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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 1007.
MAN HAD SUICIDED
A 32-Caliber Revolver Lying
Near Body, and Bullet Hole
in Head Back of Theory.
FOUND NEAR WATERTOWN
Thought to Have Been a Deserter
from Army Nothing About Per
son to Indicate Identity.
The boily of a man believed to have
been a deserter from the arsenal, was
found yesterday afternoon near tlr?
river near the Jack Einfeldt farm just
below Watertown, and the circum
stances indicate plainly that the manV
death was suicidal. .1. B. Hock of Ka t
Moline while searching for drift wood
along the river found the body in a
clump of willows. The remains we-e
in an advanced state of decomposition,
and the features were unrecognizable.
Beside the body. was n ."2 calibre r--volver,
and a bullet wound in the heal
.indicated the cause of death. Nothing
about, the man gave any clue as to hi-
identity. Last Tuesday night a man
asked for lodging at one of the camj.s
on the river, and said that he had lof
the island because he had expected to
receive $1S a month and had been pail
only $i:;. The suicide is believed to
be the same man.
Ih a Younic Mnn.
The man was between 25 and 'IS
years of age. He was " feet 3 inche
tall, and weighed about 12-"i pound".
The teeth are verv prominent, on.
being missing from the lower jaw. Tho
man had brown hair. The hands are
small. He wore a dark suit. In the
pockets was a $5 bill. $2.4 I in change,
and a Catholic medal. The coroners
jury returned a verdict of suicide.
HUNUKiS VHL ftltti
German-American Press Asso
ciation of Illinois Elects
AT MEETING AT PEORIA
,Joint Convention with Association of
the West Will Be Held Next Year
at Cedar Rapids.
Peoria. Sept. 2:1. A thoroughly en
joyable three days' joint convention of
the German-American Tress associa
tions cf the west and of Illinois ended
with a business meeting in the Na
tional hotel yesterday, when Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, was selected as the next
year's meeting place, and the. follow
ing officers were elected by the German-American
Press Association of the
. President L. Ph. Wolf. Peoria.
Honorary President Joseph Eiboeck,
Dea Moines, Iowa.
First Vice President Adolph Peter
son, Davenport, Iowa.
Second Vice President Fritz Glo
Secretary Henry Heinz, Muscatine,
Treasurer August Ililmer, New
The officers of the German-American
Press Association of Illinois are:
President Val J. Tcter, Hock Is
land. Vice President Hans Schwarz,
Secretary Herman Goldberger, Pe
oria. Treasurer Anton Schader, Elgin.
ed this morning .hi Justice G. A. Jolin
sons court, to which the defendant
took a change of venue from the police
court. The complaining witness. Louis
Motley, father of the girl, failed to ap
pear to prosecute. In order to hold
Dickerson until the grand jury can in
vestigate the charge, the state's attor
ney tiled an information against Dick
erson in the county court, charging as
sault and battery.
;-n-rnll y fnir tonight nnil Tiirmlny;
Uu;litly warinrr tonight.
J. M. SIIKItllCK, I.oonI Fofronntcr.
'Imii-riit uro fit 7 n. m., ."0; at 3:30
p. in.. i'M. l n I in ii in -inrrnliire In last
21 hiiurx. (1(1; minimum. Ml. Velocity of
wlml at 7 :i. in., N iiiIIi-m ier hour. Stjigr
of h:Uit, H. fort, no rhniii; In InM 4S
fx. I'ri-i iiiilut ion. tr :!.
CI TV CHAT.
Real estate. Beeeher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-Ciry Towel Supply company.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz
Choice country butter and eggs at
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue.
Lewis' Single Binder straight E cent
cigar made of rich, mellow tobacco.
A large barn can be secured at low
cash by applying at 817 Twenty-first
street at once.
Be sure to attend our millinery open
ing Tuesday anil Wednesday. J. H. C
Petersen's Sons, Davenport.
Just opened, a barrel of fine saner
kraut, two quarts for 15 cents; also
new dill pickles at Kuschmann's gro
A seamstress may secure a good po
sition at the Bee Hive. Davenport, by
reading the classified columns this ev
All the new creations in ladies' hats
will be seen at our millinery opening
on Tuesday and Wednesday. J. H. C
Petersen's Sons, Davenport.
