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'THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. 'MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1913.
IN BLACK JOINT
Armed With Knife - Infuriated
Colored Kan Terrorizes In
mates of Blue Goose.
IS FELLED WITH BIG CLUB
Ore Man Knocked Unconscious by
Blow from Chair Rufus Bas
set to Grand Jury.
Knives, clubs and chairs were brought
into play as weapons in a rough-house
brawl staged in the Rlue Goose Joint
Saturday afternoon in a battle over an
alleged robbery, and as a result Rufus
r.asset, colored, was tliis morning
bound over to the grand jury under
' u" "u'l
a deadly weapon. ,
wif'.l.lrt hair. '
There has been bad blood between the j
principals In the affray for some time !
past, and matters came to a bead Sat-
urday. Claiming that U Crichon, also
colored, had stolen some money from !
him. Basset rushed up to him as he
was seated beside the stove, and,
trembling with passion, hissed, "Give
me my money or I II kill you." Crich
on merely laughed, and goaded on to
fury by the derisive cackles. Basset L. Y. Sherman for the United States
seized a chair, and raising it high I senate.
above his bead, brought it, down upon j Colonel S. E. Elunt, former com
hls enemy's head, rendering the man i mandant at Rock Island arsenal, la vis
unconscious, j iting in Davenport at the home of his
Hearing the sounds of the battle, 1 daughter, Mrs. A. D. Ficke. A two
George Marshall, the proprietor, who ir.cnths-old grandson is the principal
bad been standing in the front end of attraction at the Ficke home,
the establishment, rushed back and jonn McBurney, well known resident
seizing the a.-saiiant by the arms, ! ,lf Tavlor "idee for many years, ob
before he could renew the attack, or
dered him to leave the place. "He's
got to lve me my money or I'll kill
him," shouted Basset, who was then
hustled out of the place.
cm A KM PC
Half a minute lat.er, the enraged ne
gro, with an open knife clutched in his
hand, ruched Into the tlace to renew
the attack. Infuriated by the interven
tion of other negroes durit'.g the initial j
atta(k. Basset evidently planned to!
tjean out the place. As the negro I
ruKbed in with the knife upraised. Mar-!
shall leaped out frcm behind the bar
wit.li a heavy club in his hand, and j
striking liquet on fh bead, knocked
the blade to the floor. With Ba6set i
st,ill rushing in for a fight, Marshall
again wielded the club, catch'ng the en- '
raged negro on the tide f the bead
and Mllng bin, to th floor, where he
lay i:i a rapiuiy rortn i'g pool or blood
Basset appeared in court this morn
Ins with a hlood-yaturuted bandage on
his head and crimson stains sprinkled
over his clothing. In explanation of
his action, he stated thut some time
bko h had gone to sleep in the
"Goose," bunking on a card table, and
that while he was dreaming. Crichon
slipped up and took a $10 bill, together
with $1 .20 in silver. 1'p until 2 o'clock
BiiBset had not been released on bail.
TO BEGIN CUTTING
Dealers Fear to Wait Longer
. . ,
jjesi lcin crystal roi-
lowed by Hone at All.
The I'nion Ice & Coal company of i
this ci y has announced its intention
of commencing ice cutting operations
at Hock river tomorrow. Other deal
ers are planning to fo low suit' within
the week and it is evident that they
are going to take no further chances
of missing out on a harvest while
waiting for the ice to come to the
tisu.il thiokness. At Rock river tha
crystal lias attained a depth of 10
Inches, while at the cutting grounds
in the Moline eloutrli it is- from six
TO MAKE I
Shelf room for new works we are compelled 1
Thousands ofd Negatives
Before it is Too Late
Order those extra Pictures you have talked about so long.
Our latest style mounts will make them look like new.
1822 Third Ave.,
to eight inches. Ordinarily when the
harvesting commences it is from 12
o 16, and sometimes greater in thick
ness. Altogether, the companies of Moline
And Rock Island will put up in the
neighborhood of 100,000 tons this win-
ter provided the weather man plays
no further tricks on them.
. ' . I
K. :. ssoutnern or .vioniiceuo is in
the city on business.
Ferdinand Levy of Creston, Iowa, j
is visitins his mother in this city.
