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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1907.
MAY BUILD CANAL
P. T. Walsh, of Davenport, Re
turns From Isthmus, Where
He Sized Up the Job.
REPRESENTED EASTERN MEN
If Their Bid is Successful He Will be
Sent to Boss the Mammoth
Tlie Panama canal may be crim
pleted under the direction of a Daven
port man. P. T Walsh of the Walsh
Construction company anil P. F. Mc
Carthy of the McCarthy Improvement
company have returned from the Isth
mus of Panax a. where Mr. Walsh went
to look over the canal on behalf of
leading New York and Philadelphia
capitalists, who will be bidders foi
the work. The government is desirous.)
of letting cut the joh to a single man
o:' combination of men. Uncle Sam
simply retaining direction of the con
struction and furnishing equipment and j
supplies, while leaving the actual ar-i
rangenirnts for and the pushing of the
work to the contracting company. j
If the men whom Mr. Walsh repre
sent d on hi.': trip se.T.ne the cent tract.
Mr. Walsh will be put in c'.iarse of the
right along in railway construction in
this country, is the famous Culebra
cut. f There for six miles a cut must be
made through the rock of 120 to 300
feet deep, and it is to be 200 feet wide
at the bottom when done."
CAUSE OF DEATH
IS THE ISSUE
In Suit of Mrs. Minnie Coulter Against
Insurance Company, Now on Trial
in Circuit Court.
Whether typhoid fever or injuries
received in an accident some weeks
previous, cau.sed the death of Harry
Coulter, is the issue in the case now
being tried in the circuit court before
Judge Gest. in which Mrs. Minnie
Coulter seeks to re-cover $5,000 from
the Travelers' Protective association
of America, with head offices at St.
Louis. Mrs. Coulter is the mother ef
Harry Coulter, and he held a peilicy
with the association for $5,000. While
employed as a traveling salesman for
the Hock I.s'and Mattress company he
sustained severe injuries in an acci
dent June 4. 1002. He was confined
fr.r some time, and received from the
company $73 indemnity for disability.
He died Aug. 20. and if as is claimed.
Ms death was due to the injuries h-?
sustained, the company is liable under
the terms for the amount of the certi
ficate. The defense is that he had
been di;-cfcariiod as cured as far as the
FOUR VOTES EACH
C. J. Lark in and Carl He lpensell
. Evenly Favored as Library
ELECTION IS DEFERRED
Successor to Colonel C. L. Walke
Must Be Chosen Notice of C. P.
. , , a " . L , 7 injures were concerned, and that hi
wtll return to the isthmus, probably . .. . . .
for a 10 years' residence.
Ilrcjt irn Vant Ooml.
He returns to Washington this week,
to l;e there when bids for the contract
will be opened next Saturday. One ob
stacle to the letting of the contract to
anyone at that time has been found in
he fact that the government has stipu
lated that a $2.0co,0oo bond be filed
with the bid, and that a $3.00'i.otio bond
be fitcd for the work. Since this bond
has been stipulated it has been found
that, as the law prohibits bonding com
panies from going on a single bond for
over 10 per cent of their capital an 1
surplus .about all the bonding compa
nies of the country would have to be
on this bond, and then there would
hardly be enough to fill it to the re
f'annl ol n Problem.
' "The canal is a big proposition, hut
no longer in any sense a problem,"
said Mr. Walsh. "It is simply a propo
sition of moving a big lot of material,
and the work is going along as well as
the weather will permit.
"They have right months of wet
Weather there, and then the rainy sea
son begins. The only big work there
that is bigger than what is being done
death was due to typhoid fever
Scaile & Marshall are the attorneys
for the plaintiff, while Jackson. Hurst
&c Stafford represent the? defendant
company. The c;'se was commences!
vesterday afternoon. an:l the selection
of a jury occupied the time until this
Licensed to Wed.
Ar'olgh A. Meyers .". . . .Tliibuque, Iowa
Elizabeth M. Thir.sen ..Dubuque, Iowa
John A. Ilurke Rock Island
Mary R. Bruner Rock Island
How to Prevent Bilious Attacks.
One who is subject to bilious at
tacks will notice that for a day or more
before the attack he is not hungry at
meal times and feels dull after eating.
