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MISUSES THE MAILS
Wallace H. Bowker Goes to Fill
Engagement and Meets
AUTHOR OP IMMORAL LETTERS
Which He Addresses to a
Year-Old Girl Makes
Has always made this store the Bargain Centre
in grocery merchandizing. It is a well known
fact in every walk of life that forehanded buy
ing will save more money in a year than
Will in five. To buy riht is to live right not
alone in price is there an advantage in buying,
but in quality as well. A little moaty well spent
works wonders, so do your trading where there
is every opportunity for saving on your grocery
bill and at the same time get the markets' best
CASHTGRO CEK Y.
2532 Fifth Avenue
Or You Will Be Sorry
You Didn't Travel
We put on sale all small lots of Men's and
Boy's fine suits that sold all season up to
$22.50 for only
We need the money. We need the room.
That's the reason we are giving these great
values. We never disappoint.
YOU KNOW US
' Wallace II. Bowker, foreman in the
local Burlington freight office, was
r rreated last evening at Prospect
park by Inspector B. II. Gilbert, of
the postoQice department, 'and Chief
of l'ollce KIttilsen, of Moline. on a
charge of using the mails for the
transmission of literature of a lasciv
ious and immoral nature.
Bowker resides in this city at 1714
First avenue. Realizing that it would
ba futile to deny anything, be broke
down and confessed everything. The
confession was later put in writing
and signed by Bowker.
Last July uiwicer sent tne nrst 01
his immoral missives. In this letter.
the recipient. t youDg girl, hardly lb"
years old, visiting near liowker'
FRANK HERMAN FALLS
AND BREAKS HIS THIGH.
Frank, 6-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ilenry Herman, yesterday sus
tained an injury at his home, 2931
Thirteenth avenue, which will lay
him up for some weeks. '
' While standing on the roof of a
shed in the rear of his home, he lost
his balance and fell, breaking bis left
thigh about three inches from the hip
Dr J.F.Myers was summoned and set
the fracture. The age of the boy and
the position of the fracture made it a
difliuult one to handle.
YOUNGEST MAN TO
William Kennick. of Peoria, the
new internal revenue collector for the
firth district, which includes Bock
Island, is the youngest man ever ap
pointed to the position.
When he was bnt 3 years of age his
parents, removed in 1867 to Stark
county, and that county or Peoria has
been his home ever since. While he
was yet in school he took the most
active interest in polities. He has,
sinco becoming of age, attended al
most every county convention as a
delegate. He was an Inspector in the
internal revenue ollice for five years,
from 1888, and in 1896 was appointed
a deputy in the. office of tha circuit
clerk, which he his jast resigned.
Arthur C. Kahlke and Miss Olga
Rochow are Joined in
13 A PEJK AND WHITE AFFAIR
After Short Tour Couple Will
Leave for Future Home on
place of residence, wa invited to'Moro than a year ago ne entered the
visit his house, his wile being absent race lor mo position mat du jusi
for the summer. The young girl, as! been given ntm.
soon as she discovered what the pur- I The Peoria district i the most im-
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01 suv ui tun uistriciB, as
during his last
gave tte , year 01 omce, nanaiea more man
. f ou.uuu.uuv, ana me largeni receipts
in the history of the district are
looked for this year.
Dort of the letter was. turned it over portant
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to the lady friend with whom she was;ouecior jaugotrtjr.
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letter to the girl's father.
rrent Becomes Furloa.
The parent was furious and at first
was inclined to take matters into h.s
own hands, but be was prevailed upon
by a friend who is employed in the
postal service to let the law take its
course with the culprit. The letters
were turned over to Postmaster
Thomas, who forwarded them to the
Becret service ollicers of the depart
ment, and as a result of this, Inspec
tor Gilbert came to the city.
Mr. Gilbert, who says that the loi
ters were as lewd and as immoral as
any which have ever been brought to
his notice, immediately started to
work upon the case At the sugges
tion of the postmaster and the inspec
tor, the girl penned a note in reply to
Bowker'e last letter.
