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THE HOCK ISLAND AUG US. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1889.
Cook Stoves f Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK SIOVES,
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Wrought Steel Ranges
."Esti mates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on application.
1617 Second avenne,
Suitable for Wedding Presents, at
KINGSBURY & SONS,
C5T"Call and see them.
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SOLE AGENTS FOR
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and LoweBt prices.
-and Steel Dome Furnaces.
Hook Island, Ills.
1705 Secend Avenue.
Opposite Harper House.
COMING TO A CLOSE.
The Trial That is to Determine Mrs.
Lizziit Diuick'g Fate.
The EvUtift all la Thla Moraine aad
the Arfia !:( rirH-A Yer
lift r.Aeaaittal Hoped For.
lesterday afternoon's session in the
Dimick trial was a very interesting one.
The line of defense as detailed in the
opening statement was followed in the
evidence int oduced, the theory as be
fore suted. being that the defendant
went to the "slide" for a lawful purpose
to reocueh -r husband and the shoot
In? was the -esult of an accident.
In the examination two features were
prominently brought out the one to de
ny the people s evidence that the shot was
fired at a distance from the deceased, and
the other. th3 dying declarations of Mr.
Dimick detai ing the circumstances of the
shooting and exonerating the defendant
from all blaue. Upon this latter point
much argument was made to the court in
the absence of the jury. Mr. Sturgeon
claiming thct the declarations were not
admissible, 1 ecause at the time they were
made, Lute was informed that there was
no danger of immediate death, and also
because, if living, he would not be a com
petent witness for or against his wife.
The court overruled the state's attorney
upon both propositions and admitted the
declarations so far as the same were
statements c f facts and not conclusions,
such as, Uat "it was not his wife's
fault;" "sht was not to blame," etc.
Much Interest was manifested in the
trial, not only by the defendant's imme
diate family and friends, but by the pub
lic generally, and sympathy seems to be
strongly in favor of Mrs. Dimick and the
hope is expressed on all sides that she be
The defendant was the first witness
called, as Hated in last nieht's Altars.
Whatever may have been her anguish of
mind and she must suffer terribly she
was to all cutward appearances calm and
collected, aid gave her evidence in alow
but firm totie. She said she was twenty
nine years of age; had been married six
years last t ecerabcr; that Lute was twenty-six,
and was not twenty one when
they were married; that their relations
were pleat ant and affectionate until
other partes came between them; that
one, Maud Terry, led her husband astray,
and through her influence he went suc
cessively to Omaha. Kansas City, Spring
field. Council Bluffs and other places. and
kept compiiny with her; that he repented
and returned to his home, but she would
follow him np and entice him away ; that
finally he came again to Rook Island, and
for awhile everything about their home
life was is it should be, but in a few
months Mtud uppeared upon the scene
and Lute began following her; that wit
ness called upon Maud at the "slide" and
entreated t er to let her husband alone, to
which Maud replied that she wasn't en
ticing her husband, and for the witness to
keep Lute away from her.
she went f the circus in company with
Harry Braiy. Her husband, who was to
go with htr said, that he had to take a
man out in a rig; that on returning she
saw what be supposed to be Lute's horse
hitched in front of the "toboggan;" went
Ul the ba n; enquired if the horse and
Lute were gone; found that they were;
went up Hairs, got her pistol, intending
to go dc wn to the house to rescue
her husjand from his charmer,
Maud Ter-y, and knowing the character
of the woman thought it best to have a
revolver fir her protection. Upon arriv
ing at the bouse she listened and beard
Lute's voice, rushed into the room by the
window, i s she supposed the door to be
locked, at d rushed up to the girl, Alice
Cook, as i he thinks, behind the bar and
told her t-ial she was the woman that was
leading hi r husband astray, pointing the
revolver i.t her; that Lute grabbed hold
of her arm and got the revolver from her
and after be got it it went off and Lute
said, "ay Ood Lizzie I am shot;" he
dropped be pistol on the floor and one
of the gills threw it in the alley; witness
then went to Lute and they went home
together in the buggy. On the way borne
she noticed his shirt was burning; she!
took her dress and rubbed the shirt with
it and put the fire out.
