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THIS ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY. JUXE 23, 1913?
NEGRO TROOPER MURDERS
SLEEPER; THEN KILLS SELF
Edward Patrick is Killed
in Tragedy At the
TROUBLE OVER WOMAN
Frank Rochelle Is Critically In
jured Then Infuriated
EDWARD PATRICK, colored.
EDWARD BENTON, colored.
FRANK ROCHELLE, colored.
Stealing upon his companion with
whom he bad quarreled over a woman
named Gussio Jones of Davenport.
Trooper Edward Bf nton this morning
at 6:30 murdered Edward Patrick, ser
iously injured frank Rochelle and
then committed suicide at their bar-!
racks at the Rock Island arsenal. All
nf tho rartl lnnnttt in the tricf-riv nrp '
colored and had been at the arsenal
about a year for tho purpose of be
coming saddlers and were to have
returned the first of July to their own
troops, being members of the Ninth
and Tenth cavalry of the United
States regular army.
WOMAN' I C AI Sli
From what can be learned concern
ing the shooting affair both Patrick
and Benton were infatuated with a
colored damsel who is alleged to be
in a resort in Davenport and whose
name Is Gussie Jones. There had been
bad blood between the two for some
timo over the girl and Benton is al
leged to have hud a deep seated
fi fige against Patrick which grew in
intensity dully until he could no long
er control himself and the tragedy re
sulted. According to the best Information
obtainable, live colored troopers occu
pied quarters at the barracks together.
At 0:25 this morning Benton arose and
taking an old fashioned 45-calibre re
volver, which was evidently bis own
property and not of the kind used by
the government, lie crept to tho bed
where Patrick lay sleeping. He fired
twice ot thi. reclining figure, tearing
tho Lack part of Patrick's bead in
frightful fashion. Startled by the
shooting. Private Frank Rochelle,
Troop 1, Ninth cavalry, started to
arise end gut out of bed, but the in
tubated soldier lired twice at him,
one buli.H taking effect in the left
shoulder and the other in the right
breast. By this time all of the occu
pants of the room were awakened but
before anyone could reach him, Ben
ton turned the weapon on himself and
committed suicide, firing one shot into
his- r;:;lit temple, death resulting in a
III I 14 A I.I. V WOI NDKI).
Frank Rot-hello was rushed to St.
Anthony's hospital, in this city, and
given every attention. He is in a
critical condition but it is believed
his Injuries are not fatal. Being on
government property no inquest will
be luUl but Lieutenant Colonel George
W. Burr, commandant ot the arsenal,
immediately appointed a board of in
quiry composed of Major Hof, Captain
Norton and Lieutenant Budd to make
a thorough investigation and report
Relatives of the deceased have been
notified of the shooting and asked as
to the disposition of the bodies. If
no other instructions are received, the
remains of the two men will be laid
et rttt in the national cemetery at th'e
IU:t3. IIKUK YEAR.
All of tho men implicated had been
- at the arsenal for a year for the pur
Ipose ot receiving instructions relative
to becoming saddlers and the first of
next month were to havo left for their
own troops, the Ninth and Tenth cav
alries'. Patrick's home was at Obelika,
Ala. His mother, Mrs. Ellen Patrick,
resides at that place. The deceased
was 25 years of age. Benton came
from Pratt City, Pa., and leaves a
brother, Elijah, residing there. Where
Benton got the 45-calibre weapon is
unknown as it must have come from
the outside. It bad contained six
FES E E
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rounds of bullets add five had been
XOT OWN MEN.
Colonel Burr In discuss:ng tfie shoot
ing this morning emphasized the fact
that the principals in the tragedy were
not b's regular men, but had
been sent there for instruction. "There
are some people who believe that the
soldiers " we have here on the ar
6 rial are a rough set but this is un
true." said Colonel Burr. "They stand
as high morally and from every other
standpoint as in other walks of life.
All our trouble comes from those sent
to us from away, usually from iso
lated forts and the liquor and the great
white lights of the tri-cities seem too
much for them."
