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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 22. 1004.
5 Bhe Packers' Strike is ai End-.. So are the grocery "troubles" of the housewife who does her trading at SKidds' SSfcery. G6e Store WitK a. Reputation Behind It. CALLED BY DEATH s cosososososoaosososaeoe Be Sire to Attend our Big Clearing Sale for 15 Days ' from Jvily 18 We will sell every thing in our big store a t prices never before heard of. ROCK ISLAND ILL John Nitz. Former Resident of This City, I spires Lait Kveniu t Hi Home in Andalusia. DROPSY THE FATAL AILMENT Mrs. Emelia Kain. of Bowling Town ship, Passes Away Thi6 Morning at St. Anthony's, Hospital. John Nitz. of Andalusia, dk-d last evening at 7 o'clock at his home of dropsy, aged 66 years, 1 month and 10 days. Deceased was born in Germany and came to Kock Island 21 years ago. and was employed by the Moline Wag on company. Leaving Rock Island 1" years ago, he and his family went to Andalusia, where be had resided ever since. Mr. Nitz was married in Germany to his surviving wife, whose maiden name was Miss Anna Bom nn. in 187S. In addition te his wife, deceased is sur vived by four children, three sons and one daughter: Benjamin, John and August, who reside at the home, and Mrs. Hannah Bloom, of Andalusia. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from St. Jos eph's church, this city. Rev. Father Mackin conducting the services. Bur ial will be made in Calvary cemetery. Dntt ml Mr. Baa el la Kuiu. The death of Mrs. Emelia Kain. for the past 25 years a resident of Howling township, and a former resident of this city. wcurred at St. Anthony's hospital in this city ths morning at ?, o'clock. Her death was caused by kid ney trouble. Deceased was born in Cincinnati. Ohio. June 2, and came to Rock Island with her parents when she was a child. In Davenport Nov. 1. 174. she was married to Aug Utti Kain. who preceded her to the grave three yean ago. Her maiden name was Miss Bmella Goldfrederick. There were 11 children born to this union, nine of whom survive, as fol lows: Miss Mattie A.. Walter H-, Louis P., William EL, Herman .1.. BSda EL, Otto C, Carl A., and Rudolph H.. all of whom resided with their mother. Funeral services will be held over the remains at the home at 1ft o'clock Sun day morning by Rev. M. Humphreys, of Milan, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery in Bowling town ship, where Rev. C. A. Mennicke. of Rock Island, pastor of the German Lutheran church, will hold services. NEW CLERK IS APPOINTED Supervisor Robert Pears, of Moline, to be Employed at County Building. Robert Pears, of Moline. a member of the board of supervisors, has been appointed assistant in the office of County Clerk H. B. Hubbard, anil will enter upon his duties Aug. 1. Mr. Pears has resigned his position as foreman at the Rock Island road freight house in Moline. The recent changing of the rules goerning the conduct of the affairs of the county of flees by the board of supervisors has necessitated the engaging of addition al help ill the office of Mr. Hubbard, ami the place was accordingly tender ed Mr. Pears, anil was accepted by him. CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE ON HELPERS, ARE TO ENTERTAIN Reception and Social at the Y. M. C. A. Friday Afternoon, Aug. 6. A public reception and social will be given Friday evening, Aug. r. at the Y. M. C. A. building by the Associa tion Helpers. The proceeds will be used to pay for the recent work ot papering the reading room, and the ball. Secretary Keyser's room was papered free of charge by the Adams Wall Paper company. The ladies who devised the plan of having the building beautiful on the interior are deserv ing of much praise for their earnest work and successful efforts. Ice cream will be served and the entire building will be open for those who attend in order that all may enjoy them selves. The papering of the hall and the two rooms was completed the lat ter part of last week and it adds greatly to the appearance of the in terior. The paper is of a high quality. The secretary's room and the hall are papered in a pretty shade of green, while the reading room is embellished in a handsome red paper. The chapel and parlor were papered last year, making the interior practically newly papered. A DISPUTE OVER PROPERTY Henry Fluegel is Arrested on Com plaint of Dary Travis. Henry Fluegel was brought before Justice II. M. Schriver yesterday on a charge of malicious mischief preferred by Dary Travis, colored. The case has been, continued until Monday. Travis claims that Fluegel entered the house at the corner of Seventh street and Seventh avenue by breaking down the door, anil taking charge of the prem ises, on which Fluegel holds a mort gage. A bill for foreclosure of the mortgage is on file in the circuit court. Travis says the bill calls for a foreclosure this fall instead of the present time. The property is now unoccupied, but in the past Travis collected the rent on the property and claims that he, as agent for the place, has a right to rent the house until the time the foreclosure is effective. Warr Case Will Likely Go to the