1 Mies Agnes Kinney has returned
from a visit with .Miss Florence Masen
i garb at Geneseo.
j Miss Flora Hayes of Burlington is
i visiting with Miss Estelle Hastings of
j South Rock Island oday.
j Henry Carse left last evening for Sa-
lina, Kan., to attend the annual con
' ventlon of the Kansas Bottlers' asso
ciation. Mrs. M
E. Rochelle of Grand Rap- j
ids, Mich., is
visiting friends in the j
city for .several days enroute to Los
Al leles where she will spend the next
' two months.
i Mrs. Irving D. Burgh and sons, Fred
w., and Harry, of this city have re-
turned from Clinton. Iowa, where they ;
attended the funeral of Mrs. Burgh's j
father, the late Jacob Baer. j
Fred Titterington has returned from !
1 roTvtrtoicm Til vKava ha attonriori tha !
annual meeting of the Illinois Clay
Manufacturers' association. He was
honored with the office of president of
Captain V. A. Rosenfield left for
Springfield this afternoon to attend
the session of the legislature in the
interests of the candidacy of Hon,
served the tCnd anniversary of his
birth today. Mr. McBurney has an old
er and a younger broTher living In Mo
line. The trio are among the county's
FIND MAN LYING
IN AUTO'S PATH
Victim Of Holdup Men j
Conveyed to the Moline
While returning by automobile from
Rapids City early Sunday morning,
Leo WUite Knd -cyclone" Tommy
Tbompbon. the well known wrestler, :
bi ought their machine to an abrupt
stop, just outside of East Moline when
they discerned the inrt form of a man
ljing face downward in the middle of
Lpon alighting from the car, and
wp-king up to the recumbent form, the
Rock Island men found that the Strang-'
er had been fearfully beaten about the
bead and fac e. No odor of liquor was ,
detected and the supposition is tnat
the man was set upon by highway rob- j
b rs. relieved of his valuables, slug-;
gcd to insensibility and left lying it i
The man was lifted into the ma-
ine, still uucoiiscious, and taken, to j
Moline police station, where be
was left in charge of the officers.
The auto tourists had a terrific bat-
xw in an effort to n,ake Rock Island on
1 their return trip.
St intense was the cold that their
rar'iator completely froze, and the ma
chine balked at intervals of a few
minutes. The return trip was begun
sl.crtly after midnight, but Rock Is-
land was not reached until after 3
o'clock in the morning. Whit? and
Thompson were so numb with ccld
(but they could scarcely move and
their faces were badly frost bitten.
Illinois City Veteran Dead.
Calvin Briggs. Civil war veteran, was
buried at Illinois City yesterday. The
funeral services were conducted at the trousers had evidently seen consider
Modern Woodmen hall, and were in i able service, and on certain sections
charge of the Grand Army. Mr. Briggs
died Friday of infirmities of age.
1 Yeggmen Try Clever Euse ' in
Effort to Enter Fair Store
but Are Unsuccessful.
ATTEMPT MADE AT 6:30 P.M.
"Negro Bandit Suspect Arrested in the
Same Stors Two Houra Later ,
But Is Released.
I By a clever ruse, two bandits Sat
; urday evening, about 6:30 made an
ur.succeesful attempt to lure the pro-
pi ;etor of the Fair store, 231 Seven
i teenth street, out of the place In or-
er to rifle the safe, which contained
a large sum of money, and to steal
the contents of the cash register. Tfie
presence of mind of H. Roth, however,
frustrated the yeggmen from accom
plishing their design, and the men
made a getaway. The police have
been furnished a description of the
men and are now scouring the city in
an effort to apprehend them.
TWO IN OX GAME.
Mr. Roth It t thft time nf thm nttAmnt-
ed burglary was standing back of the
cash register. A poorly clad man en-
terea me place and struck up a con
versation with Roth, leaving his part
ner outside. Suddenly the yeggman
standing on the sidewalk, with a shout
so as to attract the attention of those
within, seized a pair of rubbers and
holding them up conspicuously, start
ed to run down the street
"That man is stealing a pair of rub
bers," shouted the Inside accomplice,
"if you run you can get him." Roth
failed to seize the proffered bait, how
ever, and ordered the man out of the
The game Is an old one and the
thieves had evidently been watchfhg
tne place for some time, waiting un-
j til the store was empty. With the
I clerk chasing the thl-jf, the accomplice
i would have had at least five minutes
in which to rifle the safe, which was
standing open and to have removed
the cash from the register.
