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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1913.
TAKE THE STAND
AT TRIAL SOON
Introduction of Evidence in the
Stratton Murder Case to
ISSUE ANOTHER VENIRE
Court Order Additional 15
Brougnt Into Court Making a
Total of 124 Summoned.
as a result of which both were arraisn
cd in police court this morning, Callo
way being charged -ith assault and
battery. It appears that Roth loaned
an auto to Galloway. Roth claims the
machine was badly damaged and that
there was still some. money due him.
He claims that when he asked for his
just due Callway choked and kicked
him. Galloway stated that Roth start
ed to make a cleaning w ithout waiting
to see whether the money was paid or
not. The case was continued until
Tuesday, the understanding being that
Roth shall be paid what is coming him.
A battle was staged in Darktown
last night as a result of which Tom j
and Nathaniel Sturman were arrested,
the complaint being made by Helen
TRAFFIC COP TO BE
ASSIGNED TO OUT V
ON SECOND AVENUE
Commissioner Archie Hart Tires
of Persuasion Will Now En- I
fnrre Ordinances. !
Tuesday Will be the Clean-Up Day of the
FIRST ANNUAL DEPARTMENT MANAGERS' CONTEST SALE
ALL ABUSES MU9T CEASE;
White, L'510 Fourth avenue. The cases
Leonard Washburn, Roc' Island,
s'.reet car conductor.
T. Walkrr, Rock Island, street car
R. A. Lynch, Mollne, clerk Deere .
Sidney Pearson, Hock Island, second
S. A. LaVaftwsy, Rock Island, a Tent
Illinois Oil company. j
U. B. Bell, Silvis, proprietor pocl j
Wiltiam Ear!c. Reck Island, profes- j
sior.al baseball player. i
L. M. Bennett, Rock Island, Btrect ;
ear mctorman. i
George W. Carda'l, Rock Island, j
M. M. Ballentine, Moline, clerk Mo- ;
line Plow company.
C. H. Brunger, Moline, sa!;trr.an.
J. R. Huette, Moline, coremaker j
Williams, White &. Co.
The jury In the Clyde Stratton mur
tier case was secured th i afternoon at
2:45. The last t-ree men to be se
lected were M. M. Ballentine. Moline,
clerk in the office of the Mohnc Plow
company; C. H. Brunger, Molire, sales
man, and J. R. Huette. Moline, core
maker employed by William. White
&. Co. The co
BIG FUTURE HERE
Member of Visiting Party Com
ments on Possibilities of
Regulation and Respect for the Law,
to Bs Required All Over the
The Chicago association of com
merce special train departed from Day
enport yesterday over the Burlington.
II. W. Crawford, division freight
Rock Island is to have a traffic police
man oa Second avenue. His beat will
bs between Nineteenth and Seven
teenth and he will also cross over to
Twentieth once in a while to see that
things are running properly at the
Third and Fourth avenue crossings.
The traffic policeman will have charge I
of the regulation of all manner of j
traffic in the business district as is '
done in Moline and in Davenport. He j
w ill regulate speed, and the general :
The Department Managers Hold Their One Day
1st Annual See-Saw Sa
at 8 o'clock sharp. Be on the spot, for many things will be-snapped up in few hours.
n-.nn fhn c t rafit 1 t
agent of the C. B. & Q chaperoned j n the meantime a- the regular !
the party n Monmouth and Galesburg. , nn,.rBmtn .in haT orders to detain. 1
and if necessary arrest violators of j
the city ordinances. Commissioner j
Hart has reached the conclusion that
the utter disregard for the ordinances
of Rock Island has gone far enough, j
He will tolerate it no longer. "I have j
tried pursuasion," said Commissioner j
Hart in conversation with an Argus !
He talked with practically every mem- !
' ber of the delegation and found them j"
i unanimous in stating that at no place !
I vlzi'.rd had they found a more cordial ;
reception than that offered them ia
the tri-cities. !
