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riTE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 191T.
Henry-Williams of East Moline
Is Identified by Mrs. Rob
NOW IN THE COUNTY JAIL
Oowd Gathered la East Moline Fol
lowing His Arrest and Vio
lence Was Feared.
Henry 'Williams, a negro residing in
East Moline, and positively identified
by Mrs. Swanson as her assailant of
a few days ago, was arrested last
night by the East Moline police. This
morning when brought before her he
was Identified by her as the assailant.
He was hurried down to the Rock Island
county Jail this morning before the
police magistrate had a chance to
make out the papers as a crowd of sev
eral hundred swarmed to the jail as
soon as they beard of the capture and
the police feared for his life.
The negro boards at Twelfth street
and First avenue East Moline and is
employed as a laborer in the foundry
at the Marseilles company. Yester
day morning the negro, passed Mrs.
Swanson's house and she immediately
recognized him. She did not report
the matter to the police, however, un
til that afternoon.
CAPTTRED IN" IlEU.
The East Moline police waited to
make the arrest until they were sure
the negro was in bed. and about mid
night they awoke the landlady and
went up to his room. The ngro had
the door to his room barricad'Hl wih
a chair, but the police forced their way
in. They pulled him out of bed and
told him he was wanted for a fight
which had taken place in a saloon.
They brought him to the jail this
morning he was identified by Mrs.
Rwanson. Ho was bustled down to
Rock Island, as a large crowd had
gathered and it was fared would re
sort to violence. He was handcuffed
and turned over to Sheriff Bruner.
CLAIMS l(( i:f K.
Williams claims ho ran prove an
alibi and that he is not guilty of ihe
crime. He did not work on the day
the crime was committed, a thing
which makes it appear rather black
for him. He claims that 1"' was in
th front yard of his boarding house
drinking beer whn the crime was
committed, and that he can prove it.
The nejrro is very black, lias kinky
hair, and is dressed in jumpers and fn
lndershirt as thr police took him from
his room before he had an opportunity
to dress completely. The ;tpe has
been continued until next Tuesday.
WIl.tltM M. KVIV
News was received today by his
family of the death of William M.
Nevin, 242S Seventh avenue, the de
mise occurring at the home of his
sister, Mrs. C V. Bowen. of Chicago,
where Mr. Nevin was under the care
of a specialist. He had been ill for
a long time, but death was not ex
pected. The remains will be brought
back to this city this evening, Mrs.
Nevin and a son-accompanying them.
Mr. Nevin was well known in this
city, he having been identified with
the first street paving that was laid
here. He wa. born in Muscatine fS
years ago and he came here when !
very young and spent the remainder i
of his life here. In addition to his '
widow, he is survived by two sons, !
Will and Charles, and two daughters, j
-Agatha and Bernice. The funeral ar-
are overcome by us. We
put sufficient yardage in
our garments to give com
fort as well as fit. No mat
ter wLat yoar tuild, we're
looking for your business.
Our fall and winter fab
rics are now ready.
rangements have not yet been com-j
John Rahn, who formerly lived in
Rock Island, and who removed to
Erie four years ago following the
death of his wife, died yesterday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock in the home of
his daughter, Mrs. William Swim
lien, four miles south of Erie. Death
resulted from the effects of an opera
tion which was made ten days ago.
Mr. Rahn was born in Germany and
was in his 72d year. His birthday
was Nov. 11, 1839. In 1865, he came
to this county and for 20 years made
his home in Geneseo. He then re
moved to Rock Island and resided
here for 20 years, and during that
time was in the employ of the Weyer
haeuser & Denkmann Lumber com
pany. He leaves his daughter, Mrs.
Swlmlien, and two sons. Louis Rahn
of Rock Island and Otto Rahn of
South Rock Island. The body will
arrive tomorrow afternoon and ser
vices will be conducted in the Ger
man Lutheran church by Rev. August
Mennicke of Edford. Burial will be
in the German Lutheran cemetery.
Mr. Rahn was a member of the Ger
man Lutheran church.
