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VTJTS-ATW4TP. FRIDAY. SE FTP 51 HIT 17 1:7 1901.
" In"foil2and othcrjspeculationsare attractive . .
propositions. They are having their inning
with the public just now. , Many a man awakes
in the morning toSfind himself rich and others
there are whoKsetHupHrich and go to bed pau
pers. Such are the Results of Life's
Wheel of Fortune.
To the steady, thrifty gain every day house
hold, there is a proposition that appeals more
strongly. It is the place where dollars double
In buying capacity. The store where business
f integrity lasts all day long every day in the
year. Your money's worth, and more in every
package that goes over the counter. It's the
store of rare values, the store of opportunities,
the store of good service, the store of all stores
for satisfactory grocery buying.
Wc arc Now Showing the Latest
Men's Fine Suits and
YOU KNOW US
In a Nigh t
2532 Fifth Avenue
Made by L. Ad'er Bros.
& Co. and Alfred Ben
jamin & Co., none better
made Hundreds of the
best dressed men in the
three cities are wearing
suits and overcoats made
by these firms. These
lires of fine -clothing are
made upon honor; not
how cheap, but how
CCUSED OF NiUBDEB
Four Men Are Held by Coroner's
; Jury for the Death of Charles
EVAKS SAID TO HAVE CONFESSED
To Having Struck Victim Over
Head With a Fence
The jury in the case of Charles
vliooe. the Moline young man who
tied Tuesday from the results of a
-low in the head received in a saloon
ight in that city, brought la a ver
tict at 5 o'clock last evening iti
vhich it held William Evans
if Long Crove, ' Iowa, and Tan)
Lohrman, William Carlson and Her
man Blnbm, three Mjllte residents
Ver Bieste, the misting Belgian, who
wa with Minne when the latter was
assaul'ed, showed yp of his own ac
cord yesterday. Vr Bieste identified
Kvans as one of the men who was in
ho Gghf. Ver Bieste was held iu
f 1 OJo bonds as a witness.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
vhich was composed of T. I. Stuley.
foreanan; W. A J.nes. C. F. Prue -inif,
Charles W. Sinlth. Uicbard Llo
lell and Gus Segur, is as follows:
"We. the undersigned jurors sworn
to inquire of the detin of Charles
Minne. on oath do find that be came
to bis death by being struck un the
nead with a club in the bands tf
either William Evans. Paul Lchrinan,
VVilliam Car If on or Herman Blahni,
n or about Sept. 22, 1901. in the
oity of Moline. county cf Bock Islacd
ind state of Illinois, and we further
recommend that the four men above
namtd be held to answer to toe grand
jury for the death of tho said Charles
Haloookeeper Do Bmtt'i Story.
Peter Da Smet, in whoie saloon tho
trouble starred, stated that be did not
snow when the men left his place.
The first knowledge he had of the
trouble was when nis wife told him a
man bad been knocked down. Look
ing toward the alley he fav the tight
in progress, yet admitted that he did
nothing to prevent it. tie declared
ie saw five men fighting one. Three
of the men he said he identified a
Will Km Carlson, Paul Lohrman and
William Evans. lie siid they were
Bghtlrg against tho tnaa that the
police rero searching for and whose
uatne he stated was Vor Bieste. But
the witness did nothing till this man
"taggered into bis yard covered with
blood and gaping wounds and exhib
ited thn gHshoN in bi body a be
br?a hloflslf informed him that Minne
itki injmd and might die before
morning. The man was unable to
help Do Smet carry Minne into . the
bouse, so the man who bad calmly
witnessed the tradgedy placed the
prostrate form of Minne upon his back
and bore bim to a couch In bis kitct
en, where he was considerate enough
to wash him, and then he retired
himself for the night. Minne was
conscious when carried in. but at
times became "dizzy," as witness
put it, and twice duiirg the nigbt
fell from the couch to tde floor and
each time De Smet got up and rt
placed him. He said Minne did not
complain of pain in the head. The
next day John Werkel sent Dr Beam
to attend the man and later he was
tacen to Weckel's home, being able
to walk to the rig with slight assist
ance. Etidi Makes Coo f Ion.
