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THE ROCK TSLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 18, 1913.'
ARGUMENTS L; ADE If
TO THE JURY IN
Defense Famishes Surpri3e by
Not Introducing Any Evi
dence in Case.
Start at Watertown of the Scenic Route Boosters' Auto Parade
STATE SPRINGS TRUMP
Benjamin J. Stewart, Farmer. Living
East of Davenport Identifies
The StratTin murder trial came to
a sudden termination this morning
when the defense refused to place any
witnesnes oa tue stand. There had
been tout.nueil rumors that there
would be an attempt to prove, an
alibi by a married Chicago woman who
wiuld swear that Stratton spent the
night with her en the evening of De
cember 7, 1512, when the Lank of J.
Lee Crovder of Siais was robbed
and he giveu fatal Injuries.
iki; M) ukh:e.
When the stale rested this morning
at 10: 15 it was presumed the defense
wculd put their witnesses 'on the
stand bu Attorney Noivlan announc
ed that this would nut bo done and as
a result the arguments of counsel were
started End the alibi theory vanished
Into thin air from which is
I. . . . . .. n
K ' , 1 ' ' " " . , ' S V
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& I I t
1911, when the sum of $525.25 was col
lected for the church but only ?61
ever went for this purpose, so they al
lege. Therefore they urge the people
to keep their coin until the trustees
themselves come after it.
TRAftlP KILLED IN
Brakeman Schlimmer Is Injured
in Smashup of Eock Island
TO SLAY BRIDE
Steals Into Bedchamber While
Wife Sleeps and Chloro-.
WOMAN WAKENS IN TIME
OCCURS AT NEAR C0L0NA
tiendish a thing xurs a?uin. Stew
rrt has corroborated Jefferson as to
the plan of- the conspirators to cross
the river. He found Sjrattoa in his
barn and 1ms positively identified him.
Dosen't that make our case? Hs
there been any defense?' Mr. Mc
Eniry talked for an hour and then
I court adjourned until 2 o'clock,
luavlnft the tiamain testimony of
Thcmus Jeffcrso'i, who turned statea
MMtlMi TKl 'MI" (' !U).
The prosec:uticn tpirnn a trump
card this morning in the person of
benjamin F. Stowurt, an tlectrlcan en
gineer who 1b n.au-L'glug his father's
farm east of liavenpert. lie lesufleu
that btratton and Smithy were tou-id
in his barn on the niqiit of Sunday,
December S, the nieht following th';
assault. He baid he heard a commo
tion in his barn and went out to find
these two men there. Th"y had been
t. sleep in the hay loft, lie had a lan
tern with htm and threw tho raa full
c n the face of titration and clearly
Identified him in court this morning.
The wltnets said when he asked Uie
nM-'n what they were doing there they
said they hud been on a b'g drunk und
had beeu sleepmi; and were trying
to get away before ho discovered
them. They suid they had been in
the barn all day and asked the way
to Clinton. He to'.d them and they
left. Tim testimony corroborated the
Hit ry of Jefferson who said the plan
was to cross the river to the Iowa
side und then hike for Chicago. His
own arrest i:i .Moline, however, pro
hibited him from following the rest
and lie did not k icw what became of
When Mr. Stewart was sked If he
had seen S' ratten before he asked
tho court if the. d. -fondant would not
etand up. Straiten immediately
Jumped to his feet. Attorney Xowiun i
for the defense ntrong'y objected.!
claiming the ileleii'J-.'iu was pivlng j
testimony against himself. However!
Hie witness had an opportunity to get
M I.A V TALKS.
At 3:15 Attorney Henry Xowlan for
the defense completed his talk to th?
jury. He declared that. Jefferson's tes
t'mony could not convict Stratton, for
the reason that he had not said Strat-
TO HAVE $20,000
FOR SCENIC ROAD
Association Boosters Set Goal
to Be Reached by 26th of
uesd in getting recks out of the road
filling ruts, etc., and Monday the same
work to continue unless it was pos
sible to drag, in which case the whole
road would be dragged Monday. With
these two labor days there is no doubt
that the route will be put in excellent
condition for the sociability run of
the Ocean to Ocean association Tues
day, June 24. Some minor matters
were attended to and then the meeting
ton struck or assaulted Crowder.
declared there was not a hit of evi
dence anywhere in the record to show
that the defendant had made an as
sault, and declared that there was a
big reasonable doubt as to the guilt of
the defendaut and that the jurors
ought to take it into consideration and
not jump ut a conclusion. The court
took a recess at the conclusion of his
talk. S'ate's Attorney Thompson fol
lowed with the closing argument, and
after the court has given its instruc
tions, the case will pet to the jury late
this afternoon In all probability.