A dose of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver tablets when these first symp
toms appear will ward off the attack.
They are for sale by all leading druggists.
That's the house the doctor built
The biggest house you see;
Thank goodness, he don't gr?t our mon
ey, For we all drink Rocky Mountain
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Y aXIA& T-H ft Ji
JUJi g Villi
Our Most Successful
LARGELY because they are not sales on paper, but every depart
ment is very strongly rep-esented. Merchandise which up till
recently sold at full prices is no h greatly reduced, part being short
lines or broken sizes, and some which for one reason or another we do
not care to invoice. The value-giving is entirely characteristic of Har
ned & Von Maur sales, a feature which has been instrumental in ex
tending the scope and popularity of such events in this store. The sav
ings are worthy of your immediate inspection.
Dress Goods and Silks at Wholesale Prices
PERHAPS no previous sale ever cau.sed so many tri-city women to
endeavor to anticipate their dress needs as has this the offering
of our entire stock of dress goods and silks at wholesale prices. Have
you not been wanting a dress of some particular fabric, either silk or
wool? Our well assorted stock contains the finest weaves that have
been produced, among them many charming fabrics that will be prom
inent in spring fashions. Regardless of color or grade, you may now
take your choice at actual cost to us.
This unique offer wi'l
close tomorrow even
ing at 5:30. You must
The extent of the sav
ing to you is 20 to 25
per cent. Excellent bar
Pre-Inventory Reductions in Women's Gloves
UNEQUALED values are offered in this pre-inventory sale owing to
the extreme reductions made to quickly close out certain lines,
An assortment of about seven
dozen Perrin's "Belfort" kid
gloves, two-clasp, pique sewn,
soiled, were $1.75,
now SI. 29
A lot of the "Marvel" washable
kid gloves, in sizes 5y2 and C;
light shades; were $2; to close
out at, per
16-button Suede Gloves, slightly soiled, small sizes, $3
gloves at S1.58
Soiled and odds anad ends of Golf Gloves that were 5Cc,
now half 25
LACES ARE REDUCED.
Irish Crochet, Orientals and
Cbantilly Laces; bands, ga
loons and edgings. In black,
cream and white; 45c laces,
33c; 50c laces, 23c; $1 laces,
49c; $1.25 laces, per j-ard,
63c; $2.25 laces,
Pfr yard - -"$1.25
50c Gold Plated Neck Chains,
25c; CDc and 50c Collar Sup
porters, 19c; 25c Pin Sets, H
on card, now 10c; 25c Beads,
variety of colors, 19c; $1.50
Combs, $1;. 50c Combs, 25c;
Rogers' $4 Knives and
Porks, dozen ....... S2.9S
At the regular meeting of the public
librarv directors last evening a vote
was taken on the election of a presi
dent to succeed Colonel C. L. Walker,
who has retired from the board and
been succeeded by C. P. Comegys, but
as there were four votes each for the
two candidates. Carl Hellpenstell and
C. J. Larkin, the election of a presi
dent was postponed until the next
meeting. Professor C. W. Foss presid
ed at last evening's meeting, being
elected chairman pro tem. The board
received official notice of the appoint
ment and confirmation of Mr. Comegys
as a member of the board. J. W.
Welch was unanimously elected a mem
ber of the finance committee.
Mr. Hellpenstell and James McNa
mara were appointed a committee to
adjust the insurance on the building
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution presented a petition for the use
of the art room of the library building
March 1, S, 15 and 22. for a series of
lectures which the society is planning
to give. The board granted the peti
tion. Librarian Report.
The report of the librarian for De
cember was received and placed on file,
and was as follows:
General works 401
row morning, and will be in charge of
Rev. W. S. Marquis. Burial will take
place at Chippiannock cemetery.
Charles W. Davis.
Charles W. Davis, for a number of
years a resident in this locality, died
last week in Hannibal, Mo., and the
burial took place Saturday afternoon
at that place. Mr. Davis was born in
Iowa, and resided for many years in
Davenport. He was an engineer on
the Burlington railway for a number
of years and had resided at Hannibal
for 11 years. He is survived by hi3
wife and daughter at Hannibal, his
parents who reside in Davenport, and
two brothers living in this city, Frank
H. and Leroy Davis, and four sisters,
Mrs. Harry Higgins of Davenport,
Iowa, Mrs. A. Kneberg of Moline, Mrs.
