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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1919,
Edward Hale Bowman, Re
spected Citizen, Answers
Summons of Death.
SON OF STURDY PIONEER
WHO DIED THIS MORNING
LIVED HERE LIFE TIME
Wm Oldoat Ron of Dr. K. H. Ikw-;
man. One of Flint Settlers In
Edward Hale Bowman,
and respected resident
tikhsod away at
mornlnc at Tils
illness lasting about
months. A complication of diseases
resulted in the death of one of Rock
Island's best known native sons. Al
though in poor health, Mr. Bowman in
sisted on bf-ing up and around during
his illness, and as late as Jan. 4 be
v.as at his office in the Safety build
in)?, here he conducted a real estate
and Insurance business.
nOB I ROCK ISLAXU.
Mr. Bowman was the oldest son of
the late Dr. E. H. Bowman, one or
Rock Island county's earliest settlers.
He was born March 1, 1M4. Practi
cally all of hli life, with the excep
tion of a few years, was spent in this
KT TO CIVII. WAR.
When only 10 years old Mr. Bow
man went south to fight the secession
ists. Ho went with a company
formed of Knox college student!, of
whom be was one. His father bad al
ready joined the ranks, and the eon
followed suit, defpite bis tender years.
The announcement of bis step was
characteristic. It contained simply the
information without embellishments
that be bad packed up and left with
ELECTED CIRCVIT CLERK.
Upon bis return from the war, Mr.
Bowman served as professor of pen
manship at tbe Davenport Business
college for a time and then entered the
railway mail service. In 1866 be mar
ried Miss Ellen Slnnet, daughter of
Alanson Slnnet, a Rock Island pioneer.
Mrs. Bowman died In 1876, and ia!8"8
Mr. Bowman again married, this time
to Miss Anna F. Allen of Geneaeo, who
died in March, 1910. At the time of
his first wife's death Mr. Bowman re
signed from the railway mail service
nd became first deputy in tbe circuit
clerk's office. Eight years of faithful
and efficient service as deputy aided
him in securing an election to tbe of
fice of clerk, which he held one term.
For Severn! yrars after his retirement ;
from pit-llc office he conducted a real 1
state business in the west, but re
tained his homo In this city.
He was prominent In G. A. R. and
Masonic clrclps, having been a mem
ber cf John Uuford post and of Trio
lodge, A. F. and A. M.
TIIK M RVItOK.
Kluht children survive Mr. Bowman,
four by his first wife and four by the
becoiid inarrlHRe. They are Dr.
K. S. Bowman of Davenport,
Ouy Bowmun of Muskogee,
OMa., I. A. Bowman of Chicago,
Mrs. J. I Safford or Nevada, Mrs.
;orge G. Brown of Rock Island. Mrs.
John H. Holm of Kau Claire. Wis.. Her
bert A. Bowman of Rock Island, and
Sam Bowman of Ixs Angeleg.
Funeral services will be held Satur
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
late residence. Burial will take place
LWAS ON WAY TO FAIRPORT
TOM MURPHY IS
Friends Believe It Was He Who
Went Down in Icy Waters
Had Worked There With Govern
ment Meager Description Tal
lies With Him.
EDWARD HALE BOWMAN.
at Chipplannock cemetery. It la prob
able tb it tbe Masons will be in charge.
REV. FRANCIS S. HOVT.
J. (L Freeman, 908 Twenty-second
street, it In receipt of news of the
death of hie cousin. Rev. Francis S.
Hoyt, D. D., aged 90 years, at the
home of bis daughter, Mrs. P. S. Dyes,
In Cincinnati, last Sunday.- Dr. Hoyt,
who was the oldest member of the
Ohio Methodist conference, will be
remembered by many Rock Island
people, bavins' spent two weeks here
last June as a guest of Mr. Freeman.
