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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. :UGCST 26, 1913.
A BOLD ATTEMPT
TO GAIN LIBERTY
Will Hnrlay Sprinta From Coun
ty Jail Door Across
RECAPTURED AFTER FALL
Deputy Charles Dunlap U Soma Mara
thon Racer Will Smith
Proves Slow Starter.
A mad dash for liberty was made
Walter E. O'Malley and Mrs. A. Find
ling, their aunt
Harry A. Davidson has departed for
New York City to attend the $100,000
club convention of the Illinois Life
Insurance company. Mr. Davidson is
an honorary member of the club.
Miss Julia Lerch, 431 Fourth street,
accompanied by her brother Thomas,
returned to her home today after an-r
extended trip through the Dakota.
The Misses Emella B. and Frieda
NuesslI, 429 Fourth street, and Mrs.
Carrie Raisch, 316 Fifth street, have
departed for an extended visit with
friends and relatives at Kansas City.
OF STATION NO. 3
The removal of the fire barn on
Seventh avenue and Thirty-first street
this morning about 10 o'clock when now occuDled bv the No. 3 conmanv to
Will Hurley and. Will Smith, colored, I the site of the abandoned station lo
were 6e:ng taken from Police Magis- cated n Twenty-sixth street between
TALK OF SUCCESS
Dr. W. C. Bagley Gives Excellent
Address at Teachers'
MANY MORE ARE ENROLLED
Large .Number Join Classes This
Morntng--Cominittee on Pen
sions folding Session.
Sixth and Seventh avenues is contem
plated by Commissioner Archie Hart,
trate C. J. Smith's court to the county
' . . ,, , . , according to statements given out yes
was reached, Hurley made a break oftarnnnn T,0 .on,,..cr,tis
and succeeded in reaching the St.
Joseph's Catholic church before he
stumbled and was captured.
terday afternoon. The Twenty-sixth
street station has not been in use for
a number of years, and according to
fliA nlana nAV Antamnla(ai1 thA rl H
lurley had Just en handed a 4Way t trurlura on th,s aite mav he removed.
sentence for disorderly conduct by !
Judge Smith and Will Smith had been
advised to spend the next 10 days &
a boarder at the county's expense, be
cause, of a fight, in which he took a
leading part Aug. 19, when he wielded
a knife in real buccaneer fashion.
Hurley was turned over to Deputy
Charles Dunlap and Smith to Deputy
Tom Hughes. As the door of the jail
was reached. Hurley made a bee line
acrcM the campus. Dunlap followed
In hot pursuit. Smith made a jump
as though he expected to follow, but
Hughes was too quick for bim and call
ing to Jailer Hugo Alvlne to come get
bis man, he shoved Lim through the
door and pulled it shut and took up
the chase after Hurley. Attorney Clyde
Walker, who happened to be in the
vicinity, got info the game and the
marathon was witnessed by scores of
people in and around the court house.
Hurley went right along for a few
minutes and then tripped and fell and
before he could regain his feet bis
three pursuers were on him. He was
brought back to the county jail and
wan so nearly winded that the deputies
almost had to carry him. .Deputy Sher
iff Dunlap made such a remarkable
rhowing In the Interesting event that
It Is understood that he will be entered
In the next Olympic games. All they
will have to do to have Dunlap win
Is to release Hurley, in front of him,
for he'll surely show his heels to any
of his competitors.
and the Seventh avenue barn trans
ferred. It Is the plan to install auto
equipment in the new station.
Contracts have now been let for the
new station at Fifteenth avenue and
Thirtieth street, which will give ade
quate protection for the hill district.
In event of the bond issue being pass
ed by the voters, another station will
be erected at Eighteenth avenue be
tween Ninth and Twelfth streets. This
will take care of the district near the
ball park, which has hitherto been un
protected. With five stations, and the
new auto equipment, the city will be
in excellent condition, Insofar as fire
protection Is concerned.
Davenport Club Ordered to Take
Him Out of Game Jumped
Contract in 1912.
