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CAUSE OF DEATH
Coroner Investigates Sudden
Demise of Robert Evans of .
Huron, N. D.; on Square.
LEATH IS PROMOTED
Reporting of Tariff tBill Will Ne
cessitate His Presence in
IN INSURANCE WORR
SUBSTITUTE NOT NAMEd!
WAS A UNION CIGARMAKER
Had Insnrance Policy for $500 and
Card from Labor Organization
In Hia Pocket
Plans Crystallizing for Parade "Elk
Horn" in May Issue Boosts
THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MAT 28, 1913.
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The coroner's Jury sworn to inves
tigate the cause ot the deaths of the
man, supposed to be Robert Evans of
Huron, N. D., who fell dead at the
northwest entrance of Spencer square
nuuruy ai-er a o clock yesterday alter-(
noon, after hearing the testimony of
several witnesses this morning at 9
o'clock, at the Wbeelan undertaking
rooms, returned a verdict that death
was caused by an actVe attack of
heart trouble. Coroner R. C. J. Meyer
conducted the inquest and the wit
nesses called were J. G. Blythe,
Thomas Cox, B. J. Lachner and Will
COT OFF CAR.
According to the testimony the man
alighted from a Watch Tcwer car and
started toward the park. Just as he
stepped upon the sidewalk from the
pavement he was seen to throw his
head back and struggle as 'If appar
ently trying to cry for help. He
strueirled while standing for a few
seconds and then fell to the sidewalk.
Pedestrians and a number of persons
seated In the rark at the time rushed
to his assistance and carried him to
a shady place undr one cf the trees.
Here It is said he lived for a few
moments but before medical aid,
which w-as summoned Immediately, ar
rived life was ertinct. The body was
teken to the Wheelan undertaking
rooms where the Inquest was held
From papers that he had in hia poc
kets it Is believed that he ia Robert
Evans of Huron. N. D. He is a mem
ber of the International Cigarmakers'
unicn and was registered, in the Chi
cago Cigarmakfrs' union.. According
to his union card he Joined the union
in 18S6 and since then he h- t---w1
extensively over the United States.
Last Monday he was ot Peru, 111., and
bis card showed that he had drawn
one dollar from the serretary of the
Peru Cigarmakers' union. It is not
theueht that he has relatives in The
tri-cities and the supposition is that
he came to Rock ls.and seeking em
ployment. He had an insurance pol
icy for $500 which was Paid up and
the serretary of the Chicago union
will be notified as to the final dispo
sition of the body unless seme of his
relatives make their appearance.
J. S. Leath, for six years located ia
Rock Island as representative of the
I'nited States Accident Insurance
ccmpany, has received substantial
recognition from his employers ia the
form of advancement to the position
of district manager in charge of eix
counties, with headquarters at Gales
burg. Mr. Leath, by his hustling
qualities, built a large clientile for bis
company here, and his friends are
glad to learn of the enlarged oppor
tunity that has come to him.
DRESSES AT M. & K.
Your special attention Is Invited to
this beantiful collection of wash
dresses the best values to be found
in the tri-ciues one-piece coat styles
with scalloped collars and cuffs in all
the wanted shades including blues,
grays, tans and lavender, women's and
misses' sizes. 14 to 44 $4 values at
$1.98. $5 striped crash dresses, $3.'5,
Senator L. Y. Sherman, who was to
have been one of the principal speak
ers at the Elks' convention in this city,
will in all probability be unable to at
tend at that time, according to advices
received here today. The tariff bill is
to be reported out of the senate about
June 1, and this will necessitate Sena
tor Sherman's presence in Washing
ton. The state executive committee
of the Illinois Elks' association has
not named a successor as yet. Ran
dall Parrish will speak, as previously
LIXB Of MARCH.
At noon today,' W. A. Rosenfield,
who has been named marshal of the
day for the Elks" parade on June 5,
tendered a luncheon at the Rock Is
land club for his aides, who are as fol
lows: Chief of Staff Harry Cozad, L.
M. Ca3teel, William Normoyle, Harry
Knox, William F. Barth, Harry Larkin,
Oscar Schmidt, John Ohlweiler and
Jake Ramser. Marshal Rosenfield and
his aides will be mounted and will
head the big parade, the line of
march being as follows: From Twelfth
street and Fourth avenue east to
Twenty-third street, south to Seventh
avenue, west to Twentieth street,
north to Second avenue, west to
Twelfth street, south to Third avenue,
east to Eighteenth street and r.orth
to First avenue. Fifteenth brass
trimmed in navv. red and hrnwn at
$3.75. $5 ratine dresses, $3.95. Ratine j bands are exPected in the Parade.