Chairman Mann of the delegation I
I rirn ATr C'ranfrrl the fntlnwinff Ktflte-l
i mer.t showing the cordial feeling he
has towards the tricity people,
i "Throughout the entire state our
j reception has been uniformly cordial,
I but at no point on the trip has the
j delegation seemed to J'eel more at
ho:ne than during the day which we
ipcirt in Rock Island, Moline and
Davenport. The majority of our del-
rt d:cided not to swear ,ea,ion are ,,, istrancers to the bus-
In the Jury until Monday morning. inpgs ,nrn of UlPse (.itles but u wag
when the open ng statements of c:ur- frn tinie that any of our mpm.
ei win dc maoe g tn: jury ana tnc ; i r l.orf h-r on nnnnrtnnitv n -ioo
Introduct.on of evidc
nee will be stjrt-
i i i s uau nau mi
not only the industries but the beau
ties of the?e towns, and the expres
sions of surprise at t'.ie beautlfu!
homes, streets and scenery were many
and ;.in ere. The day is one that
The f.rrt wer-!. ol the Stratton mur
der trial Is ended. The entire time
hr.i been rptut ii. an attempt to se
cure a fair and u:. biased jury. A to
tal of 124 men have ben summoned to
tni o. i.i mi nave ncu summoned o inc 0,. fiav between the three cities
prospective juror: . ; v. xjI j nol j,ave given a day to
Tl.n l,.Al..il,.., ..r . i. -t.i : . k.
ii. limn iii'il ' i ill 1 il Mtll IIUII...I. r-tc
representative, "and I have issued re
peated warnings, and all to no effect
Now I am going ahead with enforce
ment and arrests if necessary, but I
do not want to resort to the latter
alternative unless it is absolutely nec
essary. ALL CITI.E HAVE BIGHTS.
"The man who does not own an
automobile or a motorcycle has as
much right to the streets as his more
fortunate neighbor. The same is true
of the buggy or carriage driver. Speed
ing must come to an end all over the
city. All the policemen will be in
structed to this effect. On Second
avenue and all over the business dis
trict there will be strict regulation.
The first sale of its character ever given in the tri-cities. If you vaxit bigger,
better and more bargains than you have ever had offered you in a single day attend
the See Saw sale Tuesday, which begins at 8 o'clock a. m. and continues until 6 in the
evening. During the first hour ij department managers offer the first 17 items which
will be placed on sale at a very small fraction of their regular price. At 10 o'clock
and each succeeding hour the prices will be slightly increased. The 17 other depart
ment managers offer the other 17 items comprizing the list which will be started at
their real worth ( or less ) and will drop each hour including the last hour of the sale.
.For instance, when 5:0 o'clock comes, women's $1.50 petticoats which were started
in the morning at $1.45 will be sold at 55c. Large huck towels which were started in
the morning at 18c, at 5:50 o'clock will be offered at 28c.
We have no way of knowing just how soon these lots will be closed out. Some
may be gone by 10 o'clock in the morning, others may hang on until the price gets so
low that it fairly forces the sale. There is just one thing certain; you can't lose, no
matter at what time you buy. There will be no reserve offered. Make sure of getting
the cream of the offerings by coming early and staying late. Eat in our tea room
with Mr. and Mrs. Higgins. '
Young & McCombs Go-Operative Store Co.
ON'T let anything in
terfere with your
coming. V are giving
you early notice of this
sale so that you will have
no other engagements to
interfere with your com
ing on time. Come in the
morning if you can, later
if you must, but not too
late. At such prices, little
will be left fcr the last
THE earlier you come,
the wider your choice,
longer your stay, the big
ger the bargains, but the
fewer there'll be. Buying
' at such prices will be like
getting gold dollars at a
discount. And ycu will
recognize the fact at any
hour of the day that you
ROBBED OF CLOCK
George Huntley Handed Knock
out Drops, Is Claim Spends
Night in Jail.
v ill Hnpcr nn in tlio mirwls nnd ifm
orv cf the members of our party. Our The traffic Policeman ftTl
one re-ret wa, that instead of divid-! the sidewalk. His beat will be in the
: middle of tiie street ana at tne street.
