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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1912.
HOLDS NEGRO ON
and here the policeman, with only a
club as a weapon, fought off the in
furiated murderer for over five min
utes, as the negro was determined to
kill the blue coat and commit a doa
WAVTED I?HIR.CE POLICY.
About 3:30 Kell was walking along;
Fourth avenue, when Green beckoned
him and explained that three days be
fore his wife had taken her trunk and
Samuel Green Is Taken to the ,f ft hlm a,8 hl insurance poi-
I icy wmcn ne wisnea u secure wun
Connty Bastile and Will Not
Be Admitted to Bail.
STORY TOLD AT INQUEST
Testimony Shows That Officer Dick
Kell Had Narrow Escape frono
Death at Fellow's Hands.
The story of a terrific combat jester-
the aid of an officer. He said: "I just
want the policy to make Over to my
two children and then I will go. I
am done with her."
The pair went to the house, 2122
Fourth avenue, and when no response
was received after knocking at the
front door, Kell walked around to the
rear, leaving the colored man in front.
Going to the back door he knocked,
end Mrs. Davis, who lives next door,
came and going upstairs called Mrs.
Green. In the meantime, a collector,
Tl V Trnt t rw.r Karl a rr-i v o at ihfl VkArlr
day between a powerful negro murder-1 toKether 'with Green and the two,
er and an officer of the law was recited ! ttood a little behind the officer.
ai the coroner s inquest this morning, j "Mrs. Green will you give up the
when Patrolman -Dick" Kell related ! Plicy?" 1ueried the officer.
to the Jury' the repulsive details, of! "Xo' 1 won't-" was the Te-
... . ... , i At this juncture, the big negro push-
the crime, in which a 60-year-old col-ed b pa8t tne tG en"and
ored woman lost her life. The Jury , shouting, "You won't," leaped upon the
returned a verdict Jn w hich it was j little w oman and with the razor in
recommended that Samuel Green be ni8 rlf?nt nand drew it across her
neck. The woman dropped to the
floor without uttering a sound, while
! a crimson pool rapidly iormea arouna
kept in Ignorance of the fact that his her.
wife was dead, as the officers feared! officer near death.
h. would attempt his own life. TnS 1 At the ln8tant tn negro leaped
I upon tne woman, tne policeman rusn-
terrific blow from
the negro to his
while the body was removed to Knox's
CONFESSES the deed.
Last night, in the presence of five
witnesses. Green confessed to his
deed, but was in ignorance of the fact
that his wife had died.
"Suppose she dies?" asked the
"Then v I will have nothing to live
for," was the reply, "just take me out
and string me up."
According to a statement made to
the police last night by the murderer,
the motive which actuated the crime
was jealousy. Green said his wile
dtank repeatedly with other men and
told of her coming home three nights
ago dead drunk, and in putting her
to bed of the discovery of a gold
watch in her stocking. The next morn
ing she left and had been at the
Fourth avenue house in this city but
one night, Thursday.
Two daughters, aged about 18 and
12, testified to the fact that their par
ents had quarrel repeatedly. They had
resided for a number of years at 412
West Ninth street, Davenport.
MOLINE MAN IS
Dr. W. 0. Beam Loses Life in
Fire Which Destroys Barn on
TRAGEDY NEAR JOSLIN
Victim Was Out on Hunting Trip Last
Several Days Coroner J. F.
Rose Holds Inquest.
held to the grand Jury for murder in ;
the first degree. The man had b-en
morning about 11:30 he was brougnt
into Chief ilrinn'g oflice where th
coroner's mittimus was read to him.
His bead was bound up in handles,
ai a result of the beating at the hands
of the officer, and the front of his coat
vas heavy with dried blood. When
bo learned that his wife was dead kg
uttered a low moan but said nothing.
He is 42 years of age and was em
ployed as a cook at the Palestine ho
tel, Davenport. He was formerly em
p'oyed In a similar capacity at the
Hock Island house in this city. After
the reading of the mittimus, Given
vas taken to the county Jail and de
livered into the hands of the sheriffs
ftrce. He will not be admitted to
The story of the murder and the
pubseq-ient struggle between Green
and the officer was highly dramatic.
HIS LAST VISIT
Representive McKinney Mak
ing Official Call as Has
Been His Custom.
