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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. .DECEMBER 29, 1911.
to try the door with a skeleton key,!
but it was found that a key had been
inserted in the lock from the inside.
She immediately phoned to the police
station, and the body was afterwards
taken to Wheelan's undertaking par
lors. BEER IS SPILLED
ON ICY PAVEMENT
Found in Boom at 8 O'clock
Last Night by Police Of.
GAS WAS STILL ESCAPING
Evidence Before Jury Indicates De
ceased Had Failed to Tan
Off Jet on Retiring.
Jesse Haflelgh, a bartender at the
Kimball bouae in Davenport and who
bad previously worked at several sa
loons in this dty, was found dead in
his room at 1702 Fifth avenue last
night at 8 o'clock bj Officer Joseph
Frankhouaer, who had been summoned
by the landlady when all efforts to ob
tain a response from the occupant of
the room were unavailing. Death was
due to asphyxiation. The door, which
was locked from the inside, was broken
open, and Haflelgh was found cold in
death. His clothes were laid neatly
on a chair and the bed was practically
undisturbed. The gas Jet was found to
be turned on about one-fourth of the
way and the gas was escaping. Dr.
Carl Bernhardt was summoned, and
after an examination stated that in
his opinion the man had been dead
for two or three hours.
roarcsT is held.
At the coroner's inquest, which was
held at Wheelan's undertaking par
lors this morning at 9 o'clock, the fol
lowing verdict waa returned:
We, the undersigned Jurors, being
duly sworn to inquire of the death of
Jesse Haflelgh, on oath do find that he
came to hia death by accidental as
BEN F. BLOCHUNOER,
J. O. WHEELAN.
The landlady stated this morning
that she did not know Just when Haf
lelgh came home, as he worked alter
nate shifts, one from 6 p. m. to 10 p.
m. and another from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m.
She came home at 6 o'clock yesterday
afternoon and detected an odor of es
caping gaa, but thought it came from
the stove and paid no further attention
to the matter.
FIXD9 DOOR LOCKED.
After supper ahe went to Haflelgh's
room to make the bed, but found the
door locked. She again noticed the
odor of gaa and immediately became
alarmed. She stated that the dead
man had been drinking very heavily
since Saturday and feared that some
thing had happened. As the door was
locked, ahe asked one of the roomers
The apposition la that Haflelgh had
been drinking and had neglected to
shut the gas off tight upon retiring.
BOIE IX SfCSCATIXB. t
Haflelgh waa 50 years old. He was
born in Maryland and came to Rock
Island from Muscatine, at which place
he and hia family lived for the past
SI years. He was a single man.
Besides his mother, Mrs. Anna Haf
lelgh of Muscatine, he is survived by
three sisters, Florence and Edith Haf
lelgh and Mrs. C. F. Purdunn of Mus
catine, and two brothers, Charles of
Muscatine and Clarence of Centerville,
Iowa. Haflelgh waa a member of the
local bartenders union, and also the
Eagles and Moose. The remains will
be taken tonight to Muscatine for bur
ial. The funeral will be held Monday.
I t r i-s T)
vcv in rr.
"Birds of a feather
The men who desire ap
parel of quality flock into
It is a store that ap
peal to people of taste
and discrimination a
store in which the most
is sold at prices that must
proTe of undoubted at.
tractireness to alL
Whether you wish to
purchase a collar or the
finest suit of clothes in
the establishment you'll
find the service and the
values just the same.
Suits and overcoats.
Stag brand pants.
Wilson Bros, and Cluett
We've built this busi
ness on a customer-retaining
'Ilock Island's . Beat Value
DEATH OF MO LINER
Ray Hester Dies From Burns Re
ceived Yesterday Afternoon
Ray Hester, of the firm of Altz &
Hester, proprietors of the Moline
Cleaning and Dye works, 1418 Fourth
avenue, was fatally burned as result
of the explosion of gasoline in a still
which he was repairing in the rear of
the shop at 2:45 yesterday afternoon.
He died at City hospital, where he
was taken after the explosion. Mr.
