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THE AE&US, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1903.
DEATH BY POISON
W. L. Sweeney Drinks Two
Ounces of Carbolic Acid to
BODY ARRIVES IN THE CITY
To be Buried Tomorrow
Auspices of the Odd
The body of Washington L. Swee
ney, who suicided Saturday at Wichi
ta, Kans., arrived in the city at 5
o'clock this morning" accompanied by
his son, Kedmond M. Sweeney, at
whose home he destroyed himself.
The remains were conveyed to the
residence of M. K. Sweeney, son of the
deceased, at 100: First avenue, where
the funeral services will be conducted
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning' by
Rev. J. li. Williams, pastor of the
First Methodist church.
The funeral will be in eharsre of
Rock island lodge. No. IS, I. O. O. F.
with which Mr. Sweeney had been aftil
iated for a half century.
Mr. Sweeney ended his existence by
drinking- two ounces of carbo'ic acid
The first intimation that those in the
home had that he had attempted to
take his life was when Mrs. 1?. M
Sweeney, who had occasion to go into
the back yard, saw her father-in-h-w
raise the north window in his room
and throw out" a glass tumbler. Clost
ly following it came a bottle contain
ing some carbolic acid.
Mrs. Sweeney ran into her father-in-law's
room ami found him lying on
his bed in a stupor. She called to
him. but he did not answer. She pro
cured a glass of milk, but this he re
fused to drink, merely shaking his
head slowly in the negative. A physi
cian was called, but nothing could be
done, Mr. Sweeney . passing away 10
minutes after he had drunk the pois
P.efore destroying himself Mr. Swee
ney went into the barber shop and got
shaved and visited an hour with his son
at the tatter's place of business. On re
turning home lie wrote several letters,
which he deposited in ,a nearby mail
box., and then went back to his room
ami took the fatal dose.
lie nail grieve:! continually since iro
nic to live with his son over the loss
of ..is wife, who died two years ago in
this city. Scarcely a day passed that
lie did not mention her and how lonely
he was without her.
Generally fail" and. warmer
tonight and Wednesday.
J. M. SHERIER,
Temperature At 7 a. m. 11;
at 2:30 p. m. 22.
Zazaro. Union cigar.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
' Open tonight. Dolly Bros
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Keidy Bros.
For insurance, l'leasant F. Cox.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
It's tonight. Kellogg, the warbler.
For bus, baggage, express. call Kobb's.
Mufflers, all styles. Sommers Sc. La
Vclle. For real estate and insurance, E. J.
Prices away down this week at Miss
Military and club brushes in ebony
at J. Kamser's.
All union barber shops will be closed
Christmas all day.
Attend the big shoe sale. Lasye-Waters
Shoe company. - ,
Nobby sweaters frr men and boys.
Sonmiers .v LaVelle.
Little beys' suits, all nobby makes.
Sommers & I.aYelle.
Sheriff W. ('. Ileider is confined to
his heme by illness.
The Mill store will be open even
ings until Christmas..
Oct your ticket for Kellogg tonight.
Fifty cents admission.
Boys' hlu heavy wool blouse suits,
ft. Sommers A- LaVelle.
Policeman Peterson is absent from
duty on account of illness.
Charles Jennison Kellr.gg at the Il
linois tonight, 8:.'Ut o'clock.
Men's neckwear, choice styles, .10
cents. . Sommers : LaVelle.
Some more new designs in umbrel
las received at J. Kamser's.
Sterling silver match safes,- a large
assortment, at J. Kamser's.
Novelties in gentlemen's fancy vests.
Kosenfield Tailoring company,
(ientlemen's high grade tailoring.
Bosenfield Tailoring company.
All kinds of coal for sale at the
Eock Island Lumber company.
.V choice line of children's hats at
reduced prices at Miss Byrnes.
Fancy Delaware holly and ever
green wreathes at Passig Bros.'
Company A w ill give a dance Christ
mas nigjit. Admission, 25 cents.
A choice hat from Miss Byrnes"
makes a nice Christmas present.
Chicago University (lice and Mando
lin clubs, Illinois theatre, Dec. 23.
The Christmas cantata of the Broad
way Sunday school will be given Wed
nesday evening, Dec. 23, at 7 prompt
All are cordially invited.
Nobby overcoats for. small boy
$2.75 to $7.50. Sommers & LaVelle.
