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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1912.
ARE ROUTED BY
Information as to Who Is Back
of Movement Cause of the
Change of Position.
Blank Form for Withdrawal
The appended form has been sent to The Argus office with request that
It be published for the convenience of citizens who may desire to withdraw
their names from the recall petitions. It is suggested that any one caring
to avail himself of the use of the form, may sign jt, cut It out and mall It to
City Clerk Rudgren. The Argus publishes the form by request:
ISSUE IS ONE OF DECENCY
Citizens Ordinarily Displeased With
Administration Unwilling to Ap
pear in Wrong Light.
M. T. RudgTen, City Clerk, Rock Island, 111. :
Dear Sir You will please strike my name off the
petitions for the recall of Harry M. Schriver and Archie
IS JO V TALKED OF
FDR ROCK ISLAND
Max Ochs Has Plans for a Little
Skyscraper in Business
tk-,- 4. w. i v ..nn i-,f thA BlUburg place on a certain Wed
iromoters of the recall movement in nesday evening In May. when this last
Rock Island today, with every appar
est indication that the elements that
are seeking to wreak vengeance upoa
the administration have been routed.
That fs they will be routed, if the pe
titions are presented when confronted
recall petition was launched. Possi
bly there are those whose names ap
pear on this latest petition who do not
know that the price of 10 cents per
name accounts for many names ap
pearing thereon and this method
VIEW ROAD WORK
OVER IN MERGER
wltn the counter roll of withdrawals.! ould suggest that some one must be Local Advocates Of Better
This, acrordlng to the information giv
en out at the city hall. It la claimed
there that the number who have for
riially taken their names from the pe
titions originally signed number at
least 300 and that others are coming
Reports were prevalent last night
that the promoters of the recall wcW
hurrying in the lists with a view to
I'.ling the petitions at once to get them
in before others could get otT, and
thus take their chances on having a
(diffident number of bona fide voters to
make the recall effective. Something
happened to prevent immediate ac
tion, however, and hence the depress
ed feeling among the leaders. One
citizen who has been in favor of the
recall and has been In touch with the
movement Is reported to have stated
personally Interested. Some may not
know that those behind the recafl
movement were even willing to aban
don the petition entirely, if the offi
cials would consider the renewal of a
license to a "resort" now closed, un
der Injunction of the court.
A PF.RTIXEST INQUIRY.
"Again we would ask if the motives
of those fathering the recall are above
suspicion, why they so strenuously
object to having the names printed
and even issue threats of what will
happen if same Is done. It is pleas
ing to note that they will be publish
ed and there are citizens enough in-
Highways Make Jaunt to
GOOD START MADE THERE
Rock Island County Expected to Begin
Improvements Within Very
MODERN IN ALL RESPECTS
Contemplates Putting Up a Dandy at
Eighteenth Street and Second
V l A
(Special to The Arg-us.)
Aledo, 111., July 18. Aledo today Is
the mecca of automobilists from five
tereBted who will see that sue lists ! surrounding counties. It is the inaug
are given all possible publicity, and j uration of a movement for the better-
in such a way. that there will be no , ment of highways in this section, and
mistake as to whose names appear j particularly In Mercer county. It was
thereon, as well as those of parties estimated at noon there were 700 ma-
that signers had been known to gojwno are pushing same. It is satisfy- chines in the city. The day's exer
to those who bad solicited them withjlng also to see that many who havelclses began with a reception In Cen
rofjuest to be taken off, but that the; signed are beginning to see the real Ural park. In the afternoon there was
requebt had been refused, and this : motives uacic oi mis recall one or j a rall to Millersburg and Joy. In con-
wnose cnier promoters is a discredited necuon with this event a number of
saloon and resort keeper here, who The flne t, wni be awarded. Thev
u ill be distributed tonight at the Aledo
theatre incident to an address on
may have had the effect of increasing
the number who have gone to the city
hall with their notices.
