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TOTJ ROCK ISIIAND AHGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1910.
Local Agent of American Ex
press Company Detects Pair
of Swindlers at Game.
STOLE TRAVELERS' CHECKS
Before Their Call on Hlni They Had
$500 of Them Cashed at the
P. H. lanagan, local agent of tlio
American . Express company, saved
hi3 company ?450 Saturday through
his refusal to cash travelers' checks
presented at his office by two strang
ers who earlier in the day had raised
$500 by a similar operation in Dav
Mr. Lanagan had two visits from
the men, both of whom were strang
ers to him. They were well dressed
The one handling the checks, which
were in denominations of $10 and
$20, represented himself as an ex
tensive dealer in horses. He wore
a broad-rimmed hat, a loud necktie
, and flashy Jewelry, and his actions as
well indicated him to be just about
what he claimed for himself. His
companion was a man considerably
smaller In stature. ,
P Tn'o Calls.
The men first called on Mr. Lana.
gan between 1 2 and 1 o'clock. Iden
tification is not required on travel
ers' checks, thus it can be seen that
the swindlers were having easy
sailing. Mr. Lanagan had his suspi
cions aroused when he was told that
$450 was called for on the checks
in the bands of the visitors. To be
gin with, he did not have that
amount of money in the office, hav
ing Just reteurned from the bank,
where he made the daily deposit. It
is not an easy matter for an agent to
refuse payment on a traveler's
check, and Mx. Lanagan sparred for
time. He directed the men to the
local bank with which his office does
business, stating that the bank would
willingly cash the checks. In the
interim the agent got busy consult
ing, the company bulletins. He
found that several series of checks
they are all numbered were report
ed as lost or stolen. Then he had
a telephone from the bank that pay
ment would be withheld until the
bank was given a check by the local
agent to cover the amount of the
Correspond with Missing; Checks.
Mr. Lanagan invited the men to
return to his office, which they did.
He asked to see the checks, and they
were laid down on the counter. He
read the numbers, and saw that sev
eral of them corresponded with the
ones he remembered having seen in
the bulletin. He Informed the men
there must be a mistake, and
told them that the checks had been
reported lost by the company, and
therefore he could not cash them
without further instructions from
Jewelry and Novelties
Are arriving daily to add
to our already large line of
Opposite Harper House.
- WATCH OUR WINDOW
New Sale Stable
C. H. TH0RNHILL
Horses Bought and Sold.
318 22d St. Old Phone 1126.
Rock Island, HI.
Join the bunch on April 5.
Special rates for home
seekers. ' GEORqE P. NISSEN
1513 & 2d ave. Rock Island.
headquarters. The men were dispos
ed to be obstreperous, and Mr. Lana
gan feared momentarily he was to
be attacked. Finally the big fellow
who was in possession of the checks
explained that he had bought them
several ,months ago and that after
ward he went on an extended spree,
during .which time he supposed he
had lost them. He so informed his
wife and he thought likely she had
notified the company. After he had
sobered up he found the checks. But
the story made no impression on Lan
agan, and he stood pat.
As soon as the men had left the
office, Mr. Lanagan called the Daven
port agent, P. B. Rhea, on the tele
phone, and told him of his exper
ience. Then it was that Mr. Rhea
discovered that he had been worked
by the same pair earlier in the day.
He had cashed $500 of the checks
for them. Mr. Lanagan thereupon
immediately communicated with the
Rock Island police headquarters, giv
ing the best description that he
could of the swindlers. All of the
police in the tri-cltfes were furnished
the description, but the two appear
to have crawled in a hole and pulled
the hole in after them, for no trace
has been had of them. Mr. Lanagan
is of the opinion that the checks were
stolen from one of the offices of the
company in some other part of the
WITH BEING CRUEL
Mrs. Anna Potts Files Bill in Circuit
Court Asking for Divorce
from Her Spouse.
Mts. Anna Potts of this city filed a
6Uit for divorce today in the office of
the circuit clerk in which she charges
her husbahd. Ernest V. Potts, with ex
treme cruelty. The bin sets forth that
the couple were united in marriage In
September, 1896, and they lived to
gether until last Saturday, when Mrs.
Potts left her husband and went to
lelatlves. The couple are the parents
of three children ranging in age from
12 to 8, and the complainant asks that
she be given the custody of them, as
she claims her husband is not a fit
person to have charge of them. At
torney H. M. McCaskrin is the attor
ney for the plaintiff.
