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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
CITY ROAD GANG
John Murray, Prisoner, Attacks
Edward Fenwick and Gets
Bullet in Heart.
SHOT DURING A SCUFFLE
Had Run Away to Milan and Secured
Drink Slayer Say He Pulled
Gun aa a Bluff.
"I did not ahoot Murray Inten
tionally. I pulled the gun for a
bluff, when he ruehed me, and In
the ecutfle it went off. I do not
know juat how It happened, but I
never Intended to Are at the man."
Fenwick waa arrested thieafternoon
by Deputy Sheriff George Siemon on a
warrent iaaued by Justice C. J.
Schroeder. charging murder in the firat
degree. The complaint on which the
warrant waa issued waa signed by
Deputy Siemon and alleged that Fen
wick wilfully shot and killed Murray.
John Murray, a county prisoner who
had been working on the Sears rock
rusher, was fatally shot through the
yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock
in a Brume with the guard. Edward
Kenwick. at Seventh avenue and Fif
teenth street, after an attempted break
Murray, who was considered one of
the plle customers that the police
have be, called upon to handle for
years, lad he-u mutinous for several
layg. and the tragedy of yesterday
n:t.,i,on brought to a climax the
trouble which had been brewing dur
ing that time.
THIU TO K 1'K.
Th r,.., .
.... UK .,,,..,., U1M 4 o nock
' "i"Ke oi uepuiy
ruienn j nomas MrCann and Edward
l'i.i,ul,.L !..... . . .
...... miht employed py the
city, who was seated beside Murray
next to thf- door. After the car had
traveled some little distance the pris
oner arose and stepped out on the
Platform. When the corner of Seventh
avenue and Flfteeii'h street was
readied. Murray Jumped off and made
a d;ith for llbertv u -i i
followed I'V Fenwick uhn tr !
the fugitive to halt. Murray at that '
time bad a start of nbout 15 feet
miot Tliitoi.ii iikht
When the command to stop was giv-
v.,. the omcer ,,.,! to .H-desirlannto1
(.!., I., 1. . ......
. ....ii.- iU. Maiion ror assistance.
This r niv" 1 the fugitive, who with a
mihiI turned on the officer, and chained
w i'li his rleii. fist, shouting. "I ll
K M you:- F. nw ick pulled his revol
J"r " i"tl:iil:ate the infuriated man.
a:ul a H i.',e i iisued. during which the
K'Hi a discharged. The bullet enter
ed the h-art. and the wounded man
damping his hand to his side, dropped
uie pavement, still conscious.
c.owu fiuickly gathered, and the dvin
limn was placed in an automobile and !
Pished to th Ixtlice fitntif.n ?.-,. ? I
. .rii,-.j ,l I Ii. OOllCe BtatlOll Ira
sepl, U-Siiva und J. II. ha.hner were
railed and worked over the ,an who
was still breathing, hut 10 minutes af
ter he was carried into the station he
:neatl.d his last. The body was taken
'" Knox undertaking parlors
Ayer's Sarsaparitla help naturt
to make rich, red blood. No
Sold for 60 years.
Ask Your Doctor.
Ed. V. Price &
where an Inquest will be held tomor
row morning. Fenwick was not plac
ed under arrest, and this morning took
the gang out to Sears as usual.
WAS TROl BI.EfOME.
Murray had given a great deal of
trouble all day yesterday. Early In
the afternoon he complained of stom
ach trouble and asked Deputy Mc
Cann's permission to go to Luchmann's
i saloon to get a drink. This privilege
i was accorded him, but Instead of going
to Luchmann's, Murray went to Milan,
where he entered a saloon and became
Here he was found by McCann some
time jater and was taken back to the
gang. He made three different at
tempts to break away from the guards
and had enough drink in him to make
him decidedly ugly. During the en
tire afternoon he muttered threats
against the officers and told the other
prisoners of his intention to disarm
the guards and run away. "I have
served enough time here," he said.