It RC A I I. NOT TUB IMIC
"The recall is not the Issue at the
present time," said one citizen. "The
recall is all right In Its place and when
press state had been driven out of
other cities, and yet this element
wouiu u. us pui iue naming oi our ..Thft Rottorment of Hlehwav " to h
j officials in their hands, and for their j deilvered by j. N. Johnson, state en
own selfish purposes put the peop e to glneer The move Btarted toJay it ,g
used for the purposes Intended, but V v. 1 ! hoped, will result in bringing the
the IxHue in Kock Island today Is law-1 'n of bitterness mean-1 hlgnway commlB8loner8 of the countv
leMuiens seeking vindication at the j jP constant turmoil. As the light s , and the ftuto owner t ther on a
hands of the people. Decency and I x on reca11 Petit'on an,d 8 1 Plan to improve the roads of the coun-
good citizenship are at stake. There- " """" ! ty.
fore as rapidly as the people who sign
ed the recall In good faith find out
who Is at the bottom of it, and thflt
they and many of the others who may
have gone into the matter and become
Identified with it in good faith are
simply being used, perhaps without
their knowledge, to help discredited
saloon keepers discredited alike by
the law and by the respectable ele
ment of the liquor interests get re
etig and place men of their own
chooplng In the city hall, there will b
one grand rush to get off those peti
tions." ri.i:tsi:i with phes attitide.
In the course of one of a number
oi communications sent to The Argus
on the subject a writer says: "It Is j
indeed gratifying to note that our pa-
tiers are enlightening th nuhllr In the
.natter of th remit neMtinn, no h- i am evening in their respective conn
Max Ochs of Davenport, who owns
one of the most valuable business cor
ner In the city of Rock Island, the
northeast corner of Eighteenth street
and Second avenue, is seriously con.
sidering the erection on the site of
the most metropolitan mercantile
building in the three cities, and if his
present plans materialize operations
will commence this fall. The existing
lease-holds expire early In the autumn
and Mr. Ochs Is considering no re
newals that do not contemplate quar
ters Sn his new building.
The structure which Mr. Ochs has
In mind will be entirely modern and ! at the well works the following Mon
entirely fire proof, built of structural i day.
crick ana cement, with ground space
of 40x70 feet.
TO BE EIGHT STORIES HIGH.
It will be eight .stories In height,
with basement and sub-basement It
will be provided with two stores front
ing on Second avenue, while the up
per floors will be designed exclusive
ly for office suites. Elevators will be
placed In an entrance on Eighteenth
street, and the building will be equip
ped with every modern convenience,
cement floors, marble and mahogany
finishings, mail chutes from all floors,
and hot and cold water throughout the
building. The approximate cost is
XO TBOI BI.F. ABOfT TEN'ANTS.
Mr. Ochs already has assurance of
fiO per cent of the tenants the build
ing will accommodate and is satisfied
he will experience no difficulty in dis- children survive.
posing of every foot of space before ho
A VISIT TO 01 NEWLY FINISHED
will help to convince yon that we have the most
complete and up-to-date line of lighting fixtures
that is to be seen in this part of the country and
the men In cn&rge of this department are spec
ialists who can advise you concerning all prob
lems of light distribution and assist you in se
lecting fixtures that will be in harmony with
The immense showing of lighting effects in
our display rooms includes fixtures designed for
semi indirect method of illumination.
Other styles, too, infascinating variety, that are
at once exclusive, distinctive and artistic. k
THE ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION
& MACHINERY CO.
Phone West 280.
1622 Second Avenue.
Erlckson had been especially promi
nent in athletics at Augustana, having
been the college star pitcher the past
year and captain of next year's team.
He was also a member of Augustana's
debating team, which defeated Lom
bard last year.
H. C. STRICK.
H. C. Struck, well known cashier of
the Davenport Savings bank died at
11 o'clock this morning, a victim of
apeplexy. He was about his duties at
his office yesterday and appeared to
be In good health. He was 58 years
old and came to this country from
Germany in 1856. His widow and two
many, many more who will file notices
of withdrawal at the city hall."
"BULL MOOSE" OF
COUNTY TO MEET
II. W. Cooper of Moline, who has
been appointed by Medlll Mccormick
as committeeman from the Four
teenth district for the proposed third
or "Hull Moose" party, has issued
calls for county conventions in each
of the six counties in the district.
