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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TTTF.SDAV. APRIL, 23. 1907.
SICK; ENDS LIFE
Miss Mary Redicker, of Taylor
Ridge, Suicides at Home of
Her Aunt fn This City.
HANGS HERSELF IN GARRET
Young Woman While Alone in House
Commits Deed Because of Suf
fering from Nervous Trouble.
Miss Mary Redlc-ker of Taylor Ridge
this morning between ! and ll:"o
o'clock roiumiited suicide? hy hanging
herself ai the home of her aunt. Mrs.
.Mary dsn tieiibauir. ".IS 7 Tenth ave
nue, where she was slaying. Ill health
and worry over her condition is assign
ed as the cause of the deed. She had
come to Ruck Island last Friday to
visit with her aunt and make her home
there while taking a course of treat
ment with Rock Island physicians. Her
mother. Mrs. Mary Redicker. returned
home yesterday. The young woman
had seemed in a hopeful suiie of mind,
and had not seemed despondent on ac
count of her illness, which had con
tinued for nearly five years, and of late
had been growing more serious. She
had been troubled with sleeplessness to
a great extent.
lliiiiKN ill ;:irrcl.
Mrs. Gstettenbauer left the house at
f::iO and did not return until 12. Jo
seph Gstettenbauer. the voting woman's
cousin, returned at 11:""), bur suppos
ed his cousin at a neighbor's home.
The girl was found by her aunt after
her return. The body was removed,
and Coroner Eckhart summoned. An
inquest was held at the home this
afternoon, the verdict being of death by
hanging with suicidal intent.
:ifl- f lly.
Miss Redicker was 27 years old and
a native of litis city. Site had lived
at Taylor Ridge five years. She is sur
vived hy her mother, two sisters, Mrs.
Kate Montgomery of Fori Collins, Col.,
and Miss Anna Redicker, at home, and
a brother, llirnard, at home.
Advertised List No. 16.
Following is a list of letters remain-
ing uncalled for in the post office atjty on Second avenue. The buildings
Rock Island for the week ending April, aimed at in the attempt to bring hard-
2t; 1907: S. Anderson, W. II. Boyd.
Miss Elsie Bailey, Mrs. Phil Barbieur.
Miss Clara Chilberg. Miss Babe Chris
tiansen. Wins Ecklast. Charles F. Eld
red, Miss Ada Griffin. ILpvkeye Com
mission company, Ernest Herbert, M.
W. Hall, B. E. Johnson. J. B. Johns,
Henderson King, Alex Lindgren, Car
l ie Larson, C. E. McCulloch. W. E. Mc
culloch, Miss Madge McHugh, Alfred
THE SUITS THAT ARE
ALL THE GO
All the new grays, nut browns, and blue
serges. Look in the windows, or ask
the man to show you. YORKSHIRE
$18 to $30. Other Suits
$10 to $30
J Rock Island
Jgr "Yellow Front"
Matlock, Mrs. Ida M. McBeth, Charles
Mosher, Elfonso Mosher, W. H. Pow
ell, M. E. A. Peterson, A. F. Reeves.
Mrs. C. E. Sehaeffer, G. W. Suman,
Lila J. Tucker, Miss Maude Thomp
son, Burt Woods, W. Wells. Mrs. Ella
Walden, F. H. Wilson, Charlie Warner
John Wittkop. Miss E. Wills, Eddie
Welch, W. D. Young. Third class: Au
gust Johnson. Foreign: Toh Gerken,
HUGH A. J. MDOXALD. P. M.
WOULD HAVE COURT
W. C. Looney Filed Mandamus Suits to
Compel G. A. Koester to Cease
W. C. Looney with John Looney as
his attorney, filed two mandamus suits
in the circuit court this morning pe
titioning the court to order Mayor Mc
Caskrin, J. P. Sexton as city marsh tl.
and tile aldermen and G. A. Koester
to have the "obstructions- to the street"
on Mr. Koestcr's property at LSlii Sec
ond avenue and the Koester flats at
Thirty-fifth street and Fifth avenue,
removed. The alleged obstructions
consist of bay windows which project
over the sidewalk 30 inches on the
Second avenue property and IS inches
on the Fifth avenue building, and hi
stone steps on the latter property. The
bay windows are on the second and
The petition, which is in the
form of tlie people ex rel., W. C.