Shortstop Johnnie Morgan of the
Blue Sox 6,uad is out of the game
rend in 5 an investigation as to his
eligibility. Sfcre'ary J. T. Hayes of
the Davenport club t.hls morning re
eled notification from Secretary Far
re',! of the National association of
minor leagues that Morgan could not
be permi'ted to p'ay ball until the
matter had been settled. The present
trouble had its origin at Decatur Sun
day when "Peacock' Reed protested
the second game of the double header,
won by Davenport, claiming Morgan
.to be ineligible. Shoirld this game be
thrown out. the other three games of
the series would also go into the dis
card, cn the same grounds. That
wculd mean that Davenport would
have another chance to square away
those three defeats.
It appears that back in 1912 Mor
gan signed with the Champaign club
of the "1-M" league and jumped the
crn'ract while the saason was still on.
The next year he was signed by the
Oreat Bend, Kan., c!ub. from whom
be was purchased a few weeks ago by
the Davenyort club to succeed Milton
Reed. When Morgan jumred the
Champaign club he was fined $200
and declare! an outlaw. The Great
Bend team was rnaware of the fact,
that Morgan had been outlawed, when
his signature was affixed to a contract.
Sunday at Decatur, a Champaign
baseball official was la the stand and
recognized Morgan. He Immediately
went to tfie Decatur officials and In
duced them to protest the last game
of the double header.
Morgan played yesterday, but Is out.
of It this afternoon. Ms position being
filled by Shortstop Spicer of the De
catur c'ub. the la'ter man having
been loaned U the Sox.
Camp meeting at Milan.
Meeting of Rock Island independent
football club members.
Local members leave to attend an
nual reunion of the Ninth Hiiro's Cav
alry Veterans' association at Armory
Twenty-seventh annual reunion of
the 102nd Illinois Volunteer infantry
at New Windsor.
Teachers' Institute at high school
Motor boat races at Keokuk.
Revival services at Milan.
Meeting of board of review.
Revival at Tindall's grove.
Teachers' institute at high school
Ice cream and coffee sociable given
by Men'a society of the First Swedish
Lutheran church at the parsonage.
Annuaf Ice cream sociable of Mis
sionary society of German -Immanuels
Eanquet of Reliance club of Grace
- Meeting of Standard Bearers of
Scjsncer Memorial church at Fejervary
Meeting of Ladies' Aid society of
Memorial Christian church at the
home of Mrs. S. A. LaVanway. 1020
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefs.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Earge Mississippi Sunday, Aug. 31,
Monday, Sept. 1.
Packing them on the "Mississippi."
Aug. 31 and Sept 1.
Barge Mississippi Two days only.
next Sunday and Monday.
Sunday afternoon "Barge Missis
sippi." Buffalo and Andalusia.
Big Labor day excursion, Monday af
ternoon and evening. Barge Mississippi.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberts, People's Nations', bank
Mississippi Steamer Frontenac
Finest of Its kind that has ever been
seen here. Quincy Herald, Aug. 23.
Londoma's big orchestra, bigger and
better than ever. Barge Mississippi
Sunday, Monday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
That genius is nothing more or les3
than the habit of receiving discipline,
was the keynote of Dr. W. C. B'agley's
address this morning on .the "Out
come of Teaching" before the Teach
ers institute now ceing conouctea at
the, high school.
Dr. Bagley in his address contended
that skill was an outcome of specific
habit and that it required great effort
without which nothing was really i
worth white. Specialisation and atten
tive repetition he pointed out as the
great factors in habit building. He
declared that neither he nor any one
else could point out an easy road to
success that it came only with the
HAPIMMESS IX SKILL..
"The greatest Joy and happiness ob
tainable comes from mastery," Dr.
Bagley declared. "The keenest de
light comes from the tasks over which
we have complete mastery. Happi
ness comes from skill. The mere fact
that there is no royal road to success,
that it is attained only through great
efforts, is in reality what makes it so
dear to U3 and gives us such joy and
happiness when we once have ob-
TO DISCUSS FEXSIOXS.
