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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1913.
OF FLOATER AS
Dead Man Lived in Iowa and In-'
dicatkms Seem to Point
MISSING SINCE MARCH 7
Companion Who Had Taken Drunken
Man Toward Hotel I Arrested i
Setecttve Get Busy.
Was Thorn Moore, rhow; body
an foiaid in the river yesurday, foul
ly murder! f(r the paltry Mini of
125 which he had on his person ai 1 1 i -time
be ws Uu Been? That is the
question wbir-h the police departmeir
of Davenport i attempting to answer.
Already on arrext has been made
and other are nnder suspicion.
Moore's body was dragged out of
the river yerftorday af.emoon shortly
after 1 o'clock near the ferry boat
landing at Iavnprt. For several
hour it wan impossible to identify
the remains, bat finally Miss Josie
Moore, coofc, residing at 211 West Sec
ond street, viewed the remains and
pronounced the rlxtd man her brother,
who made his home at Ixmg rjrove aim
w ho was a farmer.
Mr. Moore tut been mining for a
lnjr time. The las time he was seen
ahre wan Manr-h 7, at a few minutes
hffom 10 o'clock m the evening. He
had ben encore! from a saloon lo--atwd
at the corner of Main and Front
Wre, where he had purchased two
half pint bottle of whisky, to within
20 f-t of rho door of the Kaiserhof i
hotel by his sinter and a man whose' T,H-' f ''' " mission this morning
na.me the police are temporarily with-'opened liiis for a s'reet fluslier and
holding, but who is now under arret. t. j f...r two garbage wagons. Cnder the
According o the story told by the
man. Moore hai visite! the saloon and
bought his whisky, while he ajid the
woman waited on 'he outside. When
he came out they imiK hi in to the
Kaiserhof ajid as he neirvd the door
they left him. That was the last he
saw of Moore. Since that time every
effort to locate Moore failed un'il the
body was pulled out of the Mississippi
river yesterday afternoon.
It is known that Moore had on his
person at the last time he wa seen.
the sum of $27. and that 'when
clothing was searched y.-s'erday. but
$1.10 was found One suspicious ta t
t that the whisky had not been
toorbed. Moore was known to have
reii a hard drinker and riiat the
wet goods were not sample) lends t
the natural conusion that he foutid
his waiery gnive within a few miu
tifes after being left by the man and
worn a . A nKnlical examination also
revealed a hole in the back of Moore's
head, which might hae been canst il
by a blow.
m-ri K'TM t: in-v.
Detwivcs on the lavenpjrt ii..ne
force are busy trying to sohe the
problm of Moore's d-ath. Whether
he was so drunk that eli walked to
the water's ediee arid stumbli d in, or
whether he was the victim of foul
play, is being Invest igateu. The man
who to we1 Moore around m his drunk-
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IS ASSISTANT TO
lienry C Breckinridge.
Henry C. Breckenridge has been ap
pointed by President Wilson to the
position of assistant secretary of
war. Mr. Iirekenridge is the son of
Major Jowph C. Breckenridge of Ken
tucky arid is about 30 years of age.
; He is a lawyer and a graduate of
en condition is under arrest on sus
picion and others who are known to
have seen him on the night of March
7, are tuider surveillance.
BIDS ON FLUSHER
law the bids will lav over at least un
1 4 - 1
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til Mndav before action is taken on ! working women was forcefully present
any of them. Five companies sub-' e bv the affirmative speakers, who at
niilt.Mi nroi.osa.Is for furnishing the ! tributed much of the evils of child
city with a (lusher. Only one of these
bid on a jx.-wer fl usher, the reii being
pneumatic. The Tiltin Wagon company
offers a flusher for $k72; the Stude
bake.r company offers a pneumatic
(lusher for $:'n. or a power uuner for
?l.::r,n; the Sanitary Street Flushing
Machine company's price is Il.tiOO: the
K. I). Kntyre company of Oregon. 111.,
fixes the price at $950, and the Kind
ling Machine company of Milwaukee
Will sell at f 1.250.
