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TflE AH&TTS, FRIDAY, DECEMTEI? 21, T90O
MORE GROUND FOR
STEPSON IS ACCUSED
Gom Paul Demands
Pure Food for
THE WOODMEN SOCIETY
It is understood the Modern Wood
men society has secured an option on
the Winter property adjoining the
head office building on Third avenue.
If the deal is closed the price to be
paid is $6,500. but these details re
main for the board of directors to de
Former Rock Islander Admits
L. J. Moore Charged With Having
Attempted to Kill M.J.
Murdering and Cremating
I CRIME AT ESTHESYILLE, IOWA
termine at the Januarv session. The
PEIS0ITEB AT THE C0U5TY JAIL
purpose in purchasing the property j
is to provide for future demands fori
First Knocks Her Unconscious,
room, as the societv expects to con-
Brought to the City Last Night
From .Drury Township
Lnue to grow in the future as it has
Then Saturates Clothing
in the past. Hull & Co. are negotia-
ticgthe sale of the Winter property.
Because it maintains that vitality that is
such a necessary essential in the successful
fighter. He has been complaining of the
quality of the supplies furnished his army
and may yet find it necessary to wire -the
old reliable Shields' Cash Grocery to come
to the rescue.
Shields is Still the
In everything in the grocery line. His sto ck
has been added to to meet the wants of hol
iday patrons. His store should be visited
by all in quest of goods for the Christmas
dinner. As always his stock is complete and
of the best, and his prices right.
Watches for boys, handsome in design, reliable
and durable. Trices reasonable and within the
reach of all. Beautiful jewelry, cut glass, dia
monds and silverware.
h: d: folsom.
irox Second Avenue.
Here Is the Heater
T at will double your comfort and di
mleyour col bills The Jewel" is
made in several sixes. !1 contrucicd
oa ibe saiac principle lac principle
that gircs protUsi'.itj of heat with par
simony of fueL Come and cxamlue
Opposite Harper House.
2532 FIJfltli Ave
WATCHES FOR LADIES.
WATCHES FOR GIRLS.
WATCHES FOR MEN.
For Cold Weather
There's nothing cijual .to "Our Own"
system of steam and hot water heat
lnr. cosi a LtUe mere to put It In. but
coia less to operate. It's convenient,
clean, reliable and satisfactory. Call
in and let us tell you more aboui it, and
show you bow ea&ily j9d can make the
1821 SEC05D 1YB I
John A. Freeman, who has confessed
at Estherville, Iowa, to the murder
and cremation of his wife, until five
year3 ago resided in EJgewood park.
Rock Island. From here the family
moved to Galesburg, and later to
The inquest was adjourned until
vesterday when, after hearing the
testimony of neighbors of the Free-
mans, the husband was again brought
from his cell to answer further ques
tions concerning the burning of his
house and the death of bis wife, when
he announced to the coroner.
E. . B. Myrick, and to the
coroners jury, that he baa
decided to, tell the truth, and a
most startling confession followed to
the effect that he had knocked his
wife unconscious with a shoe and
pushed her against the dresser. Then,
placing her on the bed, he saturated a
handkerchief with chloroform and
placed it over her mouth and nose.
covered her with a blanket, sprinkled
the bed and surrounding things' with
gasoline, eet lire to the bed clothes
and went to the barn until the lire
had made suflicient headway to pre
vent any rescue or anything that
would lead to any detection of the
crime, when he called his neighbors.
He stated also that he and his wife
had engaged in disputes recently over
many matters, and that she enter-
tained recently a fixed belief that he
intended leaving her, which he said
he in fact did not intend to do. lit
had planned to go to the country for a
!ay or so, he said, on the day of the
crime, ana sne remonstrated with
him, and becoming angered at her,
committed the acts stated.
Talk of Lynching Itee.
The couple had been married but
six months, and both were near the
agi of CO. He is unusually intelli
gent. Local sentiment is strongly
against Freeman and considerable
talk of lynching is engaged in.
GIVEN A MILITARY BURIAL.
Funeral of Beret. Kean at Kock Island
Arsenal Other Obituary.
