Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGTJS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1G, 1902.
r 1 1 a - I C 1-3
Of tKe Kind
lias come. Tlie coal srrike will soon be a thing of tlie
past. Not so witli Shields' method of selling groceries
tor cash. It has come to stay. His aim has been to give
the best goods for the lowest prices, and that the people
realize this is shown by the large patronage which he
enjoys. Read this week's prices:
Fancy Patent Flour, per sack..
20 lbs. Granulated sugar
Coffee, Java and Mocha 2Sc lb.
4 lbs. for
Good Iiio Coffee 11c lb., 10 lbs.
Japan tea, lb
Japan sittings, lb ,
Dr. Price's Uaking Powder,
I. C. Baking Powder, 25c can
I lb Package Baking Soda .
2 oz. Lemon Extract
2 oz. Vanilla Extract
Yeast Foam, per package
Ralston's Health Yeast, per pkg
Toasted Wheat Flakes, per pkg.
Granuts, per pkg
Pan Cake Flour, 2 pkgs ,
Rolled Avenena, Uncle Jerry
and Ralston oats, 3 pkgs. for.
Carmel Cereal per pkg...
Graino per pkg
Jiice per lb
Imported Figs, per lb. . . .
1 lb. pkg. Pure 15orax ...
Anchor Parlor Matches, pkg.... 15c
Enameline, 8c; 2 for 15c
Sawyer's Crystal Blue, 2 boxes. . . . 5c
Stove Polish per cake 3c
10c Bottle Shoe Dressing 5c
10c Box Shoe Blacking 5c
5c -Box Shoe Blacking 3c
Sapolio, 8c; 2 for 15c
10c Ivory Soap, 8c; 2 for 15c
4 lb. pkg. Gold Dust, per pkg 18c
4 lb. pkg. Swift Washing Powder 15c
5c Washing Powder, 2 for 5c
Santa Clans Soap, 7 bars ........ 25c
12 bars Doll Soap 25c
3 lb. pkg. Smoking Tobacco 20c
White Seal Smoking iTobacco in
pail , 32c
PHONE WEST 1217
Co.'s finest Ready-to-wear
Clothing in the
United States now
ready for your inspec
tion. They fit Prices
right, too. Just around
the corner. You know
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
I lb. Dukes Mixture 35c
Boston Club Smoking tobacco,
10 pkgs. to lb 30c
Chewing Tobacco per lb 20c
Fruit of the Vine Tobacco, perlb. 30c
Flat Iron Tobacco, per lb 30c
Finzers Old Honesty, Tobacco
per lb 30c
Standard Navy Tobacco, per lb.. 37c
Clipper Tobacco, per lb 37c
Star Tobacco, per lb 45c
BTorse Shoe Tobacco, per lb 45c
French Ited Kidney Beans, 3
cans for 25c
Early June Peas, 3 cans for 25c
French Peas, per can 10c
Imported Mushrooms, per can... 20c
3 lb. can Baked Beans, 3 cans.... 25c
Peaches, per can 10c
Pears, per can 10c
Apricots, per can 12c
I lb. can Salmon , 10c
1 lb. can Corned Ham 15c
1 lb. Ham or Veal Loaf 20c
Large Bottle Celery Salt 10c
Quart Bottle Mustard 10c
Catsup, 3 large bottles 25c
Hires' Boot Beer, per bottle...... 15c
Toilet Soap, 3 in box 9c
25c Toilet Soap, 3 in box 15e
Lead Pencils, dozen 8c
Hard Wood Tooth Picks, per pkg. 3c
Mixed Nuts, per lb 10c
Shell Hark Hickory- Nuts, per pk.. Sue
Stuffed Dates, per lb 10c
No. 1 Lamp Chimneys 2c
Frosted Cream, 3 lbs for 25c
Cream Biscuit, 3 lbs. for 25c
Best Ginger Snaps, 3 lbs. for.... 2."c
Mary Ann Cakes, 3 lbs. for 25c
Jersey Lunch Crackers, 3 lbs. for. 25c
' 2530 FIFTH AVENUE.
SOCIETY WINS SUIT
Court Orders Verdict of Not
Guilty in Case of Dr.
END OF AN INTERESTING TRIAL
Judge Holds There Was No Inten
tion to Injure the Plain
tiff. The case of Dr. V. C. Sensibaugh
against the Fraternal Tribunes anl
others came to an end this rooming
in the circuit court by the instruc
tion of .Judge V. II. (iest to the jury
to find the defendants not guilty.
The case presented features of great
interest to the legal and medical pro
fessions. The facts were as follows: Dr.
Sensibaugh graduated from the den
tal department of the Iowa State uni
versity in March. 189S. removed to
Port ISyron in April, where he opened
an office. At that time the Fraternal
Tribunes, a fraternal beneficiary so
ciety, was organizing there a subor
dinate lodge. A charter was issued
to Dr. Sensibaugh'and others author
izing them to institute such lodge.