For it ms iomj1.
Something of an excitement was
caused this morning when Sidney
,-. I Pearson, one of the jurors, reported
he though, he had lost his pockctbook
containing $lfi.". He had loft the mon
ey under his pillow, had breakfast and
was in court, whn it occurred to him
tjiat he d'dn't have his wallet. He
thought sure he had lost it, and a hur
ried search revealed the fact that when
the bed was made the pockctbook had
not been touched.
WITNKSSKS NOT IIKAIIV.
After Hugo Alvin had concluded his
testimony yesterday afternoon the
PART IS ALREADY RAISED
Enthusiasm in Project Expressed
Meeting Held at Rock Island
The big booster parade of the scenic
route was held yesterday afternoon.
Fifty cars left Watertown at 2:30 and
on all of them were streamers and
banners bearing the words, "Missis
sippi Scenic Route." Practically all
of these cars were from the towns be
tween Morrison and Watertown on the
scenic route. A picture was taken of
the cars just before the parade start
ed. The parade was led by Mayor
Carlson of Moline, and seated beside
him was Mayor Schriver of Rock .Is
land. Among the prominent boosters
in the parade were Mayor McRoberts
of Port Byron, Mayor Rankin of Rap
ids City, Mayor Hilberg of Watertown.
Mayor Houghton of Hampton, and
Mayor Beach of Albany. In the second
car was C. E. Peck, president of the
Scenic Highway association. The cars
paraded through East Moline, Moline,
Davenport and Rock Island, going
through the main streets of these cit
ies with a continual tooting of horns.
The streets w ere lined with neonle out
state's attorney asked the court for i to see the parade and all could tell
n n ul-finrn rr r n t until tl.to mnrn !
Dr. C. E. Crawford Investigates
Smallpox Situation in This
N Pi ATE PROBLEM
Referendum for Purpose of
Gaining Expressions of So
JUDGES ARE APPOINTED
Coupons Are to Be Received Up
Aug. 1 What Is on the
; from the numerous banners that it
lie s.atea mat tne witnesses bad been . was a BCcnic route parade. At 4 p. m.
db-posed of more rapidly than he ex-; he cars -incd up ati the Rock island
pected. and it was impossible to ; cluh WDere another picture was taken,
secure others until after 5 o'clock. ' h after that m.tino- a held at
good look at the defendant and he T!ie -1"1"6 ord:red a recwiS and ,atrlthe Rock Island club, which was at-
tended by a large number of boosters
adjourned court until this morning.
The trial still maintains its morbid-; from the various towns along the route
iiens ami csieraa uie courtroom was j and from the quad-cities. Booster talks
uiieu wiui a money crowu or curious
A rousing talk was giv-
A panic was narrowly averted In
were made by a number of the gentle- local dance hall last night, when
positively Identified hhu as one of the
pair he found In his bam the day
after the murder. He baid he was not
lilt r 111. Ill ' IIP ll: IV In.m '-i,
ton in his har.i ai.d could not Ir.- mis- , ., , 1 . : , , men Present.
taken in the man. "eu.mg ui oi me ormnary , f.n by A K xiEsen, who urged the
ne Attorney Aowian ana luniKey mmhfr. fo ,vorl( as h:ir(, nossihle
" ! in the next few days on the subscrip
It was announced bv the secretary
Reports to the effect that "Happy"
Hicks, the young man who is seriously
ill with smallpox at his home, 2924
Thirteenth avenue, was in a dangerous
condition and that hi3 death was ex
pected hourly were branded as false
by the attending physicians this after
noon. While Hicks is still quite ill
his condition is not critical and each
day shows a decided improvement.
Dr. Crawford, smallpox inspector for
the state board of health, is working
at Watertown, Silvis and East Moline
today and will probably pay Rock Is
land a visit either thi; afternoon or
Extra No. 1665 Westbound Plunges
Into Ditch Tying Up Traffic
for 12 Hours.
Near Murderer Attempts to Escape
Puni Into Waiting Arms of th
BREAKS UP DANCE
Knocks One Man Down and
Chases Several Others-Is
Placed Under Arrest.