Men's S.J.50 patent leather shoes
$2.75 at Lage-Waters Shoe company.
Don't jniss a good thing. Hear the
Chicago university glee club Dec. 23
Good coal, coal, coal, at Mueller
Lumber company's. . Both telephones.
For tin and furnace work, see II. T
Siemon, 1526 Fourth avenue, union 283.
Stove repairers, Johnson & Quinlan,
east of new library, l'J24 Fourth ave
College glees at the Illinois theatre
Dec. 23. Seats reserved tomorrow. 50
Men's imitation alligator slippers 29
cents at the Laue-Waters Shoe com
Order your Christmas turkey, goose,
duck or chickens at H. Jremanns
Dr. P. F. Purdue, 17163 Second ave
Due. Old 'phone at office and resi
Pork tenderloins, spare ribs and
trimmings at Gilmore's packing house
Men's Detroit shape corduroy caps,
50 an;l 75 cents and $1. Sommers &
The stage of water at the Kock Isl
and bridge w as 6.30 at 6 a. m. and 7.70
Those nice. bir. massive key rings
and markers in sterling silver at J.
Lage-Waters have just received a
la rce shipment of union-made shoes
Don't miss a Jtood thing. Charles
Kellogg, The bird warbler, tonight, at
Cleaning, pressing and dyeing done
at the new Panitorium Club, 1909 Sec
Spare ribs, pork tenderloins, leaf
lard and poi k trimmings at II. Tre
Beserve seats tomorrow at the Illi
nois smoker for the glee duo con
cert, 50 cents.
Ladies velvet slippers, a handsome
present, pair 79 cents, at Lage-Waters
Help the Associated Charities and
njoy an evening of college music and
mirth. Dec. 23.
Initial handkerchiefs, three for 25
cents, silk handkerchiefs 25 cents, at
Ullemever & Sterling's.
I'llemeyer & Sterling for the new
est neckwear, fancy hosiery, shirts
:nd Christmas novelties.
For the real good old buckwheat
flavor, buy Mrs. Austin's buckwheat.
ind don't forget the name.
Mrs. Austin says: "My buckwheat
cakes will please you. if you love the
good old-fashioned flavor."
Enjoy an evening of up-to-date airs
ind rollicking college songs, Chicago
university glee club, Dec. 23.
After all expenses have been paid
the police department finds it has
leared .$R50 from its recent ball.
A cap free with each short pants
suit' at $2 or over, Wednesday and
Thursday, at Ullemever & Sterling's.
All kinds of coal at all times. Tri-
City Transfer & Fuel company. 215
Twentieth street. Prompt delivery.
We are closing out our ladies' shirt
waist vesting at one-half regular
price. Jlosenfield Tailoring: company.
Suit cases and traveling bags, from
the cheapest to the best, at the Trunk-
Factory. 220 Brady street, Davenport.
Bemember, you can get choice seats
tomorrow at the Illinois smoker for
the Chicago university "lee club. 50
A bottle of fine California wine
free with every dollar purchase at
Simon Lewis from now until after
Cardigan jackets, jersey knit coats.
well made, a suitable gift for elderly
gents; prices lowest at Ullenieyer v
Hair ribbon, in fancy stripes and
beautiful plaids, an acceptable Christ
mas gift for girls, at the Brandenburg
Gaetjer makes it. Imperial German
mustard. At all grocers and meat
markets. Connoisseurs pronounce it
fine. Try a bottle.
A leather 'suit case is what the
;ung ladies ought to buy for their
best fellow." We have a nice, new
issortiiient. I'lleniever : Sterling.
We are making special low prices
on children s overcoats in the new
military and reefer styles. Ullemever
Sterling, always for lowest prices.
Be sure and attend the closing out
lie of the Spilger stock. Everything
in the store must iro. Kemcmber the
place. 1705 Second . avenue, opposite
the Illinois theatre.
Camp 1550 drill team has made ar
rangements to give a grand Christinas
ball Christmas night, Dec. 25. at Indus
trial hall. Music by Bleuer's orches
tra. Tickets, 50 cents.
Furnifuie, rugs, etc.,' at aw ay below-
cost at the Spilrer closing out sale.
This is a chance tobuy good, service
able Christmas presents at a very low
figure. Call and get prices.
