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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 22, 189.
SAD AND SHOCKING.
Mrs. Robt. Bennett Dies Under
..,.. improvement ami
' , r. . ; , t ioyincnt when
' '," ; . . r;:i-:V. "who live het
i "... ! :.;,. life more, with
: , ;,v "more promptly
,., ; pi li, vt products to
' ,,' iM'intr. will attest
" '." . ,.f tin- pure liquid
i nibraced in the
: .,; ,. ; due t it presenting
J, ' ptablo and pleas-
: ' , . r t resiling and truly
, , of a perfect lax
'., ' . , ;.:i;in2 the system,
,. ' ; ! ...laches and "levers
: ',.,',.''. v.r'iu-x constipation.
'., . i, -tion to millions ami
;.!. r,vnl of tlie medical
V ... .-'. it net on the Kid
.'V .'. f U v. vls without weak
i ;t i, perfectly free from
,1;.- - t'.ir sali' by all drng
... "si Littles, hut itisman
; .'.-' California Fig Syrup
n : - ' ,nv is printed on every
., . !.. name. Syrup of Fijrs,
' 'iMt'iinned, you will not
- -Uiiiutc if otlered.
' i rM:t-. :i!n carry n lino cf first
i. rM!i:!ii!ir. 1 1 in tr lots for
jr.-r. lit li lilition. 4 "hoice ronUlence
,r-- ft the city.
: A Lymle tmili'.ii.C. t":i"i
V :. !.,!! Li-mie hunk.
rln s for $1 tip to
-t step in and take
rr von nuy. "
ll. A. Donaldson.
1 1 Mason's
S 1 1 -
j AND EXCHANGE.
ii mi. .'m !. living, selling
i r- I I . nee or business
U :.'.' p.sit ivfly pay you
ii-. :i . w, omstantly have
"i ilc-irahh' property on
- -i ii . t from and we ean
"iir wants jironiptly. We
a liiMnlicr of olioic-e lots in
- "i' 'lie city and will under
:,ni!d a ntimticr of houses for
' 'tii- !'- i.n terms very greatly
A I'M: .A IN FOR SOME ONE.
W- Ii..'. ."., .ts in College Heights
k;: -i".. one-half block from Elec
"' S;i"-et ltailwav which we will
;! ' i si-n at once, at from $300
'" adi thev will o fast so
"' " the present opportunity or
' "lie too lit,.
iour Propertywith Us
m(l e will fed TOt a buver.
(, v" e Masonic Temple Block
0IS01I ADMINISTERED BY MISTAKE.
S--kiiiK to KelW-ve llt-r SufT-rioKs Her
llii-.lt iixl ilv's llei- Stry-lmine for I-v-r'K
I'oivdcr-A I'liyHirinn Is Summoned,
tint tJu- I.Hly lMes I roin th KtTeetK -The
Ke-ult of I lie Coron-r'n liiqiH-st A Stii
Mrs. Robert Uonm-tt died some
what sttddenlv ami under the mo-t
list rcssin" circumstances at her
home, ;:'i Eleventh street, at 12:3i
vestcrdav niorninir. 1'er l'atli being
1k' to strvchuine ad uiini.-t ercd hori-
ly before by her husband by mistake
for (lover's powder, with which he
was scckinir to relieve her s;i iTerings
Mrs. Hennett !ial oeeu aiung mir
ing Saturday, and at 1 o'clock in the
evenili" on his return !e.ni.' from Ins
..I...... nf lin-ini'-.. Mr. ii. :'.!) tt SioxC
f summoning a pi r.. out Ins
wife (lid not tlillik 11 war. !iecc-ui .
lating that he would probably ,c
better after she got to sleep. About
11 ::. liowevcr. she was seized with
an unusuallv severe auacK aim sue
thereupon awakened her husband.
wlio Liii)wiii- that dovcr s powders
bad been ad m i n it crcd before for the
same ailment and that one remained
in a desk in an adjoining room, he
hastilv went to the desk, got a pow
der and administered it to her as had
been the custom, by simply placing
the drv powder on her tongue.
