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THE ARGTTS. FRIDAY. JUNE 18, 1909.
W. W. Wilmerton Makes Com
. plaint Against John Looncy
in Justice Court.
CHANGE OF VENUE TAKEN
J.. II. ClclaiHl Sends Case to Justice
.Sihroetlcr, Though Effort Is
Made to Take It to WcIU.
What is practically the reopening of
the evidenco in the case on which W.
W. Wilmerton was bound over to the
grand jury lor the alleged assault
vith intent to murder John Looncy,
on Twentieth street near Twelfth ave
rue, was brought about this morning
when Mr. Wilmertou swore out a war
rant charging Looncy with perjury.
The warrant, sworn out before Justice
J. II. Cleland, was served at a very
fcatly hour this morning by Night Cap
tain Giles of the polico department,
and Looncy was brought to the police
r-tation. Atter a consultation wit'.i the
mayor, the crptcia took Looncy before
Justice Clcland, who released Kim un
der tail of $l,ku to appear at J o'clock.
Tak.rt ( hange f tuar,
When the tao wu called this
morning S. R. Ken worthy, appearing
for Loo.iey, nsl.ed for a hango f
venue,. The cl.ange w:s granted, but
a controversy aro.se au to whether the
case should go to Justice 'W. F.
Sthrot-der or U I'hil Yv'rlls. Looney
nir.de an effort to have the case scat
to Wells, and presented an affidavit
that Weils was the nearest by the
shortest public traveled route, and thit
therefor the cas should go to hiia.
The stato desired the case sent to Jus
tice Schroder i:nd Justice Cleland
of the opinion that it should go to
Justice Schroeder. The justice sug
gested that the distance between the
doors of the two other justices be
measured, and proposed to taka
the measurements himself. Assistant
State's Attorney Harry Schriver, ap
I earing for the profecutiou, arguc-l
that the justice in such cases, might
use his discretion, and finally Justice
Cltland announced that he would de
liver the transcript to Justice Schroi
der. The prosecution announced that
p. continuance would be applied for
tbi3 afternoon, and the attorneys at
tempted to reach an understanding ts
'o when the case should bo taken up,
but no conclusion was reached.
The charge against Looney is that
he committed perjury in his evidence
In the preliminary hearing of the
charges he made against W. W. Wil
merton. It will be remembered thit
Looney declared that he recognized
Wiimcrton as the man in the weeds
inst after the . discharge of J he,-shotgun
Saturday night. In the hearing
belore Magistrate Smith the only evi
dence iotioduccd to disprove Looneys'
testimony was that of Mr. Wilmerton,
Mrs. Ward, a. neighbor, and William-.'
Sprague, an employe of the reservoir p
pumping station. Although it was sug-,
tested to Mr. Wilmerton that he call
members of his family as witnesses i
t:i show that he was at home at the
time if he was at home, he declined,
saying that he did not care to, but
considered it a matter of veracity be
tween himself and Looney.
Continued to Tharaday.,
When the papers were delivered to
Justice Schroeder this afternoon,
Looney did not appear. Mr. Schriver
iifkcd for a continuance of the case
to Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, and
this was granted.
HARPER S0LDJ0 DE SILVA
(Continued from Pago Five.)
crs, and now after 10 years it
must undergo extensive improve
ments to bring it up to its rivals and
;rcw t'p In the IlunlneNa.
Charles Mcllugh, who for 14
years has been manager, and who
during the period mentioned has
been associated with J. E. Montrose
in the conduct of the National at
Peoria and the Montrose sJt Cedar
Rapids, has grown up in the. hotel
business, lie came to Rock Island
from Tiskilwa in 1SS1 and entered
the employ of Mr. Harper as a bell
boy. Being a likely Jad. f uH of snap
and energy, he at once struck Mr
Harper's fancy and it was not long
until he was made night clerk, a po
sition he held until he resigned to go
into the ticket brokerage business
on his own account. Mr. Harper
was very fond of Mcllugh, tak
ing much interest in him and en
couraging him in his ambition to
succeed in the world. And Mcllugh
never forgot Mr. Harper's kindness
to him. In his heart there was al
ways a desire to get back into the
hotel business and fill the place of
his good friend who had started him
in the world. So that when he felt
able to purchase a half interest in
the lease of Mr. Montrose and be
come manager, when Montrose went
to l'coria to take charge of the Na
tional, he felt that his lffe's dream
had been realized. He knew Mr.