AT EASTER SERVICE
Members of Eureka Com man fiery Go
to Second Baptist Church
, in Body.
Eureka commandery, Knights Tem
plar, composed of the colored Masons
of this locality, attended Easter serv
ices yesterday afternoon at the Sec
ond Baptist church. Sixth avenue and
Tenth street, at the invitation of the
pastor. Rev. Frank Durden, who
preached a sermon appropriate to the
occasion. Henry E. Burris, eminent
commander, gave an address that con
tained much of Interest and instruc
tion to the membership and the com
municants generally of the church.
Pastor Durden announces a revival
at his church beginning last evening.
It will continue indefinitely, with
preaching services each evening. -For
tomorrow evening he has secured Rev.
D. H. Holmes of Davenport.
T. J. O'Brien is visiting In Chicago.
Dr. Albert N. Mueller has returned
Mrs. S. W. Collins has returned from
a visit in Des Moines.
Fafll Kersch has returned from a
business trip to Mexico.
C B. Marshall and C. R. Nourse
have returned from Colfax, Iowa.
Lloyd Garrison is here from St.
Louis for a shot visit with relatives.
Charles Montgomery arrived home
yesterday from Ames for a brief visit
Miss Florence Sykes, who has been
visiting relatives here, returned to her
home at Peoria today.
Morris J. Roderick of Ogden, Utah,
who has been visiting here for some
time past, leaves tomorrow for his
.Herman Ehrhorn, who has been vis
ltlng here for the past week, returned
to resume his studies at the Univer
sity of Chicago.
William Barth returned to North
western university last night, after an
Easter visit with his grand-parents,
Hon. and Mrs. William Jackson.
City Electrician "William McNealy
and Chief Richard Newberry of the
fir department are In Chicago for a
few days looking over an electrical
Mr. and Mrs. George Sudlow have
returned to the city after having
spent the past two months in South
America. They experienced severe
gulf storms on the return trip.
The following members of the Island
City Boating association will leave to
morrow for Chicago to attend the an.
nual motor boat show at the Coliseum :
Commodore G. A. Jencke, Herman Pe
tersen, Edward Brein and Henry
Gaethje. Later In the week Victor
Kuenzel, H. W. Bennett and Fred
Kahlke will attend.
Rheumatism Cured In Three Days.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"1 was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had It in
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon'i Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and In three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan,, 1501 Second
avenue. Rock Island; Gust . Schlegel
& Son, 220 West Second street, Daven
port. '..' . ,
P. H. BUCKLEY DIES
Prominent Upper End Farmer
Passes After an Illness
of One Week.
HAS A PARALYTIC STROKE
Resident of Bock Island County Since
1854 Survived by Wife and 13
Children Other Obituary.
Patrick H- Buckley, one of the prom
inent farmers of the dipper end of
Rock Island county, where he had
been a resident since 1854, died Sun
day morning at 4:15 at his home in
Coe township after an illnes3 of
week following a paralytic stroke.
Deceased was a native of County
Cork, Ireland, born In May, 1848. Hi
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Buck
ley, emigrated to the United States
when he was an infant of three
months. The Buckleys were among
the pioneers of the county, in the af
fairs of which they have from the year
of their settlement here taken an
active part. Patrick H. Buckley was
united in marriage with Mis3 Mary
Murray in 1876. Fifteen children
were born to them, of whom, 13 sur
vive jwlth the widow to mourn the
death of the husband and father. The
children are: Matthew, John, William
Cornelius, Thomas, Eugene, Harry
Leo, Raymond, Ralph, Mary, Rosic
and Alice, all residents of the counts
excepting John, whose home is lii
West Liberty, Iowa. There are sur
viving also two brothers and two sis
ters. all of Rock Island; Cornelius and
William Buckley and Mrs." Ellen En
right and Mrs. Mary Benson.
Funeral services will be conducted
at the Catholic church in Rapids City
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, witb
burial in the village cemetery.
Mn. Dorothea Runnuica.