Ttiouulit llellnO 1:I- a llslilke.
ft-r -lip 1 1 .- . 1 taken it Mr. Lenin
started out for lr. Kinyon and lu
savs that hurrying along on his wa
ii.,. iliooirl.t -truck him that perhaps
no in- J
In. loul ma le a mistake, as he rci
ed haing placed a package of st rvch
nine. used for killing rats si ears
ago. in the same drawer and he felt
that he might ha-.e given her ihis
i.ov.ler iii error. This led him to
(iiicken his pace and on reaching!)
Kinvoii's residence he told him of h
fears, also showing the doctor tin
paper in which the powder he hai
.iven bis wife wa- contained, am
which at tin- time ho had placed in
his pocket. lr. Kinyon at once hur
ried to Mr. lieiini tt's home, but the
deadlv powder had already began to
do its work and while Mrs.
lien net t was con-cioiis when her
husband letunied with lr. Kir.
von. she went into convul
sions soon after am! died despite
the efforts to save her. The circum
stances in detail surrounding the sad
event arc given in the proceedings
of the coroner's inijiiest. which fol
Coroner Ilawes was notified at an
earlv hour and cm pan m-Icd a jury
compo-eil of Cha-. llodg-on. foreman :
S. l;. Wright. lon IS. Shaw. Fred
Kre'.l. 1". 11. Warren and T. 11. Ellis.
ie imiuest was held tit the home at
iek. The tirst witness exam
ined was Hubert Ill-mu tt, who testi
lied to his being Hi years of age am!
engaged in the groeerv business.
His wife had been feeling remarkably
well the past few days until Saturday
when she had complained in the
morning of not feeling well. When
witness came home at noon she was
sick and had not improved any at
supper time. She got up. however,
and ate a few si ra u berries and drank
a cup of tea and went back to bed.
When witness closed his store at
night it was about b o'clock and he
inimediatclv went home. When lie
nched there he asked his witc how
. . . -Tit ....i..: l . . t
ie telt ami sue mi.i com n:u m-n
feeling badly. lie spoke of getting
the doctor, imt she did not think it
necessary, saving that if she could
et to sleep she t lion ght she would be
all right. Witness retired himself
short I v after and w ent to sleep, lb
was awakened, s 'tne time after by his
wife, who told him that she felt as if
the cramps were coniing on. 'T
jumped out of lied." said Mr.
clinctt. ami llioiigni niuiiem-
v of a powder that was letl.
he spoke of it. too. I went and
got it and gave it to lief, ami pin me
er that ii was wrapped in in my
K;in for tin- Doctor.
Then I went for the doctor. On
mv wav I thought of the package of
trvchnino being in the same drawer
and 1 increased my efforts. I woke
up the doctor and told him my wife
was verv sick. lie got up ami on
the wav back. I told him about the
other "powder. lie said nothing.
When we came in she spoke to us and
the doetor told me to go mid get
some things down stairs some starch
and other' things. When I e:me
back mv wife was beyond medical
skill. It was strychnine I gave her
by mistake. In thinking it over I
remembered that I had bought some
strychnine at Thomas drug store to
poison rats about six years ago and
had that locked up in the same
drawer in a desk. 1 had forgotten
i.,,,,t tliem both beintr in tin same
drawer. The other powder which I
ton! intended to give Her had
grocery store and 1 was running. He ir V!sl SHOOI ,
stopped me but 1 toM him thai my Ol. JLAlil B OUIIUUU.
...:r.. .. 1 1. .llil
Wliewar-te! snivilll-iior-ii'i. ii'" ... 1
tain me. I think it was Oliicer New Parish Buildme Formally
vi i ii .i,A ,;.i,,;.ri.t i
1 ll 1 1 Irwt I . J L il- .i.M.nfc iiiiniii-iit . . ,
thir.k ueatcaxea Tesxeraay.
lr. It. Kinyon.
