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THE ROCK 1S3GATTD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY 3IAKCH 27, 1912.
ONE MAN DEAD,
Coatlna4 from Pun On-
News. He, like Gardner, refrained
largely from a repetition of the speech
of the preceding night.
Another speaker. In the form
of Justice of the Peace P.
M. Wells, secured recognition from
those who -were In charge of the meet
ing and his address savored of a
few extreme adjectives. He talked
with the Intention of declaring that he
had not run away Saturday because of
fear of the mayor. Ha said he would
rather be a henchman of John Looney
than be associated with the Schrivers
for one minute.
COLLECTION DISPERSES CROWD.
When E. H. Gardner announced that
a collection would be taken to defray
the expenses of the recall, the crowd
of more than 2.000 began to dwindle.
Some few dollars were garnered.
When the crowd was asked to hold up
' their hands to signify approval of the
recall. If they did approve, but a few
scattered men raised their hands. The
vast majority seemed on the other
side of the fence.
Evidently dlssaUfled with the tame
ness of the meeting, as compared
witn that of the preceding evening,
several hundred of the crowd who
wert In the audience lined up on Sec
ond avenue, bound to start something.
In fact. It Is the statement of the po
lice that several carloads of the riff
raff of cities nearby were imported
for that very purpose. They were not
local men who started last night's
trouble by pulling trolleys and stop
ping cars and throwing rocks and hoot
ing policemen, and anything else which,
was Inspired with a malicious purpose.
They were not local men. except for a
few young boys, who hooted the police
and pursued them along Second avenue
and tried to get at them.
get imn POLICE.
That little incident, the real start
of the whole fight, took place about
:S0. Three policemen were on Second
J. P. Wallace of Rock Island
Writes letter which may be of great
Interest to skin sufferers of this city:
Rork Inland. 111.
I think your D. D. I. wonderful and
on that tandi Rlon In Its eUn. I nuf
fr4 aevrn y-itrn with rhronlc rz-mn.
trlnc most ovcrythlnp; I could hear of.
without rmilt. 1 Dually purchased a
bottle of D. I. t.. and I thought It made
me wnni at firt. but by the time I Kot
the Ibottle used up I could are the ecze
ma drvlnff un: the ItrMnir ntlrlv
ceaaed. I arot two more bottles and (t
mad me a permanent cure.
I aloo rail It matchlens for cleannlna;
the scalp and allayina; Itchtnir. scalp
iiumom, eradicating aanarun and re
moving obnoxious odors and prevents
' Ulna out of the hair. I arave l. I. 1,
" trial on my scalp and find It just as
you say and cannot recommend It too
hlsjhly to my rflends as an article of
Bhotild you erer -want to -put this In
print, you may do so. as it will be the
141119 of dotiitf someone else k"1
J. IP. wai.Lace.
Twentieth street and Third avenue.
So many convincing statements, sim
ilar to the above, have been made to
us privately by sufferers from se gra
nted skin diseases to whom we have
sold the D. D. D. Prescription, that we
feel bound to give it our unqualified
Harper House pharmacy, corner
Nineteenth street and Second avenue
Bennett's Athletic Goods
Are the best made.
Baseball goods and tennis
goods. We are the leaders.
We carry Spalding Bros.,
the Draper and Maynard,
the Victor, Rawlings
Wright and Ditson. These
are all official goods.
1619 Second Avenue
Look for the Bear Sign.
avenue. Some one said, "Let's get
Knowing fall well that their resist
ance would -precipitate a fight, the po
lice ran east along the avenue. The
crowd followed. The police hurried
through the Goltman restaurant. Com
missioner Hart had Just sent a por
tion of the night officers to their beats,
the report having been made that the
mob had dispersed. The day men
were just leaving for home. Some got
but half a block away when the
mob came along. When the mob
reached the city hall, eight police
men, together with Commissioner Hart
and Mayor Schriver were in the sta
As the mob lined up across the
street. Commissioner Hart stepped
outside the station and holding his
hands up, asked that the crowd be
guided by reason and refrain from
any attempt at injury. His remarks
were drowned in a riotous cry,
followed by a fusillade of bricks. He
went back Into the police station, cau
tioned his men not to agitate the
crowd in any way, but to stick in
the back ground unless the mob took
up the fight of its own accord.
