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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 8, 189.
rr: comfort and improvement and
l "to personal enjoyment when
1 1 1 v r ' The many, who live bet
1 hm others and enjoy life more, with
, cxiHii.liture, by more promptly
ihpt'iitf the world's best pro. lucta to
f, ' V u of phvs eal being, will attest
gtoUlthof the , liquid
'"sative principles embraced in the
" n;,lv, Svrupof Figs.
lu Jxeelleiiee in due to its presenting
, :hc f,.rm most acceptable and plea
Zt t..' the taste, the refreshing and truly
Lm fk'ial probi ties of a perfect lax
,,;ve: equally cleansing the system,
dUiH-Hiii" elds headaches and levers
,,',,! permanently curing constipation.
V. h.i' o-ivon satisfaction to millions and
nUVFth the approval of the medical
rroiV-io". because it acts on the Kui
L.y I,iver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
fvcrv objectionable substance.
vnip of Fii is for sale by all drug
in "'V and $1 littles, but it is man
rf H tured bv the California Fig Syrup
Co on! ; whose name is printed on every
VM-;:"': fd- the name. Syrup of Figs,
'ii.l Ik inir well informed, you will uot
Vve.t anv substitute if oftered.
J. S. KSIDY.
T. B. KKIDT.
E-v. an! manapc propcity oa commission,
oil: ri"!ipy, ro'lvct rent", also carry a line of first
in-iinncc companies. buiMing lot 'or
MU- in n!'. ihei! ffereut additions. Choice residence
proper!) n a'.l inrt of the city.
Room 4. XiTchell Lynde bnildinr. cmr.ml
floor, ir, n :r of Mitchell & Lynde bank.
.'. !'. i:..tl!. K. A. l.riialdson.
Hi & lealon's
u cniitrniphitf hit vi tilt Helling"
1 r exoliaii'riiiir iv.Mfiiee lir l.nsii
'r-'orty.,it w ill positively pay you
'." :t!l on us. a wo constantly have
u iariro Ht of ill -irable property on
"Ur books to st leet from and we can
'l'p'y your wants promptly. We
f'So have a number of cho:ce lots in
:-M parts of the city and will under
take to Luild a number of houses for
"ur customers on terms vei-y greatly
to their advantage.
A BARGAIN FOll SOME ONE.
Wo have 15 lots in College Heights
Vl'':tion, one-half block ffom Elec
tr" street Hail way which we will
' -i taken at once, at frorr' 1300
1,1 oaeh they will go fast so
'ai:ra ( the present opportunity or
Vr;' will be too late.
List Your Property with Ub
uul e will fadt roe. bnver.
Ollico Masonic Temple Block.
Robt. Koehler Makes an Unsuc
cessful Attempt at Suicide.
SHOCKING DISCOVERY BY HIS WIFE.
He Arisen Kurly. Goes to Ham and
Opens the Arteries of ltoth Wrlitt
Kountl Unconscious, If e Is Resusolted, and
it l Helieved He Will Recover Cause or
-the Unfortunate Act and Attendant Or.
Ex-City Clerk Robert Koehler made
an unsuccessful attempt to take his
own life at an eirly hour this morn
ing by opening the arteries of both
wrists. The act 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 5 o'clock this morning
before the other members of the fam
ilv had gotten up and went out of
the house. He did not return and
after 40 minutes had elapsed Mrs.
Koehler got up ami went out to the
barn in the rear of the residence
where she was horrified to rind her
husband prostrate in one of the stalls
with both wrists cut, and he uncon
scious. Other members of the fam-
ilv and neighbors were called
in and l)rs. Iiarth and Hollowbush
being summoned arrived iri a few
minutes, and binding up the arteries
applied restoratives and made other
etlorts to resuscitate him. ir. Sartor
arrived later and Mr. Koehler was
placed upon a cot and carried into
t he house where the doctors worked
with him for some time. When the
physicians arrived his condition was
such that it was feared that efforts
would be fruitless, but after some
minutes the circulation was strength
ened and it is now thought that h
will gel through all right.