Diuvt vuuui; o (.uuiricuw n ill a O 1 m . .
the Safety building in this city. The j
Rock Island business men who are
Interested in good roads left at 12:30
this afternoon for Aledo where there
Is a convention of good road's enthus
iasts of Mercer and Rock Island
counties. The men attending the
convention left Aledo this afternoon at
2 o'clock to tour the surrounding coun
try, inspect the work already done for
the betterment of roads and to see
wherein further improvement may be
made. The convention winds up this
evening with a big banquet at Aledo.
The Rock Islanders made the trip to
the Mercer county city In an eight
passenger Knox touring car from the
JOHN ERICKSON, A
Young Man, Studying for Min
istry at Augustana, Meets
Terrible Fate at Home.
CRUSHED BY ELEVATOR
, j other conferences will be held the
tlons, to be held July 27
Itii? eirenlHtn If la tlm w ihl,l I rwimnm iuee.uiK -ii
...r, - " - ...111 t. 1
know 1u hr r. hrk of thia mnu " ' u" "lumieu lur uuuiny UHi.fU
iii'-nt and what their motives are: also
whether the city officials elected by a!
majority of the people, are to be j
changed because a diMruntled ele-!
merit opposed to law and decency and
even now obeying the laws under
city. The big machine was decorated
with pennants containing the city's
slogan, "Try Rock Island First."
Those in the auto were L. S. McCabe,
W. S. McCorabs, F. 1 Vernon, Ralph
W. Ijimont. A. J. IJndstrom. George
Had Been Working as Draughtsman
Through Summer Vacation to
Pay for His Tuition.
. SEIDELi FfXERAI..
The funeral of August Seidel was
held from the home, 718 Eighth street,
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. J.
Rolf of the German Evangelical
church officiating. Burial took place
at Chippiannock cemetery.
jirexsure, would like to make changes
and substitute some officials of their
own choosing It Is even stated these
.elections have already been made.
We all know that the recall started
under the excitement last March prov
ed a dismal failure. Since then every
effort has been made to discredit our
administration. Acts of the comrnls
i'in for the city's advancement met
opposition and have been mlsrepr
hented. The names are known of all
those who attended the meeting In the
About a hundred Roosevelt suiwort- ! Schneider, and George Yeggy. Mayor
rs are expected at the county con- ! H- M- Schriver and Commissioner R.
ference Saturday night. II- Reynolds were invited to attend
out could not get away.
START IN HOCK ISLAM! COV3TY.
Mercer county has taken a spurt in
! road Improvements and many long
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. March have re- j stretches have been improved and
from an extended visit at
St. , have a very fine appearance. Similar
' Improvements are being planned in
Brown's Business College
Miss Florence Magesgard of Gene
seo returned to her home today after
a visit in this city.
Albert Leverich, 1230 Fortieth
street, has returned from a business
trip to Washington. Iowa. j
Charles Pratt, formerly of this city j TWIN SISTERS TRIED
and now of Nevaday. Iowa, la in the ;
city today visiting friends. i
Tl - 1 ! .. SWA1 -1 .. n . 1. I n ...... 1
. . , ., . , i Delinquency proceedings were Insti
uu 1 1 w " n uiriMut i v. in: 1 1 . uiu tuted in
on Doara me steamer yuincy, wun
headquarters in Peoria, is in the city
today visiting with friends.
(Special to The Argus.)
Aurora, 111., July 18. John Erickson.
22 years old, a mechanical draughts
man and divinity student, was rolled
between the floor of a moving freight
elevator and the floors of a four-story
building at the American Well works
here yesterday afternoon at 5:30 and
crushed to death. His skull was frac
tured, part of his scalp was torn off,
several ribs were broken, one arm was
fractured, and his face was crushed
into an almost unrerognizable mass.
TO BF.(IIIK MINIVIKH.
Young Erickson was working as a
draughtsman to pay his tuition in Au
John Steinmiller and John Hankey,
two young tramps from Michigan, were
held to the grand jury this morning
under $500 bonds on charges of lar
ceny. It Is alleged by special agents
of the Rock Island road that the boys
6tole a pall of candy from a freight
car at Silvis about 12 days ago. The
boys deny the allegation, stating that
they were given the candy by a man
who was in a car at Bureau.
