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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. .1912.
WEILDER OF AXE
IS UNDER ARREST
JURY FREES MRS. GRACE OF CHARGE OF
ATTEMPT TO MURDER HER HUSBAND
LOCAL BILLS SET
! FOR DAY IN WOODS
Will Leave Club Rooms To
i morrow Morning at 8:30
for Annual Outing.
Deere & Company
7 Cumulative Preferred Stock
Preferred as to Assets and Dividends
Authorized, $4n,no0,00fl. Not Redeemable, Outstanding, $37,825,900.
Dividends payable quarterly, March 1, June 1, Sept. 1 and Dec. 1.
'Transfer Agents: Bankers Trust Co., New York, and Illinois Trust & Sar
ines Bank, Chicago.
J. E." O'Neal Caught by Deputy;
Sheriffs After Unwarrant-
ed Assault. -'
HIS VICTIM WILL LIVE
HAVE BOAT AND BARGE
Aioi Kirby Not So Badly Hurt
First Supposed Preliminary
Hearing Thia Afternoon.
! Committee Announces That Trip Will
j Be Made Rain or Shine Ex
j pect Big Time.
Deputies from the sheriff'- office
rerlfnred no difficulty yesterday In ar-
tcf-t'ng J. R O'Neal, following his as
tau!t with an axe upon Amoe Kirby.
O'Neal was brought back to this city
Id Irons and this afternoon was takon i
before JusMce P. II. Wells for a pre
iimlnary hearing on a charge of as
sault with Intent to murder.
Klrby'a condition Is cot as serious
ts first reported and his physician
I romiuf'd to have him on hand to tes- :
tify though arrangement had already
l 'n made for taking the injured man 1
to tii hospital. ;
l K4L PAKTI.Y ISTO IC TEI. j
Klrby, who is a young man and'
O'Neal w-ho Is about r.n, were engaged '
yesterday In working at a portable en- i
tine which for the time being was at- i
tached to a little saw mill near She'r
tard, but In Hock Island county. Har
ry Williams was the third member
f the saw mill crew. O'Neal hud 1
been drinking during the morning and
l ad acquired a grouch. At noon while
Kirby was lying on the ground, O'Neal
suddenly approached him and struck
Mm a vicious blow on the head with
i-n axe. mer home in Philadelphia, Mrs, Grace
A second and probably fatal blow was on the verge of collapse when the ,
was averted by Williams and by H. V. 1- men who had derided her fate tiled j
onover of Orion who had arrived at .into the courtroom. When the verdict!
the saw mill Just In time to witness j was announced she merely bowed her I
the unwarranted assault.
V II.I.I4M TltlKK4 HI OU.
In preventing the hcrond blow with
the am. It was necessary for Williams
to use force and he struck O'Neal a
powerful blow with his fist, seriously
injuring the assailant's face. O'Neal
weiii off into t! woods and was
found half asleep by the deputies, up
on their arrival.
Williams states that the assault was
entirely unprovoked and was as un
ep:tedly as it was sudden.
Mr. and Mrs. Grace. 1 '
t J - ' - , If!
Any Rock Island home.
-Saturday night anywhere be-i
Registrars of Stock: Guaranty Trust Co., New Tork,
Savings Bank, Chicago.
and First Trust &
tween 9 p. ni. and 2 a. ra.
Cast of characters Fond mother
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. S. Mrs. Daisy
Opie Grace was declared yesterday
afternoon not guilty of trying to kill
her husband. The Jury returned the
verdict at 5 o'clock.
Wealthy and well known In her for
A few minutes after she had been
freed she was handed a telegram, say
ing her blind son was ill in Philadel
phia. It is understood she will leave
for his bedside late tonight.
Immediately after the verdict 'was
siven women Ktruggltd frantically to
l-a'h the pla e where .MrM. Grace sat.
I and her stalwart and manly son. j
i Enter eon, via front door with aid of ,
latch key, who advances in direction
of maternal ancestor.
Son Dearest mother, it is my de
sire that I be aroused from my peace
ful slumbers tomorrow morning
promptly at the hour of eight bells.
I Mother (Wearing hunted look)
I Now please, Wilmerton, retire to your
luxuriously appointed boudoir, wlth
Icut further parley. (Sobs) Muh
j cheeild, muh cheelld, will you never
j sign the pu-ledge? You have been
: imbibing more rum at the corner grog
. gery. Oh why do they license this ao-
cursed liquor traffic? (More sobs.