Sorry He !id Not Succeed.
The captain remained in an un-
consciouscoiHlition tor some time iut
tinallv regained it. and after realiz-
iii"- that lie had failed in his etlorts
at self-destruction, expressed.- him
self as sorrv that he had not been
Later the captain brightened up
and seemed more like hiinself. but he
declined to disclose an" 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'iC captain ordinar
ilvalight hearted man. had been
noticeably desj ondent of late, especi
ally did he aptear so to those who
were brought in immediate contact
with him. City Clerk Iluesing no
ticed it in particular when he relieved
him of his duties of eiiy clerk last
Tuesday morning. The night before
when he was succeeded in the council
chamber by Mr. Huesing he seemed
in a particularly happy frame of mint!
and v as courteous as he always is,
with all he met ami he took occasion
thoie to personally offer his thanks
to a few personal friends for
tleir kindness to him during his
term of office. The next morning his
demeanor had changed as regards his
liirht heartetlness. though he was
obliging to all as of old. and par
tieiiTarlv to Mr. Huesing, his succes
sor in office. The latter gentleman
had asked him to remain in the of
fice indefinitely until he could be
come familiar with the duties, and
the captain had consented, though
no definite arrangement had been
made, lint it was generally under
stood that ('apt. Koehler would stay
for a time at least.
Mr Huffing Noticed Hi 1 efiwtidency.
'I had noticed the captain's tle
spondonev ever since last Tuesday,"
said v'kr'k Huesing this morning.
He conmlainod repeatedly of not
fecliii" well, and spoke particularly
about his head bothering mm. ne
also seemed worried about his future
plans ami his own condition, pecu
niarily speaking. For instance, one
tlav he said to me. -I hope that if
vou serve 1:5 years as city clerk,
when vou will "leave the office, you
will be better otT than I am fixed.'
Saturday afternoon I advised him to
tro homo ami ret he scorned to
be feeling s,o badly. He went
to a drug store " and secured
some medicine for his headache.
He returned to . the office ami re
mained until 0 o'clock. He fore start-in"-
home lie asked me if I hail every
thing reatly for the council meeting.
I told him I had. and that if he was
feelinr indisposed lie had better not
come down to the counVil meeting.
He said perhaps he would not come
down then. When closing-up time
came, we left the office together.
When we reached the foot of the
tairs 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 me. But he did not, and I have
not seen him si nee.1''
I Mil He Prepare to Take His T.I re?
The captain's pocket knife with
which he attempted to destroy him
self was a keepsake. It was a pres
ent to him and his name appeared 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 he brought the
knife to Oflieer Etzel'and asked him
to sharpen it for him, telling him to
sharpen 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 office at the same time
and took them to the clerk's office.
The fact that he was so particular to
enjoin the officer to make the blades
sharp may .ntlican that he had pre
meditated the act for several days.
Yesterday the captain appeared as
usual and during the afternoon went
for a walk with his wife.
Had Made a tiood Kecortl .
Capt. Koehler during his long
term of office had made the best city
clerk the city had ever had, and his
manner of conducting the office 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 whicli he hail retired from office,
which should have commended
him to others who might re
quire similar service, and no doubt
he would have received offers ere
this had it not boon generally under
stood that he proposed remaining in
the office for an indefinite period.
Nevertheless, lie appeared anxious
ami discouraged, anil overworked in
the closing weeks of his term of
office, which coupled with disap
pointment in not receiving a renom
ination at the hands of his party
broke him down ami his pride was
wounded. He gave up in despair.
Liked ly All.
Capt. Koehler's modest nature has
often times 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 lias not been given
toboastinir, ami an illustration of this
is vouched for by his old soldier
friends, who say that no volunteer in
the service earned his title by more
valient service than did Capt. Koeh
ler. His friends in Rock Island are
legion, and all will unite in the fervent-
hope that he may recover and
bo spared for many more years of
usefulness in the communitv.
OUR DENTAL FRIENDS.
Tliey are Arriving for Tomorrow's Con
ventionstale ncntal Kiarainer.
