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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 7. 1912.
RECALL TO GET
Judge . C. Graves Will Con
duct Hearing in the Circuit
Court at 9 o'clock.
MANY WITNESSES CALLED
Objectors Plan to Havt Several Hun
dred to Testify as to Legality
of the Documents.
Tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock the
hearing on the recall petitions -will
comraenco before Judge E. C. Graves n0?e aBt i:'.pht was launched another of the event. A building occupying an ' cipiency. He is one of seven directors
in the circuit court. There is every , uniqU, Chicago enterprise, on th" oe- entire Chicago city Mock, and on a ' in th corporation.
reason to be..ieve that the event will , r4gion Df a banquet attended by a site in tbe vicinity of Michigan avenue : The banquet was an elaborate af
prove an interesting one. From 300 number of Chicago's leading capital- and Twenty-second street, will be pro-'. fair, beautifully appointed, while the
to S00 witnesses, ummoned by the )TB htsi sereral of the most disting-j vided. i menu books were works of art. Sev
attorneya for the city officials agminst ulBh(j mPTl 0f the country. A national i Charles McHugh. formerly cf Rock 1 eral western governors, together with
whom the petitions are directed, are agricultural college and permanent ex-! Island and now proprietor of the Iex-: Governor Charles S. Deneen, spoke at
to be on hand at the opening of court pOSjtioa together with a social and , ington ho'el. is one of the moving the banquet,
to testify regarding the validity of the ' t I
Thus far the petitioners
Lave subpoer.t-d no witnesses, but At-
torney M. V. Gannon of Davenport
nr,d A. W. Rlllburg spent the morning
in looking over the scores of affida-
vlts filed by th objwtnrs to the petl-
tions. Mr. Gannon stated this morn-
ing that he ar.d I. II. Wells would
reprerent the petitioners.
i i i-tii m i
The sheriff had h: force of deputies
ht.sy last ri.gu- ami tonay serving sub-
(eiuiH upon i!nesH(-s and from all
indications several additional m-n wil'.
l.av to be added in order that all the
papers may be berved before the
per Ing of court in the momiiig. Two
Mddi'.otiHl n.en aided the
force jebterila) and today.
AND MAKES THREATS
Turner Gili. mi euipiove of the Hoot
( Vandervofirt machine company of
I-.ahI Moline. is being l.un'ed by the
miU.ontieH who hold a warrant charg
ing him with atihaiilt with a deadly
weapon Yei-'erfiay Afternoon Gill pre-
n'eil hi.iii-elf at the inaihine ntiop
btid announced an Intention of inspect
ing It lie had evidently been drink
tr r and Superintendent G H I1
c! the department refused h:r,, "s
!on An argument fi) Aed h , ..jus
tun Marted 'or a phone to nummon the
police Gill whipped out a knife and
jumped from a window and severed
the telephone wires jMe continued to
flourish the knife and make tlirents for now- because we have learned to op
n time and fnail. .Iinrppeare! Th-i erat before it reaches the acute
far iiotlntiK nan been learned of li. s B'aKc."
v lu rea bout s.
Mil I.HM If. FIMIFH.
Wii'iani H E.sln r. 7?. Twenty-fifth
'teet, Mi liin . a cteran of the Civil
ar and a retired and pensioned em
pue of the Rock Island road, (lied
early th.s morning Deceased wan
l"tti In Vermont In He worked
for tie 1m ! Islaml ro.nl for CI years
following the 'h; war. In lv. li
moved to Rock Island from Sheffield
a tid remained here for some time.
