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THE ROCK ISLTAXD ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1910.
$500 TO SETTLE
A 820,000 SUIT
ORock Island City Council Com
promises With Monroe
HAD BEEN TWICE TRIED
Bo tl Juries Award Plaintiff Damages
! tor Injuries Received in Falling
In Street Excavation.
v Monroe Gingles $20,000 personal in-Jury-snit
against the city of Rock Isl
and was settled by the city council at
its meeting: last evening for $500. The
tease -was set for a third trial In the
circuit court tomorrow morning, and
Since two former juries had decided
jthat the plaintiff was entitled to dam
ages, the council agreed that the pro
position of his atorneys was reasona
ble and would be th'e cheapest course
ifor the municipality to adopt. II. M.
McCaskrin and G. C. Wenger appeared
at. the meeting as counsel for Gingles.
The accijent which was the founda
tion of the litigation occurred at Fourth
Wenue and Ninth street eight years
'ago. Thomas Rosenfleld, the present
iplumbing Inspector, was engaged in
'business for himself at that time. At
'the point referred to he had dug an ex
cavation In the street to make a water
connection. Gingles, in coming from
jSouth Rock Island, where he resides,
jat night, did not know that there was
.an opening In the street, and there not
being any danger lights placed there,
so It was charged, he drove into the
excav-"on. It is claimed that he has
fsinc. n an invalid as a result of
ithe Iilj . p3 he received.
Appellate Court Sustain.
At the first trial he was awarded a
verdict of $800. On the second trial
'the Jury raised the amount, to $1,250.
jThe City carried the case to the ap
pellate court, and there the verdict
was sustained. The city then went
(to the supreme court, and that body
reversed and remanded; "reaching Its
decision on a technical error in the in-
' structlons to tho Jury. Mr. Rosenfleld
in the meantime had been dismissed
as a defendant, and the whole action
was directed at the municipality.
In the discussion "of the matter be
fore the council last evening Mr. Ro
senfleld volunteered to assume $50 of
the amount which Gingles was willing
to accept in settlement. Therefore the
city will pay $450.
Funds Are Exhausted.
Tie health fund being exhausted,
the council was powerless to allow
the semi-monthly salaries of the at
taches of that department, amounting
to $142.50'. The finance and health,
committees were charged with the re
sponsibility of raising money to meet
tte3e obligations. It was reported that
the Seventh ward sidewalk fund was
exhausted also. A bill of $3 charged
against that fund was assumed by P.
F. TrenkenEcnuh, the contractor.
Filter Contract Received.
The clerk announced the receipt of
the signed contract from the Pittsburg
Filter Manufacturing company for the
Installation of the new mechanical fil
tration plant la Reservoir park. It was
accompanied by a bond to the city in
the sum of $1G,COO, with the Fidelity
& Deposit company of Maryland as
surety. The contract and bond will be
Investigated by the city attorney, and
will come up for final acceptance at
the next meeting of the council. The
Pittsburg concern plans to begin work
on the new plant In March, and prom
ise to have it completed by August.
Reports of Partes Rebates.
City Engineer Wallace Ii Treichler
reported that there is coming to the
city and property holders a paving
rebate on Fourteenth avenue of
$703.09 from the TrirCity Railway com
pany. Of this amount $151.23 is due
tho city and $567.67 is duo the property
holders, who . were assessed for the
Improvement originally. Upon the rec
cinmendatlon of Alderman Ellinwood
the report was referred to the alder
men of the Seventh ward. The inter
ested property holders of the ward are
to hold a meeting at an early date, at
which it is understood they will vote
to have their portion of the rebate
placed to the credit of the Seventh
ard park fund.
Baheock Heirs Receive $1,000.
The council ordered the payment to
the heirs of Timothy A. Babcock of
the $1,000 received from the Burling
ton road for tho occupancy with its
tracks of a portion of First avenue be
tween Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth
Streets. Tho heirs, among whom tho
money -will bo divided, are Jane B.