A meeting of all the teachers who
are interested in pensions will be held
this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The
meeting will be presided over by Miss
Anna Wright, chairman of the Twin
City association of teachers. Tomor
row afternoon at the same hour, Mr.
Conn of the Illinois Federation of
Teachers will address the teachers on
the work done by the federation.
In addition to those who registered
yesterday, the following enrolled today:
Pearl Erven, Edith Swanson, Louisa
Weatherhead, Mary Penny, Harriet C.
Scott, Jess B. Frick, Florence Morri
son, Grace E. Booth, Hannah Kniberg,
H. D. Harris, L. F. Haaelton, Lincoln
F. Barton, Nellie C. Ziegler, Adeline
Caughey, Anna Schwegler, Irma
Wenks, Lillian D. Beck, Virginia Ba-
lard, Ildea Wray, Lulu Mickey, Ger
trude Weay, Edna Feels, Anna B,ran
berg, Sara L. Armstrong, Kathryn A.
Leipold, Grace Weatherhead, Mary B,
Wilson, Maude Kellogg, Mabel E. John
son, Emily F. McCurdy, H. B. Hayden,
Marion Ru'ddell, Mary Moore, Hattie
Moore, Marguerite Reed, Maude Sack
report are the following:
Discrepancy of $3,741 in one special
improvement fund. '
That three bonds of another Improve
ment fund, aggregating $1,500, had
been paid twice.
That a bond issue of $9,900 was In
duplicate and that the duplicate bonds
were signed by city officials and to all
appearances are regular and could have
That a large number of paid bond
coupons have not been canceled, but
are permitted to remain in various
The report says these coupons could
be paid a second time and that the
practice affords an opportunity for
wholesale robbery of the city. It urges
a complete audit of the treasurer's ac
counts, an audit of all coupon transac
tions and an audit of the special tax
Former Treasurer Gerold, the report
points out, made good the discrepancy
of $3,741 whe.n it was called to his
attention. He told the accountants
that before they called his attention
to the discrepancy he informed the
mayor that his official cash was over
by $2,700 and that he would hold the
amount pending examination of his ac
counts. In addition the report indicates that
"a large number of prominent property
owners are escaping payment of special
taxes, but the special tax collector's
books were In such condition the ac
countants did not complete the Investi
gation they began. The report says
the property owners involved "never
pay their assessments except when
compelled to do so to clear title."
When such properties are put up at
tax sale, the report adds, "the county
treasurer bids them in for the city and'
the city receives tax sale certificates
in settlement The city' does not make
any payment to the special funds in
connection with these certificates, nor
does it make any payment of taxes as
provided by law to protect its title and
Mrs. Ila Atchlnson Wat kins, repre
sentative of the New York Herald, is
In the city on a sight seeing tour.
Mrs. G. A. Pearce and Mrs. H. E
Goranson. both of Chicago, are the
guests of Mrs. Fred Nelson, 1124 Sev
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Gerard left today
for Minneapolis, where they will visit
at the home of. their daughter, Mrs.
A. J. Hutchinson.
Mrs. Ethel Watts and Miss Winona
Hacptmann of Monmouth spent Sun
day and Monday In the city visiting
relatives and friends.
Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Snlvely and child
have returned from an automobile trip
to De Moines and Colfax. The state
fair was visited at the former place.
John and William McGrath and Miss
Mae McGraw of Clinton. Iowa, spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
SEES A LONG FIGHT
OVER THAW CASE
Constitutionality of Canada's
Drastic Immigration Act
to be Attacked.
The Ster of Q&dito EH
111-113 West Secoad Street
"Smart and: Distinctive describe these clever
silk dresses that will be so popular for early fall wear.
Scarcely two alike, assuring individuality and exclusiveness.
They come in the new shades of bottle green, mahogany, mid
night blue, taupe, nary and black, and such a variety of styles
that you're sure to find your ideal. All sizes and styles that be
come the miss or lady.
