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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 1900.
Mrs. Eliza Sharp, Resident of
. City Since Early Days,
PERSONALLY KNEW INDIANS
Husband Was Builder of First Mills
and Bridges Here Had Remarka-
ble Fund of Reminiscences.
this and adjoining counties, having
built the old Leas mill that was situ
ated between Ninth and Tenth streets
on First avenue. It was then on the
river bank, the railroad grades and
fills having been put in since. He
.built the Johnston mill at Milan and
other mi!Is at Sears and Milan, the
Warner mill on Eighteenth street ami
Fifth avenue in Rock, Island, one at
Hampton, 111., one at Pleasant Valley,
Iowa, which village was at that time
a rival to Davenport, and it is be
lieved that he built the old mill the
remains of which were discovered last
summer while excavating for the new
(water power dam across Rock river
I Mr. Starr also built the first bridges
across Rock river between Sears and
Milan, and they were built entirely of
hewn logs and plank that were sawed
in a mill that he had just completed.!
Mrs. Eliza Sharp, generally known Theimbers and planks for the bridges
as "Grandma" Sharp, one of the very .were taken from the forests which
oldest living residents of this commun-. wiere then luitc heavy ln the ri'cinity.
. . , . , . He also helped build the .first court
ity. died at 4:4o this morning at the ho.,sc ,n R()Ck IsIaml y
home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver j Mr. Starr was city'inarshall,. and
Graham, 927 Second avenue, of the in- also coroner, at tho 1time the murder
flrmities of ago. The story of her life ers )f Bailey Davenport were hanged
. . . . . , . in Rock Island.
is one of absorbing interest. j T , .. , , .,
. J Jacob Starr died in ISji, mourned
Eliza Left-el was born in Springfield, ,,y the entire t.ommimjty as a man of
Ohio, June 15, 1818, and was next to a knxfly heart, honest, upright, a good
the youngest of a family of nine chil- Christian, and successful business
dren. Her brothers were the inventory "n'an- Grandma Stair was married
of the turbine water wheel, and .tme asain to Nelson Sharp, in 1S71. Mr.
brother. James Leffel, invented the cook Sharp died five years later,
stove, and constructed "a foundry fori Kept Her Iik-uUK-m.
the manufacture of cook stoVes. Her) Grandma Sharp's mind, eyesight and
people were all wealthy.and progress- hearing Avere nearly perfect to the
ive. The great BookValter manufac- last, and it was intensely interesting to
tory, conducted by a-'-flcscendaut of the hear her narrate stories of the work, tri
famiiy, John BofT waiter, the multi- als and successes of the early settlers:
ir.illionair-of Springfield, Ohio, was es- 'how the roving bands of Indians came
tablished by.lW Leffels about 1820. I into the houses at Stephenson and
Eliza Jfrfel was married to Jacob took what they wanted, if the men
Starr when 17 years old. 'This was were not there to defend their prop
April 43, 1S33. She lived with her hus- erty; also of the extreme and long
band at Springfield about three years, continued cold of the winters, the
a which place her first two children, heavy snows, with the ice in the river
Caroline and John, were born. The four feet thick, which made terrible
Starrs then went down the Ohio river ice gorges in the spring, piling tho ice
and up the Mississippi to St. Louis by to a great height and diverting the
lioat. They had to wait four weeks river from its channel until it swept
in St. Louis for a boat to carry them the lowland bare of timber for a con
up the river. jsldcrablc distance. She also told of
Drivm on iy Kpiih inic. the almost Arcadian conditions that
They settled in the little village of existed when the women of tho settle
Kurlinglon, Iowa, but during tho ment used to go down to the, river on
spring and early summer there was so Mondays to do their family washing,
much sickness and so many deaths Grandma Sharp was a somewhat fa
that the Starrs again boarded the old mous hunter and fisher, being an un
floating palace Brazil, the largest usually sure shot, and she sometime?
