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THE ARGUS. FKIDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1900.
Sufficient Money Collected for
Court House Purposes to
Pay for Building.
EUT WAS USED OTHERWISE
Can Present Regime Expect to Make
Any Better Showing in Future
on Same Income?
In defending the ndminist ration of
T rtniistv's affairs during the later
vears of tlie half century or so of tlie
present regime, the L'nion. which ha
taken upon itself the mission of chief
apologist, continues to demonstrate
that ir has a heavv task on its hand?.
In an article of some Itngth last night
practically everything that The Argus
h:t said regarding the manner in which
the present Moating debt of the county
has accumulated, is admitted to he
true, though some features referred to
are studiously avoided. No denial is
inade of the fact that there has been
collected from the taxpayers of tht
county in the last lo years for court
Im:ish purposes pracficallv all that the
building has cost and the interest on
the Itonds as well. In the face of all
this, the floating debt has grown, and
Is still growing.
There can he hut one conclusion:
The money that was collected to lie
expended for court house purposes was
used for something else.
Milking I'll ml ('onlrinplnf rl.
.Martin Schoon maker, the Reynolds
hanker, was chairman of the commit
tee that hail charge of the court house
bond issue, and the work 'was well
done. It was planned to form a sink
ing fund ly which the excess of re
ceipts due to the constantly lessening
of interest paid as bonds were retired,
cmild be saved and used in meeting
extra expense incurred above the esti
mate for the building. What became
of the money that was to have gone
Into that sinking fund and why was it
not used in reducing the floating in
Kven accepting as true every asser
tion that the l'nion has made and evi
cry conclusion it has drawn, for the
saKe of the argument, it is perfectly
WATCH FOIl IT.
plain that tne "remedy proposed in the
Imposing of a 30-eent additional tax is
How can the county be expected to
work out of debt through a continua
tion of the present tax. with which, un
der the present regime, It has steadily
become more deeply involved?
liroitD Wow atnl Hornf.
The county is now in worse cohdi
lion financially than it was when the
erection of the court house was com
pleted. Though it then owed about
$1S0.0im. which the bunding cost, all
but some $rii.nMi was in the form of
bonds bearing f'i per cent interest and
provided to be retired in 10 years. Now
the county owes a sum practically equal
to the cost of the court house borrowed
in an illegal manner, and some of It
bearing as high as fi; per cent.
While the court house bonds to the
amount of $12j.hk have been retired
or will have been shortly, and a tax in
tended to and sufficient to pay the re
mainder of the cost has been collected,
(he countv has actually fallen the more
deeply in debt.
With the steady increase in expenses
wliich the l'nion r fers to can the
nresent administration, in view of its
past record. be expected. in
the next lo years to keep the county
running and at the same time pay off
the debt it has piled up in the last 10
ears without any inert ase in the rate
Vet this is tlie proposition laid be
fore the voters.
HAD THE WATCH;
DENIES HE'S GUILTY
Edward Olson Says He Does Not Know
How W. W. Whitney's Timepiece
Came to Be In His Room.
Edward Olson, employed on the
steamer Whitney, pleaded guilty to the
theft of a watch belonging to W. W.
Whitney, and was bound over to the
grand jury under $:!! bond by Magis
trate Elliott this morning. A few
nights ago Whitney's room on the lxat
was entered and a silver watch and $2
were taken. The watch was found in
Olson's room. He denies any knowl
edge of how the timepiece came to be
in his room.
Frank Miller was sentenced to five
days in the county jail by tlie magis
trate on a charge of disorderly conduct.
.lames Drake, a Moline colored boy.
aged H. was bound over on a charge
of abducting Mabel Garnett. also col
ored, aged about 14. after a hearing in
Moline last evening. The two went to
Sterling, and later the girl was caught
at Clinton, and Drake was arrested at
Nothing to Fear.
Mothers need have no hesitancy In
continuing to give Chamberlain s
Cough Remedy to their little ones, as
it contains absolutely nothing injuri
ous. I his remedy is not only perfectly
safe to give small children, but is a
medicine of great worth and merit. It
has a world wide reputation for its
cures of coughs, colds, and croup, and
can always be relied upon. For sale
by all leading druggists.
Union Exposes Unbusinesslike
Methods of Man Seeking
4S COUNTY TREASURER
Seems to Have Kept Thousands
Dollars Lying in Vaults Bear
ing No Interest.
The Union's defense of Pleasant F.
Cox as candidate for the office of coun
ty treasurer continues to be as lament
ably weak as its defense of the remain
der of the county ticket. In the latest
effort in this direction some exceeding
ly damaging assertions tire made.
