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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 1908.
TRAFEIP. flWCR THE
illllll lV WIUI I III. Ul I I UIIIUUUV
IS TO BE FREE DURING EXPOSITION
Council Removes Toll for First
Time, at Company's
LICENSE QUESTION IS UP
Fee of $1,000 fop Saloons Proposed
Again Ordinance Regulating Thea
ters Is Introduced Alsov
BUSISKSS OK CITY fOlXCIl,,
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City bridges over Rock river
are made free for week of Rock
Island exposition, Sept. 28 to Oct.
3. Council officially endorses ex
position, and urges business
houses to decorate buildings dur
ing exposition week.
Ordinance for $1,000 saloon li
cense is again introduced by Al
Ordinance for paving Twenty
fifth street from Third to Fifth
avenue is adopted.
Watermain on Thirty-sixth
street from Fourteenth to Twelfth
avenue is provided for by ordi
nance. Grades of streets west of Ninth
street between Fiftn and Seventh
avenues are lowered a foot.
Another Moline Stone company
ordinance is introduced, but action
on it is deferred.
Provision is made for strong
representation at Upper Missis
sippi River Improvement associa
tion convention at Clinton;, also
representation at conventions of
League of American Municipalities
and National Association of Comp
trollers and Accounting Officers.
Ordinance making rules for pub
lic protection from tire in theaters
and public halls is again intro
duced by Alderman Tuckis.
The city council last evening
granted the request of the Rock Is
land Exposition company, presented
by Hon. T. J. Medill and John V
Parker, and . voted unanimously tu
make the city bridges over Rock
river free during the we?k of the Rock
Island exposition. The raising of thu
toll for the week is significant. Fo:
one thing this will be the first time
since., the state legislature granted
I ho rtvh 4 vnct imi rf Kvi1 rrra it
1840, that traffic without '.he payment
of toll has been possible. And the
time was when the toll was 50 cents
for each team.
Iii presenting the request of the
exposition company last evening, Mr.
Medill not only explain ?d the organi
zation, aim. and enterprise" under
taken by the company, but took occa
sion to briefly discuss the question
of free bridges, and recount the his
tory of the city bridges.
In speaking of the exposition, Mr.
Medill stated that the company-was
organised for the purpose of advanc
ing the interests of tha city, rather
lhan for profit. Us capitalization is
$10,000. the 100 shares of $100 each
being distributed only one to a per
son. The directors are 12 in number,
and the board is divided into com
mittees of . three each, these commit
tees being now engaged in the work
of preparation for the first annual ex
iwsition, to be held Sept. 2S to Oct. 3,
inclusive. Mr. Medill explained that
Ihe company has advertised the event
extensively In the territory within a
radius of between 50 and fio miles, in
Illinois and Iowa, and if the weather
la . favorable, the exposition will at
tract here one of the largest crowds
that the city has ever entertained.
Mr. Medill referred to the arrange
ments for the political days, the demo
cratic day and the republican day.
"I like to trade here. You've
always treated me all rignt
and everything I've gotten of
you has always been 6atisfac
" lory." , .
It's a story of greatest value
and voices the proven worth
.and effectiveness of this
.Are you coming this way?
Rock Island. Ill
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official kioksi:me.t of
"Resolved, By the city council
of the city of Rock Island, That
we cordially endorse the ap
proaching Rock Island Exposi
tion as an enterprise destined to
benefit the commercial interests
of the city, and recommend the
decoration cf all store and office
windows during the exposition
week commencing Sept. 28; and
be it also further
"Resolved, That we hereby
extend a cordial invitation to all
'the residents of the cities and
country surrounding us to visit
Rock Island at that time and
participate in the occasion.
"Resolved, That the mayor
and city clerk be authorized to
have the city hall appropriately
Adopted by council last even
ing. and the speakers secured for these
An to Toll Qurtttion.
In discussing the toll question, Mr.