Thomas Jefferson was recalled to
the U.nd this mor.in:' for u short
while, for the purpose of ioc? itifying
A picture of Sinilhy who is also known
as Hampton. The pic are was intro
duced in evident e. At the onclu
ion of the state's evkK tie the cus
tomary motion to have the court in
struct the jury to brine' in a verdict
for the defendant wan made by At
torney Hinry Now lan on the ground
that the allegations in the indictme at
had net been proven. The court im
mediately overuled the motion and
then the defenre rested.
OPF.MG AIU.I MKT.
Tho opening argument to the jury
wag made by William McEulry who is
assisting States Attorney y. E.
lingo Alvin engaged in a warm dis
cussion when the latter w as being j
it I'nB'r.wuitutMi mi me w lLliess biailli i
by tiie attorney for the defense.
LEAPS TO DEATH
IN THE RIVER
drunken woman, crazed with whisky,
wildly pursued a crowd of men about
the waxed floor, knocking one dancer
down in her mad rush. The belliger
ent one. Rose De Foe, w hose husband
resides in Davenport, became peeved
at a certain crowd of young men, and
Unidentified Man Commits Sui
cide by Jumping From Gov
A man whose identity has not been
learned jumped olT the draw span of
incmpson. tie canned that every , tlle ROVernment bridge last evening at
material allegatic-j in the indictment n . ,,.
w.j , . , "" . 6:30 into the Mississippi river. His
h ,d been proven and that Jefferson s
ftory of the assault was unc.outra-: bod-v has not been recovered but his
dieted. He said that Jefferson ex-1 hat fias- However, this has not fur-
perienced the happiest day in his life nished a clew as to who the victim is.
w hen he confessed to the crime at ! 11 is S4(- tliat many witnessed the
Silvia and relieved his conscience. 1 8cene- At that hour many are travel
The fact that Stratton and a pal first ! inR on the street cars across the
entered the Crowder bank and tied up 1 bridge and these noticed the man take
the victim, and later beat him was i the fa,al leaP- There are rumors to
dwelt upen. i the effect that a former Davenport em-
Said Attornev McEniry "Vhn Mr. . PIove of the Tri-City Railway company
Crowder begged Tor God s sake ' esterday declared to friends that he
don't kill me.- Stratton's replv was, i "P1 to JumP ln e rir --- he
Tell u where vour mnnev if nrt his ' was 6een ln the vicinity of the bridge
refusal resulted ln his death. There
that $2itio had already been subscrib
ed. It was moved that the association threatened to clean them.
raise $20,uOO, to be used in improving When they invited her to start in.
she took them at their word and start
ed a rough house. Three youths were
chased up an alley for over a block
before they, could evade the grim pur
suer. In police court this morning. Rose
has not. been a slml.ar case in the
criminal history of Rock Island coun
ty for brutality with a single excep
tion. 1844 Col. Davenport was mur
dered because he would not reveal
where his money was and almost
70 years later the crime is repeated
Make an example of this man so that
It may be 70 years more before so
Don't Put Off
cking relief from the illnesses
caused by defective action of the or
gans of digestion. Mott serious sick
nesses pet their start in troubles of
the stomach, liver, bowels troubles
quickly, btfciy, surely relieved tjr
) SM tncrokm. la bos-, 10c, 25a. j
the highways under the supervision of
the executive committee of the asso-
Ill AMIS fASSED OlT.
Subscription blanks were given out
to all the directors and they were to
be returned by June 26. It was not
the intention to raise subscriptions at
the meeting yesterday, but neverthe
less a few subscr'.ptibns were . spon
taneously given. From the enthusi
asm shown and from the statement
that $2,0t0 had already been subscrib
ed there is no doubt that the full
520,000 v ill be raited by June 26. It
was voted that as many numbers of
the association as pcssible be at Ster
ling next Tuesday to welcome the
I boosters from the quad-cities and to
j escort them ever the scenic route in
the afternoon back to the quad-cities.
There will undoubtedly be a ".arise
number who will do this. The various
I talks brought out some points of ad
'; vantage which the scenic route pos-
! K.CQva iq 'nava n rv Kabn mcntinnoll
prominently before. It was shown
that cne of the great things which
wculd make it easy and cheap to build
a hard road between Watertown and
Sterling is the ease of getting build
ing material. Through Rapid City)
and Port Byron are immense deposits 1
of lime stone. In the latter place are j
several lime ki'.ns and the quarries j
and the stone from there can be got
ten at little expense to be used ln
Despite the fact fliat a merciful! --"e -- j or ,utie
providence overruled the intentions of i J"Cad for Ps are beside the
fhP weather makine hureau. officiallv "(.".'- voruoa uo ubuijj
staled, yesterday, and sent us a cool
ing, soothing breeze last night, Mr.