1 crossings. And this is going to be no j
(experiment. It is not merely for the SECOND SLEUTH FAILS
rr Vi t n ri rf 'ii ni wt a nf '.-.i I ii tJ n urnv. ; 1. '
-" - - - ........... ' . . . . v . .,.w. , , , fit 111 : f ' 1 rririiiirp M I in win ui
" tne I tUHlD.ir.K l:oci; to many venire- c.rrn,. tlmt in tbU remnrk.-ihle imnn
nun. The common supiiiiiioii is that j o tlr,.e hustling, busv enterprising
if a defendant is f-und guilty of irnir-L;, within a radius of a verv few
der J.c mu.st be lump, which entirely mii,. ,h(,rp ,vm h on of th erpat.
:iuh. i ne n.miU'i) or tiiv state
(enters of the entire United
The fatt that they are under three sep
arate city and two state governments
does not detract from their commercial
possibilities, and with the boundless
rosrures c-d unbounded energy and
enterprise of their business men there
i: certainly a wonderful future ahead
for thi.j great business community;
provided they will combine their en
ergies artd resources through the med
ium of their commercial organisations
on every question of public policy
provide that the death penalty, life im
p;i . nn.eut or ii.ip:i jouini i't for auy
r.umlirr of jears not losa tuun 11 may
b" infii tel. The jury Cr votes on
Tli--1 guilt r lr.!H)c r.i e of (ho unused
and then on the jtnai'y. ytf. of
the men examined beeru to fi el that
if tliey vote for u verdfet of gi.i'.ty in
a murder, case, the de.itli penally i r.ist
be imposed and tliU they are opposed
to doing on circumstantial evulcr.ee.
The pre; test difficulty i i experienced
by the pToscciit ion in mawinc it evi
dent iht.t thi maximum pcLalty need
not netc.o-arily be Imjio.oiI.
AM) I Mi:il liMIIK.
the court ordered another venire for
lh. making a total of 1L'4 summoned.
All day yesterday but one j'iro.-,
George C'ardall. plumber. a.i selected
and but little better progress is being :
made today. j
fciext week the trial .!1 b- f'arted 'n 1
earnest. The late v.ill attempt to j
fthnw that t!lvrie Stratlnn nnit a srnr.rl
of jeggmen robbed the store and bank
of J. Lec Crowderat Silvis. Dec. 7. last . nc ampnlIjt of Spanish-Amer-year,
and assaulted the owner, inflict- j
lng such aerious injuries that death i lean V ar Veterans to Be
ensufd hoiup months Inter. Stratum ' Held at Springfield,
is oi:e of the noted criminals of the I
country, lie nas a record ior escapes
from federal penitentiaries few have
equaled. The jail delivery he engl-jc !v '
' TUI 1UC K'l TriliU& I. jcftuiuLvu
and then witnarawing. ine tramc
policeman is to be a permanent ac
quisition, which I would have intro
duced long ago had finances permitted.
In another year I hope to put a traffic
BtateS. 1 " Clllicuii antral.
I KXPKKIKXf'K OF NKIOHBOKS.
j "The experience of Moline and Dav
i enport has taught that the only way
' to control the use of the business
I streets' is to have a policeman espe
' cially assigned to look after it.
"Drivers of automobiles and of all
manner of vehicles and motorcycle rid
ers will be compelled to respect the
ordinance requirements in every par
ticular. Running up into crowds and
cutting through crowds entering or
which effects not alone, their own par- having street cars at the crossings
I titular c ity, but the district of which
! Hlv are the eenter. For. in such rn.
the last panel of 13 i ,,j,erati0n lies the future'not alone of
been exhausted alldi,.,u rmnmnlillr ..f rv n,mn
it y similarly situated."
will be no longer tolerated. Vehicles
will not be permitted to cut around
corners or run up to the curb facing
the wrong way. Speeding everywhere
in the city w ill be stopped. Theac
things are not allowed in Davenport or
Moline. Why should we permit it
MAY HAIR nOTUHCVt I.K, TOO.