AUTO SET ABLAZE
Gasoline Being Poured Into
Tank Catches Fire and Ex
MACHINE BADLY DAMAGED
Chauffeur Hurled Out but Not liaIIy
Injured Car Is Pushed Out of
Heat rising from the engine of a
touring car which had just been run
into the garage after a long run,
caused an explosion of gasoline and
the subsequent enveloping of the en
tire machine in fames at 7:30 last
evening in the garage of the Ford
Auto Cab company at the rear of 219
Twentieth street. As a result the
machine -was practically destroyed,
and rendered almost useless. .1.
dailoway. owner of the cornp.u,
in the machine at the time and was)
emptying the contents of a can of j
gar.olino into the supply tank of the!
c.-ir. The fumes were ignited and the I
force of the resulting explosion threw
f'alloway out of the ear. In fighting
the flames his hand was badly burned.
. pish MnnE ni r.
He had just run into the garaae
aftfr a long run and wps fitting the
car for another lone run info the
country. His brother was in the
place with him at the time. With
rare presence of mind, they pushed
the burning machine out of the ga
rage and thereby saved two other
cars from the flames. The fire de
partment aided in extinguishing the
fire. Although the machine was not
entirely destroyed, the loss will
mount tip to moi than $r".on. it is
partially covered by insurance.
FINGER BROKEN BY
FALLING BEER KEG
fjcster Hastings Victim of Painful
Accident While at Work Yes
Lester Hastings, local freight agent
for the White Collar Steamboat line
was the victim of a very painful ac
cident yeiterday afternoon in wh'oh
the third finger of his right hand was
broken. Hastings was checking over
the freight in the warehouse and in
looking for a shipment it was neces-s-ary
to move a large keg of beer. He
got hold of the keg and started to lift
it to one side, but it was so heavy that
it carried him clown to the floor with
it. He was unable to get his right
band out cf the way with the result
that the bone in the third finger snap
ped on at the first joint. A physician
was summoned and dressed the injur
ABBOTT-DETROIT CARS i
NOW REPRESENTED HERE '
1 Tottcn Auto Company Secures the
Agency for This Territory Pre
dict I'heuoiriVuul Sales.
Final arrangements were complet
: ed yesterday by Fred H. Steinhauer,
representing the Abbott Motor com
j pany of Detroit whereby the Totten
i Auto company of this city becomes
! exclusive seliiu? agent in this ter
' ritory for the Abbott-Detroit motcr
cars. The Abbott-Detroit cars, "built
for permanence" are backed by a
guarantee for life from the date of
the original sale by the dealer, in
cludes all equipment with the excep
tion of tires, magneto, lamps, etc.,
which are guaranteed by their re
spettive makers. The 1912 models in
the "44" and the "30" types are now
ready for delivery and Judging from
their successful sale in other sections
of the country the Abbott-Detroit
should be one of the most popular
cars in this vicinity. Abbott-Detroit
owners, men who have driven their
cars long distances and used them for
mnths. are enthusiastic in their
praise of both the cars and its mak
ers. Further particulars regarding
these cars will be found on page 12
in this evenir-g's issue.
Secretary to Talk. !
The boys" meeting at the Y. M. C. A. j
tomorrow afternoon will be addressed,
by Secretary Smedley.
All Day Trip.
To Muscatine Labor Day on steamer
Helen B'.air. leaves 9:15 a. in. Re
turns I p. c. Fare 50c.
fdILK TESTER IS
Device to Be Demonstrated to
Teachers Is Made by Rock
MACHINE HAS A FUTURE
Output Growing Rapidly, 5,000 of
Them Having Been Placed on
Market This Tear.
At this particular time when at ten
tion is being centered on the demon
tration of the Babcock Milk Tester at
the Teachers' institute in the high
school next Tuesday morning, it is in
teresting to know that this tester is
manufactared by a Rock Island con
cern, which has delivered one of its
machines to County Superintendent S.
J. Ferguson to be used on that occa
sion. This concern is the Rock Island
Manufacturing company located on
Fir6t street and Fifteenth avenue, and
has been turning out the testers for
the past two yeara. The plant covers
over three acres. There are two build
ings, the machine shop which is S0xl60
and the foundry, 70x120. These build
ings are equipped with the most up-to-date
machinery the greater part of
which has been installed since the
present concern took over the assets
of the Rock Island Tool company
which formerly operated this plant.
This change occurred about two years
PLANT IS CROWIXt;.
