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Till; ROCK ISLAND AliOUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1910.
William T. Coyne Starts Hab
eas Corpus Suits Against
Mr. and Mrs. McAfee.
LATTER HAVE DAUGHTER
IJttle Girt Placed In Their Charge
at Death of Mother Parent
Pines for Her Now.
William T. Coyne, a farmer resid
ing Bouth of Milan, has entered suit
against Mr. and Mrs. John McAfee,
who live near him, to compel them
to relinquish to him his 2-year-old
'daughter, Clara whom they have in
A bill of habeas corpus was filed
this morning in the office of the cir
cuit clerk. Mr. Coyne relates that
his wife died soon after the birth of
the child and as there was no one in
his own immediate household at the
time who could care for the infant,
he had placed It in the charge of his
sister, Mrs. McAfee. He alleges that
in payment for the child's care, he
: relinquished to the McAfees a note
Ifor $500 which he held against them.
(Now he says they are keeping the
(child away from him. Accordingly
'he has taken legal steps to have his
1 daughter restored to him.
Can Take Cure of Child.
Mr. Coyne states that he is, the
owner of considerable property and
that he is well situated in a worldly
way for caring for and educating the
little one. He also says that he will
see that the little girl gets the prop
er care even if he has to employ a
'nurse for the purpose.
The little one was never taken
' from him in a legal way, he claims.
and for this reason he believes it is
' the duty of the court to return her
INVITE PLANS FOR
BRIDGE AT COLONA
Committees Representing Rock Is
land and Henry Counties Meet
Bridge committees of the Rock Isl
and and Henry county boards of su
pervisors met yesterday at Colona,
the site of the proposed structure over
Rock river that Is to connect the two
counties, and took action looking to
the early beginning of work. The com
mittees organized into one body with
William Stigney of Henry as chairman
and George Stroehle of Rock Island
as secretary. These two officers were
instructed to immediately communi
cate with the engineer of the state
highway commission and request him
to prepare plans of the proposed
bridge. Under the state law, the high
way commission supplies an engineer
to attend to these formalities for
counties without cost. The Rock Isl
and county approach of the bridge
will be 200 feet north of the Colona
Bluff Association to Meet.
A meeting of the Bluff Improvement
association will be held tomorrow
evening at the Horace Mann school.
Attorney G. C. Wenger has promised
to be present and address the meeting
on some topic along improvement
We Can Fit
Almost every oiher good
dresser in town is coming
to us this season, so he
might as well come too
Our loose stylish fitting
garments suit them all.
We Fit the
LLUNOIS THEATER BUIUDINCl
Old Phone 716-L.
Business Man for Council
'Si ." "v
William C. JIaucker, whom the
democrats have named as their candi
date for alderman ia the Tlrird ward,
is one o the representative and suc
cessful business men of the city; a
man who can always be found at the
front of movements for the better
ment and upbuilding of Rock Island;
a pretty good man to entrust with the
management of the affairs of the city.
Mr. Maucker, best of all, has had ex
perience in the city council, having
served three years, one .term from
the Fourth ward and two from the
Mr. Maucker has been a resident of
Rock Island 40 years. He is a native
of Mercer county. For 16 years he
has lived in the Third ward. His
home is at 744 Seventeenth street. A
hustlc-r since he was able to do for
himself, Mr. Maucker, by attending
closely to hi3 own knitting, has ac
cumulated some local property, and
is known as one of the progressive
men of the community. For years he
was in the retail grocery business.
and when he disposed of the latter he
took up real estate and insurance, &nd
is now at the head of one of the pros
perous agencies of the city. His son
James W. Maucker, a recent graduate
in law, is associated with his father,
and they have their offices in the Best
Most of Mr. Maucker's local proper
tv interests are in the Third ward.
and the taxpayers there feel that a
more able man could not have been
i put forward as their representative in
WOMAN A SUICIDE
Mrs. Victor Williams Hangs
Herself in Basement of
Home in Moline.
MADE FORMER ATTEMPTS
Jumps in Front of a Train in Daven
port Last January Lays Out
After repeated attempts, one of
which was throwing herself before a
train in Davenport last January, Mrs.
Victor Williams today succeeded in
taking her life at her home. Ninth
street and Twentieth avenue, Moline.
She hanged herself with a clothes line
in the basement of the home.
An impaired mind was responsible
for the woman's suicide moods.' By
a most fortunate circumstance she
was saved from the wheels of a Mil
waukee train in Davenport. She threw
herself before the locomotive, but the
fender caught her body in such man
ner as to turn it to the outside of
the rail. Mrs. Williams, after her re
turn home, said that she had been
driven temporarily Insane by head
aches. Would Jump In Well.