"It may be necessary to install a
motorcycle cop on some of the streets
j in addition to the traffic policeman,
but I am determined to have a better
i order of things. As I have said. I do
not desire to resort to arrests, but will
not hesitate if violations of the ordi
R. Vance of Pinkcrton Agency
Drinks Two Whiskies and
Xctlees have been received in the
the Kit ii annual encampment
neerrri Mt th Rnri l:an,i rmnrv 01 1 " - ceparimen- or niinois, l nnea
tile excited the greatest interest, prov- i Srar.ista eterans. which wi:l be
lng him to be an unusually clever man ' hl !d 1,1 Springfield. June 2C. and 2S.
whom It is necessary to watch con-j A number of lecal members expect to
utantly. Stratton's latest tri;-k wasjat:rnii-
his tearing up of a letter in court yes- ; This is an organization of regular
terday afternoon just as a deputv was ' anfl volunteer soldiers, sailors and
about to take it from him to luarn its ! r.iarines. who served during the war j
contents. I between the Tnitcd States of America
The defense giver, every indication ad he kircdom cf Spain or during
of putting up a hard battle for Strat-jtn? ar for the suppression of the
ton. If there is the least fear relative i insurreciion in 'he Philippine islands
to the outcomo of the case In the mind j prior J.o July 4. lf"2. and in the Boxer
of Attorney Henry Now Ian of Peoria. r lu llioii. It is national in its scope,
the defendant's attorney, it does not 'camps bring located in nearly every
pl ow on the sm fare. Attorney Xow-'c'ty of any si;:e in the I'nitei States.(
lan moves as though sure of his ! also in Hawaii and is the Philippine
ground, but the coming week and its j islands.
developments. hen Toon. aS Jefferson 1 The objects for which this organ
oid other material witnesses of the iraticn is formed are Jra'ernal and
Tri-City Bankers Enjoy Happy
Time at Linwood on Occa
sion of Picnic.
Two local gum shoe men. according
to their claim, were the victims of a
deet-dved conspiracy yesterday and
were surreptitiously lured from the
paths cf rectitude by ' their enemies.
George Huntley, who operates a priv
ate detective agency, and is the agent
for a patent burglar alarm, claims to
have been handed knock-out drops.
The eleuth was robbed of his watch
and was picked up in the alley at the
rear of the New Harper hotel jester
day afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock.
at which time he was in a state of
coma. He was taken to the police
station and etowed safely away la a
cell. Some two hours afterward, V.
R. Vance, another local sleuth, who
claims to be in the employ of the
Pinkerton agency, had also been laid
out in the same alley, and was like
wise hauled to the city bastile. This
morning both detectives were nervous
and remorseful, and consequently
si:kks rooi, spot.
Hun'ley and Vance say they were
both working on important cases
yesterday. The former, becoming rath
er unccmfortable by reason of the
sun's Etrong rays, sought a welcome
haven under an electric fan in one of
cur local thirst dispensaries. Hunt
ley ordered a lemon Boda, and after
quaffing it, began to solicit business
for his burglar alarm. Several other
sodas followed the general direction
taken by the first, and after a lengthy
session Detective Huntley departed
the saloon and seated himself in the
shine parlor in the alley at the rear
of the New Harper. Suddenly, and
without warning, the heat became
very oppressive, and the burglar alarm
agent made a high dive to the pave
ment, head first. The police were
called and Huntley was locked up.
This morning he claimed he was
Btrlctly temperate and told the judge j
he had unbeknown been banded
something with a kick to It. He also
claimed to have been robbed of his
YAXf'K TAKES SEI.T7.EK.
Detective Vance stated he drank
two whiskeys and then hit the lemon
and seltzer route. He was standing
up to the bar when he suddenly col
lapsed. The porter was called and
the gum shoe artist w-as laid out in
an adjacent alley, pending the arrival
of the patrol. Vance's mind was a
blank this morning, and he had no
recollection of the time at which he
was arrested. Both sleuths were on
the job rate this morning, although
both complained of being a trifle
shaky. No clue had been obtained as
to the identity of the party who
"frisked" Detective Huntley for his
excursion will be taken to Muscatine
in the afternoon.
The Quincy will arrive at Rock Is
land tomorrow morning and after
spending a few- hours at the local port
will leave at 10 for St. Taul.
Next Monday evening the Sidney
will take the M. & G. club of Daven
port for a moonlight excursion down
A large crowd enjoyed the Moline
Odd Fellows' excursion which was
taken out by the steamer Morning
Star last night.
Next Friday evening the Mollne Mas
ons will have their annual excursion,
the Star being chartered for the trip.
