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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 8, 1S1KJ.
p,,:,! comfort anil improvement and
tcnU to personal enjoyment when
';!,,;-,. used. The many, who live bct
.'.f'tiian others and enjoy life more, with
(.xi'rnditure, by more promptly
i,l'iit;!!it tin? world's best products to
'.j 'ji ,ivds of physical Wing, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
i.'x.t;ve principles embraced in the
m".!y, .vrP .f Fig.
p. i xct Hence is due to its presenting
: the form most acceptable and pleas-
a, .. t,, the taste, the refreshing and truly
b. mi filial properties of a perfect lax
ative: clfectiially cleansing the system,
!ii--u ninsr colds," headaches and fevers
permanently curing constipation.
It h i- given satisfaction to millions and
n'ct wfth t!ie approval of the medical
f.-u'VsMnii, because it acts on the Kid
,h 'vs. Liver and Bowels without weak
, i.iiitr them and it is perfectly free from
tv.-rv objectionable substance.
vrtip'of Fiirs is for sale by all drtig-ci-t's
in "'He and 61 bottles, but it is man
ntVturcd by the California Fig Syrup
(,. only, whose name is printed on every
p;u 1:ilv. also the name. Syrup of Figs,
'aid U'insr well informed, you will not
"vrpt any substitute if oflercd.
i S. KEIDV.
T. B. KEIDT.
. -i ); matmsre projicity on commisi-ien,
n Li. ri'.ui v. en lift rents, also carry a lint- of firet
c:-- innsranre companies, huil.linp lote 'or
pi!, v. Ha il DfiTcnt additions. Choice rrsUU-iico
t mpi : iti u'. part of the city.
IN.,m . yirrhell A Lymle baikliiiL-. cto-.iiiI
fl.-wir. jr. r ::r of SI itrhel) A Limie tmnk.
K. A. lVmaldsi.il. j
It ion oi ti t i'tti pin; e buying:, selling
or exchanging residence or liitsincss
I -vopcrty.iit will positively pay yon
'"c;il!oii us. as we constantly have
: large list .f desirable property on
"nr Imok.- to select from and we can
-'ipply your wants promptly. We
also have a number of cho;ee lots in
all parts of the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
our customers on terms vei-y greatly
' their advantage.
a bargain ion some one.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
AMition, one-half block from Elec
'!;( Street Railway which we will
"II, if taken at once, at from'' $300
t'l.ji each they will go fast so
embrace the present opportunity or
vcu will be too late.
List Your Property with Us
mid we wilt fnd voc Dover.
Oflice Masonic Temple Block.
Robt. Koehler Makes an Unsuc
cessful Attempt at Suicide.
SHOCKING DISCOVERY BY HIS WIFE.
lie Arisen Knrly. ioe to ltaru and
Opens the Arteries ot Itoth Wrlstx
t omul I iiconsclons, lie Is Kesusrlte.1, anil
it Ih Itelieveal He Will Kecover Cause of
Hie I nrortnnute Art ! Attendant Or.
Ex-City Clerk Rol.ert Koehler made
an unsuccessful attempt to take his
own life at an enrly hour this morn
ing bv opening the arteries of both
wrists. The aet was committed in
the barn on his premises at the head
of Twenty-second street. The means
of destruction employed was a pocket
He arose at i o'clock this morning
before the other members of the fam
ily had gotten up anil went out of
the house. He ilid not return anil
after 4i) minutes had elapsed Mrs.
Koehler got up and went out to the
barn in the rear of the residence
where she was horrilied to find her
husband prostrate- in one of the stalls
with both wrists cut, and he uncon
scious. Other members of the fam
ily anil neighbors were called
in and Drs. liarth and Hollowruisli
being summoned arrived in a few
minutes, and binding up the arteries
applied restoratives and made other
efforts to resuscitate him. Dr. Carter
arrived later and Mr. Koehler was
placed upon a cot and carried into
the house where the doctors worked
with him for some tune. When the
physicians arrived his condition was
such that it was feared that efforts
would lie fruitless, but after some
minutes thecirculatiou was strength
ened and it is now thought that he
will gel through all right.
