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THE AltGUS. TUESDAY, JULY 31, 190G.
SUICIDE IN A
Man Supposed to be J. H.
Deckard Kills Wife
BEEN HERE A WEEK
Revolver Used at an
Hour This Morning.
A man thought to be J. Henry Deck
ard.of Havana. 111., and his wife, were
found dead in their room at the lodg
ing house of Mrs. J. F. Crouch, 21.
I'ourth avenue, at 2 o'clock this after
noon, when Officers Gordon, and
Brough broke open the door of th
room. Mrs. Crouch, the landlady
thought that she heard shots a: 0:4
this morning. When she faiv nothing
of the couple, she notified the poiice ai
2 o'clock. The couple were in bed. as
they had evidently retired for the
Woinna Shot Tttlcr.
The woman has a shot directly in the
region of the heart, and another in th
right ear. The man held a 2S-calibei
revolver in his right hand. In his right
ear was a bullet wound testifying tin
manner in which he met his death
Blood streaming from the wounds of
the couple had soaked the bed, and i!
was a horrible sight that greeted tht
yes of the officers. Coroner Eckhart
was notified, and conducted an inquea
at the house.
o Definite C lew.
An examination of the rooms and tht
belonging of the couple failed to reveal
any definite clew as to their identity,
and when they secured their room
they did not give their names to Mrs
Crouch. The only possible clew as V
their identity was a circular letter
found in a pocket or the man's coat
t hich hung on the door handle. It was
nuiitd -.c Havana, 111., July lti, and was
addressed lo "J. Henry Deckard, City.'
H was marked with a return card t
he Havana lodge. No. 23$, K. of P. 1
is thought that the man was the J
Urrn Here Week.
The couple came to Rock Island
Wednesday from Peoria, in the even
! ig. and secured rooms that night with
Mrs. Crouch. They paid their rent
tach evening. He had been in this
city four weeks ago, and at that time
ipoke to Mrs. Crouch of intending to
if to Hock Falls to set up some agri
cultural machinery. He was alon
(ouiile Seemed Happy.
W. D. Hall and his wife, who room
on the second floor, heard nothing of
I he shots this morning. All say that
the copule seemed to be iiappy and
had never been seen to quarrel. He
is a man of -about 45 years of ago
while she is about 40.
They had some jewelry and trinkets
in their clothing, but very little money
After hearing the testimony of the
occupants of the house, the phy
sician, and the police officers, th
jury returned a verdict of death bv
murder and suicide.
clnct, Leo Vemere, Phil Miller, James
Darnell, William Lange, Robert Wil
lerton, and Max Snyder; Second pre
cinct, Charles Willis. Dr. G. G. Craig,
Fred Rinck. S. J. Collins. Dr. Joseph
DeSilva. Fred Pollard, W. B. Harris,
and L. G. Eddy. F. O. VanGalder pre
sided, and John Rinck acted as secretary.
A HOT WORDY WAR
Man and Woman Engage in Con
troversy Down Town
THE WEATHER. AR0USING A NEIGHBORHOOD
DELEGATES ARE NAMED
Republicans in Fourth Ward Select
Representation in Convention.
At the meeting of the republicans
of the Fourth ward last evening at the
Harper house, a resolution was adopt
ed that t he delegates to the county con
vent'on should vote for the candidates
receiving the largest vote in the ward.
The delegation is about equally divided
for E. E. Reynolds and O. L. Bruner for
sheriff. The delegates are: First pre
news all the time THE
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THAT I WOULD RATHER GO
AROUND IN A niGHTOWrCITArt
IN THE HOT; HEAVY GARfAZfiTS
Sont BIG TOLKS AftD LT?LE.
BUYw CL0THE.5 flow, somm
CLOTHES iRE CHEAP-5o CHEAP
THAT YOU CArt AFfORD To DREtf
-THE WHOLE rWUUf.
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COrlT Jfc B-YJTHB BuiTgH. BWOWM CO CHICCO.
VERY .SENJI&LE, INDEED, BURSTER, BUT
JOMETIME-5 IT PAY S To LISTEN TO OTHER J.
NIGHTGOWNS ARE VERY APPROPRIATE TOR
EVENING WEAR, BUT WHEN THE COST 1-5 NO
MORE I PREFER WEARING PANTS-, FACT IJ,
THE PRICE AT WHICH M. AND K. ARE .SELL
ING PAHTS MAKE-5 IT No MORE EXPENSIVE
THAN TO WEAR NIGHTGOWNS AND A FEL
LOW 1-5 DECIDEDLY MORE PRESENTABLE.
