Donth of ,l<H(>|ih Tho hnnd of deutli has Hinilten an- Ihcr of Alton's most icspectod citi- IIH, nnd Mr. Joseph Crowe was ca'l- d to rest at ono o'c'oek thiii morning. Us illnes", typhoid fevr-r, lantnd bnln •oek. Ho was critic illy ill for tlio ant three day?, nnd no hopes w.ero ntortatnedof his recovery. His fever i 100 degrees for several days, and lood circulation had s'oppcd in his mbs. His denth is keenly felt by tho oat ol friouda Mr. Crowe has nmle his long residence in Alton. Tho uuernl will lake place nt two o'clock omorrow from St. Paul's Episcopal hurch. Deceased was born in Howden, orkahire, England, In 1827. He ro- loved to this country in 1850, and itlled in Alto i Immed ntely. Ho has isided here ever since—44 yenrs— uring which time he has been on»K«d in mercantile business. In 1854 the firm of Oorni»y & Crowe, 'holesalo grocerp, was ebt.iblifihed. i-veral years after they dissolved artnorship, aud Mr. Crowe opened le present retail establishment. Hn r aa always active in business, and was no.of the oldest merchants in Alton. In 18:0 ho married Miss Enter Coats St. Louis. Fuur children survive im: Mr. G. F. Orowo, Mrs. J. A. Idous, Mrs. T. L Foulds, and Mies lamie Crowe.