About 8:30 a big negro entered the
place and after .buying a pair of rub
bers, hung around the place. Roth
asked him ifhe wanted anything
more, to which he received a negative
reply. Waiting several minutes, the
clerk again asked the negro If there
was anything more. The man then
asked to be shown some gloves, but
pui chased nothing.
The negro was evjdently "stalling"
fo- time, waiting for a number of peo
ple to get into the store, when with
the clerk's back turned, he would have
an opportunity to grab the contents
of the cash restster and run out of the
door. His suspicions aroused. Roth
telephoned the police, upon which the
negro fled. Detective Caulfleld re
sponded to the call and captured the
si.pposed bandit in a few minutes.
I'ton being searched no gun was found
on his person and the jegro was re
leased. IRATE CUSTOMER
Disciple of Goose Fails to Re
move Shiny Surface From
Because E. Stander, the tailor, 6344
Seventeenth street, failed to remove
i the shiny surface from a pair of trou
I sers which has been left wi'h him
to be cleaned, William Sexton of
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'"wiiuc unauic auuujvr Odiuiuay lllgltl
after first refusing to pay for the
job, finally coughed up the money and
then bea- up the tailor. As a result, '
Stander this morning swore out a war
rant for Sexton's arrest, the charge
It appears that some days ago Sex
ton delivered a sui- at the tailor shop
nnd asked to have it c'.eaned. The
there was a glossy finish akin to that
found on a freshly shined pair of tan
Phone West 537
shoes. Saturday night when the own
er called for his trousers and found
that they did not look just like new,
he refused to pay for them, and start
ed to walk out wi-h the suit, accord
ing to Slander's statement The tail
or informed the Irate customer that
he would have to decorate the coun-1
taw with finmn lonctf rVi atioo Yinfnra (ha !
garments were permitted to leave the
establishment. Sexton then w&lked
out, but evidently began to brood over
his supposed wrongs, after leaving ;
the place, and returning, laid down
! the money for the suit and then haul
ed off, putting a huge dent in the
proboscis of the disciple of the'
"goose." Hence the warrant.
LOCAL MAN TELLS
OF NEAR LYNCHING
M. Beardsley at Belle View,
Fla., Witnesses Stirring
Scenes in South.
Marion county residents in Florida
are in a turmoil as a result of an as
sault upon a white woman by a negro
preacher last Sunday, according to a
letter received today from Captain J.
M. Beardsley, who uses the story ag
an example, of speedy justice. The
preacher assaulted a white woman
Sunday morning and was captured by
the sheriff Sunday evening. It being
found necessary to call out the militia
to prevent a crowd of 2,000 which
had surrounded the Jail, from lynch
ing the black man. The grand jury
was Impanelled early Monday morn
ing, but because of the crowd which
surrounded the jail, it was impossible
to bring the prisoner into the court
house, and the jury examined the
prisoner In his cell. He was indicted
before noon and at 2 o'clock was sen
tenced to be hanged, court adjourning
at 4 p. m. That night the crowd clam
ored for a lynching, and the negro,
heavily guarded,, was smuggled out of
jail, into an auto and spirited to Belle
View, a town 10 miles distant. Ac
cording to Mr. Beardsley the negro
was to have been hanged Friday of
S. R. Kenworthy, the newly-elected
president of the Rock Island County
Bar association, today announced the
personnel of the various committees
appointed by himself. They are as
Executive Committee W. C. Allen,
C. L. Walker, W. R. Moore. A. B.
Johnson and J. B. Oakleaf.
Grievance Committee C. B. Mar
shall, W. A. Meese, E. H. Stafford,
Floyd E. Thompson and F. H. Rails
back.' Judicial Committee J. L. Haas, G.
A Shallberg and William McEnlry.
Banquet Committee A. H. Kohler,
Andrew Olson and W. L. Ludolph.
Committee on Rules (special) Al
bert Huber, J. F. Murphy and C. J.
The funeral of Edward Ryan will be
held tomorrow morning at i o'clock
from the home, 2123 Fourth avenue, ''
with services which will be conducted j
by Father W. J. Cleary of St. Joseph's
church. Davenport lodge of Eagles
will have charge at the grave in Holy
Family cemetery in Davenport.
fitnf.rai, of hei.es c. Mmixi.Kr.
