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TIIE ARGUS, FRIDAYJUNE 2, 1S1K.
, . i
,.n:,l r.joyment when
'I'l;,- manywho live bet
n ! itiiov lifr more, -with
i;.r.i !.V Iliorr 'H'lli ai
s"i, ! v ' Ix'st products to
"j ''f ,.i In iiitr, will attest
;, ',::!! of tlio pure liquid
f I;,., rinWiuvd in the
t illie I It pri-i-iiiiii;
; :irerta'.l and pleas-
thc n tn -lnnjrantl truly
,:!,- i.f a jx'rfct't lax
v cU'.-iiisiii!! the system,
" Ik -a. laches and levers
!v curinsr constipation.
C ' u tiin to millions and
roval oi me nicuicui
it acts on the Kid-
... i ivitliont n'enk-
-U, an '1 it is orfectly free from
',,f Y.- i tor sale by all drug
uv ui ! I bottles, but it is man
,i by tii.- California Fit: Syrup
name is printed on every
t'i- name, Syrup of Fip,
j.w!! informed, you will not
'.'"v -ib-iitute if offered.
STILL IX PROGRESS.
The Hearing of the Mable La
DEFENDANT ON THE STAND.
T:e Tetttlmonv of Yilnene for the Ie.
fnse and the rourif1 on Which it Is At
temptetl to I "rove That the iirl Mid Not
Murder tier Own Infant I ni ldents of the
No case in a pood many years has
excited as much interest or attracted
as many jx?oj1; as the trial of Mable
La (i range, of Milan, on a charge of
murdering her her fi-day-old infant
child, which is now in progress in
the circuit court. The facts have
been detailed in Tilt-: Amirs hereto.
criminal operation in December last.
Dr. Plummer was put upon the stand
fr the defense this morning, and for
two hours and a half he was exam
ined, cross-examined, and cross cross
examined on his expert opinion on
the real case, and also upon numer
ous hypothetical propositions submit
ted to him by the prosecution and
defense. Afterward Dr. G. L. Eyster
was called and was asked his opin
ion on numerous hypothetical ques
tions. Dr. J. W. Morgan, of Moline, was
also called to give expert testimony
this afternoon, and his examination
is now in progress.
3 pnti& fta?.
. ches for 4 up to
.'ii-t step in and take
. ... ' .re vou ln v. Will
:si. ve to
1TI. hrronil Av.
T. H. KEIDT.
.: ;r.i! mnnape property on commission,
'7. oi U'Ct rent, also carry a line of first
ir.;r:ince companies, building lots for
h'. i! fforetit additions. Choice residence
: i,art! of the city.
I. .V::-lu-11 & Lynde building, ground
m: "f Mitchell A Lynde bank.
It. A, Donaldson.
i & Donaldson's
ii eonieii) p!:itc f.nying. selling
aiiginj. resiiii'Dce or business
w i.i l".itivelv i:tv vou
k.- to select from and we
"i:r wants jromptly.
is we constantly have
desirable property on
lVl a number of choice lots in
"f the city and will undcr
i'liihl a number of houses for
'''"mors on terms very greatly
!au;aix FOU SOME ONE.
'''( 10 lots in College Heights
one-half block from Elec-
tf'-'i't Kailwnv wliicli we will
1 tuken at once, at from $300
" each they will go fast so
act the present opportunity or
lc too late.
M our Property with Vb
and we will fad too buyer.
&ee Masonio Temple Block
The Contractors Order t he Men Itaek and
a Keply Cornea.
The Contracting Carpenters' asso-
fore. She was seen to tro to the river ! ciation has adopted the following res
olution with regard to the strike,
which has existed since May 21), anil
which appeared in this morning's
with a bundle and walk to the lower
end of the ferry dock, and after re
maininir there a minute returned
without the bundle. Then followed 1 L,uon: '
tlir. Cii.llurr ..f tl... l.,,lv,I tin. illfint KcSolvCt.
and the arrest of the mother and Dr.
K. M. Hoyer, asid liii were afterward
indicted for murder. Tae prosecution
; notify Carpenters' Union No. 106,
that t lie positions latelv vacated bv
1 the men employed by the
; of this association will be open
introduced witnesses to prove that their return until and including
she had carried the child to the river Monday, June 5. inst. After that
in a bundle and had thrown it off the date we will proceed to till all vacan
cies ami earrv -out our ousiness as
The Carpentrr Keply.
