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THE AKGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1005-
FILL MURDER JURY
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Begin TaVing Testimony in The
Trial of Henry Ver-
WILL OCCUPY SEVERAL DAYS
Mary Johnston's Case to
Called Next Week in all
The jury that will pass on the guilt
of Henry Vermeesch on the charge
of murdering John O'Connor in a sa
loon in East Moline last fali was com
pleted at noon today in the circuit
court. It Is composed as follows:
Thomas Armstrong, laborer. Rock
Conrad Miller, farmer, Buffalo Prai
rie. . Frank Wbeelock. teamster, Moline.
Elmer E. Simpson, farmer, Anda
lusia. Oscar Carlson, carpenter. Rock Isl
and. Swan Dahlberg. wheelwright, Mo
line. Charles Brandelle. teamster. South
John Cahill. molder. Rock Island.
George Jones, real estate dealer.
C. A. Johnson, painter, Rock Isl
and. C. B. Winters, express agent, Rock
Taking of testimony was commenc
ed on the finishing of the opening
statement to the jury this afternoon.
The trial will occupy at least four
day&. Judge Gest announced that no
motions "would be heard tomorrow
Johnatoo Trial Ml Wrrk.
The trial of Mrs. Mary Johnston,
of Reynolds, indicted for the alleged
murder of her husband, Joseph John
ston, by the administering of strych
nine, will follow that of Vermeesch.
Her case will be reached likely by
Wednesday. This promises to be one
of the most strenuously fought trials
ever held in the circuit court of this
county Mrs. Johnston, who is out on
bail, has not yet entered her plea to
the indictment found against h-r by
the grand Jury, but her appearance
hi court to conform to this formality
Judge Gest is withholding his decis
ion on the motion made in her behalf
for the quashing of her indictment.
HAVE MID-WEEK SABBATH
Great Good Coming From Revival in
Progress at Milan.
Milan. Feb. 21 One Sabbatirmliiie
week may be too many for those who
have forgotten God, but there are
many in this community who shall
ever be thankful for the mid-week Sab
bath that has just brought a great
blessing to the many who observed it
as a unique day of gid things in the
revival that is in daily progress at
Milan. In the forenoon at It) o'clock
a good audience greeted Dr Wiley, the
presiding eider of this district, who
gave one of the sweetest and tender
est messages from God's word and
then in the afternoon at 2:30 at the
call for worship again the people came
together to hear a most powerful
spiritual trumpet call by Evangelist
Chester Rirch, who has shown him
self to be led by God in all his work
and therefore to be a master in read
ing the spiritual thermometer, of a
community and in having the most
appropriate message for the hour.
ARE SEVEN CONVERSIONS
At Christian Mtcnorial Church Reviv
al Last Evening
There were seven conversions at
the revival at the Memorial Christian
church last evening. It was one of
the biggest meetings of the series.
The house was filled and many stood
throughout the ceremonies. Aside
form the powerful sermon preached
by Evangelist Ioekhart there were
two numbers by the Y. M. C. A. chor
us and a solo by Miss J. Alma Holt,
all of which were greatly appreciated.
This evening Rev. Ickhart's topic
will be "That For Which the Chris
tian Church Stands." Mr. Garmong
will sing "Ninety and Nine." which
will be illustrated by 10 stereopticon
A Touching Story,
is the saving from death, of the baby
girl of George A. Eyler. Cumberland,
Md. He writes: "At the age of 11
months, our little girl was in declining
health, with serious throat trouble,
and two physicians gave her up. We
were almost in despair, when we re
solved to try Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds. The first bottle gave relief;
after taking four bottles she was
cured, and is now in perfect health.
Never fails to relieve and cure a cough
or cold. At Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
store. 50 cents and $1 guaranteed
Trial bottle free.
The Sunshine of Spring.
The salve that cures without a scar
is DeWtit's Witch Hazel Salve. Cuts
burns, boils, bruises and piles disap
pear before the use of this salve as
snow before the sunshine of spring
Miss H. M. Middleton. Thebes. 111..
?nys: I was seriously afSictod with
a fever sore than cs very palr.ful.
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cured me
in less than a week." Get the gem
uine. Sold by all druggists.
