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THE AROUS.' MONDAY. OCTOBER 7. 1007.
WOMAN ENDS LIFE
Drinks Half Ounce of Laudanum
and Creosote After Quarrel
ing With Companions.
BOTTLE KNOCKED FROM HAND
Man Who Witnessed Deed Interferes,
But Not in Time to Prevent Fatal
Effects of Drugs.
Nellie Scales, an employe in the
roouing house over the Huymarket
Falcon at the corner of Third avenue
and Seventeenth street, committed sui
cide in her room this morning betwee.i
3 and 4 o'clock. She ended her lit."
by drinking half of the contents of an
ounce vial of laudanum and creosote.
The woman in company with an
other woman and two men had been
drir.king during the early evening.
There was a quarrel among the mem
ber:! of the party about midnight, after
they returned to the rooms over tho
saloon and tin.' Scales woman had an
encounter with one of the nun.
Holt If KniM-ki'd from lliiml.
A few minutes later Charles Leini
baugh, a boarder at the place, was
awE.kened by the noise, and stepping
into tho hall saw Nellie Scales stand
ing alone in tho act of drinking the
poiion. He heard her cry that she
would put an end to her existence.
Xr. Leimhaugh rushed to her an I
knocked the vial from her hands, but
she had taken enough of the poiso.i
to carry out her threat. A physician
waf summoned and arrived within a
hall' hour and did all possible to save
life but the woman passed away with
in a few minutes after his arrival.
The Scales woman had been con
ducting the place (or about six weeks.
She had Indulged in liquor to an ex
tent. She appeared to be about 30
years of age. Those acquainted wilii
her know nothing of her exact ago
and previous life, other than that sh
had had trouble with relatives.
Inii-t lt llrlil.
An inquest was held at the Knox
undertaking rooms this morning at 'J
o'clock. Those who testified were D.
Joseph DeSilva, Miss .Mildred HicsecK,
Charles l.cimliangh and Miss Minnie
Tattle. Tiie verdict returned was that
death was due to the effects of a dose
of laudanum and creosote, taken with
suicidal intent, and to the excessive use
Ancillirr Allrmpl 1'iiMUffrMMfuI.
Mrs. Anna .Ashball, who has been
making her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Reichert, 510 Forty-second street,
attempted to take her life yesterday
morning about 3:30 o'clock while in her
room. She used a 32-calibor revolver,
firing one shot. She pointed the wea
pon at her heart, but the bullet missed
that organ and entered the body slight
ly above, lodging near the left shoulder
Mrs. Ashball was removed as quick
ly as possible to St. Anthony's hospital,
where she received surgical attention.
The physicians state that the wound
will not prove fatal unless ioisoning
develops. Mrs. Ashball recently came
here from Pittsburg, Pa., to reside with
her daughter. She has appeared down
hearted and melancholy, but otherwise
no reason for her action is known.
WILL ASK TO HAVE .
Three Eye League Attorneys to Take
Up Injunction Matter in Circuit
Court in This Cty.
Attorneys for the Three-Kye league
are expected here today from Illoom
ington to take up the fight between the
league and the Dubuque association,
which has secured an injunction in the
circuit court here restraining the
league and the individual clubs from
interfering with the Dubuque associa
tion, or revoking the Dubuque fran
chise. The injunction ordinarily would
not come up at this term, but tho
league attorneys will make a motion
to have it heard, and will ask to havo
the injunction dissolved, on the ground
that the franchise had already been
taken away, and that the injunction is
ineffective. Louis Kit.Heiiry of Itloom
ingtou is to represent the league.
Judge (lest onened court this after
noon, ami empaneled the first jury l
report for this term.
OVERTURNED A OAR
Passenger Coach is Struck by
Engine of Freight Train in
Rock Island Yards.
OCCUPANTS ARE INJURED
Six Sustain Cuts and Bruises in Wreck
Late Saturday Night Investi
gation is Made.
iri"""' i 7 1T1 J '
Among the many features of
Hicf inr-tiua 11 r r lr m c- r a is
the impressive and artistic vj- o
riety of merchandise. You may
want a dainty little prize for
your party and the stock is just
teeming with clever things.