steamboat that made upper Missis- went with her husband and sons on
sippi river points. The Brazil was a their hunting and fishing excursions,
side wheeler with a single vertical en-J She was a woman of unusuafsize and
giro and walking beam. The Starrs strength, weighing over 200 pounds,
arrived In Stephenson, how Rock Isl-'She told stories of the hunters going
and. in the midst of an epidemic of out with four horses and wagons and
black measles, June 15, 1S39. At the ! bringing back huge loads of -deer and
same time the late J. M. and Captain wild turkey- that were stacked up in
T. J. Buford, who were little fellows, 'the warehouse that was never locked,
and traveled in the charge of the cap-, so that any one who needed venison
tain of the Brazil, were landed In Ste-.could help himself,
phenson. I Grandma Sharp was out for a buggy
The Starrs settled in a log house be-'ride last September, at which time she
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth pointed out places where some early
streets on Second avenue, which waSjSetiler lived, or where'some events of
then the business center of the village, local interest transpired; where steam-
The next year Mr. Starr purchased a boats landed at places at a consider-
few acres of land west of Eleventh 1 able
is, ui jiiiices iivr ii"t gorges
OR NOT VOTE
Moline Asks to Have Submitted Ques
L tion of Adoption of Provis
ions of Act.
PETITION COUNTY JUDGE
if Meastire Carries, Commission W:li
; Be Named to Take Charge of All
John llauberg of Moline today pre
sented to Judge R. W. Olmsted in the
county court a petition signed by more
than an eighth of the legal voters of
that city, asking that the question of
the adoption of the act providing for
an election commission be submitted
at the election April 6. The act whloh
it is proposed to a.iopt provides that,
pn one shall be allowed to vote unless
Mean n CommlMNlon.
The law provides that the county
judge shall appoint an election com
mission to have charge of all elections
in the city. The change will make the
county responsible for the bulk of the
cost of the elections, and will, it is
estimated, mean an expense of $3,300
a year to the county.
IVptr o Vole.
Judge Olmsted has ordered that the
question be submitted at the coming
spring election in Moline.
employed in Moline'. They will make
their ho:re for the time being with
Endowment Fund Society. The En
dowment Fund society of Augustan.!
college was entertained yesterday' af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. Oscar
Lundahl, 921 Forty-third street. Miss
Charlotte Woltmann was to have read
a paper pn Boston, but was- unable u
be present. The business session was
followed by general sociability and the
hostess served a nice lunch.
Woman's League to Meet. The
Woman's National Progressive league
will meet tomorrow afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Anna Carlson, 132 )
Thirty-eighth street. The topic for the
afternoon discussion is "The Father
the Wage Earner."
Priscilla Club to Meet. The Pris-
cilla club will meet tomorrow after
noon with iss Mable Johnston at h?r
home, 1719 Fourth avenue.
street and south from the river, which
was then outside the village limits.
, nllt Many Mills.
Mr. Starr's occupation was mill
wright, and he buiit the first mills in
It might interest you to inspect
our slock and note the cleanly
manner in which we care for
our food products. We don't
charge anything extra for it
either. Our prices are gener
ously grateful on the pocket
book, FOR INSTANCE:
20 lbs. of the best cane sugar
for .- '. $1.00
Red Globe onions, per peck.. 15c
Price's baking powder, per
.pound can 39c
Jello, all flavors, per pack
Big Ben laundry soap, six
large bars 25c
Fancy bulk mince meat, -the
3 cans standard peas for . . . 25c
3 cans standard corn for . . 25c
Fancy mixed nuts, the lb... 1Cc
Seeded raisins, the very best
one lb. package 10c
Fancy codfish, the pound . . 15c
Wo carry a complete line' of
fresh vegetables, domestic and
imported cheese .of all kinds,
and always have the genuine
Sealshipt Oysters. Every week
we receive a fresh supply of
Jones Dairy Farm products
lard, hams, sausages and'buck
wheat try some these. There
is nothing betteron the market
CALL IN OR PHONE. .
THE ? .
S. & s.
SITTIG A STAHMER, Props.
Corner 17th street and 7th Avs.
Rock island. Ill,
New Phone 5864. Old Phone 59.
FOR TRIP ON SEA
Proposed to Call for Volunteers From
Naval Reserves to Man the
AND BRING IT TO LAKES
New Training Ship for Illinois About
Ready Expected Local Men Will
Have Chance for the Cruise.
were foimed, or of the location of
some infant industry that is now for
gotten had existed., the facts and dates
being as clear to her as recent events
are to the average person. She was
the mother of eight children, four of
whom are now living, Caroline Gray
residing at 927 Second avenue; W. H
i Starr, 91G First avenue; Mary Gra
ham, 927 Second avenue, and McCoy
Starr, 417 Seventh avenue. There are
11 grandchildren and five great-grand
children to mourn her death. To the
( older settlers who were contemporary
jwith her she was held in the highest
; respect and loving regard, and was
("grandma" to everybody who knew
Mm. Surnli Alhrc-vht.