Looney against G. A. Koester and
others, sets up the demand which
Loonev made on the mayor and city
council recently, to order the eby
marshal to notify the owner to remove,
or to have removed, these "obstruc
tions". One of the suits was original
ly prepared to be filed in September
l!to". and sets up a demand made m
the council that month in regard a
one of the properties. The bill has
been dated over to the present time.
The demands on the city council were
referred to the street and alley com
mittee, which has so far made no re
port in the matter.
Just now Mr. Koester is engaged :n
litigation in the circuit court before
the master in chancery to foreclose
mortgages against the Looney proper-
ship on Mr. Koesier's shoulders are
among the most modern in the city
this being particularly true of the
block on Fifth avenue. As far as the
"obstructions" are concerned, no one
but Looney has ever seen anything to
CHESTER B. POTTER, OLD
"Q" ENGINEER, IS DEAD
Had Been an Employe of Company
SJnce 1865 Home is at
Yesterday Chester B. Potter, one -if
the oldest railroad engineers of the
Burlington died at his home at Gales
burg. Cancer of the stomach was the
cause of death. With the death of M'
Potter, a unique figure in railroad cir
cles passed away. He had a wide ac
quaintance among railroad men and
was regarded as one of the most re
liable and trustworthy locomotive engi
neers in the employ of the Burlington.
He is a pioneer in this line, having
been in the employ of the Burlington
since February. ISGTi. He watched tlu
development of the great system from
the time the volume of business on the
main line was no greater than that
now done on the small branches. He
was !8 years of age.
URGE OBSERVANCE OF DAY
Schools Receive Booklets Regarding
Arbor and Jamestown Days.
Attractive little booklets on Illinois
Arobr day and the Illinois Jamestown
anniversary day have been sent out by
the state superintendent, of schools and
are being received by the school auth
orities here. The books contain th?
proclamation of Governor Deneen set
ting aside April 20 as Arbor day and
urging its observation in the schools,
and May 13. the Jamestown anniver
sary, as a special day. Tho bookie's
are illustrated with pictures of bits of
Illinois scenery. The one referring to
Jamestown day contains brief histor
ical sketches showing the interest of
Illinois in the event and is illustrated
with reproductions of historical paint
SOFTNESS OF SEALSKIN
Is Rivaled by Human Hair Where Dan
druff is Eradicated.
Sealskin is admired the world over
for its softness and glossiness", and yet
the human hair is equally as soft and
glossy when healthy; and the radical
cause of all hair trouble is dandruff.
which is caused by a pestiferous par
asite that saps the vitality of the hair
at its root. Newbro's Herpicide is the
only preparation that is fatal to the
dandruff germ. Without dandruff there
is no falling hair, but a luxuriant
growth of glossy, soft hair is certain.
Scouring the scalp won't cure dandruff.
Kill the dandruff germ. Thousands of
women owe their beautiful suits of hair
to Newbro's Herpicide-. Sold by lead
ing druggists. Send 10 cents in stamps
for sample to the Herpicide company,
Detroit, Mich. Two sizes, 50 cents and
$1. T. H. Thomas, special agent.
Use Kennedy's Laxative Cough
Syrup. Children like its pleasant taste,
Contains no opiates, but drives the
cold out through the bowels. Made ii
conformity to pure food and drugs law.
Recommended and sold by all drug
IS TO BE LOANED
Funds Given Schools by Mrs.
Sarah Atkinson in Will to As
sist vVorthy Students.
INSTRUMENT IS PROBATEI
Provides for Legacies to Relatives and
Friends and Moline Church
The will of the late Mrs. Sarah M
Atkinson of Moline, bequests of which
were referred to in the Argus yester
day, was admitted to probate in th
county court, this afternoon by Judge
Olmsted. The bequests of $10,000 U"
the Port Byron Academy and Oberlin
college are conditioned that the fund
shall be known as the Atkinson fun
and be loaned to worthy young peopV
seeking an education. If there are no
applicants at Port Byron, the fund niny
be loaned to young people elsewhere.
If the academy ceases to be a Congre
gational school, the fund is to bt
equally divided between Oberlin coi
lege and Wheaton college of Wheaton
111. on like conditions.
I'r.ivltlfM fur H-I:i t iv's.
A bequest of $15,000 is made to
Sarah L. Atkinson, and a fund of $2.
