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THE 'AKGTJS, WETJJTE5DAY, MAY 31, lGo.5.
NOTE HINTING AT
SUICIDE IS FOUND
Mystery About Rock Island Young
Man's Apparent Threat to
Thia morning while some linemen
were at work at the Twenty-fourth
street viaduct one of them picked up
a note book that appeared to have been
dropped by a passer over the viaduct.
On examination it was found to con
tain the name of Frank Stapleton and
to contain scribbling on two or three
loose sheets that indicated an Inten
tion on the part of the owner to make
away with himself. Such phrases as
"good-bye. mother." and "you will find
rue near the waterworks" appeared.
The party who found the note book
lost no time in turning it and a cou
ple of photographs of young women
that were found at the same time, over
to Aid. Kobbins. who is engineer at the
Hock Island bridge. Aid. Robbins no
tified the (olice, who investigated and
were told at the Stapleton home, 2S2(
Flfth-and a half avenue, that the owner
of the note book was at home in bed, so
the matter was allowed to drop there.
Members of the family when seen
were reticent and declined to make any
statement further than that the young
man had left home. He is 21 years of
age aud married. No reason for his in
tentions expressed in the note have
Insure with McKne.
Zlbla lighted dtdlghted.
Zazaro Is there, call for It.
Open tonight. Dolly Bros.
Hut a home of Heidr Bros.
Mooalight excursion June 1.
Trl-City Towell Supply company.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb'i.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Bleuer's brass band on the moon
light excursion June 1.
Ic cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
A skirt sale which puts all others to
the blush Head McCahe's ad.
Fancy dairy butter. 17i cents per
pound at the Kconomy grocery.
W. H. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone S74C.
The liveliest furniture selling in the
three cities is undoubtedly at Me
Cube's. Silk remnants at :.'.:; Thursday. 0
reut to $l..r.( values, at 29 cents tilt
yard at McCabe's.
Prices it sheets, pillow cases an.l
bed spreads get a hard bump this week
at .McC'abe's. Head about It.
Tomorrow being Ascension day,
there will be services at Trinity
church at x o'clock in the morning.
Four cabinet photos, 40 cents; best
finish penny photos, 2" pictures 2"
ceuts. Kerr's, INuTVi Second aveuue.
V. C. Maucker baa some snaps In
real estate which will pay you for read
ing the list enumerated la the want
Report jour changes to Stone's city
directory, office northeast corner Sec
ond avenue and Eighteenth street, or
call up old 'phone 653 I
Thursday at I! o'clock, l.ouo yards
embroideiy remnants. 1' to 4 yard
lengths. Matty of Ibeui at less than
half value, at .McC'abe's.
Coine everyUnly. to the ice cream
social and card party given uuder the
auspices of the Fraternal Aid assoeia
tion Thursday evening. June 1. at Mac
The Iadi-s Aid seiety of the Me
morial Christian church will give a
lucent tea at the home of Mrs. Akers.
1132 Third avenue. Thursday afternoon
from 3 o'clock to f. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all.
Special half price sale, by order of
the manufacturers for two days only.
Friday and Saturday. June 2 and 11.
Your choice of ov-r l"u differ nt kinds
of patent medicines at half price on
above dates, just half, at the I'm ri ta
store. 1113 Second avenue. Hock 1 si
Attend the moonlight excursion
Thursday. June 1. In the steamer W.
V. and barge, given by the young peo
ple's society of the Herman Lutheran
church. Musk by lileuer's brass band.
Cents 3f. cents, ladies 25 cents, chil
dren 15 cents, boat leaves Nineteenth
street, Hock Island, at h p. m. and Dav
enport at .VUO p. in.
Kamtschaka, and three destroyers also
"Two battleships. Orel and Irapera
tor Nikolai I., two coast defense ships,
the Gen. Admiral Apraxine and Admir
al Seniavin, and one destroyer, the Be
dovi. were captured.
