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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 1013.
BODY OF MAN IS
DOWN THE RIVER
Supposed to Be That of J. Leo,
nard of New Boston Who
Had Been Working Here.
MYSTERY SHROUDS DEATH
The Duty of Women to Register
But Officials Scout Idea That He May
Have Been Murdered Open
Verdict by Coroner's Jury.
The body of a man. supposed to be
that of J. Leonard of New Boston,
111., was discovered floating down
the river by two boys wbo were play
ing near the bank at the foot of Four
teenth street shortly after 5 o'clock
The body was towe.l ashore and
taken to the Kent undertaking parlors
where it, now lies awaiting the arrival
of relatives. The man Is thought to
have a mother and sister at New
Boston and these h& been notified.
It Is Frpposed that (he floater had
been in the water for several days
as it was in an advanced state of
decomposition when found.
DKATII A MY STEM Y.
The cause of the man's death re
mains a mystery. At the coroner's
Jury, held last night, even his name
was unknown and an open verdict
Today, however, several men who
had worked with him at the Tri-City
Button company In .Davennort identi
fied the holy as that of J. Leonard.
A card con'alning the name of that
company upon which was inscribed a
name too faint to be decipherable,
and a dime were all that was found
in his pockets.
But little was known concerning
him. He came to Davenport, supposed
ly from Burlington, a fw weeks ano
and obtained employment at the but
ton company. About one week ago he
quit his Job and had not been seen
woi'T Mt nni:ii ni:.
The idea that the man had met,
with foul play wa3 scouted by the
It was at first supposed that cer
tain marks on the man's body might
have resulted from a blow with some
dull instrument but further Investiga
tion showed that they were probably
encountered by bumping against some
object in the river.
The theory of suicide Is also given
little credence. The belief generally
held Is that the man might have fallen
into the river. Where or how he fell
In remains unknown, however.
(Written for The Argu.)
All women of Rock Island should
register tomorrow. Regardless of any
prejudices they may have entertained
on the subject of suffrage, they must
now live up to the trust reposed in
them by the lawmakers of the state
and vote when voting time comes.
We suggest to the women who have
automobiles that they devote at least
part of the day. all day if they can.
to taking their less fortunate friends
and neighbors to their registering
places. You may never have done any
civic work yourself up to this time,
this is perhaps your first opportunity.
Do not overlook it
Some women will be too feeble to
walk, some are recovering from ill
ness and would not dare to exert them
selves to walk any distance, all house
keepers are busy people at this sea
son with Its preserving, pickling and
Jelly making, with housecleaning and
fall sewing looming before them, and
the excessive heat these days exhausts
the strongest, so the trip to register
may appear as the last straw, but an
auto ride, even if the distance is short,
would te a rest and change that would
refresh them and make them forget
their tired feet and general weariness.
You need not confine your efforts
to your own precinct You have ac
quaintances all over town. Cut the
list of precinct boundaries from Mon
day's papers, and when in doubt con
sult it If women cannot go, take their
names and addresses and register for
them, the only requirement being that
they live In the precinct and are over
21 years of age. Eighteen is tne legal
age for women in this state, but 21 is
voting age. This idea came from a wo
man who has a machine. She intends
to use her's in this way. We urge you
to do the same and we predict that
you w ill enjoy the experience so much
that you will let nothing prevent you
making the same use of your auto
when Sept 11 comes.
AOTO DAY PROVES !
A GREAT SUCCESS
Mercer County Event at AledOj
Attracts Remarkable Crowd j
PARADE IS BIG FEATURE'
IN MURDER MYSTERY
f .,. ;. .
moned but all efforts to save the
child's life proved unavailing and he
died after a night of intense suffering.
Bernard was born In Rock Island
June 3, 1911. In addition to the par
ents, two brothers, Walter and Rich
The funeral will be held Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. Gum
ming of Moline, officiating at the home
services. Interment will be made in
AMCH MAY" IGIEIIART.
The funeral of the late Alice May
Iglehart will probably be held tomor
row afternoon from the home, 1327
Fifth-and-a-half avenue. Interment will
be made in Chippiannock cemetery.
Hill Climbing Contest Has Many En
tries Window in Bank Build
ing Suddenly Breaks.
The United States .Civil Service
commission announces that on Sept.