Murray is a big, strapping fellow
with a world of brute strength and la
a bad one to handle, iast Saturday be
turned on a fellow prisoner who had In
curred his displeasure, and swinging
on the unfortunate man's Jaw, knock
ed him unconscious. The slugged vic
tim was subsequently taken to Rock
Island for medical attention. Murray j
was 38 years of ace Hp rms r,. i
teneer! on Or-f 91 on
. Uillo m lue K ror a new after a certain
"nductJa;,;irhaa;hrPe f P". and cou.cLcontinue thfs cour e
nli arrested the of procedure to the detriment of the
preceding afternoon by Detective Her- citv treasury
man Sehnert, for mooting on the The resolution, introduced by Corn
streets. He was a "boomer." and the missioner Rudgren and carried unani
pol ice state that his home was in Phil- mouslv, is as follows
Si!?' tt, . . , "Resolved, That the city clerk Is
After the tragedy. Hnwick broke hereby instructed to call a special
down comnli-ttlv ,rj , . . .
were hi nerves Vn. iL , 'Tm
njster ral Great beads of perspira- city of Rock Island an ordinance en-
fi ... n hiS brw anfl hls ti,W' 'An ordinaace granting permis
wT f f m'rvo"iil-v- Fenwick ion to the Tri-City Automatic Home
ion the Rock Island -nrf coai,otor
i 4i3 Afth avenne W at
! ' ,Z Z ' .wa" sworn in
. . H r0fK
crusri .ng gang was put on. aoont two
intended to fire on the
man.- 8aid Fenwick at the station af
tcr the tragedy. I merely nulled the
I gun as a bluff n .
, ' iarceci to
;"e in on me. We struggled totreth
i1 r pernaps naif a
minute, and in
som. way Murray hit the gun with his
.hand and it was discharged."
READY FOR FLOORS
IN NEW BUILDING
the new Manual Arts
progressing rapidly and
contractors are now renriv tr. .
I.he layinK of floors- The' glazing
? 8te'1 window frames was to
,,rVe,bf"un B,arfd J'Prday but fail-
, 'J sm ' R'ass to arrive
GIVE L I. BIRDSALL
A PARTING MEMENTO
Employes of the -filter plant jester
day afternoon presented to Superin
tendent Lewis I. Iiirdsall an umbrella
as a mark of the esteem in which he
is held by those under hfm n r-
"arris, Jr.. made the presentation Mr
IT . .
Itirdsall W ill leave fnr htu '
ln Minneapolis as soon as R. W. Sharn '
Cnmpii tn t..lr . i. ... . . i
,uu,r" lo ,itK-' bis place. The latter
remains in Pennsylvania until after
election day, so as to be able to vote
mo. men win hurry here to
charge of the filter plant.
L00NEY FILES A BILL
AGAINST BARNEY 0'NEIL
John Looney today filed an attach
ment suit against Harney T. O'Xeil,
who conducts a hotel in the Ixioney
building. The petitiouer claims that
O'Nell owes him f.162.58 and that he
is not a resident of this state aud Is
contemplating taking -French leave."
W. C. Allen is attorney for Looney.
but none so carefully selected
and so thoroughly trained to
meet the particular require-n-.ents
of all good dressers as
those found in the modern shops
of Ed V. Price & Co., Chicago.
ONLY ONE ED V. PRICE
to make that stylish fitting
Thanksgiving suit or overcoat.
Only one representative in Rock
Island to take your correct
(Pay us $25 or so)
Dealer in Fine
to Order by
CALL ELECTION ON
City Commission Accepts Offer
of New Company to Meet
Half the Expense.
DATE FIXED IS DEC. 10
Council Reluctant, but Feela Obliged
to Grant Demand Made in Pe
tition on File.
A special election will be held in
iBiana i?c. 10 to decide wheth
er or not the Tri-City Automatic Home
telephone shall be granted a franchiQ.
The phone company has agreed to de
posit with the city clerk this week a
certified check for J600.. which is one
half the estimated cost of the elec
tion. The commissioners were rather
reluctant to pay half the cost of the
election, their contention beine that
the phone company should stand the
entire expense. It was anrued that
under the commission form laws, a
com Dan v oonlrt if rnsj
.... ' ' " imucniBe,
1 ' Purpose
''"'P'lone company, its successors,
! ,Ppr"r a9S1s- 10 construct, main-
ta.n and operate a telephone exchange
"nicr eiecinc signals and time
j clocks in the city of Rock Island, and
j for th f .,. tr. i.,,;,A
I r a-' " w uujiu wuuiliia.
erect poles, place cables, wires and
fixtures therein and thereon and con
nect t;ie necessary appliances, and ap
paratus therewith and maintain the
same through, under, over and along
the streets, avenues, alleys and oth
er public places in said city.' "
The commission is to appoint the.
Judges for this election and a tenta
tive list was prepared yesterday af
ternoon, which will be ratified at the
Tha ordinance amending an ordi
nance renting to butchers, which has
been under consideration for some
time, was passed. This amendment
prohibits the slaughtering of animals
within the city limits, also the render
ing of fat, tallow, etc., without special
dispensation of the council and the
securing of a license.