"Thus the Russians lost altogether
22 snips, the aggregate tonnage where
of amounted to 153,411 tons, besides
the cruiser Almaz suspected to have
ROJESTVENSKY IN A
(Continued from Putf One.)
sunk: The Kniaz Souvaroff. Inpera
tor Alcxand r III . Uurodino. Oslvabya.
Sis.-oi Yeliky and Navarin.
"The following live cruisers were
punk: Admiral NakhimotT. Dmitri Ion
skoi. Vladimir Muuoiuakii. Svietlaua
"The coast defense ship Admiral Ous
hakofl was sunk.
"Two sieclal service ships, one the
Tht la no ocnll !. Alurn,
Limt or AramoDii an food md witn
0T: Tft f4t H0t HJT-
t' miitil purt foo.
ONLY TWO SHIPS SEEM
TO HAVE BEEN SAVED
St. Petersburg. May 21. 4:5 a. m.
The Russian admiralty Is literally stu
pefied at the extent of the disaster
suffered by Rojestvensky's fleet, and its
own advices paint the situation in
even worse colors than the Tokio dis
patches. The Associated Press Vladivostok
dispatch accounts for only two ships
of the great Russian fleet the cruiser
Almaz and the torpedo boat destroyer
Grozny and the absence of news
rbout the battleship Navari and cruis
ers Oleg and Aurora, which are the
only fighting ships of any value not
enumerated in the Japanese lists of
destroyed or captured, renders almost
idle any hope that they were able to
shake off the pursuing Japanese cruis
ers and reach the shelter of the fort
ress at Golden Horn.
The admira!y has withheld the
name of the craft to which Rojestven
sky Is reported to have been transfer
red after the sinking of his flagship
owing to doubts whether it was the
destroyer Buiny or Bravi.
Hu I a tpprala fur Sympathy.
Washington. D. C. May 31. Russia
has abandoned her attitude of hostility
to a conference of the powers to settle
the far eastern question. Face to face
with the Impossibility of vanquishing
Japan, she is now impressing the
world with the grave danger the yellow
people constitute to the white race.
Japan has advised President Roose
velt of her purpose to continue the
war until Russia sues for peace, and
to make terms which will irreparably
ruin Russian prestige in the far east
and prevent a new attack upon her for
at least a quarter of a century to come.
She also has made it clear that she will
conduct negotiations for peace only
with Russia and will resent bitterly
the intervention of other powers.
Approve Japaa'a uurae.
The United States is not in sympa
thy with the changed attitude of Rus
sia. The policy of Japan meets with
the approval of the administration,
though the advisability of moderation
in demands and the desirability of ter
minating the war at an early date have
been urgently pointed out.
Army la Iitnornner.
St. Petersburg. May 31. Dispatches
from the front say Hojest veusky's de
feat was not made known to the Rus
sian armies in Manchuria and that the
soldiers are still hoping for a Russian
Tokio. May 31. Hojest vensky has
arrived at Sasebo naval hospital.
BODY OF DAVENPORT
YOUNG MAN FOUND
Roy Eldridue'a Remains Taken From
Chicago River Circumstances
Chicago. May 21. The body of Roy
Edwin Kldrldge, kou of T. F. i:idridge.
of Davenport was found today in the
Chicago river. Eldridge was drowned
the evening of May 21. It is not known
whether It was accidental or suicidal.
The police are inclined towards the ac
STATE FLAG UP A SHORT TIME
Son of Governor Deneen Finds Old
Red Banner and Hoi&ts It.
Springfield, 111.. May 31. Yesterday
for th" first time in 20 years the state
flag of Illinois was floated over the ex
ecutiv-a mansion. Young Charles Ash
ley Deneen. son of the governor, found
it in the attic, and. attracted by its
turkey red body', with the seal of the
state in gold, flung it to the breeze,
inquiries of friends led Mrs. Deneen to
investigate, and the flag was pulled
down. It was made 2u years ago for
display over the executive mansion,
but the question of state rights was
raised, and the flag was stowed away
in the attic in order not to provoke any
ill feeling on Memorial day.
