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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1912.
IS SECOND AVENUE
TO THE OWNERS?
Claim Made That Shoddy Work
Is Being Done by the
CONCRETE LOOKS LIKE JOKF
Newspaperman Digs Through
Inches of It With Wooden
Lath for a Tool.
manded his money. He was told to i
take a jump and then reported the '
matter to the police. A woman giving
her name as Mrs. Bessie Weathers,
was identified by the young mk as
the light fingered individual and she
was taken to jail. This morning she
was placed under $500 bonds aid the
case continued -until tomorrow 'morn
ing. Assistant State's Attorney P. R.
Ingleson Is prosecuting, while H. M.
McCaskrin is defending.
MURDER IS DONE
IN SALOON BRAWL
Property owners along Second are
nue, instead of becoming reconciled
to the quality of paving which Is being
put In by the McCarthy Improvement
company of Davenport, are growing
more displeased as the work progress
es. It is held by some who pretend to
know that the concrete foundation of
the paving Is a joke and will not hold
up under even ordinary traffic, much
lens the kind that the main business
street of a city of this size is subjected
to. To back up their contentions, the
objectors ask comparison between the
concrete put In by the McCarthy com
pany and that put in by the street car
company. The latter Is solid and sub
stantial while McCarthy concrete Is
full of loose rork and sand and appar
ently has no consistency whatever. At
least that is the claim. '
niO THROI fiH WITH I. ATM.
A newspaper man yesterday after
noon dug a hole five inches deep, or
clear through the foundation, In front
of The Argus office, his only tool be
ing a wooden lath, and that without a
BULL MOOSE LOOKS
GOOD TO THE EAGLES
A number of the members of Rock
Island aerie No. 956. Eagles, attended
j the annual stag outing which was held
yesterday by Moline aerie No. 1112,
Eagles, at the Gould camp at the foot
of Forty-sixth street. Moline.
One of the features of the afternoon
was a straw vote taken among the
250 members who,-were present, with
the following result: Roosevelt, 64;
Debs. 41; Wilson, 40; Taft, 6; Chafin.
3. For governor, Dunne. 40; F. H.
Funk. 35; Deneen, 28; Kennedy, 22,
and Worrell, 1.
Kangaroo court was held in the af
ternoon and several were tried for pet
the Eagles' treasury. The court prov
ed a laugh-producer from start to fin
ish. Moline won the tug-of-war. A
fine dinner and supper were served by
the Eagle chefs.
those who gave testimony saw Jones'
struck. ' j
Everetts was the only one who saw
Jencs just before he was struck by the i
fiom the direction of the ferry land-!
Mng and he wss staggering. Everetts j
said: "Ke was going to walk along
Fatal Stabbing1 Affray Occurs ; side of the track. He was almost on j
ioe irac. m. me nam coming ana ,
yelled three times to the man to get
in Davenport Following a
SECOND VICTIM MAY DIE
out of the way. He did not seem to i
hear me. I ran to the spot and the!
man was standing np and rpeared to j
be kind of dazed. He said he was all !
right The train, which was going
' slow at the time stopped and the man
Dead Man and Injured One Brothers; wa8 -agisted to the depot several!
Will Crafton Is Held Charged coach lengths back by several of the
With Committing Crime.
! train crew and Dr. Hollowbush was :
DIES OX STRETCHER. j
Dr. Hollowbush arrived arid made a I
examination of tne man and !