Mrs. Sarah Maria Albrecht, widow
cf the late Joseph Albrecht. died at
her home at Hampton yesterday after
noon. She was born April 8, 1835, at
Whitestone, R. I., her mailcn name be
ing Hall. At the age of 23 she was
married to Mr. Albrecht and the couple
came west. The husband died Jan.
13. 1901. Three sons John A. Al-
biccht. a farmer livinjr near Water-
town; Rev. Samuel Albrecht, pastor .if
the Methodist Mt. Vernon circuit in
this state, and Joseph Albrecht, Jr.,
of Shelville, Cal, and a daughter. Miss
Carrie at home, survive. Mrs. Albrecht
was a member of the Methodist church
at Hampton and the funeral will be
held from that place at 11 o'clock Sa
uroay morning, services being m
charge of Rev. W. S. Read.
Funeral of Mr. Hepine.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary J. Repina,
723 Fourth avenue, was held yesterday
atternoon from tne home. The ser
vices were in charge of Rev. W. B.
Clemmer of the Memorial Christian
church. Burial took place at Chin
GOES TO THE JURY
Suit for $10,000 for Accidental Death
in Moline is Concluded in the
CITY HALL TO
BE THROWN OPEN
Mayor and Other Officials Are to Hold-!
Open House Reception This
BIG BALL AT ARMORY
Public Will Have An Opportunity to
Inspect New Quarters of Adminis
tration and Militia.
The damage suit against the Rock I
Island, for $10,000 damages for the
'This evening the remodeled city hall
building is to be formally opened, and
in addition to the grand military ball
which is to mark the opening, of the
armory portion of the building, the city
officials have arranged to hold open
house in the city hall proper, and May
or Schaffer, City Clerk M. T. Rudgren,
the members of the city council, andj
all of the city officers, are to be on
hand to welcome visitors. The build
ing will be lighted from bottom to
top, and all rooms will be open to in
spection. The opening will afford the
public an opportunity to inspect the
death of Charles Siedenbender, was new arrangements of tho city adminis-
concluded today in the circuit court,
and will go to the jury this afternoon.
This will conclude the jury trials In
court for the present, no jury having
been drawn f6r next week.
Mrs. Florence Martin filed a bill to
day in the office of the circuit clerk,
asking for a divorce from her husband,
t ration building, and see the extent of
the improvements made.
Are flrnutlful Quartern.
The city offices are now, much more
modern and more conveniently ar
ranged, and as a result of the im
provements Company A and the Rock
Island division of the naval reserves
De p a rimeni Stor e
The patrons of our store
fully realize our assertions are
true. Our specials are always
noted for deep cuts; low,
prices that are big values on
well known merchandise.
John Martin, whom she charges with have what are t.oncedpd to be the fin-
being cruel to her. The couple were est comnanv onarters in the state out-
united in marriage Dec. 31, 1907, and
soon after- the) ceremony, the wife
claims, her, husband began to develop
a bad temper and often struck her.
She asks the right to resume her maid
en name. Miss Florence Kelley.
DR. DE GROOT IS
Lieutenant Commander S. R. Davis
of t he local division of naval reserve:;
has received a -communication from
headquarters with reference to a call
for volunteers to man the battleship
Nashville, which the government has
given to the naval reserves of this
state for use on the great lakes and
bring it from the Atlantic coast
where it is at present to the scene of
its new duties. It was hoped for a
;ime last year that the new sh'p
would be ready for service then, hut
it was kept on the ways at Boston
in course of re-construction and re
modeling until it was too late. Now,
however, it is about ready' to make the
cruise up the coast to the St. Law
rence and through that river into
the lakes and then to Iake Michigan
and Chicago, where it will 5e
Mee-ii Sixty lrn for Trip.
The government wants volunteers
from among the members of the state
organization to man the ship and bring
it around 'and there will be plenty of
good men who will want to see their
names placed at the head of the list-
There are to be in the neighborhood of
fiO men from this state and the local
division will be represented among
this number. Three weeks will he
spent in making the cruise and the
trip will be counted for those who
take it the same as their regular
summer cruise on the lake. Ther
seems to be but one drawback and
that one may be only imaginary. It
s reported tnat tnere win be no
authority for paying the men who
make the tiip for the time they spend.
