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THE ROCK ISIJAXD ARGUS. MONDAY, JULY 24, 19W.
Local Police Aid Detective Mc
Donald in Clearing Up
NEGRESS HAD THE STONE
m GrTen It by Sam Wynn Who
Stole Sparkler From Pronii
nirnt Rochester Family.
The last of the diamonds secured
by the thif who perpetrated the fa-j
moot Chapin oiarnond robbery at I
Rochester lae December, was turn-,
a hark to it nvnor Charles ChaDin
todav by the local police who assist-j
ed Detective John F. McDonald of
Rochester in locating the stone, a
beautiful large diamond valued by
the Chapin family at $2,500. The
sparkler was lately in the possession
of Bessie Lewis, colored, the ie"t-;
neart cf the fellow woo made me
aul. Sb was placed under ar- !
rst in Chifago last week by Detec-;
tive McDonald and was brought to
:.'ok Island. The detective. aid"d by
" of Police James W. Brion, '
i"S the stone to a party to whom
.! been sold by a Davenport
c. wr t,roker. The woman was taken
ha k U Chicago last night and if
aei-estmry extradition papers will be
ecured to take her back to Ns
York etdte i
BKI.I. BOT H TEMPTED. j
Thr; robbery which has just been'
loard up within the last f"w days.'
i;afllod the police for mon'hs. Ham
Lei Wynn, colored, formerly a bell
boy in a. Rochester hotel, was shad
owed until finally the crime was
traced to h"3 door and he has con
fessed. The bell boy was allowed to
come Into the Chapin appartmcnts at
a Rochester hotel and attend to lit
tle duties which had bften afsisned
to him. He was trusted impl!citly. r
One day a diamond brooch, valued
at $l?,0or and containing 6 0 one
carat diamonds and a two carat dia
mond as:d ' er-vfcral 6ina!it.r stones
Wynn was arrested, aud though ex- ;
.mined an1 "sweated" for 10 hours, he '
prrriiied in his innocence. He remain- j
ed io Rochester, though he was dis-;
chared from the hotel Ull to weeks j
ao, wm.n ne wem io liaiiimore. iiu
waa shadowed and finally arrested. He Dr. A. H. McCandless has return
confessed to the robbery and gave a j from St. Paul where he visited
cirw through which the brooch was with his daughter, Mrs. George Mi
localed. A bro' her-in law. working a i ihaels.
a deck hand on a boat, had been given
the jewels. After stealing the jewels,
Wynn had wrapped them in his over
alls and then buried them In the cel
lar. Uur he sent them to bis rela
rie. wiih the exception of one atouf.
talui.4 at $2,&oo and an heirloom of ;
'Me Chauln family. j ing at Black Lake, Mich.
civks ose to guECTHEABT. j Mis8 j, Gray returned to her
That ore utone he expreseel to hii i home in St. Ixuis Saturday night af
wthairu Bessie l-A-wis. She came . er visiting for a week at the home
to Rock lland in the winter, and in f Mr. and Mrs. John Kiuney.
April, btiug short of funds, asked aj Bert zinimer aild r.mil stork left'
inral colored man ;o advance her some j for chjg,, yesterday morning on a j
money ckj it. He did so, but later he re- 10.day buainess trip. Mr. Stork .villi
turned it to B6sie Lewis. One night I uke , Ka,juate course at he
the wuoian went to the police station j Croonberg school of designing a:id '
and informed Chief Brian that the man
had twxi 1 the stoae away, and had i:
ail, mud it was smaller than before.
Hue was advised to return to the sta
tion qn another day, and in the mean-
while aa investigation would be
ducted. The woman never returned
luKiuad she went to a Davenport pawn
broke and pawned the tttone for $175.
rnea he went to Chicago.
CHRISTIAN ARMY IS HERE
Hold Kirst Src-virne at Square Satur
The Christian Army announces
that It has commenced work In this
city with a gospel meeting held Sat
urday nigfct at Market square. The
army headquarters will be at 225
Use your ordinary care
and good Judgment 'n baking
with Whitr Swan Flour sod
results are bonnd to
The wheat nsed in White
Swaa Flour is U-ted for the
bk:nc Qualities and all cf that
baking strer.cth is worked into
Tte testing process also
litres thit the quality of
Wbue Swan Flour will always
be the same. Because cf this
ti-e mill enables us to make
this guarantee a&y sack that
fails to give absolute satisfac
tion w'.ll be bought back from
jcti ar tLe full price. Lt us
.t-nd you a siuk this week.