The funeral of Helen Cecelia, the 14 -
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
J. McGinley, was held this morning
at 8:30 o'clock from the home, 162
Railroad avenue, Moline, with ser
vices at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church.
Father J. S. Kelly officiated. Inter
ment was made in Calvary cemetery
in Rock Island.
CAR QUESTION UP
At the council meeting this after
noon Mayor H. M. Schriver brought
before the commission the question of
additional street car facilities for
Third avenue. To be specific, he pro
posed that the Long View line be mov
ed from Second to Third avenue. No
disposition of the matter had been
made at press time. '
The ordinance for the paving of
Twenty-fifth street also was to come
up this afternoon for a first hearing.
Strong objections on the part of prop
erty owners made its passage improb
able. Directors Here Tomorrow.
Modern Woodmen of America direc
tors, E. E. Murphy of Leavensworth,
Kan., A. M. Bort of Beloit Wis., F. R.
Korns of Des Moines, R. R. Smirh of
Brookfield, Mo., and 3. S. Tanner of
! Minier, 111, will arive in the city to
j morrow morning to attend the regu
j lar monthly board meeting which will
be held tomorrow afternoon at the
M. W. A. headquarters.
Rich and Poor
Esteem a pleasurable physic
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.
Allen, Mvers & Company
DU PREZ IS FINED
Following the arrest of two women
In the notorious DuPrez Joint Fri
day afternoon, as the result of an
Investigating tour made by Commis
sioner Archie Hart, the proprietor of
the joint was this morning arraigned
In police court on a warrant sworn
out before Justice C. J. Schroeder,
charged him with maintaining a dis
The authorities have warned DuPrez
repeatedly against the practice of al
lowing the women denizens of the
underworld to "hang out" in his place,
but the admonitions have evidently
fallen upon deaf ears.
This morning DuPrez appeared be
fore Justice C. J. Schroeder and plead-'
ing guilty to the charge preferred
against him, was fined $10 and costs.
He was warned to keep the women
out of his place In the future.
PYTHIANS IN BIG
Fight Lodges Will Meet Tonight
in Moline to Instate .
Rock Island lodge No. 107, St
George lodge No. 28 of Moline, Cor-'
dova lodge No. 149, Port Byron lodge
No 307, Watertown lodge No. 671, Mi--'
lan lodge No. 477 and Sherrard lodge .
No 53ti, Knights of PythlaB and St
George temple No. 86, Pythian Sisters, j
of Moline, will hold a big joint instal- i
lotion this evening at the K. of P. hall
in Moline. Several hundred members
are expected to attend from various
lodges in Rock Island county.
The joint installation will be one
I of the biggest affairs of its kind ever
! held, by the local K. of P. lodges. H.
e Lundt will act as installing officer.
a eupper will follow the installation
ceremonies at which talks will be giv-
eii by prominent Pythians.
WELLS ASKS FOR
CHANGE OF VENUE
P. H. Wells appeared before Judge
R, W. Olmsted in the circuit court this
afternoon and presented a written mo
tion for a change of venue for the dis
barment heating scheduled to come up
Jan. 18 in the circuit court. Judge
Olmsted entered an order for a hear-:
ing on the motion tomorrow morning.
In his motion, Wells alleges preju
dice on the part of the presiding judge.
He does not state which of the other
two judges of this circuit he desires to
have hear his case.
GRAND JURY BUSY;
There was no lay-off for the grand
jury thid morning, although it has
nearly always been the practice to de
lay work on Mondays until afternoon.
Much was accomplished as-a result,
and this afternoon it looked as though
Friday's record of 10 cases disposed of
in one day might be equaled or sur
passed. Four complete cases were
handled this morning. x
Enraged because he had been order
ed out of the Uisslon pool room by
the proprietor of the place, C. Frichell
early Sunday morning threatened to
kill the custodian of the pool balls,
John Stabroa. i-icheil was this morn
ing handed a 30 days' sentence In the
cocnty jail, the charge being disorder
Feeling hilarious after several alco
holic libations, George Kloger became
playful Saturday evening and shoved
his fist through a glass show case
standing on the sidewalk la front of
Jrcoh Schanrs Three-Ball shop, 1911.
j Second avenue. Tha lad was arrested
JgWCl Stoves have
tiwHMihi, them all beat
for QUALITY and STYLE,
and our prices are so low
thar we are frequently
told we are from $5
to $10 lower than our
and this morning 'explained that he
had been drinking and slipped on the
icy sidewalk. Upon his promise to
settle for the amount of the damage,
he was dismissed. ,
Two men, Intoxicated, giving the
names- of Parks and Roberty, were
writing out checks promiscuously Sat
urday night, and were placed under
arrest. They are being held.