If there is any truth in the old
storv 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 the town will be full of
tooth extractcrs for the next couple
of tlavs. Tne Illinois and Iowa State
Dental society meets here tomorrow
and will continue in session for two
lavs, then convening in Davenport,
where t he business will be finished
up on Thursday and Friday. Mem
bers have been registering at the dif
ferent hotels all day and the town
will fairlv bristle with laughing-gas
State littart! of Dental Kxaminers.
The Illinois State Hoard of Dental
Examiners which always meets in
connection with the Dental society
met at the rooms of the Business
Men's association at 10 o'clock this
morning and organized for work. A
large number of applicants from dif
ferent parts of the state are expected
here to take examinations for per
mits. The Executive Council of the
Illinois-Iowa State Dental society
will meet at y o'clock in the morning
for preliminary work, such as receiv
ing applieat ions for membership, etc.,
and the convention proper will con
vene at 10 o'clock in the City Council
chamber. A lengthy programme has
been arranged and a large attendance
Officer John Schaab tendered his
resignation to Mayor Metlill today.
Schaab has made a good officer.
The patrol wagon made a triji to
the vicinity of the Penn Tank Line
pnimwm's' works down town last
nl"-ht aiid "brought up a load of tramps
' r .. V. .i;.
WHO WCIC JllillMlli; iiiiium. ui-
agrccable in that neighborhood.
The grocery store of Xcpka & Son,
on Fift h avenue, was entered by bur
glars on Friday night by means of
a rear window, and eight boxes of
cigars, a butt of tobacco and .V) cents
in change secured by the thieves.
Chief of Police Sexton went on
duty yesterday morning and assumed
charge of that important branch of
the eitv'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 the up-town beat
to-day and the others will go on to
night. Burglars broke a glass in the front
' door of 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
dru" store where the front door was
prieTl open and four boxes of cigars,
some ibav rum and other articles
were taken. The burglaries gave
1 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 policeearly this morning
and when searched was found to
have in his possession some of the
cigars, bay rum and jewelry that
were stolen tiere oaiuruuy jhui.
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
kerchiefs and underwear in his possession.
THE HAND OF DEATH.
Ceorge K. Heed Fusses Away at St.
George E. Reed 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 was in his 39th year having
been born at Folo, 111., and all his
life had been spent in this state. He
was twice married, the second time
at Polo, HI., August 6, 1884. to Miss
Hattie Sherman, who survives him.
Three vears ajro he moved to Rock
Island, having accepted a position as
funeral director for Undertaker
Wheelan. During his life in Roek
Islam! he had shown himself to be a
man of upright character, kinu
hearted and obliging in his disposi
tion, and his death will be sincerely
regretted by a large circle of friends.
He was a member of the Knights of
Pythias ami Modern Woodmen or
ganizations. The funeral will be hold from the
late home of the deceased. Dimick
block, at 4 o'clock tomorrow after
noon, the remains being taken to
Dixon Wednesday morning for inter
ment. II. A. .1. McDonald's Funeral.
The funeral of the late H. A. J.
McDonald was held. from his late res
idence on Fourth avenue at 2 o'clock
vesterdav afternoon. Rov, W. S. Mar
quis officiating. The pall bearers
were: Dr. J. W. Stewart, S. D. Cle
land. David Don. W. T. Channon, C.
A. Rose and W. li. Ferguson.
Four Hour Morning: Sale.
The following for Tuesdav onlv :
"Dress Trimmings'" Braid head
ings, all shades, value 10c. at 5e a
"Dress Trimmings" Hi aid bands,
all shades, value 2oc, at lle a vard.
Dress Trimmings Jewel trim
ming, value :?l..r( to 1.7.3. at 'J'Jc a
"Dress Goods" Worsted novelties.
modest shades, value Nile, at oe a
"Ladies" Waists" Cambric tinish.
with belt, at 2:?e each.
"Ladies Waists" Material, Cam-
brie: voke back, value ;"0c. at 39e
"Bovs' Waists" lite each.
"Children's Lace" caps and hats.
"Ladies' Belts" Die each.