The r;eori-e H Holzho & Rrothern i
Co. of .leffersonville, Ind., wil' supplv
garbage w;igon. which are guaranteed t
not to leak at the rate of $268 each, i
FOR DINNER PARTY
On account of the large number of
rcr-ervations for the cabaret dinner
and dance to be given Monday even
ir.K at t'.e Hock Inland club, it has
been necessary .to refuse further ac
commodations for the dinner. Since
the (lamiLg does not begin until 9:30,
all can be entertained.
Q j 1 u 3 n Court nf Mftnnp flnr 3c
Svlvan Court of Honor at its last
mating voted to donate $10 to the
flood sufferers of Illinois and
day we shall offer
New and Desirable
Lawn Waists St'mpd Poplin
at each 25c 5C
Stamped Gowns 68c
Phone West 692.
IN WAGE DEBATE
church. Rev. Granville H. Sherwood
First Honors to Carroll College j officiated. Burial was made in Chip
it, TriatKmlar TlismesinT. piannock cemetery.
Held in This City.
LOCALS IN AFFIRMATIVE
! Poliiy of Fixing M inimum Pay
State Board l Desirable the
Augustana college drew last place
in the triangular debate held last even
ing. First honors were carried off by
Carroll college uf Waukesha Wis.,
whose tow teanis were awarded the i
I decision aeainst Ausrustana Rock
I Island and agahist Northwestern col-
1 lege of Naperville, 111., at Waukesha. !
! In a'.h instance the home team de- i
fended the affirmative of the follow-!
"Resolved, that the policy of fixing
a minimum wage by state boards is
Augustana sei1 a negative team to
Naperville, Northwestern a similar
team to Waukesha and Carroll its neg.
ative trio, which met Augustana, at
the local institution.
The C-arroll-Augustana contest was
one of the most interesting held in
this vicinity in a ong time, both be
cause of he timeliness of the subject
and the ability with which the debate
was carried on by both sides. Rfipre-
; senrng the winners were Messrs.
j Zachariah Davis, Moshie Benjamin and
George Schmld. Leo Delong, Oscar
T. Person and Kvan Anderson consti
tuted Augnstana's trio.
f 'OOTEST IS H A Kit KOl'CillT.
The need of establishment of a min
imum wage, which wa-s defined as a
"living wage," to remedy deplorable
com d' lions existing among vast num
bers of underpaid working men and
labor and "white slavery" to this fact.
This the negative conceded, with fim
itations. Changing conditions, w-hich
are concentrating employers and mak
ing wage bargaining a one-sided pro-
ceeding. were also pointed out by the !
Augus-tana debaters. ;
Proofs of the success of a mini- j
mum wage law ha the Australian i
states, however, were minimized by ,
' the negative, who pressed home the
i 11 u t. i ' : i . i
umiuume. .wim-u .nej Ciainiva 10 oe
i"upeijtoie. in euionyng sucu a policy
. : In the I'nited State. Iack of an in
dustrial court to compel compliance
with the wage adjustments of state
boards, which would mean compulsory
! arbitration, a thing seemingly distaste
' ful to the American people, the Carroll
speakers argued, wou'd make success
of such a policy imiwssible.
SKGATIVK Ahfil MKNT Pit K V A I I.S.
J For logic and clearness of argu
I mont the Augustana debaters clearly
j excelled. The necessity and inevita
1 bleiies of the minimum wage law
j were distinctly iointed out. lss of
j the decision can be laid to their in-
, abiim to dispose of the obstacles in i
j the day of carrying out such a pro
: gram, arguments which in all college
! des on.,b;f sabX hve
fou,ld Practically unanswerable
RUMOR RUNS RIOT
Peports on Street This Morning
of Alarming Nature Regard
ing Loss of Life.
, About midnight last night residents
of the three cities were aroused from
, their slumbers by the sound of an
I explosion in Hettendorf. This morning
rumor said that the boilers of the big amounting to $l.ut.b.b.l.40.
1 Bettendorf Axle company's plant had i Tne Question of distribution of the
exploded and that there had been I Dood relief fund was taken up but not
' considerable loss of life. As a matter deposed of. It was decided to wait
of fact, however, the explosion was!"1'1'1 more definite information is
caosed by dumping some waste metal ' Sained as to where'the membership
fn m the foundry" into water outside '. ; ,he "'i-i.v suffered the most and
tbe building and no damage whatever
except of a minor nature to a sewer
pipe was done. It seems that the
waste metal from the melting pots is
of a chemical composition which ex
plodes with great noise when brought
in contact with water.
j l.l.Otn All. I T SCIII.Kt TKR.
