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ailJS KOCK ISLAND AKGUS. SATTTRDAY, AUGUST 2. 1913.
HOLDS UP GREW
AT GUN'S POINT
Red Line Carmen Robbed at
End of Line, This City $38
and Watch Secured.
ROBBER FIRES ONE SHOT
Conductor Hju'i Cheek la Powder
Burned Police Trailing
A masked bandit last eight at 10:40
held up the crew of a Red line car at
Twelfth avenue and Second street, se
curing 3S in cash and a watch. Then j
firing one shot, which just grazed the !
cheek of the conductor, lians Han, the!
robber made his getaway. The police
attribute the job to tne same man who
made an unsuccessful attempt to hold
up the crew of an Oakdale car in Dav
enport two nights ago, by placing a
railroad tie across the track.
The car in question, which was In
cnarge of Motorman Hen Beam and
f onriiirfnp iion. n, ua !
the end of the line. There is no street
light at this point, and the entire
landscape is shrouded in inky black
ness. Han had just alighted from the
i ar aim puiiea on the trolley, pre-1
paratory to changing it. The minute j
the lights were extinguished, the ban-;
dit. who had a handkerchief tied over i
his face, jumped up from his hiding
place behind a picket fence. Shoving;
the muzzle of a revolver into lian s ;
face, he growled. "Throw up your
hands quick or I'll shoot "
r mt.s ttli MIDI.
The robber then grabbed for the j
change receptacle, which was strapped ;
to the conductor, and the first yank
was unsuccessful. A stronger pull ,
broke the fastenings, and then the shot
was fired. It Is believed that it was!
accidental, and that the sudden jarring '
of the cash holder upon the gunhand, j
caused the Khot to be exploded. The
bullet whizzed past Han's cheek, audi
so close was the muzzle, that the con-J
ductor wan badly powder burned. The
robben then took Han's watch, a sii- i
Anticipating trouble. Ileum tore the ;
watch from its chain and threw it into
the sand box with his wallet. When !
the bandit tbked for his watch. I;anj
he'd up the broken chain and said, !
"That's all there is left of it."
Warning the carmen that r.ny at
tempt to follow him would be met
with instant death, the robher vaulted
over the fence and dif-xppcared. Neigh
bors In that vicinity, ii routed by the
thot, soon ca::ie rushinK to the scene,
and in a few momenta an alarm had
been turned in to the poliee. A search
cf the surrounding territory, failed
to reveal the fugitive. The robber had
lain behind the picket fence awaiting
1:1s opportunity, as the police found
the place where the gras had been
crushed down. There were no passen
gers on board, and this was the thing
the robber had evidently waited for.
He is described as a man about 5
feet 4 inches in height. He wore a
black soft hat.
IOWA SHERIFFS MUST
GET WEAPON PERMIT
In Iowa they have a new law which
nims to make it difficult to purchase
weapons with which human life can
be taken. So strict is it that Attor
ney Genera Co.-son has decided that
ut It Out
Stop abusing your stomach. It
is the controlling power of the
entire system and needs watch
ing in order to maintain health.
At the first sign of weakness
It if a proven "first aid" for
an Momacn. l.iver anu wm
Bowel Ills. $ J
new! 14- PRICES
Effective August 1, 1913
Model T Runabout . $525
Model T Touring Car. $575
Model T Town Car . $775
With Full, Equipment, f. o. b. Rock Island
Horst & Streiter Co.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
all peace officers except the chiefs of j
police must get permits to carry wea- j
pons and must pay the recording fee ;
of 50 cents. The opinion is given in j
reply to a question by Recorder Frank
Holman of Scott county.
j Even the sheriff in cities of first
I class and special charter cities must
lice before he is privileged to carry a
gun or a billy.
The attorney general also states
that dealers must pay the cost of re
cording; sales of weapons defined by
the statute. The mayor of Davenport !
and the sheriff of Scott county have ;
no authority to issue a concealed wea
pon permit, gays the attorney general.
. , , .
Flourishes Gun, Threatening to
Kill Everyone Police
Come to Rescue.
Mexican secticn hands were thrown
into a panic last nigh, shortly after 6 j
o'c:ock when a fellow countryman i
crmed with a huge 38 -calibre revolver ,
threatened to shoot into the crowd, j
There was a prompt scattering in all i
directions and a hurry-up call was
sent in to the police station. The" bad
surrendered his weapon, in addition
to paving $20 and ccs's on a disorderly '.