Tony Jackson, dark, home St Louis,
went to sleep In the boiler room of
the Burlington depot last evening. Thla
morning he was warned to ue a lit
tlev more care In the selection of bis
bed chamber and was permitted to de
part Just as the shades of twilight were
descending upon the city yesterday, A.
Folsom, a sewing machine agent was
discovered by a minion of the law to
b Intoxicated. Whether or not he was
quaffing his own machine oil was not
determined, but the court did decide
that Folsom ought to decorate the bar
(judicial) with $4.10 before he was
permitted to go his way and sin no
Alcohol Bill Clark has been cele
brating what might be termed "some"
Jag, its duration covering a period of
acme six or seven days. Bill could go
on the vaudeville stage and top the
bill as the "human fish." They can
not make the stuff too strong for him.
He drinks whisky like It were so much
water out of the hydrant and when
he fills a glass half and half with nose
paint and tobasoo sauce, scarcely ex
periences a thrill. Bill's long suit Is
alcohol, the real stuff, unadulterated.
After consuming a pint or two of fur
niture oil cocktailB, Bill experiences a
faint glow in the pit of his stomach.
He haa. been quaffing tSe white stuff
for a week past, and this morning
when arraigned in police court was
on the verge of seeing the pink ele
phants and purple rabbits. He was
given an Invitation to stop at the
county Jail for 20 ensuing days.
HELD ON CHARGE OF
PURE FOOD BOARD
Informations filed by State's Attor
ney F. E. Thompson in the county
court today caused the issuance of
two warrants for the arrest of Wal
ter Slrayer and August Gottsch, both
dairvmen delrverine in Rock Island. !
Both are charged by the state pure
food board with selling cream below
the legal standard. Tests were matlo
of their cream July 16 last year. The
tvvo men appeared in the county court
and gave bail in the amount of flOO
CIRCUIT COURT FOR
JANUARY TERM ON
.The main circuit court convened this !
afternoon and a venire of petit jurors
reported for service. The first case on
the docket is that of Stein, Ilirsh &
11. rn ;;-jpJ Sj
Mj&r Isf kMiltfiH hggki 4Jpr
cheese. It's a famous diges
tive for all who eat too fast, and as nourishing as meat, fish and eggs.
Is made of Pure Milk In Sanitary Dairies and sold loi
Dust-proof, Air-tight Packages and Jars ail sizes.
Tha Elkhorn way of ourioq renders Elhlcorn cheeso
far more digestible than ordinary bulk cheese. j
Ask Your Dealer For
Elkhorn Tasty or Devilled
There are several rry good
hair tonics on the market, but
we have had the greatest pos
sible success with our
Men and women who hav
used it for dandruff and other
scalp troubles are all enthusias
tic about it
If you're having any trouble
with your scalp or If your hair
is falling out. Just try a bottle
of this tonic.
"JUST LEAVE IT TO RQLF8."
19th St. and 2nd Are.
Co., against the estate of C. B. Gund
berg of Moline. The suit 1b to recover
on a nqte of $50 plus interest, the
whole amounting to $65. There is no
The next case scheduled Is that of
Osage National bank against the Peo
ples National bank.
ESCAPE FROM DEATH
A diminutive newsie about five
years of age had a narrow escape from
dca-h or possible serious Injury Sat
urday evening shortly after 7 o'clock;
near the corner of Second enue andj
"Mickey"' had shoved a handfull of
snow down the neck of one of his
companions in tne spirit of fun who
prompt'.y evidenced a strong desire
to get even. In the chase, "Mickey"
ran on'o the car track directly into
the path of an approaching Fourth
avenue car and but for the alertness
of the motorman, would have beeu
struck. The car stopped within a foot
of the frightened newsboy.
I All the
news all . the time The
The healthiest folks in the
world the Swiss live on