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THE ROCK ISLAND' ARGUS. TUESDAY. MAY 27, 1913.
JOHN SAMOAN IS
THE COUNTY JAIL
Man Charged With Crime
Against Nature, Pleads
Guilty to Assault.
WILCOXSIN CASE NOW UP
Alleged to Have Robbed Saloon
In Company With Harry
Anderson, both of whom were employ
ed at the Rock Island Plow company,
got on a spree and went to a saloon
on Ninth street and. Fifth avenue
where they held up the place and rob
bed the till of $22.S5. Anderson Is
alleged by the prosecution to have re
pented and he will be the principal
witness against the defendant, who
fled to Gary, lad., "where ha was ar
rested. The jury hearing the case is
C. W. Finck. P. H. Edwards, Fred
Hanache. J. S. Milton, E. H. Anderson,
Frank Nelson, John McShaae, Chris
Bakef. 11. Hackerson. J. P. F.arke, Ja
cob Wolfley and A. H. Marselus.
NAMED FOR YEAR
AGED MAN STRUCK
BY MOVING TRAIN
Inmate of the Quincy Soldiers'
Home Fall's Under Wheels
Eight Foot Cut Off.
There was a sudden termination of
t.he rase against John Samoan, charg
ed with a crime against nature, when
It was called in circuit court yester
day afternoon. Slate's Attorney Floyd
D. McLane Selected as Pres
ident of Association Last
The Y. M. C. A. board of directors
Thompson found he was without hishelrJ 518 -Mav meeting last evening.
star witness and that he could not go j The most important item of the even-
to trial witn any nope or securing a
conviction on the above charge. Sa
moan was then induced to plead sulity
to an assault and battery charge and
was given 15 days in the county Jail.
This morning through his attorney.
Miles Collins of Davenport. he paid Iiis
fine of 27.95 and was released from
wii,roxn cask ov
The case of Arnold Wilcoxsin.
charred with robbery, is now being
heard. State's Attorney Thompson Is
prosecuting and John K. Scott de
fending. It is alleged that on the ev-
ing's business was the election of of
ficials for the association for the com
ing year. '
The officers elected are. President,
C. D. McLane; vice president, E. B.
McKown; recording secretary, W. E.
Martin. The treasurer's position was
left to be filled at a later meetiag.
In addition to the election of officers,
matters of routine business were at
tended to. Mr. McLane gave a brief
and interesting report of some of his
cb?ervatlons at the recent interna-
enlng of Feb. 13 Wilcoxsin and Harry i tional convention at Cincinnati
Leave It to Our Honesty
and Good Judgment
Pav Us S22 to $40.
Walking too close to a west-bound
Burlington passenger train this morn
ing, Hans Leptien, an aged inmate of
the Quincy Old Soldiers' home, be- j
came confused and in attempting to '
step back from the track, lost his bal-
ance and fell under the moving cars, j
His right foot was cut off above the '
ankle and the victim was taken to St. '
Anthony's hospital, where he was
I placed on the operating table this af- j
! ternoon. His chances for recovery
! are silent
i lie accident occurred on the Bur
lington tracks between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets aboiu
o'clock. Leptien is 55 or 60 years of
nee and came to Rock Island several
days ago on a furlough. He visited :
the mayor's effice and was directed to
a boarding house, where he left a suit
case containing a bank book, showing
deposits aggregating $2,200 in a Quin
cy bank. After leaving his room, the
old man never returned, and the sup
position Is that he became confused
and was unable to locate the house.
His suitcase has not been found.
The old man has relatives In Daven
port and also In this city. Fritz Mey
er, 2613 Thirteenth avenue. Rock Is
land, is related to the veteran sol
dier, but the names of relatives in
Davenport have not been learned.
The victim of the accident was about
75 years of age, and was born at
Wellendorf, near Rill, Sch!eswig-Hol-6tein.
When a young man he made a
trip around the world as a sailer, and
came to America several years before
the Civil war. In 1SC0 he enlisted in
a M'ssouri company and served
throughout the war. Of late he has
been an inmate of the Soldiers' and
Sailors' home at Quincy, and about a
j week ago came to Rock Island on a
Exclusive Local Dealer in Fine
Clothes Tailored to Order by
Ed. V. Price & Co., Chicago
NEXT Friday we will again pay reverance to the
brave boys in blue and grey who fought so nob
ly for this great country of ours. That was years ago
but their bravery will never be forgotten and the
least we can do is place a wreath on their graves and
keep their memory greens
But whether it is the bine or the grey that we
:wish to remember we will want to be well clothed
and well dressed. Decoration day really opens the
and the question of
clothing can no
longer b overlooked.
DROPS DEAD l
Man Whose Name Appears to
Be Robert Evans Succumbs
Stepping From Car.