FIRE IX STATION.
In a minute the officers were startled
by the firing of two shots, both of
which took effect in the west wall of
the station lobby. The officers sprang
to their posts and fired a volley from
their revolvers over the beads of the
crowd. There was a retreat by the
mob, but they came back and it was
seen that the officers, trapped in the '
station, must necessarily fight, not on
ly for their lives, but to preserve
peace and order as far as possible.
There was another volley over the
heads of the crowd, but it bad no ef
fect. Their next volley was directed
into the crowd and some few were
The mob returned fire, using revol
vers and bricks as weapons. Every
station window was broken, as well
as some !n the city hall offices. Sev
eral bullets were fired through win
THE FIRST KILLING.
The killing of J. C. Kelly at the El
liott saloon in the Maucker house at
Sixteenth street and Fourth avenue.
drew the mob away from the
station doors for a few minutes. When
it came back, the determination to kill
city officers was greater than before.
The renewed efforts of the mob were
doubled. When another man was kill
ed on Third avenue, some of the less
reckless withdrew from the mob.
When the third death occurred, the
fight was .about over. Several men
were carried away, badly Injured, to
be cared for by the physicians who
could be reached. .
The city forces were reinforced in
the meanwhile by Sheriff O. L Bruner
and three deputies, each armed with
revolvers and rifles. The rifles were
The officers withstood the on
slaught of the mob for more than an
hour. At 11 o'clock, the fight was
practically over and most every one
had gone away from the station. Dur-
ng the entire night, but three men
were arrested by the officers. One of
them carried a gun.
That the police did. not meet vio
lence with violence sooner, is some
thing which surprises those who know
to what humiliation they were sub
jected by the taunts, not to mention
mlsBiles, of the crowd which assemb
led on the streets. "Had we put a
stop to the affair the night before, the
result would have been the same,"
said Chief Brinn this morning. "We
stood as much as possible and then
had to let go."
Of city officials and employes. Ser
geant Herges was the only one who
was Injured In any way. Kls hand was
cut by a rock.
The Rock island Hardware store
was broken open about midnight by
members of the mob who sought to se
cure revolvers. The attempt was frus
trated by the night watchman, Pete
Hayman, who stood guard at the door.
MARTIAL LAW .
TO BE ENFORCED
C Continued from FMT One.)
ed without process of law and
turned over to the .county
Authorities. Under' martial
law, the city officials are de
prived of their power.
High school pupils, in general
assembly this afternoon were
warned to keen off OI tne
streets as much as possible.
THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIOX.
Springfield, HL, March 27.
Governor Deneen has been ask
ed by Sheriff 0. L. Bruner, Rock
Island, to declare martial law in
Rock Island and has referred
the request to Attorney General
Stead for an opinion on the gov
Adjutant General Dickson
will act as Governor Deneen' s
representative at Rock Island.
The coventor stated he will
await the report of Adjutant
General Dickson before he will
decide whether martial law will
The companies in the 6th
regiment, all of which will be
in Rock Island tonight are:
A Rock Island.
D Oak Park.
Governor Deneen has order
ed the entire 6th regiment to
sibly scores. The crowd broke the
door and the -window, and that was as
far as it got. Hayman faced the crowd
with leveled weapon and forced it to
The report that a man by the name
of J. C Kelly was killed could not be
verified late today, and from all ap
pearances, the story of the death of
such a man was but one of the many
myths concerning the fracas. It was
the report which was made to the po
lice last night, and again reaffirmed
to them this morning.
In all the mob that surrounded the
police station last night and discharg
ed the fusillade of shots and bricks at
the station windows, it is afe to say
that the majority was composed of
thugs, Imported for the occasion, and
young men who knew no better, most
of them under 21 years of age. In all
the crowd which surrounded the place
till early this morning, few Rock Is
land citizens could be recognized.
The audience in the Family moving
picture theatre at Nineteenth street
and Second avenue was thrown into a
panic shortly after 9 o'clock by the
surging of a portion of the mob
through the lobby of the show house.
