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1'HE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY MAY 28, 1911.
WAIT FOR RULING
W. H. Whiteside's Bondsmen
Decline to Sanction Re
lease of Funds.
$33,071.20 IS AMOUNT "DUE
Expected Soprrme Court Will Pass
on Constitutionality of Com
mission Law Monday.
' As the result of a conference yester
flay afternoon between Conn'y Treaj
orer W, H. Whiteside ana h.s bonds
men, the treasurer na3 refused to turn
over to the city of Rock Island any ol
the tax money which is due he ci'.y
and which is now in the count? trea3
nry. Mr. Whiteside stated Hat bis
bondsmen advised him that he wouui
have to hold himself responsible in
case there was any question of legal
ity about the matter and he decidti
that in view of this he would have to
bold the money until the supreme court
rendered its decision on the constitu
tionality of the commission form la-r.
The law says that the county treasu1
er shall turn the city's money over to
the city treasurer and tbe point on
which the matter hinges is whether cr
not the present official who is desig
nated as "city treasurer" is in real-tj
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If he could only have enjoyed
ihe Smoke "that has Rendered
his Name Immortal
1 Hie Smoke ihat has Rendered f f
Little Bobbie 5
Same Quality Smaller Size
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BEST & RUSSELL CO..
I SILVERMAN'S 1
I daturaay specials
Sugar, 104 pounds, cash order 50c
Q White Rose flour, every sack guaranteed to be good $1 2 4
g Extra large new potatoes, peck
O Mothers' corn flakes, 10c package,
3 Clinton soda crackers, two pounds
O Gingersnaps, two pounds
u Bi.'iu, a vi. cat ftnf iuur tur
Ail kind of cookies, pound
Radishes, onions, pie plant, three
611 Seventeenth Street, old
Sacrifice Sale of
Having a surplus of Rock Island Sash and
Door kindling wood, the best on the market
and to save expense of storing we will de
liver a $5 load for $3.75 to any part of the
tri-cities up ta June 1 only.
city treasurer or is merely the treas
urer of the commission.
large: scm dce citt.
There is now in the county treasury
the sum of $33,071.29 due the city and
by the middle of June there ought lo
be double this amount. The greatci
part of the delinquent real estate tax
and all of the personal tax is yet to be
collected by the treasurer and he i?
soon to begin the sale of property in
order to force the collection of taxes
Mr. Whiteside'6 bondsmen are the fol
lowing bankers: Fhil Mitchell, I. S.
White, Otto Huber, Carl Helpenstell,
W. A. Rosenfield and H. E. Casteel.
EXPECT nHCIMO-i MOXDAT.
It is expected that by Monday there
will be a decision of the state supreme
court -siich will Eettle the issues as to
whether or not it is legal to turn the
taxes over to ne treasurer who was
appointed by the commission. Mr.
Whiteside says he will be governed
by this ruling.
WOMAN IS HIT BY AN AUTO
j Mrs. Caroline Stone Victim of An Ac
cident in Moline Steeet.
Mrs. Caroline Stone, Third avenue
'and Ninth street. East Moline, was hit
by an automobile at Fourth avenue
j and Fifteenth street, Moline, last
niht. and was so severely injured that
she was removed to the city hospital.
The bone of the left arm was broken,
a scalp wound was inflicted and she
was badly bruised about the bodv.
The machine belonged to E. E. Bloom
quist and was being driven by hi9 son-in-law,
Distributors. CHICAGO. ILL.
special for Saturday 5C O
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large bunches 5c ?
phone 1661. New 5211. 0
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TO KEEP ITS TEAM
Bnstaees Men Bestir Themselves to
Save Three-Eye Franchise for
Feora, 111., May 26. For the first
time slice the removal of the Peoria
Three-Bre league team has been under
discussien a movement was started to
day to kep the franchise in this city.
Business men have taken hold of the
project aid the Association of Com
merce wil consider the matter this
afternoon. lt is believed that another
company wil be formed here to buy
out the present owners and keep the
team for th city.
