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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1906.
Your house or lot for a farm or
a house or lot in another loca
tion? Maybe your house is a little
too small,,, or too large. Maybe
you would like to live closer to
your work. Maybe you would
like to get out on top of the hill,
where you would have room for
a few chickens and a little as
paragus. Then come to see us. We can
give you any kind of a trade you
For Sale or
l wo tt-Toam cottages In very
good location in Davenport, on
a lot 75x150, worth $2,100; will
sell for cash or trade for desir
able Rock Island city
A cozy 5-room cottage on 8th
avenne, between 11th and 12th
streets; want to trade for good
lot oa lAs or 15th street, or oth
er desirable location; will sell
A modern 5-room cottage on 14 th
street; stone foundation, fur
nace, reception hall; will trade
for desirable property nearer
A 9-room modern house on 29th
street; cement sidewalks, laun
dry, electric lights; - want to
trade for good building lot; bal
ance in cash
A 7-room house near Long View
park; new and strictly modern;
will trade for small farm or
A 400-acre farm, located in Ma
son county, Michigan; will sell
for cash or trade for city prop
A modern S-room house on 7th
avenue; 50 feet frontage; a
splendid home; will trade for
first class building lot in good
location, or for modern G-rooni
A 9-room house on 12th street;
modern: lot 89x198; will trade
for $2,000 property with C or 7
A 9-room house, built of strictly
first class material throughout;
modern; hot water heat, fire
place, bath, etc.; pantry; stone
foundations; one block from the
Red. Blue r Elm car lines; i
worth $5,000; special
reason for sacrifice . . 4,100
A practically new 10-room mod
ern house; has every conveni
ence; quarter sawed oak finish;
hardwood floors; large lot; east
front; was originally listed with
us at $12,000; party must sell
In short or-'
A Groom house on 3rd avenue,
between 11th and 12th streets;
city water and
A modern 7-room bouse
on 12th street .'. 20
A modern 8-room flat
on 4th. avenue S2S
An 8-room house on 17th street,
near 7th avenue; hot water heat;
A good store room, with mod
ern flat upstairs, located at 7th
avenne and 17th street; rent will
be made right for good tenant.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Real Estate and Insurance.
1801J4 Second Avenue. Upstairs.
.': Old Phone 702-Y.
COUNTY JUDGE I:.
SUDDENLY SUMMONED FROM EARTH
Close of Day In Court Brings
End of Life of Venerable
PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME
Served the County Faithfully in Offices
of Trust and Responsibility
Hon. Elwin Elbert Parmenter. coun
ty Judge of Rock Island county, c:ied
J suuutiny mm evening ai o ocijck
at his home. 903 Second avenue. He
had attended to the duties of his office as
usual yesterday, and made no com
plaint of being ill, until late in the af
ternoon, about the time he was to leave
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JUDGE ELWIX E. PARMENTER.
for his home, when he complained to
Coiinty Clerk Hubbard of a shortness
of breath. He had gone hastily from his
office on the second floor of the county
building to the circuit court room, and
his illness was brought on probably by
this unusual exertion. He remained at
his office some time, however, and it
was 5:15 before he left for his home,
reaching his residence about 15 min
utes later. He complained to Mrs.
THE STORE THAT
JVete &ear Gift
Sterling silver embossed almond trays at 60
Sterling silver embossed top puff boxes at 59C
One lot of haid-painted pin trays at 65
Hand:painted ice cream plates 95?
Hand-painted cups and saucers 1.00
Spoon trays, hind painted 2.25
Celery trays, hand-painted S3. 25
Hand-painted salad dishes S3. 50
Hand-painted sugar and cream sets . . ... . . . -S-4.25
Choice collect on of pillow covers at 23c
Indies' plaid belts, special for Saturday, at 10c
Lace doilies, d fferent sizes, at g and j()
Candy Specials Saturday and Monday
Peanut candy, pound . .10c
Yankee peanut candy, pound 10c
Cocoanut candy, pound 10c
Kudges, pound 10c
Strawberry taflfy pound 10c
Molasses taffy, pound 10c
Vanilla tatty, pound 10c
Crystallized peanuts. tound 10c
Fruit cream Cindy, pound 15c
Nut fruit candy, pound 15c
Wlntergreen pittles, pound 15c
Peppermint patties, pound 15c
rip caramels, pound 15c
Nut caramels, pound 20c
Salted peanuts, pound ...13c
Fancy chocolates, pound 20c
IF CHRISTMAS HAS LEFT YOU SHORT
OF READY CASH GET A TEMPORARY
LOAN FROM US TODAY.
Probably in trying to please and make all members of
your family happy you spent a little too much money and
now find yourself a trifle hard pressed. .
Let us simplify this for you by advancing you the neces
sary cash on your furniture, piano, horses, wa'gons, etc.