1 he -Modern oodmen omials an
nounce there will be a rererendum vote
for a free expression among the mem
bership cn the question of an increase
in rates. The Modern Woodman, the
ofliial paper of the order, will have in
its next issue a liallot coupon for the
members, to express their views. The
ballots are to be in not later than
Aug. 1, 1S13.
The clerks of the five lotsl camps
have been named as a canvassing
board. The statement relative to the
proposition, which will appear in the
As a means of ascertaining the judg
ment and wish of the membership of
our society on the question of what, if
any, action on the rate question shall
be taken at the next head camp, and
believing at the present time nothing
is more important as advisory to the
camps of the jurisdiction before the
election of delegates to the head camp
than such an expression of the mem
bership, the Modern Woodman submits
tfo the jurisdiction, for the individual
expression of the members, t.he var
ious plans or proposals found on the
coupon at the bottom of this page as
an advisory referendum vote on the
I nneKtinn. Kie-hf fJifferont Tilnnc tvhi-h
cover in general the suggestions of
neighbors, are submitted. Every bene
ficial member of the Modern Wocdmen
of America is urged to fill out the cou
pon blank found below by putting an
X in the square in front of the sug
gested . plan which he approves and
sign his name below, giving the num
ber of his camp and his address, de
taching the coupon and mailing it to
the referendum vote committee. All
coupons to be counted must be receiv
ed not later than Aug. , 1913. These
coupons will be carefully preserved for
any future reference, and the result
or tnis reterenaum vote will be an-
A disastrous wreck in which T. E.
Schlimmer, head brakeman, of Blue Is
land, was seriously injured, and a
tramp, supposed to be Clarence Hom
me of Erie, Pa., was fatally hurt oc
curred on the Rock Island road about
mile east of Colona at 11 o'clock
last night when an extra known cs
No. 1665 going west, went Into the
ditch, tying up traffic on the road for
a period of 12 hours. The wreck was
caused by a broken flange on a ow
loaded with steel, six cars back of the
engine, and 21 cars, 19 of which were
loaded with company coal and steel,
were piled in tangled heaps on the
east and west tracks of the main line.
IIIIAKKM N 111 UT.
Brakeman Schlimmer was .injured
about the back and neck and Homme
suffered a fractured skull and inter
nal injuries. Both men were taken to
the Moline hospital and reports today
the Jloline hospital. At the time of
the accident the tramp was riding In a
c: loaded with rails and when found
by the trainmen he was pinioned under
neath the heavy steel. He was ex
tricated with difficulty and rushed to
the hospital immediately. Owing to
the fact that the engine and caboose
did not leave the rails the other train
men escaped injury.
TK AMP DIES.
The tramp died this morning at 2:30
at the Moline hospital. From the first
his condition was critical. His skull
had been pierced by a steel rail and
little could be dbne for him. The
condition of the brakeman is said to
be improving and he is expected to
All passenger and freight traffic was
blocked until 10:15 this morning cri
it was on account of the wreck that
the mail train was delayed. The
trains were dispatched in different di
rections as soon as the wrecking crew
had made a path through the debris
and it is expected that by evening ev
erything, will be running again accord
ing to schedule.
Interesting Exercises of Bowl
ing Township Students at .
was on the verge .. - . -i'-n forv.rns.
She trembled from head to foot, and J nounced in the Modern Woodman the
for a time it was thought it would be
necessary to summon a physician. Up
on her promise to behave herself, Rose
was dismissed and ordered out of
next issue after said count is com
pleted. The tlerks of tho five local
camps in Rock Island, 111., have been
named as a canvassing board to count
and classify the ballots returned. If
a majority of our members will take
adva-itap-p of this orinortjinit v anH thus
II i express their wishes, it will give the
s f camps 2nd neighbors of the jurisdiction
Sam Fryer, a local second hand deal- j valuable information before instruct
ed this morning reported to the police : ing delegates to ths next hehd camp,
that some miscreant had slashed his j the QtESTioxs.
awning to ribbons with a sharp knife. ! T1.. aucS:ions asked of the mmber-
, The police are working on the casej,h;n wi!h a Bnuarftin front of each tn
ranrt it lc h-p v that Rivera l arrests
Last evening interesting eighth
grade commencement exercises were
held at the Pleasant ridge school in
Bowling township, tour miles south
of Milan. Eleven received diplomas.
