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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. APRIL 20, 1907.
Judge Ramsay Issues Decree in
Case of Mrs. Grace Oakley
Against Moline Physician.
MAINTENANCE SUIT DROPPED
Cloccs Sensational Litigation Based on
Common' Law Marriage Eidcm
Mrs. (Srucc Crawley Oakley was
r:intMl a divorce this morning in the
circuit court from her husband. Dr.
Kobe-it W. Oakley of Moline, by Judge
K. I). Ramsay, The divorce case, filed
at tills term, concludes sensational liti
gation between Dr. and Mrs. Oakley,
which began with a suit for separate
maintenance, the court withholding a
decision on tin? promise of the couple
to live together. This ease, which had
never been finally decided, was today
dismissed tit .Mrs. Oakley's Instances.
The divorce suit was based on a com
mon law marriage in limi, and not on
the civil ceremony which took place in
1110 I. S. It. Kenwortiiy represented the
ccmplainant in the divorce case. Dr.
Oakley was not represented, and this
fact is taken as evidence that an agree
ment as to the property has been reach
ed between the litigants.
Hall vn. Hull.
Mrs. Emma Ball was granted a tli
vcrce from her husband, Samuel B.
Ball of Taylor Midge, on the grounds
uf drunkenness. The complainant was
given the custody of a minor child. Mr.
and Mrs. Ball were married 23 years
ago. Searle & Marshall represented
Ui-rcnHC I'nrll.v llrnrel.
Yesterday afternoon part of the evi
dence for the railway company in the
suit of Peter Eidcm against the Rock
Island railroad for $.)U,(mo damages for
the loss of his legs in an accident in
Moline, was heard, and the case con
tinued until Monday. The company
promises to show that the accident was
the result of the wilful negligence of
the plaintiff, and not the negligence of
the company's employes, as charged.
The company will try to prove that the
accident occurred some lno feet east
of the depot instead of opposite it, as
indicated by the evidence of the plain
tiff. The contention is that the freight
engine was moving slowly, but had
passed the depot before the work train,
of which Mr. Khlcni was a passenger,
UR Jewelry and Chinaware
Departments are composed
of goods of all reliable makes. All
goods in these departments have
been selected with great care and
we offer you nothing but the best
IN COMPARING PRICES
PLEASE COMPARE QUALITY
CUT GLASS NOV
ELTIES, -Vow and artistic ar
ticles in CutCilass. The
best of workmanship
Cut Class Bowls. $3.98 and up.
t'ut Olass Tumblers, extra good
qualities, 35c and up.
Cut (Jlass Water Bottles and
Sets $1.75 to $6.25.
Cut Class Celery Trays, $5.00
Cut Class Spoon Trays, $3.53
Cut Class Vases, $3.50 and up.
Cm Class Cake Plates, $5.00
Cut Class Vinegar Cruets $3.7'
u r 1 i n c o f s il v e r wa r i
is very complete and
a Mo ids m uuusual 'op
portunity Tor the selec
tion of wotldiuj jit'is.
Rogers IS 17 Tea, Dessert, Ber
ry and Table Spoons 'at lowest
Silver Tea Sets, $7.50 and up.
Silver Cream and Sugar Sets,
$4.25 and up.
Silver Waiters, $2.55 and up.
Silver Butter Dishes,$2.60 and
Silver Crumb Trays, $4.75 and
Free engraving on goods purchased.
Baking Dishes, $4.75
We are showing a large assort
ment of Krcnch china in the new
shapes and deeoiations, suitable
for wedding and birthday gifts.
Our hand painted china is char
acterized by distinct Individual
ity and artistic skill in execu
tion. Decorations new, snappy, origi
A Winning Combination
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Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street
C. H. Seidell, Well Known Gro
cer, Retires After Career
of 20 Years.
GOING ON A PLEASURE TRIP
Proposes to Spend Summer in South
and West L. W. Gibler His
After having engaged in the grocery
business in Rock Island for over Z
years. C. II. Seidel, member of the
board of education, has disposed of his
slock aud leased his store at the cor
C. II. SKIDEL.
tier of Fourteenth street and Seventh
avenue, and will retire, at least temp -r.Milv.
from active affairs. 1. W. Ciii
ler, formerly a grocc r of Albany. 1!1.
and reeenlly connected with the lleil
stent meat market in the east end .f
the city, will be the new proprietor of
the Seidel store. He takes possession
Kr.M-H-il More in I.NHU.