The marriage of B. D. Connelly and
Miss Elizabeth Chamberlin is to be
solemnized at 8:30 this evening at the
ome of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. K. Chamberlin, 2215 Seventh
You are missing an opportunity if
ou do not attend the sale of the
pilger stock. This is a genuine clos
ing out sale and everything must be
sold. Consolidated Merchandising
A mail box at Third avenue and
Twentieth street was swept from its
bearing last evening by being struck
by a bus of the Bobb Express com
panv. lhe letters were scattereu m
Bock Island lodge. No. 18, I. O. O
F.. invites the members of Ucal lodge
and of Eudora lodge, Keekahs, to
join in attendance at the funeral of
the late W. L. Sweeney at 10 o'clock
C. Bogers, the colored, man who
stole turkeys from J. M. Schaab, the
grocer, pleaded guilty to larceny in
the circuit court today, and was fined
$1 and costs and sentenced to the
county jail for 20 days.
Jlurrv up. Hie crowd the lain is
on. McCabe's store lias never before
seen such crowds. It has been called
an army of invasion, marching through
back and forth from Second to Third
and from Third to Second avenues.
II. F. Cordes, formerly of this city,
now in the furniture .business, fell
down the elevator shaft in his store in
Davenport today, a distance of 10 feet,
sustaining a cut in the head and an in
jury to his back. He is not seriously
Buy your Christmas wines and li
quors at A. 11. Lntt s retail liquor
store, corner Third avenue and Eigh
teenth street. Everything under the
heal of spirituous liquors sold hi small
quantities at Avholesale prices. Goods
delivered to any part of the city. Open
When buying your liquors for Christ
mas lo not torget tne Keystone sa
loon, 253fl Fifth avenue. It has a rec
ord of 35 years for giving- you the
largest quantity and best quality of
liquor for your money, and I am keep
ing up its reputation. Come and' see
me. J. G. Warner.
Today is the shortest of the winter
and of the year. It marks the period
of the winter solstice when the sun
apparently stops in its movement
southward and immediately begins
coming northward again. In a few-
weeks the increasing length of the
days will be noticed.
It is a well-known'fact that Simon
Lewis stock of wines and liquors is
the largest and finest in the tri-cities,
and as for prices, you can't lo better.
His goods and prices'are right," as his
daily increasing trade will show. Ke-
meiuber his offer of a bottle of fine
wine free with every dollar purchase
Instead of starting to walk against
the world's time record Christinas
night, as had been planned. Herman
Schnel will begin his feat at Fifth av
enue and 1 went y-sixt h street at
o'clock Thursday morning. As pre
viously announced, he will endeavor
to walk for 40 consecutive hours, the
best record being 'M1. hours. To at
tain the mark set for himself he will
have to walk till 10 o'clock Christmas
Henry Ward Beeeher said: "You can
get a large amount of truth into a
brief space." Unlike our competitors.
we don't use a column nt a page of
newspaper matter quoting prices to
confuse the public. We state our case
in a few words: "We are selling bet
ter and purer wines anil whiskies than
any house in the city." Yen will be
convinced by calling at lhe Em-El
store, across from the Harper house.
McCabe's special mention of special
before-Christmas prices: Twenty $3
silk umbrellas for $1.95. f2 $1.50 silk
umbrellas for S9 cents. A late pur-
hase of boys" $1.50 leather leggins for
9S cents. A bir lot ladies tine kid
gloves, very attractive for gifts. 95
cents. Kindergarten mixed eaudies
reduced to 7 cents a pound. Another
t of those ladies" white hemstitched
handkerchiefs. 1 cent; also children's
colored borders at a cent apiece. A
new lot of boys wool sweaters at
$1.45 and $1. Great reduction on bead
oins, fancy pillows and all kinds of
fancy work. Iots of money saved if
you act quickly.
Hershell Shippey, son of E. V. Ship-
pey, of tins city, was a passenger on
the steamer Argo. running between
Chicago and St. Joseph. Mich., when
he was caught in a terrific northwest
ale last Wednesday night. The
steamer was on her way to St. Jos-
ph, but when it seemed that she
would be lost if the course were held,
('apt. Albert Simmons brought her
ibi-ut and at 5 o'clock in the morn
ing she safely entered the ( lncago
harbor again. Whiten Shippey, a
brother of Hershell, had the misfor
tune to lose the index finger of his
right han I in an accident at the fac
tory of the Miller Ladder company.
h sen go. where lie is employed. ,
Special Mention or Cut I"rirn Good Until
Christmas or I'ntll the Gondii tare Sold.
