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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1904.
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OPEN GRAVE OF
Vitals to be Analyzed for Traces
of Strychnine Poison
ing. UNABLE TO LOCATE BOTTLE
Said to Have Been Thrown Into
Vault on Premises Feeling
In the Village.
It will be some days before the au
thorities will know whether Joseph
Johnston, the retired farmer of Rey
no.as, came to his death as a result
of strychnine poisoning, as his rela
tives and others in tae village believe
The body was disinterred this morn
ins at the village cemetery by Consta
61e Charles Snow, under the direction
of Coroner L. V. Eckhart. and removed
to the Freytag undertaking rooms
wnere an autopsy was performed by
Drs. . H. Ludewig and C. T. Foster,
jf this city, who accompanied the cor
oner and Sheriff V. G. Heider to the
The remains bad reached an advan
?ed state of decomposition, havin;
been buried for six weeks, but th
surgeons state that if po:non was tak
.n into the stomach it will be detected
at the analytical examination of the
vitals that Is to be entrusted to Frank
N'adlor, the Davenport chemist. The
brains, heart, liver, kidneys and other
'jT the vitals were removed and placed
I'oioon Hot tie ol Fount!,
ine coroner and sheriff, with the
aid of Constable Snow, searched the
Johnston premises for the bottle con
raining strychnine that was said to
have been thrown in a vault by tho
wife of the deceased, but they could
not locate It. Mrs. Johnston at pres
ent is visiting with a brother in Ne
braska, having taken her adopted
daughter with her. The daughter is
1 i years of age. She was taken from
a wans Dome in New York City. The
jonnstons never had a child born to
iue tjoupie naa niaae an arrange
ments to leave for California to spend
the winter when the husband died. His
nealth had been poorly for years, and
he had been advised that the soothing
climate of California mieht benefit
him; at any rate he would escape the
cold weather of this section, which had
a tendency to aggravate his ailments
iuT i-iia-i ui uicii we-re rneuniatisni
and kidney trouble. Mr. Johnston
waiKoawitn tne aid of two canes. He
could not dress himself without the
help of his wife. He took a great
quantity of medicine of different var
ieties. and it is said after the funeral
mat nts wire cleared the house of
probably one hundred bottles, which
were dumped into the vault.
Wife lone With m,.
Mr. Johnston was GS years of age
His wife is 10 years younger. He was
in nis usual nealth when he was sud
denly seized with convulsions at tHe
breakfast table. He had drunk about
half his cup of coffee. Only he and
his wife were in the house at the time
The daughter had been sent to the
depot on an errand by Mrs. Johnston.
Mr. Johnston had four of the convul
(ion. He tried to speak to the doctor
and the neighbors that had been called
n before he died, but was unable to
titter an intelligible word.
I'gly rumors began to spread after
he funeral implicating the wife of the
dead man. and feeling has run high
against her. While there are those
in the village who dofend her they are
few compared to those who po!nt the
ringer of suspicion at her. Johnston
eiieved he was in comfortable circum
stances before he died. He had beea
a successful farmer, and retired to t:
village 10 ye-ars ago to spend his re
maining days in ease. He had en
trusted all his business affairs to hi3
Poor Man at Ilia Heath.
His relative's say they supposed he
iad a fat bank account in addition to
lis handsome homo in the village. Af-
rr his death it was learned that there
was not a dol.ar to his credit m the
jauk. and the property was mortgaged
o its full valuation. Besides Mrs.
Johnston had borrowed several thous
and dollars on her personal note. It
s believed she took along at least $10,-
when she left Reynolds.
laqnewl Attjonraa for Ten Itaja.
The jury that was impaneled by the
oroner to determine the cause of
leath. after viewing the remains, ad
journed for 10 days, by which date it is
speted that the result of the analysis
will be known. The Jury is composed
L. R. Blackman. foreman: O. I.
Bruner. William Stanley. Jacob Car
penter. R. P. Wait. H. C. Wheaton.
BODY IS STILL UNIDENTIFIED
Remains of Unknown Suicide at Knox
Tbc man who was found dead east
of Milan yesterday has not been iden-
ifiod yet. and the body is still held at
tha Knox undertaking establishment.
There have been a large number of the
residents of Milan and that vicinity
who Lave examined the body, and
whi!e many recognize the features as
those of a person whtm .they have
DiMin frnniiiinllv w. s-knj n . -
jt-iu buic iu uiscuwr me man s name.
Davenport authorities were called to
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examine the body, but could throw no
light oa the case.
