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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. THtJKSUAY, 31 A V 23, 1912.
CAUGHT IN RAID
Two Eesorts Visited
Wee Hours of Night and a
FOUR MEN ARE
Majority of inVncler Were New to
the 1a ul Police Force Action
Agamxt lr-rty Owners.
Eight women, seven of whom are
manors to the Rock Ibland red
lifht district, and the other an old
oflen'l-r, were arretted last Bight in
two raids made by Officers Kinney atid
Lloyd on a house, at 21' 4 Twenty-first
fcinet and on a house near t-econd
nvcnue and T wenty-firM street by Of
fi er William (.al.el. In addition to
the women, four men were arrested.
Ail were haled before Magistrate C.
J. Sii.it li this niornii.g. Emma Rus-
sell, who conducts the place where
Kinr.. y and Lb.yd found three women
in addition to the landlady, was fin-
Mi ? J." ami c-oHtK. while her bevy of
irU three young women attired in j
n-tty, light spring costumes and Cow-
er l.e'l. K. d c h;i.e;nix. wete ca h fin-
ed $1.. and ,-t, Mrs. ls.-ll saw
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io u iiiiii w.e inieb were- p.nu. ivoy
Jr.ht .-on of Clinton, who was caught j
ii. the net paid a i and costs fine
101 ; a MI 1 TOi
ji. win oim r t , .vi j rtic u imams,
Bal.e Lewis. Nell.e .Mills and -Mar-I
g.te, camen. was ,-a.h f,-l
and .cms. One of them. liahe Lewis.
l-awl a fine from the podimi!. of an
envelope left with her by an attor-
ney. .Mag Uiiey i8 propriuteHS of the,
joint. The three fellows who were,
arrested by (label .c orge Ilintoa. '
lier IkIUIIlHIJII clIIU llie lllltr-
fen were eiifh lined $:! and coats.
AC. INT TIIK OU M:H.
The women, without exception,
v e re told to be out of Lock Island by
. o'clock or suffer vaernney charges.
It was stated by the authorities that
Informations will be filed against the
owners cf the property. The fact that
the women were strangers who had
been here but a week or so, points out
that fife former habitues of the criui
fcon glare sertion have forsaken its
WOMAN PRISONER IS
GIVEN HER FREEDOM
Hose Taylor, arrested a month or
i-o uko on a charge of disorderly eon
ciurt. in connection with one of the
police raid.-, aal committed to th"
county Jail until the payment of a
SJimi pne, waw today released by order
of County Judm 11. W. Olmsted. It
was shown that the woman could not
pay the fine and under the pauper act,
having served a sufficient piit:ishnien,
bhe w as allowed her litu rty.
George Bean, "404 'a Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, who was temporarily
paralw.d by a fall of "tl f-et from a
telegraph pole yesterday morning at
11 o'clock, has entirely regained the
use of hiii limbs and Is reported as al
most entirely recovered. While
working on some wires on a pole at i
the main drive of the Rock Island '
arsenal. Bean received the full volt- j
age of a powerful electric current and
hung suspended In mid-air for nearly
two hours before he fell to the
ground. The order had been given at
the power house to shut off the cur
rent but through an oversight this
was not done. Bean's left hand is
I badly burned through contact with
nean naa a pair 01 puers m uia
right, band and when he touched them
to the wire, still holding on with his
right hand, he received the full cur
rent. His fall to the ground came
when he involuntarily cut the wire
with the pliers, by a convulsive move
ment of his right hand.
SEARCH FOR BODY
I Search for the body or the unfortu
j nate William Tibbits, victim of yester-
day's noon-day drowning tragedy, con
tinues. Friends who are aidinz in the
T direction of the search appealed to I
city auftorities this afternoon for per- -. favoring the ellminatlon of all time
mission to use dynamite tonight in an i guarantees on gold-filled and gold
effort to bring the body to the surface r,larpd watrh cas. and that ati other
"' lur r. i i.e perm bmn win
lobably be granted with the provision
ule ponce guaro. me men w no i
handle the explore and keep others
Uom tnp danger zone.
A brother of the dead man, John K.
iu'"18. .MiiwauKee representative 01
the Remington typewriter concern. I
was ta 1 kn tn nvcr trip innc dintarifp
-' - - - ,
'elephone last evening and he has giv-
orders in case the body is located,
e event that the remains are re-
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Inland to cla.m them.
ClSUlim A "t-3
MUs Minnie Lothringer of Chicago
is visiting relatives and friends in this
ill V. I
j Frar.k 111 has returned from Ocean !
