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THE ROCK IS3LAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1913.
RAG TIME TREAT
FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
COMMITTED BY A
Chicago Cabaret Singers May
Be Present at the Elks
John Wilson Hacks His Wife to I
Pieces and Then Slashes
His Own Throat.
ENORMOUS TICKET SALE
Drawings for the Blj Touring Car to
Take Place Tuesday, Feb
LoTers of ragtime have a rare treat
awaiting them next Monday. Tuesday
and Wednesday. Feb. 17. 18 and 19, at
the Illinois theatre, when the Elks
njinstrel show will be offered for the
delectation of those who cherish in
one comer of their cardiac region a
warm spot for syncopation. A sclntel
lating program of the latest rag hits
has been prepared, and when the
Bills" launch into the "sifted sand
stuff," gags will be placed upon the
rial fans, lest they shout right out
in meeting and break up the show.
One feature which promises a revela
tion in syncopation is the opening
chorus, which comprises a medley of
real numbers. Once the seductive
strains are wafted out over the foot
lights there Is likely to be a mob
scene. Consequently the local lodge
lias secured the services ot a platoon
of blue coats whose duty It will be
to prevent any attempt of the auditors
to rise to their teet and do the "bear."
The orchestra chairs have been braced
wit reenforced steel bars, so that
any impromptu swaying will not tear
the cushions loose from the timbers.
0 DILL MOMENTS.
The press agent also informs the
public that the curtain will rise
promptly at 8:15. If this be so, that
feature alone should be worth double
the price of admission, und any doubt
ing that such will be the case are
directed to purchase a brace of tickets
bud look for themselves. There will
Le no dull moments during the entire
performance. When the proceedings
threaten to drag, and the satin gown
ed women begin to yawn with ennui,
ushers with red, white and blue uni
forms will pasB through the audience
serving rye bread and soup. Tea and
wafers will be provided for the gentle
men. HAMITO TO SIG.
Several ballads will be rendered in
a manner such as to cause a marked
fluctuation in the wholesale handker
That beautiful song success entitled
1 Don't Know Where She Is Ton'jht,
Hut I Hope She's Doing Well," will a lnose wno are aoinS IQe canvass
. u.. -i ....- ii, . u,iih , Ing are having a new experience in
pathos and a dress suit. When Mr.
llnmpton first heard the song he was
l , Hnuiilv 1 m rtrua uu ri that hi went rpal
ears. These have been collected and .
, . , ,, . rvmi.u 1
i uced in a gallon Jug, marked Exhibit ,
. .IT . , - in
A, und this lachrymose receptacle will
1 on exhibition, tenter stage, on the
TICKK'lft 1 HKMA.MU.
Tuesday, night. Feb. 18, drawing will
take place for the big touring car,
to be given to the holder of tie lucky
number. Chairman L. M. Casteel
promises the thing will be "pulled"
on the square, and that If be does
not get the machine some one else
will. This is his own personal guar
antee and therefore carries additional
Wednesday night will be "trl-city
Slight," and large delegations from
Davenport and Mollne are expected.
The tickets are going so rapidly
that thus far the printers have been
unable to supply the demand, and
forces have been put on both night and
day in an effort to turn out enough
of the precious paste boards to ac
commodate the clamoring public.
A meeting of the Rock Island Coun
ty Humane society was held last even
ing at the Association house with
a large attendance of members. Much
discussion was occasioned by some
cf the Important cases which nad been
rr ported during the month and clearly
showed the need of a regularly em
ployed officer to look after the work
that the society Is carrying on. The
report of the financial secretary was
very encouraging as $68 In member
ship duos and a donation of $1 Were
turned in. The society allowed the
We liuy and bell
Deere and Company
Moline Plow Co.
Hoot & Van Dervoort stocks
LITTEN & ROBERTS
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages.
I'eoples National Bank Building
Rock Island, 111.
xbr Drw Uiiof .
