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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY ' NOVEMBER 6, 1909.
IS PAID BY 89
Saloonkeepers Will Demand Is
suance of Certificates for
Next Six Months.
PREVIOUSLY HELD BACK
Several, Is Is Vnderstood, Will Not
Ask for IZenewal of Their
Practically all the saloonkeepers In
. the city .have paid in their license fees
to the city clerk, and Mayor George W.
'McCaskrin, who is out of the city, ex
pects to begin issuing the certificates
Monday morning. Six months ago, at
license time, only a few of those who
vald over their fees were given the
certificates, as the mayor kept most of
them In his office. This time It Is
understood that the saloonkeepers are
going to demand that they be given
the written licenses at once.
Those who have paid their fees )f
$250 for the next six months are the
William Flnk, Ottd Berner, J. D.
Bryant, G. H. Marshall, Peter De Smet,
Tim Lr. .Collins, Dan J. Flynn, Lothar
Harms, Weter Benson, Charles
Thomas, L T. Rice, August Schnert,
Louis Ortea. Joseph DIetz, Victor Van
TIegham, Camiel Wegge, Hector
Dhulster, Ben Johnson, Valentine Del
eenroth, August H. Liitt, A. F. Ran
dolph, C. W. Krueger, Mack Glynn, J.
I A. Bauer John Ainsworth, Harry Li.
Meanor, Arnold Oswald, A. M. Suhler,
J. W. Cavanee, Emil Cabooter, Fred
Martens, Thomas Greehy, C. C. Krud
ger, J. TV. Schwack, Byron Lukens,
McClellan Snyder, H. J. Schwecke,
Henry Dressen, Henry Bonne, H. C.
Luchman, Emil Van Der Ilendey, Wil
liam H. Healey, A. W. Billburg, Kl
mond Verbiest, A. L. Larson, Edward
Thlerman, George Baumann, Henry
Doerring, Fred Lnchman, Andrew O.
Smith. Emil F. Schieberl, Christian
Schatz. . Miles McKinney. Herman
! Banker, August Van Kerrebrock, Ivins
' and Welgnnd, F. W. Jackson, Otto
Patting, Robert Shannon, August
Baele. Max Helf rich, G s Rogtke. Ca
miel Mortier, FredericK De Waelle,
Fred Grams, Louis P. Schroeder,
Henry Welch, Henry Tanghe. Alvis
'Ryckyhem, Alfred Danielson, William
Gotthardt, Claus Jasper, Andrew Schy-
' vens Andrew Brady, A. C. Hanson,
William Gottsch, Henry Kale, Albert
Gregg, H. Riegel & Co.. Frea Schmidt.
S. McMahon, Jor-eph Parker, Peter P.
Siemon, Ernest Locffler, Henry Gels
Ier, Seldlltz & Volger, C. A. Cruinptoa,
John Groga, New Harper Hotel com
pany. Some Will ot Renew.
The following saloonkeepers had
licenses last term, but as yet they have
not applied for renewals, and it is un
derstood that at least two of them will
not ask for licenses:
Simon Lewl3. August Geiger, Georgo
Banker, Dan Drost. Georgo Weinber
ger, Edward Van Den Ilendey.
Mayor Will Give Orders.
Mayor McCas'rrin stated last eve
lug that when he began renewing the
saloon licenses next week he propos
ed Issuing written instructions to
Ealoonkeepers that would remedy the
conditions complrined of just now.
County Court Law Term.
The November or common law term
In the .county court opens next Mon
What we are mak
ing for other good
dressers we can
make for you.
ILLINOIS THEATER 8UILD1N0.
day afternoon, and a docket of crim
leal and common law cases will le
taken up and disposed of. The first
case set for hearing Is that of Frank
Fitch, who is charged with bastardy
ALDERMAN CARSE IS
VICTIM OF A THIEF
Refrigerator Rifled of Supply of Good
Things He Had Just Received
from the Country.