Sorry lie IiI Not Sneered.
The captain remained in an un
conscious coiid it ion for some time but
llnallv regained it. and after realiz
ing that lie had failed in his elTorts
at self-destruction, expressed him
self as sorry that he had not been
Later the captain brightened up
and seemed more like himself, but he
declined to disclose any reason for
the deplorable act on his part. The
attending physicians attribute the
deed to temporary mental aberration
induced by overwork, worry and dis
appointment. T'jc captain ordinar
ilvalight hearted man. had been
noticeably dcs indent of late, especi
ally did ho appear so to those who
we're brought in immediate contact
with him. City Clerk Huesing no
ticed it in l ;articular when he relieved
him of his duties of ciiy clerk last
Tuesday morning. The night before
when he was succeeded in 1he council
chamber bv Mr. Huesing he seemed
in a particularly happy frame of mind
and was courteous :i lie always is.
with all he met and he took occasion
there to personally offer his thanks
to a few personal friends for
their kindness to him during his
term of oflice. The next morning his
demeanor had changed as regards his
liirht heartedness. though he was
iibliirine; to ali as of old. ami par
ticularly to Mr. Huesing, his succes
sor in otliee. The latter gentleman
! had asked him to remain in the of
lice indefinitely until he could be
come familiar with the duties, and
the captain had consented, though
no delinite arrangement had been
made. But it was generally under
stood that ('apt. Koehler would stay
for a time at least.
.Mr lliu-siiiK Notieeil His I esiinlenev.
I had noticed the captain's de
spondence ever since last Tuesday,
said Clerk Huesing this morning.
"He complained repeatedly of not
feelin" w.-Il. and spoke particularly
! ..l... rn" 1. id bolheriiiir him. lie
! also seemed worried about lus inline
! 1,1-nis mid his own condition, pecu
niarily speaking. For instance, one
dav he said to me. -I hope that if
vnii sere 13 years as city clerk,
w hen vou w ill "leave Hie office, you
will be better off than I am fixed. '
Saturdav afternoon I advised him to
jro honie and rest he seemed to
be feeling s,o badiy. He wont
to a drug store " and secured
some medicine for his headache.
He returned io the otliee and re
mained until o'clock. Before start
ing home he asked me if I had every
thing readv for the council meeting.
I told him'l had. and that if he was
feeling indisposed he had better not
come down to the counvil meeting.
He said perhaps he would not come
down then. When closing-lip time
came, we left the ollice together.
When we reached the foot of the
stairs the captain said he had forgot
ten something and returned to the
office. I waited for him at the police
station, and then walked slowly up
the street and stopped at one or two
places in expectation of his overtak
ing mo. But he did not, and 1 have
not seen him since.'''
Did lie Prepare to Take III Life?
The captain's pocket knife with
which he attempted to destroy him
self was a keepsake. It w as a pres
ent to him and his name apieared on
the handle. It was his custom to
have Officer Etzel. who has had
charge of the police station during
the past two years, sharpen the blade
for him. Last Friday lie brought the
knife to Ollicer Etzef and asked him
to sharpen it for him, telling him to
sharxn the blades as sharp as razors.
He did so, laughingly, and Officer
Etzel not only applied the three
blades of the knife to the whetstone,
but sharpened up the ink eraser used
in the clerk's oflice at the same time
and took them to the clerk's oflice.
The fact that he was so particular to
enjoin the ollicer to make the blades
sharp may Indiea.it that he had pre
meditated the act for several days.
Yesterday the captain appeared as
usual ami during the afternoon went
for a walk with his wife.
Had Made a (iooil Kecord .
Capt. Koehler during his long
term of ollice had made the best city
clerk the city had ever had, and his
manner of conducting the oflice was
frequently complimented by the
auditing committees of the city
council, and none more so than that
of the financial committee, read at
last Monday night's session of the
retiring council. The captain had
much to be proud of in the man
ner which lie had retired from office,
which should' have commended
him to others who might re
quire similar service, and no doubt
he would have received ofTers ere
this had it not been generally under
stood that he proposed remaining in
the office for an indefinite period.