Medill put the matter as the request
of a favor, statincr two reasons, the
ood of the city generally, and the
opportunity to test the arguments in
favor of raising the toll permanently
He stated that the indications are
that thousands of people are coming
to the city from the nearby -Country,
and many from as far as Cambridge
and Galva will drive to Rock Island.
The political days, with their great
pyrotechnic displays, will be among
the chief features, and Mr. Medill in
cidentally stated that the fireworks
will be the greatest pyrotechnic dis
plays' ever seen in this locality. The
question of free bridge traffic has
been given consideration for years, oy
the council, "and the commercial and
retail merchants organizations. In
view of these, Mr. Medill suggested
that an accurate record of the traffic
be kept, and that when a percentage
is allowed for the traffic originated
by the exposition,' the city can esti
mate the result of raising, the tolls,
from a practical standpoint.
Never Kree Before.
The exposition representative told
how his grandfather, in 1840. walked
to Springfield and secured from the
legislature the grant of the right to
construct the bridges. These rights
were acquired later bv the Rock Is
land .and ."..Camden - -Bridge, company,
and the 'toll was fixed at 50 cent's for
each team. Later, in the 50's, the
bridges were acquired by the city of
Rock Island, and the toll reduced to
25 cents and later to 20 cents. About
20 years ago the toil was reduced to
10 cents. Mr. Medill being one of those
who urged the proposition to the
council, of which Mayor Schaffer was
a member. For years there has been
agitation for raising the toll, but so
far as is known, the city has never
allowed free traffic over the bridges
since it acquired them, and free traffic
was not allowed by the original own
ers of the bridge rights. It was be
cause of great public agitation of the
matter that the city first secured the
structures and the Ninth street road
rights in the first place. Mr. Medill.
in passing, stated that he approved
of a 10 cent toll as a means of keep
ing up a fund to keep the bridges in
repair, but ho argued that as there
is wide difference of opinion on the
subject, a practical test would be of
value to the city in considering the
matter. As he stated, the raising ot
the tolls for the week will advance
the interests of the company the aim
of which Is to advance the interests
of the city in general. Thus It will prove
a direct benefit to the business men
and citizens generally, besides furnish
ing interesting figures for comparisons
as to the traffic when toll is charged,
and when the bridges are free.
Ilnn No OpponlUon. .
Dr. Ostrom, who offered the motion
to grant the company's request, stated
that In his opinion this action was
not conferring a favor on the men
composing the Exposition company,
but was a real duty of the council.
"I think the council stiouid regard it
as an honor to raise the bridge tolls,
if the trffic is made free only for a
week," he said. - He relerred briefly
to the considerable work of the com
pany in preparing for the exposition
and of the expense incurred. His
motion carried by a unanimous voH
of the alderman.
City Is Advertised,
John W. Parker thanked the council
on behalf of the Exposition company
for-this action, and spoke regarding
the advertising of ; the city by
the publicity committee in connec
tion with the exposition. There are
130 newspapers within a radius of
about 60 miles that have once each
week for six weeks had something to
say-of Rock Island and the expos!
V "' id in 50 of these display ad-
tnents have appeared also. It
t-tth be seen that the city is being
advertised. At Cedar Rapids, where
such an exposition is an annual event
it is stated that between 75,000 and
100,000 strangers were in the city dur
ing the last exposition, and the bank
deposits during that, week increased
sjoo.ooo over the preceding year.
Mr. Parker asked, the official en
dorsement of the exposition project by
the council, and also requested that
a proclamation be issued
houses and merchants to decorate
suitably during the week. He also
asked that the city buildings be prop:
erly decorated for the week.
- ' In Officially Kndomnl.
Alderman Tuckis offered a resolu
tion, which was unanimoin.ly adopted,
endorsingxthe exposition company and
the exposition project, and urging the
decoration of business houses. during
the week. The resolution also pro
vided for the decoration of city build
ings during the exposition.
The f 1.000 l.lee-.He.
