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HIE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1912.
DEATH KNELL OF
NEGRO RED LIGHT
house, and this woman who is the
fim to fali into the clutches of the
law, made a sweeping sta'ement when
she said: "Every one of those colored
houses from Twenty-lifth to Twenty
seventh streets, on Fourth avenue are
in the Mack house conditions kave j d E c Graves in Circuit
been unmentionable. Men. both i
whit and colored have been freauent-1 Court Denies Petition 01
i ing the house, and a Davenport white! Oscar Billburg.
REFUSES TO ISSUE
em i i w . v
wnoiesaie Vice rrODe 10 Be in-, woman who Is married to a negro has
Btituted by State's Attorney
and the City.
Gotten Conditions Are Revealed to the
Authorities Drastic Action
to Be Taken.
As a result of the trial of Cora
Mack, colored, who was this morning
round guilty of running a disorderly
house at 2610 Fourth avenue, and
startling revelations which were made
in regard to conditions prevalent, in
the nezro district, on Fourth avpniw!
between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sev-: P' trians. bo'h white and
enth street.. tIop nmh, u , imm- 'ilh su('h expressions as. '
diatrlv tnt1tntf.H hv thi. dikos utt,.r. 'n baby
wain u idlh t u ;uu, judl riri iiiciu:
place. When witn6ses gave the nau- WANTED
seating details even the officers sbud-!
According to the testimony of a
Mrs. Green ( colored I who lives in the
Mack house. across the hall, both
white and colored men have been fre
quenting the plato.
She said that there is a Davenport
woman, white, who married a negro
in Davenport, and who is now '.iving
with him, who has md' a practice of
hanging out at the Mr.ck place.
KIJl K PKDKfTRI.WS.
Other witnesses told of ho the
Mack woman and her ngro somen
friends have befn in the habit of sit
ting at the window and flopping men
Wait a minute Honey, I
! ti e north end of the section of the
I read at the junction of the two streets,
j The crushed rock is being laid on in
! a thick course and it gives promise
of being a permanent as well as much
; needed improvement. It is necessary
i to haul the rock about a quarter of a
mile from the point where the city ' Q
prisoners qruouw iu
Today H. B. Simmon and Georgv J
Wagner, representing the Fifty Thous j
and club, spent the day in the country :
interesting farmers in giving of their!
time and the use of their teams in tne j
Ciscovery Made That Place Had Not
Been Used for Period Upwards
of Seven Months.
a minute." Thetis women have actu
ally foueht over an intended victim
and have come to blows when ono of
The Mack woman accus"s
Welch, with conducting a disorderly
house, of al6o running a p'ace at her
house next door, and this matter will
be taken up in the county court. The
Welch woman this mcraing plead
guilty to a charge of disorderly con
duct and was rin-d $20 and costs.
ney ana commissioner Hart, as a re
sult of which it is believed that this
district will be wiped off the city map.
Cora Mack, whom th police have
been vainly attempting to catch witn
the goods for months, was run to
earth this morning when witnesses
fiimmoned disclosed facts which re
veal that conditions are absolutely
rot'en among the colored colony. The
Mack woman was found guilty and
fined $2uii and costs. Before she was
taki-n to the county jail, she was inter
Mew by Assistant State's Attorney I.
It. ItiKlcnon, and informatiou gleaned
from h-r ill be used in a. effort lo
i !un out the colored prost.itutes and i 'hich she paid
drivf the undesirable fitment from
I MllXHAnLF.fi Ml!T liO.
In a statement made to the repre
sentatives of the press this morning
lii usKisLant state's attorney said:
'Th 's is absolutely the roltenest con
dition of affairs I have tver heard of,
n nd should be permitted in no civiliz
ed community. 1 mean just what 1 have lead to the present expose.
my uiien l assert that 1 am going to!
v ip.- out tfiis colored vice colony, if
llin- is a law in the sra'e of 11 iuois
which will accomplish it. Informations
are to be filed in Hi- county court
ag:iiiist thf'Ke people and drastic ac
tion will be taken." Commissioner
Hart said: "I am back of the state's
jitK.rtiey In this ninve and we will be
yu !!! Investigation and siart to gath
er evidence immediately. The city is
lo h.- ridden of the undesirable ele
ment." Ml mi. OK LINK.