Fannie Spencer, and Miss Julia Davis
of this city.
Buried at Rock Island.
Funeral services over the remains of
Jacob Swagzy were held this morning
at Rock Island arsenal by Rev. J. F.
Lockney. The soldier was buried at
the arsenal cemetery.
FAILED TO RETURN
WAGON OR MONEY
"The Store That Saves You Money."
EXTRA SPECIALS: CORSETS.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we'll sell all Warner's and R. & G.
Rust-proof Corsets at the following prices: All $1 corsets 87c. All
$1.50 corsets $1.37. All $2 corsets $1.79. All $2.50 corsets $2.23. All
75c, 69c and 59c corsets 49c, and all 50c corsets 39c.
Clearance Sale News
Special prices have been applied to the largest as well as the smallest
lines of merchandise, of which a few of the many are mentioned:
One of Two Missing Men is Arrested
and Held to Grand Jury for
Dfcrmbrr Hill tlltiwrd.
The following bills were allowed:
A .C. McClurg & Co $135.55
Kramer & Co 1.75
Channon & Dufva 49.S0
A. W. Crampton 1.9S
Ira Carr of South Rock Island, was
arraigned before Magistrate Elliott this
morning for embezzlement, on com
plaint of Arthur Goebel.- He was hold
to the grand jury under $300 bonds, in
default of which he was committed to
the county jail. It seems that there
were two men in the case, but as yet
the other man, Hcmer Hall, has not
been apprehended, though a warrant is
out for him. The two men in partner
ship with Mr. Goebel. were selling ap
ples and onions in Moline and Goebel
furnished the horse and wagon for the
other two. Goebel claims Carr and
Hall failed to return with the horse or
money received for the onions and ap
ples. It appears they sold the horse
and wagon to a Moline grocer for $S.
Legal steps are being taken by Goebel
to recover the horse and wagon.
Carl Bergstrom was placed under
$500 to keep the peace, his wife being
the complainant. He was charged
with threatening to kill her.
$30 ladies' suits
$6.9S ladies' skirts . . .
$12.50 ladies' suits . .
$33 and $37.50 coats .
$20 ladies coats ....
$15 ladies' coats . . . .
$7.9S children's coats
$1.39 bed comforters .
25c talcum powder . .
25c toilet soap
57S2C table linen ....
15c linen crash
$1.73 bed spreads ....
20 per cent discount
$1.53 wash boilers
on cut glass.
$2.45 clothes wringers . . .
C5c bed blankets
75c cotton blankets
12ic flannelettes for
79c lace curtains
(j2l2c all wool carpet ....
39c Smyrna mats
2"c Japanese matting ....
7c indigo blue prints
10c outing flannel, yard .
10c comforter ca'.ico, yard
75c navy blue panamas . .
$1.23 black Sicilian, yard
$1 men's Monarch shirts .
$1 Parisian mohairs
G5c reversible mohairs 49c
75c all wool serge, yard 59c
10c buck towels for
9Sc linen napkins, dozen .... 85c
12c linen crash, yard 10c
$1.25 black taffeta silk .
$1.25 black peau de soie
$1 ladies' wool pants ..
5!Sc misses' union suits .
3oc fibre water pails . . .
200 yards of sewing cotton .... 2c
25 per cent discount on furs.
10 per cent discount on jewelry.
15 per cent discount on horse blank
ets. 10 to 20 per cent off on china.
Trading-Stamps in Every Section During this Sale.
Slum IliirrirH anil ewliler tonight with
the Innrsit trmprratiirr about 15 !'
(ircrs altove r.erM Weilnemla j-, fair anl
J. M. MIKHIKIt, Local I'oreeawter.
HE'S WANTED HERE
Man Who Tried Swindle at Keo
kuk Worked it Successfully
in Rock Island.
MRS. JANE YOUNG VICTIM
Temperature at 7 a. m. .10 j at 3:.t( i.
m- 2l. Maximum temperature in Innt
2.75.2-1 lioiirn -17; minimum IM. Velocity of
205.00 'nintl at S n ti mile per hour. Pre
ARE TO BE MADE
Members of Harris & Hess Company
Decline to Discuss Plans, But
Admit Mr. Harris May Retire.
