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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1908. '
WAS THE CAUSE
OF HIS DEATH
So Coroner Eckhart Was Called
on to Investigate Death of
Joseph De SJover.
WAS INJURED IN A FIGHT
Jury, However, Finds No Connection,
and the Cases Against Two
Men Are Dismissed.
Joseph De Slover died Saturday
night at St. Anthony's hospital, where
he had been confined but two days.
May 29 De Slover was one of the prin
cipals in a fistic encounter in the
west end of the city and it was claim
ed that he had received an Injury
hich might have been a partial
cause of his death. Accordingly Cor
oner L. V. Eckhart was notified, and
an inquest was held. In the meantime
the police arrested Paul Pouwell and
Alphonse De Cleene on charges of as
sault with intent to kill, pending the
decision of the coroner's jury.
Aulopny In Held.
In order to definitely determine the
character of the man's injury and to
what extent it had been a cause of
death, n autopsy was conducted by
Dis. Joseph De Silva, A. E. Williams
and. Alfred Stocker. The physicians
testified that death more probably was
due to peritonitis and complications
than to any injury, but that the in
jury, if there had been one, possibly
superinduced the cause of death. The
jury accordingly returned a verdict
finding death to have been from un
known causes, and on the recommen
dation of the state's attorney, who
assumed charge of the inquest, the
two men were released and the cases
against them dismissed.
Hurt to Fight.
It seems that May 29 the dead man
and the other two, one of them, Pou
well, is his brother-in-law, engaged. in
an encounter near a saloon on Tnird
avenue and Fifth street. It was
claimed that DeSlover had been struck
and kicked, and it was the effect of
the kick which was thought to have
teen a factor in causing death, -as the
man was supposed to have sustained
an injury to certain organs.
' The day following the fight, De
Slover had Pouwell and De Cleene ar
rested for assault and battery, and
fach was fined $5 and costs and re
leased? it 'was not until a few days
ago that De Slover's condition became
serious and he was taken to the hos
pital. Funeral tn Helil.
De Slover was a native of Belgium,
where he was born in 1S61. He is
survived by his wife and three chil
dren. He resided on Fourteenth ave
.nue and Sixth street. '
The funeral was held this afternoon
at 3 o'clock from the St, Paul's church
op Twenty-fourth street. Burial took
pljice at St. Mary's cemetery."
fStxrietv news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be. Kindly received and published.-. But
in either ease the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address. 1 -
Spickler - Caughey. Announcements
have been received here of the wed
ding June 4 at Pendleton, Ore., of
Charles E. Spickler, formerly of this
city, and Miss Amanda Caughey of
Pendieton, Mr. Spickler is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Spickler of Anda
lusia. He is a veteran of the Spa.n-ish-American
war, having served with
Company A of this city. '
Announce Approaching Marriage.
Announcement is nfade of the ap
pffaaching marriage of Miss Mabel
May Stuehmer, daughter' of Mrs. E.
C. Adams, West Second street, Daven
port, to' Charles Goff of this city. The
North Star Refrigerators
How many of your hard earned dollars go up In ice each year? A
great many , more than you would like to have, undoubtedly. The "main
question" with most of us Is how we can" best reduce this number of
dollars to a minimum. The solution of the problem lies with the re
frigerator.' ' .' ' ; ;
The price you
pay today for a re
frigerator is but
a small part of
the price you will
pay in the life
time, of the re
frigerator tor. Ice..
. If you buy a
North . Star Re
frigerator, you re
duce your Ice ex
penses to an ab
Why is the
Northc Star Re-
We should be pleased to show
ceremony will take place at the rec
tory of St. Anthony's Catholic, church,
Davenpqrt, the morning of June 30,
Rev. D. J. Flannery officiating. After
the ceremony the young people will
go for a trip to Missouri and upon
their return will make their home in
this city. Mr. Golf is on the staff of
the Rock teland Union and both he
and his bride-to-be have many friends
in. the three cities who will join in
heartiest best wishes.
Mrs. J. M. Weiss of Everisl.Iowa,
will sail for Europe June 24. '
J. F. Darby of Muskogee Is spend
ing the day with old friends in the
city. ' , , . - -.'
Colonel C. W. Durham is at the Mud
lavia baths at Kramer, Ind., for treat
ment. ... ,
MiSs Elma Heckler of Chicago is
visiting her cousin. Miss Charlotte
Mr. and Mrs. James T. O'Connor
and son, Jerome, have returned from
a visit to Chicago.