During the present week she had
talked of destroying herself to her
neighbor, Mrs. Julius De Taey. Yes
terday she said she intended drown
lng herself in a well, and a day pre
viously was prevented hanging herself.
Mrs. De Taey went to the Williams
home at 10 o'clock this morning. She
noted the absence of Mrs. Williams,
and called another neighbor in. They
went into the cellar and found her
Chooum Tier Burtal Shrond.
In her bedroom Mrs. Williams had
laid out her white clothes, leaving a
message that she wished these to
serve as her shroud. She was 44 years
of age. Her husband is employed in
the Deere & Co. shops. There are no
MRS. CROOKS IS INJURED
Wife of Hospital Superintendent
Thrown f rom Buggy in Moline.
Mrs. W. A. Crooks, wife of tho su
perintendent of th Watertown hos
pital, while driving in Moline this
morning, was thrown from her buggy
at the Fifteenth street railroad cross
ing. A foot of one of the horses was
caught between the planking and a
rail, and it turned in such a way as
to upset the buggy, spilling Mrs.
Crooks. She escaped with painful
bruises in the body.
Fight; Land In Court.
Six native sons of the land" of Bel-
glum and the land of Greece "mixed
it" the other night in East Moline. It
was a free-for-all and, strange to eay,
when the fracas was all over and the
smoke had cleared away, everybody
answered the roll call. However, these
six men, who all possess unpronounca
ble names, were arrested on a charge
of assault and battery, and last night
they were given a hearing before Jus
tice P. H. Wells. After a sermon by
the court, Ire discharged the defendants.
City Councilmen Look Over the
Levee Project and Bock
SEE SMOKE CONSUMERS
Action Referred to Special Meeting
ing. Members of the city council spent
yesterday afternoon in looking over
three important pending matters, the
Rock river bridges, which are sadly
in need of repair, the levee between
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets,
where the Rock Island Sand & Gravel
company proposes to build a rip-rap
wall, and the smoke consumers at
the waterworks pumping station.
The members of the city council,
FredvGall, manager of the Sand &
Gravel company, E. H. Stafford, at
torney for the company, President J.
F. Porter and Superintendent J. G.
Huntoon of the TriClty Railway com
pany, left the city hall in automo
biles and drove to the foot of Nine
teenth street. The Sand & Gravel
company plans to build a rip-rap
wall between Nineteenth and Twen
tieth streets and do away with the
sand barges which are stationed west
of Eighteenth street. A railroad
track will be built along the wall and
cargoes will be unloaded from all
boats. A crane will be used for
handling heavy cargoes.
It is maintained the building of such
a wall will add greatly to the appear
ance of the levee. The proposition Is
to build a wall from the tool house of
the Po)ck Island road at Twentieth
street west to the w'arehouse of the
Acme and Carnival City Packet com
panies level with the railroad tracks.
There will bgf a slope leading up from
the river so that landings may be made
by smaller craft.
The wall is to be built of rip-rap in
stead of concrete, because a harbor I
line may be established later and will
be at least 100 feet out into the river.
A concrete wall would be built there,
and one built now would be useless
then. Mayor McCaskrin is desirous of
having the wall extended west to the
Milwaukee depot at Seventeenth street,
with a gradual and even sweep.
Bridgrra in Dilapidated State.
After the Sand & Gravel company
project had been studied, the council
men put in a few minutes watching
the operation of the smoke consumers
on the boilers at the waterworks pump
ing station on Twenty-fourth street.
The tests will be continued.
The next stop was at the north span
of the Rock river bridges. This struc
ture is badly in need of repair; in
fact, it Is in such condition that It is
considered dangerous to traffic. All of
the bridges are in need of replanklng.
It Is hoped to secure the financial as
sistance of the Tri-City Railway com
pany in improving the bridges.
While the councilmen were in Sears
they inspected the plant of the Black
Hawk Clay Manufacturing company
upon the invitation of Superintendent
Fred L. Engelbrecht.
On reassembling at the council room
after the inspection trip it was votad
to hold a special meeting tomorrow
evening, at which time the several
committees to which were referred the
Sand & Gravel company ordinance, the
repairing of the Rock river bridges,
and recommendations on the smoke
consumer tests, are expected to have
reports ready. At this meeting It Is
likely also that the officials of the Trl-
Cfty Railway company will be present
to reopen consideration of the com
pany's new franchise ordinance.