Witnesses on the stand this morn- dependent
ifij; told of conditions at th Mack Leaders."
The petition of Oscar Billburg for a
writ of mandamus from the circuit
court to compel Mayor H. M. Schriver
to issue a saloon permit for the Park
saloon on Twentieth street fell flat to
day when it came to light that the
place had not been legally used as a
saloon for a period of seven months
past. Under the city ordinance, when
a saloon is vacated or abandoned for
saloon purposes, through any reason,
for a period of seven months, it be
comes necessary to secure a petition
of consent from adjoining property
owners before a license can be issued.
Inasmuch as the Park saloon license
their number would land a man from i was revoked Jan. 16 by order of the
the other. Frequent robberies have1 mayor, it has not been legally a saloon
also taken nlaee there. .since that time.
LOONEY PLEA HE !
IS ILL; JORDAN UP
(Special to The Argus.)
Peoria, 111., Oct. 22. John Looney of
Rock Island, charged with mailing ob
scene matter, today obtained a contin
uance of his trial in the United States
court. Two physicians furnished, the
affidavits that Looney is too ill to
come to Peoria. His editor, Myron
Jordan, was ordered to trial this afternoon.
Randolph Downing, a resident of
Rock Island for the past 44 years, died
this morning at 7 o'clock at the home
of his sister, Mrs. August B. Beck, 613
Set your shoe price as high or as low as you choose
and we'll show you the best looking and best wearing
shoes that your money can buy.
Women's gray ottoman top Button boot with gun metal vamp.
The snappies and newest
Women's tan calf button bcots. Also in patent leather and gun
metal, with cloth or leather tops,
specially priced at
An j pers, extra quality.
Broken sizes In girl's
school shoes at JUW men's 75c, women's
... . ... . .. land lacing with
Men b and women s bath room slip- Women s tan lace boot with the I invisible eyelets
7f 1 "I'slitly Pointed receding toe which
L UC I is now quite the thing. Low heeled
writ of mandamus is proper, the peti-
Xellie ' tlcners will have to secure the consent i
uw wuj c ,, .v. f, .!,, 1
l ii 1 1 tee Li 1 11 ateuue, auci a mice ,
months' illness of stomach trouble.
Mr. Downing was born Feb.- 8, 1867, j
in England, and came to America dl-l
re ct to Rock Island, when a year and
a half old. He had lived here ever
since. The deceased was a carpenter
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. A.
B. Beck, at whose home he died, Mrs.
P. J. Murrln of Rock Island, and Mrs.
W. J. Smith of Spokane, Wash.
Funeral services will be conducted
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the i
cf the property owners in the near vi
FILES A DEMIRRER.
In accordance with the direction of
Judge E. C. Graves yesterday, City At
torney J. F. Witter appeared in the
circuit court this morning and filed a
demurrer to the petition of Oscar Bill
burg. The demurrer set forth that the
city ordinance did not require the is
suance of a license upon request, but
School Shoes Specials
Boys' 92.50 calf button shoes, sizes
2 to 6. -i cQ
special X li'O
Boys' $2.00 calf button shoes, sizes
9 to 2, special i i o
Girls' Jockey boots, with red tops, .
sizes 11 to 2, value $2, i qq
The whole trouble arose two weeks
ago, when the Welch and Mack wom
en armed with axes and revolvers
were about to clash
man i ora .nacK Bor" out a war-1
rant against Nellie Welch charging ! 011 .the Part of tne mayor and one in i k cenletery
derly c onduct, and then i xnicn ne may use discretion. Mr. Wit-1
in a tight over a re'y authorized it and that there-j Rev w R s,ater
or- out a ,ar.i m u . juu,li mi ,,,,, wilt-be made in t-hirmian-
her with disorderly
was that Mrs. Welch made thel,er held that u ha8 been tn practice
charges against her neighbor, which
At High School
Coach Corneal is contemplating sev
eral changes in the lineup of the hih
school football team and will probably
have some of the mn playing in new
ix.pitions next Saturday when the
Alcdo team is the opponent.