PHOENIX SILK HOSE
FREE AT THE M. & K.
For Decoration Day With Every Pair
of Women's and Men's Shoes at
$3.50 or More, a Pair of the Fa
mous Phoenix Silk Hose Free
Get your Decoration day shoes at
the M. & K. and get a pair or tie
famous Phoenix silk hose free. M. &
K. show the largest and finest stock
Vf summer footwear in the tri-cities
all the newest, styles for women, meir,
boys and girls.
A specially attractive showing of
women's low shoes for Decoration
day Including white pumps, oxfords,
boots and novelty styles at $l.ill up.
Be sure to come to the M. & K. for
your Decoration day footwear you'll
be sure of stylish perfect fitting shoes
and M. & K. expert fitters will fit
your feet, your fancy and your purse.
A pair of the famous Phoenix 75c silk
hose free with every pair of woman's
summer shoes at $3.50 or more a
white, lavender and white, tan and
white with hand crochet collars,
tastily trimmed in black velvet ribbon
May saie offering of $12.50 voile
dresses at $7.95.
pair of the famous Phoenix 60c silk j Two-piece Coat Dresses, Special at
hose free with men's shoes at $3.5u $7.95.
or more. Also see the new straw hat The new coat dresses skirts of
Styles at the M. & K. ' "hite. coats In pink, blue, tan and
-made of mercerized popr.ns,
dresses in tan and white, trimmed in
contrasting collars and buttons, scal
loped collars and cuffs at $3.95.
Balkan two-piece dresses in white
rep over linen, attractively priced at
$7.95 Wash Dresses at $5.95.
It is a pleasure to announce this
sale because we anticipate the pleas
ure it will be for you to select a be
coming dress at a price thr.t will sur
prise you by Its smallness. Lovely
white ratine dresses, belted styles with
contrasting collar and cuffs, $7.95 val
ues at $5.95. $7.95 coat dresses, spe
cial at $5.95. Pick from a beautiful
collection of khaki and rep dresses in
white and tan Cossaque coats with
ties of black silk Just the thing for
summer outings, picnics, camping and
warm weather wear $7.95 coat dress
es special at $5.95.
$10 Wash Dresses at $7.50.
A collection of wash dresses such
as you'll see nowhere else but at the
M. & K. Stunning one-piece tailored
drtsses of mercerized cbambray with
double box plait, white kid belt, black
and white buttons; collars and cuffs
and bands trimmed in white and
black stripes; In gray, blue and tans
You can't afford to miss this sum
mer sale of beautiful $10 wash dresses
$12.50 Wash Dresses at $7.95. View park.
Our dress department upon which '
hosts of women depend for smartness, CD SO Hfl UCID
elegance and, individuality in dresses J PluUU HLiilLUU
scene of stirring activity A sale of I
beautiful lawn and voile dresses
striped lawn dresses with plain ba
tiste sleeves and part bodice ?10 - '
would be a low price, our May sale . - , .
puce is $7.95. Also voile dresses mjMjssus Bell Writes Mayor Schrr
black and white stripes, blue and ! ver in Effort to Land a
i roe; decoration
Residents along the line of march
are urged to decorate their homes as '
much as possible. In the business '
district a prize of $25 has been offered j
fcr the best decorated building, and !
$10 will go to the second best. The !
sum of $10 will be given the man hav-j
ing the best decorated automobile,
and $5 will go to the one drawing sec-!
ond money. Work of decorating the I
downtown thoroughfares w ill be In-'
augurated the latter part of the pres-!
ent week. ' j
PIBI.IC1IV FOI1 CITY.