John Weckel stated that deceased
had worked for him five vears; never
knew him to carry a knife.. William
Evans met witness on Sunday and de
clared to Mr. Weckel that Minne had
attacked him with a knife, and that
t (Evans) had "knocked him cold
with a fence picket." He also testi
fied to Minne's suffering ad his snb-
-equent removal to the hospital,
when it became apparent thai his
condition was becoming alarming.
Drs. Beam and Gardner after con
ducting the autopsy found that death
was caused bv injuries to the brain,
due to the fraclute. The fracture ex
tended from the frontal hone to the
temple bone above the Ift eye ball,
tbn roof nf the orbit being split in
S. L. Cox left last night for Boston.
Miss Helena Struss is visiting in
Mrs. Phil Mitchell went to Chicago
Mrs. Daniel Corken was in Pert
S. W. McMaster left this morning
for a few days' visit at Galena.
Mr. and Mrs K. L Gates, of Mil
waukee, visited in the city today.
Miss Elizabeth McHugh is attending
St. Katherine's school In Davenport.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cook and
family are visiting a couple of days
Division Agent II- D. Mack went to
Chicago last night to attend a meet
ing of the division freight agents of
Sheriff Cralle returned from a trip
south yesterday proudly lugging
a groundhog he'claims to have killed
with bis little rifle.
Dan S. Hankins, state manager in
Oregon for the Fraternal Tribunes, is
visittn? at tne neaa emce oi toe older
here. He expects to leave for Port
land early next week.
Oficer John Schmidt left yesterday
nn his vacation, going down the Mis
sissippi in company with Fiank H -big
in the latter' lauoch to eptuU a
wetk hunting and fishing.
The Misses Anna Marshall, Mildnd
Dodge. Mabelle Payne and Elsie East
man left this morning to attend Chi
cago university. The first named en
ters upon her third year, the second
the second year, while the other .two
enter the freshman class.
DOINGS OF THE DAY
IN LOCAL POLICE COURT
Peter Peterson, - an old man who
said he had lost the Mercer county
railroad, was picked up on the street
by the police last evening and given
lodging at the station while his Intel
lect went through the clarifying pro
cess. This morning he was released,
and it is to be presumed be fjihid
what be had lost.
Residents in the region of Fifth
avenue and Eleventh street early this
morning were disturbed by a pistol
duel in which colored folks were the
active parties. As the police did not
become involved in the affair it is
presumed no one was hurt.
A drunken woman who had taken
posses ion of K'chardson' restaurant
on Tweulieth street and refused to
leave the place was arrested by Dili jcr
Lieut. Dickson and a rquad of men
from Rock Island arsenal were in the
city yesterday hunting for a wagon
which it is claimed bad been stolen
from the Uland and disposed of in
the upper part of town. Tnis is sup
posed' to be more woi k of the foxy
top sergeant. Depp.
A RICH F
Miss Annie E. Steitz Picks Up
SI, 000 Brooch on Streets
RETURNS PROPERTY TO OWNER
Detective Co res Here After the
Miss Annie E. Steitz. of this city,
was for fonr days in possession of a
$1 00) diamond sunburst belonging
to Mrs. Kate Neary, 373 Superior
street, Chicago, Miss Steitz having
found the ornament on tho Chicago
street wbilo out walking with friends
lait Sunday afiernuou. Miss Sicitz
did not know that the ornament was
as valuable as it proved to be. She
thought it was a brilliant, hut decided
to bold it until sbe heard from the
owner. Sunday sbe received a tele
gratn from her mother, Mrs. Sophia
Steitz. 90S Fourth avenue, urging nr
to return home immediately. Miss
Steitz arrived horn Monday bringing
with her the jewel Before her de
parture from Chicago she requested
Mrs. K-ithtrine Rutherford, ot Hyde
Park, and Mrs. Patrick Fennell, of
this city, with whom she was walkiog
when bne found the valuable, to refer
the owner to her in case the lost
article was advertised for.
Visit from Dotaatlva.