4 pounds $1.60
SITTIG S STAMMER,
515 Seventeenth Street
Tum ph'-ues. Voi U. VeC 59
Twelfth street. Captain C. H. Engle,
public to attend the meetings and :
asks that all Christian workers who '
are willing, unite with the army in '
its work. i
OUT AGAIN; IN AGAIN;
AL ANDERSON IS BACK
i Star Barler at County Bastile Jets
! a Brief Ttesjrite but Returns
i All Rlpht.
! Al Anderson, formerly one of the
star boarders at the county bastile. ,
is hack there again for a period of,
i 30 days as the result of a string of
! abuse which he tr'ed to hand out to
Sheriff O. I.. Brutier Saturday night.
After listening to the tirade for a
if" snen arrfw.ru
and this morning Magistrate C. J.
Smith sent him down for a month
for disorderly conduct
Frank Olson was assessed $1 and
cost? for disorderly conduct this
Gabriel Green, colored, was fined
$2 and costs this mnrninex for
drunkenness. He was arrested Sat-
Irebe Johnson, arrested by Officer
Pearson Saturriav nieht was finer! SI
and costs this morning for disorderly j
EAST END WOMAN
KNOCKS OUT MAN
Npiron Toulnian IJite Off More Than
He Oan Chew When He Start
Trouble With Ri-.e Johns.
Because she refused to pay him
a sum cf money which he claimed
was due him on an old account, Spi
ron Toulruan, an east end resident,
attacked Rose UohnB, but he was
knocked out by the woman 'n the
first round. Rose proved that hhe
was a fighter and it was a hard mat
ter to make her desist after she had
started. Offi'er McCarthy arrested
the pair and this morning Spiron was
unto i. ana rosis ana nubp nou-
ble that amount. Bu'h will serve
out the fine ait the county jail.
" 9 j
t a at, i , t a i ,
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ingram and son j
and I Mrs. -Bowen leave
siewaxi .arqu.s jen iuia morning ,
on the steamer W. W.. as the guest
of John Streckfus, Jr., on a south
Miss Mabel Payne, accompanied by1
vila n, ieft thia BOCn for an out.
Charles Fiebig and Louis Schnit-
ger have returned home after a, -cruise
of 10 days down the Mississ- Jonas Beur Makes of ,ar,ial THIEVES
in-lnoil! river to Hennepin and through
the canal to the Mississippi and
Lieutenant R. C. Cummings, lateiy
assigned to duty in the ordnance corj j
on the Rock Island arsenul arrived to-
day and took up his duties on the
j Land. He will live in Davenport until
quarters are suppnea mm ou tue in
land. Mrs. J. Alvin Shadinger, accom
panied by her daughter, Vivian, ar
rived last evening to join her hus
band, who came here recently to take
up Ms duties as clerk in the light
house inspector's office in the Safety
Mr. and Mrs. Shadinger
m me corner oi iweirin
j str-et and Thirteenth avenue. : commissioner Rudgren submitted the
; Chicago Record HeraM: Miss Rliz- ; plans for the insiallation of steel cases
aboth MoHwgb of the lxinxton liotei in tfce ault iu the city clerks office,
jhas returned from Moline, 11!.. whciejand on its approval by the committee,
she was the guest of Miss Dorotnea j presented a resolution whereby the
'f.epnens. suss tepnens accompaniea j
miss .vicMugn liome, wnere tney werelb.dg Th. rppolnHon -aR rBrr
j met by Miss Irene Swt.arint.eu of
j Hillings. Mont., who was a guest of
I Mrs. mariea McHugh during hor
daughter's absence. Miss Swearing. n
left yesterday for her home io the
weet and Miss Mflliich will .f to 1
Mkhiean to snend a eounle of t
F. C. Denkmann, who left Rock
Island two weeks ago with F. W.
