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THE ARGUS, MOSTDAY. FEBRUARY U3. 1891.
Aa Aged Woman's Horrible Fate
ALONE IN HER INTENSE MISERY.
Mi. Von Rohr Burned Almot t
lira h In tie Koine, 2201 Kourili
Avruut, Befie Being Dim
eovere:: Death h r Only
Ia a little brick house at he northeast
corner of Fourth avenue and Twenty
second street, which has been her home
for half a century, lies Mrs. Yon Rohr in
the most excruciating and pitiable tor
turee, with death holding the only hope
Shortly before 11 o'clock this morning
Mrs. Charles Cool who lives over Os
wald's grocery, on the comer opposite,
1 ioked down into the rear room of Mrs.
Von Rohr's house and was horrified at
sight of flames arising fiom a couch in
the back of the room and which the aged
woman appeared to be beatiog back with
her arms as she lay on the bed. Mrs.
Cool at once notified her husband, who,
rushing over to Mrs. Von Rohr's house
and forcing in the door, found the un
fortunate woman wrapped in flimes. tbe
bed clothes and the garments which cov
ered her body being a mass of fire, wdile
the woman herself was almost uncon
scious. Mr. Cool siezed a quilt which had
not been already burned, and threw it
over tbe women and wrapping it about
her succeeded in smothering the fire,
though not until his own hands were
badly burned. Dr. B&rth wis then sum
moned as was Dr. Carter. Th9 physicians'
examination revealed the unfortunate wo
man as frightfully burned . The flesh about
the face, neck, arms and body, especially
over the stomach and abdomen was literal
ly roasted, and fell off at the slightest
touch. The hair was entirely burned
from the head and tbe scalp buined and
blistered to such an extent tlat if there
were a possibility of the wo nen living it
would peal off and no hair would grow
upon it again. The doctors administered
an opiate and under its iniuence the
poor creature obtained some nlief , though
in her delirium she entreatingly exclaimed
in German, "llelpme. Help me." Her
children who live in the city w ere sent for
and she is bein nursed by them and
given as much ease as is poss ble, though
Dr. Barth stales that death is only a ques
tion of a very short time, if indeed she
does not die from the shock, t.er flesh not
only being burned to a frightful degree
but her entire system has been subjected
through inhalation to the fire and smoke.
A rECCLIAU LIFE.
The aged women had led a peculiar life.
For forty years, or dunog her entire resi
dence in Rick Island, she had lived where
she this morning met her fate She has
had ayarietyof matrimonial experiences,
her first husband's name be'.ag Frank.
After bis death she married a man named
Wolff and after his death she wedded a
man named Christian Von Rohr.
Eight years ago he sustained a fill
resulting in paralysis. He lingered in a
stateof helplessness until a year ago
when he died at the county farm. Sbe
had six children by her first husband.
They are Mrs. M. Goodman and Henry
Franks, of this city, Amiel Franks, of
Sears, John Franks, of St. Louis, Emily,
now married and living in California, and
Caroline, also mimed, and residing in
Mexico. None of her children had lived
with her for years, and she had become a
character in the neighborhood through
her long residence, exclusive hibits and
peculiar inoffensive ways. S&o was C9
years of sge.
How the accident happened is un
known, though the supposition is that
her clothing was ignited while she was
attempting to light the fire in the cook
stove, as a bucket of coal and a parcel of
kindling wood stood near, and that being
unable to subdue the flames, she flung
herself on the couci. So far all efforts to
learn anything from her have failed owing
to her condition.
Two weeks ago she fe'l oa the stove
while it was red h jt and inflicted a se
vere scar on the neck, which had not yet
Rev. C. E Hewitt, D. D., of Morgan
Park, preached at the First Baptist church
last evening. Dr. Hewitt represents the
Baptist union theologiral serainary at
Morgan park, one of the foremost theo
logical schools of the country. nd which
he reports to be in high state of pros
perity. The sermon, on "Saving Faith"
which was to have been preached by the
pastor last evening will be given next
At the South Park chapel last evening,
there was music by a quartette end an in
teresting service, at the conclusion of
which seven young men protes ed faith
by risiDg to their feet.
Completed to Dtadwood.
The Burlington Route. C. B. & Q. R.
R., from Chicago, Peoria and t. Loui?,
is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are running through Lincoln, Neb.,
and Custer, S. D., to Deadwocd. Also
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Bleeping cars
to Dead wood.