That the movement for the $t,000
saloon license is not dead was shown
when Alderman Tuckis last evening
introduced - once more the ordinance
defeated in the spring, to double the
present license fee of $500. The ordi
nance introduced last eveniug is the
same one that was before the council,
and the copy read by Alderman
Tuckis is the same as read by Alder
man Ostrom when the measure was
up in April. No action was taken on
the ordinance, further than to con
sider it. According to the usual pro
cedure, the ordinance should come up
again next Monday for adoption.
The $1,000 license agitation began
a year ago. when an ordinance was
introduced to submit the question to
a vote of the people. At once there
was a protest from both the liquor
interests and the churches, and with
both sides united against that meas
ure, the council dropped the matter.
After the spring election, the ordi
nance brought in last evening was
up, but the council voted the measure
down, 9 to 5. As soon as the ordi
nance was formally up for considera
tion, Alderman Smith moved it lay
over, and under the rules action was
Provide for ravins;.
The ordinance for the paving of
Twenty-fifth street from Third to Fifth
avenge was called up for a vote by
Alderman Lawler, and was adopted.
The improvement is to provide a brick
street, 30 feet wide, at an estimated
cost of $4,333.10.
A six-inch water main on Thirty-sixth
street from the Fourteenth avenue
main to Twelfth avenue was provided
for by an ordinance introduced by
Alderman Lawler, and adopted by
unanimous vote. The work is to be
done by special assessment, the cost,
estimated at $1,120, being rebated in
water rent to the property owners.
The First street watermain and
sewer are to be constructed by pri
vate contracts. Two ordinances au
thorizing F. C. Denkmann. Swain Pear
son and Valentine Nold to do the
work in this way were adopted. The
cost of the watermain will be rebated
in water rent, as In the case of con
struction by special assessment.
(iniilr In Lowered.
Alderman Blochlinger called up the
ordinance, lowering the grades of
streets - west- of-.Ninth. - street and be
tween Fifth and Seventh avenues, and
moved its adoption. The ordinance
carried by unanimous vote. The grade
is dropped one foot. The council was
urged to take this action by property
owners who objected to the higher
grade because it made filling for side
walk improvement necessary. Accord
ing to the city engineer the grade was
already too low from an engineering
point of view, judging from the stand
ard stages of water in the Missis
sippi. Mr. Treichier nredicts that the
city will have difficulty as a result of
ti.e adoptioti of the ordinance. In one
or two cases the sidewalki'have been
laid according to' the old grade, and
it will be up to the city to stand the
expense of taking up these walks and
relaying them according to the new
grade. The city engineer estimated
the cost of this work at $500 or more
The Quarry Controversy.
The ordinance committee, through
its chairman. Alderman Lawler. sub
mitted another ordinance relating to
the Moline Stone company quarry con
troversy. The ordinance contemplates
granting permission to the company
to operate the quarry on its property
or property it may acquire in the ter
ritory bounded by Forty-fifth and
Forty-sixth streets, and Second and
'1 hird avenues. The company is to
be required to place a substantial
fence about the entire block. Options
have been secured for 60 days for the
purchase of the adjoining property by
the company, and a bond to cover
these options is to be posted before
the council acts on the ordinance to
vacate the alley involved in the con
troversy. The vacation of the alley
causes J to revert to the original
owner, Mr. SInuett, and the company
will have to secure it from him. The
council did hot care to take any ac
tion until the property owners and
tne company reach definite terms, bo
the ordinance was laid over until next
The council made provision for
strong representation at the coming
convention of the Upper Mississippi
River Improvement association at
Clinton. On motion of Alderman
Smith the mayor nam;d the delega
tion, appointing as members all of the al
derman. City Engineer Wallace Treich
ler, Captain George Lament and James
G. Britton. The mayor will also be
one of the delegation.
The council authorized City Clerk
M. T. Rudgren to attend the conven
tion of the National Association of
Comptrollers and Accounting Officers
at Louisville, Ky, Sept. 22 to 25, a
the city's expense. A motion that the
mayor and as many aldermen as pos
sible attend the convention of the
League of American Municipalities at
Omaha, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, was. adopt
ed. Mayor Schaffer is to have a place
cn. the program of the convention, his
subject being the regulation: ot the
saloon in cities. '- '' ' - i '
f Relative f o the waterways meeting,
TO LEAVE CITY
Is Assigned to a Muscatine
Church at German M. E. Con-
ference at Quincy.