The alarm of fire spread through the
audience and a frenzied rush as made
toward the exits. The doormen in
formed the people f the nature of the
disturbance and all were allowed to
retire from the building through the
stage and rear office exits. No one
What was thought to have been an
attempt upon the life of Mayor Schri-
ver this morning at' 9 o'clock, was
nothing other than an accidental dis
charge of a pump gun In the hands of
a deputy. The deputy -was unloading
the gun at the time and one of the
slugs was accidentally discharged.
Coming as it did and when it did, its
exact nature was not explained till
long after the accident occurred.
Coroner John Rose stated this morn
ing that the coroner's inquest over F,
H. Kellogg of Davenport will not be
held before Saturday morning. Then
he "will assemble his jury and endeav
or to fix the blame for the death of the
man. Should Hoy Swingle die, the in
quest over 'his body will not be held
before Saturday.- The same holds true
in any other instances which may
arise. The undertaker was given in
structions this morning not to care for
the body of Kellogg in any way until
further orders from the coroner.
All the news all the time The Argus.
17 mot, fyitin
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If you want to look your best on Easter
Sunday buy that New Suit or Coat at
It is not a minute too early for you to settle that ap
parel question for Easter for every day will be a
busier day from now on, at this store.
The handsome styles, the fine materials, the perfect
workmanship and the reasonable prices are conspic
uous features in every garment, and no matter how
exacting you mav be regarding vour wearables you
can be thoroughly pleased here.
OUB SHOWTXG OF SOTS
Is complete at all prices up to
540, but we want to particu
larly call your attention to the'
quality, style and tailoring in
the suits shown by us at the
more popular prices
$9.98, $12.38, $15, $20, $220, $25
THE NEW SPROG COATS
An exceptional showing because
of the variety of new style ef
fects and the bright spring
tones. Serges and whip-cords
in all shades and white novel
ty mixtures black silk and sat
ins an assortment by far the
largest in town. $&9S to $33
Correct 'Easter Millinery
Hundreds of the season's best styles are here for your
selection, and new ones coming in every day from our
We specialize on popular priced hats of our own make
at $2.50, $3.50, $4.25, $5.75, $7.50.
Nelp Cloth Dresses,, Silk Costumes, Lingerie Dresses. Skirts,
Waists, Wash Dresses and Children 's Wearables
Everything is now ready for satisfactory shopping but
it behooves every woman to make selections this week.
You know what the final rush just before Easter means,
so do your shopping now just ahead of the crowd and
More Salts at $9.93
Smart styles of all wool
serges and mixtures
satin lined and perfectly
f: 3ee Hihe
Corner Second and 'Brady Streets
Hessallne Waists $1.99
Hundreds of new spring
waists in plain colors and
stripes high or low
Following a conference this
morning between Mayor H. M.
Schriver, Sheriff O. L. Bruner,
officers of the national guard
companies and numerous prominent
citizens, it was decided to call upon
Governor Charles S. Deneen to pro
claim martial law here. Sheriff
Bruner communicated witn the gov
ernor over long distance telephone and
the chief executive of the state an
nounced 'that he would grant the re
quest and have a complete regiment
of guardsmen here so as to prevent
any further outbreaks tonight.
Such an order will put at least a
thousand armed, equipped and well
drilled men here in charge of things
and will prevent any more rioting it
is believed. "
Forn coMFAxrs here.
Four companies of the 6th regiment,
M. G., were on duty in Rock Island
this morning before the sun arose.
They were A of Rock Island, B of Gen
eseo, F of Moline and E of Sterling.
In all they numbered about 100 men.
none of them having waited for a full
roster before leaving their armories
following the call to arms.
Additions to Companies B of Gene
seo and E of Sterling arrived during
the day and the ranks of F were also
augmented to a considerable extent
Captain M. H. Lyons of Company F
of Moline was placed in command of
the troops and ordered to hold his men
in readiness to respond to any call of
Sheriff O. L. Bruner.
Shortly after sunrise Company A,
maae up or kock islanders, was re
lieved from duty and It is hardly prob
able that they will be called out again,
Before noon word came from Mon
mouth and GaleBburg that Companies
H and C were on their way here.