Reimers for a visit in the Pacific
northwest, came within an ace of be
ing one of the passengers on the
Northern Tacitc train which was
held up by train robbers last Wed
nesday night at Grand Forks. N. D.
He had planned to come home on
that train but at the last minute he
was delayed. He left the west a day
later and arrived home Saturday
tight. Mr. Reimers arrived last
Injured by Car.
j While attempting to dodge an
automobile at Third and Gaines
' street in Davenport this morning at
11 o'clock. Clara VondeBeziere. 613
j First street. Rock Island, ran into a
j street car and was knocked to the
! pavement. Her left arm was broken
' and her face and body were badly
J cut. s-..e was taken to St. Anthony's
! hosp'tal. Her condition Is consid
j ered serious. The girl with relatives
i was watching the circus parade.
Licensed to Wei.
. J. Cfcar'.es Turner Muscarine
; Mis H&ttie Vaniyl Muecatlne
GIRL'S BODY IS
FOUND IN RIVER
i Miss May Foley of Davenport
Was the Victim in the Big
'DISAPPEARED THURSDAY!01 Commissioner Reynolds the work
1 was accepted. ' j
Theories of Both Suicide and Murder
Are Advance! but Which It Was
Will Never He Known.
The body of May Foley, the Daven-
girl supposed to have been the vic
of a tragedy on the government
bridge "Shursday night of last week,
was found floating in the river near
; 1 Jnwood yesterday morning about 8
; o'clock. Mabel Moeller, a little girl
; whose home is near Llnwood, made the
grrwsome discovery. She notified her
' father. Edward Moeller, who with some
ether men tcok the remains out of the
; water and sent word to Coroner F. K.
Rudolf The latter examined the body,
1 and after finding no signs of violence,
j rlrrided that no inquest was necessary.
Accordingly tne body was buried yes
The cause of the girl's death is still
! as much of a mystery as ever. Theo-1
r;es of both murder and suicide have j
, betn advanced, but if is r.o'. known
which is favored by the police, who ;
have been investigating since the first ;
reports on the case. Roy Mabsen. a j
young man who s-pent Thursday even-j
ins with the drowned girl, slates that J
, she apparently was in her usual state j
of mind, but that she dropped one
.eer remarK. wnita migni ieaa one w , theatre and the balcony is being ex
Tdnk her death was premeditated. As , tended over the parquet of the tbe
he left her be said: "Well, 1 will see j atre It wln cover an DUt the first
ou tomorrow." to which she replied: ; 12 row8 of the iower portion of the
I don't know whether you will or not." j house. This will allow- for a large
i v iAK HF.iiN MiRDKit. (increase !n seating capacity. Other
While this sta'ement of the girl ' improvements will be made on the
points to suicide, the presence of two i playhouse after the balcony is com
tinknown men on the bridge at th time ' pleted. Originally the little play-
,ie trapedy occtir.-ed lends strc-i.gth to,
the tl.eorv that she was murdered. The i
the theory tuat she was nsurdr-red. The i
train which was heard by the two
young men who reported to the police I
might well have been that of a terrified
K' 1 Wh ilad hPen ,hrowrn over the j
brHge railing, but it might also have
been the cry of a human being who re-
ra:e u wm probaUy neyer fo !
just what encompassdd
The girl was the daughter of Mr. and '
! Mrs. Michael Foley, 414 Eighth street,
i Her parents and several brothers and
sisters survive her. Up to the time of
hpP rio,h Rh wna Pmninvf.H tn r,rint
shop. She was Just 17 years old.
GREATE A FUND
f!rm mission Makes Permanent,
Appropriation of $1,000
for the Office.
PAY BILLS FROM THIS
U'Krts on I'rogrcss of In
This morning a new fund was creat
ed bv the city commission uuou mo-i
tlon of Commissioner Martin T. Rud
greu to be known as the city etigi-;
neerine fund. The amount was fixed
at $1,000. All bills of the engineering ;
department will be paid from this fund.
The resolution for the establishing of
the new fund was carried, all of the
commission being in favor of it except
Commissioner R. R. Reynolds. He also
opposed the payment of $6.59 to a Chi
cago firm for two steel tanes for the
engineer's department. The bill was
mayor was authorized to advertise for
RKIM.RT ON IVVF.XTOHV. I
Commissioner Jonas Bear presented 1
' l ,uura" mP rporl "l ,ne ,n" !