Sergt. Thomas J. Kian was buried
with military honors at Rock Island
arsenal at 1:30 this afternoon. The
religious service was conducted bv
Rev. Father Joseph Kelly, of St.
Jlary's church, Moline. Sergt. Kean
was 4b Tears of age. His wife died
some years ago. lie had no children.
He had been on duty at Rock Island
arsenal since 1894, having been in
the army service for a quarter of a
century." Mai. S. E. Blunt said of
him : "lie was a line soldier and non
commissioned oflicer and his loss will
Mrs. Levi Richardson, formei'ly of
rort uyron, died at Uoxville, Neb.
uec. o, ageu i years. &tie is sur
vived by her husband and 10 children,
one brother and live sisiers.
C. C. Waters, a former well known
resident of Moline, is dead at Lvons,
Iowa. I ha remains will be brought
to Moline, where the funeral will be
Ine funeral of Mrs. Alice J. Baker.
of Milan, whose sensational death was
chronicled in yesterday's Ahcls, was
held at l'J o clock todav from the
Presbyterian church of the villas.
Kev. II. . Keherd conducting ser
vices. Interment was made at Chi p-
Lawrence Raines, held for a second
trial on the charge of incest, was re
leased yesterday, the amount of bail
hxed having been secured.
irans iiarroun pleaded iruiltv to
petty larceny and was sentenced bv
Judge Adams to serve three month's
in the cocnty jail.
iienry VF. Kevins, of Aledo. and
Mrs. Augusta Molden. of Hume, Mo.
were married last evening bv Justice
Cramer at his omce.
WlIiam Connlev, of Coal Vallev.
and Miss Emma Wilde of Cable, were
joined in wedlock this afternoon bv
r . . : i -
A bicycle was stolen lastnisrht from
me aiutam fcsiuence oa xourtn ave
U l."-: : .1 :j .
nue near Nineteenth street. The
tnier traded the wheel for a shot ?nn
at Williamson's second hand store and
uiauc his esiiiue. j.ne ponce recov
ered the wheel.
Special for Toolrht.
Special from 7 until 10 tonight, or as
long as thev last, children's round ta-
iron toys 15 cents, cadet's guard with
cannon 25-cent kind 15 cents, 50 more
25-cent black boards 10 cents, price
one lot oi -. -cent caina cups and sau
cers lo cents, one lot of china plates,
decorated, 5 cents apiece at Eckhart's.
I'Mful Christmas Ulfts. '
A pretty fur collarette, boa, niua"
or jacket is most appreciated. Com
plete assortment at factory prices at
Center & Sona, furriers, Daven port.
John Lambert ii spending a couple
of days in Aledo.
Hon. John T. Tiatt, of Galesburg,
is in the city.
F. R. Harrington returned last
evening from a trip to Chicago.
Miss Lena Terrell left today to
spend the holidays at Nashville, Tenn
A. M. Bruner left today on a short
trip through the central part of the
Alfred and Morris Simon and Simon
Mosenfelder are home for the holiday
from their studies at unicago uni
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ellinwood and
daughter, of Waterloo, Iowa, are vis
iting at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Senator and Mrs. William Payne
and daughter Mabel are to spend
Christmas at Danville with Senator
and Mrs. M. B. Bailey.
Miss Sue Titterington. of this citv
and Miss Lois Johnson, of Edgin
ton. arrived today from Coe college at
Cedar Rapids. Iowa, to spend their va
tion at home.
Mr. and Mr3. W. E. Sears, of Wat
erloo, Iowa, stopped last night with
the former s pai'ents, Mr. and Mrs. D,
J. Sears. Mrs. Sears left this morn
ing to spend the holidays at Urbana
HORSE THIEF OUTWITS
THE DAVENPORT POLICE
lhe Davenport police are saying
some hard things about themselves
for being taken in Wednesday even
ing by a smooth stranger claiming to
hail from Thompson, 111. The gen
tleman in question evidently pos
sessed abundant confidence and did
not mind putting himself to a great
deal of trouble and some risk for
very small remuneration. He hired
rig from Murrin's liverv stable iu thi
citv and put it up at a feed stable
over the river. Saying he was going
to get a new harness, he took the old
one off the horse and disposed of it at
a second-hand store for ?1. Return
ing for the laprobe, he wa3 arrested
by a policeman tvho had keen put on
his track, tfut he was equal to the
occasion and at the station he connei
the chief so beautifully that he was
released on the spot and permitted to
disappear with the robe.