1 16 " ' j
conduct charge.' j
1 r n .1-nn Aat.t.i.r.i) . ti 4 Vi In ft n 1 n t
i uc luniiiiaiiii was maue out uy
John McClinthen. who boards the men !
in a car just east of tha viaduct. Ac-
.oruum o nib Murj. me S'.nuou, ;
.iiareoiiius jmivu, came up 10 ue car
about u o clock, befjre tne men had
ccme in for the evening meal.
ha became nolsv and
abusive, and j
when ordered to leave, whipped out I
his gun and shouted 'Tl! kill you all."!
Justice Kuc!;l, af'er making out the!ure ,vas returned.
warrant, said .Marconms, you are
charged with beius a bad actor. It
wi'.l be $2) and costs.
RUNAWAY GIRL IS
IN ROCK ISLAND? :
Police Asked to Locate Peoria
Lass Who Has Some
Teoriu. 111., Ar?. 2. Police have
hf t-n asked to locate th daughter of I
Mr. H.irley, 533 Uigelow street, who
was reported by her tearful mother to
have run awav from home Thursday
mcrning. Although the police have
ommunirated w ith several cities the
girl has net ye: been found.
Mrs. Hur ey stated that she believ
ed her daughter was either in Reck
Island or Chicago. She has gin
friends in Rock Island, while a sweet
heart resides in Chicago. The girl
U .S. CLAIMS HATCHERY AT
FAIRP0RT NEEDS FUNDS
1 ne new laboratory biological sta-!
tion is now occupied by a part of the
experimental force at the station, teal
progressive work in the institution is
held back by the lack of funds, the
recent appropriation not becoming
available for some time.
I forgot what I was going to fay.
All I can rennembtr now is my
number, 1619 Second avenue. My bus
iness is loaning money on furniture.
pianos, live stock, diamonds, watches, i
Jewelry, salaries, and 1 a!;-o have at!
present for sale, at half price, 200 !
ladies' and gents' watches: two up-j
I right pianos, nearly new; one small
lot of household goods, trunks, bags,!
! and suit cases at your price. Come I
i and see if this ad is true. All sam-1
! p'.es. job lots, or unredeemed diamonds ;
on payments to right parties. We j
1 pay cash fcr old gold and silver; also, i
j your watch or clock repaired a!l good I
' as new for $1.
j Our new store and number is 1619 j
Second avenue. Phone west 177. Son '
; and Johnny Jones.
! P. S.: Don't listen to the knocker.
Come and get up to date real bar
IDE WATER CAUSE
OF MAN'S DEATH
John N. Conger of Milan Passes
Awav Suddenlv From
WAS BORN IN INDIANA
Resided at Wyoming for- Many Years
Until Demise of His Wife
After drinking a glass of ice water
yesterday afternoon John N. Conger
of Milan became suddenly ill and be-
fore medical aid could reach him he
died. The verdict of the coroner's
iurv. was that death caused bv.
heart failure. Mr. Conger w as ovf r 72
i years of age and had been troubled
! with heart disease for a number of
According to the testimony secured
by the coroner's jury Mr. Conger left
his nome about 3 o'clock and walked
over to i lie residence oi a neignDor,
Mrs. Lambert, where he asked for a
glass of ice water. After drinking the
: contents of one glass he complained
of being ill and was advised to go
intn tlio hrmua n n rl lio Hnwn fnr si-hilo
before he attempted to return. He
... . of, . . . , .
did so and after he had been in the
house for a few moments Mrs. Lam-
Uertg was attrafted to the room by
'sounds of heavv hreatii'ne- anil nnnn
cnteri!! found tne aged man
, great mlsery. ie at once sum.
moned a physjcjall and Mrs.
Conger's daughter, was also
Before either arrived, life
was extinct. Coroner R. C. .1. Meyer
.vas notified, ind after hearing the
evidence of the witnesses, a verdict
that death was caused bv heart fail-
IU)H 1 IVDUVV.
Deceased was born in Indiana. He
was 72 years of age and years ago
moved to Wyoming, 111., where he
made his home. After the death of J
1 Ijis wife, a year and a half ago, he
! came to Milan to live with his daugh
! ter. Mrs. Charles Hull. Four chil
dren survive: Mrs. J. Hulsizer, Den-
er; Mrs. P. M. Molinaro, Los An-
zeles; Seth, Wyoming, and Mrs. C.
A. Hull, Milan.
TDK KI NF.K1
Kuneral services will be held Mon
day at noon at the Hull residence. The
remains will be taken to Wyoming for
burial, the Odd Fellows of that place
Properties Formerly Owned by
Union Electric in Rock Is
land and Moline Involved.
