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THE ROCK ISUAXD ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1912.
ONE OF GOLDEN. STATE'S MOST POPULAR
SOCIETY GIRLS SURRENDERS TO NAVY MAN
TO EQUIP FLEETS
FOR SLOW FREIGHT
The Plan That Promotes Success
Thieves Enter W. L. Franks'
Residence With Pass Key
and Ransack Place.
BOLDEST THEFT IN YEARS
Men Walk Out Front Door With Loot
on the Case.
One of the boldest robberies perpe
trated In the city f Rock Island for
some time occurred shortly before 5
o'clock Saturday afternoon, when bur
glars effected an entrance to the resi
dence of W. L. Franks, 750 Fifteenth
street, and obtained Jewelry, gold and
silver ware valued at over $500. An
old coin collection, of priceless value
to the owners, made up a part of the
swag, and everything of value in the
entire house was taken. The plate
was completely ransacked from cellar
to garret, and von the bed clothing
and pillows were rummaged for hidden
treamire. The police were immediately
notified, but thus fur no clue has been
obtained as to the identity of the rob
ber or robbers.
Mrs. Franks lert the house at 2 o'clock I
returning at 5 o'clock. 1'pon stepping
upon the front porch a' 5 o'clock. Mrs. ;
Kratius ncticed the front door wide i
"pen and upon entering the house, a
scene of wlldes. disorder greeted her. I
Drawers had been turned upside down,
furniture overturned, and the contents
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Representatives of Waterways
Navigation Company Visit
HAVE A GREAT SCHEME
Ready to Launch System of Tugs and
Barges Between St. Paul
and New Orleans.
Mr. Lieutenant Henry A. Orr, formerly Mabel Cramer.
San Rafael. Cal. Miss Mabel Cram-'and original mind. Miss Mabel Cram
er, renowned beauty of San Rafael, er was one of the best known and
were strewn promiscuously about the against whose impregnable heart other j most popular girls in California,
floor. The robbers evidently knew the i hearts by the score have dashed them- Three or fouT years ago she won third
lay of it.e land and took their time, for 'selves to broken bits, has surrendered, place in a beauty contest participated
the sean h for valuables was conducted 'l came without warning, Juut as in by thousands of the prettiest girls
In a systematic manner. Even In the i Miss Cramer predicted it would, and
attic, old truik8 were emptied of their j vn her closest friends were c;uite
contents. Boxes in the cellar were I surprised when a telegram came frcm
emptied, pantry shelves were ransack- Seattle the other day announcing tnat
ed. mattresses ripped open, and every j henceforth she would be Mrs. Lieu-
possible nook or cranny, "which could tenant Henry A. Orr.
be used aa a hiding place, was searched
KISPECT AC EXT.
The robbers overlooked a gold 60
cent piece, but nothing else of value
w spared. During the absence of
Mrs. Franks, a neighbor, Mrs. Hess, no
tieoc a man at the door of the Franks
horre. He first knocked at the back
door and then came around to the front
Miss Cramer had known Lieuten
ant Orr for just a year, tavlng met
him last fall at a cotillion given by
the bachelor officers at Mare Island.
She had long been a favorite In the
navy set and the dashing young of
ficer succumbed to her charms as a
matter of course. He was told of the
hearts fche had broken, for the tale is
of the house. He carried a book in his!ft sort lSnd in the PaiiSc station.
hand, and Mrs. Hess believed him to j b,lt hp would not be dismayed, and j
In tie state. Since then adventures
have crowded hard and fast upon her.
A short time after the beauty con
tost had orought her international
praise, she was driving through the
wooa of Marin County when a high
wayman stepped. Into the road and
tried to stop the team. Her escort
whirled tip the horses, and In his Ire
the would-be robber fired several shots
at the wayfarers, but with pocr aim.
Then Miss Cramer planned to go to
Paris, where her aunt lived, and study
for the stage. But she changed her
mind at the latt minute and remained
be an agent of aome nort. He was tall,
lim, appu.Htit.ly about 2r, years of age,
and wore s dark suit. Whether or not
this man Ik the one who committed the
robbery, is only a mattT of conjecture,
bet Hiinpi ion point" strongly in his di
rection, and the tollce are now looking
cmeri nv rs KF.V.
Kn trance was efferted by means of
a pus key, ns all the other doors and
windows were bolted securely, and
mere found seeure lifter the robbery.