FOR WEEK STAND
Clifton -Kelley Shows Give Pre
mier Performance at Expo
The Clifton-Kelly Carnival company
arrived in Rock Island this morning
over the Burlington, and immediately
there war a Rtnarlv stream nf vnfrnns
to Exposition park, earning the tents
and varjous parapnernalia. A small
army of mechanics and electricians
immediately swarmed upon the
grounds and the big canvas tops arose
as though by magic.
The Clifton-Kelly shows have just
closed a successful engagement at Ot
tawa and are in this city for a sis
day engagement under the auspices
of the Rock Island Amusement com
pany. One of the feature attractions is the
Old Plantation and Georgia Minstrei
tshow, a magnificent production which
includes five attractions amalgamated
into one stupendous show. A freak
carried ' by this troupe attracted
j widespread . attention in other cities,
I and that is Baby Ethel, a 12-year-old
girl whose head weighs 40 pounds and
her body but 12. Ethel is a healthy
child, sings, talks, laughs and is far
above the average ia intelligence.
Did you ever see a 700-pound negro?
Go to Exposition park tonight and see
Zeko, the Senegambian fat man,
whose elephantine proportions have
caused the world to wonder. Zeko's
native home is on the Malay islands,
where he headed his tribe, and was
only induced to leave when a salary
was offered him which would prove
the envy of many a Rock Island citi
zen. In addition to the big city vaude-
vill show, there is the ocean wave and I
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a big Ferris wheel, thoroughly tested
each time before running. The ini
tial performances will be staged to
night at Expo park.
NEGRO GUNMAN PAYS
$25 FINE IN COURT
After being ejected from a colored
resort at 2316 Third avenue Sunday
morning, Neil Bradley, white, directed
a stream of bricks at the place and a
fierce encounter took place, during
which two shots were fired.
When the police arrived on the
scene a big crowd had gathered, and
George Walker, the proprietor of the
place, was engaged in a furious fight
with the white man. Walker had a
huge revolver, which was promptly
taken from him. With the two men
in custody, the officers raided the
apartments, but no one was found ex
cept Mrs. Walker, who was also tak
en to the station. This morning in
I police court the colored woman paid
' t n a . c l l . i
iu null costs ior uisoraeny conduct.
Walker himself was fined $25 and
costs on an assault and battery
charge, while the white man was re
leased. RIVER RIPLETS
The students of Moline high school
' enjoyed a picnic at Linwood today.
The trip was made on the steamer St.
This evening the steamer St. Paul
will take the Moline Haymakers on
their annual excursion. The boat will
leave Rock Island at 8:30.
Tomorrow the St. Paul will bring
an excursion to Rock Island from
The steamer Quincy was tied op
at Rock Island yesterday on its reg
ular trip from St. Paul to St Louis.
The boat left the local port at 6
The Helen Blair took an excursion
up the river yesterday afternoon.
WILLIAM M. WEXDT.
William Martin Wendt passed away
this morning at 11:15 at bis home, 6??.
Thirty-eighth street A complication
of diseases, -with which he bad been
suffering for the last four months, was
the cause of his death.
Mr. Wendt was born at Cordova
Aug. S, 1S59. When but a young man
be came to Rock Island and entered
the employ of the Rock Island railroad
in the capacity of a car repairer r.nd
at this trad be worked for 32 years.
He waa married to Miss Anna Ko;h at
Geneseo and to the union two chlidten
were born, Marie and Louis, who ith
the widow survive him. He is a'.o sur
v'ved by two brothers, John Wendt of
ton, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Rey
nold of Cordova.
FVXERAL OF FRAXK STEMPEl.
The funeral of Frank Stempel was
held yesterday afternoon at 2 at the
home of his sister, Mrs. John Stroehle,
1429 Fourth avenue. Father Quinn
was in charge of the services and
those who acted as pallbearers were
E. F. Stroehle, F. W. Stroehle. John
E. Stroehle, John Dietz, Ira E. Haines,
nephews of the deceased, and C. P.
Rahn. Interment was made ia Chip
FTAEIUL OF T. M. COOK.
The funeral of TJ M. Cook was held
yesterday' afternoon at the residence,
1130 Twentieth street. Rev. T. E.
Xewland . conducted the services
which were private. The body was
taken to North Henderson this morn
ing where interment was made.