You can repay the loan in small easy payments as you are
able, and the sooner you pay the . less it will cost you.
Quick service, courteous treatment and the strictest pri
vacy. Hadn't you better see us today.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lyade Block, Room SS ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Ofllee hears 8 . nt. to 0 p. m. aI Satarday evening. Telephone Weat
S14. New Telephone 6011.
Parmenter that he was suffering from
a shortness of breath, and a physician
was summoned at once. He died with
in a very short timet heart failure hav
ing been produced.
Death a Severe Shock.
Word of Judge Parmenter's death
caused a severe shock to the members
of the bar his associates at the court
house, and to the entire community. He
had appeared in better health than
usual the last few days, and had with
his accustomed devotion to the duties
of his office, administered the affairs
of the county court. A strong trait of
his character is shown by the fact that
even last evening Ire remained in his
I office and disposed of several probate
matters. In the entire county he was
held in the highest esteem, and at the
offipp nf rnnntv 1m1p-f for the sppnnil
tcm nuu t;..i,,.
Xatlve of Count;.
Judge Parmenter was a native of this
county, where he had been before the
public for many years, as a practition
er and in public office. He was born
in Andalusia township June 24, 1843,
and was a son of Lorenzo and Kezia
Parmenter, one of the early families
of the county. For some time he at-
tended school at Muscatine, and later preserved what is probably the most
he entered the University of Michi- complete political history of Rock Is
gan, graduating from the law depart- !and county. By preserving the rec
ment at Ann Arbor. Shortly after his ords of the various elections for years.
graduation he located in this city, and
for about 33 years had resided here,
After practicing law for some years.
he was elected state's attorney of the I
county in 1S72, and continued in this!
office until 1SS4, administering the of
fice in a most successful manner. His
record was distinguished not only by
the greatest energy and ability, but
by the conscientious, painstaking man
ner in which he devoted himself to his
duties, characteristics which in his
later service as county judge were
again emphasized. No better evidence
of his success in the administration of
the office of state's attorney could be
cited than the fact that during the en-
tire time that he held the office, no in-
dictment which he prepared was
In Noted 1'ronecut Ion.
During his ,term as state's attorney,
Judge Parmenter prosecuted one of the
SAVES YOU MONEY"
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most noted criminal cases In the his
tory of the county, the Heilwagon
murder trial, in which he, with the as
sistance of Hon. William Jackson, se
cured a conviction that resulted in the
death penalty for the prisoner,
The case stands as one of the histori
cal events of the county. The defense
was represented by Hon. Patrick
O'Mara and J. L. Haas.
Ilecame Manter In Chancery.
After retiring from the office of
state's attorney, Judge Parmenter en
gaged for several years in the practice
of his profession, until he was honored
with tho annnintmpnt as mnnsfor In
Lhancerv a posItlon he heid for six
years. In 1902 he was elected county
judge, and last November was reelected
to that office.
Faithful to All TruHtM.
As in all positions of trust he had
held, he conducted the office in an hon
est, conscientious and careful manner,
devoting himself closely to his duties.
Technical and methodical in his admin
istration, he transacted the enormous
business or tne county court In a man
ner best to serve the interests of the
community. In everyday life he was
an earnest Christian, and a-faithful
I member of the First Methodist church.
His faithfulness to his friends was
one of the beautiful traits of his char
acter, and one of his last acts was to
send a handsome wedding gift to a
young man who had been a protege of
Kept Political Illxtory.
Judge Parmenter had compiled and
he nad secured a complete history of
the politics of the count'.
It has been suggested that, if the
family is willing, the bar association
might take steps to have this book pre-
served among the official records of
The Surviving Family.
Judge Parmenter is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Anna Parmenter, and three
brothers, Edward I Parmenter of Gil-
man, Iowa, George D. Parmenter of
Grinnell, Iowa, and Willard E. Parmen-
ter of Andalusia.
The funeral services will be held
from the bereaved home Sunday morn-
ing at 11 o'clock. Rev. R. B. Williams,
pastor of the First Methodist church.
will conduct the services. The mem
bers of the family have requested that
no flowers be sent.
Judge Parmenter was a member of
Trio lodge. No. 57, A. F. and A. M.;
Rock Island chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.;
Rock Island commandery. No. 18,
Knights Templar, and of Kaaba tem
ple of the Mystic Shrine. He had held
various offices in the different Masonic
orders, and was held among the frater
nity, as he was everywhere, in the
highest respect and esteem.
liar Annoelalinn Acta.
At a special meeting of the bar
association mis anernoon. caned on
account of the death of Judge Parmen
ter, plans were made for holding a
memorial for Judge Parmenter at the
same time the memorial exercises are
held for the late Colonel E. J. Searle.