The sheriff's sale of the properties
formerly owned by the I nion Electric
Telephone company, both here and in
Moline, but now belonging to Charles
L. Bailey, Jr.. which was to have been
held this mcrning to satisfy executions
in favor of Ralph Booth and E. J.
Burns, was postponed until August
20 at 10 a. m.
The reason for delay was inability
to get service on some of the inter
ested parties. Two other executions
against Mr. Bailey, who resides at
Harrisburg. Pa., and who purchased
lu. lar.ts from the Union Electric,
'Ih;mas O'Neill and Elizabeth Hard
ing were settled today. The four ex
ecutions cover a sum of about $2,000.
PENSION LAWS TO
Provisions cf Act Passed by the
Legislature Are of In
Rock Island teachers are interested j
in the provisions of the law passed by '
the last legislature by which teachers j
may establish a pension fund in this I
state. The law was framed in special ,
reference to the conditions in Peoria. :
where the act was drawn up, yet it is j
Eaid to apply to schools operating un
der a special charter, such as those n i
A teachers' pension and retirement
f n ii .1 m o Ha i.et .iV i i Ii f.J V,,. . V.
board. Two-thirds of the members of
the board of management are to be
6chool teachers on the active list The
board may consist of 3 to 9 members.
Into the fund must go all interest on
school funds of whatever character;
also money left in the shape of be
quests or legacies. The money may be
invested bearing 4 to 7 per cent, in
school or city bonds, or first rate real
estate. The loans are to be for one to
Teachers are to pay sums stated be
low into the fund:
Teachers in the service up to five
years. $5 per year.
Teachers employed over five and up
to ten years, $10 per year. j
Those employed over 10 and up to j
15 years. $15 per year.
Those teaching 15 years or over, $30 '
per year. J
Pensions may be awarded those '
serving in the schools 25 years, or to i
those incapacitated after 15 years. To
get the pension, a teactrr must quit (
teaching. Those teaching 25 years are
entitled to the full $400 per year, and
those quitting at 15 years' service may .
hare a proportion of the sum.
In caee there is not any money avail
able, a majority of the voters of the i
district may authorize direct appro
priations. In that event, a teacher
may get half his or her salary in pen
sions, but the total must not exceed
400. The teachers must also be 50
vears old or over
PERSONAL POINTS )
E. R. Malcney. 928 Twentieth street,
is in- New York City.
Miss Margaret Purcell has gone to
Chicago to speed her vacation.
A. M. Blood of Orion spent the day
visting friends in Rock Island.
Robert Rhodes of Ottawa was In
Rock Island today visiting friends.
Frank Welch of Rock Island left
this afternoon for St. Paul for a brief
Miss Helen Peck cf Watertown was
the guest of Rock Island friends this
Miss Hazel Landis is back in Rock
Island after a visit with relatives at
Robert Karlowa is back at work
again, after a two weeks' visit at Sand
Superintendent of Schools C. L.
Gregory of Aledo was a visitor in the
Miss Stella Dauber, 709 Nineteenth
street, is back from a vacation trip
to St. Paul.
M. W. Driggs 'of Rock Island left to-
! day for St. Paul where he will enjoy
a few days' visit.
Miss Gladys Thompson expects to
leave next week for an extended visit
at. Philadelphia, Pa.
William Mint", a former resident of
Rock Island, but now of Dallas, Tex.,
is in the city visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. .Ichnson left to
day for a visit in Minneapolis and
ether northern cities.
Miss Elsie Johnston. 2S40 Seven'-h.
avenue, has gone to Nebraska for au
extended visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hawley expect
to leave Monday for an extended trip
through Colorado and Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ullemeyer and
son, Eugene, are back from an extend-
ed trip through Yellowstone park.
Misses May. Anna and Julia Lahiff
of Rock Island '.eft this afternoon for
a visit at Minneapolis and St. Paul.
MiBS Jennie Lindrud of Minneapolis
is the guest of Miss Marie Jensen,
2olS Eighth avenue, for an extended
Miss Bessie Bladel has returned to
her home in Rock Island after spend
ing a few weeks sojourning in the
Miss Emma Pomranke returned to
day after a four weeks' visit at Mil
waukee. Waterloo, Wis., and the north
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lindvall ot
Rock Island departed today for St.
Paul where they will visit relatives
for several weeks.
Joe Baehn has resigned as local
clerk for the Streckfus Steamboat
company and has taken a position in
Miss Marion Johnson of Watertown
was in Rock Island this morning en
route to St. Paul where she expects to
make an extended visit.