Tom Bazzorous was fined $3 and
costs yesterday afternoon for disor
derly conduct. He was arrested on a
charge of larceny, but this was dismissed.
John Cannon, colored, was sentenced
to 10 days on the chain gang this
morning for disorderly conduct.
Irving H. Baker was fined $20 and
costs this morning for disorderly con
duct. He was arrested while riding on
a passenger baggage car.
John Kelly whs assessed the costs
in his case on a charge of drunkenness
Rock Island county and south of Ml- gustana college at Rock Island, w here
lan. farmers are beginning to take
definite steps. One man has offered a
contribution of $500 provided the work
Attention Members of Women's
lief Corps, No. 66.
All members of Women's Relief
Corps No. 66 are requested to meet at
Memorial hall, Friday afternoon July
19. at 2:30. Business of importance.
By order of the president, Emma R.
Godfrey; Sylvia J. Hemenway, secretary.
the county court this after-
; noon against Bertha and Emma Topp
j mier, 16 year old twin sisters, it be
ing alleged that the girls were guilty
of immoral conduct. The petition was
' fllea by Police Matron Margaret
j Schroeder. The assistant state's attor
I ney is prosecuting while J. K. Scott
i is defending.
he had been a student for the past
year. It was his intention to become a
minister of the Swedish Lutheran
church. He had come home for his
summer vacation May 30, and went
to work at his old Job as draughtsman
IN MORROW CASE
AT REDUCED PRICES
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
l.'O.ono production In motion pictures, direct from Broadway
theatre. New York.
in five parts. The all star cast includes:
Nat C. Goodwin as Fagin. Marie Doro as Oliver.
Wilton Lackaye as Monks. McKee Rankin as Sikes.
Constance Collier as Nancy.
Remember this Is your Erst opportunity to see thts great pro
duction which includes five great star and not at $1.50 prices,
but 10c for children and 15c for adults. Continuous from 1:30
to 11 p. m.
COME EARLY AND AVOID THE CROWD
Firemen Are Kept Busy.
Two saw dust fires at 7:30 and 8:45 Snrinn anrl Summer Anln.
last night, between the Oil Cloth' r 3 ul "
works and the railroad tracks In the j 50 tailor-made suits now 542
west end of town, caused the No. 2 . iR tailor-made suits now $40
firemen some little work before they ' $45 tailor-made suits now $30
were extinguished. There waa no ' 42 tailor-made suits now $qr
damage. , ,. 'J0
! At 8:45 last night the Central and ! " ' l"ur-"ue 8U"8 $35
i Vn a romnmiea u er .aiicH t .ho 138 tailor-made suits now -JQ
1 Morris & I .evils nffire at Twmu.ihii-H ! S36 tailor-made suits now . eoo 1 v
. - avenue.
Chicago, July 18. That a man of
mystery, roughly dressed, rushed from
the Morrow apartment building imme-1
was a rude rough man, because he did
not apologize when he hit me."
The prosecutor plied her with ques
tions as to whether she had seen a re
volver in the stranger'B hand, and she
said she had not. In answer to his
query as to why she had not testified
at the inquest, she said she had not
seen the papers for the rest of the
week, and did not learn of the shoot
ing until later. Until that time she
had not realized there was a possible
connection between the Incident and
the shooting. The witness replied fur
ther that she had not seen the de
fendant or her lawyer until her ap
pearance in court.
Nothing of significance was estab
lished by the prosecution in the clos
ing testimony. One of the points
pressed was the memory of Dr. Ar
thur W. Morrow, a state witness. He
recalled without difficulty the events
about the time of the shooting, tint
could not recall testifying in the suit
of his mother, Inez Morrow, against
the Inventor, eight years ago.
The physician persisted that he
could not say whether or not he had
testified in that case. Counsel for
the defendant sent to the circuit court
clerk's office and had the transcript of
hiB testimony at that time brought in
to court Identified by the record writ
er. QTESTIONS ANGER DEFEXDAVT.