The verdict in the contest brought
by Hon. George A. CVxke mgain&t
Hon. G. W. McCaskrin for the Thirty
third senatorial district minority seat
in the Illinois house of representatives
will be known, in all likelihood, Wed
nesday cf the coming week. A, spe
cial telegram from the capital appear
ing in The Argus of last evening stat
ed that the subcommittee would re
port its finding to the house commit
tee on elections Tuesday. Hon. Wil
liam McEniry, who represents the
contestant, arrived home from Spring
field last evening. He stated that the
general committee would not require
longer than a day for the considera
tion of the report of the subcommit
tee, unless something unforseen
should intervene to occasion a delay.
He said that the subcommittee had
thrown out all the oral testimony that
had been offered by witnesses sub
poenaed from Rock Island and Mo
line. and he was of the belief that the
count, in pursuance of the ruling on
cumulutive voting rendered by Attor
ney General W. T. Stead would be ad
hered to. He would not be surprised
if there should be a minority report
submitted to the house, and a debate
might follow in which both litigants
might be accorded an opportunity to
air their personal views, but he had
no doubt as to the final outcome being
in favor of his client.
Mrs. William McEniry and her
daughter Catharine leave tomorrow
morning for New Orleans to attend the
wedding of Mrs. McEniry's brother.
James Carey, and Miss Sullivan, to be
celebrated March 1.
Col. S. E. Blunt, in command at thi
Rock Island arsenal, left Wednesday
for an extended vacation in southern
California and intends to be absent
until the early part of April. In Cali
fornia he will join his wife and daugh
ter, who are now there. This will make
the first extended vacation that Col.
Blunt has taken from his duties for the
past 31 years, and the trip will be lou
bly appreciated on this account. Dur
ing his absence Maj. J. W. Banet will
be in command at the post.
Abe Rosenfield, of Chicago, i.s in the
city. He comes in search of new ma
terial to spring on the unsuspecting
Chicagoan at a minstrel performance
in which he is to be a headllner. Abe
says that everything in Chicago is old.
The jukesmiths there are working over
time. He has found that they have
grown so wise there that it is hard
nowadays to find u man who will bite
on the gag of seeing the Masonic tem
ple turn around. He has seen it and
also has been shown the hole in the
FOLLOWS MOTHER IN DEATH
Muscatine Young Woman Succumbs to
Shock Over Parent's Demise.
At Fairport, a village a few miles
below Buffalo on the Iowa side of the
river, yesterday morning, occurred the
death of Mrs. Carrie Keck Warner.
a Muscatine young woman, under par
ticularly sad circumstances Six
weeks ago she went to Fairport to
nurse her mother, who was suffering
from pneumonia. While ministeriiiir
to her mother's wants, the daughter
became ill and gradually grew worse.
and when she was told that her moth
er had passed away she failed verv
rapidly, the end coming in a few
nourn. llotti funerals will be held
at the same hour.
Mr. and Mrs. Lage Entertain.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lage, of Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, entertained a
small company of friends at dinner at
their home last evening in honor of
A. McPherson. of Dawson City, Alas
ka, who is visiting tri-city friends.
Mr. McPherson is superintendent of
railway construction in the Yukon dis
trict. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Scott. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Mason and Miss Julia Frye of
Davenport, and Mr. and Mrs. R. .1.
Waters of this city.
Opening Club Dining Room.
The new dining room of the Rock
Island Club will be reopened with a
table d'hote dinner served from C to 8
o'clock this evening. The members
are Invited to bring their ladies.
is often caused by sores, ulcers and
cancers, that eat away your skin. Wil
liam Bedell, of Flat Rock, Mich., says:
"I have used Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
for ulcers, sores and cancers. It Is
the best healing dressing I ever
found." Soothes and heals cuts, burns
and scalds. 25 cents at Haltz & Ulle
meyer's drug store; guaranteed.
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J. Blaekmore. of Haller & Black
more. Pittsburg. Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only mecine that
did me any good. I had five of the
best physicians in the city, but I re
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
rocorariend'ng it to crfbor toor suffer
ers." Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1301 Sec
ond avenne. Rock Island: Gust Schle
Tel Sc Son, 220 West Second street,
Davenport. - . - -
Cooke-McCaskrin Case Will
Determined the Coming
Rope Controlling Rock Island Ar
THREE MEN IN THE CARRIAGE
Which Drops 30 Feet to Basement
Edward O'Toole Dies of
Three workmen were In an elevator
n the west wing of shop G. at Rock
Island arsenal, this morning at 11:30
o'clock, when the rope controller
snapped, and the clutch failing to
ork. the carriage dropped from the
second floor into the basement
Edward O'Toole died of his injur
es, and August Abel and Leon W.