Commissioner Hart reported that a
conference between City Attorney Wit
ter, himself and officers of the Moline
stone quarry had been arranged for
next Wednesday, at which the matter
concerning the company's blasting
along the river front between Forty
fifth and Forty-sixth streets would
be given consideration.
A resolution allowing 75 to the
Ailis-Chahners company for payment
in full of cost of renalra tn runtrlf.ini
KumP waf carried. Claims amounting
t n . . -fift i & - . i
to $3,790 46 and the weekly pay roll,
amounting to $320.85 were allowed.
HFI'OKTS ARE FILED.
Reports from various city depart
ments were received and adopted. Tne
police report for the month of Octo
ber shows 44 state cases, of which 35
were disorderly conduct, three assault
and battery, one robbery, two larceny,
one exceeding the speed limit, one confi
dence game. There were 49 city cases,
of w hich 33 were disorderly conduct.,
11 drunkenness, three weights and
measures, and two disorderly houses,
making a grand total of 93.
Thirty-six state and 43 city cases
were tried before Magistrate C. J.
Smith, his collections in fines amount
ing to $264 40; C. J. Schroeder. eitrht
' state cases and four city cases,
'amounting to $8.80; J. H. Cleland, two
city cases, amounting to $201.20, mak
ing a grand total of $474.40 in fines
! collected. Five state and six city
caseg were dismissed by Magistrate
; Smith, while three state and one city
case was C. J. Schroeder's quota of
There were 40 ambulance calls, 66
i wagon calls, 60 tramps lodged, 66
lights out for a total of 584 hours
j and 78 meals served, amounting to
I The report of Market Master Louis
I Kunkenstein, as to scales tested and
! collections therefor, was as follows:
I Eleven butcher scales, $2.80; six can
' dy scales, $1.20; one paint and one
; hardware scale, 40c; 33 peddlers'
scales. $7.60; gardners and farmers'
, scales, nine, $1.80, and 20 track and
wagon scales, $30, making a total
j tn col ect ions of $49.95.
i Police Matron Schroeder's report
showed 114 calls, 60 visitors. 15 chil
dren looked after and homes investigate
, ed, five wayward girls and seven way
ward boys. One boy was taken into
' the county court and declared a delin
quent, one woman and child were tak
en to the Association bouse, two
' cases of destitution were reported to
the county poormaster and two cases
; were referred to the Associated Char
ities. During the month there were 37
prisoners ln the woman's department
, of the Jail.
The plumbing inspector's report
, showed 37 plans approved. 37 water
; tests, 24 final tests, 166 fixtures In
; spected and 33 sewers Inspected.
' Three journeymen's certificates were
i renewed. $3 being received for same
' and inspection fees amounted to
$199.00, making a total of $202.00.
i The city engineers report showed
the total purr.page for October to have
Dfen iii.o.i...mu gaiong with a daily
average cf 3,753,5454 gallocs. The j
number of tons or coal consumed
amounted to 273, pins 1,400 pounds,
cost for same being 1383.18.
LARGE CROWDS TO
Special Arrangements Made for
Securing Figures on National
and County Election.
Election day began with a rush ln
Rock Island this morning and that
there would be a tremendous vote poll
ed was evident from the start. In
cany of the precincts the voters lined
up from 10 to 60 deep and awaited a
chance to get Into a booth. Fears
were expressed at several polling
places that the whole vote could not
be taken on account of the numbers
who desired to vote. All day a steady
stream of men presented themselves
at the booths and the time they spent
there Indicated that there was con
siderable scratching of the tickets.
The result will be apparent tonlgnt In
complicated and delayed returns.
The election was naturally the talk
of the town today, it being the sole
topic of conversation on the street cor
ners, in cigar stores and in fact where- j
ever people congregated. Tonight j
everyone will be anxious to get the I
returns and various arrangements !
have been made with this end in view
As usual Th Argus will flash the re
turns on a canvas and if tha I
past is any criterion of the presenc,
and weather permits, the biggest !
crowd in the city will be massed in 1
front of The Argus office and in Mar- j
ket square from which point the fig
uies will be readable.
The returns will be received and '
read at the Wilson Democratic club '
headquarters In the Rock Island house 1
and at Dunne club headquarters, 1818- j
ibZO Third avenue. 1
The local lodge of Moose has nlan-i
ned a big entertainment at the roller i
rinK ana m connection with the pro
gram, election returns will be read.