The plant employs 85 men at the
present time which is the dull season
but by the first of the year will have
120 at least. The business of this com.
pany is not confined exclusively to the
manufacture of milk testers but in
cludes vises and other hardware spe
cialties such as hand grinders, anvils,
cast iron mailboxes, hand corn shell
ers, fire proof boxes and sad irons. The
manufacture of the milk testers is a
comparatively new- venture. Last year,
as the company was merely getting
started in this line it only put out 2,
iKmj testers but this year will turn out
ful'y 5.000. The factory is at present
turning out about 25 machines a day.
The tes-ters are not sold to the retail
trade direct but through jobbers.
Large numbers are taken up by the
dairy supply trade and also by cooper
ative dairy conf-ern.-i mostly in the cen.
tral and western states.
SHOWS UIMII A OK 1II.K.
This tester is designed especially
for the faimer who wnnt.s io know
what the milk he is producing is worth
End what, ho should eet for it. also to
know which particular cow gives him
the kind of milk he can sell for the
most money. The tester is made from
iron and steel. It was invented by a
man named Balxock at the time he
was in the employ of the State Univer
sity of Wisconsin, and as lie was work
ing for the state ho refused to have
the machine patented. At the time the
Hock Island Manufacturing company
was contemplating the production of
the machine there were but three or
four firms in this country making
them. As there was a good field for
them it was decided to add them to
the firm's other lines. The local com
pany manufactures the tester complete
with the exception of the glass tubes,
which are purchased. This firm, of
which C. E. Shields is the president,
has not advertised its product very
extensively a t b;:t if the testers
are installed a p:irt of the equip
ment of the various country schools
its business in this line will progress
by leaps and bounds.
BULL DOGS IN A FIGHT
Savage Animals fct Together and
Clifw Kach Other l"p.
People in the vicinity of Seventh
avenue and Twentieth street last
night at about 6:30 witnessed one of
the fiercest dog fights that has ever
occurred in this city. J. N. Lempfert
was walking up Twentieth street with
his bull dog, leading the animal by
the chain, when another bull dog rau
out of a yard and seized Lempfert's
dog by the jaw. Lempfert, seeing that
unless his dog was released it would
be killed, let go cf the chain and the
dogs fought for about fifteen minutes
before they could be separated. The
attacking dog had a chunk torn out of
its throat and at the time the combat
ended was nearly choked to death.
WAS INSULTING WOMEN
C. A. Stake I'ays a Fine in Police
Insulting and frightening ' women
who were waiting for trains at the
Rock Ijls id station last nigh', was the
charge made against C. A. Stake by
Officer Dennis McCarthy who arretted
him. In the police court this morning.
Stake was fined 45 and costs for disor.
E. O. Carlson was fined $3 and costs
Charles Vineyard was fined $2 and
costs for drunkenness.
Condition Is Improved.
A report from his physician says
that the condition of Henry C. Wivill,
A couple to be married on
the big excursion boat
Sidney, Thursday, Sept. 7.
Wrixon's orchestra excur
sion will pay their ex
penses and make them a
734 Twentieth street, I3 more hopeful
today although the patient is not yet
out of danger. Yesterday, as related
in The Argus, Mr. Wivill was stricken
by apcplexy while on his way home
and was taken to St. Anthony's hospital.
WILL OPEN MONDAY
Teachers of County Will Gather at
the High School in Sessions
Twice a Day.
Commencing Monday, the teachers
of Rock Island county will gather in
sessions twice a day at the Rock Is
land high school where the annual
teachers institute will be In progress.
Professor W. C Wilcox of the Iowa
state unirersity and Miss Mabel C
Bragg are the Instructors, the former
talking principally upon American his
tory and the latter ' upon primary
work. It is expected that the institute
will set a new record in attendance.
Hon. E. W. Hurst returned from the
east last night.
W. A. Schaeffer has returned from a
business trip to Chicago.
Benjamin Bahen leaves tonight for
Chicago where he will remain over
Mrs. E. D. France and son J. Harold,
of Indianapolis are visiting her moth
er Mrs. Sadie Egan.
Mrs. Mary Burr and daughter Miss
Grace, of. Aledo, are week-end guests
of W. F. Johnston and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis I. Birdsall have
arrived in Rock Island from the east
where they spent their honeymoon.
