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THE ABQUB. TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1897.
Rock Island is a modern city, made up of in
telligent, progressive citizens, which demands a
furniture store in keeping with these interests.
This Clemann & Salzmann have made. They
have stocked big salesrooms with a display that
is inviting. Nearly 400 rolls of a variety of
grades of carpets with all the latest things in
furniture, gives some idea of the extent of the
Twenty-five different styles, all being sold at
wholesale prices. Space prohibits mention of
the many advantages of trading at this store.
Our permanent customers prove the truth of
the assertion that we are money savers
Leaders in Furniture and Carpets
Cm l'ow Uewu end Uatt It iarrf.
Insurance and Loans.
Boom 4, Mitchell Lynda b'ng.
AT COST AT
Opposite Harper House.
It Is a Mistaken Idea
Of aome people that a child's
ahoe cannot be both light in
weight and dnrable. We
can npiet thla idea and sell
yoa a ahee that will be com
fortable and light for the
Dinner, and yet lasting.
We do not charge extrava
1821 SSCCXD 1TB
BEIIDT BOUIIO OYER,
Held to the Grand Jury for the
Murder of Claus
DEAD MAX'S WIFE TESTIFIES.
Sha Write a Lt t r ta the Gouty Attcr-
7 la Which She Balti rataa U r rorantr
Statement la Which She Olalnma the Saath
Botk Islander Gave Br taa Doaa That
Killed Bar Haabaad.
Henry Bendt, of South Bock Isl
and, is a prisoner at the Scott conn'
ty jail, pending the action of
the grand jury, to which he
is held charged with the murder of
Clans Behrens, of Davenport. The
preliminary trial came to an end
last evening. Mrs. Behrens, who is
likewise held for the same crime, is
also in jail.
The closing hours of the examina
tion were fall of sensations. Bendt
was brought into conrt and was fol
lowed by Mrs. Behrens. Maj. J. M.
Beardsley appeared on behali of the
defendant. He stated to the conrt
that it was his desire to make the
bearing as short as was consistent
with the interests of his client. To
this end he was ready to consent to
the admission of this hearicg with
out repetition oi ail the testimony
tasen in me uenrens Bearing, sub
ject to tne ODjections contained in
the record; he also waived the read
ing of the information, and the hear-
ing proceeded at once.
.men me state sprang its sensa
tion. It called Mrs. Christine Beh
rens to the stand. Since Mrs. Beh
rens was bound over r-aturday last
her conscience or something has been
working. Sunday she sent word to
County Attorney Lischer that she
wanted to see him. Mr. Lischer had
had enough of interviewing Mrs.
Behrens, and he politely declined.
Mrs. Behrens then fore got hold of a
lead pencil and some legal-cap paper
ana sne wrote me county attorney
me louowing communication:
8ae Coir set Herat If.
To the County Attorney: I have
said several things that I want to
take back, because my head was con
tused, and I did not know what I
said. Bendt gave me a bottle, but
he did not tell me what was in it.
ana i aia not know. This I gave to
my dear husband, and it may have
Kinea mm. anaii i sutler lor this?
I believe he is the cause of the whole
matter. There were people there
who told me not to tell on him. He
was always after my money, and I
do not want to lie. I want to tell
the truth. It is hard for me to lose
my husband in such a manner; if .i
were not for him he might still be
it was not my iauii. l can swear
to that. I did not know what it
was; had I known that I would have
broken the bottle on his head. This
you may aurely believe. I rode with
him and he wanted to make up with
me, but I never would have gone
back to him. He always said he
could pay his debts with the monev
I also rote the letter he wanted me
to write him in that manner. I al
ways lived wall with my hus
band before Bendt came into the
house, and lived well with him after
ward. II it was poison then he
killed my hnsband. I never knew it
was poison. If you do want to blame
me for it I did not know what it was.
I went out of love for my dear hus
band nntil death from the dear Lord
separated ns. Bendt sail on the
Thursday evening to me that if it
was only $200 he would not care, but
that 12.000 was worth the trouble
I told him that if my husband died
,j . ...
wjuiu stay aione, ana ne tola me
that if I would see his face I would
not do it. I told his sister, "Ton
know that he was always after my
money, and it is all his fault." She
answered. "Yes. I know how dirtv
he is, but do not say anything; what
win Become oi his poor children!"
