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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, HARCH 8, 1912.
TWO MAIL SACKS
STOLEN OFF ROAD
Thief Picks Pouches While on
Platform and Escapes
NEW EXALTED RULER OF
LOCAL LODGE OF ELKS
ONE IS FOUND IN BOX CAR
Slit Opm and ContrnU Strewn
Over Car Floor Nothing of
Value Taken I Belief.
Two mail sack, scheduled for
transfer from train No. 22 to train
No. 5 on the Rock Island road last
night at 10:30 at the Thirty-first
street depot of the road, were
stolen while the transfer clerk
wag away from the truck on
which they were placed. One of
the stolen sacks was found in a box
car on a sidles above the depot andj
toe man wntcn it had contained was
rtrewn over the floor of the car and
on the ground. The sack had been
;il open and the mall, too, was open
ed. An Investigation failed to show
whether or not anything of value was
taken from this particular sack. The
second sack has not been found thus
far, and it is possible that it will take
u Ion search to find either where it
has been taken, or from whence it
came. Postofflces alonsr the line of
the train on which the sacks were
brought here will have to check up
on outgoing mail before any line is
gotten on it.
AtTHOIUTIE AT WORK.
Postal inspectors. Rock Island
read apents and local police officers
are working on the case. The police
discovered the mail nark in the box
car and recovered a portion of the
mall. The inspectors will arrive in
Kock Island this evening and work
cut of here. The important thing
iiow is to recover the second sack and
if possible, learn whether or not any
trlng of monetary value was stolen
from it. It Is the belief of the
Authorities that nothing of value to
cnyone but to whom the mail was
directed was contained in the sacks.
Whether the sacks were taken by
eo.ne hobo who may have happened
Along at the time when they were on
the truck or wlic'htr the robbery was
the outcome of well laid platis, is a
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Harry M Cozad who was elevated
to highest chair In Rock Island branch
of great fraternal order this week.
VICTIMS OF GAS
None Feel 111 Effects Today of
Terrible Experience of
NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH
Broken Main Was Eight Inch High
Pressure One Leading Direct
From the Plant.
with the mail. Is a strange coinci
dence, for at that hour the platform
is generally traversed by many peo
ple. HACKS ARK TRACED.
The sack which was recovered was
from Omaha and the one which is
still missing was sent out of the lo
cal postofTice and was Jieduled to
leave Rock Island for Cedar Rapids
and Sioux Fa1Js, via Cedar Rapids.
According to a late story; the Backs
were taken at different time, one
early in the evening and the other
i about 11 o'clock. J. W. Ocheltree,
j loader, discovered that the first sack
(was gone. The trucks are left on
j the platform because there Is no
itoom in the transfer department for
ithem. Two tramps who have camp-
ied back of the roundhouse for two
days have disappeared and they are
jfcvepected as perpetrators of the rob
bery. In the sack that was slit open
a package of Jewelry, another for a
savings bank and some other mail
were left behind.
MOOKK DISCOVERS THEFT.
Harry Moore, employed by ' the
;Rock Island brewery, went to seal a
jcar at 5 o'clock this morning and
when he struck a match found the
mail sack in the car. He it was who
notiOed the local postal authorities.
The break In the gaa main at Forty-
second street and Fifth avenue which
esterday caused the death of Mrs,
Prlscilla Sattiiahn and the illness of
several of the neighbors from the gas
which escaped Into the cellars, was re
paired today after a force of men had
been kept busy since the break was
first discovered. It was found that the
contraction of the pipe caused by the
cold, had broken it off squarely and
that there was from' a quarter to a
half inch between the ends. As the pipe
is an eight Inch high pressure main
from the Mollne plant to .the office In
Rock Island, it can easily be imagined
the amount of gas that was fre3 to es
JOE HAD CXOSE CALL.
Those who were rendered ill yester
day by the gas but who were so fortu
nate to escape with their lives, were
much improved today, none of them
being any the worse for their expert
ence. It was not known until toda.7
just bow close a call some of them bad.