In reply to ibis the following was
sent to The Ai:;i sthis morning:
Rock Isi.ano, June 2. Tn rcpty to
the communication in this morning's
Union we wish to make the following
replv: From the beuinnintr of thi
trouble we have acted as a body rep
resented bv a committee. 1 his com
mittee has never been recognized and
all communications from the con
tractors have been addressed to the
public through the press, except the
article in this mornings Lnion,
I which we received from their secre-
tarv, after appearing in print. We
are all well aware that we can go to
' work unv time and that the contrac
tors are anxious for us to do so. but
to avoid any possibility of the same
thin" happening- again, we wish the
matter adjusted on a basis to avoid
i all future trouble. Union 1(G is at
! all times opposed to strikes and lock
i outs as something to be regretted
and avoided, but when it can't be
avoided we intend to act the part of
father! men protecting their rights as mora-
,,. ; hers oi a moor orgamzai ion.
ak The position we take is this: We
fact. ' ,'on 1 a"'' ovtr have objected tocon-
! tractors luring non-union men. imi
1 n.servo tin- rio-ht to induce such men
dock, afterward returning to Kigh-1
teenth street and Second avenue,
where she joined Dr. Hoyer. and to
gether they went to the young wom
an's boarding place on Thin! avenue,
where she was afterward arrested. !
Teslininny lli-lne Txkrn. !
To do this, the young men who
saw her at the ferry dock were ex
amined, and also the policemen who
made the arrest. Afterward. Dr.
Plummer's expert testimony was
taken, which was to the effect that
according to thebest of his know l
edge derived from the symptoms he
discovered on the body at the time,
death was due to drowning. The
state then rested its case and the de
fense began the examination of the
witnesses. From the purport of the
testimony of the first two witnesses
examined, namelv. Samuel lilair anil
Rev. W. li. McKe'e. of Milan, the de
fense would be partly upon the line
that the girl was weak mentally.
Mrs. Lairange. the mother of the
girl, was next put upon the stand,
the vein of her testimony being that
Mabel was weaker mentally than the
other children. The girl's
was the next witness called, and
testified to her having been w
mentally for some time in
since she had the diphtheria some
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tione.1 witnesses testitied to the f:u.t ; i a "Ttain time to become union
that Dr. Hover bad been employed to ! members. If any contractor should
. ...... , m..i.i "f,. .1-..,. ... .. .... wish to employ all non-union men he
what he pronounced in r ailment.
M ilM-l l.ulirane on the stand.
The young woman herself was
THE A. P. A. EXPOSURE.
upon the stand and in a
eted manner told her storv
air. which was in substance
she said she had been
for dropsy l,y Dr. E. M.
r -::! time last spring.
i,. was -till at her home in
About three weeks before her
cont:n'-ni-:.:. the doctor advised her
of her trj-- i-.r;ditioii. which was the
first intimation witness had that she
was about to become a mother.
Hover Told her jf she would come to
Rock Island he w ould find her a place
to hoard and also a home for tin
child. Siie came on a Saturday am
! has the perfect right to do so w ithout
any interference trom i(. but our
! members are debarred from working
with such men by our constitution
and by-laws, which are similar to all
other similar organizations through
out t he world.
I". II. Ri sii.
II. C. Wkustki:.
W. E. Railkv,
The '-London Lyceum" entertain
ment given under the direction of
Mrs. Addie Weller for the benefit of
I j the First Haptist church at Harper's
on the following Monday made some
clothes for the child. The
infant was born on Apri 1.
and on the afternoon of April 6.
witness was able to leave her bed.
which she did. and went out to the
kitchen. The doctor was then- at
the time and helped her to dress.
While she was in the kitchen just be
fore supper Hoyer went into the room
where the child was. She went to
the door and looked in and saw the
doctor giving the infant something
out of a bottle which he then put in
his pocket. After supper she went
into the room herself and found the
child dead. She called the doctor
and told him. and the latter wrapped
the body of the child up and told her
she must throw it in the river. He
carried the child for her to the cor
ner of Eightecnt h street and Second
avenue, where he gave it to witness.
She did not want to throw tin- body
in the river, but the doctor insisted,
and she went to the dock and threw
it into the water, ret urning t here and
meeting the doctor and going back
home as before stated.
The C'ritMs Kxauiii at ion .
The direct examination hy Mr.