Sailing Vessel a Floating Mine.
New York. May 31. So tar a known
the most dangerous cargo that ever
left this jKirt in a sailing vessel wa?
that carried in the four-masted schoon
er. Goodwin Stoddard. Captain Miller,
which sailed for San Juan. Porto Rico.
The schooner was virtually a floating
magazine. The deckload consisted of
fu drums of gasoline, containing 5n
gallons each, and loo cases of naptha.
In the hold were five tons of dynamite
and a large quantity of powder. The
cargo will be taktn to the government
stores at Porto Rico.
The captain said that auy member of
the crew found smoking .would be
thrown overboard. The schooner lay
In the upper bay for several hours be
fore a tugboat captain could be found
who was brave enough to take the tow
to the Narrows. She flew many red
flags, notifying craft to keep as far
away as possible. The only fear of
Captain Miller is that a fog may coni
Rock.tsland Bartender Notice.
The regular meeting will be held at
Industrial hall Friday. June 2. at
o'clock sharp. All bartenders are re
quested to attend.
Thursday at 3 O'ClocK
1000 yards short lengths tf fine embroideries, in
1 j to 4J yard lengths, no lengths cut, buy them
as they are, worth up to 80c,
all at per yard tj v
UvU a v. rock ISLAND ILL
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
on 2- tD
Thursday at 3:30 P. M.
800 yards Persian Challies in new colors, all
fresh dainty patterns for summer wear, quantity
limiteil to each customer Qf
at a yard J4V
A BIG lot of this season's best dress
skirts came our way very cheap. We have
decided to put the entire purchase on sale at
one price regardless of the real values. Thurs
day morning at 9 o'clock and hile they last
$7.50 Cashmere Skirts, full accor-
6en pleated, shirred hip
I&.S0 and J6.75 black taffeta auk
dress Skirls, pleated to knee.,
f 10.00 All over net Skirts, trimmed
with ribbon ruching
f Full pleated Mohair an Panama
Skirts, all colors
Cheviot and broadcloth dress skirts,
handsomely made and trimmed.
worth up to $10 00 J
These should make any previous skirt ad look
worse than 30c. Don't be bashful, take one or
more, as you like. . It's no loss to us. The
makers are the loosers. Your money is as
good as any ones. Piok early at $t .00, no
more, no less, $5.00.
Sheets, Pillow Slips
and Bed Spreads
AT these prices you should lay in a supply. These
were bought away below present values. Recent
advances will make our next purchase cost much more.
GOOD unbleached sheets,
full bed size, 0 1
45c ones. '. 0 1 C
Bleached' sheets, large size,
good quality Qfif
50c ones 0DU
Famous Golden E.agle
sheets, full bleached, extra
heavy, size Mx90 Vf
at this low price l)L
Fine bleached sheets, double
spoke hemstitched, full C9
24 yards long for OOL
A number of other brands
of sheets at most attractive
prices for this sale.
FROM recent purchases at
less than regular prices.
Wo mention the following:
White Bed Spreads, fringed all
around. good sUe Q7r
and He ight 2 C
Riffular SI. 60 Crochet Bed Spreads,
choice line of patterns. Just t 1 fC
an even dollar J1..W
Mitchelllne Bed Spreads In plr.k.
light blue and red CI 0
at ll.CS and J1.
Kxtra heavy Marseilles pattern Bed
Spread, pure white bleach, full 12-4
size, will nt the largest beds, always
soil at $2.25. CI QQ
this time pA.O
200 bleach) Pillow Slips. Q
good quaity oc
Daisy Pillow Slips, large 1 QUf
size, the ISc ones for A',3"
LJnttte Pillow Slips, special linen
Hemstitched Pillow Slips, extra
good ones. 10!
for this time A2C
Many other brands of pillow
slips at prices much lower
now than you may see them
again for months.