I'roni bete he went to Bureau, and four
vpars ago lie moved to Mo'ii.c. Two
vears aco he was retired The remains
"Hi :. tiint-n to Sheffield for burial
I' r;ra S'ltviv iliz the veteran are 'he
"i iow. a son E. V. FVsher of Moiine.
a brother Charles In Rock Island, and
in addit on another brother and a s-i-t
r i u nii'i r p.! ri
!- i i y.n
The funeral of Anton A Fofs was
held from the home, fljii Third ave
rue, this afternoon at 1:30 Services
v. ere also (oiidue'ed at the Swedish
l- .themn Lurch at 2 o'clock. Rev. S.
i! H.ifcui'.'ind ot'ieiating The bearers
'.ere e.s S watt Son, 1 la retire Ap(iel-
cu;t.f. Prank Blochlmger. H McRtnghr,
Ael .Inhnson and Mbm Johnson Bur
lit! took pl.o e at Chippiunnock ceme
tery SHOWS MODERN SURGERY
AS WORKER OF MIRACLE
Ir. John B Murphy
of hl.iigo. who is In this city, savs
rue report that a HritiMi surgeon re-
ccntly increased a young man's height
two luchea In -ayn'hs ty adminis
tering the tlivro.d secretion of a
lieep. Is not Incredible.
"It Is not an unusual ci'se." he said.
"We are learning much about the four
ronerloui ilanils which reirnUte ih
. . . '
tody's growth. The thvroid ciand reg
tilates the growth of the long bones.
When thee are overst unulated in
youth it causes giants; an insufficient
secretion causes dwarfs.
"We can feed dogs on the thyroid
secretion, beginning on one dog the
PsUhratirf PMffoe U.kl!l
VtltPranq ninCSe nerDailSTS
Offir Trtatmint of Nativa Htrbs
I mmm I
Th hrb trra'.rr.rnli kiT hmn in
u m China for oTr MM year, sad hr
lefore kirfD r.d r now held Mcrrd.
Thry are ir.tj from roeU, brkj. buds.
hrbi. te.. in. ported frvm China. Thy
curtain r.o rwcutics or mercury.
P:sea ef th kin; osema, blood
troubles, ttoatoh, llT.r, ktday.
tc. are treated etlectlTely. Let ua,
gie you atrial treatment to convince you.
Call, u r.'e er Aae tdmy tar
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BIG NEW CHICAGO BUILDING ENTERPRISE, IN WHICH ROCK
ISLANDER IS PLAYING PROMINENT PART, NOW UNDER WAY
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'1 ifc-; r'1t
Special to The Arru.) j
Chicago. Aug 7 At the Iexington
first month and another the second
month and so on, and produce a series
of dogs of perfectly graduated size. It
is like a fairy story,
'Another gland e, the so-called pit-
uitary body, which regulates the
growth of the wide bones. Its atlmu-
laticn causes a broadening of the face, ,
laws and loints. Still another set of I
Tin' K'ands. no larger than lentils.
are attacnea to tne outsiae oi me
tnyroia giana. u inese are remmra.
the patient dies from violent lockjaw
Bia' also mention the modern dis-.
rovery that the mysterious organ, the ;
vwrw. is identined witn the con-;
version of sugar. I believe it will be
possible hereafter to cure diabetes by I
removing the pancreas w holly or in ,
"The surgery of the future will tend
more and more to the prevention of '
disease, instead of being the last re- j
sort in denperae cases. It must coop-
erate with medicine, and especially
with bacteriology. Nobody dares to j
predict the brilliant discoveries that 1
will be made in the next decade by
means of the latter science. !
"It recently was discovered, for ex-
ample, that rheumatism is due to j
Tms usually entering some diseased j
organ, such aa inflamed tonsils, and :
then settling in the joints. The
movai ,; me ions:! or i;ie inoculation
of the blood with a germ cures rheu-'
matism. So with many other dlseas-
es. There is har'lly any peritonitis
Dr. Murphy has been studying at i
the chief hospitals of Germany with
3.". other members of the American
Clinical and Surgery society. Those
at the clinics included Drs. E. WyllyR
Andrews. A. J. Oschner. L. L. "McAr
thur and M. I.. Harris, all of Chicago.
"What are the most interesting op
erations in modern times?" he was !
"The transplanting of living tis
sues. It should be said that all sensa- I
t'onHl stories of the transplanting of!
living organs are unreliable. A trans-!
planted organ will live, but will not ;
perform I's functions, and hence is ;
i.Felens. Bones and tissues, however,;
can be successfully transplanted from'
one part of the body to another.
"There have been great changes,
chiefly tn the attitude of the surgeons
toward their patients. Americans were
probably the first to adept an ami- .