After testifying to his age, resi
lience, etc.. the doctor spoke as fol
lows: ! was called about 12 o'clock
or a little alter by Mr. Hennett. w ho
!iid he wanted me to come down as
his wife was verv sick and that ho
would wait for me. I let him in.
and he then said he had misgivings
as to whel tier he hail given las w ile
the right medicine or not, and
wanted me to hurry and that he
would tell me about it on the way.
I asked him about her so as to get
an idea so 1 would know what to
bring. He replied that he had the
paper that had contained what lie
had given her. I took it and opened
it, and as soon as I saw it I tasted
it and knew il was strychnine. 1 re
member also of asking hi..: about
her. if she had eaten anything, as I
thought of linding out all I could
about the case so that if I needed
THE SEEVICES AND PEOCESSION.
The Societies rr.ic ipatiiiK anil tlie Ofticia
tinjr i'lerity Appropriate anil Attractive
1i corl ioiiM of (lie v Ituilitliisr The
Kiri-t Services mill tlie 1'rie-tn l'arlicipat
iiijj in Them-Tlii- Vm-rilile Dean Xier
iii in. tf DriK'Tiporl.
Yesterday afternoon occurred the
dedication of SI. Mary's Catholic
school, the handsome new building
erected by that parish on Twenty
second street and Fifth avenue. The
structure, which has been fully de
scribed in these columns before, is a
2-storv brick, of modern design and
built .in accordance with the require
ments of the parish. The dedication
was participated in by a large num
ber from Davenport and Moline and
mMm MiiSiliJI m m
I f l' IM 1' J i ! II IL! .:, Imm . I 1 1:1 . 1 PI H I - I
ST. JUKI'S -( 11(1111..
. ..i-.. I eoiihl --et it at was witnessed lv a large a
i-'ib-'-'s dru-r store and sav.' t he j , ,f pcoii
time of going hack. "A hen 1
tel.. ill., lin-iit I l-.oked at mv
and ii wasl-j:i'.'. Win n I came into
the room, this room 1 think, tin-re
was a table standing here, and on it
I found Ihe envelope that the powder
had been in. The end had been torn
off to open it. I remember ( f read
ing the envelope. It was from
Thomas" drug store ami had the di-
.: , l t...... I t. ..is either, but
IIVII MS. - .
.1 I . ...... ..1...'.,... ..till iir.isoll I
I ii e w o i . i s Mi., niiiii' ...... ,
written on ii with a pen. I then
went into the room, that room there,
and Mrs. l'.ennett was sitting in bed.
S.iiil she Kelt Itctlcr.
I asked her how she fe'.t and she
said she was better. I told her hus
band to luirrv and get some things
that I wanted. She heard me and
said. -Whv. what's the matter?" 1
told her that her hiisliand had given
her the wrong medicine. I then gave
some antidotes and she went into a
spasm almost immediately."" it
ness then described the different rem
edies applied and also a detailed ac
count of the suffering the unfortu
nate lad v endured. Mr. Hennett and
witness then called to the daughter.
Miss Anna. t come down, which she
did. Witness did everything that
could be done to relieve her. using
hypodermic injections under the
skin, but she died in a few minut.-s.
As near as witness could figure it
was in about 10 minutes after he ar
rived. The condition of Miss Anna
Hennett. who was prostrated by the
shock, was such that she was unable
to testify. lr. C. P. Kinyon and Aid.
Henrv kinner, both of whom had
been "intimately associated with the
family for years, were called, and
testified to the happy relations that
had existed in the family. A portion
of the investigation was conducted
by State's Attorney Searle.
lr. Kin von also made some supple
mentary statements, which were not
taken in evidence, as to Mr. Hennctt's
state of nervous excitement. Hetcsti
ticd in his explanation as to having
told Mrs. Kinner and other ladies
present some time after Mrs. Hen
nctt's death, to burn the papers and
envelope as there was enough strych
nine left to kill several people. Mrs.