Please betake yourself and your lusty
breath to the upper suite of rooms be
fore the neighbors get hep, I prithee.
Son Mother, no drop of rum has
! touched my ruby lips tuh-night. I am
in complete possession of my facul
i ties. I wish to be called at eight bells,
I when I will awaken with a clear eye
and a steady hand.
j Mother Offspring, bunch It before
1 1 become peeved. Don't tell me you
i are sober, when you ask to arise at
' eight bells Sunday morning. Why
1 your wont is to hold down the "alfal
fa" until noon. You wax feverish.
Son Granted, but tomorrow Is a
special occasion. I must to the Elk
club rooms by 8:30 for the "Day in
Mother Forgive muh, son the big
date had slipped me.
(Business of apologizing.)
F.I.KV AWl'tl, OITIXCS.
IjLi' ' Application will be made to list this issue of Stock on the New York Stock Exchange
Free of Tax in the States of Illinois and Missouri.
f We recommend this Stock for investment for the following reasons:
For Co years the Company and its predecessors have been manufacturing plows find other Im
plements which are an absolute necessity in the fundamental industry of agriculture.
The men In charge of the business are able and experienced. The average age of the 1? direc
tors of the company Is 47 years, and the average length of their service with Deere & Co. or its sub
sidiaries is 23 years.
The company la now paying ell of its relatively small funded debt as it matures out of earnmga
Instead of paying dividends on the common stock. A reserve of at least 4 per cent on gross sales 1
deducted from the gross profits for possible contingencies before arriving at net earnings as reported.
For the six months ended April 30, 1912, this reVerve appropriation amounted to t00,000.
The company reports net earnings applicable to dividends as follows: T
Six months ended April 30, 1912 $2.643,1C2
Annual average for six years ended Oct. 31. 1311 3.702,344
Estimated for year ending Oct. 31, 1913 5,000.000
the side. The bullet lodged against
the Bpinal cord. Since then he has
been paralyzed from his waist down. I that broiled catf shand roasting ears
fie charged his wife drugged and shot ! citv will salv fonh for a dav of rest
only t. be forced back by officers. The ; him intending to kill him to get $25,-: and recreation in the woods. A boat
"'hi life insurance. ! lias been chartered and the general dl-
Mrs. Grace says Grace shot himself rection which will be pursued is south,
in a struggle with her over the posses-1 A covered barge, quite commodious,
Net quick assets on Aug. 1, 1912, after deducting current liabilities, at least $34,000,000, or approx
imately 90 cents for every dollar of preferred stock outstanding.
jurynvn remained in their places ;
after they had bef-u dixcharged. A
full minute elapxed and then Mrs.
Grace arosH arid was agisted to the
t the trial this afternoon. 'ONeal 1 Jury box. For the first time she bhow-
v ax irfninn over to ttie grand Jury un
i"r $.1.&0 bonds on a charge of as-
Northern Steamboat Co.
f ion of a revolver after he had threat
ened to kill her.
New nan, (la , Aug. 3. Kugene
Grace's first words on hearing the ver
dict freeing his wife were: "That's
rotten. 1 never expected it. Her
Spend Your Vacation on
L'pper Mississippi River
nib: tl.M-.sr ticii in Tin-: woklii
ed a-Mfcri of animation. at silently she
t.hook bands with each of the 12 men.
Mrs. Grace was escorted from the
courtroom immediately afterward.
Argument in tin- ae was conclud-
i kk.hu an i i o cluck and Judge ; statement was Koing to
i. ouii iinin. (iia:. ly i.eSan his charge to , they say they did not. She may be
he jury, in this charge he said: innocent in the eyes of man, but she
"You have beard the defendant ! is guilty in the eves of God.
make her statement. She was not sub-; "I pray God may give me power to
j-ct to examination or cross-examiua-; walk Just 24 houra. I will set mvself
"u" f'a'.-nn-ni was not made richt in the eyes of the public. It will
in Jury ran take tnat.be a cinch for me to get a divorcn."
it sees lit. It can b--
will he attached to said boat, so the
trip will be made, rain or shine.
The house committee promises one
of the classiest feeds which has ever j
been served beyond the confines of
the New LaSalle, the Hlackstone or i
The company is the largest producer of steel plows in the world, and manufactures and sells a
varied line of other farming implements and vehicles. The trade name of Deere 4L- Co. and of the John
Deere Plows are conspicuously well known and favorably regarded.