Thursday at 2:30 P. M., 50c to
$1.50 SilK Values at
THE. unmatchable sllK event of
of the Tri-Cltles. Once again the
time for the regular monthly clearance of
remnants accumulated during the past four
weeks of bit silk selling has come. Black
and colored silks of all kinds, creno de
chines, Habutais. etc., etc., over 1000 yards
in all. worth from 50c to $1.50
all at yard ,
DO you remember that old silk dress your
grandmother wore, how lustrous and
beautiful, and how loug it wore? We have
these Grandmother SilKs in phiin
black, plain and changeable colors and
beautiful fancy weaves suitable aud correct
for suits, costumes, skirts, or waists.
' Big Display This WeeK
85c to $1.25 Yd.
Ladies' Hose 39c
FOR Thursday, Friday and
Saturday we offer 25 dozen
Ladies' Imported Plain and
Lace Lisle Hose, worth 50c
and 62c per pair. Tans, blacks
and fancies, all at 39c.
SOME low prices on every
Pure gum seamless Rubber Gloves,
Prnokw ,proof 1 An
Dust Caps x"
Pure gum Or
Rubber lined sponge bags, fancy
check, I 2
or. t n . . n . -a 1
A?V UI1U ........
T1..LVK. . Y. ...... V.
Bailey style. 25c and
Hot Water TJottles. .
2 quart, foi;
Fountain. Syringea. Q
Best rubber tubing.
rubber lined . .
Furniture, Rugs and Carpets
IN mahogany or birds-eye. maple,
plain) finish, swell flouts. lcUge
French plate bevt-l mirror. t r
(only a few) vlO.l J
COMBINATION BED. SPRING
Good. white. enamel iron bed.
woven wire spring, varnished frame,
good cotton toj) mattiess, 3ZA 'X'J
the outfit complete 9.0L
Cnlna and Japanese Mattings. 3Cc
and 32c values, O'i-
Others 18c, 15c and 9c yard.
Wilton Rugs Best makes
in rich dViental patterns aud
8 1-4x10 1-2 feet. $30.00
9x12 feet. $34.00 and
BOTH sides adjustable. When
open makes full sise comforta
To kick up a big row among furni
ture dealers we will sell Just 25 of
them at $3.35. While they last $3 35.
Only 25 in the lot (tl
speak quick ?U.J
BRUSSELS RUGS 9x12 feet, fine
quality. Persian and 4
medallion patterns 4Xt.t
Rugs at Re
75 best Quality, all wool Ingrain
Carpets. In beautiful scroll and swell
figure effects, very closely woven,
tones of coloring right and artistic.
Tour choice, per " ,4
vard. 68c and C
Other grades 68c, 48c, 42c, 35c, 25c.
11.25 Velvet Carpets. Just the car
pet to stand constant use. in parlor,
library, hall and Q7
rug effects, yard C
$1.25 Axmlnster Carpets, beautiful
designs, in richly toned color blend
ing, made expressly for parlors.
Your choice of this QQ
lot. per yard OC
AXMINSTER RUGS 9x12 feet.
Smith's best grade. 0
In new designs JZi;.aJ
Remnants of Wash
THURSDAY all day choice
of about NX) remnants of
this season's finest and best
"NVaistings, Suitings, Organ
dies, Linens, Madras, Ginp;
hams, White (Joods, etc., etc.,
all marked for quick selling
Wouldn't Know Her Own Child
ONE lady stated a few days ago that there had been such a
remarkable change in her little daughter that she would
hardly re-cognize her as the same child. This girl could see
perfectly, but was so nervous she could not sit or stand still
more than a few minutes at a time, and notwithstanding her
perfect vision, her trouble was caused by eye strain.
Valuable Advice Free Our expert optician examines
eyes and gives expert advice free of charge, and guarantees
absolute satisfaction if you desire him to fit you with a pair
EXTRA HEAVY, triple coated. 10
qt. strel enameled tiikli itis.
usuallv 40c or 60c. "Jl
Thursday O IC
10 QUART steel enameled water
palls, regular price 4ac. Q
Thursday. Just XiC
EXTRA SPECIAL 100 piece Din
ner St-ts. white and gold decoration.