Nevertheless, he appeared anxious
and discouraged, and overworked in
the closing weeks of his lerm of
otliee, which coupled . with disap
pointment in not receiving a renom
ination at the hands of his party
broke him down and his pride was
wounded. He gave up in despair.
I.iked ly All.
Capt. Koehler's modest nature has
often t imes prevented his reaping the
benefit of his own exertions. Doubt
less the captain's renomination would
have been assured this spring had he
striven for it. He has not been given
toboastintr, and an illustration of this
is vouched for bv his old soldier
friends, who say that no volunteer ii
the service earned his title bv more
valient service than did Capt. Koeh
ler. His friends in Hock Island are
legion, and all will unite in the fer
vent hope that he may recover and
be spared for many niorn years of
usefulness in the comniunitv.
OUR DENTAL FRIENDS.
Tlioy are Arriving for Tomorrow's Coa-vriitioii--s.iKtp
If there is any truth in the old
slorv about people getting rid of the
toothache when they get near a den
tist then there wont be a case of that
painful malady in the city for weeks
to come as t he town will be full of
tooth extractors for the next con pie
of davs. Tne Illinois and Iowa State
Dental society meets here tomorrow
and will continue in session for two
davs. then convening in Davenport,
where the business will be linishod
up on Thursday and Friday. Mem
bers have been registering at the dif
ferent hotels till day and the town
will fairlv bristle with laughing-gas
st:ite I'.imnl nf Dental i:rtiiilners.
The Illinois State Hoard of Dental
Kxamincrs which always meets in
connection with the Dental society
met at the rooms of the Business
Men's association at lo o'clock this
morninir and organized for work. A
large number of applicants from dif
ferent parts of the slate are expected
here to take cxaminat ion s for per
mits. The Kxecut ive Council of the
Illinois-Iowa State Dental society
w ill meet at o'clock in 1 lit morning
for preliminary work, such as receiv
iiiLr applications for membership, etc..
and t he convent ion proper will con
vene at lo o'clock in t he City Council
chamber. A lengthy programme has
been arranged ami a large at tendance
Ollicer John Schaab tendered his
resignation to Mavor Medill todav.
j Schaab has made a good officer.
' The patrol wagon made a t r i j to
j the vicinity of tin- Penn Tank Line
company's works down town last
' night a lid tiro light up a load oft ramps
who won- making uieniscies dis
agreeable in that neighborhood.
The grocery store of Xcpka iv- Son.
on Fifth avenue, was entered by bur
glars on Friday night by means of
a rear w indow, and eight boxes of
cigars, a butt of tobacco and .VI ceil t s
in change secured by the thieves.
Chief of Police Sexton went on
d ul v yesterday morning and assumed
charge of that important branch of
the city's service. Mayor Medill very
properly gave the new chief full con
trol of "placing men. etc.. which he
will do at once. Officer Brennan
went on duty on theup-town beat
to-dav and the others will go on to
night. Burglars broke a glass in the front
door id Collom Bros.' wholesale liq
uor house on First avenue Satur
day night and carried off two
boxes of cigars and some jewelry and
stamps. Another burglary, perhaps
committed by the same party, was
accomplished at the Fourth avenue
druo- store where the front door was
pried open and four boxes of cigars,
some (bay rum and other articles
were taken. The burglaries gave
Chief Sexton, the new official, a
chance to get to work at once.
As a result of a little hustling on
the part of the new police depart
ment. William Jones, of Davenport,
was picked up by Capt. Mowrey. of
the Moline police," early this morning
and when searched was found to
have in his possession some of the
cigars, bay rum and jewelry that
were stolen here Saturday night.
The fellow undoubtedly is responsi
ble for a number cf the" thefts at least
that have been committed the last
few davs, as he also had some hand
kerchiiffs and underwear in his possession.
THE HAND OF DEATH.
tSeorjfe K. Iteed I'asses Away at St.