Springs, Miss., where he spent the
past winter. :
Simon Ziffern of Chicago is visiting !
j at the home of his father-in-law, S. i
j Kich, 2319, Fourth avenue. j
j Commissioner Jonas Bear and M. S. I
; Heasy went to Hampton this morning j
i to attend the funeral of A. R. Stoddard.
I Coi'iity Judge K. W. Olmsted was
it he principal speaker this afternoon at
the graduation ceremoni s of the class
of 1912 of the high school at Cordova.
Mrs. John Konosky, 22$ Fifth and
a-half avenue, left last ni.'ht for Grand
Island. Neb., to visit with her daughter,
.Mrs. William Hleuer. She will spend
three weeks in the west.
Judpe F. D. Karnsay of Morrison.
v. ill motor in the east during August,
in company with Mrs. Ramsay and ,
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Potter of Morrison.
No particular route has been mapped
out, but four weeks are expected to be
consumed on the trip.
Mrs. Kdna Petcher-Boehm has re
turned to her home in Houston, Tex
having been called here to attend
the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Mabel
Petcher-Simpson. George I etcher
and Cleorge Petcher, Jr., left for Chi
cago for a few days' visit before re
turning to their home in Houston.
Afternoon Excursion Decoration Day.
On the big side wheel steamer
Morning Star to Muscatine and re -
turn. Leaves Rock Island at 2:45
p. m. Returns at 10:30 p. m. Fare
r0 cents round trip.
STORE WITH A CONSCIENCE"
One hundred women's tailored and
demi-tailored suits, worth $20.00,
$23.50, $27.50 and up to $32.50,
Each suit is a representative of the best In style, material anfl work
manship known to woman's spring apparel, and each, whether the se
verely plain or the more dressy, is late spring model and smart to a
Tropical worsteds for the hottest day, fashionable English whipcord
and wale-cloths. French serges and novelty and mannish suitings.
the desirable grays, alao tan, blue and
To the women thinking about vacation wardrobe
this sale presents an exceptional saving opportunity
WOMEN. MISSES CHILDKLN
oKO30A1aN lEaDs-OTHERS FOLLOW.
; State Meeting Conies to a Close
and Delegates Are Leaving
HAVE HAD A FINE' TIME
Take Drastic Action Regarding Time
Guarantee on Gold Filled and
The fifth annual convention of the
Illinois Retail Jewelers' association
came to a close this afternoon after a
three days' session, and the majority
of the delegates took the Chicago spe
cial train which left the city at 4:45.
A radical move was taken at the bus-
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' ""Li"s "iu " " s' .
similar articles of jewelry just be
s,amped witn either the name of the
manfacturer or a registered trade-
mark Legisiation win be urged pro-
hibiting the stamping or attaching of
a time puaraatee m any Iorm on tne
(( KRTHROWS A , PRECEDEXTS.
In n,, fho ,.,,.,, ,,,,
! been customary and the abol-
j f1 a s been customary, and the aboi
shm?nt f practlce ,is Veiled
innovation. The reason for the above
! in a!1 probab,ty not wear the same
'length of time with two different per
1 sons. A lawyer mav buv a watch case
! and it wni last longer than the 20.year
tPrm of ,he guarantee, wnpr(.aa a
. nlinf.r or aborerf purchasing the same
f c&tie would not receive the same ser-
vifo r.wir,a rt tVSa
harder usane to
which the case would be submitted,
through contact with dirt, grit, etc.
The jewebrs merely wish to guaran
tee that the article will give satisfac
tion. KI.KfT Of'FK EHS.
The delegates held the annual elec
tion of officers while on their river
excursion trip this morning;, the en
tire body boarding the G. W. Hill at 9
o'clock. Jacob Ramser of this city was
strongly favored by many of the dele
gates for the office of president, but
owing to the fact that his time is so
completely taken up with his business
interests, Mr. Ramser absolutely re
fused to become a candidate.
The officers elected were:
President John Schmelzer, Centra
lia. Hist Vice Presidt nt A. W. Johan
Se-ond Vice President J. F. Kuss,
Secretary anil Treasurer Charles
F. Manahan, Chicago.
It was decided to abolish the office
of treasurer and combine it with that
iof tne secretary, to which Mr. Mana-
I.AIJIKX MOM) MKETIXf;
The ladies' auxiliary also held a I
meeting this morning, at which time
i: adopted resolutions, thanking the
I Rock Island and Moline ladies for the
' efforts put forth for the entertainment
i and comfort of the visitors. Officers1
! were chosen as follow s:
j Preside-.it Mrs. A. W. Johanson,
J Vice President Mrs. B. S. Felbey,
S ecreta ry M rs.
