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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1907.
8 MAY BUILD CANAL P. T. Walsh, of Davenport, Re turns From Isthmus, Where He Sized Up the Job. REPRESENTED EASTERN MEN If Their Bid is Successful He Will be Sent to Boss the Mammoth Undertaking. Tlie Panama canal may be crim pleted under the direction of a Daven port man. P. T Walsh of the Walsh Construction company anil P. F. Mc Carthy of the McCarthy Improvement company have returned from the Isth mus of Panax a. where Mr. Walsh went to look over the canal on behalf of leading New York and Philadelphia capitalists, who will be bidders foi the work. The government is desirous.) of letting cut the joh to a single man o:' combination of men. Uncle Sam simply retaining direction of the con struction and furnishing equipment and j supplies, while leaving the actual ar-i rangenirnts for and the pushing of the work to the contracting company. j If the men whom Mr. Walsh repre sent d on hi.': trip se.T.ne the cent tract. Mr. Walsh will be put in c'.iarse of the right along in railway construction in this country, is the famous Culebra cut. f There for six miles a cut must be made through the rock of 120 to 300 feet deep, and it is to be 200 feet wide at the bottom when done." CAUSE OF DEATH IS THE ISSUE In Suit of Mrs. Minnie Coulter Against Insurance Company, Now on Trial in Circuit Court. Whether typhoid fever or injuries received in an accident some weeks previous, cau.sed the death of Harry Coulter, is the issue in the case now being tried in the circuit court before Judge Gest. in which Mrs. Minnie Coulter seeks to re-cover $5,000 from the Travelers' Protective association of America, with head offices at St. Louis. Mrs. Coulter is the mother ef Harry Coulter, and he held a peilicy with the association for $5,000. While employed as a traveling salesman for the Hock I.s'and Mattress company he sustained severe injuries in an acci dent June 4. 1002. He was confined fr.r some time, and received from the company $73 indemnity for disability. He died Aug. 20. and if as is claimed. Ms death was due to the injuries h-? sustained, the company is liable under the terms for the amount of the certi ficate. The defense is that he had been di;-cfcariiod as cured as far as the FOUR VOTES EACH C. J. Lark in and Carl He lpensell . Evenly Favored as Library Board President. ELECTION IS DEFERRED Successor to Colonel C. L. Walke Must Be Chosen Notice of C. P. Comegys' Appointment. . , , a " . L , 7 injures were concerned, and that hi wtll return to the isthmus, probably . .. . . . for a 10 years' residence. Ilrcjt irn Vant Ooml. He returns to Washington this week, to l;e there when bids for the contract will be opened next Saturday. One ob stacle to the letting of the contract to anyone at that time has been found in he fact that the government has stipu lated that a $2.0co,0oo bond be filed with the bid, and that a $3.00'i.otio bond be fitcd for the work. Since this bond has been stipulated it has been found that, as the law prohibits bonding com panies from going on a single bond for over 10 per cent of their capital an 1 surplus .about all the bonding compa nies of the country would have to be on this bond, and then there would hardly be enough to fill it to the re quired amount. f'annl ol n Problem. ' "The canal is a big proposition, hut no longer in any sense a problem," said Mr. Walsh. "It is simply a propo sition of moving a big lot of material, and the work is going along as well as the weather will permit. "They have right months of wet Weather there, and then the rainy sea son begins. The only big work there that is bigger than what is being done death was due to typhoid fever Scaile & Marshall are the attorneys for the plaintiff, while Jackson. Hurst &c Stafford represent the? defendant company. The c;'se was commences! vesterday afternoon. an:l the selection of a jury occupied the time until this noon. Licensed to Wed. Ar'olgh A. Meyers .". . . .Tliibuque, Iowa Elizabeth M. Thir.sen ..Dubuque, Iowa John A. Ilurke Rock Island Mary R. Bruner Rock Island How to Prevent Bilious Attacks. One who is subject to bilious at tacks will notice that for a day or more before the attack he is not hungry at meal times and feels dull after eating. A dose of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver tablets when these first symp toms appear will ward off the attack. They are for sale by all leading druggists. That's the house the doctor built The biggest house you see; Thank goodness, he don't gr?t our mon ey, For we all drink Rocky Mountain Tea. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy. Y aXIA& T-H ft Ji JUJi g Villi avenportj Our Most Successful Pre-Inventory SaJes LARGELY because they are not sales on paper, but every depart ment is very strongly rep-esented. Merchandise which up till recently sold at full prices is no h greatly reduced, part being short lines or broken sizes, and some which for one reason or another we do not care to invoice. The value-giving is entirely characteristic of Har ned & Von Maur sales, a feature which has been instrumental in ex tending the scope and popularity of such events in this store. The sav ings are worthy of your immediate inspection. Dress Goods and Silks at Wholesale Prices PERHAPS no previous sale ever cau.sed so many tri-city women to endeavor to anticipate their dress needs as has this the offering of our entire stock of dress goods and silks at wholesale prices. Have you not been wanting a dress of some particular fabric, either silk or wool? Our well assorted stock contains the finest weaves that have been produced, among them many charming fabrics that will be prom inent in spring fashions. Regardless of color or grade, you may now take your choice at actual cost to us. This unique offer wi'l close tomorrow even ing at 5:30. You must hurry. The extent of the sav ing to you is 20 to 25 per cent. Excellent bar gains, indeed. Pre-Inventory Reductions in Women's Gloves UNEQUALED values are offered in this pre-inventory sale owing to the extreme reductions made to quickly close out certain lines, as follows: An assortment of about seven dozen Perrin's "Belfort" kid gloves, two-clasp, pique sewn, soiled, were $1.75, now SI. 29 A lot of the "Marvel" washable kid gloves, in sizes 5y2 and C; light shades; were $2; to close out at, per Pair S1.29 16-button Suede Gloves, slightly soiled, small sizes, $3 gloves at S1.58 Soiled and odds anad ends of Golf Gloves that were 5Cc, now half 25 LACES ARE REDUCED. Irish Crochet, Orientals and Cbantilly Laces; bands, ga loons and edgings. In black, cream and white; 45c laces, 33c; 50c laces, 23c; $1 laces, 49c; $1.25 laces, per j-ard, 63c; $2.25 laces, Pfr yard - -"$1.25 JEWELRY SPECIALS. 50c Gold Plated Neck Chains, 25c; CDc and 50c Collar Sup porters, 19c; 25c Pin Sets, H on card, now 10c; 25c Beads, variety of colors, 19c; $1.50 Combs, $1;. 50c Combs, 25c; Rogers' $4 Knives and Porks, dozen ....... S2.9S At the regular meeting of the public librarv directors last evening a vote was taken on the election of a presi dent to succeed Colonel C. L. Walker, who has retired from the board and been succeeded by C. P. Comegys, but as there were four votes each for the two candidates. Carl Hellpenstell and C. J. Larkin, the election of a presi dent was postponed until the next meeting. Professor C. W. Foss presid ed at last evening's meeting, being elected chairman pro tem. The board received official notice of the appoint ment and confirmation of Mr. Comegys as a member of the board. J. W. Welch was unanimously elected a mem ber of the finance committee. Mr. Hellpenstell and James McNa mara were appointed a committee to adjust the insurance on the building and contents. The Daughters of the American Rev olution presented a petition for the use of the art room of the library building March 1, S, 15 and 22. for a series of lectures which the society is planning to give. The board granted the peti tion. Librarian Report. The report of the librarian for De cember was received and placed on file, and was as follows: General works 401 Philosophy 1G Religion Sociology Science Useful arts Fine arts General literature Juvenile literature Fiction Travels History 2S 91 77 41 40 mi 1,24:! 2.4CO m.i 22S row morning, and will be in charge of Rev. W. S. Marquis. Burial will take place at Chippiannock cemetery. Charles W. Davis. Charles W. Davis, for a number of years a resident in this locality, died last week in Hannibal, Mo., and the burial took place Saturday afternoon at that place. Mr. Davis was born in Iowa, and resided for many years in Davenport. He was an engineer on the Burlington railway for a number of years and had resided at Hannibal for 11 years. He is survived by hi3 wife and daughter at Hannibal, his parents who reside in Davenport, and two brothers living in this city, Frank H. and Leroy Davis, and four sisters, Mrs. Harry Higgins of Davenport, Iowa, Mrs. A. Kneberg of Moline, Mrs. Fannie Spencer, and Miss Julia Davis of this city. Buried at Rock Island. Funeral services over the remains of Jacob Swagzy were held this morning at Rock Island arsenal by Rev. J. F. Lockney. The soldier was buried at the arsenal cemetery. FAILED TO RETURN WAGON OR MONEY "The Store That Saves You Money." S?0 EXTRA SPECIALS: CORSETS. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we'll sell all Warner's and R. & G. Rust-proof Corsets at the following prices: All $1 corsets 87c. All $1.50 corsets $1.37. All $2 corsets $1.79. All $2.50 corsets $2.23. All 75c, 69c and 59c corsets 49c, and all 50c corsets 39c. Clearance Sale News Special prices have been applied to the largest as well as the smallest lines of merchandise, of which a few of the many are mentioned: One of Two Missing Men is Arrested and Held to Grand Jury for Embezzlement. Total 4,'Jll Reference 1.231 6.413 Receiveel from Grand total Financial statement: fines, $15.12. Dfcrmbrr Hill tlltiwrd. The following bills were allowed: A .C. McClurg & Co $135.55 Kramer & Co 1.75 Channon & Dufva 49.S0 A. W. Crampton 1.9S Expensed Salaries Ira Carr of South Rock Island, was arraigned before Magistrate Elliott this morning for embezzlement, on com plaint of Arthur Goebel.- He was hold to the grand jury under $300 bonds, in default of which he was committed to the county jail. It seems that there were two men in the case, but as yet the other man, Hcmer Hall, has not been apprehended, though a warrant is out for him. The two men in partner ship with Mr. Goebel. were selling ap ples and onions in Moline and Goebel furnished the horse and wagon for the other two. Goebel claims Carr and Hall failed to return with the horse or money received for the onions and ap ples. It appears they sold the horse and wagon to a Moline grocer for $S. Legal steps are being taken by Goebel to recover the horse and wagon. Carl Bergstrom was placed under $500 to keep the peace, his wife being the complainant. He was charged with threatening to kill her. $30 ladies' suits $6.9S ladies' skirts . . . $12.50 ladies' suits . . $33 and $37.50 coats . $20 ladies coats .... $15 ladies' coats . . . . $7.9S children's coats $1.39 bed comforters . 25c talcum powder . . 25c toilet soap 57S2C table linen .... 15c linen crash $1.73 bed spreads .... 20 per cent discount $1.53 wash boilers S12.9S 3.98 S5.00 S20.00 S16.50 S7.9S S3.9S $1.23 9 8c 48c 12'2c S1.48 on cut glass. S1.25 $2.45 clothes wringers . . . C5c bed blankets 75c cotton blankets 12ic flannelettes for 79c lace curtains (j2l2c all wool carpet .... 39c Smyrna mats 2"c Japanese matting .... 7c indigo blue prints 10c outing flannel, yard . 10c comforter ca'.ico, yard 75c navy blue panamas . . $1.23 black Sicilian, yard $1 men's Monarch shirts . $1 Parisian mohairs S1.98 5Gc 65c 10c 64c 49c 29c 15c 4c 6c 434c 59c 89c 49c 75c G5c reversible mohairs 49c 75c all wool serge, yard 59c 10c buck towels for 9Sc linen napkins, dozen .... 85c 12c linen crash, yard 10c $1.25 black taffeta silk . $1.25 black peau de soie $1 ladies' wool pants .. 5!Sc misses' union suits . 3oc fibre water pails . . . 200 yards of sewing cotton .... 2c 25 per cent discount on furs. 10 per cent discount on jewelry. 15 per cent discount on horse blank ets. 10 to 20 per cent off on china. 89c 89c 73c 48c 23c Trading-Stamps in Every Section During this Sale. o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o O o o o o o o o o o o o O 0 0 0 0 THE WEATHER. Slum IliirrirH anil ewliler tonight with the Innrsit trmprratiirr about 15 !' (ircrs altove r.erM Weilnemla j-, fair anl colder. J. M. MIKHIKIt, Local I'oreeawter. HE'S WANTED HERE Man Who Tried Swindle at Keo kuk Worked it Successfully in Rock Island. MRS. JANE YOUNG VICTIM Temperature at 7 a. m. .10 j at 3:.t( i. m- 2l. Maximum temperature in Innt 2.75.2-1 lioiirn -17; minimum IM. Velocity of 205.00 'nintl at S n ti mile per hour. Pre cipitation .!. Total $39G.83 ANNOUNCE CHANGES ARE TO BE MADE Members of Harris & Hess Company Decline to Discuss Plans, But Admit Mr. Harris May Retire. In a notice appearing elsewhere in this issue, the Harris & Hess company. grocers, announce that important changes are to he made in the busi ness in the near future. While the members, of the firm declined to dis cuss the contemplated changes thjs af ternoon, it was stated in response to an inquiry that probably V. U. Harris will