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THE ROCK ISL'AND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909.
PLANS FOR FIGHT
C. S. Trevor, Chairman of Lo
cal Option Meeting, An
CAMPAIGN IN TWO CITIES
Fifteen Men "Will Direct Work in
Each Place Petitions Soon
to Be Passed.
C S. Trevor of Moline. who waa
i mux epenoar Memorial iietnoaist
f clrareh. In thla city fit which it was
3Y4Lib.e coming cky township elections
in Rock Island and Mollne announces
f the appointment of the following com-
Lmlttee of five authorized by the mass
Rov. J. Ii. Vance, pastor of United
resiiyteriani church, Rok Island ; Dr.
J. "W. Stewart, Rock Island; Andrew
Peterson, building contractor. Rock
Island: Rev. R Hanev. pastor of
f the Second Oongregationftl church. Mo-
line; M. M. Johncon, draughtsman,
Mollne. This committee of five is to
name the committee- "t 30, 15 from
each- of the two cities, to have general
direct lot of the campaign.
Will Circulate P-lltion.
The committe of 30 will be named
next week, It Is expected, and then
petitions will at once be circulated
among the voters calling upon the
clerks in both, cities to place the lo
cal option proposition upon the bal
lots at the spring election.
OLD SOLDIERS WILL
MEET IN FREEPORT
ing of the board will be held Dec. 13
for the consideration of the ordinance,
and it is is expected it will be adopted
at that time.
Annual Encampment Sot for May 2tt-
S, Varley Candidate
The 44th annual encampment of
i the G. A. R. department of Illinois,
;will be held in Freeport May 23-25.
The dates were fixed by the council
of administration at a session held
In Freeport yesterday. Among the
candidates for department command
er are John S. Varley, Chicago, pres
ent senior vice commander, and
James A. Connolly, Springfield.
BEFORE THE BOARD
Port Byron to Act on Intcrurban
' Franchise at Sleeting
Colonel C. W. Durham will leave
tomorrow morning for Mudlavia,
Ind., where he will visit for several
Mr. and Mrs. C, Lu Flickenger and
children of Port Byron, left last night
for Tacoma, Wash., where they will
Mr. and Mrs. Atlas Tindall of Mi
lan, will leave tomorrow morning for
St. Petersburg, Fla., where they will
spend the winter.
Dr. J. R. Hollowbnsh left last eve
ning for Excelsior Springs, Mo., to
attend a meeting of the surgical staff
of the Milwaukee road.
J. E. Parker of Sycamore, I1L, who
has been visiting with his son, Sam
uel Parker, for the past month, has
gone to Texas, where he will spend
J. Paul Duffln, who has had charge
of the jewelry department in Young
& McCombs' new store, has resigned,
to take effect Dec. 23. He leaves
Jan. 1 for Memphis, where he will
be connected with the George T.
Brodnax store, one of the finest in the
Hon. H. L. Wheelan has returned
from Peoria, where he served on the
federal grand Jury. Tuesday he will
be in Springeld for the opening of
the special session of the legislature,
at which he is confident there will be
primary election and commission
plan legislation enacted. Mr. Whee
lan, at the last session, was the only
member of the house who succeeded
in securing audience before the
house committee for the commission
Women, Your Opportunity
GOODS FOR A. WAIST FREE
WIFE CHARGES CRUELTY
Mrs. Anna Good, Married in 1887,
Petitions Court for Divorce.
Anna Good has filed a bill in the
office of the circuit clerk in which
she asks that she be granted a di
vorce from her husband. Alfred
Good, whom she charges with cruel
ty. The couple were united in mar
riage in this city in 1SS7 and they
have lived together ever since. They
are the parents of five children, whom
the plaintiff nslcs be j. laced in her
care after the granting: of the di
vorce. 4 Schriver & Schriver are her
5 at $6.50
Quick! That is the word big generous bargains beckon you.
Prices on coats, suits and skirts slashed and cut to less than any retailer ever
thought of buying the same quality goods for.
Prices cut to less than any manufacturer ever thought of selling the same goods
We were manufacturers we have suits, coats and skirts on hand that we made
we must sell them out WE ARE GOING TO QUIT BUSINESS SALES MUST BE
MADE QUICKLY WE HAVE TO CLOSE UP OUR BUSINESS by the 18th of this
Women who appreciate real bargains come and see what we are offering.
Read This FREE' Offer
Bring this advertisement with you,
and if you buy a Suit, Coat or $4.50
Skirt, we will give you enough goods
for a Waist. This offer is good until 9
p. m. Saturday. Come early tomorrow
1 1-2 yards wide,
(black and blue) per
Other pieces at
Rock Island Suit Skirt Company,
Opposite Postoffice Building.
1517 Second Avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
In Police Court.
James Burns and John TcHn were
sent down to the county jail this morn
ing by Police Magistrate C. J. Smith.
Both men were arrested last night on
the charge of being drunk and disor
derly. Burns was sentenced .to spend
10 days, and Tobin went down for
double that time.
