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THE JLKttJ WEDNESDAY, ITEBRUABY 24, 1904.
DEFENSE IS BEGUN
More Witnesses to Shooting That
Resulted in Death of
'GO 'WAY AND LET HE ALONE'
Remark One of Men Was Heard to
Make After Second Shot
War Declared on
we have detekmined to give the people
of this vicinity an oppoutuxity to see what
low pkices keally auk. look at these hot
Sifted Japan Tea,
per lb ,
Good Laundry Soap,
O New 'Phone, 5211.
Jitimford Paking Pow
der, 1 lb; can
Three cans of Corn
Three cans of Tomatoes'
. Three cans of
Pest patent Flour,
Canned I Sects,
10c can '
Cll SEVENTEENTH STKEET.
Old 'Phone, 211 Union J(
Charles Lnkin was the first witness
for the defense to be heard in the
rind ley murder trial in the circuit
court tins morning, ne, in company
with.C. W. Whalley, had an engage
ment at the Moline Industrial home,
where there was a dance in progress.
on the Saturday night of the shoot
in. He arrived at the liall between
12. and 1 o'clock, and was standing on
the east side of the building when a
in u fried shot was; heard m the instance,
the report coining from the north
Then there was a second shot tired.
which was more plain than the pre
viotis one. and three nun, running
south on Fourteenth, street, came into
view. At CUman's saloon, at Fifth
avenue, there was another 'shot, and
one of the trio disappeared, the two
win; were closest tog-ether continuing
-south to the alley at th
industrial home, when there was a
fourth .-hot fired. The witness did
not recognize the men. When the lat
tcr were crossing Fifth avenue wit
m-ss noticed that the second one was
partlv bent over. Whallev corrobora
ted Lakin's testimony.
Another Kje YFltnefta.
1- re J .Jenkin.-cn, a Moline painter,
was across the street from Decker's
saloon when the lirst shot was fired.
lie was walking west on Fourth ave
nue in his way home. in passing
Decker's he saw four men emerge
through a side door. They were hav
ing an animated conversation, but
whether they were quarreling he
cotikl not say. He paused to watch
the proceedings, and probably five
minutes passed before he heard the
second shot the first on the outside
of the saloon.
two of the men started to run
south, and when they reached th1
middle of the block the gun was fired
again, the flash from the pistol being
vi.-ible to witness. Then he heard one
cf the men sav: "Go awav, or "stay
avvav. anil let me alone. Who maue
the remark he could not state. Th1
men were stili running when they
disappeared from ins view in the dark
r.css at the rear of the Industrial
home, where stiil another shot was
fired. .lenkinson then went home. He
testified that he was acquainted with
Pradlev. but not with Fir.dlev.
II. ! . Knox, cx-mavor cf tins citv.
was next called by the defense, an.l
testified that he had known Findley
tor is vears. nu:i knew inm to lie a
ence:ii!e and law-abiding citizen
prior to the occurrence of March i
Findley went on the stand to te.-ti-
fv in his own behalf at .'! o'clock this
State ICHts Ita Cane.
The prosecution rested at 5 o'clock
esterday afternoon wit li the offering
his knowledge, had seen the man be
fore that nieht. He described his as
sailant as a man of heavy -ouild with
a dark mustache. Findley is of medi
um build and has a car mustache
Bradley stated he did net know .o;
cph reeley. He vas aione in his pur
suit of the man who had done the
shooting. Feeley testified ifonday
that he had teen acquainted with
I?rarilev 10 years. Slight inaccuracies
between the transcript furnished the
Mate's attorney and the notes of the
court reporter were pointed out lv
council fi r the defense, and a reces
was taken to allow- Mr. Blakemore to
take a fresh typewritten draft from
his shorthand notes.
Edward Wnhl?trand ami William An
derson were on the stand to testify
to having seen two men running on the
sidewalk at the east side cf the In
dustrial home on the night of the
murder. It is supposed these men were
Bradley and Findley. but witnesses did
not. know them. They dil not see
either one place a revolver on a win
dow sill of the building.