I answered that I also had my chll
dren. He attended the funeral and
also came back to the house. His
sister told him at one time, "Earn
your own money and yon will know
what yoa have, and do not wait for
Mr. Behrens death." I did not know
until the doctor told me that my hus
band died of poisoning. He told me
that a husband like mine wouldn't
live long; only a short time. I told
him that my husband was not feeling
well, bnt that if he was sick a half
year we would have f 8 a week, and
told him we could save money at
that. I also said that if he could
not work then I wonld. It has cost
me many tears that I was compelled
to lose my husband in this manner,
and then they want to pnt all the
blame on me, and held the paper un
der my nose, and told me that I
must say that Bendt had nothing to
ao wun it, wnen an oi it came
through him. What I said about
Mrs. Hill I did not understand. Ton
must zcuse ma.
Admitted as BrMaaaav
The letter was admitted as evi
dence after a hot tilt between the
attorneys, Maj. Beardsley. for Bendt,
vigorously protesting and holding in
Mrs. Behrens that "false in one
thing false in all." August Bunge,
aged 18, who Uvea in one-half of the
house occupied by the late Clans
Behrens. testified that hewaa aittintr
on the porch on the day of Behrens'
funeral and he saw Henry Bendt
leave the honse with a bottle. Otto
Bendt. Jr.. Maeeie Bendt and Mrs.
Otto Bendt said the bottle in ques
tion contained "pop."
County Attorney Lischer showed
mannar in Tvhinh tha nrlnna
links fitted into each other and made
the strongest kind of evidence. He
was followed by Msi. Beardslev.
ho called for a translation of Mrs.
Behrens1 letter to Bendt. On the
basis of that letter. In whlnh ha aaM
the mature woman of 42 wrote like a
lovesick maiden of 18. the maior da.
dared that Mrs. Behrens waa suffer
ing from senile dementia. She was
a mono-moniac. un ner eviaence it
waa nrnnnand tn hnlH Randt In tka
grand jury. He reviewed the vari
ous ineories upon wnicn me aeaih
of Clans Behrens might be accounted
for on sufficiently reasonable grounds
to justify a jury in acquitting Bendt
of any connection with it, and
claimed that to hold him in jail nntil
e was able to secure a jury trial
ould be an injustice. Attornev
Chamberlin closed for the state.
Justice Altman aaid in giving his
decision that he conld not assume
the responsibility of freeing Bendt,
and the defendant was accordingly
held to the grand jury.
MR. SCHREINER IS BURIED.
raaanl 8 itvteae for tha Daceaaad at Bis
All that was mortal of Christian J.
W. Schreiner was consigned to tha
grave at Chippiannock cemetery this
afternoon. At 1 o'clock a private
service was conducted at the resi
dence over the remains for the fam
ily by Rev. C. E. Taylor, of the First
Baptist church. Hymns were ren-
aerea by a quartet consisting of Mrs.
B. M. Pearce and Mrs. J. K. Scott
and Messrs. H. D. Folsom and Addi
son Gest. Another brief service
was held at 2 o'clock by Rev. C. E.
Taylor, assisted by Rev. W. S. Mar
quis. The house was thronged by
sorrowing friends who came to pay
the final tribute to the deceased.
The bier was covered and siir-
rounded by flowers, of which there
was a beautiful array, there being
several magnificent designs. After
all so desiring had been afforded an
opportunity of reviewing the re
mains, the casket was removed to the
hearse, and the funeral cortege
started for the cemetery.
Fort Armstrong Garrison, Knights
of the Globe, Home Tribunal No. 1,
Order of Fraternal Tribunes, and the
Rock Island Turner society attended
in a body, accompanying thelfuneral
procession, which was a long one, to
Tenth avenue and Twelfth street.
Here the societies broke rank and
boarded street cars at Eleventh
street for Chippiantock. At the
cemetery the services were in charge
of the Knights of the Globe. W. A.
Darling being master of ceremonies
Rev. W. S. Marquis offered prayer
and benediction. Selections were
sung at the grave by a quartet com
posed of Messrs. Housel, Collins,
Taylor and Sheldon.
The pallbearers were D. E. No f ta
ker, Aaron Anderson, John Ohl
weiler, William Roth. A. D. Huesing.
V. Dauber, John Paulsen and Will
CHURCH TO BE IMPROVED.