LUSTRE CREME POLISH
Is for Metal and Furniture.
"Lefty," famous singer of pathetic
ballads, who has been induced at an
enormous expense to take a leave of
absence from the Bone Setters' school
to fill a limited engagement in Rock
Island with the Elks' minstrels.
expenses of the month which were un
usually heavy. Humane Officer Wirt
Taylor reported as follows:
Animal cases Complaints received
and investigated, 4; horses and mules
examined in harness, 36; drivers repri
manded, 7; horses destroyed, 1.
Adult cases Complaints received
and Investigated, 1; reported to rela
tives and cared for, 1.
Over, $1,500 Secured First Day
. Twenty Solicitors Enlist
Good progress is being made in the
Every Member canvass being conduct
ed by the members of the Memorial
Christian church. Over twenty can
vassers were out Sunday afternoon
.nd last night.
A supper was served at the church
at 6:30 last night, at which reports
were given and new names assigned.
The reports showed that already more
than 1,500 has been pledged toward
the budget for 1913 and only a small
portion of the membership has been
In addition to the securing of funds
the members are greatly enjoying the
visits of the canvassers to their homes
I the privileges that come to them as
! they go from home to home. Already
j ft, has been suggested tat at least
1 i ti n a mnntli f li , r n t: Vi t 1 . 1 ho a i-acrti.
, , . -
lar visiting afternoon when the work-
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ers of the church should go into as
many of the homes as possible.
Tonight at 6:30 o'clock there will be
another supper and report meeting.
Covers will be laid for about thirty and
it is expected that a number not on
the canvassing force will be at the
meeting. Reports of today's work will
CITIZEN HELD UP
BY A LONE BANDIT
One of the boldest daylight robber
ies in the history of the city was per
petrated Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
when a supposed bandit held up a citi
zen at the point of a gun in the alley
between Nineteenth and Twentieth
streets and between Third and Fourth
avenues, relieving the victim of his
watch, chain and money. Residents of
a flat overlooking the scene of the i
hold-up were witnesses of the entire
The victim, whose name has not
been learned, was backed into the al
ley by the bandit, who leveled a revol
ver at his head, and then took charge
of all the valuables which the man
had. Shoving the citizen out into the
the robber then took to his j
Thus far no trace has been obtained
of the "stick-up" man.
Chester Northfleld of Chicago is in
th city visiting relatives.
H. P. Oxley of
nendlng to busl
Bloomington, 111., is
business matters In the
Mrs. Louise Krell and
CO for a:
iieien, nave gone to cnicaeo for a
! Mrs F. J. Chad wick and daughter.
Elsie, of Iowa City arrived In the city
! this morning for a several days visit
Mrs. Arthur Hcurtlev hna rntnrnaf In
her home in Oak Park after a week s
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hardin of Ma
Quoketa, Iowa, are visiting in the city
with Mr. Hardin's sister. Mrs. W. H.
Hiner. 211o Fifth avenue.
Benjamin C. and Miss Lillian Rose
of Chicago are here to attend the
Daughters of Israel dance to be given ) the breathing becomes natural, and the
this evening. They will remain for ' tufTed up feeling is gone. This cleans
the week lo visit relatives in2- healing, antiseptic balm contains no
d d c .1 r, mercury, cocaine or other harmful drug.
R. R. Smith of Brookfield, Mo.. E. I Jt js easy to apply, pleasant to use, and
E. Murphy of Leavenworth. Kan.. A. 1 r.ever fails to give quick relief, even in
N. Bort of Beloit, Wis., S. S. Tanner I the worst cases.
of Minler, 111., and F. R. Korns of Des i Don't suffer the miseries of catarrh
Moines. Modern Woodmen of America for disgust your friends with your hawk
directors; and Truman Planu of War- j?' 8Pl"ing and foul breath. Get a
aw. III., general attorney ot the order. tU'.tf E1J " Cream Balm
arrived ,n the c,v last evening to at- oMSSfSrSS'g
u.i.u., aiU uimiufi "uxu
2 1 convened today.
