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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1010.
HUNTER. ON TRIAL
Youth Indicted for Burglary
' First to Have Hearing: on
BIJOU STORE IS VICTIM
Quantity of Pipes and Tobacco Miss
ing, but Accused Protests
The circuit court convened this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock and the work of
getting a panel of jurors was taken
up at once. Judge W. H. Gest, who oc
cupied the bench, spoke of the necessi
ty of having a full panel because of
the fact that the criminal work of the
term Is to begin at once. The first
case on the list Is that of Harry Hun
ter, who is charged with burglary and
larceny. It is alleged that he broke
into the Bijou cigar store and stole
pipes and tobacco. He disappeared
from his lodging place immediately af
ter the burglary, and the police got
track of him and arrested him in Dav
enport. Some of the stolen pipes were
found in his room. He denies his
guilt and says there is a mistake about
the pipers which were found.
Judge Does ot Arrive. -
Judge P. D. Ramsay, who it is an
nounced will preside in the branch
court, failed to arrive in time to open
court today, and the hearing on the
motions to quash the indictments
against the alleged wreckers of the
Fraternal Tribunes of necessity had
to be continued. It is expected that
Judge Ramsay will be here tomorrow,
and in that case the motions to quash
will probably be taken up at once.
It was expected that the cases filed
In the county court against the keep
ers of houses of ill fame, the inmates
of those places, and those who are al
leged to have sold liquor without a
license, would come up today, bxit
Judge R. W. Olmsted states that no
arrangements have been made with
him as to the date for hearings, and
the matter will probably be allowed to
rest until such time as the state's at
torney can give it his personal at
tention. CALL DENEEM INTO
Republican Central Committee Asks
Governor to Lend a Helping
The Rock Island county republican
central committee met in the grand
jury room of the court house this
afternoon and discussed the coming
campaign. Plans were made for the
hiring of precinct workers. The
chairman. B. F. Knox, was instruct
ed to invite Governor Charles J3.
Deneen to speak in Rock Island some
time before the November election.
This is to be the big rally of the
HUNDREDS DEAD IN FIRE
IN RAINY RIVER DISTRICT
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escaped did so only by the special
trains run for them.
The people had become so accus
tomed to the haze in the sky caused
A woman of good breeding
never neglects her hands. If she
is ise she will make frequent
visits to some competent mani
curist. The hand3. the finger
nails speak eloquently for or
against one's character. Well
cared for, properly manicured
fingernails make you immune
from criticism. Do not risk go
ing into a drawing room, theatre,
hotel or any public place with
out having your nails manicured.
This branch of our business re
ceives special attention. We
know the art of manicuring to
Chiropody a specialty.
Young & McCombs
Co-Operative Store Co.
Rock Island, 111.
by burning timber that they could
not be made to realize that the situa
tion was becoming dangerous. Then
when the peril became imminent they
were forced to escape in crowds.
Governor Calls for Aid.
St. Paul, Oct. 10. Governor Eb
erhart, as president of the state Red
Cross society, yesterday afternoon is
sued a proclamation calling upon the
citizens of the state for contribu
tions of money, provisions and cloth
ing for the sufferers from the forest
fires in the northern part of the
Mayors of cities and towns are
authorized to receive contributions
as well as Kenneth Clark of St. Paul,
treasurer of the state Red Cross so
ciety. Business men of the twin
cities started the contributions with
a donation of $2,000.
Ambulance Called, but When It Ar.
rives Victim Had Disap
peared. The Rock Island police received a
telephone message at 12:20 this af
ternoon notifying them that a man
had taken poison and that the am
bulance should hurry to the Twenty
fourth street viaduct to take care
of the would-be-suicide. The am
bulance responded and a physician
was summoned to be on hand, but
when the police arrived at the bridge
they were told that the man had
been placed in an auto and whisked
to Eavenport. No one knew who the
attempted suicide was and no one
seemed to know the driver of the
auto. It is believed, however, that
friends of the man hurried him away
in an endeavor to suppress the mat
ter. The Davenport police had no
notice of the affair.
