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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1913.
DAY IN DAVENPORT
Heirs Missing. There is an estate
worth several thousand dollars tn Eng
land awaiting the heir of William
Hughes, well known to old residents
of Davenport as a wealthy and eccen
tric recluse, who died about six year3
5a to j As far as Is known Mr. Hughes
ftleft co relatives with the single excep
tion of a nejjhew, who has moved
-away from Davenport and whose pres
tnt residence is not known. To dis
cover this nephew or some other heirs
of Mr. Hughes, "William Owen, 10
Harp street, Holyhead, England, arriv
ed in Davenport yesterday. Mr. Owen
.will run down every clew that may
jead to the discovery of this nephew,
Jas an Income of several thousand
,'pounds a year is left him. Mr. Hughe3
(will be remembered as a lavish giver
'rto church projects in the' early days
aof Davenport. He was a member of
the Baptist church, to which denom
ination he made repeated gifts. He
ai also noted for his many philan
-throplea to poor people. Most of his
Charities showed his eccentric disposi
tion. He owned several farms and
had a large Income in addition. He
Jiad never married. Mr. Owen was
iold that he at one time owned a car
riage factory here, also a mill, and
;that he had large timber interests.
The present estate in England yields
an income of several thousand pounds
annually. It Is left by a brother of
the former Davenporter.
Charged With Manslaughter. The
case of the ttat of Iowa against Isaac
Richardson, charged with manslaugh
ter in th death of Arthur Wundrum,
was begun yesterday afternoon before
Judge Done gan in district court. At
torney W. M. Chamberlain and C. H.
Murphy appeared for the defendant
County Attorney Fred Vollmer and As
sistant County Attorney Waldo Beck
er are prosecuting the case. The af
ternoon session was consumed in en
deavoring to secure a Jury from the
September paneL It is believed the
jury will be chosen today and the case
Is likely to consume most of the week
In district court. Richardson was pro
prietor of the saloon at the rear of
which was a barn where young Wun
drum slept during a cold winter night
In January, 1912, dying the following
day from the effects of exposure. The
defendant is charged with having been
guilty of ordering the youth taken to
the barn when the latter was intoxi
cated. The case will be stubbornly
fought on both sides.
Verdict Accidental Death. Chief of
Police Schramm, after making an in
estimation into the death of Jchann
Kubisch, who was fatally injured Sat
urday night in a plunge from the bal
cony down the stairs at the LyTtc the
atre, has failed to find anyevidence
;of foul play and the riollce believe fhe
death was purely accidental. No one
was seen with Kublsch when he en
tered the theatre and there are no
cJcwb to support a foul play theory.
ter-in-law,,Mrs. Meta Hagfcdom, also
After two -.weeks' illness, Mrs. Brid
get Connole, a native of Ireland, died
at 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary
Tiernaa, 734 East Tenth street. De
ceased was born-In Ireland 85-years
ago. She came to 'De Witt, Iowa, when
a young girl and :1C years ago to Dav
enport, where she had made her home
ever since. Her husband- preceded her
in death 45 years ago, dying at his
heme la DeWitt. She was a member
of the Altar and Rosary society of the
Sacred Heart cathedral. Surviving
are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Tlernaa
of Davenport, and one son, T. J. Con
nole of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral ser
vices were held at 6:30 o'clocit this
morning rom the Sacred Heart cath
edral, and Immediately after the mass
the body was taken over the C, M. &
St. P. railway to DeWitt aad laid to
rest beside the body of her husband.
Mrs. Kate Hurto passed away at 8
o'clock Sunday morning at the family
home, 522 College avenue, after a pro
longed illness. Decedent was born in
St. Louis 80 years ago and came to
Davenport many years ago. She made
her home here ever since. Mrs. Hurto
m as the widow of the late John Hurto,
who died 13 years ago. She is surviv
ed by the following step-sons: S. H.
Hurto cf this city, John Hurto of
Texas and F. W. Hurto of Chicago.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon from the M. V.
Boles company chapel, with interment
in the City cemetery. Rev. P. H. Mc
Dowell officiated at the home and also
at the grave.