000 is set aside for the support of Lucy
P. Savage, a sister of Mrs. Atkinson
Bequests of from S-'.u to $100 each ag
gregating about $1,250 are made v
various relatives and friends of Mr
and Mrs. Atkinson. The American
Board of Foreign Missions is given
$250 and the Moline W. C. T. U. Is
given $300, as is the Ladies' Aid so
ciety of the First Congregation.il
church, Moline. The remainder of the
estate of $150,000 is divided among
Mrs. Atkinson's brothers, William E.,
Rollin H.. Charles H. and Fred Savage
the latter of whom is named as execu
tor. The instrument was made Sept
27. 1905, and has two codicils, oae
dated Jan. 27 and the oilier Jan. 2!.
this year. The codicils increased the
amount of different bequests.
Worried Over Property.
Alfred Cosgrove of Andalusia was ad
judged insane in the county court this
morning, and committed to Watertown
by Judge R. W. Olmsted. Worry over
business matters is assigned as the
cause of his unbalance. He is 7S years
;-ii-ri(ll.v fair tonixlit nml etlneN
l:ij ; Nllitlitly cooler toululit.
J. M. SIIKH1KH, Local Forecaster.
Tern pern t nre at 7 a. m.. 4!): at 3:30
p. hi.. tSS, Maximum temperature In lat
24 liourx, !."; minimum. -HI. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. in.. H miles per hour. Slime
of Miller, 10.S feet, a fail of .4 fool.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Garden hose at David Don's.
Lawn mowers at David Don's.
New oxfords at Lage-Waters'.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Races at the rink Wednesday night.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express, Spencer &. Trefz.
Kerler & Co., carpet and rug cleaners.
Tuberose bulbs 3 cents each. Young
Wall paper cleaner 9 cents per can at
the Mill Store.
Do your own graining with Chi
Xamel. David Don.
Garden seeds in bulk or package.
Young & McCombs.
Have you seen the 1907 White Lily
washer? David Don.
A Monday morning piano the White
Lily washer. David Don.
The Mill Store for bulk garden seeds,
onion sets, and garden tools.
Read our ad on page 4. It will in
terest you. Gustafson & Hayes.
See our new designs in wall pnpe'
third floor. Young & McCombs.
I sell all kinds of household paints
and floor varnishes. David Don.
Thirty-nine cents buys a white en am
el 10-qnart pail at the Mill Store.
Are you saving Young & McCombs'
trading stamps? If not. .why not?
use cm-Aamel to brighten up your
old floor and woodwork. David Don.
'"Gloss enamel," the paint with a lus
ter, for Interior work, at the Mill Store
Let Emig the tailor make that new
spring suit. Fit, style and fabric guar
ii idling manes your spr.ng suit or
top coat, you'll know it is made along
the most, approved lines.
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday included 2.301 foot passen
gers, 1.40S teams, and 3C3 street cars,
The service at South Park chapol
thia evening will be upon the Life o
Joseph in Egypt illustrated with lan
We have just received a large ship
ment of oval picture frames, all sizos
from 4xS to 10x20 inches. Third floor
Young & McCombs.
Court of Honor No. 31 will give a
dance at K. C. hall Thursday evening,
April 25. Admission, 15 cents. Music
by Schieberl's orchestra.
The Brandenburg millinery store has
received a large line of pattern hats
including drpss ti.it ami tailor rv.o,i ,o
a - -1 '"!" ...nuv.
for Immediate wear. We also call al
eiition to our Lillian 'Russell and Kmr
The Walk-over and John Mitchei
shoes for men are known for the'i
style and wearing qualities. For sau
only at Lage-Waters' shoe store.
You can't stop people from goinf
where they want to, even though yo:
ear the store down. Look for in
stance at Jones' second hand store.
Miss La Porte of McCabe's millinery
lepartment has returned from Chicago,
where she has been attending the open
ing displays of midsummer millinery.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
horough treatment of the hair and
calp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73G Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
The new self-reducing Nemo corset
with relief straps for stout figures
each. Nemo festoon shirt waist cor
set, embroidered top and bottom $J
Young & McCombs.
The Rock Island Mutual Building
Loan & Savings association on April 1
opened the 100th series. Your patron
age is solicited. Take stock now. Pc
sistent investors have never received
less than 7 per cent. For circulars and
information call on E. H. Gtiyer. secre
tary, room IS, State bank' building
Telephone west 389 or C055.
