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Claries Patterson Has Set of
"Bones" That Would Break
a National Bank.
THE undersigned, at his residence, one and one-half miles southwest of Edgington, III, wil
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FINED AS A DISORDERLY
' THE ROCK ISIIAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1912.
Cor to County BactUa for 20 Iayi
in Default of Payment of 9100
The police found an Interesting spe
cimen of humanity yesterday In
Charlea Patterson, who was found to
hare some fake dice and a deck cf
cardi on his person. From the way
the dice are fixed It Is erident that
Patterson's game Is craps. He had
two sets of dice, one of which was all
right and the other "fixed." When he
threw the second set he could not help
hut win for one of the two had noth
ing on It but fives and the other sixes
and twos. Since it is necessary In the
game of craps for the dice to total
either seren or eleven, Patterson had
a "cold turkey" cinch. He always had
a five and either a two or six which
won hands down.
It seems hardly right to fine a man
for gambling with such tools to oper
ate with, for it isn't a gamble at all
The other man didn't have a show
It was robbery. Magistrate Smith
fined him $100 for disorderly conduct
and sent him to jail because he could
not pay. Had It been possible to prove
that Patterson beat any one out of
any money he would have been tried
on a more serious charge.
At High School
Tonight the Monmouth high school
basketball five and the local high
quintet will clash In their second bat
tle of the season. It Is expected that
It will be one of the best games of
the year as the two teams are evenly
matched. A curtain raiser has been
arranged between the sophomore and
senior class fives. The two aggrega
tions were on even terms at the close
of the boys' basketball tournament
and the tie will be played off this eve
ning. Charles A. Payne of the University
of Wisconsin will give two lectures for
the Rock Island public schools, Feb.
21 and 22. The lecture Wednesday
evening will be given In the high
school auditorium, the subject being,
"Switzerland and the Rhine." The
one Thursday is to be at the new
Grant building. Mr. Payne will lec
ture that evening on "Oriental Life."
The lectures will be illustrated with
100 steteoptienn views. Mr. Payne
has visited many of the richest, wild
est, and most beautiful parts of the
world, and studied history and bu
rr an life among 40 races and nations,
lie kopj, alone, lives with the natives,
seeks thorn o'lt, and speaks from this
Intimate friendship and knowledge.
Mr. Vayne has just concluded 4 ser
ies of six lectures for the teachers of
the Davenport schools.
The junior clans met last evening
sfter school. President Glenn Iteld sp
rolnted a committee to arrange for the
annual junior excursion. Hubert
Ward was appointed chairman. The
ethers on the committee are Jay Hun-
toon, Glenn Reld, Bessie Miller, Har
riet Sheldon and Katharine White.
The Clceronlon debating society
met last evening after school. The
following program was given:
Debate. "Resolved, That a College
Education Is An Advantage to a Man.
Affirmative, John Potter and Hubert
Ward. Jr. Negative. Louis Savage
and Ben Clarke. Judges, Thomas P,
Cottolene is a vegetable product without an ounce of hog fat
in it It is made from the choicest cotton o3, extracted from the
seed picked on the fields of the Sunny South. It is a product of
Nature, and makes wholesome, digestible, healthful food.
Cottolene is made in a cleanly manner -from Cottonficld to Kitchen
human hands never touch the oil from which Cottolene is made. It
is the one high-grade, absolutely pure and perfect
cooking fat and far preferable from a health and
economic standpoint to butter, lard or any other fat
I- ----- -1
Milton Blnmenborg', chief atenocra.
pher of the United States Benato,
blames the Incident In the Lortmer
bearing which cauaed his rt1mlil
is official reporter in that caa to a
nervous breakdown. Blumenburg
startled the senators by interrupting
the bearing to brand as faked notes
read by another stenographer on the
Sinnett, Eugene Youngert, and Harold
'-Should high school graduates wear
caps and gowns during com
mencement week?" ...Otto Franck
"Should final examinations be abol
ished?" Louis Dripps
"Should Second avenue be paved?".
Peoria democrats are going to send
a delegation to Chicago next week to
the meeting of the democratic state
central committee in an effort to se
cure the state convention.
The Swedish American Republican
league of Henry county, at their an
nual meeting elected J. Jacobson of
BlBhop Hill, president, chose delegates
to the state league meeting la Chi
cago, but endorsed no candidacies-
Judge C F. Irwin, president of the
Roosevelt club Elgin, has decided to
make a (written and a verbel request
of County Judge Frank G. Plain of
Kane county for a preferential vote
on republican presidential candidates.