An invitation is extended to the ladies
of the tri-oitics to attend our millinery
opening on Tuesday and Wednesday.
J. H. C. Petersen's Sons, Davenport.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair anl
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 730 Sev
ern eonthstreet. Old phone west 7SGTv.
I do job printing that will suit the
most particular and deliver it at the
time promised. C. J. Smith, proprietor
of Martin's old stand, 119 East Sev
John Ward was fined $50 and cost?
by Magistrate Elliott this morning for
vagrancy, and under the new law was
committed to jail to work out the fire
and costs at $1..0 per.
To more fully introduce it Mrs.
Karr, corset maker, will sell dry clean
ing gas for cleaning gloves or any deli
cate fabric, regular 7r cent, bottles at
40 cents for 10 days, beginning Sepr.
RIVER TRIP BUSY
Program Indicates President's
Western Tour Will be Speo
DEEP WATERWAY CHIEF AIM
Hunting Party to Follow Cruise Down
Mississippi Cities Arrange
Case is Dismissed.
The case against Charles Dickerson,
the colored man arrested for criminally
assaulting Louisa Motley, was dismiss-
AT SEA CAUSE
OF BREAK IN CABLE
Spark Goes Out Cutting Off Direct
Communication with Philippines.
New York. Sept. 2:). The Commer
cial Cable company announced yes
terday that they have not been abb!
to locate a break in the Pacific eabl3
somewhere between the relay stations
at. Midway island and Guam. Officer:;
of the company are inclined to think
that an earthquake may have been
The cable (hat goes under the Pa
cific from San Franclgco to Yokohama
and the Philippines via Honolulu,
Midway and Guam went dead on Fri
day. Midway, which lies between
Honolulu and Guam, reported that
the spark went out of the submarine
wires without warning and that all
efforts to communicate with Guam had
Since the Commercial Cable com
pany's line is the only one connecting
America with the orient directly, all
cable messages for the Philippines,
Japan and points on the. China coa
will have to be sent around the other
way at double rates.
In times past we've created a
panic with adjectives in describ
ing our jewelry. But this sea:
son we will not only sustain but
add to our traditional mastery.
The stock will be magnified,
sublimated and plumed with the
prettiest things to be found in
the jewelry world.
There'll be meaning and
magic in this store for you.
STEAMSHIP WAR IS ON
Transatlantic Companies Reduce the
Rates From $20 to $25.
New York, Sept. 2:1. Willi an an
nouncement made by the North Ge:
man Lloyd of practically a horizontal
cut of $2r on both east and west-bound
business, an ocean steamship rate wa
has developed that may involye nrt
only first but second and third class
departments. The North Gcrmai
Lloyd's cut on west-bound business
will go into effect Nov. 1, when the
heavy summer travel has ceased. On
the fast express steamers to Bremen
the Lloyd has cut the minimum flirt
cabin rate from $95 to $70 and on th
twin-screw service to Bremen the rate
has been reduced from $70 to $50.
CASH TO ENTERTAIN ROOT
Mexican Government Planning Elab
orate and Costly Fetes. ,
City of Mexico. Sept. 2:). When
asked as to the probable cost to the
government of the elaborate entertain
ment which is being planned for Sec
retary Root, a high official said thai
it would amount to not less than $100,
000 and probably more. One of the
I features is to be a state ball, for
whitygi scores of women have ordered
gowns from Paris.
Washington, Sept. 23. While th
preparations for President Roosevelt's
western trip have not been completed
the program has been sufficiently ar
ranged to make it certain that th
tour will- be one of the most spectac
ular ever undertaken by him. He wi'l
leave here next Sunday and will be
absent from the seat of governme.it
until the 2"d or 24th of October.
The trip has three distinctive ob
jects. The dedication of the McKii
ley mausoleum at Canton, Ohio, the
inspection of the Mississippi river wuh
a view to arousing interest in a ship
channel, and the securing of a period
of recreation for the chief executive
before the beginning of the duties of
the winter. Incidentally there will be
some speeches on the return journev,
which will deal with current issues.
Sliiy Will U' Short.
The stay at Canton on Monday th'j
:'.flth will be only of little more tha i
sufficient duration to permit the presi
dent to pay his tribute to the memory j
of his immediate predecessor, and
meet Vice President Fairbanks and a
number of other people of note. j
He will then proceed direct to Kcj-'
kuk, where Tuesday, Oct. 1, he will b'
given a notable public reception, de
liver an address, and begin his jour
ney by boat down the Father of
Waters, said to be, with the exceptio.1
of a short voyage by President Pierce,
the first trip on the river ever made
by a president. At Keokuk the presi
dential party will be met by the go"
ernors of 2:5 states, all interested in
all projects looking to the deepening
of the channel of the Mississippi and
the .general improvement of inland
navigation, and these on another boat
than that on which the president wi'l
travel will constitute his guard of
honor to Memphis, where the party
will arrive Oct. 4. There will be two
important stops on the voyage, at St.
Louis and at Cairo, 111., and at both
points speeches bearing upon the
country's future will be delivered by
Knt rrtulit on l.nvlsli Sonic
Reports from all points at whie'i
stops are "to be made indicate that the
party will be entertained on a lavish
scale throughout. At Keokuk the.--?
will be a water pageant and many
citizens will convoy the president
down the river in craft of all size-!.
At Memphis the president will find
the dee) waterways convention in
session and he will deliver a speec':.
Then the president will turn hi s
back on civilization for a period of
rest and sport in the wilds of northern
Louisiana. This part of the program
has been, arranged largely by Civil
Service Commissioner Mcllhenncy, a
Louisiana sportsman of good record.
He has bunted many times over tho
ground and has recommended the
place in terms of praise as being we'I
stocked with game, both large and
small, and sufficiently secluded to pre
vent intrusion. The president will be
accompanied to the border of thu
ame section by a staff from the ex
ecutive office, headed by Assistant
Secretary Iitta, and also by represen
tative of the press associations but
they will not accompany the hunters
on their quest.
A miniature White house will be
established at a convenient place, and
Mr. Latta will keep his chief informel
of important developments in affairs
of state. The exact location of the
hunting camp will not be announced
until it is established. Tho camp life
will be shared by Mr. Mclllienney, 1
Rixey and a few other intimate friends
and they will have the services of local
The party will be in camp from the
5th to the 21st of October. Returnin.;
the president will speak at Vicksburg
and at the Hermitage near Nashville
At the latter place he will pay bis re
spects to the memory of President
St. l.iinlH I'lnnx 'Welcome.
St. Louis. Sept. 2?,. Twenty-six hun
dred delegates plan to take the trip
with President Roosevelt and til:
river fleet. The Veiled Prophets
pageant is to inaugurate the festivities
and -3,000 trained voices will sing "DU
Her Deep Through Dixie."
Mi'mplilM Arrnnc-H firorllnjj.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 23. Final a:
rangements for 'the entertainment cf
the president were adopted yesterday
It was decided to make the landin'
or tne uotina mat w-ni accompany
the president from St. Louis a distinct
feature and the levee will be cleaned
off and decorated and every house o
it painted in honor of the occasion
A fleet of boats will leave the wharf
and go up the river to meet the flo
tilla, which will be saluted variously
and then led to Memphis. No craf
will be allowed on the river above th:
city until after the flotilla and local
fleet have discharged the passenger
SIX LIVES SAVED
BY A GIRL'S ACT
Notice is hereby given to the public
that my wife, having left my home. I
will not be responsible for any .debts
she may contract in the future.
W. H. BASER.
r andenbur g Millinery
OPENING EXHIBIT OF
T N v-
Sept. 25 and 26.
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Gag Brotken & CK
From our own
As to correct style it is just this: Suit your own fancy. Whatever you find in our splendid
collection of Millinery is absolutely correct and in thorough harmony with fashion. Many of the
creations are shown exclusively by us in this section. Every lady is cordially invited to attend.
Corner of Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue.
liss Dorothy Wagner's Presence of
v Mind Averts Disaster in
New York, Sept. 2::. Six Xew York
Central traiimun owe their lives to the
ircsence (if mird ami quickness of Miss
Dorothy Wagner, daughter of .lohn
Wagner who lives at lf.Sth street and
the North river, close to the railroad
tracks. The men were on a long
freight train bound down from Albany
which had been stopped by a signal
man owing to a handcar being stalled
ahead of it. Miss Wagner was stand
ing on the front porca of her bom-?,
when the freight was halted and glanc
ed down the track to see what tho
The tracks curve near where the
Wagner house stands, but from her
position on the porch the girl could see
around this down the tracks. Suddenly
she saw two engines coupled and draw
ing a caboose approaching fast. At
first she thought the "double header"
on a diiierent track lrom the one upon
which tho freight train stood, and when
she realized that they were on the same
track, they were only a few rods away.
She ran from the porch, dashed up
the steps of the caboose of the freight
train and shouted a warning to the six
They made for the door and jumped
an instant before the "double header"
plowed at full speed through the ca
boose. The engineer and the fireman of
the 'double header" also jumped just
in time. The former sprained his ankle
and the train crew of the "double head
er," back in the caboose, suffered slight
cuts and bruises from being flung down
by the collision.'
COULDN'T GET NOMINATION
Hepburn Ateo States That President
Doesn't Wish Third Term.
Xew York, Sept. 2u. Representative
William P. Hepburn of Iowa, father of
the Hepburn rate bill, returned frolr?
Europe yesterday. Although out of
touch with the national jnilitical situa
tion, he said: "Everybody knows how-
regard Mr. Roosevelt. I know that
he does not wish to be reelected. Fur
thermore. I do not think he could be
given the nomination. Anyway, I do
not believe that his wish for a thir-1
term is any greater than my chance
of receiving the nomination."
Big Gift for Printers' Home.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 23.
With a gift of $10(1,000 as a nucleus,
the trustees of the Union Printers'
home will establish a fund for the con
struction and maintenance of cottages
and small buildings on the grounds of
the institution for the care of the fam
ilies of printers in the home. The
gift is made by a Colorado Springs
woman whose name is withheld for
the present. The trustees also officially
created the tuberculosis sanitarium cf
the printers' home.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers are good
for anyone who needs a pill. Sold by
TO LEAVE THE STAGE
Annie Yeamens Has Been Be
fore Footlights in America
for 62 Years.
stage with th
rth birthday o
Xew Y'ork, Sept.
will retire from the
celebration of her 7'
Nov. 19 next.
The honor of being the "grand ol 1
lady" cf the native theater fell to Mi.
Yeamans on tho death of Mrs. Cilbe-t
and the retirement of Mrs. Sol Smith.
Mrs. Yeamans has been before the
public C2 years.
A Good Investment.
The greatest health regulator Is a
bottle of good beer taken with meals.
Cross-Country Is the best obtainable.
Telephone West S3 old. or f.OSO new.
ROCK ISLAXD BREWING CO.
Women 9s, Misses 9 and Children 9s Qarments and
is Letter equipped than ever to
meet your especial fancy in
hcadwear, wnetner it be for
street wear or dress occasions.
We also snow a beautiful line
of millinery trimmings, all the
new tnings in wings, pompoms
and large fancy feathers
everything in ostrich feathers
and fall flowers and foliage.
If you trim your bats your
self, let us sell you
ings; complete depart nent, sec
114-116 W. Second Street
Every department now at its best and there It
great advantage in getting first choice of the sea
eon's styles. Makers at the beginning of the
season "put the best foot forward", so to speak,
doing their utmost in values, styles and tailoring
in their effort to win our reorders. So wheth
er you wish a garment at $10 or $100 or any
price between you will find here nownot only
the greatest variety of styles, but also the best
possible money's worth.
Suits for Hisses and Small
Ve make a specialty of these suits and show
them in all the newest fall styles. They are fust
as carefully made and finished as the larger sizes
THE SEE HIVE
Suits at $10 to $50
A great showing of stunning
styles at these prices they
come in broadcloths, English
cheviots and dark novelty suit
ingsall chosen with extreme
care as to material and work
manship. Just the kind of suite
that are sure to please discrim
inating dreisers. We do not
charge for alterations and
should you not find your style
or size in this immense assort
ment we will take youn meas
ure and get you fust the suit you
want in ten days guaranteed.