The cioss examination was directed
mainly t the point that the witness wss
jealous c f her husband; that their mari
tal relations were unpleasant and upon
the night in question was angry at him
and went there for the purpose of shoot
ing Let husband or his enlicer, which
witness also denied : also that she was so
much ei cited that she did not know what
she was doing, which she partially ads
mitted, but in the main no new facts
were bought out by Mr. Sturgeon from
Dr. Calvin Trucsdale was the next
witness. He testified that he was the
family physician of Mr. Dimick and knew
to annus extent their relations, and as far
as he o iserved they were friendly and
affectlc nate. He repeated Lis former tea
timony as to attending the deceased and
the finding of the
BCTWT IIOLKS IN THE FLANNEL SHIRT
taken rrom him after bo was shot. De
ceased from the time witness saw him
proles ed that be was going to die; that
witness assured him there was no im
media e danger, and at that time the de
ceased said that the shooting occurred in
consequence of a struggle that took
place between himself and bis wife
for the possession of the pistol.
Subsequently when be and everybody
else knew that be could not recover, he
aid bis wife was not to blame, but
whether he related the particular facta be
did not know. Further, be stated that
out of curiosity, be, in connection with
Dr. Cowden and Charles Wulff, the gun
smitl, bad made several experiments with
boo' Ing at a piece of flannel similar to
Lute s shirt at different ranges to ascer
tain nt what distance a shot fired from a
pistoi similar to the one with which the
shoo ing was done in this case, the flan
nel would be burned. At four feet.
three feet, two feet, one foot and six
inches nothing but a bullet bole was
made, and not until the muzzle of the re
volver was placed almost against the flan
nel, not over half an inch away, was any
Dr. J. W. Cowden corroborated Dr.
Truesdale as to the nature of the wound,
the burnt hole in the shirt and also as to
the experiments made upon the piece of
flannel in connection with Dr. Truesdale
and Charles Wulff. Mr. Wulff being
called next, said be did the shooting in
these experiments and that they were
done with a pistol similar to the one in
David Qawes, coroner, said that Lute's
shirt with the holes in it was before bim
at the inquest, but was taken away by
someone, be did not know whom; be had
inquired after it, but could1 not ascer
tain its whereabouts.
Timothy Beecher testified that be too k
the shirt to the coroner, and after the in
quest went to get it again, but found
that it had been taken away by someone
unknown to the coroner.
At this morning's session the only wit
ness called for the defense was L. V.
Eckhardt, who was one of the coroner's
jury. He described the hole in the shirt
to be larger than a silver dollar; be bad
made experiments similar to those made
by Drs. Truesdale and Cowden, with like
results. On cross-examination Mr. Stur
geon desired to have the witness admit
that he bad taken a great interest in the
case, and was the only one in the coro
ner's jury who held out on the question
of bringing in verdict exonerating the
defendant. With this witness the de
fense closed at about 10 o'clock.
On rebuttal the people called George
Long, the deputy city marshal, who after
much argument as to his competency,
testified that shortly after the ball
was extracted from Lute, the latter told
him that "she sneaked into the
'toboggan slide" and shot me," but after
the arrest of his wife when witness called
her out of the room, deceased turned to
bim and said: "Oh, George, don'll L'z
r.ie not a word against you! It was all
my fault. I polled it. and it shot I
don't know how I did it! "
Coroner Hawes was called as to the
size of the holes 13 the shirt, and placed
the large ones at about as large as a
quarter of a dollar.
Charles Koch, the gunsmith, was called
to rebut the testimony of Drs. Truesdale,
Cowden, and Eckhardt as to the distance
at which to muzzle of a revolver must be
to flannel to burn it. From bis experi
ments, the distance ranged from two feet
to three inches and it was shown that at
some of the shorter ranges the flannel was
burned and more or less powder marked .
C. F. Adams, the brother-in-law of
Lute Dimick, testified that be bad not
seen the shirt in question since the night
of the accident.
Police Magistrate Wivill was called to
pass an opinion upon the quality of the
flannel of which the shirt was made, and
have it compared with that with which
the experiments were made, and stated
that the flannel used by Koch was
slightly heavier, and that owned by the
doctors much heavier than the shirt.
Dr. Truesdale said that the deceased
had on no undershirt and that the flesh
around the wound was not burned or
powder marked, and on cross examination
explained that the shirt protected the
flesh from such burning or marks.
Timothy Beecher and Mrs. Dimick
were then called for the defense to show
that Lute had a light undershirt on, and
the same was produced.
This closed all the evidence on both
State's Attorney Sturgeon began the
opening argument for the stale, which
was concluded at 3 o'clock, and Mr.
Wm, Jackson bee an for the defense. He
will be followed by Mr. McEniiy and
Major Beardsley, and Mr. Sturgeon will
Tbf Third Ati Wstrraala,
There is trouble in the laying of the
Third avenue watermain. The contracs
tor, I. S. Burton, It seems, sublet the
contract, and the subcontractor cannot
pay his men, who struck last night in
consequence.snd the street is now left in
a partially excavated condition, much to
the disgust of the property holders along
the thoroughfare. Burton, who is of
course accountable to the council, was
allowed 1 90 on account at last Monday
night's meeting, but it appears there was
more rock to be excavated than was ex
pected and the contractors are unable to
finish the work. A great deal of care
lessness has been shown in blasting, many
windows in buildings along Third ave
nue having been broken.
