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FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1911.
kes them easy to buy
x in price. In our widely varied lines of summer things
thing more for the money than you would expect.
Values and variety
f showing you some new
wear in the good old sum-
g, the new soft collar stylet
detachable collars? How
nderwear? Wouldn't you
nderwear and companions
d hosiery and we would like
It a "B. & K." straw hat on
sead about in the maga-
ut if you want to have good
as your hat must be right.
n the well known Edwin
and M & K Special oxfords.
Jl lasts so that they "hug-
i when you buy here. We
ceep you cool and we give
bk better to you.
Your summer comfort de
pends largely on the underwear
you buy. You might as well
make sure you've the right kind
by coming to the M. & K. We
have the largest underwear
stocks in the trd-cities, offering
all styles, special value at 28a
39o and 'Vy-
Union nits, best values in
town at $1. See that window.
and other fixings.
We have the largest and
most attractive showing of
shirts that we have ever disu
played. Among them the new
est E. & W., Monarchy Eagle
and M. & K. special makes;
soft collar shirts, French cull
shirts, with detachable collars,
and all the other popular
styles and patterns. Special
Tub ties in 36 new patterns,
silk knit and all silk ties in the
latest designs at
25c and 50c
Pure silk, made from the fin
est Italian thread silk in black,
light gray, navy, heho, bur
gundy, cadet, tan, maroon, em
erald, green and taupe, guaran
teed quarter year; a pair 50c.
"For the man who cares,"
made over foot-form lasts and
they fit hugtite and feel right.
Also Commonwealth and M. Ss
K. perfect fitting low cuts, spe
cial value, $3, $4 and $4.50.
Elkskin Shoes with raw
hide solesthe summer
shoe for men.
i clothes then they
ylc and value.
nd dark effects 50c to
xfords. all leathers.
green and tan.
Oxfords and Elkskin
must fit and give service. We have
Boys Toughster Suits
are hard to wear out.
Because they have the right stuff in them. You will
think them good, indeed, at the litle price, $3.95, and
. they are
Boys' Blouse Waists 50c to $3
Boys' Play Suits 50c and 75c
Boys: Khaki Pants 50c
Best values in town Boys' Oxfords and
Elk-skin shoes the kind that wear.
75c, $1 and $1.50.
LIVES RUINED BY
Hoffman, Former Davenport
eriVlctima o3Inrder and
Stdcide-At Peoria. -
HAD - SEEN BETTER DAYS
C3Jsnaxrf Nljrht of
Dabaodmy Coroner In-vestlgatlng.
Porta, May li. Coroner Elliott
and dertecttrea -r busy;. endeavoring
to unravel th mystery surrounding
th death at Mr. and Mrs. Frank H.
Huffman, whose bodies were found on
a bed In. a one-room shack at the rear
of 618?8outh Adams street. Despon
dency, following a two days' spree on
drugs and liquor, Is thought by the
' police to, have led the couple to form a
: 6uidde pact The belief is that they
ended their lives by drinking poison.
J. B. McGowan, an axed chair re
pairer, occupant of the shack, who i $1,000 with Mrs. Lou Hoffman, wife
sleot in the room with tha m-. 1 of Frank H. Hoffman, beneficiary. It
Peers to Coroner Elliott "He had
threatened It mazy times since last falL"
Mrs. Maggie McCoy, proprietor of the
rooming house at 616 South Adams
street where Hoffman and his wife
had a room on the second floor, also
stated she had heard Hoffman threat
en to end his life.
"It Js the sam old story over
again,- said. Peers, "dope snd whisky
caused his downfall.''
According to Peers, Hoffman had
been agent for the Union News com
pany. When he was flourishing he
was-, located , at Dea Moines, Iowa, Ce
dsr'Raplds, Iowa, and Davenport
lost his posrnojr.
One year ago he went to Cedar
Rapids from 3es Moines and then
went tor Davenport He came to Pe
oria from Davenport last July." said
Peers. "Recently he lost bis position
with the Union News company
through the drug and drink habit.
understood that he and bis woman
have been endeavoring to get their
folks to help him. The last time I
saw him he was extremely despond
ent At one time he was the best in
his line in the-country."