The work is evidently that of one who
was acquainted with he Franks and
their time of goinc and coming. After
the robbery bad been committed, the
fiosit loor was left ajar, and the man
or men ull-. d boldly out in broad day
light with the swag.
LIST OK AKTH I K.
Old coin collection, value $150; two
lady s gold watches; two diamond I
rings; ko1,i bracelet; one medallion!
brooch, solid gold mounting; two gold
brooches, set wi'h pearls; one plain
gold ring; one set ring; dog collar of
turquoise and gold beads; six stick
pins, Hilver-niounted toilet set; two
fcterline stiver belt buckles; two solid
gold belt buckles, one with large ame
ttyst set; on dollar in pennies.
A little later she showed h'-r orig-
the romance began to b'.ossom. ; inality br annearlne at the San Ra-
A few months ago Lieutenant Orr fael baths in a common sense bath-
was transferred from San Francisco ing suit, which some gossins said was
to Seattle. But Miss Cramer tad al
ready succumbed. To Seattle she went
early In September to visit friends.
The wedding is the result.
Lieutenan Orr is the Eon of Mr.
and Mrs. James Orr of Washington,
and a cousin of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson,
wife of the president-elect. He is 29
years old and was graduated in 1904
from the I'nited States naval academy
at Annapolis, where he wae a member
of both the for bail and baseball teams.
George T. Propper and A. E. Nelson
of St. Paul, president, secretary and
treasurer, respectively, of the Water
ways Navigation companyt whose pur
pose is to equip the Mississippi with a
Ceet of steel tugs and barges for the
carrying of heavy slow freight from
the headwaters of the stream to New
Orleans, were callers at The" Argus of
fice this morning.
They are in the cities of Rock Island,
Moline and Davenport for the purpose
of ascertaining the freight inducements
for the inauguration of such a trans
portation enterprise, and with this end
in view are endeavoring to secure con
tracts with the leading manufacturers
and shippers here.
The company represented by Messrs.
Propper and Nelson is capitalized at
$10,000,000, and the purpose is to build
steel tugs and barges, with uniform di
mensions of 180 feet In length by 30
feet in width, with draught of 32 inch
es loaded, and to run them in trains of
10 each, including the tug, which is to
be steam propelled. The fleet under
way will have a minimum speed of
eight miles an hour against the cur
rent, which, it Is believed, will insure
an average speed of 12 miles an hour
down stream. Contract for the con
struction of the tugs and barges is now
in the hands of a Dubuque construction
FOB SLOW FREIGHT.
"We propose to bid for the slow,
heavy freight only," said Mr. Propper.
"W do not desire perishable ship
ments, nor will we undertake to carry
passengers. We can carry the alow,
heavy freight cheaper than the rail
roads, and we believe the railroads will
be glad to have us do so, as the only
logical solution of the congestion In
freight movement of this description.
If we can get the tonnage down the
river, or rather a guarantee of the ton
nage from St. Paul to New Orleans, for
shipment, both to Intermediate points
and to the far south as well as to gulf
ports and the Panama canal, and a
reasonable assurance of the shipments
up stream of the commodities that now
Beause of her remark&ble beauty j Cramer remained a society belle.
of dire.ctoire cut. That was when di-
rectoire cuts were being cut, socially
at least, but Miss Cramer didn't mind.
She said tte costume was safe, sane ! come north by rail, we will launch the
and conservative, besides being an aid j enterprise at once, and believe we w ill
to swimming. ' ' offer a greater incentive for the devel-
So her adventures continued until jopment of these cities here on the
two years ago, when Bhe decided to i banks of the Mississippi than any oth
become a trained nurse and really be-ier undertaking that could be imag
ean in earnest. But the lure of Marej'nPd-"
Island and cot;ilions and dances in1 Mr. Propper goes on to Washington
town proved too engaging and Miss tonight to attend the convention of the
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room for a boudoir for the past three
nights. The men gave their names as
Wley Anderson and George Green.
They will sleep at the county jail for
"0 ensuing nights.
Richard Reed was banded a 30-day
sentence this morning, disorderly con
duct being the charge vhen arrest
ed he was intoxicated and b?:ame
abusive to the officers.
Two eoloied men who had fouud a
nice warm lodging place in the en
gine re mi of 'he Rock Island house
were aroused from their sweet s'.um
ber thiti morning by Officer Furlong,
who hauled them out Into the chilly
air aud scorted t.hem to the station.