' Lloyd August, son of Mr. and Mrs.
August Schleuter of Carbon Cliff,
died at S o'clock last evening at Mo
line city hospital following a second
operation for relief of a rupture.
Lloyd was born Jan. 13, 19u2. Besides
his parents, he is survived by two
brothers and two sisters. Interment
will be in Riverside cemetery. Moline,
the hour of the funeral not having
vet been settled.
Anna Burke, who had been a pa
tient at the Watertown institution for
some time, died la.-;t evening at 6:30
at the hospital. The deceased was
41 years of age and had resided at
Sterling. 111., for many years. The
remains will be sent to Sterling this
evening at 6 o'clock and interment
will take place there.
I F1"KKAI. OK h. r. ui.iu.ivr,.
The funeral of Henry C. Wehling
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock from the residence. 1027 Elev
enth avenue. Interment will be made
in Chlppiannock cemetery.
Metrbers of the Elks -lodge are re
i q Jdied to meet tomorrow afternoon i
)at 1:30 sharp at the club rooms to
j attend the funeral of Mr. Wehling.
IFIABRAL OF I KII.V CLAVDOX.
i Mrs. Mary Claydon was laid to rest
this afternoon. Funeral services were
, held at 2 o'clock at Trinity Episcopal j
Thfl nallharfrs wora Patai
J " v. a. 'CJ UUI UO
j harold Bowten, Henry Krebs. Chris
j Buck, Clyde Wilson and Charfes Col
FIAKRAI. OF" ti. V. FREKSTOT.
The funeral of George V. Freestone
was held this morning at 9 o'clock at
me residence, tz, Seventh street.!
Dean J. J. Quinn officiated. Burial
was made in Calvary cemetery. ;
FrXERAI. OF MK. JAE RASO
The funeral of Mrs. Jane Raason
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock from the First Methodist
church. Rev. T. K. Xewland wil! offi-
ciate. The Royal Neighbors will have ,
charge oi me services ac tue grave.
j Interment will be made in Chippian-
I nock cemetery.
A SUICIDE THREAT
Louis Kleinau of Hampton,
Bound Over to Grand Jury,
Would End Life.
Despondent because of family trou
ble, deserted by his wife and facing
a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon, Ixiuis Kleinau of Hampton
this morning broke down completely
after he had been bound over to the
grand jury. Unable to secure a bonds
man and discouraged with everything
ha announced his intention of com
mitting suicide. "I have had nothing
but trouble for the past two years, "
he said. "My wife has left me and
there doesn't seem much use of liv
ing. I am going to kill myself at the
first opportunity and put a stop to
my wretched existence." Closely
guarded by a deputy sheriff, the pris
oner was taken to the county jail,
where he will be kept under strict
surveillance. His bond was fixed at
$500. J. K. Scott defended him.
Last October. Kleinau is alleged to
have entered the Julius Deyvejonck
restaurant, 126 Twentieth street, and
held up the proprietor at the point
of a gun in a dispute over a 50-cenT
The man made his escape. Nine days
ago, he again entered the restaurant
and was recognized by the proprietor,
who immediate;..- reported the matter
to the police. The arrest followed.
Kleinau attempted to prove an alibi,
but the evidence against him was over
whelming. : HATF IQ ARRANHPn
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FOR TRACK MEETING
Representatives of the high schools
of the three cities met yesterday even
ing at Rock Island high school and de
cided uion May 10 as the da"e for hold
ing the annual tri-c.ity track and field
meet to decide the tri-city champion
ship. Davenport holds the title at
present and seems in a fair way of re-
taming u iiiougn iuick island lias a lar
I Ixjfer chance of wresting away the
j honor this year than for some years
i The local athletes will have their
' first, real test May 3, when the Big
Eight meet is held at Galesburg. May
31 the team will compete in an open
: meet at Iowa Ci'y.
ENDS APRIL SESSION
The executive council of the Mod-, Uouors- From the first race the 50
ern Woodmen of America adjourned ; ard dash the juniors took the lead
its Aprii session in this city yesterday.
They were together four days during
which time they transacted routine
business, allowing 03o death claims
i to make the distribution accordingly,
i It is expected that the fund will
amount to $2",i)ii0.
