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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1907.
OPEN BIDS FEB. 12
Advertisements Out Giving Spec
ifications for Viaduct
NEW STRUCTURE HEAVIER
tlon along with other terms of the pro
posals. As in all government work the con
tractors must observe the terms of the
8-hcur law. A guaranty of ?5,000 must
be offered by each bidder.-.
Capable of Supporting Brick Roadway
New Concrete Piers Will
Commandant S. E. Blunt of Rock Is
land arsenal, has sent out advertise
ments for bids for the construction of
the new bridge and viaduct across
Sylvan slough at Twenty-fourth street
for which an appropriation of $125,000
was made by congress at the close of
the last session. The bids will be re
ceived up to Feb. 12, being opened at
2 p. m. on that date.
The specifications call for a heavier
structure than the present one, one of
sufficient strength to bear -a brick floor
20 feet in width with reinforced con
crete sidewalks. For the present, how
ever, three inch plank will be used in
the flooring. There will be four con
crete piers in addition to the ones on
which the present bridge rests, and
the viaduct over the railway tracks on
Second avenue will be covered at ex
posed parts with a fireproof coating of
concrete. The floor of the viaduct will
be concrete. To eliminate the present
curve on that structure there will be a
gradual bend from the south shore line
to the north end of the present mason
ry approach. Other changes will be
the elevation of the viaduct and of the
parapet walls outside the sidewalks on
Eight Span In All.
There will be eight spans altogether
In the new bridge, four of 75 feet, two
of 74 feet, one of 06 feet and one of
S3 feet. The contractor is to remove
the old bridge and may use the old ma
terial as far as possible under the spe
cifications. The date of beginning ant!
completing the work is left to the bid
POLICE HAD RETURNED
MONEY TO THE THIEF
Alderman Makes Claim for Constituent
Too Late, For Offender Had
Been There First.
MINE IS FLOODED
Shaft at Cable Suddenly Filled
With 22 Feet of Water Sat
Having served a sentence in the
county jail for stealing a razor and SO
cents in change, John O'Xeil Saturday
returned to the police station and
claimed the articles removed from his
person at the time he was arrested.
Among the things the police found
when O'Xeil was searched was the 80
cents, the property of another man and
part of the material evidence against
O'Xeil. O'Xeil was given the money
Saturday with the other thins?, how
ever. Saturday evening Alderman teK-
hart, in behalf of one of his constitu
ents. whose property the money had
been, called at the police station and
requested the change. He was inform
ed that the thief had been given the
money. .From reports. O'Xeil managed
to put himself in a condition of hap
piness for tne moment tnrougn the
purchasing power of the money in var
O'Xeil in the county jail was the
victim of the kangaroo court, and was
sentenced to punishment in the form
of 21 slaps with a leather belt belong
ing to the other prisoners.
MEN WERE NOT AT WORK
Deaths Certain Under Ordinary Condi
tions Tracks Washed Out and
Trains Are Delayed.
RUNS INTO OPEN SWITCH
Lake Shore Passenger Strikes Freight
Standing on a Siding.
Blissfield. Mich., Jan. 21. One train
man was killed and a number of pass
engers injured, one fatally, when an
east bound Lake Shore passenger train
ran into an open switch-last night at
Riga and collided with a freight train,
derailing and overturning all the
ders and will be taken into considera-. 60S9.
Best for Home Use.
Order a case of Cross Country, the
best family beer. Rock Island Brew
ing company. Old phone west S9, new
A rush of water due to the heavy
rains and the melting of the snow
Saturday afternoon filled the Coal Val
ley Mining company's mine at Cable
and in a short time the shaft was filled
to a depth of 22 feet. Fortunately the
mine was idle Saturday, and there
were no workmen in the mine, for had
the miners been at work as usual at
that hour, about 3:30 in the afternoon,
a number of deaths would undoubtedly
have resulted. Owing tp the condition
of the coal market during the week,
the mine was idle Saturday, and there
was no one in the shaft.