JDodgo, Frank Babcock, Willimena
Baumhacb. and Bertha B. Muxrisen,
children of the late Timothy A. Bab
cock. A bond in tho sum of $1,000
was given to the city to protect it
against any possible future 6uit should
'otaera corner forward aa claimants for
the money. Tlxo payment to the heirs
Jsy tho city of tho $1,000 was made a
condltloa erf tne transfer of the prop
erty to tho city by Timothy A, Bab-
Coldest winter . in years. g
Coal prices go up. g
Nowls the time to have your g
windows and doors equipped X
with metal. It will reduce cost
-of. coal $15& per ton.
D m i
. Telephone West 410.
G. E. SCHMID 9
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cock In 1870, in effect that should the
property ever be occupied by a rail
road the. heirs should be compensated
in the sum mentioned. The $1,000 was
paid the. city by the Burlington, and
now the city has satisfied the claim
of the heirs.
Mayor Arrives Late.
Mayor G. W. McCaskrin, who was
in Chicago, expected to be present to
preside at the meeting, but sent a wire
that his train was delayed. He reach
ed the city at midnight. In his ab
sence Alderman Frank Blochlinger pre
sided over the meeting of the council.
FINE MONUMENT TO
MR. AND KIRS. HARTE
Celtic Cross, of Tennessee Marble,
Placed in Chippiannock
A handsome tribute. In the form
of a Celtic cross, to the memory of
the late William Hickman Harte, who
was killed in the civil war on the
gunboat Mound City, and his wife,
Mary A. Harte, has been placed in
Chippiannock cemetery here. Mr.
Harte for years was a resident of
Port Byron. He was killed while
in action aboard his boat on the
White river, in Arkansas. He was
the father of the well known sur
geon. Dr. Richard H. Harte, of Phil
adelphia. Mrs. Harte was a sister of
Mrs. Richard Crampton of this city.
The cross was placed in Chippian
nock a few weeks ago, but on ac
count of the inclement weather is
not entirely finished. It was cut in
New York from Tennesee marble and
designed by an artist in California.
The lines are most graceful and or
nate. It Is considered one of the finest
monuments of its kind in the local
PERSONAL POINTS. !
J. T. Stafford left last night for the
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Collins are in
Miss Vera Bennage has returned
H. Greenleaf has gone to Sandusky,
Ohio, for an extended visit.
Miss Martha Sehnert returned this
morning from a visit in Chicago.
Dr. W. IL Ludewlg left this morning
on a several weeks' business trip to
Mrs. W. S. Spaulding has returned
from Pittsburg, where she spent the
past six weeks,
Mrs. Mary Lelthner and Miss Mary
Voss left last night for a visit with
friends in Iowa.
Hugh Ralston left this morning for
Urbana to resume his studies at the
University of Illinois.
Verne Brinkerhoff left yesterday for
Urbana to resume his studies at the
University of Illinois.
Peter Connor and Edward Guyer left
yesterday for Hill school at Pottstown,
Pa., to resume their studies.
Smith Ferguson of Ann a wan left
yesternay morning for Urbana to re
sume his studies at the University of
Fred Mitchell and Richard Carter
will leave this evening for Port De
posit, N. J., to resume their studies at
Dale Hayes left yesterday for St.
Louis, where he will visit for a few
days before returning to the Missouri
School of .Mines.
M. M. Cruise returned yesterday
morning from Kansas City and depart
ed last evening for Hammond, La., to
be gone indefinitely.
Charles Larkin left this morning for
Urbana to resume his studies at the
University of Illinois after spending
the Christmas vacation here.
The Misses Anna and Helen Davis,
who spent the Christmas vacation at
the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. B. Davis, left yesterday to take up
their studies at Wellesley.
W. B. O'Malley will arrive home this
evening from Sterling. He accompa
nied the remains of his brother Peter,
who died at Watertown Saturday
morning, to that city for tnterment.