Word froa Bloomington this after
noon was thai $4,000 had been pledged
there to buy tie club.
Miss Sabra lughes died yesterday
afternoon at 1 otlock In 8t. Anthony's
hospital after a brief illness of acute
ascending paralysis. She was taken
to the hospital fotr days ago from her
home, 07 Twentieth street. The body
was removed to ifie Wheel an under
taking rooms, and this morning was
taken to Ottawa for burial. Miss
Hughes was 20 years old and had resid
ed here for three jears, coming here
from her former hone in Ottawa. She
leaves her father, Benjamin Hughes,
who accompanied the body to Ottawa.
WOULD COLLECT COSTS
Action Begun at Muscatine Against
Attorney H. B. Betty of Davenport,
representing the Law Enforcement
league at Muscatine, has started ac
tion in the latter city against the
bendsmen of O. C- Sedlitz, now c:
Rock Island, to force pyment of cost3
cf the case in which Mr. Seidlitz was
prosecuted for alleged illegal liquoi
selling. The amount inTolved is $C24.
25. The boudsmen are Dr. A. J. Oli
ver, H. W. Huttig and W. C. Healey.
The costs accrued in connection wita
the case in the district court, which
found against Seidlitz. An appeal has
FRIENDS HARROW CORN
Daniel Malslead's Neighbors Go to
His Aid in Misfortune.
Daniel Malsteadt, a farmer whose
home is eight miles east of Moline,
and who was seriously burned in a
gas explosion at his home a week ago
last Sunday, need not worry about
the care of his corn crop. Mr. Mal
steaut's niece was fatally burned in
the accilent. He has since been hov
ering between life and death, but is
now improving. Today his neighbors
held a meeting and decided to rua
his farm during his confinement. Six
teams were set at work in his 20-acre
field to harrow the corn.
BOY STOLEN BY GYFSIES
DIES IN AN ASYLUM.
1 Two Years With Nomads Wrecked
I Mind and Health of the Lad.
Broken in miud and health as a re
sult of treatment received in two
years of captivity by a band of gyp
sies. Leonard Allen, the sixteen-year-old
son of Mrs. Mary Alien, is dead at
Middletown. N. V.. after three years
of illness and suffering.
In August. 1'JOG. when the boy was
twelve years old. he went to a pond
with four companions. The other
boys went for a swim, and while
young Allen was waiting for them te
come out of the water he wandered
off into the woods looking for berriea.
His companions did not miss him un
til they left tie water and even then
thought he hud gone wome without
That was the last seen of the little
fellow for two years, and. although in
till that time hit mother spared nei
ther moDy nor effort in searching for
him, not a single clew was found.
It was not until March. liKX). that
the police of Fall Hiver, Mass.. acting
on a mere chance bit of evidence, dis
covered the lad with gypsies camping
near that city.
A passenger in a trolley car on the
outskirts of the city heard a child
screaming and. looking to see where
the sound came from, caught a
glimpse of a hollow yed. frightened
boy running from a man. He left the
car and tried to follow them, arriving
at the gypsy camp, ne immediately
reported to the police that a boy was
being mistreated. Police, bearing in
mind the disappearance of Allen,
i made a raid and rescued the boy.
j Two gypsies were arrested and con
His mother, happy almost to the
, point of breaking down, took him
home and began to build up the little
; fellow's health. Two months after he
' was returned to his mother the little
' fellow became a raving maniac.
While be was in the kitchen watching
I his mother at work he suddenly
i snatched a large carving knife and
: threatened to kill her. So weak was
! be that she was able to take it from
him. He was sent to an asylum.
THE NAME STUCK.
And Yet the Man Wh Owned It Didn't
They had been speaking of name
sakes, and one of the group had men
tioned with pride that not only were
four nephews and two grandsons his
namesakes, but that a business block
lately built in his native town bad
taken its name, from him.
