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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAY 7, 1909.V
DUE TO BLOW
Double Stamps Saturday Morning to 12:00 O'clock
Double Stamps Saturdav to 12:00
Coroner's Jury in Moline Holds
Frank G. Bernhardt of Quin
FOR KILLING OF GERDIN
Man Who Wielded Pitcher in Vasli
inl.ui Hotel With Fatal Kcsults
Is Under Arrest There.
The coroner's jury which investiga
ted the death of Charles Gcrdin hi
Moline this morning returned a ver
dict that Gcrdin came to his death as
the result or a blow on the head with
a pitcher in the hands of Frank G.
Bernhardt of Quincy, III. Gcrdin died
as the result of injuries received in
an encounter with Bernhardt at the
Bcnz hotel at Washington, Iowa, April
25. Bernhardt was arrested last night
at Kalona, Iowa, and was taken to the
county jail at Washington. The cor
oner has forwarded to the Iowa au
thorities a cony of the inquest verdict,
and the evidence, and it is likely that
Bernhardt will be prosecuted for the
death of Gcrdin.
MriiKKlr in Hold.
Several Washington people testified
at the inquest. They stated that Bern
hardt, who is a traveling salesman for
the Quincy Stock Food company, had
a room on the second floor of the ho
tel, and Gerdin's room was on the
third floor. It was shown that Gerdin
came down stairs in the morning, and
entered Bernhardt's room. No one
khw the encounter, but people in ad
joining rooms heard the crash, and,
running out, found Gerdin lying partly
in the room and partly in the hall,
bleeding profusely. Bernhardt was
standing over him with the pitcher in
Bernhardt claims that Gerdin came
into his room, and being asked what
he wanted, replied that it was none of
Bernhardt's business, and attempted
to choke Bernhardt. Others in the
hotel say it is so arranged that a guest
might easily mistake Bernhardt's room
for the office or a public room, and
that the mistake had been made be
fore. Dlrd In Moline.
Gerdin was taken to his own room
and given surgical attention. Bern
hardt paid his bill and left Washing
ton, stating that if wanted he would
bo found in Kalona. It is not clear
how Gerdin came to go to Moline. He
stumbled into the police station last
Saturday in a serious condition. He
was sent to the Moline city hospital,
where he died yesterday afternoon.
r"A FAMOUS LIBRARY.
Origin of Ihe System of "Boning" For
Just before examination time col
lege students liegiu to study at top
speed. Usually they call that unwont
ed occupation "cramming," "grinding"
or "boning." The first, of course,
means literally stuffing knowledge into
themselves. The second was suggested
by the phrase about keeping one's
nose to the grindstone. But how about
"boning?" It was a grateful student
who thus dubbed the process cf ab
sorbing Information, for he named it
after the "trot" or "pony" that he
It was the famous Bohn library of
translations to which the English stu
dent resorted as an ever ready help In
time of trouble. Henry George Bohn
started his library in lS-Iti and began
what afterward become a big business.
For one thiug,. he began purchnslug
"remainders" that Is, the old plates
of standard works and translations
and printing cheap editions from them.
Bohn found the publishing of stand
ard foreign works in English so prof
itable that he developed the business,
and It used to pay to buy translations
from poor hack A. B.'s who were glad
enmgh to get a farthing or two for
Finally practically all the anrient
classics and some modern ones were
obtainable tn the Bohn library, and so
popular did they become among stu
dents who feared being plucked that
Bonn's German was turned Into Eng
lish, and "boning" was henceforth rec
ognized as digging into dead writers'
works by means of the crafty publish
er's translations. New York Tribune.
Why They -Swapped Fines.
Travelers in Europe are limited by
the railroads to a small amount of bag
gage carried free. In a train In Bel
glum two fellow travelers got Into con
versation, when one asked leave to
measure the other's trunk. The result
was that the measurer said:
"Your trunk Is seven and a half cen
timeters, too long and has no right to
be In the compartment of free luggage.
I am a railway Inspector and must
fine you 5 francs. Tlease give me your
name and address."
The proposed victim of misplaced
confidence was. however, equal to the
"Kindly lend me your measure that
1 may satisfy myself on the subject.'
Then, with a polite smile: "I am a
director In the royal weights and meas'
tires office. To my great regret I no
ti'.e that your measure Is not stamped
as Is required by' law. so that, firstly.
jour measuring Is not legally valid.
and. secondly. It is my painful duty to
subject ,vu to a fine of 50 franca
Please give mo your tut me and address."
If it's cmio1 vnu'll etijov the
iToon-tlav luncheon in the new
tjTiil room. Everything the
l is t in the market and prepar
Women's Suit News of Rare
All the New Store's Smart Spring Suits
Are on Sale
The woman wilh a tailored suit to buy should see ttiis trio of extra
values tomorrow. The variety is so great, there are models for the
woman who wants the simple, and for the one looking for the
$12.50 and $15 Suits
Of self-striped Panama, the
fas! iombls sercec; and worst
eds in the newest co'ors of the season, gray,
tan, blue, reseda, satin and button trimmings
beautiful high-class materials, every one, the
kind th-t stamp a suit at once with good style.