Thursday. C- "C
for Just pO.OJ
BIG BARGAIN A 3-biunet Mon
arch wickless oil stove, our regular
price on this stove Is JM00. Just
one left, take it (Jo 7C
Thursday for OO.lD
HERE'S A GOOD ONE A 3-burner
Monarch gasoline stove, single gen
erator, regular price 115. C 1 ff
Thursday yours for slIl.UU
PATENT LAWN WEEPERS
none better. Always 50c. 'X'X
here. Thursday for JtJC
LARGE SIZE Hlue Band Kngltsh
earthen bowls, 7
each I C
3 GALLON Flemish Stone wter
coolers with faucet. Q"Tr
a good thing 3l.
DO YOU WANT A LAWN MOW
ER? Here they are, splendid quali
ty at 3.7f.. C'C OH
2.SS. S2.45 nnd iflZ.ZV
FOR THE BOYS Hall Hats, a few
to clone out quick A
nt o. 33c. Tc and C
THE "LADY ELGIN" oven for oil
STEP LADDERS, regular price 43c.
get one QQ
Thumdav for i7C
SEE THE JAPANESE BOOTH A
moat interesting display of exclu
sive Japanese iiovelites. brlc-a-bruc
and chin, prices to make Ihem
LIMITED WILL BE
Rock Island's Golden State Taken Off
Between Chicago and Kansas
Beginning next Sunday, the Rock Isl
and will discontinue Its Golden State
Umited between Chicago and Kansas
City, but on account of the contract
for the fast :uail service, will continue
the train from Kansas City to Califor
nia. The tiolden State has been op
erated much longer this year than it
was last, owing to the unusually good
business of the winter and spring. Ar
ianKeuients have been made to give a
standard through Pullman service to
the coast, the sleepers being taken on
Xo. 11. leaving IUk-U. island at 4
o'clock, and arriving at Kansas City
at &:4 in the morning. The cars will
be switched to train No.' 43 at Kansas
City and taken through to California by
way of El Paso. The Colden State
Limited will be put In service between
Chicago and the coast again in the
fall. This has proved one of the most
popular trains operated by the road,
and has been in service two years.
Woodhiill. 111.; O. A. Piper, Allerton.
Iowa; .1. M. Kilpatrick, Chicago; .1. Al.
Kershmr. HlooniiriKton; C. W. Cobb,
Cambridge; C. L.. Bible, Des Moines.
Iowa; . A. Kahrney. Polo. Ill ; A. M.
Iewis. Canton. I1I.;H. V. I.ankford.
Peoria; Chas. Bend lorn. Nile, Wis.; F.
C. MeMeans, Davenport; C. H. Clara
ton, Ainsworth. Iowa; V. E. dtiChoiue.
Chicago; J. M. Kaplan, Chicago; Har
ry J. Swan. New York: K. K. Baker.
Ouiata. Neb.; J. M. Kircher. Blooming
ton; H. Brown. Brickpod. III.: Win. F.
Bachniann. Peoria; M. N. McCoy, Mon
mouth; John McGregor. Sherrard; W.
C. Renther, Chicago; G. A. Nelvin.
New York; J. H. Cherry, Chicago: T.
W. Powell. St. Louis; F. E. Davidson
and wife. Savanna. 111.; J. B. Weber,
St. Ijouis; A. M. Lewis. Canton; F.
Paroid, Chicago; W. II. lnngerich. Mil
waukee; Ella I). Nor-lein. Mediapolis.
111.; Henry W. Strickland, St. Louis.
