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THK ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1904.
Weill Paper WaJl Paper Regardless of Cost at the Closing Out Sale OH. COME AAD LOOK. 10 rolls of pap;r at 10c 1 00 6 rolls ceiling at 10c 00 A n n .c r 4"a 1G yards lrier at 5e Y AlllOr 1.50 I Total -'-''0 J The Combination Sale is a Wonder. 10 rolls paper at 25c 12.50 I rolla C-iii g at J:ti- 1.60 1 yards lor.J-r tt Cc 1.0 - 1 1 IOl dS J Total J We furnish ami hang paper cheaper than any tirin in the city. We do painting aod cie:l t continue in the paintirg business. Mixed paints, any color, 91.20 per gal on. THE MODERN, Corner Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street. WILLIAM B. KILLMCR. Prop. Are You Interested in the South ? DO Vol CARE TO KNOW OP THK MARVELOUS DEVELOPMENT NOW GOING o. IN &6e GreaLt CentraJ Soith? OP INNUMERABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG MEN OR OLD ONES TO GROW RICH? Do juii want to know about rk Di) a Trunk Lint' Railroad, which will Iron tin same Held each year Land n acre which will be worth from 930.00 stock raising where the extreme of v weeks? Of places where truck growin turn- eaeh year? Of a land where yo year? of opportunities for establish tries; of rich mineral locations, and B If yon want to know the detail will gladly advise you fully and truth h farming lands, fertile, well located, produce two, three and four crops ow to be had at from 98.00 to $j.MJ an to $150.00 within ten yean? Aboul Inter feeding Is nut six () short jjp and fruit raisins; yield enormous re- ii can live 1 1 of doors every nay m tiie Ing profitable manufacturing mdns plendid business openings? r of any or nil of these write me. I fully. O. A. PARK, Genera Immigration asd had us trial agent. Loviisville & Nashville R.y. Co. I.Ol riSVILLE. KV B0BB6 OSOSOS030S030SOS0303030S Get Bvisy... Ready for Fourth of July, Summer Outing, St. Louis Fair, we have just what you want OUTING SUITS, NEGLIGEE SHIRTS, STRAW HATS. PANAMA HATS. UNDERWEAR.. SUIT CASES, TRA7NKS. In fact everything needed for your comfort. 5 m (ft I 1 THE YOU know us ROCK ISLAND LL 1 BILLS ARE HELD UP Council Wants Light on a St. Louis Jaunt and Purchase of a Water Main Tapper. CONVENTION EXPENSES HIGH Two Official Have na Account of $17U Fur Kle Imm Bridge I- Ordcrrd. Aid. F. E. Bobbins, chairman of the waterworks committee, and Plumb T. Bancroft. superintendent of the wa terworks department, a week ago at tended a national gathering of water works superintendents at St. louis, re maining five days. They went in re sponse to an invitation that had been extended to the Rock Island council Their expense account was presented a an item in the monthly payroll or dinance that came up for adoption at i he regular meeting of the council yes terday afternoon. It was for $ln. The bill originally was offered for the approval of the finance committee at its meeting for the auditing of ac counts last Friday evening. The mem bers of this committee are Aids. An derson. Sexton and West bay. The two latter objected to payment of the Item until they had been Informed what the money had been spent for. They also opposed allowing $550 for a patent main tapper purchased from the A. P. Smith Manufacturing company with out the authority of the council. This was ordered through the waterworks committee. I:cIikIi-iI Prom Orimtnee. When the ordinance was read yes terday afternon it embodied the ex pense account of the waterworks con vention jaunt and the bill for the pat ent tapper. Aid. W'estbay offered a motion that both bills he excluded from the ordinance ami referred back to the finance committee. Aid. O'Connor expressed surprise al the St. IOilis convention expense account, and intimated that the Rock Island representatives must have been living in royal fashion to have ex peinled $17 per day each during their stay in the world's fair city. However, he did not object to pay ing the bill, assuming that the amount mentioned was used for legit (mate expenses, hut he thought when representatives of the city went away on trips of this sort the least they should do would be to furnish an itemized statement, thereby removing any grounds for criticism. Concerning the patent tapper sev eral of the aldermen expressed them selves as opposed tO doing business after the system that had been em ployed in this case. None doubted that the tapper was needed, but they wanted to be enlightened before they voted to pay $."50 for an apparatus tin merits or value of which they knew nothing. Accordingly, by a vote of 8 to 7, the bills were referred to the finance committee for investigation. nut her limine