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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912.
CITY SEEKS TO
Wants Circuit Court to Issue
an Injunction Directed
TO CLOSE SALOON-CAFE
I Alleged That Proprietor Has
Openly Defied Administration
to Oust Him.
City Attorney J. F. Witter today
filed petition before Judge W. H.
Gest in the circuit court asking the
court to issue an injunction direct
ed against A. W. Blllburg and en
joining him from operating the cafe
and saloon at 223 and 225 Twen
tieth street. The petition will prob
ably be beard Monday afternoon at
which time the court will either
cause the writ to Issue or refuse as
the case may be.
The bill on behalf of the people
sets forth that Blllburg la and has
been for some time past, operating
jointly a saloon, cafe and gambling
joint. Because of his threats to defy
the city administration to oust him,
the assistance of the circuit court
has been sought.
DEFIES THE CITY.
Blllburg was refused a saloon li
cense In November and the premises
were turned over to Harvey G. Mer
rltt, it being understood that Blll
burg was to have no further interest
in the place. At the same time the
city administration Issued an order
forbidding the running of cafes In
connection with saloons. The bill
alleges that Blllburg has not only
retained his interest in the saloon
but has a door between the cafe and
barroom and sells beer and whisky
In the cafe which Is a harbor and
meeting place for the denizens of
the redlight district.
The petition contains an affidavit
from one W. E. Henderson to the ef
fect that on numerous occasions he
bought intoxicants at the cafe.
BY COLD WEATHER
While everyone decries the weather
and ays that it forces people to re
main Indoors. It is a fact nevertheless
that the attendance at high school yes
terday was better than any one day
nlncu th commencement of the fall
term of school. There were few ab
fi niipS and fewer tardy one than on
any other day to date, which goes to
hliow that the school pupils are not
uftald of the cold.
MRS. C. F. Ml'RPHT,
Relatives In this city today receiv
ed word of the death of Mrs. G. F,
Murphy at her home at Beardstown,
JJeatn came at 7:45 last evenlne
after a short illness. Mr. and Mrs.!
John Scherer, parents of the deceas
ed, left today for Beardstown to ac
company the remains back to this
city. With them went C. H. Scherer,
brother of the deceased.
Mrs. Murphy was bora in Rock Is
land May 21, 1869, and until her
marriage some 20 years ago. lived
here. Following her marriage to
Mr. Murphy she removed to Beards
town. where she had since made her
home. Surviving her are the hus
band and seven children, one of who,
Jaiue. lives in this city.
William Finck. for many years
proprietor of the Keystone saloon on
Twenty-sixth street and Fifth ave
nue, died at his home. 2536 Fifth
avenue, this morning at 6:45 of
pneumonia and a complication of
diseases, after an illness of but two
days. He bad been in poor health
for the last two months.
He was born in Germany, Oct. 18,
1564. coming to America in 1880
and moving directly to Davenport,
which place he made his home up
to the time of his marriage to Miss
Louisa Dorothy Schroeder of that
city in 1890, when he moved to
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$50 values at $42
$45 values at $38
$40 values at $34
$35 values at $30
$32 values at $27
$20 values a $25
$28 values at $24
$25 values at $20
$24 values at $20
$22 values at $18
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Rock Island, where he made his i
home ever since.
Besides his widow, he Is survived
by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Nor
ris and Miss Louise Finck of this
city, one aon, William, of this city,
one brother, Louis of San Antonio,
Texas, and his mother and two sis
ters In Germany.
Mr. Finck was a member of Rock
Island lodge, F. O. E.. the German
Brothers and the Turners.
Funeral arrangements have not
yet been made.
MISS MARGARET RF.PIXE.
Miss Margaret Repine. 723 Fourth
avenue, died at 12:20 last night after
an Illness covering several months.
Heart trouble and a complication of J
diseases brought about the end. Miss j
Repine was a public school teacher for
48 years past, and was widely known
and beloved throughout the city. She
was born in Rock Island July 12, 1845,
and lived here all her life. Surviving
are two sisters, Flora and Minnie, and
a brother Judd, all at home.
Some seven or eight weeks ago Miss
Repine was given leave of absence
from her duties in the primary grade
at the Hawthorne school because of
Illness. She planned to return as soon
as her health would permit
Forty-eight years ago Bhe became a
school teacher, her first work In this
field being the country schools just
outside the city. After five years of
experience she became a teacher in
the city schools, and taught for vary
ing length of time in each of the dis
tricts now served by the Eugene Field,
Kemble, Washington and Hawthorne
buildings. She had been at the latter
school 14 years.