Harper's ways and ideas and he put
them into effect, with the result that
the Harper under his direction has
Continued to be one of the best man
aged and most popular hotels in this
section. Mr. Harper not only gave
to Rock Island the best hotel possible
in his day but likewise the best the
atcr, and he was foremost in every
undertaking for the advencement of
Rock Island which in its early day
had honored him with the mayoralty.
In the matter,- of public enterprise
Mr. Mcllugh has followed Mr. Har
per's example. He has been a prime
mover in every enterprise and every
The entire furnishings of the Harper
150 beds, springs and mattresses.
175 dining room chairs.
600 rockers and straight chairs.
40 dining room tables.
4,000 yards of carpet.
Wardrobes, couches, piano, dishes, small
room tables, and thousands of small furnishings.
Sale will begin Thursday jnorning at 9 o'clock
and continue until all goods are disposed of.
Terms will be cash.
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GOULD WELL BE TERMED A SCHOOL
FOR1 COMFORT AND CORRECT STYLES
Every possible taste is catered to and every purse accommodated without degen
erating into the field of trash. You will always find a variety here that will meet
your every vyish and requirement as to quality, style and price. In the selection of
our stock we aKvays use the utmost care to provide such makes as have been tried
and found superior to all others. That is why we feature:
Hart, Schaffner & Marx
Yorkshire and College
See the styles we show now at $12.50, $15 aild $liju.
Others up to $35.
A Straw Hat
that we sell you em
bodies top notch qual
ity at the price. The
style is correct and on
the warmest day your
head will be satisfied
with its covering.
Sailor shapes, yacht
shapes, outing shapes
and soft Panama effects
50c to 3.50
All the comforts of
a straw hat yet' be
ing impervious to wa
ter, it eliminates .that
"will it rain?" feeling
which sometimes de
tracts from the pleas
ure of wearing an or
dinary straw hat. Its
durability will easily
compensate for the ad
ditional cost. More
fashionable than ever.
$5 to 6.50
BANANAS Large size, per doz 10c
POTATOES New, per peck , 32 y2 c
Rural, N. Y. and Burbanks, per peck 22y2c
BUTTER Fresh from-the country, per lb. .... 2214c
EGGS Strictly fresh, per. dozen .' . . . 20c
Fresh tomatoes, 3 lbs. for 10c
Fresh ripe tomatoes by the basket 20c
We take prompt care of all Telephone orders.
611 Seventeenth St. New phone 5211; old 721 -K.
Our Shirt Display
We are showing the choicest productions of the very best of shirt makers makes with a reputation every pat
tern a new one and every style correct We have the kind you wear in comfort the kind that fits you so well
they dont teem to touch you anywhere. They are made so collars will stay just where they belong.
$1, S1.50. $2, $2.50
The greatest line of summer neckwear that has ever been
shown in this city. Ties for dress, ties for outing. Ties to
match handkerchiefs and hose. Also the new knit ties. AU
sorts of ties, 25c to $1.50
No matter what your particular hosiery need3 may be,
colors or novelty effects, you will find in this store the
possible selection to be had, and by far the best values-
25c to $1.50
project for the good of Rock Island.
He has put money without stint into
all deserving causes, has donated
liberally to every proposition that
has come along depending cither up
on public charity, public enterprise
or the investment of capital, has
been a stockholder in the majority
of new industries that have started
in Rock Island in the last dozen or
more years and has given with a
free hand and often without thought
of return whenever asked.
ltrtlremeitt ia Kcgrrtted.
It is on this account that the peo
ple of Rock Island "regret 'Mr. Mc-
Hugh's retirement from the hotel
business In Rock Island, and while
he may not have the business ties to
hold him to Rock Island in the fu
ture that he has had up to now, he
is still deeply interested here, and
his home Is here and here his friends
are and will- be.