NO ARBITRATORS TO
SETTLE BARBERS' CASE
Bosses Attend Open Meeting of Union
Which Votes to Stand by Orig
At an open meeting of the barbers'
union of the city last evening, the boss
barbers who recently had difficulties
over the opening hour rule of the un
ion were present. The matter was
thoroughly discussed, and the proposi
tion returned to the union for action,
the arbitration board having failed to
select a third man to act in the
matter. The union decided to stand
by its original order, and to continue
the rule for the 8 o'clock opening. No
action has been taken as yet by the
proprietors who originally opposed
th"s order. The shops have been com
plying witlrthe rule since the agree
ment to arbitrate was reached. It is
believed the matter will be finally dis
posed of at the regular meeting of the
union the latter part of the month.
This is the journeymen's side of the
story. The bosses decline to discuss
the situation from their standpoint.
A YOUNG COUPLE SURPRISED
Endeavorers Have a Housewarming at
Home of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Skinner.
Members of the Christian Endeavor
society of Christian Memorial church
last evening held a housewarming at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Skin
ner. S30 Fifteenth street, who were
held in ignorance of the event until
the merry crowd of young folks
swooped down upon them, taking com
plete possession of the house. 'Mr. and
Mrs. Skinner both are officers of the
endeavor society, and this was the
first call they received from members
of that organization since their mar
riage one month ago. There were 50
guests. Edibles were brought along,
and at a seasonable hour refreshments
wore served. The evening was most
THREATENS TO KILL HIS WIFE
Mrs. George A. Boles, of Moline, Be
gins Suit For Divorce.
fieorge A. Boles, of Moline. sen
tenced Nov. 1 to 30 days in the county
jail for threatening to kill his wife
with a shot gun at their home, is de
fendant in a suit for divorce that has
been commenced in the circuit court
by the wife through her attorney, H.
A. Weld. Cruelty Is the grounds on
which the separation is asked. There
are two children; William S., 25 years
of age. and Earl. 19. Mrs. Boles asks
that B"0es be enjoined from molesting
her during he pendency of the pro
ceeding. PERSONAL rOINTS.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Andrews left this
m iming for a weeks' visit at Peoria,
Mr. and Mrs. I a. D. Metzgar left this
morning to spent two weeks with rela
tive's at Albany, N. Y.
Mrs. F. H. Young, of Springfield.
Mass.. has returned to her home after
a visit of a few weeks m Koclt Island.
Mr. and Mrs. IJ. E. DelenJ. after a
short visit with Rock Island relatives
have returned to their home at Peoria.
H. J. Mandell departed last even
ing for Bpnngneid, iMo., wnere ne is
engaged in the electric wiring of a new
Bert W. Staumbeck is visiting rel
atives in the city. lie is employed as
timekeeper with a railway construction
company in the Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thresher, of
Giidley, Cal., are here on a visit to
Mrs. Thresher's father, Charles Pfoh
They will remain In the city until af
ter the holidays.
Mrs. A. I I-een and son Harry de
parted for St. Louis last evening, after
a short visit here. They will attend
the exposition before returning to their
home at Washington. Ia.
Mrs. L. G. Henry and daughter Thel
ma. accompanied by Mrs. Louis Craw
ford, of Davenport, will start today for
San Anatonio. Tex., where Mrs. Henry
expe-cts to spend the winter.
H. M. Sloan, chief clerk of the comp
troller's office of the Rock Island at
Chicago, with his assistant, J. L. John
ston, are in the city checking up the
accounts of the company's ticket of
Mrs. W. C. Bennett, of Moline, anl
Miss Dina Ramser, of Rock Island, are
in Rockford, whe-re tbey are attending
the conference of state charities as del
egates from the Bethany home of this
The executive committee of the Na
ional Camp Clerks association of the
Modern Woodmen is in session at the
head office. The committee is compos
ed of W. T. Copeland. of Lima. O..
T. Gelst. of Joliet. 111. Frank G. Norl
ing. of Kansas City, Mo., C. T. Riepen.
of Omaha. Neb., and W. E. Unland. of
TRIAL OF STROPES IS BEGUN
Jury Selected to Determ'e Merit of
Gertrude Baker's Charges.
A jury was impanelled in the county
court this morning to try Leonard
St ropes, of Edgington. on a charge of
bastardy preferred by Miss Gertrude
Baker, a resident of the same town
ship. The taking of evidence was be-
eun this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
first witness was the father of the com-
plainant. Miss Baker is in the court!
room accompanied by the child that
she alleges Stropes is the father of.
