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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1912.
t Davenport Detectives Sanford,
: La Grange and Jesson Fined
j Now Patrolmen.
COMMISSION MAKES PROBElSrcTisTSrS
I Following Escape of Prisoner Mai
; feasance of Office Is Charge
I Al ,n lniuly conducted by the fire
.and police co'mmlEsion of Davenport
. lfcst night, three detectives were re-
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diced to the ranks of patrolmen, two
re ordered deprived or their oav 1 8t" """"" and ne Knacnua. t un-f-lDduyB.ndanCherfo
SO day.T. ! eral m ? V"
remit of charts of neglect of duty moroln at 9 clock Rt S 3? "
ftr.c" accepting mouey for ' church' Jv J" Qu'nn la,e-
of duty. The investigation followed j Iatenm nt W,U be made in ( &,vary
; the escape of a Mexican prisoner from emt :tMy- ,
i four officers Saturday night and the
charge that -a farmer had been held' MR' A ' RWBERTS-
uu for 130 hv iieatic. I Word wan received by Captain J.
iralnht Officer Buhlquist, who was im
"l chted in the escaped prisoner cant;
The detectives who were reduced to
ranks were A. E. Sanrord, Sidney
' M Grange and Charles Jesson, the
, first two to be deprived of 15 days'
Vy and the latter double that amount
"JpHBon received the most severe pen
! a!tv, following an investigation as to
J his receiving a $30 reward for recov
teiing a pocketbook which bad been
i misplaced by Michael Myers, an Iowa
' t -.rmer.
j ACCEPTED A HKLBK.
Several days ago Mvers came to
and became Intoxicated.
He had $135 In a purse, which be left
In the keeping of a saloonkeeper and
promptly forgot all about it. When
he reported the Iobs to the police De
i tective Jesson investigated the matter,
located the purse and inarmed the
'. farmer that the reward ought to be
; about $30. Upon recovering the purse,
: the farmer spent $5 for drinks at the
; saloon in which the purse had been
I left and then after earnest solicita
tion at the hands of Jaeon, tendered
5 that person a $10 and a $20 bill.
: AH of the men in question are vet
; erans In the police service, having
; aerred In the capacity of detectives
: RECEIVER IS NAMED TO
SELL PICTURE THEATRE
Judge R. W. Olmsted In the circuit
'court yesterday afternoon entered an
order appointing H. M. Raflsback of
. Mollne receiver for the White House
moving picture theatre In Moline. This
v action followed an application on be
. half of Earle B. Scott, w ho contended
ithat Thomas B. Keyes had failed to
tlire up to terms of an agreement en
' tered Into between tho two. Keyes'
JlMmd If jon're nndecld,.
SIMON & LANDAUER
STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL XMAS
XOU'RE certain of finding
items are but
variety of practical articles that
this store affords:
House Jackets $5 to $12
Lounging Kobes $3.95 to $25.00
Waist Coats $1.50 to $6.50 '
Silk Shirts $3.00 to $5.00
Pajamas $1.00 to $5.00
Gowus . ; 50 to $1.50
Fur Gloves ............ $1.00 to $10.00
Sweater Coats $1.00 to $10.00
Street (J loves $1.00 to $2.75
Umbrellas $1.00 to $8.50
Fur Caps '. . $2.50 to $22.00
Military Brushes $2.50
Toilet Sets $2.00 to $7.50
Shirts $1.00 to $3.00
Box Silk Hosierr. different makes
pair, $1; 3 pair, $2.00; 4 pair, $3.00
Suspender and Garter Sets at 50 and $1
Ties and Hose Sets ..50, $1.00, $1.50
Tie, Hose and Muffler Set at ....$2.50
Novelty Scarf Pins 50 to $4-00
Cuff Links 25 to $3.50
Knit Neckwear ,..25 to $2.50
Pure Linen Hdkfs., Initial .. 25 and 35
Plain Linen Hdkfs.20, 30S 35 & 50
llaie thought of or eotM 'for a Bane"! Sesd join It today.
motion for leave to appeal to the ap
pellate court was allowed.
MRS. MARY COCHRAX.
Mrs. Mary Cochran, a resident of
I Rock Island since 1S70, passed away
this morning at 4:30 o'clock at her
home. 409 Twenty-fourth street, after
a lingering illness f four, year'ii dura-
tion of complications. -Mrs. Cochran
Rock Island in 1870, where she had
resided ever since.
Shortly after her arrival in this city
she was united in marriage to Michael
Cochran' who preceded her In death in
i 1894. She was a member of S'.