retire from the business. Rumors that L. S. McCabe will take over the grocery business of the com pany have been current for some time, but this has been elenied by members of the firm of I S. McCabe & Co., and was again denied this afternpon. The Harris & Hess company was organiz ed some time ago, the stores of Hess Bros, and Mr. Harris being consoli dated, and thenew grocery store open ed in the building on Third avenue and Eighteenth street. OBITUARY RECORD. Gustav Blaschke. Gustav Blaschke died at St. Antho ny's hospital shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, death being elue to typhoid fever, with which he had been ill but a short time. He had been in the employ of his brother William Blaschke, cleaner and dyer. Mr. Blaschke has lived in this city for 11 years. He was . born in Barsdorf, Schlesien, Germany, July 2D, 1SCC, and was 40 years of age. He is survived by his brother and a s?ster, Augusta, living in Germany. The funeral serv ices will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home, 1412 Fourth avenue. Burial will take place at Chippiannock cemetery. John A. Olson. John A. Olson died last evening at 5 o'clock at his home, 2G1S Seventh av enue, death being due to bronchitis. He had been ill and not able to work for some time. He was last employed at Rock Island arsenal. He was born In this city May, 12, 18G0, and had lived here all his life. The family was bereaved about seven months ago- by the death of his father. He Is survived by his wife, two sons, Harry and El mer, and . two daughters, ' Grace and Lydia, and his mother, at home, and one brother. William, who resides in Moline. The funeral services will be held at the home at 10 o'clock tomor- Secured Deed to Property on Worth less Check Requisition to Be Asked for on Indictment. CITY CHAT. Beal & Schmitt, High class tailors, ' Illinois theater building. Insure with Beccher Bros. Buy a home of Reidy Bros. Tri-City Towel Supply company. Try the pure Jewel cough drops. For bus, baggage, express, call RoUb's. For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz. The stage of water was 5.70 at G a. m., and 0.00 at noon. H. T. Sicmon wants your tin and fur nace work. 152G-1528 Fourth avenue. Cyclemen plants in bloom. 10 cents to 25 cents at the Long View Floral company. If you like Mrs. Austin's famous buckwheat flour, won't you kindly tell your friends how delicious it is? Trinity guild will meet tomorrow af ternoon at 2: SO o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. H. Barrett, 1120 Fourth ave nue. Mrs. Austin's buckwheat is the real thing fjrves you genuine old buck wheat flavor. Be sure and get the genuine. To make room for spring stock we will sell all ferns, palms, azalias, etc.. at a reduced price. Long" View Floral company. George Wagner, pioneer brewer and one of the oldest residents in this city, is lying at the point of death at his home on Fifth avenue. Expert manicuring, shampooing and thorough treatment of the hair and scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev entcenth street. Old phone west 59. Owing to a contemplated change in the business, we request that all bills against this company be presented at once. The Harris & Hess Company. Just received by E. B. McKown, a choice mixeHi coal from one of the best mines In the Springfield district. It can't Jie beat for larfy? and small heat ers. Sells this week at $2.00 per ton, delivered. The rain last night caused delay on the street car lines, particularly the Long View. Mud was washed over the tracks in places to a depth of several inches and during the evening the ser vice wasjvery irregular. It has been learned that a man giv ing his name as Samuel James, held at IveokuU for attempting a swindle-, is wanted here for successfully operating his game in Rock Island, with Mrs. Jano Young as his victim. Under the name of James Strong, he made a deal for the purchase ef a certain piece of property, paying $1,500 for it, in a check on a local bank. Mrs. Young did not cash the check at eyice. and when she went to the bank to do so. she found that there was no money there to pay the $1,500 order with, and learned also that Strong had secured a loan of $300 and given a mortag to the bank for the amount. The deed and abstract had boon delivered to the Mothers who give their children Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup in variably indorse it. Children like it because the taste is pleasant. Con tains