Sturgeon brought out the fact that
her memory had been bad and that
her mental condition was such that
she was easily influenced and had
spells when she did not remember
what had takeu place. On cross
examination Mr. Searle" efforts
were to establish that these spells
were only at certain times when she
did not want to remember. Mrs.
Mary Metzgar. of Moline. who had
visitad her while in jail, was also
called to the stand to show- her dis
turbed condition while there and
Sheriff Gordon was examined for the
same purpose. The court then ad
journed until this morning at 9
This morning the prosecution re
called Mabel La(irange to the wit
ness stand, and State's Attorney
Searle questioned her more closely
concerning her knowledge of her
true condition, which she swore yes
terday that she did not know until
within about three weeks of the birth
of her child. She admitted today
upon that point that she had sworn
in her complaint made out while in
I jail that Dr. Boyer had attempted a
theatre last evening, was quite large
ly attended and proved a very novel
and entertaining affair. It was
j opened with a "Flag Drill' by 18
boys in a zuave uniiorm. .M'xt came
a "Hulla Haloo" marching song by
14 little girls in black and white cos
tumes. This was followed by a
Shepherd's Drill" by a bevy of old
er girls in appropriate costumes,
each carrying a shepherd's crook.
The next and perhaps most enter
taining feature was t lie rendition ot
James Whiteomb Riley's poem "The
Cobbelems'll Catch You if You Don't
Watch Out" by 2S little girls in
"recti and gold. Afler this came a
"Hoop Drill" by IS young ladies,
half of them in blue and the others
in pink costumes, which was fol
lowed by a "Tambourine Drill"' by
12 voting ladies in rich costumes ex
ecuting some very pretty move
ments. The next number was "Merry
Lassies," a song by two little colored
The Organ of the Order nnd the Catholic
' Mestienger Heard.
The Tri-City Blade, the organ of
the A. P. A. organization, in its issue
of this week commenting on the ex
posure by its erstwhile editor, R. L.
Quackenbush, in the Catholic Mes
senger of last week, of the workings
and membership of the order, says:
The A. P. A. has received another
good sendoff in this city by the Cath
olic Messenger. Kov L. Quacken-
bush has twisted a rope and the Mes
senger has flung himself with it. He
thought he was pulling the drop un
der the A. P. A., but linds the rope
to be ' tightening around his own
The MeHsenjrer Again.
The Catholic Messenger in its issue
of this week comments on the results
of its exposure as follows:
The treatment of the Messenger
and its part in the publication of the
Quackcnbush exposure of the A. P.
A. has been very fair generally, and
this paper is very grateful therefore.
Amonir the statement of outsiders
published as new s, however, is one
published here and in the Chicago
papers to the effect that the list of
membership was the result of con
spiracy among the Catholics of the
citv "that Quaekenbush was su
borned to perjury. There is no foun
dation for such charges. He came to
this office voluntarily, as he stated.
and his coming was not expected
ami . so far as we know no other
person knew of his coming. He
wrote the lirst article entire at a desk
in this office and went before a no
tary and swore to it. Two days after
wards he came again and copied the
list of names from a memorandum
book and appended his statement
while in this office, and went and
had his affidavit attached. It was
two days afterward before a living
soul except the notary and ourselves
saw these communicotions. Then
they were submitted to a few men of
acknowledged safe conservative judg
ment, not all Catholics either, to pass
upon the question of their truth and
reliability, taking into consideration
a'.l the circumstances, intrinsic and
otherwise. They were published as
thev were written, not a word or a
letter changed. Now, where could
anv conspiracy have been formed or
executed:" c certainly would nev
er have used the matter if it was ap
parently tinctured with any stain of
bribery or coercion, nor H it did noi
come freely from a man. who, no
matter what his character was. could
so far as we know, have no object in
periuring himself when the truth
would have better served, even an
unworthv mot ive. The motive that
he claimed actuated him. was not so
much one of revenge as to clear him
self from the effects of his coiinee
tion with the organ of the A. P. A..
and thus open avenues of employ
ment which that connection had
closed against him.
No lVarr While Oppression K.xists.