Joseph's parish for many years and
ra8 held In high esteem by a host of
I Surviving are a son. William, of this
a l..ftftia. TX'lllfnm PinraT nf
M. Beardsley today of the death of his
sis?er, Mrs. A. N. Roberts of Wood
ward. Iowa, at 1:30 this morning,
death being due to the infirmities of
age. She bad been ill but a short
time. Mrs. Roberts was born t& Penn
sylvania, Jan. 17. 1830, coming t3 Rock
Inland in 1843, where she made her
home for over 32 years, removing to
Woodward in 1875. She is survived by
one siBter, Mrs. P. Stuber of Wood
ward and a brother, Captain J. M.
Beards'ey. The funeral will he held
at Woodward, Sunday afternoon.
The funeral of Ed Bowers, the bar
tender who committed suicide Tues
day evening by shooting himself will
be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the home, 214 Third ave
nuse. Interment will made in Chip
BELLE GUN NESS, CHIEF OF
MURDER FARM, IS ALIVE
Laporte, Ind., Dec. 19. That Mrs.
Belle Ounness, central figure of the
murder farm here, did not die in the
fire that destroyed her home, devel
oped today in the publication of state
ments made by Charles Meyers, alias
Reed, a paroled convict from the Mich
igan City prison, where he was a con
fidant of Ray Lamphere, who set fire
to the house.
Meyers said also Lamphere told him
a human head was buried on the Gun
ness farm and for several nights, by
lantern light, the paroled convict
tried to find the severed portion of the
body which Lamphere had told him
was that of a Chicago woman. He
said It was brought here under cover
of darkness and after decapitation had
taken place, and put In the position in
him a gift certifies!.
that will make
a hint of the
which the blackened corpse was found.
The head was buried.
Mrs. Gunness, according to the story
told Meyers by Lamphere, at 3 o'clock
that morning was an occupant of an
automobile, a red machine, driven
from the farm with a speed demon at
the wheel, headed for Chicago. Mey
ers declares that Lamphere told him
that a box filled with money, the blood
money of victims, was carried away
In the automobile.
Meyers says his lips are not for
ever sealed as to the name of the
driver of the car.
As a result of the information Mey
ers has given attorneys interested in
t.he case have decided to resume the
investigation, of the horrors of the
M. M. Cruise of Kansas City, Kan.,
is greeting his friends in the city.
Cyrus Wait of Reynolds visited
friends and relatives in the city today.
W. H. Parks and A. J. Fairbanks of
Kansas City are In the city for sever
N. B. Gosline departed today for Chi
cago, where he will visit during the
Lester Wood of Spokane, WTash., is
making a holiday visit to his old home
in Rock Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Evans and
on Francis left today for Los Angeles,
Cal., to spend the winter.
Rev. F. E. Schult of Geneseo, former
pastor of the Spencer Memorial church
;of this ci:y, spent today in Rock Island
visiting with friends.
C. D. Rosenfield has left for New
' York Ci'y, where he will spend the
holidays with his sister, Mrs. Samuel
The Misses Grace Young and Es
ther Adler of Decatur, Mil., are visiting
i with relatives In Rock Island and
Davenport for several days.
John Bruhn who is farming in North
: Dakota is home to spend the holidays
with his mother, Mrs. Frederick
Bruhn, 509 Tenth street, the first time
in seven years.
SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT IS
! VOTED OUT IN MICHIGAN
i Lansing, Mich., Dec. 19. Final re
J turns canvassed by the state board
! show the equal suffrage amendment
j lost in Michigan by a majority of 760.
1 1 he constitutional amendment provid
: ing piecemeal amendments of charters
for cities and villages carried by a
j majority of 147,332.
CANNOT QUIT STEALING,
! BUT'WIFE IS FAITHFUL
Kansas City, Dec 19. A confessed
.irvwuiuuu ii.il j . au . a au&o,
: tearfully told Judge Porterfleld in the
f criminal court today he. was powerless
to quit stealing, and the judge revoked
I a parole and ordered the prisoner to
; the penitentiary to serve eight years
: for forgery.
j "I can't understand why I steal,"
; Van Waringa said. "It .is an irresiat
i ibiie feeling which overpowers me. I
did not need the money. What makes
I It harder is I know my wife will stick
Van Waringa, who is a musician
and well educated, was arrested the
last time for stealing tools which he
i sold lor $z. He. had been in court i
Slippers for Him at 25 Reduction
Black and tan Everetts, operaB and Juliets, with hand turned soles and
chamois linings at 25 per cent regular price $1 to $3, less Vi-
Pullman slippers, packed compactly In a kid case In black add tan for
men, priced at $2.50, now. $1.83. .
many times, but always his wife ob
tained his release.