Charles E. Evans, former alderman
of Rock Island, now residing in Chi
cago, arrived last night for a visit with
Mrs. Charles McCary leaves this aft
ernoon for her home at Cleveland aft
er a two weeks visit with Mr. and
Fred Larson, Gus Iarson and A.
Zook leave for fhioago tonight to
take in the wrestling match at Chi
cago on Labor day.
Police Sergeant E. P. Kell is off for
his vacation, which he expects to
spend in the lower precincts of Rock
Island county with relatives.
Joe Sness leaves for Chicago tonight
where he will meet his parents and
sister Josephine who are just return
ing from a four months tour of Eur
ope. Dr. and Mrs. Eli Bradford and son
Glen and Paul Bufftini have returned
from a l.i'iiu mibs automobile tour
through the states of Minnesota and
Miss Ruth Young and Glenn Ma3
singill of GaJesburg. Ml., returned
home after having visited a few days
with Miss H. Hultene, 1414 Fifth ave
nue. Carl Frost leaves tomorrow morning
for a two weeks' visit at Chicago.
While there he intends to witness the
Gotch-Hackenschmidt wrestling match
on Labor day.
Mr. and Mrs. Clement. McQuaid and
Mrs. (Just Bertelsen have returned
home from San Francisco, where Mr.
McQuaid attended the national con
vention of the Eagles.
Mrs. O. B. Westphal who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. C. C. Taylor
during her illness has gone to Milwau
kee for a week's stay before returning
to her home in Chicago.
. Will Marquis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Marquis of this city left this
morning for Chicago. From there he
will go to Lake Geneva where he wiil
remain until time to resume his stud
ies at Harvard.
Hon. Champ Clark, speaker of the
house of representatives and orator
of the day at the Labor day celebra
tion at Suburban island Monday, will
arrive in Davenport at 7:10 or there
abouts Monday morning. He will
probably spend the morning in mak- ,
ing a tour of the three cities. His j
speech in the afternoon will be the ;
last one on the program which means .
that he will start about 4 o'clock. In j
the evening he is to be entertained by ;
the democrats of this and Scott coun
ty at the Hotel Davenport.
The Columbia took an excursion to I
Muscatine this afternoon. The boat !
returns at 10 o'clock this evening. ;
The St. Paul will dock here afc 7
o'clock tomorrow morning enroute for j
St. Louis. This will be the last op- i
rortunity this year for tri-city people
to make the trip to St. Louis on this
Committment Is Stayed.
The committment to St. Charles of
Raymond Lundy the Moline youth
found guilty of robbing a shoe stand,
has been stayed and the boy placed
in the custody of his father. The
other lad was taken to the school.
To Coal Dealers.
Bids will be received at the Rock
Island public library until 5 o'clock p.
m. Saturday. Stpt. 2, 1S11, for furnish
ing lump coal for the ensuing year.
C. J. LARKIX.
President of Board.
Arrested en Serious Charge.
James Taylor, a negro, 'was beld to
the grand jury under bonds of $510
this morning. The complainant was
j Ada Francis, who alleges that he is the j
i father of a child that was born several
j days ago. !
I Be It Known to All Union Men.
j We can furnish the union label on j
jour garment whenever desired. Beal j
i Tailoring Co. Illinois Theatre Bldg.
SET A DATE FOR
Yearly Event Will Be Held at
Armory Hall Commencing
WILL TAKE ANYTHING
Committee Designates Long List of
Articles That It Is Desired the
Public Will Give.
The committee appointed by the
Associated Charities to condnct a
rummage sale for the benefit of char
ity, have secured the Armory and
will conduct the sale there beginning
Oct. 12 and continuing through the
balance of the week.
A meeting of the workers will be
called soon to arrange for soliciting
donations, and the city will be can
This is a worthy cause and the
committee requests that all those so
inclined will look this matter up at
an early date, and be prepared to
advise the solicitors of their willing
ness to donate something to the
cause of charty.
WILL. TAKE ETERVTHIXG.
The public will be notified through
the papers when and by whom the so
liciting w-ill be done.
