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THE XRGUS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1903.
THIRD AVTNUETHROUSHJO SECOND
Specials for Saturday,
Upholstered Roman Scats (see
Third avenue window),
Only half barrel left of those
delicious Chocolate Marshmal
lows, for Saturday, at,
Ier lh 12'2C
Fresh Salted Peanuts,
Icr b 10c
Mi.sses' pure lirn-n hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, hand embroider
ed, initials (not over three to
one customT), each
Rubber Heels for men's or wo
man's shoes (rab
Iktublc width unbleached Slieet
injr. limited quantity, Sat
urday, yard XS'zC
Women's "ic embroidered
Hose, per pair
Half dozen Napkins, worth up
to St dozen, lots of C
Smyrna Rugs, 1Cx3C inches, all
wool fringed ends,
Men's and Boys' Tennis Shoes,
what there are left take
t, them at 33C
i - . '
Ladies' and Children's Parasols,
all there are left, values up to
lU'ic Siikolinc:-, 30 inches wide,
Saturday, at, jk.t
' " " .V
Full length $1 J-ace
$2 lace i rimmed Cambric
$1 and $l.-o light
Wraj.jx r.- -19C
White Jap Silk Waists
Music in the evening. Special
selections by the brass quartet.
L. S. McCabe & Co: Rock Island
THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN IT IS DIFFI
CULT TO FIND JUST THE HAT YOU ARE LOOKING
FOR. WE HAVE JUST AS COMPETENT HELP NOW
AS IN THE BUSY SEASON. AND WE ARE IN A POSI
TION TO MAKE YOU JUST AS SMART HATS WITH
OUT EFFORT ON YOUR PART AS IN THE HEIGHT
OF THE SEASON.
BRANDENBURG MILLINERY STORE,
Corner of Twentieth Street and. Fourth Aver vie
August DeSeck Blows
Out Wife's Brains
and Kills Self.
FOLLOWED A QUARREL
Man Was Intoxicated When
Woman and Daughter Ar
Every Day This
Week we will Sell
the Following Ar
OUTING SUITS HALF PRICE
DUCK HATS HALF PRICE
CANES HALF PRICE
PANAMA HATS HALF PRICE
WASH SUITS HALF PRICE
JEWELRY HALF PRICE
BLOUSE WAISTS HALF PRICE
STRAW HATS HALF PRICE
WHITE UNLAUNDRIED SHIRTS HALF PRICE
WASH PANTS HALF PRICE
MEN'S CAPS HALF PRICE
BOYS" CAPS HALF PRICE
CHILDREN'S CAPS HALF PRICE
BELTS HALF PRICE
:c For Great Big Bargains, First, i
Last and All the Time, You
M. C. RICE, Prop.
v vvrvvvTrinrnrt tvttt
At about 1 o'clock this morning
Aupust DeSeck blew off the top of his
wife's head with a shotgun, and, acting
as judge and jury in his own case, in
flicted the death penalty upon himself
with the same instrument. Although
the 13-yearold daughter was sleeping
at the time, she was not awakened,
and the discovery uf the bloody trag
edy did not occur until about C o'clock
this morning, when neighbors who had
heard the shots in the night went to
the home, :i7ji First street, Moline, just
across the line from Rock Island.
t iiu InkoiinD.
The murder and suicide followed a
juarrel. but the provocation is a secret
that will be buried with the remains of
August and Leonie DeSeck. Emma,
the little daughter, said she heard them
quarreling before she went to sleep,
but she did not know what it was
about. He came home about 10:30 in
a somewhat intoxicated condition, but
the wife and daughter were not at
hcirtie, they being at DeWaele's. An
hour later they went home, and the
daughter immediately went to bed. She
does not know what time her mother
retired, and knew nothing of the trag
edy until this morning when the neigh
bors entered her room and told her.
Itruinn lllovtn Out.
At the Foglestrom & Danielson
morgue in iloline lie the remains ol
the dead man and woman. The top of
her head is completely shattered above
her mouth. His features may ''e more
plainly seen, although his skull is
blown out of shape, lie was a medium
sized man about Ht years of age, and
she was smaller. She was ?,H years
old. He was employed by Deere & Co..
and the parents and daughter had been
t iti this country only about tea months.
living in Moline- all of thin time.
According to the statement of the
daughter, her parents had lived a quar
relsome life. The husband had not
only threatened to kill his wile when
they were residents of Helgium. but
be had made the same threat in the 10
mouths that they had lived here.
Son for Prleatbooil.
Ktnma. the only daughter, came to
this locality wiih her father and moth
er, but there are two sons who remain
ed in Helgium. One has been given
over to the priesthood, and is preparing
himself for a life of devotion to the
church, and the other is a soldier, hav
ing given over his life to his country.