other than to give them a week's pay
and then not allow them to go on the
lake trio in the summer. The trip
however, will in itself be sufficient in
ducement for enough and more, to
man the ship and tho benefit and en
joyment derived from the cruise will
be great. The proposition has not as
yet been put to the local division, but
it is expected that several of them
will want to go. The volunteers will
report at the armory in . Chicago for
duty May 1, and will be taken from
there by rail to Boston. , j
Rock Island Man is Chosen Head of
Illinois Society of Osteopaths at
Dr. Fred B. DeGroot of this city was
honored yesterday afternoon at Gale
burg with the election to the office of
president of Illinois Osteopathic asso
ciation. Dr. DeGroot has been a mem
ber of the association for a number
of years and has always been an act
ive worker. Preceding the annual
election several of the members read
papers on technical topics. Dr. De
Groot and Dr. Ixda Hayes of Moline
side of those connected with the regi
mental armories. I
All Thrown Open. .
The militia members have been busy '
for several days arranging the hall for
this evening's festivities, and the hall
will present an attractive appearance. 1
The new officers' quarters in the new,
second floor portion of the armory will
(be open for inspection also. These are ;
i furnished in a very attractive manner,'
land the civilian soldiers and sailors'
are justly proud of the results of their
DENIES HEARING OF
Supreme Court Declines to Take Up
Long Pending Foreclosure Suits
and Ruling Stands.
20 lbs for
Sweet navel oranges,
Fancy russet apples.
per peck 40
Fancy creamery butter,
per pound 32'2
Choice dairy butter,
per pound 27
Here Are a Few
Calling your attention to our
Parisiana Corsets; long hip; me
dium bust; four wide lisle sup
porters; batiste; dainty ribbon
drawn; lace and taffeta bow;
heavily boned, for the small
price of.. 1.00 and $1.25
Paris Model Corset,
a beauty, for 50
Dainty embroideries of all "
widths, your choice,
per yard 12'
Ladies and Gents' 'Umbrellas,
some values up to $1.98,
have your pick now for . .
Standard table oil cloth,
per yard 15
Ladies' handbags, never sold
less than 75c, our ,
We are still selling the Amos
keag and Monitor Apron
Ginghams, per yard ....... g
Not a big store, but yours for bargains
Horblifs Department Store,
1628 Second Avenue.
The supreme court yesterday enter-
were among those who read papers. jCobe against R H- Guver and otherf
iuc-uu.eis viuuu iur me year ; denying a rehearing of the case. The
loiiows: , last decision of the court was in favor
. ... xv, , of Mr. Guyer and his associates. The
eight officers to be formally seated for
the year. The ceremonies attendant
upon the installation will be in charge
of Past President W. C. Suiley. .
-Dr. Ada Chapman,
Secretary -Treasurer Dr,
Executive Committee Dr. J. W.
Giltner, Monmouth; Dr. S. E. Helm-
treet, Galcsburg and Dr. M. P. Brown
Springfield, 111., Feb. 4. Speaker
Shurtleff announced the committees of
the lower house of the legislature this
afternoon. H. L. Wheelan and Thorn
Campbell of Rock Island are given im
Licensed to Wed.
Frank L. Brown Bushnell
Miss Esther Smith. Jacksonville
Henry P. Shroyer ..... New Windsor
Miss Mary A. Andreen . . . . . . Woodhul
Michael Welsh Peori?.
Mrs. Mary Brysdale ........... Peori?,
James Wood .......... ... ." Monmouth
Miss Caroline Weaver Monmouth
Society news, written or telenhoned
to me society eimor or 'j nc Argus, wil
be gladly rerelved and published. Tin
in eittier case the Identity of the sender
must be mnile known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
uature ana aaaress.j
Brasch-Nichols. The marriage of
Miss Elizabeth Nichols of South Rock
Island to Etnil Brasch also of- South
RockIsland took place last evening
at the home of the bride's sister, M's.
Smith. Rev. C. A. Mennicke of; the
German Lutheran church performed
the- ceremony, using the ring servica,
and was' witnessed by the relatives
apd a few friends. They were attend
ed by. Miss Olga Herbert and Frank
Dearhamer. The bride wore a gown of
blue "silk made with the directoir sas'.i
she "wore the veil and carried bride
roses-. The bridesmaid was dressed in
cream colored silk - made with th
directoir girdle and carried tea roses
AU wedding" supper was served after
the ceremony. Mr. Brasch is a molder
cases are foreclosure suits, and they
have been pending for several years
in the circuit court here and the high
er coujrts of the state. The defense
was made on the issue that the plain
tiff was guilty of usury. The suit in
volves certain property in East Moline.