Mrs. W. F. Burke who lives just west
of the Sattizahn home, probably had
the narrowest escape. Her hysicl&u
stated that had be been five minute3
.liter, not enly Mrs. Burks 'but her
eight weeks old child And an aunt
might ail have been dead. Mrs,
Burke was so affected by a cold that
she could not detect the smell of ga-j
and she was slow in calling for the
physician. When he Tapped at the
door she opened it and fell in a faint
at his feet. The baby's room, fortu
nately, was closed an l very lit tie o'
the deadly fumea of the gas had work
ed in, otherwise it might be dead today.
an church at the age of 14 years and
was always a firm believer in that
faith. Funeral services will be held
at the home Saturday morning con
ducted by Rev. Mr. Kerr. Interment
will be In Mount Maria cemetery.
FTTXERAL OF MISS SWOTER.
The funeral of Miss Loemma
Swoyer was held from the residence
of U Dindinger, 950 Twenty-first
street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
T. H. Newland of the First Methodist
Episcopal church officiating. The re
mains were taken direct to the train
for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, -where brief
services will also be held, after which
burial will take place at Fairfax, Iowa.
FRED "H. JTELSOX.
A cablegram from Buenos Ay res, Ar
gentine Republic, South America,
brought the intelligence yesterday of
the death of Fred A. Nelson, a promi
nent young Mollne man who was rep
resenting the Mollne Plow company in
that country. Sometime ago the deceas
ed contracted typhoid fever and it took
him away before he thought it was
serious. An effort will be made to
bring the remains to Mollne for burial.
r. A. Smith.
R. A. Smith, a pioneer of the county
and three times chairman of the county
board of supervisors, died last night at
his home, 2519 Eleventh avenue, Mo-
line. He was born in 1S36.
MRS. GEORGE KE-VDALU
Mrs. George Kendall, a resident of
Rock Island county for 60 years, died
yesterday at her home in Canoe Creek
at the age of 91.
FAIL TO VOTE ON
SPECIAL TAX LEVY
Board of Supervisors Adjourns
Without Taking Measures
to Increase Revenues.
IS LEFT TO NEW MEMBERS
Finance Committee . Recommends
That Incoming Body Take Steps
Toward Paying Old Debts.
WHERE QUALITY IS THE CHIEF ATTRACTION
qrcsflnn. It 1j the supposition that
tome one hKri-mr-d along and seeing
the truck t.r.svarded, tcok the sacks ! D .----ffcTl ol DAintc
r.nd hurried to the boxcar, lost no
I;i examining the contents and
hurried away. That no cnej
Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald ha3
1 apieneJ to t.c on the depot platform t;one to Chicago.
i.t ti c hour thr.t the racks were taken J Hon E w Hurst an(1 wlfe leave to.
tnd that no or.t c;.v the thief depart morrov for . two weeks' visit in Wash-
HOLD A MEETING
Transact Business of Island
City Boating Association
Ready for Season.
And we've "sprung" a
new one this season!
It's "so different, you
know, old chap" out of
the ordinary in style and
Popular' s no name for
it, though! They're going
like hot cakes among the
English ' cloth hats,
$1.60 and $2.00.
Derbies are more con
servative aren't they?
Longley, $3.00 derby,
You can't buy a better
$3.00 derby anywhere
at least on the earth. Get,
one that will make you
feel at peace with the
world and make you
look that way, too.
"Crushers" of the bet.
Hats are a specialty
but men's clothing is al
ways on our mind.
See our window for
TWO COMMITTEES NAMED
ington and other points in the east.
Dr. F. Potter Smith left last night
for Newkirk. Okla., having been called
there by the death of his father in that
D. C. Murphy, lniG Twenty-third
street departed Wednesday for Winni
peg, Canada, where he will spend sev
eral days on business.
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Carse have
moved into their new residence at 121S
Twelfth street, where they are at
home to their friends.'
M. Garrison, 1230 Second avenue has
returned from Bloomington, 111., w here
he was called on account of the scr
lows illness of bis mother.
Commissioner M. T. Rudgren and Dr.
L. Ostrom leave tonight for Chicago to
attend the Swedish-American republi
can club banquet tomorrow night.
The Misses Selma and Lavlna An
derson. 1314 Forty-fourth street, hava
returned home after a several days'
visit in Peoria, 111., with friends and
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Stone and family
of Des Moines, Iowa, are guests at
the home of Mr. Stone's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. B. Stone, 1010 Twenty
Mr. and Mrs. Evert Storm, who mov
ed to this city a year ago from Musca
tine, left today for Los Angeles, Cal.,
where they 4ntend to make their fu
A. J. Hill of the high school fac
ulty and Architect O. Z. Cervin left
this morning for Chicago to get ideas
on furnishings for the new manual
Mr. and Mrs. L. Fitzgerald have de
parted for their home In Kansas City,
Mo after spending the past two
month a at borne of Mr. Fitzgerald's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Fitzger
ald, 70S Twenty-flr6t street.