. The men were et to work today to
pump out the water, a task that will
require several days, and if the water
continues to flow into the mine, it may
be some time before work can be re
Track AVaahrd Out.
Cable was shut off Saturday after
noon by rail, the Rock Island's tracks
being washed out about one and one
half miles from the village to such
an extent that no trains could get over
In the Rock river bottoms the Rock
Island's tracks were made unsafe for
the passage of trains in several plac
es, and during the afternoon and eve
ning and until 4:20 yesterday morning
no trains were run over the track near
Milan. One passenger train came
through yesterday, and today the track
was again solid, and the water had
gone down so that traffic was resumed.
The tracks were also washed some
what between Coal Valley and Orion,
and delays were occasioned there for
some time Saturday afternoon.
Trouble on Mnln I. Int.
Some difficulty was experienced on
IIOHK f M im CQ) 5 "P (G) IM M'lPCCIKi la HOME
PATTER X S. TMHJLIJ! U VII iJIrtWW PATTERN'S,
Our Aniroal White Sale
A rid Annual Clearance Sale OpenTomorrow
'THE SAVING advantages of these two annual merchandise events are
well known to Tri-City women, and these sales are increasing in
scope and importance in proportion to the growth of the store. Espe
cial emphasis is placed on the Muslin JJnderwear values. Almost daily
vord comes to us f . -& ihat owing to present market
conditions former prices on cotton goods cannot be duplicated. Had
not those under muslins been ordered many months ago, we would not be
able to offer them at the low prices of this sale. In points of variety, ex
cellence of materials, neat, tasteful trimming., the garments of this sale
are unexcelled. . "
Garments at 25c
CORSET COVERS, NIGHT GOWNS, DRAWERS,
SKIRTS AND CHEMISES OF GOOD, FIRM MUS
LIN, CAMBRIC AND NAINSOOK. GOOD, FULL
PROPORTIONS, AND ARE TASTEFULLY TRIM
MED WITH EITHER LACE, EMBROIDERY, HEM
STITCHING OR TUCKS. THE STYLES ARE
WELL SELECTED AND THERE IS NOT A GAR
MENT INCLUDED BUT WILL COMPARE WELL
WITH HIGHER PRICED ONES.
Garments at 50c
NIGHT GOWNS, CORSET COVERS, DRAWERS,
SKIRTS AND SKIRT CHEMISES, OF GOOD
QUALITY MUSLIN, CAMBRIC AND NAINSOOK.
NIGHT GOWNS, WITH HIGH, LOW, V AND
ROUND NECKS, TRIMMED WITH EITHER LACE
OR EMBROIDERY. DRAWERS ARE WIDE UM
BRELLA OHEN OR CLOSED STYLES. SKIRTS
HAVE DEEP AND FULL FLOUNCES OF LACE
Garments at 98c
SKIRTS, SKIRT CHEMISES, NIGHT GOWNS,
DRAWERS AD CORSET COVERS, MADE OF
SHEER CATO-IC, NAINSOOK AND HIGH GRADE
MUSLIN. cfclNTILY TRIMMED WITH LACES
AND EMBROIDERIES. GARMENTS THAT IN
MANY, RESPECTS ARE WORTH $1.50. NIGHT
GOWNS ALONE ARE SHOWN. IN 10 DIFFERENT
STYLES. tVERY WOMAN WILL BE ENTHU
SIASTIC OVER THESE.
Garments at $L48
NIGHT 'GOWNS, DRAWERS, SKIRTS, CORSET
COVERS AND SKIRT CHEMISES IN BEAUTI
FUL LINGERIE EFFECTS, DAJNTILY TRIMMED
WITH LACES AND EMBROIDERIES THAT MARK
THESE AS GARMENTS OF THE HIGHEST CHAR
ACTER. THE VARIOUS LINES OF GARMENTS
ARE SHOWN IN A BROAD VARIETY OF STYLES
AFFORDING GREAT FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
Exquisite Hand-Made French Underwear
MADE by the French peasant women in their clean, healthful country homes at times when they were
not busy with other labors. These garments show to an unusual degree the marvelous skill of the
French women in the handling of the needle. Graceful designs, in delicate floral, spray and eyelet effects
ornament the various pieces. Special introductory prices have been placed on many pieces, affording you
the opportunity of procuring muslin underwear of the highest order at very modest prices.