In Ordered. City Engineer Wallace Treichler was ordered to prepare specifications for a two-span steel bridge to replace the rickety structure across the north branch of Rock river. The new bridge over the south branch of the river is Hearing completion, the city council having provided for the build ing thereof by declaring an emergency to exist several months ago. When the apportionment of the anticipated revenues of the city was made Jit the meeting of one week ago $30,600 was set aside for a bridge fund. From this the new structure ordered yester day will be paid for. Though consid erably larger than the south bridge it is believed it can be constructed about as cheaply owing to the low figure at which structural si eel can be pur chased at this time. KAP0C LIFE PRESERVERS WILL SUCCEED CORK ONES In future the Diamond Jo liners. Helen Blair and various other craft are to be equipped with a new species of life preservers, which by reason of the fact that its buoyant substance is not cork, but a soft, cotton like sub stance which has been discovered in the Philippine islands, will be a dis tinct innovation. A number of samples of the new Ka poc life preservers, as they are called, have been received by ("apt. Kuapp. of the government steamboat Inspoc tion bureau at Dubuque. They are about the same size as tlui cork pre servers and are adjusted in the same manner, but are much more convenient to handle. loth in time of need and for storage. The government gave the preservers a thorough Inspection ami pronouneed them superior to cork preservers. The new life preservers weigh two pounds each and are capable of floating 21 pounds of iron, which is a very good test. Cant Knapp stated that they would keep a live hotly afloat a long time and that with Utile or no effort a drowning pet son could be saved. The government has recommended the use of the new preservers and a large number of upper Mississippi river boats are being equipped with theni. MRS. LAURA VOLLAND MESMER A SUICIDE WEDS J. 0. HASSON Ceremony Takes Place at Home of Aid. F. E. Robbins Yesterday Op ten berg-Garrison Vol land was Hasson at S the residence Mrs. Iaura Gordon married to James O. o'clock last evening at of Aid. Frank E. Robbins. 735 Twenty second street, by Rev. R. R. Williams, pastor of the First M. E. church, in the presence of a small company of guests. The wedding colors were pink and white. A wedding supper was served. The groom is a traveling salesman for the Sherwin-Williams Paint company, of Cleveland, Ohio. The bride is well known in this city, having been reared lure. She is a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Byron Gordon. The couple departed last night to spend their honeymoon in the north. They will be at home in Peoria after September 1. Those pres ent at the ceremony from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Has sou. of St. Paul, and .lames MeCuteh eon. of Cincinnati. The wedding of Miss Mary Qarri sou to Edward Optenberg was solemn ized last evening at s o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Garrison. L'T"7 Ninth street. Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian church, offi ciating. Miss Flora Optenberg and Felsam Garrison were the attendants. The ring service was used. Mr. Op tenberg is an employe of the Centra! Union Telephone company. The cou ple departed last night for a wedding tour and upon their return will reside in Moline. The guests from out of the city present al the wedding were Mrs. Drenner and daughter Miss May: Mrs. Lucy Graham and daughter. Miss Edna; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Francis. Mrs. Gertrude Drenner. all of Prince ton, la., and Felsam Garrison, of Sun bury, Iowa. Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar rhoea Remedy. This remedy is certain to be needed in almost every home before the sum mer is over. It can always be depend ed upon even In the most severe and dangerous enses. It is fsjecially al-i liable for summer disorders In chil dren. It is pleasant to take and never fails to give prompt relief. Why not buy it now? It may save life. For sale by all leading druggists PERSONAL POINTS. C. E. Adams has gone to Chicago. Eli Ifoaenfelder is in New York City. Miss littie Class has gone for an ex tended visit in Iowa. Miss Mamie Trent, of Port Byron, spent yesterday in the city. .lames Rickey left today for Knox ville, Tenn., to isit his relatives for two weeks. Miss lone Burns, of this city, depart ed this morning for a ten (lays' stay in Colfax. A. H. Lambert and daughter. Miss Anna, leave tonight for St. Louis to visit the fair. Mrs. .1. L. Haganiun and son. John Ford, of Chicago, are visiting at the home of E. W. Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Okell. of Des Moines, are visiting relatives and friends in Rock Island. Will Bfansy, of Joplin, Mo., depart ed today for his home after a brief visit with Rock Island friends. F. Berner, Sr.. and Mr. and Mrs. F. Berner, Jr., and son Russell, all of Geneseo. visited yesterday at the home of C. C. Trent. Mr. and Mrs. 11. Clemann and son anil daughter have returned from St. Louis, where they spent In days in viewing the exposition. Miss Margaret Eckhart departed this morning for Montgomery, Ala., where she will be the guest of rela tives for two months. J. W. Franks, of Peoria, of the J. W. Franks Printing company, printing contractors for the M. W. A., was in this city today at the Woodmen head quarters. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Wilkin and Mrs. Frank Griffith, of Washington. Iowa, who have been the guests of S. A. Black and family for the past few days, depart tomorrow for their home. Jack Davis, who has been here on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Davis. 1500 Sixth avenue, left today for Peoria to begin a ln-weeks vaudeville engagement that will ter minate in New York state. A cable message today announce; that E. D. Kohn and family, on their way to Europe on the steamer Penn sylvania, passed Lizard's Point. Eng land at 1:30 this morning and will ar rive in Hamburg tomorrow evening or Thursday morning. PAUL MUELLER IS TO BE Laid at best tomorrow Paul Mueller, drowned yesterday afternoon at the foot of Twenty fifth street, will be buried tomorrow morn ing, the funeral services to be held under the auspices of Rock Island lodge No. 35, Mystic Workers, at the home of the parents. Mr. and Mrs George Mueller, 2.', is Sixth avenue. An inquest was conducted over the body last evening by Coroner L. V Eckhart at the undertaking rooms of B. F. Knox on Twentieth street, and a verdict of accidental drowning return ed. John Muelhr. cousin of the drowned young man. who had a nar row escape from a similar fate, has recovered from the shock caused by exhaustion. Body of Missing Printer Found Float ing in the River at Foot of Twelfth Street. HE JUMPS OFF THE BRIDGE Uurlua M Kit of UeNpondeney Over Ilia Fear of i Hli Mind Burled ar RiirlinKton. Floating in the river near the foot of Twelfth street, the dead body of William R. Mesnier. the Burlington tlowai printer, who mysteriously dis appeared from the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sophie Eklund. 222(5 Fourth avenue, where his wife and two children are now, was found this morn ing about 7 o'clock by Al. Hogau. of Davenport, who. with I-ee Caskey. was rowing to Rock Island, where they are employed. Authorities were notified of the find, and the body taken to Wheelan's un dertaking rooms, where it was identi tied by C. E. Weston, proprietor of the Central bowling alleys Weston had become acquainted w ith Mesmer at the boarding house conducted by the lat ter's mother. The body was in an advanced state of decomposition, and probably had been in the riv.er since Saturday night, when if is supposed Mesmer jumped from the Rock Island bridge. The cor oner's jury rendered a verdict of death by drowning. The jury was composed of H. H. Morris. Dennis McCarthy. Joseph Walters. Harry Coyne, James Bowling and George W. Sample. One of KiinteNt 1'rlittern lu Iowa, Mesmer had been employed as a printer (n the Burlington Hawk-Eye for the past 17 years, and upon the advent of linotypes into the printing office he learned to run one. and was considered one of the fastest opera tors in the state of Iowa. Of an ob serving and studious nature. Mesmer iiad a propensity for reading, having a bent for the Study of medicine and and religion. He would often take books from tin- Hawk Kt study al home. In it is thought, he his mind. and for three mouths he had shown temporary mental aberration office and t his waj . oertaxed tlie past sinus of and be came ill. compelling him to quit work. He brooded over his condition, and seemed to be aware of his symptoms through his study of medicine. This worried him all the more, and he would often remark to his wife about his unfitness to work and drop an occasional hint that he knew his mind was deranged at times. He was ad vised by his physician to leave Bur lington for a change for the benefit of his health. Last Wednesday he and his family, consisting of his wife and two small children, came to Rock Isl and and were staying at the home of his wife's mother. Mrs. Sophie Ek lund, 222G Fourth avenue. Seemeil on the Improve. For the first few days M earner's con dition seemed to