A re to l'l"u Plenty of I laces and En
tertuininenth IV'Oins Cared for
The democratic county committee
convened last night at the Rock Island
house and discussed in an informal
way the coming election. George M.
Lukens presided as chairman in the
absence of M. W. Battles and M. J.
McEniry of Moline was secretary. A
committee consisting of George P.
Stauduhar, M. J. McEniry and Dr. G.
F. Johnson was named to confer with
the various candidates for public office
and bring out a harmonious makeup of
the ticket. In this connection the
names of various of the candidates
were brought before the meeting.
Floyd E. Thompson of East
Moline, candidate for state's attorney,
is the only one who has thus far filed
his petition to have his name placed
on the primary ballot.
The date for the democratic coun
ty convention was set at Friday, April
15, at 2 p. in. at Turner hall.
"Rock Island's Bert
POLICE TESTIFY AT
THE BILLBURG TRIAL
The county court in which Anthony
W. BiUburg la on trial on the charge
of conducting a gambling house, was
occupied for the greater part of today
Su hearing evidence put on by the city
in substantiating Its allegations. Prac
tically all of the police officers who
were parties to the raid out of which
the present charges grew, took the wit
ness stand and described what they
had oeen at the den. They told of hav
ing found card and other gaming ta
bles set up and ready for service, of
having arrested six men on charges of
r ambling and of having confiscated the
I gambling paraphernalia and later de
stroying it. Chief of Police James
iBrinn was to take the stand this aft
ernoon. The trial is a hot one and the
arguments between attorneys bitter at
In order to make good the declara
tion that the Island City IJoating as
sociation is going to do things during
the 1912 river season, the associa
tion met last evening, discussed mat
ters of importance, took action
where possible and made ready for
tin season. Letters are to be direct
ed to the boat clubs of the middle
west section inviting the members to
use the Rock Island harbor at the
time of the regatta under the aus
pices of the Davenport Boating asso
ciation. The Davenport harbor will
no doubt be taxed to its capacity, and
to the local club has extended the
courtesies to those who may wish to
avnil themselves of the opportunity.
MILL. CARE FOR BOOMS.
The booms which were left in the
river last fall through oversight will
be taken out of the way of danger
by a contractor who will be hired.
The boom 8 will be repaired and some
of them rebuilt and placed in read!
ness for the opening of the season.
May 1. It is the .plan of the associa
tion to open the harbor on the May
day and it is possible that some sort
of entertainment will be arranged
for that date. An entertainment
committee consisting of C. L. Beards
ley, A. II. Lambert and F. H. Bar
ac(t, has been appointed to take care
of the entertainments under the club
APPOIVT RACK rOMM ITTFK.
The 1912 race committee consists
of G. Mosenfelder, V. C. Kuenzel,
Harry Sage and Gus Jencke. It is
up to this committee to arrange sev
eral races for the coming season
There are to be some six or seven
new boats In the harbor this summer
and there will be plenty of competi
tion in any races which may be ar
ranged. It Is the plan to run off
a race or two in the evening and tc
follow its conclusion with a social en
PUMP FOR EMERGENCY
The auxiliary pufnp owned by the
city and used in keeping the sewer sys
tem working during excessive high wa
ter, is being overhauled under the di
rection of Commissioner. Jonas Bear
who wants it ready in case high water
attends the annual breaking up of the
ice in the Mississippi river, an event
of the near future. The pump is lo
cated near the abatoir In the west end
of the city and is usually brought into
action in the spring during the flood
season. When the stage of water is
higher than the normal, the sewage
of the city does not have a natural
flow to its western terminal and must
be aided by the pump.
AH tt- Bwg all the tlme.-argu.
JOHf HENRY BANKER.