"I'nderwear" Jersey knit shaped
vests, value loc. at 10c each.
"Atlas of the World," including
the World's Fair, value $2.50 at i'
"I'ansv Series" S'.tc each. Conquest
of Peru, bv l'rescott. 1' volumes. O.ic
a set. Family Edition of Poets, ill
ustrated, for $1.2!) each.
"Huckleberry Finn." "Tom Saw
yer" and the "Wide Wide World."
by Elizabeth Witherell. all at olc
Regular price on lansdownes SDe
Haknep. Pi ksf.i. A: Vx Math.
Decoration Day Notice.
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 30).
A formal invitation will be sent the
principals of all the schools in a few
davs. The public in general are also
requested to furnish decorations,
wreath frames anil evergreens will be
j furnished bv the post and delivered
to the different schools at (he proper
time. All decorations should lie de
livered to the i. A. R. rooms no later
than noon of the day preceding Dee
Tints. Campbkm.. Chairman.
W. P. Ql AYI.K. Sec.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 12:10 and
the temperature was 60.
The Bella Mae came down with 16
strings of logs. The Verne Swain
was in out as usual, and the B. Iler
shep, Saturn and Satelite passed up.
Kow ii the Time.
Prices of North Galveston property
are going to be increased; buy now
if vou want to get the benefit of the
raise. Koester & Martin, 1815 Sec
ond avenue, the agents of the town,
will make some money for you.
Souvenir Tea Caps.
I have received a large assort
ment of Ilaviland 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.
G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and L.imps.
W09 Seeeod Aventie.
"Deferred maketh the heart sick."
We have looked and hoped and
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
ami there. We do this.
The lirst 100 yards lace curtain
scrim, beginning Tuesday morning
at 9 o'clock, 2e a yard, only 12 yards
to one buyer. Lace curtains by the
pair at 48c, 5Se, 62c, C8c, 75e and 82e
on which we agree to save you 25 to
3d per cent.
On Wednesday a. m. from 9 to 12
(four hours), we offer the following
lots, 18 pairs lace curtains at ifl.GT
down from 2.2o; 23 pairs $2.45 down
from $3.42; 16 pairs $2.44 down from
Sf.i.oU; 12 pairs at 1 even, reduced
from $1.32; 31 , pairs 93c, which we
reduce irom ifl.iro. Any which may
be left after 12 o'clock go back to the
Crochet Bell Spreads always in demand. Prices for this occasion
excellent quality, "Our Leader" at s7e. 4S good Crochet
quilts 72c. One ease of the celebrated Bates spreads at !)3 cents.
Many other values equally as good.
Just received, another shipment of those line Cnenille 6-4 table
covers (li yards square) fringed all around for NKc
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second ave.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's P tent Liatber from
Cordovan, Lace or Congress
Kangir o " "
Calf " -l '
Women's Cloth Top P.n. Trim
Welt and Ha ad Turn
" Donsola Com. Seuse and Ox. Toe i CO to 2 00
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block.
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.
Xow is the time to get a Xew Carpet.
We IiaveUt You need it.
We are offering BRUSSELS at 00 ceuts a yard.
VELVETS at 1.25 a yard.
INGRAINS at 3o cenls a yard.
STRAW MATTING at 22 cents a yard.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1S11 SecondA-venua.
C. F. DBWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE'No. 1206.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m.
Effort to do business in our wash,
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 cloths
worth 9 to 12c start on Monday at
7Jc. A big lot of black satine. the
lGlc quality our desperate price this
week HJe. India linens, 200 pieces,
first price 4Jc, then 6c. 7c, 8c. 10c
and on up to 2e, onc( third below
100 pieces Victoria lawns, prices
from lie up to 28c, worth one third
Over 2.000 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.
Good things in this depart
ment which we should be pleased
to show you. Capes, reefers
blazers, all choicest styles are mov
ing off. You cannot get so line a
5 00 to 3.50
6 00 to 4 CO
S.50 to 4.00
r.50 to 4.C0
3 00 to 2.40
4.00 to 3.00
3.50 to 200
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 have
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTh
WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.