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THS ROCK ISLAND .ARGUS. TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 101
DAY IN DAVENPORT
Wolf Residence Burglarized. While i day afternoon ' and struck bottom.
tne family was viewing; Barnum & Several vertebrae were dislocated, and
Bailey'a circus parade on Rocklnjrham ! despit a delicate-operation, death
road, a block from the home, a band
of daring burglars entered the resl
. dene of Herman Wu!f, president of
the Davenport Malting company, H5l'
"West Third street, about 10:30 o'clock
yesterday morning, ma'de a careful
search for valuables, and escaped with
f loot Worth $cno. A $250 diamond ring.
' a diamond brooch worth 1175, a valua-
ble gold wa'ch and chain, four gold
rings and $15 In money were among
the list of missing articles. So clever
was the work of ths robbers, who
seemed to have bcn experienced jew
elry thieves, that the robbery was not
discovered until nearly an hour after
members of the family had returned
, home. The doors of the house were
both locked and en' ranee was gained
by means of a skeleton key, prt-suma-
bJy fitted to the kltz-hen door. After
securing the valuables the robbers re
locked the door through which they
had entered the residence, thereby I
throwing off the Immediate suspicion I
of members of the family upon their
return home. The missing diamonds
and Jewelry was mostly taken from
rooms on the second floor of the house.
In one bed room the diamond rin? was
locked In a drawer. This was opened
. by a small brass key which the thieves
left behind and which furnishes the
only clew. The robbrrs had more
than an hour"s start before the robbery
was reported to the police. It is be
lieved the burglary Is the work of a
clever, organized gang that makes a
business of following the circus and
: looting dwellings while families are
Interested In the big attraction.
Boy Injured. Eddie Teeter, aged 9
years, aid living at S03 Ripley street,
was struck by an I. & I. car at Davis'
station, Just above Bettendorf, about 8
o'clock Sunday evening, while waiting
for the car. A crowd was waiting td
get on the car, and the boy got too
close to the track, the car-striking him
and cutting a deep gash on his head.
He was brought to Davenport on the
: car and given medical attention.
Land In Jail. A runaway horse
hitched to a one-seated buggy, dashing
madly down Second street, was caught
' by the police late Sunday ni-jht near
Second and Harrison streets and
brought to the station. A fewblocks
distant, at Second and Warren streets,
" a woman Isy on the pavement and a
short distance from, her a man was
ptcking himself tip the two had oc
cupied the one-seated rig. After the
runaway had been stopped the nallee
went In search of the owners of the
rig and found the man, who gave his
name as Bert Howard, and the woman,
claiming to be Bessie Johnstoi, stag
gering down the street. The two had
1 been thrqwt. from the buggy, the po
lice ay. while tindfr the influence of
liquor. The rig belonged to a Mollne
livery barn. Howard and the John-
' ston woman were arrested for Intoxi
cation and arraigned in .police court
The man was s?nt to jail
; the woman's en'eace was
for SO days
Former Davenpcrter Injured.
Krieads here have received notice of
an accident suffered by Mrs. Kd Emer
son, wlf of th? formor manager of
"the Fair store, at her home In San
Francisco. Mrs. Emerson, was crank
ing her automobile when the crank
slipped la her hand and broke her
Breaks Neck In Dive. Charles K.
Schramm, the Burlington. Iowa, dry
- goods merchant, who died yesterday
from a broken neck sustained while
. diving in the river, was well known in
Davcnpcrt. Mr. Schramm was diving!
in a shallow jjace In the river Thurs
followed. He was one of the proprie
tors of the Schramm Dry Goods com
pany of Burlington.
Wnitaker Will Filed. The will of'
the late John H. YVbitaker was filed
for probate yesterday by Attorney J. j
A. Hanley. The St. James hotel prop- (
erty. Front and Main streets, and
property wl'h a 92-foot frontage, on
the north side of Second street be
tween Brady and Perry streets. Is left
to the sons, Orlo, Ellis and Ralph,
share alike. The remainder of the es
tate is left to the widow, ?'ellie C.
YVhltakcr, who Is appointed executrix,
and to Harold Wnitaker, a son, and
Mrs. A. M. Compton, formerly Ger
trude Whitaker, daughter of the de
ceased. One-third of -the remainder
is bequeathed to the widow; two-thirds
to be held in trust by her for Harold :
and Mrs. Compton until tho former at-j
tains the age of 35, after which it is;
to be divided between them. The will
is dated July 17, 1908.