Mr. Seidel erected the building 'ie
now occupies in ISSi; and opened 'ii
business Nov. I of that yea;. In the
two d cades that have intervened h.?
has built, up a huge business and gath
ered a competence. He vvi! leave with
Mrs. Seidel and tin if son, Carl, vi
lime for a leisurely trip to New Mexi
co ami points on the coast. They ex
peet tn continue to' make this city
ject o general discussion aud the mat
ter of the essential track facilities was
among other things taken into consid
eration in connection with the same.
The new mayor is, by virtue of his
)flice, a member of the commission,
rind it vva.i decided to take no definite
action until. Mr. Schaffer takes his seat
as a member of that body.
Elaborate plans for the city's upbuild
ing are before the commission for ac
tion during the coming summer.
DOES NOT APPEAR
Marie Davis, Who Preferred Charges
Against Police Officer, Fails
The failure of the complaining wit
ness, Marie Davis, colored, to appear
to testify this afternoon resulted in the
dismissal of tile charge of rape against
Officer Charles tiinnaue by Justice G.
Albert Johnson. The complaint in thi.-,
case was made Dec. 1M, l'.MiG, but it
was not until about two weeks ago that
Ctinnane was arrested, the complaining
witness having left the city and gone
to Spring Valley. When she returned,
the warrant was served. A continu
ance was taken to this afternoon.
John Dauber was given a hearing
this alteruoou by Police Magistral.?
Elliott for carrying conceakd weapons
and was sent down to the county ja'l
for lit davs.
HOLD AN ELECTION
Bluff Improvement Association
Again Chooses Frank P.
THE BYLAWS ARE AMENDED
Arrangements Made to Collect Sub
scriptions for 5!te for Hose House
At the regular meeting
ni'STOMEIiS llnd iu iu-
store such a, large and
. varied assortment of
hats of the must modish
tJie, ;md the greatest va
riety of styles, that, it af
f rds the most sat ist'aetor v
opportunity for selection
to lie found in thissection.
W hile our stock is beyond
question the best in the
tri-cities, our j rices will
be found lower than those
Society news, written or telephoned
to ttie society editor of The Argus, will
!e Rl.tdly received and published. Hut
in cither case the identity of the sender
must he tnaile known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Give Misce'laneous Shower. T'e
Misses l.auia Marquis and Josephine
Schneider entertained 2u giil friends
at a miscellaneous shower yesterday
afternoon at the home of Miss Mar
quis. 7'." Twenty-third street for Miss
Myrtle Itarbcr, whose marriage take?
place next week. Miss lSarlier came
provided with cast off articles whkvi
were auctioned off to the young ladie:'
tor the new gilts. The house was dec
orated in pink and green, flowers, rib
lions and smilax being used with pre'
ty effect. A course luncheon wa
served at o'clock.
Entertains High School Seniors.
The members of tiie senior class aiul
the teachers of the hiuh school and v.
few others were entertained last e veil
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fro.i
Titterington. Mb" Tweni v-second street
t company of about, right y-iive being
presint. A short program eonsistm-:
of readings by Mrs. Marion llttmnh-
reys. piano solos by Frank Young and .
Miss Myrtle .lunmers,. and a . vocaj ,
solo by Stewart Maitquis" was given :
and the' rest, of the evening was pass-i.l i
in an informal social way and light r
frcshnients were served.
UNEARTH A BODY
Skeleton of Boy Buried at Sears
Near Rock River Recalls
an Old Mystery.
I i FOUND BY B. ZOECKLER
Believed to Have Been Killed by Des
perate Gang Who Infested Vil
lage 25 Years Ago.
The discovery of the skeleton of a
boy about 15 years of age, buried near
the river at Sears about 75 yards from
the Rock island Canning company s
plant, recalled to the residents of 1 1 i
village this morning the character of a
band of desperate residents who I've!
on the property where the body was
found, and who are now believed tc:
have murdered the Imy about 'J5 year.
The skeleton was unearthed
Utnjam'n Uoeckler yesterday afte
noon while he was digging post liole
about K'li yards from his koine, a. id
about 'M yards from the river. The
body wiis buried only about IS in: he:
deep. The condition of the- bene.-! J:
evidence that the body bad been i'i
!he ground for years. They are : u!Vt
ciently preserved, however, to i'ldieaf'
plainly that they are the remains of
boy about 15 years of age. In the : ktil
at the lower aud right side is a ho
about the size of a "'.'-calibre bt.ile'
and at the back is a depression which
might have been - made by a heavv
blow with a blunt inst niiuet.it.