Funeral services will be held Mon
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. During the
forenoon the body will lie in state in
the lower corridor of the Hawthorne
school, at which place there will be no
school during the day. The pupils can
pay their last respects to her at this
time. In the afternoon the services
will be attended by the public school
teachers, all the city
closed at noon in order to permit their
Miss Repine some three years ago
was the recipient of a gold watch and
chain given her by her contemporaries
at the conclusion of her 45th year of
service in teaching. She was faithful,
efficient, and thoroughly devoted to
her work. With her passing Rock Is
land's school system and Rock Island
has suffered a great loss.
JOIIX MARTIN FAT.
John Martin Fay, a pioneer resi
dent of Whiteside county, died this
morning at Fulton, aged 73. Mr.
Fay, a native of the state of New
York, was married in 1865 to Miss
Carrie Amanda Harmon, and with
his bride came direct to Fulton,
where he had since resided, engag
ed In mercantile business. To this
union were born nine children, all
surviving, the demise of the honor
ed father being the first death in
the family. Mr. Fay Is survived by
the widow, residing at the home
stead, and the following .children
Mary Fay Hawes. Rock Island; Ar
thur D. Fay, Chicago: Mrs. Isabel
Williamson, Fulton; Harry M. Fay,
Arizona: Mrs. Florence E. Bennett,
Jud. N. D.: Jay M. Fay, Fulton:
Mrs. Helen L. Bain, Indianapolis;
Tarrle A. Fay, Rock Island; Bertha
H. Fay, at home. Five grandchll
GVI FI XF.RAI,.
The funeral of Hugh A. Gavin.
imhnBA lintim.ilv Hfla'h nivn rron vao-
it.rriv uhn h- . rn v w .!
I box car in the railroad yards, will be hWTt0the gr3Dd jury b,M"'-hr-ld
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock I tral C 1 Smlth under bo&3 1300.
from the home of h's brother. Fred
E. Gavin. 1422 Sixth avenue. Rev.
H. W. Reed will conduct the ser
vices and the pallbearers will be
members of Switchmen's union No.
133, of which the deceased was
member. Burial will take place at
McAnaa Case Continued.
Patrick McAnaa. arrrsted a week
ago by Detectives Herman SeLnert and
i William CaulCeld for alleged complic
ity la the robbery of the C. A. Ben
nett saloon New Year's night, was
brought before Magistrate Smith thU
morning for hearing and his case was
continued again, this time until Jan.
19. He is held on the charge of lar
ceny and h'.s bond i3 $1,000.
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and charts are omitted. . SIX I m
Cooaecutira Coupon and tha 'iOC
Extra for Postage
TO OLD CHARTER
So Thinks City Attorney J.
Witter Who Speaks for
ECONOMY IS ARGUMENT
Citizens See a Saving by Retention
of Antiquated System and Fa
vor Keeping It.
"Geneseo seems doomed to retain
its old form of government granted in
the year 1SG6." said City Attorney
James F. Witter when talking of the
mass meeting held in Geneseo last ev
ening and at which he and G. A. Shall
berg, Moline's city attorney, were the
principal speakers. "It is not that
Geneseo is not awake to the fact that
the commission form of government
is vastly superior to its antiquated
system, but that, for monetary rea
sons, the people are in favor of the re
tention of the old charter. Under it,
the mayor offers his services without
compensation, merely for the glory of
it, and the aldermen receive $72 per
year. Under the new form, the mayor
would necessarily be paid and the
commissioners would receive $2S more
each year. The Geneseoans think that
from1 an economical standpoint, the
present form is far superior.'
SEXTIMEXT OF MEETING.
The two attorneys delivered lengthy
addresses concerning the value of the
commission form. Their arguments ef
fected the audience somewhat, but it
is their opinion that it will take more
than a presentation of facts to swerve
the people of Geneseo from the old
form of government. That seems to
j be the prevailing sentiment and the
! citizens are. evidently willing to re-
main under the old form of govern
The two attorneys went to Geneseo
on a fast train that stopped purpose
ly lor them there, and that they came
back on a fast train that also express
ly stopped for them.
BOYS VOTE AGAINST
THE CAP AND GOWN
"To wear or not to wear" is the
problem confronting the senior class
of the high school regarding the sug
gestion made by Principal A. J. Bur
ton that the graduates should appear
In cap and gown at the annual com
mencement exercises at the Illinois
theatre this year. Ist evening the
class took a vote and the majority
evinced a desire to follow the sugges
tion of the principal. However it de
veloped that every boy in the class
voted in the negative, and they now
declare that they will not attire them
selves in cap and gowm The girls" ap
parently are the ones who favor the
change. Just how the factions will be
pacified and brought together Is a
HELD ON A CHARGE
OF STEALING COAL
On complaint and information of R.