A most atrocious double tragedy
murder and suicide occurred In Mus
catine last evening when John Wilson,
colored, attacked his wife. Myrtle,
with a paring knife, literally hacked
her to pieces, and then slashed his
own throat, causing death several
hours later. Before he died he admit
ted his awful deed.
Wilson and his wife until two weeks
! ago were Davenporters. At Muscatine
j they roomed with Mrs. Allie Jameson,
j Wilson was 23 years of age and his
wife a year younger. She was a pretty
negress and her husband developed
fits of wild jealousy over fancied at
tentions bestowed on her by other
men. One of these fits. came on last
night, and without their having quar
reled at all. Wilson seised a paring
knife and started slashing his wife as
she ran from one room to another. In
the kitchen of the house she swooned,
and while unconscious he cut her to
pieces, hacking at her neck until her
head hung only by a strand of flesh.
Mrs. Jameson and Mrs. Hor ilocre
had tried to prevent the murder, and
tailing, had locked, themselves in the
front of the house, after sending word
for the police. Wilson, after murder
ing his wife, tried to get to the other
two women, and failing in this, re
turned to his dead wife and cut his
own throat aud fell over her body.
There they lay until the arrival of
tie police and two physicians. The
doctors sewed tip the murderer's throat
and he regained consciousness enough
to admit that he killed his wife. He
then asked for a drink, after which he
never 6poke again. He died at the hos
pital, to which he had been removed.
Louis A. Arnould, a pioneer contrac
tor of Davenport, died last evening
at Mercy hospital in Davenport, after
a lingering illness. He was aged 86
yearH. Mr. Arnould erected the Bur
tis opera bouse, the Turner Grand,
Sacred Heart cathedral, Grace cathe
dral and many other buildings In that
rity. The funeral will be held Thurs
day morning at 8:30 o'clock from the
me in Davenport with services at 9
o'cicc k at Sacred Heart cathedral. In
terment will be made in St. Marguer
FI XERAI. OF MISS HUANTREE.
The funeral of Miss Anna Marie
Roan tree was held this morning at
8:30 o'clock from the home, 1121 Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, with services
at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church,.
Rev. W. J. Cleary officiated. The pall
bearers were John Cahill, John Sex
ton. William Toal, Harry Underforth,
James Conwell and Arthur Bourdeau.
Interment was made in Calvary ceme
tery. Fl'NF.RAL OF MRS. DOYLE.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hanna
Doyle were conducted this morning at j
10 o'clock at the home of her daugh- j
ter, Mrs. J. P. McCarty, 927 Fifteenth j
street, by Rev. G. H. Sherwood. Inter- j
ment was made in Chippiannock ceme
tery. RPETH FCXERAI,.
The funeral of Peter Rueth was held
this morning from the home, 721 Four-)
teenth street, with services at 9
o'clock at St. Mary's church. Rev.
Adolph Geyer officiated. Interment
was made in Calvary cemetery.
Funeral services for Frederick P.
Glawe were conducted this morning at
j0: 30 o'clock at the home, 1301 Fourth !
! avenue, by Rev. J. L. Vance. The body
was taken to Geneseo where services
NOSE STOPPED UP
' : " I
ys Cream Balm Clears The
Head and Nose Instantly
Makes You Feel Fine.
No matter how miserable you are'
with catarrh nose stopped up, throat
! ?ore du.'' Pain in the head, dry cough.
fever, foul breath Ely's Cream Balm
vrill trivA vmi intnfr roliaf
It gets right at the root of the trouble, I confer the Erst a claES of
cleanses, heals and strengthens the raw, eight candidates next Thursday even
tore membranes, and stops the nasty 'in? at a meeting which will be held
discharge so that you are not constantly : at the Odd Fellow s hall. Other busi-
Diowir.g your nose ana spitting, in a
lew minutes alter applied, you can just
feel it doing its work of clearing the
, head, the pain and soreness are relieved.