The committee solicits clothing of
all kinds, hats and caps, boots and
shoes (tie mates together) over
shoes, gloves and mittens (tie mates
together) furniture of all kinds,
sofas, wash stands, bureaus, dress
ers, Btoves of all kinds, kitchen ware,
pans, skillets, irons, buckets, pails,
wringers, washing machines, waffle
irons, griddle irons, wash boilers,
washboards, old brass metal, dres&es,
dress skirts, underskirts, petticoats,
ladies' underwear, hose, cloaks, jack
ets, -capes, furs, throws, neck wraps,
bonnets and hars, flowers, feathers
and hat trimmings, childrens' caps,
misses and .childrens' underwear,
boys' clothing of all kinds, over
coats, men's underwear, hats and
caps, pictures, bibles, testaments and
magazines (tie volumes together),
dolls, toys, picture books, pictures
frames, pianos, organs, violins, gui
tars, mandolins, sheet music, music
books, picture mouldings, wall paper,
dishes, crockery, canned goods, hard
ware of all kinds, lace curtains, win
dow shades, curtain fixtures, carpets,
rugs, hassocks, piano covers, doilies,
table scarfs, fancy work of all kinds,
towels, napkins, table cloths, vases,
silverware, .jewelry, clocks, watches,
spectacles, eye Masses, tumblers,
urns, flower stands, piano stools,
soap, chool supplies, wrsting tabs,
apples, fruits of all kinds, potatoes,
garden implements, hoes, rakes,
lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, apple
parers. novelties of all kinds, garden
hoso and garden sprinklers, doors,
cushions, mattresses, shirts, collars,
cuffs, neckties. Jellies, jams, pre
serves, canned fruit and all other ar
ticles of value.
want ni.n RrnBKH.
The committee solicits as a special
line all kinds of old rubbers, past use
or wear, overshoes, rubbers, garden
hose, rain coats, bicycle tires and the
like which will be disposed of as old
The committee includes Wirt Tay
lor, chairman; Miss Mary Carter,
"Brown's Basieess College
New Classes Start Tuesday Morning
or Monday Morning
This Will be the Largest
the History of Browns' ROCK ISLAND
Start with the New Class-The position is waiting for You
NIGHT SCHOOL OPENS SEPT. 18,
Phone West 1676 L. M. B. DEWEY, Prin.
Monday is Labor Day,
The Big McCabe Stores
Will Be Closed All Day
OPEN Tuesday with many special
attractions which will be ad
vertised in the papers Monday. The
aforesaid merchandise attractions
will be much in evidence. Come
Tuesday because it will surely be
You'll also find much to interest
and help you prepare the child for
school. Dresses, Shoes, etc., ready
L. S. McCABE & CO.
Mrs. C. T. Dugard, Miss Dina Ram
ser, W. S. Parks.
l Effect of New Ornamental Posts
on Second Avenue Causes
Demand for More.
BEAUTIFY THE STREET
iive Metropolitan - piM-ara nee .Now
Wanted Below Seventeenth
The new- ornamental curb liphts re
cently installed on Second avenue be
tween Seventeenth and Nineteenth
streets, which were looked upon by" the
property owners in other section. of
the business district as jm experiment,
have met with approval everywhere.
They keep the street nearly as liht
as day during the hours of dnrknoF
until midnight and their effect is one
Children use it like grown-ups.
cl: aici'ir' No turnenline.
THE F. F. DALLEY CO.. Ltd. Buff. W. V. H.milua. O.t. ;E3jiaJySia
Opens Sept. 4th
Are Not Enrolled Yet,
the College Saturday Evening
of beauty. There are stjll several
short stretches in the above mentioned
two blocks where the lights have not
yet been installed and when they are
the merchants along there will cer
tainly have reason to congratulate
MOHK I.K.IITS Ti;n .
The success of the experiment ha
caused a desire for more lights of a
similar design in the business streets,
especially alone; Second avenue from
Kifteenth to Seventeenth streets, and
around Spencer square..
CIGAR STORE PURCHASED
t'larcnce Wilmcrtnn Pipo.cs of Hi
Lately Acquired ItusiiicKN.
deal was losed this morning
whereby the cigar store at the corner
of Twentieth street and Second
iimp iittn-d by Clarence Wilmert'in
ci'incs into the posficsrfinn ( f Palii
Stark and (llcnn Coble. Stark was
fcrmoiiv in the service of tlio Tri-Cit
Railway company while Johlo. has late
ly been emploved at. the Arcade ejg.ir
store. Moth yonpg men are weil
Known In this city.