Chill of autumn tells us, dearest.
That our summer dream is past;
Days that to our hearts are nearest
"Were too sweet to longer last.
Ocean's grandeur, gloom and beauty,
Tender trysts by moonlit shore,
Banished by relentless duty.
Pass tonight, return no more.
Vainly yearning to enfold yon
In my arms can bring but pain.
Some nice lad will gladly hold you
While I make my peace with Jane!
Dewey Austin Cobb in Puck.
Carpenter Coal company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-city Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Mound City paints may cvost a trifle
more, but ! Ill & Ehleb.
Let William Johnson do your tm and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1523 Fourth ave
nue. Paul & Hayward. tailors, suits and
fancy gowns, 4096 Twenthieth street,
Carpenter Coal company, tele
phone west 295. Please copy our
number in your telephone book.
QUARTERS OF ORGAN
IJennett Company, in East Fnd, Has
Orders That Will Keep It
Busy Six Months.
A local factory that is carrying
the name of Rock Island throughout
the country is that of the Bennett
Organ company, whose business is
located at Forty-fourth street and
Third avenue. R. J. Bennett, pres
ident of the company, today stated
that extensive additions were soon
to be built in order to accommodate
the growing trade of the concern.
The factory has been running with
out a break to its full capacity for
five years and now has orders that
will keep the force busy six months.
Only contract work is done. The
price of the instruments manufac
tured range from $2,000 to $12,000.
One of the recent orders received was
for an organ for the Presbyterian
church. Salt Lake City, Utah. It
will be the largest modern organ in
that city. While the one in the
Mormon temple is larger, it Is not
WORKMAN'S FOOT CRUSHED
J. It. Johnson, Telephone Company
J. R. Johnson, an employe of the
Central Union Telephone company,
sustained painful injuries shortly after
noon today while at work putting wire
cables in the new underground ducts.
His right foot was run over by a large
truck on which the rolls of cable are
carried. The toes of the member were
badly crushed and the man was hur
ried to his home, 510 Twenty-fourth
street, ia the ambulance.
Death of Henry Gibson.
Henry Gibson, colored, died Satur
day night at 8:30 at the Masonic home
in South Rock Island after an Illness
of several years due to the infirmities
of age. Deceased was 75 years of age
and was a native of Virginia. He came
to South Rock Island a little more than
a year ago from Chicago. The fu
neral was held this morning from the
Masonic home and was in charge of
the Masonic body, of which he was a
member. Burial was in Chippiannock
ROB FREIGHT OAR
Thirteen Greek Railroad La
borers Arrested by Rail- ,
SEALSKIN CAP SUPPLY
Thirteen Articles of Headgear, Val
ued at $15 Each, Are Recovered
in Homes of the Accused.
Thirteen Greeks, the majority of
whom have been employed as railroad
laborers in this vicinity, were arraign
ed in the court of Police Magistrate
C. J. Smith this afternoon on charges
of burglary and larceny, all having
been arrested in connection with the
robbing of a merchandise car In the
Rock Island yards Wednesday night of
last week. Rock Island road detec
tives Saturday recovered 13 sealskin
caps In the abodes of the Greeks In
T Found In Itedo.
Ten were found concealed In beds
in one of the laborers' camps, and
three were recovered at the home of
Joe Papas. Mrs. Papas had hidden the
caps under her apron when the detec
tives appeared at the foouse. The de
tectives state that the caps, valued at
$15 apiece, were taken from the car
iobbed in the local yards last Wednes
TWO KNOCKOUTS IN
SUNDAY FIGHT FEST
Tri-City Sports Go by Steamer to
Smith's Island to See Pair of
Rock Island and Moline divided hon
ors in a pugilistic festival pulled off
yesterday aftsrnoon on Smith's island,
opposite Hampton. The steamer Pear
son carried 250 trl-city sports to the
scene of action The boat sailed from
Moline. The first 6crap was between
Joe Shlbe, Moline. and Young Slnnett,
Rock Island. Shlbe took the count In
the second round. In the next mill
Buff McGlnley, Moline. slipped Kid
Block of Rock Island a slumber poke
in the fourth round.