In District Court. A decree of di
vorce vas granted by Judge Donegan
yesterday to Edna Buck against her
husband, Jeremiah Buck, on the
grounds of cruel and inhuman treat
ment and drunkenness. The Bucks
were married Sept. 10. 1910. The de
fendant did nbt appear to defend the
The will of Alfred Baker -was ad
mitted to probate by order of Judge
Donegaa in district court. Sarah Lu
ella Baker is named executrix of the
A transcript of the judgment ren
dered in Johnson county in favor of
the plaintiff In the suit of the First
National bank against II . M. Pratt
and others was filed with the clerk of
The first report of Louis Haase,
trustee of the estate of William
Haase, was filed yesterday morning
by Attorneys Ruyminn & Ruymann
end approved In district court by
given peremptory orders to prevent
citizens of Dixon from providing
auto rides and theatre parties to con
victs now engaged In state road work
in the vicinity of that city.
The governor's position In the mat
ter is made plain in the following;
telegram: ' '
"Hon. E. M. Allen, Warden Jclietj
penitentiary: Am informed by Mayor
Brinton, Dixon, that some misguided
enthusiasts are preparing to give auto
mobile rides and theatre parties to
convicts working roads at Grand De
tour. This is either effervescent emo
tionalism or a scheme to advertise a
theatre. Stop it at once.
"E. F. DUNNE, Governor."
TO WED ARMY MAN
I " ' v r 'M
DUNNE STOPS A FETE FOR
CONVICT ROAD TOILERS
Springfield. 111., Sept. 16. In a tele
gram addressed yesterday by Gover
nor Dunne to Warden E. M. Allen of
the Jollet jjenitentiary, the official Is
Miss Earbara Stephens.
The engagement of Miss Barbara
Stephens, daughter o'J Congressman
William D. Stephens of Los Angeles,
and Lieutenant! RandoYpii Zane of the
United States marine corps was an
nounced recently (at the Stephens
heme. Lieutenant -Zan a is a son of
Rear Admiral Zaise. .Miss Stephens
was a debutante lastwinter at the
Philadelphia After -Jbequests ap
proimating 500,000, thai will of Julia
Garrett one of the richest women in
Pennsylvania, leaves the residue ct
her estate to Isaac- Tatna.ll Starr, for
years a close friend and - fiscal agent
of the family, tl is Eaid.Miss-Garrett's
estate amounts to more than! $10,000,
000. Cousins are expected to contest
the will. They are remembered in
amounts ranging from $10,000 to $100,-000.
news all the time
Mrs. Agnes Miller went to Orioa ;
Friday to make i' short visit with her J
daughter. Mrs. W. Smith.
Miss Hazel Dodson of Galesburg re
turned home Saturday after a few
weeks visit with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Zentmire.
Mrs. S. S. Johnston and daughter,
Miss Ethel .and the Misses Odessa
and Frances Sheats were Rock Island
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Walker and little
daughter Inez of Keokuk. Iowa, came
Saturday to visit Mrs. Walker's par
ents, Mr., and Mrs. C. H. Scott
Miss Helen Wheeler, who has been
visiting her cousiu, Mrs. E. Bigelow,
returned to her home in Peoria Sat
urday. Professor and Mrs. A. H. Woods
worth, who have been visiting Mrs.
Woodsworth's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. C. Mclntyre, left the first of the
week for Hanover, Ind., where Mr.
Woodsworth will teach history, soci
ology and physiology in the Hanover
Mrs. C. O. Finch and daughter Rosa
lind of Joy spent Wednesday with Mrs.
Finch's sister, Mrs. J. A. Powers.
Rev. and Mrs. O. M. Dunlevy went
to Reynolds Wednesday and Mr. Dun
levy assisted in laying the cornerstone
of the new Methodist church in that
Mrs. Elisabeth Willits returned to
her home in Monmouth Wednesday
after a few days' visit at the home
of Judge I. N. Bassett
Mrs. P. D. Bergen and son Chalfant,
who have spent several years in Chan
tung, China, and Mrs. Bergen's sister.
Miss Adelaide McKinney of this city,
left Friday for Hartford, Conn., where
they will make their home for the
present P. D. Bergen will teach in
the theological seminary in that city
and Chalfant will continue his studies
in Yale college.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. LIndstrom were
Rock Island visitors Thursday. J
Mrs. Charles Hultquist of New Bos
ton and Mrs. Lee Melcher and sons,
William and Charles, of LaCrosse,
Wis., spent Wednesday at the home of
Mrs. Mary Scott
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Townsley and
children have moved from Griffin to
this city and will reside on East
W. F. Primley of Lincoln came Fri
day to visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. O. Harten and attend the Mer
cer county fair.