One oi these is that the entire sav
ings from i!r. Cox's salary was taken
from the vaults of his office by the de
faulting deputy. This is alleged to
have left him without ready money and
in financial straits personally. There
is no reason to doubt that this is true.
The records show th?t Mr. Cox drew
his full salary. $1,700, in September of
each year. He had been paid in full
for his term of office at the lime of the
defalcation referred to. He undoubted
ly saved a large portion of the total
amount, for he did not live extrava
gantly and had other resources. Hut
if. as alleged, he allowed several thous
and dollars of his money to lie idle ac
cumulating from year to year In the
vaults of the county when there are so
many good banks in Rock Island coun
ty willing to have given him 4 per
nt interest for the use of it. and to
o;fer a safer reixisltorv than the treas
urer's office could possibly be. then Mr.
Cox assuredly is not the kind of a bus
iness man the county needs in charge
of its finances.
Siipt rviNtaiii Vii I'oor.
If, as has been intimated, the deputy
took some $i:'.00 in one lump, and it
was not missed for several weeks, it
must be confessed that deplorably poor
supervision of the office was exercised
or the amount would have been
missed at once. It would be a poor
guardian of the county's funds who
would have on hand idle such a large
sum that $i::.000 would not be missed
at a glance. On the other hand, if the
sum taken was extracted gradually, the
fact should have been noted before
the man who took it had been gone
The l'nion ends by observing that
the experience will render Mr. Cox a
ictttr official than he would have been
otherwise. That may be true. It is
also true that there are others who
have never had the experience who.
nature and training, are fitted to
ivoid such blunders as were made dur
ing Mr. Cox's administration.
ut li-r Kind of IM-rin-.
Hut, speaking of experience, why not
elect to the office a man who has dur
ing a previous term demonstrated his
ability to safely and ablv handle the
county's funds without suffering per
sonal disaster in acquiring the know
how? Such a man is John Schaftr of
ella Stoddard, Phil -Etcher -and Dr. R
Dart. r . - .
U. & U. Club Feasts. Last evening
the U. & U. club of Augustana gath
ered at the Harms and enjoyed a
sumptuous repast. The IT. & V. club
is composed of students who during
the past vacation season represented
Underwood & Uuqerwood. of New
York, in territory throughout the west
anil the affair of last evening was in
the nature of a reunion. E. W. Meac-
ham, general agent of the company
was the guest of honor and II. W. Voss
acted as master of ceremonies. The
following were present and responded
to the toasts apposite their names:
"Pikes Peak or Dust" I. F. Heline
"Dinner and Roulder"
Elmer D Hogren
"Colorado Giris" William Ntlson
"From Pueblo to Cripple Creek"...
"Hustling in the Hawkeye State"...
A. P. Rerzelins
"The People of Wisconsin"
C. A. Seagren
"Wisconsin Hot Air". .Joseph Sundeil
"The North Star Slate". .Anton Udden
"Personal Experiences". . .C. J. Strand
"l & V. Superior". . E. W. Clementson
"Anticipations" I. A. Lindberg
"What I Ought To Do".. C. E. Nelson
"High Halls from a Veteran"
E. W. Meacham
It was pronounced a rare feast both
for the physical and intellectual man
and will long be remembered by those
Six-Handed Euchre Party. Mrs. Da
vid Rothschild, at her home in Oak
lane, Davenport Wednesday afternoon
An i i...-t ,f 4.'. . - r .1
III'C- Jiini Ul 1 riu- til lilM'e mill
parties to tri-city ladies. Roses and
ferns were used with pretty effect in
the decoration of the home. Three ta
bles of six-handed euchre were played.
the Misses Elsie Klein and Selma
Froehlich assisted in scoring. Mrs. L.
Rose nstein of Moline received the tro
phy for lone hand, and Mrs. Ijouis Sil
berstein of Davenport for games. Mrs.
J. H. Simon received the guest favor.
Mrs. E. P. Adler consolation gift and
Miss Klein the favor for scoring. Lunch
was served at the tables after the game.
CHARGES ARE FILED
Information Against William H.
Healey for Renting Proper
ty for Gambling.
RESULT OF RECENT RAID
Statute Provides Fine for First Offense
and Fine and Imprisonment for
Second and Third.
State's Attorney J. K. Scott this af
ternoon filed an information in me
county court charging William H. Hea
ley with renting the property over 1815
Second avenue, for the purpose of
gambling. There are four counts of
the information, fixing the charges for
Sept. 23. 24. 25, and 2. It will be re
membered that the sheriff Sept. lh
made a raid of the property in ques
tion and confiscated a very eianoraie
gambling outfit, consisting of several
finely made tables, and other devices.