Alderman John W. Carse was the
victim of a sneak thief of the meanest
variety last night. The alderman had
brought in from the country some
choice country products such as but
ter and bacon and eggs, and ihls morn
ing ne awoke with a ravenous appetite
for a breakfast of bacon and eggs.
Imagine his disappointment when his
wife discovered that some one had vis
ited the refrigerator, which is located
on the back. porch, and taken all the
TO HEAR CRIMINAL
CASES COMING WEEK
John W. Hawes, Indicted for Mur
der, , Is the First on State's
The criminal trial list for the Sep
tember term of the circuit court ha3
been erranged by State's Attorney l..
M. Magill and the prosecutions will
commence next week. The case of
John W. Hawes, who is under indict
ment on the charge of murder, will be
the first taken up. It will be remem
bered that Hawes shot and killed
Peter De Gols in a quarrel Sept. 19.
His arrest followed and the last grand
jury returned a bill against him.
"H ' " 1 11,11
T. D. White is in Chicago.
Mrs. Robert Wagner left this morn
ing for a visit in Chicago.
Mayor G. W. McCasUrin left last
night for Chicago for a few days' stay.
Mrs. S. A. LaVanway and sister.
Miss Fmma Behrens, departed today
for a visit of several days in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Westerbeck of
Spokane, Wash., arrived this morning
for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. F. Winkler.
Captain John Streckfus and his sons,
Joe and Roy, have returned from Du
buque, where they have been visiting
for several days.
Mrs. Lovlridge and Miss Sharer,
both of Alexis, 111., are visiting the
former's daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hart,
1010 Twenty-first street.
Mrs. E. R. Ayers of San Francisco
is stopping at the New Harper. Mrs.
Ayers, who is a daughter of General
Redman, who was formerly command
ant at the Rock Island arsenal, is hero
cn btisiness concerning the disposal of
Eome land on the Twelfth street road,
south of the cemetery.
Rabbi W. H. Fineshriber of Temple
Emanuel left today for New York CUy
to attend the national rabbinical con
ference to be held there the cominj
week. In his address at the temple
last evening Rabbi Fineshriber told
the work that was before the confer
ence and of its Import to the people
of his faith.
LOSES BEARD IN CHINA
Former Vice President Has Spinach
Cropped and Is Now Almost
Washington, Nov. C. Americans in
China have written here the most as
tounding news about Charles W. Fair
banks, formerly vice president, who Is
now making a world tour. It is said
that Mr. Fairbanks has shaved oil his
beard, which is so familiar all over
the United States, and in many in
stances American travelers who have
known him well have failed to recog
nize nim. That Fairbanks beard has
been 5n evidence since some time in
the 'SCs and so carefully has it been
kept that the beard that attracted ad
miration in 1892 was exactly the same
shape and the same color In March,
1909, when Mr. Fairbanks handed over
the senate gavel to Vice President
CAR SHORTAGE GROWING
Fortnightly Statement Shows an In
creaso of SO Per Cent.
Chicago, 111.. Nov. 6. The fort
nightly statement of the America
"There is an increase of 56 per
cent In the car shortage, which is a
total of 36,646 cars. The surplus,
however, shows a decrease of only
i,081 cars, leaving 30,896. The sur
plus Is principally in the northwest."
To Consecrate Font."
At the morning service tomorrow it
Grace English Lutheran church, an oak
baptismal font, erected by the con
gregation to the memory of Oscar Paul
Esbjorn, M, D., will be consecrated.
Trial of Joseph.
A change of venue from Justice T.
II. CItland's court to Justice W. II.
Echroeder's court was taken in the
caso of Charles Peters against John
Joseph on the charge of embezzle
ment. The case is being heard th3
Business Changes Hands.
A change has taken place this week
i one' of the business houses of Port
Eyron. Fred S. Moody has sold an in
terest In his grocery to Dr. O. S.
Driile7 and the stock in the store is
being invoiced. Tbs new firm will be
knswn as Moody & LOoy.