Dr. Hoyt was buried at Cleveland,
BILLBURG IS BEING
TRIED FOR GAMING
Twelve jurymen were secured be
fore noon this morning to sit in judg'
ment on tbe case of the city against
Anthony W. Blllburg on a charge of
gaming. The Jurors are F. J. Steele,
John Eckholm of Hillsdale, N. M. Bell.
John McDonald, H. N. Williamson, 8.
Beltzer, L. W. Kinney. H. H. Spratt,
Joshua Brooks, Stratton, Verdlck and
Llbbey. Arguments of tbe attorneys
were started this afternoon. In bis
opening remarks John Looney, who
represents Blllburg, said that there is
not jurisdiction by Justice Cleland be
cause of the mlxup which resulted
when Justice W. F. Schroeder did not
take tbe case on a change of venue.
From all data which can be secured
concerning the man who "went down
to bis death in the chilly waters of
the Mississippi river early yesterday
afternoon when he attempted to cross
from Rock Island to Davenport on
the ice it appears that the man may
have been Tom Mtirphy, well known
in Rock Island and an employe of the
government. The meager description
procured by eye witnesses in the few
minutes that the man was struggling
for his life tallies exactly with Tom
Murphy, and bis friends are fearful
of the verification of the report that
it was he.
LEAVES ROCK ISLAND.
Leaving the Commercial hotel in
Rock Island yesterday at 1 o'clock to
go to Davenport and thence to Fair-
port, where be intended to go to
work for the government, Murphy be
gan the perilous trip. All efforts to
locate him today have been unavail
ing. Friends who beard the descrip
tion at once surmised that he was the
victim. Two of bis friends have made
a search for him today but reported
failure this morning to the Rock Is
land police. The personal appearance
of tbe man, his age and tbe clothing:
that be wore tally exactly.
WILL BODY BE FOLXDT
It may be days, or week, or months
before the river gives up its dead.
When the ice goes out and the body
has not been found, it may be cut
to pieces and lost forever. Unless it
is found within a few days It may be
carried to the southern waters.
unless Tom Murphy proves an
alibi, the came of the man drowned
yesterday will go on tbe records
dan. lot 5. block 1. Forest Hill addi
tion. Moline, $410.
J. D. Beecher to Clarence E. Kane,
lot 2. block 2, Beecher & Walsh's ad
dition, Rock Island, $375.
W. L. Velie to Frederick A. Nel
son, lot 157. Emma D. Velio's addi
tion, Moline. $550.
Fredolph A. 'Nelson to Freda E.
Thompson, lot 157, Emma D. Velie's
addition, Moline, $625.
W. E. Bailey to Robert G. Auld,
lot 5, W. E. Bailey's Twenty-fourth
street addition. South Rock -Island,
W. A. Colwell to W. J. Wadhams,
lots 5, 6, block "F." East Moline
W. J. Wadhams to J. L. Davis, lots
5, 6, block "F," East Moline Heights,
J. D. Metzgar to Mattie S. Poole,
part lot 1, block 3. Atkinson's first
addition, Moline, $1.
Carolina Lundquist, by master, to
Charles A. Berglund. lot 14, part lot
15. lot 3. block 3. Alday's second ad
dition. Moline, (master's deed). $3-
Sorting & Huntoon to Joseph E.
Kern, lot 23, Huntoon & Sorting's
addition, Moline, $600.
Moline Trust and Savings bank to
Peter Erick6on, part outlot 16,
Highland addition southeast quarter
section 4-17-1 West, $315.
Guyer, White & Pope to Moline
Plow company, tract on Fourth street
East Moline, $50,380.
Guyer, White ft Pope to Williams,
White & Co., part sublot 3, Le-
Claire's reserve. East Moline, $15,-
S. W. Ellsworth to Emanuel Brie-
blne. part lot 3, northeast quarter
southeast quarter section 12-16-5
Lodge Notes .