M. AND K. USED To CALL THESE SAME
PANTS TROUSERS .BEFORE THEY REDUCED
THE PRICE, &UT SINCE THEN THEY CALL
THEM PANTS. DOESN'T SEEM- HARDLY
FAIR TO CALL THEM TROUSERS AT THESE
$1.95 FOR $2.50 AND $2.95 VALUES.
$2.95 FOR $3.95 VALUES.
$3.95 FOR $5 VALUES.
$4.85 FOR 6.75 VALUES.
I'nrlly cloudy tonlicbt nod Wrilan-
dny. wllh probably nhonrrat not much
rlifDK in 4euipcrnturc.
Deeldrtlly loner prrannrra are noted
thin morning: from Alberta to tbeaoutb
cm plateau a to tea. and an a reault Meat
tered nhonfri and tbuademtoruia bare
occurred from the Koeky mountain re
iclon eantivard to the MIhmouM valley.
An area of high preniture rovera the
lake region and fair -weather prevail
from the MiaMlaalppI valley to tbe At
lantic coaat, thouKh Mhotvera fell yea
terday from the rant rulf aectlona to
Xm KnKland. Iartly cloudy condi
tion and probably nhowerx In thla vi
cinity tonlKht and YVednenday villi at
tend the approach of tbe vreatern baro
metric drprcMMlon, but there will be no
Important chnnife In temperature.
J. 31. SHEKinit. Local Forecaater.
Temperature at 7 a. fll; at 3.3
p. ni., HI. Minimum temperature In 24
houra, ) maximum. ST: Veolclty of
wind at 8 a. ui.t 1 mile.
Alarms an Aged Lady Who Calls Her
Son and He is Painfully Injured.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
For loans see Beecher Broa.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz
For bus, baggage, express, call RobbV
Go to Clinton on the steamer W. W.
Tomorrow, big day at Lage-Waters'
IL T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 152C-1528 Fourth avenue,
See the grand exhibition drill by the
Eagle degree team, at Watch Tower
inn, Aug. 2.
Bargain feast of oxfords now going
on at our great clean up oxford sale.
Simser wants your picture framing.
Latest framing machinery. 131S-1C20
Music and refreshments at the moon
light sociable at Long View park to
morrow night. '
You cannot afford to miss the trip to
Clinton on the steamer V. V. Aug. 1
at only 50 cents the round trip.
Moonlight sociable at Long View
park tomorrow night, given by the peo
ple of the German Lutheran church.
Don't forget the concert and sociable
at Long View park, given by the peo
ple of the German, Lutheran church." .
Tomorrow, Aug. 1, Lage-Waters will
place on sale 100 pairs of ladies' $2.50
patent leather oxfords for $1.45 a pair.
Don't forget it.
Tomorrow. Aug. 1, Lage-Waters will
place on sale 100 pairs of ladies' kid
oxfords worth from $1.75 to $2.50 at
only $1.25 per pair.
Pleased customers the rule at our
great "clean up" shoe sale. Nobody
disappointed. Lots of bargains still to
be had. The Boston.
Oxford snaps, lots of them to be
snapped up still. Greatest bargain
feast of oxfords ever put on in this vi
cinity. The Boston.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi. 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
Don't fail to attend the ice cream so
ciable given at Long lew park on
Wednesday evening, Aug. 1. by the Ger
man Evangelical Lutheran Young Peo
plea' society. Everybody welcome.
Remember the grand entertainment
and dance given under the auspices of
the Eagle degree team of Rock Island,
at "Watch Tower Inn, Thursday even
ing, Aug. 2. Bleuer's full orchestra.
Don't fall to attend the ice cream so
ciable given, at Long View park on
Wednesday evening. Aug. 1, by the Ger
man Evangelical Lutheran Young Peo
ples' 'society. Everybody welcome.
Excnrs'on to Clinton on steamer W.
W.. Wednesday. Aug. 1. Leaves Rock
Island at 9 a. m. Arrives at Clinton
1 p. m. Leaves Clinton 4 p. m. Arrive
home 7 p. m. Fare only 50 cents for
the round trip.
The residents in the vicinity of Tenth
street and Fifth avenue were aroused
from their slumbers last night about 1
o'clock by a quarrel in the street be
tween a man and a woman which wag
ed warm for a few minutes sounding
like a free-for-all fight. The man and
woman had evidently been out for a
buggy ride and a disagreement be
tween the couple led to a quarrel which
terminated in blows on a porch facing
on Fifth avenue.
Painful Injury Attenda Dlaturbance.
Mrs. Hogan, who resides at 1019
Fifth avenue, was awakened by the
noise and called to her son Matthew F.
Hogan, who was sleeping down stairs.
Mr. Hogan, in his haste to investigate,
fell, striking his Jaw against a chair
and sustaining a fracture. He went to
the home of Dr. First and had the in
jury dressed, which, though painful, is
The police were notified of the dis
turbance and the fight was stopped.