When he was sentenced for forg
ery he was paroled after his wife paid
the notes forged.
Mrs. Van Waringa formerly was
secretary tov Cornelius Roche, secre
tary of state of Missouri. She was
married to Van Waringa after obtain
ing his release from the penitentiary
and then made this vow:
"As long as there Is life in me I will
stand by you and attempt to help you.
I shall visit you, care for you, pray
for you, hope for you, work for you.
no matter whether you are in prison
or out. I know your weakness and for
give it, for I know you cannot help it."
In court today Mra. Van Waringa re
iterated her vow.
ONLY 4 2&ORE
MEW ROADS MADE IN STATE
Forty-two Miles of Pavement Con
structed During Year.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 19. In the last
year, 42 miles of new road have been
constructed in Illinois under the sup
ervision of the state highway commis
BrZ. Ip addition to this 20 mffes
have been put in condition. This an
nouncement was made today from the
oflice of State Highway Engineer' Ar-
thur N. Johnson. The total value of
the road construction has been approx
imately $250,000, which does not in
c!ude an estimate on the state fur-
j nlshed by the state.
Bazar at Waymen A. M. E. Church.
There will be a bazar at the Way
men A. M. E. church Dec. 19-20-21.
There will be a program every even
ing by some of the best talent of the
txi-cities. Supper will be served every
evening from 5 to 10 o'clock. Aprons,
caps and other articles are for sale.
The principle feature on the program
Friday evening will be a talk by Prof.
David H. Bowen, field secretary of the
TuEkegee institute, Ala.
Charles Peterson this morning had a
$2in) fine suspended over his head as
a result of bis arrest for failure to
support his wife.
A "MERRY XMAS"
has no real meaning to the dys
peptic. His stomach Is bad, liv
er torpid, bowels clogged. No
wonder he fells "blue."
before meals will help wonder
fully in overcoming such ill.
Try a bottle today. All druggists.
$4-50 for Florsheim $5.00Shoes
Good, Comfortable Shoes are Appreciated
To demonstrate trie actual cash saving made here, we call attention to the fact that
the Florsheim shoe, sold all over the world for $5.00 is to he had at the M. & K. in
all desired styles and models at the M. & E. Special price of $4.50. . ,
No man feels good, nor happy, unless his feet are comfortable, and especially Is he happy If his
feet are comfortable In a new pair of shoes. Comfort In a new pair of shoes, when properly fitted
is possible only in good shoes, regardless of the cost. M. & K. shoes are always comfortable because
they sell only good shoes in every price shoe. You get more value in fit. comfort, service and
looks in a pair of shoes bought at the M. & K. than the price you pay could get for you elsewhere;
and you save.
Comfortable, Serviceable Shoes $2.50
secures a genuine welted sole shoe,
with count era solid throughout latest
style lasts, with full raised toes. An
especially good one is in the tan Rus
sia calf, either lace or button model.
Also several styles In dull leathers.
Every pair carries a guarantee.
secures another guaranteed shoe, an
exceptional value; on all the late
style lasts, button and lace models, in
taa Russia calf, valour or patentsr all
sizes 5 to 11 all widths.
the most popular shoe price secures a
Packard shoe, the name and value of
which Is well known all the popular
la&ts of the season, all the popular
models and leathers all sizes, $3.50
Whatever you desire or ap
preciate most in a shoe is to be
had at the M. & K.
Wichita, Kan. Alfalfa millers from
Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and
Colorado closed their semi-annual
meeting with a prediction that $20,
000,000 worth of alfalfa products
would be the output, from their mills
St. Louis. Mrs. Clara Gordon, 41
years old, leaped 60 feet from a fifth
story window of the city hospital,
killing herself. She was sent to the
hospital for treatment for mental de
rangement. St. Louis. The United States cir
cuit court of appeals In St. Louis was
turned Into a moving picture show
when the appeal of a moving picture
company against a decision which
prohibited exhibiting certain films was
Kansas City. Driven insane by hun
ger and poverty, John Magelo, a
mute, shot and killed his deaf-and-dumb
wife Mary. Police found Ma
gelo sitting in the kitchen of an un
heated building, his three sobbing
children huddled in his arms.
Virginia, Minn. Shuffling along
from partial paralysis Resulting from
a self-inflicted wound after he had
killed Lucy Bocovitch because she
spurned his offer of marriage, Tom
Marinsel. convicted December 11 of
murder in the first degree, was sen
tenced to life imprisonment.
Philadelphia. Statistics showtng
the condition of the Iron and steel in
dustry were read at a hearing in the
suit, of the government to dissolve the
United States Sjteel corporation and
, . , .. . , .