All legal details In connection with this issue of $10,000,000 pteferred stock have been passed upou
by Messrs. Spooner & Cotton, New York.
Having sold a large part of our allotment,
subject to change in price, at
we offer the unsold balance.
lawyers knew from thf first what her the Waldorf Astoria. It is understood;
be, although that broiled catfish and roasting ears
will form a part of the menu, besides i
a number of triumphal creations of ,
the pastry cook's art. j
OME EXTRA ni)t'CEMEXTl, I
A great many who had intended to ;
pass up the trip announced their in-1
100 and accrued dividend
Delivery of engraved certificates will be made on Aug. 7, 1912.
Descriptive circular, containing President Butterworth's letter sent on request
tentions of going, when it was learned
Grane declared also th:it his n if.. u... fr...t -..i,i i.,.i...i.. a
I . i li iiii - ' uiai i iai i j vvr.au nuum auouiuurij
...... ... w, , ouier entered into a conspiracy with a Phil-
rom Rock Island to St. Paul tll "1 1"':" 1 lelpnia physician to give a death cer-
. .. . ,hP ftm an1 p!Wf 'hat Fhall bp giv- titicate on the death of her former
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages.
TIIK liKi SIDK UUKIX
en her statement."
Grace was found in bed at his home
the morning of March Z, last, shot in
husband, Opie. He sail the bruises
.a Opie's arm would not have killed
MORNING WAR '
I'llllnlMU U I rill ! was gatn taken to the count v iai! si-.i.. ... i..,.i.
' tin the witness stand lie mid: "Kir-'
Coiunmncing June 1. leaves Rock j by made me mad and I hit him. lie
Iiland every Saturday at 3 p. ni. I railed me a liar and I would not
; sinnd for that. I did not Intend to ;
Take a pleasant short trip to Clin-, kill him. I s drunk at the time"
ton. returning cn the 1. & 1. railway, j
STEAMER HELEN BLAIR jNAME SPEAKERS
Laea for Muscatine and Hurling- ; tfP W QTITIITCQ
ton every Monduy. Wednesday and- I Ull I 11 O I I I U I LO
1 riduy at 4 p. in.
Making eonnectiona at Burlington j Three Are to Appear at Port
for It. Madihon, Keokuk, the big! rl
sist from w earing his noisy Norfolk ;
suit. George Schneider, Jr., please !
give ear. Doc Yak Spencer and Buck j
Nix Cook will exchange repartee of a
liuht and airy nature on board and '
will also render their original song en-'
titled. "There May Be Joy in Billiards, ' "
but Give I s Old Kelly Pool." ; bants, and Tie was mighty proud of
Fullv 200 are expected to make the bis possessions as he strutted away
trip, for which no charge is made. A with his uncle. As he was leaving his
slifrht fee of ! for napkins has been friends here, he said he had never en-
aesetised, however. Bring on the joyed lire so mucn neiore ami iiiai mc
Rock Island, III.
CLOTHING FOR BOY
Male speakers assigned to Hock Is
li'iui county are:
AT i'OHT III ItOV
Dr. A. T. Peters; subject, "Live
Stock;" afternoon and evening of
.Mrs. I,M:a I.. Stevenson; subject.
"HoiiM'lioM Science;" afternoon and
II. iv i eopmeier; subject. "Roads I -Manaurd Powell, the 13-yearold ;
and P ,.' illustrated with lantern; ! youth who ,came to1th,B clty nearl;. a !
m,.u . -., t j month ago in an endeavor to reacli his
M, .- n'.,r.l7.n- i,w .,. ! Trenton. Mo., has gone on to j
hold S-.-ieuce;" nfieriioon and evenins
than is customary. This has raised a I Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second ave
storm of protests on the upper Missis-1 nue. Rock Island; Oust Schlegel &
sippi river. The water has been uood f,ou- " esl otxma street, Daven-
i this summer and the steamboat corn-
men who had assisted him were real
men. Fruitless requests of his moth
er to furnish money to send him on
his way elicited nothing but the reply
that she had no money and did not
care to be bothered with her son.
panics do not relish the idea of being
cut short on the first good season iu
The contractors have made a propo
sal to pay damages to the navigation
I iinei cBie. i iic war oepariiueui i i- morning at 6
ing urged to adjust the matter nptd-
dam and Qulncy.