Both the principals in the quarrel re
side in the city.
IIP "The Store That Saves You Money." plSfj
m ' m
HELD TO FEDERAL JURY
FOR CAUSING TRAIN DELAY
Question in Case of Shelbyville Police
Officer Simliar to One Here Fol
lowing Recent Episode.
A dispatch from Terre Haute pub
lished in the Chicago Tribune is of in
terest here, as it'refers to conditions
similar to those resulting from the
track removal episode in Rock Island
recently. The dispatch states that Of
ficer Gilliland of Shelbyville, 111., was
held to the federal grand jury by the
United States commissioner for caus
ing the delay of a mail train on the
Chicago & Eastern Illinois. He was
given a hearing before Commissioner
Shop at Paris.
Twenty Year Battle.
"I was a loser in a 20-year battle
with cronic piles and malignant sores,
until I tried Bucklen's Arnica Salve:
which turned the tide, by curing both,
till not a trace remains," writes A. M.
Bruce, of Farmvllle, Va. Best for old
ulcers, cuts, burns, wounds. 23
iat Hartz & Dl'iemeyer. druggists.
It is always well to have a box of
salve in the house. Sunburn, cuts,
bruises, piles and boils yield to De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Should keei
a box on hand at all times to providi
for emergencies. For years the stand
ard, but followed by many imitators.
Be sure you get the genuine DeWitt'J
Witch Hazel Salve. All druggists.
- Kennedy's Laxative Honey and Tar
Is the original laxative cough syrup,
and combines the qualities necessary
to relieve the cough and purge the
system of cold. Contains no opiates.
There is just as good fish in the brine
As ever come out of the sa,
But you will take it out in fishing
Unless you take Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
HOMEOPATHS TO BANQUET
Dr. H. C. Hoefle Will Read Paper -at
The Mississippi Valley Homeopathic
society will hold its quarterly meeting
at the Watch. Tower this evening. A
banquet will be served at 6 o'clock and
will be followed by a business meeting.
Dr. Henry C. Hoefle of Davenport, will
read a paper. The society has a mem
bership of about twenty.
Colored Fraternal Society Coming.
The Colored United Brothers of
Friendship grand session will be held
n Rock Island next year. Black Hawk
Lodge No. 43 has succeeded in secur
ing the next annual grand session for
Rock Island. The convention just re
cently closed at Metropolis, 111., honor
ed two local colored people, having
elected W. C. Buckney deputy grand
master and C. B. Walkys grand senior
marshal. The national convention of
this lodge is now in session at Lexmg
ton, Ky., and 600,000 colored people are
there represented, delegates having
gone from Canada, the West Indies.
EVERY BOY AND GIRL SHOULD HAVE AN EXPRESS WAGON. IT IS THE DUTY
OF EVERY PARENT THEY OWE TO THEIR CHILDREN. TO CLOSE OUT THE
ENTIRE LOT WE HAVE MADE AN ADDITIONAL CUT IN PRICE. TOMORROW
WE WANT YOU TO SEE THESE WAGONS ON DISPLAY IN OUR HOUSEFUR-
NISHING3 DEPARTMENT ON THE THIRD FLOOR. DON'T HESITATE, YOU
MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO BUY THEM AGAIN AT A PRICE LOWER THAN
THE PROFIT-SHARING CLEARANCE SALE PRICE. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY.
Clearance Sale price 7ISc
Tomorrow Sale price G3
Clearance Sale price 85
Tomorrow's Sale price 73
Clearance Sale price .
Tomorrow's Sale price
Clearance Sale price "$1.59
Tomorrow's Sale price SI. 33
Clearance Sale price .
Tomorrow's Sale price
Clearance Sale price .
Tomorrow's Sale price
Clearance Sale price 51.75
Tomorrow's Sale price S51.53
Clearance Sale price SI. OS
Tomorrow's Sale price SI. 73
REFRIGERATORS AT COST.
To clean up our line of refrigerators before this sale closes Saturday night, we ask you
to investigate their worth. We have marked them at cost all to go before Saturday
night. While you are buying an express wagon tomorrow have the clerk explain to you
the merits of the White Mountain refrigerator, the chest with the chill in it. Over a mil
lion people are using them.
iprsi EST 1 irePrg
Executive Committee Arranges
Does evil still, your whole life fill?
Does woe betide?
Your thoughts abide on suicide?
You need a pill!
Now for prose and facts DeWItt's
Little Early Risers are the most pleas
ant and reliable pilla known today.
They never gripe. Sold by all drug
4 i i i hi !
wo? a Avi
Rock Island. III.
Our watch, clock, and jewelry
repair business fop July has sur
passed all previous monthly rec
ords. To do well is good. To do the
best you can every day is better.