The second team will play a curtain
raiser for Saturday's game with an in-
team called the "Bijou
During the damp yliilly days you'll
have good ise fur a slip-on. See ours
$5 to iZo.
ou can t
a better investment
in an Overcoat than
1i l r
we n snow you.
& L. coats in an im
mense varietv of
styles; plain, combin
ation or shawl collars;
extra full or semi
fitting backs, in Chin
chillas, Zibbelines or
o the court to refuse to issue manda-
. muses in such circumstances.
Other exceptions in the demurrer
were that the money for the saloon
lic nse was not in the city treasury,
and that until it was the mayor could
not lrgally issue a license; that the de
mand, as made upon the mayor, ac
cording to the petition, was different
from the demand in the petition for
which a mandamus was sought; that
the issuance of a license under the
: cii ctim.-tanoes would be unlawful on
ihe jmrt of the mayor, and lastly, that
the biil failed to aver that a saloon
existed at the premises named in the
TAKKS Jl IIK III. OTlCI--
Following the argument of Mr. Wit-'
t r. the court took up the petition and .
apked for information which resulted '
i in the discovery that the Park saloon's i
jliccnsH had been revoked by the mayor !
!.!;in. 1; and that an injunction against
its further operation had been issued
1 in March.
: OF NINTH STREET
! Sf ction Just North of Rock Riv
er Will Soon Be in First
Funeral services for Harry Mosen
felder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mos
felder, were conducted yesterday aft
ernoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home,
820 Twenty-second 6treet, by Rabbi
Many beautiful floral wreaths, re
ceived from the young man's many
friends in the city, adorned the cas
ket. The pallbearers were Simon
Mosenfelder, Hugo Simon, Alfred '
Bear, Alroy Mosenfelder, Hugo Mos
enfelder and Gabriel Mosenfelder. i
Among the out of town attendants
at the funeral weTe: Mrs. Bauer, Mr.
and Mrs. Al Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Gusj
Bauer, Miss Minnie Bauer, Mary
Bauer, Harry Bauer. Mrs. A. Franken
burg. New York City; J.B.Simon, Ce
dar Rapids, and Al Simon of Mon
mouth. Kl NKHI. OF MRS. Ml. VI.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. R. S. Silvis, whose sudden death
at the Moline city hospital occurred
Sunday night, will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 1 o'clock from the late
home in Silvis. Rev. D. S. McCowen
of the Silvis Methodist church will officiate.
B TIP "S?
Y'OU can save money on de
pendable footwear by pat
ronizing our shoe section.
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CO OPERATIVE STORE CO. JL 21. .
318 Twenty-second Street
FARMERS PROMISE TO AID
Express and Storage
Call West 981.
C. H. THORNHILL
weaves to suit
weaves to suit
Kvery coat represents
a special effort to pro
vide "Hotter Clothes'
at a minimum eost.
$15 to $38
SIMON & LANDAUER
j Yesterday's Rain Kept Teams Away
' Today but They Are Expected
to Report Tomorrow.
Mrs. O. L. Bruner and daughter, Ma
l.tl. have returned to the city from an ,
extended sojourn at Denver and Colo-; lit-hment if he dabbled with the grape
rado Springs. any more
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Burg of Kansas
City who have been attending the V.
C. C convention and visiting friends
in Rock Island for the past several
days returned home this morning.
Miss Hi'.da Bergholm has departed
for a two months' visit with relatives
and friends in Wisconsin. She will
also visit i-i aunt in Gr-d Rapids,
Mich., and her 6isters in Youngsion,
Ohio, and Albany, N. Y.