Congressman James McKinney of
bis c'.ub knocked the negro to his I .
hands nnd knees on the floor. With j visiting relatives and friends and look
the razor still in his hand, the giant j Ing into the wants of his constituents,
black man started for Kell, shouting, j prior to his return to Washington for
"I'll get you too." He was met with j the winter session of congress. "I am
a rain of blows to the head, and fell here in pursuance of my custom of
to the floor only to bound up like
a rubber ball and renew the attack. He
had dropped the razor after the sec
ond rush and advanced to do combat
again. In spite of the blows from the
club, the negro reached the officer and
with a powerful blow from his fiat
knocked the policeman over a chair.
On his feet like a cat Kell advanced
and showering a rain of blows upon
the black's head floored him long
enough to get his gun, which he lev
eled at the negro's head. "I give up,"
said Green, "just shoot me will you
j calling upon my constituents, before
! the opening of each session of con
I gress," said Congressman McKinney,
"in order that I may be thoroughly
j familiar with their wants and de
; mands. In the closing months of my
! service as a congressman from this
j district, I want to be as useful to the
people of the district as if I was just
j entering upon my duties. If there is
anything that need be done between
now and March 4, that it is within'my
power to do, I am going tp do it."
The tragedy was staged in a litti? i The wagon was then called and the
k'.tchen. which was in seiiii-darkiwss, ! murderer locked up at the station,
Tt.SMSGdbQ & Co:
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Tttaouan to ntjuma '
Saturday Will Be a Banner Day
From the MANUFACTURERS AND JOB
BERS CLEARANCES we have selected many spz
ciallots and reserved them for this day. They well
illustrate the value giving character of this sale.
We cannot mention all of them, but note that the
bargains arc 1icrehts of them and the goods
back the prices.
Real bone hairpins, 4 on a card,
10C value, a card
Mixed assortment of hair br jthon
and mirrors, values to Tic;
From a low price jewelry firm
come a clean-up of belt pins,
buckles, brooches, waist sets,
etc., values to $l..r.O, pick of the
25c size of Colgate's tooth pow
der, a limited quantity to sell
No. 4711 Savon Empire line of
toilet soaps, IncIuditiK 4 odors,
usually 25o, now a box.... IOC
A little clean-up lot of wash
braids, from a trimming house
brings valuaa opto 10c, a bolt 2
Mill lengths of extra heavy yard
wide nnbleached muslin, 10c to
12c values, 10 yards for 71)
9-4 unbleached sheeting, mack- of
selected yarns, an excellent
value at a yard 2 1
Italian bronze busts and strtues,
aaaoru-d sices and subjects,
choice of about 100, Sat...37
Fine American cut glass tumblers
diamond and fan dexign, $3.00
value, 1 st to one customer,
Waste paper and shopping bas
kets, fancy woven straw and wil
low, up to fl.OO value, Saturday
Gold enamel for ornamental and
decorative gilding, Saturday 7
Heavy Japaned steel dust pans,
Saturday special price
The Perfection oil heating otove
with nickel trimmings and brass
fount, no smoke, no ashes, and
a splendid beater, special Satur
Women's $1.00 bleached cirttou.
extra well trimmed union suits
Ladies' $3 and $3.50 shoes, gun
meUls and patents, all nazes,
Ladies' $3.50 and $4.00 rtreet
and dress shot's, all sizes, for
Girls' shoes, $2 25 value, sizes
H'i to 2. Saturday 3169
Children's and misses' shoes,
II 7j value, sices 6 to 2, choice
Men's $4.00 shoes, funmXAli,
latent and vici, only $3,45 J each 10c; a dozen
Men's 50c cotton fleeced shirts
and drawers 39
Men's black cotton fioeced gloves
and mittens 10
Men's dress shirts, dollar value
Men's and boys' V sweater coats,
at about 20 saving tomorrow.
Ladtes' 50c underwear, cotton
fleeced shirts and drawers. 39
Children's 25c gray fleeced shirts
and drawers 19
Men's 75c dress shirts, newest
patterns, special 590
A fine lot of women's dress
skirts, the values are to $6.50,
many materials, newest models,
just one or two of a style,
Women's waists of blue and gray
chambray. Tery prettily made,
extra special value at 59
For children little slip-on Dutch
dresses of percale and gingham,
these for Saturday G9
Women's petticoats of black taf
fetine, pleated flounce, not many
of these at 59
Women's cambric night gowns,
tucked yoke, ruffle trimmed neck
and sleeves, a very choice lot.