27 an examination will be held at
Illinois City. 111., as a result of which it
is expected to make certification to fill
a contemplated vacancy in the position
of fourth class postmaster of class
fourth at that place and other vacancies
es they may occur at that office, un
less it shall be decided In the interests
of the service to fill the vacancy by
reinstatement. TJie compensation of
the postmaster at this office was $303
for the last fiscal year. Applicants
must reside within the territory sup
plied by the postoffice for which the
examination Is announced. The ex
amination Is open to all citizens of the
United States who can comply with
the requirements. Application forms
and full information concerning the
requirements of the examination can
be secured from the postmaster at Illi
nois City, or from the United States
civil service commission, Washington,
P. C. Applications should be properly
executed and filed with the commis
sion at Washington at least 7 days be
fore the date of the examination, other
wise it may be impracticable to ex
amine the applicants.
Miss Emma E. KrilL
NewbuTgh, N. Y., Sept. 1. Miss
Emma E. Krill, the young nurse who
recently was exonerated of the charge
of having murdered her sweetheart,
Dr. Stanley E. Tron of Utica, declares
that her life is in danger from the
"Several times since I came back
to my home after Dr. Tron's death,"
said the girl while applying for pro
tection to the Aqueduct police, "I have
had narrow escapes from death. I
thought the first time it was an ac
cident, but later I know that efforts
were being purposely made to kill me.
I have been constantly followed by
two Italians who I am sure are Black
Dr. Tron was an Italian. It is be
lieved he was surgeon for many Black
Handers, who lamented his death and
swore vengeance upon his supposed
slayer. Miss Krill told the police that
many times the doctor had treated
Italians suffering from gunshot or
stab wounds. When she asked him
why he didn't report the cases to the
police he replied: "These are bad
people to fool with."
FIRST NEW CAR
The first of the new lot of P. A. Y.
E. cars was received here this morn
ing, but has not as yet been unleaded
from the cars. Superintendent Hun
toon received advices yesterday to the
effect that three of the new convey
ances had been shipped from St Louis
on Aug. 31. Others will be arriving
daily, but will not be put into active
service vntll enough of them have ar
rived to completely equip one partic
(Special to The Arus.)
Aledo, 111., Sept. 3. Several people
narrowly escaped serious injury here
at 1 o'clock this afternoon when a
heavy plate glass window in the Aledo !
National bank gave way, great sections
of glass crashing among the people.
Several were cut by flying segments,
but none were badly hurt. The crowds
surged up against the side of the bank
and the tremendous pressure caused
the window to give way.
Over 2,500 visitors are in Aledo to
day to celebrate the annual automobile
day of Mercer county. Early this
morning the machines began to ar
rive, and by 10 o'clock there was a
solid line of honking autos pouring
into the city from every direction. The
rush continued up until noon, and still
others arrived this afternoon. The
town presents a gala appearance, and
merchants and citizens have done
orations. Over 1,500 automobiles have
arrived from outside points.
The program proper began at 1
o'clock this afternoon with a grand
parade. W. J. Graham won the prise
for the best decorated car. Ernst
Carlson second and Shaw Music com
pany third. The Swarthout-Barker
Auto company took first money for j
the most antique car, displaying an i
ancient Oldsmobile. The parade form-!
ed at College avenue and Seventh ,
street, and hundreds of machines were
in line. The hill climbing contest at-!
tracted large crowds. In addition there
are scheduled various other xaces, !
both auto and horse, and a balloon as-1
L. A. Hick - received ftrst prise for
driving his car the longest distance to i
Aledo, the trip being made from At- j
kinson, a distance of 70.8 miles. To- j
night there will be a big banquet, atj
which auto owners will receive their
prizes. Noted speakers on good roads
will be heard.
ROCK' ISLAND, ILU WSg5Wr5
OLD SOLDIERS MEETING
AT PORT BYRON TODAY
A large number of old veterans are
attending the annual reunion of the
Rock Island County Soldiers' and
Sailors' association at Port Byron this
afternoon. Members of the W. R. C,
ladles of the G. A. R. circle, Spanish
American war veterans and their aux
iliaries of this city are also attending
the meeting in force.
II WHERE TO REGISTER
Taylor to Speak.
Dr. W. E. Taylor of Moline will be
the principal speaker at the banquet
of the Mississippi Valley Fanciers' as
sociation tomorrow night The ban
quet will be held at the Rock Island
Nineteen hours after he had heen
attacked by cholora infantum, Ber
nard, the 2-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Fryslnger, 1816 Fortieth
6treet. succumbed, dying at 5:20
o'clock this morning.
The little boy was playing around
near the houee about 9 o'clock yester
day morning when he first complained
of being ill. Medical aid was sum-
Suit for Divorce.
Suitj for divorce has been filed In
circuit court by Mrs. Helen Dressen
against her husband Henry Dressen.