They are 1J and 18 years of age.
The daughter is a quiet and pretty
maiden, and upon appearing at the in
quest this morning, which was held at
the Moline police station, she had ap
parently not come to the full realiza
tion of the terrible tragedy that had
happened in her home and within a few
seconds had deprived her of both fath
er and mother. Good neighbors and
friends at once took her into their
home, and she will have the best of
care for the present.
Ilt-iinl i Miiiln.
Kmnia speaks good English, and was
able to tell the coroner's jury what
little she knew of the circumstances.
"He went away," she said, "and return
ed about half past 10. He was drunk
when he came home. We came about
half past 11. We had been up to De
Waele's. I went right to bed. I di
not know what time mother went. 1
iieard hi:n scolding my mother, but.
did not bear anything more. I do not
know what time I got up. There was
a man came in and told me my father
anil mother were dead. I did not hear
the shooting. They have quarreled of
ten, but 1 do not know what about.
Sometimes he has taken hold of her
and thrown her from one side of the
room to the other. He has threatened
to kill her before since we came here."
O'llrlrn Kutrro llousr.
A. O'Hrien, the first to enter the
house in the morning, was summoned
by Miss Brogan. and upon going in he
saw Mrs. DeSeck in the bed and the
husband was sitting in a chair a few
feet away, near .the wall, the gun hav
ing fallen down between his legs, and
shells being on the floor.
Mrs. Thompson, a neighbor, heard
the quarreling, which was followed by
the shots. All was still after that, but
she did not go over, because she knew
the daughter was there ami thought
she would give an alarm If there had
been anything serious. However, a:
F.bout 6 o'clock she went over, and up
on looking in. saw the results. She did
cot enter, but notified other neighbors.
4ua Waa forked.
One of the peculiar circumstances
was with reference to the gun that did
the work. Both barrels had ben dis
charged, but 'he trigger of one barrel
was cocked. This might be accounted
for throneh the deatii grip from palnl
if the man did not die instantly. There
were three of the loaded shells on the
floor near him.
Although there is nothing certain
with reference to the immediate cause
of the shooting, the theory is advanc
ed that it was jealousy, it being rumor
ed that the husband entertained such
a feeling as to his wife, and this caus
ed trouble formerly.
GASOLINE AND NOT
KEROSENE WAS USED
Causes Explosion of Lantern in Cor
ridor of Mitchell 4. Lynde
An explosion of gasoline in a lan
tern supposed to contain kerosene
started a blaze in the entrance corridor
of the Mitchell & Lynde building last
evening at S:20 o'clock. The janitor,
Arthur Osterman, purchased a can of
supposed kerosene, and after filling
the lantern in the basement of the
building, lighted it. When Mr. Oster
man saw that the lantern was not
burning right, he placed it on a shovel
and started up the stairs for the street.
He had just reached the top of the
stairway when the explosion occurred.
The directory sign of the building was
set afire, and an alarm quickly brought
the department to the building. Bo
fore the arrival of the department the
blaze had been extinguished by Mr.
Osterman and others who came to his
Mr. Ostermau's right arm was some
what burned in the explosion, but oth
erwise he was not injured. He says
he ordered kerosene, and did not know
that gasoline had been given him until
the explosion occurred. This is the
first run of the department under
Ansel Frankel returned today to Des
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Bamett leave
for their home in Boston, on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewald departed
last evening for their home in Chi
The Misses Xellie Scully. Katherine
Smith, and Alice Smith have returned
home from a visit in Chicago.
Mrs. B. E. Hall and daughters. Miss
Grace and Miss Florence, have re
turned home from a visit in Dubuque.
Mrs. Adrian Valentine, and Mrs.
John A. Buford, returned last evening
from a week's visit in Clinton and Ly
ons. Secretary L. L. McDonald has re
turned after spending about two week
at Lake Geneva in Y. M. C. A. confer
ences. Miss Grace Hannon, of Geneseo, re
turned home today after being a guest
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. Cav
anatigh. Miss Georgiana Brin kerhotf leaves
this evening for Greenfield. Iowa, to
viit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. II.
Mrs. Mary Huesing and daughter.
Miss Maude, returned last evtning
I rom Waukesha. Miss Anna Huesing
is expected tonight.
Richard Crompton of Chicago, who
has been attending the bankers' confer
ence in Moline is visiting at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 11. Cromp
ton, in this city.
