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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MAT S8,t1S13.
ON DARK STREET
"Jack the Hugger" Makes At
tack Upon Mrs. William
WAS ENROUTE TO HER HOME
Unknown Assailant Follow
' and Companions From Empire
Run When Screams Start.
"Jack the Hugger" is getting busy
again in the city. Last evening as
Mr. Will Thompson. 1120 Seventeenth
street, was going to her home about
11 o'clock, a man suddenly grabbed
her. He held her lianas tightly for a
moment and as the scared woman gave
vent to her fright by loud and contin
ued screams, the ruffian took to his
heels and disappeared into the
The incident occurred on Nineteenth I
itreet between Ninth and Tenth ave-'
ni:es. Mfg. Thompson and Miss Alice
Thompson had been to the Empire
theatre. As they left, the playhouse
thy noticed a man walking behind
them. H continued to follow tbem
up Nineteenth street and then cross
ed the etre?t. V.'alking'to the corner,
he turned around and came back to
ward. item ai:d suddenly msde a lunge
at Mrs. Thopmon whn she was In
frrnt of the home of John W. Quinlan,
930 Nineteenth street.
iu:i.r mi:h iiak.
Putting his arms around her, he
caught her hands, but before he could
make another move, the screams of
the oman beram" to lrud that the
asrailrnt in turn became frightened
anil started for the corner, running as
raridiy as he cou'.d. The police were
notified but sh the v.-oman's de?crip- j
tion was meacrr, the offirers had lit
tie ,o work on ar.d no arrests have
Mrs. Thompson does remember that
tV fellow v. kb heavy set with a eloucn j
hit pulled dov. n over his eyes and a
ccih tonFidprably too small for him. j
The rubber heeln on his shoes made
k very dilTirult to h:r him. She could
nv ree Ills fn-e rler.rly because of tne
dsrkr.rs cr.il the way in which
ho way in which hisiCarny and is held in the county jail
hp fhadod r!s features. Th Incident I under $400 bonds. Ker case has bnen
'leatrd consfdprr.hlf excitement onjeoxinued until tomorrow. Florence
Nlretpenth ftrrot and lr wo-jld not be has been a constant companion of the
healthy for any mi ennht repeating
tlif nffnir of lrrt evening.
SOPHIE TUCKER IS
A WIFE 10 YEARS
divorce Ilevcals Actress' Har
riac tr Man Cruel to
Chics -;o. 111.. Msy ?. Eiaminai on
cf the reccrds cf tha succesvi'ui U.
rrc ;rrcecd.ngR of S. Uel e Tuck f.
i-cuis linn yps'craay discio?ed sev
eral events nrt hitherto clironicled.
One Is "hat Sophie Turker, former
lr.usiral comedy stir now appearing 13
ribaret. hts been married
r.iony was performed nearly te.i years
ago. The second trifle (;f information
Is that Sophie has a child
Is that she is divorced.
A fourth disclosure is a susiiicloa
that Miss Tucker is c-ntempla'ing an-
ether and more surcfssf'il ma'rimon-
ial venture. She says 'she has not;
lived with Tuck for seven years, and!
, her friends suggested that if
: 'cruelty she alleges has only
Footwear is the final detail that gives tone and harmony to the entire outfit.
If there is any one time of the year when good footwear is essential it's now.
Our display of exclusive and classy shoes has never been equalled.
Xew styles in White Xubuck, Canvas and the new Mexican Cloth Shoes or
Oxfords, button or ties and the new Pumps; either high or low heels.
Just the thing for Decoration Day and Commencement exercises, too.
The newest designs in Two Straps, Pumps, Oxfords and Sandals in all
These new Tip Pumps of ours at $3.00 in Gun Metal and $3.50 Brown and
Black Suede and Calfskin are certainly making a hit.
You'll find our Shoes are the best at every price and our Expert Fitting
Service means a just right shoe.
struck her with sufficient lore to
cause the suit. It Is possible there art
The divorce' was granted on March
21 with only one other witness, the
p'.aintiff's brother, O. C. Aubuza, of
66 West Ninth street. New York. He
corroborated ' his " sister's story of
cruelty and added that his mother al
ways had taken care of the actress'
! child. " "
"My husband has been guilty cf ex
treme and. repeated cruelty,'.' said the
wife. "It star'-ed two or three months
after we were married.. And he never
contributed anything to the support
of the child, now 8 years old.' Why,
I had to take the baby away and go
to my mother's because of that man e
crue'tv and the laneuae he used con-
staatlv. We have not lived tocether
for seven years."
Miss Tucker asked for the custody
of. the child. Judge Gibbons inquired
whether she could support it.