INJURES A CITY
Illustration is Had in Good Be
suits that Have Followed Re
formation in Davenport. .
RIFFRAFF IS DUMPED HERE
Rock Island Today Menaced by the
Dive Saloon, the Street Walker,
Gambler and Thug.
The cry went up when Davenport
purged itself of evil elements a few
months ago that the city had been
dealt an irreparable blow. One
gambler publicly predicted that grass
would be sprouting through the pav
ing of Brady street by spring. Iowa
has a mulct law that is in operation
pretty generally over the state In reg
ulating the liquor traffic. Davenport
fought the mulct for years, but finally
has submitted. The saloon there, as
here, however, was not so much the
offender to the good people as Its
kindred evils, the street walker, the
gambler and the crook. Hundreds of
these infested the city. They had
held sway for generations. They had
become so strongly entrenched that
they were accepted as a recognized
part of the community. They came
forth at night in the beer-garden
dance halls, a number of which were
flourishing in the heart of the city.
There was music and drink and rev
elry. It continued through the night.
The keys were thrown away. Young
girls and young boys, lured by the
lights and the music and the free
dom, were ruined. The city was
known from coast to coast among
commercial travelers as one cf the
most "wide open" cities in the United
States. And concededly It was.
"o Attention to Protests.
Spasmodic protests were made, but
no attention was paid to them. The
invariable answer of the authorities
was that the city was big; it had to
have the bad with the good; that to
close the dance hall and the disorder
ly saloon and the gambling room
would mean the loss to the city of
several hundred "good fellows" who
spent their money freely, and that
practically, it would amount to the
confiscation of properties that had
been occupied so long by these lines
of traffic that they were marked and
could never be brought up to the
point of respectability where a mer
chant would be safe in leasing or pur
chasing them. It would mean, in
other words, a depreciation of any
where from 25 to 50 per cent in bus
iness property In that section which
would be most affected by the de
Criminal Element Grown Bolder. .
This presentation of the case was
so religiously adhered to by succeed
ing administrations that the people
were beginning to accept its plaus
ibility. Thus the protests from the
pulpits and from other sources grew
less frequent and the criminal ele
ment grew bolder. The history of
every misgoverned city In the United
States upon which the light of pub
licity has been turned has shown the
same result. There could be in Dav
enport, as elrewhere. but one conse
quence the disorderly dance hall,
the den saloon, the gambling room,
had to go.
And they all have gone, together
with the street walker and her "best
friend." The last session of the Iowa
legislature passed an enactment that
made it compulsory for municipal
and county authorities to enforce the
(laws governing these evils. The lo
cal official had no alternative.
Liable to Impenebment.
Refusal to observe laid him liable
to impeachment by the voice of any
citizen who might choose to take t.ne
initiative. And there were plenty
men and women In Davenport; they
were not cranks: they were men and
women who knew whither their city
was drifting; there were plenty of
these men and women who Btood ready
to assert their prerogatives under Ihe
new legislative enactment. It slwiid
be said to the credit of the oflclals
of Davenport that they lost no time
In performing their duty to the full
So the riffraff has gone from Dav
enport; the low dance hall has dis
appeared: so have the den saloon and
the gambling room and Rock is
land has a whole lot of them. There
was no particular furore across the
river. The city still survives. Tho
promised deterioration in property
has not yet manifested itself. On the
contrary, Davenport today is present
ing a better front than it has in 20
New nnntnen Hounea Rlalnar.
Where the dens stood new business
houses are rising like a rose bloom
ing in the desert. There is noticeable
a broadening tone of cleanliness, a
harmony of purpose among the own
ers of business property and the mer
chants generally to do things In the
way of Improvement and develop
ment. If you feel Interested, take a
trip over to our neighboring city and
walk leisurely through the main bus
iness streets, beginning at the Rock
Island bridge approach, and what yon
will see will tell the story. Where
there were hovels and colored lights,
and foul-smelling "red hot carts."
and noisy saloons, there are already
some new. buildings, new lights and
an air of safety where before ir was
dangerous, on account of the phalanx
of crooks and street workers . that
Qne was obliged to pass,
Analogous Situation Here. . -
Rock Island's situation of the pres
ent is analogous to that of Daven
port before the reformation took
place, minus the ' disorderly dance
halls. These were suppressed under
the administration of Mayor, II. ..C.