For the birthdays or gift
times there's and endless array
of jewelry leather goods and
And while we base our prices
entirely on quality, all this ex
clusiveness cost nothing extra
Come in to see the new
Mrs. V. I,. Henry of Utile Plaine,
Iowa, is visiting Miss Mayme Hcuck.
Charles Mcliugli returned Saturday
night from bis hunting trip to Soutli
Mrs. John A. Teska has returned
from a two week's visit "with her
daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Young, in
Thomas Clark left today for Chicago
motiier. Mr. Clark is located m St.
Joseph, Mo., with a surveying crew
of the Burlington.
Rev. J. L. Vance and James A. Wet"!
of the United Presbyterian church
will attend the Illinois synod whic'i
convenes at Kirkwood, III., tomorrow
and continues through Thursday.
John Wich and sister Anna have re
turned from Denver, Colo. They vis
ited at the home of J. C. Cstellenbaue",
formerly of this city but is now yard
master for the Colorado Southern rail
road in Denver.
II. W. Crawford received a telephonic
message trom Ins daughter. Miss Clara
Crawford, who is in her second year
at Lake Forest, Saturday night stating
that she had fractured her left arm
through a fall on the stairs of an ele
vated station. The injuries, while pain
ful, are happily not of a serious nature
A passenger coach was turned over
on its side, glass and splinters scat
tered over the occupants, and six pas
sengers were injured in a wreck in
the Rock Island yards at the C, 1$. &
Q. crossing near Twenty-eighth street
at 10:50 Saturday night. Those injur
ed, all passengers, were:.
MISS RUTH PENNY, Cedar. Rapids;
most seriously injured; hurt about back
and hips. Taken to St. Anthony's hos
pital. C. LANG FORN, Emporia, Kan.; slightly
injured by Hying glass, and bruised.
Removed to hospital.
MRS. VICTOR KUEPFERT,21f 2 West
Fifth street, l):ivenport; hand slightly
injured. Taken to her home.
V. P. DODD, Waterloo, Iowa; kneo
E. J. 15UTLER, Mechanicsville, Iowa;
slightly injured, wrist cut.
A. P. CHANCER. Nashua, Iowa; injur
ed about head by Hying glass. Taken to
hospital, but discharged yesterday.
Hit 1 I-'rriKlit.
The passenger train. No. 13, running
from Chicago to Minneapolis, and
scheduled to leave Rock Island at 0:50
in the evening, was just leaving tho
station, and was moving about 5 miles
an hour. It was "side-swiped," as the
railway men term it, by an extra freight
train, eastbound. The front engine of
the freight train struck one. of the day
coaches of the passenger train, the
force of the collision turning the coach
over on its side. Those who were in
jured were merely cut and bruised.
They were at once removed to St. An
thony's hospital, with the exception of
Mrs. Kuepfert, who was taken to her
home in Davenport.
The Trnin Crown.
place. cd1 niter wandering- about looK
lug at the pictures on the walls and
examining the fables he asked if there
was any one present who would like
to play him n game of bllliardi.
Schaefer, as usual, said that he would
play toe stranger.
"'How much shall we play for?
asked the farmer.
'I never play for money, replied
Schaefer. 'but I will play you for the
drinks for the house.
'All right. said the farmer, 'now
many jHdnts shall we play?'
'Oh,' replied Schaefer demurely in
all the consciousness of Ids superior
powers, 'we'll just play until you nre
satisfied, and we will call that a
"The crowd smiled as the players
prepared for the contest. The balls
were placed on the table, and S-chaefer
brought out his favorite cue, anil it
fell to Ids lot to open the game.
'The opening shot In a billiard game
is a somewhat difficult one. as most
players know, and Schaefer, probably
through indifference, missed 1t. He
not only missed it, but left the balls
close together near one of the cush
ions. It was what is termed In bil
liard parlance a 'set up.