Hester was soldering a pipe which
leaked and waa using a blow torch
to accomplish his purpose. The ex
plosion was accompanied by a loud
report. Flames completely enveloped
Mr. Hester and he at once started to
run to the rear of the lot and up the
alley leading to Fifteenth street He
did not utter a cry and his predica
ment was first discovered by Gust Ol
son, a dellveryman for Shallene
Bros., who was leaving the company'a
warehouse via the alley door. Mr.
Olson rushed to Hester and threw his
overcoat about him. A clerk from
the store of Fltzgibbon & DeWolf hur
ried with a pal of water to Hester's
aid and by this double method the
flames were partially checked. Others
lent assistance and tore the rest of
the burning clothing from Mr. Hes
ter's body. His hair was ablaze and
the skin over his entire body was hor
New Library Books
Brewery Company Delivery
Wagon Turns Turtle Just
After Leaving Plant.
WHOLE CASES BROKEN
Men in Crowd of Spectators Drink
Contents Remaining in the
" Damaged Vessels.
A delivery wagon belonging to the
Rock Island Brewery company turned
turtle this morning about 10 o'clock
Just after leaving the plant at Sev
enth avenue and Thirtieth street, and
in a few minutes the pavement in the
near vicinity was covered with Cross
Country beer, and a big crowd had
gathered about. Borne of the men
were rendered thirsty in an entirely
unaccountable manner and many of
the bottles which still houses a por
tion of their former contents were
tipped up and emptied, but not on the
The accident waa due to the slip
pery paving. As the wagon left the
asphalt of Seventh avenue and turned
north on the brick paving of Thirti
eth street the wheels began to slide
on the ice which covered the brick,
and despite the best efforts of the
driver and the team of horses, the
catastrophe could not ' be averted.
Beer large quantities of real Cross
Country was soon flowing down Thir
tieth street The driver escaped with
out injury and the horses were unhurt.
VETERAN'S SON ON
FIRST BIG TASK
Otto Fiebig Will Try to Open
Safe That Has Puzzled
St. Louis Experts.
JOB IS AT. VERMONT, ILL.
Charles Fiebig Accompanies Younger
Blan to Superintend Case
The following books have been re
ceived at the public library and will
be ready for circulation Saturday
morning. Dec 20:
"A tald of Old New York" Mrs.
A. E. Barr.
"Peter and Wendy" J. M. Barrla.
"Design In Theory and Practice"
, A. Batcbelder.
"Touring in 1600" E. S. Bates.
"The Modern Man's Religion"
"The Art of the Pianist" Harriette
"Selected Articles on Child Labor"
E. D. Bullock.
"Under the Prophet in Utah" J.
"The Fusing Force" K. H. Chap
"Lectures on Literature" Columbia
"Under Western Byes" Joseph
"The Man Who Could Not Lose"
R. H. Davis.
"A Likely Story" William De Mor
gan. "The JMeasure of a Man" Norman
"At Good Old Siwash" tteorz
"Mothers to Men" Zona Gale.
"Fundamentals of Agriculture' I
"Alloys and Their Industrial Appli
cations" E. F. Law.
"South Sea Tales" Jack London.
"The Business of Congress" S. W.
"The Coin f Carne" John Oxen
ham. "My Lady of Doubt" Randall Par
rish. "Selected Articles on the Parcels
Post" E. M. Phelps.
"Strawberry Acres" Mrs. G. L.
"The Changing Chinese" E. A.
"Essentials of Business Character"
H. O. Stockwell.
"Universities of the World" C. F
"A Text Book of Psychology' F
"The Psychology of Childhood"
"My Rag Ptcker" M. E. Waller.
"The Case of Richard Maynell"
Mrs. M. A. Ward.
"A Shorter Course in Woodwork
ing' C. G. Wheeler.
"Concerning Himself V. L, White
church. "Off the Main Road" V. I White
church. "The Minister's Social Helper" T.
"Hardening, Tempering, Annealing
and iForging of Steel" J. V. Wood-worth.
Grand leap year ball Monday even
ing. Jan. l, 112, at Rock Island In
dustrial hall. Welcome to all. Genu
50 cents, ladles free.