The regular quarterly meeting of the
Iowa and Illinois Central District Medi
cal society is being beld at Black Hawk's
watch tower this afternoon. The must
important paper is one by Dr. J. P. Craw
ford, of Davenport, on "Ascending and
Descending Diphtheria." A general dis
cussion is to be followed by an elaborate
spread which Mr. H. F. Lamp has pros
vided. Several of the physicians' wives
have gone out to enjoy the occasion,
All members of George Davenport
lodge order. Sons of St. George, are re
quested to be present at the next meet
ing. Friday evening, Oct. 11, at 7 o'clock.
One of the Grove lodge officers from Chi
cago will be bete to organize a new
lodge. All Englishmen not members of
the order are invited to be present.
Lodge room over Beselia'a cigar store.
oecona avenue, near court bouse.
Attention Drains. -
All members of Charity Grove No. 83,
U. A. O. D.. are requested to be at
Druids' hall at 8 o'clock sharp Friday
evening. Oct. 11. Also n 01 ice is given
that the charter will be closed at that
time. By order of secretary.
V. 8. 8mwal Omca, I
Washington, 0. c, Oct, 10. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
Fair and stationary temperature.
Gilded five cents are going for five dol
lar gold pieces, but Dc Ball's Cough
Syrup needs no guilding to make it go.
A Willows, (Cal.) farmer on the 22d
of Jane planted his second crop of corn
from seed grown this year.
M. & K.
War on high prices.
Nice grapes at F. G. Young's.
Choice pears at F. G. Young's.
Fresh buckwheat at F. G. Young's.
$2.50 for an overcoat at the M. & K.
Fresh fish in the morning at F. G.
English dinner plates 49 cents per set
at the Fair.
Peter Johnson, of Port Byron, was in
the city today. t
50 cent quality blue overalls, 25 cents
at the M. & K.
White turnips and Hubbard squash at
C. C. Truesd ale's.
Fresh lake and river fish at C. C.
Large seventeen inch trays 15 cents
each at the Fair.
Millikin's stove enamel 10 cents per
bottle at the Fair.
English cups and saucers 49 cents per
set at the Fair.
Regular meeting of the Improvement
Boys' clothing handsomer and cheaper
than ever at the M. & K.
Mr. John Looney has left for Denver
for a couple of weeks' visit.
Now that the M. & K. have their
sleeves rolled up look out for bargains.
No matter bow cheap others advertise
the M. & K. will go them one belter.
Mies Lucia Connelly is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Dr. McGavren, of Miesouri
Capt. T. J. Robinson and Dr. W. A.
Paul left this morning for Cbictgo on a
Extra heavy underwear 25 cents; bel.
ter grades 85 cents; rattling underwear
50 cents at the M. & K.
The Bessimer suit, double knee, double
seat, all wool, will stand the racket.
Price $4 85 at the M. & K.
Some yery choice cally lilly pots can be
had at Loosley 's. They are very choice,
and the sizes are ?, 8 and 10 inch.
Officer Scbaab arrested Fred Gassel-
man, of Moline, last night for intoxica
tion as well as reckless driving.
Will Lave to suffer. M. & K have
sharpened their big knife.
Sheriff T. S. Silvis and bride returned
last evening from their wedding trip,
wbicn included the larger cities of the
Flowers to be preserved must be trans
planted from outdoors into the house in
he fall, and you can get any sized flower
pot at Loosley 's.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Carl are the proud
paients of a young son, who arrived this
morning. Tom will put him to "firing"
in a week or two.
You can buy all popular brands of un
derwear cheaper at the M. & K. than
anywhere in the three cities. Comparison
and criticism are convincing.
Mr. Anna Turner this afternoon sold
through E. W. Hurst as special master,
at the court house, her building iu Palace
row to T. S. Silvis for f 842.
Now for men's suits M. & K. are
quoting solid suits at 2 68, $3.98 and
$5. Compare them with anything adver
tised elsewhere at f 1 to $2 more.
Dr. Warren Hunier and daughter, Miss
Nellie Hunter, of Hampton, came down
today to attend the district medical meet
ing at Black Hawk's watch tower.