Miss Steitz was surprised and at t. e
same time somewhat worried Wednes
day when a stranger called at her
home and informed her he was De
tective Jackson, of Chicago. Miss
Steitz feared at first that she would be
suspected of having stolen the orna
ment, but this was removed by the
explanation of the officer, who said
bo had learned from Mrs. Rutherford
the circumstances under which Miss
Steitz Lad come into possession of the
property. A reward of $50 had been
offeied by Mrs. Neary for its recovery.
Ula Stalls Tlfe.
I have not the least hesitancy in
tolling the details of the affair." said
Miss Steitz to an A kg us reporter who
called on her at her home today. "In
the first place I had not the remotest
idea that I was carrying mch a valu
ble gem. If I had known its worth I
suppose I would have been worried
to death lest tome one would bold
me op on the way home on tbe train.
For the past three months I have
been visiting relatives iu Ricine and
Sunday I went for an outing with
Mrs. Rutherford and her mother, Mrs.
Fennell, of this city. Who is visitiog
in Chicago. We bad just left Holy
Name church. It' was in tbe after
noon and we had gone' but a short
distance I am not familiar with the
names of the streets in Chicago
when I noticed the ornament. Mrs.
Rutherford saw it at the same time,
but I picked it np Nei'herof us
know its value, but agreed that if
there was a reward on it we would
divide equally. I bad thought first
of leaving the ornament with Mrs.
Rutherford, but my better jogdment
told me to hold on to it, as it might
be worth some money, and in case it
was lost again I might be placed in
an unpleasant position should it
become known that it had teen in
my possession I am glad that I
held on to it and am doubly glad
that the rightful owner, has been
Miss Steitz is a stenographer and
was for several years secretary of the
Hi-Hi Bitters company. .. The sun
burst consists of a large diamond
surrounded by a star-shaped setting
of 10 smaller stones. The Chicago
Trlbuoe of today stale that the jew
els were returned to Mrs. Neary by
Babscrite for Tax Axavt
GATES AT CROSSiHGS
Supt. Rice Says First One Will
Be Installed at Twentieth
FENCE TO BE BUILT AT ONOE
But Not so Frank As to the
Clock About Freak
F. C. R'ce, superintendent of the
Illinois lines of the Burlington road,
was in the city today, hiving arrived
from Chicago during the night and
leaving this afternoon with his special
car attached to the afternoon train
for the south. While here he was
atked by an Akuus reporter in re
gardtotbe JODg promised crossing
gates. Twentieth street wall or fence
and tbe tower clock.
In regard to the gates the superin
tendent insisted that they had been
ordered and that the first to go in
would bo tho one on Twentieth
street Just how far work had pro
eressed upon them he was unable to
bav. The fence south of the station
to be bu'i't for the purpose of cutting
off the unsightly view of tho coal
tncks. and which was to have been
built two months ago, he said, will
be constructed within the next 30
When asked about the clock in the
big tower that stands idly pointing
skyward, the su.parintendent looked
up at the pile of brick and said: "I
don't know anythiog about that.
There is not much need for a clock
here anyway, fjr we all have watches.
The dial places up there are all
bricked over, so there is no place for
The pub'ic will ba 6low to believe
that after all the promises and re
iterations on the part of tbe Burling
ton from General Manager Brown
down and including SudC. Rice him
t o I
j self. Division Agent Mack and others
that the company now proposes to
break faitrrwitn the people of Rock
Inland. That clock was specified in
the uru.'iual plans, and when at the
time of the construction of the build
ing It wa not provided, the assur
auces were offered by all the cflisials
that it would come in the spring. Still
it Is not there, and Tub Aruus re
grets Indeed to see this latest atti
tude with reference to it. There is
no way to make tho Burlington keep
its prooiiiius, bat I hk Srulm believes
that in a city ns kindly Disposed to
warJ it as Kock ItUod, it cm not
atTord to break its promises.
A to Fresh Ha(g.
Thousiuds ot dollars will be Bared
liinnufrnturreis of typewriters, cash
registers and computiug scales by
action taken by general passenger
agents of western roads yesterday in
airreein? to defer until Jan. 1 the new
rule prohibiting the checking of these
articles as baggage.