Me. good natured tone toward the
pa'ients. but I believe the Germans
surpass us in th:s desirable quality.
The less we know the crustier we are
likely to he. In those former days
there was much crustiness and little
1 now lede."
ROGERS IS PUT
Short Time for Contempt.
Ixis Anglcs. Aug 7 --The hribery
tr al of Clarence S. Darrow came to an
abrupt and sensational hal' an hour
before the usual adjournment time yes
terday when judge Hu'ton committed
Darrow g chief counsel. Earl Rogers.
to J.v.1 cntil this morning at 9 o'clock
f,,r contempt of court
jnK a fine of gvi
R gers immediately applied to Pre
siding Judne Willis of the superior
o;:rt fer his release on a writ of ha
beas orpus. which was granted. Rog
ers beirg required to give $2"i bail.
Roieer' offense wa in ....crfiTir.
... . .
staie reourtai witness as a
and upon h;s refusal to withdraw the
appellation, a fine of was
on Darrow's chief counsel
Rotters, still defiant
his rights, declared tha
'o jail ra'ber ti.an pay
in ruun appecaea on tne previous
- j Judgment an alternative sentence of
five days in Jail. Cpon showing bv
the defense that the defendant couid
,not be deprived of counsel during the
; course of his trial, the sentence was
O. H. F. Mayer, produced br the'
! prosecution a. the "mv.rerlou. s'tranr-
r" who nipanied Bert H. Frank-
l-.n to the office of the i,v...'.
f,n8' on the ,,lorciKP f Lankan r-
rest, was being cross examined by
Rogers when the outbreak occurred.
Ionard Shober. the watchman in
the office, who f rst told of the myster
ious man. was cor.fron'ed with Maver
and said he in not the man. Maver
had testified that h went to Darrow 'a
offices with Franklin on the morniri
' prior to Franklin s arrest and that he is r,am'1 "s Rooseteit's running mate . thing the Bjil MoJser8 badly need
was the "mysterious stranger" to or IU)t- be U1 falie a ver a,,ie I)a'ta:id he aiso has a rare genius for or-
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itovernor jonnson is counted upon to ahandon bu.-:nes from now until next I the Chicago. Rock Island fc Pacific'
All the new all the time The lead the Pacific coast sla'es into the November, and demote the most of his that a .afety bureau has been organ
.Arua. ifi cam,s. He i well know u, time to the cause of Uje new i,arty. (ized. to maji out 6ytematkally plans)
recreation building involving an Invest- j
ment of $j,5'0,"00 is to be the outcome
STRIKES A HOUSE
nurinr the electric .tm, i.t nto-ht
n,..i. t- n i -.m- t- . I
aVeuue .was struck by a bolt of light-!
njng. The concuss'on in the vicinitv !
terrific, but little damace was
done The lightning took effect on the
railing on the roof, demolishing it. j
This morning the debris was found I
scattered in several, yards around ;
showing the force with which the bolt
The occupants of the house feel that '
they had a very fortunate escape, for !
in spite of the violent crash of tho
thunder, no one was so much as dazed.
The electric lights and telephones in I
the vicinity were put out of commis-
sion and the electricians have had a j
busy day repairing them.
"ULC i. C. W J
Ed Vemere of Moline was fined $10
aDd costs this morning for tapping i
a sewer without a permit, lnforma-i
re-ition was filed by John
Joers, city :
Charles Matson was given $20 worth
of emnlov ment on the chain cane this
morning on a charge of disorderly con-
duct, lie was picked up by Officer;
Theodore Peterson of the Rock Island! The new 112 directories, published
road w ho caught him riding trains. , ty It. L. Polk & Co. are now off the
j press, and work of distribution has
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Berry who were been begun. The volumes are eom
hauled to the police station yesterday , plete in every respect, and a credit
morning because they could not ami- to the company which is issuing them.