R.W. LAMONT, Aaent
W.A.DLAIR, Gen. Mgr.
Office foot Nineteenth street.
Telephone West 188.
Byron and Two at Coal
MEETINGS ARE POPULAR
that city with his uncle after
having been sheltered Under the
protection of Police Matron Schroed
er for the entire time. The
youngster was arrayed in new
clothes, donated by Rock Island mer-
More Agricultural Conferences Will
j Be Held In State This Seaton
j Than Ever Before.
Theodore F. Ellis: subject, "Soil and
Crops ;" morning and evening of
The attendance at local meetings
last season was 176.0rf). This does not
include the record of attendance at the
six one-week short courses in agricul-i . , , . .
6 Whereas, The city clerk of the city
ture in var.ous parts of the state, nor , of R(M;k county of Rock Igland
that of the two state meetings which I and gtate o luIlloa did on thu 2yih
ere iiem; nor aoes ir.is recora or,
interest in agricultural ttmV anil dis
cussion take into account the dairy
men's 'meetings, the live stock breed
; fr convention the alfalfa growers'
i meetings, the good roarts meetings.
the seed and soil special trains all of
SEEK TO HAVE RIVER
CLOSED EARLY THIS YEAR
In order that the work on the
ily and has promised to do so.
Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koong. Lawton. Mich.,
flava- "Dr. Detehon'a Relief for
Keokuk dam may be completed this j Hheumatl8ra na8 glven my wlfe won.
fall and a dock constructed, the con- derful benefit for rheumatism. She
tractors have asked that the river be could not lift hand or foot; had to be
closed to navigation Aug. 15, which is J lifted for two months. She began the
about two and a half months earlier j use cf the remedy and improved rap-
- idly. On Monday she could not move
xht-btth TJfiTTfT ' and on Wednesday she got up, dressed
rUBLltnuiiUli. ! herself apd walked out for breakfast."
ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE TO .
- MUSCATINE FOR SUNDAY;
Cars will leave Davenport tomorrow
o'clock for Muscatine.
and leave thereafter practically every
hour and a half. The scheduled cars'
will leave at 6 o'clock, a. m.. 9 o'clock,
10:30 o'ckick. 12 o'clock, 1:30 p. m..
;5 o'clock, 4:30 o'clock. 6 o'clock r.nd
o'clock. Two care will be used in
On the steamer Helen Ulalr to Mus
catine. Leaves at 3:00 p. m.; 50 ceuta
According to a bulletin just issued
by the state farmers' institute from
; the office of Secretary McKeene, there
I will be a larger number of farmers' w'hich would swell the total atendance
1 Institute meetings in Illinois the com
j tug season than heretofore.
There is to be a central Illinois
: farmers' Institute in Tans, Oct. 15,
at agricultural meetings to sev
Whereas, The city clerk of the city
of Rock Island, county of Rock la-
land and state of Illinois, did ou the '
day of July A. I). file with the j 2!h day of July, A. I)., 1912, file with
! clerk of the circuit court of said coun-1 the clerk of the circuit court of said
I ty a certain petition for the election j county a certain petition for the elec- j
j of a commissioner to succeed Archie tion of a mayor to succeed Harry M.
Hart, the present incumbent of said I Schrlver, the present incumbent of
' office together w ith the objections of 1 said office together w ith the objec-1
tions of said Harry M. Schriver to i
bqM TkAttHnn And n KprAAii ttiM iinHor. !
baid Archie Hart to said petition, and
. I whereas the undersigned forthwith pre-
eral j , .... j v.i., ...
IH I CilIU If lit t J- 1 l.l lrl
is p.i fcCa-ri f :vA m
l undred thousand people. Such active. ! ?atf VlUiu d objections to i signed forthwith presented said peti-1
Delicious Summer Food
Our rich and nourishing Ice
cream la to the dainty palate.