For some time the express com
panies operating over the roads in
the territory west of Chicago have
been protesting to officers cf the lat
ter over the custom of chocking sam
ple typewriters, cash registers and
scales. The express people alleged
tha the railroads were violating their
contracts with tbe former by check
ing articles as baggage that should go
as express matter, dj tnis custom,
or courtesy, on the part of the rail
ways, tbe express companies, their
officers allege, have been losing in the
aggregate several hundred thousand
dollars yearly, while the transporta
tion lines have gained nothing finan
Officers of tbe railroads have hesi
ttted to make any change in the
time-honored concession, being ap
prehensive of offending the army of
traveling salesmen whose patronage
in the way of ticket sales and subse
quent shipments of freight was worth
more than the appeasing of the ex
Notwithstanding these reasons for
dnvlinintr to aoede to the demands of
the etpre companies the railroad
people were in favor of turning the
entire business over to tbe former.
The principal objection on the part of
railroad officials to tbe checking of
anvthing but trunks aud valises was
their consequent liability for every
thing checked as baggage. Type
writers, cash registers, scales, school
desks and many other articles that
have been going as baggage were
being continually broken while in the
custody of railroads and the latter
were being constantly called upon to
Recently the passenger agents of
these roads in meeting agreed to
abandon the practice of checking any
of these auli les or anything else not
strictly baggage, but to refer the
ownors to . toe express companies
Manufacturers in all puts of the
country immediately tiled protests at
the contemplated action and so strong
have been the objections that the rail
road officers at a conference in Chicago
yesterday agTeed to defer putting tbe
new ru'ca in effect until Jan. 1,'the
intervening time bein given to the
mtnufactarers to better prepare fcr
the coming restriction.
Working Nlffat and Dir.
The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made is Dr.
King's fcew Life Pills. These pills
changeweakness Into Blrength, list
lessness Into energy, brain-fag into
mental power. They're wonderful in
building bp the health. Only 25o per
box. bold by Uartz & UHemeyer.
With goods that are governed by a guar
antee as to their quality, which are moderate
in price and which are at the top in every par
ticular. This is the class of goods we offer
you offer you at a price no higher tha'n in
ferior merchandise. "
Oak and Mthogany finish, woll
$125, our price
Our Cvrpet Department
Cor tains an entire new line of patterns in all
grades. Quotations are best, prices are low
est. New lisc of linoleums.
If you want to buy a mantle, buy it now.-
If you want to buy a mant'e, buy it here.
We are closing them out at less than cost.
Davenport Furniture and
125-127 West Third Street, Davenport.
are appreciable in the clothes and men's fixings we
have in our stock they have a character distinctly
swell and nobby. The goods are here and the prices
are right. We only make a few points for your
DON'T fail to mvo our goods.
DON'J? delay your purchase.
DONT buj "elsewhere, but come direct to us.
DONT you know wo have the finest goods?
DONT pay excessive prices unnecessarily.
WE HAVE everything you want in clothing and inei's fur
nishings. WE HAVE tho ftyl, qnnlity nod prioon to nsve yon money.
WE HAVE tbe newest, nobbiest, hottest line you can find.
"WE HAVE possessed the confidence of our customers for
WE WILL refund your money without hesitation or argu
ment whenever you want it back, and every article is guarantee!
just as represented. One plainly marked price to everybody. We
shall be most pleased to rectify any mistakes that may occur, and
guarantee absolute satisfaction to nil
YOU HAVE tho opportunity of cooperation with us to your
advantage. Will you seize it?
S0MMER3 & LAVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue, Rock
207 West Second
The fine it display of FALL MILLINERY of 6V6ry deacrip
lioc is at this store. We give our time and attention en
tirely to Millinery, therefore we can guarantee every lady
a becoming hat at the lowest prices possible. Call and
iappect our goods and prices, aud you will be convinced
that we are correct in our statements.
Corner Twentieth street and Fourth
Chris. Mueller Sons.
Twcnty.Foarlh Stt and Tilrd Ave,
Are now prepared to furnis'i the B.st Grades of H41 d and Soft
Coal that money will buy, and at price j that ate all right.
When In need of anything in the line of coal or lumber, kindly
give ns a calL
constructed, regular EZf
Avenue. Rock Island, III. Telephone 1237