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THE ROCK ISLAND "ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1910. 1
NEW PLANT HERE
TO MAKE MOWERS
Lorenson Manufacturing Com
pany Secures Site in West
Part of the City.
Capt. McDonald is to
f WILL EMPLOY FIFTY MEN
Concern to Have Capitalization of
$55,000 New Foundry to be
Rock Island has acquired a new fac
tory that gives promise of meaning
much to the future industrial develop
ment of the community. It is the
Lorenson Manufacturing company,
which is to build a patent field mower.
aa improvement on present machines
on the market.
The company is to have a capitaliza
tion of $55,000 and will begin manu
facturing as soon as it can get its plant
equipped. A lease for & long term of
years has been taken on the building
at the corner of Third avenue and
Fourth street, formerly occupied by
the Peaslee Shoe company factory.
Fifty men will be given employment
at the start, and this force will be
I gradually increased as the machines
lare marketed. The officers of the
President Carl Lorenson.
Vice president Frank Juhl.
Secretary John Lorenson.
Treasurer A. N". Nelson.
Btaay Unsolicited Order.
All of the officers are residents of
Davenport. Carl Lorenson is the in
'. ventor of the new mower, or, in other
words, of the attachments that make
it an improvement of competitive ma-
cnines. For the past three years he
! has been manufacturing the mower on
a small scale in a shop in Davenport.
Its practicability has been proven and
; its marketability is shown in the fact
that Mr. Lorenson. has orders for sev
! eral hundred of the mowers from dif
j ferent parts of the country, all coming
to him unsolicited. Mr. Lorenson was
' induced to locate in Rock Island be
cause of its superior advantages in
' shipping facilities and convenience of
! site. He had the cooperation of the
' Rock Island Industrial commission in
securing his location, etc., although ho
did not ask or receive any financial as
sistance from the commission. How
ever, there still remain 144 shares of
the company stock to be disposed of,
; and Mr. Lorenson is desirous that It
'be taken by local people. Large
blocks of the stock have already been
subscribed in the tri-cities. "W". C. Jen
nings, 1016 Fourth avenue. Rock Isl
and, is in charge of the sale of the
To Build Foundry.
Adjoining the building on Fourth
street a foundry of dimensions 40x60
is to be erected at once, a permit to
be asked of the city council at its
meeting Monday evening.
' "I have perfected a mower that I am
satisfied will be a big winner," Mr.
Lorenson said. "I am a practical me
chanic, and I have devoted years to
the machine. It is simple and durable
and has many advantages over ma
chines now on the market. It sells It
self. It needs no salesmanship argu
ment. The retail price will be about
$55. The world is our market, and I
do not doubt that within a few years
we will be operating a factory whose
magnlture will be an eye-opener to
those who are observing our initial
FilURDER i .1 A Y END
Charles De Winter Drives Carv
ing Knife Twice Into Wife's
Body in Moline.
THEN TURNS ON ADMIRER
Planned to Kill Both and Then 8ui-
cide by Hanging Woman flll
Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. (Spe
cial.) President Taft will send the
name of the Rock Island postmaster
to the senate about Feb. 1. Indica
tions are that H. A. J. McDonald will
be reappointed. .There are no other
applicants. Many letters have been
received from democrats as well as re
publicans endorsing the present post
master. Postmaster McDonald's reappoint
ment has been conceded for sometime,
the consensus of opinion being that he
is entitled to it from a political stand
point as well as in recognition of pub
lic services, and would prove advan
tageous in view of the improvements
to be made in the postoflice wlih which
he is familiar. Ke has made a capable
postmaster, and inasmuch as the office
is to remain in the hands of a repub
lican, there has been no reason to think
that Congressman McKinney would
name anyone else. '
STERLING PUTS LID
ON IMMORAL SHOWS
Mayor- Witnesses Performance
"Gay Morning Glories" and
Sterling Gazette: Mayor A. R. Hen
dricks this morning instructed his po
lice to cause the curtain to be lowered
on the next show that appears at the
Academy of Music that is in any way
immoral, or suggestive of immorality.
The mayor sJso informed Manager W.
F. Lipp of the Academy of Music that
he had given the above instructions
to his police. Mr. Lipp told the mayor
that he would instruct the stage man
agers to comply with any order Issued
by the police, and cause the curtain
to be run down on the performance if
the police objected. According to the
orders issued by the mayor, the Ster
ling police are to be the censors of all
shows that appear here.