CHILD IS KIDNAPED
Richard Wantland Arrested In Dav
enport and Turned Over to
Richard Wantland, who It is
claimed by the police, has been liv
ing in Rock Island for some time
with a woman not his wife and her
child, was arrested last night In Dav
enport when he attempted to kidnap
the child. Wantland was returned
to Rock Island by the Davenport po
lice officials and wilt be given a hear
ing this evening before Police Mag
istrate Smith. The child has been
given ' into the care of Miss Dina
Ramser, the police matron.
Mrs. Fredericke Frehse.
Mrs. Fredericke Frehse, widow of
Carl Frehse, died Saturday after
noon at 4:15 at the home of her
son, Carl Frehse, 1103 Third street,
after an Illness of dropsy. Mrs.
Frehse was born in Germany. June
8, 1833. The family settled in Rock
Island 2 9 years ago. Mr. Frehse
died in 1894. Mrs. Frehse is sur
vived by her son, Carl, three grand
children and two great grandchil
dren. Funeral services were con
ducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at
the home by Rev. Ph. Wilhelm. pas
tor of the German Lutheran church.
Interment was In the German Lu
Charles DeMuynck died last even
ing at 7 o'clock at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul De
Muynck, 1309 Thirty-first street, af
ter having suffered for several
months with cancer. He was born
in Rock Island Aug. 22, 1895. He
was to have been confirmed at St.
Paul's church Sunday, Oct. 2, and
had made his first communion. Be
cause of illness he was unable to do
so. He attended Horace Mann
school, where he was a pupil in the
Sixth grade. Besides his parents, he
is survived by three brothers, Cecil,
Arthur and Raymond, and a sister,
Emma. The funeral will be held to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock from
the home with services at St. Paul's
church. Father J. B. Culemans will
conduct the services and burial will
be at Calvary cemetery.
ELY MAKES A BAD START
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at Eighty-seventh street and Ashland
avenue. At that rate of speed he had
a splendid chance to reach South Bend
before dark if no accidents had be
IIosey Made a Record.
St. Louis, Oct. 10. Arch Hoxsey. in
a Wright biplane, flew from Spring
field, 111., to the Country club grounds
at Clayton, St. Louis county, yester
day and established the American sus
tained flight record in an aeroplane by
covering 104 miles. .
The distance estimated by Hoxsey
for a landing place was the aviation
field at Kinloch park, but because of
failing to find the grounds, he descend
ed five miles away. He alighted on the
aviation field at 3:25 p. m. Time in air,
3 hours and 22 minutes.
An Hoar K,ot.
For 57 minutes Hoxsey tried vainly
to find the field and circled within three
miles of it five times. He mistook the
smoke of a brick plant for the tar fire
on the field and could not locate the
Plans for Race Fall.
Originally It was planned and en
tries were made for a bona fide speed
and endurance contest from Chicago,
to New York, a distance of approxi
mately 1.000 miles. The entrants
included Charles R. Hamilton in a
Dietz biplane, James Radley in a
Blerlot monoplane, Tod Schriever In
a Dietz and Thomas Baldwin vin a
Curtiss machine. In addition to the
four Curtiss aviators who participat
ed in the aviation meet at Haw
But none of these entrants quali
fied, a fact which left no one to
make the race except Ely, Willard
and McCurdy, all Curtiss men.
These decided that Ely should fly as
the representative of the Curtiss people.
H. M. Campbell of Chicago Is vis
iting friends here.
Chester A. Harris of Champaign
is visiting with friends here.