The postponed sale of Trinity guild
will be held Wednesday afternoon and
evening, April 21. This novel sale will
consist of grocery samples, also fancy
articles, aprons, etc., ranging in price
at 7, 17, 27, Z1 cents, etc. Foui
course refreshments served for 17 and
27 cents afternoon and evening at Trin
ity rectory, April 21.
The new time card of the Rock Is
land went, into effect, yesterday and a
a result a number of passengers from
other cities enronte to Chicago werc
delaycd here longer than usual. The
Chicago fast mail No. "0 has been
taken off, as has Xo. 20. the El Paso
limited which formerly went through
here at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The
Golden State limited is to handle the
traffic of the El Paso.
W. A. Meese of Moline is sending out
an open letter to the authorities and
the newspapers of the cities on the up
per Mississippi river calling attention
to the lack of public landing places in
some of the towns and the need for the
same, especially in view ot uie cam
paign that has been made in behalf of
western waterways and the fact that
members of the river and harbor com
mittee will pay a visit to waters of this
vicinity in the near future. Rock Is
land, it may be stated, is provided with
a puoiic landing place, tnougii more
steamboat facilities would not come
Quick shoe repairing. Shoes finished
by machinery. Half soles, nailed on, 55
cents; half soles, sewed on, 75 cents.
Open from C:30 a. m. till 8 p. m.
304 Twentieth Street.
Sick headache results from a de
rangement, of the stomach and is cured
hy Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. Sold by all Iadine druggists.
R o c k I s lan d.
OUR new Norfolk and
2-piecc Russian and
Sailor suits make a hit
with the boys and little
fellows. Ask t see them,
2XA to 16 years.
NOVELTIES: $4.40 to$8.50
Ruff and Tuff Suits
$1.95 and $2.50
Baseballs, Bats, Japanese
Tops, etc.. with Boys' suits.
An Immense Range of Elegant
Garments to Select from.
We are confident that no woman who has looked over our assort
ments of COATS, SKIRTS, SVITS, WAISTS, etc., and has
comiiared them with what she can find elsewhere, will have any
doubt as to the witMlom of buying here.
Every element tliat goes to mako a satisfactory purchase Is to
be found here.
The Greatest Abundance of Styles to Select from
Tailoring of the Absolute Reliable Sort
Color, Shape and Material Perfectly Right
and finally 1
The Greatest Values to Be Found Anywhere
THE SEE HIVE
CENSURED BY JURY
Coroner's Verdict Accuses Em
ployes of Rock Island Shops
RESULT FRIDAY'S ACCIDENT
Machen Winters Dies from Inhaling
Flames in Explosion of Oil
in Pit Beneath Him.
Carelessness on the part of a boiler
maker's helper in the Silvis plant of
the Hock Island road was held respon
sible by the coroner's jury today for
'.he death of Machen Winters, the boil
ermaker who was burned by the igni
tion of oil in a pit over which he was
working last Friday. Winters died
about 1 o'clock this morning at the Mo
line city hospital from congestion of
the lungs caused by inhaling gas or
The inquest was held at Moline.
From the evidence it appears that a
helper had thrown about a gallon of
gasoline into the pit over which Win
ters and another man named Hughes
were at work. The assistant had sup
posed that the gasoline would run off
into the sewer. However, the pit was
not perfectly drained and there was
some water standing in it. The gaso
line remained on the surface of this wa
ter, and later when a piece of waste
was soaked in it, some of the gasoline
a Yn- Mown llni'k.
The waste was left lying near and
was blown nacK into tne pit wnen a
big burner filled with crude oil was
ighted at the next pit. The blast from
the burner which carried the waste
nto the hole also ignited it, and the in
stant it struck the bottom the gasoline
exploded. Hughes jumped out in safe-
y through the fire door, but Winters
fell into the pit and was fearfully burn
ed before rescued.
The coroners' jury censured the boil-
ermaker who instructed the helper to
hrow the gasoline away without spec-
fying where to put it, though no names
were mentioned in tne veraict.
Mr. Winters was born in England in
1S75 and came to this country when a
hild. He leaves his wife and three
ISocletv news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be tfUdly received and published. Hut
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Dinner for Bridal Party. Mrs. J. E.
Clarkson at her home 020 Fourth ave
nue last, evening entertained at 7
o'clock dinner the Huesing-Barber bri
dal party. Covers were laid for twelve
and the wedding colors, pink and green
were used for decoration. The favors
were miniature bridal bouquets. Mis3
Myrtle Barber and Arthur T. Huesing
will be married tomorrow.
