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THE ARGUS. S ATTJUDAY. . MARCH- 6. 1909.
MONEY TRIAL IS
" NOT CONCLUDED
Evidence of Four; Witnesses is Heard
by Justice and Case is Con
' . , tinued to Thursday.
THREE TESTIFY FOR STATE
Prosecution Alms to Shew Defend
, tint Fired First and Last Shot
in Duel with Wilmerton.
After four witnesses had been heard
in' the preliminary examination of
. John Looney on a charge of assault
with intent to commit murder, the case
was continued yesterday afternoon by
- Justice J. H. Cleland. The hearing
was to have been resumed this after
noon at 2 o'clock, but on the request
of the state's attorney it was continu
ed until Thursday morning at 10
o'clock. Tb,e trial will probably then
be resumed, but at Justice Cleland's
. ofjice instead of at the county court
room, where the hearing was begun.
State's Attorney. L. M. Magill stated
at the. outset yesterday that he desired I trom behind.
rlous times employed on Wilmerton's
newspaper, testified that he was on the
south side of Third avenue, at Nine
teenth street, when he heard the first
shot fired, and he too said that there
was a cloud of smoke near Looney. He
said th'at after he had seen Looney he
Saw Wilmerton come out of the en
trance to the building, which is also
an entrance to Wilmerton's office. Wah
lund thought that 10 shots had been
exchanged. He said that Looney fired
the. final shot of the duel. .' "
The defense was unable to shake the
testimony of any of the state's wit
On the conclusion of Mr. Wahlund'3
testimony the state suspended the pre
sentation of its case, and the defense
put Dr. G. G. Craig, who attended Loo
ney, on the stand.
The Fbjmlrliln'N Rvldenre,
Dr. Craig stated that he was calleJ
to the police station by Looney, but
that at the time he did not know what
was wanted, and he did not take his
surgical instruments with him. He said
that Looney had sustained a wound
on the right hip. He described the
wound, basing his statements, he said,
on the examination made at the police
station, and on the following day. He
said that there were two penetrations,
in his opinion, made by a bullet. He
declared, when Mr. Kenworthy sug
gested that he desired to show that
the shot came from the rear, that in
his opinion the bullet entered the flesh
The path" of the bullet
WITH A BELT
John Nelson, of Moline, Ends His
Life During Night and Dead
Body is Found by Son.
COULD NOT PAY HIS TAXES
When He Called at Collector's Office
Yesterday, .Learns Amount is
". Larger Than He Had Expected. :
pare his case, as he had devoted him
self to preparing the case against W.
W. Wilmerton, "and had had no oppor
tunity to consult with witnesses nor
investigate the evidence in the case
John - A.- Nelson, 142G Seventeenth
street, Moline, committed suicide last
night by hanging himself to a bed post
by means of a belt.. :The discovery of
his dead , body was made this morning
when his son Gustav arose to go to
work, about C: 15. -As he left the bed
he stumbled over something, which on
examination proved to be the feet of
his father. Mr. Nelson' had evidently
risen during the night and fixed the
belt around his' neck and then made
one "end fast to the top of, .the bed
post. He then lay do. wit on his back,
and as the belt., was not lone enoueh
to allow Ilia, head to reach the floor, he
succeeded m strangling himself to
! Conldut Pay Tain.
No motive has been suggested for
the deed other than that he had been
a continuance in order, to properly pre-1 or instrument which made the wound,
he said, was not more than an Inch
below the surface at the deepest point;
He said that the two openings, were
about four inches anart. .Hp testifiwl
Jastoan examination made nf Loonevs ,dl inkin of late,, and that on several
against Ioncy He renewed the re- clothing, but sald-be had given more""1 u inreaienea ai ne
quest .'-this morning, and secured the!clcs attention to the wound than to,wo",d make awav with himself. Yes
continuance. - , the closing. He said that by the time u',day lie went to the tax collector's
ia Firat snot.. he ' arrived the wound had stopped offlce to pav hls taxes and found tne
-Tli 'touimnnr f the cMt. tanA0 1 bleedlne. but he considered it n. frosh amol"lt Inuch higher than he had ex-
V- J J v v. j n v- iv iiivu " ' . - .
injury. " ' I vlvu s a .resun ne uia not pay
? ci-on i.inmintsi. them. He proceeded to imbibe a little
State's Attorney Magill carefully , 00 free,y of nor. and when he went
cross examined the physician, and at-,11. 116 was pan,y ""oxicated.