Coroner Elliott found a life insur
ance policy held In the Prudential In
surance company. It is made out fcr
18 PLEAD GUILTY
Jail Prisoners Are Arraigned
in the County Court and
ALL UNDER INDICTMENT
Cases Had Been Certified From the
Circuit Brand Widening pro
ject - Under Advisement.
his wife last night and who discovered
the dead bodies, is being held at po
j M'GOWAS'S STORY.
I McGowan told the police that Mr.
i and Mrs. Hoffman had slept in his
jroom and that before going to bed
i Hoffman had requested him to call
is dated March 1, 1909: was made out
at IDes Moines, Iowa, and shows that
he was born in Texas Sept 19, 1576.
He gives hla occupation as a traveling
A traveling card found on his per
son Ehows that he Is a member of the
Knights of Pythias at Omaha, Coro
ner Elliott learned this morning that
Henderson at the time Hoffman mar
ried her. and It (is the belief of the
! officers her home is near Terre Haulo,
! City Chat
tifm o a'1sw1t Ufa . ,9 1 r trAa
rr,a c.m Mrs. Hoffman was a widow named
he slept on a-cot, drawn up beside the
"I reached over to touch Hoffman
i this morning and awaken him," said
! McGowan. "The man's forehead w as
i as cold as ice. I thought it was
strange he was so cold, so I sot up. I
.found him dead. " Next I tried to; TOWN SLAVE
awaken the woman and I foiwrt she! THE TOWIN -vt-
too. was dead. I hurriedly dressed He was going back to the soil this
and came here to the police station."' Bpring x
Offlcer Swarting was called and He had it all planned out:
sent to the house to ve-ify the old j He was going back where the birdies
man's story. The poiiceman founl! sing,
the bodies lying in bed as described! And peace reigns, past all doubt;
by Hoffman. Hoffman was lying on his ; But the theatres were all ablaze.
!ac k, his head thrown back, a faint So he lingered on a few more days.
Finite on his face. There-were no signs
of his having struggled or been in con-
I DEAD SEVERAL HOIK.
The body of Mrs. Hoffman was be
'side that of her husband, lying partly
' on its side. Her face was turned to
ward her husband. The first thing the
officer saw was a small paper clutched
He was going back to the soil, sure
He was tired of city life;
He said: "Now watch your uncle drop.
This round of toil and strife."
But the lights of town shone forth at
So he just put off that country flight.
tightly in the band of Hoffman. It j He ha;1 figured out that the farmer
i was such a paper as druggists wrap wins
powders in. A thin dust of some! Tne grcatest prize good health;
powder still clung to the wrapper, j The town. la ng but the haunt of
inis was carernny taicen irom mo
hand of the man and turned over to :
j Coroner Elliott and may throw some , But he tarried to har a diva sing,
iignt on tne Rina or poison usea o . ,tv,aa . . tnn lat to thlg BDrin.
I'll turn my back on its wealth.
the pair to end their lives.
On a stand beside the bed was an :
empty whisky bottle. A glass stood j
near partly filled with the liquor, j
Empty beer bottles were strewn about !
the room. The piaca was iu a filthy!
condition, with dirty bed clpihes and j
bedding thrown everywhere. Litter
and dirt filled the room. The clothing
jworn by the mr.n and woman was fil
! thy beyond description.
Both bodies were rigid when found
jand it is the belief of Coroner Elliott j
! that the couple had been dead several ;
'hours before discovered by McGowan. j
j HAD TIIItCATKNKD StICIDE.
i That Hoffman and bis wife hadj
been in far better circumstances is iu-;
'dicated by papers and letters found
(among their effects and a statement
;made by T. L. Peers, a Union News
i agent, who knew them before they
icame to Peoria.
"There is no doubt in my mind tnat
Hoffman committed suicide,"
Next year, no doubt, he'll make the
Unto the distant farm:
He'll resolutely close his heart
Against the city's charm;
But the city only roars: "You shan't
You 'shan't because, Yo slave, you
Hyomel Cures Catarrh Without
Stomach Dosing, or Money Back.
Yes, dear reader, catarrh can be
cured; but not by pouring vile, nause
ating drugs into tne stomach.