M uie Dest investment you ever made.
H. O. Rolfs, agent (Advtruaeaient).
iSp f We Furnish the Goods
mm n i: r- t a m m l lin m m tnn
were held thi3 afternoon at 2 o'clock !
at the Geneseo church. Interment was
made in Oakwood cemetery near Gen
eseo. Fl'NERAI. OF MRS. BOYNTOX.
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza C. Boyn
ton was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home, 1019 Nineteenth street,
with services at which Rev. W. S.
Marquis officiated. Interment, which
was private, took place In Chippian
RUMOR OF HANGING
IS RESULT OF JOKE
A joke sprung in Davenport this
morning caused the wide circulation
of a rumor to the effect that Floyd
Sheets, boy bandit, who murdered the
West Davenport grocer recently, and
who is now in jail awaiting trial, had
been lynched. , Considerable excite
ment was caused among those who
did not get the point of the joke and
who passed it on In all sincerity. The
perpetrator cracked it something like
this: "A mob accomp'ished the hang-
ing of Sheets in Davenport this morn
I ing." The end of the jok was "It was
! wash day and the sheets were hung
on a line." .Those who didn't stay
for the finish spread a story that trav
eledrapidly. As usual, missing details
AAaA nrtil tY,a otirv u-a a nastlr
were added until the story was neatly
padded out so as to have more than
a mere semblance of truth.
Ucal lodge No. 608, Odd Fellows, will
ness matters will also be transacted.
Quick Relic? fcr Rheumatism.
George W. Keens. Lawton. Mlctu
ays: "Dr. Detcton'g Relief for
Rheumatism has given my wire won
dsrful benefit fcr rheumatism., She
could not lift hand or foot; had to be
lifted for two months. She began We
use of the remedy and improved rap
idly. Oa Mondiy she couid not move
and on Wednesday she got cp, dressed
Herself and walked out for breakfast."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Island: Gust Schlegel &
Son, 229 West Second street. Iaven-
The desks, chairs, tables, files and other
office accessories were furnished the
Peoples Savings Bank & Trust Co., of
Moline, by us. You will also find our
goods in the upper floor offices of this
bank bldg., Fifth Ave. and Fifteenth St
TRI- CITY REPRESENTA TIVES FOR
Metal Steel Files
The Safe Cabinet I
Macey Book Cases I
Desks Chairs Tables-
(Established 1891 J Moline, III. Phone East 310.
Will Hold Contests Prior to
March 12 to Decide on Team
for Exemplifying Degree.
St. Paul lodge, KniKht3 of Pythias,
met last niht and laid plans for the
coming district convention to be held
In Rock Island March 12. Contrary
to the usual custom, the evening
K!rTl Will 10 f1T- iniitnKara .-.ni.- -i
ir.g opportunity for the initiation of a
class of candidates which it is hoped
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win iriiicacui v I I v luuge 1U uie 1'JUI .
counties of this district Rock Island, ' men and enginemen. Conferences ex
Henry, Mercer and AVhiteside. The j tending over several days are to be
afternoon session will be a business : held in the hPe tnat an agreement
At some date prior to the conven
tion there will be a competition among
the degree teams of the district for
the honor of putting on the work dur
ing the convention. Every ;odge which
has a team is expected to compete.