$7.50 silver toilet sets, in case, for $5.
$1 sterling top glass tooth brush
K gers triple plate tea spoons, set
of six, 50c.
Child's sets, knife, fork and spoon,
good silver plate, in fancy box. 39c.
Sterling trimmed ebony combs, nail
brushes and buffers, 15c.
I!ig assortment solid silver knives,
forks and spoons, in best quality,
greatly reduced for quick clearance
Henry Ward I!echer Said:
"You can get a large amount of
truth into a brief space." Unlike our
competitors, we don't use a column or
a page of newspaper matter quoting
prices to confuse the public. We state
our case in a few words: "We are
selling better and purer wines and
whiskies than any house in the city."
You will In convinced by calling at
the EM-KL STOKE.
Across from the Harper House.
all the time The
Springfield is planning to dispose of
an automobile as a means of raising
funds with which to give the baseball
team a start next year.
Si TIT"! ti rfi il il I'lurii't nr " I ?i 1 1 1 r- 1,Tirjfr
who will be at third or short for the
locals next season, furnished food for
the joke man in a recent dealing with
Secretary Jones, of the Springfield as
sociation. King is spending the win
ter at Allegheny, Pa., and recently
wrote the secretary for some money
which was due him. ..tones wrote out
his personal check for the amount re
quired and forwarded it to King at
once. A few days later Jones receiv
ed a letter containing his cheek to
King with the following note written
on the back of the cheek: "Dear
Jones Send me a draft or certified
check, and quit trying to kid. Yours,
Announcement is made of the per
sonnel of the Des Moines team as it
will appear on the Western league
circuit next season. William Hotfer,
once the star t wirier of the thrice
champion Baltimore aggregation, is
manager and captain. He will head the
pitching staff and will retain three
others of the last year team, Morrison,
Cushman and Miller. The catchers
have not been chosen, Towne of last
year's team has been again signed for
first base. Shugart, also an ex-National
leaguer, will play short and
Durkee of the old team, or Gorman, a
youngster from St. Louis, will play
second. Hoffman. late of the Three-
Eye league, will play third, and for
the outfield the local veteran. Josh
Clarke, brother of the Pittsburg man
ager, will be- retained, as will also
Jimmy Cook of last year's team, who
played with the Chicago Nationals
early last season. McChesney and
Thomas, recent semi-professionals,
and Hoffman, late of Pittsburg, will
also be used in the outfield.
COULDN'T HOLD SKAKEL
Appellate Court IT.everes the Tti1gir),eat
lining Hi hi for Operating a Gam
Chicago, Dee. ITJ. William Skakel,
convicted in the criminal ourt in No
vembtr, IS! is, of violating the law pro
hibiting the use of machines or devices
for gambling purposes, has obtained a
reversal or the judgment in the ap
pellate court. Skakel's case, in many
resjKHts. is similar to that of Alex
ander Sullivan, recently released in a
habeas corpus proceeding before Judge
II paly. Gibbons and Uonore.
Skakel was admitted to bail July
?0, 1S07. and no further procpodinsis
were had until July 12. 1S!S. when he
appeared ami demanded a trial. He
was n. t tried until November. . 1 SOS.
and wan sentenced in April. ISO!), to
pay a tine of ."00. Skakel then sued
out a writ of error in the appellate
court. The appellate court held that
Skakel was entitled to be discharged
and that the lower court erred in com
pelling hiin to submit to a trial.
THEY PLEAD NOT GUILTY
All thr Kespoiulent in the Ilrllterv C"-
at Grand Kaphls, Kxrept Those
Grand Itapids, Mich., Dee. 22. In
the superior court all respondents in
the prosecutions for bribery ar.d con
spiracy (arising from Tuint K. Sals-
bury's confession of the attempt to put
through the Lake Michigan water
deal i. who had not previously con
fessed to their part in the ileal pleaded
not guilty. Jan. 11 was settled upon
is the day for beginning their trials.
iind it was ordered that the attorneys
or the various respondents should ar
range for the order of trial and report
orr Jan. 4. Those who were charged
with conspiracy demanded separate
trials. The informations filed in court
divulged the fact that seventeen wit
nesses are to be uspd by the prosecu
tion in the water deal cases.