"The old farmer carefully chalked
his cue and after delilcration made
the shot. He then gazed at the balls a
moment, laid down his cue and exclaimed:
" 'I am satisfied.'
"The score was then 1 to 0 in favor
of the old farmer, but as Schaefer
had agreed to make the game as long
or short as the farmer desired he had
to be satisfied. Schaefer of course
bad to invite all present, including bis
conqueror, to partake of the hospital
ity of the house. As the crowd laughed
and drank Schaefer remarked that the
game was the shortest be bad ever
played and probably the shortest on
WILL BE UP TO
Question of Hennepin Canal Celebra
tion at Milan Expected to Be
Brought Before Meeting.
At this evening's meeting of the city
council the aldermen will consider the
invitation from Milan to participate
and assist in the celebration of the
The passenger train was in charge of completion of the Hennepin canal.
Conductor J. A. Wagner of Chicago,
and the engine. No. 850, in charge of
Engineer J. liroadhent, also of Chicago,
The freight train was being pulled by
two engines. Nos. 3:50 and 11!) I, with
Engineers J. A. Rhinehart and J. N
McFarlaml of Silvis at the throttles.
The freight conductor was T. H. Mylon,
also of Silvis.
t iiiinc ot I)rtcriiiiii-1.
It was thought that the accident was
due to a mistake in signals, either on
the part of the train crew or of the
crossing semaphore operator. The re
sponsibility for the wreck has not been
ILLINOIS IN LEAD
According to State Survey Oil
Fields Produce More Than
Any Other in the Union.
DR. J. A. UDOEN EXPLAINS
Tells of the Geological Formation and
the Possibilities of an Extension
of the industry.
How to Cure a Cold.
The question of how to cure a cold
wnnout unnecessary loss or time ij
one in which we aro all more or less
interested, for the quicker a cold -
gotten rid of the less the danger -f
pneumonia and other serious disease.-;.
B. W. L. Hall of Waverly, Va., has
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy f;:
years ami says: "I firmly believe
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to 1
absolutely the best preparation on the
market for colds. I have recommend
ed it to my friends and they all agree
with me." For sale by all druggists
placed, but an investigation is bein
made by the superintendent's office to ecutive committee.
ueieruniie uie cause.
Many wild rumors were circulated
yesterday regarding the extent of the
injuries sustained by the passengers.
Miss Penny is the only one whose in
juries were of a serious nature, and
which has been arranged for Oct. 21
Rock Island will undoubtedly do its
share in the undertaking, and Milan
will probably have the cooperation of
the city, the Rock Island Club and the
Business Men's association. The Milan
executive committee is composed f
the chairman of the different sub-committees,
as follows: D. W. Mathews.
president, program; F. H. Caldwell,
secretary, speakers and boats; R. E.
Little, finance and decorations; Lewis
Guldenzoph, advertising, concessions
and grounds; II. A. Smith, reception;
Charles Warren, sports and music. C.
R. Sydnor is the treasurer of the ex-
Mules' and Gray Horses.
"I wonder if that truck driver knows
of any good reason for bitching that
mule with the gray horse?" remarked
a Ceorgian as he saw such a team
her condition is not regarded as dan-1 halted at Chambers street and Broad
way. "Let's ask him."
The driver only knew that the team
was always driven together by order
of the stable boss.
Well," went on the southerner, "slnco
I was a child I've always seemed to
know that mules will follow a gray
RAN THE GAME OUT.
Shortest Billiard Match In Which
Schaefer Ever Participated.
"Some years ago," said a sporting honw or bitdl wlth him whero they
uihu, wuen v izaru jaKe ocnaerer wou't hnve nny trllck wIth a horse of
kept n billiard room in New- York city, any other color. I've seen the most
he was always ready to play all com- unruly mules behave properly when
ers w ho desired a game. Many I In the company of a gray, but I've nev
strangers and people unknown to
Schaefer naturally strolled in many.
too, who probably did not know him.
lint it made no difference to Schaefer.