A middle aged man whose name,
judging from papers in his pockets,
was Robert Evans, alighted from a
street car at Second avenue and Nine
teenth street near Spencer square
late this afternoon end had Just enter
ed the park when he reeled and fell
The body was taken to Wheelan's
undertaking parlors on Third avenue.
rriday, May 6),
Decdration Day j
HOGUE and His IQWAij
STATE Regimental Band I
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'r 25 Off On All Ladies' Clothing
Because of the backward season Because of too much rain
and cold weather we find too much stock on hand. Conse
quently we are going to make a twenty-five per cent reduction
on all ladies clothing this week. Sale lasts this week only. One
fourth off the regular marked price Note the original price
tags, deduct one-fourth and you will see the saving on the suit
or coat cr dress or hat you want
LADIES SUITS We've a big stock, they come in black and
white checks, Blue Serges, Greys, Black and white stripe serge
etc Prices range from $14.75 up to $34.50. One-Four Jh ol
LADIES COATS Style the latest, come in white serge, blue
serge, white cord, 'Bedford cord, etc. Prices range from $5.00
up to $22.50. One-Fourth off.
DRESSES Serge, ail dolors, Velvets, Bedford cords, Ratine's
etc. $8.75 up. One-Fourth off this price.
SUp-Ons $6.75 and up
Blue serges, prices up to $20, this sale $14.75
Any suit in the house priced up to $20, special $14.75
Plenty of greys and blacks, $14.75 and up.
When its furniture, rusrs and house furnishings you want, make a bee line for Gately's. You
A can buy for less and pay as is convenient when you buy here.
Remember You Can Pay for These at $1.00 Per Week
Iowa official band for 20 years, representing Iowa
at every presidential inauguration since 1892 and
every governor since 1894.
30 Musicians 30
Special Soloist, Maybella Wagner Shank of
of Savage's Grand Opera in Duets
with Harold Christina,
Special Admission 10c
307-309 20th St. Rock Island
OFFICER IS GIVEN
Lieutenant George E. Norton
cf the Arsenal Is Made a
Notification has bet-n received in
the tri-citles that President Wilson, on
May 20, caused to be issued by the
secretary cf war an order appointing
Lieutenant George R. Norton, ord
nance department, on duty at the
Rock Island arsenal, a captain in the
ordnance department to take effect
June 20. 1913.
Captain Norton has betn on duty at
the Rock Island cince Aug 1 of last
year, coming here from the Water
town arsenal, Boston, Mass. His
many friends are much pleased to
hear of his well deserved promotion.
rereived a cable dispatch from bia
sister, Miss Julia B. Higginson, stat
ic that she was afe in Smyrna. It
had been feared that she might have
been one of tjie passengers on board
the steamer Nevada, which sank on
Saturday after striking three mines in
the Gulf of Smyrna,
Boston Francis L. . Hifiginson, Jr.,
ELEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL IS
FOUND TO BE DELINQUENT
This morning fn county court. Judge
B. S. Bell found Cora Griggsby, aged
11 years, a delinquent child and Mrs.
Margaret Schroeder Vas named as
guardian. The mother, Mollie Griggs
by, is now an inmate of the county
jail bat is to be released and the child
will be turned over to her.
Attend the Dance
May 28, at the
by the My Club
H PERSONAL POINTS )
Mrs. .C. E. Smith, 937 Thirtieth
street, has gone to Worcester, Ohio,
called there by the dath of her sis
ter, Mrs. D. C. Curry.
Rev. and Mrs. Marion Humphreys
and eon, Marion, Jr., were in the city
yesterday afternoon enrone from Chi
cago to their future home at La Junta,
CAPTAIN A. J.WHITNEY
IS GROWING WORSE
Captain A. J. Whitney, 217 Fif
teenth street, who was stricken with
paralysis Sunday afternoon, is report
ed to be no better. He lapsed in an
unconscioi'a state last n!sht and to
day is in a precarious condition:
Tab Time to Dress.
She (getting ready to go out What
are you looking at? He I'm juet
watching whether that bouse opposite
will he finished 6zt or jou.-FUestto'l-flatter.
We are told thiit rest la a great beau
tiller yet hoboes are not handsome. '
From a schorl examination paper:
Positive, much; comparative, not much;
On a bill of fare we read: "Deviled
crabs a In dlable" which somehow re
minded ns of the man who ordered "a
mall demitasse of black cafe notr."
4 southern paper prints this bright
bit from o correspondent: "The differ
ence between life and love Is that Ufo'i
Jnst one darned thing after anothei
and love's two darned things after on
another." Boston Transcript. ' .
All the news all the time The Argus.
Enroll now for the summer
term at Brown's Business
CttUegw. Rock Island. Phone
Weat 1974. .