The May Issue cf the "Elk Horn," ,
the national organ of the "Bills," pub-,
lished at St. Louis, devotes three '
pages to the Rock Island convention. ;
Norman M. Vaughan, the publisher,
was in Rock Island a few days ago
fathering data. An excellent article '
entitled "Progressive and Safe Rock '
Island" appears under the came of M. ;
S. Carlson, secretary of the Rock Is- j
land club. The article sets forth the ;
many scenic, climatic and industrial i
advantages of the city and Is profuse-:
ly illustrated. Among the views shown j
are Second avenue looking easst on
Market square, the Denkmann library,
Sunset drive on the Rock Island ar- j
senal, Augustana colleg?, the Rock Is-1
land club, and a scene from Long i
p.'-. - -- - . - i I,,,,, Minim miiB BiiMi-r- f "- imp ' in
Davenport's Largest Outfitters for Men, Young Men -and Boys.
WANTS MAN HEBE!
A touch of rheumatism, or a twinge
of neuralgia, whatever the trouble Js,
Chamberlain's Liniment drives away
the pain at once and cures the com
plaint juickly. First application gives
relief. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)
linens and reps. The east is wild
about these charming coat dresses
it'3 quite the style to wear the coats
with lingerie dresses. Better come
and see the charming two-piece
dresses at $7.95. (Adv.)
HAS $1,000 IN THE BANK;
Children's Wash Suits,
the lateft Beach Style$
- $1 to $4.50
Children's Straw Hats
in new shades and straws
50c to $3
'SIMON & LANDAUER,
Corner Second and Harrison.
GUR PREPARATIONS for your Decoration Day clothes are clearly
in evidence in the togs and furnishings we're showing; highest
caliber merchandise, best obtainable workmanship and fabrics, lower
prices thru our large purchases.
Special Showing -of
Blue Serge Suits
Nearly everyone knows this is the "Blue Serge
store of Davenport," We sell so many blue serge
suits each season we are able to takcless profit than
most stores figure on. See the new models here in
Norfolks, Sack and English Suits at
$15, $18, $20. $22'2, $25, $28 and $30
You'll find suits to cover advance ideas for summer
wear, beautiful shades of greys and tans in plain,
stripes and checks.
We direel your attenticn to these suits at
$20 and $22'i
HUNDREDS of Straw Hats
here for you to choose from;
Italian make at $2, $2.50 and $3; Pana
mas, Splits, Milans, in the latest
shapes, $1 to $7.50.
UR SHOWING of Silk Shirts
is receiving iusl recognition.
All the new weaves, from $3.50 to
$6.50; Madras and Soiesettes at $1
UNDERWEAR that doesn't
bind the crotch; Athletics
and B. V. n.'s from $1 to $3. Ribbed
unions In all styles, $1 and up. .
Special showing of Tub Ties at 25c and 50c and Silk Hose at 25c
Asks for Good, Honest Protector and
Prefers One Who Tills the
SAFE DIP0SIT VAULT
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THE SMALL DEPOSITS .IN THE
BANKS TODAY AMOUNT TO MORE
IN THE AGGREGATE THAN THE
LARGE ONES. THUS PROVING THE
WISDOM OF FOLLOWING A GOOD
SMALL ACCOUNTS ARE JUST AS
ACCEPTABLE AS LARGE ONES
AND WE APPRECIATE WHATEVER
ACCOUNT YOU HAVE TO OFFER.
Xotice, Mr. Bachelor! A beautiful
brunette who hangs her hat in a Fris
co rooming house :s desirous of an
nexing a man from the effete east,
and a farmer is given preference. Her
name is a tinkling one, Bell. Mrs.
Bell, oh yes, she has been married and
knows how to treat a man, has a bank
book which shows $1,000 on the credit
side. She has wearied of the western
country and longs to return again to
her old haunts -on the Illinois prairies.
Mrs. Bell this morning' addressed a
letter "to the mayor of Rock Island,"
in which she set forth her aims and
ambitions. Here it is.
"I am looking for a companion who
is manly, good and honest. One that
can offer good companionship. I pre
fer a gent with a farm as my heart
is longing for such a gent that would
love me. I would do all I could to
make him happy. 1 have $1,000 and
am not locking for money, but a good
honest heart. I am 43, have dark
eyes, brown hair, a good form and
am called, good looking. If there is
such a gent In your town or in the
country, Just please tell him there ia
a good, honest lady out west that
wculd like to go east, aa I lived m
Illinois 22 years and do not like It out
west and oblige, Mrs. Bell, 3345 Bu
chanan street, San Francisco, Cal."
The letter has been referred to Mrs.
Thompson of the "Heart and Homa
joyed the trip which lasted about
This evening the St. Paul will take
the Tri-City Luther league for a ride
on the river. The boat will leave Rock
Island at 8:15 o'clock.