Mrs. Morrow went through the day
easily. She was cross-examined in the
morning. Late in the afternoon she
was called again, asked a few ques
tions, and excused. At the earlier ses
sion she showed heat at the rush of
questions put to her by Assistant
State's Attorney Northrup, but re
gained her composure and looked on
calmly during the rest of the day. She
took notes incessantly during most of
the testimony and referred to them in
her talks with her attorney.
Esther Johnson, maid at the Mor
row household, was called. She testi
fied to indiscreet conduct by Morrow
and to overhearing a telephone conver
sation between Mrs. Morrow and onu
supposed to be Mrs. Helen Morrow. Iu
the course of the conversation she
said the former made unpleasant re
marks about .ier Inisbiuid. I e Male
then rested rebuttal lesumouy.
The defense immetiutely ihl'eu
Mrs. Margaret O'Brien, 4583 Indiana
avenue. She was asked about the in
cident which Mrs. Scanlou had denied
and declared ane had overheard the
conversation between Inspector Clan
cy and the former cook.
"The inspector said: 'You will
stand by me true blue, won't you, Mrs.
Scanlou," said the witness.
"And she answered?"
"She answered: 'I will, inspector,
you can count on me," said Mrs.
The police official was called anl
questioned by the state. His eud.iiK-e
Woodmen Camps Enjoined from
Appropriating Funds to
Fight Rate Change. (
DECISION MADE AT PEORIA
Officers Who Turn Over Money Will
Be Held Accountable on Their
Bonds for Full Amount.
The decision of Judge Leslie Puter
baugh in the circuit court at Feorla, In
which he enjoins insurgent Woodmen
from taking money from general camp
funds to be U3ed in making a fight on
the rate change, was received without
undue elation at the head office in this
city. The feeling among the authori
ties is that it is the only just one that
could be made and that it fully sus
tains the position hitherto taken by
the society. The case in Peoria is the
outwrowth of action taken by Baker
camp, which appropriated $200 to ap
ply to the state "insurgent fund." Ed
mund Powers, a member of the camp,
filed a petition for injunction to pre-
vent the turning over of the money,
holding it was contrary to the by-laws.
His contention was upheld.
The decision Is In line with that of
Judge Charles S. Jelley of the district
court of Hennepin county, Minnesota,
who was called upon to decide in a
mandamus proceedings brought against
the officers of a camp who had refus
ed to turn over funds so appropriated.
The decision went further and express
ed the belief that turning over the
money would be misappropriation on
the part of those in charge.
in reply to a number of questions
over the long-distance telephone today,
word was passed out from the head of
fice that action charging misappropria
tion would be taken against camp offi
cers who turn over funds for use in
fighting the society's rate changes.
They will be held accountable through
diately after the firing of two shots, ! ws unimportant.
was the declaration in court yester
day of Mrs. Hattie Pitkin. She was
regarded as a star witness for the de
fense of Mrs. Itena B. Morrow, ac
cused of the murder of her husband,
Charles B. Morrow, an inventor.
Quick conclusion of rebuttal testi
mony and the start of the state's ad
dress to the jury late in the afternoon
made it possible that there will be a
verdict by tonight.
The testimony of Mrs. Pitkin, who
lives at 4750 Indiana avenue, had been
awaited eagerly by both sides.
"I was in front of the Morrow apart
ment the night of the tragedy," she
said. "1 heard two shots and a few
seconds later a tall man ran out from
beside the Morrow building and ran
running south in
MIIS. MOIIKOW I'l ITU TEST.
The defendant was iut 11 .1 ?e,vre
test when she was ord-uei hv ihe
prosecutor to take tho revolver fund:
by the inventor's side an l h.)H U as j
she had seen him ho' l it wi'ile at- i
templing suicide some i:iu : a;c. Sne j
took the weapon aud It si J it tcaJ.iyl
at her temple.
"He held it this way, " she said clear
ly. "And while he was hul ling it I
walked up to him and took it away."
"Do you remember," she was asked,
"speaking to Helen and Arthur Mor
row as to the whereabouts of your
self on that night, and telling ilicvn
that you were in Mrs. Wood's room un
til 10:30 and did not hear the shou?"