When the stranger's real characte
was learned, he could not be located
The robe is also missing, though the
harness and rig were returned to the
The thief passed under the name of
Gould, but the police of Thompson
when reached bv telephone todav, said
there was no sui h man residing there
though a stranger answering his de
scription Lad stopped there recently
CHILDREN ON VACATION:
EXERCISES IN SCHOOLS
The Rock Island public schools
closed for a 2-weeks' holiday this af
ternoon. lne occasion' was appro
priately celebrated in the different
rooms at the various buildings. There
were songs and recitations bv the
children and talks alocg the line of
Christmas duties by the teachers, oc
copying periods raDging from o(
minutes to an hoar and a half.
In som of the first grade room;
Santa Claus made his appearance and
distributed moderate quantities of
Christmas cheer: just a foretaste of
what will follow.
The children were given the last
period, school beintr dismissed at re
Teacher Clans In Physical Culturr.
A class of 15 public school teachers
this afternoon completed a course in
physical culture under Prof. Flynn.
Members or the class have been very
assiduous in following out instruc
tions and expect to experience bene
tits in various wavs.
How to Cure Croup.
rray, who lives near Amenia,
Duchess county, N. Y., savs: "Cham
berlain's Cough remedy is the best
medicine I have ever used. It is a
tine children's remedy for croup and
never fails to cure." When given as
soon as the child become hoarse, ot
even after the croupy cough has de
veloped, it will prevent the attack
l nis snouia be borne in mind and a
bottle of the cough remedv-kept at
band ready lor instant use as soon as
these symptoms appear. For sale bv
The Modern Mother.
Has found that her little ones are im
proved more by the pleasan Syrup of
Figs, when in need of the laxative
effect of a gentle remedy, than by any
other. Children enjoy it and it bene
fits them. The true remedy. Syrup
of Figs, is manufactured bv "the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup company only.
Bright eyes are an infallible index
to youth, mce windows from which
Cupid shoots his arrows. Rocky
Mountain Tea makes bright eyes. For
sale by T. H. Thomas.
L. J. Moore is held a prisoner at
the county jail accused of having
attempted to kill his stepfather, M. J.
Shelley, the Drury township farmer,
Tue3day night.as related in The Akucs
of last evening. Moore maintains he
is, innocent. He was brought to the
city last evening by Sheriff L. F.
Cralle aud Deputy Sheriff K E. Rey
nolds, who claim to have gathered
strong circumstantial evidence against
the accused man. They discovered
footprints in the bottom soil between
the cabin boat of L. J. Moore, which
is anchored cn the Illinois shore near
the high bridge, and the Shelley
premises, where the assault took
place. At Moore's place they found
a pair of rubber boots of a size and
make corresponding precisely with
the pair whose impriat was on the
ground, and this clue taken in con
nection with the fact that an unpleas
ant feeling existed between Moore and
his stepfather. Shelley, the victim of
the shooting, caused them to place
Moore under arrest as the perpetrator
of the' crime. The prisoner offered
no resistance " to ,, tbe oflicers, but
strenuously asserted, his innocence.
He stnles that he was out hunting
last Tuesday, but returned to his
bumble home before sunset aud re
mained there during the night. This
statement is confirmed by his younger
brother, who lives with him.
Home of Shelley Divided.
There has been bad blood between
voung Moore and Shelley ever since
the latter became the husband of
Moore's mother. The marriage oc
curred four years ago. Mrs. Moore
had five sons. They did not take
kindly to the invasion of their home
in the role of stepfather of Shellev
They rebelled when it was announced
that their mother wasto wed again, bu
their protests were given a deaf ear.