Chemises, 98c to $3.50
Corset Covers, $1.75 to $2.95
Gbwns, $3.25 to $6.50 . 3-piece Matched Sets $12.95
Drawers, $1.50 to $3.95; Skirts, $7.50 to $10.
the Rock Island's main line, and trains
were compelled to run slow in'many
places, but no washouts are reported,
Yesterday traffic was delayed by the
high winds somewhat, but the trains
were running nearly on schedule time
again today. The high water put the
Burlington's track near Henderson In
unsafe condition yesterday, and the
morning train, from St. Louis, due here
at 7:15, did not arrive until 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The train was
delayed on the St. Louis division, and
it was necessary to run to Rock Island
by way of Galva and Alpha. The track
near Henderson is newly constructed
work, and was quickly put out of com
A nnkra, But Ana In Dozpm.
Old Winter came out of his siesta
Saturday evening with the suddeness
of one who has suddenly become con
scious of a duty unperformed and
hastens to make up for lost time. Sat
urday night and yesterday he attended
pretty closely to his knitting, but last
night he relapsed into another doze.
and the mercury is nc v creeping back
to its habitual level and the record of
no zero weather in nearly two years
The lowest point reached was 6 de
grees above which was attained early
last evening. The drop of 40 degrees
Saturday night came with the country
flooded with the rain of two days and
melting snow and while the rising wa
ters in creeks and rivers were checked
the conditions that ensued were
scarcely more to be desired. The wa
ter accumulated in low places every
where froze solidly over and streams
that were not covered became full of
Ire IllockM Trarkn.
Peculiar difficulty was experienced
yesterday on the Long View street car
line, the big pools of water covering
the tracks having frozen solid, and
made it impossible to run the cars until
a crew of men had dug away the ice
from the rails. The largest field was
at Thirtieth street and Eighteenth av
enue, where a large area had been
flooded with water Friday and Satur
Itlown Sinokrstni'k Dono.
In Davenport the wind of Saturday
night blew down one of the big steel
smokestacks of the glucose works. It
fell across one of the buildings, crush
ing the brick wall, and the top landed
in the cemetery adjoining on the east,
smashing a number of headstones.
WAS REARED HERE
William H.Lee, Who Died Sud
denly at Evanston Heme,
Native of This City.
FATHER ONCE A BANKER
San Born in Log House on Site of
Rock Island Club Building .
Stroke Oar at Yale.
The funeral services over the re
mains of Charles Powell, the 8-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Powell,
who died at his home in Chicago,
Saturday morning, from a brief Ill
ness with typhoid fever and spinal
meningitis, were held at the home of
Mrs. Althea Dean, 909 Second avenue,
this afternoon. Rev. W. S. Marquis,
pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian
hurch, conducted the services. The
family resided in Chicago when the
child was taken sick, and were prepar
ing to move to Davenport, where they
lived for a number of years before re
moving to Chicago. Burial took place
at Chippiannock cemetery.
Mrs. Bridget Corcoran.
Mrs. Bridget Corcoran, for many
years a resident of this city, died last
evening about 11 o'clock, at her home.
First street and Sixth avenue, from
old age. She was born in Canada and
was 85 years of age. Her husband
was killed by lightning about 25 years
ago. shortly after coming to this city.
and since that time she had been alone
in the world. Nothing is known of
any relatives. She was well educated
and was, in her younger days, employ
ed in many of the prominent families
in this city. Burial will take place to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock from St.
Funeral services over the remains of
William Trittle, who died at the Water-
town hospital a few days ago, were
held at the Knox undertaking parlors
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The serv
ices were conducted by Rev. E. D.