$18.50 & $20 Suits
Suits of two-toned worsteds,
French serges and novelty
cloths in navy, ashes of roses, black, stone
green, Copenhagen blue, semi-fitting hipless
coats ; some cutaway, plain or touches of Ben
galine silk on revcrs; gore-flared skirts.
$25.00, $27.50 and $30 09 Suits - - - - -
Of pin-striped suitings in two-toned effects, of striped herringbone mannish
suitines. fabrics that stamp a suit at once as belonging to the smart and ex
clusive. Made in the good-looking, semi-fitting coat style, taffeta lined with gored skirt
Are You Getting Your Money's
Perhaps yes, perhaps no. Arc you an expert in judging
shoe leather? Our buyer is. Since you must repose confi
dence in some one, why not risk the judgment of "the man
Women's Tan Oxfords,
in calf and vici kid leathers;
broad foot and form and narrow
toe lasts exterslon soles, me
dium and military Heels; value
up to $- -5, at Sl.S.'i.
Women's Vici Kid
Made with patent leather tips
and plain toes, regular heels,
laced and hlueher laced styles,
values up to at $1.00.
The Thermos Bottle
The bottle that keeps liquids hot for twenty-four hours
in the coldest weather, and keeps ice cold liquids, ice cold foi
seventy-two hours in the hottest weather.
Ycu simply pour in the liquid, hot or cold, and cork it
The Thermos bottle docs the. rest a lull line ol cases
I I I -T "" & I . .'( .1
Dainty New Styles in Muslin
Seven new styles in slip over gowns, round and square
necks, high and "V" shape necks, lace and embroidery trim
med, made of good quality nainsook, full length and width,
Long Princess Slips,
Dainty styles in fine quality
lawn, long princess slips, top
trimmed with lace beading and
ribbon, bottom with wide ruffle
and deep hem and tucks; just
the thing for the one-piece
gown; special $2.
Butterfly style embroidered
ruffle and lawn ruffle edged
with Val lace; j'- i hemstitch
ed lawn ruffle; all made cf good
quality nainsook, 5Jc. .
HHI 1 'IS'.''
200 High-Grade Umbrellas
worthy of $1.75 and $2.00 Price Marks,
Lucky day for our buyer when he ran across t!ij3 lot of umbrella,
rich and durable ones, covered and cased with best dyed taffeta,
tape edge; frames are the famous l?ck paragon; rods of Etcel; han
dles for women are plain mission, trimmed and plain horn, box
wood princess, gold plaited with inlaid mother of peart; also the
new Directoirc etyle and gun metal.
Handles for rr.en of the best bexwood hcoks, plain or trimmed;
one glimpse will tell you, you're going to get $1.75 ar.d $2 umbrellas
fcr Saturday, one d3y, $1.13.
, Just Inside the Main Entrance...
Sale of Sample Dress and
These trunks are the sample line of a well known manu
facturer. They are thoroughly well made and at the prices
remarkable values. We mention three of the many splendid
styles on sale at prices that will readily interest intending
No. 107 Steamer Trunk,
is a beauty. Iron bound, brass
ed ball trimming, trace handles
and ball valance clamps, two
center bands. Excelsior lock;
two-inch hardwood slats, $5.30.
Dress Trunk, $4.50
An excellent cress trunk. Ja
paned stool, trimmed, capitol
corners top and bottom of box;
four hardwood slats across top,
three across bottom and two all
around body; Monitor lock;
tray and hat box, $1.50.
A Saturday Sale of Coats for
In the Now Store, v.c've reiv.enibercl the children wiili
a beautiful socli n :i the second floor "A Wonderland oi
For tomorrow we've p'.ar.ned a Special Sale of
Coats for Little To 's.
and bottles on exhibit.
Just Inside the Main Entrance.
A Leader: Trunk $8.00 . .
Heavy canvass covered, with heavy brassed ball trimmings: steel
Excelsior lock and valance clam ps; African rawhide binding and two
center bands, all hand-riveted; heavy hat creased straps with knees;
hardwood slats and bass wood box; fancy lining; two partition cov
ered tray, $S.00.
Handsome models in White
Hertford cords. Mchair, Poplin
and Some, lace ar.d silk trim
ming; all grouped in two lots.'
Coats priced to $4.50,
Coat5 priced to $3 00.
In a'! odors: I'lue. Brown,
VYbi-p Pearl. and HiU. 1.1
ert r i;h white. Hue ci:d I
Children's Lep2rtn:eal.' ":,"C
White Cold Cream Soap for the toilet
and bath, 3 cakes fcr luc.
Air Float Talcum regular 25c aiz- 10c.
Dr. Graves' Tcorh Towder, usual price
25c, 2 for 25c.
Jergens Witch Hazel t-cap, o cakes in
box for 10c.
Jap Rose Soap 3 bars for 2oc.
A preparation for removing drt,
greese, oil or stains from the hands,
10c per box.
With every purchase at this
counter tomorrow we'll give
c sample of FlashSaturday
How About Your Eyes?