The charges made in the county court
today are a result of the raid at that
I4nlt- for OflVne.
The offense is punishable by a Tine,
the statute covering this offense being
as tonows: r.very owner, occupant.
lessee, mortgagee, or other person in
possession of any premises upon which
any gambling devises may be located,
and any person in the use, operation.
lease or other possession of ihe same.
shall be fined not less than $10u for
the first offense, and for the second of
fense shall bo fined not less than $".ott
and be confined in tlie county jail not
less than six months, and for the third
offense shall be fined not less than
$r(i0 and shall be imprisoned in the
penitentiary not less than two years
nor mote than four a ears."
S. S. Whist Club. The members of
the S. S. Whist club met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Godfrey last ev
ening and reorganized for the winter
series of parties. Whist was played.
Dr. Hada Hurkhart and E. F. Godfrey
taking head prizes and Mr. and Mrs. I.
Peck consolation prizes. Refreshments
were served and a merry time passed.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Peck, 10.50 Fourteenth
street .will entertain the dub at its
XHIRD AVENUETHROUGHTO SECOND
Specials for Saturday
"VTEN'S cross bar pure linen handkerchiefs, with hand wrought
A 1 initials. 21c.
Men's plain white hemstitched initial handkerchiefs, 8c.
Coal Hods. 10c.
Coal Shovels. 2c.
(None at Wholesale)
Those delicious fruit Jellies, lb.. 10c.
Fresh rcasted Salted Peanuts. 1 Oc.
Small lot juvenile Sweaters in fine worsted and all wool
Jersey; Buster Brown, and popular styles, a chance opportunity
at about half price. 59c.
1000 yards Persian Challies. wool finish, nice for comfort
ables. Saturday at 9:30 a. m.yd., 3ic.
10-dozen, tapestry and fancy denim Pillow Slips all made,
ready for the pillow. 7:30 p. m.. 19c.
100 pieces plain and fancy Ribbons up to 5 inches wide, to
close out quick, up to 38c values, yd.. 12C.
Men's fancy pihk and blue fleece lined Union Suits, Satur
day all day. $1.00 suits for 59c.
Ladies' 50c fleece lined ribbed Vests and Pants, slightly
imperfect, all day. if they last. 22c.
Heavy silk frill Elastic, half price, per yd., 10c.
Fleeced and percale house Wrappers. 59c.
Children's winter long Coats, all ages, nicely trimmed,
at SI. 10.
Ladies' handsome $5.50 lace Waists, all silk lined, $2.75.
Dollar fountain Pens, with solid gold pens, 50c.
New style Peter Pan 50c Purses, all colors. 25c. .
Good tar Soap, best for chapped hands, 2 cakes for 5c.
Floor oil Cloth, in remnants and samples pieces, per
yd.. 15 and 12c.
Magazine Stands, weathered oak 4 shelves, 95 C.
Women's extra heavy fast black 1 8c Hose, 1 0c.
Women's $3.00 welt Shoes, not all sizes, pair. $1.89.
Table oil Cloth, slightly imperfect, per yd., 9c.
Fancy striped Ticking, yd.. 8ic. .
Mill lengths-.. 7c turkey red Prints, yd., 4f C
16 x 24 in. damask' Tray Cloths, with one row hemstitching
all day Saturday, each 1 Oc.
(Lire n Department)
Musical program in the evening.
: SOCIAL AFFAIRS.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
Kindly received and puM ished. tint
in either ense the identity of the sender
most li made known, to insure relia
bility. ritlcn notices should bear sig
nature and address. J
Recital Pleases. A fair sized audi
ence greeted the soloists and the cho
rn-? of 10 violins in the first of a series
of three recitals at the Y. M. C. A. au
ditorium last evening and the rendi
tion of the excellently arranged pro
gram was admirable. The Misses
Clarlotte Noack and Kathryn N'o-
ack proved to be performers of rare
ability and their efforts at the piano
and with the violin respectively were
appreciated. The "Invitation to the
Dance." by Von Weber, as played by
Miss Charlotte Noack at the piano
brought out her talent to good advan
tage, showing a technic and interpre
tation rarely found in one of her years.