Miss Jessie Lemon went to Joy
Wednesday to spend a few dayB with
Mr. and Mrs. J. Vance.
About fifty people went ?rom Aledo
to Viola Friday and attended the re
union of the McCreight and Nevins
families, held at the home of J. W.
McCreight and daughter, Miss Bertha
Among those present were Dr. Arthur
McCreight, formerly of Aledo, but now
of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and his family
who are enroute for Germany and
Austria, where Dr. McCreight will take
a post-graduate course in advanced
medicine and surgery.
E. M. Bigelow and Ed McFarland
went to Kewanee Wednesday to at
tend the Kawanee fair. I
One of the most pleasing social
events of the season was the reception
given to the faculty and students of
William and Vashti college and the
teachers of the Aledo public schools,
Thursday evening, at the home of
Mayor and Mrs. J. W. McRoberts by
the congregation of the Methodist
church. The house was beautifully
decorated with goldenrod and aspara
gus ferns. The guests, numbering
about two hundred, were received at
the door by Mr. and Mrs. McRoberts,
and in the receiving line were Rev.
anl Mrs. Bartle, Dr. and Mrs. English,
Miss McHwain, Professor and Mrs. In
man, Professor rnd Mrs. Lloyd, Pro
fessor and Mrs. Ray, Professor and
Mrs. Wild and Professor Latimer.
Music furnished during the receiving
hour by John McRoberts at the pian
ola. Dr. English called the house to
order and a very entertaining program
was given. The Aledo Male quartet,
composed of David Berg, Grant
Kramm, J. Baldwin and Thomas Ken
ny sang two selections. Reading from
"When Polly Went to College," by
Miss Frances Hebcl. Miss Farsburg,
instructor of violin in William and
Vashti college played two violin se
lections in which she was accompanied
by Professor Hannes Olsson at the
piano. Reading, "Aux Italians," by
Miss McKee. Miss Walters, teacher
of music in the Viola and Joy schools,
sang "The Bird and the Rose," by
Amy, E. Harrocks, and "A Creole Love
Song," by Moncrief. That the pro
gram was greatly appreciated was
shown by the hearty applause which
was given. Later orange punch and
wafers were served in the dining room
by the young ladies of the congrega
Mrs. H. O. Banes and baby daugh
ter Mary Isabella of New Boston,
spent Thursday with Mrs. Bane'B
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Bateman,
Miss Katherine Emrick left Wed
nesday for a short visit with friends
in Burlington, Iowa and Carthage
Miss Martha Wheeler of Union
town, Pa., is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Lewis.
Laczl McWharton was a business
visitor in Rock Island Thursday
Mrs. C. H. Rensenhouse of Jones
Crossing, Mich., left Wednesday fc
her home after, visiting her son P. D.
Rensehouse. She was accompanied
home by Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Rense
house for a short visit
Miss Rfjth Harney arrived home
Wednesday from Chicago where she
has spent a few weeks with relatives.
Ed Middaugh of Galesburg came
Thursday to make a short visit with
is parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Mid
daugh. Mrs. Guy Lord is visiting in Clinton,
Iowa with her mother, Mrs. R. J. Ro
Mrs. Len Brown and daughter of
New Boston were Aledo visitors Fri
day. Mrs. Maud McCreight and daughter
Harriet, of Jefferson, Mo., came
Thursday to visit Miss Elizabeth Mc
Creight and other relatives.
Mrs. W. W. Garner and daughter
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day to spend the day.
At a recent meeting of the Metho
dist congregation of this city, a
hearty invitation to remain on the
charge for another year was given to
Rev. J. B. Bartle, who has been pas
tor here the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. 3. S. Adams ot Gales
burg are visiting Mrs. Adams' father,
Judge I. N. Bassett.
Miss Leota Wharton returned to
her home in Moline Thursday after a
ehort visit with Mrs. Mary Wharton.