SUCCESSOR IS SELECTED
Rev. William Shoenig of Nashville
Appointed Qhange Advances
The meeting of the St. Louis Ger
man conference ot the Methodist
church closed yesterday noon after be-
in session since, Wednesday at Quincy,
111. Rev. W. C. Schultze, pastor of the
German Methodist church of this city,
REV. W. C. SCULTZE,
Who Goes to Muscatine Church.
was transferred by Bishop J. L. Luel-
sen of this district to the First Meth
odist church at. Muscatine, Iowa. He
will conduct his farewell services next
Sunday and take up his duties in Mus
catine next week. He will be succeed
ed here by Rev. William Shoenig of
Nashville, 111., who will take up his
work here also next wee-R, arriving in
the city Wednesday.
Axkod It el urn Here.
The return of Rev. Mr. Schultze to
local church was asked by the
members of the congregation whom he
has served as pastor for three years.
His transfer, however, will be quite an
advancement, the church at Muscatine
having a membership of about 230 and
good church property. The church has
lately been completely remodeled and
repaired and is in excellent condition.
Since Mr. Schultzc's connection with
the local church t nV membership has
been increased and" everything is in
the best of condition.
Other ( Iihdk-h Made.
Rev. E. C. Baumgarten, who has been
stationed at Muscatine, was transfer
red to the Iowa : conference and will
engage in the Engtish work and be
stationed at West Chester, Iowa. Rev.
J. C. Behrens of the German Methodist
church of Davenport was transferred
to Mt. Pleasant and will there have
charge of the church and also teach
in the German college there. He will
be succeeded by Rev. A. J. Luebbers,
who has just graduated from the Iowa
Wesleyan college, this being his first
Mayor Schaffer spoke strongly in
favor of a big representation from the
city. He commented briefly on the
benefit of the movement to Rock Is
land, the headquarters of the United
States engineers in charge of the up
per river, and. of ..the jmportance of
taking an active part in the move
ment. At his suggestion he was au
thorized to appoint a delegation, and
Captain Lamont and Mr. Britton were
named because of their interest in
the river improvement project,
Regulation of Thratera.
Alderman Tuckis brought up again
his ordinance to provide certain rules
and regulations for the protection of
the public from fire in buildings used
as theaters and public halls. This
ordinance, which is a copy of the Mo
line ordinance, has been before the
council before, but the question has
been given no consideration for some
time. There was but little discussion
of it last evening. Chief Hastings of
the . fire department staced that he
does not approve the j ection provid
ing that the chief of the fire depart
ment shall detail a member of . the
iepjjrtmenr. to each theater when, the
building is open to the public, the
theaters paying for the services of the
man so designated. The chief sug
gests that he be authorized to desig
nate some competent person as fire
man In each building. This could be
done without increasing the expense
of the theaters, as the stage manager
would be competent to act as a fire-
roan. Aldermen Thompson and Smith
were loud in their protests againet
the measure, and both, declared that
it would be a hardship on the "little
va-ideville houses," and . would drive
the theaters out of business here. But
the council will look into the matter
and see what parts of the ordinance
are required for the protection of the
'' ." Auk for Bid Again.
: The council authorized the-clerk to
again advertise for bid3 for the pro
posed new pumping engine and motor
at the reservoir station. No bids, were
received, although. Frank D. Shumate,
representing r the wortuington pump
manufacturers," wa present with a
bid. Mr.rShumats stated that it was
because- of : a ;mlstraderszanding as to
the date of recaiving the bids that his
had. not been presented in time. The
bids are to be opened at the first
meeting in October.
.Morris Cook left today to enter Cor
nell college at Mt. Vernon, Iowa:
Mrs. Mary A. Rodman has returned
after a visit with her son Frank at Cen-
Jesse Barns of Chicago, formerly of
this city, wag here on a short visit j
ending today. I
Mrs. Belle Richards will leave
night for California, where she will!
spend a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reimers and Mr.
and Mrs. C. D. Reimers of Fort Worth,
Tex., are visiting relatives In the city.