Miss Maud Hartz, who spent the
Christmas holidays with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Hartz, left this
morning for Washington. D. C, to re
sume her studies at National Park
Mrs. ' Jeanette Mosenfelder Abrams
left this morning for her home In Bos
ton after visiting for several weeks
with her parents, Mr., and Mrs. A. Mo
senfelder. She was' accompanied to
her home by her sister. Miss Blanche
M'LAREN TO MOLINE MAIL
Veteran Newspaper Man Becomes
Editor in Neighboring: City.
Sterling Standard t L. P. McLaren,
who has been connected with the
Standard for the past six months in
charge of the news of that paper,
retired Saturday night and this
morning assumed his duties as editor
of the Mail and Journal of Moline.
D. P. Munn, formerly of this city,
having retired from the editor's desk
of that paper. Mr. McLaren, while
in this city made many friends, and
had the confidence of bis acquaint
ances. He is not in a field that is 1
ly on the Davenport Morning Repub
lican ror six years, ana served as,
president of the Trl-City Press clut
for two years. He was also on th
Clinton, Iowa, Herald for four an
a half years. Mr. McLaren is a com
petent newspaper man, and know
the news end of the business frori
center to circumference.
THREE CITY HILLS
Mayor Designates Streets on
Which Sport May Be Enjoyed.
TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS
All Bobs in Future Most Carry
Lights on Steering Sleds Car
Crews Warned Also.
Mayor G. W. McCaskrin issued or
ders today which are to govern coast
ing on the hills of the city during tho
remainder of the winter and which are
calculated, to prevent any further In
juries to coasters on account of bob
sleds running into people. This order
followed the latest bobsled accWent,
that to Miss Gladys Canfield, which oc
curred last evening on the Seven
teenth street hill.
By this order, Mayor McCaskrin des
ignates three hi Us on which coasting
will be permitted. These are Seven
teenth street, Twenty-seeond street
and Forty-fourth street. Coasters will
not be allowed on any other hills and
any found using other hill3 will be ar
rested. Another precaution is that ev
ery bobsled must carry a red light in
front of the steerer, where It can be
plainly seen from lower down the hill.
Mark Danjcerous Avenues.
In addition to making the coasters
carry red lights on their sleds, HsJifs
will be placed at the more dangerous
of the crossings over which the sleds
cross. These crossings which are to
be so marked are Eleventh avenue,
on the Seventeenth street hill; Ninth
avenue, on the Twenty-second street
hill, and Seventh avenue, on the Forty
fourth street hill. Street car crews
will be warned to take . precautions
towards the safety of the coasters at
the points where the tracks cross the
streets on which coasting Is allowed
and it Is hop-that these precautions
will ellmlp'.ce any further trouble re
sulting from collisions.
Maoe Semones, in Jail for Con
tempt, Begins Habeas Cor
FAILS TO PAY ALIMONY
Wife Given Divorce and He Is Or
dered to Contribute to Her
Mace Semones of Moline, who has
been in the county jail for three
months as the result of an order de
claring him in contempt of court, has
started habeas corpus proceedings in
order to get out of prison.
Semones was sued for divorce by his
wife several months ago and a decree
granting it was Issued. In addition to
this Semones was ordered to pay ali
mony. He failed to do so, however,
and after he had been given about two
months in which to pay up he was ar
rested on a charge of contempt of
court and Judge Graves committed him
to jail until such time as he could
purge himself of the charge by paying
Thought to Be Obntlnnte.
It is generally believed at the court
house that Semones has the where
withal to pay the required alimony and
that he is merely obstinate about it.
Accordingly, he lay in jail for three
months, and now he is getting tired of
it ayi wants to get out. Attorney H.
M. McCaskrin represents hhr
Llcensed to Wed.
Matthew F. Hogan .w
Miss-Olar J.' Santee-
Henry Stphen Aldrlch.
Henry Stephen Akirich, first white
child born in Il.bnry county, died Sat
urday at the home of hi3 nephew, M.