TeEtPIT Ci'y prPr,y wh,rh n ,B
prcg?l In taking. Saturday night he !
spieled the canvass cf the property
j in the city hall, and he placed the value
Look for Coupon
- 1 ry t Ti
of the entire property, building and
j contents at $51,900.50. This amount
includes all items in the police depart
ment and electrician's room, as well as
the furnishing of the equipment m the
city fire department will be started
ACCEPT CO ' CRETE WORK.
City Engineer Wallace Treichler sub
mitted a report of the work on the con
crete road which has just been com
pleted along Thirteenth avenue from :
Twenty-fourth to Twenty-fifth streets.
I"pon his recommendation and motion
As was stated In The Argus sereral j
days ago, work has been started on the I
! improvement of the Denkmann rark !
j in the west end. In order to save time!
j and money, it is the desire of the park :
board to have a concrete sidewalk laid !
around the park and through it. On
motion of Commissioner Rear, the may-
or was authorized to advertise for bids
for the work.
New Balcony Being Built in the;
Majestic Theatre by Man
FORCE OF MEN AT WORK
I Other Improvements Promised Iater
on Illinois Plan May Re
In order to Increase the seating
capacity of the Majestic vaudeville :
theatre on Eighteenth street, Mana-j
Ker Harry A. Sodini nas arranged
fo an addition to thft balcony. A j
force of men Ja now at work ln tne ;
house seated only about
.ivk in ixom.
The improving of the Majestic
makes it just poss'ble that Mr. So-
dlni has given up his plan for tak-
ing over the Ill'nois theatre and
turning it into a vaudeville house
This plan met with considerable op-
noJg wag Dui,t by pubHc 6UbBCrip. j
tion with the understanding that it
would always be used for the pur-
Pose to which it was dedicated and
! while Rock Island is an excellent
' trtTi-n fn f vftiiflpvill it npvprl hplfsa
relishes the legitimate attractions so
much that taking away its one-night
stand house would not meet with
WED AT DAVENPORT.
ALBERT H. ELLIS. OF THIS CITi'
and Miss Cecelia Murphy of Coal Val-
ley, were married Saturday afternooa
at 5:30 o'clock in Davenport at ti.e
of St. John's Methodic.
church, Rev. F. J. Clark, the patten
of the church performing the cere j
mony. The couple were unattende 1. j
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis left on an evening '
train for Montana where they will rc- i
GET INTO CARS
Some Valuable Freight 1'roin
Rock Island Road. j
Last night several cars belonging 1
to the Rock Island road and contain-;
inc some valuable freight were brok-,
'en into by burglars who helped:
themselves to large quantities of
.goods. Some of the cars were in
Davenpoi t and the others were oi
the tracks in the local yards. Jus
who the culprits were is not known
but Is more than likely that the riff
raff fi;oing the circus which is in
Lmtcnpcrt today, had a hand in the
Breaks His Knee Cap.
Albert Franke, who navigates with
the aid of an artificial peg, had the,
misfortune to fall yesterday afternoon ;
while walking along Second avenue be-j
tween Eighteenth and Nineteenth .
streets. The knee cap of his good peg ;
was split open in the fall. He was re-;
j moved to St. Anthony's hospital, where i
a nhvsician attended him. The wound
, ,d tuEtained lhlte montLs ,
Associated Charities Meetlnfl.
The meeting of the Rock Island As-
sociated Charities called for tomorrow j
evening at the Association house, uaij
been postponed until Thursday eve-j
ning, when the attendance of ail wa.dj
vice presidents and committee mem j
bers Is urgently requested. j
Poker Joints In Moure.
Commissioner E. 1. Eastman of M
line made the discovery Saturday nig'it.
that two gambling rooms were belu?
conducted In the down town disuict
and he at once ordered them to sLat
up shop. As far as could be learned
no regular tools were used, the prln i
pal game being poker. j
Sold Liquor to Boarders. j
Edward DePauw was found guilty on
a charge of selling liquor without a li
cence in the police court in Moline to- '
day, and he paid a Cae of $50 and .
costs. DePauw runs a hoarding house
in the neighboring city, and it was al
leged that he so.d booze to his board- ,
An Endurjpct Test.