improve, and his wift says that he slept soundly last Friday nivht lor the list time in three months He and his wife felt enconr aged, and were sanguine of his event ual recovery. However, the following day he grew extremely despondent and was reticent. He talked only when spoken to, and would answer in monosyllables. Saturday evening, af ter supper, he told his wife that he was going to a nearby barber shop to get a shave. Fearing that he might wander away his wife accompanied him, hut the shop was crowded with customers, and both returned to hei mother's house. After sifting around awhile he told his wife that he was going to try to get a shave at another barber shop, ami said that she need not accompany nor worry, as he wa; all right, and would return just as soon as he had gotten his shave. Leaving the house alone, his wifi watched him. Instead of going to barber shop he turned at Twenty-firs' street and went flown toward the riv er. His wife quickly went after him. but was unable to find him. It is thought he went direct to the Rock Island bridge, where he was seen about midnight. W ell Known In lln r 1 i n i I u . Besides his wife and two children Gladys, aged 9 years, and LeRoy, aged years. Mesmer is survived by hie parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Mesmer of Burlington, his father having been for a long number of years police clerk of that city. Mesmer was well Lknown in Burlington and was a self educated man. He was :!t years o: age. Like most printers he took an interest in all the issues of the day and was well read on these topics a; well as having been a student of medi cine and religion. The body will In sent to Burlington toninht for burial. OBITUARY RECORD Ella, aged 1 year. 1 month and 1 day. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miehrel BoUman, of Ekratfa Rock island, died yesterday. The child's death followed an operation for the removal of an abscess of the liver. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow at 2 p m. Brutally Tortured. A case came to lij;ht that for per sistent and unmereiful torture ha perhaps never been equaled. Joe Gol obick. of Colusa. Cal.. writes: "For 18 years I endured insufferable pain from rheumatism and nothing relieved me. though I tried everything known. I came across Electric Bitters, and it's the greatest medicine on earth for that trouble. A few bottles of it com pletely relieved and cured me." Just gOO 1 for liver and kidney troubles and general debility. Only 5' centr. Satisfaction guaranteed by Hartz I Tib HIM Jill, druggists. All the ARGL3. news fci the time - THE We Are Not Talking 9 ThrougK Our Hats When we tell you that we have the swellest Summer Suits in town. Come in and be convinced. Men's Flannel Suits 5.00 Men's Flannel Suits 6.50 Men's Flannel Suits 7.50 Men's Fine hard Worst ed Suits 10.00 Plentv for Slim jvnd Fat Men. SUMMERS & LA VELLE. 1804 Second Ave.. Rock Island. ircade Cigar Store JOHN P. SEXTON. Harper House Block. R nek Island Agent for Paine's Perfect Pipe D ...A See the smoke chamber (A A). All nisotine and dust stop there. The bowl can be lifted out and the pipe cleaned while lighted. Stem can not clog-. Smoke all you like with this pipe; it won't upet your nerves or burn your tongue. Made of French briar. You get only pure, refreshing smoke without nicotine or dust when Ubing this pips. We will be pleased to show the m to you. NOW IS THE TIME when you're away for the sum mer and not to be troubled with the tearing up and putting down, to have that new heating appar atus installed or the old one overhauled in anticipation of last winter's long continued cold be r.g repeated the coming win ter. Think it over and let our es timate convince you 'twill be true economy to do it now. CHANNON, PERRY 6c CO., Davis Block. Old 'Phone 1148. New fill. S. I 'i Went Seventeenth St.. OQGQOOOQQCXlQCiOOCittQ-OVQCiC: 'JVOOOOOOOO r.OOOOOGOOOOOOOOOC- Will Please You. Any one of our three through t ruins II. I. MACK, Oenl Agent A. T. A- S. V. IVy. Dsed ly busy buaine is men bo wish to arrii e on time EEl h. like eesy- riding Pullmans ho enjoy club meals. ROI K ISLAND, ILL. Try the Santa Fi your next trip To California A Study in Wall Decoration is eon tabled in our stock of new de ipn& and effects In colorings. For rich and artihtie touches of colors suij tint and beauty of patterns fhey are an rivaled. Decorations from thern are f urnNh5n- in themselves, nml we will do it at prices that are as attract ive as our wall papers. We also carry a rtoek of p.ii:it, 'il and room mouldings). PAR.IDON GL SON. 419 SEVENTEENTH STKEET. Old 'phone uuicn 213, new 'ph te 5219. 3gOOFO0OgQ0gOrOf0?OS?0