READY TO MAKE
help. Some laborers at work near by
sprang Into the water and carried him
ashore. By that time he could breathe
only with extreme difficulty, this being
the most serious symptom. The pur
ple mass was scraped from the skin
with knives and razors, but it seemed
to have sunk into the flesh. For six
or seven months afterward he could
very readily have passed for a tattooed
man, the entire middle and lower por
tion of his body being covered with
the most fanciful tracings. Harper's.
Scouts reported at the city hall of
the attempted robbery of the Rock
Island Hardware store and certain of
the officers and deputies armed with
long range rifles were stationed in the
council chamber on the third floor of
the city hall building ready to put up
a strong defense should the mob suc
ceed in its efforts to arm its members.
Four men had set their guns and had
the crowd returned the result would
have been extremely serious.
At the same time several of the dis
turbers, Sound to make trouble, turned
in numerous fire alarms. The fire de
partment, after responding to many of
them, was ordered to remain in the
station unless called by phone. The
measure was a drastic one to over
come a drastic situation.
Notes of the Fray
QUEER MARINE ANIMAL
Almost Too Much.
Along the long, lone country road
tramped a man and his wife. The lat
ter, a tall, gaunt female, was bullying
the meek little partner of her sorrows
who trudged just ahead of her with
reluctant steps. Suddenly the woman,
turning, saw a bull racing madly down
the road behind them. She quickly
sou eh t refuse in the hedge, but her
companion, conscious only of his woes.
went meekly forward. The bull caught
him up and sent him spinning into a
muddy ditch before it raced forward
on its mad way.
As the funny looking object crawled
from his watery resting place be saw
his gaunt wife coming toward him.
At the sight of her what temper be
had in bis possession rose.
'See. Maria. If If you hit me again
like that, yoa'Il make me er down
right mad, so I warn you !" Exchange.
To Build Many Hard Roads.
Springfield. March 27. Hard roads
will be built under the direction of the
Illinois highway commission in 21 lo
calities during the coming summer, ac
cording to a decision made by the com
mission yesterday. The following
places will build from one to five' miles
of road, with the assistance of the com
mission: Sargent township, Douglas
county; Palestine, Crawford county;
Effingham, Mattoon, Pekin, Bridgeport,
Shawneetown, Paxton, Cairo, Watseka,
Bloomington, Shirley, McLean county;
Lincoln, Harvey, Cook county; Troy,
Collin8ville, Alton, Shermerville, Cook
county; Ridge Farm, Vermilion coun
ty; Falrbury, Livingston county; Gen
eseo, Henry county, ana bioiey, tora
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts on this plan. It
loosens the cough, relieves the lungs.
opens the secretions and aids nature
In restoring the system to a healthy
condition. Sold by all druggists.
news all tne time The
Send down your rugs to be
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Rebrightened by renovat
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They Positively Guarantee
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Louis Ullemeyer telephoned The Ar
gus this afternoon that he had not
It Is estimated that some three or
four thousand people were in the mob
which surrounded the police station
Yesterday a resolution was placed In
circulation which was freely signed en
dorsing the mayor and municipal com
mission in the efforts being pursued to
maintain order and pledging support
to these officers in their endeavors.
The early train on the Rock Island
from Chicago brought a number of
staff representatives of the Associated
Press, the Chicago Tribune, the Chica
go Record-Herald and the Chicago Ex
aminer, together with a corps of cam
era operators, who immediately got
busy on the Job.
"Portugu.s. Man-of-war" Is
V.ritabl Fairy Ship.
The "Portuguese man-of-war Is held
to be one of the most beautiful of all
the so called pelagic animals and Is a
veritable fairy ship, with sail that can
be elevated or lowered, that can throw
out a dredse or haul it in in short.
one of the most attractive of all ma
rlne animals and at the same time one
of the most dangerous.
This little animal has been called a
"poem In satin," yet it conceals under
its attractive exterior an armament
that is capable of overpowering a foe
of a thousand times its size. In fact.
the physalla stands in the same rela
tion to many other marine animals of
its size as a well fitted torpedo subma
rine boat would to an old l'e of bat
tle ship of the Constitution class.