"I remember talking to them, but
Michigan jdo not remember the conversation."
i "Did you not characterize Mr. Mor-
Notlce to Contractors.
Bids will be received 9 a. m., July
29, 1912, at the mayor's office, for par
ing Twentieth street from Fourth,
avenue to south line of Seventh ave
nue with asphalt.
Plans and specifications on file at
ofTce of city engineer.
Contractor will be paid In bonds
bearing five per cent interest.
All bids muBt be accompanied by
cash or a certified check in amount
of 10 per cent of bid.
HARRY M. SCHRIVER,
President of Board of Ixcal Im
provements. W. TKE1CHLER. City Engineer.
Attention Members of Helen Gould
Auxiliary No. 8.
All members are requested to at
tend a meeting Friday afternoon, July
lf. at 2:30 o'clock at Memorial hall.
By order of the president, Blanche V.
ruue, uere jo lauor-maae suns now SSfi m- vvthnm tfc nt tho rrnl..i. rw ir, ihom v 'om i, --
sparks from a passing engine set fire ! ,33 tailor-made suits now . JOR 'amlnation, but failed to shake her j "No! So'. Never."
IV. ithf? Li! bIaZe 32 tailor-made suit now i28 ! story. ; Judge Kersten announced an inten
was extinguished with chemicals. , . MI1.K it,.,. h .n -
nn.t ! j , . laiior-maue suits now '-" m,n a n-i anuu
. w luig UIUI lung U1U lags 1U' V A U
the attic of the John Welch residence,
-' W4 i Am that arAnlnvl" Vi z a claH '
" t TV i 1a. V. , r. . . V. M ,11, ..-T J . . " " I
imiurm sum, vAugut lire tau 1 40 utiLur-uiaue suns now ...... S22
1 A Vt- I- . 1 M I
I had been down to a drug store
a hole In the roof. The blaze $25 tailor-made suits now $20 'near Forty-fifth street and Michigan
about J5 damage and was ,,4 ,aiior-niade suits now ton avenue." he replied, "and at the time
by spontaneous combustion. j $,, talIor.ma(Je 8uiu nQW J , ueard the 8hot , wa8 returning home
a continuance of argu-
the Morrow defense until
Deputies Are Foiled. (Blacks and blues not included).
Pnty "USht V"' Special-25 odd trouser patterns,
.rest Alfred Russel, mho was to have gllght,y raded in wjndow order 5
' court today, they found the bird had
! flown. He is still at large. His wife,
; Mrs. Julia Russel of Moline is the pe
j Columbia, S. C The South Carolina
legislative committee will resume its
Inquiry here Thursday into charges of
graft in connection with the old liquor
: dispensary system and activities of
J 'state officials.
Falling Bricks Cause Suit.
Through his attorney, W. It. Moore,
and passed the Morrow building at ' Edward Van Geetsom today filed in
4545 Michigan avenue." the circuit clerk's office a praecipe for
"Did you see the man clearly?" '.$5,000 damages, against the Tri-City
"No, 6lr, not very clearly. I saw Construction company. It is alleged
that the plaintiff was injured at Bet
tendorf some time ago, when a crate
of bricks fell off a wagon, striking
DmW ia f mm
OtAtm Taiiara4 U Onhr by
him, however, and he was tall and
heavy set. He was so strong that al
though he barely brushed into me as
he ran past he knocked me down."
"How was he dressed?"
DESCRIBES "Rim; HOt fill MA."
"He had on a long dark overcoat
and a slouch hat. His hat was knock
ed otf when he ran into me, but be I sixth biennial convention of that or-1
picked It np and put it on again with-1 ganization to meet in Philadelphia!
out my seeing bis face. I know be 'Sept. 23-26- I
Philadelphia Michael J. Ryan,
president of the United Irish league of
America, has issued the call for the
NEW VACUUM WASHER
at 319 Seventeenth Street
Will wash a tub of clothes
IN THREE MINUTES
Demonstrations every day
at 3 and 8 p. m.
Saves time, labor and
money. We prove it.
We have a money making
proposition for both men and