In a saloon brawl In Davenport,
which took place at Brici Munros ! Quick
saloon, corner Fourth and Le Claire ! found his putee scarcely beating and j
streets, Saturday night about 9:30 ! 1)18 skin col1 and clammy. The phy-
o'clock, Lee Halligan was fatally fcician ordered the police ambulance (
stabbed and his brother, George Halli-1 stretcher brought into the room and .
gan. seriously tajured. several minutes ctter being placed on ;
The iniurv to Lee Haliiean result it Jones expired.
in his death five minutes later In the
Denahy saloon a short distance west
Jones was well
dressed and had
of the Munro saloon. He walked from I 7.50 in his trousers pocket when
The fees and fines went to ' th? 8Cene of the fiSht t0 the Denahy
saioon ana ien to tne noor. He had
ROCK ISLAND MUST
ADD TO EQUIPMENT
Rock Island will ' have to make
numerous and costly Improvements in
itr. waterworks and fire fighting sys
tem if the third class insurance rating
which it has enjoyed m the past Is to
be continued. Such Is the information
contained in a letter sent to Commis
sioner Jonas Bear by C. F. Persch of
It would take an hour of work I the Illinois Inspection bureau at Chi-
with a pick to dig five Indies in thejcago.
street cur company s concrete.
Inspector O. S. Holt, hired by the
city to see" that the work is properly
done, says that the contractors are
living up to specifications, which, in
cidentally, are the specifications used
Various recommendations for
improving the waterworks department
and for additional fire fighting appar
atus and men are made and the In
ference is given that unless the rec
ommendations are complied with
shortly, Rock Island will be dropped
In New York. Nevertheless, it appears ! lo a lower class which will mean ad
to some of the property owners that ! ditlonal charges for fire Insurance and
they am eettln the han nd of the I aincs 01 otner insurance
bargain, and that It behooves the ciV
to investigate the matter thoroughly
and at one, before a course of asphalt
hinder hides from view the mixture
that purports to be concrete.
SEED CONCERTED ACTIOS.
Some 10 days ago a meeting of
avenue property owners was
SPECIFICATIONS FOR BOATS
SENT OUT BY ENGINEERS
been stabbed in the heart. His broth
er was immediately rushed to St.
Luke's hospital, where his injuries
were given medical attention. He
was stabbed in the abdomen, but it
Is thought that he will survive.
The prompt arrival of the Dolice.isre supposed to
on'the scene of the fight resulted in wis
the arrest of Will Crafton, the man
accused of killing Halligan and inflict
ing the injury to his brother. The
police also arrested Harry Garey, and
his son, Benjamin Garey,both of
whom were participants in the brawl
and who are held pending the com
plete investigation of the affray.
ACCIVED WAS PEACEMAKER.
According to the story of eye wit
nesses to the fatality, Crafton enter-,
ed upon the scene as a peace maker.
He had been up stairs over the sa
loon when the fight started and as
he rushed into the midst of the fight
found. A bottle of whisky was also ;
found in an inside pocket of his coat. I
Jones' appeared to be intoxicated at i
the time as his breath smelled !
strongly of "whisky.
The body was removed to the Knox
undertaking parlors where it will be
held pending word from, relatives who
reside in Excelsior,
Jewel Stoves have
,-vfrfi.. l Tlan them all beat
for QUALITY and STYLE,
and our prices are so low
-that . we are frequently
told we are from $5
to $10 lower than our
competitors, who sell mostly on the in
Come in and look over our line be
fore you buy. We'll be glad to show you.
Alien, Mvers & Company
With a stomach full of rich, red
liquor which sent the blood coursing j
through his veins at a rate of 80 miles
an hour and made him feel like a mil
lionaire, AVill Alexander, a colored gen
tleman, Saturday night thou'ghi the
world belonged to him. and walking
up to a residence located at 218 Twen-
called and The Argus supposed it was ! five months from
for the purpose of getting In touch!
with the city regarding the paving.
It seems, however, that such action
was not contemplated and at any rate
there has been noN concerted action
with the city, such as Is needed In
case the paving Is not as it should be.
ANOTHER FLAW FOt'MD.
Following controversy this morning
as to the amount of concrete in the
paving foundation. City Engineer Wal
lace Treichler and others dug through
the foundation In front of the State
bank and found It only three and a
half Inches In depth. Thereupon the
engineer gave orders that the required
five Inches be laid before the asphalt
binder was put down, and the work at
that particular point was stopped.