-Charles Woodin, 'Fred Hagadorn and
Ben Laflin returned from Illinois uni
Miss Beryl Titterington will leave
tomorrow evening for a ..five weeks'
visit at Hamilton, Mo.
W. D. Gall leaves this evening for
Fort Steele, Wyo., where he has ac
cepted a position as sawyer. '
Mrs. Harry A. Dystin of Chicago is
visiting at the home of Mrs. O. L.
Pratt, 723 Twenty-ninth street.
Dr. W. H. Ludewig has returned
from the meeting of the American
Medical association at Chicago.
Mrs. C. F. McLean and children
have gone to Champaign, 111., for a
visit of several weeks with friends.
Mrs. Ida Lundy, principal of the
Longfellow school, leaves tomorrow
for a month's visit at Ottumwa, Iowa.
Miss Hazel Munger left today to at
tend " the commencement exercises at
the University of Illinois. Her broth
er, Guy, is a member of the gradua
ting class in mechanical engineering.
Rev. W. C. Schultze left this morn
ing for Warrenton, Mo., to attend the
commencement exercises of Central
WTesleyan college, of whose board of
trustees he is a member. He will re
turn Friday evening.
Miss Julia Mcllvaiirleft last evening
for California where she will make I
was at the station to wish her bon
voyage. She was presented with a
number of handsome gifts by mem
bers of her club.
Mrs. M. E. Potter and family re
turned from Washington Saturday
night, having attended the commence
ment exercises of the National Cathe
dral school at Mount St. Albans which
Miss Marguerite Potter attended dur-.
iug the past year. -
Miss Millard T. Stevens, past com
mander of Island City tent No. 1022,
K. O. T. M., left this morning for To
ledo, Ohio, to be in attendance as del
egate. from the Seventy-fifth district at
the biennial review of the society,
commencing Wednesday.'Tlune 10. Re
affirmation of Great Commander N. S.
ISoynston's administration against a
strong opposition will be a leading
topic of the convention.
Advertised List No. 23.
The following is a list of uncalled
for letters for the week ending June C:
Mrs. J, M. Browder, J. M. Collins.
George B. Cluett, Mrs. Myra Croft,
J. R. Danforth, Jessie Diamond, C
Eversole, Mrs. E. ., Goodrich, James
Hutchinson, Miss Cora Harrison, Mrs
E. Hail, Miss Ida Jacobs, M. M. Kane.
King & Vierck, Miss Fannie Lane,
Miss Mrea Loud, Arthur Lannon &
Son, Mrs. L. Moris, William Maddison,
Mrs. Jim Porter. Mrs. J. Rathburn
Rev. R. T. Thornton.
Foreign Henri Linclan.
HUGH A. J. M DONALD, P.M.
The Vemie Mac was north and
the Helen Blair was up from Musca
, The stage of water was ll.C at 7 a
m. and 11.70 at noon.
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere in Rocfc
Island. Both phones, north 169.
t rigerator , more
economical in the .
use of ice than
any other refrig
erator on the
market. - -. -
"Jecause .it Is
the only , refrig
with t granulated
cork, which, ac-;
cording . to ' all
6clentific t tests,
transmits a less
number of units
of heat than any
tor. . ' :." '- ' '
you our rery complete line of North
TAKING A CENSUS
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Biennial Count of Children Of
School Age is Begun in
TEACHERS DOING THE WORK
Use Tengwall System and Compile
Complete Register of Every .
Family in Town.
Today the work of taking the school
census of the city was commenced un
der the direction of the board of edu-'on
cation. This census is one that iaim wua assawn. ana Dattery, ana
taken every two years, according to swore ' out a peace warrant against
law, and it is a practical census of the hlm Tne evidence submitted showed
city. The work is being done by four:,. . ' , . . , , , , .
of the city school teachers the cIty i at Etzel had , come home intoxicated.
k i v iJ JT. teachers the city confllied his wife ln her roo and af.
being divided into several districts to . . ... .. . . , .
c .i. i rp,u j,i . ; i V ter- stunting the doors and windows.
of Twelfth street Is being covered by
Mrs. Louise M: Koch; E. L. Philbrook
is securing the data in the business
district east of Fourteenth street and
nni.th , f Civil, nirriiiiin I. ntf tlm.
nui ii ui uiAiu avenue iv 1 11 CJ 1. 1 1 j 1 1 ill
, ... . . . .
its, and Miss Maude Robertson and
uti t tj . t i
Miss Lou M. Harris are obtaining the
.,.,. , .
statistics for the district south of Sixth
o a n, rr,.,rtu ot,aat
" ' Tcot . i Villi. Oiivn '"I..
the city limits.
i complete Record. .