A meeting was held on May 10,
1S9S, of members and prospect iv
members, a deputy of the order being
present, and those members who had
not before taken the obligation of
the order were obligated, of whom
Dr. Sensibaugh was one. It was then
proposed that the initiatory ceremo
nies prescribed by the ritual le ex
emplified. Dr. Sensibaugh was invit
ed to act the part of candidate and
consented, find a part of the initia
tory ceremony, called the second de
gree, which was optional at that time
and not now in use by the order, was
His shoes and stockings were re
moved, his eyes were, blindfolded and
he was conducted almnt the lodge
room in that condition. After other
exercises he was led to what were
termed "Steps of Progress" a ste
ladder of two steps, each about eight
inches high, the top one covered with
a metal plate. He was told that ho
was about to be taken through a
dark valley and was given a small me
tallic object to hold in his rig'it
hand as a lamp to light his way. This
object was an electrode attached to
one pole of a small magneto-electric
machine, of which the other pole was
attached to the metnl plate on the
Hiding the Goat
At the command to gn forward Dr.
Sensibaugh mounted to the metal
plate and there received the current
for about two seconds through hit
right arm and both legs, when, 'the
current stopped and he descended
from the steps. His statement was
that he was shocked and dazed by th
current which he felt pass throug'i
his body; that his arm fell limp and
paralyzed by his side, and that he did
not remember clearly what happened
The ceremony was soon after dis
continued, he was taken to the ante
room, properly clothed and reconduc
ted to the lodge room, where he made
a short address. His statement was
that he had a convulsion after he
went to his room that night, and wji.j
unconscious most of the night; that
his arm was totally paralyzed for a
year, his bowels and urinary organs
deranged, and he had convulsive seiz
ures for four years thereafter., in
which he had various symptoms char
acteristic of hysteria, and that nov
his right, leg is becoming paralyzed,
but that his right arm is neurly re
covered. It rings Salt.
In May, 1900, he' brought suit
against the Fraternal Tribunes as a
corporation and the various individ
uals who were officers of the lodge
and who participated in the exer
cises, alleging in the first thret
counts of his declaration that the de
fendants negligently subjected him
to a powerful, sudden and secret
shock of electricity, and in the fourfh
count, that they violently assaulted
him and did the. injury. On the trial
Dr. Sensibaugh testified to the facts
substantially as above set forth, but
said he did not see the battery, and
then called Dr. Dierring. professor of
pathology at the state university of
Iowa; Dr. Littig. of the same insti
tution, and Dr. A. H. Arp, of Moline,
who testified that in their opinion
Dr. Sensibaugh had been afflict i d
with true paralysis of the arm as dis
tinguished from imaginary or hyster
ical paralysis and that it was caused
by the electric shock.
Merer Produced Paralysis.
Each of these experts, however, on
cross-examination by State's Attor
ney Weld, admitted that electricity
was never known to produce paraly
sis and that an alternating current
of 0 milleamperes or less could pro
duce no physical injury whatever.
The defense, at the close of the
plaintiff's testimon3", moved the court
to instruct the jury to return n ver
dict in favor of the defendants, nirl
in the argument made the interest
ing point that the Fraternal Tribunes
being a beneficiary society, all its
funds were held in trust for its mem
bers and could not be used to pay
damages, and hence the order could
not be liable.
The court, in passing on the mo
tion, sustained this contention, but
overruled the motion as to the other
defendants, and the case was pro
ceeded with. On behalf f the de
fendants the batterj was produced
and identified ami it was shown to be
a hand magnet, such as is used for
ringing telephone bells, generating
an alternating current of not to ex
ceed 50 volts. Dr. II. X. Moyer, pro
fessor of nervous diseases in Rush
Medical college, Chicago, and an emi
nent authority on nervous diseases,
Dr. A. L. Craig, of Chicago, supreme
medical examiner of the Fraternal
Tribunes, and Dr. C. C. Carter, of
Hock Island, were then called, who
testified that- such a current as the
machine used could generate could
produce no physical injury, and Dr.
Arp, recalled for rebuttal, admitted
the same fact.
At the close of all the evidence the
defendants renewed their motion to
instruct the jury, and it was sustain
ed. The court held that a verdict, if
rendered for the plaintiir, must be
set aside; that the defendants were
not guilty of an assault because there
was no intention on their part to in
jure Sensibaugh, and he consented
take his part of the ceremony, con
sequent ly he could not recover on the
fourth count of his declaration; that
there was no negligence on Hie part
of the defendants because they did
not. use a dangerous instrument or
agency, and that such a result could
not have been foreseen by them, and
consequently there could h no recov
ery on any of the first three counts.