Miss Edna . Smith returned to her
home in Muscatine yesterday after a
short visit with her cousin, Mrs. H. A.
Fulmer. . . . ' .
Clarence. Ficken left
vu, v niu i-uut-1
mence a college course at the opening
of the term. I
Mrs. C. Wessendorf and daughter, I
Miss Marie of Memphis, left for Chica-
go this morning on their way home
after a brief visit here.
The Misses Adelia and Bertha Fricklyear were elected as follows:
leave tomorrow morning for Denver I
and other points of interest in the I
west . They will spend several weeks I
on their vaaction trip. I
Miss Katharine Shean of Omaha.
who has hppn. visiting with roiativos I
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in Rock Island and vicinity, departed
this morning for Chicago, where she
will visit for a few weeks.
Miss Laura Davis left today for
Grinnell, Iowa, to enter upon a four
years course in college. Miss Davis
graduated from ' high school last
spring and was awarded a scholar
ship for high average in her class.
which scholarship she now takes ad
WENT TO THEATER
Woman Ha Called Wifa Leaving
Him Led to Suicide of
FORMER DAVENPORT MAN
Real Wife From Whom He Has Never
Been Divorced, and His Daughter
The Chicago . Inter-Ocean today
prints the following account of the
suicide of Robert Nabstedt, formerly
of Davenport and son of Jacob Nab
stedt, mention of which was made in
"Robert Nabstedt, 35 years old, a
department manager of the Hammond
Glue company at West Hammond, 111.
hung, himself in a coal shed at the
rear of his home because his wife re
fused to stay at home with him Sun
day night and went to the theater in
"Mrs. Nabstedt found the dead body
of her husband yesterday morning.
The roof of the coal shed was so low
that Nabstedt hanged himself in a
sitting posture. The rope he used
was only three feet long.
"Nabstedt and his wife quarreled
over the trip to th,e theater Sunday
night. Mrs. Nabstedt begged her hus
band to go. He refused and she de
clared she would go alone if
wouldn't go with her. -
' "She attended the play alone. When
she came home her husband was no
where to be found. She waited two
hours for him, thinking he had' gone
off in a huff and that he would return.
At midnight she ended her vigil and
went to bed.
-Find ihe Body.
"Early yesterday morning Mrs. Nab
stedt began a search for her husband.
She opened the door of the little coal
house at the rear of their home, 605
West Hammond street, and found the
Mrs. Nabstedt was Miss " Martha
Brown, a famoss beauty of Davenport,
She married Nabstedt there four years
ago. and the two came to West Ham -
mond shortly afterwards. She is 30
years old. : .
"In a hysterical condition Mrs. Nab -
stedt ran to the home of neighbors
and fainted, after she told them of her
husband's suicide. She was placed in
the care of physicians and last night
had recovered, from the shock sum -
ciently to talk about the suicide.
I quarreled with Robert about
going to the show,' she sold. I like
to go and he did not. He generally
refused. when t asked him. Finally
I told him if he did not take me 1
would go alone, and that I did not care
how many in the playhouse knew 1
had : to go alone. I ' never dreamed
that the quarrel wduld lead to his
death. But we have had trouble be -
fore. He liked to staz at home. 1
like to go. - - ; -
ift Note to Parents.
No one thought to look for a note
from the suicide until yesterday after -
noon, when a farewell message to hisltery-
parents and brothers And sisters, mak-
ing no mention of his wife, was found
tn his coat pocket. . It read: ' I
Dear Father, Mother. ' Brothers
and Sisters: I bid you. a last good-by.
I have ruined your happiness. , I be -
Ileve this is best for us 'all; I love
you alL Good-by. . ROBERT.'
Employers at the -Hammond glue
plant said last night -that Nabstedt
J was proficient and capable, but that
ARE THE JAIL DOORS
domestic troubles had several times
interfered with his work."