J. Fullerton of the Empire Coal com
pany. Granville Hackett was arrested
'rday on a charge of larceny. Ha
! ,s ,alle8el lat Hackett stole some
OI lne company s coal. .Nowadays,
nen mat commodity is so hard to ob
tain. It becomes a serious offense wben
a man pilfers even a few lumps of the
Hear Injunction Plea.
This morning Judge W. H. Gest in
the circuit court heard arguments on
the injunction petitioned for by Rev.
R. A. Broylea. deposed pastor of the
Second Baptist church, colored. The
petitioner seeks to regain his pastor
ate. The Judge took the matter un
To Form New Ministry.
Paris, Jan. 13. M. Poincare has ac
cepted the premiership, and will at
tempt to form a new ministry.
JUDGE COOKE IN
TALK ON COURTS
Delivers Interesting Lecture
Before Twin-City Teach
DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE
Lays Bare the Method by Which the
State Supreme Judges Arrive
"The methods utilized by the su
preme court of Illinois in disposing of
its cases, although, not Ideal, are as
near to perfection as Is possible when
the vast number of cases which come
hefore that body is considered. Our
court very eeldom has Aore than sev
en or eight cases which have to go
over from one term to another, where
at courts In other 6tates, notably Col
orado. Missouri and Ohio, are far be
hind In their work." This was one or
the statements made by Hon, George
A. Cooke of Aledo, Judge of the su
preme court of Illinois, when he ap
peared before the Twin-City School
masters' club at the local high school
building yesterday afternoon to ad
dress them on the workings of the su
METHODS FORMERLY SECRET,
The Judge first designated the lowe
courts and the cases over which the
supreme court had original jurisdiction
and those which must be appealed, as
well as methods used in pursuing each
a course. He then took up the actual
work of the supreme body and said in
"Until recently. It was not deemed
advisable to bare the inner workings
of the supreme court, not even the bar
risters being cognizant of these meth
ods. This gave rise to the criticism
that the decisions handed down by that
body were one-man decisions, because
people misunderstood the matten, and
for the good of all concerned it was
thought better that all should know
and understand just how we arrive at
"We will consider that a case has
been appealed from the appellate court.
This applies to those of the civil var
iety, as the supreme court has original
jurisdiction in all criminal cases above
the grade of a misdemeanor as well as
cases involving a free hold, revenue or
a franchise. The records are then
turned over to the supreme court, in
cluding all testimony, the exceptions
noted, etc., for the court to determine
whether further hearing be granted.
TWEXTV CASES A I)AV.
"Our decision as to whether or not
a case shall be given a rehearing is
determined from the records, although
if notice be given by the attorneys an
oral hearing may be granted. The first
week and a half is devoted to petitions
for rehearing. After the docket is
called, about twenty rases a day are
disposed of. When a case is argued
orally, the court retires and a tenta
tive vote is taken, and although this
vote is not obligatory, it usually is
final in 75 per cent of the cases.
ASSIGNMENT OF CASES.
"The court divides the cases among
each of its members, assigning them
in the order submitted, by rotation.
The members of the court do not know
what points are involved except when
a case has been argued orally. Each
member of the court is given the rec
ord, abstract, briefs and arguments in
(he cases assigned to him, and all oth
er members given everything with the
exception of the record in the cases
not assigned him.
DECISIONS MADE AT HOME.
"These papers are then shipped to
the homes of the judges and are taken
up by the individual justices, in order,
unless the case be a very important
one. The Judge prepares his opinion,
which is mailed to the reporter of de
cisions at Bloomington. This opinion
is set in type and a copy mailed to
each member. Each Judge has all pa
pers pertaining to the cases assigned
Jo His contemporaries and reads all of
opinions. This work is done during
the vacation time, but I assure you it
is a strenuous vacation.
JUNIOR HEARD FIRST.
"When court convenes, the first
thing taken up is petitions for rehear
ing, and then comes the work of adopt
ing or rejecting. The work begins with
the Junior member first This is done
because, should the older Judge In
point of seniority- and experience be
called upon first for his opinion, it
would be hard to secure an unbiased
opinion from the vounger Judge. The
best oral arguments are not made by
the attorneys, but In the conference
room of the supreme court, and there
are on some occasions some very spir
ited and brilliant debates over the
proper disposal of a case. The filing
of the opinion adopted Is not done until
the last thing and the result . Is then
announced to the parties Interested
Should a rehearing be wanted, a dec
laration must be made within 15 days
and a petition for rehearing filed within
the next 10 days. These petitions must
only be based upon points overlooked
or misapprehended by the judges.