-vlt.un was auout 4 years oiii. Ho
to show that Looney fired the first shot
In the duel, and that he also fired the
last shot when Wilmerton had turned
uiiu nno riifiri j 11 1 j iiiii ui w ttitvi 115, w " i' , v - -
very rapidly toward his offlce. The , lcu,i'ieu lu "ring oiu me possiuuuy
1 iiiAtj i,vnniu 1110 nunc;. 1 uc - 4 j . , ,11 4 t
drct 'itnt Ar c v i .,to ototi lhat Loonev's iniiirv hart lipcn niiWli ,b survived by live sons and a daugh
th.t ,v, j,. voi k ... bv some moans r.thnr ihn a vniv ier- "e ,iad employed for the
ran to a window overlooking the scene, shot. The physician stated that the f ' "e as a blacksmith's help-
friend lest evening. t:ie occasion be-
Ing their silver wedding anniversary
The evening was passed sociill. an-1,
dancing was n joyed. A sumptuous
supper was served at 10 o'clock. Many
beautiful silver articles were left the
hostess as reminders of the occasion.
Ladies' Aid Meets. Xlie Ladies' Aid
society of Grace Lutheran church, met
yesterday afternoon with Mrs. O. V.
Holmgrain, Gil Forty-fourth street. A
large number of ladies wa3 in atten-J-
ance and enjoyed the afternoon enter
tainment.. The hostess served a nicj
juniors Entertain Seniors. The jun
ior, class of tW Moline high school en
tertained the members of the senioi
clas3 of the same institution, at a
dancing party at the Watch Tower last
evening. A company of about .'.5
couples wafi In attendance. Refresh
ments were served during the even-
Siboney Gay Camp. Dance. Siboney
Bay camp, United Spanish War Vet
erans entertained at. a dancing party
last evening: at.ine new armory nan,
A large nujsbe? of couples was prea
ent and' the affair was much enjoyed.
Lodge to Give , Card Party. Eudora
Rebecca lodge No. 73 will give a card
party at I. O. O. F. hall Monday after
noon. Cinch will be the game and
three prizes will be given.
SHERIFF ADDS J. R.
BROOKS TO FORCE
Goes One Over Number of Authorized
Deputies in Order to Make the
and near Looney on the' north side of wound could have been made with a
the street was1 a cloud of smoke.. She rea hot instrument, and that in that
said there was no" smoke on the south ca3e lt would have bad very much the
side of the Street, and in her tminlon Bame appearance. He admitted.
thf first shot hfiil hoon firprt nn the in
north side 6f the avenue bv Loonev. hy
reply to questions pressed
State's Attorney Magill, that
and by some other, means than a bullet.
B. P. 0. E. WANTS A
PRESERVE FOR ELK
She was positive that Looney fired at the holes in Looney's clothing could
Wilmerton when the latter turned to have been made at some other time,
go to his office. . At that time, she said,
Looney had started across the street,
and was almost on the south side.
Although .1. T. Kenworthy, represent
ing Looney'. subjected Mrs. Lutes to a
most careful cross examination, he was
unable to shake her testimony, and she
held firmly to her statements as given
in the direct examination.
In re-dir,ec(.se,xamlnatlon Mr. Magill
asked Mrs. Lutes whether when she
saw Looifey first, she could see his re
volver. She stated that the revolver
was hidden from her sight, and she
could not tell whether the weapon was
smoking or not. ,
Tells Same Story,
Local Lodge Acts With Others to Se
; cure Appropriation to Prevent Ex-... '
' tinction of the Animal.
In accordance with instructions from
tlie grand lodge, the local, lodge of
Elks drew up resolutions at their meet
ing last night which will be present-
M. M. Briggs, who was also called ied to Congressman McKinney and
by the state, told a story very similar! which asks the .congressman to aid
tn that nf Mrs. I.ntes. He stated that ', iu the passage of an act setting aside
he was at tne corner of Eighteenth 30'n00 for the purpose of establishing
street and Third avenue, on the north a preserve for the elk. During the
side of the avenue, when he heard a ast 'ew 'ears ,ne elk- whose like
shot.' and looking east, saw a cloud of e8S has been taken as the symbol of
smoke on the north side of the avenue. jthe organization, has been rapidly dis-
near the alley, and when the smoke -w" " "i "i wruaus
own, o nfi0 v,Q r,i,nH "Pn the species by hunters, and
Looney, He did not see Wilmerton at'thf Elk8 a11 "ver the .country have
M..niiswiwnm ltaken the matter P with a view to
.J" ,.. , , j, " preserving their namesake. Like reso-
,i ffl T,,;lutl0n3 are to be presented to con
,t .,. oi k gasmen from different parts of the
, Xtt. country and the members of the or
rv r n Aa oIoa n-q a nACitiva that T jvin ctv I
. i V k m f r der believe that their request will be
fired the last shot, and that ilmer on granted. No special place ,s mentione(1
i.au i-ucu bw.ub fQr ocat5n the preserve, as that mat-
toward nis omce, w nen questioned ter ,8 to be ,eft to the goveramect
na.tn xvnptnpr tno mon nan hoon aim. ...
ing ai eacn oiner aeiiDeraieiy, ne saia
that both were apparently excited, but
that they aimed as deliberately as pos
sible. Her said that he "thought the
shots were about three minutes apart.