In it she stated that she had not re
sponded to his letters because sho
was closely watched, but that she
would meet him at some place other ,
than his home. The letter was Bent
by the first mail and in the afternoon,
through the general delivery, came a .
reply fixing the meeting at theler-j
minal at Prospect park last eveaing.
Arrangements were made to have an
Mrs. M. Taxman is visiting in Mus
Miss Mabel Friestat is visiting in
Lee Watson, of
is at the Harper.
Frank Huntoon. of Manistee, Mich
is vifeiting iu th city.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. lilnn. of Chi
cago, are at the Harper.
Mrs. G M. Kerns and daughter are
v' si tin j in Ottumwa, Iowa.
J C, Duke and wife, of Dallas.Tex
are registered at the Harper.
I Mr. and Mrs. 1. E.West and daugh
ter Kuth left this morning for Chi
C. I). Hall, proptietor of the
Arlington hotel of (Jalosbarg. is In
S. F. Boyd, general passengor agent
at Divenpcrt for the Rock Island, is
officer on the grounds in cltizins' j Mr. and Mrs. W. 11.
clothes, and toward evening Inspector to Burlington on the
Ullbert and the youne girl boarded
W. J. Young
Mr. and Mrs. Gas Vosn, of Low
Mooro, Iowa, visited with Iloek Island
I. H Gillinghaui and Miss L. John
son, of Lon ion, Lagland, were regis
tered at the Harper yesterday.
Albert E chelsdoerfer left yesterday
for Ames, Iowa, to entor college for
the study of mining engineering.
C. J. Searlo went to New Windsor
today to deliver an address at the re
union of the 1021 Illinois volunteers.
Commodore Charles McIIugh and
party are expected home tonight after
a trip to at. Louis in mi launch, Mary
Richard McMabon, for a number of
TPitm rttnt ft. rpsl-'pnt. rf f!hienv !
; calling on relatives and friends in the
I Miss Fannie Kennedy, who has been
M auric O'Connor and (Edward Kakart, Visiting at the hODQO t f Mr. and Mrs.
youne Eirl boarded a
car for the park. Bowker had not yet
arrived, but some time later he was
seen by the girl to emerge from a
clump of trees.
The officer kept reasonably near in
the background. Bowker advanced
an.1 shook hands with the girl, the
officer stepped up, asked the girl if
th s was the fellow, and receiving an
affirmative reply placed him under
Itow her L'adar Bond.
Bowker was given a hearing this
morning and was bound over , in ,
$1,600 bonds, as the federal court
does not meet until October. As yet
he has not secured bondsmen. Tho
penalty for the o flense of which How-1
ker is accused is a fine of 5,00'J or !
five years1 Imprisonment or both
At the home of the bride's parents
on Third street were celebrated last
evening the nuptials of Arthur C.
Kahlke and Miss Olga Rochow. The
wedding was performed at 8 o'clock
by Rev. Ernest 1). Mennicke, assistant
pastor ot the German Lutheran
church, the ring ceremony being fol
lowed and the bride given in wedlock
by her father.
The couple were accompanied by
Carl J. F. Rochow, brother of the
brido, as best man. and Miss Bianca
Denkmann, of Davenport, as brides
maid. 1 he bride was attired in a cos
tume of creme du cbien over taffeta
and carried wbite roses. The brides
maid woro pink and carried asters
The parlors were tastefully decorated.
the prevailing colors being pink and
white. The couple were the recip
ients of many costly presents.
following tho ceremony and con
gratulations, the company present
partook or a collation, and late in the
evening Mr and Mrs. Kf.blte took a
train for the east for a short wedding
trip. Upou their return they will re
main a short time in the city and
tben leave for their future home in
Seattle, Washington, where the groom
has a cottage waiting for bis bride.
Locates In Far Wear.
The groom is the non of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter N. Kahlke and was born
and roared in Rock Island. From
hero he attended high schojl and went
to college, accepting about a year
ago a responsible position in one of
the largest banks in Seattle. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Rochow. and likewise 01 Kock
Island nativity and training. She is h
graduato of the Rock Island High
schooland took a couoc at the state
university. Both the young people are
of the city s best, and the good wisues
of their frien s and classmates and
townspeople will follow them to their
now home and always.