The couple were married In Rock Is
land June 4, 1895, and lived together
until July 11, 1913. J. K. Scott is at
torney for the complainant. Cruelty
The Old Settlers will meet tomor
orw at the Watch Tower. An Inter
esting program has been arranged.
11.50 a bushel at Market Square,
Seventh street, 8:30 Thursday morn
Bay City, Michigan, Sought Telephone
"The hope is quite generally expressed
throughout the state that the report that
comes from Lansing that the Michigan
State Telephone Company is about to take
over the lines of the Citizens Company in
different sections of the state, and that
this is a forerunner of the merger of all
companies, is true.
"Conditions have materially changed of
late. The state railway commission hav
ing been given jurisdiction over telephone
companies with authority to fix tolls and
rates, there is no longer cause for appre
hension that the exactions of telephone
companies can become burdensome. Con
ditions have reached a point where exces
sive and burdensome rates can no more be
tolerated, and as to tho mere matter of
service the telephone is a natural mon
opoly. "If all the companies can be equitably
merged and the highest possible effective
ness as to service be obtained and at fair
rates, the business of the state will be
much bettered by a one-service company.
Bay City, Mich., Tribune, Oct. 12, 1912,
Central Union Telephone Company
A. J. Beverlin. District Manager
In view of the fact that women vote
for the first time in Rock Island this
year. The Argus republishes the var
ious voting precincts where the regis
tration boards will sit tomorrow, to
gether with the precinct boundaries:
First Precinct Bert Yoh's bar
ber shop, 413 Fourth avenue. Ex
tends from river to Fifth street
and from river to city limits.
Second Precinct 702 Second
avenue. Extends from Fifth to
Eighth street and from river to
Third Precinct City barn. Ex
tends from Eighth to Twelfth
street and from river to Seventh
Fourth Precinct 924 Ninth
street Extends from Seventh ave
nue to Aiken street and from
Eighth to Twelfth street.
Fifth Precinct Court house.
Extends from Twelfth to Six
teenth street and from river to
Sixth Precinct 1434 Seventh
avenue. Extends from Sixth to
Tenth avenue and from Twelfth
to Seventeenth street.
Seventh Precinct 1101 Fif
teenth street. Extends from
Tenth avenue to city limits and
from Twe'.fth to Seventeeh street.
Eighth Precinct 1910 Third
avenue. Extends from river to
Fifth avenue, and from Seven
teenth to Twentieth street
Ninth Precinct Trinity parish
house. Sixth avenue and Nine
teenth street Extends from
Fifth avenue to city limits and
from Seventeenth to Twentieth
Tenth Precinct Twenty-second
street, hose house. Extends
from river to Sixth avenue and
from Twentieth to Twenty fourth
Eleventh Precinct-r821 Twen
tieth street Extends from Sixth
avenue to city limits and from
Twentieth to Twenty-fourth
Twelfth Precinct Twenty
sixth street hose house. Extends
from river to Sixth avenue and
from Twenty-fourth to Thirtieth
Thirteenth Precinct Rear 2700
Seventh avenue. Extends from
Sixth to Ninth avenue and from
Twenty-fourth to Thirtieth street
Fourteenth Precinct, 3032
Fifth avenue. Extends from riv
er to Eleventh avenue and from
Thirtieth to Thirty-eighth street
Fifteenth Precinct Rear 4425
Six-h avenue. Extends from
river to Tenth avenue and from
Thirty-eighth to city limits.
Sixteenth Precinct 1340 Thirty
eighth street. Extends from
Tenth avenue to city limits and
from Thirtieth street to city lim
its. Seventeenth Precinct 1334
Thirtieth street Extends from
Ninth avenue tp city limits and
from Twenty-fourth to Thirtieth
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Models in Women's Suits
An Advance Display of Authorita
tive Models of Distinction
One extremely smart cutaway model is of new English
corded suiting a plain tailored costume with collar of Pump
kin Yellow velvet. New three-piece skirt with slashed sides.
Colors are in new shades of navy and brown
and black. Priced at
Another very attractive model is cf men's rough cheviot in
the very new cedar brown trimmed in broadcloth to match and
black velvet. The style is one of the new fancy cutaway ef
fects that are so swagger this season. The skirt has the new
side draped effect.
One of the most handsome and distinctive of the early Autumn
models is a seven-button cutaway style of Parsan blue
eponge, lined with burnt orange silk, inlaid collar of burnt
orange velvet with fur edge. A very striking cos
tume. Priced at '
Very Charming Are The New
Autumn Wool Fabrics
Two new weaves In particular that you will want to see are shown
for the first time in the dress goods section.