The entertainment committee of the
Rock Island club has arranged for giv
ing its members the returns which
will be secured over a special wire
The Elk club rooms will be another
objective point for returns. The house
committee has planned for a luncheon
for the members and the figures on 1
the election will be posted as fast as
they come in over a special wire.
At the Eagles' club house the re
turns will be received and there will
be vaudeville and refreshments.
As required by law, saloons were
ordered closed today from 7 o'clock
this morning until 5 this evening.
Dr. V. M. Hayes of Morrison, was
a business visitor in the city today.
Ex-Alderman Gus Utke, now a
guard at the Joliet penitentiary, ar
rived in the city this morning for a
J. Will Twomey left today for his
home in St. Louis after spending a
few days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Twomey.
B. F. Knox and daughter. Miss
Mary, have returned to their home
in this city after a brief visit with
friends at Colfax, Iowa.
John L. McEniry, who came home
from college at Prairie du Chien, Wis.,
to cast his first vote for Wilson and
Marshall, returned to college today.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hubert of Coun
cil Blufrs, arrived in the city this
morning for a several days' visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Pen
der, of South Rock Island.
S. J. McQuade of Monmouth, was at
tending to business matters in the
city today. Mr. McQuade left this aft
ernoon for Cedar Rapids where he
will visit his brother, Herbert Mc
Quade before returning home.
Dr. and Mrs. G. L,. Eyster leave to
morrow for a two week's visit in New
York City during w hich the doctor w ill
attend the Clinical Congress of Sur
geons which will be In session dur
ing his stay there.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Veinberger '
South Heights, and Mrs. D. J. Kenne
dy, 1904 Twelfth avenue, will leave
this evening for New Orleans where
they will attend the convention of tie
Farmer's National congress, which
convenes there, Nov. 7.
Zemo Ceres Wcrst Cases and Is s
Wonder fop Every Form of
Gat tas 85-Ceat Trial Bottle To&iy,
The positive proofs thtt 7.ZZZO core
aaj nd all forma of tklo olfllctloas lu vt
aroused tha entire community.
The wonderful way in which raw, fier;
ocx"tna qulcLly bc&is by the malc touct
of ZJfMO Is marvelous.
Ton simply epply ft to the affllcVid parts.
It doeeQt smart, la not a nasty, greasy
Pst or ointment, bet a wonderful disap
perlna; liquid that stnrs right ln. qcickly
allays all pain, all Jtcii. all distress. It
does tha work and docs Jt la a way ttuit b.
aow get a liberal trial bot.le cf ZEMO for
-oljr a eema whlcb is fully jrawraiite. j.
ZEMO Is sold In Rock Island by F.
G. D. Walker and guaranteed by
$7; !-$-: Y$, 1
$98 New Winter
Mim Shoes Worth $3.50
gMjM Women's Tan, Patent
' Leather and Gun Metal jSsss
' S hoe s
in all the most popular shapes for fall and winter wear. They're splendid $3.50 shoes
the kind most in demand right now. Made of the best grade of CQ.
materials, GREAT VALUES for the rest of the week at
Ladies gunmetal Button High
Top, 17 buttons, short vamp: just
the Boot for winter
The popular rage.
A snappy, smart But- g n
ton Boot of suede . . . wO.UU
And shows its value in every
BRIGHT LIGHTS OF
Railroad Man Hits Three Cities
With Roll and Plays the
WALLET IS EMPTIED
Has Naught but a Headache Left To
day No More Gifts for Fa
vorite "Baby Dolla."
"With a desire to plunge Into the
giddy whirl of high life in the cities
and get a real taste of the bright lights,
Elmer Iithgow, a switchman on the
Hock Island road, came to Davenport
three days ago with a roll, and with
"wine, women and song" as his golden
text, painted the entire vicinity a bril
liant carmine hue. Last night he was
brought to a stern realization of the
fact that this is a harsh, cold world
after all, when he was touched for his
remaining stake, amounting to 18, by
a member of the light-lingered gentry,
and found himself up against a very
somber proposition in Rock Island.
The theft was reported to the po
lice, and William Ryan, a stranger,
who, in company with a pal, had been
drinking with the switchman, was
locked up. The other man in the case
Ryan stated that he started out with
just 3T, cents, but when searched at
the station last night he was found to
have that sum plus a five-case note,
which he could not account for. The
man was drunk, and it Is the presump
tion that his pal did the work and then
shoved a $3 bill in Ryan's pocket as in
The pickpocket victim had the mon
ey in a wallet, which had been placed
in an inside coat pocket. During the
evening tne wallet was
removed, the money extracted, and the
purse aain returned without any
knowledge on the part of the owner.