BURNS TAKES HAND
IN GREAT STEEL STRIKE.
Simon Barns, the former Rock Is
lander, according to the Associated
Press dispatches appearing on another
page, has taken a hand in the great
steel strike and will make an effort to
Acting with the consent of Presi
dent Shaffer, of tho Amalgamated As
sociation of Iron. Steel and Tin Work
ers, Mr. Burns, who is general master
workman of the Knights of Labor and
president of the Window Glass Work
ers' association, has addressed a let
ter to President Schwab, of the United
States Steel corporation, formally
submitting a new proposition looking
to the adjustment of. the difficulty.
Arbitration is suggested, with im
mediate t&ci in its train. The strike
is to be called off and tho men are to
work immediately on receipt of news
that the sUel corporation has agreed
to arbitrate and appointed its arbi
trator. Bishop l'otter, Seth lxw and
Archbishop Ireland are mentioned as
Later advices are that Burns' prop
osition has been rejected by the trust
Harry Sige. left this morning for her
nome in i'eoria.
Sr . Pmaa Away.
Maurice O'Connor died of the in-
nrmiues ei ago at 11:10 mis merning Hiram Leonard left this
at the home or nis daughter, airs. . (or Port Byron to superintend the in
Thomas Carney, 729 Fourteenth-and- 8tallatlon of a furnace in the Metho
a-haif street, lie was a native of dist church there.
(in .... I!. 1
Aiciauu u real, ji OLC Alts IB f ?1 . r m . . i.
r r - m 11 1 1 1 1 b . . n h 1 ma iinnnnwiix
, have returnod to their home in New
survived by ' his widow and nine
children, eeven sons and two daugh
ters. Edward Kakert, Sr., died at his
home, 72t Eleventh street, at 8:45
this morning of a complication of
Bright' disease and heart trouble,
after a 2-wet-ks' Illness. Deceased
was born in Germany In 1853, coming
York City. They have
at tbe homo of Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs W. H. Wilson are
spending the week in Pes Moines.
Air. Wilson has been appointed col
li ctor on one of the trains running
W - . ,. . w . 1
to this country when a lad. He is ,rora 109 clI7 ,alr Zanaa.
survived by his wife and two eons. I F. S. NbSiols and family have ar-
Edward and Herman. The funeral
will be held from the bereaved home
Sunday at 2 p. m. Camp 303. M. W.
A., of which deceased wa a member,
will have charge of the services.
Al W. Bowen, tbe twin-city printer
o city from toutb Bend
Nichols is to take a pori-
the office of the Bettendorf
works in Davenport. Ila will
e'.ther reside here or In Davenport.
A party composed of Mr- and Mrs.
John Ohlweiler, Mr. and Mrs. C. F.
Gietjer, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Borgolte,
it . f 1 1 r r , 1 1 1 1.-
i . , 1 . , A' l BUU 1UB. IV. 11 JjUUCWIiT, BUU Cj
- fc ,,V
who left here some 10
moted to the foromanship of the fifth." - b
division of - the office. PThe promo- he rivcr tr'P to Biulmgton to retu
tion carries with it a substantial in-. lomorrow,
lvuuams, of Winona, who Is vtelting
at Uhlweiler a, left last evening on
crease in salary. Mr. Bowen writes
that he is very grateful to tbe friends
in Rock Island and Moline who havo
assisted him in securing the place.
In cases of cough and croup give
the little ono One Minuto Coogh Core.
Then rest easy and have no fear. Tho
child will be all right in a little while
It never fails. Pleasant to take,
always rafe and sure and almost in
stantaneous in effect. B. II. Bleber
antTHartz & Ullemeyer.
James White, Bryantsville, Ind.,
says Dew lit s witcn nazei salve
healed running sores on both. legs.
He had suffered six years. Doctors
failed to help him. Get De Wilt's.