Sometimes strangers would desire to
or heard a good reason given for the
fact." New York Sun.
Leaves Property to Widow.
The will of the late Henry B. Trux
play for money, but this Schaefer 011 of M,)llne was admitted to probate
would never do. To all such propo- toda-v 111 ,he county court by Judge R
8itions he would say. 'No, I won't
play for money, but I'll tell you what
I will do I will play a game, the loser
to treat the house.
"One dav on old farmer entered the
W. Olmsted. The instrument leaves
all of the property to the widow, with
the reservation that it shall revert to
Mr. Truxell's natural heirs on her
death. Theodore Truxell, a son, is
named as executor. The will bears
date of Nov. IS, 1901.
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Licensed to Wed.
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i'-Ji I Charlotte Johnson Molin-
Venenas VamVle East Molin
Marie Vandycke East Moline
Arthur Connor Watertown
Mrs. Alice Caroll Watertown
According to ligures now iu the hands
of the state geological survey, more oil
is being produced in the state of 11. i
nois today than any other state in the
union. Dr. .1. A. Udden, professor of
natural sciences at Augustana college
and member of the geological survey,
is authority for this statement. Dr. Ud
den has returned from the southwestern
part of the state, where he has been in
vestigating the geological formations
in several counties where traces of oil
have been found and where a new oil
field will probably be developed within
a short time.
The big oil field of the state is situ
ated in Edgar, Coles, Clark. Cumber
land, Crawford, Iawrence and Jasper
counties, adjoining the Indiana line.
Since oil was first discovered iu this
district two years ago, the production
has increased with remarkable rapidity
until now more oil has been produced
this year than by any other state in the
FI(Nt Shipped In 11MI."..
The first shipment of oil from the dis
trict was in June, 1905. During the
year about 150,000 barrels were mar
keted. Last year the production had
increased to approximately 5,000,000
barrels, and was gaining at the as
founding rate of a half million barrels
every month toward the end of the
The first Important well was found
near the Indiana line, but since then
the field has been spreading rapidly to
the north and slightly westward until
some of the counties arc completely
dotted with wells. It is estimated that
more than 000 wells have been drilled
during the two years. Considerable gas
has been found also, but little attempt
has been made to utilize it as the oil
is of much greater value.
Extending; the Field.
According to Dr. linden, the new
field will probably be developed in the
territory cast of St. Ixwis, including
St. Clair, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Ma
coupin, Bond, and Washington counties
Several St. Louis companies and Penn
sylvania men have already commenced
prospecting and "wild cat" drilling is
being carried on extensively. Traces
of oil have been found in several places
and a big strike is expected at any
Dr. Udden states that the geological
formation in these counties Is very sim
ilar to that in the big oil field situated
in the eastern part of the state, which
makes the presence of oil very proba
hie. The earth's strata is greatly de
pressed in the center of the state, bu
bends up sharply in both the eastern
and western parts where oil has been
Othern nut Not I.nrntetl.
In the eastern field the oil has not
been found in extended areas, but in
spots, which leads to the belief that the
oil is accumulated in pockets. Dr. Ud
den is of the opinion that these pockets
underlie a considerable portion of both
he eastern and western scctious of th
state and believes there are many oil
ireas that have not yet come undo
the observation of the geological sur
vey. Oilprospectors are aware of this
and re watching the work of the sur
vey with keen interest. Whenever
geological formation is found which in
dicates the presence of oil, wells are
immediately sunk all over the district
In the territory east of St. Louis there
is considerable excitement over recent
developments and independent compa
nies have been formed in many of the
smaller towns to engage in prospecting
in hopes of developing a field. Expert
oil men from the east generally head
Dr. Udden intends to return to the
field within a short time in order to
complete his work for the geological
Here is the greatest stove offer ever made to the buying public of this city.
Through special arrangements with Buck's Stove and Range Company we are enabled to deliver to any .
home In the city or vicinity, a Buck's range, cook stove, hard coal or hot blast heater for a thorough approval
test. It's sold when you are satisfied.