The chorus of 10 violins was
particularly pleasing, considering
the fact that it was composed
of beginners. Mrs. T. B. Reidy de
lighted the audience with Millilol tie's
O. Bright Star." and "Le Ballet d'
Amour." from Faust, being forced to
respond to an encore. Christian Oel-
schlaegel proved his exceptional mastery
over the violin, in his rendition of
Hansel's "Hugarian Rhapsody." In the
playing of Beethoven's Sonata, his
stacatto and harmonic work was ex
ceptionally fine. The selection from
Leonard's "Souvenir de Haydn" was
much appreciated. Madam ZSoack
plr.yed "Caprissioso," by Scharwenka.
n a manner entirely pleasing.,.
Farmer's Harvest Party. One of the
prettiest fall parties was given by the
Etnanon club, last evening at the Tow
er, t ne anair was a iarmers narvesi
party and the guests, who numbered
about 40 couples, all appeared in farm
costumes which were very unique. The
decorations of the hall were very elab
orate and in keeping with harvest ap
pointments. Sixty Jack o' Lanterns
were placed about the room with corn
stalks and ears of corn everywhere in
evidence. . Refreshments which con
sisted of apples, coffee, and sandwich
es, -were served. " The old fashioned
dances composed the dance program.
The committee in charge was compos
ed of Misses Stella Melchior nd Lu-'
Baker-Swann. Rev. Marion Humph
reys, pastor of the Central Presbyter
ian church, last evening at his home.
1014 Seventeenth street, officiate'd at
the marriage of Miss May E. Swann of
South Rock Island and Clement Baker
of Milan. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Vint
were the attendants. Mrs. Baker has
been employed at McCabe's store for
some years, and Mr. Baker is alse em
ployed in the city, where he and his
bride will make their home.
Surprise on Wedding Anniversary.
A very pleasant surprise was given
Mrs. S. J. Wood in yesterday afternoon
at her home. 922 First avenue, by IS
lady friends, it being her 30th wedding
anniversary. A guessing game was
played, in which Mrs. W. Guildenzoph
won the prize, a pretty linen towel. Re
freshments were served and a table
cloth was presented to the hostess.
Haviland Cinch Club. Mrs. C. Good
hart entertained the Haviland Cinch
club yesterday afternoon, first prize
falling to Mrs. A. Wehling, second to
Mrs. .1. Wolf rum", consolation to Mrs.
H. Sward, booby to Mrs. C. Martin. A
very pretty piece of Haviland china
was presented to the hestess.
Military Euchre Party. Mrs. A. J.
De Soland was hortess to a company
of about thirty ladies yesterday after
noon at her home. 719 Twenty-third
street. Military euchre was the diver
sion of the afternoon. Chrysanthe
mums were used in the decorations of
the home, and the hostess se.ved lunch
Reception at Tower. Brown's ' Bus
mess college of this city has invited
the Brown's colleges in Moline and
Davenport to a reception to be given
this evening at the Tower. The young
people will spend the evening in a
social way. and there will be dancing.
Dinner for Bridal Party Mr. and Mrs.
A. H. Liitt at their home 720 Twentv-
first street last evening entertained
the Liitt-Lamhert bridal party at a
champagne supper. The guests num
bered about fourteen and a very merry
evening was passed.
Surprised on Birthday. A company
of Neighbors and friends called on
Mrs. Ferdinand Schnell at her home.
! Eleventh street, last evening to
help celebrate her birthday anniver
sary. A pleasant evening was spent
at cards and lunch was served.
Thirty Club Party. The Thirty
club will give its annual Hollowe'en
party at the Tower next Wednesday
evening. The decorations will be very
elaborate and an evening of great
pleasure is anticipated.
Bazar and Supper. The ladies of
the United Presbyterian church are
planning a supper and bazar for the
sale of fancy and useful articles Friday
afternoon and evening, Nov. 23. .
Thomas II. Rand of Pittsburg, is in
the city today.
Will Johnson is confined at his home
Thomas R. Wihemp rf Che-no.n. HI.,
Is in the city today.
Miss Florence Meeker of Toulon, is
visiting relatives here.
Walter Frohman of Chicago is in
the city visiting friends.
E. T. Wilson of St. Paul. Minn., is
visiting in the city today.
Roy S. I.inderbe-k of Chicago arm
ed from Peoria this noon.
Miss Stella Parker went to Sterling
this noon to visit her sister.
Mrs. Irvin Burgh of Minneapolis is
visiting friends in the city.
Edward Brewer went to -Orion this
morning to visit his brother.
Afrs." RoUt tt-'llowers rrerrf to'-HlalTa
last evening to visit her son.
Mrs. George K. Barth or St. 1.0111s, is
in the city the guest of friends.
Charles R. Rolefson of Peoria, is in
the city today catling on friends.
