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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAT 6 1910.
MAGEE IS m JAIL
Whiteside County Man Tries to
Shoot Wife and Then Makes
Mock Suicide Attempt.
BROODS OVER DIVORCE
Follows Former Spouse from Ster
ling to Erie, Where She Is Em
ployed as a Housekeeper.
Erie, 111., May 6. (Special.) Arthur
Magee, who made a mock attempt at
suicide Tuesday In the presence of his
wife, whose life he first sought to de
stroy, has been held to await the ac
tion of the Whiteside county grand
ury. He is charged with assault with
intent to kill. Mrs. Magee, since her
divorce, has been keeping house for
Charles James here.
There is no question but that Mr.
Magee has been brooding over the
events preceding the day that his
wife was granted a divorce, and since
that time. It is now believed that he
walked from Sterling. He arrived at
the home of Charles James at 3 in the
morning, and rapped at the door, and
aroused Mr. James. Magee represent
ed himself to be Harry Kauffman, who
Is a brother-in-law of Magee's divorced
wife. He told James that Mrs. Kauff
man was very ill, and wanted Mrs. Ma
gee to accompany him to the Kauff
man home. Fortunately Mr. James
recognized the voice, and called Ma
gee into the house. He remained in
the house until daylight, and then ac
cepted an invitation to breakfast. He
appeared to be in a fair hnmor during
the breakfast time.
Drawn Rpvolvrr at Table.
Immediately on conclusion of break
fast he jumped to his feet and pulled
a revolver from his pocket, and point
ing it at Mrs. Magee, his divorced
wife, said, "Now, Ella, I am going to
end it all. I'll kill you and then my
Before he could pull the trigger Mr.
James was upon him, overpowered
him, and threw him to the floor 'and
took the gun away from him, and cov
ered him with the revolver. Mrs. Ma
gee called the village marshal.
Magee was put under arrest, and
for safe keeping was handcuffed. As
he was being led from the house Mrs.
Magee kissed him an , affectionate fare
well, and added! "Arthur, I have tried
to make a man of you for the past 18
years, and I was unsuccessful, and I
won't live with you any more."
DAVENPORT H01VIE IS
ROBBED OF JEWELRY
Burglar Carries Away .Valuables
1 Worth Several Hundred Dollars
- from Ficke Residence,
Yesterday afternoon between 12
o'clock and 6 o'clock the residence of
G. H. Ficke, 90G Ferry street, Daven
port, was burglarized, several hundred
dollars worth of jewelry and silver
ware being taken. Among them were,
a gold watch, a ring, set with 28 small
diamonds, and other rings. The thief
evidently was well acquainted with
the premises. He gained entrance
through the kitchen door, using a skel
eton key. Today the Davenport po
lice arrested Jim Butler on suspicion.
Butler was formerly employed by ae
CLOUDS OBSCURE COMET
Storm Period Interferes at Interest
ing Stage in Advent.
Comet viewing was interfered witta
in Rock Island this morning by inter
vening clouds. Observer Sherier of.
the weather station says we are in for
a period of stormy weather for several
days. Should there be as much cloud
iness in the next two weeks as there
has been in the last two Rock Island
ers will be denied the best part of the
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GIVES TO CHURCH
Mrs, Eliza Devore, Port Byron,
Bequeathes Home to Con-;
HELPS SALARY ACCOUNT
$1,000 Set Aside to Be Applied on
Pay of Village Minister Rel
The will of the late Mrs. Eliza De
vore of Port Byron was admitted to
probate in the county court this morn
ing by Judge R. W. Olmsted. It con
tains in part the following provisions :(
The sum, of $1,000 to the trustees of
the Congregational church of Port By:
ron to be used iu the salary account
of the pastor; the sum of $100 to the
trustees of the Port Byron cemetery
to be used in keeping her burial lot
in order; the homestead to the Con
gregational church building society of
New York; family Jewels to Fay Wood
ward, Nellie ; Timberlake, Nellie
Shreve, Mrs. Ome Shreve, and a grand
son, Devore Simonson; the sum of
$1,000 to the latter grandson aso; and
the remainder of the estate to Mrs.
Rose Simonson, her daughter. The
latter was also appointed executrix.
The instrument was date Oct. 15, 1904.
AVI'l of Patrick a. Buckley.
The will of the late Patrick J. Buck
ley of Coe township was admitted to
probate today also. It was dated Feb.
26, 1910, and it left the estate of the
deceased to the wife, Mary Buckley.