Atkinson & Olof received another in
stallment of Galesburg brick this morning
ana the paving will now be rushed bv
Supt. Ntvins without further interrupt
Mr. John Bard, from Davenport, is an
other acquisition to the M. & K. force
The prices M. & K. are quoting and the
big increase in business compels them to
employ more nelp.
M. Goldberg, proprietor of the Rock
Island steam laundry, asks his patrons to
be a little lenient wuh him if their work
is not returned with the usual prompt
ness ibis week, as he is temporarily short
Liong jean pants lor boys, 50 cents;
sailor collars. 5 cents; knee pants, 13
cents; imams' shoes, 15 cents; celluloid
collars, 10 cents; linen collars, 5 cents
linen cuffs, 10 cents. How do you like
tnese prices r M. & & mean business.
The Scott County Pioneer Bociety held
us iniriy-mira annual festival at the St.
James hotel Davenport last evening.
John Lambert was elected president, D.
f. McKown secretary, and Israel Hall
Mr. Geo. W. Henry is out showing bis
suc2ssor ss deputy revenue collector,
Harry Bostot k, over the district. Bostock
will have to go over it a creat manv
times before he knows it or his new du
ties as well as Mr. Henry does.
Mr. Alfred Peterson, a former resident
of this city, died in East Davenport ves
terday of -consumption, aged 42 years.
He leave wif, a children and a sis
ter. The funeral will be beld tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family
resinenee, witn interment at Chippian
There is nothing like trying. Last
spring the M. & K. made but a feeble ef
fort to take trade from Davenport and the
results have been remarkable. They now
advertise in nve dinerent newspapers,
and it is surprising to notice the red let
ter packages crossing the river.
County Cierk Donaldson has received
the annual report of the state board of
equalization as it pertains to Rock Island
coumv. and it shows the rt nf vln.
tions upon which the taxes for next year
win De enienaed. iney are, personal
properly, ueauol one per cent; lands,
eleven; town and city lots, seventeen.
At Illinois City Tuesday Justice Wo
macks found Jessie Powell guilty of
threatening to commit a public offense
by making a threat to assault and kill
Joel B. Hampton. The defendant was
required to give security in the sum of
200 to keep the peace. An appeal has
been taken to the circuit court.
Boss Wells has begun his work of de
capitation in the postoffice force by the
removal of George B. Dodge, clerk in the
postoflice, to make way for J. C. Fry,
who has been a shop foreman in the em
ploy of the Rock Island Lumber company
and whose political appetite the boss was
anxious to appease.
Moline bad another attempted burglary
last nigbt,but it proved a failure.bappily.
a imaj who naa just received a sum of
money was visited twice by a mysterious
personage in female attire who earnestly
sought admittance on a business mission,
but who was on both occasions rejected.
It is believed the anxious appearing
female was a male burglar.
Col. Thomas G. Bsylor, commandant
at the Rock Island arsenal, will sail for
New York from Antwerp, Saturday, Oct.
19. 80 writes Mrs. Baylor toaDaven
port friend, adding that the colonel's
health has been improved bv a trip
abroad. Whether the colonel will be
strong enough on bis return to resume his
duties at the arsenal is a matter of some
Elizabeth McConochie, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James McConochie, of
2734 Seventh avenue, and neioa of Mayor
McConochie, died of diphtheria at 4:30
yesterday afternoon, aged four-and-a-half
years a bright little girl claimed by
the terrible disease. The case was of so
severe type that the bodv was taken to
the vault at Cbippiannock cemetery last
night, the funeral occurring this after
noon. The second furnace at the glass works
was kindled yesterday and 8upL Schafer
now has almost enough blowers engaged
to run both furnaces. It is expected that
blowers will commence a week from
Saturday. The chief office of the United
Glass company will be in -Chicago,
though the executive office must necesi
sarily under the articles of incorporation
of the company, remain at Syracuse, N.
The fact that Rock Island has ordered
two more blocks of pavement is wofully
aggravating to the slow-going town
across the river.which is working desper
ately to catch up to Rock Island. It got
its first brick in yesterday, and yet would
not hsve bad a prospect of anv but for
Rock Island. The Rock Island council
would give the Davenport dads occasion
for weeping and teeth gnashing if it were
to order two more blocks at the next
meeting, which it is very likely to.
C. A. Stccl, - Manager.
Three Nights and Ba'nrday Matinee,
THURSDAY, OCT., 10th.
Vnderthe management of Mr. A. B. Wilber.
Thursday "Escaped from theT.aw."
rnaay -raiseiy Accused." "Tne Lawyer De
tective." Saturday "The Black Spider."
Matinee (Sntnrday) at 14:30, "The Crystal Slip
per, or. Little Cinderella."
And New Dances.
