride left this city only last Friday.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was for a number of
irs foreman of The Argus press
room and is now
pit x l'rint ing i 're
iikI his bride have hosts of friends to
xtend them gtiod wishes.
traveling for the I u
ss company. Hoi h he
SAYS HUSBAND WAS CRUEL
Mrs. Kerr Files Bill for Divorce from
William J. H. Kerr.
Mrs. Josephine Kerr yesterday,
through her attorney, M. E. Sweeney,
filed a bill for divorce from, her hus
band. William J. H. Kerr, on the
grounds of drunkenness and cruelty.
They were married Nov. 2G, 1SS6. Kerr
in the last year was placed under bond
twice to keep the peace, on complaint
of his wife. The complainant asks the
court to grant her the custody of the
children. Judgo Gest has issued an in
junction' in the case, restraining the
defendant from molesting his wife, and
from disposing of any property.
Linen Shower. Mrs. Otto Priester
will entertain a company of young
ladies at her home L'ulti Fourth avenue
tomorrow evening at a linen shower for
er sister Miss Anna Lamberl whose
marriage to Oscar l.utt will take place
arlv next month. .Miss Lambert will
be the honoree at a number of pre.
nuptial events during the coming
Surprise Party. Sixteen lady friend?
perpetrated a complete and very pleas
ant surprise on Mrs. E. E. Sundet n yes
terday afternoon at her home.
Fourteenth-and-a-half street. The la
dies spent the afternoon playing cards.
and luncheon was served by the host
Entertains Church Societies. Mrs.
W. L. Ogilcn. 1CIL' Fourteenth street
will entertain Trinity Guild and the
Woman's Auxiliaray of Trinity Episco
pal church tomorrow afternoon at
FRESH PORK CUTS
Schroedcr's Market Will Always Have
a Large Supply on Hand.
Schioeder Pros, announce that pa
Irons can now secure choice fresh pork
cuts of all kinds, such as spar" ribs.
shoulder bones, hearts, livers, sausage
meat, leaf lard. etc.. at their Twentieth
street, .market. They are now killing a
large number of hogs and these cuts
can be bought, fresh daily at the lowest
The grand opening of the roller skat
Ing season will be Saturday evening.
Oct. 20, at tin; 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. Competent and trustworthy in
structors will give special attention to
those wishing to learn to skate. The
rink will be open every afternoon and
evening except Sunday. Music by
The average young woman of today
is busy. Beauty is another name for
health, and it comes to U3 out of every
100 who take Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea. Tea or tablets, 35 cents. T.
H. Thomas' pharmacy.
There's a Difference
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WE HAVE THE "DIFFERENT KIND" THE NIFTY KIND THE
KIND THE TAILORS COPY. JUST SATISFY YOURSELF. LOOK
US OVER. TRY ON A FEW GARMENTS. IT IS A PLEASURE TO
SHOW SUCH CLOTHING. WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SELLERS IN
THIS CITY OF , , . f . s .j-sj
Suits and Overcoats
$15 to $50.
Is Your Credit In Danger?
Are unavoidable circumstances forcing you to stand off
your creditors from payday to payday, always hoping that
you will be able to do better the next time. tf
Don't you think he has waited lonj cnoiejh for bis
money? Wouldn't it be. ,v cjood idea to yet the money and
pay him off. This will m.Tke it better, safer and more
agreeable all around and at the s.-mc time save your crcd- f
it. You may want to use him ajain in case of an emer-
gency. Let us advance you the necessary cash on your
furniture, piano, horses, wacjons, etc.. they are not re
moved from your possession. We'll arrange the loan in
easy monthly installments, without publicity and at a fair f
rate. Better come in and let us tell you more about it. .
Fidelity Loan Co.,
Mltchtll &. Lynde Block, Room 38.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evening. Telephone
West 514. New Telephone 6011
ALL THE WAY.
Ak f$r tourist
la the way of economy and comfort. You travel
In quick time over the ehorteit line to Southern
California, along the historic Santa Fe Trail.
It'e the Grand Canyon line, too
Cool and ductless and Harvey eervee the meU
Personally conducted tri weekly excursion.
H. D. Mack. Gon. Agt
ROCK ISLAND, ILL