STJIT FOR DIVORCE FILED
AGAINST F. H. HIGGINS
Floyd H. Higgins. who ;s serving
sentence in the county jail for adul
tery, is made defenJant in a suit for
Mvorce hied by his wife. .Mary A. Hi
gin, to whom he was 'married at Dav
enport -pril -i.i, lyuu. .iney have one
rear of the child, Floyd II., aged 2'' years. Hie
complainant names reart smith as
The following panel of petit jurors
to report in the circuit court next
Monday, has been drawn:
Black Hawk Uus. Danielson.
Bowling .James McCaw, .lames B
Buffalo Prairie O. J. Bull.
Coe Herman Schwennecker. Jacob
Ileiwerts, William W. Donahoo.
Canoe Creek John Borkword.
Cordova W. B. Nay lor.
Hampti n C. P.
;sikes, John Hason.
Moline Phil Keene. John Slimline,
James Elliott. O. H. Wood vat t. C. T
Natt, Charles L. Nelson. Dan Grady,
Al. Johnson. J. W. Hunter, Charles
Holstine, Gust. E. Anderson.
Bock Island O. II. Stewart. J. F
Kirkman. E. P. Haumhach. John Beat-
ty. G. II. Hull. O. J. Brein. W. T. Ban
sin. Otto Hiiber, G.J .. Bromley
on. Otto liuber. G. A. Bromley.
Kurnl F. XV. Wilson, James Wal
Sooth Moline Magnus Jensen
South Bock Island E. C. Alexan
.uma Kawarcl t ox, frank C romp-
J. L. Haas is in Peoria n business.
Mrs. "J, H. Toskii' an jtfda tighter I.u-
cie are visiting i it Chicago.
W. P. Walker returned to his home
in Peoria after spending several days
evidence of the a nte-inortem. j-taf'e-
meiit of Prac.icy taken at the .Moline
it v hospital an hour before dissolu-
I'Mi. 1 he defense objected to its ad
mission, but was overruled, the court
ing similarly on motions of the de-
fense to eomnd the state to call a wit
ness who had testified before the cor-;
finers jury, and who. it was repre
sented, was an eye witness, and ail- jj j
-Mrs. C. L. Walker ami daughter Ma-
nam an.! Miss .Mary Dailey have gone
for a sojourn of six week.-, in California.
Mrs. John Clueii, of Des Moines, is
visiting at the home of Jir. and .Mrs.
John Shuey. 2'.)4ti Fifth avenue. Thirty-six
years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cluen
reside. I in Bock Island."
Maj. and Mrs. C. W. Hawes left last
evening for Ivxeclsior Springs, .Mo.,
where they will remain for a month.
if tcr which Ihwy wiil take a trip fur
Question to be Determined by
Republican County Com
L0WDEN-YATES BATTLE FIERCE
Former Has Moline Itock Island
Contested Ground Prom
of Men's Blscck and
Blvie fine splits worth
up to $18 for
69 sviits in
lots, and if yovir size
is in the lot just as
good as if we had l
hundred of a kind.
Window fvill of them
only SI0 per suit.
iTHEVmi iwnw us
ROCK ISLAND ILL
titer to have the jury inst ructed . t o
turn a verdiet finding the defendant
not guilty. The dying statement of
Bradley was taken in shorthand at
his bedside by H. D. Biakeniore. the
court reporter, in the presence of
State's Attorney II. A. Weld, by whom
Bradley was interrogated. Chief of
Police Ed Ivittilsen ami Miss Margaret
IJo.-eborough. the nurse. It differs ma
terially from the version of Joseph
Feeley, the only eye witness offered
by the prosecution, an I who was a
r hortlistanee behind the unfortunate
man when he received the fatal bul
let wound. Bradley stated he was
employed in Davenport ami every Sat
urday evening would come to Moline
to look after affairs in connection with
the military organization (presumably
the Naval Ucserve.-) with which he
was officially identified. He had sup
per at a Moline restaurant, then went
to theVTiirncr hall to see if there was
a dance there. There was not. and he
made call at different places in the
city, but had not been in Decker's sa
loon until after the first shooting had
occurred. When nearby be heard two
di.-tinct revolver shots. In going into
the saloon he pased a strange man
standing leading against a gate or
ft-nee. He inquired of Iccker who had
in-eii causing the excitement and was
told the man had gone outride.
Di1 Not Know Findley.