-And I like it." he said heartily. "I
consider it an honor, 'i'ou know how
I feel.' he added, turning to one of his
friends. -I hadn't beeu in your little
town more than as hour before I siw ,
Now is the Time to Buy Your
Decoration Day Footwear
Whether yon go to a picnic, fishing or if yon stay at home.
We have the footwear appropriate for the occasion.
Ladies' white sea island canvas pumps with two or one adjustable
?oSVKi ....'.'Sl.SO to $2.50
Ladies' pumps in satin, tan, suede, gun metal and patent, welt and turn
Z ......$ 2. 5 O to $3. 50
Men's elk outing shoes in tan olive 5iO 3T f
and black . 1JV
Men's canvas QQC
Men's tan oxfords and shoes in button r n rl (1
and lace, high arch. Cuban heel .... 0D OllU
2s;.0"?.:...- si.so to $2
STS.?1 .....Sl.OO and up
Priester-Hickey Shoe Co
"BETTER PLACE TO BUY SHOES"
Harper House Block.
eur name at the turn of".' rr".
'Howard's Corner.' You must admit
"May be to you," said the other man
dryly, "but. as it happens, the reason
that's called 'Howard's Corner' is be
cause, when I was about twenty and
knew more than I ever have since, I
took the girl that I was courting: out In
a new top buggy with a livery stable
horse and tried to show off how sharp
a turn I could make.
"I tipped her out Just as a party of
summer boarders came along. The
buggy was smashed up some, and the
girl rode off with the boarders, mad as
a hornet. There was a young man
among them whom she afterward mar
ried. "I don't begrudge her to him, for I
got a finer girl later on. but when the
name the boarders gave that place in
the road stuck and by and by was put
up on the signboard while I was out
west I can't say that it ever struck
me as any special cause for pride."
I will pay $5 for information which
will convict the person who shot at
and wounded my boy's dog. Will pay
an additional $5 upon the conviction of
the guilty party.
2132 Ninth street. Souiu Rock Island.
Think of It.
New sidewheeler Morning Star
makes a Decoration -day trip to Mus
catine at 2:45 p. m. Fare 50 cents.
Aledo School Loses.
Aledo. 111., May 2G. Eureka col
lege defeated William and Vashi
college here yesterday in 12 innings,
9 to 5.
YOUR ANNUAL CONTRIBU
TION TOWARDS CHARITY
WILL BE COLLECTED SAT
URDAY -ANNUAL TAG DAY.
Prof. 0. f . SLATER
will conduct his weekly
dancing school class at
the Watch Tower inn.
Classes from 7:30 to 9.
Reception from 9 to
Opens May 28
Two Big Days
Sunday and Decoration
Sunday Evening and Bo'h Af
ternoon and Evening fec
Floor resurfaced, better
Beef rib roast
Beef pot roast
Fresh and Salt Meats of
Our beef, lamb, pork, etc., is cut from the finest
have to be an expert to choose the best meats, for they
Try one of our prime roasts or porterhouse steaks
from this market.
You will enjoy the
order to West 1568.
The store that .sells Original
values and obtainable in our
the satisfied customers.
Couch like cut, upholstered
leather, diamond tufted,
steel springs, frame, mas
sive quarter oak
Pushed or Pulled.
iWell made sulky, like cut,
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Fresh ham . .
Salt pork . . .
Picnic hams .
Lard . . . . . .
Hamburg . . .
Fresh eggs . .
taste and you'll appreciate the
1816 Third Avenue, Rock Island, I1L
Near Y. M. C. A. Building
store at all times,
like cut, spe
Rocker, like cut, genuine rpiartcr
oak, special QQ O
RUG, 9x12 extra quality
beautiful T1 O OC
assortment I .Uw
. . 15c
. . 10c
stock raised. You don't
are all the best.
or, in fact, any
price. Telephone your
614- Seventeenth St.
The articles illustrated are some of our
Buy your furniture from us and be one of
Mission Clock with 'a
guaranteed movement li
Special $1 .25
LJoyd Princess collapsible un
cart, one motion
PieA, like cut, good, substantial Iron
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