The Paris Ladies
Tailor and Furrier
171812 Second Avenue
Will make suits from $30 up,
including silk and satin lin
ings. The very latest novelties
All work guaranteed. '
A new lodge of Mystic Workers,
known us Reck Island, No. 108C, was
organized at Math's hall last night, 77
candidates receiving decrees, while
five transferred. The work of organ
izing was done by W. E. Rose of Ster
ling, 111., field Tanper of northwestern
Illinois, who was assisted by Miss
Mamie Swans'on of Moline, supreme
conductress. The following officers
were elected and installed:
Prefect George A. Grove.
Monitor Mrs. Lulu B. Or man.
Secretary Ie I Hance.
Banker Harry A. Ornian.
Marshal Mrs. Myrtle Goff.
Warder Ijorenzo D. Cole.
Supervisors Dr. Alfred Stocker,
i three years; H. T. Tinnnerman, two
I ears; Harry McCaskrln, one year.
j Sentinel Georpe Evans.
I Meetings will be held the first and
third Tuesdays of each month in
Ma'h's hall, the first of which will
take place Feb. 6. At the conclusion
of the business session refreshments
' were served. A number of out of
tow is visitors w ere present, the fol
lowing towns Ueing repre-ented:
i Clinton, Davenport. Monmouth, Win
nebago, Sterling, Moline and Dixon.
Oneill Hearing On.
Ben Ocelli was given a hearing this
sfternoon before Magistrate C. J.
Smith on a charge of disorderly con
duct preferred by Mrs. Theresa Topp-
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Last Reduction Friday & Saturday only
18-inch switches 75c. 24 inch switches $1.98.
Waterwave transformations $2.25.
of visiting our beauty parlor regu
larly. Expert attendants will do
your manicuring, shampooing and
I JLLCO OPERATIVE STORE CO. X JL WC 5AVE YOU MONEY -ri-,
genius, psychic factors In character,
crime, alcoholism and degeneracy.
Sunday "The New Man," this
lecture is to be given on Sunday af
ternoon to an audience of men. un
der the auspices of the Young Men's
A fire which completely destroyed
the residence of Nathan Satan, 2518
Fourth avenue, end cauBed a loss of
$2,260 to the Rock Island Sash & Door
works broke out shortly after 5:30 this
morning, and but for the prompt and
Sclent action of the fire department
the blaze would have swept the Rock
Inland Lumber company storage yards.
When the alarm was turned in at
5:40 the eastern sky line was aglow
and it was feared that the lumber
ards had caught fire and were doomed
to destruction. The Satan residence
was a wreck, not an article of house
hold furniture being saved. As it was,
the family was fortunate to escape
death by cremation. Mr. Satan esti
mates bis loss at 9500.
Early this morning Mr. Satan arose
and built a fire in the stove, immedi
ately going out to attend to some
cows in a small stable at the rear of
the house. A few moments later one
of tbe boys arose and upon entering
tbe kitchen discovered that tbe en
tire roof was ablaze. Rushing back
be awoke tbe remaining members ot
the family who grabbed what clothing
they could and rushed into the street,
as they did not' have ' time to save
any of the household effects. When
the department arrived the bouse was
a mass ot flames, which bad already
spread to tbe barn owned by tbe Rock
Island Sash & Door works, just about
foot from the Satan residence.
I.IMBKR IS DAXGER.
There were 15 or 20 horses in this
barn, which were all gotten out safe
ly, but the greater part of the roof.
the west side of the stable and the
greater part of the contents of the
building, consisting of a quantity of
hay and feed, were destroyed. Seeing
that the Satan residence could not be
saved, the firemen confined their ef
forts to preventing the flames from
spreading to the lumber yards and in
trying to save the sash and door com
pany's barn. Fortunately there was
not a strong wind or the fire would
have been tbe most disastrous in
As a mark of appreciation of the
efficient work done by the firemen in
saving heir property, the Rock Island
uumoer company tms morning pre
sented to Chief George Newberry a
check for (25 towards the relief fund
It is thought that tbe fire in the
Satan home was either caused by s
defective chimney or from sparks fly
Ing from the chimney and alighting
on tbe roof.