Hon. .Tames McCartney, of Chicago.
ex-attorney general of Illinois, and
State's Attorney H. A. Weld, of this
city, represented the defendants, and
,T. T. Kenworthy and .1. P.. Oakleaf the
RUNAWAY BOY FOUND:
NEWS OF THE LOCAL POLICE
Patrick Carr, the 11 -year-old boy
who ran away from the Villa de
Chantal yesterday, was found last
night at the barn connected with the
institution, where he had returned to
spend the night. He was placed un
der arrest and spent the night at the
police station. He is an orphan and
was taken by the Sisters of the Visi
tation from an orphanage at Peoria.
As they find trouble in governing
him steps will be taken to return him
to the institution from whence he
This morning about 1 o'clock the
police were informed that a hors
and rig that was driven by Carl l.in-
sted, of Moline, had been stolen from
in front of Larson's restaurant on
Second avenue, this city. A scare!
failed to discover the rig and no trace
of it was discovered till about
o'clock today, when the outfit was
found near the plow shop at the wes
end of the city. The horse had evi
dently not been tied and had wan
LOCAL NAVAL RESERVES
. KNOW OF. NO RACE SUNDAY
The members of the Hock Island
Naval Ueserves state that they know
of no arrangements for a race with
the Moline reserves on the river in
front of this city next Sunday, as an
nounced by the Moline reserves
through the press of that city. They
say that no arrangements have been
made for a race and that they will
not participate in one. There was
much talk before the other match of
a return race, but the local crew
claims that the details could not be
agreed upon and they are at a loss
to know what motive the Moline crew
has for announcing a race that has
never been arranged for.
Charles Lanaghan died at 12 o'clock
last night at his home. :5."16 Fifth ave
nue, after 11 days of illness with ty
phoid pneumonia. Mr. Lanaghan was
born in Clinton. Iowa. 37 years ago.
and was married in that city in lay 4
to Miss Anna Lillis. He came to Kock
Island seven years ago with his fam
ily and since that time has been a
motorman on the Red line of the Tri-
City Street railway, where he was
known as a faithful employe and one
of the most popular men- connected
with the companyi. The deceased
leaves a wife and four children rang
ing in age from 20 months to 7 years.
besides one brother, Joseph, and sis
ter, Mrs. Annie IJupert, in Clinton,
and two more sisters, Mrs. Lillie Link
and Mrs. Lizzie Daley, in Denver. Mr.
I-annglinu was a member of Camj
1550. Modern Woodmen. The funeral
will be held Saturday morning at 'J
o'clock from thg home. Interment
will be at St. Marguerite's cemetery;
Forty Years Torture.
To be relieved from a torturing dis
ease after 40 years' torture might
well cause the gratitude of anyone
That is what DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve did for C. Haney, Geneva, Ohio.
He says: "DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve cured me of piles after 1 had
suffered 40 years." Cures cuts, burns.
wounds, skin diseases. Beware of
counterfeits. All druggists.
We sat at the table together,
She cast a shy glance over at me, -
She certainly looked like an angel;
Oh, Charley! Please order me Kocky
T. II. Thomas pharmacj'.
Too late to cure a cold after con
sumption has fastened its deadly grip
on the lungs. Take Dr. Wood's Nor
way Tine Syrup while yet there is
Dyspepsia bane of human exist
ence. Burdock Iilood Bitters cures
it, promptly, permanently. Regulates
and tones the stomach.
HEARING OF CONTEST
Minority Representative Candi
dates Presenting Claims
JUDGE COOPER IS PRESIDING
Objections to Be Heard First Much
Interest Among Poli
ticians. The hearing of the objections filed
with Secretary of State Kose arising
out. of the nomination of two candi
dates by the democrats of the Thirty-third
senatorial district for the
offices of minority representative and
state senator began at 10 o'clock this
morning In the county court room in
this city before Judges Lucia u
Adams, of this county, llauseldon
Cooper, of Henderson county, and W.
1 Church, of Mercer county.
Hy the withdrawal from the ticket
of J. F. Kgan. candidate of the Rock
Island county faction for the office
of state senator, the contest is vir
tually narrowed down to one, involv
ing the candidates for minority rep
resentative, W. R. Moore, of Moline,
and George A. Cooke, of Aledo. The
former is represented by C. J. Searle,
of this city, ami the latter by Robert
(Jreer, of Monmouth, Guy C. Scott, of
ledo, and E. D. Sweeney, of this
city. Otho J. Mowry, candidate for
state senator from Mercer county
was not present.
Many Attend Proceedings.
The case is one of considerable in
terest, not only to those directly in
terested, but to politicians and law
yers as well, and a large number were
present when the case Was taken up,
including, besides Mr. Cooke and his
counsel, I.. I. Hutchins, J. F. Hender
son. John E. Mardoek and C. J. Pos-
tlewaite from the lower end of the
There was also present an emis
sary from the secretary of state, S.