Ijilmr I nloii Knjoi'netl.
Cincinnati, Dee. 22. The Huilding
Trades council and the Plumbers un
ion have been enjoined temporarily by
Judge Horea. of the supreme court,
from interfering with employes of the
Contractors association. The applica
tion grows out of an assault saitl to
have been made on E. M. Illack. fore
man, by five strikers, because Black,
who is also a stockholder in the com
pany, persisted in working on a con
tract. KxpcetT lie A fronted.
Des Moines, In.. Dee. 22. C. W.
Craves, whose wife was apparently
burned to death, says he expects to be
arrested on lhe charge of killing his
spemse. The coroner's jury and phy
sicl.fnH who examined the body believe
that life was extinct before it was set
on fire. Finger marks on the throat
'Indicated that the woman was choked
to death, ('raves has previously been
arrested for choking his wife.
Ship That Came In After All.
Los Angeles. Cal., Dee. 22. With
her fore topgallant mast carried away
the four-masted hark La P.ruyere,
which was practically given up as lost,
has arrived safely in iort with a ear
go of 1.700 tons of iron from Newcas-tle-on-Tyne.
England, three months
overdue. The La Hruyere sailed
from English port on the 10th of last
FireTtin.t a Human "Life.
Baltimore, Dee. 22. The dead body
of Andrew Burns, watchman at the
plant of the McShane company, man
ufacturers of brass and iron-,' the main
building of whleli was partly burned,
M-as found in the ruins later.
Bf)e Valnse of a Gift epea
Upon the Chrcter 0
By selecting your presents at
You take no chances of making any mistakes.
Whatever you select here, the styles are the lat
est, quality the best.
WHAT HE WOULD LIKE:
Seal Skin Caps, $5 to $15; other fur caps,
$5.50 to $6.50.
Smoking Jackets, the most beautiful selec
tion you ever saw, $3.50 to $12.
BatK and Lcrunging Robes, $3.50 to $10.
Mvifflers, everything that's new and nobby, Ox
fords; 50c to $1.50. The English square in
white,black and fancy, $1 to $3.50.
Sweater Muffler, 25c to 75c, largest selection
Gloves. More fine gloves shown here than in
any other 3 stores combined; kid and un
dressed kid, unlined, wool lined, silk and fur
lined, 50c to $10.
Neckwear, all the hew wrinkles in rich colorings,
puff, ascots, 4-in-hands, string and bows,
25c to $2.
Handkerchiefs, silk, linen and lawn, white and
fancy, all initials.
A Word of 15he
XY0XE ' un acquainted icitli our book store is woefully lacking
in Chrijkfma Knotejledjse. Been shelf, table and
counter should be familiar to even holiday trader, for they arc
most fertile in Christmas suggestion
ing of valuable presents at little cost.
FOR. LOVERS OF BEAUTIFUL
BOOKS inexpensive for the
Not the Trashy, Flirasy
books that old plates and
cheap paper produce, and
which allow ot' ridiculously little prices, but Rood printing on
good paper, handsomely illustrated, well bound in neat, refined
style and for as little cost as worthy books can be made.
!3i,o CraLiftpton . Co.,
1719 Second Aveiwie, R.ock Island.
MBS. F. L. SPIER WRITES A
LETTER TO HER ATT0RN1 Y
H. M. ohriviT, who WfiMiU(l Mrs.
F. L. Spii'r at her rt'eout hvariiijr in
MarM rati . A. Jr hiisms court, iir
which she was acquitted of a charge
of obtaining- money under false pre
tense.--, h;is a letter fr:m liis client at
( liici: jri:. in which she st.-ites she h;?:l
just learned that another information
for the (same alleired offens-e had been
Hied iijjainst her lv State's Attorney
II. A. Weld.
She chiiins the first intimation she
had of this action canie in a Wtter
from her assistant, Miss ilolstciu, who
is still at the Harper. Mrs. Spier states
that-she is anxious to remain t hrouph
Christinas with her mother, who is ill,
but if it is necessary for her to come
at once she will do so and remain all
winter, or as h.nif as it requires for
her to convince the people of the com
munity that she has been guiltless of
any wroilg doings