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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JULY 8. 1011.
Three of County Jail Inmates
Redecorating Conrt House
DOING VERY NICE WORK
All Are Professions Inside Painters
Who Are Being Held by tbe
The county is having some much
ceeded work done at tbe court
house and at a very small expense
to tbe tax payers thanks to tbe fact
thit among tbe prisoners at the
county Jail are tbree really good in
side painters and decorators. Since
tbe erection of tbe court bouse in
1SS6 nothing in tbe way of renewing
or redecorating the interior wal!3
has been done other than to go over
them with wall paper cleaner. This
latter has been done but once and
It had very little effect as the walls
are the rough carpet float finish,
which has become popular in large
UOINCi -NICK WORK.
The three prisoners, two of whom
are serving time and the other be
ing held pending a hearing before
the grand Jury, are now at work in
the county clerk's office. They fir.-:.
Ko over the walls and ceiling with a
F'jlutum which fills up the pores in
th? plaster. A patent paint or stain
known as merisco is then applied,
big calsomine brushes beiug usoa in
this work so as to put it on in a
hurry. All that the county has to
pay for is the material used and
this would be a very small part of
the bill if the labor had to be paid.
The sheriff's office, including three
rooms, has already been redecorated
lu.ci the office now presents a very
rrrrty appearance. After the county
cork's office is taken care of the
fl rr workers will go to the circuit
1 -.': .ffife and if their time has
I c? expired when they are through
fb-e. th.y will visit the county
tr?rtjr(r' rooms afterwards. Their
v r.r;: vi-l'l put the court bouse in ei.-
WBKE AXXIOCTS TO WORK.
It requirtd no coercion on the part
of Sheriff Bruner to get the painters
to go to work. They were more than
anxious to get away from behind the
bars during the day time. Two of
them could have been forced to
work as their sentences permitted
such action on the part of the of
ficials, but the man who is awaiting
the action of the grand Jury had a
right to refuse had he chose. The
conditions in the crowded Jail and
out in the cool court house con
trasted so strongly, however, that he
was more than willing to work for
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Colonel George W. Burr arrived
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assumed charge of the Rock Island military station. Colonel B irr's ai
Iiointment by Chief of Ordnance Crozier to sut-rped the late Colonel F.
E. Hobbs. was related in The Argus at the time the assignment was
SCOTT IN DENIAL
IN BARNETT CASE
Attorney Explains His Connec
tion With Girl Who Involved
CALLED BY YOUNG WOMAN
Tell Him of Having Taken Carbolic
Acid in Attempt to End Her
Ivife IU at Time.
Rock Island, July S. Editor The Ar
gus: Since my name has been us-d in
an affidavit signed by one Mabelle
Barnett. and published by you in last
evening's issue of your paper, permit
me to tell what I know of the case:
One day the latler part of last week
I was called to Justice Nissen's office,
as a party there wished to see me. I
went, and found a girl who gave the
name of Mabelle Barnett lying on a
Bofa. She was crying, and admitted in
my presence that she had taken car
bolic acid with a view to taking hcj
life, but a doctor practicing in this
city (whose name I have) was called
in and had relieved her. She told me
a tale of mistreatments that would
have arousf-d the sympathy of any
rightly constructed man, and said that
she wanted James R. Reynolds arrest
ed. I was also shown a box of letters
which she said Mr. Reynolds had writ
ten her. She personally asked me to
help her, and I Informed her that she
could swear out a complaint, and that
she should then lay the matter before
the state's attorney. I left the office
before the complaint was drawn. I
did not meet John Looney there, nor
have I ever spoken to or conferred
with him about the case.
HEFl'SES TO PHOSEriTE.
I did not see the girl again until af
in Charge at Arsenal
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from Atlanta, Ga., yesterday and
ter Mr. Reynolds' arrest, when she
came to my office and wanted me to
go over to the police station and help
prosecute Reynolds. This I refused
to do, and I so informed Mr. Wenger,
the assistant state's attorney, over the
phone when he called from the station.
Mr. Wenger is an honorable man, and
1 think the girl must have told him
the same story that she told me, or he
would not have allowed Mr. Reynolds
to have been bound over to the grand
jury, as he was. Miss Barnett also
told the same story that she told me
to one of the most prominent clergy
men in our city. I will be glad to give
this clergyman's name to any one who
may desire to inquire of me.,
WISHKS Kl I.I. INQllllV.
Whether or not powerful influences
have seen the girl, I leave the public
to judge. My sole and only connection
with the case was as above stated. I
sincerely trust, however, since this new
phase of the case, that Miss Barnet.
be subpoenaed at once to appear before
the next grand jury, that this matter
may be fully inquired into.
JOHN K. SCOTT.