BAD AS WEATHER
Hot Republican Primaries on in
SEARLE AND ALLEN LINE UP
Peculiar Circumstance Develops in
Fifth Ward The
Mrs. James Wright delightfully en
tertained a number of friends in her
new home on Sixteenth avenue at a
euchre party yesterday afternoon, in
commemoration of her birthday anni
versary. Prizes awarded were: lone
hand prize to Mrs. John Ohlweib r, Sr.,
first prize to Mrs. Charles Hill of Mo
line, and consolation to Mrs. Kenyon of
STRUCK BY SLEDGE HAMMER
San of John Dahn Injured This After
noon by Blow.
John, the 1-year-old s-ou of John F.
Dahn, superintend in of sin is was
accidentally struck on the h ad with
a sledge hammer about 1 o'clock this
afternoon and quite seriously injured.
tie "was playfng about a house that
was being moved on Eleventh avenue,
between Eleventh and Twelfth streets,
and got too rkise to a swinging ham
mer and was stnuk by a glancing blow.
A few counterfeiters have lately
been making and trying to sell imita
tions of Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds, and
other medicines, thereby defrauding
the public. This is to warn you to be
ware of such people, who seek to prof
it through stealing the reputation of
re'medies which have been successfully
curing disease, for over 33 years. A
-ure protection, to you, is our name on
the wrapper. Iook for it. on all Di
ving's or Bucklen's remedies, as a A
others are mere imitations. H. E.
Bucklen & Co., Chicago, 111., and Wind
Sciatic Rhematism Cured.
Wagner, wholesale druggict, Rich
mond. Va., frays: "I had a fearful at
tack of sciatic rheumatism, was laid
up almost two months; was fortunate
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured men after doctors'
prescriptions had failed to have any
effect, i have also heard of fine results
from others who have used it."' Sold
by Otto Grotjan, 15l Second avenue.
Rock Island. Gust Schlegel & Son, 20
West Second street, Davenport.
The fight between theSearleand Al
len forces for the control 'if Rock Isl
and in the congressional nomination
preliminaries is on in Rock Island this
afternoon in the shape of primary elec
tions in the various wards between the
hours of 1 and 7. and is being attended
by red-hot proceedings in keeping with
the weather. In many of the wards
challenges have led to bitter cemtro
versy and intensity of feeling.
Trouble In Fifth.
Trouble arose in the Fifth ward over
the selection of the judges. Those who
were chosen at the meeting of the city
committee failed to 'appear at the ap
pointed time. Then came the question
of settling upon who shouid serve.
Some maintained that the committee
men should appoint, while others op
posed the proposition. It was finally
decided by the voters lining up on the
sidewalk and taking a vote em which
side should select the judges. Searle
There were developments in the
First ward that looked as if the "bar'l"
had been suddenly opened.
The delegate tickets in the different
wards are as follows:
1'iri.t War. I.
Searle II. X. Woods. John Acker
man, Fred Fuller. Charles Osterman,
Ben J. Gahagan, J. ('. Copperstein,
Paul Peirson, John Kollof. Fred Carl
son, George Hastings. Frank West by.
Doc Williams, Louis Rahn, Ed Van lie
Allen Fred Kahlke. Harvey Mink,
George Weinberger. John Russ, E.
Peterson, Frank Hohlorf. August De--witt.
John Schroeder. Carl Freese,
(Jus Fisher. Carl Averts. James Fuller.
William Leffler. Frank Corcoran.
Searle-E. B. Ixiwry, G. Elmer
Blakesky, Morris Wilcher. A. It. Berg
sten. William Deisenroih. Julius Dhoo
gc, Ben. DeGear, Steve Hurling. C. V.
Johnson, Sandy Terry. George Baker,
William Dunker. Gus Utke, George
Mitchell, F. O. Williams.
Searle G. A. Johnson, David Don,
Gorge Stroehle. H. T. Siemons. Ans.
Anderson, Dr. J. E. Asay. F. L. I.itz-
rodt, Dan Pot tiger. Robert Ranson,
John C. Clematis. II. C. Haverlield.
IU i t McKown. William Hause, D. B.
Shaw. William Bennett. Simon Lewis,
Joe R. Tuckis, F. A. Leithner. Clarence
Schroeder. Al. Sugden. W. T. Davis, C
Allen E. II. Bowman; B. A. Miles,
Harry Orman, C. F. Gaetjer, Robert
McConochie, Simon Goldberg. Frank A.
Andrews. B. D. Connelly. W. J. French.
C. I.. Pollard. Walter Fit zsiinnions. E
It. Schmit ten. Charles Jone-s, Charles
ladders. Elon G. Weaver. W. H. Jor
dan, J. C. Kinsley. George Chaney. F.
L. Tubbs. Walte r I,. Ay rs. William
Stroehle, Carl E. Shi Ids.
Searle F. O. Van Galder. H. M.