"We're featuring a splendid model of silk charmuese, new drop '
shoulder, long sleeves, with yoke effect, and shadow lace fissue,
skirt is a very pretty draped style, comes in the newest colors. "We
consider it an exceptional value at $15.
New "Sunshine" dresses, the new accordeon pleats, of silk
messaline, two and three tier effect, well "made, colors navy,
black, grey, taupe, Copenhagen,- mahogany at $12.50.
Crepe de Cygne, Crepe De Meteor, Charmuese Dresses at $16.50, $18.50, $19.75,
$22.50, $25, $30 and$3ft
All Remaining Summer Goods on Two Racks
HEAD BANKER OF
David Meyers of Pontiac Must
Appear Before Livingston
County Equalizing Body.
RESERVE FUND IN QUESTION
Matter of Society Listing Sum for Tax
ation to Be Threshed Out
Has Local Bearing.
Interesting press dispatches have
been received in the city from Pontiac,
relative to David S. Meyers, head bank,
er for the Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica being summoned to appear before
the board of review of Livingstoii
county to show cause why the insur-
ace organization should not list its
$9,060,000 reserve fund for taxation.
The hearing is set for Friday, Aug. 29.
The dispatches also contain the
statement that officers of the society
contend that should the taxation of
the reserve fund be insisted upon, the
head offices' of the company might be
moved to Indianapolis, as Indiana has
no provision in its laws for the taxa
tion of such fund.
The effect of the Pontiac investiga
tion will have an important bearing,
perhaps, on the investigation now be
ing conducted by the local board of
Rack No. 1 Dresses
Ladies' and Misses' Linen, Ratine and Voile
Dresses; all colors; values to $15.00, all tf9 AO
go at Jtf.iO
' CHILDREN'S DRESSES
$1.50 values, now ?9c
$2.00 values, now 98c
$3.50 values, now ,.$1.93
Rack No. 2 Coats, Dresses, Suits .
Choice of all suits, silk dresses and coats &C AA "
worth up to $25 at v9vU
High class coats, formerly selling at $35, tf A
and $40, to clean up at ..$1U
3 What Fashion l&gm
review. Recently Harry M. McCas-
rin filed with the board here a com
plaint that the Woodmen was not pay
ing taxes on its reserve fund. Truman
Plant", general attorney for the Wood
men at the recent hearing, declared
that if the society was taxed at all on
the fund in question it would have to
be in the home county of the head
banker where the funds were actually
located. Mr. Plantz in a statement
before the board here, said that the
society would be forced to leave Illi
nois and go to Indiana.
NOT RESERVE FUND.
Officials of the head office of the
Woodmen society when interviewed to
day claimed that the name "reserve
fund" was a misnomer and that- it
shoull properly be called surplus fund.
It was stated that all the laws in this
state covering the taxing of insurance
funds, applied only to old line com
panies and that the surplus fund,
which is merely used to pay death
losses when assessments are not ade
quate for the same, cannot be con
strued as taxable.
NOT SENDING CANNON
TO MEXICAN BORDER
Word was passed about the city to
day that a large shipment of arma
ment was being made from Rock Is
land arsenal to the Mexican border.
Asked in regard to It, Colonel Br,
the commandant, said that the arl
lery was being removed from shop K
to make more room for the harness de
partment and had been loaded onto a
car for convenience In transporta3on.
A place for the big guns will be found
in some other building.
Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 26. Possi
bility of a long drawn out fight in the
courts over the constitutionality of
Canada's drastic immigration act, .un
der which it is proposed to deport
Harry Thaw, was the favorite theme
today of both factions gathered in
"I can't express an opinion on every
defense suggested by Thaw's lawyers,"
said William Travers Jerome, "We
hope to get him brck to Matteawan,
but it does look as though we were in
for a siege."
Thaw continued to show little Inter
est in anything except publicity plans,
He was mailing and telegraphing state
ments to papers in Vermont wliere,
notwithstanding all theories about
court delay here, he apparently ex
pects to be deported.