The greatest danger from influenza
Port Byron. Dec. 8. (Special) The ; i3 of its resulting in pneumonia. This
Port Byron village board, at a meeting j can be obviated by using Chamber
last evening, heard read an ordinance ' lr.in's Cough Remedy, as it not only
giving the Tri-Cities and Northeastern j cures influenza, but counteracts any
Railway a right of way through tha tendency of the disease towards pneu
villasre on Main street. A special mest-1 monia. Sold by all druggists.
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HARVEST OF ICE TO
BEGIN COMING WEEK
Twin-City and Moline Companies
Hold Their Annual Meetings.
TO BRANCH OUT
That's the story in a nutshell Here's an
idea of how it'll profit you to buy now at the
M. & K.
Everybody Can Save
And Even "More on
Men's Underwear, gloves, caps, sweater coats
shirts, hats aand Xmas toggery neckwear,
smoking jackets, bath robes, suit cases,
traveling bags, trunks, Xmas suspenders,
xnufiTers and hosiery, Yeska fancy vests.
Only 16 Shopping Days
Vs Time to Buy Your Holiday flfts.
M. & K. Rock Island
Tlie annual meetings of the Twin
City Ice company and the Moline Ice
company, both of which are controlled
by Rock Island capital .were held last
evening, and officers for the year were
chosen as follows
Twin-City Ico Company H. D.
Mack, president; John Day, vice pres
ident ;John T. Campbell, general man
ager; H. K. Mack, secretary -treasurer.
Moline Ice Company John T. Camp
bell, president; H. K. Mack, vice
president; H. D. Macx, secretary-treasurer.
It. was announced that, in the event
the present cold spell continued, the
annual . ice harvest would be com
menced next week. The stockholders
approved the sale of the nine-acre
tract on the river front between Twenty-sixth
and Twenty-eighth streets to
Deere & Co.
ident Roosevelt to the effect that je
and his son, Kermlt, are in the best
of health and spirits, and that they
expect to return to the United States
some time next June.
GOES INTO DEATH TRAP
SET BY AN ENEMY
JURY FINDS FITCH
GUILTY OF CHARGE
Complainant Is Miss Cordia Xickcr
son of Ztuna Township New
Frank Fitch, who was placed on
trial in the county court Monday
morning on a charge of bastardy
preferred against him by Miss Cordia
Nickerson. was found guilty of the
charge this afternoon. Both of the
principals in the case are well known
In the vicinity of their homes in Zu
ma township, near Osborn, and the
trial atracted the attention of many
of their neighbors who came down
to listen to the evidence. The young
man is 2S years old and the girl is
1 8. The defense moved for a new
trial after the verdict had been
brought in by the jury. Judge R.
W. Olmsted has not yet pronounced
sentence, or intimated whether or
not he will grant another trial.
TAFT AGAIN HEAD
OF THE RED CROSS
President, in Chair at Annual Meet
ing of Association Urges an
Washington, D. C. Dec. 8. Presi
dent Taft was reelected president of
the Red Cross last evening and pre
sided for a time over the fifth annual
meeting of the association held in the
Memorial hall of the Daughters of the
The president made a brief address
in which he expressed the hope that
some one some day might give the
$5,000,000 to place its beneficent work
on a more permanent basis.
Mr. Taft also presented in person
a gold medal voted by the Red Cross
to Lloyd C- Griscora, former ambassa
dor to Italy, for work done by him
after the recent earthquake in south
ern Italy, and silver medals to Miss
Katherlne B. Davis and Samuel L.
Parrish, who assisted in the Italian
Roosevelts Home In June.
Washington, Dec. 8. Word has
been received here from former Pres-
Cody, Wyo., Druggist Is Killed by a
Gun Arranged by an Unknown
Cody, Wyo., Dec. 8. When he walk
ed Into a death-trap set by an un
known enemy, F.'A. Ash, manager of
the Western Drug company, was shot
and killed yesterday on returning home
from his store.
He opened the door of a bedroom
and a shotgun which had been arrang
ed by the murderer was discharged by
means of a string attached to the door
knob. A charge of shot entered Ash's
The druggist Is not known to have
had any trouble and the police have
been unable to secure a clew to the
identity of the slayer.
PRISON FOR EBEY
Mail Clerk Pleads Guilty in the
Federal Court in Peoria
SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS
Will Serve Term at Fort Ieaven
worth Had Been in Service
a short distance out from shore com
pletely shutting the water off from
BANK'S SHORTAGE $150,000
Treasurer of Concern Says Money
Was Used in Speculation.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 8. Fully
$150,000 of the resources of the Peo
ple's Savings Bank and Trust company
of this city were looted by Robert D.
Muir, treasurer of the company, ac
cording to a statement made by one.
of the directors. State bank
examiners yesterday took charge of
the institution. They reported formal
ly last night that they had found a
loss of $118,000.
Muir was lured back to this city
yesterday and quickly placed under
arrest. He admits taking most of the
missing sum and speculating with it.
His case presents remarkable features,
including an escape from this country,
his discovery in Europe and his pledge
to return under some sort of a promise
to the bank, the nature of which is
not yet disclosed.