H. C. Stern, Chi
T. H. Craig, Cham-
DECIDE OJf COXVETTIOX.
The convention next year goes to
the twin-cities, LaSalle-Peru. The del
egation from these towns had made a
strenuous effort to land the meet for
next year, and there was but little
At the conclusion of the steamboat
excursion this morning, the delegates
adjourned to the T. M. C. A. building,
where they sat for a group photograph
in front of the building. This after
noon the ladies attended the Empire
theatre as guests of the management.
while the retail jewelers went into se
cret executive session.
Secretary-Treasurer Manahan had
the following to say this afternoon in
regard to the convention: "The con
vention has been a success from every
standpoint and all the jewelers are de
lighted with their stay here. The asso
ciation wishes to express appreciation
of the cordial welcome extended by
the jewelers of Rock Island and Moline
and the efforts made to make their
stay an enjoyable one. We wish to
thank the Rock Island club for its ef
forts in our behalf, and also Manager
Carl Mueller of the Harper for his
care of us. We have never received
better hotel accommodations any
where, and last night's banquet was
the best in the history of the organiza
tion. "We wish to thank the press of the
city for the valuable space devoted to
us and their cooperation in making
the meeting a success. We have all
had the time of our lives and expect
to come back again, if not to Rock Is
land, to Moline, where we will proba
bly convene two years from now. We
have enjoyed ourselves immensely and
will always reserve a warm spot in
our hearts for Rock Island."
BAXQIKT LAST NIGHT.
About 150 were seated at the tables
at the New Harper last night, the oc-
casion nemg tne annual Lanquet ot ne
J.wp1lr, association. Thp enahprin? i
was a joyous cne from start to finish,
and there was not a dull moment dur- i
ing the entire evening. G. P. Engle
hardt of Chicago acted in the capacity
cf toastmaster, and by his exuberance
of spirits and his forceful humor, es
tablished a reputation for himself
which will probably result in his hold
ing down the head of the table at many
similar affairs in the future. Mr. Engle-
hardt is the editor of the National Jew
eler. Colonel John L. Shepherd, of the
Keystone Watch Case company, New
York, told of conditions throughout
the country as regards the trade. His
business as a publicity man enables
him to cover a vast amount of terri
tory and he stated that the jewelers
were booming everywhere. He made
I an appeal for cooperation, increased
interest and good fellowship. A. P.
Reich of Dalton, who is the infant of
I the association, having been a mem-
ber but 30 days, was next called upon,
! and expressed his loyalty to the organ
Charles F. Monahan of Chicago, the
secretary of the association, told of the
work which had been accomplished
during the past year, and urged still
greater results by a continuance of
the efforts put forth in the past.
TEI.I.S OF II.I.I.XOIS.
Hon. W. A. Meese of Moline took
as the subject for his address, '"The
Story of Illinois." He spoke of the
early days and of conditions in this
locality. He dwelt upon the many
places of interest in and about Rock
Island from an historical standpoint,
and described the early inhabitants,
the Sacs and Fox Indians. The speak
er took up the life of Black Hawk at
some length and told of the perfidy of
he white man in obtaining some 50,
000,000 acres of land for $20,000. Mr.
.Meese s aaaress was intensely inter
esting and was enthusiastically re
JI'1TVHE IX HARE FORM
W. B. Mclntyre, without whom no
banquet would be complete, easily
topped the bill last night. He spoke
in his usual eloquent and brilliant man
j ner, keeping the banqueters in a con-
tinuous roar of laughter with
j his humorous epigrams and w it
: ticisms. At the conclusion of his
I address he was tendered an ovation
and again confirmed his right to the
title, "The Apostle of Sunshine." In
his serious moments, however, which
were frequent, Mr. Mclntyre brought
to his auditors a real message, advo
cating the elemination of jealousy and
malice and the instituting of patience
and good will.
TEI.LS OP CRAFT.
The speaker emphasized the marvel
ous strides which had been made in
the development of the jewelry craft
(and referred to its history as a ro
j manee. Jewelry hag been used from
! the prehistoric days for personal adorn
ment, and the steps taken in develop
ing the products of the trade from
the crude hammered articles of an
cient days to the beautiful machine
made articles of today are extremely
interesting. The speaker told of the
opening of Egyptian tombs and the
finding of Jewelry which must have
been made 4,500 years ago, which even
today cannot be reproduced with the
modern methods utilized.
MESSAGE OF PEACE,
f - f r. j ...