The system adopted by the board is I
that known as the Tengwall. The j
blanks show the name of the father, I
motner, or guardian, of the lamily;
the street and number; and the total
l e j . i . i i i 1 1. .
uumuer oi resiueius m uie uouse, uoiu
male and female. The names of the
persons of school age are given, with
the .exact date . of birth, age at last '
birthday, and, place of birth. A sum
mary gives the total number under 21,
both boys and girls; the total number
under the age of 6; the number in
schools other than the public schools;
and the number between the ages of
12 and 21 who can not read nor write.
The cause of neglect to educate is also
to be stated.
It can. readily be seen that when
DECLARE CONFIDENCE IN
STATE'S ATTORNEY SCOTT
The following testimonial, which hs
been prepared and offered for" publica
tion, is a highly complimentary vindl-
ation of State's Attorney J. K. Scott.
It comes from leading business and
professional men as well as represen
tatives of the clergy of Rock Island,
city and county, irrespective of parti
sanship, and is 'endorsed ' in 'view of
persistent assaults ' that have been
made upon his character "and upon the
conduct of his office:
We, the undersigned, citizens of
Rock Island county, independent of
any political affiliations, and bearing
in mind the continued misrepresenta
tion of State's Attorney John K. Scott,
take this opportunity to publicly ex
press our endorsement of the conduct
of the office of state's attorney of this
county, by John K. Scott, at a time
that gentleman was submitted to the
most outrageous personal atJacks from
an unreliable source. I
Mr. Scott has not only Voved him
self in every way to be a faithful and
efficient public servant, but he per
formed the functions of his office in
a manner that showed him to be im
partial and fearless in the discharge
of his duty, when it was this impar.
tiality and fearlessness, this refusal
to be "handled," which caused the at
tacks. We acknowledge that above all
the- power of the state's attorney of
fice contrary to the malign influence
referred to, has been used always in
the interest of the people and not at
the "behest of that in Alien c or any
other individual. We believe that Mr.
Scott is a man who can not be influ
enced to do other than that which he
is satisfied Is absolutely right In the
discharge of his duties. '
H. C. Schaffer, mayor.
Medill, real estate."
M. T. Rudgren, city clerk.
F. O. VanGalder, ' editor
C Hellpenstell, calhier Peoples Na
tional bank. ' ; '
J. J. Quinn, dean St. Joseph's church
"Charles McHugh, vice president and
ManaL.'ijof Harper House company.
C. W. Hawes, head clerk M.,W A;j
James McNamara, deputy? head J
clerk M. W. A.
C. L. Silvis, dentist
L. S. McCabe, president L. S. Mc-
Cabe & Co. ?
Phll Mitchell, president State Bank
of Rock Island. f . ' - ' ;
! C. B. Marshall, S'earle & Marshall,
attbrneys. " , ". ... ..-..i. ; ;
H. E. Casteel, president "Rock. Is
land National bank. ;
M. B. Simmon, cashier Rock Island
National and Central Trust banks, v
Morris S. Heagy, vice president Cen
tral Trust & Savings bank. : ;
E. D. Sweeney, Sweeney & Walker,
attorneys. , .- .
C. L. Walker, Sweeney & Walker,
F. K. . Rhoads, treasurer of . Argillo
works.. , . 1 -
Presley Greena wait, cashier Rock
Island Savings bank.
. Granville H. Sherwood, rector Trin
ity parish. ; - . ; -;.',,
Charles R. Nourse, manager Stand'
ard Table Oil Cloth company.
William McEniry, attorney at, law.
B. C. Hartz, president Harts, & Bahn.
sen Drug company. - ....
Henry Carse, president Carse &
complete the information will comprise
a complete register of the children of
school age in the city, and will also be
a fairly accurate count of the city's
population. ' ' v
It Is expected that a considerable In-
crease will be shown by this year's
figures over those pf the school cen
sus of two years ago.
GETS HEAVY FINE
FOR BEATING WIFE
George Etzel Could Not Convince Jus
: tice That Her Bruises Were Result
of an Accident.
George Etzel was arrested Saturday
complaint of his wife, who charged
proceeded to beat her severely, as the
marks on her face and body Indicated.
Etzel tried to convince Justice. Wells
that the marks on his wife's face had
been .received in a fall down some
. . . . . ,. . i
.steps, but the justice was unconvinced,
' , ' . . . , '
and Etzel was held under $100 bond
. , - , ' .
,to keep the peace for six months, and
' . m,nn . , ,,
"was fined ?100. He was sent to jail
j, , 1
l" fpcu" l"T
W, H. Deters was arrested Saturday
on ,mt)ialnt of William Stilz. who
charged him with assault and battefy.
Justlce j. H. Cleland heard the case
thls moraing and fined Deters $3 and
wiah Yniln? answprert a Phr of
disorderly conduct which Philippina
Bartel brought, against him, and was
fined $1 and costs.
Because Charles . Rehley used Im
proper language to his landlady, Mrs.
Anna Good, she had him arrested and
placed under bonds to keep the peace.
Don't starve yourself by dieting, for
the body needs all sorts of food.' Eat
what you need of the foods that you
want, and let Kfodol, for a little time,
do the digesting.
Joseph L. Haas, master in chancery.
Fred T. Meyers, president Rock Is
land" Business Men's association.
Harry M. McCaskrin, attorney at
law. ... : ;. .
William M. Reck, yice president L.
S. McCabe'& CoV
Warren ' H. Reck, treasurer L. S.
William S. McCombs, Young & Mc-
Combs. 1. '. . v -
Frank Young,' Young & McCombs.
Lucian Adams,, attorney at law.
B. F. Knox, undertaker. ,
John Tremann." H. Tremann's Sons.
Henry W. Tremann, H. Tremann's
Sons. - -
R. B. William," pastor First M. E.
C. J. Larkln, ' contractor and vice
president Rock Island Club.
Ed W, Lewis, vice president Lewis
Roofing company. "
E. H. Guyer, attorney at law
Ed B. Kreis, with E. H. Guye-.
C. K. Mlxter, treasurer and super
intendent Rock Island Stove company.
, M. E. Sweeneyattorney at law.
Robert Rexdale, supreme secretary
Fraternal Tribunes. .
W. H. Dart, president Henry Dart's
L. Salzmann, Clemann & Salzmann,
J. R. Hollowbush, physician and sur
J. P. Comegys, physician and sur
geon. . ... "
J. H. Trimble, secretary Southern
Pine Lumber company.
Hugh E. Curtis, attorney at law.
James E. Reidy, real estate and In
T. B. Reidy, real estate and in
Louis Ostrom, physician and sur
geon. , -
J. F. Myers, physician and surgeon.
George P. Staudubar, architect, and
Louis V. Eckhart, chief of police.
F. , A. Smith, medical director M.
W. A. .-. -.
John A. Murrin, livery.
M..H. Sexton,-Bauersfeld & Sexton.
Thomas H. Thomas, druggist,
W..T. Channon, Channon & D
W. L. Gansert, wholesaler and man
ufacturer. -..'", ..1
Jesse. E. Spencer, attorney at law. ;
Ralph Dart,, physician and surgeon
John T. Stafford, attorney at law.
R. C. Wlllerton, chief clerk Harper
house. : , ; " '
Henry". J- Prick; lrvery.i " "
J. V. fcavanaugh, 'superintendent of
water-works. ,-; r '. ' .; ." ;
David Don, stoves and hardware."
Sam W. Bowlby, music house.
..Joseph Tjelger wholesale cigar man
ufacturer.. !-..,.. -
. Ferd LevyM' Levy & Son.
E. B. Stone, manager Port Byron
Lime association. "
E. -V. , Ramser. vJ. Ramser Jewelry
house.- :. V ; : '
A. J. Lloyd, gent's furnisher.
T. F. LaVelle, clothier.
: Louis Kbhn," Mosenfelder & Kohn,
George A. Price, president Boston
Shoe company. . .
- M. C. Rice, proprietor London Cloth
ing company." v .
F. J. Math, confectionery.
J. A. Gustafson, Gustafson & Iljayes.
Fred Bleuer, jeweler. x
J. T. Marron, president Electric Con
ON A TROLLEY TO THE GREAT JOY PARK. FIRST TUESDAY CON
CERT BY PETERSON'S" BAND-7TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND
EVENING DANCING IN THE EVENING.
THIS FIRST CONCERT DAY IS TO BE CALLED
Rock Island Day
AND AS AN ADDED ATTRACTION AND COMPLIMENT TO ALL ROCK
ISLANDERS, THE SWEET SINGER
Miss Gertrude Garse
HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO BE THE SOLOIST.
A PROGRAM OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT WILL BE RENDERED BY
THE PETERSEN BAND CONCERT TO BEGITJ AT 7:45 O'CLOCK.
ALL ROCK ISLAND FOLKS ARE ESPECIALLY URGED TO BE PRES
ENTFOR" THIS WILL BE ROCK ISLAND NIGHT AT THE
DINE AT THE
Btruction company. '.. .
W. H. Dickmann, vice president
Electric Construction company.
George H. Kingsbury, art dealer.
John J. Ullemeyer, clothier.
Lothar Harms, Harms hotel.
A. J. Riess, druggist.
Wr. E. Bailey, real estate and Insur
R. C Benson, feed and grain dealer. '
William Ullemeyer, druggist.
George Wr. Bennett, manufactufw. j
William Trefz,' Spencer & T.refz Ex-!
press company, j
11U1 I J il. 'ilUUUtllU, H ill t .HUlt UI1U n
L. R. Crane, Hub Clothing company.
Albert Meyer, real state and in
surance. C. H. Lininger, real estate and in
C. J. Smith, Smith Printing company.
Robert Bennett, real estate and in
surance. August E. Lamp, proprietor Harper
house barber shop,
E. E. Reynolds, proprietor Crandall's
S. B. Stoddard, agent D., R. I. & N.
W. Railway company.
M. McNealy, foreman Union Electric
George Stroehle, musician.
M. J, Murphy, retired.
A. H. McCandless. dentist.
John Rinck, deputyNcounty clerk.
W. C. Schoemaker, dentist,
w'illiam Roth, president Rock Island
Wood works. : : . .
J. M. Schaab, fegj and grain. ;
T. A. Herzog superintendent Rock
Island Sash & Door works.
A. G. Anderson! treasurer and man
ager Augustana Book, concern.
C. L. Ackerlind," foreman Augustana
Book enncern. ' , , ,
Swain "Pearson, president National
Neck "Yoke company..
M." I. Lewis, Morris & Lewis.
Joseph De:Silva, physician and sur
geon. ' , ; .
F. G. Allen. vice president Moline
Plow company. .
Burton F. Peek, attorney and treas
urer Deere Plow . company. '
W. A. . Rosenfield, president Moline
Wagon company. . ' . .
C..R. Stephens, secretary and super
intendent Moline Plow company. v
C. A. Banister, treasurer Moline
L." C. Blandlng, . assistant treasurer
Moline Plow company.
r O. r F. ; Anderson,- - cashier Moline
Trust & Savings bank,1 Moline. ;
Sol Hlrsch, cashier State1 Sayings
Bank & Trust .company, Moline. '. .
C. W. Lundahl, cashier Peoples 'Sav
ings Bank & Trust 'company, Moline.
W. V. Richards, accountant Moline
Plow company.," " " .- -
W. George Helder, contractor. Mo
line... - v '. . ". . : .
Thomas R- Lees. Kraab & Lees,
A REMOH COME TAKE A TROL-
INN DON'T BE
FOR MUSCATINE, BURLINGTON
DAY AT 4 P. M.
For Muscatine Saturday and Sunday
Stearmer Columbia Excursion every Saturday
C. J. MANGAN, AGENT.
Telephones New 5158. Old . 188 West.
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STRECKER . LEWIS
f 1429-1431 SECOND AVENUE.
fUHi'.U .,tl.HII).IJ II P
""'Tiil i I
AND KEOKUK EVERY WEEK
At 4 P. M.
At 4 P. M.
A VARNISH AND STAIN
Why not give your floors a" coat of
Jap-a-Lac, and have them look bright
The natural Jap-a-Lac - Is a clear,
transparent finish, which driea hard
with a beautiful luster.
Call and get a Bample can.
We also have a full line of Wall
Paper, Room Mouldings, Brushes, etc.
- Estimates furnished on all kinds of
Painting and Paper Hanging.
"IT DON'T HURT A BIT."
1715 Second, ave,T London Bids.