And catarrh germs thrive, flourish
and multiply in the nose and throat.
Can you kill thtse tough and persist
ent little health destroyers by swallow
ing pills or nostrum? Any physician
will tell you it cannot be done.
Hyomei (pronounced High-o-me) is
a germ killing vaporized air which,
when breathed either through the
mouth or nose, will kill catarrh germs
and soothe and heal the inflammed
and mutilated membrane promptly. It
gives relief in two minutes.
Hyomei is such a powerful germ de
stroyer that it peuerrates every fold
and crevice of the mucous membrane
of the nose and throat.
A complete outfit, which Includes
Inhaler, a bottle of Hyomei and simple
Instructions for use, costs Jl.
Should you need a Becond bottle of
Hyomei the price is only 50 cents.
Harper House pharmacy and leading
druggist everywhere sell Hyomei.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Kerler Rug company, cleaners.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Vacuum carpet cleaning; west 1117.
Freeh dressed chickens at Schroeder's.
Picnic bams, 9 cents a pound at
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 131C Third avenue.
H . T. Siemon wants your tin and
eaid ' furnace work; 152G-1528 Fourth ave
Loans on real estate security. Al
bert Huber, People's National bank
Attend the dance at Moose hall
May 19 given by the ladies auxiliary
of the Moose.
A good place to trade Sittie &
Stahmer's sanitary grocery, 615 Seven
f ntil May 13th, I will be in my office
in the afternoons only from 1:30 to
4:30. Those wishing dental work
make note of this and call during
those hours. Dr. E. P. Ames.
Eighteen of the men whose cases
were certified to the county court af
ter Indictments had been returned
against them by the May grand jury,
were taken before Judge R. V. Olm
sted yesterday afternoon and given
opportunity to enter pleas. In each
case the prisoner confessed his
guilt The court took notice of the
fact that they had all been in jail,
some of them for long periods, and
this fact was considered In deter
mining the sentences. The prison
ers, the charges against them and
their sentences In each case follow:
Albert G. Anderson, larceny ,40
Samuel Camp, larceny. 15 days.
Louis Fredenburg, larceny, 15
Elmer Johnmann, Jarceny, 10
Charles H. Loppe. larceny, 60
W. J. Downey, assault with dead-"
ly weapon, 30 days.
Julius Master, malicious mischief,
Ronald Hicks larceny. 15 days.
Charles MaTh'aney, assault with
deadly weapon, 10 days.
Robert Frlzzelle, larceny, . SO
Burt Davis, larceny. 15 days.
George Baker, larceny, 30 days.
Albert Ott, larceny, 60 days.
George Holies, larceny, SO days.
Albin Olson, assault with deadly
weapon 60 days.
Edward Stone, larceny, 30 days.
Thomas Ryan, receiving stolen
property, 6 0 days.
Arthur McKInney, larceny.
CAPE UNDER ADVISEMENT.
The Fifth avenue. Moline, widen
ing project, which has, been before
the county court for several months,
was taken under advisement this
morning by Judge Olmsted after the
attorneys for both sides had made
their final argument. The plaintiffs
in the case are seeking to widen
Fifth avenue where it Is not the reg
ulation width and the defendants are
seeking to prevent the improvement.
WHITE FLOWERS FOR
MOTHERS' DAY FEW
Florists of Three Cities Ask That
They Be Worn for Dead Alone
Others for Laving.
The Tri-City Florists' club at a meet
ing in Davenport last night voted to
ask the people of this vicinity to take
cognizance of the unusual scarcity of
white flowers this spring in the ob
servance of Mothers' day next Sun
day. Realizing that it will be impos
sible to supply all with white flowers
to wear on that . occasion the florists
united in the request that white flow
ers be worn for the dead, only and
that those of other colors be worn
for the living.