Mr. -Mcllugh still has extensive in
terests in Rock Island as elsewhere
In addition to his holdings in a num
ber of industries, with Mr. Montrose,
he is lessee of the Rock Island house
and of the Montrcse at Cedar Rapids
one cf the best hotels in the state
of Iowa, which was built for them
shortly after they sold the National
at Teoria. The firm since its decis
ion not lo apply for a release of' the
Harper has been looking iuto a num
ber of advantageous hotel proposi
tions in Chicago and Kansas City as
well as in other cities, and as soon
as the affairs of the Harper are
wound up will probably take on a
hotel in another city. t
; "Bob" an Old Slandbr. '
Another old standby at the Har
per is the chief clerk, R. C. Wilier
ton, who came to the hotel while it
was still new and has been there
steadily ever since, until he has be-
come as. familiar about the place aff
the hotel itself. Popularly known!
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to the traveling public as "Bob," he
has by his faithfulness and his devo
tion proved his worth not only to
Mr. Harper, who thought of him al
most as one of his own family, but
to all the succeeding managers in tin
control of the property. What Mr.
Willerton's future plans will be af
ter putting the best part of his life
in the harness for the Harper, is un
determined. It is gratifying to know
however, that he will remain in Rock
Island. Speaking to a friend today,
he said, "This old town is good
enough for me. I have known it as
homo a good many years, and I am
going to cast my lot here for the re
mainder of my life no matter what
All Ilnvr Done Well. .
There are some other long time at
taches who will see the Harper clos
ed for. the first time tomorrow, in
Miss Kate Scully, the head waitress.
and Pat Doolittlo, who in Mr. Har
per's, time, was busman, but who for
old time's sake, Mr. Mcllugh brought
back to Rock Island-some time ago
and placed him in charge of the ele
vator. Richard Tearce, who has
been acting as assistant manager, is
another who has grown up with the
Harper. He began as bell boy, and
was steadily advanced as a reward
of merit and after serving as mana
ger of the Rock Island house under
Mr. Mcllugh, became identified with
the new Davenport hotel, but some
time ago came back to his first love.
T. C. Veitch, now one of the owners
of the Kirkwood at Des Moines,
made his start at the Harper and be
came assistant manager which posi
tion he left to embark in business on
his own account. Other former at
taches of the house are interested in
various hotels throughout the country.
H. K. COLLINS BUYS CORNER
(Continued From Page Five.)
Need food that gives
body and mind.
'There's a Reason"
to the fund will be given out for
Marnhall Ilujn Kami.
- As the result of negotiations closed
through the Reidy Bros, agency yes
terday W. H. Marshall of this city be
comes the owner of a tract of 160 acres
about three miles from Coal Valley
and nine miles southeast of Rock Is
land. The tract was purchased from
the Banner Coal company, the consid
eration being SG.mUU. Mr. Marshall in
tends to use the land for a stock farm.
AND POOL HALL
Lou (i. Kririy a,iul J. P. Williamson
Kmbark in Business in Daven
L. G. Kddy. and J. P. Williamson,
l oth formerly of this city, will tomor
row evening open a new pool and bil
liard hall at 118 East Third street.
Davenport. The place has been fitted
cut in mission style and equipped with
11 tables, being one of the biggest and
Pntst in the three cities. As the sp-i-J
cial opening attractions a billiard
match between William II. Catton,
champion of the west, and Charles
(.off, champion of the three cities, at
S:30 and a pool match between Packey
McFarland and Hugh Corrigan at 10
p. m. will bq played.
BEST FOR CONSTIPATION.
We wnt you to try Rexnll OdeiHe at
our risk. We know there is nothing that
will do you so mwe good. We will refund
our money without argument if iher
fail to satisfactorially relieve constipation.
They are eaten like candy. They do not
t-ripe or purge Ideal for children. Two
zes, toe and 25c
THOMAS DRUG CO.
A Grand Family Medicine.
t gives me pleasure to speak a
good word for Electric Bitters,"
writes Frank Conlan of No. 43G
Houston street. New York. "It's a
grand family medicine for dyspepsia
and liver compiications; while for
lame back and weak kidneys it can
not be too highly recommended."
Electric Bitters regulate the digestive
functions, purify the blood, and Im
part renewed vigor and vitality to tno
weak. and debilitated of both sjxes.
Sold under guarantee at all drug
gists. 50 cents.
We are receiving the finest
home grown berries in the
city. Do not delay your putting
up. As season may be short.
Call and see our berries Spe
cial, prices by the case.
R. BATTLES & CO
1806 Second Ave.