He 4tated that he did not think either
of the men had been wounded. This
statement was also made by Mrs.
Oscar Wahlund, who has been at va
To All Property. Owners of the First
You are requested to meet in the
polling place at the corner of Sixth
.street and Seventh avenue, Saturday,
iviarch C, at 7 p. m., 1909, to consider
sidewalk improvements for the First
er at the Moline Plow company.
Society news, written nr tslonhnni
to the society editor of The Argus, will
oe giaaiy received and published. But'
in either ense the identity of the sender
must oe maae Known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear Hie-.
nature and address.
Will Celebrate Anniversary. Mr.
and Mrs. Nicholas Ferkel will tonior-
row celebrate the 57-:i anniversary of
their marriage at their Home in South
Rock Island. Friends of the vener
able couple will be present during
the day to offer congratulations and
best wishes. ''Mrs. ' Ferkel Is a daugh
ter of Colonel George Davenport, and
a sister of Bailey Davenport, and was
married to Mr. Ferkel at St. Louis
March 7, 1852, moviig later to Water
loo, Iowa. Mrs. Ferkel recalls vividly
all the incidents in connection with
her father's murder aG of his life and
dealings with the Indians.
Woman's League Meets. Mrs. Anna
Block at her home on Eleventh street,
South Rock Island, was the hostess t
the, members of the Woman's National
Progressive league yesterday after
noon. The study program was dispen
sed with, the afternoon being devoted
to the reading of a chapter In the book
"Sorrows of Cupid" and important bus
iness. The league will meet March
19 with Mrs. Edgar Owens, Eighteenth
avenue and Fourteenth street.
Entertains for Guest. Mrs. Charles
Zuber at her .home, 2813 Sixth avenue,
entertained a company of ladies yes
terday afternoon'in honor of her guest,
Mrs. Thomas Doland, of LeClaire.
Cinch was played avrour tables with,
the favors going to Mrs. Beck first,
Mrs. William Brongh second, and Mrs.
L. Enright consolation. A nice four
course luncheon was served after the
Celebrate Silver Wedding Anniver-
ward. By request of -property owners sary. Mr. and Mrs. C. Heimann, 1409
of First ward. I Thirty-first .street, entertained 25
Sheriff Kittilsen has appointed for
mer Alderman J. R. Brooks as a deputy,
and seems to have got himself into a
pickle In getting himself out of an
other. It appears that Brooks was in
line for the appointment at the time
Phil Miller was made a deputy, but
the sheriff took betier to Miller, and
through., the latter's energetic efforts
Brooks was crowded out. Now, how
ever, the sheriff has added Brooks- to
the payroll anyway. Tlie appointment
makes the number of deputies exceed
the number authorized by the circuit
court, no order having been issued
since Judge Gest in 1906 entered an
order authorizing the sheriff to name
eight deputies. . lie .now has nine on
the payroll. Sheriff Kittilsen this
morning said he did not intend to keep
Mr. Brooks on duty as a deputy regu
larly, but that, he. had appointed him
because there was considerable work
to be done just now. This is the larg
est force that tha sheriff has had lu
many years. Tbedeputies are Valta
and Arthur Ki.ttllii. Elmer Hec. J
Wigers. It. B Olmsted. O. L. Brun.lr,
Phil Miller. Fted' Sehnert and J. R.
Brooks. - "
BOARD WILL TAKE
PROJECT UP MONDAY
Park Commissioners Will Confer With
Other Bodies on Purchase of
Seventh Ward Tract.
Prepare f oi: East e r
- . v - ("NONE TOO SOON") fc :
Select your pattern and order your new suit before tKe rush is on.
(PAY US LESS AND DRESS BETTER.)
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDIUOL
in charge of Rev. W. G. Oglevee. Bur
ial took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
MAIL BOXES ARE
TO BE REQUIRED
New Order Now in Force Limits City
Delivery to Buildings Having
The recent order of the postofnee de
partment, requiring that letter boxes
be provided in cities as a requisite for
free delivery, has been received here.
and Is now in effect. The order is as
"Hereafter mail shall not be deliv
ered by city letter carriers, except at
residences or offices where suitable
mail receptacles are placed at the
door or entrance. The expense to the
patron Is trifling, while the amount of
time saved the letter carriers, who. now
wait for an answer to the door bell,
would, in the aggregate, represent a
very large sum of money that might
well be spent In giving more frequent
deliveries and collections."