Kinner had told the doctor since that
she thought that another powder
that was on the table had been
burned at the same time, which
w ould probably account for the miss
ing pwder in "the desk. The jury
thinking enough evidence had been
addnceiito predicate a verdict it re
tired and later returned a verdict
that she came to her death from
strychnine administered by her hus
band. Kobert Hennett, Sr., by mis
m bl age
The Davenport soe'u t'u
were met :tt the ferry by those from
thi city and headed by Hleuer's band
(-eoi teil to St. Mary's ( hnreh where
vesper ser ices took place. The so
cieties were in charge of Marshals H.
Winter. .Joseph (i. iger and Joseph
iw i ng
What Is It?
We will issue a special privilege
coupon ticket which ean be used to
splendid advantage and prolit in seven
departments of our immense stores
any time during June. It is the
largest gift of the year. Ask to see
one and have it explained.
Any customer buying merchandise
for cash at one time amounting to
i.j or over any time during the re
maining davs of this month will be
presented with one of these special
privilege tickets. tlememoer your
purchase must be made and the tick
et secured lie fore .June 1. You have
been waiting a long time to get some
thing for nothing. The opportunity
s before you.
Heavy advances are being made in
the linen market on all classes of lin
ens. Well aware of this fact our
wideawake buyers have been scour
ing the market for bargains while
they were vet to be had.
What is the Result?
1"0 doz, fi styles, heavy damask
towels, double hemstitched and knot
ted fringe, worth Msc. sale price ioc
2 doz. fancy border, heavy buck
towels, fringed, size 224-s. value Ii.'h'
An excellent crash. AI.I. i.ixkx. 7c
were i n t h
Mrs Marv .1. Hennett was 43 years
r .w,. nti.l ii native of Enirland, eom-
li-iil intended to give ner n id oeeu i ' . , i ..
prescribed bv vf. Kin von after her ing here with her hushand nearly
Vr. .. ti,:...,iw vpiniuro. They had been married
larfe family being born
to them, only seven of whom survive
tier Kobert. the eldest son, is mar-
-iu.l t he others residing at home
iit i.nntiiipni(nt. 1 here were llirot
powders. One she took at the time,
one about two years later and the
other was the one left in the drawer.
. . . .1 1 . X ' .
It is not in tlie drawer now. .mi one i --- -
ji is inn in . j ,.:. i.,.r residence here
had access to it nut, me. i no pow (i- i'ci - -
irs which Dr. Kinyon left here 1 were had by her kind am s
only to be taken in eases of extreme won many me.... -y. . - j
oiuy ' ,,n i,..r unfortunate and untimely
necessity. later me witness icsii
iied to q'uestions as follows: had
mx- s inners on. l miirui sav aisu
mourn h-r unfortunate and untimely
The funeral will occur at 10 o'clock
that I met a policeman near Bean's 1 tomorrow mornin-.
111 UOIV H:iiul
st. .T.we;ili So. i tv of !'av .npurt.
sr. '. Ii itranc'i Wi t.-rn Catlmlic I'nioii. norte
St. .1. s ( li's Hrntifh Wo-torn u;lio!''(- Viiion,
s:. An'honv s Socii-ty. Ilork I-lnml.
sch nt 1 : serial ami Litcnirv Oln'i. Ituck .s'nn l.
After the services at the church,
the societies formed in line again and
marched around lhe block to the
new building. The scene was an im
posing one. The procession was led
bv the altar boys in their vestments,
followed by the girls of the school in
white costumes with garlands of
flowers and in charge of the sisters.