George E. Iteed died at St. An
thony's hospital at 7:20 this morning,
of typhoid fever, with which he had
been a sufferer for several weeks,
during the past five weeks of which
he had been in the care of the hospi
tal. He w as in his 39th year having
been born at Polo, 111., and all his
life had been spent in this state. He
was twice married, the second time
at Tolo, 111., August 6, 1884. to Miss
Hattie Sherman, who survives him.
Three years ago he moved to Rock
Island, having accepted a position as
funeral director for Undertaker
Wheelan. During his life in Rock
Island he had show n himself to be a
man of upright character, kind
hearted and obliging in his disposi
tion, ami his deatli will be sincerely
regretted by a large circle of friends.
He was a member of the Knights of
Pythias and Modern Woodmen or
ganizations. The funeral will be held from the
late home of the deceased. Dimick
block, at 4 o'clock tomorrow after
noon, the remains being taken to
Dixon Wednesdav morning for inter
ment. II. A. !. McIonaliii Funeral.
The funeral of the late II. A. J.
McDonald was held, from his late res
idence on Fourth avenue at 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Rev, W. S. Mar
piis officiating. The pall bearers
jwere: Dr. J. W. Stewart, S. D. Cle
lland. David Don. W. T. Channon. C.
i A. Rose-:.;fd V. 15. Eerijuson.
l-'oar Hour Morning Sale.
The follow ing for Tuesday only :
Dress Trimmings" Braid head
ings, all shades, value ltie, at oc a
'Dress Trimmings" Biaid bands,
all shades, value 2.V, at Iflc a vard.
Dress TrimmhiLTs Jewel trim-
jming. value ?l..rl to 1.7. at !!c a
Dress Coods" Worsted novelties
modest shades, value S'.'c. at oSc a
! Ladies" Waists" Cambric linish
with belt, at 2:ic each.
"Ladies" Waists" Material. Cam-
brie: voke back, value o lc. at :'.k
-Bovs' Waists" V.te each.
"Children's Lace" caps and hats.
"Ladies' Belts" l:1c each.
I'ndcrwear" Jersey knit shaped
i vests, value 1 .". at 10c each.
j l!l HKS.
! "Atlas of the World. including
j the World's Fair, value on at
cent s each.
I "Pansv Series" K'.le eac h. Conquest
of Peru, bv Presi-ott. 2 volumes. C:e
'a set. Familv Kditioii of Poets, ill
ustrated, for if l.L". each.
"Huckleherrv Finn." Tom Saw-
vcr" and t he
Wide Wide World.'
by Elizabeth Withorcll. all at .V.'e
Regular price on lansdownes s'.'c
Hai:ki. Pi kski. V- Von M ai i:.
Decoration Day Notiee.
At a meeting of the general com
mittees appointed at the last regular
meeting of John Buford post (I. A.
R. and W. R. C. held at the county
court house on Saturday afternoon
a resolution was adopted" inviting the
schools to furnish decorations for the
monument in court house square,
for Decoration day (Tuesday. May 3o).
A formal invitation will be sent the
principals of all the school in a few
da vs. The public in general are also
requested to furnish decorations,
wreath frames and evergreens will be
furnished by the post and delivered
to the different schools at 1 he proper
time. All decorations should be de
livered to the (J. A. R. rooms no later
than noon of the day preceding Dec
Tiio's. Cami'I'.ki.i.. Chairman.
W. P. il AVI.Ii. Sec.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 12:lo and
th temperature was CO.
The Bella Mac came down with 10
strings of logs. The Verne Swain
was in out as usual, and the B. ller
shep. Saturn and Satelite passed up.
Now ib the Time.
Prices of North (ialveston property
are going to be increased; buy now
if vou want to get the benclit of the
raise. Koester & Martin, lslii Sec
ond avenue, the agents of the town,
will make some money for you.
Sonvenlr Tea Cups.