The funeral of Konrad Weitnauer
was held this morning at 9 o'clock
from the late residence, 505 Hennepin
avenue. South Rock Island, with serv
ices at St. Joseph's Catholic church.
A large number of friends were pres
ent and there were many, beautiful
floral pieces. The pallbearers were
Edward Mattausch, Christian Koebler,
Charles Lorenzen, Carl Naab, Joseph
Blochlinger and J. S. Gilmore. Burial
was in the family lot in Chippiannock
The funeral of Bernard Charles
Stevens was held at 10 o'clock this
morning from he home of his par
ents, Mr. and f.Irs. Calvin , Stevens,
2925 Thirteenth avenue, with ser
vices at the South Park chapel.
Thirtieth street and Fifteenth ave
nue. The services were conducted
by Rev. W. G. Oglevee. Six school
mates of deceased acted as pallbear.
ers. There were many floral tributes
and a large attendance of friends.
Burial was in Chippiannock cemetery.
Mrs. Jessie H. Donaldson left this
morning for a visit in Chicago.
Dr. C. F. Coen has returned from
Joliet for a brief visit with his family.
Mrs. I. M. Hicks of Seattle, Wash.,
is visiting with her mother, Mrs. A. E.
Skinner, and will remain here during
the summer months.
J. B. "Smalley, formerly superintend
ent of the Illinois division of the Rock
Island road, now general superintend
ent at Topeka, Kan., was in this city
yesterday on business and calling on
C. W. Owens, who has been connect
ed with the local agency of the Com
mercial Life Insurance company, will
leave Monday' for Peoria to become
district manager of the Peoria branch
of the same company.
Edward W. Pettit of Juneau, Alas
ka, arrived here last night for a visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Pettit, 314 Ninth street. He goes from
here to the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church, which convenes
at Atlantic City May 19. He was elect
ed by the synod of Alaska as a lay del
egate to the convention. He is accom
panied by his son Lester.
Correct Footwear for Men.' Women. Children
FIRE IN A RESTAURANT
Gasoline Store Starts a $ 1,000 Blaze
in Moline Today.
A small restaurant conducted by Vic
Phelps, Fourth avenue between Four
teenth and Fifteenth street, Moline,
was gutted by fire this morning, caus
ing damage of $1,000. After lighting
a gasoline stove Phelps went out on
an errand. When he returned the In
terior of the restaurant was in flames.
Insulation on the electric wires of the
People's Power company became ig
nited and several hundred feet was
burned. Phelps announces he will re
place the frame structure that housed
his restaurant with a brick building
to be erected at once.
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newest colors and patterns, cuffs at
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$1.00 to $3.50
Stetson, Imperial and Tween import
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hats, hosiery, underwear, etc.
Gents' Left and Mark Cross English
gloves $1.00 to $2.50,
Ladies' Mark Cross English kid
gloves, two button $1.50
IS SUSPECTED OF STEALING
John McDonald Is Arrested( by Of
ficer Dennis Bennett.
John McDonald was arrested last
night by Officer Dennis Bennett, who
charged him with having committed
a theft at the saloon on Twentieth
street and First avenue. Several
plumbing tools which were there
we, e reported as missing and the
suspicions of the officer were fixed on
McDonald. The latter waived his
preliminary hearing this morning
and was taken directly before the
grand Jury which Is now in session.
His bonds were fixed at $200.'
John D. Rockefeller would go broke
If he should spend his entire income
trying to prepare a better medicine
than Chamberlain's Colic, .Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for diarrhoea, dys
entery or bowel complaints: ' It is sim
ply impossible, and bo says every one
that has seed it'.' Sold by all druggists.
TO WED A GOULD?
Beatrice Bruner Godfrey's Lat
est Heart Crush Said to Be
That of Millionaire.
employe who was standing 25 feet
away from him. He pulled a swing
saw across his finger and severed it
just above the second joint. He was
taken to St. Anthony's hospital. Hen
ning recently came to this city from
the north and had been employed at
the tiash and door works only a few
AFTER EUROPEAN WOOING! WOULD UNCOVER
Davenport Girl Who Has Gained Xa
. tional Xotority Since Taking; Up
Stage Life Few Years Ago..
Beatrice Bruner Godfrey, a Daven
port beauty who broke into the first
page headlines via the front row of
the chorus, according to the latest
story that is given sufficient credence
to be floated over the news wires, may
become Mrs. Jay Gould. .