Next came the priests in the robes of
the church, followed by the different
societies. They halted in front of
the new building where the dedica
tory services proper began. They
were conducted by Dean Nierman, of
Davenport, assisted by Dean Maekin.
of Hock Island and Father Davis, of
Davenport. Father drove, of Moline.
and Fathers Kopf and Flannigan. of
this eitv. At t lie conclusion of the
blessing of I he new edifice, the as
semblage passed up into Columbia
hall on the second lloor of the build
ing, which had been elaborately dec
orated for the occasion and presented
a handsome appearance. The hall is
lilted up with a commodious stage,
and it is to be used by tlie s.'hool for
entertainments, etc. Addresses a
propriato to the event were delivered
by Dean Maekin and Fathers Creve
aiid Dais that were listened to with
interest. A number of tine choruses
were rendered in connection with the
services, an orchestra of the pupils
of St.. Mary's school discoursing sev
eral "pleasing selections. Over the
arch doorway at the entrance ap
peared the appropriate inscription:
For God. Our Country and Our
Children," while just inside another
bore the words "Welcome to All."
I (Inner sets. This Week.
I offer for this week a new line
of decorated 100 piece dinner
set:?, ranging in price from $s.2f
up. They are all guaranteed to
be first class ware in every way.
On Saturday only, bread and
butter plates at cost.
G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and I. irons,
tout Second Aven-te
The backwardness of the season
forces extra exertion and unusual ef
forts to unload large purchases. Ks
jKcially is this true in our
In fact the trade has been dilatory,
slow. This week's concessions will
certainly make large sales. We pro
pose for four days. Monday. Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday to offer
such inducements as to compel sales.
Nearly H'1 of our most stylish
jackets." were si;.;,o. s7. !s7.7".
!.."!!. s;t and A'.i.."id. we lay tin m out
all at the one price.
$5 for Your Pick
Hemomlx r this is for tour days only,
four, ending with Thursday night at
( o'clock. Take your choice for ?.
Another great stock reducer and
sal" maker will be the one price put
on a round of blazers and jackets.
They were s-.f.S. s;!.!s. s.l. -.,
:i.."o. 3.7." and ?!: nearly 1"." gar
ments in the lot. At The tine Trice.
l.;il for four days.
GOING. GOING. GOING.
until o'clock Thursday night, when
the key turns in the door.
At sl.'.M Monday. Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday, but of
'Course the earlier in the week the
more choice will be t he assort meiit.
Many other markdowns will lie
found in this department which we
are bound to make the lieii-t place
in town tor at least four day-.
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 Fate t Letter from - - 00 to 3.10
Coidov in, Lac or Congress - 6 H) to 4(0
Calf ' ' - r.r to 4.00
" Kanpfir -o " - r.r") "o 40
" Calf - "5 00 to 40
Women's Cloth Top P u. Trim - - 4.00 to ..00
Vr and Siod Turn - - 3.f t' 2.10
" Dorp; ,ia c m. Se-:se ai t Ox. Toe -J.00 io 2.00
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneiders Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block.
D:es are eveiy thing in history,
so they aie in dress, and they are
jiirt as impoitar.t in Fnin'tnre as
in the matter of attire Unless
old enough to be antique parlor
suits "not maiked 1893 ar-' decid
ell cut of date. iret jcu-t-lf
light on this essential pint be
fore "buying, irspect our stock
f - r : -r . h i
which has been purchased expressly for the coming trade
Our display of Parlor Suits includes a tine
Brocatelle at 45 Dollars.
It's not human, but it speaks for itself, when you see ir.
prettv 5 Piece Sot-MOHAIU TLUsII STTIN; KDGK at -.oo.
You only need to see it if you are wanting anything in this line.
CMITETS Ingrain, Tapestry, Ih-dy or Velvet we're sure to
pV-IS-d ltooni suits. Springs, Mattresses. Pillowsin these
lootU we excel. Haby Carriages, Kefrigerators. at right prices
n NO KXTKA fHAUGK FO K I E A S YZ. T A Y M EXTS .
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT;
1809, 1811 Second Aveau-
C. F. DBWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 03 .
Opn Evenings till 8 p. m.
I MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
I FLOOR PAINTS,
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avfiitie.