Brocaded Wool Ratines In burgundy, taupe, brown, new navy and
black a beautiful fabric for fall and winter costumes, 7C
at a yard f 1 D
Brocaded Wool Satin Another brocaded weave shown in gendarme
blue, bordeaux, morine, taupe and black $1 00
Extraordinary Values in the Crock
China Salad Bowls beautiful
decorations on fine thin china
and bought to sell
at 45c on sale at each.
Mayonaise Dish with tray and
ladle, fine imported china with
Beautiful china Sugar and
Cream sets which have always
sold at 50c, for this
time the pair
Highest Quality Haviland
china Bread and butter plates,
dainty floral and real gold dec
orations 75c, $1. and $1.25
volues. Take your
Fine Imported China Cups and
Saucers with wreath of rose
' and gold decorations. On sale
at, cup and
S v 1
Specials from the September High
Grade Furniture Sale
The entire third floor furniture section Is over-running with alive
sharp underpriced values. We are determined to make this the
greatest September In this department's history. Here's but a hint
of the hundreds of savings awaiting you.
Dr. Turner at -43
The Dr. Martha Turner
Lectures on how to retain
Youth and Beauty, have at
tracted the marked attention
they deserve. Dr. Turner
lectures at 10 a. m. and 2 p.
m. and will be with us for
three days more.
The lectures are free.
More $10.50 Felt Mattresses for $5.89
Several weeks ago his of
fer cleaned out our stock
in one day but the fac- ST
factory has sent us 25 I ffJL
more, In art ticking with li3fiJF-'lj&$i
A Plank Top Dining
Table for $15.88
Here"s a high grade
solid hand polished
quartered oak table
with a thick plank top.
Now offered at only
Three Hundred House
Dresses at $ 1 a Piece
Makers' clean up lot. All
he had left of these
styles but they are good
ones. Ail are crisp and
Very Smart, atlractive
Dresses at only $ 1
three hundred isn't 30
many, we have more than
once sold that many In a
2 Inch Iron
.Just an even
dozen in the
will want one
Of Special Interest to Ladies Are Thse Writ
ing Desks at Special September Prices
We want you to see these dainty new desks,
now selling at the spe
cial September prices.
The assortment is mosl
complete and the prl
ces way below their
Here are a few cf the
$ 7.00 desks for
10.75 desks for
12.54 desks for
13.03 desks for
15.75 desks for
20.00 desks for
' II IIJMHIIIII II Mill Hi k
news all the time The
II LICENSED TO WED II
Edward C. Schrocder ....Rock Island
Miss Erma B. Uarell Rock Is'.and
Arthur Bergert Rock Island
Miss Bertha Whitmore Moline
James A. Van Fossen Davenport
Mies Margaret E. Alger ...Davenport
Abner E. Peterson Rock Island
Miss Jennie S. Wining ...Rock Island
Harry R, Culkin - '.Keokuk
Miss Mary K. Rogerson ......Molina
Edward Mienck Davenport
Miss Lclia B. Gray . . ;. . .Davenport
Charles A. Hawkins .Davenport
Miss Delia Jordan ...Portland, Mich.
Karl R. Guckert Hampton
Miss Mabel E. Mohr Hampton
Stadfield. Levlna Raymond, Alma
Walton, Mary Sabel. Kate Wagner
and Mrs. John Stadfield.
This suit Is the outgrowth of the In
cident in which the women are alleg
ed to have ridden Mrs. Richardson
on a rail and made it so uncomfort
able for her that she fled from the,
State's Attorney Dady has announc
ed that, he will lake the matter up
before the grand Jury In October and
ask an indictment of the women said
to be mixed up in the affair. .
WOMAN RIDDEN ON A RAIL
ASKS $100,000 DAMAGES
Waukegan. III., Sept. 3. The prae
cipe of a suit for $100,000 was filed lrA
the circuit court yesterday by Mrs.
Minnie Richardson, victim of the re
cent rail riding at Volo, against Emma
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Tref 2.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981,
uix per ceat larm mortgages. Litten
fc Robert. People'! National bank
Meeting Called Off.
The meeting of the Pastors' Aid so
ciety of Central Prcrbyterian church,
announced for tomorrow, will not be
hold, owing to the extreme heat.
W,a!fiington Francis Burton Har
rison was sworn In as governor gen
eral of the PhilinDines. He win nail
from San Francisco Sept. 10.
news all the time The
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Illinois Theatre Building