It is stated that . 6 tie has just re
turned to Boston after a trip abroad.
Simultaneous with her arrival comes
Gould. He was recently divorced..
Miss Bruner, who is a dashing blond,
several years ago was employed in a
local music store. She heard the call
of the stage.. ' .
. "While with the Richard Carle com,
pany she attracted Arthur .W. Godfrey,
the son of a Boston millionaire. He
pursued her until she consented to
: Parrata Object.
Godfrey's parents .objected strenu
ously. There were allegations that the
young wife was not bestowing her en
tire affections on her husband. At
any rate, there was a divorce. Since
then the young women has continued
before the calcium.
FINGER IS CAUGHT BY SAW
Fred Henninft Is Victim of an Acci
dent at Sash and Door orks.
Fred- Henning. an employe of the
Rock Island Sash & Door works, lost
part of the index finger , of his left
hanA whilo at work yesterday at the
plant. Henning was talking to another
Gets theCACW t
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If yonr grocer should be
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Congressman Martin Asks Aid in Ex
posing Fraud in Sale of Phil
Washington, May 6. An effort Is to
be made to obtain the names of those
who .were interested as counsel or
otherwise in behalf of the American
Sugar company in obtaining a deci
sion from the attorney general undei
which a large tract of former friar
lands in the Philippines was sold to
the sugar trust in alleged violation of
the law of congress whictt limits the
amount of land which can be sold to
any individual or corporation.
Representative Martin of Coiorado.
who started the investigation into
what he considered a scandal, yester
day introduced a resolution calling up
on the secretary of war to send to the
house the originals or copies of all the
letters written the attorney general
requesting his opinion upon the ques
tion whether large tracts of land could
be sold, and the originals of copies
of all data, memoranda, letters and
other statements submitted by counsel
for Horace Havemeyer and his asso
ciates in the purchase of the San Jose
estate on the Island of Mindoro, Phil
ippines. Mr. Martin predicts sensational dis
closures if he is able to obtain the
information desired. He says that it
will be disclosed that persons high
up will be shown to have been inter
ested in bringing about a construction
of the law which he claims nullified
the intention of congress and which
has thrown open to exploitation valu
able agricultural lands in the archipelago.
Neal Institute Will Fill Quickly.
From inquiries being made about the
Neal three day cure at the institute,
821 Farnam street, it Mill open to a
good business from the start May 9.
The business sagacity of the Neal In
stitutes company Is shown in the selec
tion of Davenport as the next Iowa
point to locate an Institute.
To Spnd a Million,
i It Is said that the Northwestern
ipad will expend an even million dol
lars on Its new yards and buildings at
Fulton. There are new 250 men at
work on the site.
Chamberlain's Stomach: end . Liver
Tablets will clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the- breath and create a
healthy appetite. . They promote the
flow of gastric juice, thereby Inducing
good digestion. Sold by all druggists-
Tri-City Union 107 Has Its Annual
Meeting Membership Is
B. W. Newton. Rock Island, was
elected president to serve another
year by Tri-City Typographical un
ion 10 7, at its annual meeting. Other
officers chosen are:
Vice president C. P., McQuade,
Secretary-treasurer C. S. Osborn,
Corresponding secretary F. A.
Murrin, Rock Island.
Executive committee G. P. Gar
rison, Rock Island; W. J. Rank, Mo
line; H. Jacobsen, Davenport.
Auditing committee E. E. Pot
ter, Edward Geer, Rock Island ; C.
The union has a membership' of
141. The treasurer reported $729
The halrdressing parlors of the
late Miss Hattie Tolllver will be con
tinued by her sister, Mrs. George
Hilbring. All outstanding bills can
be paid and collected at the same ad
dress, 1813 y Second avenue.
All the news all the tlme THE
Keeping White Floors White
Most housekeepers would prefer to
keep the kitchen floor unpainted and
"in the white," were it not for the
labor of keeping such a floor in satis
factory condition. However, the work
of scrubbing: will be lightened
and milk-white , floors can be easily
attained, by dissolving - in each pail
ful of warm water a tablespoonful of
Gold Dust washing powder. If scrubbed
this way each week, old stains that
seemed td be ground into the wood
will soon disappear altogether. This
is also excellent for scrubbing stone
steps and woodwork.
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then why not try a pair of ELEC
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$1.00; if they fail to cure, not one
That we know just how to
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iment, you get the best at
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the benefit of my years of
We fit the invisible bi
focal for near and far
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