Mennicke, assistant pastor of the Ger-
man Lutheran cnurcn. cunai luut
place at the Lutheran cemetery.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. John Healey were held this morn
ing at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's
church, and the services were conduct
ed by Dean J. J. Quinn. Burial took
place at Calvary cemetery.
Camile De Vriese Funeral. j
Funeral services over the remains
of Camile De Vriese were held at St.
Paul's church yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock. The services were conduct
ed by Father J. B. Culemans. Burial
took place at St. Mary's cemetery.
Dangers of a Cold and How to Avoid
More fatalities have their origin In
or result from a cold than from any
other cause. This fact should make
people more careful as there Is no
danger whatever from a cold when It is
properly treated in the beginning. For
many years Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy has been recognized as the most
prompt and effectual medicine in use
for this disease. It acts on nature's
plan, loosens the cough, relieves the
lungs, opens the secretions and aids
nature in restoring the system to a
healthy condition. Sold by all leading
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
is absolutely free from any opiate or
narcotic.' Contains Honey and Tar.
Sold .by. air druggists. -
William H. Lee, who was a promin
ent young man in Rock Island in the
late CO's, and who was born and reared
in this city, died suddenly at his home
at Evanston Saturday night while read
ing the accounts of the Kingston disas
ter in the newspapers. His remains
were found by his son, William Lee,
Jr. The dead man was an attorney
and had been a resident of Evanston
for 25 years.
Mr. Lee was the son of William L.
Lee, who was at one time president
of the banking firm of Negus. Os
borne & Lee, and earlier engaged in
other 4ines of business. The son was
born in a log house on the site of the
present home of the Rock Island club.
The building which the club now oc
cupies was erected by the elder Lee.
The son received his early education
in the public schools of the city and
from here went to Yale, where he
soon became famous as an athlete.
For three years he was stroke oar on
the varsity crew. He graduated from
Yale in 1S70 and the family removed
from this city about that time. William
H. Lee had not visited this city for
Opened Itlnrk Hawk Mine.
William L. Lee was a member of the
firm of Lee, Judd & Lee which opened
the Black Hawk mine in Colorado,
which proved a big money maker and
which is still operated. Others Inter
ested in the venture at that time were
the late Dr. Gait, J. H. Langley. and
George M. Pullman, founder of the
great car shops. The steam quartz
crushing mill which this company used
was the first one operated in Colorado.
It was hauled from this city by ox
teams, being taken across the river on
the ice before the days of the waon
IN THE CHURCHES.
UNEQUALLED VALUES IN
Draperies & Stoves
COMPARE OUR OFFERINGS WITH THE BEST ANY
WHERE AND SEE HOW C O N C L U S I V ELY BETTER
IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO FURNISH A HOME, SEE
US BEFORE .YOU BUY, AS WE HAVE SOME BIG MON
EY SAVING INDUCEMENTS TO OFFER YOU.
Big . Part of Our Spring
Line of R.ugs
IS ALREADY HERE AND OUR SALESMEN WILL BE
PLEASED TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE CONSIDER THE
STRONGEST LINE OF GOOD RUGS EVER BROUGHT
TO THE WEST. THEY INCLUDE BEAUTIFUL PAT
TERNS AND COLORS IN TAPESTRY, BRUSSELS,
BODY BRUSSELS, AXMINSTERS, VELVETS, WILTONS.
IT'S A LINE YOU MUST SEE. THERE ARE NONE
BETTER; FEW AS GOOD.
Furniture & Carpet
123-125 WestTKird Street, Davenport, la.
Trinity Episcopal. Trinity guild will
meet with Mrs. T. J. Donahue, 2502
Eighth avenue, Wednesday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock.
St. Margaret's guild will give a cof
fee and apron sale at Trinity chapel,
corner Seventh street and Fourth av
enue Thursday afternoon from 2 to 5
First Baptist. Prayer service will be
held Wednesday evening in the church.