Bradley did not know lrm. and be
fore he got close enough to him to gt
a good look at him !je was fired on.
but was not hit. The man with the
gun then turned and ran south on
Fourteenth street, with Bradley in
pursuit. Perhaps a moment eni;e!
when the strarger turned t n Bradley
and tired again. This bullet is the one
Bradley stpted took effect. Despite
he was wounded Bradley continued
after his assailant, and caught up with
him in the allj'y at the north end of
the Inlustrial Home building on Fifth
avenue. He giappled with him and
endeavored to wrest the rev lver from
him. but had lost practically all his
strength, and the man got lov -from
him. Bradley then called for the pa
trol an ! ambulance. He said he tliJ
C0MEGYS IS NAMED
AS BURLINGTON SURGEON
Dr. J. 1. Cumegys received official
advices this morning of his appoint
ment as local surgeon for the Burling
ton road. The office is the c ue for so
many years held by the late Dr. t al-
in Truesdale. and bears an important
relation to the company's interests in
this community. In view of this fact
Dr. Ccmegys is receiving the well de
served congratulations of his friends
on his appointment.
OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN BY
SIBONEY CAMP FOR YEAR
Siboney Bay post. Spa nish-Aineri-can
War Veterans, at a meeting held
last evening at the Armory, "elected
the following officers for the year:
Commander E. V. ILimser.
Senior Vice C nimar.'.Icr E. II. Dun
Junior Vic.? Commander Ilobert
Quartermaster Georire. Flood.
Adjutant C. B. Goble.
Officer of the Day S. .W. P.owlby.
Officer of the Guard Ben Koch.
Chaplain Arthur Graham.
It was arranged to hold a smoker
anl bean supper at Memorial hall on
the evening of March 3. to which the
members of all local military organi
zations will be invited an 1 made ac
quainted with the plans for' the enter
tainment of the state encampment of
the Spanih-Amerit an War Veterans,
to be held here in June, and in which
their cooperation will he asked.
Fr Trip to the World' Flr.
Every student who enters Brown"
from now until March ir, eligible in
the contest for free tris to the
world's fair. Write for particulars.
W. I BEAD. Principal.
Chanilerlain"s Stomach and Liver
TahTet.. A new remedy for stomach
troubles, biliousness and constipation,
and a good one. Price. 23 cents. For
not know John Findley and never, to 'sale by all druggists
W"hether there is to be one or two
county conventions is the all-impor
tant question to be determined by the
republican county central conne.it tee
at its meeting called at the Harper
house at 11 o'clock tomorrow morn
1 lie country members are tinder
stocd to favor holding but one, and
they will rule unless the aspirants for
place on the county ticket who have
gotten into the running late an J have
not had time to lay their wires bring
to bear sufficient pressure to induce
an opposite decision.
t.ut the county ticket is of insig
nifiennt importance compared to the
gubernatorial indorsement. The bat
tie is on in earnest between the Yates
and Sherman-Lowden factions for
control. It is conceded that Lowden
has captured Mediae, and Bock Island
will be the contested territory from
now until the convention.
Sherman With Ixiwcfen.
There is some Deneen sentiment
but not enough to worry either of the
two contending factions. Sherman os
tensibly is playing a lone hand, but
the information from the inside is
that he has agreed to deliver Lowden
when the state convention is reached
Hence the fight in Bock Island coun
ty practically has narrowed down to
i ates and Lowden.
The former has the support of hi
appointees and such of their friends
as they can rally about thorn. Biilv
Baker and Jimmie MeGarvev are here
from Peoria and Springfield, where
they hold down state jobs, uniting
with the home guards, the latter in
eluding Col. C. L. Walker. Senator L.
S. McCain H. A. J. McDonald C. J.
Searie, B. F. Knox, et al. Baker and
MeGarvey are charged with deliverinj.
the delegates from the First and Sec
ond' wards, an l the other sections of
the city have been apportioned among
the other leaders.
They have been sitting up nights of
late planning the campaign, but the
Lowden forces have been keeping
close on their trail. The city admin
istration, led by Mayor McConochir
and t met .Miner, is playing a' promi
nent part in the contest against th
tales crowd, and the done from the
ity hall is that Lowden will have the
majority if not the whole of the Bock
Island county delegation.