S Joseph's to Coderee Compute Baa
Arrangements are being made for
the improvement of St. Joseph's
church. The ' indebtedness on the
property has been wiped out, and
now it ia the intention to enhance its
appearance and valuation by beauti
The interior and exterior of the
church will be repainted, and such
other improvements as will be found
Taa Ksrrtvlas; Victim a.
Joseph Crudup, the colored man,
is still in a precarious condition at
St. Anthony's hospital. He does not
improve and hia symptoms are all
buuu u iu warrant me gravest am
iety on Dr. De Silva's part.
John E. Lowe continues to im
prove gradually, and Dr. Sala tow
feels that he will fullv recover, nn
less there are developments which
there are no indications of at the
No Bound of R.
Many lanKUcgps arc devoid of certain
sounds quite familiar to us. The
Chinese, for instance, has no sound
equivalent to our "r." For America a
Chinaman says " Vamelika." The So
ciety islanders cculd not pronounce
either "c" or "k." and the nearest ap
proach they conld make to the name of
the celebrated navigator Cook, who vis
ited their shores, was "Tut"
Btuaia and Maalc.
The astonishing statement that Rus
sia is the countrv that vill mi.ti.
lead in music is made hv Yastr. th
famous violinist "The Muscovite em
pire," he says, "hes some of the char
acteristics of those early aces which
gave cs the masters of arts. She has
that tranquillity, that repose, that isola
tion Under Which KastnTniaxaa r.n,o n
Berne Sockir. Tie hat a.
Sept 7 and 21 the CRT a p
railway will sell round trip tickets
u a numoer oi points north, north
west, west and aonthwnat at
of one fare plua 12. Good for return
within 21 dava.
Taai Cmm .
that Foley's Colie Cure ia an inatant
relief for colic, summer complaint
cholera morbus, diarrhoea, blnndv
flux, chronio diarrhoea, ehnlara in
fantum, bilious colic, painters' colic
and all bowel complaints. Sold b
M. F. Bahnsen and T. H. Thomaa
C as carets stimulate uar. riium
and bowala Never atokaa. eraaken
WELCOME W00DL1 Ell,
Plans for the Reception of the
Big Aurora Excursion
FOTE TURS0UT IS ANTICIPATED.
A Saert Llae of
toalty W.l Be AaTeevew s In, poet the
Adopted Site far the Ordar'a Par
aaat llaaaa Tilp ta the Tewer mm
Thursday will be a great Modem
Woodmen day ia Rock Island. From
1.000 to 1.200 members of the
order of Aurora and vicinity will
us uci to spend me a ay, ana tne
local members of the order have ar
ranged to give the visitors a suitable
reception. The jointcommittee rep-
tfBeawug me tnree kock island
camps completed the details last
night at its last meeting, at the office
cf Reldy Bros. The committee, of
which T. B. Reidy ia chairman and
U. II. McKown ia secretary, is com
posed as follows: Camp 29. William
rra, w. iu. L.mrcia, r. r. ue uear;
sua. u. H. McKown. Henry Tbode,
J. Baker; 1550. T. B. Reidy, J. R.
Reams, Dan White. The plan
agreed upon provides for the meet
ing of all woodmen at the Armory
at 10 o'clock Thursday morning,
when the procession will be formed
nnder direction of E. M. Wilcher.
marshal, and Aid. W. C. Mancker
and Louia Eckhart. aids, and headed
by a platoon of police, proceed to the
D li M. J . . . .
Duruugiou depot, wnere me special
which is to include two sections, will
be received at 10:30. and the visitors
escorted np Sixteenth street to Sec
ond avenue, and thence west to Fif
teenth street and south to Third ave
nue, where a view will be afforded of
the aite for which the order
holds a deed, and on which
the permanent home of Wood
craft will be established when
the courts say the order may
move without the consent of Fulton.
The procession will then move east
on Third avenue to Market square,
and a hollow snnara formnil ihnnt
the pavilion from which Mayor Me-
" " wv3ft a. Bum, BUUlVBI oi
welcome. At the conclusion of this
ceremony, the visiting Woodmen
and their families will take cara in
waiting for the Watch Tower. An
excursion down the river a short
distance is one of the features ar
ranged by the visitors, and from this
those managing it hope to reap aome
revenue. It is hoped, therefore, that
this will bo patronized as liberally
Bla- Crowd KspaeteO.