These services will be held early in
the January term of court. On motion
the bar association requested Judge
W. H. Gest to adjourn the circuit court
for the remainder of the day, out of re
spect for . Judge Parmenter. Judge
Gest, in acceding to this request, made
a feeling statement of the shock which
Judge Parmenter's death had been to
him, and told of how he had been im
pressed yesterday with the fact that
Judge Parmenter appeared to be In
even better health than usual.
To Attend Funeral.
The association decided to attend
the funeral services Sunday morning
in a body, together with the county
officers, and the members will meet a
the court house at 10:30 and proceed
to the home.
A committee of three, composed of
Hon. E. W. Hurst, J. B. OakJeaf. and
H. A." Weld, was appointed to niako
arrangements for the bar association'
part in the funeral services.
A committee composed of B. . F.
Peek, Hon. William Jackson. W J. En-
triken, E. D. Sweeney, and J. L. Haas.
was appointed to prepare fitting reso
lutions, and this committee was also
authorized to make arrangements H
conference with the committee on a
memorial for Judge Searle, to prepare
for the memorial exercises.
The meeting of the bar association.
at which the newly elected president,
Judge C. J. Searle presided, was one
of the largest attended that has been
held for some time.
Miss Mary Roehr Is visiting friend3
Miss Winifred Ashley and Leon Ash
ley, both of Champaign, who have been
visiting at the home of Mrs. H. H.
Hensley, have gone to Clinton to spend
a couple of days there before return
Carl Flood and Martin Anderson are
delegates from Klippan lodge of the
Scandinavian Good Templars to the an
nual meeting of the Fourteenth dis
trict which will be held at Chicago.
The tri-city delegation departs tonight
for the convention.
STATE TAX RATE STANDS
State Commission Fixes it at 50 Cents
; . on the Hundred.
. Springfield, 111. Dec. 28. The state
tax commission has. fixed the rate of
Illinois at .50 cents on the. $100 valua
tion. Of this amount 40 cents is for
general revenue, and the additional 10
cents Is for school purposes. The rate
is the same as last year.
Colonel Blunt of Rock Island Ar
senal Tells Aldermen of Via
CONSIDER MAYOR'S MOVE
After Thorough Discussion of Question,
Council Adjourns Without Tak
ing Any Action.
At the meeting of the city council
last evening in committee of the whole
for the purpose of considering the
plans proposed by the mayor for the
improvement of the Twenty-fourth
street viaduct when It is reconstructed,
Colonel S. E. Blunt of Rock Island ar
senal was present, and in detail ex
plained the plans for the rebuilding of
the bridge. The council thoroughly
discussed the situation, and after hear
ing Colonel Blunt, and examining the
mayor's plans, adjourned to meet on
call of the mayor, in case he Is able to
secure any further plans.
To Eliniimute Turn.
Colonel Blunt explained his recom
mendations, which have been approv
ed. They include the elimination of
the sharp turn at the north end of the
stone approach, by constructing the
viaduct over the railway tracks in the
form of a sweeping curve, beginning
at the shore line, and extending to the
stone approach. The viaduct is to be
in the form of a girder bridge, with
the girders extending above the floor,
and forming a fence answering the
same purpose as that on the viaduct at
present. The viaduct as planned will
be a foot higher than at present.
Draninic" llelng; Prepared.
Drawings are now being prepared,
and bids are soon to be invited for the
rebuilding of the bridge, and Colonel
Blunt stated last evening to the coun
cil that any suggestion of a change in
the plans must be made promptly, or it
will be too late.
KILLED BY TRAIN
Hans Vogt, Former Proprietor of St.
Louis House, Meets Fatal Ac
cident. Hans Vogt. one of the best known
German residents of Davenport, was
struck by a Rock Island train near his
residence, 1S22 Bowditch street, about
5:30 last evening and so badly injured
that he died in a few hours. It is sup
posed that he was crossing the track
though no one saw the accident and
the victim did not recover conscious
ness. Mr. Vogt was C5 years of age
and for many years conducted the St.
Louis house across the river. He leaves
a number of children.
William Enternach. one of the pion
eer farmers of Whiteside county, died
at the Watertown hospital yesterday
from a general breakdown due to ad
vanced age. He was born in Penn
sylvania 75 years ago and in early life
came to Whiteside count'. For a num
ber of years lie had lived in the city
of Sterling. He had been an inmate
of the hospital but a few months.
Funeral services over the remains
of William J. McCarthy will be held
tomorrow morning from the Sacred
Heart church. The services will be
conducted by Rev. J. F. Lockney.
Burial will take place at St. Margaret's
EPIDEMIC AT ALMSHOUSE
Quarantine is Ordered at Warren
County Court House.