"We believe Thaw will be promptly
deported," said T. B. Williams of the
Dominion Immigration department.
"and we don't put much faith in the
story that he can make an internation
al affair out of his case. Our duty is
simple. We will give Thaw a hearing
as soon ss he is turned down by the
minister of the interior, as I have
every reason to believe be will be, we
will then take Thaw to Vermont and
turn him loose. That will settle our
end of the affair. What happens in
Vermont is none of our affair."
Thaw's many lawyers, fearful lest
he might hurt his case with his con
duct of a self-planned press campaign,
shut him off from interviewers today.
They obtained from the sheriff an or
der to the governor of the jail that no
Martin to Colonial.
George Martin, for the nut three
years clerk at the Hotel Davenport. one 8ee Thaw XcePl ta the Presence
has been engnged to fill a similar post
tion at the new Colonial hotel in this
city. The trork on the hostelry is pro
gressing rap!dly and the opening will
probably take place about Sept. 6.
Mrs. Muriel Undorf has brought suit
in circuit court for divorce against her
husband, Charles Undorf. Cruelty is
the charge. Searle at Marshall are
counsel for the complainant.
J. A, Weed, insurance and real es
tate dealer, 1047 Twelfth street, suf
fered a paralytic stroke while In his
yard yesterday. He it said to be la a
serious condition. He is 40 years old.
of some one of his counsel. A cold
rain kept lawyers and newspaper men
and others within doors today, where
foe and friend swapped theories and
predictions and mutually agreed that
legal moves for and against his return
were in a state of chaos.
"Gets-lf for Corns,
arid Away They Go!
"GETS-IT, the Nrw-Plnn Corn Core.
Gets Any Cora Sorely, Quickly.
Tou'H fay. "It does beat all how
quick "GETS-IT" got rid c-f that corn.
It's almost magic!" "GETS-IT" gets
II LICENSED TO WED II
Emil H. J. Pickron .......Rock Isiand
Miss Otillia K. Markgrof Moline
Joseph Sersig "...Rock Island
Miss Ethel Blackwell Moline
Dale A. Baumback Rock Island
Miss Martha A. Sullivan. . .Springfield
George W. Kent Rock Isiand
Mlsa Helen M. Enright Ro;k Island
Fred M. Smith Hillsdale
Mis3 Deldee Farrell Hillsdale
Fred Talady Moline
Miss Ada Claeys Moline
Last Trips to St. Paul
Giving two days to visit
RlTfriTai.ii f i.i i .
Eat and sleep on the boat while in St. Paul. "
Last Trips to St. Paul August 30 and September 6.
The most delightful time to make the up river trip,
W. H. LAMONT, General Agent. Office foot of Nineteenth St.
Call Rock Island 188.'
"Sever Could Do ThU Before. 'GETS-
IT' Made Kvery Corn Vailtk
every corn, every time, as sure as the
sun rises. It takes about two seconds
ato anply It. Corn pains stop, you tor
Bet tne corn, tne corn snriveis up, ana
It's gone! Ever try anything; like that?
You never did. There s no- more fuss
ing with plasters that press on the
corn, no more salves that take oft th
surrounding flesh, no more bandaares
No more knives, tiles or razors that
make corns grow, and cause danger of
blood poison. i,t,iMi is equally
harmless to healthy or irritated flesh.
It "gets"- every corn, wart, callous and
bunion you've got.
"GETS-IT- ir sold at all druggists'
at 25 cents a bottle, or sent on receipt
of price by E. Lawrence & Co., Chicago.
CITY MONEY IS TANGLED
Expert Accountants Report East St. !
Louie Is Subject to Robbery.
East St. Louis. Ill, Au& 26. Mayor
Chamberlin announced yesterday that
he had prepared to send to the city
council an expert accountants' report
showing discrepancies in East St. Louis
Among tiie things set forth in the
We Buy and Sell
Deere and Company
Moline Tlow Co.