Long kimonas of duckling fleece,
rmiilre style, trimmed with con
trasting colors, special $1-10
$1.75 fine cotton blankets for
$1.39 for Saturday's selling we
have secured direct from the
manufacturer, 50 extra quality
soft warm plaid blankets to go
for only j $1.39
Hemmed bed spreads for 69c-
Another under priced value are
these hemmed bed spreads, which
will go on sale Saturday for 69c
55c sheets for 39c Here's a big
muslin sheet that sells the coun
try over for 55c. We secured 10
dozen from a St. Louis jobber, to
o t 39
39c bath robing, 29c a yard For
Saturday we will offer you choice
of three patterns of bath robing
the jobbers were closing oat, reg
ular 3&c grade, for only, yd. 29c
Freshly cut carnations la assort
ed colors, a dozen 29
Freshly cut, long stem Klllarney
roses, a dozen 69
Freshly cut chrysanthemums.
PUTTING THE ROOF
ON NEW BUILDING
Work on the new Manual Arts build
ing is progressing rapidly and by the
end of next week it is expected that
I the greater portion of the roof will
be in place. A committee was ap
' pointed by the board of education at.
the last meeting, for the purpose of
. securing estimates on the equipment
, necessary, and as soon as the roof is
! in place, w ork of installation will be
; gin immediately. It had been hoped
1 that the bulding would be ready for
i occupancy by the first of the year,
: but according to present indications
! this will be an impossibility. Super
intendent H. B. Hayden this morning
: stated that the new structure would
; doubtless be ready for occupancy
Dr. William O. Beam, 624 Fourth
avemue, Moline, a practitioner in that
city and this for the past 18 years,
vas burned to death yesterday even
ing in a barn on the farm of his
biother-in-law, R. Ji. Whiteside, who
lives a mile and a half west of Jos
lin. In addition to taking Dr. Beam's
life the fire destroyed the barn and
ten head of horses which were in it.
At the inquest conducted by Coroner
J F. Rose the following story of the
affair was told: t
Tuesday, Dr. Beam and C. B. Skin
ner went on a hunting trip in the vi- j
cinity of Cordova. Wednesday night ;
Mr. Skinner returned to Moline, Dr. i
Eeam starting out the next day with i
a Cordova man. The doctor went to '
his brother-in-law to spend the night. !
Shortly after 8:30 it was discovered'
by the Whiteside family that the barn j
was a mass of flames and all rushed .
out to save the horses. The blaze was :
too far along, however, and nothing j
could be done. In the meantime Dr. !
Eeam disappeared and when the Are ,
was out his dead body was found in j
the ruins. The supposition is that he
rushed into the burning barn and was j
either suffocated or kicked by a horse !
so that he could not get out. j
IN PRACTICE I.OXG TIME.
Dr. Beam was born in Dysart, Iowa,
Oct. 26, 1869. He graduated from the i
Rush Medical school and the College j
of Physicians and Surgeons at Chi
cago and for 28 years past had made
bis home, in Moline where he enjoyed
a large practice.
He was married In 1895 to Miss Mar
garet L. Whiteside, who with two
daughters, Margaret S. and Beatrice
S.. survive. Three brothers and four
sisters also survive. Dr. Beam was i
a member of various fraternal organ
izations among those being the Ma
sons, Ocjd Fellows, Eagles, Woodmen
and the North Star Benefit associa
tion, and the Rock Island County Med
ical society and the State Medical so
ciety. The remains will be brousbt to Mo
line and burial services will be held
from the late residence.
Let Us Put You Right on Clothes
That's our business and we know it thoroughly
dresses you this time of
Rough Goods take the lead
Fancy mixtures and plain colors in a style
that is becoming to every figure.
Chesterfields, Guard Coats, Rag'
lans, Belted Coats, Box Coats,
Convertibles, Etc., at any
price you want to pay
$12.00 to $50.00
Plain, Byron Roll and Rough Neck, Men's,
Boys and Children's
50c to $8.50
Cotton and Wool Union and
two-piece garments. High-grade
goods that lit, 50c to $5.00.
9 New colors $3.50 to $5.00
Plain and Plaited, 50c to $3.50
Flannels, blue, brown, grey,
tan, etc., $1.00 to $3.50.
New styles 50c to $7.50
WE AIM TO PLEASE.
50c to $3.50
Sunday Examiner Readers.
A different state pennant each Sun
day. Start your collection with next
Sunday. The state pennant of Wis
consin next Sunday. A beautiful pen
nant IS inches wide by 3G inches long;
at : handsomely embossed on university
YOU KNOW US
the beginning of the second semester
Sealed bids will be received at the
.. , t . .' . ".. :iner and bring It to your newsdealer,
the filter plant and pumping station,' ! b . , . .
felt; exact colors, artistically lettered.
Our own special and exclusive design.