It la made from high-grade ma
terials and proves sufficient for
a lur.ib.von or supper to children
or to there who enjoy a d.sb
of thia delightful aud refresh
ing food in any uavor desired
maplenut, vanilla, strawberry,
: Iti and IT; a southern Illinois farm
; era' Institute in Cairo, Nov. 19, Co aud
j 21. and the annual state iiistitute in
I Sterling Feb. 18, 19 and 20, 1913. Be
I aide these important state meetings
! there are already planned local and
continued interest in the problems ot'? I,0E"er?" ?r"e.,'1 OIte ! th!
i v... a , j judges of the 14th judicial circuit of
the state of Illinois and one of the
judges of the circuit court of Rock
Inland county who endorsed there-
seed, soil, harvest and improved live '
stock in Illinois auprrrs well for the j
future prosperity of the state. i
tion and object ions to the Hon. Emery ;
C. Graves, one of the judges of the 14th
judicial circuit of the state of Illinois,
and one of the judges of the
circuit court of Rock lsiand coun-
ering 422 daya. Rock Island county
institutes will be held in Port Byron
Oct. 12 and 23, and in Coal vllev
Jan. 8 and 9. ' '
tatk to hrmh feahf.hs.
There will be 135 one-day. 148 twe
dy and 135 uiert:ngs of three or
more aays' duration. The state insti-:
j tute haa assigned 65 speakers and In-!
stxuctors ho are sc heduled to deliver !
847 addree. BesMe these, the col
lege of agriculture a:.d experiment sta
tion authorities will a?si?n two speak
ert to each regular county institute, j
when they are aked for, and which
it lb ei luiji.-d v. i'.l l-ring the total
numtwr of addresb-.-a to h- g:ve:i by
atate ieaker to l.i47 for the period
flora September to February; this
on the date of said petition and ob-ity who endorsed thereon the date said
jection s w ere presented to him and also I petition and objections were present
ed to bim and also endorsed thereon
the day and hour and tne place where
he would hear the same, towit: on the
8th day of August, A. D.. 1912, at the
hour of i o'clock a. m, in the circuit
court room in the court house In the
W eisler against Frederick W. Weisler 111., and ordered that the clerk of said city of Rock Island, III., and ordered
TWO FILE PETITIONS TO
crniRC niunnrr ncruccc!tlie day nd nour when aDi the place
btUUKt UIVUriLrt UtlKttb; where he would hear the same, towit:
Two suits for divorce were filed in on tne E'gbtn t&th) day of August, A.
ID. 1912. at the hour of 9 o'clock
county meeting, for 254 towns, cov-!tQe omce 01 lBe c,rcuI1 cler ! m. ln the circuit court room in the
morning, one on Denair ot .Mrs. Alice; court house in the city of Rock Island,
and the other for Mrs. Lillie Hill ; court give five 6 days notice there
ataicbt Augustus H. Hill. Both plain- of in some daily, secular newspaper
lifts live in this city and both allege ! published within the city of Rock
that their husbands deserted them. I Island.
alo that the defendants are habitual Notice is therefore hereby given
drunkards. J. K. Scott is at'crr.ey for ' 'bat the tearing of said petition and
the former and P. H. Wei is for the i objections thereto, so Bled and pre
latter plaintiff. j sented as aforesaid will be had in the
i circuit court room at the court house
i in the city of Rock Island at S o'clock
cn the Eighth (Stht day of August A.
A Cri. rR.,-f iocF-Trlbr-s,
mat toe ciem oi saia coun give nve i
(5 days notice thereof in some daily,;
secular newspaper published within:
the city of Rock Island.
Notice is therefore hereby given
that the hearing of said petition and I
objections mereio, bo niea ana pre
sented as aforesaid will be had in the
circuit court room at the court house 1
in the city of Rock Island at 9 o'clock
on the eigh'h th) day of August, A.
8TART A BOY ON A BAD HABIT AND HE WILL GO
HE REST OF THE WAY ALONE. EVERYBODY LOVES
IT MAY BE THE MORNING PAPER AT HIS BREAKFAST
TABLE OR SOME OTHER SIMPLE OR TRIFLING AFFAIR
WE ACQUIRE THEM EASILY WHEN ONCE WE START.
A BANK ACCOUNT WILL GROW IF YOU WILL LET IT.
GET THE HABIT.
TrvllUr. in too-. ii:il).-ajrM.!ij
Don 1 tec nt.nlfwMfptK. jiw
a.iui)tiUt- A.S. OUsSTED. Le Her. N.Y. j 1512.
at w hich time and place all i D. 1912. at which time and place all
, persons interested may appear. j persons interested may appear.
! GEORGE W. GAMBLE. j GEORGE W. GAMBLE.
! Clerk of the circuit court in and fori Clerk of the circuit court in and for
the county of Rock Island. Hi. the couuty of Rock Island. 111.
Dated Rock Island. Ilinois July 31. Dated Rock Island. Ill July 31.
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