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MURDERED HIS DAUGHTER
A Former Tl;ck Island Citizen's
Crime in the West.
John Thornton Convicted at Fori
Kmifh, rk. -Story ofihn le
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Best Line of
AHPHS AKD FURNITURE
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Ti:i-. THKEE CiTIEP.
G. 0. UTrmroT a T-rTi
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
t'bita. glase, lamps and
'tat m-ans everything you
;(;0ii your table, except linen.
41k I don't keep.
h all 1 have, I try to lead,
3 .11 in
- i'uieB ana qnaiity; not
-aa as to be traeh. but
- .uasujaoie price.
Ar- you interested in
G. M. LOOBLET.
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John Thornton, fermerly of Rapida
City, and later cf this city. meDtion of
whose trial for nurder at Fort Smith,
Ark , has been nude in The Argus from
time to time, W68 found Ruilty by the
jury on Tuesday afternoon. The trial
had bten in progress several days and
Tfiomton wss defended by some of the
best kgol talent la that section, the plea
being insanity. The jury was out odIv
about 30 minutei when it returned its
verdict. Thorntt n received Lis sentence
apparently unmoved, and is said to act
the insanity dodg? to perfection bo well
it is said in fact hat several witnesses
who went from llapida City to testify as
to his character, were inclined to believe
him really insane.
The first kno o f Thornton in this
section was in 3 874, when he was liv
ing with bis family in apparent
happiness. His business was that of a
peddler selling je welry about the country
and very little of his previous life was
knewn to his associates here. While in
Rapids City a young Frenchman named
Simon Moynier made his appearance
ttere, and as Thornton claimed tote
French tbe two became fast friends. In
1889 Hornier. wao was a young man
about 25 years of age, left Rapids City
and went to McAlister, I.T.,and worked
ia the mines at thi.t place. In the mean
time, however, Tl ornton left Rapids City
under rather peculiar circumstances.
One day his bouse was discov
ered to be on fire and Mrs. Thornton,
who was asleep at the time, was res
cued from the flames barely in time to
save her life. Smp-clon pointed strongly
to Thornton, and his wife and be parted.
SECURED A DIVORCE,
also obtaining the custody of their daugh
ter Liura, then a little child. Thornton
then moved to tbi city where he led a
wild life; he began drinking heavily, and
from here went vc9t, drifted about the
country and finlly in 1SS1 tumid
up at McAlister, 1. T., and began work
at his traiie, that f a watchmaker and
goldsmith. His wife after securing a
divorce marrkd a man by the name of
Wilson and Ike f&mi?y moved to Kansas.
Thornton worked at his trade in Mc
A'.ister until tbe country became more
populous, and tnen began peddling
jewelry as he had previously done ia this
county. While tl us engaged he one day
run across Moynierand the old friendship
that hud existed ir Illinois wsa renewed.
Thornton bad continued Lis dissipation
and when not able to secure anything
else, drank any kind of patent medicine
that contained alcohol, harly in 1S91
Thornton receive 1 a letter from his
daughter Laura, who wgs then in Saiina,
Kas. She bad in seme vay learned her
father's address at d wrote him A cor
respondence was t.ept up for some time
which ended in Thornton furnishing the
BROUGHT THE C.IRI. TO M'ALISTEK.
She was no longer the child Laura, as
he hed known her, but had grown to be
a large handsome woman. She krpt
bousefor her father, who, when sober,
treated her very well, but while on
his sprees, whioh were then very
frequent he abused her shamefully. His
abuse was so aggravated that it was
whispered about t hat she was not bis
daughter, that if sue had been he would
not bave subjected her to s many indig
One 'of the first acquaintances
made by Laura on her arrival at McAlia
ter waslthat of the Frenchman, Moynier,
Who was a hard working, honest, sober
miner. A mutual love sprang up between
tiie two and she wi s
MARRIED TO MOTKIEU
in November, 1891 . Tbe coupi9 went to
live at Krebs, a mining town about four
miles distant, whera the husband worked
in the mines. The marriage occurred on
Thursday, and tbe Sunday following the
couple spent thediyat McAIlster with
tbe father, atd hi: returned to Erebs
with them that evening. lie spent Sun day
night there and relumed to McAlis
ler en Monday. When Moynier came
home on Tuesday evening he found
Thornton again at the house and they ate
supper together and chatted very pleas
antly. The next day, Wednesday,
Thornton spent abc ut the Louse and that
evening after eupptr Moynier left for ti e
store to make some purchases. He was
gone less than half i.n hour and on return
ing to the bouse an 1 receiving no reply
from bis wife in at.swer to his call, he
went to the door of their bed room where
A SHf CKINO 6ia.1T MET HIS GAZB.
On the floor in a pool of blood was tbe
prostrate body of Lis wife and her dis
ordertd clothing acd condition of -the
room showed that u fearful struggle had
taken place. The v oman was still alive.