..... mat me great -
est jewel of all was peace of mind,
which must come only through sincere
and honest contact with one's fellow
j uC plrau cor ioe lorgetting or
j ue pasi ana tne redeeming of the fu
; ture. The terrific competition of to
j day saps a man's energy, an without
relaxation there can be no peace. The
speaker advocated a spirit of unselfish
ness and good fellowship In one's
everyday life aa the secret of true
The remainder of the program in
cluded music and other entertainment,
Sample Shoe Shop,
17th St.. near 4th Ave.
has made a larg epurchase of
high grade footwear. Shoes
that high expense stores ask $4
and $5 for. We sell them at
about the right prices for shoes.
white buck, dull
mat kid, tan rus-
sian calf, black satin, in every
new style, in all sizes in shoes,
oxfords or pumps made by the
best factories. These shoes are
not sold elsewhere for as low
a price. We sell
them for . . . ,
!l No $
NO FANCY FIXTURES
SAMPLE SHOE CO.
323 Seventeenth St.
MISSING MAN IS
FOUND BY SLEUTH
A detective in the employ of the
Modern Woodmen soc iety of this city
h SUCCeeded in clearing up a J
mystery of eight years' standing, as to
whether or not Charles Weston, a
j member of the Woodmen camp at De-
Kalb, 111., was alive or dead. Inci
dentally the society has been saved
$2,000 as a result of the success of the
sleuth. Eight years ago Weston dis
appeared. His wife kept up his insur
ance for seven years, and then as the
! man was legally dead, provided he
could not be found, claim for his pol
icy of $2,000 was filed. The Woodmen
resisted payment, and instituted a
countrywide search for the missing
man. He was finally located in Min
neapolis, alive and well. Thus far he
has given no reason for his disappear
ance. BOOSTERS BANQUET
AT THE NEW HARPER
The booster banquet of the new Fif
ty Thousand club is to held this even
ing at the New Harper house at 6:30.
The committee in charge announced at
noon that some 200 reservations had
already been made and the prospects
were that there would be a consider
able number in addition by the time
evening rolled around.
The aim of the supper is to get the
boosters together and continue plans
for the strengthening of the club and
for taking up civic problems.
MltS. I!c;t K. 1IHDF.X.
Mr?. Inga K. Heden of 4500
avenue, passed away yesterday
ing after an illness since last Decem
ber. She was born in Sweden Dec. 8,
1ST.9, at the age of 30 coming to this
country. Together with her husband
she moved to St. Louis. After living
! there one year they spent two years in
Hampton, and then moved to Rock Is
land, where she had since made her
home. Her husband died 10 years ago.
Two sons and two daughters are left
to mourn the loss of a devoted mother.
They are William of Rock Island, Hen
ry of Moline. Mrs. Clyde Calkins and
Mrs. John Temple of Rnck Island.
Seven grandchildren also survive, as
well as two brothers and one sister in
The funeral was held from the late
home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, ser
vices being in charge of Rev. A. I'.
Bergstrom of the Swedish Lutheran
church of Moline, of which deceased
had been an active member. Inter
ment was at Riverside cemetery.
The funeral of A. R. Stoddard, who
died at his home in Hampton yester
day morning, was held from the Hamp
ton Congregational church this after
noon at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. R. Cady offi
ciating. Services at the grave were in
charge of the Woodmen. The funeral
was held jointly with that of Mrs. V.
C. Pettingill. his sister, who died at
FIRST CAR RUN OVER
NEW MUSCATINE LINE
The first car was run over the re
cently completed line of the Daven-
port-Muscatine interurban today, the!
run being merely la the nature of a i
test frtr t h a traplr A aw nnnt4nMi,
1 the officials is to make the trip to-
j morrow. Just when a schedule will!
be started, depends on when the new ,'
interurban cars which have been or-
dered fir the line arrive
Thomas Mansill, recently returned
from a tour through the European
countries ar.d the Orient, ha3 a few
novel experiences to tell of his incar
ceration 1n Turkey last November,
when he, with a party of other tour-
Ut6. was held under guard because of
i quarantine. Mr. Mansill returned to
SAMPLE SHOE CO.
323 Seventeenth St. Near Fourth
M ih $2.50
Out of the high rent
street near Fourth ave
this city via the 'Pacific route. He ex
pects to leave soon for South American
NEW TREASURER NAMED
FOR SILVIS TOWN BOARD
J. J. Welsh was elected treasurer of
Silvis, Tuesday evening in a hotly con-
tested election in which the president
i. -i c ,:
took no part. There were four candi
dates for the office and the president
announced that he would not make an
appointment, but would leave the
choice with the trustees. The result
was that a secret ballot was cast, six
being taken before Mr. Welsh was
elected. Dr. A. C. Hansen tendered his
resignation as health officer to the
board, assigning no cause for his ac
tion. Dr. W. D. Chapman was appoint
ed his successor.