Echaffer and their reestablish inerit
baa navor haan attempted.' Rock. Is
land has the vicious saloon, the
gambling room, the Btreet walker and
all the riffraff that accompany these
evils. Seemingly they have a free
hand. Rock Island today stands in
danger of gaining a reputation equal
ly as bad as Davenport had in its
"wide open" days. The same argu
ment Is heard here as was' heard In
Davenport when tho people arose
and demanded a cleaning up. Dav
enport has proved the weakness of
this cry. ' A moral cleaning here will
give the same answer.'
Keepers of these gambling and sa
loon joints in Rock Island have grown
so bold and defiant that they give I
no heed to the members of the police
department. ' The latter are nothing
more than walking dummies in the
eyes of the offenders. They have
made admissions of their helpless
ness. The crooks are in controls
Nightly So loon Fljthfs.
There are nightly fights in the dis
orderly saloons, the majority of them
caused over women. If the granite
statue of Black Hawk in Spencer
square could talk. It would reveal a
story of almost nightly fights at
Twentieth street and Third avenue.
One occurred - last night. It was
over a street walker. So far
as known . no ' arrests are made ' in
these cases. Thursday night a citi
zen from a neighboring town was
lured into one of these bell hole sa
loons and robbed of $100. A woman
was at the bottom of it. She got the
stranger to her room above the sa-
16on. There he met her "friend."
The latter, a male, got tA' money, ac
cording to the story the Vi. im told
Another night this week a Daven
port man, employed in a livery stable
at a salary of $40 per month, left
his wife and babies in the morning
after drawing his pay ostensibly to
settle the grocery and meat bills.
He came to Rock Island Instead and
went to a gambling den on Twentieth
street. His wife followed him and
found him at the place. She begged
him to return home with her.
Loses Money; Beats Wife.
He left the den with her, and when
he got her on a dark street he beat
her for her Interference. Two citi
zens stopped him before he injured
the woman. His money was gone
the vultures had gotten it. These
vultures are still laying in wait night
ly for other victims. There was a
time when a man could occasionally
get a square deal in a gambling
house. Then boys or drunkards were
not allowed to play. But there is
a different stripe of gambler Of
course there may be a few excep
tions holding forth in Rock Island
today. He is after the money. It
makes no difference to him how he
gets it or from whom he gets it.
Rock Island has the tin horn gam-j
bier and the cut-throat gambler; the
fellow who would slug you In a dark
alley if he thought you had a good
dollar on you.
Pro fennlon al Stall Workers
The street walker who Infests Rock
Island today is a professional. She
works with the saloon keeper who
furnishes her accommodations; gives
her a stall where she can ply her
traffic. She goes into the streets for
her victims. And she generally gets
t am. She has an assistant at ready
call. He lives off the pickings of her
vicious traffic. Sometimes, when oth
er ruses will not work, he becomes
the "injured" husband. It is use
less for the victim to complain. In
most cases he does not. But when
he does he is frightened by the pos
sibility of publicity. .
Rock Island can grow and prosper
without the being known as a "wide
open" city. It may well take its
lesson from near home Davenport.
Moline has never gone to the depths
that Rock Island has. It Is prosper
ing and going ahead.
There must be a stop here. The
longer it is delayed the more damage
will be done.