Fifteen cents to Sunday Examiner
readers. Juts clip the date line from
the news section of the Sunday Exam-
until Nov. 25, 1912, at 10 a. m. Said
j junk to be sold by the ton and weigh
; ei' on the city scales. A certified
1 check of $50 must accompany each
;bid. II. M. SCHRIVER, Mayor.
Order now, as your dealer will not be
able 'o supply the demand. On sale
at all news stands. (Advertisement).
IN NIGHT SCHOOL
Second Session Sees Ten Addi
tional Students Not All of
Attendance at the night school,
i new.y estabiisned Dy tne Doara or eau-
cat.ion, showed a nattering increase
news all the time. The last evening and school officials are
highly elated over the prospects for
a successful Institution. Ten more
men enrolled last night and more are
expected at each successive session.
The pupils are not all foreigners by
any means, and in the manual train
ing department are enrolled a number
of Rock Island's business and profes
There are now 10 pupils in the
foreigners' class, as compared with
four at the initial session, and the in
terest evidenced is extremely grati
fying to the instructors. Another col
lege professor from Russia enrolled
in the English class, and those who
were present the first evening were
able to assist the teachers to a re
markable extent in the installation of
various rudimentary principles in tha
minds of the newcomers.
Principal Burton this morning an
nounced that pupils would be. pop
mitted tp enroll at any time, and wish
ed the fact brought out that the night
school is not meant for foreigners ex
clusively, but for any persons In Rock
Island who care to avail themselvet
of the advantages offered.
There are at present 10 in the for
eigners' class, four enrolled for book
keeping, five for shop work and foui
in mechanical drawing.
La Crosse, Wis. Dr. R. Travers Al
len was convicted of enticing Lydla
Nelson of St. Paul to La Crosse.
GENUINE VAL, WILTON BORDERS
Values from $2.50 to $4.00 per yard, special 9:30 a. m., 49c
Only S? In the lot. all m yards long, la various widths. iq
Carry them aay for
put a terrible dint into the high
cost of living if you buy your
305 20th St.
Note these Saturday specials:
Extra fancy Jonathan
apples, per peck 5UC
Nfw York hiir.kwheat.
per sack . . . ...attC
Pure maple syrup, Q - in
gallon . . . . : O J- U
We are in the grocery busi
ness to please our customers,
and we keep the stuff coming
in daily to do it with. Grocer
ies do not grow stale in our
ttore. We sell high quality
eatables and keep the prices
A. W. Diedrich
- J. I
305 Twentieth street.
Telephone West 1093 and 1625
60c 8YLVIA PREPARATIONS, cold
cream, bath powder, sham- QQ
poo, etc X7C
25c SYLVIA PREPARATIONS, cream
skin food, face powder, q
hair tonic, etc. .. xOC
25c SANITOL TOOTH fL
50c DOROTHY VERNON oft
TOILET WATER OVC
25c WOODBURY FACIAL q
50c POMEIAN jq
25c PEROXIDE - T
25c SAMURAL CORYLOPSIS - q
TALCUM, 1 lb. can XOC
50c MAXINE ELLIOTT TOI- or
CtT SOAP, 6 cakes UUC
15c VIOLET AMMONIA, q
quart bottle LOc
11.75 FOUNTAIN SYRINGE, red rub
ber, rapid flow, 3 jt, CI IQ
complete . ..j mX.I
$3.75 MALTED MILK, Hor-5 (f
lick's, hospital size ..,.O.jiJ
$1.25 8AL HEPATICA, q j-
large size Z)JC
25c LITHIA TABLETS. q
3 grain, 40 in bottle IOC
81.00 PAIN'S CELERY COM- 7q
$1.00 BLOOD CLEANSER
AND RENOVATOR OiC
$1.00 SWAMP qi
ROOT O JC
You know the danger in not carefully caring for even
a little finger cut. Virulent germs which enter the cut will
joison the blood and cause pains and maybe loss of life.
You need have no fear
our antiseptic preparations.
of blood poisoning if you use
Peroxide o! Hydrogen
Ours it guaranteed to conform to all requirements of the U.S.P., in
relation to volume, percentage and acidity. 1 lb. bottle, 15c;
'2 lb. bottle, 10c; 4 lb. bottle C
MAC'S COUGH SYRUP, for all bron
chial troulil.jri, iiiirantt'-d to
quick relief. Saturday q
50c size, 3"c; 25c sue JLOC
MAC'S COLD LAXO, for La Grippe
and Colds, relief guaranteed in 24
hours, 30 tablets in box r
.Saturday 2."c size II C
fERFUME, consisting of Hirer's.
Babcocks Sc Co., aunorted odors,
regular 50c oz q (
CUT PRICE DRUG STORE
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