M. Aldrich, in fcast Moline, of tfropsy.
He was born Dec. 16, 1835, in an inn
on the old raid to Chicago, conducted
bv hla Dareu'lS- The little white na-
poose, as the Indians called him, was
an object of much Interest to them,
and they sowered him with gifts,
many of wsich. are still in possession
of tfro family.
His life jwas spent within a mile f
his birthrjace till four years ago,
when he Removed to East Moline. He
farmed r years and later operated
the Aldpch coal mine, the first mine
opened ,n this vicinity. He was mar
ried Sjt. 32. 1861, to Mary Richmond
at LyJion. She died Nov. 18, 18"87.
Three jthildren were born to them and
one survives, Ellis D. of East Moline.
One fister, Mrs. Phila Davis of Gene
seo so remains. Interment was in
John J. Claussen.
John Jacob Claussen died this morn
ins t 8:40 at his home, 530 Second
street, after a prolonged illness of
dopsy and asthma. He had been con
f Jied to Ms bed two weeks. Deceaseo.
was born at Osterdeistrlch, Germany,
Dec 17, 1849, and was married there
Dec 31, 1870. He came to this coun
try 28 years ago and settled In Chi
cago, where he resided for 13 years.
For the past 15 years his home had
been in this city. He is survived by
his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John Bot
zem, Chicago; three sons, Peter and
George, Rock Island, and Nicholas,
Chicago, and two sisters -and five
brothers in Germany.
The funeral win be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.
The services will bo conducted by
Rev. iF. & Rolf, pastor-of 'the German
Evangelical church. Burial will be In
Mrs. Adeline Oliver.
At her home in Chicago yesterday
afternoon occurred the death of Mrs.
Adeline Oliver, who for 25 years was
a resident of Rock Island" she having
removed to Chicago from this city
seven years ago. While on a visit here
last summer Mrs. Oliver met with an
accident,' falling in alighting from a
6treet car and injuring herself inter
nally. She never fully recovered from
the effects of the mishap.
Mrs. Oliver was 58 years of age.
She was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
She is survived by three children, Ira
Oliver and Misses Ada and Jennie
Oliver, all of Chicago, and two
brothers, B. 3L Wilcox, Rock Island,
and William Wilcox, Moline. E. M.
Wilcox left this afternoon for Chicago
to attend the funeral which will take
place fjom the home at 9 Erie street
Funeral of Charles Pomranke.
The funeral of Charles Pomranke
was held this afternoon from the resi
dence, 701 Eleventh avenue. The serv
ices were conducted by Rev. F. J. Rolf,
pastor of the German Evangelical
church. Burial was in Chippiannock
Funeral cf Charles DeBussecher.
The funeral of Charles DeBusseher
will be held tomorrow morning- at 9
o'clock from the O'Malley & Bachmann
undertaking parlors. DeBusseher died
Saturday morning at St. Anthony's
hospital of bronchitis. He was born
G3 years ago in Belgium and had lived
in this country for the past 15 years.
He had no immediate relatives here.
GRAND JURY FOR
JANUARY AT WORK
Is Convened Yesterday Afternoon
and Charged by Judge Graves
Goes to Work at Once.
The grand Jury for the January
term In the circuit court went into
session yesterday afternoon. Judge
E. raves convened the jury at 2
o'.fc And a tne veniremen were
accepted as Jurors. C. W. Heck of
Moline was chosen as foreman and
then the jury was charged. " It re
tired to the grand jury room at once
and went to work. The personnel of
the January grand Jury Is as follows:
Cordova C. W. Brown,,
Coe Charles Elppejj
Canoe Creek James Dillon.
Zuma J. C. Adams.
Port Byron W. F. Garnett.
Hampton John Devinney, Jr.
South Moline Charles A. Larson.
Moline C. W. Heck, Gotfred Tu
ban. Sr., Jerry Kelley.
Rock Island Charles Fieblg, Phil
S. Wilcher, Joseph Stroehle, Jr., Si
South Rock Island Herman
Black Hawk I E. Wilson.