In police court they claimed the ne
gro porter at the hotel had given them
permission to sleep there, and one of
them stated he had used the engine
BIG REALTY DEAL
IN MOLINE LAND
National Rivers and Harbors congress,
j while Mr. Nelson will remain a few
days to look into the matter of freight
proximately $3,000 per front foot, the tonnage or such proportion of it as will
Kank estate having the next 22 feet be available to barges of the line he
which sold at better than $23,000 a represents.
front foot and Mrs. Peter Kneebergi .
selling the next 22 feet for over $2,000 j ObitUiry
a front foot. While the bank officials!
do not say so. it is rumored that, a! mrs. cor a a. hamkri.t".
new bank building is to arise on the! rs. Cora A. Hamerly, 1S0S Th'rd
site and the present tenauts have been j avenue, for the past 16 years a resi
ordered to vacate in six months. j deut of Rock Island, passed away Sun
1 day afternoon at 2:20 o'clock -at St.
Anthony's hospital following a linger-
DCI ATMCP ADC rnMiRir' ng i!lness of pneumonia. She was
ntLAIIVhS Ant LUlVlING taken to the hospital two weeks ago,
Relatives of H. J. Morganroth, the'from which time her condition grad-
services which were conducted by Rev.
Ph. Wilhelm. Interment was made in
the German Lutheran cemetery.
FX'NERAl, OP MRS. METERS,
The funeral of Mrs. Fred Meyers was
held this morning at 10 o'clock from
tha home of her daughter, Mrs. John
I aw son. Twelfth and Brasher streets.
South Rock Island. Services were
conducted by Rev. F. J. Rolf. Many
friends attended the funeral. Inter
ment was made in Chippiannock cemetery.
ney, F. EL Thompson; coroner. Dr. O.
J. Meyers, and surveyor, C. C Hub
bart. State's attorney F. E. Thompson
said he has not decided on an assist
ant as yet and refused to discuss pos
PROGRESS AND MISERY.
County officers elected at the porsi
in November took charge of the
county's affairs today, and excepting
in the case of the state's attorney, all
those who are entitled to deputies,
named them. The list of newly elect
ed county officials is now as follows:
Progress Mutt Go on, and
Misery May Be Modified.
Many of the Inventions of civiliza
tion have their unhygienic side. The
Invention of houses has enabled man
kind to dwell in all parts of the world,
bnt it is responsible for tuberculosis.
C5pcially after glass was devised,
which, white letting la the light, keeps
out the air. The invention of the al
phabet and printing has made possible
the accumulation of knowledge, but It
has produced eye strain, with all Its
I attend) nt evils.
The Invention of chairs has added to
human convenience, but It has led to
spinal curvature and abdominal con
gestion. The device of a division of
labor has added to wealth, but has
destroyed the normal balance of men-
LONG VIEW CARS ARE
DERAILED ON THE HILL
Service on the Long Mew line was
decidedly out of order the greater
part of the forenoon today because
of the derailment of two cars on the
line, both leaving the rails at Twenty,
f fth street on the hill. Considerable
difficulty was experienced In getting
the cars back on the track In both
instances, and the service suffered
as a result.
Circuit clerk, George W. Gamble, tal and physical work, recreation ana
deputy, Miss Minnie Story; county re-i rest. Similar fault may be found with
corder, Sam Ryerso'n, deputy, Robert! clothing, especially corsets, shoes and
A realtv deal inv-H'iuK about $150
000 was consummated in Moline Sat-! tpday f rom New York
uiday night wt.en the Moline Trust
& Savings bank purchased a frontage
of 64 feet each way oo tiie south wes'
corner of Fifteenth street and Fifth
avenue, duigonally across the street
from the present quarters of the bank.
The land was owned by three different
parties. Gus I.indvall haviug 20 feet on
ually grew worse until the end yester
Mrs. Hamerly was born Aug. 14, 1S70,
in Coatesville, Ind., and came to Rock
Island 16 years ago from Davenport.