The Davenport Leader recently
made a pica for peace in the waring
elements in Davenport as looking to
the best interests of all concerned,
and the Messenger alluding to this
This paper has been in the light
too long to have such "peace" as the
Leader advises. There will be peace
when this illegal, treasonable and in
famous dark lantern organization is
wiped out of existence. There is no
peace" for the men who are daily
stabbed in the back by the minions
of this sneakingly secret native
"Mafia." For years whenever a
Catholic could be injured secretly he
was injured. Men have been dis
missed from employment, the safety
of their families jeopardized 'wherever
A. P. A. influence could accomplish
it. It might be the deadly cold ot
winter, sickness may have wife and
little ones in its embrace, hunger,
cold starvation, death may have
been the approximate result of their
action; yet tliey nave oeen uiscuargeu
for no other reason than that they
were Catholics. Where their mem
bers were not in positions of influ
ence as in the C, It. I- & P. and It.,
C. R. & N. railway system, thej have
petitioned manufacturers and other
employers to discharge Catholics.
J liev carry into practice zeaiousi
the oaths which they have taken.
misses w ho re:
22 voting ladies
ndcl to a well
A "Sailor Drill"1 by
and gentlemen in
pict uresqite poses and all attired in
sailor costume was the next number,
w hich was followed by a "Shadow
Drill" by a company of young ladies
in flowing w hite costumes that made
a very pretty appearance. The
"Haby Hunting" songs by three little
girls were very entertaining, the pro
gramme closing with a "Grand Tab
reaux," in which all who had taken
part were artistically grouped. J.
W. Day was the piano accompauiest,
and the entertainment, on the w hole,
was a very agreeable one and enjoyed
bv every one present.
Joseph De Rudder was lined $3 and
costs bv Magistrate Schroeder this
morning for disturbicg the peace.
Officer Etzel took a tramp to the
station this morning who was sleep-in"-
in the stairway adjoining Spei
deT's drug store.
Ex-Chief of Police Phil Miller was
sworn in yesterday as merchants' po
lice and his duties will be confined to
the business district at night.
A former tri-city newspaper man
charged with larceny was arrested in
this city last evening by Officer Etzel
and turned over to the authorities at
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 10:0", and
the temperature was TC
The Lvon and Swain came down
and the Cvelotie. Sidney, Hella Mae,
Irene D, Mountain Belle. Pilot
Swain passed up.
The Aimer Gile came down
seven strings of logs, the Pilot
seven strings, the Little Hoddie with
eight, Irene D with eight and the B.
Hershev with eight strings:
I have this week some new
and tasty flower holders; pretty
shapes in decorated designs, and
''several sizes in slender crystal
vases, i The effect of flowers for
home '-decoration will be much
If inereasedf by -using some of
them, j Prices very reasonable,
, : G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and L.amps.
180H Second ATenoe. -
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Get a New Spring Suit
SIMON & SViOSEWFELDER S.
Where $10.00 buys a fine Dress Suit worth
$15.00; where $3. JO buys a nobby all wool
suit advertised by other dealers as worth
$15.00; where $7,50 buys a splendid suit,
all colors, worth $10.00; where $.00 buys a
desirable and neat every day suit.
We are showing the handsomest,
biggest new spring stock, and WE
KNOW our prices defy competition.
Come and see. No trouble to show you through.
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's Pateat Leather from
" Cordovan, Lacs or Congress
.. Ca,f .
" Kangir o
Calf 4 ;l
Women's Clbth Top Par. Trim
" "Welt and 3a ad Turn
5 00 to f 3.50
0 00 to
3 00 to
" DongilaCrm. Sense aud Ox. Tee -i.OO 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 Mouse Block.
We Look after Your Best Interest:.
We sell at very close margins sell lots of goods and sell
them quick; we look after the quality, the price, the style
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CONSULTATION is a proceeding. A coun-el or w sir I as aomclim --s ai-d an army.
Connltiition will clw you lic.w your lioiuc may re made mot attract-v.- snd ih-- exponse
likewise. It won't take mnrh ilrlibrration thongh, to convince yoa ttat lhebigt way'. to
look at onr stock or FnmMtiro a-d ike your se'.i-c-tion from oar Parlor. L'edroom and Dining
Room Suits, llandsonier Furnitr.ro o.m"t !e trodu.d. Borer made or icote durable good
are not manufactured. Lower prices cannot le found. In onr line we liavt- tre largest ftoct
of Parlor uil?. Bedroom tuit. I in'.n? Kooin euile in the cl:y, and at rric that will ve yoa
Twelve Frobly made Parlor Ftiits, in latest s'yles, jot put on the fl-xir today.
Twelve Frobly made rariorsnus, i i'b'jt, ju-i u h
Easy Term- of Pay ment at Cash Price.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
18.9, 1811 Secon l AvecuJ.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206
Opn Evenings till 8 p. m.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Av-nue.