Surprise Party. Miss Fredda No-
wack was pleasantly surprised at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. William Mtf
they on Thirtieth street South Rock
Island. About twenty young people
were present and a delightful evening
was passed playing games an,d danc
ing. Refreshments were served.
Girls Pleasure Club Meets. The
Girls Pleasure club met Saturday :t
the home of Miss May Nelson in South
Rock Island. The prize of the after
noon went to Oscar Wendt and supper
was served. The next meeting will r.e
at the home of Miss Lucy Hofer.
Will Give Farewell Party. Mrs.
Mattie Williams will entertain tomor
row afternoon for Mrs. Samuel Ed
wards who will leave soon for Du
buque to make her home.
Trolley Car Kills Two Girls.
Marion, Ind., April 23. Nora and
114-116 W. 2nd
Coldie Macon, aged 21 and 15 years,
daughters of Alfred Macon, were kill
ed yesterday afternon by a Marion,
liluffton and Eastern traction car at a
crossing east of this city.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE.
Real Estate Transfers.
E. O. Janiieson to Theodore White
beck, part southwest quarter, southwest
quarter section 12, 17, lw, $50.
Edgar Sellers to Mary J. Hock, lot
14. block 4. town of East Moline, $825.
Mary A. Golden and William Golden
to Ed Stephenson, lot 4. block D. Gold
en's Second addition. Barstow, $75.
E. H. Stafford to Edward L. Johnson,
lot no. block 11. Silvis, $:J00.
E. H. Stafford to Willis Evans, lot 17,
block 15. First addition. Silvis, $250.
Rock Island Mutual Building, Loan &
Savings association to George F. Ham
ler, lot 21, block 2, section 4. 17, lw,
Lundahl's Nineteenth street addition,
E. H. Guyer to Charles H. Palmer,
lot 25. block ICO. East Moline. $350.
John A. Liphanit to Charles H. Tan
ner, tract commencing 20 feet north of
southeast corner of northwest quarter
section IS, 19. ve, $1,200.
John Looney to W. H. Willerton, lot
0, block 1, Highland Park addition.
Rock Island. $C50.
William H. Richards to Emma Wil
son, lot 5, Rosenfield's First addition,
William C. Looney to John Looney,
lots 0, 10, 11, block 11, and lots 5, C, 7,
block 2, Highland Park addition, Rock
James Sackville to James Utts. lot
1 and north 1(1 feet lot 2, block B, First
addition. Coal Valley, $575.
Eniil Frank to John B. Johnson, lot
17. Curtis" subdivision of lots 11, 13, 14,
15. Hale's addition. Rock Island, $1,
550. Licensed to Wed.
Carl A. Sonds New Boston. 111.
Eleanor Lilliman Cable. 111.
Charles Erickson Moline
Emma S. Bergen Moline
Andrew Nelson Moline
Augusta Holmgren Moline
Theophilus Moredick Moline
Iva Murray .' Moline
Thomas Searcy Rock Island
Marie Jones Quincy, 111.
D-eWitt W. Girt Sears, 111
Ruth E. Fisher Sears. 111.
Archie Earl McKay Rock Island
Mrs. Daisy Hesse Rock Island
Rock Island. Iu.
WHO IS YOUR JEWELER?
Do you buy jewelry from the
pawn shop, mail order house or
dry goods emporium?
Would you go behind the pre
scription counter at a drug store
and compound your own medi
cine? Is price your desideratum?
Are you retrogressive, careless,
or contemptuous of the opinion
of your fellow man?
Here's a modern jewelry store,
filled with wares of conventional
elegance, chosen for their correct
ness, their refined, graceful dis
tinction, to be sold at little
From which standpoint do yov
or a avi
Rock Island, lu.
should take a spec?
ial pride in increas-:
Ing the idemand'or.
The John Mitchell
beyond I contradic
tion that Union la
bor gives the'greatr
st value toT-
Don t ta!fe"0Ti8
word for JtV
a m l n w h
John Mitchell Shoe.
.agjeeTthai it is. the.
Greatest Shoe. Value Ever. Offered
Another Great Shoe
For Men is
them in all
1703 Second Avenue.
WE ARE TODAY FITTING
THE CITY'S BEST DRESSERS
IN OUR STRICTLY TAILOR
MADE SUITS AT
$25 to $35
YOUR TRURN NEXT.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING