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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, .MONDAY, MAY 19, 1913.
ANXIOUS TO HAVE
TRIED HERE FIRST
State's Attorney F. E. Thomp
son Leaves for Pekin to Con
fer Over Stratton.
EARLY BUSINESS MAN
v PASSES FROM EARTH
IS POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED i
Thomas Jefferson In Jail Her Says
Fal Planned Silvia Robbery In
Which Crowder Wat Killed.
y'TA Clyd? St.-arton, notorious crim
Iral and no'ed veteman. he trieri in
Hock Island county cn a charge of
murder, cr will h have a hearing cn
a burger!; chirr" at Pekin first?
Stj.te'o Attorney Floyd E. Thompson
1b mighty anxious to knew, and In or
to find out he will lpave this evening
for Pfklu, here Stratton Is Incarcer
ated or a conference with the state's
attorney of that city.
ASTEI IOH MIRUER.
Stratton is alleged to be the "brains"
cf the pang or dynamiters that robbed
the bank at Silvls last December, in
Riding wounds upon J. Lee Crowder
fiom which he died larch 17. Thom
as Jefferson was caught soon after the
crime at Mollne while on a street car,
but the rest of the party made their
gftaay. Jefferson maintained a stui
born silence regarding his pals until
word came to the city that Stratton
had been apprehended. In fear of a
nerktie party in which be would be
the principal gu.'st of honor, Jefferson
concluded to "peach" on h!s chl?f. and
this he did wheu a picture of Stratton
was shown him.
KT A (LKW.
The first clew that loral officers had
that Stratton was wanted here came
when a raid of Strattons apart.mejta
In Chicago revealed letters written
,lfrom Jefferson to Stratton. In the
communication were the "pet names"
by which the thugs were known, and
immediately Stratton was connected
with the Silvis crime. Stratton had
dynamited a postofflco at McCool, Ind.,
and a big quantity of stamps wa
found in his Gat in Chicago.
Stratton wa3 given five years to the
federal peniteutlary at Leavenworth,
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PIONEER DIES IN
S24 a yea:
r. A warm session is ex-
Richard Crampton. -
TO MASON CITY
Change Takes Place Oct. 1, Fol
lowing Merger With Colby
Th Midland Motor company's plant
will be removed from East Mollne to
Mason City, Iowa, Oct. 1, In line with
the merger of the Midland and Colby
auto concerns as announced in Sat
urday's Argus. Details of the merger
were made public today. The capi
talization wiil be increased from two
to four millions of dollars, and both
the Colby and Midland cars will be
manufactured at Mason City, Iowa,
where the Colby concern is now locat
ed. Officers of the Colby company
made a tour of inspection at the Mid
land concern Saturday, and arranged
the amalgamation of the two com
panies. J. J. Beebe, secretary of the
Midland plant, will act as secretary
and general manager of the new con
cern. The separate directorate bor.rds
will loin in one body and direct the
Kan., bu: made his escape by crawling 1 affairs of the joint business interests,
cn his stomach through a sewer, mak- j .
Ing the third time he had succeeded
Richard Crampon Fasses Away
at Noon In Business Here
in Early Days. """"
Richard Crampton. a resident of
Rock Island for over half a century
passed away at neon tcday at ihe
Moline hospital after several weeks
confinement at the institution. Al
though he had been failing lor more
than a year his condition was not con
sidered critical until lately and the
news of his death comes as a shock
to his many friends who knew him
during his leng residence in the city.
He was born in Ireland January 7,
(.1833 and came to this country when
I but a young man. He first resided in
I New York but a few years later came
I west and chose Rock Island as his
' heme. Ditrin? his residence in the
city he was engaged In tne 000k,
; stationary and blank book business
! and his death marks the passing of
one cr the cut s ciaest mercnanis. .
Besides his wife he is survived by
for children, Mrs. Webs'or Hakes.
Muscatine. Ia.; Mrs. Arthur Heurt
ley. Oak Park; .Richard L. Crampton,
Evanr-ton and Dr. George S. Cramp
ton. Philadelphia, Pa.
The funeral will be private and the
notice wi'.l be given later.
ITVEB.IL OF JOH R. WARXEH.
The funeral of John R. Warner was
held this afternoon at the residence,
2S32 Fifth avenue. The services at
the home were conducted by Rev.
Humphreys and the services at the
grave were in charge of the Masons.
The Blue lodge ritualistic rites were
said at the grave. The Masons at
tended the funeral in a body and those
who acted as pallbearers were H. A.
Clevenstine, H. B. Hayden, Frank Jen
kenson, Henry Carfie. John Campbell
and R. F. Ralston. Interment was
made at Chippiannock cemetery-
Pcorian Bests Allison of Spring
Valley in Eight Rounds
Draw for Burge.
Over 200 fight fans boarded the Mar
quette at Moline yesterday afternoon
and Journeyed up stream, where three
fast bouts were staged. The main go
was an eight round affair between
Shoemaeher of Pecria and Allison of
Spring Valley, the decision going to
the former. Shoemacher was strong
in the opening rounds and had things
pretty much his owti way. In the final
stages Allison woke up and showed
well. Had the fight gone a few more
rounds, It is believed that the Spring
Valley pug would have brought home
One of the prettiest matches of the
afternoon wa3 that between Eddie
Verger of Spring Bailey and "Battling"
Eurgey of Moiine. The go was clean
and lightning fast throughout. A draw
decision was well received. In a four
round preliminary between "Kid"
Farmer and Steve McGinley, no de
cision was given.
William B. Winkler Narrowly
Escapes Serious Injury in
THROWN TO THE PAVEMENT
Street Car Hits Machine Pushing It in
Way of Cyclist Close Call for
A triple collision in which a motor
cycle driven by William B. Winkler,
1020 Tenth avenue, an automobile driv
en by Jerome O'Connor and a street
car were the principals, occurred
about 4:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon on Fifteenth street. The fact
that no one was severely injured in
the smashup is considered miraculous.
According to reports Winkler was
going south on Fifteenth street on his
motorcycle when a car, driven by
O'Connor, which was directly in his
path, backed out upon the street car
tracks. The driver of the automobile
did not notice an approaching street
car and he- was struck and pushed
out to the jight side of the street
Winkler was unable to check his speed
and the vehicles met. He was
thrown to the pavement, and when
picked up It was found that he escaped
serious injury and suffered only a few
minor cuts and bruises. His motor-
i cycle was demolished.
Cecil Ayers, t clerk at the tTlle
meyer drug store, 1101 Fifteenth
street, was the victim in another mot
orcycle accident that occurred yester
day afternoon, when an automobile
collided with a motorcycle. The acci
dent in which Ayers was slightly in
jured occurred at the corner of Fourth
avenue snd Twenty-fourth street, just
as the two were idaking the turn. The
driver of the autompblle, who was re
ported to be a man named Johnson of
Moline, was on the wrong side of the
INJURED LAD IS
John Bredar, Who Was Injured
in Muscatine, Regains His
After lying in a comatose state for
nearly a week, John Bredar, the
young man of this city who was so
seriously injured in a fall from his
motorcycle at Muscatine a week
ago yesterday, regained conscius
ness Friday and was able to
recognize his mother, Mrs. Nicholas
Brader, who was at his bedside.
Physicians now agree thit the youns
man has an excellent chance to re-
street, otherwises the accident 'might rurudjsaims.raaram
have been avoided. . was unconscious and it was feared
I there had been a concussion of the
In Mother's Medicine Chest j brain.. It ia expected that he will be
are standard remedies which have ' brought to his home in this city the.
stood the test of time remedies which middle of the week, if ha continues
their-mothers and grandmothers had
used before them, such as Lydia E.
Pit kbam's Vegetable Compound, which
for nearly forty rears has been cur
ing the women of this country from
the worst form of female ills; merit
alone could have stood such a test of
time and won such an enviable rec
ord. (Adv.) . .
to gain strength.
All those having outstanding bills
against the Eagles for the fair are re
quested to submit same to Joseph
Grotegut. secretary, before Thursday
night, May 22. By order of commit
in breaking out cf prison. Recently he
vbs indicted at Pekin on a charge of
btirglary and larceny, It being claimed
that be icbhcd .Mackinaw's store. A
picture was taken of him at Pekin and
this was positively identified by Jef
fers'in as th man who p'.anucd the
1 oi i.n m: itrjii Tr.n.
Firm in a b'.-lie? that the officials at,
Pekin will allow Stratton to be
broupht here and tried on a murder
charge. State's Attorney Thompson
will leave tonight for the purpose of
completing the arrangements for such
procedure. Strattcn's indictment could
be nolle prossed, and a.'ter his trial
here. If a convictio.n failed, li could
be reindicted anj tried at Pekin on
the burglary and larceny charge.
Harry Ciark was arrested Saturday
night by Officer Kirsch while attempt
ing to c.-.ter the John Volk planing
mill at Eighteenth street and Fourth
avenue. This mcming fee .was sen
tenced to 20 dtys in the county jail.
Charles Wheat, under full head of
steam, ftarted a rough house in the
New Harper Saturday eve. He paid
$3 and corts.
MAC ALLIFFE FIXERAL.
The body of Eugene Mac Auliffe ar
rived in Rock Island yesterday after
noon from New York City and was
taken to Calvary cemetery where in
terment was made. Father J. F. Lock
ney conducted services at the grave.
CIVIL WAR RENDS
THE MOLINE CLU
Battle Is on to Determine
Whether Thirsty Shall Be
Robert noes'.)ck paid
$1 and costs
The r.fw uniforms for
force have been ordered
meycr and Sterling.
SUvls. r.l.. May 17. 1D13. Notice is
hereby givrn that I will not be
sponsible for any dbis contracted by
Daniel D. PoUlt-cr. after this dat.
;;RS. EMMA A. POTTIGER.
Shall the Moline club be wet or dry
That is the all absorbing question of
moment which is now before the
members of that august body. For 17
long years, no foamy steins, no ap
petising cock tails or invigorating rick
eys have profaned the sacred pre
cincts cf the club rooms. That is a
long time between drinks, and some
of the younger members have inaug
urated a rebellion which threatens to
split the club into two separate fac
tions and promulgate a battle which
wjll cause the civil war episode to !
pale into insignificance. The ballot i
of the wits and the drys will be 1
cast tomorrow night, at which time
two other questions are up for de-1
cision. These are: Shall billiard and'
pool games be free to members, and !
shall the dues ba reduced from $30 to
Harding's Death Believed Acci-
dental Was Witness in i
Free Love Case. i
BEAUTIFUL ROCK ISLAND
But llt.Me lipht has been thrown
upon tha murder mystery involving
the discovery of a corpse in the waters
cf the Mississippi Saturday morning,
and the Identification of the rema:ns
as thoe cf Frank Harding of Don
ahue, Iowa. The Inquest will probably
be hM tomorrow.
It has been lcarred that. Harding
a an lmpor;tnt witness for the e'ate
in a case agair.st the free love colony
recently uncarthej in Hickory Grove
tcwnsh'.p. Indications a; first pointed
to foul piay, es there re several
gashes In his sciln. and Jhn Sarrbo.
th" man arainst whom the drowned
man's testimony was most damag'ng.
had made threats against the witness.
The murder theory was abandoned,
however, as Sambo has been on the 1
farm since the case was up in court.
Hardirg was lait seen alive May S. j
when he testified in the case before .
the grand jury. Finishing his ttl-1
mony at 11 o'clock ia the morning, j
Harding is supposed to have started ;
for the Milwaukee station. .After,
leaving the court house. Harding made j
his way to the river front, there to ;
wait his train. At the court house be 1
appeared to be under the influence i
of intoxicants, and the theory is that !
while sitting on the edge of a barge, ;
the man lost hia balance and fell Into
BURGLARS ENTER MOLINE
CLUB SATURDAY EVENING;
Thieves effected an entrance to the I
Moline club late Saturday nlgbj, $15
in cash being secured. Checks to the I
amount of $100 were spurned by the 1
burglars and were disdainfully
etrewn over the Coor. 10 arrests
have been made.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver !
Tablets will clear the sour stomach, 1
sweeten the breath and create a beal-'
thy appetite. They promote the flow j
of gastric juice thereby inducing good
digestion. Sold by all druggists.
Floral contest. Prizes offered by the Civic department
cf tee Seek Island Women's club. Contest open to every
one. Children' especially urged to enter.
The following prizes are offered:
Af$10 prize in each ward for the greatest improvement
of front yard fror June to Oc:. 1.
A $10 prize in each ward for the greatest improvement
in back yard from June to Oct. 1.
A $3 prize in each ward for the best improvement of
A 53 prize in each ward for the best vine-coversi
A $3 prize in each ward for the best vine or foliage
covered back fence.
A $3 prize in each ward to children under 15 years of
age for best kept flower garden.
A $3 prize in each ward to children under 15 years of
age for best kept vegetable garden.
A special prize of $5 for the best camera pictures tak
en before and after the improvement, whatever it may be,
the picture to be printed in the city papers later on.
To the ward presenting the best appearance Oct. 1
there will be given a special ward banner.
Judges will be appointed to inspect places both before
the improvement is made and after. No contestant will
be allowed to contest for more than one prize. Seeds and
plants will be provided for those who are not able to pur
Apply to your ward chairman for entry cards. The
ward chairman are as follows: 4
First Mrs. Rudolph Nuess'u, 429 Fourth streei.
Second Mrs. R. M. Pearce, 1132 Fourth avenue.
Third Mrs. J. R. Tuckis, 1201 Fourteenth -and-a -half
Fourth Mrs. B. D. Connelly, 724 Nineteenth street.
Fifth Mrs. R. J. Fullertcn, 1620 Twenty-second
Sixth Miss Katherine Larkin, 656 Thirtieth street.
Seventh Mrs. G. W. Borg, 4226 Seventh avenue.
ART EXHIBIT -
Thursdav, Friday and
Saturday of 1 his Week.