Shelley and L. J. Moore, so it
said, recently had a bitter nuarre
and the attempted assassination of
Tuesday night is alleged to have been
bhelley was shot as he was en
tering his premises in Drurv town
ship after a trip to Muscatine. Two
loads from a shotgun were aimed at
Shelley, but only one took effect
lhe assailant suppose:! he had mor
tallv wounded Shellev and lied
Shelley was able to crawl to the
house. A physician was called to
dre33 his injuries. It was found the
bulk of the shot lodged in the left
arm and neck. Shellev was able to
be about yesterday.
FIREMEN TO DANCE TONIGHT
Biff Attendance Kxpected at the Hall at
Tonight all roads will lead to the
roller rink on Sixteenth street, for
few will miss the annual ball of the
Rock Island tire department. All are
cooperating with the meaibcrs of the
department to the end that it shall be
the biggest event of the kind this sea
son. lhe proceeds, as 13 prettv well
known, are turned iuto the depart
ment fund, money that is held to help
such members as mav meet with acci
dent or sickness. It is a worthy
cause and deserves to be encouraged.
We have no better friends than the
tire fighters. When we are in trou
ble with the lUmes they are the first
ones to come to our assistance. They
are ever ready to excend a neipin
hand. And as one good turn deserves
another, we all should make it a point
to be on hand tonight for the ball.
Joe llowdal Will Recover.
The injuries of Joe Dowdal, the bny
run over on Mohne avenue yesterday.
ar3 not as serious as at lirst supposed,
he having rallied from the first shock
in an encouraging manner. Dr. J. F.
Meyers, his physician, now considers
his" chances of recovery good. The
same driver is reported to nave run
over another boy yesterday, but he
was not sufficiently injured to require
the services cf a physician.
A full line of Christmas cigars, per
fumes, pipes, and atomizers at half
price. Cheaper than anyone else in
the town. Charles L'llemeyer, drug
Special Shoe Bargains.
Ladies hand welt lace shoes, up-to-
date toe in all widths, regular value
3, for three days onlv Friday, Sat-
urdav and Monday they go it 2 a
pair a great bargain.
1705 Second avenue.
If the average man wouid look him
self squarely in the eve. he would see
at once that he needs Rocky Mountain
Tea. A priceless boon, to men. For
ale hy T. II. Thomas. So cents.
CoM and cough cures are numer
ous, bat the one that lea Is all others
in merit, is Foley's Honey and Tar,
which is in great demand these days.
For sale by all druggi3ts.
Our large and varied stock of Men's, Women's
and Children's Shoes presents opportunities for
Christmas gift-giving, which bear out the old
saying "useful as well as ornamental." Provide
for own family first, of course; but add to your
Christmas cheer by ordering shoes here for
somebody less well off than you.
OPEN EVERY EVENING TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS.
GEO. F. SCHMALB, PROP.
1705 Second Avenue.
Gift Things at
MEN'S SUITS AND OVERCOATS,
BOYS' SUITS AND REEFERS,
FANCY VESTS AND MUFFLETS,
FANCY SHIRTS AND HOSE,
SATCHEL AND SUIT CASES,
HATS, SOFT AND STIFF,
FANCY SUSPENDERS AND GLOVES,
UMBRELLAS AND CANES,
NECKWEAR, COLLARS AND CUFFS.
As Complete a Lint of Furnishings and Clothing as
Can be Found In the City.
1802 Second Avenue.
Any lady would be delighted to receive one of our stunning mil
linery creations for a Christinas gifl. We are selling all of our
hats and children's poke bonnets fur the holid?, season at money
saving prices. Make your selection now and w. will keep them
for you until you are ready for them.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Phone 1237 Corner TwenUeth Street Sand Fourth Avenue.
Your attire for calls and el bcr for
mal functions should be faultless
as to uiode, material, fit and fin
ish. We supply ju.-st that. Don't
forget that your coachman ehould
be just as properly arrayed.
Don't forget that wc make coach
men's liveries "just right'
every detail. correct
endorse our work.
Dorn, the Tailor,
1812 Second Avenue.