CEORCE W. PERKINS, GOV. JOHNSON AND
"BOSS" FLINN BIC CUNS IN NEW PARTY.
in lieu of pay-i f j l.'!-Av m I ZUL
if fee- -mm IVS. AlVss
the would go ; V S l?y?&L-'2'Zr . I
the fine, and &Ti-7PXSFl?ZU:iJ I
George W. Perkins, Governor Johnson (top right) and "Boss" Flinn,
-The national pro-
gressive party, which is being born
in Chicago this week, w :11 not lack for
leaders. Theodore Roosevelt and
. . ... .
Senator P!xo0' of COUT"' WlU be h
biggest fns in the party during the
presidential campaign: but three oth-
leaders might be mentioned w ho
piay no inconspicuous part. Tney
are Governor Hiram Johnson, of Cali- state. Roosevelt will depend upon
fornia; "Boss" Wiiliam Flina. of Pitts-' him to lead the fight in that state and
burgh, and George W. Perkins, of ; bring it over into the national progres
New York. ! sive column this fall.
Governor Johnsou appears to be the ' George W. Perkins, of New York,
'rnget candidate for the vice presi-
dential nomination, but whether he
in tne camna:kU.
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spirits In the project, having been
actively identified with it from its in-
cably adjust their differences, and be
cause they were raising a disturbance
in the neighborhood of Twenty-third
street and Second avenue, were re
leased this morning. Both were sober,
but they refused to make up, Mrs.
Berry declaring she was going to
leave her man and go to GaleBburg.
TELcrHUN t tArtK I S IU
LOCATE AT BELVIDERE
"William Nort and Henry Hall, who
have been In Rock Island for the past
year superintending the wiring work
f0r the Central Union Telephone com-
paI1y leave Fridav for Belvldere,
wheVe thev wll, (arry on slmnar op.
rHtionf, vort and Hall. who are not-
ed e3tpert8 jn their line, have had
h, tv,e ,1C. ,.rinJ irh
been carried on and have also install
ed an entirely new switch board sys
tem. They expect to locate perma
nently at Belvidere.
Licensed to Wed.
Artnur j,- Roseen Sherrard, 1111.
Miss Lila C. Tomlinson . Sherrard, 111.
Irving Warren Kast Moline
Miss Phoebe Skoglund Moline
Ieon Houph Rock Island
Miss Evelena Houck. . .Springfield. III.
leon Burrows Dillon, Mont.
Miss Edna Muniert Moline
,John M. Mayers ..
, Miss Hazel K. Rii e
j Earl Bruder . .
vti v-.m iw-
New Directories Out
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in the far west, and will confine his Rose asserted, never got real evi
stuiiiping largely to that section of the ' de nee. I
country. He wiil make some speeches ; It was stated today by friends of i
in tbe east nd middie west, however. Lieutenant Becker, accused of the'
and may even invade the south.
William Fiinn seems to be a power
in Pennsylvania. The success of Roose
velt in the Pennsylvania primaries
i ia8t spring, idiiaied the strength of
, the Pittsburgh boss in the Keystone
will also fieure very conspicuously in
the campaign. He has ca.-h some-
' ear. i?it'..n IVrL-ma u ill r. -
' Mrs. Caleb Hunt of Port Byron
J Is Thrown Out of Row Boat
by Sudden Jerk.
WAS ON WAY TO HER HOME
Husband Accompanied Her and Was
Rowing When Launch Approached
and Offered Tow.
Mrs. Caleb Hunt of Port Byron, a
life long resident of the county, was
drowned last evening in the Mississ
ippi river. 'With her husband, she was
returning to Port Byron after a visit
with friends in LeClaire on the Iowa
side of the stream. They were making
the trip in a rowboat. A launch own
ed by a friend appeared afid offered to
tow their boat. The offer was accept
ed and a line was thrown out. The
jerk which accompanied the tightening
of the line threw Mrs. Hunt into the
water and in the darkness her hus
band and the man in the launch could
not locate her.
Searching for the body commenced
a once and this morning Roy Gilbert
The unfortunate woman is survived
by her husband, three children, a sis
ter and a brother. She was born in
Port Byron, Aug. 3, 1866.