APPEALS TAKEN IN
'a-K on lHx-ket in District Court to
lie Carried Higher by Parties
to the Actions.
The case of W. W. Williams
against the Corn Products Refining
company on the docket in the dis
trict court in Davenport has been ap
pealed to the United States district
court upon applicaion of Attorneys
Iane & Waterman for the defendant
company. The amount involved in
the suit is over $2,000 and it is al
leged that the parties interested are
residents of different states. Wil
liams is suing for $20,000 for alleg
ed injuries received.
Attorney J. A. Hanley for the
plaintiff in the case of W. J. Helmel
vs. the Independent Brewing and
Malting company has also filed no
tice of appeal of the case to the su
preme court of the state. Error on
the part of the court and refusal
to admit important testimony are
claimed as grounds for the removal.
GIRL BADLY BURNED
Wa Playlnj; With Matches and Dress
IW-rame Ignited Has Fxjual
Cliance for Kecovery.
Emma P-yland, the 4-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John By
land, residing at 14 50 West Sixth
street, Davenport, is at the Daven
port hospital suffering with severe i
burns about the body, the result of
the child playing with matches in
the back yard of her home Thursday
afternoon. Her chances for recov-
cry are about equal.
The matches ignited the girl's
: dress and her screams attracted her
mother who was working inside the
I house at the time. She immediately
rushed to the child's assistance and
tore most cf her clothing from her !
body. The child's hands, feet and
face were not burned by the flames.
WILL IS PROBATED
Mahlstedt Instrument Gives Kstate
to the Deceased's Widow. j
The will of the late Daniel Mahl-I
stedt of South Mol'-ne was probated i
this morning by Judge B.- S. Beli;
in the probate court. The docu-1
ment provided that the estate of the;
deceased be given to the widow, j
Mrs. Jennie Mahlstedt. and that she'
act as executrix. The instrument
was drawn and dated 31. lilt, i
General Revival of Discussion
of Improvement of Busi
SEEM READY FOR IT
Property Holders and Business Men
on Second Avenue and Third
There Is a general revival of the dis
cussion of asphalt paving among the
property holders and business men
along both the main avenues of Rock
Island Second and Third. Indeed,
people naving interests on Fourth
avenue are likewise beginning to sit
up and take notice of the deplorable
condition of that thoroughfare in cer
tain sections. There Is talk of a meet
ing of representatives of Second and
Third avenue Interests to serlousjy
discuss petitioning the municipal com
mission to repave districts of these
two streets yet this summer. It is be
lieved the work could be accomplished
economically, and with Second avenu3
now practically cleared of unsightly
poles, one of the prettiest business
streets in the three cities would result
from asphalting the present surface,
between Fifteenth and Twentieth
THIRD AVRJflTK, TOO.
On Third avenue, too, there is a
general movement in favor of asphalt,
from Fifteenth to Twentieth street. As
to Fourth avenue the pavement is in
such condition in spots that some
thing must be done at once and while
there are property holders there who
are public spirited enough to want to
see the work done right and a per
manent job made of it at once, the
probability is that the brick will be
relaid where it is necessary' to make it
passable, and the street given moie
attention after Second and Third ave
nues are attended to.
WILL SPREAD IF STARTED.
Twentieth street from First avenue
backaafaraeFourthavenuelsin need of
repairing, and the indications are that
if asphalting is once started in the
business section the work will not stop
until a ood-sized area several blocks
square is completed.
TRIES TO SUICIDE
Moline Barber Tires of Life and
Shoots Himself With a
WOUND IS NOT FATAL ONE
Bullet Plows Through Outer Part of
Forehead, hut Hoes Xot F.nter
George Wall, a Woodhull barber,
who came to Moline in April and se
cured work at his trade at the barber
shop of Daniel .1. Zook at 1"30 Fourth
avenue, attempted to commit suicide
about noon today by shooting himself
with a revolver. He held the muzzle
of the weapon against his forehead
and pulled the trigger. The bullet
plowed its way upward from a point
i above the right temple, but the wound
was not fatal and he will recover.
TIHKO OK I.IKE.
After returning from lunch. Wall st
down in his barber chair atid an
nounced to a fellow worker that he
was tired of life and that he had a
notion to kill himself. His coworker
thought be was joking and to make U
good he told Wall there was a gun
in a drawer in front of the chair aid
that it was waiting to be used. Wail
took the gun and used it much to the
horror of the other.
HELD FOR SPEEDING
Ed Slevfn Charged by Officer Church
With Running Too Fan in
Long View Park.