Mrs. Dorothea Rasmussen died
this morning at 11 o'clock at her
home, 015 Sixth avenue. She had
been an invalid for a number ot
years. Her death was caused by
heart trouble and. complications. She
waa-born in Denmark, May 20, 1845
and was married at Copenhagen 35
years ago to George Rasmussen, who
died five years ago. The couple
came to this country in 1879 and
settled at Sheffield, 111., later moving
to Rock Island. Mrs. Rasmussen I
survived by two sons, Alfred of this
city, and Alex of Port Byron, and a
sister, Mrs. P. C. Hanson, of Ma
Mrn. Fredrvrtta Aadmon.
Mrs, Fredrecka Anderson, widow ot
August Anderson, died Saturday even
Ing at 9 o'clock at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C. Peterson, near
Hampton. She was born Oct. 1, 18G4
in Motala, Sweden, being marrieo
there over 50 years ago and coming
to this country with her husbrhd iv.
1S66. The couple settled near Water
town, but after a year's residence
there removed to near the village of
Hampton, where they lived the i c
malnder of their days. Besides thr
daughter one son, Oscar Anderson
living near Watertown, survives. The
funeral will he held tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock from the home of the
daughter, with -services in charge cf
Rev. L. A. Johnston of Moline and In
terment at the Hampton cemetery.
Mrs. 51 aria McKnary.
Mrs. Maria McEnary, widow of the
late John McEnary of Moline, died in
her 84th year Saturday evening at the
home of her daughter in Lockport,
111. From 1849, the year ot her mar
riage, until 1908, when her husband
died, Mrs. McEnary lived in the same
house at 1621 Sixth avenue, Moline
The remains will arrive in Moline to
morrow, and funeral services will be
conducted at the Knox chapel at 3:30
in the afternoon. Burial will be in
Adolpta M. Sfebert.
Adolph M. Siebert, a resident of
Rock Island for 30 years, died this
morning at 11 o'clock at his home,
1623 Third avenue. The cause of
his death was infirmities of age. He
was born at Koenigsburg, Prussia, Feb
2, 1827, and came to this country at
an early age. He is survived by his
wife and two sons, Theodore of this
city and Harry of Casper, Wyo. The
funeral services will be private and
will be conducted from the home Wed
nesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial
will be in Chlppiannock cemetery.
Georjre I.. Tomua. ,
George L. Townsan died at his home,
507 Eleventh street, Saturday night at
10 o'clock after an illness of two
months with heart trouble. He was
born at Tonawonda county. New York,
Aug. 7, 1854, and came to Rock Island
in 1902. He was the manager of the
Creamery Package Manufacturing com
pany of this city. He wbb married Oct.
6, 1892, to Miss Emma Kingston of Ir
win, Iowa. He was a member of Grove
lodge 257, I.'O. O. F. of Morrison, 111.
He is survived by his wife, a son Ler
land of this city, a brother, W. H.
Townsan of Harlan, Iowa, and a sister,
Mrs. A. L. Bell of Steilacoon, Wash.
The remains were taken to Irwin this
afternoon for burial.
The funeral of Mts. Felix Bottari,
Causes your heart to beat rap
idly on slight exertion, better
stop, and use
"There's a Reason"
Read "The Road to Well-
ville," in packages.
602 Fifteenth' street, was held at 9
o'clock this morning from the Wheel an
undertaking parlors. The services
were conducted by Father Geyer of
St. Mary's church and burial was in
Calvary cemetery. .
The funeral or Henry G. Hohenbo
ken, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hohenbo
ken, was held Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock from the home, 537 Thirty-
eighth street. The funeral services
were conducted ' by Rev. I. O. Noth-
stein, pastor of Grace English Luther
an church. Burial was in Chlppian
The funeral of Mrs. Albert Schmacht
was held Saturday afternoon at
o'clock from the home, 1002 Tenth av
enue. The services were conducted
by Rev? F. J. Rolf, pastor of the Ger
man Evangelical church, and burial
was' to Chlppiannock cemetery.
SCHULTZ IS FINED
IN MOLINE COURT
Charged With Practicing Medicine
Without LicenseWill Appeal
to Circuit Court.
Carl Schultz, a therapeutic practi
tioner of this city, Saturday afternoon
in Moline was fined $100 and costs in
the court of Magistrate Frank Gustaf-
son on a charge .of violating the 1111
nois medicine practice act In admin
istering to the sick without a license.
Schultz, it will be recalled, was treat
ing a child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bufe
of Moline. The child died of diph
theria while under the care of Schultx.