Monmouth. 111.. Dec. 28. Much inter
est is manifested here over the diph
theria epidemic now prevailing at the
Warren county almshouse. The first
victim was a 14-year-old boy, who was
removed to the pesthouse, where he
died. Since then five new cases are re
ported. The authorties have ordered a
thorough fumigation and strict quaran
tine. Two cases are also reported in
this city, but no fears of a spread of
the disease are entertained.
Militia Receives Talcott Trophy.
Rockford. 111., Dec. 28. The Talcott
tronhv." presented to company H. and
K of the Third regiment by Wait Tal
cott of this city, was formally received
by the militia at a p-ibiie meeting last
night. The presentation speech was
made by General James M. Bell, retir
ed. The trophy a silver cup valued at
$700, is offered cs a pri7.5 in the annual
rifle competition of Rockford compan
ies. Frank O. Lowden an Elk. -Dixon,
111., Dec. 28. Congressman
Frank O. Lowden of the Thirteenth
district, Judge R. Farrand of the Sixth
judicial district. Senator Charles H.
Hughes of the Thirty-fifth district, and
several other Dixon men were last
night initiated into the Elks.
Bank Teller Pleads Guilty.
Kansas City, Dec. 28. William C.
Anderson, former assistant paying tell
er of the First National bank of this
city, pleaded guilty to the embezzle
ment of $9,000 of the bank's funds and
was sentenced to four years in the
NOW IS THE TIME TO SATISFY YOUR APPETITE. WE ARE
CUTTING THE BIG CRAWFORD COUNTY, NEW YORK, CHEESE.
IT IS PRONOUNCED TO BE THE BEST PRODUCED. THE LAR
GER THE CHEESE THE BETTER THE CURE. ORDERS SHOULD
BE PLACED AT ONCE.
20 pounds granulated
Jello-O, per package,
Jelly Relish, per pack
Yeast Foam, per pack-
4 pounds washing soda
3 barrels 20th Century
matches . 2
20th Century soap
12 bars soap
C lbs. California prunes,
4 lbs. dried apples
4 lbs. dried lima beans
4 qts. dried navy beans
4 qts. dried peas
10 lb. sack New York
10 lb. sack corn meal
Blue Ribbon pancake
flour, per doz 92
2 lb. can Golden Sheaf
corn, per doz 58
Sole agent for
Eaco and Big Jo Flour
and Sealshipt Oysters
112 W. Seventeenth Street
RALLY OF EPWORTH LEAGUES
Members of Nine Societies in Three
Cit.'es Hear Daniel H. Brummirt.
The Epworth leagues of the trl-citiea
held a rally at the First Methodist
church last evening, nine societies
from the three cities being represented.
Daniel H. Brummitt of Chicago, assist
ant editor of the Epworth Herald, in
the absence of S. J. Herben, delivered
an able and instructive address, speak
ing of the work accomplished by the
league and of the work awaiting the
members. Music was furnished by a
ladies' quartet from the Swedish Meth
odist church of Moline.
Shoots Woman; Commits Suicide.
St. Louis, Mo.. Dec. 28. Al Davidson
shot and probably fatally wounded his
landlady. Mrs. Frieda Weigel, and then
committeed suicide, following a quar
rel. No more
2 lb. can Rock Island
corn, per doz 75
2 lb. can Early June peas,
per doz 93
2 lb. can French Red
Kidney beans, per doz 03c
2 lb. can wax beans,
Ier UJZ 95
2 lb. can string beans,
I,or doz 95
2 lb. can succotash, per
3 lb. can hominy, per
3 lb. can tomatoes, per
doz- -: SI. 10
2 lb. can green lima
beans, doz 9T
3 lb. can pumpkin, per
3 lb. can pears, per
3 lb. can apple butter,
I,er doz 95tf
2 lb. can blackberries, per
2 lb. can red raspberries,
2 lb. can strawberries, per
Pet Cream, per
Oil sardines, per
The thoughtful and wise know
that satisfaction is a thing .they
cannot buy. We desire to tell the
wise and convince the unwise
that satisfaction goes with every
job of plumbing we do.
ARE ALREADY CUTTING ICE
Muscatine Icemen Fear River May Re
main Open Again.
Ice men of Muncatine have already
developed symptoms of panic at the
open weather that has prevailed so far
this winter and some have begun to
cut ice in the sloughs above the city
for next summer's supply. The larger
dealers, however, still believe that
there will be plenty of Ice before
Watch the old year out and the new
year in at the big rink raceB, fancv
exhibitions, etc. Skating with band
music until 12 o'clock. . New Year'j
day skating, morning 9 to 12, a good
time to learn, afternoon 2 to 5, an-1
evening 7:30 to 11. Band both after
noon and evening.
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As now made, Ayer's Sarsapaniia does not con
tain the least particle of alcohol in any form what
ever. sYou get all the tonic and alterative effects,
without stimulation. When a stimulant is needed,
your doctor will know it, and will tell you of it.
Consult him freely about our remedies.
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