Prizes Will Be Awarded for
workmanship and originality
Another Solid Week of Notable "Value-Giving Attractions With Every
Department in the Store Fairly Teaming With Renewed Activity.
FAMOUS FOR COATS AND SUITS
THE BIG STORE ON THE BROADWALK
We Will Repeat the Art Ex
hibit Recently Held, and In
vite All A dmirers of Art Nee
dle Work to Bring in Their
Pieces for Display.
OPENING SALES FOR TUESDAY
Featuring 3 Big Special Lots o Skirts Underpriced
360 Handsome Tailored Skirts Choice of any One in A QO
Special Lot $6.00, $7.00 Up to $8.00 Values at tJJTW 'O
AH tlie choicest colorings, styles and fabric tailored according to the latest dictates of fashion. This lot of
ekirts was obtained from a great Xew York maker who sold them at a special price providing his name was
mentioned in conntction with the sale it's the greatest skirt snap of the season.
Choice of the Stock of
Over 200 Hundred
Skirts, $5.00 and
The fabric range is broad and is com
prised of the best selling styles pro
duced for the present season's selling;
the colors are black, tans, grays and
fancy mixtures; strictly pure all-wool
materials; at the prices we name on
these skirts, it would pay you to get
one now, even if you don't wear it un
til later in the year; we will never be
able to duplicate this offer:
This is positively the greatest skirt
value that was ever sold in our ready-to-wear
department. Starting tomor
row choice 200 skirts at $3.98.
mm M wmm
Choice of the Stock in
One Big Group of
$4.50 and $5.00
' Skirts at Only
It's .your chance tomorrow to got one
of the handsome skirts we offer dur
ing this sale; from this Collection of
skirts you may choose one to suit your
own individual figure and probably
without alteration as the size range i
so broad. .Among the materials you
will find the popular hair-line serges
in black and white, with numerous
other fabrics and styles.
These skirts cannot be duplicattd anv
place for less than $5.00: some places
even more. Your choice from more
than 200 styles $2.98.
Final Sweeping Reductions of the Coats
and Suits More Than 200 Garments In
cluded In Two Extremely Low Priced Lots
Our Regular $22 and
$22.50 Suits, Tuesday
lO;ir J?etitt7nr &1R nnrl
P $20 Coats, Tomorrow
Stunning styles in the new summer
coats, light weight mateiriaVs ia
novelties and plain serges, some
are fancy trimmed, others plain
tailored effects. The color, style
and fabric range Is big with scarce
ly any two models alike; the popu
lar three-quarter length style pre
dominate with side front fasten
ings. About 75 coats go in this lot
at about half price. Come tomor
row while the assortments are complete.
We received today 300
new middy and Balkan
blouses, made of fine qual
ity white linene with red
or blue sailor collars and
pockets, a complete range
of sizes for misses and
Tailored suits made up in
wool mixtures and the staple'
shades of wool serges, Jackets areV
plain tailored and fancy styles. '
with lace trimmed collars an!
el styles, others are draped effects
the size range is broad, and in
lot are hardly any two alike. We
cannot place too much emp'iasls on
advising you to come early. Kvery
cne knows the superior quality of
these garments, and at tha unusul
price they are sure to go rapidly.
Long Cloth and Fine
Nainsook Corset Cov
ers, Values to 89c,
Over 400 distinct ttyles In one
lot, composed of dainty new cre
ations in laces and embroider
ies, on materials of the finest
longcloth and nainsooks, made in
both the regular and extra sizes,
garments that would sell in a reg
ular way at 69c, 75c and 89c. Spe
cial during this sale to advertise
the famous line.
Tuesday Sale of White Undermuslins and
Lingerie Wear Showing for the First Time
Many Exquisite Creations in Summer Waists
'U ft At
Beautiful Voile and Hand
Lawn Waists at vOC
Positively the greatest waist val
ues ever offered, new ""Summer
models, in voiles, fine fiaxocs and
lawn waists, some daintily trim
med in fine laces, otbers with
hand embroidered fronts, '' both
white and colored, embroidery,
all sizes ia this lot..
Fine French Lawns and
Sheer Flax on d1 Cf
Waists at ipl.OU
New and dainty creations in
lace end embroidery trimmed lin
gerie waists, open fronts and
backs, trimmed in swiss embroid
eries, linen and Valenciennes
laces, otbers in plainer styles
with fine pin tucked fronts and
Nainsook, Crepe and
Long Cloth Gowns,
Values 125 and 1.50,
25 dozen garments, all clean,
.white, fresh stock, grouped for
Tuesday's selling on tables
many cf the gowns were obtain
ed at a very special price con
cession to run at the above price
during this sale; the styles are
right V neck and slip-over styles,
daintily trimmed in the flneat of
laces and embroideries, both reg
ular and extra sizes.