Will Kuehl of Chicago is visiting
with friends in Rock Island.
C. S. Townley of Macomb Is here
for a visit of several days with
City Clerk M. T. Rudgren has re
turned from Colfax, Iowa, where he
spent a week.
A. W. McFarland of Sioux City,
Iowa, spent Sunday with relatives
In Rock Island.
Lloyd Garrison returned Saturday
evening to school at Blees military
H. E. Washburne arrived yester
day from his home at Galva for a
visit of several days with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Harrington, 1007
Twenty-first street, visited yesterday
with relatives at Kewanee and Galva.
Clayton MacDonald left today for his
home in Cleveland, Ohio, after spend
ing several days -visiting relatives and
G. C. Wenger was today called to
his old home at Concord, 111., by the
serious illness of his father. Dr.
Joseph Clarkson, assistant ticket
agent at the Rock Island office, has
returned home after a week's visit
at Memphis, Mo.
Miss Sue Johnston, who spent the
summer visiting with friends and
relatives In California and Colorado,
has returned home.
Mrs. Sarah Evans of Salt Lake City,
who has been visiting with friends In
Rock Island for the past three months,
left this morning for her home.
Mrs. Fred Sutcliffe has returned
to her home in Dillingham, Wash.,
after spending three weeks with rel
atives and friends in the tri-clties.
Mrs. T. E. Newland will arrive
here tomorrow from Carthage. Rev.
T. E. Newland has already taken up
his residence at the First Methodist
L. F. Hamilton, E. S. Smith, C.
F. Mortimer and G. W. Kenney of
Springfield spent Sunday with
friends here. They returned home
this morning. '
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHngh of
Lafayette, Ind., have returned to their
home after visiting with Mr. Mc
Hugh's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
McHugh, 1025 Twenty-second street.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tuckis have as
guests at their home Stephen Ray,
a brother of "Mrs. Tuckis, formerly
of Moline, now of Pittsburg, Pa., and
Francis McCarthy, also of Pitts
BE LOST IN FIRES
F. C. Simmons and His Son, Roy,
Last Heard From at Town
of Rainy River.
There are fears that F. C. Simmons
and his son Roy of Davenport are
DAME NATURE HINTS
When the Food Is Not Suited.
When nature gives her signal that
something is wrong it is generally
with the food. The old dame is al
ways faithful and one should act at
To put off the change Is to risk
that which may be Irreparable. An
Arizona man says:
"For years I could not safely eat
any breakfast. I tried various kinds
of breakfast food, but they were all
soft, starchy messes which gave me
distressing headaches. I drank
strong coffee, too, which appeared
to benefit me at the time, but added
to the headaches afterwards. Toast
and coffee were no better, for I
found the toast very constipating.
"A friend persuaded me to quit the
old coffee and the starchy breakfast
foods, and use Postum and Grape
Nuts instead. I shall never regret
taking his advice. I began using
them three months ago.
"The change they have worked In
me is wonderful. I now have no
more of the distressing sensations In
my stomach after eating and I never
have headaches. I have gained 12
pounds in weight and feel better in
"Grape-Nuts make a delicious as
well as a nutritious dish and I find
that Postum Is easily digested and
never produces dyspepsia symp
toms." "There's a Reason."
Get the little book, "The Road
to Wellvllle," in packages.
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true and full of human
Is in the
Talking Machine "World
322 Brady Street
among the victims of the Minnesota
forest fires. Mr. Simmons and his eon
left Davenport a week ago, and were
last heard from at Rainy River, one
of the devastated towns. The press
dispatches state that four Davenport
people were burned to death, but fail
to give their names.
NOMINATION STILL OPEN
Democratic Congressional Committee
to Meet Again Thursday!
The Fourtarnth district democratic
congressional committee met pursuant
to the Monmouth adjournment in the
headquarters of the Rock Island coun
ty committee in the State bank build
ing this afternoon. An organization
was perfected by the election of Ii. K.