A week ago, in connection with the
same case, Schultz was fined J 25 for
violating the city ordinances of Mo
Hne in falling to report the case to
'.he board of health. He has given
notice of appeal to the circuit court
In both cases.
INTERIOR RED HOT
Leaky Gasoline Pipe Causes Damage
of $300 to Frank Evans Port-
The lunch wagon owned by Frank
B. Evans, and stationed at the north
east corner of Nineteenth street and
Second avenue, was badly damaged
by fire Saturday night. The fire
started at 8 o'clock underneath the
coffee boiler and was probably due to
i leaking gasoline pipe. The whole
interior of the wagon was destroyed
and will have to be rebuilt. The fire de
partment was summoned and extin
guished the blaze. The damage is
J300 and is covered by insurance. .
The fire department responded to a
all this afternoon at 12:15 to Twenty-
second street and Third avenue. A
lighted candle had been left in one ot
the rooms above the grocery store of
3. Baker. One of the clerks entered
the room, detected smoke and turned
in an alarm. He later discovered that
he candle had been set too close to
the wooden partition and had scorched
GUS STENGEL TO
RUN SALOON HERE
Selling Out Livery Business in Mo
line to Become Proprietor of
Gus Stengel, who has been in the
livery business in Moline for several
years, is to sell his stock at auction
Wednesday of this week preparatory
to removal to this city, where he is to
reer --- re in the saloon business. Anrll
! '! succeed Frederick Luchman
a3 . letor of the Bismarck, in the
Harper house block. The Bismarck.
until a few months ago, was conducted
by James T. O'Connor who is now en
gaged in the manufacturing business
in Chicago. The Bismarck property
is owned by Mr. Stengel's mother.
AURORA BOREALIS IS SEEN
Brilliant -Northern Lights Visible
Early Last Evening.
Those who were out last evening
saw one of the best exhibitions of
'northern lights" or aurora borealls
that has been witnessed here In
months. It started soon after dark
a ad In a few minutes the crown had
risen to a point almost directly over
head. After a time it began to re
cede and apparently became station
ary near the horizon, where it could
be seen till late in the evening.
It is said the northern lights are
caused by magneto-electrical disturb
ances in the northern atmosphere,
conducted by the activity of sun-eruptions.
Will Is Probated.
The will of the late Elizabeth A.
Wheelock of Moline was admitted to
probate in the county court today by
Judge R. W. Olmsted. The Instru
ment was dated Dec. 9, 1909, and it
disposed of the estate of deceased by
giving all of it to her husband, Fred
L. Wheelock. The latter was also
named as executor of the estate.
Call to Democrats.
All nominees on the democratic
city-township ticket and the commit
teemen of the different ward pre
cincts are requested to meet at Tur
ner ball Thursday evening, March
1, at 7:30 o'clock sharp for the pur
pose of perfecting final plans for
election day. It Is to the Interest
of the party generally, and candi
dates and committeemen In partic
ular, that all included in this call be
In attendance. " BERT CORKEN,
Chairman city-township committee,
R. W. LAMONT, Secretary.
SUMMERY BALM -FOR
Sunshine Greeting to Resurrec
tion Morn, With Churches
END OF LEflTEN PERIOD
Transformation . to lighter Raiment
Marks' Occasion Parks and
Rock Island had one of the
warmest March days in its
history to accentuate the joy
ousness of its Easter holiday. The
resurrection morn, observed in several
of the local churches, was ushered in
with the bright rays of a warming
sun that continued throughout the
day, and, as if to add a crowning
glory to a perfect day, the aurora
borealia burst forth in all of its splen
dor last night and entranced the
thousands who gazed on this wonder
of the heavens.
The lightest and fluffiest gowns,
fresh from- the hands of the modistes,
were none too dainty for the splendid
Easter day. It was a summer's day
on an ideal spring day, and It brought
forth in the hours cf the morning at
the church services. In the parks, along
the avenues, the Rock Island women in
all their glory. The calculations of
the weather bureau, which promised
rain, did not even show symptoms of
realization at any period during the
day, and.thn we are to expect that
we are to have Beven perfect Sundays
to follow. It was so summery that the
paraders Instinctively were led to the
Watch Tower, although the opening of
that resort is yet a month away, and
cars on that line were crowded during
the afternoon. Long View park and
the pretty hill district to the south of
the city were crowded with people.