The expectation is that the occa
sion will bring to Rock Island one of
the largest gatherings of Woodmen
ever seen here. The home camps
are anxious to turn out as many of
their members as possible for the pa
rade in the morning, at leaat. and to
this end it is desired that all mer
chants and others employing Wood
men eive such tnnlmai a ih,nM
! t trn out ia the parade in the morn
ing, ii not to go to the excuraion and
otherwise aid in giving the Wood
men who come among na from
abroad a royal welcome.
WATER IS NOW TOO LOW.
Oae ol the Diaaaaa J, PaafcaU ta Ba
Withdraws Fraas the BHvr.
The effect of the receding waters
in the Mississippi is now being felt
by the Diamond Jo nacketa. anil tha
Quincy leaves 8t. Louis today on her
last up-river trip mis season. When
she reaches Dubuane she will va Into
retirement She is due here Thurs
day, and no passengers or freight
will be taken for points above Du
buque. The Sidney is now op the
river and the Dubuque passes down
today. These two packets will con
tinue t- run aa long as navigation is
possible. The best part of the sea
son, as far as freight ia concerned, is
just coming on. The two remaining
packeta are built for ail stages of
water and will be in commission as
long as there is water enough to
carry them besides there may yet
be another rise.
The local packets were all here.
The Pilot and Bedar cam down;
the Pilot, Ruth and Bedar passed np.
The stage of water at 6 a. m.
waa 3.40; at noon it was 3.48; the
Almost every man in America has
some digestive trouble. When men
meet, the greeting usually ia. "Well,
hOW are Von?" That Havalnn.
health talk. The man who has no
bowel or stomach trouble is almost
a cariosity. Tronble Is men take no
care of themselves. Thev eat aa
though thev had courier atnmarha
and bowela of brass. By and by
overworked nature rebels. Then
comes headaches, nervousness, bad
blood, liver and kidney troubles.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pelleta fnrniah
helD for conati nation and tnmiil
liver, aick and bilious headache, dix.
smeas, sour stomach, loss of appe
tite, indigestion or dvsncDsia. annrf
belchings, "heartburn," pain and
distress after eating, and kindred de
rangements of the liver, stomach
and bowels. Accept no substitute.
Aa an honest remedv. Fniaa
Honev and Tar doea not Mil
false hopes in advanced stages, bnt
trnthf uuy claims to give comfort and
relief in the very worat eaaea. and in
we eaxiy atages to enect ear.
old by M. r. Behnsea and X
FALL SEASON 1897.
naaaa nann n -iri--ri-,-Tra-a'Vra-a,a'V
First opening display and sale of
imported and domestio dress goods.
Over 250 azelnaiva dreaa miuiti
I Over BOO pieces of new dress goods.
tne iruits oi oraers wisely placed
early in the season before prices had
time to reach the firm new tariff
basis, which enables as to place these
beajtiful fabrics on oar counters in
advance of all others and at match
lessly low prices.
Imported Dress Patterns.
Import ad Dm Pattern.
i. the earlieat ap-
t!.!!. $5 to $12
pro ee aiodra fur fall,
tact f row, per pattera
Kpleee atricUr aa pare weoL aew asS
beautiful plalda. while taer laat 4Q
per jracd OG
47) c aid 0c roa Ktw '97 dress
GOODS WOKTB ft.
New Mixture. Vew Rim and Wool Faaelea
Bew Mosaic. New CbUKlean.
Nawjaeqaarda,Mew Illuminated Oraalte.
87c to 98c pos nw '97 buss ooods
WORTH CP TO 1.60.
Xew Broehen. New Parta Novelties,
New Tweed New Cheviot,
New Mobatr r'eneie. New Almlnw.
New l-pl-line. New Tnlae Cloths.
New Fall '97 Black Goods. .
47 TO 680 FOB KIW BLACK OOODS
WOBTH CP TO 82a
New Llrarda. New Crepoos.
New Jaciiuahl. New Cloth.
New Mohair Paaefes. New Crepe Cloths.
New Jaoquard Novelties.
New Figured ItrilllaaUnea
75C TO 89C FOB NBW BLACK OOODS
WORTH CP TO 1.2&.
New rtrap D'ete.