L. T, Armstrong, father of little
Florence Armstrong, who died Mon
day morning of diphtheria, entered
denial today to many of the stories
that were published in connection
with the child's demise. Especially
did be obect to the statement that
bis house was a hovel and that It was
in filthy condition. He quoted Health
Commissioner O. G. Craig as saying
that the Armstrong home waa as
clean as It could be and that tbe
fire Armstrong children were as
clean and healthy as any in the city.
Mr. Armstrong further stated that
the first physician whom he called
in to attend his little girl adminis
tered antitoxin and then failed to
return to find if the child survived
or died. A second physician was
then called through the West End
Settlement and be did all be could
under the circumstances. He could
not call a second time when asked
and Mr. Armstrong . again called in
the first physician who pronounced
the ease one of diphtheria but failed
to report it to the proper authorities
as far as Mr. Armstrong can learn
Mr. Armstrong feels greatly indebted
to Dr. G. G. Craig and to the second
physician whom he called in.
WAKES UP TO SEE
Mrs. George Wagner Aroused
in Middle of Night by a
STANDING OVER HUSBAND
Intruder Breaks and Rons and Gets
Away Through Door in the
Kitchen of House.
H. R. BATTLES & CO.
THE QUALITY GROCERS
E STUDY your wants relating to provisions. Our tastefully
displayed stock of GOOD THINGS TO EAT is invariably of
qualities above criticism and are sold at prices away below what you
CASH SPECIAL FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Gold Medal Flour, 48 pound sack, each $1.55.
Pet Evaporated Milk, three tall cans for 23c
WEEK'S PROGRAM FOR
The program for the first week of
the Rlddell lectures, which will be
gin at the First Methodist church
next Tuesday night, has been an
nounced. Much interest is bein;
manifested throughout the city in
the course to be given by Mr. Rld
dell. In other cities where he has
appeared, the largest auditoriums
have been insufficient to hold the
crowds seeking to hear him. The
First Methodist church has been se
lected as the place for holding the
lectures because of the size and con
venience of its auditorium.
The program beginning with next
Tuesday night, is to be as follows:
Tuesday "Brain Building and
Soul Growth," dealing with ques
tions of habit, suggestion, memory
culture and the realization of ideals-
Wednesday "Man. Mind and Dl
vine Healing," taking up life and
substance, moral hygiene, emotive
chemistry and the problem of truth
Thursday "The Psychology of
Success," how to build a winning
personality, choosing a pursuit and
making a fortune. In this lecture
Mr. Riddell deals particularly with
the problems of deepest interest to
young men and women who are pre
paring to enter business life.
Friday "Heredity and Pre-Natal
Culture," dealing with eugenics,
Awakened from a sound sleep by
the Bteps of a man in the room
which she and her husband occupy,
Mrs. George Wagner opened her
eyes to see a burglar standing oves
her husband and with one loud
scream frightened him from the
home and roused her husband who
gave chase to tbe marauder. En
trance to the Wagner home, which. 1b
located at Twentysecond street and
Eighteenth avenue was gained by
forcing a window in the billiard hall
off the home. Before commencing
his work, tbe burglar opened the
kitchen door so that be could escape
it his presence were discovered.
ABOUT TO VSB CHLOROFORM.
After he had ransacked the home.
be entered the bedroom. It is the
opinion ot members of the family
that he was about to administer chloro
form to Mr. Wagner when he was
startled by Mrs. Wagner's scream
He departed summarily with nothing
but the gold watch of Mr. Wagner
and a small amount of change taken
from his trouser pocket.
MR, WAGNER GIVES CHASE.
As quickly as possible, Mr. Wag
ner gave chase and had followed tbe
man partway down the stairway
when he gave up the chase and noti
fied tbe police who are working on
tbe case today. The house was ran
sacked and the burglar was gather
ing together the spoils which he
thought would be his. As far as can
be learned, he had to leave all be
hind in his frantic effort at escape.