Late Captain Whitney's Jewels.
Three hundred dollars worth of
diamonds have mysteriously disap
peared from the belongings of the late
Captain Whitney, veteran river pilot,
reputed to have been very wealthy.
The precious stones were seen a few
days before his death but since have
vanished. As a result, the finger of
suspicion has fallen upon Alice Ten-
ney, housekeeper of the late river
man, and she has been placed under
arrest, charged with grand larceny.
With the housekeeper's arrest, it
was thought that the recovery of the
jewels would immediately follow, but
instead the skeir. of mystery became
still more entangled, for Mrs. Tenney
denied point blank any knowledge
whatsoever of the missing diamonds.
The warrant, sworn out before Jus
tice Maucker, was made upon the
complaint of Attorney J. K. Scott, who
Is representing Arthur Whitney and
other heirs. The trinkets involved are
a diamond stickpin and a pair of dia
mond earrings. The case was begun
in Justice Maucker's court this morn
ing and was still in progress this
PERSONAL POINTS II
Miss Maud Andrews has returned to
her home in Ger.eseo after a visit with
Mrs. F. R. Harrington.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Dramberg of Oak
Park are visitors at the home of Mrs.
Emma Osterman. They made the trip
in their auto.
Mrs. Jennie O'Nan of Newcastle.
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Mrs. B. E. Jones. 837 Twenty-third
Miss Grace Marston of Blandins
vilie, 111., is the guest of Misses Faye
and Marian Atkinson in South Rock
Island. She will make a several weeks'
Captain of Police and Mrs. Lawrence
Kramer left yesterday morning for a
trip to the northwest, intending to
visit in Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle,
and returning by way of Salt Lake
City, Denver and Kansas City. They
expect to be away a momii.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haas have re
turned home from a trip to Stared
Rock, which they say is unusually pic
turesque. They also visited in Bepew
and L'tira, and say the crops fhere
look bad. At Geneseo, however, Mr.
Haas declares he never saw finer clo
ver fields and says that an abuadance
of clover is being raised.
TOMORROW EVE AT PARK
The Crystal lake trip planned by
tri-eity motorcyclists for yesterday
was abandoned, and instead, a tour of
the tri-cities was made , in the after
noon, about 57 riders participating.
The various parties interested had
planned to meet at Central park, Dav
enport, in the morning and make the
run to Crystal lake, but Instead ad
journed to meet at Long View park
at 2:30. Temporary officers were
elected preparatory to the perfecting
01 a tri-city organization, nnai ar
rangements to be made tomorrow
night, when a meeting will be held at
Long View park at 8 p. m. The tem
porary officers are Arthur Wagner of
Rock Island, president, and J. Kellog
of Moline, secretary.
Gertie Johnson and Nannie Davis,
two colored girls, were walking the
streets late Saturday night, when Of
ficer Gniby espied them. The women
ran into an alley in an attempt to
hide, but were captured and taken to
the station. This morning they were
each fined 150 and costs.
Jess Hamers, colored, was fined $1
and costs for disorderly conduct
Jos'e Trowett and John Seatton
raised a disturbance In the lower end
of town Saturday night and were ar
rested. The woman was fined $10
and costs while her male companion
drew 1100 and.
THIRSTY ONES MUST GET UP
EARLY IN THE MORNING
The saloons of the city are to be
closed tomorrow between the hours
of 7 and 5. No, it Isn't Sunday, but
the great American people are once
again to exercise the right of fran
chise at tho school election and will
vote on the consolidation.
A3 tha new. an tne tlma The
BE ACTED UPON AT
Annexation of Adjacent Terri
tory in South Rock Island
and School Directors.
BOARD CONTROL INVOLVED
Two Retiring Members Standing With
One to Fill Vacancy Caused
Facts to Interest Voters in
Proposition to annex a strip of
South Hock Island territory ex
tending from Ninth to Twelfth
street and running south from
Eighteenth avenue to Aiken street.
Election of three members of the
board of education.