The Star left this afternoon at 3:15
for St. Paul on its regular -packet trip.
Knights of Pythias Will Place
Flowers on Graves of Their
What proved to be the most enjoy
able occasion of its kind ever held at
Linwood took place yesterday after- J j
uoon wnen me in-cny oanKers neia i
their annual outing. The coin keepers !
laughed 6uperstiUon in the face, and
although the day was Friday, 13, 1913,
Hate tke the stand to tell of the Sir
vis murder, may Ferve to cause the
complacent smile to vanish.
Finding difficulty in collecting a
sum of money du him. Harry Roth en
gaged In a battle with Jim Galloway,
the local taxicab m.in, Friday nlgl.t.
patriotic in character and it Is doing
much good in promoting the interests
cf 'hose who terved their country ia
Cthtiag its mcst recent battles.
Change of Address.
The studio cf Prof. S. T. Bowlby.
forme.-'y located at,ir3 Second ave
r.ue Is now permanently changed to
the Brlce.' residence. 221 Thirteenth
s reet. Phone west 1993. (Adv.
'TRY Speidel's Drug store FIRST"
with its largest and
best stock of : : :
Drugs, Patent Medicines and Sundries
those who took advantage of the hos
pitality of the Moline bankers, under
whose auspices the affair was given, j
report one of the most pleasant of ;
their lives. j
The party was taken down the river i
on the steamer Marquette, and after 1
arriving at Linwood several ball i
teams were organized and the bankers
at once plunged into the cardinal sport
of the cation. The atiiletic game,
were followed by a fried spring chick
en dinner, after which the picnickers
returned to their homes.
A, big feature was the baseball game
of the afternoon. The Iowa clerks de
feated the Illinois clerks by a score
of 22 to 2 and the Iowa officials de
feated the Illinois squad by a score of
1 to The latter game was a red
hot affair. .The Iowa mea scored in
the first incing. In the ninth, with
two men on Sol Hirsh pounded out a
three bagger but the first base man
ttrew the inlt'al sack Into the weeds
and the umpire refused to allow any
of the runs because of the batter s
! failure to touch Crsi. A near riot
J started when some one called "chicken.-
end tfce war ended under tie
I soctaing influence of a big feed.
Commission Held Informal Ses
sion 'This Morning to Con
Observance of Flag day.
Special election in school district
No. 43 to vote on bond issue. Polls
open from 2 to 7.
Regimental shoot at Camp Pope.
Memorial services of local lodge of
railway conductors and brakemen at
South Park Presbyterian church.
Address by Rev. G. W. Oglevee.
Races at Exposition park at 2:30.
Ford car run from Sunny Hill to
Galesburg, starting at 9 a. m.
Graduating exercises of St. Joseph's
Cf tbclic school at 10 o'clock.
Second concert in Rosenfield memo
rial aeries at Long View park at 3
o'clock by Bleuer's band.
j Meeting of the city commission at 3
i o'clock at city hall.
! Meeting of board of local improve
First session of board of review for
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
For express, call William Trefz.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
Bluebird pins at J. Ramser's Sons'.
Independent Express Co. West 881.
Bracelet watches at J. Ramser's
Kerler Ruj company for vacuum
cleaning and rug making.
Have you seen the lucky bluebird
i pins at J. Ramser's Sons'.
! The Caw, Moore and Waterman
j fountain pens at J. Ramser's Sons'.
Diamonds are on the jump. You can
i buy one right at j. Ra nger's bjns'.
! Coin purses vanity bags, ' fancy
i leather bags, at J. Ramser's Sons',
j Our B. B. serge et $33 is the best
value ever offered. J. B. Zlxnmer's
j Six per cent farm mortgages. Lltten
! & Roberta. People's Nations, bank
i Coal, coal, coal. The Rock Island
I j Fuel company will deliver to you all j
J ! the best grades of hard and soft coal
"fhe city commission In informal
session this morning, discussed with
local doctors the matter of a location
for the proposed tuberculosis sana
torium. It will be remembered that
the site first suggested for the insti
tution was so bitterly opposed that It
was decided to locate it elsewhere.