Addresses were made by County Su
perintendent S. J. Ferguson and City
The school districts represented by
tha class were No. 67, 68, 93, 94 and
5. Frances M. I.ipton gave the ad
dress cf welcome and Harrietta Clarke
gave the valedictory. The graduates
were, Blanche Wiggins, John Paul
Peterson, Roy R. Curtis, John Hamer
linch, Edward M. Armstrong, Frances
M. Lipton and HaHetta Clarke.
shortly before the incident. However,
it has not been definitely decided thai
he is the man.
WEATHER IS COOLER
SAYS THE OBSERVER
be marked witi an X, follow:
1. I am in favor of an increase in
i rates not to exceed 50 per cent of old
The hilarious Mexicano band which ! rates.
staged a celebration on first avenue
yesterday morning wa3 assembled in
police court this morning, and the var
ious brunettes were handed the Amer
ican justice. Nine cf the
were fined ?1 and costs, while two of
them were dismissed.
Weatherman came right back this
morning and Insisted upon Uis original
the same condi'ion exists. Between
j Cordova and Albany are gravel pits
beside the highway and near the river.
t the present time there are boats
! T i i j
idea of high temperature and more of '" E-? P tnere every
it. It us hope these expectations j da' llh barges which are loaded
mnv nviitn rw unset hut he that as it! wIth SXavel right at the shore.
may. the thermometer at 3 o'clock
this afternoon registered 92. which is a
little cooler than yesterday.
The four children of Mrs. Mary
Connley ln county court yesterday
were declared dependent and the
mother was appointed fr-ardlan ac4
allowed $20 a month for their support.
Through Morrison axe two miles of
paving and between Morrlsoni and
Sterling are already many miles ot
MSSEf IS TIIAXKED.
A vote of thanks wag gtvea Mr. Xis
for his assistance during the last
few weeks. It Vas also voted that
Saturday and Monday be labor days
on the scenic route: Saturday to be
2. I am in favor of an increase in
rates not to exceed 25 per cent of old
3. I am in favor of the old rate
greasers ' ..;thnn, .!.,..
i 4. 1 favor the natural premium or.
j step rate plan.
, , . . . 5. I am ln favor of the Chicago
Joe Barber was fined $2 and costs ; ri3.ac BtmliIlH 00 , ,,.,.,
! cf at attained age.
! C. I favor an adequate rate, based
i upon the society's own experience.
7. I am In favor of rates based upon
II PERSONAL POINTS II
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ziegler have re
turned home after a visit with frienda
Mr. and Mrs. A. Steinhilber, 2529
Fifth-and-a-half avenue, welcomed a
five pound baby boy to their home Frl
Mrs. R. R. Reddig, 1030 Eleventh
street, left yesterday for New York
city for a six weeks' visit with her
sister, Mrs. M. C. Dobson
Miss Maud Young, 712 Seventeenth
street, departed this morning for
New York, where 6he will join her
brother. Rev. Edward Young of the
faculty of Ontario college at London,
Canadaand tour Europe with him
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kenison 'and
Grandma Penning3 of Bloomlngton,
Mrs.' Mary Burt cf Armington, III., and
I'll T.. 1 . Til ...
L1IS. null Ul AtlAUliv., ill., aic ai
Insane with jealousy, because of at
tentions received oS" his wfa ficm fen
other man, Lester M. SuvJr, 536
Twenty-sixth street, 'larly 'his morn
ing stole into her bedro ,i and advanc
ing stealthily toward the sleeping
form, placed a chloroform saturated
handkerchief over her nose and then
tip-toed out of the room, with ieat i
only a question of minutes. As the
deadly fumes began to take effe.it, the
sleeping woman stirred uneasily, ar.d
finally by an almost superhuman ef
fort, managed to arouse herself; aud
scream for help.
"He is trying to murder me," cried
the terrified woman, as she staggered
out of the room, almost overcome. The
cries were Jieard by Mrs. Tearl Mo
Lain, who rooms in the same building.
and the police were immediately call
ed. In the meantime, Snyder had be
come frightened, and hastily dressing
himself, sought to escape by a rear
door, when he walked, straight into
the arms of the police.
HI VS TiVO-OlXCE bottle.
This morning the man's case was
continued until June 27, his bond being
fixed at $2,500. The facts, essentially
as given above, were unfolded to the
authorities this morning by Mrs. Sny
der, who swore out the warrant for
her husband's arrest.