There is a good deal involved In to
morrow's election. The result may de
termine for a time, at least, whether
Rock Island cares to expand and grow
in territory and in population. The
proposition before the people for their
approval concerns the proposed an
nexation of a strip of land which has
heretofore been described technically
and in detail and which extends from
Eighteenth street south to Aiken
street, and lying between what would
be Ninth and Twelft street in Rock Is
land. If this portion of South Rock
Island becomes part of the city of
Rock Island it is believed it will be
the beginning of a movement for fur
ther annexation, or consolidation until
a great deal more of the neighboring
township becomes incorporated in the
city of Rock Island. This, obviously
will be of mutual benefit and advan-
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every citizen of Rock Island who cares
for his city to vote for the proposi
tion. THE SC HOOL ELECTION.
In the annual school election which
occurs in the same connection with
voting places in every precinct in the
city, is for three members of the board
of education, two to succeed H. II.
Cleaveland and A. G. Anderson, whose
terms expire, and one to fill the un
expired term of S. R. Kenworthy, re
signed. So far but three candidates
are mentioned, H. II. Cleaveland and
A. G. Anderson who are running to
succeed themselves and A. D. Sperry
for the unexpired term.
It has been reported that there will
be a complete socialist ticket in the
field which if elected would give that
party control of the board.
The women may vote for school
directors but cannot vote on the an
2 MOLINE HOUSES
Davenport Vaudeville Magnate
New Manager of the Family
An announcement of considerable in
terest in tri-city theatrical circles is
made by J. M. Rosenfield, who controls
the Family and Barrymore properties
in Moline, to the effect that he has
engaged Charles Berkell, former lessee
of the American, Davenport, as the
manager of his houses for the coming
season. Mr. Berkell, it is stated, takes
to Moline with him the exclusive tri-
city booking franchise of the Pantages
circuit, whose acts he played while
he directed the American theatre.
Mr. Rosenfield announces that the
Family will continue as a vaudeville
house and will during the coming sea
son offer the same high class bills
that were given at the Davenport
house under Mr. Berkell's manage
ment. The style of entertainment to
be served by the Barrymore lias not
yet been determined. The American
theatre lease has been sold by Mr.
Berkell to the Butterfield syndicate,
which will he booked through the
Western Vaudeville association.
MOLINE POLICE IN
RAID ON GAMBLING
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, the
police of Moline raided a Greek gam
bling joint at 1609 Second avenue
and caught 11 men shooting craps.
James Morreas and Theodore Scre
vonas, the keepers, were fined $27.05
each and the rest of the men $5.05
BIG DAMAGES ARE
ASKED BY MAAS
Suit for $10,000 damages has been
brought by Louis Maas against Emil
Vogt in the circuit court. The action is
said to be the outcome of the recent
attempt to prove Mr. Vogt insane. The
proceedings were dismissed. W. A.
Peterson represents Mr. Maas.
Cabaret at Zum Atten Oorf.
Enjoy your supper on the veranda
at Schuetzen park, Davenport, every
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is
sold on a guarantee that if you are not
satisnea arter using vwo-tnirda of a
bottle according to directions, your
money will be refunded. It is up to
you to try. Sold by all druggists.
For the first time in the Tri-Cities you can
now get mailing tubes in any quantity, from
nine inches to twenty-four inches in length,
six different sizes. We are growing because
we are supplying office supplies of good
quality at correct prices. Telephone your
wants, or our representative will call on re
quest, E. O. VAILE, JR.
Successor to Crampton'" and "Kingsbury's"
BOORS : STATIONERY : OFFICE SUPPLIES
1719 Second Avenue SlS'SS ROCK ISLAND
Johnson Had Made Heroic Ef
fort to Save the Life of His
The bodies of Miss Grace Gladden
and Cyril Johnson, who were drown
ed when their canoe capsized near
Suburban island Friday evening, were
recovered at 6:40 Saturday night, af-
ter the harbor had been dragged all
The bodies were found about three
hundred feet farther upstream than
the point at which the canoe was dis
covered. As the dam cut off the up
per end of the harbor from the main
channel of the river, there is prac
tically no current in the harbor so
that the bodies did not drift away.
JOHNSON EXPERT SWIMMER.