5 V" objec 011 ot counBel for the
Washington. The revenue cutter
Windom has been ordered to search
the Gulf of Mexico for the overdue
American steam tug Hornet and barge
Dallas, which have not been beard
from since December 13. Several
barges and their crews were lost in
a Btprm in.the gulf during the last few
IlOBton. Michael J. Powers, who is
alleged to have sold books at high
prices to Mrs. Mary L. Rogers of Bos
ton and Mrs. Kate M. Eager of Dor
chester, has been arrested, charged
with the larceny of $87,075 from the
two women. The arrest is the fifth
here in connection with the book in
vestigation. Albany, N. Y. The estate ot Louis A.
Heinsheimer of New York, who died
three years ago, has been appraised by
the state controller's office at $14,600,
000. Mr. Heinsheimer had a bank bal
ance of $3,500,000 in cash, the largest
sura of the kind ever received here.
j Juneau, Alaska Joseph MacDonald,
! general manager of the Consolidated
j Mining & Milling company at Guana
jjuanto, Mexico, formerly superintend
jent of the Jreadwell mines here, was
j Indicted by a federal grand jury here
last night for first degree murder in
causing the death of N. C. Jones, a mis
sion worker, at TTeadwell, in 1902.
Santa Ana, Cat The pallor of the
desperado shot to death Monday, after
he stood off a sheriff's posse for
Commonwealth shoe Is very popular
all the straight shapes, full round toes,
comfort lasts and everything desired
this season A style for any taste
$.00 to $5.00.
means the Edwin
shoe- the best
the equal of any
All leathers, all
widths, $6 to $7.
$2 25 Pla-mate and
the boy at $2.00
Head:to -Foot Outfitters
For Man.Woman & Child
"Rock Island,! LLTi '
hours, killed Under-sheriff Squires
and wounded three depuUes, leads to
the belief that he was recently re
leased from a penitentiary. No identi
fication of the desperado has been
made. Myrtle Huff, the girl he at
tacked, Is recovering.
TAFT ACCEPTS YALE POST
AS A PROFESSOR OF LAW
Washington, Dec. 19. President
Taft has decided to accept the offer
of the Kent professorship of law at
Yale university. He will take up his
duties at New Haven early next
Numerous reasons influenced Mr.
Taft in making his decision. He felt
that if he resumed the practice of
law he could not appear in the su
preme court because he had appoint
ed a majority of it,s membership. He
had also named many of the federal
judges of Ohio. International law
practice, therefore, seemed about the
only sort he could engage in, and that
At Yale Mr. Taft will not be restrict
ed to lectures to the university's stu
dents. He will be free to engage In
any occupation or business he deems
fitting for an ex-president.
The analogy between the Yale pro
fessorship and Grover Cleveland's re
lation with Princeton appealed to Mr.
Taft strongly and when many of his
close friends and advisers wrote him
letters approving his acceptance of the
chair at Yale he decided to take it.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 19. Presi
dent Hadley of Yale said he was "very
glad" the president has made the de
cision to accept Yale's offer. Henry
Wade Rogers, dean of the law school,
said he was delighted.
Freed of Shooting Charge.
Keokuk, Dec. 19. William Dunn, ac
cused of shooting City Commissioner
Timothy D. Hickey in a fight here last
May, was found not guilty by a Jury
yesterday. Hickey recovered.
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A Christmas Hint
The sensible Christmas gift is one that does the
recipient lasting good.
MONEY is alwajs acceptable for it supplies
comforts and gratifies longings.
The best way to present money is in a well
started savings account at the German Trust & Sav
ings Bank, for it has far-reaching possibilities as a
German Trust & Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
to $7.00 M
Clapp bench made
custom shoe made and
made to order shoe.
styles, all sizes, all
Ironclad shoes for
ILLINOISAN IS MURDERED
Bcdy of Man, Married Three Weeks
Found Under Bridge.
Evansville, Ind., Dec. 19. The body
of Israel Dleschler of Lancaster, 111.,
a small town SO miles north of this
city, was found yesterday afternoon
under a bridge across Pigeon creek.
Ht bad been shot through his abdo
men and his pockets had been rifled.
Deischler was married three weeks
ago. ' He had several thousand dollars
la one of the Evansville banks and
came here Monday, It was learned, for
tho purpose of drawing out some of
the money and buying a home. The
police say the man was murdered for
Washington As the resuit of exper
iments with a catapult launching de
vice, naval officers believe the prob
lem of successfully launching hydro
aeroplanes from the decks of batUe
ships has been solved. The experi
ments have been carried on at the
Washington navy yard by Lieutenant
Theodore G. Ellyson.
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