Were t)mii-mlr Cliitraelrr.
Immediately on the finding of the
skeleton, the old residents of the vll
here rec.ilK l the ia.wie.-s inUaV.'.iuis
of the farm a quarter of a ceiitun
ago, and the mystvrious disappearance
of ii boy about 1 I years of age. The
gang was composed of .lohn HuiH'i
game and his son. .f,!ni llurliugam-'
.If . a widow name 1 Mrs. 1,'r.idon. h"i
son. .loe. and her son-in-law. .1 dm
Masters. Shortly afl r they came l
Sears they were joined by a boy w!kv
Mrs. London claimed was lit r stepn-i
but who was btllevid by the resiipuK
of the village to have been in no vva;.
related 10 any d' the greiun. WTc.v
he c.ime from i- not i.iiowe.. and lii.
el sappearauce was even more
Mitnlrr nnd 'I lie II h.
Suiiri n!y the boy I'roppei
s!g!i. bin tile- (lespera'e e
iiie people prevented any
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SraJe V V V V V
i'i i he IIIulT
al the Horace Mann school buildin;.
jthe association clectcel the feilleiwin
! officers. Preside nt Frank V. Matieke
j being reelected:
Vice President C. M. Cannon.
Secretary John Kjedlberg.
Treasure-r Clans Heuck.
Corresponding Secretary L.
The by-laws of the association
ami'iideil tt) provide for holdiiu
regular HHX'ting the first Friday
cadi month, and to preivide for nominal
lines for membership.
Mir feir Hone IIiimmc.
1 he association eleveited . some time
to a discussion of the plans for the
building of a new hose house on tin
hill, and appointed a committee com
peised ef Clans Heuck and L. G. Smith
to collect the subscriptions for the
purchase; ef a site. There lias been
about $5UU subscribed te the project
The committee will, when the money
is collecte-d. determine em a site, in
conference with the lire and light com
mittee eif the city council and the chijf
of th.e fire department, and will th';n
re-port to the association. The asso
ciation proposes to buy a lot and deed
it lei the city as a site for the building.
I rsr Ariri:il(MiM.
A committee ef seven numbers, 'j.
G. Smith. C. A. Mislin, A. F. Greaser
John Lindholin. John Kjellberg. John
Uuiitoem, and K. L. Hoeker. was ap
pointed to wait on the aldermen ot
the Seventh ward, and on Mayor
Schaffer to urge them to use their ia
fluenee to secure appropriations for
th.e building of the new hose hous.r
and for the Seventh ward sewer system.
Card Club Closes Serjes. The iastof
the scries ef winter c'aYd parties given
by the Friday lhie-hre club was held
yesterday afte-rnoon at the home ef.
Mrs. J. V. Crandall. S:!5 Twenty-fifth,
street. In the game-s Mrs. Cramlall teiok ;
high honors aud Mrs. A. J. Riess con
sedation prize. Lunch was served after
Surprised on Birttjday Anniversary.
A company eif friends surprised Mrs.
C. V. Illaser at her hemic, 24:17 Kighth
avenue, yesterday afternoon, the occa
sion being her birt Inlay anniversary.
Lunch was serveel, and the hostess was
the recipient eif a number of beautiful
G. A. R. Dinner. The ladies eit
tin- C. A. U. will give another of their
series eif dinners next Tuesday at Me
ve-stigaiion. i! seems. The village w.i
coustnntJy in terror fium tin- gan.
Tile- band lived in a e-ave built nesu
ti'.e river, and ostensibly made a livfii':
by fishing. The-cave. va;? notorious ii
a gambling deu'iiud piae- eif vice. O.ie
night in a row in tin- place-, lohn M.t
tors shot and kilU-d a Moline nidi',
named Kdvvard Giaee. aud for thi
crime Masters Avas convicted and sen
tenceel to the penitentiary for murder
He served in Juliet 15 years and !h
J we-ut to Indiana. vvhe-ri he- die-d a fe v
years later. It was sheualy afU'r th:.-
murde-r when the lad whose ren:ai:e
are be-lieved to have been uncart hed
yesterday jeiined the band. He was
with these people for about a yee
when he disappeared. John Rurliu
game Jr., claimed the bv had be;-)
sent to Muscatine. This membe r -i!
the gang at one time serveel a term it.
the penitentiary for larceny. He di d
about 15 years ago at the eemniy in
lirmary. Joe London died in the petii-
(tentiary. vvhe-re he was sentenced fo;
larceny. What became of Mrs. Lei.:
don is not. known.