Coal Valley Elmer Johnson.
Rural James Walters.
Bowling Joseph Hutchinson.
Edgington Robert Miller.
Andalusia John" Kane.
Buffalo Prairie E. L. Marston. ,
Drury Frank Reynolds.
Work to Be Commenced Tomorrow
on the M. & K.'s New Quarters.
Henry Tappendorf has been award
ed the contract for the remodeling
of the Fries building, on Second ave
nue, to accommodate the needs of
the M. & K., which i3 to locate its
enlarged business in that stand as
soon as the improvements are com
pleted. Mr. Tappendorf will put his
men at work on the contract tomor
LANTERN UPSET; A FIRE
Small Blaxe at Kook Island Thirty
first Street Station.
There was a small blase at 2 o'clock
this morning in the basement of the
east building of the Rock Island depot
at Thirty-first street and Fifth avenue
where the porters' and news agents'
supplies are kept. An alarm was
turned in to the fire department. The
damage caused by the blaze was nom
inal. It is thought that the fire was
started by the upsetting of a lantern.
Gleaners Club to Meet.
The Gleaners club will meet this
evening promptly at 7:30 o'clock at
the home of Miss Mildred Hoppe,
1113 Fourteenth and a half street.
Following the business meeting the
club will enjoy a bob sled ride about
J-ist& "PsSlHave You!
-VSa,,' rtf S 1.59 IWl'A
IN CUR WINDOW?
It means that we are the
Exclusive AgenU forTHS
FREE".the only sewing ma
chine which is
and which has fifteen
absolutely exdus ive
Come and Se it.
THE MILL STORE,
300 Fourth Avenue.
FALLS FROM CART
Frank Farrell Failed to Apprec
iate Efforts of xthe Police
in His Behalf.
IS HELPED WHEN DRUNK
Promised to Quit Boozing but Is
Found intoxicated Soon After
wards and Snt to Jail.
Frank Farrell proved himself un
grateful to the pollc and today he
was taken down to the county bastile
to spend 15 days. Fan ell went to ths
station several days ego and asked
permission to remain there until he
could gather himself together. He was
just recovering from a drunk which
had lasted, as he said, for two weeks.
The police doctored him up and took
care of him for two days, at the end
of which time be departed In a much
improved condition. He had been out
but a short time, however, before he
was 4runk again and had to be hauled
in this time. Police Magistrate C. J.
Smith gave him a trial this morning
and fined him $75 and costs which
amounts to 15 days In the county Jail.
Farrell professed a willingness to go,
as he said he believed It would do him
good to keep away from the booze for
a fortnight The police magistrate
agreed with him.
Molder Give $10 Fine.
Charles Bovyn, who has been work
ing in the molding department at the
Rock Island Plow works, was brought
before the police magistrate this morn
ing on the charge of having become
drunk and disorderly. He had been
making himself obnoxious by th use
of foul language while on a street car
and that fact had brought about his
arrest. He didn't try to lick the whole
force this morning. On the contrary he
was quite meek and mild, but he was
emphatic in his denial of having used
bad language, as he said he knew bet
ter than to do such a thing when on a
car in whicli there were ladles. But
the evidence against him was strong
and he was fined $10 and costs. He
Peter Quirk was fined $75 and costs
on a charge of disorderly conduct. He
was unable to pay his fine and went
to the county jail to servo it out. He
will have to remain there 15 days.
Pete was arrested last night for being
drunk and disorderly and he admitted
the charge without a blush, when con
fronted with the evidence this morn
ing. GIRL IS INJURED;
Accident on Seventeenth Street Hill
Results in Sprained Ankle
and Severe Bruises.
Mis3 Gladys Canfield, a young girl
whose home i3 at 922 Eighth street,
was painfully though not serio isly
Injured last evening by being run
Into by a bob sled. In company with
half a dozen other young people they
were coasting on Seventeenth street.