The council also read a communi
cation from the board of supervisors
relative to the bridges which the city
attempted to deed to the city. The
county declined the gift, alleging that
the city had been paid a big sum by
the Tri-City Railway company for a
franchise for the use of the bridges
for a period of 20 years and that if the
county took them over now, the street
car company would not contribute for
a period of 18 years a single cent to
ward the maintenance of the bridges.
Graves of departed Knights of Py
thias will be decorated with flowers
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock by St.
Paul lodge No. 107. No formal exer
cises except those at the cemetery
will be held. Each year the lodge re
members In this fitting fashion those
who have gone before.
The list of the dead of St. Paul
lodge follows: Charles A. Stoddard,
J. K. RobiiiKon, ftf. J. Higgins, Ed
Hergin, George E. Reed. Dr. W. R.
Alexander, T. S. Silvis, J. W. Potter.
J. B. Bailey, C. V. Albrecht, August
Huesing. Morris Rosenfield, J. T. Dix
on, II. C. Cleaveland, W. B. Graves,
Dr. II. H. Chase, William Stewart, C.
O. Dahlstead, A. F. Greaser. H. T. Hart
man. M. A. Gould, G. 11. Wright, H.
Holdorf, H. A. Gavin, J. S. Darrah,
E. II. Bowman.
TO VOTE ON BONDS
An election is being held today in
school district No. 43 for the purpose
of voting on the question of issuing
bonds for the erection of a new school
building. The polls opened at 2 o'clock
and will remain open until 7. The vot
ing is being held at the school located
on Twenty -fourth street. It is be
lieved that the present building Is In
Mrs. T. H. Dolly and daughter Kath
erine have gone to Chicago on a visit.
Born at 6.30 o'clock this morning to
Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Nyberg, a son.
James F. Powell, publisher of thj
Ottutnwa Courier, was in the city to
day. Mrs. E. Li. Philbrook returnefl Thurs
day from a visit with her pifits at
Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Jones of
Chicago are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Curtis.
Mrs. E. M. Stanton has returned to
her home in Chicago after a visit at
the home of Mrs. Mary Newton, 2S09
E. L. Philbrook departs this even
ing for Wapel'o. Iowa to deliver a
course of lect'ires on school music be
fore the Louisa County Normal.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Forsling of
Kimball, Neb., arrived hi th city last
night for a visit at tiie home of Mra.
A. M. Hruner, 110U Seventeenth street.
EMPLOYES HAVE HALF
HOLIDAY IN SHOPS
Ten thousand employes in all of the
factories and shops of Moline and
East Moline are today enjoying their
fir-t Saturday afternoon off for the
season. Throughout the summer the
men are to end their week's labor at
noon Saturday and the bflef vacation
Is appreciated. The order will be ef
fective to Aug. 16.
OLD GLORY FLOATS ON
ACCOUNT OF FLAG DAY
Today is Flag day and Old Glory
was swung to the breeze at many
private homes and business houses
throughout the city. No formal exer
cises In lienor of the day were held.
Licensed to Wtd.
Adolph Weidc-man Davenport
Miss Dora M. M. Pfeiffer. .. Davenport
Bernard Vierweire Kant MolKia
Miss Ktuillcs Hassle East Molinq
Don V. Workman Springfield
Miss Ruth E. Guhlberg
Charles E. Rooney
Miss Maude Cook
Miss Dent Cohn
. R'-ck Island
Miss Arnaiida Dynes Davenport
FREE AT SIMON LEWIS.' j Wc BuV 311(1 Sell
The steamer Sidney will arrive at
All Who Purchase to the Amount of $1 j
or More Given Souvenir. j
All customers at Simon Lewis' fam-
ily liquor store who purchase goods ta
the amount cf 11 cr ovr will be pre
sented with a miniature fla3k bottled
in bend and filled with fine old whis
ky. (Adv. )
Moonlight Exeurrien June 17.
Don't forget the street car men's I
loland tomorrow at noon and an excursion cn the steamer G. W. Hill. )
' Deere and CompaLy
Moline I iovr Co.
Root & Van De.rvoori ttocfcs
LiTTEN & ROBERTS
Stocks, Bends, Mortgages.,
Peoples National Dank Duildlng
Rock Island, 111.