Ordered to Provide Footpath.
The company was ordered, upon a
motion offered by Alderman Elllnwood,
to provide a footpath in connection
with its Forty-second street bridge
leading to Rock Island arsenal, the same
to be for the accommodation of the
arsenal workmen. This, of course, is
contingent on the consent of the war
department,- with which the city clerk
has opened correspondence.
Miss Sue Denkmann and H. E. Cur
tis, who are building new homes in
that locality, asked to be permitted to
lay a six-inch water main on Thir
teenth avenue between Twenty-fourth
and Twenty-fifth streets. The peti
tion, which was through Channon &
Dufva, was referred to the board of
public improvements and the superin
tendent of waterworks, with power to
REV. MURPHY DEAD
Former Pastor of Grace Luth
eran Church Here Expires
at DeLand, Fla.
HOSTS OF FRIENDS IN CITY
Service of " Local Congregation
Seven Years Burial to Be at
Word was received here today of the
death of Rev. Joseph L. Murphy at
DeLand, Fla., where he went last
month from the home of his father
in Bristol, Tenn. Rev. Mr. Murphy was
formerly pastor of tha Grace Lutheran
church of this city, having served
here from the fall of 1893 until 1900.
He made a host of friends during
the time he was here and great re
gret was felt when he left to accept
a call to the Lutheran church in Mus
catine. .From there he went to Dur
luth, Minn. For some time he had J
Chat of the Campaign S
Assessor John C. Aula.
Collector Leon N. Bourdeau.
Kunervlsor Andrew Math.
Assistant Supervisors Patrick F.
Farrell, Daniel W. bchroeder, Stephen
J. Stader. far.
Constables Mike Mintz. John Mc
-' For Aldermen.
First Ward Arthur O. Hurt.
Second "Ward Carl A. Nuab. -Third
Ward William C. Maucker.
Fourth Ward Charles L. Thompson.
Fifth Ward Clement P. McQuaid.
Sixth Ward James D. Davis.
Seventh AVard James A. Campbell,
So well are the people pleased with
the. energy and painstaking work that
Assessor Jack Auld has shown in his
preparations for the duties of the of
fice that they propose to reelect him
And this is the proper caper,.
Carl A. Naab,. whom the democrats
have nominated for alderman in the
Second ward, has already served the
people faithfully In the same capacity,
which is the strongest kind of anargu-
ment in his behalf.
I N. Bourdeau Is a deserving man
for the ofHce of town6hlp collector
He is capable and conscientious and
will be elected to the office.
W. C. Maucker is an ideal candidate
for alderman from the Third ward. No
one in the ward is better known and
no more capable man could have been
Arthur O. Huff is popular In the
First ward and will give a good ac
count of himself in the council.
Andrew Math is the right kind of a
man for supervisor. His election is
A handsome compliment was paid to
Alderman Charles L. Thompson of the
central ward of the city, when the re
publican rank and file declined to
make a campaign against his reelec
tion. He has given a good account of
himself in the council.
Patrick F. Farrell, Daniel W. Schroe-
der and Stephen J. Stader, Sr., are all
capable men for the duties of assistant
supervisors. They should be elected.
Clement P. McQuaid is a life-long
resident of the Fifth ward. He is a
natural born hustler and a representa
tive of the young manhood of the ward
that deserves recognition. This he will
get In his candidacy for alderman.
For constables the democrats have
selected a strong team in the persons
of Mike Mintz and John McShane.
James D. Davis Is making an excellent
impression in his campaign for alder
man in the Sith ward. He will make
a worthy successor to Alderman Frank
" James A. Campbell, the democratic
selection for alderman in the Seventh
ward, is well known in the ward and
is deservedly popular. He Is the right
kind of material to represent the ward
in the council.
been a sufferer from Bright's disease,
and it was this that caused his death.
Burial at Stwujstaton.
Rev. Mr. Murphy was educated at
Roanoke college and later he studied
for the ministry at Mount Airy semi
nary. He was ordained in 189L He
was 48 years old and is survived by
his wife and two children at Stough
ton, Wis. The remains will be taken
there for burial.
Mrs. Sarah Devnre.
Mrs". Sarah Devore, widow of the late
William H. Devore of Port Byron,
died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock
at the home' of her daughter, Mrs. J.
W. Simonson, at Port Byron. The
cause of her death was pneumonia and
complications, with which she had been
suffering for two weeks. She was one
of the oldest residents of Rock Island
county, having resided in Port Byron
for more than 60 years. Her husband,
who died 13 years ago, was one of the
prominent residents of the county. He
was a well known dry goods merchant
Mrs. Devore was a prominent
worker in the Congregational church
of Port Byron and of the W. C. T. U.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs.