The monthly thimble party of the
Ladies' Aid Society will be held at the
home of Mrs. A. H.' Pollard, 722 Eigh
teenth street Friday afternoon.
Grace Lutheran. The Acme society
will meet this evening at the home of
Mrs. Hardin, 1005 Fourth avenue, Mo
line. The joint board of the church meets
this evening at 7:30 in the church.
The annual congregational meeting
will be held tomorrow evening at 8
o'clock in the church.
The weekly prayer service will br
held Wednesday evening in the lec
The confirmation classes will meet
Friday evening at 7:30 and Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock in the lecture
Broadway Presbyterian. Prayer
service will be held Wednesday even
ing. Hope Thompson wijl be the
The Ladies' Aid society- will meet
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A. D.
Sperry 1009 Twenty-first street.
Friday afternoon the Women's Mis
sionary society will meet with Mrs. C.
B. Ward, 530 Twenty-third street.
The Juniors will meet in the pri
mary room Friday afternoon at 4
Central Presbyterian. Tomorrow
evening at 7:30 the Young Peoples'
Social league will give an auction
party in the Sunday school room.
Wednesday evening at :30 prayer
meeting will be held, the service will
he preparatory to the celebration of
holy communion next Sunday. After
the service there will be a meeting of
The Ladles' Aid society will give a
coffee in the Sunday" school room
Thursday evening, at which time they
will hand in the dollars that they have
earned and tell how they were earned
in rhyme. ; .
Friday afternoon at. . 3 o'clock the
Woman's Missionary society will mee
at the home of Mrs. i Marion Hum
phreys, 1014 Seventeenth street.
The teachers training class . will
meet Friday evening at .7: 30 with Rev.
and Mrs. Marlon . Humphreys, 1014
United Presbyterians-Prayer serv
ice will be held Wednesday evening.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon with Mrs. G. W. Red
dig, 1517 Ninth avenue.
Free Methodists -A holiness meeting
will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30.
Wednesday evening a cottage meet-
The Law is Universal.
Your teeth may obtain divorce
upon the grounds of "neglect,"
"ill health" or "poor dentistry."
I Can Prevent Divorce
1715 SECOND AVE
The London Building,
The Reliable Loan Office
Money at the Lowest Interest.
Loans on Any Article of Value.
Can Fit Everybody From the Smallest to the Largest.
Also Carry a Line of Second
Hand Clothing and Shoes.
An Entirely New Loan Office That Treats Everybody on the Square.
A. POLLOCK. 1911 2d Ave.
Ing will be held at the home of Paul
Melmns, 321 Seventeenth avenue, Mo
lina Prayer services will be held Thurs
day evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Memorial Christian. The men of
the church will meet in the church
Prayer service will be held Wednes
The annual congregational meeting
will be held Friday, evening in the
church. The ladies of the church will
serve supper to the members from 5
to 7 o'clock.
First Methodist. The Ladies' Aid
society will hold Its monthly coffee at
the home of Mrs. B. E. Jones, 912
Twenty-second street Friday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. -
Prayer meeting and Sunday school
teachers' meeting will be held Wed
nesday evening In the church.
THE FAIR ENDS ABRUPTLY
Police Clear the Hall When Disorder
Reigns Saturday Evening.
The Eagles fair in Moline at the
Turner hall ended abruptly Saturday
evening when the police ordered every
one from the building after a scene of
disorder had been created. The trou
ble was started by Theodore Anderson
of East Moline, it seems, when he at
tempted to lift a table about 30 feet
long, where Honors were being served.
The table slipped, and beer was spilled
on several women, one of whom, in
anger, struck Anderson with a towel.
Her quarrel was taken up by several
men, and Anderson was struck on tho
head with a bottle. An officer entered,
and a bottle thrown In the direction of
the door through which he came,
struck a ppectator on tho bead, inflict
ing a sever wound. The hall was then
cleared by the police.
All the news all the time The Argus.
The Family si.
The best medicines in the world cannot
the place of the family physician.
Consult him early when taken ill. If
the trouble is with your throat, branchial
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