Mayor A. R. Hendricks was present
at the appearance of the "Gay Morn
ing Glories" last night, so were 500
other men. The mayor, however, at
tended the show in his official capa
city, and for the purpose of investigat
ing the rumors that had been current
in regard to the moral character of the
The mayor remained at the perform
ance about 15 minutes, and that was
sufficient for him to determine that a
censorship was necessary on shows
of that kind and character. It appears
that what was supposed to be jokes
were of such . a nature that it would
not be tolerated in print, and some
jokes . were sprung that would cause
lots of trouble to a newspaper if they
were printed and sent through the
Mr. Lipp informed the mayor that
there was more money in shows of
the "Gay Morning Glories" class than
the high class attractions. About 500
men witnessed the performance last
night also some boys. These men
did not go for the purpose of making
a report on the same to city officials,
neither did they go for the purpose
of reporting the merits of the show
to their families.
ELECT AND FEAST
W. Ruck. Rock Island, Chosen
President of Tri-City Lodge
"I was never able to use
my real ability to advantage
until I learned to distinguish
between what was good and
what was bad for me to eat
and drink leaving the bad
alone and using the good.
question of what
Forty members of tri-city lodge of
the International Brotherhood of Elec
trical Workers elected officers and
banqueted at Rock Island Turner hall
last evening. Edward Love conducted
the ceremonies of installation, the of
ficers chosen for the year being sis
President E. W. Ruck, Rook island.
Vice president Carl Clough, Rock
Financial secretary J. C. Meade,
Recording secretary William Stad
Foreman George Ruck, Rock Island.
Chief steward C. A. Pierson, Dav
Trustees C. A. Pierson, Davenport;
Lester Chrisman, Davenport.
Inspector Ralph Thomas, Daven
port. The feast followed the election.
Tnere were a number of toasts hap
pily responded to, all of which had
reference to the encouraging outlook
for the trade in this vicinity.
Jealous of another's attentions to
his wife, Charles, De Winter of Mo
line yesterday determined on a dou
ble murder and suicide but his plans
miscarried, although his spouse lies
at the point of oeath in the city hos
pital from knife wounds inflicted by
her husband in a murderous assault
committed at their boarding place.
De Winter, on a charge of assault
with intent to commit murder, is
held a prisoner in jail in default of
$5,000 security. The physicians are
doubtful of the woman's recovery.
De Winter arrived in Moline five
months ago and secured employment
as a laborer with the Moline Plow
company. Two months later he sent
for his young wife to join him. They
boarded at 709 Seventeenth avenue.
Triphon Heye, also a laborer at the
plow company, was a boarder at the
same place. Heye is unmarried. De
Winter noticed an unusual friendli
ness between his wife and Heye. He
constantly reproached his wife for
her conduct, but she insisted thai
there was nothing wrong in her ac
tions with Heye. De Winter made
- Thinks Injury a Rase.
A few days ago Heye sprained an
ankle at his work and was obliged to
remain at his boarding place. De Win
severely injured as he Dretended to be i I
and that he was using his accident as j
a ruse to be close to Mrs. De Winter !
during the absence of her husband at j
his work. So De Winter laid off to i
be on the scene if there was any at- 1
tempt at clandestine love-making.
Thursday night, after witnessing;
demonstrations that he claimed con
vinced him that his wife no longer :
cared for him, De Winter declared
that she would not live to see another :
day; that he proposed killing her and j
Heye and then hanging himself. De !
Winter returned to his boarding place I
yesterday afternoon between 3 and 4
o'clock and ordered his wife to prepare
a lunch for him. She did so.
Stab Her Twice.
As he sat at the table, and while her
back was turned, he attached her with
a 12-mch carving Knire, ourying me
blade twice in her body, once in the
left side of the cheek and neck and
again in the lower part of the abdo
men. Heye and other boarders were
in an adjoining room, and Mrs. De
Winter, bleeding from her wounds, ran
towards them for protection. Heye
seized De Winter, and they engaged
in a fierce struggle for over half an
hour, during which the enraged man
sought to bury the weapon into Heye's
body. In this he failed, and, instead,
during the tussle, the blade was run
entirely through the fleshy part of his
Throw Knife Amy.
De Winter, still
We take this means of announcing to our patrons and the public generally that we have pur
chased from Louis Funkenstein the entire remaining stock of
The R. I. Suit and Skirt Co.,
consisting of Suits, Coats, Skirts, Dress Goods, trimmings, etc. We were able to secure this
stock at a remarkably low figure and it is our intention to let the public share in our" for
tunate purchase. We are now moving and arranging the stock in our new daylight store
and Monday morning we will place on sale some of the most sensational suit ,coat, skirt and
dress goods bargains ever offered in the tri-cities. Be on hand early Monday, morning and
get first choice.
1613-1615 2d Ave.
bloody weapon, ran from the house
and towards the business section cf
the city. He threw the knife into a
snow drift, where it was afterwards
found by the police. He was arrested
at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
rived here last evening. The remains
will be shipped to Peoria tomorrow
morning over the Rock Island road,
and burial will take place there tomor
Mn. Sarah Mayer.