In a notice appearing elsewhere in
this issue, the Harris & Hess company.
grocers, announce that important
changes are to he made in the busi
ness in the near future. While the
members, of the firm declined to dis
cuss the contemplated changes thjs af
ternoon, it was stated in response to
an inquiry that probably V. U. Harris
will retire from the business.
Rumors that L. S. McCabe will take
over the grocery business of the com
pany have been current for some time,
but this has been elenied by members
of the firm of I S. McCabe & Co., and
was again denied this afternpon. The
Harris & Hess company was organiz
ed some time ago, the stores of Hess
Bros, and Mr. Harris being consoli
dated, and thenew grocery store open
ed in the building on Third avenue and
Gustav Blaschke died at St. Antho
ny's hospital shortly after 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, death being elue
to typhoid fever, with which he had
been ill but a short time. He had been
in the employ of his brother William
Blaschke, cleaner and dyer. Mr.
Blaschke has lived in this city for 11
years. He was . born in Barsdorf,
Schlesien, Germany, July 2D, 1SCC, and
was 40 years of age. He is survived
by his brother and a s?ster, Augusta,
living in Germany. The funeral serv
ices will be held tomorrow afternoon
at the home, 1412 Fourth avenue.
Burial will take place at Chippiannock
John A. Olson.
John A. Olson died last evening at 5
o'clock at his home, 2G1S Seventh av
enue, death being due to bronchitis.
He had been ill and not able to work
for some time. He was last employed
at Rock Island arsenal. He was born
In this city May, 12, 18G0, and had
lived here all his life. The family was
bereaved about seven months ago- by
the death of his father. He Is survived
by his wife, two sons, Harry and El
mer, and . two daughters, ' Grace and
Lydia, and his mother, at home, and
one brother. William, who resides in
Moline. The funeral services will be
held at the home at 10 o'clock tomor-
Secured Deed to Property on Worth
less Check Requisition to Be
Asked for on Indictment.
Beal & Schmitt,
High class tailors, '
Illinois theater building.
Insure with Beccher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Try the pure Jewel cough drops.
For bus, baggage, express, call RoUb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
The stage of water was 5.70 at G a.
m., and 0.00 at noon.
H. T. Sicmon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 152G-1528 Fourth avenue.
Cyclemen plants in bloom. 10 cents
to 25 cents at the Long View Floral
If you like Mrs. Austin's famous
buckwheat flour, won't you kindly tell
your friends how delicious it is?
Trinity guild will meet tomorrow af
ternoon at 2: SO o'clock at the home
of Mrs. J. H. Barrett, 1120 Fourth ave
nue. Mrs. Austin's buckwheat is the real
thing fjrves you genuine old buck
wheat flavor. Be sure and get the genuine.
To make room for spring stock we
will sell all ferns, palms, azalias, etc..
at a reduced price. Long" View Floral
George Wagner, pioneer brewer and
one of the oldest residents in this city,
is lying at the point of death at his
home on Fifth avenue.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
entcenth street. Old phone west 59.
Owing to a contemplated change in
the business, we request that all bills
against this company be presented at
once. The Harris & Hess Company.
Just received by E. B. McKown, a
choice mixeHi coal from one of the best
mines In the Springfield district. It
can't Jie beat for larfy? and small heat
ers. Sells this week at $2.00 per ton,
The rain last night caused delay on
the street car lines, particularly the
Long View. Mud was washed over the
tracks in places to a depth of several
inches and during the evening the ser
vice wasjvery irregular.
It has been learned that a man giv
ing his name as Samuel James, held
at IveokuU for attempting a swindle-, is
wanted here for successfully operating
his game in Rock Island, with Mrs.
Jano Young as his victim. Under the
name of James Strong, he made a deal
for the purchase ef a certain piece of
property, paying $1,500 for it, in a
check on a local bank. Mrs. Young
did not cash the check at eyice. and
when she went to the bank to do so.
she found that there was no money
there to pay the $1,500 order with, and
learned also that Strong had secured
a loan of $300 and given a mortag
to the bank for the amount. The deed
and abstract had boon delivered to the
Mothers who give their children
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup in
variably indorse it. Children like it
because the taste is pleasant. Con
tains honey and tar. . Conforms to the
national pure food and drug law. Sold
by all druggists.