TO BE INTERURBAN
Those Interested in Une to West Knd
Will Gather at Buffalo Prairie
This evening there will be a meeting
of all the representatives of all those
directly interested in the building of
the proposed lnterurban line from this
city to the lower end of the county, at
the Buffalo Prairie hall. If the people
along the line show sufficient interest,
the promoters say the project is sure
to be a go. Engineers this week went
over the route from this city southjn Hasson who had I his knee , per
west ,'for the purpose of making pre
liminary estimates of the cost, cash
for this purpose having been raised
largely among the land owners of the
lower end of the county.
GO SOUTH, WILSON'S
ADVICE TO FARMER
Durham, N. C. Nov. 6." The
place for the farmer now Is In the
south, where the soil is friendly to
nearly every product of the country,"
declared Secretary . of Agriculture
Wilson yesterday in an address be
fore the National Farmers congress.
Secretary Wilson said he had noth
ing against education in schools and
colleges of the country, but that their
tendency had been to educate away
from the farms Instead of towards
them. He expressed his sympathy
with the man who proposed, an agri
cultural school for every county
whether that school be an actual in
stitution or- merely a. place where
farmers met and discussed farming.
. Secretary Wilson boasted cf the
freedom o his department from pol
itics. He declared that of the 11,000
men under him he did net know the
politics of tl cf them.
C00.1 lunch-tonight at Al Gregg,
1521 Second avenue. ' " ' "
GIRL IS KILLED
IN AN ELEVATOR
Miss Rose Nelson, 16, Meets
; Horrible Fate in a Moline
HEAD CRUSHED TO A PULP
Caught by Moving Carriage, Which
Opens Automatically, While at
Miss Rose Nelson, 16 years of age,
met a horrible fate at the candy fa
tory of A. G. Abraham & Co.' in Moline
this morning, while at her work, her
head leing caught between the ele
vator and the floor landing and
crushed to a pulp.
The girl has been employed at the
factory Just a month. She was on the
secoui flor this morning and had oc
casion to use paper bags In her work.
Stepping to the elevator shaft, she
called to Andrew Peterson, assistant
shipping clerk, to send some bags up
to her. Ke made several attempts o
throw them up the shaft to her. Fail
ing in this, he told the girl that he
would send them up on the elevator
which was going up to the third floor.
CauKbt by Moving Elevator.
The shaft to the elevator, which is
vsed for freight only. Is protected with
automatic gates which rise and fall as
the elevator passes a floor. The pack
age of paper sacks was put on the
elevator and the carriage was sent up.
It Is thought that the girl raised the
gates and tried to pull the package off
without stopping the elevator and s
it was passing and the gates were
brought down, she was caught
carried to the upper floor.
Renzlll Dlerks, who was working on
the third floor, stepped over to the
elevator to unload it, and he was the
first to learn of the tragedy. He could
only see the crushed head of the girl
between the elevator and the floor.
He called to another man and the two
of th-?m pulled the cable and the body
of th3 girl fell to the basement. The
head of the girl had been crushed to
Inquiry by Coroner.
The bedy was taken to the Rose
undertaking rooms. An inquest was
conducted this afternoon.
Miss Nelson was the daughter of
Gust Nelson, who Is employed at the
Rock Island arsenal and resides on a
farm on Black Hawk road, near Pros
pect park. The girl had lived in Mo
line all of her life. Those who survive
are her father, two brothers and four
WOULD HAVE KILLED
Mrs. Emnm Graham Makes Serious
Allegations in Suit for
Charging non-support, drunkenness
and cruelty, - Mrs. Emma Graham of
Moline yesterday filed In the circuit
court a bill for divorce from her hus
band, Charles Graham. Mrs. Graham
does not seek alimony, but desires the
right lo resume her maiden name of
Emma Foster, and wants the custody
of three children, aged 17, 15 and 13
She cites In the bill that they were
married April 9, 1892, in Monmouth,
and that they separated Jan. 10 of this
year. Since the separation Mrs. Gra
ham has been supporting herself, work
ing at a restaurant, and the children
have teen cared for in the home of
her parents in Monmouth.