Jt is contrary for the carriers to
place letters under a door, screen, or
blind, without the permission of the
addressee, and there is a penalty, of
10 points imposed on the carrier for a
violation of this rule.
" Accordingly, those who expect to
nave tneir man delivered must, pro
vide a proper receptacle for U.
THE CIGAR OF QUALITY
Hand Made by Union Workmen.
Ask Your Dealer for. Them.
HARTZ & BAHNSEN CO.,
TO PROCEED AGAINST1 .
ALL THE DELINQUENTS
Township Collector John6on to Enforce
the Law in Regard to Real and
Absolutely - f
The only baking powder
made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
Royal does not contain phospnakc add " -(which
is the product of bones digested 4
in sulphuric acid) or alum (which is '
one-third sulphuric acid), unhealthful '
substances , adopted for; other baking
powders because of their cheapness ?
. The park board is to lose no time in
taking up the project of adding a tract
of 23 acres in the Seventh ward to the
park system of the city. The board is
to hold a meeting Monday afternoon,
and at that time the matter will be
taken up with the members of the finance
committee of the city council, the Bluff
Improvement association representa-.
tlves and the committee representing the
Seventh ward property owners, com
posed of City Attorney J. F. Witter.
and former Aldermen A. E. Nelson and
A. G. Anderson. The project has met
with general favor In the seventh
ward, and in fact throughout the en
tire city, and if ways and means of
raising the required amount, $15,000,
for the purchase of the tract can be de
vised, Rock Island will add another
large tract to Its already fine system
of public parks.
Miss Nina hunger Is spending a few
days in Chicago visiting with her sis
ter, MisB Hazel Munger, who Is en
gaged in orchestra work there.
Mr. and Mrs. James O'Connor have
returned home after spending several
weeks visiting in the , south, during
which-they took in tht Mardi Gras at
New Orleans. '
A telegram was received here last
evening from the L. S. McCabe party
which left here for Baltimore on the
eve of the storm, . which occurred in
the east Thursday, saying that the
party had arrived . at its destination
without any serious delay on account
of the storm. . . ' . ,
Township Tax Collector J. B. John
son this morning stated that all per
sonal taxes, whether owed by persons
owning real estate or not, must be paid
by March 20. All persons owing a per
sonal -tax after March - 20 will have
their personal effects levied on to pay
same and all costs accruing thereby.
Heretofore there has been thousands
of dollars uncollected personal taxes
when the books were turned in to the
county treasurer, and the collector has
had to stand the expense of collecting
the same. , This year Mr. Johnson
says he is determined that all of this
heretofore, delinquent personal tax
shall be collected, even if he has to
levy to collect same. - This wilf make
from $5 to $10 extra costs, and he does
not wish to do it unless he has . to.
Following is the law governing same:
"In case any person, company or
corporation shall refuse to pay the
taxes imposed on him or them when
demanded, it shall be the duty of the!
collector to levy the samp, , together !
with the costs and charges that may
accrue by distress and sale of the per-
sonal property of the person, company.
or corporation who ought to pay the
same." - . . I
A written demand has been mailed'
every taxpayer and the law complied
with in every respect.
Have Your Furs Properly
CARED FOR DURING
: THE SUMMER
BY A PRACTICAL FURRIER BENNETT, THE FURRIER, KNOWS '
You need not worry about your Furs If. stored with us.
sure them against damage or loss at nominal charges.
', Funeral of Mrs. Kramer. '
The : funeral - of Mrs. George F.
Kramer, 536 Fifteenth street, will not
be held from, the home as previously
arranged, but will be held at the Ma
sonic temple at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. , The services will be jn
charge ot the Rock Island chapter No.
2C9. O. E, S. Burial will take place
at Chippiannock cemetery.
, ; 7 .Vestermarck. ... . . : '.
The funeral of Dorothy Alice Wit
hemina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nes
P. Ve8terraarck, 3102 Eighteenth ave
nue, was held this afternoon from; the
South Park chapel, tne services being
Furs called for and delivered. Careful, scientific methods. That
accounts for the satisfactory results. We carry the moth-proof bags.
Fur & Glove Store
1619 Second Avenue.
Rock Island, III. X
WILL CALL THE 7 DOCKET
Pending Litigation in County Court to
Be Set for Trial. '.
Judge R. W. Olmsted has requested
that all attorneys interested in litiga
tion pending In the county court, be
present in court at 10 o'clock Monday
afternoon, as at that time he will call
the docket and set the cases for trial,
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