H. A. W'eld's state's attorney, is pros
ecuting, and H. M. McCaskrin appears
for Stropes. The court room is filled
JACK THE HUGGER
SEEN IN THE CITY
Mysterious Individual Has Been
Frightening Ladies in
Parts of Town.
IN EVIDENCE LAST NIGHT
Pursued Two Women Several Blocks
Other Instances Have
Very recently there seems to have
been throughout the country an influx
of characters locally termed "Jack the
Hugger." Such a character has for
some weeks been causing trouble in
some of the outlying districts in Mo
line, one appeared in Davenport, one
has been seen in Waterloo, Iowa, and
now Rock Island ladies have reported
the antics of a man In the hill dis
Last evening about S o'clock two
young ladies were walking along Sev
enth avenue. They noticed a man
peering into a window of a residence
which they passed. They naid little
attention to the incident at the mo
ment, but when they turned a corner
a short distance away, they were start
led to notice the stranger hurrying af
ter them. They increased their speed.
and made another turn. The man fol
lowed, and the ladies, thoroughly
frightened, started to run. They turn
ed, and discovered that the man was
also running. They ran for a block or
more, but as their follower was gain
ing on them, they took refuge in the
home of an acquaintance near at hand.
At different times reports have been
made of a man wanderinsr about In
scant clothing, and women have been
greatly startled to suddenly find sucii
a person confronting them. The re
ports have not been made to the no
nce, as the ladies feared publicity.
Dtlllcult to Locate.
The police are greatly handicannd
in their attempt to apprehend such a
person, ror by the time the report has
been made to the office, and a man snf
to locate him, he is in other parts be
The offender is reported to have lrtn
even bolder in some instances, ami to
nave earned the title of "the hiiewr
oy grasping his victims about the
waist, and before they could
ouicry, getting out of sight.
CITY OF WINONA GOES SOUTH
Takes Cargo of Potatoes and Onions
win De Back in Spring.
The steamer City of Winona denart
ed yesterday afternoon for the south,
vun a uig cargo of potatoes, onions,
and like produce from Rock Islam) anri
Scott counties. Most of the cargo is
to te sold at Vicksburg and Natchez
After disposing of her careo the steam.
er will go on the ways at Paducah.
ivy., where the J. S. now is. She will
be given a thorough overhauling, and
will then go into commission on the
lower river in the packet business. The
officers of the Acme Packet company
owners of the steamer, state nositive
iy that the steamer will resume the
Clinton-Rock Island packet, business
next summer, and that the vouthern
business is being taken just to fill in
the winter months.
Capt. John Streckfus is in charge of
tne steamer, and among those on board
are Capt. D. W. Wisherd and wife
Rock Island. Joseph Streckfus, Rock
island. Capt. E. J. Lancaster, LeClaire
and Capt. R. H. Trombley. Dubuoue
Capt. and Mrs. Wisherd will remain
with the boat for three weeks when
they will return home. Cant. Trom
bley will go as far as St. Louis, and
t.apt. Lancaster wiil remain in the
south and act as a pilot on the south
ern packet lines.
TIE THE CHESS CHAMPION
H. A. Weld and Dr. Schoemaker Make
Good Showing in Davenport
There was a gathering of the chess
enthusiasts of the tri-cities ar sur
rounding towns in Davenport last even
ing. American Champion Frank J
Marshal, of New York, was there and
played at the same time 22 games with
local experts. Of these he won 19 and
tied three, the tones whom he lailed
to defeat being State's Attorney H. A:
Weld, and Dr. William . Sschoemak-
er, of thi3 city, and Mr. Streed of
Cambridge. Mr. Marshall goes from
here to Memphis.
TO ARBITRATE MINE TROUBLE
Meeting of Mediators in Sherrard
Trouble Began at Harper.
A meeting of the board of arbitra
tion, appointed to settle the differ
ences be-tween the Coal Valley Mining
company and the mine workers, is be
ing held at the Harper house beginning
at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The first
business to be taken up by the board
will be the selection of a fifth member
to serve with them. The four mem
bers of the board are: W. Smith,
Springfield, member of the state exec
utive board, U. M. U. of A., and J. Mc
Donald, Oglesby. member of U. M. U;
of A, representing the mine workers.
and R. Russell, Danville, deputy com
missioner of the owners' association,
and Charles Shulc-r, Davenport, of the
Empire Coal company, representing
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The degree Bachelor of Account is granted to those who com
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The attendance is already unusualK- lare. The local n( leiidnuee
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