98c for Men's White Waited
Shirts that Equal the $1.50 Kind
Undoubtedly the best white plaited shirts that we, or any
body else, has sold for g3c for many a d-iy. Compare it your
self with the shh.s you usually find at $1.50. The "Sterl
ing Brand" made by a factory that has a wide reputation for
quality and style; Si. 50 shi rts on sale Saturday, one day, 98c.
Fittings for the Bath Room Extremely Low Priced
1 he one great advantage this section affords is a wide range for selection. The
varieties contain pieces in shapes and sizes for every requirement. A number of
the most needed pieces have been specially priced for tomorrow.
Opal Towel Bar, 30-inch
Are they in perfect condition,
or do you suspect some delect?
We have a department for the
correcting of defective eye-sight,
Dr. J. N. Helman, an experienced
eye-sight specialist, is in charge.
Stop in and let him examine them
this service is free, and should
vou require glasses the price is
'reasonable. Maln Floor-
Glass Towel Bar, -24
inch . . . $4.75-
. . 55c and $1.00
. . $1.75
Nickle-plaled Towel Bar
Opal Towel Bar, 30-inch
Glass Shelf and Towel Bar, combined with
nickle-plated brackets , . . . $3.75
Nickel -plated Robe
Hooks . . . 35c
Glass Shelf, 5x18
inch . . $2.50
Opal Shelf with Hol
ders, Soap Dish
and Tooth Brush
Holder . . $5.50 ,
Opal Shelf with nickel brackets . . . . $3.50
Tumbler and Tooth Brush Hold
er, . . 55c, 75c and $1.00
Paper Holders . 75c and $1.00
Soap Dish with opal tray . 83c
Nickel Swinging Towel Bars,
. . . 75c and $1.00
Soap Dish, nickel-plated,
to fit bath tub,
50c, 65c, 85c and 98c
Nickel Match Holder,
Nickel Sponge and
Soap Holder . $2.98
Bath Spray . . 85c
How much better your bd room would
look if you had one of the new rapers
with cut out borders.
I.'Ich and h-ridFome rc:-e designs in 2c
wall paper. Saturday. Inc.
25c high Trade chambray wall paper.
A beautiful rose design In 15c wall
parr, Saturday, ifc.
P-eity and dainty stripe 10c wall pa
per, 7c. - .
A line of colore in lc bed rcom pa
Come in! We'll be glad to show you.
New Ribbons and
ALL SILK MOIRE RIBBON, YD, 35c
Five inches wide. In black and col
ors suitable for sashes, hair ribbons
and millinery, yard 35c.
NO. 80, ALL SILK RIBBON, YD 21c
Four Inches wide, in Dlaids. molro
and satin stripes, hair ribbon, yard 21c
DUTCH COLLARS, 25c New line of
stiff Dutch collars. In all sizes, plain
and embroidered, 2oc.
VIEW PEORIA FAIR SITES
Local Lawmakers Take Part in Leg
Representatives H. L. Wheelan and
Thomas Campbell of this city and
Senator F. A. Landee of Moline,
returned this morning from Spring
field, having formed members of
a party of over a . hundred mem
bers of the legislature who made
,a trip io Peoria yesterday and took
(part in a banquet in that city last
night. The trip was engineered by
Peoria business men in the interests
of the movement for the removal of
the state fair from Springfield to Peo
ria. A special tra.in both ways was
provided, and at the Still city the
lawmakers were taken about in '60 au
tomobiles and shown various sites
suitable for tate fair grounds. Peoria
is ready to put up the necessary cash
for the necessary improvements, anr
ihe legislature is favorably impresse
with their proposition, particularly in
view of the fact that a large expendi
ture for the present grounds will be
necessary before the next fair is held.
Mrs. William Mosher.
Mrs. William Mosher, 921 Fourteenth
street, died at 9 o'clock this morning
after an illness of a week with appen
licltis. Mrs. Mosaer's many frien Is
md hardly learned or her Illness he
t'ore the news of her death came also.
She was born in Canada and was 40
years old. She had resided in this ciiy
for five years and in that time she had
formed many acquaintances. She is
survived by her husband and son. A"
thur. Eesides these, she. leaves five,
sisters and three mi-others, one of the
latter, Arthur Bimrdeau, being a resi
dent of R.ock Island..
Funeral of Mrs. Durham.
The funeral of Mrs. C. W. Durham,
1C30 First avenue, was, held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. J
The services were conducted by Rev.
Granville H. Sherwood of the Trinity
episcopal iiiunu. jouriat luun piace
at Chippiannock cemetery. The serv
ices at the home were private. The
pallbearers, were J. C. Dunn, Richard
Munroe, A. J.-Stibolt, Harry Eastman,
E. H. Stafford and Edward Love.
Funeral of Samuel Carothers.
The funeral of Samuel Carothers, the
pioneer Edglngton township farmer,
will be held tomorrow morning from
the-home of Mr. Carothers' daughter,
Mrs. S. O. Heath of Taylor Ridge. Bur
ial 'will take place at Chippiannock
For stomach troubles, biliousness
and constipation try . Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Many re-
markable cures have been effected by
them. Price, 25 cents. .Samples frr-2
For sale bv all dmecista.