March 14, 1898, she was united in mar
riage to William Hamerly, who sur
vives, besides one sister Mrs. M. Rut-
death. His physician expects to per-er of Rawlias Wvo '
form an operation in an attempt to, Th fun(rn1 wi,i'h hpM werfnocto,,
supposition being af,rr,fUln at 0 .,nrt frnm 1ho . '
I with interment in Chippiannock cem
traveling salesman who was slugged
on the corner of Eighteenth 6treet and
Second avenue, about a week ago,
were expected in the city some time
man Is now lying at St. Anthonys
hofpital, hovering between life and
Young; probate clerk, J. F.. Fleming,
deputy, Leo Deisenrotb; state's attor-
save his life, tne supposition being
that there is a blood clot on his brain.
When no news was heard of their
son, Morganroth's parents wired tte
management of the Hotel Davenport,
tne corner ror wnicn ne rr-ceivea ap-;af,kin? if cig son was m A friena
! of the injured man was in the city
I Saturday and located the missing
The Rock Island Aato and Tire Works,
formerly located at 2412 Third Avenue,
has removed to its new and larger quarters,
2125 3d Ave.
Corner 3d Avenue and 22d Street
Auto tires repaired. General line ot
Wm. H. Bolles
salesman ia St. Anthony's hospital.
Licensed to Wed.
James Husbands Rock Island
(Miss Hannah Evans Kewanee
Charles H. Mull Burlington, Iowa
i Miss Julia E. Archer. .Mediapolis, Iowa j
i Charles W. Ellsworth Chicago;
! Miss Eva Wansing Aledo j
John Mahnke Cedar Rapids
Miss Rose Syfra Cedar Rapids
There are two classes of people to
the world the do-it-nows and the putr
Let us take a woman from each class
Mrs. Hummer and Mrs. E. Z. Goings.
Mrs. Uuramer does her Christmas
shopping weeks In advance. Bhe cas
leisure to pick out exactly what cue
wants. The clerks reeosrnize her ef-
ing. Deceased was born at Saratoga fon tQ make lt Mfcier for tnem anil
are especially obliging. There are only
MRS. FERDI V A N' I E. TOEXXtGES.
Mr. aud Mrs. H. J. Toeuniges of this
city have received news of the death
of tbeir daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ferdin
and E. Toenniges, at Cambridge
Springs, Pa., where she was taking
treatments in hopes of bettering her
health. The endf came yesterday morn-
hats, and with numerous other con
trivances. Yet it would be foolish, even If lt
were possible, to attempt to "return
to nature" In the sense of abolishing
civilization. We must not go back
ward, but forward. The cure for eye
6traia is not In disregarding the inven
tion of reading, but Introducing the
invention of glasses. The cure of tu
berculosis 1 not la the destruction of
houses, but in devices for ventilation.
Dr. Irving Fisher In New i"ork Chris
Springs, X. Y., and was 37 years old.
She Is survived by her husband, her
parents, a sister and two brothers, all
of New York 6tate. Burial will take
place at Saratoga Springs.
MRS. ADA M. SHERMAN.
Mrs. Ada M. Sherman, a former well
known resident of Rock Island, is dead
at her home in LaSalle, 111., according
to word received this morning by her
sis'er. Mrs. M. H. Smith of South Rock
Mrs. Sherman was born in this city
Circuit Court Convenes. tin 1862 and lived here until seven years
The circuit court was convened this ' ago. when she moved to Chicago, from
Committee In Sess'on.
The finance committee of the board
of supervisors met at the court house
this afternoon to check over bills and
i accounts preparatory to making a re
i port at the next meeting of the board,
i which is to occur aeek from today.
, afternoon at 2 o'clock by Judge R. W.
' Olmsted and a venire of petit jurors
1 reported for service. Work of select
i lng a panel was started at once and a
i number of civil cases are on the trial
I list for tte week.
which city she went to LaSalle.
FIXER A I- OF MRS. STROXR.
Funeral services for Mrs. Esther
Strong were conducted yesterday after
noon at 3 o'clock at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. O. Smith, South
Announcement. Rock Island, by Rev. Marion Humph-
The formal opening of the Boule-; reys. The pallbearers were EarL Hen-
vard grocery in its beautiful newjry, Fred and Cable mlth. Harry Gitt
J home will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3, ! and James White. Interment was In
i instead of Dec. 2, as was announced In ; Chippiannock cemetery.
I the advertisement that appeared in
The Argus last week. A cordial invi
tation is extended to the people of
Rock Island to attend the opening to
' morrow and inspect the new store.