Service ta the Cbnrcbca.
At Spencer Memorial the choir ren
dered a special Easter program lasl;
evening at 7:30.
At Memorial Christian the choir
gave a special Easter program at 7:3a
At Broadway Presbyterian special
musical numbers were sung at the
morning services and In the afternoon
at 4 o'clock th cantata, "Christ, the
King," by Dudley Buck, was sung by
At the First Baptist special numbers
were rendered ny tne cnoir at me
morning services end in the evening
at 7:30 the cantata, "The Risen King."
was rendered by the choir.
At the German Methodist the Sun
day school and congregation united in
an Easter program, given at 10:15. In
the evening there was a literary pro
gram by the Epworth league.
At the First Swedish Lutheran a
special program was rendered by the
church choir in the evening.
At Edgewood Baptist the Sunday
school classes presented the sacred
cantata, "The King of Life," at 10
At the German Evangelical special
numbers were sung by the choir at
the morning services and at the even
ing services. The sermons were in
At Trinity Episcopal Easter services
were held at 6 o clock and at io:4d.
The Sunday 6chool pupils rendered a
program at 3:45 in the afternoon. The
offering taken yesterday at the serv
ices was $1,100.
At the Roman Catholic churches, St.
Joseph's, St Mary's, Sacred Heart, and
St. Paul's, incidental to the masses,
there were special Easter programs by
the choirs. At St. Joseph's church the
offering for the day was $1,453. In the
evening at Sacred Heart church the
cantata, "Gethsemane to Calvary."
was sung by a boys' chorus choir, the
members of the choir of the church
and that of Professor E. L. Baker
uniting for the occasion.
Templars at Eaater Service.
Rev. C. A. Lincoln, at the First Con
gregational church of Moline, yester
day afternoon delivered the sermon
at the special Easter services for the
members of the Knights Templar com
mander! es of the trl-clties. The serv
ices were begun at 3 o'clock. One
hundred knights from Rock Island
commandery 18, residing In Rock Isl
and end Moline,' and 26 knights from
St. Simon of Cyrene commandery 9 of
Davenport attended in uniform. The
knights went from Rock Island in a
special car. j
Doors Open from 10 a. m. to 11 p. m.
Fine 15-plece concert band twice daily. The finest mueic you ever beard and the finest
automobile show In the state.
Admission Thursday and Saturday 25c. Friday, Special Gala -Day, 50c.
Spares tlie OotSiei
have. It's a chief quality of
48C0L0RS AKD A1X.C00D
" A Book for House Owners"
(printed, definite record) tells
all about it. Ask for the book,
Allen. Myers & Company
Telephone West 18. New Phone 6810
Eggs, strictly fresh country
Flour, Back .. $1.40
Potatoes, peck 15c
Clinton soda and oyster crack
ers, two pounds for .... 15c
Ginger snaps, two pounds 15c
r veet navel oranges,
Corn, two cans for 15c
Tomatoes, two cans for . . 15c
: ij- All Kinds of Grren
611 Seventeenth Street. Both Phones
NICHOLS REVIVAL CLOSED
Twenty-five People Received Into
First M. E. Church.
Dr. Don W. Nichols of Jacksonville,
who has been conducting revival serv
ices at the First Methodist churclC
closed his engagement last evening.
During his stay here he spoke at 40
meetings and the work which was ac
complished by him was very success
ful. Twenty-five people were received
Into the church. Dr. Nichols and Mr.
Beck, who assisted him, will leave to
day for their home.
Bluff Improvement Association.
A meeting of the BiuJT Improvement
Auspices of the Davenport Automobile Club.
AT THE DAVENPORT ARMORY
APRIL 7 - 8 -
V :Mift? mm
This is the Kind
Eye on it
It is THE
Cranberries, quart . ,
Early June peas, 3 cans . 25c
Pears, three cans for ... 25c
Good washing soap, ten
All kinds of garden seed, two
Japan tea siftings, pound
Vegetables Every Day.
association will be held Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock at Horace Mann
school. The paving of Thirty-eighth
street will bo the main topic of dis
cussion. Are you frequently hoarse? Do yoa
have that annoying tickling in your
throat? Does your cough annoy yod
at night and do you raise raucous In
the morning? Do you want relief?.
If so, take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
Sold by all druggists. .
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