If one bnt touch the purple tentacles
a realizing sense of this power Is at
once experienced. The finger stings
as If needles had been thrust Into It,
and when the tentacles are placed
upon a spot where the flesh is sensitive
the pain can only be compared to that
produced by melted lead or boiling oil-
One scientist nearly lost his life in
an engagement with the little craft
The man had a habit of swimming on
his side, an unfortunate habit In this
case. Inasmuch as his view to the right
was obstructed when one day be swam
over the tentacles of a large "man-of
war." He was In about seven feet of
water, and the contact Immediately
gave the swimmer such a shock that
be almost lost the power of motion
As he struck bottom with bis feet be
pushed up and partially recovered him
solf .nffirientlv at lenst to enU for
Statesman Victim of Auto.
Mound City. March 27. Hall Whlte-
aker, member of the Illinois legisla
ture, was seriously injured yesterday
in an automobile accident. The other
occupants of the machine were Dr.
Hargan and Loren Stopplett.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets invariably bring relief to wo
men suffering from chronic constipa
tion, headache, biliousness, dizziness,
sallowness of the skin and dyspepsia.
Sold by all druggists.
Brown's Business College
New Term Opens Monday,
Classes in Shorthand and
Typewriting will continue all
If you are thinking: of study
ing Shorthand, NOW i3 the
time to enroll.
' Start with the NEW CLASS
and you will be ready for a
position in the fall.
Full particulars upon re
quest. (Phone, W. 1974.)
M. B. Dewey, Principal.
Don't Throw It Away
Don't give or throw away any
garment until you find out
whether or not we can restore
it to usefulness.
Our prices are moderate-
our work is satisfactory.
Bring us your old suit. We
will restore its original look.
CLEANING, PRESSING, RE
PAIRING AND DYEING.
Men's work a specialty.
Telephone West 317.
YE TOG SHOP
g. e: baker
1807 Second Avenue.
AN APPEAL TO WIVES
Tou know the terrible affliction
that comes to many homes from the
result of a drinking husband or son
Ycu know of the money wasted on
Drink" that 1b needed in the homo
to purchase food and clothing. OR
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the good ORRINE is doing.
The Harper House pharmacy, H.
O. Rolfs, proprietor.
"Just tome Move Talk
A stove store complete from A to Z, that is what
A stove for cooking or heating for coal, gas or
gasoline, no matter what size, pattern or style, we
have it and we can save you from $5 to $10 on the
price compared with any furniture or installment
Phone 691 for vacuum cleaning at your aotae on carpet,
matting, mattresses, upholstering we guarantee satisfaction.
Eend down-your old carpet and hare a fine rug made that outlasts
them all. Work promptly attended to.
1710 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island.
From early morning the street in
front of The Argus building was
thronged with people eager to read!
the bulletins and the special edl-!
tions cf the paper giving the early
accounts of the riot were quickly
But for the action of Peter Hayman,
merchant watchman, the crowd would
have gotten Into the Rock Island Hard
ware store last night, but Hayman in
terrupted their progress. He was as
sisted by a few of the saner men In
(the crowd who urged" that such a
I move -would result in the death of pos-1
to save the miniature book
"The Road to Wellville"
found in pkgs. of
"There's a Reason"
A week is all I
will ask you to
pay me on a 17
jewel watch in a
25 year 14. karat
gold filled Hunt
ing or open face
case. Buying a
watch is indeed
don't put off,
but come right to
my store and'
pick out the watch'
you want. Simons'
Jewelry store, 305
Harrison Street. ,
i i. j p 1 1
Yes, we sell repairs for all stoves, black and set
stoves and connect them with the hot water tank.
Telephone West 18.
Allen, Mvers & Company
TILE EXCLUSIVE STOVE STORE.
DERMA VIVA, THE IDEAL FACE POWDER
Makes face, bands, arms and neck as white as milk and
does not show or rub off. Pimples, blackheads, freckles,
moth or liver spots cured in a few days. Have handled this
preparation for years and recommend it. Price 60 cents.
Young tt McCombs and Thomas Drug company.