Says Becker Was One of Four
to Collect More Than
New York, Aug. 7. "Bald
Hose, the gambler upon whose testi-
mony was chiefly based the indict- safe,y ot our employes and patrons,
ment of Police Lieutenant Charles ! statistics show that the number of per
Becker on the charge of instigating j sonal injuries is increasing ovit of all
the murder of Herman Rosenthal, has . proportion to (he number of people in
furnished District Attorney Whitman volved."
with a written statement disclosing in I'ndue haste, thoughtlessness, care-
detail the history of his relations with
Becker as one of the police officer's
alleged graft collectors.
Rose in his confession, as the dis
trict attornev terms it, reiterates his
! prevjOU8 allegation that Becker was
rairnein. lowaion 0 four hiih oolice officers who
! eollected between $2,000,000 and $3.-
! 000,000 yearly from illegal resorts and
i gives a complete table of his collec
tions from gamblers, which, he says,
he turned over to Becker.
These collections, according to the
'"confession," averaged from $12,000
j to $15,000 a mouth and came from a
dozen or more gambling houses. The
names of about lo of them Rose gave
to the district attorney.
Becker, the self accused gambler
wrote, was continually hounding him
for more money, telling him, he said,
that "the bunch down town isn't get
Rose's statement was several thous-
and words long. The gambler had been
working on it in nis ceil ever since
Mr. Whitman got him, a week ago, to
make his first confession on the prom
ise of leniency. Rose declared thai
he had always turned his collect ions
over to Becker in cash, frequently at
Rose's home, and that his wife and
servants had seen the n-iney pass and
could testify to the truth of his state
ment. Becker's method of bringing the
gambler to terms was to raid them
first,. Rose said. This was the police :
officer's way, he explained of "getting j
After the raid he would offer to "fix"
the case before tbe grand jury. Rose
charged, provided the unfortunate
gambler would "come across." To
further impress the gambler Becker
would procure further warrants.
threatening to continue his raids as i
lone as the gambler refused to nav
Rose detailed two specific instances
of Becker's alleged methods. Onewaa
that of a Brooklyn poolroom keeper
named Dorsey, upon whom one of
Becker's "strong-arm" men, Foy, se-
cured evidence. Rose wrote. Becker's
men then raided the place and the
next day Dorsey came to see Becker I
and Rose. I
Becker, Rose declared, showed the
poolroom keeper three or four war
rants and told him that for $600 he ,
would tear them up and the case;
would be dropped. The police officer, j
Rose's story runs, gave him from Fri
day until Monday to get the money,
which Dorsey did. !
The other instance described by j
Rose was that of a gambling place i
known as the Sans Soucl, in which
Sam Paul, the east side gang leader, ''
i was said to be interested. Becker. ;
murder of Rosenthal, that John F. Mc-
1 Intyre. who has just been engaged
has accepted a cash retainer of $25,-
000. He is to keep this whether he
- inn ui njtct. ii ne secures an ac-
quiTiai. ne is guaranteea an addition
al fee of $100,000.
Another of the railroads has joined
the oreknizeit moverr.enr for arivanc.
ing the safety habit. Announcement
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, w aa uiauT jcsii-maj dl llie Ullicea JL
Thursday. Autf. 8. Fifth Floor
BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCH
11 to 2 p. m. Price 25c.
Roast Beef Roast Pork
Brown Short Ribs
Corn on Cob
Hashed Brown Potatoes
Spraghetti and Tomatoes
Creamed Wax Beans
Tea Ice Tea
Bread and Butter
aiming to reduce the number of in
juries and loss of life resulting from
"The question of personal injuries !
to employes and o'hers occurring cm
the railroads of the United States in
general and the Rock Island lines in
particular is one which should greatly
interest every Individual on our pay
rolls." says President Mudge in a
statement to employes of the coin-
t nanv "Repnrdlests of enormous sums
evoended unnuallv to nromote the
j lessness and recklessness are given by
Mr. Mudge as the direct cause of a
very large percentage of accidents.
"It is evident," he continues, "that
if each employe gives this matter more
i consideration and proper thought there
will be less suffering and fewer broken
To produce the desired results, a
bureau has been organized, with L. V.