Steero Bouillon Cubes, one cube to
a cup of hot water for a delicious
cup of beet tea,
12 cubes in a tin 27c
Uncle Sam's Breakfast Food, a
cereal with especially healthful
qualities, package 25c
White Bear Oats, a fancy quality
of rolled white oats, packed full
weight two pounds,
two packages for 23c
Early June Peas, Yankee Baby
brand, regular 12 Vie
cans for 10c
Red Raspberries, Michigan No. 2
cans In good syrup, can .... 16c
Queen Olives in No. 12 bottles,
25c size, each 19c
None Such Mince Meat, 10c pack
age, three packages 25c,
Corn, finest Maine corn, nothing
finer packed, solid, sweet, tender,
per can 15c,
six cans for . 78 0
Baldwin Apples, good to eat as
well as cooking, peck . ..... 39j
Arizona Navel Oranges, sweet,
thin skinned, specially priced
a dozen .'.. . 28c
Lima Beans, finest baby lima,
very small, a can 20c,
six cans for $1.08
Tea Garden Drips, made from su
gar cane and corn syrup, finely"
flavored, 35c can for 31j
Sorghum In 10 pound palls, the
pure home made article,
a pail S5e
Seeded Raisins, full size package,
strictly fancy quality,
a package , Ho
B0GATA BLEND COFFEE WWm
In buying coffee, imperfections are avoided as much as possible on
account ot the critical test which has been in practice in our coffee
buying. Our coffees are not bought by names or appearances but the
only way the true flavor and quality of coffee can be ascertained
is to test it critically in the cup. Try Bogota Blend,
the coffee of uniform quality and flavor per pound 35c
ORDERS SUPPER BUT
BALKS AT THE BILL
Thomas Dell was fined $50 and costs
this morning for disorderly conduct
and sent to the county jail for 10 days
to serve out the amount. He hiked
into the restaurant of Herman Sturm
Peter Hanson to Bert D. Odell. north
one-half south one-half southwest one
quarter 18-20-2 east, $2,000.
N. E. Cool, by heirs, to Peter Han
son, south one-half southwest one
quarter section 28-20-2 east, $3,600.
M. H. Detrlck to John C. Griffith,
southeast one-quarter section 35-16-6
E. H. Gayer to Reuben O. Carlson,
lot 7, block 3, second addition, Edge
wood park. Rock Island, $350.
Charles E. White to George H. Jor-
a Pair Discount
Ladies' White Buck
1807 Second Avenue.
Harry Gilmore departed for Los An
geles, Cal., last night
Otto Huber returned this morning
from an extended western trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett re
turned last evening from a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Webster of 923
Fifteenth street, left today via St.
Paul for Tacoma, Wash., on an ex
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wade of
Greenville, Pa., are visiting at the
home of George White, enroute home
from a visit to the Pacific coast.
The condition of Rev. Alexander
Smith showed some improvement this
morning, the patient expressing him
self as feeling better than for sev
eral days past.
Eleven members of Illinois City
camp. No. 229, I. O. O. r ., were in the
city yesterday and this morning for
the purpose of attending school of In
struction in Moline. They were F.
A. Freyermuth, William Simpson,
Fred, Chris and William Krueger,
William Ruthenburg, Nick Lewis,
Charles Blanchard, William Hessler,
Henry Ahlslager and William Pletch.
Notice to Hunters
Will prosecute any hunters
found trespassing on any of
Signed by the Committee.
Farmers' Protective As
sociation of Black
last night, ordered a repast, includ
ing a big steak, German fried, and all
the fixings, and when he had supped
sufficiently refused to settle for his
bill. He became abusive and bis ar
news all the time. The
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"Neither my sister nor myself might
be living today if it bad not been for
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You are not only in danger of losing your money, Jewels,
heirlooms and valuable papers when you keep them in your
house, but you are also in danger of losing your life.
At no time can you have PEACE OF MIND when your
'precious things are in danger of FIRE or BURGLARS.
Put your valuables in our safety deposit vaults and
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