! Hector Boynes, charged with disor
' derly conduct was fined $3 and costs
j this morning. Early Sunday morning
when accosted by Officer Gruby,
I'.f-ynes, who is alleged to have been
intoxicated, became abusive and re-
A team of horses furnished by the
Kmpire Coal & Ice company was kept
busy today hauiiug rock for improv-! Mrs. Louis H. Berry of 704 Eleventh
irj the section of road extending from avenue, has left to join her huhband
ll'e juu tion of Ninth and Twelfth in Tuscon, Ariz., where Mr. Berry is
; streets in Sears to the first of the building a depot and round house and
bridges over Hock river. A dozen machine shops for the Hock Island,
teams were expected to report for , Before going to Tuscon she will visit
work but last night's rain rendered ; friends in Arkansas, Louisiana and
the roads well nigh impassable and
the farmers who had promised to aid
ip the work were unable to get into
town. A considerable number of them
are expected in tomorrow, however,
r.nd the work should move rapidly.
About l.yfiO yards of crushed rock1
the product of Rock Inland's city pris
oners of the past six or eight months
Is available for road improvement work
and is sufficient to make a big change
in the section on which attention
, now being directed.
m:;i at xtiiTii F.n.
LEAVE FOR FRONT
Seventy-five Greeks left the tri-cit-:
ies last night to take up arms against
I the Turks. Their departure followed
an enthusiastic mass meeting held
' at Turner hall, Moline, at which patri
otic addresses were given, urging the
men to enlist with the armies of thc
, Balkan states and put down the op-
Joseph Gilbert, who has been hang- i pressor. One hundred additional men i
ir around town intoxicated most of plan to leave tonight, and many more
the time, was arrested yesterday for: will foKow.
CASH FOR YOUR
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The interest earned will be $28, getting you to the
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ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
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! committees were appointed to secure
j funds for the red cross work and for
I helping to further the cause.
tain control of the
TO START A NEW
selling short weight potatoes and this
morning was dismissed upon his
agreement to keep out of town. He has
tiken the drink cure once and the
n.agistrate informed him that he
morning was started ativ culd go back to the gold cure estab-.
Most of the men are now closing up
their business affairs, drawing their
wages from the factories and making
arrangements for caring for their fam
ilies, after which they will leave im
mediately. At last night's meeting.
CVERY desire that any wearer could
wish for is woven into this Inter
They are made of the finest, Softest, yarns,
knitted to hug the foot and ankle; the soles,
heel and toes are doubled by the inter
woven process, leaving out the seams.
Tour Money Back If they are not the bet hose yon eTer wore.
55c 3k 50c
SIMON & LANDAUER
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Divorce is Granted.
This morning in the circuit court
Judge K. (Iraves grant'd a decree
of divorce to Mrs. Wreath Itichardson.
who had filed a petition charging h. r
husband. John Hithardson, with being
an habitual drunkard. Attorney C. .1.
St 1lto dtr appar:d fir the petitioner.
The members of the Fifty Thousand
club and friends are invited and urged
ti le present at the Hock Island c!ul
Friday eve-Ling, Oct. 25, 7 : .'10 p. m., at
v Inch time there will he given a ster"
opliron lecture by A. N". Johnbon, etat'?
highway engineer of tin: state of mi
ni is, and at which titno sonio very
Interesting information and in.stnic
tions will be given as to how to obtai.i
,'ii-d maintain better roads something
it which the city Is especially intti
: tf d.
So subfTiptiofiB fr good roads are
to be taken up and it is very import
ant that tli re be a good turnout.
If. K. CASTKKU PrcKident.
K. U. KKEIS. Secretary.
Mitt Chrlttabel Pankhurt.
A new suffrage paper will soon be '
started in England, with Miss Christa-:
bcl Pankhurst as editor. This late j
rnove conies at the result of a Quarrel j
between Pethick Lawrence and his J
-ife and Mrs. Pankhurst and her1
daughters. The Lawrences will ic-
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you cannot find a better or
more reliable remedy for
Stomach and Liver Ills or
Malaria Fever and Ague than
Thousands know thia la true
TRY IT. Leader for 60 year.