The world may despise a kicker, but it
is interesting to note that it seeps its
shins oat of the way. '
I l f fl TT 4"! f 1 a 111 I mww n - . . t .. i . i . I, . ,
Grand concert at tbe rink tonight.
Tbe "Fast Mail" at tbe theatre tonight.
Great concert at the Industrial fair this
C. F. G etjer returned from St Louis
A few boaders wanted tt 8C6 Nine
Mr?. James O'Connor leaves tonight on
a visk to Chicago.
II. D. Mack is again at his office at the
C. B. & Q depot.
Dr. S C. Plummer returned home from
St. Louis last night.
A great spectacular event at Harper's
theatre this evening.
Jas. Welch, of New York, is visiting
with friends in the city.
There will be a special meeting of the
Schnell club tomorrow night.
Continuation corset sale this week; $1
corsets 503 at McCabe Bros'.
If you wish to listen to nice music go
to the Industrial fair this evening.
New spring wash dres3 goods at Mc
Cabe Bros; prices always the lowest.
A son was born to ex-Policeman Wm.
McCarthy and wife yesterday noon.
Tfae spectacular drama, "The Fast
Mail,"at Harper's theatre this evening.
Dont forget the Bowiby concert and
Davenport quartette, at the fair this
Tulier Smith and wife, of 226 Thir
teenth street, have returned from a six
weeks' visit in Iowa.
Mrs. Geo. Smith and two children a-e
visiting with Mrs. Smith's parents. F.
Ludolph and wife.
The arsenal shops are closed today on
account of Washington's birthday, as are
tbe national banks.
Charles Johnson and wife, of St. Paul,
are visiting at the residence of James
O'Connor on Third avenue.
Jno. Giffey, formerly operator at the
C, M. & St. P. depot, has given up oper
ating and gone t j work in tbe clothing
Genuine L. L. yard wide unbleached
sheeting 5 cents a yard at McCabe Bros .,
to direct attention to low prices on mus
lin. Geese were seen flying north this morns
ing the backbone of winter is therefore
broken, if the old saw is to b 3 used as a
Capt. Grealish aud Corporal Patrick
Haley, of the ais:nal, attended tbe fun
eral of Gen. Sherman in St. Louis Satur
day. U. X. Stone and wife and E. Head, of
the Stone Directory company, have re
turned from Peoria and will commence
the delivery of their book tomorrow.
This evening's entertainment will be
one of the most interesting at the Indus
trial fair. The Bowiby concert and the
Davenport quartette will give a nice pro
gramme. Car No. 7, of the red line, collided with
an ice wagon at the corner of Twenty
fourth street and Mcline ' avenucf Satur
day fcfterncon, but no serious damage
Mat Hogan, formerly with the Peoria
road in ibis city, and who has b;en in
California and other western states the
past year, returned home Saturday and
will enter tbe employ of the same com
pany the first of tbe month.
Bluer'? band's fourth annuil masque1
rade ba'l given on Saturday evening at
Armory hall had the largest attendance of
any ball during the season. About 200
couple were present. Supper was served
at the Crown dining room.
The Mrhool or InMtrnetian In Re i f
Work, and It Accomplishment A
The school conducted by the Ladies'
Industrial Relief society at School build
ing No. 4. had a particularly interesting
meeting Saturday afternoon. There were
87 scholars present, and th9 work accom
plished by the school already and that
which is promised in the plans
for its future, shows how gratifying are to
be the results of the labors of the ladies
who have assumed this undertaking. A
beautiful quilt of various colors, the work
of the scholars, was displayed as evi
dence of what has already been done in
an industrial sense. The relief that
these devoted ladies in charge of this in
stitution have already administered to the
poor of this city can not be estimated.
At Saturday's meeting refreshments
were served by the ladies of the society
to the scholars and the afternoon made
one of great pleasure to them in all re
Auenuon Bir Kaignu!
Ma?oxic Temple, Rock Island, III.
The Sir Knights of Everts' Commandery
will meet in their asylum in Masonic
Temple on Wednesday afternoon at 1
o'clock promptly to attend the funeral of
Sir Knight W. H. Smith. The funeral
will take place from the residence of Sir
Knight F. Lercb, corner of Fourth and
Rock Island streets. Davenport. Iowa.
By order M. M. Briqgs, Commander.
Attest: TL C. Willerton, Rec
Tt i not surnrisini? that a man want
ing a divorce should find it dear than bis
wife was to him.
A believer in aiirna should be cured of
his superstition whenheentrrs Vie dime
THE DEATH RECORD
W. II. Mmlth Brrthe bl ,it-W.
ft. cro krtt Diamond Jo.