If the stove docs not perform all of its functions properly does not do all that we say it will do, we will
cheerfully remove it and refund any payment that may have been made on the same.
And we will give you a written guarantee that we .will do just as we say we will do and you know us.
A Certain Cure for Croup Used far
Ten Years Without a Failure.
W. C. Bott, a Star City, Ind., hart:
3 1 ware merchant, Is enthusiastic in his
3 Praise of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
5 edy. His children have all been sub
ject to croup and he has used tnis
remedy for the oast 10 years, an!
though they much feared the croup
his wife and he always felt safe upon
retiring when a bottle of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy was in the house
His oldest child was subject to severe
attacks of croup, but this, remedy
never failed to effect a speedy cure
He has recommended It to friends and
This once-in-a-lifetime-offer is based on our faith In these wonderful stoves you cannot afford to neighbors and all who have used it say
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Take advantage of it today, as the offer stands good but for a short time.
Davenport luc7t Company
125-127 West Third Street
I whooping cough. For sale by all drug
31 A Good Investment.
31 The greatest health regulator Is a
I bottle of good beer taken with meals
J Cross-Country is the best obtainable
tcX I Telephone west ota, or buss new.
Davenport, IOWa 3 aented with a pair of Bilk stockings
1 by her tire-woman and afterward
I never wore any; other kind.
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result of invariably
offering the public
hats that are abso
right. Our hats
express distinct in
dividuality as well
beauty at prices
well within the
scope of all ladies.
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner 20th streeth and 4th avenue.
FIRST ON THE COURSE
Augustana Lyceum Series of Enter
tainments Opens Tonight With Ap
pearance of Male Quartet.
Tonight the Dunbar company, the
Swiss bell ringers and male quartet,
will appear at the Augustana college
auditorium, under the college lyceum.
The sale of season tickets has bee:i
heavy and a full house is expected.
The Dunbar company has been in th3
tri-cities before and those who have
heard them have awaited their reap
pearance with considerable enthusi
asm. 1 ins is tne nrst ot trie sevea
attractions on this year's lyceum
course. Governor John A. Johnson of
Minnesota will lecture in Dccembe
Chicago, Oct. 7. Following are the
market quotations today:
December, 102, 103',, 102, 103.
May, 10S, ll)9:4, 108, 109.
July, 104, ln.Vi, 104, 104.
December, 5S. u9'4, 5Sa, 59.
May, WVZ, 60, Si),-59.
July, 59, 59, 69, 09.
Dcceraber.Jtf. 53. 53.
May, 55, 65, 55, 55'i
Pork. October. 14.12, . , 1410.
January, 15.27, 15.32, 15.27, 15-27.
October, 9.05. , , 9.07.
January, S.S0, S.82. 8.77, 8.77.
November, 9.12. 9.15, 9.12, 9.12.
October, 7.92, 7.95, 7.90. 7.95.
January, 7.95. S.00, 7.95, 7.95.
May, opened 8.27.
New York Stocks.
New York, Oct. 7. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas 85. U. P. 12S',. U. S. Steel
preferred SS, U. S. Steel common
27, Heading 95, Rock Island common
17, Southern Pacific S2. N. Y. Cen
tral 103 Vi, U & N. 104, Smelters 89,
C. F. I. 18',. Canadian Pacific 1C2,
Peiina 119, lirie 19, T. C. I. 135, C. &
O. 32, B. R. T. 47, B. & O. 88,
Atchison 85, Locomotive 51',, St.
Paul llS'i. Copper CO. Republic Steel
preferred 71, Republic Steel common
19 VL Southern Ry. 11.
Receipts today: Wheat, 96; corn,
C22; oais, 4G1 ; hogs. 37,000; cattle.
10,000; sheep. 20,000.
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over, 2.300. Light. $C.15(fi C.80.
Mixed and butchers. $5.9oC75; good
heavy, $5.701G.C5. Rough heavy, $5.70
Sheep market opened weak to 10
Sheep market opened steady.