"Tlere Is an ncruct of a remark
able endurance test.
rmrh! Some couple been married
for fifty years? Birmingham Ae-Bersld.
MR. JONAS ADEROX.
.Mrs. Jonas Anderson, aged 94. passed
away early this morning at the home of
her son, G. L. Anderson of Orion. Sh?
was born in Sweden, and came to this
country with her husband and children
in 1 SC4. The family settled in Andover.
where Mr. and Mrs. Anderson lived
until the death cf the former in 1S9S,
when she moved lo Orion to live with
her son The other survivors are n
son John of Buford, Wyo.. and a daugh
ter, Mrs. Alex larson of Denver, Col.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at
1:3'" from the home of her son. Rev.
Mr. Miller, pasior of the Swedish Luth
ehan church of Cambridge will of
ficiate. Burial will be at Andover.
REAL JAVA COFFEE.
You May Get a Cup Almost Any Place
, Except In Java.
It seems strwnge that in the far east,
where tea and coffee come from, it In
very ditiicult for the traveler in nearly
all places in India, the Straits Settle
ments aud elsewhere in the orient to
procure a cup of really good tea er
coffee. This, says Sir Frederic S.
I sham, the novelist, although seem
ingly paradoxical, is only on a par with
conditions in so many of our little
American hamlets and villages where
good butter, rich cream and good
chickens for the residents are practi
cally uouobtaiuable, ull of them huving
beeu "sent to town."
In Calcutta I heard an American ln
the best hotel there say to the waiter:
"If this." indicating the contents of
a cup before bim, "Is tea. bring me
coffee. If It is coffee, bring me tea."
And the waiter (an Eurasian), who
had no sense of humor, took away the
drink and pLlogmatically brought some
thing else equally bad. no doubt.
So after India. Burma and the Malay
peninsula we waited with bated breath
for the coffee of Java. "Java coffee!"
The excellence of it was a childhood
tradition. The coffee "mother used to
make" was compounded of real Java.
In Java surely we should find a nectar
of the gods. What did we discover?
An extract of coffee served ln little
casters! It would have made the gods
111. Another illusion gone!
Don't go to Java for real Java cof
fee. You may find it in Ypsllanti,
Mich., or Paris. O., but yon won't un
earth it in Java not for money.
A Cass of Necesstly.
"Why are you breaking up house
keeping?" "My. wife's florist says she'll have to
talre the rubber plant to a different
climate." Washington Herald.
W atch Tower
Get Goirf On the Trolley!
Tuesday, July 25,
Discount on all
Dress Goods and
IcCombS Co-Operative Store Co.. R. I.
BIRDS ALL IS TO
TEST FOR 110LINE
Local Filtration Expert Is Hir
ed to Examine Neighbors'
CITY TO BE COMPENSATED
Work Will Re Done After Hoars at
Rx k Island's laboratory
at the Filter.
Following several consultations
between Lewis I. Birdsall, superin
tendent of filtration in Rock Island,
! Mayor Harry M. Schriver and Com
i mission Rudgren of Rock Island and
I Mayor Carlson arid Commissioner
! Jahns of Moline, negotiations have
been consummated whereby Mr.
Birdsall will make several testa of
water during the next four months
At the great reduction sale at Emig's Tailoring Establishment.
This sale places before yon
made to your order for
(Except all solid blues and blacks).
for the Moline commission. The
work will be done ln hours after he
has completed his regular duties and
at the laboratory of the local plant.
Water to be tested is to be taken
from Sylvan pool and the channel at
ilollne and at the head of Camp
bell's island, and near the intake
Some time ago a civic commission
in Moline began sn Investigation of
drinking water conditions and it is
now desired to determine if chang
ing the location of the intake pipe
would be warranted. The expense
of the change would be large and the
Moline authorities are confident that
the tests will show that H Is unnec
essary. However, the tests will
show the difference In the purity of
the water at the different places.
TO BE COMPENSATED.
The matter of compensation has
not yet been determined, but Mr.
Birdsall will receive the greater per
cent of the remuneration. Rock Is
land will receive for its share, suf
ficient compensation to pay for the
use of the local laboratory.
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