Orai.TE IDEAL METHOD.
The ideal method of procedure
would be to take every case as submit
ted and consider It in conference, but
because of the great volume of busi
ness from 500 to 600 cases being dis
posed of yearly this would be impos
sible. All thinsa considered, the, nres-
ent system, as far as the practical
workings are concerned, is as near per
fection as it an be."
ACDIEXCE IS LARGE. '
A large audience of teachers from
the public schools of this city and Mo
line heard the barrister describe the
workings of the supreme court, and
listened with interest
Judge Cooke is to speak again to
night at the Outing club in Davenport
before the Tri-City Schoolmasters' as
sociation. NO VIOLENCE ON
THE GARS TODAY
Milan and Sears Patrons
Watch Tower Line Hide
in Usual Manner.
PETITION IS PRESENTED
Xo More Damage Will Be Done Un
til Railway Company Has Had
Time to Act.
Milan and Sears commuters today
refrained from attempts to demolish
the small car and trailer which leave
Milan at 6 o'clock each morning, tak
ing the workingmen to this city, in
spite of the fact that the trailer was
as devoid of heat and warmth as a
billiard ball is of hair. One of them
stated this morning that they would
give the company a few days of grace
before starting any further action.
SUFFEU WITH COI.D.
"How about the cars this morning,
were they heated?" one of the patrons
was asked. "Well," he said, "I saw
smoke coming out of the chimney, so
I guess there was a fire in the stove,
but if I had not seen it coming out
of the chimney I never would have
guessed that there was anything burn
ing in that excuse for a stove. We
stood up in the cars this morning and
tried to keep from freezing to death
by Jumping upon and down. We are
getting pretty gore about the whole
thing, and if we do not get what we
v. ant pretty quick there Is going to be
PKTITIOV TUB COMPANY.
A petition signed by patrons of the
Watch Tower line was received by
officials of the street car company
this morning. In it a request was
made that better accommodations be
afforded. Railway authorities stated
that they were anxious to give the
best service possible, but were not
inclined to be forced by actions such
as had already occurred.
MAKES BUSINESS OF
Mooching overcoats and then sell
ing them proved a profitable business
for Frank Meehan, a sturdy young fel
low who claims New York as his
home. That is, it proved profitable
until he was arrested yesterday after
noon by Detective Caulfield. This
morning he was arraigned in police
court for disorderly conduct and was
Ecntonced to 30 days in the county
bastile. Meehan has visited various
homes during the cold weather and
through his pleas 'for warm clothing
has secured as many as tnree over
coats. Each of the three overcoats
was offered for sale by him at 75
cents per. While he was attempting
to get rid of the third coat he was ar
rested. When he is done with his
'jail sentence, it may be too warm for
Will Send Delegate.
At the annual meeting of the Swedish-American
Republican league of
Rock Island county, held last evening
in Moline, it was decided to send a
delegation of members to the John
Ericsson banquet at the Congress
hotel, Chicago, March 8. This will be
the state meeting. The officers elect
ed last evening A. G. Anderson as vice
president of Rock Island.
Kate Shelley Near Death.
j Boone. Iowa, Jan. 13. The doc
tors have given up Miss Kate She!
I ley, Boone's famous heroine, who is
Jill 'with Bright's disease and uncon
jscious much of the time. Her con
dition has been grave for months,
GOLDRIM Wins Again
The following news item
BAKES THE BEST BREAD
Mrs. Rider Wins Contest at Musca
tine Used Goldrlm Flour.
Muscatine, Iowa, Sept. 28. In the
prize bread competition contest held
here this week in connection with
the big Home Coming festivities, first
prize went to Mrs. Charles Rider, liv
ing near Muscatine. Mrs. Rider used
Gold-Rim flour. She was awarded
the priza with a unanimous decision.
There were 50 in the contest
Tht mill knew nothing of the contest until advised of the result.
Gold" Rim Flour has never failed to win in any contest.
IT ALWAYS WINS
IT WILL MAKE A
The Largest and BEST Mill in State
SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY
ALL BOOSTING GROCERS
following an operation for appendi
citis. Death is expected at any mo
ment, but the nature of the disease
is such that she may live for days.
J. R. JOHNSTON IS NEAR
DEATH IN FAIR OAKS, CAL.