I sing m a cabaret shorn-," re
sponded Sophie. "I should say I can
So she was given custody. She
blushingly declined to speak of fu
CHOLINE SCENE OF
Harry Dewrose and Clarence
Moppin Struck by Care
less Auto Drivers.
Harry Dewrose, 1SG3 Twenty-third
avenue, Moline, was struck and seri
ously injured by an automobile driven
by R. K. Swan as he was attempting
i to walk across Thirteenth street early
last evening. Dewrcse was knocked
down and run over by the car and re
ceived a number of scalp wounds be
sides being injured about the cnest
Another accident occurred at the
corner of Fifteenth street and Six
teenth avenue when Clarence Moppin,
227 Ninth avenue, was thrown to the
i curbing by a car driven by Sam Wii-
i . Davenport . M. C.
;pln was not awiously injured.
:da3's 8? ordered out cf town, was ar-
Jircia i.iis mnrnirg ny u.Tirer .vie-i
: two highwaymen who perpetrated th
,hliur: cn the down-town streets Sat
I .larees Smith retirjj for the eight ;
'under a cca! cbu'e, but was aroused i
ficni h'.? slumbers by Officer Fitzptr-j
aid, who '.cund h;m a bed in the. sta-1
This moratng ha was fined $2 j
ar.c. costs. i
Four Mrxfcans ttartrd a rough h;:s?
in th-" Plii Grose last, night and wfr"
pin'hed. This morales they paii fiiis
cf 12 and costs each cn disorderly
; conduct charges.
Francis f pprror was fiaed end 1
-crsta for Jn.nkcnr.es 3.
Through an error, th" nam of Roy
Rejnoids wa3 omitted from the list cf
je'g'ntb pride graduates pt the Haw-
! thorne bthocl laEt evening.
On D&coraon Day
The fine steamer Morning Star will
: give an excursic 1 to Muscatine leav
( Ing Reck Island a: 2:45 p. m., arriving
honr at !'i:43 p. m.
w ill furnish
the mutic for dancinT.
W. A. BLAIR, Master.
: F. S. Rattermann Purser, (Adv.)
Florence Morton, who was several!10 nls wlle w5 ule P"""" -auBC ui
11 - v n h b h a u
Edward Warnken Commits Ter.
rible Crime in Fit of Un
WOMAN IS STILL LIVING
Couple Had Been Quarreling Previous
to Tragedy Deceased Was a
In a fit of jealcus rage, Edward
Warnken, aged 40, traveling salesman
employed by the Doellinger-Nelson
Candy company, Davenport, and re
siding at "46 Case street in that city,
fired two shots into his wife's oody
and then comniitteed suicide about 11
o'clock last evening at his home. His
wife's condition is regarded as ex
tremely critical and word from St.
Luke's hospital is to the effect that
she may not recover.
HAD. BEEN QVAHRKLlXi.
Neighbors say that the couple had
been sitting on their porch dur-
ing the evening and had been quarrel-!
ing. About 11 o'clock thsy went in
side and immediately there were pis
tel reports in rapid succession. In
vestigation proved that Mr. Warnken
had shot his wife twice, in the right
shoulder and through the heart with
a 32-calibre weapon. He had then
turned the revolver on himself, put
ting a bullet clear throu;h his fore-
i i ri i i "
neau. ini salesman u.ea ;n-.jk.j
but the wounded woman struggled j
her w-ay to the telephone and called
nri railed i
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.
I Stia wna talirn at rnfl to S Lllke'S
hospital and was unconscious until
today. She would make no statement
to the police of just what happened
but it is known that there had been
demestic unrest and dissension fcr
some time between the couple, both of
j whom had bem married before. It
J Is presumed that the husband's j3al
s i oucv of the attention other men paid
TWO ARE BURNED
IN MOLINE BLAZE
irry Holmes and R07 Haley
Injured in $15,000 Fire
Fire which gained its origin cither
from a live wire or spontaneous torn
bus' ion caused a los3 estimated at
Slo.OO at the garage owned by G. 1"!.
Huntoon, 1631 Sixth avenue, Moline,
about 8:20 o'clock this morning. Ha
ry Holmes and Roy Haley, two em-1
p'.oyes of the firm, were seriously j
Both Holmes and Haley were work
j ing under a car when the fire started. 1
! The blase originated in the drip pan j
j under the car which was flooded with
' gasoline and the men -ire at a loss to
' know w hether the explosion was e.aus
! ed by a live wire or by spontaneous
! combustion cf some rags they were
: using rr. their work.