Representatives of the company ex
plained the shortage of material In the
foundation by saying that allowance
had not been made for the crown in
the street and that It would have meant
an Inch and a half "more binder and
asphalt than called for in the specifi
BLOCKS FOR ITEHSECTIOX.
President J. F. Porter of the Tri-City
Railway company this morning stated
to a representative of The Argus that
the track Intersections of Second ave
nue and on Twentieth streets, will
be paved with wood blocks so that the
jot will be a uniform one all the way
through. He said that the railway
company had no intention of making
a patchwork Job and had never en
umplated leaving the old brick In the
Intersections. When apprized of the
fact that they had been left there, he
stated that he would look the matter
up at once and have wood blocks
The local office of the United States
engineers today sent out requests for
bids for the building of five gasoline
automarine motorboats to be delivered
date, bids to be
opened Oct. 26. A list of the specifica
tions has been sent to 26 concerns in
the United States.
The boats are to be 35 feet in
length over all and equipped with 4
cycle 4-cylinder engines. These boats
ere to correspond in general appear
ance to the launches Quincy, Hia
v.atha and Minnehaha now owned by
the government. These boats will be
used by the engineers as an aid to
their Inspection work along the river.
ty-second street, calmly pushed the
ing men, he was set upon by the Hal- fr0Dt door open and stepping inside,
ligans and beat and kicked around Proceded to make nlm8eif at home.!
the floor of the saloon He removed his ClCthes and proceeded
It is then that he is supposed to PP"prtate bed when the owner,
have drawn a knife and inflicted the ! wh, s alf ored' found and
fatal injury to Lee Halligan and then.! PhteI5rsked hta,to vacate- Alexan"
stabbed his brother. Crafton did re- der could not 8ee 11 tnat way and an"
sist arrest, but at a late hour last ! DOuncpd that tne furnishings were so
night, had made no statement of th ! n,ce that he believed he would linger
affair to the authorities.
The Halligans were laborers em
ployed at the Davenport Locomotive
works, and have been in Davenport
only a short time. The saloon has
been ordered closed by the mayor.
TRIM DRUNK MAN
Go Into His Pockets and Buy
Themselves Many Drinks
from New York city where her death
Mrs. Woods celebrated her 85th
birthday anniversary Sept. 9, last. Mr.
Woods died a number of years ago in
Colorado, his body being brought to
Rock Island for burial. The Christian
Scientists will have charge of the ser
vices, which will be held Tuesday tif
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Knox
chapel. Burial will be made in Chip,
DAN 0'LEARY IS AGAIN TO
MANAGE THE PRODIGALS
Dan O'Leary today signed a con
Uact to manage the Davenport Three
Eye club the season of 1913.
Not Robbed In His Saloon.
George Marshall, proprietor of the
Blue Goose saloon, called on The Ar
gus to say that the switchman. Wil
liam McGcc, was robbed In another
certain resort in town and not in his
OF TRAIN VICTIM
Frank Jones of Excelsior, Wis.,
Was Man Who Lost Life
STRUCK BY A LOCOMOTIVE
indefinitely. The police were called,
and Mistah Aleyander was this morn
ing assessed $1 and costs. He paid.
Another ruction at the boarding
Wallace Craig drew his pay Satur
day night and started out oa a shop
ping tour. He visited several haber-
1 dashery and c'.othing establishments
and then decided that he had better
purchase enough liquid refreshment to
tide him over tho Sunday drought.
He became so thoroughly Irrigated
that he could not spell "cat" and did
not know whether he was iu Rock
Island or the Fiji islands. Then it
was that he sat down on a window
ledge outside a saloon and was ap
proached by Beveral gentlemen who in
vited him to partake of a drink. The
demon shopper accompanied them in
IS NOW OCCUPIED
The Audubon school building, locat
ed on Twenty-seventh street between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth avenues,
was cp Red this morning to the five
gradc3 of pupils who are enrolled in
the building. Early last spring the
peop'.e residing in the bluff district
asked that a building be erected in that
house of Charles White, 2G20 Fourth j to the saloon the drinka were order.