I have received a large assort
ment of Haviland China, cups
and saucers, tastefully decorated,
useful at any time, and particu
larly desirable as single gifts be
cause each one, across the out
side, is lettered in a pretty gold
scrip, "Souvenir, Rock Island."
Price COc each.
Being of the very best China,
an ornament in themselves, I ex
pect a rapid sale.
(1. M. LOOSLEY.
China, Glass and Lsmps.
109 Second Avenne.
"Deferred makcth the heart sick."
We have looked and hoped anil
waited so patiently for warm balmy
spring weather that we are inclined
to take a view of the dark side. Bills
are coming due and cash must be
realized to meet these maturing ob
ligations. Profits . must be aban
doned. What we "hoped." might be.
is not. We shall make a great effort
this week to attract the attention of
house keepers, of house cleaners to
our curtain stock, and we know just
how. Cut off all prolit. add a little
more, take a good sharp "loss here
and there. We do this.
The lirst loo yards lace curtain
scrim, beginning Tuesday morning
at 9 o'clock. 2c a yard, only 12 yards
to one buyer. Lace curtains by the
pair at 48c. 55c. 02c, Osc, 75e and S2c
on which we agree to save you 2o to
SO per cent.
On Wednesday a. m. from ! to 12
(four hours), we offer the following
lots, 18 pairs lace curtains at $1.C
down from J2.2": 2:5 pairs 2.48 dow n
from 3-42: 10 pairs l'.44 down from
:?..r0; 12 pairs at $1 even, reduced
from $1.32; 31 pairs 93c. which we
reduce from ?1.2i. Any winch may
be left after 12 o'clock go back to the
Crochet Bed Spreads always in demand. Prices for this occasion
excellent quality. "Our Leader" at 7e. 4 good Crochet
quilts 72c. One case of the celebrated Bates spreads at 93 cents
Many other values equally as good.
Just received, another shipment of those line Cnenille fi-4 tabb
covers (11 yards square) fringed all around for sse.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's P teit Iatber from - - " 00 lo S3.20
Cordovan, Lace or Oorgress - G 00 to 4 CO
Calf " - Ti.SO to 4.00
' Kangaroo " r.50 to 4.C0
Calf - 3 00 to 2.40
Women's Cloth Top P.ii. Trim - - 4.00 to 3.00
Welt and Hand Turn - - 3.50 to 230
" DongolaUom. Seuse and Ox. Toe 3 CO to 2 00
These prices will hold good only until our
v stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
fallen a good deal and you will fall into a grievous mis
take if you don't take advantage of the .opportunity.
Our stock is as universal and as new as the year and
includes everything from an Ingrain to a Velvet.
ow is ilic time to set a Xew Carpet.
We IiaveUt You need it.
We are offering I511.USELS at it cents a yard.
VELVETS at 1. . a yard.
IXCaiAIXS at :l cenls a yard.
STRAW MATTING at 22 cents a yard.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 SecondAvenno.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONENo. 1206.
Open Evenings tUl 8 p. m.
Effort to do business in our wast
goods department. Prices that should,
move goods from our wash good
stock, rain or shine, and rain or
shine these will be the prices:
A job of printed linen tissue cloth
worth H to 12c start on Monday at
7Jc. A big lot of black satine. the
lCAc quality our desperate price thi
week 111c. India linens, 20 pieces,
first price 41c, then fie. 7c. 8c. 10e
and on up to 28e, one third below
lnu pieces Victoria lawns, prices
from He up to 2-c. worth one third
Over 2. (,) pieces of the choicest
goods in the three cities can be shown,
in this department. They have not
been going as fast as we like, hence,
these cuts, these deep cuts, these
desperate cuts. Always a choice in
Oood things in this depart
ment which we should be pleasi?!
to show you. Capes. reefers,
blazers, all choicest Myles are mov
ing off. You cannot get so line a
M G ABE BROS.,
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second ave.
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Bjock.
Carpets are both hand
some and cheerful. This
is the month to be both,
with emphasis, if you take
a look a: our stock and
make a purchase of just
what you wan: at bottom
prices. Our prices hare
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTh
WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.