Ma Kill's Neat Coup.
The Swedish-American club, of Mo-
line, has announced a banouet March
The plan was to have Yates for
:ne of the speakers in an effort to
hange the drift of sentiment in Mo-
me. but the tine Italian hand of l.ar-
y Magill. who wants to go hack to
the letrishit lire, appeared and defeated
the program by having the senatorial
convention called March 10. thereby
forcing the central committee to have
the county convention in advance of
the Moline banquet. So Yates can
come now and shoot his fireworks, but
it will not count anything in his fa
vor. A man. who is keeping his hands off
all factions. and is pursuing the even
tenor of his way. is M. M. Sturgeon,
who is a Bock Island candidate for
second election as a member of the
state board of equalization on the
congressional ticket. Mr. Sturgeon's
only opponent from this county, so
far as known, is G. L. Peterson, of
This is the time of year to
select shirts. Our advance
styles are in stock. Soft
bosoms in all the new ef
fects. See Our $!, $1.50 aid $1.75
It will surprise you to see
what hobby shirts are on
sale at 50c. All new goods.
S0MME&S . LA VELLE
1S04 Second Avenue, Bock Island.
Xow is tho time the
lookiiijur around for
Up-to-Date Wall Decorations
at Moderate Price
o, . Every economical buyer looks before
purchasing. Don't fail to s e our line
j antl make a memorandum of our prices.
8 We know we can save you money on
1 Wall Paper, Mouldings,
I Paints, Oils and Brushes.
0 "That's All." Let Us Figure On Your PaJnting
o : - ' " '
1 THE MODERN,
I S'S. W. B. Kilmer, Prop.
Walker Wbitmide Here Saturday.
Walker Whiteside will again produce
"We Are King," by Lieut. Gordon
Kean. of Kngland, in this city, Satur
day, matinee and evening. Mr. White
side accepted the play last May after
reading the first act and the scenario
of the second and third acts, and
agreed to produce it this season in
conjunction with his repertoire, of
Shakespearean plays. After reading
the play in its complete form he was
s. nvioh pleaserl with it that he has
decided to produce nothing else dur
ing his entire toiir. In this new com
edy Mr. Whiteside fil ivs a dual role,
and he has to make the change from
one character to the other in five see
onrls. As this change is complete
from head to foot he requires the
services of six men working simulta
neously to as.-ist him. antl 10 dupli
cate costumes are necessary to com
plete the illusion. This is a far more
difficult change than that made in
"The Prioner of Zenda" and the
changes in "The Corsica n Profilers"
are comparatively easy.
An K.rly Rber-
A strong, healthy, active constitu
tion depends largely on the condition
of the liver. The famous little pills
known as De Witt's Little Early Uisers
not only cleanse the system, but they
strengthen the action of the liver and
rebuild the tissues supporting; that or
gan, little Early Kisers are easy to
act, they never gripe, and yet they
are absolutel certain to produce re
sults that are satisfactory in all cases..
Sold by all druggists.'
Have von a full, heavy, mean fueling
in your stomach after eating, feel
lazy, tired and weak? Holliters IJok.v
Mountain Tea will make you well,
keep you wc.il. cents. T. II. Thom
yoi: will dmi.ighted py oi k selection's ok
. kaul.v spuing millin'euy. while we a 15 e show
ing a nt.mp.ei: of stcn'ntn'g p.lack hats in all
the matei5jals, we want to call special at
TENTION to on: coi.oifLj) hats, made of the
XAUh'OW PLAID P.iJAll), TOl'CHED I P WITH A HIT OF
FLAME I5F.D. YOC CAN'T IMAGINE ANYTHING
SMA15TEK OK NEW E!5 THAN THESE STKEET HATS.
Brandenburg Millineiy Store,
Corner Twentieth' St. and Fourth Ave.
As Long as You Live
You'll Need Money.
That's a certainty. Better save some
thing now for your old age. Deposits
from 81 up accepted at 4 per cent Interest
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Tha.fs the place to get a. good Cigar.
We sell all the Daily and Sunday Papers.
Magazines and I'fcriodicala on sale as hoon
as published. Give us a trial.
Hildebrndt & Cash.
You Know T5Je Boys.