The husband placed Ler on the bed and
summoned neighbors and medical assist
ance, but she died in a few moments.
After the commission of his atrccious
crime Thornton wet.t to a neighboring
drug store where he purchased and drank
a bottle of eaistparilia and heard wrih
apparent surprise that his daughter had
b -en shot. He then went around to the
rear of the sto e and began firing his res
yolver. He was promptly disarmed scd
to those about him ssid that he had killed
his daughter. He was lodged in jail
at Fort Sinitb, Ark., where bis trial and
conviction tock place in the U. 8. district
Tbe crime was one of the most atro
cious in the history of the territory, and
the wonder is that he ever escaped lynchs
ing. Eeisameaium giz'.d, dark com
plected man whose raven locks hsve
turned to gray, and he is now nearly CO
years of age There is said to be no
chance of his securing a new trial.
ABOUT THIfi YAK US.
Itailroaa Xiw ote ricked np
Among toe t'arn Personal and
Switchman J. O. Lan, of the C, R.
I. & P., went to Chicago last night on
Everyone about the C , R. I. & P.
yards and depots is happy, made thus
by tbe visit of tbe pay car Gazelle which
visited the tn-cities Thurtdsy and Fri
day. Freight Aeent S. B. Siodi?ar1. of the
C, R. I. & P , went to Chicago jester
day on business connected with his com
pany. Gus Range, a locomotive fireman run
nine on tbe C. B. & Q from Beardstown
to St. Louis is home spending a few. days
with his folks here .
J . Zimmerman, superintendent of the
northwestern department of tbe Adams
Express company was in the city ye&tet
day viewing with pride the company's
The C. R. I. & P. is putting in a new
track above the telegraph office to make
room for the changing of passenger en
gines and to make room for tbe pay car
wh!ch will hereafter lay here over nigtt
on its trip over the road.
John Galley, formerly operator at the
C, M. & St. P. depot here, has been
doing extra duty at tbe Milwaukee in
Davenport the past two weeks.
Passenger business on all the roads is
picking up and there is also a perceptible
increase in the freight traffic. Trainmen
on nearly all the roads are busy and
crowded passenger coaches show tbe in
crease in travel.
The masons have finished the retain
ing wall for the C , R. I. & P. along Mo
lne avenue, and have begun-the work of
extending the Brook9 culvert to the river.
An exchange is authority for the fol
lowing: A locomotive of today docs
three tirata as much work as 10 years
ago, a passenger cr carries four times as
many passengers, a freight car twice as
much freight, and each emp'oje does
twice as much work as formerly This
chance is wrought bv the development of
tbe science of rai!roadirg. An employe
cf today can do twice as much work as
he did years ago with half the labor.
Railroading is no longer done by main
s'rength. Science and knowledge have
more to do with it than anything els?.
Undoub'edly needs a thorough cleansing
this season to expel impurities, keep ud
tiie beahh-tone and prevent disease Ycu
should t ifce Hood's tiaraaparilla. the bea
Mood purifier a:.d system tonic. It is
unequal ed iu positive medicinal merit.
Hood's s ills are tiurely vgi;tab!e, Le:
fectly hrnve8. fffecUve, but do Dotcau-e
pain er eripe. Be sure to get Hood s.
To ibe Pcblic.
Prof. H. Hirscberg, the well known
optician of 029 Olive street, bi. Louis,
wishes to inform Lii many friends and
patrons of Rock Island and vicinky that
be will be at the store of his agent T. II.
Thomas. April 7. 8 and 9 and m'yl hi
celebrated diamond and noc-chaneable
spectacles und eye-glasses to all in" need
Elimination of eyes free cf cbatge.
Notice is hereby given that the town
ship collector ia obliged to return bis
books to the c unty collector not liter
than the 20th irst., after which date
costn will he addid. Office witu Hurst
& Donaltson, Masonic Temule block.
Office open evenings. W. T. Sucden,
Its Excellent Qualities
Commend to public approval the Cali
fornia liquid firuit remidy Syrup of Fig.
It is pleasir g to tbe eye, and to the talte
and by acting gently on tbe kidneys, liver
and bowels it cleanses the system effect
ually, thereby promoting the health and
comfort of all who use it.
What is more attractive ihan a jirtty
ace with afresh.brightcomplexion? fo
t, use Pozioni's Powder.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
Tbe ITrrhlB W'-o 1'edalra Hot Tc
mallys I'rartlren Kconomy torn
llak nn Object.