L. Spear, who brought the following
official papers to lay before the court:
Certificate of the nomination of J.
F. Egan and W. R. Moore;
Resignation or withdrawal of J. F.
Certificate of nomination of Otho
J. Mowry and George A. Cooke.
Objection to the nomination of
Otho J. Mowry anil George A. Cooke
Objection to the nomination of J
F. Egan and W. R. Moore.
Mr. Spear will remain during the
hearing and take the documents back
.lodge Cooper Chosen to Preside.
The three judges who constitute
the tribunal chose Judge Cooper as
presiding officer. Lack of room led
to the suggestion, which was later
acted upon, of adjourning to the cir
cuit court room made vacant by the
adjourning of that tribunal till Mon
day. It was also decided at once
that no evidence should be introduced
till the afternoon session.
The question of remuneration of
witnesses being disposed of by the
opposing sides agreeing to settle
with those summoned in their own
behalf, the next matter taken up was
the order of proceedings. Over this
point Messrs. Searle and Greer fenced
several minutes, the former claiming
that the objections of Mr. Moore had
been filed- first and contending on
that score for the advantage of posi
tion in the presentation of the objec
tions and proof and the latter claim
ing that both had been filed simulta
neously and insisting upon an equal
advantage. The judges after a con
ference announced that the objec
tions and affirmative evidence of Mr.
Cooke's side of the case would, "be
heard first. An adjournment was
then taken till 2 o'clock fids' after
noon to the circuit court room.
This afternoon Robert Greer open
ed the case for Mr. Cooke with a
statement of the circumstances pre
ceding and attending the conven
tions in which the contesting candi
dates were nominated, going into the
matter of the composition of the sen
atorial committees, the legality of
proxies of members since removed
from Rock Island, etc., and empha
sizing the statement that at the meet
ing at Aledo for the purpose of call
ing a senatorial convention Messrs.
Hutchins and Henderson acted be
fore Messrs. Looney and Mullane or
ganized as the senatorial committee
and called the convention that was
held in Rock Island.
C. J. Searle followed with a state
ment, in which he concurred with
the main features of the statements
of Mr. (Jreer, but insisted that the
evidence that was to follow would
show that Mr. Moore has fairness anil
justice on his side while Mr. Cooke
is endeavoring to defeat, the will of
the majority of democrats in the dis
trict. He als- laid stress upon the
fact that conventions had been held
in Henderson and Mercer counties
and delegates to the congressional
convention had been appointed and
that the calling of a mass convention
by the Cooke supporters was there
fore contrary to the will of the par
ty members from the lower end of
The first witness called was L. 1.
Hutchins, of Oquawka, who stated
that he was appointed a member of
the democratic senatorial commit
tee from Henderson county and that
he was present at the meeting in
Aledo Sept. 4. ' - .
George A. Cooke was then placed
on the stand. He told of the meet-
Continued on Slxttn Page.
Of New Goods heve
Been Received this
The Fvirn inure Market's Best Product are
New Sideboards, New Dressers,
X Tables and Chiffoniers,
Dining Chairs, Brass and
New Parlor Goods, Iron Beds,
,.. Couches, Davenports.
Davenport Furniture Carpel Co. f
Light ami heavy weight Covet ts,
cut in the short Fox styles. . .. .
Men's tine, fall suits made of snajv
y stylish brown and gold mixed
Cheviots and Tweeds.
Men's trousers, a line selection of
the famous "Duchess" make in
Our Boys' and Little Fellows'
Clothing department is complete w ith nobby, well fitting suits
and overcoats. No mother should miss seeing this stock of cloth
ing for little men, as it will be a saving in money to her.
1804 Second Ave., Kock Island.
.4mM t il M .H .mM"M"M"I'
AT THE RIGHT PRICE.
W. A. ROBB & CO.,
119 Eighteenth Street.
How to Get Rid of Your Old Clothing.
' Notify J. M. Seigel, 320 Twentieth street, and we will call on you and
pay you the highest cash priee for i t. 'Phone C33 brown.
Price $5 to
Price $2 to
207 W. Second St., Davenport.
For fans, but our fixtures
are the warmest that ever
was. All kinds. X
Gas, Clectric, Com- $
bination & Portables
To Wall Paper Buyers
We have decided to close out the
balance of our spring stock at a sac
rifice, and for the next 30 days you
can buy g-ood, new Wall Papers (no
shelf worn poods), at special values
all the way from 2c per roll up. We
have a large force of practical paper
hang-ers and painters and all work
intrusted to us is given our personal
attention. Prices the lowest in the
Paridon (Si Son
417 Seventeenth St. Phone 4753.