Why not profit by Improved
square deal, made certain when a
methods, up-to-date ideas and the
business is conducted upon a bus
iness brsls with no other object
than that of the satisfaction, of
each individual client?' We are
pleasing others. We can satisfy
you. Why not try us? Tour
business is worth having and it's
worth asking: for. We want It.
We make loans of $5 and up on
furniture, pianos, live stock, etc.,
without removal. Don't worry
about paying us back; we'll give
you all the time you need. 60
cents per week pays a $25 loan In
60 weeks; $1.20 per week pays a
$50 loan In 60 weeks. Monthly
payment plan also.
If you need financial assistance,
see us. If you cannot call at our
office, write or phone us, and we
will send our agent to your bouse.
"Private and Reliable"
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.
219 Brady street, Davenport
Iowa. Old phone N. 2425;
new phone 242.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Edwin Eby, who was detected In
robbing the United States mails while
serving as a postal 6lerk on the Bur
lington between Rock Island and St.
Louis, entered a plea of guilty in the
federal court at Peoria yesterday and
was sentenced to serve two years in
the Fort Leavenworth prison. j
Ebey's arrest was a great shock to
his friendr. He had been in the ser
vice IS years, and was well-known in
this city. His home is at Roodhouse.
It was discovered that he had been
systematically robbing the mails sev
eral years before he was finally detect
ed. Iteady to Take Innihmrnt.
Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald was
in Peoria yesterday to appear as a wit
ness neainst Ebey, but It was not ne
cessary to take any evidence, as he
admitted his guilt, and said he was
ready to pay the penalty for his wrons-dolng.
Alone in Saw Mill at Midnight,
unmindful of dampness, drafts, storms
or cold, W. J. Atkins worked as night
watchman, at Banner Springs, Tenn.
Such exposure gave him a severe cold
that J led on his lungs. At last he
had to give up his work. He tried
many remedies, but all failed, till he
used Dr. King's New Discovery. "Af
ter using one bottle," he writes, "I
went back to work as well a3 ever."
Severe colds, stubborn coughs, inflam
ed throats and sore lungs, hemorrhages,
croup and whooping cough get quick
relief and prompt cure from this glo
rious medicine. 50 cents and $1. Trial
bottle free. Guaranteed by all druggists.
OFF TILL TOMORROW
Lower End Committee Unable to
licach City In Time for Con
ference This Afternoon.
The lower end interurban Joint
committee meeting, called for this
afternoon at the Rock Island club,
was postponed until tomorrow, at an
hours to be later agreed upon, owing
to the failure of the committee from
the lower end of the county to reach
the city in time.
Lewis Single Binder the famous
straight 5 cent cigar, always beat
WIFE IS CONVICTED
IN WILHELM CASE
Jury in Newark, X. J., Finds That
.Mrs. Wilhelm Helped Kill Her
Newark. N. J., Dec. S. Mrs. Mary
Wilhelm, jointly Indicted with Nicho
las Slca, for the killing of her husband,
Frank Wilhelm, a contractor, in Feb.
ruary last, was found guilty of mur
der in the second degree by a jury last
Mrs. Wilhelm received the verdict
with little show of emotion and seemed
gratified with the clause of the find
ing which recommended her to the
mercy or the court.
Sica, who the state contends con
spired with Mrs. Wilhelm to put her
husband out of the way, in order that
they might be married, will be tried
Wilhelm was found murdered in the
cellar of his house.
Charming Xmas Gifts
The Arts and Crafts Studio invites your inspection of
exclusive Xmas presents, the work of the best crafts
men. TOOLED LEATHER WORKS.
Arts r Crafts Studio,
171 9V2 Second Avenue.
VISITORS CORDIALLY INVITED.
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TRINITY MEN'S CLUB MEETS
Thirty Members in Attendance, En
joying Fine Musical Program.
The Men's club of Trinity Episco
pal church met lat evening at the
choir room of the church. There were
30 members of the club present and
they listened to. a good musical pro
gram given by local talent. Barney
Brotman sang vocal numbers w!:lcn
were heartily enjoyed and a male quar
tet also sang. Refreshments were
River Filled With Ice.
The Mississippi river was so full
of floating ice this morning that the
ferry Rock Island had trouble In nav
igating. The river thjs morning,
viewed from either shore, had the
appearance of being banV full with
fog, the steam rising from he water
to an even height of a fewfeet and
A Christmas Gift
Should Be Acceptable,
Artistic and Also Possess
A Permanent Character.
If you get if at
This store offers to Christmas shoppers thousands of articles, ev
ery one of which comes under this classification. Every article
in this store has been selected with the view to ure as a gift.
So successful have we been in this selection that v.e are dally
informed that nowhere in this city arc articles of genuine merit,
real artistic value and general attractiveness so low In price as
here. Among the new lines just arrived are beautiful things In
Sterling silver from Whiting and other famous makers, which
possess the characteristic of greater apparent weight and cosl
than our actual prices show.
1702 Second Avenue.
Rock Island I