The Fair Oaks (Cai.) citizen con-1
tains the following concerning a for
mer resident of Rock Island:
"The condition of James R. John
ston, who suffered a stroke of par
alysis a few weeks ago, remains the
same. No improvement is shown and,
owing to the great age of the pa
tient, 88 years, little hopes of his
recovery are entertained. Mr. John
ston's daughter, Mrs. Francis Mur
phy, of Long Beach is in constant
attendance upon her father."
DRUNKEN MAN AND
NEGRESS IN JAIL
So drunk that he could scarcely ar
ticulate, Fred Cook of Galesburg was
arrested last evening, and when he ar
rived at the police station he insisted
that Pearl Patterson, a negress, had
robbed him of a little more than $0.
The arrest of the woman followed.
This morning Cook was sober and
he refused to appear against the wo
man. He himself was fined $1 and
costs for drunkenness. The negress
was arraigned on a charge of disorder
ly conduct and sentenced to 10 days in
the county jail. Her home is in Mon
A. J. HINES SELLS OUT
AND LEAVES THE CITY
A. J. Hines yesterday disposed of
his saloon and cafe at 120-122 Twen
tieth street to Dennis Mclnery of Mo-
line, the consideration not being
given. Mr. Hines will open a local
agency for the Hyde Park Brewing
company of St. Lxuis, and left for that
place last night to complete arrange
ments. Two Moliners Hurt.
Leaning to the right when they
should have leaned to the left, Mrs.
George Behler, 408 Railroad avenue,
Moline, and her sister, Miss Sophie
Goetz of Carmi, 111., threw the coaster
on which they were passengers inlo a
telephone post at the corner of Six
teenth street and Eighth avenue, Mo
line, and as the result are lying in
the Moline hospital with fractured
skulls which may result In death. The
accident occurred at 9 o'clock last
evening. Frank Behler and Mrs.
Charles Krommiller were the only
others injured in the list of ten pas
sengers and they were only slightly
The new filing system that is to
be installed in the old vault at the
clerk's office in the city hall has been
delivered and within a short time
will supplant the old and antiquated
system now in use.
Requesting all members of the
Loyal Order of Moose, Rock Island
lodge, Xo. 190, to meet at the club
rooms in the Illinois theatre building
at 1:30 p. m. Sunday afternoon to at
tend the funeral of Brother Gavin.
By order of:
W. W. DUFFIX, Dictator.
R. F. CURRY, Secretary.
Officers and members of St. Paul
lodge No. 107, K. of P., are requested
to meet at the residence of Fred
Garvin, 1421 Sixth avenue, at 1:30
o'clock Sunday, to attend the funeral
of Brother Hugh Gavin.
S. R. WRIGHT.
K. of R. & S.
Asks for Report.
Washington, Jan. 13. The state de
partment cabled American Minister
Russell at Teheran for a report upon
the status of American treasury em
ployes of Persia.
Vedrines in New Record.
Pau, France, Jan. 13. Jules Ve
drines, French aviator, beat the
world's speed record today, covering
88 1-3 miles in one hour in his monoplane.
tells the story:
WTXXER OF YOU-
ONE BROKEN RAIL
FOR EVERY MILE
Cold Weather Renders Steel
Tracks Brittle and Causes
Them to Snap.
TRAINS MUST RUN SLOWLY
Result Is That All of Them Are Late
Only Relief is Immediate
Change In Temperature.
When you watch in vain for mall
coming from the east, west or north
Just think of the fact that every
mile, nearly of railroad tracks, has
within it a broken rail or two, snap
ped off through flat wheels coming
in contact with the rails made brittle-
by the intensely cold weather.
One of the officials of the Rock Is
land road said that within the
stretch between Chicago and Rock
Island there are at least 200 broken
rails. The mileage is 181 miles and
a fraction. Other ways, conditions
are sometimes worse and sometimes
better. Other roads report condi
tions equally as bad and until there
is a decided break in the weather
and a change for higher temperature
conditions will be as they are. Re
pairs are going on steadily, but just
as fast as they can be accomplished
there is a report from another place
a little farther alon the line.
BLOCK SYSTEM UOltKS.
Through the block system, every
engineer is notified of danger that
lurks ahead on the stretching track
and the broken rail is one of the
things that he must look for. An
soon as he notices the block signal,
he goes slowly until he is passed the
danger point.. A train coming from
Chicago yesterday took Just twlc9
the time that Ib ordinarily used up
in the journey. That has been the
trouble every morning this week.
Mall that comes in time for the first
mail delivery as a rule. Is sometimes
delayed until afternoon and many
times later than that. Warm weath
er is the only remedy.
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