She alleges that on Dec. 27, 1908,
her husband beat, struck and choked
her, and that he would probably have
killed her had It not been for inter
ference by neighbors. It is alleged
that on Nov. 25, 1908, he beat, struck
and kicked her, and on many other
occasions attacked her.
HASS0N SUIT IS SETTLED
Burlington Pays 93,000 for an Acci
dent That Occurred In 1000.
Attorney W. R. Moore of Moline
this afternoon received a check for
3,000 from the Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy railroad in settlement of
the claim against the company of
inanently injured in an accident in
February, 1906.' , Mr. Hasson was
employed by the Deere &" Mansur
company. While unloading a car, a
string of cars was kicked against the
car in which he was working by' a
Burlington locomotive, causing the
injury. A' Jury In the circuit court
gave hi ma verdict of $5,000.' The I
railroad company appealed. The ap- I v-i
pellate court reversed and ramanded.
Then the company made the propo
sition to settle for ?3,000, and it was
accepted. . . -"
Mrs. Caroline Taylor.
Mrs. Caroline Heflin Taylor passsd
away lest evening at C:30 at the horns
of her son, R. H. Taylor, 1002 Second
avenue. Mrs. Taylor had been ailing
two years with Bright's disease and
her death, although sudden, was not
unexpected. In August Mrs. Taylor
came here from her home In Galesburg
and at that time was in unusually
good health. Last Saturday sh-i ba
came 111 and since had been failinT
Deceased was born Feb. 25, 1837. on
a farm near Galesburg. and mo3t of
fcer lira was spent there and In Gales
burg. She received her education '.t
Lombard calcic in tint city. On Dec.
8. 1S53, Ehe was married to Charles
Wesley Taylor at Galesburfi:. . Mra.
li ilrT li ' l )
'The Ambitious Man.''
makes the money easy to get and
easy to repay. Let us tell you
about it, If you need money. Glad to talk it over with you in our
private office; whether you borrow or not. A square deal, the low
est rates and entire privacy. - Amounts from $10 upwards. No loan,
no charge, but if we make you a loan we furnish a written con
tract, showing all that has been agreed upon. Anything fairer?
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
Phone West 514.
Sevr Phone 6011.
Taylor, although not a member of any
church, was of the Unlversallst faith.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by three
children and two brothers, her husband
having died 18 years ago. Those who
survive are her children, Mrs. Olive T.
Duke and Mrs. Glenn M. Cowan, Gales
burg, and R. H. Taylor of this city,
and two brothers, Alex Heflin, Rio, 111-,
and Martin Heflin, Quincy.
Private funeral services were held
at 10 o'clock this morning at the home
of Mr. Taylor. Dr. Hedley Hall, pastor
of the Church of Today, conducted the
services. The remains were taken 'o
Galesburg at 2:40 this afternoon. The
funeral will be held from the home
of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. . Duke, In
that ilty, Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock. Burial will be at the Fuller
cemetery near Galesburg.
FOOTBALL; ANKLE BROKEN
J. K. Keidy Has Unfortunate Mishap
at His Home This Afternoon.
J. E. Reldy, while playing football
with his little sons on the lawn of
his home on Fifth avenue this after
noon, had the misfortune to turn the
ankle of his right foot, fracturing
the bone. A physician was called to
give him attention. The injury will
lay Mr. Reidy up for a few weeks.
Will Refund Money.
Blacking stoves is hard, disagreeable
work, and we believe our readers have
been greatly interested In the adver
tisements of Black Silk Stove Polish
appearing in this paper. Because -this
polish does not rub off or dust oft a
6tove remains bright four times as louj
as is possible with the ordinary stove
polish. Just think what this means to
the housewife In labor saved. You
take no chances In buying Black Silk
Stove Polish. The manufacturer
states If you do not find it the best
polish yon ever used, the dealer Is
authorized to refund your money.
That's a fair proposition. Isn't It? A
first class article and honest methods
have built up a large business for the
manufacturers of this polish. Bett?r
give Black Silk Stove Polish a trial.