W. H. Smith for many years local
agent for the United 8tates Express com
pany died, at the residence of Fred Lerch
in Davenport at midnight. For four years
he had been route agent for the Iowa di
vision of the same company, with head
quarters in Davenport. He was 49 years
of sge, a single man and bad no known
relatives He was a member of Everts
Commandery, Knights Templir of this
city, and that organization has taken
charge of the body and will conduct the
The funeral will be h-ld Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence
of F. W. Lerch. Fourth'acd R ck Island
Col. W. D. Crockett died at Waukegan
last night. Col. Crockett was born :o
Scott county, Ky , and began life ss a
clerk in a dry goods store, afterward en
gaging in the stock business. He came
to Rock Island in 1808 and about that
time was united in marriage with Mr?
Perrin who still survives him. Six chil
dren were born to this union, three sons
and three daughters. Thomas now dead.
Philip M.. Keene, Mrs. Martha Loog. of
Kentucky, Mrs. A. F. Vinton, o'
Moline and Mrs. Bert Pcrrin. of Wau
kegan. He (bad a stock farm at Coal
Valley upon which he lived some time and
about 10 ye; n ago moved to Wauke gin.
He was a lover of fine horses, and had
bred some fine stock among which tbe
noted trotter Lulu, which sold for $20,000
Daniel Wbeaton, one of the pioneers of
the county and a prominent democrat,
died at bin home in Elgington township
yeUerdav morning. He was 77 years of
age and leaves five children: W. H., of
Reynolds, Mrs. Alma L. Parmeuter. of
Andalusia. Sarah Frank and Charles at
Capt. Geo. Lamont, of the Diamond
Jo line, today received a telegram from
Supt. E. M. Dickey, of the Diamond Jo
line at Dubuque, announcing the death at
Prescott, Ari , of Diamond Jo Reynolds,
founder and president of the Diamond Jo
line of steamboats. He wa 71 years old.
1 1I As Nut w Mutter of lean.
Every citizen of the world, growing
wiser fich year, believes that the 11 ii; Lit of
time should have no influence upon the
heart, should not destroy vijjor of health
and fresbness of feelinc, and should not
mark u man as "old" simply by a standard
of years. In spite of the rush and excite
ment caused by modern competition, there
are many remarkable examples of active
longevity. Old men of 84 years are seen
taking tours in Europe. Five people over
70 were found iu a party of tweuty-two
upon an excursion to the Yosemite. Old
people like Mr. Gladstone, Dr. Holmes
and Mr. Whittier and others both in this
country and Europe are increasing the
tendency among people of today to believe
that old ai;e is not a matter of years.
Our sanitary improvements and the dis
semination of ideas of hygiene have not
only added to the average length of life,
but have made those tuidetl years a period
of enjoymeut and of value to the commu
nity. According to the ideas exeruplilied
by Mr. Gladstone, it is possible to measure
quantity of work done equally with length
of days, aud to make old age count for
more value than mere statistics or tbe cen
sus. Itoston Journal.
Fordhook early watermelon is claimed
to be the earliest melon of its size rnd of
the finest quality.
Nitrogen is the most costly ingredient
of manures. One thousand pounds of
stable manure rarely contain more than
five pounds of nitrogen, wiys Rural New
The merino will no doubt always be
the most successful sheep to grow on our
high prairies and dry iiluteuu. The En
glish mutton breeds thrive l-tti r in tiie
low altitudes and damp climates.
The new Giant white cucumber is cer
tainly u very distinct variety. It is de
scribed as groving to an immense size.
Whether crowding the ca: 8 is risk t or
not, a great many people stand up for it.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kind of Cat Flower eortslly on hand.
Gren Fouaea Flower Stor
One block north of Central Park, tbe lartM in Ia. 3(4 Brady Street, Davenport, loaa.
Pjoiiig Oat of Business.
Furniture, Carpets, Draperies,
2gFWILL BE SOLD
Iegetrdless of Cost !
"Cre Jit given reliable people.
The C. F. Adams Home Furnishing House
322 BRADY ST,
Nice frtih buttercups and home-made
caramels at Krell & Math's.
Two fresh milch cows for sale. En
quire C. D. Gordon, therifl'a office.
Nice baled bay and straw by the ton by
John Evans tt city icnles.
Chocolate, mint, wintertreen, lemon
and maple cream patterns just received at
Krell & Math's.
E. B. McKown sells hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1198.
Order ice cream in brick forms and get
the best. One or more kinds in each
brick; turns out nice; and easy to serve.