From the story it is evident that the
dead man had - been living with a
woman at West Hammond claiming
her hi8 wife. n realitv he has a
wife and daughter in Davenport No
divorce was ever secured. This fact
to-(throws some light upon the suicide's
last note. The body will bo brought
to Davenport for burial.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either oaae the identitv of the sender
yesterday forlmust be made Known, to insure relia
nature and aauress. i
Daughters of Covenant Elect. The
Daughters of the Covenant of the First
Methodist church met last evening at
the home of Mrs. Norman Griffiths, 729
Seventeenth street. . Officers for the
President Miss Amy Henderson
First Vice President Miss Claire
Second Vice President Miss Jennie
inira vice rresiaeni miss irene
Corresponding Secretary Miss Bea
Treasurer Miss Ina Stone.
During the past.year the society has
collected about $211 which is used for
foreign missions. ; .The society has a
membership of about 60.
Mrs. J. F. Robinson gave an inter
esting talk on the girls' school at Rome
which she visited during the past sum
Tri-City Social Service Club. The
first fall meeting of the Tri-City So
cial Service club will be held tomor
row afternoon and evening at the Sol
diers-' Orphans' home on Eastern ave
nue, Davenport. There will be a bas
ket picnic in the afternxm with sup
per at 5 o clock. The ousmess meet
ing will be held in the' chapel at 7:30.
At this meeting Miss Clara Lunbeck
will read a paper on "Some Phases of
Child Saving." A disension on "The
Care of Dependent Children State or
Private Orphanages" will also be held
and - music will be fuTnished by the
Dinner Party for Bride-Elect. Mrs,
C.'E. Nicholas at her home, 2907 Sev:
enth avenue, la evening gave a din
ner party as a courtesy for Miss Emma
C. Shuey, whose marriage to Walter
Brunger takes place this week. Covers
were laid for 12. The house was pret
tily decorated in hearts, bells and
asters carrying out a color scheme of
rose and white, the wedding colors.
Will "" Celebrate Wedding Anniver
sary Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Byrns
of Ishpeming, Mich., will tomorrow eel
J ebrater the 25th anniversary of their
marriage at their home. Mr. Byrns is
a director of the Modern Woodmen
and is attending the meeting of the
directors in the city today.
Thirty Club Dance. The last of the
summer series' of dancing parties of
the Thirty club was held last evening
at the Watch Tower and was attended
by a large number of couples.
Will Give Benefit Card Party. Rock
Island Tribune, No. 1, will give a card
party for the benefit of the visiting
nurse fund this evening at Odd Fel
Word has come from Denver of the
I death of Pascal D. Drake, at one time
J part owner and connected with the
I management of The Argus. Mr. Drake
I passed away at the home of his daugh-
j ter .with whom he had been making
I his home since suffering a stroke of
1 paralysis several weeks ago. He was
J born .ln Franklin county, N. Y., July
125. 1847. .His first newspaper connec
1 tionlnthe-three cities was with the
I Davenport Democrat. 1 Later he joined
j with, his brother, J. S. Drake, and the
I two purchased . and lor . a time . pub-
I lished The 'Argus..- Since leaving this
1 city he has engaged . m newspaper
I work at various places, being till re
cently in charge of circulation and
I advertising -. on the Cripple Creek
I Times. J. S. Drake, the brother, now
I lives In. California. Mrs. J. B. Young
1 of Davenport is a sister. Another
I brother, ' Ira, and a second sister.
1 Ahce, live in the state of New York,
I DeGear Funeral,
l The funeral of Benjamin; DeGear
1 will be held . tomorrow morning at 10
I o clock from ; the Knox undertaking
I rooms. . The services will be conduct-
led by Rev.. H. W. Reed. Burial will
j take-place at the Davenport city cerae-
t AlCIIU ftKlIT rKATlUniSc
I May 15, 1309,. Date Set for Operation
I ' of Mollne-Bettendorf Service.