Miss May Clarke and Miss Minnie .
Stuhr departed thi3 afternoon for a
week in the north. They were ac
companied by Mrs. Mary Dewey.
Miss Louise Forsberg, 4o0!. Nin'h
avenue, has returned from Dekalb
where she attended the summer ses
sion of the normal school.
Mrs. Otis G. Dale and son, Irwin,
departed today for Topeka, Kan. for a
visit with relatives. They will bo
joined there later by Mr. Dale.
M. L. Bell, general attorney for the
Rock Island Bystem and T. R. Beman,
assistant general attorney, were the
guests tcday cf E. H. Stafford of the
legal firm of Jackson, Hurst & Staf
ford. The visitors were entertained
mcs'. cf the day on the Arsenal golf
Licensed to Wed.
Charles Mayer Rock Island
Miss Grace Dye Rock Island
4 jfJ M - I' t f 1
Secure $8 in Cash But Over
look $200 in Greenbacks
Make Their Escape.
CUT TELEPHONE WIRES
Man of House Awakens Before Burg
lars Arrive and Hides Big
, Sum of Money.
tsecause Jl. Sturgeon played a ,
lucky hunch, he is today richer by !
$o0. .Yesterday he collected a large
sum of money, and the bills were
transferred to a wallet in his hip
pocket. Some $2 or $3 in change was
left in the other pockets. Mr. Stur
geon is accustomed to hiding his wal
let on collection days, but last night
he retired without doing so. He toss
ed about uneasilv on his bed. '."and
j awoke with a start at midnight. It
then flashed upon him that the wallet
was still In h'.s trousers pocket. He
arose and secreted the sum of money.
Two hours later thieves broke into the
house, and cleaned out the silver
change iu his trousers, but failed to
find the greenbacks. The entire loot
amounted to approximately $8.
KVTUR VIA ( KI.I.AK.
An entrance was effected to the
house, which is located at 104'? Nine
trenth street, through a cellar window.
By accident the door leading to the
kitchen and opening onto tne cellar
had not been locked, and the rest
was easy. The telephone wires, were
cut, and then the house was systemat
ically ransacked. Five dollars was
found downstairs, and $3 in Mr. Stur
geon's trousers. The creaking of
some hoards aroused the family, but
the burglars escaped in time, first tak
ing the key to the kitchen door, and
locking s?ine from the outside. The
police searched the neighborhood, but
to no uvEil.
Some new electric wiring has been
done lately, atid there were thrcejocse
bo.irds just, outside of Mr. Sturgeon's
bedroom. He heard them creak, and
instantly awakened. The bathroom
door also creaked, end his supposition
was that some member of the family
had arisen. To make sure, he arose
and upon picking up his trousers,
found that the pockets had been emp
tied. He then aroused his wife, and
the work of the tbieces was discov
ered. There was some little delay in
notifying the police, when it was
found that the phone w-ires had been
cut. and it was necessary to visit a
next door neighbor's house in order to
give the alarm. Nothing but cash was
SMY HAVE DIED
FROM FOUL PLAY
Local Friends Think Harry Ives
Was Shoved Into the
Tlarry Ives, the bartender on
ner St. Paul, whose lifeless
ji3 found floating in the Mis
sissippi at the foot of Bluff street, St.
Louis, Thursday, was the victim of
foul play is the opinion of his local
friends. The fact that the deceased
was fully dressed, and other circum
stances, lead to the theory that some
one might have pushed him into the i
Nobody seems to know any of the j
I details as to how he came to such a'
! tragic end. The day previous .to the i
j finding of his body there was a report
! that a man had fallen off the Streckfus
i wharf at the foot of Washington ave- j
j This unidentified man is supposed
; to have been Ives. The body was
i found Thursday . and . idfatified by
i means of papers found in the pockets.
! The accidental drowning theorv is
1 scouted owing to Ives' familiarity with
j boats and the river, and also from
C the fact that he was fully dressed,
i ! Friends here say that there wee nu
j j merous marks and bruises on the body
w hich it would be improbable to be
J ' lieve were received while the corpse
?: was in the water.
Ives was a corporal in Company B
i four years ago. He then served as
1 1 orderly to Colonel Howell of the Fif-
! ty-fourth reglmest. : I. N. G. :. He had
1 served in the Spanish-American war.
Ives was 3S years old. He leaves no j
family except a mother living in Des '
Moines, where the body will probably
FOR MERCER FAIR
Three Days of Excellent Sport
on the Track Are Assured
The 60th annual Mercer county fair
will be held at Aledo Sept. 16, 17. IS
and 19, under the management of tile
t Mercer County Agricultural
The officers are:
President Charles A. Clark.