Appointed Gynecologist. Dr. Arthur
Gocttsch, sen of Marx Goettsch of
Northwest Davenport, a graduate of
Rush Medical college of Chicago uni
versity In 1912, and of Brighton hos
pital. Harvard Medical school, has
been appointed resident gynecologist
at St. Francis, the largest hospital in
Seeking Night Clerk. The Daven
port police are looking for one C. B.
Steward, night clerk at the Peerless
hotel, Second and Perry streets, who
is reported to have removed $15 from
the hotel cash register and to have
left the city. The alleged robbery oc
curred some nights ago and since that
time the officers have found no trace
cf the missing -lerk, who Js believed t
to have made good his departure. The
police of surrounding cities have been
notified to be on the lookout for Stew
ard. Attends Bankers' Meet. President
J. H. Hass of the Davenport Clearing
House association, who has returned
from attending the special meeting of
bankers from all over the United
States in Chicago Saturday for the
consideration of the administration
currency bill, reports that ithe delib
erations of the meeting will In all prob
ability have an Important effect in
modifying the provisions of the bill.
Police System Arrives. Much of the
equipment for the new police call sys
tem to be installed in Davenport this
fall has already arrived and work has
been started on the installation of the
famous Gamewell system. The big
switchboard arrived some time ago;
many cf the police boxes haf already
been shipped. The system is h?ing
Installed under the supervision of City
Electrician Al Goldschmidt, who ex
pects to have the work completed be
fore Jaa. 1.
Licensed to Wed. The following)
marriage licenses were Issued yester
day by Clerk of District Court Harry
J. McFarland: Jacob Regenwetljer and
Blanche Leonard, Maquoketa; Fred
Humes and Catherine Sprague, Rock
Island; CllntO'i D. Hunt, Scioto, 111.,
and Oria Schultz, Avon, 111.
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Resumes Church Work. Beginning
with next Sunday, regular morning
and evening services will be resumed
at St. John's Methodist church. Dr.
Frank Cole, the pastor, who has been
spending tho past month on his broth
er's ranch in Montana, returned, yes
terday from the west.
Obituary Rcccrd. Mary B. Muhs.Jn
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ArnouldjEI
Muhs, Davenport, R. R. No. C, Fair
mount road, died at 5 o'clock Sunday
morning at the family home after a1
lingering illness. She was 6 years old.
The child was born In Davenport Aug.
9, 190S, and had lived here all her life,
the parents are the only survivors.
Funeral services were held today at 2
o'clock frcm the home, with interment
in Falrmount cemetery.
Following a prolonged illness of sev
eral months, Wilford Russell, a well
known young man of this city, passed
away at 11:15 o'clock Sunday night at
the family home. 925 Farnam street.
Mr. Russell was 2G years of ege. The
young man became ill several months
ago. He was Dorn m uavenport Oct.
12, 1SS6, and received his education In
this city. He bad a wide acquaintance
here and leaves many friends. He Is
survived by the parents, Mr. and Airs.
John Russell; and two brothers, Ar
thur and Louis Russell, all of Daven
port. The funeral will be held tomor
row morning from the family resi
dence, 925 Farnam .atreei, .with serv
ices at 9 o'clock at the Sacred Heart
cathedral. Interment will be made in
the family lot In St. Marguerite's cemetery.
Tramp Tinsmith Leaves Fortune.
Minneapolis. Aug. 26. Edgar Allen
Sloane, a wandering tinsmith, who had
made his headquarters for tbe last ten
years In Minneapolis, was buried yes
terday at Lisbon, N. D., where several
months ago he chose a spot as his final
resting place. His will leave $10,000
to a local church, $4,000 to a Manitoba
theological school, the rest to relatives
In the East.
Duluth Mrs. John McAlpIne, widow
of a Duluth lumberman, believed to
have been murdered, gets all except j
$15,000 cf his large estate under a!
will filed for probate. Mr. McAlpinej
left a $500,000 estate, exclusive of life j
and accident insurance totaling $205,-1
000. The w 111 is cf such character that !
administration of the estate will be i
taken almost entirely out of the hands
of the probate court and left to the
executors, one cf whom is the widow.
A stepson Is cut off.
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