Friday afternoon the St. Paul and
the Morning Star will both take ex
cursions to Muscatine. The boats
will leave Rock Island at 2:30 o'clock.
Tomorrow evening the Morning Star
Ao IMTERLST PAID ON SAVINGS
The 6tcamer St. Paul took the stu
dents of Rock Island high school out i
for an excursion on the river last
night. One of the largest crowds that
ever attended an affair of this kind en-.
in Jewelry. That's why it ppya
to buy from the old reliable,
where quality haa kept us ahead
of cur competitors fcr 43 yaara.
Tha graduate must ba remem
bered, so why not coma to ua. fl
We are showing an exceptional
Una th'a year, consisting cf
brscclcts, wcto!'.a Is valllerca,
rs:-J psi.-l pc;-.d;nu, finger rings,
vanities, pay a you enter purses.
The ir.cc.tl w&tshct for ts boys
c.-3 very cltt:.
J. RAMSER'S SONS
Oppoa::e Harper Heuat,
will take the Davenport bankers
Linwood for their annual picnic.
Is Threatened With Jail Term
and Liquidates in Amount of
With the doors of the county jail
open wide to receive him, ex-Justice
of the Peace G. f. Nissen this morn
tag produced a $19.60 fine, which was
long past due on a disorderly conduct
charge, following a gun episode in
the "One-Two-Three-Four" saloon last
January. Much leniency waa shown
the Justice at the time, the concealed
weapon charge being amended to one
of disorderly conduct. The case was
tried In Justice Cleland's court and
tUo defendant upon entering a plea
of guilty, was fined the minimum sum,
that of $10 and costs. Execution waa
suspended for ten days In order to
give the prisoner time to raise the
The authorities allege that Xissen
made no effort to pay the fine, and
yesterday State's Attorney Thompson
directed Justice Cleland to issue a mit
timus and execution, Nissen imme
diately came to tlmo and liquidated.
TliO scrape was one in whfca Nissen
U aliased to have pulled a gun en
Tfcoodoro Petersen, following a wordy
BLOOD POISON SETS IN
FOLLOWING HARD FALL
Mrs. John M. Albrecht, 1812. Fourth
avenuo, three weeks ago' had a hard
fAll at hup hnniK An Af hi llmhi
waa brulsei and since that time blood
poison has set in and it is said she
is now. Jn a serious condition. .
WASH SKIRTS FOR
i '' DECORATION DAY
A Special Display at the M. & K.
Special Values, Too.
Every Decoration day outfit should
include one of the attractive new
wash skirts specially gathered for this
occasion. M. & K. ask you to consid
er this a special Invitation to see the
beautiful wash skirts in Bedford with
oyster pearl buttons attractively
priced at $1.98, $2.25 and $2.60. You'll
be proud of the stylish corduroy
skirts offered special at $2.75. Extra
sizes are provided to fit the woman
of out-of-the-ordlnary type sizes to
36 wai3t To go with the wash skirt,
M. & K. place on sale a most attrac
tive collection of summer waists
pleasingly priced at 98c up. M. & K.
the store of greater values for your
Decoration day clothes.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets will clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the breath and create a heal
thy appetite. They promote the flow
of gastric juice thereby inducing good
digestion. Sold by all druggists.
ROBBERY CASE IS
III JURY'S HANDS
Court Suit 13 Concluded Thia
Morning John Perros Now
The case against Arnold Wllcoisln,
charged with robbery, went to the
Jury In circuit court this morning
about 10 o'clock. The evidence was
concluded yesterday afternoon and
arguments were made to the jury by
State's Attorney Floyd E. Thompson
and Attorney John K. Scott for the de
fense. This afternoon at 2 o'clock the case,
against John Perros, ' charged with
larceny was started. The defendant
is alleged to have stolen $63 from his
roommate, Tony Toyos, on March 6 In
New York The Grimm taxlcab or
dinance abolishing private stands on
public streets and virtually cutting in
half present taxlcab fares in New York
was passed by the board of aldermen.
HJR. BATTLES & CO.
THE QUALITY GROCERS
On account oi Friday being Memorial Day our store
will be closed the, entire day. Let us urge our cus
tomers to place their orders early to avoid any dis
appointment in delivery. ; -