W. T. Ros. nkrans. Albany. 111.
SIMPSON, PITMAN, SPILLER
NAMES THE NEXT
BOARD OF REVIEW
Peter Schlemmer and Simon Hirsch of
Moline Act With Chairman
"' - " -v I
Miss Ethel Daugherty ou Monday
evening entertained her music class at
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
society of the First Methodist church
will meet at the home of Mrs. J. II.
Wilson. 2C2C Fifth avenue, Thursday
afttrnoou at 3 o'clock. A good pro
gram has been prepared.
At the Rock Island House (Euro
pean) J. B. Covington. Louisville;
H. M. Johnson. Chicago: Neil Hurley.
Galeburg; N. D. Hollister. Quincy:
J. E. McGill, Chicago; Geurge E. Nork.
South Bend. Ind.; W. H. Barger. South
Bend. Ind.; H. G. Knickerbocker. Gal
va. III.; T. 11. Johnston. Toulon. III.;
C. Hall. Bellows Falls. N. I).; F. A.
Wood. Edyir-gton. I1L: Frank Gilleft.
Drary; Charles Eipjtr. PortBvroa;
A. C. Campbell. St. Louis; James "lew
art. Chicago; T. F. Bell and wife.
Judge Parnienter this morning ap
Iointed on the board of review Peter
Schlemmer of Rock Island and Simon
Hirsch of Moline, who act with Chair
man Carey of the board of supervisors,
an ex-ofticio member of the board.
Mr. Hirsch succeeds himself on the
board. James E. larkin. who was the
democratic member of the board, an
nounced to Judge Parmenter that he.
was no longer eligible to seive as a
renresentative of that narty. having
changed his oiitiC8 since the time of
his last apiKjintment. Mr. Schlemmer,
who has been active as a member of
the democratic party for many years.
and who is capable to nil the position
will succeed Mr. (.arkiit.
In their comedy musical act In vaude
ville at the Illinois theatre this week.
KENTUCKY FEUD ON AGAIN
Recent Killing of Wilson Howard
Leads Old Rivals to Arm Anew.
Owingsville. Ky.. May ai It is re
ported that the Turner-Howard fend is
expected to be resumed again iu the
Harlan county mountains as the result
of French Turner shooting Wilson
Howard to death with a revolver. The
men were leaders in their respwtlve
clans. Both sides are said to be arming.
SON OF BANKER SUICIDES
John Head of Jefferson, Iowa, Takes
Morphine at Portland, Ore.
Portland. Ore.. May' 31. John Head,
son of Mah'.on Head, bank rahier of
Jefferson, Iowa, has been found dead,
having taken morphine with suicidal
-i-i-i-i-i- i-i-i-i-i- -i-i-i-i-i- i
A Few Poinjcrs
to the economical will not be out
of place Just now. Coal prices
have now reached their lowest
point, and we can sell you a Biip
ply of fuel Just now at very low
figures. We guarantee full
weight, an extra fine grade of
coal, free from dust and clink
ers, and Bat tsf act Ion In every
way. We shall be pleased to hav
Mueller Lumber Co
24th street aud 3d aveuuw.
llav! you tried it? It istho best thin on
the. market for the pipe. A rarn blending
of the llnest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
ircade Cigar Store
Harper IIoum block. John P. Sexton, Prop.
HEARD OF NO PROPOSITION
No Tender, Official or Unofficial, Hat
Been Maae by Milwaukee.
With r.-feren to the article pub
lished in The Argus last evening quot
ing the Milwaukee- Free Pres.-t iu Its
mention of a pr-jjios it ion to secure the
Modern Woodmen "f America head
quarters for that city, it I fated at
th Woodmen otlice that no propositi" u
official or unoHicial, has been made to
In view of the Modern Woodmen head
camp meeting In Mil waukee, men of that
city have Informed themselves with r f
erence to the importance of the society,
and there has been talk In Milwaukee of
the possibility of a proposition being
made by the business men. This gov
klp has not gone past the gossip stage.
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Take e. look a.t the Touriscope
oyster gray Hats. Just received
another new lot of Neckwear and
new Clothing 3 5 3 3 5 5