The best team will be In charge of
the initiation on the evening of the '
convention when the first degree will den for a continuance of the trial of
be exemplified. George A. Newett, charged with libel-
ing Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. The
STATE MILITIA HEAD IN ca8 wilJ be licard durInS next term,
COMMAND OF COAL FIELD iXTd thfdepoeitlons to be
Charleston, V. Va., Feb. 11. Ad ju-; taken In various parts of the country,
tant General Elliott at daybreak took and which Mr. Belden moved should
active command of the disturbed sec-' be suppressed, it was ordered by the
tion of the Kanawha coal field, where ; 0urt that the'se should be withheld
almost a score of miners and guards from the general public, but that the
were killed in yesterdays bat tles. attorney for Mr. Roosevelt should be
Mth a troops train the militia pro-; furrjiehed wiUl k ligt of th(? wl,nesse8
ceeded in darKr.es. for Muckiow. The it i9 inten(lea to exam1ne.
train had gone a few miles when arm- j A copy of this ,iat w onc t
ed I men stationed in the undergrowth ed over t0 Mr poum, The auorneys
rtir J T, "1Se V. eT. WaS n are instructed to appear either on the
5 " i h or second day of tie May term,
Iti, rtrlgf ere1 7, ""ck'iwhea the date for the trial will be
of dynamite that had been placed at fi
intervals along the rails for a distance : xe '
of six miles. Among the prisoners
Then you will have a clean and healthy
scalp. No more hair loss. No more
rough, screg2!y hair. Docs not color.
Ask Your Doctor.
J C Ayr Co..
Kalamazoo Loose Leaf
Ring Books and
Loose Leaf Devices of
was J. F. Parsons, socialist candidate f
for the legislature from Kanawha
Five members of the legislature were
arrested on warrants Issued at the in
stance of the prosecuting attorney.
The fle are charged with having ac
cepted $20,000 for voting for Edwards
for United States senator. After they
had been given the money, they were
taken into another room In a hotel and
arrested, it is said.
NINETY-SIX PER CENT OF
FIREMEN FAVOR STRIKE
'Vow Vflr IVoh 11 r tit ? .a t rtor
c Icent of the firemen voting are in favor I
Eiv.of a strike against 54 eastern rail-
!flf R fitrik'tt flP
! roads. This was the official announce-
i ment at, a joint conference today of
'raiimaH rnroKntatu-oa and tho fipo.
- - - i
win be reacnea. i
DELAY EDITOR'S TRIAL
Colonel Roosevelt's Charges Y'11
Heard During May Term.
Marquette, Mich., Feb. 11. Judge
Flannigan in the circuit court yester-
day granted the plea of Attorney Bel-
Slayer Carried to Scaffold.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 11. Unable to
walk or. stand because of a bullet that
had paralyzed his spinal cord, Sey
j mcur Arnold, a negro, was carried on
i a stretcher to the gallows at Collins,
i Miss., and hanged yesterday. Arnold
j was executed for the murder of Wil
; Ham Iwrey, a merchant of Ora, Miss.,
i last falL
at faui ino local parcel posi oi
fice is being monopolized by women
who are crowding it with spring hats.
"Wo are handling dozens of the new
spring creations U.iily and the hats
clog up the mails somewhat because
of the a'ze of the boxes," said Super-
wienucni, oi .nans iegara.
New York Mayor Gaynor has au
thorized the greatest spring house
cleaning ever undertaken by an Amer
ican city. The plan was suggested by
Health Commissioner Lederle, who
recommended that the job be done
a 8ca "ev,'r before attempted.
i "Paiim.'nw mil cooperate, i n
I'rusade also contemplates minimizing
1 nuisances from smoke and cinders and
. t. ,
offensive odors and
a fight against
1 flips and mosquitos.
Minneapolis An Indictment against
Joseph D. Uren, former cashier and
acting treasurer of the University of
Minnesota, was dismissed In district
court late yesterday on tiie ground that
he previously had be en in jeopardy for
the same offense. He was thus freed
of all charges. The Indictment set
aside was that charging Bren with
the larceny of f 14,500 belonging to the
Long Wait to File Futile.
Joliet, 111., Feb. 11. Former Mayor
John Cronin of Jollet kept men at the
door of the city clerk's office for two
weeks to make certain his name would
be first on the primary ballot for nom
ination for mayor. The watchers were
foiled by City Clerk Matthew Dor
scheid, who brought to the office In
his pocket a petition for the nomination
of Bernard Kelly, a former legislator.