Mrs. J. B. Taaks and son Albert, of
Tampico, are visiting relatives in the
A. L. Philips, district agent of the
Burlington, is in the city this after
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller of Buffalo,
N. Y.. arrived last night to visit rela
Ralph McHugh went to Galva this
morning for a brief visit with his
Mrs. Henry Kramer has gone for a
visit of 10 days with her parents south
Miss' Betsy Spencer and Kathryn
Kellogg of Sterling, are in the city
for a few days.
Guy Hoffer departed for Kansas City
this' morning after spending a ew
days in the city.
Otto Huber and sister. Miss Amelia
Huber. arrived home last night from
their European trip.
D. J. McGrath of Peoria, travelin
passenger agent of the C, P. & St. I. ,
is in the city today.
Dr. T. C. Kimble has returned to hi?
home in Abingdon after a visit at the
home of T. R. Davis.
James La Valliere of Detroit, Mich.,
arrived from Chicago this morning to
spend a few days with friends.
M. D. John, business manager of the
Sheriing Gazette, was in the city yes
terday and paid a call at The Argus.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Destelle and
daughter, of La Crosse. Wis., are visit
ing relatives. They arrived In th
city this morning from Lincoln, 111.
Mrs. T. B. Davis, Mrs. W. H. Mar
shall. Mrs. F. W. Reimers. and Miss
Sue Denkmann composed a party that
has gone to Fort Worth. Texas, to at
tend the marriage of Miss L. R. Saun
ders and C. H. Reimers which takes
place next week in that city.
BEST POSSIBLE EVIDENCE
Our Busy Shop.
Our constantly increasing business
is the best possible evidence that our
customers appreciate our reasonably
priced and strictly tailor made clothes.
We are fitting the most particular
dressers at $23, $28. and $30.
BEAL & SCHMITT.
Illinois Theater Building.
Finest oysters and clams served on
the half shell at the Crosa Country
buffet. Rock Island, the only place in
the three cities where oysters are
served in New York style. Private
dining room for parties.
There's a Difference
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
Suits and Overcoats
$15 to $30,
Is Your Credit In Dancer?
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 tune.
Don't you think he has waited long enough for his
money? Wouldn't it be a good idea to get the money and
pay him off. This will make it better, safer and more
agreeable all around and at the same time save your cred
it. You may want to use him again in case of an emer
gency. Let us advance you the necessary cash on your
furniture, piano, horses, wagons, etc., they are not re
moved from your possession. We'll arrange the loan in
easy monthly installments, without publicity and at a fair
rate. Better come in and let us tell you more about it.
Fidelity Loan Co.,
Mltchiil & Lynde Block, Room 33. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday tvcnlng. Tolsphon
West 514. New Telephone 6011
SUIT SHOWS $245,000 GRAB
Montana Attorney General Sues Stats
,Treasurer and Predecessors.
.Helena, Mont., Oct. 2'i. Attorney
General Galen has hegun suit in the
district court against, the present statf
treasurer, J. H. Rice, his hondMucn.
and his two predecessors, A. H. I Jar-
ret t and T. E. Collins, to recover $2t.V
000 alleged to have hocn received liy
those officials as interest, on pnlilic
money deposited in banks.
A FINE TORPEDO RECORD
Second Flotilla Broke All American
Naval Marks at Newport.
. Newport. It. I.. Oct. 20. While the
second torpedo boat flotilla was in
Newport waters recently for torpedo
target practice it is reported to have
excelled any previous niarltsmanshlp
liy, a torpedo boat flotilla of the navy.
Destroy" rs Hopkins, Lawrence, Mar
Donongh. Truxton. Whipple and Wor
den fired 1 tot j does at moving tar
pcii with the destroyers racing at va
rious speeds and inadf an averase of
eight out of tin hit.-?.
If an article is imitated, the original
Is always b"st. Think It over, and
when you pro to hny that box of naive
ft) keep around the house, get PeWitt'H
Witch Hazel Salve. It is Ihe original
and Ihe name is stamped on every liox.
Good for eczema, tetter, holla, cuts and
bruises, and especially recommended
for piles. Sold by all druggists. .
If you wish a high-cUss hajr dressing, we are sure
Ayer's Hair Vigor, new improved formula, will
greatly please you. It keeps the bair toft and
smooth, males it look rich and luxuriant, prevents
splitting at the ends. And it keeps the scalp en-
rely free from dandruff, btops railing bair, alsa.
Doea not stnia or ehace i.C.XyTCm.,
1h" i'O or(lVf hir.