If the man with the cast iron stomach
who takes ca.es without investigation ,
had been in a certain Rock Island business
house a few nights ago, he could have
seen something about the "second-band"
tomalley business as well as those done
up in "original packages." A genllem.n
who purchased a couple out of curios-it?
after examining them threw the husks in
which they were wrapped on the floor.
and the little urchin who peddles them
about immediately hopped onto tbe poor
crippled remains of the late lamented
luxury and placed it back in the basket.
for what use can be imagined
At the same time tbe above inci
dent occurred, there was displayed
ether evidences of the urchin's unfamiliar
ity with that virtue that is commonly sup
posed to be next to godliness, which to
those who have heretofore observed the
appearance of the gamin needs no explas
nation, even were it sufficiently elegant to
appear in print.
So it appears that Rock Island not ocly
enjoys the distinction of having so' gen
erously sustained one of these "novel"
industries, but has afforded a market for a
"second Land" business in the same line,
Acd still tbe press has committed an
outrage in daring to look into and expose
the haHts of Tomlley & Co.
William McDermott. a box Cir touris f
was run in by the police last night for
raising a disturbance at the Blue Front
No one appeared against him this morn
ing and be was discharged.
R, J. Baugncss. a ltd employed at the
Glass works, bad Fred Swanson, another
employe, arrested yesterday on the
charge of assault and battery. The two
got into trouble over some trivial matter,
and Swanson, it is said, threw the bov
down or) tbe floor, hurting his bead, and
the latter retaliated by burling a stone at
Swanson. Justice Cooke healed their
wonnds by applying a fine of $3 and costs
TUESDAY, MARCH 22.
Second Annual Tour of the Reigning
Goodyear, Elitcti & Schilling's
- Minstrels -
$lc,liu)ia e?Te-ii Draperies and rarnphai.alia
for the Hoya! Court First Part.
An Clio of Incomjmrhh'e Specialties,
A Grand Company of Comedian?.
e-IlAS. E. Si IlILLIXU, - Sole Prop, and Mgr.
Prier. .- and T"r. Scats oa saleat Harpt-r
house pharu ary Murch 19.
uriis Opera House,
Wednesday, March 23.
Ever bod' Favori c,
CHARMING KATE PUTNAM
And excellent company in her lsteft comedy
sue; epu in four acts.
Loye Finds a Sf ay.
PATHOS AND TEARS
MIRTH AND MUSIC-Tick.-
? 51 if . , :n anl ir,. Si ais on sale at
Fliik. 's. Tvlepiu.ua Jfo. 3 1.
; to select rom. Why par 40 cen's
to S! .0(1 for which you can
get for 10 cents at
O ! n p tavi no
J1T17 Second Avenue.
Ei Ei Es Ei
Did you guess it ?
It Means for Ease.
V t? pitt fjama f ;r4t rrA U 1 ' --t-. tVr to t, fl(t w! VbiB
fkk ffeuuM to iMrrvtted mau (iimm. aw uwt tto ;
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all tbe different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
H. 0. I0LS0M,
Jewel r and Optician.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
9 a ,
i Wmm:--i:-- m fad
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Rubber Boot and Shoe Sale !
Help us make room at ,..?
Central Shoe Store. -
Men's Hip and Sporting Boots $3.00
" Short Boots 2 30 -;
" Buckle Arctics 1.15 .
' S. A. Alaskas 75 7 . ;
" Imitation Sandals (Rubber?) 50 ,
" A. " " .15 ;
" S. A. Clogs .50
Women's Croquet Rubbers .30 ',
Misses' " 23
Childs " .22
Boys' Rubber Boots 2 K) - . - -
" Arctics ... '.90 - -
" Dull Finish Overs 40
' Rubbers 40
These are all first quality goods. Seconds are 10
per cent cheaper -!
Harper House Block.
We Test the Eye Free of Charge 1
And invite all persons needing spectacles to call and try
our new svstem of fitting the eve.
We Guarantee Satisfaction in Every Case.
CALL AND SEE US!
T. H. Thomas,
Druggist and Optician.
We cannot reach all, but hope to reach you by this - ,
U1VDERHILL & GLASS,
if you are hungry give us a call at 1611 Second 'avenue,
next door eaet of Loosley'a crockery store
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
B. F. DeGEAK,
Contractor and Builder,
OGce and Shop Comer Seventeenth St. . . T ,,,.L. Tcl J
and Seventh Avenue, IVOCK island.
I AT. kind of carpenter work a spectaltT. Plan and catlmatei for all kisdr of bnlidintn
fjrnitijed on applicatuni .
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
From all purchases of $1 and
over we will deduct
Iu Uil department we will5disconn: roar par
Bibles 10 per cent
Albnmi .... IS percent
Stationery.. 90 pcr;cat
Blank Books 15 per rnt
JoTeoilea x0 per cent
Etching., EngraTirjgs....a.'iK"pcr ceff.
Pictara Prune?, Cbtoet...2S pereni.
Picture Frames, to order. 10 per ct
Come now and save money. -
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY. ;
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No. 181.
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