Admission 10, 20 and 30c.
Reserved seats at usual place.
M. HICK, Manager.
BURTIS OPERA HOUSE, N
FRIDAY EVE., OCT. 11th.
The Representative Comedian,
W. J. SCANLAN,
rnder the management of Augnstn Piton. Hie
tirui nppeBraDca in iavenport in the new
Written by Geo. H. Jessop and Horace Townsend
Hear Scanlan's New Songs,
written and composed by him for this play.
"Bosnian's Swing Song,"
"ion and 1" Love,"
-Live, My Love. Oh, Live,"
and "My Magjle."
FmctH J1.00, 75, SO and 5 cents: sale of seat.
open at Ticket omce, Burns Opera Home, Wed
u auajr winning.
C. C. Taylor
rnder Rock Island House.
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Ratk 6J per cent and 7 per
TWO MILLION UOLLARM
Loaned by as without lost to any client.
Call or write for circular and reference.
i- MteittTfcM?LG XJAVCNPORT lo.
ih sens or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of cbarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S and 4 Hasonlc Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa.
The Farms were Inspected by
213 Main St, DAVENPORT, LA.
Give certain and sure satisfaction for the money expended.
On this platform we stand preeminently at the front.
Below a few only of the feast of good things for this
week. In our SILK DEPARTMENT we offer in
blacks and colors
SILK FAILE AT 88 CENTS.
Compare with similar good a offered at ll.OUelsewhere Splen ?id
value at K8 cts.
Dress Goods Department.
53 inch all wool dress flannels 49 cts per yd.
54 inch tricols 48 M " "
54 inch waterproof cloth 88 ' " "
Double fold siripes 15 , "
Double fold Tricols 17 ' "
Plaids at 8 to 10c and up, and stacks of plaids, plains, stripes, etc ,
at away down prices.
Not a lust vear's garment in the house everything spic-span new
bristling with style and prices bottom you wiil want some of them
plushes, plain cloths, braided, combinations etc.
We will save you money.
Rock Island. Illinois.
fifty to I
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St, under Commercial
if First -class Insurance at lowest rates.
The following are among
A good bail din with store lSiiW, and 2 moms,
ronutero, eneling, etc.. on first floor, and three
rooms above; water up and down stairs, eood
cellar, bam, etc., lot 25x150, well located for basi-ne-,
upper part of Fourth avenne; cheap.
'ne of the best monev-makinz locations for any
m Kofc i,ina p9engcr
ll.OOOwlU buy a dwelling with 7 rooms and
small store, well located, on Third avenue, now
rents for (14 a month.
T(W will buy a eood hone. fire rooms, with lot,
convenient to lower factories.
Only a few of those fine lots in Mixter's addi
tion on Twenty-second and Twenty-third streets.
Twoor three a-re on the bluff. Hue land for
building or gardening.
Some of the best lois in Dodge's addition on
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Children's Shoes, worth $ .50 for .30 Ladies Fine Shoes, worth f 5.00 for 4.25
Children's Shoes, 1.00 .70 Ladies Fine Shoes, " 4 50 " 3 60
Children' Shoes, 1.15" .90 Ladies Fine Shoes, " 4.00" 3.00
Children's Shoes, " 1.50" 1.15 Ladies' Fine Shoes, " 3 .00" 2.60
Misses' Slippers, " .75" .50 Lsdies Fine Shoes, " 2 50 - 2.00
Misses Slippers, " 1.00" -75 Ladies' Lace Shoes, " 1.78" 1.00
Ladies' Slippers, " 1 00 " ,75 Base Ball Shoes, " 1.00 " .80
Wigwams, " .90 " .75
Men's Fine Shoes cut down in same proportion.
Men's Low Shoes at half price.
These pi ices will continue until stock isjeduced.
Custom Work and repairing neatly and promptly done,
tSPCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue. 1
ELM STREET SHOE STORE. .
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
(1.000 will buy a neat house on Twentieth street
A eood lot on the bluff In Rodman's aub-divii-ion,
400 will bny a fine H acre lot just ouUide city
limits, on bluff.
A very ntr. property, J cat outside of city limit!
nd citv taxes; cheap, ou easy terms.
t)ne of the bet 80 arte farms, with first class
Improvements in Bowling township; cheap.
A good house of eight rooms, dry cellar, water,
barn, and tine comer lot in the npper part of the
city, convenient to the saw mills, depot and Isl
A No. 1 business corner store and dwelling
on Moline avenue.
Two story frame dwelling, six rooms, good
cellar, well and cirtern. large barn, one half acre
of fine land, well located within a few steps of
Milan street cars, cheap.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.