The greatest danger from Influenza le
of Its resulting in pneumonia. This can
bo obviated by using Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, as it not only cures la
fluenia, but counteracts any tendency
of the disease towards pneumonia. Sold
i tr all druggists.
In response to urgent summons
from Vermont, 111., Charles Fiebig and
Otto Fiebig left today for that city
to open a safe which la causing its
owner considerable worry through
having his valuable papers within its
confines. Otto Fiebig, son of the vet
eran safe expert and now a member
of the firm, is to try his skill on the
strong box, it being his first really im
portant task in the safe opening line.
Mr. Fiebig, Sr., baa retired from the
business, as "was told in these col
umns a week ago, but the fascination
for safe opening remains with him.
and he accompanied his son to aid
him if it was found necessary.
OTHER EXPERTS FAIL.
A very interesting story is connect
ed with the closed eafe. It seems
that there was a dissolution of part
nership in a Vermont furniture store,
and C. E. Mendenhall, the surviving
partner, found himself without the
combination to the safe. The other
partner had left the city but was
finally located. He readily gave what
he believed to be the combination,
but when tried on the box, the doors
remained obdurate. Experts from St
Louis were called in and several of
them labored with the safe but all had
to give up In despair. Then came the
call for Mr. Fiebig. He turned it over
to his sons, Frank and Otto, who are
now conducting the business, and the
latter accompanied by his father set
out to turn the trick.
COLORED DAMSEL IS
RELEASED FROM JAIL
No One Appears to Prosecute Ethel
Terry Ctutrles Aldrich Prom
ises to Leave Town.
Ethel Terry, colored, who was ar
rested several days ago for disorderly
conduct and whose case was continued
yesterday until this morning, was set
free because of the failure of the pros
ecuting witness to appear.
Charles Aldrich. while in a Dickled
condition, was found lying on a lounge
in a doctors office yesterday afternoon,
whither his wayward steps had led
him, and accordingly was given a less
comfortable but more appropriate bed
in the police station. This morainz
waa let go by Magistrate Smith on hia
promise to make for Chicago with
possible haste and sever show
face in Rock Ialand again.
Two Members Initiated.
Ucal lodge of Odd Fellows initiated
two candidates at a meeting held last
night A large class Is being worked
up for next month. Plans are now
being made to give an entertainment
of some sort, probably either a dance
or a card party, the date of which
will be announced later.
0ES MOINES MOVES TO
BAR GRIZZLY BEAR DANCE
Des Moines, Dec 19. Following a
severe criticism of the dance hails of
Des 'Moines by Miss Jessie Randall,
secretary of the public recreation
commission of Pittsburgh, Councilman
John Mac Vicar has asked the legal
SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY
AT 9:45 O'CLOCK.
25c SILK MU8LIN REM
NANTS 6c This sounds ri
diculously cheap but It is a
fact a little less than 200
yards of these 27 Inch silk
muslins In assorted colors
9:45 a. m. Choice ft
a yard .C
AT 10-30 O'CLOCK.
6c plump bleached tL
shaker flannel DC
AT 2 O'CLOCK.
10 yards of
AT 2. -30 O'CLOCK.
241 YARDS OF , SILK REM
NANTS AT 12'2C We won't
attempt to describe these
odds and ends, as there is a
little of everything value
are 39c to 85c a yard 241
yards ought not last many
minutes, so be on hand at
2:30 p.m. Choice q
a yard .JLQ.
AT 7:30 P. M.
About 15 pieces of the fav
orite Sarilla soft bleached
muslin always 8c at
this hour, a yard
. EXTRA SPECIAL.