Ed Slevin, proprietor of a taxieab
service line, was arrested yesterday
on a warrant sworn out by Park Po
liceman C. C. Church, charging him
with exceeding the speed limit for
automobiles while driving in Long
View park Thursday night. The of
ficer claims that the driver went
around one of the curves in the park
at a rate of speed considerably high
er than six miles an hour. The case
was at first made on a city warrant
but when H. M. MrCaskrin. attor
ney for the defendant raised a ques
tion as to the legality of the proced
ure, the case was dismissed in po
lice court and a state warrant for
the same offense was issued from
the court of Justice J. H. Cleland.
The case Is being heard this after
noon. In the Police Court.
Jesse Wilson and C. W. Smith, a
pair of colored fellows who were out
for a time yesterday, were arrested by
Officer A. Kinsley. Wilson was fined
5 and costs for drunkenness and Smith
was sent to the county jail for 10 days.
Neighbors of Mr. Zaboosky, 2705
Seventh avenue, today entered com
plaint against him in the police court
before Justice C. J. Schroeder. charg
ing that he used offensive Ianguat
when they requested that he discon
tinue some practices that were oSnn-'
i-.e. In order that both sides m i
furnish witnesses to provide sufficient
testimony, the case was continued till
OLD LANDMARK IS
TO BE TORN DOWN
One of Karly Buildings on Eigh
. teentli Street Will lie Razel
j Within a short space of time one
lef the old landmarks in the city, tie
little building at 220 and 222 Eigh
teenth street, will be a thing of th
past as L. S. McCabe, the owner, haa
issued orders to the tenants to vacate
immediately so that the work of razins
can be commenced Monday. The
building is an old frame structu-e
years. It was one of the first resl-!
dences in the city and was built before
Eighteenth street became a business
thoroughfare. Within the last few
years, it has been used by business
firms for temporary oflice quarters, and
of late for a colored barber shop and
for sleeping apartments.
The condition of the building has
become such that its razing is a mat
ter of necessity. There is danger
that it will collapse if it is left stand
ing any longer. Its razing will be
an improvement to Eighteenth street.
The vacated property will be used for
the time being as a drive leading to
the L. S. McCabe & Company store.
The block is to be further improved
by the laying of a cement sidewalk
around the McCabe property along
Eighteenth Btreet and Third avenue.
Miss Mae Culton has gone for a few
days' visit in Peoria.
Mrs. J. Schaab has returned from
Chicago where she visited for two
Bishop and Mrs. John M. Waldec
left this morning for Dayton, Ohio, en
route to their home in Cincinnati.
Miss Catherine Friend of Albany, 111.,
is spending a few days with Mrs. H.
E. Potter at 1027 Sixteenth street.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Karr, 997 Elev
enth anue, announce the birth cf
an 11-pound son, born Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. A. L.. Petcher and son
Richard left this morning for Monroe,
Wis., to visit with Mrs. Petcher's
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Graham and
daughter left this morning for an
extended visit with relatives in
Dr. Joseph De Silva has returned
from Joliet and Chicago where he ha
been for the last three days. He has
been elected president of tbe Joliet
James Guthorsom, formerly of this
city, but in more rectnt recent years
located in Cheeotah. Okla., has re
turned to Rock Island to make his
Robert R. Reynolds leaves tonight
for Atlantic City to attend the na
tional convention of the Elks. He
goes as the representative of the lo
Miss Laura Baer of Clinton. Iowa,
arrived in the city this morning anil is
spending a few days at the home of
her aunt. Mrs. Irving 1). Buigh, ZZu
Dr. A. 11. McCatidless will leave this
evening for St. Paul, where he will join
his family, who are visiting at the home
of his ilaughter, Airs. George K. Mich
ael, and where he will remain for a
CAUSE OF ALARM
Fire Department Has a Xeedletig Hun
to Down Town Dis
trict. Throwing a piece of burning papr
from an upstairs window caused an
alarm of fire to be turned in to th
cc-ntral fire station at 9:05 last even
ing and summoned the companies to
John F. Hoberts residence, 1407 Eighth
avenue. On their arrival they fourd
that a passerby seeing the burnics
paper had taken for granted there wad
a fire and had rushed to the fire alarm
box to summon the fire department.
MKS. HOXCKXA C I KVERICH.
Mrs. Roxcena Ix.verich. aged 80
years, passed away at the home of her
daughter, Miss Lonie Iieverlch, ISIS
P'ortieth street, at 6 o'clock this morn
ing, death coming from the infirmities
of age. She leaves to mourn her death
four children, William H. of Stockton,
Mo., Frank W., Kirk, and Miss Louie
all of Rock Island. Mrs. Leverich was
born in Plymouth, N. V., April 2, 1831.
February 10, 1S57, she was married to
Narhan Ieverich of Steuben county, j
Ind., the couple becoming pioneer re'-1
dents of Wilton, Iowa, that same year, j
Mr. Leverich died 29 years ago. and j
for the last 10 years Mrs. Leverich has
lived with her daughter in this city.