Root & Vaa Dervoort stocks
LITTEN & ROBERTS
Stocks, Bonds. Mortgages,
Peoples National Bank Building
Rock Island. HI.
WITH J. JOHNSON
Negro Pugilist Receives Wild
Greeting From Great
Mobs in Street.
of the hall. The lights were down,
but the audience got a glimpse of
Johnson and cheered frantically for
several minutes. They, also shouted
words of encouragement to the pugi
list, a few dissentients vainly protest
ing by hissing.
Johnson stood smiling and bowing
for several minutes. Then he left and
tried to escape the crowd by taking a
taxlcab at another entrance. This was
useless, however, and the police had
another job in ridding the car of those
who were clinging to it. When at
length the car wae free and started.
hundreds ran alongside of it for some
There were similar scenes at the
South London music hall. Here John
son made a speech in which he said,
among other things:
"My only crime is that I beat Jef
fries." When he left there were scenes
similar to those at his' departure from
London, Aug. 26. The man in the
street showed last night in an emphat
ic manner that he does not share In
the hostility to Jack Johnson, the
American negro pugilist He regards
the negro as the victim of persecution
which Is due to color prejudice.
Notwithstanding the announcement
that Johnson's appearance had been
postponed, the Euston music hall and
South London music hall, where he
had been billed to appear, were dense
ly crowded last night, and there were
great mobs outside of each.
Johnson's first turn was at the
Euston. Here there was a great up
roar from the moment the curtain
went up. The audience was determin
ed to have Johnson, and stood up and
shouted for him.
They refused to listen to two come
diennes who had refused to appear if
Johnson did, but in consequence of the
announcement of the postponement of
his appearance had agreed to go on.
The audience drowned the efforts of
these two young women with whistles.
cat calls, and hisses, and they were
obliged to retire, and the whole show
was held up.
Presently a roar of cheering outside
the hall announced that something
was happening. Johnson's car had
arrived with the big negro, who was
all smiles. The crowd yelled with de
light at Johnson's appearance and
climbed all over the tar In an effort to
shake hands with him.
Johnson was almost smothered by
the mob that got on all parts of the
car, and the police had great difficulty
in clearing a pathway for the pugilist
to the entrance.
Johnson and his friends marched In
under the leadership of Manager Loxer
Los Angeles By the will of the late
Charles A. Canfield, oil and mining
man, whose estate is valued at $10,
000.000, his four daughters, Mrs. Flor
ence E. Whitney of New York, and
Mrs. Daisy Danziger, Mrs. Caroline
Spauldlng and Miss Eileen Canfield,
all of this city, received $1,000,000 each,
and Miss Dorothy Canfield, an adopted
daughter, $250,000. To Charles O. Can-
field, the son, is left $100,000 in trust.
All the news all the time The ArguB.
Green Bay. Wis. Joint Lutheran
synods of Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Michigan adopted resolutions favoring
amalgamation of these synods with
that of Ohio.
8 Neal Liquor Treatment
For the accommodation of
those who are unable to come to
the Institute for treatment ar
rangement may be made with tne
manager for the administration
of the .treatment, by an exper
ienced attendant in the seclusion
of your own apartments.
Each year thousands of men
and women are permanently re
lieved of all craving or necessity
for liquor in the sixty Neal In
stitutes now in operation. What
the Neal Treatment Is doing for
them it can do for you, or for
your friend, in the short space
of Three Days. No Injurious
drugs. No hypodermics. No
suffering. No publicity. For In
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write or phone 3899. Or ask for
our free literature describing the
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J. J. MORROW, Manager.
Jii;iin.:i;n miiiiiii! mi niiniiii'iiinniilil iUlllii:i:Hili
The ambitious money earner should never for
get that bis upward progress depends less on, the
amount in his pay envelope, as it does on what he
does with the money.
No matter how often his pay is increased, if he
doesn't turn some of it into permanent capital, his
progress is not so genuine as that of another who
earns less but saves some.
If you are in dead earnest about "working up"
having something to show for your effort, open
your savings account NOW. Don't put it off.
German Trust & Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
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