WOMEN'S CROCHET SLIPPERS,
black, red, grey and blue, $1.00
values, Satrday M ff
V OFF We have taken out
all odd pairs and two and three
pair lots of lace curtains, all
will be closed out Saturday
only at just one-third less than
$2.00 NOVELTY WOOL
SUITINGS, 50c Only four
pieces ' at this price. Three
pieces of novelty stripe, navy,
brown and grey, and one grey
stripe and check combination
54 inches wide; we have sold
them until now for .OOPft
now they are, a yard . . U U U
SCARFS AND CENTER
PIECES, 48c We want to
start the New Year with a
clean stock just about 50
pieces of German cluny and
v some Battenburg scarfs and
centerpieces in this lot values
75c, 89c, $1.00 and A Q n
$1.25 take them at . . . T'OC
36-INCH BLACK TAFFETA
SILK, 48c We have just 87
yards of this silk left that we
want to close out, it's the last
of a discontinued line of black
silks. We have sold it close
at 89c a yard to
close at, a yard , . ,
HANDSOME GIFT BOOKS,
2 for 5c We don't know why
these haven't sold for 15c each
they are beautifully bound
with pretty colored illustra
tions and appropriate reading
matter just about 100 left
3c each, ....
DRESSES About 17 assorted
dresses, mostly the wanted
serges values up to $12.50
This Particular Saturday Is the Last
Business Day of the Year 1911
flWc want it to be a big one, so turn the day over to one
of bargain merry making where a little money will go a
long ways. The specials listed here are about one in ten
of what you will find on every hand.
25c BOXES OF STATION
ERY FOR 9c There are just
23 boxes of one kind and 13 of
another, both prettily decorat
ed fine quality of paper and
envelopes we don't wish a
single box left
take them at
SILK WAISTS Dressy
waists of silk taffeta, messa
line and chiffon, beauties, but
only one of a kind, not over
a dozen in all worth up to
$8.75, at CO 00
COAT S Grey, navy, white
and tan, slightly soiled in the
rush, so instead of 1 Qfl
$3.75 these are . . 4 I .OU
CHILDREN'S FURS About
ten grey bearskin
muffs, $1.25 ones
Nice fur sets, one of a kind
want to sell 'em Saturday si
these furs, values to
$4.50, go at ...
DRESS SKIRTS Dress skirts
of plain, navy and black pana
ma cloth, also some very pret
ty mixtures, excellent styles,
values to $5.00. just &t) QH
about 20 to sell, for 4aV.UU
SHIRT WAISTS About 50
or 60 shirt waists, white and
colored mostly $1.00 values,
pick quick 9 Or
CHOICE OF 25c JABOTS
AND COLLARS, 10c Not
many of these left, just about
four dozen in all; they are all
good style's, a little soiled and
mussed, so we don't want to
carry them over worth 25c,
every one of 'em take fl
your pick, each . I Uu
SOME 12' FLANNEL
ETTES FOR, 6c There are
only 18 part pieces in this lot,
but they are every one good
patterns and would sell for
12, however, we don't wish
to invoice them, so take
your choice at, a yard . , .DC
CHILDREN'S CO ATS
About 15 good winter cpats,
ages 2 to 14 years, up to $5.00
values, but small lot, so take
them now at,
Worsted checks, galetea cloth,
Percales, values mostly $2.50,
just a few left, but they are
JUMP FOR THESE About
35 dandy plaid blankets, all
that are left of over 500, so, to
sell them all Sat- 4 QQ
urday, we say .... I a0u
8c A YARD FOR FANCY
SWISSES Here is a bargain,
we have not quite 200 yards
of them dainty white, barred
Swisses with embroidered dots
and figured, easily
worth 25c, a yard
$12.50 DINNER SETS FOR
$6.25 We have just five of
these fine English china din
ner sets. They contain the
required pieces for setting a
table for twelve people and
have always sold at $12.50,
while they CD OC
50c LINEN PILLOW TOPS,
29c Not quite four dozen of
these left. They must go Sat
urday all stamped in good
patterns, both oblong and
square tops, OQo
choice at ..- .wv
BLACK AND COLORED
VEILINGS, 5c These are al
most a gift, but we are a little
long on veilings and want to
dispose of 25 ten-yard pieces
Saturday assorted colors and
styles of mesh average Z5c
value your choice at.
a yard . . . . .