There was no evidence to show that
Ryan was guilty of robbery, and he
was fined $1 and costs, amounting in
a'l to f-J.10. Ryan Btarted out with Z
cents, is fined $3.10. and is dismissed
with 2.25 In his possession all clear
money. He would like to be arrested
again under similar circumstances.
I.ED V.W LIFE.
The switchman admitted this morn
ing that he had bought a drink in a
saloon at Twentieth street between
First and Second avenues after re-
ceiving solicitation for same at the
hands of a comely damsel . it
e chat he
sed his rolL
He also admitted that he had been!
Playing the fair sex g.rong la Daven -
i i on, ana had but yesterday purchased '
. a new pair of shoes for a little "baby j
doli." Anyway, if be is broke, be ba I
Boys' calf Button
2 to 5; $2.00
Women's black felt Slippers, with
hand-turned flexible soles, fur
STORE CO. -L 1L
gotten $18 worth of experience, and
that is what counts.
DIRECTOR IS HERE
R. W. Sharp Arrives Unexpect
edly and Will Succeed L. I.
R. W. Sharp, who is to succeed Lew
is I. Birdsall as superintendent of the
filter plant on the hill, arrived unex
pectedly in the city last night from
the east and will in all probability as
sume his new duties tomorrow. It
was supposed that. Mr. Sharp would
remain home until after today's elec
tion. Mr. Birdsall has been awaitinc; the
arrival of his successor ln order to
leave for Minneapolis to take charge
or the new filtration plant there. His
resignation was effective Nov. 1 but
he consented to remain in charge
until someone competent was eecur
ed to take his place. He will leave
SMEDLEY TO ATTEND
Secretary R. c. Smedley of the Y. M.
C. A. leaves tomorrow for Chicago,
where he will attend a meeting of the
executive committee of the Employed
Officers' association of Illinois, of which
be is secretary and treasurer. This
meeting is being held to make plans
for the state convention which will
be held at Joiiet 111., In February, and
for which the program is now being
APPLES! APPLES! APPLES!
Go to Laflin's orchard, three mil
south of Milan for your winter aDDles
(1j .v "
Big Millinery Sale.
Beginning today and lasting through
Wash day Is a
day of the worst
kind of drudtferv
tor your wife or your
mother if she waahea
the old ctrenuoai rub-
rub way. Ask her if
ahe haa ever tried the
easy way with
Boys calf Button School Shoes,
sizes 9 to 13; T1 OC
$1.75 values $ I.Oj
WE YOU MONEY
the month of November Swan & Mo
Ehoy, 1421 Fifth avenue, Moline. will
place on sale 50 trimmed hats worth
up to $7 at 2 and 2.95 each. Twenty
live per cent discount on all pattern
hats and untrimmed shapes. (Adver
Funeral services for Guetaf Swan.
Eng. the well known Rock Island
baseball catcher, were conducted this
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of
George Evans, 2417 Thirteenth ave
nue, by Rev. H. W. Reed. Interment was
made In Riverside cemetery.
NOSE STOPPED UP
Ely's Cream Balm Clears The
Head and Nose Instantly
Makes You Feel Fine.
No matter how miserable yon are
with catarrh nose stopped up, throat
sore, dull pain in the head, dry cough,
fever, foul breath Ely's Cream Balm
will give you instant relief.
It gets rijrht at the root of the trouble,
cleanses, heals and strengthens the raw,
sore membranes, and stops the nasty
discharge' so that you are not constantly
(.lowing your nose and spitting. In a
few minutes after applied, you can just
feel it doinr its work of clearing th
head, the pain and soreness are relieved,
tin? breathing becomes natural, and th
FtulT.rd up fteling is gone. This cleans
ing, healing, antiseptic balm contains no
m rcury. cocaine or other harmful drug.
It is ea.y to cpply, pleasant to use, end
never fai!s to givu cjuick relief, even in
thr worst case s.
Don't suffer tho miseries cf catarrh
nnr digust your f riends with your hawk
ing, spitting and foul breath. G t a
' , y Cent J"UI fAy 8 Cre"n Um
i from your drup-nst. and start trt.ntrr.. t
atorve. You will find it will prove to
be the best investment you ever made.
H. O. Rolf3, agent (Advertisement).
Men and boys, steady work.
Apply Rock Island Bridge and
Iron Works. Mill street.
t-i Change of night
ii Professor Slater's
Dancing School will be held f
at Elks' hall, in Rock Is-
P 1 land hereafter beginning