Shcdd at the head as general 6afety I
supervisor in Chicago. Mr. Shedd will
be assisted by several committees!
composed of general, district and di
vision officials, district safety super-
visors and a large number of em- bled July 14 to make the semi-annual
ployes from the rank anil file of the audit of Larson's books, found that he
variuos departments. The total mem- I had abscondod. A hurried exainlna
bershlp of these committees will ap-j tion of the books disclosed a shortage
proximate 600. of over $2,000. Larson telegraphed
Most of these committees will meet j Ms brother for money after reaching
monthly J r the purpose of bringing to I w york and returned home July 2t.
the atte on of the proper officials
' condition A hUh mme nnHer their nl..
i scrvatjon j pardizing the safety of
, employes anr. patrons of the railroad
They will discs also ways and moans
of reducing peVvonal injuries.
Committeenn. .1 are expected to ac
; qllire tne Rafpfy hah)t nnd ,.omnllin,
cate it to others," says the president.
"Every employe is hereby urged to
personally interest hlniHelf. family and
fellow men in this work and to co
operate closely with the safety super
visors and committeemen, that the ob
ject sought may soon be attained."
30 YEAR FRANCHISE
TO PEOPLE'S POWER
The Port Byron city council last
night granted a 30-year franchise to
the People's Power company of this
city. Similar action is expected short-
! b-v ,lie governing boards of Damp-
ton and Rapids City. If such action
! oor,ll'8 within the next month, the com-
,any Promises to have lights in the
j towns by Nov-
The headquarters of the roadmaster
v .5. .Ml V
Delicious Summer Food
Our rich and nourishing ice
cream is to the dainty palate.
It Is made from high-grade ma
terials and proves sufficient for
a luncheon or supper to children
or to those who enjoy a dish
of this delightful and refresh
ing food in any uavor desired
maptenut, vanilla, strawberry,
1714-1718 fteco t l Avenue,
Fbone We 166.
'ESCQ.1L iL R3CK ISLAND. ILL.
Apple Pie Tapioca Pudding
with all orders
and master carpenter of the Illinois di
vision of the Rock Island road, have
been consolidated and carpenters are
now at work at division headquarters
at Thirty-first street, making changes
in the rooms to accommodate. The
erection of several partitions is about
all that is necessary to house the two
TO 8E DEFAULTER
Leader in National Woodmen
Assembly Faces Shortage
Minneapolis. Aug. 7. A defalcation
, 1-V Clerk Frank K. Larson ha placed
Prospect camp No. 1035, Modern
Woodmen of America, In suspension
and involved the insurance of 1,158
members aggregating about $1,800,000.
The camp is in suspension for Lar
son's failure to pay assessment N3.
275, due in July.
The camp committee, which mssem-
I An examination of the hooks the pasl
! eek by Special Auditor Ora C Mich
nlan 'rom the Rock Island ifi.ee re
! vealed a shortage considnrnb'v in ex
cess of the camp committee's finding.
Assistant Clerk Eddy lias succeed
ed to the clerk's otfic and I.arson
awaits the pleasure -if tl.-i ?ti..-nal
Surety company of New York, by
which he is bonded for 15 000.
Larson has been a leaKv in the
M:nneapolls Woodmen assembly and
the National Vood:nn assembly
formed to resist (he readjustment of
rates by Ihe Modern Woodmen society,
at d his troubles appear t. date from
tl.e organization of the national as
sembly, as the semt-irnual audit of
his books last January showed no dis
crepancy. In February Inst, this
camp voted $600 in aid of ihls r.atitnal
assembly. It appears from the pres
ent examination that lGf- taenoers,
whom Larson reported to the Rock
Island office as In good tiand'ng, and
entitled to vote, are reriorCsl delin
quent, on his own books.
Special Auditor Hickman expresses
the opinion that notwithstanding the
suspension of the camp, the society
will continue in force the Insurance of
all members whose receipts show
, payment of the money the clerk failed
; to remit. He believes the society will
also restore the camp to good stand
ing, In view of that fact that Its mem
l ers generally have been guilty of no
offense other than that of neglecting
meetings and allowing a minor frac
tion to conduct the affairs of the
I THURSDAY, AUG. 8
Chuck roasts, lb. 10c
Hamburger, lb. . 9c
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Try Our Royal Brand