The party was on- Its way up the
hill drawing a sled . When they ar
rived at about Twelfth avenue, an
other sled containing five young peo
ple appeared directly in front of
them and gave them but an instant
to get out of the way. All of the
walkers succeeded in getting to one
side except Miss Canfield, who was
struck and hurled to the paving. Her
right ankle was sprained and the
limb was severely bruised up to the
knee. The ambulance was called
and the injured girl was taken, to
her home, where she will be confined
for about a week. The accident oc
curred about 8:30 and it put a dam
per on coasting for the remainder of
the evening, although it was purely
an accident, and no one apparently
was to blame.
WAR TALK BY CHINA
AND PORTUGAL NOW,
Dispute Over Boundary Lines of
Chinese Concession Creates Ten
sion Among Diplomats.
Peking, Jan. 4. Negotiations ex
tending over five months between Chi
na and Portugal on the question of the
Macao boundary have failed and today
the Chinese government sent a formal
message to the Portuguese government
that it will under no circumstances con
sent to arbitrate. It is pointed out that
only China and Portugal can settle this
question between themselves.
$Macao Is situated on an island of
the same name at the mouth of the
Canton river. China holds that all the
dependencies of the city of Macao have
been occupied Illegally by Portugal for
some years and that the only conses
sion of territory ever made to Portugal
was the town of Macao. China insists
that the territory and adjacent plains
be evacuated by Portugal. At the
Hongkong conference the Chinese del
egates refused to recognize Portugal's
claims in Macao or submit the question
to arbitration. Later the Portuguese
government sent General Machado to
China tn the hope of reaching an amic
able agreement of the dispute, but be
failed m this mission.)
Don't Get a Divorce.
A western judge granted a divorce
on account of Ill-temper and bad
breath. Dr. King's New Life Pills
would have prevented It. They cure
constipation, causing bad breath and
liver trouble the ill-temper, dispel
colds, banish headaches, conquer
chills. Twenty-five cents at all drug
CONTINUING our policy of throwing out short
ends, single pieces and oddments each day as fast as
we come to them, while invoicing, you will find here
more discoveries made .today of "fine picking."
i'l ose finest beaver hats, nearly every color of the season. Pick
j our- Wednesday or Thursday for $2.00. Ladies' beaver hate,
Misses' and children's toque caps, every color 25c and 50c.
Some mighty good men's shoes for $1.19.
Men's solid leather every day shoes and shop shoes Just
$1.19 Nt every size $1.19.
A lot of standard calicoes not every color or pattern, but full
standard weave and print, yard 4 12 c.
Some more of the boys' rawhide hose, a few only for a Pa,r
A few jardinier stands, 13 inches high. 50c values, to close out
Sample rockers, golden oak. one of a pattern 12.00 valu
$1.35, 53-50 value $2.45, 15.00 value $3.65.
A few pounds of fresh filberts and brazil nuts 10c pound.
- JuBt 22 pairs $2.75 heavy gray blankets one pair to a custo
mer at $1.65 a pair.
$2.00 and $2.25 white southern fleeced blanket, 12-4 extra
large size, slightly mussed, to close out quick, about half value
at $1.47 a pair.
Fleece lined kid mittens, ladies sizes, traveler's samples of the
75c to $1.00 lines, about four dozen In all, tomorrow, choose at
50c Pr. ,
Boy's gauntlet "Rough Rider" gloves, while three dozen last,
39c a Palr-
Meu's silk reefer mufflers while two dozen last, just half at
8c and 12c yarns, slightly soiled, about 200 skeinB, nearly all
colors at skein 5 c,
Coats at $5.00 not $5.00 coats but $7.50 to $12.50 coats at
$5.00 a11 t18 season's make In black and colors, rich pickings
Rich pickings in the waist flurry up to $15.00 waists $5.00
up to $7.50 waists $2.90 UP to 2-75 waists $1.00- c
Picking in the book department. We find a lot of popular nov-,
els, former $1.50 copyrights that will make interesting reading at
2QC also a number of boxes of fine stationery on which we cut the
price In two, just half.