Qulncv socialists have nominated a
candidate for alderman in each of the
Litchfield socialists will nominate
candidates for aldermen, chief of po
lice and other city officials to be elect
ed this spring.
Congressman James M. Graham has
filed his petition as the democratic
candidate for congress from the Twenty-first
or Springfield district.
Pana democrats have set March 2
as the date on which they will nomin
ate tow nship officers by primary. Can
didates will pay the expense.
Clyde Capron, a Peoria county dry.
has announced his withdrawal from
the race as a candidate for the repub
lican nomination for representative
from the Peoria district. Mr. Capron
was recently before the probate court
in an unenviable light, where he charge
ed $1,000 for securing a judgment of
$2,200 for an orphan boy, 5 years of
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the democratic nomination
for township collector subject to the
decision of the city-township conven
tion ana invite the support of my
HENRY R. WTNES.
Cottolene is more eco
nomical than butter or lard
because it goes one-third
Made only by
THE N. K. FARBANK COMPANY
"Natare's Gift from th Sonny Sotttk
Train on Bock Island Southern to Taylor Ridge leaves Rock
head of horses,
some heavy draft horses, fine roadsters, feed
ers. A lot of brcod mares and a number of
good colts. These are young native horses,
broken to all harness and guaranteed as repre
sented in the auction ring.
PLEA OF A CLERK
TO SAVE HIS WIFE
Accuses Paymaster Ray of
Forcing Attentions on Threat
HE BEGS TO BE CHANGED
Court Martial of Charges Suppressed
Because of Political Aid Given
Washington, Feb. 16. The now fa-"
mous letter written by a heart-broken
paymaster's clerk to Paymaster Gen
eral Charles Whipple, pleading that bis
home be protected against Invasion by
Major Eeecham B. Ray, President
Taft's unruly and, it is alleged, unscru
pulous army favorite, was produced in
evidence before the house committee
on expenditures in the war depart
ment. In his letter the clerk tells in pa-
including s e v e r al
or hearse teams:
Terms made known on day of sale. Lunch on the grounds. Don't forget the date, Tuesday, Feb. 20. Colonel Boul
tinghouse, Auctioneer. S. R. Amlong, clerk.
thetic detail that Ray had won his
wifo. The letter in part reads:
"My Dear General: Circumstances
have arisen that make it absolutely
necessary that I be relieved of duty as
personal clerk to Major B. B. Ray at
the earliest possible moment Before
ptoceeding any further I desire to im
press upon you my desire for absolute
secrecy relative to the information con
tained herein. I have a father, 82, and
mother, 73, who celebrate their golden
wedding anniversary in October; also
two children, and I would brave any cir
cumstances or condition rather than
bring shame and disgrace on them or
have anything made public that I am
about to write.
TRUSTED WIFE IMPLICATED.
"I have loved and honored my wife
above everything else and have trust
ed her as implicitly as I would my
mother, and you can readily see to
what desperation I have been driven
when I write this communication. I
have probably been partly to blame for
what has happened by allowing Mrs.
to be In Major Ray's company
to the extent that she has, but In exten
uation I have only to say that I trusted
her and 'did not think it possible she
could do wrong.
"Withm the past .few days something
which I cannot mention forced me to
believe that there was something
wrong. Last night I had an all-night
talk with my wife, and she finally con
fessed to me that on several occasions
she had met Major Ray, that from the
first few months that I was assigned to
duty under him he had forced his at
tentions on her and had done every
thing in his power to make her untrue
to me, but that up to the time of our
leaving Honolulu she had repelled him.
thinking she could easily keep him at
a distance and not telling me, because
she considered she was able to take
care of herself, and as our relations
were all pleasant and we always seem
ed sure of a pleasant station, etc
"Upon our arrival in San Francisco
we had rooms at the Hotel Manz, and
it was there that he first succeeded in
overcoming her scruples, procuring the
key between the rooms and leaving the
office in the afternoon, stating that he
was attending to private business, only
to go Immediately to the hotel and en
ter my wife's room.
"The arguments he used were par
tlcularly contemptible and disloyal to
me, he stating that it was only a ques
tion of time until I lost my position on
account of my debts and that when
did lose my place be would see that
my wife never needed anything, etc.
THREATENED LOSS OF POSITION
"Th details are sickening and I can
not bring myself to write mora along
these lines, except to say that since
then he has continually importuned and
annoyed her, making all sorts of prom
ises and theatenlng that he could ask
for a different clerk and make me lose
my position if she did not comply with
"Msjor Ray insisted on our coming
to Chicago," he adds, "while en route
to Atlanta, and at the time I wondered
why It was. .It is clear to me now. The
husband is always the last to auaoect.