Clarence Becker, arrested by De
tective William Caulfield, while try
ing to peddle 64 pounds of brass fit
tings stamped with the Rock Island
road name, is held on a charge of
larceny in Magistrate C. J. Smith's
court. Information is to bo filed in
the county court against Becker. The
fittings have been identified by road
employes. Recker claims to have
picked them up from along the road
right-of-way near Silvis.
ur. b. ji. .Miller plead guilty to a
growth of information filed by his
wife in police court, and paid a fine I
of $2 and costs $9.10 this morn-j
George Geitman, a peddler, was fin
ed $5 and costs this morning for ped
dling without a license. He was ar
retted by Officer Herges. He carried
an antiquated license. When arrest
ed, there was a copious flow of tear
drops whi,oh only vaased when Gelt
man had taken out a license after
paying a fine.
Mrs. L. .1. Wessell has preferred
charge-s against John Su-anson, own
er of a dog which bit her daughter
and badly lacerated the latter's leg
Police authorities in Monmouth anrl
Rock Island are seeking to apprehend
one John Wooley, until recently em
ployed on a farm east of Monmouth by
T. P. Groves, now a fugitive from jus
tice as the result of the appearance of
forged signatures to three checks, one
of which Wooley attempted to cash at
the BeardEley & Bailey liquor house in
this city. The other checks were
Honk! Honk! They are going
by seventy-five thousand of
them a procession thousands
of miles longand all new
Fords. Don't watch them go
by. You'll join the army of
the matchless Ford if you but
bring yourself to understand
the true economy of this won
All Fords are Model T's-all alike except
the bodies. The two passenger runabout
:osts SS90 the ve passenger touring car
$690 the delivery ear 5700 the town car
$900 f.o.b. Detroit, completely equipped.
Get latest catalogue from Horst & Stricter
Co., Second Avenue, just across the street
from the court house or direct from the
Sample Shoe Shop,
17th St near 4th Ave,
No si rn No
More JJ Less
'I'he largest stock of
s-ample fchoes in the tri-cities.
r would you buy a good
lVlGn welt shoe? You can
do it at our shop. Every style,
all sizes, any leather, tan or
black, button or lace, shoes or
oxfords, all Goodyear welts, at
Near Fourth Avenue
cashed in Monmouth saloons and Woo
ley, claim the saloon men, got away
with the coin. In the local instance,
the case was investigated before pay
ment was offered and so Wooley
brought his visit here to a sudden and
abrupt ending, beating it for parts
The case against Ixniis Dorrance,
held under a charge of receiving stol
en property as the outgrowth of the
theft of a poodle belonging to a Dav
enport woman, was continued from
yesterday to Saturday in police court
because of the illness of the owner
of the poodle.
MUST COMPLY WITH
ORDINANCES OF CITY
Commissioner Jonas Bear issued an
order this morning for the relaying
of Second avenue service pipes and
replacing the old castiron pipes with
pipes of lead, to come within the
provsions of the city ordinance. Sev
eral of the property owners have re
laid the pipes while others have hedg
ed on the proposition,. Unless the
matter is cared for in a week, the
loty inspector will report delin-
uuonts and the city will put down the
new pipe, charging the improvement
to the property owners.
FIRST WOODMAN CLASS
UNDER REVISED RATES
The honor of initiating the first class
under the revised rates of the Modern
! NVoodmen' goes to the lodge at Crooks-
! 'on where a large number or new
"neighbors" are soon to become full
Factory Inspector Coming.
Edgart T. Davles, chief factory In
spector of Illinois, and Barney Cohen,
chief assistant, both of Chicago, will
be in the city tomorrow and will de
liver an illustrated lecture in the
evening at Industrial hall on child
labor, and the safeguarding of hazard
Storm Cuts Off Town.
La Crosse, Wis., May 23. All wires
between here; and Black River Falls,
the scene of the flood last fall, went
down during a storm today. It Is Im
possible to communicate with the city.
What Texans Admire
is hearty, vigorous life, according to
Hugh Tallman of San Antonio. "We
find," he writes, "that Dr. King's New
Life Pills surely put new life and en
energy lito a person. Wife and I be
lieve they are the best made." Excel
lent for stomach, liver or kidney trou
bles. 25 cents at all druggists.