Fresh country butter,
Fancy ripe strawberries,
two quart boxes for. 25c
Sweet navel oranges,
per dozen 2c
Large ripe bananas,
per dozen "J5c
Home grown asparagus,
two pounds for .... 25 C
Fresh leaf lettuce,
per pound 12V2C
Home grown green onions
six bnches for 10c
Home grown rhubarb,
six bunches for .... IQc
Home grown radishes,
three bunohes for . . 1 0c
five pounds for .... 25c
per pound 3q
Fine brick or cream
cheese per pound ... 18C
Six 5 cent cans Pet
cream for 25c
Five pounds hand picked ,
navy beans for ..... 25c
Six pounds broken Japan'
rice for , . . 25c
Eight bars Lenox soap
Ginger snaps,, soda or
two pounds for ... J5C J
Picnic hams, nice and lean,
for Saturday only
per pound . . . .- IQc !
per pound 17C
per pound ,...
Jersey Cream flour,
towel sacks, guaranteodVf
per sack mmmM $13
Phone onri order--early. ?
)t thejeity. . v , !
Old phone ,Cetf4 43, jJfeBr'CeT'O
Quick Relief for Rneumatlsnv
George W. Koons, Lawtoa, Mica.,
says: "Dr. Detchoa's Relief for
Rbeuciatisn has given my wife
wonderful benefit for rhemiratlam.
She could notlift baud-or-foot had
to be lifted for two months. She
began the use of the remedy and
Improved ..rapidly. On Monday she
could not: move and ; on Wednesday
she got vjfi drso d herself and-walked
out for breakfast." Sold byOtto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue.yRock
Jsland and Gust Schlegel, 20 f West.
Second street Daveaport y?
y. i - ': . -
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NEW CONCRETE FIRM
READY FOR BUSINESS
De Sehackel & Hancq Form Partner
ship to Do Concrete Work of
Leo De Schinckel and Henry Hancq
both of this city, under the Arm name
of De Schinckel & Hancq. 931 Four
teenth avenue, are now prepared to
furnish estimates on ail kinds of con
crete work; sidewalks, foundations,
concrete blocks, etc., with a guarantee
that all contracts will be tilled in a
workmanlike and satisfactory manrytr.
Experienced in this line they are cer
tain to enjoy a large patronage.
Samual R. Daxon
House Moving, Raising
V. 1692, Hock Island.
614 Fourth St. Old phone
Hour and a Half Service Saturdays and
Sundays on the Rock island
Comencing Saturday, April 29, the
Rock Island Southern will run tratns
every hour and a half, from 7 a.m. un
til 11:30 p. m., from Rock Island to
Monmouth on Saturdays and Sundays.
On other days the present thre-hour
schedule will be maintained. Special
round trip rates will be sold every
day, effective April 30, as follows: Be
tween Rock Island and Taylor Ridge,
45c; Reynolds, 60c; Matbersrille, S0c;
Gilchrist, $1; Aledo, 11.25; Burgess,
11.25; Norwood, 1.35; Monmonth,
tl-75; Galesburg, 2. For further in
formation telephone North 3628.
All the news all the time The
Our Saturday attractions are only samples of ourfevery day bar
gains. Our small expenses enable us to mark thei highest quality
, of goods it exceptionally small prices. We bavetrecelved another
lot of handsome gilt frame pictures, size 12x24 and 14x28, with
beautiful views to be sold for only $1.29
Ladies' long kimono, cool and dainty, for summer wear,
$1.25 values for 99c
Men's summer underwear, 25c values for . . . 19c
36-inch linen finish goods, fine material, yard I2V2C
Embroidery insertion .anil edgings, yard 5(j
White silk scarfs suitable for evening wear, high grade
values for only .". , 4 5c
Regular 8c- Amoskeag apron gingham for Saturday, yard .... gc
Men's working pants, $2.25 values, only a few elzesleft for $ 1 , 50
Parisiana la the most up-to-date rorset. Satisfacilon guaranteed
or money refunded, from . ,. . . . $1.00 up
In Our Grocery Dept. J
Quaker corn flakes, Saturday only, four packages t,r 25c
Jello of all flavors, three packages for 25c
Japan rice per pound . . . 5c
Yeast Foam, per package . 3C
Lilac-roBe glycerine soap, three bars for 25o
Santa Claus soap, seven bars for 25c
Sugar, 20 pounds for 1 $1.00
White Rose flour, per sack $1.3&
Fancy large olives, per jar . . . . 25o
Headquarters for Fruits and Vegetables.
S4-rm 1615-1617 2d Ave.
LUl H Rock Island, 111.