Simonson. The funeral will be held
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from
the home of her daughter. Burial will
be in the Port Byron cemetery.
Henry G. Hobenboken.
Henry George Hobenboken, 11 years
old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Diedrich
Hohenboken,537 Thirty-eighth street,
died this morning at 11:30 after an
illness of five weeks with typhoid
fever and complications. He was born
in Rock Island and was a pupil at
Longfellow school. He is survived by
his parents, a sister, Anna,, and a
brother, William. The funeral will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home. The services will be
conducted by Rev. I. O. Nothstein,
pastor of Grace English Lutheran
church. Burial will be in Chippian
The remains of William F. Gilmore,
who died Tuesday at Chicago, arrived
here this afternoon over the Rock
Island. Services were conducted by
Rev. E. T. McFarland, at 2:30 from
the Memorial Christian church and
burial took place in. Chippiannock
The funeral of Mrs. Fritz Jacobs
was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock,
from the home, 309 Eleventh avenue.
The services were conducted by Jo
hannes Krueger of Claus Groth gilde,
Davenport. Burial was in Chippian-
HOLDUP H ARE
SENT TO PRISON
Leslie King and George Davis
Are Committed to Joliet .
ROB KEWANEE MAN HERE
Convicted by Jury During January
Term of Court 'Persisted in
Innocence to End.
Sentence was passed this morning
by Judge W. H. Gest in the circuit
court upon Leslie King and George
3avls, who were found guilty of
highway robbery by a Jury 'during
the January term of court. Both men
will go to the state penitentiary at
Joliet. The sentences are under the
Indeterminate law and the length of
time they will be compelled to re
main in prison depends a great deal
on their behavior while In custody.
King and Davis held up and rob
bed Clarence E. Merritt of Kewanee
on the night of Oct. 29, the robbery
taking place along the railroad
tracks at Twentieth street and Sec
ond avenue. They secured from him
two drafts, one for $214.18, and one
for $75, a promlssary note for $230
and $25 in cash. Their arrest fol
lowed almost immediately and then
came their trial. They fought the
charge against them aa best they
could, but it was conclusively proven
that they had committeed the crime
with which they were charged and
their conviction followed. Immed
iate sentence was not passed upon
them and they lay in Jail here until
Ileeent Ruling; Ineffective.
The ruling recently by the supreme
court of the state to the effect that
the present laws regarding the par
doning of criminals of the state pris
ons Is unconstitutional, and then the
holding up of this same decision
pending further investigation,- had
no effect upon the sentencing of these
two men. The crime for which they
were sentenced Is punished in the
same way under the present law and
under which the one which will be
in effect In case the present one is
finally thrown out as unconstitution
al. The two laws are different in
murder cases, however, and it was
on these grounds that John W.
Hawes, under indictment forv mur
der, secured his freedom under bonds
until such time as the court Is con
vinced of its own authority to fix
punishment in case he is found guilty
of the charge. Under the old law
the Jury would have to do this and
in case of a mistake, a convict might
secure his freedom.
ILL; POISONS SELF
Christian Horst Takes Strych
nine While Plowing in Field
in Scott County.
MIND HAD BEEN AFFECTED
Found In Dying Condition by Neigh
bor1 Had Tied Team Before
Christian Horst, son of Claus Horst
of Moline, committed suicide yester
day morning by taking strychnine. He
was employed, as a farmhand by
Christ Shur, who resides eight miles
He was plowing in the field in the
morning. He tied his horses and then
took the fatal dose. A little later.
Otto Lage, who resides on the adjoin
ing farm, found Horst lying in the
field. Horst complained of the heat,
and Lage carried him to his home.
He then summoned a physician from
Walcott, but when the latter arrived
he found that Horst was dead.
Admits Tnltlnst Dnijc.
Before bis death Horst stated he
had taken the strychnine. For sev
eral weeks he had been 11, and his
condition had effected his mind.
Horst was 23 years of age and is
survived by his father in Moline and
two brothers, Henry .and Phillip, Ox
CHILDREN START A FIRE
'orch of Beiggs Residence in Flames
When the Department Arrives.
Several children playing in the rear
of the E. A. Beiggs residence, 1123
Eleventh avenue, set fire to-a rear
porch yesterday afternoon. A call was
sent in to the Are department at 5:20.
The damage was slight.
A hard run was made by the fire de
partment to Twenty-fifth street and
Thirteenth avenue last night at 9:20.