Krell fc Mttb can supply you any time.
Progressive euchre Ice cream. Etch
person gets a plate of ice cream with the
exact cut of a card on top. When gi vi ng a
card party have these and order them
from Krell & Math's.
A man who has been somewhat of a
rover says the best place in the three cit
ies to get a cood roenl is at the Crown
restaurant. No. 1708 Second avenue, A.
P. Johnson, Prop
The taxes for 1890 are now due .nd
payable to the township collector at the
County Treasurer's office in the court
hiuse. Owners of real estate are re
quested to bring their last year's tax re
ceipts in order to save time'in finding the
description of their propertv on tbe
books. David Fitzgerald.
Oa Ton Congit
D.iu'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, tbe
be-t cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
tbe chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
tbe lungs because it is a pure balsam
Hold i - to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excelled
effect after taking tbe first dose. L-rge
bo tiles 50z andfl.
Hard Coal Karket.
7 75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits. 25c
per ton discount for rash. Indiana black
$4.50md Caonel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25? per ton extra.
E. O. Frazkr.
In the pursuit of the gooa thing- of
his world we anticipate too much; we
sat out the heart and sweetness of world
!y pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. Tte results obtained from the ue
Df Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic fareiceed
11 claim. It cures dyspepsia, and al!
Uomach, tiver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, api:izcr,
blood ;.uri2er. a sure cure for ague an!
milnra" Price. SO rent. f
'Sanation wauud"aml "Hi-li." auuinvrtnl
one week In the Daily Abocs FREE.
For Sale. Rent. Exchange and Miaccllaneone
want inverted one day at 1c per word; three
day at Jjc per word ad one wetk at Kc per
FOR SALE A IlofSE AND LOT IN IIEN
drtx addition. South IWk Nland. went of
Milan road. Klcji.1 e at No. lblft hi-cu d avenoe.
NICKLY FCRMMIr.D ROOM FOR TtfO
Fent:emeo tt fc!7 Tt DtietL (reel.
OY WANTED T nt'cml hor-ea and work
lubouta bourn-: ca'l at k Khtevuth strvet.
WANTED A HOY 1CTO 18 YEARS OF AuE
to tend Id mil ronnti-r niirht. Apply at
Crown rc-tuuranl any afternoon.
WANTED A YOUNG VAN TO KEEPHooKS
an hour each even n?. ( o I at Hiincher'fi
meat market, corner of :-'our.u avenue and
in ms nr
$200.1) a;d Upwards
For sale, wcurf ' on ind worth fnm.
throe to fiv, titoes Th- s.nj-'xjTit
? r.e in!;
Interest 7 pur cetn wta: ar.co:'.. cfiitecTd and
remitted fw of rbare
E W. RUKST,
ArrnTtKT at La1
Room S and 4 Haontc Ternr-'.
ROCK ISLAND TLL
M c I ntire
As each season arrives in its turn
seem to grow handsomer
It Is so this spring.
We are receiving our first purchases
and before we have time to mention
the fact many choice things are
being selected by wise people who
know that first choice is best.
New robes, in new colorings and designs-Beautiful
imported plaid goods
Plain effects in
French sergs and
Henriettas, including the
Nw browns and
French corn flower blue.
Three Times as
A anjotber imilareriblirbai-et in tbe city.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixtnth Str et,
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Syrupy
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY IT- 10c, 25c and 50c Bottle.
-Medicine knows for all Kidney.
5c a Bottle Samples free
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
Great Clearance Sale
SCHNEIDER'S SHOE STORE.
Iff OKDZR TO REDUCE MY STOCK OF
Felt Boots and Shoes,
I win offer tbeta for tat aett 80 Aari at price
a&4 Mcare a barfiia. Tay
2929 rita Avenue,
j Plaid cheviots.
. Black dress goods, immense assort-
ment in plain and fancy effects.
I We can't mention everthing.
w e want yon to see and nope to cave
yon call and inspect.
COTTON DRESS GOODS.
jThe ginghams we are selling at lOo
and IZHe are as handsome as the
Scotch and colors just as fast, fine
New embroideries just in.
Black white goods In great variety.
We show probably twice as many as
yon will see elsewhere.
Rock Island. Illinois.
Large a Stock of
Lang and Btonaca troablr. U
and Liver Pills.
Drnffffiau Rock Island
that vtB aatoalaa vcrjrfeoey. Oocm ear);
mmtt Mil regard aat of coft.
1818 Second ATue, 1 - '
Harper Boom Block.
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