Internal Hemorrhage Results
Death Follows Inquest Held
ine man wiio died Sunday morning : meeting and
at 12:30 o'clock in the Milwaukee Das-' elected :
avenue, the third in a week, resulted
in a hurry-up call for the police Satur
day night, when two of the boarders,
while intoxicated, started in to clean
out the place. They were Fred Woods
and Will Smith, both colored, and
were this morning fined J200 and costs
each for disorderly conduct, and in
carcerated in the county jail.
The case of Norman Crawley, charg
ed with disorderly conduct, was con
tinued until Saturday. His bond were
fixed at $400, and as he was unable to
furnish security, he was placed In the
county jail. Crawley is alleged to have
started a disturbance at iis home.
BARTENDERS MEET AND
ORGANIZE NEW LOCAL
Bartenders Local No. 850 was or
ganized Sundayat a largely attended
ed,' and when It was time to pay, one
of the party reached down Into
Craig's pockets, got enough money
to pay for the round, pocketed the
change and all was 'well. This kept
up for Borne time until Officer Kirsch
appeared on the scene and escorted
Craig to the station, lest he become
altogether impoverished. ' He was
fined $1 and costs this morning a'aS
warned to remain under cover the
next time he Imbibed to excess.
Fl'NERAL OF MRS. THORJTTOX.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Ma
T . . 7.11. il ni neighborhood, their reason being that
afternoon from the home, 1493 tour- f '
,., i,-t in pm. tblr pupils had too far to go to
piannock cemetery. T' v! .T"
constructed by Contractor Henry Paul
sen, is a two-story frame building, two
rooms on each floor. The five grades
which have been opened in the school
are placed In three roomB. MIsa Jane
L. Wilcox, principal of the building,
teachos the first grade, Mss Dora
Hartz teaches the second and third
grades, and Miss Ethel Young presides
over the fourth annd fifth graders.
USES A SHEET TO
Saturday afternoon at 3:30 the body
of Mrs. Mary Cunningham, a patient
for the last two years at Watertown
hospital, was found banging at the end
of an improvised rope In her room.
She had torn up a sheet and commit
ted suicide. She was 65 years old and
came to the institution from Aledo.
Coroner J. F. Ilose conducted an In
quest yesterday morning.
HUB CLOTHING STORE
CLOSED; L. R. CRANE
TO QUir 'BUSINESS
senger -depot at the foot of Seven-
Building to Be Torn Down to Make
Room for Skyscraper Must
Vacate Store Rooms.
VICTIM OF POISONING
teenth street was Identified this morn-!
ing at the inquest which was held at I
the Knox undertaking parlors as I
Frank Jones, a blacksmith, of Excel-j
sior. Wis. Paul Severin, a horse-;
r.hoer, 413 Ripley street, Davenport,:
v as present and, was positive that the j
man was the one who had worked for!
him for a while some time back. j
The verdict returned by the Jury
was as follows: "We, the jury, find;
that the deceased, Frank Jones, came I
to his death by internal hemhorrage, j
caused by being struck by passenger
train No. 8, C. M. & St. P.. railroad." j
TRAIN CREW TESTIFIES.
Those who testified were B. F. Haft.
Mystery surrounds the death of Ar
thur Gordon Stephens, formerly In the
pmploy of a moving picture house at
Davenport, who walked lito his home
In Muscatine Friday' and a few sec
onds later dropped to the floor wriWi
lnr In rnnviilalnna And fmfblnr At th f
L. Bx Crane, Rock Island's well
known clothing merchant, proprietor
of the Hub, is forced to sell out his
entire stock within the shortest pos
sible space of time owing to the own-i
ers Intention of erecting an elaht- rtr ...... n . ;
story building at the corner of Eigh-lon traln No. 8 whicn 8truck Jones.
teenth street and Second avenue, j K. G. Hetm8t DaVenport, fireman on
forcing Mr. Crane to vacate the dou-!traln No. 8; w. j. Haller of Chicago,
ble store occupied by him for the past ! conductor on train No. 8; Harold Breu
seven years. He has tried In vain to baker 2T04 Grand avenue, Davenport,
find another uitable location, but ' brakenian 00 train No. 8; F. M. Ever.
none Is available He has no alter-1 rttg Rock lghln(ji bIock operator tt
native out to ft D i stock or box ltio Btation
on Fir6t avenue between
uj auu iuio ii. me inner course
President C. L. Walker.