When 'the bodies were found John
son had his left arm under the girl's
back and his right arm under her
shoulders, showing that he had tried
to save the girl's life with unusual
presence of mind, usiiig the tactics of
an expert swimmer, which he was
known to be.
Orville C. Gladden, 1911 W est
Fourth street, father of the girl, was
at the scene of the accident, when
the bodies were taken out of the wa
ter. The drowning is one of the saddest
accidents that has occurred for some
time. Miss Gladdem was employed at
Ilarned & Von Maur's store and livea
with her parents, 1911 West Fourth
About 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening
a telecram addressed to Cy F. John
son, the man who was drowned, was
received from his brother, H. S. John
sen, in Milwaukee. The brother, who
was unaware of the young man's death
sent word that he would come through
Davenport Sunday evening, and asked
Cy to meet him at the Milwaukee de
pot at 10:&0 o'clock.
Word was at once sent back to Mil
waukee regarding the death of the
young man and asking the brother to
stop over in Davenport Sunday.
W. R. Johnson, another brother re
siding at Hastings. Neb., was also
notified of the drowning and he is
expected to arrive in Davenport to
take charge of the body.
Cyril Johnson, or Cy, as he was well
known about the city, was in charge of
the mailing department of the Dav-
ouport Times. During the summer he
generally camped on Suburban island
with a number of companions, and
during the winter he stayed at the
Gleason home, 1515 Gaines street
ALL NIGHT SEA1KI1.
Companions of Johnson in the camp
searched for him and Miss Gladden
during the night of Friday to Satur
day, after their disappearance, but
could find no trace of them. In tho
morning, Leander Keim, manager of
the camp, was notified that the couple
was missing and the camp telephoned
to the Gladden home.
Grace Gladden was born at North
Manchester, Ind., in 1887, and lived
there with her parents until 1899,
when the family moved to Logans
port, Ind. In 1908 she went to Fort
Wayne, Ind., and there was employed
as head clerk at the Peoples depart
ment store of that city. April 9, 1911,
she came to Davenport with the fam
ily and lived there since. She was
employed by Harned & Von Maur. She
was a member of the Pythian Sisters
lodge. Surviving her are .her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Gladden; three sis
ters, Mrs. Blanche Brown of Chicago,
Maude and Marguerite Gladden, both
at home, and two brothers, L. R. Glad
den of Albion, Cal., and Ray Gladden
of Peru, Ind.
(Written for The Argus.)
Among the many beauties of Rock
Island, its trees are without doubt en
titled tp first rank. There is rarely to I
be seen, in a city as large as this,
tuch an abundance of splendid forest
trees remaining. We are so justly
proud of our splendid trees that we :
were not a little chagrined when a
visitor to our city a few days since, !
while aharing our enthusiasm, was i
moved to suggest that much trim- j
m!ng, pruning and doctcring would be i
EtceEsary if we are to retain these I
much-prized survivors of the time so
long passed away, when this part of
the country was one vast forest
He gave us credit, for having many
desirable things, among others a beau
tiful park, fine lawns and pretty homes.
He noted with approval the absence
of congestion and mentioned as desir
able and healthful the fact that many
of our homes are entirely surrounded
by- t.heir own lawns. There are few
unsightly fences and many handsome
ly kept lawns, hedges and flower gar
dens, and then, to keep our pride with
in proper bounds, he said that we
have too many trees in some .places
and that quite generally they show ut
ter neglect' He asked if we had no
regulations on this subject, whether
any effort was made to doctor the sick
trees and preserve the well ones, and
particularly whether there was an ord
inance regulating the trimming of
trees. It is particularly noticeable in
two or three important streets that the
trees are too close together and have
been allowed to grow without let or
hindrance. The branches are fre
quently so low as to make carrying an
umbrella attended with much discom
fort and annoyance. Without doubt, it
is disturbing to find your umbrella
entangled in the low-hanging branches
of even a- beautiful tree, and nearly
every resident of this city has had the
uncomfortable experience of catching
his umbrella in one of these and re
ceiving t,he drenching that follows.
One not only receives the full force
of the storm, but an exaggerated show
er from the shaken branch.