BRANCH ESTABLISHED HERE
Rock Island Chaoter of American Wo-
en's League is Organized.
A meeting was held at the Harper
house yesterday afternoon by a num
ber of the ladies of this city and they
formed what is to be known as the
Rock Island chapter of the American
Woman's league. This league which
s a beneficial, though not an insur
ance fraternity, has its headquarters
in St. Louis. The league has for its
object the betterment of women's con
ditions in every way and aims to take
care of its aged members who are un
able to take care of themselves. Tho
local chapter, whose charter was 'o
close today starts with 25 members
and it is confidently expected that
many more will be added during the
year. Mrs. Frances Turner was elect
ed president of the chapter and Miss
Clara B. Hampton was chosen to fill
the double office of secretary and
treasurer. Meetings will be held once
a month on the first Wednesday. Mr.
and Mrs. II. W. Bland of St Louis
were the organizers of the new chap
ter. . . .
ROUNDS ENTERS PLEA
AND PAYS A FINE
Is Assessed $10 and Costs on an As
sault Charge Growing Out of a
A. Rounds today entered a plea of
guilty in. the county court, and paiJ
a fine of $10 and costs on a charge
of assault and battery. The indict
ment was returned some time ago, and
was the outcome of an accident, caud-
cd, it was claimed, because Rounds
operated his altomobile at a high rate
of speed in Edgington. . The complaiu-
ng witness was James Kerr, and he
claimed his horse was frightcnod and
ran away. He has , a damage suit
pending, based on the same incident.
It is understood, however, that the
damage suits will not be pressed.
FUGITIVE BACK ' IN JAIL
Man Who Escaoed in Fall Gives Him
self Up Again.
Elmer Hamilton, who escaped from
the county jail Aug. 10, last year, has
given himself up to the sheriff, and
will serve out the SG days remaining
of his term for larceny. He recently
returned to Moline,, and found it diffi
cult to avoid the officers, so decided .i
give himself up. -
My wife, Agnes Schultz, having left
my home without cause, I will not be
responsible for any debts she may con
tract from this date.
Feb. 4. 1909.
Children Who Arc Sickly.
Mothers who value their own com
fort and the welfare of their children
should never be without a box of Moth
er Gray's Sweet Powders for children
for use throughout the season. They
break up colds, cure feverishness, con
stipation, teething disorders, headache.
and stoniHch troubles. THESE POW
DERS NEVER FAIL. Sold by all drug
stores, 2&c- JLKn t accept any substi
tute. A trial , package . will be sent
free- to any mother who will address
Allen S. Olmsted. Le Roy, N. Y.
Enter Building in Moline and Carry
Off About $300 Worth of Wearing
. Burglars last evening .effected an
entrance into the store of the Peo
ple's Credit Clothing company, 531
Fifteenth street, Moline, by means of
a rear window and secured in the
neighborhood of $300 worth of cloth
ing in the shape of overcoats, jackets,
waists, furs &nd the like.
BROTHERS AREUNDER ARREST
Wife of One is Complainant in Two
. Cases in Justice Court.
Ross Fuller was arrested last even
ing on charges preferred by his wife,
and his, brother, Chester Fuller, was
also arrested on the charge of assault
and battery on the person of his sis
ter-in-law. Mrs. Fuller- claims that
her husband, Ross Fuller, deserted her
arid her child. The two men asked
for immediate trial, and they were
taken before Justicexof the Peace Wil
Ham II. Schroeder, who continued the
case until this afternoon. '
February l to lib, Quaker Oau Week.
This is the week of
good health! "Quaker
Oats Week" when this
is the only cereal
eaten by thousands all
over the United States.
The perfectly pure oatmeal.
Who gets the interest on the
money you earned the past year?
If you spent the money, others
deposited it. '
Open an account now and put
your own money in THIS BANK.
4 Interest Paid
William Toal has returned after
visiting a few days- at his home in
Miss Maude Gordon of DeWitt,
Iowa, is visiting her friend, Mrs. D. A.
Flannigan. . ,
Oscar Oberg, who has been , study
ing medicine in Chicago for the past
two years, is home again for a time.
Henry Carse left yesterday noon for
Indianapolis to attend the session of
the executive committee of the Bot
tlers association. Mr. Carse is a mem
ber of the" committee. '
Clerks to Install.-
The annual installation of officers
of Tri-City lodge' No. 16 of the Brother
I hood of Railway Clerks will take place
Watch For Opening
Saturday, February 6.
PETS, STOVES AND