Vice President S. H. Newell.
Secretary W. D. Emerson.
Superintendent of Grounds and Priv
ileges G. C. Bovver.
Marshal L. B. Morey.
Superintendent of Ring P. F.
Every effort is being made by those
in charge to make the fair of 1913 the
largest and best in its history. The
grounds are being put in the best or
der and painters are now at work re
painting the buildings. Besides the
best card of races ever announced,
the officials are planning many other
forms of entertainment to please tlr
people, who will attend. Wednesday
as usual will be children's day asd !
all school children under 16 years of I
age will be admitted free on that
The follow ing excellent speed pro- j
gram has been provded:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17. j
No. 12:30 trot, purse $500.
No. 2 2:12 pace, purse $500.
No. 3 2:25 pace, purse $500.
No. 4 41-2 furlong dash, purse $75.
THURSDAY, SEPT. IS.
No. 5 2:15 trot, purse $500.
No. 62:15 pace, purse $500.
No. 7 Free-for-all trot, purse $600.
No. S 4-year-old and under pace,
No. 9 Derby, mile run, purse $100.
No. 10 Mule team to wagon, one
half mile, purse $35.
FRIDAY. SEPT. 19.
No. 11 2:20 pace, purse $500.
No. 12 Frse-Jor-all pace, purse $600.
No. 132:22 trot, purse $500.
No. 14 Five furlong dash, purse $75.
This association is a member mt
the American Trotting association and
is governed by its mles.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
on Steamer Sidney.
Thursday, August 7th
Boat leaves Rock Island at 8 o'clock, Davenport at 8:30.
Gents 50c. Ladies and Children 25c.
and St. Paul
Plan for your vacation now on iho 'ir. Litics 1'avorlte iner Morn
ing Star. Commencing May 31. Leaves Hock Vli-.m for St Paul
every Saturday at 3 p. in.
WHITE COLLAR LINE STEAMERS BETWEEN ROCK
ISLAND, BURLINGTON, KEOKUK AND QUINCY.
Take a trip to the Big Dam at Keokuk. Steamer Helen Blair leaves
every Monday, Wednesday and rriday at 4 p. m. Call or write .for Il
Office foot of 19th St. R. W. LAMONT, Agent, Phone 138.
Why Not Wire Your House
and be up-to-date like your neighbors. Telephone West 13F.6 nfi
we will tell you what it will cor', to Install the electrical wiring it
your residence. Do not let your wiring contract until yot have seen
We guarantee our electrical wiring to be absolutely fireproot.
Illinois Contracting Electrical Co.
308 Twentieth Street, Reck Island, III.
MARTIN McNEALY, Mfc
The Steam Heating
tus and Plumbing
was installed by
IN ROCK ISLAND
Carpenter Coal Company Loses
$40 and Local Barber
Shop Also Suffers. -
A daylight robbery was perpetrated
at the office of the Carpenter Coal
company, 123 Twentieth street, this
morning. While Mr. Carpenter waa
standing in front of the place, the thiet
took the entire contents of the cash
register, amounting to $40, and mada
his escape via the back door. The
police were notified and have been
given a description of the man.
Early this morning a stranger came
to the ctlice and asked for work. Mr.
Carpenter needed additional men, and
hired the applicant. The hose had
been used to sprinkle the street, and
Mr. Carpenter stepped outside for a
moment to de'p.ch it, from the hydranL
The new employe then sneaked In tha
b: ck door, grabbed the money, and
fled. The police were notified shortly
after 7 o'clock.
Seme time last nigh' thieves ef
fected an entrance to the barber shop
located'at 1716 Third avenue, stealing
14 razors, six pair of shears, three
razor straps, an electric massage ma
chine and $12 in cash. The police
BOND ISSUE MAY BE
SFILL FURTHER CUT
The advisability of still further re
ducing the total of the proposed bond
issue to be voted on Aug. 26. was con
sidered at an Informal meeting of the
city commission this morning. A senti
ment developed which seemed to favor
a cut in some of the propositions, al
though definite action was not taken.
It is hoped that the ordinances will
be ready for Introduction and adoption
Paterson, N. J. Recorder Carroll de
cided that he had been too harsh In
sentencing Patrick Quinlan, Industrial
Workers df the World leader, to a year
in jail for disorderly utterances and
cut down the punishment to ten day.
He warned Quinlan that he would re
ceive the maximum sentence if con
victed before him of the same offense