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. Phone West 227.
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HONORS ON TRACK
Third Year Athletes of High
School Wins First Place in
SOPHOMORES COME SECOND
Freshmen Make More Points Than the
Seniors Crawford Carter Is
Hie junior class of the local high
school won the track and field chain-
pionship this morning. The annual in
terclass meet was held at Reservoir
park, and a large crowd was on hand
at the beginning of the events. The
final count, of points was as follows:
Juniors, 57; sophomores, 30; freshmen,
11, and seniors, 10. The seniors again
lost out through lack of interest,
whereas the third year men had en
tries in each event, who proved them
selves capable of running off with
iana hePl 11 throughout, the meet.
HALF li.K SI"tvrTACTI..AH.
The half mile race proved to be the
surprise package. AH expected Chalk
of the junior class to win this race
with esse, and he took the lead at the
gun and maintained it throughout the
first lap, but, about the middle of the
second round, Crawford Carter, who
came second in the cross country,
jdrew nearer and nearer, and in the
I last 50 yards, with a plucky spurt,
passed the third year man, and won
the first place, leaving Chalk five yards
I behind for second place. The results
'of the race were as follows:
Fifty yard dash Time, 5 3-5 sec
onds. First, Hippler 'U : second,
Clarke '15; third, Kipp '14; fourth,
St buck '16.
Running high jirmp Height. ', feet
'i inch. First, t tie i Illadel '1" and
Hippler '14; third. Culley '15; fourth,
Mile run Time, 5 minTrtes and 20 I
Carter '15; third
HI AltTKit TIII.F. DASH.
Running broad jump Distance, IS
feet Cii inches. First, Clarke '15; s-c- I
or,d. Thomas '1C: third. Pbil brook 14; j
fourth. Blade! 'in. ;
1ni yard dash Time. 11 1-5 seconds, j
First, Clarke '15: second. Hippler "14; j
third. Kipp '11: fourth. Chalk '14. !
Shot put Distance. 35 ff-et inch-
h. First, Chalk '14: second. Glass '14;
third. Hippler 14; fourth, Johnson '16.
; Quarter mile dash Time, ZH 4-5 set- .
ends. First, Kipp '14: second, Chalk
"14; third. Wilson '10; fourth, Dripps
I 22'1 yards midget race (no points!
awarded in this race Tims Vfc i.s
7 lends. First Jone "If.- Kei-r.nrf iv.
I'lfi; third, Doericg '15; fourth, Morris
j Discus throw Distance, S4 feet 10
i inches. First. Hippler '14: second,'
j Glass "14; third. Whisler '14; fourth.!
; McXefl '13. (Whi.sier did not enter un-
'i til tb firu two trials were over. His
during the summer months
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best throw hit the Jumping standard
and was disqualified.)
Half mile Time, 2 minutes 24 1-5
seconds. First. Carter MS; second.
Chalk '14; third, Thomas '16; fourth.
Pole vault Height 7 feet 10 inches.
First (t4e), McNeil 13, and StaudiAar
'15; third. Potter '15; fourth, Kane '14.
George Prestol and George Mann,
who were arrested for figliting yes
terday morning, paid lines of $1 and
cestb this morning.
James Gallagher wound up a jag
with repentance and a $2 fine.
, Thomas Moran, mooching on the
streets in an effort to obtain sufficient
funds to purchase a new pair of shoes,
New and Second Hand Store
has removed to its new location
1620 Second Avenue
THE PIPE OF PEACE
as well as enjoyment is the pipe of fragrant tobacco which
all smokers can obtain here. Our cigars are admittedly
the best in town, both for flavor and drawing qualities
and our imported and domestic cigarets are of a distinctly
All smokers who patronize this store once will surely
come again because here they know they get the best '
OPPOSTTE HABPER HOUSE,
a 20-day sentence this
Roy Noble and J. Sharp, the men
whose suspicious actions at Sears
about a month ago, led to their arrest,
were liberated this morning and,-nr-
uerea out oi town. i ne men were
digging in the vicinity of the Sears
power plant for nearly three hours,
and it was believed that tbey were
endeavoring to locate some stolen
swag which had been planted there.
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of the muscles due to cold or damp,
or enronic rheumatism, neither of
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