New Rnuah Cloth.
V . ...
- t V. .iuctun,
wv.ww, HC. I TUDCUB.
I.0AO yard Black Jacquard Dfea flood.
woribSVe. while the lot lama, eholoe 991,
I.fl0 yard aew finer Sjrure In ail wool
. -wv HIUQ. J I
oon will be We. bow at, per yard 96
We are o1e (rent for the New Eamr Run
nlaic. the best medium prieed machine mane
lric heirln at 21. Improved Slnirer e Inc
machine l .M. Alan tbe Standard Rotarv.
the hhrhest -rade and mottl dependable eew
" 'wtewiiaiaia.auttjaaaaa.. laaajaaajae aav,waia
1720. 1722. 1724. 1728.
Our new Fall Stock for the boy is re
plete with all the Newest. Brightest
and most Sightly Creations of this sea
Suppose we give the boy
We know if some boys were clothed in
garments of iron they'd wear 'em out
we've just got some in that are not ex-
actly iron, but quite as durable a glance
will convince the most skeptical.
School Knee rants' double seat and knee,
39c and 47c Don't fail to see them,
1804 Second Avenue.
Special Sale All This Week
On Misses and Children's School Shoes.
Misses St. Goat $175.
Misses St. Goat, welt i.fift
Misses Calf Skin 2.00.,
Miaaea Peb.Goat.high eat 2.00. ,
Misses Done. Kid 00
Misses Dong. Kid 2 00.,
Mlssee Done. Kid. welt.
cloth too .7s.
MisseeDong. Kid. welt.. 2.7ft.,
Misses Dong. Kid. high
A beautiful Tablet Given Free with every pair.
cxarrBAL ehob stokk. - i7u uoon a yes S3
This will be week of barlae
ia this popular department. Visit
it every dsy. Don't miss an Item be
low. 1.000 Tarda best fall BteadarA OI
light shirting, all week, a yard. "2
1.000 yards extra heavy and wide,
twilled foulards, for eomfortere.
etc.. value ic her all week. CM
a yard DC
1.300 Tarda plaid tennis, tha besvy
ltC kind, one ta fiftaea ward lanetfca
dark colon, take them quick lor
ayard ; OtC
Advance Sale of Cotton
We have placed on sale 20.000 rolls
of pare fluffy wblte cottoa bats at
prices we cannot duplicate again this
toll rU" pure hlt bate, a
lt.ons rolls at Me. Me. ise. le. its. 8e and
o. equally aa cheap. Coma while ua kit
yards flaanelrtte wrapper ood ta rich
nw drwi-M, not ire. but while they Qi
last, a yard OJl
Another Umbrella Snap.
Jast closed another manufacturers
surplus of umbrellas, at about half
the real value.
Today tha umbrellas are ours, bat
they will leave as qaiok when yoa
see the little prices they are marked
at. We mention two of the lots:
Let I mo Gloria Silk, fancy loop and enepherl
crook bandica real value Sl.ati. wb.ua QTa
they la, each Of C
iMt-SM SHk Uiorta. very brt. ate4 rod
fancy natural tamlle. aolid silver 07a
name p aie. value l sr. at only ........ 6
New Fall '97 Silks.
4 new eomhlnation (a eheereahle taffeta
ailka. tbe aeareeat and mom doatraule ail vf
lbeeeawta. Alwiplaia aavie, red, cadet,
ete. Price on thla quality of taffeta today M
a yard, but owing to our low early pur.
ebaae price we mark them bow and aa- 7C
til Bold, ayard lOQ
Roman atripe. the equiUe of early
1lk. all tne rare combination, oow e uV
play at our counter.
Ktrtltin PlklA.. Im mmmm
and 1728 Second Avenue
the Boy s
ABE A FEW:
Children's 8L Goat 1 1. 40.
Children 'a Peb. Goat.... 1.40.
ChUdrea. Calf Skin.... 1.7ft.
Children's Peb. Goat,
high eat 1.7ft.
Children's Dang. Kid... 1.40.
CbUdrea'sDong Kid. welt 2.00.,
Children's Ding. Kid.
welt, cloth top 2.00..
Children's Dong. Kid.
high cat. ...... ...... 1.7ft.)
xaea tne arguments wen taken
or grip; 10 oasts.
tstaerib tor Tn