' Immediately after the explosion
; Holmes rushed upstairs to warn his
ss ;k rmmip wpri livinir in tht
j rooms over the garage. After he sue-
j ceeded in rescuing her he jumped into
a large and (expensive automobile with
' his clothing still smoking and drove
the car from t'ie garage. Among the
machines burned were Pope Hart-
ford, a new Peerless roadster and an I i
American roadster. The three cars !
were reduced to ruins and cannot be j
repaired. Holmes, who received the j
worst burns, is 26 years of age, while j
his companion in the accident s is.
Neither of the men received burns
that would cause fatal results.
Judge B. S. Bell presided yesterday
at a number of insanity hearings con
ducted at the county infirmary. The j
medical commission composed of Drs. j
A. N. Mueller of this city and H. j
A. Beam of Moline conducted the ex- j
amination and found the following j
in need of mental treatment: Miner
va Drury. aged 74; Mrs. William
Petty, aged 86: Carl Samuelson, Mo-
line, aged 29: Xancy McDonald, Edg
ington, aged "6 and Mary Eckstrom,
aged 80, who recently jumped from a
window in the building and had her
left leg fractured.
FIRST WARD LEADS
IN CITY CONTEST
Today the First Ward nosed the
Third ward out of first place in the
city beautiful contest being conducted
by the Civic department of the Wom
an's club. The First ward has taken
a good lead and the other wards will
have to hurry to be in the running.
Thc fact that the Flrst uard is lea?
;ing is very encouraging to the Oric
department for it shows a real inter-1
est in the effort to make the city a
lovely garden spot. The Third ward
lias fallen to second place in the con
test but the ward chairmen are work
ing hard to place it in first position j
-r-i r-.,-, . - V.
!i rJ-KaVlV AL fUllMlCi II
Colonel and Mrs. Burham of Fort
t Leavenworth. Kan., are guests at the!
home of Captain and Mrs. W. A. Ros- J
enfield. ' j
Mi?s Josephine B. Sheldon, 841 j
Twenty-first street, has returned from '
her musical studies in Chicago for the j
John G. Ha ard and Edw ard L. '
Strate depart tomorrow for Urbana '
to attend the convention of Illinois !
postoffice clerks in session there Dec
oration day. Mr. Hazard will repre
sent the local body, while "Mr. Strate
goes in his capacity as secretary of i
Illinois state association of postofftce '
clerks. Mr. Ha ard will deliver a
J paper on "The Farcel Post, a Com- j
; parison of United States and European
) Systems." !
GUY A. FEELEY SPEAKER
AT ARSENAL EXERCISES:
Guy A. Feeley of Waterloo, former
speaker of the Iowa house of repre
sentatives, will be the speaker at the .
Memorial day exercises to be held at i
the arsenal next Friday afternoon. In I
crossing the bridge to the island the !
Moline contingen' will scatter flowers
on the river in memory of those who
lost their lives in the naval confliets
during the rebellion. !
QAPTA I N A. J. WHITNEY
ON ROAD TO RECOVERY
The condition of Captain A. J. Whit
ney, wlio suftered a stroke of paraly
sis Sunday, is reported to be much
bett-r today. He regained conscious
ness last night and today was able to
rccognir.3 and ta k to the members of
the tamily. The physician attending i
hio stated that i.e now
had a chance
LOCAL STORES ARRANGE
TO BE OPEN TONIGHT;
As is the usual Wednesday evening
custom the merchants, except the
dry goods stcres, will keep their !
! stores open this evening, but the var-
icus business houses will not be open
tomorrow evening. .Sometimes in The
past the stores were kept open on the
evenings prior to a holiday but this
plan ha3 been dispensed with. !
MISSION BODY ELECTION
Carter H. Jones, Seattle, Head of So
ciety for Foreign Work.
Detroit, Mich., May 28. The report ',
of the nominating committee of the :
American Baptist Foreign Mission so
ciety was one of the important mat
ters before the Northern Baptist con
vention here yesterday. Following
are the officers elected:
President Carter Helm Jones, Se
First Vice President Dr. Edward
Judson, New York.
Second Vice President John S.
Tuthill, Waterloo, Iowa.
Third Vice President J. A. Sunder
General Secretary Dr. Emery W.
Hunt, Granville, Ohio.
Recording Secretary George B.
Home Secretary Red P. Hamgard,
Treasurer Ernest S. BuUer. Bos
ton. Resolutions were adopted by the
convention setting aside the first Sun
day in March of each year to be
known as "denominational day." Re
ports of various committees on the
mission situation took up practically
all of yesterday's program.