1 The Moline city council last evening
j granted an extension of the Van Pat
I tea .ferry franchise to May 15. 1909
I The ferry to Bettendorf is to be In op
I eration by that time. .The tax levy
jordinance was adopted. : -
TO BE OPENED
COUNTY IS BROKE?
No Money to Pay Jurors, Yet
Charges Must be Heard
NO PANELS TO BE DRAWN
One Already Selected Is Notified Not
to Report County Court Runs
on Credit Basis.
Will the courts of Rock Island
county be compelled to turn loose on
the community the men 'vho are in
jail charged with various crimes be
cause the county has not the money
to pay the expenses of providing a
trial for these men? Are the jail .
doors to be opened?
These are questions that arc con-'
fronting the county authorities new.
The county is "broke," as every one
knows. There is not money enough
even to pay the jurors their fee of $2
a day. Jurors are serving now in the
county court, but they will not get any
money for their services. . AH they
will receive will be assurance that
at some uncertain date in the future
the county will give them $2 for each
day they served. "
In' the circuit court a jury panel .
was drawn to report the second week
of the September term, but as a re
sult of a conference with the judge.
Circuit Clerk George W. Gamble has
decided to send out notice to the men
drawn on the panel that their services
will not be required. It is under
stood that no juries will be drawn un
til after election, and it may be that
there will be no jury during the Sep
tember terra. -
- Trial May Be ' Demanded. '
One of the provisions of the la" w- Is
that a man. charged with crime must
be given trial at a term beginning
within four months, of the date of his
arrest. ,There is no alternative, : he
must be given a trial. If not. habeas
corpus proceedings are certain to se
cure his release, as has been shown
in various past caseg in this county.
Without jurors, there can be no trials,
and if there are no trials, the circuit
judge will be compelled to turn loose
the men now held in jail because of
alleged offenses and violations ' of
state laws. i
Should this condition exist long, the
community would no doubt become
infested with every known kind of
criminal, and the police would ' be
Mont Have Grand Jnry.
The circuit court is in a predica
ment also in regard to the September
grand jury, because of the county's
financial difficulties. There is no
money to pay the grand jurors, but
there is, no way of dispensing with
the meeting. Accordingly it is under
stood the jury will be summoned and
empanelled, and the jurors will be
frankly informed that they will have
to waify for their pay. The session
will probably not be ets long a one as
some in the past.
More Anticipated Orders r
There is a report now that the board
of supervisors will authorize the issue
of orders against anticipated tax re
ceipts. It is said that his action was
not taken at the last meeting because
of the desire to make the situation
as bad as possible as a means of In
fluencing a favorable vote on the ques
tion of a 5ft cent tax for county pur
poses, but that at the December meet
tog the orders will be authorized. The
tax levy was provided for at the meet
ing last week, and the orders might
have been authorized then and the way
paved for transacting the necessary
business of the courts. As Jt is there
probably will be no jury trial In the
circuit court till after the board au
thorizes these orders or until the taxes
are paid in in the spring.
ROCK ISLAND TRAIN
ON BURNING BRIDGE
Passengers on Way to Peoria Have
Close Call Between Toulon
A Wyoming, III., dispatch tells of a
thrilling experience which happened
to the Rock Island train for Peoria
which left this city yesterday after-
noon. Engineer Dalzell was at the
throttle. " Between Toulon and Wyom
ing while the train was running down
grade it sped around a curve upon
burning bridge. The engineer saw.
It and attempted to stop, but soon
saw that he' would only bring the train
to a standstill upon the structure, so
be put on full steam and dashed over,
it. Then a stop was made and it was
found that there were no less than 1?
ties completely burned in two.
U0THER FREED FR0;J CLAUE
Coroner's Jury Holds Death of Deising
. ' . Child Accident.
Fay Deising, the Dayenport colored
woman arrested on the charge of caus
ing the death of her 6-month-old babe
which was found dead in bed early
yesterday morning, was released after
the coroner's jury had returned a ver-
- S diet of death by suffocation last even-
ling. No evidence was introduced on
which the woman could be held, . ,