Hunt were placed in the post hospi
tal . where they were cared for tem
porarily, and later removed to their
homes in Davenport. Abel has a bro
ken leg and is crushed about the hips,
but Hunt has not apparently suffered
beyond a severe shaking up, unless in
ternal hurts should develop later.
Not Thought Hurt at All.
O'Toole was able to walk from the
elevator when it reached the base
ment, and was not thought to have
k fared as badly as those who were
with him in the sudden violent de
scent. After he had been taken to
rhe post hospital for examination he
collapsed and expired. supposedly
from internal injuries, as there were
no surface indication of his having
O'Toole was a resident of Daven
port also, and formerly for years was
employed on the Milwaukee road. For
he past year he had been working
as a laborer at the arsenal. He was
i widower. Coroner 1-. V. Eckhart, of
this city, -was notified of the death,
and has gone to the arsenal to con
duct an inquest.
DEMOCRATS MEET TONIGHT
City Committee Will Plan for Ward
Primaries and Convention.
The democratic city committee will
have its meeting this evening at S
o'clock at the Commercial house for
the purpose of discussing matters per
taining to the spring campaign, when
a full city and town ticket is to be
elected. It is expected that the date
.)f the convention will be settled upon
and arrangements made for the hold
'ng of the ward primaries for the nom
ination of aldernianic candidates and
the choosing of delegates to the city
convention. It is the wish of Chair
man J. W. Cavanaugh that all those
committeemen who possibly can do so
be in attendance this evening.
CARD PARTY FOR INJURED BOY
Financial Aid for James Carney, Vic
tim of Fire at La Frenz Store.
Some weeks ago it will be recalled
James Carney, 10 years old, was se
riously burned while lighting a stove
in the millinery store of Mrs. D. l.a
Frenz on' Third avenue. Mrs. La
Frenz is the mother of Mrs P. L. Otte
sen, of Davenport. Mrs. Ottesen has
become quite interested in the lad. He
is now recovering from the burns,
but there has been incurred a large
bill for medical services, and after
these are paid, Mrs. Ottesen wants the
boy to have some pin money, and to
that end she has arranged for a card
party tomorrow afternoon in the va
cant flat above the Ottesen millinery
store. The proceeds will be given to
the boy. The invitation is verbal and
general, and all of Mrs. Ottesen's
friends will be welcome.
SCHOOLS TO CELEBRATE
German Lutheran Pupils to Have
Tho three parochial schools of the
German Lutheran church will unite
in exercises in observance of the
birthday anniversary of George Wash
ington this evening at the Y. M. C. A.
auditorium. This is in pursuance of
a custom that has been followed for
several years by these schools. An
attractive program of recitations and
music has been prepared by the pu
pils, and a full house is assured them.
The exercises will commence at 7:30
Tax is Due.
Taxes for the year 1904 are now due.
Parties having personal taxes and no
real estate will make immediate pay
ment. The law In regard to the collec
tion of personal taxes will be strictly
enforced. Payments made previous to
March 25 will save cost of collection
and annoyance to the personal property
tax payer. Please bring your last
year's receipt. M. D. RUDGREN.
Office with Leonard E. Telleen. at-torney-at-law,
room 59, Mitchell &
Public is Aroused.
The public is aroused to a knowl
edge of the curative merits of that
great medicinal tonic. Electric Bitters,
for sick stomach, liver and kidneys.
Mary II. Walters, of 54C St. Clair ave
nue, Columbus, O., writes: "For sev
eral months. I was given up to die. I
had fevfer and ague, my nerves were
wrecked; I could not sleep, and my
stomach was so weak, from useless
doctors drugs, that I could not eat.
Soon after beginning to take E'ectr'c
Bitters. I Stained relf, and in a
short time I was entirely cured.'
Guaranteed at Hartz & Ulkmeyer'a
drug store; price 0 cents.
The Assortment is Largest. Quali
ties are Best. Prices are Lowest.
Let's get together, and figure on
your House Furnishings.
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is the best for the price you ever saw.
10 Per Cent Discount on all Heat
ers now in Stock.
Furniture & Carpet
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Makes Low Prices
We Can Give Vovi in Men's
Overcoats Great Bargains at
Boys' Overcoats at
Just ffaJf Price.
Boys' Knee Pants Suits.
SOMMER.S & LAVELLE,
184 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Corner Twentieth St.
fl" TWELVE MILLION PACKAGES SOLD LAST YEAR "jj
Bja 2-Pie 10s Packages with List of
and Fourth Avenue.
Valuable Premiums. r,S"DAVsL J