honey and tar. . Conforms to the national pure food and drug law. Sold by all druggists. . When the cold winds dry and "crack the skin get DaWitt's Witch Hazel salve. Sold by all druggists. , Le&I Lard Thsvt is All Leaf. The "U. S. Inspected and Passed'' stamp is not put on leaf lard unless the lard is pure leaf, but THE U. S. STAMP ON A LARD CAN DOES NOT GUAR ANTEE "LEAF" unless the LABEL a'so says "leaf lard," and a leaf lard label is no guar antee unless the U. S. stamp is there also. .LOOK FOR BOTH. The U. S. stamp is on GIL MORE'S pure leaf lard, being THE ONLY U. S. GOVERN MENT INSPECTED HOUSE in Rock Island or Moline. This lard always has been all leaf; not a pound of other fat goes into it. It is made of selected leaf and rendered in open jacket kettles. None can be made bet ter. Old phone west 3, new 5003. swindler by Mrs. Young, and the in strument, together with the mortgage to the bank for the $:ioo loan, had been filed in the recorder's eiffice. Action has been taken to have the deed set aside. Trieil Game In Iowa. A few days ago dispatches appearing in the newspapers told of the arrest of a man known as Samuel James at Keo kuk, fer attempting a similar game, in volving property worth $1,000. An in vestigation was made by the authori ties and the man held at Keokuk has been positively identified .by means of photographs as the man wanted here. Strong is under indictment here for the swindling of Mrs. Young, and the authorities will make application for a requisition for him as soon as the Keo kuk authorities have disposed of the case against him. It is believed that the case at Keokuk is insufficient to hold Strong or James, as he was known there. Almrntinindrd. La Fontaine, the famous fable poet, was a most absentininded man. Meet ing one day in a saloon a 3-oung man, be was so favcrabls impressed by his conversation that he expressed, his ad miration for him in the most flattering terms. ' But be is jour own soil!" ex claimed a guest in astonishment. "Is It so?" replied the poet. "Ttien I am the more delighted to make his acquaintance." A Remedy. "For some time past I've been buy ing a dozen eggs every week t this store, and I invariably find two bad ones in every elozen. Something's got to be elonc about it," Mid an Irate housekeeper. "Well." fa id the new clerk naively and with a quiet smile, "inebbo if you only bought half a dozen you'd only get one bud one." Grocer's Literary Gazette. It I,aati. When a man writes a proposal of marriage to a woman he has written something that will last forever. A woman never destroys a letter that contains an offer of marriage. Atchi son Globe. Grand Masquerade. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the big rink prizes, $10 to the finest dressed lady, nickel plated skates to lady with most novel makeup, $10 to man with most novel makeup, nickel plated Kkates to man with second best makeup. Utsual prices. Best for Home Use. Order a case of Cross Country, the best family beer. Rock Island Brew ing company. Old phone west 83, new cosa. Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing At Beal & Schmitt'a, Illinois theater building. Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup is absolutely free from any opiate or narcotic. Contains Honey and Tar. Sold by all druggists. All the news all the time THE ARGUS. To live long it Is necessary to llv slowly. Cicero. For any disease of the skin there is nothing better than Chamberlain's Salve. It relieves the itching and burn ing sensation instantly and soon effects a cure. Sold by all leading druggists. DeWitt's Little Early Risers, reliable little pills. Recommended by all druggists. S7T Rock Island. Ilu It is the small things, the value we ourselves give to the moment that makes for the difference be tween success and failure in life. Even so small a matter as a few minutes lost will often deter mine the business relations of men for all time. It's easy to be right. Just try one of our watches. 10? av AVI Rock Island, Ilu SPRING TERM AUGUSTAS COLLEGE SPRING TERM Registration and Examination for admission 9 a. m., Tuesday, Jan. 8. Recitations in COLLEGE, ACADEMY, and BUSINESS DEPARTMENT begin at 8 a. m., Wednesday, Jan. 9. DO YOU KNOW that a diploma from our THREE YEAR ACAD EMY admits you to the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Literature and Arts at the STATE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS? NIGHT SCHOOL b2gins Wednesday, Jan. 9.