Forced Into Exile.
Wm. Upchurch of Glen Oak, Okla.,
was an exile from home. Mountain
air, he thought, would cure a frightful
lung racking cough that had defied ail
remedies for two years. After six
months he returned, death dogging hl3
steps. "Then I began to use Dr. King'3
New Discovery," he writes, "and after
taking six bottles I am as well as
ever." It saves thousands yearly from
desperate lung diseases. Infallible for
Coughs and Colds, it dispels Hoarse
ness and Sore Throat. Cures Grip,
Bronchitis, Hemorrhages. Asthma,
Croup, Whooping Cough. 50c and f 1.00
trial bottle free, guaranteed by all
We Are Headqurters for
Pyrography and Pierced Brass
The popularity of pyrosrapLy continues unabated, the groat va
riety cf new and useful articles, artlsticall stamped on wood,
coupled with carving, Jewellnr; and tenslling tends to make the
work doubly fascinating. Good "burning outfits" as low as 9S cents.
Gas pencils only 25 cents.
The Art of Brass Piercing
Crafting on metal is the latest fad and 'promises to be fully as
popular as pyrography. All soits of useful articles come ready
stamped for the work.
Why not start your interest row and bo ready to make beautiful
gifts for Christmas. ,
An experienced Instructor has been secured to give le.sons" In
both arts and will be at our store all day Saturday until further
nctice. ' '
A. W. Crampton, Rock Island
1719 Second Avenue.
If r-' ti- hi ' ' "' - - ' " - T 1 m n 4
Once there was a Man who was 1
very Ambitious. "I will Aim '
High." said he. "and then 1 will ,
surely Arrive Somewhere." Tbua
when it came to paying his fcllla
promptly, he often borrowed th
money and made Good rather
than have any one mistrust him. .
His word was said to be as Good
as a bond and his Fellow Citizens
were glad to be called his friends.
MORAL: Nothing succeeds
like success. For years we have'
been loaning money to honest
people on a modern system that
Room 403 Best Iluildlng.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
TWO HELD UP BY
NEGRO; GETS S44
Nervy Job at the Burlington,
Station in Clinton Early 1
MEN COVERED WITH GUN -
Forced to Walk Ties For Half Mller
Ahead of Bandit, and Then
. A oig burly negro, armed with two'
45 Colt revolvers and a hatchet, held'7"''
up the night operator and baggageman i "'
at the Burlington depot at Clinton this '
morning at 1 o'clock. The two mtP- '
were sitting in the operators room
when the negro entered. It was lm-''1'
possible for them to defend themselves.' '
Goes Tbronitb Porkrt. c '
Covering the men with one of hi ' '
guns, he broke open the money drawer ' "
with a hatchet. The money rolled out ;-.
onto the floor and the two men were(" ,
compelled to pick it all up and put itj ... ..
When this task was finished, the' .
holduD man went through the men'j
pockefs and secured $1 in. cash from
the baggageman. He secured $40 from'
the cash drawer. The two railroad ' '
men were forced to walk the ties for a
half-mile and were then sent back 'o
the depot. The negro made good his
PRISON WARDEN IS '
HERE AFTER REED
Young Man Who Violated Parole I
Returned to Fort Madi- 1
A. E. Stevenson, deputy warden off.,,-,,
the Iowa state penitentiary at Fort,,.!
Madison, arrived in the city today and j
took charge of Charles Reed, the pri&-a u
oner who violated his parole by leav-, r
Ing the state. Extradition papers were
secured and were recognized by th3,i
state authorities at Springfield and the;j ,
deputy warden will take Reed back to. A
the prison, where he has nearly a year)) r'0
to serve. He was convicted of burg- t,.,
Iary and given a term of five years.
Licensed to Wed. ' f
Fred J. Schmale Davenport 1
Miss Bertha O. C. Rogers. .Davenport "
Aaron M .Ballentlne Molino " ' '
Miss Anna M. Witte Thornburjl " :
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