John Henry- Banker, who died
Wednesday on bis farm in Canoe
Creek, where he had resided Si years.
was a native of Holstein, Germany,
where he was born Dec 1, 1S27. In
1S34 he came to Moline, where he lived
three years. He was united in mar
riage to Sophia Liphardt Sept. 27,
1857. After their marriage they set-
aled in Canoe Creek. They cele
brated their golden wedding ansiver
sary Sept. 27, 1907. Mr. Banker had
been a sufferer of Brigbt's disease for
many years. Congestion of the brain
developed Feb. 25. He. leaves his
widow, four children, William of Port
Byron, Mrs. Lena Schroeder at home,
Lewis of Burwell, Neb., and Mrs. Nora
Ashdown of Coe; 10 grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Mr. Banker
was confirmed in the Germ a a Luther-
The board of supervisors adjourned
this this morning for the March ses
sion without having voted on the pro
position to levy a special tax for the
increasing of the county's revenues in
an effort to catch up on finances and
clear the county of debt. The finance
committee brought iu a report showing
that at the beginning of this month the
county's liabilities amounted to $39,000
and that the estimated liabilities at
the end of the year would be nearly
JIM1 ,000 and In view or thi3 recom
mended that the new board which will
be formed following the coming elec
tion In April, take up the project of in
creasing the revenue to meet this obli
gation. The motion to put the burden
of raising the finances on the new
board was adopted. The five mill tax.
levy accordingly was not brought up.
IV A ME GRAND Jl'RY.
The closing business included the
submitting of a list of names for the
grand jury, a report of the judiciary
committee on the Second avenue pav
ing proposition and a report of the
visit of the board to Bethany home.
The bill of J. R. Brooks, deputy sher
iff, amounting to $92.50, was thrown
out after some heated arguments, ' a
motion finally being introduced and
carried that if said bill is again pre
sented to the committee on fees and
salaries that it be rejected.
The grand jury for the next term
of court is as follows:
Cordova George Ferguson.
Coe E. H. Coe.
Canoe Creek H. D. J. Bracker.
Zuma John C. Dailey.
Port Byron Samuel Bryan,
Hampton George Church.
South Moline Charles Palmer.
Moline Ernest Carlmark, Thomas
F. Quiity, Axel Klingberg, John A.
Rock Island William Bennett, J. G.
Smith. Phil S. Wllcher.
South Rock Island Thomas Daugh-
Black Hawk William Nichols.
Coal Valley Henry Hillier.
Rural R. L. Bollman. .
Bowling Cyrus Miller.
Edgington John H. Patterson.
Andalusia Edward Stropes.
Buffalo Prairie Ed Martin.
Drury Thomas Watson.
PROTEST OS FAVIXG.
The judiciary committee reported
that it had met with the board of lo
cal improvements and had protested
against the paving of Second avenue In
front of the court house because
finances would not permit and because
the present paving would last several
years, and asked the board to take ac
tion. The board placed the matter in
the hands of the committee with power
The board passed resolutions extend
ing a vote of thanks to the board of
directors of Bethany home for the in
vitation to visit the institution yes
terday afternoon, and went on record
as approving the work of the directors
of the association in their handling the
affairs of the Institution.
THE SATISFACTION OF BEING ILL DRESSED
If yon buy. your coats, suits
and dresses at Young & Mc
Combs, you are sure of that
And you are sure it will 'last.
For we sell only the best garments
on the market.
Garments that will give satisfac
tion and keep their good lines and
their fresh spic and span appearance
all the time.
Among these superb garments are
exact copies of styles created In Paris
by Poiret, Drecoll. Pacquln, Worth,
Callot. Others are adaptations . of
Paris styles. Still others are orig
inal and exclusive Wooltex creations
for the Wooltex style staff includes
several of the best designers In
Nothing but pure wool or pure silk
fabric in Wooltex apparel and fine
hand tailoring. Guaranteed for two
Let us 6how yon.
-U.CO OPERATIYE store caj. 13. Rock Island, III.
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WHERE QUALITY IS THE CHIEF ATTRACTION
B R fR
a more serious charge than disorderly
conduct to answer tomorrow.
SINNETT COMES BACK
WITH ANOTHER SCALP
Toung Slnnett has returned to Rock
Island with some more pugilistic laur
els hanging around his neck, said laur
els having been copped in a ring fight
with Harry Brund of Des Moines at
Quincy Wednesday night. The fight
went 10 rounds, and during the last six
Brund was too groggy to stand without
hanging onto Sinnett. Several well di
rected blows by Sinnett got the best of
the Des Moines lad before four rounds
had elapsed. After that, in order to
stave off a K. O. blow, he merely hur
onto Sinnett's heck. "Kid" Farmer of
Peoria, and Jake Par ad a. a Missouri
pug fought for 10 rounds, and rar-
raei had the best ol it.