Hog market closed 5 cents higher
Light, $C15iG.90; mixed and butcher.-,
$5.95TxG.S5; good heavy, $5.75(3 6.75;
rough heavy, $5.75JiC.05.
Cattle market weak 10 cents lower.
Beeves. $4.007 7.30; cows and heffer-,
$1.25(Ti5.40; stockers and feeders, $2.GD
Sheep market weak 10 cents lower.
. Last Last
Today Week Yeir
Minneapolis ...27G - 276 681
Duluth 229 259 383
Ijverpool opening cables Wheat
to higher, corn higher.
1:30 i. m. Wheat Id higher, corn
to Vi higher.
Liverpool closed Wheat 1 to 1
higher, corn Vi to higher.
America's Greatest Interest.
A few weeks ago over twenty mil
lions of youthful Americans commenc
ed working in the most important of
all occupations, the pursuit of knowl
edge, and to maintain the schools adult
Americans will have contributed about
350 millions of dollars for 1907. The
American public is also being educated
to the fact that Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters is a sovereign remedy for any
disturbance of the stomach, liver, kid
neys and iKJwels. Thousands of letters
of testimonial have been received from
cured people during the past 54 years,
and what it did for them it can surely
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will restore the appetite, assist in the
proper digestion and assimilation of the
food, thus curing heartburn, belching,
bloating, sour risings, dyspepsia, indi
gestion, costiveness, biliousness, insom
nia, female ills and malarial fever.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, LIvs
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Oct. 7. Following are
the wholesale quotations on the market
Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens 12c
per lb; hens, per lb., 8c to 9c:
ducks, per pound, 9 to 10c: turkeys, per
pound, 14c to 15c; geese, per pound,
9 to 10c.
Butter Dairy, 20 to 22c.
Lard 10c to 11c.
Eggs Fresh, 1K11S.
Vegetables Potatoes, 55 to 60c; on
Hogs $5.75 to $C.50.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 ti
$5; lambs, $i.50 to $C.73.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 to $G.50; cow
and heifers, $2 to $4.00; calveB, $4X0 to
Feed and Fuel.
Grain orn, 67c; oats, 47c.
Forage Timothy, $10g$13; prairie.
$9Q $12; new, $S!Ti$10; clover, $10
$12; straw, $GQ$8.
Wood Hard, per load, $5 to $5 50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 13 to 14c; llack,
per bushel, 7 to 8c.
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup is
a safe, sure and prompt remedy fo
coughs and colds and is good for every
member of the family. Sold by a.l
If you want the cheapest
good coffee in the world buy
Arbuckles Ariosa Coffee.
There is no othen
AKBUXJKLK liKOS., New York City.
Quinsy, Sprains and Swellings Cured.
"In November, 1901, I caught cold
and had the quinsy. My throat was
swollen so I could hardly breathe.
applied Chamberlain's Pain Balm and
it gave me relief in a short time, la
two days I was all right." says Mrs.
L. Cousins, Otterbuxn, Mich. Cham
berlain's Pain Balm is a liniment and
is especially valuable for sprains and
swellings. For sale by all druggists.
Ajgistanac Lyceum Course
' for 1907 and 1908
Oct. 7. Dunbar Bros. Swiss
Bell Ringers and Male Quartette.
Nov. 7 Mi6s Catherine Olive
McCoy Dramatic Reader.
Governor Johnson of Minne
sota, on dates to be announced.
The most prominent Swede in
Jan. 29 Pitt Parker Cartoon
ist and Chalk Talker.
Feb. 20 Chapel Choir An ev.
ening of Folks' Songs.
March 12 Rev. B. A. McCleod
a cow boy preacher and lec
turer. April 9 The Wennerberg
Chorus The Best Glee Club in
the Middle West.
THESE SEVEN NUMBERS
RESERVED FOR $1.25.
- TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT THE COLLEGE PHARMACY.
Phone orders given prompt attention. Phone old 255.
. New 5648.