. When the cold winds dry and "crack
the skin get DaWitt's Witch Hazel
salve. Sold by all druggists. ,
Thsvt is All Leaf.
The "U. S. Inspected and
Passed'' stamp is not put on leaf
lard unless the lard is pure leaf,
but THE U. S. STAMP ON A
LARD CAN DOES NOT GUAR
ANTEE "LEAF" unless the
LABEL a'so says "leaf lard,"
and a leaf lard label is no guar
antee unless the U. S. stamp is
there also. .LOOK FOR BOTH.
The U. S. stamp is on GIL
MORE'S pure leaf lard, being
THE ONLY U. S. GOVERN
MENT INSPECTED HOUSE in
Rock Island or Moline. This
lard always has been all leaf;
not a pound of other fat goes
into it. It is made of selected
leaf and rendered in open jacket
kettles. None can be made bet
ter. Old phone west 3, new 5003.
swindler by Mrs. Young, and the in
strument, together with the mortgage
to the bank for the $:ioo loan, had been
filed in the recorder's eiffice. Action
has been taken to have the deed set
Trieil Game In Iowa.
A few days ago dispatches appearing
in the newspapers told of the arrest of a
man known as Samuel James at Keo
kuk, fer attempting a similar game, in
volving property worth $1,000. An in
vestigation was made by the authori
ties and the man held at Keokuk has
been positively identified .by means of
photographs as the man wanted here.
Strong is under indictment here for
the swindling of Mrs. Young, and the
authorities will make application for a
requisition for him as soon as the Keo
kuk authorities have disposed of the
case against him. It is believed that
the case at Keokuk is insufficient to
hold Strong or James, as he was
La Fontaine, the famous fable poet,
was a most absentininded man. Meet
ing one day in a saloon a 3-oung man,
be was so favcrabls impressed by his
conversation that he expressed, his ad
miration for him in the most flattering
terms. ' But be is jour own soil!" ex
claimed a guest in astonishment. "Is
It so?" replied the poet. "Ttien I am
the more delighted to make his acquaintance."
"For some time past I've been buy
ing a dozen eggs every week t this
store, and I invariably find two bad
ones in every elozen. Something's got
to be elonc about it," Mid an Irate
"Well." fa id the new clerk naively
and with a quiet smile, "inebbo if you
only bought half a dozen you'd only
get one bud one." Grocer's Literary
When a man writes a proposal of
marriage to a woman he has written
something that will last forever. A
woman never destroys a letter that
contains an offer of marriage. Atchi
Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the big rink
prizes, $10 to the finest dressed lady,
nickel plated skates to lady with most
novel makeup, $10 to man with most
novel makeup, nickel plated Kkates to
man with second best makeup. Utsual
Best for Home Use.
Order a case of Cross Country, the
best family beer. Rock Island Brew
ing company. Old phone west 83, new
Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing
At Beal & Schmitt'a, Illinois theater
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
is absolutely free from any opiate or
narcotic. Contains Honey and Tar.
Sold by all druggists.
All the news all the time THE
To live long it Is necessary to llv
For any disease of the skin there is
nothing better than Chamberlain's
Salve. It relieves the itching and burn
ing sensation instantly and soon effects
a cure. Sold by all leading druggists.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers, reliable
little pills. Recommended by all druggists.
Rock Island. Ilu
It is the small things, the value
we ourselves give to the moment
that makes for the difference be
tween success and failure in life.
Even so small a matter as a few
minutes lost will often deter
mine the business relations of
men for all time.
It's easy to be right. Just try
one of our watches.
10? av AVI
Rock Island, Ilu
Registration and Examination for admission 9 a. m., Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Recitations in COLLEGE, ACADEMY, and BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
begin at 8 a. m., Wednesday, Jan. 9.
DO YOU KNOW that a diploma from our THREE YEAR ACAD
EMY admits you to the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Literature and
Arts at the STATE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS?
NIGHT SCHOOL b2gins Wednesday, Jan. 9.