Snyder, according to his own admis
sion, bought the chloroform at a drug
store on the pretext of wishing
o kill a dog. He was not required to
sign for the poison, and it is likely that
the police will institute an investiga
tion as to why the chloroform was
sold. The two ounce phial was found
by the police when the house was
searched, and is now held as evidence.
Mrs. Snyder absolutely refused to talk
to newspaper men in regard to the at
tempted murder, waving them aside
with a peremptory "I have nothing to
I' X HAPPY LIFE.
Snyder, when interviewed behind
the bars of the county Jail, willingly
told of the events which led up to the
near tragedy, but was decidedly reti
cent as to the deed Itself.
"Our married life has been decidedly
unhappy," began the prisoner, who did
not appear at all agitated or excited.
We were married last April in Mus
catine, and have both been married
before. My wife has been keeping
company with another man who was
with her repeatedly before our mar
riage. When I remonstrated with her.
she merely turned up her nose, and
has for the last two weeks refused to
talk to me."
"Last night I came home at 7:30
and went to bed shortly afterward. I
was asleep when my wife arrived. She
has been out nearly every night dur
ing the last two weeks, and has seldom
gotten home before midnight."
Did you buy that chloroform,"
Snyder was asked.
"Yes, I did. I got it last night."
"Why did you get it?"
"I had a purpose, and that's all I
How did you happen to awaken
I wake up two or three times ev
. "Why did you attempt to leave the
house, if you knew nothing about the
"1 had a purpose, and that's all I
Snyder is a switchman employed by
the Rock Island lines. He is 40 years
of age, while his wife is his senior by
three years. Mrs. Snyder has five chil
dren by her first husband, one of
whom lives with her now.
In police court this morning, Mrs.
F'earl McLain, who sat beside Mrs.
Snyder, suddenly bfcame faint. She
arose, staggered to the wall and al
most fell. Spectators assisted her to
the waiting room. Ccld water was
applied to her temples, and she was
soon able to leave the station. Snyder
was unable to furnish bail.
on a disorderly conduct charge.
Dog Checks Here.
Dog checks for 1913 were received
at the police station this morning aid
were given out for distxiautton.
is insane. -
. This morning in county court, Dora
Wilson, colored, was found insane.
The medical commission was com
posed -cf Dr. Albert Mueller and Dr.
Joseph De Silva.
, ""71 : ; . , ... Corken, Camp 1550;
youic a.iUJ1ur ui.mumj, ; r;s Camp 13443.
the National Fraternal Congress table
6. I am not in favor of any of the
above plans, but, believe the following
plan should be adopted:
The judges are Elmer P, Johnson,
Camp 2C; Spencer Mattlson, Camp 23;
IG. W. Buckner, Camp 309: John B.
Charles T. Har-
caused by rheumatism of the muscles
and yields quickly to the free applica
tion of Chamberlain's Liniment This
liniment is sot only prompt and ef
fectual, but In no way disagreeable to '
use. Sold by all cruggists. (Adv.)
DON'T CONTRIBUTE IS
WORD FROM TRUSTEES
The trustees of the Wayman A. M.
; E. church state money is being collect-
news all tne time Tne ed for the church without their sanc-
' tion. They cite an lnst&nc oa Dec 19,
SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR
FOURTH AT ANDALUSIA
There w ill be a big Fourth of July
program at Andalusia this year. There
will be races, games, music, dancing
and other features. .
To Hold Meatlng.
It is announced that a public meet-
tha Xitx.- It n Tnr I. orn tru ottonH tbp
f Anrfai!bg of th-; Mississippi River commU-
and Marcus Kerrison, which takes
Mrs. James Connor is leaving tofay
for New York City where she will join
her son, Peter F. Connor of William3
college, and her daughter, Mrs. P.. G.
Grasselli of Cleveland, Ohio. They w ill
sail the 24th for England and conti
nental Europe. Oscar P. Schmidt will
accompany her to New York.
Fred Gilford of Concordia, Kans.,
has arrived for a visit with his broth ;Q
er, S. C. Gilford, 1S02 Fifth avenue, g
the latter the well known passenger p
conductor on the Reck Island road. A
Fred Gifford-has not been ia this city jg
before since 1865, ln which year he-C
was mustered out of the tervice cf ; j-
tLe Lnton army at uavenpcrt, lows, i
He had enlisted In the war wiib a j
ia Utig state.
eion will be lieid in Room 1301, Inter
na' ional Life buildng (formerly Lig
gett building), St. Loui3, Mo., at 10 a.
m. Thursday, July 10, 1913. to con
sider matters connnected with im
provement of the Mississippi river.
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