( oronor Will I iivrwt inilli-.
Cerone-r Eckhart was notified eif the
finding of the remains, and this af.er
neion is eneleavoring to secure further
informal ion on the case.
HAS MUCH WORK ON HAND
Definite Action Deferred Until New
Mayor, Who is an Ex-Officio Mem
ber, Takes Seat in Body.
A well attended nnd enthusiastic
meeting of the Rock Island Industrial
commission was held at the Rock Is
land Club yesterday, at which numer
ous projects of concern to Rock Island
were discussed, not the least of which
was the likelihood of landing another
factory through the commisshm's ef
fects. The development of the new factory
district in the west end was also a sub-
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Stover of Chiea
o are visiting friends he-re.
Arthur Runaway left here last evea-
ing for Ucae!ville Pa., to attend the
weelding eif his sister.
Mrs. Walter A. Knss left this morn
ing for a visit of several weeks wiih
frie-nds at Toulon. III.
John C. IHtleif and brother, Finos'
left last evening for Se-attle, Wash.
where they will make their home.
Charles ami Henry Zeis left last
evening for libMunington. called their
by the drowning of their brother, Wil
Mrs. Charles Shaw anel elanghte-.
Mnia, are expected to arrive this even
ing from Texas, where thev snent th
winter months ou account of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Wickham. Freder
ick H. Reed. George D. Mackav. T. Y
Kcndrick and H. R. Tobey of Nev
York City, interested in the tri-ci'v
utility merger company, arrived in the
city this morning, and are at the Har
per. They will spend several davs
Camp No. 29, M. W. A. Attention.
.amp z win give a sociable for its
members at the next meeting, Tucs
day, April 2;,, 1907. Come. '
S. MATTISOX, Clerk.
The Price of Health.
"The price of health in a malarious
district is just" 23 cents, the cost of a
box of Dr. King's New Life Pills,'
writes Ella Slayton of Noland, Ark
New Life Pills cleanse gently and im
part new life and vigor to the system
. cents. Hatisraction guaranteed at
. T. Hartz's, druggist, 301 Twentieth
The combination of
hot meals and a cool
kitchen has always
seemed an impossi
bility, vet this haDDV
result is obtained wherever there's a New Perfec
tion Oil Stove in the kitchen. The blue flame
produced by the
Wick Blue Flame Oil Cook-Stove
gives quickest and best results. The New Perfection is different
from any iftner oil stove. Cuts fuel expense in two. Made in
three sizes. Every stove warranted. If not at your dealer's,
write our nearest agency for descriptive circular.
The i&rVI'ffc F n-mTt can be used
y in anv room
and is the best
and safest all-round house lamp made. Gives a
clear steady light. Brass throughout and beauti
fully nickeled. Equipped with the latest improved
burner. Handsome simple satisfactory. Every
lamp warranted. Write our nearest agency if you
cannot get it from your dealer.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
e l M w Kl'o it a T t:n
Emphatically Denies Report He
Abandoned Piano Tuning.
K. C. Kberhart. the will known nnd
popular piano tuner ami dealer of this
city wishes te announce that the cir
culated repent that he was to eiu:"t tu i
ins pianeisi is without fouiulatinn what
ever. .Mr. Kberhart. has no id.-H r
Mich a move. He has tuned success
fully in the tri-cities for about elev-.-n
years iu connection with his store and
has built up not only a very fine trade,
but a heavy busim-ss in this line
work. When such rcnoits arc er.-.ict!-
whispered around by seme persem or
persons they certainly must have some
object in view. Mr. Kberhart has he-Mi
hindered in some lespe-cis in the paM
few months in giving his orders clos"
attention on account ef a severe .'
tack of neuralgia of t,he eyes. He a:-
pieeiaies tne patience tits customers
have shown him dtirinc this i!lne: s
and wishes to impress not only upon
the minds of his customers, but tho
public in general that he will not only
continue to tune pianos, hut will per
sonally do the work. Net other tuners
represent him or his house and Mr.
Kberhart will not lie responsible fe-:
any work done by anyone but himself.
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