Vice President Cline Collins.
Recording Secretary J. W. Bennett.
Financial Secretary Ike Wynn.
Inspector Robert Taylor.
Trustees L. Anderson, William
iiorst and C. J. Jansen.
Inside Guard O. Olsoii.
Chaplain J. W. Wolf.
C. L. Walker, the . newly elected
president, has been selected as first
vice president of the state organiza
William Irwin, a resident of Rock Is
land for the past 38 years, died Satur
day evening at 11:10 o'clock at his
home, 119 Fourth avenue, death being
due to dropsy with which he had suf
fered for several years.
Mr. Irwin had been confined to his
bed for the past four months and for
the" last four years had been unable to
work steadily at his trade, that of a
carpenter. He was born Aug. 7, 1872,
In Philadelphia, and when two years
of age the family moved to Rock Is
land, where he had lived ever since.
He attended the public schools and
later learned the carpenter trade, at
A large number enjoyed the cruise
on the steamer Helen Blair Sunday af
ternoon. The boat left the Davenport
levee at 2:15 o'clock and Rock Island
at 2:30. The trip was through the
Moline locks, past Campbell's island
and Watertown, and back by way of
Bettendorf, through the main channel.
The excursions will be given every
Sunday afternoon from now on until
JUDGE KICKHAM SCANL0N
TO BE LANDING DAY ORATOR
The Knights of Columbus have been
exceedingly fortunate In securing
Judge Kickhaiu Scanlon of Chicago
as the orator for the Landing day ex
ercises which are to be celebrated at
the Illinois theatre, Oct. 12. Judge
Scanlon Is an orator- of note and the
Knights of Columbus are to be con
gratulated upon securing him for that
occasion. A special musical program
for the occasion Is being prepared and
a general Invitation to the public will
THIEF SNATCHES PURSE
AND MAKES GETAWAY
One of the boldest robberies report
ed to the police In months occurred
last night about 7:30 when an un
known man ran up to a woman giving
her name as Mrs. Booth and snatching i
her handbag took to his heels. The
woman screamed for assistance and
WEST END SETTLEMENT
BUYS ADDIT0NAL LOT
To provide room for future growth,
the West End Settlement" has purchas
ed the lot adjoining the present Set
tlement building on the north. Imme
diate use will be made of the Kround
but In what way has not yet been
The above reward will be given to
any one furnishing sulTlclent Informa
tion to cause the arrest and conviction
of the parties who shot and killed
several pedestrians who were walking Qa11 Sunday mor-ilng, Sept. 29. 1912,
which he wa semDloved until his con-! along Second avenue, started in pru-i'n the vicinity of the W atch Tower.
ditlon became so serious that work
Ho Is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Anna Irwin; four sisters, Mrs. W. H.
Hodge of Ruck Island, and the Misses
Anna, Tillle and Alice, also of this
city, and three brothers, E. O. Irwin.
and Thomas and
Monthly Crop Report.
CroD conditions in Rock Island for
Rock Island county for the first of i of E1 Pas0- Texas
October, as reported to the department j David Irwin of Rock Island,
of agriculture by Thomas Campbell j Funeral services will be held Tues
tcday show an average well up toward : day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home,
normal. "Corn is given as 85 per cent i at. which Rev. J. L. Vance will ofllci
iu condition and oats 45 per cent In ! ate. The Eagles will have charge at
suit of the fleeing man but were I sears' Ul
forced to give up the chase. Mrs. I ,
Booth stated that the robber was
Greek. Her handbag contained
small sum of money.