But to KNOW HOW and then
TO DO the best is the policy we
adopted years ago, and it is this
policy that is making us horolog
ical dictators the house of We
NOTE. If your clocks need
attention telephone W 710K and
our messenger will call for them.
ni 2 AVI
DATES ARE AUGUST 17-26
Noted Speakers to Be Present and
an Occasion of Much Interest
The executive committee of the Rock
Island District Camp Meeting associa
tion held its meeting at Tindall's grove
yesterday and completed the details
and the program for the meeting which
is to be held at the grove Aug. 17-20.
The program Includes special serv
ices, conducted by the different organ
izations of the Methodist church and
the addresses promise to be most inter
esting. A Particular Iny.
Sunday, Aug. 26. will be a day of
added interest. In the morning will be
held a general love feast, after which
Rev. R. E. Smith of Galva will preach.
At the afternoon services Rev. H. B.
Gough, president of Hedding college,
will make an address, and in the ev
ening Rev. 1. C. Lemon, pastor of St
John's Methodist church of Davenport,
The services open Friday evening,
Aug. 17, and on the following Sunday
special evangelistic services will be
held. Wednesday, Aug. 22, will be
Woman's Foreign Missionary society
day. Thursday the Woman's Home
Missionary society will have charge of
the meetings, and Friday will be Ep
worfh League day.
ter. Hastily hcndlng over him, she
placed the fatal Irritant upon his chest.
No sooner had she doue so than a
movement of the sleeper revealed, to
her horror, tliut she had made a terrible
mistake. Too frightened to recapture
the lnerinvinatiiig iKultiee. she fled
from the room and, rushing down the
passage, discovered her own door and
bolted herself in. It was but u min
ute, and the storm broke. The hotel
wus in an uproar. The mustard poul
tice had ber.i placed on tbe ohest of
the elderly govcruor general! The ex
plosion of his wrath, his bowls of rage
as the mustard did its work, brought
nervants and manager to his bedside.
The situation did not permit of an
explanation. Furious with indignation.
he declared himself the victim of a
gross Joke, and tbe efforts of the mai-
tre d'hotel to pacify him were in vain
He swore that the. practical Joker was
nobody else than Lord Carrington, and
be next day, fuming and indignant,
left the place. So did a very contrite
young wife and a husband whose cold
was no better.
USE JAWS AS WEAPONS.
A MUSTARD P0ULTICF.
It Made a. Lot f Trouble and Dlda't
Care the Cold.
Lord Carrlngtou used to be a great
practical Joker, but he was once the
victim of Lin own reputation. Accord
ing to the Dundee Advertiser, he was
at a bote! In Cape Town. In the same
hotel were a youug couple, and, the
husband having a bad cold, the wife
left her room to obtain for blm the
solace of a mustard ioultiee. She left
bini asleep uud, thinking she knew her
way, descended the stairs and, procur
ing a imrtlcularly virulent coueoc-tion.
made her way back to her room. But
doors are much alike lu hotels, and.
seeing one ajar, as she had left her
own, sne entered. Creeping quietly to
the bedside, she saw,' us she thought,
the form of her sleeping lord and mas-
Chleff Mrana of Dcfenae Amonor All
Old World A pea.
Amotig all' old world apes the teeth
are the chief weapons f.ir defense
against natural foes and far combats
for mates- or tribal supremacy. The
canines are In most cases enormously
developed." insomuch that ill informed
naturalists have suggested that a near
relationship must exist between the
primates and the carnivora. As a mat
ter of fact, these formidable teeth have
Mothiug to do with alimentation, but
are as purely weapons of wax as are
the bayonet and the Maxim gun. In
practically every emergency demand
ing unusual energy, obstinacy and
courage they come into play.
In every conflict with the world, the
flesh and the devil as such things are
understood In pithecoid society the
temporal and masseter muscles are the
chief arbiters of war. To become a
great and powerful anthropoid it Is ab
solutely and brutally necessary to have
a large and strong Jaw, to give them at
tachment to the teeth and kikkI lever
age to the muscles. That for an Im
mense epoch our prehuman ancestors
achieved success In life in like man
ner is as clear as the print of "Maga"
to tlnse who have learned to read na
Since those days of true , Arcadian
simplicity our life has beep in e bewll
derlngly complex and our methodrt for
settling social difficulties have changed
generally for the better. - But here, as
In so many other Instances, the habits
of a past age have left an indelible im
press on, the nervous system. Black
news all the time THE
$3.50, $4.00 & $5.00
on our $3.00 table,
Never before In shoe history
of the Tri-Cities have such bar
gains in new, up-to-date shoes -been
offered. Plenty of shoes
and plenty of sizes for all. Our
reason Bought too heavy; wo
must reduce our stock.
807 Twentieth Street.
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