Mrs. Ora Hughes who has been vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Runbom, re
turned to her home in Joy Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. Winbigler left the
first of the week for Rochester, Minn.,
where the doctor will attend the sur
gical clinics at the Mayo brothers'
hospital. They will be gone
Miss Katie Ewing, Misses Anna-
belle and Hazel Clark and Miss Mina
Douglass went to Davenport Saturday
to spend the day with Miss Maggie
Clark, who is taking treatment in the
hospital In that city.
The sixth year of William and
Vashti college began last Monday.
The enrollment in the college proper
and in the normal and business de
partments is greater tha last year. In
the academy the attendance is slight-
ly less than last year. Professor
Henry Lloyd has a large increase in
students in the department of agri
culture and a heavy enrollment in
the business department is reported.
Professor Ray, dean of the college
has been made director of athletics.
Coach Wild has already begun foot
College Fie'.d Secretary O. C. Ev
ans, who has been residing in Mon
mouth, is moving his family to Aledo
this week and will devote, his time to
building up the endowment fund.
Mr. and Mr6. L. Hunter who have
spent a few d-:ys with Mr. and Mrs. :
E. Minor returned to thejr homo in '
Miss Mlnota Bassett arrived home
Friday from an extended visit with
her brother Dr. Victor Bassett and
family, in Savanna, Ga.
Mrs. H. R. Morgan spent Thursday
S. T. Nelson and son Lytle, arriv
ed home Thursday from a short visit
Mrs. J. L. Lockhart went to Joy
Wednesday where she' was called by
the serious illness of her sister, Mrs.
C. S. Goddard'. .,
Mr. David Hoge of Monmouth, who
has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Robinson in New Boston returned1
Carriers Federated. Herman Paus
Han, the delegate of the, Davenport
jKstfftce clerks to the convention of
the National Association of Postofflce
Clerks held last week at Cleveland,
Ohio, has returned home. He reports
that the resolution favoring the affilia
tion with the American Federation of
Iabor passed the convention and ac
tlon was taken for a referendum vote
by the mpmbtrs of the organization
the country over. Similar action was
taken at the same time by the Nation
al Association of Letter Carriers,
which was held last week at San
Francisco. Davenport was net repre
sented at this convention, but the res
olution was sent by mail. The move
ment favoring the affiliation of the
JC-post oas vbKkqJxizneffffletaoinshr
postofflce employes' organization with
the American Federation of Labor
originated In Davenport. The original
resolutions were drafted at the meet
ings of the loral cl?rks and carriers
and brought before the national con
vention. National Rout Satisfactory. Whll
National Routs Satisfactory. While j
deploring the fact that the tri-clties
kst the Lincoln national highway,
though having the best route across
the state of Iowa, the Davenport Auto
mobile club feels that the matter is
now lost, though without any appar
ent reason frcm the directors of the
Lincoln Highway aspoclation. The
entiment tha. Davenport will never
the loss draw much traffic from the
rational route because the better high
way iiar.ws through the city, is ex
pressed by I G. DeArmand, secretary
of the Davenport Automobile club.
Declare Dividend. The German
Pavings bank, at a directors' meeting
yesterday, declared its regular quar
terly dividend of 4 per cent, payable
to stockhcaVlcrs on Oct. L
Obituary Record. Claus Klindt, a
resident of this county for many years,
died yesterday morning at the home of
bis son-in-law, Hartwig Peters. 1323
West Eighth 6treet. after a brief Ill
ness at the age of ?S years. Deceased
wss born Jan. 29, 1S33, in Hcehndorf.
Probstel, Germany, where he received
Jils education. When 19 years of age
he emigrated to the United States.
Af-er landing In New York, Mr. Klindt
xnada his way west to Scott county.
Two years later he settled on a farm
in Lincoln township. In the year 1SC2
decedent was married to Miss Anna
llorst, who preceded him in death two
and one-half years ago. The aged
couple retired from farm work five
years ago and came to Davenport.
Mr. Klindt was well known here. Ke
Is survived by the following children:
Mrs. Hartwig Peters, Mrs. Henry
Schneckloth. Mrs. Henry Koch, Mrs.
-William Moeller, Mrs. John Liptein,
.Mrs. Margaretha Kardel and Miss Ka
tie Klindt, and Herman Klindt and
Henry Klindt of Mayarllla A daugh-
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