Mrs. Sarah Mayer passed away ul
3:40 this morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Sol Levi, 1230 Second
avenue, after an illness of heart
trouble lasting since the first of No
vember. Deceased was born in Ger
many Aug. 28, 1840, and came to the
United States with her parents In hsr
childhood. The family resided in Caa-
clinging to the ton. 111., for a number of years and
"There's a Reason"
Postum Cereal Company. Ltd,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Lee Davis of Chicago is visiting with
J. T. Stafford returned this morning
from the west.
James Montgomery has returned
from New York.
Albert W. Ehleb has gone to Chi
cago for a brief visit.
Mrs. Amanda Reynolds has gone to
Elsinore and Los Angeles for an ex
Mrs. J. J. Tubbs of Omaha has re
turned to her home In Omaha after
visiting in Rock Island and Silvis.
John Sherman, president of the De
troit Vapor Stove company. Is spend
ing Sunday with his cousin, Mrs.
Harry Van Duzer, on his way home
from Kansas City, Mo.
Morning Star Frozen In River.
The Morning Star, which is expected
to be added to the Carnival City
Packet company's list of steamers, is
reported frozen in the Ohio river. An
ice gorge has formed and the boat is
rendered helpless. It is believed that
much damage will be done when the
ice moves out and the boat may be
W.F. FREEMAN DIES
Never Regained Consciousness
After Apopletic Stroke of
END COMES AT HOSPITAL
Long-time Burlington Employe to Be
Buried at His Old Home in
Walter F. Freeman died this morn
ing at 3:15 at St. Anthony's hospital
as the result of an apopletic stroke.
Mr. Freeman was stricken at 10 o'clock
Thursday night while walking from
the Rock Island Club, where he had
spent the evening, to his room at the
Rock Island house.
He was found unconscious on the
walk in front of-the hotel and was
carried to his room. Physicians were
summoned and after working over him
for several hours he was removed to
the hospital. He never regained con
sciousness. Mr. Freeman had been
stricken some time ago and had never
recovered his full strength.
Native of Peoria.
Deceased was born in Peoria 53
years ago and later moved to Burling
ton with his parents. After receiving
an education in the schools of that
city he went west and took a position
in the claims department of the Union
Pacific road, with headquarters at Og
den, Utah. In 18S1 he came to Rock
Island and became connected with the
Burlington road as claim clerk. He
was made chief clerk and several years
later he was transferred to Davenport
as local freight agent He served in
that capacity for three years and then
was promoted to commercial agent.
He retired from the Burlington In 1902.
He served for a few years as clerk at
the Rock Island Club. He retired from
active work after suffering his first
stroke of apoplexy.
Bar la 1 Tomorrow at Old Home.
, He is survived by a sister, Mrs. W.
P. Goldthwaite of Burlington, who ar- J
later in Chicago. After the death of
her husband. 22 years ago, Mrs. Mayer
came to Rock Island and since that
time had made her home with her
daughter. Mrs. Mayer Is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Mollie Mayer,
Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Sol Levi,' Rock
Island, and Miss Ida Mayer, Chicago.
The family requests that flowers be
The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning from the home of Mrs. Levi.
The services will be conducted by
Rabbi W. H. Fineshrlber. The re
mains will be taken to Chicago to
morrow noon for burial.
Sixty Apply for Membership
from Rock Island and Sur
pleases, and his parents have no con
trol over him. Judge Olmsted ordered
him committed to he St. Charles
school for boys.
The charge against the younger lad
was dismissed, as it was believed he
was not beyond the stage where he
can be taken care of by his parents.
$10,000 FOR A LIFE
Burlington. Road Sued by Ad
ministrator of Estate of ..
MEETING TO CONSIDER
Amos Pettibone, Illustrious Deputy
for Illinois, Confers With Local
3Iembers of Fraternity.
Suspended During Storm Period,
Small Towns Suffer Shortage '
Train No. 98, a local freight on the
Milwaukee running from Davenport to
Savanna, which had been cancelled
since Jan. 3, was put back in service
today. The other local freights also
resumed their runs today. The heavy
storms and cold weather during the
first few days of the year made the
local freight runs an impossibility for
the Milwaukee and some of the other
roads. The engines would freeze and
a great amount of trouble was experi
enced. For that reason the local
freights were cancelled and all atten
tion was turned to the through freights
from the southwest and to the pas
senger service. .
Because train 98 did not make its
regular run several of the smaller
towns along the line were left without
their usual 6upply of provisions and
the situation had become serious.
Pure in the
A meeting of Masons from Rock Isl
and, Moline, Aledo and Geneseo lodges
was held last evening at the local Ma
sonic temple. Amos Pettibone of Chi
cago, illustrious deputy for Illinois
Scottish Rite Masons, was present for
the purpose of ascertaining the wishes
of the members in regard to establish
ing a lodge of perfection consisting of
the fourth to the 14 th degrees of An
cient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons.