Downing of Joy, Mercer county, as
chairman, and J. S. Sloan of Biggsville,
Hendersoncounty, as secretary. The
declination of Hon. E. W. Hurst of
the nomination was formally tendered
and accepted with regrets.
The committee, after an extended
discussion of available candidates, ad
journed to meet at Monmouth at 11
o'clock next Thursday morning, to take
CAMBRIDGE PIONEER DEAD
J. K. Shannon, Long Time Resident,
Was 9.1 Years of Age.
Cambridge, 111., Oct. 10. (Special.)
J. E. Shannon, for more than half a
century a resident of this place, died
at 2 p. m. Saturday, aged 93 years and
6 months. He was born in Butler
county, Ohio, and came to Cambridge
in 1838. living here ever since. He is
survived by his wife and two children,
William of Brooklyn, Iowa, and Mrs.
Mary Fickland of Yankton, S. D. The
funeral was held this afternoon. Rev.
J. D. Calhoun of. Lacon, 111., officiat
ing. Macomb Extension for R. I. S.
Macomb people have been given to
understand, according to the Journal
of that place, that a decision is soon
to be made in regard to the exten
sion to Macomb of the Rock Island
Southern railroad. It is said that the
matter will be taken up within the
next week and a definite proposition
made to the people of the McDonough
Lambert Tree Dead.
Chicago, Oct. 10. Lambert Tree, for
mer circuit court judge of Chicago, one
time minister to Belgium and Russia,
in the Piano "World
We Sell them BOTH
and one of the oldest and best known
pioneer publicists of Illinois, died of
heart failure yesterday at the Waldorf
Astoria in New York following his re
turn from England.
COLLECTION OF $242,000
Kpisropal Church Name Unchanged
"Open Pulpit" Clause Hiding. -
Cincinnati. Oct. 10. What is de
clared to be the largest collection
ever taken up on plates by any
church in America, funds aRsregat
ing $242,000, an interpretation by
the house of bishops upon the "open
pulpit" subject and refusal to
change the name of the church were
among the most important matters
transacted by the triennial conven
tion of the Protestant Episcopal
The bishops ruled on the "open
pulpit' Question that the law pro
vides that only ordained clergymen
may occfcpy pulpits of the church.
Vermont's Gain 12,000.
Washington, Oct. 10. The popula
tion of the tate of Vermont is 353.9r.C,
an increase V 12.315.
All the nVs all the time The
mmsmi Stoves & Ranges
LARGEST STOVE PLANT rlJTrlE WORLD,
for hard or soft fcoal and
low that you can'tlhelp but "take notice." "Jewel" and
"Monitor" stoves eed no introduction. They are "it"
in the stove line.
Look them over b?(ore you buy elsewhere.
Allen, Mvkrs & Company
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SHOOTS WIFE AND SELF
Kewanee Man Wound Woman in
Arm but SI'" Will Live.
Kewanee, 111., Oct. 10. After
shooting his wife twice Willis E.
Melbourne, aged 52. fled to a field
iwo miles southwest of the city,
where he killed himself by firing a
bullet into hfc head. Mrs. Melbourne
who is a daughter of a pioneer busi
ness man, escaped dath by throwing
her light arm before her face. Both
bullets entered her arm, but she is
not dangerously wounded. Mel
bourne had made threats recently,
and he and his wife had been living
The Old Reliable
J. P. Williamson's new and 2d
band store has returned to Rock Is
land and will be conducted under
the firm name of Carney fc Thomp
son. It runs just the same as "J.
P." used to run It. We will pay
more for your goods and sell cheaper
than anyone else.
CARNEY & THOMPSON
Old Phone JOSH, 152.5 Second Ave.
Hock Inland, III.
Our line is now complete in ev
ery detail. Cast and steel
ranges, coal stoves, heaters
wood. Our prices are so
New Phone S816