She has always been a Methodist, and
on coming to this city became a com
municant of the First Methodist
church. The funeral will be held from
the home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. Rev. T. E. Newland will con
duct tbe services. Burial will take
place at Chippiannock cemetery.
Henry Grams, aged 16 years, only
son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grams,
died at the home cf her parents,
1227 Thirty-sixth street at 3:15 this
morning after an illness of one week ;
from malaria and stomach trouble, j
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greatest services we perform cost our clients absolutely nothing.
Tbe individual needs this bank to help him make his income
go farther and to turn some of it into a permanent asset.
The small business man needs this bank's help to make his
This bank is here to serve all the people and its officers will
be glad to talk to any having need of banking service.
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
Capital S200.000.00 Surplus $100,000.00
PIUL M1TCIIFIX, President. I. 8. WHITE, Vice President.
K. T. ANDEKSOX, Cashier. C. F. CHAXNOX, Assistant Cashier.
OOCRTEOCS ATTKXTIOX TO ALL.
He was born in Rock Island June 21,
1895, and attended the German
Lutheran schools. The funeral will
be from the home Monday at 2:30
p. m. Rev. Ph. Wilhelm of the
German Lutheran church will of
ficiate. Burial will take place in the
German Lutheran cemetery.
GIRL IS HELD FOR
THE THEFT OF $55
Accused of Taking a I'urse and Con
tents From a Moline Home
Is in Jail.
Charged with larceny, Clara De
Grieze, 1717 Second street, Moline, was
today bound over to the grand jury in
the sum of $500 bonds and committed
to the county jail.
She is accused of taking a purse
containing $53 from the home of Mrs.
Leonie DePape. The purse was found
Ion her garments, but contained only
$28.;i. The girl will probably be sent
to the reform school.
ENGLISH CHAMPION HERE
World Famous Checker Player at the
V. M. C. A.
Alfred Jordan, world's famous check
er player, will be at the local V. M. C.
A. club rooms this evening, playing
local followers of the game. He had
j nine boards going this afternoon and
j kept all his opponents thinking. 11
j seemed able to keep in mind each
and only a glance was necessary lor
li i in to decide upon his move.
Milk Inspector Here.
Dr. C. K. Crawford of Rockford.
state milk inspector, is spending th-3
day in Rock Island in company wi;h
Dr. G. G. Craig, health commissioner.
He paid a viit to the local dairies and
' cnml out tTiorriiiih in:ricrt innst nf ihe
premises and tows.
Licensed to Wed.
Nelson Hennlngcr Davenport
Miss Emma (Jrothusen Davenport
Robert Hoffman Davenport
Miss Gladys Chase Chicago
Jessa W. Thomas Davenpo.t
Mrs. Myrtle Hughes Davenport
John De Sotel Muscat ine
Miss Edna I. Durham Muscatiit.?
Children use it like grown-ups,
Shines so easily. No turpentine.
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Hair dressing that is correct, elegant and becoming.
Manicuring that is gentle and -thorough.
Scalp treatment for hair that is falling or turning gray.
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Combing3 made to order. Will call at homes if desired. Even
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RAINS IN SPOTS
AND MORE HEAT
experiences or Last rugnt witn
the Promise for the Next
WEATHER MAN IN DANGER
Tulkhig of Adopting lpvrate Meth
od in Chicago Which Mny
Spread Out Here.
The local showers that were pre
dicted for last evening came, and tl y
were strictly local showers. The water
fell in spots, in some instances n
bigger than a bed blanket. In certain
sections of the three cities there w.ii
a copious rain fall; in other pans
there was scarcely a ripple. Tin
I uhnu'are u.'nrn rf 1iTfnf Hiiratinn anil Vin 1
hardly so much as a cooling effect.
Out in the country to the south show
er drives are reported.
Tlll HKI'OIIT I rtlRRHIWG.
Tonight and tomorrow night we a:f
assured more rain, but the weather
man has had no compunctions abou'
tacking on a promise for warmc
weather into the bargain. For somo
ieason it is impossible for him to g.'
away from the stove.
Up in Chicago they are threatening
to shoot the official prognosticator "i,
sight the very Instant he hoists li3
rising temperature signal again, and
tli is homicidal tendency may reach
out to the three cities if the provoca
So the man 1n the conning tower
in Davenport had better beware, for a
our German friend says, "enough n
Pleasant Sunday Trip.
Steamer Helen Blair to Musratlna
and return. Leaves at 3 p. m.; return
10 p. m. Fifty cents round trip. Call
distance glasHes in one-piece and
Dolly Bros., Rock Island.