RAY W. SMEDI.EY,
(Special to The Argun.) "
Chicago, Sept. 30. Sam Ruebenstetn
of Rock Island was licensed here to
day to marry Miss Hannah Olson of
being impractlble, he is forced. In or
der to convert the goods into cash to
place them on sale for whatever they
1 All Hnrt lclonrl ttn vI.mUv 1- .
intilth 14 AimA m-ltiiit varlnln' J uu w
; uc m owl v.
So strong was the suspicion of poi
soning that attending physicians re
fused to sign a death certificate. Th
coroner called an inquest which failed
to throw any light, on the case. Thg
jury brought in a verdict at 10:30
o'clock Saturday night to the effect
that Stephens "came to his death from
in unknown cause, possib'y acid poi
soning." AH the circumstances surrounding
Stephens' mysterious death pointed to
hydrocyanic acid poisoning.
DUSKY CHARMER TOUCHES
MORRIS MAN FOR HIS ROLL
Fred Lee. claiming Morris, 111., as
bit home, Saturday night succumbed
to the wiles of a dusky charmer, who
approached him in the neighborhood
of Twenty-sixth street and Fourth
venue, w ith th words, "Hello, honey.
re, me on in and see me a while." He
rccepted the Invitation as the colored
rlrl was Tery comely and after a brief
rlslt, bade her farewell. Upon taking
in inventory some minute later, he
3 1 sco ve red that he had been rolled for
15 and Immediately ran up stairs
igain and kicking In the door de-
Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets:
yield and 90 per cent In condition. The
condition of potatoes is 80; apples, 20;
g.apes, 100; and pears, 25. Average
farm prices are quoted as follows:
Corn, 68 cents; wheat, 90; oats, 32;
potatoes, 60; hay. 16; butter, 26;
and Dr. J. R. Hollowbush. None ofit.gs, 25; live chickens, 12V6.
the grave in Cbippiannock cemetery.
MRS. H. K. WOODS.
The remains of the late Mrs. Horace
E Woods, a former well known resi
dent of Rock Island, will arrive to-
j morrow afternoon at 1:20 o'clock
Don't waste your money buying plas
ters when you can get a bottle of
Chamberlain's Liniment for twenty-five
cents. A piece of flannel dampened
The party taking a grip containing
catalogue of Republic Metal Ware
company from Bridge line car this af
ternoon will be rewarded by returning
same to W. J. Copp, Davenport hotel
Chamberlain s Colic, Cholera and Di
arrhoea Remedy Is today the best
known medicine in use for the relief
and cure of bowel complaints. It cures
griping, diarrhoea, dysentery, and
with this liniment Is superior to any should be taken at the first unnatural
plaster for lame back, pains In the looseness of the bowals. It Is equally
slie and chest, and much cheaper, valuable for children and adults. It
Sold by all druggists. always cures. Sold by all druggists. '
Its reputation for sell
ing only the highest grades and most
dependable qualities of men's wear is
well established. No inferior goods
of any kind were ever allowed to en
ter the store. The public knows that
if an article or garment comes from
The Hub it Is sure to be first class. It
is seldom Indeed that a stock of this
character is placed on sale at sacrl
f ce prices.
The necessity of selling out forced
upon Mr. Crane so suddenly comes at
a very inopportune time. Coming as
1 does at the opening of the season,
when the store is literally packed
with choicest clothing and furnish
ings for fall and winter wear his loss
will be terrific. However, his loss will
be the public's gain. Right on the
threshold of winter when they need
the goods most they can make their
election from this magnificent stock
at prices that representJlut a-fraction
of actual value.
The store is now closed to mark
down and arrange stock and will re
main closed until Wednesday at a. in.
vhen the big sale starts. Read to
morrow's paper for a list of the big
gest bargains ever offered in the tri-cltlea
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