Accept no imitations. - B. II. Bleber
and Ilartz & Ullemeyer.
In Police Court.
Ed Saley pleaded guilty to a charge
of larceny and was fiocd f 25 and costs
by Judge Lucian Adams yesterday.
Tbe caso of Constable Schmidt 'was
brought up beforo Magistrate Johnson
yesterday and was continued until
M ruber of Painters' union No.
181 are requested to meet at their
ball this (Thursday) evening at 8
o'clock. " Fred Smith,. President.
An English association- regarding
woman's happiness has offered a re
ward of 500 for a greater blessing to
woman than Rocky Mountain Tea.
Sensible move. ' T. II. Thomas1 phar
ST. LOUIS COMMISSION
INSPECTS WATER SYSTEM
The Rock Island water supply was
inspected today by a delegation o
distinguished authorities on the water
subject headed by Allen Uazen, of
New York City, who with George
Wiener, of Detroit, and Benzette
Williams, of Chicago, composes
commission delegated to report ou
tho best system of supplying pure
water to the city of Si. Liuis.
Accompanying the commission on
the tour are several St. L)Uis officials
Herman Philips, commissioner ot
public woiki: Henrv All, harbor and
wharf commissioner; E. A Herman
.ewer commissioner, and rxlward
Flad. water commissioner. The Dav
enport waterworks was also inspected
They appear to be complcely upset
ever toe water question at bt. Louis
Ono of the poets down there, frenzied
by he condition 01 affairs, sings:
Small wordcr that we taVe to drink
in Brewery Town today.
With city water biask as ink
And full of anreda as bay:
For who would undertake to chew
This seml-eoiid stuff.
Tbla concentrated Chlo-O-Sew?
It's too con fou cdeU lougb:
Water Commissioner Flad explains.
however, that the bad condition oi
tho water which St. Louis has been
getting is due to tbe fact that a mud
gate at the pumping station was not
properly careu ior, anu nob oecaase
Chicago bas sewage to be disposed of.
Imported "wurzburger on tap at the
O. O. Buck, Beirne, Ark., says: "I
was troubled with constipation nntil
I bought DeWitt's Little Early Risers.
Since then have been entirely cured
of my old complaint. I recommend
them." B. 11. Bieber and Uartz & Uil-eaejer
Our Prices on Iron and Brass Beds this week will
long be remembered as RECORD BREAKERS
considering quality, style and finish.
TRADE GETTERS We have just received a
large assortment of
Ladles' Writing Desks.
Beautiful designs and the best of finish, Oak, Birds
eye Maple and Mahogany, at prices that will surely
never be under quoted.
We have some especially good things to offer new
beginners in housekeeping. . We appreciate your
wants "stnd take an interest in catering to them.
Buy Where Your Purchases are Appreciated.
Davenport Furniture and
125-127 West Third Street, Davenport.
School Days will
be Here Soon.
School Days are Coming and Extra Trousers
x will be Needed.
Our New Fall Styles are Here.
Boys' Heavy Cotton Knee Pants . 22c
Boys1 Heavy Union Knee Pants J9c
Boys' Heavy Wool Kneo Pants 48
Boys' Heavy Wool Knee Pants 50c
Boys' Heavy Union Long Pants $1.00
Boys' Heavy Wool Long Pants 1.75
Also All the Finer Grades at Popular Prices.
S0MMER8 & LAVELLE.
1S04 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
207 West Second Street, Davenport.
TVe w Fail Veilings.
All the latest ideas in Veilings now on display, in
cluding the leading colors in two-tone effects in chif
fon with chenile dots.
Fall Outing Hats.
We are showing an elegant line of swell outiog hats
in all the new shades of gray, wood, beige and white.
To see them is to buy them.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Corner Twentieth street and Fourth Avenue. Rock Island. 111. Tolephone 1237
We Sell Fans, Dyn
amos, Motors, Bells,
0ur and Batteries, but
Leader don't rent them.
Wa A. Robb & Co.
117 Seventeenth street.
Wa stand bntwftan tcu unil