Schrivcr. Dr. W. II. I.udewig. Fred
Smith, Luke' Heinenway, Simon Moseii
felder. Paul Clelaud. H. H. Harris. Paul
Brandenburg, Dr. Joseph De Silva. Lou
Eddy. John Rinck, II. A. Potter, S. J.
Allen William Jackson, John Gib
son, James Peetz. Thomas L. Kennedy,
Dr. (J. G. Craig. Fred Applequist. Wai
t r Ros ntield. Louis E. Mi.er, Henry
Stelck. Harvey Pollard. Harry M. Mc
Caskrin. Fred Volk. Dr. Eli Bradford,
William F. Hansg n.
Sear! William M. Walker. Leonard
M. Drack, Jeihn Furlong. Russel West.
Cordt Voss. Alon.o Petcher, William
T. Hartz. Elmore II. Stafford. Julius
Van Xcvcl. Iiuis Kohn. John G. Mil
ler. Charles F. S.mdelin. Millard T.
Allen John K. Scott. John Voss,
Clans Dan, John Grogan. CharW s Os
wald. Victor Von Tiegen, R. W. Olm
sted. F. Borgolte. It. Sh rwood. Sylves
ter Conwell, A. J. DeSoland, C. A. Mc
Cartney, F. II. Kelly.
Searle (;. J. I.arkin. H.
William St i a whom, John
Herman Heck. Robert Lynn
hiff. Edward Eggers. Peter Ioge. J. B.
Johnson, George Xisaen. Charles Ol
son. E. Rich. J. F. Myers.
Allen George McMaster, Henry C.
Drew, William McConochie. August
Mortier, P. H. Kelly. Jacob J. Harris.
George Mueller. Martin Mc.N'ealy. Wil
liam Brough. Fred Pahl. John Olson.
George W. Gallary, Peter Lage, Wil
Searle Herman Doering, Thorn as
Swingle, John Ieaf. A. B. Curtis. F. E.
Peterson, W. P. Baker. Henry Rinck.
Peter Ryerse.u. Roy Schafer. Archie
Hart. Andrew Greaser. John Burke. W.
J. Blue r. John Rait he!, Wallace Teck
ler, Thomas Xorton, Josh BrKks. II. S.
Bollman. John Burgstrom, W. I.. Gau
ley. Allen Frank P. Maucker. James
S. McBride, John F. Kirktnan, T. J.
Ellinwexd. Andrew Petersem. B. F.
Shelter, Frank H. Xegus. C. L. Acker
lind. L. T. Hrlms, J. E. Iarkin, Wil
liam M. Johnston. J. V. Wells. J. L
Inden. Jethn M. Magnuson, Henry J
Clock, William E. Sprague, William G.
Beckwith. William H. Thackham, Adam
iioSi&aa, Tteoicre CcUtb, . . .
. Henry La-
TO MR. AND
Share in the Gresxt Clearing Sale
Bargains at Davenport Fur
niture 6 Carpet Co.'s
MEANS WE DON'T WANT TO CARRY OVER ANY RE
FRIGERATORS. PORCH FURNITURE, LAWN FURNI
TURE AND HAMMOCKS. THE END OF THE SEASON
FINDS US WITH A BIG STOCK OF PLAIN AND FAN
CY CHINESE AND JAPANESE MATTINGS, SOME FULL
ROLLS, OTHERS REMNANTS, ALL OF WHICH WE
WANT TO CLOSE OUT. NO BETTER WAY THAN TO
CUT DEEP INTO THE PRICE, THUS GIVING YOU A
BARGAIN AND GAINING YOUR GOOD WILL AND POS
SIBLY FUTURE BUSINESS. ALL CARPET REMNANTS
ARE INCLUDED IN THIS
BIGGEST BARGAIN SALE
123-125 West Third Street.
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Broken lots of Men's Stylish
Suits of the Stein-Bloch Co.
marked at a great saving in
price. $20, $19, $18 and
$16.50 Suits at
Regular Suits that were
$12.50, $10 and S9 are
marked down to
Sommers 5c La Velle
How Abovit Your Heecter?
Is it all li'-hf and rtady fur the
v:i;t r? If not, this is the host
time to have it rleamd and put
in rt p;i;r 1 fun- you start your
winttr's lire-. Or, pn.ssil.Iy, you
li.-ed a w one? In auv ea.se,
u will lind our work In thid
line of tin- !est. We will put in
ttcam h'-ating apparatus or hot
w titer tieatiiig at a reaiionable
CHANNON G DUFVA
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Iowa . Illinois Railway Co.
FRIDAY. AUG. II.
Special Rates From all Stations on I. (EL I.
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