The residents of that neighborhood
were burning grass and leaves, caus
ing some one who supposed property
to be in danger to summon, the de
partment. , Saved a Soldier's Life.
Facing death from shot and shell In
the civil war was more agreeable to
A. Stone, cf Kemp. Tex., than
facing it from what doctors said was
consumption. "I contracted a stub
born cold." he writes, "that develop
ed a cough, that stuck to me in spite
of all remedies for years. My weight
ran down to ISO pounds. Then I be
gan to use 2?r. King's Discovery,
which completely cured me. I now
weigh 178 pounds." For coughs,
colds, grip, asthma, hemorrhage.
hoarseness, "croup, whooping cough
and lung trouble, it's supreme. 50
cents, 1.00. Trial bottle free. Guar
anteed by all druggists.
You are Cordially
To Visit a Demonstration
if R m IMM
at our Store from
March 21 to 26
The Demonstrator will redeem the cavds
that are being distribute
Shields' Cash Grocery
2532 Fifth Ave.
Yesterday's Temperature 2 De-
grees Higher Than Ever
DURING MONTH OF MARCH
Average for Kntire Day Believed to
Surpass Past Figures Uvea
Yesterday verified the prclicilon
that it would prove to bo the warmest
day ever experienced here in tho
month of March. At 4 p. m. the tem
perature rose to 84 degrees, which is
2 degrees higher than the best previ
ous mark since the weather station
was established here 39 years ago and
made March 21. 1907. While the high
temperature in 1907 was registered
during a period of extreme humidity,
lasting but a couple of hour.9 and was
followed immediately by a 6torm and
a sudden decline, yesterday was liter
ally "hot"' all day, and there was no
precipitate drop after the high point
had been reached. Neither v. as the
atmosphere unusually hum id. There
fore, while the maximum temperature
was but 2 degrees above that oT the
previous high mark the averasre tem
perature for the day doubtless much
exceeded that figure.
The hourly temperature readings
7 a .m 2
8 a. m 45
9 a. m "1
10 a. m. 61
11 a. m ;s
12 m 71
1 p. m 79
2 p. to S2
3 p. m S3
4 p. m
5 p. m. - S3
0 p. m , SI
7 p. m 77
8 p. m 74
9 p. m 71
10 p. m 60
11 p. m CS
12 p. m 6G
Prize Essayist at Sioux City.
Philadelphia. Pa.. March 24. The
National Municipal league haH'V
warded first prize for essays by hlh
school students on "The Municipal j j(
Problem in America" to Lois Cleve-1 )
land Gould, senior of the clas3 of
Sioux City, Iowa.
Are you frequently hoarse? Do you
have that annoying tickling la your
throat? Does your cough annoy you
at night and do you raise mucous in
the morning? Do you want reMtf?
If so, take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
Sold by all druggists.
Rock Island Southern Taking
Advantage of Weather in
LAST GRADING SOON DONE
Superintendent McCuIloch Say I'.owi
Will Ik (ieiiel Ilarlier Than
Had Bern l-'xitertcd.
Superintendent McCuIloch of the
Rook Island Southern said yesterday
nt Monmouth that the fine weather
has aided rapid construction work to
such an 'xtont th.it he believed the'
line would be in operation at an ear
lier date than had been hoped. The
ballasting of the line is going on rap
idly, the gravel being taken from the
pit near Milan. The last of the team
work in grading the southern end of
th road will be finibhed by Saturday",
nicht and it will soon be possible to
lay rails on the last stretch of track.
Work on the power house on Kd
wards river is going forward rapidly.
A pang of men is piutfng in the con
crete and other material is arriving
as fast as it can be used.
Working on -urj.
City Engineer Wallace Treicliler
of this city is making good progrcKs
on the purvey for the iiiterurban
that thj farmers of the lower end of.
the county are promoting. Th
route being followed is from Aled
to Rock Inland with a spur to Mus
LAST REGISTRATION DAY
March 2') J-Vnal Pate on WhiVh Voti
May Knroll Your Name.
Tuesday. March 29, will be the
last day of registration for tho April
clectir-n. Rc'vstration books are
hanging in each 'f the ward polling
places, and you art advised, in or-'
dcr to avoid pr.sib!e inconvenience
on elcx-tion day. to see that your
name and address are enrolled before
the expiration of the registration
period. April u is election day.
All the news all tho time THE
t f ' T
Join the bunch on April 5.
Gcccial rates for homc
secktrs. GEORGE P. MISS EN
151;i'a ve. Kok Island.