The funeral of George G. McGee was
held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Knox undertaking parlors with
the usual crowds In the stores. Hav
Ing made her purchases, Mrb. Hummer
can send them off, mailing the ones
going a distance In plenty of time and
sending tne others so that they will
reach their destinations at the psy
etiological moment. If there is any-
to remedy the defect. She Is at peace
with her conscience and the world and
has no nightmare of Christmas ship
ping toward which to look forward..
Mrs. K. Z. Goings, on the other nam',
leaves ber shopping to the last minute.
She comes out ef the crush more dead
than alive, with her dress mussed and
torn, hr hat askew, her temper sodly
rutted and with few of the things she
wanted. Half of her presents are late,
and her friends are peeved accordingly
Her Christmas Is spoiled, and ell be
csuse she belonged to the puMt-off
class. x - ' '
kladaia. which of these two sromen
would yon rather be? Six, which would
you prefer for a xr'Je't
Look on these two pictures
and then shop right away-
A number of people In Scotland
make a livelihood by searching for the
precious stones which are occasionally
to be found ensconced in the Interior
of fresh water mussels. To a lesser
extent it Is also carried out on some
English and Welsh streams, but none
of these is so prolific In pearl bearing
as the northern rivers. There are au
thentic records of Scottish pearls be
ing found which rivaled any the
orient has produced so far as translu
cency and (lawlessness are concerned.
A writer of the eighteenth century
states that 20.000 was a moderate es
timate of the value of pearls then fish
ed annually from Scottish rivers,
while it is a matter of history that a
Daniel Dahlen left this morning on
an extended trip to Sweden.
V. D. Thomas of Maquoketa, former
ly of this city, was in Rock Island on
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. McCroseett and
daughter Alice returned to their home
In Clinton, Iowa, this morning after an
over-Sunday visit with relatives la the
Marcus Kellerman. the great bari
tone. Is at the New Harper. Ho sings
at the Davenport high school today
and will sing at' the local school;
Two 8ulra for Divorce.
Attorney W. C. Allen filed petitions
for divorce in two different suits this
afternoon in the circuit clerk'B office.
In one Mrs. Cora E. I'abst of this city
charges her husband Bernhardt PabsJ
with extreme and repeated cruelty and
asks leave to resume her maiden
name, Cora E. Snyder. In the second
Mrs. Ida S. Grandjeau of Coal Valley
charges ber spouse Charles M. Grand
Jean with desertion and also desires to
resume her maiden same, Ida E. Nel
thing she has forgotten there Is time L German who formed a syndicate of
To Replank Bridges.
The city is planning on replanking
several of the bridges over Rock river
to Milan, and it is planned to author
ize the mayor at the meeting of the
commission this af'ernoon to advertise
for bids for having the work done by
Dewey camp, 1936 Royal Neighbors
of America will have the annual
election of officers tomorrow evening
at Odd Fellows' hail. Other impor
tant matters of business aside from
the election of officers will come be
fore the meeting. ,
fishers In If-65 acquired stones to the
value of 12.000 In that year alone, i
But the industry is not so remunera
tive nowadays. London Standard.
Feared Burial Alive.
The dread of premature burial
haunted Harriet Martineau. who
would certainly not be classed as a
fanciful person, and she bequeathed
10 to ber doctor to see that her body
was decapitated before burial. Ed
mund Yates In his will stipulated that
his jugular vein should be severed
and left 20 to pay for the operation.
Lady Burton took even stronger pre
cautions. She enjoined that ber heart
should be pierced with a needle before
any steps were taken to certify ber
death and that her body should after
ward be submitted to a postmortem
examination. London Chronicle.
All tie news all the time The Argus,
James M. Beman to Charles E. Ba
ker and Orvll G. Sturtevant, part lots
41 and 42, Huber & Peetz's addition.
Rock Island, $1.
John Ingwers to August Monteyne,
et al., part outiot 37, Sweeney & Jack
son's addition, Moline, $2,250.
Julia B. RosenSeld to Elmore W
Hurst, tract in southeast quester sec
tion 35, 18, 2w, $1.
Julia E. Rosen field to Elmore W,
Hurst, tract in southeast quarter sec
tion 35, 18, 2w, $1.
Frank A. Wilson to Linda C. Ring,
lot 6, block J, Roeslyn addition, M j
Helen L. Robs to Pope, Guyev &,
White, lot 21, block 213, New SUoya
second addition, East Moline, $175. .