$3.50 STATUARY FOR $1.38
There are just 19 of these
Italian Bronze statutes, assort
ed subjects and sizes $2.00 to
$3.60 values, clean C 1 QQ
'em up at . . 1.00
Odd Lots in Shoes to be Closed
Bargains in Men's, Women's and
Men's Goodyear sewed ehoea, $3.50 values In gun
metal and tan Russia calf,, button or lace, Saturday
only ., $250
Odd lots In Women's Shoes, $S.5o values. Sat 82-85
Odd lots in Womua'a Shoes, Si 00 values Sat. $1-98
Women's fur trimmed slipper.-, black wine or grey,
Woman's spiUts, black grey, red, "luj and tan, $1.00
valie, Saturday 48
Children's leather and cloth leggings for ages 2 to 10,
Chilrtreu's shoes, od-.i lots, virions kinds, every pair
worth twice too price you pay, Saturday while they
last $1 25
Along the Main Aisle
About 150 belts not to be invoiced. In the assortment
are silk and leather belts with buckles of all kinds.
They have gold up to $1.00. For Saturday they are
listed at 9c, 7c, 5c, 3c and 1
About 40 colored velvet bags with metal frames,
worth $1.25, for Saturday 50$
About 18 brush and comb sets, solid back brushes
with mounting, worth $1.00, for Saturday 57
Carpets and Rugs
2 rolls Axminster Carpet
$1.5o grade Saturday, only a yard
3 rolls Ingrain Carpet
Saturday only a yard .....
Two 9x10-6 Brussels Rugs-
Saturday only, each S8-95
12 only 27x54 Axminster Rugs, Saturday at.. $1-29
2 odd rolls Brussels Carpets
75c quality, Saturday only, a yard 49
In the Furniture Section
A few samples of which we have no duplicates, go
Worth. $5.50 $5 76 $7.80 $8.60 $8.70
Now $2.98 $3X0 $4.10 $4.79 $4.85
Only one of each of these left to go at these re
Worth.. $21.00 $55.00 $40.00
Now .$15.95 $22.50 $27.00
BIG LEATHER ROCKERS
Reduced to insure their speedy removal Saturday:
Worth ..$28.00 $85.00 $39.00 $45.00
Now ...$19.00 $22.00 $29.00 $34.00
Left overs from Xmas trade, perfect style and con
struction: . "
Worth ..$9.00 $14.00 $23.00 $28.00
Now $5.60 $11.50 $15.50 $21.5C
Here's Your Chance to Save
Read Every Item
Men's 75c percale shirts Saturday, only -48
Men's $1 percale shits. Saturday, only 69
Men's $1.5o shirts, Cluett brand, odd lots, only $1
Men's heavy fleeced shirts and drawers, only ..39
Men's Silk four-ln-tles, 75c and 50c kinds, 49c 39c
Men's 25c tecks, bows and four-in-hand ties, at 10
Men's Sweater Coats, $1.50 value Saturday only 98
Men's Sweater Coats, $4 value, Saturday only $3-25
Chldren's and Boys' Sweater Coats Saturday less 10
Curtain Department x
4 piece curtain net 25c value, Saturday .....14
5 pieces curtain net, 65c quality, Saturday yd. 49c
Only about 30 pairs curtains, 65c grade. Sat... 39
Saturday, the cloak department is your bargain ground. All
suits J price, no exceptions.
Lots of the finest kind oi coats 5 price.
All furs no exception price. '..m
And when McCabe's say price you know that means irom
the real former prices. .
It means Just what it says.
department of the city to prepare an
ordinance, by which the dance hails
will be placed under municipal super
vision. The "grizzly bear- and simi
lar dances. Including the "moonlight
dance," are to be tabooed if the ordi
nance is passed.
Man Friday Calls on Deneen.
Springfield, Dec 29. Garbed in cor
duroy coat and trousers, an American
beauty rose pinned in his buttonhole,
and a high-peaked fur cap on his head.
Oscar Daniel Buchecker of Three
Forks, Mont, visited the state bouse
yesterday and called for Governor De
neen. Buchecker told the clerk In
waiting that be was "Deneen's man
Friday.' His business, he said, relat
ed to a deal In which the governor
some time ago disposed of s large
ranch in Montana., -Governor Deneen
maae a siaiemem later in wnicn be
termed "Friday" a "bug" and said that
with his explanation the man bad gone
on bis wsy.
All the news all the time. Th