MAJOR HAWES COMES
BACK AT SENATOR PAYNE
Referring to Senator William Payne's
observations in last night's Argus,
apropos, of the birthday customs of
himself and Major C. W. Haweji, yes
terday being the anniversary of both,
Major Hawes sent to The Argus office
this morning a note in which he states
very thorough search made of the
county records fails to disclose that
his friend, Senator Payne, ever had a
But there is a tradition among a
few early settlers of Hampton town
ship surviving," says Major Hawes,
and who, by the way, vividly recall
the pranks of his boyhood days; that
in the early 40 s he drifted into their
peaceful settlement with his parents
from the Duck Creek regions of Scott
county, Iowa. He came to them with
out authenticated pedigree, but there
is no reason to question his personal
statement that he was actually born
and at 12:05 o'clock a. m., March 8,
"As old age M customarily guaged
by the activities of the Individual, I
WILL NOT REMOVE
FROM THIS CITY
'The Central Union Telephone com
pany is moving nothing away from
Rock Island," said Commercial Chief
A. J. Beverlln this morning. "The re
port that the . heads of two depart
ments would be taken away from here
is not justified by the facts. On the
contrary the force here has been In
creased by the addition of four new
clerks in various capacities. We have
moved the supplies and materials be
longing to the traffic and plant de
partments to other exchanges but only
because of lack of room here. The
traffic and plant chiefs, both of whom
live in Rock Island, nominally have
their head offices here though In fact
they must necessarily have an office
in each of the cities of Rock Island
Moline and East Mollne.
'The company sees the enormous
possibilities in these cities and while
changes are being made, none of them
will result in Rock Island losing any
thing it now possesses but wilt rather
result in adding to the present hold
New spring suit of tan or!
gray Cheviot, unusual value at
$15 Same style in blue serge
$16.50. Shown at the M & K,
POLICE ARREST PAIR
TO PREVENT A THEFT
Ben Racey was fined $3 and costs
this morning or disorderly conduct
and John Martin, his pal, was sent to
the county jail to await hearing tomor
row morning on a like charge. The
pair were arrested by Detective Caul
field last night in the railroad yards,
and fcad it not been for the arrest,
little money might have left Racey'
pockets, unbeknown to him and
against his will, for from all reports,
he was not in condition to stave off
frisking at the hands of his pal. Racey
was fortunate to get away with a $
fine, where, had the officer not placed
him under arrest, all of his belongings
might have been missing today. Mar
tin, the police say, may possibly hare
Specials For ;
Nine pounds granulated sugar
with each 75c cash purchase
of groceries for 50c
Half pound chocolate 20c
Half pound cocoa 21c
Three lb. box washing powder 20c
Six lbs. laundry starch 25c
One pound box soda 8 c
One pound corn starch 8 c
Cne bottle bluing 8c
One bottle ammonia 8c
California prunes 10c
Two can pears 25c
SVi ounce bottle extract ...... 19c
Tea, 60c quality 45c
Fancy Santos Bogota coffee ... 33c
No tickets on above goods.
Phone 410. 1818-20 3rd Ave.
submit that the senator now and for
years on the retired list, has no claim
for Juniority over myself, who broke
into the candlelight 11:55 p. m., March
Johnson Back Home.
Peter Johnson, alias Sherlock
Holmes, has returned to his home back
of Davenport, after deciding to leave
it to the Rock Island police to hunt for
the timepiece that was stolen from his
pocket early yesterday morning by a
man for whom he had bought a few
Only One "Sromo Quinine."
That is Laxative Bromo Quinine.
Look for the signature of E. W. Grove.
Used the world over to Cure a Cold In
One Day. 25c.
Some Sink Sense
No place in the home gathers grease
as quickly as the kitchen sink. Gold
Dust washing powder, however, has the
peculiar quality of dissolving and cut
ting grease and if, after each dishwash
ing, a suds is made in the dishpan with
warm water and Gold Dust, and the sink
thoroughly rinsed with these suds, the
last particle of dirt and grease will be
removed. The sink pipe will never
become clogged with grease if Gold Dust
and plenty of hot water are used for
washing the sink morning and evening.
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surpassed. Once tried you'll
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