Jury at Cambridge Some Time Tomorrow. The closing arguments to the jury are in progress at the trial at Cam bridge of J. W. Warr. B. F. Peek, for the prosecution, opened yesterday af ternoon. He devoted himself to an ex planation of the methods pursued by the defendant in accomplishing the theft of the large sums from the asso ciation. C. J. Searle and N. F. Ander son, for the defense, presented their arguments today. H. A. Weld, state's attorney from here, will have the closing. MEN ESCAPE IN A ROW BOAT Latest Theory in the East Moline Bank Robbery Skiff Stolen Near Watertown. The theory now is that the nun who blew the safe in the Fast Moline bank early yesterday morning escaped in a rowboat. crossing the river to Daven port probably. A party of campers along the river shore below Water town reMrts a rowboat stolen during Wednesday night. The officers are Arm in the belief that the men had a rig and that they drove east. They were seen by a New Shops employe who was returning after a visit to Rock Island on the train leaving for the east at midnight, and which was late in passing through Fast Moline. They likely feared they could be too easily traced in a buggy and deserted their outfit in the vicinity of Water town and stole the first boat they came to in exploring the shore. All sur rounding towns have been communica ted with and the officers notified, but no clue has been gained. The robbers, in the opinion of Sheriff Heider, were experts of the first class. A small safe in the building belonging to the East Moline Improvement company East Moline Improvement company was opened without rhe aid of explosives by the men. Either they knew the combination or worked at it until they solved ii. There was no money in the safe, however. There were some pa pers, but these wire not disturbed. Thi- robbers were after motley only. IS HE MONOMANIAC RIVER RIPLETS. The steamer St. Paul her yesterday will be the last boat of the Diamond Jo line that will be in this harbor for six days, the Qulncy, which was the next due here, being laid up at St. Louis when- a new cylinder is being installed. The next boat on the Dia mond Jo line to enter here is the Du buque, which will arrive here from St. Paul next Wednesday. The stage of water was 5:10 all day. Tile Ktith and Winona were down and the R. D. Kendall. E. Rut ledge. Isaac Staples, Ceorgic S.. Until. ZalllS Davis. ('. W. Cowles and Winona were nort h. RIVER FORECAST A falling tendency in the Missis sippi will continue between Dubuque and Muscatine. RIVER BULLETIN. D'ng'r H'ght Ch'ge Line 8 a.m. 24 hrs. Red I. a Crosse I.e Claire Davenport Pes Moines Rapids Feet. -Feet. Feet . M ::.7 o.l .11 1.6 0.0 . 12 ::.: o.o . 12 1.4 .2 . IS t.ft 0.2 . 18 a.S 0.2 1.) ?.H 0.1 . IS 5.1 0.1 . . . 2.S 0.0 . ir 6.6 :0.7 . 21 17.0 :0.C BATTLES SATURDAY SALE Fourth Avenue and Seventeenth Street. Children's and women's slippers worth 70c. $1 and $1.26 at 5oc. Women's slippers and oxfords worth $' .". and $ :. $1.75. Women's slippers and oxford.; worth $1.50 an. I $2. $1.25. Men's oxfords worth $ ami $:J.50, $2.50. Men's oxfords worth $2 and $2.5i, $i.:.". "It's a little farther, but it pays." PERSONAL POINTS. Ed (iter, of Bushnell, ia visiting in the city. Miss Mary Lee has returned from St. Louis. Miss Harriotts Hampton is in Des Moines on a visit, after which she de parts for St. Louis io attend the ex position. Misses Abbie Day and Margaret Guy, of Rock Island, and Miss Alice Pad dock, of Moline. departed last night for Colorado on a pleasure trip. Keith Collins has returned for a con pie of days from Champaign, where he is superintending the construction oi the slate university building for whic h Collins Brothers have the contract. Pleasant F. Cox has returned from the Rosebud district in South Dakota, where he registered for a chance in the big lottery at Yankton. He says there are hW03 crowds there but the) are orderlv. Wilbert M, Bowman, Held for Em bezzlement. Believed to Have Been t'ncontrollable. EXTRAVAGANT ENTERTAINER Comes to Hamlet. Presbyterians of Kewane have rot ad to grant the request made by the pastor. Rev. .1. M. Tidball. to ask the presbytery to sever the relationship existing between pastor and people in order that he might accept a call to Hamlet in Mercer count v. Known to Have Parties of Young Women as Dinner Guests, With Him the Only Gentleman. The Japs may fight the Russians, On land or on the sea; But the girls of this here country. Fight for Rocky Mountain Tea. T. H. Thomas, pharmacist Wilbert M. Bowman, a prisoner at the county jail charged with the em bezzlement from the Rock Island Lum ber company, by which he was em ployed four years as cashier ami book keeper, is believed by those who have been investigating his case to be a monomaniac. His actions of the past two years show a mania for extrava gance so far beyond the limits of his income that he could never hope to retrieve. He did not have many friends. I. idle is known of his family connections. Me was not a drinking man. but he had the best of every thing the world affords. He was what might be termed a ladies' man in a sense. He dill not court any partic ular one. preferring