Island, 6, 8 and 10 a. m. Train on C, E. I. & P. leaves E. I.
1 1 r 4 J 1 v r f s
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I buy, sell or trade horses, cattle, live stock, etc., at all times.
GOOD DRAFT STALLIONS
Norman Blood; age 4 and 5
head of cattle, including 40 head of
two year old steers in splendid feed
ing condition. The rest of the bunch include a
nice lot of milch cows and heifers, some with
it is said, and several times different
people have mentioned to me that the
major and my wife were together a
great deal, but I have always laughed
it off, and several times have cautioned
her against doing anything that might
look compromising, but I have had such
faith in her good sense of loyalty that
I have been worse than blind.
"I consider Major Ray's actions as
particularly unworthy those of an offi
cer and gentleman, and particularly un
grateful in view of the fact that during
his troubles in Manila I was the only
friend he had in the pay department
RAY STILL IX V. 8. EMPLOY.
Following the submission of this let
ter in evidence the letter written by
General A. L. Mills, suggesting that
Major Ray be tried by court martial,
was read to the committee on expend
Protecting Major Ray, to whom he
was indebted for political service,
against the law of the army. President
Taft refused to consent to such a trial.
Under the patronage of his powerful
chief, moving from city to city, prac
tically as be sees fit. Paymaster Ray,
unbroken of his rank, is still in the
Following the receipt of this letter,
General Whipple received a telegram
from the paymaster's clerk, asking per
mission to withdraw the letter. Within
a week, however, General Whipple re
ceived another letter,- asserting the
truth of the first complaint, but ex
plaining that Ray had promised there
would be "no repetition." A reconcilia
tion, the letter stated, had occurred be
tween husband and wife.
"I consider Major B: B. Ray a dan
gerous man, who would not hesitate to
do his best friends an irreparable in-
PLEA OF A CLERK TWO
Jury to further his own interests or
pleasure," wrote the clerk.
AMENABLE TO TRIAL, HE SAYS.
Aroused by these charges. General
A. L. Mills, Ray's Immediate superior,
offered that officer an opportunity to es
tablish his innocence. Later General
Mills wrote to the war department as
"The failure of Major Ray to ask for
an investigation of the imputation
made against his character makes him
amenable to trial under the 61st arti
cle of war. It is recommended that
Major Ray be not retained at this sta
tion as chief paymaster."
The suggestion of any action that
would endanger Major Ray with dis
Fire at Sears
Owing to my factory and
contents having been destroy
ed by fire, I wish to announce
to the trade that X will be
around in abont a week with
the usual supply of Sock Island
brand horse radish. .
J. B. JOSEPH.
3 -calves at side, others to be fresh later. Also
5 head of mules, 40
bred and 75 head
Yon are cordially invited to spend Tuesday,
Feb. 20, on the farm and attend my last sale
of the season. Positively your last opportun
ity to bid on such choice live stock.
missal from the army was immediate
ly vetoed in a letter written to General
Whipple by President Taft
EVEN REPRIMAND TAME.
Even the reprimand administered by
General Mills was tempered so as not
to wound, the feelings of the president's
"I am directed by the chief of staff,"
wrote General Mills to Ray, "to inform
you that imputations against you have
been made to the paymaster general in
the form of reports of alleged illicit
relations between you and Mrs. ,
the wife of Mr. These reports
are of such gravity as to call in ques
tion your character as an officer and a
gentleman, for if the allegations are
true, your conduct should be charac
terized as reprehensible and deserving
of the severest condemnation.
"Should you desire to take steps to
clear your record of these Imputations,
you will be afforded every facility to
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How would vou
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WE MAKE THEM
Every garment Union Made.
No extra, charge for cuffs or pockets.
All suits pressed one year free of charge.
Satisfaction or money refunded.
Haege Tailoring Go.
1823 Second Ave.
Opposite New tiarper House - Kock Island, III
7:30 and 9:30 a. m,
head of high bred sows, all
that end In my power. In the absence,
however, of euch, efforts for vindica
tion, it is my duty to admonish yon as
to the future while under my command,
that any misconduct as an officer on
your part will not be treated with im
punity." To this reprimand Ray replied:
"I have tie honor to acknowledge
your letter. Since my acquaintance,
with Mrs. ,ln so far as my knowl-:
edge extends, she has always conduct
ed herself as a lady."
Ray was transferred from Atlanta,
but nothing further was done.
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