Member or the Friday night bowl
iag teams banqueted at the Rock Is
land club last evening, to celebrate
the-close of the season. Interest this
year has been very keen, and Director
Roantree is highly elated at the Inter
est shown by the clnb members. The
banquet was served at 6:45 and a gen
eral period cf gcod fellowship ws en
Joyed. All the sews all tie time The
New Qrtfiar Hata
at 1-Z Price .
A purchase of al
most 100 magnifi
cent Outing Hats
of a leading manu
facturer at 50c on
the dollar, will be
placed on tale to
morrow." They are
l ratine, duck and
mr t 1 i -
Attractive Summer Frocks
A Group of Exceptionally High
Grade Dresses, Priced for Quick
Selling tomorrow, Thursday, at
LEVER Summer Frocks
of ratine, linen, lingerie,
white and colored voile, flow
ered crepe and tissues. A va
riety of styles and materials that gives
you unlimited opportunity for selec
tion splendidly, made garments,
each one worth double or more the ex
ceptionally low price that has been
put on them. It is a real opportunity
to complete your summer wardrobe at
a fraction of the expected cost.
All sizes for women and misses.
models in plain white, tan
and Copenhagen ramie linen
skirts offered for Thursday's
selling at this exceptiona
Linen, Pique and
unusual values at
$2.98 and $3.98
Dozens of attractive styles, embodying the very latest conceptions in waist fashions, of
lawns, lingerie, bat'". --oile and crepe, combimd with the new colored embroideries,
fine val. laces and edgings, blind and other embroideries. High neck, low neck, sailor
collar, short and Ions -'ve styles, all sizes; waists made to sell regularly for 1.25 and
1.50, all on sale at the one price, 08c.
I YAV 1
M J '
1 i' rf i
Linen and Ratine Suits 5.98, 6.98, 7.98 & 12.98
Combination suit's, skirt of plain color, coat in the new mottled check, in the skirt
coloring. Others in plain or demi-tailored effects, made of pure linen, Kussian crash
and ratine. All sizes. Unusual values at $5.08, $G.0S $7.08 and $12.08.
HORSE KILLED IN
DASH ON A BRIDGE
Team Frightened by Steamboat
; Passing in Mississippi at
' Muscatine, Iowa, May 28 One horse
wai killed, another badly injured,
while the driver, George Foster, of
Foster, 111., narrowly escaped death
ia a runaway on the high bridge at
about 8 o'clock Monday evening.
: Foster, who is proprietor of a gro
cery store, was driving" a heavy team
loaded with supplies for his place of
'We Should Worry- '
PHONE WEST 133
Home Tea Co.
225-227 Eighteenth Street.
IN THE HEART OF MOLINE
& EflbiflBH . Miss&s 3f Girls.
GROSSMAN LEADS OTHERS FOLLOW
Announce for Thursday a Sale
New, Fresh White Waists
f O Made to sell for
70L $1.25 and
The genuineness of these hats is unquestioned, and that is
enough to- arouse the interest of women posted on millinery
values, for it's something extraordinary to buy genuine Pan
ama hats at 4.08.
Decoration Day Special
A large table filled with Child-
ren's Hats plain and banded
styles ranging up to $3. SO--'
priced while they last at ... .
business. He bad traversed but a
short distance of the bridge, when a
steamboat, passing undertieath, f Tight
er ed the animals. They entered upon
a mad dash across the structure, cul
minating when the horses swerved to
one side and crashed into the iron
One of the animals met instant
death. Foster was hurled headlong
over the horses, escaping serious in
jury by alighting on his feet. He then
was compelled to walk to the city In
order to secure another pair( of
DECORATION DAY MILLI-
. NERY AT THE M. & K.
You won't wonder that M Sc K. are ;
proud of their beautiful display of
Decoration day millinery, but yo i'
may winder hew such hats caa be '
sold for so ".ittle. !
The greatest fhowing tf thn now
Ratine hats newest shapes an1
styles at 75c. 98c to $1.C0.
Timely purchase of Panamas from
leading New York ira porters accounts
for these Panamas of superior line-:
ness and purity of b'.eaca -with Bui j
garian bands cr bands cf velvet ;
specially priced at ?5.S5, $4.55 and '
Panamas trimmed ia flowers, fcitn
ers, chiffon drapes, and miline, f 5 to
(35 with special values a- ?5.0:j.
Berlin King George and Queen 1
Mary of England terminated their vis- j
made the bal
ance of this
i' month will be
billed July 1st
it witli a review of the guards army
orpa. which was holding its spring
parade at Potsdam. Their majesties
have left fnr England.
Kmptr men nre tl.e trumpets of their
I own deeds. Mnssincer. ,
S, Fryer s
Pay3 the highest price3
for everything you have to
PhoEe West 247 and we
1505 Second Ave.