Our friendly critic spoke of a city
in Indiana not much larger than this
in which marked improvement in the
appearance and health of the trees
has been brought about by the estab
lishment of a municipal "tree doctor,"
who is an expert landscape gardener
and is ready at all times to advise
property owners and others interest
ed, in the proper care of flowers, gar
dens and trees. His department up
on request will trim and doctor the
sidewalk trees as the case may re
quire and the whole cost is assessed
against the property owners. It is
said the improvement is vast and the
expense per capita so low as to cause
This is a matter to be taken up by
the Civic department of the Woman's
club of Rock Island and for their sup
port and encouragement we quote the
following ordinance, which perchance
some of us may have forgotten
Section 53, chapter 34, Revised Or
dinances of the City of Uock Island,
"it shall be necessary for every per
son having in charge any tree upon
any street or avenue in the city of
Rock Island, or any tree which ex
tends over on any bireet or avenue,
to remove all branches which are less
than 12 feet from the ground, and
further that all trees shall be trimmed
so as not to obscure or obstruct the
city lights along the streets and ave
nues of said city."
Section 54 of the same chapter pro
vides the penalty for violation of the
above ordinance as follows:
"Whoever violates any of the pro
visions of this chapter, v.-here a pen
alty is not specifically provided here
in, for such violation, shall be subject
to a fine of not 'less than $3, or mote
than $25 for each offense."
The Civic department of the Wom
an's club, cooperating with the mayor
mit 'm n' ii- -1 V i t V-r-r '
Reliable Eastern House
If you are looking for a safe and big paing local Investment,
where you can be manager and personally handle the funds of
your own investment, where the investment of $1,500 cash with
your services will guarantee you 250 per month, then you should,
answer this ad and get in touch with the representative now here
arranging to open a branch in this ttty. Address,
W. J. WESTFALL, New Harper Hotel
and commissioners, wish to give publi
city to this ordinance in the hope that
persons owning trees or responsible
for them will take action as required
With very little effort and practical
ly no expense our city can be mado
one of the most beautiful in the state.
The trees are already here; we do not
need to wait for them to grow; wo
have only to give them a little lov
ing care and they will more than re
pay our efforts.
Special Train Takes Local Mem
bers to Big Gathering at
A special train over the Rock Island
left the Thirty-first street station this
afternoon for Denver, Col., conveying
16 members of the local Turner soci
ety to the 32nd annual convention of
the Turners of North America. The
party consisted of eight young men
and as many young ladies with Rob
ert Winter In charge. Those In tho
party were Misses Elizabeth Burkhart,
Cecelia Burkhart, Edna Kimball, Mae
Wolton, Rose Kinney, Mamie Farrell,
Lucy Lerch and Ella Ilendrlcksen. Tho
young men's team is composed of
Robert Winter. Walter Tonn. Charles
Gilbert, William Bertlesen, Roland
Greve, John Gilbert, William Porst
nian and George Lange.
The party was enlarged at Daven
port by 40 members of the Davenport
Turners and it is expected that 48
members of Holstein, Iowa, will ac
company the party upon its arrival at
Omaha. After arriving at Denver the
local society will compete in various
drills and exercises which will be held
from June 26 until July 1. After
the convention is over the Rack Island
delegation expects to visit Colorado
Springs and Manitou and other Inter
esting points in the mountains. All
the drills will be held at Lakeside
park, I enver, and the cardinal feature
of the affair will be a mass drill of
staff exercises in which 3,500 peoplo
will take part. The local classes have
been preparing for several months for
the occasion and it is expected that
they will bring home their share of the
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at 9 a. m., July
5, 1913, at the mayor's office for con
structing a six-inch watermain on
Fourteenth street. Seventh avenue to
Ninth avenue. Plans and specifications
on file at oflicje of city engineer.
II. M. SCH RIVER.
President Board of Lo al Improve
"It cured me," or "It saved the life
of mj child," are the expressions you
hear every day about Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy.
This is true the world over where thla
valuable remedy has been introduced.
No other medicine in use for diar
rhoea or bowel complaints has receiv
ed such general approval. The secret
of the success of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy is that
it cures. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)