H. C. Clevenstine presided. It was
at the invitation of the Masons th.it
Mr. . Pettibone was here. Application
for' membership in the proposed lodge
has already been signed by CO local
Masons.. The sentiment expressed was
almost unanimous in favor of a lodge
of perfection in this vicinity, and the
matter will be taken up for future
Officer la Banqueted.
Mr. Pettibone arrived in Rock Isl
and yesterday afternoon from Chicago.
A banquet was given in his honor last
evening at 6 o'clock at the Rock Island
Club by the officers of local Masonic
orders and the officers of Doric lodge
310 of Moline. Covers were laid for
20. Mr. Pettibone left this noon for
LAD OF 11 YEARS IS
SENT TO ST. CHARLES
Alfred Asa Is Declared Delinquent ly
Judge Olmsted Case Against
- Hrother Dismissed.
On a petition signed by Miss Dina
Ramser, probation officer, Alfred and
Walter Asa, children of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Asa of this city, were brought
before Judge R. V. Olmsted in tho
county court this morning charged
with being delinquents. Alfred is aged
11 and Walter is 5. The former has
shown signs even at this early age of
becoming a full-fledged criminal and
he has spent some time in the police
station. Several days ago he stole a
watch and took it 'to a second-hand
store to sell it. While he was dicker
ing with the proprietor as to the .price
of the watch a police officer arrested
him. ' He is Incorrigible, as he comes
and goes and behaves generally as he
DAVENPORT P. 0. ADDITION
Pennsylvania Firm Awarded Contract
the Job to Cost $59,200.
Washington, Jan. 15. (Special.)
Harmon Bros., builders of Williams
port, Pa., today were awarded the con
tract for the building of the planned
addition to the postoffice at Davenport,
Iowa. Work is to commence immedi
ately. Their bid was $59,200.
N. A. Mclick, the government inspec
tor in charge of the construction of
the new postoffice at Moline, 111., s
directed to act as inspector on the
CLOTHES AND THE MAN.
Good Appearanco Waits Upon tho Way
Garments Are Worn.
"Ton can talk all you please about
clothes making a man," said a Walnut
street tailor, "but I want to say right
now that the smartest clothes in the
world can't make a man 'natty' if he
is not naturally so. There is an old,
stoop shouldered doctor uptown that
I have been tailoring for seven years,
lie buys four and sometimes five suits
a year, and yet, except for a few days
after he has brokeu in each new suit,
he never looks nice. The trousers bag
at the knees, the coat fails away iu
front, and the shoulders begin to look
sloppy. The man's drooping figure
and the poor care he takes of bis
clothes furnish, of course, the explana
tion. "Did yon ever notice the average
college man's clothes? Almost in
variably he looks neat and correct
despite the easy swiug with which he
walks. But you'll notice that he car
ries his head hi?h, his shoulders fairly
erect, and his trousers never 'break'
at the shoes, so that the crease is al
ways preserved. All classes of men
go to college rich and poor. Few col
lege men take more than fair care of
their clothes. It's oil the way they
wear their clothes, I think. Notice the
young lawyers and doctors around
town too. Few of them can afford the
very best In tailor mnde clothes. That
they usually look nice Is due to the
fact that they have picked up the dis
tinguished way to wear clotbes. I
might call it. Clotbes make the man,
but only when the man is willing to
help." Philadelphia Record.
Car Bumped by Fncine, He Is Knock
ed Off and Caught Under Wheels
and Fatally Injured.
The praecipe in a damage suit v
$10,000 was filed this morning in th
office of the circuit clerk by Attorney
B. S. Bell of Moline. The complainant
in the suit Is John F. Roso, adminis
trator of the estate of Tom Krekos,
Kregos lost his life Dec. 18 of last
year while working for the C, B. & Q.
railroad, and the road Is named as tu-
defendant In the praecipe.
Fa I la Isdr Wkrrla.
The deceased was at work unload
ing a car in the yards in Moline. An
engine pushed another car into tho
one on which Krekos was worklg and
the shock kocked Krekos to the
ground. He fell under the wheels ;f
the car which was attached to tho
engine and was fatally Injured, dyinj
shortly after the accident.
False Fire Alarm.
A false alarm was turned In to tho
fire department this morning at 4
o'clock from Nineteenth street and
Second avenue. Some stranger saw
flames darting from a chimney and
thinking that the town was afiro
turned In the alarm.
Elobbs No: I shr.ll never marry
Slobbs But you don't seem like a wo
man hater. In fact, you seem very
fond of the fair sex. Blobbw Yes. and
I talk In my sleep. Exchange.
Licensed to Wed.
Sylvester M. Enrjih
Miss Esther Anderson
James Jerome O'Connor. .Rock Island
Miss Merle Hirst... Rock Island
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