to be with a crowd of them. He has been known to enter tain parties of a doy.eii at dinner, with him the only gentleman present. This was one of his lio!l;. Another was in attending sociables and parties got ten up in the interest of a lodne of or church. Bowman would be on hand and would lead the other folks a merry chase in making the affair a success. He would stand off by himself and in vest in every article offered for sale. It seemed as though he would be possessed of an insane! desire; to rid himself of whatever money he had with him. and he managed invariably to send himself home broke. I. out; I iiilrr a Strata. An Argus reporter saw Bowman at the county jail this morning. Though a young man hid raven black hair is streaked with gray on the sides. He impresses as one who has long been under a mental strain. He is coldly reserved. Askod how he made way with the sum that he is charged with stealing. Bowman looked out the win low. thought a moment, then said: "I do not know as there is any thing 1 care to say on that point For ten days before my arrest I knew that there was an expert going over my books. Had I been afraid of any criminal wrongdoing on my part cer tainly I had ample time to get away. Really I do not know whether I stole any money or not." Ludolph & Reynolds have been re tained as attorneys by Bowman. He has turned over his horse and buggy, an out nt t nut cost prooaoiy $.s"". to Mr. Lndolph. The lumbe r company got a writ of attachment for the rig yesterday, with other of the personal effects of Bowman, but it was found that the horse and boggy were the property of Mr. Ludolph. Mjratery to : l-'rlonil. "Bowman is a mystery to me." said one knowing Bowman since he has been in the city. "Thus far I have been unable to understand him. It is my firm belief that the man is not or has not been for some time himself mentally. He has had a mania that he could not control for the spending ef money, so I have learned, and he should have the benefit of the doubt, if there be any. on this occasion." Bowman is in jail in default of bail of $10,000. It is not known whether he has any relatives. He says his home is in the east Pennsylvania, in what city, he does not state. ROCK ISLAND VS. DAVENPORT Billiard Tournament to be Continued This Evening. Davenport and Rock Island will bo matched in the three-cushion tourna ment at the Cc'ntral billiard hall on Second avenue this evening. Fifty points will be played. Weston and Rose representing Rock Island, and Gorman and Tiedeman Davenport. Sunday evening the Central bowling team play at Muscatine. The team will be- composed of Hiteman, captain; Dan. Flack. Campanl, Carlson. The bowlers will leave in the morning. In the afternoon a number of rooters will go down on the; steamer leaving here at 4 o'clock in the afte rnoon, and will return on the midnight train. The Muscatine- team will play a return en gagement at the Central alleys next Monday evening. ENGAGE FAMOUS MUSICIAN J. Hayes Robinson. Instrumentalist and Singer, at Club Tomor row Evening. .1. Hayes Robinson, the- famous man dedinist. will be the conce rt attraction at the Roe-k Island Club tomorrow ev ening, when the third in the series of lawn entertainme-nts for the- members and their ladies and friends is to take place. Robinson plays several different instruments and contributes vocal numbers, having a baritone- voice of splendid quality. In the event of rain the concert will be held in the clubhouse. AT McCABES. Men's Collar Specials. Saturday from S a. m. to 9:30 p. nr. 100 dozen men's correct summer shapes in linen collars, usually oid at 15c, or two for LTc. will be sold in half doze:n lots only for -Cc six fine collars for 4",c. Here's your chance to stix.-k up at McCabe's. Sec; our Second avenue window. 1 EtHJeryone Should See Ovir Beautiful Line of New Carpets and Rugs The new fall patterns are the finest we have ever shown. Drop in and look through the line you're always welcome. If you haven't a good refrigerator, you are wasting lots of ice; buy a Leonard Cleanable it will pay for itself in a season. We guarantee its quality. See Us Abovit Summer Comforts in PorcK Furniture. Hammocks, Cots, Etc. Davenport Furniture & Carpet Company. 123-125 West TKird Street, Davenport. la. Clearing Sale 9 BOYS' KNEE PANT SUITS Boys' Knee Pant Suits, age 7 to 16, single breasted, 3-piece style: also double breasted 2-piece suits, age 3 to 8. Boys' Russian Blouse and Sail or suits 25 Per Cent Discount. Regular 50c, 75c and $1 Waists for Boys, Your Choice 25 Cents. Men's Outing Suits of all grades, One-quarter Off Price. SOMMERS & LA VELLE, 1804 Second Avenue. Rock Island. GAe Summer Girl.... KNOWS THAT SHE CAN GET THE HAT EXACTLY SUITED FOR HER AT THE BRANDENBURG MILLIN ERY STORE. HATS THAT HAVE THE CHARM OF SIM PLICITY AND STYLE COMBINED WITH THE MOST ARTISTIC EFFECT. Brandenburg Millinery Store Corner 20th St. and 4tn Ave. Finest Grade of H AUNESS with prices to suit all. Largest assortment in the three cities. All work guaranteed. FINE CUSTOM WORK A SPECIALTY. W. STOCKHAM, 220 17th Street Market Square ur jn ytfc jkT i Hkv i$r so PB0B05PBQB0B0BQB0B0B0BBB OS z