Picking In the notion department brings bargains to the front.
1910 calendars at half, many pretty belts at half, some shell hair
pins, back combs, Including many novelties at half, etc., etc.
Two lines of the best $2.50 Regis corsets, not all the largest
sizes in each style, but a good assortment. .Find your size Wed
nesday and Thursday for Just $1.50 Dotn late models, two days,
Two small lots of Turkish bath towels, brown and bleached,
good size, pick 'em while we're invoicing at 8c a Piece, 8c.
Bleached or brown 8 c.
L. S. McCABE & CO.
ORDER NEW BOOKS
Library Board Adds 50 Vol
umes of Miscellaneous
Works to Shelves.
TO BE PURCHASED AT ONCE
Routine Business Takes Up Time of
Members at Meeting Last Night
-Monthly Bills Allowed.
The public library board held its
monthly meeting last evening at the
directors' room in the library build
ing. Little outside of routine business
came up before the board, the princi
pal work ojLthe meeting being to audit
the bills for the past month and re
ceive the report of the librarian. In
addition to this the book committee
submitted a recommendation calling
for the purchase of 50 volumes of new
books for the shelves at the library,
and thl3 recommendation was adopted.
The books will be purchased at once.
The list of bjlls for the expenses of
the Institution during the closing
month of 1909 was as follows:
A. C. McClurg & Co $ 57.92
J. A." Burllngame 51.75
People's Power company 46. 48
Rock Island Hardware company 3.40
B. E. Lamp 5.55
Library bureau - l.CC
Electric Construction & Mach
inery company 2.13
H. W. Wilson company 10.00
G. II. Kingsbury 7.03
Rport on Circulation.
The librarian's report showing the
circulation -of books during the past
month was as follows:
General works 25G
Religion .' 33
Industrial arts C4
Fine arts 51
Travel . 143
Grand total 6,607
Received from fines $23.18
BALANCE ON CREDIT SIDE
Fiscal Operations of U. S. for Decem
ber $2,000,000 to Good.
Washington. D. C, Jan. 4. De
cember's fiscal operations of the na
tional government showed a balance
on the credit side the flrt time
during the fiscal year 1909-10 and
the first time since the Payne-Aldrlch
tariff law went Into effect. The re
ceipts aggregated $59,827,536 and
the disbursements $57,713,795, leav
ing a balance of $2,113,741.
Exclusive of the deficit for the last
six months on account of Panama
canal operations, amounting to $16,
311,978, and that on account of the
public debt transactions, the loss to
the treasury thus far this fiscal year
is $23,919,910, as against $51,755,
572 for the same time last year. The
largest increase has been in customs
receipts, about $30,000,000.
SISTERS HORSEWHIP MAN
Wealthy Fruit Dealer of Carijle, III.,
Victim of Attack.
Carlyle, 111.. Jan. 4. L. S. Mor
lock, a wealthy fruit grower, was
horsewhipped here last night by Miss
Adelle Kennedy, 19 years old, and
her sister, Mrs. Bertha Coleman, 21
years old, daughters of Mrs. A. Ken
nedy, a widow at whoso home Mor
lock formerly boarded. Neither Mor
lock nor the young women made any
statement of the affair and no arrest
Begins Harvest Tomorrow.
The Union Ice & Coal company of
this city tomorrow morning will put
' 150 men at work on Its ice field at the
foot of Twenty fourth street in Moline.
Fifteen thousand tons of ice will bo
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured In
Morton I Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muicle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyoad
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had ellit physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detrhon's Relief for Rheumatism, it
gave immediate relief and she was
able to walk about In three days. I am
sure it saved her life." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Inland; Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 Weat
Second street, Davenport.
Chamberlain's Co.'Rh Remedy is
not a common, every-day cough mix
ture. It is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold In
the head, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by all druggists.
fiinn fnr in iV. rw in
jurious to health found in food
resulting (iota the km of